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A C.J. Mou

Christmas


High School

Sports Resume

..Schedule 1B


The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 4
2 Sections, 20 Pages


F


40
plus 4 sales tax


Thursday, January 3, 2008


What's In Store For


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A spate of business develop-
ment and variety of projects in


the county and communities
will keep public officials and
their staffs and others busy in
2008.


Water restrictions throughout
the county, wells or county/city
water. The restrictions, once a
week irrigation, will continue


through June 2008. Impact fees
are imposed in the cities but the
county recently extended
implementation another six


months.
The CVS store on Bay Street
is progressing rapidly. Work at
the proposed Dunkin' Donuts
on U.S. 17 South has stalled
because of a change in the own-
ership. Once in partnership with
Subway, Dunkin' Donuts is
now its own corporation and
working out lease agreements
on the property. Hopefully, they
will be resolved shortly.
Lavon Cobb has almost com-
pleted work on a new building
South of the hotel and storage
lots. The new one will be an
outlet for rental of equipment
such as hand trucks and smaller
machines.
The Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation will
be constructing its new two-
story building at Eighth and
Main in Wauchula as well as
starting construction on its
rehab, medical and community
development in the western part
of the county just north of


Vandolah Road. Phase One of
Vandolah Estate is also in
progress.
Already there are a half
dozen businesses at Hardee
County Commerce Park on the
south side of SR 62 about a half
mile from U.S. 17.
The latest to purchase proper-
ty there is True Cabinets which
will manufacture cabinets and
countertop surfaces and employ
about 20 people. The owner,
Jones Cattle Co. and its associ-
ated EMBR construction com-
pany has also purchased the
Iskander property along U.S. 17
which was recently rezoned for
commercial use. The three-to-
five shops there will sell the
cabinets and countertops, plus
plumbing, flooring, lighting,
windows and doors. Jones is
also renovating the old pawn
shop at the north end of the
Courthouse Annex I property
and will open it as a Sears out-
See 2008 7A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
With all the permitting hurdles behind, the CVS/Pharmacy building at Bay Street and U.S. 17 has taken shape and
should open early this year.


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Workers plant a variety of trees and shrubs along U.S. 17 and SR 64 in Zolfo Springs. A similar landscaping project
on Main Street and U.S. 17 through Wauchula will begin shortly.


Newsmakers 2007:


The Year In Review


This week. A review of the top
stories during the second half of
the year 2007.
JULY
A revised junior high school
dress code and 38-page parents'
guide were approved last week.
The new dress plan, "Dress For
Success," was presented to the
Hardee County School Bodrd.
A 17-year-old boy was shot
in the leg with a gun a friend
thought he had unloaded.
Investigators with the Wauchula
Police Department have termed
the shooting accidental. The
boy was accidentally wounded
by friend Jonathan Paul Leyva,
21, while Leyva was examining
a shotgun. The boy was taken to
Florida Hospital Wauchula. He
fully recovered.
A child covered in blood led
police to a woman who warded
off two TASER shocks before
she could be subdued and
arrested. Regina Farmer All-
mon, 37, appeared in Hardee
Circuit Court on Tuesday morn-
ing for arraignment on charges
of battery on a child by throw-
ing fluids, resisting arrest with
violence and two counts battery
on a law enforcement officer.
Three out of four is a very
good average. The Hardee
Senior High School Academic
Team has won the state champi-


Health & Safety Fair Next Week


INDEX
Classifieds..................... 6B
Community Calendar....2A
Courthouse Report.....11B
Crime Blotter.................9B
Fishing Forecast............2A
Hardee Living..............3B
i Obits............ ........... .....4A
S Puzzles................ 7A
Roundups......................2A
School Lunch Menus....5B


7"111812:"00I 3l III


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
With health and fitness
always foremost on lists of New
Year's Resolutions, the timing is
perfect for a community fair
addressing both issues.
First Missionary Baptist
Church of Wauchula and the
Community/School Awareness
organization are joining in host-
ing a Community Heath &
Safety Fair on Saturday, Jan.


12.
The fair will be held on the
church grounds at 1347 Martin
Luther King Jr. Ave., beginning
at 9 a.m. and continuing until I
p.m. There will also be a Health
Walk from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with
anyone eligible to participate.
Door prizes will be awarded,
a healthy breakfast served and
food demonstrations given as
part of the free fair.
This first-time event is offer-


ing many beneficial health
screenings, such as tests for
blood pressure, HIV, bone den-
sity and blood sugar. Anyone
who wishes to be checked for
blood-sugar levels should fast
from midnight until the test.
There will also be informa-
tion given out about adult care,
adolescent care, family plan-
ning, mental health, diabetes
prevention and care, tobacco
dangers, and dental hygiene and


health.
Medicare and Medicaid infor-
mation, as well as applications,
will be offered during this help-
ful event.
Safety information will be
distributed concerning such
topics as fire safety, banking
security, identity and fraud pro-
tection, the Red Cross, and
local emergency management.
Two groups will be coming
See HEALTH 2A


onship three of the last four
years, taking its division in
2004, 2006 and 2007 and plac-
ing Gary Shumard,, Jackson
Frenot and Blake Staff, respec-
tively, on Team Florida, the all-
state team. Highway signs
marking the accomplishment
are at each entrance to
Wauchula.
AUGUST
The Zolfo Springs Police
Department received three new
patrol cars last week. The cars,
2007 Dodge Chargers, cost
around $26,000 each and were
financed, marked and outfitted
with the help of Classic Public
See REVIEW 2A



ZS Ups

Fees For

Services
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With the cost of providing
services going up, the town of
Zolfo Springs is raising fees in
order to break even and to plan
for the future.
Audit numbers showed the
town was losing money on
garbage collection, and the ser-
vice needs to pay for itself,
Interim Town Manager Linda
Roberson told Zolfo Springs
Commission members at their
last meeting.
"The reason we're raising
rates is not because of our
hauler," Roberson said. "The
reason we're raising rates is
because of our landfill fees, the
tipping fees. Still," she added,
"our rates are the cheapest in
the county."
Residential rates, billed by
the town, will go from $17 a
month to $20.50.
Commercial bills are sent
See ZS UPS 3A


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Remembering When:

People & Places Past

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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 3, 2008


REVIEW
Continued From 1A


3 Kelly's Column
By Jim


County, Commissioner Nick Timmerman spoke to the
Wauchula Lions Club on Dec. 27 about the need for more good
paying jobs in Hardee County. "We need some good new busi-
nesses."
Timmerman said he is against the proposed $50,000 home-
stead exemption that will be on the Jan. 29 ballot. It would result
in reduced ad valorem tax revenue for the county. "We would have
to cut services."
He said the state legislature this summer made the counties cut
the ad valorem millage rate to last year's rollback rate, plus a three
percent reduction.
The county has about 199 employees and has eliminated about
15 positions through retirement, quitting, moving and not filling
two or three posts. The positions of county engineer and assistant
county manager had been budgeted but not filled.
Timmerman said the budget crunch means the county employ-
ees will not get a raise for the 2007-08 fiscal year, unless there is a
change in classification.
He said unfunded state mandates, such as in fire standards and
juvenile justice costs, add to the county's financial challenges.
He said Hardee County compared with surrounding counties
.has lower taxes .overall, plus a good labor-force and, Hardee
Commerce Park.

New Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is acting like "the people's
governor." One political observer said Charlie's political message
is best summed up as a desire to make everyone happy.
Crist says, "It is in the Declaration of Independence: 'Life, lib-
erty and the pursuit of happiness.' Those words are not in there in
error. I take them very seriously. If the people are happy, it makes
me happy. I want them to have joy in their heart. I want them to be
hopeful."
I voted for the man. I would bet that Charlie is also in favor of
motherhood, the American Flag, apple pie and baseball.

All my life I wanted to one day weigh 200 pounds. Then I
would feel like a real man.
In December 2007 at age 63 I finally achieved that goal.
Frankly the milestone did not do that much for me, except to make
my waistline look larger when I turned sideways to a mirror.
Now I want to shed 10 pounds and get back to 190. To my hor-
. ror I have .discovered it is not easy to get below 200.
It may take a year. Here's the math 3,500 calories equals
one pound. I must somehow in 2008 burn up 35,000 calories more
than I consume.
That can be achieved through eating less or exercising more.
My choice.

Have you made your new year's resolution? There is still time.
I plan to try to get in better shape, to fish more, to watch less
television, to start the Charles Atlas course again, for starters.

Charles DeLoach of Wauchula recently shared these "Lessons
From Noah" in his Bible School Class. Noah is the guy who built
the big ark in the well-known Bible story, when God sent rain for
40 days and nights and flooded the earth, then promising to never
do that again, with the rainbow the symbol of promise.
Don't miss the boat.
Don't forget we're all in the same boat.
Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
Stay fit. When you're six hundred years old, someone may
ask you to do something really big.
Don't listen to critics. Just get on with what has to be done.
For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
Two heads are better than one.
Build your fortune on high ground.
Speed isn't always an advantage. After all, the snails were
on the same Ark with the cheetahs.
When you're stressed, float awhile.
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs. The Titanic was
built by professionals.
Remember the woodpeckers inside are a larger threat than
the storm outside.
No matter the storm, there's a rainbow waiting.
(Always keep this lesson in your heart.)

Wherever there Is a human The two most Important
being, there is an opportunity things In life are good friends
for a kindness, and a strong bullpen.
-Seneca -Bob Lemon


Safety Solutions in Lake
Wales. The cruisers are
equipped with computers, cam-
eras and radar systems.

An opportunity for a new
city commissioner from District
6 has opened due to the
impending resignation of Mavis
Best (Brown). Best, a 33-year
city employee who came back
from retirement to serve as a
commissioner, has recently
married and is moving out of
the county. Her resignation is
effective Sept. 21.

It may be another four years
or more before a new hospital is
built here. It's been four years
since 18 acres along U.S. 17
north of K.D. Revell Road were
purchased as the future site for
Florida Hospital. That $470,000
investment will continue to wait
for its eventual occupant.

A hunting violation from a
year ago has led authorities to
the discovery of yet another
marijuana grow house in rural
Zolfo Springs. Jailed were hus-
band and wife Brandelis
Guerrero and Rosa Gonzalez.
Each was charged with traffick-
ing in marijuana, manufactur-
ing of drug equipment, cultiva-
tion of marijuana and tampering
with utilities.

SEPTEMBER
A motorcyclist who was not
wearing a helmet was killed
early last Thursday when he
lost control of his vehicle, the
Florida Highway Patrol said.
Bobby Dwayne Ackley, 41, suf-
fered massive head injuries in
the crash. He died after being
transported to Tampa General








THURSDAY, JAN. 3
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex 1, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8
VBowling Green City
Commission, regular meet-
ing, City Hall, 104 E. -Main
St., Bowling Green, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY. JAN. 9
VWednesday Musicale,
senior adults performance,
Wauchula Woman's Club,
131 N. Seventh Ave., Wau-
chula, refreshments, 3:30
and program 4 p.m.

THURSDAY. JAN. 10
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.



HEALTH
Continued From .1A
out to the fair to offer their ser-
vices to the public. Blood.net
will be on hand to take any
blood donations from the com-
munity. Also, the Sheriffs
Office will offer free finger-
printing of school-age children.
Come on down and receive
some health and safety informa-
tion, 'as well as free tests, that
are sure to help this new year be
a positive one!


Hospital by medical helicopter.

Grover Cleveland Mullins,
50, who lived about 10 years in
Wauchula, is running for presi-
dent of the United States as a
Democrat. Mullins was raised
in Wauchula and attended ele-
mentary, junior high and senior
high school here before signing
up for the military in 1973 at
the end of the Vietnam War.

A former police officer will
now spend the jest. of his life
behind the bars he once worked
to confine others to. Michael
Branham, 48, was found guilty
of first-degree murder last week
in the July 26, 2005, shooting
death of his wife, lawyer Janette
Branham, 40. She was shot 13
times, six of those in the back.
He was immediately sentenced
to life without parole.

With fewer than 10 percent of
the city's voters showing up at
the polls, an incumbent com-
missioner was returned to office
on Tuesday night. Fern Gibson
beat challenger Matthew
Knight to recapture her seat on
the Bowling Green City.
Commission. Gibson won 51
votes to Knight's 37.

OCTOBER
A 20-year-old Bowling Green
man is on life support following
a shooting Tuesday night.
Steven Rodriguez was shot in
the head while sitting on his
porch. He was taken by ambu-
lance to Lakeland Regional
Medical Center. Hardee
County sheriff's Col. Arnold
Lanier said he is not expected to
survive.

Saturday celebrations will
mark the 100th birthday of
Wauchula. There will be day-
long activities at Main Street
Heritage Park for all family
members to enjoy. Children
may go for the Kids Karnival,
-wagon rides, police and emer-
gency vehicles, games, amuse-
ments and concessions, while
adults may enjoy the entertain-
ment, antique cars and 1907
memorabilia and slide show as
the city commemorates its cen-
tennial.

Sweetwater Ranch Estates
will be "a regional destination
providitg-homes -'and jobs for
current Hardee County com-
muters." A retail center, lots of
neighborhood parks and recre-
ation areas, a signature golf
course, industry, restaurants and
pedestrian-friendly villages lo-
cated over nearly 8,000 acres
are planned south of Zolfo


Tennis Day
Coming Up
There will be a city-wide
tennis play day on Jan. 12 at
the Wauchula courts on Oak
Street. Round-robin doubles
will include adults and high
school students.
Admission is one un-
opened, can of tennis ball,
which will be given to the
high school team. To pre-
register, call the Leupolds at
773-3249 by Jan. 11.


Springs.

The Homecoming Queen of
2006, D.K. Davis, passed her
crown to the new Homecoming
Queen, LeAnna Himrod, at
Friday night's Wildcat football
game. Joining her on the
Homecoming Court are co-
ladies-in-waiting Rebeca
Aguilar and Ciara Chancey,
Junior Class Sweetheart Bailey
Knight, Sophomore Sweetheart
Briana Aguilar and Freshman
Sweetheart Daisha Blandin.

NOVEMBER
Ken Weis, 60, suffers from
mantle cell lymphoma, a cancer
diagnosed in August of 2003S.
He needs a bone marrow trans-
plant to prolong his life. A com-
bination blood drive and bone
marrow drive will be held
tomorrow (Friday) from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. to benefit Weis.

At least one weapon, shouted
obscenities, blaring music and
an unwieldy crowd brought city
police to the aid of a fast-food
restaurant Friday night. Wau-
chula officers were called to
McDonald's after the conclu-
sion of the Hardee-DeSoto foot-
ball game at Wildcat Stadium.
Roughly 300 DeSoto fans were
sent home and one was arrested,.
S.W. Henry Pearsall, 36.

Disaster was averted Sunday
morning after a speeding vehi-
cle struck a fuel pump at the
Preston store at the corner of
U.S. 17 and Carlton Street in
Wauchula. The Wauchula
Police Department reported that
Francisco Rodriguez, 47, was
driving the car at the time of the
crash. Damage to the fuel pump
was estimated at $40,000.

The annual Thanksgiving
meal, sponsored by the Hardee
County Ministerial Association,
will be held today (Thursday).
Dinner will be served at Faith
Presbyterian Church, and is free
to anyone who needs a meal.
Celebration Church joined
with Mojitos Cuban Caf6 for a
Thanksgiving Outreach Dinner
last Saturday, providing home-
cooked meals to over 35 fami-
lies, with 125 children and 60
adults.

The Heartland Chorale and
Imperial Symphony Orchestra.
filled the Agri-Civic Center
-with holiday sounds Monday as
they practiced for their annual


presentation of the "Treasures
of Christmas." The more than
85 vocalists who are participat-
ing inthis yearly event will be
accompanied by 45 Imperial
Symphony Orchestra instru-
mentalists.

DECEMBER
The part-owner of a popular1
restaurant was murdered Sat-
urday night in his own parking
lot as he took out the trash. Min
Hua Wang, 27, a member of the
family who owns China Buffet,
suffered a single gunshot
wound to his side after walking
out the back door of the build-
ing to put garbage in the
Dumpster. Wang became the
second murder victim discov-
ered in one week's time.

Two masked men, one of
them armed with a gun, robbed
a Wauchula store during its hol-
iday shopping hours Sunday
night. The Dollar General Store
at 1030 U.S. 17 S. in Wauchula
Plaza was hit at about 8:40 p.m.
A new book called, "Hardee
County Its Heritage &
People," by Spessard Stone, is
, now available to the public. The
newly released book is the first
history of this county since Jean
Plowden's 1929 book.

A quintet of thieves robbed
customers at a local business
one night last week, but did so
under the watchful eyes of near-
by undercover detectives. All
five Joseph William Allmon,
Lance Rico McCumber, Mark
McCumber, Richard McCum-
ber and Jennifer Elenina Lopez
were arrested.

Dr. Ernest P. Palmer, 75, who
has practiced medicine in
Hardee County for the past 42
years, will retire at the end of
the year. Palmer plans to contin-
ue to live between Wauchula
and Bowling Green on Theater
Road with his wife, Gayle.
They have been married for 52
years.

An ordinance creating two
new types of land use is being
approved. Zoning will now pro-
vide for "rural village" and
"low-density residential" classi-
fications.

A dentt who. threatened to
shoot a teacher was one of two
recently expelled by the Hardee
County School Board.


Iu n F i F e s


1/4/2007
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:46 pm
LoD: 10:27:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:05 am
Sets: 2:31 pm
Major Times
8:18 am-10:18 am
8:43 pm-10:43 pm
Minor Times
2:35 am-3:35 am
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Prediction
Good
1/5/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
-Sets: 5:47 pm
LoD: 10:28:00
Moon Data
'Rises: 5:02 am
Sets: 3:17 pm
Major Times
9:09 am-11:09 am
9:34 pm-11:34 pm
Minor Times


3:26 am-4:26 am
3:51 pm-4:51 pm
Prediction
Good
1/6/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:48 pm
LoP: 10:29:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:57 am
Sets: 4:08 pm
Major Times
10:02 am-12:02 pm
10:27 pm-12:27 am
Minor Times
4:19 am-5:19 am
4:44 pm-5:44 pm
Prediction
Good
1/7/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:48 pm
LoD: 10:29:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:48 am
Sets: 5:05 pm


Major Times
10:56 am-12:56 pm
Minor Times
5:13 am-6:13 am
5:38 pm-6:38 pm
Prediction
Better
1/8/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:49 pm
LoD: 10:30:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:36 am
Sets: 6:05 pm
Major Times
11:24 pm-1:24 am
11:50am-l:50pm
Minor Times
6:07 am-7:07 am
6:32 pm-7:32 pm
Prediction
Best

1/9/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:50 pm


LoD: 10:31:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:19 am
Sets: 7:05 pm
Major Times
12:16 am-2:16 am
12:42 pm-2:42 pm
Minor Times
6:59 am-7:59 am
7:24 pm-8:24 pm
Prediction
Best
1/10/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:51 pm
LoD: 10:32:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:57 am
Sets: 8:06 pm
Major Times
1:05 am-3:05 am
1:31 pm-3:31 pm
Minor Times
7:48 am-8:48 am
8:13 pm-9:13 pm
Prediction
Best


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January 3, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


History: Hardee County In December 1968


Edited by Spessard Stone from The Herald-Advocates of Dec. 5,
12, 19 and 26, 1968.
PERSONALS
December 53- Miss Donna Bell, student at Palm Beach Atlantic
College in West Palm Beach, spent the holidays with her parents,
-Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Bell, Tommy and Kenneth.
Miss Jean Campbell, student at Florida State University, was
home for the Thanksgiving holidays with her parents, Mr, and Mrs.
Bob Campbell, and girls.
Dick Roe, student at Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton, Ga.,
spent the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Roe, Jr.,
and family.
Misses Cheryl and Linda Sasser, students at Florida State
University, were home over the holidays with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Sasser, and Kenneth.
Mike Terrell, a junior at Florida State University, was home with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dunning Terrell, and Judy over the holi-
days.
Wayne Warren, a student at the University of Florida, spent the
holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Warren, Jr.
WILDCATS
The Hardee Wildcats (7-3) battled early season injuries and sick-
ness to bounce back with six straight victories, including last
Wednesday's 20-13 win over the Arcadia Bulldogs, to earn a berth
in the first annual Deland Christmas Bowl.
A trio of runners, senior Ronnie Moye and juniors Tom Pace and
John Polk, have sparked the ground attack for the 'Cats this season.
Pace has 7.3 yards per carry and 17 touchdowns while Polk has 4.5
yards per carry and four touchdowns.
Heading up the defense in senior guard and linebacker Gary
Bryan. Several colleges have been looking at him.
WILDCATS
Dec. 12 Jet Tillis and Tom Pace were selected as the out-


IS UPS
Continued From 1A


directly by the town's contract-
ed hauler, Hardee County
Disposal Inc.
Commissioner Juan Otero
asked if the extra $3.50 a house
would keep the town from los-
ing money. Roberson noted the
figure was the direct result of a
cost study. "It will keep us
breaking even," she responded.
Also going up as the town
reviews expenses and plans for
future growth are impact fees
for connecting to the town's
water and sewer systems.
"We've got to pay for future
expansion," Roberson told the
commission. "Ours (impact
fees) are lower than Wauchula's
or Bowling Green's, even with
this raise," she said.
Town attorney Gerald Buhr,
who specializes in utilities and
who serves as attorney for sev-
eral other municipalities,
agreed. "They are probably the
lowest in the state," he said.


fhe new capacity fees will
put the town in compliance with
Florida Statutes, and come as a
result of current engineering
calculations.
The fee hikes will apply only
to new customers hooking up to
town systems.
Water fees will go from
$1,000 per dwelling unit inside
town limits to $1,800. Those
hooking up outside town limits
will pay $2,250, up from
$1,250.
Sewer connections in town
will increase from $1,200 to
$4,000. Outside town, the fee
will go up from $1,562.50 to
the new $5,000.
Both ordinances, for garbage
rates and impact fees, were
approved at public hearings.
Garbage rates will change
immediately. Impact fees will
be up for a second reading, and
final approval, this month.


standing lineman and back, respectively, in Saturday's first annual
Christmas Bowl in Deland. The v'-ildcats whipped Tavares 33-19
as Pace Scored four touchdown .nd passed for another, and Tillis
led a stout defense.
Five members of the Hardee Wildcat's football team were named
to the All-Southwest Florida Conference football squad. They are:
junior halfback Tom Pace, senior guard Gary Bryan, senior offen-
sive tackle Joe Davis, senior offensive back Jim Belflower and
senior defensive tackle Jet Tillis.
VIETNAM MEDAL
Staff Sgt. Joseph A. Armour, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Cartwright of Zolfo Springs, was recently awarded the bronze star
for meritorious service against the enemy in Vietman. He served
in Vietnam from November 1966 to June 1968.
VIETNAM FATALITY
Dec. 19 Specialist/4 Robert G. Pendley, 24, was killed by
gunfire in hostile action against the enemy Dec. 11. He is Hardee
County's eigth fatality of the war. Pendley, a member of the Army
Infantry, had joined the service on Jan. 10, 1968, and had been in
Vietman since May.
A 1963 graduate of Fort Meade High School, Pendley had lived
in Wauchula from 1963 until he joined the service. While here, he
had worked for the city of Wauchula and later for Mobil Chemical
Co. in Fort Meade.
He is survived by two children and his mother, Mrs. Louise
Pendley, and brother Richard Pendley, both of Fort Meade. His
children live with their mother, Mrs. Robert Daniel Sutton, of
Wauchula. They were divorced last year.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in
Fort Meade. Burial will be in Gandy Cemetery in Connersville,
east of Bartow.
Seven other Hardee County residents have been killed in the
Vietnam War: Raymond L. Boatwright, Varl E. Fulford, Terrel
Elbert Carter, Charles C. Dickey Jr., Charles Edward Long, Johnny
Means and Frederick D. Rickels.
Cold Snap
Dec. 19 Damaging citrus and yard plants, a bitter cold wave,
with temperatures plunging to the low 20s, early this week shook
Hardee County.
Hardee County Agent Jack Hayman said that the lowest official
temperature recording was 22 degrees at 5:30 a.m. in Fort Green,
while Monday night's lows ranged from 24 in Bowling Green to
29.5 in Ona.
Hospital Contract
The Hardee Hospital Board last week approved a contract for
construction of the new $1.2 million public hospital here. The con-
tractors, Whitmire & Allen, Inc. of Lake Wales, signed the contract
Friday for construction of the building at a cost of $917,577.
The final financial statement shows that the Hospital Board will'
have a maximum of $1,260,992.58 available to build and equip the
hospital.
OBITUARY
B. F. Lafon, 81, a native of Alabama and a resident of Bowling
Green since 1920, died Dec. 10 in a Wauchula hospital.
Survivors include two sons, I. J.'Lafon of San Diego and Philip
Lafon of Bowling Green; three daughters, Mrs. Harold B. Sellers
of Bowling Green, Mrs. Thomas Daniel of Orlando and Mrs.
Estelle Robinson of Oneota, Ala.; three brothers, Norton Lafon and
Clarence Lafon of Oneota, Ala., and Claude Lafon of Bowling
Green.


PERSONALS
Kathleen and Barbara Burton, daughters


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W. Burton of Wauchula, expect to arrive today for the Christmas
holidays. They are students at Stuart Hall in Staunton, Va.
MILITARY
Deg2- Cpt. Artis B. Coker Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Coker, 207 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, has been graduated from the
Air University's Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, Ala.
The captain, a 1958 graduate of Hardee High School, received
his BSA degree in 1963 from the University of Florida. He was
commissioned in 1964 upon completion of Officer Training School
at Lackland AFB, Tex.
Ronnie Pittman is scheduled to graduate from the U.S. Naval
Academy in Annapolis, Md., June 4, 1969. The 1965 Hardee High
graduate has been visiting his family this week and will leave here
Sunday.





WEATHER SUMMARY
Temperatures remained above normal in nearly all localities
during the week of Dec. 25 31. In the major cities, temperatures
averaged one to five degrees above normal. Daytime highs were in
the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Nighttime lows were in the 30s, 40s, 50s, and
60s. Alachua and Jay recorded at least one low in upper 20s.
Rainfall for the week ranged from about a half inch in several areas
to over five and a half inches in Tallahassee. Hastings reported only
a quarter inch of rain for the week.
FIELD CROPS
Some sugarcane growers delayed field work to avoid rainfall
and to observe the holidays with most harvesting on schedule.
Rainfall over the Panhandle and northern Peninsula continued to
boost small grain growth. The rains increased soil moisture sup-
plies in most areas. However, more rain is needed. Localities
receiving abundant rainfall over the past two weeks have some
areas with surplus soil moisture, while those reporting small
amounts of rain still have areas with very short soil moisture.
VEGETABLES
The warm weather continued to adversely affect strawberry
quality. Growers kept planting and harvesting active between
showers. However, many producers briefly stopped activities to
observe the holidays. Vegetables shipped during the week included
snap beans, cabbage, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant,
endive, escarole, lettuce, parsley, peppers, radishes, squash, straw-
berries and tomatoes.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Statewide, pasture is in very poor to good condition, with most
in fair condition. Ranchers are feeding hay. Winter forage is
improving following recent rains. Statewide, cattle condition
ranges from very poor to good, with most in fair condition.

CITRUS
Rainfall accompanied cooler weather statewide on Monday,
Christmas Day, and on Tuesday, Dec. 26. The most rainfall record-
ed was in Ona at less than one and a half inches. Temperatures
gradually warmed up the rest of the week, with daytime highs
reaching the upper 70s and lower in all citrus producing areas.
Some central and southern citrus produiii counties recorded tem-
peratures as high as 83 degrees. With the unseasonably warm tem-
peratures and high humidity, early and midseason fruit has matured
quickly and is ready for harvest. Early midseason orange harvest-
ing is in full swing now that the holidays are over. Navel orange
harvest peaked early in the month of December and has dropped
off significantly since then. Sunburst tangerine harvest is beginning
to dwindle and Honey tangerine harvest is soon on the way.


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MATTIE LEE
HRABAL
Mattie Lee Hrabal, 87, of
Cross City, died Monday,
December 31, 2007, in
Gainesville.
She was born June 4, 1920
in Slocomb,- Ala. She had
been a longtime resident of
Hardee County, moving to
Polk County in 1975. She
was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son,
Kenneth Hrabal and wife
Nancy of Lake Wales; a
daughter, Janith Standridge
of Cross City; a sister, Pearl
Durrance of Lakeland; four
grandchildren and five great-
grandchildren.
Graveside services and
burial will be held today
(Thursday) at 11 a.m. at
Bowling Green Cemetery.



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JUDITH V. KNIGHT
Judith V. Knight, 69, of
Avon Park, died Saturday,
December 28, 2007, at her resi-
dence.
Born Nov. 4, 1938 ;
Wauchula, she had been a resi-
dent of this area all of her life.
She was a homemaker, wife and
mother, and member of the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
a daughter and granddaughter,
Nona and Lindsey Moore.
Survivors include her hus-
band J. Lamar Knight of Avon
Park; two daughters, Dana
Christenson of Tampa, and Beth
Jahna and husband Albert of
Avon Park; a brother, James P.
Deal of Avon Park; four grand-
children, Ashley and Haley
Moore, and Lamar and Mason
Jahna.
Visitation was held Wednes-
day, Jan. 2, one hour prior to the
service. Funeral services were
-conducted at 11 a.m. in the
Chapel of First Baptist Church
of Wauchula with the Rev. Ed
Sager officiating. Burial was in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be
made to Hope Hospice, 4840
Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
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EMILY JOYCE
BRYAN
Emily Joyce Bryan, 77, of
Ona, died Tuesday, Decem-
ber 25, 2007, at home.
She was born Aug. 23,
1930, in Myakka Head and
had been a lifelong resident
of Hardee Cointy. -She was
a homeame i and member of
New Zion Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Luther
"Doc" Bryan.
Survivors include three
sons, Charles T. Bryan and
wife Brenda, of Ona,
Kenneth A. Bryan and wife
Deidra of Ona, and Gary W.
Bryan and wife Ilene of
Wauchula; one brother,
David Johnson of Avon Park;
five sisters, Marcella Roberts
of Bradenton, Valeria
"Tullie" Roberts of Ona,
Louann Collins of Lithia,
Nancy Becker of Cummings,
Ga., and Tiny Johnson of
Avon Park; six grandchil-
dren; and two great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Friday, Dec.
28 from 5-7 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
Services were held at 11 a.m.
Saturday at New Zion Baptist
Church with the Rev. Stephen
Darley officiating. Burial was
in New Zion Cemetery.



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EMILY JOYCE BRYAN
Emily Joyce Bryan, 77, of
Ona, died Tuesday, December
25, 2007, at home.
She was born Aug. 23, 1930,
in Myakka Head and had been a
lifelong resident of Hardee
County. She was a homemaker
and member of New Zion
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Luther "Doc"
Bryan.
Survivors include three sons,
Charles T. Bryan and wife
Brenda, of Ona, Kenneth A.
Bryan and wife Deidra of Ona,
and Gary W. Bryan and wife
Ilene of Wauchula; one brother,
David Johnson of Avon Park;
five sisters, Marcella Roberts of
Bradenton, Valeria "Tullie"
Roberts of Ona, Louann Collins
of Lithia, Nancy Becker of
Cummings, Ga., and Tiny
Johnson of Avon Park; six
grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, Dec.
28 from 5-7 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
Services were held at 11 a.m.
Saturday at New Zion Baptist
Church with the Rev. Stephen
Darley officiating. Burial was
in New Zion Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


ANNIE "RUTH" VOGLER
Annie "Ruth" Vogler, 80, of
Brandon died Sunday, Decem-
ber 23, 2007.
She was born Feb. 22, 1927
in Bowling Green to the late
Dudley and Annie (Payne)
Vogler. She worked for General
Telephone for 40 years and was
a member of Bell Shoals
Baptist Church for 15 years.
She is survived by a sister,
Verna Vogler.
Graveside Services were
held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday,
Dec.27, at Bowling Green
Cemetery. Services were con-
ducted by the Rev. Ernest
Holbrook and the Rev. Buddy
Payne.
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to Bell Shoals
Baptist Church Building Fund,
2102 Bell Shoals Rd, Brandon,
FL 33511.
Serenity Meadows
Funeral Home,
Riverview, Florida


MATTIE LEE HRABAL
Mattie Lee Hrabal, 87, of
Cross City, died Monday, Dec-
ember 31, 2007, in Gainesville.
She was born June 4, 1920 in
Slocomb, Ala. She had been a
longtime resident of Hardee
County, moving to Polk County
in 1975.-She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son,
Kenneth Hrabal and wife
Nancy of Lake Wales; a daugh-
ter, Janith Standridge of Cross
City; a sister, Pearl Durrance of
Lakeland; four grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and bur-
, ial will be held today (Thurs-
Sday) at 11 a.m. at Bowling
Green Cemetery.
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Funeral Home
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Dear Editor:
Overcoming the mental and
physical cravings for drugs is
the first challenge of any drug
rehabilitation program. Crav-
ings are the uncontrolled desire
to use again. The addict is dri-
ven by physical and mental
impulses to use that they cannot
control.
To get an idea of what drug
cravings are like remember a
time when you went for a long
time without eating a meal and
you were really hungry. Being
hungry is mental and physical
experience that is triggered
when the body needs nutritional
energy. It is a craving for food
that is driven at a physical level
which in turn stimulates memo-
ries of eating food which is fol-
lowed by a strong desire or
compulsion to 'consume food.
Usually when a person is hun-
gry they will think about their
favorite foods and if they get
hungry enough they can some-
times even smell and taste cer-
tain foods.
If one is hungry and goes
long enough without food even-
tually the thought of food and
the physical reaction (i.e.
growling stomach, or shaking)
to not having the food will
become so great that they will
drop whatever it is they are
doing and arrange to get food
and eat it. As soon as the food is
consumed the hunger pangs
stop and one feels good about
satisfying their hunger.
A drug craving is similar but
the desire to use drugs is much
stronger and more intense than
hunger pangs. An addict who is
craving drugs will feel. like life
itself is dependent on them get-
ting their drug of choice. They
will do and say almost anything
to get the drug to feed the crav-
ings they have for it. Once they
feed the craving they feel relief
from the physical and mental
drive to use until the drug wears
off and the craving returns.
Today it is fairly common for
many companies and federal
agencies to drug test their
employees. These drug tests are
done through urinalysis.
Through testing a person's
urine one can determine if they
have takenrdrugs arid if so what
type of dtug it wai ......
Drug tests identify drug
metabolites present in the urine.
The drug metabolite is like a
finger print of the drug taken.
Cocaine produces a cocaine
metabolite, opiates produce an
opiate metabolite, alcohol pro-
duces an alcohol metabolite and
so on. This is an important fact
to remember as we look at what
causes drug and alcohol crav-
ings.
The origin of drug cravings
begin with the way the body
metabolizes chemicals. Drugs
and alcohol are broken down
and filtered in the liver. There is
a by-product from this filtration
process called a metabolite. A
metabolite is a protein-based
molecule that is produced when
the body processes and filters
food or chemicals that are
ingested.,
Some of these drug metabo-
lites will end up leaving the
body through the sweat and
urine while other metabolites
can and do find their way into
the person's fat cells which are
also protein -ased. The fact that
both of these elements are pro-
tein based is why the fat cells
and metabolites remaining in
the body are able to adhere to'
each other.


The next component of the
drug craving has to do with
memory and the mind. Each
time a person consumes drugs
or alcohol they develop a com-
plete recorded memory of that
life' experience. Whether good
times or bad, happy or sad, all
emotions, feelings and sensa-
tions that were present at the
time the drug or alcohol was
ingested is filed away in the
person's memory. Even if a per-
son is in a blackout, the experi-
ence is still recorded in the
mind. For those that are depen-
dent on physically addictive
drugs like opiates, alcohol, tran-
quilizers or sleeping pills they
have a series of memories that
contain the pain and discomfort
associated with drug withdraw-
al.
The body will metabolize
and burn fat cells any time a
person undergoes a situation in
life that caused the heart rate to
speed up. Stress can do this, as
can strenuous exercise or
intense emotion. Most of us
experience some or all of these
things on a fairly regular basis.
When an addict's body metabo-
lizes fat, if the fat cells contain
metabolites from past alcohol
and drug use, as the fat cell
burns the drug metabolite will
activate back into the person's
blood stream.
Keeping in mind that each
type of drug produces its own
metabolite and the drugs or


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originally ingested the body
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physical level which will then
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when they were coming down
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Judith V. Knight, 69, of
Avon Park, died Saturday,
December 28, 2007, at her
residence.
Born Nov. 4, 1938 in
Wauchula, she had been a
resident of this area all of her
life. She was a homemaker,
wife and mother, and mem-
ber of the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death
by a daughter and grand-
daughter, Nona and Lindsey
Moore.
Survivors include her hus-
band J. Lamar Knight of
Avon Park; two daughters,
Dana Christenson of Tampa,
and Beth Jahna and husband
Albert of Avon Park; a broth-
er, James P. Deal of Avon
Park; four grandchildren,
Ashley and Haley Moore,
and Lamar and Mason Jahna.
Visitation was ~eld Wed-
nesday, Jan. 2, one hour prior
to the service. -4neral ser-
vices were conducted at 11
a.m. in the Chapel of First
Baptist Church f Wauchula
with the Rev. Ed Saget offici-
ating. BTir-ial was in Wi-
chula Cemtery. a- 4
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Bowling Green Resident Is


Unhappy With Mosaic Mining


qST ELK


Dear Editor:
My views as local resident
who is reaping benefits from
Mosaic and their good neighbor
programs. It all started a few
years back when Mosaic quiet-
ly moved into our neighbor-
hood even though they were in
Polk County. I considered it my
neighborhood because I trav-
eled from Fort Meade to Hardee
County every day. At first I did
not know what wonderful
neighbors they would become.
It came slow at first but then
they started strutting their
power with putting gates up on
several roads that I and the pub-
lic traveled. These roads were
legal roads which when closed
caused many miles added to
certain trips say from 664 and
County Line over to the old
Avon Park cut off. I am sure
they closed these roads legally
as I am sure the kind of corpo-
ration they imply they are that's
the only way they do things.
The next taste of these good
neighbors was when they com-
pletely closed Mt. Pisgah Road
down while they took their time
putting railroad in instead of
being required to put a little
bypass at work site as even state
agencies do. They just closed
the whole road down to through
traffic. This caused me to return
all the way back to Fort Meade
and come down 17 and County
Line Road.
And that was some of the
best days. Then comes the train
and their whistle happy drivers
which start blowing miles down
the road, sounds like when they
leave Fort Meade where there's
no excuse at all for the racket.
Of course they tell me they


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

75 YEARS AGO
King Made Chairman Hardee
""County Board: W.. King, of
Zolfo Springs, on Tuesday was
unanimously chosen as chair-
man of the Board of County
Commissioners of Hardee
,County at the meeting held
immediately after the old board
adjourned.

Wauchula Basketeers Open
Season Tonight: Wauchula bas-
keteers will open the 1933 sea-
son tonight with a game at Avon
Park, meeting the high school
quint of that city. Coach
Wallace Smith states he is well
pleased with the outlook for a
good team and the boys are
showing up well in training.

Strawberry Festival Plans Are
Under Way: Plans are rapidly
taking shape for the fourth


annual Hardee County Straw-
berry Festival to be held at
Bowling Green on January 18-
21, 1933.

City Council Meeting Held
On Monday Night: The City
Council met in regular session
Monday night with all members
present. Sidney P. Stansfield
was awarded the contract to
fence the new cemetery.

Local Woman's Club
Members Hear Talk: The tragic
history of Florida's Seminole
Indians was the subject of an
interesting address at the Wau-
chula Woman's Club Wednes-
day afternoon by Mrs. Minnie
Moore-Willson, noted Florida
author whose books on the
Seminoles are widely read.


50 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Spoon
of Bowling Green were parents
of the first baby born in 1958 in
the county. The new Miss
Spoon came into the world at


I


8:15 p.m. at Wauchula Infir-
mary. Dr. M.A. Collier was the
attending physician.

Wauchula Receives Safety
Award: Wauchula has received
its fourth consecutive Certifi-
cate of Honor for, no, traffic
fatalities. The award; given by
the state Department of Public
Safety, is for 1956. The city's
record was marred this year by
the death of young Bobby
Murphy Nov. 29.

Wauchula Police Move To
City Hall Offices: The Wau-
chula Police Department has
moved to new quarters jn the
City Hall. The officers are on
the west side, next door to
Mayor Paul Thomas.

Hardee Has Good Polio Shot
Record: Hardee County had a
good record on polio inocula-
tions last year, according to the
county Health Department.
Although the number of per-
sons coming in for the shots
decreased sharply over the holi-
days, the department reports
that the program has been mov-
ing smoothly.

Junior Women Play Santa
Claus: The Junior Woman's
Club "Operation Mrs. Claus"
has been termed a big success.
Mrs. L.A. Rehbergm, toy chair-
man, reported that over 60 chil-
dren were given a happier
Christmas by the toys members
distributed in the country.

25 YEARS AGO
Christmas Sales Exceed Ex-
pectations: Christmas sales at
businesses in Wauchula turned
out about the same as last year
or better at most stores. Stores
reporting better sales this
Christmas were McCrory's,
Ben Franklin, Badcock and
General Dollar Store.

Irby Appointed New Post-
master: Victor W. Irby, post-
master of Zolfo Springs for the
past 26 years, has been appoint-
ed the new postmaster of
Wauchula.
Irby was officially sworn in
by Tampa Sectional Center
Manager/Postmaster Richard
Hebble during a brief ceremony
at the Wauchula Post Office
Monday morning.


10 YEARS AGO
House Fire Changes Holiday
Plans: A house fire in the wee
hours Monday morning caused
moderate damage to a home off
SR 64 about 3-1/2 miles west of
Zolfo Springs. The fire at the
home of Gary Brooks required
only 500 gallons of water to get
to the flames.


January 3, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
January 17, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873 to consider adoption of the following ordi-
nance:
ORDINANCE NO. 08-08
An Ordinance of the Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners amending Ordinance Numbers 07-18
and 08-05; Providing for a New Section 4.E., F, G., H.,
and Section 9.E of Ordinance No. 07-18, thereof, with
respect to impact fees imposed; providing for a new
Section 4 of Ordinance No. 08-05, with respect to impact
fees imposed; Providing for Severability and Providing
for an Effective Date.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per-
son needing to make special arrangements should con-
tact the County Commissioners Office at least two (2)
working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in compliance with
Florida Statues 125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105.
Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspec-
tion during regular office hours at 412 West Orange
Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone
863/773-9430.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and
be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
If a person, decides to appeal any decision made by the
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman
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have to blow it when crossing
Mt. Pisgah. I would think they
could put in warning devices
that could eliminate the need
for the horn blowing all hours
of the day and night.
On top of the horns there is
rumbling, and when they hook
cars together it is the same
sound as explosions or a bad
vehicle wreck. It seems as if
they on purpose make every
effort to disturb the peace.
The next thing our super-tast-
ing water turned so bad instead
of carrying it with us on trips
we had to start carti4 it in from
the store, and when we contact-
ed Mosaic you know the story.
It is not to do with us.
All these are only the first
course. The main dish is in
plans for the near future and
unlike the companies Mosaic
bought out, they don't even
consider their close neighbors
as to their safety and well-
being.
The main reason for this is
our government is not con-
cerned with these issues either,
even though there are laws at all
levels of government to protect
our rights. The politicians at
various levels have set some
sort of price on which way they
vote.
The DEP, Swiftmud and
Army Corps just simply hand
out permits. Your guess is as
good as mine as to what is
going on in these high places.
But it is very apparent that
Hardee County has politicians
who must be as rumored in bed
with the mines. The ones I hear
the most rumors about are a
couple commissioners and a
couple in management and


planning.
Whatever the truth is, the
biggest percent have dealt with
me as if they were directly in
bed with Mosaic and don't
mind showing this by their
actions. How can you expect
any just things to come from the
likes of these people.
Mosaic and the rape of our
region is somewhat opposed in
our neighboring counties, and
they are pulling out all stops in
negotiations with these counties
as we speak and it looks to me
that Mosaic has some chance by
coming in through closed meet-
ings arranged by Mosaic and
inside people in these agencies
who must have already been
acquired by Mosaic as under-
cover double agents.,
Bqt the fat lady has not sung
yet there.
Now back to home Mosaic is
at ease in good Old Hardee
County, better know on the
street as hard-up county
because of its economic stand-
ing. The reason Mosaic is not
working hard to sell the agree-
ment here as to my opinion they
are in bed with people of influ-
ence here and simply think they
can do or get whatever they
want from our not so honorable
leaders. Why should they
sweat. They see no squeaky
wheels here, just smooth sailing
in blue skies.
They have been learning that
if they sleep with the right peo-
ple they can just walk in to any
area they want and force them-
selves and their pollution on
neighbors.
Frank Kirkland
Fussell Road
Bowling Green







6A The Herald-Advocate, January 3, 2008


Wauchula Scenes From


The Past


COURTESY PHOTOS BY NONA McELFRESH
The old Sears store on West Main Street next to the former post office which is now the
Driver's License Bureau. A new Sears business is planned at the old Circle 3 Western
Store and later Wauchula Pawn building next to the Hardee County Public library.


Earnest Shopping Plaza at its present location Notice Till Office Equipment where
Cat's on Main is located. The former Red Apple, and Family Pharmacy.

Letter To The Editor

Girl Needs Financial Help

For Treatment Of Cancer


Dear Editor:
Would you welcome the
chance to help save a child's
life? Of course, we now have
the opportunity to do just that!
Recently, you published the
heart-wretching story of Jaelyn
Rogers and the desperate need
for financial assistance in order
for Jaelyn to receive the special
treatment for the rare and dan-
gerous type of brain cancer she


has.
Because of the extreme cost
for her treatment, payment is
required in advance. However,
due to the lack of health insur-
ance and financial resources for
medical treatment Jaelyn may
not receive the life-saving care
needed.
I am confident any assistance
we as a close-knit community
are able to provide is greatly
appreciated. Currently, there is


an account established at the
Wauchula State Bank to help
with the specialized medical
care expenses.
Most of us cannot imagine
how desperate the family must
feel. However, at this special
time of year, this truly qualified
as a worthwhile occasion to
demonstrate compassion for
Jaelyn.
Larry Fiegel
Wauchula


'A Christmas Carol'


Singing during a Muscular Dystrophy Association block party in September 1988 are
Jewel Harper (left), Luther Colbert, former Herald-Advocate sports writer, and an
unknown singer.


Main Street looking west in front of Main Street Station, formerly the Ben Franklin store,
next to Royal' Furniture.


The old Winn-Dixie located on South U.S. 17 before building at its present location on
U.S. Hwy. 17 North. Also, located at the north end of the plaza were The Fashion Shop
and Eckerd Drugs.


Revisited

By C.J. MOUSER
For The Herald-Advocate
It's no secret to anybody who hangs
around me that I can get a little
scatter-brained, especially during the
holidays.
I leave my keys at store counters
and have to go back and get them. I go
in and pay for gas and then drive off
without pumping it. I go into the super-
market to buy one thing, spend $40 and
come out with everything but what I
went in there for. I also misplace
things: cell phone, briefcase . kids.
So it was no great surprise when I
left the bank on Dec. 23 and sat down
to count my holiday cash and discov-
ered I was light.
"What'sa matter?" Jenny asked, after
I had counted my money six times,
more and more frantically each time.
"I'm short. ."
"How much?"
"I'm scared to say."
"How come?"
"It's a lot."
"How much?" she repeated.
"A hundred and forty dollars. Two
fifties and two twenties. It was what I
had on me before I made my withdraw-
al," I replied
I could actually say the amount out
loud, because somewhere in the back
of my mind I was convinced that the
money'was in a pocket or in the back
of my organizer, and I just hadn't locat-
ed it yet.
As it turns out, it wasn't in a pocket
and it wasn't in the back of my organiz-
er. As it turns out, I had. . I think . .
put the money in my lap after counting
it, before going into the bank to get
more to go with it, and then forgot
about it and got out of the truck. It
must have fluttered to the ground and
blown away in the wind.
Of course, this knowledge did not
come without a severe emotional cost.
Jenny and I turned the truck upside
down looking for it,-went through
every pocket mine and hers and
my organizer. We retraced our steps to
the bank and back, before finally giv-
ing up. It was gone . half my present
money. Gone.
"Maybe somebody will turn it in,"
Jenny said.
"Not mbney, sugar, not this time of
year. Found money/belongs to he who
found it, especially in a parking lot. .
the day before Christmas Eve ..."
"What are you gonna do?" she
asked.
"What can I do? Make it up some-


... Sort Of
how, from somewhere else . fix it
later."
"Ahh ... rob Peter to pay Paul."
"Pretty much."
I thought about this horrible mistake
for a long time, trying to figure out
how I could haveubeen so careless. I
don't have money to toss around park-
ing lots and make someone else's day.
How did I allow this thing to happen?
How was I going to compensate for it?
As scatter-brained as I am, I am one
of those sickening people who tends to
make lemons into lemonade and, after
turning it over and over in my mind, I
found my peace.
"You know," I said to Jenny, "this is
a good lesson."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, if I'm capable of losing $140,
then that tells me something. It tells me
I'm not paying attention. It was an
expensive lesson and, unfortunately,
those are the kind we actually get
something out of. If I'm capable of los-
ing $140, then I'm capable of not see-
ing a red light or a car that's stopped in
the road in front of me. Maybe some-
body is trying to tell me something ...
maybe somebody is trying to tell me to
slow down."
"That's one way to look at it," she
agreed.
"Besides, maybe somebody found it
who has six kids and is struggling, try-
ing to figure out how to give them a
good Christmas. Maybe it was some-
body who's sick and could use a little
extra to help buy medicine. Losing that
money hurt, I won't deny it, but maybe
it helped somebody else more than it
hurt me."
She nodded.
"And just maybe," I said, losing my
good will for second or two and feeling
not the Christmas spirit but the spirit of
Ebenezer Scrooge, "somebone will find
it and use it to buy booze, or a gun, or
blow it all on lottery tickets."
"No!" Jenny exclaimed. "Remember
the little poor kids! It went to poor
kids! They'll have a good Christmas,
thanks to you. Because of you, those
kids are going to get to eat!"
I got an instant vision of poor little
Tiny Tim, and I clung to her words.
She knows her mother; she knew what
I needed to believe. If there was any
doubt in my mind, her next words
cinched it.
"God bless us, every one!" she blurt-
ed.
"Yes," I said, and hugged her, smil-
ing, "God bless us, every one."


The former Golden Corral, once operated by Tex Baxter, on U.S. 17 South. The build-
ing is now occupied by China Buffet.








January 3, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7A


PHOTO BY HALPH HAHHISUN
Although work stopped for the holidays, expansion of Wauchula's wastewater plant is under construction. By the end
of 2008, Its completion will raise capacity to three million gallons per day.


2008
Continued From 1A


let store early in 2008.
The county and its Industrial
Development Authority has
acquired another 100 acres
south of its current site and has
the possibility of a business
expansion there.

COUNTY
The number one project for
2008 is completing the Wau-
chula Hills water and waste-
water projects, expanding the
wastewater plant to handle from
the current 120 gallons per day
to 300,000 gallons per day, said
County Manager Lex Albritton.
During the first two months
of 2008, the project to extend
water and sewer lines to 89
Wauchula Hills homes should
be completed. The gravitational
lines are done; extensions are
going to the individual homes,
delaying paving until the large
pieces of equipment finish
crossing these roads. Then
paving of the roads which were
paved prior to the project will
be done.
The county will be construct-
ing a water plant, either on the
edge of the planned Torrey
Groves community south of the
college or between -there and
the county's wastewater proper-
ty on SR 62. Engineering
should be completed withinr60
days The permit will approve
up to 500,000 gallons per day.
Until the water tower and
infrastructure are done, water
will be provided to the connect-
ed Wauchula Hills homes
under the county's contract with
the city of Wauchula..
Expansion of the Vandolah
wastewater expansion will be
planned for about 2010.

Courthouse
With grants, plans for the
Hardee County Courthouse will
be completed, hopefully in
2008. Bids were offered and
contract awarded for the point
and seal of the courthouse, the
addition of a sally port to bring
inmates to the courthouse in
inclement weather.
There will be parking lot ren-
ovations on the east side of the
courthouse, regrading it to meet
handicapped accessibility stan-
dards.
In the works are design for an
information technology for the
court system, including a re-
cords storage facility, which
may leave room for expanding
county probation and the
Guardian Ad Litem offices.
Also in the final design state
is the water infiltration system
for the first floor of the court-
house, which is partially under
ground level.
A third phase of installation
of the Heating/Air Conditioning
system at Courthouse Annex II
at Oak Street is also in the plan-.
ning stages.

Roadwork, Etc.
In 2007, construction of new
bridges on Kelly Roberts Road,
Ollie Roberts Road, Goose
Pond Road and Old Town
Creek was done through financ-
ing by the state Department of
Transportation's grant pro-
grams. Also done was widening
and repaving of SR 62, SR 64,
Eastaiid West Main streets and
CR 663 south of Ona and resur-
facing of Dansby and Sweet-
water roads.
Landscaping along U.S. 17 at
Bowling Green, Wauchula and
Zolfo Springs are being com-
pleted under DOT funding
agreements.
Coming up in the new year,
under state grants, are paving of
10 miles of Steve Roberts
Special, resurfacing of College
Hill Road and Florida Avenue
from SR 64 to Carlton Street,.
In the five-year plan is comple-
tion of the remaining small por-
tions ofMoffitt Road to Dallas


McClellan and other small por-
tions of uncompleted roads,
using the five-cent gas tax pro-
ceeds.

DRIs
Several developments of
regional impact (DRIs) are
coming up in 2008. Most are
concerned with mining but one
for the Shadowlawn residential
development is also due for
review by the county when it is
approved by the Central Florida
Regional Planning Council.
Mining DRIs may include the
CF Industries' South Pasture
expansion. For Mosaic Phos-
phates, there may be DRIs for
the South Fort Meade extension
and the Mosaic Compact with
Charlotte County which will
open work on mining in the
Ona area.
Work will begin on the com-
munity recreation fields at
Hardee Park off Doyle Carlton
Road. The first phase of the
two-phase soccer fields should
be completed in 2008. There is
also a three-phase baseball/soft-
ball complex. Hopefully, two
fields, bathrooms and conces-
sion will be done in 2008.

Finances
What the county is able to
accomplish in its county budget
will depend on results of the
referendum on the Jan. 29 bal-
lot, although there already are
several lawsuits changing the
portability of property tax lim-
its, carrying up to $500,000
from county to county.
The county has lost some ad
valorem (property tax) revenue
because of the April explosion
of the three-story steam turbine
and generator at the power plant
off CR 663 north of Fort
Green. Until- that is fully
repaired and operational, there
will be reduced tax revenue.
Also, Vandolah Power Plant has
contested its property tax for
three years. The cases have
been combined and, hopefully,
will be settled soon.
Schools
Accreditation, construction
and academics are major chal-
lenges for the Hardee County
School District in 2008.
"We're ready' we'll get the
ball rolling again after the holi-
days," said Schools Super-
intendent Dennis Jones, who
listed three areas of emphasis in
the new year.
Accreditation
The district and school staffs
have been working toward the
April district site visit of
AdvancedED, formerly called
the Southern Association of
College and Schools or SACS.
"We have been working
toward the first ever district
accreditation. In the past each
school except the old junior
high had earned accreditation. It
never could meet handicapped
access standards. With the new
K-8 school, that has been
resolved and we can apply for
accreditation for the entire dis-
trict," said Jones.
A committee has been work-
ing on rewriting the schools'
mission statement, the five-year
strategic plan and a self-
appraisal on 70 standards and
60 benchmarks. The visiting
AdvancedED team will check
each of those before granting its
seal of approval.

Construction
Also on the agenda is con-
struction at Bowling Green
Elementary, where some of the
oldest classrooms have already
been razed. "We received a
Christmas present, clearing the
last state hurdle to approval of
the plan and need for it. We will
hire an architect, lay out the
parameters to add quite a few
classrooms and other campus


renovations and will be well on
the way before the close of
2008," said Jones.

Academics
The third goal is to build on
the state FCAT (Florida Com-
prehensive Achievement Test)
progress, especially at the
junior high and high school.
"Obviously, whatever else is
going on, student achievement
is our main focus and there has
been a lot of work by everyone.
Four elementary schools re-
ceived A's and one was 12
points from an A.
"There are some statistics at
the high school to be proud of.
Our drop-out rate is the best
ever, 5.1 percent, back to 1998.
We're making good progress.
"Also, our graduation rate is the
highest it's been since 1998,
and is slightly above the state
average," continued Jones.
The state revenue shortfall
looms large, with a lot of uncer-
tainty what the legislature will
do when it convenes in March.
"The property tax vote on Jan.
29 will have a huge impact on
governments and possibly
schools. There is a rumor that
the class size amendment goal
of every individual class may
be relieved this year. Obviously,
our priority is to protect the per-
sonnel and,,classroom," con-
cluded Jones.

WAUCHULA
"Through the hard work of all
our city employees, a lot was
accomplished in 2007. If we
keep chipping away at the
mountain, we will get it down. I
expect 2008 to be another great
year," said City Manager Rick
Giroux.
In 2007, 10 new 44-foot wide
T-hangers and related structures
and a maintenance hangar were
constructed at Wauchula Mun-
icipal Airport. Phase II of Oak
Street Park was completed.
Both came through state grants.
The city also held its centennial
celebration.
The new year continues chal-
lenges, many of which had the
preparatory paperwork and-
groundwork completed in the
past year. Chief among them is
the wastewater treatment plan
expansion to increase handling
from one million to three mil-
lion gallons per day. Already,
the master lift station is nearly
complete. Recycling waste-
water effluent for public reuse
such as irrigation and a new
fifth well to ensure water capac-
ity for city residents are also in
the planning for 2008.
The shell of a city building at
Green Street and Griffin Road
has been installed and interior
work will provide a new home
for Hardee Help Center in the
first month of 2008. Then, ren-
ovations to the old Ausley
Library location of the Help
Center will make that building
at North Eighth Avenue and
West Palmetto Street the long-
awaited home for the Garden
Club.
Rehabilitation of the city's
electrical substation, long over-
due for upgrades, is in the 2008
plan.
Plans for streetscaping along
U.S. 17 and Main Street are
being refined and work will
begin shortly.
Computer or GIS (Geo-
graphic Information System)
mapping of the cemetery should
be completed in 2008 and there
will be more aviation hangar
and other construction at the
airport.
Phase II of renovation of the
railroad depot will be done
through a $350,000 state grant
and there will be about
$250,000 of paving city streets.
Peace River Park hurricane
cleanup is nearly complete and
the new park south of the


bridges will complement Crews
Riverside Park on the north
side of the bridges, providing
trails and recreation sites for
city residents and visitors.

BOWLING GREEN
Renovation at Pyatt and
Community Parks should be
completed in 2008. Restrooms,
ballfields and bleachers, new
concessions stands, two new
pavilions, a basketball court
and lighting will be included
when the project is finished. It
was begun in 2007 with a state
recreation grant, said City
Manager David Elbertson.
He is retiring March 13, but
may continue working part-
time at the sewer plant, said
Mayor Perry Knight. The city
hopes to select a new city man-
ager shortly.
A $2.5 million state grant for
disaster relief has helped with
water and wastewater improve-
ments. There will be stormwa-
ter drainage work done along
Grove Street, funded by another
state grant. Application for
another state grant, could help
improve drainage in the area
west of Wauchula State Bank,
said Knight.
To save the city money, city
employees will complete more
small sidewalk projects. A
small section south of the
Methodist Church was repaired
last year. The First Baptist
Church has recently completed
a major renovation.
A new Habitat for Humanity
home is under construction
along Freeman Avenue and up
to five more are planned in the
area south of East Main Street,
commented City Clerk Pam
Northup.
The mayor said about 20
homes were built in the city in
2007; about 15 were in the
northwest part of the city. "The
recently completed new Dollar
General Store was a big bless-
ing to the community," he
added.
Because of landfill costs, city
residents are now being charged
for the city picking up non-
household waste such as old;
furniture and large appliances
and more than one scoop of
leaves or limbs, said Northup.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
In 2007, the town obtained a
new fleet of Dodge Chargers for
the police department, a much-
needed and long-awaited back-
hoe, hurricane shutters for the
Civic Center/Town Hall and
landscaping along U.S. 17,
north and south of SR 64 and
along that highway. All were
accomplished through a variety
of state and federal grants.
Selection of a town manager
is on the agenda for early 2008.
The town hopes a design for a
new police/fire station -at U.S.
17 and Fifth Street will become
a reality, using a combination of
insurance and Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
funds.
Construction on the
water/sewer plant extension.
may start in 2008, providing
service for the 17-acre industri-
al park on SR 66 that the town
annexed in the past year.
There will be some well-
deserved street paving. Both the
sewer/water plant expansion
and street paving also will come
from a variety of grants.
The town is hopeful these
changes will bring new jobs to
the area.
"We want our community to
be proud of Zolfo Springs.
There are so many things that
outweigh the bad. We want to
keep an eye on the future for
Zolfo Springs. We don't want to
forget the past, but we would
like to learn from it and move
on," said Town Clerk June
Albritton.


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Letter T6 The Editor

America

Making
Dear Editor:
This Christmas Season my
heart has been heavy. The news
media is full of pictures show-
ing suicide bombings, roadside
bombings, death and destruc-
tion in Iraq. Politicians and
would-be politicians are
screaming for us to pull out and
bring our troops home. I dis-
agree.
Since the Revolutionary War,
my family members have been
stepping forward to defend the
right of freedom for all. One of
my ancestors was wounded in
the battle of Guilford Forge
against the British. My late hus-
band's great uncle was captured
by the British in the War of
1812. He escaped by fashioning
snow shoes and walking back-
ward through the snow.
In the Civil War, my great-
grandmother's 16-year-old
brother died in battle carrying a
flag. My father served in World
War I. In World War II my
cousins flew 35 bombing mis-
sions over Germany as tail-gun-
ners.
My late husband Thomrn
Wendling was a "lifer"-20-
years, 2 months, and 17 days.
He served 2 years in Vietnam as
an Air Force Intelligence
Officer attached to Special Ops,
Delta Force. It was there that he
was awarded the Bronze Star
for valor.
Two of my sons also served
during Vietnam. One served a
year in Vietnam, and his son,
Sgt. Daniel Riley, is now a
proud member of the 101st
Airborne Assault. Since he has
been in the service, he was
involved in Afghanistan, the
invasion of Iraq (Baghdad), and
is now in his third tour of duty
there. Each tour lasts a full year.
During this time I have
learned much about what is


an Military Is

Progress In Iraq


COURTESY PHOTOS Sgt. Daniel Riley, U.S.
M/Sgt. Thorn R. Wendling, Army, 101st Airborne Assa-
USAF retired (deceased), ult, based in Ft. Campbell,
and former emergency Ky.
management director for
Hardee County.


really going on there. Have you
heard about schools and hospi-
tals that have been built? How
about the electricity they have
up, running, and expanded? The
four TV stations on the air?
Girls now being allowed to go
to school? Water and infrastruc-
ture being revitalized? Univer-
sities reopened?
Did you hear about the Iraqi
men risking their lives to join
the police and local military
forces? Our radical leftist press
will not film or write about any-
thing good that is happening.
The truth is that we are making
progress, and the military does
not want to leave until their
mission is accomplished.
Last week, Daniel got a
phone call through to his father.
He is' 10 miles southwest of
Baghdad in what was once an
Al Qaeda stronghold. He said
that things are now as different
as night and day. Civilians have
taken over. Businesses and mar-
kets are open. The streets are
alive with people walking about


living their everyday lives. This
is also happening in other
places in the country.
If the military is allowed to
stay long enough to stabilize the
rest of the country, this could
have an effect on surrounding
countries. With the help of our
troops, we may someday see
Peace on Earth in the Middle
East. Thank God for our brave
military.
Wanda Wendling
Wauchula








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-Schedule Of Weekly Services


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship.................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ...................... 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday .................... 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m..

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. .t11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. ..7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................l1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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


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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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


ONA

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

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

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

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

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Englishg 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 tell 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 ...............1... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men' Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.


CHURCH
Martin Luth
767
CHURCH
OF THE F
807 S.
773


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WAUCTULA

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ... ............ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .... ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship .............10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High)...............6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)....................... 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..............9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion ..: ......................11:30 a.m .
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ............... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................. 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singer, '
...... ........................ :30-8:OQ 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 .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study ...........10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
.773-9386.
Sunday Schodl ..................9... 00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service.: ........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service........... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.


HOF GOD Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m..
her King Blvd. HEARTLAND
r0199 COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
H OF GOD Coffee & Donuts...................9:00 a.m.
IRST BORN Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
8th Ave. Worship.............................. 10:30 a.m.
-4576 Wed. Night Dinner ...............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
'ie Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

Advocate IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
P SVen con to familla y amigos y
155 Disfrta de La paabra de Dios
Sun Domingos..ni.......................10:00 p.m.
TuMieroesday Evening ....................7:00 p.m.

8 7c7304-5 ThurIGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Biadenton Road
767-1010

)tV cr8 JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning..........10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening...........7:30 p.m.
tl 7 ,"_t "nd Thursday Evening..........7:30 p.m.


Zolfo Springs, FL
Zolfo Springs, FL


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.IST CHURCH
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 CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Church Training .................. 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"1 & 41' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ..........................11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
XWorsh ipService .... ...1... 1:00 a.m.
Wed prg Prayer'~~.....7:00 p.m.
REAT LIFE, HiURCH
3365 North US IIwy 17
Morning Service.................. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday .. ......................... 9:00 a.m.
H oly D ays ............................................

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) .................. :00 a.m.
(English) ..................... 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................11:00 a.m.
(Creole).................... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SECOND CHANCE BIBLE
CHURCH
1511 US Hwy 17 N. 873-1148
Sunday School ............ ......9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
SBC Affiliation

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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


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


WAUCHULA

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

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship............7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ............... 7:30 p.m.

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .................. 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 Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ................................10:00 a.m .

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


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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
W orship .............. ............ 11:00 a.m .
Evening.... ............ ............ 6:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPWNGS

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

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.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. .................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........11...11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship ............7-9 p.m.

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Training Union ....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.mI.
We sdayPrayer ............7:00 p.m.




SEEDS


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Matthew Henry, the Prince of
Preachers, was robbed one day.
He prayed, "Lord, I thankTheefirst;
because I was never robbed before;
second, because although they
took my money they didn'ttake 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.


idnight...New Year's Eve. The clock counts down this is
the moment you've been waiting or. Confetti flies!
Laughter resoundls Resolutions have been iMade, this year will be
different. Are you ready?
Life is unpredictable and reality may attempt to weaken yow
resolve. This year can be different with Wod's help. You can keep
those resolutions with the strength that God plvides, long after
New Year's Day has come and gone. Without His help you are
helpless as a baby, yet when you trust in Qod, you are promised
that "...the old has une, the new has come" (2 Corinthians 5:17)!
Spend time with Qod this year at your house of worship; let that
be your first and most important resolution. Walk with Qod and
you will always be ready!


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


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Hardee


$250 FOR COURTYARD


Living



Crystal Lake RV News
By Jbyce Taylor


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Dec. 11 donated $250 to Hardee Manor Care Center to
help establish a courtyard for the residents to enjoy looking at and visiting. Shown
(from left) are activities coordinator Bernice Murphy, Hardee Manor resident Glenda
Robinson and club President Steven Southwell.


ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL


Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniver-
sary in January.

CHRISTMAS EVE
Everyone had their luminar-
ies lit by 6 p.m. for the golf cart
parade. There were approxi-
mately 20 decorated golf carts
in the parade as they wound
their way around the park.
Everyone met afterward at the
Rec Hall where Nancy
Morrison led everyone in
singing Christmas songs. Ron
Ackermann was the host for the
program. Rosalie Folnsbee sang
"Grandma Got Run Over By A
Reindeer." The Crystal Lake
Band consisting of Betty
Ackermann, Dave English and
Cal Gadsby accompanied
Nancy and Rosalie.
Ron Ackermann presented
the awards to the home decora-
tion winners, Earls and Rosalie
Folnsbee, Dale and Sylvia
Baker, Cad and Betty Gadsby,
Linda and Arlie Thompson, Flo
and Don Smith, and Mr. & Mrs.
Mike Hamilton.

CHRISTMAS DAY
Bill and Cindy Johnson were
the hosts for the Christmas din-
ner. Bill and Cindy and their
helpers did an excellent job.
There were over 225 residents
and guests in attendance for
Christmas dinner.
KOFFEE KLATCH
Betty and Cal Gadsby, Stella
Niebauer and Dick Barker were
the hosts on Dec. 26. Bruce
Woods led the U.S. Pledge,
Bernice English led the
Canadian Pledge and Nancy
Morrison led the prayer. The


50/50 winners were Sherry
Givens, Don and Flo Smith, and
Doug and Joyce Taylor.
BINGO
Anne Defreitas won the
paper special on Dec. 21.
Lillian Hulsing had a very luck
night. She won three games and
then won the extra game played
for the hot ball jackpot.

SCORES
Crafts, shuffling and line
dancing will resume the week


The "World Famous" Lipiz-
zaner Stallions presents their
38th anniversary presentation
of the "Dancing White Stall-
ions"! Over the years, more
than 26 million people through-
out North and South America,
Europe, Australia and Hawaii
have seen this internationally
acclaimed spectacle.
The Lipizzaner Stallion has
galloped boldly out of the pages
of over 425 years of history and
are now preserved as an eques-
trian work of art, performing a
unique equine ballet that has no
rival.
Harkening back to a time
when the horse was a symbol of
grace and majesty, the Lipiz-
zaner Stallions are truly a great
experience to be enjoyed by the
entire family!
The show will be Friday, Jan.


of Jan. 7.
Ladies Golf, Dec. 20: first,
Marilyn Funkhouser; second,
Monique Dufour; and third, .a
tie between Nancy Morrison
and Nancy Ellman.
Mixed Golf: Dec 24: first,
Jacques Dufour, Joe Bennitt
and Joe Schrobback; second,
Loyd Lankford, Joe Newman,
Gaylord Williams and Dick
Robinson.
Support our troops and their
families wear red on Fridays.


11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Turner
Center in Arcadia.
There are a limited number of
Gold Circle seats available for
$24.50 each (no discounts
available for Gold Circle seats).
Regular admission adult tickets
are $22.50 and $19.50 each. For
children 12 and under and
seniors 60 and over, regular ad-
mission tickets are $20.50 and
$17.50 each. For groups of 15
or more, regular admission tick-
ets are $17.50 and $14.50 each.
Tickets are available at the
Center Box Office and
www.turnercenter.com. Charge
by phone, group discounts and
event info at 863-993-4807.
More info online at
lipizzaner.com and turner-
center.com. An additional facil-
ity fee of $1.00 will be added to
all ticket prices.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Daniel Vasquez, director of respiratory care at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg,
spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The hospital began in 1926,
with 16 beds, to care for polio victims. In the 1960s it became a children's hospital with
65 beds, and partnered with the University of South Florida. In the 1970s a 26-bed
neonatal unit was created to serve babies, many of them premature. In the 1980s eight
beds were added for heart care, including heart transplants. Then, 24 beds were added
for treating cystic fibrosis and 24 for children and young adults with cancer. A new 219-
bed hospital was built in the 1980s. Brain injury treatment and acute kidney care,
including transplants, were added. Today, All Children's has 3,500 employees, 219
beds and is partnered with Moffitt Cancer Center. A new 240-bed, nine-story, $310 mil-
lion, one-million-square-foot hospital is scheduled to open in 2010. Parents will be able
to stay in the rooms. Shown (from left) are Juan DelaTorre, Daniel's brother Frankie
Vasquez, Daniel Vasquez, and Vanessa Hernandez. Vasquez, 54, lived in Hardee County
until 1981 and has worked at All Children's for 27 years. Patients come there from 240
U.S. cities and many foreign countries.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

A PRAYER FOR THIS WEEK
Please, Lord, may these upcoming seven days not be like so
many'others I have lived!
Blow old ways of thinking out of my mind and fill me with
grand ideas, bold schemes about giving giving to You and giv-
ing to others. Schemes that upset my plans and force me to choose
to do the inconvenient for no other reason than to please You.
Save me from the traps of habit this week. Make me sensitive
to the people around me who are suffering. Give me a word to say,
a prayer to pray, a note to write that will lift their burden a little,
that will send a ray of light into their darkness.
Make me more sensitive to You, Lord, and the things that
please Your heart. Help me to know You better this week because I
.have read Your Word slowly, thoughtfully, prayerfully and deter-
mined to do what it tells me to do, whatever the cost.
Make, mea blessing to the members of my family. It is so easy
to take for granted the folks who share the shelter of the same roof.
.Show me the little courtesy, the unselfish deed that draws no atten-
tion to itself, but is noted on High by You.
Instead of bleak routine, Lord, let this week be seven days to
spend with You, days of happy companionship. I'll soon be with
You in Heaven, with no more trouble to molest. Help me this week
to get ready by practicing the virtues that are common there. Let
me be a walking advertisement of Your kindness.
Another week! Lord, I commit this collection of seven days to
You. Make of each one something that will glorify You. I know the
fallout will be wonderful for me, and all those I love and pray for.
In Jesus' name.



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4B The Herald-Advocate, January 3, 2008


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Court facilities funding, 8: 35 a.m.
Extension of USDA lease, 8:45.
Resolution on naming U.S. 17 south of Zolfo Spring, 8:55
a.m.
Design changes and engineering contract for Florida
Avenue improvements SR 64 to Carlton Street, 9:05 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who,
may wish to plan to attend.


Diabetes


ONE PINK, NO BLUE Classes


Offered
^B^^^^-O & *: ''


#< I


Richard Melendez of Bowl-
ing Green, and Kimber Taylor
of Fort Meade, a seven pound
15 ounce daughter, Adelina
Brooke Melendez, born Nov.
29, 2007, Florida Hospital,
Sebring. Maternal grandparents
are Maggie Taylor of Fort
Meade and the late Tony Taylor.
Paternal grandparents are Rito
and Maria Melendez of
Bowling Green.
Hospital newborn shots may
be included with your an-
nouncement free of charge. Any
other photo is $15.


The Hardee County Health
Department is offering Diabetes
Education & Wellness classes
for residents who are diabetic or
pre-diabetic.
A next two-day session is set
for Wednesday and Thursday,
Jan. 16 and 17. The classes are
in the evening, from 5 to 8 p.m.,
and are held in both English and
Spanish. Additionally, a three-
session course spanning three
weeks is being offered on
Thursdays, Jan. 10, 17 and 24,
from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It will
be held in English only.
All classes are at the Hardee
County Health Department, 115
K.D. Revell Road, which is just
off U.S. 17 North in Wauchula.
To enroll or for more infor-
mation, call 773-4161 exten-
sion 157 or 217.


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna-Bell & Reggie DeSmet


CHAPEL
We had 84 in attendance,
greeted by Carlene Balavitch,
Nancy Singleton and Dick and
Rosie Reno. The lighting of the
Advent candle was by Herb and
Martha DeHaan, and prayer by
Joe Boyer. The choir sang
"The Baby In A Manger Stall,"
directed by Ardeth Johns and
accompanied by Tess Fullerton.
Pastor Jim spoke of the birth of
Christ.
The Christmas Eve candle-
light service was well attended,
greeted by Dennis and Gert
LaChance and Bob and Cindy
Gregoire. The lighting of the
Advent candle was done by
Bonnie Whitton, special music
by Dan Yurovich, and the choir
anthem "There's A Song In The
Air." The readings were done
by Carlene Balavitch, Lynette
Yurovich, Agnes Porhola,
Sandy Walker and Norma
Houser. "Silent Night" was
played by J.C. Brock on the
guitar for the lighting of the
candles. The music was direct-
ed by Ardeth Johns and Tess
Fullerton on the piano.
Christmas dinner there were
180 for the ham, green beans,
baked beans and rolls furnished
by the activities fund, and there
were many various kinds of
dishes brought as a potluck
meal.
There were gifts brought to
share with a little poem to pass
the gifts left then right so all
could receive a gift.
ACTIVITIES
Shuffleboard's turkey shoot
was well attended by 39. First
place was Don MacDonald with-
155 (turkey), second place was
Nancy Singleton with 153
(chicken), third place was
Shirley Weightman with 148
(two Cornish hens), fourth was
a tie between Jim VanDyke and
Grace Moore of 143 and with a


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NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Ona, FL 33865


REVIVAL

January 6th January 11th
Sunday Morning 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Monday Friday 7:00 p.m.


MUSIC EVERY NIGHT


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COME AND GET REVIVED

For further information call the church office
735-0123 or e-mail Stephen _darley@yahoo.com
Pastor, Stephen Darley soc1:3c


draw Jim VanDyke flew away
with turkey wings.
Wednesday league resumes
Jan. 9. Check the board for
other shoots and fun events.
Mamie Morton came in fourth
in the main event at Avon Park
on Dec. 21. Her partner was
John Bushey. Congrats!
SPOTLIGHT
This week's spotlight is a.
newlywed couple, Fred and
Nancy Thompson. They are
from Slatelick, Pa., and married
for only three months, with
their dog, Dusty, being their
ring bearer. Their reception was
to be no gifts but they were reg-
istered at the local pharmacy.
With that being said, friends
bought them various kinds of
tubes of creams they might
need such as anti-wrinkle
cream, arthritis cream, hair
color and such. But all joking
aside, the monetary gifts they
received were given to the
Cancer Society.
Fred worked as a coal miner
for 22 years, and then he owned
his own furniture restoration
business. Nancy owned her
own restaurant for 20 years.
Their first date was at a
friend's playing our well-known
game of Alley. Fred had a year
with us and now Nancy is lov-
ing her first year with us and
they thank God for them being
together.
They have two sons and six
grandchildren. Nancy loves to
garden, arrange flowers and
cook. What a great addition to
our park!
Have a great 2008!

Goodness is the only invest-
ment that never fails.
-Henry David Thoreau
Help your brother's boat
across, and your own will
reach the shore.
-Hindu Proverb
Doing good is the only cer-
tainly happy action of a man's
life.
-Sir Philip Sidney
As the purse is emptied, the
heart is filled.
-Victor Hugo


2008


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Happy New Year, folks. Like many of you, I am counting
many blessings from the past year and looking ahead to the chal-
lenges of 2008.
There were major achievements in 2007. Hardee football
advanced to the playoffs, albeit without star senior running
back/defender Jimmy Cimeus. Cross country's Gilberto Gutierrez
went to the state finals. Boys golf mastered many of its opponents,
but couldn't clear the hurdle of the private school domination in
playoffs. Volleyball and swimming both had their accomplish-
ments too.
Several other athletes made the news. Edner Cherry ended the
year with a sixth-round TKO in Las Vegas. Youth boxers Daniel
Lozano, Rigoberto Ramirez and Ruben Ortiz also had their
achievements. In youth rodeo, Dawson Cantu and Jacey Johnson
both excelled at the Combee state finals.
Youth basketball and Dixie baseball both get under way short-
ly, as do the various school winter sports which resume action next
week.
The only sport active over the holiday break has been boys
basketball, which was in a two-day tourney at Jesuit High Dec. 28-
29 and is in a three-day stint at Alonzo High beginning today
(Thursday).
Girls soccer has a final regular season game on Jan. 7 before
preparing for the district playoffs. later in the month. Girls
weightlifting goes to LaBelle, then has a sectional qualifier on Jan.
12. Boys soccer has a four-game home streak and several road
games, as do girls, boys and junior high basketball.
And, it won't be that long before spring sports, softball, base-
ball, tennis and track get going too. The school sports for 2007-08
end, as usual, with spring football.











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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Pizza Pocket (salad Tray, Mixed
Vegetables, Applesauce, Roll,.
Fruit Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun
(Salad Tray, Green Beans,
Pineapple Chunks, French
Fries, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese, Pineapple
Chunks, Biscuits, Juice, Cinna-
mon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
or Cowboy Macaroni (Salad
Tray, Pinto Beans, Peaches,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Milk, Juice
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz (Salad Tray, Po-
tato Rounds, Pears, Jell-O, Roll)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Juice, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
or Fish Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Potato Triangle, Broccoli, Ap-
plesauce, Juice) and Milk
JUNIORDHIGH'
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or
Pepperoni Hot Pocket (Tossed
Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Ap-
plesauce, Fruit Snack, Roll) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun or
Cheese Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Green Beans, Pine-
apple Tidbits, Juice) and Milk


WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese, Pineapple
Tidbits, Biscuits, Juice, Cinna-
mon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
or Cowboy Macaroni or Pep-
peroni Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato,
Pinto Beans & Ham, Peaches,
Salad Bar, Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Milk, Juice
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Corn, Jell-O,
Pears, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Juice, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
or Fish Sandwich or Pepperoni
Pizza (Salad Tray, Potato Tri-
angle, Broccoli, Applesauce,
Juice) and Milk
SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Yogurt, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken 'Nuggets
(Tossed Salad, Baked Beans,
Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Roll,
Mixed Vegetables, Juice) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, Cin-
namon Toast, Buttered Toast,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Fresh Pota-
toes, Broccoli, Macaroni Salad,
Pineapple Chunks, Juice) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscut,
Cinnamon Toast, Scrambled
Eggs, Pineapple Chunks, Milk,
Juice
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Pinto Beans & Ham, Squash,
Roll, Juice, Peaches) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Milk, Juice
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket (Tos-
sed Salad, Potato Rounds,
Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Pears,
Jell-O) and Milk


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Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
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Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Broccoli Nor-
mandy, Potato Triangle, Apple-
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Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320
if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685
Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City of Wauchula, City Commission will hold a
Workshop on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 6:00p.m. The
workshop will be held at the Commission Chambers
located at 225 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873.
The above listed facility is a disabled-assisted facility. Any
person needing to make special arrangements, please
notify the Office of the City Clerk at 863-773-3131.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City, Clerk 1:3c


Senior Citizens $10.00


Kids 5 & Under FREE


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Topsy See

Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof,
new central air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All
you have to do is move in. $1.70,000. $164,900.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32
garage w/1/2 bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. $95 ,000.
$79,000.
2 BR 1 Bth older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Home in good condition. Reduced $67,500.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $96800
$85,000.
Beautiful 4 BR 2B Fleetwood MH 2005 Model. Appliances, window
treatments, smoke dectectors throughout. Deep well has newly
installed purification system. Thermal double pane windows.
$159,000.
CHECK OUT-2 building lots in Bowling Green approximately 1
acre.
Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treatments, all
appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $1d0,000. $135,000

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I N C., R E A L TO R S
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
RE RAL JOHN H. O'NEAL
Juan Delatorre
781-1128
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
OWNER WILL DIVIDE! Bea- INVESTOR'S CHOICE! 4.76
utiful, high & dry 100 ac pas- acs north of Arcadia,
ture with frontage on Old 3BR/1BA, CB home. $169,900!
Town Creek Rd. $11,000/ac!
INVESTMENT/DEVELOP- 20 ac pastureland is fenced
MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on and has a 4-in diameter well.
SR 64, W of Zolfo Springs. Great for horses or cattle.
$500,000! Secluded location would make
excellent homesite! $12,000/ac!
Come relax on this beautiful
wooded 52 acs Easy access Brand new construction!
/dble rd frontageSWHardee Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF
Co. $780,000! CB home w/granite counter-
Homesite or investment! 1.5 tops, ceramic tile & carpet
ac lot in Okeechobee. $30,000! floors. $159,900!
POSSIBLE OWNER FINAN-
CING! Ten 5-6 ac Homesites Bring your canoe and camper!
available w/some deed restric- Secluded 5 acs of native,
tions. Friendship area, Hardee wooded land close to Wauchula
Co. $125,000 each! has deeded access to the beau-
tiful Peace River. Great recre-
DEVELOPMENT/RECRE- ation and investment property!
ATION! 170.8 acs of beautiful $90,000!
pines & pastureland, w/over
1/2 mile paved rd frontage on PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE!
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR
64 in Manatee Co. $2,325,000! 1.06 ac parcel w/city water &
sewer. Zoned R-1, which can
CLOSE TO LAKE OLIVIA! accommodate 2 homesites,
2BR/1BA/1CG. CB home Being sold w/0.35 ac parcel,
w/privacy fence, central A/H, which can accommodate 1
screened porch. $89,900! homesite $40,000!
27 ac Hamlin grove in E
Hardee Co $15,000/ac! PRICE REDUCED! Cute &
clean 3BR/2BA CB home in
97 ac ranch in the heart of Wauchula. Great location-just
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2 minutes from downtown. Now
barns, cattlepens, fencing & only $117,000!
ponds. Entertain in the unique
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home. Premier 100x125 ft residential
Marble foyer, stone fireplace, re er 100x125 ft residential
pine paneling & beams, garden lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
tubs, fn-ground pool. 14th hole of Deer Run Golf
$1,900,000! Course. $135,000!


Sa.....781-0153 DAVID ROYAL.............781-3490
...7739609 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
RE.i'.781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON
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Agriutr
JOHN DEERE 2840 tractor, 85 HP,
good condition, $7,500. 781-0670.
1:3-1 Op
5 TON CONIBEAR fertilizer
spreader, $2,500. 781-0670.
1:3-1 Op
10' RHINO mower, excellent con-
dition, $2,500. 781-0670. 1:3-10p
HAY 4'x4' rolls, fertilized star
grass, 70 rolls available, $30/roll.
781-0670. 1:3-10 p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc
DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS -
pumps, starting at $250.
Injectors, turbos, misc. tractor
repairs. Call today 863-381-0538.
11:29-1:1Op

The fragrance of what you
give away stays with you.
-Earl Allen


WE PAY $125 FIRM no excuses
per junk car and we pick up. Carl.
863-832-2021. 11:ltfc
WILL PAY $125 for complete car.
We pick-up. Crooms. 773-0637.
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INSTRUCTOR needed to teach
Electrical Distribution courses in
Hardee County starting in
January. Position is part-time.
Extensive experience required.
Related degree and teaching
experience preferred. Hourly pay
rate: $22.71. Contact Tom Bush,
SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY
COLLEGE, (863) 784-7117.
Applications are available at all
SFCC Campuses and on-line at
www.southflorida.edu. EA/EO.
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REDUCED TO $146,000!
Make an appointment with us to see this 4BR/2BA
CB Home with stucco brick. Home has central heat & air,
laminate wood floors and ceramic tile in the kitchen and
bath. French doors open into a large screened patio over-
looking a landscaped backyard with a metal storage shed
all surrounded by chain link fencing.
GEORGETOWN SUBDIVISION! Come see this immaculate
home in a desirable location. 3BR/2BA CB Home with central air
& heating, two-car garage, screened patio & wood deck over-
looking backyard. Home is ready to move in!
JOE L. DAVIS SUBDIVISION, WHAT A LOCATION! Let us
open this 3BR/2BA home for you with over 3,300 SF under roof,
just under 2,000 SF living. This home is custom built with many
other amenities, extra large garage and plenty of parking. This
home is built to entertain. Offered at $269,000.
CLOSE TO THE ACTION! You must see this 3-4BR/2BA CB
Home with central air & heat, hardwood floors, and a two-car
garage. This home is within walking distance to Wal-Mart and
North Wauchula Elementary. 2,500+ SF under roof, great loca-
tion and dead-end street. What else could you want for $159,900?
FOR DISCERNING BUYER Great location close to town, cor-
ner lot, 3BR/2BA executive home, 2 car garage, high rise camper
carport, new AC, roof replaced after Charlie, new garage door,
new interior painting, stone fireplace, landscaped, automatic
sprinkler system, 4" well and many more extras. Shown by
appointment, $249,000.

GOLFVIEW 3BR/2.5BA home on one acre, central air/heat, 2-
car garage, lots of room. Appliances included. Now only
$199,000.
BUDGET BREAKER! 3BR/2BA Home, central air/heat, located
at 4922 Epps Avenue, Bowling Green, $75,000.
3BR/2BA CB HOME IN RIVERVIEW Central air/heat, priced
below cost, take a look, $129,000.

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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www aimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V See, Sr., Broker

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


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.


One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.

706 acresinEastern Saraso4
CouIty. 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. Laege
pole barn. $225,000

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


Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 0 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 John II. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knighlt (863)781-2345 Nl Miguel A. Santani (863) 677-3051
MaIdgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 Calvin Blales (863) 381-2242
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Classifieds


DRIVER NEEDED Bulk gas deliv-
ery. Class B CDL, Haz-Mat and
tanker required. Please apply in
person at 231 West Main Street.
Coker Fuel Inc. 12:20tfc



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


Wauchula Hills
Corner,6f HWy. ,17-
and REARd,.;
773-2011

BUY HERE

PAY HERE


2003 4BM/2B LARGE HOME, 2.5
acre pond, fenced, pole barn,
storage unit, stable, Coop, Ona,
$150,000 mortgage cash contract.
735-9233. 1:3-31p
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY with 3
BR/1 B home, 4421 Hwy. 17,
Bowling Green, $140,000. (863)
245-9707 or (863) 735-0390.
12:27-1:3p
3BR/2BA 4835 Central .Ave.,
Bowling Green, lots of extra
space and storage. Must sell!
$102,000. Call 863-781-0374.
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FOR SALE BY CAROL'S REALTY,
863-412-8932, 4BR/2B dou-
blewide, lots of storage, new a/c,
$59,900. Financing available. 3
BR/1B concrete block home,
$79,900. 11:8tfc
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


Wauchula
(across from
First National Bank:
773-6667


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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33813


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


Billy HIII,
Owner


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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/1Bth 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/lBth 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/H
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


=1 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON IIH
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
ASSOCIATE: Josefina Garay........863-399-3329
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2002 HONDA SHADOW 750, low
mileage, $3,000. 781-9228.
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MOBILE HOME w/lot, 3BR/2B, air
conditioning. 767-8822. 1:3tfc
FREE SINGLEWIDE & dou-
blewide. Come and get 'em! 767-
8822. 1:3nc


16X76 MH and lot in Charlie
Creek Est., $60,000. 767-8822.
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TAKING A TRIP? Need someone
to care for your pets. Call Lena
206-4794, resident for 30 years.
1:3-31p,


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


Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Main building 3200 sq. ft, storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly


$S9A900 reduced $46,900.
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.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready.
Needs fill and clearing. $50,000. .


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


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Prices Plus Sales Tax & County Fees
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D WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 *FAX (863) 773-2173


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


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


Donna Steffens


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.
FOOTED TUB!!! REDUCED!! 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.
$150,000.
tWEETWATER 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!!l
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!
COUNTRY LIVING!! Enjoy the amenities of coun-
try life on this lovely 5 acres with double wide
mobile home, large wooden deck to sun or
lounge In the Hot Tub and enjoy the above
ground pool for exercise and fun. This 3 BR, 2
Bath home has lots of extras w/large kitchen and
family area. Included is a 30x31 barn for shop,
hobbies, or home business. Also 8x10 shed. All
of this for only $175,000.


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, 3,576 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.
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!


VALENCIM ARDENS


637 South 5th Ave.

Wauchula, FL 33873

Office: (863) 773-9902

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

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

Equal Housing Opportunity Certain Income
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Hardee Car Co.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!

NO TRAFFIC, ONLY QUIET!!! This 2002 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Country home on 2.5 AC.
High quality workmanship and fixtures. large barn for equipment and patio for enter-
taining. $289,900.
TENNESSEE BOUND!!! 96 acres of beautiful hardwood Tennessee land. Topography is flat
to a gentle roll with a small stream. Located in Sneedville. $2,000 per acre or make an offer!!
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Doublewide with carport and lot, in a very nice neighborhood. $85,000.
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The


Classifieds


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


24' FLEETWOOD MALLARD,
excellent condition, like new inte-
rior, $5,500. 781-0670. 1:3-10 p

0 -
UNFURNISHED HOUSE, 2 BR.
773-9436. 1:3p


WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIF-
FERENT sizes. Jack Ullrich
Warehouses. 773-6448. 1:3c
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.
11:22tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc


' Billy Hill

+

Your Home


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


Call Billy Hill

781-1062

We care about you!
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RENT PARK MODEL Crystal Lake.
767-8822. 11:15tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $600
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 8:23tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP. 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfc
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


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


TRANSLATION of documents be-
tween English and Spanish. Pro-
fessional. Member of American
Translators Association. Call for
quote 863-781-1101 or fax 413-
751-1101. 12:6-1:3p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and Friday and
Saturday nights 7:00 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, corner of
Grape and Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh


STAFNmG S EVacEs, INC.M
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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Lonestar
Constr'iction C o -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


EEGARDENC
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock Shell Rock
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Sod
Delivery Available Stump Grinding
Bobcat Service
120 Hogan St. Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Wauchula, FL Closed Saturday & Sunday
(Behind Panda Restaurant) 773-3500 cl8:23tf


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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MOBILE MAINTENANCE &
WELDING. (863) 781-3546,
Nextel#1ql*58581*1.
12:27-1:24p
TIN-MAN THE HANDYMAN. No
job to big or small. 735-1462 ask
for Tim. 12:20-1:18p
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc

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OFFICE
NOW

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HIRING



Paid Training, Vacations. PTIFT.
866-749-1415
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SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
11:8-2:14p
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc


DIVORCE
BANKRUPTCY


$69

863-314-0846
(non-lawyer) ,,


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
04:20t.


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

773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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KELLER WILLIAMS



Mikey Colding Tanya Dubberly Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 781-306 (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Brokera 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.


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


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. ca:3c


















ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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SATURDAY ONLY 316 Garden
Dr., Wauchula, Riverview Heights.
1:3p
208 PARK DRIVE Large yard
sales, good deals, Friday &
Saturday. 1:3p,


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
in the top 10 in customer satisfaction in
Florida I have received Ford's highest
Sales Honor 15 years running and been a
member of Ford's 300/500 Club for 20
years. Thanks again and stop by soon.
SOTEDlEM, S Ft. Meade
SSTEDE lSk 375-2606
ft31 OD 800-226-3325


COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL

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


DAVID MILLS, OWNER
Established 1972 c1l:3c


HEARTLAND PEDIATRICS
"New Patients Welcome"


Infants, Children and Adolescents


Apurba Manik
M.D., F.A.A.P.
Provider for:
* Medicaid *Most Major
* BCBS Insurances
* Fringe Benefit Coordinators


Specializing in Treatment of
* Allergies
* Asthma
* Attention Defecit Disorder


Hours:
Mon. Fri.
8:30 5:00


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Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


Phone (863) 781-9720


gugles(S)earthlink. net home.earthlink.net/-guglegrl f
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REAL ESTATE
NEWLISTING! 10 acre Hamlin grove in Republic area. Price
rightfor a quick sale! Croim goes too at $99,500callMark;
Priq0j teIm a Haw jlI 4%Xov'.J~ D ft.
on 11 bwyw
$388,000...call Jason (863) 559-5002.
80 acre prime grove just 35 mins. from Bradenton area! Heavy
fruit crop goes to the buyer! $14,900 per acre. UNDER CON-
TRACT
Price Reduced!- 20 acre Valencia orange grove on paved road
close to town. $14,400/acre.
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on US Hwy 17 south
with mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Hwy 62. Water and sewer
to site. $840,000.
10 Acres Early mid grove in Republic Groves. Good crop set for Fall.
$110,000.
Mark Manuel

1-877-518-LAND 863-781-0384 (cell)
www.saundersrealestate.com cn1:3c


January 3, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9B





Classifieds


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Dec. 29, Jorge Fredi Castrejon, 20, of 407 SE Third St., Fort
Meade, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. James Cloud
and charged with DUI and possession of liquor by a person under
21.
Dec. 29, Juan Francizco Orozco, 31, of 4021 Middle Drive,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
Dec. 28, Tom Long Jr., 44, of 309 Tuskegee St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
Dec. 28, Miguel A. Hernandez, 35, of 1311 Morgan Grice
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge
of failure to appear in court.
Dec. 28, Panfilo Lerenzo Velasco, 34, of 2060 Rigdon Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by FHP Tpr. James Cloud and charged
with DUI and no valid license.


Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


Special guests at the first
Brookside Bluff Jam of the sea-
son were Kenneth and Edith
Creasy, "The Indiana Sweet-
hearts," from Plainfield, Ind.
Also entertaining that evening
was Albert Swain, the grand
champion fiddler from Indiana.
Musicians from other parks
and from Brookside Bluff per-
formed on Dec. 21. Jim White,
base; Jerry Younce, guitar; Pete
Stock, harmonica; and Jim
Withers, guitar, were all from
Brookside Bluff.
Bob Melton, from Toby's,
George Reid, from Big Tree,
and Bill Borders all played,
favorite selections on the gui-
tar.
Nancy Penny charmed the
audience with songs while she
played the autoharp. Amy Fraz-
ier's voice was beautiful as she
sang several ballads. Bud and


Charlotte Knight also con-
tributed to the evening, with
Bud on the guitar and Char-
lotte on the keyboard. Jim
Withers makes the arrange-
ments for these jam sessions
and is in charge of inviting
musicians.
A Christmas potluck was held
at the clubhouse on Dec. 25.
This event, chaired by Betty
Lecher, added enjoyment and
fellowship to the holiday sea-
son. She was assisted by Betty
Lutz, Helen Hunt and Martha
Marshall.
Decorations for the tables
were arranged by Judy Trier
and Doddie Williams. Hams
were provided by the Brookside
Bluff Condominium Associa-
tion.
Many people helped with the
cleanup and their efforts were
appreciated.


JUST YOU
Thinking about my life and all of the things I've been through,
You're the one that's never left myside, so I'm writing this for... Just You
Just You... Lord, were there when I had and lost it all,
Just You... Lord, were there to pick me up when I'd fall.
Just You . .. Lord, cared enough to never turn Your back on me,
Just You ... Lord, seen the good in my heart, nobody else could see.
Just You... Lord, loved and forgave me when nobody else would,
Just You... Lord, didn't condemn me when I didn't do things I should
Just You... Lord, were there through all my years of suffering and pain,
Just You... Lord, always came to my rescue everytime I called Your name.
Friends and family have hurt and let me down my whole life through and
through but I'll survive, because I now know all I'll need is... Just You.
Steven J. Lupo
Liberty Correctional Institution
Bristol
PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.


AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
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Despite its hump, a camel has
a straight spine. | I i


Dan Hill


HAPPY


Jimmy Hill
9


.YEAR!
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FOR THE BEST DEALS IN TOWN ALL YEAR AROUND
U.S. Hwy 17
* Open 7 Days a Week Bowling Green Towing Service
* Buy Here! Pay Here! 375-4441 24 Hour S eRates
* No Interest or Finance Fast, Reliable Service
Charges (863) 781-3090 or
* Se Habla Espahol (863)781-3091
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-The


Dec. 26, Silvestre Torales, 30, of 2001 Midway St., Port
Charlotte, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
Dec.,26, Katina Ann Avilez, 34, of 6000 Francis Drive, Apollo
Beach, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of non-sup-
port.
Dec. 26, Rose Marie Cullifer, 33, of 747 Sandpiper Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of non-
support.
Dec. 26, Kendrick Reasean Thomas, 23, of 810 Seminole Aye.,
Fort Meade, was arrested and charged with possession of marijua-
na, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or manufacture, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia and destroying or tampering with
evidence.
WAUCHULA
Dec. 30, Martin Jumenez, 29, of 520 W. Main St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with possession of
cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer
without violence.
Dec. 29, Michael Harry Mohn, 63, of 212 S. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with
disorderly intoxication and violation of a municipal ordinance
(open container).
Dec. 28, Feliciano Barrera, 39, of 702 S. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication. At the jail, Dep. Paul Johnson detained
Barrera on a charge of violation of probation.
Dec. 26, Seledonio Mendoza Trinidad, 27, of 3461 Poplar St.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged
with loitering/prowling.
BOWLING GREEN
Dec. 30, Indalecio Zamarripa-Garcia, 31, of 4530 First St.,
Bowling Green, wa s arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged
with resisting an officer without violence.
Dec. 29, Ramon Salazar Jr., 31, of 707 E. Oak St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with possession
of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dec. 24, Mario Alonzo Rodriguez, 29, of 4401 Beechwood
Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and
charged with two counts possession of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia. At the jail, Dep. Danny O'Bryan detained
Rodriguez on a charge of non-support.
Dec. 24, Alejandro Alarcon, 24, of 4400 Fussell Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged
with disorderly intoxication.
Dec. 24, Roberto 0. Gallegos Jr., 19, of 426 Lee St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI
and possession of liquor by a person under 21.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Dec. 25, Uriel Roblero Perez, 23, of Third St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Ofc. James Cunha and charged with disorderly
intoxication and resisting an officer without violence.
Dec. 24, Heath Barkley Sanchez, 24, of 3210 Magnolia St.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with
fleeing from an officer without regard to safety, reckless driving,
hit and run from the scene of a crash involving property damage
and a traffic violation.



Colon &Lopez PA
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


*: 3 02


Tricia Ahner
P.A.-C.


Se Habla Espanol 1125 S. 6TH AVE.
WAUCHULA


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10B The Herald-Advocate, January 3, 2008


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

If you could drive to the sun at
55 miles per hour, it would
take abdut 193 years.
You may not have saved a lot
of money in your life, but if
you have saved a lot of
heartaches for other folks,
you are a pretty rich man.
-Seth Parker


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, or a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on this 11th day of
December 2007.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
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 GLORIUS
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 GLORIUS
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, PA., 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


An aqueduct is a bridge which
is designed to carry water.
The Pont du Gard, for exam-
ple, was built by the Romans
nearly two thousand years
ago.

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
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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

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. OROZCO, et al.i
Defendants. /
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Including Award of
Attorneys' Fees and Costs dated
December 19, 2007, entered in
Case No. 25-2007-CA-568 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Hardee County,
Florida wherein COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff
and JOSE LUIS R. OROZCO
AND OROZCO,
unknown spouse of JOSE R.
OROZCO, if married; REYNA
OROZCO; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE is/are Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at in the City of Wauchula,
Florida at 11:00 o'clock A.M., on
Wednesday, the 16th day of
January, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment of
Forelosure Including Award of
Attorneys' Fees and Costs, to-wit:
Lots 17,18, and 19 In Block
B, of BEST SUBDIVISION
OF THE NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4
OF SECTION 4, TOWN-
SHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST, in City of Bowling
Green, Florida, as per Plat
recorded in Plat Book 4,
at Page 53, of the Public
Records of Hardee
County, Florida
DATED this 20th day of December,
2007.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

ERIKA R. LEMOINE, ESQUIRE
ADORNO & YOSS LLP
2525 Ponce De Leon Boulevard,
Suite 400
Miami, Florida 33134,
(350) 460-1100
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accomda-
tlon to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Court
Administrator prior to the pro-
ceeding at (863) 534-4690. If hear-
ing Impaired call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777 or 1(800) 955-8770 (V),via
Florida Relay Service.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.


12:27,1:3c


A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
0 Lord, our Lord, how
majestic is Your name in all
the earth!... When I consid-
er Your heavens, the work of
Your fingers, the moon and
the stars which You have set
in place, what is man that
You are mindful of him, the
son of man that You care for
him?
Psalm 8:1,3-4 (NIV)

FRIDAY
You need to simply concen-
trate on being completely
devoted to Christ Jesus in
your hearts. Be ready at any
time to give a quiet and rev-
erent answer to any man who
wants a reason for the hope
(of eternal life) that you have
within you.
I Peter 3:14b-15 (PME)

SATURDAY
I am the Lord. The Lord is a
God who shows mercy, who
is kind, who doesn't become
angry quickly, who has great
love and faithfulness to thou-
sands of people. He forgives
people for evil, for sin, and
for turning against Him.'
Exodus 34:6b-7a (NCV)

SUNDAY
Grace and peace to you from
God our Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ. I am always
thanking God for you. I thank
Him for His grace given to
you in Christ Jesus.
I Corinthians 1:3-4 (NEB)

MONDAY
Set yourselves apart for a
holy life. Live a holy life
because I am God, your
God. Do what I tell you; live
the way I tell you. I am the
God who makes you holy.
Leviticus 20:7-8 (ME)

TUESDAY
And whoever would be first
among you must be servant
of all. For the Son of Man
(Jesus) also came not to be
served, but to serve, and to
give His life as a ransom for
many.
Mark 10:44-45 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
Choose to love the Lord your
God and to obey Him and to
cling to Him, for He is your
life and the length of your
days.
Deuteronomy 30:20 (TLB)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


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ur!i l]^olF Repot


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
James Everett Lovett, 55,
Wauchula, and Barbara King
Williams, 43, Wauchula.
Brian Kent Larimer Jr., 19,
Rock Hill, S.C., and Rebecca
Sue Brown,*20, Rock Hill, S.C.

The following small claims
case was disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Hudson & Keyse LLC vs.
Eduardo Ledesma Barbosa, dis-
missed.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Guillermo Guillen, diosrderly
intoxication, panhandling and,
resisting an officer without vio-
lent force, 12 months probation
with condition of 30 days in jail
with credit for time served
(CTS), $315 fine and court
costs, $40 public defender fees.
Martin Contreras Perez, dis-
orderly intoxication, not prose-
cuted.
Pedro Perez, disorderly in-
toxication, not prosecuted.
Timoteo Morales Velaquez,
petit theft, estreated bond.

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.
Arnulfo DeJesus, three
counts driving while license,
suspended (DWLS), 42 days in
jail, $185 fine and court costs.
Milton Sanchez, allowing an
unauthorized person to drive,
adjudication withheld, $330
fine and court costs.
Javier Ramirez-Lopez, DUI
and no valid license, probation
12 months,- license suspended


six months, DUI school, evalu-
ation and treatment, $740.50
fine and court costs, 50 hours
community service.
Yvonne Cisneros, DWLS,
estreated bond.
Ronald Eugene Grizzard,
violation of probation (original
,harge DUI), probation re-
voked, 60 days in jail.
Lucio Mendoza-Guerrero,
DWLS, $330 fine and court
costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Walter Mortgage Co. vs.
Chiquita Lane Robinson, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Kathy Cason vs. Old School
-Transport Inc. and Carlos
Alberto Socarras,,damages.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Stephen Driskell, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Hariette R. Powell and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Kerissa Lashawn
Rivers, petition for child sup-
port.
Citifinancial Equity Services
vs. Rodney Poucher, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Irene Cruz vs. Leon Palacios,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Andrew W. Griffin vs. James
R. McDonough and the state
Department of Corrections,
petition to review inmate situa-
tion.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Crystal Gale Bledsoe vs.
William Bledsoe, temporary in-
junction for protection amended
and extended.
Simona Tapia vs. Augustin
Ancelmo, injunction for protec-
tion extended.


Donna G. Hunt vs. Ralph R.
Hunt, injunction for protection
extended.
William Wilcox vs. City of
Wauchula, stipulation for dis-
missal approved.
Jacqueline Marie Blount and
Alan Brian Blount, divorce.
Countrywide Home Loans
Inc. vs. Jose Luis Orozco et al,
judgment of mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Sabas Candelario vs. Miguel
Santos, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Astacci Hardesty vs.
Cassandra Cook, dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Willie Munn vs. Cassandra
Cook, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Richard Haymans vs. Wil-
liam Bishop, dismissal of tem-
porary injunction for protec-
tion.
Brittany Bennett vs. Melissa
Lemay, injunction for protec-
tion extended.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week because of
the Tuesday holiday.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Gary Delatorre to DGRC
LLC, $155,000.
Team Telecom Inc. to Heart
Groves Inc., $1.05 million.
Wendell G. and Tyna M.
Smith to April Prine, $79,500.
Central Mobile Homes Inc. to
Hendry County Realty Inc.,
$150,000.
Jerald A. and Carol S. Brush
to Curtis M. and Lisa M. Fer-
guson, $162,000.
Manuel Lopez, Jason Devane
and John Arthur Stephens Jr. to
James W. and Evelyn Bryant,
Walter M. Rowland Jr. and
Boyd Hyder, $340,000.
Rita Levin to Joel A. and
Yolanda Alvarado Jufado,
$150,000.
Agricultural Production
Management Inc. to Blue Fields
USA LLC, $552,000.
Adel H. and Cynthia M.
Iskander to Jones Cattle &
Citrus LLC, $400,000.
Barbara T. McKee to Alfonso
Mier Jr. and Olga Ortiz,
$106,000.
Richard E. Taylor to James
Allen and Deborah Ann Blum,
$150,000.

We grow by love . therer
are our nutriment.
-William Ellery Channing


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING
CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE INCORPORATED
LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2008-01 will be presented to the City Commission for approyal upon the first
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, ori the 14th day of
January 2008, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2008-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 9.8 ACRES LOCATED ON
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVENUE, DESIGNATED AS THE CHA L. LEE
AND KA VUE. PROPERTY, INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City ConTifmission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


s/Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


PetOf ha ea


Marisa was picked up as a stray but is no stranger to indoor living. She seems to get along
well with dogs and cats. She is an orange tiger-striped long-haired cat that is very healthy.

Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of'the animal. Contact 773-2320
if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685
Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2007-19

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
number 2007-19 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of
January, 2008, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any per-
son may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2007-19

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE RATE STRUCTURE FOR THE COLLEC-
TION AND DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE THAT AUTOMATICALLY
ADJUSTS THE SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES ANNUALLY TO
COINCIDE WITH THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX BUT NOT TO EXCEED
5%; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision, made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to.insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Waudhula, Florida, does not discriminate upon-
the basis of any individual's disability status.- This non-discriminatory policy involves
every aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, RA.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873


s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula



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. 1.-877-822-6669
FLORIDA QUIT-FOR-LIFE LINE
Hardee County Health Department 1-877-U-CAN NOW toll free.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
AND PUBLIC PRE-ELECTION TEST
OF VOTE TABULATING EQUIPMENT
The Hardee County Canvassing Board will convene at the office of the Supervisor
of Elections, 311 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, Florida, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday
January 9, 2008. The Board is convening for the pre-election testing of the early
voting ballot tabulating equipment, absentee ballot tabulating equipment and pre-
election testing of precinct tabulating equipment to be used in the January 29,
2008 Presidential Preference Primary Election. Early voting will begin at 9:00 A.M.
on January 14, 2008.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, this meeting will be open to the
public.
NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to
_appea~any decision by a board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter
considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections

AVISO PUBLIC DE LA REUNION
Y PRUEBA PRE-ELECTION PUBLIC
DEL EQUIPO DE TABULACI6N DEL VOTO
La Tabla del Condado de Hardee solicitaci6n de votos convocar6 en la oficina del
Supervisor de Elecciones, 311 N. Avda sexta. Wauchula, Florida, las 10:00 a.m.
el mi6rcoles el 9 de enero de 2008. La Tabla convoca para probar el equipo de
electoral temprano, el equipo de tabular el votaci6n, el equipo de tabular el
votaci6n de ausente y de probar el equipo de tabular de zona para ser usados en
la eleccion del Preferencia Presidencial Primaria, el 29 de Enero. Votar temprano
comenzar; en 9:00 a.m. el 14 de enero de 2008.
De acuerdo con la ley de la sol de la Florida, esta reuni6n estart abierta al
p0blico.
NOTA: La secci6n 286.0105, estatutos de la Florida, indica que si una persona
decide abrogar cualquier decisi6n de un tablero, de una agencia, o de una
comisi6n con respecto a cualquier materia considerada en una reuni6n o una
audiencia, 61el o ella necesitart un expediente de los procedimientos, y que, para
tal prop6sito, el o ella pueda necesitar asegurarse de qcue in extenso los
procedimientos est6 anotada, que el expediente incluye el testimonio y la
evidencia sobre los cuales la soplica debe ser basada.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Elecciones 1:3C




12B The Herald-Advocate, January 3, 2008

XL [uTA


JANUARY 2nd MARCH 1st
FILE NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING
TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS


HOMESTEAD
VETERANS TAX DISCOUNT
WIDOWER
DISABILITY
SENIOR EXEMPTION


RELIGIOUS
VETERANS DISABILITY
WIDOW
NON-PROFIT
CHARITABLE


HOMESTEAD


Exemption Up to $25,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by March 1, 2008
To be eligible for this exemption you must:
\ Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2008
..* eside on the property as of January 1, 2008
Be a Legal resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2008
Each property owner must appear personally at the County Property Appraiser's Office.
Please bring the following with you: Florida Driver's License, Florida Vehicle Registration, Florida Voter's
Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a US Citizen bring Residency (Green) card for both husband and
wife. If you own a mobile home, bring registration certificate or title.

AGRICULTURAL "GREENBELT"
CLASSIFICATION


All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who are engaged in a "bona fide"
tural business and desire agricultural classification for tax purposes must file
tion with the Appraiser's Office between January 1st and March 1st. Copy
required if applicable.


agricul-
applica-
of lease


EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE
A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP
FILING PERIOD FOR TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS
ENDS MARCH 1ST
If you have any questions regarding Tax Exemptions or "Greenbelt" please feel free to
contact us for assistance 863/773-2196.
To apply for Property Tax Exemptions or Agricultural Classification "Greenbelt", stop by:
Property Appraiser's Office
Courthouse Annex II, Room 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office hours: Monday Friday 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.

KATHY L. CRAWFORD
HARDEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER


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