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Section Of U.S. 17

.. .Story 5A

5 Shopping Days

'Til Christmas!

Letters To Santa

Claus Inside!

.. .Section C


108th Year, No. 2
4 Sections, 44 Pages


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

plus 4l sales tax

I Thursday, December 20, 2007

Officers Capture Suspected Robbers

Of The Herald-Advocate
A quintet of thieves robbed
customers at a local business
one night last week, but did so
under the watchful eyes of near-
by undercover detectives.
All five were arrested.
Authorities allege the rob-
bery at Wally Wash on U.S. 17
South in Wauchula was at least
the third for the group on
Thursday night. Detectives saw
the whole thing, they said.
Jailed were Joseph William
Allmon, Lance Rico McCum-
ber, Mark McCumber, Richard
McCumber and Jennifer
Elenina Lopez.
Allmon, 16, of 2902 Oak Hill
Park Road, Zolfo Springs, was
charged with two counts rob-
bery without a weapon, robbery



Of The Herald-Advocate
Dr. Ernest P. Palmer, 75, who
has practiced medicine in
Hardee County for the past 42
years, _will retire at the end of
this year. .
Palmer plans to continue to
live between Wauchula and
Bowling Green on Theater
Road with his wife, Gayle.
They have been married for 52
Palmer sent a letter to his
patients earlier this month
announcing his Dec. 31 retire-
He was born in Memphis,
Tenn., and did his undergradu-
ate studies at Memphis State
University and at Western
Reserve University in Cleve-
land, Ohio. He graduated from
the University of Tennessee
Medical School in Memphis in
Post-graduate experience
included a fellowship in pathol-
ogy from the University of.
Tennessee, a rotating internship
in 1960-61 at Charity Hospital
in New Orleans, La., an OB-
GYN residence in 1961-62 at
Southern Baptist Hospital, gen-
eral practice in 1962-63 in New
Orleans, and general surgery
residency from 1963-1965 at
the. Veterans Administration
Hospital and Variety Children's
Hospital in Miami.
He became board certified in
family practice and recertified
from 1996 to 2003.
Palmer has .been in family

with a weapon, two counts
aggravated battery and resisting
arrest without violence. He is
being held without bond.
Lance McCumber, 20, of 977
SR 64 E., Wauchula, was
charged with robbery without a

weapon, two counts robbery
with a weapon, aggravated bat-
tery and violation of probation.
He, too, is held without bond.
Mark McCumber, 18, of
1011 Steve Roberts Special,
Zolfo Springs, is charged with

two counts robbery without a
weapon, robbery with a weapon
and aggravated battery. He is
held without bond.
Richard McCumber, 21, of
977 SR 64 E., Wauchula, was
charged with two counts rob-

bery without a weapon, robbery
with a weapon and two counts
aggravated battery. He is being
held without bond.
Lopez, 19, of 2755 N.W.
Limestone Heights St., Arcadia,
was charged with two counts

robbery without a weapon, rob-
bery with a weapon and aggra-
vated battery. She is being held
in lieu of $40,000 cash or sure-
ty bond.
According to Maj. Claude



L. McCumber

Over the past 42 years, many patients have had this view
of Dr. Ernest Palmer as he consulted with them in his
Wauchula office.

Crop Estimate Unchanged

Of The Herald-Advocate
A revised citrus forecast
released last week remained
unchanged for the 2007-08
orange crop.
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture announces its citrus
estimate annually in October, to
the anticipation of growers here
and elsewhere in the state, then
issues a revised estimate in

R. McCumber


Impact Fees Delayed Again
By JOAN SEAMAN start of the next fiscal year. employees' jobs as reasons to
Of The Herald-Advocate It is the third time commis- postpone impact fees.

The cons won over the pros
once again.
After a hour's discussion, the
Hardee County Commission
voted unanimously at its last
meeting to delay impact fees on
new construction for another
six months.
An ordinance saying so is
being prepared for the first
commission meeting of 2008,
Jan. 3. It would delay imple-
mentation of the approximately
$5,200 in impact fees on resi-
dential development until July 1
and industrial and commercial
impact fees until Oct. 1, the

sioners have voted to postpone
impact fees.
Impact fees are the costs
assessed on new construction to
fund the schools, roads, fire-
rescue, law enforcement and
other infrastructure needed by
new residents.
Although commissioners,
tried to point out the reasons to
proceed with the impact fees
scheduled for Jan. 1, they gave
way to the standing-room-only
crowd of mostly members of
the Hardee County Builders
Association (HCBA), who cited
a slow economy and their

HCBA vice-president Gary
Delatorre spoke first, noting
many of the 50 members of the
association and their employees
or associates were in the audi-
ence. "We are your con-
stituents, the ones who elected
you, and so we come to ask for
your help. What is your goal for
Hardee County? Is it to keep
young people from remaining
here, to not encourage new
business, to burden people to
move elsewhere. That will hap-

December of each year.
For oranges, the numbers
remain the same at 168 million
The state's citrus industry
experienced a drop in orange
production in the five years of
the 2001-02 to 2006-07 sea-
sons, from 230 million to 129
million boxes. The decline was
mostly due to hurricanes and

12112 84 59 0.00
12/13 88 57 0.00
12114 80 65 1.70
12/15 85 69 0.01
12/16 75 48 0.19
12117 59 38 0.00
12/18 73 38 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 12118/07 39.95
Same period last year. 35.08
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

Classifieds 6B
SCourthouse Report.......5D
Crime Blotter.................3D
Hardee Living................2B
Obits 4A
Puzzle 10A
Roundup 12A

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Cancer Can Strike Either Young Or Old

17-Month-Old Couldn't Walk

For The Herald-Advocate
As the end of the year draws to a
close, many people reflect on the past

Jaelyn Rogers

year and the year that lies ahead.
For many, the year of 2008 is highly
anticipated. All the problems and wor-
ries can be left behind as you start a
new year. However, for one family. the
year of 2008 already seems to be a dif-
ficult one.
When 17-month-old Jaelyn Rogers
started having problems walking, her
mother Jeri Cadwell suspected some-
thing was wrong. Jaelyn had always
been a very energized and feisty baby
and her mother did not understand why
she was having problems.
Jaelyn's condition went from having
trouble walking and tripping to not
being able to walk without assistance.
Once her mother noticed that these
symptoms were serious, Jaelyn was
taken to the Health Department and the
Wauchula hospital. Both places diag-
nosed her with just a mere ear infec-
See 17-MONTH-OLD 10A

Battle Drains Bank Account

For The Herald-Advocate
For many families, Christmas is a
time to cherish their time together.
Decorating the Christmas tree, making
gingerbread houses and writing Santa
the annual Christmas wish list are
some of the activities that families take
part in. However, for one family in
Hardee County, this Christmas season
is fijed with a very different agenda.
Jon and Nedra Cornelius are now
enduring a family's nightmare for the
third time in a row. Husband Jon
Cornelius is going through his third
battle with cancer.
The long battle of cancer began for
the Cornelius family last December,
when Jon was diagnosed with colon
cancer. In January, Cornelius received
a colon resection. In March of this
year, Cornelius was again diagnosed
with cancer, this time it was lung can-

die-class working family, all benefits
were denied to Cornelius when he
attempted to receive financial help

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2A The Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2007

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Continued From 1A

cer. The lower lobe of his right
lung was removed that month.
However, after all the surg-
eries and doctor bills, the cancer
did not give up. During the
surgery in March a rib cracked
and grew back crooked. After
two months of suffering,
Cornelius had surgery to
remove the nerves that were
causing him pain. A CAT scan
was run after the surgery,
revealing yet another spot of
cancer on Cornelius' lung.
After receiving 28 treatments
of radiation in September, the
doctors diagnosed Cornelius
with rectal cancer on Oct. 16.
Wednesday, the Cornelius
family completed the 28 addi-
tional treatments of radiation
and chemotherapy. In February
of 2008, Cornelius will have
surgery to remove a mass.
The past year has not only
had an affect on the Cornelius.
family and their seven adult
children, but has also taken a
toll on their finances. Because
he mu;t receive treatments five
days a week, the Cornelius fam-
ily spends up to $400 on gas.
The Cornelius family has
already emptied out their sav-
ings account in order to pay for
the doctor bills.
Nedra Cornelius has been
forced to work only a part-time
job to be able to take her hus-
band to and from treatments,
which has had an affect on
funds. With the influence of her
mother, Odie Davis, being a
nurse in Hardee County for 42
years, Nedra has been able to
maintain a positive outlook on
this tragic situation. She
believes that -it's all about hav-
ing faith and trusting that the
Lord will show a way.
Because the Corneliuses are a
middle-class working family,
all benefits were denied to
Cornelius when he attempted to
receive financial help from the
Department of Children &
Family Services. When they
tried the Ameri-can Cancer
Society, they were in-formed
that no money is received until
six weeks after the reimburse-

ment mileage is turned in to
Tampa. Thank-fully, the
American Cancer Society will
be assisting the Cornelius fami-
The denial of benefits from
DCF affected the Cornelius
family very much. Nedra
believes that the state represen-
tative and governor should
research the guidelines and
requirements services. Nedra
also believes that when the mid-
dle class, who are the ones
working and paying taxes, need
help, they are often turned
away. With a situation like the
Corneliuses, where they are
A'-, -d in thousands of personal
a..u medical bills, there is no
help to assist them financially.
With such a financially and
physically draining year, it is a
surprise that Jon Cornelius still
maintains ,a positive attitude.
Accordinmgfo his wife, Nedra,
he has reacted well to the treat-
ments and is in really good spir-
its. Although he is fatigued at
times, he maintains a fairly
good appetite.
One person who has helped
Cornelius keep such a good atti-
tude is his 2-year-old grand-
daughter, Mikayla Johnston.
Mikayla has acted as her grand-
father's "physical therapist" by
always encouraging him to take
a walk with her. Grandmother
Nedra believes that she is one
of the many things that keeps
him going.
Although Cornelius is react-
ing well to the treatments and
has received the support of his
wife and family, the need for
financial support is critical. The
Corneliuses have an account set
up at First National Bank of
Wauchula, just see Faye
Although the family would
appreciate any donations you
can make this holiday season,
they want to thank all the
churches that have remembered
Jonn in their prayers. They will
continue to trust in God and the
community to help them during
this time of dire need.

Continued From 1A

Harris Jr. of the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office and Capt.
Thomas Harris of the Wauchula
Police Department, the quintet
robbed victims on Florida
Avenue, at the City Stop and at
Wally Wash all in the same
One or two would serve as
drivers, drop the others off,
wait, and then pick the others
back up again and drive away,
they alleged.
But when they carried out
their plot at the Wally Wash at
938 U.S. 17 S., two detectives
were nearby watching.
The WPD's Harris alleged
that the group pulled up behind
the BP station in a white 1999
Chevrolet Cavalier. Three of
them got out of the car and
approached two men vacuum-
ing their vehicle at the Wally
Wash next door.

They twisted the men's arms
behind their backs, forced them
against their car and went
through their pockets, stealing
cash and cell phones. Harris
further alleged that they held
their own cell phones against
their victims' necks, giving the
impression they had weapons.
Both agencies reported the
alleged robbers ran as officers
came forward. A foot chase
apprehended some, and a search
by land and air captured the
remaining suspects.
Both agencies also advise
business owners and customers
to be especially wary this time
of year.
Police officers or sheriffs
deputies will provide escorts to
cars or to the bank for anyone
who calls for assistance. "Just
call us," Capt. Harris urged.
"We'll be glad to come."

Today I bent he truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am
far surer of what is kind than I am of what Is true.
-Robert Brault

If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind
of heart trouble.

Hardee County
6 months -$16: I yr $28; 2 yrs -$54
6 months $20; 1 yr $37; 2 yrs. $72
Out of State
6 months $24; 1 yr. $44; 2 )rs. $86

The primary reason impact
fees were initiated was to meet
requirements of state Senate
Bill 360 which requires concur-
rency between schools, munici-
palities and the county in plan-
ning for the needs of future res-
idents of the county. Concur-
rency requires that funding be
planned together to meet all the
Hardee Junior High and
Bowling Green Elementary are
over capacity. Except for
Pioneer Academy, all other
schools are at 76 to 95 percent
of capacity.
Class size reduction man-

pen if you keep imposing taxes
and fees.
"You couldn't have fabricat-
ed a worse time to set impact
fees. We want the county to.
prosper, to have jobs, for our
kids and grandkids to stay here.
We know you have the authori-
ty to stop costs. The HCBA
voted Tuesday night to ask you
to delay impact fees on com-
mercial and industrial construc-
tion and drop the residential
impact fees to 25 percent.
"We are pleading with you to
do this for the citizens of
Hardee County. Do not impose
more obstacles on the county
when everyone here is trying
hard to improve the county,"
concluded Delatorre.
HCBA president Benny Hash
continued, "We in the construc-
tion industry feel like the red-
headed stepchild to cattle, citrus
and the mines. We have turned
into an 800-pound gorilla. The
paychecks of our employees,
those in the supplies, building,
real estate, sub-contracting, and
their families depend on these
"I know there are a lot of
good projects coming, but I
haven't seen one put a shovel in
the dirt. I ask you to wait until
they get started. Fifty percent of
nothing is nothing. If we don't
work, you don't get impact
fees," said Hash, who asked for
a six months delay and forma-
tion of a round-table discussion
group of construction, school
and city and county representa-
tives. "No holds barred, nothing
adversarial, just a place for new
ideas on how to fund growth.
We could set up tables in the
Civic Center and get a good
consensus of ideas. Think out-
side the box; we're unique. In
the meantime, a lot of people
depend on these jobs," he con-
Builder Robert Jones said
school impact fees of $2,500
would not begin to pay for a
school and asked what the costs
were. Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones said state Depart-
ment of Education studies sug-
gest the cost is about $25,000
per student station. Impact fees
would only meet 10 percent of
that. But impact fees are per
household and their could be
three or four children in a home,
making the cost $100,000 and
the impact fee still only $2,500,
Jones explained.
Wayne Gourley, of C&G
Homes on Louisiana Street,
said they have a 22-acre patch
of homes in the works, not
planned for development.-
"These are $200,000 homes
which will pay taxes. We
employ 50 to 70 people and
request you give serious consid-
eration that what we're actually
building counts."
Commissioner Gordon
Norris asked how many homes
were for out-of-county resi-
dents to move here. Hash said
they are mostly for people who
already live here.
Norris asked County Mana-
ger Lex Albritton how much
had been lost in impact fees
since they were delayed in July.
Albritton said about $250,000,
half of it on commercial con-
Planner Don Chancey said
the HCBA "is putting the shov-
el to the ground on existing land
on existing roads. If you turn
them away, that's a loss of ad
valorem (property) tax, fire and
solid waste assessments and all.
These new subdivisions are one
to four years away. You can
wait six months."
Rick Justice, president of
First National Bank of Wau-
chula, noted, "The economy
locally is weak. Timing is
important. Sales of new homes
or any homes is down. There's
never a perfect time to imple-
ment a fee or tax but the time is
not now."
Members of the HCBA in-
clude 17 construction compa-
nies, 15 sub-contractors, 11
construction supply companies,
five realtors, three banks and an
abstract company, attorney and
engineer doing business in the


dates worsen the capacity. The
state's goal is 18 students per
classroom for grades pre-K to
third; 22 in grades fourth
through eighth; and 25 per
room in ninth through 12th
grades. That could make the
demand for new facilities come
up much sooner.
"It is my heart's intent not to
put builders out of business, but
you're leaving out concurrency.
If we don't meet concurrency,
no permits will be issued. We
want things in the county to
happen, but wh'hn is the right
time for impact fees. Our mill-
age (property tax) rate is the
lowest in 10 years. Building
material costs are down 30 to
35 percent, when is the perfect
time?" asked Commission
Chairman Dale Johnson.
According to the U.S. Census
Bureau, the county's population
increased by 27.6 percent
between 1990 and 2000, to
26,938. Household size aver-
aged 3.06 people. By 2005, the
county population was over
28,300. Housing units had
increased from 7,941 to 9,976
in 15 years.
Recently there has been a
rash of rezoning, subdivisions,
town centers, rural centers and
the newest designation rural vil-
lage. (An additional article will
be in next week's issue).
"We are going to need impact
fees sooner or later. We lost
$250,000, mostly commercial,
but we need some sort of com-
promise. We're willing to do
something, but we're between a
rock and a hard place, to main-
tain the level of service re-
quired. We have to balance jobs
against growth," said Commis-
sioner Nick Timmerman.
"You heard all the plans this
morning (two hours of zoning
hearing preceded the impact fee
decision). If one of them takes
off and we miss those impact
fees, we're in trouble," said
Commissioner Minor Bryant
said that the first round of tax
reform, the rollback rate plus
three percent, was a loss of
$200 million tax base. "And the
legislature is affecting local
government more and more. No
matter how much you grow,
you still have those rollback
Albritton said, "SB 360 is a
means of financing growth. It
doesn't say you have to have
impact fees. But, we've
approved $3 million in future
plans. We are required to have a
five-year plan and update it
yearly. It includes a committed
stage of three years where you
have to show how you will pay
for the projects you plan.
"Also, we have to worry
about what the legislature will
do in its spring session. If they
set a limit of growth funding,
say five percent, we can't keep
playing this game and comply
with SB 360. Six months delay
is not big. but we have to start
somewhere and finalize this.
We can't wait much longer," he

such diseases as canker and
Should the 2007-08 orange
crop indeed come in at 168 mil-
lion boxes, that will mean a 30
percent increase from the 2006-
07 season.
Michael W. Sparks, chief
executive officer of Florida
Citrus Mutual, called such a
crop "manageable." Said Sparks
after last Tuesday's revisions,
"It will help rebuild juice inven-
tories and provide good grower
returns, which will assist in off-
setting the increased production
costs associated with fuel
prices, scouting, and pest and
disease control."
Also unchanged in the

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From 1A
Norris asked Justice how
banks loaned money to people
they shouldn't have and now
are foreclosing.
Justice said "It was a matter
of supply and demand. When
housing went up, it drove a lot
of home purchases. Now values
are declining, demand is declin-
ing and still the loans have to be
Bryant said that the TV news
says, "The housing market is
bottoming out. Sometimes peo-
ple do things with the best of
intentions. It's like tax reform,
which had unintended conse-
quences on small counties. I
don't have a problem with six
months. It won't make the dif-
Norris agreed, "It won't make
or break us, but we can't put if
off indefinitely. I agree with
Lex (Albritton), if the legisla-
ture puts a cap on it and we've
'dropped it-, we're in trouble."
The planned developments
run from the northernmost
1,820 homes in the Shadow-
lawn village, a Paynes Creek
community, the first Rural

USDA's revised estimate is the
expected grapefruit crop of 25
million boxes. The predictions
for white and colored grape-
fruit, however, were altered.
White grapefruit decreased
from nine million to eight mil-
lion boxes. Colors went from 16
million boxes up to 17 million.
The only fall came with tan-
The new estimate now puts
tangerine production at 4.8 mil-
lion boxes. October's early fore-
cast had been for 5.1 million.
The complete USDA crop
forecast is available online at Click on
statistics for Florida citrus.

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Village concept.
Ridge and Saddlewood north
of the college will add another
1,300 homes. The Torrey
Groves community south of the
college is business, shops and
700 homes.
Continuing south of Zolfo
Springs, there is the Fontana
over-55 golf community of
1,250 homes. From Sweetwater
south, there is the more than
10,000 homes, plus retail shops
and industry to provide jobs for
the residents there.
West on SR 64, there is the
Cypress Point subdivision of
321 homes.
And along the Enterprise
Zone of CR 663 North (Ona-
Fort Green Road) and Vandolah
Road, there are three develop-
ments, Vandolah Estates, the
E.L. Davis properties and
Florida Institute for Neurologic
Research community including
a hospital, hotel, additional
client care facilities and resi-
dents. Together, the three devel-
opments would add at least
5,700 housing units.

Continued From 1A ,

December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3A



Bowling Green Elementary School recently honored students for their academics, con-
duct and attendance. Winning the Proud Panther awards were, in the third through fifth
grades, (starting with the back row, from left) Assistant Principal Kathy Clark with
Gabriel Garcia, James Goodwin, Brandi Trevino, Jesus Hinojos, Yessica Solorzano,
Destiny Cisneros, Daniel Calvillo, Jamie Sandoval, Makayla Chancey, Amanda Wilson,
Breanna Alderman and Principal David Durastanti; (middle row) Dalton Forrester,
Brandon Rivera, Brianna Juarez, Ramon Herrada, John Hernandez, Sophia Moreno,
Aracelis Velasco, Katlyn Forrester and Ashley Forrester; and (up front) David Badillo,
Yolanda Benitez, Cesar Bravo, Vanessa Avila-Reyes, Marixa Garcia, Isis Garza, Issaih
Palacios, Kevin Ortega and Savonte'Williams. Kindergarten through second graders
who were recognized include (back row) David Reyna, Julissa Molina, Hannah Revell,
Brianna Waters, Dray Miller, Oscar Trevino, Steven Andrew McQuaig, Enrique Gomez,
Elia Lagui, Abigail Maya, Jose Gonzales, Ricky Alamia and Kaylee Lozano; (middle)
Damian Rodriquez, Tiffany Velazquez, Elyzeth Gallegos, Serenity Aguirre, Jaime Ceja,
Angela Velasco, Emiliano Ramirez, Joshua McQuaig, Heydi Ambriz, Adilene Maya,
Martita Garcia, Ryan Knight, Edgar Maya, Estrella Mateo-Armenta and Maria Martinez-
Ramirez; (front row) Omar Hurtado, Esmeralda Garcia-Saucedo, Kiona Hernandez,
Emilio Garcia, Samyra Galvez, Marisela Hinojos, Julyssa Benavides, Eivis Acuna, Jason
Garcia, Linda Cabrera, Angel Cisneros, Breeshia Hrabel, Luis Valadez, Dulce Martinez
and Daniel Rodriguez.

Over 100 children of all ages donated a book and had their photos taken with Santa
Claus at the Hardee County Public Library's open house on Dec. 3. The books will be
given to needy children at Christmastime. The holiday open house included milk and
cookies along with that special seasonal visitor. Sponsors were Mosaic, Lake Branch
Dairy, Sam Fite and the Friends of the Library. Staff members shown above with Santa
are (front, from left) Cathy Brant and Dee Shackelford; (back) Rhonda Darty, Patti Lang
and Nancy Collins; missing from the photo are staffers Bob Hedenberg and Millie

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English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula recently presented a check for $330 to
North Wauchula Elementary School. The Dodge Division of Daimler Chrysler donated
$50 for expenses involved in hosting the event and an additional $5 for each demon-
stration drive completed. From left are Dale Wolgast, assistant principal; Sonja
Bennett, principal; and Kevin Smith, English sales/community relations representative.

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English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula recently presented a check for $710 to
Bowling Green Elementary School. The Dodge Division of Daimler Chrysler donated
$50 for expenses involved in hosting the event and an additional $5 for each demon-
stration drive completed. Chrysler Pacifica, Aspen, and Sebring vehicles were provid-
ed for parents to test drive and examine. English provided the vehicles and volunteers
from the dealership were on hand to assist. From left are Kevin Smith of English, assis-
tant principal Kathy Clark and principal David Durastanti.

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is designed to carry water.
The Pont du Gard, for exam-
ple, was built by the Romans
nearly two thousand years
The two most important
things in life are good friends
and a strong bullpen.
-Bob Lemon

Blessed is the season when we celebrate the true
meaning of Christmas. At L. Cobb Construction,
Inc., we celebrate the "Christ" in Christmas.
May peace be your gift this Christmas and your
blessing through 2008.

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Lucile M. Glanville, 97, of
Wauchula, died Friday Decem-
ber 12, 2007 in Zolfo Springs.
She was born Dec. 21, 1909
in Mississippi, and had been a
resident of Hardee County since
1990, coming from Memphis,
Fenn. She was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Wau-
chula, and a homemaker.
She is survived by her son,
Ernest Palmer, M.D. and his
wife Gayle of Bowling Green;
four grandchildren and ten
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

Juan Antonio Reyna, 51, of
Bowling Green, died Saturday,
December 15, 2007, at Lake-
land Regional Hospital.
Born in Reynosa, Mexico,
he came to Bowling Green from
Bartow in 2005. He was a
stocker at Wal-Mart.
He is survived by one
daughter, Nadine Reyna of
Wauchula; three brothers,
Guadalupe Reyna Jr. of Wau-
chula, Ricardo Reyna of Fort
Meade and David Reyna of
Bowling Green; and two sisters,
Maria Alvarado of Bowling
Green and Beatrice Garcia of
Fort Meade.
Memorial services are today
(Thursday) at 1 p.m. at the
funeral home.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade

Lt. Colonel Edward R.
Jirles, 90, of Winter Park,
died Saturday December 8,
He was born Dec. 1, 1917,
in Cambridge, Ohio to Oscar
F. and Lulu Whitney Jirles.
He enlisted in the Ohio
National Guard and in 1940
enlisted into the Air Corps.
He trained at Hendricks Field
in Sebring and graduated
Officer Candidate School in
Miami Beach on Oct. 28,
1942. He served as an intelli-
gence Agent "spook" during
WWII. He worked with
British MI-6 and OSS per-
sonnel and Provost Marshal
Goose Bay Labrador during
the Berlin Air Lift. He also
served as SAC during the
Korean Conflict and two
years Defense Intelligence
Agency at the Pentagon
before retiring from the mili-
tary, in 1964. He was a life
member of the American
Legion Post 84, Cambridge,
Ohio, Master Mason,
AF&EM, Wiesbaden Ger-
many, demitted 'to Winter
Park Lodge 239, member of
the Military Order of the
World Wars, National So-
journers, and the Association
of Former Intelligence
He is survived by his wife
of 55 years Helen, two sis-
ters, Marjorie R. Ward of
Zanesville, Ohio and Gloria
J. Howell of Cambridge,
Ohio and several nieces and
Graveside services were
held on Dec. 15 in Wauchula

Brant Funeral

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

Lavonia Albritton Johns, 74,
of Sarasota, died Monday,
December 1, 2007.
Survivors inculde her chil-
dren Bern Johns of Fair Play,
Mo., Sharon Jonas of Sarasota,
and Ernest L. Johns and Beth
Underhill, both of Live Oak; 11
grandchildren; and 12 great-
Also surviving are her other
children, Norman Underhill,
Debbie Johns, Brenda Johns,
Dennis Underhill, Stanley
Roberts, Ronnie Albritton and
Bobby Lamb.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Dec. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. at
the funeral home with services
at 1 p.m., followed by burial at
Palms Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the
National Kidney Foundation,
1040 Woodcock Road, Ste.
119, Orlando, FL 32803.
Funeral Home

Antonio Garza Sr., 80, of
Zolfo Springs, died Sunday
December 16, 2007, at Florida
Hospital Heartland in Sebring.
A resident here for 52 years,
he came to Wauchula from
Texas. He was a member of St.
Michael Catholic Church.
\He is survived by three sons,
Aritonio Garza Jr. of Zolfo
Springs, Armando Garza of
Wauchula, and Alberto Garza
and wife Joann of Wauchula;
three daughters, Maria Flore-
stela Gamez of Zolfo Springs,
Dora Butler and husband David
of Bartow, and Rebecca Allison
and husband Mike of Zolfo
Springs; 23 grandchildren; and
15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held on
Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 6 to 8
p.m. at the funeral home. Mass
will be held today (Thursday) at
St. Michael Catholic Church at
10 a.m. with burial to follow in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
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Lucile M. Glanville, 97, of
Wauchula, died Friday Dec-
ember 12, 2007 in Zolfo
She was born Dec. 21,
1909 in Mississippi, and had
been a resident of Hardee
County since 1990, coming
from Memphis, Tenn. She
was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula,
and a homemaker.
She is survived by her son,
Ernest Palmer, M.D. and his
wife Gayle of Bowling
Green; four grandchildren
and ten great-grandchildren.

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Lt. Colonel Edward R. Jirles,
90, of Winter Park, died
Saturday December 8, 2007.
He was born Dec. 1, 1917, in
Cambridge, Ohio to Oscar F.
and Lulu Whitney Jirles. He
enlisted in the Ohio National
Guard and in 1940 enlisted into
the Air Corps. He trained at
Hendricks Field in Sebring and
graduated Officer Candidate
School in Miami Beach on Oct.
28, 1942. He served as an intel-
ligence Agent "spook" during
WWII. He worked with British
MI-6 and OSS personnel and
Provost Marshal Goose Bay
Labrador during the Berlin Air
Lift. He also served as SAC
during the Korean Conflict and
two years Defense Intelligence
Agency at the Pentagon before
retiring from the military in
1964. He was a life member of
the American Legion Post 84,
Cambridge, Ohio, Master
Mason, AF&EM, Wiesbaden
Germany, demitted to Winter
Park Lodge 239, member of the
Military Order of the World
Wars, National Sojourners, and
the Association of Former
Intelligence Officers.
He is survived by his wife of
55 years Helen, two sisters,
Marjorie R. Ward of Zanesville,
Ohio and Gloria J. Howell of
Cambridge, Ohio and several
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held
on Dec. 15 in Wauchula
Brant Funeral Chapel

Kindness is the language
which the deaf can hear and
the blind can see.
-Mark Twain

Wherever there is a human
being, there is an opportunity
for a kindness.


Antonio Garza Sr., 80, of
Zolfo Springs, died Sunday
December 16, 2007, at
Florida Hospital Heartland in
A resident here for 52
years, he came to Wauchula
from Texas. He was a mem-
ber of St. Michael Catholic
He is survived by three
sons, Antonio Garza Jr. of
Zolfo Springs, Armando
Garza of Wauchula, and
Alberto Garza and wife
Joann of Wauchula; three
daughters, Maria Florestela
Gamez of Zolfo Springs,
Dora Butler and husband,
David of Bartow, and
Rebecca Allison and husband
Mike of Zolfo Springs; 23
grandchildren; and 15 great-
Visitation was held on
Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 6
to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mass will be held today
(Thursday) at St. Michael
Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
with burial to follow in
Wauchula Cemetery.

Brant Funeral

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



Friday Night: Arcadia and
Wauchula football stars will
clash in a charity game here
Friday night, Dec. 23, under
auspices of the Wauchula Lions
Club, it was announced Satur-

50 Years Ago
Santa To Visit City Saturday:
Santa Claus will officially enter
Wauchula Saturday at 6 p.m.
behind gaily deeerated floats.
The parade, believed to be the
first such evening Christmas
event in Wauchula, is being
sponsored by the Loyal Order
of Moose.

Farm Bureau Party Features
Carols: A program of Christmas
carols and readings was fea-
tured at the Farm Bureau
Christmas party Tuesday night
at the FFA Club House in Zolfo
Springs. Soloist was Mrs.
Henry Rogerson, of Jamestown,
N.Y., sister of the program
chairman, Miss Florence


James Alton Watkins, 64, of
Woodward, Okla., died Mon-
day, December 17, 2007 in
Woodward, Okla.
Visitation will be held tomor-
row (Friday) at 10 a.m. with
services following at 11 a.m. at
Faith Assembly of God in
Bowling Green. Burial will be
in Bowling Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

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

Carl S. Carlton Killed On
Hunt: Carl S. Carlton, promi-
nent Wauchula man, was killed
instantly Wednesday morning
while on a hunt in the
Everglades. Wauchulans were
stunned when news of his death
reached here about mid-after-
noon Wednesday.

City Christmas Tree Judging
On Saturday: Judging of the
city's lighted Christmas trees
will take place Saturday night at
8 o'clock, the three judges
announced yesterday. The trees
must be outdoors and must be

Spoke To Kiwanis On Road
Beautification: J.B. Prevatt of
Tallahassee, director of high-
way beautification in Florida,
was the principal speaker at the
Tuesday luncheon of the
Kiwanis Club, his subject being
highway beautification.

Christmas Baskets To Be
Distributed Here: Wauchula
Kiwanians plan to play Santa
Claus to several needy families
in this community, as has been
their custom for several years,
and baskets of groceries and
Christmas goods will be distrib-
uted among the needy, probably

High School Basketeers
Divided Pair Of Games: The
Wauchula High basketeers split
a doubleheader last Thursday
night when the boys defeated
the town team by a score of 25
to 11 and the school girls lost to
the town girls by 15 to 13.

Football Contest For Charity


Frost Damage In Hardee May
Cost Growers Over $2 Million:
Temperatures rose rapidly
Friday from a low of 22 in the
night and early morning to a
high of 62, in the afternoon.
Temperatures dipped down to
25 last Thursday morning,
remained very low all through
the day and were below freez-
ing by 10 Thursday night.

Hardee Man Named State
REA Official: Vaughan Drigg-
ers, of Wauchula, was elected
state vice president of the
Florida state association of
Rural Electrification Associa-
tion cooperatives at the meeting
in St. Petersburg last weekend.
David Hamil, national REA
administrator, of Washington, a
visitor at the meeting, visited
the Peace River Valley Cooper-
ative Saturday.

Hardee Boat Club To Host
Picnic: The Hardee County
Boat Club will be host to the
Wauchula Boat Club and Fort
Meade Outboard Club at a pic-
nic New Year's Day. The club
will meet at 9:30 a.m., at See's
Drive-in at Bowling Green and
leave for Lake Buffum at 10
25 Years Ago
First Graders Put On Bowling
Green Christmas Program: The
first graders at Bowling Green
Elementary put on a three-part
Christmas program for the rest
of the school Tuesday morning.
The program was put together
by first-grade teachers Martha
Clark, Dian Driskell, Janice
Durrance, Margie Tillet and
Juanita Clark and their aides,
Charlotte Irvin and Virginia

Wauchula May Close Power
Plant: The city of Wauchula
might save roughly $20,000 a
year by not operating the city
power plant, public works
superintendent Thomas Priest
told the council Monday night.

Spanish Mission Christmas
Program: Students in the early
childhood program at the
Hardee County Spanish Miss-
ion in Zolfo Springs presented a
Christmas program Tuesday for
their parents and peers.

Hardee High Accredited
Tuesday: Hardee Senior High is
now officially accredited. In a
ceremony in Atlanta Tuesday
morning, Schools Superinten-
dent John Terrell and high
school Principal H.C. Patterson
were presenting with a certifi-
cate from the Southern Asso-
ciation of Colleges & Schools

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 11,195 com-
pared to 12,795 last week and 9,463 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady to weak, feed-
er steers and heifers unevenly steady.

Feeder Steers:

Feeder Heifers:

Slaughter Cows:

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 127.50-195.00
300-400 lbs., 113.00-150.00; and
400-500 lbs., 100.00-120.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 105.00-170.00;
300-400 lbs., 97.00-125.00; and
400-500 lbs., 83.00-107.00

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

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


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Perin-Caught 10-Pound Bass:
Genevieve Perin caught a 10-
pound large-mouthed bass
Saturday, Dec. 3, at Lake Walk-
In-The-Water on a live shiner
and cane pole.

10 Years Ago
Weekend Rains Set All-Time
Record: Anyway you look at it,
it was a very wet weekend. The.
almost constant 48-hour down-'
pour pushed its way into the
record-books, making the
wettest December on record
with the National Weather
Service in Ruskin.

Annual Fest Goes Inter-
national: Get ready to go
around the world in a day at
International Fest '98 on Jan. 31
at the county fairgrounds.
Organizers hope to celebrate
the world's rich diversity with
cultural folk dances, live music
and ethnic foods.

Santa, Santa Everywhere!:
Santa Claus is coming to ... the
Wauchula Elementary School.
Media Center! As part of a
schoolwide Santa-collecting
contest, 200 versions of 01' St.
Nick have been brought in for a
cheerful yuletide display.

Helicopter Delivers Santa
Claus To North Wauchula
Elementary School: The Polk
County sheriff's helicopter car-
ried Santa Claus to a 9 a.m.
landing at North Wauchula-
Elementary. Welcoming Santa
Claus were NWES teachers
Irene Childress and Carol Sue
Glouser. Santa gave out candy
canes to students and asked the
students what they wanted for
Christmas. Santa's trip was
arranged by Wauchula Police
Chief Joe Brock.

Local Gymnasts Complete
Season: Local gymnasts have
been quite busy competing
around the state during this
USA competition season. Three
advanced to state competition.
The competing team consists of
Jennifer Trammell, Kelly
Barone, Carla Shayman, Kristi
Porter and Cheryl Hayes.

Local Club Plays Santa For
Foster Kids: The Hardee
County AKtion Club got into
the spirit of the holiday season
last Wednesday at its annual
Christmas meeting in Wau-
chula. This year the volunteer
group, comprised of 22 adults
with disabilities, raised funds to
help purchase Christmas gifts
for foster children in the com-

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Of The Herald-Advocate
What should be the name of
the unfinished portion of U.S.
17 south of Zolfo Springs? .
Project Manager Doug
Knight asked the Hardee
County Commission that ques-
tion last week. A temporary
answer is "Hardee Parkway."
But commissioners delayed
that designation until the next
meeting in January to give folks
time to come up with some
Knight had prepared a resolu-
tion for the commission's
approval, noting that the goal to
four-lane U.S. 17 through
Hardee County has been going
on for at least 35 years.
"These upgrades are critically
needed to increase regional
mobility for people and freight
while also providing linkages
between Tampa Bay, the Heart-
land and southwest economic
regions," said the resolution.
According to the state De-
partment of Transportation, re-
view of accident records for
two-lane U.S. 17 from south of

Dear Editor:
Cookin' For Kids is an out-
reach ministry for sick children
and their families. We would'
like to make the community
aware that we have funds avail-
able to help. If you have a sick
child or know of a sick child
who needs help, please contact
We are a non-profit ministry
that is dedicated to cheering up
sick kids by giving gifts and
monetary help during trying
times of illness.
We started this ministry three
years ago after spending time at
the hospital with our own chil-
dren. God laid this on our hearts
as a way of giving back and
meeting needs that we experi-
enced during our weeks at the
We know the difficulties of

Zolfo Springs to the DeSoto
County line show a rate 14
times the statewide average and
traffic volumes within that area
are expected to double by 2015.
Knight said recent discus-
sions with area legislators
showed the need to designate
this section of U.S. 17 by name
rather than description. A name
should be chosen in January.

In other action last week, the
approved final reading of
Ordinance 2007-16 creating a
Public School Facilities Ele-
ment for the county's Compre-
hensive Land Use Plan, follow-
ing the state mandate to coordi-
nate all growth planning with
the schools and municipalities
to ensure adequate school facil-
ities to meet the needs of addi-
tional students. Hardee Junior
High and Bowling Green Ele-
mentary are over capacity.
Except for Pioneer Academy,
all other schools are at 76 to 95
percent of capacity.
Class size reduction man-
dates add to the need for facili-

dealing with. traveling back and
forth to the hospital, jobs and
home life. Most of all, just
keeping life flowing with a sick
child. It is all about keeping the
child positive.
We have a group of hard-
working volunteers who feel
the same way and have compas-
sion for the kids. We have sev-
eral fund-raisers a year, includ-
ing Pioneer Park Days.
We have also helped children
at St. Joseph's, Ronald McDon-
ald House Charity Events and
individual families in our com-
To contact us, call (863) 448-
7039 or 781-7540 or write us at
P.O. Box 452, Wauchula, FL
Paula Bodiford
Pam Merchant

ties. The goal is 18 students
per classroom for grades pre-K
to 3; 22 in grades 4-8; and 25
per room in grades 9 through
Within 20 years there will be
need for three new schools in
the Fort Green-Vandolah area
and a K-8 school in the
Sweetwater area. The county
will need to work with the
schools to provide for the land
and location for them.
approved an additional
set of variances at the Torrey
Oaks Golf Club subdivision.
Originally to be a Planned Unit
Development, the irregularly
shaped lots present challenges
to situating a house on them.
The commission approved the
requested setbacks, noting
specifically that the reduction
of setbacks does not allow
encroachment on utility and
drainage easements.
approved a request to
write off $243,687 ambulance
fees for 2003-2005, "a little
over $100,000 a year," said
Fire-Rescue Chief Michael
Choate. The majority are self-
pay, people without insurance
who have not paid on their
accounts or the balance left
after insurance, Medicare or
Medicaid has paid its portions.
approved low bid of
$105,000 from Grove Masonry
for masonry restoration -
brick repointing at the court-
house, and low bid of $105,892
from Monarch Plumbing for
connecting additional sew-
er/water connections in Wau-
chula Hills subdivision.
approved standards for
accepting platted unopened
streets in Badger Loop in Ona,
including an intersection cul-
vert and four inches of com-
pacted shell.
renewed a contract be-
tween the state Department of
Corrections and the county for
inmate work squads.
approved a pair of minor
subdivision plats. One is for the
10-acre Oden Acres on both
sides of Vandolah Road. The
other is for three lots of a
Terraventures LLC 107-acre
parent parcel off Parnell Road,
south of Steve Roberts Special,
to be called Cypress Creek
Ranches Phase I.

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Lady 'Cats Break For Holidays

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Hoping to have shooter
Sabrina Holmes back by early
after the new year, the Hardee
Lady Wildcats are glad to break
for the holidays.
They played a final first-sea-
son game on Monday at home
against Braden River. The sec-
ond season starts with, a Jan. 7
trip to Palmetto.
In its only games last week,
the Hardee varsity succumbed
to both Fort Meade and DeSoto.
The JV girls beat Fort Meade
but lost to DeSoto.
In the varsity game against
Fort Meade, Hardee never
could get on track. lyisha
Graham hit eight of her dozen
points in the first quarter, when
the Lady Miners sprinted to a
20-2 lead before cruising to a
49-17 win.
Graham's 12 points were
matched by Angel Mitchell
with 15 and Akaycha Robinson
with 14. Two other players had
four and two.points.
For Hardee, senior. Gloria
Solis and junior Brandy
Crockett each had four points.
Naomi Alvarado sank a three-
spot and Janisha Mosely, Paige
Avery and Ivette Cisneros each
had two points.
It wasn't much better on Fri-
day evening when the DeSoto
Lady Bulldogs came to call.
They jumped out to an 11-4
edge, doubled Hardee's output
to lead 28-12 at halftime and
coast to a 48-25 win.
Hardee did have senior center
Andrea "Drea" Parkinson back,
but she was quickly in foul
trouble and had to sit out the
second period. Hardee picked
up three extra points in the third
period but lost them in the final
quarter, along with the game
The Lady 'Dawgs play with
three juniors and four sophs.
Junior Marissa Davis and soph
Felencia Hatcher were tops
with a dozen points apiece.
For Hardee, it was Mosley
with a half dozen, Solis and
Parkinson each five, Avery and
Cisneros each three, Katie
Jernigan and Crockett each two
and Erica Ureste one-of-two at
the free throw line. Barbie
Hinojosa and Lindy Rossman
contributed offensively and

Meanwhile, the junior Lady
Wildcats won 30-19 over Fort
Meade's junior Lady Miners.
They had to hold on after taking
a 20-6 halftime advantage but
",ad enough cushion to do so,
winning 30-19.
Carleen Blown led Hardee
with eight points and LaCreshia
Carlton added six more.
Ashley Louis had four, and
Maria Ruiz, Lacey Garza,
Lauren Moore, Elvira Servin,
Maria Avalos and Paige Massey
each two points. Coach Ken
Leupold plays his entire
bench, enabling Amanda
Bissette, Tiffany Prestridge and

Ashley Smith to also contribute
to play.
It was much more one-sided
on Friday evening, when
DeSoto ran up the score on
Hardee. A close 10-8 game after
the first period turned into a 60-
29 loss, with three junior Lady
Bulldogs in double digits with
17, 12 and 11 points, all still
playing in the fourth quarter.
For Hardee, Brown finished
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"Things Made New"

First Baptist Church of Bowling Green

would like to invite you to our "Things Made New" service this

Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.;

this will be our first service in our newly renovated sanctuary.

On October 8, 2007, God gave us an opportunity to make our sanctuary new again.

Two thousand years ago God sent His Son in order that we all could be made new. Many have

taken that opportunity while countless numbers of people have not. We would like to invite you

to come and use this opportunity to "Make Things New." This is a great opportunity that God

has provided to make new commitments, renew our relationships, and seize new opportunities

of service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We would also like to thank Sutton Monuments for their gracious lending of their labor, tents

and resources during this time of "Making Things New.

" It is a blessing to have Christian

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has done during our renovations.

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Community Turns Out To Aid Local Cancer Victim

In all, 153 people registered to donate blood at the day-long event to benefit Ken Weis,
who needs a bone marrow transplant to prolong his life. Additionally, 117 bone-marrow
swabs, to find a match for Weis, were collected.

Mobile units from Florida's Blood Centers were parked along Main Street in Wauchula
at the local office of the American Cancer Society to collect blood from donors.

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Donors fill out paperwork, and later were treated to refreshments provided by Florida
Hospital Wauchula. Prizes were won by Karen Mong, two Tampa Bay Buccaneer tick-
ets, and Paul Ureste, a gift basket.

Marianne Pakovich completes the process for donors as community members rallied
for this important cause.

e nazng wisnes ana prayers jor a

Christmas filled with His peace and love

From The Heart
By David Kelly

Denise Benavides, director of the local unit of the
American Cancer Society, with cancer victim Ken Weis
on the day of the countywide blood and bone marrow
drive for his benefit. Weis, 60, of Wauchula, suffers from
mantle cell lymphoma.

The donation process was made as pleasant as possible,
and a total of 122 units of blood were given that day.

Here is my New Year's Resolution for 2008: Do everything
Christ wants me to do, and when I fail to do so to get up and keep
walking toward where He has called me.
I recently read a book by Anne Graham Lotz, "Jesus Is My .
. Everything."
How different the world could be if we would just live that
way. In most places throughout the United States, and I'd venture
to say the world, we put everything else in front of Jesus.
Friday night football is my ... everything. The upcoming con-
cert is my ... everything. My next paycheck is my ... everything.
My kids, my job, my house, my land. Even my blackberry. We
could go on and on with things we put in front of Jesus.
Is Jesus your . everything?
I hope and pray He is your all in all.
Most people think being good will get them into Heaven, I
believe the Scriptures say differently. I believe all they need is
In the Bible, Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to Me,
all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take
My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly
in heart, and you will find rest in your souls. For My yoke is easy,
and My burden is light."
God's desire is to love you and for you to love Him.
If your soul is heavy and you are growing tired and weary of

Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet

Chapel was well attended
with 99, greeted by Max and
Ruth Tate and Grady and Lou
Faulkner. Welcoming was done
by Dan Yurovich, and the
prayer was done by Vanetta
Nelson. Lighting of the Advent
wreath candle was by Don
Spohn and Marie VanTine. The
special music was sung by Bob
Conkle. The choir anthem was
"I Call Him Lord," directed by
Ardeth Johns and accompanied
by Cheryl Conkle.
Pastor Jim spoke from the
book of James, the second
chapter, regarding not showing
partiality. We want to welcome
anyone who would like to join
The volunteers to help John
and Tess with doughnuts and
coffee were John and Janet
Forster, with 139 in attendance.
Mitch and Pam, our managers,
spoke regarding some mischief
in the park and that we are to be
more diligent toward-watching
our neighlaprs' property and
being aware. The Bowling
Green Police Department will
be at our Jan. 7 meeting to
inform us and to answer, apny
Many coupons from various
places of business were won,
and 50/50 was won by Teresa
Wilhelm. Congratulations to all
the winners.
The scores for euchre Dec. 5
are Bill Godsen, 61; Frank
Leessen, 58; Bob Schafer, 55;
and Norb Wilhelm, 55.
On Dec. 8, first place went to
Ruth Gunn; second, John

Posey; and third, Cal Oldham.
For Pinochle on Dec. 1.1,
Wally Cluver, 556; Milt Bea-
ment, 547; and Frank Freese,
Shuffle season is well under
way with 47 paid-up league
members playing on Wednes-
days and Thursdays. Once
again the chairmen are Nancy
Singleton and Ralph Wine
(interpark). The Wednesday
league started with six teams of
six on a team.
We will be expanding to eight
teams in January. There are still
a few open spots if anyone
would like to sign up. If you
don't want to be a regular, then
just sign up as a substitute.
Our main objective is to have
fun. All teams have chosen
names; so far "The Drifters"
have the most wins.
Our interpark league started
the season at home against Fort
Meade. Our ladies and men
both came out with the most
wins. Good work! We played at
Crystal Lake on Dec. 13 and the
results will be in next week.
This is a traveling league with
several other parks involved.
There is still time to sign up as
a regular or substitute.
Cheryl Conkle has orga-
nized some shuffle bowling.
Watch the board for when you
will play again. It will be open
for the first 24 who sign up that
day, with a 50-cent entry and
some nickels when you knock
over a pin.
Pioneer Creek has been well
represented at state and central-
district tournaments. Congratu-
lations to all those who have
placed in these events. A great
big welcome to all our new

December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A
this life, there is more. You can live forever when you accept Jesus'
work on the cross as payment for your sins. Ephesians 2:8. says,
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not of
your own doing; it is the gift of God,"
Page 32 of Lotz' book says, "God's appeal to come is striking
in its simplicity, stunning in its clarity, supreme in its authority,
solemn in its inescapability, strong in its necessity, satisfying in its
complexity, sufficient in its centrality, successful in its sufficiency."
One quote that has stuck with me from the book is this, "If all
you attempt is that which you know you can do, or have the
resources for, how will you ever discover what God can do?"
Do we really trust Jesus with everything? Our checkbook, our
savings, out decisions, our thoughts, our ... everything? Do we
really trust Him?
Who or what is your Jesus?
You see, in today's world we love to marginalize truth and sep-
arate fact from fiction. We love to live in the gray area so that we
aren't really wrong but we aren't really right, either. We don't want
to suffer, because that might actually hurt us. We don't want to fail;
because we might look stupid or inferior or be embarrassed.
So what do we do? We make Jesus our Mr. Fix-It. We try to
mold Him to be who we want Him to be, but only when we need
Friends, I'm sorry to say, there is only one Jesus.
The Mormons will try to tell you differently, the talk shows
will try to convince you otherwise, but I will stand on the promis-
'es of God that Jesus is who God says He is, and He did and is doing
what God said He would do and is doing and will do.
Pages 74-75, I believe, quote an old sermon I once heard by
African-American Pastor S.M. Lockridge. You can go online to
YouTube and watch the video "That's My King!":
"My Jesus. His office is manifold, and His promise is sure.
His life is matchless, and His goodness ,is limitless. His mercy is
enough, and His grace is sufficient. His reign is righteous, His yoke
is easy and His burden is light. He is indestructible. He is inde-
scribable. He is incomprehensible. He is inescapable. He is invin-
cible. He is irresistible. He is irrefutable. I can't get Him out of my
mind .. And I can't get Him out of my heart. I can't outlive Him
. And I can't live without Him. The Pharisees couldn't stand
Him, but found they couldn't stop Him. Satan tried to tempt Him
but found he couldn't trip Him. Pilot examined Him on trial but
found he couldn't fault Him. The Romans crucified Him but found
that couldn't take His life. Death couldn't handle Him, and the
grave couldn't hold Him. My Jesus is . Everything!"
Take time today to love Jesus. Because if you think about it,
He is either your everything, or He is your . .

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Ken Weis with donor development coordinator Deah
Spires of Florida's Blood Centers, which took blood
donations and collected mouth swabs to check for a
bone-marrow match for Weis. Denise Benavides of the
local American Cancer Society unit reported last week
that a match has been found.

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Montage By Ralph Harrison

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what human-
ity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
-Edmund Burke

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed
wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that
which laughs at all our knowing.

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in
all things, charity.
-Richard Baxter

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Acupuncture: Ancient Practice Finds

A Place In Western Medicine

,Kelly's Column

Caloosa Pioneers, a group of retirees from EMBARQ, is giv-
ing away 424 dictionaries to third graders in the five elementary
schools in Hardee County, reports Nelda Grice Paulk of Cape
Coral. She is the sister of the late Pete Grice of Hardee County.

The top 10 newspapers by paid circulation in the United States
are USA Today, 2.29 million; The Wall Street Journal, 2.01 million;
The New York Times, 1.03 million; Los Angeles Times, 779,682;
New York Daily News, 681,415; New York Post, 667,119; The
Washington Post, 635,087; Chicago Tribune, 559,404; Houston
Chronicle, 507,437; and Newsday in Long Island, N.Y., 387,503.
At No. 22 is Florida's largest circulation daily newspaper, St.
Petersburg Times, 288,807. The Herald-Advocate's weekly circu-
lation is 5,000.

Daniel Vasquez, a Hardee County native, is director of respi-
ratory therapy at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. The hos-
pital has 219 beds and in 2010 will move into a new $310 million,
240-bed hospital.
Vasquez is concerned about the rising cost of health care in
America and the nation's $9 trillion debt. This represents a chal-
lenge for the nation, families, businesses and local and state gov-
Vasquez said families play a vital role in helping a loved one
get good medical diagnosis and treatment.

Spessard Stone will have a book signing for his new Hardee
County history book this Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pioneer
Park Museum in Zolfo Springs. There are 80 hardback books avail-
able at the museum for sale, at $40 each including tax.
This is the first history written about Hardee County since Jean
Plowden's paperback book in 1929. Sandy Scott is the museum's

Rev. Ken Smith, new pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club Tuesday. He said
many people during the holidays experience stress, doubling of
credit card debt, loneliness and/or grief. He hopes people will find
some good news for bad news times, compassion, peace and love.
He said people should give the love of Jesus to others.
The Mississippi native has been a pastor of several churches,
chaplain for the FSU Seminoles for 10 years, active in Fellowship
of Christian Athletes, and an evangelist for 20 years. He has also
coached football.

Mark Pace, 93, lives in Dalton, Ga., and grew up in Hardee
County. He is the brother of Margaret Roberts and has been in the
newspaper business most of his life.
He remembers Christmas in Wauchula some 80 years ago as,
"It mainly involves childhood stories about baby Jesus, a hymn,
and a large and beautiful stained glass window in my church," the
Wauchula Methodist Church which was founded in 1888,
destroyed by a hurricane in 1903, rebuilt in 1907, with a new struc-
ture built in 1914, "the year of my birth."
Pace recently wrote, "A portion of my childhood Christmas
memories will always be anchored by the old white-frame build-
ing, the music we sang as children and by that huge stained glass
window there in silence with a grand and fascinating pictorial. To
me it was an imposing figure that once was the Christ child that
brought Christmas and Christendom. Now in its own inaudible way
it continues to depict Christ and 'the old, old story of Jesus and his
Children in that old Wauchula church at Christmas-time were
given "bags .of candy, nuls, an orange and white raisins. Those
raisins tasted especially good."
,At the end of the Christmas eve service, "candles were light-
ed, and with sanctuary lights turned off, families sang 'Silent
Night, Holy Night."
Pace notes, "because of the birth of that baby boy, and that part
of his name, Christ, is at the beginning of the season of joy we have
come to know as Christmas. Without him and his name there would
be no Christmas, no cause to celebrate our potential for an eternal

I remember Roger Fumanti, who owned and operated Roger's
Market in Wauchula with his wife Evelyn, said that some
Christmases as a child his main present was an orange.
Today his old grocery store building on North Florida Avenue
has been converted by Sherry White to a women's shelter named
Lydia's House, which opened Dec. 10 with three ladies and a
housemother. Quite a ministry will be carried out in that two-story
In the old days owners like the Fumanti family often lived
upstairs over the business.

You can no more win a war than you can win an earth-
-Jeanette Rankin

As we celebrate the .
birth of Jesus, our Lord
and Savior, we wish all ,
of Hardee County a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year in 2008. During the recent
illness of our son Jonathan, we expe-
rienced first hand how wonderful it is
to live in such a close-knit, loving
community like Hardee County. We
appreciate all the calls of concern,
cards, hospital visits, e-mails, and the
many, many prayers sent to our
Heavenly Father on his behalf.
Prayers work miracles and Jonathan
is "good as new." He is back at
school, working out for baseball, and
just being a 15 year-old. We thank you
all from the bottom of our hearts.


Dec. 10, 2007
6:28 a.m.
Dear God,
As You know, Lord because You know everything there
are many heavy hearts down here on Earth today, in this little town
we call Zolfo Springs. A great, loving presence has been plucked
from our midst. Soon after my last letter to You, my darling moth-
er was gone. You took her home.
I don't pretend to understand why You let her suffer so horri-
bly for so long. I do know the struggle wore her out, and she was
ready to go. She loved life, but she knew she was very, very sick
every conscious breath was an ordeal and that there was no
hope, short of a miracle, of her condition improving.
My mother did not want to die, but to go on living in her con-
dition was unacceptable. She knew where she was going, so she
had no fear of death. She said to me the day before she died, "Oh,
Chipper, I don't understand why the Lord doesn't just come on and
take me." She was ready, Lord, for You to take her in Your arms,
make her pain go away, and take her home.
You came for her at 3:30 in the morning. You could have
barged in, snatched her up and zoomed off into eternity. But You
didn't. You came as a gentleman. You stood at the door and
knocked before You entered her room.
The hospice nurse who was sitting at her bedside heard her
speak, but could not make out the words. She stood up and went to
her side.
After several moments, Mama said, "Somebody's knocking."
The nurse stood still, listening, and waited for Mama to go on.
All she heard was the deep silence of night and Mama's labored
"No, ma'am," the nurse said. "No one is knocking." She
stroked Mama's hair. "You try to go back to sleep now."
Mama struggled to open her eyes. She looked toward the win-
dow at the foot of her bed.
"He's knocking," she said. "Can't you hear Him? Let Him in."
And then, in the blink of an eye, she was gone.
I have no doubt, Lord Jesus, that the knocking Mama heard
was You, tapping gently on the door of her heart, announcing Your
presence, letting her know You were there, ready to take her home.
Neither the hospice nurse nor my dad, who was sitting up just
outside her room, heard Your knock. You were not knocking for
them. It was my mother on whose heart You knocked. And she told
the nurse without hesitation to let You in let the Lord in! and
there is no doubt in my mind that in the next instant she was breath-
ing easily and deeply for the first time in years.
Oh, I can just see the big, beautiful, joyous smile spread across
her face as her sweet spirit entered her new body, young and
healthy and strong. And, Lord, I bet you held her hand as y'all sang
and danced all the way to Heaven.
How her countenance must shine today as she walks the streets
of glory, wrapped in the armor of Your pure and everlasting love,
with her mother, father, sister and all her other loved ones who had
gone on before walking by her side.
Lord, long ago You said that You were going away to prepare
for Your people a place with many mansions. My mother's man-
sion must be a sight to behold.
The chorus of a song says:
"Lord, build me just a cabin in the corner of
In the shade of the. Tree of Life that it may ever stand;
Where I can just hear the angels sing and shake Jesus'
Lo,,I, build .me just a cabin in the corner of
G/orriaid *. .
A little cabin will be enough for me, Lord. And, if it isn't ask-
ing too much, please put it near my mother's mansion, that I might
see her as often as is heavenly possible.
Yours Truly,
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@embarq- or visit his Web site at www.chipballard.comn

Acupuncture, one of the old-
est medical therapies in the
world, is steadily gaining popu-
larity in the United States. The
November issue of Mayo Clinic
Women's HealthSource offers a
fresh look at this ancient prac-
tice and how it is being incorpo-
rated into Western medicine.
According to traditional
Chinese medicine, vital energy
flows along specific pathways
within the body, called meridi-
ans. The belief is that one way
to unblock energy flow and
promote the body's ability to
heal itself is to insert hair-
thin needles to various depths at
strategic points along this
meridian. That process is called
Basic research suggests that
acupuncture works by regulat-
ing the body's nervous system,
and by promoting the release of
pain-killing chemicals (endor-
phins) and immune cells.
Another possibility is that
acupuncture alters brain chem-
istry, affecting brain chemicals
and hormones associated with
the immune process and regula-
tion of blood pressure, blood
flow and body temperature.
Most people who use acu-
puncture believe it improves
their health. But Western-style

medicine has found it challeng-
ing to design research studies to
prove acupuncture's effective-
ness. Even without comprehen-
sive research, many health care
organizations are offering
acupuncture services.
Acupuncture may help re-
lieve pain associated with den-
tal operations, headaches, fibro-
myalgia, facial pain, osteo-
arthritis, menstrual cramps, low
back pain and carpal tunnel
syndrome. Evidence suggests
that acupuncture may help can-
cer patients by relieving nausea
and vomiting after surgery or
chemotherapy treatment. Stud-
ies are looking at the role of
acupuncture in stroke rehabili-
tation and asthma treatment.
In the United States there are
11,000 certified acupuncturists.
Certification requires between
2,000 and 3,000 hours of train-
ing. In addition, certified acu-
puncturists must pass routine
exams. More information on
these credentials and how to se-
lect an' acupuncturist are avail-
able at the Web sites of the Na-
tional Certification Commis-
sion for Acupuncture and Ori-
ental Medicine (www.nccaom.-
org) or the American Academy
of Medical Acupuncture

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The extended Ernest Palmer Family.

Early years as a physician.

Dr. Ernest Palmer poses with his staff: (from left) receptionist Rilla Cooper, secretary Carol Coker and registered
nurse Frankie Green.

- - -

Dr. Palmer ran four Boston marathons, shown with son
Steve and wife Gayle.

Continued From 1A

practice in Wauchula as part of
a group and solo from 1965 to
the present.
The couple have four chil-
dren, each born in a different
city. Daughter Lisa Dickerson
was born in Memphis. She and
her husband, Larry, live in
Brandon and have two daugh-
Daughter Leigh Lamonica
was born in New Orleans. She
and her husband, Joe, live in
Woodstock, Ga., and have two
Son. Steve was born in
Miami. He and his wife,
Jennifer, live in Wauchula and
have one son and two daugh-
Son West was born in Wau-
chula. He and his wife, Laina,
have two sons and one daugh-
Palmer had several hobbies,
including jogging, scuba diving
and flying small airplanes. He
ran about a dozen marathons,
including four Boston Mara-
thons (26 miles), two in New
York City, and also in Buffalo
and Canada.
He was one of the owners of
Palmetto Medical Clinic &
Hospital, and worked with doc-
tors James Smith, Roland
Banks, Malcolm Sayre and
Perry Carmichael. He and his
wife bought the Palmetto
Medical Clinic in 1974.
His current employees are
Carol Coker, who started in
1964; Frankie Green, since
1972; and Rilla Cooper, since
He has a long history of com-
munity and career service.
Palmer was founder and past

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board chairman of Hardee
County Youth Footbail. He is
past trustee and chairman of the
board of South Florida Com-
munity College. He is a deacon
of First Baptist Church of
He has been medical director
of the 80-bed Hardee Manor
Care Center in Wauchula.
He has delivered at least 75
babies in his medical career.
He has been a member of the
American Medical Association,
Southern Medical Association,
American Academy of Family
Practice, American Board of
Family Practice, American
Professional Practice Associa-
tion, chief of staff at Hardee
Memorial Hospital, Florida
Hospital Wauchula medical
staff, board member of the
American Heart Association,
past president of the Polk-
Hardee-Highlands American
Heart Association, past presi-
dent of the DeSoto-Hardee-
Glades Medical Society, Ameri-
can Medical Association Physi-
cians Recognition Award win-
ner, American College of Sports
Medicine and American Society
of Abdominal Surgeons.
Also, a member of the
American Medical Scuba
Diving Association, Undersea
Medical Society, American.
Medical Joggers Association,
Internal Society of Aquatic
Medicine, certified in Ad-
vanced Cardiac Life Support,
consultant to Dive Medicine
International, medical advisor
to March of Dimes, advisor to
National Association for
Retarded Citizens, senior exam-
iner for the Federal Aviation
Administration, scuba instruc-
tor, past president of Polk-
Highlands-Hardee Professional
Standards Review Organi-
zation, Florida Track Club,
Suncoast Runners Club, Order
of the Masons, Florida Medical
Association Committee of
Continuing Medical Education,
medical missionary to Brazil
and New Guinea, American
Geriatric Society, medical
director of the 120-bed Florida
DeSoto Health and Rehab
Center in Arcadia, and associate
medical director for Hospice-
Southwest Florida.
Palmer served in the U.S. Air
Force from 1948 to 1952.
Gayle Palmer said she won-
ders what life will be like with
her husband home all day. "I
may have to go back to work,"
she laughed.

Medical student at University of Tennessee.

After taking the prescribed
ear infection medicine and see-
ing no results, Cadwell decided
to take her baby to All
Children's Hospital. After
Jaelyn received a CAT scan and
MRI she was finally diagnosed
with brain cancer.
Little Jaelyn Rogers at the
young age of 17 months is suf-
fering from anaplastic ependy-
moma, a rare type of brain can-
cer. There is only a one-in-three
chance of survival to those who
are diagnosed.
Since the traumatic news,
Jaelyn has been receiving
chemotherapy and plans to
begin her radiation in Jackson-
ville following Christmas.
Fortunately, Jaelyn has
responded well to the
chemotherapy. Surprisingly,
Jaelyn is still as active and live-
ly as ever!
Because her chemotherapy
treatments make her so ener-
gized, Jaelyn searched for
things to occupy her time.
Jaelyn stays up until 3 or 4 a.m.
and is unable to sit still. To
solve her restlessness, the nurs-
es at All Children's Hospital
spoiled her by letting her sit on
their laps and play with their
computer keyboard.
Not only does little Jaelyn
entertain herself with her new
friends, but she also looks for
amusement in her family. One
night, at about 3 a.m., Jaelyn
was unable to sleep due to her
chemotherapy. Baby Jaelyn
went and woke up her father,
Jeremy Rogers, and they both
colored together until she fell

Jaelyn is receive
surgeries and treaty
to cure her of this ra
gerous cancer. How.
lack of health ins
funds, the Rogers
limited finances for
sive treatments. In o
baby Jaelyn to Jaci
receive radiation,
must pay the tol
ahead of time. If the
not raise all the mo
will not receive th

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Continued From 1A
ving many radiation.
ne ts to try During the holidays and the
ire and dan- celebration of a new year, no
ever, due to family should have to worry
urance and about if they will be able to
family has save their daughter's life.
the expen- Instead of spending all your
>rder to take time pondering about what your
ksonville to new year's resolution will be,
the family change a family's future by
tal amount donating money to help cure
family can- baby Jaelyn.
)ney, Jaelyn The Rogers family has an
e necessary account set up at Wauchula

State Bank. Anyone wishing to
help this family in their time of
need can make a donation
toward Jaelyn's account. No
child or family deserves to go
through these times of trials and
tribulations alone. Give the true
gift of Christmas this year, give
the gift of life.
Checks should be written
"For the Benefit of Jaelyn
Rogers," with account number
6137109206 on the "memo"

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December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11A

ZSE Holds Awards Ceremony For 'Cool Cats'

Zolfo Springs Elementary School's kindergarten Cool Cats are (front row, from left)
Alexis Mundell, Luis Nunez, Myrka DeLaTorre, Dallas Pellom, Rafael Esquivel, Taleia
Moreno and Donnell Patton; (middle row) Liliana Ramos, Dylan Bozeman, Norma Villa
and Amy Jaimes; and (standing) Isabella Adams, Juan Castillo and Sofia Martinez-

Cool Cats in the second grade are (from front left) Jessica Gallardo-Carranza,
Armando Velasco, Brandon McClellan, Jayma Barnett, Carol Allison and Mason Block;
(back) Maria Reyes, Tomas De La Paz, Cody Vansickle, Ashja Camel, Jasmine
Sanchez and Gabriela Reves.

Fourth graders who are Cool Cats are (from left) Diego Juarez, Claudia Klein, Pabla
Vue, Jose Padilla, Jessica Martinez, Kelly Jung, Samantha DeLaTorre and Shelby
Carmichael. With them are Assistant Principal Melanie Henderson and Principal Jan

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First-grade Cool Cats are (front, from left) Laura Ramos, Jose Villa, Kasandra Gallardo,
Samuel DeLaTorre, Rodrigo Valerio, Jamie Richardson and Marisol Torres; (back)
Amari DeLeon, Erika Gallardo-Carranza and Jose Garcia.

These third graders were recognized as Cool Cats: (front, from left) Augustine Morales,
Terry Yanes, Dakota Eures, Mydalis Nunez, Joshua Ussery and Fernanda Ramos; (back)
Maria Carranza, Luis Castillo-Diego, Gustavo Villalva, Clarisa Villa, Araceli Munoz and
Ricky Chavira.

Honored as Cool Cats for the fifth grade were (from front left) Illiana Kilpatrick, Angel
DeLaRosa, Korrina Garza, Hailey Sauvey and Nang Lor; (back) Omar Saldivar, Colton
Albritton, Angelica Montanez and Pedro Sandoval.

The Cool Cats recognition ceremony was held on Nov. 9 with a Veterans Day theme and decoration of red, white
and blue. Students who recited the Preamble to the Constitution were (from front left) Clarisa Villa, Gustavo Villalva,
Thalia Duran, Tapanga Grice, Gisselle Aguirre, Carl Atkins, Roxanna Avila-Serrano, Blert Camili, Cody Cumbee,
Jamee Keller, Amber Dayfert, Pabla Vue and Destiny Yang; (back) Jose Zuniga, Benjamin Tamayo, Miranda Smith,
Nathaniel Albritton, Pedro Sandoval, Colt Hancock, Josie Hancock, Alex Hinojosa, Jessie Johnston, Austin Dansby,
Mia Newton, Megan McCollough and Maria Munoz.

Fifth-grader Madison Burnett directs the young musi-
cians as they play their instruments.

Safety Patrol inductees included (from left) Madison Burnett, Lindsay Cooper, Katelyn
Hines, Blake Crawley, Brenda LaFarque, Norma Serrano, Meagan Shivers, Michelle
Storts, Halley Sauvey, Pheng Yang and Pagou Vue.

Martha Dease's fifth-grade students performed "Mary Had A Little Lamb" on their

12A The Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2007

School Board
Meeting Off
The Hardee County
School Board meeting set for
Dec. 27 has been cancelled.
The next regularly sched-
uled meeting is on Jan. 10 at
5 p.m.

Holiday Changes
Garbage Routes
Because Christmas and
New Year's Day are both on
Tuesday, there will be some
changes in garbage collec-
tion. The landfill will close at
3:30 on Monday and reopen
on Dec. 26 as usual. It will
also be closed on Jan. 1.
Hardee County Disposal,
Bowling Green and Wau-
chula will pick up their
Tuesday routes on Wednes-
day for the next two weeks.
In addition, Hardee County
Disposal has changed its
yard trash pickup from Jan. 2
to Jan. 9. There is no change
in Zolfo Springs, which has
no Tuesday pickups

Diabetes Class
Enrolling Now
The Hardee County Health
Department will offer dia-
betes education and well-
ness classes for residents
who are diabetic or pre-dia-
betic. Pre-registration is
required. All classes will be
at the health department,
115 K.D. Revell Road (off
U.S. 17 North), Wauchula.
A two-day session is Jan.
16-17 from 5 to 8 p.m. in
both Spanish and English. A
three-day class in English
only is three Thursdays, Jan.
10, 17 and 24, from 8:30
a.m. to noon. For more infor-
mation, or to enroll, call 773-
4161, ext. 157 or 217.

Caretaker Class
For Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Associa-
tion, Florida Gulf Coast
Chapter, announces a train-
ing session today (Thursday)
from 1 to 2 p.m. with the spe-
cial topic, "How to Handle
the Holidays with your loved
one suffering from Alz-
heimer's or dementia."
The class will be at
H.O.P.E. of Hardee, 310 N.
Eighth Ave., Wauchula. To
register or for more informa-
tiorn, call Lisa Rodriguez,
program specialist, at 385-

The pastor and his wife of
Fort Green Baptist Church have
outdone themselves once again.
Friday evening Brian and Jenni-
fer Laker hosted the third annu-
al dinner for the deacons and
their wives. The fellowship hall
was decorated in Christmas ele-
gance. The' theme for the din-
ner was Italian, allowing Jenni-
fer to share an important part of
her heritage. A special treat was
her homemade cannolis which
were enjoyed for dessert.
The guests for the evening
were Dennis and Beth Sasser,
Dustyn and Tammy Waters,
Earl and Mary Bargeron,
Charles and Lynda Abbott, Lee
and Chrysta Chancey and
Johnmark Brown and myself.
It was a beautiful evening,
with great anticipation for next

The young at heart (translated
to those 60 and older) gathered
together for a Christmas cele-
bration last Thursday evening.
The event was held in the Fort
Green Baptist fellowship hall
and was well attended.

A couple of weekends ago
several members of the church
participated in a fellowship at
Hardee Lakes. Some came for
the evening campfire, others
toughed it out and camped
overnight. It was a lot of fun
and plans are being made to do
it again soon.

The Fort Green 4-H Club did
its part and'were bell ringers for
the Salvation Army on Satur-

day, Dec. 8. Those participating
were Kasie Powell, Dalton
Richey, Norma Alejandro,
Brian, Jennifer, Kaitlyn and
Matthew Laker, Kaylee Hogen-
auer, Brian and Charlotte Yake,
Rebeka Brown and myself.

It's the most wonderful time
of the year! Fort Green Baptist
Church invites you to celebrate
the birth of the King of kings
this Sunday. The adult and chil-
dren's choir will perform in. the
morning service. The Rev.
Brian Laker, assisted by the
junior-high youth, will lead the
congregation in a candlelight
service in the evening.
After the evening service
everyone is invited to stay for a
time of fellowship and refresh-
ment. A special visitor from the
North Pole is rumored to stop
by for a quick visit before he's
off to make his rounds.

Everyone needs encourage-
ment from time to time, me in-
cluded. A couple of weeks ago a
gentleman came into the office
where I work. I did not know
him, having never met him be-
fore, but we had briefly talked
on the phone once. It was one of
those days, and he made it bet-
ter. Words of encouragement
were spoken, especially about
this column. Thank you! You
blessed me.

Those celebrating birthdays
this month are Randi Sasser,
Jason Brown, Lee Chancey and
Randy Davis. Happy birthday!

Fort Green News
By Amy Davis Brown

Harkin and Jack Jacobs; C's,
first Joe Newman and second
Charlie McKnight; and D's,
first Bert Barr and second Dick
Ladies' Golf, Dec. 6: three-
hole throw out and 1/2 handicap
- first, Nancy Ellman; second.
tie between Aideen Dufour anm
Nancy King.
Mixed Golf: Dec 10: A's, first
Aurele Dufour and second
Loyd Lankford; B's, first
Nancy Morrison and second

Charlie McKnight; C's, first Joe
Newman and second Gaylord
Williams; D's, first Joe Schrob-
back and second Darlene

Shuffling, Dec. 11: three-
game winners were Bob
Beckely, Lee Roy Behymer,
Bob Bundy, Mike Defreitas,
Eleanor Dice, Bernice English,
Linda Fletcher, Bob Funk-
house, Gary Householder and
Doug Taylor.

It seems I had a senior
moment on my article of Dec.
6. I inadvertently said Bill and
Cindy Johnson were the hosts
of the Thanksgiving Day din-
ner. I should have said Bill and
Shirley Johnson were the hosts,
and did an excellent job. It is
Bill and Cindy Johnson who are
the hosts for the Christmas din-
ner. Please sign up if you plan
to attend or to help before or
after the dinner.

The hosts on Dec. 12 were
again .Cal and Betty Gadsby,
with Dick Barker and Stella
Niebauer helping out. Bruce
Woods led the U.S. Pledge,
Bernice English led the
Canadian Pledge and Lee Roy
Behymer led the prayer.
Ron Ackermann, the activi-
ties director this morning men-
tioned the Wednesday judging
for the best Christmas decora-
tions and there will another fun
auction on Feb. 2. The 50/50
winners were Carrie Lankford,
Jack and Bert Elofson and Jerry
and Judy McBride.

The dance will be from 9
p.m. to I a.m., with Southern
Gold playing. Tickets are now
on sale.

Jerry McBride won the paper
special on Dec. 7 and Gisela
Schrobback won it on Dec. 10.

Men's Golf, Dec. 6: A's, tie
between Ray Baker and Dewey
Morrison; B's, tie between Don

English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula recently pre-
sented a check for $550 to Hardee County Youth Sports.
The Dodge Division of Daimler Chrysler donated $50 for
expenses involved in hosting the event and an additional
$5 for each demonstration drive completed. "Drive for
the Kids is a great program. We're interested in helping
the schools and everyone has a good time," said Kevin
Hanchey, sales manager of English. In photo are event
coordinator Tanya Royal and Kevin Smith of English.

CASE NO.: 252005CA000489

the following-described real prop-
erty will be sold pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure being entered in the
Circuit Cout in and for Hardee
County, Florida:

Beginning at a point on the
North side of Old Dixie
Highway where it inter-
sects U.S. Road No. 17 and
run Northerly 299.17 feet to
a point, thence directly
West 300 feet; thence in a
Southeasterly direction
parallel with said US Road
No. 17, a distance of 212.53
feet; thence East along
North side of Old Dixie
Highway 300 feet to place
of beginning. Said parcel
being bounded on East by
US Highway No. 17 and on
the South by the "Old Dixie
Highway:, being in Section
17, Township 33 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee
County, Florida.
and that said sale will be held at
the North front door of the Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, Florida, at
11:00 A.M. on the 16th day of
January, 2008, said sale being
held by the Clerk of Circuit Court,
and the docket number of case
being 252005CA000489.
WITNESS the hand and seal of
this court on the 17th day of
December, 2007.
Clerk of Courts
By: Connie Coker,
As Deputy Clerk

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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor

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Thursday, December 20, 2007



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Soccer Boys Slow Down

Of The Herald-Advocate
After a stellar start, the
Hardee boys soccer team has hit
the proverbial bump in the road.
The 'Cats lost to top-seed
Palmetto and second-ranked
district Sebring in the only two-
games last week. The losses put
the Wildcats at 4-5-1 overall
and 3-3 in District 10 play.
Hardee ends the December
run with a trio of home games
this week, hosting Mulberry on
Monday, Avon Park Tuesday
and Braden River today (Thurs-
day), all 6 p.m. games.
Action resumes on Tuesday,
Jan. 8, with a visit from another

district rival DeSoto. Hardee
currently ranks fourth in the
district, behind Palmetto, Se-
bring and.Braden River (4-2)
and ahead of DeSoto (1-5) and
Avon Park (0-6).
"We are struggling, we need
wo get back on track. We need to
improve both defensively and
offensively," said Hardee coach
Ron Kline, who has had to play
without senior leading scorer
Luis Reyes.
At Palmetto last Tuesday, it
was 55 minutes of scoreless
.ball. The Tigers finally got on
the board with 25 minutes left
in the game when they were
able to slide one in the goal in

Wheat is thought to be the most widely grown plant in the
world. It has been cultivated for more than 7,000 years in every
continent except Antarctica.

Peanut butter was invented as a health food by a physician who
was concerned about the nutrition of his elderly patients.

QAsking you Le true

meaning of E-,rsrimascs

today and always.
Gene Davis

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the midst of a flooded zone. A
little over two minutes later, a
shot caromed off Wildcat jun-
ior goalie Efrain Ruiz and was
rebounded past him into the net.
The third Tiger score came
with 15 minutes left in the
game, when a high-arcing shot
skipped over Ruiz' fingertips.
It was a similar game against
Sebring at home on Monday.
Earlier in the season, Hardee
had caused the Blue Streaks'
only loss. Although Reyes tried
to play, he was only 50 percent
with an injured knee.
Sebriig got the only goal in
the first half, about 20 minutes
it. Otherwise, it was a defensive
battle all 40 minutes. Hardee
evened the score early in the se-
cond half when rookie soph
Marco Calvillo surprised him-
self with his first score of the
Sebring responded with an-
other series, eventually getting
the ball past Ruiz. The Streaks
added an insurance tally late in
the game for the 3-1 win.
Other players for Kline are
seniors Jose Castaneda, Gilbert
Gutierrez, Luis Hilario and
Adam Juarez; juniors Roman
Alvarez, Sofio Arroyo, Eliseo
Diaz, Humberto Nolasco and
Santiago Anastacio; sophs
Christian Avila, Emidio Mace-
do, Ezequiel Moran, Ivan Nar-
vaez, Valentin Rosales and
Martin Vega; and lone freshman
Salomon Maldonado.

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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.


Ernest P. Palmer, M.D.





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2B The Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2007



Judi Blose, a registered nurse at Florida Hospital Home Health, on Nov. 28 won a four-
day Carribean cruise in a Hardee Rotary Club contest. She also won a $50 gas card
and overnight hotel stay. The cruise for two will be in the February through April time
frame. Shown are (from left) Sheila Johns, RN. who sold the winning ticket; Sue Birge,
who sold over 80 tickets; and club president Arnold Lanier. Gloria Roberson won $75,
second place, in the same contest. Shown below (from left) are Jerry Conerly, who
sold the winning ticket to Roberson; and new member Dr. Joseph Toulouse. The Rotary
Club meets Wednesdays at noon at the Java Cafe in Wauchula.


Attending a recent Wauchula Kiwanis Club meeting were local American Red Cross
officials (from left) Hardee Service Center manager Jennifer Wyatt, emergency servic-
es director Erin Craig and board member Kenny Miller.


Dr. Stephen Gordon, executive medical director of the Harde County Health
Department, recently spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club about the methicillin resist-
ant staph infection. About 20 to 30 percent of the population carries staph germs, and
one in 100 carry MRSA, he said. Good hygiene, sanitation and frequent hand-washing
are important. Shown are (from left) Gordon, public information officer Erin Hess and
Ken Hunt.

"One Silent Night"

an Outdoor Live Nativity
will be presented by the
Children's Church Department
New Vision Worship Center
2915 Schoolhouse Rd., Zolfo Springs

Saturday, December 22

..6:30 pm ,12 2

December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3B


Emma Cole
Turns 3
Years Old
Emma Marie Cole, the
daughter of Darren and Jennifer
Cole of Wauchula, turned 3
years old on Nov. 25.
Emma celebrated with a
birthday party on Saturday,
Dec. 8, at Chuck E. Cheese's in
Brandon. Theme for the party
was My Little Pony.
Guests were served pizza,
soft drinks and a My Little
Pony cake.
Joining in the celebration
were little sister Grace, grand-
parents David and Christine
White and Bob and Rhonda
Cole, great-grandmother Vir-
ginia Brown, aunts and uncles,
cousins and friends.
I ,- ^

Members of The Breakfast Club who eat breakfast on Thursday mornings at the Java
Cafe in Wauchula include (from left) Vanessa Hernandez, Candace Preston, Sharon
Hardcastle, Nellie Garcia and Sue Birge. Not in photo are Anna Collom and Rhoda Beth

Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

It seemed just like yesterday since we last met in March at the,
Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula for an evening of
singing and dancing.
Our hostess, Darlene Henry, was present again to greet all with
her friendly charm and to introduce us to the night's events. How
wonderful it was to see our old friends again, ,and also to meet new
ones for the first time.
Present for the first time was my new bride, Emma Walton. We
were married on Sept. 27. We were received with open arms by all
in attendance.
Music by the Three Notes Plus One band Elina on the key-
board, Wanda, the mandolin, Bill the guitar and Jack on the electric
upright base gave us an excellent performance of music with
mixed variety of the 1920s, 40s and 50s.
Starting off with "Melody of Love" followed by the country-
western number "Anytime" then "Seems Like Old Times," just to
name a few, put us in a festive mood for dancing and singing that
remained throughout the evening. Most of the band's performance
was done by audience request, that included big-band numbers,
waltz and western two-step.
The door prize was won by Bill Hartigan, and I guessed the
mystery song, "You Were Meant for Me."
At intermission we enjoyed the snack bar and chit-chat at the
tables. The concluding numbers such as "Heart of my Heart," "Girl
of My Dreams," "Elmers Tune" and "Now is the Hour" ended two
hours of enjoyment, friendship, singing and dancing.
Our next gathering at the center will be tonight (thursday) at 7.
this will be an early Christmas event. Why not come join the fun?
All seniors are welcome.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
I looked through some senior papers recently and found arti-
cles on Alzheimer's Disease, cancer, back pain, failing memory,
heart trouble, what to do when a stroke hits and dozens of pieces
on how the government is going to help me through all these diffi-
But do I really need all this information?
I could spent all day cataloging my aches and pains and won-
dering just how serious they are. I could become so preoccupied
with my ills that I'd have no time left for living.
The perils of old age are almost never physical. They are such
things as discouragement, a critical and complaining spirit and self-
centeredness in all its hideous forms. These are the things that
make us miserable, that turn us into little islands of self-pity. These
things make us a burden to our family and friends instead of a
People are less and less impressed by others' suffering. There's
simply so much of it around that it produces numbness. But when
a grin makes it past the pain in the hush of a hospital room, visitors
take notice.
Faith in God can enable us to do this, because faith looks past
our present problems to a wonderful future.
But don't wait for the hospital bed and the oxygen tent. Learn
to trust God now while you've got your senses, and He will keep
you when your senses fail.

American & Chinese Cuisine-

Chritmas NewYear'

* Two 100" Screen TVs
* Hibachi Grill

* Dine-in or Carry Out
* Karaoke

Open 7 Days a Week 11am 10pm
806 South 6th Ave, South Bound Hwy. 17



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Kember Taylor, Fort Meade,
a seven pound 15 ounce daugh-
ter, Adalina Brooke Taylor,
born Nov. 29, 2007, Florida
Hospital, Sebring. Maternal
grandparents are Maggie and
Tony Taylor of Fort Meade.
Hospital newborn shots may
be included with your an-
nouncement free of charge. Any
other photo is $15.

Cowboy-Up Ministries will
have a special concert and din-
ner on the grounds on Sunday at
10 a.m. The featured musician
will be 2006 Nashville Record-
ing Artist and Male Vocalist of
the Year Tommy Brandt.
After the concert, there will
be dinner, cowboy poetry and
wagon and trail rides. A love
offering will be received. The
Cracker Trail Arena is at 6134
SR 66, about 10 miles east of
Zolfo Springs. For more infor-
mation call 381-6986 or 781-

Openings available
for 1 years old & up
Free after school care
0 Kids Academy
0 401 \W. Main St.. Boiling Green o
375-9936 Mrs. Wright or Miss Olivia
Pee Wee Academnv
815 E. Main St., Wauchula
01 ~Lic# CI4HAIiO?06-

767-0639 Mrs. Wright or Miss. N,
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with registered siblingss of non school age
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Holiday Open House


4,. Friday

* Dec. 21

4:00 8:00 p.m.

Join us for
& view our
Country Christmas


Book Signing by Spessard Stone
4 6 p.m.

St. Ann's

Episcopal Church

204 North Ninth Avenue Wauchula

Invites You

to come and worship

in the Anglican Tradition.

Sunday Service imne: 9:00 a.m.

Christmas Eve Vigil Service

10:30 p.m. Carol Sing1

11:00 p.m. Service begins.


"Hardee County Its Hertiage & People"
and have Spessard sign it for a great Christmas Gift.

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4B The Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2007

Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers

A friend of mine loves to tell how his grandfather would start
complaining on Thanksgiving about how much he dreaded the
coming Christmas.
As my friend got older, he saw through the complaints. It
became very clear that his grandfather absolutely loved Christmas,
but wasn't going to admit it. Everyone saw how important
Christmas was to Grandpa when he led the prayer at Christmas din-
ner. It was evident that he put a lot of thought into the grace he said
at the beginning of the meal.
He would open by thanking God for the blessings of the year,
and he'd enumerate them. If there was a grandchild born, that
would be noted, along with the name, the date of birth and some-
times the name of the delivering physician. He'd pray for the
deceased, the sick and the troubled in the family, and then he would
go around the table thanking God for each individual there by
The prayer took a little time.
My friend, now a successful executive, said that his earliest
lesson in scheduling came when he learned that sometime before
Christmas his grandmother reviewed the year, then estimated the
probable length of the prayer and timed her dinner accordingly.
He laughs when he tells that story because since his grandfather
died, his father has taken on the role, complete with the complain-
ing. As my friend muses, "My day is coming and my kids are
already kidding me about it."
I really enjoy hearing about the Christmas traditions that fam-
ilies pass from generation to generation. Another friend says that
every year his family attends Mass on Christmas Eve and then goes
home to have oyster stew. He doesn't know when that tradition
started, but his parents did it and now he and his wife carry it on
with their own children and grandchildren.
Two generations of another family I know volunteer on
Christmas Eve to serve dinner at a homeless shelter. When they're
done they all go to church together. This year, they'll be joined by
two members of the third generation.
Interestingly, many family traditions center on church on
Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I think about that when I hear
people say we're losing sight of what Christmas is really about,
because I firmly believe that despite the secular world around us,
the only way Christ will not be in our Christmas is if we let it hap-
Granted, Christmas is a busy time and it's easy to get caught
up in the shopping, the travel, the parties and all the other busy-
ness. However, we have the power to continue or create traditions
that are annual reminders of Who and what we're really celebrat-
It doesn't have to be big. Say a special prayer, help at a shel-
ter or soup kitchen, go to church as a family. Traditions have to
start someplace. Think about one that helps your family keep
Christ in Christmas.
For a free copy of "More Than A. Holiday Christmas Is Christ,"
write: The Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, llth Floor, New York,
NY 10004; or e-mail:

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Simba is a papipoo. He is part papillion and part poodle.
He has long silky hair, and has been neutered.
He was kept indoors and has been around children.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.

The theme songs from the
"Andy Griffith Show," "Bever-
ly Hillbillies," "Petticoat Junc-
tion" and "Green Acres" were
heard at the Brookside Bluff
Clubhouse Dec. 8. The audi-
ence was challenged to play
music trivia and identify these
well-known songs.
Carol & Johnnie were the
variety act that entertained park
residents. Linda Burns, enter-
tainment chairman, arranged
the performance. The variety
act also included a tribute to
Patsy Cline and other songs. In

addition, a ventriloquism act
featured a grouchy over- the-
hill senior citizen.
The dinner for the. evening
featured lasagna with an assort-
ed bread and salad table.
The kitchen chairman is Flo
Padronos. The committee mem-
bers who prepared the dinner
under Flo's supervision were
Carolyn Drake, Janet Buck,
Barb Keopher, Patricia Posey,
Mary Hromek, Sue Fay,
Rebecca Dye, Jack Padronos,
Audrey Conklin and Alice

Linda Burns, entertainment chairman, is flanked by
Carol and Johnnie, who appeared at Brookside Bluff on
Dec. 8.

Teen Book Review
By Emilio DeLaRosa
Students at Hardee Junior High School have participated in Teen
Read Week, and are reading more books '"just for the fun of it."
What follows is a review of a book by one of the teens.
By Richard Peck
If you like to read books about girls understanding life and
people, then I have something for you! "A Year Down Yonder" is
about a girl whose parents are out of work. She has to live with her
strict grandmother.
The year that she lives with her grandmother, she comes to an
understanding and realizes that is just like the lady she once
thought was mean.
The theme of this book is about understanding, learning new
things and having new experiences. If you like classic books, then
you don't want to miss this.
Truly, I think this is the best book I have read. I think out of all
the classic books, this one is the best.

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By Rick Leland
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"I have eight years of writing in a journal, every day," Phyllis
said. "Some ,entries are pretty sad, because they tell the raw
moments of grief."
The journal was a present from a friend who encouraged her to
express her feelings after the death of her husband of 50 years. I
admit my curious side wondered how Phyllis, a writer for more
than 50 years, articulated her deep feelings. I knew, though, that
they were too private to share.
Yet as we talked about her nearly 80 years of life, many
moments of grief were shared: Polio since age 13. A meal of taint-
ed food turned into a 10-year battle with hepatitis. Her husband's
industrial accident, which forced many life changes.
And now she faces living with late-stage polio.
"I've had a lot of struggles," Phyllis said. "They draw you
closer to God."
When asked her favorite Bible verse, she quoted, "I can do all
things through Christ who strengthens me." It's no wonder she was
quoting the Apostle Paul, because he knew tremendous life strug-
gles himself, even to his eventual martyrdom.
This is how Paul leads up to that Bible verse: "I have learned
to be content with whatever circumstances. I know what it is to be
in need and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the
secret of being content in any and every situation . ."
Doesn't this seem impossible? Well it is, except .
There's the secret Paul and Phyllis have learned.
Grief? Struggles? Phyllis told her husband as he approached
death: "I will talk to God every day." And with that she connects to
her source of strength Jesus Christ.
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we
write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.

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December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5B

Bulldogs Nip Wildcats 54-51

Of The Herald-Advocate
Missed free throws and
clutch shots cost the Hardee
Wildcat five at DeSoto Friday
The 'Cats took a 17-13 lead
in the first period, but saw it
vanish in a cold second quarter
to trail 29-21 at halftime.
Hardee played catch-up and

was challenging DeSoto in the
This week's only game is at
Braden River, a team Hardee
beat in Wauchula 76-66 in the
second game of the season.
The 'Cats will play in a pair
of holiday tournaments, Dec.
28-29 at Jesuit High and Jan. 3-
5 at Alonzo High. The regular
season resumes Jan. 8 with a

The Hardee County School District recently contracted with
Connect-Ed, a national leader in the field of school-to-parent tele-
phone communications.
In 2007 the Legislature appropriated funds for school districts
to purchase safety/emergency preparedness and emergency notifi-
cation systems. The appropriation (based on student enrollment)
allowed for the purchase of such systems that "will serve to
enhance safety of students, parents and staff in emergency situa-
tions, such as an impending hurricane/severe weather, fire. bomb
threat, homeland security incident, missing child alerts or other
critical school safety needs."
Connect-Ed is the largest company in this field and already
services many Florida school districts.
School administrators and district-level staff recently attended
a training session on how to use the system. It is fully hosted,
which means our school district will have no hardware, software or
additional phone lines to manage. Once enabled, our district will be
able to record, schedule, send and track personalized multi-lingual
telephone messages to students, parents and staff in minutes.
Although most districts contract with Connect-Ed for emer-
gency communications, a majority use it for community outreach.
Principals can use Connect-Ed to invite parents to school events,
open houses and Parent Teacher Organization meetings. Our dis-
trict also can use it to notify parents regarding release of progress
notes or report cards, student absences or truancy issues.
Parent involvement and regular communication with your
child's school and teacher is critical to student success. As our mis-
sion statement reflects, we are committed to "Building learning
partnerships with home, school, and community to ensure person-
al and academic excellence." This new communication system is
one more tool the Hardee County School District can use to
achieve that goal.


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*Homneqomini g Parade
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*Other Events As- They Happen

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visit from Palmetto, which
Hardee lost to 53-52 in over-
time in the season opener.
The district standings are
close. DeSoto and Sarasota
Booker are each 5-1. Booker
lost to Hardee, and DeSoto lost
to Booker. Hardee stands at 4-2,
Sebring 3-3, Braden River 2-4,
and Palmetto and Avon Park
each 1-5.
At DeSoto, Hardee broke out
to a 17-13 advantage behind the
shooting of twin towers Mark
St. Fort with eight points and
Arnold Louis with six. Hardee
was limited to just four points
in the second quarter, all by
It -was a 14-11 third stanza,
with the Bulldogs building a
43-32 lead. Hardee played a
furious fourth quarter where
Louis scored 10 points and St.
Fort nine. Hardee had nearly
tied the score when Bulldog
senior Shay Shine nailed a trey.
Louis drove the lane, drew three
defenders and dished to a wide-
open Marwin Simmons, who
missed the opportunity for the
trey. Shine hit two more deuces
to keep his team ahead and
secure the 54-51 lead.
"We played fairly well. Mark
and Arnold had 47 of the
Wildcats' 51 points. We just
weren't getting any production
from anyone else," said varsity
head coach Vance Dickey. In
addition to their points, St. Fort
had a dozen rebounds and Louis
14 to give each of them a dou-
Hardee lost sophomore guard
Antjuan Jones, who re-injured
the knee hurt during football.
He will go to therapy three
times a week and not able to
play until mid-January. Dickey
brought freshman guard Tre'
Anderson up from the JV to
The Hardee JV picked up a
win on Friday night, blowing
ahead of the junior Bulldogs
and continuing the pressure for
a 58-49 victory.
Hardee opened with a 15-4
first-quarter run and added 21
points in a solid second quarter
to take a 36-16 lead at halftime.
In turn, Hardee slowed in the
third period, when DeSoto
reversed the first period,
outscoring Hardee 15-4 to nar-
row it to a 40-31 game. It was
an even 18-18 final period to
allow Hardee to maintain the
lead and win..
Freshman forward Scott
Donaldson topped all scorers
with 18 points. Anderson added
a dozen and soph Jarrell Ellis
had 10. The trio had 16 of
Hardee's 18 points in the criti-
cal fourth period.
D'Vonte Hooks added seven
points, Charles Allen four, Carl
Brown three, and Kalan Royal
and Kyle Bodeck each two
points. Sergio Torres, Justin
Bromley, Nathan Tomlinson
and Dylan Justice all added to
the floor game.




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Jf The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High
Wildcats split games and the
junior Lady 'Cats are threaten-
ing to get in the winner's brack-
Both teams lost at Sebring
Middle School last Monday, the
girls by only one point. The
boys won at Hill-Gustat on
Thursday and the girls lost by
The only other games'before
the holiday break were for fun,
with the school squads playing
against teachers and staff in 1
p.m. assembly on Tuesday.
The regular season resumes
Jan. 10, when Lake Placid
teams come to the Junior High
At Sebring last week, the
Hardee girls wouldn't quit.
"They are beginning to find the
range and get a lot of shots.
They just forget to hurry back
on defense and the other team
gets a quick lay-up," comment-
ed coach Andy Maddox.
Hardee led 6-4 after a slow
first period. Sebring picked up
the pace to take a 10-7 halftime
advantage. Hardee was down
by two points at the three-quar-
ter mark and lost 14-13 in a
very defensive final six min-
The Sebring high scorer had
six points. For Hardee, Danely
Flores led with five points,
Artrice Hines had four, Summer
Palmer two and Ashley Nichols
and Monserrad Duran each a
free throw.

Contributing to the offense
and defense, were Robin Tanks-
ley, Thalea Ramirez, Jessica
Madrigal, Kayla Nichols and
Caitlin Sockalosky.
Meanwhile, the Hardee boys
.-td a similar experience at
Sebring, taking a 9-2 first-quar-
ter edge. Sebring narrowed that
to 19-16 by halftime and forged
in front 40-32 at the end of the
third period: A strong final peri-
od gave Sebring the 53-38 win
as both DeAnte Evans and
Keshaun Rivers had to sit with
foul trouble.
Sebring had only one player
in double-digits; T. Johnson had
23 points.
Hardee countered with
Andrew Hooks with 15 points
and Rivers with 11. Evans
added five, Murrell Winter
three, and Jajuan Hooks and
Juan Martinez each two points,
Martinez getting his at the free
throw line.
Other Hardee players con-
tributing were Greg Garza,
Dalton Rabon, Daniel Boehm,
Dalton Hewett, Dennis Reed,
Dylan Clements and Michael
On Thursday, Hardee went
back to Sebring to play the Hill-
Gustat Middle School Golden
The Lady Wildcats and Lady
Eagles played a 4-4 first period.
Hardee picked up a two-point
advantage 12-10 by halftime.
Hill-Gustat made adjustments
and came out determined, scor-
ing 11 points in the third period
and holding Hardee to just four.


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The Lady Eagles gained two
more points in the final quarter
to win 26-19.
Only four girls scored for.
Hill-Gustat, with one girls get-
ting half of her team's 26
For Hardee. Hines had a half
dozen, Palmer and Flores each
four, Nichols three and Ramirez
two points. Duran, Tanksley,
Madrigal, Sockalosky, Tyreisha
Williams, Michelle Ybarra and
Shelby Arsenault added to the
floor game.
The Wildcats, meanwhile,
dropped behind 9-6 at the end
of the first period, but were
outscored in the second quarter
to trail 20-12 at halftime. With a
bit of adjustments, the Hardee
defense stiffened in the third
period, allowing only two
points for the Golden Eagles,
and taking a 23-22 advantage.
It was a furious fourth quar-
ter. Jajuan Hooks nailed a pair
of treys for the Wildcats and his
teammates added a dozen more,
while Hill-Gustat could only
manage 16 points. Hardee won
M. Taylor was a one-man
band for Hill-Gustat, getting 14
of the 16 points in the final
quarter and ending the night
with 24 of his squad's 38 points.
Hardee distributed its points
more evenly. Jajuan Hooks fin-
ished with three treys and twin
deuces for 15 points. Rivers
added 11, Evans nine, Andrew
Hooks three, Martinez two and
Winter one at the charity stripe.


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Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
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pumps, starting at $250.
Injectors, turbos, misc. tractor
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FOUR NEW HOMES available
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2002 HONDA SHADOW 750, low
mileage, $3,000. 781-9228.
truck, paid $450, asking $240.
863-245-3885. 12:20-12:27p
FOR SALE: Good condition
motorcycle trailer, 7x5. Call 863-
245-9476. 12:20-27p

The Team at Flores & Flores, Inc.
would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their
business in 2007 We have had a great year and we appreciate
your confidence We also wish you and your family a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year Don't forget to count your
blessings each day; We do! S O

Our listings are on the Internet. AnyoneW ith a computer can access them anytime!

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Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker,
Oralia D. Flores, Broker,
After hours
(863) 698-2971 John Freeman
(863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier
(863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson
Noey Flores (863) 781-4585

402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

home located in Knollwood; 3B/2Bths; 2527 sq
ft; screened porch, fireplace, new kitchen and
Walking distance to just about everything!
Spacious 3B/3Bth home on large corner lot; tall
ceilings, open and airy, French doors, and
wheel chair accessible. $128,500
FIVE ACRES and 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco home;
great room floor plan; inside utility; new A/C in
2007 and new roof in 2005; detached 24x36 con-
crete workshop; two 4" deep wells. $299,000
Lovely Spanish style 4B/2Bth CB/Stucco home
built in 2005; great master suite; walk-in clos-
ets; 2319 sq ft living area; many extras in this
Lake Alfred area home. Listed at $319,900
NICE AND ROOMY! 4B/2.5Bth home in nice
neighborhood; secluded master suite upstairs;
screened porch; large lot plus outside storage.
NICE OLDER HOME convenient location to
schools, shopping and more; 4B2.5Bth, new
roof, hardwood floors; wood burning fireplace;
fenced back yard. $147,000
See this 3+B/3.5Bth home, constructed of
brick/hardee board; laminate/carpet/tile floors;
spacious rooms with plenty storage and extras
throughout; well landscaped yard. $350,000
LOOK AT THIS NEW PRICE! Excellent loca-
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SPACIOUS! 3B/2Bth D/W, built in 2006; 1296
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Furnished and Move In Ready! 2B/lBth M/H,
vinyl siding and metal roof new in 2006; large
screened porch with patio and furniture for
your outside entertainment; nice lot in Charlie
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20 acres and 3B/lBth CB home; good location
and large oaks at homesite; metal barn.
Beautiful, secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks,
small creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect for build-
ing your home or weekend retreat. $99,000
Three 1/2 acre lots; deed restricted area; city
water and sewer; paved road frontage. Each
Large commercial corner lot, 1.2 acres located
on Highway 17 South. $100,000
possible option to purchase more acreage; M/H
used as office; shop large enough for semi-trac-
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Convenience store located on busy highway;
equipment and fixtures included; diesel pump.
5 Acres with some fruit trees, large oaks, 1 acre
pond; lovely home site or weekend retreat.
10 Acres in western Hardee; 12" well. $365,000

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December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7B


POP-UP CAMPER for sale, $700
OBO. 863-781-6370. 12:20dh
POLARIS 500, 4x4, 2005 Warn
winch, ITP mudlites, low hours,
includes cover, $4,500 OBO. 863-
781-0016. 12:20-27p
LOCATED AT 247 Knight Rd.,
Wauchula. 1985 Peterbilt cab
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1989 Harley 1200 Sportster; 18'
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WESLO STEPPER with monitor,
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2004 CLUB CAR golf carts, gas,
$2,500 $3,000. 735-1333.
BOWFLEX tread climber, like new,
$500, non-negotiable. 863-773-
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GUAVAS shells prepared for
cobblers and jam. 735-0349.

FOR SALE: 2/2 16x80 mobile
home and lot. 863-781-7247.

16X76 MH and lot in Charlie
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MOVING MUST find good home -
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all shots. 735-9225 or 245-6840.

2 TOY PODDLES puppies regis-
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CHIHUAHUA for sale, $150. Call
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ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
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the City of Wbuchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
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call 773-3265 or more informa-
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ATTENTION! State Statutes
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860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL
(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:0 dM. 12:00 Noon
Equal Housing Opportunity c112:13-27c

I l iime Ieir Silie

3BR 2B in Knollwood. Fireplace, screened
patio, large closets.

$ 172,000.00

CI 11:29 12:20p





food service

applicants in a correctional envi-
ronment at the Hardee County
Jail with Trinity Services Group.

Must have food
ence and super

service experi-
rvisory skills.


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 c18:23tfc

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 cli:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507



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

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Tile Floors in Kitchen: 0
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 Opponrunir Cena,n Income
c ri Restictions Apply
CI 5, dc? & .., ..^ P, ' .'.y-,. -

Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly
Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.
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.
2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind
Woman's Club. Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only
$59,900 reduced $46,900.

We do it for LE$$!
S Chrome Wheels Brand Name Tires! |
IAtI 18" & up! Come see our selection! II


SMon. Fri. 8-6
M01 i. E al lEqsjol

It Billy Ayers Donna Eures t
111 Tire Technician Secretary I!fI
a ti Fast & Friendly Service! a
We won't be undersold! %t

ITO 773-0777 773-0727 II l
I i 116 REA Rd., Wauchula UU IU
(across from Wal-Mart) ll
*ii We also i do r E
Semi-Tires & Trailer Tires!
11011 ill Ayrs onn Eues=k l

Applicants must be able to pass

and maintain

a security back-

ground clearance. Drug testing
required. Full benefits company
with a leader in the food services

Call Mrs. Gonzalez at (863) 448-
2045 to schedule an interview.

BO Espino Bo says....
Auto Technician won't be undersold!!"

MIKe adcox
Auto Technician

30 Day Special
10 miles within Bowling Green Quick Lube
AND when repairs are done at Bowling Green Quick Lube.
2 ,.

ALL Dm..

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


206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker

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

Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton
Jan Knight
Madgaly Santana

(941) 737-2800
(863) 445-0662
(863) 781-0161
(863) 781-2345
(863) 677-1499

Realtor Associates



Robert Jones
John H. Gross
Rick Knight
Miguel A. Santana
Calvin Bates

(863) 781-1423
(863) 273-1017
(863) 781-1396
(863) 677-3051
(863) 381-2242

8B The Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2007



Fill Dirt Tree Removal *
*Stump Removal Dragline*
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil *
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *
(263) 735-2415

Tandam Axle Load
$ 1 00/Load
within 5 mile radius of Zolfo Springs-
Fill* Top Soil *Hard Pan
Hardee County Area only!



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



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

1977 31' AVION TRAILER, good
condition, $2,500 Cash. 375-2932.

MOVING BACK to Michigan -
must sell Nice roomy 35 ft. trav-
el trailer, 2 super slides, Ig. cov-
ered porch, 2 sheds, all electric
on Lot #8, $5,900. A nice 38 ft.
trailer, built in washer & dryer,
large shed on Lot 23, $4,900. And
a 35 ft., large glassed in family
room, on Lot #22, $3,400. All trail-
ers are finished, all located
South Ft. Meade in Hammock
Lake Mobile and RV Park on Hwy
17. Inquire at Lot #8 or call 269-
876-7584. 12:20p

I Billy Hill

Your Home

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

Call Billy Hill


We care about you!

Billy Hill


mobile home $500 month and
deposit. 904-534-2609. 12:20p
APT. FOR RENT 2 BR/1 Bath,
central AC & Heat. $200 deposit,
$525 per month. 375-4573 after 6
p.m. 12:20-27p
3BR/2BA 4835 Central Ave.,
Bowling Green, lots of extra
space and storage. Must sell!
$102,000. Call 863-781-0374.

FERENT sizes. Jack Ullrich
Warehouses. 773-6448. 1 2:20c
WAUCHULA 2BR/1BA, new car-
pet & tile, $600 per month. 941-
447-9629. 12:13-1:3c
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

Ranh &i Gr^Mov Rcalty L


Close-in counin living on 5 ac.,3BR single ide NI MH.on Hui). 62.,
$124,900. Call Bart.
Older frame home \vith knott,y pine v..all: and ceiling in several rooms
This home sits on I 42 oak s 're id is only 2 miles \"est of
Wauchula Ready for your perp nit 115,000.
10 ac. \alencia grove, irrigated & drain tile, $13.000 per ac. Call
100 ac. pasture, Lilly area. great hunting. $1 5.0(1) ac. Call Da,. iJ
5 ac. Hivy.62, good homesiie'or development potential. $95.000 Call
30 ac. with'10 ac Hamlmn. 10 ac. Valencia. 10 ac. beautiful oaks,
microjet img. 12-in %ell. $470,000. Call. David
PRICED REDUCED Commercial 4 Lots H%'., 17 $200.000.
Bowling Green


7 10578-1433* 83-03 6 91 37-064

Office: 863) 7671556 41 U.110 S.Hy17 N., WaucI 1
S 3. * 45

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


IM t.r, I1 u F. ih 1 t E: ,
4.. siy W e.I'. i.. 'i~l- 1 rwftisno n 1 .1 i'miali bdl'rjIHrL~ii

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


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

4 O

NEW LISTING!! Two blocks north of County Line,
Bowling Green CBS 3 Bedroom, I Bath home on
double lot, central Air and Heat open porch,
loaded with fruit trees, small pond. ONLY
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.
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.
dream home here. This 5-acre tract is the perfect
place for horses or recreational purposes.
Owner motivated to sell!! Reduced!! Only
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.
Bedroom, I Bath, 350,000. ALL OFFERS CON-
lie aim to erre you like you are .
Our onlvy cit.sloiner.

5 ACRES S62,500. Possible Financing!!!
large building included. S750,000.
MOVE RIGHT IN!!! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005
fully furnished MiH 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 S125,000.
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.
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!! S219.000.
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.
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 $S191,000.
HWY 17 FRONTAGE zoned commercial approx.
1.48 acres fenced. Great location for new busi-
ness. Possible lease with option to buy.


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.C000 per acre or make an offer'1
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Doublewide with carport and 1lo, in a very nice neighborhood
$85 000
,:t1 ', :

Donna Steffens



December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 9B



duplex, large kitchen, utility room,
no smoking, no pets, $600 month-
ly, $500 security.-781-1528.
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.

USA Made,
Solid Oak, Pine,
Sofa Gallery, Inc.-

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

brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
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
773-6667. 9:6tfc

Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up, .
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-hleadboards $79 up.
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot


Land Clearing *
Pond Excavation *
Dirt Hauling / Grade Work *
Citrus Tree Removal *
Demolition *
Site Prep *


Established 1972 012:20c


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

306 N 6th Ave.

Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 pm

&-- WEEKEND! [

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Restrooms Water Electric

Bring your stuff &
Make extra money!
For space reservations, call
Bowling Green Flea Market
K Hwy 17 c1o:12tfc *

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

month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc
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

NEW LARGE 2 bedrm. 2 bath
doublewide with porch. Buy here
pay here, ready to move in, 1/2
Call 863-773-2007. 11:22-12:20p

job to big or small. 735-1462 ask
for Tim. 12:20-1:18p
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

PRO-AUDIO for any event.
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR050181. 10:18-12:20p
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.


.I *A

320 Melendy Street
3 bed, 2 bath, I car garage home built in 2006.
Has 1,392.5 sq foot of living space with a 308.5 sq
foot garage. Privacy fenced in backyard and home
security, system.

Asking $154,900
Call Andrew Smith
r; 12' 20p



Build up to 40' Wide, Unlimited Length
FL "Stamped" Engineered Drawings
Meets 120mph Wind Codes

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

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

*Concrete & Installation by Others


"1 Rf.

y Honey-Do ,
"We do what your honey won't"
Richie Evans
26 yrs. Construction Experience
Organize garages, small repairs, Contractor Referral, Debris Removal
f ,,Christmas lights hang & take down.
( ^1 Having family & friends over?
Need help with your tents & chairs?
SWe cater to your needs!
(863) 781-6396 Lic.#1195 c111,22-12,27

Help Wanted

Program Assistant needed for busy office.
Duties include extensive data entry,
record-keeping/reporting, answering
phones, and purchasing. Strong commu-
nication, organizational and computer
skills required. Must be able to multi-task.
$11.66 $12.25 per hour plus excellent
benefits. Seasonal position October to
June. Bilingual preferred but not required.
Send resume by December 21, 2007 to
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project,
5115 Mason Dixon Avenue, Bowling
Green, Fl 33834 EOE, ADA, License #
C14HA0001. cli2:20c


EL R\,' --.. L v *Y

ikey Colding Tanya Dubberly Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor ".^ Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 781-3069 (863) 381-2769

An Independently Owned Broker,


* Ideal country living surrounds this beautiful 3BR/2BA home on
a gorgeous 3/4 acre oak tree lot in the Ft. Green area. Built in 2002
this home has beautiful wood laminent/tile flooring and new paint
inside and out. It has a must see screened in under roof patio on the
back that is the width of the house, tiled and has full electricity.
Just for the kids, a built in solid wood playground in the yard. It
also has a new partially enclosed pole barn with electricity and cus-
tom built dog pens. Don't wait, it won't last long!!!!!
Tanya Dubberly 863-781-3069.
* 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
* 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 Altmaa Road. Asking $230,000.
* 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.

30 acres on Rabbit Run Rd. with mobile home, great hunting.
6 buildable lots in Orange Blossom Estates $80,000.
2/1 Commercial Zoning on Hwy 17 S Wauchula.
3/2 Home on Lake June Canal close to lake.
4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis.
Commercial lot on Hwy 66 Zolfo Springs.
5 ac., well, power & pond on Bronco Rd.



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

P 773-4478
J 3 Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
SCrane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience

Florida Institute For
Neurologic 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
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.
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.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume to HR Dept (863)773-6814, or e-mail to FINR has an excellent benefit
package including competitive pay scale and is a

cl 1:100

10B The Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2007



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
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
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.
ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc

SATURDAY 8-12, 591 MLK Blvd.,
clothes, misc. 12;20p
SATURDAY 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m.,
3501 Marion St. behind CyColes
Bike Shop, ZS. Barbie Jeep, bikes
& toys, other stuff. 735-1067.
FOR SALE Carseat, high chair,
stroller, playpen, swing, crib, ect.
Also outdoor playhouse, Power
wheel, tons of other toys, like
new, Bowling Green. 224-4702.
Spruce Street, Zolfo. Men's
leather jacket, ladies leather jack-
et, Singer sewing machine, like
new, etc. 12:20p

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

Good Shepherd Hospice
a divi LPth Hosic and Can
1nitiay Uces 1d i 1984
Part-time LPNs enjoy
flexible schedules
2-3 days per week, mid-
night-8 AM shift. One-on-
one care at the bedside;
entire shift spent with one
patient. Only requires one
weekend per month.
For consideration, please fax
resume to: (863) 616-2536 or
apply online at
and Click on Career Opportunities
EOE/DFWP c12:20c

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



(non-lawyer) ,:I

"Just Stuff"
133 E. Townsend St.

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Letters To
The Editor
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comes letters to the editor
on matters of public interest.
Letters should be brief, and
must be written in good
taste and include the
writer's full name, address
and daytime telephone
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Letters must be received
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considered for that week's
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Send letters to: Letters to
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Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
letters to (863) 773-0657.


vf 719 Green Street
3BR/1B, iriground pool, $119,900

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

60 Joe S. owig re
31R1- 123 Ne.aplanes udte*iteioe

It was clear to the other two people living in the house that
there was some mystical attachment between our dog, Frog, and
my oldest daughter, Jillian.
While Frog would allow us to pet him, it was obvious that he
merely tolerated us. But for Jillian, however, he would probably
learn to walk on water.
"What are you doing that we're not doing?" I asked her one
day. She merely shrugged and smiled a mysterious little smile.
Frog was plastered to her side like a conjoined twin.
I could have ignored the fact that I played a scratchy second
fiddle to Jillian if it wasn't for the daily "homecoming ritual."
More often than not, Jillian comes home from work in the
early-morning hours. A typical reaction from Frog is to go from
dead-to-the-world to canine-code-red in the wink of an eye.
Did I really hear her? Or was it the neighbor? Is she really
here? Or was it a dream'?
Once he established that it was really Jillian's car that he heard,
.Frog would bound through the house and position himself at the
door, his chin up and his eyes firmly fastened on the doorknob.
While it hurt a little to know that he went through no such throes
of ecstasy when I arrived home, the problem lay in the fact that it
invariably takes Jillian a minimum of 15 minutes to finish listening
to the song that's playing on the radio, collect her things, lock her
car and come into the house.
Meanwhile, Frog is going through fits and spasms that include,

Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Lae Modl Cars & Trucks. Call now for yur credit approval on our 24 hr. toll rnee
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.

Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech

Phone (863) 781-9720


Lone star
Cjons-txrisxction Cop -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

-Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

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
Palm Farm, the chemical needs for trees, shrubs, plants and
lawns as well as the Pesticide needs for buildings at 3 Resort
Facilities and several smaller satellite facilities. $17.00 to 22.00
an hour, Excellent benefits. Call Jack @ 941-809-3931
EOE/DFWP cl12:13-20c


National company seeking an administrative
assistant. Must have experience in general
office duties including A/P, A/R, good com-
munication skills. Excel and outlook desired.
Will train the right person. Excellent bene-
fits,401 K, medical, dental. Apply in .person at
804 S. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Fl. cl:12:20c

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

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


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but are not limited to, whirling in circles, jumping, howling, panti-
ng, whining and suffering one doggy joy seizure after another.
Last Thursday morning Jillian actually surpassed the custom-
ary 15-minu'te lag time, and out of deference to Frog's well-being,
I called her on her cell phone.
'What are you doing?!"
"What do you mean?"
"What's taking you so long'? Frog's gonna have a coronary!"
"I'm cleaning out my car."
"Jillian, this dog is going to be bleeding from the eyes soon if
you don't hurry up!"
"I'm on my way."
I complained to my other daughter, Jenny. "I wanna know
what she has that we don't have," I sighed.
"She gives him treats," Jenny replied.
"I give him treats."
"Not dog bones, Mom ... treats."
"Like what?"
"Like bits of bacon, or little pieces of hard-boiled egg. She
saves bites of whatever she had for lunch and sneaks them to him."
"That's dirty pool."
"You're tellin' me!"
"I think it's time for some new conditioning training," I plot-
The next morning when Jillian pulled into the driveway I
sought out Frog and waved a crispy strip of bacon under his nose.
The change in him was startling; he abandoned the door and fol-
lowed me to the living room and sat at my feet, his eyes a picture
of doggy adoration.
I made him wait that way until Jillian entered the house, only
to find no Frog doing the Irish jig on the other side of the door.
"Frog?" she said a little hesitantly. "I'm home."
"He's not coming," I informed her, sounding more than a little
bit like Snively Whiplash., "I'm holding him hostage with a strip of
bacon. The jig is up."
"Well, I never meant to..."
"Whether you did or you didn't, the end result was the same;
Now, ho more treats except for dog bones. It's not good for himr."
Now that Jillian is not offering clandestine bits of bacon-or
other culinary no-no's, Frog has begun to share his homecoming
ritual with all of us, because in the end all things are equal, even
the adoration of a dog, when everyone is playing by the rules.

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December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 11B


Case No.: 252007CA000684

a Florida corporation



Defendants. /

4823 Sally Blvd.
Bowling Green, FL 33834
Last Known Mailing and Physical

4823 Sally Blvd.
Bowling Green, FL 33834
Last Known Mailing and Physical

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
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 11th day of
December 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

Case No.: 252007CA000707

BROOKS, deceased, and her
deceased, and their unknown
heirs, devises, grantees, credi-
tors, and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against-
if alive or if dead, and their
unknown spouses,
heirs,devisees, 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,
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
Wauchula, Fiorida 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
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk


CASE NO.: 252007CPi

The administration of t
RAMOS, deceased, whod
death was September
and whose social security
is 582-54-0490, Is pendie
Circult Court for Hardee

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
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
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 13,

Personal Representative:
Post Office Box 470
Ona, FL 33865

Attorney for Personal
John W.H. Burton, of
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137

File Number: 252007CP000123

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
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
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
The date of first publication of

mais notice is uecember 1
Personal Representative:
1920 Dansby Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
Attorney for Personal
202 West Main Street, Sui
Wauchula, FI 33873
Telephone (863) 773-0500

CASE NO. 25 2007-CA

banking corporation,


a Florida corporation, anc
Parties Claiming By, Thro
or Under Said Parties,


suant to a Final Judg
12:13-1:3c Foreclosure by Defaul
RT OF November 28, 2007, and
IAL in Case No. 25-2007-CA-0
OR the Circuit Court for
Y County, Florida, I will se
highest and best bidder
000125 at the north front steps
Hardee County Courthoi
PEDRO West Main Street, W2
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. an
16 day of January, 2008,
lowing described property
ORS forth in said Final Judgme
RIVhe estate Commence at the NE c
Ie date of of The SE 1/4 of Sect
23, 2007, Township 34 South, Ran
2y number East; thence West alone
ng in the North line of the SE
e County, Section 9, for a distant

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


WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on November 29,

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,
nrnnram or activity conntact the

Administration Office of th
Polk County, telephone
4690, within 2 working
your receipt of this doci
you are hearing or voice i
call TDD (863) 534-7777
955-8770 via Florida

CASE NO. 252007DP0
C., I
DOB: 01/05/2004
C., A
DOB: 02/04/2000

Artemio Nava, Father of I.
white male child born on
5, 2004, and of A. C., a wl
female born on February
that a petition for termin
parental rights under o
been filed by the Depart
Children and Family Seri
the above styled Court, fo
mination of your parental
the above named child:
a white male child
born on January 5, 2
a white female chil
born on February 4, 2

3, 2007. and you are hereby COMIV
to personally appear be
Circuit Court Judge, on
17, 2008, at 10:30 a.m.
RY HEARING in this matte
te 103 to personally appear bef
Circuit Court Judge, on
25,2008, at 8:30 a.m. at the
LA, FLORIDA, for and AD,
IAL HEARING in this matter.
t dated In accordance with the Am
entered with Disabilities Act, person
00498 of disabilities needing a
Hardee accommodation to partici
11 to the this proceeding should
for cash the individual or agency
of the the notice at 1014 Sou
use, 417 Avenue, Wauchula, FL 338
auchula, phone (863) 773-9746, n
d on the than seven days prior to t
the fol- ceeding. If hearing im
y as set (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or v
ent: 1-800-955-8779, via Florid
ion 9, DATED THIS 3rd day of Dec
nge 25 2008
ng the

ce of Delois
as his Deput


A Daily Thought

Then the angel said to her,
"Do not be afraid, Mary, for
God has been gracious to
you; you shall conceive and
bear a son and you shall give
Him the name Jesus ... The
Holy Spirit will come upon
you, and the power of the
Most High will overshadow
you; and for that reason the
holy child to be born will be
called, "Son of God."
Luke 1:30,35 (NEB)

And Joseph went up from
Galilee, from the city of
Nazareth, to Judea, to the
city of David, which is called
Bethlehem, because he was
of the house and lineage of
David, to be enrolled (in the
census) with Mary, his
betrothed, who was with
Luke 2:4-5 (RSV)

While they were in Beth-
lehem, the time came for
Mary to have the baby, and
she gave birth to her first
son. Because there were no
rooms left in the inn, she
wrapped the baby with
pieces of cloth, and laid Him
in a box where the animals
are fed.
Luke 2:6-7 (NCV)

he Court, SUNDAY
863/534- The angel said (to the shep-
days of herds), "Don't be afraid! I'm
ument; if here to announce a great
impaired, and joyful vent that is meant
or 1-800- for everybody, worldwide. A
Relay Savior has just been born in
12:13-20c David's town, a Savior who is
OF THE Messiah and Master This is
'UIT IN what you're to look for: a
)UNTY, baby wrapped in a blanket
)A and lying in a manager."
)N Luke 2:10-12 (ME)
The shepherds ran to the vil-
lage and found Mary and
Joseph. And there was the
baby, lying in a manager.,
Then they told everyone what
had happened and what the
riCE angel had said about this
child. . They went back to
(NATION their fields and flocks, glori-
ITS fying and praising God for
TO: what the angels had told
C., a them, and because they had
January seen the child, just as the
4,2000 angel had said.
4TIFIED Luke 2:16-17,20 (NLT)
nation of
:ath has TUESDAY
tment of So the wise men went into
rvices in the house and saw the little
r the ter- child with His mother Mary.
rights to And they fell on their knees
and worshiped Him. Then
they opened their treasures
004 and presented Him with gifts
gold, frankincense and
d myrrh.
2000 Matthew 2:11 (PME)
fore the WEDNESDAY
January When Jesus' parents had ful-
at the filled all the requirements of
OURT- the Law of God (circumci-
STREET, sion), they returned home to

ADVISO- Nazareth in Galilee. There
Dr. the child became a strong,
IANDED robust lad, and was know for
fore the wisdom beyond His years;
January and God poured out His
SE, 4HARD blessings on Him.
*FA ,L I Luke 2:39-40 (TLB)


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

Hardee Living
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news on people, clubs and
organizations, including
meeting summaries, births,
children's and senior citi-
zens' birthdays, engage-
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Publication is free of
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Deadline is 5 p.m. on

The Hardee Family YMCA is. currently sprucing up its
Teen Scene House at the corner of 10th Avenue and
Orange Street in Wauchula. The house, a memorial to
Leon Sharp, is a safe and fun place for kids to hang out.
Some local CF Industries employees, who are also YMCA
members, are shown here as they pressure clean the
building: (from left) Reid Benton, Adam Henry and Shawn
Durrance. The process will prepare the wooden structure
for a fresh coat of paint. CF Industries also provides
other assistance and repairs to the Y.

Lady 'Cat Weightlifters

Aim For Higher Lifts

Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Wildcat lady lifters
seek new levels every meet.
In two meets last week, the
most of the girls picked up just
a bit more on Thursday than
they had on Tuesday.
They take a break now until
the Jan. 8 quad-meet at LaBelle
with Lake Placid and Sebring
also participating.
The girls had their only home
meet of the season last Tuesday.
Avon Park won the meet with
38 points, followed by Sebring
at 28, Hardee at 19 and LaBelle
at 18.
Hardee Senior Adilene Mace-
do again had the only first-place
finish. Her total of 225 in the
183 division was five pounds
more than the previous week,
with 120 in the bench press and
105 in the clean-and-jerk.
This time there were four
Lady Wildcats who claimed
second place. Junior Alivia
Daniels very nearly took first
place in the 139 division.She
tied with Mariah Gonzalez of
LaBelle with a 145 total;
Daniels lifted 80 in the bench,
while Gonzalez only had 75,
but the girls reversed it in the
c&j, with a Gonzalez 70 to
Daniels' 65.
In the 101-pound division,
senior Samantha Hagans lifted
65 in both events for a 130
total, good enough for second
At 169,-soph Brianna Nellis
came in with a 155 total, com-
bining 80 in the bench and 75 in

the c&j.
Another soph, Marissa Shiv-
ers did similarly in the 199 divi-
sion, putting together 100 in the
bench and 85 in the c&j for a
185 total.
Other Hardee girls competing
were senior Nicole Bromley,
fourth in the 154 division; soph
Cassy Southerland, fifth in the
139 division; freshman Desarea
Newcomb, fifth in the 119 divi-
sion; and senior Katie Bryan in
the 129 division.
Six of these girls improved
their totals in the meet Thurs-
day at Bradenton Southeast, a
meet at which Avon Pak and
Manatee attended also.
Bryan had an outstanding
day, raising her total from 155
to 190, with 95 in each lift.
Newcomb also improved dra-
matically, raising her total from
145 to 160, going 80 in each
lift, compared to 70-75 in the
previous meet.
Bromley went from a 180
total to 190, adding five pounds
more to each of her lifts.
For Nellis, it was a rise from
155 to 170. She maintained the
80 in the bench, but improved
the c&j from 75 to 90 pounds. ~
Macedo also added -'10,
pounds to her total, improv-
ing five pounds in each of her
Shivers lifted five more in
each of her events, making a
new 195 total.
Hagans and Daniels -kept the
same levels as the previous
meet. Southerland did not make
the trip.

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It seems the younger athletes are grabbing the headlines these
Congratulations to Bowling Green's Rigoberto Ramirez, 13,
who went to Tampa Saturday and brought home a trophy and state
championship medal. He boxes under the tutelage of Daniel
Lozano, whose son Daniel, 17, came a bout or two short of quali-
fying for the 2008 Olympics this year.
Rigoberto won his first belt and medal last January in Palm
Bay and hopes to compete in the Golden Gloves in the upcoming
year. His younger brother Arturo, 12, has been training for about a
year and should have his opening bout in March.
The boys are the sons of Reynaldo and Sonia Ramirez of
Bowling Green.
By the way, on the boxing scene, Wauchula pro Ender "Cherry
Bomb" Cherry won a sixth-round kayo in his 10-round lightweight
bout in Las Vegas on Dec. 8.
Youth basketball looms on the horizon. Tryouts are Saturday at
9 a.m. at the old junior high gym off West Main Street. Tryouts are
for fourth and fifth graders in one group, and sixth and seventh
graders in another. If you haven't already, forms can be picked up
from your PE coach. Volunteer coaches are also needed. For infor-
mation, call Carl Coleman at 773-3872.
Speaking of youth and basketball, the annual Elks hoop shoot
was on Saturday. Winners Keith Choate, Darrell Johnson, Jessica
Martinez. Jesse Johnston, Sarah Thomas and Martin Martinez will
advance in their age groups to the district hoop shoot at Lake Placid
Middle School at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 12. Registration is at the Lake
Placid Elks Lodge before competition time, where coffee and
doughnuts will be served. Parents must bring a birth certificate or
other proof of age.
The final accomplishments of area youngsters are in rodeo.
Both had scored high enough during the season to compete in the
finals of the Combee Rodeo Association held in Lakeland Nov. 16-
Both Hardee riders scored well. Dawson Cantu, 7, placed sec-
ond in calf riding, second in breakaway roping, fourth in pole-
bending, fifth in goat-tying and sixth in barrel racing.
Jacey Johnson, 12, provided excitement in a run-off in the
Juniors pole-bending. She and another rider were within a thou-
sandth of a second and had a "sudden death" tie-breaker. She had a
clean run and won by 3/10th of a second. Along with the first-place
saddle for that win, she also won saddles for placing first in the bar-
rel racing and for being crowned All-Around Junior Cowgirl. She
placed third in goat-tying.
In high school hoops, the boys varsity played its hearts out in
a 54-51 loss at Arcadia Friday night. DeSoto and Sarasota Booker
are tied for first in the district, each with 5-1 records. Hardee is at
4-2 and needed a win at Braden River on Tuesday night.
Hardee girls, meanwhile, are on an uphill battle without the
services of junior forward Sabrina "Noonie" Holmes and limited
duty from senior center Andrea "Drea" Parkinson, who is nursing
a sore ankle. Finishing up at home against Braden River on
Monday night, the girls are looking for a better second season in
Boys and girls soccer is likewise looking to regroup, although
the boys had three matches this week before the winter break. They
lost a close pair last week and want to get back on the winning
Hardee girls are markedly improved from thebeginning of the
season. With one senior, a couple of juniors and mostly under-
classmen, coach Gilbert Vasquez had had to teach beginning with
the basics on offense and defense. But, it's only a matter of time
before the Hardee girls get a win, hopefully in the district playoffs
in mid-January.
In girls weightlifting, senior Adilene Macedo has run her win
streak to three. She improves her lifts in each meet, as have many
of her teammates.
Junior High hoops is having a good time, winning some, los-
ing some, but gaining all the while. The Hardee girls lost by one
point at Sebring, the boys won. Then both lost at Hill-Gustat.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail
me at news.heraldadvocate@ emba rqmail.coiii with news for this
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Justice For All
By Thomas E. Santarlas

Many of us still have parents or grandparents in our lives.
These are the people who raised us and provided love, nourish-
ment, shelter, clothing and spiritual direction. They molded us into
the people we are today.
As they age and enter the twilight of their lives, our family
members require the same special attention that was afforded to us
as we grew into adulthood. This is the period of their lives when
they become physically, mentally and emotionally needy. As their
adult children, we have a moral obligation to care for them in a
manner that is consistent with Canon Law.
Doctrine and ideology are deeply rooted in all religious affili-
ations as they define the parameters of a belief system. Thus you
will find volumes of sacred theoretical books of Scripture outlining
desired, if not mandatory, human behaviors. Regardless of your
religious denomination, we can all agree that elder abuse is most
certainly a sin and definitely a criminal act.
The abuse of an elderly person can occur in a number of dif-
ferent ways. The most common form is that of financial exploita-
tion. This occurs when someone of trust uses the elder's assets in a
manner inconsistent with his expectations or without a legally
informed consent. A caregiver, family member or significant other
may intentionally engage in this type of abuse through the misap-
propriation of funds in that person's care, control or custody.
This criminal could also be psychologically abusing the elder
through isolation and/or intimidation. Nobody likes to be sheltered
from others or to lose his independence. The thought of being


exiled to a nursing home may seem like a life-ending event for the
senior. To avoid these outcomes, the victim simply gives in and
complies with the criminal's demands. Sometimes the elder is men-
tally incapable to distinguish between a scheming criminal and an
honest caretaker. He never realizes that his life's savings are slow-
ing being siphoned by a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Other forms of elder crimes include but are not limited to
physical abuse, sexual abuse and health-care neglect. Elderly per-
sons no longer possess-the strength and stamina of their youthful
counterparts. It is just a fact of life that muscles and bone density
weaken as you age. Force, or the threat of force, becomes the main-
stay in a criminal's repertoire when victimizing persons over the
age of 65. They know it is unl-ely that the elder will fight back or
have the physical stamina to fend-off an attack.
Thus, many seniors are intimidated, molested or actually beat-
en into submission and have limited or no means of reporting the
abuse. The abuse will more than likely continue until someone
from the outside intervenes.
It is difficult to fathom any adult overpowering ti child or
senior citizen for personal gain. It is the most despicable of people
who relish in the victimization of weak or helpless people.
If you know of an elderly person being abused, or even have
the slightest inclination that abuse is occurring or has occurred,
please call your local law enforcement agency and report it. You
will sleep better at night and the needless suffering of an elderly
person will stop! Helplessness is one of the worst feelings a person
can endure. Get involved now!
As we celebrate the holiday season, bear in mind that there are
others who aren't or cannot be joyous with us. The holidays are a
difficult time for many people for a multitude of reasons. It can be
rather depressing for those who are alone or feel as though nobody
cares about them. Thus, suicide rates tend to escalate during this
time of the year.
So remember as you go about your busy day, there are people
among us who are on the edge and need help. A simple smile and
polite word or two as you pass by may just save someone's life!

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Dear Santa,
My name is Gabriela Reyes
I am Mrs. Ussery class.
Snat do you have rein-
deers? Do you have elves?
Is the North pole cold? I
want a computer for
Christmas. I want a bike
for Cristmas.I want a toy
Your ZSE Friend,
Gabriela Reyes
Dear Santa,
My name is Sophia Garcia,
I am in Mrs. Ussery Class
Are the reindeers ok do
the elves work hard. I
hope you bring presents
Soon Santa. I want a com-
puter. and some clothes for
Yor ZSE friend,
Sophia Garica
Dear Santa,
My names is Sean Murphy.
I am in Mrs. Ussery Class.
Are you famous. Is it
snowing? Are you cool? I
want a going pig. I want a
Your ZSE friend,
Sean Murphy
Dear Santa,
My name is Priscilla
Martinez. I am in Mrs.
Ussery's Class. I need to
ask you a 3 questions My
first how is Rudolph? My
next questions is how are
you? My third questions is
what are you doing? For
Christmas I whant a com-
puter and a clawanva
ZSE Frends
Dear Santa,
My name is Adrian Gomez.
I am in Mrs. Ussery's
class. I like reindeers
because they are fun I
want a dog for Chrismas.
Your ZSE friend
Adrian Gomez
Dear Santa,
My name is Cristian
Martinez I am in Mrs.
Ussery's class. What are
the raindeers look like? Is
it cold in the North Pole? I
want an airplane and a
monster truck
Your ZSE Friend,
Cristian Martinez

bear Santa,
My name is Anwaun Hines.
I am in Mrs. Ussery's
Class. I have questions for
you. How are you feeling?
How are you reindeer? How
your elves? I want a
pspgamesboy and a bike
and a xbox360
Your ZSE friend
Anwaun Hines
Dear Santa,
My name is Jullian
Thompson. I am in Mrs.
Ussery's class I want to
see your reindeer. I want
to see Rudolph. Is it snow-
ing htere at the North Pole
Santa? Santa I want to see
tyhe elves, the nose of
Rudolph I saw you on the
horse at the parade. I
want a baby alive for
Jullian Thompson

bear Santa,
My name is Carolina Flores
I am in Mrs. Ussery's
class. How can reindeers
fly its a very good chrimas
today I think like this
chrismas I want a barbedol
and a hores I all was waned
another hore.
Your ZSE Frend,
Carolina Flores
Dear Santa,
My name is Austin
Reynolds. I am in Mrs.
Ussery's Class. I have some
questions for you. My first
question is how is Rudolph>
My second questions did
Rudolph guide your sleghone
night> My last questions is
how are the other rein-
deer? That's it for my
questions and here's what I
want for Chrismas. I want
a four wheeler, ATM Bank,
transfomer Laptop.
Your ZSE Friend,
Austin Reynolds.
Dear Santa,
My name is Jasmine
Sanchez. I am in Mrs.
Ussery's class. How does
Rudolph's nose glow? How is
Mrs. Claus? Who are the
reindeers? I want a baby
aliv I wat a baby isabella.
I want are you smater that
a 5th grader. I want the
Hannah montan custom.
Your ZSE,
Jasmine Sanchez
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Makayla
Casey. I am in Mrs.
Ussery's class. How is
Rudolph the reindeer? Is it
coold in the Northpole? For
christmas I wold like a lap
top and a new horse.
Your ZSE friend,
Makayla Casey

Dear Santa,
My name is Joanna. I am
in Mrs. Ussery's Class. How
is Rudolph? Is it night as
the North Pole? I want a
doll and a computer for
Your ZSE Friend,
Joanna Cisneros
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Austin W.
Hawe can you fliy and eat
so mosh. Milk and cooies.
can you get me a now for-
weler and xbox game what
I want for Crismis.
Austin W.
Dear Santa,
My name is Tyler Zungia. I
am in Mrs. Ussery's Class?
How do you go through
chimmey's how is Mrs.
Claus? How are the elvse I
want a ripsik and a four
weir four crismos
Your ZSE friend,
Tyler Zuniga
Dear Santa,
My name is Carlton Atkins.
I am in Mr. Ussery. I want
a plastachoh 2 for crimus
Your friend Carlton

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Dear Santa,
My name is Jose. I hope
you Bring me a gocart
because my mom sed that
she was going to get me
one for Christmas
Your friend Jose

Dear Santa,
My name is Tyler. This
year I want a puppy because
my brothers are mean.
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want an
Ipod so i can downlode
music. One mor thing- how
are the reindeers doing?
Good me to.

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This year I like to go
Busch gradens They have a
kiddy pool at busch
Gradens I like bushc
Gradens. Your friend

Dear Santa,
My name is Giselle this
year I want a bike because
I can ride it on my new
road I can ride it fast I
want it because my
borhter has one and that's
no fair he he has one so
that's why i want a bike and
I was good and I deserve
it. Thank you Santa
Sincerely Giselle
Dear Santa,
My name is Gary. All I
want for Christmas is a x
dox game. to play it and
with my brother I help. my
brother and bad.
Sincerely Gary
Dear Santa,
My name is Hector I want
a playstation 3./ And I will
be nice to my brother adn
sister. I wil do anything
That my mom and my dad
Tell me to do.
Your Frend
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Dear Santa,
I want an nentendo wii i
deserve it because I help
my Mom cook
Your friend Elias
Dear Santa,
SHow are you rinbeer
Doing. I hop thay are
hethe so thay can fly. I
like a toy it busit mater.
Love Jarred
Dear Santa,
This year I wont a new
bike ofr christmas so I can
ride it on the road all the
day. Merry Christmas
Santa Clause
Sincirily Jessical
Dear Santa,
My name is Zikeriya Pough
I ant an xbox360, I what
2 front teef. A baby doll.
and hilles.

Dear Santa,
My name is Monica I am a
girl For Christmas I want
a smackDown games. I
want a x box 360. I want
to go to Disney World.. I
want a drawing journal. I
want a playstation3. I want
a Nintendo Wii
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the times. I wish you
be alive.
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I want a bike I want
to. your friend

Dear Santa,
My name is Jenny.
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Dear Santa,
My name is Nia. This
I want an pupy adn
and diary and drawing
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job hard? DO you ge
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want a dog, hiking I
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How are you Santa.
is Mrs. Clause? H
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deer? How are th e
was wandering if I
have a big doll house
eye pod.
Love Mer
Dear Santa,
How are you Santa,
is Mrs. Clayse? Hoi
your reindeer? Sani
you now want I wan
Christmas a god and a
Love Michaela Bias

Dear Santa,
How was your day
is your reindeer? D
know what I wan
Christmas? I wish I
kitty and a book.
you Santa
Your F
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Dear Santa,
How are yoiu doing to day
is it cold out their? How is
your raindears? adn mis
claues doing? Do you know
what I want for Christmas
Santa? Can I have a horse
adn a ipod. can have a
picrer with you.
Love Janessa TamayoTo
Mirs. and Mr. Claues

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Cluaes how are the rain-
deers adn the elfs? I am
trying to be very good for
Christmas. I won't an ipod
nano for Christmas I migt
be able to get it.
Carol Allison
TO Santa

a ipod Dear Santa,
How are you doing Santa?
Angel is it cold in the norht pole?
How is Mrs. Clause doing
how is the raindeers and
This elfs? What I want for
and a Chrismas is a computer so i
ear I can play games and I want
I like a horse.
y are To Santa
From Yesenia Villegas
Jenny ~~~
Dear Santa,
year How was your weather
Ipod Santa? Was it good, how
jour- was your year? was it
s fast good, How was your rain-
my deers where they good,
the how is Mrs. Clause was she
rain- good. What I want for
Christmas is a knight
freind armer, and a bowen arow
endoz and I want a cadelac.
Love,Heremiah Tenorio
Dear Santa,
Santa how are your reid-
neer hos is your elfs how is
Mrs. Clause? DO yo know
what I want for Christams
I would please like a knew
f bike thank you Santa
S Love,
Martin Medrano

Dear Santa,
How are you Santa? How
is Mrs. Clause? How is
Roodoff the reindeer? Ho
are the elfs? I please
Santa? want xboxanda boardaand
w are rocking chair.
doing? Love,
what i Viviana Ponce
want -- ~
ipod a Dear Santa,
)ox a How are you Santa. How is
horse Mrs. Caluses.- How is
Roodof the Raindeer. How
Mario are the elf's Santo you now1
what I what for Christmas?
I what for Christmos a
How Barie and a Bickle
s your Love,
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eoots, Dear Santa,
jersey How is the wither? How is
Nboys. the wragndiers? How are
friend you? How is the elf's? How
Block is Mrs. Clos? How is the
shop going? Cna you pleas-
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,w is you please give me a plas-
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rain- give me a new lap top. Can
Ifs? I you pleas give me a new
could ckick lool. Can you pleas
e and give me a new boo ck bag
Santa Love Scotty Froechrich
arcades Dear Santa,
Sant do you no wat I want
? How forchismas? I want? a toy
? Howre truck and how was your day
W are Santa? How is your rain-
ta do deers sonta and how is mrs
nt for claws is she okay Santa adn
bike. roodof isheokesanta
singain Johnnie Brown

Dear Santa,
? How How are you and mid Cluues
1o you and the. elfs bowing and
t for rainber bowing how is the
had a show bowing is the now
Thank worm wat i want is a psp
and a bike for crismis
riend, Love,
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Dear Santa,
My name ius Alayna
Carranco. I am in Mrs.
Smith's class. How are you
and the elves and Rudolph?
May I hayv a Puppy? May
Ihave a pool and a doll.
That is all I want for
Your ZSE
Alayna Carrancoove
Dear Santa,
My name is Ashja Camel.
I am in Mrs. Smith's
class. Does Rudolph have a
real red nose? Are the
elves ral Santa? Is the
North Pooel real Santa?
This is what I want for
Christmas Santa Claus. I
want a fourwheeler adn a
Nintendo DS for
Your ZSE friend,
Ashja Camel

Dear Santa,
My name is Marisela
Duran. Iam in Mrs. Smith's
class. HOw does Rudolph th
reindeer fly? Is it snowing?
it it cold? I want a
Reindeer, an ipod, and a
party for Christmas.
Your ZSE
friend Marisela
Dear Santa,
My name is Delaney. I am
in Mrs. Smith's class. How
is mrs. Claus? How is the
reindeer? Doin I have a
bike or a mortobike?
Your ZSE friend,

Dear Santa,
My name is James. I am in
Mrs. Smith's Class. Could
you bring me some presents
for Christmas? I want
mortorbike and a psp for
Your ZSE Frend,
James Vye

Dear Santa,
How are the reindeer? How
is Mrs. Clause? I want a
pony. -I also want a new
telephone an a clubhouse
with a kitchen, bathrooms,
and 3 bedroom. I hope you
travel safe.
Dear Santa,
My name is Jacob Hebert.
I am in Mrs. Smith's class.
I want a kite and a Blake
Skeltin cd. I hope you get
hear safe.
Your ZSE,
Jacob Hebert

Dear Santa,
My name is Aron. I am in
Mrs. Smith's Class. I want
a play stashin3 a
GameCube, and a a Wii for
me and one fore my broth-
Your ZSE friend
Aron Zuniga
Dear Santa,
My name is Adam
Morales. I am in Mrs.
Smith class. What do your
elves do? How do the rein-
deer fly in the air? How do
you make toys? I want a
gameboy advance s9 for
Your,ZSE Friend,
Adam Morales
Dear Santa,
My name is Cody. I am in
Mrs. Smith's class. I want
a fourwheeler, Santa. I
wonder what it is like at
the North Pole.
Your ZSE friend
Cody Vansickle

Dear Santa,
My name is Lovely Lee. I
am in Mrs. Smiths Class.
How is Mrs. Claus? I s
Rudolph o.k to day? Are
teh elves doing ok? On
Christmas I want an Ipode.
Your ZSE Friend,
Lovely Lee

Dear Santa,
Can you give me a present?
Santu can you give me play
Your ZSE friend,
Bryan Perada
Dear Santa,
Do you have reindeer
Santa? I like your present.
Do the elf build thetoys? I
liketo see roudof I want a
present. `

G0\A &SA~ci

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Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Marco Villalva.
I am in Mrs. Smith's Class.
Is it snowing over there?
How are the elfs. I want a
prize for my mom.
Your friend,
Marco Villalva

Dear Santa,
My name is Armando
Martinez. Is Rudolp real
Santa? Where do you live
Santa? Can I have a toy
Rudloph adn a playstation
two this Christmas Please?
Your ZSE Friend,

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Karina Lopez.
How are your reindeer-
doing? How is Mrs. Claus
doing? Can you bring me
Dolls? Can you bring me a
girll car? Can you bring me
a Barbee?
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Dear Santa,
How is Rudolfe the red
nose reindeer? Is he beign
good to you? I want a wild
cat TCV and A wildcat
remote and a puppy wildcat
Tapanga Grice
Dear Santa,.
How cold is it at the
North Pole? At Florida it si
hot down here. Santa I
what anipod to here sages.
A Santa I wahtapsp to play
with it.
Hector Torres

Dear Santa,
How cold is at the North
Pole? I live in Florida. I 've
been a good girl this year
I want a pony and I want
Your Frend,
Maria Reyes

Dear Santa,
How is rudolfe. I hope he
is being good. there is
something eles i want for
chrimas I want a gameboy
and a xbox360 adn a canby
and ipod and hores and so
Your friend,
Ashleigh Adams

Dear Santa,
Why can't I see you every
year on crismas eve and
see Rudolfe cause of his
nose? I saw your show last
night. DO you now what I
want santa? I whant a
skateboard, toyboat,.
butarteacher and a 100$
bil and spy stuff.
Your Friend
Dalton Cullifer

Dear Santa,
How cold is it at the
North Pole? I live in Florida
and it ht in florida. I want
some church shoes and
church dresses.
Your friend,
Victoria Borjas
Dear Santa,
How is Rudolfe and the
other reindeers at the
north pole? I want a xbox
360 and a gameboy.
Your Friend
Brandon Medrano
Dear Santa,
How is Rudolfe is he real?
I live in FIroida and it is
hot. You now what I want a
gameboy have happy
Your friend
Tomas DeLaPaz
Dear Santa,
How cold is it at North
Pole? I live in Florida it is
ht down here. I want a PSP
game Sistume. and I want
a playstation 3too.
Your freind
Julio Castillo

Dear Santa,
How is Ruddolfe the red
noes Reindeer? Is it cold in
the North pole? Am I on
the bad list? How are you
and Mrs. Claus? Have a
Merry Christmist. What
would ike for Christmist is
a color for my puppy and a
neclis for my mom. Your
friend cant' wait?
Thalia Rodriguez Hartley

Dear Santa,
FHow is Rudolfe? It is hot
down here. I want a bike
for chrismise. Am I on thst
good list ore the bad list. I
want a play stasnen. I want
a eye pod. I want my onge
bed room. Have a merry
Chrismise I want a pony a
game boy a cat and dog. I
can't wait
Your freind
Ulyssa Rodriguez
Dear Santa,
How is the reindeer at the
north pole. Well I hope you
are good. Sant can you gift
me a gameboy.
Your friend
Boon Lor

Dear Santa,
How cold is it at the
North Pole? How is Mrs.
Claus? I want the Belt of
Jony Cena and I wont a
play stashen 3. Have a
mere Christmas
Your Friend,
Jamie Chagoya




Dear Santa,
For Crismes I wont a gotr
for crimes and a enw spi-
dermanbook. Alsow I wont
a maryyoucartgame and
Santa dow like choclet-
Your friend Tyler Blaisse

Dear Santa,
I was wondering if I can
have Roodof? And I was
wondering if you shave? For
Chismas I want a horse
barn because I play with
horses. Ao Iso some chap-
ter books cold tree house
Love your friend
Trinity May

Dear Santa,
Santa I bin doing good at
school Santa can you please
biye me a book that the
name is the Magic School
Bus and can you by me and
a nintenod DS for I can
play with my brother.
Santa can I have rootar
with the red nose. Your
Beck HinoJosa

Dear Santa,
For crimis I wont a eye
bake For i crismis and I
won't a horse Way do you
have rainder to pool your
slede? way do you have a
rian deer name Roodof?
Your friend

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Dear Santa,
FOr Chrismita I want a
nitwo DS but if you can
pring it to me and make it
for chrismita Santa do you
want cookes and Milk?
Your friend
Destiney Mendiola
Dear Santa,
I ove Santa besch givs
pepol prasints. santa 60
you have raindeers? Santa
is the risis gay in the holl
wide world I want a prosint
plies. Bring me a gamecuod
Your Friend, Love your
name Jose
Dear Santa,
How many Reindeer; do
you have Santa? For
Christmas I want some
Books I want Magic.School
Bus Books.
Your Frend Jayma
Dear Santa,
For crimes I wont ruof
and i like yourtoboots pies
bregme theFresfomsgames.
PS ilikeyoursuit
Johnathan Chavira Jr.
Dear Santa,
For Crismas I want
spygear. so I can spy on
my little sister and I want
Rc helicopters Did you ?
make yours rect sute and
hat? when are you go no
shave your beard? when
you come to oir calss can
you bring Rubhold?
Your Frend Damice

Dear Santao,
I love Santa because he
give stuf to people and do
you like cookies and milk I
hope you do and i cont a
xbox 360 and do youy have
your friend Manuel
Dear Santa,
Can I haverudof? Hod did
you mke your sizd? Do you
get wilcotrers of boots?
Are the rain, deers good
for you? Can I have a
phone? I love Soantfa
Your Friend
My name is Meisamer
Dear Santa,
Do you really got a rain-
deer, Santu what are your
reindeer do you Now what
I want a game I want a
game quBe and I want hot
wheels with the game quBe
I want a they singing of
ruled of. Your friend
Dear Santa,
Santa will you give me a
play computra Santa,will
you giver rudof for pet?
Santa, how many reindeer
do you haven Santa, I ben
a good girl this year I want
a teacher thing.
Your Friend
Lupita Garica
I Love you Santa!

bear Santa,
My name is Oscar. I am
eight years old. This is
what I want for Chrstmas.
Please bring me a wii and
an x-box, games and games
for the wii. please Santa.
please Merry chrisfmas.
Thank you
Oscar Trevino

Dear Santa,
My name is Alexis. I am
seven years old. I am from
Mrs. Outley's class. I live
in Florida. I want an I-pod
and a scooter. Please bring
me a DVD player and a lap-
top for Christmas. Please
bring me a game boy, some
clothes, books a bike,
skates and a dollhouse and
bratz. Please bring me a
puppy. Merry Christmas. I
am in second grade.
Thank you,
Alexis McBride
bear Santa,
My name is Victoria. I am
8 years old. Please give me
a new dollhouse to Play
with. My little sister at
home. and I were good this
year. Christmas is my
favorite hoilday. Merry
Christmas Santa.
Thank you,
Victoria Gomez
Dear Santa,
My name is Yareli Lopez. I
want a DVD player. Please
Santa My teacher name is
Mrs. Outley. I am 7 years
old. I am good at school. I
am good at math. I want a
doll too. Please santa. All
day I was good. and a
Thank you
Yareli Lopez

Dear Santa,
My name is Miranda. Can
I pleas get an I-pod, and
an computers and books,
and you need cookes I left
you some I hop they are
Thnk you
Miranda Adame
I love you
Dear Santa,
My name is Stephanie, I
am 7 years old. My
teacher's Mrs. Outley. I
want a dollhouse Please
Santa. Also an Ipod and a
scooter. I would like a bike
and a doll and a some
clothes and some shoes.
And somebook. Merry
Christmas Santa
Thank You
Stephanie, Figueoa
Dear Santa,
My name is Destiny. I ben
good at school I have
freinds at school. they play
with me, Santa I want
some clothes, and shoes.
Please Santa, an some
,brafz with clothes Please,
I want a. Girl puppey, an
some hilless, bike
Thank you,
Destiny Vidaurri
Dear Santa,
My name is Denise. I am 7
years old. my birthday is
July 2, Christmas is the
best year. I am in second
grade I've been making
honor rolls. My teacher is
Mrs. Outley. Please Santa'
I want a fake puppy.
Thank you,
Denise Garza




bear Santa,
I want a hot wheel
Mario game, xbo.
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year. Santa good luck ou
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Brannon Coole'
Dear Santa,
s, bike, Thank you I want a bike
x, I've for Christmas with a doll.
won the house. I also would like
school. clothes for my doll. I wouli
stmas. like a toy kitchen with c
se Rojas mop and a broom
Dieuneth Diet
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M ari I want an Mp3player an
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iadronal thing I love you Santa
Angelica Sola:
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want 3 I wish I could have
thing is bicycle, 2 brats, motei
is some cycle a car of braz and
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bobcat and I want a Mp3player o
d a bike tecerbell.
ank you Edith Lope:

Dear Santa,
1 The things I want for
Christmas are. Hannahn
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cyrus, 2 high school musical
col2 3 furberry orange
cpup 4 Hannah montana
dance set and wig 5. or a
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I want A bike adn a
swimming pool and a pair of
e skates for Christmas
Ashley Martinez

d Dear Santa,
a Dear Santa this year I
wood like a drum set. My
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music. I would also like
a Baby Born Mommy look I
d can swim doll. I also wnat
t a pear of pants with a
a disineit also would olke a
i dimen ring. I also wnat a
d art kit. I also want a golf
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paupa and grandma golf
s together. I would also
lieka raidyow. I would like
a camra. I want a mickrau-
a fone. I want a ball dress.
r Halie Strey
t Dear Santa,
- I will like a xpoxe3 sixdy.
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f like. ANd I wish youy a
miry crismis
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bear Santa,
I want to get a motor
cycle for churismas. I hope
you can carry all those
toys Santa. I love you? You
can read my minde Santa?
I hope you love me too
Santa. Oh Santa I Ivoe
your toys and your elfs and
your slay. I what to live
with you Santa. I what
you to give me the best toy
ever santa.
Tori Victoria Prestridge

Dear Santa,
I want a diecast trucks
and a spy video car track
robot. Robotic Air Defense
Cody Gillis

Dear Santa,
This year I want a logo
batman toy. I wanted to
know if I can have a rian-
der too?
Noah Herrera

Dear Santa,
I wnat Santas to bring
me a pbatocak and a com-
puter. That is a ballrb and
sum close, and my size of
Chert is til-12 and my
pantse is size 7-8 and I
want to bring a pears of
shoo's and I want to a culor
bookd a new house and a
pool and a yard. A car and
a room adn a new bed and
a bick and a motorcycle and
a doll and I want to that
Santa bring me for big
boys and a new pinat'tasand
a bag of candy
Abigail Candelario-Nanes

Jesaiah Delgado

Dear Santa,
I like Santa because you
give gifts. please you can
during my Christmas a com-
puter. Thank you
Mariadela Araujo
Dear Santa,
I wot a DS a Wii a plast
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Romeo Martinez

Dear Santa,
I would want a little
mommy baby doll, a little
daycare center for. it,. a
play laptop to play on it,' I
would want some cloths to,
a princess castle doll
house, and in my socket I
want a bag of lucus, meti-
can, lollipops,h annah
Montanah wig, purse, han-
nah montanah set, a swim-
ming baby doll, dog, purse,
tortillas set, coloring set,
Barbie plate, spoon cup,
bird house, Barbie Jeep. I
love Santa claus i wish I
could see him in real life. I
Belive in Santa Clause.
Layla Santoyo

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Dear Santa,
Santa you are the best I
want to get a water slide
and my sisters get them
barbies get me mom a
sharkmop and my dad a
Gator football
Laynee Galvan

Dear Santa,
I would want for
Christmas a freehows and a
cat and a dog and a braslet
basket and a pickcher uv of
my family family and i will
like a bicke bike to. I will
like to see you to Santa
frum from Veronica Molina
to Santa loss
Veronica Molina

Dear Santa,
I wrote this letter for
tell my wish tih this chris-
mas is all children in the
world have peace and hap-
pyness for every.
Carlos Perez

Dear Santa,
I want a a D.S. high-
school mucil D.V.D. and led
pencils. I want a D.S.
ecuase I can play it any-
where I want. I want high
school mucis D.V.D because
I love high school mucis, I
want a led pencil because I
need them for school. That
is why I want a D.S. high
school muclis D.V.D and led
pencils because it is fun to
open gifts a chrismas
Alexis Neel

Dear Santo,
Thank you for all the
gifts you gave me and my
family. This year I would
like a mid-size 4-wheeler,
Wii games: Avatar The
Burning Earth, Guitar Hero
III and Atlantis
Squarepants, Tommy 20
play gun, New Lego Exo
Force, Zorro Returen to
the Future DVD movie, Wii
Super Mairo Galaxy and
Web World. I will give you
cookies and milk. I love
you, Santa
Garrett N orris

bear Santa,
I want lip stick and
makeup kit. I also wnat a
game boy and a game to go
with it. Thank you Santa
Bye Laura Arce

Dear Santa,
I ben a good little girl all
year. I wood like to get a
dog. Ortset camera and
some rolerscas. That will
make me very happy.
Elena Briones

Dear Santa,
I wish that I get the
most toys then the world.
nad I wish that iw as the
fames kid in the hole
world. I wish that I had a
game boy and a play
stashen and a gettaur. DO
you no what I whant for
Christmas I what a four-
Fernando Patino

SDear Santa,
Here is my list for
Christmas. I would like to
get a football and a base-
ball, and a bat with it and
I aslo would Ike some neat
shoes and some nice clothes
Because I am getting big-
ger that my clothes are
Starting to fit me smaller.
I also want a bedroom set
for my own room that i love
alot. If I get any one thing
is okay. Because I would
only want one main thing is
to have a wonderful christ-
mas with my family. I love
Tony Guerra

Dear Santa,
I live in Wauchulua Fla.

Just in case you miss me.
this year I want some more
old weather because you
know we live in Fla. Santa
my name is Sydni Michelle
Lopez this year for
Christmas I would like a
'Nintendo DS with two nice
Iames. Santa and for my
mom and dad some extra
money this year for
Christmas. and for my
brothers and sister what
ever they want because I
don't know. Santa Please
send extra things for the
little kids that don't have a
Mom adn dad thank you and
have a Merry Christmas
Sydni Michelle Lopez

Dear Santa,
please bring me a wii and
a new bike and a trans-
former. I think i proploly
have been good.
Caleb McCoy

Dear Santa,
I want a bike for christ-
mas and a gameboy and
dx-Box 360 I want a bike
because I want to ride
bikes with my brother
Jorgecorejo. I wanteol play
gameboys with my sister
Nancycingjo. I want to play
X-BOX 360 with Tony. I
love Santa Clause.
Angel Conejo
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy
this year. I have tried to
do my best in school in
especially in reading. I
always try to help out at
home. I would really like a
bike and a, scooter,
motorcycle and PSP. Ihope
you can visit our house this
year. Have a merry
Christmas and a happy now
Fabian Molina

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Fine,
I hope. Well, this year I
have been a little bad and
a little good, but I will try
havd to bed better stu-
dent, friend, brother, pet
owner, son, grandson, a
christian. I am sorry for
all the bad things I have
done. The only thing I wish
for is a traminpoling and I
will let you pick the two
toys that you want to give
me. If it's no too much give
me a calculator please. I
almost for got about my
little sister. Can you get
her three toys even though
she has been a little bad
like me. THANK YOU!
Mario Gomez

Dear Santa,
What I want for
Christmas is a computer
and a puppy. I want a com-
puter because it will help
me do homework and I can
play fun games. I want a
puppy because it will enter-
tain me when id on't have
any one to play with. I
hope you have a good
Taylor Bone



Dear Santa,
How are you? Please bring
me a skateboard and a
WII game. and CD player
and CD"s adn whatever else
you want to bring me for
Christmas. Also I would
like a nintendo DS and
some games for it anf for
my baby sister, Josie,
could you bring her an Elmo
toy. Thank you very much.
Hope you have a Merry
Nick Nichols

Dear Santa,
I know what I want for
Christmas. I want a pet
rabbit and a pet cat. I also
want a pink truck that is
real. I want a barbie lap-
top. I want a ver. I want a
Tv and a gamboy with lots
of fames of cd's. I want a
drumset, piano, and a
guatar. I have been a good
girl to my teacher Mrs.
Chany, and my family and
Kendral Smith

Dear Santa,
Santa I want a four
wheeler, xbox game, video
game. gocart, dirt bike,
motorcycle, cd player,
xbox360, playstation, ATV
Taylor Joe Ramirez
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would
like to have a computer,
doll, and play kitchen. The
computer to do homework
or play games. A doll to
play a play kitchen to play
pretend. Thanks if you give
me this.
Edith Ruiz-Molina

Dear Santa,
I would like a pool and
trapling. But most I would
like a Brat. I would like a
bike. I would ike a big
ball. I wold love a hool-
Coriann Rosales

Dear Santa,
How are you doing. Can I
get a bratz doll for
Christmas and a bike I
want a little bike for my
baby sister and new
clothes. I wish I had a
1,000 so I can buy a lim-
seandride. I want a ladtop
to I wish fo ra nice
house. I want skates to.
Jesula Charles
Dear Santa,
Can you give me a morter
cycl for a gift? or give me
a menoply for Christmas. A
marshmillow gun.
Pablo Salgado

Dear Santa,
I am very excited that
Christmas is almost here. I
have been good this year. I
hope you wil bring me a go
cart for Christmas. Please
don't' forge to bring gifts
for my brother and sister
too. Thank youifor your
gifts and for making boys
and girls happy. Merry
Zachary Macias

Dear Santa,
My name is Jose
Sustaita. I am very happy
because Christmas is com-
ing soon. In church I
learned that baby Jesus
was born on Christmas day
That's why Chrstmas is so
special. I like when all my
family gets together. and
we open are presents. IU
really want bike for this
christmas I hope I get it.
Maria H. Sustaita

Dear Santa,
I'm sendign my xmas list
early so you can have time
to find the things I want a
Nintendo Wii with 2 or 3
games. a new Barbie with
clothes and stuff. Please
try to find my sister some
dressup,makeup dolls. She
really likes Brats. Thank
you and Merry Christmas
Camryn Jackson

Dear Santa,
My name is Krupa I want
for this Christmas, a gui-
tar, barbie Fairytopio doll.
bratz Yasmin two feet doll.
a pink bratz bike with two
wheels Junie B. Jones is
not a crook, June B. Jones
is a captain Field day book,
Merry Christmas and a
happy new year santa.
Krupa Ahir
Dear Santa,
I want a gator to ride
and play dear santa
Quinton Stone

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas
is crayons. Battle ship
board game. Color book and
I tune b. Jone books. And
3 Mr.Putter books and 4
little critter books. And B
B Bears books
Nubia Gomez

Dear Santa,
I would like a bike for
Chrismas so I can race
with my friends and ride
with them at the park and
so I can learn to do tricks
on it.
Miguel Benitz

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:3 Smith's

Dear Santa,
HI. HOw are you doing?
Can I love a big bike and a
gold neckleace can I have a
game and a braselet?
Thank you
Joshua Litton

Dear Santa,
I would like for Santa
Clause to bring me whatev-
er he can. O.k. I would like
a doll teddy bear, a Barbie.
doll and a good health to
me and my family Ramos
especially my little sister
Estefani. Santa Claus a doll

or a hug would make me
happy Merry Christmas
Mayrani Ramos Perez

Dear Santa,
Don't forget Sambrano
house we live on River Lane
and don't be afraid of my
dog Bandit he's nice. I have
two brothers an older one
and younger one. I'm the
middle child so please don't
forget about me. I would
like you to surprise me with
Chrismas gift I'm sure I'll
liek it if it comes from you.
Oh Yal thank you for
everything you made for me
last year I love you Santa
Daniel Sambrano

Dear Santa,
I have seen alot of Santa
Claus but I want to meet
the realbanta Claus I hope
everybody had a good
Merry Christmas and Happy
new Year. I am going to
put on alot of Christmas
lights So Santa Claus can
stop at my house with his
reindeers. I wish my mom
and dad had a rich work
with lots of money so we
can buy a Christmas tree.
I would like to find under
the tree dolls, pets and
lots of stuff.
Adelina Villafanca
Dear Santa,
How are ou doing? At
my church the elfs are in
the roof to see if we are
being good or bad. Stata I
have been very good and
my sister has been very
good to. I hope you come
to my house to bring pres-
ent to my house. This what
I whant under my tree. A
High school musicul dress
upset. ipod with a strap
that goes grand your arm,
rescue pet train and play
pupy karyecy. Mikes for my
sister and I.
Elizabeth Weeks
Dear Santa,
I like to be in the norpole
because there is snow in
there. I like a doll but
with her things and her
mom I whish my dad an
mom by to me a game. I
like to go with you
because you have
ringdeers. I n the last year
you and I take pitchers. I
whish lot of games my mom
and dad are good. I sih I
have a dress pritty
Ana Saldana

Dear Santa,
I know you are watching
me so when you come I wi I
leave you some milk and
cookies. Please don't' forget
the gifts. Snata could you
share gifts Snata could
you share gifts with every-
one. I hope you bring me a
little golfcart, a camera,
and a watch. Oh I also
want a new back pack.
Santa I hope when I wake
up I will see presents all
around me tree. Merry
Christmas to you, my fam-
ily, friends, and teacher
Julissa Flores

Dear Santa,
My name is Ivan I always
want to spend time with my
Dad. I wish he wil come
this year please Santa.
Tell your elfs elfs to make
me whatever they want.
Like a skateboard and a
ipod and anything you want.
I wish you goodnigt too.
Und give the elfs gifts like
they give you the END
Ivan Badillo

Dear Santa,
You are going to have to
pack alot of toys in alot of
bags. If I am not on the
noty list one of the bags is
going to he mine and this is
what I want. A WII a durt
bike a horse, and a 30 ot
and a 22 magnum. I will
leave you some cookies and
Christopher Paugh

Dear Santa,
I want a lot of things
fore Christmas I want a
Ibod,Xbox 360, play sta-
tion 3. Halo 3. And how is
your raindderrs? How is
your elves, Santa little
helpers? And How are you
doing? Is your tummy still
big? We'll I just wnated to
wish you and your helpers
and everybody a Merry
Christmas but the one thing
I want is everybody to
have a merry and get pres-
ents and a dirt bike. I wish
ytou a merry Christmas
Anderson Severe

Dear Santa,
I been thinking about how
Christmas is so fun andn
that you get alot of
persents and I hope that I
find a play motorcycle.
Anber my tree.
Raques Perez

Dear Santa,
I would Ike for Chitmas a
four weeler and a Nintendo
WII. I aslo would Ike the
same Mario Party 8. A
plasma screenTV for new
room my brother Jacob
would like a psp for christ-
mas my siter Alyssa would
like a little doll. My broth-
er Zackary would Ike some
new games for his game
boy advance.
Jordan Contreras

Dear Santa,
I was thinking about
Christmas. And I would like
you to get me a TV and a
cell phone. And a Ipod and
pspanda mp3 player
Enrique Gonzales
Dear Santa,
Tell the raindeers I said
hi. Can I please have a
baby aliv pleus Santa and I
want u littel momey and a
bike and a baby aliv pies
sant and a birth ston badr
doll tadels with merror and
a pricesss net and a spin
top and a rugler babr doll.
and a prenssa doll dishes
Brianna Hardy
Dear Santa,
Hello my name is Cecilia
Gonzales. I have been a
good boy this year so. I
wanted to make my
Christmas list early this
year. I wanted to startout
my first gift to be a bike.
Second four wheeler third
abb gun fourth a new back
pack fifth a sniper rifle
xith a morcycl Seven a new
tv. That's what I want for
Cecilio Gonzales

Dear Santa,
I am writing for you to
give me som presents. I
can't wait fare you Santa.
I want a fo wheeler and a
bike and a fishing poll
Austin Nellis

Dear Santa,
I have been thinking if
you could get me some
toys. I 'II like a trans for-
mer that is a big mote con-
trole and the new HESS
monster truck and a big
lego car that comes with
Anthony Miranda

Dear Santa,
This year I do not want
you to bring me a bad
present. I will like a good
present that is not bad. I
want it friendly and good.
It could be a stuffed ani-
mal. That is good.
Petra Lopez

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bear Santa,
How are you Santa? How
does your elves make the
toys? How is Mrs. Claus? I
have been a good student
and sister. I want a four
weeler and a new phone and
a barbie dream house.
Have a happy holiday
Alex Brant
Dear Santa,
Hello. How is Mrs. Claus?
How is the elves? I'v been
a good big sester. Santa I
want for Cristmas a Barbe
and a Brazt baby. I willse
you for auther cCistmas
Eve. I like Cristmas.
Maria Paniagua
Dear Santa,
Hello how is Mrs. Claus
and now is the north pole?
How do your elves make
toys? how is rodolf? I wus
ol good sister. Pies can I
have a doll. Merry
Your friend,
Lorena Arana
Dear Santa,
How did you become
Santa? How is Rudolf? How
is Mrs. Clausa I am a very
good student and sister. I
would like three romot con-
troll cats. And I would like
an new dress and new jew-
arly. And I would like an
good Christmas! And a lot
of joySincerely,
Darwyn Howard
Dear Santa,
Hello! How are you? How
is Mrs. Claus? Would you
like cookies and milk on
Chrismas? I --have veen a
very good sister and I lison
to my teacher. Can you
please boing me a barbie
girl toy house for
Christmas. I'll be more
good this year. Merry
Choistmas Stanta Claus and
a happy new year. Bye. I'll
write yea another letter
next Christmas
Selene Espinoza
Dear Santa,
Hello Snata how is Mrs.
Claus? I love you. How
many elfs do you have? I
been a good little sister.
Can you please bring me a i
pod. Have a great holiday
Madison Warnock
Dear Santa,
How are you? Do you
know what I want for
Christmas? I want a DS
and a gameboy. and the
games spugbob. and Pirats
of the Cariben. I have ben
vere good Merey Christmas
Your friend,
Miguel Perez
Dear Santa, .
How have you been? I
been good. How is Mrs.
Claus and the elves? For
Christmas? I want a Ipod.
and a 4 weeler too. Plus I
want a bike and a cat. I
will be good and have won-
derfull happy Christmas!
Victoria Palma



Dear Santa,
Hello How is rudolf. and
how is the north pole? how
do your elfes make toys? I
have been a good littel
brother. I want a lot of
army stuf. have a Merry
Your Friend,
Zackary Deuberry
Dear Santa,
How are the Elves? How
is Mrs. Claus? How is the
reindeer? 0 and by the
way I've been super this
year Dear Santa I would
ike a PS3 game and a PS2
game and a PS2 game and
maybe a cool toy. Merry
Christmas and have a safe
Your Friend,
Dawson Ratliff
Dear Santa,
How are your elves make
toys. And how is Mrs.
Claus? And how is rodof? I
v been a good brother. but
sometimes I'm mean but I
will triy not to be mean.
and I 'm trying to be a good
boy for my presents but
I'm still bad some times. I
want a PSP and a Bisicel
and a remolt control mong-
ster truck and a computer.
Thanks Santa! I cant wat
until next Chrismis
Josue Arana
Dear Santa,
How are you? Do youknow
what I want for Christmas?
I'm a good brother. Santa
will you give me a Xbox
360? Happy Christmas
Santa. I will be good.
Josh Ward
bear Santu and Mrs. Claus,
Hello How is your ran-
deers. I love your ran-
deerrs and elfs to? I love
.you Mr. Santu Mrs Claus. I
am a good Sistr. I wont
moonsand and clos and
Alisa Arce
Dear Santa,
Hello Santa! How is the
North, Pole and.,the Elves?
And ,kiow is the riandeerrs?
And how isJWars, Claws? I
lisen to my Mom and Dad.
Wood you bring me trans-
formrs and Football cards
and a football and a bas-
ketball. Have a Marry
Adrian Deleon

Dear Santa,
Hello Santa! How are you
doing Santa? How is Mrs.
Claus? How are the rein-
deer? How are the elves
doing? I'v been a good lit-
tle sister. I want a barbey
doll adn a new bridl. Have
a safe trip.
Kaylee Barberee
Dear Santa,
How do you make toys?
How is Rudolf? How is Mrs.
Clows? I am good brother.I
would liked mp3 player. a
crash of titens and Spin
City playset. Merry
Ben Adams
Dear Santa,
Hello Santa. How is your
elves and how are you and
Mrs. Claus? Do you wanit
cookeise and milk on
Chrsmas? I been good.
Sometimes I been bad. But
I will try harder Santa.
Thank you Santa Enjoy
Your friend,
Yisselle Mier

Dear Santa,
Hello Santa. How is Mrs.
Claus? And how are th
reindeer? Santa please
bring me Narato game. And
I want clothes that are
called Apple Bottem Jean's.
Please tell Mrs. Claus hello.
I love you Santa! I will
send you a letter maybe
send you a chrsmas letter
in third grade too. Have a
good chrismas Santa
Brilyance Augustus

bear Santa,
How is Comit and
Rudolf? How is Mrs.
Claus? I hope she is doing
good. I am trying to be3 a
good alot tomy little
bruther. I won't a 4 well
for me and me letle brthr.
and a Ipod for me. Have
u good Holdayl
Brianna Medrano

Dear Santa,
Hello Santa. How are
your reindeer? How are
you? How is your sleigh? I'
am a good brother. I want
a PSP For Christmas I want
a MP3 player. I want a
robot dog? I want a robot
dinosoure. I want spider-
man 3 for Christmas. Have
a Happy Christmas
Trever Workman


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Dear Santa,
Santa thank you for my
baby sister, brother. How
is Mrs. Claus>? Santa I
want a Hannah Montata
wig. How are you? I hope
you have a nice Christmas.
How are the elfs? Stay
warm Santa do you have
every chistmas tree up?
Mrs. Clause do you like
Christmas. I want the
bratz movie. How are the
reindeer? Snata thant you
for the,~earings ,and ring, I
loved it. Thank you for theg,
cupter . ..... L
S Love,
Maribel Rodriguez
Dear Santa,
How are you? What do
your reindeer eat? You are,
nice sata you now water I
want for Christmas I want
a tranformor and a game
boy and a xdox and a dig
pak and a tcdan and Santa
ave a safe trip Merry
Christmas Santa!
Joel Hernandez

Dear Santa,
How are you? And howis
rudof? and how id Mrs.
Cluss. I have ben good.
Have rudof bin good? these
are the things I won't four
Christmas. I want my leag
fekts and I want a four
weler and a peespee. I
hope you have a safe trip
and I hope you have a goot
Merry Christmas!
Jacob Martinez
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How
are the ringndeers? How is
Mrs. Claus? I now what I
want for Christmas. I want
a barb by computer and a
baby a live. Also so me
Jewlery and some new
shows. I wode like a puppy
and a kitten and a doll
houses. And some dolls
topay wheth to play weth.
Merry Christmas Suntu.
Emily Pierce
Dear Santa,
How are you and The
reindeer Christmas is com-
ing and how is Mrs. Claus
and The ELFs? I hope you
got every biaty presents if
they be bad dot give them
presents. I hope you have
a grate time.
Marceline Cimeus
Dear Santa,
Do you have a Christmas
tree? How is your day? Do
you have a room. Is Mrs.
Caus ok? I want for
Christmas is spy gear.
Merry Christmas to you!
Mitchell Allen
Dear Santa,
How are you? What are
you doing. How is Mrs.
Claus? I am good in school.
My grades are good. I
want a gamecube.
Rico Arana

Dear Santa,
How are you> My name is
Tylor How ar your rein-
deers ar you going to poot
gives in my stocking. HOw
is Miss Clus to you good or
bad? Do you have a
Christmas tree? For
Christmas I wont is bendey
penes have good mary
Tyor Alvaraovdo
Tyor Alvarado

Dear San
How ar
Claus? Ho
doing? I
bring me
sha ull 0
have a
love Chris

Dear Santa,
How are you? Do you like
candy cans? Had Rludof
dlivrd a lot of toys fo the
gold litti children? Cold
your bring me a DS Poemon
prievrishin. and apokedex.
and have a maresy chrimas
Hunter Dean

Dear Santa,
I mist you all year log!
Howe are Mrs. Claus. Are
your reindeer ready to fly
in the sky? Howe are your
elves in the nothpole! This
year I won't for Christmas
is a big jump-o-leen. And a
game boy. and a puppy and
a scooter, a bike. also tin-
ker bells wig,wings,
shows, dreass. Stuff
arme loes others too. A
new tea seat, A baby
alive. A eye pod. A fack
tailing parrit. And more
books too.
Lexi Harris
Dear Santa,
Are you fake? Wats your
rill name? Wants your ran-
ders names? Do you know
Rudoff if you are rill get
me a 4 wheller a dirt bike
a motor cikel and P0000
John Waldron
Dear Santa,
How are you? How is
Mrs. Claus>? What I want
for Christmas is a Brat
Coputur. So I can play
school on it. How are your
reindeers! Merry Christmas
Erika Garica
Dear Santa,
How are you today
Santa? I love Christmas I
wish I coud meet you sum
day. I love you and your
reindeer. I hope none of
your rein deer are sick.
Will you get me a new bick
thank Santa
Cody Ellis

Dear Santa,
How are the raindeen?
How are you? I wnat a ese
focu Christmas. I want sum
gam for my ese. I lov Mrs.
Claus. You are grate.
Christian Farmer
Dear Santa,, .
How are your Elfs? I bet
+I a 4^on^ ^^^A A..u k

nere doing good. my bauy
brother is coming in Dec.
Ita, 30th. I m so soooo oo exit-
-e you? How Mrs. ed. He's going to be a
>w is the reindeers Chrismass baby. Once you
all ways so, so left snowy foot prints foing
Do you love form my tree to my chim-
s> I what you to my. I was so cool And
some socks and a now I will telly ou what I
and some bihall. want a Barbie car, Barbie
I good Merry close and a 3 story dream
S Santa Clous I house.' Lastly I want to
stmas. have a good Christmas.
dLLove, Love,
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Dear Santa,
How are you today? How
is Mrs. Claus today? How
many reindeers do you hav?
Snat aI now were you live
you live int he NothPole.
Santa you are nice because
you give people presents.
Santa I wants for Chrismas
is a purss a jewlerly box.
and apare of hsoes and fli-
plops and a neckise. I dis-
erve this because i m a nice
person. Merry Chrismas
Mariah Vinarrzial
Dear Santa,
How are you? How is
Mrs. Claus? Are your
raindee and your elves
being good and I hope you
and Mrs. Claus have a
Merry Christmas and do
you and Mrs. Claus Love
Christmas and I love
Christmas so much the toy
a want is a ball house
Cheyenne Pratt
bear Santa,
How are you? How is
Mrs. Claus> How are the
riendeers doing? I all ways
get so, so, excited when it
is December! I can not
wate tell it is Christmas!
Can you plaes bring me
some HANNAH Montana
store pleas. I love
Christmas!! OOh can you
bring prinssa store fro my
Sissy Alexis she like
Prisrissa store and me. I
all so wont DS hillheils and
that is all. I hope you
have a save ride on
Christmas Eve! Marry
Christmas and Happy New
Year Oh and Happy
Mercedes Owens
Dear Santa,
How are you? How is
Dancer and Blisten? Are
they being good? This year
I want a new game I want
a gameboy. I want a toy I
want a monster truck. I
ben good in school. I ben
keeping my grades up thank
you Santa Claus
Conrad Pyce
Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus and
your riendeers? I am
excited because I can get
some presents from my
family and youwu I have alot,.
of sutff-for you to buy 'me ,
f or Christmas:- What I
want is some pjas and a
doll set for me also what I
want is some stuff to put
on the Christmas tree don't
worry I have a Christmas
tree for the presents to
put under. Just one more
thing I whant is the rat-
tooey moive
Mariela Miramontes

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bear Santa,
How are you? How is
Mrs. Claus and the rein-
deers? Is it cold in the
North Pole? I am excited
this Christmas. These are
the presents I want for
Christmas. The 3 story
dream house. The baby doll
mommy make me beder
baby alive. And some bar-
bies dalls and with some
barbie clother. And you can
put the gifts under
Christmas tree. Thank you
for the nice gifts, and you
can fill up my stocking with
lots of Candy.
Alicia Ruiz

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Dear Santa,
Are your elvs being good
I think so I are you doing
good I think so is your
reindeer doing good. and
Santa is Miss Santa doing
good do you have a dog I
do. I would Ike a ice ring
and my brother would like
a car. and my sister would
like a bike and my mom
wold like a stove and dady
wold like a car.
bDautyn Mcdelcan

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Snata
Claus and how are the elf
doing and How is Mrs.
Claus doing fine Santa and
roph are he ready to fly in
the sky ever love Christmas
all -the people,-Cante' ate
for Christmas' and me to
Santa. Santa are you
ready to Sant Claus elf you
make tous ever Christmas
every year you make the
goods toys for us elf keep
doing well elf other rain-
deers Get ready for
Christmas it is coming on
next saturday, and Santa
Claus you get ready for
Christmas to every body is
ready for Christmas to
Santa Claus. get ready to
every body to.
Your friend,
Ceclia Castillo
Dear Santa,
I mist you all year log!
Howe are Mrs. Claus. Are
your reindeer ready to fly
in the sky? Howe are your
elves in the nothpole! This
year I won't for Christmas
is a big jump-o-leen. And a
game boy. and a puppy and
a scooter, a bike. also tin-
ker bells wig,wings,
shows, dreass. Stuff
arme Ioes others too. A
new tea seat, A babby
alive. A eye pod. A fack
tailing parrit. And more
books too.
Lexi Harris

Dear Santa,
How are the reinbeers?
How Mrs. Cisus I hope she
is doing ok. How are the
elfs are they making lot
and lot of toys? I remem-
ber the doll you drot me. I
hop I get another one or if
it cost to much it is ok a
rede gay me my present a
baby sister
Gabrila Montoya

Dear Santa,
How have you Been at
the north pole with the elfs
and Mrs. Clase and this
year or last year you fave
me presnets now this yea I
want a motorsicall. But
make it a toy one but with
baterries with it. last year
y4u gave me a hot wheels
car I loved it so muchmy
bab wnated a new hammer.
My mom wanted a new
makeup and my little
brother -wanted a new ball
and my Big sister wanted an
new ball house and my two
things are me spechile gif
te and my little wnated a
Dora bezbbra
Armando Gonzalez

Dear Santa,
How is your reindeer &
elfs. I hope there ok. How
is Mrs. Clues. May I have
2 dolls for Christmas and
for my brother 2 cars set
four him to play with. Is
Mrs. cluse ok' because if
she's sick I am going to
bake cookies.
Your friend,
Lilly Ponce

Dear Santa,
I am having a party so
my feinds can meet my new
niehgbor thro. It will bean
April 1 @ 3:00 pm at my
house. Plese let know if you
can come. I like the pre-
sets that you gave me last
year. I am having a brhday
prete on January the 4.c
Best Pal,
Ricky Lopez
Dear Santa,
How are you? How is
Mrs. Clause? Thank you for
the presnets form last year
they rock! I msiss you! Only
nineteen more days until
Christmas! Ya! How do you
make toys? I always
thought it would be fun for
Your Pal,
Kara Frierg
Dear Santa,
I have missed you all
year! Thank you so much
for all the toys that you
brout us last year Santa
Claus. I'm so excited that
its Christmas aqian and I
know that the elfs are
exited to. And I hope I
see you again in the sky
like the time when I was in
KG. This year I want a
psp a four wilier and the
rillo want is clothes. Cuase
my favorite thing of all is
beautiful clothes and I
want a Hd TV and Exbox.
And Mrs. Claus I hope you
have a Merry Verry
Christmas and to all the
elfs in Santa work shop.
And If youknow that the
Mr Grinder is rill plese let
me know cause I do not
want to he rewend.
Christmas please let be
normal like all the times.
But Santa make sure that
you are ready to go to all
those cities
Your Pal,
Sophie Cardenas

Dear, Santa,
Came to my home please
an we will have mike and
cookes for all you and for
Chirstmas can you get me a
in peethee plawr and how is
Mrs. Claus and the deer
and I -love you all.
Dianh Caldwell

Dear Santa,
How is your reindeer
Santa be sca Santa
beingme a back for
chicmith Santa anf ro cars
for me and my broader and
Santaing for little locoszin
for Chicsmith
Cameron Herrera

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Santa doin.
Are your evels helping you
Santa. Are your reindeers
or there sick? Thank you
for the things you gave me
last year. Santa can you
bring some video games.
and some toys to play with.
And bring my dad something
Miguel Ruiz

Dear Santa,
Hals miss clos. hols the
reindeer. I wont a moderi-
tadl and a monstertrok add
a bicikl. hals the elves
doing are thay nexs time
bring the eves


Your Pal,

Dear Santa,
ALL I want for Christmas
is a Mable game baby alive
ipod mp3player drumset
blowflex xbox360 playsta-
tion3 playstation2 playsta-
tionl. Laptop a computer.
Bratz computer baby born.
Bratz dance mat ipodsuffle
ped nand motorcycle peno.
Mikerphone tramorpline
carma Wii guitar next
phone, High School CD,
Closts shoes real heelers
Golden neckles. Please buy
me this stuff Santa. Ok.
Is your reindeers getting
ready to fly across the fly
yet. Santa How is Mrs.
Claus doing Santa. Hananh
Monta CD That so Raven
hole CD. Three I Bikes a
dog in a cat. Microscope
yo-yo money. That's all
Santa Claus.
Your Pal,
Ayana Daniels

Deer Santa,
Ar you ok? Is Mis close
ok! I love you Santa. I sail
you inthe parade on
December 1, 2007. Santa
I wont that yellow three
weeller bike with the flat
back pleas. Your friend,
Your friend,
Sophia Diakomihalis


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bear Santa,
How are you Santa. I am
fin and how are. The rein-o
deer Santa how is the-
elff's Santus so how is
Mrs. Claus Santa I want a
MpE plor and a scooter a
Giselle Benavidez

Dear Santa,
How is rodofu? the red nose
reindeer. How is your bine-
hundred eWfs I want a newd
webkinz Santa i ben a good
boy. How is Mrs. Claus. I
want a new Ipod.

make a prcake Love,
o Lane Perkse

Dear Santa,
How are you? How are
your family? How are you
yourself? How many efl bo
you have. How are your
reindeer? Ia m a goo grile.
Will I want a Dady and-
dudig and a giig and a book
adout young and Mp three
pirg and a scooter and a
make a prcake .
Joley Pleger

Dear Santa,
How ear you Santa? How
is in the North Pool? Hear
is so hotel I wish tat you con
be with me because I ened
a toock to you I need to
tell that we ever is
Christmas I want you to
being me a baby doll and
close fo it and shose for it.
From: your friend
Yatzine Sanchez
Dear Santa,
How are you doing Santa.
How are you elves. Is the
north pole very cold. I s
your reindeers doing fine.
I'v been doing fine in shcool
and and at my house. okay
this is what i want a scoot-
er and two bike and a con-
troler fore a exbox and a
another controller fore a
gamecube and wrie me a
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you and how is
Mrs Claus doing? I have
ben good. so has my little-
sister and my brothers
and been good we cant wait
in to you come and drop
some present unber are
tree. Dear Santa I wunt
some makenp and some play,
nail and finally i wunt some
Janette Martinez
I can't wate to get my
family to the christmas
tree to see. all the pres-
ents that they got they
would be happy to see thire
presents and open them
intil it is morning. Santa is
Rudof ok tell him it is mia
and tell him that I love

Dear Santa,
have you work har
your elvs they made
toys and you to rite
cold at the norgh pol
I wut for christmas
brad you wach mere c
mas to all

Dear Santa,
How is rurol an
famley santa are tl
nies santa. Santa
aley wort one th
cretcard that don't

I been good the pa
pie week. I don't i
diserve a lot of press
not. But most of all
a tree house My
thang I want a
Then i want a hamici
I want a fuzzy
Last, I want a know
Yours elf Hope


Dear Santa Claus,
I was wondering, what is
your favorite elve's name?
How is Ms. Claus dong>
How many reindeer and
elves do you have? I don't
really know if I deserve
resents but I feel like it.
here is Rudough right
now? I wish I would have a
chapter book for
Christmas. I can't believe
Christams is so close. I
aslo want an e sel, a pack
of crayons, a first aid kit,
a pack of paper and pencils
some nice pencils. I think
you and Christmas are so
cool. I hope you like deliv-
ering presents.
Your Friend,
Kylie Mirabella

Dear Santa,
Dear Santa for Chrismes I
want a game for my DS.
Santa. I will like to spend
the night with you beaus
you wi speshl. And I got in
chrubl but I wil do beatr
and for Chrismes. I wont a
mp3 pier and I will like a
blake fone and a water gun
and a dig spongebob toy I
want a silver bike for
chirmes and I will ike a new
mokeinchrole car and foot-
Jack Brown

Dear Santa,
I love you. I hope you
come to my house on
Christmiss evening. First I
want for Chrismiss is a
fake dog that is brown and
black. Next I want for
Christmiss is a scooter that
s rely fast. Also I want a
doctor kit.Then I would
like a cool skate bord.
Then I want a Baceball
glove. How cold is it up
there? How are the Elfs up
in the North Pole Doing?
Emily Patarini

Dear Santa,
How cold is it in the North
'd and Pole? I s rudoughs nose
lost of still brite. Santa, for
e it is Christmas I want a drawing
you no set, a storm launcher, 4
s is a goose neck tou traylars, a
christ- monster truck, set, bike
cushoner, paints, a pichen
Daniel machine. Also I want a
Xbox 360with games.
Santa you are the BEST!
Your buddy,
d your Tanner Matt Carlton
he elfs ---
Clos i Dear Santa,
eing a How is your family Santa.
hav no How do you do santa. How
S..are yfowtti fenorthole.2Oh-
Gomez cold bring me a Walktalkys
for a gift some and my
brothers wontt fight
eachother. They have
st cop- beleven Santa. And cold I
no if I fly Santas slay and see the
sents or reindeers. I want a game-
I want boy for Chrismas.
first, Your friend,
moped. Serio Delgado
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Dear Santa,
How are you? And how is
your wife, I am doing
good how is reindeer and
your eff, For Christmas i
want a Nitando DS and a x
box 360, I wanta tapu-
lerind one more thing a
Begelia DeSantiago
Dear Sataclass,
I really want is a High
School Muical dacemat. and
a Hannah Motan doll. and
how are you doing. Rs Miss
class ok. Is roodoff ok is
his nose feeling ok. and I
want a new bickical. and am
9 years old and a Hannah
Montana memory book. and
a doll head with lots of hir
and last but not lest I want
a mackupset for Christmas
Rebecca King
Dear Santa,
How are you Santa, ho
how are you good.. I won't
a dvd player with some
dvd. and a gun. And a mock
intral monster truck. And a
redin to. And a cuputer.
and some tirs for my wiler.
And some bogers fr my gas
powered truck. And a pigey
bank. And a fishen pol.
And a new chear. And a
mock entrol geep. And a
new game. And a some
walkey tak eyes.
Cody Davis
Dear Santa,
How have you ben doing:
I hope you come wisit me.
I live you very much. you
are the bst for Chrimas I
want a mockit trol truck
and boxing people a new
xbox game like Halo. And
a new forwiller and a com-
puter game and wallk-
talkkie a gamebay game
netento DS and WII
Your Pal,
Jax Ullrich
Dear Santa,
I really want a little dog. I
love you so much. How have
you been? I hope you have
ad fun. I want a doll and
I want all As my report-
card. I really want to see
you. How do you diliver all
those gifts? I want to ride
the slae with you and I will
like to have a laptop and a
Ipod. I want a mp3 player
,too. I will like a pink pone
too. I really want a horse.
Bridgette Conley
Dear Santa,
I love you How is your
family. I bining good I
want a baby doll. How is
roroff. Hears is so cohot in
North pol is si cools. I wish
you give meor I wont you to
have happy Christmas.
Leyada Calvillo

Dear Santa,
How are you doing! I am
fine! I wish had A chou
chou playset. And I wish I
had a fondwoler and a play
set of moonsand I wish me
and my family can go to
Disney world. And I had I
big swimming pool. And
Also please give me a little
swimming pool for my little
sisters. And A real com-
puter adn for my mom give
her some rings. And I want
a light scechter
Mubia Hernendez
Dear Santa,
How are you doing how is
mer clos doing there is four,
thing I won't for
Christmas is transformer
bumblebee cumotoutro
night gan plesecod I have
bvumblebee shoes and close
and bedshets. how is
rodogh during love Augustine
Augustine Flores

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Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I hop
your reanibeer's are fine so
you can I come to my house
fist. My famuy want's alot
of stuff fist. My mom
wants a new computer to
play on it. Next my Dad
wants some new tools. Now
it's my siter's turn Riley
Kate wants a barbe com-
puter, and see ia Raye
wants a colfurl ball to play
with. The in portion person
me Grace! I want a blue
soooter and a nice computer.
so can I take it places with
me. Thanks Santa, I can't
wait until Chrismas I wll
have cookie y for you.
Your friend,
Gracie A. Britton
bear Santa,
How are you doing and
Mrs. Santa and the raing
deers because my family is
hoping that something when
they want. Frst my Dad
and Mom will what a new
taack but the little for my
Mom my dad like 4X4
Dodge and a new home.
Next my sister bother and
my ulry brother they have
beeng so good! Last but
not lease me? I wuthe my
friend. I wuthe my friend
to have fun. I wuthe to go
to Mexico on December
21st. I will see you soon
Your friend,
Juan Barron
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I
hope you are getting redy
for all those cookies. Me
and my Mom are making
Betty Crocker cookies this
year with red and green
sprinkles. Maybe my
friend could help make
thme it would be alsome if
she could. My classmates
have been the Best class-
mates I have ever
had.Well, my dad wants a
red leaf blower for chris-
mas. My mom wants some-
sephora blush and shadow.
Last bust not lease I won't
my new baby cuzin to come
for Chrimas with my Aunt
Kim and Uncle John also I
want Aunt Krisit and Uncle
Brian to come for
Chrismas. I wluld love if
they could!
Your Friend,
Lindsey Barwick
Dear Santa,
I rilly am looking forward
to this crismas. How are
you doing up in the cold
place? I need your help.
What I what to get for my
mom is mony to buy
crismuspresents my sister
wants coliful jorry. My
brother wants wants a dert
bike. Last but not least
me, me, me, adn me. I
want my other front tooth
lost like to rooze it and get
mony.that all I what for
crismas one and a soiger all
the things I pray for.
Don't forget to feed your
reidneer thay have a
mignight and need engy.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Claus. I hope you are all
doing fine. I have been
good this year!! A
Christmas like this I would
like a bene bag. I would
like to go to south Carolina
to see my siter. My mom
ad dad plus me would love to
go to coco beach. With
ouet a dould I would like to
have a baby chick. Thanks
for all your help
Your friend,
Brooke Shaw

Dear Sanat,
How are you doing I hope
you and the reindeers and
Mrs Clause are fine? My
mom wants a green closes
and sparkling shores. My
dad wants a gray and gold
truck. I wants to see my
moms dad has to have A's.
But I want to see him
because he is very sick.

But if wee go wee will have
to go in my dads gray and
gold truck I wants to see
him very bab. My fimany
wants a new car. I can't
wait until Christmas Ihope
I get a lots of cool stuff!
Your friend,
Joel S. Lee'

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Can
you get my class a new
computer dres wont work?
this class is the best! I
really like my teacher this
year! Let me been my
friend Ellie wants a four-
wheeler. My teacher wants
us to do well on are AR
test. Second my mom
wants dimon earnings. Then
my dad wants ten dolers.
My brother wants a ds and
Pokemon cars and a knew
house. Take care Santa
Your friend,
Cole Terrell

bear Santao,
How are you doing and the
elfs doing? Well here we go
down the hill and in the
list. First we go to my mom
she would like some new
rinys her old ones are old.
Then we go to my dad he
would like some new tools.
his old ones are. old and
dusty. last but not lease
my brother tomas he would
like a Thomas train to ride
in it that way he can leave
me alone for once! Finley
Miss Mosley Please-Pleas
give her some ring and
cleuring stuff. if she saw a
gurm she would go banansl
last me please give me a
computer to take any wear.
Thank you Your friend!!,
Dora Cardoz
bear Santa,
How are you doing. How
are the rindeer. Are you
warm and snug. I hop ya'll
are okey. I have been
good. Thank you for what
you have gave me! First of
all My mom needs is some
jean shorts. My bad wants
siver tools, I don't care
what kind. My brother
wants a Blakack helcoter
he wants it to be green.
My sister wants a pupy,
she wants it to be brown.
My other sister wants it to
be brown. My other sister
wants some claus mostly
drasis. Oh yeah me. I don't
anything but books. Thaks
for all your help.
Your friend,
Joseph Crawford
bear Santa,
How are you and roodoff
doing I hope he's doing
abslutly fine. I can't wait
until the big night? Let me
begin. My mom would like
some new blue nike shocks
and some c. kmre suetters.
My dad w6Iuldlike a new
battery for his big black
loan mower. My brother
would like I tunes for his
juke. Last but not least
me. I would like me and
my family to go to the
mountains. Thank you alot
really, thank you!
Your friend,
Shelby Gibson
Dear Santa,
How are you doing up
there? Is it cold? Well I'm
curious how are the rein-
deer are they ready to ride
that slay. How is Mrs.
Claus is she good? Ok here
is my list I will start with
my dad he needs some new
pants second my momy
needs some cloths and some
mony. Third my momPat
needs clothes. Oh yeah me!
I only want. what you got
for me my second grade
teacher Mrs. Mosley she
needs some funny skills. My
friend he is a smart
kid.Well, his mom don't
help him alot. So I'm ask-
ing can you bless him. I
wnat to go se my nene in
the army. thanks!
Your freind,
Damar Harris

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I hop
evering is good at the noth
pole. in the reindeer in
Miss Clause in the ifle. I
hop they has enough time
to make toy for christmas.
I have been a very good
boy. Well, I know is time
to get ready for The big
night so I, am asking for
you to. Could bring My sis-
ter some shose. My
momDot have mony to buy
her the she need. My

brother need XBox365.
He want to visit his grand-
mother. I wish have very
get time weth my family in
Your friend,
Gloigens Metayer
Dear Santa,
How are the rinedeer's
and rodeoff in the north
pole! Santa is the toy Shop
going good frist. My dad
wonts one too's now my
mom she needs a phone. My
sister wots a ipod. My
Brother wots a game. fine-
ly me I wot a TRANSFORM
Your friend,
Jonathan Naranjo

bear Santa,
How are you doing? Before
I forget I was wondering
how roodoff. Now my fam-
ily. First my mom she was
thinking maybe you could
get her a bible. my little
brother tor it up. So she
kind of needs another one.
Second of all is my Dad
really don't know what he
wants so please help.
Finally my brothers Luke
and Sam. They need some
toys keep them busy, iner-
tained, and out of my hair!
Last but not least me I was
thinking maybe you could
give me a horse. Bye thank
for the help.
Your friend,
Ellie Palmer
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I hope
everything is fine at the
North Pole. I can't wait
until Chrismas. This year
has been very good. How
are the reindee reddy for
the ride. How lets see
what my family want's.
First my mom would like a
shiney cookset. My dad
would like a set of tools.
My brother would like a
computer. My other
brother would like a new
soccer shoes. My sister
would like a DigitalCamera.
Last but. not least me I
would like a vidgame of spi-
dermans new action figere
of optimisprime and
megotron. New Yugio
cards. Don't forge Mrs.
Mosley i want you to give
her new cloths.
Your friend,
Alexis Piedad

bear Santa,
How are you and the
reaindeers. I hope you and
you family are doing well.
My family really, really
needed more stuff. First I
will tell you what my mom
nees is soem know dresses
cause she just has one, and
she wants some dimed
white julry. Next I will tell
you what me dad wants.
Well.. he want a knew job.
What one of my sisters
want a little pink teady
bear and my other sister
wants a knew blue phone.
My tow ferrets needsome
knew blue and green toys
beaus both there old toys
are riped and dirte know
its its my turn all that I
want for Christmas is for
you to come Last but not
feast is you and your fam-
ily all of you need to have
a very happy Merry
Your friend,
Sarai Santana
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I hope
the reindeer are ready for
the big night of Christmas.
iam really looking forward
to it. First my mom she
would like to have shorts
and jeans becauas I took
hers. For my dad he would
like to have shorts and
jeans cauas he only has one
air of shorts. Then for my
brother Jacob he would like
a new mp3 player and a
new Ipod. For my sister
Ari would Ike a new allit.
Anabelle would like a new
pony and saddle with it.
Now for me I would like
H2o Hummer and I would
like a Ipod. Have a Merry
Your friend,
Adelina Servin
Dear Santa,
How are you doing! How
are your rinedeers doing
are they reddz for the Big
trip to Floada! Frist my
mom would like new does
andn shose to match her
does. Next my Dad would
like new pants. Last Ricky
would like new toy cars.
Alex would like new mackup
to put on in the morning.
Victoria wold like a Ipod
and I Dog
Your friend,
Victoria Obrzgon
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? First
my mom wants a new fon.
Next my Dad wants a new
car. Then my brother
wants some toys. Finally me

I wants new computer
Your friend,
Yasmin Ramirez

bear Santa,
How are you ding and how
are your reindeer? I hope
you are ready for the big
ride on christmas Eve.
First, Bring y daba sacks of
tools Then, I will want a
vacation on my dad's house
for the whole Chrstmas.
Next, bring my brother
soem new shoes. Last bring
me some new shoes and my
baby sister a new stroller.
Your friend,
Ignicso Martinexz
Illuv you Santa

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C tez's

bear Santa,
I would like you too give
me some baby dolls. How
are you doing? How is your
wife how are the elves
doing. Can you give me a
dog and an IPod and and
emp three player.


Dear Santa,
I want a game boy and a
kickball for. everybody.
Next get me a Game Cube
with a SMACKdown Game.
I Want a bike and 90
Cristobal Suarez
Dear Santa,
I would love a new fish, a
puppy. I would like two-
turtles and a cat.
Dear Santa,
I want an ipod xdox and
another game boy. Next a
psp and a New cellphone
and a Lop Top. I want an
nientendo D.S. too.
Love Your Friend
Tyrece Madison
Dear Santa,
I would like a bike that's
green and it's a monegoose
it has a black flame I.think
it's in the front or in the
back. I think the bike is
first, second, third, or
forth and I want a 4 weel-
er. I'm gunu tell you were
it is you go passed wachula
FL bank and you know were
the burger king is you look
at your left that were it
is. I was gunu only if you
could buy this toop both of
my little ,brother, thqts 4
years old he wants a bike
that looks like a mortercy-
cle but it is not a morter-
cycle it's a bike and too my
littlest brother buy him
yoys and little clothes.
Juan Guerrera
Dear Santa,
I would like a computer
and a doll.
Ana Luz DeLeon
Dear Santa,
Plese give me an I Pod, a
cellPhone and a bike Please.
Your frinerd
Samantha Gansalez

Dear Santa,
I want a game boy and a
kick ball for everybody
Next get me a Game cud
with a Smackdown game.
third I want a bike.
Jubencio Toribio

Hilltop u


Dear Santa,
I will like you to give me
the fowlling presents.
First I would like a spider-
man ngame boy. Next I
would like a mario toy. Last
I would like a master truck
toy. How have you been I
hope well, I hope you have
a merry christmas.
Love your Friend
Marcos Alvarez
bear Santa,
I would like a bike and a
mario brother game for
Aldo Ramirez

Dear Santa,
I would like you to E
me an Ipod, Xbox 360
a TV next I would lil
$1,000,000 and a.
please and a new dog.
are the elves and your

Samantha Sockalosky
Dear Santa,
I would like a princess
game. I love you.
Yamileth Angela.

Dear Santa,
I want a cat and fish too.
Beatriz Leon
Dear Santa,
I would like a motorcycle
and a puppy. I would like to
go to the north pole.
Jehovan Navarrett

Dear Santa,
I want you to get me
these things, First I want
a $99,000,000,000. Next
I want a gameBoy, Third I
want a cool bike and a mus-
tang For me. Fourth I want
a phone. Fifth I want a
bratz dolls.
Your Friend
Dear Santa,
I want a spider-man toy.
Next I want Mario toys.
Last Please bring me a
M.P.3 'Player. o en
your friend
Gerardo Martinez

Dear Santa,
Can you get me a portable
DVD, player, an I pod, a
new bike, with a cup hoder.
And spider man 3, DVD,
Next I want a dX game,
with an xbox 360, and a
new toy car, Last I want a
football, a desk, and a lap-
Love your friend

Dear Santa,
I would like you to give me
the foiling present First I
would like a laptop. Next I
would like a Ipod Next I
would lik a m.p.3. player
and I would like a Bratzs
dolls and I would a bike
Next I would like rings.
how is you wife doing.
Dominique Rojas

bear Santa,
I want an Ipod for
Christmas. I also want a
book a cd player, and a
Makayla Aleman

L Pace's

Dear Santa,
How are you stanta? I'm
good. For chistmas, Mrs.
pace wants turnitar. For
christmas, I want a xbox
36Q, wii, and,,aptop. I love
your-letters ...
Victor Carreno
Dear Santa,
How are you and
Mrs:Claws doing? I like wen
you go hohoho. May I have
a cpouter may I? I want a
pare of pajamas pies to. I
will set out milk and cook-
ies for you and a bowl of
milk for the randers.
Dana Lee Hamilton
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How
are the elves? your nice.
Do you like the North Pole?
How are the reindeers?
Are you likeing it and are
you doing fine? I hope you
come to my houses and eat
cookies and milke. May you
bring me a fur Real cat,
nails, a Bratz with the dog;
the little pet shop, paws
off diary, and the Butter
school pony?
Madison McCoy



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bear Santa,
I want you to give me an
ipod, a water slide and a
Laptop. I also want a pool
and a Gameboy. How is
your wife?
your fiend
Humberto DeLaRosa
Dear Santa,
I rally want a
HannaMontenu doll an IPod
and a gamboy. next I want
a baby Emma, I want to
meet your wife. I hope She
is doing fine.
your friend
Jalen Ureste
Dear Santa,
I would like you to give me
the fowlling presents. Frist
I will want a lap top
computer with lots of fun
games. Next I want a
cmpter of the brazt it has
100 games. Then I will
want a white desk. Now I
will want a game-boy.
Love Your best friend
Dear Santa,
Wold yo bring me a
prasent for me III like a
gameboy and a game that
name of the game I Smack
Down. and I will like to
take the about you
your Best friend
Juan Albeto Gabino

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Dear Santa,
Are you good over their? I
wish you could com here.
How are you the elves
doing? I want a iPod, a
sakerball, a Play StoShon,
and a swing, for I can
swing, a bascetcord, and a
Dimingo Arroyo

Dear Santa,
I like when you come to my
house. How are you doing?
How is your wife and elves
doing? Can you please give
me pause off electric
diary, my little pony, a
talking play pony (I'm going
to namer her pace jr), emp
3 player, a real pony, and
an I pod. I can't wait until
come to my house and eat
the cookies and write a
letter back to me.
Deborah Figueroa

Dear Santa,
I hope That you like The
cookie and milk. How are
you and mrs. claus? I can't
wait for you to come to
may house. I wut a
mpe3play, and a wii so all
my Family can play, a xbox
360, and a playsatshan3, a
pool with a diving board.
please at my Nana house.
Also I want a Hot but and
Hot pool At my Nana
house. Also I want a puppe,
a nerf dark, ipod, and a4
paintball with 4 child.
Tony Lopez

Dear Santa,
I Love you Santa. You are
a nice man. You are soft
When I touch you. I Love
your presents. I will wish
for three things. for
Krismas, mp3players ipod
and nekles. Have you Ben
good this yere? I tried to
e good.
Nevada Gonzalez

bear Santa,
How are the elves doing?
Can you send me a picture
of the reindeer? I can't
wait for you to come 'to my
house and eat cookies and
milk. For christmas I want
a' xbox-360, nails, clouth,
shoes, Bratz, a bab with
all the things. Also a
sccoter, kichen toys,
cumperter, and a I pod and
that's all the things. Do
you like the north pole? yes
or no
Eva Rodriguez

Dear Santa,
How are you mis. close
doing? When I make some
cookies you can eat them. I
went to know if your rian-
deers are fine. you are
soft when i sit on you. I
wish I had A igod and a
Saw oof electric diary. I
ope you have a great time
at the North pole. I have
been good.
Olivia Trevino

Dear Santa,
how ar eyou and Mrs.
claus doing? How are the
elves doing? For christmas
I Wad Benten action
tigers. Mrs. Pace wants
new furnecher. I hope you
have a grat time in the
North Pole.
C.J. Patton

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs claus
doing? How are your elves
doing? I can not wait for
you to come to house and
eat my cookies on chris-
tams. We could get some
KFC and get chikin and
macarone and mashed
potatoes with gray. Santa
can I have a pincher of
roodoof and for my christ-
mas list I want a DS, and
Ipod and a pink sive Fone
and go to clairs.
Mallory Gough

Dear Santa,
How are you doing with
the Elf? For crismis, I
want a gameboy DS, ipod,
can that has motser track-
ing, and idog. Please give
miss pace living room fur-
nitur because she really
wants it. Can you sind me a
pitcher of Rudolph?
Joey Smith

bear Santa,
Do you like The North
Pol? Is it nice in The
NorthPol? can you bring a
pitcre of all of The rain
dirs and I wan tan x-box
360 and I want a MBp
player to play games. I
want a fowntoo. Thats all I
wat for crimes.
Jose Montero

Dear Santa,
How are the reindeers?
How are you? I Hope you
are downing good. I want a
paws off electric diary, a
Butter-soch-poree, a cat,
ipod, and a go cart. and a
picture of Rudolph.
Whatewer you wannt to
give me is fine. merry
Anastaisa Nobles
Dear Santa,
Do you like the north pole
with the elves moving
around? I hope you come to
my house and have magic
because my door is looked.
For christmas, I want a
butr sckch horse, a ipod, a
Laptot, a braz, and a pos-
Jarisa Lindsey

Dear Santa,
How are you and M.r.s.
Claus doing? How are the
Rain deer doing? I can't
wait for christmas Eve. I
love it when you come to
my house. For christmas. I
want a wii, a bardie pow-
ered Scooter, and a
Nintendo ds. Can you leve
my family a Picture of
your Sled? Bye Santa! See
you this christmas!
Shauna Rayne Norwood

Dear Santa,
I wish tht you could write
me. I live in wochula. My
school is Hilltop ElEmenchr.
Can you leave me a picture
of one of the reindeer? I
hop that you hare a crismis
Yessenia Lagunas

Dear Santa,
How are the elves? I can
wait You to come to My
house and eat? cookies and
mile I want bike, cuptur
and that's all.
Elizabeth Diaz

bear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Santa you are a nice man I
Like your Presents that you
gave me last time. What I
want is The game
SmackDown vx Raw 2008,
two iPods for me and my
Brother, a XBox 360, and
a Playstation3 See you on
Ra'hym Lewis

bear Santa,
How are the elves doing?
Can you please give me 2
black starsteams off
transforms, and the 80
doller bumblee and a new
Kamoflosh 4 wheeler i hop
you give me those.
Jared Noel

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
cluas doing? I hope you
come down my chiminy and
I wish for a ipodd, a rab-
bit, and some markers.
Love Adela
Adela Rojas

Dear Santa,
How are you and the elfs
and mrs. claws doing? I
hope you come to my house
for cookies and peanuts.
can you give me a parrot
and aPawls off electric
diar and The Island Press
Love Jasmine Otero
to Santa

C ass
S am

Dear Santa,
I wish I had a impthree
player and the spider-
man ame. Howa re your
randirs doing? How is our
wife? How is the elves?
Javier Rojas

Dear Santa,
I which i had lots of make-
up. How can your reindeer
fly? I am nice to my
friends and my teacher how
can you elfs maek the wihs
I had a new shos. I wish I
an bratz coloring books and
Cinderalla Coleringbooks
Adelina Luna Munie

bear Santa,
I will al was thing you real
and I hope I can see you
presents and hope i an gtet
a moer controller and
transformer car.
Daniel Everett
Dear Santa
I waht 'new dboga nd a
new game fo r'" critmais
satailow ae critmis satai-
lowe. I want to asic you
something is comi going
well? the end!
Haylee Davis

Dear Santa,
I hope I get a new bike
because when we put air in
the tire it wercks. Please
man I get a mp3player I
really want a laptop. I
really hope I get a swim-
ming pool.
Ruby Rivera

Dear Santa,
I want a chicekn so i can
play with it and name it
Teckue. I want a do named
little foot that plays tage
and hide-and-seek. I want
a laptop I want brats doll
and little brats.
Davina D. Esquivel

Dear Santa,
I like school I like to learn,
I want for Chrismas as DS
and PSp I like to read. I
have a teach name Mrs.
Roger is so nice. Ps my
birthday is on August 21
send m2 presents then Also
Stephanie Macedo,

Dear Santa,
I want a skateboard. I
want a Psp,toyself ipod,
How do u look> I want a
pet hamster. What color
are your rane deer
Billy Derringer
Dear Santa,
I wnt a psp playstation 2
after that I want a x-box
360 how are the elf? HOw
are you? Finally I want a
Pedro Hernandez
Dear Santa,
I want a psp. want color is
you favorite food. I want a
toy elf. I want a basketball
game. Whatn color are you
Miguel Alvarez

Dear Santa,
I would like a psp game
with a game called grand
theft auto. I like it in the
school I can play rad my ar
book and go to P.E and to
art to library. I do my
home work and play with
my friends and everyone
Austin Ambris

Dear Santa,
I want a play station 2
smack don vs Piaw 2008
and Santa how are you rair
der doing? And one other
thing, I want to have a nice'
present for my little sis-
ter, Nala and my big sister
to have good life. I want a
plane that is mp3p. How
are elves are doing?
Jose Estevan Aleman

Dear Santa,
I wish I had a game
Fas one DS game and one
book. I wihs you give me
shoe shoes adn a bike ato
rid at school to play at
home it is fun to play out-
side. It is fun to play lap-
topt to play at home. your
Leonardo Bautista

Dear Santa,
I want makeup for christ-
mas I also want a PSP. I
am nices to my brother and

sister. My moms ard to wat
for I am waiting for them.
All my family loves you. ho
ho ho ho I Ivoe you Merry
Marixa Bermadez

Dear Santa,
I am good Santa. It is fun
to be in school. I wish for
ipod santa I wish for a lap-
top thank you Santa
Hallei Mushrush

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want dol
there called Bratzget me a
baby doll i want new shoes
a teey bear chistmas
Jasmine Carlton

Dear Santa,
I want a mpthree play er
that is pink. i want xbox
laptop thank you santa I
love you santa
Esmeralda Diego

Dear Santa,
What do your elfs work
for Santa. I wish for PSP.
Santa you are a very good
man. Snat I Ivoe you.
Santa I wish for power
tour eletrikcy guiltar
Jason Alamia

Dear Santa,
I what a laptop for
Christmas and are the elf
real adn if they make toy?
Snata can you mke me some
book Santa can you bring
mrs Claus please Santa!
Casey Juarez

Dear Santa,
I wnat a playtstionthree.
Iwantexboxthreesixty. I
wnat a game for my game
boy, I want a skateboard.
how the elfs
Ryan Duisen

Dear Santa,
I love you very very much
nd I wish for a house.
Santa are you man who
makes toys or kids yes or
no? I want a present.
Merry Christmas Santa
Ashley Gonzalez

Dear Santa,
Please with all my hart I
ant an xobx and ipod i have
lots of cookes and milk I
have ben good one more
thing I want an phone
thanks for everything
Carlos Suarez

Dear Santa,
I want a lamb dolls two
dressers adn a tent. Oh
could you wake me up
please? Do you talk to my
parents? If you could tell
my momy to wake me up.
And please get a ring. A
little more toys racetrack.
And one more thing a
prices tier a.
Sierra Coker

Dear Santa,
I wont a nintendo ds a i
have been nice to my mom
and I been cleaning my
room and been nice to my
brthrs and sister and my
cuzins and can your rander
Andy Olivarez



Dear Santa,
Fpr chrismas ill Ike a
inipiia baby dog. I'll even
ek bratz adn a baby puppy
adn 20 dollars adn a real
baby houes and a bike and
2 molsikles and a barbies to
That 's all I want Santa
Dian Delorea C.

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want dol
there called Bratzget me a
baby doll i want new shoes
a teey bear chistmas
Jasmine Carlton

Dear Santa,
Can you by me a bike. I
deserve it cause I listen to
my parents. I listen in
school adn I respect my
family and freinds. Cna you
get me a fourwiler I know i
deserve it. I want to go to
the northpole .to see you.
That is what I want for
Love Santa from
Cierra Jones

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Dear Santa,
I wish i hd a laptop so can
you please git me one for
chirmas. What I have
beendreeming of is a hours
please git them two thongs.
I ant them so baddley.
PIzase git th em for me.
Love, Mahala

Dear Santo,
I would like it if you gave
me a hot wheels race track
and a monster truck and
why is so I can have fun.
Walter Rivera
Dear Santa,
I wont in Christmas to
spendtime with my Dad. I
wish in chrismas i wont a
bike and mony. Snt are you
marid is your wife prgnet?
At christmas a wont a baby
sister. I wish I am a good
at math. I won't a big
bratz. I wont a big sister.
I wont a laop top. I won't a
game boy. I wont a lot of
ooks I wont a dog. I wont

Dear Santa,
I would like a dirt bike for
chrismas a water gun adn
i want a fighting game also
for chrismas a police toy a
ball that glows in the dark
and a shirt that glows in
the dark.


Dear Santa,
What I want for crimes is
a box full of makeup and a
play house and a bratz
computer and a tv and a
bratz chair and a puppy
and a little baby pupy and
a labetop and a jacket and
a outfits and some pretty
shoes and some toys and a
barbie and that is all i want
Casey Juarez

bear Santa,
For Chrismas III like a
teddy bear anf a bobby
doll and a brat doll. Also i
wnt a little bobby kitin
that s all i really want the
real kitten
Judith Zamora
bear Santa,
I want rodoff the red
nose reindeer! I would ove
Some colshcos! I want th
DVD catalpue! I woul deis-.
erv the Wii!l I want a real-
bike. I diserv a real laptop

Dear Santa'
Hay Santa wates up
It just old frand morgna
you know morgan newton If
I am on there Can I pelase
have abike. and a hand
helb if you get it thanky
you Santa. Cna I ride in
you rlsese plese and santa
I am a girl.
Morgan Newtonqww

i want aw new gni "
free tryouts for baseball,
a laptop, idogd scren tv a
baseball teddey bear,
wildcate clothes mp three
player a new house with
stars, new computer
stickers some new bookds
reindeer and saanta dis-
neyland seaworld

Dear Santa,
May i disurve some toys
becusae I have been good
at school and I always
wanted you to come because
love you. I am very sorry I
could not be cause I live in
Florida I will miss u.
Monica Garica Paz
Dear Santa,
I diserv an Ipod cecuseses
I havnt moved me car for
ten weeks. I diserv a xbox
beacues i listen to my mom
and day when they are

talking to me.

Dear Santa,
I want to ride
selay. I want a
adn a for weller p
me mome and j
town near so she c
more time with mi

Dear Santa,
I want a gamel
chrismnas I eserv
i worked hard for
boy how can the le
o you? I hope i gi

Dear Santa,
I want a bike like my
freinds a computer toplay
on a game, and a liptop to
hear song Do I desrf it?
Are you real? Cna rindeers
fuly? can you come to are
Carolina Lopez

Dear Santa,
I diserv a wii nendtendo
and a ps3 and a gameboy
ds what i really i reply really
want is a real fourwheeler.
plees plees plees

bear Santa,
I want a nintendu ds and
Ipod Ili it in neff get one

bear Santa,
4 Christmas I won't some
polies toyes and polis car
and my own computer and a
mp3 player and a cristle
and a pazza party at hilltop
elmemty and I wish that id
didn not have as mul any-
more ai wondt a paly sta-
tion 3 and a football game
and xbox360 and a basket-
ball game and a my houses
and I wont be thankful and
I wont be good swimer
Adrian Martinez
Dear Santa,
I want to get a shirt with
gliter and I want to get a
poly house because I could
play a baby sister. I want
to get a baby toy adn I
want t to get a laptop. I
diserv toys because I am
nice and I am sunderrfull I
want a butefull pants Iwant
to get a sweater adn I
want a get ipode. Are you
mard? I want a crown adn
IS want to get a custum
Lucero Paz

Dear Santa,
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bear Santa,
Merry chrismas! I hope
you enjoy the season.
Please give me some things
I Like so much I Want a
Camra of Bratz a phone
and a Bratx toy. that's all
What I Want From you I
like you to give me some
thing than all that I want a
be Brats.

Abigail Maya
Dear Santa,
I would like a game boy
and one for my sister. I
like some shoes for my
German Arzate
Dear Santa,
I make good grauds in
school. I want a ipod,
pone, psp, playstasin, my
figeatr, know room, hils.
Morgan Lanier

Dear Santa,
Garciela Merry Christmas! I want a
motorcycle and a doll for
my sister. for my morn
in the some flowers, and my Dad
dirt bick a hammer, noils,and more
else give things to work and last I
od down Love you! Please give me a
an spend soccer ball. and I want to
e. see your reindeer picture.
r Cambell Love,
Jose-Luis Santiago

boy for Dear Santa,
ve it sca Merry Christmas! I hope
a game- you,re are engoying the
!tter got season I want a dirtbike.
it it the Love
Kevin Lee Taylor
uan Diaz ~~~
Dear Santa,
I hope your elves are
doing good and making
toys. Can you bring me a
bratz doll? a scooter too, I
want clothes and sheos.
Thank you!
Elia Lagui

Dear Santa,
Merry christmas! I want a
bog, toys of animal and

Dear Santa,
would you please bring me
a skateborud please., would
you please bring me pirte
toy., would you please
bring me a hot weel., would
you please bring me a
Scary costume please.,
would you please bring me a
game boy please., would
you please bring me a huck
toy please would you please
give me a spiderman toy.
Thak you Santa.
David E. Spinoza

bear Santa,
I want a remot conchro
car. and I want a
scatBoerd. give me a Low
rider Bike. Plies give me a
hoow Bik. and I want a
hat. Plies give me hoow
shoos. and I want a
teleBere and I want close
to. Plese give me a little.
Chere Angel Rodriguez

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Dear Santa,
Merry Chrismas I want
you to bring me a Bratz
computer, a blanket, a pair
of shoes but Bratz shoes,
and my very last thing a
nice Mrs. Robitaille
teacher and whatever you
think I lik. Thank you
Jailenne Figueroa

Dear Santa,
Merry Christamas! I hope
that I I'm not on the bad
list. I need a scooter, a
materix phone a purse, a
tier, Play Pone, a
Scapbourd, something for
my mom I think some
clothes, for my mom.
I Love,
Veronica Lynn Molina
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas for
Christmas I spider man
toy. My mom whonts a
nekals for Christmas. My
dad whonts a new fishing

Austin Purser
ho ho ho
merry chrismas.
Dear Santa,
how are the elves are
coming to school you are so
cooll I would like to have a
skateboard, a big doll, a
Hannah Montana oulfit, a
classroom ave my own.
Could I have a horse?
Tiffany Marshall

Dear Santa,
Merry Chrismas I would
like a bumble bee, leg's
clothes, the new Morio
bros,' surf board, skate-
board, scooter, soccer
ball, dodge viper, 40$ and
anything else Id like. Thank
Dane Stenico

bear Santa,
Merry Chrismas I would
like a wii game mp3 player
a scooter skatebord a four
wheeler a spiderman ty a
toy cars.
ho ho ho
meery chritmas
love marcus knight

.Dear Santa,
Happy hoilday, I hope you
come to my house. If you
come. I want a Hannah
Montana doll, ipod, MP3
player. And everything you
want to give me. So I hope
you come. Thank you
Ana Lisbet Corona
Dear Santa,
Merry christmas, I hope
you are enjoying the holi-
day an making stuff for
us. I want all The Game
Anthony Perez

Dear Santa,
merry Chrismas I hope you
are enjoying. The Season
could you give me a. Mp3
julary xbox, xbox36
Veronica Castillo

: Davs

Dear Santa,
I want a X boxs 360. I
wont a puppy a psp and a
your friend,
Matthew Carroll
Dear Santa,
I want a PSP and an Xbox
360. I would also like a
laptop and a gameboy. My
last wish is for an airplane.
your friend
Juan Molina

vling Green


bear Santa,
Merry chrismas. I hope
you enjoying the north
ole. can you bring me a
erring set. Makeup set
Barbie doll. Cheat girl Van.
Bratz toy house. Bratz
camera oaxtion. Bratz
makeup. That is all I
want. I like chrismas day
the best hoilday. It is a
day about. caring sharing.
I will get a howl thing of
Prestens. that I like.
to santa from
Shantel William

bear Santa,
Merry Chrismas! I hop
you're enjoying the season.
Could you please bring me a
pirate toy an ipod
xbox360, MPs player,
clothes, scooter, skate-
baod and whatever else you
think I'd like.
Christian Wabainkee
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas! I hope
you're enjoying the season.
Could you please bring me
an ipo d an mp3 player. I
want some clothes and
some shoes. I want silver
thee. I want a a wii. Thank
Jasmine Wheeler


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Dear Santa,
I would like to tell you
what Iwant for Christmas.
I would like/an idog to lis-
ten to music and I want a
real baby kitten. I want to
boddle feed it. Can you
bring a boddle?
Your friend,
Hanah Revell

Dear Santa,
I want a monople game.
And a new bike for
Crismas. I would like a cat
in my stoking. And a book
so I can read it win I am
not sleepy. all for crismas!
I miss you

Dear Santa,
I would want a bratz doll.
If you don't have any brat
dolls just give a Ipod if you
don't have I'pod's give me
whoever. How are you elfs?
your friend
Julissa Molina
Dear Santa,
I would like to have some
crayons for Christmas. I
would like to have some
pencils so I can nwrie. I
want clothes, towels and
legos. Thank you Santa.
Your friend,
Kaprian Powell
Dear Santa,
I wont a psp and an Xbox
360 and a nittindow and
"my favite is a play tach-
ing. How is the elf doing?
Are they doing good? I
hope so.
your friend,
Jose Espinoza

Dear Santa,
I want a laptop. And a
computer for chrismas.
Santa can also give me a
Barbie house can it come
with a Barbie to. and a wii
game with 19 games in it.
Aliyah Villafuerte
Deor Santa,
I would like to git a golf
cart for Chismas so I can
ride it in the woods. I wont
a psp so I can play it so I
can have fun.
Your friend
Jesus Chavez Munoz
bear Santa,
I would want firewros for
crismmus. I would want a
telifone and a poney.
Please give me these
your friend
Angel Valerio
Dear Santa,
I like the Flicka movie and
a I pup. If that is to much
pick one of them. How are
ou doing Santa? It must
e hard delivering presents
is it?
Your friend,
Alicia Rivera

Dear Santa,
I want a ipod for
Christmas. I will put you
cookies and milk under the
tree. I Love you santa!
Thank you
Jesus Hernandez

Dear Santa,
I would like a mio pup and
a idog. I also Want a candy
cane. I also want a
bunkbed and a robot
hours. I would also lick
some new web kinz. I want
a lap top to. If you can get
a poler bear billdabear that
says Meary Crismas That
wold be grat! Thank you,
your friend
Brianna Waters

Dear Santa,
I would like a toy hello-
copter. May I have Raw
Reabond please? II would
like a wii. I would like a
Xbox and a Xbox 360. I
love you santa!l
Juan Lara
Dear Santa,
I want a four wheeler and
a psp for christmas. If you
bring me these things I will
give you milk and cookies
for you Santa. I Love you
your friend
Ricardo belacruz
Dear Santa,
I would like a xbox 360 if
you don't got one give me A
wii game or a lap top for
christmas or a. Dragon
house with Avatar dragon.
I think it will be fun to play
with it.
your friend,
Juan Gaitan

Dear Santa,
I would like you to get me
a Game like a psp. Also I
would like an Xbox 360 for
me. I want some cardsfor
your frined,
Samuel Godinez

Dear Santa,
I would like a Brat
Computer. I Love you elvs.
I Love you Santa. I've been
good. I won't a phone.
Your friend.
Jazlyn Perry


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Dear Santao,
I am looking forward to
Christmas. I have tried to
be good. I listen to Mom
and bad. I want electric
cars for Christmas, please.
David Reyna

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to
Christmas. I am going to be
in the parade with Mr.
Sevenny. It's going to be
fun! I have tried to be good
and listent to Mrs. Garciar
I UAnt oan x-Box for
christmas, Please. I love
you. Love
Josh Adriani


bear Santa,
I had a great day. -ow
are you? Im in 2nd grade
now and really happy to be.
My teachers Mrs. outly.
She's very nice. and so are
my friend's. I'd like some-
thing for christmas. I'd
like a wii, x-box 36P,
gameboy vcr, play station
3, computer shoe s motor-
cycle clothes, and PSP.
(Please Please Please)'
Merry Christmas Santa.
Thank you
Andrew McQuaig

Dear Santa,
I want a new bike or
skateboard. Can you ge
my two brothers a my
player and my sister a ne
kitchen set with bratx
thts all I what for chris
mas. thank you




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bear Santa,
I live In Forida I am a
good child. I am very good
and I help my mom and I
bin good In school. and I
am good in math and I am
good at spelling and I am
very good at AR test and
December Is my favrit
moth. This Is 4 things I
wot for christmas I wot a
wiI and a psp and a x-box
and a mp3player. Thank y
ou and I am In 2 grad and
my name Is Ismael my
teacher Is Mrs. Outley. I
am 8 years olds and marry
your friend
Ismael Rodriguez

Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. santa
Please bring me a comput-
er, playstation 3 please and
a bike and a dig car toy car
please.Thank you
Josue Garcia

Dear Santa,
I live in Florida. I am 7
years old. My birthday
March 5, Santa please can
you get me an ipod. Can
you get me a playstation
and a bike? Can you get me
a. game boy and a xbox.
Can you get me a go cor
and clothes and shoes. Can
you by me a comper.
Merry Christmas
Thank you
Destinee Jackson-Pace

Dear Santa,
My name is Malik. I am 8
years old. I want a
Motorcycle and a some
clothes and a gameboy and
a scooter and a computer.
Thank you
Malik Gray
Merry christmas

bear Santa,
My name is Dray. Please
bring me a football and a
bascitball and a new bike
please Also a new book
Thank you.
o Dray Miller

Dear Santa,
My name is Naulica and I
am 7 years old. Please
bring me this a Mp3 play-
er, Ipod, scooter, comput-
er, hieelies, clothes, doll-
house, shoes, Bratz doll,
Hannhmatana doll. I was on
the honor roll. last y ear
and this year too.
Thank you
Naulica Henry
I Love you

Dear Santa,
My name is Carlos. I want
for Chistmas a gameboy
please. And you have nice
elves at the north pole. I
am your good friend and I
am doing in school. I made
the honorroll my best
teacher is Mrs. Outley My

irtahday is June
Merry Chirstmas

bear Santa,
My name is 'Al
am in 2nd grad
you to bring me
ents. I now you I
you could bring s
ehts. I'lld like yc
me a doll h

Dear Santa,
My name is Dr
bring me a foot
bascitball and a
please Also a
Thank you.

Dear Santa,
My name is
Please bring me
and a dog and aI
and a new tv ai
and a and some
Please bring a
some clothes and
and a dance fA
tele phone.

bear Santa,
My name is
want a remol
helicopter and ma
want a video gar
and a play sta
please give me
and please gam
the games. Give
stuff if you don
money just 'd

Dear Santa,
My name is Chrisian. The
things I wont for Chrismas
ia PSP gameboy a wii. com-
puter, some shoes and I am
8 years old. Please santa.
I am Christian. Merry
Chrismas. I am in Mrs.
Outleys class.
Thank You santa.
Christian Hernandez

Dear Santa,
My name is Oscar. I am
eight years old. This is
what I want for Chrstmas.
Please bring me a wii and
an x-box, games and games
for the wii. please Santa.
please Merry christmas.
Thank you
Oscar Trevino

9, 0UUU. Dear Santa,
My name is Alexis. I am
Thank you, seven years old. I am from
arlos Pyatt Mrs. Outley's class. I live
in Florida. I want an I-pod
I an I and a scooter. Please bring
ejandra. I e a DVD playerand a lap-
e. I want top for Christmas. Please
like prekids so bring me a game boy, some
like kids so clothes, books a bike,
ome pbres- skates and a dollhouse and
us or bratz. Please bring me a
house For puppy. Merry Christmas. I
Thank you am in second grade.
Alejandra Thank you,
Alexis McBride

*ay. Please Dear Santa,
'ball and a My name is Victoria. I am
new bike 8 years old. Please give me
ne b a new dollhouse to Play
new book with. My little sister at
broy Miller home. and I were good this
ray Mill year. Christmas is my
favorite hoilday. Merry
Jakevis. Christmas Santa.
a toy robot Thank you,
teddy bear Victoria Gomez
nd a radio ~~~
new books. Dear Santa,
new bike, My name is Yareli Lopez. I
I a football want a DVD player. Please
oor and a Santa My teacher name is
Mrs. Outley. I am 7 years
Thank you, old. I am good at school. I
levis Brown am good at math. I want a
doll too. Please santa. All
day I was good. and a
Zachary. I computer. Thank you
te control Yareli Lopez
motorcycle. I
ne like a wii
tion 3 and
a game cub Dear Santa,
ies with all My name is Miranda. Can
me all the I pleas get an I-pod, and
it have the oan computers and books,
drop some and you need cookes I left
you some I hop they are
Thank you good. 'hnk you
;hary Hooks :Miranda Adayou
SChristmas Ilove you

Dear Santa,
My name is Stephanie, I
l am 7 years old. My
teacher's Mrs. Outley. I
want a dollhouse Please
Santa. Also an Ipod and a
scooter. I would like a bike
and a doll and a some
clothes and some shoes.
And somebook. Merry
Christmas Santa
Thank You
Stephanie, Figueoa
Bf ~~

Dear Santa,
My name is Destiny. I ben
good at school I have
freinds at school. they play
with me, Santa I want
some clothes, and shoes.
Please Santa, an some
bratz with clothes Please,
I want a Girl puppey, an
some hilless, bike you,
Thank you,
Destiny Vidaurri
Dear, Santa,
My name is Denise. I am 7
years old. my birthday is
July 2, Christmas is the
best year. I am in second
grade I've been making
onor rolls. My teacher is
Mrs. Outley. Please Santa
I want a fake puppy.
Thank you,
Denise Garza

| Mrs.

bear Santa,
I went, a pupey for chismes
and I wet to warmack and I
sow a box of maked and I
toll my mom if I can biy It
bet she sed no and I tell hre
if Santo will give it for me
for chismes I weted to tell
you if you will get if for me
if you are or if you not rite
yess or noit is rite here -
yess or no.
Kaylee Lozano

bear Santa,
Santa clous I like yuo
because you gif people pres-
ent to the world mene people
like Santa clous because his
a good man to the world.
Gavin Cranford
Dear Santa,
I want something for chri-
mas santa I want a Dirtbike
and a pink doll house for
chrimas. And I want a rood-
of the red nose of a doll.
Diana Gutierrez

Dear Santa,
I want a bike I like them
very much the kyoosante
Miriam gonzalez

Dear Santa,
I would like to git a golf
cart for Chismas so I can
ride it in the woods. I wont
a psp so I can play it so I
can have fun.
Your friend
Jesus Chavez Munoz
Dear Santa,
What I like for christmas is
a playstion and abicsy for
christmas vere much.
Darius Johnson
Dear Santa,
I wot a dirdick and skatdord
and a bices.
Jordian Ayala

Dear Santa,
I went a pupy for Christmas
.So I can play withhim and a
colerg book With a big pack
of crayola and a fly deer one
of yours.
Ray Ramirez

Dear Santa,
I hope you get this letter to
get me some toys. I want a
Xbox 360, ipod, Plaster3, a
psp please Santa Clous.
Ricardo Alamia
Dear Santa,
I hope you bring me gifts on
Christmas bay. I want all
That' so raven clothes. I
want's lots of gifts.
Nakeisha A. Lemaine
Dear Santa,
I want a Xbox360 and a
play- staishon and a
netendods and a game so I
can play the games.
Jose Gonzalez

Dear Santa,
What I wan tfor Christmas
is a Skatebord because I will
reley like it because I never
got it for my brithday will
you if for me plaes thank you
santa claus.
Oscar Voladez

Dear Santa,
I want a cumpi
baby doll so that
games that's wh'
computer and my b
that I can sleep
Thats what I

bear Santa,
I want a mortciksikle I Love
my mom so I Kiss her on
Monday, Tuesday. I wan to
ring for her. I want a car
for her.
JaQuarius Blanding

Dear Santa,
I hope you give me some
gifts. I want a gameboy and
toys. I even want a doll so I
could paly with. I want a
nintendo D.S. I want some
clothes to.
Jenny Lopez
bear Santa,
I want a Hannmotan doll and
a new houes and a Hanan and
mily postor. Santa I like
* rueop he is nice reindeer I
think you shood give him a
presents. Santa I like
cholatechip cookies sas you
and the milk and I like your
Jasmine Mendoza
bear Santa,
I want a play station and a
computer and a ps2 and z
xbox 360 and a skatbord and
a halecopter.
your friend
Fernando Orozco
banr Santna

I what a cumputurll so I can
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I can play dot wuck I all rede have
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aby doo so cumputurll so wen I'm dun
with her wetul my homework I can
want for play erit. and I can do math
on it or reading on it.
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vated for writing. Free books
were also distributed to some of
the Hardee County teachers.
Although Wauchula is a small
town, Forney still remembers
the impact its teachers left on
"Teachers from Wauchula
have been coming to my semi-
nars for years. They are still
the warmest and most enthu-
,siastic teachers I know," said
Forney hopes her positive
motivation and creative ideas
will help teachers here feel
more confident about leading
Hardee County students to vic-
tory, not only on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test but in life.
Man is a knot, a web, a mesh
into which relationships are
tied. Only those relationships
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

2 Local Youngsters In Rodeo Finals
Two Hardee County youths
were high enough in the points
standings to participate in the
finals of the Combee Rodeo
Association held in Lakeland
on Nov. 16-17.
This is an accumulation ot f
points, earned over the nine- i
month saddle and buckle series.
Both youngsters provided
their families and the crowd M
with exciting endings to the
season. h
Seven-year-old Dawson Can-
tu is in the Tots division. On
Friday night, in the calf riding,
Dawson was the only rider to
cover his calf, giving him an
edge in points for the lead.
On Saturday, his competitor
rode with a higher score, leav-
ing Dawson in second place tbr
the season. In his other events,
he ranked second in breakaway
roping, fourth in pole-bending,
fifth in goat-tying, and sixth in
barrel racing.
Jacey Johnson, a 12-year-old COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY GREG
who rides in the Juniors divi- Dawson won the calf-riding for his Tots division.
sion in her events, was a star.
She ended up winning -three
saddles placing first in barrel
racing, first in pole-bending,
and being crowned the All-
Around Junior Cowgirl. Her
other event, goat-tying, landed
her a respectable third place fin-
But it was the pole-bending
that made an exciting Saturday
night. After the competition,
Jacey was in a tie (to the thou-
sandth of a second) with anoth-
er cowgirl. So the two girls had
to ride a "sudden death" tie-
breaker. Jacey rode first with a
clean run and a good score, and
ended up beating her competi-
tor by less than 3/10ths of a "

To help all created things, that .
is the measure of our respon- .,
sibility; to be helped by all,
that is the measure of our Jacey won Juniors barrel racing.
-Gerald Vann

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2D The Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2007

--Schedule Of Weekly Services

Printed as. a'Publc SIice

The, He i J .
Wauchula,'Iloia .:

Deadline: Thursday 5p.'


310 Orange St.
Sunday Morning...........710:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..... ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ................7:30 p.m.

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.

Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
725 Palmetto St.
' 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.
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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.

Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1l 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............-..... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.

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.

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

607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

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

E. Broward St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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


Murray Road off Hwy. 17
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.

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

128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs. ...... ........ 7:30 p.m.


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

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.

202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training................. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m,
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:00 p.m.

131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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.


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

225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Sunday 10:00 a.m.

529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
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

6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Sqrvice ..................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Will Duke Road
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.
Martin Luther King Blvd.
807 S. 8th Ave.

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630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting..............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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)
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..............9:45 a.m.
Servicio de'Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicaeiod1f 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
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.
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
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ...................1..0:00 a.m.
Morning Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
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.
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:0( a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship .........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

1397 South Florida Avenue
Sunday'Scltol ................ ...9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
STuesday Youth Service..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ..............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:00 p.m.
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.

511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos 6:00p.m.

Miercoles 7:00 p.m.

Old Bi-adenton Road
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning ................10:00 a.m
Tuesday Evening ................7:30 p.m
Thursday Evening................7:30 p.m.


Sunday Evening .................. 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 13~1N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ....; ...........I11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ....................11:00 a.m.
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.

10 Martin Luther King Ave.
Morn. Worship ................(...(lst & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 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.

912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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.

1643 Stenstrom Road,- 773-285$
1" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2'" & 41' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday afier service

149 Manley Road East Main 773-
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Serviee ...... .....;:. Il-00 aim-
Wed..Evenig pPrayer ...,,i.,..7.:00 p m.

3365 North US HIwy 17
Morning Service ........... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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.
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

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.
1511 US Hwy 17 N. 873-1148
Sunday School.............. ......9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1.0:30 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
SBC Affiliation

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.

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.

1652 Old Bradenton Road
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.

1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.


1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning'Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m,
Wed. Night Fam. Trailing ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
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.

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.

(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.

1720 W. Main
Sunday Service ..............1...11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.


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

Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
Sunday 10:00 a.m.

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.

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.

Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m.

South Hwy. 17 494-5456
' Sunday School ..................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


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64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................:.6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.

Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship .............7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
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.

Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday . .................0:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday 6:00 p.m.

2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs oin Hwy. 66
Sunday School. . ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship ...........7-9 p.m.
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.

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

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.

320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ..............1.....0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Training Union .................5..:500 p.m.
*-Evening Worship ;,,,,.. .......... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .....7. ...;..7:00 p.m.

Michael A. Guido

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
Gratitude proclaims strength and
produces success. Ingratitude
poisons your attitudes and para-
lyzes your abilities.

What is home? Homen is the
place where wejiva, a Pddce of
rest at the end of the day. It Is
a blend of mortar and
memories, a root overyour
head, the place where you
were raised or teel you belong.
II may be a mansion on a bill
or a cramped apartment in the
city... the house your lather
bull or the builder's latest
model... but only you and your
family call it home. Homelsa
part ol you.
Thousands of years ago, the
psalmists sang praises of the
dwelling place of the Lord
Almighty. King David realized
that through his life and
beyond, being close to God
gave him a sense of home.
With the Lord as his shepherd,
he believed that goodness and
Slove would follow him and he
would "dwell in the house of
the Lord forever" (Psalm 23:6).
We can feel close to God
when we visit His sanctuary,
our house of worship. It's a
place where we belong,
7 another place we can call
home. Take refuge with God in
His house.

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

'P ece iiver growers

Wholesale Nursery

Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
P.O. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL

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meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
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
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
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 thecoolers, 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 250000001300000
14.94MOL ac W1/2 of NWI/4 of NW1/4 LESS that part N of public hwy. LESS rd
R/W S26, T35S, R25E
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

will hold a
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. e9 Ave., Wauchula, Florida. All interested persons shall
have the right to be heard. In rendering any decision the Boards shall rely
solely On testimony that is -relevant and material. Although minutes of the
Public Hearings will be recorded; anyone wishing to appeal any decision made
at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 12:13,20c

During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
Dec. 16, Maryjane Rae Macias, 28, of 3551 Palmetto St.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
Dec. 16, criminal mischief on CR 664 and a theft on Hardee
Street were reported.
Dec. 15, Daniel Balderas, 35, of 565 Cypress St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on two counts on non-support.
Dec. 15, a fight on Civic Center Drive, criminal mischief at
U.S. 17 South and Will Duke Road, and a theft on U.S. 17 South
were reported.
Dec. 14, Troy Coleman Dickey, 33, of 2026 Rigdon Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
Dec. 14, William Truitt Wells, 24, of 708 Harvey St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
Dec. 14, Danny Fred Faulk, 56, of 1012 New York Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with
possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and
resisting an officer without violence.
Dec. 13, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 North, burglary of a con-
veyance on U.S. 17 South, and a fight on North Florida Avenue
were reported.
Dec. 12, Lewis Eric Brown, 29, of 1040 Makowski Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette on charged of
failure to register as a sex offender and failure of a sex offender to
report change of address.
Dec. 12, Mackinson St. Fort, 37, was arrested by Det. Andrew
McGuckin and the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and
charged with selling marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent
to sell within 1,000 feet of a church or school, possession of drug
paraphernalia and non-support.
Dec. 12, Luciano Lara, 39, of Harvest House, 5 Riverside
Drive, Sarasota, was arrested by several officers on charges of flee-
ing to elude a police officer without regard for safety, driving with
knowledge of a suspended license, probation violation and four
counts non-support.
Dec. 12, burglary of a conveyance on Crewsville and
Scarborough roads, a vehicle stolen on Boyd Cowart Road, a rob-
bery at Will Duke Road and U.S. 17 South, a fight on Merle
Langford Road and SR 66 and a theft on Knollwood Circle were
Dec. 11, Larry Dwayne Ison, 26, of 620 Oakland Road,
Auburndale, was arrested on a charge of contempt of court.
Dec. 11, Michael Donahoe, 45, of 160 E. Valencia Dr.,
Bartow, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with lar-
ceny and trespass on property other than a structure.
Dec. 11, Rashay Renard Melton, 21, of 761 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with resisting
an officer without violence.
Dec. 11, a fight on Wilkerson Road, and thefts on Johnston
Road, U.S. 17 North and SR 62 were reported.
Dec. 10, Joseph Harland Rimes, 29, of 3218 John Carlton
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge

December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 3D
of contempt of court.
Dec. 10, a residential burglary on U.S. 17 North, a vehicle
stolen on Shaw Road, and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.
Dec. 16, John Thomas Underwood, 50, of 302 Azalea Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with
Dec. 16, Sergio Rodriguez, 30, of 611 Harvey St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with possession of
marijuana, fraud by giving a false ID to a law enforcement officer,
failure to appear in court and three traffic violations.
Dec. 16, a theft on East Oak'Street was reported.
Dec. 15, a business burglary on North Fourth Avenue and a
fight on North Florida Avenue were reported.
Dec. 14, Weston Lee Johnson, 21, P.O. Box 112, was arrested
by Sgt. John Eason and charged with indecent exposure in public.
Dec. 14, a vehicle stolen on Inglis Way and a fight on West
Main Street were reported.
Dec. 13, Ruben Elisondo, 27, of 635 S. Fifth Ave., Wauchula,
and John Russell Aleshire,.26, of 512 S. llth Ave., Wauchula, were
arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and each charged with disorderly
Dec. 13, a fight on South Burris Avenue was reported.
Dec. 12, a residential burglary on North 10th Avenue and
criminal mischief on Louisiana Street were reported.
Dec. 10, Bradley Chad Nord, 18, of 907 S. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with bat-
tery and criminal mischief with damage to property.
Dec. 10, Enedelia Lopez, 28, of 3152 Jack Jones Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
Dec. 10, Jevon Lee Burks, 27, of 515 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with
loitering/prowling and resisting an officer without violence.
Dec. 14, Thomas Lorenzo Everett, 52, of 5009 Snelling Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges on charges
of building a bonfire within 10 feet of a road and failure to control
or report a fire.
Dec. 14, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.
Dec. 13, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.
Dec. 12, Adolfo Granbich Vado, 26, of 104 Keysville Road,
Plant City, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged
with DUI and no valid license.
Dec. 11, burglary on a conveyance on U.S. 17 North was
Dec. 16, Jody Lee Mendoza, 23, and Robert Lee Mendoza, 45,
of 3551 Poplar St., Zolfo Springs, were arrested by Ofc. Jose
Ventura and each charged with possession of amphetamine and
possession of drug paraphernalia. Robert Mendoza was also
charged with a traffic violation.
Dec. 16, a theft on Redbird Lane was reported.
Dec. 15, Adrian Florez, 33, of Garden Apartments, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. James Cunha and charged with disorderly
Dec. 10, criminal mischief on SR 64 East and a theft on Fifth
Street West were reported.

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4D The Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2007
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an
election will be held in each county in Florida, on January 29, 2008, for the ratification or
rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Florida.

No. 1
Ballot Title:

Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With
respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except
for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to
$500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. With respect to non-
homestead property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal
property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property
except for school district taxes.

In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead
property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead
within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead;
except, if this revision is approved by the electors in January of 2008 and if the new home-
stead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must have been relin-
quished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just value than the previous one, the
accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just value, the
amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed
$500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of
tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10
percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as
defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership
or control if provided by general law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes.
This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the elec-
tors in the general election held in 2018.

Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than
$25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as
currently provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008,
or to take effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November of
2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property shall first
apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a special election held on January
29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in the general
election held in November of 2008.


SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or
public purposes shall be exempt froni taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the
municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the
property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational,
literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from tax-
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family
residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general
law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is
blind.or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less
than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and
subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and econom-
ic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing
businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordi-
nance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such
ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by
or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion
of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new busi-
ness and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing business. The
amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The
period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of
an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemp-
tion shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or munic-
ipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be grant-
ed an ad valorem tax exemption to a renewable energy source device and to real property
on which such device is installed and operated, to the value fixed by general law not to
exceed the original cost of the device, and for the period of time fixed by general law not to
exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and
subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad
valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted
only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this
exemption and thq requirements for eligible properties must. be specified by general law.
The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be
determined by general law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand
dollars of the assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be
exempt from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regulations shall be prescribed which
shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or

land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by gener-
al law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade
and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be clas-
sified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article
shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the
effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st
of each year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (Q%) of the assessment for the prior year.
6. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S.
City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as
initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead proper-
ty shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year. unless the provisions
of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of

the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. That assessment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall
be assessed as provided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, or improvement,,the property shall be assessed as provided
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be
assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of, the provisions of this
amendment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the deci-
sion of such court shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who established's a new homestead as of January 1. 2009, or January
1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to
Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately preceding the
establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at
less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008. a person who establish-
es a new homestead as of January 1. 2008. is entitled to have the new homestead assessed
at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1
2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as fol-l
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value
of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was aban-
doned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new home-
stead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500.000 or the difference between the just
value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just Value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the
prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead
and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph
is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so
that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500.000.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall
provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the
provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance
that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such char-
acter or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The
requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction
in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed
value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property
for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents
or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of the grand-
parents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such
a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of
the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real
property, as defined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not sub-
ject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) shall change only
as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date
of assessment provided by law: but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any
change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter., such property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be
assessed as provided for by general law: however, after the adjustment for any change.
addition. reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this sub-
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that
is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f)
shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date
of assessment provided by law: but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten per-;
cent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general lawi
is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by gen-
eral law. including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions. or improvements to such property shall be
assessed as provided for by general law: however, after the adjustment for any change, addi-
tion, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsec-

SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.--
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains
thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent
upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special ben-
efits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five five thousand dollars and, for all levies other
than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and
up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner pre-
scribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, joint-
ly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership repre-
senting the owner's or member's proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a
leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect
to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provi-
sions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed
on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of
homestead property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or
with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate
assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corpo-
ration, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed

value of the property.
(c) By gonoral law and oubjoot to oonditionc opooifiod thoroin, tho oxomption shall
bo inoroacod to a total of twonty fivo thousand dollar of tho accoccod valuo of tho roal
octato for oach school dictriot lovy. By gonoral law and oubjoot to oonditionc opooifiod thoro
in, tho oxomption for-all othor lovioc may bo inoroacod up to an amount not oxoooding ton
thousand dollar of tho aooocood valuo of tho roal ootato if tho ownor hac attainod agg oixty
fivo or ic totally and pormanontly dicablod and if tho ownor ic not ontitlod to tho oxomption
provided in cubooction (d).
(d) By gonoral law and cubjoot to condition opooifiod thoroin, tho oxomption hall
bo incroacod to a total of tho following amount of aceoccod valuo of roal octato for oaoh
lovy othor than thomo of cohool dictriotc: fiftoon thousand dollars with roopoot to 1080
ac'oocmonte; twonty thousand dollars with roopoot to 1081 accoconontc; twenty fivo thou
cand dollar with roopoct to accooemontc for 1082 and oaoh yoar thoroaftor. I lewovor, cuoh
inoroaco hall not apply with roopoot to any accocomont roll until cuoh roll ic first dotorminod
to bo in compliance with tho provicionc of cootion 4 by a tateo agonoy dooignatod by gon
oral law. This cuboootion hall otand ropoalod on tho offootivo dato of any amondmont to
cootion 4 which providoc for tho ascocomont of homootoad property at a epooifiod poroont

ago of itc juct valuo.

Continued On 5D

December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 5D

The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
Jose Alberto Flores, 27,
Bowling Green, and Susana
Rodriguez, 28, Bowling Green.
Jose L. Turrubiates-D, 44,
Wauchula, and Maria Guada-
lupe Sierra, 40, Wauchula.
Jose Daniel Rojas, 31, Wau-
chula, and Maria Delcarmen
Deleon, 25, Wauchula.
Joshua David Plumley, 18,
Wauchula, and Jessica Lynn
Ward, 17, Bowling Green.
Juan Carlos Cavazos, 30,
Bradenton, and Sijvia Garcia-
Delatorre, 35, Bradenton.
Clyde Mathis, 30, Bowling
Green, and Michella Mortono
McKinnie, 43, Pinellas Park.
Dwayne Scott Alexander, 22,
Bowling Green, and Kimberly
Michelle Patarini, 19, Wau-

The following small claims
cases were disposed.of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Palisades Acquisitions V
LLC vs. Carla Nava and Vicki
Nava, dismissed for lack of
Adventist Health Systems
Sunbelt Inc. d/b/a Florida
Hospital Heartland vs. Lupe
Juarez, judgment.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Barbara Miranda, voluntary

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Jose Manuel Aquino, domes-
tic battery, probation 12 months
with condition of 29 days in jail
with credit for time served
(CTS), 26-week batters inter-
vention class, no weapons of
firearms, no contact with vic-
tim, $667 fine and court costs,
$40 public defender fee, restitu-
tion to be set, 55 hours commu-
nity service.
Kelang Ceroy, domestic bat-
tery, transferred to pretrial
diversionary program.
Santos Diaz, battery and
resisting an officer without vio-
lence, probation 12 months,
alcohol abuse evaluation and
treatment, stay away from vic-
tim, warrantless search and
seizure, $667 fine and court
-Bonifasi Gonzalez-Lnpez,
disorderly intoxication and giv-
ing a false ID to a law enforce-
ment officer, 60 days CTS,
$315 fine and court costs.
Salvador Lito, two counts
disorderly intoxication, trespass
and resisting arrest without vio-

Continued From 4D

lence, 45 days CTS, $40 public
defender fee; possession of
marijuana, probation 12
months, drug abuse evaluation
and treatment, random drug
screens, warrantless search and
seizure, 50 hours community
Henry Marshall Jr., disorder-
ly intoxication, probation six
months, warrantless search and-
seizure, random alcohol
screens, no alcohol or bars,
$315 fine and court costs.
Maira Sanchez, possession of
drug paraphernalia, 12 months
probation, substance abuse
evaluation and treatment, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, 50 hours commu-
nity service.
Karista Newsome, petit theft,
probation six months, stay out
of store, ACS school, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Reynol Hernandez Perez,
petit theft, estreated bond. .
Albin Ramirez, petit theft,
estreated bond.
Lela Mae Jackson, giving a
false name to a law enforce-
ment officer, adjudication with-
held, $315 fine and court costs.

The following criminal traf-
fic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Idalia Badillo, possession of
a suspended license and driving
while license suspended
(DWLS), adjudication with-
held, $330 fine and court costs.
Gabriel Aguilar, racing on
highway amended to care-
less driving, adjudication with-
held, $185.50 fine and court
Jasinto J. Buenrostro, DUI,
probation 12 months, license
suspended six months, random
alcohol screens, no alcohol or
bars, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, $640.50 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fees, 50 hours community ser-
vice; DWLS, $100 court costs.
Amy Mcquaig, DWLS adju-
dication withheld, probation six
months, best effort to get valid
license, $330 fine and court
costs, 25 hours community ser-
vice; DWLS, not prosecuted.
- Bonifasi Gonzalez-Lopez,
violation of probation (original
charge DUI), probation re-
voked, four months in jail CTS.
Moises Delcid Nolasco, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge DUI), probation re-
voked, 120 days CTS, license

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(c)(e} By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature
may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem
tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by gen-
eral law.
(d).() The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the
purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant
an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person
who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent res-
idence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as
defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must
allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits pre-
scribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law,
and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this sub-
section for changes in the cost of living.
ej()g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently
disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on
homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the
veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United
States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service.
The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent,
service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to
the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military
service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the
percentage of the veteran's serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably
identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge.
If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the
,applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may .-reapply. The
Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent
years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not
require implementing legislation.


SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assess-

ments.--The amendments to Sections 3. 4. and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exe
tion for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exempt
authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit from the limitations on the assessment of hc
stead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or r
tion at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29. 2008. shall take e
upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1. 2008. or. if
mitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next- general election,
take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendment
Section 4 of Article VII craatina subsections (f) and (a) of that section, creatine a limit

on annual assessment increases for specified real property, shall take effect upon appi
of the electors and shall first limit assessments beginning January 1. 2009. if approved
special election held on January 29. 2008, or shall first limit assessments beginning Jan
1. 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (f)
(g) of Section 4 of Article VII are repealed effective January 1. 2019: however, the legisle
shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (f)
ta) which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the

ky VVIV I lxl
l are election of 2018 and, if approvedl, shall take effect January 1. 2019.

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suspension continue until com-
plete probation conditions.
Melissa Denise Darty,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$185 fine and court costs.
Ismael DeSantiago, racing on
highway amended to reck-
less driving, adjudication with-
held, $259.25 fine and court
Saul Gonzalez, DWLS, es-
treated bond.
Lela Mae Jackson, two
counts DWLS, adjudication
withheld, $185 fine and court
Donna Gail King, DWLS,
$435 fine and court costs.
Jesus Perez-Garcia, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs.
Stephen Delbert Speer, racing
on highway amended to
careless driving, adjudication
withheld, $185.50 fine and
court costs.
Tammy Wilson, DWLS, ad-
judication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs. ,
Sandra Williamson, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs.
Gerardo Mendoza, leaving
the scene of a crash with prop-
erty damage, no valid license.
and no registration, time served,
$435 fine and court costs.
Isidro Diaz Sanchez, DWLS
and no registration, three days
CTS, $330 fine and court costs.

The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Candace Kilpatrick vs. Soph-
ia Ivery, petition for injunction
for protection.
Phuc Than Bach and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Mai Thi Tuyet Bach, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
Sophia Ivery vs. Candace
Kilpatrick, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Michael Edwin Blair et aux
vs. Eleanor Mary Glorius
Rooks and Edward C. Rooks,
petition to clear property title.
Helen White vs. Jean Darlene
White, petition for injunction
for protection.
Crystal Sanchez vs. Alex-
ander Sanders, petition for in-
junction for protection.
Esmeralda Guajardo and
DOR vs. Enrique Garza, peti-
tion for administrative child
support order.
Martha W. Smith and DOR
vs. Bradford A. Atchley, peti-
tion for child support.
Mayela Hernandez and DOR
vs. Roberto Zapote-Fermin,
petition for child support.
Michael Starnes vs. Ronald I.
Moye and Moye Farms Inc.,
Cherylene Denise Carlton



and DOR vs. Katonya Larraine
Perry, petition for child support.
Simona Tapia vs. Augustin
Ancelmo, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Crystal Gale Bledsoe vs.
William Chad Bledsoe, petition
for injunction for protection.
Vandolah Power Co. LLC vs.
Kathy L. Crawford, property
appraiser, Zeralda Smith, tax
collector and Lisa Echeverri,
executive director of DOR,
petition for relief from taxes.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
Mandy Bell vs. Curtis Bell,
temporary injunction for pro-
tection extended.
Betty A. Roland and DOR vs.
William Doyle Roland Jr., child
support order.
Latoya Diana Roundtree and
DOR vs. Henry Lee Rivers,
child support order.
Jessica Nicole Taylor and
DOR vs. Robert A. Doyle, child
support order.
Amber K. Lee and DOR vs.
Joshua S. Walters, child support
Angie Garza and DOR vs.
Enrique Herrera, child support
Whitney Paige Justice vs.
Shane Eugene Barrington, child
support order.
Rosa Fatima Iribar vs. Mar-
lene Ramirez, dismissal of tem-
porary injunction for protec-
Kiona Duenas vs. Juan Pol-
lock, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
Meko Wakeley vs. Calvin
McLeod, injunction for protec-

Tanya Sexton-Webb o/b/o
minor child vs. Vicki Adcox,
injunction for protection.
Erin C. Jackson and DOR vs.
Alejandru Alvarado, child sup-
port contempt order.
Myrtle E. Weeks and DOR
vs. Diane Olivia Radandt, mod-
ification of child support.
Michelle Vermilye and James
Yeomans vs. Guadalupe Alma-
guer and Nationwide Mutual
Fire Insurance Co., joint stipu-
lation for dismissal approved.
Suzanne Hernandez and
DOR vs. Lucio Camacho, peti-
tion to modify child support
Ceola J. King and DOR vs.
Latrice Delores Pough, child
support order.
Jesus Alamia Rodriguez and
DOR vs. Catherine Marie Pel-
ham, child support suspended.
Joe Skitka vs. Charles Skitka,
voluntary dismissal of tempo-
rary injunction for protection.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of

the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Adam Acuna, violation of
probation (original charge pos-
session of methamphetamine),
violation affidavit withdrawn,
resume probation with same
Pete Arthur Byers, violation
of probation (original charge
arson),,violation affidavit with-
drawn, resume probation with
same conditions.
Lakeeska R. Ennist, battery
on a detention detainee, 180
days to be spent at Bowling
Green Youth Academy, $320
court costs and $115 public
defender fees placed on lien.
Johnny Ray Harris Jr., aggra-
vated fleeing to elude a police
officer and resisting arrest-with-
out violence, estreated bonds.
Carl Dean King, petit theft and
carrying a concealed weapon,
one year community control -
house arrest, followed by one
year probation, $320 court costs
and $115 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Esteban Mendiola, felony
fleeing to elude a police officer,
estreated bond.
Gladys Faye Merchant, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge uttering a forged instru-
ment), one year community
control with drug abuse condi-
tions including warrantless
search and seizure, and same
other conditions.
Christopher Lee Nichols, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge arson), resume probation
with same conditions.
Normil Normius, grand theft
and violation of probation
(original charges lewd act and
attempted lewd molestation),
probation revoked, two years
community control followed by
two years probation, $495 fine
and court costs, $190 public
defender fees and $2,000 resti-
tution added to outstanding
fines and fees.
Bonnie Spiker, violation of
probation (original charges
grand theft and possession of
cocaine with intent to sell), time
served, probation terminated.
Noel Santiago, false impris-
onment and domestic battery,
not prosecuted.
Chad Edward Renaud, pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to sell, possession of marijuana,
possession of opium and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
three years drug offender pro-
'1 !, : ,.

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
December 21, 2007 at 10:00 am at the Wauchula
State Bank parking lot located at 106 East Main
Street, Wauchula FL 33873. 12:13-20c

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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

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Display & Classified Ad Deadlines:

Friday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m. for Dec. 26 edition.

Friday, Dec. 28, at 5 p.m. for Jan. 3 edition.

Office Closings:

Monday, Dec. 24, at noon.

Monday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m.


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
Mobile Home Park, 237 Maxwell Dr., Wauchula, FL 33873.l

Crystal Lake Village Mobile Home Park

237 Maxwell Drive Wauchula, FL 33873.
(863) 773-3582. 12:13-20c

bation, license suspended two
years, curfew, warrantles,;
search and seizure, random
drug screens, $495 fine and
court costs, 100 hours commu-
nity service; two counts.posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, not

The, following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Developers Group of Tampa
Bay Inc. to Gloria Barboza,
Ashleigh Logan Harned to
Dennis Shane and Ashleigh
Logan Harned, $36,000.
Andres Santana and Geno-
veva Mondragon to Jeffrey T.
and Kelly A. Johnson,
George Robert and Revona
Kay Yeager and Amanda
Pacheco to Chad and Stephanie
Bauch, $80,000.
Carlton Campbell to John A.
Solomon, $83,000.
Helene M. Pancoast as
trustee to Hugh Bell Muller and
Grove Place Investment LLC,

School News
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Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
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and teachers. Identify pho-
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6D The Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2007


El que suscribe, Kurt S. Browning, Secretario de Estado del Estado de Florida, por medio
del present notifica que se realizard una elecci6n en cada condado de Florida, el 29 de
enero de 2008, para la ratificaci6n o rechazo de una propuesta de revisi6n de la Constituci6n
del estado de Florida.

No. 1

Titulo de la papeleta de votaci6n:

Resumen de la votacl6n:
Esta revisi6n propone cambios a las Constituci6n del Estado relatives a los impuestos sobre
la propiedad. Con relaci6n a los bienes destinados a vivienda familiar, esta revision: (1)
incrementa la exenci6n sobre bienes destinados a vivienda familiar con excepci6n de los
impuestos para distritos escolares y (2) permit que los propietarios de bienes destinados a
vivienda familiar transfieran hasta $500.000 de sus beneficios Save-Our-Homes para su
pr6xima vivienda familiar. Con relaci6n a los bienes no destinados a vivienda familiar, esta
revision (3) proporciona una exenci6n de $25.000 para bienes muebles tangibles y (4) limi-
ta los incrementos en la tasaci6n para determinados inmuebles no destinados a vivienda
familiar con excepci6n de los impuestos a los distritos escolares.

En mayor detalle, esta revisi6n:
(1) Incrementa la exenci6n sobre vivienda familiar al eximir el valor de tasaci6n
entire $50.000 y $75.000. Esta exenci6n no se aplica a impuestos de distritos escolares.
(2) Prev6 la transferencia de los beneficios acumulados Save-Our-Homes. Los
propietarios de viviendas familiares podrAn transferir su beneficio Save-Our-Homes a una
nueva vivienda familiar dentro de 1 afio y no mas de 2 afios despubs de abandonar su ante-
rior vivienda familiar; except en el caso de que esta revisi6n sea aprobada por los electores
en enero de 2008 y si la nueva vivienda familiar se establece el 1 de enero de 2008, la
vivienda familiar anterior se tendra que haber abandonado en 2007. Si la nueva vivienda
familiar tiene un valor just superior al de la anterior, se puede transferir el beneficio, si la
nueva vivienda familiar tiene un valor just inferior, se reducird el monto del beneficio a trans-
ferir. El beneficio transferido no puede superar los $500.000. Esta disposici6n se aplica a
todos los impuestos.
(3) Autoriza una exenci6n a los impuestos sobre inmuebles de $25.000 del valor
tasado de los bienes muebles tangibles. Esta disposici6n se aplica a todos los impuestos.
(4) Limita los incrementos de tasaci6n respect a determinados bienes inmuebles
no destinados a vivienda familiar hasta un 10 por ciento por afio. La propiedad se tasard al
valor just con posterioridad a una mejora, segin se la define por ley general, y si la ley gen-
eral lo dispone podra tasarse a valor just con posterioridad a un cambio de titularidad o de
control. Esta restricci6n no se aplica a impuestos sobre distritos escolares. Esta restricci6n
se anula con efecto a partir del 1 de enero de 2019, a menos que se renueve por el voto de
los electores en la elecci6n general a celebrarse en el 2018.

Asimismo, esta revisi6n:
a. Rechaza el lenguaje obsolete sobre la exenci6n a viviendas familiares cuando
era inferior a $25.000 y no aplicaba uniformidad a los impuestos a la propiedad gravados
por todos los gobiernos locales.
b. Dispone la anulaci6n de exenciones a viviendas familiares si una reform con-
stitucional future dispone la valuaci6n de viviendas familiares (a un valor menor que el just"
en lugar de la disposici6n actual de "a un porcentaje determinado" del valor just.
c. Establece que los cambios se hagan efectivos con posterioridad a la aprobaci6n
por los electores y que se aplique en forma retroactive al 1 de enero de 2008, si se aprue-
ba en elecci6n especial celebrada el 29 de enero de 2008, o que se haga efectiva el 1 de
enero de 2009, si se aprueba por,elecci6nr general celebrada en el mes de noviembre de
2008. La restricci6n sobre incrementos anuales en la tasaci6n para determinados bienes
inmuebles se aplicara primero al registro fiscal de 2009 si esta revisi6n se aprueba en una
elecci6n especial a celebrarse el 29 de enero de 2008, o se aplicara primero al registro fis-
cal de 2010 si esta revisi6n se aprueba en una elecci6n general a celebrarse en el .mes de
noviembre de 2008.


ARTICULO 3. Impuestos; exenciones.--

(a) Toda propiedad que pertenezca a una municipalidad y que se utilice exclusiva-
mente para fines municipales o publicos estarA exenta de impuestos. A la municipalidad
que posea propiedades fuera de la municipalidad, se le puede requerir por ley general
que efectOe pagos a la unidad tributaria en la que se encuentre la propiedad. Las parties
de la propiedad que se utilicen para fines educativos, literarios, cientificos, religiosos o
de bien pOblico pueden estar exentas de gravamen tributario por ley general.
(b) Estaran exentas de gravamen tributario, en forma acumulativa, respect de cada
jefe de familiar que resida en este estado, los enseres domdsticos y efectos personales
por el valor establecido por ley general, que no sea inferior a mil d61ares, y respect de
cada viuda o viudo o persona no vidente y permanentemente discapacitada, los bienes
por el valor establecido por ley general que no sea inferior a quinientos d61ares.
(c) Cualquier condado o municipalidad puede, a los efectos de su gravamen fiscal
correspondiente y sujeto alas disposiciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar
exenciones tributaries ad valorem al desarrollo comunitario y econ6mico a nuevos nego-
cios y alas ampliaciones de los negocios ya existentes, segun lo establece la ley gen-
eral. Esa exenci6n se puede otorgar exclusivamente por medio de ordenanza del con-
dado o de la municipalidad, y solamente con posterioridad a que los electores del con-
dado o de la municipalidad voten ese asunto en un referendum y autoricen al condado
o a la municipalidad a adoptar esa ordenanza. La exenci6n que se otorgue en conse-
cuencia se aplicard alas mejoras sobre los bienes inmuebles que se efectuen por o para
que las utilicen nuevos negocios asf como tambien alas mejoras sobre los bienes
inmuebles relacionados con la ampliaci6n de un negocio existente y tambidn se aplicarda
a los bienes muebles de esos negocios nuevos y a los bienes muebles relacionados con
la ampliaci6n de un negocio existent. Los imports y los linites de los imports de la
exenci6n se indicardn por ley general. El perfodo de tiempo durante el cual se podra
otorgar la exenci6n correspondiente a un negocio nuevo o a la ampliaci6n de uno ya
existente serA determinado por ley general. La autoridad para otorgar esa exenci6n
finalizard a los diez afios desde la fecha de aprobaci6n por los electores del condado o
de la municipalidad, y podrd renovarse por referendum seg0n Io disponga la ley gener-
(d) Por ley general y sujeto alas condiciones dispuestas en aquella, se puede otor-

gar una exenci6n tributaria ad valorem a un mecanismo generador de energia renovable
y al bien inmueble sobre el cual ese mecanismo estA instalado y en funcionamiento, por
el valor establecido por ley general que no super el costo inicial del mecanismo y por
el perfodo de tiempo determinado por ley general que no podrA superar los diez aiios.
(e) Cualquier condado o municipalidad puede, a los fines de su gravamen fiscal cor-
respondiente y sujeto a las disposiciones de este inciso y la ley general, otorgar exen-
ciones tributaries ad valorem por conservaci6n hist6rica a los propietarios de
propiedades hist6ricas. Esta exenci6n se puede otorgar exclusivamente por medio de
ordenanza del condado o de la municipalidad. Los imports o los Ifmites a los imports
de esta exenci6n asf como los requisitos de admisibilidad de las propiedades deben ser
determinados por ley general. El perfodo de tiempo durante el cual se puede otorgar
esta exenci6n al propietario de un inmueble serA determinado por ley general.
(f) Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones dispuestas en aquella. estarAn exen-
tas de gravamen ad valorem de veinticinco mil d61lares del valor estimado de la propiedad
sujeta a impuesto sobre los bienes muebles tangibles.

ARTfCULO 4. Gravamen tributario; valuaciones. -Por ley general se establecer.An
regulaciones destinadas a garantizar una valuaci6n just de todos los bienes sujetos a
gravamen ad valorem, siempre y cuando se cumpla con lo siguiente:
(a) La tierra para agriculture, la tierra productora de altos niveles de recarga a la

capa acuffera de Florida, o la tierra que se utiliza exclusivamente para fines recreativos no
comerciales se pueda clasificar por ley general y se pueda tasar exclusivamente sobre la
base de la naturaleza o del uso.
(b) De conformidad con la ley general los bienes muebles tangibles que se posean
para la venta como existencia de mercaderfa asf como los semovientes se puedan tasar
para pagar tribute en un porcentaje determinado de su valor, se puedan clasificar a los fines
tributarios, o puedan estar exentos de tributaci6n.
(c) Todas las personas con derecho a exenci6n sobre bien de familiar de conformi-
dad con el Articulo 6 de este Apartado tendrAn su vivienda familiar tasada a valor just a par-
tir del 1 de enero del afio posterior a la fecha efectiva de esta enmienda. Esta enmienda se
modificarda nicamente de conformidad con Io dispuesto en el present.
(1) Las valuaciones sujetas a esta disposici6n se modificaran anualmente el 1ero de
enero de cada afio; sin embargo los cambios en las valuaciones no superaran lo minimo que
se indica a continuaci6n:
a. Tres por ciento (3%) de la valuaci6n correspondiente al afio anterior.
b. El porcentaje de cambio en el Indice de Precios al Consumidor para todos los
consumidores de la ciudad; el promedio de la Ciudad americana, todos los item 1967=100,
o informes sucesorios correspondientes al afio calendario anterior segin hayan sido origi-
nalmente informados al Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos, Oficina de
Estadisticas Laborales.
(2) Ninguna valuaci6n superard el valor just.
(3) Con posterioridad al cambio de titularidad, segin se disponga por ley general,
los bienes destinados a vivienda familiar se valuaran al precio just a partir del 1 de
enero del afio siguiente, a menos que se apliquen las disposiciones del pArrafo (8). Con
posterioridad a esa fecha, lavivienda familiar se tasard segin se dispone en el present.
(4) Las viviendas familiares nuevas se tasaran a valor just a partir del 1 de enero
del afio siguiente al del establecimiento de la vivienda, a menos que se apliquen las dis-
posiciones del parrafo (8). Esa tasaci6n solamente se modificard segin se disponga en
el present.
(5) Los cambios, las adiciones, las reducciones, o las mbjoras a los bienes destina-
dos a vivienda familiar se valuaran segOn lo dispuesto por ley general; no obstante, con
posterioridad al ajuste realizado en virtud de cualquier cambio, adici6n, reducci6n, o
mejora, el bien se valuard segun lo que se disponga en el present.
(6) En el caso de que la propiedad deje de ser considerada bien destinado a vivien-
da familiar, la propiedad se valuard de conformidad con la ley general.
(7) Las disposiciones de esta enmienda son divisibles. En el caso de que cualquier
disposici6n de esta enmienda sea considerada inconstitucional por cualquier tribunal
competent, la decision de ese tribunal no afectarA ni perjudicard ninguna de las dis-
posiciones restantes de esta enmienda.
(8)a. La persona que establezca una nueva vivienda familiar a partir del 1 de enero
de 2009 o 1 de enero de cualquier ario posterior y que haya recibido una exenci6n
impositiva de acuerdo con el Articulo 6 de este Apartado a partir del 1 de enero de
cualquiera de los afios inmediatamente anteriores al establecimiento de la nueva vivien-
da familiar tiene derecho a que su nueva vivienda familiar se tase a un valor menor que
el valor just. Si esta revision se aprueba en enero de 2008, la persona que establezca
una nueva vivienda familiar a partir del 1 de enero de 2008, tiene derecho a que su
vivienda familiar sea tasada a menos de su valor just si esa persona recibi6 una exen-
ci6n sobre vivienda familiar el 1 de enero de 2007. El valor tasado de la nueva vivienda
familiar establecida se determinara de la siguiente manera:
1. Si el valor just de la nueva vivienda familiar es superior o igual al de la anterior
vivienda familiar a partir del 1 de enero del afio en el que se abandon la anterior vivien-
da familiar. el valor tasado de la nueva vivienda familiar serA el valor just de la nueva
vivienda familiar menos una cantidad igual a lo que result menor entire $500.000 o la
diferencia entire el valor just y el valor tasado de la vivienda familiar anterior a partir del
1 de enero del afio en el que se abandon Ia vivienda familiar anterior. Posteriormente.
la vivienda familiar se valuarA segOn se disponga en el present.
2. Si el valor just de la nueva vivienda familiar es inferior al valor just de la ante-
rior vivienda familiar a partir del 1 de enero del afio en el que se abandon Ia anterior
vivienda familiar, el valor tasado de la nueva vivienda familiar serA igual al valor just de
Ia nueva vivienda familiar dividido por el valor just de la anterior vivienda familiar y mul-
tiplicado por el valor tasado de la anterior vivienda familiar. No obstante. si la diferencia
resultante entire el valor just de la nueva vivienda familiar y el valor tasado de la nueva
vivienda familiar calculado de acuerdo con este subpArrafoeqs superior.a, $500.000. el
valor., la nueva vivienda familiar se incrementara a o10 efectos de que la difer-.
encia entire el valor just y el valor tasado sea igual a $500.000. Posteriormente. la
vivienda familiar se valuara segtn se disponga en el present.
b. Por ley general y de acuerdo a las condiciones establecidas en el present. Ia
Legislature dispondrA la aplicaci6n de este pArrafo a los bienes de propiedad de mAs de
una persona.

(d) La legislature, puede, por ley general, a los fines de la valuaci6n y sujeta a las
disposiciones de este inciso, permitir que los condados y las municipalidades autoricen por
ordenanza que los bienes hist6ricos se puedan valuar exclusivamente sobre la base de la
naturaleza o el uso. Esa valuaci6n basada en la naturaleza o el uso se aplicard exclusiva-
mente en la jurisdicci6n que adopted la ordenanza. Los requisitos aplicables a las
propiedades admisibles se deben especificar por ley general.
(e) Un condado puede, de la manera dispuesta por ley general, ofrecer una reduc-
ci6n en el valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad destinada a vivienda familiar en proporci6n al
aumento en el valor de tasaci6n de la propiedad en cuesti6n derivado de la construcci6n .o
reconstrucci6n del bien a los fines de brindar alojamiento para la vivienda a uno o mas abue-
los o progenitores naturales o adoptivos del propietario del bien o del esposo/sa del propi-
etario en el caso de que al menos uno de los abuelos o progenitores para los cuales se des-
tina el alojamiento tenga 62 afios o mas. Esa reducci6n no puede superar lo minimo que se
indica a continuaci6n:
(1) El aumento en el valor de tasaci6n derivado de la construcci6n o reconstrucci6n
del bien.
(2) Veinte por ciento del total del valor tasado sobre el bien mejorado.
(f) Para todos los gravAmenes con excepci6n de los gravAmenes de distrito esco-
lar. valuaciones de bienes inmuebles residenciales. segun se definen por ley general, que
comprendan nueve unidades o menos y que no esten sometidos alas restricciones de val-
uaci6n establecidas en los incisos (a) a (c) se modificaran exclusivamente segun se dispon-
ga en este inciso.
(1) Las tasaciones sujetas a este inciso se modificardn anualmente a la fecha de
tasaci6n dispuesta por ley, pero esos cambios de tasaci6n no superaran el diez por ciento
(10%) de la tasaci6n correspondiente al anio anterior.
(2) Ninguna tasaci6n superara el valor just.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de titularidad o control, segun se define por ley
general, inclusive cualquier cambio de titularidad de una entidad legal que posea la
propiedad. esa propiedad se tasard a valor just a partir de la pr6xima fecha de tasaci6n.
Posteriormente, esa propiedad se valuard segin se disponga en este inciso.
(4) Los cambios. los agregados. las reducciones o mejoras introducidas en esa
propiedad se tasaran segin Io disponga la ley general; no obstante. con posterioridad a ese
cambio. agregado, reducci6n o mejora, se tasara la propiedad segin se disponga en este
(g) Respecto de todos los gravAmenes que no sean los de distrito escolar, las tasa-
clones de bienes inmuebles no sujetos alas restricciones de tasaci6n establecidas en los
incisos (a) a (c) y (f) se modificaran exclusivamente segun se disponga en este inciso.
(1) Las tasaciones sujetas a este inciso se modificaran anualmente a la fecha de
valuaci6n dispuesta por ley; sin embargo esos cambios en las tasaciones no superarAn el

10-% de la tasaci6n correspondiente al afio anterior.
(2) Ninguna tasaci6n superarA el valor just.
(3) La legislature debe disponer que la propiedad que corresponda se tase a valor
just a partir de la pr6xima fecha de tasaci6n con posterioridad a una mejora calificada.
segin se define por ley general, se realice sobre esa propiedad. Posteriormente, esa
propiedad se valuarA seg6n se disponga en este inciso.
(4) La legislature puede disponer que la propiedad que corresponda se tase al valor
just a partir de la fecha de la pr6xima tasaci6n con posterioridad a un cambio en la
propiedad o control, segOn se define por ley general, inclusive cualquier cambio de titulari-
dad de una entidad legal que posea la propiedad. Posteriormente, esa propiedad se valuara
segin se disponga en este inciso.
(5) Los cambios, los agregados. las reducciones o mejoras introducidas en esa
propiedad se tasaran segun lo disponga la ley general: no obstante. con posterioridad a ese
cambio, agregado. reducci6n o mejora, se tasarA la propiedad segin se disponga en este

ARTfCULO 6. Exenciones para la vivienda familiar.--

Continued On 7D

Florida Citrus Mutual Thanks

Senate For Farm Bill Vote

Florida Citrus Mutual ap--
plauded the U.S. Senate Friday
foi pTsing the 2007 Farm Bill
which, f6o the first time, pro-
vides substantial funding for the
fruit and vegetable industry.
The Florida- citrus industry
stands to benefitfrom the 2007
Farm Bill through the mandato-
ry funding provisions for spe-.
cialty crop programs. Specifi-
cally, mandatory funding for
fruit and vegetable marketing,
crop research and increased
federal nutrition programs that
encourage children to eat
The Senate passed the $288
billion bill by a vote of 79-14.
"The $9 billion Florida citrus
industry is at a challenging time

in its history. We are facing sig-
nificant threats from diseases
such as citrus greening. The
2007 Farm Bill will help fund
the research required to defeat
this insidious disease," said
Michael W. Sparks, executive
VP/CEO of Florida Citrus
***- :iual. "The U.S. Senate made
a terrific investment in our
country's fruit and vegetable
industry today, and we are very
"On behalf of the 8,000
grower members of Florida
Citrus Mutual we would espe-
cially like to thank Senators
Martinez and Nelson for their
leadership on this issue,"
Sparks continued. "We hope
this momentum will carry over

to the Conference Committee
between the House and the
Founded in 1948 and current-
ly representing nearly 8,000
grower members, Florida Citrus
Mutual is the state's largest cit-
rus growers' organization. For
more information, please visit

I always prefer to believe the
best of everybody; it saves so
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-Rudyard Kipling

If you want others to be
happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, prac-
tice compassion.
-Dalai Lama

continued From 6D
(a) Toda persona que tenga un derecho legal o equitativo sobre un bien inmueble y
que mantenga en dste la residencia habitual del propietario u otro dependiente del propi-
etario por ley o por naturaleza, estara exenta de impuestos sobre aquella, con excepci6n de
las valuaciones por beneficios especiales, hasta la valuaci6n tasaci6n de veinticinco mil
d61ares. y. para todos los otros gravamenes que no sean los gravAmenes de distritos esco-
lares. sobre la valuaci6n tasada superior a cincuenta mil d61ares y hasta setenta y cinco mil
d6lares. con posterioridad al reconocimiento de aquel derecho del modo dispuesto por ley.
El bien inmueble se puede poseer por titulo legal o equitativo, en forma fntegra, mancomu-
nada, en common, en condominio, o indirectamente a trav4s de la propiedad accionarfa o de
la calidad de socio que represent el derecho de propiedad del propietario model socio en
una sociedad que posea un dominion pleno o derecho de arrendamiento inicialmente por un
plazo superior a noventa y nueve afios. La exenci6n no se aplicar6 respect de ninguna lista
de valuaci6n hasta que en primer lugar una agencia estatal designada por ley general deter-
mi nAn e san list umn le con las disoosiciones del artfculo 4. Esta exenci6n queda anula-

da a la fecha efectiva de cualquier modificaci6n a este Apartado que disponga la valuaci6n
del bien destinado a Vivienda familiar por debajo del valor just.
(b) No se permitird mAs de una exenci6n a cualquier unidad de particular o familiar
o respect de cualquier unidad residential. Ninguna exenci6n superar, el valor del inmue-
ble tasable respect del propietario o, en el caso de dominion por medio de propiedad
accionarfa o del carActer de socio de una sociedad, el valor de la proporci6n en la que la
participaci6n en la sociedad devenga respect del valor tasado del bien.
(o) Sogun co dofino por loy gonoral y cujoto a lac condioionoc ocpocificadac on
aquolla, la oxonci6n o inoromontard haota un total do vointioinoo mil d6laroc dol valor taca
do dol bion inmuoblo para oada impuocto do ocouola do dictrito. Por loy gonoral y cujoto a
lac oondioionoc ocpooifioadac on aquolla, la oxonoi6n para todoc loc otroc impuoctoc co
podrd inoromontar hacta un importo quo no ouporo loc dioz mil d6laroc dol valor tacado dol
bion inmuoblo oi ol propiotario hubiora aloanzado la odad do coconta y cinoo afoc 6 octu
viora total y pormanontomorto dicoapaoitado y ol:propiotario no tuviora dorocho a la oxon
oi6n indioada on ol inoiso (d).
(d) Sogin co dofino por loy gonoral y oujoto a lac condioionoc ocpooificadac on
aquolla, la oxonoi6n co inoromontard hacta ol total do loc importoc ciguiontoc dol valor taca
do dol bion inmuoblo para cada impuocto quo no soa loc do loc dictritop ocoolaroc: quinoo
mil d6laroc roopooto do lac valuaoionoc do 1080; vointo mil d6laroc roopocto do lac valua
oionoc do 1081; vointioinoo mil d61aroc roopooto do lac valuaoionoc do 1982 y oada ario con
poctorioridad a aqu6l. No obctanto, oco inoromonto no co aplicard roopooto do ninguna licta

December 20, 2007, The Herald-Advocate. 7D "

Girls Soccer Battles Injury

Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcat soccer
team doesn't give in easily.
The group of one senior, a
couple of juniors, more than a
dozen sophs and a pair of fresh-
men "have gelled into a team
that is quickly becoming a force
the opposition is having to
rethink their strategy to deal
with," said proud coach Gilbert
"I am very proud of the effort
his team puts forth each game
and am happy that the morale
and skill level of the team con-
tinues to soar. With these two
key elements in place, in the
future there is nothing impossi-
ble for our Lady 'Cats to
accomplish," commented the
first-year girls coach after
Thursday's game.
Vasquez has had to juggle his
team due to injuries. Out-stand-
ing sophomore goalie Kristina
Garcia is contributing in a new
"position in the offensive line,
that hopefully will allow her
right knee injury to heal and be
less likely to be re-injured. Her
father, assistant coach Julian
Garcia, believes she will be
. well enough to return to the
goalie slot by the time district
playoffs start Jan.'17.
Hardee's .season is rapidly
winding down. The girls hosted
Fort Meade on Tuesday and
play a final game Jan. 7 at Fort
Leading the Lady Wildcats
are captains and co-captains,
senior Esmeralda Martinez,

juniors Kirsti Roehm and Daisy
Escoto, and soph Garcia, who
were selected by their coaches
for their leadership qualities on
and off the field.
Hardee began last week with
a Tuesday visit from nearby
rival Sebring, which plays a
very ,physical and fast game.
After the 6-0 win, the Lady
Streak coach complimented
Vasquez and his squad on the
progress the Lady Wildcats
have made with only six return-
ing players and only one senior.
Junior Marce Ramirez played
half of the game at goalie for
Garcia. With Garcia in the
offensive line was freshman
Hannah Jacobs, who received a
knee injury and had to leave the
"The Lady 'Cats continue to
move the ball past the opposi-
tion though they have yet to
score. Offense, unlike defense,
adds an element of timing and
finesse which the Lady Wild-
cats are developing, but will
take a bit more experience to
attain," said Vasquez.
On Thursday night, Hardee
traveled to Bradenton to square
off with Braden River. It was
another test for the Lady
Wildcats. Ramirez played the
entire game at goalie while
Garcia moved up to the mid-
point. Soph Crystal Hebert is
also on the injured list and will
be an asset on the offensive line
when she can play. Briana
Esquivel also missed the
Bradenton game.
Strikers Escoto and soph

Chelsea Goolsby had some
"terrific runs at goal" as did
stand-in Roehm, who normally
plays on the defensive line. She
and soph Abigail Hernandez
"did a terrific job. in the striker,
positions, not only moving into
their field, but in applying the
defensive pressure to keep the.
ball in their territory," said
Defensively, soph Alma
Alvarez assisted senior anchor
Martinez. Alvarez "played' an
excelling game, stopping sever-
al shots from reaching. the
goal," said Vasquez, who also
noted the work of another
sophomore defender Gloria
Ruiz, "constantly stopping the
Braden River offense and redi-
recting the ball in a hard-fought
matchup against a very quick
On the offensive side of the
ball, soph Sarah Lopez "contin-.
ues to improve and play well.
each game, pushing the ball for-'
ward just as quickly defending,
Her soccer insight is develop-
ing, allowing her to respond
quicker and smart as develop-
ments happen on the field,"
commented Vasquez.
In conclusion, the coach said
the quartet of Melissa Bandy,
Nancy Conejo, Crystal Oliva
and Michelle Olivar "were
called upon during the game to
help support different positions,
each. showing skillful ball-han-
dling and determination in'
allowing. the Lady 'Cat soccer.
team to put on a good show for'
the coaches and fans."

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do valuaoi6n hacta quo una agonoia do octado docignada por loy gonoral dotormino primora
monto quo oca licta do valuaoi6n oumplo con lac diopocicionoc dol artioulo 4. Ecto incico-por
maniooord rovooado a la ooha ofoctiva do oualquior onmionda al artiAulo 4 quo diponiga la
valuaoi6n do bionoc dootinadoc a vivionda a un poroontajo dotorminado do cu valor jucto.
(c )e) Por ley general y sujeto a las condiciones indicadas en aquella, la Legislatura
puede proporcionar a los arrendatarios, que sean residents permanentes, una des-
gravaci6n fiscal ad valorem sobre todos los gravamenes fiscales ad valorem. Esa des-
gravaci6n fiscal ad valorem serd de la manera y por el imported que se establezca por ley
({id} Por ley general, la legislature puede permitir que los condados o las munici-
palidades, a los fines de sus gravamenes tributaries respectivos y sujeto a las disposiciones
de la ley general, otorguen una exenci6n fiscal adicional sobre viviendas familiares que no
supere los cincuenta mil d61ares a cualquier persona que tenga el derecho legal o equitati-
vo sobre un bien inmueble y que conserve en 61 la residencia permanent del propietario y
que haya alcanzado la edad de 65 aros y cuyo ingreso por grupo familiar, seguOn Io define
la ley general, no supere los veinte mil d61ares. La ley general debe 'permitir que los con-
dados y las municipalidades otorguen esta exenci6n adicional, dentro de los limits estable-
cidos en este inciso, por medio de ordenanza adoptada del modo dispuesto por ley gener-
al, y debe disponer el ajuste peri6dico de la limitaci6n del ingreso establecida en este inciso
debido a modificaciones en el cost de vida.
.Ue@). Cada veteran que tenga 65 alios o mAs que se encuentre incapacitado en
forma permanent en forma total o parcial recibirA un descuento sobre imported del impuesto
ad valorem que de otro modo deba sobre la propiedad destinada a vivienda familiar
propiedad del veteran y donde reside, en el caso de que la incapacidad se relacione con
el combat, el veteran fuera resident de este estado al moment de ingresar al servicio
military de los Estados Unidos, y el veteran fuera dado de baja con honors al memento de
la separaci6n del servicio military. El descuento sera en un porcentaje igual al porcentaje de
incapacidad permanent del veteran relacionada con el combat segOn Io determine el
Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos de los Estados Unidos. Para calificar en el des-
'cuento otorgado bajoeste inciso, el solicitante debe presentar al tasador de bienes del con-
dado, con anterioridad al 1 de marzo, evidencia de residencia al moment de ingresar al ser-
vicio military, una carta official del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos de los Estados
Unidos'en la quie se indique'Efporcentaje de incapatidad relacionada con el servicio y la evi-
dencia correspondiente que razonablemente identifique la incapacidad como relacionada
con el combat, y una copia de la baja con honors del veteran. En el caso de que el
tasador de bienes rechace el pedido de descuento, el tasador debe notificar al solicitante por
escrito las razones del rechazo, y el veteran puede volver a solicitarlo. Por ley general, la
legislature puede dispensar el requisite .e solicitud annual en los arios posteriores. Este
inciso tendrd efecto el 7 de diciembre de 2006, es de efecto inmediato, y no require de leg-
islaci6n de aplicaci6n.

ARTICULO 27. Exenciones impositivas a la propiedad y restricciones a las valua-
ciones impositivas sobre inmuebles.-Las modificaciones a los Artfculos 3. 4. y 6 del
Apartado VII. que disponen una exenci6n de $25.000 sobre bienes muebles tangibles, que
disponen una exenci6n adicional sobre la vivienda familiar de $25.000. que autorizan la
transferencia de los beneficios devengados derivados de las restricciones sobre la valuaci6n
de la propiedad destinada a vivienda familiar. y este artfculo. si se entregan a los electores
de este estado para su aprobaci6n o rechazo en una elecci6n especial autorizada por ley a
celebrarse el 29 de enero de 2008. se hardn efectivas con posterioridad a la aprobaci6n de
os electores y operarA en forma retroactive el 1 de enero de 2008. o si se entregan a los
lectores de este estado para su aprobaci6n o rechazo en la pr6xima elecci6n general, ten-
drin efecto el 1 de enero del afio siguiente a esa elecci6n general. Las modificaciones al
Artfculo 4 del Apartado VII que crean los incisos (f) y (g) de ese articulo. crean una restric-
ci6n a los incrementos de valuaci6n annual para determinados bienes inmuebles, se haran
efectivas con posterioridad a la aprobaci6n de los electores y en primer lugar limitaran las
valuaciones que comiencen el 1 de enero de 2009. si se aprueban en una elecci6n especial
a celebrare el 29 de enero de 2008. o limitaran en primer lugar las valuaciones que comien-
: cen el 1 de enero de 2010. si se aprueban en una elecci6n general a celebrarse en el mes
de noviembre de 2008. Los incisos (f) y (g) del Artfculo 4 del Apartado VII se anulan con efec-
to a partir del 1 de enero de 2019: no obstante. las legislature propondrA a trav6s de res-
oluci6n conjunta una enmienda que invalide la anulaci6n de los incisos (f) y (g). que se pre-
sentarA a los electores de este estado para su aprobaci6n o rechazo en la elecci6n general
deM2018 y. en el caso de ser aprobada. se harA efectiva el 1 de enero de 2019.

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