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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISION


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Concepts OK'd

Accommodate Unique

Development Designs
By JOAN SEAMAN Creek area to be called
Of The Herald-Advocate Shadowlawn, expected to have
An ordinance creating two about 1,800 residences.
new types of land use are being The different approach is
approved. specifically for areas of more
They were just two of a than five hundred acres which
lozen zoning issues discussed will have high-quality, concen-
n the Dec. '13 meeting of the treated, compact development
Hardee County Commission, rather than corridor develop-
when first reading of those two ment. The rural village must
ordinancess was held. include at least 15 percent
The ordinances of new land multi-family residential area;
ise designations are now for- 10 percent recreation and open
carded to the state Department space; a minimum of five per-
if Community Affairs who has cent and no more than 40 per-
'versight of each county's cent for retail (office, shops),
comprehensive Land Use Plan. other commercial or industrial;
'he ordinances then come back and include a pedestrian circu-
o the commission for second, lation system, landscaping,
nd final, reading. parking and sidewalks.


RURAL VILLAGE
The ordinance creating the
new Rural Village concept was
requested by an 872-acre devel-
opment in the greater Payne


LOW DENSITY
RESIDENTIAL
Another ordinance was to
create a residential low density
See ZONING 2A


Golfview Estates State Road 64 west of Zolfo Springs.


Knollwood Subdivision Hanchey and Strenstrom


Riverview Heights Main Street east of Wauchula.


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INDEX
Classifieds 6B
Courthouse Report..... 11B
Crime Blotter.................9B
Hardee Living................3B
Fishing Forecast,...........2A
Obits 4A
Puzzles 6A
Roundups 2A



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2007


Teen Threatens

To 'Cap' Teacher


1 Of 2 Expelled
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A student who threatened to
shoot a teacher was one of two
recently expelled by the Hardee
County School Board.
The 18-year-old 10th grader
at Hardee Senior High School
roads was accused of verbal assault,
extreme disrespect and defiance
of authority, and threats to staff
as a result of a Nov. 9 incident
at the school.
He had threatened to "go
home and load up my nine and
come back and cap you."
The teen, who has a history
of disciplinary referrals, was
assigned to the Alternative
Classroom Environment on that
day. When he was standing out-
side the A.C.E. room after the
bell rang, the teacher in the
classroom next door asked why
he was late and why he was
holding a beverage cup that was
not allowed at school.
The boy responded with dis-
respectful and vulgar language,
then went inside the A.C.E.
room. The teacher followed
S him, intending to tell the A.C.E.



: The Year In Review


The following is a review of stories that made the news in 2007.
This week, the first half of the year, January through June.
JANUARY
A woman sent to state prison for 25 years for trying to shoot a
cop with his own gun has seen her sentence cut in half. The Public
Defender's Office was successful in its appeal of the 2003 convic-
tion of Stephanie Sylvia Blandin, 35, of Bowling Green.
Steve and Andrea Johnson of Bowling Green have been named
runners-up in the American Farm Bureau Achievement Award
competition, placing them among the top five young farmers in the
nation.
An investiture ceremony set for next Thursday, Jan. 18, will
make history here as Hardee County's first circuit judge is offi-
cially sworn into office. Former county judge Marcus J. Ezelle
begins his term in office after becoming the first Hardee Countian
ever elected to the circuit bench for the 10th Judicial Circuit.
Water restrictions went into effect Tuesday and continue until at
least July 31. Phase II Severe Water Shortage rules were imposed
during a Jan. 9 meeting of Southwest Florida Water Management
District officials.
One of the most successful coaches in Hardee Wildcat history is


calling it quits for now. The head coach, Derren Bryan, will leave
as soon as a replacement comes. He will continue with college
recruiting and other tasks until then.
FEBRUARY
The Class of 2007 put on.a zany show Saturday night as more
than two dozen senior boys transformed into beauty queens for the
annual Miss Project Graduation Pageant.
Temperatures hovered as low as 29 degrees Monday night. That
report from the Ona Research Center was the lowest noted around
the county.
A man who took what he wanted at gunpoint even while out of
jail on bond for drug-trafficking charges will now spend five years
off the streets. Eduardo Rivera, 22, was handed a split sentence in
Hardee Circuit Court following a plea agreement between the pros-
ecution and defense.
Whether it is the pageants, midway rides, games, food or live-.
stock events, the Hardee County Fair has something everyone can
enjoy. This year the fair features nine days packed full of enter-
tainment and events. The events range from the Miss Hardee
County Pageant to a Hula-Hoop Bull Standoff, and cover just about
everything in between.
See 2007 2A


In Past Month
instructor that he was going to
write a disciplinary referral on
the 18-year-old.
See TEEN 2A


Pedestrian

Killed On

U.S 17 North
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An unidentified man was
killed late Saturday when' he
stepped in front of a car on U.S.
17 north of Wauchula.
According to a report filed by
Cpl. Albert Middleton of the
Florida Highway Patrol, the
incident occurred at 9:50 p.m.
about 300 feet south of Morales
Road, in the Wauchula Hills
area.
The man apparently had been
walking in an easterly direction,
and stepped from the grass
median between the south-
bound and northbound lanes of
U.S. 17 directly into the path of
a 2005 Jeep Wrangler.
The driver of the Jeep, 20-
year-old Erica Montanez of
Zolfo Springs, was traveling
northbound in the inside lane of
the unlighted highway at the
time. The pedestrian walked in
front of her and was struck,
Middleton said.
The man died at the scene,
becoming the sixth person
killed on Hardee County road-
ways to date this year.
Lt. Paul France, FHP shift
commander, said the man was
not carrying any identification
and his name is unknown.
France added that witnesses
said the man had just arrived in
town that same day. No one
knew him.
He is listed as a John Doe, the
lieutenant said.
Autopsy results are pending
toxicology reports.
No charges will be filed in
the accident, Middleton said.
The collision left an estimat-
ed $2,000 in damages to the
Jeep.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, December 27,2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


Managing Editor
RALPH HARRISON
oR/ Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
/LJ Asst. Prod. Manager
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Fax: (863) 773-0657


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2007
Continued From 1A

The 66th annual Hardee County Fair began its circuit this week
with the crowning of its royalty. Selected out of a field of 22 con-
testants as Miss Hardee County 2007 was Summer Hensley.
Amanda Rigney took the crown of Junior Miss out of 22 eighth-
grade girls vying for the title.
MARCH
The littlest royalty all have claimed their scepters and sashes at
the Hardee County Fair. Winners of the pageants were: Darby
Sanders, Kindergarten Princess; Dylan Troy Carmona and Faith
Malee Hays, Hardee County Fair Prince and Princess; and Arissa
Camel, chosen as Little Miss Hardee County on Saturday.
Sparks were flying once again in the old C.A. Bryant Blacksmith
Shop this past week. The historic.building sits in Pioneer Village
at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. Mike McIntyre provided demon-
strations of the old-timey trade for visitors to the events, which
ended Sunday amid good weather and good crowds.

A defendant who walked away from his drug trial while the jury
was still out could not walk away from a lengthy prison term. Joe
Paladiii Johns, 30, was found guilty Nov. 16 of trafficking in
methamphetamine, possession of alprazolam, possession of oxy-
codone, possession ,of less than 20 grams of marijuana and resist-
ing arrest without violence.

Authorities are searching for a young Hispanic man who broke
into an elderly woman's home last week, raping and robbing her.

Over 350 people and 200 animals are gathering regularly at
Cattleman's Arena. It's the 20th year of the two-act, three-hour
multi-performance drama "The Story of Jesus," which begins its
five-weekend run this Friday night.

Hardee Senior High School's Class of 2007 will be presenting


the original "Grease" musical this weekend at the Historic City
Hall Auditorium. Opening night will be Friday at 7:30. Cast mem-
bers include Josh Mayer, Lauren Raulerson, Casey Brutus, Dusty
Mendoza, Aaron Spinks, Jermain King, Britney Tanksley, Bethany
Lang and Courtney Norris.
APRIL
Hardee County wants the four-laning of U.S. 17 completed.
Highlands County wants an east-west road through Hardee and
Highlands counties. Hardee County has urged U.S. Congress-man
Vern Buchanan to support a $176 million Federal Highway
Administrationappropriation to complete the four-laning of U.S.
17 to the DeSoto County line.

Someone knows who killed Amber Woods. So predicts a
spokesman for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and its newly
established Cold Case Squad. Amber, just 16 years old, was mur-
dered on Feb. 11, 2006. She lived in the Center Hill community of
Hardee County, but her body was discovered along a highway
three miles into Manatee County.

Hot debris swept through the air as a steam turbine and its gen-
erator exploded on Saturday evening. There were no injuries, and
electricity for Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc. customers and
thousands of others around the state will not be affected by the
explosion at Payne Creek Generating Station.

The Hardee Senior High School Academic Team has earned its
third state championship in four years. The Wildcats brought yet
another trophy home to Wauchula after placing first in Division II
of the Commissioner's Academic Challenge at Disney World in
Orlando. The win makes them back-to-back state champs for the
years 2006 and 2007.
MAY
For the second year in a row, students in a Hardee County ele-
mentary school have surpassed their statewide counterparts in a
Florida writing exam. It was North Wauchula Elemen-tary School
which bested the state, beating both the multiple-choice score and
the composite essay number.


The teen shouted profanities
again, and left the classroom.
Outside the room, the boy
"threatened the teacher, made a
fist, and postured as if he was
going to hit the teacher,"


TEEN
Continued From 1A
according to a report on the
incident.
Further, as two deans ap-
proached, the 18-year-old made
his threat to shoot the teacher.
Neither the boy nor any rep-


Kelly's Column
By Jim


The year 2008 will begin Tuesday. Many people make resolu-
tions for the new year. A lot of resolutions are not kept for the full
12 months.
It is still fun to make and try to keep them.

In 2008 Wauchula should see the opening of a new CVS, a
new Dunkin' Donuts and a newi Sears stbre.
Dry weather continues, and we look forward hopefully to a
year of normal rainfall after a relatively dry 2006 and 2007.

There will be a presidential primary election in Florida Jan. 29
along with a homestead tax issue on the ballot.

Americans will elect a new president next fall as George W.
Bush's eight years comes to a close.
Hardee County will have a big general election in the fall of
2008 as well.

Regular unleaded gasoline was $2,95 a gallon on Tuesday.
Hopefully gas prices can come down significantly next year.

Bowling Green will have a new city manager as David
Elbertson will be retiring in March.

As usual there will be a lot of college football bowl games in
the next couple of weeks along with the start of the NFL playoffs.

We hope all our readers will have a good year in 2008.


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33873.


resentative was present for his
expulsion hearing before the
School Board. Though the hear-
ings themselves are private, the
charges and results are public
information. :
Board members opted to
accept Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones' recommendation
.for expulsion for the remainder
of the academic year. George
Kelly, director of the district's
alternative school in Zolfo
Springs, noted that such verbal
threats, whether students
"mean" them or not, cannot be
tolerated.
In the second case, a 13-year-
old eighth-grade girl at Hardee
Junior High School was ex-
pelled for bringing alcohol onto
campus.
She was present at the School
Board hearing along with her
father. -, : '
,ones' expulsion' recommen"-
dation stemmed froni an Oct. 18
tip' from a staff member that a
student had an alcoholic bever-
age in her possession.
A dean and the school's
resource deputy got the student
from her classroom and took
her to the office. There, she
pulled a plastic bottle contain-
ing a red liquid from her back-
pack.
It smelled of alcohol, and
consisted of cranberry juice and
a white liquor found at home,
the 13-year-old described.
Further, the child admitted to
drinking from the bottle 'during
lunch.
School Board members ex-
pelled the girl for the balance of
the 2007-08 school year.
She will be allowed to' con-
tinue her education at Pioneer
Career Academy in .Zolfo
Springs contingent upon three'
requirements: She must under-
go a substance abuse assess-
ment, complete any treatnient
recommendations, and volun-
tarily submit to random alcohol
and drug screenings at her par-
ents' expense.
Expulsions for the school
year 'now -total four.


Local Chorale
On TV Tonight
The Heartland Chorale
and Symphony's "Treasures
of Christmas," can be seen
live on television tonight.
(Thursday) at 7.
On cable and aerial televi-
sion, it can be seen on
Channel 22, CTN. (the
Christian Television, Net-
work). Satellite owners will
need to consult their listings
for that channel.

School Board
Meeting Off
The Hardee County
School Board meeting
scheduled for today (Thurs-
day) has been cancelled.
The hext reg'Il'arly sched-
ultidr -OtbTirg is on Jan. 10 at'
5' 5.r~. 't"the School Board
meeting room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula.

Holiday Changes
Garbage Routes
The county landfill will be
closed next Tuesday for New
Year's Day. There is no
change in garbage pickup in
Zolfo Springs, which has no
Tuesday pickups.
Hardee County Disposal,
Bowling Green and Wau-
chula will pick up their
Tuesday routes on Wednes-
day. In addition, Hardee
County Disposal has chang-
ed its yard trash pickup from
Jan. 2 to Jan. 9.


A Wauchula businessman openly wept in court this week as he
was sentenced to a long prison term for his drug-trafficking side-
line. Gregory Boyd Schock, owner of A-I Safari Glass, appeared in
Hardee Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon. He pleaded guilty and
was sentenced to 15 years in state prison.

The former police chief nodded in agreement as a witness testi-
fied in Hardee Circuit Court on Tuesday. David William Scheid,
48, is on trial this week for allegedly falsifying records while serv-
ing as chief of police in the town of Zolfo Springs in 2005.

A series of explosions rocked SR 64 Saturday morning as a fuel
tanker crashed and exploded. According to Florida Highway Patrol
report, Fernando Tirado, 40, was driving the tanker east on SR 64
about 8 a.m. when he ran off the road just past the Charlie Creek
Bridge. The tanker overturned and slid on its side for 223 feet,
spilling out fuel.

Hurricane Season officially arrives tomorrow (Friday). Over the
next six months, it is important to be prepared for a hurricane dis-
aster. In fact, it is predicted that this season will be one for the
books with as many as 17 named storms. Andrea, the first of the
approximately 17, has already come and gone before the season
has officially started.
JUNE
Homeowners building in Hardee County will face school impact
fees effective Oct. 1. They could range from the recommended
$4,989 for a single-family home, $4,976 for a mobile home and
$2,733 per unit in a multi-family dwelling to any. trimber less than
that. n .

Olympic contender: it has a nice sound to it. Hardee County
could have a 2008 Olympic contender in local teen Daniel Lozano
of Bowling Green. Lozano took the first step last week when he
won three preliminary bouts and became U.S. Boxing silver medal- *
ist.

A Friday evening crash claimed the life of a Hardee County
teenager, and left two hospitalized. Danielle Revell, 16, of'
Wauchula, was driving her 2003 Volkswagen eastbound on SR 64
with two passengers when she attempted to pass slower traffic, a
Florida Highway Patrol trooper said. She becomes the third person
killed on Hardee, County roads this year.

A rural Zolfo Springs man under suspicion for two years was
charged last week with 211 counts of animal cruelty for allegedly
raising roosters for cockfighting, an illegal activity in this and 48
other states. Milton Arnold Murphy, 51, was booked into the
Hardee County Jail on Wednesday.
Next week, the last half of 2007, the months of July through
December.


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ZONING
Continued From 1A


future land use in the Comp
Plan, a bridge between the resi-
dential densities of up to 12
units per acre and the low den-
sity agricultural designation of
one residence per five acres.
These new residential low den-
sity areas would be served by
minor and collector roadways
which then connect to collector
and arterial roadways.
The new designation would
permit one to four units per acre
and could also include a maxi-
mum of three acres of the low-
est order of commercial good
and services to serve the needs
of the immediate residents, if
there is connectivity to a higher
residential density area.
The creation of lots of one-
quarter acre would allow those
who don't want an acre of land
to care for to have a smaller par-
cel on which to build a middle-
range affordable home. If at all
possible, such should be con-
nected to public water and,
sewer. If not, the septic tank
and/well must be well situated
away from a neighbor's proper-
ty line to prevent contamina-
tion.


GROWTH
Hardee County is beginning
to experience population grow-
th beyond historic trends, says
ordinance narratives. The 2006
county population of 27,186 is
expected to grow to 38,000 by
2020 and 46,800 by 2030.
With the approaching retire-
ment of the baby-boom era, the
largest group of individuals,
about 80 million people, are
expected to move as part of
their retirement planning, many
coming to Florida.
The state's 2060 visioning
plan seeks to protect agricultur-
al lands by creating compact
areas of urban services.
Designations of develop-
ments are based on the develop-
er's request within the allow-
able uses in the future land use
map the county has adopted.
For instance, if it falls along the
U.S. 17 corridor, it could be
highway mixed use, residential
mixed use or town center.
However, a development could
ask for a Comprehensive Plan
amendment to the map, chang-
ing the land use.
Of the county's 632.6 square


miles, or 404,321 acres, the
majority is for agriculture or
mining. Agriculture takes up
214,000 acres or 53 percent of
the county.
Phosphate company owner-
ship takes up 106,000 acres or
26.20 percent. Mosaic Fertilizer
LLC has 81,733 acres and CF
Industries has 24,400.
Other housing areas are des-
'ignated town center, rural cen-
ter, residential mixed use or
highway mixed use. About
1,850 acres are in rural center,
3,800 in town center, 3,700 in
highway mixed use and 4,250
for residential mixed use.

TOWN CENTERS
The Town Center, highway
mixed use and residential
mixed use future land use cate-
gories follow the U.S. 17 corri-
dor from Bowling Green to
Zolfo Springs, spread from the
pending Torrey Groves Com-
munity near the college to the
huge Sweetwater community of
about 8,000 acres, which has
not yet requested designation as
a Rural Village.
Torrey Groves Community is


Christmas Helps Light Our Course


By MARK PACE
For The Herald-Advocate
As Christmas approaches, it
seems natural for many, espe-
cially of the older group, to
have reflections of carefree
childhood days of Christmases
at home somewhere in time.
With me, the time is something
like 80 years ago. It mainly
involves childhood stories
about baby Jesus, a hymn, and a
large and beautiful stained glass
window in my church of accep-
tance. Dad's father was a cir-
cuit-riding Methodist preacher
in a horse and wagon rural terri-
tory that spread across northern
Florida. Dad was one of those
who didn't send his children to
Sunday School and church. He
went with them afoot.
Fortunately the church was only
about a mile from the house.
We walked, for there was no car
in the family.
In those childish days, I could
not comprehend the stories I
heard about Christ. But I envi-
sioned him as a very special, and
unusual person .but did not
understand why. Our primary
class met in a white frame
building on the west side of the
First Methodist Church in
Wauchula, Fla. We heard the
stories about Christ, were given
cards depicting him in various
stages of activity also
beyond my young mind.
Perhaps the most intriguing part
came through an incorrect rela-
tion I had about a song and a
beautiful stained glass window
beside where we usually sat.
We children gathered in that
frame building where in the
summertime its interior was
pungent with the aroma of the
rich heart-of-the-pine lumber.
We repeatedly heard accounts
of the life of Christ. We sang
"Bring Them In" about the
shepherd that went out alone at
night in the desert "dark and
drear',' 'in search of the sheep
who had gone astray, seeking to
bring them in to shelter them
from the cold. The scene itself
was somewhat frightening to a
young mind, yet it embedded an
admiration for this man who
indeed was. brave. I was
entranced by: the stained glass
window (reproduced here).of
Christ with sheep beside him,
and a lamb cradled next to his
bosom. My impression of it was
of Christ "bringing them in"
from the desert dark and drear
to keep them, out of the Icold.


What a great somebody he had
to be.
My adult thinking is that the
window probably depicts the
parable of the ninety and nine.
But it matters not. The combi-
nation of that song and the
stained glass window welded
into the frame being the knowl-
edge that this person was differ-
ent from anybody else. This
mental image was enhanced
with the singing of another
hymn, "Jesus Loves Me," that
we "are weak but he is strong ."
On Christmas Eve our family
walked to church for a special
program to honor the birthday
of this baby Jesus. The children
were given bags of candy, nuts,
an orange and white raisins.
Those raisins tasted especially
good. To me even they were
special, and in some way asso-
ciated them with him because
we never had white raisins at
the house; in fact, I never saw
them except on Christmas Eve
at the church. Near conclusion
of the program candles were
lighted, and with sanctuary
lights turned off, families sang,
"Silent Night, Holy Night." It
told a story I didn't understand
but the melody was great. Sang
softly and almost silently in the
night's semidarkness of the
church's sanctuary, it was
almost as the title declared -
silent night, holy night. To me,
it was surrounded by an aura of
mystery, perhaps an air of rev-
erence that certainly pervaded
the atmosphere where there was
a gathering of people assembled
to celebrate the birth of the
Christ child. I realized all of this
activity was for someone they
called Jesus, who was indeed
special. Now, as then spe-
cial. Very special. Glory to his
name in the. reverent obser-
vance of Christmas.
These reflections are among
the pleasant memories when the
expectations of Santa's arrival
were shared in the family circle
with parents, brothers and sister
plus the Christmas Eve excite-
ment of Santa's visit so intense
that it was difficult to go to
sleep. And the almost constant
reminders from Mother and
Daddy: You better go to sleep
because Santa -Claus won't
come while you're awake."
Of course, similar statements
ring true today in the memories
of about every person. You
heard it in your childhood and
repeated it as a parent to your


own children, who in turn
sound out the phrase to their
own young'uns. Thus it has
been done through the ages and
will be in all the Christmas
Eves to come.
As with many children, the
focal point may be about Santa
Claus and toys. Surely most
parents tell the children why
there is a Christmas. They try to
impress upon them that it is a
jovful celebration, a birthday
party of sorts, 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 cele-
brate our potential for an eternal
life.
Christ comes into a human's
life at different times and in dif-
ferent ways. This seems an
appropriate time for people to
recall with humble prayers and
thanksgiving where and how it
started for them, and- the real
significance it.has meant in per-
sonal lives. For the sake of all
humankind may the season for-
ever be one of reverence, filled
with the love he exemplified.
According to history,- the
Methodist church was founded
in Wauchula in 1888. The first
building was destroyed by a
hurricane in 1903. A new build-
ing erected in 1907 .was
replaced by the present struc-
ture in 1914, the year of my
birth. In spite of being buffeted
by a number of hurricanes, that
red brick edifice still stands as a
sentinel of knowledge, truth
and faith.
A portion of my childhood
Christmas memories will
always be anchored by the old
white-frame building, 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 love."
You don't have to hear it. You
merely gaze upon it with con-
centration and feel it. Have a
merry Christmas. After all, it is
his day that makes our way.
Editor's Note: Mark Pace, 93,
grew up in Hardee County, has
been in the newspaper business
most of his life, starting with
The Florida Advocate in Wau-
chula, and now lives in Dalton,
Ga.


COURTESY PHOTO
From left are Ruhl Pace, brother, Plant City; Nell Booker,
sister, deceased; Margaret Roberts, sister, Wauchula;
and Mark Pace, Dalton, Ga. Not in photo is James Pace,
brother, deceased.


actually a platted subdivision in
t' ; highway mixed use designa-
tion because it has no major
commercial/industrial 'compo-
nent. It has a community desig-
nation because it has incorpo-
rated as a special taxing district
for the bonds which will help
build it.
Final hearing of the proposed
Fontana community south of
Zolfo Springs is 331.6 acres to
change from agriculture to
highway mixed use, which
allows up to 12 units per acre.
Fontana proposed a density of
8.7 units per acre, a total of
1,250 residents age 55 and up
and will also include interior
community facilities, commer-
cial and retail uses, an 18-hole
golf course for recreation, and
donation of an eight-acre site
for locating sheriff/fire/EMS
facilities in the future. Water
and sewer services would be
provided by Zolfo Springs if it
has the capacity to do so.

RURAL CENTERS
Rural Centers include unin-
corporated settlements at Fort
Green Springs, Ona, Lime-
stone, Lemon Grove and
Crewsville.
Rural center is also a designa-
tion for the three-parcel devel-
opment in the Vandolah and CR
663 (Ona-Fort Green Road)
areas from Vandolah Estates to
the Florida Institute for Neu-
rologic Rehabitation (FINR)
expansion. The total of about
1,500 acres may add 20,000 to
30,000 residents over the years.
An ordinance creating the
Vandolah Estates subdivision of
approximately 1,249 homes has-
already been approved.
The commission held the
final reading of an ordinance to
change the land use of 872
acres from agriculture and pub-
lic institutional to a rural center
future land use for FINR. Over
the next 20 years the facility
will use its additional acreage
for a 1,030 bed expansion of its
rehabilitation residences, a 200-
bed hospital, a 200-room hotel.
primarily for visiting families,
175,000 feet of office space,
60,000 square feet of retail
space and 900 multi-family res-
idential units for employees.
The E.L. Davis property east
and north of the Vandolah
Power Plant will include 90
acres of light industrial,
160,000 square feet of offices,
225,000 square feet of commer-
cial/retail services and 1,000
multi-family residential dwell-
ing units which will all be inter-
connected with Vandolah
Estates and the FINR project.
Eventually, give or take 30
years, that rural center will
grow eastward and merge with
the Wauchula expansion west-
ward, integrating the two com-
munities with water/waste-
water, utilities, roads, drainage
and recreation areas.

OTHERS
One of the rezones requested
last week was by Adel and
Cynthia Iskander for eight acres
in the highway mixed use des-
ignation on the east side of U.S.
17 North, east of Morales Road
and south of Helen Road. The
request is to change the zoning
from Agriculture-I to General
Commercial-C2 to develop
three to five retail home fur-
nishing stores in the front of the
property and a 10,000-square-
foot storage facility for the
retail products. About one-third
of a mile north of the Wal-Mart
Plaza, the stores will sell cabi-


COURTESY MAPS
The E.L. Davis property adds to the Vandolah rural cen-
ter, making it a total of 1,500 acres and 20,000 to 30,000
residents in the next 30 years.


Phase II of the Little Cypress development on SR 64 west
will add another 856 homes and highway commercial
area.


nets, flooring, lighting, doors
and windows, plumbing and :
countertops. In all, the shopping
center will consist of about
56,000 square feet of space.
The final large-scare amend-
ment to the Comp Plan was for
96 acres on the south side of SR
64, west of the Florida Avenue
intersection. Named Cypress
Point or Little Cypress, the
property will replace part of the
golf course. It will have a max-
imum development of 856
dwelling units and 564,000
square feet of non-residential
use, including 15 percent open
space/recreational land. An 8.8-
acre portion is set aside for
neighborhood commercial de-
velopment. The 18 acres of the
southwest portion adjacent to
the Peace River and its existing
tree canopy and about-two-acre
Cypress Dome will be pre-
served.
The land use change from A-
1 to another rural center, a
mixed use development
should "create a strong identity
and focal point for its commu-
nity of multiple socioeconomic
levels." It adjoins a Phase I of
Little Cypress just west of this
area and approved Jan. 18, 2007
for 321 dwelling units.


ZONING COMING UP
Upcoming zoning issues to
be heard at the Planning and
Zoning Board meeting on Jan. 3
at 6 p.m. include one for a site
development plan to locate a
150-worker farmworker hous-
ing complex on Crewsville
Road, adjacent to the Mercer
Cemetery at the first curve east
of Fish Branch Road.
Opponents say it is a remote
area, far from stores, laundry
services and other amenities
and yet is too close to elderly
residents of the greater neigh-
borhood. It will .decrease land
values and provide increased
noise, animals and law enforce-
ment problems in the area, they
say.
Other pending zoning issues
involve three other more-or-less
normal special exceptions and
variances.


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FACILITIES; AND PROVIDING FOR EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at the Regular Commission
Meeting on January 21, 2008 at 7:00 RM. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo Springs
Town Hall at which time the Town Commission will consider its adoption into law. The
ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during regular
working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance. This serves as notice of an increase in impact fees
as required by section 163.31801 (d) Florida Statutes.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to
any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal,
and it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per
Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meet-
ing should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-
0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.


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ROBERT DEWAYNE
WILLIAMS
Robert Dewayne Williams,
70, of Lakeland, died Saturday,
December 15,, 2007, at Lake-
land Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 9, 1937, in Wau-
chula, he moved to Lakeland in
1974. He was a U.S. Navy vet-
eran and retired from manufac-
turing.
Survivors include his wife of
44 years, Wyvette Wilson
Williams; son Robert D.
"Dane" Williams II and wife
Kim of Lakeland; daughters Sa-
brina Williams of Lakeland and
Bettina Crosslin and husband
Michael of Valrico; brother
Leon "Buddy" Williams and
wife Gloria of Lakeland; sister
Barbara Baxter and husband
Joe of Yalaha; and granddaugh-
ters Dawnielle, Kristin Kiers-
tin, Kyli and Ali Brooke.
A memorial service will be
held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at
The Salvation Army Church on
Kathleen Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the
Salvation Army.


DEACON LEEVILLE
BICKHAM
Deacon Leeville Bickham,
76, of Wauchula, died Saturday,
December 22, 2007, at Hardee
Manor Care Center.
Born Dec. 4, 1931, in Tyler-
town, Miss., he had had been a
resident of Wauchula since
1957. He was a member and
deacon at First Missionary
Baptist Church, and was retired
from Florida Fence Post after
30 years of employment.
He is survived by his long-
time companion, Lou E. Blev-
ins of Wauchula; a daughter,
Lena Bogan of Avon Park; two
sisters, Almetia Martin of
Mississippi and Inellia Martin;
and two grandchildren.
Visitation is Friday, Dec. 29,
6-8 p.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel. Services will be held on
Saturday at 2 p.m. at First
Missionary Baptist Church with
Dr. Reginald Franklin officiat-
ing. Burial is in Magnolia
Manor Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula
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JAMES ALTON
WATKINS
James Alton Watkins, 64,
of Woodward, Okla., died
Monday, December 17, 2007
in Woodward.
He was born Feb. 25, 1943
in Steele, Mo. He was a truck
driver.
Survivors include his com-
panion, Linda Diane; two
sons, Michael Watkins and
Jamie Watkins and wife
Keshia, all of Bowling
Green; four daughters, Terry
Simpson and Sophia Smith
and husband Gary, all of
Wauchula, and Tina Brown
and husband Billy and
Amanda, all of Woodward,
Okla.; two brothers, Clayton
Watkins of Arkansas and
Howard Watkins of Fort
Meade; four sisters, Joyce
Albritton, Betty Jo Judah and
Linda Reeves, all of Bowling
Green, and Carolyn Dixon of
Winter Haven; 10 grandchil-
dren; and five great-grand-
children.
Visitation was 10-11 a.m.,
with services at 11 a.m.,
Friday, Dec. 21, at Faith
Assembly of God in Bowling
Green with the Rev. James


Miller and Brother Bates
officiating. Burial was in
Bowling Green Cemetery.


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ERNEST H. CONNER SR.
Ernest H. Conner Sr., 88, of
Fort Meade, died Saturday,
December 22, 2007.
Born in Vienna, Ga. on Nov.
13, 1919, his family moved ...
Fort Meade when he was 7
years old. He was a U.S. Air
Force Master Sergeant during
World War II in the Pacific. He
was a supervisor for Swift &
Co. for 34 years. After he
retired, he worked for
Greenwood Chevrolet for 15
years.
He was commander for the
American Legion Post #23 in
Fort Meade for 35 years, was
instrumental in starting the
Dixie Youth Baseball and foot-
ball for 34 years. He was a past
fire chief and volunteer fireman
and former Rotarian.
Survivors include his wife of
61 years, Lillian Allen Conner
of Fort Meade; a daughter, Sue
Medders and husband Ron of
Fort Meade; a son, Ernest
Conner Jr. and wife Cheryl of
Armuchee, Ga.; five grandchil-
dren; and seven great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.
Services are today (Thursday)
at 11 a.m. at the Church of God,
215 S. Perry Ave., Fort Green.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to
Good Shepherd Hospice.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


Obituaries


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, the mob: oizarre college football season is
about to wrap up. A season when no team who was ranked high
seemed to want to stay there. USF rose to number two and faltered,
WVU had it in its hands until Rodriguez got outcoached by Dave
Wannstedt and showed his true colors. Missouri went from number
one to not playing in a BCS game. LSU after many strange turns
in events, is poised to take its second National Championship in the
new century. The Tigers have held on to Les Miles also. This will
be the first time, since 1960, a National Champion had two losses.
2007 is a perfect example of why a playoff is.needed.
Tim Tebow deserves congrats on winning the Heisman
Trophy. Not only did he put up numbers to justify winning the
award, he also was an Academic All-American. The scary fact is
Tim is only a soph! Barring injuries or bolting to the NFL he could
win three Heismans! The future in Gainesville is so bright, Gator
Fans are getting new sunglasses for Christmas.
A few bowl games are already in the books. Navy lost a heart-
breaker to Utah. Florida Atlantic stunned Memphis for its first ever
bowl win. Cincinnati put the Big East up 1-0 with a win over
Southern Miss in Jeff Bowers' last game there. New Mexico won
its first bowl game since 1961 over Nevada. The East Carolina
Pirates defeated the Non-BCS darling Boise St. in a big win for
Conference USA.

Now for the Bowled Over Bill O' Fare ...
1. Motor City Bowl Purdue vs. Central Michigan Butch
Jones has his Chips ready to take down a Big 10 foe. Jones uses the
spread offense and should bring the MAC Conference a big win.
CMU 33 Purdue 27.
2. Holiday Bowl Arizona State vs. Texas Sun Devils
came close to the Rose Bowl but will redeem themselves with a
win over Texas. Arizona State 31 Texas 28.
3. Champs Sports Bowl Boston College vs. Michigan State
- Spartans should pick up a win for the Big 10 against the over-
manned Eagles. Their defense will contain Ryan. Michigan State
27 Boston College 24.
4. Texas Bowl TCU vs. Houston Two teams from Texas
are at least good for filling seats. Houston scores points in CUSA
but the Horned Frogs are a little stronger. TCU 45 Houston 27.
5. Emerald Nut Bowl Maryland vs. Oregon State Terps
came back strong after a slow start. However, the Beavers against
the Terps is one of the best matched games of the bowl season.
Oregon State 33 Maryland 30.
6. Meineke Car Care Bowl Connecticut vs. Wake Forest -
Jim Grobe is one of the best for taking what he has and winning.
UConn is very similar. Randy Edsel is a quality coach too. UConn
34 Wake Forest 24.
7. Liberty Bowl UCF vs. Mississippi State Golden
Knights get a shot at upsetting an SEC team. Coach Croom has
done a solid job and I personally would like to see MSU win a
bowl. However, UCF wins in a good one. UCF 35 MSU 27.
8. Alamo Bowl Penn State vs. Texas A&M JoPa will
have his work cut out as he plays the Aggies in what amounts to a
home game for them. Texas A&M 27 Penn State 24.
9. Independence Bowl Alabama vs. Colorado Saban
will have the home crowd for the Tide. The Buffs are coming back
after a few bad seasons. Alabama 38 Colorado 23.


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DEACON LEEVILLE
BICKHAM
Deacon Leeville Bickham,
76, of Wauchula, died Satur-
day, December 22, 2007, at
Hardee Manor Care Center.
Born Dec. 4, 1931, in
Tylertown, Miss., he had had
been a resident of Wauchula
since 1957. He was a member
and deacon at First Mission-
ary Baptist Church, and was
retired from Florida Fence
Post after 30 years of
employment.
He is survived by his long-
time companion, Lou E.
Blevins of Wauchula; a dau-
ghter, Lena Bogan of Avon
Park; two sisters, Almetia
Martin of Mississippi and
Inellia Martin; and two
grandchildren.
Visitation is Friday, Dec.
29, 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services will
be held on Saturday at 2 p.m.
at First Missionary Baptist
Church with Dr. Reginald
Franklin officiating. Burial is
in Magnolia Manor Ceme-
tery.



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Letter To The Editor

Farmworker Complex Proposed


For Sweetwater
Dear Editor:
On January 3, 2008, at 6 p.m.
in Room 102 of the Courthouse
Annex, there will be a public
hearing on a request to change
the zoning on a 40-acre parcel
in the Sweetwater community.
The property is located on
Crewsville Road, on the first
curve east of Fish Branch Road
(approx. .3 miles East) and is'
currently zoned agricultural.
It's an orange grove.
The proposed zoning change
will allow the owner to con-
struct a 150-man farmworker
housing complex, or in other
words, labor camp. While the
exact nature of the owner's
plans have not been made pub-
lic, it is likely this will consist
of barrack type housing for 150
men who are brought in from
out of the country on a contrac-
tual basis for a limited time, and
then after the time has expired,
sent back, at least in theory.
They have no ties to the
United States, much less to
Hardee County or the
Sweetwater community, and in
the case of the one proposed
here, this will more than double
the population of this rural
community with a group of men
without vehicles or driver's
licenses at least 15 miles from
the nearest convenience store

The name "piano" is an abbre-
viation of the the original
name for the instrument:
"piano et forte," or "soft and
loud."


Community
arid more than 20 miles from
the nearest retail center.
Many of the residents that we
do have work out of the imme-
diate area, are elderly, and/or
currently part-time residents.
Our community cannot ade-
quate monitor the security
issues associated with this type
of facility. And we do not have
the required social and enter-
tainment services for 150 men
during their time off.
The type of facility should be
located much closer to a city or
town to allow these workers to
avail themselves of buying a
pizza, a pair of shoes or doing
their laundry. And our commu-
nity should not be subjected to
the overnight influx of 150 peo-
ple and the associated problems
that will cause.
Assurances that there will be
no problems will last long
enough to get a permit issued.
After this occurs, other than
reporting code violations, if you
see any, there is nothing the
community can do about it. If
you find that this issue is likely
to make a difference to your
life, show up and speak up!

Sincerely Yours
Michael Hendry
Zolfo Springs


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10. Armed Forces Bowl California vs. Air Force -.Cal
has too much speed for this one. Cal 37 AF 24.
11. Humanitarian Bowl -- Fresno State vs. Georgia Tech -
Look for lots of points. GT 49 Fresno State 35.
12. Sun Bowl Oregon vs. USF Without Dixon, the USF
defense rules this game. Bulls 27 Oregon 13.
13. Music City Bowl Kentucky vs. FSU Wildcats
should destroy the Noles or at least what is left to play this game.
The NCAA may beat them worse later. Kentucky 51 FSU 13.
14. Insight Bowl Indiana vs. Oklahoma State Good
matchup. The Hoosiers have the emotional edge. Indiana 24 OSU
17.
15. Chic-Fil-A Bowl Clemson vs. Auburn Auburn did
beat the Gators but not the USF Bulls. If the good team shows up,
Auburn wins. Auburn 27 Clemson 24.
16. Outback Bowl Wisconsin vs. Tennessee Vols turn
Tampa ORANGE with a big victory. UT 38 Wisconsin 17
17. Cotton Bowl Missouri vs. Arkansas Hogs in tur-
moil, Missouri got shut out of a BCS Game from being number
one. The Tigers will be focused. Missouri 42 Arkansas 31.
18. Gator Texas Tech vs. Virginia Good matchup again.
TT has that aerial attack and UVA plays defense. Texas Tech wins
this one in a shootout. Texas Tech 40 Virginia 24.
19. Capital One Michigan vs. Florida Let's see, a team
without a coach who lost to Appalachian State taking on the
defending National Champs with a Heisman Trophy QB. Florida
56 Michigan 10.
20. Rose Bowl Illinois vs. Southern Cal Zook against
the powerful Trojans. This could be real ugly. USC 52 Illini 17.
21. Sugar Bowl Hawaii vs. Georgia Georgia coach sayr
his team was the best at the end of the season. Hawaii has a coach
who talks bad about Tim Tebow. The Dawgs will not fall like
Oklahoma to Boise State UGA 45 Hawaii 24.
22. Fiesta Bowl West Virginia vs Oklahoma The
Sooners finished the season as probably the best team in America.
The Mountaineers blew everything they worked for. Now, the
coach has betrayed the team and his heritage and left for Michigan.
This game could be ugly due to the distractions. Oklahoma 38
WVU 17.
23. Orange Bowl Virginia Tech vs. Kansas Hokies
defense will key the victory. VPI 27 Kansas 20.
24. International Bowl Rutgers vs. Ball State Ray Rice
runs wild Rutgers 48 Ball State 13.
25. GMAC Bowl Bowling Green vs. Tulsa Tulsa pass-
ing attack against BGSU's defense. BGSU 33 Tulsa 31.
26. BCS National Championship Game LSU and Ohio
State LSU got the breaks to be here. They deserve the National
Championship. Unfortunately, the Tigers will not even have to
work hard to win a National Championship. LSU 52 Ohio State 7.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended Dec. 20, 2007:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,663 com-
pared to 11,194 last week and 2,047 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 higher,
feeder steers and heifers steady.


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Nutrition Notes

HOPPIN' JOHN BRINGS GOOD LUCK
AND GOOD NUTRITION
This traditional Southern dish, which dates back to the 19th cen-
tury, is served on New Year's Day in homes across the country.
When preparing this spicy and colorful side dish, it is customary to
bury a dime among the black-eyed peas before serving. According
to tradition, whoever receives the coin is assured good luck
throughout the year.
Black-eyed peas', also called cowpeas, form the base of this dish.
These ivory-colored beans have a black spot in their center, often
referred to as an "eye." Originally brought to America with the
slave trade, black-eyed peas are native to Africa.
Beans are an excellent source of fiber. According to a landmark
international report on diet and cancer prevention, there is probable
evidence that foods containing dietary fiber like beans can
reduce your chances of developing colorectal cancer. In addition,
beans provide a cholesterol-free protein source and are loaded with
disease-fighting phytochemicals. They are also a wonderful instru-
ment in the weight-loss toolkit, as beans help you feel fuller longer
and may curb hunger.
Hoppin' John is frequently cooked with a ham bone to add fla-
vor, this recipe omits the meat in favor of additional seasonings.
The cumin, thyme and garlic in it lend an exotic flavor, while the
jalapeno pepper adds a real kick.
Hoppin' John is traditionally accompanied by Swiss chard, a
leafy green that is actually a member of the beet family. If serving
sauteed or steamed chard, be sure to avoid overcooking it as this
will result in the loss of some of its nutritional value.

Hoppin' John
1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
(optional)
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves




Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor
I hope everyone had a very again Cal and Betty Gadsby,
good Christmas and is looking Stella Niebauer and Dick
.forward to a happy and healthy Barker. John Ritsema led the
2008. U.S. Pledge, Bernice English
Jean Beshel's surgery is led the Canadian Pledge and
scheduled for April, and Bob Nancy Morrison led the prayer.
and Jean plan to be here by the The 50/50 winners were John
time you read this if all goes Sauve, Jim and Sharon Paddock
well. Ed Olson has been flown and Carl and Maxine Stromme.
home to the Montreal area with
a nurse in attendance. Ed BINGO
Frisbie is having some health Kay Dale won the paper spe-
problems, so Ed and Beth are cial on Dec. 14 and Sylvia
not sure if they will be here this Baker won it on Dec. 17.
*winter or not. Bert Elofson has
started her physio. Jane DANCES
Christopher had heart surgery There was a good turnout for
on Dec. 19 and is doing good. the Christmas Dance on Dec. 15
We sure hope everyone gets with The Nite Lites. Tickets are
to be feeling a whole lot better. now on sale for the New Year's
I am sure everyone would Eve Dance with Southern Gold.
appreciate get-well cards or a Let's have a great turnout.
cheery note. I am positive Ed
Frisbie does not like all that SCORES-.
snow and cold they have. Shuffling, lec, 13: Pioneer
Park was here for our first inter-
DECORATION WINNERS park shuffling. Crystal Lake
Congratulations to all the ladies won 11 games out of 18,
winners and everyone who put and the Crystal Lake men won
up Christmas decorations. The 15 games out of 18.
park sure looks nice. The win- Men's Golf, Dec. 13: first,
ners are: Dewey Morrison, D. Bennitt,
Green Section first, Cal Charlie McKnight and W.T..
and Betty Gadsby; second, Dale Johnson; second, Aurele
and Sylvia Baker. Dufour, Don Harkin, Lee Roy
Red Section first, Earl and Behymer and Jim Hommon.
Rosalie Folnsbee; second, Arlie Ladies Golf, Dec. 13: first,
and Linda Thompson. Nancy King; a tie between
. Blue Section first, Don Aideen Dufour and Nancy
and Flow Smith; second, Morrison.
Richard and Gerry Craig; Mixed Golf: Dec 17: first,
Yellow Section first, Ray Loyd Lankford, Joe Bennitt,
and Charlene Baker; second, Dicker Barker and Darlene
Mike Hamilton. Jackson; second, Jack Jacobs,
John Jackson, Bill R. Johnson
KOFFEE KLATCH and Darlene. Jackson.
The hosts on Dec. 18 were




Senior Citizen News

By Jim Walton

We arrived a bit early last Thursday at the Catheryn McDonald
Senior Center, in Wauchula.
Low and behold, there stood Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, along
with our lovely hostess, Darlene Henry, greeting all of us as we
entered the hall for the evening's events. Some one asked: Why are
you here in Wauchula and especially here at the Center so early this
year, Mr. Saita? His answer went something like this:
Well, friends, you know it's a long way from the North Pole to
around the world and me and my reindeer have lots of competition,
now with all the busy airlines. Besides, my reindeer have to refuel
and rest, and since I heard there was to be an early Christmas party
here at the Center, why not stop in and see for myself. Well, Mr.
and Mrs. Claus were not disappointed.
What a night of dancing and beautiful music! The "Three
Notes Plus One" band was red-hot! Several dancers teamed up with
superb swing and sway dancing that delighted all present.
Georgianna and Art, Fran, Don, Darlene and Tommy and other
friends gave an extra effort on such numbers as "Who's Sorry
Now"; "The Waltz You Saved for Me"; "White Sport Coat"; "Hold
Me"; and "Diana."


Then, we were treated with line dancing by Art, Georgianna,
Nora and Emma on the number "Alley Cat". At intermission we all
put on our Santa hats, and along with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, headed
to fabulous snack bar treats.
The evening's events continued with the band doing the num-
ber "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie." Then much to the delight of Mr. and
Mrs. Claus, the band livened things up again with its version of
"Jingle Bell Rock." It was followed by "Walking in the Winter
Wonderland"; "Jingle Bells"; "I'll be Home for Christmas"; "Silent
Night"; and several other traditional Christmas numbers.
The band stumped us this time on their mystery number
"Winter Waltz". The evening's door prize was won by Nora
Bowman from Pioneer Park.
At the conclusion of the evening's program our hostess invit-
ed all of us to please return to the hall for an early New Year's party
on the 27th of December. She even invited Mr. and Mrs. Claus to
attend as well. He promised us he would consider the matter.
So, friends, why not come be with us tonight. Bring others, I
am sure you will be delighted. So as I left the hall, I believe I saw
our hostess, give Santa a little hug and kiss, thanking them for
being present with us tonight.


3/4 tsp. ground cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 green onions, sliced
1 cup uncooked brown rice
2 cups water
1 large clove garlic, lightly smashed
1 bay leaf
2 (15-oz.) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 medium onion, chopped
I (14-oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
In a large, heavy pan, cook the rice in the water with the garlic
and bay leaf for about 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
Add the black-eyed peas, onions, tomatoes (and their juices), red
and green bell pepper, celery, jalapeno pepper, thyme, cumin, salt
and pepper. Cover and cook for another 10 to 20 minutes, adding
an additional 1/4-cup water if necessary, until the rice is tender and
the vegetables have released their liquid.
Stir in the sliced green onion. Serve with hot sauce, if desired.
Makes 10 servings, 1 cup per serving.
Per serving: 150 calories, 1.5 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 29 g car-
bohydrate, 6 g protein, 4 g dietary fiber, 160 mg sodium.


Justice For All
By Thomas E. Santarlas
Criminologist


ANIMAL CRUELTY
Domesticated animals, commonly referred to as family pets,
are a staple of American society. Since the beginning of time, man
has been known to house animals for a variety of reasons.
Companionship is the most notable of reasons for the adopting of
such animals into our circle of family and friends.
Many of us have had family pets during adolescence and well
into adulthood. They become part of the family as if they were a
brother, sister or child. To some people, a pet is their most trusted
and best friend in which they choose to share the range of emotions
experienced in one's life. In return, a pet will impart a sense of
love, commitment and loyalty to its' owners.
Most people realize that a domesticated animal is one of God's
creatures and treats them accordingly. Unfortunately, far too many
people do not engender that belief and abandon or abuse helpless
animals. Some people fail to realize that animals feel pain and suf-
fer in much the same way as a human being. Animals also experi-
ence the spectrum of emotions such as loneliness, anger, content-
ment and the need to be loved. Accordingly, our legislatures have
long recognized that animals are worthy of legal protection as well.
By now, a majority of the country knows that animal cruelty is
a criminal act punishable by imprisonment and/or severe fines. A
well-known professional athlete and a few of his associates have
brought the issue of animal cruelty to the forefront of the criminal
justice system. The egregious acts of these men have demonstrated
a blatant disregard for the sanctity of life. Our country responded
with a public outcry demanding justice for the helpless animals
savagely beaten and killed by these intolerable criminals. The end
result of this case is an extended stay at a federal penitentiary, hefty
fine and the loss of income tabulating into the millions of dollars.
Florida Statute specifically forbids any person from abusing,'
neglecting, abandoning and/or intentionally injuring an animal.
There are a number of different criminal charges that can be levied
depending on the scope and extent of the act. Most importantly
though, it is a third degree felony punishable by imprisonment for
a minimum of one year and up to a $10,000 fine upon. conviction
of a cruelty to animals charge. Florida Statute 828.12 (2) reads,
"A.person who intentionally commits an act to any ani,
mal which results in the cruel death, or excessive or
repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or
causes the same to be done is guilty of a felony of the
third degree. . "
Bear in mind that if you domesticate an animal, treat is as a
family member. It depends on you for love, support, food, water
and shelter. You took on the responsibility, now follow through or
place it for adoption. But don't abuse it!
Our county has a strong history in agriculture and animal hus-
bandry. Those of you who still don't get the picture take heed of
this warning: Abuse an animal and go to jail! The good people of
Hardee County will not tolerate cruelty to animals.
Dr. Tom Santarlas holds a PhD in criminal justice and is an inves-
tigator serving Hardee and Polk counties.


ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
During this holiday season we as a society take time to reflect
on the past year and make plans and promises for the year to come.
The best and simplest gifts are actually free. That is the gift of
taking time to show someone that you care. It will require that you
spend your most valuable asset, time.
Each one of us has the power to impact the lives of people we
come in contact with on a daily basis. Everyone needs to be recog-
nized and validated. Every person needs to have the sense of
belonging. Simple things such as a smile, a wave or "good morn-
ing" could make a world of difference. Children want approval
from their parents and other important adults in their lives.
People turn to risky behaviors because they are looking to fill
a need in their lives or to escape the pain that seems inescapable.
Substance abuse often starts with one of three gateway drugs -
drugs that are easy to obtain: alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.
Statistics show that the number one drug of choice in Hardee
County among its youth is alcohol.
It is easy for adults to ignore the problem or pretend that the
youth in their lives are not experimenting. Sayings such as "kids
will be kids" or "it's a rite of passage" or "we all did it when we
were kids" are dangerous excuses used to avoid acceptance of
responsibility for the lack of guidance we provide to our young
people.
Once my children were grown and out of the house I thought
for a while that my responsibilities had ended. Then I learned that
the door they walked out of was a revolving door. There were
return visits, some of which were longer than others. Their need
for my most valuable resource, my time and attention, had not
ended. In fact, I have learned that the very best thing I did for my
children was to spend time with them.
Working with the Drug Prevention Coalition and Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Alliance in Hardee County, I am reminded
that there are people who work to invest in the lives of young peo-
ple and that our youth have questions and concerns for which
adults can provide answers and guidance.
Society asks, "What has become of the youth of today?" The
answer is simple, but comes in the form of another question: "Have
we invested the time and attention required to give them the guid-
ance they need to make good decisions?"
If the answer to this question is not "yes," then I recommend
you find a way to get involved and spend some of your time in an
effort to make a difference. If you think you are too busy, then join
the crowd, we all are too busy and that is a big part of our problem.
Enjoy this season of giving and counting our blessings, then
decide how you can spend some time for the benefit of those who
will take over running the show one day and help them learn how
to deal with life's ups and downs.


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


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SURPRISE
It was no surprise that Jeannette had coffee and doughnuts
waiting when I arrived at her house. Working for her is enjoyable.
I was hoping for a no-surprises morning, as I wanted to make a
quick job of installing her new kitchen countertop and sink.
We rolled up the metal door of the delivery truck. Briefly look-
ing at the countertop, the driver said, "It's cracked!"
He fumed. I headed into the house to inform Jeanette of the
unpleasant surprise.
Practically running to the truck, disgusted with the countertop,
Jeanette demanded that the driver open the bbx containing her $700
stainless steel sink.
"Look at this sink, Rick!" she said. Rubbing the sink, she
informed me of its many defects. Truthfully, it seemed normal to
me. I glanced at the driver; he looked at me. Optionless, we put the
sink back in the' box.
Surprising? Yes. Yet, this was trivial compared to the ultimate
surprising event which occurred after Jesus' death. Risen from the
dead, people stared at Him in disbelief. How did Jesus respond?
On three occasions, He comforted: "Peace be with you."
Home from work, I checked my e-mail. A friend from Africa,
with the unusual name of Surprise Sithole, was writing to tell me
about a pastors' conference.
In a country where $700 is wages for months, people walked
uncountable miles to attend the long-anticipated time of worship-
ing God. Events turned shockingly tragic as militant anti-Christian
youth beat one pastor to death.
Yet Pastor Surprise's e-mail overflowed with situation-over-
coming joy at the realness of God in his life and church. He left the
conference with the mindset of the resurrected Jesus: "Peace be
with you."
This peace, which Jesus offers, cannot be bought. Given freely
to all who come to Him: "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give
you."


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2008
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers,
Room 102
Courthouse Annex. 412 W. Orange Street.
Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF January 03rd & 17th Regular meeting
Zoning meeting -January 17th at 8:35 a.m.
January 01st County Offices Closed New Years Holiday
January 21st County Offices Closed Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Planning Session Cancelled for January 11th
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each
month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF January 03rd
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in
Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF January 14th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF January 07th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF January 14th at 5:30 p.m.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive,
Wauchula
MONTH OF January 08th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF January 15th at Noon at the Java Caf6, 202 W. Main Street,
Wauchula
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF January 22nd
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioner's
office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidencee upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 12:27nc








December 27, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A


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

75 YEARS AGO
Christmas Pageant To Be
Given Jan. 6:. The Christmas
pageant, originally planned for


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

Case No.: 252007CA000684

WAUCHULA DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION
a Florida corporation

Plaintiff,

v.

OSCAR LUVIANO AND MARIA
MERCEDES CARDOSO

Defendants. /

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

MARIA MERCEDES CARDOSO
4823 Sally Blvd.
Bowling Green, FL 33834
Last Known Mailing and Physical
Address
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Hardee County, Florida:

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

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on the Plaintiff's attorney, John W.
H. Burton of Burton and Burton,
PA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1729, Wauchula, Florida
33873, on or before the 11th day of
January, 2008, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter, pr 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
12:13,20,27;1:3c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 252007CA000707
MICHAEL EDWIN BLAIR and
wife, ANGELA RENE BLAIR,
Plaintiff,
V.
ELEANOR MARY GLORIOUS
BROOKS, deceased, and her
spouse, EDWARD C. BROOKS,
deceased, and their unknown
heirs, devises, grantees, credi-
tors, and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against-
them,
Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANTS:
ELEANOR MARY GLORIOUS
BROOKS
RESIDENCE Unknown
EDWARD C. BROOKS,
RESIDENCE Unknown
if alive or if dead, and their
unknown spouses,
heirs,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,
Florida
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to JOHN W. H. BURTON of
Burton & Burton, P.A., POST
OFFICE DRAWER 1729,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or
before the 11th day of January,
2008, and file the original with the
Clerk of the Court either before
service on Plantiffs' attorney or
immediately thereafter, or a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this
Court on this 6th day of December
2007.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court


By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
12:13-1:3c


Dec. 26, will be staged in the
City Hall auditorium on Friday
night, Jan. 6, according to an
announcement made this week
by Rev. B. A. Roth, pastor of
First Baptist Church, who is
staging and directing this event.

Young Evangelist Closes
Meeting Sunday: Homer Lee
Hall, 12-year-old evangelist,
who has been holding a series
of meetings at the First
Christian Church here, will
conclude the meeting Sunday
night, it was announced yester-
day.

Record Vote Was Cast In
November Election: A new
record popular vote was cast in
the November general election,
according to figures just com-
piled. There were 39, 734, 351
votes cast in the United States
for president, a new high
record.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the
winning Democratic candidate,
polled 22, 813,789 votes.

City Christmas Tree Prizes
Are Rewarded: Prize winners in
the city's living Christmas tree
contest were announced Sat-
urday night following the deci-
sion of the judges. Mrs. T.W.
Forrest was awarded first prize
of $10 for her beautiful tree on
West 10th Avenue, and Mrs.
Harry L. Orwig won second
prize of $5 for her tree.

Lawrence Tibbet Will Sing In
Orlando March 1: A concert
course of seven programs
including Lawrence Tibbet,
renowned baritone of opera,
radio and movie fame, will be


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

SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARINGS
ON PETITION FOR TERMINATION


OF PARENTAL RIGHTS


THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Artemio Nava, Father of I.C., a
white male child born on January
5, 2004, and of A. C., a white
female born on February 4,-2000
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a petition for termination of
parental rights under oath has
been filed by the Department of
Children and Family Services in
the above styled Court, for the ter-
mination of your parental rights to
the above named child:
I.C.
a white male child
born on January 5, 2004
A.C.
a white female child
born on February 4, 2000
and you are hereby COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on January
17, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at the
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, for a PER-
MANENT COMMITMENT ADVISO-
RY HEARING in this matter.
YOU ARE ALSO COMMANDED
to personally appear before the
Circuit Court Judge, on January
25,2008, at 8:30 a.m. at the HARD-
EE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417
WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHU-
LA, FLORIDA, for and ADJUDICA-
TORY MANIFEST BEST INTEREST
HEARING in this matter.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY
APPEAR ON THE DAYS AND
TIMES SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL
LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT
TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY
APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE
YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN
THE PETITION FOR TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the individual or agency sending
the notice at 1014 South 6th
Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873, tele-
phone (863) 773-9746, not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8779, via Florida Relay
Service.
DATED THIS 3rd day of December,
2008
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK

Delois Franks
as his Deputy Clerk
12:6-1:10c


staged here during the winter
season. It is the first attempt in
Central Florida to offer musical
entertainment in the form of a
season program.

50 YEARS AGO
Arcadia Newspaper Raises
Rate: Inflation has caught up
with The Arcadian. The weekly
newspaper is upping its price
from a nickel to a dime on
newsstands, effective Jan. 1.
Yearly subscription rates in
DeSoto County will be $3
instead of $2.

Pvt. James Bond At Fort
Riley: Pvt. James W. Bond, son
of Mary L. Durrance, Route 2,
Wauchula, recently participated
in a three-day field training
exercise at Fort Riley, Kansas,
where he is a member of the 1st
Division's 28th Infantry.

Simmons Resigns As Miami
Coach: Carl Simmons, former
Wauchula High School football
star, has resigned as line coach
at Miami High School to devote
full time to Simtrobar Groves
Inc. in Wauchula.

All Ice: The Big Freeze, Dec.
12-13, left behind it scenes
straight out of fairytale iceland.
At 11:45 in the morning at the
home of Mrs. L. A. Shirley in
Bowling Green, was a frozen
fern. Linda Lawrence, Miles
Judah and Pat Pendergrass test-
ed the fern to see if it was real.

Hardee Wildcats Beat Au-
burndale: The Hardee Wildcats
cage team edged the Auburn-
dale bloodhounds 44-39 in a
Southwest Florida Conference
basketball game at Joel Evers
Gym in Wauchula last Saturday
night.

Herndon Named All-Ameri-


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

GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
CASE NO. 25-2007-CA -568

COUNTRYWIDE HOME


LOANS,INC.,
Plaintiff; '"

vs.
JOSE LUIS R. OROZC

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLC


Way Back When.]


can: Don Herndon of Wauchula
has been named to the William-
son System All-American Foot-
ball Team this year. Herndon,
who will be graduated from
University of Tampa this
spring, scored 197 points and
gained, 1727 yards rushing in
his four years with the Spartans.


Former Wauchulan Named
To Civil Rights Group: Former
Gov. Doyle E. Carlton has been
named by President Eisenhower
to fill a vacancy on the six-man
Civil Rights Commission.

25 YEARS AGO
Family Tree Youth Performed
In Live Nativity Scene Monday
Night: Young members of the
Family Tree from the First
Christian Church donned cos-
tumes Monday night and stood
in the cold to recreate the
Nativity scene for passing shop-
pers and motorists in front of
Earnest Plaza.

Christmas Tree Has Special
Meaning: Jean Thilges and
Emeroy Daniels stand next to a
Christmas tree at the First
Presbyterian Church in Wau-
chula which they helped to dec-
orate along with other members
of the church.

Cadette Girl Scouts Working
Toward A Patch: Cadette Girl
Scouts are working on a child-
care interest project patch with
a nurse as an instructor. The
Girl Scouts participating in the
project are Lelia Meeks, Maria
James, Laura Cook, Darice Lo-
wenberg and Jennifer Gough.

Correctional Officers Finish
Basic Standards Course: Avon
Park correctional officers com-
pleted the first 320 hours basic
correctional officer standards
course on Dec. 7. Those officers
were Lawrence Wollangk, Shir-
ley Williams, Dale Hines, Frank
Rodriquez, Roy Amburn, Doyle
Linkens, Norris Evan, Jeffery
Sawyer, Pete Hentnik, Loyd
Moreland and Billy Lee.

The Rev. Joe Staton To Run
Revival Here: Evangelist Joe
Staton will be conducting a
revival at Wauchula Church of
God at 701 N. Seventh Ave.
beginning Wednesday, Dec. 29,


at 7:30 p.m. with services night-
ly.

Hardee School Bands Held
Concert Thursday: The Hardee
County bands, under the direc-
tion of Bob Shayman, presented
a holiday concert last Thursday
night at the high school audito-
rium. This was the second year
that the auditorium has been
used, and even as last year, it
was crowded to capacity.

10 YEARS AGO
Helping Hands Make Christ-
mas Brighter: Hands and hearts
that once concocted crimes now
turn their talents to healing the
hurts of boys and girls. For the
second year in a row, the
Hardee County Correctional
Institution is giving back to the
community during Christmas
with its Toys For Tots program.

Lights On For Lively Christ-
mas Spirit: There may not be
any snow on the ground, but
that doesn't hamper Florida
folks from sharing the Christ-
mas spirit with their neighbors
and friends. Cantatas, caroling,
visits with Santa Claus, chil-
dren's plays, Christmas Card
Lane, gaily decorated lamp-
posts, church dinners and spe-
cial services encourage folks to
enjoy the fun and serious side
of the holidays.


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Fall: Hardee High School has a
little-known -team, which is
traveling around the state mak-
ing a name for itself and the
school. The school's Academic
Squad (A-team) is growing
leaps and bounds, improving in
numbers and placement in the
various tournaments it attends.

Hardee Heroes Program
Recognizes Writing Success:
Zolfo Springs Elementary
School winners in Grades K-2
are Jacob Crews, Skylar Alden,
Maria Trujillo, Elizabeth. Brad-
dock, Craig Salas, Jennifer
Sellers, Maria Jaimez, Brittany
Brown, Anthony Myers, Jose
Luis, Sara Lopez, Victoria
Salazar, Holden Nickerson,
Nikki Timms, Nik Lanier,
Candice Jones and Andrea
Turner.

JV Boys Basketball Breaks
On Winning Note: The Hardee
junior varsity boys basketball
team ended the first season
undefeated after last week's
home game against Lake Plac-
id. The junior Cats' are at 10-0
as they discontinue action over
the Christmas holiday break.

Clark Earns Tournament
MVP Award: HHS junior
Ronnie Clark had strong fourth
quarters in back-to-back tourna-
ment games last weekend in
working for Hardee wins, and
picking up the Most Valuable
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8A The Herald-Advocate, December 27, 2007


'Cats Edge Pirates 49-48


A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patient-
ly, defends courageously and continues a friend unchangeably.
-William Penn


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats present-
ed their coach with a Christmas
present, a come-from-behind
victory at Braden River.
In the only games last week,
the varsity basketball team-
inched past Braden River 49-
48, while the JV succumbed to
some junior Pirate heroics to
lose 43-40.
The varsity will compete in a
pair of holiday tournaments,
while the JVs are idle. The
Wildcats are in a tourney Dec.
28-29 at Jesuit High and anoth-
er at Alonzo Jan. 3-5.
Regular action resumes on
Tuesday, Jan. 8, with a visit
from Palmetto, one of only two
district teams to beat Hardee.
The Tigers won 53-52 in over-
time in a Nov. 26 game on their
court. Hardee's only other loss
is 54-51 at DeSoto; the Bull-
dogs visit Hardee on Jan. 25.
District competition is at
Palmetto Feb. 4, 8 and 9. Cur-
rently, DeSoto and Sarasota
Booker lead District 10, each
with a loss. DeSoto lost at
Booker and Hardee beat Booker
on its court. Hardee has also
beaten Braden River twice, and
Sebring and Avon Park once
each.
At Braden River last Tues-
day, Hardee opened in an "ab-
solutely pathetic mode. Es-
pecially in the first half, it was
by far the worst half in the years
I've coached," said head coach
Vance Dickey, who is in his
fifth year at the helm after sev-
eral years as assistant coach.
"They came out flat, low
energy. The Pirates got all the
loose balls. Arnold (Louis) sat
out the second quarter with two
fouls," said Dickey. The Pirates
led 28-16 at halftime.
Hardee came out with a bit of
different defense in the second
half. "Arnold, Nolan (Neu-
hauser), Postene (Louisjeune)
and Josh (Jackson) all hustled


and competed well. They kept
us in the game," continued
Dickey.
Hardee also picked up the
intensity in the second half,
allowing the 'Cats to get steals
and "make enough points to
keep it close. We tied the game
at about the two-minute mark
and took the lead with about 90
seconds left. At the end, they
had the ball on an out-of-
bounds play and Arnold had a
huge steal to enable us to win,"
described Dickey.
Louis finished with 15 points,
including 9-of-13 from the
charity stripe. Louisjeune added
11 and usually high man Mark
St. Fort was held to nine points.
Jackson had six points, includ-
ing a trey and pair of free
throws in the key fourth quarter.
Neuhouser and Marwin Sim-
mons each nailed a trey. Tre'
Anderson, who just moved up
from the JV, had two points.
Lucas Juarez and Ezayi You-
youte contributed to the floor
game.
"It was a basically losing
effort, not what we want. We
need to get straightened out,
hopefully with holiday prac-
tices and tournament games.
The only positive was that we
won. We can't win unless we
get a lot better," concluded
Dickey.
The junior varsity started
swell and faded at the end, but
coach Rod Smith was pleased
overall. "We played a lot better
and led most of the game. We
are starting to become more
cohesive and learn the ins and
outs of organized basketball
instead of the P.E. class or pick-
up game," said Smith.
We had a nice lead.until the
last four or five minutes. Then
we had some turnovers and they
made a couple of three-pointers.
We missed a shot to tie it at the
end. We played a good defense.
Scott (Donaldson) played a
good point guard. He replaced


Tre' Anderson who moved up to
the varsity," concluded Smith.
Hardee had a 12-10 advan-
tage at the end of quarter one.
At the end of a low-scoring, de-
fensive second period, the
young 'Cats were up 17-14.
Early in the third period they
moved farther in front, only to
have the junior Pirates come
back. After a 14-14 period,
Hardee still led 31-18. Braden
River held Hardee to just nine
points in the final quarter, while
scoring 15 points to gain the 43-
40 win.
Pirate Neal Walker and
Wildcat Justin Bromley were
the scoring leaders, each with a
dozen points. Donaldson added
10, Jarrell Ellis eight, Kalan
Royal four, D'Vonte Hooks a
trey, Kyle Bodeck a deuce and
Carl Brown one-of-two at the
free throw line. Charles Allen,
Serapio Torres, Nathan Tom-
linson and Dylan Justice shared
playing time.


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NAMES MAKE NEWS
Anyone who's ever studied journalism will probably remem-
ber that on the first day of class in Reporting 101 you learned that
names make news. And you never forgot it, either.
It's a fact of life that names matter. In a world teeming with
humanity, it's our way of holding on to our individual identities.
Misspell or mispronounce someone's name and you've got a prob-
lem on your hands.
All of this goes double when it comes to the names of those
who have died. Loved ones live on, in a sense, when we're able to
call on their names.
Witness the powerful effect, for example, of the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Visitors are moved beyond
words, and frequently to tears, when they first confront the names
of those who lost their lives in that distant war at first by the
sheer total of names and then, one by one, by the individuals them-
selves. In the same way, the names of the thousands of victims of
the Sept. 11 tragedies are terribly important. The memorial service
that takes place at Ground Zero each year grabs our hearts with the
reading one by one, of the names of those who were killed that day.
These thoughts came to mind when I read of the movement
now under way in Hawaii to memorialize the names of all those
quarantined at the "leper colony" on Molokai. Between 1866 and
1969 more than 8,000 people with Hansen's disease, as leprosy is
called, were dispatched to the colony of Kalaupapa on Molokai.
They came with one-way tickets only; in the vast majority of cases
they were there for life.
The names of all those men, women and children were record-
ed in ledger books, written in flowing Spencerian script, on the day
they arrived. The ledgers provide the only existing record of all
those who went to Molokai to live, and to die.
A new campaign would change all that. The Kalaupapa Names
Project hopes to erect a monument on Molokai that would display
all 8,000 names and provide a lasting memorial to the sacrifice and
suffering that victims endured. A story by Patrick Downes hinted at
the scope of the tragedy: "In Hawaii," he wrote, "Hansen's disease
tore families apart, and shame and embarrassment kept the separa-
tions secret. The disease did not respect age and neither did the law.
You were sent away whether you were 5 or 75. Children who were
taken away, later, as adults, saw their own children taken from
them in a kind of exile in reverse. Multiply that family fragmenta-
tion by the thousands, and you will only begin to comprehend the
vast abyss of heartbreak and pain that is the legacy of Kalaupapa."
One of the people Downes interviewed for his report, a
descendant of a one-time patient, summed up the reason that advo-
cates of the proposed memorial hope it goes through. "For the liv-
ing," he said, "it's bringing your family back home, discovering
who you are, where you belong. For the dead, it's to perpetuate
their life, their life story."
Names, as we learned long ago, do indeed make news. And,
yes, they matter.
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YOU Can Appear In...
Memory Lane
Do you have any old photographs of Hardee County people,
places or events you would be willing to share with our readers?
Perhaps your second-grade class, a Main Street scene, a family
picnic from long ago, canoeing down the Peace River or wash-
ing your first car? You can take readers on a walk down Memory
Lane by allowing us to print your photo from Hardee County's
past. You will be credited with the submission, and your photo
will be returned. To appear In this feature, send the photo along
with your name to: Memory Lane, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box
338, Wauchula, FL 33873 or stop by the newspaper office at 115
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee boys soccer fin-
ished the first season with a trio
of home games last week.
The Wildcats lost a defensive
struggle against 9-3-4 Mulberry
1-0, shut out Avon Park 8-0 and
lost a heartbreaker to Braden
River 3-1.
It's time for some well-
earned rest, before starting an-
other three-game home stand in
early January. DeSoto visits
Jan. 8, Palmetto on Jan. 10 and
Frostproof on Jan. 11.
After a 6-2 loss at Mulberry,
Hardee was primed for the
rematch last Monday. The 'Cats
played the Panthers to the wire,
allowing only one goal when
Kody Glass passed to Alan
Crispin at the 30-minute mark
of the first half. The ball was
just out of the grasp of Hardee
junior goalie Efrain Ruiz, who
had numerous other saves.
On Tuesday, Hardee hosted
Avon Park which is struggling
with a new coach and new play-
ers. After senior aoe Luis Reyes
completed the hat trick, three
goals, within the first 15 min-
utes, Coach Ron Kline began
pulling his starters. Reyes, just
back from injury absence,
played a bit longer.
Kline cleared the bench
before halftime and prolonged
the game, giving his reserves a
lot of playing time. Other goals
were scored by senior Jose
Castaneda, junior Humberto
Nolasco, soph Valentin Rosales
and freshman Salomon Mald-
onado, who had two of them.
Thursday's game against dis-
trict rival Braden River did not
turn out the way Hardee hoped.


"We were in disbelief. They
scored at 23:24 in the first half
on a crosskick and header," said
Kline.
Hardee misfortunes contin-
ued when Maldonado got a blue
card, not as severe as a red or
yellow card, but a touching of
the ball with the hands after it
bounced off his chest. The blue
card caused him to be ejected
for the remainder of the game
and he could not be replaced,
leaving Hardee to play 10 on 11
for the 55 minutes left in the
first and second halves.
As a result, the Pirates got a
penalty kick late in the first
half, taking a 2-0 advantage at
halftime.
Three minutes into the sec-
ond half, Reyes scored to cut
the Pirate lead to 2-1. Another
penalty kick, a foul on
Castaneda for stepping into the
box, gave the Pirates the penal-
ty kick, "always a bear to stop,"
described Kline. The rest of the
game was defensive, with nei-
ther team able to score.
"We outplayed these guys.
We had four or five shots hit the
crossbar or sidebars. We were
on their side of the field 60 to
70 percent of the time. Some of
our shots went high, even
though they were rocket shots.
One bounced down and up, hit
the goalpost and went in, but
the official ruled it a dead ball
when it hit the post. We had a
five-foot gimme that went up
and over. It was a bad luck
game," said Kline.
"I'm not,upset with our team.
We outshot and outplayed them.
It was just a Murphy's law
game, anything that could go
wrong did," Kline concluded.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The Hardee boys soccer squad aims to do well in district competition next month. In first row (from left) are Salomon
Maldonado, Ezekiel Moran, Marco Calvillo, Valentin Rosales, Christian Avila, Emidio Macedo and Ivan Narvaez; (sec-
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Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
Sunday School .:..................9:45 a.m.,
Morning Worship ..........11...1I:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340 -
Sunday School ................:..9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship ................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCII
7 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. l1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ................. 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CIIURCII
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.......7:06 p.m.

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


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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

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

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training................ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:00 p.m.

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

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

WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ............... I ... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday ....... ..'. .. ......7:00 p.m.
CIIURCH OF CHIIRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.............. 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men 'v Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHIIURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576




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WAUCHULA

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ............. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ................7:30 p.m.

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCII
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................0:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CIIURCII
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ....... : ....... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m..
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub.............:..6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT dr. High)...............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr. 6-8)
323 (Sr. High) 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worshipfor gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCII
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.m.
S.Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblic, Micrcoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service................. 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team.................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METIIODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship .........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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

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


Miercoles 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning................ 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ................. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening................ 7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Evening ....................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BA I'SCHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ........... ..... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .... ............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service .... .....11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CIIURCII
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Church Training ............... 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCHII
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship .................... (1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................9...9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CIIURCII
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School .....................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ...... .........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........I11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service..............7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................7:00 a.m.
(English) .................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ............1... 11:00 a.m.
(Creole).................... 1:00 p.m .
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.
SECOND CHANCE BIBLE
CHURCH
1511 US Hwy 17 N. 873-1148
Sunday School.............. ......9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship ................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Service..............7:00 p.m.
SBCAffiliation

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHIIURCH
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School .....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....... ....7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.


Friday Worship ......................7:30 p.m.

TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................. 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.


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


WAUCHULA

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Church 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship............7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ............7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service;...............7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Tr-ail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday 10:00 a.m.

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


EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7;30 p.m.

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

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

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:60 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday 6:00 p.m.

REALITYRANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. .................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship ............7-9 p.m.

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735.8025
Escuela Dominica. ...........0:00 a.m.
Servicio 11:00 a:m"i.
Pioneer Club 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. .. 1:00 a.m.
Training Union...... ..........5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship.................6:00'p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.


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


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Bo See and Tarvn Todd
Taryn Todd & Bo


See Are
Tony and Linda Todd of Avon
Park announce the engagement
of their daughter, Taryn Day
Todd, to James Dalton "Bo"
See, the son of Jim and Linda
See of Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of the dental hygiene program
at Santa Fe Community Coll-
ege, and is a registered dental
hygienist. She is currently em-


Engaged
played by Dr. David E. Willey
in Sebring.
The prospective groom
earned a degree in journalism
and public relations at Troy
State University. He is em-
ployed as a teacher at the
Florida Institute for Neurologic
Rehabilitation in Wauchula.
The couple are planning a
spring 2008 wedding.


Auburndale-based Brandon
Spiker Ministries expects the
Holy Spirit's presence at the
camp meeting revival which
begins Sunday evening.
Spiker, 19, who has begun a
worldwide ministry going as far
as Finland for his mission, will
launch the "Fire In The Night"
revival Sunday evening at the
River of Life Church, 131 S.
Eighth Ave., Wauchula.
The Sunday service will be at
6 p.m., and those Monday
through Friday nights areat. 7
p.m.
Spiker will return March 7 at
7 p.m. for a followup, "This Is
The Day Of Salvation" visit.
He believes "souls are ready
to be saved, people are ready to
be touched by the presence of
the Lord, and the time is now to
bring 'Glad Tidings' of good
things!"
He asks local pastors and
churches to get behind him by
praying for laborers to partici-
pate and encourages them to
bring the lost and unchurched to
the event.
"This camp meeting will be
the beginning of a great revival
that will take place in Hardee
County. Yo6I won't find religion
or tradition, but you will see
Jesus as He really is," says
Spiker.
"Religion beats you over the
head and tells you to fix what
you are doing wrong, but never
tells you how to do that. But the
Bible tells us the Christian life
should be based on a relation-
ship with Jesus Christ and God
the Father." he continues.
. "In this meeting, you will
have the chance to come to
know Jesus Christ, who He is,
what He can do for you, and the
love that He has for you. He did
not come to condemn, but to
show us mercy and love and to
bring forgiveness," says Spiker.
He points out the difference
between condemnation and
conviction. "Condemnation



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brings you down to the lowest
of lows and throws everything
that you have done wrong back
in your face. Conviction comes
from the Holy Spirit, giving you
the opportunity to make things
right with the Father."
Spiker will record a live wor-
ship album during the revival.
Worship leader Jeffrey Edwards
will be a part of it. "You can
join us or watch us . but no
matter what you do, God is still
going to bring a great revival to
this county. We are believing
God for a great harvest of souls.
We know God is going to pour
out His spirit and lives are
going to be greatly impacted
and changed for the better,"
adds Spiker.
"I want you to receive from
Heaven what God has ordained
for you. God loves you and has
a great plan for your life. He
wants to see you prosper and
grow in Him. Come and enter in
and discover the great relation-
ship that Jesus Christ Himself
wants to have with you," con-
cludes Spiker.
He says Barry and Judy
Taylor gave the use of the River
of Life Church, and Faith
Temple and Cutting Edge
Ministries is providing the food
for 200 meals which will be dis-
tributed to the needy after the
Jan. 3 service.


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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
For You answer our prayers,
and to You all people will
come. Though our hearts are
filled with sins, You forgive
them all.
Psalm 65:2-3 (NLT)
FRIDAY
You answer us in amazing
ways, God our Savior.
People everywhere on the
earth and beyond the sea
trust You. You made the
mountains by Your strength;
You are dressed in power
Psalm 65:5-6 (NCV)
SATURDAY
Muzzler of seas storm and
wave crash, of mobs in noisy
riot Far and wide they'll
come to a stop. They'll stare
in awe, in wonder. Dawn and
dusk take turns calling,
"Come and worship."
Psalm 65:7-8 (ME)
SUNDAY
He waters the earth to make
it fertile. The rivers of God
will not run dry! He prepares
the earth for His people and
sends them rich harvests of
grain. He waters the furrows
with abundant rain. Showers
soften the earth, melting the
.clods and causing seeds to
sprout across the land.
Psalm 65:9-10 (TLB)
MONDAY
You crown the year with Your
bounty, and Your carts over-
flow with abundance. The
grasslands of the desert
overflow; the hills are cloth-
ed with gladness. The mead-
ows are covered with flocks
and the valleys are mantled
with grain; they shout for joy
and sing.
Psalm 65:11-13 (NIV)
TUESDAY
Everything on earth, shout
with joy to God! Sing about
His glory! Make His praise
glorious! Say to God, Your
works are amazing! Because
Your power is great."
Psalm 66:8-9 (NCV)
WEDNESDAY
Let the whole world bless
our God and sing aloud His
praises. Our lives are in His
hands, and He keeps our
feet from stumbling.
Psalm 66:8-9 (NLT)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.
One who knows how to show
and to accept kindness will be
a friend better than any pos-
session.
-Sophocles
There is no wilderness like a
life without friends; friendship
multiplies blessings and mini-
mizes misfortunes; it is a
uniqe remedy against ad-ver-
sity, and it soothes the soul.
-Baltasar Gracian


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Betheny Alvanos, public affairs liaison for Florida Virtual School, spoke Tuesday, Dec.
11, to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club. There are over 50,000 students including several in
Hardee County, in grades 6-12 enrolled in the school. Florida students can take one or
more courses at no cost. The school serves public, private and home-schooled stu-
dents. Courses meet the Sunshine State Standards, are taken over the Internet and
taught by teachers certified in the. subjects. There are over 90 online courses, includ-
ing main graduation requirements, advanced placement, honors, electives and test
preparation. Florida Virtual School is funded by the Florida Department of Education.
Here, Alvanos is shown with Dr. Mike McCoy.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Bill Lambert, interim chairman of the Hardee Industrial Development Authority, interim
manager of the Commerce Park and- interim director of the Economic Development
Council, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Dec.5. Also speaking Was Brittany
Nickerson, who read a proclamation about four-laning the remainder of U.S. 17.
Lambert is owner of Torrey Oaks Golf Course. Shown (from left) are Lambert,
Nickerson and club President Arnold Lanier.



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Cancer Society Presents


Awards At Annual Event


The Hardee County Unit of
the American Cancer Society
recently held its annual board
meeting and awards presenta-
tion.
Courtney Cumbee, a young
cancer victim, was among those
recognized. Winning both the
Hope Award and the Courage
Award was Ken Weis.
The following are the scripts
from the evening, as shared by
Unit Executive Director Denise
Benavides.

Hope Award
The Hope Award is a special
honor given to a volunteer who
has demonstrated exemplary
and continuing volunteer ser-
vices that enhance the quality of
life of patients and their fami-
lies.
I would like to introduce our
recipient, Ken Weis.
Ken goes out of his way to
make himself available to all
the communities in Hardee
County to deliver our educa-
tional programs and to create
awareness of our patient ser-
vices. If Ken finds out someone
needs help, he is there for them.
He shares with them the
resources available through the
American Cancer Society and
other local agencies. He shows
them how they can be their own
advocate.
Ken is very active outside of
ACS. He participates in his
church group and other commu-
nity organizations such as
church and city league softball.
Ken has brought his many
talents to the American Cancer
Society and chaired his own
Relay For Life team for three
years, raising a cumulative
amount of over $29,445.25.
He attended the Celebration on
the Hill September 2006 to
advocate for all of Hardee
County residents for the fight
against cancer.
Ken has worked on the many
projects in the local volunteer
resource center to help. staff and
all residents in Hardee County.
He has been an outreach volun-
teer, educating everyone that he
runs into that is battling cancer
about our patient services. He
is a valued member of our
speaker's bureau, and when we
need a speaker he is there for
us.
We .are so fortunate to have
this noble, talented and distin-
guished individual be a part of
our American Cancer Society
family.

Courage Award
Our Courage Award is given
each year to a person who has
had cancer and has:
demonstrated great cour-
age and determination,
a positive attitude, and
an ability to lead life as
normally as possible.
Our honoree this year is a
perfect example of this award,


and he excels in every qualifi-
cation.
I am so honored tonight to
present the Hardee County
Courage Award to Ken Weis.
Ken was diagnosed with
mantel-cell lymphoma in Sept-
ember 2003. He had been
employed with Sprint for over
30 years.
He has been through two
clinical trials, three rounds of
chemotherapy and a stem-cell
transplant. He had been told
his life span was four years with
this incurable type of cancer.
Currently, Ken is preparing for
a bone-marrow transplant to
prove his doctors wrong.
Ken's courage, determina-


tion, positive attitude, family
support and faith in'God contin-
ue to bring him through this
experience. He has turned a
"bad" time in his life into a way
to help others.
Ken is being treated at
Moffitt, and often visits other
patients in his community to
encourage them. He makes his
appointments for treatment an
excursion with lots of fun; he
always keeps an upbeat atti-
tude. He continues to look for-
ward to being part of the Relay
For Life in Hardee County.
Ken is an amazing person
with so much love to give. He is
an inspiration to anyone with
cancer.


COURTESY PHOTO
Ken Weis and administrative assistant Rachel Robinson.
Weis was the winner of both the annual Hope and
Courage awards.


Members of the Board of Directors for the Hardee County Unit of the American Cancer
Society are (from left) Sheila Johns, Ossie Johnson, Vanessa Hernandez, Lavonda
Rogers, Melissa Crews, Caroline MacKay, Sharri Knight, Ray Gill, Fernando Gonzales
and Denise Benavides, unit director; in back is Ken Weis. Missing from the photo are
Diane Smith, Sue Conner, Donna Alexy, Cindy Bone, Lauren Canary, Sharon Corbett,
Nancy Bandy, Katia Kaufman, Sylvia Parker and Dawn
Atkinson-Jones.


'Birthday

Bash' Fetes

8-Year-Old

Chyanne Thornton, the
daughter of Larry and Melissa
Albritton of Wauchula, turned 8
years old on Nov. 18.
She celebrated with a party
on Friday, Nov. 23, at her home.
Theme for the occasion was
Chyanne's Eighth Birthday
Bash.
Guests were treated to a
hayride, pillow-case decorating,
games and a campfire. They
were served pizza and Bratz
cupcakes.
Attending the celebration
were sister Albany Albritton,
Layla Santoyo, Corie Benton,
Joley Pleger, Mallory Gough
and Courtney Peterson.
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Courtney Cumbee with her mom, Wendy Suggs.
Courtney attended a special camp for children with
cancer this past summer.


Man's best support is a very
dear friend.
-Cicero
I know what things are good:
friendship and work and con-
versation.
-Rupert Brooke


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!
When you are besieged by evil thoughts, you have not com-
mitted sin. These thoughts are a prelude to sin. They are designed
to break down your resistance, to gain an entrance for themselves,
then other more sinister evil thoughts.
In the midst of this turmoil, sin can be committed simply by
your compliance. An example of this can be found in Matthew
5:28, where Jesus said, "Who soever looketh on a woman to lust
after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."
This is why living the Christian life is basically a battle. This
does not mean that we need to be constantly worrying, and fretting
about our minds and bodies. But it does mean that we recognize the
presence of an enemy of our souls, and are wise enough to depend
on the Friend of our souls to help us.
A mature saint is a believer who has refused to give ground to
the enemy. He has rejected compromise. He battles for the honor of
God.
It grieves him when people speak disrespectfully of his
Sovereign or make light of His royal kindness. However, he does
not rush to condemn others. He remembers very well the depths
from which he has been rescued.
Instead, he prays for other men and does what he can to help
them. When they refuse aid, he recalls the prayer from the cross,
"Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do."
Indeed, this is the condition of all men as they struggle at the
foot of the cross for money, fame and success. Satan and his hordes
stir the violent mix and add confusion What hope can anyone have
who refuses God's offer of salvation'through His Son?
"Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before."
Let's take heart, brothers! "We are more than conquerors
through Him that loved us" (Romans 8:37).
Let's fight against the enemy's onslaught of evil thoughts!
Let's fill our minds with the brave words of Scriptures so there is
simply no more room for the devil's junk. And let us call on God
until His victory is established in our hearts!


You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of
focus.
-Mark Twain


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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, rmy
patients are at the top of my list. My work will cease on the last day of 2007.
It's been a great run and I love you all and would do it again in a heart beat.

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

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

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

Sincerely,



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












The Christmas Bike


By C.J. MOUSER
For The Herald-Advocate
When I was a kid, a bike was my
means of transportation to and from
school and anywhere else I needed to
go. I usually got a new one every
Christmas because I put hundreds of
miles on them every year and they took
a real beating.
My standard dismount involved
jumping off at the desired location and
letting the bike travel on to fall where
it may. The brakes and kickstand had
usually stopped working properly, any-
way, and the chain would pop off at
random moments. Often one or both of
the tires would be so warped that they
would rub against.the forks, the friction
making getting anywhere just a little
bit more work. The seat was in tatters,
spokes were missing from the tires and
rust had taken hold of what was once
shiny new chrome.
One particular Christmas I graduat-
ed from the standard kid's bike to a
full-sized adult model with hand
brakes. For some reason I handled this
bike with extra care through the school
year. I didn't want to see it with a bro-
ken kickstand, and ditching at 10 miles
an hour was sure to damage the hand
brakes, so I treated this bike with
something less than complete indiffer-
ence.
I liked nothing better than to show it
off, so when Esther Rogers asked me
to go bike riding one Saturday morn-
ing, I was more than happy to abandon
the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour
and comply.


We traveled all the usual roads, up
hills and down the other sides, dressed
for summer in T-shirts and shorts, with
our feet bare. We reached our normal
turnaround point, and Esther passed it
without stopping.
"Where you going?" I asked.
"I don't know." She shrugged, let-
ting me know in that unspoken kid way
that she was up for a new adventure,
wanted to explore strange new worlds,
seek out new life and new civilizations
... to boldly go where no kid on a
bike had gone before.
I was game, and why not? We had
been prisoners within about a 12-block
boundary that was considered "the
safety zone," for untold numbers of
years. Maybe it was time to broaden
our horizons.
Without another thought, I followed,
but we had both forgotten one very im-
portant detail: new paths mean new
challenges, often in the form of strange
dogs. I had seen Esther crash into a
parked car in an effort to outrun a mou-
thy Chihuahua, as she was dog-chal-
lenged. When she saw one that looked
even mildly threatening, she would kill.
herself, and anybody else who got in
her way, to get away from it.
Needless to say, when we turned a
corner and a massive German
Shepherd lifted his head and regarded
us with more than a little interest,
every reason for not venturing outside
"the safety zone" came back in a flash
and I knew before Esther let out her
first little squeal of panic that I was not
going to get out of this mess unscathed.


I locked eyes with the dog as he
scrambled to his feet and came bound-
ing across the yard. This is no problem,
I remember thinking, look how slow
he's moving. It never occurred to me
that in life-threatening situations, time
often seems to slow down, and I didn't
remember this fact until the dog was
literally nipping at Esther's rels less
than a split second later.
She reacted predictably; her bike
began to wobble, making half figure
eights down the road at about 18 miles
an hour. Her feet were in the air above
her shoulders and she was screaming at
the top of her lungs. My only thought
was to put distance between myself and
the dog and, God help me, Esther.
As I whizzed hopefully past her, she
toppled over in my path and we both


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hit the hard asphalt and slid until our
momentum eventually petered out and
left us lying in the road .. two
skinned, bleeding wretches without
even the wherewithal to drag our bat-
tered bodies out of the street. The dog
sniffed one of my ruined legs, .and then
trotted away harmlessly, clearly disap-
pointed that the chase had ended so
abruptly.
I'm almost positive that that was the
day I learned to cuss properly. I lost a
goodly portion of skin, a large hunk of
fabric from my bike seat and the right
hand brake.
It took weeks for me to heal, and
despite my early efforts at preservation,
by Christmas the bike looked like my
bikes always looked, and was ready to
be replaced.


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New Zion Baptist Church
is planning a revival from Jan.
6-11 with evangelist Garnet
Pitts of Bartow. Services will be
at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Weekend
night services are at 7 p.m.
Pastor Stephen Darley and
the congregation invite eyery-
one to join them at the church at
202 Sidney Roberts Road, Ona,
for this special week. "Come
and. get revived,'" says Darley,
who can be reached at 735-
0123 or Stephen_Darley@ya-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252005CA000489
WARSOWE ACQUISITION
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
RUTH CRESPO, ROY A. BROWN
and OVIDIO CASTRO DELCID
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
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.
B. HUGH BRADLEY,
Clerk of Courts
By: Connie Coker,
As Deputy Clerk
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hopes you have a happy and

prosperous New Year with good health

and happiness!

Also remember to apply for homestead exemption if
you purchased a home in 2007 Apply for greenbelt
exception if you purchased agriculture property in 20071

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402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


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


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SERVICE YOU


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


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


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

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

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

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
$40,000

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

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

PRIME COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!
Convenience store located on busy highway;
equipment and fixtures included; diesel pump.
$759,000

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

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


CAN COUNT ON -
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202


ASSOCIATE: Josefmna Garay........863-399-3329
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Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


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


5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.
MOVE RIGHT IN!!! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2005
fully furnished M/H with Front & Back Screened
porches, storage shed, carport, washer & dryer
included and more. ONLY $82,900!!
COMMERCIAL LOT 64x65 Located on Town-
send St. E. MOTIVATED OWNER! $64,900
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND is located on beau-
tiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your
own vacation home. May not last long at list
price of $125,000.

QUIET AND SECLUDED!!! This 5.5 acre parcel
is located near Peace River and offers a quiet
and restful setting to camp or build your home.
$100,000.
ENJOY MORE SPACE!! This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
with 2,241 Living sq. ft., new carpet, fresh paint,
and new roof makes this home a must see at a
Reduced Price of $172,000 or bring offer.
PRICED TO SELL! 2.3 Acres with 5 bedrooms, 3
Bath, Concrete Block Home, 3576 total square
feet on Heard Bridge Rd. Only!! $219,000.
FIXER UPPER!!! This 2/2 home was minimal
repairs to be made with all material on Site.
Good investment property listed at $96,000, or
make offer.

WILLOW DALE COMMUNITY!! Come and enjoy
55+ community living in this 2/2 home with an
Open floor plan and community pool. Home is
close to shopping and hospitals. Price
Reduced to $191,000.

HWY 17 FRONTAGE zoned commercial approx.
1.48 acres fenced. Great location for new busi-
ness. Possible lease with option to buy.
$225,000.
WE HAVE BUYERS FOR LARGE ACREAGE!!
CALL TODAY FOR FAST CLOSING!!! 781-3627.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!

NO TRAFFIC, ONLY QUIET!!! This 2002 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Country home on 2.5 AC.
High quality workmanship and fixtures. large barn for equipment and patio for enter-
taining. $289,900.
TENNESSEE BOUND!!! 96 acres of beautiful hardwood Tennessee land. Topography is flat
to a gentle roll with a small stream. Located in Sneedville. $2,000 per acre or make an offer!!
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Doublewide with carport and lot, in a very nice neighborhood.
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Lonestar
C~onistrL.xctionaL Coc~rK>-

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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Richard Dasher


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December 27, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7B


The


Classifieds


WAUCHULA 2BR/1BA, new car-
pet & tile, $600 per month. 941-
447-9629. 12:13-1:3c
WELL MAINTAINED 1BR/1BA
duplex, large kitchen, utility room,
no smoking, no pets, $600 month-
ly, $500 security. 781-1528.
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WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
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2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind
Woman's Club. Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only
$99,900 reduced $46,900.
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1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready.
Needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
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.
2.10 ares prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.





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e ic 15'x25'x9'
Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fascia,


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

Prices Plus Sales Plus ales Tax & County Fees w.
Photo for display purposes only -


1 Sectional Door, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab*
$8,295.00
*Concrete & Installation by Others

**FREE**
IN-HOME
ESTIMATE


877-951-2300
METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
www.metalsystemsplus.com
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Bo says....
"I won't be undersold!!"


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


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

Open Mon-.at :0 -50




WEEKEND!
THERE'S
SOMETHING
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Friday, Saturday & Sunday
(RAIN OR SHINE)
Restrooms Water Electric

Bring your stuff &
make extra money!
For space reservations, call
781-1062
Bowling Green Flea Market
K Hwy 17 c10o: 2tc 2


RENT PARK MODEL Crystal Lake.
767-8822. 11:15tfc
RENT 2 BEDROOM 2 1/2 bath,
Mercedes Townhomes on Carlton
St., 1440 sq. feet, excellent condi-
tion! Only $700 monthly. 773-
2122. 10:11tfc


* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP. 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfc


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Pay rate: $24,028.85(11.55) $33,124.04(15.93)
Wanted for the Hardee County Office of Community
Development. Ability to establish and maintain work-
ing relationships with Department Heads, employees
and the public. Considerable knowledge of office prac-
tices and procedures and considerable ability to make
independent decisions. Must have extensive experi-
ence in organizational skills, office environment in
business English and proficient in Microsoft Word,
Excel and Powerpoint.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and application forms post-
ed on County web site: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit applications to the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Phone: (863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position
closes at 5:00 p.m., January 3, 2008.
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NOW RENTING!

THE PALMS APTS.

FARM WORKERS and NON-FARM WORKERS
Applications Accepted

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

The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1 -800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity c 12 1327c

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


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


606 Jones.St., Bowling G reen
313R/1-1/213, New appliances, updated interior, new
A/Q, tile, total remodel, new roof, $119,900.

Carol's Rea'Ity
(863) 412-8932 or (941) 627-2769
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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


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


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FOUR NEW HOMES available
from $209,900! Golf course lots
from $30,000 in Torrey Oaks,
Hulbert Hom6s, Inc., Jim
Petrigala 1-239-248-0121 or 1-
863-425-2538. 12:6-27c


APT. FOR RENT 2 BR/1 Bath,
central AC & Heat. $200 deposit,
$525 per month. 375-4573 after 6
p.m. 12:20-27p


Help


Wanted


Seeking qualified food service
applicants in a correctional envi-
ronment at the Hardee County
Jail with Trinity Services Group.
Must have food service exper:-
ence ahd .- supervisory' skills.
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
industry.

Call Mrs. Gonzalez at (863) 448-
2045 to schedule an interview.
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* Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation,Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career
FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The fol-
lowing positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
OUR NEW STARTING PAY FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS
is $10.00 PER HOUR!
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or
G.E.D., 18 years of age or older and no
disqualifying offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening,
weekend, night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled
Medical Center. Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include,
supervision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, BA or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.
Skilled Positions
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3
years exp.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables,
clean in kitchen & dining area.
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified
with 2-5 yrs. experience.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.
Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume to HR Dept (863)773-6814, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit
package including competitive pay scale and is a
DFWP and EOE.
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Honey-Do
"We do what your honey won't"
Richie Evans
26 yrs. Construction Experience
Organize garages, small repairs, Contractor Referral, Debris Removal
PA Christmas lights hang & take down.
SHaving family & friends over?
Need help with your tents & chairs?
SWe cater to your needs!
(863) 781-6396 Lic.#1195 ci,122-12270



dzalea apartments
Now accepting applications!
S3 & 4 Bedwom dpts.
R* ental rates beginning at $524 *
(pls ek, c. cable and plmne)
*Rental assistance available for Qualitled applicants *
Handicap Units available *
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL
(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 d.. 12:00 Noon
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We repair most
American cars
Full time mechinic
We are licensed and
insured!
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2002 HONDA SHADOW 750, low
mileage, $3,000. 781-9228.
12:20-1:17p
CHROME SIDE STEP for small
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
POLARIS 500, 4x4, 2005 Warn
winch, ITP mudlites, low hours,
includes cover, $4,500 OBO. 863-
781-0016. 12:20-27p


HEAVY DUTY
WIX FILTERS
SACH'S CLUTCHES
HYDRAULIC FLUID





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


306 N 6th Ave.
Wauchula


863-773-3218
Open Mon. Sat. 7:00 am 6:00 p:m





KELLER WIILAMS
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Mikey Colding Tanya Dub brly Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 781-3069 (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Broker ge


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

* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* 65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
* 40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
* 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.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DETAILS.


Classifieds


16X76 MH and lot in Charlie
Creek Est., $60,000. 767-8822.
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CHIHUAHUA for sale, 150. Call
941-744-6585. 12:20-27p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road, Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh


FREE TO GOOD HOME, 2-year-
old cocker, male; mixed breed
male puppy. 368-0455. 12:27nc
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1990 MERC
VIN: 1MEPM6048LH653561
8:00 A.M. JAN. 16, 2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.


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For fair, honest service and

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781-1062

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773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
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637 South 5th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873

Office: (863) 773-9902

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

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

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cRestrictions Apply




JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
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S(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOEL. DAVIS
SREALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
E, rALTR JOHN H. O'NEAL
John O'Neal

See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Bayside home, Englewood. Lots of mature oak trees make
Conveniently located on a this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
deep-water canal. $800,000! site. Very close to Wauchula
& Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
These three 5 ac tracts in fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
western 'Hardee Co are ready allows for residential, pasture
for your new homc! All three for cattle/horses, or farmland.
have paved rd frontage. Listed $168,000!
for $100,000 each! Owners
motivated! OWNER WILL DIVIDE!
Beautiful, high & dry 100 ac
Great weekend getaway! Small pasture with frontage on Old
cabin on 22.8 acs of pasture- Town Creek Rd. $11,000/ac!
land, fenced & cross-fenced, INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
w/4" diameter well. $240,000! MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on
Stellar location! 10 ac Val SR 64, W of Zolfo Springs.
grove on SR 62 has 6" well, $500,000!
diesel power unit, drain tile & Come relax on this beautiful
micro-jet irrigation. Also wooded 52 acs Easy access
fronts Moye Rd. $150,000! w/dble rd frontage. SW Hardee
Co. $780,000!
65 ac E&M-40 acs & Val-
25 acs grove in SW Hardee Homesite or investment! 1.5
Co has 12" well and new barn. ac lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
Extensive reset program.
Plenty of wildlife. $900,000! POSSIBLE OWNER FINAN-
CING! Ten 5-6 ac Homesites
Cute starter or retirement available w/some deed restric-
home. 2BR/1BA w/new paint & tions. Friendship area, Hardee
carpet. Large lot in town o n Co. $125,000 each!
quiet street. NOW $95,000! DEVEILOPMENT/RECRE-
PRICE REDUCED! Private ATION! 170.8 acs of beautiful
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag pines & pastureland, w/over
exemption, pond, some woods, 1/2 mile paved rd frontage on
4" well. Accessed by easement Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR
from county rd. NOW 64 in Manatee Co. $2,325,000!
$160,000! CLOSE TO LAKE OLIVIA!
c ai V 2BR/1BA/1CG CB home
69 ac Hamlin & Valencia w/privacy fence, central A/H,
grove in western Hardee Co screened porch. $89,900!
w/Zolfo soil type has 10" well,
micro-jet irrigation, & John 27 ac Hamlin grove in E
Deere power unit. $625,000! Hardee Co $15,000/ac!
i. REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL.....- 781-3490
MONICA REAS............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON-.832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON ,
l U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA. FL 33873
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Jerry Conerly
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Jan Knight
Madgaly Santana


One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.
700: acres in Eastern Sarasota
CouXty. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.
3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000.
Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
able. 127 acres! Call for price
and details!

3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appliances
are included. Landscaped yard
with several fruit trees and
even a pecan tree. $148,900.
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA home in
nice quiet neighborhood. Stone
fireplace, solid wood cabinets,
Jacuzzi tub. Large detached
garage with shop area and loft
storage. $275,000!
3 BR/1 BA completely remod-
eled home located on a 1 'acre
lot. Reduced to $133,900.
Great income potential!
Duplex in Zolfo Springs! Only
$69,900!
Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.
Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.
2.9 ac Commercial property
on Hwy 17 Southbound, near
Hilltop school.240' frontage on
Hwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
cock Rd & Beeson Rd. Sewer
& water available. Hardee
County. $400,000
7 1/2 Acre grove. Recently
remodeled mobile home. Large
pole barn. $225,000
8.79 acre homesite. Perfect
for country living! Well al-
ready on the property.
$122,500


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
(863)445-0662 |1 John H. Gross (863)273-1017
(863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
(863)781-2345 C Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
a (863) 677-1499 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242


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HIGHLANDS COUNTY $495
MOVES YOU IN! Brand new
3BR/2BA/2CG, concrete block-
stucco home. Approx. $795 mo.
Own today, no credit needed.
863-402-4600. 10:18tfc


2003 VENO SCOOTER, red, $500;
gas stove, $75; electric dryer,
$100. 375-4068. 12:28p


PRICE REDUCTION! 5 acre
wooded tract on private road
just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that
meanders through the proper-
ty that adds to the character.:
The property also has a 4" well
with a submersible pump, sep-
tic and drainfield. $48,900.
BRAND NEW HOUSE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$162,900
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Zone C-2. $195,000
10 acre citrus grove in Polk
County. Fruit currently in-
cluded. Lake frontage. Only
$225,000!

Commercial Property. 18.90
acres in Ft Green area. 3 Bed-
room/2 Bath house. $450,000.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each
5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000
20 acres with irrigation and
well located East of Wauchula.
Great place for nursery, tree
farm or residence. $350,000.
Waterfront property! 2 BR/2
BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a canal that
leads into Charlotte Harbor.
Priced right at $185,000!
BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed re-
stricted homesites. Starting at
$99,000.
70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka City
area. 2600 feet of frontage on
State Road 64.
38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake Hen-
dry-Lake Buffum Road. 8"
deep well and 6" deep well.
10 beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country 'setting.
$150,000.


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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
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Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Dec. 23, James Lee Stockley, 49, of 128 Center Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with
aggravated battery, causing bodily harm and contempt of court.
Dec. 23, burglary of a conveyance on Lincoln Street, a rob-
bery on U.S. 17 North, criminal mischief at Pine Cone Park and
thefts at Tuskeegee Street and U.S. 17 North were reported.

Dec. 22, Alejandro Jorge Gutierez, 41, General Delivery, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with trespass
on property other than a structure and battery.
Dec. 22, a vehicle stolen on Sasser Road, criminal mischief on
Manley Road and a theft on Keeton Road were reported.

Dec. 21, Martin Morales, 29, of 2928 Redbird Lane, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with
felony battery.
Dec. 21, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North and a theft on
Mansfield Road were reported.

Dec. 20, James Fillmore Edge, 60, of 683 Hyde Street, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with pub-
lic order crimes/accessory after the fact.
Dec. 20, Melvin Lewis, 33, and Crystal Leeann Wilson, 21,
both of 3006 Hickory Court, Zolfo Springs, were arrested by Sgt.
Eric Thompson and each charged with robbery without firearm or
weapon. Wilson was also charged with prostitution or assignation.
Dec. 20, Otis Jerome Faulk, 31, of 659 Baker St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on a charge of non-support.
Dec. 20, a theft on Doyle Carlton Road was reported.

Dec. 19, Douglas Raymond Richardson, 47, of 1025 Blue
Heron Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on
a charge of non-support.
Dec. 19, a theft on College Hill Road was reported.

Dec. 18, Thomas Zuniga, 41, of 112 Grapefruit St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on a charge of violation of an
injunction for protection.
Dec. 18, Ralph Williams, 22, of 909 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with
fleeing an officer with disregard for safety and driving while
license suspended.
Dec. 18, Tocory Daniels, 19, of 744 Chamberlain Blvd., Wau-
chula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and
charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell or manu-
facture and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dec. 18, Ramiro Valentine Lara, 19, of 426 Lee Street,
Bowling Qreen, was arrested by Dep. Carlos Arce on a charge of
contempt of court.
Dec. 18, a residential burglary on Old Dixie Highway, a vehi-
cle stolen on U.S. 17 North, criminal mischief on David Court and
on Knollwood Circle, and thefts on Lily Lane, U.S. 17 North,
Hanchey'Road and Alirmn.n Rd., were reported.

Dec. 17, Juan Surita Gomez, 31, of 2133 Stansfield Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with
battery.
Dec. 17, Joshua Nicholas Hearns, 20, of 1019-43rd St. S., St.
Petersburg, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a
church or school. He was detained on two counts of violation of
probation.
Dec. 17, a residential burglary on Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue and criminal mischief on Garden Drive were reported.

WAUCHULA
Dec. 23, Jose Martinez Perez, 35, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl.Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly intox-
ication.
Dec. 23, criminal mischief on East Main Street was reported.

Dec. 22, Fernando Pacheco, 24, of Pine Cone Trailer Park
Road, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disor-
derly intoxication.
Dec. 22, Alejandro Pacheco, 34, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with loitering/prowl-
ing.
Dec. 22, a theft on North Florida Avenue was reported.

Dec. 21, Edgar Varela Hernandez, 28, of 703 E. Bay St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with battery.
Dec. 21, Martin Morales, 29, of 2928 Redbird Lane, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with
domestic battery.


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Dec. 21, a business burglary on North Fourth Avenue, a rob-
bery on South Ninth Avenue, a fight on East Main Street and a theft
on North Eighth Avenue were reported.

Dec. 19, a stolen tag was reported on East Main Street.

Dec. 18, Allan Blake Page, 54, of 157 Will Duke Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and charged with tres-
passing on a structure or conveyance.
Dec. 18, a robbery on West Main Street was reported.

Dec. 17, Jassmarie Evelisse Aviles, 22, of 1606 Harvard
Woods Drive, Brandon, was arrested by Det. Lt. David Stimson
and Cpl. Paul Bohanon and charged with petit theft, larceny and
fraudulent use of credit cards.
Dec. 17, criminal mischief on Garden Drive and a theft on
South Burris Avenue were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Dec. 23, Thomas Sigala, 22, of 342 Rainey Blvd., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with possession
of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, refusal to
submit to DUI tests and driving with knowledge of a suspended
license.

Dec. 22, Justin Timmons, 26, P.O. Box 2323, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with three counts pos-
sessionof a controlled substance without a prescription, possession
of marijuana, resisting an officer without violence, DUI, carrying a
concealed firearm/weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dec. 21, Lakeesha Renee Ennist, 18, of 8122 N. Whittier St.,
Tampa, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with
obstructing justice by intimidation/threats, perjury in an official
proceeding, knowingly making a false report, intimidation to alter
a sexual misconduct report and resisting an officer without vio-
lence.
Dec. 21, a theft on Maple Avenue was reported.

Dec. 20, Eduardo Hernandez Cruz, 24, of 330 Hill St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charge
with fraud by giving a false ID to an officer and no valid license.

Dec. 17, Steve Edward Chester, 50, of 1204-14th St. W.,
Bradenton, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with
trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Dec. 23, a fight on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Dec. 19, a theft on Meadow Lane was reported.

Dec. 18, Craig Warren Romeo, 24, of 4816 Sally Blvd.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. James Cunha and charged
with hit and run/leaving the scene of a crash involving property
damage.

Dec. 17, a theft on Wondell Road was reported.


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10B The Herald-Advocate, December 27, 2007

Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet
CHAPEL ACTIVITIES
We had a great turnout of 95 Don't forget the pancake
for chapel, greejed by Nelson breakfast Saturday 7:30-9 a.m.,
and Jarnenell Phillips and Dick and our New Year's Eve Dance
and Ruby Barham. The light- Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 12:30
ing of the Advent wreath was a.m. The Stonebridge Band is to
done by Carlos Dennis and provide the music.
Mabel Smith, with welcome The Drifters are hanging on
and prayer done by Dan to their Wednesdays shuffle-
Yurovich. The fellowship of board lead by the skin of their
cookies and coffee was hosted teeth. Interpark league played
by Ray and Ruth Gunn. The Crystal Lake, with the ladies
women of Caring People keeping close and the men tak-
Ministries shared their testi- ing a bit of a thrashing.
monies of how they are chang- Congratulations to Max Tate
ing their lives with God's grace and Bob Conkle for coming
and with His arms around them. third in consolation in the Pro-
We welcome anyone who Am tournament.
would like to join our services. The shuffle bowling led by
Choir practice is Wednesdays at Cheryl Conkle on Monday
2 p.m. and Bible study is at 3. braved the cold with the yellow
team winning $1.10.
COFFEE Bowling is every Wednesday
One hundred thirty-three peo- at 10 a.m. at the Wauchula
pie showed up for coffee hour. lanes. This week's scores are
Our speakers were Ella Lece Herb Bell 189 and Ardeth Johns
and Eleanor Shuck from Crystal 199. Come and join the fun.
Lake. inviting us to join them
for square dance lessons start- SPOTLIGHT
ing Wednesday. Jan. 2. at 3 p.m. Joe and Linda McKinney are
Our New Year's Eve dance tick- from Morrisonville, Ill., and
ets are on sale for $6 and may have been married for 44 years.
be purchased at F-31. Sun- They have seven grandchildren
shine Club needs someone to and 'two great-grandchildren.
chair this greatly needed posi- This is their fifth year at
tion; see Rosie Reno if you are Pioneer Creek.
interested. Joe has worked general main-
The lighting of the tree and tenance here since 2004 and he
caroling were attended by 100. retired from the Army in 1981
The Songbirds will not have as well- as retiring from the
practice for the next two weeks; Morrisonville Police Depart-
Many coupons were given and ment. Linda has worked in the
Charles Jones won 50/50. office for two years and retired
Special Kudos to Reggie, who from Wal-Mart. They both like
has been doing the column by to go to the casinos, and Linda
herself but now there will be likes to read and sew. It is a
two heads, which they say is plus for Pioneer Creek to have
better than one. their smiling faces.

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'DEFECTIVE' ALARM CLOCKS
My daughter, Jillian, works weekends, and rather than invest-
ing in an alarm clock of her own she typically borrows mine, which
is a complete and utter waste of effort as it never wakes her up.
Every Saturday and Sunday morning, I hear her rushing
through the house muttering about my "defective" alarm clock and
how she's going to be late.
"Jillian, there's nothing wrong with that alarm clock, you just
sleep through it," I once told her.
"Then how is it that I can hear it every morning when it wakes
you up?"
"Because, even though I set the alarm for 5:30, I usually hit the
snooze button a few times. By the time it goes off for the dozenth
time, I have already come into your room and gotten you up. So,
you see, you are already awake when you finally hear it."
"That's impossible!" she blurted.
She handed me the clock, declaring for the umpteenth time
that she was going to buy one that worked, and then rushed off to
get ready for work. I was standing there waiting for the coffee to
brew, and I glanced at the clock.
"Hey, here's your problem right here," I snagged her by the
sleeve as she rushed past from the bathroom to the bedroom, "It's
got the wrong time."
"Huh?"
The thing about Jillian is that she has no sense when she first
wakes up, and unfortunately, she gets this from me. So, whenever
we've both just woken up, I know before the conversation ever gets
started that it's basically the blind leading the blind.
"What?" She peered at me out sleep-puffed, utterly confused
eyes.
"Daylight Saving Time. You didn't change the time. You're not
an hour late. The alarm hasn't gone off yet," I informed her.
"How does that happen?"
"Well . ."
"Why do they do that?" she fussed.
"Well, it's. ."
"Does this mean it will get dark tonight earlier or later? So,
what time is it again? Is it earlier or later? Why are you just stand-


ing there, can't you answer me?"
"W ell, I . it's uh .
"Oh ." she said with sudden, awesome, albeit half-erro-
neous, understanding. "This means that the girl I'm relieving had to
work an extra hour last night! I feel terrible, that makes it doubly
bad that I'm late!" The tentative grasp she initially had on the situ-
ation vanished, and because I operate in much the same early-
morning-idiot mode as she does, I was helpless to explain. So she
dashed off leaving me jabbering helplessly.
"But ... but, but ...!"
"Have you seen my shoes?"
"I, no, I . I shook the clock at her, desperately trying to
make her understand, but the words wouldn't come.
"Why is it when you're late, everything takes so much
longer!?" she complained as she breezed back past me, searching
for her shoes. "You're going to have to take Frog out. I won't have
time this morning!"
I stood there, knowing 'the futility of trying to get my point
across, and poured myself a cup of coffee. By the time she emerged
from the bathroom a second time, face clean and shining, hair neat-
ly tied back and shoes found and donned, I had gone on to bigger
and better things than trying to explain "spring forward" and "fall
back."
I had carried the alarm clock with me to the computer, and just
as she was rushing past to search for her keys, the alarm went off.
She planted her hands on her hips and stared at me, vindicated.
"See! I told you that clock was no good! The first thing I'm
going to do when I get off tonight is stop and buy a new one. You
might not mind taking chances on being late, but I won't do it!"
I stared at the clock and debated the folly of trying to explain
yet again, and-realized that if I succeeded, I was going to have to.
listen to her whine about how unfair life is, and how just about the
time you think you've learned how to play the game, somebody
comes along and changes the rules.


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently)
in the office, of the county
court:
Elias Solis-Roblero, 29, Wau-
chula, and Laura Patricia Rod-
riguez-Diaz, 20, Wauchula.
Leonard Newton Frame, 31,
Bowling Green, and Michelle
Annette Haynes, 22, Bowling
Green.
Douglas Pearce McLaulin Jr.,
60, Bartow, and Marsha Grant
Myrick, 60, Lakeland.
Henry Robert Edger Jr., 64,
Jensen Beach, and Joanna G.
Hardcastle, 69, Jensen Beach.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
CACH LLC vs. Eugene
Alderman, judgment.
Sterling Jewelers Inc. d/b/a
Kay Jewelers vs. Eileen San-
chez and Raymond D. Marin,
judgment.
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Co. a/s/o
Lambert Realty Co. Inc. vs.
Tony L. Fischer, judgment of
contempt and costs.
Capital One Bank vs. Maria
Solis, stipulated agreement
approved.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court.
Jacklyn Nicole Ramos, tres-
pass after warning, probation
six months, no contact with vic-
tim, $315 fine and court costs,
30 hours community service.
Teofilo Osorio-Cruz, disor-
derly intoxication, adjudication
withheld, $315 fine and court
costs
Leslie James Lavalley, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of marijuana, 60 days in
jail with credit for time served
(CTS), one year probation and
fines and court costs, all con-
-urrent with traffic sentence, no
alcohol or bars, license sus-
pended two years, drug abuse
evaluation and treatment.
Kenneth Wade Bodiford, loi-
tering/prowling, 15 days CTS,
$170 court costs, $40 public
defender fee.

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.
Leslie James Lavalley, DUI
and refusal to submit to DUI
test, 60 days in jail followed by
one year probation, license sus-
pended five years, tag impound,
30 days, ignition interlock one
year, alcohol abuse evaluation
and treatment, multi-offender


DUI school, $903 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees.
Maricela Hernandez-Lopez,
driving while license suspend-
ed, $330 fine and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Richard L. Haymans vs.
William Bishop, petition for
injunction for protection.
Nora Wheeler and Ernesi
Wheeler, divorce.
Donna G. Hunt vs. Ralph R.
Hunt, petition for injunction for
protection.
Lydia Borjas and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
- vs. Adam R. Acuna, petition for
.child support.
Amy Cherie Evans and DOR
vs. James Preston Entwistle.
petition for child support.
Susan Denise Underwood vs.
John Thomas Underwood, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Debra Soto and DOR vs.
Isidro Mendoza, interstate peti-
tion for child support.
Helen Tabor Rankl vs. Theo-
dore Rankl, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Heather Lynn Heine vs.
Myron Refoure Jr., petition for
injunction for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Ricky Joe Banda and Tammy
Marie Banda, amended divorce
order.
Willie Davis vs. Florida Pa-
role Commission, inmate's peti-
tion for review transferred to
Hardee County.
Angel W. Ruiz vs. Sheri Nel-
son Peacock, appeal of circuit
court decision denied.
Candace Kilpatrick vs. Soph-
ia Ivory, injunction for protec-
tion.
Sophia Ivory vs. Candace
Kilpatrick, injunction for pro-
tection.
Crystal Sanchez vs. Alex-
ander Sanders, injunction for
probation extended.
Margarita San Juan Flores
and DOR vs. Reynaldo Salazar,
child support order.
Mary M. Madison and DOR
vs. Frank Romeo III, child sup-
port order.
DeShawn Denise McMillian
and DOR vs. Alfred Sidney
Bragg, change of child support
payee.
Helen White vs. Jean Darlene
White, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Tiffany Wiggins vs. Jerry


Courthouse Report


Thomas Wiggins Jr., injunction
for protection.
Erika M. McClory and Todd
J. McClory, divorce.
Elizabeth Anne Stickle and
Clayton Wade Stickle, divorce.
Adam W. Lyles and Kimberly
E. Lyles, divorce.

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 anid
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
William Clayton Arnold, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges burglary of a con-
veyance and grand theft), pro-
bation revoked, 18 months
community control house
arrest with same other condi-
tions.
Zackary Robert Thomas
Benton, violation of probation
(original charges grand theft
and burglary of structure), pro-
bation revoked, 18 months
community control with same
other conditions.
Bridgette Davidson, violation
of probation (original charge
battery on detention or commu-
nity facility staff), probation
modified to include voluntary
drug testing, curfew, no alcohol
or drugs and probation transfer
to Pinellas County.
Nikol Samantha Dehaan, two
counts uttering a forged instru-
ment, 45 davs CTS.
Michael Gainey, violation of
probation (original charges two
counts uttering a forged instru-
ment and two counts grand
theft), probation revoked, 180
days CTS, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Pedro Hernandez-Lopez, ag-
gravated battery causing bodily
harm, transferred to county
misdemeanor court and contin-
uing no contact with victim dur-
ing interim.
Daniel Juarez, possession of
a controlled substance, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and
felony driving while license
suspended, adjudication with-.
held, 30 days in jail followed by
two years probation (concurrent
with any other Hardee sen-
. tencestc',ur-lew, no alcohol or
drugs, waqantless, searchh and
seizure, evaluation and treat-
ment, $495 fine and court costs,
$190 public defender fees.
Stephanie Leigh Kelly, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge grand theft auto), proba-
tion modified to add 50 hours
community service.
Michael William McWhorter,
three counts dealing in stolen
probation, 30 months probation,


$316 fine and court costs, $190
public defender fees; petit theft,
time served.
Aaron Joseph Turner, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges battery and disorderly
intoxication), probation modi-
fied to add 50 hours community
service.
Marian Evette Williams,
felony DUI amended to will-
ful and wanton reckless driving
with alcohol as a factor, proba-
tion one year-transferred to
DeSoto County, alcohol abuse
evaluation and treatment, $495
fine and court costs, $190 pub-
lic defender fees, 50 hours com-
munity service.
Frank Romeo III, sale of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church amended to posses-
sion of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a church, and felony dri-
ving while license suspended,
two years community control
followed by two years proba-
tion, no possession of a firearm,
warrantless search and seizure,


no drugs/alcohol, substance
abuse evaluation and treatment,
random drug screens, $495 fine
and court costs on each charge,
$300 court-appointed attorney
fee.
Tyler Scott Tilton, carrying a
concealed weapon or firearm -
amended to lesser possession of
a concealed weapon or firearm,
and possession of alcohol under
21. probations ix months,
firearm safety course, $300 fine
and court costs, 50 hours com-
munity service.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
James K. and Pamela R.
Sellers to Raafat Z. Zakhary,
$100,000.
Barry C. and Kerry L. Terrell
to Santiago and Maria Jesus
Anselmo, $185,000.
Dellaterra Farms Inc. to B&J
Realty Corp., $2,516,267.
Robert A. Jr. and Tonya D.


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMITS

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permits
EPA Parallel Review Package
Vandolah Power Company L.L.C. / Vandolah Power Project
Draft/Proposed Permit No. 0490043-007-AV, Title V Air Permit Revision
Draft Permit No. 0490043-006-AC, Air Construction Permit Revision

Applicant: The applicant is the Vandolah Power Company L.L.C., Inc. The applicant's responsible official and mailing
address is: Mr. Doug Jensen, Plant Manager, 2394 Vandolah Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873.
Facility Location: The applicant, Vandolah Power Company L.L.C., operates the existing Vandolah Power Project, which is
located in Hardee County at 2394 Vandolah Road in Wauchula, Florida.
Project: The purpose of the project is to revise the original air construction permit and concurrently revise the Title V air
operation permit. Original air construction Permit No. 0490043-001-AC requires annual compliance testing for carbon
monoxide and visible emissions on the simple cycle peaking combustion turbines (Units 1-4) when firing natural gas and
distillate oil. The applicant requests that the permit be revised to only require annual compliance testing for each fuel that is
fired for more than 400 hours during any federal fiscal year. In addition, compliance testing will be required prior to permit
renewal. In addition, the applicant requests a concurrent revision of Title V air operation Permit No. 0490043-005-AV to
incorporate this change and make the following minor revisions: correct the stack heights of the simple cycle gas turbines
from 60.to 75 feet; revise the EPA ID numbers for the gas turbines from "CTI through CT4" to "GTI01 through GT401" to
be consistent with emissions data reporting; and clarify that two existing fuel tanks are not subject to the New Source
Performance Standards in Subpart Kb of 40 CFR 60. Details of these projects are provided in the attached Technical
Evaluation and Preliminary Determination and the Statement of Basis.
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of
Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
Applications for Title V air operation permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, F.S.
and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, 62-212, 62-213 and 62-214, F.A.C. The projects are not exempt from the permitting procedures
for air construction or Title V air operation permits. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Air
Regulation is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Bureau of Air
Regulation's physical address is I I I South Magnolia Drive, Suite 4, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 and the mailing address is
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Bureau of Air Regulation's phone number is
850/488-0114,
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete
project file includes the Draft/Proposed Permits, the Statement of Basis, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary
Determination, the application, and the additional information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential records
under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority's project review engineer for additional
information at the address and phone number listed above. The Draft/Proposed permit documents can be viewed at
http://www.dep.state.fl.,us/air/eproducts/apds/default.asp.
Notice of Intent to Issue Permits with Parallel Review by EPAt, The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue
a Draft/Proposed Title V air operation permit revision and a concurrent Draft Air Construction Perinit Revision for the
projects described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance"that operation of the facility will not adversely
impact air quality and that the project will comply with all applicable provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212,
62-213, 62-214, 62-296, and 62-297, F.A.C. The permitting authority will issue final permits in accordance with the
conditions of the Draft/Proposed Permits unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a
significant change of terms or conditions.
The EPA has agreed to treat the Draft Title V Permit as a Proposed Title V Permit and to perform its 45-day review provided
by the law and regulations concurrently with the public comment period (parallel review). Although EPA's 45-day review
period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to object
.to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPA's 45-day review period is performed after the public comment period
has ended. The Final Title V Air Operation Permit will be issued after the conclusion of the 45-day EPA review period so
long as no adverse comments are received that result in a different decision or significant change of terms or conditions. The
status regarding EPA's 45-day review of this project and the deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the
following website address: http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/permits/Florida.htm.
Comments on the Draft Air Construction Permit Revision: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments
concerning the proposed Draft Air Construction Permit Revision for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of the
Public Notice. Written comments received must be post-marked by the Permitting Authority at the above address by 5:00
p.m. on or before the end of the 14-day comment period. If written comments result in a significant change to the Draft
Permit, the Permitting Authority will issue a revised Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All
comments filed will be made available for public inspection.
Comments on the Draft/Proposed Title V Air Operation Permit Revision: The Permitting Authority will accept written
comments concerning the Draft/Proposed Title V Air Operation Permit for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of
the Public Notice. Written comments received must be post-marked by the Permitting Authority at the above address by 5:00
p.m. on or before the end of the 30-day period. As pan of his or her comments, aniy person may also request that the
Permitting Authority hold a public meeting on the Trite V permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is
sufficient interest for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location in the Florida Administrative
Weekly (http://faw.dos,state.fl.us/) and in a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected by the permitting action. For
additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. If written comments or
comments received at a public meeting result in a significant change to the Draft/Proposed Permit, the Permitting Authority
will issue a revised Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available
for public inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by.the proposed permitting decisions may petition for an
administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, P.S. The petition must contain the information set
forth below and must be filed with (received by) the Department's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the
Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
3000 (Telephone: 850/245-2241 ; Fax: 850/245-2303). Petitions filed by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must
be filed within 14 days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Petitions filed by any persons other than
those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the attached
Public Notice or within fourteen 14 days of receipt of this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit, whichever occurs first.
Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may file a
petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within
the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent
intervention (in, a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of
a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action is based must contain the following
intfonation: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known; (b)
The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner's
representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation
of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how
each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material
fact; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal
or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the
specific rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner
wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts
upon which the Permitting Authority's action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the
Permitting Authority's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this Written Notice of Intent to Issue Air
Permits. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the
application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
Objections to the Draft/Proposed Title V Air Operation Permit: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.)
Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the Administrator of the EPA within 60 days of the expiration of the
Administrator's 45-day review period as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(l), to object to issuance of any Title V
permit. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the Title V permit that were raised with reasonable specificity
during the 30 (thirty) day public comment period provided in this notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the
Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds
for such objection arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the
effective date of any Title V permit properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C Petitions filed with
the Administrator of EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(2) and must be filed with the
Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 40) M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For more information regarding
objections, visit EPA's Region 4 web site at: http://epa.gov/region4/air/permits/Floridahtm. 12:27c


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FOR

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

The School Board of Hardee County, Florida, is seeking the professional services of a
Roofing Consultant for eleven (11) buildings with metal roofs approximately 150,000 sf..
at Hardee Senior High School. The project will require the following services:
Inspect, prioritize and write a report with recommendations and estimated
costs.
Prepare bid documents, specifications, detail drawings and attend pre-bid
meeting.
Attend pre-job conference, do field inspections, and develop punch list, final
inspections and closeout documents.

To be eligible for consideration, all interested firms must be qualified pursuant to the Laws
of Florida and School Board Policies. A firm or individual desiring to be certified and to
provide professional services must furnish a resume of their qualifications and past expe-
rience; include Forms SF 254, SF 255; Contractor's Qualification Statement (AIA A 305),
and submit proof of Professional Liability Insurance, Florida Architectural/Engineering or
Roofing Contractor License. Selection will be in accordance with Chapter 60D-5,
Administrative Code.

A mandatory Pre-Bid meeting will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 1:00
p.m. In the conference room at Hardee County Educational Facilities Department,
1015 S.R. 66 East, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890.

Applicants shall apply with a letter and 4 copies of the certification forms and documents
as listed above. Call Rob Krahl at (863) 735-2055 if you need further information. All
applications must be received by the School Board not later than 2:00 p.m. on Monday,
January 28, 2008, and be delivered to:

The School Board of Hardee County
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
Attn: Rocky Kitchens, Deputy Supt. for Operations
1009 N. 6th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873

Late responses will be declared non-responsive and will not be further evaluated.
Unsealed and/or unsigned responses received by e-mail, facsimile transmission or other
similar means are not acceptable. The School Board reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all proposals.

Official notice of final selection results will be by electronic posting on the Hardee County
School Board Web Site, http://www.hardee.k12.fl.us/. Failure to file a protest within the
time prescribed in Section 120.57(3), F.S., shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under
Chapter 120 F.S.

NOTICE: ALL HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OFFICES AND SCHOOLS ARE
CLOSED FOR THE WINTER HOLIDAYS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 JANUARY 4,
2008. ALL EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS RETURN ON MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008.

Dennis Jones
Superintendent of Schools 12:27c


Garrison and Robert A. Garri-
son Sr. to Homes of Wauchula
Inc., $15,000.
C. Elton Crews Family
Limited Partnership LLLP to
Crews Land and & Develop-
ment Corp., $411,930.
Daniel Tripp to John A. Jr.
and Marsha Pulling, $79,000.
Judith A. Merrigan to Gaspar
E. and Zulena G. Lopez,
$90.000.
Jose Vigil to Noey A. Flores.
$55,000.

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