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Christmas Show

Delights Crowd

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Shopping Days

'Til Christmas!


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 1
3 Sections, 32 Pages


46
plus 4c sales tax


I Thursday, December 13, 2007


U.S.


17 4-Laning Drives Legislative Forum


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
On bended knee, Gardner resident Glen Bowen begs a state Department of
Transportation representative for the necessary funding to complete the four-laning of
U.S. 17 in Hardee County.



Apply Now For Housing $$$


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
About 90 people. most of
them there to support a request
for state funds to complete the
four-laning of U.S. 17 in
Hardee County. packed the
County Commission chambers
last Thursday afternoon.
Hearing varied requests at the
annual legislative delegation




Armed



Robbers



Strike
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two masked men, one of
them armed with a gun, robbed
a Wauchula store during its hol-
iday shopping hours Sunday
night.
The Dollar General Store at
1030 U.S. 17 S. in Wauchula
Plaza was hit at about 8:40
p.m., Hardee County. Sheriffs
Office spokesman Maj. Claude
Harris Jr. said.
Two employees were in the
store at the time. Reports did
not indicate if any customers
were inside. No one was hurt in
the robbery, Harris said.
Authorities are currently
looking for two black men, and
are asking for the public's help
in identifying the suspects and
bringing them to justice.
Anyone with any information
regarding the crime is asked to
call the Sheriffs Office at 773-
4144.
Harris said one of the men
was in the store and appeared to
be shopping just prior to the
robbery. A second man then
entered, wearing a mask. At that
point, the first man, too, pulled
on a ski mask.
The men demanded money
See ARMED ROBBERS 3A


forum were state Sen. J.D.
Alexander and Rep. Baxter
Troutman. Also there ws
Stanley Cann. secretary of the
Florida Department of
Transportation's regional office
in Bartow.
Cann estimated the cost to
four-lane the final 10 miles of
the highway south of Zolfo
Springs to the Hardee/DeSoto
line would be $40 million to
S70 million. The project cur-
rently is slated for the time peri-
od of 2018 to 2025.
County Manager Lex
Albritton said the county had
three requests for the forum, but
the top priority was U.S. 17
four-laning.
"We put in appropriation
requests every year. The state is
off $2.4 billion in revenues this
year. We may find out we are
another $1 billion short'. Sen.
Alexander and I are well aware
of the need for Highway 17
four-laning," said Troutman.
Albritton said the county also


requests $740.000 in state funds
for the county regional waste-
water service in the Wauchula
Hills area, $1.05 million for
regional wastewater reuse to
keep water lost to discharge,
and $365,000 for disability
requirements, records storage
and security at the County
Courthouse.
School Board Chairman
Tanya Royal expressed con-
cerns over lost tax revenues
with proposed property-tax
reform, the class-size reduction
issue, and the state investment
fund that temporarily froze
asset withdrawal, including
$4.9 million in Hardee County
school funds.
Zolfo Springs town attorney
Gerald Buhr requested
$100,000 to expand the town's
sprayfield for the recently
expanded sewer plant. The total
cost will be $200,000 to
$250,000.
Alexander said the state is
See U.S. 172A


HARDEE HISTORY BOOK
eu*,- .


I-'TUIU OY JIM KELLY
Wauchula author Spessard Stone (left) and St.
Petersburg publisher Byron Kennedy display the newly
released "Hardee County Its Heritage & People," the
first history of this county since Jean Plowden's 1929
book. The hardbacks arrived in boxes at The Herald-
Advocate office two weeks ago, and are on sale there
and at Cat's On Main for $40 each. Of the 702 copies
available, 120 already have been sold. Stone will hold
book sales and signing at Wauchula State Bank in
Wauchula tomorrow (Friday) from 11 to 1 and 3 to 5, at
Cat's On Main on Saturday from noon to 2, and at the
local newspaper office next Wednesday from 2 to 4.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Is your home unsafe or
unhealthy? Do you want to get
a home and cannot afford the
start-up costs. Are you without
water?
A new $750,000 grant will
help Hardee County residents
meet some of these needs.
Applications are being accepted
at the office at Room 201,


WEATHER
DAIU WGH LOW RAW4
12/05 74 38 0.00
12/06 82 49 0.00
12/07 85 51 0.00
12/08 85 61 0.00
12/09 No Data Available
12/10 No Data Available
12/11 84 60 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 12/11/07 38.05
Same period last year 34.41
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds................. 6B
Courthouse Report.....11 C
Community Calendar....6A
Crime Blotter................5C
Hardee Living................2B
Hunting/Fishing............. 2A
Obits...... ....................4A
Puzzles 3A
School Menus...............5C



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7.1111312 2107290 3


Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula.
Janet Gilliard, director of
community development and
general services, reported
recently on the state Com-
munity Development Block
Grant the county was awarded
in late November.
The grants are awarded on a
competitive basis and. for the
second year in a row, Hardee
County was ranked number
one. "It's a team effort of all our
staff. They are passionate about


housing restoration and other
home problems," said Gilliard.
The grant will provide reha-
bilitation of substandard hous-
ing, in some cases demolition
and rebuilding of dilapidated
housing. Also included are first-
time home ownership assis-
tance, installation or repair of
wells and/or septic tanks, and
water/sewer hookups.
Going to a friend or family
member's home to take a show-
er has been an ordeal for many
See APPLY NOW 2A


WILD PARTY!


State Investment Pool


Woes Include Hardee


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"There is no crisis here. The
Hardee County School District
is financially solvent."
So said Schools Superintend-
ent Dennis Jones in response to
recent news reports about the
state's investment funds' near
collapse, affecting hundreds of
government agencies.
Jones called a special meet-
ing of the Hardee County
School Board last week because
"things happened quickly and I
didn't want until wait to next
week's meeting to get informa-
tion to you."
Jones was reporting on recent


events in the state-run Local
Government Investment Pool
operated by the State Board of
Administration. and its trustee
board of Gov. Charlie Crist,
Attorney General Bill McCol-
lum and Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink.
In existence for over 25
years, part of the pool's $27 bil-
lion assets were found in late
November to be at risk due to
investments in now undesirable
single-family sub-prime home
mortgages.
The "bad" investments
amounted to only 3.4 percent of
the $27 billion, but it resulted in
See STATE 2A


UUUHISY PHOTO
Peace River Refuge & Ranch, a non-profit wild-animal sanctuary in rural Zolfo Springs,
is inviting the public to its seventh annual Christmas for the Animals this Saturday after-
noon. Vice President Lisa Stoner said lynx Misha (above) will be among the tigers,
cougars, leopards, bears, monkeys and more that will unwrap (read: "destroy") their
Christmas presents before your eyes. The big cats will tear into paper-mache prey
animals filled with treats, bears will rip into decorated gift boxes of fruit and monkeys
will receive stockings loaded with goodies. "If you think it is a delight to watch children
open gifts, you won't want to miss this!" Stoner exclaims. The party begins at 1 p.m.
with a tour from habitat to habitat. Stoner recommends visitors bring their cameras.
The refuge, recently honored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
International, requests a minimum $10 donation per person at the gate. All donations
are tax-deductible, and are used to care for the rescued animals at the sanctuary. Call
735-0804 for driving directions to 1057 Steve Roberts Special.








2A The Herald-Advocate, December 13, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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K Kelly's Column
By Jim


Doyle E. Carlton III recently described Faye Shackelford as a
"great encourager, a great lady with class and character, a heart for
service" and said "our community has been blessed by her. She is
a great role model and example."
He and the Carlton family recently presented Faye with the
Mildred and Doyle E. Carlton Jr. award at the annual Hardee
County Chamber of Commerce dinner. The L.M. and Faye
Shackelford family owned and operated S&S Suprex grocery store
in Wauchula along with their son Marcus and his wife Linda. Faye
worked at the store from age 31 to 77. The business was sold in
2002 and today is J&R Grocery.
Bobby Krause won the Mosaic Business Person of the Year
presented by the Hardee Chamber of Commerce.

Officers of the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce are
Vanessa Hernandez, president; Jama Abbott, vice president; Sandy
Larrison, secretary; and Erica Scheipsmeier, treasurer.
Directors are Rick Justice, Gina Neuhofer and Candace
Preston.

Former NFL Atlanta Falcon quarterback Michael Vick has lost
tens of millions of dollars and now faces ovedi"20 months in prison
for his role in a brutal dogfighting/betting schlme.

Lakeland dentist Nancy Montgomery-Ware faces over 30
months in prison for failure to pay federal income taxes for sever-
al'years. She blamed her husband for not paying taxes.

Wauchula lightweight Edner Cherry won with a sixth round
knockout in a televised Saturday night fight. Hardee County is
proud of the "Cherry Bomb."




On The Agenda


HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearing. There is a rezone of 8
acres for three to five retail home furnishing stores on U.S. 17
south of Helen Road. Three requests are to send Comp Plan amend-
ments to the state for Shadowlawn,.the 96-acre Cypress Point
Development and the and the 609-acre Davis property off
Vandolah Road and CR 663.
There are requests for variances at the irregularly shaped Torrey
Oaks Subdivision and Comp Plan changes adding the school ele-
ment and interlocal agreement. The public hearing begins at 8:35
a.m.
Request to write off $244,000 Fire-Rescue receivables,
9:30 a.m
H.C. Builders Assn.- discuss impact fees, 10 a.m.
Bids for Courthouse Brick Repointing, 10:15 a.m.
Resolution on U.S. 17 four-laning, Doug Knight, 10:25
a.m.
Bid on water connections in Wauchula Hills, Park Winter,
10:40 a.m.
Discuss street construction, acceptance and maintenance,
Nick Staszko, 10:50 a.m

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12/13/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:09 am
Sets: 5:34 pm
LoD: 10:25:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:19 am
Sets: 9:12 pm
Major Times
2:19 am-4:19 am
2:45 pm-4:45 pm
Minor Times
9:02 am-10:02 am
9:27 pm-10:27 pm
Prediction
Better
12/14/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:09 am
Sets: 5:35 pm
LoD: 10:26:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:56 am
Sets: 10:11 pm
Major Times
3:07 am-5:07 am
3:33 pm-5:33 pm
Minor Times


9:50 am-10:50 am
10:15 pm-11:15 pm
Prediction
Good
12/15/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:10 am
Sets: 5:35 pm
LoD: 10:25:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:30 am
Sets: 11:11 pm
Major Times
3:54 am-5:54 im
4:20 pm-6:20 pm
Minor Times
10:37 am-ll:37 am
11:02 pm-12:02 am
Prediction
Average
12/16/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:11 am
Sets: 5:35 pm
LoD: 10:24:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:01 pm
Sets: --:--


Major Times
4:39 am-6:39 am
5:05 pm-7:05 pmin
Minor Times
11:22 am-12:22 pm

Prediction
Average
12/17/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:11 am
Sets: 5:36 pm
LoD: 10:25:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:33 pm
Sets: 12:10 un
Major Times
4:55 am-6:55 am
5:21 pm-7:21 pm
Minor Times
11:38 am-12:38 pmin

Prediction
Average
12/18/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:12 am
Sets: 5:36 pm


LoD: 10:24:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:06 pm
Sets: 1:11 am
Major Times
5:42 am-7:42 am
6:08 pm-8:08 pm
Minor Times
11:59 pm-12:59 am
12:25 pm-1:25 pm
Prediction
Average
12/19/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:12 am
Sets: 5:37 pm
LoD: 10:25:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:43 pm
Sets: 2:15 am
Major Times
6:33 am-8:33 am
6:59 pm-8:59 pm
Minor Times
12:50 am-1:50 am
1:16 pm-2:16 pmin
Prediction
Average


State Rep. Baxter Troutman and State Sen. J.D. Alexander heard requests from Hardee
residents.

U.S. 17
Continued From 1A


getting less revenue this year
than last year, due in part to the
downturn in the housing market
and other sales-tax declines.
"The DOT is pulling projects
out of the five-year work plan,
despite an extra $1 billion in the
budget. Projects are costing
more. Gas prices go up and peo-
ple drive less, resulting in less
revenues from gas taxes," he
said.
Wauchula City Manager Rick
Giroux requested $1 million, in
addition to the $750,000 grant
already received, to finish the
electric substation revitaliza-
tion, help with the sewer plant
expansion from one million gal-
lons a day capacity to two mgd,
and funds for the fifth deep well
for city water. He agreed that
U.S. 17 is a key road artery in
the county and city.
Bowling Green city attorney
Buhr thanked the state for
recent grants.
A representative from the
Southwest Florida Water
Management District said a
water restoration action plan to
combat saltwater intrusion and
raise river and lake water levels
has thus far resulted in a 10.6
mgd savings from 21 approved
projects and will cost $1.6 bil-
lion through 2025, with one-
third to come from state fund-
ing.
Alexander said minimum
flows in Peace River need to be
fixed. "It will cost a lot of
money to meet the water needs
in the future. There are no sim-
ple, easy, cheap solutions. We
need to all work together from a
regional standpoint. We need to
store more water and reduce the
outflow to the coast."
Bill Lambert, interim Eco-
nomic Development Council
director, said Hardee has no
lakes, malls or beaches but has
people who love the communi-
ty. He said "exciting things are
going on at Hardee Commerce
Park."


HONOR ROLL
First grader "Christian
Brant was named to the
Honor Roll at Wauchula
Elementary School for the
first nine-week period. His
name was inadvertently.
omitted from the Honor
Roll lists submitted by the.
school and published in
last week's edition. Con-
gratulations, Christian, on a
job well done!


MURDER
Murder victim Min Hua
Wang's name was mis-:
spelled in police reports
provided to The Herald-
Advocate for a Page One
story last week on the slay-
ing at the China Buffet
restaurant in Wauchula.
Apologies are given to the
family and friends of the
27-year-old victim.

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


Brittany Nickerson said, "We
need to get Hardee County
moving, so young people can
get good jobs here." She read a
resolution of the county Eco-
nomic Development Council
citing the importance of four-
laning U.S. 17.
James Barncord said skilled
labor, water and transportation
are needed: to move a county
forward.
Glenn Bowen of Gardner said
the county needs the highway
four-laned, and not palm trees
and flowers. "Leave the current
U.S. 17 and put two northbound
lanes on the railroad right of
way. Leave off the beautifica-
tion until we can afford it. Be
practical. Years ago the state
took money from Hardee
County and helped expand U.S.
27."
Helen Keller said to put U.S.
17 on both sides of the Gardner
church, parsonage and ceme-


tery. "Don't do away with the
church. Use the old railroad
right of way."
DOT's Cann said road con-
struction costs have increased,
and the state cut $1.4 billion in
road projects in the five-year
plan. There is less revenue from
gas taxes. The DOT in the 12-
county district that includes
Hardee plans to spend $3 bil-
lion.
Bowen got on bended knee to
beg Cann to complete U.S. 17
four-laning in Hardee County.
The 10 miles would cost $40-70
million
Joe L. Davis asked what hap-
pened to the billions in surplus
dollars the state had over the
last nine years, when the state
started tax holidays, cut taxes
and eliminated some taxes.
"We hear you. We will do
what we can," said, Sen.
Alexander.
"Ditto," said Rep. Troutman.


a panic withdrawal of huge
amounts by cities, counties and
school districts around the state.
By the>r.t-.ime acequnts were,
frozen Nov. 29, assets had been
reduced to $14 billion.
No other Hardee County
groups had invested in the SBA
pool, although over 1,100 tax
collectors, property appraisers,
sheriff's offices, county com-
missions, court clerks, munici-
palities, management districts
and 64 of the 67 school districts
throughout the state had.
In nearby Highlands County,
there were plenty of investors in
the SBA investment pool. That
county had $13 million invest-
ed, plus $4.876 million by the
School Board, $2.8 million by
the clerk of courts, $749,000 by
the sheriff, $605,000 by the
property appraiser and $64,500
by the supervisor of elections.
Hillsborough County had the
lion's share of commission
investments of $871.6 million,
a whopping 19.78 percent of the
total $2.7 billion invested by all
county commissions, the least
by Escambia County of $10.
There was also $21 million by
Hillsborough County's Sher-
iff's Office, plus $79 million by
its tax collector's office.
Neighboring DeSoto County
had $9.5 million invested and
its school board had $11 million
on account.
Jones was most disturbed
because apparently some in-
vestors, especially Orange
County, had early notice of the
pending SBA crisis and were
able to withdraw billions of dol-
lars. "The flow of information
was not timely as it should have
been. The SBA board is not
subject to the freedom of infor-
mation act." Early last week,
the pool seven-year executive
director Coleman Stipanovich
resigned.
Hardee County had $4.9 mil-
lion in the investment pool
when it was frozen Nov. 29. Of
that, $4.221 million was in the
safely invested Fund A's 86 per-
ceni of investments and only
$709,330 in the risky Fund B
shares.
On Dec. 4, the SBA trustees
decided to allow participants to
withdraw 15 percent of their
holdings in Fund A or $2 mil-
lion. whichever wass greater.
Hardee withdrew the maximum
and put it in a qualified public
depository program at
Wauchula State Bank and
directed future revenues to go
there, too.
SBA also said participants
could withdraw additional Fund
A amounts, subject to a two per-


cent penalty. For Hardee, that
would amount to about $45,000
of the. remaining,$2:221,million
still in Fund A. ;"We will with-;;
draw the remaining amount.
when we. can without penalty,"
Jones said.
The $709,330 in Fund B can-
not be withdrawn at this time.
Although President Bush has
frozen sub-prime loan rates,
they are being held until its
assets mature, projected to be at
least 12 months.
Jones clarified that the school
district's cash flows will cover
payrolls, three account payable
check runs, the Florida retire-
ment system contributions and
health insurance payments
without borrowing any funds.
With receipt of property tax
revenue in the spring, there
should be no problems, he said.
"We were blindsided and
learned a .lesson. We have lost
confidence in SBA. They think
they know the extent of the
problem, but now there is
doubt. The unwillingness of the
state of Florida to guarantee our
losses and the governor's
unwillingness to put the full
force of the state behind it con-
cerns me. One writer said
although the state did not have a
legal obligation, it had a moral
obligation to do so," said Jones.
School Board members asked
Jones to draft a letter to SBA
with the concerns on the infor-
mation delay and bring it to the
Dec. 13 board meeting for their
review and signatures.
He also expressed concern
about the state budget which
was passed in May. "Within two
months, they 'discovered' a $1
billion revenue shortfall. In a
couple of more months it was
another $1 billion shortfall, and
now they say it will be worse.
We still aren't sure how much
cut we will get."


APPLY NOW
Continued From 1A
residents of Wauchula Hills.
Part of the CDBG funds the
county recently received will
connect 89 homes to the coun-
ty's water and wastewater sys-
tem.
"Many of the people are
extremely grateful. They didn't
have the money to connect to
the county system and needed
to because aging septic systems
and the nitrate problems pre-
vented them using their water
for routine tasks. They used
bottled water for almost every-
thing, including washing their
hair," commented Gilliard.
The first phase of homes in
Wauchula Hills connected to
the county system will take in
some of the more dense streets,
from Poucher south to Hancock
and as far west as Stansfield
and Harris roads. Phases two
and three will complete the
area.
To accomplish this, Gilliard
and her staff are coordinating
the new grant dollars with oth-
ers from the State Housing
Initiative Program, hurricane
relief monies and others. They
have to keep the pots of money
and their reports separate, a
daunting task when working
with thousands of dollars.
Grant dollars for other pro-
grams are intended for low and
very low income families, with
the exception of the home own-
ership program which includes
those of moderate income, up to
120 percent of the county's
median income. Eligibility
depends on the size of the fam-
ily, different for one than two
persons, etc.
The ultimate goal is to pro-
vide county citizens with a safe
living environment. The hous-
ing rehabilitation or replace-
ment programs carry a 10-year
lien, not requiring payment, but
remaining in the home for 10
years, after which the "loan" is
forgiven.
Since the 2004 hurricanes,
861 families have applied for
some form of housing assis-
tance, reported Gilliard. There
have been 87 families helped to
move from emergency hurri-
cane housing into homes. Also,
88 families have had houses
rehabilitated and 19 more are in
progress. Replacement homes
have been built for 87 families,
with six more in the works.
Finally, 94 families have
completed the home ownership
program and' 26 others are in
process. Like the other pro-
grams, this includes homeown-
er and budget counseling to
avoid foreclosures as much as
possible. If they run into possi-
ble foreclosure, they are coun-
seled to refinance the mortgage
and helped to plan how to stay
solvent.
Gilliard is in the process of
getting a national Housing and
Urban Development certifica-
tion in housing and budget, one
of only two people in area
counties to do so. The program
involves several week-long
educational seminars all around
the nation.
She said she could not do it
without the cooperation and-
capability of her staff to work in
her absence and continue the
many programs available for
Hardee County residents.



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December 13, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3A


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

75 YEARS AGO
Brilliant Christmas Pageant
Is Planned: The Christmas
pageant to be staged in the City
Hall auditorium on Monday
night, Dec. 26, will be a bril-
liant and impressive affair,
according to all indications.
The central theme, of course,
is the birth of Christ and the
manger. There are songs by
choruses and the music will be
appropriate and beautiful. Rev.
B. A. Roth, pastor of First
Baptist church, is staging the
pageant.

Blackpath Chautauqua To
Give Entertainment: The Black-
path Chautauqua, under direc-
tion of Leroy B. Russell, will
give a performance in the City
Hall tonight at 8:00 o'clock, the
theme of which is "Heaven
Bound."

Wauchula Will Soon Get
Weather Station: A U.S. weath-
er station is soon to be estab-
lished in Wauchula and will be .
in operation by Jan, 1, 1933.
This,is the word from Walter
J. Bennett, meteorologist in
charge of the Jacksonville
weather bureau.

Conference Returned All
Pastors In Hardee: All Metho-
dist pastors of churches in
Hardee County were returned
for another year at the close of
the annual conference meeting
in Jacksonville Sunday.
The pastors returned include
Rev. Karl H. Koestline, to the
Wauchula church; Rev. J.W.
Austin, to the Bowling Green
church; and Rev. H.L. Boyd,
supply to the Zolfo Springs
church.

Legion and Auxiliary Will
Install Officers: The Herger
Williams Post of the Legion is
planning on holding the annual
installation of officers Monday
night, with R.A. Taylor being
installed as post commander.

50 Years Ago
Negro School Plans Okayed:
Preliminary architect's plans4'or
the new Negro high school
were approved by the Hardee
County School Board at its


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


meeting Dec. 5 at the Court
House.
Construction on the $85,000
school is scheduled to begin
March 1 with August 1 as the
target date for completion.

Wildcats Even With 2-2
Record: The Hardee Wildcats,
after winning their first two
games at home, dropped two
road games losing to Venice 52-
47 Saturday and dropping a 34-
31 dedication game to Palmetto
Tuesday night.

Another Year: Norris Brooks,
outgoing president of the
Bowling Green Business Men's
Club, turned the gavel over to
the new president, Leroy Sauls.
Other new officers are vice-
president Curtis Ezelle and new
secretary-treasurer Robert Rat-
liff. The officers were installed
at the club's meeting Dec. 5 at
the school cafeteria.

Parade To Follow Christmas
Party: A parade, headed by the
Hardee County .High School
Band, will be the finale fori the
Order of Moose Christmas
party for county youngsters
Dec. 21.
First and second prizes for
most attractive floats are being
offered. Also, bands from sur-
rounding counties are expected
to participate in the parade.

Hart Goes Hunting: Tal-
madge C. Hart, State Game and
Fresh Water Fish Department
commissioner, collected a brace
of mallards that he killed last
Saturday while hunting on the
ranch of Cecil Webb.


from the clerk, ordering her to
open the store's safe. A silver
handgun was held to her head,
Harris described. One of the
men grabbed her by the shirt
collar and forced her to the
office where the safe was locat-
ed.
One of the robbers took an
undisclosed amount of cash
from the safe then ripped the
phone cord out of the wall, the
major said. He tried to leave out
the back door of the store, but
activated the automatic fire
alarm. Instead, the two men ran
to the front of the store and fled
out the double glass doors.
Harris said the men left in
such a hurry and with such
.force that both doors came off
their hinges.
Investigators remain on the
case, he said.
The robbery heightens con-
cerfs for the safety of business
owners and customers, espe-
cially at this time of year.
Harris advised store owners


Hart also brought home a big
turkey gobbler and two pheas-
ant on the one-day hunt.

Wauchulan Receives Ap-
praisers Plaque: Vaughn M.
Hewey of Wauchula received a
past president's plaque at the
annual banquet of the West.
Coast Chapter of the Society of
Residential Appraisers Wednes-
day evening at Holiday House
near Sarasota.
25 YEARS AGO
Miss Magnolia Crowned:
Berth Hawthorne was crowned
Miss Magnolia Manor Saturday,
at the Agri-Civic Center. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hubert Hawthorne of Ona. At
the same time, Kim Myrick was
chosen prince and Dixie Lee
Rivers was chosen as princess
of the pageant.

Painting By Robert Butler
Auctioned Off For $400: A
painting created by Robert
Butler, during a demonstration
at the annual Art Show and Sale
Saturday, was auctioned off for
$400 to Betty Kay of Vandolah
Road.
Replacements Needed For
Illegal Aliens: Farmers and
crew leaders are hard put to
replace work crews that were
depleted last week when the
U.S. Border Pattol picked up
110 illegal aliens in Hardee
County.

Wauchula Methodist To Hear
Rev. Dough: The Rev. Whitney
J. Dough will be at the First
United Methodist Church of
Wauchula Sunday, Dec. 12.


who are suspicious of any vehi-
cles or of any people in or
around their businesses to call
the Sheriffs Office immediate-
..ly. "Beware," he cautioned. "If
there is anyone you are uncom-
fortable with, call and we will
send someone to check them
out," he noted. "We would
rather work to prevent a crime
than work to investigate it after-
ward."
Harris said sheriffs deputies
will also provide escorts to
owners' and workers" cars at
closing time. "Just call, and law
enforcement will come and
make sure you are able to leave
safely," he said.
"Please call us," the major
implored.
Harris said the Sheriff's
Office is stepping up patrols
around area businesses. "We
will make every effort to pre-
vent such crimes, and will do
everything we can to ensure
safety until we can apprehend
these people," he promised.


Plaintiff,


V.
OSCAR LUVIANO AND MARIA
MERCEDES CARDOSO
Defendants. /

AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANTS:
OSCAR LUVIANO
4823 Sally Blvd.
Bowling Green, FL 33834
Last Known Mailing and Physical
Address
MARIA MERCEDES CARDOSO
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 11th day of
January, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Court either
fore 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 11th day of
December 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
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Prediabetes: A Wake-Up Call To

Make Changes To Prevent Diabetes


New data suggests that 54
million Americans may be on
track to develop diabetes within
the next 10 years.
They have prediabetes, a con-
dition where blood sugar is
higher than normal but not high
enough to be classified as type
2 diabetes. A special diabetes
report in the November issue of
Mayo Clinic Women's Health-
Source covers prediabetes and
what can be done to prevent it
from becoming type 2 diabetes,
a potentially debilitating and
life-threatening disease.
Overlooking prediabetes is
easy, because often there are no
symptoms. And blood tests for
prediabetes aren't given routine-
ly.
People age 45 and older who
have never been tested for dia-
betes should discuss predia-
betes screening with a physi-
cian. A blood glucose test will
likely be recommended for peo-
ple who have any of these risk
'factors:
A family history of dia-
betes
A body mass index of 25 or


high er
lAow levels of high-density
lipop otein (HDL or "good")
cholesterol and high triglyc-
erides, another blood fat
High blood pressure
A history of gestational
diabetes (diabetes during preg-
nancy) or giving birth to a baby
weighing more than 9 pounds
Polycystic ovary syndrome
An ethnicity that is dispro-
portionately affected by dia-
betes, including African-
American, American Indian,
Hispanic-American/Latino and
Asian-American/Pacific
Islander.
For those who have predia-
betes, making healthy lifestyle
changes can significantly
reduce the risk of developing
diabetes. One large research
study found that diet and exer-
cise that resulted iri a 5 percent
to 7 percent weight loss could
lower the risk of diabetes in
high-risk individuals by 58 per-
cent. For example, someone
who weighs 200 pounds could
potentially prevent diabetes by
losing just 10 to 15 pounds.


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During the Sunday school
hour at 10 a.m., he will do a
hymn-drama of "Fill My Cup,
Lord."

Handball-Racquetball Courts
Officially Opened Monday
Night: The paint was still dry-
ing on two recently completed
courts at the Recreation
Complex Monday night when
they were officially opened for
public use.

Dennis W. Stults, Executive
Vice President of Scotty's Inc.,
announced that Dewey Hamb-
lin has assumed the responsibil-
ities of assistant manager of the
company's store in Wauchula.

10 YEARS AGO
I'ts Beginning To Look A lot
Like Christmas: Cool tempera-
tures created the perfect back-
drop for the Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce annual
Christmas parade on Saturday.
Crowds bundled up and lined
the streets of downtown Wau-
chula to view floats, antique
cars, marchers and bands and
await the arrival of the jovial
old fellow from the North Pole,
Santa Claus.

State Park Hosts Festival
Saturday: On Saturday, Paynes
Creek State Historic Site will be
hosting its third annual Arts and
Crafts festival. A wide variety
of vendors from across Florida
will be on hand demonstrating,
exhibiting and selling various
art and craft items.

United Way Helps Hardee
Residents: County employees
recently received a pat on the
back for helping their neighbors
through United Way. In their
behalf, county commissioners
accepted a certificate of appre-
ciation and some well-earned
recognition.

Wauchula Approves Main
Street Park Plan: The Wauchula
city council got a good look at
proposed plans for the Main
Street Park on Monday evening
and liked what they saw. The
initial price tag is in the neigh-
borhood of $142,000. Among
the first work to be done is
brick paving for the center-
piece, walkways, and parking
areas off both Main Street and
South Seventh Avenue.

ZSE Kids Tie Ribbons, Take
Pledge: Zolfo Springs Elemen-
tary School observed National
Red Ribbon Week Oct. 27-3 1, a
campaign to education children
about the dangers of drugs.
Many of the students participat-
ed in tying red ribbons on the
school fence to show support of
the slogan, "We've Got Better
Things To Do Than Drugs."

Bernie Carbo Addresses
Youth: Former Major League
Baseball player Bernie Carbo, a
power hitter for the Boston Red
Sox, has spoken to Wauchula
youth baseball groups on, two
occasions within a 12-month
period. Once he was a guest
speaker at the invitation of First
Baptist Church of Wauchula.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Brittny Williams, 15, of 817 Pleasant Way, Bowling Green,
has not been seen by her mother and stepfather, Lisa and
Gregorio Perez, since Saturday nor has she attended her
ninth-grade classes at Hardee Senior High School
Brittny was supposed to be in Lakeland at the movies
with friends on Saturday night. She never came home.
Sunday she text-messaged her mother and Tuesday she
called, but she will not say where she is or when she will
return. Brittny is 5'4" tall, weighs 110-115 pounds, has
brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information
on her whereabouts is asked to call the Bowling Green
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4A The Ilerald-Advocate, December 13, 2007


Obituaries


IGNACIO RODRIGUEZ JR.
Ignacio Rodriguez Jr., 55, of
Bowling Green, died Tuesday,
December 4, 2007 at home.
He was born July 25, 1952 in
Arkansas, and was a Catholic.
He is survived by his com-
panion of 21 years, Elena
Chavira of Bowling Green; two
sons, Adam Gonzales of
Bowling Green and Tommy
Rodriguez of Middlesex, N.C.;
two daughters, Esperanza
Garcia of Bartow and Beatrice
Rodriguez of Wilson, N.C.;
four brothers, Robert Rodriguez
of San Antonio, Texas, Ralph
Rodriguez of Texas, and Miguel
and Santiago Rodriguez, both
of Mercedes, Texas; five sisters,
Lorenza Martinez of Bowling
Green, Belinda Rodriguez of
Michigan, Maria Garza of West-
Laco, Texas, and Sanjuana
Mercedes and Olivia Zavala;
and nine grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, Dec. 7
from 7 until 9 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were held at
11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael
Catholic Church with Father
Vincent officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula
There is no greater loan than
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IGNACIO
RODRIGUEZ JRL
Ignacio Rodriguez Jr., 55,
of Bowling Green, died
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
at home.
He was born July 25, 1952
in Arkansas, and was a
Catholic.
He is survived by his com-
panion of 21 years, Elena
'Chavira of Bowling Green;
two sons, Adam Gonzales of
Bowling Green and Tommy
Rodriguez of Middlesex,
N.C.; two daughters, Esper-
anza Garcia of Bartow and
Beatrice Rodriguez of Wil-
son, N.C.; four brothers,
Robert Rodriguez of San
Antonio, Texas, Ralph Rod-
riguez of Texas, and Miguel
and Santiago Rodriguez,
both of Mercedes, Texas;
five sisters, Lorenza Martin-
ez of Bowling Green, Be-
linda Rodriguez of Michi-
gan, Maria Garza of West
Laco, Texas, and Sanjuana
Mercedes and Olivia Zavala;
and nine grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday,
Dec. 7 from 7 until 9 p.m. at
the funeral home. Services
were held at 11 a.m. Satur-
day at St. Michael Catholic
Church with Father Vincent
officiating. Burial followed
in Bowling Green Cemetery.



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MARY ELLEN EARLS
Mary Ellen Earls, 58, of Fort
Meade, died Friday, December
7, 2007, at home.
Born June 14, 1949 i"
Tampa, she lived in Fort Meade
since 1998, coming from
Atlanta, Ga. She was manag-
er/business owner for a pest
control business, a past member
of the National Association of
Credit Managers, a member of
the Secret Pal Club at Oak View
Estates and of the Catholic
faith.
Survivors are her husband,
Donald "Don" Earls of Fort
Meade; daughter, Christie Anne
and husband Johnny Barfoot of
Bristol; three sons, Donald W.
"Robbie" and wife Wendy Earls
of Mission Viejo, Calif., Jeffrey
W. Robinson of Mission Viejo,
Calif. and James C. "Jamie"
and wife Brandy Robinson of
Dana Point, Calif; one brother,
Michael and wife Jean Barnes
of Seffner; and two grandchil-
dren Tyler and Kyle Robinson.
Memorial services will be
held at the funeral home at 11
a.m. Saturday.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


MODESTO ARMENTO
VARGAS
Modesto Armento Vargas,
23, of Zolfo Springs, died in an
accident.
He was born in El Capire,
Guerrero, Mexico. He worked
as a milker for a dairy.
He was returned to Mexico
for services and burial.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula









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PEARLE ELAINE
EARNEST
Pearle Elaine Earnest, 66,
of Wauchula, died Thursday,
December 6, 2007, at Florida
Hospital-Heartland in
Sebring.
She was a member of Lake
Dale Baptist church.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 46 years Robert; two
daughters, Tracy Napier of
Wauchula and Sherry Chaffin
of Winter Springs; a son,
Robert D. Earnest of Or-
lando; four brothers, Ronnie
Newland of Hollywood,
Larry Newland of Jackson-
ville Beach, Norval Newland
of Davie and Steve Newland
of Sevierville, Tenn.; 11
grandchildren, Jessica Earn-
est, Robbie Earnest, Walt
Napier III, William Earnest,
Christopher Chaffin, Casey
Chaffin, Victoria Earnest,
Jennifer Napier, Hannah
Napier, Jonathan Earnest and
Andrew Hamill; and a great-
grandchild, Aubry Earnest.
Services were on Sunday
Dec. 9, at New Hope Baptist
Church at 2 p.m. with burial
following at Lake Dale
Cemetery.

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NORA LEE WYNN JONES
Nora Lee Wynn Jones, 94, of
Zolfo Springs, formerly of
Arcadia and Sarasota, died
Monday, December 10, 2007.
She was born Sept. 20, 191.)
in Hamilton County.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, John Wiley and
Anna Lillar Boyd Wynn; hus-
band, John Allen Jones and a
son, John Allen Jones Jr.
She is survived by four
daughters, Norma Lee Warren
of Sarasota, Clara Reba Zwart
of Lake City, Patsy Carolyn
Andrews and husband Donald
of Myakka City, Peggy Loraine
Craig and husband Rhett of
Crestview; 14 grandchildren,
32 great-grandchildren, and 11
great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 to
11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 16, at
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
Home, 50 N. Hillsborough
Ave., Arcadia, with services fol-
lowing at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Jim Toole officiating. Burial
will follow at Joshua Creek
Cemetery.
Ponger-Kays-Grady
Funeral Home and
Cremation Services
Arcadia


ETHEL MARGARET
BALLARD
Ethel Margaret Ballard, 83,
of Zolfo Springs, died Friday,
December 7, 2007, at her home.
She was a lifelong resident of
Zolfo Springs. With her hus-
band Maurice she owned and
operated the Ballard's Grocery
Store for 37 years. She worked
as a clerk there for 30 years.
She had been a member of the
United Methodist Church .of
Zolfo Springs for 72 years.
She was preceded in death by
a sister, Louise Whitlock; and
parents, Hutto and Bessie
Altman Durrance.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 56 years Maurice
Ballard; a daughter, Linda
Smith and husband Winston; a
son, Chip Ballard; three grand-
children, Ashleigh Swinford,
Rhett Smith and Kyle Ballard;
and a host of nieces and
nephews.
Visitation was held on
Sunday, Dec. 9 from 6 until 8
p.m. at the Brant Funeral
Chapel. Services were Monday
at the United Methodist Church
of Zolfo Springs at 10 a.m. with
burial following at Friendship
Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

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ETHEL MARGARET
BALLARD
Ethel Margaret Ballard,
83, of Zolfo Springs, died
Friday, December 7, 2007, at
her home.
She was a lifelong resident
of Zolfo Springs. With her
husband Maurice she owned
and operated the Ballard's
Grocery Store for 37 years.
She worked as a clerk there
for 30 years. She had been a
member of the United
Methodist Church of Zolfo
Springs for 72 years.
She was preceded in death
by a sister, Louise Whitlock;
and parents, Hutto and Bessie
Altman Durrance.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 56 years Maurice
Ballard; a daughter, Linda
Smith and husband Winston;


a son, Chip Ballard; three
grandchildren, Ashleigh
Swinford, Rhett Smith and
Kyle Ballard; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on
Sunday, Dec. 9 from 6 until 8
p.m. at the Brant Funeral
Chapel. Services were Mon-
day at the United Methodist
Church of Zolfo Springs at
10 a.m. with burial following
at Friendship Cemetery.

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FERMIN G. MALDONADO
Fermin G. Maldonado, 78, of
Fort Meade, died Tuesday,
December 4, 2007, at his home.
Born in Falfuffias, Texas, on
March 22, 1929, he came to
Fort Meade from Blissfield,
Mich. in 1955. He had worked
for Rumenent Nitro Fertilizer
Co. in Adrian, Mich. and was a
janitor for Anna Woodberry
Middle School in Fort Meade.
He attended Cornerstone
Church of God in Fort Meade.
He was preceded in death by
two brothers, Gilbert Maldon-
ado and Albert Maldonado; two
sisters, Barbara Perez and
Matilda Flores; and one great-
grandchild.
He is survived by his wife,
Herminia T. Maldonado of Fort
Meade; a son, Eduardo and wife
Vera Maldonado of Brooklyn,
Mich.; daughters, SanJuanita
and husband Jose Navarro of
Rochelle, Ill., Anna and hus-
band Manuel Avila of Fort
Meade, and Sylvia Maldonado
and friend Vito Guana of De-
fiance, Ohio; brothers Robert
"Roy" Maldonado of Ranger,
Texas, Guadalupe Maldonado
Jr. of Freeport, Texas, and
Raymond Maldonado of Ridge-
wood, Texas; nine grandchil-
dren; and 10 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Friday, Dec.
7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were Satur-
day at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral
home, followed by interment at
Homeland Cemetery.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade
FULGENCIO FLORES
GARCIA
Fulgencio Flores Garcia, 46,
of Wauchula, died Monday,
December 3, 2007, at his home.
Born in Trigomila, Guerrero,
Mexico, he worked as a picker
in the citrus industry.
He will be buried in Mexico,
following services there.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


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ROY V.
CREWS
Roy V. Crews, 84, a life-
long resident of Ona, died
Monday, December 10,
2007, in Sarasota.
He was born March 30,
1923 in Crewsville, was a
rancher, and a member of
Union Baptist Church in
Lily.
Survivors include his
wife, Shirley Crews of Ona;
one son, Earl "Happy"
Crews of Zolfo Springs; one
daughter, Patty Braddock of
Bowling Green; two sisters,
Audrey Conley of Wauchula
and Zelda Randall of
Labelle; five grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is Wednesday,
Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home. Services
will be held at 1 p.m. today
(Thursday) in the Sanctuary
of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula with the Rev.
Ricky Dyal and Duck Smith
officiating. Burial will fol-
low in Wauchula Cemetery.



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ROY V. CREWS
Roy V. Crews, 84, a lifelong
resident of Ona, died Monday,
December 10, 2007, in
Sarasota.
He was born March 30, 1923
in Crewsville, was a rancher,
and a member of Union Baptist
Church in Lily.
Survivors include his wife,
Shirley Crews of Ona; one son,
Earl "Happy" Crews of Zolfo
Springs; 'one daughter, Patty
Braddock of Bowling Green;
two sisters, Audrey Conley of
Wauchula and Zelda Randall of
Labelle; five grandchildren; and
11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is Wednesday,
Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services will be
held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday)
in the Sanctuary of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula with the
Rev. Ricky Dyal and Duck
Smith officiating. Burial will
follow in Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


DREW McQUIEN
Drew McQuien, 79, of Fort
Meade, died Saturday, Decem-
ber 8, 2007.
Born Oct. 13, 1928 in.
DeFuniak Springs, he served
two years in the U.S. Marines.
He was a supervisor for Eastern
Airlines in Miami for 36 years,
after which he retired to Fort
Meade.
Survivors are two sisters,
Mary McKinney of Bartow and
Joyce Lightsey of Fort Meade;
and a brother, Ronald McQuien
of Austin, Texas.
Visitation was at the funeral
home from 10 to 11 a.m. Tues-
day, where services were at 11
a.m.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade






MODESTO
ARMENTO VARGAS
Modesto Armento Vargas,
23, of Zolfo Springs, died in
an accident.
He was born in El Capire,
Guerrero, Mexico. He worked
as a milker for a dairy.
He was returned to Mexico
for services and burial.

Brant Funeral

Chapel
"Our family serving your family"
404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula


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Monument

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PEARLE ELAINE
EARNEST
Pearle Elaine Earnest, 66, of
Wauchula, died Thursday,
December 6, 2007, at Florida
Hospital-Heartland in Sebring.
She was a member of Lake
Dale Baptist church.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 46 years Robert; two
daughters, Tracy Napier of
Wauchula and Sherry Chaffin
of Winter Springs; a son, Robert
D. Earnest of Orlando; four
brothers, Ronnie Newland of
Hollywood, Larry Newland of
Jacksonville Beach, Norval
Newland of Davie and Steve
Newland of Sevierville, Tenn.;
11 grandchildren, Jessica
Earnest, Robbie Earnest, Walt
Napier III, William Earnest,
Christopher Chaffin, Casey
Chaffin, Victoria Earnest,
Jennifer Napier, Hannah
Napier, Jonathan Earnest and
Andrew Hamill; and a great-
grandchild, Aubry Earnest.
Services were on Sunday
Dec. 9, at New Hope Baptist
Church at 2 p.m. with burial
following at Lake Dale
Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula






















FULGENCIO FLORES
GARCIA

Fulgencio Flores Garcia,
46, of Wauchula, died
Monday, December 3, 2007,
at his home.
Born in Trigomila,
Guerrero, Mexico, he worked
as a picker in the citrus indus-
try.
He will be buried in
.Mexico, following services
Stl~re.

Brant Funeral

Chapel
"Our family serving your family"
404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula


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December 13, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee boys soccer had an
unusual outing last week with a
loss, a win and a tie.
They ended the week 4-3-1
overall and now 3-1 in 4A-10.
This week, Hardee went to
Palmetto on Tuesday and host
Sebring toaay (Thursday) at
Wildcat Stadium in a 6 p.m.
game.
Next week's trio leads into
the holiday break. The Wildcats
host Mulberry Dec. 17, Avon
Park Dec. 18 and Braden River
on Dec. 20, hoping to avenge
the only district loss and resume
district leadership.
Hardee started last week with
its third, but first district loss,
coming at the hands of the
Braden River Pirates on their
field.
"We should not have lost. We
were up 3-0 at halftime, but let
scoring opportunities get away
by not scoring when we should
have," said disappointed coach
Ron Kline.
Senior Luis Reyes nearly had
a hat trick for Hardee. He
scored-20:07 into the game on a
throw-in from classmate Adam
Juarez. Reyes hit another shot at
27:15. The third tally of the half
came when he passed to junior
Eliseo Diaz at the 29-minute
mark.
In the second half, Braden
River came alive, with a pair of
passing shots and two individ-
ual goals. Soph Martin Vega got
Hardee on the board again with
a goal at 22:38, but the Pirates
got a tap-in in the last three
minutes to win the game.
Last Thursday, Hardee trav-
eled to Arcadia and got back on
the district win track against the
DeSoto Bulldogs. After a tough
back-and-forth first half, during
which neither team was able to,
Vega got Hardee going with a
beautiful, long arcing shot
which went through the goalie's
hands.
The Bulldogs tied the score
1-1 when Evarista Angeles hit
with 15:30 left in the game. The
Wildcats went back in front at
the 7:53 mark, when Jose
Casteneda threw the ball in. It
bounced in front of the net and
Reyes headed it in the goal.
DeSoto wouldn't quit"and
tied the game again at'th1e 4-
minute mark when Max Netro
got one past the Hardee goalie.
Hardee came back to win at
the 1:47 mark, when Reyes took
a close shot from about 10
yards out and nailed it for the
final score of the game. The
Wildcats won 3-2.
"We played strong team ball
and did not give up, continuous-
ly rising to the occasion. We
were strong in all aspects of the



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 252007CP000123
IN RE THE ESTATE OF:
FRED HASH,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FRED HASH, deceased, File
Number 252007CP000123,is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
FL 33873. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED


The date of first publication of
|his notice Is December 13, 2007.
Personal Representative:
BENJAMIN R. HASH
1920 Dansby Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III
FLORIDA BAR NO.: 178379
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III,P.A.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, FI 33873
Telephone (863) 773-0500
12:13,20c


game, footwork, passing and
defense. I was really happy with
their play; it made us 1-1 in the,
district.
Injured at the end of the
DeSoto game, Reyes was
unable to go on Friday night,
when rival Fort Meade came to
town, fresh off a 4-0 win over
McKeel Academy.
The hard-fought 0-0 game
was a good preparation for the
upcoming game at always
tough Palmetto.
"It was a traditional rivalry
against Fort Meade that both
teams get up for and this time
was no different," commented
Kline.
"I thought we were going to
score at one point in the second
half but the ball was stopped
just short of going in on a shot
that rattled around the goalposts
but was finally stopped by their
goalkeeper," summed up Kline.



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.


ir 3rd Annual


Soccer Boys Have

Weird Week


Silver
Sponsor
Joe L. Davis,
Inc. Realtors


Corporate
Sponsors
Cohan Radio
Group
$2,000 Hole in One
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/'Bronze-
' Sponsor "
Florida Hospital
Heartland
Division


Hole Sponsors
Clifford M. Ables, Ill. PA, Alan Jay Automotive Network Big "T" Tire Country Club
Realty Highlands County Dee's Place Restaurant. Sebring First Presbyterian Church. Lake
Placid (Two Holes) Geo-Dev Inc., Avon Park Heartland National Bank. Avon Park *
Highlands Independent Bank,. Sebring Immanuel Baptist Church, Bowling Green ,
Bill Jarrett Ford, Avon Park Jellybeans A Children's Boutique. Wauchula Plaza Chevrolet.
Avon Park (Two Holes) Wauchula State Bank. Wauchula Wells Dodge Chrysler. Avon Park
Door Prizes and Contributions .
Clifford I. Ables, IIIl. PA. *Barnhill's Buffet Country Club of Sebring Chill's Firehouse Subs
Florida Hospital, Sebring Fountain Funeral Home Harder Hall Golf Course Cora Thompson. Golf
Pro Highlands Regional Hospital Homer's Buffet Inn on the Lakes International House of
Pancakes J&J Cuts Jimmy's Florist Kentucky Fried Chicken. Avon Park Laye's Tire Long's Air
Conditioning Pizza Hut. Axon Park PhosChem Publix Supermarkets, Axon Park Orange Blossom
Pregnancy Care Centers River Greens Golf Course Royal Furniture Sandy's Circle Cafe Sebring
Municipal Golf Course Sebring Raceway Dan Evers State Farm J.A. Ste\ens Subwta>, Avon Park *
The Blue Crab The Hair Depot Tires Plus Usher Furniture Village Inn Edwin Watts Golf *
Wells Dodge Chrysler, Alon Park Winn-Diie, Avon Park s
*.. Kim Autry/Jack Clark/Carol DeWiit/Warwick R. Furr, H. P.A./Brenda Hill/David Russ ** ,


Pr cs apdInymntq dq'V Incaiude t c pxo uo~. d ~o4elrh not res oflsibI! for ltypographical, errors. .1 -'.
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(Avon Park & Wauchula)


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FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Dec. 6, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 12,795 com-
pared to 13,814 last week and 10,099 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
and heifers mostly steady.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 127.00-200.00
300-400 lbs., 104.00-152.00; and
400-500 lbs., 97.00-125.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 108.00-182.50;
300-400 lbs., 94.00-120.00; and
400-500 lbs., 84.00-109.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 42.00-
47.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 54.00-
61.00.





WEATHER SUMMARY
Collier and Broward counties of the southern Peninsula
received limited rain during the week of Dec. 3 9; elsewhere, only
traces of half an inch or less fell. Temperatures at the major stations
averaged one to ten degrees above normal. Daytime highs were in
the 70s and 80s. A cold front moved across the State mid-week, but
the warm temperatures returned later in the week. Nighttime lows
were in the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s; with Jay, Tallahassee, and
Alachua recording at least one low temperature in the 20s.

FIELD CROPS
Last of the cotton was harvested in Washington County but a
considerable amount was waiting to be picked in Santa Rosa.
Harvest of locally grown pecans was active in the tri-county area
around Starke. Soil moisture was rated very short to short in areas
along the north-west coast. Some areas of the Panhandle, Santa
Rosa, Washington, Jackson, and Leon reported short topsoil mois-
ture. In areas along the east coast, reports of short to adequate soil
moisture. No counties reported surplus soil moisture.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week I year week week Year
Percent
Very short 12 13 33 11 15 29
Short 53 43 38 54 50 38
Adequate 35 43 29 35 35 34
Surplus 0 1 0 0 0 0
VEGETABLES
Planting and harvesting continued for some vegetable crops.
The watermelon crop in the Ft. Myers area and tomato crop in
Gadsden County has ended. Planting remained on schedule in cen-
tral and southern Peninsula with potato planting very active around
Immokalee. Around Palatka, acres of mixed vegetables were plant-
ed including mustard, kale, collards, turnips, broccoli, cabbage,
beets, and green onions. Strawberries were in good condition
around Plant City and should begin harvesting toward the end of
this month. Other vegetables marketed during the week included
snap beans, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, escarole, endive,
lettuce, okra, peppers, radishes, squash, strawberries, and tomatoes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
very poor to good with most in fair condition. In Santa Rosa
County, most pasture continued to be overgrazed and stock ponds
were still low. Little grass hay has been harvested with a consider-
able increase in peanut hay harvested this year. The lack of rain this
past week combined with cold evening weather continued to nega-
tively impact pastures. Statewide, cattle condition was mostly fair
to good.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 3 1 7 5
Poor 4 5 19 30
Fair 45 40 46 40
Good 45 51 27 24
Excellent 3 3 1 1


CITRUS
Mild temperatures continued in all citrus-producing reg
reaching the low to mid-80s in all areas. Early in the week, a
cold front brought nighttime temperatures to the low 40s in i
areas. Rainfall for the week was sparse with most stations rep
ing less than one tenth of an inch or none. All areas are in nee
more rainfall. All major packinghouses were running at full ca
ity. Packing for fundraising programs was in full swing and
continue through mid-December. Harvested varieties inclu
Sunburst tangerines, early and Navel oranges, grapefruit, and
gelos. All processing plants have started running fruit, accept
field run or direct to processor fruit and packinghouse eliminate
Limited grove activity included mowing, spraying, fertilizing,
young tree care. Various methods were used to control gree
and deal with its effects.


ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Nov 25 | Dec 02 | Dec 09
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early oranges 687 2,686 4,359
Navel oranges 113 264 362
Ambersweet oranges 0 30 10
Grapefruit 362 536 706
Fallglo tangerines 9 4 4
Sunburst tangerines '110 199 226


ions,
mild
most
port-
ed of
inac-


Panther


Sightings


Listed
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service has released the "2007
Interagency Florida Panther
Response Team Report," sum-
marizing human-panther inter-
actions investigated between
December 2003 and June 2007.
The report was prepared by a
team of biologists, law enforce-
ment officers and representa-
tives from the Fish & Wildlife
.Service, the National Park
Service and the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission.
Reported interactions include
panther sightings and encoun-
ters, a panther that was removed
from the wild because it was
deemed a potential threat, and
multiple instances of domestic
animals as prey.
As more Floridians move into
panther habitat, the potential for
human-panther interactions in-
creases. Therefore, the team
developed a plan to promote
public safety and panther con-
servation.
Additionally, the report sum-
marizes outreach and educa-
tional efforts completed by the
team and partnering organiza-
tions and local government
agencies, which provide the
public with the information and
tools needed to live and recreate
in panther habitat.
To view the report, visit
myfwc.comrn/panther/.


THURSDAY, DEC. 13
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex 1, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
VZolfo Springs Elemen-
tary School, advisory council
meeting on restructing and
parent involvement plans,
Media Center, 4 School-
house Road, Zolfo Springs,
6:30 p.m.

MONDAY, DEC. 17
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, regular meet-
ing, Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 17
North, Zolfo Springs, 7 p.m.

WED., DEC. 19
VCentral Florida Health
Care Center, Santa visit, free
picture and gift (while sup-
plies last), 204 E. Palmetto
St., Wauchula 3 to 5 p.m.



Business

Counseling

Available


Vil- Business owners can receive
wded free and low-cost counseling

tan- services through the University
ting of South Florida's Small
ions. Business Development Center
and of the Heartland at South
ning Florida Community College.
Certified business analysts
Bill Raymond and Bob
McKown provide free and con-
fidential counseling services
Monday through Fridays from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in their office
on the Main Campus in Avon
Park.
Business owners can get
advice on a wide range of issues
vital to their success, such as
increasing sales, reducing costs,
improving cash flow, winning
government contracts, obtain-
ing financing, writing a busi-
ness plan, and preparing for dis-
asters.
Consultations are held at the
Highlands Campus, or at the
business site. Business training
workshops are available for a
nominal fee.
Each month, there will be a
two-hour seminar on "Steps to
Starting a Small Business." A
12-week business planning and
entrepreneurship course is
available each quarter.
To arrange an appointment,
call Raymond at 784-7378 or
McKown at 784-7379. They
can be reached by e-mail at
rraymond@coba.usf.edu or
bmckown@coba.usf.edu.

Friendship is the only cement
that will ever hold the world
together.
-Woodrow Wilson


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COURTESY PHOTO
The Student Council at Wauchula Elementary School is organizing a canned-food
drive to benefit the Hardee Help Center this holiday season. Collected items will help
feed the needy while helping the children share in the joy of giving. Donations are fill-
ing up baskets, as shown by (from left) Savannah Aubry, Cheyenne Pohl and Adam
Solis with Student Council sponsor Karla Patarini.



Letter To The Editor


Commissioner Is Thankful For


Many State-Funded Projects


Dear Editor:
This is an open letter to J.D.
Alexander, Baxter Troutman,
the Secretary of Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation
(FDOT), and the citizens of
Hardee County:
By no means is this letter
meant to minimize the impor-
tance or urgency of the four-
laning of U.S. Hwy.. 17 from
Zolfo Springs south to the
county line. However, since the
Christmas season is the season
to be thankful, I wanted to make.
a list of some things that I am
thankful for.
Without the help of J.D.
Alexander, Baxter Troutman
and FDOT, the following things
would not have been made pos-
sible for Hardee County: the
four-laning of U.S. Hwy. 17
from Polk County to Zolfo
Springs, appropriation of
money for the beautification of
U.S. Hwy. 17 in Bowling
Green, Wauchula, and Zolfo
Springs, widening and repaving
of State Road 62, State Road
64, East and West Main Streets,
and County Road 663 south of
Ona. Repaving of South Florida
Avenue, Sweetwater Road, and
Goose Pond Road. Bridge
replacement or reconstruction
on Goose Pond Rd. bridge,
Kelly Roberts Rd. bridge, Old
Town Creek Rd. bridge, and
Ollie Roberts Rd. bridge. For
all of these projects, I personal-
ly say thank you.
Thank you for ensuring that
money is appropriated for the
Small County Road Improve-
ment Fund, the Small County
Courthouse Fund, and. the
Small County Technical Asist-
ance Fund. Thank you for the
wastewater treatment plant in
Wauchula Hills and for expand-




College


Closes For


Holidays

All four campus locations of
South Florida Community
College will be closed for win-
ter break, Dec. 19-Jan. 1.
The SFCC .Bookstore will
remain open Dec. 19-20, 8
a.m.-5 p.m.
The SFCC Registration De-
partment will accept walk-in
registrations Monday-Thurs-
day, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and Fri-
day, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., through
Dec. 19. Walk-in registration
will resume after winter break
on Jan. 2.
While the college is closed,
continuing students may regis-
ter for college credit courses
and other selected courses over
the Internet using Panther
Access Web Services, which
operates 24 hours a day. Visit
the college's Web site at
www.southflorida.edu and click
the P.A.W.S. link on the right.
Registration ends Jan. 6 and
spring term classes begin Jan. 7.
For more information, call
773-2252.
Those who bring sunshine to
the lives of others cannot
keep it from themselves.


ing potable water :south of
Bowling Green.
Thank you for proposing and
passing an increase in phos-
phate severance tax for
Economic Development. Thank
you for the many grants that
have helped Hardee County
improve housing and recre-
ational facilities.
These projects are why I
write this letter today. There
have been many instances
where Hardee County has been
blessed with money for projects
that we alone could not afford,
and I feel that we should thank
those who have made them pos-


sible. I personally express my
utmost gratitude to J.D.
Alexander, Baxter Troutman,
and FDOT for all of their hard
work in the past years.
This is just what I am person-
ally thankful for. I am grateful
to be able to live in the United
States of America, Florida, and
Hardee County where I am able
to express my thankfulness dur-
ing this Christmas season.


Yours Very Truly,
Minor L. Bryant
County Commissioner,
District 1


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZOfiING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, JANUARY 03, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
-Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
08-05
Walter E. Wolford, Jr. by and through the Authorized Representative
requests a Special Exception to locate a-single-family dwelling on a
1.25MOL-acre-lot zoned F-R (Farm-Residential) in the Rural Center Future Land
Use District
On or abt Seminole Trail, N of SR64E 03 34 26 0100000010019
1.25MOL ac Lot 19, BIk 01 PIONEER ACRES SUB S03, T34S, R26E
08-06
Adnaud Louis requests a Modification to an approved Site
Development Plan requesting a Waiver to the required Paved
Parking on a .26MOL-acre-parcel zoned R-3 (Multiple-Family Residential) in
the Town Center Future Land Use District
On or abt E side of Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave, N of Will Duke Rd. 15 34 25 0830 00007 0003
.26MOL ac Lots 03 and 04, BIk 07, Magnolia Manor S15, T34S, R25E

08-07
Scott T. Sexton/Stephen J. Sexton requests a Modification to an
approved Site Development Plan to construct/operate one 120'x200'
structure instead of one 150'x180' structure with an 80'x80' adjacent structure
for the coolers, 14.94MOL ac, zoned A-1, Ag FLU
S side of Sweetwater Rd., E of Hwy. 17
E of Ben Hill Griffin Rd 26 35 250000 001300000
14.94MOL ac W1/2 of NWI/4 of NW114 LESS that part N of public hwy. LESS rd
R/W S26, T35S, R25E
08-08
Davis Enterprises, Inc. by and through the Authorized Representative
requests approval of a Site Development Plan to locate a 150-worker
farmworker housing complex on 40MOL ac, zoned A-1 in the Agricultural
Future Land Use District
On or abt Crewsville Rd,
E of Fish Branch Rd 26 35 26 0000 02520 0000
40MOL ac NW1/4 of SW1/4 S26, T35S, R26E
Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, JANUARY 17, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda No. 08-05

412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development Departmentat
least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z public hearing. This is a Disabled-
Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements
should contact the County Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior
to the BCC public hearing. This Public Notice is published in accordance with
the Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to these proposals are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development
Department, 110 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Florida. All interested persons shall
have the right to be heard. In rendering any decision the Boards shall rely
solely on testimony that is relevant and material. Although minutes of the
Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made
at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
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Letter To The Editor

The Mechanics Of Addiction


Dear Editor:
Whether a person is geneti-
cally or bio-chemically predis-
posed to addiction or alco-
holism is a controversy that has
been debated for years within
the scientific, medical and
chemical dependency commu-
nities.
One school of thought advo-
cates the "disease concept,"
which embraces the notion that
addiction is an inherited dis-
ease, and that the individual is
permanently ill at a genetic
level, even for those experienc-
ing long periods of sobriety.
Another philosophy argues
that addiction is a dual problem
consisting of a physical and
mental dependency on chemi-
cals, compounded by a pre-
existing mental disorder (i.e.,
clinical depression, bipolar dis-
order, or some other mental ill-
ness), and that the mental disor-
der needs to be treated first as
the primary cause of the addic-
tion.
A third philosophy sub-
scribes to the idea that chemical
dependency leads to permanent
"chemical imbalances" in the
neurological system that must
be treated with psychotropic
medications after the person has
withdrawn from their drug of
choice.
The fact remains that there is
some scientific research that
favors each of these addiction
concepts, but none of them are
absolute. Based on national
averages, there is a 16% to 20%
recovery rate, the message is
pretty clear that these theories
are just that theories, and we
have a lot more to learn if we
are to bring the national recov-
ery rate to a more desirable
level.
There is a fourth school of
thought which has proven to be
more accurate. It has to do with


the life cycle of addiction. This
data is universally applicable to
addiction, no matter which
hypothesis is used to explain
the phenomenon of chemical
dependency. The life cycle of
addiction begins with a prob-
lem, discomfort or some form
of emotional or physical pain a
person is experiencing. The per-
son finds this very difficult to
deal with.
Here is an individual who,
like most people in our society,
is basically good. He has
encountered a problem that is
causing him physical or emo-
tional pain and discomfort that
he does not have an immediate
answer for. Some examples
would include difficulty "fitting
in" as a child or teenager,
puberty, physical injuries such a
broken bone, a bad back or
some other chronic physical
condition.
Whatever the origin of the
difficulty is the discomfort
associated with it presents the
individual with a real problem.
He feels this problem is a major
situation that is persisting, and
he can see no immediate resolu-
tion or relief from it. Most of us
have experienced this in our
lives to a greater or lesser
degree.
Once the person takes a drug
he feels relief from the dis-
comfort, even though the relief
is only temporary, it is adopted
as a solution to the problem,
and the individual places value
on the drug or drink. This
assigned value is the only rea-
son the person ever uses drugs
or drinks a second, third or
more times.
There is a key factor in-
volved in this life cycle sce-
nario that determines which one
of us becomes an addict and
which one does not. The answer
depends on whether or not, at


the time of this traumatic expe-
rience, we are subjected to pro-
drug or alcohol influences via
some sort of significant peer
pressure that influences our
decision making process in
regards to how one will find
relief from the discomfort.
Peer pressure can manifest
itself in many different ways. It
can come from friends or fami-
ly members or through some
venue of advertising or promo-
tion which, when combined
with the degree of relief we re-
ceive from the drug or drink,
determines the severity of the
use.
Simply put the bigger the
problem the greater the discom-,
fort the person is experiencing.
The greater the discomfort the)
more importance the person
places on relieving it and the
greater the value he assigns to
that which brought about the
relief.
For those who start down the
path of addiction they will
encounter other physical, men-
tal and lifestyle changes along
the way that will begin to disin-
tegrate the individual's quality
of life. If the drug or alcohol
abuse continues unchecked,
eventually the person is faced
with so many unpleasant cir-
cumstances in their life that
each sober moment is filled
with so much despair and mis-
ery that all he wants to do is
escape these feelings by med-
icating- them away. This is the
downward spiral of .addiction.
At this point for most there are
only three eminent outcomes;
death, prison or sobriety.

Gary W. Smith
Executive Director
Narcanon Arrowhead Drug
and Alcohol Rehabilitation and
Education Center
Canadian, Okla.


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Letter To The Editor

Brookside Bluff Does Not

Want U.S. 17 on 2 Sides


Dear Editor:
This is an open letter to the
editor of the Wauchula Herald-
Advocate, Commissioner Bob-
by Ray Smith, Sen. Bill Nelson,
Congressman Vern Buchanan,
Sen. J.D. Alexander, Rep. Bax-
ter Troutman, state Director of
Transportation Development
Dick Combs, Antone Sherrard,
project manager FDOT, et al:
Unfortunately, I was not in
attendance at the two latest
meetings regarding Project U.S.
17 but, as usual, incorrect infor-
mation was bandied about by
all parties in attendance, i.e.
DOT systems manager Ben
Walker, Commissioner Bobby
Ray Smith and resident Mr.
Glenn Bowen.
Let me repeat what has been
stated before. Brookside Bluff
is a residential condominium
consisting of approximately
400 residents. A condominium
is not necessarily a large build-
ing consisting of many apart-
ments. In this case, and in many
other cases in the rest of the
county, the condominium is
made up of separate homes
residing on parcels of property
that are individually owned and
are individually taxed as well as
taxed on the community proper-
ty. The Bluffs is a golf course
adjacent to Brookside Bluff.
Brookside Bluff has at least
67 residents who live there at
all times. Other residents own
their own homes but may leave
in the summer for two or three
months. The majority of home-
owners claim their property as
their domicile, which means it
is their home. They should not
be punished because of their
inability to travel during the
heat of summer.
As tax-paying, full-time
owners, the residents of Brook-
side Bluff Condominium Asso-
ciation pay into the coffers of
Hardee County over $200,000
each and every year. Plus, they
buy food, clothing, gas, etc.
while they are in residence. Can
you tell me that that does not
benefit the county? As much as
you may not like their accents
when they speak, I am sure that


you do like their money.
Now, regarding the expan-
sion of U.S. 17, I and others
have been inquiring into this
since I purchased my property
in 1991. (I have been a full-time
resident of Florida since 1986 .
. but still "talk funny.") We at
Brookside Bluff are greatly in
favor of the expansion of U.S.
17. It has never been our objec-
tive to stand in the way of
improving the flow of traffic
between DeSoto County and
Zolfo Springs.
Our only objection is to
becoming an island in the cen-
ter of two major highways. This
will be very detrimental to the
value of our homes plus the
noise factor will increase.
There have been many meet-
ings regarding the situation,
even one where the DOT met in
my home. By the way, none of
the homes at Brookside Bluff


are on railroad property, as has
been stated by a Gardner resi-
dent in the past.
But, we feel that as full-time,
tax-paying residents, we should
have some input as to where the
highway is placed as opposed to
two ranchers who will profit
greatly by having the northern
lanes adjacent to their property.
This certainly smacks of
favoritism and the "good old
boy" network.
In March of 2007, there was
a public meeting held to indi-
cate that the four lanes of U.S.
17 would be built beside the
present two lanes. This was
found by the majority attending
to be a satisfactory solution, and
we would like it to be so.
Sincerely,
Flo Harris
Chairman of U.S. 17
Committee
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Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


LEARN FROM THE POOR
Many years ago, I belonged to an organization whose
Christmas service project asked members to be Salvation Army
bell ringers. I rang the bell for a couple of hours on three occasions
at a major shopping area in Minneapolis, and years later I still have
vivid impressions of that experience
I remember one day in particular when the temperature was
around 10 below and I stood there thinking that my stint would
never end and, worse, that I'd never warm up again. We'd been
advised to dress in our warmest outerwear and gloves and, above
all, make sure our feet were well insulated. I did exactly as
instructed and then some but even now, as I retell the story,
I can feel the cold.
I also remember, however, how pleasant the passersby were
and how so many went out of their way to greet me, including a
number who put money in the kettle and then thanked me. That
whole experience said a lot about the basic goodness of people.
But my most lasting impression was about the people who
actually gave the money. Time and time again, I was struck by the
number of parents who gave money to their young ones and walked
them up the kettle to drop it in. Judging by appearances, I think a
significant number of those families didn't have much money to
give away.
I thought back on that experience recently while visiting with
my friend, Dr. Owen Phelps, on our "Christopher Closeup" radio
show. He is the author of "The Secret of Wealth," a book he's quick
to explain is not about how to grow rich. Instead, he defines wealth
as the abundance that one experiences in life, and which makes our
lives better.
During our discussion, Phelps cited studies showing that poor-
er people spend a higher percentage of their income on charity then
do wealthier people. Maybe that's because poorer people know
more about need.
But when we read almost every day about some corporate
executive or sports star being paid an outrageously high salary, I
find myself wondering how much these individuals recognize their
own good fortune, as well as their inherent responsibility to share
with others less fortunate.
I don't know the answer, but I do know that poorer people
teach all of us a great lesson.
A friend once told me of the regular meetings he had with his
children about how their family would donate money in the weeks
to come. Believe me, they didn't have a lot extra to give away, but
he was teaching his children, by example, about sharing their bless-
ings.
It's important to involve our children in the giving process,


whether we're talking about a dollar or thousands of dollars.
When they realize that God has given them gifts, there's great joy
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for five days, and the search for the significant event began.
"Maybe we can have a portrait done," Judy suggested. It was
Saturday night, and the wine was flowing freel.' I had been sick the
previous week, so I refrained, but Judy and Dianne were three-
fourths of the way through a bottle of wine.
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came back carrying a small paring knife.
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"We're going to have a Sisterhood Ceremony."
"A what?"
Before anyone could stop her, she pricked the end of her
thumb, and a tiny drop of blood appeared.
My hand flew to my mouth and I gawked at her. "What did you
do!?"'
"We're going to have a bonding ceremony, and now it's your
turn," she said, and held the knife out to me while I tried to disap-
pear deep into my chair.
"The heck it is! I'm not poking myself!"
"Aww, come on! You're tough. You can take it!"
"I am not! And I avoid bleeding at every available opportuni-
ty."
"I'm not tough, either," Judy said, "I'll pass out, or at the very
least I'll say a cuss word, and I try not to cuss; I'm a lady."
Dianne's face fell and she stared at us, stricken. "I can't believe
y'all sat there and watched me poke myself and now you won't
poke yourselves!"
"You need to give a person a little warning before you just up
and tell them that they have to pierce themselves with a sharp
object," I protested.
"You're going to do this if I have to poke you myself!" Dianne
declared. She had ceased to be the baby of the family ... she was
a Zulu warrior no, a chief and she meant to see us bleed to
prove our devotion to her.
"I'm not poking myself!" I said firmly.
"I did it!" Dianne said, and offered her punctured thumb as
proof.
"Yo,'re anesthetized with Merlot! I'm not!"
"Well, I never knew I was related to such wussies!" Dianne
hissed, and stalked out of the room.
"She really means for us to do this," Judy said.
"It seems that way."
"Do you think we should?"
"Well, I don't see how we can get around it, but I'm not using
a knife . somebody get me a needle."
Oddly enough, even when I had the needle in my hand I could-
n't find the courage to poke myself.
"We're already bonded by blood!" I whined. "We have the
same blood flowing through our veins!"
"It's not the same," Dianne said. She had returned and was
holding her bleeding thumb up like the red badge of courage. She
took the needle and stared me down. "Now, give me your thumb."
I complied, cringing. Before I could back out, my loving sister
poked me with enough force to make sure that I would bleed.
"Ow!" I cried, which made Judy laugh. Ten minutes later
Dianne was still trying to get to Judy's thumb.
"If I coagulate, you guys are just going to be un-bonded," I
warned, "I am not getting poked twice."
After a quick prick, a dot of blood appeared on Judy's thumb,
accompanied by a string of uncharacteristic curse words.
Dianne held all three of our thumbs together, and the room
went silent as our blood mixed (again). Then she began speaking in
a low, serious tone.
"By sharing our blood we are forever linked. I dub you," she
glanced at me "Sister Bleeds Reluctantly, and you," she looked at
Judy, "Sister Cusses Rarely ... "
"And you," Judy and I said together, "are Sister Pokes-A-Lot."
"We are forever bonded in sisterhood and love," Dianne went
on, "'til the end of time, forever and ever. Amen."
My one hope is that the next time we get together, our signifi-
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Thursday, December 13, 2007


PAGE ONE


Event Highlights Hardee Help

Center's Needs, New Site


"Caring, Sharing and Giving"
was the central theme last
Thursday throughout the com-
munity event highlighting the
needs of one of the county's
most active service organiza-
tions, the Hardee Help Center.
Hosted by Mosaic and
PhosChem Supply Co. at the
Hardee Help Center's new
location at 160 Griffin Road in
Wauchula, over 150 people
came to help celebrate this sea-
son of giving along with the
new site for the facility, which
will benefit hundreds of clients
each year.
While the celebration was


held in a festive Christmas
environment, the importance of
the night was what attendees
took home. Guest were pro-
vided a thank-you bag filled
which reminders of giving,
including a "Partner's Pledge
Card" and a "Wish List" of
needed items. Such donations
are used daily at the center to
help those less fortunate.
The card noted pledges are
welcome on a one-time or regu-
lar basis, while the wish list
noted the need for canned and
frozen meats and vegetables,
other assorted staples, canned
or boxed juices, and hygiene


items.
A highlight of the night, came
as Diana Youmans, public
affairs manager for Mosaic,
along with many Mosaic
employees presented a $25,000
check to the Hardee Help
Center staff, volunteers and
Board of Directors.
Executive Director Judith
George said, "It is this type of
donation that keeps the Hardee
Help Center and its programs
up and running. This donation
will help us aid hundreds of
individuals and families in the
future. It is a blessing to have
such a great partner in Mosaic."


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Standing by Mosaic's $25,000 donation to the Hardee Help Center are (from left) Diana
Youmans, Mike DeNeve and Howie Stoughton of Mosaic; the Rev. Jimmy Morse, board
member; Judith George, executive director of Hardee Help Center; the Rev. Wendell
Smith, board member; Belva Vance, board member; Bette Sneider, program coordina-
tor; Esther Castillo, case manager; and Sylvia Carlton, volunteer. Not in photo are
board members Mike Manley, the Rev. Steve Polk, the Rev. Randy Johnson, Jim See
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Lady Wildcats
are still working hard to over-
come the loss of one of their
best players to injury.
Today (Thursday), Hardee
hosts Fort Meade, and tomor-
row the DeSoto Lady Bulldogs
come to call. The final game be-
fore the holiday break is at
home Tuesday against Braden
River. The JVs play at 6 and the
varsity about 7:30.
Hardee's game last Tuesday
at Avon Park was a study in
frustration, with a lot of nasti-
ness thrown in by the Lady
Devils, who kept starters on the
floor in a full-court press and
ran Hardee into the ground for a
65-11 win.
Avon Park had three players
in double digits, while stifling
the Hardee offense playing
without junior forward Sabrina
"Noonie" Holmes.
For Hardee, it was Paige
Avery with three points and
Gloria Solis, Brandy Crockett
and Andrea "Drea" Parkinson
each with two points.
Hardee played a better game
against Sarasota Booker at
home on Friday evening.
Booker beat Avon Park by 27 in
their last outing.
A full-court press wouldn't
let Hardee get the ball across
mid-court most of the night.
The Lady Wildcats didn't get
their first points until Solis hit
the hoop mid-way through the
first period to make it 2-10. A 2-
16 deficit at the end of quarter
one gave way to a 9-49 halftime
game.
As Booker reserves began to
show up on the court, and the
defense pulled back, Hardee
had some success. A Erica
Ureste three-pointer in the wan-
ing moments made the final
score 57-21.
Solis topped Hardee with
nine points, seven in the fourth
period., Booker had 13 from
junior Kay Larkins and 12 from


classmate Brittani Williams.
Parkin'on had five points,
Ivette Cisneros four and Ureste
three points for Hardee.
The Hardee JV girls, mean-
while, split their games last
week. They battled Avon Park
in a 39-20 loss, with the junior
Lady Red Devils hitting only
two of 19 free throws. Hardee
made four-of-13.
Carleen Brown led Hardee
with eight points. Maria Avalos
and Lacey Garza each had four,
Ashley Smith and Maria Ruiz
each two and Tiffany Prestridge
one point.
On Thursday, Booker obvi-


ously placed anyone talented on
the varsity. The Hardee JV was
virtually unstoppable against
the junior Lady Tornadoes. Up
6-4 after a slow first period,
Hardee increased its lead to 16-
4 by halftime. By game's end,
Hardee was ahead 33-12.
Hardee was without the in-
jured trio Yesenia Vargas, Ash-
ley Louis and Avalos, with
Amanda Bissette out on a fami-
ly trip.
For Hardee, Brown was again
the leader with a dozen points.
LaCreshia Carlton had 9, Pres-
tridge eight and Ruiz and Garza
each two points.


Cherry Wins By Kayo
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was a sixth-round knockout.
Local professional boxer Edner Cherry didn't wait for the
decision in his rematch against Wes Ferguson on the HBO
pay-per-view bout Saturday night.
Known as "the Cherry Bomb," the 25-year-old Wauchulan
stopped the 22-year-old from Michigan, a protege of 'the
Floyd Mayweather camp. Mayflower won his main event
welterweight bout which finished the evening of boxing.
Backed by the Mayweather contingent, Ferguson came out
with a different plan than the June 13 fight in Tampa against
Cherry, who took a unanimous decision then.
In the first bout, Ferguson didn't move much. In this one,
he began with "something different. He ran around and made
me miss him early," said Cherry.
"I think the plan was to outbox me, catch me off-guard, go
the full 10 rounds and get the decision. I knew I needed a
K.O., so I kept the pressure on him. I was hoping he would
slow down and he did," continued Cherry.
Cherry (23-5-2) started the sixth round with a knockdown,
then caught the younger boxer with a devastating left to the
jaw, which dropped Ferguson (17-3-1). He got up but was
staggering, and the fight was stopped.
"The early rounds, which were close, were given to him. I
was behind 4-1 and knew what I had to do," concluded
Cherry.
"I'm very happy with the way I finished this year with a
knockout. I'll see what next year brings, hopefully open the
door to bigger fights. I fought on the biggest undercard, seen
on TV by millions and hope their eyes caught me and will
lead to golden opportunities," he ended.


The members of




Northside



Baptist Church



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you



to come


meet



our new


A.pastor


Mitchell Landress


Sunday, December 16

Mitch along with his wife Jennifer and

son Noah come to us from the

Gainesville area.


Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Morning Worship 11 a.m.


912 N. 8th Avenue, Wauchula


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Hardee


Living


GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY


COURTESY PHOTO
Jennifer McQuaide & Jay Goodman
Jennifer McQuaide &

Jay Goodman To Wed


Jennifer McQuaide, the
daughter of the late. Guy "Don"
McQuaide, has announced her
engagement and upcoming
marriage to Jay Goodman.
Formerly of Hardee County,
the bride-elect is a 2001 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High
School, a 2004 graduate of
South Florida Community
College and a 2006 graduate of
the University of Tampa.
She is employed by BMW in



Carmen L

Marry Da
Antonio Jr. and Magdalena
DeLeon of Wauchula announce
the engagement and approach-
ing marriage of their daughter,
Maria Del Carmen DeLeon, to
Jose Daniel Rojas, the son of
Jesus Rojas of Bowling Green
and Maria Rojas of Wauchula.
The bride-to-be is a 2007
graduate of Hardee Senior
High School. She is currently
enrolled in the Sebring School


Fayetteville, N.C.
The prospective groom is a
1999 graduate of Williamsburg
Senior High School in Wil-
liamsburg, Pa. He is enlisted in
the U.S. Army, and is currently
stationed in North Carolina.
The couple will exchange
wedding vows on Saturday in
Fayetteville.
Following their honeymoon,
they will reside in Raeford,
N.C.



)eLeon To

niel Rojas
of Hair Design.
The prospective groom is a
1994 graduate of Hardee
Senior High School.
The couple will be married
on Saturday at St. Michael's
Catholic Church in Wauchula.
A reception will follow at the
Turner Agri-Civic Center in
Arcadia.
Invitations were sent.


You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
-Jack London


QAsking you Ike true
meaning of ristmas
today and always.
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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

UNHAPPINESS FORBIDDEN!
If you are a Christian, you have no right to be'tnhappy!
If you know Christ, what more do you need? He Has "given
unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness through he
knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and Airtue" (II Peter
1:3). In His desire to bless us, can there be something He has for-
gotten?
He has given us this beautiful world with flowers, trees, moun-
tains, lakes, the oceans and the four season. And He has given us
eyes for seeing, ears for hearing, mouths for tasting, minds for
thinking and hearts to love with.
But what about evil and temptation?
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.
And God is faithful who will not let you be tempted beyond what
you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a
way out so that you can stand up under it" (I Corinthians 10:13).
But our natural condition is so weak. Even the Bible says that
we are all born in sin. God sent His Son so that, "while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). The sacrifice of Jesus on
the cross has paid the penalty for all our sins so that, if we do not
gratefully accept this gift, we have no one to blame but ourselves!
But my own flesh betrays me and I do the very things I hate,
the things I know are wrong! God has given thought to this miser-
able state as well. If we will only believe in His Son and set our
hearts and make available to us His own strong character! Armed
in this way, we will be able to "overcome evil with good" (Romans
12:21).
What about death? Christians die just as all others do. "Yes,
though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil; for thou art with me" (Psalm23).
Once we have crossed over into Heaven, we find eternal life!"
"Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never. die"
(John 11:26). Christians have the best of both worlds!
"No, there is no reason in Heaven or Earth for a Christian to be
unhappy. In fact, unhappiness is nothing more than rebellion. Have
you ever seen a corrected child go into a corner to sulk? His mis-
ery is deliberately chosen!
Our Lord, Himself, commanded us to be happy. "Let not your
hear be troubled" (Johnl4:1). How dare we disobey such a gra-
cious command? It is reasonable? It is appropriate! It is merciful!
"Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of
they wings will I rejoice" (Psalm 63:7).


Faith begins as an exper-
iment and ends as an
experience.
-William Ralph Inge

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James Malcolm Cowart, a 1956 graduate of Hardee High
School, and wife Lane, from New Orleans, La., recently
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple
were married on Sept. 23, 1957. In June, they cruised the
Mississippi River aboard the riverboat Delta Queen. On
their anniversary date, their children, Kitty, Cheryl and
Jimmy, hosted a party for them at their Roswell, Ga.,
home. Close family members and friends were in atten-
dance, including Melvin and Sharon Douglas, formerly of
Wauchula and now of Atlanta.
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BOOK IT!


Habitat Happenings
By Julie Durrance

Merry Christmas, Hardee County! All of us at Habitat wish
you and your family a blessed holiday season!
If you will be gathering with your families in a safe and secure
home for the holidays, give God the praise and thanks. There are
many families here in our county who do not have that security.
Habitat is continuing its mission to be a partner with them in build-
ing safe, decent and affordable homes. But we need your help!
Christmas is a special time of giving, and we pray that you will
open yourhearts and give a gift toward a new Habitat home, and a
new life, for the families on our waiting list.
Habitat is grateful for all those who made financial and mate-
rial donations this past year. And we are especially thankful for
those who give of their time on our construction sites.
We are continuing remodeling work on the old Burts home in
Bowling Green, and have also started building our sixth Habitat
house nearby. The foundation on house number seven is to be
poured soon. God continues to supply the resources and volunteers
to make this work possible.
Recently volunteers from our long-time supporters, Mosaic,
along with some generous folks from Florida Hospital Wauchula
helped raise the walls on house number six. It was a day of hard
work, excitement and accomplishment that everyone enjoyed.
Future Habitat homeowners Nick and Isidra Garcia, and some of
their family members, worked alongside these great volunteers,
and at the end of the morning saw the walls of their home in place.
It is teamwork like this that puts faith into action!
Please put your faith into action, and prayerfully consider how
you can help Habitat for Humanity of Hardee County this
Christmas.
Our annual Christmas fund-raising letter will be going out to
local businesses this month, and includes a wish list of items and
equipment that are much needed. We welcome individual financial
donations, as well as gifts of tools, construction materials and ser-
vices.
If you or your church would like to help with fund-raising,
office or construction work, or would like to serve on one of our
committees or Board of Directors, please give us a call at 773-
0579. Our office is located in Suite 102, at the State Farmers
Market building, 535 S. Sixth Ave., Wauchula.
God bless each of you this Christmas with a home full of
peace, comfort and joy, and a new year of faith in action!


Mi-iar


ANTHONY SOSA
Pvt. Anthony Sosa is a 2007
Hardee High Senior High grad-
uate who joined the U.S.
Marine Corps three days later.
The son of Alex and Toni
Sosa of Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, Pvt. Sosa will be
home for the holidays to visit
his parents, brothers Joshua and
Jared Sosa, and grandparents
Harvey and Geneva Deeds of
Lakeland.
The private graduated from
Marine Corps Recruit Depot in
Pan-rris Island, S.C., on Sept. 28,
2007. After 10 days leave, he
left for Camp Geiger, N.C. for
three weeks of Marine Combat
Training.
He has since been assigned to
Pensacola Naval Air Station,
where he is studying to become
an aviation electronics techni-
cian.


COURTESY PHOTOS OMAR PANTOJA
Future Habitat homeowners Nick and Isidra Garcia (at for Air Force Airman Omar
right) gather at construction site with sister, niece andhas gradutedfrom basic
other volunteers. military training at Lackland
Air Force Base, San Antonio,


Volunteers from Mosaic and Florida Hospital Wauchula
(top photo) unload wall framing . and raise the walls
(bottom !photo) as Habitat Construction Supervisor
Kermit Stevens (far left) surveys progress


Florida Hospital Administrator Linda Adler and ER Nurse
Manager and Habitat board member Cathy Exendine
lend a hand.

Older graduate students carry nearly twice as much credit card
debt as their younger counterparts, with just 20 percent of all
respondents paying off their monthly credit card bills in full
each month. Moreover, the average outstanding balance on
credit cards held by graduate students has increased 10 per-
cent since 2003 to $8,612.


COURTESY PHOTO
The Wauchula Woman's Club recently partnered with North Wauchula Elementary
School and donated a class set of the book "The Missing Gator of Gumbo Limbo" to
the fourth grade. After completing a book study of this environmental mystery set in
South Florida, the fourth graders will make a presentation to the Woman's Club. The
project was spearheaded by the club's Education Committee. With the book are
(front, from left) Woman's Club President Belva Vance, Principal Sonja Bennett and
Education Committee Chairman Nellie Garcia; (middle row) Jordan Ward, Zahria
Williams, Kenny Severe, Joselyn Thompson and Alexis Chavis; (back) Chauncey Rivers,
Rebecca Seay and Emily Bennett.


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A 2006 Hardee Senior High
School graduate, he' is the son
of Eliseo and Aida Pantoja of
Merle Langford Road, Zolfo
Springs.
During the six weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization and
military customs and courte-
sies. He performed drill and
ceremony marches, and
received physical training, rifle
marksmanship, field training
exercises, and special training
in human relations.
In addition, airmen who com-
plete basic training ear credits
toward an associate degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.


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Maranatha Baptist Church
will host special speaker Pastor
Roger Voegtlin, of Fairhaven
Baptist Church in Chesterton,
Ind., on Sunday in both the 10
and 11 a.m. services. Pastor
Richard L. Paasch invites
everyone to the church at 2465
Oxendine Road, Zolfo Springs,
about four miles east of town
off Steve Roberts Special.
Dr. Voegtlin started Fair-
haven church in 1970 and
Fairhaven Baptist College in
1977. It is in northwest Indiana,
one mile from the Dunes
National Park on Lake
Michigan and about an hour's
drive from Chicago. The
church's phenomenal growth
numbered over 2,000. The col-
lege has had over 5,000 in
attendance at its secluded 40-
acre site. Tuition is among the
lowest at $6,000 annually.













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CHAPTER SPREADS CHEER


HJHS Boys Get Exciting Start


COURTESY PHOTO
Chapter FL2-H of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association is doing its part to ensure that
needy children in Hardee County find a present under the Christmas tree this holiday
season. Through the chapter's efforts, it recently provided four truckloads of toys to
the Faith Assembly of God Church in Bowling Green. Pastor Jim Miller has advised that
before any toy pickups, arrangements must be made by calling 375-4206, 375-4515 or
cell 781-2495. For more information about GWRRA, contact Winston Carlton at 773-
3648 or Joe Grimsley at 773-2311. Pictured is Pastor Miller standing beside the donat-
ed toys.



PtOThWe


This little fellow was picked up in the country and seems to have been lost for
some time. He is a cream-colored terrier, and will require regular grooming.
He gets along well with other dogs. Can you give him a home this holiday?
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320
if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685
Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.

There is a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to
them and listening to them for hours at a time.
-Rebecca West



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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Junior High basket-
ball got under way last week
with a flurry.
The junior Wildcats and Lady
Wildcats got going with Mon-
day evening home games
against DeSoto Middle School
and followed it up with a visit
from Avon Park on Thursday.
This week's games are on the
road. Hardee went to Sebring
on Monday and go to Hill-
Gustat today (Thursday).
There will be a challenge
match at 1 p.m. next Tuesday
(Dec. 18) for the enjoyment of
the students, the players, and
the faculty and staff who will be
the opponents.
That's it until after the holi-
day break, when play resumes
Jan. 10 with a visit from Lake
Placid.
Against DeSoto last week,
the Hardee boys took early con-
trol, leading 14-4 after the first
period. DeSoto outscored
Hardee by two points in the sec-
ond stanza to make it a 22-14
Hardee halftime advantage.
In the second half, DeSoto
made adjustments to counter
Hardee's strengths and nar-
rowed the score to 27-22 at the
end of the third period. Hardee
went stone cold against the
DeSoto defense in the final
period and DeSoto nipped
Hardee 28-27.
Jajuan Hooks was the game's
high scorer with a dozen points
and Keshawn Rivers chipped in
with nine points. A pair of
DeSoto players had eight points
apiece. DeAnte Evans had a
half dozen for Hardee.
All the Hardee players got in
the game. Other junior 'Cats are


Andrew Hooks, Murrell Winter,
Greg Garza, Dalton Rabon,
Daniel Boehm, Dalton Hewett,
Dennis Reed, Dylan Clements,
Juan Martinez and Michael
Warnock.
The Hardee girls "were OK
for our first game, the first-ever
for some of these girls," said
coaches Andy Maddox and
D.K. Davis.
Hardee started slowly, but re-
versed the scoring edge in the
second period. Both teams had
four points in the defensive
third period. DeSoto widened
its lead in the fourth to win 26-
15.
For Hardee, eighth grader
Danely Flores had eight points.
A DeSoto girl was game high
scorer with 10 points. .For
Hardee, Ashley Nichols, Caitlin
Sockalosky and Jessica Madri-
gal each had two points and
Thalea Ramirez hit one-of-two
at the charity stripe.
Other junior Lady 'Cats are
Summer Palmer, Artrice Hines,
Monserrad Duran, Shelby Arse-
nault, Kayla Nichols, Tyreisha
Williams, Robin Tanksley and
Michelle Ybarra.
The games on Thursday were
a different story as Avon Park
Middle School came in with an
attitude, which carried over into
both games. The AP Middle
School players and coaches
were aggressive and played
starters full court even when
Hardee had put reserves in the
game.
In the girls game, the smoth-
ering Avon Park defense made
it nearly impossible to get the
ball to the front court, much less
into the hoop. Hardee lost 25-7.
One Avon Park girls, still in at
the end of the game, had 16


points and another 13 With only
three others getting any points.
For Hardee, Ashley Nichols
had four points, Hines two and
Palmer one-of-two at the free-
throw line, a rarity since few
fouls were called despite the
opponents' aggression.
The Hardee boys started
behind the eight-ball and played
catch-up ball successfully until
the end of the third period. It
was 10-4 at the end of quarter
one, 24-14 at halftime and 32-
32 late in the third period, until
Avon Park ball-hawked and
scored a half dozen points in 30
seconds to make it 38-32 at the
end of quarter three.
Hardee managed only three
points in the final period, as
Avon Park kept its starters in
and used their height advantage
to intercept passes, play full
court and disrupt Hardee. When
coaches Carl Coleman and Bry-
an Pelham, cleared the bench,
Avon Park only took more
advantage and finished with a
33-point quarter to win 71-35.
As they were leaving the
court, one tall player appearing
to be 15 or 16 rather than the
normal 13-year-olds, jumped up
and hung on the rim while
another made an obscene ges-
ture. Their coach did not repri-
mand them at the time.
Avon Park had four players in
double digits. One scored 17
points, nine in the fourth period.
Another had 14, six in the
fourth quarter. A third had all
his 11 points in the final period.
For Hardee, Evans and
Rivers were high men with 14
points apiece. Jajaun Hooks
added seven for the only Wild-
cat scoring. Everyone got in the
.,game and contributed.


The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain, to show them that we
love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do.
-Nan Fairbrother


T(rnet `. Palmer, 9?. 1j s elepsone

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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. 2:6,3,


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Wildcats Add Twin Wins


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat hoop-
sters put two more district wins
in their pocket last week.
The back-to-back victories up
the Hardee varsity basketball
record to 4-1, the only loss by
one point to Palmetto in over-
time in the season opener back
on Nov. 26.
This week's only game is
Friday at DeSoto. Next week's
only match-up is at Braden
River on Tuesday. Over the hol-
idays, Hardee will be in a pair
of tournaments, Dec. 28-29 at
Jesuit High School, Tampa, and
Jan. 3-5 at Alonzo High in
Tampa.


Avon Park as the third period.
wound down and it was a 47-31
score.
Again, Avon Park showed no
quit and ran off back-to-back
deuces to open the final period.
The Red Devils played gamely,
but lost Robertson to fouls and
continued to have trouble main-
taining continuity. For Hardee,
coach Vance Dickey emptied
the bench in the final minutes,
finishing the game with Lucas
Juarez, Nolan Newhauser,
Ezayi Youyoute, Tyrone Pace
and Antjuan Jones on the floor.
The final score was 63-45.
Robertson led Avon Park
with 18 points and Nobles
added 13 more. The team ended
with 25 fouls.


HARDEE 63, Wildcat center/forward
AVON PARK 45 Arnold Louis was the game's
The first game last week was high scorer with 25 points,
a visit from the Avon Park Red, including eight apiece in the
Devils, now under the leader- second and fourth periods.
ship of Coach Luther Clemons, Mark St. Fort added 16,
a former junior high Louisjeune seven, Jones and
teacher/coach here. Marwin Simmons both six and
With only four days with Jackson a trey.
team members from the football "We started out well. It was a
squad, and with no seniors on good district win for us. There
his squad; Clemons is setting are still several things we need
his sights on preparing his to work on and keep improving.
squad for the district competi- Arnold had a very strong night
tion in early February. If the and, as a team we hit 21-of-29
second-half effort is any indica- free throws.
tion, they could be tough. "Postene had a huge night for
The teams swapped baskets us, doing those key things that
to start the game. Josh Jackson don't show up in the statistics .
nailed a three for the 'Cats and Antjuan gave us a huge lift off
soph Cleveland Nobles re- the bench, and that's' what
sponded with a deuce inside for we've been looking for, spark
the Devils. off the bench. It was a good
The rest of the first period team win. They made a good
belong to Hardee, which took run at us, but fortunately turned
an 18-10 advantage by the end the ball over too many times,"
of the first quarter. It was more commented Dickey.
of that in the second stanza with
Hardee doubling the Avon Park HARDEE 51, BOOKER 50
output for a 38-19 halftime Hardee invaded Tornado
edge. I Alley to take on the Sarasota
The Red Devils were ham- Booker Tornadoes last Thurs-
pered by d dozen foul calls and day, coming home on the wings
numerous turnovers, of a 51-50 victory, the fourth
Things turned around quickly consecutive district win.
after halftime. Freshman Hardee started slowly, with
Alonzo Robertson and junior only nine first-quarter points to
Jerry Sullivangot a half dozen 16 for Pooker. But, a 20-point
quick pointsbto cut the Hardee second period put the 'Cats up
lead to 38-25.. The Wildcats 29-27 and they never trailed
called time out. With Hardee again.
getting just a little bit careless The Wildcats were up by
the teams matched shots for the five, 39-34 at the end of the
next few minutes, third. Booker mounted a furious
A pair of Postene Louisjeune charge, but came up just short
free throws for Hardee and one .when the final buzzer sounded.
by junior Derrick McKenzie for .A,'gain, touls may have made


a difference as the Tornadoes
racked up 16 to just five for
Hardee for the entire game.
Booker finished with two
men in double digits. Eric
Guevarez finished with 17
points and Marquis Mack added
a dozen.
Louis was again the game's
high scorer, ending the night
with a personal high of 27
points, including 10 in the hec-
tic fourth quarter. St. Fort had
one of his worse shooting
nights, with just eight points,
while Jackson chipped in with
nine, Jones had four and Pace
nailed a three-pointer.
"Arnold played the best game
of his career. Besides his points,
he had a huge night on the
boards with 15 rebounds (12
defensive) and four blocked
shots. He hit key free throws.
"Mark also was a tremendous
help, great defense with five
blocks, 15 boards and taking
four charges. Antjuan has
turned into the most consistent
guard, and he had five assists,
he was the catalyst for us. Late
in the first half, he was almost
tied up, but wrestled the ball
away to give up the two-point
halftime edge," said Dickey.
"Some of Antjuan's assists
went to Josh for his three treys.
Postene had a consistent floor
game. He's a valuable player,
doing the dirty work, boxing
out, and so forth and not caring
who gets the most credit. He's
indeed a team player," added
Dickey.
"Anytime we can win at
Booker, it's an accomplish-
ment. Now we go down to play'
DeSoto, a team which hasn't
lost a game," he concluded.

JV GAMES
The junior Wildcats, mean-
while, are having growing
pains. "Sometimes it's hard to
do much right when we're so
young," said coach Rod Smith,
who has a mostly freshman
team.
The young 'Cats lost to Avon
Park 62-32, with Avierre
Conner putting up 20 points and
Tekovin Miller adding 15 for
the junior Red Devils.
For Hardee, Scott Donaldson
had 14 points, including four-
of-five at the charity stripe.
Jarrell Ellis added eight, Nathan
Tomlinson five, Justin Bromley
four, and Carl Brown one-of-
two free throws. Also getting on
the floor were Charles Allen,
Serapio Torres, Kalan Royal,
Tre' Anderson, Kyle Bodeck
and Dylan Justice.
At Booker last Thursday, the
JV had "their best first half of
the season. We were down 18-
11 at one point and came within
four points, 32-36 at halftime.
We used a half-court trap suc-
cessfully until they changed
their strategy," said Smith.
Hardee went stone cold in the
third period and managed only
eight points in the final period,
losing 62-34. Corderia Davis
had 16 points for Booker, hit-
ting both inside and out.
For Hardee, Ellis and
Donaldson were again the scor-
ing leaders, with 11 and 10
points respectively. Royal,
Anderson, Bodeck and Brown
each had three points and
Tomlinson added a free throw.
D'Vonte Hooks, Torres,
Bromley and Justice chipped in
defensively.


CHAPEL
Chapel Service was well
attended with 90 in attendance.
Pastor Jim spoke about learning
to listen, speaking carefully,
and getting angry slowly. The
welcome and announcements
were done by Dan Yurovich, the
lighting of the advent candle
wreath was done by Dave and
Diane Stirling, and prayer was
led by Larry Brown.
The Choir sang "A Great and
Mighty Wonder" directed by
Ardeth Johns and accompani-
ment by Cheryl Conkle. Praise
songs were led by Bob Conkle.
The ushers were Joe and Aleita
Boyer and Ray and Ruth Porter.
A reminder was given of Dec.
16 of the Caring Ministries vis-
iting with us.

COFFEE
Words from the management:
regarding slowing down to the
speed limit of 15 miles per hour,
and construction type work on
your units will need a permit
from the office. Anyone walk-
ing at night, lights are needed as
well as on bikes, and golf carts.
Don't forget Saturday, Dec.
16 is our caroling with snacks
and punch at 6:30 p.m. We are
in need of a chairman for paint
class, sunshine club, and at least
five volunteers for Christmas
decorations to be taken down
and help to put them up; see
Wanda for these positions. Our
50/50 of $51 was won by
Vanetta Nelson and many
coupons were given away;
congratulations to all the win-
ners. Our volunteers to help
John and Tess Fullerton with
coffee and doughnuts were Joe
and Aleita Boyer. Many volun-
teers sold tickets and helped
during coffee hour.

ACTIVITIES
Our six-handed euchre has
been well attended with scores
as of Dec. 2: Woody Avis, 196;
Anna Bell Smith, 191; and John
Veneski, 169. Great scores
champs!
Four-handed euchre had
scores as of Nov. 28: first place
Wally Cluver, 65; second place
Bill Godsey, 64; third place
Donn Rethsake, 59; low was
won by Sharon Allen and loan-


ers were tied with four won by
Wally Cluver and Bill Godsey.
What a way to go !
Anyone interested in joining
,:"y of our activities at the com-
munity building, please feel
free to do so. There is a lot of
fun to be had and many friends
to meet.,

PIONEER CREEK RV
RESORT
Pioneer Creek RV Resort is a
great and fun park to live in
with all the activities, entertain-


ment, bingo, ice cream socials
and shuffleboard but most of all
the great and wonderful friends
that you can make, that's the
reason so many people return
every season.
Many look around for a better
park but, when it comes down
to the final decision as to Where
you want to live, the friendly
faces and loving neighbors win
over any location. This is truly
like coming home for all "the
snowbirds" in the winter.


SAM ALBRITTON
ELECTRICAL SERVICE
*RESIDENTIAL WIRING INSTALLATION CEILING FANS
*COMMERCIAL WIRING WATER PUMPS
*REPAIR WATER HEATERS

767-0313 Office
781-0377 Mobile
"Quality Electrical Service At A Fair Price"
12 13C


Leave the baking to us...

Muffins Pastries Cakes & Pies
A Cookies and more!

Our 'Banquet room is
avaiCae for a0your oTCi day gatieings.

SPReserve to{ay.




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Corner of 7th & Main Downtown Wauchula

767-9004
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S < 30


Due to the Christmas

S9holiday on December 25th,

1e Tuesday's routes will be run on Wednesday,

December 26th; and all other routes

will remain the same.


Due to the New Years

\ holiday on January 1st,

*^ Tuesday's routes will be run on

Wednesday, January 2nd; and all other

routes will remain the same.


Yard Trash Pickup

Wednesday's yard trash pickup for

January 2nd will be moved to

Wednesday, January 9th


REMINDER*
that yard trash must be:
Bagged, bundled or put in cans
V1 Each may not exceed 50 pounds
Limbs may not exceed 4 ft. in length or 4 inches in diameter


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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet






S The Ilerald-Advocate, December 13, 2007




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ABOUT ...

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RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each
additional word is 20 cents. Ads in all cap-
itals are 32 cents per word. Headlines are
$2 a line. Blind ad box numbers are $3
extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.
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Recreational Vehicles
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


Crickets,
Minnows, Shiners,


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in St. Open Mon.-Sat.
la 7 am To 7 pm


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2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind
Woman's Club. Zoned Historic, C-l, access on 3 sides, only
$59,900 reduced $46,900.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storiige building 13 0sq. ft. Formerly
Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready.
Needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.




WE Pay Casu

FOR HOUSES

avW LA(D aND

MOBILE HOME





Mobile Ph: 781-4577

Mobile Ph: 781-4460


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Classifieds


HAY FOR SALE Round and
square bales, horse hay and cow
hay. 735-2227 or 414-3154.
12:13p
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


2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM for
sale. 941-962-1861 call for
details. 12:13p


2007 CHEVY MALIBU, 7,700
miles, like new. 781-0593. 12:13p
2000 FORD EXCURSION, $5,000
cash, 4WD. 781-1062. 12:13c
WE PAY $125 FIRM no excuses
per junk car and we pick up. Carl.
863-832-2021. 11:1tfc
WILL PAY $125 for complete car.
We pick-up. Crooms. 773-0637.
10:25tfc


BOAT MOTOR 1950's, Johnson
with tank. I will start it in water for
buyer, $200 Firm. 863-832-1320.
12:13p
The bird, a nest; the spider, a
web; man, friendship.


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.



Lonestar
ConistruBction CorX.-

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


Office 863-773-4779


Fax 863-773-9865
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Close-in country lis lag on 5 ac..3BR singlewide MH. on Hwy. 62.,
$124,900. Call Bart.
Older Frame home ~n, ih knoll pine v. alls and ceiling in several rooms.
This horne sitlbl d l oj i les est of
Wauchula Re
10 ac \.lencia grove, irrigated & drain tile, $18,000 per ac Call
David
100 ac pasture, Lilly area, great hunting. $15.000 ac..Call Da. id
5 ac. Hwy 62. good homesite or development potential, $95.000. Call
Bart. .
30 ac with 10 ac. Hamlin. 10 ac. Valencia. 10 ac. beautiful oaks,
micrclet irng 12-in %ell. $4'0,000. Call David
'PRICE[D REDLICED Cornmercial 4 Lots.- H%;, 17-.- $200.000
,Bowling Green .










YEAR END SPECIAL
15'x25'x9'
Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fascia,
I Sectional Door, 2 Gable Vents,


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

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


$8,295.00
*Concrete & Installation by Others.

**FREE**
IN-HOME
ESTIMATE


877-951-2300
METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
www.metalsystemsplus.com
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QUALITY CONTROL person with
computer experience in
word/excbl. Call .941-776-1211.
12:13-20c
CHILDCARE PERSONAL, experi-
ence needed, immediate opening.
Apply in person only at Little
Folks Learning Center, 1207
Louisiana St., Wauchula. 767-
5312. 12:13p
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


Paid Training, Vacations. PTIFT. I
866-749-1415 i
I USWA cli1:22-12:13


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.
11:22-12:13c
Do things for others and you'll
find your self-consciousness
evaporating like morning dew.


DIVORCE
BANKRUPTCY

$69

863-314-0846
(non-lawyer) 1:1o


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
Experienced Tree Surgery
Aerial Bucket Trucks Wood Chipper "
Stump Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing
Pond Digging Excavation
Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland22tf


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-
ed on County website: wWwv.hardeecoulnty.net.
Applications accepted in 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. EOE
F/M/VN 112:64-3


f Billy Hill



Your Home

Cash in Your Pocket!
For fair, honest service and
quick closings ..


Call Billy Hill

781-1062
We care about you!
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Billy Hill


VALENCIA GARDENS |

APARTMENTS

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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n Certain Income
MM Restrictions Apply


IIHAVY DUTY
WIX FILTERIIS
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.
Wauchula


863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm
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Classifieds


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


HIGHLANDS 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


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5 acres in the country includes 2
MH $85,000.00

2.5 acres has a water well, septic
tank, and power pole $45,000.00 i

New 4 Bdrm-2 Bath w/city water,
sewer system in Zolfo Springs -
under construction $139,000.00
Call for info

863-399-3333

U Tito Garay 12:13-2o




Topsy 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. $170000. $164,900.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
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 F leedl-:.od Mil 2005 Model. Appliances, window
treatments, smoke dectectors throughout. Deep well has newly
installed purification system. Thermal double pane windows.
$159,000.
CHECK OUT-2 building lots in Bowling Green approximately 1
acre.
Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treatments, all
appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $149,000. $135,000

Topsy See, Broker
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873
c112:13c



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VF 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.




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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. $149,900




Carol's A --fty
(863 41 -892or(41,2726


FOUR MODEL HOMES Open
Sat./Sun., 1-5, Torrey Oaks. 2995
Oaks Bend, Bowling Green. Jim
Petrigala. 1-239-248-0121.
12:13-27c
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


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
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


MINIATURE PAINT horse, $500.
773-6299. 12:13p
SEVERAL BEEF cattle, young
bulls, pregnant cows with calves.
Zolfo. 954-649-1480. 12:13p

FOR SALE Cracker horse, 5
years old, green broke, $700
OBO. 781-1206. 12:13p
HOGS & CALVES for sale. 767-
6273. 12:13c
CALVES FOR SALE and cow haul-
ing. Kaylee Hauling. 773-4821.
11:15-12:13p


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 cll:2212:13c


In(1 Billy Ayers Donna Eul
IAI Tire Technician Secretary
if Fast & Friendly Service!

II AI We won't be undersold!
t III 773-0777 773-0727
[Ii 116 REA Rd., Wauchula
A11% i(across from Wal-Mart)
1l? We also do
S Semi-Tires & Trailer Tires!


2004 CLUB CAR golf carts, gas,
$2,500 $3,000. 735-1333.
12:13-20c
BOWFLEX tread climber, like new,
$500, non-negotiable. 863-773-
6439 evenings. 12:13-20p

GO CART FOR SALE two sweater,
5 hp engine, $400 OBO. Call afer
6 p.m. 767-0909. 12:13p
2 PORT-O-JOHNS, like new, $300
each. 832-2817. 12:13p
BARBIE JEEP for sale, $50. 773-
2068 or 773-9080. 12:13p


GUAVAS shells prepared for
cobblers and jam. 735-0349.
11:22-12:20p


FURNISHED PARK model on pre-
mium north facing corner lot
(deeded you own). 12x25
screened patio, 10x12 utility
room, separate 6x8 storage shed,
2 parking spaces. All taxes and
fees paid. Asking $65,000.
Located in Avion Palms, Bowling
Green. 863-293-2934. 12:13p


GARDEN
MULCH
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



NOW RENTING!


THE PALMS APTS.

FARM WORKERS and NON-FARM WORKERS
Applications Accepted

3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,
1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Monthly rent from $570 + utilities
Certain income restrictions apply.
For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms at 863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity c112:13-27c


4


Sandy Larrison
(863) 832-0130
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


CB 3BR/I1BA, 1267:tSF home
in Ft Meade. New shed/work-
shop, fenced backyard,
dog kennel, new kitchen cabi-
nets & countertops. $93,000!
15 acs pasture & native land.
Roomy 2000, 3BR/2BA MH
w/1809 SF living, 3855 SF
total w/carport & porches.
Large shed & 18'x40' multi-
purpose pavilion. $259,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Cute &
clean 3BR/2BA CB home in
Wauchula. Great location-
just minutes from downtown.
Now only $117,000!
Bring your canoe and camper!
Secluded 5 acs of native,
wooded land close to
Wauchula has deeded access to
the beautiful Peace River.
Great recreation and invest-
ment property! $90,000!
PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE!
1.06 ac parcel w/city water &
sewer. Zoned R-1, which can
accommodate 2 homesites,
Being sold w/0.35 ac parcel,
which can accommodate 1
homesite $40,000!
Premier 100x125 ft residential
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
14th hole of Deer Run Golf
Course. $135,000!
IIOMESITES OR INVEST-
MENT! Four residential lots in
Indian Lake Estates. Three
lots are 100'x218', listed for
$22,000 each. One is 200'x218',
listed for $46,000! Golf
course, community center, fish-
ing pier, and shops!
Great location! Commercial
zoned lot with 450' frontage
on north end of Fl Ave.
$360,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATE


KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153
MONICA REAS...............773-9609
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128


19 U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH,


Bayside home, Englewood.
Conveniently located on a
deep-water canal. $800,000!
These three 5 ac tracts in
western Hardee Co are ready
for your new home! All three
have paved rd frontage. Listed
for $100,000 each! Owners
motivated!
Great weekend getaway! Small
cabin on 22.8 acs of pasture-
land, fenced & cross-fenced,
w/4" diameter well. $240,000!
Stellar location! 10 ac Val
grove on SR 62 has 6" well,
diesel power unit, drain tile &
micro-jet irrigation. Also
fronts Moye Rd. $150,000!
65 ac E&M-40 acs & Val-
25 acs grove in SW Hardee
Co has 12" well and new barn.
Extensive reset program.
Plenty of wildlife. $900,000!
Cute starter or retirement
home. 2BR/1BA w/new paint &
carpet. Large lot in town on
quiet street. NOW $95,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag
exemption, pond, some woods,
4" well. Accessed by easement
from county rd. NOW
$160,000!
69 ac Hamlin & Valencia
grove in western Ilardee Co
w/Zolfo soil type has 10" well,
micro-jet irrigation, & John
l)eere power unit. $625,000!
Lots of mature oak trees make
this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
site. Very close to Wauchula
& Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-I zoning
allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!


ES AFTER HOURS
DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
MIKE NICHOLSON
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
c112:13c


PRECONSTRUCTION new single
family home, Bowling Green,
$99,900. 443-2903. www.5105dixi-
ana.com. 11:1tfc


* 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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Classifieds-


NICE, CLEAN, furnished park
model, large shed included. Price
to sell, $13,500. Cracker Lake RV
Park, Zolfo Springs. 863-832-
0129. 12:13p
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


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


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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.A JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty corn
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V See, Sr., Broker
SE HABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051


BRAND NEW HOUSE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$162,900
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Zone C-2. $195,000
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.
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
Bedroom/2 Bath house.
$450,000.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each
5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000
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 IHarbor.
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
Developers 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
Ilendry-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
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Ilamlet
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. HIwy 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 BR1I BA completely remod-
eled home located on a I acre
lot. Reduced to $133,900.
Great income potential!
Duplex in Zolfo Springs! Only
$69,900!
1.2 acre lot. Ready to build.
Country living close to town.
$30,000
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 IIwy 17 Southbound, near
Hilltop school. 240' frontage on
IIwy 17. Also frontage on
Hancock Rd & Beeson Rd.
Sewer & water available.
Hardee County. $400,000
7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently
remodeled mobile home. Large
pole barn. $225,000
8.79 acre homesite. Perfect
for country living! Well al-
ready on the property.
$122,500


Realtor Associates
Ben (;il)son (941)737-2800 ( Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 Joihn II. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritlon (863)781-0)161 Rick Knighi (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 r Miguel A. Santaina (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Saniana (863) 677-1499 ( alvin iates (863)1381-2242
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JUST IN TIME for Christmas!
Chihuahua puppies! Have had
shots, short hair, toy breed, three
males and three females. $300.
Call 863-245-2579 leave mes-
sage. 12:13-20p
FREE PUPPIES lab/cur mix, 12
weeks. 245-3972 after 5 p.m.
12:13p
CHIHUAHUA for sale. Call 941-
744-6585. 12:13p
FREE to good home, Terrier mix, 2
yrs. old, has had shots. 863-245-
9476. 12:6-1:3p
The most important trip you
may take in life is meeting
people halfway.
-Henry Boye


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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



4BR/2BA HOUSE. Wauchula. 773-
0065, 786-218-5236, 786-218-
5250. 12:13-20c
3BR/2BA HOUSE Wauchula. 773-
0065, 786-218-5236, 786-218-
5250. 12:13-20c
3BR/2BA MH, Downing Circle,
central heat and air, $700 month
plus deposit. 767-8822. No Pets.
12:6-13c


Do Espino io says.... Mvie Mua
Auto Technician "I won't be undersold!!" Auto Technic


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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IE REPAIR
ALL IRES...


SEMI-lIRES!


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


"OR TilRES
ME OSALE
EERYA"


This business is FOR SALE
i E Call 375-4440 for details.


3BR/2BA 4835 Central Ave.,
Bowling Green, lots of extra
space and storage. Must sell!
$102,000. Call 863-781-0374.
12:13-2:14p
WAUCHULA 2BR/1BA, new car-
pet & tile, $600 per month. 941-
447-9629. 12:13-1:3c
RENT PARK MODEL Crystal Lake.
767-8822. 11:15tfc


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
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $600
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc


FOR RENT
Seasonal Semi Annual Annual

Looking for MORE than just your common rental? This
is perhaps the nicest home available for rent in Hardee
County. Excellent neighborhood. Large & roomy 3 BR/2
BA Single Family Home. Nicely Furnished! Beautifully
Decorated! MUST SEE! Available Immediately.
Call For Appointment o,12:,3p (863) 234-2234




HiU Une IF0ir Si31e


Wauchula Auto Mart, Inc.


I Check our new sign for specials! I


End of the year deals!

Come see us toddy!
(next to Wauchula State Bank)
201 South 6(* 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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,"Peace Rivyer Eliectric Cooper iafe,IJnc...
__ __ __ P.O. Box 13100 Wauchula. Fl. 33873 *(863) 773-4116* fax (863) 773-3737 www.preco.org

A Touchsrone Energy"' Cooperative n',.-


Peace River Electric Cooperative is actively seeking an
Member Service Representative Linguist

Our team-oriented company is growing and frankly, we need the help. We aren't willing to settle
for second best. We require that you be able to understand and speak fluent Spanish, the ability
to read and write fluent Spanish is preferred. The candidates must be proficient in Microsoft
office and have good organizational skills and be detail orientated. Must be able to work on a
schedule and be able to meet deadlines.

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

Positions


Member Service Representative Linguist


Central District


(Wauchula)


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

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

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

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.
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3BR 2B in Knollwood. Fireplace, screened
patio, large closets.


$ 172,000.00


781-3638
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Classifieds


16' WIDE, Charlie Creek Village,
2BR, central air and heat, very
nice, $800 month plus deposit.
767-8822. No Pets. 12:6-13c
RENT-TO-OWN, 2BR/2BA mobile
home. Central air and heat. 863-
299-1401. 12:6-13p
WELL MAINTAINED 1BR/1BA
duplex, large kitchen, utility room,
no smoking, no pets, $600 month-
ly, $500 security. 781-1528.
11:22tfc


BUY HERE

PAY HERE


Wauchula Hills
Corner of Hwy 17
and REA Rd.
773-2011


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
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


Night and morning are making promises to each other
which neither will be able to keep.
-Richard Shelton

Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see
them fly.
-Antonio Porchia


WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
11:15-12:27c
* 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
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


Wle Chedig Our Ls..


S good custq''.- .



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..Prize & Cash Giveaways.

Hot Dog & Cokes

Follow Santa's lead and shop with the nicest deal-
er in town. We've got you covered with service, dO
selection and prices that.simply can't be beat!


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Wauchula
(across from
First National Bank)
773-6667


Maria


Billy Hill, Ruby
ft hunr


Hardee Car Co.


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
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

NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc I)ropleaf 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 Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-H11eadboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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Good Shepherd Hospice
a diviso o LdPath Hosico and Palialiv Care
nitiallyLcensed in 7984

RNs, Per Diem
Wauchula: Visiting home and
nursing home patients in
Hardee County. Part-time,
2-3 days per week.
8AM-5PM shift.
LPNs, Per Diem
Sebring: Provide care to one
patient the entire shift
midnight-8 a.m., 2-3 days
per week.
For consideration, please fax
resume to (863) 616-2536 or
apply online at www.good-
shepardhospice.org and click
on Career Opportunities.


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AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKItN(; REAL. EIWIT REMl. EASY


B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
11:8-2:14p
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


PARKER FILL DIiRT


DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt Tree Removal*
*Stump Removal* Dragline *
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil *
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
(863) 735-2415r


Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14-16 yards)
$ 10 0/Load
within 5 mile radius of Zolfo Springs
Fill-Top Soil Hard Pan
Hardee County Area only!


i GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell

Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
ci8:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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


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


Richard Dasher


L AMBER
REALTY INC.
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 we;-kshop; 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 IIOME 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


DORIS S.
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATED:
ASSOCIATE:
ASSOCIATE:


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


LOOK AT THIS NEW PRICE! Excellent loca-
tion for this 5 ACRES and 3B/lBth 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
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/1Bth M/II,
vinyl siding and metal roof new in 2006; large
screened porch with patio and furniture for
your outside entertainment; nice lot in Charlie
Creek M/II Estates. $55,000
20 acres and 3B/IBth 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 WANTEDI! PRICE REDUCED -
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 2 acres with
possible option to purchase more acreage; M/II
used as office; shop large enough for semi-trac-
tor; located in industrial park Bowling Green.
$120,000
PRIME COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!
Convenience store located on busy highway;
equipment 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


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON -
LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICIIAELADANIS .............781-2413
DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226 ASSOCIATE: CIIARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
RIIOI)A McCOY.................245-0753 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
JUDY IIINERMAN.............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT IIINERMAN........227-0202
ASSOCIATE: Josefina (;riy........863-399-3329


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


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!
COLDWELL BANKER
THE ONLY NATION WIDE OFFICE IN
HARDEE COUNTY
We aim to serve you like you are
Our only customer.


5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.
MOVE RIGHT IN!!! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005
fully furnished M/H with Front & Back Screened
porches, storage shed, carport, washer & dryer
included and more. ONLY $82,900!!
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65 Located on Town-
send St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
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.
HWY 17 FRONTAGE zoned commercial approx.
1.48 acres fenced. Great location for new busi-
ness. Possible lease with option to buy.
$225,000.
WE HAVE BUYERS FOR LARGE ACREAGE!!
CALL TODAY FOR FAST CLOSING!!! 781-3627.


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!!
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Doublewide with carport and lot, in a very nice neighborhood.
$85,000.
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Now Until January 1, 2008!


azalea apartments

Nvow accepting applications!
3 & 4 Bedroom apts.


Rental rates beginning at $524 *
(plus lectrc, cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for Qualified applicants *
Handicap Units available.

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(863) 375-4138
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They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they
can see nothing but sea.




KELLER WILLIAMS
E R E A L T Y



Mikey Colding Tanya Dubberly Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor : Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 781-3069, (863) 381-2769
An Independentlv Owned Brokerage -



PRICE JUST REDUCED TO $170,000
Ideal country living surrounds this beautiful 3BR/2BA home on
a gorgeous 3/4 acre c-ak 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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220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 --.-
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SPECIALS OF THE WEEK


New Home in Bowling Green 3BR/2BA CB home with
carport. Excellent workmanship Could be eligible for
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$152,000.00
3BR/2BA CB home on acreage outside office building Fenced
& landscaped Lots of good living here $265,000.00
Good Buy Wauchula Hlills 2BR/2BA CB Home 2 Lots -
Corner. $74,900.00
Looking for low payments buy this 2BR/2BA MII including lot
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Motivated Seller Reduced $10,000.00! Rest your eyes upon this
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bath. French doors open into a large screened patio overlooking
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WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
O Our listings are on the Internet.
12A. Anyone with a computer can
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Contact After Hours
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Daniel Lanier (863) 698-2971 John Freeman
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson
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IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
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For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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YARD SALE SATURDAY, 7:30,
827 S. 10th Ave., backyard. John
Deere bike, Barbie dolls, kids
clothes, lots of toys, etc. 12:13p
MULTI-FAMILY, Saturday, 8-2,
Terrell & Kazen Road. 12:13p
SATURDAY 9-12, 214 W.
Palmetto St. 12:13p
SATURDAY 8 a.m.-?, 987
Stenstrom Rd., Wauchula. No
early birds! 12:13p
SATURDAY 510 High St.,
Wauchula. 12:13p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-3, 2 miles
west Hwy 62, Chancey Rd., 3-fam-
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FRIDAY/SATURDAY Large size
clothes, toys, 1994 van, etc. 3015
Vermillion Ct. ZS, 8 til 1.00. 12:13p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 3208 Perdue
Rd., Wauchula. 12:13p


THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATUR-
DAY/1/2 DAY SUNDAY 402 E.
4th, corner of 4th & Palmetto, ZS.
Glass tiara items, romance
books, 29 1/2-inch gas stove,
baby clothes, mens & women
clothes, miscellaneous items, 15"
tires, lingerie sizes 20-22, house-
hold items, 18 mo. and larger for
babies. 12:13p
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE -
Thursday/Friday/Saturday,9 a.m. -
?, corner of Terrell & Polk, furni-
ture, clothing and more! 12:13p
760 OLD BRADENTON, Friday
and Saturday, 8-2, clothes. 12:13p
SATURDAY 8-?, behind Billy
Bob's Ties, REA Rd., Cars & Bratz
items and toys. 12:13c
THURSDAY SUNDAY: 1665 East
County Line Rd., BG, 8-?, tools of
all kinds, misc. 12:13p
MULTI-FAMILY Saturday, 8-?,
Knollwood. Furniture, clothes,
Christmas items & decorations.
12:13p
TWO FAMILY from 7-?, Saturday,
1919 Petteway Ave., Wauchula
Hills. 12:13p








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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.
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Manatee and Hardee Counties, full-time Licensed P.O.C. (Pest
Control Operator wanted, Licensed to Purchase, Use, or
Possess Pesticides Classified as Restricted Under Florida
Statutes. Duties include: Maintaining 5,000 tree Canaree Date
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lawns as well as the Pesticide needs for buildings at 3 Resort
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ago.






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Bowling Green, Fl. 33834
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Letters To God
By Chip Ballard


V


Dec. 6, 2007
1:36 a.m.


Dear God,
Burl here, Lord. Burl Sanders. tBut I don't have to tell You who'
I am. You know me. You know everything about me, even the num-
ber of hairs on my head.
And You know Tom and Dick and Harry and Jane and Sally
and Sue, too, just as well as You know me. I wonder if it ever
makes any of them a little uneasy, knowing You know everything
they've ever done, even in the dark, and every thought that has ever

History: Hardee County

In December Of 1945
Edited by Spessard Stone from The Florida Advocate of Dec. 14,
1945.
Personals
Born to Mr. and Mrs. N.L. Brooks, of Wauchula, Sunday, Dec.
9, at the Bartow General Hospital, a son, Robert Norris.
PFC and Mrs. Virgil Davis of Wauchula announce the birth of a
son, Virgil Allen, on Dec. 7, at the Bartow General Hospital. Mrs.
Davis is the former Allaine Spivey.
Service Personnel
Lt. and Mrs. Bill Moran of Tallahassee arrived here the latter part
of last week and are guests in the home of the latter's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Emerson Clavel.
Lt. Moran has been stationed at the Dale Mabry Field in
Tallahassee until it was closed some two weeks ago. He will report
to Kearns, Utah, the first part of the year and is expected to be sent
overseas.
Mrs. Janie Cowart, Hardee County's only contribution to the
Women's Reserves of the U.S. Marines, received her discharge on
Nov. 27 at Camp Pendleton, Riverside, Calif., after 2 1/2 years of
service. Mrs. Cowart, at the time of her discharge, was a corporal.
She arrived in Wauchula the first of the week to join her hus-
band, Dan J. Cowart, who received his discharge just two weeks
previously at Fort Ord.
Presentation of his honorable discharge certificate at the Army
Air Force separation station at Drew Field, Tamps, Nov. 28,
marked the completion of 47 months of service in the armed forces
by Sgt. Thomas Green Jr.
Robert B. Downing Jr., arrived home the latter part of last week
from San Pedro, Calif., from 34 months overseas duty in the South
and Central Pacific areas. he is on. a terminal leave and expects to
receive discharge within the next few days.
Cpl. George Clinton Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Johnson,
arrived home Thursday with his discharge on the point system. He
entered the service in July of 1942 and was stationed in Camp
Croft, S.C., and Camp Butler, N.C., before leaving for overseas
service in February of 1943.
After arriving in Australia, he was assigned to the 32nd Inf., the
famous Red Arrow division, and attached to it as long as he was
serving in the Pacific. He was attached to the regiment to which the
-Japanese general Yamashita surrendered in the mountains of
Luzon.
Lt. Thomas M. McEwen, a tank platoon leader in the 785th
Battalion, is now stationed in Manila. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
John McEwen, Wauchula. His unit is running a Japanese prisoner
of war camp. These Japanese prisoners are being used in the
rebuilding of the devastated city of Manila.
He enlisted in the Army at Camp Blanding in November 1942.
His brother, Milton, is a lieutenant in the Judge Advocate's General
Department.
Capt. Walter L. Messick arrived home on Tuesday of this week
from the European Theatre of operations and will spend a 45-day
leave of absence with his wife and little daughter, and his mother,
Mrs. W.J. Case, in Bowling Green.
Harold D. Metheny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Metheny, arrived
home Monday after serving in the Army for 39 months, 17 of
which were spent in the European Theatre. He performed the duty
4 of radio operator in the 244th F.A. Bn. of Patton's Third Army.


crossed their minds.
You have a birthday coming up soon, Lord. Happy birthday.
That thing You did, when You were down here on Earth living as a
man, that thing You willingly walked into and let them do to You .
. it totally defies anything I can even conceive ... I mean, it just
totally blows my . well, like many things in Your book, it lies so
far beyond my puny little human comprehension I could never in a
zillion years understand it. I guess that's where faith comes in.
Meaning no disrespect, Lord, there are things weighing heavy
on my mind, and some questions I have to ask You. This beautiful
world You created is in serious trouble. People who have stayed in
close contact with You all their lives and those who have received
sudden bursts of illumination and enlightenment and claim to know
You well say You have it all under control. I sure hope so because
I have to tell You a lot of what's going on down here looks like
lunacy.
I know I haven't kept in touch as closely as I should have.
There have been times You haven't heard from me for days or even
weeks unless I was sick or in trouble. If I hadn't been such a lag-
gard correspondent through the years maybe I'd know You better
and understand at least a little bit why You allow such bad things
to happen to Your people.
Things have been getting worse and worse ever since Eve bit
into that apple. Mankind's whole history is one bloody mess after
another. It seems to be getting worse, too.
It bothers me that so much bad stuff is done by people who
claim to be acting in Your name. I don't believe for a minute You
sponsor all that violence. I think a lot of men claiming to be Your
representatives are dancing with the devil behind Your back.
There can only be room in the universe for one God. There is
only one great I Am, and You are the One. And as far as I know,
every religion in the world teaches at its core that the one true God
is love. That being the case, how can those who blow up innocent
people and sing Your praises as they dance in the blood of their vic-
tims be acting on Your orders?
But, Lord, You know, because You know everything, that what
has got me down on my knees tonight with the flood gates open
and the black rain falling is not the sad state of the world, but my
revulsion at the suffering of people who have never done anything
to harm anyone their entire lives.
All right, the suffering of one person. You knew 10 million bil-
lion years ago that tonight my precious mother would be lying over
there in her bed across the street struggling for every drop of air she
can pull, with enormous difficulty, into her lungs. I've heard her
disease is like having an elephant sitting on her chest. And she's so
frail and feeble. She has suffered so long it's worn her out. As much
as she has always loved life, she told me today, "Oh, I can't see
why the Lord doesn't just go ahead and take me."
I could not speak so I squeezed her hand as she struggled for
enough breath to gasp, "They say He leaves you here for a reason
. . Then her breath was gone again, and again she began to
groan.
Why, Lord? What is the reason You have allowed such a
sweet, .gentle soul to suffer so for so long'? Ask anyone who ever
knew her and they will tell You what a wonderful person she is and
always has been. You won't find one person anywhere in the world
who will say one bad word about her. She has been a member of
Your little church right down the road there for 72 years, and she
has loved and served You faithfully. She is so kind and sweet and
gentle and good and giving and loving and ... but You know all that.
And yet her suffering goes on. Why'? Why'?
Lord, 1 have a big basket full of questions. But now I must try
to get a little rest so I can try to put on a brave front tomorrow. Till
later, Lord -
Burl
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@embarq-
inail.com or visit his Web site at www.chipballard.com


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Pursuant to Section 715.109, notice is hereby given that the following
property will be offered for public sale and will sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash:

A 1973 Mara Travel Trailer, white in color, Vehicle ID #282392, title
#10501580, 28 feet in length, and the contents therein, if any,
abandoned by the previous owner, Marjorie Walt.

On Monday, December 31, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Crystal Lake Village
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December 13, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11B


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described-below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
1997 FORD PK. ID. #1FTCR15U7VTA15542
Contact Linda Dean for details at Wauchula State
Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on Friday
October 12, 2007 at 10:00 am.at the Wauchula
State Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main
Street, Wauchula FL 33873.
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12B The Herald-Advocate, December 13, 2007


Code Limits Building Use


In Historic Wauchula Area


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A long discussion has result-
ed in a moratorium on changing
the use of buildings along the
historic corridor in Wauchula.
The lengthy, oftentimes heat-
ed, discussion at Monday
night's Wauchula City Com-
mission meeting spurred the


need for a workshop on build-
ing codes, use of city building
and a tenant for the old Cran-
ford building adjacent to Main
Street Heritage Park.
That workshop will be on
Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at Commission
Chambers in City Hall, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula.
The immediate issue was a


request to put a church in a
building in the historic sector,
which is Main Street from
Florida Avenue to Fourth
Avenue and one block up or
down each adjacent street.
Current codes, researched
upon the request, prohibit
churches in the downtown his-
toric (H-1) and Commercial 1


Soccer Girls Scare Red Devils


Iy JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
They are getting closer and
closer.
Working through injuries and
re-arranging his players, Coach
Gilbert Vasquez has his young
Hardee girls soccer squad on
the verge of contention.
The 20 girls, mostly under-
classmen, continue to improve
and challenge their more expe-
rienced opponents, although
losing to both Palmetto and
Avon Park last week.
Hardee contended at home
against Sebring on Tuesday
night and plays today (Thurs-
day) at Braden River. The game
next Tuesday at home against
Fort Meade finishes off the pre-
holiday season.
The game at home against
division-leading Palmetto was
different from the initial match
on Nov. 8 on the Lady Tiger
field. "While we were still out-
matched against this power-
house, we were able to threaten
their goal with several
attempts," reported Vasquez.
Hardee sophomore goalkeep-



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 252007CA000707
MICHAEL EDWIN BLAIR and
wife, ANGELA RENE BLAIR,
Plaintiff,
V.
ELEANOR MARY GLORIOUS
BROOKS, deceased, and her
spouse, EDWARD C. BROOKS,
deceased, and their unknown
heirs, devises, grantees, credi-
tors, and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against-
them,
Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANTS:
ELEANOR MARY GLORIOUS
BROOKS
RESIDENCE Unknown
EDWARD C. BROOKS,
RESIDENCE Unknown
if alive or if dead, and their
unknown spouses,
heirs,devlsees, grantees, credi-
tors and all other parties claiming
by through, under or against them
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and
quiet title on the following
described property in Hardee
County, Florida:
Lot 3, LESS 160 Feet off
South side, Block 4,
Carlton & McEwen
Addition, Hardee County,
Florida
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, If
any, to JOHN W. H. BURTON of
Burton & Burton, P.A., POST
OFFICE DRAWER 1729,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or
before the 11th day of January,
2008, and file the original with the
Clerk of the Court either before
service on Plantiffs' attorney 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 6th day of December
2007.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
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er Kristina Garcia kept Hardee
in the game while strikers
Chelsea Goolsby, Abigail
Martinez and Daisy Escoto
each had attempts to score.
However, an injury to Garcia
resulted in her leaving the
game, and Escoto stepping into
her position. Slowly but surely,
Palmetto scored and went home
with an 8-0 victory.
Hardee also greeted Avon
Park on Thursday," playing an
excellent game," said Vasquez.
"The Wildcat team threatened
the Red Devils all night but
were unable to score."
Avon Park managed only one
score in the first half, as Marce
Ramirez stepped up and saved
several shots at goal. While
Kristina Garcia was unable to
play, her coach/father Julian
Garcia provided guidance to
Ramirez. In her goalie debut,
she had saved several shots at
goal, noted Vasquez.
Junior Hannah Jacobs filled
in at left striker for Ramirez.
Her "aggressiveness and excel-
lent ball skills" made her a nat-
ural for the temporary position.


Filling Jacob's normal back-
field defender position was
Alma Alvarez.
"While the Red Devils were
able to win the match 3-0, the
Lady 'Cat team put forth a great
effort in stopping a large num-
ber attempts at goal and are
becoming more intense in their
own efforts at scoring," contin-
ued Vasquez.
He credited senior Esmeralda
Martinez and soph Gloria Ruiz,
along with Alvarez, for great
back-field defensive work.
Sophs Abigail Hernandez and
Sarah Lopez were mid-outside
strikers and "are continuing to
show great improvement as
they consistently push the ball
up the field," thus giving
Goolsby, Escoto and Jacobs a
chance to score for the Lady
Wildcat offense.
Other members of the Hardee
squad are Mellissa Banda,
Lizabeth Caballero, Crystal
Hebert, Blanca Rivera, Kirsti
Roehm, Jessica Solis, Michelle
Olivar, Gloria Venegas, Oliva
Crystal and Briana Esquivel.


districts. Those there before the
code was changed are "grandfa-
thered in."
During the discussion it was
realized that there are two
church groups meeting along
the corridor. One meets at
Robarts Funeral Home and the
other at the City Hall Auditor-
ium. Both will be advised of the
code and asked to make other
plans during the moratorium
period, if at all possible.
Commissioner Jerry Conerly
said both were on the "fringe"
of the historic area and had ade-
quate parking without creating
a bottleneck downtown. Both
also are temporary while build-
ing a budding congregation and
planning a long-term location.
That also led to a discussion
of use of the City Hall auditori-
um and other city facilities. A
tentative plan would gradually
phase out donation of city
buildings and make those using
them pay rent and utilities on
their own.
The only exceptions would
be the Hardee Help Center,
Senior Center and the Hardee
Players' use of the auditorium.
The commission briefly re-
viewed applications of La
Dona's Mexican Restaurant,
Granny Graham's and Jason
Gray's proposed barbecue
restaurant for the vacant
Cranford building. Financial
statements will be sought from
them and several other busi-
nesses which have requested to
rent that building.
Further discussion of use of
city-owned buildings will also
be at the Jan. 7 workshop.

In other action, the commis-
sion:
learned the "old two-story
power plant building used for
storage and an electrical power
substation has remedied its soil


and ground-water petroleum
impacts to the satisfaction of
the state Department of En-
vironmental Protection, which
has issued a "No Further Action
Order."
"We put the final cement cap.
This is the cherry on the cake,
the final step," said City
Manager Rick Giroux.
approved second, and
final, reading of three ordi-
nances concerning the 34.52-
acre Chgapman Estates property
on Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue, which is to become a
subdivision of moderately
priced homes.
One annexes the property
into the city. Another changes
the zoning from county Farm-
Residential to City R-3, multi-
family residential. The third
amends the city's Comprehen-
sive Land Use Plan changing
land use from county Town
Center to city Medium Density
Residential. That has been sent
to the state Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) and
approved.
approved an ordinance
noting final adjustments to the
2006-07 city budget.
approved an ordinance
and three resolutions on work-
ing with the Hardee County
School Board. The ordinance
sends the public school element
of the city's Comprehensive
Plan to DCA for approval. It
replaces or enhances the previ-
ous interlocal government sec-
tion of the Comp Plan.
Two of the resolutions adopt
an interlocal agreement, a
detailed 30-page plan for the
cities, county and School Board
to work together. Developments
which could have too many
children for the school would
result in redistributing students
to meet school capacities or
delay in development until a


new school could be built. -
A third resolution donates a
forfeited 1994 Ford Crown
Victoria to the school board for
its use by a Hilltop Elementary
School resource officer, whose
16-year-old vehicle is no longer
in working order. On behalf of
the school district, Deputy
Superintendent Rocky Kitchens
accepted the gift and expressed
appreciation for it.
approved a resolution for
an up-to-$7.7 million loan from
the state Revolving Loan pro-
gram, as needed, for water plant
improvements. "This is the cul-
mination of at least 18 months
work and planning. We don't
intend to spend $7.7 million,
but now we can move forward
to make this a reality," com-
mented Giroux.
approved a request by
Latoya Wiggins for a parade
route for the Martin Luther
King Jr. Day parade in
February. "We have a lot more
participation with the schools
and businesses this year," said
Wiggins. A parade route from
the old junior high down West
Main Street to South Seventh
Avenue, then south to Orange
Street and back to the school
was approved.
"It will be no problem unless
it has to go across U.S. 17," said
Police Chief William Beattie.
Beattie also said he has been
putting yellow tags on light
poles and urging businesses to
get a street light on their proper-
ty. "Contacts have been very
positive. We are working with
the city electric department. We
don't want another tragedy like
we had last week," said Beattie.
agreed to look into the
possibility of an ordinance pro-
hibiting tent auto sales, raising
permit and other fees, and limit-
ing any one group to once a
"ear.


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HJHS Basketball
Girls Basketball
Girls Soccer
Boys Soccer


Rlill-Gustat
Fort Meade
Braden River
Sebring


Away
HOME
HOME
HOME


5:30/6:30 p.m.
6/7:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
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.
HOLIDAY BREAK




Macedo Wins Weightlifting


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Finance Director Linda Roberson is in the driver's seat as (from left) Mayor George
Neel and public works head Bubba Bass test the bucket of the town's new John Deere
410J backhoe.


ZS Digs Out Backhoe


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
It took three years to get
there, but the town of Zolfo
Springs now has a new back-
hoe.
The long trip was not caused
by power-train breakdowns, but
by power struggles and commu-
nication breakdowns which
brought upheaval and turnovers
in town government and staff.
Three years after first apply-
ing for a U.S. Department of
Agriculture Rural Development
grant/loan, the 2007 John Deere
410J is now digging up town
dirt.
But first, Finance Director
Linda Roberson with the
help and approval of the Town
Commission had to dig the
town out of a quagmire. The
town had applied for grant
money for the needed purchase,
but allowed the application to
lapse as elected officials came
and went and employees did,
too. The grant was forgotten.
Roberson worked with Ange-
la Prioleau, area specialist for
USDA Rural Development, to
get the grant application re-
newed and the critical piece of
heavy equipment in the town
barn.


Rural Development granted
Zolfo Springs $39,200 toward
the purchase, and loaned the
town the other $32,200. Total
cost of the John Deere was
$71,400.
Roberson said the town has
10 years to pay back the low-
interest loan of 4.125 percent,
with annual payments coming
in at $4,045. The payment will
come from the town's commu-
nications service tax revenue,
she said.'
Prioleau, area specialist.
Catrina Southall and area direc-
tor Vernon Fuller personally de-
livered the $71,400 check to the
town.
And the town welcomed
them, and the cash, with a brief
ceremony and celebration.
"The safety and well-being of
our citizens is of critical impor-
tance," Fuller said. "This new
equipment is a major invest-
ment in the lives and security of
area residents, and is part of
USD-A's ongoing investment in
the future of rural communities.
"Rural Development congrat-
ulates area leaders for their
vision, the staff members who
will be utilizing the new back-
hoe and area residents who will
benefit from the equipment that


will be used on their behalf.
Rural Development is pleased
to be part of that effort," Fuller
added.
The need for a new backhoe
became clear in the active, and
destructive, 2004 hurricane sea-
'son. The heavy equipment is
part of the town's plan to ensure
health, safety and the continuity
of services, town officials and
the USDA pointed out.
But the old backhoe, a 1981
model, was worn out and deem-
ed unsafe to operate. Instead,
the town had been forced to rent
a backhoe at a cost of $1,000
week.
The machine is used to clean
up storm debris, dig drainage
ditches and maintain water and
sewer lines.
Keys have been handed over
to Bubba Bass, a veteran em-
ployee of the town.
USDA Rural Development is
a federal agency serving rural
communities of up to 20,000 in
population through financial
and technical assistance. It pro-
vides grants and loans for con-
struction, enlargement and im-
provement of health-care, safe-
ty and other public services.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Senior Adilene Macedo led
girls weightlifting in its first
meet of the year.
The Hardee girls traveled to
Avon Park last week for a five-
team meet, during which
Macedo placed first in her 183-
pound division, combining a
115 bench press and 105 clean-
and-jerk for a 210 total.
Other teams at the meet were
Sebring, LaBelle, Lake Placid
and the host team, Avon Park.
Competition was keen, with
Sebring taking the meet title
with 58 points and Avon Park
second at 56. LaBelle was next
with 30, and Lake Placid (22)
and Hardee (20) were two
points apart to finish up the
scoring.
Hardee did not have many of
the new girls who had schedule
conflicts, which they will
adjust, said coach Jan Brutus.
Hardee hosted its only home
meet on Tues. .
belle and Sel
Today (Thur ill
Wildcats .go Ilii
Southeast for a four-team meet
with Avon Park and Manatee
High also included.
That's it, until a Jan. 8 meet at
LaBelle with Lake Placid, and
Sebring.


In last week's meet, senior
Samantha Hagans took second
place in the 101-pound class,
recording a 125 total, 65 in the
bench and 55 in the C&J.
Soph Marissa Shivers fin-
ished in third place in the 199
division, with a total of 175, 95
in the bench and 80 in the C&J.
Freshman Desarea Newcomb
placed fourth with an 80-
95=175 in the 119 division.
In the 129 class, it was senior
Katie Bryan with a 165-total,
and 85 and an 80.
There were a pair of local
girls in the 139 division. Junior


Alavia Daniels finished at 130
with a 70 bench and 60 C&J,
while soph Cassy Southerland
had 125, with a 65 Bench and
60 C&J.
And, senior Nicole Bromley
totaled 175 in the 154 division,
with a 90 bench and 60 in the
C&J.
"The girls are showing a lot
of strength and improving each
day," commented coach Brutus.
Other girls on the squad are
junior Ashley Rigney, sophs
Paige Clark, Selina Mancillas,
Brina Nellis and Charity Webb,
and freshman Emily Starratt.


Corrected

Girls Weightlifting Schedule


Dec. 6 At Avon Park with LaBelle
Dec. 11 HOME meet with LaBelle and
Sebring-Wildcat Stadium


t il ii j liiii h li l 'lti i iill lllii

and Sebring
Jan. 12 Qualifying Meet at Sebring
Jan. 31 Travis Todd Invit.- Avon Parl


k


5 p.m.

5 p.m.

5 p.m.

5 p.m.
11 a.m.
5 p.m.


The ceremonial presentation included a celebration of the ultimate success of an
effort that was three years in the making. Ready to dig into a cake decorated for the
occasion are (from left) Rural Development area specialist Angela Prioleau, area
director Vernon Fuller and area specialist Catrina Southall.


I.
I.


Vernon Fuller, area director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development,
presents a check to Finance Director Linda Roberson for the town's purchase of a
much-needed backhoe.


Little Miss



Hardee County


* Entrants must be a 5th grade girl attending *^^}7?K'
Hardee County School, Home schooled or
living in Hardee County attending 5th grade. ,
* Entrant must have a B average and last
report card must be presented to committee
for approval.

First meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2007
at 6:30 p.m. at the Hardee Junior High School/Hilltop
Auditorium.

Any questions please feel free to contact Sarah Parks @ 773-3931
or 773 -3147 ext. 2607
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services


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 ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st 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 CHURCII
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
Sunday School ........... .........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..............6....600 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
6G/ Pahnetto 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 ................ 1:00 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.


IT 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
Conmn.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School .... ............. 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ...... ...... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School .... .......... 10:00 a'.m.
English Service ..................1:30 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 Illand .
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............I11:00 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 ................ I 1:00 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 ': 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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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 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School ...... ........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning .................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ................7:30 p.m.

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 .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
, Sunday School ...................9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service..........7:00 p.m.
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 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
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 Biadenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening................7:30 p.m.


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 BAWIfT CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Rood 773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ...t.............11:00 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
Morn. Worship ....................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hlwy 17
Morning Service ................ 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 .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................7:00 a.m.
(English) .................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish)..................11:00 a.m.
(Creole)....................1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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 Atliliation

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 ............1.......f0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy;
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service.,:.........7:00 p.m.


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.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00a.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 .................1:00 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 ....................0:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


Have you ever heard
il said, "Be carelul what
you wish for, it might
just come true"? What
does that mean?
Maybe we don't
always know what's besi
for us. Sometimes we
put all our time and
effort into achieving the
one thing we're sure will
make us happy only to
be disappointed when
we reach our goal.
Perhaps we wished for
the wrong thing. So
bow are we supposed to
know what's best for us?
Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us,
"Trust in the Lord with
all your heart, and do


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER-
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................0:00 a.m.
Children's Church ..............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................0:00 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..........11:00 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 ..............11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship ............7-9 p.m.

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

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Conf6siones 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 ..............1......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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FROM
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Matthew Henry, the 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.


not rely on your own insight. In all ways acknowledge Him, and He
will make straight your paths."
As you worship Him each week, know that God will make your
greatest wish come true...if it is His will. Ask God to reveal His
will for your life, ask Him whal to wish for.





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December 13, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3C


It's officially winter at Highlands Hammock State Park and
our seasonal volunteers are arriving. Some seasonal staff work on
equipment or construction projects, others provide administrative
or ranger station support. Many volunteers have come season after
season, .adding their experience and expertise to the daily opera-
tions at the park.
I'd like to introduce you to Kevin Evans today. Kevin and his
lovely wife Cheryl have been seasonal winter volunteers at the


COURTESY PHOTO
Handicapped Americans Love of Life (HALLO), which
sponsors monthly meetings for people with traumatic
brain injuries, enjoy a tram ride with Kevin Evans.
Hammock for 11 years! It hardly seems possible, but you've prob-
ably heard that familiar saying, "time flies when you are having
fun." Fun along with hard work is something that Kevin and Cheryl
have mastered well. They spend their winters here at the Hammock
and their summers at national parks.
Living the dream'of every recreational camper, Kevin says,
"Sometimes I can't believe it myself." Taking advantage of early
retirement and moving into full-time camping can sometimes be a
challenge. Kevin and Cheryl did what many full timers do. They
started out spending a few winters on the road before they cut loose
and went "full time."




New Rules For


Wildlife Owners


Life in an RV can really, truly be a blast. "We spent this past
summer at Bandalier National Monument, which is near a large
military establishment. Underground bombing sometimes would
reverberate in the entrance station where I was working," said
Kevin. His main job duties included operating the entrance station,
greeting and orienting guests, while wife Cheryl led guided walks
and tours, and hosted campfire programs.
With five years and several parks, including Dinosaur National,
Monument and Theodore Roosevelt National Park, under their
belts, you might wonder where they will go next? Like most full
timers, they will make their plans in late winter or early spring and
then begin sending applications out. If you've ever thought of try-
ing full time RVing, you might want to visit Kevin for some tips.
While his wife Cheryl works in our administrative office,
Kevin spends his winters providing tram tours for our park visitors.
Tour schedules are 1 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 p.m.
and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Now that Kevin is here,
we are able to add additional trams to meet demand.
In the past, tours would often sell out within minutes of the
Ranger Station opening at 8:00 a.m. With Kevin on duty, we can
offer additional tours so that visitors won't be greeted with that
sold-out message as often as used to occur.
Tours, which take about an hour, transport visitors to remote
areas of the park that you don't get to see otherwise. You'll see alli-
gators, wading birds, a vulture roost, and a variety of other crea-
tures that call this park home. Along the way, Kevin will narrate the
story of the park's history, natural communities, and all sorts of
intriguing information you might not have known otherwise.
It's a great way to see wildlife and enjoy the expertise of a
guide to answer any questions you might have. Tour fees are rea-
sonable, just $4 per adult and $2 for children age 12 and under.
Park admission is just $4 per vehicle (up to eight people per car-
load). The Hammock Inn is also open and serving lunch from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Friday night hours are
extended for the Fish Fry till 8 p.m. Call the Ranger Station for
more information at (863) 386-6094 or see us on the web at
www.FloridaStateParks.org/highlandshammock.


It's holiday time again! A time for happiness, joy and good
feelings. Or maybe, not so much. The holidays are usually more of
a combination of joy and stress from the shopping, the cooking, the
traffic, the relatives, the money, the parties, or lack of these things.
Many people feel a sense of loss and grief during this time of year,
and it's okay to feel sad or lonely you don't have to be happy all
the time.
But you don't have to let any of these things ruin the season
for you. If you can identify what triggers stress for you, then you
can better understand it and deal with it. Lean on others for support.
Talking with a trusted relative, friend or counselor can help you
come to grips with it find new ways of thinking and reacting to it.
Be realistic and do not try to do too much. Pace yourself and
focus on the activities that you really enjoy and that mean the most
to you, rather than taking on projects that you really don't have the
time to do. Rest when you need to and get plenty of sleep becuase
tired people don't have as much fun.
Relax and take time to enjoy the season. Avoid stress by
breathing deeply and slowly, don't overeat or drink too much, and
get outside for a walk. Volunteer to help others when you can
because it is a great way to feel better and to remember the true
meaning of Christmas.
The very first Christmas gift was a person Jesus, the Son of
God, who came to give us abundant life. By accepting this great
gift we can experience joy even in.stressful times and enjoy life all
year long.
Merry Christmas!


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) approved a new rule
concerning exhibition of Class I
wildlife and venomous reptiles.
Owners of Class I (potential-
ly very dangerous) wildlife
must maintain a list of names,
addresses and phone numbers
of contiguous landowners and
"neighbors and notify the FWC
immediately if an animal es-
capes from its enclosure, cage,
leash or other constraint.
Also, they are required to
have a captive wildlife critical
incident/disaster plan that de-
scribes what they will do in the
event of a hurricane, flood or
. fire to prevent animals from es-
caping. They must maintain the
neighbor-notification informa-


tion in the plan.
"These new requirements are
aimed at better protecting the
public should an incident occur
involving Class I captive wild-
life which can cause harm,"
said Capt. Linda Harrison of the
FWC's Investigations Section.
"However, we are mindful not
to take away the rights of re-
sponsible wildlife owners.
"We want people who pos-
sess potentially dangerous ani-
mals to be fully prepared should
an escape or disaster occur.
Having a plan in place greatly
minimizes a mishap," Harrison
said.
More information about
wildlife ownership and exhibi-
tion laws is available at
MyFWC.com/permits.


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Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


Around my house we are almost to the point of thrice daily
conversations about Christmas. Where are my gifts around the
tree? How come someone else's gifts are already wrapped and
under the tree? Am I getting anything for Christmas?
When you have a 5- and 6 year old it is normal for them to get
EXCITED about Christmas. We have an advent calendar that
counts down the days until Christmas. They have calendars at
school that tell them how many days are left until school is out.
They know when Christmas is. Unfortunately for me that means
two things. They know it's Daddy's birthday and, "Your gonna be
36, that's OLD!" and I better make sure there presents are bought
and wrapped and under the tree before Christmas gets here.
What will Christmas look like this year'? Are you excited? Are
you worried? Is it "bah humbug" or "Oh, it's Christmas already?"
Well hopefully, and prayerfully, your Christmas will be filled
with memories of Christ.
It is great having young children at Christmas. They are on a
constant sugar high even if they haven't had a teaspoon of sugar.
Katherine reminded her brother the other day Christmas isn't about
getting presents it is about Jesus coming to earth as a baby. I think
J.T. got the message, the next night at prayer time he was so excit-
ed to tell us about an idea he had for Christmas morning that he
almost didn't get the sentence out.
After a few pauses and excited breaths he blurted out, "on
Christmas morning before we even look at our presents we should
all stop and thank the Lord God for giving us His Son Jesus."
We all agreed that would be a good thing to do.
Christmas is fun. It is exciting. No matter how you celebrate
it, it really is a time of anticipation, a time of expectancy. I think
that is how God meant for it to be. I'm sure Mary and Joseph,
although tired and weary from travel, were excited and filled with
expectancy.
It seems now more than ever a time of uncertainty in our cul-
ture, an election year coming up, a plummet in the housing market,
a somewhat questionable economy, a time of religious interest on
the rise, (not necessarily interest in Christianity), a blurring of what
a Christian really is, you tube, my space, face book, internet com-
munities, blurred realities. We all seem to want something more,
more friends, more stuff, more security, more control, more per-
sonal time. We sit at our computers and anticipate emails, carry our
cell phones on our hips at everyone's beck and call, we have a need
to be heard and a need to listen. But Why'?
I believe God wants us to communicate, to think, to listen, to
talk. But Why? Who is God'? Who are you? Where are you going?
Why, How, does God love us? How do we love Him? How do we
love others?
Think about what you are looking forward to this Christmas.
Think about what you are expecting to get this year. Think about
all the wonderful things that you could get but maybe won't. Now
think of the greatest gift you could ever imagine being given. Is
there something greater than that, are you sure? Think about it.
After a few pauses and excited breaths, maybe we should just
start by thanking God for giving us His Son Jesus. And spend a few
days there. Hopefully and prayerfully your Christmas will be filled
with memories of Christ.
Have a very merry Christmas.

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
-Jesse Jackson


There's finally a chill and a certain festiveness in the air as
most of us try to take time off from work to enjoy spending quali-
ty time with family and friends and reflect on the passing year.
Children will be out of school on winter break soon, and while the
holiday season's upon us, so are several traditional hunting oppor-
tunities.
The second phase of waterfowl and coot season comes in
statewide Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 27. In addition to the usual
hunting license and permit requirements, duck hunters also must
have a Florida waterfowl permit ($3) and a federal duck stamp
($15).
The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your
ducks before you pull the trigger, because there are different daily
limits for each species. For instance, within the six-bird limit there
can only be one black duck, one mottled duck, one fulvous
whistling-duck and one pintail. Only two of your six-bird limit can
be canvasbacks, redheads, wood ducks or scaup, and you may have
only four scoters or four mallards (of which only two can be
female) in your bag.
All other species of ducks may be taken .up to the six-bird
limit, except harlequin ducks. Taking or attempting to take harle-
quins is illegal. The daily limit on coots is 15, and there's a five-
bird limit on mergansers, only two of which may be hooded.
When hunting waterfowl, hunters may only use non-toxic
shotgun shells. In fact, it's illegal for hunters even to possess lead
shot when waterfowl hunting. Only iron (steel), bismuth-tin and
various tungsten-alloys are permissible.
For something different, try woodcock hunting. Woodcock
season runs Dec. 15 to Jan. 13. Woodcocks are excellent game
birds because they hold well for pointing bird dogs and provide a
challenging shot when flushed. The daily bag limit is three.
The third phase of mourning and white-winged dove season
opens Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 6. There's a 12-bird daily bag
limit on doves.
From November on, shooting hours for all migratory birds are
one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. You must get a no-cost
migratory bird permit where you purchase your hunting license
before you hunt any of these birds, though.
The only firearm you're allowed to hunt migratory game birds
with is a shotgun, no larger than 10-gauge. Shotguns must be
plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber com-
bined). Bows also are legal.
Retrievers and bird dogs can be useful in hunting migratory
game birds. Artificial decoys, as well as manual or mouth-operated
bird calls, also are legal and essential gear for duck hunters. You
may hunt migratory game birds over an agricultural field, as long
as the crop's been planted by regular agricultural methods.
However, don't even think about "sweetening" the field by scatter-
ing agricultural products over it or anywhere near it or you
could windup in serious trouble. It doesn't matter if you aren't the
one who scattered the bait. If you knew or should've known that
such bait was present, you're accountable under the law.
Some other things you can't do while hunting migratory game
birds include using rifles, pistols, crossbows, traps, snares, nets,
sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns, machine guns,
fish hooks, poisons, drugs, explosive substances, live decoys,
recorded bird calls or sounds or electrically amplified bird call imi-
tations. Shooting from a moving automobile or boat and herding or
driving birds with vehicles or vessels also are against the law..
Bobcat and otter hunting season is Dec. 1 March 1, and


there's no daily bag or season limit on either species.
Like foxes, bobcats may be chased year-round with dogs, but
possessing firearms during the closed season between March 2 and
Nov. 30 is prohibited. On a few wildlife management areas, bob-
cats and otters may not be taken, so please consult the specific area
brochure before you hunt.
Whether upland bird hunting with friends and family, shooting
ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or taking that big bobcat
as he slips up behind an unsuspecting fawn, December has the
hunting opportunities you're looking for.
Here's wishing you happy holidays and a successful hunting
season. If you can, remember to introduce someone new to our
great sport. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and
we'll see you in the woods!
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's
Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him
with questions about hunting at Tony. Young@FWC.com.



Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Happy snow days to all those
who decided to return home or
those who decided not to come
until after the holiday season.
We are all thinking of you shov-
eling that white stuff and are
glad we are here in the 80
degree temperatures.
CHRISTMAS PARADE
Lawrence Hierlihy was in
charge of the Crystal Lake float
that was in the Wauchula
Christmas Parade Dec. 1. The
following people helped get the
float parade ready Loyd
Lankford, Fred Leverone, Cal
Gadsby, Earl Folnsbee and
Sheila Barr. Mike Defreitas and
Bob Kramer carried the banner
and Anne Defretas and Barb
Kramer handed out candy. The
theme of the Crystal Lake float
was Veterans Memorial. U.S.
and Canadian veterans George
Miller, Charlie Molett, Henry
Hollenbeck, Al Johnson, Bill
Eakins, Wayne Willis, Bruce
Wood, Lawrence Hierlihy,
Peter Doherty and Jerry Lauer
rode on the float. Devon and
Linda from the park staff
helped take the float to the start-
ing point and pulled the float in
the parade.
KOFFEE KLATCH
Cal and Betty Gadsby were
the hosts on Dec. 5 with help
from Dick Barker, Stella Nie-
bauer and Marion Wooters. Bill
Johnson led the U.S. Pledge,
Bernice English led the Canad-
ian Pledge and Nancy Morrison
led the prayer. The 50/50 win-


ners were Rosalie and Earl
Folnsbee (twice), Marj and Bill
Cook, and Fred and Mary Kess-
ler. Too bad the pool was closed
today as Rosalie Folns bee and
Carolyn Gordon were three-
time winners this morning.
DANCE
Don't forget the dance Sat-
urday night with The Nite Lites.
Let's have a big turnout for the
Christmas dance.
BINGO
On Nov. 30, Charlie McKni-
ght won the paper special and
Elaine Leverone won it on Dec.
3.
SCORES
Men's Golf, Nov. 29 -
scramble: first, Ray Baker, Jack
Jacobs, Fred Leverone and
Dick Robinson; second, Aurele
Dufour, Bob Kramer, John
Jackson and W.T. Johnson.
Ladies' Golf, Nov. 29 low
net: first, Barb Kramer; second,
Jan Brinker; and third, Marilyn
Funkhouser.
Mixed Golf, Dec. 3 -
scramble: first, Jack Jacobs,
Bill Johnson, Joe Bennitt and
Ginny Flanagin; second, Aurele
Dufour, Mary Kessler, Fred
Leverone and Betty Jacobs.
Shuffling, Dec. 4 three-
game winners were Bob Bundy,
Lowell Gordon, Gloria Hamil-
ton, Don Harkin, Gary House-
holder, Keith Stephens, Doug
Taylor and Myrna Wilday.
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
Dec. 9, a residential burglary on Buckskin Drive and afight on
U.S. 17 North were reported.

Dec. 8, Timoteo Morales Velazques, 28, General Delivery,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged
with larceny petit theft.
Dec. 8, Darius Westley Hudson, 28, of 1560 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Southers and
charged with possession of marijuana, resisting an officer without
violence, failure to obey a police officer by fleeing and a traffic
offense.
Dec. 8, Javier Ramirez Lopez, 27, of 1815 Petteway Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. James K.
Cloud and charged with DUI and no valid license.
Dec. 8, Santiago Hernandez Mendez, 28, General Delivery,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged, with
possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of cocaine
and possession of drug paraphernalia and no valid license.
Dec. 8, Stephen Chevo Rodriguez, 24, of 3876 Creek Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce on a charge of
contempt of court.
Dec. 8, a vehicle stolen on SR 64 East, a fight on Erler Road,
criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North and SR 64 West and a theft on
Stansfield Road were reported.

Dec. 7, Justin Heath Morris, 31, of 3225 U.S. 17 South, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by FHP Tpr. James K. Cloud and charged
with DUI. ,
Dec. 7, thefts in two locations on U.S. 17 North were repqrt-
ed.

Dec. 6, Adam Ebert Jr., 35, of 43 Princeton Ave., Frostproof,
was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with possession of
methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug
paraphernalia and a traffic offense.
Dec. 6, Ronald Eugene Grizzard, 18, of 100 S. Lanier Ave.,
Fort Meade; Steven Lamar Skinner, 19, of 3415 Thoroughbred


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS[
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese
or Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray,
Green Beans, Pineapple
Chunks, Cornbread, Juice Bar)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Scrambled Eggs
w/Cheese, Pineapple Chunks;
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad
Tray, French Fries, Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Cinnamon Toast,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Spaghetti (Salad Tray, Corn,
Juice, Roll, Peanut Butter
Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Stacked Ham Sand-
wich or Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Salad Tray, Apple Juice, Fruit
Snack, Oatmeal Cookies) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Holiday
JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Cornbread, Pineapple Chunks,
Salad Bar, Juice Bar) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Scrambled Eggs
w/Cheese, Pineapple Tidbits,
Juice, Milk,
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Chicken & Rice or Ham
-Sandwich (Tossed Salad, Roll,
Mixed Vegetables, Peaches,
Salad Bar, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Cinnamon Toast,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
w/Dill or Spaghetti or Pepperoni
Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato, Corn,
Roll, Juice, Peanut Butter
Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage Pattie, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Stacked Ham Sand-
wich or Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Lettuce & Tomato, Fruit Snack,
Juice, Graham Chocolate) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Holiday

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Yogurt, Juice, Milk


Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Juice Bar, Pineapple Chunks,
Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Pine-
apple Chunks, Milk,
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
(Tossed Salad, Broccoli Nor-
mandy, Peas & Carrots, Roll,
Cucumber & Tomato Salad,
Peaches, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Corndog (Tossed
Salad, Baked Beans, Potato
Rounds, Cole Slaw, Carrots,
Fruit Snacks, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Pineapple Chunks,
Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sand-
wich (Tossed Salad, Potato
Rounds, Corn, Cucumber &
Tomato Salad, Juice, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Peaches) and
Milk


Road, Wauchula; and Chad Richardson, 23, of 880 Griffin Road,
Wauchula, were arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and each
charged with trespassing on posted horticultural property. Skinner
was also charged with two additional counts of trespassing on post-
ed horticultural property. Griz' ;d was detained by Dep. Joe
Marble on a charge of violation .;f probation.
Dec. 6, a residential burglary on North Ed Wells Road, a
vehicle stolen on Prine Road and a theft on Prine Road were report-
ed.

Dec. 5, Frank Flores, 23, of 722 Sandpiper Dr., Wauchula;
Akeem Frazier, 18, of 3456 Palmetto St., Zolfo Springs; and Daniel
Juarez, 21, of 160 Poucher Road, Wauchula, were arrested by the
countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and each charged with posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Flores and Frazier were also charged
with possession of marijuana. Juarez was also charged with pos-
session of a controlled substance without a prescription and a traf-
fic offense.
Dec. 5, Charles Trevor Boyette, 22, of 319 Rodeo Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan and charged with
battery.
Dec. 5, a residential burglary on Glades Street, burglary of a
conveyance on Alamo Avenue, criminal mischief of Old
Bradenton Road and thefts on Rawlings Road, Badger Loop and
U.S. 17 North were reported.

Dec. 4, Jessie Ellis, 45, of 414 Magnolia Blvd., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with battery.
Dec. 4, Michael William McWhorter, 32, General Delivery,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Andrew McGuckin and charged
with three counts dealing in stolen property and larceny petit
theft.
Dec. 4, Jacklyn Nicole Ramos, 28, of 1015 Huss Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with tres-
passing.
Dec. 4, Abnibal Morales, 26, General Delivery, Plant City, was
arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
Dec. 4, a fight on Polk Road and U.S. 17 was reported.

Dec. 3, Kenneth Horn, 40, of 4120 Industry Dr., Melbourne,
was arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce on a charge of non-support.
Dec. 3, Joe Louis Brown, 70, of 627 Hyde St., Wauchula, was
arrested by DTF and charged with possession of a short-barreled
gun and possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted
felon.
Dec. 3, Jerry Jason Nichols, 31, of 260 W. Van Fleet Drive,
Bartow, was arrested by DTF and charged with trafficking in
methamphetamine, selling methamphetamine, possession of drug
equipment and resisting an officer without violence.
Dec. 3, a business burglary on Altman Road, and a theft in a
grove off U. S. 17 South were reported.

WAUCHULA
Dec. 9, a robbery on West Palmetto Street, a fight on U.S. 17
North and criminal mischief on West Main Street were reported.

Dec. 8, Guillermo Quillen, 28, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with resisting an offi-


HARDEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2008
The Hardee County Economic Development
Council, Inc. will hold monthly meetings at 9:00
a.m. at 401 N 6th Avenue on U.S. Hwy 17 S,
Wauchula, Florida.

Schedule as follows:
Jan 8 Apr 8 July 8 Oct 14
Feb 12 May 13 Aug 12 Nov 18
Mar 11 June 10 Sept 9 Dec 9
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any dis-
abled person needing to make special arrange-
ments should contact the Betty Croy at the
Economic Development Office (773 3030) at
least forty-eight (48) prior to the meeting.
Rick Justice, CHAIRMAN
Economic Development Council, Inc.
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
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December 13, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5C
cer without violence, disorderly intoxication and a municipal ordi-
Snance violence.
Dec. 8, a theft on West Main Street was reported.

Dec. 7, Marshall Stephen Vaughan, 34, of 6374 Monticello
St., Homosassa, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged
with fleeing police without regard to safety, possession ofmetham-
phetamine, possession of a weapon/ammunition by a convicted
felon, resisting an officer without violence and two traffic offens-
es.
Dec. 7, a residential burglary on Green Street, criminal mis-
chief on South Florida Avenue and thefts on West Oak Street and
on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Dec. 6, Kenneth Wade Bodiford, 41, of 411 E. Oak St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with loi-
tering/prowling.
Dec. 6, Frank Willard Johns, 56, of 2939 Dawson Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with
contempt of court.
Dec. 6, a theft on West Main Street was reported.

Dec. 5, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Dec. 4, William Louis Cone, 28, of 634 Logue Road, Myakka,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with possession of
a weapon/ammunition by a convicted felon and a traffic offense.
Dec. 4, a theft on Tulane Avenue was reported.

Dec. 3, a theft on West Orange Street was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Dec. 8, Lorie Ann Shiver,. 35, of Meadowlawn Lane, Fort
Meade, was arrested bt S'gt. Edward Coronado and charged with
two counts possession of a controlled substance without a pre-
scription and two traffic offenses.

Dec. 7, residential burglaries onl West Palmetto Drive and on
Feather Lane, burglary of a conveyance on West Palmetto Drive
and a theft on Central Avenue were reported.

Dec. 3, a residential burglary on Grove Street was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Dec. 9, Martin Contreras Perez, 27, General Delivery, Zolfo
Springs, and Pedro Perez, 27, General Delivery, Tifton, Ga., were
arrested by Ofc. Lance Paul and each charged with disorderly
intoxication.
Dec. 9, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Dec. 8, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.
One medium-sized potato contains no fat, sodium or choles-
terol and has 110 calories.
Older graduate students carry nearly twice as much credit card
debt as their younger counterparts, with just 20 percent of all
respondents paying off their monthly credit card bills in full
each month. Moreover, the average outstanding balance on
credit cards held by graduate students has increased 10 per-
cent since 2003 to $8,612.


HARDEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR 2008
The Hardee County industrial Development
Authority will hold monthly meetings at 10:00
a.m. at 401 N 6th Avenue on U.S. Hwy 17 S,
Wauchula, Florida.

Schedule as follows:
Jan 8 Apr 8 July 8 Oct 14
Feb 12 May 13 Aug 12 Nov 18
Mar 11 June 10 Sept 9 Dec 9
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any dis-
abled person needing to make special arrange-
ments should contact Betty Croy at the
Economic Development Office (773 3030) at
least forty-eight (48) prior to the meeting.
Dana English, CHAIRMAN
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25 2007-CA 000498

COMPASS BANK, an Alabama
banking corporation,
Plaintiff,

vs.

AARON KOOT, N&R SERVICES
OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, INC.,
a Florida corporation, and All
Parties Claiming By, Through
or Under Said Parties,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure by Default dated
November 28, 2007, and entered
in Case No. 25-2007-CA-000498 of
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at the north front steps of the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. and on the
16 day of January, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:

Commence at the NE corner
of The SE 1/4 of Section 9,
Township 34 South, Range 25
East; thence West along the
North line of the SE 1/4 of
Section 9, for a distance of
659.32 feet; thence South 0
degrees 19'27" West for a
distance of 46.00 feet to a
point on the South Right of
Way line of Carlton Street;
thence North 88 degrees
13'55" West and along the
South Right of Way line of
Carlton Street for a distance
of 413.55 feet for Point of
Beginning; thence continue
North 88 degrees 13'55" West
for a distance of 105.00 feet
to the Northeast corner of lot
4, Block D, Moonlight Park
Subdivision as per Plat
recorded in the public
records of Hardee County,
Florida; thence South 0
degrees 05' 22" West along
the East line of Moonlight
Park Subdivision for a dis-
tance of 200.00 feet; thence
South 88 degrees 13' 55"
East for a distance of 105.00
feet; thence North 0 degrees
05' 22" East for a distance of
200.00 feet to point of begin-
ning. Hardee County, Florida

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF LIS PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

'ITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on November 29,
2007

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit
and County Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons in
need of a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding or
to access a court service, pro-
gram or activity shall, within a rea-
sonable time prior to any proceed-
ing or need to access a.service,
program or activity, contact the
Administration Office of the Court,
Polk County, telephone 863/534-
4690, within 2 working days of
your receipt of this document; if
you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or 1-800-
955-8770 via Florida Relay
Service.
12:13-20c

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).


I


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, P.A., 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
10:22-12:13c


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

CASE NO.: 252007CP000125
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF PEDRO
MARIA RIVERA RAMOS,
deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of PEDRO MARIA RIVERA
RAMOS, deceased, whose date of
death was September 23, 2007,
and whose social security number
is 582-54-0490, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The names and addresses
of the Personal representative and
the Personal Representative's
Attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE COD BEWILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this :Notice is December 13,
2007.

Personal Representative:
ANGELO LUIZ MARTINEZ
Post Office Box 470
Ona, FL 33865

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
12:13-20c

A kind word is like a spring
day.


rslo




A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
The birth of Jesus Christ
happened like this. When
Mary was engaged to
Joseph, just before their
marriage, she was discov-
ered to be pregnant by
the Holy Spirit ... The angel
said, 'Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary
as your wife! What she has
conceived is through the
Holy Spirit, and she will give
birth to a Son, whom you will
call Jesus, 'the Savior,' for it
is He who will save His peo-
ple from their sins."
Matthew 1:18,20b-21 (PME)

FRIDAY
All right then, the Lord
Himself will choose a sign.
Look, the virgin will conceive
a child! She will give birth to
a Son and will call Him



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. H
Clerk of the i

By: C
As I


IN THE CIRCUIT CC
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
OF FLORIDA, IN A
HARDEE COUNTY,

Case No.: 252007C
IN RE: FORFEITURE C
1993 FORD EXPLORE
VIN NO. 1FMDU32X8P
AND $1,000.00 U.S. CU


NOTICE OF AC
TO: ROGER CLARK A
ALL OTHERS CLA
INTEREST IN OR TO
ERTY DESCRIBED BE

YOUR ARE NOTIFIED
action for forfeiture o
ing described person
in Hardee County, Flori

1993 FORD EXPI
VIN NO. 1FMDU32X8
AND $1,000.00 U.S. C

Has been filed against
Petitioner, THE
WAUCHULA, FLORID
DEPARTMENT, and
required to serve a c
written defenses, i
Kenneth B. Evers,
Attorney, whose addr
Office Drawer 1308,
Florida 33873-1308, o
Jan. 4, 2008 and to file
with the Clerk of this
before service on
Attorney or Immedia
after; otherwise a def
entered against you f
demanded in the Petiti

DATED on Novemb

B. Hi
As Clerk
By: Co
As D


Immanuel "God is with
US."
Isaiah 7:14 (NLT)

SATURDAY
Now when Jesus was born in
Bethlehem of Judea in the
days of Herod, the king,
behold there came wise men
from the East to Jerusalem,
saying, "Where is He that is
born King of the Jews? For
we have seen His star in the
East and have come to wor-
ship Him."
Matthew 2:1-2 (KJV)

SUNDAY
I see Him, but not now; I
behold Him, but not near. A
star will come out of Jacob; a
scepter will rise out of Israel.
. A ruler will come out of
Jacob.
Numbers 24:17a-19a (NIV)

MONDAY
Herod inquired of them
where Christ was to be born.
They told him, "In Bethlehem
of Judea, for so it is written
by the prophet."
Matthew 2:4b-5 (RSV)

TUESDAY
0 Bethlehem Ephrathah, you
are but a small Judean vil-
lage, yet you will be the birth-
place of my King, who is
alive from everlasting ages
past.
Micah 2:8-9 (TLB)

WEDNESDAY
Instructed by the king, the
wise men set off. Then the
star appeared again, the
same star they had seen in
the eastern skies. It led them
on until it hovered over the
place of the Child.
Matthew 2:8-9 (ME)


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 filed by the 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
ugh Bradley to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Circuit Court Judge, on January
17, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at the
;onnieCoker HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
Deputy Clerk HOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for a PER-
12:6,13,20,27c MANENT COMMITMENT ADVISO-
OURT OF RY HEARING in this matter.
,L CIRCUIT, YOU ARE ALSO COMMANDED
%ND FOR to personally appear before the
FLORIDA Circuit Court Judge, on January
25, 2008, at the HARDEE COUNTY
'A000621 COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
)F for and ADJUDICATORY MANI-
R, FEST BEST INTEREST HEARING
3UC69654 in this matter.
CURRENCY. YOU MUST PERSONALLY
/ APPEAR ON THE DAYS AND
TIMES SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL
TION LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT
YpERSq AND TO THE CHILD EN NAMED IN
IMING AN THE PETITION FOR TERMINA-
THEIMING ANPROP- TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
PLOW. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE
ED that an YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
f the follow- NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
nal property TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN
property THE PETITION FOR TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
LORER YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
3PUC69654 HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
'URRENCY SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
t you by the ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
CITY OF SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
)A, POLICE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
you are FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
opy of your In accordance with the Americans
f any, on with Disabilities Act, persons with
Petitioner's disabilities needing a special
ess is Post accommodation to participate in
Wauchula, this proceeding should contact
n or before the Individual or agency sending
the original the notice at 1014 South 6th
Court either Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873, tele-
Petitioner's phone (863) 773-9746, not later
lately there- than seven days prior to the pro-
fault will be ceeding. If hearing impaired,
or the relief (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
ion/ 1-800-955-8779, via Florida Relay
Service.
)er 28, 2007.
DATED THIS 3rd day of December,
2008
ugh Bradley B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
of the Court
onnie Coker Delois Franks
deputy Clerk as his Deputy Clerk
12:6,13c 12:6-27c


LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS
Are you worn out with Christmas shopping and still can't
think of a thing to get someone on your list? Don't despair. Listed
below are a number of last-minute gift ideas that are sure to please
family and friends alike. Since none of these gifts come from a
department store, you won't have to fight the crowds of shoppers.
And some of the gifts don't require any shopping at all. You can
give:
Promissory notes: Give IOUs promising to do something for
the recipient in the coming months, such as raking leaves, weeding
the garden, trimming the hedges, washing the car, cutting the grass,
baby-sitting, baking, 'walking the dog, watering plants, washing
windows, polishing shoes or altering clothes.
Share-a-skill gift: Promise to teach someone a skill you've
already acquired. Some possibilities might include: auto repair,
bread making, carpentry, gourmet cookery, driving lessons, home
canning, needlework, photography, picture framing, quilting, ski-
ing, sailing, or tatting.
Magazine or newspaper subscriptions: Send off for a sub-
scription in the name of the person on your list. On Christmas Day,
give a rolled-up copy of the latest issue along with a card that tells
when the subscription begins.
Bake or make a gift: Give a cake, bread, cookies, or a box of
candy that you have made. You may want to include the recipe so
that the recipient can continue to enjoy the gift all year. Other gifts
might be those that you make especially for the recipient such as a
pillow,,scarf, gloves, hat rack or birdhouse.
Money gifts: Instead of simply writing a check, give your gift
or money with a festive look. Consider filling a see-through con-
tainer of a clear-glass piggy bank with shiny half-dollar coins. Or
make a money tree by clipping individual bills to the branches.
Gifts from the post office: Send a distant friend or relative a
book of stamps, bundle of pre-stamped envelopes or post cards.
Or give a collection of decorative stamps issued by the post office.
Tickets as gifts: Give two tickets to a special event (such as a
bowl game, a concert, movie, play, lecture, a ballet or a dinner the-
atre).
Gifts from the hardware store: Put together a set of nails,
screws, nuts and bolts for the lady or gentleman do-it-yourselfer.
If you can afford a more generous gift, a set of basic tools includ-
ing a hammer, screwdriver and saw could be appropriate for some-
one on your list.
Auto supply store: Give a set of jumper cables along with
windshield scraper, flashlight, flares and road maps for emergen-
cies on the highway.
Fabric shops; Make an emergency sewing kit complete with
scissors, needles, safety pins and several spools of thread.
Home filing system: For the college student, first-time
employee or newlywed prepare a file box with files appropriately
labeled to set up a home filing system.
I hope this list of ideas will help you with your last-minute
shopping and give you some ideas that you have perhaps not con-
sidered until now. I wish each of you a happy and safe holiday sea-
son as you gather with friends, family and loved ones. May you
have a blessed Christmas and the happiest of New Year's!
Letter To The Editor

April Fool's Day Is

Official Atheist Holiday


Dear Editor:
First, I would like to say this
is not about anyone's religion or
preference, but have you heard
about this court case? A friend
e-mailed me where an atheist
became. incensed over the
preparation of Easter and
Passover holidays.
He decided to contact his
lawyer about discrimination
inflicted on atheists by the con-
stant celebration afforded to
Christians and Jews, etc., with
all their holidays while the athe-
ist had no holiday to celebrate.
The case was brought before
a wise judge. After listening to
the long passionate presentation
by the lawyer, the judge did
bang his gavel and declare the
case dismissed.
The lawyer immediately
stood and objected to the ruling
and said to the judge, your
honor, how can you possibly
dismiss this case?
Christians have Christmas,
Easter and many other obser-
vances. Jews. have Passover,
Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet


my client and all other atheists
have no such holiday.
Te"jiudge leaned forward in
his chair and simply said, obvi-
ously your client is too con-
fused to even know about,
much less celebrate his own
atheist holiday. The lawyer said'
he was unaware of any and
asked when that might be.
The judge said it comes
every year and on the same day
and date,; April 1st., since the
calendar sets April 1st as April
Fool's Day just consider that
the day.
Psalm 14:11 "The fool
says in his heart there is no
God." Thus, in my opinion your
client by scripture is a fool.
Pray that someday our courts
will be full of those kind of
judges. Maybe then we can put
God back where He belongs
and in everything we do. '
Way to go, judge. This Was a
true story sent by Janet in upper
Florida. God bless.

Millie Freeman
Wauchula


It's All About Him

Acclaim the birth of Christ in the songs you sing,

Decorate your Christmas tree brightly,

announcing Jesus as the light of the world and our king.

The sentiment on the cards should read about the

Messiah bringing hope for everlasting life,

families gather together united in praise for God's gift

of each other free from strife.

Groups meet to enjoy food and drink,

acknowledging these necessities as presents from above,

Remember this infant Child was born to die for mankind,

so we should have faith in our heavenly father's love.

The season is all about HIm.


Theresa Muers

Wauchula

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Safe Keeping
By Rich Shepard
Emergency Management Director


'TIS THE SEASON
With the holiday season upon us, I thought I'd dust off an old
chestnut and share a column I wrote about this time last year. So
friends and neighbors, it's time to out out the Christmas tree and
decoration safety tips issue.
HOLIDAY TRAGEDIES
The United States Fire Administration (USFA) keeps detailed
statistics on holiday-related fires; not just the Christmas season, but
for all major holidays. It's always unfortunate when a family is
touched by the loss of life or property but to have it happen around
this time of year makes it seem much more tragic. The Holiday sea-
son is typically regarded as extending from late November to early
January and includes Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New
Year's Day.
Using the latest three years of data, the yearly estimated fire
loss for December 24, 25, and 26 is estimated at over $80 million.
Each year, these losses result from. an estimated 11,600 fires that
required a fire department response. These fires cause an annual
average of approximately 250 injuries and 40 fatalities.
Here are some facts from the USFA:
From December 24th through the 26th, fire deaths, injuries,
and dollar loss increase an average of 50%, 61%, and 43%, respec-
tively
As Christmas trees, which are in one-third of all house-
holds, dry out, the risk of fires increases
Nearly one-third of American households had a live or cut
Christmas tree inside the home
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Believe it or not, there are many things you can do to protect
your home and family during the holiday season. Here are just a
few ideas:
Consider an artificial tree (they are much safer and cleaner).
Leave the tree outside,until ready to decorate.
Check the water level every day (a 6-foot tree will use up to
a gallon of water every two days)
Use only UL-listed lights, not more than 3 strands linked
together.
,* Dispose of the tree properly..
Consider these safety tips when decorating in and around your
home:
Install a smoke detector or new batteries in the one(s),you
have and TEST it.
Use only outdoor lights outside your home.
Examine light strings each year, discard worn ones.
Never use indoor extension cords outside.
Unplug light string before replacing a bulb.
Everyone loves the sight of beautiful Christmas candles in a
home. Of course, anytime you have a candle lit, you are lighting a
fire inside your home. If you are using candles, follow these safe-
ty tips:
When using candles, place them a safe distance from com-
bustibles.
Extinguish candles prior to going to bed.
Place candles in sturdy containers. Remember, hot wax
burns.
Install at least one carbon monoxide detector in your home.
You can learn more about holiday decoration safety by visiting
the USFA website at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/statistics/seasonal/
or going to http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/safety/tips/holiday.shtm for
more ideas.
IT'SPARTY TIME
The holidays always bring out the "party go-er" in all of us.
With that in mind, let's talk about party safety, specifically getting
home from the party. I'm only going to say this once so pay atten-
tion: Do not drink and get behind the wheel of a car. Don't let your
friends' do it and don't get into a vehicle where the driver is
impaired. There, everybody got it? Please don't become a holiday
traffic statistic.

TIP OF THE MONTH
If you're traveling during the holidays, make sure to get your
vehicle serviced including checking tire pressure before going
"over the river and through the woods". I wish peace and joy to you
and yours in whatever way you choose to celebrate the holidays.
Remember, managing your emergencies begins with you.


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
David Melvin Robey, 64,
Wauchula, and Nancy E.
McCarra, 57, Wauchula.
Raymond Lee Mabrey, 42,
Bowling Green, and Wykita
Dionne Hubbard, 27, St.
Petersburg.
Lorenzo Paulino, 29, Zolfo
Springs, and Marie Estela
Perez, 36, Zolfo Springs.
Humberto Ayala, 69,
Wauchula, and Dora Alicia
Cruz, 56, Wauchula.
Jesse Raymond Carnely, 32,
Wauchula, and Melanie Nicole
Linder, 25, Wauchula.
Manuel Baustista-Antonino,
21, Bowling Green, and Claud-
ia Cruz-Bautista, 19, Dover.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
PAK ,Unlimited Inc. vs.
Dellaterra Farms Inc., judg-
ment.
Capital One Ban vs. Alphon-
so Myrie, judgment, execution
withheld.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Judy A. Merchant, default judg-
ment.
Forest Glade LTD d/b/a
Forest Glade Apartments vs.
Phillip Ray Carver, default
order of eviction.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Joel Santiago, stipulated settle-
ment approved, order of dis-
missal.
Florida Low Income Housing
Association Inc. d/b/a Azalea
Apartments vs. Carolina Luna,
order for tenant removal.
National American Corp. LP
vs. Donald K. and Carol Taylor,
judgment of eviction.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Gustavo Feuntes, dismissed.
Premium Asset Recovery
Corp. vs. Florentino H. Perada
and DCR Construction Inc.,
judgment and order of garnish-
ment.
CACH LLC vs. John D.
Merrifield, judgment.
There was no county misde-
meanor or criminal traffic
court last week as it was trial
week.
CIRCUIT COURT-I
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court.
Meko Wakeley vs. Calvin
Lavon McLeod, petition for
injunction for protection.
James H. Webb and Sharyn
K. Salter vs. Bebe Murillo et al,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Rhonda Gilder and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Timothy Mitchell, petition
to register out-of-state child
support order.
Tanya Sexton o/b/o minor
child vs. Vicki Adcox, petition
for injunction for protection.
Mandy N. Bell vs. Curtis R.
Bell, petition for injunction for
protection.
Adolph Peter Pace Jr. vs.
Tarone Ivery, petition for in-
junction for protection.
Building Designs Inc. vs. Tim
-Edward Wells d/b/a T.E. Wells,


damages.
U.S. Bank National Associa-
tion vs. James Webb Jr. and
Sharyn K. Salter, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Wauchula Development
Corp. vs. Oscar Luviano and
Maria Mercedes Cardoso, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Ale-
xander Rafael Valverde, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Irene Cruz Palacios and Leon
Palacios, divorce.
Maria Luna vs. Miguel
Avalos, petition for injunction
for protection.
Willie C. Davis vs. Florida
Parole Commission, petition to
review inmate situation.
Midland Funding Inc. vs.
Antonio Rojas, damages.
Scott Berg and Krista Berg,
divorce.
Lacey L. Avalos and Carlos
Avalos, divorce.
Crystal L. Hernandez and
DOR vs. William D. Fleuri-
mond, petition for administra-
tive child support.order.
Samir Abdul-Haqq Yasir vs.
Aramark Correctional Services,
appeal of county court decision
of Nov. 20, 2007.
Cheryl L. Pieske and DOR
vs. Harry Meyer, petition to
register interstate child support
order.
Asbel Menendez vs. Diane
Feeney and Avis Rent A Car
System Inc., damages.
Wells Fargo Bank vs.
Timothy Parris and Lisa A.
Parrish, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Jackie Williams and Carol
Louise Williams, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Discover Property & Casual-
ty Insurance Co. o/b/o Smith
Schaffer Ford vs. Kenneth
Newman Sr. and Jerome
Reynaert, damages.
FIA Card Services vs.
Edward Rouse, petition to reg-
ister arbitration award.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Victor L. Parker vs. T. Bell
and Hardee Correctional Insti-





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tution staff, notice of appeal of
county court decision of Nov.
14, 2007.
Grimsley Groves Inc. vs.
Kenny Moore, default judg-
ment.
Sandra Ann Valerio and DOR
vs. Crystal Lee Cisneros, peti-
tion fpr child support contempt
order denied.
Jorge W. Rosario vs. Sophia
S. Ivery, child support order.
Cynthia L. Richardson Smith
and DOR vs. Lance D.
Richardson, child support order
modified and.arrears waived.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Janice W. Browning Wheeler
and DOR, dismissed.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Maria DeJesus
DeLeon et al, dismissed.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Florentino H..
Perada Jr. et al, dismissed.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Alma Vargas, dis-
missed.
Nelnet Inc. vs. Demetrick
Hinkson and Hansell C.
Hinkson, judgment.
Maggie Belcher vs. U.S.
Bank National Association, dis-
missal of appeal.
Jama S. Abbott and Jesse R.
Abbott, modification of child
support.
Manuela Alcantar and DOR
vs. Patricia Munoz, voluntary
dismissal of petition to modify
child support.
Lorenzo Hurd and DOR vs.
Charles R. Cheatham, voluntary
dismissal of petition to modify
child support.


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Teresa Miranda and DOR vs.
Ruben R. Perez, voluntary dis-
missal.
Bridgett Lanelle Hendry and
DOR vs. Donald Patton, volun-
tary dismissal to amend child
support.
Martha W. Smith and DOR
vs. Bradford A. Atchley, volun-
tary dismissal.
Louissa Froelich and DOR
vs. Daniel Richardson, volun-
tary dismissal.
Helen Elizabeth Albritton vs.
Michael Shawn Albritton,
injunction for protection
amended.
Katherine J. Warren *and
DOR vs. Shawn T. Casey, child
,support modified.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs. H.
Gantt, default judgment of arbi-
tration.
Compass Bank vs. Aaron
Koot and N&R Services of
Central Florida Inc., default
order of mortgage foreclosure.
There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week as it was
trial week.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Donald Griffin to Robert
Rodriquez Inc., $32,000.
Richard A. and Silvia L.
Livingston to Sam R. Evans,
$85,000.
Jorge Fidel and Teresa
. Cisneros to Josefina Ramirez
and Cirilo Lopez, $15,000.
Peggy J. Burcham to Benito
Ramirez and Josefina Ramos,
$59,000.
Dora A. Cruz to Ruben
Bautista, $108,000.


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For those of you who haven't stopped by to see us, please . when you're dining or shopping here in Sebring, look us up. We're very
easy to find. Here's a map. We're diagonally across from the new Shoppes at Shelby Crossing (Bed Bath & Beyond, new Olive Garden
Restaurant, Marshall's etc.) S
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in the building behind Pinch A Penny pool supply store. We have a small showroom/office offer-
ing the very best in handcrafted, Made in the USA, solid wood furniture and upholstery. Our flag-
ship brand of custom made sofas, recliners, chairs, bedroom, and dining set us apart from all the
rest! (I want to show you my antique saddle).

500 Top Grain Leathers to choose from . 500 beautiful fabrics to choose from. .
To purchase the very finest. you need not drive anywhere but to Sofa Gallery,
Inc., here in Sebring. You will not find what we offer in any other Stores.
Go here before you drop by: www.SofaGalleryFlorida.com 1

We cherish your friendship, we thank you for your business and look forward to sitting'
& visiting' with you. Yes, for those of you who enjoy the VIP treatment ... we do appoint-
ments also.
Taking orders now for the next cutting of the famous Lillian Russell Bedroom Group.
(We are Exclusive Dealer for this oldest continuously produced suit of furniture in the
USA) New stock in Jan./Feb. But you can come by now and see a piece and feel the :
patented hand rubbed finish.






863-385-2324
Most of the time you'll find us between 10:00 AM & 4:30 PM M-Sat.
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