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Hardee Hosts

Hoop Playoffs

... Story 5A


Artists: Contest

Deadline Monday

... Details 6C


4 Roads Slated

For Repairs

S... Story 1


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 9
3 Sections, 32 Pages


46
plus 40 sales tax


Thursday, February 8, 2007


PAGEANT PRETTIES


; .. .' . .

PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The Hardee County Fair kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center with the Miss Hardee County Pageant
Vying for that coveted title are (first row, from left) Mandy Cornelius, Meg Hackney, Kaitlin Pridgen, Kalee Barker, Jocelyn Skipper,
Jahna Davis and Brittany Tanksley; (second row) Cassi Sisum, D.K. Davis, Summer Hensley, Miranda Smith, Christina Jena, Kaila
Nix, Kelli Johnston and Kara Keen; (back row) Whitley Sheffield, Brittany Croy, Joy Williams, Lindsey Moye, Sarah Mahoney, Mavil
Gonzales and Martina Martinez; not pictured, Danielle Hines and Chelsee Watson.



Wauchula Wellness Fair Next Week


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Really, how healthy are you?
Step Up and find out, during next
Wednesday's Wellness Fair at
Heritage Park at the intersection of
West Main Street and Seventh
Avenue in Wauchula.
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the annu-
al Step Up, Florida fitness demon-
stration and activity opportunity
will include two fitness walks,
information booths and many other
happenings.
Registration begins at 11 a.m.
and there will be a Pilates exercise
demonstration at 11:30. The first of
2,000 steps community walks will
start at noon. Backpacks, pedome-


ters and goodie bags will be given
to the first 100 participants.
At 2 p.m., youth activities begin
and there will be a Sun Style Tai
Chi demonstration at 4:30.
The last community warm-up
and walk will be at 5:15.
Information booths on diabetes,
nutrition, physical activity, tobacco
and youth resources will scattered
around Heritage Page and blood
pressure checks; height, weight and
BMI (body index measurements);
and diabetes oral risk assessments
will be available.
Marsha Rau and Jim Griffin,
from the Hardee County Health
Department, presented a proclama-
tion to the Hardee County


Commission on Thursday. Sophy
Alvarez and Angela Hernandez
waited in the wings for commis-
sioners and staff to join them in a
2,000 steps walk.
Rau, Health Department admin-
istrator, also took time to introduce
Dr. Steve Gordon, the department's
new executive medical director, a
former Sebring internist. Gordon
said he was "happy to be a part of
the excellent team and cooperative
relationships with the community
that the department already has and
it's only going to grow."
Commissioner Gordon Norris
asked if cancer was the number one
cause of death in Hardee County


and was informed that heart disease
was the number one killer in the
county.
According to the "Step Up,
Florida" proclamation, about 71
percent of adults in Hardee County
are overweight or obese and at least
11.6 percent have been told they
have diabetes. "An unhealthy
lifestyle by Hardee County's citi-
zens can erode our most important
asset, the people in our communi-
ties," says the proclamation.
Over 64 percent of adults here
report no sustained physical activi-
ty on most days of the week and 79
percent say they do not eat the rec-
See WELLNESS FAIR 2A


Robber/Dealer




Sent To Prison


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
"Qf The Herald-Advocate
A man who took what he wanted
at gunpoint even while dut of jail
on bond, for drug-trafficking
charges wilf-pow spend five years
off the streets.
Eduardo Rivera,.22, of 1243
Polk Road, Wauchula, was handed
a split sentence in Hardee Circuit
Court following a plea agreement
between the prosecution and the
defense.
Rivera had faced multiple
charges of trafficking in metham-
phetamine, robbery with a firearm,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
conspiracy and uttering a forged
instrument.
In exchange for Rivera's plea,
Assistant State Attorney Gene
Malpas agreed not to prosecute
three of the less serious charges


against him. Defense lawyer Paul
Petruzzi also negotiated a reduced
charge on one of the remaining
more serious counts, from robbery
with a firearm to robbery with a
weapon.
See ROBBER/DEALER 2A


Rivera


The BL

By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
The King of Rock n' Roll will be
making a special appearance here
next week.
Sponsored by the Hardee County
Players, the program "An Elvis
Review" will feature local Elvis
impersonator Carl Bryant and the
D.A.N.G.e.R. Band performing
Elvis tunes from the '50s through
the '70s.
The Hardee County Players Inc.
is a non-profit community theater
organization dedicated to perform-
ing and promoting theater arts in
Hardee County.
The concert will be at the


jilding

Historic Wauchula City Hall Audi-
torium, at 225 E. Main St., on
Saturday, Feb. 17, beginning at
7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 18,
at 2:30 p.m. Doors will open an
hour before showtime.
Admission is $10 for adults and-
$5 for children 12 and under,
Tickets will be sold at the door or
can be purchased in advance at the
Chamber of Commerce, which can
be found in the lobby of the audito-
rium.
These upcoming two-hour con-
certs will be completely live, with
no tracks or karaoke sessions.
Audience participation will. be a
See ELVIS 2A


Man Gets 7 Years



In Sexual Assault


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man who admitted to sexually
assaulting a Wauchula woman and
who said he would do it again will
now be spending the next several
years behind bars.
Jesse C. Box, 50, of 157 Will


WEATHER
D HAZUE l LO,, ;: RA
.0131. .70 43 0.00
. 02/01 81 54 -0.00
02/02. 74 62 0.12
02/03 83 63 0.72
02/04 63 50 0.15
02/05 59 49. 0.19
02/08 70 46 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 02/08/07- 2.69
Same period last year 3.06
Ten Year Average 58.4
Source: Unrv. of FI Ona Ron.arch Center

INDEX
Classifieds 6B
Courthouse Report.........4C
Crime Blotter 7C
Community Calendar....10B
Hardee Living.................2B
Information Roundup....10OB
Lunch Menus..................8C
Obits 4A
Puzzle 58


Duke Road, Wauchula, has pleaded
no contest in Hardee Circuit Court
to two counts of sexual battery and
a single count of false imprison-
ment.
His change of plea from "not
guilty" came following negotia-
tions between Assistant State Attor-
ney Gene Malpas and Assistant
Public Defender Mel McKinley.
In accepting that plea agreement,
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle sen-
tenced Box to seven years in state
prison and ordered him designated
as a sexual offender.
Ezelle also assessed $495 in
fines and court costs and a $340
public defender fee.
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
spokesman Maj. Claude Harris Jr.
.said Box had been arrested on Nov.
See ASSAULT 2A





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Box


MURAL MAVENS


COURTESY PHOTO.
Local artists Oneita Revell (left) and Louise Weis (right) have completed half of a two series mual on the east side of the Exhibitito
-Hall at the Hardee County Fairgrounds. The mural, approximately 10x20 feet, depicts an agricultural scene representative of
Hardee County. They have done the painting all by hand and for free, donating their time to the community. Once the cold weath-
er lets up, the artists will continue with the second part of the mural.


Elvis Is In


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2A The Herald-Advocate, February 8, 2007


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

JOAN M. SEAMAN RALPH HARRISON
,Sports Editor .Rj Production Manager
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,Wauchula, FL 33873
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ELVIS
Continued From 1A


mainstay of the performances. A
ramp will be fitted on the stage so
that "Elvis" can interact with the
crowd.
During the review, Bryant will be
giving out scarves and teddy bears
to audience members, and after-
ward will be selling signed CDs
and T-shirts. Those who attend will
also get the chance to have their
picture taken with "The King."
Bryant came to Hardee County
in 1979, and began impersonating
Elvis in 1992. That year he attend-
ed his first Elvis contest, and fin-
ished third overall.
"I have been all over doing con-
tests, like 'Elvis in Dixieland' in
Birmingham, Ala., the annual con-
test in Charlotte, N.C., and the
'Elvis Explosion' here in Florida. I
am almost always a top 10 finisher
out of around 50 contestants,"
Bryant described.
He said that he grew up listening
to Elvis music and went to his last
concert in Cincinnati, Ohio, in
1977. This show made him want to
be able to sing like his favorite
artist. .
"It was after I married my wife,
Debbie, -that I started doing this
professionally. She heard me sing








Donate To
Tornado Victims
Anyone wishing to donate to
the relief effort for the Central
Florida victims of Feb. 2 torna-
dos can do so here through
Cutting Edge Ministries.
Donations of cash are most
needed. They can be mailed to
Cutting Edge Ministries at P.O.
Box 1640, Wauchula, FL 33873
or taken to Faith Temple Church
of God at 701 N. Seventh Ave.
or Manley & Associates at 203
S. Seventh Ave., both in Wau-
chula.


Check Sports Ads
With High School
Hardee Senior High School
supporters are cautioned that
some companies selling ads for
sports posters/schedules are
not condoned by the school and
contribute no funds to the
school.
Any business or individual
approached about selling ads in
the name of the school should
check with Principal Mike
Wilkinson or other school staff
at 773-3181.

NOTICE UNDER
FICTITIOUS NAME ACT
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, pursuant to the provi-
sions of the Fictitious Name Act,
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, as
amended, intends to register with the
Secretary of State of the State of
Florida, the fictitious name of Angel
House Infant Rescue Center under
which the undersigned is engaged or
will'engage in business at: P.O. Box
487 in the City of Wauchula, Florida
33873.
That the party/parties interested in
said business enterprise is/are as
'follows:
Gloria Reynolds
Delores Blackmon
Dated at Wauchula, Hardee, Florida
33873.
Person authorizing publication:
Gloria Reynolds.2
2:8p


and said that I could do it," he said.
Bryant now performs solo shows
for all occasions such as birth-
day parties, bridal showers, wed-
dings and retirement parties as a
full-time Elvis impersonator.
Four years ago, he joined up with
the D.A.N.G.e.R. Band, whose
members include: Dave Murdock,
keyboard; Alton Graham, drums;
Nancy Kitchens, keyboard and
vocals; Greg Herndon, guitar and
vocals; and Rusty Kitchens, bass
guitar and vocals. The group bor-
rowed the initials of their first
names to make the D.A.N.G.e.R.
moniker.
The band has been together for
five years and plays a variety of
rock, country and dance music,
mixed in with a few Elvis tunes.
The band can be seen at such
venues as the Why Not Lounge in
Sebring, The Studio Lounge in
Lakeland and Christy's Restaurant
& Lounge in Winter Haven.
Singer and keyboarder Nancy
Kitchens said, "Carl joined our
band because he was good friends
with Rusty, who suggested we give
him a try. We learned a few Elvis
songs for him, and it was a big hit
with the crowd."
Bryant has since been with the
band and currently sings at least
one song per set.
The D.A.N.G.e.R. Band'&layed
its first all-Elvis show at the Elks
Lodge in Wauchula on New Year's
Eve in 2005, and it went over well
with the audience. Bryant is cur-
rently one of the only Elvis imper-
sonators in the area to have his own
band play the music and feature
backup vocals.
"Carl is really good, I have seen a
lot of other Elvis impersonators and
he is by far the best," said Kitchens.
"We are all really excited about this
upcoming show," she added.
For more information on the
review, call the Hardee County
Players Inc. at 767-1220. For more
information on advance tickets, call
the Chamber of Commerce at 773-
6967.
The Historic Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium seats 400. All seating
for the review will be general
admission.

For peace of mind, resign
as general manager of the
universe.
-Author Unknown'


INVSITIIUHR
A Page One story in the Jan.
25 edition on the investiture
ceremony for Circuit Judge
Marcus J. Ezelle and County
Judge Jeff J. McKibben
should have noted that the
refreshments served during
the reception were provided
by the Hardee County Bar
Association.

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 fird it
needs correction or clarifica-.
tion, we will do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia'
Krahl at 773-3255.


HUButH/DEALER
Continued From 1A
The trafficking count stood as
originally charged.
In accepting the plea agreement,
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle
imposed a total 10-year split sen-
tence of five years in state prison to
be followed by five years of drug-
offender probation.
Further, Ezelle assessed $52,500
in fines and $375 in court costs in
the drug-trafficking case and
$4,958 in fines and court costs for
the robbery conviction.
Rivera's latest troubles began
when sheriffs deputies went to his
home on June 23, 2005, to arrest
him for violating his probation in a
2004 drug case.
They found him coming out of
the bathroom, where a package of
more than two ounces of metham-
phetamine sat along with a knife
poised to open it. It takes but 14
grams of the illicit drug to be con-
sidered a trafficking amount.
That find led to a search warrant,
in which the detectives found
"items in the defendant's bedroom
that indicate he is a methampheta-
mine dealer," according to a report
filed by Det. Kyle Bermingham.
In that search, the detectives dis-
covered MSM, which is used as a
cutting agent for methampheta-
mine, aluminum foil that had been
used to smoke "crank," and an
accounting ledger logging money
owed to Rivera.
Rivera was arrested on the traf-
ficking charges, and while out on
bond as his case proceeded through
the court system, he committed an
armed robbery on Dec. 21 of last
year.
Then, Rivera set up a meeting
with a man selling a set of Niche
tire rims valued at $1,700, saying
he wanted to purchase them from
the man, but instead pulling a gun
on the man and stealing therims.
The victim identified Rivera to
authorities, and Rivera was arrested
on that additional charge that same
day.



ASSAULT
Continued From 1A
30 following allegations that he
invited a woman to his room at
Southern Oaks the night before,
then attacked her.
The 47-year-old victim had told
sheriffs Det. Andrew McGuckin
that she went to Box's room at
about 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29. Once
inside, Box closed and locked the
door behind them, then began kiss-
ing her and ordering her to undress.
The woman said that Box said he
would hurt her if she did not com-
ply, and grabbed her by the hair and
head. Still, she repeatedly,told the
man to stop, Harris noted.
"The victim stated Box continu-
ally ihreaiened her with violence if
she did not do what he told her to
do," McGuckin wrote in his arrest
:report. The detective went on to
"describe the two sexual assaults
which occurred.
In interviewing Box following
the assaults, McGuckin reported
that Box said he did not care what
he was going to be charged with,
and that he did not want to talk
. about the incident.
He said he simply was going to
tell the judge, "I did it. Now give
me my three tofive years so I can
do it again when I get out."



WELLNESS FAIR
Continued From 1A
ommended'five or more servings of
fruit and vegetables each day.
Yet the chronic diseases, such as
coronary heart disease, cancer,
stroke, chronic lower respiratory
disease and diabetes that cause 59
percent of the deaths in the county,
are preventable with good health
habits. "Effective prevention mea-
sures can substantially curtail this
illnesses, disabilities and unneces-
sary early deaths."
The cost of obesity-related dis-
eases is astronomical and affects
children as well as adults. Youth
who participate in physical activity
have higher academic achievement
and others are challenged to meet
minimum fitness levels in three or
more fitness areas.
The proclamation encourages cit-


izens to join in a wellness event to
improve their physical health and
morale, to make healthy choices
and strive for healthy lifestyles.
The commission approved the
proclamation and set out to partici-
pate in a walk to kickoff the well-
ness campaign.


Z.S.E. Honor Roll (2nd 9 weeks)


Kindergarten All E's
Amari DeLeon
Darby Sanders
Savannah Platt
Heather Coronado
Doraneli Carbajal
Issac Moreno
Carlos Carranza
Alana Bond
Luis Angeles
Taylor Brown
Jose Ramero-Vazquez
Caleb Turner
Daniela Villalva
Vanessa Alcoser
Sandra Cruz
Jason Hearns
Rodrigo Vallerio
Cody Patterson
Cassidy Brown
Infiniti Randolph
Alana Woods
Logan Albritton
Gibson Haight
Michaela Klein
Ryan Spears
Kaylie Carver
Dakota Roberts
Trey Smith
Francisco Valerio

First Grade All A's
Daniel Alvarez
Cody Ellis
Jose Rojas
Kevin Taylor
Genouchy Vue
Jasmine Sanchez
Jayma Barnett
Mason Block
Katie Carver
Gisselle Mendez
Vivianna Ponce
Zackary Richardson
Brandon Medrano
Jose Valdiviez
Aaron Zuniga

Second Grade All A's
Colt Hancock
Tamara Griffis
Gustavo Villalva
Jose Zuniga
Cameron Burnett

Third Grade All A's
Nathanial Albritton


Kayla Albritton
Claudia Klein

Fourth Grade All A's
Meagan Shivers
Colion Albritton
Julian Galvez
Angelica Montanez

Fifth Grade All A's
Dalton Reas
Cleston Sanders
Ana Galvez
"'ic Klein

Kindregarten
All E's and S's
Jamie Richardson
Sammy DeLaTorre
Chuy Palacios
Miranda Sconyers
Destiny Ballard
Marisol Montanez
Austin Robinson
Jared Rickett
Vanessa Rios
Rose Vang
Kathy Rodriguez
Elizabeth DeLeon
Ashley Kelley
Justin Long
Ingrid Mendoza
Isaiah Torres
Noah Torres
Gabby Willis
Anthony Byers
Kyle Gilliard
Angela Baez

First Grade All
A's and B's
Santana Adame
Ashleigh Adams
Dinah Caldwell
Rebekah Hinojosa
Denise Garza
Abigail Juarez
Maria Reyes
Walter Rivera
Makayla Benavidez
Montana Bishop
Ashley Gonzalez
Thalia Hartley
Britney Stutts
Yesenia Villegas
Ashja Camel


Mercades Cisneros
Adam Morales
Jeremiah Tenorio
Trever Workman
Carol Allison
Dalton Cullifer
Guadalupe Garcia-
Cendejas
Nia Mendoza
Adelina Villafranca
Julio Castillo
Rosalba Garza
Gabriella Reyes
Ulyssa Rodriguez
Austin Harris

Second Grade
All A's and E's
Callie Corson
Doninique Murphy
Noah Purser
Stephanie DeSantiago
Luis Castillo-Diego
Aurelio Modesto
Devin Fairfield
Gabby Aguilar
Lacey Adams
Gisselle Aguirre
Carl Atkins
Jordan Turner
Roxanna Avila-
Serrano
Andres Martinez
Alexa Chapa
Maranda Hunt
Araceli Munoz
James Sapp
Taylor Smith
Clarisa Villa
Joshua Ussery
Lydia Borjas
Ellen Bivens
Cristian Juarez
Jamee Keller
Adriana Miller
Jose Luis Salgado
Summer Ackley
Cody Cumbee
Cha Lor
Lavier Miguel-Ramos
Mydalis Nunez

Third Grade
All A's and B's
Austin Walker
Ana Iracheta


Austin Dansby
Alex Hinojosa
Jesse Johnston
Shelby Carmichael
Samantha DeLaTorre
Benjamin Tamiyo
Elyssa Murphy
Atash Johnston
Megan McCullough
Maria Munoz
Pajebouablai Vue
Stevie DeAnda
Mia Newton

Fourth Grade
All A's and B's
Madison Burnett
Katelyn Hines
Breanna Godwin
Lorenzo Pantoja
Eric Pritchard
Mathew Hicks
Gabriela Rojo
Michael Garcia
Joseph Edgley
Stephanie DeAnda
Uriel Estrada
Berenice Arana
Pagou Vue
Pheng Yang
Eduardo Avila
Glen Ellis
Victoria Keeton
Sabrina Stewart
Justin Davidson
Jimmy Lee
Sadie Rigdon
Zach Carranco
Hailey Sauvey
Nang Ly Lor
Dean Cain


Fifth Grade
All A's and B's
Dennis Jung
Steven Crews
Lance McCrary
-Farrah Muntz
Katie Carter
Sergio Jimenez
Bee Lor
Steven Rodriguez
Yesmin Salgado
Gastavo Toledo
Dean Cain


Kindergarten
Acosta, Susan
Alamia, Xavier
Albritton, Ayla
Anderson, Amiah.
Arroyo, Eduardo
Aviles, Andres
Bruno, Jessica
Carmona, Isaac
Carter, Arianna
Carter, Ethan
Castillo, Alexandra
Contreras, Jackie
Contreras-Ramirez, Sandra
Duarte, Leonel
Estrada, Ariel
Estrada, Javier
Galvez, Yamilet
Garcia, Melissa
Garza, Fabian
Gomez, Vicente
Guevara, Ana
Hernandez, Ana
Hill, Robert
Jackson, Lillie
Madison, Ayanna
Mason, Will
Melecio-Flores, Beatriz
Morace, Bobby
Norwood, Alauna
Ornelas, Adam
Rodriguez, Cesar
Rojas, Ademary
Salazar, Rigoberto
Sanchez, Lauren
Santellan-Mendez, Shaddai


Smith, Clayton
Smith, Jacob
Teran, Katie
Tyson, Wyatt
Valdiviez, Jesse
Vargas, Jennifer
Villa-Diaz, Jose
Wilson, Kyra

1st Grade
Calvillo, Leyda
Campbell, JacQuez
Castillo, Robert
Conley, Bridgette
Davis, Haylee
Derringer, William
Duisen, Ryan
Esquivel,Liliana
Figueroa, Deborah
Garcia, Monica
Guerrero, Juan
Luna-Muniz, Adelina
Macedo, Stephanie
McCoy,Madison
Molina, Guadalupe
Montero, Jose
Navarrette, Jehovani
Newton, Morgan
Norwood, Shauna
Pilkington, Jessie
Roberts, Peyton
Zamora, Judith

2nd Grade
Castaneda, Abigail
Cisneros, Esmeralda


Delarosa, Arianna
Esquivel, Jacob
Felix, Jose
Garcia, Araceli
Molina, Raul
Olmos, Kailee
Ortiz, Vanessa
Santiago, Dominga
Sinclair, Mary
Sotelo, Lisette
Torres, Omar
Zuniga, Danielle
Zuniga, Maria

3rd Grade
Alamia, Omar
Castanon, Leeanna
DeLaRosa, Clemente
Deloera, Erica
Deloera, Luis
Garcia, Armando
Garcia, Priscilla
Lopez, Azucena
Martinez, Christian
Smith, Emory
Trevino, Jessi
Velasco, Armando
Weems, Russell
White, Karley

4th Grade
Cao, Mike
Delarosa, Ricky
Derringer, Kimberly
Estrada, Pedro
Gough, Kendall


Letter To The Editor


Animal Rightist Would


Rather Sing To Cattle


I finally got around to reading the
Jan. 6, 2007 (vol. 20, issue 8) of
Cattle Today. I always read Baxter
Black and Lee Pitts first. This time
I commend Lee Pitts for having
provided information about Carrie
Underwood that I was not aware of
and I'm sure a great many people
were not aware of also. Nor had I
heard about the big uproar at the
National FFA Convention.
I commend the FFA members
who walked out on her perfor-
mance. At least they have the
courage to speak in action that she
should never have performed at the
convention and that they will not be
subject to someone who believes in


"singing to cows than eat them" (to
borrow from Mr. Pitts).
For whomever it was that booked
her that person/persons should
have their head examined and be
assigned to cleaning sale barns. I
realize that the FFA is all agricultur-
al including farming vegetables and
citrus, but beef is an important agri-
cultural product including pork,
chicken, and dairy.
While there is competition
between beef, pork and chicken
markets what is more important is
that a person of considerable influ-
ence is against the very people who
provided help, instruction, and yes,
fund for Carrie Underwood to have


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Holton, Blake
Hudgihs, Tracy
Jardine, Katie
Leal, Casey
Lindsey, Jakaysha
Luna-Muniz, Claudio
McNabb, Tara
Molina, Jorge
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Rios, Kayla
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'Heucetoth, Afngela
Knight, Brooke
Manresa, Christian
Platt, Clifton
Quezada, Nereyeda
Selph, Kaitlyn
Suarez, Esteban
Torres, Candice
Velazquez, Roberto


an opportunity to show a steer while
some more deserving youngin was-
n't able to, due to circumstances
beyond that youngin's control.
Bravo to those courageous FFA
members who stood up for what
they believe in and for not support-
ing a hypocrite who is also a very
misinformed and shallow animal
rightist.
I can assure those members that
there will never be a Carrie
Underwood song play on my radio
nor will there ever be any of her
music in my truck, barn or house.
Not even while I'm cleaning stalls
which is where (as far as I am con-
cerned) her and her music belongs,
in the manure pile. And I hope
many more as outraged as I am.

Sincerely,
Susi S. Delahoy
Owner/manager/labqter
Bar SD Ranch
Bowling Green


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


The American penny has been around since 1787. I read a report that
it costs the government 1.23 cents to manufacture a penny. There used to be
a half-penny, which was retired in 1857.
Some people today will bend over to pick up a dime but not a penny,
feeling the risk of hurting one's back is not worth a penny.
There is a lawmaker in Arizona who wants the government to stop
using the penny. I can live with or without the penny. And that's my two
cents worth.
Four homes in 100 in Florida have more than one generation living in
them, reports the January issue of Florida Trend.
Charlie Crist is off to a good start as Florida's new governor.
He wants a paper trial in all Florida elections. This is important to the
integrity of future elections in the state.
He also had a quick response to the recent tornadoes in central Florida
and has focused on property insurance. He established on office for open
government to handle questions of the Sunshine Law.
Charlie intends to be the "people's governor."
The Bowl-Of-Fun Lanes was built with eight bowling lanes in 1964 by
Pat Sims, who later sold the business to Franz Ullrich, who later sold the
Wauchula business to Loyd Ruland.
Larry and Jean Barwick bought the business in 1972 and have operat-
ed it since, in recent years with help from son Larry Jr.
The Barwicks expanded the bowling business to 12 lanes and added a
sports bar and enlarged the food/restaurant operation.
Larry Sr. said the business is for sale at the right price but does not
expect a change in ownership within the next year or so.
The Barwicks get quite a bit of business from the winter residents who
live in Hardee County and are very appreciative of their company and con-
tribution to the local economy.
Joshua Lee Altersberger, 19, who is accused of shooting and killing
Florida Highway Patrol officer Nick Sottile in Highlands County on Jan.
12, used to live in Hardee County before moving to Sebring.
Two weeks ago former patient Wanda Gunn made 15 pound cakes and
delivered them to the FINR employees who helped nurse her back to health.
She spent several months at FINR, arriving in a coma after a motorcycle
accident.
"I want FINR on the map. My mother-in-law Geraldine Long of Avon
Park took me there with the pound cakes, which were all flavors almond,
sour cream, butter, coconut and lemon. Wanda's husband is Jimmy Gunn.
The FINR employees who received pound cakes and enjoyed the
reunion with Wanda were Jeff, Debbie, Andrea, Rachella, Sherry, Jasmine,
Latisha, Kim, Michelle, Tina, Takisha, Anna, Danna, Laura and Gayle.
Wanda is making a good recovery and walks every day and also rides
a three-wheel adult tricycle which she recently bought used for $100.
The 11th Annual Wauchula Kiwanis Club Sporting Clays Shoot will be
held Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Charles and Mary Jane Matheny course on
Sweetwater Road east of Zolfo Springs.
The course consists of 10 stations and 80 shots. The cost is $45, with
lunch and refreshments included. A second round costs $30. For more
information contact Bob Hanchey or Lee Hawthorne at Wauchula State
Bank.
There are considered to be 744,000 homeless people in the United
States, reports the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Just over half
live in homeless shelters, and about one-fourth are chronically homeless.


Most are single adults, but about 41 percent are families.
Rev. Jimmy Morse, pastor of Celebration Fellowship Church meets at
Robarts Chapel in Wauchula, estimates Hardee County has 300 homeless
people.' Morse is also a leader in CHIRP, Christians Helping In Recovery
Process.
There will be a family circus Feb. 18-19 at the Peace River Park on
Hwy. 98 (Broadway) 1.5 miles east of Fort Meade. Shows are at 2 and 6
p.m. both days.
The Florida Railroad Museum on U.S. 301 in Parrish is having events
every weekend in February. Every Saturday and Sunday a 1930 steam tank
engine is pulling trains for people to ride.
On Feb. 10-11 there are antique tractors and old-fashioned hayrides.
Antique fire engines are on display Feb. 24 and diesel locomotives on Feb.
25. Admission price is $16. For more information call 877-869-0800 or
check www.frrm.org.
Kim Crawford was a star athlete at Hardee High School and now is
volleyball coach at South Florida Community College. She has joined the
effort to raise money for research in the fight against breast cancer.
Kim has never had breast cancer but had a best friend's mother and a
cousin's wife diagnosed with breast cancer.
Kim participated in a 3-day walk Oct. 13-15 in Tampa and raised
$2,600 toward breast cancer research.
Thurmon Bell of Wauchula is 78 and has killed 198 bucks in his long
hunting career, with 98 of them shot with a bow and arrow. He is one of the
best hunters in the history of the county.
Capital Baptist Church pastor Steve Reynolds in Annadale, Va., recent-
ly told his congregation that about 40 percent of them needed to lose
weight. "When you love potluck more than God, it's serious," Rev.
Reynolds was quoted by reporter Jacqueline Salmon of the Washington
Post in a Jan. 27 article printed in the Lakeland Ledger.
Reynolds disclosed he had recently lost 70 pounds by relying on God
and low carbohydrates and is trying to lead his followers into the growing
world of religious dieting. (The article did not say how many church mem-


bers were offended by his comments and are going to change churches.)
"Our body was given to us by God and for God. He s tne owner. We
need to take care of what He's given us."
Reynolds has joined a movement that started in Christianity and has
spread to some other religions, including Buddhism, Hindu, Muslim and
Jewish, wrote Salmon.
He says Christianity condemns overeating and gluttony. "Be not
among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: for the drunkard and the
glutton shall come to poverty," reads an Old Testament verse from the
Bible. The Koran advises, "Eat and drink and be not extravagant; surely He
does not love the extravagant."
One weight-loss plan is entitled "What would Jesus eat?"
Gwen Shablin, founder of Weigh Down Workshops, is quoted, "It is
about turning to God to fill up this yearning instead of the refrigerator."
Salmon wrote that "several recent studies have found that Christians
are fatter than those of other faiths. Baptists have the highest rates of obe-
sity 30 percent, according to a Purdue University study." The study's co-
author sociology professor Kenneth Ferraro speculates that many Baptists
traditionally avoid alcohol and tobacco and that could translate into higher
food consumption. He stated, "Baptists may find food one of the few
sources of earthly pleasure."
Rev. Reynolds said many Baptists are great cooks of Southern foods.
He said 14 months ago he was morbidly obese, 100 pounds overweight and
diabetic. "My belly was god." He quoted Matthew 16: "If any man wishes
to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow
me."
Reynolds took the verse to heart, denying his favorite treats such as
Southern cooking and late night bowls of ice cream, starting walking on a
treadmill and lifting weights, losing 70 pounds in 14 months and hoping to
lose 30 more. He has organized weekly support groups and scheduled a
chef to do low-fat cooking demonstrations between hymns and the sermon.
I don't know if Rev. Reynold's approach would work in south central
Florida churches. He might get slapped, accused of meddling and given a
one-way ticket out of town. Or maybe he has a point. Maybe I should go to
the YMCA and work out and throw out my Breyer's ice cream from the
freezer. I think I'll finish the carton first.

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BROOKLYN ELIZABETH
HOLCOMB
Brooklyn Elizabeth Holcomb, 5,
of Princeton, W.Va., died Thursday,
January 18, 2007.
Born Oct. 21, 2001, she was in
pre-school.
She is survived by her mother,
Sue Ann Griffin of Junction City,
Kan.; sisters Brittany Denise
Griffin of Bowling Green, Tiffany
Dahlee Griffin and Tabitha
Michelle Stewart, both of Junction
City, Kan., Kathryn Holcomb of
Princeton, W.Va., and Charlie Jones
of Statesboro, Ga.; maternal grand-
parents Ricky Allen Neal and
Helen Faye Neal of Wauchula; ma-
ternal great-grandmother, Evelyn
Neal of Indore, W.Va.; aunts Sandra
Lynn Stewart of Maysel, W.Va.,
Tammy Michelle Granados of Fort
Riley, Kan., and Ashley Nicole
Neal and Amber Dawn Neal, both
of Wauchula; and several other
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were private.
Carl Wilson Funeral Home
Clay, W.Va.

MARY ELIZABETH
SIZEMORE
Mary Elizabeth Sizemore, 86, of
Fort Meade, died, Sunday, Feb-
ruary 4, 2007, at her home.
Born May 4, 1920, in Fort
Meade, she was a lifetime resident,
a homemaker and of the Pente-
costal faith.
She is survived by her husband,
Carl Sizemore of Fort Meade; three
daughters, Kathryn Jean Hall and
Mary Hall Morales, both of Tampa,
and Elizabeth Ann Hall of Lake-
land; two sisters, Mildred Wilson of
Fort Meade and Lucille Hensley of
Bartow; five grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday evening
from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Services were Wednesday at 10
a.m. at the funeral home, followed
by.interment in the-Florida Nation-
al Cemetery in Bushnell.
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WALTER DANIEL
"DANNY" SMITH
Walter Daniel "Danny" Smith,
52, of Ocala, died Sunday, Feb-
ruary 4, 2007 in Ocala.
He was born Dec. 23, 1954 in
Fort Benning, Ga. and was raised
in Bowling Green and the sur-
rounding vicinity. He had a
clown ministry for children in
many churches and enjoyed
hunting. He was employed as a
grounds keeper for Highland
Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents,
W.M. and Anna Smith of Bowl-
ing Green; two sisters, Virginia
Smith of Mulberry, and Doriene
Brummett of Bowling Green;
and nieces and nephew, Jaime
and James Terrell and Dee
Brummett Wells.
Services will be held at noon
Thursday, Feb. 8 at Robarts
Garden Chapel with the Rev.
David Chafin officiating. Visita-
tion is one hour prior to the ser-
vice. Burial is in Bowling Green
Cemetery.



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JOHANNA P. LANGFORD
Johanna P. Langford, 82, of Sara-
sota, died Wednesday, January 30,
2007.
Born in Wauchula, Aug. 18,
1924, she moved to Sarasota from
Arcadia in 1961. She graduated
with a bachelor's degree from
Stetson and her R.N. from Emory
University. She retired from Sara-
sota Memorial Hospital in 1987.
She was a member of Covenant
Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband of
51 years, Badger Langford; two
sons, James L. Langford of Mount
Dora and William Langford of
Oviedo; one daughter, Janet Ham-
mond of Sarasota; and one sister,
Martha Aug of St. Petersburg.
Graveside services were held on
Feb. 5, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Wau-
chula Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to
Sunnyside Foundation, 5201 Bahia
Vista St.., Sarasota, FL 34232
Parker Funeral Home
Sarasota


WALTER DANIEL
"DANNY" SMITH
Walter Daniel "Danny" Smith,
52, of Ocala, died Sunday, Feb-
ruary 4, 2007 in Ocala.
He was born Dec. 23, 1954 in
Fort Benning, Ga. and was raised in
Bowling Green and the surround-
ing vicinity. He had a clown min-
istry for children and enjoyed hunt-
ing. He was employed as a grounds
keeper for Highland Memorial Park
Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents,
W.M. and Anna Smith of Bowling
Green; two sisters, Virginia Smith
of Mulberry, and Doriene Brum-
mett of Bowling Green; and nieces
and a nephew.
Services will be held at noon
(Thursday), Feb. 8 at Robarts
Garden Chapel with the Rev. David
Chafin officiating. Visitation is one
hour prior to the service. Burial is
in Bowling Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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THOMAS EDWARD
"ED" SNYDER ]R.
Thomas Edward "Ed" Snyder
Jr., 88, of Bowling Green, went
to be with the Lord on Tuesday,
January 30, 2007.
He had lived in Bowling Green
for 20 years, spending his sum-
mers in Kalkaska and Man-
celona, Mich. He was born Nov.
6, 1918 in Mansfield, Ohio to
Thomas E. Sr. and Freda C.
Snyder. He traveled with his
family in 1935 from Michigan
to Alaska, settling as pioneers in
a tent city in the Matanuska
Valley. He was a World War II
veteran serving in the U.S. Army,
a real estate appraiser and rail-
road engineer.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, his beloved wife,
Eva, one brother, William D.
Snyder and one sister, Margie
Snyder.
He is survived by three sons,
Bill Snyder of Great Falls,
Mont., John Snyder of Kalkaska,
Mich., and Tom Snyder of An-
chorage, Alaska; one sister, Joan
Holt of Mercedes, Texas, and
three grandchildren.
Burial will take place at a later
date in Evergreen Cemetery in
Kalkaska, Mich.



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JUANITA "TEETER"
GORUM
Juanita "Teeter" Gorum, 76, died
Saturday, February 3, 2007, at her
residence in Bartow.
A native of Mobile, Ala., she was
a resident of the Fort Meade area
for over 50 years. She was a sec-
tionizer for Ben Hill Griffin Citrus
for many years. She was of the
Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by her husband of
57 years, Henry Gorum; two sons,
Ricky Gorum of Fort Meade and
Gary Gorum of Bartow; three
daughters, Sheila Filyaw and
Sharon Tillman, both of Mulberry,
and Sandra Barber of Lake Alfred;
two sisters, Lucille Carnley and
Viola Colvin both of Fort Meade;
14 grandchildren; and 16 great-
grandchildren.
The family received friends from
6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at
McLean Funeral Home. Funeral
services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
6, at the funeral home. Interment
followed in Fort Meade Evergreen
Cemetery.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

L. RUPERT WILLS
L. Rupert Wills, 88, of Lake
Buffum, died Friday, February 2,,
2007, at Lake Wales Medical
Center.
He was owner/operator of Super-
ior Roofing Inc. and Seneca Iron
Works Inc. in Hallendale. He was a
Baptist, a member of Masonic
Lodge #121 in Bowling Green.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Evelyn Verenamonte Flana-
gan Wills.
Survivors include one daughter,
Beverly Wills and husband Mike of
Bradenton; two sons, Rupert Wills
and wife Terrie Allen of Liberty
S.C., and David Wills and wife
Linda of Cooper City; five grand-
children, Kerri Wills of Washing-
ton, D.C., Elizabeth Darty and
Roger Darty, both of Bowling
Green, and Dustin Darty. and
Timothy Darty, both of Ona; and
two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thursday) at
the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m.
followed by services at 2 p.m.
Interment will follow at Bowling
Green Cemetery.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


THOMAS EDWARD "ED"
SNYDER JR.
Thomas Edward "Ed" Snyder Jr.,
88, of Bowling Green, died Tues-
day, January 30, 2007.
He had lived in Bowling Green
for 20 years, spending his summers
in Kalkaska and Mancelona, Mich.
He was born Nov. 6, 1918, in
Mansfield, Ohio, to Thomas E. Sr.
and Freda C. Snyder. He was an
Alaskan pioneer in 1935. He was a
World War II veteran serving in the
U.S. Army, a real estate appraiser
and railroad engineer.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, his wife, Eva, one brother,
William D. Snyder and one sister,
Margie Snyder.
He is survived by three sons, Bill
Snyder of Great Falls, Mont., John
Snyder of Kalkaska, Mich., and
Tom Snyder of Anchorage, Alaska;
one sister, Joan Holt of Mercedes,
Texas, and three grandchildren.
Burial will take place at a later
date in Evergreen Cemetery in
Kalkaska, Mich.
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February 8, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Hardee Advances In Playoffs


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their tails.
-Max Eastman


You're not 40, you're 18 with 22
years experience.
-Author Unknown


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats won their
quarterfinal playoff game Monday
night.
With the victory, the Wildcats
move on to the semi-final round on
Friday night.
As host team, Hardee had the
option of the early or late game,
and opted to play at 7:30 Friday.
The second-seeded 'Cats will face
the winner of Tuesday's late quar-
terfinal game between third-seeded
Sarasota Booker and sixth-seeded
S~bring.
The 'alternate quarterfinal game
Tuesday featured fourth-seeded
Palmetto against fifth-seeded Avon
Park. The winner of that game will
tackle top-seeded DeSoto at 6 p.m.
Friday night. The semi-final game
winners will meet in the champi-
onship game at 7 p.m. Saturday.
A new feature this year is a three-
point shootout, with the winner
advancing to the regional rounds.
Weston Palmer and Jermaine King
will represent Hardee in the


shootout, which will be held at 6
p.m. Saturday, an hour before the
championship game.
Hardee had a relatively easy time
in Monday night's game against
seventh-seeded Braden River,
whose only district victory this year
was against Hardee on Nov. 20
before most of the varsity was
available from the football field.
The Pirates are a new team in the
district, in only its third year of
operation, thus having only juniors,
sophs and frosh on its squad.
Hardee won the tip-off, from St.
Fort to Pace, but a turnover gave
the ball to Braden River. The
Pirates were unable to capitalize on
it. On its next offensive series,
Hardee used crisp inside-out pass-
ing to get the ball to St. Fort for the
first points of the game. On an
inbounds play shortly afterward,
Palmer fed St. Fort and the 6-5
player used his height for the two-
pointer.
After junior Mike Romero scored
for the Pirates, Palmer found Pace
on an inbounds play. He got the


shot and free throw to put Hardee
up 7-2. Pirate junior Kal Almadani
found the three-point range to cut
the Hardee lead to 7-5 and Romero
sank a pair of free throws to tie the
game.
It was tied again at 9-9 before
Hardee forged ahead to stay.
Palmer nailed two foul shots, King
dropped a shot in the hole. In the
waning seconds, Palmer threw to
King who sank the shot and got
fouled for a three-point play. By the
end of the first period, Hardee had
an 18-11 advantage.
From that advantage, Hardee
went on to handily win the game,
moving to a 39-21 halftime advan-
tage and beginning to get reserves
in the game. By the time the game
ended 62-38, Hardee had put in
four players brought up from the
junior varsity on Friday. Ladarius
Pace, Luke Juarez, Ezayi Youyoute
and Antjuan Jones enjoyed their
moments in the spotlight as they
began to experience varsity action.
"You can't take for granted any
team. They're a good young team.


They stayed for us for a while but
we had the senior leadership and
height advantage," commented
Dickey after the game.
Romero and Mike Egloff led
Braden River with a dozen points
apiece and Almadani added 10.
St. Fort and King were twin lead-
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apiece. Louis added a dozen,
Palmer a half dozen, Pace five,
Virgile and Simmons two apiece
and Pete Solis one-of-two at the
charity stripe.
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scenes workhorse with 10 assists, a
pair of steals and four rebounds. St.
Fort had seven rebounds and a
blocked shot and King had four
apiece of rebounds and assists and
a blocked shot. Louis and Pace
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Dinner Honors Teachers, School Personnel Of Year


Schools Superintendent Dennis Jones congratulates District School-Related Employee of the
Year Revona Yeager (left) and District Teacher of the Year Chrysta Chancey (right).


Honored as Teachers of the Year were (front, from left) Regan Davenport, Chrysta Chancey and
Meredith Durastanti; (back) Francisca Olvera, Sue Boyette, Melissa Massey and Michelle
Shepard.


Recognized as School-Related Employees of the Year were (front, from left) Teresa Brandeberry,
Susan Brewer, Revona Yeager, Margaret Patino and Patsy Naranjo; (back) Shirley Roberts,
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When Sherry White Ministries gained possession of the building,
it was filled to the ceiling with items which had no value to the
owner. The ministry sold the items in a yard sale to raise money
for the home.


Community members continue to donate their time to the
remodeling of Lydia's House. The ministry is still in need of vol-
unteers. Contact Sherry White Ministries to help.


Superintendent Robert Hackleman of Lavon Cobb Construc-
tions is the project manager of the home. Above he is pictured
with Sherry White and the construction plans. He oversees the
project and ensures the renovations are being done according
to code.


Pictured above is the future Lydia's House at 601 Florida Ave.,
Wauchula.


Ministry Aims To


Meet County Need


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
In 2005, $446,340 came from the
pockets of Hardee County residents
to support single teenage mothers.
Some shake their heads at this
statistic and complain about the
demoralization of society. Others,
though, attempt to fix the problem.
Sherry White Ministries is one of
the latter.
The 21-year-old ministry is once
again seeking to "cure" corruption
through the presentation of the
Gospel, the reading and application
of biblical truths and the belief that,
through Jesus Christ, destructive
cycles can be broken.
The non-profit ministry is in the
process of opening up a women's
home called Lydia's House. A
building has already been donated
to the ministry by Gary Delatorre.
Sherry White Ministries received
the burden to help suffering women
after watching God change the
lives of women living in prisons,
youth detention centers and drug
rehabilitation centers, but then hav-


ing to leave the women to return to
terrible situations. The ministry felt
the need to provide a place for
women to focus on changing their
lifestyle through a Christian pro-
gram.
Lydia's House will serve unwed
expectant mothers, women coming
out of abusive relationships and
possibly women being released
from delinquent centers or prison.
Sherry White explains that when
determining a woman's eligibility
for admittance to the house, "it is
not so much the woman's condi-
tion, as it is her willingness to com-
mit to a Christian program".
Once the home is opened, it will
house up to 12 women over the age
of 18 who will live in the home for
a minimum of three months.
The house will have four bed-
rooms, two bathrooms, office space
and a large living area. There will
be two bunk beds in three of the
rooms for women to sleep in, as
well as a bedroom and bathroom
for the live-in house mother.
The ministry does not plan to
charge the women, however there


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will be strict requirements, respon-
sibilities and rules the women must
follow. Each woman will have her
own chores, attend Bible studies
-and church and have a schedule to
follow which will be created by the
house director, Rachel Chapa.
Most importantly, the girls will
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ty which has already supported
them.
Lydia's House is entirely
Christian-based. It is not faith-
based because it is pertinent to the
ministry to have the freedom to use
only the Bible and biblical truths to
help the women. However, by
choosing to be Christian-based, the
project forfeits any government
funding and therefore is completely
dependent on donations.
Community members, business-
es and churches have played a large
role inthe progress the home has
already made. Delatorre donated
the three-year lease on the building
at 601 Florida Ave. in exchange for
renovations.
Buddy Rogers from World.
Harvest & Restoration Ministries in
Avon Park donated a 15-passenger
van to transport the women. Both
hardware stores in town, Mid-
Florida Hardware and Ace Hard-
ware, have donated much of the
building materials for the renova-
tions to be made. However, materi-
als are still needed.
From the beginning, one of the
ministry's greatest desires has been
to have a beautiful yard for the
Women living at Lydia's House.
Thanks to Matt Knight of Prime
Environmental Landscaping, this
has become a reality. Knight has
donated the time and materials to
landscape the premises.
Another need which has been
taken care of is the kitchen furnish-
ings. Cabinetry by Danny Sim-
mons, of Sebring, has recently
decided to donate new cabinets and
countertops to Lydia's House.
While the community has
already made many contributions
to the new home, the ministry's
most imminent need is elbow
grease. The ministry is asking com-
munity members to donate their
time to help renovate the home.
The home is open Monday through
Friday and is open for volunteers
all hours of the day.
The ministry is welcoming day
and night workers. To help reno-
vate the home, simply call Sherry
White at 245-1184 to confirm the
home is open and materials are
available.
The community is already step-
ping up to support the new home.
Currently, two boys in Bowling
Green, Joshua Sargent and Joseph
Adams, are planning to host a
"Have a Heart" bike ride in-
Bowling Green to raise funds for
Lydia's House. The bike ride is
scheduled for Feb. 17. For more
information, contact Sargent at
375-9913.
The ministry is hoping churches,
organizations and community
.members will sponsor a room in the
house and provide furnishings,
appliances and decorations. Mem-
bers of the community can also'
contribute to the Sherry White.
Ministries account at Wauchula
State Bank to cover utility bills and
house necessities.
To find out more about Sherry
White Ministries and how to help
Lydia's House, contact the ministry
by calling White at 245-1184 or e-
mailing her at sherrywhitemi-
nistries@hotmail.com. The min-
istry's web site is www.swmin-
istries.com and the mailing address
is P.O. Box 2566, Wauchula, Fl.
33873.
Once Lydia's House is open,
tours will be given to the communi-
ty on Friday afternoons. During this
time, the women will be taken into
town to purchase necessities. Since
the women will not be employed,
the ministry will use the funds pro-
vided by the community to assist
the women whose families cannot
provide them with resources.


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to the ministry for the women's transportation.


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significant rainfall in most areas. The cold temperatures caused freezes over
most of the Panhandle and northern Peninsula and in some central
Peninsula localities. Other central Peninsula and some southern Peninsula
localities reported frosts. Temperatures averaged from normal in Miami to
eight degrees below normal in Pensacola. Most daytime highs ranged from
the 50s to the 80s. Most nighttime lows ranged from the 30s to the 50s with
Miami reporting most lows in the 60s. Strong storms at the end of the week
brought needed moisture to many Panhandle and Peninsula localities.
Rainfall for the week ranged from about a half inch in some southern
Peninsula areas to over seven inches in Bronson. Storms, caused by a cold
front clashing with moist tropical air, spawned deadly tornados on February
2, 2007 in some central Peninsula localities. The tornadoes caused consid-
erable damage to people, homes, and buildings in Lake, Seminole, and
Volusia counties.
FIELD CROPS
Freezing temperatures stopped the growth of most small grains in the
Panhandle and northern Peninsula. Heavy rainfall slowed some sugarcane
harvesting around Lake Okeechobee with most on schedule. Heavy rains
caused some field erosion, especially in some Panhandle localities. Topsoil


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and subsoil moisture supplies improved in nearly all areas with the rainfall.
A few southern Peninsula localities received only minor rainfall for the
week with some areas reporting very short to short soil moisture. Rains
across the Panhandle and northern Peninsula increased most soil moisture
with supplies rated mostly adequate to surplus. Elsewhere, soil moisture is
mostly adequate.
Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 10 10 2 15 7 1
Short 35 43 30 35 40 36
Adequate 40 47 55 40 52 56
Surplus 15 0 13 10 1 7
VEGETABLES
While most areas experienced near freezing temperatures during the
first part of the week, no major damage was reported. The wet weather near
the end of the week slowed vegetable harvests across the central and south-
ern Peninsula. Overhead sprinkling for freeze protection and the rains
reduced the quality of mature strawberries and the volume marketed. The
ripening of immature berries should help improve volume over the next
seven to ten days. Producers used freeze covers and overhead irrigation to
protect most vegetables from the cold; however, the cold temperatures
caused some spotty leaf burn on beans, potatoes, squash, and sweet corn.
Southern Peninsula tomatoes received no significant leaf damage.
However, heavy rains and wind-borne sand in some fields knocked off
some blooms and bruised some fruit, which will negatively impact future
tomato yields. Heavy rains in the Hastings area flooded some potato fields
with some seed uncovered; however, producers drained fields and covered
seed back up when the mud dried enough to allow human and heavy equip-
ment movement. Vegetables marketed during the week included snap
beans, cabbage, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole,
lettuce, parsley, peppers, radishes, squash, strawberries, ard tomatoes.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Statewide, pasture condition ranges from very poor to good. In the
Panhandle areas, pasture condition is poor to excellent. Winter forage has
not performed to normal expectations due to dry conditions through
December.and due to cold fronts since January 1st. Cloudy conditions have
added to the lack of grass growth. The water level in stock ponds in sever-
al locations is rising following ample rains. In the northern areas, pasture
condition is very poor to fair due to cold and poor growing conditions
throughout January. In the central areas, pasture condition is poor to good.
In the southwest areas, pasture condition is very poor to fair due to drought.
Statewide, cattle condition ranges from very poor to good with most in fair
condition.
cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 5 10
Poor 10 10 30 20
Fair 45 40 55 45
Good 40 44 10 25
Excellent 0 1 0 0
CITRUS
The week was marked by the coldest morning temperatures of the win-
ter as two cold fronts passed through the State. Early in the week, lows
reached the low to mid-30s in all citrus areas with light ground frost report-
ed in scattered locations. No damage or loss to fruit or emerging bloom
buds was reported. Relatively high temperatures returned quickly ranging
from 80 degrees on the west coast to 83 degrees in the southern-most citrus
areas. Reports of bloom on orange varieties continue with all areas in vari-
ous stages of bloom. Another strong front passed through the State late in
the week with strong winds and heavy rainfall. Damaging winds from super
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ZSES Top Cats Rewarded


COURTESY PHOTOS
Zolfo Springs Elementary School recently held its "Cat's Meow" Award ceremony where it pre-
sented Top Cat Awards to students outstanding in citizenship and work effort. Kindergarten win-
ners include (front row, from left) Marco Velasco, Amari DeLeon, Darby Sanders, Jamie
Richardson, Katie Dayfert, Vanesa Rios and Luis Angeles; (middle row) Jared Rickett, Juan
Castillo, Charles Workman, Cody Patterson, Tommy Garcia, and Gabrielle Willis; (back row)
Angela Baez and Logan Albritton.


:n Jan. 19, these first graders received the Top Cat Award; (front row, from left) Milagros Estrada,
Maria Reyes, Lovely Lee, Brandon Medrano and Yessenia Lagunas; (back row) Trevor Workman,
!Christian Hernandez, Armando Velasco, Jasmine Sanchez, Francisco Gonzales and Michaela
,Blasingain.
3n Jan'. 19, these first graders received the Top Cat Award; (front row, from left) Milagros Estrada,
*Maria Reyes, Lovely Lee, Brandon Medrano and Yessenia Lagunas; (back row) Trevor Workman,
[Christian Hernandez, Armando Velasco, Jasmine Sanchez, Francisco Gonzales and Michaela
IBlasingain.


Third Graders receiving the Top Cat Award this nine-week period include (front row, from left)
Mateo Gomez, Ambar Mendoza, Samantha Delatorre and Nolan Bonett; (back row) Jessica
Martinez, Elizabeth Montero, Sheyla Medina, Blert Camili and Ruben Olmos.


At the award ceremony fourth graders (front row, from left) Colton Albritton, Pagou Vue, Dean
Cain and Marvin Williams; (back row) Narciso Valdez, Mireya Aguirre, Omal Saldivar, Angelica
Montanez, Norma Serrano and Mateo Macedo received the Top Cat Award.


Fifth graders to receive the Top Cat Award this nine weeks at Zolfo Springs Elementary include
(front row, from left) Brooke Shelton, Lindsay Clark, Yasmin Carbajal and Bee Lor; (back row)
Cleston Sanders, Deanna Sanchez, Silvia Alvarez and Cha Lor.


Each teacher periodically chooses two students from his or her class. Second graders to receive
this award include (front row, from left) Carl Atkins, Jason Alcoser, Harley Bishop, Gustavo Villalva
and Chris Williams; (back row) Maranda Hunt, Elizabeth Ysasi, Ellen Bivens, Juan Lazaro and
Diana Izaguirre.
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NOTICE
REQUEST FOR VARIANCE
All interested persons are hereby notified that Lawrence J. & Mary
Martell are requesting a variance to construct two (2) quadraplex-
es on their property that is located at 827 E. Oak Street. The
property is legally described as:
S 167.55 FT OF E 216.52 FT OF SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF
NW 1/4 0334S 25 E 421P171 428P399 465P292
609P568 629P1302 662P711
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, February 19, 2007 at
5:30 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday, March
12, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., at the City Commission Chambers, 225 E.
Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested per-
son(s) will be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Board or Commission with
respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of
the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record
is made.
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The Real Florida
By Dorothy Harris
State Park Ranger


HJHS Final Game Tonight


OLD-TIMEY CONCERT COMING UP
What do you get when you mix nine people, a banjo, mandolin, auto-
harp, fiddle, harmonica, bass and a,couple of guitars? Place it under a vel-
vet night sky with a sprinkling of st. -., the smoky aroma and sounds of a
crackling fire and the occasional hoot of an owl. Add it all up and you've
got a night of delightful music at Highlands Hammock State Park.
On Feb. 17 beginning at 7 p.m. the Friends of Highlands Hammock
will welcome the return of the Back Porch Revival and their friends, the
Darlin' Corey band. If you joined us last year for the first annual Heritage
Social BBQ at the park, you have already enjoyed the great mountain bal-
lads and traditional tunes from the Back Porch Revival's Old-Time String
Band.
This year they return for our "Music in the Park" concert in the picnic
area. Their sweet and sassy old-time music is loaded with bounce and
humor.
Back Porch Revival is a five-piece group that has performed together
for over 15 years, including several times at the prestigious Florida Folk
Festival. In 1995, they were honored by the folk music community as the
top vocal group at the Pioneer Florida Old-Time Music Championship.
Again in 1996, they took this honor at this yearly competition held in Dade
City.
The band features Jim Robertson on the fiddle, guitar and lead vocals.
Jim's wife, Melanie, plays an old-time failing banjo, while Melanie's
brother, John McClure, plays the mandolin, occasional autoharp and har-
monica. John's wife, Ginger, plays the Appalachian lap dulcimer and pro-
vides backup vocals along with the rest of the group.
Their strong rhythms will be sure to get your toes tapping with their
award-winning traditional folk music.
Darlin' Corey, which has been featured at South Florida Community
-College, Disney, and the Sebring Art Festival, will also perform on this
night, featuring traditional and contemporary tunes. You can expect to hear
bluegrass, Celtic, country and, of course, old-time mountain string band
styles. Jim and Melanie will switch over to this group, with Jim performing
on the fiddle and Melanie the claw hammer banjo.
Melanie learned this unique style as an apprentice to a master artist
under the sponsorship of the Florida Bureau of Folklife and has been fea-
tured at the Florida Folk Festival and on National Public Radio.
Melanie and Jim will be joined by fellow musicians Scott Church and
Steve Hurst. Scott will play guitar and provide lead vocals. Expect virtuoso
guitar solos and a unique rhythm style from his performance. Steve Hurst,
who has performed with bluegrass bands throughout south Florida, will
perform on the bass.
This will be a wonderful night of old-time string band music under the
stars.
We encourage you to load up some lawn chairs and blankets, grab a
flashlight and pack a picnic basket or plan to purchase dinner at the
Hammock Inn. Admission to the concert is $5 per person. Accompanied
children age 16 and under are always admitted free of charge.
All concert proceeds benefit park improvement projects and provide a
wonderful way to relax and enjoy the arts. We hope that you will come on
out for this unique musical experience, out here in the Real Florida.



Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
The junior high boys beat DeSoto for the second time this season. In first row (left to right) are Dillon Rabon, KeShawn Rivers,
Jajuan Hooks, Deonte Evans and Andrew Hooks; in middle row, Tre' Anderson, Jake Mayer, Quinton Carlton, Jarrius Lindsey and
DVonte Hooks; in back, head coach Carl Coleman, Dylan Justice, Kalan Royal, Justin Bromley, Scott Donaldson and manager
Justin Fones; missing are assistant coach Bryan Pelham and Kyle Bodeck.


This column is from DecemAber, but
was not received by this newspaper
until this week because of a com-
puter problem.
PRAYERS NEEDED
We need to pray for Bob Sears
Family and for Mary Thomason his
sister-in-law with the death of Bob
Sears. Bob Sears did a lot for the
park, shuffleboard, baking meals,
and was liked by everyone. We
need to pray for everyone's health
as we never now when it well one
of us that God takes home.
COFFEE KLATCH
The new people in the park this
week are Jay and Nancy O'Don-
nell, Wolf and Irene Lundquist,
Pierre Gagne', Mike and Linda
Reeled, Jim and Lenore Scott,
Vaughn and Thaana Adams, Leo
and Manuel Stacy.
: Jim and Audrey Lasher, and
Eddie and Dean Hammond had
anniversaries. The birthdays are Iris
Smith and Betty Vineyard.
SThe 50/50 was won by Arlene
Anderson and the gift certificates
were won by Grace Moore, Ruth
Brunger, Gerri Geraci, Vaughn
Adams, Jan Custer, Gordon Lauver,
Marge Page, Ben Gates, Doug
Culp, Carol Cassidy, Don Dobber-
stien, Bob Bell and Paul Hussey,
Connie Fowler, me, Elaine Hoog-
kamp, and Larry Callis were the
lucky ones this week.
PROGRESS EUCHRE
We had fun playing euchre and
we had six tables. The high man
was Walt Broadworth with 74
points, runner-up man was Ward
Vermulen with 69 points, and the
low man was Carlos Dennis with
50 points. The high woman was me
with 81 points, the runner-up was
Joyce Bates with 70 points and the
low woman was Edna Broadworth
with 46 points. The Most Loners
was won by Gorden Lantz with
five. Under the table was Eunice
Franks.
BID EUCHRE
Tuesday, we had four tables. The
men's winner was Cloyce Swisher
with 200 points and low man was
gecil Banister with 76 points. The
High woman was Edna Broadworth
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was Joyce Pearsall with 100 points.
The moon shots were Harry
Cassidy and me with one-moon
shot each.
Thursday, we had four tables and
the winner of the men was Dave
Murphy with 226 points and the
low men was Dave Dobberstein
with 39 points. The high woman
was me with 201 points and the low
woman was Eunice Franks with 74
points. Joyce Pearsall had one
moon shot.
SHUFFLEBOARD
The winners of the in park tour-
naments winning first place were
France Smith and Joan Bell with
second place going to Carl Harmon
and Marge Page.
Thursday we went to Avion
Palms for shuffleboard park tourna-
ments. The women won four and
lost 20 and the men won seven and
lost 13. We had good weather and
had a lot of fun and they served us
a real good lunch.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
The Hardee Junior High School Lady Wildcats battle for every point. Kneeling (from left) are manager Destiny McClellan, Elvira
Servin, Yvette Cisneros, Daisha Blandin, Savannah Hagans and Courtney Buckley; in back, assistant coach Beth Sasser, Artrice
Hines, Lacey Garza, Kara Norris, Paige Massey, Ali Holle, Yesenia Vargas, Kate Krause, Summer Palmer, assistant Savanah Palmer
and head coach Regan Davenport.


Monday, February 5


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If you fail to register, your place on the team
will not be held for you.


BASEBALL
Dixie MaJors must be 11 on or before April 30. 2007
and not 13 before May 1, 2007.
Dbde Boys must be 13 on or before April 30. 2007
and not 16 before May 1. 2007.
Boys who are league age 15 can not be on the RH(l JV or Varsity team and will
not be allowed to pitch. 15 yr. olds will not be eligible for All-tar selection.


Dixie Majors
Friday, March 9 at 8:30pm
(or immediately following game)
Field 1 George Heine Field


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Saturday, March 10 at 9:00am
at Farr Field


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Saturday, March 3 at 2:00pm
at the Hardee County Recreation Complex


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SOFTBALL

Dixie Ponytails/AngeIs (12 and under) must be 9 on
or before April 30. 2007 (8 yr. olds are also eligible and encouraged to sign up
because we will attempt to create two separate leagues, a 10 and under Angel only team
next season) and must not be 13 before May 1. 2007.
Dixie Pongtails 12 and under Itnalilion team
(must attend tryout for transition team). ihis team will play other
teams in our district during the season and will also play games
against the older Dixie Belleo team here. Contact Doug Knight.
Dixie Belle must be 13 on or before April 30, 2007 and
must not be 16 before May 1. 2007.


Parents must register their child and show a birth certificate to validate child's league age.
Checks payable to Hardee County Youth Sports (HCYS)

All those registering for the first time in a league must attend tryouts. If a returnee you must register.


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Thursday, February 8,2007


PAGE ONE


Rain Shortens Machine Pitch Week,


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A rainy Friday cancelled Youth
Sports schedules.
At the end of Thursday night, the
standings had changed little.
The unbeaten Culligan Water
Conditioning Braves held onto the


top spot with a 5-0 record, with the
Lake Branch Dairy White Sox
close behind at 5-1-1.
Behind them are the Jack See
Construction Devil Rays, the
Sunshine Foliage World Marlins,
Hardee Fire-Rescue Yankees,
Hardee Petroleum Rangers, Scott


Softball At Mulberry Tonight


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 Hardee softball season
begins in earnest tonight (Thurs-
day).
A double-header at Mulberry will
get things going, with the junior
varsity playing at 5:30 and the var-
.sity about 7:30.
Next week's game are home
;Tuesday for a visit from Sebring
and varsity-only encounters on
Thursday at 4 p.m. in Lakeland vs.
Santa Fe Catholic and Friday at 5
p.m. at home against Lakeland
Christian.
First-year coach Liz Lenhart said
the pre-season Classic games at
DeSoto last week gave her and fel-
low coaches a chance to find out
more about their players. They lost
the Tuesday match-up against Avon
Park 14-4 as they used ;I1l v;osiv
and junior varsity piny1: -
them in a game situation.
By Thursday's game against
DeSoto, Lenhart had almost divid-
ed her squad and the junior varsity,
which came along to cheer. "The


second game was a vast improve-
ment. All of the varsity got in and
junior varsity players Paige Clark
and Heather St. Johns also spent
some time in the game.
"We left the bases loaded three
times and this is something we'll
have to work on. I was pleased
when Amber Steedley hit a stand-
up triple," summed up Lenhart. She
and Linda Arrendonda will direct
the varsity while Sarah Lenhart and
Aimee Dellepere will handle the
junior varsity team.
After last week's games, Lenhart
named varsity players, Cynthia
Briseno, Jamie Buckley, Kristina
Garcia, Danielle Hines, Casey
Johnson, Bethany Lang, Lindsey
Moye, Chelsea Owens, Miranda
Powell, Lola Rivera, Krystin Rob-
ertson, Lenora Shoffner, Amber
Steedley and Chelsey Steedley.
)i the JV squad are Clarke, St.
lohn, Kim Cason, Paige Avery,
Caitlin Chason, Alivia Daniels,
Kaitlyn Hanshaw, Halley Marshall,
Kale Pella, Lindy Rossman, Lucy
Ruiz and Marisa Shivers.


Only 3 Games In Minors


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Friday night rains drowned out
the double-header which would
have completed the usual week for
the 2007 Hardee County Youth
Sports Minors.
The Minors, or AAA, teams
stayed relatively close but the
Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Red Sox
cemented their 6-0 lead with a pair
of.victories.
In second place are the 4-1 Vols
Cubs, followed by the C&B Cattle
Yankees, Pete's Pharmacy Athletics
(A's), CP Industries White Sox and
KMW Photo Devil Rays.
The Red Sox took their first win
of the week on Monday with a 15-
2 whipping of the White Sox.
Zack Battles homered and Cody
Spencer, Roby Paris and Tomas
Gomez each doubled for the Red
Sox. Paris was the only triple-score
batter. Gomez added twin tallies
and Marcus Battles, Zack Battles,
Spencer, Keith Powell, Kyle Stone,
Andrew Hagans, Kenneth Vargas
and Juan Martinez chipped in with
a run apiece.
Jordan and Alex Clarke put back-
to-back scores on the board in the
second inning for the White Sox.
Mario Deleon was stranded all
three times he came to bat. Hunter
Bryan, Cesar Fimbres, Cierra Lee,
Naomi Rivers and Zack Carranco
were also left on base.
In Tuesday night's game, the
Cubs nipped the Yanks 5-4.
Tyler Hewett got the Cubs started
with a double in the first inning,


scoring on an error.
Bradley Brewer was caught com-
ing home in the second inning,
leaving Dylan Norwood and
Cleston Sanders stranded. How-
ever, in the third inning, Jordon
Jones, Aaron Harrison, Hewett and
Kendall Gough all came around to
score, with Brewer and Norwood
left aboard.
The Yankees briefly led the game
in the top of the first when Tyler
Helms singled and rode home on a
Seth McGee single and an error.
Tucker Albritton and Cain Roman
scored in the second inning, helped
by a Chris Keller singled and Dylan
Salas double. The final Yankee
score came in the third inning,
when McGee doubled, went to
third on an error and came home on
a Pat Carlton hit.
On Thursday night, the Red Sox
again dominated, taking the A's.12-
2.
Hagans was the only two-score
battery for the Red Sox. Spencer
was the only two-hit batter, with a
triple and single. Keith Powell dou-
bled. Coming around to score once
each were the Battles brothers,
Marcus and Zack, Spencer, Gomez,
Powell, Paris, William McClelland,
Conner Crawford, Martinez and
Vargas.
Leadoff batter Austin Altman
scored in the first inning for the A's.
Frank Farias added another run in
the third inning, helped by a Jake
Deanda hit. Jose Gonzales, Marco
Briones and Ruben Olmos were
stranded.


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Hardcastle State Farm Insurance
Cardinals and the Elks Club Giants.
Action last week began with
Monday's double-header. In the
opener, the Braves bombed the
Devil Rays 17-3.
Hayden Lindsey led the Braves
attack with a homer, double and
single for triple tallies. Cody
Cumbee also circled the bases three
times on consecutive singles.
Dakota Altman and Landon
Albritton each touched home twice,
and solo scores were added by
Abby Clark, Carol Allison, Hunter
Scranton, Tanner Carlton, Jason
Alamia, Parker Carlton and Jax
Ullrich.
Kyle Hewett doubled twice and
came around to cross home plate
each time for the Devil Rays.
Leadoff batter Austin Garcia had
the other tally. A Sarah Welch triple
went for naught as she was left at
third base. Jhett See singled to
score Hewett but was unable to get
the rest of the way home himself.
In the Monday nightcap, the
Yanks downed the Giants 6-1.
Kyle Choate and Isaac Flores
each put a pair of runs on the board
for the Yankees. Tirease Morris and
Wyatt Zeigler, who homered, added
solo scores. Morris, Keith Choate
and Zeigler were left on the basepa-
ths.
Justin Herrin singled twice but
only touched home once for the
Giants. Samuel Perez doubled but
was out trying to get farther. Chase
Benton and Quinton Stone both
singled twice and were left on base.
Tuesday's early game was an 8-3
victory for the White Sox over the
Cardinals.
Brandon Franks triple and home-
red, scoring twice for the White
Sox. Abel Villarreal doubled and
singled and came home twice.
Joseph Crawford, Jaquez Camp-
bell, Litzy Vargas and Taylor
Graham each touched home once.
Matthew Lake had a pair of hits
and tallies for the Cardinals.
Michael Kujawski added another
run. Johnnie Brown almost made it
was but caught coming home.
Mason Block was stranded.
In the Tuesday late game, the
Marlins outlasted the Rangers 7-6.
Garrett Norris put the first run on
the board for the Marlins. In the
second inning, Gabrielle Allen,
Zach Macias and Aaron Delatorre
added three more scores, helped by
a Jaylon Ramirez hit. In the third
inning, Will Roberts, Zack
Richardson and Jessie Santoyo
completed the team scoring.
The Rangers started well with
five runs in the top of the first
inning. Joel Lee, Lance ,Bursler,
Cade Roberts, Kole Robertson and
Stevie Deanda put the scores on the
board. Jordan Turner's tally in the


third inning fell short when the
Marlins scored in the home half of
the inning.
There was no score available for
Thursday's 5:45 game between the
Cardinals and Giants.


In the 7:15 game, the White Sox
stopped the Yankees 9-3.
Jessica Bembry, Crawford and
Franks came around to touch home
twice apiece for the White Sox.
Vargas, Villarreal and Campbell


added a run each.
Kyle Choate was again a twin-
tally batter for the Yankees. Flores
added a run. Keith Choate was
stranded during a fourth-inning
rally which came up short.


AWESOME!


COURTESY PHOTOS
North Wauchula Elementary School students that improved their academic grades or citizenship
in the past nine weeks were presented the Positively Awesome Worker Award, or RA.W. The stu
dents in above photo from K-2,who were award winners, are: (front row from left) Mayrani Ramos,
Jhett See, Rodrigo Gomez and Jacob Rickett; (back row) Jenny Maldonado, Jennifer Zapote,
Carson Kelly, Rodrigo Nolan, Daniel Everett and Tomas DeLaPaz; not pictured are Clay Hawk,
Marisa Molina and Malayah. Khang. Areas considered by the faculty include reading, writing,
math, spelling and citizenship. In lower photo, the students from grades 3-5 who showed
improvements in one or more of these areas are: (front row from left) Zozimo Saldana, Maria
Villafuerte, Elvira Mata, Jamie Vidaurri, Sahmaud Blandin and Tomas Gomez; (back row) Dasmine
McMillian, Brittany O'Bryan, Adrian Briones, Adson Delhomme and Steve Hall; not pictured is
Jessica Broadhead.


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Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

There is an old saying that goes in part something like this: "Money
doesn't mean everything". If so, it was sure proven last Thursday evening
at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula. All in attendance, at
no cost were given another two-hour evening "free of charge at the door,"
to enjoy singing, dancing, refreshments, and to top it off, were all greeted
by our hostess, Darlene Henry.
The "Three-Note Band, "(Elina on the key board, Wanda on the man-
dolin, Bill on the lead guitar) was "red hot" throughout the evening, pro-
viding the audience with "Big Band, swing and sway", and country west-
ern numbers of the 1940s and 1950s. In fact, the band started a bit early
without much "warm up," doing a number made famous by the Mills
Brothers "I'll Get By, As Long As I Have You."
Then it was the numbers: "Dream"; "Memories"; and "What's The
Reason." Then a love ballad "It's The Talk of The Town," followed by a
beautiful waltz "The Waltz You Saved For Me."
It was a lively jazz number "Shanty in Old Shanty Town"; a love bal-
lad "Hold Me"; then an oldie from the 1930s "Don't Want To Set The World
On Fire", followed by an Eddie Arnold country western number
"Anytime."
The band then concluded the first hour with numbers such as "I Don't
Know Why, I Love You Like I Do"; "Careless"; "I'm Confessin That I
Love You"; and "Heartaches."
At break we enjoyed a trip (trips) to the snack bar that was well pre-
pared again by several friends in attendance and our hostess, Darlene.
At intermission it was noted that our next gathering (tonight) will be a
Valentine's party, so come wearing something red. Also we intend to do
something different at this gathering. We will invite the audience to name a
tune and try to "stump the band" instead of our usual (vice-versa").
By the way, after break the band's mystery tune was guessed correctly
again by Margaret (Peggy) Ditzler; it was "Last Night On The Back-
Porch." After break the band hit off the number "Nobody's Sweetheart
Now"; "What Now My Love"; "Sunny Side Of The Street'; "Sierra Sue"
and closed out with the standard number "Now Is The Hour."
It was another wonderful evening of entertainment. Why not come join
us, bring friends, and meet new ones. It's lots of fun for all. Hope to see you
soon. Good fortune to all.
P.S. Wanda from the Three-Note Band won the evening's door prize.
also we hope to see our friend Jack Bowman return soon to accompany the
Three-Note Band with his electric up-right bass.


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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
THE RIVER OF LOVE
Paul wrote "I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me". (Galatians2:20)
What in the world was he talking about? Others, at the time, muSt~Wve
been puzzled, too. It looked like Paul. It sounded like Paul. The mannerisms
were Paul's. But a marvelous wisdom proceeded from his mouth. y
He was not a ventriloquist's dummy, however. He was a free man. He
simply agreed and rejoiced in all that the great life within him was moving
him to say.
If you are an active Christian, you possess no worth in yourself. You're
just caught up in the river of love that flows continuously from the Father
to the Son. Although it's hard to believe, the Son has taken up residence
within us and, with our permission, lives each individual life in such a way
that it pleases the Father.
The devil is enraged at this. He hates it when God share His goodness
with mere mortals. Any blessing, any revelation, any sharing of heaven's
wealth with men only reminds the devil of the high position he once held
and the depths to which he has fallen.
But don't think he is repentant. He seeks no forgiveness. He still wants
to be God. It is hopeless and foolish, of course. But all sin is hopeless and
foolish.
The best thing we can do is rejoice in the great Life within us. Speak
the words He gives us. Follow Him in a thousand good deeds that bless
other men and please the Father.


Lindsey Ray

Celebrates

1st Birthday

Lindsey Madison Ray, the great-
great-grandchild of Wauchulans
Ken and Joyce McLeod turned one
year old on Jan. 8, celebrating with
a party at the home of her parents
Kenny and Vicki Ray, of Clyde,
N.C.
On a snowy day, with a theme of
Teddy Bears and Balloons, the
youngster enjoys her party with the
help of neighbors and friends. Her
grandparents, Kim and Dave Miller,
former Wauchulans, were on hand
to help served barbequed pork
sandwiches, baked beans and pota-
to salad along with a vegetable tray
and chips and dip.
A first birthday Teddy Bear cake
was served for dessert.
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Isaiah 55:3
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our Lord and Saviour, then we are also under the same covenant of David
and Abraham with all,of the same promises.
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because of his repentant heart. Jesus was born in David's lineage. That is a
great honor. We are in that same lineage through adoption as children of
God. What an honor for us!
A Golden Nugget would be to go before God with a truly repentant
heart as David did and incline your ear to hear what God has to say to you
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Wildcats Win Final Pair Lady 'Cats Hoops End At Districts


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats pulled out
their final game at Lake Placid, to
put them solidly in the win column
as they started district playoffs.
Hardee had an unprecedented
win over undefeated Class 6A
Lakeland on Tuesday night and fin-
ished it up with a bit of a letdown,
but a victory at Lake Placid on
Thursday.
That ends the Wildcat regular
season 12-10, but more importantly
Hardee is 8-4 in the district and
second-seeded going into the play-
offs. They tackled seventh-seed
Braden River on Monday evening.
A win put them into Friday's semi-
final game against the winner of the
Sebring-Booker matchup. The
championship game is Saturday at
7 p.m.
Against Lakeland last Tuesday,
Hardee had one of its best games
ever, running off eight unanswered
points before Lakeland finally got
on the board with a Richie Edwards
shot. The usual scoring leader, who
ibad 30 points later in the week
against IMG Pendleton, was held to
just nine points at Hardee.
After that slow start, Lakeland
caught up and had narrowed the
,score to 11-7 as the first period
ended. After a couple of early ties
with eight points from former
Wildcat Chris Rich, Hardee settled
back down and ran ahead, holding
on to a 23-22 halftime advantage.
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back-to-back Jermaine King shots
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Hardee's lead increased. By the end
of the third stanza, Hardee led 38-
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Behind free-throw shooting of
St. Fort and Weston Palmer, Hardee
continued, finishing the game with
a 53-43 win to upset the Lakeland
team which had come in with a 22-
0 record, ranked fourth in the state
6A polls.
Only senior Julius Williams got
in double digits with 11 points.
Edwards had nine, Rich eight and
junior Demetrius Baldwin six. Two
other players had less than five.
For the 'Cats, it was a trio in dou-
ble digits. St. Fort topped out with
16 points, while King had 15 and
Louis 12. Palmer added eight and
Olnel Virgile had two points.
Hardee head coach Vance Dickey
tried to stay controlled as he calmly
said, It was a good win for us
going into the tournament. I had
schedule Lakeland because I want-
ed us to play a good, strong team
before districts. Jermaine did a
great job defensively on their high


scorer, Edwards. Mark asserted
himself down low and the senior
leadership got it done."
Hardee missed the senior leader-
ship of Palmer on Thursday night
as he was on a recruiting trip. It was
a feeling-out process in the first
quarter at Lake Placid, which
ended in a 5-5 tie. The second stan-
za had more scoring, but was just as
close, as the Green Devils took an
18-17 advantage into the locker
room at halftime.
Hardee outscored Lake Placid by
two points in the third period, but
picked up a three-point advantage
in the final quarter to hold on for
the 52-48 win.
Joshua Hickey led Lake Placid
with 14 points and Conlin Velez
added 11.
For the Wildcats, St. Fort -was
again the workhorse with 19 points,
including five-of-seven at the free
throw line. King chipped in with
10, Louis eight and Virgile six.
Tyrone Pace, Marwin Simmons and
Josh Jackson each added three
points.


COL cou4RESYOP O
Honored recently on Senior Night, the trio of (left to right) Olnel
Virgile, Jermaine King and Weston Palmer provide leadership
for Wildcat hoops.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A topsy-turvy season for the
Hardee Lady Wildcats ended in a
hard-fought loss at the district play-
offs last week.
One of the highlights was the
pre-game three-point shooting con-
test, a new feature of the playoffs
this year. Lady 'Cat soph Sabrina
Holmes won the first round of the
event on Tuesday evening, returned
Thursday and placed second to be
in the finals on Saturday night. She
did well, but fell to a Braden River
girl who caught fire and hit 9-of-15.
Only the winner advances to the
regional contest.
Hardee's Tuesday game against
Avon Park was "a study in slow
motion" in the opening half,
described head coach Don Gray.
The Lady Wildcats just couldn't
seem to get started in any pattern
until the second half, but by then
Avon Park had had a second quar-
ter spurt and was leading 26-9 at
halftime.
Hardee played even with the Red
Devils for the second half but
couldn't overcome the deficit, los-
ing 50-33, with Kysi Wooden lead-
ing the Red Devils with 13 points.
For Hardee, Holmes finished
with seven points, Gloria Solis and
Paige Avery each six, Andrea
Parkinson five, Jamie Buckley four,
Christina Jena three and D.K.
Davis two points. Ciara Lambert
and Erica Ureste joined in the
rebounding and assists.
"This is a great group of girls.
I've never had a team this close.
Most of them went back on Thurs-
day to cheer Sabrina," said Gray.
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feel for them because they had
three different coaches because I
wasn't here. I feel I let them down,
but it couldn't be helped," contin-
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weeks following heart surgery.
"The girls played well as a group.
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"It's been a close-knit group. If I
wanted to find them all, I'd just call
one and they all be together,' con-
cluded Gray.
He loses Buckley, Davis, Jena
and Lambert to graduation, but will
have a strong nucleus in Solis,
Avery, Parkinson, Holmes and
Ureste for next year's squad.

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Telling The Truth.
By J. Adam Shanks
Preacher


CHANGING LIVES
I am amazed at how life on this Earth changes. It seems that there are
few things on this planet that are consistent and dependable.
We grew up with grandparents who would tell us how things were
when they were children, and are flabbergasted at the differences in the
world that they grew up in and the world that we find ourselves in today.
Some of these changes are for the better, like technology (although it has
been used in very ungodly ways) and scientific advancements (although
even that has been used to herald abortions and other atrocities). Other
changes in our world have made life more difficult, like the increasing crime
rate and moral decline.
I ran across a short article recently that discussed this fact and these
changes in our world. Here are some U.S. statistics for 1902:
The average life expectancy was 47.
Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
Only eight percent of homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The average wage was 22 cents an hour.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at home.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or
egg yolks for shampoo.
The five leading causes of death were pneumonia and influenza ,
tuberculosis, diarrhea, heart disease, and stroke.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
One in 10 adults couldn't read or write. Only six percent of all
Americans had graduated from high school.
There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire nation.
Boy, has life changed! Yet, through all the changes of life, there is One
who never changes. Our Father in Heaven, the Creator of the Universe, the
Redeemer of souls has remained unchanging since the beginning of time.
As Hebrews 6:17-18 states, God is unchanging and His purpose is
unchanging. So we can know that our God, whether you accept Him or not,
is always, constantly, unwaveringly, unchangingly, continuously, persistent-
ly, relentlessly, incessantly forever. He is the "I Am" (John 8:58), always
and forever. I'm Telling the Truth.
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District playoffs, an exciting time, the thrill of victory and the agony of
defeat. Hardee athletes have seen it all this spring.
The Wildcat soccer team deserved a better fate in its playoffs at
Palmetto. Steady rain resulted in a soggy and oftentimes muddy field for
the semi-final round double-overtime loss to Sebring, which went on to be
district runner-up.
The soccer girls did quite well at districts but lost a heart-rending 2-0
game to Avon Park.
The same fate happened to the girls basketball team, which also lost to
Avon Park in Palmetto. The bright spot to that affair was the three-point
shooting of soph Sabrina "Nooni" Holmes, who won the first round of the
three-point shootout, and advanced through the semi-final round. She lost
in the finals and missed a chance to go on to the regional contest.
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JV Boys Close In Victory


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee junior varsity hoop
squad put it all together in their sea-
son finale.
"We finished on a good note. We
finally got it together. Three of the
four going up to the varsity ended
in double digits," said head coach
Rod Smith.
The JV 'Cats downed Lake
Placid on its court last Thursday
night 69-45. Luke Juarez led
them, hitting nine shots and two-of-
three at the charity, stripe for 20
points. Antjuan Jones added 16 and
Ladarius Pace 14. Ezayi Youyoute,
also going up, was held to two
points.
Adding in the scoring column
were Ray Deanda with seven
points, Skylar Alden four, and
Charles Allen, Nolan Neuhauser
and Tyler Alden each to points.
Everyone on the roster got in the
game and everyone scored.
"We had a rough start to the sea-
son when I was out with family ill-
ness. I was grateful for assistants
Lee Thomas and Jonathan Pipp-
kens-Smith. They did a great job
while I was out.
"The boys finally bought into
what we were trying to teach them
and began to improve as they lis-
tened. At first, they thought it was


all about offense, but found as the
defense improved and we got more
rebounds, we were getting more
points," said Smith.
"Overall, it was a good season,
after a rough start, and I wouldn't
trade it. They are a good group,"
concluded Smith.
Earlier in the week, the JVs had a
horrendous outing against the well-
schooled 6A Lakeland Junior
Dreadnaughts, which got 18 points
from Patrick McHugh to lead three
in double digits. Lakeland used a
24-point second quarter to putt
away for the 66-30 win which
ended with a running clock.
Youyoute was the only junior
Wildcat in double figures, hitting
for 11 points. Juarez had six, Jones
five, and Pace and Tyler Alden each
four. Skylar Alden, Deanda,
Neuhauser, Nathan Tomlinson and
Charles Allen added to the floor
game.


upended the mighty 6A Lakeland Dreadnaughts 53-43 and went on to beat
Lake Placid to finish the season on a high victory note.
The 'Cats began District 10 playoffs on Monday night. They are host-
ing the playoffs all this week. They smashed Braden River 62-38 in quar,
terfinal action. There was another pair of quarterfinal games on Tuesday
evening.
As the host team, Hardee got to choose the time of its semi-final game
tomorrow (Friday) night. The 'Cats will play the late game (7:30) against
the winner of the Sebring-Sarasota Booker game. That will come after the
6 p.m. game between DeSoto and the winner of the Palmetto-Avon Par
game.
Undefeated DeSoto (12-0 in district play) is the favorite to advance to
the championship game on Saturday at 7 p.m., hopefully against Hardee. If
the 'Cats play like they did against Lakeland, they could upset DeSoto, too.
Spring sports are starting. Girls softball began with a couple of pre-sea-
son games which new head coach Liz Lenhart used to see all her players in
action before choosing the final varsity and JV squads. Hardee lost to Avoi
Park 14-4, but looked better in the second game, a 9-5 loss to DeSoto, ii~
which teamwork began to show.
The girls start the regular season at Mulberry tonigl4 nd get their first
home game action on Tuesday when Sebring visits. 0ames are at the
Recreation Complex field north of the high school. The JV plays at 5:30
and varsity about 7:30.
Baseball started with the Diamond Classic at home this week. Hardee
played Lake Wales on Tuesday at 7 and play Fort Meade-today (Thursday)
at 4. Next week, Hardee is in the Highlander Tourney at Lake Wales, play:
ing Haines City on Monday and McKeel Academy on Wednesday.
Tennis teams get going next week as well. The boys play at DeSoto on
Monday and the girls are at DeSoto on Tuesday. The first home matches, at
the Wauchula courts on Oak Street, are Monday Feb. 19 when Sebring
boys come to town, and Tuesday, Feb. 20, when Sebring girls visit.
Youth sports continues four nights a week at the fields off South
Florida Avenue, weather permitting. Games last Friday night were can-
celled due to the inclement weather.
The Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Red Sox lead the Minors and Culliganr
Water Conditioning Braves top the Machine Pitch division.
It's a little more than a week before the Feb. 17 title bout for local
boxer Edner Cherry, who works at Royal's Furniture in his off-time. Edner
has gone to New York for final training, for his HBO-featured bout. The
Wauchula junior welterweight (135) will take on Paulie Malignaggi of
Brooklyn, probably considered the hometown favorite, in the fight at the
Hammerstein Ballroom in New.York City.
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
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INVITATION TO BID
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DANSBY ROAD PROJECT PROJECT # RB-1064
February 6, 2007
Sealed bids will be received by the Purchasing Director, Hardee County, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 until Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 2:00 RM., at which time and place bids will
be publicly opened in the office of the Hardee County Public Works Department and read aloud for
the following:
Resurfacing and Drainage Improvements of Dansby Road, 4.303 miles. RB-1064
NOTE: MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING: A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on
Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at the Hardee County Public Works Department confer-
ence room, located at 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873.
Bid documents should be obtained prior to the Pre-Bid Meeting and are required for Bid Submittal.
NOTE: ONLY THOSE CONTRACTORS IN ATTENDANCE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO BID.
For any further TECHNICAL INFORMATION, COMMERCIAL INQUIRIES or clarification contact:
Jack Logan, Hardee County Purchasing Director, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
(863)773-5014, FAX (863)773-0322 or e-mail jack.logan(hardeecounty.net.
Bid documents may be obtained from the Hardee County Purchasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873, or by faxing a request to (863) 773-0322. Bidders shall confine their bids to the
project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not be considered. Bids submitted by FAX or other electronic
media will NOT be accepted under any circumstances. Late bids will NOT be accepted and will be
returned to the bidder unopened.
A payment in cash or check payable to Hardee County BOCC" will be required for each set of bid-
ding documents. PRICE: $150.00 plus postage and handling. This fee represents total reproduction
costs and is non-refundable. Note: All requests for documents must indicate if the documents are for
a Prime Contractor, Subcontractor or Supplier.
An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with two (2) copies must be sealed and the out-
side of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID MASONRY RESTORATION (BRICK
REPOINTING). Bid will be awarded by the Board of County Commissioners at a time and date to be
determined later.
Hardee County reserves the right to : waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID, delete any
portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved which in its judgment
is in the best interests of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid open-
ing. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s) and may postpone the award of the
Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid
opening date.
Bobby R. Smith, Chairman
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tary/treasurer, respectively, and the
board elected Lenora Brewer as the


at-large member to the Executive
Committee.
Director candidates were select-
ed by nominating committees con-
sisting of grower members from the
five counties of Peace River Valley
Citrus Growers Association. Chris
Bonnet of DeSoto Groves &
Development Inc., Mike Carter of
Bailey Branch Inc., and Cary
Mercer of Fort Winder Groves rep-
resented Charlotte and DeSoto
counties. Hardee County nominat-
ing committee members were
Roger Conley of Conley Grove
Service, Keith Farr, .and Mike
Prescott of Three B Groves &
Ranch LLP. The Sarasota and
Manatee members were represent-
ed by Bob Davidson of Davidson
Groves, Mike Edwards of Ed-
wards-Russ Groves, and Gary Russ
of Russ Citrus Groves LTD.


A ship in harbor is safe-but that is not what ships are for.
-John A. Shedd


Thank You
The Family of William O. McDowell would like to extend
our heartfelt thanks to Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula, Pastor James Bland, Charlie Creek Faith Baptist
Church and friends. Pastor Jim Harris, Riverview Heights
Missionary Baptist Church and friends for the wonderful
services and luncheons. All our neighbors and friends,
SVillage of Charlie Creek. To those who brought food, sent
cards, flowers, money, or stopped to pray, cry or just to hold
Smy hand. Dr. Juanito Corpus & wife Liby, Doctors & Nurses
at Heartland Hospital Sebring. Dr. Eric Haura, Nurses Vicki
STrollo, and Ken Johnston. Dr. Frank D. Vironis, Dr. Susan Tan,
Dr. Helm. Nurses Infusion Center, American Cancer Society,
SHope Lodge, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa. Dr. Geldart and
nurses, Good Shepherd Hospice Gardens team Wauchula
who gave him loving care.
God Bless you all. You will never be forgotten.
Mrs. Marie McDowell
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This week in hi. jry, as
researched from the archival pages
of The Florida Advocate, the
Hardee County Herald and The
Herald-Advocate of...
75 YEARS AGO
South Florida Fair Under Way At
Tampa: The 17th annual South
Florida Fair opened at Tampa
Tuesday morning at 10 with a large
crowd on hand to view the exhibits
and witness the automobile races on
opening day.
A bigger better fair promised this
year, and attendance is expected to
exceed 500,000. A new feature is
that is expected to draw several
thousand is the grand opera, which
will be held in the open air.
Bradenton Will Play Locals Here
Tonight: The Wauchula Wildcats
will seek to avenge their defeat at
the hands of Bradenton two weeks
ago when they clash with the West
Coast quintet on the local court
tonight.
It was a stunning defeat the
Bradenton boys handed the Wild-
cats in Bradenton and tonight's
game will find the locals fighting
hard for revenge. Coach McPherson
has high hopes for his boys, since
they smothered the Arcadia quintet
last Friday night.
Pearlman's Store Opens In
Wauchula Tomorrow: Wauchula's
newest store opens tomorrow, Feb.
6, in Garrett's old stand next to the
Ford Sales at 720 West Main Street.
Pearlman's is the name of the store.
It will specialize in ladies', men's
and children's ready-to-wear piece
goods, shoes and novelties. Pearl-
man's specializes in manufacturers
surplus stocks, selling directly to
the consumer, and uses short profits
to put the business over.
50 YEARS AGO
Exhibits Lunker Bass: Shown on
the front page of the Feb. 8, 1957
issue of The Herald-Advocate are


Albert Pace of Zolfo Springs and
his 13-pound bass that he caught
recently at Arbuckle Lake.
The Zolfo Springs man, a mem-
ber of the Hardee County School
Board, caught the n .nster on a
"Pace Special" artificial bait. It
made five jumps before being sub-
dued.
Council Outlaws Sale Of Bay
Rum: The Wauchula City Council
Monday night passed an ordinance
designed to outlaw the sale of bay
rum and other potable concoctions
containing more than 40% alcohol.
The ordinance was passed at the
behest of Mayor W. D. Carlton who
said a big percentage of drunks
picked up at this time of year have
been drinking bay rum. Local drug
stores had already quit handling bay
rum recently.
Shirlene Hart Weds Mr. Shirey:
The wedding of Miss Shirlene Hart
to Mr. William English Shirey was
solemnized at the Oak Grove
Baptist Church last Friday at 6:15
p.m.
Rev. W.B. Johnson performed the
ceremony. Vows were exchanged
before an altar decorated with white
mums and gladioli, and candelabras
containing burning tapers. A recep-
tion was held immediately follow-
ing the ceremony.
25 YEARS AGO
Wauchula Woman Wins First
Place: Donna B. Patterson of Wau-
chula won first place at the Florida
State Fair with her oil painting titled
"Grandpa Bell." Patterson was one
of the 25 Hardee residents, most of
them students in art classes held by
the Hardee Arts League, who par-
ticipated in the fair.
There were so many paintings
from Hardee in fact that they made
up most the entrees in the oil and
acrylic division at the fair. Other
local women who placed at the art
show are Louise Bostick (second
place) and Susan Smith (third


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McCrory Stores 100th Birthday:
McCrory Stores has announced that
in 1982 it will celebrate the 100th
anniversary of its founding. This
kind of anniversary for a retailing
company indicates more than mere
survival, it is a triumph.
McCrory Stores is a division of
McCrory Corp., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Rapid-American
Corp. The firm operates at the
Wauchula store at Wauchula Plaza.
Couple Engaged; Planning June
Wedding: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrance J.
Wood of East County Line Road
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Darlene Dawn, to Harvey,
Lee Burdenshaw.
Both are from Bowling Green
and attended Hardee County High
School. The prospective bride-
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
George H. Burdenshaw of Bowling
Green. Plans for a June wedding
will be announced.
10 YEARS AGO
Wauchula City Hall Staff Moves
Home: Next week will be a banner
time for Wauchula City Hall staff.
After nearly a year's absence they
will return to their offices. Furniture
is scheduled to arrive, as well as
computer hookups and phone
installation.
The offices won't be much like
the ones the staff left. Everything is


Way Back When'


STop Notch Mobile Service, Inc.
O "WE COME TO YOU"
2676 Chancey Road, Bowling Green, FL 33834
Office: (863) 773-3224 Cell: (863) 832-1923


* R.V Service
* ATV's
* Motorcycles
* Golf Carts
* Lawn Equipment


Ed Mueller
Owner/Operator

Licensed Insurance Agent
Life, Health Annuties
Lic. #P020840


Thursday, Feb. 8

through

Wednesday, Feb. 14

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Apparel and Accessories for Today's Women & Men
110 N. 6" Ave. Wauchula


773-9684
Hours: Tues. Fri. 9:30 am 5:30 pm
Sat. 9:30 am 1:30 pm


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THANK You! THANK YOU!


Thank you Hardee county for the support you ave Hardee County Title &

Abstract Comyany. our success can be attributed to the confidence you

placed in our company and our dedicated employees.


The yrompt, efficient and friendly service you received from Hardee county

Title & Abstract Comyany will be continued by Executive Title Insurance


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providing you the same great service you have come to expect.


i Although I will miss working with you, i look forward to sending more

time with my family.


Thanks again,

I Margaret Bennett

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sparkling new, ceilings and walls
were torn out and replaced. Carpets,
blinds, hallways and doors are
fresh. The 1920s d6cor has even
been restored.
'I Do, I Do' A Show To See,
Playgoers Say: "It's the best play
we've ever done!" So says Dr. Jo
Thompson, president of the Hardee
County Players, of the current pro-
duction of the Broadway musical
comedy, "I Do, I Do."
The two-act 'musical comedy
about marriage is 'based on "The
Four Poster," a Broadway play writ-
ten by Jan deHartog produced over
30 years ago by David Merrick and
directed then by Glower Champion.
Couple Celebrate 40 Years Of
Marriage: Mr. and Mrs. Robert
LeRoy Mushrush celebrated their
40th wedding anniversary Jan 30.
The couple was married in the study
of Wauchula's First Baptist Church.
Rev. Otis Garland oversaw the
ceremony. LeRoy and Louise have
nine children, 15 grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.

Any workout which does not
involve a certain minimum of
danger or responsibility does
not improve the body-it just
wears it out.
-Norman Mailer
Many of life's circumstances are
created by three basic choices:
the disciplines you choose to
keep, the people you choose to
be with, and the laws you
choose to obey.
-Charles Millhuff


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The


Classifieds


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
per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad box
numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.

CLASSIFICATIONS:


Agriculture
Appliances
Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
Miscellaneous


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


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


* Phone (863)-781-9720


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


HOUSE FOR SALE
A MUST SEE!
3BR, 2B, CB. Wonderful location,
terrific amenities, LARGE FENCED YARD

Call today for appointment

863-781-2600
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PC Technician
Pay Salary: $24,028.85 (11.55) $33,124.04 (15.93)
Wanted for Hardee County ITS Department. Technical work
primarily focused in the area of computer operations, computer
,repair, wire and cable installation, user and desktop support (hard-
wareand software) and helpdesk functions.. Knowledge of
Microsoft Windows operating systems such as Windows 2000/XP
(OS), Microsoft Office XP/2003, and Microsoft Active Directory.
Knowledge of Best-networking principles, Industry Standards,
and the ability to configure, troubleshoot and resolve network
issues. Assist County departments in providing information
technology services and solutions. High School Graduate or
acceptable equivalency diploma and three years of professional
experience installing and configuring operating systems, drivers,
internal and external computer components, and local area
networked systems. Complete job description and application
forms posted on County website: www.hardeecounty.net. Please
submit applications to the Human Resource Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873. Phone: (863) 773-2161,
Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position closes 5:00 p.m., February 15,
2007.
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Joe L.Dais


IN C. REAL


TORS
(863) 773-2128

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


Sandy Larrison
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Two adjacent residential lots in
Avon Park Estates are 1.14 ac.
each. Listed for $55,000 each!
Residential lot measures 105x77 ft.
Located in Square Lake, a gated,
deed restricted community in
Bartow. $45,000!
12 ac. secluded property on
Peeples Ln. Fenced on 3 sides.
Zoned agriculture. $150,000!
Two-story 5 BR, 3.5 B, 2460 SF
home on 10 ac. with pasture,
woods & pond. A 4-stall, 30'x50'
building also included. $475,000!
Near Manatee County!
Owners motivated! Nice 2 story, 5
BR, 1.5 bath frame home with large
front porch and large carport.
Outside city limits, very close to
Wal-Mart. Call today! $199,500!
RELAX & ENJOY! This beautiful,
wooded 52 ac. tract in SW Hardee
Co has easy access with dble road
frontage. $780,000!


Frontage on Hwy 17 N. South of
Suncoast Schools Credit Union.
Approximately 3.5 acs. with 2
homes and 1 office. $1,100,000!
18 acs. prime development. South
side of Bowling Green. Future land
use. is Highway Mixed Use.
$622,000!
Ready for your new home! Three
5 acre tracts in western Hardee
Co. Asking $100,000 each! Make
your offer today. Owners motivat-
ed!
10 ac. Valencia grove on SR 62 has
6" well with diesel power unit,
micro-jet irrigation and drain tile.
Also fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!
10 ac. Valencia grove with small
well and micro-jet irrigation sys-
tem on Mineral Branch Rd off SR
66. $125,000! Great for homesite!
Beautiful home only minutes from
Wauchula or Zolfo Springs. 4 BR, 2
bath home is located on 2.5 acs.
with paved rd frontage. $350,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES A AFTER HOURI -
KENNY SANDERS........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL-............. 781-3490
RICK KNIGHT...........773-2472 SANDY LARRISON.......832-010
MONICA REAS...-.......773-9609 MIKE NICHOLSON


US. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873


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500 GALLON STAINLESS steel FMC
speed sprayer, GMCengine driven,
runs great & ready to work, $5,500
OBO. Call Mark 781-0384. 2:8-15c
HAY FOR SALE! Round bales, fertil-
ized bahia, $28. 773-4642 832-0560.
2:1-3:1p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc


1990 F250 P/U, 2 WD, 7.3L diesel, A/T,
5th wheel ready, new tires & glo
plugs, $2,000. 88-90 F250 P/U bed
w/tailgate & complete rear end & dri-
ver door & complete front clip (spare
parts), $600. 863-375-2996. 2:8p
'91 CHEVY BLAZER, 4x4, A/C, new
tires, cruise, new brakes, $1,000. 245-
2905. 2:8p
1988 COUGAR; 1995 Crown Victoria
parts only. 245-1433. 2:8-15p


VOCA of Florida
Direct Care Staff positions available in Wauchula group
homes. Individuals must be 18 yrs of age, have high school
diploma or G.E.D. and valid Florida drivers license
(in good standing). Local law enforcement background
checks are conducted. Experience providing services to
persons with developmental disabilities preferred.
All interested please apply in person at
114 W. Carlton St., Wauchula, Florida.
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SWBRaAVES
CONSTRUCTION alter braves
& ROOFING Owner
CBC-040692 R-C-0067120

999 U.S. Highway 17 South Fort Meade, FL 33841-3343
863.285.7381 Fax 863.285.7395
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Lonestar
Coxnst~cition C orp.

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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



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SSOD
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


CUSTOM ME TALBUILDINGS
20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2;12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door,
2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $ 9,984


25 x 30 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (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 Venls.
4" Concrete Slab $20,295
- Meets 120 mph Wind Load META
- Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings 877 95 2
- Florida Owned & Operated 7 9 m5
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FIBERGLASS topper for newer
Chevrolet truck, $300. 781-0012.
2:8dh
'91 DODGE DAKOTA, $950 OBO. 781-
3542. Aluminum tool box for small
truck, $40. 1852 Petteway Rd.,
Wauchula Hills. 2:8p
'88 RANGER, 4x4, 2.9, V-6, 5 speed, 4
new tires, A/C, $1,850 OBO, long bed,
tool box. Old orange loader with
boom, $350.773-6692. 2:8p
1997 REGENCY Oldsmobile, 36,000
miles, $6,000. Loaded leather. 863-
781-3638. 2:1 -8p
1993 CADILLAC Fleetwood Broug-
ham, fully loaded, leather, $7,500.
863-773-0166 863-781-0982.
1:25-2:22p


1990 THUNDERCRAFT, 17'9 inboard,
walk thru windshield. Great ski or fish-
ing boat. Runs gbod. $2,000 OBO.
863-781-1777. 2:8p
17' GRUMMAN CANOE, great condi-
tion with 3 Featherbrand paddles,
$500 OBO. 767-8863. 2:8p


LIKE NEW from Badcock coffee &
end table with glass, $100 each. See
to appreciate at E-31 Forest Glade
Apt. 2:8p
Learn as if you were going to
live forever. Live as if you were
going to die tomorrow.


"On TheJ Job


RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
State Certified Building and, Roofing Contractor
Residential Reitodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 (863) 832-0409
John Reschke .CCC-045925
Bill Reschke c14:21tfc License CBC- 2430.



Sunrise Community is now
hiring the following position:
Direct Support Staff
Great new starting wages and benefits. Potential for growth!
Must have clean background/drug screening/driving record.
Please call 863-767-8941
for more information.
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Shell


GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


Fill Dirt

Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-04'


Rock
Zolfo Springs
90 cilo:5stc Mobile:


Sand


(941) 456-6507


S-rFIFUO SERVICES. IN64C
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@iaborsolutions.com
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Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The following
positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
years of age or older and no disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A. Current Florida license required. Evening, weekend,
night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled Medical Center.
Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s. Provide direct care to clients. Duties include, supervi-
sion of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other duties are imple-
mentation of behavior plans, documentation, showering, feed-
ing, accompanying on transports, etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS,
BA or BS preferred. Previous experience is a plus.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician. Must be HVAC certified with 2-
5 yrs. experience.
Management Positions
Residential Shift Supervisor. Two positions available on the
Pediatric campus. Weekend and evening shifts available. BS/BA
in health related field with 2 to 5 yrs supervisory exp. preferred.
H.S. Diploma or GED with 2-5 years supervisory experience is
required.
Professional
RN. Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF. Evening, night & weekend shifts
avail. Current FL License required.
Program Case Managers. 2 positions are available on the
Pediatric Campus & 2 positions are available on the Adult
Campus. Qualifications are BA/BS in Social Work, Criminal
Justice or Health related field. Previous Case Management expe-
rience is preferred.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
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Friday, Saturday & Sunday (RAIN OR SHINE)
Restrooms later Electric


Bowling Green Flea Market.
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The


Classifieds


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


Home Manager position available at 6 person group
home in Wauchula. One year experience in waiver group
home setting and valid Florida driver's license required.
Responsibilities include: management of group, staffing, staff
training, documentation, consumer records, consumer
finance, and compliance with state/federal regulations. Apply
in person at VOCA of Florida, 114 West Carltoni Street,
Wauchula, Florida. EOE M/F/HV2:c
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5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
O TR AR E ON SALE EVERYDAY!


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


Bsays .. 9-o t e ndrsld


SWo have a sweetheart of

S3!I a doal foryou...


Dan Hill


* Open 7 Days a Week
* Buy Here! Pay Here!
* No Interest or Finance Charges
*Se Habla Espahol


DELIVERY DRIVER Join Aaron's
Wauchula. Deliver & install furniture.
Paid training, benefits, bonus, NO
Sunday! Over 21, clean MVR, drug
free! Apply in person. 1026 S. 6th Ave.
CDL DRIVER NEEDED, 3 yrs. mini-
mum experience, in state, DFWP 781-
1318. 2:8c
IMMEDIATE OPENING for per
diem/PT sleep technician. Must be
CRTT or RRT. No experience required.
We train. Fax resume to 863-767-1880.
2:8-22p
ASSISTANT MANAGER NEEDED. Full
time, able to work weekends, non-
smoker, office and computer skills a
must. Apply at Crystal Lake Village,
237 Maxwell Drive, 773-3582. 2:1-3:1 p
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


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

* Complete Site Development Demolition *
y ~~*Dump Truck Hauling* /
*Underground Utilities*
-r *' -Orange Tree Clearing* -
Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195
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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 Tc Sofa & Lovebat ets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Center $167 up, 2 Pc
Qucee ped Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINTY
FURNITURE
,OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot d4:20ofc

Common sense is instinct.
Enough of it is genius.


U.S. Hwy 17 Bowling Green |L ,'"
375-4441 Jimmy Hill


Towing Service
* 24 Hour Service
* Lowest Possible Rates ...
* Fast, Reliable Service --
(863) 781-3090 or (863) 781-3091


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S__ 702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
SD WAUCHULA, FL 33873

1 Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122
FAX (863) 773-2173
AM-SOUTH REALTY
Donna Steffens, Associate 781-3627
IMAKING; REAI. EsTArK REAL EASY.~ Jessica Smith, Associate 781-1186 Richard Dasher
Richard Dasher, Associate 773-0575 Rchard Dasher
An Independently Owned and Operated Member ol Coldwel Banker Real Estate Corporation
Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
NEW YEAR, NEW HOME INVEST IN 2007. Escape to the quiet In these 40 Acres on
Start the new year in this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, Maude Road. Raise cattle, horses or build our own dream
located within 1 mile of Wauchula city limits. Open floor home in this quiet area. $15,000 per Acre.
plan with cathedral ceilings, ceramic tile, sun porch,
fireplace, two car carport and workshop on 2.5 acres. East Main Street
Offered at $350,000. This. remodeled 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home has highway
frontage on East Main Street Wauchula. 2.9 acre income
If Cost IS an Objection! Overcome the obstacles with producing orange grove. Only $160,000.
this Priced-Right 2-bedroom 2-bath mobile home. Only
$45,000! OWNER SAYS SELL! Everything you've always wanted is
in this 3-bedroom, 2-bath mobile home that comes with
DISCOVER 9 acres of natural Florida land South of Zolfo washer, dryer, 3-sheds and an above ground pool with
Springs. Only $85,000. deck. 2-car garage with screened in porch. Reduced to
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. This 5-acre tract is the $57,000. Owner says make an offer, call for an appoint-
perfect place for horses or recreational purposes. ment today!
Located on Tall Oaks Trail in the Golden Oaks. Owner SECLUDED! Calm yourself in the peaceable setting of this
motivated to sell! Reduced to $72,500. 5.5-Acre wooded tract. High and dry with beautiful oaks.
Great Investment for Potential Rental Income. Located 3 miles south of Zolfo Springs. MUST SELL
3 BEDROOMS 1 BATH ON 2 LARGE SHADY LOTS ONLY $62,500.
$65,000 WON'T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE. TWO COMMERCIAL LOTS
SECLUDED COUNTRY HOME Located on Hwy 17 North in Bowling Green Only $75,000.
Immaculate 3 Bedroom, 2 bath MH on 5 beautiful acres. HIGHWAY 17 FRONTAGE IN BOWLING GREEN ZONED
Fenced for cattle or horses. Nice oaks and pines. Listed COMMERCIAL $25,000.
price $155,000.
JUST LISTED
12 ACRES of Fenced Pasture land, with well and pond. prH crO a e
Great location for horses, or build you're new home.
Located south of Zolfo Springs. Listed price $179,500 ANRP RPE
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.

FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
WHAT A DEAL! This 14x66 3-bedroom, 2-bath comes with screened porch, carport and shed.
Also included is a stove, refrigerator, microwave & a new washer & dryer. Ready to move right in.
Only $58,000. Owner will pay closing cost!
IN THIS NICE NEIGHBORHOOD, THIS ONE WON'T LAST LONG
2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath on shaded lot located in Ft. Meade. Central air and heat. Only $82,500
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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
LAKE SETTING! Perfect home for the fisherman,
golfer or nature lovers! Situated on approximately one
acre on Lake Redwater, beautiful oaks enhance this
2B/2Bth, C/B Stucco home with new windows over-
looking the peaceful lake; close to Highlands Ridge
North/South and Pinecrest Golf Courses. $249,900
EXCELLENT HOME FOR THE FAMILY! Lots of
room in this 4B/3Bth home; recently renovated with
new roof, countertops, and floors; large master suite,
screened patio, double garage and Smithbuilt storage;
located in nice neighborhood. $250,000
ELEGANCE AND CHARM describe this 3 B/2Bth
plus study home located in Briarwood Estates; lovely
master suite with sunken tub, his and her's closets;
spectacular kitchen; formal areas; beautiful arched
doorways; tile and carpet floors; extra storage
throughout; this is your dream home! $310,000
WHY BUILD WHEN YOU CAN OWN this lovely
home located on golf course! Newly constructed C/B
Stucco home with 3B/2Bth, 3 car garage, high ceilings
with upgraded light fixtures, split bedroom plan, ele-
gant master bath, bonus room with built-in cabinets
and sink, lovely landscaping. $299,500
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
TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT this 3B/2Bth home, situat-
ed on 5 acres just outside of town; modern kitchen,
tiled floors, 24x36 concrete floored workshop; well
maintained and move-in ready!- $359,900
THE PRICE IS RIGHT for this 3B/1.5Bth, C/B with
brick veneer home; situated on 2 lots, fenced yard, sep-
arate well for irrigation; outside storage shed.
$140,000
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
PRICE REDUCED! PERFECT FOR WINTER VISI-
TORS OR SMALL FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch,
SW Mobile Home, located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot
80x125. $55,000
LOOK NO FURTHER! This C/B home has 2B/1Bth,
recently renovated kitchen, roof, tile floors; fenced
yard; excellent family neighborhood. $128,000
A MUST SEE! 3B/2Bth CB/Stucco home; large family
room, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen, fenced
yard. $160,000
SERVICE YOU C
SDORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
OP O 'TURY ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY............781-7230


FOUND MALE RIT MIX, Black on
South 9th Ave., Wauchula. 773-0409.
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START YOUR NEW YEAR off in a
newly remodeled home. 4 BR / 2 B on
1 acre lot, 2904 Golfview, $134,900.
Carol's Realty (863) 412-8932 or (941)
627-2769. 1:4tfc
417 N 9TH AVE. 5 BR / 2 B. Carol's
Realty (863) 412-8932 or (941) 627-
2769. 1:4tfc
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
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
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11 YEAR SORRELL mare, call more
info., $800 OBO. 863-991-4413; 2:8p
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Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net

Charlotte Terrell
WHAT A DEAL! This 2B/2Bth Jacobson D/W, built in
2004; nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location; listed at
$78,000
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 5 acres with mature oaks
plus 2B/1.5Bth C/B home; outside storage 30x36; locat-
ed in secluded area. $200,000
This recently updated home has 3B/1.5Bth, new carpet
and flooring, new kitchen cabinets, fenced yard, conve-
nient location close to schools and shopping. $155,000
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
Quiet and serene surroundings overlooking man-made
lakes! 25 acres of grove and 15 acres in pasture; prop-
erty has been divided into 5 and 10 acre tracts; two 2"
wells and one 8" well plus pond. 10 acre tracts $16,000
per acre; 5 acre tracts are $16,500 per acre
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
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
5 secluded acres, perfect for house site or investment;
scattered oaks, fenced pasture. $10,000 per acre
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
0 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage; nice
scattered oaks. Call for more information.
SIX ACRES! Well, septic, and electricity already in
place on this 6 acre tract; beautiful, large oaks, small
creek runs through the west part of property; perfect
building site. $200,000
10 Acres in Duette Area; property is fenced and has a
12" well. Call for details.
14.74 acre tract located just outside of town; large pond
and 4" well located on property. $239,000 5 acre tract
can be purchased for $90,000
Excellent building site; 2.5 acres with well and large
oaks. $90,000
IAN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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1/2 ac. corner of Link St. & Ridge
Ave. Next to SFCC & Torrey Oaks
golf course.
$25,000
1/2 ac. with 48x28 concrete block
bldg. 263 Otter Run, Ona
$25,000
Call Today!
(863) 699-2845 or (954)294-1012
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VERY NICE 55 gallon fish tank
2w/matching top & canopy, $250. 773-
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'GOING OUT OF BUSINESS Herbalife
products, must go. Vicky 863-781-
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35 FT. 5th wheel RV with room, Crystal
Lake Village, $2,500. 767-1463. 2:8p
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furnished, many extras. Call 863-767-
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Celito Lindo 3.75 acres MOL frontage on North & South Hwy 17. 8,160
SF auditorium includes beverage license. $1,180,000.
15 acre grove, irrigated, tiled, Rhynn Road, $300,000.
Prime 25 acres MOL at 5069 Oak Wood Dr. South of Nocatee off Woods
Road. Spacious brick home with 3,126 SF under roof, Ig barn & sheds.
$950,000 or $750,000 for 15 acres incl. home & buildings.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready. Needs
fill and clearing. $50,000.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


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
7 1/2 Acre grove with mobile home and large pole barn. $225,000.

20 acres in Sweetwater area. $200,000.
Build your dream house. 10 beautiful acres for only $150,000.
13.83 acres of grove, and house. Now only $295,000.
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.
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!
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.
$20,000 per acre.
83 ac. grove. Close to golf course and town.
Frontage on two County roads. $20,000 per acre.
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 $1.75/1b, Valencias uncomitted. $5,200,000.
,20 ac all Valencia grove. Fruit uncommitted. Estimated 8,000 boxes. 10'
:deep well with diesel power unit. All microjet. Listed for $21,000 per acre.


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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


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FOR SALE: CKC registered chocolate
Lab puppies, $400, (3 males), call
863-767-1488. Ready now. 2:8-15p
BABY RABBITS FOR SALE. Several
different types. 863-735-0673 after 4
p.m. 2:1-3:1 p
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES for sale,
5 males, 1 female, $300 each. 863-
773-6224. 1:11-2:8p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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GARDNER EZ-PICK FARM OPEN -
Canning tomatoes, tomatoes, pep-
pers 160 Fish Branch Road. 735-
1000. 12:21tfc'


FOR SALE: 1 acre lots @ Cracker
Lane, Wauchula. If interested please
call 863-445-0444. 2:8-15p
2 VACANT BLDG. LOTS, excellent
location, downtown Wauchula. Zoned
historic (HC-1). Not setbacks reqd.
Palmetto St. & 7th Ave., $59,900 for
both. Call Mark 863-899-1714. 2:8-15c
THREE ADJOINING 1/4 ACRE lots,
Village of Charlie Creek off 64, water,
zoned, Ag, R2, MH, $47,900 takes all
(863) 464-0917. 2:1-3:1 p
FOR SALE BY OWNER 5 acres
cleared, private pond, $79,000. East
Ft. Meade area. 863-253-9098.
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and life stands explained.
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MOBILE HOME lot 80x140 in ZS, WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
Gaylors Park. 260-416-2896 or 735- ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
8522. 1:11-2:8p 773-6448. 2:8c
2 RESIDENTIAL LOTS in Zolfo 2 BR/1 BTH apartment in Ft. Meade,
Springs on South Poplar Street, $500 mo./$250 sec. 863-781-0662.
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2 Acre tracts available in a deed restricted community. $49,500.
What a steal! 13.50 AC, Recreation property $99,900.
THIS IS HOME! GREAT LOCATION! 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 entertain-
ing... $314,900
LOOK NO FURTHER! 10 Acres. Top of the line Manufactured Home
(Palm Harbor) on 10 beautiful, fenced, high and dry acres. Over 3000' ft
including screened porches, in ground heated pool, updated kitchen with
breakfast bar and wet bar. Paved Road but private. All this for $284,900.
LOOKING FOR SPACE? 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.
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316 River Clase Circle
Wauchula, FL 33873

863-773-0592

Office Hours 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

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


Lisa Douglas


*** O6a. F THEMB W ".**
Think Victorian when you look at this charming -- 2 story
home 4BR/2.5BA with 2 car garage 3,404 sq. ft. total. On
120x140 corner lot located Western edge of Wauchula.
Reduced to $235,000.


Great Country Living and Room to
Spare-Enjoy the convenience of a 4
bedroom 3 full bath beautifully
maintained C/B home. Located on
1.38 acre parcel just east of Fort
Green Springs. Call for your
appointment today to view this out-
standing home. Asking $249,000
MLS 191061
Good Starter Home!-2BR/1BA
Home. Conveniently located close to
schools and shopping centers.
Perfect home if planning to retire or
just starting a family. Asking
$125,000 MLS 189615
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
Beautiful Home with Acreage-
3BR/2BA CB home with approxi-
mately 2,200 sq. ft. of living area
and a 2 car garage. Located just
west of Wauchula on 10 acres. New
roof, new insulation, new stucco and
fresh paint. Look at it today. Offered
at $449,900 MLS 179381
Ready To Move In! Brand New
Doublewide Mobile Home Take a
look at this spacious 4BR /2BA locat-
ed 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


Ft. Meade Special-1/3 mile from
Lake Hendry 4BR/2BA, 1,892 sq.
ft. living includes in-ground pool,
sheds, and fence on 2.5 Acres.
Asking $199,900 MLS 183867
REDUCED-$115,000 for this
3BR/2BA M.H. with 2 car carport,
approximately 2,400 sq. ft. plenty
of out buildings on 1. acre MLS
187656
Nice Clean Vacant Lot-Located
on the South Side of Bowling Green
just out of City Limits. The lot has
180 front and 150 dept fronting
Chester Ave. Lot zoned as C-1.
Listed Price $62,000
NewListing- 3BR/2BA MH on .46
acres located in Charlie Creek
Mobile Estates. Listed Price
$80,000 MLS 192339
Historical Home!-If these Walls
could talk imagine the stories it
could share. Make your appoint-
ment today and be part of history in
the making. 4BR/3BA home with
central A/H, in-ground pool, BBQ
shack and so much more. Listed
Price $179.000 MLS 192374


Looking for your Country


Looking for your Country
Getaway? Look NO Further 200
DW/MH on 11.5 acres 3BR/2BA
1539 sq. ft. Attached carport 650
sq. ft. fully wired shop with AC unit
12x24, and metal shed plenty of
room for cars or tractor. Just
reduced @ $242,500 MLS #192757


New Listing- Well maintained
3BR/2BA C/B in,the City Limits.
Why rent when you can own your
very own home. Call Today! Listed
Price $149,000 MLS 192967


** 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.**
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*AII of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net
*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
oPOn"'ruTY After hours 863-773-2840
Daniel Lanier 863) 698-2971 John Freeman 863 773-6141
Amanda Mishoe 863)781-3587 Steve Lanier 863) 559-9392
Lisa Douglas 863)781-3247 Jessie Sambrano 863 245-6891
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ECE Specialist
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for ECE Specialist in a
Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for providing on-going
direction, support, training and technical assistance for Direct
Services Center in support of quality Early Childhood Education
services for migrant children and families. Preferred: Bachelors
Degree in ECE or related field with 12 credit hours in Early
Childhood Education and a minimum of 5 years experience work-
ing in Early Childhood Education with a minimum of 2 years in a
supervisory position. Head Start experience preferred. Bilingual.
Accepted: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or
related field with 3 years experience in Early Childhood
Education. Head Start experience preferred. Supervisory experi-
ence preferred. Starting salary $611.60 642.40 weekly. Annual
and Sick Leave and employer-matched retirement plan. Closing
date: 2/16/07. Send resume/letter of interest or apply at: 604
Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873, Tel. 863-773-
2815, EOE, ADA, License # C14HA0511.
Bus Driver
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus Driver for a
Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for providing trans-
portation for children. Preferred: High School Diploma or GED,
Commercial Driving License (class A or B), with P & S endorse-

ment. School Bus Driver Certificate of Training and one year expe-
rience 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: 2/28/07. Send resume/letter of interest or apply at:
604 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873. Tel. 863-
773-2815, EOE, ADA, License #C14HA0511.
Bus Monitor
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus Monitor for a
Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for ensuring children's
safety on the bus and providing an environment, which is con-
ducive to the optimum development of each child while they are
being transported. Serve as liaison'between center and families,
maintaining on-going communication between the center and
families. Preferred: High School Diploma/GED and one year
experience as a bus monitor. Bilingual (Sp/Eng or Creole/Eng).
Accepted: High School Diploma/GED. Starting salary $7.14 to
$7.50 per hour. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement
plan. Closing date: 2/28/07. Send resume/letter of interest or
apply at: 604 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873. Tel.
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plus 1st & last of $650 month. 773-
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773-5994

New Listing: 5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane.
$95,000.
New Listing: 6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great loca-
tion in Western Hardee county. $129,000.
New Listing: 5 building lots in Bowling Green. 2 lots .94 acre $28,000 each.
3 lots 1/3 acre $15,000 each. Very good location.
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. $75000 now $170,000.
Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32 garage w/1/2
bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including washer &
dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
10 Ac. parcel. Fenced & Cross fenced has small country house needs complete
remodeling inside. $220,000.
1987 DW 3 BR 2 Bth absolutely great condition. Porch with screen and vinyl
windows. Appliances and 2 utility buildings; city utilities. $85,000.
Duplex with 2BR-1B/1BR-1B. Very large lot. Room for another apartment.
Good location $95,000.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
r To Vanette See, Realtor Associate
I Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 cl2:8c


3 BR/1 1/2 B Wauchula, $700 month,
first and last required. 773-0166.
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PARK MODEL in Crystal Lake 767-
8822 for rent. 1:25tfc
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


CAKES -" Specializing in wedding,
birthday, quince oiios and sculpted.
For a consultation call 863-328-0024.
2:1-22p
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


Must see to appreciate!
365 Old Dixie Hwy
3BR -2BCB+++
Call for appointment 781-2600
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MARBLE
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offered to all who used Telephone
services between the year 2003-2006.
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$20 OFF with this coupon
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Skilled Laborer
Florida Hospital Wauchula has an immediate full-time opening
for a Skilled Laborer. Qualified Candidate must posses previous
experience in electrical and plumbing is required, HVAC certifi-
cation preferred, have excellent communication skills, be detailed
oriented & have excellent people skills. Fax or send resume to
Florida Hospital Heartland Division, Attn. Human Resources @
863-386-6470. 4200 Sun'N Lakes Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872.
Phone: 863-386-6460. To apply online please go to www.fhhd.org
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Citrus Removal Land Clearing
backhoe Wok
Fond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Driveways e* ebble Rock,etc.



Shawn Rimes
(863) 781'-0412
Agnet
158*17*9761


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Commercial Rentals, 1.00/S.F.M. 863-
773-6616 445-0093 445-0915.
2:8-3:8p
RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, store fronts,
warehouses, houses, trailers, apart-
ments, salons. 863-445-0915 or 863-
445-0093. 2:8-3:8p


1142 Old Fort Green Rd
Wauchula, FL 33873

863-773-6661

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1. Experience
2. Accuracy r


APARTMENTS
at
700 East Townsend Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
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773-0592
TDD: 800-955-8771


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benefits package, including paid
health premiums, four weeks
vacation your first year, tuition
reimbursement, retirement plan,
mileage and much more.
Bilingual Pay Premiums!
For.consideration, please call
(800) 464-3994 or apply online at
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Classifieds


WILL BABYSIT in my home, week-
.ends, weekdays, or nights. 781-5425.
1:18-2:15p
.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
,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


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


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WATER WELLS & COMPLETE SYSTEMS
4" Rotary Wells

GEORGE GOINS DALE ROGERS
863-444-0181 941-302-2426


LICENSE # 9372


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No Jj 2 Big or 2 Small


Mowing
Disking
Leveling
Rotor Tilling
Bucket Work


New Eauipment


Contact Person
Lupe/BigDaddy
(863)-781-0962


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Reserve Now! Summer Vacation-Mountain cabin, sleeps 4-5, Bryson City, NC
NEW LISTING Large 3B _2 autiful hardwood floors with
moiher-i-lan-L apr..-mri fl1n. 9 ,
NEll LISTING--86 ac e, a rom Little Cypress, $1.3M1
NEW\ LISTING-Bri s ac. lot, $359,000.
3 87 ac. % uh'iler Woo D
45 ac Valencia, $15.0 a
Commercial 4 Lots Ia Bo Green.
18 9 ac Ft Green. C-2 Zoning. rame home incl., $500,000.
5 ac wooded, paed road. close-t i $18,000 per ac.
75 ac \w 55 ac. citrus; mcrojer, valencia crop uncommitted. $850,000.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank will sell
the vehicles described below "As Is" to the highest bidder
for cash, free of prior liens, to satisfy legal obligations.
1998 Mack DP ID. #1M1AA13Y2WW085261
1999 Mack DP ID. #1M1AA18Y3XW099101


2004 VW 4Dr.


ID. #3VWSK69M64M46461


Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
February 16, 2007 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula State
Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main Street,
Wauchula FL. c2:8,15c






YARD




2nd Annual
Apartment Complex Yard Sale


River Chase
316 River Chase Circle
Wauchula


Forest Glade
700 E. Townsend St.
Wauchula


Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007


8:00 am 1:00 pm

Lots of Misc.- Baked Goods


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B SEE
SOUND
SPRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
'www.bseesound.com. 6:15-10:26p
SCRAP METAL, debris removal and
hauling services. Call Dee 375-4633
leave message. 2:8-15p
DUMP TRUCK 4-HIRE, great rates, "U
call it I can haul it." 863-464-0917.
2:1-3:1 p
SHALLOW WELL DRILLING. Call
Martin @ 781-3141. 2:1-3:1 p
JIM'S PAINTING house & mobile
home repair, interior & exterior, free
estimates, lie. & insured. 767-9650.
2:1-3:1 p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
7:18tfcdh
LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc


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LOOING FOR LEASE property for^^^^^^^^


LOOKING FOR LEASE property for
hunting. 245-1433. 2:8-15p



FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8 a.m. 2 p.m.,
Woman's Club Bldg., N. 7th Ave. Attic
sale, something for everyone! 2:8p
SATURDAY, 7 a.m. 11 a.m., 1702
Dena Circle, Wauchula. 2:8p
SATURDAY, 8 a.m. noon, Lazy Acres
RV Park, Hwy. 64 & 17. 2:8c
YARD & PLANT SALE 219 North 9th
Ave. Fri. & Sat., 8:00-? Lots of stuff,
and commercial Singer sewing
machine. 2:8p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY 7
a.m. ?, 721 Pennsylvanie Ave.,
Wauchula. 2:8p
FRI. SAT., 8-2, Oak Hill Park. Variety
of goodies. Hwy. 64 West. 2:8p
2-FAMILY, lots of stuff Saturday, 8
a.m. -7, Corner of 4th & Schoolhouse
Rd., ZS. 2:8p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY Hwy. 62 & U.S.
17, follow signs. Rain or shine.
Produce available. 2:8p
3-FAMILY Friday/Saturday, 8-2, 2161
Ralph Smith Road, Wauchula. 2:8p
SATURDAY, 7-?, 1626 Paula Drive,
Golfview, adult clothes, baby clothes,
household items, etc. 2:8p
HUGE SALE Sat. 9 a.m. Pioneer Park
entrance. Follow signs. 3014 Spruce.
2:8p
LOTS OF BEDS, king beds, $100 up;
queen beds, $100 up and twin beds,
sofa beds, tables, chairs, stoves,
refrigerators. Edna's Place. 2:8c
BABY CLOTHING, strollers, toddler
beds, long dress, large ladies clothes.
Enda's Place. 2:8c












Same day service, leak
repair, $100 up. All work
guaranteed also do
drive way seal
coating and repair.

941-527-6191
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$1 Million
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
An additional $1 million draw
will contribute to fixing four roads
in the county.
The Hardee County Commission
reviewed plans last week for
repairs to County Line Road, Circle
and Lisa drives and Riverview
Subdivision, with the bulk of the
money coming from an up-to-$5
million transportation trust loan
fund.
Just when the needed work will
be done remains a question. The
county recently approved bids for
the contractor to work on roads
damaged in the 2004 hurricanes.
When his schedule will get him to
the above-roads is the key. If the
county does its roadwork prior to
the emergency contractor, it could
be forced to forgo those monies.
J. R. Prestridge, public works
director, was asked to work closely








THURSDAY, FEB. 8
VHardee County School
Board, Board Room (former
junior high media center), 200
S. Florida Ave., Wauchula,
workshop on STAR, 3:30 p.m.,
regular meeting, 5 p.m.
/Zolfo Springs Town Council,
special meeting on garbage set-
tlement, Civic Center, 3210 U.S.
17 South, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 9
VHardee County Commis-
sion, planning session, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30'
a.m.

MONDAY, FEB. 12
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City Hall,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB, 113
VHardee County.Teen Preg-
nancy Prevention Alliance and
Drug Prevention Coalition, regu-
lar meeting, Hardee County
Extension Service, west side of
Agri-Civic Center, intersection of
Stenstrom and Altman roads,
Wauchula, 9 a.m.
VBowling Green City Com-
mission, regular meeting, City
Hall, 104 E. Main St., Bowling
Green, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 15
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula. 8:30
a.m.


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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KELLER WILLIAMS
REALTY
OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY


Dane Hendry Mikey Colding
Realtor Realtor
(863) 381-2769 U(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.
* 40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road frontage, 8" well
$19,900/ac. Call Mikey.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home
on this beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the property.
Great location on Altman Road. Call Mikey.
* 200 ac. abandoned citrus grove. 5 wells on property. 45x120 steel barn.
Will divide or sell as whole. $9,000 per ac. Call Mikey for more details.


Will Repai
with the contractor chosen to do the
work all over the county approved
by the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency.
That contract does not affect the
state-funded road work planned or
already in the works. State Depart-
ment of Transportation monies will
help resurface Goose Pond, Dansby
and Sweetwater roads and the por-
tion of South Florida Avenue from
SR 64 to Carlton Street under the
SCOP (Small County Outreach
Program) and SCRAP (Small
County Road Assistance Program)
funds allotted to the county regular-
ly.
The commission, limited to a
body of three due to absences of
Nick Timmerman and Bobby Ray
Smith, quickly moved through
Thursday's agenda, including the
roadwork plan. They noted, howev-
er, a recent joint agreement with
Polk County for the repaving of
County Line Road east toward
Berea.
Part of the $1 additional loan
monies will purchase a badly need-
ed road grader and sidearm bore to.
enable the road department to do its
work. There is $459,660 set apart
for Hardee County's share of the
County Line Road project, $85,355
for Circle Drive, $56,120 for Lisa
Drive and $120,238 for Riverview.

In other action, the commission:
approved the low bid of


CHURCH AND PRAYERS
We need prayers for Ron Hever-
ly, Curt Johnson, McKenzie Pratt,
Logan Benton Valera Savieo, Dee
McVeigh, Tom Hill, Ken Long, and
please pray for Ed Castile and his
family with the passing of his wife
and their mother Marilyn Castile.
We need to pray for our military
personnel also.
The sermon, Sunday, was given
by Rev James Stallings and the
choir sang the, "Sunshine in My
Soul", and the special music, was
song by Russell and Shirley
Randolph, and Annette and Leland
Sneed and the hymn, was "Savior,
Like a Shepherd Lead Us"

COFFEE KLATCH
The new people in the park this
week are Diane Morton from
Michigan and she is visiting Dave
Dobbersein, Wand Beehler is back
and Frank and Julia Wagner, Gerald
and Betty Holman, and Don and
Sandy Wallech.
Birthdays are Martha Able, Joe
Nelles, Rita Donnelly, Ben Bates,
and Mike Condra and the anniver-
saries are John and Linda Shroades,
Eddie and Deane Hammond,
Walmar and Martha Cluver, Clyde
and Arlene Anderson.
The 50/50 was won by Wayne
Bonner and the gift certificates
were won by Mary Thomason,
Gare Griffith, Joyce Pearsall, Alice
Moore, Francis Tessiess, Larry
Callis, Frank Wagner, Clyde
Anderson, Harry Siemen, Hershel
Wells,- Ted Wichers, Kenneth
Reichel, Cathy Vermeulen, Thanna
Adams, Roger Bell, Bob Bell, John
Velduizen, Dave Dobberstein and
me.

PROGRESS EUCHRE
We had fun playing euchre and
had seven tables. The high man was
Ted Metherell with 69 points, run-
ner-up man was Bob Bell with 68
points, and the low man was Glenn
Berry. with 40 points. The high
woman was a tie, with Shirley
Swisher and Edna Broadworth with
74 points each, and the low woman
was Barbara Lantz with 37 points.
The Most Loners was won by


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

BIG SALE
New and Used Merchandise
*Household Items
*Furniture
*Electronics
*Frozen Foods Name Brand
(lowest prices in Central FL)
COME BY AND SEE US
7% Tax 10% Buyers Premium
Auctioneer:
WD Parker AU2907
App. Auctioneer:
i John Shoffner AE324 + AB2266
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ir 4 Roads
$269,077 for replacing water/sewer
lines in the unincorporated areas of
Bowling Green, Doc Coil Road to *
West Broward and Dixianna Ave-
nue to Chester Street.
Director of Utilities Park Winter
said it would be similar to the work
presently being done in Wauchula
Hills, replacing obsolete lines. The
new lines will be six- or eight-inch
lines to accommodate fire hydrants,
with the lines going to each home
probably two-inch lines.
In Wauchula Hills, the work
extends to the third street south of
the school, Poucher, putting in lift
stations and manholes. They have
run into a dewatering problem tn
the ditch at Hancock and Petteway,
which apparently was a bayhead
and had to be sucked dry. "It has
generated a lot of water," said
Winter.
reviewed recent county min-
utes and made some adjustments to
the reason for votes on impact fees.
set a planning session of Feb. -
9 on the state proposals about
homestead taxes. Such issues as
portability (carrying tax exemp-
tions from place to place) and other
homestead considerations could
negatively affect Hardee taxes.
There will be a meeting at6 p.m. on
Feb. 15 at Hillsborough Com-
munity College and, hopefully, all
the commissioners will be able to
attend.


Gorden Lantz with six. Under the
table was Eunice Franks.
BID EUCHRE
Tuesday, we had five tables. The
winner for the men was Earl
Bodary with 238 points and low
man was David Murrhy with 79
,points. The high woman was
Shirley Swisher with 258 points
and the low women was Edna
Broadworth with 41 points. The
men's moon shot was Cloyce
Swisher and the women's moon
'sh ot wa me and 1)Dris Simmons,
with one each.
SHUFFLEBOARD
The winners, of the in park tour-
naments, were Joan Bell and Herib
Tessier taking first place with sec-
ond place going to Carlos Dennis
and Francis Smith.
Thursday we had Crystal Lake
here for shuffleboard park tourna-
ments, the women won 12 and lost
six and the men won eight and lost
10.

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Workshop II
On Saturday
The second part of a profes-
sional workshop on preparing
for a job will be on Saturday
from 1 to 3 p.m. at the multi-pur-
pose building at First Missionary
Baptist Church on New York
Avenue in south Wauchula.
For any business wanting to
be included or for more informa-
tion, call Katrina Blandin at 781-
1461.

File Homestead
Exemption Now
The March 1 deadline to file
for new residents to file-for
homestead exemption on their
property taxes is rapidly ap-
proaching. If there has been a
change of ownership or other
factors affecting exemptions, it
is the property owners responsi-
bility to file these changes.
For more information, stop by
the Property Appraiser's Office,
Room 103, on the Oak Street
side of Courthouse Annex II,
315 U.S. 17 South, Wauchula or
call 773-2196.

Bike-A-Thon To
Help Others
The "Have-A-Heart" bike-a-
thon on Feb. 17 will raise funds
for Lydia House for pregnant
unwed women in need. The f0W
mile ride starts and ends at
Christian Bible Fellowship off
U.S. 17 south of Bowling Green.
Entry is a minimum of $5 with
additional sponsorship encour-
aged. Soft drinks will be avail-
able along the route and a pizza
party will follow. Call 375-9913
with questions or to sponsor
someone. E-mail sargent-,
dp@earthlink.net for an entry
form.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 2006-CA-480
CITICORP TRUST BANK, FSB F/K/A
TRAVELERS BANK & TRUST, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GEORGE N. LACKEY; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GEORGE N. LACKEY;
MELINDA G. LACKEY A/K/A MELINDA.
G. LACKEY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSF
OF MELINDA G. LACKEY A/K/A
MELINDA LACKEY; "IF LIVING
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED,. AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); SUNCOAST SCHOOLS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING TOGETHER WITH ANY GRAN-,
TEES, ASSIGNESS, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANTS) AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s) /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is herby given that, pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the. Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Hardee County,
Florida, described as:

LOTS 25, 26, 27 AND 28, BLOCK
B, REVISED PLAT OF BRAD-
DOCK AND EDWARDS SUBDIVI-
SION SOMETIMES REFERRED
TO AS DR. W.T. GREEN'S
REVISED SUBDIVISION OF
BRADDOCK AND EDWARDS
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A
612 GREEN ST.
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, At the North Front
Door in the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA,. FL 33873 at
11:00 A.M. on February 21, 2007.
DATED THIS 23 DAY OF January
2007.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 23 day of January 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY. CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
Contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
Sceedings. If hearing impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800)
955-8770 (voice),-via Florida Relay
Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10T
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
S. CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 2006 CA 519
'HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORA-
DTION III, as Assignee to MBNA AMER-
-ICA (DELAWARE), N.A., a Delaware
corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHARON K. VASTOLA; and all
unknown parties claiming by, through,
under and against the above named
Defendant who are unknown to be
dead or alive whether said unknown
are persons, heirs, devisees,
grantees, or other claimants;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHARON K.
VASTOLA; FARMERS HOME ADMIN-
ISTRATION, UNITED STATES DEPAR-
TMENT OF AGRICULTURE; TENANT
I/UNKNOWN TENANT; and TENANT
IIjUNKNOWN TENANT, in possession
*of the subject real property,
Defendants /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
final Judgment/order entered in the
above noted case, that I will sell the
following property situated in Hardee
County, Florida described as:
Lot 3, Block 10, WILLIAMS ADDI-
TION TO ZOLFO SPRINGS,
according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book
I, Page(s) 27-A, Public Records
of Hardee County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the north front
steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse located at 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida at 11:00


A.M. on February 21, 2007. The high-
est bidder shall immediately post with
the Clerk, a deposit equal to five per-
cent (5%) of the final bid. The deposit
must be cash or cashier's check
payable to the Clerk of the Court.
finely payment must be made on or
before 5:00 PM. on the date of the
sale by cash or cashier's check.
Dated: 1-23-07

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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Set up as an ideal the facing of
reality as honestly and as cheer-.
fully as possible.
*-Dr. Karl Menninger


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY

Case No. 252007CP000009
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
HENRY CHARLIE SZARO,
also known as
HENRY C. SZARO, deceased /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HENRY CHARLIE SZARO, also known
as HENRY C. SZARO, deceased,
whose date of death was October 16,
2006, and whose social security num-
'ber is 266-40-0232, is pending in the
Circuit Court of Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH.
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 1, 2007.

Personal Representative
JULIA SZARO MURPHY
4114 Ohio Avenue
Tampa, FL 33616-1202
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.: 252007CA000042
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
1997 FORD EXPEDITION
VIN NO.: 1FMFU18L9VLA96134

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JEANETTE WOOD MERRITT
AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN OR TO THE PROP-
ERTY DESCRIBED BELOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for forfeiture of the following-
described personal property in
Hardee County, Florida:

1997 FORD EXPEDITION
VIN NO.: 1FMFU18L9VLA96134

has been filed against you by
Petitioner, THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, POLICE DEPARTMENT, and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's attor-
ney, whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1308, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1308, on or before March 2,
2007, and file the original with the
:Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a Default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Petition.
DATED on January 23, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.: 252007CA000043
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
1998 CHEVROLET VAN
VIN NO.: 1GNDX03E7WD323667

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: BELTRAN JORGE LUIS RENDON
AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN OR TO THE PROP-
ERTY DESCRIBED BELOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for forfeiture of the following-
described personal property in
Hardee County, Florida:

1998 Chevrolet Van
VIN NO.: 1GNDX03E7WD323667


has been filed against you by
Petitioner, THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, POLICE DEPARTMENT, and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, on.
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's attor-
ney, whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1308, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1308, on or before March 2,
2007, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a Default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Petition.
DATED on January 23, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
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The Squeezin's
By Barbara Carlton
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association


2007 FULL OF PROMISE
As we move into the new year, it is inevitable to reflect on the previ-
ous year's events and compare what was happening last year to this year.
What a difference one year makes!
For the first time in many years, there is optimism in the industry.
While the Florida citrus industry continues to have many challenges to
overcome, today growers feel they are up to the challenge and seem to iave
a renewed spirit, which hasn't been seen in years. Higher fruit prices are the
core reason for the new attitude. With more money circulating into the
industry, growers are again investing in their groves. The whole communi-
ty is feeling the relief.
A measurement of.the increase in activity is participation the Peace
River Manasota Basin Best Management Practices and its coinciding cost-
share funding programs. In 2006, citrus growers in our territory enjoyed
cost-share funds totaling $1.2 million. These funds are directly a result of
goals the association has achieved and the relationship the association has
forged with regulatory entities. This translates to $8.58 per acre of the total
citrus acreage in our territory.
As growers take advantage of these cost-share dollars to improve their
production techniques, vendors in our communities are gaining business
and the economic diversity of our industry can again be felt.
The Best Management Practices are common sense grove production
standards, many of which growers are already doing. Growers should take
advantage of this program and the benefits it offers to improve their grove
operations now.
The program was drafted with help from the Florida Department of
Agriculture & Consumer Services, Office of Water Policy, the Southwest
Florida Water Management District, the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, the
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and, most
importantly, growers.
With all these individuals and agencies participating in the process,
they can feel comfortable with the end result and support its recommenda-
tion.
Not all practices apply to all groves, allowing the grower to custom fit
the program to each individual operation. Participating now provides grow-
ers with "a presumption of compliance," which basically means if there is-
a local water quality program, the agencies mentioned recognize your grove
as a good steward.
Since this is a legislatively recognized program, it can change anytime
legislators choose. In the meantime, growers have enjoyed a host of bene-
fits of the voluntary program. You can be confident there will come a time
when the program is mandated.

RESERVE NOW!
The PRVCGA is preparing for its annual membership meeting. On
Feb. 20 beginning at 6 p.m., citrus growers will gather for an evening of fel-
lowship. The meeting will be held at the Turner Agri-Civic Center in
Arcadia. It will be the first meeting in the building since it was destroyed.
by Hurricane Charley in 2004. It is a fitting place to gather citrus growers
who have been dealing .with the effects of Hurricane Charley for all this
time.
Members and their guests will be treated to an evening of entertain-,
ment and personal triumph, featuring nationally sought-after speaker
Rocky Bleier. One of America's most courageous sportsmen, Bleier per-
sonifies determination and courage. Wounded severely in Vietnam, he
struggled for two years to walk, then run, then play and star for the
Pittsburgh Steelers as a running back and. part of the four-time Super Bowl
championship team.
The book and movie "Fighting Back" were based on Bleier's life. He
hag:lEvelopedworkshops to.empower individuals throughskills and moti-
vatioh. Bleierisi sure to please our membership with his entertaining "rid
motivational presentation.'
All citrus growers at invited to attend. Please make a reservation by
calling the association office at 773-2466 or e-mailing us at oj@prvc-
itrus.org. We look forward to visiting with all our members and friends
then.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252007DR000062
AMANDA J. MINK
JAMES J. MINK,
Petitioner
and
ENRIQUE A. GOMIS,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ENRIQUE A. GOMIS
3031 NE 11ilth Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are, required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
JAMES & AMANDA MINK, whose
address is 404 N. 10th Ave Wauchula,
FL 33873 on or before March 2, 2007,
and file the original with the clerk of
this Court at PO Drawer 1749, or 417
W. Main St., Room #202, Wauchula,
FL 33873, before service on Petitioner
or immediately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approval Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida.
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking-of-
pleadings.
Dated this 30 day of January, 2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

"If you are a person with a disability,
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled at no cost to you,
to the provision or certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt
of this Notice of Action, if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service 711.."'
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE
Case No. 25 2007 CP 000010
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CHARLES KIRK /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
Charles Kirk, File Number
252007CP000010, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The name
and address for the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
-demands against the decedent's
estate including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 8, 2007.

Peggy-KiitkHall
Personal Representative
22913 Sandusky Road
Marysville, Ohio 43040
J. STEVEN SOUTHWELL, II, ESQ.
Post Office Box 1748
Wauchula, FL 33873
863.773.4449
Florida Bar# 869791
Attorney for Petitioner
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cover of magazines and think I
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r Inside Out
SBy Chip Ballari



KILLOLOGY
In World War II, Army Brig. Gen. S.L.A. Marshall conducted a study
in killing. He found that only 15 to 20 percent of men could point a rifle at
another human being and pull the trigger. He discovered that many soldiers
shot above, beloW or beside the man he was supposedly trying to kill.
Normal human beings have a natural aversion to killing other human
beings, even if the other person is labeled the enemy.
But by the time the Vietnam War rolled around, 90 percent could kill.
What happened was the military had perfected techniques for behavior
modification of the soldiers to overcome their natural aversion to killing.
Video game designers employ the same techniques and mass market their
"games" to children.
Lt. Col. David Grossman (ret.), who coined the term "killology," stud-
ied these techniques over a 25-year period as a military psychologist and
has written a book called "On Killing" that ought to be required reading for
every American, especially those with children.
On Aug. 10, 1998, Grossman published in "Christianity Today" an arti-
cle titled "Why Are Kids Shooting Their Classmates?" The article sold an
all-time record of reprints and was been picked up for reprinting in seven
different languages, including Japanese and Chinese. It has been picked up
for reprinting in six different periodicals in. the United States, including
"U.S. Catholic" and "Hinduism Today."
And that was before the Columbine High School massacre happened.
Violence is as addictive as any drug and violence breeds more vio-
lence. If a small child watches his dad beat his mom, 20 years later when
he's under stress will he beat his own wife? Not necessarily, but there is a
far greater probability because behavior that children observe in the first
five years of their lives cannot be unlearned. Children who watch hundreds
of violent acts on TV are more likely to participate in violent acts.
Really this is just common sense, but for years it has been vehemently
denied because violence is big business. Colorado teen killers Dylah
Klebold and Eric Harris were clinically addicted to the video game
"Doom." OT Interactive, the distributor of "Do6m," boasted $531 million
in revenue in 1997.
On June. 10, 1992, the "Journal of the American Medical Association"
identified the fact that anywhere in North America that television ever
appeared, 15 years later violence sharply increased. Grossman reports that
when television is introduced into an area, playground violence increases
immediately, and within 15 years the murder rate has doubled because that
is how long it takes for the vicarious brutalization of 3- to 5-year-olds to
reach the "prime crime age."
Some people blame the epidemic of violence on guns and scream for
stricter gun control. But in the 1950s far more Americans per capital owned
firearms, but there were no school shootings or teen mass murders then.
Blame our ever more tolerant and permissive society with its increasingly
violent and pornographic rock music industry and graphically violent TV
shows and Hollywood films and the interactive computer video game
industry, not guns.
In his article in "Christianity Today," Grossman says, "The virus of
violence is occurring worldwide. The explanation for it has to be some new
factor that is occurring in all of these countries. There is only one new vari-
able present in each of these countries, bearing the exact same fruit: media
violence presented as entertainment for children."
S Way back in 1972 at the same time the Surgeon General made the
warning about the link between tobacco and cancer, he also warned abotit
the link between media violence and violent behavior. It has been denied
and ignored.for decades. In 1982, the National Institute of Mental Health
assessed over 2,500 studies and came to the conclusion that there is a clear
consensus about a strong link. The American Psychological Association ih
1992 had similar findings;.
_So \s h hasn't an outraged America rallied to tfop the avalanche of
\ i- lnce bing dumped upon our children? Grossman believes it's because
th"eeoplwie count on for our information literally have blood on their
hands. The national media and the television industry know that they ar'.
responsible. And although our kids are killing each other, the fat.cats aren't'
about to cut their own throats.
Chip Ballard welcomes comments at chipkyle746@earthlink.net.


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NOTICE

REQUEST FOR REZONE

All interested persons are hereby notified that Carol M. Knight is
requesting a rezone to change the classification of her property,
located at.60.4,S.7th Avenue, from R-.1.(Single.Family Residential),
to R-2 (Single Family Residential/Duplexes) and a FLUM:
Classification of Low Density Residential for the purpose of con-:
structing rental units (duplexes). The property is legally described
as:

1.36 COM AT NW COR OF NE 1/4 OF NE 1/4 RUN S
844 LKS E 949.50 LKS S 180 FT FOR POB S 330 FT W
180 FT N 330 FT E 180 FT TO POB 09 34S 25E
161P329 376P615. 449P20 556P420 P423P426 NC-
569P268
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, February 19, 2007 at
5:30 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday, March
12, 2007.at 6:00 p.m., at the City Commission Chambers, 225 E.
Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested per-
son(s) will be heard at these meetings. If any person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Board .or Commission with
respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of
the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record
is made.


ATTEST:
-S/Glarissa Abbott
City Clerk


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



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Tennis Teams Prepare For Season


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 Hardee tennis gets get
going early next week.
The boys squad, anchored by
Josh Ready, Casey Brutus and Jake
Crews, open Monday at DeSoto.
The girls, by varsity returnees
D.K. Davis, Natalie Green, Kaitlin
Justice and Clara Durrance, begin
their season on Tuesday at DeSoto.
The pattern continues, with the
Hardee boys hosting Sebring at 4
p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, and the
girls greeting Sebring on Feb. 20,
also at 4 p.m.
The first dual. matches are
Thursday, Feb. 22 when the Braden
River boys and girls squads come
at 4 p.m.
Home matches are held at the
Wauchula Municipal Courts off
West Oak Street. Spectators are
welcome.
Coach Ken Leupold, just off the
basketball courts, has had limited
time with his players and had
planned ladder matches for late this
week.
Boys players with some experi-
ence from last season are Taylor
Lambert, Drew Macias, Holden
Nickerson and Joe Porter. New to
the team are Josh Mayer, James
Olliff, Jimmy Sasser and Dustin
Spears.
For the girls, coming back with
some varsity experience last year
are Shelby Durrance and Amanda
Porter. Joining them are Samantha
Cowart, Samantha Hagans, Marissa
Hall, Miranda Helms, Katie


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Monday 12
Tuesday 13
Monday 19
Tuesday 20
Thursday 22
Friday 23
Tuesday 27

March
Thursday 1
Friday 2
Tuesday 6
Fri/Sat 9,10
Tuesday 13
Tuesday 13
Monday 19
Tuesday 20
Thursday 22
Monday 26
Tuesday 27
Friday 30
April
Monday 2
Wednesday 4


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De'Soto(Girls) There
Sebring(Boys) Here
Sebring (Girls) Here
Braden River (Boys and Girls) Here
Lemon Bay (Boys and Girls) There
Lake Placid (Boys and Girls) Here

Palmetto (Boys and Girls) There
Avon Park (Boys and Girls) There
Booker (Boys and Girls) Here
Heartland Conference(B & G) Sebring


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Lemon Bay (Girls)
De Soto (Boys and Girls)
Booker (Boys and Girls)
Palmetto (Boys and Girls)
Avon Park(Girls)
Sebring (Boys and Girls)
Okeechobee (Boys and Girls)


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Avon Park (Boys) Here
Braden River (Boys and Girls) There


Mon/Tue 17-18 District Tennis Tourney
Girls at SFCC
Boys at Sun-N-Lakes, Avon Park City
Friday21 RegionalTennis Tourney TBA
Head coach: Kenneth Leupold


Jernigan, Heather Kouns, Tina Lee,
Courtney Nicholson, Christina
Skitka and Kayla Woods.
Opponents from the huge Class
2A-District 9 are from four sur-


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Booker-Sarasota
Braden River-Manatee
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Sarasota, and Arcadia-DeSoto.


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Feb. 8 Varsity Baseball Fort Meade HOME 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Basketball Lake Placid HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Softball Mulberry Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 Boys Basketball TBA HOME 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 Boys Basketball D. Championship HOME 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 12 Varsity Baseball Haines City @Lake Wales 7:00 p.m.
Boys Tennis DeSoto Away 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 13 Softball Sebring HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Girls Tennis DeSoto Away 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 14 Varsity Baseball McKeel @Lake Wales 7:00 p.m.
Feb..15 Varsity Softball Santa Fe Away 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 16 Varsity Softball Lakeland Chr. HOME 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 Boys Tennis Sebring HOME 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 20 Girls Tennis Sebring HOME 4:00 p.m.
Girls Softball Braden River HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Lake Placid Away 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Braden River HOME 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 21 JV Baseball Frostproof Away 6:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Frostproof HOME 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 22 B&G Tennis Booker HOME 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Softball Lakeland Chr. Away 7:00 p.m.


For the week ended February 1, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,120 compared to
6,115 last week and 7,811 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week: slaughter
cows and bulls were steady to 2.00 higher; feeder steers and heifers steady
to 3.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 130.00-205.00
300-400 lbs., 109.00-155.00; and
400-500 lbs., 90.00-122.50.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 115.00-175.00;
300-400 lbs., 95.00-127.00; and
400-500 lbs., 85.00-107.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 45.00-50.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 56.00-65.00.


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Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 1:00 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 Predicacionll:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ..........9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ............5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico ....................6:30 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
M 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.
Worship Service ......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m

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

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

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
English Service ................. 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service....................7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427 -
Celebration Service 10 31 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.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship:.........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................9:00 a.m. _
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night............. ......7:30 p.m.


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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH .
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
-Praise & Worship....................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) ...............9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis) ........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............:.....600 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School. .9:30 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

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

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

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
SEvening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ....:...4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study...........6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2"d & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday School -9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ...................... 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service ...................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning......6:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............7:0....70 p.m.

SOUL IIAR\EST'MrNISRTFY
1337 H-lw. 17 Souln, 1\auchuta
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........7:30 p.m.
Sunday Spanih ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................11:00 a.m.
(Creole)' 1:00 p.m.
DailyMais in English ..............8:30 a.m.

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OFGOD
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 I
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.;.





FROM
THE
SOWER

Michael A. Guido
Metter,Georgia


After church one night a manr
asked a stranger, "Are you a
Christian?"
"I'm trying to be," he answered.
hopefully.
"Ever try to be an elephant?" he
wondered.
Just as you can't make yourself
an elephant, so you can't mak:
yourself a Christian.
Christianity is more than reform;
mation. It's regeneration by God's.
power.
Being a Christian isn't some-:
thing you do for yourself or for,
God. It's something God does for
you and in you. God makes the:
Christian, not man.
The Bible says, "All whoF
received Him, to those who
believed in His name, He gave the
right to become children of God."
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A finished work of art is a beautiful thing...whether as simple as a child's
painting...or as complex as an old master. The final product is complete when
every stroke of color is in the right place. What about a work in progress?
When an artist's work is in progress, it may not be so beautiful. Each slight
brush stroke must be placed exactly right to complete the whole picture. If a
mistake is made and the paint dries, the artist may have to start all over again.
We all make mistakes in our lives. God is forgiving; He allows us to try
L again when we have made a mistake. With His help we can make all the right
. "brush strokes" to complete a beautiful picture...a beautiful life.
S Worship in His House this week. Begin with a fresh canvas. When you
falter, talk with the Master and He will allow you to try again. Have faith, for
S"He has made everything beautiful in His time." IEcclesiastes 3:11)



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Some Cool Cats!


Happy second graders chosen by the faculty to become Cool Cats are: (front row from left)
Clayton Prestridge, Litzy Vargas, Kalisa Outley, Priscilla Villazana, Gannon Watson, Rosendo
Salgado and Laina Durrance; (back row) J.T. Canary, Maricruz Gonzales, Lance Bursler, Cameron
Strey, Logan Cunningham, Sarah Welch, Anthony Servin and Efrain Farias; not pictured is Eddie
Molina Sanibanez.


.These proud third graders happily show off their Cool Cat certificates and t-shirts: (front row from
left) Damaris Arana, Emily Johnson, Ronnie Ramirez, Kenny Servere, Mathew Hall and Ryan
'Moore; (back row) Zahria Williams, Nick Strey, Amanda Bandy, Aubrey Rigney, Dalton Krell,
'Stephanie Narciso and Juan Zabala.


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The Cool Cat Award was once again presented to the students of North Wauchula Elementary
School who showed a positive attitude and overall good character. These Cool Cats, shown
above, represent the kindergarten class, they are: (front row from left) Randy McLeod, Anthony
Merchant, Norma Rivera, Anahi Cano, Emmanuel Pluviose and Haley Canary; (back row) Paulo
Ruiz, Anat Patel, Drew Rigney, Rebecca Kedzior, Christina Short, J.C. Kulig, Aubrey Bragg and
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Billy Joe Staton, 29, Lake Wales,
and Melissa Faye Cooley, 33, Lake
Wales.
Yovany Arana-Gonzalez, 21,
Wauchula, and Amy Patricia Rojas,
19, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Roy A. Brown vs. Bill Grisinger,.
order.
Hardee Housing Authority d/b/a
The Palms vs. Cefie Metayer,
default judgment of Jan. 23 set
aside, new judgment.
Country Manor Associates LTD
d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
vs. Juan Castellano et al, judgment
for removal of tenant.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Ruth
Crespo, default judgment.
Hill's Auto World vs. Joseph K.
Pritchard, dismissed.
Elite Recovery Services Inc. vs.
William Parker, default judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
Teresa Jean Brewer, resisting an
officer without violent force, adju-
dication withheld, time served,
$315 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 investiga-
tive costs.
Charlie James Crenshaw, petit
theft, transferred to pretrial diver-
sionary program,
Jason Lee Devore, possession of
drug paraphernalia, 12 months pro-
bation, random drug screens, war-
rantless search and seizure, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $50 investigative
costs, 20 hours community service;
possession of marijuana, not prose-
cuted.
Daniel Shane Keene, violation of
probation (original charge trespass
other than structure/conveyance),
probation revoked, 90 days in jail
withcredit for time served (CTS),
outstanding fines and fees placed on
lien.
Antonio Jamaal Kilpatrick, bat-
tery, adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 12 months, four-hour anger
management class, $667 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, restitution to be set.
David Ramos, domestic battery,
not prosecuted.
,C iat'iM Antho.'ny Ripperger, con-
trocting without a license, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $60. investigative
costs.
Cassandra Cook, making a false
911 call, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs, $100
-.public defender fees, $50 investiga-
tive costs.

SThe 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.
SJason Lee Devore, DUI, 10 days
:CTS, probation one year, license
-suspended five years, ignition
interlock one year, tag impound 10
days, evaluation, DUI school, ran-
dom drug tests, no alcohol or bars,


$885 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, 30 hours com-
munity service.
Jerlin Forestal, driving while
license suspended (DWLS) and
possession of a suspended license,
20 days in jail suspended if
obtain valid license within 60 days,
$330 fine and court costs.
Carol McClelland, DWLS, adju-
dication withheld, 10 days sus-
pended, $330 fine and court costs
Wendell Andre Parker, DWLS,
10 days suspended, $330 fine
and court costs.
Frank Francisco Moreno, DUI
and DWLS, probation one year,
license suspended sis months, tag
impound 10 days, DUI school,
evaluation, no alcohol or bars,
$622.50 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $60 investiga-
tive costs, 60 hours community ser-
vice.
Christopher George. Bigelow,
DUI, probation one year, DUI
school, evaluation, no alcohol,
$330 fine and court costs, $50
investigative costs, 50 hours com-
munity service.
SManuel Hernandez Jr., DWLS,
10 days suspended, $330 fine
and court costs.
Russell Sanchez, racing on high-
way reduced to careless driving,
adjudication withheld, $330, fine
and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Joseph K. Pritchard and Monique
S. Pritchard, divorce.
Marisol Leon vs. Agustin
Sanchez, petition for injunction for
protection.
Jama S. Abbott vs. Jesse R.
Abbott, petition to modify child
support.
Santana Maria Rodriguez and
Juvenal Marin-Garcia, divorce.
Claudia and Jose Manuel
DeLoera and minor children (3
cases) vs. Nola Denise Jackson,
damages.
Juana Flores vs. Victor Flores-
Avalos, petition for injunction for
protection.
David Lee Smith vs. Victory
Body Smith, petition for injunction
for protection.
Lisa Torres vs. Nora Trevino,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Lisa Torres vs. Diana Rocha,
petition for injunctioqgfor pragc-
tion.
American Express Centurian
Bank vs. Gerald William Robinson,
damages.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Ernesto Aguilar and Julia A.
Aguilar, petition to foreclose mort-
gage.
Jamie Johnson vs. Marvin Brett
Johnson, petition for injunction for
protection.
Betty Beatrice Skipper and Harry
Ray Skipper, divorce.
Louann Lanham Rimes and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Heather Darlene
Thornton-Rimes, petition for child
support.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:


NOTICE

'HARDEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

To Whom it may concern:

You are hereby notified that the following described live-
stock Dark Brindle Brahma cross cow approx. 800 lbs. was
found Steve Roberts Special/Nickerson Rd., Hardee County
and is now impounded at the Hardee Livestock Market. The
amount due by reason of such impounding is all incurred
fees. The above described livestock will,, unless redeemed
within 3 days from date hereof, be offered for sale,at public
auction to the highest and best bidder for cash.
J.L. Cogburn, Sheriff
Hardee County, FL 21
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S- AGGRESSIVE RE.P RESENT N ,


Flores & Flores Inc. vs. James A.
Messana, order.
Michael Dale Owens and Tanya
Collier Owens, amended divorce
order.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
James Andrews, voluntary dis-
missal.
Avelo Mortgage LLC vs. Colette
Greene et al, voluntary dismissal.
Margaret "-mtino as personal rep-
resentative vs. Amber A. Wood, C.
Elton Crews Inc., Crews Groves
-Inc., Alfonso Valdovinos, Hwy 72
LLC and Peace River Citrus
Products Inc., order.
Linda Nellis vs. Oscar Soto,
injunction for protection.
Ricky Joe Bandy and Tammy
Marie Bandy, modified divorce
order.
Citicorp Trust Bank FSB vs.
George N. Lackey estate et al, judg-
ment of mortgage foreclosure.
Household Finance Corp. III as
assignee vs. Sharon K. Vastola et
al, judgment of mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Victor Nava vs. Carla Nava
O'Bryan, dismissed.
Lori M. Dease vs. David D.
Dease, order on child support
arrearages.
Jacklyn Patricia St. Fort and
DOR vs. Mackinson St. Fort, child
support modified.
Danielle Hines vs. Robert Hines,
order

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Alicia E. Brown and DOR vs.
Douglas E. Richardson.
Della Spann and DOR vs. Evrick
Blenman.
Alicia R. Lara and DOR vs.
Ginger Gallegos.
Tammy R. Fulton and DOR vs.
Wesley L. Murphy.

Court-ordered certificates of
child support delinquency were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court in the following
cases:
Claretha L. Wilson vs. Sharon E.
Outley.
Linda M. Perez vs. Delfino
Velaquez.
Lisa A. Rigdon vs. Fitzroy R.
Richard.
Sylvia Walton vs. Isaac Smith.
Mary M. Nobles vs. Rodolfo
Torres Jr.
Katherine Warren vs. Shawn T.
Casey.
Topeika White vs. Cedric D.
Williams.
Eric A. Woods vs. Rebecca L.
Richardson.
Luevina P. Cunningham % s.
Luevina A. Brown.
Richard A. Brown vs. Patti A.
Brown.
Precious .Brown vs. James L.
Matthews.
Jose A. Cabrera vs. Maria L.
Carbrera.
Matthew D. Carroll vs. Tonya D.
Carroll.
Elena Chavira vs. Peter, Gomez.,
Amy Flores vs. Jesus Cisneros.
Amanda L. Terrell vs. Michael
Cruz.
Dora Cuevas vs. Joe A. Sanchez.
Debra J. Driggers vs. Louis S.
Perez.
Deanna K. Ellis vs. Darrell E.
Ellis.
Nina M. Garcia vs. Jeremiah P.
Martinez.
Victoria Gomez vs. Rosalio H.
Rios.
S;Flavia Gonzales' vs. Juan
Gonzales.
Mary L. Gon;ales vs. J6e M.
Gonzales.
Gwendolyn Hines vs. Millie
Johnson. .
Bessie L. Jones vs. Jacqueline DI
Small.
Nakkia V. White .vs. Willie. J.
Kilpatrick Jr.
Cynthia R. Lundry vs. Douglas
R. Kizer.
Eugene S. Pace vs. Debbie T.
Luna.
Frances Mancillas vs. Rogelia R.
Rivera.
Flora E. Martinez vs. Kevin
Anderson.,
Stephanie Mez"a vs. Ruben
Villegas.
Elizabeth Bartolon Ortiz vs. Juan.
J. Correa.
Josephine Garza vs. Manuel
Cisneros Flores.
Maria D. DeLeon vs. Jose D.
. Rojas.
Sylvia Sanchez vs. Rushin D.
E lliso n "
Lynne Morales vs. Rushitn D.
Ellison.
Sophia Garcia vs. Margarita
Perez.


Gabriella D. Leslie vs. Joe A.
Hearns.
Aurelia M. Torres vs. Ramori
Martinez.
Joann Trevino ,vs. Raul Trevino. '
Lisa M. Williams vs. Marvin
Williams Jr.
Martha L. Williams vs. Martin L.'
Williams.
Annie L. McDonald vs. Terry A.
Browdy.
Sandy J. Staton vs. Timothy P.
Staton.
Rebecca Tamayo vs. Emilio,
Tamayo Jr.
Maria G. Tefft vs. DavidA. Tefft.
Vernerdeen Shanks, vs. Robert D.
Shanks.
Annie Talio vs. Gerald T. Cruz.


Lorenza Salazar vs. George
Alamia.
Mindy C. Apolinar vs. Jesus M.
Apolinar.
Kelly L. Barber vs. Benjamin W.
Barber.
Janice K. Farabee vs. Walter W.
Boyd.
Kimberly R. Surrency vs. Keith
L. Brown.
Terri L. Bryant vs. Matthew M.
McEntyre.
Nicole L. Massey vs. Lewis A.
Butler.
Rhonda K. Coatney vs. Jamie E.
Coatney.
Susan A. Croy vs. Rodney L.
Dudek.
Kimberly B. Miller vs. Jonathan
H. Pledger.
Billie R. Cullifer vs. Rose W.
Cullifer.
The state Department of Families
and Children's Services (D-CAF)
and DOR vs. Jerry J. Daniels.
D-CAF and DOR vs. Kimberly
M. Stewart.
Latoya Tucker vs. Karonga
Davis.
D-CAF and DOR vs. Wilfredo
Santos Jr.
D-CAF and DOR vs. Juan M.
Juarez.
Thelma E. Reddics vs. Jan A.
Ellison.
Rosa Flores vs. Jose Silva.
Michael G. Ford Sr. vs. Angel M.
Adcox.
Peggy S. Franklin vs. Frank J.
Costigan.
Annette L. Gannon vs. Joseph H.
Shaw.
Angelina Garcia vs. Joaquin
Rodriguez.
Evangelina Rodriguez vs. Heri-
berto R. Garcia Jr.
Carol Gargus vs. Robert J.
Johnston.
Margarita Gauna vs. Ruben
Benavides.
.Crystal G. Barnwell vs. Randy L.
Gillis.
Susana Gonzalez vs. Francisco
Calderon.
Barbara A. Chavez vs. Stacy J.
Gough.
Sandra Graham vs. Cheryl A.
SPackard.
Kayla L. Granger 'vs. Tony T.
Cantu.
Esmeralda Guajardo vs. Enrique
Garza.
Sylvia Sanchez vs. Jessica N.
Gueara.
Rosa E. Gutierrez vs. Jose D.
Tapia.
Doris Y. Hernandez vs. Manuel
Hernandez Jr.
Carol Gargus vs. Kellie M.
Hernandez.
Thomas J. Souther vs. Dari. "
Herrera r.
SMallory Alvarado vs. I)rrell
SHines.
Shauntee Hines vs. Javohn D.
Camel.
Brandi D. Johnson vs. Elissa J.
Hollingsworth. I
Kathleen N. Alaniz vs. Lary D.
Isomm.
Isabel Izaguirre vs. Jennifer
Hurtado. :
Isabel Izaguirre vs. Gilbert I.
Rodriguez.
Juanitai K. Daniels vs. Lacorey
Johnson.,
Jennifer A. Kalagian vs. Ricky L.
Eubanks
Leona K: Knarr vs. Daniel Knarr.
Edna 'A. Lemay vs. Daniel R.
Pelham. '
Orlanda Sambrano vs. Andrew
Martinez.
'Mafia C. Martinez vs. Joe
Gonzalez.
Cristy M. McCullough vs. Scott
McCuillough.
iAmanda McKiiney vs. William
0. McKinney III.
Cassandra Coney vs. Rutha L.
Means.
'Kathy J. Morris vs. Marvin
Cook.
April D. Oates vs. Simon L.
Brown III.
Mollie O'Bryan vs. Jorge A.
Campos.
Mollie O'Bryan vs. Freddie-
Cprlton Sr.
|Sandra Graham vs. Cheryl A.


Packard.
Melissa K. Parker vs. Charles B.
Wilson.
Melissa K. Parker vs. Richard
Smith.
Elena T. Villarreal vs. Jesus A.
Patino.
Donnell T. Patton vs. Rajeeni D.
Faulk.
Jani N. Penney vs. Jerrick L.
Brown.
Vivian A. Pierce vs. George W.
Pierce.
Myrtle E. Weeks vs. Deano O.
Radant..
Nancy Ramirez vs. Manuel A.
McCumber.
Reba N. McCoy vs. Kandyce W.
Ramos.
Frankie R. Raulerson vs. Ashley
N. Norman.
Frankie R. Raulerson vs. Justin
A. Raulerson.
Sylvia E. Reyna vs. Raymond
Reyna.
Daisy K. Richardson vs. Rodney
A. Smith.
Cynthia G. Fairless vs. Richard
D. Rivera.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the'
judge.
Evelyn Louise Madison, armed
robbery, adjudication withheld,-
probation three years, no contact
with victim, continue medical treat-,
ment, no weapons, $495 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender fee
and $300 court-appointed fee
placed on lien.
Eduardo Rivera, robbery with a
firearm reduced to lesser rob-
bery with a weapon, and trafficking
in methamphetamine, five years
Florida State Prison (first three
minimum-mandatory) CTS, fol-
lowed by five years drug offender
probation, $495 fine and court costs
on first charge, $50,000 fine plus
$2,500 surcharge and $375 court
costs on second all placed on
Slien; possession of drug parapher-
nalia, conspiracy and uttering a
forged instrument, not prosecuted.
Reynaldo Rivera, violation of
probation (original charges two
counts battery on a law enforce-
ment officer), violation affidavit
withdrawn, resume probation with
.. same conditions.
Catarino Dario Borgas, posses-
sion of a firearm by a felon -
amended to constructive possession
of a firearm by a felon, probation
two years, $495 fine and court
costs, $340 public defender fees, 75
hours community service.
Jesse Box, two counts sexual bat-
tery and sexual imprisonment,
seven years Florida State Prison
CTS, designated a sexual offender,
$495 fine and court costs and $340
public defender fees placed on lien.
Jose Angel Garcia, possession of
marijuana and reckless driving,
transferred to county misdemeanor
Sand criminal traffic court; three
counts possession of a controlled
substance without a valid prescrip-
tion, not prosecuted.
Ramon Pablo Hernandez, pos-
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Antonio Lucas-Jose, disorderly
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Patricia B. Gross, possession of
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clerk of court:
James L. Myers to William T.
Trawick and Cynthia G. Dees;.
$430,000.
Cynthia Winningham to Rafik
Abdel Halim, $55,000.
Noah A. Jacobson and Roger C.
Jacobson to Greg and Adele Reints;
$413,000.
Thomas L. Taylor and Lisa Mi
Williams to Andrew E. and Maria
C. Petterson, $70,000.
Rafael Arce Jr. and Jose L. Flores
to Christopher D. and Wendy M.
Lovett, $170,000.
Edward Maldonado to Lance,
Bursler, Amy Bursler and Dolores
S. Bursler, $30,000.
Heartland Properties LLC to
Phillip D. and Diane L. Fleming;
$47,500.
Chester Lynn and Kay Huddle-
ston to Robert L. Ice Sr., $50,000.
Sherry A. May to Rebecca L..
Barber and Warren E. May III,
$18,100.
Larry H. Jr. and Amy Suzanne
McClellan to Tangela Guerrero,
$170,000.
Jeffrey and Charity Steckel to
Richard A. Jr. and Renee M. Reed,
$170,000.
Central Mobile Homes Inc. to
Wayne M. Gauthier and Debra A.
Markl, $72,000.
Jeril R. Clenney and Janice B.
Clenney as co-trustees to Jed and
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Outta' The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission


DEER SEASON AND DUCK HUNTING
If you're like me and haven't bagged that monster buck yet, or maybe
you live in the central or southern part of the state and haven't come to
terms with the fact general gun season's over for the year, February might
have just what the doctor ordered.
You see, there's a second phase of the muzzleloading gun season Feb.
15-25, but only in the Northwest Hunting Zone.
Immediately following the close of general gun season in the
Northwest Zone, this muzzleloading season offers continued deer and hog
hunting opportunities. The best part is it occurs during the rut in some areas
and offers the best chance of taking a trophy whitetail. For instance, in most
parts of the Apalachicola National Forest and in Gadsden County, the rut's
still going strong during this time. Also, on Eglin Air Force Base, the rut's
just coming in.
The hunt is for wild hogs and bucks with at least one antler five inch-
es or more in length above the hairline. On private land, the daily bag limit
is two deer. Bag limits and antler size for deer on wildlife management
areas (WMAs) can differ, so check the area's brochure before you hunt.
It's important to note no turkeys may be taken during this season.
On private lands this year, crossbows can now be used during this sea-
son, as well as muzzleloaders and bows, but you must have the $5 muz-
zleloading gun permit to hunt, no matter which method of take you choose
to use.
On WMAs nothing's changed, and the post-season is still referred to as
the archery/muzzleloading gun season Only bows and muzzleloaders can
be used no crossbows are allowed, unless you possess a Disabled Person
Crossbow Permit. To hunt during this season on WMAs, you must have an
archery permit if you use a bow and a muzzleloading gun permit if you use
a muzzleloader.
Bows and crossbows must have minimum draw weights of 35 pounds,
and hand-held releases on bows are permitted. For taking deer, broadheads
must have at least two sharpened edges with a minimum width of 7/8 inch.
Muzzleloaders that fire single bullets, when used for taking deer, must be
at least .40-caliber. Those firing two or more balls must be 20-gauge or
larger.
You're allowed to take deer and hogs over feeding stations on private
land, as long as the feeding station has been established for at least six
months prior to the season and is maintained year-round. It's illegal to use
bait on WMAs.
Some things you can't do during this post-season include: using dogs
(except leashed dogs can be used to track wounded game); shooting swim-
.ming deer; using explosive or drug-injecting arrows; using muzzleloaders
with self-contained cartridge ammunition capabilities; and using or even
possessing modern firearms.
Also, Feb. 3-4 are statewide "Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days."
Children under 16 can hunt waterfowl, coots and common moorhens while
supervised by an adult (18 years or older). Just the kids can hunt adults
only supervise. No licenses or permits are required for participants.
The daily bag limit on ducks is six, and within that six-bird limit there
can be only one black duck, one mottled duck, one fulvous whistling-duck,
one pintail and one canvasback. Two may be redheads, wood ducks or
scaup, and four can be scoters or mallards (of which only two can be
female). The daily limit on coots and common moorhens is 15, and there's
a five-bird limit on mergansers, only two of which may be hooded. All
other species of ducks may be taken up to the six-bird limit, except harle-
quin ducks. Taking or attempting to take harlequins is illegal.
Shotguns, 10-gauge or smaller, are the only firearm the kids are
allowed to use during the Youth Waterfowl Days, and shotguns must be
plugged to no more than a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber
combined). Waterfowl hunters may possess only "non-toxic" shot only


iron (steel), bismuth-tin and various shot made from tungsten-alloy are per-
missible. Bows too are legal but not very practical for duck hunting.
It's legal to use retrievers, artificial decoys and manual or mouth-oper-
ated bird calls. In fact they're essential gear for duck hunting.
Whether you decide to continue deer hunting in the Northwest Zone,
or if you'd rather take your kid duck hunting during the statewide Youth
Waterfowl Days February's got you covered.
Here's hoping your persistence pays off. Take a kid hunting. If you
don't have any children, offer to take someone else's be a mentor. As
always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we'll see you in the woods!
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's Division of
Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about
hunting at Tony. Young@FWC.com.




The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls

OPEN HOUSE cates went to Jane Millem, Stan
It was a cool and windy last Sommers, Doug Johnson, Mary
Sunday so we moved music into Lou Katzur and Frank Huiet.
the clubhouse. Fourteen musicians On the 30th Susan Hamby won
played and 56 people came to lis- the 50/50 and Rita won the jackpot
ten. Julie Hamel won the 50/50, and two merchant certificates.
Vera Burke and Paul Meek the Norma Reed, Mark Hermann and
jackpot. Merchant certificates went Sue Byers also won merchant cer-
to Joan Patterson, Pay Hynes, tificates.
Norma Reed, Don V. Spyker and
Dale Bohnett. At Pokeno on Monday the 29th
Pat Bohnett and Charlotte Long-
SHUFFLEBOARD ueuil were the big winners. On
HORSESHOES Wednesday the 31st five Phase 10
Both are drawing more players players gave two games to Sally
and spectators every week. Our Hatfield (go, Sally!).
first annual Horseshoe Tournament
will be held on Monday the 12th. NOTES FROM AROUND
Start practicing, ladies and gents, THE PARK
and come out to win a trophy. We had to say an early goodbye
to, Russell and Sheila McGuire..
BINGO AND CARDS Russell needs to go back home for
At bingo on Jan. 25 Joann Bray treatment. We'll keep him in our
won the jackpot and Stan Sommers prayers and hope they can come
won the 50/50. Merchant certifi- back soon..
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COURTESY PHOTO
Here are some of our musicians doing what they love best.


The Brookside Bluff Clubhouse
is rocking on Friday nights. Jam
sessions are held on Fridays when
no other events are scheduled. Last
Friday, the residents of Brookside
Bluff were entertained by Jim
Withers on the guitar, Pete Stock
playing the harmonicas, Ken
Smith playing the fiddle, Jim White
playing the bass, and Bernie
Brewer playing the guitar.
Jim Withers is in charge of invit-
ing talented musicians from other
parks and making other arrange-
ments for the musical event.
Performing in the past has been
Amy Frazier from Big Tree, Noah
Carter from Oak Hill Park, Gillis
Champaign from Cross Creek, Bill
Borders from Little Willie's and
Jane Baily from Toby's. There
were jam sessions on Jan. 20 and
Feb. 2.
A special Jam session is being
scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 10
at the Brookside Bluff Pool from 3.
to 5 p.m. All invitations to play for


February 8, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


that event are issued by Jim White
who is arranging that event. Every-
one is invited to listen to the music.
A beauty pageant was held on
Jan. 26, along with a spaghetti feast
that was prepared by-Linda Burns,
Janet Young, Flo Padronos and.
Joan Hamilton. The contestants
were all males who had raided their
wives closet. The laughter caused
by these "beauties" rang through
the clubhouse as Joan Kennedy
acted as Mistress of Ceremonies.
The "beauty" contestants all used
aliases and their real names were a
closely guarded secret.
Hazel Roberts, Merle Kincade,
Phil Ryan and Ken Hysel did the
difficult job of judging the fairest of
the contestants.
The "beauty" contestants parad-
ed thorough the audience as Beth
Walton played the piano. Judy Trier
and Shannon Hall were in charge of
the decorations that were unique.
The evening was a tremendous sub-
cess.


Living Well
By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Waucnula Administrator

HEART HEALTH
February is Heart Health Month and we will read much about how to
take charge of our health and reduce our risks for heart disease. The focus
on the heart this month is a compliment to Valentine's Day on Feb. 14 when
our thoughts turn to love and strong relationships, which also impacts our
health. The heart is a muscle love actually resides in the brain, but there
is a connection with those two organs.
Happy relationships feel good, whether they are romantic, family ties,
friendships, relationships with co-workers or mentorships, and they help
ward off a variety of illnesses. Most of us thrive on having support and a
strong social network. Research done at the University of Texas showed
that having a social relationship is good for your health because being
happy makes your heart and circulatory system function better and it low-
ers stress.
Another heart (and brain) health tip: If around Valentine's Day a friend
or loved one gives you a gift of chocolate, you need to know that it, too,.can
help with heart health. It has been curing ills for centuries. The Maya used
chocolate for its healing powers. Aztec rulers drank chocolate as, a source
of energy and fortitude. The Spanish fed it to their armies to build resistance
and fight fatigue. Chocolate, like some fruits and vegetables is packed with
antioxidants which research has shown, may reduce the risk of heart dis-
ease. The American Heart Association's Council on Nutrition has reserva-
tions about adding chocolate to its list of healthy foods, though, because it
is calorie dense. Okay, so maybe adding chocolate to the fruit food group is
out of the question and substituting chocolate bars for apples isn't a healthy
choice. However, we can eat it in moderation and know that it benefits our
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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown

CHAPEL should always honor all our men
We had 157 people at chapel ser- and women veterans.
vices. Pastor Jim Williams spoke
.on how we are perplexed, but not in COFFEE HOUR
:despair. Pastor Williams also spoke A large crowd of 214 attended
*about the world situation. Ushers coffee hour. Our speaker was Dr.
:were Dale and Fay Aurand and Keith Vandenbrink, a representa-
:Dick and Ruby Barham. Special tive from SkyMed. He had a very
:music was a piano duet by Cheryl informative talk about the benefits
:Conkle and Sandy Feeser. We SkyMed has to offer. At coffee hour
:should all say a prayer for all our we all sang Happy Birthday and
:men and women who are serving Happy Anniversary to those cele-
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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Jan. 31 were Barb
and Jerry Koehne, Pauline
-McKenzie and Ron Meathrel.
-Durwood Zank led the U.S. Pledge,
Sylvia Baker led the Canadian
Pledge and Don Merillat led the
prayer. The 50/50 winners were Flo
and Don Smith, Lee Roy and
Wilma Behymer, Dale and Shirley
Sills and Ron and Betty Ackermann
won twice.
THE LUAU
The annual luau will be held on
Saturday, Feb. 24, rain or shine, at
the Rec. Hall. The entertainment
this year will be Southern Gold.
Tickets go on sale Feb. 8 at 9 a.m.
If you are interested in being on the
Luau Committee, see Fran and
Dick Robinson.
BINGO
Pat Worrick won the paper spe-
cial on Jan. 26 and Don Smith and
B. Tracy split the paper special on
Jan. 29. Also on Jan. 29, Nancy
Morrison won the extra game for
the hot ball jackpot. Nancy split a
hot ball jackpot on Jan. 22. Nancy,
some of us other bingo players
would like a chance at winning it.
COMING EVENTS
On Saturday, there will be a
Pancake Breakfast. The Valentine's
Dance will also be on Saturday,
Feb. 10, and the band will be The
Nite Lites. There will be a line
dance on Feb. 17 sponsored by the
line dancers.

SCORES
Bowling Jan. 24: first Goof Offs,
second Mywin and third Fearless


Four.
Men's Golf and Ladies Golf on
January 25 was rained out.
Mixed Golf Jan. 29: the winners
were Loyd Lankford, Joe Bennitt
and Don Silfies.
Shuffling Jan. 30: three-game
winners were Chris Arend,
Charlene Baker, Dale Baker, Bob
Bundy, Eleanor Dice, Bob Funk-
houser, Marilyn Funkhouser, Norm
Harris, Charlie Howerter, Walter
Lyle, Don Merillat, Charlie Molett,
Joe Newman, Keith Stephens,
Doug Taylor, Myrna Wildlay and
Margaret Van Veen
CHURCH
Rosalie Folnsbee was the greeter
for the 118 that attended church
service on Jan. 28. Early morning
rain showers prompted the singing
of the hymn "There Shall Be
Showers of Blessing" to open the
service.
The Offertory prayer was given
by Don Merillat. Bob Wilday and
Lowell Gordon were ushers. The
pianist, Carol Merillat, and organ-
ist, Jim Bolhouse, played the famil-
iar hymn "Mansion Over the
Hilltop" as the offering was
received. Nancy Morrison directed
the choir as it sang "Wonderful
Grace of Jesus," accompanied by.
the pianist.
Rev. Winne's inspiring sermon
titled "Hope" was based on
Scripture taken from Titus 2:18.
Hymns used during the service
were "I Know Whom I Have
Believed"; "O Happy Day"; and
"Take the Name Of Jesus with
You." The service closed with the
singing of "God Be With You Till
We Meet Again."


April and May.
NEWS OF INTEREST
We were sad to hear that Matt
Cairns passed away Jan. 28. Also,
Sally Peppler's brother passed
away Jan. 24 and Arlene Merema's
cousin passed away Jan. 26. We
send their families and friends our
sympathy and prayers.
At the pancake breakfast 200
were served. There were 28 won-
derful people who donated blood,
this is such a great thing to do.
SHUFFLEBOARD
On Jan. 25 at Sebring, Larry
Brown and Nancy Singleton won
first in main. Also at Sebring,
Robert Myers and Mamie Morton
won fourth in consolation.
On January 26 at Sebring Cheryl
Conkle won fourth in consolation.
PERSON OF THE WEEK
Our own Diane Pearson is bring-
ing her group the Stonebridge
Country Band to entertain us for
our Valentine's Dance on Feb.10.
Diane and husband Richard have
been in our park for seven years.
They have been married 42 years
and have three children and eight
grandchildren. The band has been
together for over 10 years.
The other band members are Ted
Bertin and Charlie Tryon. Diane
also yodels and has puppets that
she performs with. Diane won sec-
orid place in the Open Country
singing contest in Canada. Diane
has recorded solo CDs and she
hopes to release a CD with Ted in
the fall.
The band puts on a great show.
GAMES
On Jan. 23 Alley set a record, we
had 64 players, Arlene Seabright,
Dick Chapman, Joyce Smith and
Caye Parolari were undefeated.
Alley on Jan. 25 had 50 players,
with Bob Bellis, Ron White and
Les Anderson being undefeated.
Bowling had 25 bo\' lers on Jan.
31 John Posey had a,high game of
223, Dick Whitton had high series
of 540. Marylyn Acard had a high
game of 187 and she also had high
series of 458.
COMING EVENTS
February 11 will be the
Pennsylvania picnic in the rec hall
at 12:30. Saturday Feb.17 we will
have a Craft Sale at 9 and a snack
bar at 11, put on by the Painting
Class.
The night of Feb. 17 we will
have a show with The Texan start-
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MARCUS J. F7FI I F Circuit Judge for Hardee County
SUSAN W. ROBERTS circuit Judge for 10th
Judicial Circuit and Ninth-Generation Floridian


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1oVer Art Cottest

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!




200 U.S. Savings Bond.
publication of your work on the cover of the special section.
)ur photo and biographical story inside the cover.

100 U.S. Savings Bond.
publication of your winning entry inside the special section.

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.


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

COUNTY
Feb. 4, Antonio Guajardo Jr., 22, of 656 Hyde St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on warrants alleging failure to appear in
court on two counts possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and
two counts sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church.
Feb. 4, criminal mischief on Chamberlain Boulevard was reported.

Feb. 3, a burglary on David Court and criminal mischief on Altman
Road were reported.

Feb. 2, a residential burglary on South Road and theft on U.S. 17 North
were reported.

Feb. 1, Christopher Scott Stokes, 18, of 3419-33rd Ave. East, Braden-
ton, was arrested by Fish and Wildlife Commission Ofc. Clinton Thompson
and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
Feb. 1, Lavell Allen Hall, 15, of 3606 Suwannee St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of violation of probation on
a felony, grand theft auto, and also charged him with misdemeanors resist-
ing arrest without force and loitering/prowling.
Feb. 1, a.fight on Mowatt and Tuskeegee streets, a vehicle stolen on
SCrow Lane, and thefts on Central Avenue and U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 31, Robert Joseph Harrell, 51, of 319 Riverside Drive, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with DUI.
Jan. 31, A theft on SR 62 and a fight on Altman Road were reported.

Jan. 30, Bobby Joe Couglin, 27, of 116 Lang Drive, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on warrants charging him with violation of
probation (original charges possession of marijuana and purchase of mari-
juana).
Jan. 30, Christian Lopez, 20, of 2229 Locust Drive, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of violation of probation (orig-
inal charge fleeing to elude an officer using lights and sirens).
Jan. 30, Christopher Rene Pennington, 35, of 1915 E. Laurel St.,
Bartow, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charge of non-support.
Jan. 30, thefts in two locations on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 29, Jerry Joseph Gannon, 18, of 1273 Mockingbird Lane, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation (original charge assault).
Jan. 29, Luciano Lara, 20, of 4520 Maple Ave., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a capias alleging failure to pay a fine
on a conviction for disorderly conduct.
Jan. 29, burglary of a conveyance on John Holt Road, and thefts on
North Florida Avenue, Boyd Cowart Road, Azalea Lane and Altman Road
were reported.

WAUCHULA
Feb. 4, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Feb. 3, a fight on Stenstrom Road was reported.

Feb. 2, Jersain Camacho-Gomez, 26, and Elebeder Pineda-Eriza, 28,
both from West Palm Beach, were arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and
each charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia. Camacho-Gomez was also charged with driving with no valid
license.
Feb. 2, Marcos Rojas, 24, of 1853 Smith Road, Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with disorderly intoxication. He was
detained on a capias alleging failure to pay a fine on a conviction for dis-


orderly intoxication.
Feb. 2, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Jan. 31, a residential burglary on East Main Street was reported.

Jan. 30, burglary of a conveyance on Carlton Street, a vehicle stolen
on Green Street and a tag stolen on U.S. 17 North were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Feb. 4, Daniel Farias, 18, of 635 Grove St., Bowling Green, was arrest-
ed by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with domestic battery and resisting
arrest without violence.
Feb. 4, Monica Sierra Hodge, 13, of 5242 Madison Lake Road, Tampa,
was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with three counts battery on
"detention staff, resisting arrest with violence and criminal mischief.
Feb. 4, Jose Marcelino Abrego, 30, of 316 Orange St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Cp. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with DUI and driving
while license suspended.
Feb. 4, a fight on Maple Avenue was reported.

Feb. 3, Esteban Diego Rodriguez, 23, of Wimauma, was arrested by
Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with DUI and no valid license.
Feb. 3, Jeffery Bryant Ramirez, 42, of 3515 Virginia Lane, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with resisting arrest without
violence.
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When a young man decides to enter the veterinary profession, no one
really tells him, up front, what he has in store for him in terms of the reac-
tion of his patients. I suspect my physicians friends work their whole career
and are rarely injured by their patients, but it is a way of life for a veteri-
narian.
I was painfully aware of that last week when I reached down to help
the girls lift a big, white, fuzzy Great Pyrenees dog up on the examining
table. This breed, often used to protect goats and sheep, is normally an
affectionate, gentle and very docile animal. However, when I reached under
her to lift, she utilized all of her 89.6 pounds and sank her teeth into my
arm. I ran back toward my desk to keep from falling, and I was reminded
once again about the risks of being a veterinarian.
Just in the line of duty I had quite a history. The first nine or 10 years
I was in practice It was difficult for me to even get near a dachshund with-
out getting bit, but during my years as a large animal vet I had a significant
number of injuries that just go with the territory.
A bull kicked me and broke my arm once, and another time a horse
kicked me in the chest with both hind feet and I was slammed against the
two by six-inch board fence in the barn. It left me unconscious and with
what the doctors defined as the costa chondral junction syndrome. Frankly
the treatment is worse than the injury because they inject every junction of
the ribs to the sternum with Lidocane and Cortisone. Most people pass out
by the time they get through injecting, and there were a couple of time I
thought I was going to hit the deck.
My arm was also broken (again) by a Chow that bit me at a clinic in
Lakeland. Frankly my arms look like I have been in a war because of the
number of scratches and scars from cats. When I work the Saturday pet vac-
cination clinics, if we are working outside, and a cat pitches a fit we can't
turn it loose because they will get away. We just hang on in spite of the bites
and claws until we get them back in a crate so all of us just suffer the muti-
lation.
There was one cute story about the cat thing when I was in school at
Auburn years ago. A student was holding a cat, and it turned on him. It bit
him and also grabbed his arm with all four legs and claws hanging in him.
The only way he could get rid of it was to shake it off against the wall at
the end of the room.
This episode came up at the next clinical pathological conference we
had every day after lunch, and we talked about what would have been the
appropriate thing to do and how to remove the cat from yourself or your-
self from the cat. We spent about an hour with everybody on the staff talk-
ing about what they would do or would not do. Finally, after about an
hour's discussion, the student stood up and said indignantly, "I think the
only fellow qualified to comment about the cat was the one the cat had a
hold of."
I also remember the time I had a 25-pound sheep standing on a small
table in front of me, and I was trying to put a thermometer in his rectum.
About that time he kicked me square in what is a pretty vulnerable area of
my anatomy to remind me once again about the hazards of my profession.
ihe ladies who owned the sheep really did try to hold their laughter.
Then there was the time I had an emergency involving a monkey. He
was pretty sick and when I tried to put a thermometer in his rectum to check
his temperature he prorhptly bit me, then pulled the thermometer out, threw
it up against the wall, and broke it.
I was bitten in the thigh about eight months ago by a 150-pound
Rottweiler at a clinic in Parrish. I was trying to get away from him and
slammed into a post I hadn't seen directly behind me. That slowed me down
considerably and gave the Rottweiler time to chomp down on my thigh,
right through my Levis.
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real reason for my injuries is, while there is nothing wrong with my judg-
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Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut or
Bagel, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or Pepper-
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Peaches, Juice, Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Savory Rice, Pears, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Ham-
burger on a Bun (Salad Tray, Potato
Rounds, Baked Beans, Pineapple
Crisp, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Lasagna (Salad
Tray, Green Beans, Pears, Juice,
Rolls) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered Toast,
Mixed Fruit, Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pocket or Com-
bo Sub (Salad Tray, Whole Kernel
Corn, Strawberries & Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut or
Bagel, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or Pepper-
oni Pizza (Tossed Salad, Garden


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Sing God a brand-new song!
Earth and everyone in it, sing!
Sing To God worship Him ...
Get out the message God
Rules! He puts the world on a
firm foundation. He treats every-
one fair and square.
Psalm 96:1, 7 (ME)
FRIDAY
Let us have no imitation
Christian love. Let us have a
genuine break with evil and a
real devotion to good. Let us
have real warm affection for one
another as between brothers,
and a willingness to let the other
man have the credit.
Romans 12:9-10 (PME)
SATURDAY
Better be poor and honest than
rich and dishonest... A wealthy
man has many "friends;" the
poor man has none left. Many
beg favors from a man who is
generous; everyone is his
"friend."
Proverbs 19:1, 4, 6 (TLB)
SUNDAY
Jesus said, "I am the resurrec-
tion and I am life. If a man has
faith in Me, even though he die,
he shall come to life (eternal),
and whoever is alive and has
faith (in Me) shall never die. Do
you believe this?"
John 11:25-26a (NEB)

MONDAY
Job bowed down to the ground
to worship God. He said, "I was
naked when I was born and I will
be naked when I die. The Lord
gave these things to me, and He
has taken them away. Praise the
name of the Lord.
Job 1:21 (NCV)
TUESDAY
The twenty-four elders cast their
crowns before the throne (of
God), singing, "Worthy art Thou,
.our Lord and God, to receive
glory and honor and power, for
Thou didst create all things, and
by They will they existed and
were created."
Revelation 4:10b-11 (RSV)
WEDNESDAY
You will keep in perfect peace,
he whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in You. Trust
in the Lord forever, for the Lord,
the Lord is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:3-4 (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.


Peas, Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar,
Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on a Bun or Cheese
Pizza (Tossed Salad, Salad Bar,
Savory Rice, Pears, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Ham-
burger on a Bun or Toasted Cheese
w/HB Egg (Lettuce & Tomato, Pota-
to Rounds, Baked Beans, Pineapple
Crisp, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Burrito
or Lasagna (Tossed Salad, Green
Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Juice) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese & Ham, Buttered
Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pocket or Com-
bo Sub or Meat Loaf (Lettuce &
Tomato, Whole Kernel Corn, Corn-
bread, Strawberries & Peaches,
Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice (Tossed
Salad, Black-Eyed Peas, Turnip
Greens, Juice, Peaches, Beets,
Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
(Tossed Salad, Baked Beans, Sav-
ory Rice, Broccoli, Roll, Pears,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Burrito (Tossed Salad,
Mexican Rice, Mexicali Corn, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Pineapple Crisp,
Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna (Tossed Salad,
Green Beans, Veggie Cup, Garden
Peas, Pears, Waldorf Salad, Roll,
Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, CheeseToast, Fruit Cocktail,
Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza Hot
Pocket (Tossed Salad. EBaked
Potato, Herbed Broccoli & cauli-
flower Polonaise, Garden Salad,
Strawberries & Peaches, Juice) and
Milk


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Students from North Wauchula Elementary School recently
packed several boxes to send to Marines in Iraq for the holidays
as part of the "Pack a Box" campaign. Students brought in items
such a sunflower seeds, antibacterial liquid body soap, beef
jerky, candy, gum, Q-tips, playing cards, puzzle books, pencils
and batteries to fill boxes to send to the Marines. They packed
19 boxes to send to the U.S. Marine Corps Fox Company, at
Ramadi, Iraq, to be distributed. Hometown Marine 1st Lt. Craig
Trotter called to confirm the boxes had been received. Students
(from left) Dasmine McMillian, John Snell and Tyler Bragg are
pictured with several of the "Pack a Box" boxes.



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Sitting In My Cell
I'm sitting here alone in my cell
Thinking about a lot of things.
So many things have me shedding tears
Of the things I've done in my life.
So many thoughts get me going crazy.
I wish to go back in my past
But I realize that everything I've done
Is too late to change.
Sitting in my cell has me thinking about
All the wrong things I've done.
That's why I'm here today
Doing my time.
Sitting in my cell has
Me wishing to be out
And doing the
Right things.
I can't believe I'm sitting
Here in a cell wasting my time,
Wasting my freedom, just because
I chose to get high.
As I sit in my cell
Things ain't going well
I just wish to get out so
I won't be sitting alone in a cell.
LuPe Maldonado
Hardee County Jail

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