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108th Year, No. 6
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, January 17, 2008


Fleeing Robbery Suspect Fires On Officers


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A fleeing robbery suspect
was shot and killed Saturday
night when he opened fire on
two Zolfo Springs police offi-
cers who had stopped him for
speeding through town.
Neither officer was injured in
the exchange of bullets, town
Police Chief Chris Baty said.
The identity of the dead man
has not been released. Neither


will officials say who the offi-
cers involved in the incident
were. Town residents, however,
say officers Eric Fotheringham
and Michael Lake were fired
upon that night.
Baty did confirm that two


town officers were on routine
patrol when they attempted to
make a traffic stop on a speed-
ing vehicle on State Road 64. It
was 7:30 p.m., he said, and the
car was at Elm Street and head-
ed toward Avon Park.


"They got out shooting,"
Baty described the car's three
occupants.
Two of the men fled on foot,
one of them carrying a gun. The
third man stayed behind, firing
at the two officers. Neither was


struck, Baty said.
The officers returned fire,
fatally wounding the suspect.
Baty said the man was taken
by medical helicopter to a hos-
pital in Tampa, where he died.
Baty said the gunfire ex-


change took place in a vacant
area, about 100 yards away
from the closest house. No one
else was hurt, he said.
The chief said the Zolfo
Springs Police Department se-
cured the scene and brought in
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement to investigate.
That investigation is being
headed by agent Troy Walker,
he said.
See FLEEING 3A


BIRD BALLET


Armed



Robber



Captured

Dollar General Store
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
One of two men who robbed
a Wauchula discount store at
gunpoint last month has been
captured.
Travis Lavon Anderson, 20,
of 2428 Herb Ave. S., Lehigh
Acres, was arrested in Lee
County on Tuesday of last week
as he reported to his probation
officer. He was transported to
the Hardee County Jail on
Wednesday and booked in at
8:13 p.m.
Anderson is charged with


COURTESY PHOTO
"Dance of the Cranes" captured by nationally renowned photographer John Moran will be just one of the many images on display beginning next
week at the Museum of Florida Art & Culture on the main campus of South Florida Community College in Avon Park. The exhibit, "John Moran:
Journal of Light," will open on Wednesday and run through Feb. 29. Moran is famed for his photos of natural wonders, and his work has appeared
in and on the covers of such magazines as "Life," "National Geographic," "Time," "Newsweek," and "Smithsonian." The museum is located next to
the SFCC auditorium.



Community Celebrates Martin Luther King Day


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
Ever since Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. stood upon that stand
and made his famous "I Have a
Dream" speech, America has
seen liberty and equality in a
different light.
In honor of King's heroic
actions and national Martin
Luther King Jr. Day, the
Magnolia Manor Recreational
Park Committee and the Coin-
munity & School Awareness
Coalition are inviting county


residents to a two-day celebra-
tion of the civil-rights leader's
life and legacy.
Many activities are being
held to highlight King's numer-
ous accomplishments and con-
tributions to the black commu-
nity. The event will begin on
Sunday and run through
Monday.
Sunday will kickoff with an
MLK Youth Race at the field in


front of the First Missionary.
Baptist Church, 1347 Martin
Luther King Ave. in Wauchula.
The preliminaries registration
will open at 2 p.m. The actual
preliminary race a 100-yard
dash begins at 3:30 p.m.
Youth ages 6 tb 18 who have
registered can participate in the
race.
At 6 p.m. a candlelight march
at the field in front of the First


Schools Add New

Notification System


Missionary Baptist Church will
begin. Lineup is at 5:30 p.m.
Following the march will be a
candlelight service in memory
of King at the New Mt. Zion
AME Church.
Bright and early Monday
morning at 8, the Will Duke
Church of Christ in Wauchula
will be serving a free breakfast.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., various
workshops for Relay For Life,


the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test and on health
issues will be offered. The
workshops will be hosted at the
First Missionary Baptist
Church multipurpose room.
Parade preparations will
begin immediately following
the workshops. The parade in
honor of King will begin at 2
p.m. The lineup for parade par-
See MLK 2A.


Anderson
robbery with a firearm, false
imprisonment and grand theft in
the Dec. 9 armed robbery at the
Dollar General Store at 1030
U.S. 17 S. in Wauchula Plaza.
He remains behind bars with-
out bond.
Fingerprints that he left
behind in the store led to his
See ARMED 2A


LEGACY LIVES


7 18111 2 11 01 9 3
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By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Parents, expect a call from
school tonight.
A new telephone notification
system will debut today
(Thursday) with an introductory
phone message from Scho6ls
Superintendent Dennis Jones to
all parents of Hardee County
schoolchildren.
"It's a terrific tool, and I'm
excited about it," Jones says. He
is referring to the school dis-
trict's newest service, called
Connect-ED.
Connect-ED describes itself
as an application ker'.ce
provider designed for ed icators
by educators and used in school
districts nationwide. The com-
pany will deliver messages
recorded by administrators here
to the phones of every parent in
Hardee County within minutes.
Authorized users will simply
record a message on Connect-


ED's toll-free line, select who
the recipients should be by
school or grade or language,
and then that message will be
sent out to the phones of the tar-
geted group.
"We can send messages to
parents and staff within a matter
of a few minutes," Jones
describes. "It's most important
function will be in the event of
emergencies, whatever they
might be, weather, lockdown.
We will be able to let parents
know what is going on very,
very quickly."
The new notification sys-
tem's primary uses will be
emergencies, of course, along
with community outreach and
important health or safety
issues.
Those authorized to record
the messages are school princi-
pals, assistant principals, Jones,
Deputy Superintendent Rocky
See SCHOOLS 2A


COURTESY PHOUO
A special program dedicated to the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will
be held at South Florida Community College in conjunction with Black History Month.
National speaker and lecturer Joe Rogers, the former lieutenant governor of Colorado,
will present "Dream Alive" on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. on the main campus in
Avon Park. Tickets are available by calling (863) 784-7170.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 17, 2008


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor 1,4



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P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


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Phone: (863)773-3255
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THURSDAY, JAN. 17
&/Hardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19
VLydia's House, open-
house tours, 601 N. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 9 a.m.-2
p.m. and movie "A Dance,
For Bethany," Agri-Civic
Center, Altman and Sten-
strom roads, Wauchula, 7
p.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 21
i'Project Graduation, reg-
ular meeting, North Wau-
chula Elementary School,
1120 N. Florida Ave., Wau-
chula, 6:30tp.m.
V/Zolfo : Springs Town
Commission, regular meet-
ing, "Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 17
North, Zolfo Springs, 2 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22
*VHomeless Coalition,
regular meeting, China
Buffet, 530 U.S. 17 South,
Wauchula, noon.
i/Hardee County School
Board, workshop on insur-
ance, Board Room, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, 4
p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24
i/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula,.5 p.m.


Kitchens and Management In-
formation Services Director
Woody Caligan.
Jones explains that once a
message is recorded and the
recipients selected, Connect-
ED will automatically contact
parents by the phone numbers
they listed on their child's con-
tact card when the child was
enrolled in school.
If there is no answer, mes-
sages will be left on answering
machines, too, he says.
"In the emergency aspect, it
is really, really important to get
out information fast and up to
date," says Jones. Parents can
learn in an instant if their child's
school goes on lockdown, for




MLK
Continued From 1A
ticipants is at 1:30 p.m. Spec-
tators are encouraged to watch
the parade, which will include
participants from local busi-
nesses, Hardee Senior High
School, North Wauchula Ele-
mentary School, various organi-
zations, Little Miss Hardee
County, the Homecoming
Court, the Hardee High School
Student Council, Junior Miss
Hardee County, the Kinder-
garten Princess and the town of
Zolfo Springs.
The route for the parade will
begin behind the old junior
high, head east down Main
Street, then turn right on
Seventh Avenue, go to Orange
Street and then back west
toward Florida Avenue, where it
will conclude behind the old
junior high.
After the parade at 3 p.m.,
activities and games will be
available for people of all ages.
It will be hosted at the
Magnolia Manor Park at the
end of Chamberlain Boulevard.
Games, food, vendors and other
activities will also be part of the
entertainment at the park. .
All participants of the Youth
Race who made it to the finals
will race once again at the field
in front of First Missionary
Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m.
Winners will be awarded with
either a first-, second- or third-
place ribbon at a ceremony
starting at 5 p.m.
The organizers invite you to
bring your family and friends to
this two-day event and cele-
b.rate Dr. King's "Courage to
Change and to Live the
Dream."



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instance, as well as why and
when the lockdown is lifted.
The service can also be used
to announce parent-teacher con-
ferences, Parent Teacher
Organization meetings; open
houses, early-release days and
school events, the superinten-
dent adds.
But, he promises, school
-administrators "will do our best
not to subject our parents to
'message fatigue.' We will limit
it to important.messages."
In a School Board meeting
seeking approval oF the new
system, Jones told board mem-
bers, "How nice )t would have
been to have had this in place
during our recent outbreak of
staph infection. We could have
gotten information out a lot
more quickly, to a lot more peo-
ple, in a very timely manner."
Board members agreed, see-
ing the benefits of a districtwide
automatic notification system.
"I can see where it would be
a very good communication
tool," current Chairman Tanya
Royal said.
Cost is $3.60 a year per child,
with the state paying $1.15 of
that amount.
If the state fails to fund this
program next year, however,
Jones says the district "intends
to cover the cost in the future.
We think it's that important."
Total cost, if the Legislature
does not maintain the grant in
years to come, would run about
$20,000, he noted in the board
meeting.




ARMED
Continued From 1A
arrest, Hardee County Sheriffs
Office spokesman Maj. Claude
Harris Jr. said.
His accomplice remains at
large.
.Anderso ha.d, been irL the
store shopping at about 8:40
that Sunday night, Harris said.
First, he carried around a shop-
ping basket, placing items
inside. Later, he put the basket
inside a shopping cart and con-
tinued selecting items and
walking around the store, the
major described.
Then, a second man entered
the stbretirougl its front'doors
wearing "'ski ma'k.;'Anderson
pulled n' a ski" nmask, too,
Harris alleged.
Wielding a silver-colored
handgun, Anderson allegedly
walked up behind the clerk at
the cash register, held the gun to
her head and demanded money.
The clerk was forced to open up
the store safe, Harris said.
Both men fled out the front
doors with such speed and force
that the doors came off their
hinges, he added.
Det. David Drake noted in his
report that the items inside the
shopping basket were collected
as evidence and taken to the
Polk County Sheriffs Office
Crime Scene Investigation Unit
for processing.
That unit was able to recover
eight latent fingerprints, match-
ing them with Anderson.
Anderson was on probation
for a misdemeanor offense in
Lee County, Harris noted.
And when he appeared at the
probation office there for his
Tuesday appointment with his
probation officer, Hardee
County sheriffs deputies
accompanied by those with the
Lee County Sheriffs Office
-.took him inimtoustody. ... -
The following day he was
brought back to Hardee County
to face charges, Harris said.


LITTLEST PLAYERS
An article in last week's
issue on the start of the
Tee-Ball season inadver-
tently had one child's
name misspelled. Dalton
Kiella is one of the 6-year-
olds playing on the
Robart's Funeral Home
Cardinals.

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


SCHOOLS
Continued From 1A


1/18/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:57 pm
LoD: 10:38:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:56 pm
Sets: 3:27 am
Major Times
7:15 am-9:15 am
7:41 pm-9:41 pm
Minor Times
1:32 am-2:32 am
1:58 pm-2:58 pm
Prediction
Good
1/19/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:58 pm
LoD: 10:39:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:56 pm
Sets: 4:36 am
Major Times
8:19 am-10:19 am
8:45 pm-10:45 pm
Minor Times


2:36 am-3:36 am
3:02 pm-4:02 pm
Prediction
Good
1/20/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:19 am
Sets: 5:58 pm
LoD: 10:39:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:02 pm
Sets: 5:41 am
Major Times
9:25 am-11:25 am
9:51 pm-ll:51 pm
Minor Times
3:42 am-4:42 am
4:08 pm-5:08 pm
Prediction
Best
1/21/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:18 am
Sets: 5:59 pm
LoD: 10:41:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:11 pm
Sets: 6:38 am


Major Times
10:28 am-12:28 pm
10:54 pm-12:54 am
Minor Times
4:45 am-5:45 am
5:11 pm-6:ll pm
Prediction
Better
1/22/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:18 am
Sets: 6:00 pm
LoD: 10:42:00
Moon Data
Rises: 6:19 pm
Sets: 7:27 am
Major Times
11:53 pm-l:53 am
12:18 pm-2:18 pm
Minor Times
6:35 am-7:35 am
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Prediction
Better
1/23/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:18 am
Sets: 6:01 pm


LoD: 10:43:00
Moon Data
Rises: 7:24 pm
Sets: 8:08 am
Major Times
12:45 am-2:45 am
1:10 pm-3:10 pm
Minor Times
7:27 am-8:27 am
--7.52 pm-8:52 pm
Prediction
Best
1/24/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 7:17 am
Sets: 6:02 pm
LoD: 10:45:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:24 pm
Sets: 8:44 am
Major Times
1:33 am-3:33 am
1:58 pm-3:58 pm
Minor Times
8:15 am-9:15 am
8:40 pm-9:40 pm
Prediction
Good


Kelly's Column
By Jim


A University of Florida magazine named Explore recently
indicated American children today are the "heaviest generation.
and will likely have a lower life expectancy than their parents.
%"In 1971 only 7 percent of adolescents and 4 percent of chil-
dren between ages 6 and 11 were overweight. By 2004 those per-
centages had reached nearly 20 percent," wrote April Frawley
Birdwell.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention esti-
mates over one-third of U.S. children and teens are overweight or
obese about 25 million and 70 percent over eight teens will
stay overweight as adults.
They are at risk for complications such as type 2 diabetes,
early heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, high cholesterol,
sleep apnea, and psychological problems.
One mother of an overweight daughter has started trading sug-
ary sodas and sports drinks for bottled water, grapes in her lunches
instead of cream pies, and making her get out of the house in the
afternoons instead of sitting on the couch.
Another mother has her girls cutting back on sodas and taking
family walks or jumping rope.
A dietary program has foods divided into categories based on
fat content. Examples are GREEN foods such as broccoli, toma-
toes, lettuce, grapes, garlic, and apples, YELLOW foods such as
lean meats, and RED (fattening) foods such as pizza and hamburg-
ers.
UF and some other institutions and organizations want
American kids to eat healthy and exercise so they can live longer
and enjoy life more.
Another study published recently said Americans can add an
average of 14 years to their lifespans by exercise, eating healthy,
keeping a good weight, and not smoking.

Marvin Kahn, 74, of Highlands County attended last week's
annual meeting of the Peace River Valley Citrus Growers
Association. He is promoting Mitt Romney for the next U.S. pres-
ident, pointing out Romney is still married to his first wife, did a
great job as governor turning a budget deficit into a surplus,
helped turn around the 1988 World Olympics into a success, is
independently wealthy, and all his children are successfully mar-
ried to their first wives.
Kahn helped start the First National Bank in Highlands,
reported Ernie Neff in the December 2007 Citrus Industry maga-
zine. Kahn's father started buying citrus groves in 1933 and died at
age 52 when Marvin was 10.
Marvin earned an agricultural degree in 1956 from UF, despite
taking off a semester to develop a ranch. He established a 1,000-
acre grove partnership in Hardee County.
At its peak Kahn Grove Service managed over 5,000 acres for
over 200 customers in five counties. He served on the Florida
Citrus Commission from 1971-79, wrote Neff.
His company was one of the first to start spraying groves for
psyllids, small insects that spread citrus greening. Kahn urges
growers to be successful by being positive and dedicated, "grow-
ing your citrus grove like you want it for the future."

Marion and Yvonne Williams produced the 104-minute film
"A Dance For Bethany" which will be shown at the Hardee Argi-
Civic Center in Wauchula on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. This will
be a fundraiser for Lydia's House in Wauchula. Tickets are $10,
with Lydia's House getting $5, plus a percentage of the stuff sold
after the show.
: The show was produced in 2006,-with editing finished in 2007.
Wauchula will be the third city to host the film, following
Asheville, N.C., and Bradenton. This is a romantic.drama of how
one person can change the life of another for the better. It is rated
PG-13, with no bad language, sex scenes or violence.
Dolly Parton's sister Stella has a song and small role in the
movie, written by Yvonne Williams. Her husband Marion of 15
years is executive producer of Raise The Bar Productions, which
promotes "a higher level of thinking a higher level of life." The
film cost about $1.5 million to produce.
Lydia's House, located on North Florida Avenue, is a transi-
tional house for women who sincerely want to change their lives.
The film's first showing was in September, 2007. The couple
are natives of Bradenton. They recently moved out of a 4,300-
square-foot leased house in Asheville and now travel in a 250-
square-foot RV. They have two chow chow dogs, ages 12 and 13.
"Florida is No. 1 in the nation in human trafficking litigation
cases. The average age of entry into sex trafficking is 12. Up to 40
percent of missing children are estimated to be trafficked for sexu-
al exploitation," said Marion Williams.
He said pornography "is addictive and not a victimless crime.
Pornography is behind a lot of sexual crimes," he said.
A lot of video games and television programming send kids
the wrong messages, he added. He said kids "feed off of total vio-
lence and sexual content."
The Bradenton Herald recently ran a story about Lydia's
House, which opened last month. A long-time drug addict saw the
story and is now being treated at Lydia's, which now has four
women and room for eight more. Lydia was a Bible character in the
Book of Acts and known for her hospitality. The apostle Paul
stayed there after being released from prison.
Women can stay at Lydia's for three months to a year. The
ministry of Sherry White operates entirely from donations. The old
grocery store was remodeled from donations.
The motto is "Rebuilding lives through God's word."
On the board of directors are Sue Birge, Carolyn Wyatt, Linda
Adler, Candace Preston, Debbie Lecocq, and Sister Barbara
Makas.


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falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we
destroyed ourselves.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252006CA000531
JAMES SASSER, JR.,
"Plaintiff,
vs.
FELIPE SANTOYO, A/K/A FELIPE
SANTOYA, A/K/A MIGUEL SAN-
TOYO, AND MARIA SANTOYO,
A/K/A MARIA SANTOYA, HUS-
BAND AND WIFE; AND HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND B.
HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK OF
COURTS OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; AND JANE HARTMAN;
AND JOHN DOE; JANE DOE, AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS, IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants. /
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a final decree of foreclo-
sure entered in the above titled
cause in the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida. I will sell
the property situated in Hardee
County, Florida described as:
The South 27 feet of Lot 4
and North 27 feet of Lot 5,
Block 1, Wauchula Villas
Subdivision to the City of
Wauchula, as per record-
ed in Plat Book 4, page 10,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.
Subject to covenants,
easements and restric-
tions of record and taxes
for 2000 and subsequent
years.
at public sale, to the highest
bidder for cash, on the steps of
the Hardee County Courthouse
located at 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, in accordance
with Section 45.031, Florida
Statutes (2004), at 11:00 a.m. on
the 30th Day of January, 2008
NOTICE: Any persons claiming
an interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the proper-
ty owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
Signed this 14 day of January,
2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
1:17,24c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 252007CP000135
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JOSEPH B. RHEA/.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of Joseph B. Rhea, deceased,
whose date of death was October
12, 2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
names and adresses of the per-
sonal representatives and the per-
sonal representatives' attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATON OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 17, 2008.
Personal Representatives
Michael J. Rhea
2222 South Tulane
Beavercreek, Ohio 45431
Joseph A. Rhea
2800 Fawkes Drive
Wilmington, Delaware 19808
Attorney for Personal
Representatives
William M. Burke
Attorney for Michael J. Rhea
SFlorida Bar No. 0967394
SGoodlette, Coleman &


Johnson, P.A.
4001 Tamiami Trail North,
SSuite 300
Naples, Florida 34103
|Telephone: (239) 435-3535
. Fax: (239) 435-1218


Overeaters Holds
Special Meeting
Overeaters Anonymous, a
fellowship of people who
have any food-related disor-
ders including compulsive
eating, will have an open
meeting and seminar today.
(Thursday).
Anyone is invited. There
will a DVD, speakers and a
question-and-answer forum
at Wauchula Seventh Day
Adventist Church, 205 S.
11th Ave., Wauchula from
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Grandparent
Group To Meet
A support group for Hard-
ee County grandparents or
other relatives who are rais-
ing children meets at the
First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. Informa-
tion on resources for families
and planning education and
social needs will be present-
ed.
One in 10 U.S. grandpar-
ents step in and assume
care of a grandchild for two
years or more. Florida has
the fourth-highest number of
grandparents raising grand-
children. If you need more
information, come to the
church at 207 N. Seventh
Ave., Wauchula or call Judy
Cox at 773-4267 mornings.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252007CA00647
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME
EQUITY, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLES F. WALKER; AMY REIT-
ER; et al.
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANT:
CHARLES F. WALKER; AMY REIT-
ER; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED
DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose on the
following real property In Hardee
County, Florida:
Lot 53, of the OAKS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, an
unrecorded subdivision
lying in Sections 11,14 and
15, Township 35 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee
County, Florida, described
as follows:
Commence at Southwest
corner of said Section 11;
thence run on an assumed
bearing of N 00 05' 46" W
along the West line of said
Section, 26-46-37 feet to
the Northwest corner of
the S 1/2 of said Section
11; thence S 89 52' 38" E
along the North Line of
said S 1/2, 3478.31 feet to
the RO.B.; thence contin-
ue S 89 52' 38' E., 200.00
feet; thence S 00 26' 19"
W, 1220.00 feet; thence N
89 52' 38" W 200.00 feet;
thence N 00 26' 19" E.,
1220.00 feet to the RO.B.;
subject to a road ease-
ment over the South 30.00
feet thereof; TOGETHER
WITH DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME BEARING
ID #FLA714593 & 714594

has been filed against you in the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit, Hardee County, Florida,
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses to
the Complaint, if any, to Gregory
A. Sanoba, Esq., 114 E. Edgewood
Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803, on or
before February 15, 2008, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
DATE: 1-10-.08


B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Courts
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
Ifu i r p-n ih ti disabill-


1:17,24c I yuu arei a person wui a isao iM-
ty who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
NCE the Court Administrator (863) 773-
C 4174 within two working days of
your receipt of this Notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call
19 the Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
a 1:17,24c


Softball Game
Fights Cancer
A benefit softball challenge
between the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office and Hardee
County Fire-Rescue will be
help on Jan. 26, beginning at
6 p.m. All proceeds will go to
the Relay For Life cancer
support program.
The game will be held at
the Recreation Complex off
Altman Road north of the
high school. Tickets are $2
and can be obtained by call-
ing the Sheriff's Office at
773-0304, Lt. Rosie Wendell
Ext. 261 or Det. Andrew
McGuckin at ext. 259.

Plan To Run Or
Walk For Cancer
The sequel to the One Hill-
acious 10K Run will be held
on Saturday, Feb. 2. The
start and finish will be at the
Hardee Recreation Complex
on Altman Road north of the
high school. The race starts
at 8 a.m. and a three-mile fit-
ness walk starts at 8:05.
All pre-registered entrants
receive a T-shirt and "goody
bag." Award will be given in
race age groups. The first 25
walkers to cross the finish
line get a commemorative
medallion. Entry forms are at
the YMCA or First National
Bank. For more information,
call coordinator Charlie
Potter at 773-6216 after 6
p.m.

Red Cross
Wants You
The local unit of the
American Red Cross will
hold a volunteer orientation
meeting tonight (Thursday)
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the old
junior high school, 200 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula.
See an overview of the
Red Cross, its mission and
services. Registration is free.
Pre-register at 773-9097.

Family-Night Fun
Celebrates Life
There will be a combina-
tion of games and fun for all
ages at the "Celebrate Life
Weekend" Saturday from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orange
Blossom Preg-nancy Care
Center, 421 S.10th Ave.
(next to Southside Baptist
Church), ,auchula.
There will be a babies
stroller parade with compli-
mentary pictures of newborn
to age 18 months; a puppet
show and clown of older
preschoolers; a bounce
house for school-age chil-
dren; "Messy Games" for
teens; and a tour of the cen-
ter for teens and adults.
Pregnant women can pre-
register for a Hope Coupon
to earn maternity clothes and
baby clothes and furniture.
Food will be available.
Donations can be made..

Tots To Get A
Pretty School
The Redlands Christian
Migrant Association asks
folks to donate plants, lum-
ber and other supplies for
wooden plant boxes to beau-
tify its schools in Wauchula
and Bowling Green.
For more information on
how you can help, call April
Morales at 445-0690.

There is one word which may
serve as a rule of practice for
all one's life reciprocity.
-Confucius

The most important trip you
may take in life is meeting
people halfway.
-Henry Boye

The bird, a nest; the spider, a
web; man, friendship.
-William Blake


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A public information repre-
sentative at the FDLE office in
Tampa said Walker is the resi-
dent agent in charge at the
Clearwater office. She con-
firmed that an officer-involved
shooting took place in Zolfo
Springs, and that the FDLE is
investigating.
She described the investiga-
tion as active, and noted that
once it is completed the resultsI
will be turned over to the State
Attorney's Office for the 10th
Judicial Circuit, which includes
Hardee County. Such reports
are customary in officer-in-
volved shootings, she said.
No further information will
be available until that time.
The FDLE representative
said the identity of the deceased
man and the identities of the
officers are not being released
at this time.
She referred further questions
to the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement's top public
information officer in Tallahas-
see, Kristen Perezluha. A call to
her office on Wednesday morn-
ing was not returned by press
time.
Baty said the officers who
stopped the vehicle did not
know they were fleeing from an
armed robbery in Wauchula
Hills.
Maj. Claude Harris Jr.,
spokesman for the Hardee
County Sheriffs Office, said
Flores Records, a video rental
and game arcade store at 1771
U.S. 17 N., was robbed at 7:24
p.m. Saturday.
He described the store as
located at the apex of Florida
Avenue and U.S. 17. He said
deputies arrived at 7:29 p.m.
Harris said one owner and
about five customers were
inside the store when two men,
both armed with handguns,
came in.
"They demanded money, and
she gave it to them," he said of
the owner.
The owner and two cus-
tomers were robbed, he went on
to describe. Harris said the
owner "was battered on the face
and head with the butt of the
gun after she gave them the,
money." The woman did not
require hospitalization, he
added.


FLEEING
Continued From 1A
ne two robbers then forced
everyone to the floor and fled
the store. No one inside was
able to see if they left on foot on
by car, he said.
Harris said the suspects
spoke both English and Spanish
while in the store. They were
wearing flannel shirts and dark
pants. They used bandanas to
conceal their faces.
The green 1996 Chevrolet
Camaro stopped in Zolfo
Springs for speeding was their
getaway car, he said. "The
money was recovered from the
vehicle," he said.
That car is now impounded in
Hardee County, he said. The
trio came from Wimauma, the
major added.
With one suspect shot and
two on the run, officers brought
in a K-9 to track the men and
constructed a perimeter around
the town, stopping and check-
ing all vehicles well into the
early-morning hours.


The search did not produce
the two remaining suspects.
"The investigation is pro-
gressing," Harris of the Sheriffs
Office said. "We are moving
forward on the robbery, and
Zolfo Springs and the FDLE on
the shooting."
Harris then added, "Hope-
fully, the investigations will
lead to the two others and con-
clude with their arrests."
He described the suspects as
dangerous.
Finally, Harris noted, "There
is no such thing as a routine
traffic stop. The vehicle you are
stopping may actually be com-
ing from a serious crime. It's a
good day when no officers get
hurt while they are out there
just doing their jobs, trying to
protect the people of the com-
munity."
He concluded, "I'm just
happy all our people are safe. It
could have had the type of out-
come that totally changes a
community."


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honest.
-Thomas Jefferson


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CASSIE ALBRITTON
JOHNSTON
Cassie Albritton Johnston,
93, of Wauchula, died Wednes-
day, January 9, 2008.
Born to Peter and Annie
Albritton in Wauchula, she was
one of 13 children.
Survivors include two
daughters, Linda Bopp of Kis-
simmee and Shirley Frechette
of Lehigh Acres; two sons,
Carroll Johnston of Venus and
Doyle Johnston of Dade City; a
stepson, Elmo Johnston of
Venus; a sister, Bonnie Link of
Mount Dora; 10 grandchildren,
six step-grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; 20 step-
grandchildren; and one great-
great-grandchild.
Church services were at
Crewsville Baptist Church on
Jan. 12, followed by interment
at the church cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


ROBERT EUGENE
MASTEN
Robert Eugene Masten, 60,
of Bowling Green, died Sat-
urday, January 12, 2008.
Born in Olean, N.Y., on
Jan. 31, 1947, he came to
Hardee County from Pine-
crest in 2003. He was a mas-
ter carpenter and member of
Real Life Church, Bowling
Green.
Survivors include two
sons, David Masten and wife
Shannon of Bowling Green
and Robert King of Davie; a
daughter, Candi Moores of
Lithia; a brother, David
Slagan of Pennsylvania; two
sisters, Debbie Wicther and
husband Ted of Shingle-
house, N.Y. and Vickie
Macabe and husband Rich of
Scranton, Pa.; six grandchil-
dren, Christa and Kelsie
Masten, and Ariel, Katilynn,
Bradley and Zach; and a
niece and a nephew.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Real
Life Church, with services at
1 p.m. with the Rev. Mike
Graham officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Bowling
Green Cemetery.



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MICHAEL DENNIS
HERRIN
Michael Dennis Herrin, 47,
of Wauchula, died Thurs-day,
January 10, 2008, in Avon
Park.
He was born April 22, 1960
in DeSoto County and was
employed as an equipment
operator.
Survivors include his wife,
Sonia Herrin of South Caro-
lina, two daughters, Siara and
Cheslea Herrin of South
Carolina; six sisters, Patty
Smith and husband Larry of
Enterprise, Ala., Sandra
Smith and husband Philip,
Susan Smith and husband
David, Debbie Leek and hus-
band Richard, and Teresa
Granda and husband Pete, all
of Wauchula, and Molly
Ownby and husband Steve of
Yee Haw Junction; and a
grandson, Dakota Workman.
The family will received
friends on Tuesday, Jan. 15
from 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel, Wauchula.




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ELSIE M. McLAIN
Elsie M. McLain, 92, of
Avon Park, died Friday, January
4, 2008, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center.
A native of Wauchula she
moved to Avon Park 32 years
ago.
She is survived by three chil-
dren, Dorothy Machleit of Avon
Park, Mary McClenithan of
Wauchula and William McLain
of Athens, Ga.; 13 grandchil-
dren; 20 great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held
on Monday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. at
the funeral home with the Rev.
Barry Taylor officiating. Inter-
ment was in Bougainvillea
Cemetery.
Fountain Funeral Home
Avon Park


CASSIE ALBRITTON
JOHNSTON
Cassie Albritton Johnston,
93, of Wauchula, died Wed-
nesday, January 9, 2008.
Born to Peter and Annie
Albritton in Wauchula, she
was one of 13 children.
Survivors include two
daughters, Linda Bopp of
Kissimmee and Shirley
Frechette of Lehigh Acres;
two sons, Carroll Johnston of
Venus and Doyle Johnston of
Dade City; a stepson, Elmo
Johnston of Venus; a sister,
Bonnie Link of Mount Dora;
10 grandchildren, six step-
grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren; 20 step-grand-
children; and one great-great-
grandchild.
Church services were at
Crewsville Baptist Church on
Jan. 12, followed by inter-
ment at the church cemetery.

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MARIA A.
SALAS
Maria A. Salas, 57, of
Wauchula, died on Monday,
January 14, 2008, at Orlando.
Born in Texas on June 20,
1950, she came to Hardee
County in 1964. She was a
homemaker and member of
Apostolic Assembly.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Ruben Salas, of Wau-
chula; six sons, Frank Med-
rano, Alfred Medrano, Tony
Medrano and Martin Med-
rano, all of Wauchula, Ruben
Medrano of Tennessee and
Raul Medrano of Zolfo
Springs; a daughter, Angelita
Campos of Zolfo Springs;
three brothers, Anastacio
Ramirez Jr. of Bay City,
Mich., Joe Luis Ramirez of
Laport, Texas, and Ben
Ramirez of Immokalee; four
sisters, Francis Contreras of
Donna, Texas, and Martina
Ramirez, Janie Ramirez and
Rachel Jimenez, all of Im-
mokalee; 23 grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day), starting at 6 p.m. at
Apostolic Assembly at Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. Avenue
and Apostolic Road, Wau-
chula. Services will be to-
morrow (Friday) at 10 a.m. at
the church with Pastor Mario
Zamora officiating. Interment
will follow in Wauchula
Cemetery.



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THOMAS SEVIER
RAMSEY SR.
Thomas Sevier Ramsey Sr.,
80, of Fort Meade, died Wed-
nesday, January 9, 2008, at his
home.
Born in Russellville, Ala., on
Feb. 28, 1927, he came to Fort
Meade from Jacksonville in
1969. He was a construction
field engineer, a U.S. Army vet-
eran of the Korean War, attend-
ed Auburn University and stud-
ied art in Paris, France. He was
of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife,
Lois C. Ramsey of Fort Meade;
a son, Thomas S. Ramsey and
wife Tonya of Fort Meade; a
daughter, Susan Catherine
Kennedy of Winder, Ga.; two
step-sons, Oscar Alan Bennett
of Fort Meade and David Earl
Bennett of Bartow; three step-
daughters, Deborah Kay
Brown, Lois Ann Johnson and
Olivia Darlene Gammons, all of
Fort Meade; 17 grandchildren;
and several great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 11
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were Satur-
day at 11 a.m. at the Fort Meade
Worship Center with the Rev.
John Arrowood and the Rev.
Bill Whitener officiating.
Interment followed in Ever-
green Cemetery in Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


MARIA A. SALAS
Maria A. Salas, 57, of Wau-
chula, died on Monday, January
14, 2008, at Orlando.
Born in Texas on June 20,
1950, she came to Hardee
County in 1964. She was a
homemaker and member of
Apostolic Assembly.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Ruben Salas, of Wau-
chula; six sons, Frank Med-
rano, Alfred Medrano, Tony
Medrano and Martin Medrano,
all of Wauchula, Ruben Med-
rano of Tennessee and Raul
Medrano of Zolfo Springs; a
daughter, Angelita Campos of
Zolfo Springs; three brothers,
Anastacio Ramirez Jr. of Bay
City, Mich., Joe Luis Ramirez
of Laport, Texas, and Ben
Ramirez of Immokalee; four
sisters, Francis Contreras of
Donna, Texas, and Martina
Ramirez, Janie Ramirez and
Rachel Jimenez, all of Immoka-
lee; 23 grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day), starting at 6 p.m. at
Apostolic Assembly at Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue and
Apostolic Road, Wauchula.
Services will be tomorrow
(Friday) at 10 a.m. at the church
with Pastor Mario Zamora offi-
ciating. Interment will follow in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


There isn't a child who
hasn't gone out into the
brave new world who
eventually doesn't return
to the old homestead car-
rying a bundle of dirty
clothes.
-Art Buchwald


.Obituaries


MICHAEL DENNIS
HERRIN
Michael Dennis Herrin, 47,
of Wauchula, died Thursday,
January 10, 2008, in Avon Park.
He was born April 22, 1960
in DeSoto County and was em-
ployed as an equipment opera-
tor.
Survivors include his wife,
Sonia Herrin of South Carolina;
two daughters, Siara and Ches-
lea Herrin of South Carolina;
six sisters, Patty Smith and hus-
band Larry of Enterprise, Ala.,
Sandra Smith and husband
Philip, Susan Smith and hus-
band David, Debbie Leek and
husband Richard, and Teresa
Granda and husband Pete, all of
Wauchula, and Molly Ownby
and husband Steve of Yee Haw
Junction; and a grandson,
Dakota Workman.
The family will received
friends on Tuesday, Jan. 15
from 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


BERTHA LUCILLE JONES
Bertha Lucille Jones, 91, of
Wauchula, died, Thursday,
January 10, 2008 in Wauchula.
Born Dec. 18, 1916 in Muddy,
Ill., she had been a resident of
Hardee County for 60 years,
coming from Kentucky. She
retired from Donald Duck
Citrus in Lake Wales, working
as a sectionizer, and a member
of Wauchula Hills Baptist
Church.
Survivors are a son, Kenneth
Downey Jr. of Port Charlotte;
three daughters, Bessie Cadwell
and husband Gerald of Zolfo
Springs, and Lou Ellen Danitz
and Betty Byrley, both of Port
Charlotte; two brothers: Robert
Pierce of LaPorte, Ind. and
Johnny Ray Pierce of Benton
Harbor, Mich.; 11 grandchil-
dren; 13 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held
Monday at Robarts Garden
Chapel at 3 p.m. with the Rev.
Weyman Darley officiating.
The family received friends one
hour prior to the service.
Burial was in New Hope
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



ROBERT EUGENE
MASTEN,
Robert Eugene Masten, 60,
of Bowling Green, died Satur-
day, January 12, 2008.
Born in Olean, N.Y., on Jan.
31, 1947, he came to Hardee
County from Pinecrest in 2003.
He was a master carpenter and
member of Real Life Church,
Bowling Green.
Survivors include two sons,
David Masten and wife
Shannon of Bowling Green and
Robert King of Davie; a daugh-
ter, Candi Moores of Lithia; a
brother, David Slagan of Penn-
sylvania; two sisters, Debbie
Wicther and husband Ted of
Shinglehouse, N.Y. and Vickie
Macabe and husband Rich of
Scranton, Pa.; six grandchil-
dren,'Christa and Kelsie Mast-
en, and Ariel, Katilynn, Bradley
and Zach; and a niece and a
nephew.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Real
Life Church, with services at 1
p.m. with the Rev. Mike Gra-
ham officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Bowling Green Ceme-
tery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


CURTIS WILAM CONLEY
Curtis Wilam Conley, 44, of
Wauchula, died Friday, January
11,2008.
Born in Avon Park on Oct.
29, 1963, to Judson S. and Mary
Conley, he came to Wauchula
from Sebring. He was em-
ployed for 12 years at Hardee
Correctional Institution and was
self-employed for the last two
years.
Survivors include a daughter,
Shannon Conley; grandfather
the Rev. W.H. Conley, a brother,
Judson A. Conley and wife
Margo; a sister, Kim Stevenson
and husband George; and
nephews.
Visitation is tonight (Thurs-
day) at 7 at Brant Funeral Home
with Jim Leanard officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions can be sent to the Stanley
Medical Research Institute,
8401 Connecticut Ave., Suite
200, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



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BERTHA LUCILLE
JONES
Bertha Lucille Jones, 91,
of Wauchula, died, Thursday,
January 10, 2008 in Wau-
chula.
Born Dec. 18, 1916 in
Muddy, Ill., she had been a
resident of Hardee County
for 60 years, coming from
Kentucky. She retired from
Donald Duck Citrus in Lake
Wales, working as a section-
izer, and a member of Wau-
chula Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors are a son,
Kenneth Downey Jr. of Port
Charlotte; three daughters,
Bessie Cadwell and husband
Gerald of Zolfb Springs, and
Lou Ellen Danitz and Betty
Byrley, both of Port Char-
lotte; two brothers: Robert
Pierce of LaPorte, Ind. and
Johnny Ray Pierce of Benton
Harbor, Mich.; 11 grandchil-
dren; 13 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grand-
children.
Funeral services were held
Monday at Robarts Garden
Chapel at 3 p.m. with the
Rev.. Weyman Darley offici-
ating. The family received
friends one hour prior to the
service. Burial was in New
Hope Cemetery.



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Curtis Wilam Conley, 44,
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January'11, 20Q8.
Born in Avon Park on Oct.
29, 1963, to Judson S. and
Mary Conley, he came to
Wauchula from Sebring. He
was employed for 12 years at
Hardee Correctional Institu-
tion and was self-employed
for the last two years.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Shannon Conley; grandfa-
ther the Rev. W.H. Conley, a
brother, Judson A. Conley
and wife Margo; a sister, Kim
Stevenson and husband
George; and nephews.
Visitation is tonight (Thurs-
day) at 7 at Brant Funeral
Home with Jim Leanard offi-
ciating.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions can be sent to the
Stanley Medical Research
Institute, 8401 Connecticut
Ave., Suite 200, Chevy
Chase, MD 20815.

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January 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A,


Thirteen-year-old C.J. Nowl-
ing took his first buck Jan. 3
while hunting with his grandfa-
ther in Santa Rosa County.
Of did he?
What the boy and grandfather
didn't realize until they were
cleaning the deer was that
the six-point buck was actually
an antlered doe.
"In most of these cases, what
we final is that the deer has a
combination of both male and
female internal sex organs, and
the external sex organs are usu-
ally underdeveloped and not
Well defined," Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission biologist and Deer
Management Program leader
Dr. Robert Vanderhoof said.
"Deer with bothi male and
female sex organs are called
hermaphrodites. Often, under-
developed males, called cryp-
torchids, can be mistaken for
antlered does because they also
exhibit poorly developed exter-
nal sex organs,'"he said.
But after close inspection of













ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
NO SCHOOL
TUESDAY
NO SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or
Sausage on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Potato Rounds, Juice, Apple-
sauce, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Cinnamon Toast, Sausage
Patty, Applesauce, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Beanie Weenies or
Cheeseburger. on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Corn, Yellow Cake, Ice
Cream) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Cinnrinon
Toast, Pineapple Chinks, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or
Corndog (Salad Tray, Mashed
Potatoes, Garden Peas, Juice,
Roll) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
NO SCHOOL
TUESDAY
NO SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
: Lunch: Chicken Fryz or
Cheese Pizza or Sausage on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Peas &
Carrots, Applesauce, Juice)
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Cinnamon Toast, Sausage
Patty, Applesauce, Juice, Milk
SLunch: Beanie Weenies or
Cheeseburger on a Bun or Pep-
p5eroni Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato,
Roll, Corn, Yellow Cake, Ice
Cream) and Milk
FRIDAY
SBreakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Pineapple Tidbits, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger Gravy or Corndog
(Salad Tray, Mashed Potatoes,
Garden Peas, Peaches, Juice,
Salad Bar, Roll) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
; NO SCHOOL
S TUESDAY
NO SCHOOL
S WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
iut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Sausage Link on a
un (Tossed Salad, Potato
Pounds, Steamed Cabbage,
Squash, Juice, Applesauce)
and Milk
* THURSDAY


Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,
Cnp amon Toast, Sausage,
[jesauce, Juice, Milk
4 Lunch: Corndog (Tossed
Salad, Baked Beans, Corn,
,ole Slaw, Carrots, Yellow
ake, Ice. Cream, Juice) and
ilk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Cinnamon Toast,
pineapple Chunkss, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy
(Salad Tray, Mashed Potatoes,
.Garden Peas, Juice, Fruit
S gSnacks, Roll) and Milk


the carcass and its entrails by
veterinarian David Summerlin
and FWC wildlife technician
Mike Graves, the 110-pound
deer Nowling shot had only
female sex organs and its
antlers were hard and well-pol-
ished.
"In most cases, antlers on
female deer tend to be mal-
formed and stay in velvet. A doe.
with polished antlers, which is
what I'm told this young man
shot, is quite a rare occurrence,"
Vanderhoof said. "Females with
polished antlers are almost al-
ways infertile and usually have
tumors on their reproductive
organs, which produce the hor-
mone testosterone, necessary to
enable polished antlers to
develop in deer."


Interestingly enough, four
days later and halfway across
the state in Levy County, Cale
Barber, of Williston, shot anoth-
er antlered doe this one with
a four-point rack. The deer
weighed 142 pounds, which is
large for Florida deer, especial-
ly a doe.
And just like Nowling's six-
point, its antlers were hard and
polished and it had only female
reproductive organs as con-
firmed by FWC biologists Elina
Garrison and Bambi Ferree and
FWC veterinarian Mark Cun-
ningham.
The day started out quite nor-
mal for Nowling and his grand-
father, Waylon Nowling, both
of Jay, who were deer hunting
on a friend's 2,000-acre tract of-


6-Point 'Buck' Really A Doe


woods and into view along with
a doe. That's when the eighth-
grader took aim at the deer with
his .243 rifle and made the 175-
yard shot.
"It was a heck of a good shot,
and we couldn't climb down
out of that stand quick enough,"


land on the Escambia River
known as the Downey Ranch.
"I think the deer are going
through somewhat of a pre-rut,
r .that last snap of cold weath-
er really had them moving that
day. We saw two different
groups of deer as we walked to
the stand, and we ran out anoth-
er group when we got there,"
Waylon Nowling said.
While the two hunters sat in a
shooting house, they watched a
couple of different groups of
deer, a few turkeys and a mature
black boar-hog come into the
two-acre food plot that after-
noon to graze on wheat and
oats.
"Earlier during the hunt, I
saw one pretty decent buck but
could never get a good shot at
him," C.J. said.
But at about 4:45 p.m., a nice
six-pointer stepped out of the


the grandfather said. "I'm not
sure who was more excited, me
or him."
But it wasn't until the two
had the deer hanging up to
clean when Waylon Nowling
noticed ... Houston, we have a
. problem.


are sad not to see

-Antonio Porchia.


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6A The Herald-Advocate, January 17, 2008


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
Jan. 13, a residential burglary on Steve Roberts Special, bur-
glary of a conveyance on Gobble Lane, criminal mischief on Steve
Roberts Special and thefts on Baker Street, two locations on U.S.
17 and Grady Revell Road were reported.

Jan. 12, Hector Garcia, 21, of 1835 Smith Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammel and charged with loiter-
ing/prowling, carrying a concealed weapon, fraud by giving a false
ID to a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer without
violence.
Jan. 12, Miguel Santiago, 28, of Rigdon Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with larceny and
shoplifting-petit theft from a merchant.
Jan. 12, a residential burglary on Lake Branch Road, a vehi-
cle stolen on Sasser Road, a robbery on U.S. 17 North, a fight on
U. S. 17 North and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 11, Martin Edwin Gainous, 19, of 911 Harvey St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with aggra-
vated battery causing bodily harm.
Jan. 11, Omar Ochehuera Barajas, 24, of 324 Little Aspen
Court, Ocoee, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan and charged
with two counts DUI with serious bodily injury.
Jan. 11, thefts on Buck Drive and U.S. 17 South were report-
ed.

Jan. 10, Norman Rivers, 39, of 670 Baker St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with loitering/prowl-
ing and resisting an officer without violence.
Jan. 10, Cregg Anthony Witty, 43, of 2518 Asbury Court,
Kissimmee, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J.K.
Cloud on an out-of-state fugitive warrant.
Jan. 10, Robert Trevino, 23, of 686 Hyde St., Wauchula, was
arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged
with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, cruelty toward
children and battery. At the jail he was detained on two counts of
violation of probation.
Jan. 10, Manuel Tinoco Alvarez, 40, of 221 Otter Run, Ona,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery.
Jan. 10, Esmeralda Garza, 29, of 1500 Valdez Lane, Zolfo
Springs, yvas arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of non-support.

Jan. 9, Robert Bruce Carmichael, 43, of 6398 SR 64 East,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession
of drugs with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a church and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 9, Travis Lavon Anderson, 20, of 2428 Herb Ave. South,
Lehigh Acres, was arrested by Dep. David Drake and charged with
robbery with a firearm, kidnapping false imprisonment of an
adult and larceny.


Jan. 9, Michael Evans, 45, of 6901 SR 62, Bowling Green,
was arrested by a Florida Department of Corrections inspector and
charged with two counts of battery on an officer.
Jan. 9, criminal mischief on Garden Drive and on Stansfield
Ave. and a theft at SR 64 and CR 663 was reported.

Jan. 8, Kasey Lee Bourgoin, 25, of 8910 Tropicaire Blvd,
North Port, was arrested by DTF and charged with manufac-
ture/distribution of health or safety drugs, possession of a con-
trolled substance without a prescription and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
Jan. 8, Jeffery Pearson, 25, of 6901 SR 62, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Hardee Correctional Institution Inspector C.
McCaulle and charged with battery on an officer.
Jan. 8, a business burglary on East Main Street, vehicles
stolen on Merle Langford Road, Snell Street and Chinook Road,
and thefts on Baker Street, Chinook Road, Will Duke Road,
Johnston Road and Main Street at SR 64 were reported.

Jan. 7, David Navarro, 35, of 8.12 Aventina Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
Jan. 7, Ramirez Hernandez, 27, of 1771 Hightower Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Barry Schnable and charged with
battery.
Jan. 7, Sophia ChineneIvery, 25, of 1626 Martin Luther King
Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged
with aggravated battery causing bodily harm.
Jan. 7, Patrice L. Lipke, 48, of 4028 Leaf Road, Sebring, was
arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on a charge of non-support.
Jan. 7, a residential burglary on John Carlson Road, a vehicle
stolen on Miller Road, and fights on Smith Road and on SR 64 at
Barlow Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
Jan. 13, Kimberly Michelle Nord, 40, of 907 S. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with bat-
tery.
Jan. 13, Saul Zuniga, 21, of 1336-12 Fairway St., West Palm
Beach, and Santos Lugo Zuniga, 45 and Amelia Zuniga, 24, both
of 610 N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, were arrested by Ofc. Justin
Wyatt and each charged with resisting an officer without violence.
Amelia Zuniga was also charged with felony battery with bodily
harm.
Jan. 13, criminal mischief on Shelton Avenue was reported.

Jan. 12, Rigo Montez, 22, of 1747 Ratliff Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with battery.
Jan. 12, a residential burglary on North Eighth Avenue, a fight
on U.S.-l7ortb- and burglary of a conveyance on East Orange
Street were reported.

Jan. 11, criminal mischief on West Oak Street was reported.

Jan. 9, Edie Melinda Corbo, 47, of 5009 Parnell Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. At the jail, Dep. Joe Marble detained
her on an out-of-county warrant.

Jan. 7, a theft on North Third Avenue was reported.


BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 13, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.
Jan. 10, a vehicle was reported stolen on Tangerine Street.
Jan. 7, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Jan. 13, a fight on Third Street East was reported.
Jan. 10, thefts on Crow Lane and on SR 64 East were
reported.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WILLIAM LEE, the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 274 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2002

Description of Property:

Lot 8, Block 1, Wauchula Hills Subdivision, as
per Plat Book 3, page 1, public records of
Hardee County, Florida.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
429, PAGE 477.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.

Name in which assessed: KENNETH D. RICHARD-
SON AND LINDA JOANNE RICHARDSON

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law the property described in such certificate.shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street on the 20'"day of FEB-t
RUARY, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 8'" day of JANUARY, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD038XXXXX 1:17-2:7c






January 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7A


WEATHER SUMMARY
Mostly dry, cool evening conditions across the State allowed
field work to progress on schedule during Jan. 7-13. Mornings
were very foggy during the week. Temperatures for the week were
in the high 70s and lower 80s. Cool evening lows were in the 30s,
40s, and 50s. Rainfall ranged from minimal traces to over one inch
of rainfall in Bakef, Levy, and Putnam counties. Elsewhere, most
areas received less than half an inch of precipitation for the week.
FIELD CROPS
Sugarcane harvesting remained active in the Everglades'
region. Potato planting has started in the tri-county agricultural
area (Flagler, Putnam, and St Johns). Rains continued to be needed
across the State to elevate soil moisture supplies. Soil moisture
supplies in the Panhandle and northern Peninsula were rated most-
Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 24 28 19 33 27 15
Short 37 39 35 20 40 43
Adequate 38 33 45 47 33 42
Surplus 1 0 1 0 0 0



PRECo To Break Ground

For New Headquarters


Due to an ever increasing
consumber base, the Peace
River Electric Cooperative
Board of Directors is moving
toward building a new head-
quarters facility in Wauchula to
better serve its members. A for-
mal groundbreaking ceremony
will be held on property near
PRECo's current headquarters
building on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The new building will be
built on Peace River's 55-acre
tract of land located on Florida
Avenue between Knight and
Metheny roads. Future planned
access to the new building will
be from Florida Avenue.
"All construction drawings
have been completed, and
PRECo has awarded a contract
to McCorry Construction to
build the roughly 26,000
square-foot, two-story build-


ing," said Bill Mulcay, CEO. "It
will take about 11 months to
complete the construction pro-
ject." The new facility is
designed to provide for our
space requirements for the next
15 years."
PRECo, a-Touchstone Energy
distribution electric cooperative
headquartered in Wauchula,
provides electric service and
energy solutions to nearly
35,000 member/consumers in
10 Florida counties in central
Florida: Brevard, DeSoto,
Hardee, Highlands, Hillsbor-
ough, Indian River, Manatee,
Osceola, Polk and Sarastoa
counties. Through almost 4,000
miles of power lines, the elec-
tric cooperative has been in
business since 1940 as a mem-
ber-owned, not-for-profit orga-
nization.


ly short to adequate with some scattered pockets of very short sup-
plies. 'Topsoil and subsoil moisture in the central and southern
Peninsula were rated very short to adequate.

VEGETABLES
Favorable weather conditions allowed planting and harvesting
to progress on schedule. In Hendry County, wind and cold damage
on vegetables from the previous week's freeze was becoming more
apparent. Some plantings lost tops but damage was not uniform
across the area. Some vegetables fields were spared freeze damage,
while being severely battered by cold winds. In Washington
County, foggy mornings and mild temperatures were causing dis-
ease problems in cole crops. Vegetables and non-citrus fruit mar-
keted during the week included snap beans, cabbage, celery,
cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, peppers, radishes, squash,
strawberries, and tomatoes.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition ranged
from very poor to good with most poor. Dry conditions had put sig-
nificant stress on cool season forage. The condition of cattle was
very poor to excellent with most in poor condition. In central areas,
pasture was very poor to good with most poor to fair. The combi-
nation of last week's freezing temperatures and lack of rain has
damaged pastures except for some winter forages which were also
lacking sufficient moisture. Stock r onds were dry and pasture was
brown from drought. In the southwestern areas, pasture was very
poor to good and cattle condition was mostly good. Statewide, cat-
tle condition was mostly good.


Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 20 15
Poor 20 15 30 20
Fair 25 30 30 40
Good 45 45 20 25
Excellent 5 5 0 0
CITRUS


Minimal damage was done to citrus from the previous week's
freezing temperatures. Quick moving thunderstorms passed over
the northern, eastern, and central-growing regions over the week-
end. The most recorded rain for citrus-growing areas was in
Apopka at three quarters of and inch, followed by Ft. Pierce and
Lake Alfred at half of an inch. Growers continued with heavy irri-
gation due to extended periods of dry weather. Cool mornings this
month have been beneficial to the trees to harden them for any
additional freezing temperatures. Early and midseason orange
weekly harvest was up to its highest level of the season. Navel
orange and Sunburst tangerines were continuing to come in. Honey
tangerine harvest should be picking up rapidly in the next couple of
weeks. Grove care included some mowing, early fertilizing, irri-
gating, and some hedging and topping. Grove owners continued
their combined approach to reduce psyllid populations in an effort
to control greening. Varieties being harvested included early, mid-
season, Navel, and Temple oranges; grapefruit; Sunburst and
Honey tangerines; and tangelos.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Dec 30 | Jan 06 I Jan 13
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 4,724 5,463 5,941
Navel oranges 57 67 53
Temples 0 0 5
Grapefruit 522 532 717
Sunburst tangerines 115 135 149
Honey tangerines 0 6 16


For the week ended Jan. 9, 2008:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 8,268 com-
pared to closed last week and 7,783 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to pre-holiday sales: slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00
higher, feeder steers and heifers unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:



Slaughter Cows:
49.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 125.00-171.00
300-400 lbs., 110.00-147.00; and
400-500 lbs., 97.00-120.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 107.50-174.00;
300-400 lbs., 97.00-128.00; and
400-500 lbs., 86.00-109.00
Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 43.00-


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Cranford Building Waits For New Tenant


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The vacant Cranford Build-
ing on West Main Street will
have to wait at least another two
weeks for a tenant.
At Monday night's meeting,
the Wauchula City Commission
delayed a decision on choosing
a tenant for Park Place, the
building adjacent to Heritage
Park at Seventh and Main.
A special meeting has. been
called for Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. at
the City Auditorium, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula, to choose a
new tenant.
The commission did approve
a proposed new lease for the
city-owned building and decid-
ed that it was more interested in
a restaurant or retail sales outlet
at that location. Rent will be
$1,200 per month, with a mini-
mum three-year lease. A bond
equivalent to one year's rent
and utilities of about $24,000
and/or a year's prepayment is
also required. Sub-leasing,
building alterations or breach of
contract responsibilities are also
spelled out.
Letters were sent to those
who had applied to rent the
building after the last tenant left
at the end of November. These
included: Tammy Dowden of
Avon Park; Trey Flemer of
Wauchula; Terry Atchley of
Wauchula; Jason 9ray of Wau-
chula; Elsa Lea f Wauchula;
Lisa Joe's BGQ of Fort Meade;
Granny Graham's of Wauchula;


James See of Wauchula;
Desidero Gonzalez and Luis
Penala of Wauchula; and Cari
Cordovi and John Calves of
Wauchula.
Each will be invited to pre-
sent more information to the
city offices before the Jan. 28
meeting.
Also at that meeting will be
possible approval of the final
contract with Westra for land-
scaping on U.S. and Spectrum
for that work along West Main
Street.
The council authorized
Kimley-Horn consultant Rick
Schappacher to get a bid on
Pinehall brick which will be
less expensive but similar to the
Endicott brick used elsewhere
in town.
Another Kimley-Horn con-
sultant Dale Jamison presented
options for bringing the West
Main Street-Seventh Street in-
tersection up to state standards.
Federal law requires two lights
facing each direction, in case
bulbs in one are out. A traffic
study in 2003 brought out the
problem, but at that time the
city decided to discontinue the
Eighth Avenue intersection
lights and did nothing about the
Seventh Avenue one.
Jamison explained three
options for meeting the new
code, but noted however that
although the lights there were
predicted not to last long, they
withstood Hurricane Charley
and s,.;bequent storms.


Jamison suggested the least
expensive pedal signals, one on
the northwest corner with two
lights, lighting both northbound
and westbound traffic and
another on the southwest corner
for southbound and eastbound
traffic. Leaving the current
overhead lights would make
two signals for each direction.
Commissioners decided to
put light posts on each of the
four corners now, rather than
two now and two later.
Alternate plans to take out the
overhead lights were discarded
as it would require eliminating
several parking spaces of both
sides of each comer to meet the
required sight distance on all
sides of the intersection. A plan
for more expensive guidewire
lighting was also discussed and
discarded. The work will be
done in conjunction with the
landscaping project.

In other matters, the commis-
sion:
reviewed briefly the new
Standard Operating Procedures
manual for the newly formed
Building Department. The city
plans to take over building
inspections and review in the
3.8 miles of the city and sepa-
rate from the county providing
that service. A zoning inspector,
Kathleen Whaley, is on board
and a building official will be
hired. Ten resumes have been
received, said City Manager
Rick Giroux.


He presented plans to make
that department self-sustaining.
Commissioners were concerned
that there be a series of public
notifications to local builders,
the county and others to make a
smooth transition.
Giroux said it would not hap-
pen until it was administrative-
ly and fiscally the best time to
proceed. Commissioners urged
that additional funds be set
aside in escrow to ensure "it be
done right" and aim to have it
as a protective proprietary oper-
ation. By comparison, fees will
be about 15 percent less than
those in either Hardee or
DeSoto counties.
approved second, and
final reading of an ordinance to
automatically adjust solid waste
rates annually up to a limit of
five percent to meet increased
tipping fees at the county land-
fill.
approved first reading of
an ordinance to annex 9.8 acres
off Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue between Apostolic
Road and Hyde Street. Owners
Cha Lee and Ka Vue wanted it
rezoned from county R-2 to city
R-3 to give the best possible
density for the property which
they hope to sell for individual
homes or duplexes. The city
Planning and Zoning Board rec-
ommended it be assigned a city
designated R-2 and medium
density, which would allow up
to eight single-family homes or
five duplexes per acre.


Across the road, the Chap-
man Complex and- Hardee
Housing are both zoned R-3
(multi-family) but several
neighbors objected to R-3 zon-
ing for this property, fearing
that increased density would
hazard their children. .
tabled a proposed resolu-


tion for the city to become a
"green local government,"
which could provide eligibility
for state and federal grants.
Commissioners wanted to know
more about its impacts on the
building codes, benefits and
drawbacks and asked Giroux to
get more information.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252007CA00728
B. HUGH BRADLEY, as CLERK
OF COURTS, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TERRY L. LANCE; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through the Farmers Home
Administration, FIDELITY INVEST-
MENT FUND, INC., a Florida cor-
poration; and JAMES E. KERSEY,
JR., and wife, LINDA KERSEY,
Defendants. /
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANT:
TERRY L. LANCE
Post Office Box 956
Bowling Green, FL 33834
Last Known Mailing Address
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for an equitable inter-
pleader 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 &
Burton, P.A., whose address is
Post Office Drawer 1729,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or
before the 15 day of February,
2008, and file the original with the
Clerk of the Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter, or a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.


WITNESS my hand
of this Court on Janu
B. HU(
Clerk
By: (


I and the seal
jary 11, 2008.
GH BRADLEY
of the Courts
Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 252007CA000020
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
1991 TWO DOOR SATURN,
VIN NO. 1G8ZH1475MZ143227
AND $2,339.00 U.S. CURRENCY.
I
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JERRY JASON NICHOLS,
AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN OR TO THE PROP-
ERTY DESCRIBED BELOW.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
in Hardee County, Florida:
1991 TWO DOOR SATURN
VIN NO. 1G8ZH1475MZ143227
AND $2,339.00 U.S. CURRENCY
Has been filed against you by,
the Petitioner, THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, POLICE
DEPARTMENT, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
Attorney, whose address is Post
Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1308, on or before
Feb. 15, 2008, and to file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Petitioner's Attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you.
for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
DATED on January 9, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
1:17,24c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 252007CA000657
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
$2,831.00 U.S. CURRENCY.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CLAUDIA MANCILLAS, AND
ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN OR TO THE PROP-
ERTY DESCRIBED BELOW.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
In Hardee County, Florida:
$2,831.00 U.S. CURRENCY
Has been filed against you by
the Petitioner, THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, POLICE
DEPARTMENT, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
Attorney, whose address is Post
Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1308, on or before
Feb. 15, 2008, and to file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Petitioner's Attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
DATED on January 10, 2008.

B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An Avon Park shooting last
week has the Criminal Investi-
gations Unit of the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office asking
Hardee Countians to help catch
a killer.
A warrant has been issued for
the arrest of Donald Alfonso
Henry, 36. His whereabouts
are unknown.
Henry is a suspect in the
Monday night, Jan. 7, death of
Hugh Andrew Marks, 31, of
Sebring.
According to the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office,
deputies were called to the
scene of a shooting in the area
of Garrett Road in Avon Park at
about 10:41 p.m. Marks was
found dead near the intersection


of Garrett Road and Alabama
Street.
Investigation indicates there
were witnesses to the shooting
who left the area prior to the
arrival of deputies. Some of
those witnesses may be resi-
dents of Hardee County.
Anyone with any information
on the shooting or on the loca-
tion of suspect Henry is asked
to call the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office at 402-7200.
The call is toll-free from
Wauchula; all others must dial
the 863 area code.
Anyone who wishes to
remain anonymous and to be
eligible for a cash reward can
call the Heartland Crime
Stoppers line at 1-800-226-
TIPS. The call is free.
Anonymity is guaranteed.


Highlands Asks


Help In Murder


Area Crash Injures


2 Hardee Men


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two Hardee County men
Were seriously iirdinuren in a sin-


gle-vehicle crash last week in
Highlands County, the Florida.
Highway Patrol said.
Spencer T. White, 21, of
Wauchula, and Christopher M.
Owens, 28, of Zolfo Springs,
both were transported by med-
ical helicopter to Tampa
General Hospital following the
early Wednesday wreck.
Tpr. P. Miller said the crash
occurred on U.S. 27 about
1,000 feet north of Valerie
Boulevard. It was about 12:33
a.m., the trooper said.
White was driving a 2002
Ford SUV south on U.S. 27 at a
high rate of speed, with Owens
as his passenger, Miller said.
At one point, the SUV went
off the pavement and onto the


west-side shoulder, traveling
about 220 feet before returning
to the roadway, the trooper said.
Out of control, the SUV be-
gan to rotate counterclockwise,
crossing all three lanes of
southbound U.S. 27, striking
the median curbing and over-
turning multiple times. The
vehicle continued on, crossing
the median and all three north-
bound lanes of U.S. 27, Miller
said.
At the east-side shoulder, the
SUV hit an embankment, eject-
ing both men, who were not
wearing seat belts. The men fell
to the pavement of the parking
lot at the Kegel Bowling Center.
The trooper said the SUV
came to a final rest right-side up
in the parking lot as well.
Damage to it was estimated at
$10,000.
Charges are pending.


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Special To The Herald-Advocate
The year was 1927 and
Hardee County was a bustling
community. Dixie Highway
had been widened to 30 feet
from the north to south city lim-
its of Wauchula. Businesses
were being built, rebuilt and
renovated.
And the Wauchula Lions
Club was formed.
With 27 members, the Wau-
chula Lions Club was organized
in July of 1927 and a charter
was granted in October. Those
first officers included T.Hoyt
Carlton as president, D.H.
Greer as secretary and Marion
Thompson as treasurer.
It has been 80 years since
that first group of men ventured
out to provide a service to this
community. The motto of the
Lions Club is "We Serve," and


that they did.
From its humble beginnings,
the Wauchula Lions Club has
served Hardee County in a
number of ways. It has aided
the city in cleanup campaigns,
furnished playground equip-
ment, assisted in historic
restorations as well as provided
abaut 55 eye exams and pairs of
eyeglasses annually to those
who qualify.
In honor of its 80th anniver-
sary, the Wauchula Lions Club
will be hosting a celebration on
Thursday, Jan. 24, and the com-
munity is invited. From the
hours of 4 to 6 p.m., Main
Street Heritage Park will be full
of activities commemorating
this important event in the his-
tory of one of Hardee County's
oldest service clubs.
The Southeastern Guide Dog
Association will be represented


and a table will be manned by
the office of Sevigny &
Timmerman offering vision and
eye care services. There will be
balloons and face painting pro-
vided by the Lionettes from the
high school, and there will be
refreshments. Historic memora-
bilia will be on display as well
as informative literature con-
cerning Lions International.
Lions Club members have
been busy selling tickets for the
drawing of either a 20-gauge
Beretta or 20-gauge Browning,
which will take place at 5 p.m.
Those tickets may be purchased
from any Lions Club represen-
tative for $20 each.
Come out to share with past
and present Lions Club mem-
bers and learn more about this
organization that has been a
mainstay in Hardee County for
the past 80 years.


UUUHIbSY I-PUlU
Members of the Wauchula Lions Club circa 1940 are (front row, from left) J.W. Farr,
Speedy Miller, James Cannon, Bill See, Luke Moseley, Clyde Ratliff, A.B. Pearce, Albert
Lane, J.S. Schweigart, Maurice Page and Max Smith; (in back) George McLenden,
Billy McGinnis, W.W. Whitehurst, Garry Gibbs, Russell Farmer, Marvin Stewart, Bill
Lapinski, Bryant Coker, Jonnie Hiers, Finnis Harnn and Fred Pruitt.


M4onica Turner, Se6ring

JUDGES
JANE LONG PIONEER PARK DAYS DIRECTOR
NICK SUDZINA CouRT ADMINISTRATOR FOR 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
SUSAN W. ROBERTS CIRCUIT JUDGE FOR 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND
EIGHTH-GENERATION FLORIDIAN


PIONEER PARK DAYS



A COVER ART CONTEST

The Herald-Advocate is seeking original artwork for the
front and back covers of its annual special tabloid section on
Hardee County's most popular festival. It could be yours!


ADULT DIVISION

F rst place: $200 Cash.
Publication of your work on the front cover.
Your photo and biographical story inside.

Second place: $100 Cash.
S* Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.

Third place: $50 Cash.
Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.

CHILDREN'S DIVISION (AGES 12 AND UNDER)
A week-long pass to Pioneer Park Days, publication of the artwork, plus ...

First place: $25 Cash.
Publication on the back cover.

Second place: $15 Cash.

Third place: $10 Cash.


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1) Open to all ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter.
2) Artwork must be original.
3) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must
be depicted.

4) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker.
5) Art MUST fill an area 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high, including lettering
which reads "Pioneer Park Days 2008."
6) Deadline is Monday, Feb. 11, at noon.

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Make sure the division, name, address and daytime phone number of the artist are attached to the drawing.
Bring entries in person to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, or mail to Cover Art
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Judy Knight Loved Her Family


Judith (Judy) Deal Knight of
Wauchula and Avon Park was a
"very special lady, deeply
devoted to her family," said her
brother-in-law Rev. Ed Sager,
pastor of Highlands Grace
Reformed Church in Sebring.
She was born Nov. 4, 1938,
and passed away Dec. 28, 2007.
Funeral services were held Jan.
2 at First Baptist Church in
Wauchula.
"She believed families were
for sharing. She was a cheer-
leader. Lamar (her future hus-
band) was the football captain
at Hardee High School."
The couple married in 1957.
"She loved her husband, family
arid friends. She faced trials and
heartaches. The Lord gives
power to the weak. Brenda
Gough led her to Christ at about
age 40. She then overcame her
fear of not wanting to leave her
house. She loved to take
unplanned trips with her friend
Sue Jackson. She leaves a lega-
cy of caring for people in need."
Rev. Sager said reading the
Bible "is a great remedy for




AAA Ball

Gets Under

Way
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The AAA squads, also known
as Minors, began the 2008 sea-
son last weekend.
With six teams in the divi-
sion, of course, there were three
wins and three losses.
Getting the first victory under
their belts were the Vols Cubs,
Jack See Construction Athletics
(A's) and the CF Industries
White Sox. Still seeking that
first win are-the Hardee Fire-
Rescue Red Sox, KMW Photo
Devil Rays and C&B Cattle Co.
Yankees.
Saturday play opened with a
game .between the Cubs and
Yankees. The Cubs won 6-,2.
For the Cubs, it was Boonq,
Paris with a pair of scores.
Adding a run apiece were
Hayden Lindsey, Johnnie
Brown, Kimberly Derringer
and Jackson Starratt. Moving
them along but left on the base
paths were Aaron Harrison,
Kyle Hewett, Hunter Scranton
and Jimmy Lane.
Parker Carlton and Landon
Albritton were the only Yanks
able to get all the way to home
plate. Byron Kilpatrick and
Dylan Salas were each stranded
twice and Seth McGee and
Cody Cumbee were also left on
base.
The next game was a 10-6
win for the A's over the Devil
Rays.
Dakota Altman circled the
bases three times for the A's.
R en Olmos and Omar Alamia
'Were twin-tally batters and
Austin Altman, Jhett See and
Marco Briones added solo
scores.
Russell Weems touched
home twice for the D-Rays.
Thomas Atchley, Joseph
Crawford, Sherry Lee and
Blake Crawley chipped in with
a run apiece. Crawley doubled
twice.
In the late game, the White
Sox downed the Red Sox 12-2.
Kyler Caskay put three runs
in the book for the White Sox.
,Cesar Fimbres and Frankie
Coronado added two runs each
and Austin Garcia, Hunter
Bryant, Jordan Rogers, Tanor
Durden, Kole Robertson and
Cierra Lee each put a run on the
board.
Adam Ramirez and Connor
Crawford came around to score
for the Red Sox. Marcus
Battles,/ William McClelland,
Kyle Choate and Crawford also
helped but were left on base.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Judith (Judy Deal and Lamar Knight at the Hardee High
School Junior-Senior Prom in the mid-1950s.

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The Knight family in 1989 from left are Beth, Nona, Lamar, Judy and Dana. The fam- Night and morning are making promises to each other
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Alyson Kelly Celebrates
1st Birthday
Thanksgiving Day was a double celebration at the Kelly house
in Bowling Green as the traditional holiday feast was held at 1
o'clock in the afternoon followed by a first-birthday celebration at
3.
Alyson Nicole Kelly, the daughter of Jim and Courtney Kelly,
was princess for the day with the party theme of Disney
Princesses. A castle cake, baked by grandmother Brenda Byrd,
was served.
Joining in the celebration were grandparents Jim and Jean
Kelly of Bowling Green and Brenda Byrd of Sun City; uncles
Michael, Jeremy and Jonathan of Bowling Green; aunts Tonya
Ford of Lake Wales and Mindy Albritton and family of Wauchula;
great-grandmother Pauline Crowe of Belleview; and several
great-aunts, their families and many cousins.


COURTESY PHOTO
Lauren Lapinsky & Steven Maldonado

Lauren Lapinsky To

Wed Steven Maldonado


Lauren Rose Lapinsky of
Lakeland and Steven Maldon-
ado of Lakeland announce their
engagement and approaching
marriage.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Laurie Fuller of Lakeland
and Ed Lapinsky of Warwick,
R.I. The prospective groom is
the son of Danny and Beulah
Maldonado of Wauchula.


The couple will exchange
wedding vows this Saturday at
the Carver Recreation Center
in Bartow, 520 S. Idlewood
Ave. The ceremony begins at 6
in the evening.
A reception will follow at the
center.
Friends and relatives of the
couple are invited.


NEW PASTOR SPEAKS


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grant-
ham Jr., Sebring, twins, a five
pound one ounce son Richard
Remington Gauge Grantham
and seven pound one ounce
daughter Raina Autumn Brooke
Grantham, born Oct. 11, 2007,
Florida Hospital South Orlan-
do, Orlando. Mrs. Grantham is
the former Brandy Gilbreath.
Maternal grandparents are Jim
and Sara Gilbreath of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are
Richard C. and Elizabeth Carter
Grantham Sr. of Wauchula.
Paternal great-grandparents are
the late Thomas C. and Dora-
Raulerson Grantham.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hines,
Sebring, an eight-pound four
ounce son, Andre Joseph, born
Oct. 25, 2007, Highlands Re-
gional Medical Center, Sebring.
Mrs. Hines is the former Rikki
Galarno. Maternal grandparents
are Richard and Holly Galarno
of Sebring. Maternal great-
grandmother is Sue Miller of
Sebring. Paternal grandparents
are Billy and Lynelle Hines of
Wauchula. Paternal great-
grandparents are James and
Earlynn Demay of Syracuse,
N.Y.
Kyle Lumley and Jesse
Perez, Bowling Green, a five
pound 11.3 ounce son, Caden
Matthew Lumley, born Jan. 1,
2008, DeSoto Memorial Hos-
pital, Arcadia. Ms. Perez is the
former Jesse Clark. Maternal
grandmother is Dawn Clark of
Arcadia. Maternal great-grand-
parents are Jim and Joan Atkins
of North Adams, Mich. Pater-
nal grandparents are Danny and
Margaret Lumley of Bowling
Green. Paternal great-grandpar-
ents are Angelo and Judy
Martinez of Wauchula.

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Bob Collom, the 13-year-old
grandson of Jerry and Margie
Collom of Wauchula, was
recently one of a handful of
young musicians invited to play
in a recital at the University of
New Mexicd in Los Alamos.
Bob played the piano, per-
forming "Just Strutting Along"
by Martha Mier and his own
arrangement of "Whistlestop
Blues."
The son of former Hardee
County residents Brent and
Robyn (Jensen) Collom, Bob
also acts and sings, appearing in
community-theater musicals
and at various churches in his
home of Los Alamos and all
around New Mexico.


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The Rev. Ken Smith, new pastor at the First Baptist Church of Wauchula, spoke to the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Dec. 18 at the Panda Restaurant. He said many people dur-
ing the holiday season experience stress, doubled credit-card debt, loneliness and/or
grief. He wished the members "some good news for the bad-times," compassion,
peace and some love. He said people should share the love of Jesus. Among his Bible
quotes was "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,, but have everlasting life." The club's
annual sporting clays shoot will be held Feb. 9. Pictured (from left) are Charles
Nicholson, Smith, Steven Southwell and Bo Conerly.


Letter To The Editor

Local Woman Blessed

By A Christmas Angel
Dear Editor: There are still people who care angels unawares.
I would like to take this and can show love and concern. I pray that everyone will
opportunity to express my May God bless you. have a spirit-filled, happy and
thanks and gratitude to a com- Hebrews 13:2. Be not forget- prosperous new year.
plete stranger who demonstrat- ful to entertain strangers: for Cora M. Hudson
ed to me the true meaning of the thereby some have entertained Wauchula
holidays.
I was shopping at one of our
local grocery stores and when I
got to the check-out register,the
cashier told me that the lady at C Amber Sasser,
the next register was paying my
bill. you have graduated.
I looked over at the lady, and
she was a stranger to me. I real- We are so
ly did not know her, and when
the cashier tried to give her the proud of -you.
change back, she told her to
give it to me. You Dad is looking
I was so surprised and over- looking
come that tears began to settle down and smiling at
in my eyes. I knew that God had you.
touched her heart to do this for t
me. I went over and embraced mom, rlan & eihh
her and told her "thanks" again.
When I told my granddaugh-
ter about her she said, "Mama,
that was your Christmas angel."


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WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING ABOUT LATELY?
Practice thinking about evil and, sooner or later, you will com-
mit a sin.
Practice thinking about good and, sooner or later, you will do
something honorable.
The thought precedes the deed. That's just the way we've been
made.
Do you know somebody serving a prison term for coveting?,
Of course not. But coveting usually comes before a person actual-
ly seals something.
Before Cain committed history's first murder, he was angry
with his brother. God warned him about those angry thoughts but
the advice was ignored.
The dark tragedy of Hamlet unfolds as the young man in
Shakespeare's play ponders his own destruction. "To be or not to
be,, that is the question." Noble thought? No. A foolish one. "As a
man thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7).
What is the condition of your thought life?
A Christian fights "the good fight" first in his mind. He rejects
evil thoughts when they come. He knows who is sending them. He
doesn't open all the mail that comes to his mailbox.
He knows he is in a battle, so he is never casual about sin. If
something appears questionable, he doesn't try to analyze it. He
cuts a wide path around it.
He runs the risk of being called a fanatic by his peers. But he
is far more concerned about what God may think of him.
"Practicing the Presence of God," a devotional classic from
medieval times, makes the point that holiness doesn't just "hap-
pen." It is given to those who show their love for God by vigilance
and application.
And it all starts in our thought life!


Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

It was a beautiful night, weather wise in Wauchula on
Thursday, Jan. 10. The just opposite of last week's record cold that
hit this area of Florida.
Best of all, it was an ideal evening for music and dancing here
at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center iil Wauchula with many
in-attendance. It was nice to see Terry and Janet Johnston here from
Toronto, Canada, presently residing at the Oasis RV Park at Zolfo
Springs, and Gayle McCollom from Wauchula for the first time.
Also, Jack was back again with the 3-Note Band, after recov-
ering .from his recent eye surgery.
The band opened the evenings events with their standard num-
ber "Memories." Followed by numbers that gave for some fine
dancing.
The band then closed out the first half of the evening's pro-
gram with "Save the Last Dance For Me."
We then visited the snack bar that are hostess had well pre-
pared for us. After break time, we had our door prize drawing, won
this time by Don Ferraro. The band then hit up with its mystery
number "To Each His Own," guessed correctly by Fran Ferraro. '
The band then closed out with Wanda in the lead again on her
mandolin for "Now is the Hour." Our hostess Darlene Henry invit-
ed us all in attendance to come again today (Thursday).


Lady 'Cats Struggle


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson


A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
Do any of you want to live a
life that is long and good?
Then watch your tongue!
Keep your lips from telling
lies! Turn away from evil and
do good. Work hard at living
in peace with others.
Psalm 34:12-14 (NLT)

FRIDAY
Here's how you test for the
genuine Spirit of God.
Everyone who confesses
openly his faith in Jesus
Christ the Son of God,
who came as an actual flesh-
and-blood person comes
from God and belongs to
God and everyone who
refuses to confess faith in
Jesus has nothing in com-
mon with God.
I John 4:2-3a (ME)

SATURDAY
Give thanks to the Lord, call
on His name; make known
among the nations what He
has done . Glory in His
holy name; let the hearts of
those who seek the Lord
rejoice. Look to the Lord and
His strength; seek His face
always.
I Chronicles 16:8,10-11 (NIV)

SUNDAY
But these are written that you
may believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God, and
that believing you may have
(eternal) life in His name.
John 20:31 (RSV)

MONDAY
The Lord created the heav-
ens. He is the God who
formed the earth and made
it. He did not want it to be
empty, but He wanted life on
the earth. This is what the
Lord says, "I am the Lord.
There is no other God.".
Isaiah 45:18-19 (NCV)

TUESDAY
Jesus said, "I tell you that
you shall never see Me again
(on this earth) until the time
comes when you say,
'Blessings on Him who
comes in the name of the
Lord.'"
Lukqe ,3:35 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
The Lord says: Let not the
wise man bask in his wis-
dom, nor the mighty man in
his might, nor the rich man in
his riches. Let them boast in
this alone: That they truly
know Me, and understand
that I am the Lord of justice
and righteousness whose
love is steadfast; and that I
love to be this way.
Jeremiah 10:23-24 (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.

Men are made stronger
on realization that the
helping hand they need
is at the end of their own
arm.
-Sidney J. Phil


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcat basketball
team battled in vain in three
games last week.
The Lady 'Cats have more
opportunities in three games
this week. They were at Fort
Meade on Monday and hosted
Avon Park on Tuesday. Tomor-
row (Friday), they travel to
Sarasota Booker.
The season closes with a
Senior Night home game next
Thursday against Lake Placid
and a Jan. 25 game at Port
Charlotte.
District playoffs are the week
of Jan. 28-Feb.2 at Booker.
The second season began
with a Jan. 7 game at Palmetto
in which four players did not
participate as they had not
attended practices over the hol-
iday break. With only eight
players to take the court, it was
an uphill battle. However, the
girls welcomed back junior for-
ward Sabrina "Noonie". Holmes
from the collarbone injury
which sidelined her for several
weeks.
Hardee started slowly, out-
scored 22-3 in the first quarter.
The Lady 'Cats reversed that
process by outscoring the Lady
Tigers 14-1 in the second peri-
od, being down only 23-17 at
halftime.
Palmetto came back with a
second-half flurry. Hardee girls,
especially Barbie Hinojosa and
Lindy Rossman, played a good
floor game. Hardee just could
not find the range to put the ball
in the hoop, losing 58-34.
Senior center Andrea "Drea"
Parkinson had 10 points and
Holmes got eight, including 2-
of-2 at the free throw line.
Gloria Solis had six points.
Erica Ureste added four, and
Hinojosa and Ivette Cisneros
each two points. Rossman,
Janisha Mosely and Paige
Avery did not score.
The girls greeted the power-
ful 15-2 Lakeland Christian
Lady Vikings last Thursday.
After a slow start with just four
points, Hardee battled back.
"We won the second half by
better defense. I told them the
mental mistakes had to stop. I
wasn't at all pleased with the
first ,quarter," said head coach
Don Gray.
The Wildcat girls held the
Viking girls in check in the sec-
ond half to narrow the score and
lose only by a dozen, 49-37.
Meghan Moore led her squad
with 21 points, including nine
in the final period. Ashley
Wilson had 17, four in the final
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For Hardee, Holmes had a
monster night, nailing six of
eight deuces and a pair of treys
for 18 points. Solis chipped in
with seven, Parkinson four, and
Brandy Crockett, Mosley, Hin-
ojosa and Katie Jernigan each
two points. Solis and Parkinson
each had seven rebounds and
Holmes added six plus a steal.
Hardee played at Sebring on
Friday night. Hardee appeared
intimidated in the Blue Streak
gym. but not ready to give in. It
was a 9-6 first period before the
Lady Streaks added nine points
to just three for Hardee in the.
second stanza. Sebring was up
18-9 at halftime.
It was a similar second half.
"We played good defense. It's
disconcerting to play such good
defense and not be able to
score. We had some bad passes
and Sebring scored on lay-ups
on the turnovers. When we
could set up a play, we missed
wide open shots," said Gray.
In the final score, 37-20,
Whitney Lee led Sebring with a
dozen of her team's points.
Seven other players had 10 or
less points apiece.
For Hardee, Holmes was high
scorer with 11 points. Solis
and Avery each had three,
Crockett two and Mosley one-
of-two at the free throw line.
The other Lady 'Cats did not
score.
The Lady Wildcat JV also
had a hard week. At Palmetto,
both teams were sluggish to
start, although Hardee had had
four practices over the holiday
break. "If we had made 50 per-
cent of our lay-ups, we would


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have won by 20," noted coach
Ken Leupold. It was 5-2 after
the first period. Hardee was
down 13-10 at halftime.
Palmetto got on track in the
second half, while Hardee did-
n't. Jerrica Murrell led her
squad with 17 points, including
7-of-7 at the charity stripe. For
Hardee, Ashley Louis and Laur-
en Moore each had four points.
and LaCreshia Carlton, Tiffany
Prestridge, Maria Avalos and
Carleen Brown each added two
points. Amanda Bissette, Paige
Massey, Maria Ruiz, Lacey
Garza, Ashley Smith and Elvira
Servin also participated.
Against the 9-2 junior Lady
Vikings, Hardee played tough.
Down by five points at half-
time, Hardee fought back to
make it a one-point game at the
end of the third period and lost
by two. "We almost made it,"
said Leupold, hoping his team
would tie the game and send it
into overtime.
The Sebring game started on
the wrong note, as the bus was
35 minutes late and the girls
had no time to warm up before
the game started. "We were
down by 20 after the first period
and played even, 22-20, the rest
of the game," said Leupold.
Courtney Shine led Sebring
with 13 points, seven at the free
throw line. Hardee was tagged
with 18 fouls.
For Hardee, Louis and Brown
each had seven points, while
Carlton chipped in with six, and
Avalos, Yesenia Vargas and
Massey each had two points.
Confidence is contagious.
So is lack of confidence.


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Justice For AII
>- :-/ By Thomas E. Santarlas
Criminologist


TRAFFIC CRASHES
An automobile crash can consist of a minor fender bender to
full-scale wreckage. Either way, no sane person takes pleasure in
being involved in such an event. It is annoying in the least and can
cause significant damage and injury.
After a collision, the emotional state of the surviving driver(s)
can range from disoriented to lucent and mildly perturbed to visi-
bly angry. Therefore, it is necessary to gather your faculties and
remain calm. Once you have regained your composure, it is of the
utmost importance to conduct a scene assessment before deciding
whether or not to exit your vehicle.
Assessing a scene of an automobile crash contains several
variables. As the driver, you must first ascertain whether or not you
are injured and the level of trauma to your body. The passenger(s)
of your vehicle should then be observed for any visible injuries.
Any life-threatening injuries should be attended to immediately.
A phone call to 911 from a cellular phone in the vehicle is the
next crucial step. It is imperative that emergency personnel are
notified and quickly arrive on the scene. They are the ones special-
ly trained to secure the crash scene and provide the necessary med-
ical care.
Once you have completed the initial assessment and reporting
phase, you should scan the area for any possible dangers. This
would include, but is not limited to, traffic congestion, utility-pole
damage, environmental factors and the occupants of the other vehi-
cle(s).
Many certified rescue personnel hold different 'professional
opinions on whether or not to exit the vehicle. Some believe that an
injured person should remain inside the vehicle until emergency
personnel arrive. Their rationale is that a lack of excessive move-
ment will keep the victim from aggravating pre-existing injuries as
well as protect you from possible danger outside the vehicle.
Others contend that if there are no significant injuries, you should
remove yourself from the roadway by either driving the vehicle to
the shoulder or exiting the vehicle and relocating to a safer area.
Should you decide to exit your vehicle, quickly; check on the
status of the occupants in the other vehicle(s) and begin the triage
assessment in order to render the appropriate aid. Once emergency
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Pursuant to Fl St 713.585, Auto Lien & Recovery Experts
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Auction will occur where each vehicle is located under
License AB0000538. Be advised that owner or lienholder
has a right to a hearing prior to the schedule date of sale
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your assistance before touching him. This should minimize the
civil liability should you exacerbate injuries or cause further harm.
An unconscious person cannot provide informed consent and thus
it is implied that he would want emergency medical attention.
Once aid has been rendered to others, go and await the arrival
of authorities by standing or sitting in a safe place away from
oncoming traffic. There is no need to hang around, the vehicle and
examine the damage. You are only putting yourself in harm's way
of becoming injured by other vehicles in motion.
Those people in the automobile insurance industry may not be
too happy to read the next section of this article. However, it is
noteworthy to mention that property damage only equates to mon-
etary loss. It is of no real consequence in the grand scheme of
things that are considered important in life. Your insurance compa-
ny should reimburse the costs of repairing the damage, leaving you
with only a minimal out-of-pocket deductible. Even that is possi-
bly a recoverable expense, if the other driver has been found at
fault for the crash.
Once the investigative stage of the collision begins, people
will ask about the cause and nature of the crash. There are certain
individuals you might consider speaking with and others you
should probably avoid. Unless it is a criminal matter, you should
inform the police about the circumstances surrounding the event.
Never admit fault or give a statement to an insurance adjuster who
does not represent your insurance carrier. Once you make a state-
ment to the other party's adjuster, it becomes a part of the official
record and can be used against you in civil proceedings.
Remember, you are not required to speak with an insurance
adjuster.
Consider yourself blessed if you were unharmed in a traffic
collision. Property can always be replaced, human life cannot.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
there were 38,588 fatalities in 2006 caused by crashes. Bear in
mind that statistic the next time you walk away from a crash and
become angered because your vehicle was damaged. As a survivor,
you were the lucky one!
Dr Tom Santarlas holds a PhD in criminal justice and is an inves-
tigator serving Hardee and Polk counties.


Teen Book Review
By Kimberly Ellis
Students at Hardee Junior High School have participated in Teen
Read Week, and are reading more books '"just for the fun of it."
What follows is a review of a book by one of the teens.
A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY
By Libba Bray
If you like books about magical powers, secret realms, and
exciting adventure, this book is right for you. Gemma Doyle goes
to Spence Academy in London, England. She soon finds out how
to get into the realms between life and death. Before she can use
her powers she has to defeat an evil spirit called Circe.
To find out who Circe is, you will have to read the book! Will
Gemma and her friends survive their confrontations with Circe?
If you enjoy this book, there are two sequels.

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The cre-
ative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes
everything.
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By Joan Seaman


Hey, teens, and parents too, please be aware of using head-
lights on these foggy mornings. Headlights are not for you to see,
but for others to see you. It's hard to see a light gray car or truck
with no headlights in the fog. Let's not have a tragedy here because
someone didn't use headlights in the fog or rain.

Enough said, on to sports, of which there are plenty now and
more coming.
The Hardee Wildcats split district encounters last week, win-
ning over Palmetto, but losing a tough one to Sebring at home.
Fans, come out and cheer the Wildcats when they take on Sarasota
Booker tomorrow (Friday) night. Senior Night is Jan. 29 when
Okeechobee visits.
Girls hoops are having a hard kime. District competition are the
last week of the month at Booker.
Hardee Junior High hoops are\going again after the holiday
break. The younger Wildcats and L dy 'Cats lost the second-sea-
son opener against Lake Placid. This\week they go to DeSoto and
Avon Park.

Girls soccer had a final regular season game at home and then
went on the road to begin playoffs this veek at Palmetto. Results
of Monday night's game were unavailable at press time.
Boys soccer had a mixed week, with a 1-0 win over DeSoto, a
3-1 loss to Palmetto and a 1-1 tie with Frostroof, which is leading
its district. (

In girls weightlifting, seniors Adilene Aacedo and Samantha
Hagans and soph Marissa Shivers have qualified for regional com-
petition at Port Charlotte on Jan. 24, hoping to advance to the state
finals at New Port Richey on Feb. 9.

It's spring and, of course, baseball time. The Dixie tee-ball,
machine pitch and minors teams, also called A, AA and AAA
respectively, are under way. We do not report on tee-ball, letting
those little ones enjoy the game without worrying about the scores.
My apologies to Dalton Kiella of the Tee-Ball Robarts'
Cardinals. In listing the teams and players in last week's issue, I
inadvertently mispelled his name.
AA and AAA ball had games on Saturday. I could not report
on the girls machine pitch division as I don't have rosters for those
teams and had only first names for some of the players. In fairness
to all, I will wait until I have those rosters to report on those games.
In boys AA or machine pitch, the Braves, Devil Rays and
Cardinals were winners. In the upper division, AAA or minors, it
was the Cubs, A's and White Sox getting the first wins of the sea-
son.

On the football scene, several seniors played in the 2007 All-
Star game in Sebring on Dec. 22. Jordan Grimsley helped the
Central team win with an interception and a long run in his stint at
quarterback. Wade Mahoney had a blocked punt and an intercep-
tion. Onel Virgile played defensive end and had a handful of tack-
les. Central beat South 42-6. Tim Grant of Lake Placid was Central
head coach and David Mahoney of Hardee was one of the assis-
tants.
On the college football scene, Jermaine King visited home
recently from his freshman season at West Virginia State College,
where he quickly became a starter at wide receiver, making the sec-
ond-team all-conference and freshman player of the year.

Tennis had a solid time in an invitational tournament, with six
boys and four girls from the high school team mixing with three
community players and the three Leupold coaches, Ken, Barbara
and Jonathan. They played several rounds of doubles, changing up
partners for each round.

Congratulations to marathon brothers Darren, David and
Danny Cole, a trio of Hardee Fire-Rescue firefighters who were
among the 1,800 runners at the 26.2 Disney Marathon on Sunday.
They all completed in good time, about five hours.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail
me at news.heraldadvocate@embarqmail.com with news for this
biweekly column. The weekly sports deadline in Thursday at 5 p.m.
except, of course, for Friday or weekend events, which are due by
noon Monday in order to get in that week's paper Also, news will
be included as soon as time and space allows.


HARDEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority
will hold a SPECIAL MEETING ON JANUARY 22, 2008
at 7:30 a.m. at the Cabin Center located at 401 N 6th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled
person needing to make special arrangements should
contact Betty Croy at the Economic Development
Office (773 3030) at least forty-eight (48) prior to the
meeting.
RICK JUSTICE, CHAIRMAN
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTORITY
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 1:1-c


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Jan. 17 HJHS Basketball Avon Park Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Booker Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer Districts Begin Away TBA
Jan. 18 Boys Basketball Booker HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Fort Meade Away 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 19 Boys Basketball Golden State Away TBA
Jan. 21 Boys Soccer Playoffs Sebring Away TBA
Jan. 22 Boys Basketball Lake Placid HOME 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 24 HJHS Basketball Sebring HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Lake Placid HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 Girls Basketball Port Charlotte Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball DeSoto HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 Girls Basketball Districts
Booker Away TBA
HJHS Basketball Hill-Gustat HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball Port Charlotte Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 29 Girls Basketball Preseason at DeSoto Away TBA
Boys Basketball Okeechobee HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 31 Girls Softball Preseason at DeSoto Away TBA
Girls Weightlifting Avon Park Away 5:30 p.m.
HJHS Basketball Lake Placid Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.


FASTEST FIREFIGHTERS


COURTESY PHOTO
The Cole brothers share another interest beside being Hardee County Fire-Rescue fire
fighters. The trio, older brother Darren, age 29, and twins David and Danny, age 26, ar
into marathon running. They have been practicing for the past seven months, logging
over 700 miles in preparation for last Sunday's Disney Marathon. They completed the
26.2-mile run in about five hours, an exhausting pace and distance. Seen in above
photo with their awards are (from left) Danny, Darren and David Cole.


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Wildcats
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat hoop
squad won and lost district con-
tests last week.
The varsity boys steamed
past Palmetto 76-51 on Tues-
day, but lost 67-74 against a
tough Sebring squad on Friday
night before a howling crowd of
Wildcat and Blue Streak fans.
The split gives Hardee a 6-3
district record. The 'Cats are 8-
6 overall. This week's games
are another district pair, at Avon
Park on Tuesday evening, and
vs. Sarasota Booker at home
tomorrow (Friday). There is
also a Saturday game at Char-
lotte High School vs. Golden
State.
Next week brings a varsity-
only game at home against
Lake Placid on Tuesday at 7
p.m. and a visit from another
district opponent, DeSoto, on
Friday. The season concludes
with a visit to Port Charlotte on
Jan. 28 and Senior Night on
Jan. 29 when the Okeechobee
Brahmans come to town.
District competition is Feb. 4,
8 and 9 at Palmetto.
HARDEE 76, PALMETTO 51
The Wildcats and Tigers were
tied 3-3 early in this game
before the 7-5 'Cats surged to
an 11-3 advantage over the 4-12
Tigers. By the end of the first
quarter, Hardee had a 17-7
advantage.
The Wildcats made that 39-
.22 by halftime. While Hardee
had no fouls in the first half,
Palmetto was called for a seven.
Early in the second half,
Hardee had a 20-point advan-
tage at 47-27, enabling coaches
to get all the Wildcats in the
game. Hardee has only three
reserves, Postene Louisjeune,
Tre' Anderson and Lucas
Juarez. By the time the game
ended, Hardee had Juarez,
Anderson, Nolan Neuhauser,
Louisjeune and Josh Jackson
left on the court.
Senior Bryan Smith, with 21
points, and sophomore Reggie
Baity, with 15, topped Palmetto.
Hardee's twin towers led all
scoring. Arnold Louis had 27
points and Mark St. Fort Added
18. Antjuan Jones chipped in
with 10, Jackson and Juarez
each had seven points, Louis-
jeune five and Anderson, only a


Split District Games
freshman, added a deuce. and St. Fort an uncharacteristic
SEBRING 74, HARDEE 67 12 for Hardee. Jackson had a
It was a classic battle be- half dozen and Louisjeune one-
tween the Blue Streaks, 8-6 of-two at the free throw line.
overall, 4-3 in the district, Neuhauser, Anderson and
against the Wildcats, 8-5 over- Lucas did not score.
all, 6-2 in the district.
Sophomore Joe Young had JV GAMES
become academically eligible The junior varsity Wildcats
and scored the first two points played better than they had
for Sebring. Junior Chris Grubb against either of these teams in
another two points. When the first outing. Losing by 47 at
Jackson nailed trey, it was a 4- Palmetto, the 'Cats played more
3 game. Hardee went in front 6- respectably in a 66-41 loss to
4 when.Jones sa k another trey. Palmetto at home. Myles Wat-
On a St. Fort d ive, Louis re- ers had 20 points for the young
bounded the shot. From there is Tigers, and Quinton Pompey
was a matter of just staying started the ball rolling with a
ahead of the Blue Streaks. Jones dozen first-quarter points.
canned another trey. Arnold For the Wildcats, soph Jarrell
dropped one in with just 10sec- Ellis countered with 18 points,
onds left in the first quarter to some every quarter. Charles
give Hardee a 14-9 edge. Allen added six, Justin Bromley
Hardee hung on to its lead five, Carl Brown four, Scott
most of the second stanza. The Donaldson three, Kyle Bodeck
teams traded leads in the final and Dylan Justice each two and
three minutes of the half but Kalan Royal 1-of-2 at the char-
Hardee came on strong with a ity stripe.
jumper at the top of the key by "Our kids are improving. The
.St. Fort, and a baseline shot fol- final score may be demoralizing
lowed by another deuce by on the scoreboard but we are
Jones. Hardee had a 36-31 rebounding so much better and
halftime lead. cut our turnovers. We are learn-
Sebring changed its strategy ing more and more, said coach
in the second half and senior Rod Smith, who has a pair of
Sam Robinson caught on fire, sophs and 10 freshmen to pre-
almost single handedly outscor- pare for their future on the var-
ing Hardee. The Blue Streaks sity.
quickly tied the game at 36-all Against Sebring, Hardee
and went in front 46-43 by the appeared to forget much of
midway point of the third. The what it had learned, succumb-
teams battled to a three-point ing 63-33. The young 'Cats
difference, 50-47 with two min- played a strong first half, down
utes left in the quarter, before only 15-8 after the first period
Robinson scored three times and 30-20 at halftime. They fell
and junior Jake Russell added apart in the second half to lose
another shot to give Sebring a by 30 points, when seemingly
60-51 lead. Sebring could do no wrong, hit-
In the final eight minutes, ting from all over the court and
every time Hardee would score, forcing turnovers.
Robinson and company answer- "We had a real good second
ed back. Hardee cut the lead to quarter, but then just quit play-
65-60, only to see Sebring raise ing as a team and everyone just
it to 70-60 in moments. was doing what he wanted to,"
Hardee cut that to 70-65, but said a disappointed Coach
Sebring wouldn't let down and Smith.
persisted for the 74-67 win. Ellis topped all scorers with
Robinson finished with a 16 points, but had only six in
game-high 38 points, with nine the second half. Devin Clark led
deuces, a half dozen treys and Sebring with 13 points.
two-for-two at the charity For Hardee, Bromley added
stripe. Moore finished with 18 eight, six coming in the first
points. Five other Streaks had half. Brown had four, Allen
four or less points apiece. three and Donaldson two
Arnold had'a monster night points. Although other players
for Hardee, finishing with 35 got in the game, and did some
points on 13 deuces and 9-of-16 good rebounding and assists,
at the foul line. Jones had 13 none others were able to score.


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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.
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
33 ACRES high and dry located on Nursery Road
with frontage on 2 paved roads. 3/2 CB home
with pool. Irrigation with 6" well In place for a
nursery. $579,000.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Build your
dream home here. This 5-acre tract is the perfect
place for horses or recreational purposes.
Owner motivated to sell!! Reduced!!. Only
$62,500.
THE PERFECT HOME SITE!! Reduced to only
$70,000. This beautiful, high and dry 5 AC Is the
perfect site for your Dream Home. Located on
CR 665 near Solomon's Castle on a corner tract.
Owner says Sell it!!!
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.
OWNERS RELOCATING!!! Must Sell This 3
Bedroom, 1 Bath $50,000. ALL OFFERS CONSID-
ERED.
COLDWELL BANKER
THE ONLY NATION WIDE OFFICE IN
HARDEE COUNTY


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
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.
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.
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Doublewide with carport
and lot, in a very nice neighborhood. $85,000.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at
this 3/2 with an office and game room. This
home Features a large kitchen and Inside utility
room for a Reduced Price of $149,900.

OWNERS RELOCATING!!! Must Sell This 3
Bedroom, 1 Bath, $50,000. ALL OFFERS CON-
SIDERED!
JUST LISTED!!! Nice 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Villa in
Avon Park. Good condition, presently rented.
Need extra income, Good investment. .In walk-
ing distance to town!! Only $67,500.
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND Is located on beau-
tiful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your
own vacation home. Priced only at $125,000.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!

WOW!!! WHAT A HOUSEM!! 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath with 3 car garage, pool, large game
room, 3,414 living square footage Located in Torrey Oaks, this house Is worth every
penny. Must See. $369,900.
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!! 1-7,


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Classifieds


3 TEACHING POSITIONS avail-
able. New Vision Learning Center,
ask for Linda. 735-8586. 1:17c
WOMAtl TO WORK with develop-
mentally disabled females. Part-
time, will work into full-time. Call


Edna, M-F, 8-2. 767-0374
PRE-K TEACHER with
ferred, 40 hours per we
4701.


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


1:10-17c


FOUR NEW HOMES available
from $199,900! Golf course lots
from $30,000 in Torrey Oaks
Hulbert Homes, Inc. Jim Petrigala-
1-239-248-0121 or 1-863-425-
2538. 1:17-31c


4. 4BR GREAT neighborhood,
1:10-17p completely remodeled. Owner
CDA pre- will assist with closing costs.
eek. 773- Please call 863-255-3330. 1:17c


NEWLY REMODELED 4BR/2BA
CBS home in quiet neighborhood
near schools, 414 Myrtle Dr.,
Wauchula. Reduced to $205,000!
Days 773-9684 evenings 773-
3678. 1:10-17c


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



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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
.NfwN ight:shi&,for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
ftui ntl *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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KELLER WILLIAMS.
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Mikey Colding Tanya Dub rly Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor Jj Realtor
(863) 781-1698 (863) 781-3069 (863) 381-2769
An Independently Owned Brokeage


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)yten 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.
S30 aces 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.i:7c
icl:17c


2003 4BR/2B LARGE HOME, 2.5
acre pond, fenced, pole barn,
storage unit, stable, Coop, Ona,
$150,000 mortgage cash contract.
735-9233. 1:3-31 p
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.
12:13-2:14p


1 8-735-02781


LOST JAN. 7: Black/white, male
puppy, w/blue collar, Altman Rd.
767-1359. 1:17p


POP-UP CAMPER for sale, $700
OBO. 863-781-6370. 1:17dh
STEEL BUILDING DEALS Up to
50% off, all sizes available, can
erect. 863-559-6960 www.SCG-
CRP.com 1:10-17p
CATNAPPER POWER-LIFT reclin-
er chair, seldom used, blue, $275
OBO. 832-0764. 1:17dh


DAVID MILLS, OWNER
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Auto Technician


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2002 HONDA SHADOW 750, low
mileage, $3,000. 781-9228.
12:20-1:17p


2005 3BED/1 BATH on 2.5 acres,
furnished, new condition, in the
country on paved road, abundant
wildlife, nice oaks, $119,000. 941-
286-0664. 1:17p
We make a living by what we
get, but we make a life by
what we give.


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We do it for LE$$!

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P.O. Box 1310 Wauchula, Fl. 33873 *(863) 773-4116, fax (863) 773-3737 www.preco.org

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

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

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

Positions


Member Service Representative Linguist


Central District


(Wauchula)


Peace River Electric Nondiscrimination Statement

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

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

Peace River Electric Cooperative is a Drug Free Workplace. All selected candidates are subject
to a pre-employment physical, drug test and background check as a condition of employment.
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Clas sifieds


I BUY, SELL and finance used
mobile homes and MH lots. Call
941-927-8108 or send email to:
AcquiringHomes@yahoo.com.
1:17-2:7c

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CHIHUAHUA FOR SALE, has all
shots, $150. Call 941-744-6585.
1:17p
TAKING A TRIP? Need someone
to care for your pets. Call Lena
206-4794, resident for 30 years.
1:3-31p


BLACK/TAN AKC Bloodhounds,
$800 each. All Parvo. 767-1506,
735-2803. Shots. 1:17-24p
LAB PUPPIES, $400 males/fe-
males, UKC, parents on premis-
es. 781-7968. 1:17p
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


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IN C., R E A L T 0 R
(863) 773-2
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JOEAL.DAN
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOHNH.O'

Monica Reas
(863) 781-0888
See more listings at www.joeldavis.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
CB 3BR/1BA, 1267SF home PRICE REDUCED! 0
in Ft Meade. New shed/work- WILL DIVIDE! Be
shop, fenced backyard, dog high & dry 100 ac
kennel, new kitchen cabinets & with frontage on Olc
countertops. $93,000! Creek Rd. $10,000/ac!
20 ac grove in Villa Citrus INVESTMENT/DEV
w/micro-jet irrigation. MENT! 24 acs w/fron
$239,000! SR 64, W of Zolfo
These three 5 ac tracts in $500,000!
western Hardee Co are ready Come relax on this b
for your new home! All three wooded 52 acs Easy
have paved rd frontage. Listed w/dble rd frontage. SW
for $100,000 each! Owners Co. $780,000!
motivated!
Stellar location! 10 ac Val Great weekend getaway
grove on SR 62 has 6" well, cabin on 22.8 acs of p
diesel power unit, drain tile & land, fenced & cross.
micro-jet irrigation. Also w/4" diameter well. $24
fronts Moye Rd. $150,000! POSSIBLE OWNER I
65 ac E&M-40 acs & Val- CING! Ten 5-6 ac Ho
25 acs grove in SW Hardee available w/some deed
Co has 12" well and new barn. tions. Friendship area,
Extensive reset program. Co. $125,000 each!
Plenty ofwildlife. $900,000.
15 acs pasture & nati
DEVELOPMENT/RECRE- Roomy 2000, 3BR/2B
ATION! 170.8 acs of beautiful w/1809 SF living, 38
pines & pastureland, w/over total w/carport & p
1/2 mile paved rd frontage on Large shed & 18'x40
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR purpose pavilion. $259
64 in Manatee Co. $2,325,000!
Bayside home, Eng
PRICE REDUCED! Private Conveniently located
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag deep-water canal. $800
exemption, pond, some woods,
4" well. Accessed by easement HOMESITES OR IN
from county rd. NOW MENT! Four residential
$160,000! Indian Lake Estates. TI
69 ac Hamlin & Valencia are 100'x218', list
grove in western Hardee Co $22,000 each. One is 20
w/Zolfo soil type has 10" well, listed for $46,000! Golf
micro-jet irrigation, & John community center, fish
Deere power unit. $625,000! and shops!
Turn-key car wash operation Great location! Comi
w/6 open bays, 1 automatic zoned lot with 450' I
wash bay, vacuum equipment, on north end of I
vending. $475,000! $360,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON........
JUAN DELATORRE...,...781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON
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832-0130


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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



LAND FOR LEASE Many possi-
bilities, great location, perfect for
u-pic, 5 acres, 7th, 8th & Melendy.
843-442-7292. 1:17-2:7c


5 ACRES, very private and
secluded, 2 wells, septic and
electric, fenced drive, small
creek, must see, $99,000. 941-
286-0664.
1:17p
FOUR NEW HOMES available
from $199,900! Golf course lots
from $30,000 in Torrey Oaks
Hulbert Homes, Inc. Jim Petrigala
1-239-248-0121 or 1-863-425-
2538. 1:17-31 c


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



PARIKER FILL DIRT


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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TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured

Experienced Tree Surgery
SAerial BucketTrucks Wood Chipper ..
*Stump Grinder Front-End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing
Pond Digging Excavation

Environmentally Responsible 863-781-7027
Randy Garland.
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy G :22tfc







S ..AF"140 S F1 TNSf INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions.com ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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Special.
Tandam AMle Load
(14-i6yards)
$ 1 00/Load
within 5 mile radius of Zolfo Springs
Fill-Top So[l-Hard Pan
HardeneCounty Area only!


Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John D. Freeman


SPECIALS OF THE WEEK
LIMITED TIME ONLY










3BR/2BR CB Home on Acreage in Torrey Community -
Outside Office Building Fenced Landscaped Many,
Many Extra Features. Now $240,000.00









Brand New Just Completed 3BR home on large lot
with carport. Central Air/Heat Excellent Buy @ Reduced
Price of $125,000.00

Bowling Green 4BR/2BA CB Home Screened Patio Fented -
Storage Shed Lots for your money @ Reduced Price of
$146,000.00.
Strong going Business Corner location in Wauchula Includes
buildings and chain link fence Hardee Garden Center All for
$139,000.00.
5 Acres out from Zolfo Reduced $65,000.00.
New home located at 5016 Poplar Avenue, Bowling Green -
3BR/2BA with C/P Excellent workmanship $152,000.00.
On the Golf Course Good deals even if you don't play golf -
Outstanding Community 2 3BR/2BA Homes Restricted -
Located @ 2992 Oaks Bend $219,000.00.
Located @ 2972 Oaks Bend Brand New $199,900.00.

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
fm Our listings are on the Internet.
E."* Anyone with a computer can
OPPO"TUNTY access them anytime!

Contact After Hours
0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours
Daniel Lanier (863) 698-2971 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734.
Noey Flores (863) 781-4585 c1:17c


FOR SALE BY OWNER 1/4 ac.
mobile home lot at Charlie Creek
MH estates on Morgan Grice Rd.,
all hookups ready. Beat the com-
ing impact fees. Only $15,000.
863-899-1714. 1:17tfc
3 ACRES for sale, appraised @
$60,000, asking $52,500. Fully
ready, septic, power. Mobile
home ready. 904-534-2609.
1:10-17p


NICE 5TH WHEEL, good condi-
tion. 735-1302. 1:17p
WILDERNESS CIMMERON 5th
wheel, $5,000 OBO. 375-2960
after 6 p.m. 1:10-2:7p



DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets, 2BR/1BA, $550
monthly plus deposit. 781-3570.
1:10-17c


JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.imseerealty.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. $49,900.
BRAND NEW HOUSE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$162,900
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.
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.
Buyer concessions possible.
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 Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.

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

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.

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

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

Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.
2.9 ac Commercial property
on Hwy 17 Southbound, near
Hilltop school. 240' frontage on
Hwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
cock Rd & Beeson Rd. Sewer
& water available. Hardee
County. $400,000

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

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

COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000

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


Realtor Associates
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jerry Conerly (863)445-0662 f John H. Gross (863)273-1017
Dusty Albritlon (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 l Miguel A. Santana (863) 677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863) 677-1499 | Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
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My name is Max + I am a four year old choco-
late lab! My mom is moving + can't take me along
so I am looking for a new family! I love children
and have lots of energy. I need lots of room to
run + play, a fenced in yard is what I need. I
prefer to be your only pet so all your attention
is on me! If you have room in your family for me
please call my mom at (863) 328-0246.
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DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt Tree Removal
*Stump Removal Dragline .
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay* Top Soil '
Bulldozer Dump Trucks
(863) 735-2415


F- 0- F, Inc.
Crop Dusting

Spraying Dusting' Fertilizing Seeding Foliar Feed
Fire Ant Control Aquatic Weeds & Mosquito Control

Call for an on site price quote.


Dick Weisman *Bus: 863-773-93,00
P. 0. Box 107 Cell: 863-832-0009
Bradley, FL 33835 Res: 863-428-1287


Serving Your Community For 15 Years


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January 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9B


The


Classifieds


WAREHOUSES Several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
73-6448. 1 :17c
WAUCHULA LARGE 1BR/1B
q/HA, very spacious. 735-2626.
k 1:17c
3 R/1BA HOUSE, $750 month.
883-245-6793. 1:10-17p
GOOD NEIGHBORHOODS -
4BR/2B house and 3BR/2B. 773-
0065, 786-218-5250, 786-218-
5236. 1:10-17p


-HOUSE-INCOUNTRY, deep well,
3BR/2BA, large living room, din-
ing room, C/H/A, brick fireplace,
$900 monthly. 863-245-7707.
1:10-17p
HOUSE 1 ACRE in country,
3BR/2BA, fireplace, C/H/A, dining
room, living room, deep well. 863-
448-7503. $950 monthly. 1:10-17p
GOLFVIEW 4BR/1BTH, end
road, safe area, new carpet, big
yard, $1,000 month + deposit.
863-458-0551. 1:10-2:7p


WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
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
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2001 Pontiac
VIN:1G2NF52T61M557633
8:00 A.M. JAN. 31, 2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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3BR/1BTH, central A/H, very spa-
cious large lot. 735-2626.
1:10-17c
WELL MAINTAINED 1BR/1BA
duplex, large kitchen, utility room,
no smoking, no pets, $600 month-
ly, $500 security. 781-1528.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1992 Dodge
VIN:1B7FL23X4NS562226
8:00 A.M. FEB. 01, 2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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l t ^lle t- location onr Westlc Palmelptto behind


Woman's Club. Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only
$59,900 reduced $46,900.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 13.00 sq. ft. Formerly
Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
1 acre MOL zoned C-1 behind ACE Hardware. 1/2 ac. site ready.
Needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
2.10 ares prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.
2 lots, 2 BR frame home, behind Ona post office. $70,000.


APARTMENTS AND HOUSE..
773-p667. 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


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Pay rate: $9.94 $13.70
Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge Depart-
ment. Knowledge of the general practices applied in
the care and operation of a wide variety of light and
heavy construction and maintenance equipment.
Ability to perform preventative maintenance on related
equipment.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
A Valid FL Class "B" CDL is required.
Complete job description and application forms post-
ed on county web site: www.hardeecounty.net. Please
submit the application to the Human Resources
Department, 205 Heanchey Road, Wauchula, FL,
Phone:(863)773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Open until
filled. EOE-F\M\V .c11:17.24c
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SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edu


FULL-TIME POSITIONS
DIRECTOR, NURSING EDUCATION Year-round position
(starting in April) to provide coordination, supervision, manage-
ment, and oversight for the operation of the Nursing Education
Department. Bachelor's degree in Nursing required. Master's
degree in Nursing or closely related field also required; doctor-
ate preferred. Min. 5 yrs. as an R.N. and 2 yrs. of nursing instruc-
tion experience required. Related administrative/management
experience preferred. Current Florida R.N. licensure must be
maintained.
BIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR Tenure-track faculty position to
teach Biology and related courses (predominately human
anatomy and physiology) beginning in the Fall (August, 2008).
Master's degree in Biology (or 18 g.s.h. in Biology and a
Master's degree) required; Ph.D. preferred. Community college
and distance learning experience strongly preferred. Related
field experience highly desirable.
SFCC offers competitive 'salaries and benefits, including
health/life insurance, retirement, and paid leave. Application
deadline for both positions is 5 p.m., Friday, February 15,
2008. Application forms are available in Human Resources,
Building- H-ighlands Campus), at any SFCC campus/center or
on our web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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637 South 5th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office: (863) 773-9902

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


n Certain Income
yIIM Restrictions Apply


Equal Housing Opportunity
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25x30x9-$13,180
(pictured)
20x25x9 $10,125
20x30x9 $11,155
25x25x9 $11,965
30x30x9 $15,205 Other Sizes Available
Built to Meet All Florida Windloads

Price Includes: Vertical Roof with Soffit/Fascia, 2 Roll-up Doors,
1 Entry Door, 1 Window, 2 Gable Vents, "Stamped" Engineered
Drawings, 4" Concrete Slab and Installation (done by others)


FREE INHOMEESTIMATE.
saiSSuRi8A1s'-


877"95!2300
METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, .LL
www.metalsystemsplus.com


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


THE PALMS APTS.

3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,
1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Monthly rent from $595 + utilities

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms at

863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE

Topsy See
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
Just like new 3/2 2001 DW Palm Harbor. Window treatments, all
appliances. 4" well, Ted shed. Limestone area. $139,000. $135,000
Vervic_.2R/ Mobie Home its n 12 acIt.2x32

179,000.
2 BR 1 Bth older frame home. Tongue and groove interior. New roof.
Home in good condition. Reduced $67,500.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $95,000
$85,000.
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. $170,000. $164,900.
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.

LTopsy See, Broker
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873
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Call and ask for. Tito Garay

Office: 863-453-4550
Cell: 863-399*3333 c1l:17p


Lisa's 3721 E. Main St.
(6 miles east of US 17)
Live Bait Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone # 863-773-9466
After Hrs. 863-781-3344
Monday thru Saturday
cnks 7am to 7pm
Minnows. Shiners. 7am to 7pm
& worms Call for Sunday
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azalea apartments

Now accepting applications!
3 & 4 Bedroom dpts.*
Rentalrates beginning at $524 *
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for Qualified Applicants *
*Handicap Vnits /vailable*
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL

(863) 375-4138
Monday Friday 9:00 A.M. 12:00 Noon
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DISTRIBUTION IAENT FOR WAREHOUSE
Position Number: 55010360
Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m
Monday Thursday
Bi-Weekly Salary: $1,100.00
**Salary is Non-Negotiable**
.This position will maintain and control inventory,
purchase needed supplies with credit card or
through E--Procurement, maintain contact with
vendors, stock, load and unload supplies, deal
with internal/external customers and input data
into computer. Required to have Florida Driver
License. Apply on-line via the People First (1-877-
562-7287) by completing a State of Florida online
job application at www.myflorida.com by 5 p.m.,
January 17, 2008, or call 863-993-4634. The
F.D.O.T. is an Equal Opportunity Employ-
er/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free
Workplace. ci :10-17c


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HORSE-DRAWN WAGON


PIANO LESSONS BEGINNING
GUITAR: My students have won
university piano competitions.
Music lessons help students con-
ceritrate and improve study skills.
Master of music degree in perfor-
mance from Dana School of
Music in Youngstown, Ohio. 773-
4480. 1:17-24p
HEAVY EQUIPMENT operator,
over 30 years experience, dozer,
excavator, loader, etc. Full or part-
time. Call Dave 941-286-0664.
1:17p
CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH need
some help reading and writing?
Call for personal assistance. 375-
2070. 1:10-2:7p
FINAL CUT CABINETRY for
kitchen cabinets, remodeling,
refacing, wood, laminate & solid
surface, countertops. 863-664-
9147 or 863-773-5070. Free esti-
mates. 1:10-2:7p


JIM'S LAWN SERVICE
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
7:18tfc


hedging, ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
removal, 119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
ider/grap- Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
ork. Free Section 10 Paragraph D require
5. all ads for any construction-relat-
1:10-2:7p ed service to carry the contrac-
for you? tor's license number.


Overeaters Anonymous every
Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m. Seventh-
Day Adventist Church, 205 S.
11th Ave., Wauchula. 773-5714 or
414-3172 www.oa.org. 1:10-2:7p
MOBILE MAINTENANCE &
WELDING. (863) 781-3546,
Nextel#161*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
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
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
11:8-2:14p
Kindness is in our power,
even when fondness is not.


OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
Ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc


FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8 a.m. 1
p.m., 1305 W. Main St., Wauchula.
Hospital bed, beds, TVs, piano,
furniture, household items, truck
tool box. 1:17p
SATURDAY 8-11, 1410 W. Main.
1:17p
SATURDAY 600 S. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula. 1:17p
SATURDAY 8-12, 1679 Dena
Circle, 3-family. 1:17p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-2, 478
Circle Dr. Household, clothes,
books, misc. 1:17p


933 HEARD BRIDGE RD., Fri.
Sat., 8-5. 1:17
SATURDAY 223 Indiana Ave.
1:17
PARK WIDE SALE January 19,
a.m. ?, Cracker Lake RV Resor
Highway 64 E. Zolfo Springs, i
club house, too. 1:17


Help Wanted
Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
Avon Park
Now Hiring:
Nursing Supervisor Current FL RN License, supervisory
exp. & BCLS Cert. Req.
Clinical Executive Assistant Knowledge of office proce-
dures with healthcare experience desired. Skilled in written and
oral communication and computer literacy required.
Send Resume to: CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon Park, FL, 33825, via e-
mail to hr@cfhconline.org or fax to (863) 452-3011. Excellent benefits,
compet. salary, EOEIDFW. cl: 17,2'4


Health/Disability Services Worker
Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months)
Health/Disability Services Worker needed for busy office.
Responsible for the implementation of Health, Disability,
Mental Health, Dental Services at the center. Strong
communication, organizational and computer skills
required. Must be able to multi-task. Bilingual (Sp/Eng
or Creole/Eng). CNA/High School Diploma/GED and 20
contact hours of formal health related training. Starting
salary $8.56 $10.94 per hour plus excellent benefits.
Closing date: 02/01/08. Send resume or apply at 5115
Mason Dixon Ave., Bowling Green, FL 33834, Tel. 863-
375-2101, EOE, ADA, License #C14HA0511.
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Assistant Teacher
Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months)
Assistant Teacher to work with children ages 6 wks to 5
years in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for
assisting in developmentally appropriate activities and
care children under the guidance and direction of the
Teacher. Preferred: CDA, 2 years experience, and active
enrollment in Associates degree program. Bilingual
(Spa/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma GED and
CDA. Starting salary $8.90 $9.35 per hour. Closing date:
1/25/08. Send resume/letter of interest or apply at 5115
Mason Dixon Ave., Bowling Green, FL 33834, Tel. 375-
2101, EOE, ADA, License #C14HA0001. cI1:17c



Hardee County School Board

Employment Vacancy

Position: Maintenance (Electrician's Helper)
Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Must
be willing to train in the before mentioned trade. Ability to
follow oral and written instructions. Must have at least a
valid class (D) Florida Driver's License.
Salary Range: $22,373 $30,287 (Pro-rated Per Salary
Schedule) 2007-2008 School Year.
Benefits Included.
Contact: Personnel Dept. (863) 773-9058 ci 1:17c


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
This horse-drawn wagon will be on the streets of Wauchula this week advertising the film '"A Dance For Bethany" to
be shown Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Hardee Agri-Civic Center to raise funds for Lydia's House,. a transitional care
home for women in Wauchula. From left are John Vaillancourt, horse handler; Theresia fellows, volunteer; Rachel
Chapa, director, Lydia's House; Mildred Martinez, housemother; Sherry White, founder and president of Lydia's
House; Nichole and Rachel, the first two women admitted to the house which opened Dec. 10; and Sue Birge, board
member. White bought the buggy and horse Johnny from an Amish community in Ethridge, Tenn. Tickets are $10 and
can be purchased in advance or at the event. White plans to take the horse and buggy across Florida this spring to
raise money for an 85-acre ranch (near Wauchula) she hopes to buy and convert for women and children as her
stage-two project. It would cost $3 million, including buildings.
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Judicial Applicants


P Sought For Vacancy
8
t, The 10th Circuit Judicial the past, applications not deliv-
n Nominating Commission an- ered by the specified deadline
P nounces a vacancy in the were not considered by the
Circuit Court due to the resig- commission.
nation of Circuit Judge Dennis The commission's interview
P. Maloney effective March 31. of the applicants is tentatively
The 10th Judicial Circuit scheduled for mid-February in
encompasses Hardee, Polk and Bartow.
Highlands counties. A list of members of the
Applicants for this circuit Judicial Nominating Commis-
judgeship must have. been sion is available from The
members of The Florida Bar for Florida Bar's Web site or from
the preceding five years, must Oates.
be registered to vote in the state For further information, con-
of Florida, and must reside tact Deborah L. Oates, Office of
within the 10th Judicial Circuit the State Attorney, 250 N.
if successfully taking office. Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830;
Application forms for the phone (863) 534-4907; fax
judgeship may be obtained (863) 534-4936; or e-mail
I from the Nominating Commis- dloates@saol0.c6m.


sion chairman, Deborah L.
Oates, whose address and
phone number appears below.
Application forms in various
word-processing formats are
available on The Florida Bar
Web site at www.flabar.org.
The original and nine copies
of the completed application
must be delivered to Oates at
the address below no later than
4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. In

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


DIVORCE

BANKRUPTCY


$69

863-31 4-0846
(non-lawyer) 1,,


Paid Training, Vacations. PTIFT. I
866-749-1415
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Sofa Gallery, Inc.
Stategically located for low over-
head prices. Specializes in fine
leather/fabric upholstry, sofas,
recliners, and bedroom. Style
selection to match the evolution
of your life experiences. Sound
Apologists for Made in America
products..finest craftsmen. Start-
ing prices for standard Made In
USA sofas about $495. Starting
prices of Custom Made 3 cushion
sofas about $1,795. Sales..
direct..no commission sales per-
sons. Service, if ever needed, by
professionals. Solid hardwood
frame & construction. Sedulous
effort's to please every customer.
M-Sat. 10:00 am-4:30 pm
or call for appointment. 385-2324
www.sofagalleryflorida.com
1451 US 27 North (located e
behind Pinch A Penny) Sebrlng;


Lonestar
C0onxs1t8 cLtionl Corl .

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865
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HELP WANTED

Person to work with individuals with


Disabilities.


GED or High


School


Diploma required. Must be able to work
any shift any day. Good Benefits.


Call Betty


at 863-767-8941
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La Oficina De Ruthy

"Ruthy's Office"


Call Today

Office (863) 773-2177

Cell (863) 245-1112

Fax (863) 773-2178

710 N. Florida Avenue, Wauchula

Ruth (Ruthy) Crespo
Mortgage Specialist One stop for all your needs!

OO- O F Notaria Publica Notary Public
Impuestos Taxes
Tax Preparation Immigracion Immigration
oI un Traducciones De Dopumentos-
With This Coupon I D
C I Translation of Documentos
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20 Dd

Durango ith, e,


2Dodge


2003 Potia
thunr
8400 miles


PRESSURE WASHING,
tree trimming, brush
light bush hogging, loa
pie & box blade wo
Estimates. 863-781-2345
IS FOOD A PROBLEM


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January 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11 B


CourhoseReor'


Florida's 2007-2008 orange
crop estimate remained un-
changed at 168 million boxes,
according to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture (USDA)
which has released a revised
citrus forecast.
"After the recent cold snap
that came across our growing
region, we are pleased to see the
continued forecast for a healthy
168 million box crop," said
Michael W. Sparks, executive
vice president/CEO of Florida
Citrus Mutual. "This continues
to be good news for growers."
The 168 million boxes are
made up of 77.9-million boxes
of Early-Mids, 3.1 million
boxes of Navels and 87 million


boxes of Valencias.
The Florida citrus industry
saw a decline in orange produc-
tion from 230 million boxes to
129. million boxes during the
five-year period between the
2001-2002 season and the
2006-2007 season. This reduc-
tion was due in large part to the
effects of hurricanes and pests
and diseases such as citrus
canker and greening.
A 168-million-box orange
crop would represent a 30 per-
cent increase from the 2006-
2007 season. The USDA issues
its initial estimate in October
and then revises it each month
through the end of the citrus


season in July.
In today's revised estimate,
Florida grapefruit, tangelo and
tangerine all remained un-
changed as well at 25 million,
1.3 million ind 4.,8,million
respectively.
The complete USDA crop
forecast is available online at
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Stati
stics_by State/Florida/
Publications/Citrus/cpfp.htm.
Founded in 1948 and current-
ly representing nearly 8,000
grower members, Florida Citrus
Mutual is the state's largest cit-
rus growers' organization. For
more information, please visit
www.flcitrusmutual.com.


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Raul Herrera Jr., 19, Wau-
chula, and Kristen Davina Sam-
brano, 16, Wauchula.
Donald Randolph Wearing,
52, Bartow, and Janice Marie
Wearing, 52, Bartow.
Marco Antonio Marquez-
Vargas, 20, Myakka City, and
Maria DeJesus Munoz, 21,
Myakka City.
Jimmy Darren Breedlove, 26,
Wauchula, and Dolores Eliza-
beth Miranda, 27, Wauchula.
William Brian Shelton, 36,
Avon Park, and Jennifer Hutson
Pelham, 35, Avon Park.
There was no county small
claims, misdemeanor or crim-
inal traffic court last week as
it was trial week.
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Joanie Valdez vs. Edward
Garcia, petition for injunction
for protection.
Frank and Waltraud Von
Stauffenberg vs. Joseph B.
Carter, Mildred C. Smith and
Lillie Mae Carter, damages.
Donna Marie Eures vs. Gary
Lee Glisson, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Kathleen Haggerty o/b/o
minor child vs. Lydia Culp,
petition for injunction for pro-,
tection.
HSBC Bank USA National
Association vs. Roy Rodriguez,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
U.S. Bank National Associa-
tion as trustee vs. Arnesto and
Anita Alamia Briseno, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Sandra L. Clark and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Nathan L. Turner, interstate
petition for child support.
Claretha L. Wilson and DOR
vs. Calvin L. McLeod, petition
for child support.
William Richardson vs.
James McDonough and the
state Department of Correct-
ions, petition for review of
inmate situation.
Daisy Faircloth vs. Robert
Bivens Jr., petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Lori Jean Gagnon and DOR
vs. Elias R. Torres, petition for
child support.
Frances A. Frey and DOR'vs.
Gary Lee Dudek, petition for
child support.
Marylou Lanier and DOR vs.
Stephanie Nicole Adams, peti-
tion for child support.
Marylou Lanier and DOR vs.
Travis Edward Adams, petition
for child support.
Lourdes Rosa Vasquez-
Farrell and Michael Shawn
Farrell, divorce.


Frances A. Frey and DOR vs.
Michelle Deneen Jardine
Teuton, petition for child sup-
port.
The following decisions on.
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Adrian R. Chapman vs.
Trustees of Cathedral of Praise
Church of God, judgment clari-
fying property title.
Sandra Kay Craig vs.
Carolyn Ann Short, order.
Ashley Nicole Neal and DOR
vs. Andre Deshon Blake, child.
support order.
Chase Home Finance LLC
vs. Anthony Alamia, Leticia A.
Alamia et al, judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure.
Kathleen Haggerty o/b/o
minor child vs. Lydia Culp,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection denied.
Toniette Wallace and Robert
Wallace, divorce modified.
Nicole Lynne McConnell vs.
Aminain (Jose) Aquino, volun-
tary dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Ana Libia Anselmo vs. Jose
Luis Cortes, dismissal of tem-
porary injunction for protec-
tion.
Cheryl L. Pieske vs. Harry
Everett Meyer, injunction for
protection.
Kay A. Patterson and DOR
vs. Jennifer Patterson, child
support order.
Helen Rankl vs. Theodore
Rankl, injunction for protection
amended.
American General Home
Equity Inc. vs. Charles F.
Walker et al, voluntary dis-
missal of unknown tenants.
Lorrie J. Ayers and Mitchell
A. Ayers, divorce.
Robin L. Carter vs. Orlando


S. Carter, injunction for protec-
tion extended.
Irene Cruz vs. Leon Palacios,
injunction for protection.
There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week as it was
trial week.
The following real estate
transactions of $10,000. or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of
court:
Kenneth A. and Eileen M.
Lambert to George and Shirley
Fowler, $67,000.
Timothy and Lisa A. Parrish
to Charles Minor and Twylah
Grimes Floyd, $85,000.
Billy and Janice Hill to David
and Catherine Baxley,
$115,000.
Cooper's Wayside Flowers
Inc. to George and Shirley
Fowler, $30,000.
Twenty-Twenty Groves Inc.
to CF Industries, $7 million.
Heartland Holdings Co. LLC
to G. Perry Mason III,
-$1,032,270.
U.S. Bank National Associa-
tion as trustee to Robert Jay and
Lori Jane Powell, $120,000.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007-08 Hardee Junior
High School hoop teams got
back on the court last Thursday.
Unfortunately, the opponent
was Lake Placid, which fea-
tured an unstoppable player on
each of the teams.
This week, the Hardee teams
were on the road. Monday at
DeSoto and today (Thursday) at
Avon Park. Next week is a only
one game, a visit from Sebring
on Thursday. The season ends
with a pair of games the follow-
ing week, Jan. 28 at home when
Hill-Gustat teams visit and
Thursday at Lake Placid for the
season finale.
Girls games start at 5:30 p.m.
and the boys follow after a 10-
minute intermission, about
6:30.


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Hardee girls were behind 2-1
after the first minute. before
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Lake Placid Dragon team
barged ahead. using a full-court
press. numerous steals and fre-
quent Lillman baskets. Lake
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Lillman finished with 16 of'
her team's points. K'unshe
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Artrice Hines and Danely
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Summer Palmer, Kayla Nich--
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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 .................1.. 0:00 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .:..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m

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

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

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


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


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:00 p.m.

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

UNION BAPTIST 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 Scho 1 ................... 10:00 a.m.
Engishg 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
hardce.celebration.org
Sunday ................................ 10:00 a.m.

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (R6barts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service ..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
S 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 .................. 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday ........................ 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.


CHURCH OF
Martin Luther Ki
767-0199
CHURCH OF
OF THE FIRST
807 S. 8th A
773-4576


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WAUCHULA

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting..............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood .......................... 1:00 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 ....................0:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ............1... 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 ........................ 1:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.... .................5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
..................................6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team.................... 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
..................................7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familia y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ...........................6:00 p.m .
M iercoles...............................7:00 p.m .


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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1P & 3"' Sun. Communion .:-0:00 a.m.
2'"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ........................ 1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ............ 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayetf .4. ,?..7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................7:00 a.m.
(English) .................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ................ 11:00 a.m.
(Creole).................... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

TABERNACLE OF


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


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


WAUCHIiLA

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 ................................ 0:00 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. ................ 00, p.,
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.


Sunday Monday Tuesday
Matthew Matthew Matthew
2.1-15 2.16-23 3.1.17


ZOLFO SPRIGS

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

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

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

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

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ................. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship......................I11 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.......................1... 0:00 a.m.
Doctrina ................................11:30 a.m .

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Training Union ..... ............ 5:00 p.m.
Eviing, Worship,. ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .. ...:..7:00 p.m








SOWER




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't take my
life; third, although they took my all,
itwasn't much; and fourth, because
it was I who was robbed and not I
who robbed."
A grateful heart is a glad heart.
An ungrateful heart is a grouchy
heart.
Gratitude proclaims strength and
produces success. Ingratitude
poisons your attitudes and para-
lyzes your abilities.


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A sleeping infant seems so close to heaven...resting with a peace that
is near perfect. As he sleeps so soundly, could he be dreaming of
the angels he's just left behind as he begins the journey of life?
A newborn has a soul not yet flawed by human frailty, a soul innocent
and pure. A newborn has perfect trust that he will be loved and cared for.
What faith!
As you worship God this week, do so with the faith of a newborn,
perfect and pure. "0 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the
earth! ...From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise"
(Psalm 8:1-2). You can trust that your father in Heaven will love and care
for you! *


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January 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3C


1Junior High Boys Vs. Lake Placid


AA Baseball Splits Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Dixie Youth AA (Mach-
ine Pitch) division played three
games on Saturday to open the
2008 season.
Of course, that meant three
teams won and three lost.
Winners were the Lake Branch
Dairy Braves, Rapid Tech Devil
Rays and Rimes & Sons Card-
inals. Still looking for a victory
are the Elks Lodge Yankees,
Wauchula Department Rangers
and Sunshine Foliage Marlins.
Games continue at 5:45 on
Mondays, Thprsdays and Fri-
days and at 7:15 on Tuesdays
and Fridays. There are some
Saturday schedules and a break
the week of Feb. 11 because of
FCAT testing. Visitors are wel-
come at the George Heine Jr.
fields off South Florida Avenue
and there is a concession stand
available.
The opening game at 9 a.m.


Saturday featured the Braves
vs. the Rangers, with the Braves
taking the 11-1 victory despite
having only eight players show
up.
Tanner Carlton had three hits
and scored three times for the
Braves. Leadoff batter Daniel
Obregon, Josh Carlton and Jax
Ullrich each chipped in with a
pair of hits. Tony Webb smack-
ed a triple and Matt Tyson, Tan-
ner Carlton and Josh Carlton
each doubled.
Chase Benton had a pair of
hits and scored the lone run for
the Rangers. Isaac Moreno and
Lawrence Walker also had solid
hits.
Game 2 Saturday was a barn-
burner, with the Devil Rays
eking out a 6-5 win over the
Yankees. It was 1-1 after the
first inning and seesawed, with
the Yankee rally in the final
inning coming up a run short.
William Derringer was the


only twin-tally batter for the D-
Rays. Drew McGuckin, Jacob
Brandeberry, Zack Dewberry
and Cody Vansickle added solo
scores.
Leadoff batter Bryce Hern-
andez scored twice for the
Yanks. Bo Villarreal, Adrian
Deleon and Logan Whidden
each chipped in with a run.
In the day's finale, the Card-
inals shut out the Marlins 9-0.
Leadoff batter Mason Block
smacked both a triple and dou-
ble and scored twice for the
Cardinals. Matthew Laker and
Maddie Garcia both tripled as
well. Putting a run on the board
were Wyatt Keller, Mitchell
Allen, Laker, Andy Garza, Tyler
Zuniga, Nick Nichols and
Garcia.
Zach Macias doubled and
Rene Medina and Zach Rich-
ardson each singled for the
Marlins. Medina was stranded
twice.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Battling in every game for the Hardee Junior High Wildcats are (first row, from left)
Greg Garza, Dalton Hewett, Dalton Rabon and Dylan Clements; (second row) Deshun
Rivers, Murrell Winter, Daniel Boehm and Juan Martinez; (third row) Deonte Evans,
Jajuan Hooks and Dennis Reed.


PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
AND CANVASSING OF THE ABSENTEE AND
PROVISIONAL BALLOTS FOR THE JANUARY 29, 2008
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION
Sealed absentee ballots received prior to Thursday January 24, for the Presidential Preference Primary
Election will be available for inspection from 3:00P.M. until 5:00 P.M. on Thursday January 24; 2008 at the
Supervisor of Elections, 311 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, Florida. The canvassing board will meet at 5:00 P.M. on
Thursday January 24, those ballots will be opened and processed through the tabulator. Tabulation results
will not be released until after 7:00 P.M. January 29, 2008.
On Election Day, January 29, 2008 the remaining sealed absentee ballots will be available for public
inspection from 3:00 P. M. until 5:00 P.M. Immediately afterwards, those ballots will be opened and processed
through the tabulator. Tabulation results will not be released until after 7:00 P.M. on January 29, 2008. Any
late arriving sealed absentee votes will be processed before 7:00 P.M.
The canvassing board will remain in session on January 29, 2008 to canvass any provisional ballots that are
voted on Election Day and until the results of the election are obtained.
"The canvassing board will meet at 9:00 A.M. Friday February 1, 2008 to approve the unofficial results.
The board might need to convene after February 1, 2008. If so, the time and date will be posted at the office
of the Supervisor of Elections and announced at the conclusion of the February 1" meeting.
All meetings will be held in the Supervisor's of Elections office at 311 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, FL.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, these meetings will be open to the public.
NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal 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 rerecord
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

PROVISIONALES REUNIONES PUBLICAS DE LA TABLA DE CONDADO DE HARDEE
SOLICITACION DE VOTOS Y SOLICITACION DE VOTOS DEL AUSENTE Y
VOTACIONES PROVISIONAL PARA EL 5 DE SEPTIEMBRE, 2006
ELECCION PRIMARIA
Las votaciones selladas del ausente recibidas antes jueves ENERO de 24, para la Elecci6n Predencia
Preferencia Primaria estar6 disponible para la inspecci6n de 3:00 DE LA TARDE hasta 5:00 DE LA TARDE el
jueves el 24 de enero.de 2008 en el Supervisor de Elecciones, 311 N. Avda sexta., Wauchula, Florida. La
tabla de solicitaci6n de votos reunird en 5:00 DE LA TARDE el jueves, ENERO de 24, esas votaciones se
abrir6n y seran procesadas por la tabuladota. Los resultados de la tabulaci6n no se liberaran hasta que
despues de 7:00 DE LA TARDE. El 29 de enero de 2008. En el Dia de la Elecci6n, el 29 de enero de 2008 las
votaciones selladas restantes de ausente estaran disponibles para la inspecci6n pOblica de 3:00 P. M. hasta
5:00 DE LA TARDE. Inmediato despu6s, esas votaciones se abrirdn e inmediatamentean procesadas por la
tabuladora. Los resultados de la tabulaci6n no se liberardn hasta dospues de 7:00 p.m. el 29 de enero de
2008. Cualquiera Ilegar tarde los votos sellados de ausente se procesaran antes 7:00 p.m. La tabla de
solicitaci6n de votos permanecer6 en la sesi6n en el 29 de enero de 2008 a lonas alguna votaci6n provisional
que se votan en el Dia de la Elecci6n y hasta que los resultados de la elecci6n se obtengan. La tabla de
solicitaci6n de votos reunir6 en 9:00 a.m. El viernes el 1 de febrero de 2008 para aprobar los resultados no
van hacer oficiales. La tabla quizes necesite convocar despues el 1 de febrero de 2008. Si 6se es el caso, el
tiempo y la fecha se anunciaran en la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones y anunciados en la conclusi6n del
febrero primera reuni6n. Todas reuniones se tendran en el Supervisor es de la oficina de Elecciones en 311
N. Ave sexta. Wauchula, FLUIDO. De acuerdo con la Ley de Sol de la Florida, estas reuniones estaran
abiertas al publico.
La NOTA: la Secci6n 286.0105, los Estatutos de la Florida, los estados que si una persona decide apelar
cualquier decisi6n por una tabla, por la agencia, o por la comisi6n con respecto a cualquier cuesti6n
considerada en una reuni6n u olr, 61 o ella necesitar6n un registro del procede, y eso, para tal prop6sito, el o
ella pueden necesitar asegurar que un regrabe al pie de la letra del procede es hecho, que registra incluye el
testimonio y la evidencia sobre cu6l la apelaci6n se deber6 ser basada.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Elecciones 1:17c







4C The Herald-Advocate, January 17, 2008


Pat Williams Speaks On Teamwork To

Peace River Valley Citrus C rowers


-The Peace River Valley Cit-
rus Growers Association held
its annual membership meeting
Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Hardee
Agri-Civic Center with Orlando
Magic senior vice president Pat
William,s as guest speaker.
A barbecue pork and chicken
dinner was served. Barbara
Carlton, executive director of
PRVCGA, said the organization
has not raised dues in 14 years.
She urged growers to be famil-
iar with worker protection stan-
dards and be ready for inspec-
tion. CDs are available to mem-
bers for $25. The Lakewood
Ranch High School Future
Farmers of America served the
dinner.
Board president Rowdy
Bateman said he has enjoyed
serving the association. Joe L.
Davis, Bobby Krause and Hugh
Taylor had words of praise for
PRVCGA which helps citrus
growers in the area on many
wide-ranging issues such as
marketing, labor, water, govern-
ment, and environment.
Williams, who helped found


the Magic in 1987, has lived in
Winter Park 22 years and has
three orange trees and two
grapefruit trees in his yard. Hr:
and his wife Ruth are parents c;
19 children, with 14 of them
being adopted from four coun-
tries. The children range in age
from 20 to 34. He is an Army
veteran and former professional
baseball player. He has a four-
year degree from Wake Forest
University, a master's from
Indiana University, and a doc-
torate in humane letters from
Flagler University.
The top sponsor of the even-
ing was Farm Credit Service.
Gold sponsors were Peace
River Citrus Products, Tropi-
cana and TRB Groves. Silver
sponsors were Bayer Crop
Science, Bright Hour Ranch,
Cutrale Citrus Juices USA,
Florida Department of Citrus,
First State Bank of Arcadia,
Wauchula State Bank, Syn-
genta, Valencia Harvesting, and
Florida Citrus Mutual.
Bronze sponsors were Carden
and Associates, H2A USA,


Pat Williams with Bruce Durrance.


GOWAN Company, Monsanto,
Helena Chemical, and Stallings
Crop Insurance. Juice sponsor
was Joshua Citrus.
Williams, author of several
books, spoke about teamwork.
He said redwood trees have
shallow roots but link with
each other, and trees can grow
300 feet high, with 44-feet
diameters and can live for cen-
turies.
Williams, with 54 years expe-
rience in teams, said there are
eight qualities of great teams.
1.) Outstanding talent.
UCLA basketball coach John
Wooden won 10 NCAA titles in
12 years. Be creative, imagina-
tive, hire slowly and fire quick-
ly if in business.
2.) Outstanding leadership.
Great leaders, like Wooden,
Vince Lombardi, Pat Summit
and Red Fluerback, have vision,
communicate effectively, have
people skills, character, compe-
tence, boldness, have a serving
heart, and are lifelong teachers,
learners and readers.
3.) Totally committed. To


each other, to the highest level
of quality, to competition and
winning. New England Patriots
coach Bill Bellichick said a
quarterback's job is to win
games.
4.) Passionate about what
they do. Michael Jordan ex-
celled in practice with the Chi-
cago Bulls as well as in games.
Love what you are doing.
5.) Always thinking.
TEAMS means "Together,
Everybody Achieves More
Successfully."
6.) Empower each other.
Root for each other, encourage,
edify, uplift, in words and
thoughts. The human tongue is
very powerful and should be
used in the right way.
7.) Respect each other. That
leads to trust, loyalty, love and
friendship.
8.) Character counts. Be
honest, have integrity, work
hard, persevere, take responsi-
bility and have courage.
"Quitting is a permanent solu-
tion to a temporary problem."


Bobby Hanchey and Pat Williams.


Hugh Taylor


Joe L. Davis


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A trio of girls qualified on
Saturday to advance to the re-
gional competition in two
weeks.
"The girls will be working
hard for the next couple of
weeks," said coach Jan Brutus,
who will take her charges to the
Travis Todd Invitational at
Avon Park on Jan. 31.
Before that, there is the re-
gional competition at Port
Charlotte on Jan. 24, for which
seniors Adilene Macedo and
Samantha Hagans and soph
Marissa Shivers have qualified.
The state finals are Feb. 9 at
Pine Ridge High in New Port
Richey.
The teams actually had two
meets in the last week. Last
Tuesday, a shortened squad of
only seven girls went to
LaBelle, with Lake Placid and
Sebring also attending the meet.
"As a team we did not place
high because of the limited
number of participants. I am
proud of those that went and put
forth so much effort. Some of
my lifters are softball players
and are surprised as to how
much farther they are able to
throw the ball. Being on the
girls weightlifting team is a
great way to condition for other
sports as well as meet new
friends and have fun. It also
looks good on the college appli-
cation to be a member of the
girls weightlifting team," com-
mented Brutus.
She noted that four of :those
who went to 'the LaBelle meet,
had personal bests. Hagans
went up five pounds in her


bench press, while three others
improved in the clean and jerk.
Freshman Desarea Newcomb
improved 10 pounds on that lift,
senior Katie Bryan added five
pounds and Shivers went up 10
pounds.
Among the top three and win-
ning a trip to regionals were
Hagans, Macedo and Shivers.
Hagans was second in the 101
class with a 130-pound total.
Macedo was second in the 183-
division with a 135 total and
Shivers, nursing an injured
hand, still placed third in the
199 division with a total of
205.
While Brutus looks forward
to the competition for her girls,
"they are like the daughters I
never had. They are a wonder-
ful group that support one
,another and have a great time
together. All of them improved
as lifters and all-around ath-
letes."
The Travis Todd will be the
final meet for seniors Macedo,
Hagans, Nicole Bromley and
Bryan. Expected to return are
juniors Alivia Daniels and
Ashley Rigney, sophs Shivers,
Paige Clark, Selina Mancillas,
Brianna Nellis and Charity
Webb, and frosh Newcomb and
Emily Starratt.
Hardee is in the huge Section
8, along with Avon Park, Bra-
denton, Bayshore, Sarasota
Booker, Braden River, Char-
lotte, DeSoto, LaBelle, Lake
Placid, Lakewood Ranch,
Lemon Bay, Manatee, North
Pirt, .Palmetto, Port Charlotte,
Sanasota Riverview,' Sarasota,
Seb'ring, Bradenton Southeast
and Venice.


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Pat Williams and Ben Albritton.


Pat Williams and Tanya Royal. Barbara Carlton and Pat Williams.


Pat, Charles and Denise Grimsley.


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and presently lives in Melbourne. He is a retired colonel from the
Air Force and served during World War II, the Korean Conflict and
also in Vietnam. He donated two paper instruments dated 1946 and


CREWS GROCERY
It's hard to believe that yet another year has passed. We hope
this new year will bring some new adventures and memories to all
of yo in Hardee County. That's exactly what we are looking for-
wardto at Cracker Trail Museum. New and exciting things are
happening, and we invite you to be a part of them.
The museum held its holiday open house on Dec. 21, and
about 100 people came to view the old-fashioned decorations that
were scattered throughout. A miniature New England village rest-
ed at the base of a huge brown "mountain" which, prior to
Thanksgiving, was actually Maxine, resident black bear of the
museum. Thanks to tarps, boxes and hay bales, the bear was con-
cealed and a mountain formed. Moss was added, artificial snow
was sprayed on and, finally, strands of lights covered the new
"mountain" where the village gently curved around, complete with
people, sleds, farm animals and even a Salvation Army band.
Nearby, Santa sat in his red sleigh with his faithful reindeer,
Rudolph, at the front and a mischievous elf hanging on for dear life
at the rear. Miniature needlework houses were located throughout
the case room and snowflakes hung from the ceiling, lightly touch-
ing our guests' heads as they walked beneath them. Candles flick-
ered and the smell of pinecones permeated the air. A train circled
the brightly decorated tree in the lobby while visitors caught a
glimpse of "Miracle on 34th Street" on a TV monitor.
Spessard Stone was available to sign copies of his new book,
"Hardee County Its Heritage and People" while our guests min-
gled and enjoyed refreshments.
Numerous paintings by Louise Weis were also on display.
Weis was recently named Artist of the Month by the Highlands Art
League.

Cracker Trail Museum is looking forward to this new year and
plans are being made to expand programs for the community. We
invite you to come browze the historical items the citizens of
Hardee County have so generously donated for our continued plea-
sure and education.
The museum has had many calls and visits from individuals
interested in donating items for the addition, and we are excited
with the response from the public. The added space will enable us
to expand our collections and include eras that are also as mean-
ingful to our heritage as the pioneer days.
Just before Christmas, we had a visit from two previous
Hardee County residents who were interested in donating items rel-
ative to their military backgrounds.
Donell Mathews graduated from Hardee High School in 1944


COURTESY PHOTOS
Jean and John Burton were among the many visitors to
the Christmas Open House. Vintage decorations were
mixed in with the exhibits.


Patricia Wilson, the daughter of former Hardee County
sheriff Newton Murdock, buys a copy of Spessard
Stone's book as a Christmas present for her father.


1948 pertaining to his "Air Corps" and "Air Force" appointments
to master sergeant and warrant officer. He also donated two
engraved Zippo lighters that he carried with him during the Korean
Conflict as well as his flight suit and flight bag used during World
War II.
Donell was accompanied by Todd Silverman, who graduated
from Hardee High School in 1944 and now lives in Miami. Todd is
the son of Isador and Alta Silverman, and his dad served as trea-
surer of Wauchula's Chamber of Commerce in 1927. Todd served
in the Navy during World War II, and donated a number of pictures
and personal history relative to his military, experiences.
Cracker Trail Museum is more than a pioneer museum. It is a
museum that preserves all of Hardee County's history from those
early years, through the industrial age, through the wartime years
and through the present.
We welcome all of your treasured items, and especially those
that will expand the educational realms of what we pow hold.
Many of our citizens can trace their ancestors to the War Between
the States or the Spanish American War. Even t, the present, there
are military items you may have that represent those ancestors' or
family members' service to their country. Won't\you consider
Cracker Trail Mu 'um as the keeper of these important times in
our history? Won' you contact us and let us display this military
memorabilia for fut re generations to enjoy and learn from?
Donell Mathew and Todd Silverman are proud of Hardee
County, and even though they are no longer residents here, they
wished for even anothe item to be donated in their honor. Before
he left town, Todd visited the museum one more time and pur-
chased Spessard Stone's 'new book "Hardee County It's
Heritage and People" as a gift o the museum from him and Donell.
This book is in our library and will be used for future research pro-
jects.
Cracker Trail Museum is gratefulfor all of you who remem-
ber us with your donations. Please consi er sharing some of your
memories with us.

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all com-
pact.


HaSa acien W.a- Shelp.
We workB wiuthf fallMli insrace copanies


GOT A QUARTER?
It was a rare evening. .. meaning that I was going to be home
alone for the first time since the holidays began. It was New Year's
Eve, Jenny was having snowball fights in.Wisconsin and Jillian
was at work until 11 p.m.
Before you go feeling sorry for me, let me remind you that I
-have spent the last decade of my life raising kids and cleaning
.' house and planning family functions. To me, one night in peace and
quiet, with complete control of the remote and first choice of any
seat in the house, was like a belated Christmas present.
I stopped at a little deli on myway home from work and
ordered a meal to take home with me.
"That'll be $6.75, and it'll be about 15 minutes," the waitress
said.


"Want' me to pay you now'?"
"Nah ... you can pay when it's ready."
Lacking anything else to occupy my time, I set about trying to
kill a quarter-hour by reading through the standard pile of free
magazines on a little rack by the door.
An older gentleman came in and picked up an order of Buffalo
wings. A woman, clearly dressed for a party, came in, perused the
menu, wrinkled her nose, and left. A raucous group of six teenagers
came in and occupied a table near the door. Behind the counter, a
radio belted out '60s rock music.
I ran out of reading material in roughly three minutes. Having
another 12 to go, I got up and began wandering around. I had a
brief tense moment where I wondered exactly how much cash I had
on me. There's nothing more embarrassing than not having enough
money to pay when the time comes. I reached in my pocket and
pulled out seven ones, three quarters and a penny. No problem, I
was fine.
On the counter was one of those little standing donation cards
for Muscular Dystrophy. The card had a picture of a child in a
wheelchair on it, and a headline that proclaimed "Your Quarters
Can Make a Difference."
Well, shoot, I had three quarters just lying there in my pocket
with nothing better to do, so I took them out and slipped them in
three available little pockets in the card. Then I dropped the penny
in the "take one, or leave one" tray.
A young man came in and ordered a combination platter for
two, to go. We nodded at each other, and then, there was the wait-
ress, sliding my order across the counter ... I was almost home.
"That'll be $7.21," she said.
"Huh? You said $6.75 earlier."
"I forgot about tax," she replied, having no idea the conundrum
she had just put me in.
As I saw it, I had only one option. Feeling like the lowest crea-
ture on earth-, I reached for one of the quarters I had just put in one
of the little pockets. There was an audible gasp from the waitress.
The group of teenagers at the nearby table fell silent as every pair,
of eyes turned on me with reproach. The young man who was wait-
ing for the to-go order leaned around to get a better look at what I
was up to, and then frowned and shook his head.
"Hey . I put three quarters in there not two minutes ago," I
said to nobody in particular. The waitress' eyes said she wasn't buy-
ing it. The teenagers were snickering.
"If you'd have told me the right amount to begin with this
wouldn't have happened," I said to the waitress.
I slapped the quarter on the counter and then reached for the
penny I had dropped in the "take one, leave one tray," and put it
with the quarter.
"You can give me a nickel back," I muttered, daring anyone to
say anything.
The young man was looking down his nose at me.
"At least I donated 50 cents," I said, still trying to redeem
myself, and then slunk out of the deli, vowing never to return.
As I passed the large picture window I glanced in and saw the
young man take change out of his pocket and begin to stuff quar-
ters indignantly into the donation card. He was soon joined by two
of the teenagers, who, shaking their heads, added more change. The
waitress slid several coins across the counter. It was clear that they
had made up their minds to replace what I had "stolen" and then
some.
With my face burning, I drove home.
By the time I pulled in the yard I was over it. Sure, it had been
humiliating. But in the long run children who need the help bene-
fited and, honestly, a little embarrassment was a small enough price
to pay.


Author Spessard Stone (left) signed copies of his book,
"Hardee County Its Heritage and People," during the
open house. Here, he is seen with Gary Delatorre and
Dawn Atkinson-Jones.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISON
Case No. 252007CP000130
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
LEWIS G. NEELEY a/k/a
Lewis George Neeley,

DECEASED. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the Estate
of Lewis G. Neeley, deceased, File
Number 252007CP000130 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
PO Box 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The estate is testate and
the date of the decedent's will is
August 5,1997. The name and
address for the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Re-
presentative's Attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy this
Notice is served must file objec-
tions that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this- Court by filing
a petition or other pleading
requesting relief with this Court, in
accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this Notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 10, 2008.


Personal Representative
Dawn April Sumner
8320 SR 60, East
Bartow, Florida 33830
Attorney for
Representative
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Es
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar# 222208


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1:10,17c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 252007CP000136
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
Pamela Clare Bladen,
Deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Pamela Clare Bladen, deceased
whose date of death was April 18,
2007, and whose social security
nTumber is is
pending in the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the physical address of
which is 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 and
whose mailing address is P.O.
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
3373. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representatives
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this notice is January 10, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Ralph M. Bladen
319 North Manatee Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Connie L. Collins
FLORIDA BAR NO.: 0813427
Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., PA.
124 North Brevard Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266
Telephone (863) 494-4323
1:10,17c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 252007CA000667

Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company, as Trustee for Long
Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-
WL3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Todd G. Morey and Elizabeth L.
Morey, his wife; Washington
Mutual Bank Successor In inter-
est to Long Beach Mortgage
Company; Unknown Parties in
Possession #1; Unknown Parties
in Possession#2; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by,
throughl-under and gainsLt he
above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, or Other Claimants

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO-
SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO:
Todd G. Morey; ADDRESS
UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1150 South
Floida Avenue, Wauchula, FL
33873 and Elizabeth L. Morey;
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
IS: 1150 South Florida Avenue,
Wauchula, FL 33873
Residence unknown, if liv-
ing, including any un-
known spouse of the said
Defendants if either has
remarried and if either or
both of said Defendants are
dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, gran-
tees, assignees, creditors,
lienors, and trustees, and all
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against
the named Defendant(s);
and the aforementioned
named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants and
such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants as
may be infants, incompe-
tents or therwise not sul
juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing real property, lying and
being and situated in Hardee
County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows:

THE SOUTH 1/4 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST_ 1/4 OF NE_ 1/4 OF
SW 1/4 SECTION 9, TOWN-
SHIP 94 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; SUBJECT TO
STATE ROAD RIGHT-OF-
WAY AS RECORDED IN O.R.
BOOK 227 PAGE 432, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 1150
South Florida Avenue, Wauchula,
FL 33873.
This action has been filed against
you and your are required to serve
a copy of your written defense, if
any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose
address is 10004 N. Dale Mabry
Highway, Suite 112, Tampa, FL
33618 within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this notice
and file the original with the clerk
of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately there after; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint. Respond by Feb. 8,
2008.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on the 4th day of
January, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Circuit and County Courts
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE
COURT ADMINISTRATION, (863)-
534-4488 WITHIN 2 WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA
RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8770.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISON
Case No. 252007CP134
,IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JAMES ALFRED ROGERS,

DECEASED. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the Estate
of James Alfred Rogers,
deceased, File Number
252007CP134 is pending In the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is PO Box 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
estate is testate and the date of
the decedent's will is April 28,
2004. The name and address for
the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
Attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy this
Notice is served must file objec-


tions that challenge the
the will, the qualification
personal representative,
jurisdiction of this Coui
a petition or other
requesting relief with thi
accordance with the
Probate Rules, WITHII
MONTHS AFTER THE
SERVICE OF A COPY
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the
and other persons havi
or demands against d
estate, including unmati
tingent or unliquidated c
whom a copy of this
served must file their cl
this Court WITHIN THE I
THREE MONTHS AF'
DATE OF THE FIRST P
TION OF THIS NOTICE
TY DAYS AFTER THE
SERVICE OF A COPY
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of
dent and other person
claims or demands ac
decedent's estate includ
tured, contingent or un
claims must file their cl
this court WITHIN
MONTHS AFTER THE
THE FIRST PUBLICA
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS
FILED WILL BE FO
BARRED.

The date of the first p
of this Notice is January

Personal Representative
Gail Rogers Smith
1886 Dansby Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873
Steve Alfred Rogers
5565 Highway 17 South
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Attorney for
Representative
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Es
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar# 222208


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLO
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 252007CP00
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JOSEPH BENEDICT CIRK
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITC
The administration of th
of JOSEPH BENEDICT
deceased, File
252007CP000131, is per
the Circuit Court for
County, Florida, Probate I
the address of which is 4
Main Street, Wauchula, F
The names and addresse
personal representative
personal representative's
are set forth below.
All creditors of the deceit
other persons having cl
demands against dec
estate, Including unmatur
tingent or unliquidated cli
whom a copy of this n
served must file their cla
this court WITHIN THE U
3 MONTHS AFTER THE D
THE FIRST PUBLICAT
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
THE DATE OF SERVIC
COPY OF THIS NOTI
THEM.
All other creditors of th
dent and other persons
claims or demands again
dent's estate, including
tured, contingent or unlic
claims, must file their cla
this court WITHIN 3 N
AFTER THE DATE OF TH
PUBLICATION OF THIS Ni
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILE
BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of first public
this notice is January 10,

Personal Representative:
MARGARET STEVENS
12614 LANGSTAFF DRIVE
WINDERMERE, FL 34786
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JANE M. HANCOCK
FLORIDA BAR NO.: 34100
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III,P
202 West Main Street, Sui
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone (863) 773-0500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRC
AND FOR HARDEE CO
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISOI
Case No. 252007CP


IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CATHERINE JANIECE RO

DECEASED. /

NOTICE TO CREDITOR
NOTICE OF ADMINISTER
(Testate)
The administration of th
of Catherine Janiece
deceased, File
252007CP133 Is pending
Circuit Court for Hardee
Florida, Probate Divisi
address of which is PO B
Wauchula, Florida 338
estate is testate and the
the decedent's will is
2004. The name and adc
the Personal Representa
the Personal Represe
Attorney are set forth bele
ALL INTERESTED PERSC
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a c
Notice is served must fil
tions that challenge the v
the will, the qualification
personal representative,
jurisdiction of this Court
a petition or other
requesting relief with this
accordance with the
Probate Rules, WITHIN
MONTHS AFTER THE D


validity of
ins of the
venue, or
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pleading
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Florida
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DATE OF
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decedent
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The hosts on Jan. 9 were
Richard and Jett Brayton,
Shirley Glessner and Joy Beck-
ley. Don Smith led the U.S.
Pledge, Bernice English led the
Canadian Pledge and Don
Merillat led the prayer. The
50/50 winners were Ralph and
Nancy King. Sondra and
Harold Brown, Harold and
Betty Johnson and Jack and
Bert Elofson.


the dece- SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
is having NOTICE ON THEM.
against the All creditors of the decedent
ing unma- and other persons having claims
liquidated or demands against decedent's
aims with estate, including unmatured, con-
THREE tingent or unliquidated claims, on
DATE OF whom a copy of this Notice is
TION OF served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
NOT SO THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
)REVER DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
ublication SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
10, 2008. NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
Personal THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
squire FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 10, 2008.


1: 10,17c Personal Representative
Gail Rogers Smith
OF THE 1886 Dansby Road,
CUIT Wauchula, FL 33873
)RIDA
Steve Alfred Rogers
5565 Highway 17 South
)0131 Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

Attorney for Personal
uA, Representative
/ Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
)RS Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, FL 33831
ie estate (863) 533-7117
CIRKA, Florida Bar# 222208
Number 1:10,17c
ending in
Hardee IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
Division, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
t17 West
L 33873. AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
Ds of the FLORIDA
and the PROBATE DIVISON
attorney Case Nq,,252007.RP00129

IN RE: THEESTATE OF
dent and LILLIAN M. CLAUSER a/k/a
[aims or
cedent's Lillian Marie Clauser, a/k/a,
red, con- Peggy Clauser,
aims, on
notice Is DECEASED. /
Ims with
WATER OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
)ATE OF NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
ION OF
S AFTER (Testate)
E OF A The administration of the Estate
ICE ON of Lillian M. Clauser, deceased,
File Number 252007CP000129 is
ie dece- pending in the Circuit Court for
; having Hardee County, Florida, Probate
st dece- Division, the address of which is
I unma- PO Box 1749, Wauchula, Florida
quidated 33873. The estate is testate and
ims with the date of the decedent's will is
MONTHS
E FIRST July 31,1997. The name and
OTICE. address for the Personal
Representative and the Personal
ED WILL Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
ation of NOTIFIED THAT:
2008. All persons on whom a copy this
Notice is served must file objec-
tions that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court by filing
a petition or other pleading
requesting relief with this Court, in
2 accordance with the Florida
.A. Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE
te 103 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
1:10,17c All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
OF THE or demands against decedent's
UIT IN estate, including unmatured, con-
UNTY, tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this Notice is
N served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
133 THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
)GERS, TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
S AND All other creditors of the dece-
IATIN dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate including unma-
he Estate tured, contingent or unliquidated
Rogers, claims must file their claims with
Number this court WITHIN THREE
g in the MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
County, THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
ion, the THIS NOTICE.
1ox1749, ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
73. The FILED WILL BE FOREVER
date of BARRED.
April 28,
dress for The date of the first publication
itive and of this Notice is January 10, 2008.
native's
ow. Personal Representative
)NS ARE Iolani Sparks
475 North Oak Avenue
copy this Bartow, Florida 33830
le objec-
alidity of Attorney for Personal
is of the Representative
venue, or Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
by filing Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
pleading Post Office Drawer 30
Court, in Bartow, FL 33831
Florida (863) 533-7117
THREE Florida Bar# 222208
)ATE OF 1:1o,17c


DESSERT & FASHION
SHOW
The Craft Club will again be
hosting the second annual
"Ladies Only" Dessert & Fash-
ion Show on Monday, Feb. 4, at
1 p.m. Money raised will again
be donated to breast cancer.
There was a good turnout last
year and a lot of excellent
desserts to sample.

THE LUAU
The 17th annual luau will be.
on Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets go
on sale today (Thursday). Get
your tickets early as there will
be a cutoff date. Lois and Paul
Conley are the coordinators.

BINGO
Marilyn Masterson and Betty
Tracy split the paper special on
Jan. 4, and Judy Ahearn and
Bob Tracy split the hot ball.


One who knows how to show
and to accept kindness will be
a friend better than any pos-
session.
-Sophocles


Cindy Johnson won the paper
special on Jan. 7, and Elaine
Leverone and Alice Hunt split
the hot ball.

SCORES
Men's Golfr-Jan. 7: first, Joe
Bennitt, Aideen Dufour, Frank
Landry and Monique Dufour;
second, Lee Roy Behymer,
Jacques Tremblay, Joe Newman
and Eliane Lamarche.
Shuffling, Jan. 8: Three-
game winners were Ray Baker,
Wilma Behymer, Bob Beshel,
Mike Defreitas, Bernice Eng-
lish, Bob Funkhouser, Marilyn
Funkhouser, Bob Joneg, Charlie
Howerter, Karl Kuntze, Joe
Leverone, Harold Lockett, Cliff
Scott, Keith Stephens and
Myrna Wilday.
Bowling, Jan. 9: The first
week of the season has team
Nameless in first place. John
Jackson had a scratch game of
215 and Anne Defreitas had
182. Lee Roy Behymer had a
scratch series of 513 and Louise
Craig had 437.


Man is a knot, a web, a mesh
into which relationships are
tied. Only those relationships
matter.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Notice of Sheriff's Sale
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an alias execu-
tion issued in the County Court, Highlands County,
Florida, on the 26th day of September 2007, in the cause
wherein First Union Bank of Florida f/k/a Florida National
Bank was plaintiff and Rosa L. Rojas was the defendant
being case #90-247-C in the said court. I, J. Loran
Cogburn, Sheriff of Hardee County, Florida have levied
upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant, in
and to the following described real property, to wit:
882 SR 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Parcel ID# 24-34-25-0000-03380-0000
Begin at SW corner of Section 24, Township 34
South, Range 25 East, and run North 661.71
feet and East 564 feet to RO.B.; thence run East
50 feet; thence North 263 feet; thence
Southwesterly along State Road right of way 52
feet; thence South 247 feet to PO.B., lying and
being in Section 24, Township 34 south, Range
25 East, Hardee County, Florida
and will offer the same for sale at public auction on
February 08, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the main entrance of
the Hardee County Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St.,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 all the said defendant's Rosa L.
Rojas, right, title and interest in aforesaid real property
and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, taxes,
emcumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bid-
der for CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the payments of costs and the satisfaction
of the above-described execution.: :.,
Dated December 26, 2007
J. Loran Cogburn
Sheriff of Hardee County

By Sgt. Barbara Faircloth
Deputy Sheriff

"In accordance with the American Disabilities Act, per-
sons with disabilities needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should contact Hardee
County Sheriff Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula,
Florida 33873. 863-773-0304 not later than seven days
prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service". 1:10.-31



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LINDA MYRICK, the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 579 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2001

Description of Property:

Lots 16 and 17, Block "F", Suburban Acres
Replat, a subdivision in Hardee County,
Florida, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 4,
page 54.

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
345, PAGE 767.

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

SECT-01 LOTS 16 & 17 BLK F SUBURBAN -
ACRES 273P465 345P767

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.

Name in which assessed: WILLIE LEE JOHNSON

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street on the 13t day of FEB-
RUARY, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 27th day of DECEMBER, 2007.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252007TD034XXXXX 1:10172431c














JAM SESSION
The first jam session of
the new year was held on Jan. 4
at the Brookside Bluff Club-
house.
Jim Withers opened the musi-
cal event with an original song
written by him, "Going Back to
Brookside." This was followed
by a hot number on the fiddle
by Albert Swain, the grand-
champion fiddler from Indiana.
Charlotte Knight delighted the
audience with a rendition of
"Has Anyone Seen My Girl" on
the keyboard.
* The other musicians for the
evening were Barney Miesse,
guitar; Jane Baily, keyboard;
Bob Melton, guitar; George
Reid, guitar; Bill Boarders, gui-
tar; Jerry Younce, guitar; Jim
White, bass; Kenneth and Edith
Creasy, singers and guitars;
Nancy Penny, autoharp; Amy
Frazier, singer; and Pete Stock,
harmonica.
These events are arranged by
Withers, who invites the musi-
cians for the evening.

'CATHEDRAL WINDOWS'
QUIT
The Brookside Bluff Quilters
have completed work on a
beautiful "Cathedral Windows"


quilt and are currently selling
tickets to raffle it. It was on dis-
play at the Rummage Sale held
last Saturday at Brookside
Bluff. Raffle tickets are avail-
able for purchase at the quilt
show.
This quilt was made under
the direction of the instructor,
Hazel Roberts, and contains
thousands of hand stitches.
Roberts learned to quilt from
her grandmother at the age of 8
and proudly states she is now
85. She has taught quilting to
women both here and back in
Indiana.
The quilt is 98" by 82" and is
suitable for a queen- or king-
size bed.
The women who worked on
the quilt over the past two years
are Jackie Vanderhorst, Serene
Brown, Charleen Letterman,
Darlene Buchanan, Mar-y
Sterrett, Ilene Price, Shirly -
Dingman, Delma Plourde, Dee
Smith, Deb Buck, Betty
Powers. Pat Reed and Joyce
Davidson.
Brookside Bluff will have a
quilt show in March to' display
many of the quilts made over
the past years. The drawing for
the Cathederal Windows quilt
will be at that time.


January 17, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Finally! 5 Volunteer To Help Local Kids


Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


Not just one, but five!
For the first time in Florida
history, Hardee County resi-
dents are participating in the
state Guardian ad Litem pro-
gram.
The volunteer program is
designed to give a voice to chil-
dren who, through no fault of
-their own, are thrust into the
court system. Each child is
assigned an adult who gives of
his time to make sure the child's
wishes, needs and concerns are
heard by the court.
Until now, Hardee County's
children 6ad to be helped by
out-of-county residents, as


there were no local G.A.L. vol-
unteers.
Under the leadership of case
coordinator Bias Falcon, these
five and hopefully more -
community-oriented citizens
will devote a few hours each
month to speak for the county's
abused, neglected or abandoned
children when parents fail to
furnish basic needs.
In serving the child's best
interests, the G.A.L. advocates
- ones who plead the cause of
others gather extensive
information, report their find-
,ings to the court, recommend
-legal actions, and monitor the


court's decisions to ensure the
orders are followed.
Through their G.A.L., chil-
dren are directly involved in the
court proceedings which will
affect them.
Guardian ad Litems visit the
youngster regularly and moni-
tor the various agencies respon-
sible for the child's care after
recommending the appropriate
medical, social, educational and
psychological services needed.
Children's ages range from
newborn to 18 years.
Each G.A.L. volunteer is
trained and certified in court-
room procedure and in how to


CHAPEL
We had 158 attending our
first Sunday of 2008. Welcome
to all our holiday travelers and
first timers for the seasdho.
Greeters were Larry and -Ruth
Brown and Bob and Cindy
Gregorie. Welcoming was done
by Bob Bellis, prayer by Dave
Stirling, special music on the
harp by Zaneth Casteel. The
choir sang "Shine, Jesus,
Shine," directed by Ardeth
Johns and accompanied by Tess
Fullerton.
Pastor Jim spoke about
watching things we say, from
the book of James the third
chapter, with communion fol-
lowing the service.
COFFEE
Of 239, 56 were new arrivals
for the season. Dep. Maria Hall
was the speaker. She was very
informative regarding 911 calls
and remember there will be a
dial tone first before you will be
connected to the correct person.
Hall has been a public relations
officer, and has worked with
young people in the Explorer
Club as well as working with
the Drug Abuse Resistance
Education program.
The 50/50 was won by Herb
De Haan; congrats!
ACTIVITIES
Our jam session, our very
first one, on Sunday, Jan. 6, was
very well attended and enjoyed.
Anyone in the park who would
like to participate by singing,
playing, dancing or being a
spectator, come on down! Join
in the fun!
Let's not forget this Saturday.
At 7:30 a.m. is the shufflers
ham-and-egg breakfast. Tickets
will be sold door-to-door by


COURTESY PHOTO
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle (far right) swears in new Guardian ad Litems (from left) Brook Larrison, Bruce Siff,
Gisela Gonzalez, Dawn Atkinson-Jones and Mellany Cole.


Nancy Singleton. Our cruisers
are leaving for that week of fun,
and Bill Harlan is to entertain
for the dance at 7 p.m.
-Sunday don't-forget the jam
session at 1, any questions see
Diane Pearson at E20, and at 6
p.m. the ice-cream social with
Dan Schall to follow.
Our park champ singles for
shuffle on Monday and Tuesday
is sponsored by Larry and Ruth
Brown.

SPOTLIGHT
This week's spotlight is on
our first full season activity
chairman, Wanda Brown.
What does an activity chair-
man's job consist of, you might
ask? She interviews and hires
entertainment for the dances
and gets the various supplies
needed at the community build-
ing. But the most enjoyable part
of her job is meeting and get-
ting to know old and new resi-
dents in the park:
She has been enjoying all the
volunteerism for all the various
activities. But she says Bud is
her right-hand man, and with-
out him she could not do this
job. He helps with everything
and also whips up delicious
meals for them. . the way to a
woman's heart!
Bud and Wanda have been
married 39 years, have been
coming to Pioneer Creek since
1990, and owned their own con-
struction concrete business in
Hull, Ill. They have seven chil-
dren, 11 grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren between
them.
Wanda loves to dance, and
enjoys her computer and espe-
cially enjoys being the activities
chairman.


On The Agenda


HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Commission/Zoning public hearing. One request, a special
exception to locate a single-family dwelling on a 1.25-acre lot
zoned Farm Residential, 8:35 a.m.
Quarterly update on the Economic Development Council,
Bill Lambert, 8:45 a.m.
Solid Waste Department work orders at landfill, Teresa
Carver, 9;15 a.m.
Update on Wauchula Hills Water Treatment Plan Expan-
sion, Park Winter, 9:25 a.m.
Public hearing on ordinance delaying implementation of
impact fees for six months, 10 a.m.
Award bid for resurfacing and drainage on South Florida
Avenue, J.R. Prestridge, 10:10 a.m.


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speak powerfully for a child's
best interests in welfare matters.
Program staff members and the
local G.A.L. attorney, Vernie
Berg, assist the volunteers.
Volunteers can come from all
walks of life: a pastor, a retired
electronics engineer, a restaura-
teur, business people, an office
manager.
If you have common sense,
good judgment and are of good
character and would like to
become involved in,making a
substantial, worthwhile, long-
lasting difference i6f a child's
life, call Bias Falcon at 773-
2505 for the next G.A.L. train-
ing course.


Some of the musicians at the Brookside Bluff Jam were
(from left) Jerry Younce, Edith and Kenneth Creasy,
George Reid and Bud Knight.




Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet








8C The Herald-Advocate, January 17, 2008


Way Back When


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

75 YEARS AGO
1933 Festival Queen: Miss
Donna Mae Dishong, daughter
of "Sheriff and Mrs. C. S.
Dishong, was crowned queen of
the fourth annual Hardee
County Strawberry Festival at
Bowling Green last night.

Ira Hopper Is Speaker At
Kiwanis Meet Here: Ira C.
Hopper, prominent Lakeland
man, who has for years been
active in civic leadership,
addressed the Kiwanis Club
Tuesday noon, when the regular
weekly luncheon was held.

Baptists To Convene Here On
Feb. 7: Wauchula has been
selected as one of the 11 points
in Florida where a Baptist con-
vention will be held next
month, it was announced yes-
terday by Rev. B. A. Roth, pas-
tor of the local church.

Margaret Blanche Lentz:
Margaret Blanche Lentz was
awarded second place in the
contest for queen of the Hardee
County Strawberry Festival.
She is the daughter of G. I. R.
Lentz and a student at
Wauchula High School.

Hardee County Event
Opened Wednesday: The fourth
annual Hardee County Straw-
berry Festival opened in a blaze
of glory at Bowling Green
Wednesday night, with a record
crowd on hand for the opening.

Vets Of Spanish War In
Encampment Here: About 75
Spanish-American War veter-
ans gathered in Wauchula
Sunday for the West Coast


Council meeting and installa-
tion of officers in the Wauchula
Camp.

50 YEARS AGO
Have A Bag: Passing motor-
ists got a bonus, a bag for trash,
when they came through Wau-
chula Wednesday. The "Don't
Be a Litterbug" bags were dis-
tributed by Wauchula Garden
Club.

Mothers March On Jan.30:
The Mothers March on Polio
will be Jan. 30. From 7 until 8
p.m. the Junior Woman's Club
members will make a house-to-
house canvass in Bowling
Green, Wauchula and Zolfo
Springs.

Wildcats Win 1, Lose 2 To
Top Teams: The Hardee
Wildcats, who took on the top
teams in the Southwest Con-
ference over the weekend,
emerged with one victory and
two defeats. The 'Cats will take
on the Lake Wales Highlanders
Friday night and will try to even
their mark at 3-3 in conference
play.

Disabled Object Of March Of
Dimes: The emphasis for this
year's March of Dimes cam-
paign will be on caring for
those already disabled by polio,
Hardee County campaign direc-
tor George Blanton said today.
Blanton pointed out that the
object of the 1958 campaign is
to restore disabled children and
adults to lives as nearly normal
as modern medicine can make
them.

Garden Club Aids In State
Campaign: Wednesday, Jan. 15,
was proclaimed by Gov. LeRoy
Collins as statewide "Don't Be
A Litterbug-Keep Florida
Clean" day. Every Garden Club
in the state took part in this one


day drive against "litter."


Teen Club Plans Benefit
Dance: Saturday, Jan. 18, the
Hardee County Teen Club is
having a Record Hop at the
Recreation Center to help raise
money for the March of Dimes.
Admission will be a 75-cent
drag and 50-cent stag.

BPWC Celebrates 30th Anni-
versary: On Jan. 13 the Wau-
chula Business & Professional
Women's Club celebrated its
30th anninversary at the Garden
Center.

25 YEARS AGO
Clydesdales Made Unan-
nounced Visit To Wauchula
Last Week: The Anheuser-
Busch Clydesdales made a brief
unannounced stop at Wauchula
Plaza last Wednesday after-
noon. The draft horses made
their appearance, compliments
of Bernie Little, the Anhea-
suer-Busch distributor in this
area.

Band To Perform At Orange
Bowl: While you are watching
the AFC Championship game
Sunday between the Miami
Dolphins and the New York
Jets, don't be surprised if you
see a few familiar faces on your
television set. The Hardee High
School Marching Wildcat Band
has received probably its high-
est honor in being asked to per-
form for the half-time of the
game in Miami's Orange Bowl.

A former Wauchula automo-
bile dealer, who has been
sought by local authorities for
the past 2 1/2 years, was finally
arrested last week on grand
theft charges. Victor David
Negron, 47, former owner of
All Motors, was booked into the
Hardee County Jail on Jan. 11.


Terry Is First In Bareback
Bronc Ride: Terry Ward of
Zolfo Springs placed first in the
bareback bronc ride at the River
Ranch Resort rodeo recently.
Floyd Purvis of Arcadia placed
first in the bull riding. Gene
Fulford of Lake Wales placed
first in calf roping.

10 YEARS AGO
City Names Public Works
Head: A veteran public works
employee was selected Monday
to lead that department. Ray
McClellan, 42, was tabbed for
the job of public works superin-
tendent at Monday's meeting of
the Wauchula City Council.

Building A Better Dugout:
School workers were busy last
week constructing concrete
dugouts at the girls softball
field at the Community Recre-
ation Complex north of the high
school. It is just one of the ways
Hardee County must comply
with state and federal mandates
for corrective action to equalize
high school sports opportunities
for girls and boys.

Join In Commemorating Life
And Works Of Dr. King: A
weekend of countywide activi-
ties will honor the birthday
(Jan. 15, 1929) of slain civil
rights leader Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Sponsored by the local
branch of the National
Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People, the
three-day celebration carries the
theme "Unity."


HJH Student Plays In State
Band: Band student Jim Kelly,
13, of Bowling Green, repre-
sented Hardee Junior High
School at the All-State Con-
vention this past weekend in
Tampa. Jim, who plays the tuba,
was selected over other com-
petitors to participate in the
state's seventh- and eighth-
grade band.

lBrea Rasmussen TIs TDAR 'c


Wildcats Win: The Hardee 'Good Citizen': The Paynes
Wildcats opened the 'game Creek Chapter of the Daughters
against the Frostproof Bulldogs of the American Revolution
"hotter than a two-dollar pis- recently announced the selec-
tol," as they amassed the total tion of Brea Rasmussen as
of 22 big points in the first Hardee High School's DAR
quarter and an eight-point lead. "Good Citizen." Brea is a senior
Hardee won the game going at Hardee High School and is
away by 66won theo 50 scgamegoing the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
away by 66 to 50 score. Phil Rasmussen of Wauchula.


Local Uninsured


May Get Vouchers


Recent grant funding may
help uninsured people in Hard-
ee County to obtain health care.
Heartland Rural Health Net-
wbrk Inc., a local non-profit
organization with the primary
mission to increase access to
health care through planning,
partnerships with local health
care providers and grants can
offer funding to visit a physi-
cian who is on its provider list.
Grant funds do not pay for
other medical expenses, such as
surgery or prior medical bills.
To be eligible for a health
care voucher, people must not
have any health care insurance,
not even Medicaid. They must
also have income at or below
200 percent of the federal
poverty level guidelines, which
varies according to the number
of individuals in the family.
Vouchers are available only
while funding is available. For
more information on how to
receive a health care voucher,
contact Heartland at 863-452-


6530.
According to recent statistics,
43 million U.S. individuals of
all ages are uninsured. Nearly
20 percent of them reside in
rural areas.
According to 2004 statistics,-,
Hardee County is the second
highest of Florida's 67 counties,
with 31 percent of the popula-
tion under 65 who are unin-
sured.
Over 80 percent of uninsured
individuals under 65 are mem-
bers of working families, unin-
sured either because their
employer does not offer it or the
coverage is too costly.
Purchasing a health insurance
policy can exceed 10 percent of
family income for families'
earning less than 200 percent of
the federal poverty level. Most
recent U.S. Census Bureau fig-
ures show 25 percent of indi-
viduals and 17 percent of fami-
lies in Hardee County live at or
below the designated federal
poverty level guidelines.


HEARTLAND PEDIATRICS


Tricia A
P.A.-


Phner
C.


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


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


Apurb
M.D.,


a Manik
F.A.A.P.


Provider for:
* Medicaid *Most Major
* BCBS Insurances
* Fringe Benefit Coordinators


Se Habla Espanol


1125 S. 6TH AVE.
WAUCHULA
1:17c


"New Patients Welcome"







Infants, Children and Adolescents


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