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Punks Vs. Pigs

Tuesday Night

.. .Story 1C


Shopping Days

S'Til Christmas!


Pro Wrestling

Saturday Night

S ...Story 2A.


The


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 52
4 Sections, 36 Pages


I Thursday, December 6, 2007


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plus 4c s.Ie; UX


Part-Owner Of Restaurant Murdered


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The part-owner of a popular
local restaurant was murdered
late Saturday night in his own
parking lot as he took out the
trash.
Mia Hua Wang, 27, a mem-
ber of the family which owns
and operates the China Buffet
restaurant at 530 U.S. 17 S. in


'TIS THE SEASON!


Wauchula, suffered a single
gunshot wound to his side after
walking out the back door of
the building to put garbage in a
Dumpster, Police Chief William
Beattie said.
A .380-caliber bullet entered
under his left arm, passing
through his heart and other vital
organs, killing him, the chief
described. The spent casing was


found near the back door,
between a car and the building,
he said.
Wang became the second
murder victim discovered in
one week's time.
Beattie said the 911 emer-
gency call came in at 11:09 p.m.
Saturday. Sgt: John Eason
arrived at the scene two minutes
later.


The officer found Wang in a
family member's arms, lying
inside the back door. Blood was
pooling on the floor.
Beattie said attempts to
revive Wang were unsuccessful.
Tracking dogs from the
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
and Hardee Correctional Insti-
tution were brought in to trail
the assailant. Two sets of foot-


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man and a woman were
found dead in their Oak Forest
subdivision home last week,
city police said.
The bodies of Lewis George
"Butch" Neeley, 68, and Lillian
Marie "Peggy" Clauser, 82,
were discovered at about 10:30
a.m. Wednesday at their 705
Oak Forest Dr. residence.
The deaths have been ruled a
murder-suicide, Wauchula
Police Chief William Beattie
said.
Clauser was found sitting
slumped over in a recliner chair
situated in the home's living
room. She had suffered a'blunt-
force trauma to the top of her
head and had ligature marks
around her neck, the chief said.


prints were discovered, Beattie
said. One of the K-9s led police
to Will Duke Road and Lincoln
Street, he added.
Beattie said the investigation
into the murder so far has
revealed that the restaurant had
just closed for the night. No
patrons were inside, only staff
members. Wang went out the
back door off the kitchen to


empty the trash.
The back parking lot is where
the Dumpster is located, he
described, and where the own-
ers park their vehicles. Beattie
speculates that one or two indi-
viduals were hiding outside by
a car, waiting, possibly for the
purpose of robbery.
Wang was on his way back
See MURDERED 3A


The cause of death was listed
as strangulation by the Medical
Examiner's Office, he noted.
Neeley was discovered lying
in the bed of a pickup truck
inside the garage, Beattie said.
The ignition was on but the
motor was not running at the
time and the gas tank registered
as empty, he described.
Beattie said the preliminary
cause of death is carbon
monoxide poisoning. Toxico-
logy reports are not yet in, he
added.
The chief said there were no
signs of forced entry into the
house, no signs of any struggle
and nothing was missing.
No note. was discovered,
either, he said.
Police have ruled the deaths a
See MURDER-SUICIDE 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Hardee County marched into the holiday season on Saturday with daylong events along Main Street in downtown
Wauchula, culminating that evening with the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. For photos of the
action, see 4 & 5D.



County Rejects State Road Plan


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
No, No, No, No, No!
The Hardee County Commis-
sion unanimously rejected the
state road plan.
Although it includes over $28
million for Hardee County pro-
jects in the next five years, the
commission nixed the state
Department of Transportation
2008/09-2012/13 five-year
work program. "I will reject it
until I see a shovel of dirt
turned on "little old U.S. 17 in
Hardee County."
Led by Commissioner Bobby
Ray Smith, with several resi-
dents in his southeast district,
opposition to the plan was hot
and heavy because it did not
include significant work on the


WEATHER
DI HIGH LOW BAIN
11/28 84 64 0.00
11129 86 63 0.00
11/30 80 62 0.00
12101a 3 59 0.00
12/02 86 58 0.00
12/03 83 56 0.00
12/04 No Data Available
TOTAL Rainfall to 12/04/07 38.05
Same period last year 34.41
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Univ. ol Fla. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds 6B
Courthouse Report.......7D
Community Calendar....4A
Crime Blotter.................6C
Hardee Living................2B
Hunting/Fishing...........2A
Information Roundup....5A
Obits 4A
School Menus................3D



III IIII 1111111
7 18122 072900 3


four-laning of U.S. 17 between
Zolfo Springs and the DeSoto
County Line.
"IT'S OUR TURN," became
the battle cry as DOT systems
manager Ben Walker tried to
tout the good points of the five-
year plan for this county. "If
people get killed along that
stretch of road, we will lay the
blood at your feet," said Glenn
Bolin, who lives near The
Bluffs.




Toy


Drive


Saturday
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Many children will have no
presents to unwrap.
You can be a Santa Claus and
light up their eyes.
Several local organizations
are working together to make
sure no child goes without a
present.
Flyers were handed out at the
Christmas parade last weekend
for donations or distributors for
the Hardee County Christmas
For Needy Children.
Local agencies who help the
needy have coordinated their
efforts this year. The Hardee
Help Center, Wauchula Police
Department, Hardee County
Sheriff's Office, Wauchula Post
Office, Hardee Correctional
Institution, Chamber of
Commerce, Friends of the
Library and Kids Hope United
unit of the state Department of
Children and Families have
See TOY DR'YE 2A


The only monies for south
U.S. 17 are $4.4 million in
2010/11 for engineering from
the DeSoto County line to
Sweetwater Road, and $36,000
in years 2008/09 for engineer-
ing on the entire 10-mile two-
laned stretch.
Opposition centered on the
$6,583,577 planned for 2009/10
for adding through or passing
lanes on U.S. 17. That money
could be better spent, they said.


BIZARRE BAZAAR
Mir. ;


They favored the installation
of a pair of northbound lanes
along the old CXS railroad bed
which DOT owns. There would
be less stormwater, elevation
and drainage problems, they
said.
"We've asked and asked for
workshops on that alternative
route rather than the western
route you seem determined for.
You could save $15-20 million.
See ROAD PLAN 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee County's Gang Task Force says it caught the boy
who defaced the Payne's Creek Bridge on U.S. 17 nearly
in the act. It will cost taxpayers over $1,000 to rid the
bridge of the gang "tags."


* ._ A "'7, -'f-f "
COURTESY PHOTO
No, these kids are not modeling ill-fitting clothing but displaying just a few of the var-
ied wares which will be up for purchase on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at Zolfo
Springs Elementary School's huge yard-sale event. More of a bazaar, it will feature
breakfast foods and drinks, crafts, clothing, shoes and accessories, computers, toys,
furniture and much, much more. Hardee County Fire-Rescue will be there with fire
engines and Sparky the fire dog. The Health Department will be there, too, with infor-
mation on diabetes and more. There will be free goodies for the kids. Stop in, as your
money will be well-spent to aid school projects.


Graffiti



Suspect



Charged
by CYNTHIA KHAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
He was caught red-handed.
So say members of the
Hardee County Gang Task
Force concerning Augustin
Solis, 17, of 127 E. Broward St.
in Bowling Green. Solis, a
known member of the SUR 13
gang, was spotted around 2 a.m.
Saturday just after he "tagged"
a bridge on U.S. 17, they allege.
More specifically, the Gang
Task Force says Soli's was
caught with black spray paint
on his hands.
According to a report filed by
Sgt. Edward Coronado of the
Bowling Green Police Depart-
ment, Solis, whose 17th birth-
day was this Tuesday, was seen
walking along the Payne's
Creek Bridge south of the city
limits by Bowling Green Police
Chief John Scheel at that early-
See CHARGED 2A


Herald-Advocate


Elders' Deaths Are


Ruled Murder-Suicide


I I


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage








2A The Herald-Advocate, December 6, 2007


aThe Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage :
JAMES R. KELLY t
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KIL4 HL


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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Wrestling Here



Saturday Night


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of former Hardee High
students will lock horns in a
grudge match as the main event
in an evening of professional
wrestling.
Wauchulan George Rodri-
guez, current Florida champion
in the Orlando Wrestling Alli-
ance has challenged The White
Scorpion, AKA Eddie White,
now living in Plant City.
White graduated from Hardee
High in 1999 and stands near
the bottom of the heavyweight
classification. His 191 pounds
barely makes the 190 cutoff.
Rodriguez, a 2000 Hardee grad,
on the other hand, weighs in at
278 pounds, near the top of the
.heavyweight limits.
. Both men began their pro.
,wrestling careers shortly after
high school graduation. White
auditioned last year as a walk-
on for the Tampa Bay Storm in
Arena League football to be a
kicker. He reached the finals of
consideration before being
called back to the ring. With
height and weight, he is likely
to be elusive while Rodriguez is
a come-at-you wrestler.
The Rodriguez-White chal-
lenge match will be the main
event of the evening of
wrestling with five other bouts
preceding it. Wrestling begins
at 7:30 at the Hardee County


Agri-Civic Center at the inter-
section of Stenstrom and Alt-
man roads. Because of the
Christmas holidays, tickets are
reduced to $3 per person.
First up will be another
grudge match between Dirt Bag
Williams and El Guapo (Good-
looking), a former Mexican
wrestler now fighting in the
U.S.
The second bout of the
evening is a cruiserweight (120-
150 pounds) challenge between
American Kidd and his oppo-
nent Deranged, who wrestles
with the Ring of Honor
Federation and TNA wrestling
alliance.
A super heavyweight of a pair
of 300-plus-pound contenders
features D.V. Grant vs, the Drill
Sarge5nt
The exciting fourth bout will
be a 10-man over-the-top rope
battle royal replacing a tag team
event which was cancelled.
Each man thrown out over the
top rope is eliminated until the
only one still in the ring wins.
The semi-main event is an
Orlando Wrestling Alliance-
sanctioned title bout between
the challenger Hot, a Puerto
Rican favorite and champion
Benny Blanco, a former LSX
and TNA wrestling hero.
The main event will be a bit
after 10 p.m., depending on the
length of the other bouts.


I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
-E.E. Cummings


Letter To The Editor

Dispatch Slow To Get

Help To Trapped Man

Dear Editor: Drive, which cannot be more
My husband and I would like than 2.5 miles from the station
to thank and give praise to the house. When I called, I gave my
firemen and ambulance driver information and was asked to
who rescued him from an eight- hold, then another woman came
foot-deep hole that he fell into on the phone and asked for my
while mowing. The tractor information again, wasting pre-
threw him off and then ran over cious time.
him, trapping him beneath it. My husband has two or three
They climbed down in the stents and a pacemaker and was
hole which was straight down lying in the bottom of the creek
and used the Jaws of Life to lift bleeding all that time. Thank
the tractor off and take him to goodness, we do not live in Ona
the hospital. He had to have or he might have bled to death
several stitches in his leg and or had a heart attack and not
ankle, but he is back home with survived.
lots of bruises. Thanks again to Something must be done to
the guys, Sheriff's Office and shorten the time between the
my good neighbors. call and the help.
I am very concerned, howev-
er, that it took approximately 30 Very truly yours,
minutes for the Hardee Fire- Lenora Hooten
Rescue to be dispatched to Lisa Wauchula


ROAD PLAN
Continued From 1A


We have more right-or-way
offers than any other county
and yet I've gotten no call-
backs about a workshop on
this," said Smith.
"There's been promises
made, and promises broken for
years. We're being ignored. I've
heard all I want to hear. I will
believe it when I see it. We have
people willing to negotiate on
right of way and we're not even
being heard," Smith continued.
Development consultant Don
Chancey spoke "as a citizen and
taxpayer. U.S. 17 is our eco-
nomic lifeline. There's nothing
scarier than being on U.S. 17
when a fire truck or ambulance
is behind you and you have no
where to go. Todd and Frank
Menke (owners of the proposed
Sweetwater subdivision and
retail community) have pro-
mised 3.5 miles of U.S. 17
northbound to expedite this, but
no one will talk to them."
Economic Development
Agency director Bill Lambert
said U.S. 17 four-laning was
essential to the economic sur-
vival of the county. "It is critical
to this county. Why did DeSoto
County get funding on U.S. 17
and Hardee didn't?", he asked.
Walker said it was atnatter of
"tough choices.- The ,huge Wal-
Mart distribution plant required
transportation changes. "Is
that similar to Highlands
County getting six-laned when
Hardee can't even get four?
Walker was asked. "It was
designed to meet the needs
there," replied Walker, while
denying there was any political
pull to getting roadwork priori-
tized.
He said DOT was committed
to U.S. 17 as one of the capaci-
ty projects. "I want to get U.S.
17 done as much as you do,"
Walker said. A workshop will
be scheduled after the holidays
at The Bluffs "when more of the
residents are there," he added. '
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more opposition. Hollis Albrit-
ton Jr. said talk about four-lan-
ing U.S. 17 has been going on
since the 1960s that he knows
of. "We don't need to spend any
more on surveying. I know a
man in Arcadia who surveyed
this for you many times over
20 years and he's retired now.
And, you don't need to ask
those Northerners; it's a county
problem, not theirs."
Fish Branch resident Bill
Keating agreed. "I own proper-
ty along the railroad right of
way for three-qtiarters of a mile
to a mile and am willing to talk
about it with you, but no one's
ever contacted me. Our voice is
as important as those people in
the bluffs."
Smith continued, "There are
about 400 residents in The
Bluffs. I want them to be heard,
but it's a residential community
of seasonal residents. U.S. 17
four-laning affects the county as
a whole and that should be con-
sidered most," he said to clap-
ping from the audience.
Commissioner Gordon
Norris noted that the only
change from last year's five
year plan was funding for the
Wauchula Train Deport and red
lights, W.y no iffepnce?", he
asked. ,
Walker said although a study
showed not as much increase in
project costs, the revenue cut-
backs have resulted in projects
being moved out. "Okeechobee
County lost out on two key pro-
jects along SR 70."
Bolin said he has heard about
U.S. 17 since at least 1942. "It's
been surveyed about every six
weeks. The two lanes were just
recapped and ride good..At one
time, four-laning this south sec-
tion was supposed to cost $10
million, but Pinellas and
Hillsborough counties got that
money. The state continues to
hire consultants, just throwing
money away. We don't need
flowers along the road. They're
not essential. You think you
have a blank check. The state
has taken our money and let it
go to someone else. It's our
turn," said Bolin..
DOT funding of $8.6 million
for the, next fiscal year, 2008-
09, includes $1.733 million to
complete widening and resur-
facing of Florida Avenue from
SR 64 to U.S. 17 North;
$352,545 for transportation
planning for the proposed
Florida International Airport;
and $105,000 for engineering to
resurface SR 64 from Morgan
Grice Road to the Highlands
County line.
Other projects: next year
include $405,,939 for rehabili-
'tation for the Wauchula Train
Station; $28,000 for reimburse-
ment for traffic light mainte-
nance along U.S. 17; $5 million
for resurfacing of U.S. 17 from
Wauchula to Bowling Green;
.$75,000 for school sidewalk
construction; $425,000 for
Wauchula Municipal Airport
road and hangar construction;
and $227,000 for Transporta-
tion Disabled programs.

Only in quiet waters do
things mirror themselves
undistorted. Only in a
quiet mind is adequate
perception of the world.
-Hans Margolius

Maranatha Baptist Church
(Independent, Old Fashioned, KJV)
Steve Roberts Special
Zolfo
773-0989 for information
DINNER on First Sunday of
month after morning service. The
normal Sunday Evening service is
changed to 1:30 pm only the 1st
Sunday of the month.
Everyone welcome! g


morning hour.
Scheel conducted a search
with Solis' consent, and
allegedly found a paper tem-
plate of gang graffiti in the
boy's right-rear pants pocket.
Further, the teen had black paint
on his fingers.
The freshly painted gang sign
"SUR 13" defaced both sides of
the bridge, he went on to allege.
Solis allegedly admitted
painting the tag, and tossing the
paint can into the woods below
the bridge, the report said.
Wauchula Police Chief
William Beattie, also,a member
of the inter-agency Gang Task
Force, said Solis admitted to
tagging the Presco Foods Store
at 4129 U.S. 17 S. and the La
Fiesta supermarket at 4130 U.S.
17 S. that same night.
Graffiti matched the lettering


murder-suicide. They speculate
that Neeley killed Clauser
before taking his own life.
Both had been dead for days,
he said. Beattie said they are
believed to have died over the
Thanksgiving weekend. Family
members last spoke with them
on Thanksgiving Day, he said.
Beattie said police officers
Paul Bohanan and Jonathan
Corwin found the two, who
were relatives residing in the
same home, after a friend and
contractor in Highlands, N.C.,
called the Hardee County
Sheriffs Office seeking a wel-
fare check on the couple.
Beattie said Neeley and
Clauser were expected to be in


pooled their efforts.
Several of them will be in the
Wal-Mart parking lot off U.S. 17
North Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m.
They are asking everyone to
stop by to drop off a shiny new
toy or make a monetary dona-
tion to make this toy drive a
success for the needy children
of the county.
The groups listed above -are
united in their belief that all
county residents should have a
happy holiday regardless of
their circumstances.
The program is coordinated
through the Hardee Help Center
and Dep. Maria Hall of the
Sheriff's Office.


on the sheet of paper found on
Solis, the Gang Task Force fur-
ther alleged.
The Gang Task Force has
filed a complaint affidavit with
the State Attorney's Office
against Solis. In it, Solis is
accused of two counts of felony
criminal mischief and one count
of misdemeanor criminal mis-
chief.
Damage to Presco was put at
$1,185, while damage to 'the
bridge was estimated at over
$1,000 hence the felony
counts.
No damage estimate was
available for the La Fiesta store.
Solis was released to the cus-
tody of his mother that night.
Assistant State Attorney Joseph
VanBlarcom is currently re-
viewing the case for the prose-
cution in the Juvenile Divison.


Highlands over the weekend
regarding a remodeling project,
but never showed up.
The officers went to the
house, noticed a strong odor
and discovered the bodies, he
said.
Clauser's murder became the
first inside the city of Wauchula
in 10 years.
On Jan. 4, 1997, Arnold John
Didrickson, 58, of Wisconsin,
killed his mother, 78-year-old
Olene Didrickson of Avon
Park, as she lay in her bed at
Florida Hospital Wauchula.
Didrickson was sentenced in
April of 1998 to life in prison
without parole.


People may make donations
of new unwrapped toys or make
a monetary donation.
Or, a donor group or individ-
ual can be given a family's
name and ages/gender of the
children. They can then pur-
chase and deliver the gifts, giv-
ing them an opportunity to per-
sonally share God's love and
"the reason for the season."
Gifts will be distributed on
Satiuday, Dec. 22 at Faith
Temple Church of God, a help
partner at 701 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula.
For more information, call
the Help Center at 773-0034 or
stop and chat with one of these
workers.


03:51 H0u4tin 1 MaoThing imorecs t LD10:27:


12/6/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 07:04
Sets: 17:33
LoD: 10:29:00
Moon Data
Rises: 04:22
Sets: 15:16
Major Times
08:49 10:49
21:14 23:14
Minor Times
03:06 04:06
15:31 16:31
Prediction
Good

12/7/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 07:05
Sets: 17:33
LoD: 10:28:00
Moon Data
Rises: 05:17
Sets: 15:53
Major Times
09:34- 11:34
21:59 23:59
Minor Times


03:51 04:51
16:16- 17:16
Prediction
Good

12/8/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 07:05
Sets: 17:33
LoD: 10:28:00
Moon Data
Rises: 06:13
Sets: 16:35
Major Times
10:23 12:23
22:48 00:48
Minor Times
04:40 05:40
17:05 18:05
Prediction
Good

12/9/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 07:06
Sets: 17:33
LoD: 10:27:00
Moon Data
Rises: 07:09
Sets: 17:23


Major Times
11:15- 13:15
Minor Times
05:32 06:32
17:57 18:57
Prediction
Better
12/10/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 07:07
Sets: 1.7:34
LoD: 10:27:00
Moon Data
Rises: 08:03
Sets: 18:16
Major Times
23:43 01:43
12:09 14:09
Minor Times
06:26 07:26
18:51 19:51
Prediction
Best
12/11/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 07:07
Sets: 17:34


LoD: 10:27:00
Moon Data
Rises: 08:54
Sets: 19:13
Major Times
00:37 02:37
13:03 15:03
Minor Times
07:20 08:20
19:45 20:45
Prediction
Best
12/12/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 07:08
Sets: 17:34
LoD: 10:26:00
Moon Data
Rises: 09:39
Sets: 20:12
Major Times
01:29 03:29
13:55 15:55
Minor Times
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Tips To Help You

Raise Healthier Kids


According to the experts at
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), here are
a few tips for keeping kids
healthy:
Keep your child's checkups
and immunizations up to date.
Routine exams and screenings
help you and your kids prevent,
identify and treat health prob-
lems when they arise. Vaccines
help prevent infectious diseases
and save lives.
Provide healthy meals.
Eating right will help provide
the nutrients needed to have
energy, build strong bones, and
fight diseases and other condi-
tions. Pay attention to what and
how much your kids eat.
Keep kids active. Regular
physical activity in childhood
and adolescence improves
strength and endurance, helps
build healthy bones and mus-
cles, helps control weigh,
reduces anxiety and stress,
increases self-esteem, and may


improve blood pressure and
cholesterol levels.
Teach kids healthy habits,
such as hand washing. Provide
your kids with a good founda-
tion to help them make healthy
choices everyday. Seat belts,
helmets, sunscreen, toothbrush-
ing and hand washing are just a
few of the things that help to
keep us all safe and healthy.
The CDC says hand washing is
one of the most important
things children can do to help to
keep us all safe and healthy.
The agency says it's best to
wash your hands by vigorously
scrubbing with soap and clean
running water for about 20 sec-
onds.
Twenty seconds of hand
washing: The parental chal-
lenge. Of course, the challenge
is how do you get kids to wash
their hands for about 20 sec-
onds? Some experts recom-
mend singing the "Happy
Birthday" song twice.


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NEW


COURTESY PHOTO
Santa Claus will come to Crown Ford in Wauchula. for
kids to visit from 2 to Gp.m. on Dec. ,10-14 and Dec. 17-
21, Children can hayq, their picture taken with Santa.
Pictures will be in a holiday frame for $6 each or two for
$10, no limit. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer
Society's Relay For Life, said Crown general manager
Mike Mathis.


FIRST DEER


COURTESY PHOTO
Dr. Barbara Carlton of Wauchula killed her first deer in
mid-November just before daybreak on MJ Road in
Myakka City. She was enroute to turkey hunting when the
four-point buck jumped in front of her SUV, damaging the
bumper, grill and radiator. "It was a very expensive deer.
I do not hunt deer and did not get a turkey that morning."
Dr. Carlton gave the deer to a friend who helped her find
it about 30 yards from the collision site. She said the
automotive body shop reported about eight deer were
killed by vehicles during the first rut. She said
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into the building when he was
shot, Beattie said. No one inside
the building heard the gunfire,
he added.
Wang, though wounded, was
able to reach the back door. "He
beat on the back door and
someone let him in," Beattie
said. "He died in the hallway of
the restaurant, leading to the
kitchen."
Before he died, Wang was
able to say, "Bad guy! Bad
guy!" the chief relayed.
Lt. Dave Stimson is lead
investigator in the murder.
Witnesses in the area heard the
gunshot and saw someone run-
ning in a westerly direction
across South Seventh Avenue,
Beattie said.
There are no suspects as yet.
Beattie asks anyone who saw
or heard anything in that area or




Nutrition

Notes

Q: Is bisque always a high-
fat soup choice?
A: If you see bisque on a
menu, it's a safe bet to assume it
is fairly high in fat. This thick,
rich soup of French origin typi-
cally features pureed seafood or
vegetables (occasionally chick-
en) combined with heavy
cream. An eight-ounce bowl of
bisque provides roughly 300 to
500 calories, 20 to 30 grams of
total fat and up to 20 grams -
nearly a day's worth of satu-
rated fat. If you're craving a full
bodied soup, there are plenty of
ways to adapt recipes at home
and keep the rich mouth feel of
bisque without the added fat
and calories. For example, try
substituting evaporated skim
milk or fat-free half and half in
place of heavy cream. Or, con-
sider adding a starchy vegetable
like sweet potato, corn or winter
squash for one of nature's
favorite thickeners.
Q: How can I jazz up my
holiday table with a low-fat,
fruit-based dessert?
A: Fruit can be a delicious
dessert in its own right. In fact,
what better way to end a meal
than a bow full of raspberries
or a plate of sun-kissed peach
slices? Once 'you cut down on
high-sugar desserts and snacks,:
the natural sweetness of plain
fruit is easy to appreciate.
To ease the transition away
from American staples like.
cookies and ice cream to fruit-
centered desserts, tiy some of
the following tricks of the trade
to help elevate fruit to a whole
new level. Opt for an oven- or
microwave-baked apple sprin-
kled with cinnamon and a few
chopped walnuts. Serve pureed.
(unsweetened) frozen berries
over vanilla yogurt with a light
sprinkling of low-fat granola.
For the true gourmand, try
lightly dipping chunks of fruit
like pineapple, banana or straw-
berries into just-melted dark
chocolate. Cooks with less time
can quickly broil grapefruit or
peach halves, topped with just a
touch of brown sugar.


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Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
$15. ,
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships, im-
mediate survivors and funer-
al arrangements. The list of
survivors may include the
names of a spouse, parents,
siblings, children and chil-
dren's spouses and grand-
children, and the number of
great-grandchildren. If there
are no immediate survivors,
consideration of other rela-
tionships may be given.


:"7 the area of the K-9 track to
call police at 773-3265.
He also put out a plea to city
business owners: "I want to
caution the owners of these
stores about opening and clos-
ing back entrances at night;
they're inviting trouble," he
said.
"If they need assistance,
please call us. We will take
them to the bank, we will sit in
their parking lot while they
empty the trash.
"We would rather take them
to the bank than take them . .,"


he said, his sentence trailing
off.
Wang's was the second mur-
der in the city of Wauchula in
2007 and in the past week.
There had not been a single,
murderr in the city limits in over
a decade. On Jan. 4, 1997, 78-
year-old Olene Didrickson was
suffocated while lying in her
bed at Florida Hospital
Wauchula.
Her son, Arnold Didrickson,
then 58, was convicted of the
crime and sentenced to life in
prison.


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LILLIAN MARIE
"PEGGY" CLAUSER
Lillian Marie "Peggy"
Clauser, 82, of Wauchula,
died Wednesday November
28, 2007, at home. .
She was born Sept.15,
1925 in Wauchula and had
been a lifelong resident. She
was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula.
She was a licensed insurance
agent, employed at Ratliff
Insurance Agency, and Davis
& Roberts.
Survivors include a niece,
lolani Grainger Sparks of
Bartow; a nephew, Michael
S. Grainger of Charlottes-
ville, Va.; two great-nieces,
April Sumner of Bartow and
Sarah Grainger of Charlottes-
ville, Va.; a great-great-niece,
Sydney Sumner of Bartow;
and a sister-in-law, Mary
Ellen Grainger of Virginia.
Visitation was from 10
a.m. until service time.
Services were held at 11 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 3 at First
Baptist Church of Wauchula
with Marcus Shackelford and
Pastor Ken Smith officiating.
Burial was in Wauchula
Cemetery.



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RUTH MILDRED
YEOMANS
Ruth Mildred Yeomans,
73, of Bartow, died Sunday
December 2, 2007, in
Bartow.
Born Oct. 19, 1934 in
North Braddock, Pa., she had
lived in Zolfo Springs for
most of her life. She was a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs, and
had worked as a grader for
Mancini Packing.
She was' preceded in death
by a daughter, Marie
Yeomans.
Survivors include two
sons, James William Yeo-
mans Sr. of Lake Wales, and
Daniel R. Yeomans of Wau-
chula; one daughter, Mary
Sue Yeomans Maddox of
Wauchula; six grandchildren,
James Jr., Scott, Chris, Nikki,
and Ashley Yeomans and
Alexis Maddox; and five
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday,
Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts -Garden Chapel.
Services were held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the
First Baptist Church of Zolfo
Springs with Marcus
Shackelford officiating.
Burial followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to the Lottie
Moon Christmas Offering
through the First Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs.



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LEWIS G. NEELEY
Lewis G. Neeley, 68, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday
November 28, 2007 in Wau-
chula.
He was born Feb. 12, 1935,
in Hardee County and had been
a lifetime resident. He was a
Baptist, was employed as a
dragline operator for the phos-
phate mines, and served in the
U.S. Army Reserves.
He is survived by five
cousins, lolani Grainger Sparks
of Bartow, Michael S. Grainger
of Charlottesville, Va., April
Sumner of Bartow, Sarah
Grainger of Charlottesville, Va.,
and Sydney Sumner of Bartow.
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JAMES G..
MEDFORD JR.
James G. Medford Jr., 71,
of Belton, Texas, died Satur-
day, November 24, 2007, in
Temple, Texas.
He had been a 20-year res-
ident of Wauchula prior to
moving to Texas a year ago.
He had retired as a heavy
equipment operator, working
for the City of Wauchula, and
served in the U.S. Marine
Corps. He attended Oak
Grove Baptist Church in
Wauchula.
He was preceded in death
by a brother, Jerry Medford.
Survivors include his wife,
Doris; three step-children,
Debra Perry and husband Ed
of Wauchula, Kenny Farabee
and wife Libby of Zolfo
Springs, and Deborah
Daniels of Burleson, Texas;
one brother, Randy Medford
and wife Linda of South
Carolina; six grandchildren,
Dawnya Alamia, Stephanie
Farabee, Megan Farabee,
Brittany Farabee, James
Andrews and William Perry;
and five great-grandchildren,
Matthew Alamia, Hailey
Andrews, Morgan Andrews,
Brandon Farabee and Kayla
Farabee.
Visitation was Friday,
Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m.
Services were held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 at Robarts
Garden Chapel with the Rev.
Jim Williams officiating.
Burial was in Wauchula
Cemetery.



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LILLIAN MARIE
"PEGGY" CLAUSER
Lillian Marie "Peggy"
Clauser, 82, of Wauchula, died
Wednesday November 28,
2007, at home.
She was born Sept.15, 1925
in Wauchula and had been a
lifelong resident. She was a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula. She was a
licensed insurance agent, em-
ployed at Ratliff Insurance
Agency, and Davis & Roberts.
Survivors include a niece,
lolani Grainger Sparks of
Bartow; a nephew, Michael S.
Grainger of Charlottesville, Va.;
two great-nieces, April Sumner
of Bartow and Sarah Grainger
of Charlottesville, Va.; a great-
great-niece, Sydney Sumner of
Bartow; and a sister-in-law,
Mary Ellen Grainger of
Virginia.
Visitation was from 10 a.m.
until service time. Services
were held at 11 a.m. Monday,
Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church
of Wauchula with Marcus
Shackelford and Pastor Ken
Smith officiating. Burial was in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


RUTH MILDRED
YEOMANS
Ruth Mildred Yeomans, 73,
of Bartow, died Sunday Dec-
ember 2, 2007, in Bartow.
Born Oct. 19, 1934 in North
Braddock, Pa., she had lived in
Zolfo Springs for most of her
life. She was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Zolfo
Springs, and had worked as a
grader for Mancini Packing.
She was preceded in death by
a daughter, Marie Yeomans.
Survivors include two sons,
James William Yeomans Sr. of
Lake Wales, and Daniel R.
Yeomans of Wauchula; one
daughter, Mary Sue Yeomans
Maddox of Wauchula; six
grandchildren, James Jr., Scott,
Chris, Nikki, and Ashley Yeo-
mans and Alexis Maddox; and
five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday, Dec.
4 from 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services were
held at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 5 at the First-Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs with
Marcus Shackelford officiating.
Burial followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the Lottie
Moon Christmas Offering
through the First Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula








THURSDAY, DEC. 6
&/State Legislative delega-
tion, Commission Chamb-
ers, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 2:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7
l/Hardee County School
Board, special meeting on
state financial pool, Board
Room, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 2 p.m.

MONDAY, DEC. 10
/Wauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11
/Teen Pregnancy Preven-
tion Alliance/Drug Preven-
tion Council, monthly meet-
ing, Hardee County Exten-
sion Office conference
room, 507 Civic Center Drive
(behind the Agri-Civic
Center at Stenstrom and
Altman roads), 9 a.m.
/Bowling Green City
Commission, regular meet-
ing, City Hall, 104 E. Main
St., Bowling Green, 7 p.m.


THURSDAY, DEC. 13
&/Hardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex 1, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.,m.
VZolfo Springs Elemen-
tary School, advisory council
meeting, media center, 4
Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo
Springs, 6:30 p.m.

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Feeder Heifers:



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Slaughter Bulls:
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300-400 lbs., 112.00-140.00; and
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FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Nov. 29, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 13,814 com-
pared to closed last week and 11,874 a.year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady, feeder steers
were unevenly steady.


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LEWIS G.
NEELEY
Lewis G. Neeley, 68, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday
November 28, 2007 in Wau-
chula.
He was born Feb. 12,
1939, in Hardee County and
had been a lifetime resident.
He was a Baptist, was em-
ployed as a dragline operator.
for the phosphate mines, and
served in the U.S. Army
Reserves.
He is survived by five
cousins, Iolani Grainger
Sparks of Bartow, Michael S.
Grainger of Charlottesville,
Va., April Sumner of Bartow,
Sarah Grainger of Char-
lottesville, Va., and Sydney
Sumner of Bartow.



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773,0625


NOTICE

REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION W/REZONE

AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT

All interested persons are hereby notified that Kelley Blackburn, as agent
for Cha Lee and Ka Vue, is requesting an annexation with rezone and com-
prehensive plan amendment of the property located on Martin Luther King
Jr Blvd (see map). She is requesting a Zoning Classification of R-3 (Multi-
family Residential) with a FLUM (Future Land Use Map) designation of
Medium Density Residential. Both single-family residences and multi-fami-
ly residences are allowed in this zone. The Zoning Maximum Density is 8
and 12 units per acre, respectively. Minimum Lot Size is 5,000 and 8,000
square feet, respectively. Minimum Lot Width is 50 and 80 square feet,
respectively. Minimum Floor Area is 720 and 450 square feet per unit,
respectively. The yard setbacks are: Front 20', Side 10', Back 20' per
single-family residence and the same square footage per zoning lot for
multi-family residences. The property is legally described as:

THE SOUTH 1/2 OF N 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SECTION 10,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. (MARTIN LUTHER
KING, JR. AVENUE ON WEST SIDE.)

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and
Zoning Board on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 5:30 p.m., and the
Wauchula City Commission on Monday, January 14,2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the
Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida.
Any interested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If any person
decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or Commission with
respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

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

ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk



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PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Hilltop Elementary School recognized CF Industries at a recent meeting of the Hardee
County School Board for the company's "very significant" donation to a guided-reading
book room for the school. Principal Tracey Nix described the book room as a top item
on her "wish list." Said Nix, "Being a new school, there are things we have and things
we don't have, and one of the things we didn't have was a guided-reading book room."
Noted Schools Superintendent Dennis Jones, "Business partners make possible things
that would otherwise not be possible." Here, CF superintendent of reclamation Paul
Kutchen (center) accepts a gift of appreciation from Assistant Principal Willie Gilliard
and Principal Nix.



BOGO Book Sale


Begins Today!


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
As Christmas rolls around, so
do the endless numbers of
Christmas lists and the count-
less hours wrapping presents.
Parents struggle to find the
hottest brand-name clothes and
latest high-technology gadgets
for their children.
The Hardee County School
District's Curriculum Depart-
ment is giving local shoppers an
opportunity to replace high tech
and give the gift of knowledge
this holiday season.
The Curriculum Department
will be hosting a Community
Book Fair for three days, begin-
ning today (Thursday). And it's
a buy one, get one free sale!
The book fair days and times
are Thursday from 8 a.m. tB 5
p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m.
until noon. The hours are
designed to give the public
plenty of chances to cross.
names off their lists.
Featured at the book fair will
be quality books for preschool-
ers through 'adults. Books
offered include award-winning
titles, children's classics and
bestsellers.
The fair, which is free and
open to the public, will be held
at the school district's new
Training Center, 200 S. Florida
Ave., formerly the media center
for the junior high.
The event will be staffed by
school district volunteers and
by a number of beginning
teachers.
In fact, all proceeds collected
from the sale will be used to
develop libraries in the newest
staff members' classrooms,
which is an expensive proposi-







Eat Pizza,
Help Band
The Hardee Senior High
School band is having a
fund-raiser all day today
(Thursday).
From opening to closing,
20 percent of the ticket at
Pizza Hut, 1498 U.S. 17
North (the intersection of
REA Road and U.S. 17) will
be contributed to the band.

Help Center
Hosts Party
A Christmas celebration
will be held at the new
Hardee Help Center building
at the corner of Griffin Road
and Green Street, across
from Wauchula Public
Works, Wauchula today
i(Thursday).
From 3 to 6 p.m.,
PhosChem Supply Co. and
Mosaic Phosphates will host
the open house/celebration.
Everyone is invited to stop
by.


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times to be alone. Salute
thyself; see what thy soul
doth Wear.
-George Herbert


tion for the schools. With such
good prices at the sale, local
businesses or organizations
might even use the opportunity
to "adopt" one of those class-
rooms.


Major credit cards will be
accepted.
The book fair offers a great
deal on books for all ages and a
chance to give your loved ones
a gift that truly matters.


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NEARBY NUTCRACKER


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Gasoline prices for regular dropped the past few days at Hess
from $3.15 to $3.13, $3.11 and $3.09.
Message to Republicans if you want any chance to win the
presidential election in 2008, you must:
1.) Lower gasoline prices significantly.
2.) Greatly improve the situation in Iraq.
B.) Avoid attacking Iran.
4.) Get through this subprime housing mortgage mess.
5.) Keep the stock market doing fairly well.
6.) Help spread some peace and goodwill throughout the
globe on behalf of the USA.
I woke up in an advertised bed this morning and ate some
advertised cereal with advertised milk and drank some advertised
orange juice.
Do you have a favorite advertising slogan?
I thought of some that registered with me:
"Coca Cola It's the real thing."
"See the USA in your Chevrolet."
"Built Ford Tough."
"A day without Florida orange juice is like a day without sun-
shine" Anita Bryant.
"Where's the beef?" Wendy's.
"Beef It's what's for dinner."
"The Hardly Adequate" and "Mullet Wrapper" synonyms
for The Herald-Advocate.
"Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there."
"My doctor says Mylanta."
"Turns for the tummy."
"There is no substitute for experience" Wauchula State
Bank.
"Your partner in progress" First National Bank of
Wauchula.
"Ryder rents trucks."
"Ace is the place of the helpful, friendly hardware man."
"My men wear English Leather (cologne) or they wear noth-
ing at all."
When it rains, it pours" Morton salt.
Peggy Clauser, 82, of Wauchula, died Nov. 28. She was a
long-time insurance specialist, having worked for Ratliff Insurance
Agency and Davis & Roberts Inc. for decades.
Her funeral was Dec. 3 Pastor Ken Smith said she loved First
Baptist Church, sang in the choir for many years and loved her
Mary-Martha Sunday School Class. He said people "should trea-
sure every moment of life."
Marcus Shackelford said Peggy was "thoughtful and thor-
ough." When he was co-owner of S&S Suprex grocery store
Marcus often ate lunch on Saturdays with Peggy and Louise
Bostick at Nicholas' Restaurant.
Marcus read written thoughts from Mary-Martha Sunday
School Class teacher Margaret Maddox:
"Sometimes God calms the raging storm, and sometimes He
lets the storm rage and calms his children.
"This week we lost one of our sisters in Christ and because of
the circumstances, we have felt as if we were in a raging storm.
"The natural order of things in this life has been disturbed,
and it fills our mind with unanswered questions.
"As weak humans we want all events in our life to be in neat,
familiar packages so we know how to handle them, because we
have experienced them before.
"When the child dies before the parent it is not the natural
order of things, and when the old die of unnatural causes it is not
the natural order of things. We I',come' cOnfiisdJ and insecure, and'.
as humans we want an answer to our questions of why.
"This is when as children of God our faith must overcome our
need to know why. We must simply say, I trust you Lord.
"Paul said in his writings in Chapter Four of Philippians:
'Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and
worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honor-
able and right, pure and beautiful and respected, and the God who
gives peace will be with you, always near you.'
"We need to think of Peggy as the giving, caring person she
was, the legacy she left of ministering to other people's needs.
"She had many physical problems but never complained.
"We loved her even though she was a little overzealous at
times, but her intent was always good.
"She loved you and told me many times this class was her fam-
ily, her life.
"My Andy put all this in perspective and gave me encourage-
ment when he said, 'Mama, you know where Peggy is, and she is
standing up straight with no more pain and is in the presence of
Jesus.' .
"We will miss Peggy, we will grieve for Peggy, and we will
grow stronger in our faith and in our love for each other
"We will carry on with our plans, and this is what she would
want us to do.
"We need to talk to each other, pray for each other and for
Peggy's family in the days ahead and know that before we speak,
He knows the desires of our heart and will fill our needs."
Author Spessard Stone's long-awaited book "Hardee County
Its Heritage and People" arrived in Wauchula Friday to The
Herald-Advocate. This is the first history book of Hardee County .
since 1929.
There were 702 copies printed.'The price is $40. They are
available at the newspaper office and Cat's on Main.
Dr. Ernest Palmer, 75, of Wauchula has been practicing medi-
cine in Hardee County for 42 years. He will retire Dec. 31. More
on this next week.

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child
may have peace.
-Thomas Paine




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*Heartland Chorale
*Christmas Parade
*Football Action
*Pop Warner Action
*Homecoming Parade
*Homecoming Court


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The skating spectacular "Nutcracker On Ice" will be performed on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. as the South Florida
Community College Auditorium in Avon Park is transformed into an ice rink. The Christmas classic features Russian
stars from the St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet. The 35 skaters have extensive ballet training, and have toured through-
out Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South Africa, South America, Canada and the United States. The Nutcracker marks
the holiday season, and can be seen at this nearby location by visiting www.southflorida.edu online and clicking
"Performing Arts," or by calling (863) 784-7178. Tickets are $28 to $39. The SFCC main campus is on U.S.. 27 just
south of Avon Park.


To get the most health benefit
from omega-3-rich sardines,
however, choose those packed
in fish oil, water, olive oil, mus-
tard or tomato sauce. As
always, be sure to read nutrient
content labels and keep an eye
on added salt-.


I would rather live in a
world where my life is
surrounded by mystery
than live in a world so
small that my mind could
comprehend it.
-Henry Emerson
Fosdick


Q: Do sardines packed in
oil have additional omega-3
fatty acid content?
A: Omega-3 fat is a polyun-
saturated fat that seems to offer
protection against both heart
disease and cancer. However,
research suggests that most of
us don't get enough of it to pro-
vide protection. Fatty fish -
including sardines are an
excellent source of omega-3 fat.
Fish oil has also been garnering
attention as a concentrated
source of omega-3s.
Responding to consumer de-
mand, some companies now
sell sardines canned in fish oil
for an added boost of omega-3
fatty acids, although this is not
the norm. Sardines are typically
canned in soybean oil; while
this oil contains a small amount
of omega-3 fat, it offers more
than seven times as much
omega-6 fat (a second type of
essential fatty acid that is over-
abundant in the typical Ameri-
can diet).
Most of the benefit from
increasing our intake of omega-
3 fat results from changing the
proportion of omega-3 to
omega-6 fat. Adding more
omega-6 fat in the form of soy-
bean oil offsets some of the
benefit of eating sardines in the
first place. Note that sardines


are still low in saturated fat and
provide a good source of calci-
um.


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First meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2007
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Sharing a table and a nutritious lunch are (left side, from front to back) Arceli Munoz,
Lacey Adams and Tiffany Pina; (right side) School Board member Tanya Royal, Tapanga
Grice and School Board member Gina Neuhofer.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Analisa Camel gets ready to pick up her tray to eat with guests Sandy Gonzales (left)
and Lupe Aguirre.


Sharing lunchtime with grownups brought plenty of giggles and smiles and excite-
ment.

ZSE Serves 400 Parents For

National School Lunch Week


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Parents munched on a school
lunch once again as Zolfo
Springs Elementary School cel-
ebrated National School Lunch
Week.
It was an active week for the
school's youngsters and the 400
parents who attended.
The cafeteria was decorated
in red, white and blue. Posters
on the walls promoted the can-
didates for best school lunch:
Pippa Potato, Biff Burger, Jesse
Wrap, Patty Mac & Cheese and
Yumi Rice Bowl.
Elections Supervisor Jeff
Ussery brought voting booths to
add to the display.


There were also two contests
for the youngsters: one for
posters and one to design a can-
didate for next year's best-lunch
competition.
Poster contest winners were
Arceli Munoz, first place; and
Lacey Adams, second place.
Lunch candidate winners
were Jesse Johnston, first place;
Darby Sanders, second place;
and Mia Newton, third place.
The candidates they offered up
were Maco Taco, Hot Diggity
Dog and Miss Grape. All three
lunches have been submitted to
the National School Nutrition
Association for a nationwide
contest.
And, according to lunchroom


manager Lori Staton, after all
the voting was finished, the
national winner as this year's
favorite school lunch was Biff
Burger.
Eating lunch with the local
contest winners were School
Board members Gina Neuhofer
and Tanya Royal. Also on hand
as tableside guests were
Schools Superintendent Dennis
Jones and Deputy Superinten-
dent Rocky Kitchens.
The school's Safety Patrol ate
lunch with Zolfo Springs
Mayor George Neel, Police
Chief Chris Baty and Hardee
County Fire-Rescue staff.
In all, Staton declared the
week,,Oct. 15-19, a success.


Zolfo Springs Police Chief Chris Baty ate lunch with the school's Safety Patrol: (front,
from left) Brenda Lafarque, Hailey Sauvey and Samantha Garcia; (back) Blake Crawley,
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Lakeland Santa Fe on Monday
and followed with a smashing
home game on Tuesday, upend-
ing Mulberry 55-13.


fhis week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate . .

75 YEARS AGO
Bartow Eleven Beats Wau-
chula For Title: Before a record
crowd estimated at two 2,000
fans, including Gov. Doyle
Carlton and other notables, the
Summerlin Yellow Jackets of
Bartow defeated the Wildcats of
Wauchula High here last Friday
night by 13 to 6, to win the
South Florida Conference title.

Dr. Brooks Spoke To Berry
Growers Here: A large crowd of
strawberry growers and their
families attended the regular
monthly meeting of the Wau-
chula Strawberry Growers'
Association in City Hall Tues-
day night, at which time Dr.
A.N. Brooks, head of the straw-
berry experiment station at
Plant City, addressed the meet-
ing.

Masons Name Officers Last
Thursday Night: The Masonic
Lodge met in regular session
last Thursday night for the
annual election of officers.
The following were elected
for the new year: F.W. Priem,
W.M.; Gordon B. Langford,
S.W.; Luther Finley, J.W.; W.F.
Healey, secretary; and T.F.
Williams, treasurer.

New Hope Y. W. A. Girls:
The Y. W. A. girls of New Hope
Baptist church met Monday
afternoon, Dec. 5 at the home of
Mrs. T.E. Claridy. The program
was opened by singing "Q
Little Town of Bethlehem," The
devotional was led by Lucille
Simmons. Geneva Boone then
took control of the program.

Wauchula Puts Two On All-
Star Eleven: Two Wauchula
football players were placed on
the South Florida Conference
all-star eleven, selected by
coaches at Bartow last
Saturday.
Dale Carlton, tackle, and
Edward Kirby, guard, were the
two local stars to win the covet-
ed honor. Carlton received 32
votes and Kirby 28.

50 YEARS AGO
DeSoto Bulldogs Edge Out
Cats: A blocked kick spelled the
difference between a tie and
defeat for Hardee County High
School in the final game of the
season against the DeSoto Bull-
dogs, Nov. 27, at Farr Field.

Hardee Cagers Swamp
Frostproof: Wednesday after-
noon before a packed gym the
Hardee High Wildcats opened
their 1957-58 basketball cam-
paign with a 56-23 win over the
Frostproof Bulldogs.

Carlton Named To Advisory
Grotip: State Sen. Doyle E.
Carlton Jr., of Wauchula, has
been named by Gov. LeRoy
Collins.to a five-man advisory
committee for the newly acti-
vated department of water
resources of the State Board of
Conservation.

New Homecoming Queen:
Shelby Simmons was announ-
ced new Homecoming queen at
the annual Thanksgiv-ing game
last Wednesday night at Farr
Field. Wildcat captain "Moose"
Roberts presented the new
queen with flowers. Joining
Simmons on court were Sophie
Ilimrod, Gail McCaleb and last
year's queen, Sharon McCail.

Seventh Avenue Goes Two-
Way: Appointments, bonds, and
streets were principal items of
business at the regular City
Council meeting Monday night.
As a result of Council action,
the one-way signs on Seventh
Ave. between Main Street and
Orange have been ordered to be
taken down. This section of the
street has been opened to two-
way traffic.

College Hill Club Plans
Christmas Party: The College
Hill Home Demonstration club
held its November meeting at
the Community Center.
President Rhoda Durrance


presided over the business
meeting which consisted main-
ly of discussion of a communi-
ty get-together and election of
officers for the coming year.

25 YEARS AGO
Girl Scout Troop No. 352
Earns "Do-It-Yourself" Badge:
Recently members of Girl
Scout Troop No. 352 earned the
"Do-It-Yourself" badge. Some
for the requirements of the
badge included washing and
waxing a car, learning about


tools and their uses, visiting a
lumber supply store, and doing
odd jobs and yard work at
home.

Santa Claus Greets The
Public At Wauchula Plaza:
Santa Claus greets Karen Crews
and little Annie Laurie Shackel-
ford and Doris Cowart at the
Wauchula Plaza last Friday.

Polk Auto Parts Winners Of
League And Tournament: Polk
Auto Parts, for the second year
in a row, won the Pioneer Lea-
gue Championship. Polk's fash-
ioned a fine 13-2 record, win-
ning out by two games over the
Crackers, who finished at 11-4.

Hennig's Appaloosa Is World
Champion: Jack Hennig of
Zolfo Springs, a local horse
trainer, returned home from
Oklahoma City where he at-
tended the 22nd World Champ-
ionship Appaloosa Horse Show.
High Sign, one of the
Appaloosas Hennig exhibited
and rode at the show, won his
third World Championship
High Point Performance Horse
Award in four years.

Family Tree 4-Year-Olds
Perform Thanksgiving Skit:
The Family Tree Preschool at
the First Christian Church cele-
brated Thanksgiving last week
with special programs for the
parents to see. The parents were
invited to watch a skit in the
children's classroom and then
stay and eat lunch.

Susan Staton Named To
Who's Who: Susan Staton has
been named among Who's Who
in the recent list of Christian


Women Speakers. Mrs. Staton
was asked to speak at this
month's Outreach in LaBelle.

10 YEARS AGO
VFW Announces Essay
Contest Winners: Three Hardee
High School students were pre-
sented medals and checks on
Nov. 11 for the "Voice Of De-
mocracy" essay contest spon-
sored by the Veterans of For-
eign Wars Post 10285 in Wau-
chula. The first place winner
was sophomore Heather Trew.
In second place was senior
Davina Nuccio.

Crawford Family To Present
Concert Sunday: The Zolfo
Springs Church of God will
welcome the Crawford Family
in concert this Sunday during
the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
The family has been singing to-
gether at churches and conven-
tions for 10 years. The public is
invited to hear the musicians
present southern gospel and
contemporary gospel music.

Classmates Reunite To Tenn-
essee: Several classmates from
Hardee High's Class of 1961
met last month in Pigeon Forge,
Tenn., for a reunion. The fol-
lowing classmates reunited with
their past classmates Kathy
Blanton White, Linda Terrell,
Shirley Searcy, Ken Shackel-
ford, Wilanne Starling, Barbara
Nicholson, Mary Lyda Wellons
and Sharon McCall.

JV Girls Get Twin Wins:
Hardee junior varsity girls bas-
ketball took a giant leap with a
pair of victories last week.
The junior Lady 'Cats started
on the road with a 38-17 win at


The 'Cats went into Mulberry
and came back with their first
victory, and followed it up with
a come-from-behind win at
Lake Region.


JV Boys Open With Dual
Wins: The Hardee junior varsity
Wildcats began basketball sea-
son on the road with a couple of
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Sebring made some halftime
adjustments and scored five
times although limited to nine
shots in the entire second half.
Vasquez also commented on
the Nov. 29 home game against
DeSoto, where "the Lady 'Cat
team continues to show its pro-
gress skill-wise as they again
played a tough game."
The Lady 'Dawgs were able.
to score three times in the first
half, but that's all they got.
Some Lady Wildcat adjust-
ments on the offensive side
aided in slowing the ball down
and keeping it on the Hardee
side of the field a majority of
the second half when Arcadia
was held scoreless.
Hardee got its first goal of the
season when junior Daisy


Escoto ran the ball 30 yards
toward goal before placing a
kick to the left side of the goal
for the tally.
Also joining the offensive
threat. were soph Chelsea
Goolsby and junior Marce
Ramirez taking shots at goal.
Garcia held steady again,
stopping several DeSoto at-
tempts at goal. Alma Alamia,
"just off the cross-country team
and new to high school soccer,
played defensive midfielder and
managed to turn the direction of
the ball back into the Lady 'Cat
favor during much of the
game," said Vasquez.
He noted that junior defen-
sive midfielder Kirsti Roehm,
who has started each game for
the Lady Wildcats "has con-
tributed largely to the Lady
'Cats' ability to keep the ball in
Wildcat territory. Her continu-
ous hard work on the practice
field and intuition during game
time has helped stop the oppos-
ing team's offense at key
times."
Also starting each game at
offensive forward for the Wild-
cats are sophs Abigail Hernan-
dez and Sara Lopez. Other
members of the squad are
Melissa Banda, Crystal Oliva,
Nancy,, Conejo, Auriana Marti-
nez, Crystal Hebert and Gloria
Ruiz.

The healthy and strong indi-
vidual is the one who asks for
help when he needs it.
Whether he's got an abscess
on his knee, or In his soul.
-Rona Barrett


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The 2007-08 girls soccer squad is all smiles. Seated (from left) are Chelsea Goolsby, Melissa Banda, Esmeralda
Martinez, Daisy Escoto, Crystal Oliva and Nancy Conejo; (kneeling) Auriana Martinez, Marce Ramirez, Kristina
Garcia, Hannah Jacobs and Sara Lopez; (back) Head Coach Gilbert Vasquez, Kirsti Roehm, Crystal Hebert, Gloria
Ruiz, Chendy Louis-Michel, Abigail Hernandez and assistant coach Julian Garcia.


We make a living by what we
get, but we make a life by
what we give.
-Norman MacEwan

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of money in your life, but if
you have saved a lot of
heartaches for other folks,
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Florida's First Assembly


Of God
Four paintings depicting the
four main teachings of the
Assemblies of God Church
were presented to the congrega-
tion at Florida's First Assembly
of God in Wauchula on Nov. 7.
The four paintings are the
work of Chicago artist Ron
DiCianni.
DiCianni is recognized as a
leader in utilizing art to com-
municate Biblical values, and
has been affiliated with the
Assemblies of God his entire
life. He approached this project
with prayer.
"I spent a lot of time in
prayer and meditation, and
seeking God as to what would
deliver the four cardinal doc-
trines to this generation,"
DiCianna explains. "My prayer


Receives Artwork


is that people will see the paint-
ings and their hearts will break
before God, that they'll weep
before God and that they'll see
themselves in the paintings, and
that would be my greatest joy."
Each painting depicts one of
the church's cardinal doctrines:
salvation, divine healing, the
baptism of the Holy Spirit, and
the second coming of Christ.
The paintings were a gift to
the church by various members
of the congregation. Each paint-
ing was dedicated either in
memory or honor of someone.
Earl and Diana Smith dedi-
cated "Salvation" in memory of
his father, the Rev. John D.
Smith. Ronnie and Button
Wright dedicated "Divine
Healing" in honor of their chil-

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dren and grandchildren, desir-
ing all who come behind them
to know that Jesus still heals
today. The painting illustrating
the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
was given by Kenny and Patty
Grace in memory of her mother,
Jewel Harper. The artist's ren-
dition of the Second Coming of
Christ was given by Lavon and
Linda Cobb in honor of his
father, the Rev. Kermit James
Cobb.
The paintings are on display
in the foyer of Florida's First
Assembly of God, 1397 S.
Florida Ave. The public is wel-
come to come and view the
paintings during business hours
throughout the week and on
Sunday and Wednesdays dur-
ing church services.
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Mr. and Mrs. Will
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Wilson Cartwright, born Nov.
22, 2007, Florida Hospital,
Sebring. Mrs. Cartwright is the
former Nikki Swails. Siblings
are Logan and Summer. Mater-
nal grandparents are Russell
and Pam Swails of Wauchula.
Maternal great-grandmother is
Audrey Swails of Wauchula;
maternal great-great-grandpar-
ents are Lola and Haford Shiver
of Bowling Green. Paternal
grandparents are Gary and
Susan Cartwright of Wauchula.
Paternal great-grandparents are
Jimmy and Marjorie Harrison
of Wauchula.
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COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee County Rotary Club recently donated $250 to,
the Lionettes at Hardee Senior High School to help
defray expenses for hosting Beth Johnson, author of the
book "Everyday Heroes," which features people who
have overcome many obstacles and found success in
their lives. Johnson and two individuals featured in the
book will visit the high school next Thursday, Dec. 13, to
share their experiences with the students. School Board
member and Rotarian Gina Neuhofer accepts the dona-
tion on behalf of the Lionettes from Rotary President
Arnold Lanier.


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of salvation was donated by the Smith family. It is one of four
church's cardinal doctrines.
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The public is invited to view the four paintings qt Florida's First Assembly of God. This
one, of the second coming, was donated by the Cobb family.


Musicale. Christmas

Program Next Week
Bill and Jeraldine Crews are mas" presentation. Musicale
opening their home to The members who sang in the con-
Wednesday Musicale for its cert will perform.
annual Christmas program on Among the other musicians
Wednesday, Dec. 12, beginning entertaining will be the Rev.
at 3:30 p.m. Tim Davis, pianist, and the Rev.
Joining the couple in hosting Rick Walker, soloist.
the holiday event will be Gloria For more information or
Davis, Dutchie Clavel and Pat directions to the Crews home at
Davis. 821 Griffin Road, call Musicale
The program will feature President Sylvia Collins at 773-
excerpts from the Heartland 6251 or District President Bess
Chorale's "Treasures of Christ- Stallings at 773-3594


Man is a knot, a web, a mesh
into which relationships are
tied. Only those relationships
matter.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Friendship Is the only cement.
that will ever hold the world
together.
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The Wauchula Woman's Club recently honored "Women
in the Workforce," and welcomed (from left) Dottie
Conerly, Sue Birge, Vanessa Hernandez and Gina
Neuhofer as guest speakers. They participated in a panel
discussion led by (at far left) Zee Smith, chairman of pub-
lic affairs. These community businesswomen engaged in
an informative and enjoyable discussion about the chal-
lenges of women in the workforce. They shared their
ideas and personal successes, and encouraged those In
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Football, golf, cross country, volleyball and all may be over,
but there's still an exciting sports scene around Hardee County.
After a one-point overtime loss at Palmetto, the Wildcat bas-
ketball team is riding the shoulders of twin towers Mark St. Fort
and Arnold Louis to a pair of district wins, beating Braden River
76-66 at home and Sebring 74-71 on the Blue Streak court. Take
every opportunity to watch the Wildcats.
And, the Wildcat soccer team is also doing quite well, 2-0 in
the district with wins over Avon Park and Sebring. The boys lost
close games at Mulberry and Frostproof and also beat Lake Placid.
They are home Friday night against always tough Fort Meade in a
6 p.m. game at Wildcat Stadium.
Congratulations are also in order for former Wildcat football
player and weightlifter Stephen Judah. The 24-year-old, now out of
the Air Force and planning a career as a wildlife officer, picked up
yet another world championship Nov. 17 in the bench press and
currently is ranked number one with a lift of 462 pounds. He now
holds three world records, six national and two state titles.
There's a pair of unusual events coming up.
On Saturday, beginning at 7:30, there will be an evening of pro
wrestling at the Hardee Agri-Civic Center, featuring Hardee grads
The White Scorpion AKA Eddie White facing the challenge of
local favorite George Rodriguez in a heavyweight main event prob-
ably after 10 p.m. There will also be a 10-man over-the-rope battle
royal. For the holidays, tickets have been slashed to $3.
And, on Tuesday, head out to the Recreation Complex north of
the high school for a Punks vs. Pigs softball square-off, beginning
at 6 p.m. Admission is only $3, there will be a concession stand and
all proceeds benefit Project Graduation for the Class of 2008, who
will oppose a large group of law enforcement personnel from var-
ious agencies around the county.
Girls soccer and basketball are both struggling, facing a learn-
ing curve and improving at each game. The hoop girls will have to
do without normally high-scoring junior Sabrina "Noonie"
Holmes, who suffered a dislocated shoulder near the end of last
Tuesday's game. Soccer girls are just very young and getting more
field-wise at each outing.
One of the latest sports to get going are Hardee Junior High
basketball, which opened its season on Monday with a visit from
DeSoto. They are at home (the new junior high gym) today
(Thursday) vs. Avon Park, before they go on the road next week at
Sebring and Hill-Gustat. Games are at 5:30 (girls) and 6:30 (boys).
Also getting under way is girls weightlifting. Coach Jan
Brutus has four seniors, two juniors and eight underclassmen on
her roster.
There's another pair of events coming up, too.
The Hardee hoop shoot for both boys and girls will be at the
high school gym on Dec. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. Parents or
guardians should bring a proof of age for their child/children. Age
groups are 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Winners advance to the district
shoot in a few weeks.
Also, Youth Basketball is beginning at the old junior high gym
off West Main Street. All kids in fourth through seventh grades are


welcome. Pick up a sign-up form from your P.E. coach at your
school. Volunteer coaches are also needed. For more information,
call Carl Coleman at 773-3872.
And don't forget, Saturday night's HBO pay-per-view pro"
light-weight match with Hardee County's own Edner Cherry and
Wes Ferguson. The bout will be in Las Vegas.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail
me at news.heraldadvocate@emnbarqmail.com with news for this
biweekly column. News will be included as soon as time and space
allows.

Woman's Club Luncheon

Offers Holiday Ideas


It's that time of year again!
The air is a little crisper and
holiday cheer is beginning to
make its way throughout the
community. The Christmas
lights and decorations lining the
streets bring about the spirit of
the season.
To start off its holiday season,
the Woman's Club of Wauchula
will be hosting a luncheon
tomorrow (Friday) at noon.
The club will be welcoming
guest speaker Carolyn Wyatt,
extension agent with the county
Cooperative Extension Service,
to share her expertise in prepar-
ing for the holiday season.
Wyatt specializes in 4-H and


Family' & Consumer Science,
and will be demonstrating vari-
ous ways to fold napkins and
create a festive holiday atmos-
phere.
This is a covered-dish lun-
cheon, and the club invites the
women of the community to
attend.
The club is participating in a
community toy drive with the
Hardee Help Center, so join
members on Friday and bring in
an unwrapped toy for a child
between the ages of 3 and 10.
The Wauchula Woman's Club
is located at 131 N. Seventh
Ave. For information, contact
Kathy Crawford at 773-2196.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

THOUGHTS IN A CEMETERY
I took a walk in a cemetery the other day. It was quiet there.
Some of the tombstones were bigger than others. Some were
real small and the names were hard to make out. Some were only
ground-level plates.
Some were leaning from the winds of many winters while
some were standing tall and straight.
Some recorded positions in the Army or Navy, some posted
degrees in academia. The humblest stones had at least two dates,
birth and death.
A few boasted bouquets of flowers, but it was easy to see that
they were artificial.
The most conspicuous feature of this assemblage, however;
was the silence that reigned over all. No political voice was heard
urging folks to vote Republican or Democrat. In fact, there was not
a decibel of disagreement anywhere.
No voices could be heard urging folks to buy a new Ford of
Chevy. There were no voices urging repentance for sins committed.
Too late for that.
I was reflective as I got back in my car after the walk. My time
on Earth has a beginning and end., just like the quiet folks gathered
there. I began to think of how important it was to live a life of
responsibility and godliness before a headstone was erected over
me and my opportunities to be a good example were gone.


Scholarship
Awarded To
Jodie Skitka
Jodie Skitka, a junior at the
University of South Florida
Lakeland, has been awarded a
scholarship from the Bailey
Family Foundation.
Skitka, of Wauchula, majors
in elementary education.


The Briarwood home of
President Jeanette Perrine will
be the setting for the Wauchula
Garden Club's annual Christ-
mas luncheon on Wednesday,
Dec. 12.
Members and guests are
reminded to bring a covered
dish for the noon meal and
canned goods for the Hardee
Help Center.
Reports will be given on
Antiques, Arts & -Crafts Under


LUCKY LIBRARY!


Located in Tampa, the Bailey
Family Foundation helps ex-
pand the availability and quali-
ty of post-secondary education
by providing financial assis-
tance to students.
The University of South
Florida has campuses in Lake-
land, St. Petersburg, Sara-
sota/Manatee and Tampa. With
over 44,000 students, it is one
of the nation's 10 largest univer-
sities.


The Oaks, which the club co-
sponsored with the Wauchulh
Woman's Club last Saturday.
Members will also hear an
update on the club's planned
move into the former Ausley
Memorial Library/Hardee Help
Center building.
The Perrine home is located
at 131 Briarwood Dr. Call 773-
6026 or 773-3594 for more
information.


COURTESY PHOTO
Seminole Electric Cooperative recently donated $1,000
to the library at Bowling Green Elementary School.
Ready to enjoy some good books are third graders in
Melinda Lackey's class. Behind them are (from left)
Lackey, Seminole's public affairs representative Jeff Fela
Sr. and Principal David Durastanti.


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Nursery
Crown Ford of Wauchula
Moises & Linda Navarro of MNJ
Drywall of Hardee Inc.
Merril Lynch The Trevino Group
Wauchula Subway Crew


Taco Express
Barajas Fruit Inc.
MNC Renovation
Bowl-of-Fun Lanes
Wauchula Supermarket
Dunson Corner Inc.
Noe Navarro Drywall LLC
Heartland Gold
Wanda's
Patarini & Fritz, PA
The Dease Family


Sandy's Big Tree Produce & Deli
UAP
David & Mary Holley
TNT Fill Dirt
Hines & Family


Junior Daniels
Ben'z Gallery
Helen Bell
TNT Reclamation
Wauchula Stop N
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Vivian Skitka & Gordon Cook
Mid-Florida Do-It-Best Hardware
Sweetbay
Light Force Boot Camp
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Varsity 'Cats Playing Exciting Ball


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After one week of the season,
the Hardee Wildcats could be
the district team to beat.
The 'Cats lost by one in over-
time at Palmetto, won at home
over Braden River and invaded
the Sebring gym and came
home with a victory in a trio of
exciting games to start the
2007-08.season last week.
The boys have a pair of
games this week, hosting Avon
Park on Tuesday and traveling
to Sarasota Booker today
(Thursday). There's a week's
lapse until the Dec. 14 game at
DeSoto and Hardee travels to
Braden River for a rematch on
Dec. 18.
The break between games
will allow Head Coach Vance
Dickey to work on the turn-
overs which have plagued the
team. The Wildcats will be in a
pair of tournaments over the
Christmas break, playing at
Jesuit High School on Dec. 28-
29 and Alonzo High Jan. 3-5,
"Hopefully, that will get us
ready for the stretch run for the
rest of January," said Dickey on
Monday morning.
District 12 playoffs are Feb.
4, 8 and 9 at Palmetto.

PALMETTO 53,
HARDEE 52
Last week'began with a trip
Monday to Palmetto to take on
the high-flying Tigers. Despite
22 Hardee turnovers to just
seven for Palmetto, Hardee out-
rebounded Palmetto 39 to 25.
The' Cats managed to tie the
game on a Postene Louisjeune
deuce and force overtime. The


Tigers managed 11 points in
overtime to Hardee's 10 to
claim the victory.
Hardee's twin towers, Mark
St. Fort and Arnold Louis, were
the leaders for the Wildcats
against Palmetto. St. Fort put up
points every quarter and added
eight more in the overtime 'ses-
sion, finishing with 28. Louis
finished with 16 points and
"was consistent on the boards in
the post," said Dickey.
Others adding Hardee points
were Louisjeune with four
points, Tyrone Pace with three
. and Marvin Simmons a free
throw. Antjuan Jones, recover-
ing from a football injury, and
Lucas Juarez and Josh Jackson
sat out with various illnesses.
Nolan Neuhauser and Ezayi
Youyoute contributed in the
floor game.
Palmetto was led by Don
Campbell with 18 points and
Bryan Smith with 17.
"It was a tough road loss, a
tough district game. We would
have liked to have gotten the
win, but hopefully it was a pro-
ductive loss," concluded
Dickey.

HARDEE 76,
BRADEN RIVER 66
In the first home game of the
season, Hardee battled toe-to-
toe with the Braden River
Pirates last Thursday evening.
St. Fort blocked the first shot
by Pirate senior Mike Romero
and the game was on. It was
nearly two full minutes before
Hardee got on the board first.
St. Fort passed to Louis for a
dunk which set the large crowd
aroar.


It wasn't long before Pirate
senior Kal Almandan sank a
trey and put his squad ahead.
Louis tied the game with one-
of-two at the charity stripe.
Pirate Mike Egloff gave his
team a two-point lead.
Hardee answered with a long
deuce by Louis, followed by St.
Fort grabbing a defensive
rebound and went "all the way"
to score and put Hardee up 7-5.
Simmons took a shot, rebound-
ed by Louisjeune for a 9-5 edge.
Just as quickly Andrew Ram-
thun and Willie McNeal hit
back to-back shots to take an
11-9 advantage. St. Fort nailed
a pull-up jumper to again tie the
game. As the first quarter
wound down, Louis put up two
more points to give Hardee a
lead it would not surrender.
Simmons canned a trey from
the corner to put Hardee up 16-
11 to start the second stanza.
Shortly, it was 21-13. Midway
through the period, Hardee led
26-13, before Braden River
attempted to rally. Each time,
Hardee answered, but by half-
time, the Pirates had cut the
lead to 28-23.
Two quick baskets to start the
third quarter gave Hardee a 32-
23 edge, which it continued up
and down over the next seven
minutes. By the end of the third,
Hardee had upped its lead to
48-37 as Simmons banked a
three-spot at the buzzer.
It was a fast and furious final
eight minutes. Hardee stayed
ahead by 10 to 12 points, most-
ly on the strength of free throws
by St. Fort, who finished with
20-of-26 at the free throw line.
Braden River got within five,
and then four, but Hardee put


the game away and won 76-66.
St. Fort led'all scores with 36
points, adding eight deuces to
his 20 foul shots. He added
eight rebounds, five assists and
two blocked shots.
Louis added 21 points, also
notching eight deuces, and
adding 15 rebounds and a pair
of blocks. Simmons had a trio, a
free throw of treys, and a deuce
for a dozen points. Louisjeune
had two points and Jackson,
back from a stomach virus, had
three free throws.
Egloff had 18, Almadani 16,
McNeal 12 and Marc McKoan
10 to put four Pirates in double
digits.
"Braden River came out
ready to play and played us
even most of the game. Marwin
hit some big shots. Overall, we
played well, pretty good re-
bounding. We were lucky they
missed enough shots for us to
keep the lead. We had a couple
of unforced errors against their
trapping defense," commented
Dickey.

HARDEE 74, SEBRING 71
Anytime we can go to Se-
bring and get a win, it's a good
game. You can't ask for more; it
was a fun game," said Dickey in
describing the Friday evening
trip to take on the Blue Streaks
in their gym.
Hardee took a 22-15 first
quarter advantage and with-
stood a frantic Blue Streak sec-
ond-half surge to claim the win.
"We outrebounded them by a
decent margin, which helped us
a lot. We turned the ball over
more than we need to. Josh
came in an hit a three in the first
quarter to get us going and hit
another in the third quarter and
*three in the fourth quarter to
help us down the stretch.


"Arnold had a nice game,
Mark played well and Marwin
hit some timely shots too," said
Dickey.
The 'Cats were up 37-29 at
the half, but had a slim one-
point advantage 51-50 at the
end of the third. Hardee out-
scored Sebring 23-21 in the
final stanza to win the game 74-
71.
St. Fort finished with 22
points and Louis added 21.
Jackson chipped in with 17, in-
cluding his five treys. Simmons
added eight, and Neuhauser and
Louisjeune each three points.
Chris Grubb led Sebring with
28 points, including 11 in the
fourth quarter.
Over the three games, St. Fort
has been unusually strong at the
free throw line, sinking 33 of
51, a .647 average. As a team,,
the Wildcats are 60 of 117,
slightly over 50 percent.

JV GAMES
The first three games for the
Hardee junior varsity have been
a frustrating time for Head
Coach Rod Smith and assistant
Carl Brown. With just three
sophs, and a bunch of untried
freshmen, every game has been
a learning experience for the
young 'Cats.
They lost 65-18 in the open-
ing game at Palmetto, when
Charles Allen and Scott
Donaldson were missing. Soph
Jarrell Ellis led the junior
Wildcat scoring with a half
dozen points. Tre' Anderson
added five, D'Vonte Hooks a
trey, and Kalan Royal and Kyle
Bodeck each two points.
Serapio Torres, Carl Brown,
Justin Bromley, Nathan
Tomlinson and Dylan Justice
joined in.


Against Braden River at
home, Hardee did a bit better,
but lost 52-34. Anderson put 10
points on the board, with Allen
adding five, Ellis three, and
Hooks, Donaldson, Royal,
Bromley, Bodeck and Tomlin-
son each chipping in with two
points.
"They just had too many
weapons for us. We just don't
have enough game experience
yet. We try to simulate that
pressure in practice, but obvi-
ously not enough," said Smith.
Hardee "had a horrible, a bad
game" at Sebring, losing 58-22.
"Sebring was more aggressive,
stripped the ball from our re-
bounders. We aren't taking care
of the ball. We did fairly well
against the zone but couldn't
hand the man-to-man defense,"
commented Smithy.
For Haree, Anderson had
seven points, Allen six, Don-
aldson four, Bromley three and
Bodeck two points.

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Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


AN OLD-FASHIONED HERO
You don't always see them, but it's worth remembering that
there are heroes all around us.
It takes a healthy dose of heroism, after all, to do some of the
things that certain people do all the time and think nothing of it.
For openers, of course, you've got police officers and firefighters;
they put their lives on the line every day to protect the rest of us,
and rarely give it a second thought. The same holds true for the
men and women of our armed forces all around the world.
They're putting themselves in harm's way all the time, often away
from loved ones, so that we can stay safe and enjoy the same free-
doms we always have.
Heroism comes in all shapes and sizes. Here at The
Christophers we learn every day about people who go through
hardships of one kind or another without complaining, or who
devote their lives to the well-being of others, or who willingly "do
without" for themselves so that someone else might be fulfilled.
They probably never think of themselves that way, but they're
heroes, all of them, and the rest of us shouldn't forget it.
Every now and then, though, something else comes along: a
bigger-than-life American hero, in the traditional sense of that
word; a hero of the old Stars-and-Stripes variety whose exploits are
truly breathtaking. Thank God they still exist.


To Your Health!
By Erin E. Hess
Hardee County Health Department


GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF HEALTH
The first line of defense against the flu, cold or a flu-like ill-
ness is hand-washing.
Simple proactive measures such as washing your hands with
soap and water can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases
and keep you and your loved ones healthy during the holiday sea-
son.
Another important and easy way to protect yourself and others
is by getting a flu shot. October or November is the best time to get
vaccinated, but you can still get vaccinated in December and later.
Flu season can begin in early October and last as late as springtime.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
hand-washing is the single most important means in preventing the
spread of infection. The CDC estimates that 36,000 people die
from the flu or flu-like illnesses each year, 5,000 people die from
food-borne illness each year, and between 78,000 and 90,000
patients die each year from hospital-acquired infections, for which
a direct link to many of these deaths is poor hand-washing.
To keep your hands clean you should wash your hands with
soap and water before preparing or eating food, before and after
tending to someone who is sick, before and after treating a cut or
wound, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, after han-
dling an animal or animal waste, after handling garbage, after
going to the bathroom and after changing diapers or cleaning up
after a child who has gone to the bathroom.
If you do get sick, stay at home. Plain and simple: Sick work-
ers make other workers sick.
: The CDC estimates that people who get the flu may be able to
infect others up to five da\ s after becoming sick. The spray from
coughing and sneezing spreads germs that can lead to serious res-
piratory illnesses like the flu, whooping cough, the common cold,
tuberculosis, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and many
other respiratory viruses.
So what is the best way to cover your cough and/or sneeze?
Use a tissue and personally throw the tissue away. If there are no
tissues available, use your upper sleeve not your hands! Hands
touch so many things, including other people, and spread germs.
How do you know if you have the flu? In addition to the snif-
fles and/or sneezing, you will probably experience a headache,
fever, chills, body aches or a sever cough. The flu also will come
on suddenly.
It is probably allergies or a cold if your only symptoms are
sniffles, sneezes or a mild cough that come on gradually. Allergies
are not contagious, but people with a cold need to keep their hands
clean and cover their coughs and sneezes. Stay home if you feel
you might be contagious or a danger to others.
Keep yourself and others around you healthy. Stay at home
when you are sick, wash your hands often, get your flu shot and
have a happy healthy holiday.


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


THE TEETER DOESN'T TOTTER
"They broke it," my wife said.
"Are you serious?" I said, looking at the broken teeter-totter
plank. She's great with unruly children. But even she seemed
slightly frazzled by the six children she had rounded up for a
church party.
Despite all the disciplining challenges, we understood clearly
why we had brought the children. Our desire is that they will
become our spiritual children by influencing them to become fol-
lowers of Jesus. And then someday, the words of the Apostle John
could become ours: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my chil-
dren are walking in the truth."
A featured event of the evening was the bashing of a pifiata.
We were watching closely.
When the busting blow burst the pifiata, it became a
grab/shove moment. Even the church kids turned unruly. Our most
challenging, Daniel, was in the middle of the fray. He's a 190-
pound 12-year-old hulk.
He quickly scooped up half a bag of candy. Then he guarded
another sizable pile with his body like a hockey goalie sprawling
on an inches-from-the-net puck.
To a girl who looked tiny compared to Daniel he said,
"Here, this is for you." A couple of church kids lunged once more
as he fended them off. He then helped fill her still-empty bag with
candy from the guarded pile.
I'll never know what teeter-tottered Daniel's behavior from
being the teeter-totter destroyer to being the role model for pifiata
etiquette.
Believe me, after that he didn't suddenly turn saintly. But for
us, it was a no-greater-joy moment.
Where will these children's lives teeter-totter to? That's unan-
swerable.'But all of us are on one side or the other as we influence
children in the teeter-totter between good and evil.
Which side are you on?
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we
write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.


December 6, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5B
I have in mind the story of Navy Lt. Mike Murphy, who hero- FIRST CUSTOMER
ically gave his life in Afghanistan for the sailors who served under
him, and who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal
of Honor in October at the White House. A native of Long Island,
he was a Penn State honors gradu- 'e headed for law school before
the Navy beckoned. He joined : SEALS, that elite force trained
to fight at sea, in the air or on land hence the name.
In 2005 Lt. Murphy was leading a SEAL team on a mission in
the rugged mountains of Afghanistan when militants attacked and
pinned the team down. The only way he could use his cell phone to
call for a helicopter rescue was to emerge from the protection a cliff
provided and get out into the open. He was fatally shot when he
did, sacrificing his life to try to save the others.
In "Lone Survivor," his best-selling account of the mission,
Marcus Luttrell the only SEAL to live through the ambush -
hailed Murphy's "act of supreme valor." He added: "If they build
a memorial to him as high as the Empire State Building, it won't be
high enough for me."
At the White House ceremony President Bush echoed that sen-
timent. "The story of his sacrifice humbles and inspires all who
hear it," the president told a gathering that included Murphy's par-
ents, Dan and Maureen Murphy of Patchogue, L.I. "While their
missions were often carried out in secrecy, their love of country-S
and devotion to each other was always clear."
Heroes. American heroes. Risking all, and sometimes making
the supreme sacrifice so that you and I can enjoy all the blessings P N
of freedom. PHOTOBYNANCYDAVIS
Long before the presentation at the White House, the devotion Jimmy Hanchey (left) on Friday bought the first book
that Murphy would personify that day was summed up in entitled "Hardee County Its Heritage And People" writ-
Scripture: "No one has greater love than this," Jesus tells us, "to lay ten by Spessard Stone of Wauchula. At right is publisher
down one's life for one's friends." Jim Kelly of The Herald-Advocate, where Stone obtained
Rest in peace, Michael Murphy. And thank you from a grate- a significant part of his historical information. About 700
ful nation.copies were printed by Sheridan Books in Chelsea, Mich.
For a free copy of "Standing Up For Standards: Why Personal And The book's publisher is Byron Kennedy of Southern
Public Values Mattet;" write: The Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, Heritage Press in St. Petersburg. The books were deliv-
lIth Floor New York, NY 10004; or e-mail:n mail@christo- ered to The Herald-Advocate on Friday and are on sale
phers.org. for $40 each at the newspaper office and Cat's on Main.



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square bales, horse hay and cow
hay. 781-2227 or 414-3154.
12:6-13p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc
DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS -
pumps, starting at $250.
Injectors, turbos, misc. tractor
repairs. Call today 863-381-0538.
11:29-1:10p





200 BMW 3231 loaded, excellent
condition, $11,500. 773-6214.
12:6p
2000 MUSTANG very nice &
clean, $5,000 cash. 781-1062.
12:6c
2000 FORD EXCURSION, 4 WD,
high mileage. 781-1062. 12:6c
WE PAY $125 FIRM no excuses
per junk car and we pick up. Carl.
863-832-2021. 11:1tfc


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Hardee County

... for making this such a successful yea


customer Appreciationi ay
Saturday, December 8
1p.m. 4p.m

Free Hot Dogs, Chips & Drinks -
Prize Drawing -
(Must be present to win.)

Stop By Look Around or Make a Payment
& receive 1 prize drawing ticket per person.


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


Sj%0 andOwing Jimmy ln o
FOR THE BEST DEALS IN TOWN ALL YEAR AROUND Jimmy H ll
U.S. Hwy 17 Towing Service
Bowling Green 24 Hour Service
Charges 375-4441 Lowest Possible Rates


F ast, Keliable Ser ice
(863) 781-3090 or (863) 781-3091
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WILL PAY $125 for complete car.
We pick-up. Crooms. 773-0637.
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BOAT TRAILER for sale, trolling
motor, 10 horse Evinrude, two
batteries, swivel seats. Call 773-
3872. 12:6p
15' ALUMINUM V-bottom boat,
trailer, w/20 horse and 6 horse
motors, $300. 407-929-6812.
12:6p
1987 14 1/2 FT. GLASSTREAM
fiberglass boat, motor and trailer,
50 HP Mercury motor, new seats,
carpet, trolling motor, fish finder,
trailer, good tires and chrome
wheels. Asking $2,500 OBO. 863-
375-2098. 11:29-12:6p
I always prefer to believe the
best of everybody; it saves so
much trouble.





5 & 8 AC. Arcadia
$120,000
OWNER FINANCING






GUN CABINETS
USA Made,
Solid Oak, Pine,
863-385-2324
Sofa Gallery, Inc.-
Sebring




In stock now.
Click on Furniture,
Accessories,
Then Gun Cabinets. ,


19X72 DRESSER, 6 large draw-
ers, medium shade wood, excel-
lent condition, $125. 863-773-
4814, 863-398-0920. 12:6p

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LOCAL ESTABLISHED company
seeking full-time employee with
light accounting and data entry
experience. Reply to Box A, P.O.
Box 338, Wauchula, FI 33873.
11:15tfc


FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME, will
train, computer and sewing
machine experience a plus, hours
8 a.m. 5 p.m. Pick-up application
at Hardee Signs Plus Tees.
12:6c
INVENTORY CLERK Job
requirements: answer phones,
copy, accurately file, have basic
computer skills, and receive and
tag equipment. Contact Terra at
863-735-1122. 11:29-12:6c


Your wealth
friends are.


is where your

-Plautus


STT-AFFG SEV ES INC.
*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 -
vww.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock Shell Rock
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Sod
Delivery Available Stump Grinding
Bobcat Service
120 Hogan St. Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Wauchula, FL Closed Saturday & Sunday
(Behind Panda Restaurant) 773-3500 cl8:23tfc



PARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
SFill Dirt Tree Removal
*Stump Removal Dragline*
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
*Shell* Clay Top Soil
Bulldozer Dump Trucks*
(8463) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
S14. 16 -3yrds)
$ 1i00/Load
.thmn mile rad..ui of Zolfo Sprlngs
Fill.Top Soil. Hard Pan
Hurdee Counlh Area onh'l


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE,.
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 'FAX (863) 773-2173


AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING RAI. E.STAKE REAI. EASY."
unoraoammmE


Donna Steffens, Associate
Jessica Smith, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associate
Nancy Craft, Associate
Julie Hancock, Associate


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575
832-0370
781-4903


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


L AM BE T
REALTY INC. T
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


Spacious 3B/3Bth home on large corner lot; tall
ceilings, open and airy, French doors, and
wheel chair accessible. $128,500
Beautiful, secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks,
small creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect for build-
ing your home or weekend retreat. $99,000
OWNER MOTIVATED Lovely CB/Stucco
home located in Knollwood; 3B/2Bths; 2527 sq
ft; screened porch, fireplace, new kitchen and
new roof. PRICE JUST REDUCED to $179,000
COUNTRY LIVING CLOSE TO TOWN!
FIVE ACRES and 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco home;
great room floor plan; inside utility; new A/C in
2007 and new roof in 2005; detached 24x36 con-
crete workshop; two 4" deep wells. $299,000
Lovely Spanish style 4B/2Bth CB/Stucco home
built in 2005; great master suite; walk-in clos-
ets; 2319 sq ft living area; many extras in this
Lake Alfred area home. Listed at $319,900
NICE AND ROOMY! 4B/2.5Bth home in nice
neighborhood; secluded master suite upstairs;
screened porch; large lot plus outside storage.
$215,000
OWNER VERY MOTIVATED! Convenient
location to schools, shopping and more;
4B2.5Bth, new roof, hardwood floors; wood
burning fireplace; fenced back yard. $147,000
TWO STORY HOME ON GOLF COURSE!
See this 3+B/3.5Bth home, constructed of
brick/hardee board; laminate/carpet/tile floors;
spacious rooms with plenty storage and extras
throughout; well landscaped yard. $350,000
LOOK AT THIS NEW PRICE! Excellent loca-
tion for this 5 ACRES and 3B/1lBth CB/Stucco
home; newly updated kitchen; property is
fenced and cross fenced ready for your horses
or other livestock; in the country but close to
town. $215,900


SERVICE YOU C
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268
ASSOCIATE: Josefina G


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

COMFORTABLE AND SPACIOUS! 3B/2Bth
D/W, built in 2006; 1296 sq. ft., large kitchen;
located on quiet street in Charlie Creek area.
$75,500

Furnished and Move In Ready! 2B/lBth M/H,
vinyl siding and metal roof new in 2006; large
screened porch with patio and furniture for I
your outside entertainment; nice lot in Charlie
Creek M/H Estates. $55,000

20 acres and 3B/1Bth CB home; good location
and large oaks at homesite; metal barn.
$325,000

Two 1/2 acre lots; deed restricted area; city
water and sewer; paved road frontage. Each
$40,000

Large commercial corner lot, 1.2 acres located
on Highway 17 South. $100,000

OFFERS WANTED! PRICE REDUCED -
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 2 acres with
possible option to purchase more acreage; M/H
used as office; shop large enough for semi-trac-
tor; located in industrial park Bowling Green.
$120,000

PRIME COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! Con-
venience store located on busy.highway; equip-
ment and fixtures included; diesel pump.
$759,000

5 Acres with some fruit trees, large oaks, 1 acre
pond; lovely home site or weekend retreat.
$110,000

10 Acres in western Hardee; 12" well. $365,000


AN COUNT ON I
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
;aray........863-399-3329
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NEW LISTING!! Two blocks north of County Line,
Bowling Green CBS 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath home on
double lot, central Air and Heat open porch,
loaded with fruit trees, small pond. ONLY
$97,500.
NEW LISTING!! Older Frame Home 2 Bedroom, 1
Bath, laundry room, front porch, Bowling Green
area. $50,000.
FOOTED TUB!!! This charming 5 Bedroom,
6 Bath home was once a Bed and
Breakfast. 3.5 acres of high and dry land
surrounds the oak shaded home. $175,000.
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home
with pool. Irrigation with 6" well In place for a
nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Build your
dream home here. This 5-acre tract Is the perfect
place for horses or recreational purposes.
Owner motivated to sell!! Reduced!! Only
$62,500.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced to only
$70,000. This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC Is the
perfect site for your Dream Home. Located on
CR 665 near Solomon's Castle on a corner tract.
Owner says Sell it!!!
JUST LISTED!!! Nice 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Villa in
Avon Park. Good condition, presently rented.
Need extra income, Good investment. In walking
distance to town!! Only $67,500.
OWNERS RELOCATING!!! Must Sell This 3
Bedroom, 1 Bath, $50,000. ALL OFFERS CON-
SIDERED!
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
WE HAVE BUYERS FOR LARGE ACREAGE!!!
CALL TODAY FOR FAST CLOSING! 781-3627
COLDWELL BANKER
THE ONLY NATION WIDE OFFICE IN
HARDEE COUNTY
We aim to serve you like you are
Our only customer.


INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.
NEED MORE ROOM AT REDUCED PRICE?? Call
today to view this 3/2 with separate Office and
Game room. This home features a large kitchen
and inside utility room at a Reduced Price of
$149,000.
FULLY FURNISHED!!! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005
furnished M/H with Front & Back Screened
porches, storage shed & carport. Only $89,900.
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65 Located on Town-
send St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900

BIG BIG HOUSE WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF
ROOM!! This 4/2 with double carport has many
extras including a large den/gameroom and two
wood burning fireplaces. Reduced to $175,000
for a quick sale! Well worth it.
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND Is located on beau-
tiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your
own vacation home. May not last long at list
price of $125,000.
QUIET AND SECLUDED!!! This 5.5 acre parcel
is located near Peace River and offers a quiet
and restful setting to camp or build your home.
$100,000.
ENJOY MORE SPACE!! This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
with 2,241 Living sq. ft., new carpet, fresh paint,
and new roof makes this home a must see at a
Reduced Price of $172,000 or bring offer.

* PRICED TO SELL! 2.3 Acres with 5 bedrooms, 3
Bath, Concrete Block Home, 3576 total square
feet on Heard Bridge Rd. Only!! $219,000.
FIXER UPPER!!! This 2/2 home was minimal
repairs to be made with all material on Site.
Good investment property listed at $96,000, or
make offer.
WILLOW DALE COMMUNITY!! Come and enjoy
55+ community living in this 2/2 home with an
Open floor plan and community pool. Home Is
close to shopping and hospitals. Price
Reduced to $191,000.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!

NO TRAFFIC, ONLY QUIET!!! This 2002 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Country home on 2.5 AC.
High quality workmanship and fixtures. large barn for equipment and patio for enter-
taining. $289,900.
TENNESSEE BOUND!!! 96 acres of beautiful hardwood Tennessee land. Topography is flat
to a gentle roll with a small stream. Located in Sneedville. $2,000 per acre or make an offer!l
HWY 17 FRONTAGE zoned commercial approx. 1.48 acres fenced. Great location for new
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Classifieds


FOR SALE BY CAROL'S REALTY,
863-412-8932, 4BR/2B dou-
blewide, lots of storage, new a/c,
$59,900. Financing available. 3
BR/1B concrete block home,
$79,900. 11:8tfc
SEBRING, Orange Blossom Blvd.,
brand new 2007 3/2, laundry
room, patio, stainless steel appli-
ances, ceramic tile floors, CBS on
a 80'x125' lot over looking a 53
ac. beautiful nursery, $158,500.
863-781-0599. 11:15-12:13p
HARDEE COUNTY $495 MOVES
YOU IN! BRAND NEW
3BR/2BA/2CG, concrete block-
stucco home. Approx. $795 mo.
Own today, no credit needed.
863-402-4600. 10:18tfc


Certified Nursing Assistants needed to provide
assistance in the home of elderly and disabled.
Full-time w/benefits. $9.00/hr. Mileage reim-
bursement at $.445/mile. Must have depend-
able transportation and proof of auto insurance.
Apply at HOPE of Hardee, 310 North 8th Ave.,
Wauchula. 863-773-2022. EOE, DFWP.
cl 1:22-12:13c


Honey-Do
"We do what your honey won't"
Richie Evans
26 yrs. Construction Experience
Organize garages, small repairs, Contractor Referral, Debris Removal
,, Christmas lights hang & take down.
I( W !1[ Having family & friends over?
Need help with your tents & chairs?
We cater to your needs!
(863) 781-6396 Lic.#1195 C111,22-12:270



HELP WANTED

Bowling Green Youth Academy is currently seek-
ing a Full time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
The starting salary will range from $16.00 -
$19.00 per hour depending on experience. For
consideration please send resume to:

Bowling Green Youth Academy
PO Box 369 Bowling Green, FL 33834
Phone: (863) 375 2000 ext 221
Fax: (863) 375 9929 c111:22-12:13c






KELLER WILLIAMS.




Mikey Colding Tanya Dubbirly Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 781-306\ (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Brokere /



PRICE JUST REDUCED TO $170,000
Ideal country living surrounds this beautiful 3BR/2BA home on
a gorgeous 3/4 acre oak tree lot in the Ft. Green area. Built in 2002
this home has beautiful wood laminent/tile flooring and new paint
inside and out. It has a must see screened in under roof patio on the
back that is the width of the house, tiled and has full electricity.
Just for the kids, a built in solid wood playground in the yard. It
also has a new partially enclosed pole barn with electricity and cus-
tom built dog pens. Don't wait, it won't last long!!!!!
Tanya Dubberly 863-781-3069.

Contract Pending 50 Acres of Improved pasture land -
Great location in south-ern Hardee County. This property is
fenced and cross-fenced with 3,000 ft. of road frontage. Mature
Oak trees with cow pens and penning lane. Two entranced
already prepared with culverts. Would make a beautiful home
site! Now asking $8,000 per acre.
Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
**REDUCED** 200 ac. abandoned citrus grove. 5 wells on
property. 45x120 steel barn. Will divide or sell as whole. $8,500
per ac. Many extras.
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.
40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road
frontage, 8" well $19,900/ac.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details.
* 5 ac., well, power & pond on Bronco Rd.
* Commercial lot on Hwy 66 Zolfo Springs.
* 4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis.
* 3/2 Home on Lake June Canal close to lake.
* 30+ acres on Paynes Creek, can be divided.
* 2/1 Commercial Zoning on Hwy 17 S Wauchula.
* 6 buildable lots in Orange Blossom Estates $80,000.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DETAILS.
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FOUR NEW HOMES available
from $209,9001 Golf course lots
from $30,000 in Torrey Oaks,
Hulbert Homes, Inc., Jim
Petrigala 1-239-248-0121 or 1-
863-425-2538. 12:6-27c
WAUCHULA CUSTOM designed
and built in 2005, wood frame
house on 1 acre, city lot with
Peace River access, 2,272 sq. ft.
plus detached 20'x20' workshop
and 2 car carport, attached extra
wide garage, many extras,
$225,000.773-0686. 12:6p
HIGHLANDS COUNTY $495
MOVES YOU INI Brand new
3BR/2BA/2CG, concrete block-
stucco home. Approx. $795 mo.
Own today, no credit needed.
863-402-4600. 10:18tfc


Huse


2 BR/2 BA BLOCK, $103,000. 781-
1062. 12:6c


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C.N.A.'s NEEDED Certified
Nursing Assistants needed to
provide assistance in the home of
elderly and disabled. Full-time
w/benefits. $9.00/hr. Mileage re-
imbursement at $.445/mile. Must
have dependable transportation
and proof of auto Insurance.
Apply at HOPE of Hardee, 310
North 8th Ave., Wauchula. 863-
773-2022. EOE, DFWP.
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PRECONSTRUCTION new single
family home, Bowling Green,
$99,900. 443-2903. www.51 05dixi-
ana.com. 11:1tfc


SPECIALS OF THE WEEK


WESLO stepper with monitor,
$30; Lionel train set, Penn. Flyer
with figure 8-track and extra
straight track, $200. 773-2478.
12:6p
4-HIGH LUG, 12R22.5 tires on 10-
hole Pilot wheels; 2-315/80/22.5
on 10-hole Pilot wheels, hwy.
tread, $200 each. 375-2996.
12:6p
8x10 UTILITY TRAILER, new tires,
$400. Call Kenny 773-6988 or 735-
0866. 12:6p


1990 HONDA CBI 400, race ready,
street legal, excellent condition,
$1,650 OBO. 773-6214. 12:6p
MIG-WELDER, 200 amp, argon
tank w/gas plus wire and other
extras, $650. 773-0686. 12:6p1
ANTIQUE MAHOGANY console,
AM/FM & 78 RPM, turntable, nice
piece of furniture. Can be used
for other purposes, $100. 773-
0686. 12:6p


Wil GILLIARD A

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell

* Pond Digging *,Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Realtor .
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873


(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net


Jonn u. -reeman


AM60-Aka- e"6"


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Home in Town & Country Estates Close to shopping
and schools 3/4BR 2BA CB home Outside city limits -
Over 2,500 sq. ft. under roof Many extras -
Sellers have reduced the price to $159,900.00.
Strong going business Excellent location one block west of
southbound 17 Corner location. Includes 2 buildings and open
shed chain link fence on boundary Sale includes business,
land and buildings All for $139,000.00
Large lot New Home over 2,000 sq ft under roof garage -
Appliances All for $149,00.00
4BR/2BA CB home in Wauchula Close to schools hospital and
Doctor's office Central air & heat Reduced $179,000.00
3BR New Home just completed Central Air & Heat CB w/car-
port. Large lot sewer & water Appliances included all for
$135,000.00
For discerning buyer Great location close to town Corner lot
- 3BR/2BA executive home 2 car garage High rise camper
carport New AC Roof replaced after Charlie New garage
door New interior painting stone fireplace Landscaped -
automatic sprinkler system 4" well and many more extras.
Shown by appointment $249,000.00
5 Acres and 2005 4BR/2Ba Mobile Home with central air & heat
- Appliances and built in flat screen TV included. 6" well stor-
age shed Inground irrigation for garden $195,000.00
2/2 possible 3rd bedroom. Well maintained CB home good loca-
tion ready to move in. Large CB utility shed $135,000.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
m Baccess them anytime!
oEPUANO3MT Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net


Daniel Lanier (863) 698-2971
Amanda Mishoe (863) 781-358;
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247
Noey Flores (863) 781-458!


After hours
I John Freeman
7 Steve Lanier
7 Jessie Sambrano
5 Jason Johnson


(863) 781-4084
(863) 559-9392
(863) 245-6891
(863) 781-3734
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Zolfo Springs
ci8:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

773-4478

Complete Tree Service
w'. Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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SJIM 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

SE HABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051


10 acre citrus grove in Polk
County. Fruit currently in-
cluded. Lake frontage. Only
$225,000!
Commercial Property. 18.90
acres in Ft Green area. 3 Bed-
room/2 Bath house. $450,000.

Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95LacTe's,4be other is 06.65
acres.$99,500 each

5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000

7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently re-
modeled mobile home. Large
pole barn. $225,000

COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Zone C-2. $195,000

8.79 acre homesite. Perfect
for country living! Well al-
ready on the property.
$122,500

20 acres with irrigation and
well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350,000.

Waterfront property! 2 BR/2
BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a canal that
leads into Charlotte Harbor.
Priced right at $185,000!

BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed
restricted homesites. Starting
at $99,000.

21 acres on the Peace River. 2
BR 1 BA mobile home. Huge
Quonset. $416,000!

65 Acres of grove 1 1/2 miles
from Wauchula. Frontage on
two paved roads. High and
dry. Zoned FR. Listed for
$18,000 per acre.

74 acres of prime development
property. City water and sewer
allocated. Annexed and re-
zoned to single family with De-
velopers Agreement. $20,000
per acre.
170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka City
area. 2600 feet of frontage on
State Road 64.

38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake
Hendry-Lake Buffum Road.
8" deep well and 6" deep well.

Golf 10 beautiful acres ready
to build on. Plenty of shade
trees in a great country setting.
$150,000.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.


700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.

Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.

3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000.

Course/Development Proper-
ty! Water & sewer available.
127 acres! Call for price and
details!

Beautiful 3 BR/2BA home.
Newly landscaped yard. Up-
grades throughout the home.
Nice front porch and screened
back porch. Storage building
with RV hookup. 2+ car
garage. Asking $319,000.

3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appliances
are included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $148,900.

Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in
nice quiet neighborhood. Stone
fireplace, solid wood cabinets,
Jacuzzi tub. Large detached
garage with shop area and loft
storage. $275,000!

3 BR/1 BA completely remod-
eled home located on a 1 acre
lot. Reduced to $133,900.

5 acre wooded tract on private
road just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that
meanders through the proper-
ty that adds to the character.
The property also has a 4" well
with a submersible pump, sep-
tic and drainfield. $55,000.

Great income potential! Du-
plex in Zolfo Springs! Only
$69,900!


1.2 acre
Country
$30,000


lot. Ready to build.
living close to town.


Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.

Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.

2.9 ac Commercial property
on Hwy 17 Southbound, near
Hilltop school. 240' frontage on
Hwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
cock Rd & Beeson Rd. Sewer
& water available. Hardee
County. $400,000


Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 ||| John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 I Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
12:6c


CALVES FOR SALE and cow haul-
ing. Kaylee Hauling. 773-4821.
11:15-12:13p



MAGNAVOX 50-inch big screen
TV, $100. Call David 407-929-
6812. 12:6p
4 SUMMIT TRAIL climbers A/T,
approx. 3,000 mi., full tread, new
31x10.50, 15" rim. Asking $550
set. 781-0767 or 773-0374 after 5
p.m. 12:6p


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LOWREY PAGEANT organ, modei
M-150, with bench, song books,
$200. 863-375-2545. 11:29-12:6p
GUAVAS shells prepared for
cobblers and jam. 735-0349.
11:22-12:20p


FOR SALE: 2/2 16x80 mobile
home and lot. 863-781-7247.
11:22-12:20p
FOR SALE by owner 2005 3/2
mobile home that sits on .75
acres features garden tub, island
in kitchen, and surrounding citrus
trees. Owner asking $85,000 or
best offer. Call BJ 863-781-0048.
11:22-12:13p
16X76 MH and lot in Charlie
Creek Est., $60,000. 767-8822.
11:15tfc


HOME-BASED pet grooming. All
breeds. 773-4908. 11:15-12:13p


Stephanie Gu


gugles(Searthlink.net


FREE to g6ocdhome, Terrier mix, 2
yrs. old, has had shots. 863-245-
9476. 12:6-1:3p
SHITZU PUPS, AKC first shots,
paper trained, $350, not kennel
raised. 941-456-0580. 11:8-12:6p
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 looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites, tfc-dh

Kindness is the golden
chain by which society is
bound together.

-Johann von Goethe


gle Computer Tech
I Phone (863) 781-9720
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*Florida Institute For
eurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The fol-
lowing positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL PosITIONs
is $10.00 PER HOUR!
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,
supervision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, BA or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.

Skilled Positions
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3
years exp.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables,
clean in kitchen & dining area.
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified
with 2-5 yrs. experience.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.
Social Worker-Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or
Human Services req'd. 1 yr social work exp. in a health
care setting with long-term care exp. 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
package including competitive pay scale and is a
DFWP and EOE.
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FOUR NEW HOMES available
from $209,900! Golf course lots
from $30,000 in Torrey Oaks,
Hulbert Homes, Inc., Jim
Petrigala 1-239-248-0121 or 1-
863-425-2538. 12:6-27c


NEW LARGE 2 bedrm. 2 bath
doublewide with porch. Buy here
pay here, ready to move in, 1/2
acre lot. NO CREDIT NEEDED.
Call 863-773-2007. 11:22-12:20p
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.,
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for'
lease. 239-273-7381.
11:15-12:27c
RENT PARK MODEL Crystal Lake.
767-8822. 11:15tfc


3BR/2BA MH, Downing Circle,
central heat and air, $700 month
plus deposit. 767-8822. No Pets.
12:6-13c
16' WIDE, Charlie Creek Village,
2BR, central air and heat, very
nice, $800 month plus deposit.
767-8822. No Pets. 12:6-13c
4/2 FAMILY HOME, nice neighbor-
hood, large yard. 786-218-5236,
786-218-5250. 12:6p
3/2 FAMILY HOME, nice neighbor-
hood, large yard. 786-218-5236,
786-218-5250. 12:6p
RENT-TO-OWN, 2BR/2BA mobile
home. Central air and heat. 863-
299-1401. 12:6-13p
2 BR/1 BTH, A/C, in Bowling
Green, $200 deposit, $525 per
month. 375-4573 after 5:30 p.m.
11:29-12:6p


so espino Bo says.... MiviKe A
uto Technician "I won't be undersold!!" Auto Techni


30 Day Special
FREE TOWING
10 miles within Bowling Green Quick Lube
AND when repairs are done at Bowling Green Quick Lube.
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-We repair most'
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Full time mechanic
We are licensed and
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This business is FOR SALE
Call 375-4440 for details.


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Sf" 719 Green Street
3BR/1B, inground pool, $119,900


1041 Morgan Grice, Wauchula
4/2, Double wide, lots of storage, new A/C,
$59,900 Financing available.










3431 Poplar St., Zolfo Springs
4BR/2B Under construction. Buy now and pick
your paint and carpet colors. Down payment
assistance through SHIP & Urban Development
may be available. $149,90Q


WELL MAINTAINED 1BR/1BA
duplex, large kitchen, utility room,
no stnoking, no pets, $600 month-
ly, $500 security. 781-1528.
11:22tfc
FOR RENT Large 2 bdrm, 2 bath,
doublewide mobile home, $175
per week with $500 security. Call
863-773-2007. 11:22-12:20p
2 BEDROOM, 2 bath doublewide,
$750 per month with $500 securi-
ty. Call 863-773-2007.
11:22-12:20p
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $600
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP. 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfc


RENT 2 BEDROOM 2 1/2 bath,
Mercedes Townhomes on Carlton
St., 1440 sq. feet, excellent condi-
tion! Only $700 monthly. 773-
2122. 10:11tfc
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 preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


TRANSLATION of documents be-
tween English and Spanish. Pro-
fessional. Member of American
Translators Association. Call for
quote 863-781-1101 or fax 413-
751-1101. 12:6-1:3p


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
PAY RATE:
$ 20,673.46($9.94) $28,498.60($13.70)
Wanted for the Hardee County Parks & Recreation
Department. Knowledge of office practices and pro-
cedures is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft
Word and Excel to perform the job responsibilities.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms post-
ed on County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit Applications to the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL
33873, Phone: (863) 773-2161, Fax: (863), 773-2154.
Position closes at 5:00 p.m., December 18, 2007.
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TTopspsySee See
REAL ESTATE "
773-5994
Topsy See
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof,
new central air & heat House completely remodeled inside & out. All
you have to do is move in. $10,000. $164,900.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
This beautiful 3 BR 2 1/2 Bth, approx. 3200 S.F. 2005 home in Ona
community sits on 5.7 acres. This home has everything. You have to
see it to believe it's beauty. $599000. $549,000.
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. $95,000.
$79,000.
2 BR 1 Bth older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Home in good condition. Reduced $67,500.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000
$85,000.
Beautiful 4 BR 2B Fleetwood MH 2005 Model. Appliances, window
treatments, smoke dectectors throughout. Deep well has newly
installed purification system. Thermal double pane windows.
$159,000.
CHECK OUT THIS beautiful building lot in Bowling Green approx-
imately 1 acre.
Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treatments, all
appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $4~9,000. $135,000

STopsy See, Broker
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873
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Joe L. Davis
IN C REALTORSRS
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
SJOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL

Sandy Larrison
(863) 781-0888
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Only 3 miles from Wauchula! DEVELOPMENT/RECRE-
This 17 acs w/creek and dble ATION! 170.8 acs of beautiful
paved rd frontage has a pines & pastureland, w/over
3BR/2BA Palm Harbor home. 1/2 mile paved rd frontage on
$265,000! Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR
CLOSE TO LAKE OLIVIA! 64 in Manatee Co. $2,325,000!
2BR/1BA/1CG CB home w/pri-
vacy fence, central A/H, Bring your canoe and camper!
screened porch. $89,900! Secluded 5 acs of native,
wooded land close to Wauchula
OWNER WILL DIVIDE! has deeded access to the beau-
Beautiful, high & dry 100 ac tiful Peace River. Great recre-
pasture with frontage on Old ation and investment property!
Town Creek Rd. $11,000/ac! $90,000!
69 ac Hamlin & Valencia grove
in western Hardee Co w/Zolfo 27 ac Hamlin grove in E
soil type has 10" well, micro- Hardee Co $15,000/ac!
jet irrigation, & John Deere
power unit. $625,000! POSSIBLE OWNER FINAN-
CING! Ten 5-6 ac Homesites
New 2006 model MH, available w/some deed restric-
3BR/2BA, 1674 SF sits on 5 tons. Friendship area, Hardee
fenced acs, and has been beauti- Co. $125,000 each!
fully maintained. Well w/water
softener & aerator, 24'X12' PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE!
shed. $175,000! 1.06 ac parcel w/city water &
97 ac ranch in the heart of sewer. Zoned R-1, which can
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2 accommodate 2 homesites,
barns, cattlepens, fencing & Being sold w/0.35. ac parcel,
ponds. Entertain in the unique which can accommodate 1
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home. homesite $40,000!
Marble foyer, stone fireplace,
pine paneling & beams, garden Homesite or investment! 1.5
tubs, in-ground pool. ac lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
$1,900,000!
INVESTOR'S CHOICE! 4.76 HOMESITES OR INVEST-
acs north of Arcadia, 3BR/1BA, MENT! Four residential lots in
CB home. $169,900! Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for
20 ac pastureland is fenced $22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
and has a 4-in diameter well. listed for $46,000! Golf course,
Great for horses or cattle. community center, fishing pier,
Secluded location would make commune center, fishing pier,
excellent homesite! $12,000/ac! and shops!
Premier 100x125 ft residential Grove, homesite or investment!
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the 10 ac E/M grove in Ft Green
14th hole of Deer Run Golf area has well, micro-jet irriga-
Course. $135,000! tion, power unit. $140,000!
IFALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONICA REAS..............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON
SU.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTHrl, WAULICHULA. FL 33873
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TINMAN THE HANDYMAN experi-
ence In all aspects of work. Tim
863-735-1462. 12:6p
DO YOU. HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and Friday and
Saturday nights 7:00 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, corner of
Grape and- Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh
PAINTING Inside, outside, rea-
sonable rates. References. Don
Johnson. 773-3168. 11:29-12:6p
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
11:8-2:14p


----Services
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR050181. 10:18-12:20p
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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Lonestar
Conlti~on COlS-


General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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* 5 ACRES High & Dry, Hollandtown Rd.
$100,000 OBO
* 2/1 Mobile home & Lot Bowling Green $49,000
* 3/1 Remodeled house Bartow by golf course
$125,000
* 3/1 Block house Bartow $100,000
* Block house Avon Park, 3/1, Handyman Special
$53,000
* 3/1 Block, like new Lakeland $110,000
* 3/1 Frame, like new Bowling Green $86,000

Possible Owner Financing Availablej


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VALEI GARDENS


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-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
dh
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc


SATURDAY --1776 Cactus Ave.,
Wauchula Hills, 3-family yard
sale. Children, adult clothing,
captains bed with pull out, under
drawers, leather sofa, recliner,
dressers, dining set seats 7 all
wood, computer desk, 2 filing
cabinets, kitchen, bath things,
crafts, misc. 12:6p


2-3 FAMILIl. maybe more,
Saturday, 7:30-2:00. Sofa, love-
set, clothes, small appliances,
Christmas gift items, 407 S. 9th
Ave., Wauchula. Rain Cancels.
12:6p
ANNUAL 5-FAMILY 2 story
across from ZS Civic Center, Sat.
8-12. Kids, teen clothes, house-
hold goods, toys, Christmas
Decor, TV, books, tools. 12:6p
BIG YARD SALE! Friday/Saturday,
8 a.m.-?, Oak Hill Park, Wauchula.
12:6p
FRIDAY 9 a.m.-1 pm., Ralph
Smith Rd., off Florida Ave. 12:6p
2 FAMILY SALE Friday 7th &
Saturday 8th, 8:30 a.m to ?, 611
West Palmetto St., Wauchula.
Men, women, and children cloth-
ing all sizes, most like new. Girls
teenage clothing most never
worn. Baby items, toys, furniture,
household items, truck tires, etc.
12:6p
SATURDAY 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 2890
E. Main St. 12:6p
SATURDAY 8-1, 707 North 8th
Ave. Clothes, household, Christ-
mas Items. 12:6p
SATURDAY Dec. 8 all day. 210 N.
First Ave., Wauchula. 12:6p


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









HIIEAVY DIJITY
WIX FILTERS
SACH'S CLUTCHES
HYDRAULIC "FLUID




Locally owned and operated
for 33 years
Hydraulic hoses made
Paint mixed in house
All major credit cards accepted

306 N 6th Ave.
41-W 1 i-Wauchula

863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm11
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HELP WANTED
Full time
Maintenance Person

Bowling Green
Youth Academy
4705 US Hwy 17 N.
Bowling Green, Fl. 33834
Phone: (863) 375 2000
ext 221 cl11:22-12:13c

NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroomn
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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SATURDAY 989 Steve Roberts
Special, Zolfo Springs. 12:6p
FRIDAY 8-1, 113 N. 7th Ave.
Beds, toilets, furniture, misc.
12:6p
TWO FAMILY Saturday, 7:30-?
102 Ingles Way, Wauchula. Mens,
women, junior clothing, house-
wares, misc. 12:6p
FRI./SAT. 8-3, 258 Long Rd.,
Ona, 4.6 miles west of Ona light.
Worth your drive. Furniture,
longaberger, lots misc., gift items.
Do your Christmas shopping rain
or shine. 12:6p


OTHER SIZES AVAILABLE
Build up to 40' Wide, Unlimited Length
FL "Stamped" Engineered Drawings
Meets 120mph Wind Codes
NO PRESSURE SALES

Prices Plus Sales Tax & County Fees
Photo for display purposes only


SATURDAY 8-12, Oasis RV Park,
937 SR 66. 12:6p
SATURDAY 8-?, 3347 James
Cowart Rd., 3-families. Toys, com-
puter games, misc. 12:6p
CRAFTS Are you interested in
participating in a craft show on
Saturday. Call now 773-2598.
12:6p
SATURDAY 1682 Griffin Road, 3
miles off Main Street. 12:6p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 4-family,
large size clothes, toys, 94 Dodge
van, books. 3015 Vermillion Ct.,
Zolfo Springs. 12:6p


15'x25'x9'
Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fascia,
1 Sectional Door, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab*

$8,295.00
*Concrete & Installation by Othes

**FREE**
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& ROOFING

i' We have many plans to choose from come by
and check out our great prices today!


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Tel. 863.285.7381
Open Monday thru Friday
8:00AM -5:00PM


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637 South 5th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office: (863) 773-9902

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Tile Floors in Kitchen;
Living Room & Dining Room Microwaves
Washer & Dryer Hookups Laundry on site
Volleyball court State of the art Fitness room
2 Baths in 2 & 3 BR apartments

Rent starts at $454 per month
New apartment homes for active families
Stop in and see us.


Equal Housing Opportunity
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Certain Income
Restrictions Apply


Wauchula Auto Mart, Inc.


r Check our new sign for specials! 1


End of the year deals!

Come see us today!
(next to Wauchula State Bank)
201 South 6h Avenue (Hwy 17 S)
Wauchula


773-5959


Fax 773-5956


For a limited time, buy a car or truck and get a free portable DVD player
with case and car charger. (Quantities are limited, one per purchase)
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THREE FAMILY Friday, Saturday,
8-12, Printers Choice, across
from Badcock. Clothes, toys,
household, misc. 12:6p
MULTI-FAMILY Friday, Saturday,
8-?, Riverview Drive. 12:6p
2741 W. MAIN Saturday, 8-3,
household, Christmas, toys,
clothes and lots more. 12:6p
SATURDAY 8-?, 5-family, 807 S.
Fl. Ave., Wauchula. Tools, end
tables, maternity, kids & adult
clothes, tires, toys for Christmas
& lots more. 12:6p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 722 E. Bay
Street. Clothes, toys, furniture,
too much to list. 12:6p
HUGE YARD SALE!
Friday/Saturday, 7 a.m.-?, 1022
Blue Jay Rd., in Charlie Creek
Mobile Home Park. 12:6p


HUGE

YARD

SALE
FRIDAY,
DECEMBER, 8
At
Hardee Manor
Healthcare
Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
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ANIMAL REFUGE KEEPER
$18,779.30 ($9.03)- $25,887.47 ($12.45)
Wanted for the Hardee County Parks & Recreation
Department. Responsible for providing food, water,
shelter, and care for the animals of the zoo; Assist in
Building and Grounds maintenance and preparing for
special events and promotional activities; maintain
exhibits; including cleaning, washing, & disinfecting
exhibit areas. Complete forms and reports as
required.
Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
Complete job description and Application forms post-
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Applications accepted in the Human Resources
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SES AND CAREER SERVICE POSITION
EMPLOYMENT WITH BENEFITS


Hardee County Health Department is seeking a Program Coordinator for
its Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. This is a grant funded SES
position. This is a highly responsible, tobacco free position providing
supervision of the Program Assistant and administering all aspects of the
Tobacco Program. Candidate should have strong organizational and
communication skills.


Hardee County Health Department is seeking a Program Assistant for its
Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. This is a grant funded Career
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During the holidays, rich and
fatty foods, alcoholic beverages
and overeating can cause heart-
burn to be as common as turkey
and mistletoe.
According to Dr. Timothy
Covington, a leading pharma-
cist and Board Member of the
National Heartburn Alliance
(NHBA), holiday food can be
problematic because it often has
a high fatty or acidic content
that can irritate the gastric lin-
ing and relax the lower
esophageal sphincter. "This irri-
tation and/or relaxation allows
acid to enter the esophagus,
thereby causing the discomfort
commonly associated with
heartburn."
A recent NHBA study found
that more than half of
Americans (66 percent) suffer
from heartburn during the holi-
days, with 94 percent of heart-


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The National Heartburn Al-
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* To help control heartburn,
avoid or limit beverages that
contain alcohol.
* Love to sneak leftovers at
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* Holiday home cooking can
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Dr. Covington also says it's
important for consumers to
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it appropriately. "If you get
heartburn occasionally, you
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doctor about medication before
the holidays start.

Faith is the sturdiest, the
most manly of the
virtues. It lies behind our
pluckiest...strivings. It is
the virtue of the storm,
just as happiness is the
virtue of the sunshine.
-Ruth Benedict

ABOUT...
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The Editor
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comes letters to the editor
on matters of public interest.
Letters should be brief, and
must be written in good
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Letters must be received
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Send letters to: Letters to
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December 6, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11B

HHS Girls Start


Weightlifting Today


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee girls weightlifting
gets its season under way today
(Thursday)
The girls travel to Avon Park
for a 5 p.m. meet against the
Lady Red Devils and Labelle.
The next meet is the only
home one, at Wildcat Stadium
weightlifting venue at 5 p.m.
Tuesday when LaBelle and
Sebring come to call.
There's one more meet before
the holiday break, Dec. 13 at
Bradenton Southeast, along
with Avon Park and Manatee
high schools.
Coach Jan Brutus has a large
group this season, led by
seniors Nicole Bromley, Katie
Bryan, Samantha Hagans and
Adilene Macedo, all returnees.
Alivia Daniels and Ashley
Rigney are juniors, while Paige
Clark, Selina Mancillas, Brina
Nellis, Marissa Shivers, Cassy
Southerland and Charity Webb
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round out the squad.
Hardee has three meets in
January and hopes to qualify
several for the sectional meet in
late January.
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Bradenton Bayshore, Sarasota
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Dec. 6 HHS Basketball Avon Park HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer Avon Park HOME 6:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer DeSoto Away 6:00 p.m.
Boys Basketball Booker Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 Boys Soccer Fort Meade HOME 6:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball Booker HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball DeSoto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10 HJHS Basketball Sebring Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.

Dec. 11 Girls Soccer Sebring HOME 6:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer Palmetto Away 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 13 HJHS Basketball Hill-Gustat Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Fort Meade HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer Braden River HOME 6:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer Sebring HOME 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 14 Girls Basketball DeSoto HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball DeSoto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 17 Boys Soccer Mulberry HOME 6:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball Braden River HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 Girls Soccer Fort Meade HOME 6:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer Avon Park HOME 8:00 p.m.
Boys Basketball Braden River Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 20 Boys Soccer Braden River HOME 6:00 p.m.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One of the most entertaining
softball games ever will be on
Tuesday at 6 p.m.
A really large group of law
enforcement officers is answer-
ing the challenge of the Hardee
High seniors in a seven-inning
game at the Recreation Com-
plex field just north of the high
school.
Lt. Rosie Wendell, of the
Hardee County Sheriff's Office,
has gathered an impressive list
of players and supporters for
the game. The 28 players in-
clude officers from the Sheriff's
Office, Wauchula Police De-
partment, Florida Highway
Patrol, and the Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
More than a dozen others, led
by Sheriff Loran Cogburn and
Col. Arnold Lanier, will be on
hand to cheer their compatriots.
Both law enforcement and


seniors will provide a pair of
umpires for the game.
The senior squad of boys and
girls, organized by teacher
Susan Barton and company,
also expects to be a large, very
capable one, ready to counter
any move by the cops. For now,
their roster is a well-kept secret.
Admission is $3. There will
be a concession stand serving
hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and
other items. Seating is limited,
so plan to bring your own lawn
chair.
"We are looking forward to it.
We hope for a good turnout be-
cause all proceeds benefit Pro-
ject Graduation," commented
Lanier on behalf of his squad.
Everyone should come out to
show their support for the
Punks or the Pigs and make this
a successful, fun time for all
while raising funds for a safe,
alcohol-free graduation party
for the Class of 2008.


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


CHAPEL
Dan Yurovich welcomed all
to our chapel service, and pray-
er was given by Norma Houser.
Pastor Jim spoke from the book
of James, about remaining
humble if you are rich or poor
and having a giving heart.
We had 94 in attendance.
Special music by the choir, was
"Let's Talk About Jesus" and
"His Name Is Wonderful,"
directed by Ardeth Johns with
Cheryl Conkle at the piano.
The ushers were Calvin and
Vonda Chadd and Don and.
Karen Bryer.
- Communion will be observed
the first Sunday of every month.
Everyone is welcome to attend
our non-denominational ser-
vice. A chairman is needed for
the chapel service.

COFFEE
We had an attendance of 134
and many won coupons for var-
ious restaurants and businesses
around town. The 50/50 of $52
was won by Wayne Shick.
Wayne said his wife gave him
$1 to buy a ticket, but he really
wasn't sure it was her ticket that
won. (Right, Wayne!) Congrat-
ulations to all the winners.
We had 196 at our Thanks-
giving dinner, ham and turkey
compliments of the Wilder
Corp. Bud and Wanda spent
many hours working on our
dinner. Our first, and Janet's
first, pancake breakfast for the
season was Saturday with 124.
We had 92 attend our welcome-
back dance.
A chairman is needed for the
paint class as Cheri Siler can't
be here due to illness of her hus-
band. Check your calendars for,


upcoming events. On Sunday,
an ice-cream social at 6 fol-
lowed by Homer Noodleman, a
comedian and variety entertain-
er.

SPOTLIGHT
Our first spotlight this season
is Alice Moore from Paines-
ville, Ohio, who came from
Wagon Wheel. She was a resi-
dent since 1988, the longest
resident there, and is now in
Pioneer Creek.
She's been coming to Florida
since 1968. The first two years
she was living in Miami, then
moved to Ormond Beach for 10
years. Alice has five children,
three daughters and two sons,
and 11 grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren.
Alice met Tyson G. Moore in
Daytona, where he was em-
ployed by the waterworks de-
partment. They were married,
as of July 26, for 23 years. With
various illnesses these past two
years, Alice cared for him along
with the assistance of Hospice.
He then passed on in August of
Alzheimer's.
Alice likes to eat ice, play
bingo, travel she has been to
all 48 states as well as Canada
and Mexico in a motor home -
and loves to watch football,
with her favorite teams being
Tampa Bay and the Seminoles.
She is also a go-for with
many various tasks at the
Colonial Arms Motel, which
keeps her busy and fills her
days. She is a life member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
This coming summer she is
planning on visiting her chil-
dren in Ohio. Welcome, Alice,
to Pioneer Creek.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
For The Word of the Lord is
right and true; He is faithful in
all He does. The Lord loves
righteousness and justice:
the earth is full of His' unfail-
ing love.
Psalm 33:4-5 (NIV)

FRIDAY
The skies were made by
God's command; He breath-
ed the word and the stars
popped out. He scooped
Sea into His jug, put Ocean
in His keg. Earth-creatures,,
bow before God; World-
dwellers, on your knees!
Here's why: He spoke and
there it was,in place the
moment He said so.
Psalm 33:6-9 (ME)

SATURDAY
But the Lord's plans will
stand forever; His ideas last
from now on. Happy is the
nation whose God is the
Lord, the people He chose
for His very own:
Psalm 33:11-12 (NCV)

SUNDAY
The Lord gazes down upon
mankind from Heaven where
He lives.' He has made their
hearts and closely watches
everything they do.
Psalm 33:13-15 (TLB)

MONDAY
But the Lord watches over
those who fear Him, those
who rely on His unfailing
love.
Psalm 33:18 (NLT)

TUESDAY
Only He can help us; He pro-
tects us like a shield. No
wonder we are happy in the
Lord! For we are trusting
Him. We trust His holy name.
Yes, Lord, let Your constant
love surround us, for our
hopes are in You alone.
Psalm 33:20-22 (TLB)

WEDNESDAY
I bless God every chance I
get; my lungs expand with
His praise ... God met me
more than halfway. He freed
me from all my fears. Look to
Him; give Him your warmest
smile. Never hide your feel-
ings from Him. When I was
desperate, I called out, and
God got me out of a tight
spot.
Psalm 33:1, 4-6 (ME)

All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A former Hardee Wildcat
who excelled in football and
weightlifting has grabbed his
second world championship.
Former Wauchulan Stephen
Judah, now living off Lake
Buffum in Fort Meade, traveled
to Kurituck, N.C., near Virginia
City, Va. for the Nov. 17 world
championships and came home
the winner. His nearest oppo-
nent was Will Lynch of Atlanta.
For Judah, it's just another of
the many trophies he has accu-
mulated which include three
world records, six national
records, two state titles and a
bunch of other state records
since he decided to concentrate
on the bench press five years
ago.
In high school, of course, he
had to do both the clean and
jerk, and the bench press, where
he was state runner-up in his
senior year in the 181-pound


division.
The 24-year-old is currently
ranked number one in the
Powerlifting Watch ranks for
those doing the bench press.
Representing the USA Power-
lifting Federation, Judah's re-
cord is 462 pounds, set July 16.
The next best is 425 pounds on
June 23 by James Adams of 100
percent Raw Powerlifting.
Judah had hoped to better that
at the Nov. 17 competition with
a lift of 500 pounds, but was
slightly injured prior to the
meet and had to "settle" for a
winning 450 pounds. He has
lifted 500 at his home.
Judah explained recently that
raw weightlifting means with-
out any enhancement, no can-
vas shirt, no steroids, "nothing
but old-fashioned steak, sweet
tea and sweat." He gave an
example of a heavyweight who
lifted 715 pounds without a
canvas shirt and 1,000 pounds
with a bench press canvas shirt.


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championn
After leaving high school,
Judah joined the U.S. Air Force.
Trained in air conditioning/heat
(HVA) maintenance, Judah was
stationed at Mountain Home,
Idaho. He was allowed to travel
to four or five meets a year,
starting at lower level and
advancing to the championship
level in each of the meets.
He was named Air Combat
Command Athletic of the Year
for 2006. He left the Air Force
in March 2007 and has worked
with his grandfather and fo-
caused on his bench press.
Since the world champi-
onships in November, he is
planning a break for six months
while he attends Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission school. He hopes to be
assigned to this area so he can
visit home often. His parents,
Sonny Judah and Karen Doyle,
are both former Wauchulans
and both now reside in the Fort
Meade area.


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PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
Stephen Judah has collected a host of state, national and world championships and
other trophies. About 80 percent of them are gathered around him at his Lake Buffum
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Schedule Of Weekly Services


Printed as a Public Service
by
The Herald-Advocate ."
Wauchula,.Florid'i

Deadline: Thursday 5.p.m. r


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
Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ....................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
Ist Sunday .................... 5:00 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 ..............11:00 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 .................. 6:00 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
Bible Connection ................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........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 De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves 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 ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..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.


If you come to a fork in the
road, take it.
-Yogi Berra


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico................ 6:30 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs.................... 7:30 p.m.


ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
English Service:........... ...... 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m.

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W, Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Btand
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 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'v 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


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115 S. 7th Ave,
WaUchula FL 33873
Telephone (863) 773-3255
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WAUCHULA

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 I1:00 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.

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.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
.Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..... .......11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .... .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........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.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m..
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& .M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High)...............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr. 6-8)
323 (Sr. High) 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
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 ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 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.
Wed. 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 am.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p:m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.


Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos 6:00 p.m.
Miercoles 7:00-p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning..................0:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Evening .................. 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF-THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAITISJTCHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .... ............. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ....................11:00 a.m.
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
M orn. W orship ............... : ......(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
I & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 41' 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.
Worship6'Srvice .........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evenifig'Prayer .i.,.'.::..:;:7:00 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service ............1....10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....... ....... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................7:00 a.m.
(English) ................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................11:00 a.m.
(Creole).................... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.
SECOND CHANCE BIBLE-
CHURCH
1511 US Hwy 17 N. 873-1148
Sunday School ...................9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship ................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
SBC Affiliation

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
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tues. BibleStdy.
& Child Train........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.


Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
-Thomas Fuller


WAUCHULA

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
M morning Worship ................1 1:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA 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.ri.
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
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service..............7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service..............7:00 p.m.

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday 10:00 a.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 773-
0989
Sunday School ............1n...... 10:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.............. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.TH. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........I 1:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Servicio del Miercoles ..........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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Training Union ....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ,..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer :..........;..7:00 p.m.




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Michael A. Guido
Metier, Georgia


Matthew Henry, th6 Prince of
Preachers, was robbed one day.
He prayed, "Lord, I thank Thee first
because I was never robbed before;
second, because although they
took my money they didn't take my
life; third, although they took my all,
it wasn't much; and fourth, because
it was I who was robbed and not I
who robbed."
A grateful heart is a glad heart.
An ungrateful heart is a grouchy
heart.
Gratitude proclaims strength and
produces success. Ingratitude
poisons your attitudes and para-
lyzes your abilities.


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The amount of knowledge to be gained from reading the Bible is
immeasurable. There is so much to discover that a lifetime is
scarcely enough to comprehend its beauty and mystery.
God's Book addresses itself to the cares of real life. In its pages,
words of wisdom can guide us through our challenges. Poetry and
stories will open our heart and touch our soul.
In our lives we struggle toward perfection, an unattainable goal.
In chapter, verse and psalm we find peace. Imperfections are
tolerable, problems go away. Nothing seems too difficult As God
speaks to us through His Word we resolve to love and forgive again.
The Bible is the greatest book you'll ever read! Attend your house
of worship this and every week and get the most from God's Word.

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KINDERGARTEN
Griffin Clark
Quintin Lindsey
Joella Garza
Carolina Ramirez
Madi McGee
Hannah Brown
Jacob Lee
Tera'h Servin
Tiaykiyse Smith
Michael Narciso
Weston Schraeder
Adam Pazzaglia
Blake Tinsley
Jack Driskell
Gage Gough
Maddy Stockton
Dalton Kiella
Mahin Khan
Taylor Watkins
Marah Al Uri
Kein Knight
Jocelyn Pritchard
Cristal Miranda
Madison Garcia
Dylan Crawford
Joshua Albritton
Cade Alexy
Rafael Hubbell
Francisco Jimenez
William Roland
Kyleigh Miller
Jesus Jurado
Chelsi Bee
Ayrica Baker
Ramon Banda
Allison Barber
Daisy Diego
Lilli Gillis
Fabian Lopez
Summer Bond
Kate Melendy
Jaronda Terrell
Renell Herrera
Billy Diakomihalis
Nyelli Flores
Crystal Cardoza
Sophie Allen
Mariella Badillo
Cristian Cardoza
Dakota Hay
Jake Henderson
Jessica Kunkel
Alex Mancillas.
Damian Oliva
Jerica Pierce
Ana Baltazar
Tomas Cardoza
Jonathan Carnley
Anna Cook
Dylan.Davis
Talia Faulk
Scott Meeks
Dristen Newcomb
Tatiana Mier

FIRST GRADE
Adriana Arana
Katie Camacho
Dawson Cantu
Claire Carlton


Ben Clarke
Mikie Cruz
Jeremiah Mancillas
Ashlee Patterson
Melissa Santellan
Aubrey Stark
Lianna Albritton
Chastady Flores
Kahni Hudson
Joseph Long
Ciera Munoz
Daylin Newcomb
Angel Perez
Anahi Ramos
Makayla Wilson
Shelby Zeigler
Marc Anthony Delatorre
Bryce Hernandez
Ashley Kelley
Russell Long
Alicia Lopez
Bibiana Mier
Javier Montoya
Diamond Patton
Jessica Roland
Hayley Thomas
Lizandro Bo Villarreal
Sandra Cruz
Alivia Hodges
Zaria Luna
Joel Martinez
Yamilex Miranda
Trey Stephens
Tyson Sutton
Conchita Torres
Dustin Willis
Denali Briones
Sarah Carlton
Lilyana Franco
Joely Garza
Tara Hines
Josiah Mirabella
Tom Pace
Shelby Spencer
Isaiah Torres
Noah Torres
Matthew Tyson
Daisy Badillo
Malik McMillian
Anthony Rosado
Rachel St. Fort
Jose Castillo
Andrea McVay
Colen Oakes
Waylen Richardson
Venessa Valerio

SECOND GRADE
Miguel Cardoza
Lindsey Barwick
Corie Benton
Dora Cardoza
Joseph Crawford
Shelby Gibson
Dpmar Harris
Fllie Palmer
Gabriella Ruiz
Sarai Santana
Adelina Servin
Brooke Shaw
Cole Terrell


Savannah Mullins
Mercedes Owens
Conrad Pace
Maribel Rodriguez
Alicia Ruiz
Rico Arana
Faith Arreola
Erika Garcia
Mariela Miramontes
Cody Ellis
Tanner Carlton
Hope Elliott
Kylie Mirabella
Emily Patarini
Jax Ullrich
Ben Adams
Brilyance Augustus
Alexx Brant
Darwyn Howard
Dawson Ratliff
Joshua Ward
Trever Workman
Josue Arana -
Selene Espinoza
Sophie Cardenas
Ayana Daniels
Sophia Diakomihalis
Kara Friers
Armando Gonzalez
Lexi Harris
Gabriela Montoya
Lilianna Ponce
Miguel Ruiz
Rene Medina

THIRD GRADE
Arianna Perez
Isaac Flores
Levi Lovett
Boone Paris
Larrett Smith
Esmie Arana
Patrick Carlton
Kyle Choate
Morgan Crews
Shayna Harned
Vaughn Kirkland
Briseyda Molinero
Kendall Winter
Wyatt Zeigler
Michaela Villarreal
James McGee
Adrian Bruno-Perez
Selena Miranda
Aaron Delatorre
Dylan Carmona
Shelia Parlor
Landon Albritton
Holly Brown
Abby Clark
Brooklyn Graham
Hayden Lindsey
Amber Westberry
Keith Choate

FOURTH GRADE
Raul Diaz
Rebecca Albritton
Hannah Carlton
Seth McGee
Rosie Rivers


Dalton Tubbs
Carly Wadsworth
Morgan Walters.
Alexandra Dotson
Cheyenne Pohl
Dashawna Goad
Genesis Torres
Jonathan Martin
Hayden Hawthorne
Jordan Evers
Kaydance Owens
Kristen Burkett
Logan Gunnoe
Mara Goodwyn
Morgan Evans
Reyna Kirkland
Sarah McClenithan
Savannah Aubry
Shelby Dees
Dalton Baker
Rebeca Espinoza
Lesa Camel
Jesse Fowler
Toby Richardson
Hector Valerio
Gabrielle Allen
Amber Gazaway
Angelica Gonzalez
Christopher Delatorre
Kristian Judah
Brenda Miramontes
Stephanie Narciso
Ryan Moore


FIFTH GRADE
Anahi Arroyo
Patrick Carlton
Diana DeSantiago
Brooke Dixon
Cesar Fimbres
Milli Jones
Haneen Ottallah
Danielle Smith
Cody Spencer
Alex Ullrich
Alexi Santana
Jesse Gazaway
Tiffany Flores
Jose Jurado
Dylan Salas
Donnie Williams
Berenice Arana
Makayla Deuberry
Breanna Godwin
Hannah Napier
Roby Paris
Cain Roman
Kirsten Ramirez
Adriana Olivas
Daniela Moran
Tatiana Juarez
Malieka Hodges
Maria Gonzales
Kristiana Fleurimond
Rolando Chavez
Elizabeth Alvarez
Raquel Maldonado
Dana Terrell
Gemi Saunders
Leah Chavez


December 6, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3C


Zolfo Springs Honor Roll

First Nine Weeks


KINDERGARTEN
Isabella Adams
Tucker Allen
Dylan Bozeman
Karina Carranza
Juan Castillo
Jacqueline Chagoya
Kipp Cooper
Darren Daniels
Myrka Delatdrre
Rafael Esquivel
Lucia Galvez
Ethan Garcia
Lucy Garcia
Adam Guerrero
Roberto Gutierrez
Bailey Harrell
Jonathan Jimenez-
Hernandez
Wyatt Keller
Mackenzie McCoy


Briana Montero
Bryan Moody
Taleia Moreno
Dawson Patterson
Donne, Patton
Ashley Pelham
Angela Ramirez
Liliana Ramos
Lizbet Ramos-Jaimes
Zaida Rojas
Joseph Ruschiwal
Abagayle Salyer
Jasmin Serapio
Sydnie Steiner
Suarez Luis
Christian Turner
Gage Warczinsky
Logan Whidden
Caleb Zito

FIRST GRADE
Logan Albritton


Luis Angeles
Destiny Ballard
Alana Bond
Cassidy Brown
Jacob Davidson
Amari Deleon
Michaela Klein
Marisol Montanez
Jamie Richardson
Dakota Roberts
Jose Romero-Vazquez
Aiyana Root
Tshua Vang
Daniela Villalva
Gabrielle Willis-
Dexter Yang


SECOND GRADE
Mason Block
Sean Murphy
Austin Reynolds


THIRD GRADE
Tamara Griffis
James Hancock
Javier Miguel-Ramos
Gustavo Villalva
Destiny Yang
Jose Zuniga

FOURTH GRADE
Kayla Albritton
Nathanial Albritton

Josie Hancock
Claudia Klein
Megan Mccullough

FIFTH GRADE
Colton Albritton
Haley Edenfield
Julian Galvez
Angelica Montanez
Meagan Shivers


Hilltop Honor Roll

First Nine Weeks


KINDERGARTEN
Rivers, Azaria
Otero, Makayla
Delarosa, Isabella
Estrada, Isaac
Bautista, Arturo
Alamia, Isaly
Estrada, Yaire
Puente-Venegas,
Kasondra
Roberson, Trenton
Santiago, Fernando
Burks, Jeremiah
Kirk, Garrett
Medina, Roberto
Martinez, Oscar
Weaver, Sierra
Miller, Grey
Mondragon, Adrian
Canales, Elijah
Mendoza, Celia
Vazquez, Gilberto
Santiago, Yuraida
Lopez, Carlos
Trevino, Clarissa
Gracia-Paz, Maricela
Aviles, Jesus
Jaimes, Adrian
Rodriguez, Jessica
Ortiz, Aaliyah
Sanchez, Angelina
Shenefield, Kylie
Ramirez, Nicole
Carrillo, Isaias
Rojas, Angel


Hernandez, Yemaya
Alvarez, Salvador
Rivera, Ray
Coughlin, Kenny
Alvarado, Ezekiel
Carreno, Mari
Derringer, Stephanie
Suarez, Bryan
Murphy, Amber
Ramirez, Elizabeth
Pascual, Jessica
Quezada, Joshua
Sperry, Jordan
Martinez, Handorich

FIRST GRADE
Albritton, Ayla
Guevara, Ana
Stephens, Branden
Mendizabal, Jaime
Ramos, Anabel
Lanier, Jasmine
Rosas, Betsabe
Carter, Arianna
Lucatero, Jennifer
Melecio-Flores, Beatriz
Aviles, Andres
Garcia-Martinez, Ricardo
Hernandez, Eddie
Martinez, Alicia
Carmona, Isaac
Palacios, Milton
Alamia, Xavier
Helms, Cody
Madison, Ayanna


Sanchez, Lauren
Vargas, Jennifer
Estrada, Sebastian
Arroyo, Eduardo
Wilson, Kyra
Haight, Gibson
Mason, Will
Norwood, Alauna
Paz-Velasco, Mahira
Garcia, Melissa
Morace, Bobby

SECOND GRADE
Laker, Matthew
. Valdiviez, Brittany
Coker, Sierra
Duisen, Ryan
Hernandez, Pedro
Rivera, Ruby
Alamia, Jason
Ambris, Austin
Derringer, William
Aleman, Jose
Rojas, Javier
Molina, Guadalupe
Roberts, Peyton
Scheel, Destiny
Silvan-Macedo,
Graciela
Zamora, Judith
Figueroa, Deborah
Norwood, Shauna

THIRD GRADE
Collom, Braddock


Delarosa, Arianna
Donaldson, Antwaun
Sinclair, Mary
Zuniga, Maria
Smith, Emory
Cisneros, Esmeralda
Ortiz; Vanessa
FOURTH GRADE
Delarosa, Clemente
Miranda, Vanessa
Trevino, Jessi
Brown, Aaron
Castanon, Leeanna
Deloera, Esmeralda
Garcia, Priscilla
Guida, Rosaura
Hewett, Kyle
Lopez, Acuzena
Weems, Russell
FIFTH GRADE
Desai, Vijay
Lindsey, Jakaysha
Cao,Mike
Lane, Cassidy
Leal, Casey
Luna-Munoz, Claudio
McNabb, Tara
Newton, Amber
Sanchez, Jose
Torres, Kelly
Delarosa, Enrique
Ehling, Destiny
Faulk, Tatyanna
Garza, Dalton


N. W.E.S. Honor Roll

First Nine Weeks First Grade


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Hannah Glisson
Erica Martinez


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Fair Association



Kindergarten Princess

Entry Form


SPrint or Type
Contestant Name:

Parent/Guardian Name:

Mailing Address:

Phone Number: Day: Evening:

Competition Age: Date of Birth:

Eligibility Rules:
1. All entrants must be in kindergarten in Hardee County
or reside in Hardee County and be attending kindergarten elsewhere or a
registered home school kindergartener.
2. Entry fee of $25.00 made payable to Hardee County Fair.
3. All entry forms and fees will be due on Thursday, Dec.6, 2007.

4. Clothing for the contest consists of "dressy" dress only. No pageant style
dresses. No formal or floor length dresses. Dress is subject to approval and
must be age appropriate. Sequins prohibited.

5. The Fair Association reserves the right to cancel this contest due to lack of
participation.
6. Judging will consist of: Overall Kindergarten Princess
Miss. Personality
Miss. Photogenic
Internet Photogenic
Coloring contest

Kindergarten Princess Meeting

Thursday, December 6, 2007

at Wauchula Elementary School Bobcat Den
6 7:30 p.m.

Please bring entry fee and forms to December 6th meeting

If you have any questions, please call
Dora Rodriguez at (863)773 3141 (please leave message)
Kindergarten Princess Pageant will be held Sunday, February 17
at 2 p.m. at the Hardee County Agri Civic Center

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First Nine Weeks


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Kiwanis Club Members Of The Past


IT'S CONCERT TIME!
The winter season is already hopping here at Highlands
Hammock State Park. November, always the big-bang start to our
busy time of year, was really busy this year. It may be hard to
believe, but we had over 9,000 visitors just during the first three
weeks of November!
Overall, Highlands Hammock will likely exceed our average
of about 200,000 visitors during this next fiscal year. Our visitors
are international tourists, out-of-state snowbirds and travelers, in-
state day trippers and campers and, of course, area folks enjoying
the campgrounds, trails, and special events.
Our next event will be on Saturday night, a "Music in the
Park" concert by the California Toe Jam Band. Originally sched-
uled in October, then rained out, this new date provides a chance to
take a break from hectic holiday preparations and enjoy some out-
door entertainment suitable for the whole family.
"We are a good-time, fun-time band," says Harry Havery, lead
singer for the California Toe Jam Band. This group will be playing


COURTESY PHOTOS FROM JOHN W. BURTON
1930 Wauchula Kiwanis Club In this photo from left are Emerson Clavel, J.W. Earnest, W.C. Buchanan, Dr. E.R.
Harmon, Mrs. E.R. Harmon, Frank Chambliss, Gene Plowden, Dr. A.A. Poucher, Prof. Crowell, L.C. Farr, A.A.
Koestline, Grady Burton, E.C. Stenstrom, Ira Rigdon, W.G. Hays, S.W. Conroy, R.O. Evans, Bill Harlan, J.M. Stevens,
C.R. Bostick. On right of banner are S.D. Williams, Leslie Hord, Jean Balloid, Harry Stansfield, C.A. Barker, Troy
Schultz, R.A. Patrick, PC. Erler, FG. Janes Jr. and C.A. Reif Sr.


COURTESY PHOTO
The California Toe Jam Band plays for family audiences
and covers the decades in music.
those popular favorites that nearly all ages can dance, swing and
sing along to. You'll enjoy familiar radio tunes as they travel
through the musical decades, offering a great snapshot of the clas-
sic oldies which remain favorites still today.
This family-friendly band remains extremely popular. For this
reason, you'll want to get here early to choose your favorite spot.
Perhaps you'll want to pick an area with some dancing room,
because many of their songs will have you on your feet. Teach the
kids how to do the twist or swing, or just enjoy a slow dance with
your sweetie.
Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and flash-
lights. The Hammock Inn will be open and serving hot items,
desserts, drinks and more, or you may choose to bring your own
picnic goodies.
If you're going to tailgate, please arrive early and remember
that the regular park admission of $4 per carload is charged prior to
6 p.m. on concert nights.
The concert runs from 7 to 9. Concert admission is $5 per per-
son for all adults, payable at the picnic area entrance. As always,
your accompanied children ages 16 and under are admitted free of
charge.
So, plan to bring the whole family for some great music under
the stars out here in The Real Florida.

INVITATION TO BID
RESURFACING AND DRAINAGE
IMPROVEMENTS
SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE/35-A
PROJECT #RB-1085

Sealed bids will be received, by the Purchasing
Director, Hardee County, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 until Thursday, December 27,
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 fol-
lowing:

Resurfacing and Drainage Improvements on South
Florida Avenue, 2.66 miles. RB-1085

NOTE: MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING: A MANDA-
TORY pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday,
December 13, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at the Hardee County
Public Works Department conference 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, COMMER-'
CIAL 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. 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 bidding docu-
ments. 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 outside of
the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID -
RESURFACING AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS.
SOUTH FLORIDA AVENUE. 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 informali-
ties 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 inter-
ests of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior to the
date and time of bid opening. 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.
Dale Johnson, Chairman
Hardee County Board of Qtounty Commissioners 12:6c


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1933 Kiwanis Club Directors Meeting at J.G. Anderson Ranch west of Ona were, from left, Dr. E.R. Harmon, Wilmer
Hays, Harry McIntosh, Ceylon Bostick, Karl Koestline, J.G. Anderson (standing), Gene Plowden, Emerson Clavel,
W.C. Buchanan and R.O. Evans.


1938 Wauchula Kiwanis Club The Kiwanis Club met weekly at the Wauchula Woman's Club building. In front row,
from left, are Harry Stansfield, R.O. (Pop) Evans, J.G. Anderson Sr., Emerson Clavel, L. Grady Burton Sr. and Dr. M.C.
Kayton. In second row are R.B. Huffaker (visitor), Latimer C. Farr, Jeff Flake, Leslie Hord, Al Ellis, F.G. Janes, Dr. E.R.
Harmon, R.A. Patrick, Gene Balloid and Rev. Young. In third row are W.E. Cochrane, C.A. Barker, Tom Jones, Charles
Reif Jr., and Bill Beeson. In back row are S.H. Ferguson, Mrs. E.R. (Gayle) Harmon (pianist and honorary member),
J.K. Chapman and R. Clyde Simmons.


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


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1958 Wauchula Kiwanis Club In front row, from left, are Emerson Clavel, Charles Reif Jr., visitor, Reaves Crews,
Alton Platt,, W.J. (Buck) Kelly, Krehl Stringer, Fred Dennis and Merle Albritton. In middle row(s) are Dick Reilly, Lovett
Mahon, Irvin LaRue, Hollis Coker, Mrs. Gayle Harmon, Vaughn Driggers, Bob Fisher, Ivon Tilyou, visitor, visitor, Walter
Moore, Bill Howard, Paul Thomas, Lefferts Mabie, Milton Poucher, Stanley Reeves. In back row are Chick Dominick,
Bartley Sapp. Buddy Hagans, visitor, Jack Hayman, Odell Carlton, visitor, visitor, Curtis Ezelle, Joel Evers, visitor and
Charles Cannon.


1976 Wauchula Kiwanis Club In front row, from left, are Bart Rainey, Hollis Coker, Rodney Nickerson, Frank
Tayntor, L. Grady Burton, Emerson Clavel, Ninfa J. Davis, Chris Idsardi, Ricky Floyd, Gerald Brummett, Marshall
Slaughter, Dick Ward, Desmond Knight, C.P (Bear) Murdock. In second row are C.B. Sparkman, Dr. W.L. Howard, W.J.
(Buck) Kelly, Charles Reif Jr., Jim Kelly, John W. Burton, John Edwards, Joel Evers, Curtis Ezelle, John Nedza, Rev.
Herschel Creasman and Allen Fritz. In third row are Charles H. Cannon Sr., Jimmy Scarborough, Ken Nicholson, John
Polk, Jack Hayman, Jack Truitt, Wilson Harrison, Bill Crews, David Tomlinson, Dick Maenpaa. In fourth row are Bartley
Sap, Earl Williams, Walter Bailey, Joel Albritton, Jerry Keen, Bruce Cash, Bobby Hanchey, Clyde Eldridge and James
Gabbard. In fifth row are Herb Chapman, Bob Fisher, Paul Mislevy, Rev. Russell Toms, Ben Kouns and Bill Mulcay. In
top row are Charles Nicholson, Newton Murdock, Curry Raley and Joe L. Davis Jr.


2002 Wauchula Kiwanis Club In front row are Rick Button, Lawrence Roberts, Tony Flores, Frank Notar, President
Julie Watson, Jeff McKibben, Ann Martin, J.A. Martin Jr., Ricky Grice. In second row are Marvin Callahan, Zee Smith,
Charles Matheny, Walter Bailey, John W. Burton, Dr. Mike McCoy, John Gibney, Carl Saunders, Jim Kelly. In third row
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Dec. 2, Roel Ramirez-Hernandez, 23, was arrested by Dep.
Shane Ward and charged with DUI and no valid license.
Dec. 2, a residential burglary on Buckskin Drive, a vehicle
stolen on Carlton St., and thefts on U.S. 17 North, Ralph Johns
Road, McCardle Road, Rhynn Road and Dixiana Drive were
reported.
Dec. 1, Pedro Pablo Hernandez-Lopez, 23, and Erin
Velasquez, 19, both of 2493 Pine Cone Parkway, Wauchula, were
arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison. Hernandez-Lopez was charged
with aggravated battery causing injury, while Velasquez was
charged with disorderly intoxication.
Dec. 1, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 North, a fight at
Pine Cone Court and thefts on Lee Shackleford Road, Steve
Roberts Special, SR 64 West and Carlton Street were reported.
Nov. 30, Darrell Antron Hines, 23, of 726 LaPlaya Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with
possession of cocaine with intent to sell.
Nov. 30, Antonio Santos-Cortez, 30, of 1671 Cactus Ave.,
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Nov. 30, a vehicle was reported stolen on U.S. 17 North.
Nov. 29, Rebecca Lolene Bragg, 25, of 1020 Makowski Road,
was arrested by Det. Sgt. Matt Tinsley and charged with battery
and two counts resisting an officer without violence.
Nov. 29, a residential burglary on Snipe Drive, criminal mis-
chief on Mowatt Street and thefts in two locations on SR 62 and on
U.S. 17 North were reported.
Nov. 28, Robert Lee Mendoza, 45, of 3555 Poplar St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with con-
tempt of court, petit theft-larceny and driving with knowledge of a
suspended license.
Nov. 28, residential burglaries on Louisiana Street and on
Carlton Street, a business burglary on U.S. .17 South, burglary of a
conveyance on Badger Loop and a theft on Sintrobar Road were
reported.
Nov. 27, a residential burglary on Lockmiller Road, burglary
of conveyances at two locations on Badger Loop, and a theft on SR
62 were reported.
Nov. 26, Gregory Wayne Redding, 36, of 8520 Rose Lane,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with
aggravated assault with a weapon.
Nov. 26, thefts on Rollins Road and on East Broward Street
were reported.
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Dec. 1, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 and a theft on North
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Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with bat-
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PAGE ONE


Letter To The Editor


Water Expert Dr. Bacchus


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Spoke 1
Dear Editor:
People For Protecting Peace
River (3PR) hosted Dr. Sydney
Bacchus PhD, a respected
hydro-ecologist, to present as-
pects of her research and expe-
rience in wetland and ground-
water alterations to a small
gathering of members and oth-
ers at Payne Creek Park histori-
cal museum on the evening of
November 19.
Dr. Bacchus now acts as an
independent environmental
consultant, an expert witness in
public hearings involving
groundwater withdrawals and
wetland impacts, and a research
scientist. She has previously
worked as a wetlands evaluator
for the Florida DEP, for the St.
Johns Water Management Dis-
trict, and many other similar
positions. Her doctoral thesis
was on the "ecological impacts
of man-made groundwater dis-
turbances."
Dr. Bacchus, who has spent
many years evaluating the
adverse environmental effects
of mining, specifically phos-
phate mining, has proven that
all mine pits ultimately and irre-
versibly lower the level of both
the surficial and regional
aquifers. Indeed, she suggests,
it is not always useful to consid-
er a distinction between the sur-
ficial and regional (Floridan)
aquifers due to their natural
interconnections called
"preferential flow connec-
tions." These natural subter-
ranean pathways provide both
recharge and discharge (in
coastal regions) of the underly-
ing regional aquifer.
Disturbances of aquifer for-


o 3PR Nov. 19


nations through mining result
in permanent and irreversible
"non-mechanical" dewatering
of the aquifer (loss of water by
means other than pumping) can
lead to a decline in surface
water levels causing adverse
impacts on wetlands. Partly this
is due to the amount of solid
material removed.
"The water table can never
regain its former position at the
surface simply because of the
volume of the material that has
been removed," she says. "Ex-
cavations always result in a
lowering of the water table.
That's because water in the
ground next to the pit rushes in
to refill it."
Another significant loss is
due to evaporation throughout
and surrounding the excavated
pit.
These "non-mechanical"
losses of groundwater are not
considered by federal, state or
local regulatory agencies when
evaluating applications for min-
ing the aquifer systems, but
they are significant. For exam-
ple 44,000 acres of mine pits
will result in the loss of 63 mil-
lion gallons per day from the
regional aquifer through non-
mechanical dewatering alone.
Dewatering of the aquifer
results in alterations of natural
"hydroperiods." Hydroperiods
are natural fluctuations of the
water table that maintain native
plant and animal species and
ecosystem functions. Hydro-
periods can be altered by
aquifer withdrawals and injec-
tions. They are comprised of
three important aspects: depth
of groundwater or surface


water, duration of the water
level at any stage, and periodic-
ity or seasonality of groundwa-
ter fluctuations.
When natural hydroperiods
are altered "the ultimate death
of all the native vegetation or
trees on surrounding properties
is initiated," Bacchus says.
"Native trees such as pines and
cypress become stressed by the
loss of water. They become in-
vaded with fungus and insects
and eventually die. That's what
initiates the mass invasion of
alien and other invasive species
you pay millions of tax dollars
to try to control. When vegeta-
tion which normally character-
izes native wetlands is deprived
of water alien species such as
Malaleuca and Brazilian Pepper
move in."
Due to her busy schedule and
professional commitments Dr.
Bacchus' last minute appear-
ance came as a bit of surprise to
3PR organizers who were only
notified the night before that
she would be able to honor their
request to come and speak in
Hardee County on her return to
her home in Athens, Georgia.
Although 3PR board members
scrambled to alert as many of
their members and county lead-
ers as possible, attendance was
modest.
Hopefully she will come
again with enough lead-time to
summon the audience a person
of her expertise deserves.

Dennis Mader
President 3PR
4224 Solomon Rd.
Ona, FL 33865


Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniver-
sary in December.
Bert Elofson had a fall and
cracked her pelvis. She is in the
rehab center in Wauchula and is
having therapy a couple of
times a day. It is good to see
Cliff Scott and Joe Bennitt
back. Everyone must be getting
in the Christmas spirit, as some
residents already have their
Christmas decorations up.
Jean Beshel had her tests and
will have an operation, which
may not be scheduled until
January. I am sure both would
rather be here shuffling than in
the cold of Wisconsin. I know
Jean and Bob would appreciate
phone calls, letters and
Christmas cards from their win-
ter friends to cheer them up and
make the time go faster. We
hope all goes well with Jean's
operation and they will be back
at Crystal Lake before the end
of the winter season.
THANKSGIVING DINNER
Henri Swearingin welcomed
everyone and thanked those
who helped in any way with the
dinner. Bill and Cindy Johnson
were again the hosts, and they
and their committee did an
excellent job. Nancy Morrison
led everyone in singing "Bless
Us, Lord" accompanied by
*Carol Jones on piano. Bill and
Cindy said 235-240 people
were served Thanksgiving din-
ner. Again everyone outdid
themselves with a wide variety
of food and desserts.
BINGO
Joy Beckley won the paper
special on Nov. 23, and on Nov.
26 the paper special was split
among Chris Arend, Bob Tracy


and Ron Ackermann.
KOFFEE KLATCH
Dewey and Nancy Morrison
were again the hosts on Nov.
28. Richard Brayton led the
U.S. Pledge, Cal Gadsby led the
Canadian Pledge and Lee Roy
Behymer led the prayer. Dick
and Fran Robinson won the
door prize, supplied by our
speaker from Ace Hardware.
The 50/50 winners were
Lorraine and Shirley Smith,
Shirley and Dave O'Neal,
Sharon and Bill Potter and Al
and Shirley Johnson.
Henri Swearingin announced
that Shirley Glessner, Charlotte
Householder, Joy Beckley and
Shirley #2 Johnson were col-
lecting recipes to put into a
Crystal Lake Cookbook. If you
have any favorite recipes,
please give them to any of the


ladies.

SCORES
Men's Golf, Nov. 23 A 6r
B+C or D: first, Loyd Lankford,
Al Johnson, Frank Montgomery
and Tim King; second, Don
Ahearn, Bob Kramer, Frank
Montgomery and Dick
Robinson.
Ladies' Golf, Nov. 23 -
team points: first, Mary Kessler,
Aideen Dufour, Darlene Jack-
son and Sharon Potter.
Mixed Golf, Nov. 26 team
net: first, Aurele Dufour, Nancy
Morrison, Joe Schrobback and
Betty Jacobs; second, Jack
Jacobs, Al Johnson, Bill John-
son and Dick Robinson.
Shuffling, Nov. 27 three-
'game winners were Roy Brink-
er, Allan Christopher, Eleanor
Dice, Bob Jones, Bob Kramer
and Nancy Morrison.


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NWES Names Its 'Cool Cats'


COURTESY PHOTOS
Well-behaved kindergarten Cool Cats are (front row, from left) Bryce Rucker, Weston
Roberts, Rachel Garland, Citlaly Gonzalez, Hallie Atchely, Brianna Farias and Alyssa
Beers; (back row) Jacob Contreras, Hugh Pate, Misael Arana, Jesus Lopez, Austin
Brownell, Brianna Valdez and Maria Barrera; not pictured, Hannah Ford.


First graders with a positive attitude (from left, front row) are Marvin Cook, Devina
Garza, Jennifer Maldonado, Jansen Walker, Lillian Salazar and Marcus Sambrano; (mid-
dle row) Laura Kate Reynolds, Ethan Carter, Fatima Ramirez, Betsy Mejia, Tony Webb
and Christina Short; (back row) Patricia DeLoera, Adelfo Hernandez, Ricky Rodriguez,
Mary Lu Araujo, Beyonce' Mosley and Erica Martinez.


Second graders excelling in academics are (front row, from left) Taylor Bone, Alexis
Neel, Sydni Lopez, Halie Strey, Kaylee Derby and Layla Santoyo; (back row) Anderson
Severe, Adelina Villafranca, Nubia Gomez, Miguel Benitez and Nick Nichols.


Third graders showing good cooperation with classmates are (from left, front row)
Audra Weeks, Erika Martinez, Eddie Molina-Santibanez, Janie Elizalde, Kalisa Outley,
Carolina Ibanez, Maria Jaimes and Rayann Kulilg; (back row) Noah Valletutti, Willie
Baker, Odalis Hernandez, Will Roberts and Molly Hartman; not pictured, Olivia Flores.


The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring,
increased happiness to you.
-Grenville Kleiser


Fifth graders who are all-around good students are (from left, front row) Sadie Rigdon,
Jasmine Cruz, Deshawndre McMillian, Randi Lopez, Steve Metayer, Dasmine
McMillian, Clara Clax and Anabel Salgado; (back row) Hannah Jernigan, Cheyanne
Skinner, Chloe Harvey, George Perez-Gomez, Juan Zavala, Rebecca Lopez and Allison
Farr.


Fourth graders displaying the Pillars of Character are (front row, from left) Rebecca
Seay, McClain Mitchell, Danny Sustaita, Martha Valdez and J.T. Miller; (back row)
Sawan Patel, Kenny Severe, Joselyn Thompson, Jakayla Mosley, Damaris Arana, Dalton
Krell and Jordan Ward.


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Hoop Girls Facing Adversity


December 6, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3D


Soccer Boys Take 2 Of 3


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Without three key players,
reserves had to step up.
The Hardee girls basketball
team is looking at nearly six
weeks without junior forward
Sabrina "Noonie" Holmes, who
suffered a dislocated shoulder
near the end of last Tuesday's
game. Senior forward Andrea
"Drea" Parkinson is also ailing
with a sprained ankle and
Naomi Alvarado has been out
with illness.
Despite the hard times,
Coach Don Gray is overall
pleased with the progress some
of his players have made as he
blends the upperclassmen and
underclassmen on his roster.
The girls played at Avon Park
on Tuesday night and host Sara-
sota Booker tomorrow (Fri-
day). The JVs play at 6 and var-
sity about 7:30.
Next week's games are home,
with visits from Fort Meade on
Thursday and DeSoto on
Friday. A visit from Braden
River on Dec. 17 closes out the
first season and the girls will
break until a Jan. 7 game at
Palmetto.
Palmetto came in last week
with a 1-1 record, beating Bra-
denton Bayshore and losing to
DeSoto.
Hardee started the home
game well, with center Parkin-
son tipping the ball to classmate
Gloria Solis. Hardee didn't
score but another senior Paige
Avery stole the ball. With a cou-
ple of turnovers on both ends of
the court, it was nearly the mid-


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die of the first quarter before
Ashlee Smith scored the first of
her 19 points for Palmetto.
The Lady Tigers put two
more baskets in the book before
Avery took a pass from Holmes
and was fouled, hitting one-of-
two from the charity stripe. But
a full-court press was taking its
toll and twin foul shots by
Parkinson were Hardee's only
score before the first period
ended, down 16-3.
It got worse each quarter,
with Hardee losing 63-29. With
about a minute left, Holmes
attempted to block a shot and
the opposing Lady Tiger charg-
ed hard full speed ahead.
Holmes collapsed and was
taken to the hospital, where the
dislocation was discovered.
Earlier in the game Parkinson
had gone down with an ankle
sprain.
Smith was high scorer for
Palmetto and the game. For
Hardee, Holmes led with eight
points and Parkinson had seven.
Soph Janisha Mosely and fresh-
man Ivette Cisneros chipped in
with four points each, Barbie
Hinojosa had three and Avery
her free throw. Solis, Katie
Jernigan, Erica Ureste and
Lindy Rossman did not score.
Hardee hosted Sebring on
Friday evening and did fairly
well, with good first and fourth
quarters. The Lady 'Cats were
down two points at the end of
the first period and by a dozen
at the half, but an allover floor
game from the Lady Streaks in
the third quarter gave them a
nearly insurmountable lead.


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Red Velvet Cake, Juice, Roll)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese Sandwich or
Mozzarella Stick (Lettuce &
Tomato, Mexican Rice, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Jell-O, Juice)
and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Yogurt, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz (Tossed
Salad, Fresh Potatoes, Baked
Beans, Roll, rosy Pear Dessert,
Juice) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Biscuit, Cinnamon Toast, Apple-
sauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Tossed Salad, Potato Rounds,
Corn, Cucumber & Tomato
Salad, Pinto Beans & Ham,
Juice, Ranger Cookies) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy
(Tossed Salad, Rice, Garden
Peas, Fruit Snacks, Roll, Juice)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey (Toss-
ed Salad, Juice, Roll, Chicken
Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green
Beans, Sweet Potato Souffle,
Red Velvet Cake, Cranberry
Sauce) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Danish,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Taco (Tossed Salad,
Carrots, Corn Refried Beans
w/Cheese, Jell-O, Juice) and
Milk


Hardee wouldn't quit and put
up 17 points in the final period
to lose 51-33.
Solis paced Hardee with 11
points, seven in the second half.
Avery had seven, Cisneros Six,
Jernigan four, Hinojosa three
and Mosley two. Point guard
Ureste distributed the ball well.
Early Tuesday evening the
junior Lady Wildcats had bat-
tled toe-to-toe with Palmetto.
Up 14-11 at the end of the first
quarter, Hardee succumbed to a
full-court press and managed
only two points in the second
stanza and was down 21-16 at
the half. It was 29-24 at the end
of quarter three and an even 12-
12 fourth quarter to make the
final score 41-36 in Palmetto's
favor.
For Hardee, soph Carleen
Brown was the team's high
scorer with eight points. Fresh-
man Elvira Servin had six and
classmate Ashley Louis four.
The freshman trio of Lacey
Garza, Tiffany Prestridge and
Paige Massey each had two
points. Amanda Bissette, Yes-
enia Vargas, LaCreshia Carlton,
Ashley Smith, Maria Ruiz and
Maria Avalos shared playing
time.
After a "horrible, bad" first
quarter against Sebring, the
junior Lady 'Cats settled down
a bit. They were down by 11
points at the end of the dismal
first quarter, but picked up and
lost 47-26.
Carlton had eight points,
Brown and Avalos each six, and
Servin, Prestridge, Vargas and
Moore each two points.



Snook


Seasons


Close

There are two snook harvest-
season closures this month.
The first snook closure start-
ed Saturday in all of the state's
Gulf of Mexico, Everglades
National Park and Monroe
County coastal and inland
waters. The harvest season for
snook will remain closed until
March 1 in these areas.
All other Florida waters will
close to the harvest of snook on
Dec. 15. This includes all
.Atlantic coastal and inland
waters, including Lake
Okeechobee and the Kissimmee
River. The harvest season for
snook will remain closed until
Feb. 1 in these areas.
These closed harvest seasons
protect Florida's valuable snook
populations during the colder
months, when snook are most
vulnerable, and help sustain and
improve the fishery for the
future.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Wildcat soccer is
alive and well, leading the dis-
trict with a 2-0 record.
Overall, the 'Cats are 3-2,
losing to non-district teams
Mulberry and Frostproof and
beating Lake Placid. District
wins have come over Avon Park
(0-5) and Sebring (3-4).
This week, Hardee went to
Braden River on Tuesday, visit
DeSoto today (Thursday) and
greet arch-rival Fort Meade
tomorrow in a 6 p.m. game at
Wildcat Stadium, the first home
game for the soccer Wildcats.
Next week, Hardee travels to
Palmetto on Tuesday and host
Sebring on Thursday. Then, it's
three more home games before
the holiday break. It's Mulberry
on Dec. 17, Avon Park on Dec.
18 and Braden River on Dec.
20.
Hardee's first game last week
was at Sebring. Remembering
last year's district playoff loss
in the rain vs. Sebring, Hardee
came out with the incentive to
put a W on the schedule. Junior
goalie Efrain Ruiz did not allow
a Sebring tally all evening.
Hardee got its first goal six
minutes into the game, when
junior midfielder Eliseo Diaz
took a pass from senior Luis
Reyes on the right side.


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Reyes added the Wildcats'
next goal on a lob-pass which
somehow found its way into
and through the Blue Streak
goalie's hands and into the back
of the goal, just before halftime.
The second half was a defen-
sive back-and-forth game, with
a lot'of shots that didn't drop for
either team.
"Our power game is better
and better. Our headers are get-
ting in there. Our footwork is
improving and so is our pass-
ing," said boys coach Ron
Kline.
Thursday's game was at Avon
Park, a young team with a new
coach, Josh Simplilci, who was
girls coach last year: "He's
bringing them right along,"
commented Kline.
Hardee put five goals on the
scoreboard, including a hat
trick (three goals by Reyes). He
hit the goal 15 minutes in and
again 25 minutes in. At the 30-
minute mark, soph Ivan Nar-
vaez slipped one past the Red
Devil goalie. Reyes had his
fourth goal' at the 35-minute
mark, giving Hardee a 4-0 half-
time lead.
With 10 minutes left in the
game, junior Humberto Nolas-
co scored his first-ever goal for
Hardee.
. The key to Hardee's success
was defense,, led by. senior


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Arroyo.
"Everyone got in the game
. and got some quality time. We
got a look at freshman Saloman
Maldonado who had a good
game at stopper," said Kline.
Hardee's battle of the week
came at Frostproof on Friday
night. The Bulldogs and Wild-
cats, who "are like mirror
images, that closely matched,"
described Kline. Frostproof had
barely lost to Auburndale,
which was state championship
last year in its division.
The Bulldogs scored first,
putting one goal in the hole five
minutes into the game and
another at the 15-minute mark.
Hardee's only goal came at the
25-minute point, when Diaz
passed to Reyes for the goal.
The second half was a defen-
sive battle, Frostproof's tenaci-
ty and speed and ball-handling
against the same from Hardee.
"I'm really pleased with these
.kids. During the game, I work
through the captains, seniors
Juarez, Reyes and Jose Casta-
neda and junior Roman Alva-
rez. They relay position and
other instructions from the
coach throughout the game.
They are great leaders," con-
cluded Kline.


SzSe7ep8one
863/ 773.4186


December 5, 2007

Dear Patient,

The time has come for me to answer the question,"When are you going to
retire?" I feel the time has come for me to give up a career of 47 years, 42
of them practicing right here in Wauchula. Next to the Lord and family, my
patients are at the top of my list. My work will cease on the last day of 2007.
It's been a great run and I love you all and would do it again in a heart beat.

I have been blessed with a wonderful staff that has been very dedicated,
loyal and effiecient in helping me to treat my patients. I cannot possibly
thank them enough and they are the best in the world.

Your medical records will be available the first of the year, but can only be
provided to the patient in person. HIPAA laws prevent giving records to
anyone else. If you so choose, and express it in writing to me, I'll supply
to you or to your new primary doctor, a list of your diagnoses, your current
medications, and copies of your most recent laboratory results.

I love all of you and we have had a wonderful relationship, thanks again for
your loyalty.

Sincerely,



Ernest P. Palmer, M.D. 12:6,13,20,27


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6D The Herald-Advocate, December 6, 2007


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

Case No.: 252007CA000684

WAUCHULA DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION
a Florida corporation

Plaintiff,

v.

OSCAR LUVIANO AND MARIA
MERCEDES CARDOSO

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANT: OSCAR
LUVIANO
4823 Sally Blvd.
Bowling Green, FL 33834
Last Known Mailing and Physical
Address

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Hardee County, Florida:

Lot 9, of Wheeler Farms
Addition to the Town of
Bowling Green, as shown
by map or plat thereof
recorded in the office of
the Clerk of the Circuit
Court in and for Hardee
County, Florida, in Plat
Book 3, page 38.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on the Plaintiff's attorney, John W.
H. Burton of Burton and Burton,
PA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1729, Wauchula, Florida
33873, on or before the 4th day of
January, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter, or a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.

Witness my hand and seal of this
Court on this 30th day of
November 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
12:6,13,20,27c

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

Case No.: 25-2007CA-000591

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting through Rural
Development, formerly Farmers
Home Administration (FmHA), .
United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA),

Plaintiff,

vs.

MICHAEL RICHARDSON and
JESSE JAMES MOORE, benefi-
ciaries of CARLEE FRANCIS
MOORE and MARY E. MOORE,
Deceased; et al,
Defendants
/

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: John Doe and Jane Doe, rep-
resenting all unknown minors,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants by,
through, under or against Carlee
Francis Moore and Mary E. Moore,
deceased, and all parties having a
claim, title or interest in the prop-
erty herein.


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Hardee County, Florida:

Lot 1 and the North 1/2 of
Lot 2, Block 2, Roberts
and Skipper Resubdivi-
sion of Roberts & Skipper
Addition to the Town of
Zolfo Springs, Hardee
County, Florida, as per
Plat Book 1, Page 2-119

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on NEAL E. YOUNG, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 300
Third Street, N.W., Winter Haven,
Florida 33881, on or before thirty
(30) days from date of first publi-
cation or Dec. 28, 2007, and file
the original with the Clerk of the
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.

If you are a person with a disabili-
ty who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this pro-


ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863)534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Summons; if
you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service (800)955-8770.

Witness my hand and seal of this
court on Nov. 21, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
11:29;12:6c


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

Case No.: 252007CA000621
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
1993 FORD EXPLORER,
VIN NO. 1FMDU32X8PUC69654
AND $1,000.00 U.S. CURRENCY.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROGER CLARK AYERS, AND
ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN OR TO THE PROP-
ERTY DESCRIBED BELOW.

YOUR ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
in Hardee County, Florida:

1993 FORD EXPLORER
VIN NO. 1FMDU32X8PUC69654
AND $1,000.00 U.S. CURRENCY

Has been filed against you by the
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
Attorney, whose address is Post
Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1308, on or before
Jan. 4, 2008 and to file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Petitioner's
Attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.

DATED on November 28, 2007.


B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
12:6,13c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000065
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C., I
DOB: 01/05/2004
C., A
DOB: 02/04/2000
Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARINGS
ON PETITION FOR TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Artemio Nava, Father of I.C., a
white male child born on January
5, 2004, and of A. C., a white
female born on February 4, 2000
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a petition for termination of
parental rights-"under oath has
been fil0d byhe Department of
Children, and Family Services in
the above styled Court, for the ter-
mination of your parental rights to
the above named child:
I.C.
a white male child
born on January 5, 2004
A.C.
a white female child
born on February 4, 2000
and you are hereby COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on January
17, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at the
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for a PER-
MANENT COMMITMENT ADVISO-
RY HEARING in this matter.
YOU ARE ALSO COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on January
25, 2008, at the HARDEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
for and ADJUDICATORY MANI-
FEST BEST INTEREST HEARING
in this matter.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY
APPEAR ON THE DAYS AND
TIMES SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL
LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT
TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE
YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUESTTHAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the individual or agency sending
the notice at 1014 South 6th
Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873, tele-


phone (863) 773-9746, not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8779, via Florida Relay
Service.
DATED THIS 3rd day of December,
2008
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK

Delois Franks
as his Deputy Clerk
12:6-27c
The bird, a nest; me spiaer, a
web; man, friendship.
-William Blake

Good friends, good books
and a sleepy conscience: this
is the ideal life.
-Mark Twain


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



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007 CA 00450
CITY OF WAUCHULA,
126 South Seventh Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROSEANN M. MITCHELL
3503 18th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205,
MICHAEL L. MAKOWSKI
211 Pennsylvania Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,
THE ESTATE OF FRED
A. MAKOWSKI a/k!a FRED
ANDREW MAKOWSKI,
DECEASED,
PAM MILLER MAKOWSKI
3462 Prines Road
Bowling Green, FL 33834, and
SANDRA KAY OSTEEN
f/k/a SANDRA KAY MAKOWSKI
519-2 Willow Road East
Staton Island, NY 10314
Defendant(s).
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SANDRA KAY OSTEEN
f/k/a SANDRA KAY
MAKOWSKI
519-2 Willow Road East
Staton Island, NY 10314
her heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, or creditors,
trustees, and all other parties
claiming and interest by, through,
under or against them, respec-
tively; and all unknown natural
persons if alive, and if dead or not
known to be dead or alive,
grantees, and creditors, or other
parties claiming an interest by,
through, or under those unknown
persons; and the several and
respective unknown assigns, suc-
cessors in interest, trustees, or
any other persons claiming by,
through, under, or against any cor-
poration or other legal entity
named as a defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties nat-
ural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming
under the above named or
described defendant or party or
claiming to have any right, title, or
Interest in and to the lands here-
inafter described, AND ALL OTH-
ERS IT MAY CONCERN.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure of code
enforcement liens on the follow-
ing described real property in
Hardee County, Florida:

Lots 1 and 2 of Block "B",
Wauchula Heights Addition
to the City of Wauchula,
Hardee County, Florida,
recorded in Plat Bar A-33,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida, LESS the
following described prop-
erty:
Begin at an iron pipe at the
SE corner of Lot 2, Block
"B" of Wauchula Heights
Addition to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, for a
point of beginning, run
thence West along the
South line of said Lot 2 a
distance of 30 feet to a
point; run thence North-
westerly a distance of
48.85 feet more or less to
the North line of said Lot 2
to a point; run thence East
along the North line of Lot
2 a distance of 30 feet to
the East boundary of said
Lot 2; run thence South-
easterly along the East
boundary of said Lot 2 a
distance of 48.85 feet to
iron pipe for point of begin-
ning; all lying in Lot 2,
Block "B" of Wauchula
Heights Addition to the City
of Wauchula, Florida, re-
corded in O.R. Book 313,
Page 602, Public Records
of Hardee County, Florida.
has been filed against you by
Plaintiff, THE CITY OF WAUCHU-


LA, FLORIDA, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Clifford M. Ables, III, Clifford M.
Ables, III, RPA., Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 202 W.
Main Street, Suite 103, Wauchula,
FL 33873, on or before December.
21, 2007, and file the original with
the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
Immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint.
DATED this 20th day of
November, 2007.

B. HUGH BRADLEY,
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker,
Deputy Clerk
10 :':' I :' l


Commission Considers Zoning Issues


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A small subdivision off
Terrell Road won rezone ap-
proval last week.
The Hardee County Commis-
sion recessed its regular meet-
ing and convened as a zoning
board last Thursday and fol-
lowed the recommendations of
the county Planning and Zoning
Board in the two issues before
it.
One request was a rezone for
5.39 acres on the east side of
Terrell Road for an eight-home
subdivision. There would be a
60-foot entry road built to coun-
ty specifications. There would
be a perimeter fence and vege-
tative buffering around the
property.
According to a preliminary
site plan, there would be eight
lots 100 feet wide and deep
enough to equal 18,300 square
feet. They would be serviced by
septic tanks and private wells.
There would be common areas
for the fenced retention area, a
small park and curbing.
In another zoning matter, the
commission agreed that the
land development regulations
needed amending in regard to
surface area on Commercial-2
properties those not in residen-
tial areas.
Consultant Don Chancey and
Bryan Dhue of DMA Engi-
neering Inc. of Lakel.and pre-
sented the issue as they are
planning mini-storage at Torrey
Road west where a hotel and
restaurant are planned in the
future.
The county's regulation on
maximum lot coverage is 50
percent, which has always been
used to mean the main building
on a lot. But most are allowed
to use 80 percent of the lot for
imprevious areas, parking,
walkways, driveways, accesso-


ry buildings such as a shed or
storage unit.
Commissioners approved
Ordinance 2008-06 to change
the General Commercial imper-
vious surface regulations from
50 to 80 percent. Twenty per-
cent is left for-retention ponds,
landscaping or other pervious
surfaces.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
Approved an interlocal
agreement for public school
facility planning. Such an
agreement between the schools,
the three major muAicipalities
and the county mandates coop-
eration on site selection, land
use and such factors.
The interlocal agreement is a
requirement of state Senate Bill
360 to be included in the coun-
ty's Comprehensive Land Use
Plan. The new public schools
element was recently included
and sent to the state Department
of Community Affairs for its
approval.
Approved an additional
agreement with Craig A. Smith
& Associates for $143,000 for
construction management and
on-site observation for the
Wauchula Hills Wastewater
Treatment Plant expansion. The
agreement there should be no
additional costs to oversee com-
pletion of the project.
As part of the Wauchula Hills
sewer/water line project, 49
additional water taps and 21
additional sewer taps will be
installed. Utilities director Park
Winter said each connection is a
separate experience in locating
grease traps which connect to
the home's septic tank lines.
Many do not have independent
drain fields and finding a way
to connect to the county's main
line without damaging any
property is a challenge, he said.
Approved an amended


fire protection agreement with
Polk County to reach into the,
northern edges of Hardee
County. There are 129 struc-
tures in that service area. The
amended agreement increases
the amount paid yearly to Polk
County for fire response sup-
port from $8,000 to $11,531.
Approved application for
a $16,776 state historical muse-
ums grant, which will pay ab6ut
20 percent of the monthly
expenses at Pioneer Park
Museum. With its status as an
economically distressed county
and member of the Rural
Economic Development Inia-
tive (REDI), Hardee is exempt
from the 50 percent cash match
for this grant.
Postponed until after the
holidays appointment of five to
seven members for a fire
assessment commitment to
work on finding a more equi-
table, fairer way to determine
fire assessments so those in.
remote areas of the county do
not pay the same as urban resi-
dents.
Voted to renew the terms
of Bill Lambert and Bowling
Green Commissioner Perry
Knight on the Economic De-
velopment Authority Board.
Commissioner Bobby. Ray
Smith, who is also on the EDA
Board said several projects are
in the works and he felt conti-
nuity on the board was essen-
tial.
Approved a legislative
packet for discussion with state
Sen. J.D. Alexander and state
Rep. Baxter Troutman when
they come at 2:30 today
(Thursday) to meet with Hardee
constituents. The county's em-
phasis will be on four-laning
U.S. 17, Wauchula Hills waste-
water and water reuse funding,
and renovations/upgrades at the
Hardee County Courthouse.


CHILLING' OUT


COURTESY PHOTO
Bowling Green Elementary School's business partner, Mosaic's South Fort Meade
Mine, recently donated a freezer to the school, along with a gift card. With the dona-
'tions are (from left) Mike Mooneyham, Keith Nadaskay, Jacob Mink, Principal David
Durastanti, Jane Thompson, Assistant Principal Kathy Clark and Philip Baxter.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, CITY
COMMISSION, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT TO
THE BOWLING GREEN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, IDENTIFIED BY ORDINANCE TITLE
AS FOLLOWS:

PROPOSED ORDINANCE: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING
GREEN, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA; SPECIFICALLY, ADDING A PUB-
LIC SCHOOL FACILITIES ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD BY THE CITY COMMISSION ON TUESDAY
DECEMBER 11, 2007 AT 7:00 PM IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT 104 EAST
MAIN STREET.

THIS IS THE FIRST OF TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE. A
SECOND HEARING WILL BE HELD AFTER THE ITEM IS TRANSMITTED TO THE FLORI-
DA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT.

COPIES OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE CAN BE OBTAINED AT CITY HALL, 104
EAST MAIN STREET, BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY BETWEEN
THE HOURS OF 8AM AND 4:00 PM.

ANY PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK ON THESE ORDINANCES MAY ATTEND THE
PUBLIC HEARING AND BE HEARD. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT (ADA), ANYONE WHO NEEDS A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION FOR
THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (863) 375-2255 AT LEAST 48
HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING, EXCLUDING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

ANY PERSON WHO DESIRES TO APPEAL A DECISION OF THE BOARD WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND MAY NEED TO INSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS BE MADE TO INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVI-
DENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
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December 6,2007, The Herald-Advocate 7D


Junior High Hoops Get Going


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High bas-
ketball squads started their
games on Monday.
The boys and girls teams
hosted DeSoto on Monday
evening and greet Avon Park
today (Thursday) in the opening
games of the 2007-08 season.
The girls play at 5:30 and the
boys next after a 10-minute
internfission.
Games next week are on the
road, Monday at Sebring and
Thursday at Hill-Gustat. The
final game of the first season is
a fun game Dec. 18 at 1 p.m.
when the students take on mem-
bers of the school staff.
Coaches Andy Maddox and
D.K. Davis for the girls, and
Carl Coleman and Bryan Pel-
ham for the boys, had tryouts in,.
November and initiated prac-
tices before the Thanksgiving
break.
Maddox and Davis have only
two returnees on this year's
squad. Eighth graders Artrice
Hines and Summer Palmer
played last season and are ex-
pected to be captains, floor
leaders for the junior Lady
Wildcats.
"I think we have a pretty
good team. We need to be ag-
gressive and use our speed,"
said the girls. Palmer is point
and shooting guard, while
Hines plays at the wing.
Other eighth graders coming
out are Monserrad Duran, Dan-
ely Flores, Jessica Madrigal,


Ashley Nichols, Thalea Rami-
rez and Caitlin Sockalosky.
Seventh graders are Shelby
Arsenault, Kayla Nichols,
Robin Tanksley, Tyreisha Will-
iams and Michelle Ybarra. The
Garcia sisters, Cynthia, an,
eighth grader, and Frances, a
seventh grader will be man-
agers, along with the coach's
fightere r Alexan Maddox, a
sixth grader. His wife, Mary
Sue Maddox, will be the girls
scorekeeper.
The team is sponsored by
Clear Springs Inc., which
bought their shoes and some
dufflebags for the girls.
Maddox commented, "We're
going to have fun, and hope to
be competitive." He coached
several of these girls in the
youth basketball league over
the years.
On the boys side of the
ledger, Colemaq.,and Pelham
have only four returnees,
D'Ante Evans, Keshawn Rivers
and the Hooks brothers, Jajuan
and Andrew.
Other eighth graders are Greg
Garza, Murrell Winter, Dalton
Rabon, Dylan Clements, Juan
Martinez and Michael War-
nock. Seventh graders are
Daniel Boehm and Dennis
Reed.
"Many of these boys have
never played basketball, not
even on youth leagues. It's a
teaching experience, something
new each day," said Coleman,
whose wife Angie is the team's
scorekeeper.


TIPS TO AVOID A CARJACKING
Carjacking is a very serious and dangerous crime, with the
potential for catastrophic personal injury to the victim.
It can occur in just about any jurisdiction at any time of the
day or night. The make, model and year targeted is not limited to
high-end vehicles. The target vehicle of a carjacker could be any
vehicle currently sought after by chop shops that finance this type
of illegal activity.
Criminals intending to steal a vehicle and flip it for a quick
profit are typically unconcerned with the safety of the owner or dri-
ver. These thugs are financially motivated and disregard the toll of
human suffering that they leave in their wake.
There are many different types of motor vehicle theft. The
most common is the unattended vehicle being swiped from a
parked location. Advanced car thieves can be into your vehicle and
down the road in less than a minute. This type of theft usually
occurs under the cloak of darkness in a public parking lot or in
front of a residence. The victims' loss is generally only financial as
no interpersonal violence occurs during the theft.
The more serious type of auto theft is the taking of the vehicle
by force or threat of force. A criminal with a weapon can simply
walk up to a vehicle at a traffic light or approach a person as he
attempts to enter his vehicle and force compliance. This can occur
with a knife, gun, bat or other deadly weapon. Many times victims
are ambushed and unable to protect themselves as the criminal
depends upon the element of surprise.
A popular scheme of carjackers is a low-impact bump-and-run
technique. This ruse usually occurs on a dark or isolated roadway
and is a planned event by the carjacker. A vehicle is intentionally
bumped by the driver of another vehicle in an attempt to get the
victim to stop and pull over.
The normal reaction when a driver is rear-ended is to stop, exit
the vehicle and examine the damage. This is exactly the type of
response that the carjacker is attempting to illicit. The criminal now
controls the movement of the victim and the vehicle. The opportu-
nity for an assault and theft is readily apparent at this point.
The best way to avoid being a victim in this type of scenario is
to lock your doors, drive to a well-lighted populated area and
immediately notify the police. Drivers who are in possession of a
cellular phone should contact the police as they drive away.
Florida law requires a driver who has been involved in a crash
to stop and exchange information. However, that does not mean
that you have to stop at the crash scene and immediately exit your
vehicle (unless the crash results in injury or death). Florida Statute
316.027 specifically allows for the driver to stop at the crash scene
or". . as close thereto as possible." If the crash is legitimate the
other driver will most likely follow suit.
I Here are some tips to avoid being a victim of carjacking:
Keep your doors locked while driving.
Don't daydream at a traffic light or stop sign.
Scan the area around your vehicle for suspicious persons or
vehicle movements.
Have a cellular phone easily accessible.
Be aware of your surroundings as you approach your vehi-
cle.
Park in a well-lighted populated area.
Utilize a remote keyless entry apparatus with audible panic
alarm button.
Approach your vehicle with keys in hand.
D;. Tom Santarlas holds a PhD in criminal justice and is an inves-
tigator serving Hardee and Polk counties.


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage li-
censes were issued recently in
the office of the county court:
Lance Colllier Biddle, 57,
Bowling Green, and Margaret
Ann Beach, 51, Bowling Green.
Jaime Figueroa Jr., Avon
Park, 23, and Tiehesha Lashay
Dozier, 26, Avon Park.
Brian Alexander May, 31,
Wauchula, and Stephanie Lynn
Stephens, 32, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Capital One Bank vs. Phyllis
Kersey and Lloyd W. Kersey,
judgment.
Chase Bank USA NA vs.
Timothy R. Buckley, voluntary
dismissal.
Sabir Abdul-Haqq Yasir vs.
Aramark Correctional Services
Inc., dismissed.
Robert Ballard vs. George
Filax, judgment.
Discover Bank vs. Paul
Wayne Vansickle, judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Shirley
P. Roberts, judgment.
Amerisure Insurance Co. vs.
Thomas Lanham and Walter
Disharoon, default judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC
vs. Katie G. Kilgore and Peggy
Bryant Kilgore, judgment.
Chase Bank USA vs. Kris E.
Rau, judgment.
Allstate Insurance Co. a/s/o'
Victor Aleman vs. Jose Valerio-
Olmos and Oscar Valerio-
Olmos, judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Maur-
ice R. Rivers (two cases), judg-
ment.

Although there was a brief
county misdemeanor court
last week, there was no sen-
tencing.

The following criminal traf-
fic cases were disposed of re-
cently in county court. Dis-
positions are based on Florida
Statutes, driving record and
facts concerning the case.
Monica Cunningham, viola-
tion of license restrictions,
adjudication withheld, $185
court costs.
Raul Herrera Jr., driving
while license suspended
(DWLS), had valid license, ad-
judication withheld, $185 court
cost s.
David Navarro, DWLS, es-
treated bonds.
James Kyle Oakley, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $185
court costs; reckless driving,
probation six months., $338 fine
and court costs, 50 hours com-
munity service.
David M. Ochoa, violation
of license restrictions, adjudica-
tion withheld, $185 court costs.
Victor Santiago-Leon,
DWLS, five days in jail, $330
fine and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions


-were filed recently in the-
office of the circuit court:
Phuc Than Bach vs. Mai
Tuyet Bach, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Phuc Than Bach vs. Hung
Van Nguyen, petition for in-
junction for protection.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust vs. G. Elizabeth L. Morey
Todd, petition to foreclose
mortgage.
Ralph Johnson and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Alana Ayala, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Countryside Home Loans
Inc. vs. Rodney Poucher, Vickie
Poucher et al, petition to fore-
close mortgage.
David and Jane Durando vs.
Mike Cobb, damages.
Christine Marie Pelham and
DOR vs. Jesus Alamia
Rodriguez.
Mandy N. Bell and Curtis
Bell, divorce.
Christy Pace vs. Edmundo
Contreras Torres, damages.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Hardee Pace and Jo Pace vs.
Benjamin Edney, voluntary dis-
missal.
Linda Lopez and Joe Lopez,
divorce.
Louissa Froelich vs. Daniel


Richardson, order.
Martha Duffell vs. Rufus
Howell, order increasing child
support arrears payments.
Caridad Roque and Felix
Roque, divorce.
Robin L. Boni vs. Dameon T.
Burke, injunction for protec-
tion.
James Stein vs. Dameon Bur-
ke, injunction for protection.
Nicole Lynne McConnell vs.
Amninain "Jose" M. Aquino,
injunction for protection.
Ana Libia Anselmo vs. Jose
Luis Cortes Espinoza, injunc-
tion for protection.
Patricia Trevino and DOR vs.
Jose Luis Torres Jr., amended
child support order.
Travis Simpson vs. Perry J.
Taylor, stipulated voluntary dis-
missal.
Cynthia R. Lundry and DOR
vs. Douglas Robert Kizer, child
support suspended.
James Hart and Estella Hart,
child support terminated, ar-
rearages set.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Lucia R. Ybarra and DOR vs.
Ismael Benavidez.
Melissa M. Massey and DOR '
vs. Timothy Massey.
Jennifer S. Stevens and DOR
vs. William L. Timms.
Annie B. Small and DOR vs.
Jeffrey Bernard Williams.
Rudy Valdez and DOR vs.
Pauline Y. Valdez.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last


SEEING A*L .


week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Leon Anthony Kilpatrick,
felony driving while license
suspended, adjudication with-
held, probation one year, war-
rantless search and seizure,
$495 fine and court costs, $190
,public defender fees.
Ethan Nickerson, petit theft
and uttering forged bills, "not
prosecuted.
Thomas David Riley, pur-
chase of cocaine, transferred to
drug pretrial intervention pro-
gram.
Ignacio Rogue-Hernandez,
driver license fraud, 10 days in
jail, $495 fine and court costs.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 'or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Home Sales Inc. d/b/a Home
Sales of Delaware to Jodi Lynn
Griffin, $50,000.
Mario A. and Elizabeth Tre-
Vino to Richie Evans, $65,000.
Mary Cunningham to.Steven
L. and Robyn R. Withers,
$30,000.

Make yourself necessary to
somebody.


HARDEE JUNIOR HIGH
Basketball Schedule
2007-2008

Dec. 3 DeSoto at Hardee
Dec. 6 Avon Park at Hardee
Dec. 10 Hardee at Sebring
Dec. 13 Hardee at Hill-Gustat
Dec. 18 Hardee vs. HJH Staff*
Jan. 10 Lake Placid at Hardee
Jan. 14 Hardee at DeSoto
Jan. 17 Hardee at Avon Park
Jan. 24 Sebring at Hardee
Jan. 28 Hill-Gustat at Hardee
Jan. 31. Hardee at Lake Placid
Girls' games start at 5:30, followed by the
Boys' after a 10 minute intermission.
Game starts at 1:00.
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