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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 7
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, January 25, 2007


Wildcat Football's Head Coach Resigns


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One of the most successful foot-
ball coaches in HardeeWildcat his-
tory is calling it quits for now.
"His success is not just his win-
loss record, but the character build-
ing, the coaching for life. There's
no way to put a number on the
effect on his players and their
lives," said Hardee High Principal
Mike Wilkinson after receiving


Derren Bryan's resignation on
Friday.
Bryan will leave as soon as a
replacement is selected. He will
continue with college recruiting
and other tasks until then. A search
will begin immediately.
The 34-year-old said Monday
that he is leaving to devote time to
his wife Diane and sons Jace, near-
ly 4, and Jorren, who was born in
November during the hectic region-


al playoffs.
"Hopefully, I'll be the number
one coach for my sons. It will be
the biggest coaching challenge of
my life. I want to be sure every-
thing is going well with them. I'm
young enough that I can get back in
coaching at some later date," said
Bryan.
Schools Superintendent Dennis
Jones perhaps reflected the senti-
ment of the community. "I'm as sad


as anyone else. When I first heard
about it last Friday, I can tell you it
ruined my weekend.
"Derren has been a wonderful
coach and ambassador of Hardee
County, and so I am so very sorry
he has chosen not to work in that
capacity for now. I have to respect
anyone who makes a decision in
favor of his family. He will be dif-
ficult to replace. He has been an
See COACH 2A


January 22, 20071.


Dear Wildcat Supporters:
I would like to thank you all for the support you. have
given to me and Hardee football over the last seven years.
My experience as head football coach in our community is
one that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
I will soon be taking on a new coaching role. I plan of
moving to the next level. I hope to be part of an outstanding
T-ball organization and possible state championship flag
football team for the next couple of years.
I will forever cherish the memories of fan-packed Friday
nights at Wildcat Stadium. Thank you so much for a wonder-
ful ride.


Sincerely,
Derren Bryan
Head Football Coach 2000-06
Hardee Senior High School

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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
During a time-out Wildcat Coach Derren Bryan and senior quarterback Weston Palmer have a serious strategy talk. The duo led
Hardee to the 2006 regional finals, a four-overtime loss to Bartow. In seven years, with a 46-game win streak, Bryan teams went
69-12 with five consecutive district championships.



Homicide Victim Found In Woods


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A worker out checking a pipeline
early this week discovered the body
of a homicide victim.
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
spokesman Maj. Claude Harris Jr.
said an employee of the Florida
Gas Transmission Co. was out in
the Fort Green Springs area
Monday afternoon inspecting a gas
line when he came upon the scene.
He found a young white woman,
i2n her 20s or 30s, lying in a slightly
wooded spot along the pipeline
right of way.
Harris said the body was found at
about 1:30 p.m. He estimated the
woman had been there about three
days. "Another employee was out
there a week before, and the body
was not there then," he said.
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vicinity of county roads 663 and
664. "She was over 1,000 feet north
of 664," the major noted.
The body was exposed to the ele-
ments, with no attempt to conceal
it. Harris said detectives have yet to
determine if the woman was killed
in this county or if her body was
merely dumped here.
The body was clothed, he noted,



Impact


Fees Are


Lowered
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
County commissioners have
lowered impact fees.
And, they refused to set a sched-
ule when, if ever they may be
increased.
The action came on a split vote
during last week's Hardee County
Commission meeting after lengthy
discussion among themselves and
with members of the public.
After nearly an hour, the com-
mission voted 4-1 to lower impact
fees to 50 percent of the recom-
mendations in a previous study.
Commissioner Gordon Norris
voted against that motion, saying
without knowing how much school
impact fees will add, he wasn't
ready to approve even 50 percent of
the recommended level yet.
The Thursday vote reverses an
earlier decision to set residential
and small business impact fees at
75 percent of the recommended
levels and implement that July 1,
raising it to 100 percent by Jan. 1,
2008. Previously, the commission
See IMPACT FEES 2A


adding, "but I haven't gotten into
details if it was fully or partially
clothed." He could not say if a sex-
ual assault had occurred.


Harris said the Sheriffs Office
has classified the death as a homi-
cide. He was not able to release the
See VICTIM 2A


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With his hand on the Gospel of
Mark that his grandfather carried
into war, Jeff J. McKibben took the
oath of office as county judge last
week.
It was a fitting personal tribute
for a fully historic occasion.
The investiture ceremony Thurs-
day afternoon at the Agri-Civic
Center in Wauchula first saw for-
mer county judge Marcus J. Ezelle
sworn in as a circuit judge, then
McKibben as his replacement on
the county bench.
Ezelle became the first Hardee
County resident ever elected to a
circuit judgeship. The 10th Judicial
Circuit is comprised of Hardee,
Highlands and Polk counties, but
no circuit judge has ever come,
from this county..
The importance of .the moment
was not lost on John W.H. Burton,


who welcomed guests on behalf of.
the Hardee County Bar Associa-
tion. "This is a historic day for
Hardee County," he began. "For the
first time since this county was;
formed in 1921, a circuit judge has
been elected from Hardee County."
He went on to point.out the dual
significance of the day: "We have
never had a circuit judge elected
from this county, and we have
never had two judges sworn in on,
the same day."
Burton was first to speak after
Bailiff John R. Dorsey brought the
official court session to order, the
Rev. Dr. Al W. Jenkins of All
Saints' Episcopal Church in
Lakeland led the invocation, and.
Chief Circuit Judge J. David
Langford introduced the officials
present for the occasion.
Jenkins asked for God's blessing
"on the courts of justice." He asked
See JUDGES 10A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Daughter Sarah Ezelle zips up her father's robe as wife Carol and sons Daryl and David participate in the enrobing of Marcus J.
Ezelle as the first circuit judge from Hardee County since its formation in 1921.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 25, 2007


C The Herald-Advocate
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S JAMES R. KELLY
:',C Publisher/Editor
S: CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
.. Managing Editor

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SKelly's Column
By Jim


The American Cancer Society has developed a new plant-based New
American Plate designed as a healthy way for everyone to eat, regardless of
weight status. The plate recommends at least two thirds of the meal
"revolving around vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans; meat, fish and
poultry are kept to no more than one-third of a meal."
The cancer death rate in the United States has declined two yearsin a
row.

I had bad luck the past two years in my. "Adopt A Manatee" experience.
In 2005 I adopted Lucky, who was killed when run over by a boat. In 2006
I adopted Ripper, who perished in an outbreak of red .tide.

Dick Maenpaa and a lot of others are wondering why gasoline prices
are still high when the price of crude oil has been dropping in recent
months, to just over $50 a barrel. And why do gas prices sometimes seem
to be a few cents higher per gallon in Hardee than in Polk and some other
counties in Florida?

...ohn Roy Gough reports his recent hip replacement surgery went very
well, and he is walking better than in the past several years.

Thurmon Bell recommends that workers do not wear a heavy tool
pouch on their side. He said this can cause back trouble over a period of
many years, and he should know, speaking from experience.

The Wauchula Kiwanis Club will hold its 11th annual Sporting Clays
Shoot Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Charles and Mary Jane Matheny course
southeast of Zolfo Springs.

Derren Bryan has done a top notch job as Hardee High head football
coach for the past seven years. He is well organized and teaches good val-
ues to the players. His resignation was a surprise. We hope he can continue
his coaching career soon.

J.W. Cherry has submitted this photo from the 1920s of a milk cow and
a hog which he calls the "Forerunner of the Automatic Milking Machine."
His parents, Louis and Arsena
S Cherry, lived about halfway between
Limestone and Lily. The family had
moved from Tennessee to Tampa to
Hardee County.
The family noticed the milk cow
had very little milk at night. Then they
found out why the hog.
S J.W., 83, and his brother, Louis,
who passed away three years ago,
j operated a first class cabinet shop
From 1960 until about 1973 in the cur-
Srent Bay Laundry building and then
moved-the cabinet shop to the Cherry property off Hanchey Road, where
J.W. and his wife Margaret live.

It is great to see nice guy Tony Dungy and his Colts reach the Super
Bowl this year. Tampa's loss was Indianapolis' gain.

The Peace River Valley Citrus Association will hold its annual mem-
bership dinner meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Turner Agri-Civic
Center in Arcadia; Guest speaker is Rocky Bleier, a four-time Super Bowl
champion runningback with the Pittsburgh Steelers and a decorated
Vietnam veteran.

Freda Douglas of Wauchula recently attended the annual convention of
XanGo in Salt Lake City. She is a distributor for XanGo, an international
market leader of nutritional supplements from mangosteen, a prized fruit
from southeast Asia. ,
XanGo is a major sponsor of Major League Soccer. Maybe mangos-
teens can become a major agricultural crop in Hardee County someday.


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also set warehouse and industrial
impact fees at 50 percent of the rec-
ommended levels and agreed to
implement that Oct. 1, 2007, and
raise it to 100 percent by Oct. 1,
2008.
Now, the commission says that's
too much. They rejected a resolu-
tion proposed by Central Florida
Regional Planning Council setting
the schedule to implement impact
fees. The planning council is in the
midst of doing a similar impact fee
study for the School Board and
hopes to have it ready by June.
Norris said he would rather wait
until he had those figures to make a
better decision.
The School Board impact fees
have to be added to the county fees
and both included in the county's
Comprehensive Land Use Plan,
which outlines how the county
plans to accommodate growth.
The recently approved State
Senate Bill 360 requires that coun-
ties, municipalities and School
Boards work together in planning
for growth and how they will pro-
vide the parks and recreation,
library, jail, fire-rescue, general
government, law enforcement,
transportation and schools for such
growth.
On the drawing boards are sever-
al housing/retail projects which, if
all completed, could brine thou-
sands of new residents to the cities




COACH
Continued From 1A
excellent coach," said Jones.
In his seven-year tenure, Bryan
has led the Wildcats to an unprece-
dented five straight district champi-
onships. His record of 69-12
includes a 46-game regular season
win streak and regular participation
in regional playoffs
"I'm saddened for our football
program but I understand his want-
ing to be with his family. He's been
involved with football since ele-
mentary school and I understand
his need to step away for a while.
There's a lot of pressure to have
3,000 or 4,000 people evaluating
your job every Friday night," said
Wilkinson.
"This is not just a school issue,
it's a community issue," said
Wilkinson, who said the position
would be advertised through the
Florida High School Athletic
Association websites. "We'll
receive resumes and put together an
interview committee of community
football leaders and school-related
personnel. We'll look for the best
possible candidate. It's our goal to
have someone in place before the
spring practice, but we'll take as
long as it needs to get the right per-
son," said Wilkinson.
Jones agreed. "Derren has been
an excellent football coach, a men-
tor for his players. Part of what has.
made him so successful is his
emphasis on character as much as
the Xs and Os of the game. We
have to advertise for a minimum of
five days, but can hold that open as
long as necessary. We want to cast
as wide a net as possible and look
for the best person," said Jones.
In further explaining his deci-
sion, Bryan said the football staff
has changed tremendously in the
last few years. "At first, it was only
C.'oach Doyle (Carlton) who had
children. Now, almost all of us do.
That comes into play. Even in the
off-season, a head coach's job is
24-7, 365 days a year.
"When one season is over, you
start building for the next. Coaches
David Mahoney and Hacam Shweil
are working with players in the
weight room now. We're also work-
iing on college recruiting," said
Bryan who was pleased that two of
his players were named to the state
Class 3A All-Star team. Defensive
end Johnny Ray Harris made third
team and linebacker Ricky Wiggins
made honorable mention.
' "We went to the regional finals,
yet we had no one on the offensive
All-Star team. We aren't recog-
nized statewide as we should be,"
Bryan commented.
"But our fan support is tremen-
dous. I want to tell everyone how
super special that is. So many
teams that travel to other places
have few fans. We often have dou-
ble what the home team has. It's
;like being at home. Mr. Wilkinson
has been so supportive. Athletic
directors Val Patarini and Don Gray


have been supportive," continued
Bryan.
"Hopefully, all that support will
continue. I'm not quitting teaching.
And I won't be out of a supportive
role for the football team. I'll con-
tinue with Fellowship of Christian
Athletes. I want to be a Wildcat
supporter for whoever gets the
coaching job. If it's just to shine
helmets, sit in the stands. I'm not
walking away from Hardee athletes
or the Hardee Wildcats. I'm just
hoping to coach my sons' tee-ball
or flag football, be there for them,"
concluded Bryan, leaving a thank-
you letter for the .community.
(attached).


and county. How these would affect
traffic, education, emergency ..and
other services and who sh6uld*pay
for them continues to be the ques-
tion. V
Commissioners have taken the
stance that it is an either/or situa-
tion, They are unwilling to expect
current property owners to pay for
growth through their ad valorem
taxes. Impact fees are charged as
part of the costs on the new resi-
dence, business or industry.
They are revising ordinance 07-
07 which outlines the capital facili-
ties and equipment needed to pro-
vide for growth and the impact fees
would be applied to those costs
only. Impact fees cannot be used
for maintenance of current facili-
ties. They want the grace period for
construction already begun to
extend 36 months from the July 1
implementation of impact fees, not
from the date the ordinance was
approved. While they are having a
public review of the ordinance
changes, they will also tweak its
definitions. A date for a public
hearing has not been set.
"I want people to understand that
we do not have a choice. The state
says we will have a way to pay for
planned growth. They call it con-
currency and say we all have to
cooperate on this. If we don't
implement this, people will not be
allowed to pull building permits at


JOB MARKET
A story in last week's issue
gave the wrong date for the
Hardee County Community
and School Awareness work-
shop of employment s.kills.
The workshop is Satlrday
from 1 to 3 p.m. at the First
Missionary Baptist Church,
1347 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula. For more in-
formation, call Katrina Blandin
at 781-1461 or Veronica
Brown at 767-1694.

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


all," said Norris.
Builders Howard Bolin and
Larry Mittell, who construct rental
duplexes, complained that the pro-
posed impact fees for duplexes
were too high. With increased inter-
est rates, construction costs and
taxes, they could not meet mort-
gage payments if the impact fees
were set as proposed. If they raise


the rents too high, people cannot'
afford them and move out.
After a lot more discussion, the'
commission decided to set impact
fees at 50 percent of recommended,
levels and implement on residence'
and businesses on July 1 and ori
warehouses and industry on Oct. 1.
They made no provision to increase
the fees.


VICTIM
Continued From 1A


manner of death as yet.
At first unidentified, Harris at
mid-morning Wednesday reported
he had "just received notification
that they have been able to ID her."
Detectives used fingerprints to
secure a name, he said.
He said he could not release the
woman's identity because her next
of kin had not yet been notified.
Detectives were on their way out of
the county to do just that, he said.
"That doesn't necessarily mean she
is not from this county, just that
they have to go out of county to


notify her next of kin."
He did add, however, that 'she-
doesn't appear to be from Hardee
County."
The woman's connection to this
county is unknown.. "We don't,
know if she was living here," hep
said.
Harris said the body was taken tb-
the Medical Examiner's Office ip,
Lakeland for autopsy.
Lead investigator in the case isr,
Det. Andrew McGuckin. .
This is the first murder in Hardee
County for 2007.


Nutrition Notes

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FRUIT
Fruit is not just for dessert or snacks. It can be the centerpiece of j
savory dish using a modest amount of meat that acts almost like a condi-
ment, yet is adequate in providing needed protein and nutrients.
This approach fits health experts' recommendations on diet: Cancer
researchers recommend cutting back on meat and increasing consumption
of fruits and vegetables to help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and:
other chronic health problems.
A diet emphasizing plant-based foods supplies the health-protective
phytochemicals that help protect us from serious and chronic health prob-
lems. Research on the relationship between nutrition and cancer, for exam-
ple, shows that specific phytochemicals protect us from particular aspects
of the cancer process. And because certain phytochemicals are found only
in specific foods, eating a wide variety of vegetables and fruits, as well as
other plant-based foods, is the best way to protect against the many.diffe,
ent types of cancer. ., ,., ;
Lycopene, for example, is only found in red fruits like watermelon.
pink grapefruit, and in tomatoes and tomato-based products. It helps protect
against prostate cancer, and possibly breast cancer. Another phytochemical,
cryptoxanthin, which is linked to a decreased risk of cervical cancer, is
abundant in many orange fruits, like mango, tangerines, oranges and
papaya.
In some cultures, fruit is a common ingredient in main courses. Many
Asian cooks, for example, use fruit to contribute a sweet element to the hol-
sour-sweet-salty-bitter balance of taste they try to achieve. .
Vietnamese fish soup, for example, often includes pineapple :along
with tomatoes and bear sprouts. Fruit is a common ingredient in Chinese
sweet-and-sour dishes, and in stir-fried rice, too.
Different fruits offer different textures and flavors as well as phyto-
chemicals. Pears and apples add crunch. Pineapple, berries, oranges and,
grapes contribute bursts of tangy sweetness. Peaches, nectarines, plums and
mangos offer a range of juicy textures.


Look at the stars sometimes.
They are only notes. They are
music.
-Pat Conroy


HAVE A HAPPY ANDIHEALTHY NEW YEARf!
Healthy Weight Week is celebrated nationally during January each
year. For the new year, make a resolution to choose healthy foods and enjoy
an active lifestyle.
Making the right choices can help you feel better today and stay
healthy for tomorrow. It can also help you achieve and maintain a healthy
weight for your body type. Here are some helpful ideas for eating healthy
and shedding those unwanted pounds:
Eat a variety of fruits: fresh, frozen, canned or dried. These choices
are better than fruit juices for most of your fruit choices. The vitamin C and
fiber will prove to be very beneficial toward strengthening your body.
Eat a lot of vegetables, especially dark green vegetables like broccoli
and kale; eat more orange vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes.
Don't forget about beans and peas, like pinto beans, kidney beans and black
beans.
Every day, get at least three cups of low-fat or fat-free milk or an
equal amount of yogurt and/or cheese (1 1/2 ounces of cheese equals one
cup, of milk).
Make half your grains whole. Choose whole-grain foods, such as
whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, brown rice and low-fat popcorn, more often.
Check the ingredient list for "whole" grains.
Go lean with meats and poultry and cook with little added fat. Bake
it, broil it, or grill it! Don't forget to include fish, beans, eggs and nuts as
healthy sources of protein in your eating plan.
Limit saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt and added sugars.
Find your balance between food and physical activity. Be physically
active for at least 30 minutes most days of the week. Children and teenagers
should be physically active for 60 minutes every day, or most every day.
Get the most nutrition out of your calories. Choose foods packed
with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients, but low in calories. Pick
foods like those mentioned above. Limit foods with added sugars and fats
that are high in calories but provide little nutrition.
To keep down germs, remember to always clean your hands, food-
contact surfaces, fresh fruits and vegetables to keep your family safe from
food-borne illness.
To avoid spreading bacteria, do not allow juices from meat and poul-
try to come in contact with other foods.
By following the suggestions listed here, your new year should be one
that is both healthy and happy!


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
Case No. 252007CA000020.
GARY HAZEL,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BELL LOOS and GAUDENCIO
GOMEZ; if alive or If dead, and their;
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other per-
ties claiming by, through, under or.
against them,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANTS:
GAUDENCIO GOMEZ, if alive or
if dead, and their unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through,
under or against them
Post Office Box 134
Seville, FL 32190
(Last known mailing address)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you to quiet
title on the following described prop-
erty in Hardee County, Florida:
Lot 5, Block 16, Town of
Ona, Section 33, Township
34 South, Range 24 East,
Hardee County, Florida
and you are required to serve a copjl
of your written defenses, if any, to
JOHN. H. BURTON of.Burton &
Burton, PA., Post Office Drawer 1729,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or before'
the 16 day of February, 2007, and Vle
the original with the Clerk of the Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter, or
a default will be entered against yodi
for the relief demanded In the corm-
plaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on this 10 day of Jaunary, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK,
Clerk of Courts
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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IMPACT FEES
Continued From 1A


New County Impact Fees Effective July 1
Residences Countywide Incorporated Areas Plus Transportation
Totals Totals
Single-Family -$1,280 1,128 999 to 1,577.,
Multi-Family 932 860 -674 to 925
Mobile Home 1,312 1,157 1,348
Hotel/Motel Room 479 420 384 to 733


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Baseball Boys Start Shortly


Jy JOAN SEAMAN
C The Herald-Advocate
Spring fever and baseball season
gp together.
And, if you're feeling feverish,
b1 sure it's almost time for Hardee
Wildcat baseball. Tryouts were all
l4st week and both varsity and
junior varsity teams named.
The varsity season starts with the
pie-season Hardee Diamond
Qlassic Feb. 6-8. which will
involve Lake Wales, Auburndale
and Fort Meade. Hardee games are
vs. Lake Wales Highlanders at 7
pm. on Feb. 6 and against the Fort
Meade Miners on Feb. 8 at 4 p.m.
,The following week, Feb. 12-16,
Hardee will participate in the Lake
Wales Highlander pre-season tour-
ney, playing Haines City on Mon-
day, Feb. 12 and McKeel Academy
on Wednesday Feb. 14.
The regular varsity season starts
on Feb. 20 with a visit from Braden
River. The junior varsity will start
its season that night with a trip to
Lake Placid.
Varsity head coach Steve Rewis
will be assisted by Brian Alexy and
David Beumel, while John Sharp
atd Dan Barnett will again handle
the junior varsity.
'Chosen for the 2007 varsity are
seniors Jeremy Hollenbeck, Will
Ik Benavides, Jacob Spencer, Justin
Sencer, Briant Shumard, Cody
Greene and RyanAbbott.
Joining them are juniors Carl
Basey, Kyle "Justin" Cobb, Kaleb






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Saunders, Dan Timmons, Will
Abbott, Cody Gullatt and Josh
Spencer.
Sophs on the junior varsity
include Tony "Jose" Martinez, Ben
Krause, Michael Dixon, Brek
McClenithan, Josh Rodgers, Tyler
Robertson, Adam Cartwright.


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Freshman on the roster include
Carson Davis, Connor Davis, Josh
Rickett, Nick Battles, Dalton Farr,
Tyler "Lucas" Cobb, Marcus
Chancey, William "Dustin" Mad-
dox, Kory Porter, Charlie Powell,
Joshua Mink and David Richard-


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Head Coach: John Sharp
Assit. Coach: Dan Barnett


ife Keeping
By Rich Shepard
rgency Management Director


2007 HARDEE WILDCAT BASEBALL SCHEDULE
HEAD COACH: STEVE REWIS


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longer write their own speeches
or books, and there is some evi-
dence that they can't read them Christmas, children, is not a Atechlical objection is the first Wisdom is what's left after we've
either. date. It is a state of mind. refuge of a scoundrel, run out of personal opinions.
-Gore Vidal -Mary Ellen Chase -Heywood Broun -Cullen Hightower


WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!
Have ydu ever looked at old magazines specifically hobby science
publications like "Popular Mechanics" and "Popular Science" to see
'what they'predicted on how we'd be living in the future?
It always amazes me how, by 2007 at least, we would all be living in a
pseudo-Normal Rockwell future where dad drove his flying car to the office
adid mom had an all push- button kitchen that did all the cooking and clean-
idg. Of course, we regularly went to the moon and other planets in rockets
a easily as one might take a bus across town. In this fantastic future world,
tfiere were no diseases, no disasters and no conflicts.
'' Unfortunately, 2007 hasn't gotten any of those miracles in order just
-yt. ':tnrintin all that'to brihg'cybi this point: Sometimes simple ideas are
the.best. The simple idea we're going to discuss today is reducing the
spread of germs.:
LET'S SHAKE ON IT
OK, I am a gentleman and as such, if we meet in public I am liable to
6ifer you my hand. After all, it's the way civilized people greet each other
and a man's handshake is his word, right?
S.Well, consider this: Do you know where your hand has been? Do you
kriow where your friend's hand has been?
Millions of bacteria could be living it up on your palm right now (I
lAiow you looked), and when you "press the flesh" you are giving the little
Critters a free ride to a new home. Every cough, sneeze and throat-clearing
ahemm" you cover with your hand releases untold numbers of little beasties
onto your palm. Here they will reside for an extended visit until they die or
ou kill them with soap or other anti-microbial product.
r Here are some interesting (insert "scary" in some cases) facts about
hitchhiking germs, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Pre-
vention:
The human influenza virus can live on surfaces (doorknobs, coun-
tertops, desks, etc.) between two and eight hours.
,* The most common form of flu virus transmission is touching some-
thing with live viruses on it then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
An unprotected cough or sneeze can propel the flu virus up to three
feet.

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The CDC recommends a number of very simple and practical ways to
prevent the spread of flu and most other airborne viruses.
0 Clean you hands often, wash with soap and warm water or an alco-
holhbased hand cleaner.
Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes as much as possible.
Cover you nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve instead of
y)ur hands.
Discard used tissues in the trash immediately after use
Avoid people who are already sick.
The CDC also recommends using these easy methods to prevent the
spread of many other types of infectious diseases:
Cleaning surfaces removes dirt and germs, disinfecting surfaces kills
germs.
o* Antibiotics don't work against viruses. Don't over use them and
always consult a doctor before taking any medication.
Avoid contact with wild animals and make sure your pets are rou-
tinely cared f6r by a veterinarian.
Get immunized. It's easy, low cost and saves lives
You can .learn more about disease prevention by visiting the CDC's
Web site at www.cdc.gov.

ARE YOU PREPARED?
Hardee Cdunty Emergency Management is proud to sponsor the sec-
ond annual Hazardous Weather Awareness Poster & Essay Contest. The
contest is open to all H-ardee County students in grades K-12.
Thetheme.for the poster contest, for grades K-5, is creating a poster
illustrating safety tips for one of Florida's weather hazards. For students in
grades 6-12, the essay contest will consist of students responding to the fol-
lowing question: You are a leader, in a community that is about to be
impacted by a Category 5 (Hurricane Katrina-like) storm. You have been
advised by emergency preparedness officials that the storm will impact in
79 hours. Describe in 500 words or less what steps you would take to make
ftralFpreparations for the public, emergency workers and the community in
M cal. Your preparedness plans should include evacuation routes, people
With pets and other concerns.
If you would like to enter the contest or to learn more about the rules
and prizes, visit our Web site at www.hardeecounty.net/eoc or our co-spon-
sor www.bulkfm.
The winners will be announced in next month's column. Good luck!

TIP OF THE MONTH
Be sure to "winterize" your generator and other gasoline-powered
devices By either draining the fuel or adding a preservative. This will
tend the life of the engine and keep it in top condition when you're ready
tp u4e it,again. Remember, managing your emergencies begins with you.


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BERLY F.
HAMILTON
Berly F. Hamilton, 88, of
Chuluota, died Sunday, January
21, 2007, in Orlando.
He was born Nov. 6, 1018 in
Berry Mountain, W.V. and
moved to Chuluota in 2005 from
Wauchula where he had lived
since 1974. He was a coal miner,
and a World War II veteran serv-
ing in the U.S. Army Air Force.
He is survived by one son,
David Hamilton of Chuluota.
Services will be held today
(Thursday) at 1 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel with bur-
ial in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens in Avon Park.



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CLARA JUNE
BROWN
Clara June Brown, 79, of
Bowling Green, died Friday,
January 19, 2007, in Lakeland.
She was born in Tazewell, Va.
to the late Wilgus and Georgie
(Edwards) Creech. She came to
Bowling Green in 1953 from
Kokomo, Ind. She was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green and the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution.'
She was a nurse at Palmetto
Clinic, working also for Dr.
James Whitehurst and Dr. Raul
Palomadq.
She was preceded in death by
husband John William Brown
Sr., one daughter, Vickie Sue
Cartwright, and one granddaugh-
ter, Amy Sue Cartwright.
Survivors include her children
Rev. John W. Brown Jr. and wife
Carol of Bowling Green, and
Kathy Becker of Lakeland; one
sister, Pat Brown of Lakeland;
four grandsons Johnmark
Brown, Justin Becker, Jason
Brown and Joshua Brown; and
six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was' Monday 5-8
p.m. at Robarts Family Garden
Chapel. Services were held
Tuesday at 10 a.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green with the Rev. John Brown,
the Rev. Jim Williams and the
Rev. Blake Albritt6n officiating.
Burial was in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to the
Gideons or First Baptist Church
of Bowling Green.



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TRAVIS EUGENE REESE
Travis Eugene Reese, 80, of
Wauchula, died Saturday, January
12, 2007, in the Bay Pines VA
Hospital.
Born in Colodon, Ga., he came to
Wauchula several years ago from
Georgia. He was a farmer and a
Baptist. He served in the U.S. Army
in World War II.
He his survived by three sons,
Dennis Reese, Timothy Reese and
Gary Reese, all of Wauchula; two
daughters, Annette Carpenter of
Rockmart, Ga., and Katie Rees of
Lakeland; one sister Grace Reese,
of Douglasville. Ga.; 13 grandchil-
dren; and several great-grandchil-
dren.
Lewis W. Mohn Funeral
Home & Cremation Service
Seminole

BERLY F. HAMILTON
Berly F. Hamilton, 88, of
Chuluota. died Sunday, January 21,
2007, in Orlando.
He was born Nov. 6, 1018 in
Berry Mountain, W.V. and moved
to Chuluota in 2005 from Wauchula
where he had lived since 1974. He
was a coal miner, and a World War
II veteran serving in the U.S. Army
Air Force.
He is survived by one son, David
Hamilton of Chuluota.
Services will be held today
(Thursday) at 1 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel with burial
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in
Avon Park.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


DOROTHY ANN ZIGLAR
Dorothy Ann Ziglar, 74, Bowling
Green, died Saturday, January 20,
2007 at home.
She was a resident of Bowling
Green since 1949, coming from
Enterprise, Ala. She was a Baptist
and a cook at Scaffe's Truck Stop.
Survivors include children, Ernie
Ziglar and wife Norma June of
Bowling Green; Bobby Ziglar and
wife Cyndee of Wauchula; Rose-
mary Ritchel and husband Bill of
Wauchula; and Belinda Hart of
Zolfo Springs; two brothers, Bill
Snedden and wife Joan of Deland;
and Jim Snedden and wife Joan of
Leesburg; 11 grandchildren and 17
great-grandchildren.
'Funeral services were held at 3
p.m. Tuesday, Jan 23 at Bov.ling
Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family FIneral Home
Wauchula


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ROGER G.
REESE
Roger G. Reese, 56, a lifelong
resident of Wauchula, died
January 5, 2007 at home.
He was a carpenter and a vet-
eran serving three years in the
U.S. Army in the 1960s during
the Vietnam Era.
He was preceded in death by
one brother, Mark.
Survivors include one son,
Joseph Anderson of Jesup, Ga.;
one daughter, Kimberly Mans-
field of Jesup, Ga.; three broth-
ers, Dennis Reese, Tim Reese,
and Gary Reese, all of Wau-
chula; two sisters, Katie Meade
of Lakeland, Ga., and Annette
Impie of Villa Rica, Ga.; and two
grandchildren.



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LONZY LAMAR STANFORD
Lonzy Lamar Stanford, 76, of
Kenai, Alaska, died Saturday,
January 13, 2007, at the Central
Peninsula General Hospital in
Soldotna, Alaska.
Born Sept. 27, 1930 to James and
Ruby (Long) Stanford in Wau-
chula, he served the U.S. Army
from 1948 to 1962. He then moved
to Kenai where his raised his fami-
ly. He was employed by the state of
Alaska Department of Transporta-
tion in Soldotna as equipment fleet
foreman until his retirement April
30, 1997. He also delivered the
Anchorage Times for 10 years on
the Peninsula. He was a member of
the Kenai Baptist Church, the
Moose family center and the
American Post Legion.
He was preceded in death by his
wife of 53 years, Beatrice Lou
Stanford.
He is survived by four sons,
Lonnie Lamar Stanford and wife
Annette of Kenai, Vernon Lynn
Stanford and wife Vicky of Kenai,
Keith Lawrence Stanford of
Anchorage, and Gary Lee Stanford
of Kenai; one daughter, Ruby
Louise Stratton and friend Max
Nickerson of Anchorage; one sister,
Serena Williams of Tennessee; two
brothers, Emanuel Stanford and
Marcus Stanford, both of Florida;
eight grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 19, at
Peninsula Memorial Chapel in
Kenai. Funeral services were
Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Kenai
Bible Church with Pastor Vance
Wonser officiating. Burial followed
at Kenai City Cemetery. A celebra-
tion of his life followed at
Paradisos Casino Lounge in Kenai.
Military honors were performed by
VFW Post 10046 and American
Legion Post 20.
In lieu of flowers, memorial con-
tributions in his name may be sent
to the American Cancer Society,
10057 W. Fireweed Lane, Ste. 204,
Anchorage, AL 99503.
Peninsula Memorial Chapel
Kenai, Alaska



ROGER G. REESE
Roger G. Reese, 56, a lifelong
resident of Wauchula, died January
5, 2007 at home.
He was a carpenter and a veteran
serving three years in the U S.
'Army in the 1960s during the
Vietnam Era.
He was preceded in death by one
brother, Mark.
Survivors include one son,
Joseph Anderson of Jesup, Ga.; one
daughter, Kimberly Mansfield of
Jesup, Ga.; three brothers, Dennis
Reese, Tim Reese, and Gary Reese,
all of Wauchula; two sisters, Katie
Meade of Lakeland, Ga., and
Annette Impie of Villa Rica, Ga.;
and two grandchildren.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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DOROTHY ANN
ZIGLAR
Dorothy Ann Ziglar, 74,
Bowling Green, died Saturday,
January 20, 2007 at home.
She was a resident of Bowling
Green since 1949, coming from
Enterprise, Ala. She was a
Baptist and a cook at Scaffe's
Truck Stop.
Survivors include children,
Ernie Ziglar and wife Norma
June of Bowling Green; Bobby
Ziglar and wife Cyndee of
Wauchula; Rosemary Ritchel
and husband Bill of Wauchula;
and Belinda Hart of Zolfo
Springs; two brothers, Bill
Snedden and wife Joan of
Deland; and Jim Snedden and
wife Joan of Leesburg; 11 grand-
children and 17 great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held at 3
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Bowling
Green Cemetery.


Obituaries


CLARA JUNE BROWN
Clara June Brown, 79, of Bowl-
ing Green, died Friday, January 19,
2007, in Lakeland.
She was born in Tazewell, Va. to
the late Wilgus and Georgie
(Edwards) Creech. She came to
Bowling Green in 1953 from
Kokomo, Ind. She was a member
of the First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green and the Daughters
of the American Revolution. She
was a nurse at Palmetto Clinic, and
for Dr. James Whitehurst and Dr.
Raul Palomado.
She was preceded in death by
husband John William Brown Sr.,
one daughter, Vickie Sue Cart-
wright, and one granddaughter,
Amy Sue Cartwright.
Survivors include her children
Rev. John W. Brown Jr. and wife
Carol of Bowling Green, and Kathy
Becker of Lakeland; one sister, Pat
Brown of Lakeland; four grandsons
Johnmark Brown, Justin Becker,
Jason Brown and Joshua Brown;
and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday 5-8 p.m.
at Robarts Family Garden Chapel.
Services were held Tuesday at 10
a.m. at First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green with the Rev. John
Brown, the Rev. Jim Williams and
the Rev. Blake Albritton officiat-
ing. Burial was in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to the
Gideons or First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


BRANDON R. CHESHIRE
Brandon R. Cheshire, 19, of
Winter Haven, died Saturday,
January 20, 2007, at Lakeland
Regional Medical Center.
He was a member of Turning
Point Worship Center in Bartow.
He is survived by his father Ron
R. Cheshire of Winter Haven;
mother, Christy L. Cheshire of
Bowling Green; two sisters, Lea
Smedley and Amanda Cheshire
both of Bowling Green; grandpar-
ents, Billy R. and Fredia Cheshire
of Highland City, and Phillip and
Loretta Smith of Bowling Green;
great-grandparents, Edith Granger
of Bowling Green, and Tom and
Nadine Willis of Highland City.
SFamily will receive friends today
(Thursday), Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m. at
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home,
650 E. Main St., Bartow. Funeral
services will be held tomorrow at
11 a.m. at Turning Point Worship
Center, 1400 E. Georgia St.,
Bartow.
Memorials may be--sent to
Turhi'ng Pdinit-;itW*6rship: 'Center,
1400 E. GeorgiePt., BartOW 33830.
Whidden-McLean
Funeral Home
Bartow


MARIALIS AVILES
Marialis Aviles, infant daughter
of Maria and Lupe of Zolfo
Springs, died Sunday, January 21,
2007, in Wauchula.
She is also survived by grandpar-
ents, Maria and Indaleco Aviles,
and Oton and Evira Estrada, all of
Mexico.
Services will be held today
(Thursday) at 9 a.m. at Robarts
Family Funeral Home with burial
in Friendship Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The county has a little over a
week to be able to offer property
for an area-wide major economic
project.
While the county does not own
such land, it is hopeful someone
interested will come forward and
offer his 100 acres with possible a
contiguous 200 acres for expan-
sion.
The county would offer that as its
possibility for a catalyst project to
jumpstart the economy of the six-
county Florida Heartland Rural
Economic Development Initiative
area.
SIncluded in one of the three Rural
Areas of Critical Economic Con-
cern (RACES), FHREDI includes
Hardee, Highlands, DeSoto,
Glades, Hendry and Okeechobee
counties and the communities of
Immokalee in Collier County and
South Bay, and Pahokee/Belle
Glade in Palm Beach County.
The catalyst project will be an
industry in the area of healthcare
and sciences selected as the best
possible need for development. It
could be anything from pharma-
ceutical production to medical
devices to distribution, science or
health.
It is unlikely that any of the cities
have or could have a minimum of
100 acres to offer and they cannot
do it by annexing contiguous parts
of their counties, said FHREDI
director Lynn Topel. It has to be
within their own boundaries, she
said.
Topel asked the Hardee County
Commission to sign a memoran-
dum of agreement with the state
Office of Trade, Tourism and
Economic Development in support
for the RACES catalyst project, en-
abling Hardee to share in the bene-
fits of jobs and revenue from such a
business.
Even if a Hardee site is not cho-
sen as the anchor tenant, it would
still bring additional marketing and
exposure to the project as one of
those considered, said Commission
Chairman Bobby Ray Smith, the
county's liaison to FHREDI.

In other action, the commission:
approved a job description
for a PC technician, a person
skilled in information technology
services. The position was.included
During budget workshops last sum-
mer.
changed the policy for
obtaining goods and services.
Intention to bid and requests for
proposals will only be sought in
projects over $25,000. If a service
or good is from $15,000 to
$25,000, three written quotes may
substitute for formal bids, subject
to the county manager's approval.
The same procedure will be used
for expenses of $5,000 to $15,000
but the division director can
approve those. For those under
$5,000, the department director can
approve the project.
This will cut the six-week time
delays in getting projects started,
explained purchasing director Jack
Logan, as he compared what other
area counties are doing.
added two members to the
Economic Development Council
and staggered the four-year terms.
Some of these are also members of
the Industrial Development
Authority.
IDA/EDC members and their
term expiration are: Mike Manley-
4/26/09; Rick Justice-4/26/09;


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that people feel comfortable
enough wtih us to openly tell
us how much they appreciate
what we did for them. In fact,
Sit's this appreciation that
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best in comfort, compassion
Sand service.

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Marcus Shackelford-4/26/08;
Tomas Macias-5/10/07; Lavon
Cobb-9/5/08; Jama Abbot-
5/10/10; and Dana English-1/5/08.
Other EDC members are Nancy
Craft-1/5/11;' Teresa Crawford-
-1/5/11; John Barlow-1/5/11; Oralia
Flores-1/5/11; Keith. Davis-1/5/111;
Joe Albritton-1/5/11; Loty
Durrance-1/18/10; and Rick
Knight-1/18/09. :
accepted a $200,000 Small
County Courthouse Facilities Fuid
grant-in-aid for upgrades at ite
1920s facility. Albritton said 'the
court administrator's office wold
have input on the use of the funds,
but most would be used to repair
infiltration problems in the first
floor of the building.
approved the use of $1 riil-
lion of the $10 million in the
escrow fund of Mosaic Fertiliizer,
formerly IMC Phosphates Co. The
money will be used for funding the
Hardee County water project in
conjunction with the wastewater
plant and project under way.. :,
agreed to advertise for finah-
cial advisory services to assist "i th
short-term and/or long-term bond-
ing for projects such as the jail ren-
ovation and expansion.
discussed the requirements
for inclusion in board minutes, such
as affidavit of public announce-
ment and who votes how on diffeY-
ent issues, especially if there are
dissenting votes and a reason is
given.
County attorney Ken Evers said
although the minutes are not meant
to be a transcript, and the tapes can
always be available, just the basics
need to be in the official minutes.
Although members of the public
request a copy of the minutes from
time to time, they can listen to the
tapes as well, said the commissioti-
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MARIALIS
AVILES
Marialis Aviles, infant daughtt
of Maria and Lupe of Zolf6
Springs, died Sunday, Januar
21, 2007, in Wauchula.
She is also survived by grand-
parents, Maria and Indalecb,
Aviles, and Oton and Eviri
Estrada, all of Mexico.
Services will be held today'
(Thursday) at 9 a.m. at Robarts
Family Funeral Home with burial
in Friendship Cemetery.



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100-Acre Property


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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 works 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
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After a month's layoff, the
Hardee Junior High School hoop
squads got back in action last
Thursday.
They traveled to Lake Placid
where the junior Lady 'Cats lost a
squeaker 21-19 and the boys were


dominated.
Hardee was home this week,
greeting DeSoto on Monday
evening and Avon Park today
(Thursday). The girls play at 5:30
p.m. and the boys immediately
afterward. They are in the new gym
on the west side of : middle
school campus off U.S. 17 north


Lady Devils Nip


Hardee Soccer Girls


COURTESY PHOTO
As part of the newly formed Hardee Education Committee,
Mosaic's Four Corners Mine is the business partner for North
Wauchula Elementary School. Four Corners has been raising
funds to update the classroom libraries in the school. In the
photo below, Fred Salmon and Mary Ann Harrell of Mosaic pre-
sent NWES Principal Sonja Bennett (center) with $470 to get
the ball rolling.






HOLY LIVING

In a twinkle of the eye
STo this world
We'll say goodbye
If our life
On earth was spent
Holy living as we went
No disappointment
On that day
Jesus will lead us
The rest of the way


Horace Pursell
Arcadia


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The journey through district
playoffs was too short for Hardee
soccer girls.
The girls bowed out in the first
round of the Class 4A-District 10
playoffs in Palmetto last week
It was a scoreless tie until the
final minute of the first half.
Despite banging into the goal post
in an effort to block Lady Red
Devil Alex Brock's shot in the clos-
ing moments of the half, Lady 'Cat
freshman goalie Kristina Garcia
couldn't stop the line drive shot.
Garcia was unable to resume her
post until 15 minutes into the sec-
ond half.
Senior Christina Badillo took
over as goalie to start the second
half. Melissa Lander scored on "a
pretty lucky long shot after a goal
kick." It skimmed the eight-foot
crossbar and fell into the goal.
"We played a very good game but
came up short. We had multiple
.scoring opportunities in both
halves, with some bouncing off the
pole or whatever. We never gave
up, just kept up the pressure. If we
had made it through, we would


have had to play Braden River, a
tough team which played Avon
Park to a tie and won in overtime.
"Although our record doesn't
show it, we made great ground in
developing as a team this year. We
ended up 1-9-1 in district play and
2-13-1 overall, one more win than
last year, and far more goals scored.
Volunteer coach Julian Garcia was
a tremendous help and deserves a
lot of credit," said second-year
head coach Rob Beatty.
Although Beatty will lose a host
of seniors to graduation, he has a
strong underclass coming back.
Moving on to other endeavors
are seniors Maggie Rodriguez,
Ashley Isley, Melissa Hollon,
Mandy Cornelius, Ramona
Campos, Cynthia Briseno and
Badillo.
Expected back as next year's
leaders are juniors Ana Moric,
Esmeralda Martinez, Kimberly
Holt and Luisa Gonzalez. Ready to
move into more prominent roles are
sophs Lucy Ruiz, Marce Ramirez,
Esna Francisco and Daisy Escoto
and freshmen Abigail Hernandez,
Chelsea Goolsby, Erika Felix,
Vicky Contreras and goalie Garcia.


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Take the Keeton Road exit to the
far west turnoff to the gym.
Next week, Hardee goes to
Sebring on Monday and Hill-
Gustat on Thursday. The season's
finale is at home on Feb. 8 vs. Lake
Placid.
The girls game at Lake Placid
last week started very slowly.
Hardee took a 4-2 lead and
stretched it to 12-6 by halftime.
Lake Placid made halftime adjust-
ments and came out on fire in the
third quarter to lead 16-15 at the
three-quarter mark. They got one
more point than Hardee in the final
period to take the 21-19 win.
For Hardee, free throw shooting
was the nemesis as the girls were
successful in only three of 16 tries.
Scoring was evenly distributed for
Hardee while one Lake Placid girl
had 13 of her team's 21 points.
For the Lady 'Cats, Courtney
Buckley had four points. Artrice
Hines, Elvira Servin and Summer
Palmer each contributed three
points. Kate Krause, Yesenia


Vargas and Paige Massey each had
two points. Savannah Hagans,
Lacey Garza, Kara Norris, Ali
Holle and Yvette Cisneros con-
tributed on assists, steals and defen-
sive play.
For the Junior Wildcats, "we
played an absolutely horrible game.
We couldn't get anything going. I
pulled the starters and got everyone
some playing time," said head
coach Carl Coleman.
Only four players scored for
Lake Placid, but each wvas in double
digits.
For the 'Cats, Tre' Anderson was
high with nine points, followed by
Scott Donaldson with seven,
Quinton Carlton six, Kalan Royal,
D'Vonte Hooks and Andrew Hooks
with three apiece, Jarrius Lindsey,
Deonte Evans and Kyle Bodeck
with two each and Dylan Justice
with one point. Jake Mayer,
Keshawn Rivers, Dillon Rabon,
Jajuan Hooks and Justin Bromley
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WES Honors Top Cats


Support
The .American Cancer Society,
Hardee/Highlands Unit is offering
a "Man to Man" prostate cancer
education and support program for
men dealing with prostate cancer.
The next meeting will be held
Monday, Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. at Fairway Pines. 5959
Sun 'n Lake Blvd., Sebring.


Group To Meet Feb. 19


Man to Man is designed to edu-
cate and support men facing
prostate cancer by providing them
with an opportunity to talk openly
with each other and with health
care professionals about their con-
cerns.

The program provides a forum


for men to learn about diagnosis
and treatment options through pre-
sentations,- written materials and
videos, as well as to offer each.
other support and encouragement.
There is no charge for the program.
For more information please con-
tact the American Cancer Society at
(941) 365-2858 ext. 37.


Fourth grade Top Cat winners are: (front row, from left) Jose Jurado, Leonel Rodriguez, Haneen
Otallah, Daniel Kalinuk and Alexandra Lopez; (middle row) Alex Clarke, Sarah Beth Albritton, Alex
Ullrich, Dana Terrell, Diana DeSantiago, Angel Mancillas and Jared Darty; (back row) Marco
Briones, Jose Sandoval, Elizabeth Alvarez, Memphis Robison, Timothy Perkins and Kasandra
Alvarez; not pictured is Martina Garcia.


To be called a Top Cat, students must have acceptable grades and display good citizenship.
These happy kindergarteners were selected by their teachers to receive the award: (front row,
from left) Cardina Ramirez-Santiago, Adrian Flores, Ciera Munoz, Ashlee Patterson, Makayla
Wilson, Angel Perez, Victoria Salazar and Garrett Williams; (middle row) Christian Brant, Javier
Garcia, Manuel Hernandez, Vanessa Valerio, Riley Boyett, Cody Helms and Eric Miranda; (back
row) Kodie Myers, Brandon Rimes, Colen Oakes, Lily Franco, Jerika Rimes, Tara Hines and Shelby
Spencer; not pictured are Trey Stephens and Carrie Sue Taylor.


The award winners are secretly selected by their teachers who make select up to four per class.
The students selected from first grade are: (front row, from left) Hunter Dean, Joseph Crawford,
Adrian DeLeon, Shelby Gibson, Emily Pierce, Dawson Ratliff and Sophie Cardenas; (middle row)
Jacob Martinez, Zackary Deuberry, Savannah Abbott, Zaria Luna, Miguel Perez, Joshua Ward and
Selene Espinoza; (back row) Gabriella Ruiz, Tony Gonzales, Jerry king Lopez, Madison Warnock,
Savannah Mullins, David Henderson and Angel Valerio.


These Wauchula Elementary second graders, whose good conduct and schoolwork allowed them
to be selected for the award, are (front row, from left) Maria Zarro, Andrea Crawford, Catalina
Langoria, Adrian Bruno-Perez, Kaylee Hogenauer, Vaughn Kirkland, Kaylee Barberee and
Madison Rucker; (middle row) Abby Clark, Eddie Kilgore, Amber Kilgore, Manuel Paniagua,
Shayla Albritton, Angelica Soria, Yatzine Sanchez and Janette Martinez; (back row) Faith Hays,
Brenna Parker, Levi Lovett, Dakota Altman, Diego Oliva, Morgan Crews and Ashley Ugarte.


Third graders called Top Cats are: (front row, from left) Kristen Burkett, Elizabeth Pierce, Mariah
Boney, Angelica Gonzalez, Ally Dotson and Logan Gunnoe; (middle row) Morgan Walters, Sarah
McLenithan, Rosie Rivers, Rebeca Espinoza, Hayden Hawthorne and Jessica Newman; (back
row) Reyna Kirkland, Miguel Zapata, Josie Moore, Trey Faulk, Seth McGee, Marco Deleon and
Arturo Ramirez.


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The faculty of Wauchula Elementary School has selected its Top Cats for the second nine weeks
of school. Shown here with a stuffed Santa Claus are Pre-K students: (sitting from left) Citlaly
Gonzalez, Isaias Munoz, Sandra Paniagua, Isela Flores and Victor Santiago; standing are Heather
Howell, left, and Stephanie Derringer.


This trio also became Top Cats. They are first graders: (from left) Reyna Bautista, Rico Arana and
Ayana Daniels; not pictured is Lilianna Ponce.


These proud fifth graders are: (front row, from left) Katie Smith, Kaitlin Thomas, David Gibson,
Ruben Vasquez and Brandon Beatty; (back row) Garrett Albrition, Steven Lopez, Ivette Sierra,
Carleigh Coleman, Jessica Hernandez and Alexan Maddox.


Prostate Cancer Education







January 25, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A


'Cats Down Devils, Lose to Thunder


COURTESY PHOTO
The Red Hat ladies gathered for a luncheon on Jan. 16.


The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls


Our condolences to Forrest
Grooms and family on the passing
of Forrests' brother, William, on
Jan. 7, in Ohio. We are happy to see
Russell McGuire home from the
hospital and feeling a bit better.
Be sure to take notice of the Rec
Hall. See what a good job our
cleaning crews, Winnie DeWitt,
Lucy Bush, Forrest Grooms, Janet
Johnson, Emma and Charles West
and Sharon Lake, did on
Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Look at the beautiful new cur-
tains too. A group os us ladies went
to a restaurant in Sebring on
Tuesday, Jan. 16. It was good food
with good friends having good fun.

BINGO
Thursday, Jan. 11 had 35 players.
Roberta Sommers won the jackpot
and Fred Lewis the 50/50. The jar
was won this time. Doug Johnson
was the lucky winner. Merchant
certificates went to Dale Bohnett,
Anita Albert, Charlene Hooper,
ILarry Reid and Donna Martin.
,' Tuesday, Jan. 16, had 31 people
*in the Rec Hall playing. Two peo-
ple shared the jackpot. They were
Mark Herman and Deanne
Lovings. The 50/50 was won by
Joan Newton. Doug Johnsn, Peggy
:Hush, Ron Bunkholder, Rita Clyde
and Norma Reid got merchant cer-
tificates.
MUSIC
Music was once again played
from the Front Porch. The project
to provide shade for the musicians
:has been completed. There were 24
musicians entertaining us. Of the
99 listeners, five won the 50/50.
They were Myrna Vermeersch,
Gene Vierling, Sally Lanier, Barb


Williams and James Patterson.
And, five were given merchant cer-
tificates; Ed Souligne, Barbara
Wattson, Madeline Simmons,
Roger Frazier and Amy Frazier.

BREAKFAST
Our breakfast on Jan. 13, was
another big hit. Our wonderful
cooks/hosts this week were Bob
and Connie Simmons, Leon
Sumner, Lucy bush and Winnie
DeWitt. They did a great job with
the sausage, biscuits, gravy and
pancakes, along with juice and cof-
fee rounding out the breakfast for
the 89 diners who went away
happy.

GAMES
Shuffleboard winners this week
were Audrey Semler and Larry
Reid.
Cards on Wednesday, Jan. 17,
were played by eight people. Of the
three playing Pokeno, MaryLou
Katzur was the big winner. Of the
five playing Phase 10, Thelma
LeBright and I each won a game.
Can't forget to mention different
games are played every night in the
Rec Hall when nothing else is
scheduled. Come and join the fun.

POTLUCK DINNER
A potluck dinner was held in the
Rec Hall on Wednesday evening,
Jan. 17. All pitched in to set up and
clean up and supply food. The 54
people who attended enjoyed the
delicious food we all supplied.
God Bless and keep you healthy
and happy until next time ... Inez.

You may have to fight a battle
more than once to win it.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee varsity Wildcats
moved their district record up a
notch by beating rival Avon Park at
home last week.
The victory may put Hardee in
the three- or four-spot when the
Wildcats host the Class 4A-District
10 playoffs Feb. 5-10. Tuesday
night's trip to Palmetto and the
home game tomorrow (Friday)
against Sarasota Booker could
make a significant difference in the
standings. Hardee beat Palmetto
earlier this year and lost to Booker.
The final regular season games
are next week, on Tuesday when
Lakeland is scheduled to visit and
on Thursday at Lake Placid.

Hardee 57, Avon Park 47
The Wildcats greeted the Red
Devils rather rudely during the Jan.
16 visit. The 'Cats opened with a 5-
0 run on the strength of a three-
pointer by Tyrone Pace and deuce
by Mark St. Fort. It wasn't until the
5:30 mark that Avon Park got on
the board with a two-pointer by
sophomore Xavier Caldwell.
Within 10 seconds Red Devil
freshman sensation Cleveland
Nobles narrowed the gap further
with another shot. Wildcat senior
Weston Palmer responded with a
long deuce. Marvin Williams cut
the Hardee lead again with back-to-
back free throws. It was 7-6.
Senior Jermaine King rebounded
a St. Fort shot to put Hardee up 9-
6. In the final two minutes of the
first period, Palmer nailed another
trey, Arnold Louis hit a free throw
and shortly took a pass from Pace
for two points. With less than one
second (0.9) left on the clock Teddy
Allen hit one-of-two to make it 15-
7 as the buzzer sounded.
Hardee kept well ahead early in
the second period, with King, Louis
and another Palmer trey putting the
'Cats up 22-9. The Red Devils bat-
tled back but another trey by
Palmer made it a 31-21 Wildcat
advantage at halftime.
Much as the Wildcats scored, the
Red Devils just would not go away
in the second half, with lone senior
Kaneef Caldwell hitting back-to-
back shots to bring him team with-
in 38-34 at the two-minute mark of
the third period. Louis sank a pair
of free throws at the 20-second
mark to put Hardee up 42-36 as the
final period began.
It was pretty even early in the
final eight minutes, but gradually,
Hardee got a little steam. Down the
stretch, St. Fort and Palmer both hit
a pair of free throws. A desperation


three by Nobles at the buzzer went
awry and Hardee won 57-47.
Hardee ended with three players
in double digits. Palmer had 16,
King 15 and St. Fort 14. Other
Wildcat scorers were Louis with
seven points, Pace with three and
Olnel Virgile with two. Pete Solis,
Josh Jackson, Postene Louisjeune
and Marwin Simmons shared relief
time for the Wildcats.
"I'm pleased with the win. The
Red Devils have a lot of young kids
who play hard. We've got to get
better at understanding our situa-
tion and establishing our game,
what we.want to do. They stayed in
the game with us. Plus, we need to
stay out of foul trouble," said
Hardee head coach Vance Dickey,
who saw St. Fort with four fouls
and Louis and King with three
apiece.

Lake Region 58, Hardee 40
Keeping its starters in until the
end of the game, the Thunder
streaked from a 49-39 lead to win
58-40 in Friday night's name at
Lake Region.
The 16-player Class 5A Thunder,
which are 10-8 overall and 5-1 to
lead their district, have only two
players less than six-feet tall.
Freshman 6-4 Marcus Walters and
6-4 junior Marcus Capers led the
Thunder attack, which has become
more potent as the season has
passed. The 2006 and 2005 district
champions lost eight players to
graduation, but obviously have
some talented underclassmen to
replace them. The Thunder started
two 6-1 seniors, Capers, soph 6-4
Darius Green and Walters.
The tip-off went to the home
team and Capers got the first
points. King hit one-of-two and
then it was a bruising battle for the
first half. King passed to Louis for
a bank shot and free throw and
Hardee led 4-2. After a scoreless
three minutes, there were ties at 4-4
and at 6-6 as the first period ended.
The teams traded points in the
second stanza, tied at 8-8 and 10-10
before Josh McCormick made it
12 10 in favor of the Thunder.
When a King shot was rebounded
by St. Fort, Hardee regained the
lead 13-12. Five seconds later St.
Fort was fouled and hit both shots.
In 25 seconds, Louis banked
another shot and Hardee led-17-12.
A Jackson shot was rebounded by
Louis. As the clock ran down, Pace
threw long to Jackson on the run. In
the final seconds, King grabbed a
defensive rebound and went all the
way to put Hardee up 23-20 at half-
time.


Without the services of Palmer
(on a recruiting trip) and with fouls
mounting on Hardee, the Thunder
took control in the second half. The
Wildcats tried to hang tough, keep-
ing within six to 10 points in the
third quarter and midway through
the final stanza. Virgile was called
for a pair of fouls within 20 sec-
onds, Simmons had some good
efforts and the Thunder weaved and
played keep away while scoring at
will to run the final tally up to 58-
40 against the Wildcat reserves.
"We played a pretty decent first
half but didn't capitalize on misses
by our opponents. In the second
half, they out-rebounded and out-
hustled us. We need to stay with
what we do well and go inside.
We're just not recognizing the
opportunities we get," said Dickey
as he reviewed the difference in the
first and second halves.
Capers had 18 points for the
Thunder, with no other Lake
Region player withover nine
points.
For Hardee, St. Fort matched
Capers with 18 points of his own
despite only eight-of-14 at the char-
ity stripe. Louis chipped in with 11
points, while King had nine and
Jackson two points. Alex Flores,
Solis, Louisjeune, Jackson and
Pace finished the game for the
Wildcats.

Both the junior varsity game
were an exercise in experience and
frustration for head coach Rod
Smith. Against Avon Park, Hardee
was down only 13-9 at the end of
the first period, and narrowed that
to 15-13 within the first two min-
utes of the second quarter. Hardee
tied the game at 15-all, 17-all and
19-all, going on a string which
included a pair of Ryan Blair free
throws and Antjuan Jones shot to
put Hardee ahead 25-22 at the half.
That trend continued until the
midway point of the third period,
when Hardee appeared to run out of
steam and togetherness. The junior


Red Devils widened the lead to 53-
41. A Jones shot in the final 10 sec-
onds left it a 10-point loss 53-43.
Vincent Perry scored 19 points
for Avon Park before he fouled out.
He was the only junior Red Devil
with more than nine points.
For Hardee, Jones and Ladarius
Pace each had 14 points, with Luke
Juarez adding seven, Nolan
Neuhauser three, Blair and Skylar
Alden each two points and Charles
Allen a solo free throw. Ray
Deanda, Tyler Alden and Nathan
Tomlinson shared floor time.
"We had too many individuals
and not enough teamwork. When
we played as a team, we scored.
We're just not disciplined enough,"
said Smith.
Against the junior Thunder at
Lake Region, it was a lopsided
affair despite Hardee's best efforts.
The Thunder led 21-7 after the first
period following a Deanda trey at
the buzzer. That widened to 38-18
at the half and the final score of 55-
30.
Michael Motley scored 17 points
for the junior Thunder, with
Hardee's high scorer Juarez with
nine points. Deanda added eight,
Tyler Alden six, Allen three, and
Pace and Jones each two points.
Skylar Alden, Tomlinson, Neu-
hauser and Blair added defensively.
"I'm proud of their effort. It did-
n't show on the scoreboard, but was
probably the best team effort we've
had. We were running our press
break on out-of-bounds plays but
have to learn to protect the ball bet-
ter. I felt they really tried tonight,
and wanted to improve after they
saw the film of the Avon Park
game," said Smith.


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We wish the best to Hardee head football coach Derren Bryan as he has
decided to hang up his clipboard for a while and become a full-time father
to his sons Jace, who will be four shortly, and two-month old Jorren. We
certainly can understand the long hours being a head coach for seven years.
As he says, it's a 24-hour seven-day-a-week, 365 days a year job, with
scheduling, keeping aware of grades, college recruiting and a host of other
tasks occupying the off-season. (see cover story for more on this).
Bryan has compiled an enviable record in his seven years at the helm.
At Thursday's annual football banquet, he awarded offensive most valuable
player awards to Weston Palmer and Jermaine King and defensive most
valuable player awards to Johnny Ray Harris and Ricky Wiggins. Will
Krause and Pablo Anselmo share the special teams most valuable player
:award. Quarterback Palmer was named the Wildcat of the Year.
By the way, two players were named to the Class 3AAll-State team last
.week. Defensive end Harris was named to the third team defense, with 89
:tackles to his credit, while linebacker Wiggins was among those named to
:the honorable mention defensive player role.
Despite its 11-1 record and advancing to the regional semi-finals,
:Hardee had no one named to the state offensive all-star squad.

The Hardee soccer boys are at the top of the standings, seeded number
:one, as they enter the Class 4A District 10 tournament in Palmetto this
,week. Being number one has its advantages. They drew a bye on Monday
night and traveled west on Wednesday for the 8 p.m. game against the win-
ner of the no. 4 Braden River-no. 5 Sebring game. Second-seed Palmetto
also drew a bye, but has to play the winner of No. 3 DeSoto vs. Avon Park.
Should the Tigers and Bulldogs square off, it should be a battle royal, with
Hardee, hopefully, taking on whichever of those teams which advance out
of the semi-finals to the championship game at 7 p.m. Friday.
If Hardee is successful in winning the district championship, it would
host the first round of regional playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 1. Go Cats,
bring it home.

Girls weightlifting sent five girls to the Section I meet in Sarasota yes-
terday (Wednesday). Senior Danielle Hines has a final chance to advance to
state in the 154 division. Juniors Sarah Ezelle, Bridgette Singletary and
Adilene Macedo and freshman Shanique Outley join Hines in the state
qualifier. The state meet is Feb. 10 in New Port Richey.

Boys basketball is moving up in the district ranks, just in time to host
the district playoffs Feb. 5-10. A good turnout could encourage the local
boys to victory. We should know the schedule of games shortly. Number
one DeSoto will be THE TEAM to beat. The Bulldogs are unbeaten in dis-
trict play. Hardee has beaten Palmetto, Sebring, Braden River and Avon
Park and could defeat Sarasota Booker tomorrow (Friday) night at home.
Come out and cheer for the Wildcats tomorrow.

Hardee girls basketball heads into district competition next week at
Palmetto. The girls will need a strong performance to contend with Avon
Park, DeSoto, Braden River, Booker, Sebring and Palmetto in the district
competition. Sebring is the top seed and virtually unbeatable if the Lady
Streaks are on their game.


Hardee soccer girls performed well, but bowed out of district competi-
tion last week with a 2-0 loss to Avon Park. The girls have shown steady
improvement all season and are to be congratulated. Coach Rob Beatty
loses seven seniors to graduation. Maggie Rodriguez, Christina Badillo,
Ashley Islas, Cynthia Briseno, Melissa Hollon, Ramona Campos and
Mandy Cornelius will leave the fold but 14-underclassmen are expected to
anchor next year's squad.
It's time for spring sports to get going. Hardee girls softball opens
Tuesday in a pre-season classic game at DeSoto. Boys baseball will host the
Hardee Diamond Classic on Feb. 6-8. In coming weeks, tennis, track and
field, and boys weightlifting will also get under way.

At the junior high level, basketball resumed last Thursday. After a pair
of home games this week, the junior Lady 'Cats and Wildcats are on the
road next week for two games, and come home Feb. 8 for the season finale
against Lake Placid.
Girls volleyball will start in late February. Ami Whilden and Beth
Sasser will coach the girls. A schedule and roster is a bit in the future.

Minors, Machine Pitch and Tee-Ball continues four evenings a week at
the fields off South Florida Avenue in Wauchula. Come on out and enjoy
watching these youngsters as they prepare for the future in this sport.

There's one last chance to sign up for the 10K run or three-mile fitness
.walk on Feb. 3. All proceeds benefit the local arm of the American Cancer
Society, helping local folks with medicine, transportation costs and other
expenses of battling this disease.
An application follows this column. For more information, or to regis-
ter, contact Charlie Potter at the junior high, 773-3147 or at home, 773-
6216. Let him know if you can help with set up or other tasks for the run.

Local boxer Edner Cherry has been training in Tampa, but will go to
New York next week to begin training there for his Feb. 17 junior welter-
weight (135 pound) bout at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City
against hometown favorite Paulie Malignaggi of Brooklyn. The feature
bout will can be only be seen on HBO.
Information from community and school athletic events is always welcome.
.Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@earthlink.net with news for this biweekly column. The sports
news deadline is noon Mondays. News will be included as soon as time and
space allows.

One Hillacious 10K Run
When: Sat. February 3,2007 8:00 a.m. Start 8:05 a.m.Fitness Walk
Where: 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, call 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 divisions 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 divisions 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-shirtsize S M L XL Circlesize
After the race is run, the miles are walked, awards presented, and prizes won, the City of
* Wauchula invitesyou 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
Sand release all claims for damages against One Hillacious 10K run/Fitness Walk and its
sponsors for any and all damages.

Signature
(Parent if under 18 years of age)


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Shown here is just a selection of the young men participating in the competition, they are: (front row from left) Miguel Chavez,
Moses Lozano, Johnny Huron, Jose Alonso and Eric Gilliard, Ryan Benavidez; (middle row) Steven Revell, Phillip Poucher, Braxton
Brown, Cameron Durham, Ryan Lambert and Jeremy Hollenbeck; (back row) Timmy Ramsland, Casey Brutus, Justin Rawls, Justin
Painter, Brett Martin and Jared Arnold; not pictured are Francisco Lozano, J.C. Richardson, Reggie Grizzard, Lucas Chaney, Chris
Delarosa, Brad Dixon, Shane Conley, Donald White, Josh Mayer, Cody Green, Mark Garcia, Jermain King, Trent Page, Herman
Patterson, Darren Anderson, Kierre Cook, Aaron Spinks, James Matthews, Chris Wilkins, Jacob Benavides, Jacob Spencer, Rocky
Shoffner and Andrew Cisneros.


Not Your Typi


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
The annual Miss Project
Graduation beauty pageant spon-
sored by the parents of graduating
seniors will be on Saturday night.
The pageant, unlike any other
held in Hardee County, will feature
40 contestants who will strut their
stuff on the walkway to raise
money for Project Graduation.
Project Graduation is a drug- and
alcohol-free, all-night celebration
following the graduation ceremony.
All funds raised by the pageant will
be going towards renting Adven-
ture Island for the seniors use.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Love the Lord, all you who
belong to Him. The Lord pro-
tects those who truly believe,
but He punishes the proud as
much as they have sinned. All
you who put your hope in the
Lord, be strong and brave.
Psalm 31:23-24 (NCV)
FRIDAY
Then put on the garments that
suit God's chosen people, His
own, His beloved: compassion,
kindness, humility, gentleness,
patience. Be forbearing with
one another, and forgiving,
where any of you has cause for
complaint, you must forgive as
God forgave you.
Colossians 3:12 (NEB)
SATURDAY
God says, "What I'm interested
in seeing you do is: sharing your
food with the hungry, inviting the
homeless poor into your homes,
putting clothes on 'the shivering
ill-clad, being available to your
own families. Do this and the
lights will turn on, and your lives
will turn around at once."
Isaiah 57:10-11 (ME)

SUNDAY
And Jesus said to him, "Today
salvation has come to this
house, since he also is a son of
Abraham. For the Son of Man
(Jesus) came to seek and to
save the lost."
Luke 19:9-10 (RSV)

MONDAY
We can make our plans, but the
final outcome is in God's hands.
We can always "prove" that we
are right, but is the Lord con-
vinced? Commit your work to
the Lord; then it will succeed.
Proverbs 16:1-3 (TLB)

TUESDAY
As far as your responsibility
goes, live at peace with every-
one. Never take vengeance into
your own hands, my dear
friends: stand back and let God
punish if He will.
Romans 12:18-19a (PME)
WEDNESDAY
Who then is able to stand


Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Agri-
Civic Center at the intersection of
Stenstrom Road and Altman Road,
the pageant will star boys from the
Hardee Senior High School gradu-
ating class of 2007 who will learn
the pains of becoming a beauty
queen.
The boys will first show off their
casual outfits for the crowd, and
then don evening gowns and make-
up for a dance routine. Contestants
will each be asked a question about
themselves, such as what they do in
their spare time and how they
would want their ideal man to be.
From there, the top 10 will be
chosen, and a second question will



against Me? (sa)s' the Lord).
Who has a claim against Me that
I must pay? Everything under
heaven belongs to Me.
Job 41:10b-1l (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.


Play Auditions
Coming Up
The Hardee County Players
Inc. is holding auditions next
week for its upcoming spring
production, either a Neil Simon
play or murder mystery. Pro-
duction dates are March 16-18
and 23-25.
Men and women of all ages
are needed. Auditions are
Monday and Thursday at 6:30
and next Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10
a.m. at the Historic Wauchula
City Hall Auditorium, 225, E.
Main St., Wauchula. For more
information, call 767-1220.


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be asked. Positions the "girls" will "This yea
be vying for are first, second, third Casino Roya
and Miss Legs. The coveted title of expect Bond
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tant that raises the most money for lot of fun," s
Project Graduation the week before Candy Larnei
the competition. Tickets for
Judges of the event will be facul- at the door
ty members Larry Cook, Judy Advance tick
Terrell, Buck Redding and Brian at Cat's on Ma
Kennedy. Jolie's.


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Variety Show This Weekend


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Players Inc.
will host a variety show this week-
end with community member par-
ticipants.
The show will be held at the
Historic Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium at 225 E. Main St. in
Wauchula. It will make its debut
:tomorrow (Friday) night at 7:30
p.m. and the next showing will be
.Saturday night at the same time. A
Sunday matinee will be at 2:30
p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5
for children 12 and younger.
Tickets may be purchased in
advance at the Chamber of
Commerce which is located in the
lobby offices of City Hall. Office
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. However, tickets
may also be purchased at the door
one hour before the show. All seat-
ing is general admission.
At the show, there will be a trib-
ute to men and women in the mili-
tary. There is free admission for an
active military person who attends
the show in uniform or veterans.
Hardee County Players Inc.
decides to host a variety show
every few years to add flavor to the
.year's performance schedule.
Many community members are
participating in the show this week-
end. Dan Graham will be emceeing
.the event and dancers from Tip
Toes Dance Studio will be clogging
and hip hop dancing. Also, "Elvis
Presley" will make an appearance
at the show. However, next month


James Matthews will play several classical piano pieces.


he will be performing an entire
show at the Historic Wauchula City
Hall Auditorium.
A gospel barbershop quartet will
also be part of the program for the
evening along with a George M.
Cohan a vaudeville act which will
consist of two individuals dancing,
singing and acting.
Several individuals are also par-
ticipating. Jan Brutus and Casey
Shanaver will be singing and high
school students Madison Graham
and James Matthews will be per-


forming. Graham will be singing
and dancing and Matthews playing
three pieces on the piano. A George
Burns impersonation will also be
part of the program.
There are 400 tickets available
for each showing. Parking is in the
Post Office parking lot and behind
the auditorium. To reserve space
for a group of 25 or more or for
more information on the variety
show, contact the Players at 767-
1220 or visit the new website at
www.hardeecountyplayers.com.


Jan. 25 HJHS Basketball Avon Park HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Frostproof Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 Boys Basketball Booker HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Districts Palmetto Away 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Girls Basketball Playoffs @ Palmetto TBA
Jan. 29 HJHS Basketball Sebring Away 5:30/6:30
Jan. 30 Boys Basketball Lakeland HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Softball Pre-season DeSoto Away 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 1 HJHS Basketball Hill-Gustat Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball Lake Placid Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Softball Pre-season DeSoto Away 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 3 Cancer Run/Walk Rec Complex HOME 8:00 a.m.
Feb. 5-9 Boys Ba.ketball Playoffs @ HOME TBA
Feb. 6-8 Varsity Baseball Classic @ HOME TBA
Feb. 8 HJHS Basketball Lake Placid HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Softball Mulberry Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.


After I'm dead I'd rather have
Make The Grade! people ask why I have no mon-
SCHOOL NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 P.M. ument than why I have one.
-___Cato the Elder


ESTATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION

The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a Formal
Determination of the Landward Extent of Wetlands and Other Surface Waters of the State
(File No. FD-25-0245143-001) to Douglas Durbin, Biological Research Associates, LLC.,
3910 US Highway 301 North, Suite 180, Tampa, FL 33619 for a 6,752-acre tract located in
Sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, and 12, Township 34S, Range 23E, and Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
and 10 Township 34S, Range 24E Hardee County. The Department's file on this matter is
available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental
Protection, Wetlands Evaluation and Delineation Section, Mail Station 2500, Room 530,
Twin Towers Office Building, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.

Persons whose substantial interests are affected by the above proposed agency action
have a right pursuant to Section 120.57, Florida Statutes, to petition for an administrative
determination (hearing) on the proposed action. The petition must contain the information
set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Department's Office of General Counsel,
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, within 21 days of publi-
cation of this notice. A copy of the petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the
formal determination petitioner at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the
21 days constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an administrative determina-
tion (hearing) pursuant to Section 120.57, ES.

The petition shall contain the following information: (a) The name and address, and tele-
phone number of each petitioner, the petitioner's name and address, the Department's File
Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and when
each petitioner received notice of the Department's action or proposed action; (c) A state-
ment of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the Department's action
or proposed action; (d) A statement of material facts disputed by petitioner, if any; (e) A
statement of facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modicication of the
Department's action or proposed action; (f) A statement of which rules or statutes petition-
er contends require reversal or modification of the Department's action or proposed action;
and (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner
wants the Department to take with respect to the Department's action or proposed action.

If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate agency
action. Accordingly, the Department's final action may be different from the position taken
by it'in this Notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any decision of
the Department with regard to the formal determination have the right to petition to become
a party to the proceeding. The petition must conform to the requirements specified above
and be filed (received) within 21 days of publication of this Notice in the Office of General
Counsel at the above address of the Department. Failure to petition within the allowed time
frame constitutes a waver of any right such person has to request a hearing under Section
120.57, FS., and to participate as a party to this proceeding. Any subsequent intervention
will only be at the approval of the presiding officer upon motion filed pursuant to
Rule 28-5.207, F.A.C.
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Rehearsing their "Medley of Musicals" are (from left) Doug Mann II, Jan Brutus and Dan
Graham.


BG Flushing
Water Lines
The City of Bowling Green is
flushing fire hydrants this week.
Residents should note that
water pressure will be minimal.
The work began Wednesday at
noon.
If the water appears cloudy, it
is due to air in the line.
Residents should flush any
spigots until the water runs clear
and should also clean out any
strainers.

Teacher Course
Enrolling Now
People with bachelor's de-
grees can become qualified to
teach, primary or secondary
school in Florida by attending a
one-year program at South
Florida Community College's
Educator Preparation Institute
(EPI).
A public information session
next Thursday, Feb. 1 from 5 to
6 p.m. will explain more. The
majority of classes will be
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn more, go to the session
at the SFCC University Center
Auditorium at Avon Park or con-
tact sharon.jones@southflori-
da.edu or 863-784-7151.

Health Screening
Can Save Lives
Screening that can reduce the
risk of a stroke will be available
at First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, 1570 W. Main
St.,Wauchula on Feb. 6, begin-
ning at 9 a.m. There are four
screenings available and costs
depend on which tests a person
wants.
For more information, or to
schedule an appointment, call
1-800-697-9721 or check the
website www.lifelinescreen-
ing.com. Pre-registration is re-
quired.

Methodist Women
Host Cook-Off
The Bowling Green United
Methodist Women are hosting a
chili cook-off next Friday, Feb. 2.
There is a $10 entry fee.
Judging begins at 6 p.m. in the
fellowship hall. Afterward, there
will be a time of fellowship and
chili enjoyment.
All entries must be registered
by Monday. Stop by the church
office at 4910 N. Church Avenue
or call 375-2340. Donations will
also be accepted, with all pro-
ceeds going to the local Habitat
for Humanity.

Learn About Best
Native Plants
A Florida Friendly Plants
Workshop and plant sale is on
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the Hardee Campus of
South Florida Community
College. Registration begins at
8 a.m.
The workshop is free and
open to the public. Each partici-
pant gets a gallon-sized native
plant and refreshments will be
provided. There will be practical
reference documents, limited
door prizes of rain barrels and
coupons offered by a local nurs-
ery specializing in native plant
material.

Lighthouse: A tall building on
the seashore in which the gov-
ernment maintains a lamp and
the friend of a politician.
-Anonymous


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IInside Out
By Chip Ballard


AFTER FOUR DECADES IN THE SPOTLIGHT,
BOBBY GOLDSBORO'S STAR JUST BURNS BRIGHTER
Bobby Goldsboro is the most versatile, multi-talented musician, artist,
writer, performer and producer in show business. When a friend informed
me he was going to appear at Cypress Gardens on Jan. 6, I dove for the
phone and reserved the best seats available. I've wanted to see Bobby
Goldsboro since the first time I heard his voice on the radio, when I was a
sophomore in high school.
Goldsboro began his career as a guitarist for Roy Orbison. During
those years he traveled the world, and even toured with the Beatles. One
concert booking had him opening for the Rolling Stones on their first U.S.
tour.
Goldsboro's breakthrough as a superstar was right around the bend. In
1964 he wrote and recorded "See the Funny Little Clown," the first in a
long string of hit records. In 1968 he recorded Bobby Russell's "Honey,"
which became the largest selling record in the world.
In 1973 Goldsboro hosted his own nationally syndicated TV show,
"The Bobby Goldsboro Show," which ran for three seasons and became the
highest rated variety show in syndication in the '70s. His wit and charmr
were such that he quickly became a much sought-after "regular" on the TV
talk-show circuit.
A prolific songwriter, Goldsboro has received 37 BMI (Broadcast
Music Industry) awards and has sold 35 million records. John Denver,
Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, Dolly Parton, Billy Gilman, Dr: John, Bette
Midjr and other artists have recorded his compositions. His songs "With
Pen in Hand" and "Autumn of My Life" are members of BMI's exclusive
"Million-Airs Club," which contains only songs that have played'on the air
over one million times.
In the mid-'80s Goldsboro stopped performing to devote his time to
writing and producing children's stories. "Easter Egg Morning" premiered
as an animated Easter special on the Disney Channel and was licensed for
worldwide distribution. "Lumpkin the Pumpkin" followed. Goldsboro now
has a dozen videos and 10 best-selling children's books on the market.
For two seasons Goldsboro was the sole music provider (writer, pro-
ducer and performer) for Burt Reynolds's hit TV series, "Evening Shade."
Goldsboro wrote and performed every piece of music on the show, includ-
ing the theme song. At the close of the '93 season, Goldsboro was awarded
a BMI award for "Evening Shade," a first for the series.
Goldsboro created two more animated shows but he is particularly
proud of his series, "Swamp Critters of Lost Lagoon." Designed for chil-
dren 2 to 6, it deals with issues such as cooperation, prejudice and pollu-
tion. Each episode teaches value-centered lessons in self-esteem and deci-
sion-making. The series introduces children to a variety of music styles
including blues, rock & roll, country, Dixieland, Cajun and classical, all
performed by Goldsboro.
Everything you hear on "Swamp Critters" is Goldsboro. Every charac-
ter, every voice, every background singer, every instrument in the orches-
tra ... everything is Bobby Goldsboro! He also writes every script and pro-
duces every show.
Having performed before more than two billion people in a career
spanning four decades, Goldsboro is now focusing on his other loves, pho-
tography and painting, and is quickly gaining recognition as a world-class
artist. Traveling throughout his home state, Florida, Goldsboro "has
brought to life the serene hammocks and prairies of the ever-changing
Florida landscape and captured the many moods of the ocean against a
backdrop of endless cloud formations. His composition and use of tones
and color make every painting distinctive. Goldsboro's music has always
stirred the emotions. Now, his paintings are doing the same."
Samples of his art can be viewed on his official Web site.
After his concert at Cypress Gardens, Goldsboro spent at least two
hours mingling and visiting with fans, smiling, laughing, shaking hands and
signing autographs, posing for pictures (including one with yours truly),
treating each individual as if he were an old friend. His beautiful wife of 2A
years, who stands right by his side, is equally outgoing and gracious.
Bobby Goldsboro is a class act. He's not only a world-renowned musi-
cian, artist, composer, producer and writer, he's also a genuine, down-to.
earth, doggone nice guy.
Chip Ballard welcomes comments at chipkyle746@earthlink.net.


COURTESY PHOT(t
Chip Ballard with Bobby Goldsboro.

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10A The Herald-Advocate, January 25, 2007


Senior Judge Oliver L. Green Jr. aaministers me oarn or omce to new Circuir tuage Marcus J.
Ezelle.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Appellate Judge Charles A. Davis Jr. administers the oath of office to new County Judge Jeff J.
McKibben.


Circuit Judge Susan W. Roberts presents his nameplate to Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle.


Polk County Judge Angela Cowden passes his new nameplate to Hardee County Judge Jeff J.
McKibben.


vo dozen judges from the 10th Judicial Circuit attended the dual investiture.


A reception was held following the ceremony.


A string quartet played for the occasion.


John W.H. Burton welcomes everyone and explains the historic
significance of the event.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON


JUDGES
Continued From 1A

God to "give them the spirit of wis-
dom and understanding that they
may discern the truth."
Langford, in introducing the over
two dozen judges present, added,
"One of those judges being the first
resident circuit judge in Hardee
County."
Lawrence A. Roberts was then
called to present Ezelle to the
crowd of about 300 who came to
witness history in the making.
"This is truly a red-letter day for
Hardee County," he began.
Roberts spoke of Ezelle's back-
ground, noting he developed a deep
respect for others and a deep desire
for fairness. "Someone once said in
order to be a good judge, you must
possess both knowledge and wis-
dom, which Marcus does," Roberts
concluded.
Sam Crosby of the Lakeland Bar
Association gave the gift of a Bible
to Ezelle.
Then Senior Judge Oliver L.
Green Jr., a friend and mentor to
Ezelle, came forward to administer


the oath of office to the new circuit
judge.
He brought laughter to the
moment as he told Ezelle,
"Everybody in this room knows
you did not exceed your father's
expectations."
Green paraphrased Socrates in
noting judge must hear courteous-
ly, consider soberly and answer
wisely.
With that, hand on the Bible,
Ezelle swore to "support, protect
and defend" the Constitution of the
United States and the state of
Florida in the performance of his
duties.
Then Ezelle's family stepped up
to perform the brief enrobing cere-
mony. Wife Carol, sons David and
Daryl, and daughter Sarah helped
the new circuit judge slip into a
black robe. Carol Ezelle sealed the
moment with a kiss.
The next symbol of his office, a
gavel, was handed to Ezelle by
James R. "Rusty" Franklin of the
Polk County Trial Lawyers Asso-
ciation. He opened by remarking,
"If we embodied what Hardee
County has, we would not have
lawyer jokes.
"Everyone in Hardee County
treats you as you would want to be
treated," he continued, "and the
embodiment of that is Judge
Ezelle."
Presenting his nameplate to
Ezelle was Circuit Judge Susan W.
Roberts, another friend and mentor
and the circuit judge who was pre-
siding in Hardee County when
Ezelle was elected to the county
judge's bench.
"We hope you will use this on the
bench of whichever of the three
counties you are serving, and hope
you will use it in Hardee County
the most," she said.
Then it was time for Ezelle to
address the crowd as circuit judge.
"I would not be here today if six
years ago you had not let me serve
on the county bench of Hardee
County, and for that I sincerely
thank you," he began.,
Ezelle said that being a judge "is
an absolutely great job." But he
noted that "TV skews the public
perspective of what judging is


about."
He noted that the 10th Judicial
Circuit generates 140,000 new
cases a year, ,and holds about
250,000 hearings annually. "This
circuit has a high work reputation,".
Ezelle stated.
He spoke of judicial indepen-
dence and the three branches of-
government. "One of the most
important roles of the judiciary is to
provide a brake on government
self-control," he said, and called
that "the core of constitutional lib-
erty."
Ezelle again expressed gratitude
to the audience: "Thank you for
being here on this important day in
my life and my family's."
Introducing Jeff J. McKibben as
the new county judge.was Kenneth
B. Evers. He called McKibben "a
friend, a colleague and a mentor."
Evers said Hardee County "lost
a very good county judge, with the
elevation of. our county judge to
circuit judge, but we're gaining a
very good county judge."
Crosby again presented a Bible
to the new judge.
Judge Charles A. Davis Jr. of the
2nd District Court of Appeal came
forward to lead McKibben in the
oath of office. Davis noted he and
McKibben have been friends "back
to the seventh grade."
The enrobing was a family
moment, with wife Jan F
McKibben and mother C. Annette
McKibben each having a hand in
placing the robe over his shoulders.
Franklin again presented the
judicial gavel, noting, "It is not par-
adise lost with Jeff McKibben com-
ing in," he said, referring to the loss
of Ezelle as county judge. "It is par-
adise returned to Hardee County."
Polk County Judge Angela
Cowden handed a nameplate to
McKibben, reading the inscription,'
"Commissioned Jan. 2, 2007."
Cowden said she knew
McKibben as a "tireless worker,"
adding with a smile, "so maybe you
can be a tireless judge."
McKibben then took his turn at
the podium, telling the crowd,
"Most of you have played a signifi-
cant role in my presence here
today." He spoke of encouragement


and support, of milestones made. i
He lightened the moment bi
summing up his first tv.o weeks '
the job as county judge in traffL
court, the bench he mounted o
Jan. 2: "In these brief two w%'ekg
have learned there are no red light.
in Hardee County, they are all ye':
low or green."
McKibben noted he was wearing
the late county judge R. Earl
Collins' robe, courtesy of Sylvia!
Collins. "If I can display the cor-
diality of Judge Collins and the,
knowledge of Judge Ezelle, tI.
people of Hardee County will lbe
well served."
He concluded, "Faith, family,
friends and duty shall guide me in
my new endeavor in life."
In benediction, Father Peter
Sousa, a U.S. Army chaplain,
thanked God for the "value our
nation places on the administration
of justice," and asked God to
"deepen their integrity and impar-
tiality as they seek to find the
truth."
Following the investiture cere-
mony, a reception was held in
honor of Ezelle and McKibben by
the Bar Association of the 10th
Judicial Circuit as a string quartet
performed.


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Hardee County Sheriffs Office deputy and bailiff John Dorsey
opens the session of court as judges enter and the chief judge,
J. David Langford, prepares to introduce those in attendance.


Wife Jan F. McKibben and mother C. Annette McKibben assist in
enrobingg" the new judge.


Marcus J. Ezelle becomes the first circuit judge from Hardee
County.


Lawrence A. Roberts spoke of Marcus J. Ezelle's
background as he introduced him to the crowd.


CHAPEL
Chapel service had 165 in atten-
dance. Choir anthem was "What A
Friend We Have In Jesus" sung by
The Chapel Choir led by Ardeth
Johns. Ushers were Curtis and Jean
Chaffin and Ray and Ruth Porter.

COFFEE HOUR
There were 210 at coffee hour.
Our speaker was Dee Williams,
Bowling Green post master. She
gave a very informative speech.

NEWS OF INTEREST
The Masonic and, Eastern Star
dinner was held at the VFW in
Wauchula on Jan. 11. There were
31 who attended. Stained glass.
classes for beginners will be held
on Thursday mornings at 9:30.
Charles and Venetta Nelson will be
celebrating their 60th wedding
anniversary this month.
At the pancake breakfast 186
were served. For the Barbara
Fairchild show there were 197 peo-
ple.- The- karaoke..show Saturday


alight was really great, and all our
park singers did a great job.

PEOPLE OF THE WEEK
Park newcomers Warren and
Lois Arndt are from Forest Park,
Minn. They have been married for
51 years and have three children
and 10 grandchildren. They were
going to stay a week but extended
that to a month. The Arndts said
everyone was so friendly and made-
them feel right at home.
Don and Yvonne MacDonald are
from Port Severn, Ontario. They
have been married 40 years and
have three children and seven
grandchildren. They stayed at a
Wilder park in Texas and looked for
one for Florida. They said they will
be back next year. The MacDonalds
also enjoy all the friendly people
here.
John and Margaret Owens are
from West Chicago, II. They have.
been married 44 years. They. have
two sons and three grandchildren.
They also stayed at a Wilder park in


Property Lines
By Kathy Crawford
Property Appraiser

Congratulations to Mr. Drake! He is the first of Hardee County's prop-
erty owners to qualify for the new Veteran's Property Tax Discount.
Florida voters recently approved a constitutional ameiidment.-which
provides a property.tax discount on homestead property owned by veterans
age 65 and older, with.a-combat-related service connected disability. The
veteran must have been a Florida resident at the time he or she entered the.
military service, and must have had an honorable discharge.
Mr. Drake met all of the qualifications and will receive a $5,000 tax
exemption and a 30 percent reduction from his tax bill. In total, Mr. Drake
will save about $500.
Mr. Drake has been a resident of Hardee County since 1937. He
entered the military and served as a machinist with the Navy from Aug. 29,
1941 to Sept. 4, 1945. While in the Navy he was constantly exposed to the
roaring sound of steam turbines, which contributed to his disability' Hesaid
that the steam engines sounded just like a jet airplane.
In April of 1942 he imairi-ed fiis wife, Mary Letha Hill. Together they
have two children, Kay Drake Bloom of Highlands County and Jed Drake
of Hardee County. Mr. Drake worked with Peace River Electric for over 20
years and retired from there in 1980.
We were honored to have been able to assist Mr. Drake in receiving a
property tax savings. Mr. Drake shared with us some of the history of his
experience as a machinist for the Navy during WWII. When he first began
his naval career he was stationed in Mayport, where he remembers that
there was nothing but flatlands and mosquitoes. He said that while in
Mayport, he was assigned on a "pogy" boat that he and a crew of four oth-
ers used for training ensigns (junior officers) how to navigate a boat and
shoot the stars. He explained that the pogy boat was a 50-foot, old fishing
boat that had bWen used to catch pogy fish. The boat remained disguised as
a fishing boat, so that the Germans would not recognize them as a Navy
boat and open fire on them.
He remembers German submarines being all over the place. He said
that the submarines would come up at night and put their periscopes up out
of the water to make sure that the "coast was clear," and they would come
up and charge the batteries to the subs. Hesaid that the Germans would
dress up in their civilian clothes and come ashore and blend in with the
crowds.
Mr. Drake told us all about his experiences on the pogy boat. He said
there were only four bunk beds with a crew of five. One night he was the
last one to get to the'bunk room and there were no more beds available.
The only other place for him to sleep was the table. He said that the cook's-
clothes were on the end of the table and he was going to use them.as a.pil-
low, but he accidentally pushed them off the end.
During the night the alert bell sounded and they all rushed to get up and
take their defense positiorns.The cook-was in charge of manning a .50-cal-
iber machine gun on the front of the boat. When he got up to take his posi-
tion, he couldn't find his clothes. Mr. Drake laughed at the thought of the
cook out in the middle of the night manning the machine gun without his
clothes. He said he was not happy about it.
While in the Navy Mr. Drake was also a machinist aboard a
minesweeper. He said that the minesweeper had a magnetized cable that
was 150-feet long that extended behind the boat one-quarter of a mile.
They would sweep the cable along the St. Johns River to protect oe f the
main ships that.was loaded with ammunition. One day they had swept the
river in the evening and the morning, and everything was clear. The next
time they swept it again, they found nine mines along the river.
Mr. Drake told us another story about the USS Register APD 92 (All
Purpose Destroyer). He said that he was honored that his wife, Mary Letha,
had received an invitation to the commissioning of thenewnaval, ship held
in Charleston, S.C.
After the commissioning of the.ship, he said that they took the ship for
a "shakedown" cruise in the Bahamas to make sure that it was running
properly. After the "test drive" through the Bahamas, Mr. Drake was pulled
off of the APD and transferred to Bainbridge, Md, where he was in charge
of running a machine shop. Mr. Drake was the only crew member to be
transferred off the ship before it sailed out toward the Pacific Ocean. There
were 145 150 crew members on the ship, including the cook that Mr.
Drake had sailed with on the pogy boat. Unfortunately, a Japanese Zero
(airplane)'flew directly into the ship, killing all crew members on board
except the cook. Mr. Drake said, "Its amazing that the goodLord spared
me."
We are thankful that Mr. Drake's life was spared and are blessed to
have been able to get to know him. If you happen to see Mr. Drake in pass--
ing, express to him your appreciation'for his service to our country.
Thank you, Mr. Drake!


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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown


Texas, and also looked for one in
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SHUFFLEBOARD
Jan. 10 at St. Cloud Larry Brown
took third in consolation. Jan. 12 at
Lake Region Bob Conkle took third
in main.
GAMES
Bowling for Jan. 10 high series
of 510 was Herb Bell. High game
of 210 was Jim Achard. Dee Cairns
had high game of 169 and high
series of 452. Alley Jan. 9 had 60
players with 12 undefeated. Alley
Jan. 11 had 32 players and six were


Work Accident


Claims Area Man


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
An accident here last Wednesday
afternoon has resulted in the death
of a Polk County construction
worker.
Paul W. "Tex" McLauchlin, 46,
of 1851 Angel Lane, Polk City,
died Jan. 17 shortly after 3 p.m.
According to a Hardee County
Sheriff's Department report, inves-
Stigation continues into the death of
McLauchlin, who was working bon



COMNT


THURSDAY, JAN. 25
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, Board
Room (former Junior High
media center), 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 29
VCommunity and School-
Awareness, monthly meeting,
multipurpose building, First
Missionary Baptist church, 1347
Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 1
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex. I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m


a new home construction site at
2034 Oxendine Road.
.Preliminary investigation shows
the victim was attempting to place
a stick of reinforcement bar down
into the chimney. The bar apparent-
ly fell onto a 7,200-volt power line,
electrocuting the victim and caus-
ing him to fall about 15 feet from
the scaffolding to the ground, con-
tinues the report.
Co-workerS attempted to render
aid until the ambtiliraice arrived,.but
McLauchlin died at Florida Hos-
pital-Wauchula.
He was born in Dade City and
had been a block mason with Smith
Built Construction. He leaves a
wife, Wanda, a son and two daugh-
ters and two grandchildren. Funeral
services were Sunday at the Kersey
Funeral Hoiiie inAuburndale.


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2007 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE
COUNTY COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102
Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONlERS
Regular meetings every other Thursdayait 8:30a. mi.,
MONTH OF February 01st & 15th Regular meeting
Zoning meeting Februiay 15th at 8:35 a.m...
Planning Session February 09that 8:30 a.m.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each
month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF February 01st
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING. BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6;00 p.m. in
Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF February 12th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF February 05th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
.MONTH OF February 13th at 5:30 p.m.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya
Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF February 13th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF February 20th at Noon.
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF February 27th
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF February 28th
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioner's
office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman
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undefeated. We have so many play-
ers for bocci that they added anoth-
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Wednesday and Thursday at 1.
Bowling for Jan. 17: Matt Cairns
high game 233, Herb Bell high
series 627, Arlene Seabright high
game 170. and Dee Cairns high
series 516.

COMING EVENTS
This Saturday the 27th will be a
pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9.
'Also on Saturday will be a dance
from 7 to 10, with Jim Nelson. Jim
always puts on a great show. On
Sunday we will have a show with
Denny Yeary from Branson.





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Thursday, January 25, 2007


PAGE ONE


Hoop Gir
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With their final game this week,
the Lady Wildcats prepare for dis-
trict playoffs next week.
The girls will be in action in
Palmetto early next week, although
:the schedule has not been an-
nounced as yet. Other teams in the
Class 4A-District 10 playoffs are.
top-seed Sebring, Sarasota Booker,
Braden River, DeSoto and Avon
'Park.
"In games last week, the Lady
Wildcats lost badly to Avon Park at
-home but came back on Thursday
to make a battle*of it in losing by
four to Fort Meade.
There was only one game this
week. Tuesday's game against
Heartland Christian was cancelled
:-s it does not have a girls squad this
:ear. The girls travel to Frostproof
p.oday (Thursday) to finish up the
regular season..
Hardee's late rally against Avon
iPairk last week came up quite short.
Down 28-6 at the half and 41-10 at
'the three-quarter mark, the girls put
'11 points in the hole in the fourth
stanza.
"It was a running clock and I
.i ok out the starters and everyone
played. I told them at halftime
e\ery ball is ours and they tried to
.do that," said head coach Don
Gray.
SThe Lady Red Devils were up
d-afthertle first eight minutes
and added 17 points in the second
quarter. They cooled off and put
reserves in the game when.Hardee
id. Kysi Wooden was tops with
pine points and Alencia Williams
and Janee Goodwin added eight
bach.
SFor Hardee, Christina Jena was
high scorer with seven points.
Jamie Buckley and Sabrina Holmes
each had four and D.K. Davis,


Is Head To Districts


Gloria Solis and Andrea Parkinson
each added two points.
Thursday night included Senior
Night activities before the varsity
game. Andrica Rivers was escorted
by Tommy and Angela Rivers. In
her only year in the sport, she was
an asset on the junior varsity squad.
She plans to become a massage
therapist.
Christina Jena was escorted by
her mother Willie Mae Lee. The
four-year.varsity player hopes to
attend the University of South
Florida in Tampa and earn a bache-
lor's degree in broadcast journal-
ism.,
Ciara Lambert was escorted by
parents Wayne and Tina Lambert.
She has played basketball all four
years. She hopes to pursue her edu-
cation to obtain a doctorate in psy-
chology.
Jamie Lynn Buckley was escort-
ed by her father Robert Buckley
and mother Tammy Perrine. She
played basketball for three years.
'She wants to follow a career in
criminology.
D.K. Davis was escorted by her
parents Larry and Kim Davis. She
has played basketball all four years.
After high school, she will attend
college, perhaps looking for a
career in dentistry.
The pre-game festivities left the
Lady Wildcats excited but left Fort
Meade time to prepare. The Lady
Miners went on a 9-0 streak to open
the game. When the ball went
inside to Parkinson, for the first
Hardee points nearly three minutes
into the game, it opened the possi-
bilities. Hardee gradually caught up
and was behind only 15-14 as the
first period ended.
Eighth grader Angel Mitchell
notched a three-pointer for the
Lady Miners to open the second
quarter. Shortly, Davis nailed a oair


of free throws. The teams battled it
out until the three-minute mark
when Lambert grabbed a defensive
rebound and threw long to Holmes
to put Hardee in front 23-22. By
halftime, Hardee was up 27-23.
The second half saw Hardee in
momentum early, going out to a 31-.
25 advantage. As the third quarter
ran down, Hardee clung to a 33-31
edge when Solis hit from the top of
the key.
The fourth quarter was a battle
royal, with Hardee trying to stave
off a Fort Meade attack. Davis hit a
free throw, Jena fed Buckley in the
key. Hardee led 36-33 for about 25
seconds. Alicia Mitchell and Angel
Mitchell combined to put the Lady
Miners up 37-36 at the 3:25 mark.
A long toss to Angel Mitchell
added another two-pointer.
Buckley was fouled and hit both
ends of a one-and-one. Danielle
Morris hit one for Fort Meade. It
was 40-38. When Tyisha Graham
went all the way to score for Fort
Meade at the 1:10 mark, it seemed
to take the steam out of Hardee
which could not score in the
remaining 70 seconds.
Solis grabbed six rebounds and
had seven steals to pace Hardee.
Parkinson added five rebounds, six
steals and a blocked shot. Each of
the other players added on
rebounds, steals, assists and hustle.
For the Lady Miners, young
Angel Mitchell had her highest out-
put of the year with 20 points.
Morris added six, Akaycha
Robinson six points, Graham four,
and Alicia Mitchell and Ebony
Jones each two points.
For Hardee, both Jena and
Buckley had eight points, Davis
seven, Solis six, Parkinson five and
Holmes four points.
"I was happy with the way they
played tonight. They kept in the
game and didn't get down," con-


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Honored in pre-game ceremonies on Thursday were seniors (from left) Andrica Rivers, Jamie
Buckley, D.IC Davis, Christina Jena and Ciara Lambert.


cluded Gray, who will lead his team
into district playoffs on Tuesday,
opponent not yet determined.
For the junior varsity girls,
tonight's game is the finale of the
year. Against Avon Park, they bat-
tled to a 40-34 loss, with a 17-point
fourth-quarter effort nearly upset-
ting the junior Lady Devils despite
a 20-point performance by
Johnequa Perry.
For Hardee, Naomi Alvarado
was high with 13 points. Brandy
Crockett added eight, Barbie
Hinojosa' and Courtney Packard
each four, Jennifer Redden and
Rivers each two and Lindy


Rossman one-of-two at the charity
stripe. Ashley Smith, Carleen
Brown and Megan White picked up
assists, rebounds and steals to help
out.
"We were down 31-13 and
caught up. The girls played well in
the second half. They played man-,
to-man defense and got lots of
steals," said coach Ken Leupold.
Against the junior Lady Miners
of Fort Meade, Hardee excelled,
turning an 8-3 first-quarter advan-
tage to 23-11 at halftime. They
allowed only five Fort Meade
points in the entire second half,
emptied the bench and won 36-16.


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Dec. 28.
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The Saunderses today.

Carl And Carol Saunders

Celebrate 50 Years


Carl and Carol Saunders were
honored on their 50th wedding
anniversary with a dinner party and
dancing at the Torrey Oaks Country
Club on Saturday, Jan. 6.
The party was given by their chil-
dren, Carla' Prescott (husband:
Gary, Tampa; Beth Wilson (hus-
band: Dan), Riverview; Lynn
Callaghan (husband: Mark),
Sarasota; Craig Saunders (wife:*
Gretchen), Spring Hill; and grand-
children Lesley Prescott, Loren
Tinsley, Benjamin Prescott, Katelyn
Tinsley, Cherise Callaghan, Bailey
Callaghen and Trenton Wilson.
The Saunderses were married
Jan. 6, 1957, at the First Christian
Church in Tampa. After moving
around the United States they final-
ly returned to Wauchula in 1984,


where they have been involved with
citrus, cattle and enjoying the many
friends and relatives in Hardee
County.
Carol Saunders is a graduate of
Plant high School in Tampa. She is
involved with the Wauchula Garden
Club, is a volunteer at Florida
Hospital Wauchula and serves on
the Board of Directors at
Resthaven.
Carl Saunders is a 1950 graduate
of Hardee High School and attend-
ed the University of Florida. He
served in the U.S. Air Force for 21
years and an additional 27 years as a
pilot with American Airlines. He is
past commander of the American
Legion and board member of the
Wauchula Airport Authority.
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COURTESY PHOTO
A party will honor Louise & LeRoy Mushrush.
Mushrushes Celebrate

Golden Anniversary


A party will be held on Saturday
to commemorate the 50th wedding
anniversary of LeRoy and Louise
K. Mushrush.
The Mushrushes were married on
Jan. 30, 1957, in the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, which at the
time was located on U.S. 17 off
Main Street. The Rev. Otis Garland
officiated.
The couple have six sons, three
daughters, 12 grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren.


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fish run out.
Everyone is invited to participate
at the church at 149 Manley Road,
Wauchula.
Victory Praise Center is hosting
a yard and bake sale tomorrow
(Friday) and Saturday from 7 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Donations as well as visitors are
welcome at the church at 132 E.
Main St., Bowling Green.


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of their son, Perry, Mushrush 'I.
Festivities begin at 4 p:m.
Friends and family members are
invited to attend.
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authority is uniformity.
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Lit' Eric Quihton Mushrush II turns 2
on Jan. 7, 2007.eHe is the son. of Erik
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He celebrated with a John Deere
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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson


BRAIN-WASHED
How can people think intelligently when they have given up their faith
in God? Without God, people become more and more materialistic. They
depend increasingly on what they can see, hear, taste and feel. Without the
strong influence of the Bible, people are brain-washed by a steady barrage
of negative propaganda in the media. Not real news, just stories with a spin
downward.
In the confusion, millions ask, "Are we happy?"
"No", the media answers. "We are losing the war in Iraq. North Korea
or Iran will soon bomb us. The Arabs hate us. The Europeans hate us. And
they are right!"
"But more of us are employed," people may argue. "We still have the
highest standard of living in the world!"
"It's all in how you look at it" the media replies, "We should be
Ashamed to earn more than 10 times the amount earned by millions over-
seas. There ought to be a profit-sharing plan that would redistribute all the
wealth in the world!"
This rings a bell, interrupting my daydream. Wasn't profit-sharing the
shining idea that Communism presented in the beginning before it
became just another ruthless dictatorship?
All this heavy thinking gives me a headache. Why can't we return to
the days when people trusted God, studied the Bible and loved their neigh-
bor?
Can such wisdom ever become old-fashioned?


Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

A beautiful southern night with a soft gentle breeze became a perfect
setting again for music, dancing and singing at the Catheryn McDonald
Senior Center in Wauchula last Thursday. This was the largest attendance
so far this season! Lots of old friends as well as new ones appeared receiv-
,;ing a cordial "welcome at the door" by our lovely hostess Darlene Henry.
The "Three-Note Band," accompanied by Jack Bowman on the elec-
,itric up-right bass, gave us another fine performance of beautiful music of
;:the 1930s and 1940s that made for some fine dancing. From the first open-
-vng number "Memories" to the evening's closing number "Now is the
!Hour" the band gave us a fine variety of dance music, waltz, two-step, fox
trot and polka as well as beautiful love ballads.
We also enjoyed some sing-along music such as "Heart of My Heart";
"Shanty-in-old-Shanty Town"; and "Elmer's Tune."
At break time we all hit the snack bar for refreshments prepared by our
%hostess and other friends. The door prize was won this evening by Bill
Rego from Pioneer Park. Our mystery number was the song entitled "If I
,,Could be With You."
Our hostess gave us a one-liner poem that brought the house down
,,with laughter. What a gal, (our hostess) what a wonderful friend to all!
After intermission, the band hit up with "Peg of My Heart." Bill from
'the Three-Note Band did a couple of George Burns' numbers. "Snookie
Yookum" especially was a great interpretation of Burn's lingo and style of
music. Wanda from the Three-Note Band then gave us an excellent perfor-
mance on her mandolin, accompanied by the band, on the love ballad "Blue
Spanish Eyes." The audience gave her an ovation of applause!
The evening's events was concluded with a lively polka "Roll Out the
Barrel," a love ballad "Who's Sorry Now," and "Now is the Hour." What a
wonderful evening of music, singing and dancing.
So why not come join us here at the Center tonight (Thursday)! Even
i you don't dance, there is entertainment for all! Meet new friends, listen
to beautiful music, it's so refreshing! Lots of wholesome "chit chat" at the
,tables between numbers as well. We hope to see you all again soon!


Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sperry, Jack-
sonville, twin daughters, Kinzee
Diane and Morgan Layne, born
Nov. 10, 2006, Jacksonville. Mrs.
Sperry is the former Kelly Hall.
Maternal grandparents are Gary
and Sue Hall of Wauchula.
Maternal grandparents are James
"Corky" and Alberta Choate of
Wauchula, and Hilton and Dean
Williams of Alabama. Paternal
grandparents are Allen and Carla
Sperry of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are Lee and Katy
Sperry of Crestview, Dona Anne
Terrell of Wauchula, and J.R.
Driggers of Larinburg, N.C.
Paternal great-grandmother is Anna
Sue Godfrey of Wauchula.
Hospital newborn shots may be
included with your announcement
free of charge. Any other photo is
$15.


Superman
Party Honors
Bubba Johnson
Clayton Bradley Johnson, known
as Bubba, turned 7 years old on Jan.
8. He celebrated with a party on
Saturday, Jan. 20.
Bubba is the son of Rodney and
Lynne Johnson of Wauchula.
The Superman party in Bubba's
honor was held at Pioneer Park in
Zolfo Springs. Pizza and cake and
ice cream were served.
Helping Bubba celebrate the
occasion were brothers Garrett and
Landon, grandmother Liz Abion
and many family members and
friends.







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Mia Cabrera
Celebrates
1st Birthday
Mia Nicole Cabrera, who turned
I on Dec. 8, celebrated her very
first birthday with a party in the
pavilion at Pioneer Park in Zolfo
Springs.
She is the daughter of Ralph and
Patricia Cabrera of Wauchula.
Theme for the party was Straw-
berry Shortcake. Guests were
served chicken, fajitas, potato salad,
rice and beans.
Joining in the festivities were
grandparents Florentino Jr. and
Ernestine Obregon, grandparents
Arturo and Margarita Cabrera,
great-grandfather Florentino Ob-
regon and many aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends.
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Habitat Happenings
By Julie Durrance
Another year has begun, and it should be a good one for Maybelene
Mariner and her family.
On Dec. 28, she and her children, Donald and Aquila, were presented
with the keys to their new home, a home they helped build. The proud fam-
ily became Habitat's fifth homeowners following months of hard work
alongside many dedicated volunteers, family and friends.
In addition to working at least 400 hours on their home or that of anoth-
er, Habitat homeowners must be employed and able to pay monthly mort
gage payments, property insurance and taxes. Also, they are required t(
.attend homeowner classes, where they learn about the responsibilities oi
homeownership. Homeowners help with other Habitat activities such as
fund-raising and office work as well.
Several more Hardee County families are putting in their sweat-equi-
ty hours working toward homes of their own. Construction will soon begin
on our sixth Habitat house, and our affiliate is making long-range plans for
many more.
Our mission is to eliminate poverty housing here, and give families the
opportunity to work for a safe and affordable home. We are so grateful for
volunteers from our local church, civic groups, schools, industries and
businesses who continue to help us in that mission, along with financial or
material donations.
As always, we invite you to put your faith into action and become a
Habitat volunteer. Contact our volunteer coordinator, Sherron Jensen, at
773-6602 for more information.

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Habitat President Pamr Warren (far right) presents a Bible and
keys to homeowner Maybelene Mariner (center) and her chil-
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Machine Pitch Marches On


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first full week of Hardee
County Youth Sports added eight
games to the schedule and left only
two unbeaten Machine Pitch, or AA
teams.
Not all the results from last week
were available at press time, but the
scores on hand showed the Jack
See Construction Devil Rays and
Culligan Water Conditioning
Braves alone atop the eight-team
stack, each with 3-0 records.
Following, in order, are the Lake
Branch Dairy White Sox, Sunshine
Foliage World Marlins, Hardee
Fire-Rescue Yankees, Hardee Pet-
roleum Rangers, Scott Hardcastle
State Farm Insurance Cardinals and


Elks Club Giants.
There are two games each night,
Monday. Tuesday, Thursdays and
Friday at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m. at the
fields off South Florida Avenue in
Wauchula. Spectators are welcome
to come cheer their favorite teams
and a concession stand is available.
In last Monday's early game, the
White Sox beat the Rangers 5-2.
Joseph Crawford scored twice
and Litzy Vargas, Brandon Franks
and Ryan Moore added solo tallies.
Jacquez Campbell and Trevor
Walker were stranded.
For the Rangers, Joel Lee came
around to cross home plate twice.
Kole Robertson, Lance Bursler and
Jordan Turner were left on base.
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Tirease Morris circled the bases
twice for the Yanks. Isaac Flores
singled and scored. Larrett Smith
was left on base twice and Keith
Choate and Johnny Shelton once.
On Tuesday, the early game was
an 8-2 win for the Braves over the
Cardinals. The score of the late
game between the Giants and
Marlins was unavailable.
Dakota Altman and Hayden
Lindsey each came around to cross
home plate twice for the Braves.
Cody Cumbee, Boone Paris and
Abby Clark each came home once.
Cumbee, Hunter Scranton and
Parker Carlton were left on base.
Leadoff batter Mason Block and
Michael Kujawski touched home
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didn't quite get home.
Thursday's 5:45 game was a
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vailing 10-9 over the Yankees.
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the board for the Marlins. Garrett
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Delatorre and Jaylon Ramirez
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was also left on base once.
Morris, Kyle Choate, Smith and
Wyatt Zeiglar were two-tally bat-
ters for the Yanks. Keith Choate
added another score. Kyle Choate,
Smith and Keith Choate were also
stranded.
In the Thursday late game, the
Braves shut down the Giants 11-0.
Tanner Carlton, Scranton and
Cumbee were twin-score batters for
the Braves. Paris, Altman, Lindsey,
Clark and Parker Carlton chipped
in with a run each. Lindsey tripled
and was left on base. Cumbee and
Landon Albritton were also strand-
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Only Chase Benton was left on
base for the Giants.
On Friday evening, there was no
result from the early game between
the Cardinals and Rangers. The late
game ended in a 4-4 tie between the
Devil Rays and White Sox.
Hewett homered and singled and
scored both times he got on base
for the D-Rays. See and Desiree
Ford also came home.
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After the first full week of base-
ball, only two teams have not lost.
In the 2007 AAA or Minors divi-
sion baseball, the Ullrich's Pitcher
Pump Red Sox are 3-0 and the Vols
Cubs 2-0 as the first week of games
concluded.
Play continues with single games
at 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays
and Thursdays and double-headers
on Friday evenings at 6 and 7:45.
Visitors are welcome at the fields
off South Florida Avenue in Wau-
chula and a concession stand is
available.
In last Monday's game, the Red
Sox ran past the KMW Photo Devil
Rays 17-2.
William McClelland and Roby
Paris each banged doubles for the
Red Sox. Paris, Cody Spencer and
Keith Powell were three-tally bat-
ters. Marcus Battles, Zack Battles
and Tomas Gomez each scored
twice and Kenneth Vargas and
McClelland chipped in with a run
each. Andrew Hagans and Kyle
Stone were stranded.
For the D-Rays, leadoff batter
Tim Perkins singled and scored on
a Mikey Heine hit. Russell Weems,
Julian Galvez, Tyler Bragg, Austin
Walker and Heine were all left on
the basepaths. Walker also walked
and scored.
On Tuesday evening, the Pete's
Pharmacy A's shut out the unde-
feated C&B Cattle Yankees 10-0.
Ruben Olmos circled the bases
three times for the A's. Austin
Altman and Frank Farias added
twin tallies and Jake Deanda, Jose
Gonzales and Colton Howell added
solo scores. Omar Alamia, Trenton
Armstrong and Howell were all
stranded.
For the scoreless Yankees, Tyler
Helms, Ryan Ramirez, Patrick
Carlton and Chris Keller were left.
on base.
On Thursday night, it was the
Vols Cubs nipping the CF Indus-
tries White Sox 7-3.
Tyler Hewett homered and Aaron
Harrison tripled for the Cubs.
Leadoff batter Jordon Jones was
the only two-score batter. Hewett,
Cleston Sanders, Eliseo Sanders,
Dylan Norwood and Keifer
Kedzoir added a run apiece.
Harrison, two had two hits, Kendall
Gough, Bradley Brewer, Ryan Ham
and Camden Metheny were all left


on base.
For the White Sox, Hunter
Bryant doubled and scored in the
third inning and both Alex Clarke
and Kevin Kunkel circled the bases
in the fourth inning. Michael
Valadez, Cesar Fimbres, Marco
DeLeon, Tanor Durden and Jordan
Rogers only got partway home.
In the early game on Friday, the
Red Sox dueled the A's and won
10-5.
Powell doubled and Spencer
scored twice for the Red Sox. The
Battles brothers, Marcus and Zack,
Paris, Conner Crawford, McClel-
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Stone added one run each. Juan
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Action From Ladies JV Win Over Fort Meade


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended January 18, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 9,864 compared to
7,783 last week and 9,385 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 to 3.00 higher; feeder steers
and heifers 3.00 to 6.00 lower


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 122.50-205.00
300-400 lbs., 103.00-138.00; and
400-500 lbs., 89.00-116.00.
. Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
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300-400 lbs., 91.00-117.00; and
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Girls Weightlifting at Sectionals


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee girls weightlifting had
five representatives at the sectional
meet in Sarasota yesterday
(Wednesday).
Senior Danielle Hines, juniors
Sarah Ezelle, Bridgette Singletary
and Adilene Macedo and freshman
Shaniqiue Outley give Hardee its
best chance to advance to the state
meet on Feb. 10 at River Ridge
HighSchool in New Port Richey.
A.l of the gqtr .. cc at te.Travis
Todd,.meet in Avon Park last Thurs-
day except Ezelle who skipped to


participate in the investiture of her
father, Circuit Judge Marcus
Ezelle.
Of the 10 teams at the Todd
Invitational, Hardee placed fifth
overall, behind Venice, Avon Park,
LaBelle and Sebring.
The highest places for the Hardee
girls were a pair of third-place fin-
ishes by juniors Samantha Hagans
and Macedo. Hagans lifted 60 in
the bench press and 60 also in the
clean and jerk for a 100-pound total
in the 101 division. Macedo went
105 in the bench and 100 in the
clean and jerk for a 205 total in the


183 division.
Normally strong senior Hines
had a personal best of 110 in the
bench and 125 in the clean and jerk
for a 235 total in the very crowded
154 class, placing fifth overall.
Bridgette.Singletary placed sixth
overall in the 110 class with a
bench of 50 and 45 in the clean and
jerk.
For Outley, in the unlimited divi-
sion, it was a total life of 200, with
100 each in the bench and clean
and jerk.
Another pair of lifters, both
sophomores, also had personal best


in their divisions. In the 169 divi-
sion, Rebecca Quinones combined
95 in the bench and 80 in the clean
and jerk for 175 total, and in the
119 division, Casey Johnson added
90 in the bench to 110 in the clean
and jerk for a fourth place total of
200.
Other Hardee lifters in last
week's meet were: junior Nicole
Bromley, 95 plus 95 for 190 in the
154 division; junior Katie Bryan,
90 plus 85 for 175 in the 134 divi-
sion; soph Marvysha Morris 110
plus 105 for 215 in the 154 divi-
sion; freshman Ariel Singletary, 55
plus 60 for 115 in the 119 division;
and freshman Charity Webb, who
did not finish in the unlimited divi-
sion.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 42.00-46.50.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 56.00-65.00.


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ABOUT...

Classifieds
DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each additional
word is 20 cents. Ads in all capitals are 32 cents
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numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.

CLASSIFICATIONS:


5550 FORD TRACTOR (diesel)
loader-backhoe with bucket & fork on
front end lift, $9500. 735-1372.
1:18-25p
HAY FOR SALE! Round bales, fertil-
ized bahia, $28. 773-4642 832-0560.
12:28-1:25p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc
We learn from experience that
men never learn anything from
experience.


1991 ISUZU TROOPER, 4x4, 5-speed,
power steering, power brakes, over-
sized tires, AM/FM/CD. Also Isuzu
Trooper, 4x4, 5-speed, power steering,
power brakes. Both with fairly new
clutches, $2,500 OBO for the pair.
735-0063. 1:25p
'98 CHEVY CAVALIER Z24, limo tint,
excellent body needs work, $1,000
OBO; '97 Mercury Mystic, good body,
has new engine uninstalled, $1,000 -
installed, $2,000. 328-0032. 1:25-2:1 p


'78 DODGE RAM Charger, 360 engine,
4x4, removable top, $1,000. 328-0032.
1:25-2:1 p


1993 CADILLAC Fleetwood Broug-
ham, fully loaded, leather, $7,500.
863-773-0166 863-781-0982.
1:25-2:22p
1961 JEEP WILLYS, 4 cyl., looks bad,
runs good, $3,000. 773-9887. 1:25p
2000 CHEVY MALIBU, $2,500; 1993
GMC 1500, $2,400. 863-781-2827.
1:25p
'95 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SSE, runs
good, needs body work, $500. 863-
273-9806. 1:25-2:1 p


CEDAR ARMOIRE, $150 FIRM.
773-6306. 1:25p


ONE PERSON OFFICE answer
phones, schedule appointments, gen-
eral office assignments. Computer
skills required. Medical background
preferred. Health & dental insurance
available. M-F. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Fax
resume to 863-767-1880. 1:18-2:15c


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


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


* Phone (863) 781-9720


gugles(Cearthlink.net home.earthlink.net/-guglegrl 6







*Beautiful 3BR 2B ctwsfo'wfi fqlptie with den or office,
2 car garage bWfI a'ct'fdcatQf Ab'KldZe1r'Rd'.l/2 mile west of
Wauchula $275,000.
*13 to 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
*2BR/1BA remodeled, stucco, in Wauchula city limits with extra lot,
corner of Oak & 10th. $89,900.
*Lot ready for mobile home at Charle Creek, east of Wauchula.
$20,000.
*MH in Charle Creek. 2BR 1B $54 000.
*20 Acres with DvUa -e qfSqs@~,et $250,000.
*4BR 3BA concrete block w/10 acres, beautiful home, 1 mile west,
Hwy 62 west of Wauchula. $399,000.
Frank Vasquez Broker Associate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863.767.0071 Jerry Carlton, Sales Associate 863.781.3608







Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Jesse Sambrano
S**r WW WW ***

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


Think Victorian when you look at
this charming 2 story home
4BR/2.5BA with 2 car garage
3,404+- sq. ft. total. On 120x140 cot-
ner lot located Western edge of
Wauchula. Reduced to $235,000.00
Must see- Unique home with over
5,200 sq feet total. Two separate liv-
ing units with 3BR/2BA, large open
kitchen and extra large master bath
in each unit. Offered At $675,000.00.
MLS 189303
Ready to Move In! 2004 Beautiful
CB home with 3BR/2BA in a great
location. Includes stoves, refrigera-
tor, dishwasher, and many extras.
Just needs owners. Call for details.
Price is $160,000.00 MLS 190478
Easy on the Pocket 2BR/2BA
Mobile Home in Zolfo Springs.
Shown by appointment only. Can
you believe a living unit for only
$55,000.00 MLS 190185


Ready To Move In! Brand New
Doublewide Mobile Home Take a
look at this spacious 4BR /2BA
located on a corner lot. Close to
schools and shopping. Enjoy the
comfort of a new home with central
air and heat plus new appliances.
Asking $115,000.00 MLS:
189017
2005 Single Mobile Home
3BR/2BA located in the city limits
of Zolfo Springs. Includes a pool
and carport. Good starter home.
Asking $85,000.00 MLS 189358
Lake June Property 3BR/2BA
with dock. Enjoy your time on one
of the best lakes in Florida. Asking
$580,000.00
Curb Appeal 3BR/1BA Frame
home located in the city limits of
Wauchula. The home includes a
pool, shed, swing set, and many
other extras. Priced at $155,000.00.
MLS 189934


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

*AII of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net


*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
1 Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
OPT. NOIT) 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 Doualas (863) 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


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VOCA of Florida
Direct Support Lead Staff position available (Mon. Fri.
Hrs. 7:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.) with adult day training pro-
gram in Wauchula. High School Diploma, valid drivers
license (in good standing) and 2 years experience in work
related field. Local law enforcement background complet-
ed. If interested please apply in person at 114 W. Carlton
St., Wauchula, FL.


E.O.E. M/F/V/D


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Need a Job? Earn $$$

No-cost Construction Training available.
Evening/Saturday Classes!
6-9 pm, 20-week certification course
at SFCC Hardee County Campus.
Placement assistance upon completion.
Contact Ben Carter at the:
Heartland Workforce Highlands One-Stop Career
Center 385-3672, x229, 2730 US Hwy 27 N.,
Sebring, FL 33870
Next Class February 5, 2007;
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COMMUNITY COLLEGE


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


FACULTY POSITIONS
The following full-time faculty positions are open for the 2007-08 acade-
mic year. Requirements vary by position. Please visit our web site for
detailed position announcements and application information.


.-Applied-Sciences & Technologies


Commercial Vehicle Driving
Cosmetology
Drafting/Design
Medical Sec'y/Office Management
Student Services
Counselor


Arts & Sciences
Chemistry
Economics
Oral Communications
Political Science
Psychology


SFCC offers competitive salaries and benefits, including health/life insur-
ance, retirement, and paid leave. Application deadline for all listed posi-
tions is 5 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2007. Application forms are available
in Human Resources, Building I (Highlands Campus), at any SFCC cam-
pus/center or on our web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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Joe kLDavis
IN C.. R E A L T O R S
Srr1 (863) 773-2128

REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
Kenny Sanders.
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
PRICE REDUCED! New 2005 Four residential lots in Indian Lake
Fleetwood MH with 3 BR, 2 baths, Estates. Three of them are 100x218
924 SF on large 1.25+ac. Detached ft, listed for $26,000 each. One is
carport, well and septic. $125,900! 200x218 ft, listed for $56,000! Golf
Bayside home in Englewood! course, community center, and
Located on deep water canal. shops!
$1,075,000!
Completely remodeled, 3 BR, 1 PRICE REDUCED! 12.95 acs. on
bath, frame home on North 9th Ave Murphy Rd, west Hardee Co.
in Wauchula. $119,000! Beautiful, high & dry, fenced with
a 2 inch well. Now $14,500/ac!
20 ac. Hamlin grove approx. 2.5
miles east of Wauchula. Paved.rd PRICE REDUCED! Lovingly
frontage. $320,000! maintained 3 BR, 2 bath, CB home
Two 6+ ac. tracts, paved road, deed in Bowling Green. Large fenced
restrictions, beautiful homesites. back yard. Includes all new high-
$20,000/ac! end appliances. $136,000!
Two wooded 1 'ac. tracts in the Attractive4 BR, 2.5 bath home with
Inverness area.Two minutes from Attractive 4 BR, 2.5 bath home with
Inverness area. Two minutes from
boat landing to the Withlacootchee 3,152 SF on 1 ac. in Golfview.
One tract has well, septic & electric Gas fireplace, central vacuum, dual
plus fill for your home. $50,000! A/C units, in ground pool, utility
PRICE REDUCED! Don't miss this shed. $350,000!
opportunity to have your own 5 4 BR, 2 bath Fleetwood 2000 MH
acs. on beautiful Peace River. Very has 2,016 SF of living area. Master
close to Wauchula. Now $100,000! suite has a garden tub, shower, and
4 BR, 2.5 bath brick home on 4 huge walk in closet. Some appli-
acs. has dble paved road frontage. ances included. Located on 0.413
Minutes from Zolfo Springs. Many acs in Bowling Green. $95,000!
extras and many new amenities.
Call today for full details. $320,000!

REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
RICK KNIGHT............773-2472 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 MIKE NICHOLSON

U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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CUSTOM METAL BUILDINGS
Sr20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof(2-12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door,
2 Gable Vents,$ 9,984
4" Concrete Slab 9,984


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 M TA P
- Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LL
-"Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings 877 95
- Florida Owned & Operated lZ
Prwe Pe Sale, Tax & Counly res Phio for display purpose only cl12:28tfc www.metalsystemsplus.com


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


NEW LISTING!
20 acres in Sweetwater area. $200,000.
NEW LISTING!
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in nice quiet neighborhood. Many upgrades
including stone fireplace, solid wood cabinets, Jacuzzi tub. Also a large
detached garage with shop area and loft storage. Asking only $295,000!
BRIARWOOD LOT! $45,000
Build your dream house. 10 beautiful acres for only $150,000.
13.83 acres of grove and house. Now only $295,000.
UNDER CONTRACT!
10 beautiful acres of recreational property. Perfect for a small hunting
retreat! Creek runs through the back of the property. $70,000.
20 ac all Valencia grove. Fruit uncommitted. Estimated 8,000 boxes. 10'
deep well with diesel power unit. All microjet. Listed for $21,000 per acre.
7 1/2 Acre grove with mobile home and large pole barn. $225,000.
21 beautiful wooded acres on the Peace River. 2 BR 1 BA mobile home.
Huge Quonset also included. Asking only $416,000!
60 Acres
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
High and dry. Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000 per acre.
UNDER CONTRACT!
ONLY ONE 1 Acre tract REMAINING in a new development area.
Deed restricted. Reduced to $28,500.
4.8 Acres. Beautiful homesite close to town. Good elevation.
Deed restricted. Now only $91,000.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed restricted homesite.
Large oak tree on property with a 6" deep well. Listed for $99,000.
17 acres of young citrus grove on Parnell Road.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
BACK ON THE MARKET!
74 acres of prime development property.
City water and sewer within 1/2 mile.
Soon to be annexed, rezoned to single family with Developers Agreement.
83 ac. grove. Close to golf course and town.
Frontage on two County roads. $20,000 per acre.
442.6 acres in Polk County. Grove, woods and pasture.
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.
500 ac grove in DeSoto County. 55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids. All
microjet. E & M sold for $1.75/lb, Valencias uncomitted. $5,200,000.
*


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritlon


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 John H. Gross
(863)781-0161


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
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Agriculture
Appliances
Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
Miscellaneous


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January 25, 2007, The Herild-Advocate 7B


The


Classifieds


"C.N.A.'s NEEDED to work with elderly
and disabled adults. 40 hrs per wk,
.8.00/hr. Must have dependable trans-
portation. Mileage reimbursement at
$.445 per mile. Contact HOPE of
Hardee, 310 N. 8th Ave., Wauchula.
773-2022. Drug Free Work Place, EOE.
1:25-2:15c
DRIVER WANTED FOR nursery in
Wauchula. Day trip runs in state.
Good pay. Benefits available. Must
have Class A CDL. Please call for
Appointment. 773-9898. 1:25c
.,SERVICE/ROUTE/PUMP REPAIR -
:dependable person needed, able to
.handle diverse tasks. Available @
:Ullrich's Water, 409 Goolsby St. Apply
'in person. 1:25-2:22c
Facts do not cease to exist
because they are ignored.


WANTED CLASS A Dump drivers,
full/part time, local, good pay. 863-
464-0917. 12:28-1:25p
PART-TIME NURSING position for
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume
to PO. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 33873.
11:23tfc
SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST must
have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc



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. 1:25-3:29p


MUST BE MOVED 1991 Home of
Merit, 24x58, very good condition,
new roof, 2004, attached shed w/sin-
gle carport, screened porch w/double
carport, $35,000 negotiable. 773-9887.
1:25p
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. 1:25-3:29p



HOGS FOR SALE. 773-6273. 1:18-25c



LOST: Gray spotted 60# short haired
dog from Hwy. 64 E. near Griffin's
Corner. If found call Joe Skitka at 773-
3682 or 781-2374. 1:25p


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1992 CHEVY
VIN: 1GCCS14Z5N8196208
8:00 A.M., Feb. 7, 2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 HWY. 17 N WAUCHULA, FL
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1992 CLUB CAR, new batteries,
charger, good condition, $1,100. 773-
9887. 1:25p
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. 1:4-2:1p



36' FLEETWOOD $400. (863) 245-
6272. 1:25p
35' TRAILER, set-up at Oasis, fully fur-
nished! 863-781-1398 or 863-781-
4176. 1:11-2:8p
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. 1:4-2:1p


MOBILE HOME 55+ Park, 2 BD/ 1 1/2
B, hot tub in large screen room,
Florida room, carport, storage room,
AC/Heat, partially furnished, motivat-
ed seller, asking $12,000, 9 a.m. 5
p.m. 735-8656. After 5 p.m. 735-1040.
1:4-2:1 p
PARK MODEL RV adult park, mostly
furnished, many extras. Call 863-767-
1574. 1:25-2:22p


'95, 2BR / 2B, 66x14. 767-8822.
12:14tfc


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1988 HONDA
VIN: 1HGED3652JA023341
8:00 A.M., Feb. 7, 2007
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 HWY. 17 N WAUCHULA, FL
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VOCA of Florida
Direct Support Staff position available with adult day
training program in Wauchula. High School Diploma or
GED and valid drivers license (in good standing). Local
law enforcement background completed. Must have at
least 2 years experience working with the
developmentally disabled. If interested please apply in
person at 114 W. Carlton St., Wauchula, FL.
E.O.E. M/F//D
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Dan HillU.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green Jmmy Hill


375-4441


* Open 7 Days a Week

* Buy Here! Pay Here!

* No Interest or

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* Se Habla Espafol


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* 24 Hour Service
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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 ESTATE REA, EASY."
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of Codwel 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 Wauchula. 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.

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FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
RETIREES DREAM This 14x66 3-bedroom, 2-bath comes with screened porch, carport and shed. I=,J
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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514 W. Bay St.

3BR/3B, apartment behind house included.

Reduced to $225,000 Must Sell!

(863) 781-1062
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REALTY INC. T
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

ELEGANCE AND CHARM describe this 3 B/2Bth
plus study home located in Briarwood Estates; love-
ly master suite with sunken tub, his and her's clos-
ets; spectacular kitchen; formal areas; beautiful
arched doorways; tile and carpet floors; extra stor-
age throughout; this is your dream home! $310,000
COZY COTTAGE perfect for singles! 1B/1Bth
located in very convenient area; lot is approx. one
acre and fenced; new stove, water heater and roof!
$69,500
LOCATION! Walk to shop, post office, churches
and schools! 2B/1Bth home; tile/carpet/hardwood
floors; large enclosed porch; fenced back yard.
$110,000
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 founda-
tion. $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 PRICE IS RIGHT for this 3B/1.5Bth, C/B
with brick veneer home; situated on 2 lots, fenced
yard, separate well for irrigation; outside storage
shed. $140,000
NEW LISTING! 10 acres with paved road
frontage, located in eastern Hardee Co.; 4" well.
$16,500 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
VISITORS OR SMALL FAMILY! 14'x70' River
Birch, SW Mobile Home, located in Charlie Creek ;
nice lot 80x125. $55,000
LOOK NO FURTHER! This C/B home has
2B/1Bth, recently renovated kitchen, roof, tile
floors; fenced yard; excellent family neighborhood.
$128,000
WHAT A DEAL! 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
This recently updated home has 3B/1.5Bth, new
carpet and flooring, new kitchen cabinets, fenced
yard, convenient location close to schools and shop-
ping. $155,000


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

Doris Lambert
PLENTY OF ROOM for children to play in this
3B/1Bth home; well maintained, desirable area; new
flooring, H/W heater, roof and garage door. Listed
at $155,000
NEVER NEEDS PAINTING! Built of Ocala
Limestone this 2B/1Bth home is situated on approx.
1 acre in town; mature oaks; new roof and A/C;
great curb appeal! $175,000
LIVE IN THE COUNTRY BUT HAVE CONVE-
NIENCE OF TOWN! 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 invest-
ment; scattered oaks, fenced pasture. $10,000 per
acre
Quiet and serene surroundings overlooking man-
made lakes! 25 acres of grove and 15 acres in pas-
ture; property has been divided into 5 and 10 acre
tracts; two 2" wells and one 8" well plus pond. 10
acre tracts $16,000 per acre; 5 acre tracts are
$16,500 per acre
TWO WAYS TO PURCHASE! A total of 15 Acres,
fenced with 3B/1Bth C/B house, or house and 5 acres
barn, cow pens, feed lot; large oak trees on a paved
county road. Call today and make an appointment
to see. $400,000
A MUST SEE! 3B/2Bth CB/Stucco home; large fam-
ily 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; per-
fect building site. $200,000
10 Acres in Duette Area; property is fenced and has
a 12" well. Call for details.


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
m ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
L2 ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781.1226
MM. ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY............781-7230


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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Hiring Immediately
Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
Avon Park Center
PRN Lab Assistant Processing of "in-house" and "send-out" lab,
perform daily duties of clinical lab operations. Technician license or
Phlebotomy certification required.

Frostproof Center
Dental Assistant Completed dental assisting program.
Experience in expanded duties.
Comp. salary, excellent benefits, pension plan. Corporation pays for LTD & life
insurance. Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon Park, FL, 33825,
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CHIHUAHUA puppies, CKC, small
females, $400. 781-4455. 1:25p
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD puppies, 11
weeks old, $250. 773-4308. 1:25p
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. 1:25-2:1 p
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES for sale,
5 males, 1 female, $300 each. 863-
773-6224. 1:11-2:8p


KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY


Dane Hendry I Mikey Colding
Realtor Realtor
(863) 381-2769 (863) 781-1698
* 9 ac. Foliage nursery Hwy 66 E. Zolfo Springs. Call Dane.
* Commercial Property Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Call Dane.
* 1.5 ac. Commercial Property Hwy 17 S. Wauchula. Call Dane.
* 5 ac. w/mobile home, horse barn, Fish Branch Rd. Call Dane.
* 20 ac. Reduced Ollie Roberts Rd. Paynes Creek frontage. Call Dane.
* 6.5 ac. home site new fence, well & power Reduced. Call Dane.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered oaks and
pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac. wetlands. Great
Investment Property. Sweetwater area. Call Mikey.
* 3.61 ac. 7 mi. Point area, FR zoning, hard road frontage, only $52,000.
Call Mikey.
* 19.4 ac. Lake Bonnett Rd. Located in Highlands County., Ag zoned, barn
with concrete floor, great for tree or caladium farm. Hard rd frontage,
board fence entry, $219,000. Call Mikey.
* 3/1 frame home ~ORnl;b aGttG en1r1fGgl Mikey.





Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994

Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2. ac. lot. 22x32 garage w/1/2
bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including washer &
dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
10Ac. 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.
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. $175,000 now $170,000.
Duplex with 2BR-1B/1BR-1B. Very large lot. Room for another apartment.
Good location $95,000.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
L T B Vanette See, Realtor Associate
U Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 c11:25c


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
RN. Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
License, assessment skills & dependability a must.
Program Case Manager. For a new 27-bed community re-
entry program. Supervision of VOC Rehab program, mainte-
nance, dietary & housekeeping staff. BS in Voc Rehab and/or
CVE certification. COTA or ALF Administrator License is
acceptable.

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


3-
ONE MALE, full bred Siberian Husky,
one year, no papers, very friendly,
great with kids, needs space to run.
Call anytime, best offer, 781-7854.
1:25p
FREE FEMALE pit bull, one year old.
Call 941-744-6585. 1:25-2:1 p
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.
tfc-dh


ALBRITTON'S PRODUCE stand open,
Hwy. 62 West, 2 1/4 miles. 1:18-25c
GARDNER EZ-PICK FARM OPEN -
Canning tomatoes, tomatoes, pep-
pers 160 Fish Branch Road. 735-
1000. 12:21tfc


PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC
SBobcat and Crane -erviee Tree Trimming *
SComplete Tree Removal *
itrus Tree Removal Land Clearing *
*FREE ESTIMATES*

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




3 Bed, 2 bath home on 1 acre with extra buildings
in B.G. city limits. Ready to move into. $159,000

4335 Dixiana Drive. Tel: Roberto (863) 398-7791
Also, 5 level building lots, already permitted
on 2 acres. c11:18,25p


ATTENTION:
CITY OF WAUCHULA UTILITY CUSTOMERS
The City of Wauchula will be changing its bills from
a 4x6 postcard to an 8 1/2 x 11 pressure sealed
envelope. Please be looking for your new bill in
the mail. If you have any questions,
please feel free to call (863) 773-3131.
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dzalea apartments

Now accepting applications
S2, 3. & 4 Bedrom dpts.
Rental rtes beginning at $420 .
(plus electric cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for qualified applicants *
*Handicap Units available 9
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 A.M. 12:00 PM.
Equal Housing Opportunity c11:11-25c


FOR SALE BY OWNER 5 acres
cleared, private pond, $79,000. East
Ft. Meade area. 863-253-9098.
1:18-2:15p
MOBILE HOME lot 80x140 in ZS,
Gaylors Park. 260-416-2896 or 735-
8522. 1:11-2:8p
2 RESIDENTIAL LOTS in Zolfo
Springs on South Poplar Street,
$35,000. 781-2601. 1:11-2:8p


TOWMATIC II tow bar with car frame.
Good condition. $350. 863-832-0547.
1:18-25p
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PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc


RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE .YARD, brand
new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy. 17 frontage
in Zolfo Springs for lease 239-273-
7381. 1:4-25c
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
2 BR/ 1 B apartment, $650 deposit
plus 1st & last of $650 month. 773-
0100. 1012tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women, tfc-dh


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


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


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


S 600 West College Drive
/ Avon Park, FL 33825
lk (863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA www.southflorida. edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CONSTRUCTION INSTRUCTOR
P/T positions) to teach basic construction skills in
interior/exterior framing, drywall hanging and
finishing, trim carpentry, painting and roofing. Must
have extensive related experience/training. Individual
20-week courses will be held at the Hardee Campus.
Typical schedule: 7-10 p.m., M-Th from Feb.-May with
two Saturday classes included, dates TBA.
Competitive pay. Apply in Human Resources, or
contact Tom Bush, 784-7117 for more information.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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PARKER FILL DIRT

IDEiMOLIT IONT


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


Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14-16 yards)
$75/Load
Fill*Top Soil*Hard Pan
Hardee Counly Area only!


(863) 735-24 15
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'Peace River Electric Cnnperative. Inc.
P.O. Box 131 OWauchula. Fl. 33873 (863) 773-4116o fax (863) 773-3737. www.prcco.org
4 An'iml>one Enen' c."operad\e ? *tA


Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking a
Accounts Payable Specialist

Our team-oriented company is growing and frankly we need the help. We aren't willing to settle
for second best. We require that you have at least a high school diploma and one to two years of
experience in accounts payables. The candidates must have experience in general accounting
procedures and be proficient in Microsoft office and have good organizational skills and be detail
orientated. Must be able to work on a schedule and be able to meet deadlines.

Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. has so much to offer and we work hard to be your
employer of choice. Take a chance and see if you have the "right stuff." If you are interested in
the position listed below, please pick up an application at any of our district offices, or download
an application from our website at www.preco.coop. We are looking to hire right away, so don't
hesitate to apply. If you have any questions regarding the positions, salary or benefits, please
contact Barry Terrell at (863) 767-4691 or by email at barry.terrell@preco.coop.

Positions


Accounts Payable Specialist


Central District


(Wauchula)


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

"Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PRECO) prohibits discrimination in all its prograrrs and
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation, and marital or family status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative
means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should
contact Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc., Human Resources at (863) 767-4691.

To file a complaint of discrimination write Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc, Director of
Human Resources, P.O. Box 1310, 1499 US Highway 17 North or by telephone at (863) 767-
4691. PRECO is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. pll selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.
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PERSONAL PROPERTY of Erika Lee;
Antonio Guerrero; Marie DeLeon will
be sold pursuant to warehouseman's
lien: clothes, toys, household items,
said sale will be at Bowling Green
Storage, 5018 Hwy. 17 N., Bowling
Green, Florida at 9:00 a.m., Feb. 12,
2007. 1:25-2:1 p
PERSONAL PROPERTY of Edward
Maldonado will be sold pursuant to
warehouseman's lien: clothes, toys,
household items, said sale will be at
B&J Storage, 210 N. 3rd., Wauchula,
Florida at 10:00 a.m., Feb. 12, 2007.
1:25-2:1 p


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WIUIAMS,
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January 25, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9B






Classifieds


WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 1:25c
4 BR/ 3 BA, pool, work shed, Wau-
chula. 6 mons. 1 yr. lease. 863-245-
0741. 1:18-25p
2 BR/ 1 BATH recently renovated
home w/lg fenced back yard. $650 per
month, first, last and security
required. 863-491-8110. 1:11-2:8p



FATHER AND SON ROOFING, same
day service, leak repair, $100 up. All
work guaranteed also do drive way
seal coating and repair. 941-527-6191.
1:25p


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ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, roof
overs, screen rooms, carports, glass
rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening.
Harold Howze Construction. 735-1158
RR050181. 1:25-3:29p
LAWN SERVICE Quality work.
Commercial, residential, licensed,
insured. 873-9696. 1:25-2:22p
FRANK'S LAWN CARE Licensed,
insured, free estimates, commercial,
residential. 781-7360. 1:25-3:29p
FEMALE COLLEGE STUDENT seeks
houses to clean to earn extra cash.
References available. Funds nego-
tiable. 863-781-2386. 1:25-2:1 p
CAKES speciality, birthday, wedding,
3-D quince afios consultation. Call
328-0024. Sweet Miracle Cakes.
1:25-2:22p


Shell


GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


Fill Dirt

Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-049


Rock


Sand


Zolfo Springs
90 cio:5st Mobile: (941) 456-6507


New Homes Pole Barlis
FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Ser ing Hardee Count' lor o~er j20 ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465



600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
f ~E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
SOMUTH FLORI E www.southflorida. edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COORDINATOR, FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAMS
Full-time, year-round position responsible for instruction, recordkeeping,
and supervision of instruction in the firefighter standards and degree
programs. Associates degree in Fire Science required. Advanced
degree preferred. Must meet all SFCC credentialing requirements, have
a min. of 5 yrs. exp. as a firefighter and at least 3 yrs. exp. as a certified
instructor. Must be a certified instructor with the Florida Bureau of Fire
Standards. Must have ability to effectively communicate with students,
staff, and the commun;ri Compet;t;. e salar, and benefits including
retirement, health/life insurance, vacation and sick leave. Deadline:
5 p.m., Tuesday, 2/13/07. Application forms are available in Human
Resources, Building I (Highlands Campus), at any SFCC campus/center
or on our Web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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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


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We do it for LE$$!

II Chrome Wheels Brand Name Tires! 1) 0
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DAVID'S LAWN SERVICE, quality
work, original business in Miami
since 1982, "I guarantee to please
you!" 773-9598. 1:18-
2:15p
BLACK TOP SOIL $250/Ld base
shell $275/Ld, 18 ton Lds, Hardee
area. 863-990-1648. 1:18-
2:15p
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


WILL BABYSIT in my home, week-
ends, weekdays, or nights. 781-5425.
1:18-2:15p
C&P CONSTRUCTION. Demolition, fill
dirt, tree removal, stump removal,
dragline, track hoe, land clearing,
shell, clay, top soil, loader, bulldozer,
dump trucks. 735-2415. 1:19tfc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh


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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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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.
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LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
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Everything that irritates us
about others can lead us to an
understanding of ourselves.
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Residential Remodeling
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3.87 ac. Whistler \\oods, Deed Restricted.
45 ac Valencia. $15.000 ac.
Commercial-4 Lots H\\y 17 $225,000. Bowlmng Green.
18.9 ac. Ft. Green. C-2 Zoning. Hwy 62.Froriage, frame home incl., $500,000.
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ASSISTANT TEACHER/BUS MONITOR
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for an Assistant Teacher to work
with children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a Migrant Head Start Program.
Responsible for assisting in the provision of developmentally appropri-
ate activities and care for Head Start children under the guidance and
direction of the Teacher. Position supported by the Early Childhood
Education Specialist. Preferred: High School Diploma/GED and CDA
credential for working with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or
Pre-school), and one year of experience. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or
Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and active enroll-
ment in CDA credential for working with appropriate age group
(Infant/Toddler or Pre-school). Must receive the CDA credential no later
than 180 days after beginning employment in a preschool classroom and
one year after beginning employment in an infant/ toddler classroom.
Starting salary $7.97 -8.37 per hour. Personal Leave and employer-
matched retirement plan. Closing date: 1-31-07. Send resume/letter of
interest or apply at: 5115 Mason Dixon Avenue, Bowling Green, FL,Tel.
375-2101, EOE, ADA, License # C14HA0001.
BUS DRIVER
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus Driver for a Migrant
Head Start Program. Responsible for providing transportation for chil-
dren. Preferred: High School Diploma or GED, Commercial Driving
License (class A or B), with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver
Certificate of Training and one year experience driving a bus. Bilingual
(Sp/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma or GED,
Commercial Driving License (class A or B), with P & S endorsement.
School Bus Driver Certificate of Training. Starting salary $12.15 to
14.00 per hour (depending on county). Personal Leave and employer-
matched retirement plan. Closing date: 1-31-07. Send resume/letter of
interest or apply at: 5115 Mason Dixon Avenue, Bowling Green, FL,Tel.
375-2101, EOE, ADA, License: # C14HA0001.
HEALTH/DISABILITY SERVICES WORKER
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Health/Disability Services
Worker in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for the imple-
mentation of Health, Disability, Mental Health, Dental Services at the
center. Assist with the recruitment and enrollment of children.
Preferred: Nursing Assistant Certificate or 45 contact hours of formal
training in health related field and one year experience working with
young children and families. Experience in community services.
Bilingual (Sp/Eng or Creole/ Eng). Accepted: High School
Diploma/GED and 20 contact hours of formal health related training and
one year experience working with young children. Related medical
experience desirable. Experience in community services. Starting salary
$8.63 -9.07 per hour. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement
plan. Closing date: 1-31-07. Send resume/letter of interest or apply at:
5115 Mason Dixon Avenue, Bowling Green, FL,Tel. 375-2101, EOE,
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Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
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screened porches, in ground heated pool, updated kitchen with breakfast
bar and wet bar. Paved Road but private. All this for $284,900.
Check this out! Concrete Block, cathedral ceilings, Oak cabinets. 2058'
under air, on 3.82 acres. Maintained & landscaped! 45x48 Steel galvanized
metal enclosed barn with full kitchen for entertaining... $314,900
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.
2 acre tracts available. Deed Restricted! Call for details...$47,500.
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VOCA of Florida
Direct Care Staff positions available in Wauchula group
homes. High School Diploma or GED and valid drivers
license (in good standing). Local law enforcement back-
ground completed. Experience providing services to the
developmentally disabled preferred.
Apply at 114 W. Carlton St., Wauchula, Florida.
(863) 773-0434. E.O.E. M/F/VI/D l:2:
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Now Hiring

Full Time Outside Sales Associate
Great Pay and Benefits
Apply in Person at:
Vision Ace Hardware
A 225 E. Oak Street, Wauchula
773-3148
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Citrus Removal Land Cleanrng
backhoe Work
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Driveways Febble Rock, etc.



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(863) 781-0412
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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 Viemes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $488 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de
Ingreso 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)
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Classifieds


FRIDAY/SATURDAY 9-?, 722 East
Bay Street. Clothes, shoes, furniture,
kitchen items, tires. 1:25p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-2, 647 Cypress
St., Wauchula. Rain or shine. 1:25p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 7-3, Victory
Praise Center, 132 E. Main, Bowling
Green. Yard & Bake Sale. 1:25p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Big
Sale in alley behind 4608 Hwy. 17,BG.
1:25p
THURS./FRI. 518 East 5th Street,
Zolfo. 1:25p
SATURDAY 7-?, 302 West Broward
St., BG. Furniture, clothes, knick-
knacks. 1:25p


LOTS OF BEDS, king beds, $100 up;
,queen beds, $100 up and twin beds,
sofa beds, tables, chairs, stoves,
refrigerators. Edna's Place. 1:25-2:1c
BABY CLOTHING, strollers, toddler
beds, long dress, large ladies clothes.
Enda's Place. 1:25-2:1 c
LARGE YARD SALE Thurs., Fri., Sat.,
3704 US Hwy. 17 South, 7:30-5:00.
1:25p
SATURDAY 7-?, 1688 Oden Road.
Three families. Household goods,
table/bench, full size bed, old-fashion
items, dishes, older children's items.
1:25p


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Fax
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Great new starting wages and benefits. Potential for growth!
Must have clean background/drug screening/driving record.
Please call 863-767-8941
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FOR SALE
IN CRYSTAL LAKE
VILLAGE
New and Used Mobile
Homes, Park Models,
and RV's.
Call 773-3582 or stop
by at 237 Maxwell Drive,


Wauchula.


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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,
50-2'Pc Sofa & Lovebat sts $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen ]ed 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
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from Home Depot d4:20tfc

SGuardian Ad Litem
Program seeks Case
Coordinator in
Hardee County
$30,319 annual. If
you need an
Accommodation
because of disability
or to submit a SOF
application please
contact GAL at PO
Box 9000 Drawer
J-125 Bartow, FL
33831-9000 or call
(863) 534-4605 by
COB 02/02/07. GAL
is an EEO/ADA/DFW
Employer.
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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.


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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Help Wanted
Opening for Night
Shift at Extruders
Unlimited in
Ft. Meade.
Drug free work place.
Call Shannon @
863-285-6711 for
appointment.
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Includes old house with storm
damage. Located in the coun-
try. Close to Suwannee River.
Work needed on property.
Good farm land or residential.
Will sacrifice at $100.000'o
due to father's death.
(863) 245-1734 Ask for Carol\ n.
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Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pa>.--
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
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You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.
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BINGO
Sylvia Baker and Frances Harris
split the paper special on Jan. 12.
An extra game was played for one
of the hot ball jackpots. The win-
ners were Hazel Hahn, Ron Acker-
mann and Alma Westall. Stella
Niebauer won the paper special on
Jan. 15.
COMING EVENTS
The Chili Supper and Fun
Auction will be Feb. 3. Keith
Stephens will be auctioning off any
baked goods, homemade pickles or
jams and any new Qr nearly new
items. This was a lot of fun last
year.
On Feb. 5, the Craft Club is host-
ing a Dessert and Fashion Show at
1 p.m. at the Rec. Hall. There
should be a good selection of
yummy desserts as there are a lot
good cooks in the park.


The Luau is Feb. 24. The com-
mittee will be having meetings to
finalize details and if you are inter-
ested in helping, announcements
will be made at Koffee Klatch.
Southern Gold will play for the
luau.
DANCES
The next dance is Jan. 27 with
the Memory Makers. On Feb. 10,
The Nite Lites will be here.
KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Jan. 17 were Barb
and Jerry Koehne, Maxine
Stromme and Liz Webber. Ron
Swearingin led the U.S. Pledge,
Sylvia Baker led the Canadian
Pledge and Lee Roy Behymer led
the prayer. The 50/50 winners were
Neil and Gwen Taylor, Paul and
Lois Conley, Bob and Joy Beckley,
Tom and Jacki Ely and Rudy and


Letter To The Editor

Wauchula Women's Shelter

Project Needs Helpers, Donors
Dear Editor: woman of faith, started a project
A few years'ago our, county last August.
endured three major storms. What God has specifically called her to
should have destroyed us only build a home for women in need.
made us stronger. I saw lives The home is located on North
touched and hearts humbled, neigh- Florida Avenue and will be called,
bors helping each other, families "Lydia's House," taken from Acts
united, churches coming together. I .16:14-15.
am proud to say, "This is my home Sherry had a goal of January, but
town." the project is months behind sched-
Many were stripped down to ule. She already has women on the
nothing but God. Still they found waiting list. Let's pull together
out, He alone was enough. We had once again to see this vision come
our familiar comfort zones ripped to pass. Please take time to visit her
out from under us: homes, busi- website at www.swministries.com.
ness, churches and jobs. Lives Lydia's will bring hope and
changed in just an hour's time. restoration to a lot of hurting
We were broken but not women. These women are.daugh-
destroyed, mainly because we unit- ters, granddaughters and nieces.
ed as a whole, pulling the weight of Let's love them like they are our
one another. For that I will be for- own. Let's make a place for them
ever grateful. In the midst of the by finishing this project.
ruins stood true children of God, Laborers, carpenters, material
true friends and family that shared and donations are needed. Please
each others pain. contact Sherry White 'to see what
My cry today is that we will con-, kind of seed you can plant into this
tinue to grow stronger in faith and harvest. When the harvest comes in
in spirit. Let's not be quick to forget you will reap the fruit of the labor.
how needy we were just two years If you'd like to volunteer please
ago. How God sent angels wearing contact Sherry White at 773-2031.
clothing to help us through.
It doesn't take a storm for a per- Penny Johnson
son to need their'community to pull Penny5 @earthlink.net
together. Sherry White, a true Wauchula


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Sandy Lapp.
SCORES
Shuffling Jan 4: Crystal Lake
visited Fort Meade and the ladies
lost seven games to 11. The Crystal
Lake men won 12 games to nine.
Men's Golf Jan. 11: Scramble -
winners were Ron Lapier, Jack
Elofson, Dicker Barker and B. Barr.
Ladies Gold Jan. 11: Points -
winners were Mary Kessler,
Monique Dufour, Audrey Miller
and Sharon Potter.
Shuffling Jan. 16: three-game
winners were Charlene Baker, Dick
Barker, Bernice English, Doris
Griffith, Bob Kramer, Don
Merillat, Sharon Potter, Doug
Taylor, Myrna- Wilday, Wayne
Willis and Arlie Wooters.
CHURCH
Rev. Winne opened church ser-
vice Jan. 14 in the Rec Hall by
leading the singing of "God Is So
Good," a cappella style. Special
music was a solo by Maxine
Stromme "Heaven Come Down
and Glory Fills My Soul," accom-
panied by Wilma Behyrmer, pianist.
Lowell Gordon and Bob Wilday
served as ushers for the receiving
of the offering while the pianist


PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified that on
Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a public hearing for the adoption of a
Resolution vacating and closing that road/easement known as
A Portion of an Alleyway in the Town of Ona
being legally.described as: That portion of the 20 feet alleyway located within
Block 2, lying between the north right of way line of Oak Street (now known as
Badger Loop) and the south rightof way line of the 25feet alleywayrunning easl
and west located north of Block 2. The above described alleyway being recorded
in the original Plat of the Town of Ona, Florida as shown in Plat Bar A-26 of the
Public Records of Hardee County, Florida.
The public hearing will be held in the Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners Board Room, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula,
Florida.
This procedure shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 336, Florida
Statutes.
A petition for the closing and vacating, of the above-referenced shall be
considered by the Board of County Commissioners after required publication
of this Notice. Copies of the documents relating to this proposal are available foi
public inspection duringweekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M
in the Hardee County Public Works Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula
Florida.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Board of County Commissioners'
office at least five (5) days prior to the public hearing.
All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Although minutes of the Public
Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the
public hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
by a court reporter.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners 1:25c


Pioneer Par1 Pays




Cover Art Contest

The Herald-Advocate is seeking original artwork for the
front and back covers of its annual special tabloid section on
Hardee County's most popular festival. It could be yours!


Last year's winner....


ADULT DIVISION


First place:


* $200 U.S. Savings Bond.
* Publication of your work on the cover of the special section.
* Your photo and biographical story inside the cover.


Second place: $100 U.S. Savings Bond.

Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.


Third place:


Caleb Goodwin, Crewsville


JUDGES
JANE LONG Pioneer Park Days Director
MARCUS J. F7FI I F Circuit Judge for Hardee County
SUSAN W. ROBERTS Circuit Judge for 10th
Judicial Circuit and Ninth-Generation Floridian


* $50 U.S. Savings Bond.


Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.


CHILDREN'S DIVISION
FOR AGES 12 AND UNDER! $50 U.S. Savings Bond.
Week-long pass to Pioneer Park Days.
Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.

RULES:
1) Open to all ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter.

2) Artwork must be original.

3) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must be depicted.

4) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker.
5) Art MUST fill an area 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high, including lettering which
reads "Pioneer Park Days 2007."

6) Deadline is Monday, Feb. 12, at noon.


TO ENTER:
Make sure the division, name, address and daytime phone number of the artist are attached to the
drawing. Bring entries in person to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, or mail
to Cover Art Contest, The Herald-Advocate, RO. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.


played "In My Heart There Rings A
Melody." The choir's special num-
ber was' "Jesus is Lord of All"
directed by Nancy Morrison.
Rev. Winne's sermon titled "Joy"
consisted of.three points Joy of
Opportunity, Joy of Fellowship and
Joy of Heaven.
Hymns used during the service
were "Leaning on the Everlasting
Arms"; "Victory in Jesus"; 'and
"Look to The Lamb of God." "God
Be With You Till We Meet Again"
was sung to close the service. There
were 118 in attendance.

Organic chemistry is the chem-
istry of carbon compounds.
Biochemistry is the study of car-
bon compounds that crawl.
-Mike Adams

If politicians lived on praise and
thanks they'd be forced into
some other line of business.
-Edward Heath

Everyone has talent. What is
rare is the courage to follow that
talent to the dark place where
it leads.
-Erica Jong


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Patti Ragan Founded Center



For Great Apes In 1993


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
For The Herald-Advocate
Patti Ragan grew up in Miami,
received her degree in education
from Florida State, and then taught
at the Miccosukee Indian Reserva-
tion for 5 to 6 years. She was also a
docent at the Miami Metro Zoo,
served on their board for six years
aid is still a trustee.
In 1984 she went to Borneo and
worked as a volunteer for five
months at orangutan rehabilitation
in the rain forest. After selling her
16-year-old staffing service busi-
ness in 1990, she planned to go
back to Borneo and help the orang-
utans.
That's when a Miami tourist
attraction owner asked her to take
care of a baby orangutan which
needed round-the-clock care. "He
was 4 weeks old and weighed four
pounds. I took care of him for
seven months," Ragan said.
Her hope was that he would go to
an accredited zoo. The reality is
that too often they are sold to a
breeder, a roadside zoo, or to circus
trainers. Sometimes they are used
as research subjects, for entertain-
ment in movies or TV, or occasion-
ally kept by private owners.
That's when they are kept in back-
yard cages.
'These animals are usually wanted
aid valued for only 6-8 years.
That's their shelf life. After that,
they get dumped. They are infants
until age 5, then juveniles until age
9"\ hen they become adolescents,
much stronger and with minds of
their own.
"When the Florida Wildlife
Conservation Commission laws
changed to allow for touching and
holding of infant apes as pets and
for entertainment, I knew these ani-
mals would eventually be dumped,
and I decided to found a sanctu-
ary."
Today Ragan is working on
clanging laws that allow pay for
photos or petting and touching


great apes. After all, where did
these apes go when they got too
big? Garages, backyards, base-
ment cages, research labs, or breed-
ers who would repeat the cycle?
More frightening are the current
30-year-old zoos in Texas and
California that are now going under
and dumping their animals. What
will happen to them? If they're not
taken in, they are destroyed.
"We are limited to how many
animals we can afford to take care
of, because we promise to take care
of them the rest of their lives,"
Ragan said.
The Center for Great Apes was
founded in 1993 as a 501c nonprof-
it organization. It is east of Wau-
chula on 105 acres surrounded by
groves. Ragan tries to be a good
neighbor and hopes for understand-
ing because the apes can screech
loudly at times.
She stresses that they are the
most intelligent of the non-humans.
Some know sign language and read
lexigrams (symbols) and can even
do math. Their emotions are even
similar to ours. They can be jeal-
ous, generous, loving, and when
furious their hair stands on end.
All of Ragan's apes are kept in
enclosures 30 to 34 feet high and
40 to 90 feet long. They have one-
half mile of elevated tunnel cages
that pass through the woods.
And there are lots of climbing
apparatuses, swings and enrich-
ment toys. They sleep in attached
heated night houses strong enough
to withstand Florida hurricanes.
This is a quality space for them in a
naturalistic environment which
helps them thrive. There are sever-
al geodesic dome enclosures they
can go into and explore.
Of the 10 sanctuaries in North
America, Ragan's center is the only
facility that has orangutans. The
Center for Great Apes houses 42
apes ranging in age from 2 to 46
years. Fourteen orangutans and 28
See APES 7C


Beth Schaefer prepares lunch for the primates. An overhead
chute is visible through the window.


Gnarly old Sam tickles Kodua.


Butch grooms Marco at the Center for Great Apes.


U-.


Some Residents At Center
Grub, 15, is the first chimpanzee to live at the Center and the alpha
male of a group of three others, including Kenya, 13. Marco, age
46, is the oldest ape at the Center and arrived a year ago. He's the
smallest adult male, weighing only 80 pounds. He was captured in
Africa in 1960 and then performed in a traveling circus act for
years. But when his trainer retired, he lived alone in a tiny back-
yard cage for nearly 30 years, never seeing another chimpanzee.
Last spring Marco was introduced to 36-year-old Butch (also a
wild-caught former circus boy). They happily tickle, chase and
groom each other. Kodua, a baby 3-year-old female chimpanzee,
was pulled from her mother after birth to be raised by humans for
the Hollywood movie and TV business. When her group arrived
from California, she was readily adopted by Oopsie, her maternal
grandmother who adores her. She grooms her, watches over her
when around the others, and tucks her into her nest at night to
sleep with her. Now Kodua lives with her grandmother, her natu-
ral mother, her aunt, her baby brother, and two adult males.
Oopsie is especially fond of being tickled by 38-year old Sam.









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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 ...................... :30 p.m.
Wed. Discipleship ...........6......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.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship ......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ......................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................1..1:00 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 Ser. 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 ...................1:00 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

PRIMER 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 Servic ................... :30 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service...................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ......6:30 p.m.
VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ........................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Comm.
Sunday School ......................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....... ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ..........................9:45 a.m.
W 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 ..................1:00 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)
773-0427
Celebration Service ................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group .....................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group.....................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group .............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study.. 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ........... ...... 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.in.
Sunday Bible Class ..........1.....1:30 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 M orning... ................1...1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night......................7:30 p.m.


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WAUCHULA

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday W orship ......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship.......... ...........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper............ ...... 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School .......................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship .................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ..........................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion..............................11:30 a.m .
Studio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming .
(0-12th grade) ..............9.:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
W orship 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......................... :30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ......................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................: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 .....................:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
I 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.... 1:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

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

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


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ..9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .......................... 9:45 a.m.
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 .....i.......9...... .9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study...........;6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3"' Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2" & 4U' 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 HARVEST-MINISTRY.
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) .........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) .........7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ......................7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ....:...............11:00 a.m.
(Creole) ............1........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 . . . ... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ............ 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service........ 7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....... . ... .. 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ... 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ..... 7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship........ 7:30 p.m.


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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.
SEvening ............... .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 & F.T.H. ........7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GQD
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.


A doctor said to a woman,
"Yourhusband must have quiet
and rest. Here are some sleeping
tablets."
"When must I give them to
him?" she asked.
"They're not for him," said the:
doctor. "They're for you."
Only the calm can calm others:
Only those who have faith can.
inspire faith in others.
Only people of love can
displace hatred.
Only people of light can dispel:
darkness.
Before our Lord said, "Go into
all the world and preach the
.gospel," He said, "Come to Me
and learn of Me."
Are you all that you ought to be;
to help others become what they
should be?


Don't Wait


S hoveling the sidewalk is a big job. Why not leave it until tomorrow
and enjoy the newly fallen snow today? A fresh snowfall is so
beautiful and pristine. There's a chance, however, that the temperature will
rise during the day enough to melt some snow and then fall below freezing at
night We might wake up to shining, slippery ice impossible to shovel and
dangerous to walk on. Shoveling will be more difficult if we wait!
We put off many things in life, there's always a good excise. Some of us
are just natural procrastinators... others have chaotically busy lives. One
thing that often falls to the bottom of the list is the enrichment of our
spiritual life. Spending time with God on a regular basis can give us so
much joy and sustenance!
Don't wait! Find solutions now through regular prayer and weekly
worship. In John 12:35 we read... "Walk while you have the light, before
darkness overtakes you." Live in God's light today and every day.






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Copyrighl 2007, Keister-Williams Newspaper Services, P. O. Box 8187, Chadottesville, VA 22906, www.kwnews.co0






January 25, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3C


Over The Fence
By Dr. Ross A. Hendry



DOGS LOVE TO RIDE IN A CAR
I have always liked the phrase from a song in the musical "South
Pacific" that declares "you have to be taught to love and hate." I think
maybe some of us are being taught or conditioned to do things, but when it
applies to dogs I have often wondered when and where they learned to love
an automobile so much.
There was a lady in Arcadia years ago I thought was sort of a goofy
because she had an old Oldsmobile and would ride around town with her
dog on top of the car, balancing precariously as people stood on the side-
walk and stared in awe and disbelief. I thought it was an incredibly stupid
thing to do, but knowing dogs like I do I would be willing to bet that dog
was enjoying every minute of it.
That old Oldsmobile didn't have a lot of paint on it, but the top had a
lot of scratches and paw prints on it as the dog was probably trying to com-
pensate for the lady's questionable driving ability
My own dog Zeus made me think of this because one thing I am sure
-"II


of, is if there is any place on earth where Zeus would prefer to be, it would
be in my car.
I think it is because Zeus figured out if my car is going anywhere he
wants to be in it. He has developed particular habits that make me under-
stand about a dog's ability to learn. For example, at about 11 o'clock every
diy he starts following me around the office because he doesn't want to
n.iss the 12 o'clock ride to lunch.
Then about 4:30 in the afternoon the same thing. He will not let me out
o his sight. Most of the day he either stays in his bed or in a chair in the
fint office visiting and greeting people, but at 11:30 in the morning and
4|30 in the afternoon he stays right with me.
When I leave the clinic he runs straight to the left rear door of my car,
and when I open it he jumps up onto his 2 X 4 bed in the back across the


seats which are folded down.
When Zeus first started riding with me the company owned three white
mini-vans so Zeus knew the car he was going to ride in was white. On a
couple of occasions I opened the door to go back for something I had for-
gotten, but of course when the door was opened Zeus would jump out.
However when I got back ; 1 would drive off and leave him.
The fact that I had lelt nim would terrify me so I would hurry back to
where I had last seen him, and without exception he would be under a white
vehicle somewhere waiting patiently waiting for me.
I have had my new black car for a year now, and it has taken that long
for Zeus to focus on anything except a white car. When I fi' switched
vehicles he would come out of the office and run from car to ca mLen look
back at me obviously expecting some direction, but now after nearly a year
he is strictly a black-car dog.
We recently added a little Italian Greyhound to our family. Her name
is Bella, and she is about four months old, but it only took her a couple of
days to learn to load in the car. After the second day if a car door opens in
any direction, she is in it. Either Zeus taught her to load or she is just con-
ditioned, but I firmly believe dogs teach each other things like that, and they
all love to ride in a car or truck.



$665 FOR BG ELEMENTARY


Imur orY NANL.Y UAVI
English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula recently presented a
check for $665 to Bowling Green Elementary School. The
Chrysler Division of Daimler Chrysler donated $50 to Bowling
Green Elementary for expenses involved in hosting the event
and an additional $5 for each demonstration drive completed.
Chrysler Aspen, Sebring, and Town-n-Country vehicles were
provided for parents 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." Seated from left are Briana
Waters, Miracle Thompson, Jared Noel, Zack Durastanti,
Hannah Revell and Kaprian Powell. Kneeling are Javier Valdez,
Kyler Caskey, Charlee Davenport and Makayla Chancey.
Standing are Kevin Smith, English sales/community relations
representative, Telvin Frazier, Morgan Garcia, Robert Faulkner,
Kimber Deeson, and Principal David Durastanti.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray, Green
Beans, Pineapple Chunks, Corn-
bread, Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered Toast,
Scrambled Eggs w/Cheese, Pine-
apple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Frehch Fries, Peaches, Juice) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Pizza Pocket or Spaghetti
(Salad Tray, Corn, Juice, Roll, Pea-
nut Butter Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage Patty, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Deli Turkey Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Mashed Potatoes, Juice, Pineapple
Chunks, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nacho Cheese Sauce or
Corndog Nuggets (Salad Tray,
Mexican Rice, Juice, Applesauce)
and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Green Beans, Pineapple Chunks,
Juice Bar, Cornbread, Salad Bar)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Toast,
Scrambled Eggs, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Chicken
Pot Pie or Stacked Ham Sandwich
(Lettuce & Tomato, Biscuit, Turnip
Greens, Peaches, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk


Lunch: Burrito or Spaghetti or
Pepperoni Hot Pocket (Tossed
Salad, Roll, Whole Kernel Corn,
Juice, Peanut Butter Cookies) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Cheese Pizza or Deli Turkey Sand--
wich (Lettuce & Tomato, Mashed
Potatoes, Pears, Juice, Salad Bar,
Roll) and'Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, 'Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Corndog Nuggets or
Nachos or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Applesauce, Mexican Rice,
Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
(Tossed Salad, Black-Eyed Peas,
Turnip Greens, Juice Bar, Pineapple
Chunks, Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Toast,
Scrambled Eggs, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie (Tossed
Salad, Broccoli Normandy, Peas &
Carrots, Roll, Cucumber & Tomato
Salad, Peaches, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti (Tossed Salad,
Green Beans, Veggie Cup, Peanut
Butter Cookies, Garden Peas, Pears,
Waldorf Salad, Roll, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Pineapple Chunks
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice, Broc-
coli, Roll, Pineapple Chunks, Juice)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nachos (Tossed Salad,
Mexican Rice, Whole Kernel Corn,
Refried Beans w/Cheese, Apple-
sauce, Juice) and Milk
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best is yet to be.
-Robert Browning
An education isn't how much
you have committed to memory,
or even how much you know.
It's being able to differentiate
between what you know and
what you don't.
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4C The Herald-Advocate, January 25, 2007





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

COUNTY
Jan. 21, burglary of a conveyance on SR 62, a theft on SR 64 East and
a vehicle stolen on Ollie Roberts Road were reported.

Jan. 20, Juan Cabrera-Hernandez, 23, of 11466 W. Caeson City Road,
Greenville, Mich., was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. K.



PUBLIC NOTICE

The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, FEBRUARY 01, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
07-02
George H.INorma M. McNary request approval of a Preliminary
and Final Subdivision Plat entitled Wagon WheelAdultR.V Park
19.55MOL ac zoned F-R in the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt N side of Bostick Rd
W of Hwy 17 17 33 25 0000 08150 0000
19.55MOL ac
E1/2 of SW1/4 of SE1/4 LESS Bostick Rd R/W S33, T33S, R25E

07-18
Santibanez BelisariolAdulfa Betancourt request approval of a
Special Exception for the location and setup of a single-family mobile
home dwelling on a .49MOL-acre-lot-of-record in the Town Center Future Land
Use District
On or abt S side of Apostolic Rd
E of MLK Jr Ave. 10 34 250000 07660 0000
.49MOL ac
Com SW corn N1/2 of N1/2 of NWI/4 of SE1/4 N 165 ft E 805 ft for POB E 130 ft
S 165 ft W 130 ft N 165 ft to POB LESS N 25 ft for RIW easement
S10, T34S, R25E

07-21
Jose Adan Castaneda requests approval of a Special Exception
for the location and setup of a single-family mobile home dwelling on a
.275MOL-acre-lot-of-record in the Residential Mixed Use Future Land Use
District
On or abt E side of Osprey Ln
N of Old Bradenton Rd 2933250000024500000
.275MOL ac
Com at SW corn of E1/2 of W1i2 of SE1l4 of NW1/4 N 89deg51minE165.75 ft N
00deg01minl7sec E 470.51 ft for POB cont N 85 ft N 89deg54min E 165.82 ft S
00deg01min43sec W 85 ft S 89deg54min W 165.81 ft to POB LESS 25 ft off W
side for St easement S29, T33S, R25E

07-19
First Assembly of God of Wauchula, Inc. by and through the
Authorized Representative requests approval of a Site Development Plan
to add a one-story 10,000+/-sq-ft multi-purpose building on 30MOL acres
zoned F-R in the Town Center Future Land Use District
On or abt E side of South Florida Ave
S of Stenstrom Rd 16 34 250000 05040 0000
30MOL ac
N 990 ft o NW1/4 of NE1/4 S16.T34S, R25E

07-20
FINR II Inc by and through the Authorized Representative requests approval
of an Amendment to an approved Site Development Plan with conditions
granted on 04/06/06 for the swimming pool complex on 871.98MOL acres
zoned A-1 in the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt N side of Vandolah Rd
E of CR 663


187.96MOL ac S 2538.29 ft of W 3224 ft of


04 3424000010010 0000
S04, T34S, R24E


AND 04 34 24 0000 00100 0000
19MOL ac Com SW corn of Sec E 3224 ft for POB N 1002.42 ft S
57deg53min07sec E 1900 ft MOL to pt on S Sec line W 1656 ft MOL to POB
S04, T34S, R24E

AND 0534240000025500000
127.40MOL ac All E of rd R/W LESS N 2375 ft thereof & LESS order of taking
parcel no. 103 S05. T34S. R24E

AND 083424000005370 0000
30.21MOL ac N 740 ft of Sec E of rd RIW LESS order of taking parcel no. 103
S08. T34S, R24E

AND 09 34 24 0000 03790 0000
329MOL ac Com NW corn of Sec S88deg59min25sec E 3224 ft for POB S
88deg59min25sec E 1656 ft MOL S 57deg53min07sec E 527.63 ft MOL to pt on
E Sec line S 00deg24min44sec W 5153.20 ft N 88degl2min08sec W 2036.06 ft N
00deg24min44sec E 2703.54 ft N 42deg00min02sec W 1003.19 ft N
88deg59min02sec W 2013.41 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 1200 ft S
88deg59min02sec E 2620 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 739.98 ft to POB
S09, T34S, R24E


AND
54.77MOL ac N740 ft of W 3224 ft


0934240000037700000
S09, T34S, R24E


AND 16 34 24 0000 7470 0000
123.64MOL ac Beg at NE corn S 00deg40min08sec W 2271.99 ft N
89deg23min52sec W 147.68 ft S 00deg40minl8sec W 309.86 ft N
89deg23min52sec W 1875 ft N .00deg40min18sec E 2705.06 ft S
89degl2min08sec E 2023.06 ft to POB LESS S 40 ft rd r/w
S16, T34S. R24E

07-22
Cypress Point LLC and Semper Fi Developers LLC and
Semper Fi Excavating LLC by and through the Authorized
Representative requests a Rezone of 68.77MOL ac from R-2 (Two-Family
Residential) to PUD (Planned Unit Development)
2934250000090200000
68.77MOL ac--Cypress Point LLC
Cor at NE corn of SE1/4 run S 00deg10min00sec E 50 ft to pt on S R/W line of
Whipperwill Lane S 89deg42min00sec W along S R/W line 99.68 ft S 176.90 ft to
SE corn of Lot 5 of Taylor's Little Cypress Golfview SID for POB run S 862.15 ft
S 74deg04min54sec W 274.20 ft S 14deg36min00sec E 480.01 ft S
83degl9min00sec W 1158.02 ft n 1609.85 ft N 62deg28min22sec E 288.17 ft n
00deg00min51sec E 510.99 ft N 28deg20minl8sec W 210.41 ft to pt on SE/ly
R/W line of SR64 N 62deg23min29sec E along R/W line 29.90 ft S
28deg23min28sec E 210.44 ft n 62deg27min00sec E 696.05 ft S 25deg47min
18sec E 113.17 ft N 62deg27min00sec E 64.03 ft S 25deg47min18sec E 212.62
ft N 62deg27min00sec E 159.04 ft N 89deg38min00sec E 43.75 ft S
00degl9min00sec E 790.12 ft S45deg10min00sec E 105.82 ft
N89deg42min00sec E 176.17 ft to POB LESS Corn at SW corn of Lot 5 BIk A of
Hartridge Manor run S 62deg27min00sec W 30 ft for POB run N
62deg27min00sec E 150 ft S 27deg33min00sec E 150 fto S 62deg27min00sec
W 228.25 ft N 169.18 ft to POB W 26.60 ft subj to easement
S29, T34S. R25E
AND
00.65MOL acres from A-1 (Agriculture) to PUD
(Planned Unit Development) 2934250000090400000
00.65MOL ac Cypress Point LLC
Cor at SW corn of Lot 5 BIk A Hartridge Manor S/D run S 62deg27min00sec W
30 ft for POB run N 62deg27min00sec E 150 ft S 27deg33min00sec E 150 ft S
62deg27min00sec W 228.25 ft N 169.18 ft to POB W 26.60 ft subj to easement
S29, T34S. R25E
AND
02.15MOL acres from R-1 (Single-family Residential) to PUD
(Planned Unit Development) 29 3425096000001 0001


Benavidez and charged with possession of cocaine.
Jan. 20, Norma Virginia REhberg, 67, of 3749 Penny Dr., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with domestic
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Jan. 20, Arain Joachin Hernandez, 23, .-f 3437 Acorn Dr., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters ani -barged with trespass.
Jan. 20, criminal mischief on Penny Drive and a fight on SR 64 East
were reported.

Jan. 19, Timothy Stephen Keene, 33, of 1740 Star Ave.,Wauchula, was
arrested b1, ep. Danny O'Bryan on capiases alleging failure to pay fines
on convictions on two counts of violation of a domestic violence injunction
for protection.
Jan. 19, residential burglaries on Reif Road and Red Barn Lane, thefts
on U.S. 17 N. and Bostick Road, criminal mischief on Popash Road and
burglary of a conveyance on East Main Street were reported.

Jan. 18, Rose Lee Jackson, 39, of 1624 Mowatt St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on warrants charging her with battery and
violation of probation (original charges possession of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia).
Jan. 18, Roberto Colunga, 36, General Delivery, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by corrections Capt. Jimmy Harrison on a charge of non-support.
Jan. 18, Johnny Lee Swint, 30, of 615 Mowatt St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a DeSoto County warrant charging him
with violation of probation (original charge possession of cocaine).
Jan. 18, Eliazar Perez, 47, of Wauchula, and Robert Morales, 30,
General Delivery, Wauchula, were arrested by Det. Andrew McGuckin.
Morales was charged with disorderly intoxication and Perez with violation
of the county open container ordinance.

Jan. 17, Ismael Ramirez Lopez, 44, of 2229 Lucas St., Fort Green
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging him with
violation of probation (original charge domestic battery).
Jan. 17, Randal Lynn Hamilton, 20, of 405 1/2 Snively Ave., Eloise,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias alleging violation of a domes-
tic violence injunction for protection.
Jan. 17, Rushin Dealasalaam Ellison, 28, of 667 Sally Place,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on warrants charging him
with violation of probation (original charges resisting arrest without force
and driving while license suspended) and a capias alleging failure to appear
in court on a charge of domestic battery.
Jan. 17, a residential burglary on Dixianna Drive, business burglaries
on Bostick Road and U.S. 17 North and thefts on Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue and SR 64 East were reported.

Jan. 16, Jerry Garcia, 42, of 181 Old Bowling Green Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a Georgia warrant charging
him with violation of probation (original charge burglary).
Jan. 16, a residential burglary on College Lane, a theft on Sparrow
Road and criminal mischief on Airport Road were reported.

Jan. 15, Armondo Sanchez, 26, of 701 Hendry Ave., Fort Meade, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a U.S. Marshal's Service warrant charg-
ing him with violation of probation.
Jan. 15, a business burglary on North Florida Avenue, burglary of a
conveyance on N. Knight Road, thefts on Boyd Cowart and SW River rbads
and criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South were reported.

WAUCHULA
Jan. 22, Rodney Anthony Cristofaro, 30, of 519 S. llth Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte on a Polk County warrant charg-
ing him with violation of probation (original charge throwing a deadly mis-
sile).

Jan. 20, a vehicle was reported stolen on South Seventh Avenue.

Jan. 19, Gerald Lee Murphy, 75, of Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl.
Gabriel Garza and charged with disorderly intoxication.
Jan. 19, Enrique Abelio Gomis, 26, of 245-48th St. West, Bradenton,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-,upport
Jan. 19, Steven Michael Wuchina, 44, of 6121 Nund) St Gibsfnt6dn,
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged With' possesid6n'"of
cocaine.
Jan. 19, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South and thefts on North
Eighth Avenue and South Seventh Avenue were reported.

Jan. 17, Gwendolyn Maye Paussi, 22, of 125 Carlton St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Ron Luke and charged with domestic violence battery.



0.630MOL ac Cypress Point LLC
That part of Lot 1 Blk 1 of Taylor's Little Cypress Golfview II being: Corn at NE
corn of said Lot 1 run S 62deg27min00sec W along N line of said Lot 1 for
184.75 ft for POB S 62deg27min00sec W 167.60 ft S25deg47min18sec E
113.17 ft N 62deg27min00sec E 438.97 ft to pt on curved Wly R/W line of
Whipperwill Lane run NWlly along said cur 47.41 ft (radius=246.19 ft, central
angle+21deg46min09sec, cord bearing=N 58degl11min06sec W) S
62deg27min00sec W 232.13 ft N 27deg33min00sec W 80 ft to POB
S29, T34S, R25E


1.01OMOL ac Cypress Point LLC
Lot 2, BIk 1 Taylor's Little Cypress Golfview II


293425096000001 0002
S29. T34S, R25E


0.510MOL ac Cypress Point LLC 29 34 25 0960 00001 003A
That part of Lot 3 BIk 1 Taylor's Little Cypress Golfview I being: Com at NE
corn of said Lot 3 run S89deg38min00sec W along N line of said Lot 3 for
139.25 ft S 62deg27min00sec W along said N line of said Lot 3 for 42.63 ft for
POB'S 62deg27min00sec W 229.11 ft S 25deg47min18sec E 106.29 ft N
62deg27min99sec E 159.04 ft N 89deg38min00sec E 43.75 ft N
00degl9min00sec W 22.48 ft.S 89degl8min53sec W 27 ft N 00deg41minO7sec
W 105.78 ft to POB S29, T34S, R25E
AND
02.99MOL acres from F-R (Farm-Residential) to PUD
(Planned Unit Development)
0.998MOL ac Semper FI Excavating LLC 29 34 25 0848 0000A 0002
Lot 2 BIk A Hartridge Manor S29, T34S, R25E


0.998MOL ac Cypress Point LLC
Lot 3 BIk A Hartridge Manor


29 34 250848OO0000A0003
S29, T34S, R25E


0.998MOL ac Semper Fi Developers LLC 29 34 25 0848 0000A0004
Lot 4 BIk A Hartridge Manor S29. T34S, R25E
and the approval of a Master Development Plan (MDP) for the development of
single-family and townhome dwellings to be known as Little Cypress in the
Rural Center Future Land Use District

Roger L. Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, FEBRUARY 15, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda Nos. 07-02, 07-18, 07-21, 07-22

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

Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Building/Zoning Department at least
two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the PlanninglDevelopment Department, 110 S. 9th Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 01:18,25c


Jan. 17, Louis Wesley Kilpatrick, 44, of 305 Martin Luther King J!.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Dennis Lake and charged witl
domestic violence battery.
Jan. 17, David Rivera, 32, of 338 E. Hardee St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 17, thefts on two locations on West Main Street and on U.S. 17
South, criminal mischief on Eason Drive and a fight on South Florida
Avenue were reported.

Jan. 16, Maria Tomasa Quinn, 34, P.O. Box 2215, Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with theft and burglary.
Jan. 16, Bruce Wayne Baughman, 29, of 611 E. Summit St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabriel Garza on a charge of violation of community
control house arrest (original charge possession of methamphetamine),-
Jan. 16, a tag stolen on E. Main Street, criminal mischief on U.S. 1I
North and a fight on Summitt Street were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 21, Marcus Darrel Hodges, 18, of 4770 Dixiana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with possession ot
marijuana, resisting arrest without force and an unregistered vehicle.

Jan. 20, criminal mischief on Snelling Avenue was reported.

Jan. 19, Cleopes Juan Leyva, 41, of 510 Grove St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with disorderly intoxication
and open container within the city limits.
Jan. 19, Zolly Allen Ziglar, 28, of 348 Hill St., Bowling Green, was,
arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with domestic stalking,
stalking and trespass after warning.

Jan. 18, a residential burglary on Pleasant Way and a theft on East
Jones Street were reported.

Jan. 15, David Terrance Green, 46,. of 309 W. Jones St., Bowling'
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with use of a
firearm under the influence of alcohol or drugs, public discharge of a
firearm and cultivation of marijuana.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Jan. 19, a theft on North Oak Street was reported.


Brookside Bluff Happenings
By Mary Stock


This year's New Year's Eve
Party at Brookside Bluff was spec-
tacular. A seven-piece swing band,
The Top Hats, entertained until it
was time to toast the New Year.
Wally Simo, director, brought back
the sounds of the 30s and 40s. The
swing dance steps were performed
by dancers in tuxedos and formal
gowns a well as those dressed in
semiformal attire.
Catering the event was "Once
Upon a Thyme." An army of
servers and waiters served hours
d'oeuvres, desserts and cham-


This spectacular evening was the
work of many people. Sue Faye and
Linda Burns were the committed
chairs that started the preparations
for this gala event. Fundraisers
were done to help defray the costs'.
Flo Padrnos and Janet Young
managed the kitchen activities 6f
all fundraisers for the party. Judy
Trier was in charge of decorating
for all of the party fundraisers and
for the decorations of the clubhouse
for New Year's Eve. Shannon HalP
sold tickets for all party fundrais-
ers.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
February 15, 2007, at 9:00 a.m.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873 to con-
sider adoption of the following ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 07-08

An ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Hardee
County, Florida, providing for the inapplicability of Florida Statute
316.2123(1) in Hardee County; authorizing inclusion in the code;
providing for severability; and providing for an effective date.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing
to make special arrangements should contact the County
Commissioners Office at least two (2) working days prior to the
public hearing.

This Public Notice is published in compliance with Florida Statues
125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105.

Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspection during.
regular office hours at 412 West Orange Street, Room 103,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone 863/773-9430.

Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission,
with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing,
they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman 01:25c







January 25, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5C


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Jerry Wendell Kirkland Jr., 35, of
Winter Haven, and Karen Michelle
Benner, 22, of Winter Haven.

The following small claims case
was disposed of recently in county
court:
Country Manor Associates LTD
d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
vs. Holliday Bass, voluntary dis-
missal.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Humberto Valdez Aguilar, disor-
derly intoxication, time served,
$315 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 investiga-
tive costs.
Eduardo Aucensio, disorderly
intoxication, time served, $315 fine
and court costs, $60 investigative
costs.
Abraham Benitez, discharging a
firearm while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs and discharging a
firearm in public, not prosecuted.
Rushin Dealsalaam Ellison,
domestic battery, 30 days with cred-
it for time served (CTS) and con-
secutive to other sentences; driving
while license suspended (DWLS),
15 days, consecutive; violation of
probation (original charge DWLS),
15 days in jail, CTS and consecu-
.tive; violation of probation (original
:charge resisting arrest without
:force), probation revoked, 90 days
CTS and consecutive; domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Isidro Garcia, domestic battery,
60 days CTS, $667 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees,
$50 investigative costs.
'Hildeberto L. Hernandez, tres-
passing in an occupied structure and
stalking, probation 12 months, com-
ply with domestic violence injunc-
tion for protection, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees.
Raymundo Leon,. dscharging a
firearm in public, forfeit weapon,
$315 fine and court costs; discharg-
ing a firearm under the influence of
drugs or alcohol, not prosecuted.
Tomas Candido Mejia, disorderly
intoxication, 30 days in jail, $315
:fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 investigative
costs.
Maurilio Espino-Barro Mendoza,
disorderly intoxication, estreated
.bond.
SFrancisco Morales, resisting
:arrest without violence, $315 fine
:and court costs, $100 public
:defender fees, $60 investigative
'Costs; disorderly intoxication, not
-prosecuted.
Olegario Ontiveros, resisting
'arrest without force, adjudication
withheld, probation one year, letter
:eof apology to officer, $315 fine and
: i.ourt costs.
Kyle J. Parker, attempting to take
'deer at night with light and gun,
:adjudication withheld, forfeit
weaponss $402.50 fine and court
:Costs.
Billy Ray Pinkston Jr., attempt-
ing to take deer at night with light
and gun, adjudication withheld,
forfeit weapon, $402.50 fine and
'.ourt costs.
Emdio Ramirez, disorderly in-
'txication, time served, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defenderr fees.
Gerardo Ramos, resisting arrest
without violence, 30 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $60 investiga-
tive costs.
Gustavo Rodriguez, domestic
battery, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation one year, four-hour domestic
violence class, $667 fine and court
costs $100 public defender fees,
*$60 investigative costs.
Jhordy Salvador Sanchez-Flores,
;sale of alcohol to a person under
:21, probation six months, $315 fine
:and court costs.
Solito Solitarri, retail theft, stay
*away from store, $315 fine and
:court costs.
_Amy Louise Waters, domestic
:battery amended to disorderly
;conduct, time served, $315 fine and
:court costs, $100 public defender
:fees, $50 investigative costs.
Samuel Romero, retail theft,
$315 fine and court costs.
Ricky Lee Fulk, domestic
Assault, not prosecuted.
Timmy Harvey Forrister, disor-
derly intoxication, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, $60 investigative costs.


.Manuel Hernandez, possession
of drug paraphernalia, adjudication
withheld, probation one year, drug
abuse evaluation and treatment,
random drug screens, warrantless
search and seizure, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 investigative costs, 20
hours community service.
Lisa Luanne Higginbotham,
domestic battery, not prosecuted.
Michael Blaine Johnson, two
counts disorderly intoxication,
$315 fine and court costs on each
count, $100 public defender fee on


first count and $40 public defender
fee on second, $60 investigative
costs on each count; domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Antonio Jamaal Kilpatrick,
resisting an officer without violent
force, time served, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, $60 investigative costs.
Jodi Kathleen Oakes, possession
of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, transferred to
drug pretrial intervention program.
Angela Kay Proctor, possession
of drug paraphernalia and trespass,
adjudication withheld, probation
one year, stay off property, warrant-
less search and seizure, random
drug screens, $315 fine and court
costs, $50 investigative costs; pos-
session of marijuana, not prosecut-
ed.
Matthew E. Vanconant, petit
theft, adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 court-appointed
attorney fees, $50 investigative
costs, $400 restitution.
Daniel Balderon, violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia), proba-
tion revoked, 120 days in jail, out-
standing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Bernardo Perdoza, violation of
probation (original charge retail
theft), probation revoked, outstand-
ing 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.
Matthew A. McMullen, driving
while license suspended (DWLS),
time served; violation of probation
(original charges DUI, driving
while license suspended and refusal
to submit to DUI testing), probation
revoked, nine months in jail or in-
house treatment program.
Charles Eugene Derringer III,
racing on highway, adjudication
withheld, $330 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs.
Alvaro Gallegos, violation of
probation (original charges DUI
and no valid license), probation
revoked, 150 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on lien.
Mario Bautista, DWLS, adjudi-
cation withheld, 10 days in jail,
suspended if obtain valid license,
$330 fine and court costs.
Tony Turner Cantu, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, 10 days -
suspended, $330 fine and court
costs.
Juan Jose Gaona Sr., DUI, 12
months probation, license suspend-
ed six months, tag impounded 10
days, DUI school, evaluation, $885
fine and court costs, 50 hours com-
munity service.
Joseph Ray Helfinstine, DWLS,
30 days suspended, $330 fine
and court costs.
Jonathan Rusty Kersey, DWLS
and attaching tag not assigned, dis-
missed.
Efren Sanchez, DUI, probation
12 months, license suspended six
months, alcohol abuse evaluation
and treatment, no alcohol or bars,
DUI school, $885 fine and court
costs, $60 investigative costs.
Cedric Taylor, DWLS, probation
six months, $205 court costs.
Franklin Edward Williams Jr.,
DUI amended to willful and
wanton reckless driving, 12 months
probation, DUI school, alcohol
abuse evaluation and treatment,
$440 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $60 investiga-
tive costs.
Jose Luis Alvarez Jr., DUI, 10
days in jaill, 12 months probation,
license suspended five years, igni-
tion interlock two years, no bars or
alcohol, evaluation and treatment,
multiple offender DUI school,
$1,410 fine and court costs; $100
public defender fees.
Roland Arguijo, DWLS, 364
days-suspended, 12 months proba-
tion, no driving, $330 fine and
court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Wauchula State Bank vs. Joe
Arthur Byers, petition to foreclose
mortgage.
Gary Hazel vs. Bell Loos and
Gaudencio Gomez, petition to clear
property title.
Patricia M. Albritton and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Manuel Acosta McCum-
ber, petition for child support.
Gilliard Groves Inc., Gilliard


Grove Services Inc. and Joseph M.
Gilliard vs. Edward S. Jr. and
Connie Joan Schontag, petition to
foreclose mortgage.
Grimsley Groves Inc. vs. Great
American Insurance Co., damages.
Grimsley Groves Inc. vs. Eddie
Schontag Jr., damages.
Grimsley Groves Inc. vs. BJD
Enterprises Inc., damages.
Tom and Nanette Montgomery
o/b/o minor child vs. Dennis and
Dorothy Junk o/b/o minoor child,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.


I courthouse Report]


Chase Bank USA vs. Donnie R.
Selph, Judith L.Selph et al, petition
to foreclose mortgage.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Julie Marie Lane vs. Frances
(Frank) Grzegorzewski, dismissal
of injunction for protection.
Heidi McClary o/b/o minor child
vs. Deborah Hill o/b/o minor child,
injunction for protection.
Patrice Baker vs. Angela Stewart,
Kelly Barber and Progressive Ex-
press Insurance Co., dismissed.
Marie Moralez vs. Hildeberto
Hernandez, injunction for protec-
tion.
SJ vs. Diversified Behavioral
Health Solutions et al, stipulated
dismissal.
Julia Marie Lane vs. Charlene
Boyd, dismissal of injunction for
protection.
Epifania Martinez Lee vs. Maria
Elizabeth Castillo, voluntary dis-
missal of injunction for protection.
Mary Castillo vs. Epifania
Martinez Lee, voluntary dismissal
of injunction for protection.
Charles Johnson o/b/o minor
child vs. Ashley Goolsby, dismissal
of injunction for protection.
Ashley Goolsby vs. Jeff and
Penny Johnson, dismissal of
injunction for protection.
APAC Southeast Inc. vs. Bulger
Farms Inc. and Lumbermans
Mutual Casualty Co., voluntary
dismissal.
First National Bank of Wauchula
vs. Jose M. Becerra and Reschke
Construction Inc., voluntary dis-
missal.
Sissy A. Camacho and DOR vs.
Tony A.Camacho, amended child
support order.
Amanda L. Terrell and DOR vs.
Michael Cruz, child support order
modified.
Sylvia Outley and DOR vs. John
Mosley, amended child support
order set aside.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it ;s
pending successful completion ,f
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Antonio Quinton Williams, vio-
lation of probation .(original
charges two counts grand theft),
violation affidavit withdrawn, pro-
bation restored.
Phuc T. Bach, felony reckless
driving amended to civil care-
less driving, $117.50 court costs,
$100 public defender fees.
Angie Stevenson, possession of
methamphetamine with intent to
sell amended to lesser posses-
sion of methamphetamine, and
possession of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, 18 months
drug offender probation, warrant-
less search and seizure, curfew,
substance abuse evaluation and
treatment, no use or possession of


alcohol or drugs, random drug
tests, $395 fine and court costs.
Linda Sue Stover, burglary of
structure, 18 months probation,
$395 fine and court costs, $340
public defender fees; petit theft,
time served; possession of cocaine,
not prosecuted.
Hugo Alvarez, possession of
methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia, not prose-
cuted.
Saul Alamia, battery on a preg-
nant woman, transferred to county
misdemeanor court.
Clint Morgan Albritton, violation
of probation (original charges utter-
ing a forged instrument and grand
theft), probation reinstated with
addition of drug offender condi-
tons.
Anthony G. Ameres, assault on a
law enforcement officer, not prose-
cuted.
Catarino Dario Borjas, posses-
sion of methamphetamine with
intent to sell, possession of mari-
juana, possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon and possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prosecuted.
Juan Ignacio Castillo, purchase
of marijuana, adjudication with-
held, 18 months drug offender pro-
bation, curfew, warrantless search
and seizure, no drugs or alcohol,
substance evaluation and treatment,
random drug screens, $495 fine and
court costs, $340 public defender
fees.
Shannon Marie Castleberry,
grand theft, 18 months probation,
NCTI school, $495 fine and court
costs, $340 public defender fees,
$1,286 restitution, 75 hours com-
munity service.
Tiffani Clark, two counts battery
on a detention detainee, six months
in jail, $495 fine and court costs
and $340 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Jerry Garcia, burglary of a struc-
ture with no weapon and burglary
of a conveyance, 18 months proba-
tion, NCTI school, stay off proper-


ty.$370 court costs on first charge,
$495 fine and court costs on sec-
ond, all placed on lien, $190 resti-
tution, 75 hours community ser-
vice; two counts petit theft, time
served.
Patricia B. Gross, possession of
methamphetamine within 1,000
feet of a church or school, and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
estreated bonds.
Joshua Daniel Johnson, posses-
sion of ammunition by a felon, not
prosecuted.
Daniel Shane Keene, burglary of
an unoccupied structure or
dwelling and grand theft, probation
two years, no contact with victim or
property, $495 fine and court costs,
$340 public defender fees, $70
restitution, 100 hours community
service.
Ronald Marrett, possession of
cocaine, original sentence vacated,
license suspended two years, 90
days in jail in lieu of probation.
Jose Carlos Martinez, felony dri-
ving while license suspended, not
prosecuted.
Martin Ortiz Perez, robbery and
battery, not prosecuted.
Benjamin Willis Sanders, posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted
felon and felony driving while
license suspended, estreated bonds.
Mario Lopez Santiago, felony
DUI, 10 days in jail as condition of
one year probation, substance
abuse evaluation and treatment,
ignition interlock on all vehicles
owned for one year, vehicle
impound 30 days, license suspend-
ed five years, $885 fine and court
costs, $340 public defender fees;
felony fleeing or attempting to
elude a law enforcement officer
and resisting arrest without vio-
lence, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation two years, $495 fine and
court costs; attaching tag not
assigned, no valid license and no
registration, adjudication withheld,
time served.
Roberto Sierra, disorderly con-


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SHomeland, FL

S January 26 & 27, 2007
Friday 9am to 4pm Saturday 9am to 3pm


The Southeast's largest Pre-1840
Interpretive Encampment.

Over 1,000 participants living in camps
and portraying mnanv different
cultures and regions of early America.
Over 100 craftsmen and "stores"


Directions: Take Highway 17 to Horr
take 640 W. Turn left on Azalea Roai
Homeland Florida,


demonstrating/selling a large
variety of historical reproductions.


,eland, Adults: $6.00
d. Children Ages 3-12: $3.00
Ages 2 and under free Pets not allowed


E7TS AFEAU
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Invest ent Opportunat*ties


10 AM, Thursday, January 25

The Medical Mall 4131 Sun'N Lake Blvd., Sebrinrg

Preview: -5 PM,Thursday, January18 ;


PROFESSIONAL BlULDINGS:
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9 possiW-e offk-e sqaces. iffe red Ir' 6 6 ni nli
(Conriveiintly I[I( rIEmti on the H'ry 27 c.orrldor


2 PM, Thursday, January 25

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178 UNIT MINI WAREHOUSE:
* Prerntly AKA Stuff-It StoragiyE 1 00%b ocupip
* 25 vehi(le/RV spaces 100% rented
* 174' frontage on SchuLrITIarhr Rd-


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duct and battery on a law enforce-
ment officer, transferred to county
misdemeanor court.
Kenneth Marvin Lee, violation
of probation (original charge felony
fleeing to elude a law enforcement
officer), probation extended a year.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Michael C. and Stephanie N.
Young to David E. and Twonia S.
Edwards, $200,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to Edward
and Mireya Gutierrez, $153,279.
Nicholson Supply Co. Inc. to
Hulbert Homes Inc.(two proper-
ties), $95,400.
Snyder Brothers Inc. to SAC
Citrus Inc., $237,453.
Clark C. and Betty J. Pearson to
Raul Juarez Jr. and Victor Juarez,
$65,000.
Raul Juarez Jr. to Juan C. Rubio
and Juan Carlos Rubio Jr., $57,000.
Dean H. and Doris E. Richardson
to Jake L. and Melissa S. Carlton,
$88,040.
Marcus E. and Roberta Allgood
Morse to Richard W. Kaeser and
Patricia Daver, $38,000.
Dean H. and Doris E. Richardson
to David J. and Denise R. Terrell,
$53,630.

Every life should have nine cats.
-Anonymous


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Wildcats Win Final Pair


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Playing a couple of tough oppo-
nents was just what the Hardee
Wildcat soccer boys needed last
week.
The 'Cats upped their overall
record to 13-1-4 with victories over
Fort Meade and Frostproof last
week. They are 8-1-1 and top seed
in the Class 4A District 10 tourna-
ment held at Palmetto this week.
The Wildcats and second-seeded
Palmetto drew a bye in the six-team
tourney which started on Monday.
In the 6 p.m. game fourth-seeded
Braden River and fifth-seeded
Sebring tangled for the right to
advance to the Wednesday 8 p.m.
game against the Wildcats. In the
Monday 8 p.m. game, third-seeded
DeSoto took on sixth-seeded Avon
Park. The winner of that match-up
faced Palmetto in the early game on
Wednesday evening.
Whoever is successful in the
Wednesday night encounters will
square off tomorrow (Friday) night
at 7 for the district championship. If
Hardee wins, it would host the first
round of regional playoffs on
Thursday, Feb. 1.
Wildcat head coach Ron Kline, a
Bradenton resident, planned to
scout the Monday evening games
in preparation for his team's action
on Wednesday and beyond. He said
Monday that he was pleased with
his team's district and overall
records. The Wildcats battled to a
hard-fought ties with DeSoto,
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between these teams.
"With the ranking we have now, I
have been getting phone calls with
teams who want to schedule us for
next year, 4A, 5A and even 6A
teams who feel we will be good
competition for them," said Kline.
"They feel we are a good team
which displays sportsmanship and
clean play and they would like to
play us," said Kline.

Hardee 4, Fort Meade 2
In last Wednesday's game at
home against Fort Meade, Hardee
again faced a "really good team"
with many players in the men's
league.
Hardee picked up the first point
after just over 30 minutes of back
and forth with neither squad getting
advantage. With 9:50 left in the
first half, soph Roman Alvarez
caught a pass from senior Alberto
"Chico" Rodriguez, a "sweet pass
to curve and go in just right.
About four minutes later, senior
Pablo Anselmo added a Wildcat
goal.
Just before the half, at the 3:30
mark, Fort Meade got on the board
with a free kick, leaving the
Wildcats up 2-1 at the half.
In the second half, the Miners
had the opening kickoff, sending
the ball backward to teammates.
"But, within two passes, we inter-
cepted it. By the 1:10 mark, fresh-
man Jesus Aguirre had a corner
kick, which went to junior captain
Luis Reyes to put in the goal.
Hardee was up 3-1.
Kline switched up Alvarez and
junior sweeper Jose Casteneda,
who had several headers which just
missed going in the goal. At the



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The final Miner goal was at a the
two-minute mark on a direct kick
which eluded Wildcat senior goalie
Francisco "Paco" Lozano.
"After a slow start and shaky
middle, we got control back and
hung tough. I feel we dominated
the game. We wanted to play the
Miners just before districts to give
us good, strong competition," said
Kline, who also named his captains
for the 2007-08 season.
Reyes, a captain this year along
with seniors Anselmo, Rodriguez
and Jose Alonso, will be joined
next year by Alvarez, Castaneda
and junior Adam Juarez. Aguirre or
freshman David Rodriguez, who
have had time at goalie this year,
will look to replace Lozano next
season.

Hardee 3, Frostproof 2
Hardee took the early lead as
senior Jose Gutierrez took a pass
from Chico Rodriguez and scored
at the 38:40 mark of the first half,
less than two minutes into the
game. "It was a picture perfect pass
from the right side to the striker for
the score.
"That's about all that happened
in the first half. The Bulldogs got a
score at the 13:52 mark and made it
a 1-1 tie at halftime," reported
Kline.
A little over 10 minutes into the
second half, the 29:07 mark,
Anselmo took a "nice shot from the
middle of the field, just a little left
of the goal. It went just over the
goalie's head into the net.", com-
mented Kline.
Frostproof answered about eight
minutes later on a corner kick from
Lozano's right. As he leaned one
way, the header popped in. "It's
hard to defend all of the 15-foot
wide, eight-foot high goal," Kline
said. "Paco does a great job for us,"
he added.
Hardee got the winning tally
three minutes later, when Anselmo
scored from about 30 yards out on a
free kick that went right in the hole.
Another Anselmo kick at the
three-minute mark went about
chest high between players until it
got to the goalie, "who was in a
perfect position to play it."
"They are a well-coached team;
Coach Ernie Masters always has
his team ready, It's a team with
which we have mutual respect.
They play hard and it was a good
tune-up for us. Although they have
one of the fastest defenses, our was
up to the task and did well. The
boys did a good job," concluded
Kline.


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actors that have appeared in Super
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there's even one that played a nurse
on NBC's soap opera, "Passions".
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through their area a lot and they wanted to do this for him.
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have a son. In due time, it came to pass. Years later, the boy got sick and
died, but the boy's mother went looking for Elisha and on her journey she
told everyone "it is well," even her husband.
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pray for her son. She had great faith to believe that God gave her this son
and He could bring him back to life. Elisha was used of God to do this great
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us. We need the confidence first that we are His children and that He loves
us and cares about everything in our lives. We also need to learn to trust
Him and build our relationship with Him in a more intimate way. We need
to make room for Him in our life today so when we need Him he will be
there for us.
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yesterday, today, and forever. It was written for us today so we can over-
come and grow in Him.
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JANUARY 2nd MARCH 1st

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TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS
HOMESTEAD RELIGIOUS
VETERANS TAX DISCOUNT (NEW) VETERANS DISABILITY
WIDOWER WIDOW
DISABILITY NON-PROFIT
SENIOR EXEMPTION CHARITABLE


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

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

EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE
A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP
FILING PERIOD FOR TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS
ENDS MARCH 1ST
If you have any questions regarding Tax Exemptions or "Greenbelt" please feel free to
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