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108th Year, No. 7
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, January 24,2008


Vandals Hit New $42 M


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lion School


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
"Sur 13" was spray painted around the offices and papers strewn across the floors In the administration building as
vandals hit various structures on the new school campus.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Vandals assaulted Hardee
County's "crown jewel school"
overnight Tuesday, disrupting
classes on Wednesday and cost-
ing untold dollars in damages.
The new campus, located off
U.S. 17 and Keeton Road north
of Wauchula, was built at a cost
of $42 million. It houses both
Hardee Junior High School and
Hilltop Elementary School.
It opened its doors to the first
students in the 2006-07 acade-
mic year. This is only its second
year of operation.
Schools Superintendent
Dennis Jones said vandals
entered the campus sometime
between late Tuesday afternoon
and early Wednesday morning,
breaking glass, spray painting
graffiti, throwing papers and
discharging fire extinguishers.
"There is still so much to be
discovered," he said from the
school Wednesday morning.
Elementary classes are pro-
ceeding as scheduled. Junior
high students have been moved
to unaffected areas, including
the cafeteria and the auditori-
um. Those in the sixth grade
have been able to return to their
wing, which is undamaged.
Jones said the vandalism was


discovered by the first staff
member arriving to work,
which was between 5 and 5:30
a.m. Jones received the call at
about 6, he said.
He arrived at the school to
find sheriffs deputies on site
and damage apparent. "It all
, seems largely confined to the
junior high side," Jones
described of the scene before
him. "We have not seen or dis-
covered any damage on the ele-
mentary side."
Parents were notified early
this morning, at about 8, via the
school district's new telephone
notification system. "A reason-
able number of parents have
come to pick their children up,
which is fine," Jones said. "Of
course, it will be an excused
absence."
Cleanup has already begun.
Jones said janitorial staff
members have been called in
from all sites. "We will get out-
side help if we need it," he
added, saying he did not expect
that measure to become neces-
sary.
Some areas have not been
released to school officials yet,
as sheriffs authorities check for
footprints and dust for finger-
prints, he said.
See VANDALS 2A


PRECO BREAKS GROUND


LIVING LEGACY


COURTESY PHOTO
Peace River Electric Cooperative on Tuesday afternoon
broke ground on a new $10 million headquarters in Wau-
chula. The cooperative recently bought the 55-acre site
from the Metheny family for $1.65 million. The location is
on Florida Avenue between Knight and Metheny roads.
The two-story building will have about 46,000 square
feet. PRECo serves 33,000 customers with electricity in
10 counties. The current headquarters building, which
sits on about three acres at REA Road and U.S. 17, will be
sold. PRECo manager Bill Mulcay, wh9 presided over the
groundbreaking with a gold-painted'auger, said the new
building will be ready about 1T months after the start of
construction. All the permitting has not been completed.
See additional coverage inside.


INDEX
Classifieds ..................... 68B
Community Calendar....5A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter..................8C
Fishing Forecast............2A
Hardee Living.................2B
Obits ..............................4A
Puzzles..........................2A
Roundups..................2A
School Lunch Menus....3C



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Holdup



Suspect



Arrested
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man bailed out of a moving
car and onto a city street last
week after the man who
promised to pay him for labor
allegedly robbed him instead.
Terry Lee Gaydon, 44, of
1433 Dena Cir., Wauchula, was
located and arrested by authori-
ties last Thursday morning. He
has been booked into the
Hardee County Jail on charges
of robbery with a weapon, pos-
session of a weapon, driving
See ARRESTED 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
This little boy was among the many marchers as the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade made its way through
downtown Wauchula on Monday. The national holiday commemorates the life and works of slain civil-rights leader
King, who was born on Jan. 15, 1929, and was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Two days of events and activities hon-
ored the man and his legacy, depicted here as both children and adults celebrate the historical figure and his his-
tory-making struggles for freedom and equality for all. For more photos of the parade as it traveled its new parade
route down Main Street, see 10A.



Presidential Primary Is Tuesday

Ballots Include Property Tax Amendment


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Florida's presidential prefer-
ence primary is this coming
Tuesday.
With numerous candidates
for the nation's top job and with
a proposed constitutional
amendment from the Legis-
lature that defies all previous
bounds for length and legalese,
voters are advised to study sam-
ple ballots well in advance of
heading to the polls.
In fact, early voting is still
possible, according to Elections
Supervisor Jeff Ussery. Those
wanting to take advantage of


the convenience and lack of
lines can do so up until late
Saturday afternoon.
The Elections Office in
Courthouse Annex II, at the
intersection of U.S. 17 and Oak
Street in Wauchula, is open to
early voters today (Thursday),
Friday and Saturday from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
So far, 374 voters have cast
their ballots there.
That number, however, is
well below the usual turnout
during the two weeks of the
early-voting program. "It's been
rather slow, but today it's picked
up some," Ussery said late


Tuesday. "I mean, really, it's
been extremely slow."
Ussery said the number is far
less than half of the typical
turnout his office sees.
Precincts, all 12 of them, will
be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
on Tuesday for the county's reg-
istered voters.
Democrats and Republicans
will choose a presidential hope-
ful and make a decision on the
proposed amendment. Those
registered as independents or
otherwise will mark their bal-
lots for the amendment alone.
In both parties, some of the
candidates have already


dropped out of the race, but
their names still appear on the
ballots. Most recently, Republi-
can Fred Thompson has called
it quits in his presidential bid.
Democrats will see eight
names on their ballots: Joseph
R. Biden Jr., Hillary Clinton,
Christopher J. Dodd, John
Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis
J. Kucinich, Barack Obama and
William "Bill" Richardson III.
Republicans have a longer
list, nine. On the ballot are
Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee,
Duncan Hunter, Alan Keyes,
John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt
See PRIMARY 2A







2A The Herald-Advocate, January 24, 2008


PRECO BREAKS GROUND WITH AUGER


Romney, Tom Tancredo and
Fred Thompson.
Then there is the proposed
constitutional amendment,
titled "Property Tax Exemp-
tions; Limitations On Property
Tax Assessments."
It's four-pronged provisions
would affect both homestead
and non-homestead property.
It would increase the home-
stead exemption for homes val-
ued at over $50,000. In the
$50,000. to $75,000 range, the
exemption would be .prorated.
At over $75,000, it would be an
additional $25,000 over the cur-
rent $25,000. It would not
apply to school taxes.
It would allow homesteaders
to transfer Save-Our-Homes
benefits to a new homestead
when moving. Save Our Homes
is an amendment previously
passed by voters. It caps annual


tax-assessment increases to no
more than three percent. The
proposed amendment also
includes wording limiting this
transfer.
It would give a $25,000
exemption on tangible personal
property taxes for businesses.
It would limit non-homestead
property tax increases to 10 per-
cent per year, except for school
taxes.
Losses to school districts
statewide have been. estimated
by some to be $1.5 billion in the
first five years if the amend-
ment is passed.
Loss to counties varies, esti-
mated here at $600,000 to
$700,000.
Legislators have pledged to
make up for those lost revenues.
No plan to do so has been
revealed as yet.


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Breaking ground on Tuesday afternoon on the new $10 million PRECo headquarters were from left, board members
Leonard Crawley, Sam Rawls, George Miller, Maurice Henderson, chief operating officer Bill Mulcay, Glen Douglas,
Byron Newberry, Harold Schatschneider and David Sessions. Mulcay said PRECo's capital growth, including sub-
stations, transmission lines, poles and equipment to meet needs, will be about $100 million over eight to 10 years.
PRECo has a long-term loan for the new building from the Rural Utility Services. The site was purchased in May 2006.
The square footage of the current headquarters building has not changed since 1966, said Mulcay. The new build-
ing will house management, administration and dispatch. PRECo was aided by the National Rural Electrical
Cooperative Association and MCA Architecture Inc. of Greenville, S.C. "The cost of the new building is going to cost
each member less than a dollar a month, which will be offset by savings from increased efficiency. For example, our
member service and dispatch departments will only be steps apart instead of one-quarter mile," said Mulcay. The
new building is designed to handle projected employee growth over the next 15 years.


while license suspended and
refusal to sign a citation.
The suspect is being held
without bond.
Capt. Thomas Harris of the
Wauchula Police Department
said the victim, who lives in the
Magnolia Manor area, had been
asked if he wanted some work
before getting inside the sus-
pect's vehicle and driving off
with him.. ,
The victim alleged; however,
that Gaydon told him he needed
to go get gas, and then tried to
rob him and threatened him
with a knife.
The man jumped out of the
moving car near South First
Avenue and East Bay Street,
Harris said.
A sheriffs deputy was first to
spot, the victim, who described
his attacker and the vehicle to
the deputy. That deputy issued a
BOLO (be on the lookout) bul-
letin, and the car, a silver
Chevrolet Impala, was spotted
at McDonald's by another
deputy.
Harris said a deputy removed
a .30-.30 rifle from the back
seat of the car, and a city police
officer discovered a four-inch-
bladed knife on the floorboard
under the driver's seat.
Gaydon, he said, denied the
allegations.
The victim, Harris added,


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suffered no serious injuries.
His flashlight, the captain
noted, was found inside
Gaydon's car.


Gaydon


Can You Help
Count Homeless
At least 20 volunteers are
needed to help with the
annual survey of homeless-
ness in Hardee County, a
project that obtains more
funding to help these folks.
Anyone who can help on
Tuesday, Jan. 31, should
report to the Alpha-Omega
Freedom Ministries at 113 N.
Seventh Ave., Wauchula or
call the Homeless Coalition
at 773-5717.
Homeless could be a
result of job layoffs, evic-
tions, foreclosures or other
economic downturns; fami-
lies displaced by divorce or
domestic abuse; disasters
such as fires; or illness.
Volunteers in teams will visit
areas, dispense hygiene kits
and get simple information.


Hutig/isin SFreas


1/25/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:55 am
Sets: 5:17 pm
LoD: 10:22:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:52 pm
Sets: 8:48iam
Major Times
1:50 am-3:50 am
2:15 pm-4:15 pm
Minor Times
8:32 am-9:32 am
8:57 pm-9:57 pm
Prediction
Good
1/26/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:55 am
Sets: 5:18 pm
LoD: 10:23:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:51 pm
Sets: 9:14 am
Major Times
2:32 am-4:32 am
2:57 pm-4:57 pm
Minor Times


9:14 am-10:14 am
9:39 pm-10:39 pm
Prediction
Average
1/27/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 5:19 pm
LoD: 10:25:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:49 pm
Sets: 9:39 am
Major Times
3:14 am-5:14 am
3:39 pm-5:39 pm
Minor Times
9:56 am-10:56 am
10:21 pm-11:21 pm
Prediction
Average
1/28/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 5:20 pm
LoD: 10:26:0O
Moon Data
Rises: 11:47 pm
Sets: 10:04 am


Major Times
3:55 am-5:55 am
4:20 pm-6:20 pm
Minor Times
10:37 am-ll:37 am
11:02 pm-12:02 am
Prediction
Average
1/29/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:53 am
Sets: 5:21 pm
LoD: 10:28:00
Moon Data
Rises: -:--
Sets: 10:32 am
Major Times
.4:09 am-6:09 am
4:34 pm-6:34 pm
Minor Times
10:51 am-11:51 am
11:16 pm-12:16 am
Prediction
Average
1/30/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:52 am
Sets: 5:22 pm


LoD: 10:30:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:45 am
Sets: 11:03 am
Major Times
4:54 am-6:54 am
5:19 pm-7:19 pm
Minor Times
11:36 am-12:36 pm

Prediction
Average
1/31/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:52 am
Sets: 5:23 pm
LoD: 10:31:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:44 am
Sets: 11:39 am
Major Times
5:41 am-7:41 am
6:06 pm-8:06 pm
Minor Times
11:58 pm-12:58 am
12:23 pm-l:23 pm
Prediction
Good


"Additionally, we have 140
security cameras on the cam-
pus, and they do run all night
long," said Jones. "The tapes
are being reviewed. We're hope-
ful they will help us identify
whoever was responsible."
He said at no time did offi-
cials feel any workers were
exposed to danger as they
arrived at work. "Deputies went
through the campus and made
sure it was clear," the superin-




Citrus


Classes


Coming

The annual citrus production
school is coming up next
month.
It will be held on the Tuesday
evenings of Feb. 5, 12 and 19.
The first two sessions will be
held at the Turner Exhibition
Hall and the third meeting will
be at the South Florida Com-
munity College campus, both of
which are in Arcadia.
Each class will begin at 7 and
conclude at 9 p.m.
This year's topics will center
on issues related to canker,
greening and citrus nutrition.
For a full listing of topics,
speakers and to register, contact
the Hardee County Extension
Service at 773-2164.
Registration is $25 per per-
son.
Continuing education units
have been requested for both
the restricted-use pesticide in
the private and ag tree crop cat-
egories and certified crop advi-
sors licenses.


tendent described.
As children arrived for their
school day, elementary students
went to classes as usual and
junior high youngsters were
directed to safe and clean areas.
Damage appears inside and
out, Jones said.
Interior damages appear con-
fined to the administrative
offices, the junior high hallways
and the gymnasium, he de-
scribed, adding that school offi-
cials had not yet been allowed
to inspect all classrooms for
problems.
The administrative offices
were spray painted, windows in
doors were broken, and papers
and forms thrown around, he
said. "Almost all of it (the graf-
fiti) was Sur 13," Jones said. He
said there was a "large volume"
of the graffiti, written mostly in
silver or gray paint. An obscen-
ity was spotted here and there,
too, he said.
Hallways have been covered
with graffiti and the discharge
from fire extinguishers.
The gym floor, too, is cov-
ered with fire-extinguisher dis-
charge.
The brick on the exterior
walls was spray painted as well,
he said.
Jones did not know the full
extent of the damage, and no
estimate of cost could yet be
made.
"It went through two years of
construction with no vandalism
and no thefts on the construc-
tion site," he said. "It went
through last year with no prob-
lem."
But this destruction is heart-
breaking, Jones concluded.

You've got to do your own
growing, no matter how
tall your grandfather
was.
-Irish Proverb


PRIMARY
Continued From 1A


ARRESTED
Continued From 1A


VANDALS
Continued From 1A


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Warm days with mild to cool nights allowed growers to get
back in the fields to harvest and pack their produce. Overnight frost
reported in some areas. Scattered showers throughout the State at
the end of last week provided much needed rain. Areas of the
Panhandle received two to four inches and parts of the Big Bend
received one to three inches. Other areas of.the central and south-
ern Peninsula received half an inch to two inches. Daily tempera-
tures for the major cities averaged in the high 60s, 70s, and 80s;
lows in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Daytime temperatures for all areas
warmed, up to the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s with low temperatures
ranging from the 20s to the 60s.

FIELD CROPS
Although the long drought was interrupted by heavy rain in
areas across the State, water levels were still very low. Growers
continued to plant potatoes in Palatka. Hay supplies and quality
were suffering due to the early morning frost, cold temperatures
and insufficient rain. The Panhandle's topsoil moisture was short to
very short; Big Bend was adequate; central Peninsula was very
short to short; southern Peninsula was short. Subsoil moisture was
mostly adequate across the State.

oisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 15 24 12 18 33 11
Short 28 37 38 37 20 42
Adequate 56 38 49 44 47 47
Surplus 1 1 1 1 0 0
VEGETABLES
The vegetable crop looked good last week with cabbage, broc-
coli and a variety of mixed greens being harvested in the tri-coun-
ty agricultural area (Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns). Tomatoes and
peppers continued to move through the market in Plant City and
surrounding areas. A few strawberries were being harvested and
packed in Starke and Wauchula, respectively. Tomatoes, squash,
peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, beans, celery, sweet corn, endive,
escarole, and radishes remained on the market.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
very poor to good with most in poor condition. Grazing potential is
better due to recent rains, but cold weather prevented any real
improvement in forage volume or quality. There was a very limit-
ed stock of hay and the quality was low and the cost of supple-
mental feed was high. Moisture was barely adequate for sustaining
grass growth in many locations and cattle pond water levels
remained low. The condition of the cattle was poor to fair. In cen-
tral areas, pasture was very poor to good with most in fair condi-
tion. Freezing temperatures have held back forage growth. In the
southwestern areas, pasture was poor to good with most in fair con-
dition. Statewide, cattle condition was very poor to good with most
in good condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 15 20
Poor 15 20 25 30
Fair 35 25 45 30
Good 45 45 15 20
Excellent 0 5 0 0
CITRUS
Late afternoon and early evening rainfall .the latter half of the
week was beneficial to citrus-producing areas. The western citrus-
producing area had the most rainfall at over two inches followed by
the central area at over an inch and a half. All areas recorded at
least a half inch of rainfalifor the week. Cool mornings on several
days were beneficial to the trees and fruit. Early and midseason
orange weekly harvest has been between five and a half and six
million boxes for the past three weeks. Navel oranges and Sunburst
tangerines continued to come in. Honey tangerines harvest was
picking up rapidly and it was expected to do so for the next couple
of weeks. Grove owners applied early fertilizer, irrigated, and con-
ducted some hedging and topping. Grove owners were implement-
ing various strategies to deal with and control greening. Overall,
trees and fruit were in good condition. Fruit sets on all varieties
were above average. Varieties being harvested included early, mid-
season, Navel, and Temple oranges; grapefruit; Sunburst and
Honey tangerines; and tangelos.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Jan 06 Jan 13 | Jan 20
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 5,682 5,941 | 5,800
Navel oranges 68 53 38
Temples 0 5 19
Grapefruit 512 717 781
Sunburst tangerines 139 149 101
Honey tangerines 4 16 47
Tangelos 96 127 122



Florida Orange Crop Estimate

Remains At 168 Million Boxes


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 last week released a re-
vised 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 and 4.8 million
respectively.
The complete USDA crop
forecast is available at
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Stati
sticsbyState/Florida/Publicat
ions/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.


The Herald-S


HHS Welcomes 'Everyday Heroes'


By GAYLE 'MISS G' KNIGHT
For The Herald-Advocate
Thanks to the hard work of
the Hardee Senior High School
Lionettes, the student body. was
treated to some inspiring visi-
tors on Dec.' 13.
This civic club, sponsored by
teachers Martha Shiver and
Leigh Ann Nicholson, earlier
had raised money to purchase
the book "Everyday Heroes"
for each student. Now everyone
had the opportunity to listen to
two of the book's contributors.
Writers Joe Davis and Maria
Cardenas were on campus to
share their life experiences,
which included overcoming
many obstacles.
Davis, a former junkie who is
confined to a wheelchair after
being shot in the back during a
street fight, told of enrolling in
a program that helped him get
his life in order again. After
earning his GED, Davis went
on to complete college and
begin working on a master's
degree in social work.
In response to a question
from one Hardee High student,
Davis answered, "I thank God
that I do not have drugs in my
life anymore. If I did, I would
not be here today and would not
have the life I do now with my
wife and loving sister and
nephew."
Cardenas related her story of
being raised in a migrant family
with an alcoholic and abusive
father. She worked in the fields
and traveled from school to


school. A teacher saw promise
in young Maria, and gave her a
job translating for Spanish-
speaking customers in a
Western store. Cardenas also
had a job in a grocery store,
earning money to help support
her family.
But Cardenas, who suffered
from health problems resulting


in several surgeries, later found
herself in an abusive marriage
with seemingly no way out.
With help from family, she
managed to get out of the situa-
tion and has completed college.
She is currently a third-grad
teacher and loves teaching her
migrant students to speak
English.


"When people tell me 'No!'
or 'You can't do that!' it makes
me want it more, and I will get
what I want out of life,"
Cardenas told the students.
The highlight of the day was
the opportunity for the writers
to sit and talk with students
one-on-one. This was also time
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Memorial Service Honors Ruth Hodges


By SANDY SCOTT
Special To The Herald-Advocate
According to Webster, a
memorial is "anything meant to
help people remember a person
or event." That is exactly what
took place on Saturday morn-
ing, Jan. 12, at Wauchula
United Methodist Church when
over 200 people gathered to cel-
ebrate the life of Ruth Carsten
Hodges.
Her accomplishments have
been covered in newspaper
accounts over the past couple of
weeks, but the memorial ser-
vice unearthed many personal
remembrances from friends,
family and educators.
Some remembered Ruth
Hodges as a teacher at Zolfo
Springs Elementary School,
others her faithfulness to the
4-H organization and still oth-
ers her years with the Range
Cattle Station.
The service allowed this
gathering of individuals an even
broader look into the life of a
petite lady who will long be
remembered for her grace.
Pastor Rick Walker said per-
sonal reflections will be ever
present in the days to come, and
everyone can be thankful they
were fortunate enough to have
had those special times with
Ruth Hodges.
Middle daughter Kathy re-
minded everyone her mother
also had the characteristic of
being a very humorous person,
a trait she most assuredly inher-
ited from her father. Everyday
events, certain words and
actions Ruth Hodges left
those memories to her family,
and the most precious of those
as Kathy related will be the
continuity that her parents had.
The fact that she was fortunate
to have had both of her parents
living together for most of this
century is not only a unique
accomplishment but a daugh-
ter's treasure as well.
Representatives from Central
Florida Health Care shared that
she was their inspiration for the
hours of commitment and love
that she had for this worthwhile
entity. Ruth truly cared about its
purpose and the health care of
the people of Hardee County.
The pastor of the Zolfo
Springs Spanish Mission was
especially proud to be a part of
this grand celebration of Ruth's
life because she was such an
inspiration to his church, and
"they were the seeds that she
planted."
Greg Alvord had a vivid rec-
ollection of Ruth Hodges while
he was living in Africa during
1980. She talked to him and his
wife about coming to America,
and her conversations spanned
a period of two years, never
giving up on trying to convince
them to make the move. It has
now been 19 years since the
Alvords immigrated to the
United States, and Ruth Hodges
will always be remembered for
her perseverance in allowing
them to live the American
dream.
A Wauchula United Metho-


dist Church member referred to
Ruth Hodges as the "Mother
Teresa" of their church. She
was kind and she was dedicated
to her beliefs.
Another long-time friend
from Lake Wales expanded on
Ruth's involvement in the
Silver-Haired Legislature. She
explained that it was because of
Ruth's personal interest in this
group that she became interest-
ed in government affairs for the
first time.
According to Charles Can-
non, Ruth was strong-willed
and didn't mind speaking her
peace, and he loved her for it.
Jennie B. Weis remembered her
dedication to her church and
John Maddox spoke of her gen-
uine friendliness while she
worked in the school system.
He remembered her energetic
optimism toward her classes
and the fact that she always
"made you feel good." It was
his honor to have known her
during. all of those years,
Maddox said.
A memory from back in the
1950s was shared by another
church member. Ruth Fisher
told of her parents visiting
Wauchula United Methodist
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up beside them and the woman
inside remarked that she had
remembered seeing them that
morning. Ruth Hodges took the
time to re-member a Canadian
family who had visited only
hours before a special lady
who took the time to let them
know they were welcome.
Bess Allen Stallings worked
with Ruth for five months dur-
ing her physical therapy, and
she was joined by at least 25
members of the Wednesday
Musicale of which Ruth was a
member. This group took de-
. light in haviig'er contribute
her musical talents with them
for so many years.
Youngest daughter Lucinda
shared a letter from her son,
Kenneth. He reflected on his
grandmother and shared the
memories he had of her: she ate
alligator with him; she loved to
give little gifts, little pieces of
herself; and he knew that when
she came down from her place
in the choir on Sunday morn-
ings, it was time for him to
behave.
Oldest daughter Margaret
remembered that her mother
taught her many things. She,
too, like sister Kathy, loved her


humorous nature. The morning
of surgery, different hospital
staff members asked a number
of questions, and on at least
four occasions Margaret was
asked her mother's age. Each
time Margaret responded that
Ruth was 93 years old, and each
time Ruth chimed in with the
tune "the old gray mare, she
ain't what she used to be."
When she started singing that
song for the fourth time, the
hospital technician asking the
question joined her in a duet.
A dedicated Christian, a good
neighbor, a classy lady, an in-
spiration, an honorable person,
a- respected educator-..-these
were the memories that this
group of friends and family will
have of Ruth Carsten Hodges.
And her husband of 70 years,
Elver "Doc" Hodges, will have
his memories of his special
lady. Recently, according to
Doc, the morning hours became
confusing to Ruth and it would
bring on the question, "Where
am I?" But Doc is grateful that
her questions never included,
"Who are you?" She always
called him Elver.
This memorial was a true cel-
ebration of the life of a devoted
mother, wife, friend, teacher
and neighbor.


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JESUS MARTINEZ-
CASTRO
Jesus Martinez-Castro, 55, of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday,
January 15, 2008 at home.
Born in Mexico on Feb. 2,
1952, he came to Wauchula in
1978, He was a caregiver and
was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his father,
Esteban Martinez of Wauchula;
six brothers, Santana Martinez
and wife Patte of Bowling
Green, Jacainto Martinez of
Wauchnla, Juan Martinez and
wife Amparo of Bowling
Green, Ruben Martinez arid
wife Felipa of Zolfo Springs,
Pedro Martinez and wife Rosa
Elva of Mexico and Esteban
Martinez Jr. of Mexico; and
four sisters, Erlindia Olvera and
husband Jose Luis of Wauchula,
and Juana, Emma and Jesusa
Martinez, all of Mexico.
Visitation was Jan. 18 from 7
to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Saturday at 9:30
a.m. at the funeral home with
the Rev. Vincent Clemente offi-
ciating. Interment followed in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



DOUG HARDEN
Doug Harden, 59, of Hous-
ton, Texas, died Wednesday,
December 26, 2007, in Hous-
ton.
He was born in Wauchula on
June 27, 1948 and grew up
here. He went to Houston from
New Orleans, La. in 1992. He
had previously worked at Wau-
chula State Bank and for Merle
Prescott.
He was preceded in death by
his parents C.B. and Aerial
Harden and sister Yvonne
Manley.
He is survived by a brother,
C.B. Harden and wife Carmen
of Wauchula, as well as nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchulai


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JESUS MARTINEZ-
CASTRO
Jesus Martinez-Castro, 55,
of Wauchtla, died on Tues-
day; January 15, 2008 at
home.
Born in Mexico on Feb. 2,
1952, he came to Wauchula
in 1978. He was a caregiver
and was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his
father, Esteban Martinez of
Wauchula; six brothers, San-
tana Martinez and wife Patte
of Bowling Green, Jacainto
Martinez of Wauchula, Juan
Martinez and wife Amparo of
Bowling Green, Ruben Mar-
tinez and wife Felipa of Zolfo
Springs, Pedro Martinez and
wife Rosa Elva of Mexico
and Esteban Martinez Jr. of
Mexico; and four sisters,
Erlindia Olvera and husband
Jose Luis of Wauchula, and
Juana, Emma and Jesusa
Martinez, all of Mexico.
Visitation was Jan. 18
from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were
Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the
funeral home with the Rev.
Vincent Clemente officiating.
Interment followed in Wau-
chula Cemetery.



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FRANK E. WALKER
Frank E. Walker, 82, of
Frostproof, died Friday, January
18, 2008, at Lake Wales.
Born April 22, 1925 in Fort
Meade, he served in the U.S.
Army during WWII earning a
Purple Heart. He was a ranch-
er/cowboy and was of the
Baptist faith.
He is survived by Willie Mae
Walker of Frostproof, his wife
of 39 years; three daughters,
Edith McElroy and husband
George of Arcadia, Donna
Porter and husband Dale. of
Augusta, Ga., and Terri Conn
and husband Roger of Plano,
Texas; two brothers, Richard
Walker of Parrish and Marvin
Walker Jr. of Wauchula; three
sisters, Mildred Carlton of
Duette, Grace Taylor of Arcadia
and Maggie Timmons of Wau-
chula; seven step-daughters and
one step-son; six grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday 6-8
p.m. at the funeral home. Ser-
vices were Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the funeral home with Pastor
Kelly Gallati officiating. Inter-
ment was in Watson Cemetery
in Fort Meade.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


BALVINA MOLINA
Balvina Molina, 63, of Wau-
chula, died Friday, January 18,,
2008, at her home.
Born in Mexico on March
31, 1944, she was a longtime
resident of Hardee County and
a Catholic.
She is survived by her hus-
band Sabino Molina; six sons,
Angel Molina, Julio Molina,
Juan Molina, Ciro Molina,
Pablo Molina, Jose Molina and
Tomas Molina; a daughter,
Juana Hernandez; 19 grandchil-
dren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation was Friday 7 to 9
p.m. at the funeral home. Ser-
vices were Saturday at 1 p.m. at
St. Michael Catholic Church
with the Rev. Vincente Clem-
ente officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula





BALVINA
MOLINA
Balvina Molina, 63, of
Wauchula, died Friday, Jan-
uary 18, 2008, at her home.
Born in Mexico on March
31, 1944, she was a longtime
resident of Hardee County
and a Catholic.
She is survived by her hus-
band Sabino Molina; six
sons, Angel Molina, Julio
Molina, Juan Molina, Ciro
Molina, Pablo Molina, Jose
Molina and Tomas Molina; a
daughter, Juana Hernandez;.
.19 grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.
Visitation was Friday 7 to
9 p.m.. at the funeral home.
Services were Saturday at 1
p.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church with the Rev. Vin-
cente Clemente officiating.
Interment followed at Wau-
chula Cemetery.



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Wauchula



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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; seven sons, Frank Med-
rano, Alfred Medrano, Tony
Medrano, Jessie Medrano and
Martin Medrano, all of Wau-
chula, Ruben Medrano of Tenn-
essee and Raul Medrano of
Zolfo Springs; a daughter, An-
gelita Campos of Zolfo Springs;
three brothers, Anastacio Rami-
rez Jr. of Bay City, Mich., Joe
Luis Ramirez of Laport, Texas,
and Ben Ramirez of Immoka-
lee; four sisters, Francis Con-
treras of Donna, Texas, and
Martina Ramirez, Janie Rami-
rez and Rachel Jimenez, all of
Immokalee; 23 grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Thursday, Jan.
17 starting at 6 p.m. at Apost-
olic Assembly at Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue and Apostolic
Road, Wauchula. Services were
Friday at 10 a.m. at the church
with Pastor Mario Zamora offi-
ciating. Interment followed in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


NICHOLAS MENDOZA SR.
Nicholas Mendoza Sr., 82, of
Zolfo Springs, died Tuesday,
January 22, 2008, at Sebring.
Born Sept. 10, 1925 in
Donna, Texas, he came to
Hardee County from Texas in
1955. He was a citrus labor con-
tractor, had served in the U.S.
Navy and attended St. Michael
Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Elena Mendoza of Zolfo
Springs; four sons, Nick Men-
doza Jr. of Bettendorf, Iowa,
Oscar Mendoza of South Berry,
N.C., and Robert Mendoza and
George Mendoza, both of Zolfo
Springs; six daughters, Lydia
Garcia of Wauchula, Ida Men-
doza of Umadilla, Ga., Mary
Ramirez and Elsa Trinidad,
both of Zolfo Springs, and
Sylvia Mendoza and Barbara
Mendoza, both of Arcadia; two'
brothers, Bacilio Mendoza Jr.
and Roy Mendoza, both of
Zolfo Springs; three sisters,
Beatrice Sanchez of Zolfo
Springs, and Lucky Smith and
Janie Mendoza, both of Wau-
chula; 70 grandchildren, 200
great-grandchildren, and num-
erous great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation is tonight (Thurs-
day) from 6 to 8 at the funeral
home. Services are tomorrow at
St. Michael Catholic Church at
11 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent
Clemente officiating. Interment
will follow at Zolfo Springs
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula





ALLEN LEWIS "PETE"
HEINE SR.
Allen Lewis "Pete" Heine
Sr., 74, of Wauchula, died on
Saturday, January 19, 2008 in
Bellaire, Md.
Born in Wauchula on Feb.
16, 1933, he served in the
U.S. Navy, attended the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula
and was a member of the
Moose. Lodge in Baltimore,
Md.
He was preceded in death
by his parents George and
Jeffie Parrish Heine and
brother George Heine Jr.
Survivors include his wife,
Arlene Kathryn Heine of
Wauchula; a son, Allen Heine
and wife Dawn of Baltimore,
Md.; a brother, Robert "Bob"
Heine Sr. and wife Catherine
of Arcadia; a sister, Mary
Ellen St. John of Tifton, Ga.;
and two grandchildren,
Brittany and Ciarra Heine of
Baltimore, Md.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) 6-8 at the funeral home.


CARL JAMES HARLEY
Carl James Harley, 84, of
Lake Placid, died Friday, Jan-
uary 18, 2008, at his residence.
Born April 18, 1923, in
Swansea, S.C. to Darling and
Mamie Harley, he served in the
U.S. Army during WWII, mov-
ing to Lake Placid in 1985 from
Ona. He was a member of the
DAV, American Legion Placid
Post 25, Florida Sheriff's
Association and Placid Temple
Church of God.
He is survived by his wife of
45 years, Mary Harley of Lake
Placid; three daughters, Eva J.
Watson and husband Jim,
Marilyn Payne and husband
John, and Myra Hough and hus-
band Ralph; eight grandchil-
dren; 18 great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Tuesday from
10 to 11 a.m. with services at 11
a.m. at the Placid Temple
Church of God with Pastor
Jonathan Walker officiating and
military honors presented by
the VFW Honor Guard follow-
ing the service. Interment is at
New Zion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the Good
Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun
'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872.
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DOUG
HARDEN
Doug Harden, o9Q of Hous-
ton, Tekas, diedWednesday,
December 26, 2007, in Hous-
ton.
He was born in Wauchula
on June 27, 1948 and grew up
here. He went to Houston
from New Orleans, La. in
1992. He had previously
worked at Wauchula State
Bank and for Merle Prescott.
He was preceded in death
by his parents C.B. and
Aerial Harden and sister
Yvonne Manley.
He is survived by a broth-
er, C.B. Harden and wife
Carmen of Wauchula, as well
as nieces, nephews and
cousins.



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ROSE ANN KAUFMAN
Age 51, of Clearwater, formerly
of Bowling Green, passed away
January 18, 2008.
She was born in Missouri on
October 9, 1956. She is happy
now and at peace forever. She is
survived by one daughter,
Katina Peduzzi; two sons, John
Kaufman and Mark Kaufman;
seven grandchildren, Michael,
Joshua, Jake, Olivia, Marrah,
Triston and Devon; four
brothers, Eddie Baker, Donald
Baker, Aubrey Baker, Bruce
Baker; and one sister,
Barbara Carter.

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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; seven sons, Frank
Medrano, Alfred Medrano,
Tony Medrano, Jessie Med-
rano 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 broth-
ers, Anastacio Ramirez Jr. of
Bay City, Mich., Joe Luis
kRaiirez of Laport, Texas,
and Ben Ramirez of Immoka-
lee; four sisters, Francis Con-
treras of Donna, Texas, and
Martina Ramirez, Janie Ram-
irez and Rachel Jimenez, all
of Immokalee; 23 grandchil-
dren; and six great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Thursday,
Jan. 17 starting at 6 p.m. at
Apostolic Assembly at Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. Avenue
and Apostolic Road, Wau-
chula. Services were Friday
at 10 a.m. at the church with
Pastor Mario Zamora offici-
ating. Interment followed in
Wauchula Cemetery.



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NICHOLAS
MENDOZA SLR
Nicholas Mendoza Sr., 82,
of Zolfo Springs, died Tues-
day, January 22, 2008, at
Sebring.
Born Sept. 10, 1925 in
Donna, Texas, he came to
Hardee County from Texas in
1955. He was a citrus labor
contractor, had served in the
U.S. Navy and attended St.
Michael Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Elena Mendoza of Zolfo
Springs; four sons, Nick
Mendoza Jr. of Bettendorf,
Iowa, Oscar Mendoza of
South Berry, N.C., and
Robert Mendoza and George
Mendoza, both of Zolfo
Springs; six daughters, Lydia
Garcia of Wauchula, Ida
Mendoza of Umadilla, Ga.,
Mary Ramirez and. Elsa
Trinidad, both of Zolfo
Springs, and Sylvia Mendoza
and Barbara Mendoza, both
of Arcadia; two brothers,
Bacilio Mendoza Jr. and Roy
Mendoza, both of Zolfo
Springs;-;. .three sisters,
Beatrice Sanchez of Zolfo
Springs, and Lucky Smith
and Janie Mendoza, both of
Wauchula; 70 grandchildren,
200 great-grandchildren, and
num-erous great-great-grand-
children.
Visitation is tonight
(Thursday) from 6 to 8 at the
funeral home. Services are
tomorrow at St. Michael
Catholic Church at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Vincent
Clemente officiating. Inter-
ment will follow at Zolfo
Springs Baptist Church
Cemetery.



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Wauchula Cemetery.

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January 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Florida Avenue Paving To Start


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Sometime in the next two
weeks, traffic on South Florida
Avenue will be slowed by a
four-month project to widen
and resurface the road.
The Hardee County Commis-
sion approved the low bid of
$688,888.88 of the Gainesville-
,based Superior Asphalt for the
Work frbm SR 64 to Carlton
Street and possibly even north
of that.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
questioned why the five bids
received varied from Superior's
bid a high of $1.007 million by
Gibbs and Register. J.R.







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

MONDAY, JAN. 28
v*Zolfo Springs Town
Commission, workshop on
town manager and police
department, Town Hall, 3210
U.S. 17 North, Zolfo Springs,
4 p.m.
V'Wauchula City Commis-
sion, special meeting on
Park Place tenant and land-
scaping, Wauchula City
Auditorium, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.


Obituaries

ALLEN LEWIS "PETE"
HEINE SR.
Allen Lewis "Pete" Heine
Sr., 74, of Wauchula, died on
Saturday, January 19, 2008 in
Bellaire, Md.
Born in Wauchula on Feb.
16, 1933, he served in the U.S.
Navy, attended the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula and was a
member of the Moose Lodge in
Baltimore, Md.
He was preceded in death by
his parents George and Jeffie
Parrish Heine and brother
George Heine Jr..
SurvivorsAinclude,, hisvwife,
Arlene Kathryn Heine of Wau-
chula; a son, Allen Heine and
wife Dawn of Baltimore, Md.; a
brother, Robert "Bob" Heine Sr.
and wife Catherine of Arcadia;
a sister, Mary Ellen St. John. of
Tifton, Ga.; and two grandchil-
dren, Brittany and Ciarra Heine
of Baltimore, Md.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) 6-8 at the funeral home.
Services are tomorrow at 2 p.m.
at the funeral home with the
Rev. Robert Winne officiating.
Interment will follow in Wau-
chula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula





FRANK E.
WALKER
Frank E. Walker, 82, of
Frostproof, died Friday, Jan-
uary 18, 2008, at Lake Wales.
-Born April 22, 1925 in Fort
Meade, he served in the U.S.
Army during WWII earning a
Purple Heart. He was a ranch-
er/cowboy and was of the
Baptist faith.
He is survived by Willie
Mae Walker of Frostproof, his
wife of 39 years; three daugh-
ters, Edith McElroy and hus-
band George of Arcadia,
Donna Porter and husband
Dale of Augusta, Ga., and
Terri Conn and husband
Roger of Piano, Texas; two
brothers, Richard Walker of
Parrish and Marvin Walker Jr.
of Wauchula; three sisters,
Mildred Carlton of Duette,
Grace Taylor of Arcadia and
Maggie Timmons of Wau-
chula; sseven step-daughters
and one step-son; six grand-
children; and five great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday 6-8
p.m. at the funeral home. Ser-
vices were Tuesday at 10
a.m. at the funeral home with
Pastor Kelly Gallati officiat-
ing. Interment was in Watson
Cemetery in Fort Meade.

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Prestridge, director of public
works they all attended the
mandatory pre-bid conference,
understood the need for perfor-
mance bonds and had the same
information on requirements
and standards.
The work includes drainage
improvements on several cul-
verts, improved radius for turn-
ing onto adjacent roads,
milling, resurfacing, guardrails
and grassing, and possibly
thermaplastic striping which
will last longer.
The work will begin as soon
as the notice to proceed is
issued and is not supposed to
exceed 120 workdays, unless
adverse weather stops the pro-
ject.
In other action, the commis-


sion:
approved a proclamation
of February as Wauchula Lion
Club month.
The club was formed in fiscal
year 1927-28, making this its
80th anniversary. It began in
July 1927 with 27 charter mem-
bers. The club helps provide
eyeglasses and eye exams for
about 60 people yearly, has
sponsored the Lionettes with
scholarships since 1971, sup-
ports the Seeing Eye dog pro-
gram and many other individu-
als and organizations.
discussed and approved a
special exception to locate a
single-family dwelling (mob-
ile home) in Pioneer Acres sub-
division on 1.25 acres zoned
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mobile homes. The requirement
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standards with the surrounding
area is being met. Some F-R
zoning has only conventional
housing with which a mobile
home may not be compatible.
approved a work order for
the landfill addition, allowing
engineers to respond to South-
west Florida Management Dis-
trict requests for more informa-
tion on turbidity and monitoring
wells for the possible sediments
caused in the collector liners
and soil.
approved additional engi-
neering for the county develop-
ment of a water plant on a five-
acre site donated at the planned
Torrey Groves Community
south of the college.


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approved an ordinance
extending the implementation
of impact fees until July 2008
as had been approved at the
December meeting.
approved updated public
records availability and destruc-
tion policies.
approved a resolution
changing the designation of
U.S. 17 from Zolfo Springs to
the DeSoto County line as
Hardee Highway. The commis-
sion wanted to name it Hardee
Parkway, but that stretch of
road does not meet criteria for
designation as a parkway.
County Manager Lex Albrit-
ton said he met with state De-
partment of Transportation staff
recently on pursuing the possi-
bility of a north-south pair on
U.S. 17 south and a public
workshop will be scheduled in
February.


approved a minor subdi-
vision plat for Walsh' Mini-
Storage subdivision on 31.72
acres on the west side of U.S.
17 near the Hardee-DeSoto
line.
approved a $105,000 con-
tract with Grove Masonry to
complete brick repointing at the
courthouse.

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days and live them, each
one of them, every one of
them, or else the years go
right by and none of
them belong to you.
-Herb Gardner
Possessions dwindle: I
mourn their loss. But I
mourn the loss of time
much more, for anyone
can save his purse, but
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Wildcat Season Winds Down


q By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats face
their final four regular season
opponents as they gear up for
district playoffs in two weeks.
The 'Cats lost a pair of dis-
trict games last week, while
winning Saturday against Gold-
en Gate, a new high school in
Charlotte County. This week,
they hosted Lake Placid on
Tuesday' in a varsity-only game.
Tomorrow (Friday), they
greet DeSoto, currently district
top seed. DeSoto has three dis-
trict games this week," vs.
Sarasota Booker, Sebring and
then Hardee. So far, the Bull-
dogs have only one district loss,
to Booker. Booker is 6-2, losing
to Hardee and to Sebring, which
is in third place. Hardee is a
solid fourth at 6-5, well ahead
of Braden River and Avon Park
with only two district wins and
Palmetto, whose only district
win was against Hardee in the
season opener.

AVON PARK 59,
HARDEE 45
The 5-14 Red Devils were


obviously ready to avenge the
earlier 63-45 loss to Hardee in
Wildcat gym. The first half was
close, Avon Park up 15-12 after
the first eight minutes of action.
Hardee reversed that to take a
30-29 halftime advantage. The
Red Devils picked up two
points more than Hardee in the
third quarter and led 40-39
going in to final session, where
Hardee was nearly shut down
and Avon Park went on a tear to
take the 59-45 win from the
Wildcats.
"We just couldn't get any-
thing going in the second half.
It was a really bad game, a big
district loss for us and only the
second district win for Avon
Park. Josh (Jackson) had hurt
his hand, couldn't handle the
ball and saw limited action. We
had too many turnovers. We got
what we deserved," commented
Wildcat head coach Vance
Dickey.
Cleveland Nobles topped
Avon Park with 17 points, but
there were three other Red
Devils in double-digits, with
14, 13 and 10 points.
For Hardee, it was Mark St.


Fort the game's high scorer
with 20 points. Arnold Louis
was held to just nine points.
Lucas Juarez and Antjuan Jones
each had seven points and
Postene Louisjeune added a
deuce.

BOOKER 34, HARDEE 32
Hardee had defeated Booker
51-50 in the Tornado gym and
the 15-5 Tornadoes learned
from that loss.
"It was a defensive struggle
early. They did a good job keep-
ing the ball away from Arnold
and Mark and took them out of
the game. The rest of our play-
ers couldn't take advantage of
that They outhustled us, got
the loose ball and caused
turnovers," summed up Dickey.
St. Fort tipped to Louis to
start the game in Hardee's
favor. It was over two minutes,
however, before there was any
score. The 'Cats got the first
points of the game as Louis
rebounded a Jackson shot.
It was only 10 seconds before
Tornado senior Marquis Mack
tied the game. When Louis was
fouled 10 seconds later and hit


one-of-two, Hardee had the lead
again. Booker senior Eric Gue-
varez made it a 4-3 game.
Back and forth they went,
Booker getting a trey from
senior Mike Gorman and free
throw by junior Larry Polynice.
In the last 45 seconds of the
first quarter, Louis drove
through the key for a deuce and
Jones took a long pass from St.
Fort for a running lay-up. When
the buzzer sounded, Hardee was
within one point, 8-7.
There were three more ties or
lead changes early in the second
stanza during which St. Fort
nailed six free throws. Despite
that, Booker took a 22-19 lead
into the locker room at halftime.
Jackson sank a three to open
the second half, tying the game.
The teams traded shots.' On a
defensive rebound and long
pass to Louis, Hardee took a 28-
27 advantage heading into the
final session.
Corey Jenkins got the first
score of the fourth quarter and
Booker took a 29-28 lead. From
then on, the Tornadoes kept just
in front of the Wildcats. At the
30-second mark, a Jackson trey
narrowed the gap to 33-32.
Booker played keep-away.
Hardee was forced to foul and


Mack responded by hitting one-
of-two to make the final score
34-32.
In the low-scoring defensive
struggle, Mack led the
Tornadoes with 13 points. Louis
matched that with a baker's
dozen for the Wildcats on six
deuces and a free throw. St. Fort
finished with 10 points, Jackson
six, Jones a deuce and
Louisjeune with a foul shot.
Nolan Neuhauser, Tre' Ander-
son' and Juarez added to the
floor game.

HARDEE 69,
GOLDEN GATE 39
Hardee finished the week
with a relatively easy Saturday
game at Charlotte High School
against Golden Gate, whose
bright spot was Chip Salter,
who hit in every quarter and
ended up with 17 points.
For the Wildcats, it was a
chance to get everyone lots of
playing time. With only eight
players now on the roster, some
starters were, of course, always
in the game. The determined
Golden Gate squad did not go
away easily. Hardee led 21-14
at the end of the first period and
gradually and surely widened
that lead.


For the 'Cats, it was St. Fort
with 27 points on a combination
of deuces, treys and three-of-
four at the charity stripe. Louis
chipped in with 21 points,
including five-for-five at the
free throw line.
Jackson had a trio of treys,
Louisjeune six points, Jones
two and Anderson four. Juarez,
as usual, was consistent in
rebounding and assists, as was.
Neuhauser.

JV GAMES
The junior Wildcats failed .to
"execute our plays. We just quit
doing the things that work for
us," said coach Rod Smith.
At Avon Park, it was a study
in lack of concentration as the
junior 'Cats missed all 10 free
throw attempts and caused
numerous turnovers, losing 66-
22.
Arierre Conner topped the
junior Devils with 17 points,
while Tekovin Miller had 13
and Alonzo Roberts a dozen.
For Hardee, sophomore
Jarrell Ellis was high for
Hardee with a dozen points.
Charles Allen, the only other
soph on the youthful squad,
added a half dozen. Freshmen
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Scott Donaldson and Carl
Brown each had two points.
Other freshman sharing playing
time were Justin Bromley,
D'Vonte Hooks, Kalan Royal,
Kyle Bodeck, Nathan Tomlin-
son and Dylan Justice.
Against Booker on Friday
night, it was a similar game, the
junior Tornadoes taking an
early lead. Hardee had its best
outing in. the second quarter,


cutting the lead to 22-16 at half-
time. From there it went down-
hill, with Booker winning 45-
30.
Brandon Fox and Jeff
Calahan each had 10 points to
lead Booker. Donaldson topped
Hardee with a game-high 11
points. Ellis had six, Royal and
Bromley each four, Hooks two
and Brown one at the free throw
line.


JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL


Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


HOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
JV Boys playing their final games this week are (first row, from left) Carl Brown, Jarrell Ellis, Charles Allen, D'Vonte
Hooks, Kalan Royal and manager Rodney Spinks; (back row) head coach Rod Smith, Justin Bromley, Nathan
Tomlinson, Scott Donaldson, Kyle Bodeck, Dylan Justice and assistant coach Carl Brown.


KEEPING THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
How do you keep the Christmas spirit going? Well, for one
thing, you could follow the lead of Jorge Munoz, who works at it
365 days a year.
What Munoz does is simple enough in the telling: He provides
free hot meals every night for about 35 immigrants, most of them
homeless, on the streets of the New York City borough of Queens.
What's more, he and his mother and sister cook all the meals
themselves, and they do it with no money coming in from the out-
side but just a handful of gifts of food and supplies.
Simple in the telling, as I said, but arduous in the undertaking.
Munoz does what he does because he saw a need and knew
that he could answer it. "This is not politics," one of the homeless
men said in halting English. "He does this because he has a sweet
heart."
I read about Munoz in a story in The New York Times. It was
headed "An Angel in Queens," and that's surely what Munoz must
seem like to his nightly dinner guests. "I had nothing to eat at all
for three days," one of them said, smiling at his good fortune.
"That smile," Munoz said. "That's the way I get paid."
Munoz, 43, lives in a comfortable home in the Woodhaven
section of Queens, along with his mother and sister. He has a good
steady job now, driving a school bus, and he's an American citizen.
But back in 1986 he was without work himself, an immigrant
recently arrived from Colombia. The memory of how he felt then
came back to him one night three years ago when he saw some
homeless men standing on a corner.
"When I saw these guys in the street I thought, 'It's like me 20
years ago.' I told them, 'Just wait for me here every night I'll
bring you something to eat, I promise.' "
True to his word, he showed up the next night, with enough hot
meals for everybody.
And the next night, and the night after that, and night after
night for three years now without skipping a beat.
The project takes time, talent and careful planning. It starts
each day at 4:45 a.m., when Munoz begins cooking. The family
pitches in when Munoz goes off to work, and when he gets home
it's time to reheat everything and pack it all in Styrofoam contain-
ers, with bread on the side and coffee to top things off. Then it's
loaded in his van, and Munoz is off!
Every room in the Munoz house is full of supplies, and the
work goes on with no thought of weekends or holidays.
What's the budget for this operation? Munoz laughs. "We
never give expenses a thought. We'd get scared if we started to add
them up." . .. .... .... ..... ........
Everything Munoz does lives out the Christopher message at
street level. He's lighting a.canileofif ch m eqsdri making
a difference for real in their lives. And he does it all with' no
regard for the cost.
"I feel great, man," he told the Times reporter as they said
goodbye. "That's my payback."
For a free copy of "Your Good Example Makes A Difference,"
write-: The Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004;
or e-mail: mail@christophers.org.


VARSITY BASKETBALL


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Varsity boys going into district playoffs are (kneeling, from left) Nolan Neuhauser, Josh Jackson, Antjuan Jones, Tre'
Anderson and manager Daniel Boehm; (standing) Arnold Louis, Lucas Juarez, Postene Louisjeune and Mark St. Fort.


Letter To The Editor

Proposed Amendment Would


Be Good
Dear Editor:
Several county commission-
ers wrote in to The Herald-
Advocate imploring voters to
reject the amendment in part
because of the portability provi-
sion. They are either misin-
formed or disingenuous.
In Minor Bryant's argument,
he states, "People can come
here and not pay a cent in prop-
erty tax because they had a
higher exemption in another
county and can bring it with
them, up to $500,000." This
seems to be their main objec-
tion..
None of them mentioned the
provision that the Legislature
would make up the difference.
And none of them notes what a
boon it would be to gain some
residents with the ability to take
those large exemptions. Those
are the-people who bring jobs
and industry! The more, the
merrier. They'd more than
make up for it on their own.
Here are some of the features
of this common sense amend-
ment:
Allows portability of accu-
mulated Save Our Homes
(SOH) benefits for homeowners


For Hardee County
who move. from one homestead The average savings from
to another. the additional homestead ex-
Homeowners may transfer emption is $240 per year.
their SOH benefit to a new Provides an assessment
homestead anywhere in Florida growth limitation of 10 percent
with two years of leaving their for all non-homiestead proper-
former homesteads. ties.
Those who sold their This assessment limitation
homes in 2007 can transfer their does not apply to school tax
SOH benefit to a new home- levies.
stead if they establish the new The assessment limitation
homestead by January 1, 2009. will expire in 10 years. At that
If "up sizing" to a home of time, voters will decide whether
equal or greater just value, the to reauthorize it.
homestead owner can transfer Creates a new Tangible
100 percent of the SOH benefit Personal Property Exemption of
to the new homestead, up to a $25,000.
$500,000 transferred benefit. This exemption applies to;
If "downsizing" to a home all tax levies.
with a lower just value, the And this important feature
homestead owner can transfer a for poor counties like ours:
SOH benefit that protects the Directs the Legislature to annu-
same percentage of value as it ally appropriate to fiscally con-
did the former homestead, up to strained counties to offset
a $500,000 benefit. revenue reductions that result
The transferred SOH bene- from the constitutional amend-
fit will apply to school taxes on ment.
the new homestead. In other words, we can't lose.
Creates an additional If our tax base is smaller, the
homestead exemption worth up Legislature has to make up the
to $25,000, applied .to assessed difference.


value above $50,000.
This exemption does not
apply to school tax levies.


Steve Spinks
Bowling Green


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E Kelly's Column
By Jim


Florida's presidential primary election wil-l be Tuesday, Jan.
\ 29. Also, a constitutional amendment is on the ballot to increase
homestead exemption and other items.
Hardee Supervisor of Elections Jeff Ussery urges a strong
Hardee voter turnout. Hardee has 11,453 registered voters 6,633
Democrats, 3,461 Republicans and 1,359 other.



Letter To The Editor

Time Running Out For

Marriage Amendment


Dear Editor:
The collection of 611,009
petitions for a Florida Marriage
Protection Amendment to be
placed on the 2008 ballot has
been a long but rewarding
process for many people across
the state of Florida.
This amendment defines
marriage as the union of one
man and one woman and would
prohibit polygamy, group mar-
riage, and same-sex marriages
S in Florida.
i The amendment missed
being placed on the 2006 ballot
because of falling short by
about 55,000 signatures, but the
signatures that had been collect-
ed and certified at that time
were good through the 2008
S election year, so the process
continued on to finish thie col-
lection. In December 2007 it
was announced that there were
611,009 certified signatures and
the amendment would be
placed on the 2008 ballot.
Then on Monday, Jan. 14, it
was learned by the Division of
Elections officials that due to an
"unprecedented audit" ordered
by the division, the Florida
Marriage Protection Amend-
ment fell short by some 22,000
signatures. Since this an-
nouncement there have been
many people all across the state
working once again to collect
the needed amount of signa-
tures.
We need your help in Hardee
County and time is very short.
If you haven't signed a petition
this is your last chance.
You cannot sign petitions


online. They must be down-
loaded from www.florida4mar-
riages.org, filled out completely
and accurately and then mailed
to Florida4Marriage.org, 4853
S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL
32806 no later than Friday, Jan.
25.
If you do not have access to a
computer and would like copies
of petitions, please call any of
the numbers listed below. Also
if you collect any petitions after
Friday, Jan. 25, please do not
mail them but contact any one
of the numbers below as there
will be a physical deliver of
petitions to the headquarters in
Orlando on Tuesday, Jan. 29,
which is the absolute deadline.
This is an emergency as time
is very short. Helping to collect
the sufficient amount of signa-
tures to place this state constitu-
tional amendment on the 2008
ballot will give all the people of
the state of Florida a chance to
vote on this very important
issue. So if you know of any
family, friends or church mem-
bers who have not signed peti-
tions, please help by taking
action today by contacting:
John Russell at 773-4659, Janis
Bass at 773-4520, Priscilla
Kelley at 773-3475 or Phyllis
Barley at 773-9608.
For the most up-to-date accu-
rate information concerning this
matter, please visit www.flori-
da4marriage.org. Thank you.

Hardee County Marriage
Protection Coalition
Janis Bass
Wauchula


The Democratic candidates for president are Joseph Biden Jr.,
Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel,
Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, and Bill Richardson III.
Even though the national party said no Florida delegates will
be seated due to setting the primary early without permission,
Ussery said that could change. The vote totals will be important
anyway since Florida is such a large state.
The Republican candidates are Rudy Giuliani, Mike
Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Alan Keyes, John McCain, Ron Paul,
Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo and Fred Thompson.
The national GOP has said half the Florida delegates will be
seated at the national convention as punishment for the early pri-
mary without national party permission.
I like Hillary Clinton or John Edwards as Democrat and Mitt
Romney or John McCain as president.
The amendment issue is confusing. County Manager Lex
Albritton said if passed the amendment, good for 10 years, could
cost the county $600,000 to $700,000 annually in lost tax revenues.
He also said the Florida Legislature has passed a measure that the
state would reimburse the lost revenues to counties of critical eco-
nomic concern such as Hardee.
At least a couple of officials have asked, where will the state
get the money to reimburse the county?
Hardee county commissioners are not in favor of the proposed
amendment, which needs 60 percent approval statewide to pass.
Gov. Charlie Crist favors passing the amendment to save Florida
homeowners some ad valorem taxes. Some estimates are the aver-
age savings per home for the extra $25,000 homestead exemption
is about $200 a year to homes that qualify.
This amendment is controversial and represents a compromise
by the legislature.
Most people I would think would like to have a tax cut. The
governor thinks so, saying property taxes are too high. The county
commissioners indicate a cut in taxes means a cut in services. And
then there is the promise by the state to reimburse economically
challenged counties like Hardee the taxes they would lose if the
amendment passes.
Millage rates can and have been lowered at times, but when
your property appraisal is greatly increased by the property
appraiser's office based on recent comparative sales, all too often
the same or lower millage rate results in higher taxes when the
assessment goes up. That is a problem.

Florida's orange crop estimate remains at 168 million boxes.
This is up 30 percent over last year's 129 million boxes.
The crop in 2001-02 was 230 million boxes, reported Florida
Citrus Mutual.
Mutual says Florida's current orange crop has 8 million boxes
of earlies and mids, 3 million boxes of navels and 87 million boxes
of valencias.

Four restaurants have closed in Hardee County recently for
lack of business Red Garage Pub, Mona's Italian Restaurant and
Mojito's Cuban Restaurant, all on Main Street in Wauchula, and
Betsy Ross Diner in Zolfo Springs. A new restaurant is expected to
open soon at the Mojito's site.

Eli Manning continues to be an NFL success in leading the
New York Giants to the Super Bowl game.
Three weeks ago a Tampa Bay fan shouted, "Eli, you will
never get out of your brother's shadow." The Giants quarterback
led his team to wins in the playoffs over the Bucs, Dallas and Green
Bay. His brother Peyton woir a Super Bowl ring last year with Tony
Dungy's Indianapolis Colts.
Eli and the Giants have an excellent chance to end the 18-0
New England Patriots from having a perfect season. Their dad
Archie was a fine quarterback for Ole Miss and the NFL New
Orleans Saints.

On Jan. 5 the nation's longest high school sports streak ended


About The Referendum
-Voting will take place on Tuesday, January 29th.
-If passed, the average homeowner will save an average of $20 a month.
-If you rent, you do not save anything.
-The amendment will provide another $25,000 exemption on homes valued over $50,000 but only on local government taxes and NOT
school taxes.
-Non homestead properties (rentals, lots) will be subject to a 10% cap on property assessment. The cap is currently 3%.
-Homeowners will be able to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save Our Home benefits to a new homesteaded property (Also known as
"Portability").
-If you live in a nice neighborhood and pay a lot in taxes, someone can move in and pay less taxes than you and your neighbors.
-This reduction in taxes for a few Floridians would reduce school funding for all students.
-Experts predict that the cost of this referendum to local governments will close fire stations across th ,,state and minimize the capability
of a statewide disaster response.
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when Brandon High School lost a dual wrestling match to South
Dade, 32-28.
The dual match winning streak had reached 459 over a nearly
34-year period.
Brandon wrestling coach Russ Cozart now has a 385-1 record
in 28 years leading the Eagles, reported the St. Petersburg Times.
Brandon's last loss had been 29-18 to Bradenton Manatee on Feb.
20, 1973.
"Wrestlers moved in from all over the country to train with
Brandon's youth wrestling program," wrote Times staff writer Joe
Smith.
Cozart said after the loss to South Dade, "Nobody wanted to
be on the team that got beat. But let's face it, this is a world record
that just came to an end. It is not the end of the world."

Hardee County received another good rain over the weekend.
Our family lives in Bowling Green where we have had two recent
rains of about an inch each.

The Martin Luther King Day parade was held on Main Street
and 7th Avenue in Wauchula on Monday afternoon. It was a good
one. Wauchula lightweight boxer Edner Cherry walked in the
parade, and five children were carrying his five title belts.

A study of 20,000 adults ages 45 to 79 in the United Kingdom
indicated people can live an extra 14 years if they don't smoke, eat
lots of fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly and drink alcohol in
moderation, wrote Maria Cheng of The Associated Press in the
Lakeland Ledger Jan. 9.

The DeSoto Sun recently reported an Arcadia city commis-
sioner is donating his $6,000 salary this year back to the city to help
needy people pay their utility bills.

Rheta Grimsley Johnson, a syndicated columnist in the South,
has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the next American president. "She
is articulate, extremely smart, experienced and driven," wrote
Johnson.
She wrote, that white males have run the country for over two
centuries. Johnson infers that a lot of males think women are too
emotional, too soft, and too wrapped up in child-rearing and cake-
baking. The author said a main reason for her support for Hillary is
because "she is a woman."
Rheta as a Democrat also likes Bill Richardson's "humility
and experience." John Edward's "passion and causes," and Barack
Obama's "oratory, the best since Jesse Jackson's." Her column is
published on Friday in the Ledger.
America for the first time in history this year has a strong
woman candidate and black candidate for president, both
Democrats.
Florida's presidential primary is Jan. 29. The Republicans
have a great race going, too, for George W. Bush's successor.

As of Monday regular unleaded gasoline was $3.07 a gallon in
Wauchula. This was down from $3.11 last week.
President Bush recently told the prince of Saudi Arabia that
high oil prices were hurting the American economy.

The price of regular unleaded gasoline on Wednesday was
$3.05.

The Ken Apple family singers will perform at the Faith
Assembly of God church in Bowling Green on Sunday at 10:50
a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Rev. Jimmy Miller has been pastor for 31 years.

The annual Peace Valley Camp Meeting is being held at 7 p.m.
nightly through Jan. 27 at the Caring People Ministries in Bowling
Green three blocks West on County Line Road. Ken Osborne is an
excellent singer, with gifted speakers George Holley (evangelist)
and Larry Evans (president).








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Justice For All
By Thomas E. Santarlas
Criminologist


IDENTITY THEFT
Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United
States. It has been estimated that nearly 10 million people are vic-
timized each year, most of whom have no idea they are the victims
of crime until it is too late.
The most common form of identity theft is the fraudulent use
of credit cards. The electronic age in which we live provides crim-
inals with countless venues in which to swipe our personal infor-
mation. There are a number of different methods for obtaining such
data.
One way is when an unsuspecting victim hands over his cred-
it card to another person for the purposes of conducting a lawful
transaction. Unbeknownst to the law-abiding citizen is the crook
-lying in wait for the opportunity to "skim" the personalized num-
bers off the credit or debit card. An electronic device is utilized out
of sight of the cardholder, and within seconds his vital information
is zapped and stored for future criminal endeavors.
Another scenario depicts the savvy computer criminals "phish-
ing" for sensitive personal information. They employ sophisticated
spamming techniques such as pretending to be financial organiza-
tions in an attempt to lure data from unsuspecting people. The
spam is disguised as an e-mail sent from your bank to either update
or verify information about your account. Many of the inquiries
appear to be valid, as the criminals utilize sophisticated graphics
depicting real bank logos with accurate addresses and telephone
numbers.
If the former doesn't work, criminals can always revert to
"Dumpster diving" and/or postal theft to steal a persons' identity.
Many of us haphazardly discard our personal information in the
trash without taking the time to audit the sensitive data. Credit card
applications, utility bills and bank statements all become gold
mines to the financially motivated crook.
Bear in mind that it is not illegal for someone to take your bag
of trash from the public domain. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled
that trash placed on the curb is considered to be abandoned prop-
erty and available for anyone to seize. Criminalization attaches
when the person takes the confidential information from the dis-
carded statements and assumes the identity of another for personal
gain. The contents of a mailbox are a different matter all together.
The theft of mail is a federal crime from the moment a. person
opens a mailbox and knowingly and willingly steals the mail there-
in. Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 1708, assesses a maximum prison
term of five years and up to a $250,000 fine upon conviction of
mail-theft charges.
To combat potential instances of identity theft you should
employ a three-prong regimen:
First, remain vigilant with your personal information and
a ever let your credit or debit card leave your sight. Second, don't
respond to e-mail solicitations that request any personal informa-
tion without independent verification of the originating source;
and, third, routinely check your mailbox and retrieve the contents
inside. If you are going on vacation, have the post office hold your
mail or get a trusted neighbor or family member to retrieve it on a
daily basis. Deposit any outgoing mail directly into the mail slots
inside the post office. Don't use the little red flag on the side of the
mailbox. It is an indicator not only to the mail carrier but also the
criminal casing the neighborhood.
There are some remedies available for victims of identity theft.
First and foremost, you should contact your bank and credit
card companies to advise of the theft, place a fraud alert on your


accounts and/or cancel the accounts and dispute any unauthorized
transactions. The credit card companies will usually assign you a
new account number and send another credit card to your desired
location. Federal law limits your financial responsibility to $50 if
certain provisions are met.
Once you have notified the credit companies, immediately
contact your local law enforcement agency and the Federal Trade
Commission in order to file an identity theft complaint. It is imper-
ative that an official complaint is made indicating that you are a
victim of identity theft.
The next critical step in the process is to contact the three
major credit-reporting bureaus. This should prevent the fraudulent
debts from reappearing on your credit report and stop debt collec-
tion companies from attempting to secure payment on the alleged


debt(s). Make sure that you document all of the phone calls with
letters and send them via Certified Mail. Your credit report is a vital
docuinent needed to secure future borrowing. If compromised, it is
very difficult to cleanse. Make sure it is protected at all costs.
Here are some valuable sources of information for identity-
theft victims:
Federal Trade Commission: 600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.,
Washington, D.C., 20580. Telephone (877) 438-4338.
Equifax: P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374. Telephone
(800) 525-6285.
Experian: P.O. Box 9532, Allen TX, 75013. Telephone (888)
397-3742.
TransUnion: P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834. Telephone
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Over The Fence
By Dr. Ross A. Hendry


HOW DO YOU LOVE AN UGLY DOG?
Five or six years ago a client, who worked in the mines, came
roaring into the clinic about noon one day when the staff was gone.
He was carrying a big dog that was barely breathing and the only
thing he could wiggle was his eyes. He said, "You got to do some-
thing Dod, I couldn't just leave him there to die."
Of course, he couldn't make a financial commitment because
it wasn't his dog. I put him in the kennel and started him on IV flu-
ids. For the next few days I picked ticks off him, and it is really
hard to find every tick on a tick-paralyzed dog. However; once we
get all the ticks off the paralysis starts to reverse.
When he got to the point where he could swallow I hand-fed
him. On the fifth day he was standing and when I went into the
cage, he was wagging his short, stubby tail. Frankly, he was the
ugliest dog I had ever seen. He was something between black and
gray with not a white spot on him. His hair coat was like steel wool,
and he had those beady, yellow eyes that could look right through
you.
That same day when I was feeding him one of our technicians
walked buy. The dog lunged and made a deep, blood-curdling
growl. It just about scared him to death.
It seemed I was the only person he liked at the time. The fol-
lowing morning one of our employees went back to clean and the
dog ran him clear out of the kennels. I said to myself, "I have my
watch dog."
I took him home and every time I bumped up against him for
almost a year he would growl, but he never tried to bite me or any-
body else in the family. Because of his color we named him Blue
and let him stay. He became the ultimate watchdog.
Blue had caught enough Armadillos in his life that he didn't
many teeth left and what he did have were all ground down so he
couldn't really hurt anybody. He was a unique watchdog because if
anybody came, he planted himself between them and the house
didn't make a sound. If they continued to move toward the house
he might growl, but he was an awesome buffer against anyone
approaching the house. It was like a 6'10" man that weighed 300
pounds guarding the house. Blue did it just because he looked
BAD!
Over the years he did bite a worker or two, but he didn't do
anymore than scare them. He couldn't hurt anybody because he
was toothless, but people respected him. Over time he became
completely socialized. Whoever had owned him before had taught
him to shake, on command so he was entertaining and the watch-
dog I had always wanted.
We had him at the house for about five years, but about a


Cat Tales
By Jan Beckley
Zolfo Springs Elementary Principal


BACK TO WORK!
Winter Break signaled that we are close to the mid-point of ot
school year. The faculty and staff of Zolfo Springs Elementary a
well rested and ready for the second semester. We hope our st
dents had a good holiday and have put on their thinking cap
geared up their minds for learning, and are now doing their best
focus on the tasks at hand.
Congratulations to Helen Neal, first-grade teacher, for being
selected by her peers as Teacher of the Year, and to Tisha Crew
who was selected School-Related Person of the Year. Zolfo Sprinj
Elementary is pleased to have these hard-working professionals
our school
After-school programs continue during the second semester
we offer intensive instruction to our students in reading and mat
During the first semester, our after-school classes included third
through fifth-grade students. We are starting a fourth-grac
Writing Camp and an Exceptional Student Education Readii
Camp to provide additional instruction in those areas.
Our goal is to prepare our students for not only the upcomir
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test but also to better prepa
them for promotion to the next grade level. Thank you to parent
who are able to schedule their child into these extra classes.
FCAT writing is Feb. 12-15. The FCAT for reading, math ai
science is March 11-25.


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month ago he started losing weight so we brought him in to tl
clinic and did a work-up on him. His blood chemistry was uneven
ful, but he did have an elevated white cell count.
We found he had a bladder stone and surgically removed tha
We tried to change him to a more appropriate diet that would pr
vent a reoccurrence of the stones, but he wouldn't eat it. We fina
ly just fed him whatever we could get him to eat.
Then Blue started to vomit occasionally and continued to det
riorate so I decided I needed to have a look in his belly. We did
laparotomy and opened up his belly. He had inoperable pancreat
cancer and that is the kiss of death. Under those circumstances w
put him to sleep on the table and didn't let him wake up.
To answer the headline about "How Do You Love An Ug
Dog" I can tell you with all your heart and we are expert
encing an incredible sense of loss after five years of having an ide
watch dog, and friend.


al- CHAPEL
One hundred eighty were pre-
e- sent. We want to let everyone
a know we appreciate all who
ic help to make this a special
we activity. "Brethren, We Have
Met To Worship" was played on
ly the olgan by Sandy Feeser.
ri- Pastor Jim spoke from the third
-al chapter of James. Being unified
will be the best way to keep the
devil from causing strife as he
is always lurking to find an
opening to cause dissension.
We hope we can reach that
magic number of 200 as we
have promised Pastor Jim.
COFFEE & ACTIVITIES
We had 248 attending to
enjoy the doughnuts and coffee.
Wanda explained about how
our activities fund works. Many
i coupons were given away and
50/50 was won by Joe
McKinney, congrats!
ur Our last ice cream social we
re served 250, which was a lot of
u- ice cream! We are having an-
is, other one coming up and we
to need cakes and especially
sugar-free cakes donated for
ng this event. Remember you re-
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gs donate a cake. At pancake
at breakfast we served 223. There
is another one coming up
as Saturday, as well as a spaghetti
th. dinner at 5 with a $5 charge.
d- Jean Ricard served 155 at
de potluck. We had 116 at the
ng dance with "Sweet Charlie,"
and we had 81 listen to Robert
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Soccer Boys In Playoffs


By JOAN SEAMAN
f01 The HeraildAdvoate
Ahalfdozen games in the last
two weeks prepared the Hardee
Wildcats for the Class 4A-10
playoffs this week in Sebring,
The boys were scheduled to
play against DeSoto in Monday
night's early game, while Avon
Park was set to play the late
game against Braden River,
Top-seed Palmetto awaited the
Monday early game winner and
second-seed Sebring was to
square off against the Monday
late game winner, Those games
were on Tuesday night. The dis-
trict finals are tomorrow (Fri-
day) at 7 p.m. There were no
district-game results available
at press time.
Coach Ron Kline has been
mostly pleased with the Wild-
cats' play in the last two weeks.
He has been switching players
around to gain experience for
the playoffs. Senior Jose Casta-
neda moved from sweeper up to
the front line and has scored
five times in recent games.
He and fellow Class of 2008
players Luis Hilario, Gilberto
Gutierrez, Adam Juarez and
Luis Reyes have been leaders
on and off the field this season
and are getting good looks from
Florida Southern and Warner
International, and Pasco and
South Florida community col-
leges.
The Jan. 8 game against
DeSoto began a four-game
home streak with mixed results.
Hardee won the always-tough
rivalry with DeSoto 1-0. After
a defensive first half, soph
Martin Vega opened play after
S the second-half water break by
taking a pass from junior cap-
tain Roman Alvarez and putting
"a nice shot in the hole" in the
only score of the game.
Two days later, Hardee host-
ed Palmetto and played hard in
a 3-1 loss. The Tigers scored on
back-to-back goals at the 27-
minute and 24-minute marks of
the first half. They also benefit-



Dixie Darlini
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was only games early in the
week for the Dixie Darlings AA
girls teams last week.
According to information re-
ceived, there were only games
on Monday and Tuesday last
week. There was no report on
the girls' game set for Thursday
between the EMBR Powder
Puffs and the Vandolah Power
Shockers.
The league-leading Carlton
Brothers Heartbreakers split
their games last week, losing on
Monday and winning on Tues-
day. They now have a 3-1
record.
On Monday, the Shockers
stunned the Heartbreakers 17-
10.
Cori-Ann Rosales, Sarah
Welch and Cassidy Brown each
circled the bases three times for
the Shockers. Leadoff batter
Lindsey Welch and Yadira
Castillo added twin tallies and
Michael Villarreal, Makenna
Dimock, Michaela Klein and
Bridgette Conley had solo


ed from a penalty kick with five
minutes left in the second half.
Hardee's only score was a com-
bination effort. A shot went at
the goalie, bounced out in front
of the net and Castaneda and
junior Eliseo Diaz were on the
spot to return it past the goalie
for the score. Several other
shots on goal missed by inches.
The Jan. 11 game against
Frostproof, which is leading its
district, was "a great game, a
friendly rivalry,", said Kline.
The Bulldogs scored 15 min-
utes into the game with a shot in
the flat. The game stayed that
way untill0 minutes into the
second half, when senior
Hilario got the first goal of his
four-year career. There were
lots of other shots and blocked
shots on both sides of the ball,
but neither team could score
and it ended as a 1-1 tie.
In games last week, Hardee
hosted Lake Placid last Monday
for Senior Night. "We played
hard from the beginning. Joe
(Castaneda) and Luis (Reyes)
each had a pair of goals. Then
we got everyone into the game
and a chance for some playing
time," commented Kline.
Last Tuesday Hardee traveled
north to face Lakeland Kath-
leen, normally a Polk County
powerhouse. Casteneda scored
early in the game, at the 3:10
mark hit and also scored at the
29-minute mark. The 14-4-2
Red Devils got only one score,
at the 21.50 mark of the second
half. "We surprised them with
our play," said a delighted
Kline.
The final game of the regular
season was Friday at Fort
Meade. "Their center, number
15, is the toughest ball con-
troller I've seen all year," said
Kline of the 4-0 loss to the
Miners.
He noted the improvement all
season. "We are communicating
better with the strong leadership
we have," he concluded.


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scores. Marisol Montanez and
Jocelyn Villarreal also played.
Destinee Pace got on base
three times and scored twice for
the Heartbreakers. Ashlee Pat-
terson, Aubrey Bragg and Ash-
leigh Adams also crossed home
plate twice and Abigail Erekson
and Claire Carlton touched
home once each. Others playing
were Sarah Carlton, Aiyanna
Root, Kaylee Barberie, Eliyah
Mariner and Hallie Atchley.
On Tuesday night, the Heart-
breakers bounced back for an
11-3 win over the Powder Puffs.
Adams led the Heartbreakers
with triple tallies. Pace added
two runs and Patterson, Bragg,
Carlton, Barberie, Mariner and
Atchley all came home once.
Alex Brant, Destiny Scheel
and Alicia Lopez got all the
way to home plate for the
Powder Puffs. Lilianna Ponce,
Andrea McVay and Yasmin
Ramirez were all left on base
twice. Others joining in the.
action were Viviana Flores,
Lucy Galvez, Katie Camacho
and Heather Coronado.


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further than people with vastly superior talent.
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Joe Kohan
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
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A Daily Thought-

THURSDAY
The ways of right-living peo-
ple glow with light; the
longer they live, the brighter
they shine. But the road of
wrongdoing gets darker and
darker travelers can't see
a thing; they fall flatlon their
faces.I.. .
Proverbs 4:18,19 (ME)

FRIDAY
Jesus answered him, "Truly,
truly I say to you, unless a
man is born anew, he cannot
see the kingdom of God ..
For God so loved the world
that He gave His only Son,
that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish but have
eternal life."
John 3:3,16 (RSV)


SATURDAY
Thus Solomon did what was
evil in the Lord's sight;, he
refused to follow the Lord
completely as his father,
David, had done . The
Lord was very angry with
Solomon, for his heart had
turned away from the Lord.
God had warned Solomon
specifically about worship-
ing other gods, but Solomon
did not listen to the Lord's
commands.
I Kings 11:6,9a,10 (NLT)

SUNDAY
And my God will supply all
your wants out of the magnif-
icence of His riches in Christ
Jesus. To our God and
Father be glory for endless
ages! Amen.
Philippians 4:19 (NEB)

MONDAY
(Job asked) If a person die,
will he live again? .. I know
that my Defender lives, and
in the end, He will stand
upon the earth. Even after my
skin has been destroyed, in
my flesh I will see God. I will
see Him myself. I will see
Him with my very own eyes!
Job 14:14 and 19:25-26 (NCV)

TUESDAY
In conclusion, be strong -
not in yourselves, but in the
Lord, in the power of His
boundless resources. Put on
God's complete armor so
that you can successfully
resist all the devil's methods
of attack.
Ephesians 6:10-11 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
Let those who love the Lord
hate evil, for He guards the
lives of His faithful ones and
delivers them from the hand
of the wicked. Light is shed
upon the righteous and joy
on the upright in heart.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lourcey
Emily Wilson & Robby

Lourcey Have Married


Emily Corine Wilson of Wau-
chula has married Robert E.
Lourcey of Kissimmee
The bride is the daughter of
Ronald and Patricia Wilson of
Wauchula. The groom is the son
of Sue Lourcey of Kissimmee
and Robert Lourcey of Jackson-
ville.
The couple wed on the after-
noon of May 19, 2007, at the
First Baptist Church in Kissim-
mee with the Rev. Brent Myers
of Strongsville, Ohio, the
couple's college pastor, officiat-
ing.
Pianist was the bride's sister,
Ashleigh Andersen of Moorse-
ville, N.C.
Matron of.honor was April
Graham of Parrish, sister of the
bride.
Bridesmaids were Elizabeth
Bradley of New Philadelphia,


Ohio, the bride's sister; Cara
Lourcey of Jacksonville, the
groom's sister; and Nicole Tay-
lor of Debary, Stacey Sbano of
West Palm Beach and Megan
Priest of Sarasota. Junior
bridesmaids were Kelsey and
Morgan Kruse of Palm Beach
Gardens.
Flower girls were Rylee
Choate of Palmetto and Genesis
House of Brooksville. Ring
bearer was Tyler Epperson of
Jacksonville, and bell ringer
was Jude House of Brooksville.
Serving as best man was Tim-
othy Weisheyer of Kissimmee.
Groomsmen were Matthew
Williams, Michael Williams,
Christopher Glancy, Jonathan
Spuik and Ian Evans, all of
Kissimmee.
The newlyweds reside in
Wake Forest, N.C.


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
-Anais Nin
I was always looking outside myself for strength and
confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all
the time.
-Anna Freud


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AND CROPPING DAY
JANUARY 26, 2008 9 A.M. 3 P.M.
at Riverview Heights Missionary
Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
1321 E. Main St., Wauchula
Creative Memories Consultant:
Maggie Crider
Last Saturday of each month
Credit Cards accepted for purchases
Cost is $10 per person
Coffee, Tea, Snacks included
(Participants provide own lunches)
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Maria Del Carmen DeLeon
of Wauchula became the bride
of Jose Daniel Rojas of Wau-
chula in an afternoon ceremony
on Dec. 15 at St. Michael's
Catholic Church in Wauchula.
The bride is the daughter of
Antonio DeLeon Jr. and Mag-
dalena DeLeon of Wauchula.
The groom is the son of Jesus
Rojas of Bowling Green and
Maria Rojas of Wauchula.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her father. She wore a
white gown with a black train.
A crystal tiara topped a white
veil with crystals. She carried a
bouquet of red roses.
Sandra Rojas, the groom's
sister, was the maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were the groom's
cousins, Victoria Juarez of
Wauchula and Andrea Rojas
and Becky Rojas, both of
Dallas, Texas.
Each wore a black dress with
a white train.
Flower girls wore white
dresses with black sashes. They


were Zaria Davila, Viviana
Hernandez, Santana Adame and
Miranda Adame.
Damian and Zaida Rojas, son
and daughter to'thebride and
groom, were ring bearers.
Serving as best man was
Victor Juarez, "the groom's
cousin. Groomsmen were
Santiago Obregon of Wauchula,
Jose Obregon of Bowling
Green and cousin Raul Juarez
Jr. of Wauchula.
Following the wedding cere-
mony, a reception was held in
the couple's honor at the Turner
Agri-Civic Center in Arcadia.
Black cloths with white over-
lays graced the tables.
Centerpieces were of red roses.
The bride is a 2000 graduate
of Hardee Senior High School.
She will graduate from the
Sebring School of Hair Design
this coming summer.
The groom is a 1994 graduate
of Hardee Senior High School.
He is self-employed as Rojas
Harvesting.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

INTERNET ADDICTION.
Move over, alcoholism, smoking and drugs! There's a new
addiction on the block! Some mental-health professionals are treat-
ing it as a dependency as destructive as any of the recognized
types.
Internet addiction?
I thought the Internet was something we.all need to learn more
about for a free education, the latest news and for shopping at
home.
Psychiatrist Rudolph Briggs makes this telling remark about
the new disorder: "It compensates for a lack of satisfaction in other
areas of life."
Isn't that true of any disorder? It is demanding of time, diffi-
cult to pull away from and it promises to fill the emptiness in the
hearts of so many.
Police experts say that more and more felons now stay at home
with their computers. They are simply switching to computer
crimes instead of robbing banks and stealing.cars.
The Internet robs its addicts of sleep. Studies show that the
average number of sleep hours per night decreases in inverse pro-
portion to the hours of daytime Internet use.
Pornography on the Net is becoming a big problem, especial-
ly with children. With both parents working, it is difficult to mon-
itor the trash coming into our homes and into the minds of impres-
sionable youngsters.
Addictions offer cheap and secret pleasure to their victims, but
they displace legitimate and honorable uses for our time. St.
Augustine said, "Our hearts are restless till they rest in Thee."
Life has a way of proving the value of the choices we make.
When we choose things for our own selfish pleasure, we pay a
price. When we choose to love and serve God, we are rewarded
with joy and peace.
If we are going to be addicts, let's choose to be addicted to the
One who made us and has a wonderful plan for each life!

In Loving Memory

Cecil C. Klein
January 15, 1941 January 24, 2000
It's been eight long years. A thousand times
we've needed you, even more times we've cried.
If love alone could have saved you, you never
would have died. It broke my heart for you to
leave, but I know you didn't go alone for part of
me went with you the day God took you home.
Dearly loved and missed by
your wife Sue; children Robbie, Amy, Toni
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Zolfo Springs announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Christina Marie Anderson, to
Richard Keith Nadaskay Jr., the
son of Richard Nadaskay and
Jana Sharp.
The bride-elect is a 1998
graduate of Hardee Senior
High School and a 2001 gradu-
ate of Florida State University,
where she earned a bachelor of


science degree in nursing.
The prospective groom is a
1998 graduate of Hardee
Senior High School, and gradu-
ated in 2003 from Florida State
University with ,a bachelor's
degree in chemical engineering.
The couple will be married
on the afternoon of Saturday,
April 12, in a private ceremony
at Union Congregational
Church in Avon Park.


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Cars Party
Celebrates
2nd Birthday
Shaun Dainian DeLeon, the
son -of Danielle DeLeon of
Bowling Green, turned 2 years
old on Dec. 14.
He celebrated on Saturday,
Dec. 15, with a party at the
home of his grandpaia ts, Greg
III and Julie Guzmanr Theme
for the party was Cars,
Also joining In the t ~ were
great-grandmother J~Iswi QuG-U
man, sisters Meredes and
Alexis DeLe, frieiAd JitAmy



Efizabth
Dixon Is
6 esOld
1iabmeth Dixon, the daugh-
t of Mark aid Carmen Dixon
of-uechula, turned 6 years old
It Dee, 26.
She celebrated with a birth-
day party on that Wednesday at
her home. Theme for the occa-
sion was Strawberry Shortcake.
Guests were treated to T-bone
steak and king-crab legs, with a
Strawberry Shortcake cake for
dessert.



Little Austin
Navarro Is
1 Year Old
Austin V. Navarro, the son of
David and Angie Navarro, had
his very first birthday on Dec.
1.
He celebrated on that day
with a birthday party at his
home in Wauchula. Theme for
the occasion was Lil' Monsters.
Guests were served hot dogs,
hamburgers, fajitas, rice, potato
salad, cupcakes and birthday
cake.


Lane and family, and several
aunts, uncles and cousins.


COURTESY PHOTO
The Wauchula Wednesday Musicale spotlighted musical seniors at its Jan. 9 meeting. Participants included the Rev.
Bob Winne on the trombone and the Rev. Tim Davis on the piano (top left), Louise Gantt with a 1950s medley (top
right), Virginia Metheny in song (bottom left), the trio of Charlie and Bettye DeLoach and daughter (bottom center)
and soloist Joe Boyer (bottom right); not pictured were Arden Rawls, Judye Mercer, Carol Stone, Bess Stallings,
Roxie Bentley and Carol Myer. The club will next meet Feb. 13 at the Woman's Club building for a program and the
Past President's Tea. Call 773-6251 or 773-3594 for more information.


Austin


Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues
mount.


CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City of Wauchula, City Commission will hold a
Special meeting on Monday, January 28, 2008 at
5:00p.m. The meeting will be held in the Auditorium locat-
ed at 225 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873.
The above listed facility is a disabled-assisted facility. Any
person needing to make special arrangements, please
notify the Office of the City Clerk at 863-773-3131.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David Royal
Mayor
ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
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This year's Hardee County Fair will be held Feb. 18-23 at the
fairgrounds on Altman Road. The following are categories and
rules for the 2008 Arts & Crafts Booth.
Categories: quick and yeast breads, latchhook, needlepoint,
cakes/pies/cookies/candy, decorated cakes, crochet, macram6,
woodworking, sewing (crafts and garments), knitting, plastic can-
vas, canned goods, miscellaneous, quilts/bedspreads, em-broidery,
rugs and toys: -
1.) Show open to any resident of Hardee County.
2.) All articles must be brought in person to the exhib-
it hall between I and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17.
3.) All exhibits must remain on display until Sunday,
Feb. 24. Exhibition hall will be open on Sunday
between 1 and 4 p.m. to pick up articles.
4.) Every entry must be in the name of its bona fide
owner and must be his work.
5.) All articles must be labeled with the name of the
exhibitor, with the label concealed from view.
6.) Exhibitors in the youth division must be school
age and/or enrolled in the Hardee County school sys-
tem. Their exhibits will be judged separately.
7.) The Modified Danish System of judging will be


used. Decisions of judges will be final.
8.) All entries must be clean, in good condition and
completed since the 2007 county fair. Articles soiled
or worn out will not be judged.
9.) All canned products must be in standard canning
jars, half-pint, pint or quart. Jars must be clean. Rings
and lids must be free of rust. The jars will be judged
on appearance (color and ripeness), texture and pack.
Exhibitor's' name should be on the bottom of jar. Only
one jar of food is required for exhibit.
10.) Bread category entries must be four muffins, one
loaf on plate and covered with clear plastic wrap.
Judged on taste, appearance and texture.
11.) Cookies must be four on a plate covered with
clear plastic wrap (with recipe on 3x5 card). Judged on
taste, color, texture and appearance.
Judging will start at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Impartial judges from
out-of-county will be used.
For more information, call the Hardee County Extension Service
at 773-2164. The Extension Office only has information in refer-
ence to the crafts booth. The Hardee County Fair Association
would have information in reference to community exhibit rules
and commercial booths.


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COUPLE OF YEAR


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George and Reggie DeSmet (at right) were named the 2008 Couple of the Year for the
local chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. The pronouncement was
made during the chapter's Christmas/New Year's Dinner held on Dec. 29. Posing with
them are the 2007 Couple of the Year, Don and Laverne Heither. For more information
on the Gulf Wing Road Riders Association and Chapter FL2-H, contact Winston Car/ton
at 773-3648 or Joe Grimsley at 773-2311.


The First United Methodist
Church of Fort Meade will
have the Spoken 4 Quartet in
concert on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7
p.m. The church, at 135 E.
Broadway, will enjoy the music
of hometown favorite Tommy
Fairchild, a longtime member
of the quartet. Everyone is
invited.
Fairchild, a Fort Meade High
graduate, has won 10 Grammys
and has twice been inducted
into the Gospel Music Hall of
Fame. Performing in 60 coun-
tries, he has also won Dove,
Singing News Fan and Living
Legend awards and was also
inducted into the Piano Roll of
Honor. He is a partner in Soul
Stirring Productions and
NoMark Publishing.

I have a simple philoso-
phy. Fill what's empty.
Empty what's full.
i Scratch where it itches.
-Alice Roosevelt .
Longworth


Another evening of beautiful music and fine dancing was
enjoyed at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula on
Thursday of last week. The music by the 3 Notes + 1 band gave an
excellent variety of numbers from the 1940s and 1950s that includ-
ed big band, country-western and rock-n-roll.
Our hostess, Darlene Henry was absent this evening but she
appointed Emma Walton to take her place to set up the center for
the evening events.
It was nice to see several couples again for the first time from
Pioneer Park. They are great dancers and fine friends. The door
prize was won this evening by Bernice Boyhan from Pioneer Park
and the mystery number, "Charmaine," was correctly guessed by
Ed Waterhouse, also from Pioneer Park.
Art, Nora and Emma danced for us the line-dance number
"Alley Cat," and really delighted the audience. There were also
excellent dancers on the numbers "I am Confessing that I Love.
You," "Heart of my Heart," "Up a Lazy River," "Tennessee Waltz"
and more.
By the way, as the band was getting ready for the close out
numbers, our Hostess Henry popped in to say hello to all and that
she hoped to join us again here at the center on tonight (Thursday).
She is the best, "the hostess with the mostess," as someone said.
So ended another evening of dancing and singing here at the
center. Why not join in the fun this Thursday evening? The center
is located here in Wauchula at 310 N. Eighth Ave. Refreshments,
singing, dancing are free for your pleasure. Meet new friends; all
segnibrs welcome. .
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Austin Heacock, regional director for the National Wild Turkey Federation, spoke to the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club last week. The NWTF is a grassroots organization with over
550,000 members in 50 states, Canada, Mexico and 14 other countries. It supports sci-
entific wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands as well as turkey
hunting as a traditional North American sport. It was founded in 1973, when there were
an estimated 1.3 million wild turkeys and 1.5 million turkey hunters in the United States.
Today there are over seven million wild turkeys and nearly three million turkey hunters.
Since 1985 over $258 million NWTF and cooperative dollars have been spent on
upholding hunting traditions and conserving over 13.1 million acres of wildlife habitat.
The Hardee County chapter will hold a fundraiser Feb. 16 at the Army National Guard
Armory in Wauchula. Shown are (from left) Mark Manuel, Dr. Barbara Carlton and
Heacock, who lives in Sebring.




HJHS Hoops Nearing Season's End


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One game this week and a
pair next week will finish the
season for the Hardee Junior
High School basketball teams.
The only game this week is
today (Thursday) at home
against Sebring. Next week is
split, the final home game
Monday against Hill-Gustat and
the season finale at Lake Placid
next Thursday, Jan. 31.
Girls games are at 5:30, with
the boys following after a brief
intermission, about 6:30.
Both games last week were
on the road. The teams traveled
to DeSoto last Monday and
Avon.Park on Thursday.
,;iAt(DSoto, thegirls startedd
well, down only 10-9 at the end
of the first period. DeSoto made
adjustments and went on a 14-2
tear in the second quarter, using
a smothering defense to force
turnovers and shut down the
junior Lady Wildcats in a 32-17
win. Neither team scored in the
fourth quarter.
Quan Washington led DeSoto
with 14 points, eight of her
team's 10 first-quarter points.
For Hardee, it was Danely
Flores with a trio of deuces and
a free throw for seven points.


Caitlin Sockalosky sank a trey.
Kayla Nichols, Thelea Ramirez
and Jessica Madrigal each had
two points. Robyn Tanksley hit
one-of-two at the charity stripe.
Also contributing were Ar-
trice Hines, Monsenad Duran,
Ashley Nichols, Tyreisha Wil-
liams, Shelby Arsenault and
Michelle Ybarra. Summer
Palmer is sidelined with a
severe ankle sprain which may
keep her on the bench for the
rest of the season.
The junior Wildcats battled
the DeSoto squad, taking a 9-4
first-period lead. By halftime,
DeSoto had reversed that to
lead 19-15 at halftime. It was
still a four-point game at the
end of the third period, Hardee,
down 28-24. In the end, DeSoto
won 39-31.
Kenuris Polk led DeSoto, the
only player in double-digits
with 15 points.
Deonte Evans was the game's
high scorer, with 17 points for
the Wildcats. Jujuan Hooks
added nine -points and Dylan
Clements and Dennis Reed
each hit a deuce. Others playing
were Juan Martinez, Murrell
Winter, Dalton Rabon, Greg
Garza, Daniel Boehm and
Dalton Hewett.


Although both teams played
hard on Thursday at Avon Park,
the pressure and home crowd
made it an uphill climb for
Hardee teams. Held scoreless in
the first period, the Hardee girls
bounded back to make a game
of it, outscoring Avon Park 8-5
in the second period. Avon
Park retaliated with a 17-point
third quarter to put the game
away while continuing to press
aggressively to the last buzzer,
winning 38-23.
Brekayla English topped
Avon Park with 10 points and
Johntavia Perry added 10. Four
other players scored and three
did not even take the court.
Hines led Hardee with seven
points. Ramire= iad four, Flores
.thrq Sockalosky, Kayla
Nichols, Ashley- Nichols and
Ybarra each two and Arsenault
a foul shot.
The Hardee boys also had a
hard time, with Reggie Baker
scoring 10 in the first period
and 10 more in the second to
lead Avon Park to a 52-19 win,
using a full-court press to keep
the advantage.
Evans topped Hardee with
seven points, with Martinez and
Keshun Rivers with four apiece
and Reed two points.


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BURGLARS, BEWARE!
I've been having a run of bad luck lately. That's the way life
works: Things go along fine for months and then all the sudden the
little bird of happiness perches in somebody else's tree for a while
and everything goes to heck in a handbasket.
Suffice to say that my run of ill fortune culminated with
someone going into my house and taking a shotgun I had gotten for
Christmas a few years ago.
The policewoman who responded to my call looked like Lucy
Liu from the movie "Charlie's Angels."
"It's a crazy thing," I said, "There were two guns, and they took
the one that was the least valuable."
"It was probably an opportunity crime. The one they took was
the smallest, and probably the easiest to conceal. Was it loaded?"
I shook my head and thought of one of my father's favorite
expressions better to have it and not need it, than need it and not
have it -and felt like a fool. Why did I even have it?
The cop handed me a copy of the report and left, and I got
ready for bed feeling violated. This is my house, I thought as I slid
between the covers. It's safe, it's locked. I've been able to sleep
nights, and not worry about intruders.
Until now.
Sleep took its sweet time coming. It was after midnight, and as
I lay there wondering if the intruder might come back to get the
other gun, I heard a noise a rattling, crackling sound. I froze, and
every muscle in my body tightened as I lay there listening.
Everyone else was asleep . what was I hearing?


Inspiration Point
By Rick Leland
Pastor & Columnist


THE 5:55,DIET
Fat.
I could grab a handful of it protruding from my stomach.
God, help me.
God will. He says, "Call to me, I will answer you. I will show
you mysterious things you cannot figure out on your own." With
endless get-unfat schemes available, I need help.
So, God, please help me.
The Bible tells us that our bodies are the temple of the Holy
Spirit. Keeping our bodies in shape is of worthy importance. This
concept popped into my head. Is this from you, God? The 5:55
Diet. God, this is a great idea.
The basic concept is to set a numerical goal which doesn't
involve counting calories or endlessly hopping on the scales. I'm
not counting calories and I rarely weigh myself. Instead, I set a per-
sonal goal to run a mile in five minutes and fifty-five seconds with-
in a year.
Thinking about calories and weighing myself causes hunger-
stirrin'g food thoughts and a focus on my fatness. I would rather
think about crossing the finish line, lungs burning, glancing at my
stopwatch and seeing 5:55.
My first trip to the track produced a sobering 7:54 mile.
A few weeks later I was surprised when the only other person
at the track noticed my spqrining as I neared the half-mile mark. He"
yelled, "Steady." And then as I neared tie finish line he yelled
again, "You're almost there." I crossed the line at 6:47.
But bottom line, the getting-in-better-shape agenda needs to be
strongly tempered. The Bible says: "For physical training is of
some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise
for both the present life and the life to come."
Yes! That's the true goal true fitness.
As we do that, can't you almost hear Jesus? "Steady. You're
almost there."
Rick Leland, pastor of The Free Church, is a resident of Michigan
who holds a degree in Christian ministry and has served a two-
year apprenticeship with the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 John 1:4, "These things we
write that our joy may be complete." His column is published in
nearly 150 newspapers nationwide.








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coincide with the Consumer Price Index but not to
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February bill. If you have any questions please feel
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I got up and crept through the house toward the living room. It
was dark . if I turned on a light I could see ... but I could also
be seen.
The rattling, crackling sound stopped, and I went still as a stat-
ue. Should I run? Should I grab t- lamp on the table by the door
and wield it like a club?
Lucky for Jenny's cat, Rudy, I chose to wait and see, and ended
up feeling a little ridiculous when the cat crawled out of the plastic
shopping bag she had been playing in, and twined around my
ankles.
"Stupid cat!" I muttered.
I checked the locks, again. How many times does it take before
I might be labeled obsessive compulsive?
Sleep finally came, and I dreamed of shadows and crackling
noises and dark figures that crept in and out of people's houses,
stealing their peace of mind.
With Frog in the house, I doubt the intruder came while we
were home, but the thief now knew that there was another gun to
be had that would very tempting if he needed money or drugs.
I woke abruptly two or three hours later, not feeling refreshed
and rested, but like I'd run a 50-mile marathon.
"You're not too bright," I muttered at myself. "You have the


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


CATS, OYSTERS & UFOs
I love oysters any way you put them before me: fried, stewed,
steamed, roasted or raw.
Last night about 9 o'clock I walked out into my back yard to
chase off some neighborhood cats whose over-the-top yowling was
nerve-wracking.
Earlier in the evening we'd roasted oysters on a grill over a
fire. Now a thin stream of smoke arose from embers that glowed
softly in the dark.
The cats slithered under the house and continued their cater-
wauling until my dog, Sally, persuaded them to move on down the
road. Unaware that her bark is worse than her bite, they blasted off
like their tails were on fire.
I looked up at the sky. The night was cool and clear and the sky
sparkled with stars. The longer I looked at them, the more came
into focus, zillions of them. A falling star shot across the sky leav-
ing a long, fiery tail.
A light began to move back and forth, up and down, like a yo-
yo in the hand of a master. As I'd recently read Jim Marrs's "Alien
Agenda," I thought: Wow! A UFO!
Now, whenever I think of UFOs, which isn't often, my mind
just naturally flashes back through time and space to my student
days at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and an old pro-
fessor named Robert Spencer Carr.
I took Carr's creative writing class. He encouraged me and
bragged on my work, and I was so in awe of him Ifollowed him
around like a puppy the rest of my college career. I kept in touch
with him for years after I graduated.
Carr did-not have a college degree, although he had attended
colleges and universities in many countries. USF hired him as a
professor because of his vast experience. A child prodigy, he had
published short stories in national magazines at the age of 15. He
published his first novel, "The Rampant Age," at 17, and
Hollywood summoned him to write the screenplay.
He wrote for television and made award-winning documentary
films. He was fluent in several languages, including Russian,
German and Spanish. He worked as director of educational
research at Walt Disney Studios for seven years.
For 25 years, he was an investigator for the National In-vesti-
gation Committee on Aerial Phenomena. He believed strongly in
the reality of UFOs and was convinced there was a coverup at the
top levels of government to prevent this fact from becoming pub-
lic knowledge.
In 1975, Carr was the lead speaker at a three-day UFO sym-
posium, which I attended, at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Tampa. Other
speakers included retired military personnel, UFO abductees,
scholars and researchers. Erich Von Daniken, author of the best-
selling "Chariots of the Gods," made an appearance.
The following week, Carr's portly frame and smiling face
graced the cover's of tabloids at checkout counters all across
America. For it was he, at that symposium, who dropped the bomb-
shell about the UFO crash in 1947 near Roswell, N.M.
When the incident happened Carr was living on a ranch near
Roswell. He claimed to have witnessed first-.hand some of the flur-
ry of events that unfolded over the next few days, although he
denied ever seeing the UFO itself or any of the small alien
humanoids which supposedly were extracted from it.
I looked away from the yo-yoing light in the sky and down at
the dying embers of the fire. Enjoying the scent of the oak smoke,
I noted the oyster shells on the ground were shaped like oblong lit-
tle UFOs.
When I looked back up at the sky, the light had vanished. Had
it been a UFO? I doubted it. More likely, I thought, it was swamp
gas that had escaped into space through a hole in the ozone. Sure.
But, then again, what if it was a UFO, and its pilot, sensing me
watching, had zipped off toward some distant galaxy or disap-
peared next door into an alternate universe or different dimension?
I reached down and scratched Sally's head, I picked up an oys-
ter and examined the smooth inside of the shell, imagining for a
moment I saw in its shiny surface the reflected wink of a star.
If it truly was a UFO, I thought, going back into the house, I
hoped that before resuming its journey it abducted those aggravat-
ing cats.
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@embarq-
mail.com or visit his Web site at www.chipballard.com


means to protect yourself, and you don't take advantage of it."
I was thinking, of course, of the other gun that even now sat
unloaded, and useless. I reached for the gun and broke it down and
shoved two shells in it; it's a double-barrel, it would do some dam-
age ... probably take out a burglar and half the wall. With this type
of gun, you only need to get the business end in the ball park, not
hit a home run.
I put the gun in a safe location, where I could get to it easily,
but it wouldn't be out in the open. I went back to bed and slept like
a baby.
I thought of the cop's question the next morning, as I got ready
for work.
.. .was the gun loaded?"
No, it hadn't been loaded.
I thought of the instructor's question when I took the gun safe-
ty course: What if the neighbor's kid stumbles into your house in
the middle of the night and you accidentally shoot him?
"How does someone stumble into a locked house? I had
asked. "It'll be dark, how do I know it's the neighbor's kid and not
some guy with nothing to lose?"
"It happens," he replied.
"Then that would be an unfortunate accident," I had said,
understanding at the moment why I owned guns in the fist place.
I unloaded the gun and went off to work. Tonight I would load
it again. This would become a new ritual, loading at night .
unloading in the morning.
As my father once said, "better to have it and not need it, than
need it and not have it."


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3 BR/1 BA completely remod-
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lot. Reduced to $133,900. I1
BRAND NEW HOUSE! 3
BR/2 BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
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$162,900
PRICE REDUCTION! 5 acre
wooded tract on private road
just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that
meanders through the proper-
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The property also has a 4" well
with a submersible pump, sep-
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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!
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
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leads into Charlotte Harbor.
Buyer concessions possible.
Priced right at $185,000!
BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed re-
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$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 oU. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.


3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place., Hwy ,17; across from
Walmart. $1;200,000.
Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
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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 lo-
cated 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
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.
10 acre citrus grove in Polk
County. Fruit currently includ-
ed. Lake frontage. Production
for 2007-08 approximately
3,900 boxes. Only $225,000!
Commercial Property. 18.90
acres in Ft Green area. 3 Bed-
room/2 Bath house. $450,000.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.


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An Independently Owned Brokege


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

Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
40 ac. on Polk Rd., currently farm field, 1320 ft. hard road
frontage, 8" well $19,900/ac.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698 for more details.
3/2 Home on Lake June Canal close to lake. Below appraised
value $360,000.
30 acres on Rabbit Run Rd. with mobile home, great hunting.
6 buildable lots in Orange Blossom Estates $80,000.
2/1 Commercial Zoning on Hwy 17 S Wauchula.
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.
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2-1993 CADILLACS need keys,
transmissions, $1,000 together
OBO. 63-245-2287. 1:24p
READY TO TRAVEL 2000 Ford
F250 Lariat Superduty, V10, 4 dr,
4WD AND 34' Teton 5th wheel
trailer w/three slide-outs, can be
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781-2224, 767-5324. 1:24p
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AARON'S SALES & Leasing now
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tomer svs., to greet customers,
answer phones and sell merchan-
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test. Apply in person at 1026 S.
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E A L T 0 R 8S
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL


DEVELOPMENT/RECRE-
ATION! 170.8 acs of beautiful
pines & pastureland, w/over
1/2 mile paved rd frontage on
Wauchula-Myakka Rd & SR
64 in Manatee Co. $2,325,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag
exemption, pond, some woods,
4" well. Accessed by easement
from county rd. NOW
$160,000!
69 ac Hamlin & Valencia
grove in western Hardee Co
w/Zolfo soil type has 10" well,
micro-jet irrigation, & John
Deere power unit. $625,000!
Turn-key car wash operation
w/6 open bays, 1 automatic
wash bay, vacuum equipment,
vending. $475,000!

PRICE REDUCED! OWNER
WILL DIVIDE! Beautiful,
high & dry 100 ac pasture
with frontage on Old Town
Creek Rd. $9,000/ac!
INVESTMENT/DEVELOP-
MENT! 24 acs w/frontage on
SR 64, W of Zolfo Springs.
$500,000!
Come relax on this beautiful
wooded 52 acs Easy access
w/dble rd frontage. SW Hardee
Co. $780,000!
Great weekend getaway! Small
cabin on 22.8 acs of pasture-
land, fenced & cross-fenced,
w/4" diameter well. $240,000!
POSSIBLE OWNER FINAN-
CING! Ten 5-6 ac Homesites
available w/some deed restric-
tions. Friendship area, Hardee
Co. $125,000 each!


97 ac ranch in the heart of
Hardee Co! Cleared pasture, 2
barns, cattlepens, fencing &
ponds. Entertain in the unique
5BR/5BA, 9000SF CB home.
Marble foyer, stone fireplace,
pine paneling & beams, garden
tubs, in-ground pool.
$1,900,000!
INVESTOR'S CHOICE! 4.76
acs north of Arcadia,
3BR/1BA, CB home. $169,900!
CLOSE TO LAKE OLIVIA!
2BR/1BA/1CG CB home
w/privacy fence, central A/H,
screened porch. $89,900!
PRICE REDUCED! Cute
starter or retirement home.
2BR/1BA w/new paint & car-
pet. Large lot in town on quiet
street. NOW $89,000!
Premier 100x125 ft residential
lot in Sun-N-Lake is near the
14th hole of Deer Run Golf
Course. $135,000!
Homesite or investment! 1.5
ac lot in Okeechobee. $30,000!
20 ac pastureland is fenced
and has a 4-in diameter well.
Great for horses or cattle.
Secluded location would make
excellent homesite! $12,000/ac!
Brand new construction!
Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1300+ SF
CB home w/granite counter-
tops, ceramic tile & carpet
floors. $159,900!
Lots of mature oak trees.make
this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
site. Very close to Wauchula
& Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-1 zoning
allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
$168,000!


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KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL...............781-,490,
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Wauchula, FL 33873
Office: (863) 773-9902

2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments q Tile Floors in Kitchen;
Living Room & Dining Room Mi&rowaves
Washer & Dryer Hookups Laundry on site
Volleyball court State of the art Fitness room
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Coker Fuel Inc. 12:20tfc
Miami, Florida, gets its
name from the Indian word
"mayaml," meaning "big
water."


2500 S.F. HOUSE 4BR plus
bonus room, 2 1/2 bath, 9.5 acres.
East of Wauchula. 773-4207, 781-
5595. 1:24-31 c
FOUR NEW HOMES available
from $199,9001 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


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
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


FOUND Small brown dog, Payne
Creek Rd., B.G. 375-4516. 1:24nc


TWIN BEDS, queen beds, com-
modes, 113 North 7th. Ave. 773-
5717. M-F, 9-4. 1:24-31 c


HELP WANTED

Person to work with individuals with


Disabilities.


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

Call Betty at 863-767-8941
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
2115/2008 at 10:30 am the following
vehicles will be sold for towing and
storage charges: Year: 1992 Make:
FLEET Model: TRAVEL TRAIL-
ER VIN#: 1EA5M3327N1456042
Sale to be held at: ROBERTS TOWING
377 OLD DIXIE HwY BOWLING
GREEN. FL. 33834. ROBERTS
TOWING reserves the rignt to bid.
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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


EXCLUSIVE AREA! This 3B/2Bth NEW
HOME at Torrey Oaks; bonus room, high ceil-
ings, upgraded light fixtures, lovely master
suite, dream kitchen, 3 car garage; superior
workmanship and so much more! Call for an
appointment to see this outstanding. home.
$279,900
GREAT VALUE SEE THIS CB/Stucco home
located in KnollWood; 3B/2Bths; 2527 sq ft;
screened porch, fireplace, new kitchen and new
roof. $179,000
GREAT STARTER HOME! 3B/1.5Bth, locat-
ed in Wauchula, new roof, updates in main bath
and master bedroom; chain link and privacy
fenced; outside storage; fruit trees and rose
garden. $70,000
MAKE AN OFFER ON THIS conveniently
located home? 4B2.5Bth, new roof, hardwood
floors; wood burning fireplace; fenced back
yard. Listed at $147,000


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


NEW HOMES PRICED RIGHT! Several plans
to choose from 3B/2Bth or 4B/2Bth; prices
starting at $133,000; call for more information
Furnished and Move In Ready! 2B/lBth M/H,
vinyl siding and metal roof new in 2006; large
screened porch with patio and furniture for
your outside entertainment; nice lot in Charlie
Creek M/H Estates. $55,000
Beautiful, secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks,
small creek, plenty of wildlife; perfect for build-
ing your home or weekend retreat. $99,000
Large commercial corner lot, 1.2 acres located
on Highway 17 South. $100,000
PRIME COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!
Convenience store located on busy highway;
equipment and fixtures included; diesel pump.
$759,000


.... SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS .............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK........781-1226 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY..................245-0753 ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON.............. 991-1255
ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN.............735-0268 ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY........863-399-3329


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702 SOUTH 6 TH AVENUE
'WAU LHULA, FL'33873

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


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


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


Jessica Smith


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.
$139,900.
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 3 BDR, 2 BATH
D/W/M/H, large wooden deck to sun or lounge in
the Hot Tub and enjoy the above ground pool for
exercise and fun. Lots of extras w/large kitchen
and family area. Also 8x10 shed, 30x31 barn for
shop, hobbies, or home business. All of this for
only $175,000.
OWNERS RELOCATING!!! Must Sell This 3
Bedroom, 1 Bath $50,000. ALL OFFERS CONSID-
ERED.
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
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 has 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.
STEP IN & FEEL AT HOME!!! With this 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Doublewide with carport on a
.28 AC 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!! 9

WOW!!! WHAT A HOUSE!!! 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
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Classifieds


2 JOHN DEERE GATORS for sale
(1) 4x2, 2001, 5K hrs, $2,000 (1)
HPX, 4x4, 1400 hrs., $4,000. Both
units fleet serviced, records avail-
able, both run good. Call 781-
1884 daytime. 1:24-31c
SUPERFAST ZTR MOWER,
Hustler Super Mini-Z, 44" deck,
23 HP Kawaski, only 325 hours.
Paid over $6,000 new will sacri-
fice at $4,000. 781-0012. 1:24dh
GIRLS BICYCLE, new, 36", $85.
375-2932. 1:24p
WALK-IN COOLER, 6x5x5, brand
new compressor, $1,100. 941-
468-4829. 1:24p


5 ACRES, MH, remodeled,
3BR/2BA, wood floors. 863-781-
5036. 1:24-31 p
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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*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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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, EOE/DFW. cll:17,24c



SF- O-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: 863-773-9300
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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PERSONAL PROPERTY OF
Sonya Lewis, Susan Lopez, Julia
.Aloanter, Jodie Griffin, Sarah
Hilbreth, Joshua Workman will be
sold pursuant to Warehouse-
man's Lien. Said sale will be at
9:00 a.m. on Februay 11, 2008 at
Bowling Green Storage, 5020
Hwy. 17N., Bowling Green,
Florida. 1:24-31 p


TWO JACK RUSSELL puppies,
one male, one female. 445-0187.
1:24p


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. 1:24p
ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh


ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


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


FOR SALE BY OWNER 1/4 ac.
'mobile home lot at Charlie Creek
MH estates on Morgan Grice Rd.,
:all hookups ready. Beat the comrn-
ing impact fees. Only $15,000.
863-899-1714. 1:17tfA
When a giraffe is born,.
it falls from a height of six'
feet, usually unharmed.


REAL ESTATE


Price Reduced!- 20 acre Valencia orange grove on paved road
close to town. $14,400/acre.
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on US Hwy 17 south
with mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $25,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.
19.6 Acres Zoned for mixed-use on Hwy 62. Water and sewer
to site. $840,000.


Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND 863-781-0384
www.saundersrealestate.com


(cell)
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144


This 3BR, 3B home is located on 2 acres with an attached 2 car
carport in a serene country setting with large oaks and a pond.
Also included are a steel frame 40x50 pole barn with concrete
floor and a workshop with electric and water. Interior features
an open floor plan, oak kitchen cabinets, fireplace, ceiling fans,
and laundry room.


Home And 5 Acres $199,900


This Palm Harbor manufactured home was built in 1992. The
home sits on 5 acres and has an in-ground heated pool, large
screen patio, and enclosed sunroom. Many furnishings are
included in the sale including window treatments, big screen TV
with sound system and DVD player, entertainment center, some
living room furniture, and riding mower with all accessories.
This home is immaculate and move-in ready. Adjoining 5 acres
available.


David.
5 ac. Hwy 62, good hon es
Bart.
30 ac. with 10 ac. Ham in,
microjet irrig. 12-in. well. $4


ti 18,000 per ac. Call

potential, $95,000. Call

a 10 ac. beautiful oaks,
David


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Jason Johnson


SPECIALS OF THE WEEK


New Brand New 3BR/2BA CB Home on golf
course-restricted community You don't have to play golf
to enjoy this beautiful home Many Extras. $199,900.00
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Motivated Seller Reduced $10,000.00! Rest your eyes
upon this 3BR/1.5 BA CB home with Central air/heat,
metal roof, and a tool shed with electricity, all on a large
corner lot. Reduced to $119,900.00
Available 3BR/2BA CB home in Torrey Community Fenced -
Landscaped Lots of extra features Great for family
$240,000.00
3BR home on large lot Central air/heat Just completed New
- Only $125,000.00.
Bowling Green 4BR/2BA CB home w/stucco brick. Landscaped
backyard with storage shed Chain link fence. Now only
$146,000.00
Georgetown Subdivision Large 3BR/2BA home in good location.
2 car garage, screen patio and wood deck Well kept Ready to
move in $239,000.00
2 New home in Bowling Green over 1,500 sq ft of living area plus
garage Appliances Only $149,000.00 each
2 Parcels on Painter Road New Hope section 10 acre tract and
a 5 acre tract Both wooded Nature trails Ideal Homesites -
Restricted 5 acres $89,500.00 Enjoy country living close to
town 10 acres $178,000.00

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
O1 ^ Our listings are on the Internet.
HS Anyone with a computer can
OPOT,,, Y access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net


After hours
Daniel Lanler (863) 698-2971 John Freeman
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Steve Lanier
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891 Jason Johnson
Nosy Flores (863) 781-4585


(863) 781-4084
(863) 559-9392
(863) 781-3734
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(6 miles east of US 17)

Live Bait Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone # 863-773-9466
g After Hrs. 863-781-3344
Monday thru Saturday
Crickets. 7am to 7pm
Minnows, Shiners, Call for Sunday
& wormsCallfor Sunday
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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.SA.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include,
supervision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, BA or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.

Skilled Positions
Cook-Food Handlers Certificate required with 1-3
years exp.
Dietary Servers- Serve meals to clients, clean tables,
clean in kitchen & dining area.
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified
with 2-5 yrs. experience.
Professional
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume to HR Dept (863)773-6814, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit
package including competitive pay scale and is a
DFWP and EOE.
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RV IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
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WELL MAINTAINED 1BR/1BA
duplex, large kitchen, utility room,
no smoking, no pets, $600 month-
ly, $500 security. 781-1528.
11:22tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
RENT 2 BEDROOM 2 1/2 bath,
Mercedes Townhomes on Carlton
St., 1440 sq. feet, excellent condi-
tion! Only $700 monthly. 773-
2122. 10:ltfc


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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Classifieds


GOLFVIEW 4BR/1BTH, end
road, safe area, new carpet, big
yard, $1,000 month + deposit.
863-458-0551. 1:10-2:7p
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


APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
-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


5TH WHEEL, 36' Coachman,
$6,000 OBO. 781-7126. 1:24-31 p
24' FLEETWOOD TRAVEL trailer,
like nev interior, no mildew, new
tires, $5,500. 781-0670. 1:24-31 p
WILDERNESS CIMMERON 5th
wheel, $5,000 OBO. 375-2960
after 6 p.m. 1:10-2:7p


3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME, Charlie
Creek Mobile Home Park. 1st,
last, security. 773-5750, 773-2623.
1:24p
2BR/1BA APARTMENT, $550 plus
$400 deposit. 832-1984. 1:24p


t Billy Hill

+

Your Home

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


Call Billy Hill

781-1062
We care about you!
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PIANO LESSONS BEGINNING
GUITAR: My students have won
university piano competitions.
Music lessons help students con-
centrate and improve study skills.
Master of music degree in perfor-
mance from Dana School of
Music in Youngstown, Ohio. 773-
4480. 1:17-24p
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
PRESSURE WASHING, hedging,
tree trimming, brush removal,
light bush hogging, loader/grap-
ple & box blade work. Free
Estimates. 863-781-2345.
1:10-2:7p


PARKER FILL DIRT
DEMOLITION I o .
*Fill Dirt*STreeRemoval* a e la 1
*Stump Removal* Dragline. Tandam Axle Load
lTrack Hoe Land Clearing (14-16 yards)
: Shell. Clay *Top Soil* $i 1 00/Load
*Bulldozer* Dump Trucks* within 5 mile radius of Zolfo Springs
ull' Fill'Top Soil*Hard Pan "o
(163) 735-2415 i Hardee County Area only









2 vacant lots, excellent location on West Palmetto behind
Woman's Club. Zoned Historic, C-1, access on 3 sides, only


$99,900 reduced $46,900.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly
Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
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.


Peace River ElectrieCooperative. .


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, Inc. is looking for a self-motivated, customer-focused,
high-energy person to hire as a METER READER. If you are looking to make a change,
and the idea of working outside in all kinds of weather, appeals to you, you might be the
kind of person we are looking for. Our meter readers must be able to operate a motor
vehicle with automatic or manual transmission, and possess a valid Class E Florida
Driver's License. Safety is our top priority, so a clean driving record is a must. We
depend on our meter readers to accurately read our members' meters using a hand held
computer and to represent the Cooperative courteously and tactfully when dealing with
member concerns or problems. We count on our meter readers to assist in resolving
billing and rate issues while in the field, so conflict resolution skills are a real plus. Our
meter readers are the Cooperative's first defense against potential power outages or
power theft. They help patrol our distribution system looking for potential power outages
or evidence of meter tampering. Meter readers connect and disconnect meters, so there is
a potential exposure to electrical current up to 600 volts. This is a great job for the
person who likes to work alone. To work for us, you will need to possess a high school
diploma or GED. Applications may be downloaded from our website at
www.preco.coop; or by request from any of our four district offices. If you have any
questions, please contact: Barry Terrell at 863 767-4691 or by email at
barry.terrell@preco.coop. Peace River Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity
employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We are a drug and alcohol
free workplace.
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Wauchula. $199,000.
* 4BR/2-1/2BA on 1 acre, Golfview. $350,000.
* 2 story, 3BR/2BA, large yard on Bell St., Wauchula.
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* 3BR/1BA,2 apts., remodeled, Carlton St. $125,000
* 4.86 acres, Ed Wells Rd., 3 wells, 2 drives, on paved road,
wooded & cleared. $87,900
* 274 acres, Hwy 17 frontage, 1 mile south of Zolfo, 600 ft. on
Peace River.
* 2 1/2 acres, beautiful bldg. site, with pond, paved road,
Terrell Rd., West Wauchula. Can be divided, $35,000 for
each 1-1/4 acre.
* 3 Rental apts, Fort Meade, 1 blk. off Hwy. 17, near Value
King. $115,000.
* 2BR/1BA, Bowling Green, Chester Ave. $57,500.
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MOBILE MAINTENANCE &
WELDING. (863) 781-3546,
Nextel#161*58581*1.
12:27-1:24p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drug? 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
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.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
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Environmentally Responsible 863-7l'-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland



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

J 773-4478

Complete Tree Service
.- Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years experience
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Please view all my listings at:
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REDUCED $20,000.: 3BR/2Ba, Inground pool, Updated kitchen,
Great room, fireplace Good location $169,900.
14 + acres on Bailes Road $199,900.
24.28 Golden Oaks, $10,500.
20 Acres on Hwy 62. Corner lot W/Paved roads
20 ac. Oak trees, Homesites, Moffitt and Steve Roberts $15,000 per
ac.
1 & 2 Acre tracts available ... Homesites, Call for details
7.50 Ac on Hwy. 17 near college. Great Commercial Property.
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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 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL,
Phone:(863)773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Open until
filled. EOE-F\M\V c1:17-24c



EQUIPMENT SERVICE WORKER
Pay Rate:
$21,755.83 ($10.46) $29,990.65 (14.42)
Wanted for the Hardee County Maintenance Shop
Department. Ability to perform semi-skilled preven-
tative maintenance and repairs for County vehicles
and equipments. Maintains records and submits
reports relative to mechanical repairs. Repairs and
changes tires and assists in trouble calls.
VALID FL CLASS B CDL REQUIRED.
Complete job description and application forms
posted on County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Applications accepted in the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula,
Florida, 33873. Phone: (863) 773-2161, Fax: (863)
773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m., February 7,
2008. EOE/ F/M C:1:24,31c


IS FOOD A PROBLEM for you?
Overeaters Anonymous every
Thursday 4i30-5:30 p.m. Seventh-
Day Advertist Church, 205 S.
11th Ave., Wauchula. 773-5714 or
414-3172 www.oa.org. 1:10-2:7p
ATTENTONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND
ideostomy supplies now in stock
at Pete's Pharmacy. tfc



INSIDE YARD SALE 933 Heard
Bridge Rd. Baby items, dishes,
ramps, jacks, furniture. Saturday,
8-1. 1:24p
SATURDAY SALE! Beds: bunks,
queen, king, twin; electric or gas
stoves; blankets; sheets. Edna's
Place. 1:24c
5 FAMILY YARD SALE 5025
Willow Avenue, Bowling Green,
Friday and Saturday, 7:30-noon.
Lots of good stuff. Hospital
scrubs, linens, exercise equip-
ment, dishes, kids clothes, tools,
bikes, CDs, and cake pans. 1:24p
LARGE SALE 311 Carlton,
Wauchula, Saturday-Sunday.
Plants: papaya, avocado; furni-
ture, desk, sofa sleeper; kids
bike, 3 dressers, hospital bed,
materials, clothes, new & used,
household, 3 sofas. Everything
must go. 1:24p


No matter what anyone
says, it's impossible to
drink like a fish. Fish don't
drink. When they take in
water, it passes through
their gills so they can
extract oxygen.


Good Shepherd Hospice
g IBlk., Mtdn fM4
LPN, Full Time
4p-midnight. Entire shift spent
at bedside of one patient.
LPN, Per Diem
Midnight-8am. Entire shift
spent at bedside of one
patient.
For consideration, please fax
resume to (863) 616-2536 or
apply online at
www.goodshepardhospice.org
and click on Career
Opportunities.
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head prices. Specializes in fine
leather/fabric upholstry, sofas,
recliners, and bedroom. Style
selection to match the evolution
of your life experiences. Sound
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products..finest craftsmen. Start-
Ing prices for standard Made in
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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
behind Pinch A Penny) Sebring7


Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


LifeLinks...
SBy Carolyn Hendry Wyatt



HOW SAFE ARE COLOR ADDITIVES?
I receive calls from time to time about food additives and their.
safety. I want to share with you information from a recent article
published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding these
color additives.
What are color additives? Color additives give the red tint to
your fruit punch and the green hue to your mint-flavored tooth-
paste. They are dyes, pigments or other substances that can impart
color when added or applied to a food, drug, cosmetic or the human
body. They can be found in a range of consumer products, from
cough syrup and eyeliner to contact lenses and cereal.
So how safe are they? "Color additives are very safe when
used properly," says Linda Katz, MD, director of the Office of
Cosmetics and Colors in Food & Drug Administration's Center for
Food Safety & Applied Nutrition. "There is no such thing as
absolute safety of any substance. In the case of a new color addi-
tive, FDA determines if there is 'a reasonable certainty of no harm'
under the color additive's proposed conditions of use."
Here are more facts you should know about color-additive
safety.
The FDA regulates color additives used in the United States.
This includes those used in food and dietary supplements, drugs,
cosmetics, and medical devices. These color additives (except
coal-tar hair dyes) are subject by law to approval by the agency and
must be used only in compliance with the approved uses, specifi-
cations and restrictions.
In the approval process, FDA evaluates safety data to ensure
that a color additive is safe for its intended purposes. Color addi-
tives that FDA has found to cause cancer in animals or humans may
not be used in FDA-regulated products marketed in the United
States.
Two main categories make up FDA's list of permitted color
additives: certifiable and exempt.
Certifiable color additives are man-made, derived primarily
from petroleum and coal sources. Only after a batch sample meets
certification requirements can it be used legally in FDA-regulated
products. Certified color additives have special names consisting of
a prefix, such as FD&C, D&C, or Ext. D&C; a color; and a num-
ber. For example, "FD&C Yellow No. 6" is often found in cereals,:
ice cream and baked goods. Sometimes a color additive is identi-
fied by a shortened form of its name, consisting of just the color
and number, such as "Yellow 6."
Color additives "exempt" from batch certification are obtained
largely from plant, animal or mineral sources. Examples include
caramel color and grape color extract. Though they are not subject
to batch certification requirements, they are still artificial color
additives and must comply with regulatory requirements.
Approval of a color additive for one intended use does not
mean approval for other uses. For example, no color additives have
been approved for injection into the skin, even though tattoo par-
lors often claim that the pigments in their inks are "FDA-
approved." Likewise, no color additives are approved for perma-
nent makeup (a form of tattooing). And henna is approved for use
on the hair, but not the skin."
Reactions to color additives are rare. It is possible, but rare, to
have an allergic-type reaction to a color additive. For example,
FD&C Yellow No. 5, widely found in beverages, desserts,
processed vegetables, drugs, makeup and other products, may
cause itching and hives in some people. The FDA requires all prod-
ucts containing this dye to identify it on their labels so that con-
sumers who are sensitive to the dye can avoid it. On medicine
labels, this certified color additive is identified by the name, "tar-
trazine."
The FDA can take action against companies if there are viola-
tions. In the absence of a voluntary recall, the FDA may choose to
seize such products that do not comply with regulatory standards.
For example, imported cosmetic products offered for entry into the
United States may be detained until a regulatory investigation is
completed. Consumers should beware of cosmetics and foods mar-
keted abroad because they are not subject to the same safeguards as
those marketed in the United States.
For more information on color additives, visit the FDA's Color
Additives Web Page at www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/col-toc.html or,
call the Hardee County Extension Service Office at 773-2164.


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.-Jimmy and van HUn
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Turning over a new leaf with a
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GIVE COON HUNTIN' A TRY .
Some of my huntin' buddies and me really live for being out
in a wet patch of woods in the middle of a cool night and hearing
the rnot-so-distant sounds of our Walker hounds when they open up
on a hot coon trail. There's just something about those hounds'
voices that sound both pleasing and eerie at the same time.
We like to brag about whose dog actually struck the trail first
and whose got to the right tree first. Boy, you can sure tell the dif-
ference when the dogs are just trailing a coon and when they've got
'im treed. Their barking goes from longer less frequent howls to
just downright choppin' it down, baying as loud as they can, as
quick as they can, with every breath that's in 'em.
You can really sense the urgency in their voices when they're
on the tree. That's when it's time to turn on the flashlights and start
making your way through the swamps toward that pleasant, oh, too
familiar sound in the darkness.
If you'd like to try coon huntin', besides having a good coon
dog, you'll need a Florida hunting license. Residents pay just $17
for the year. Non-residents have the choice of paying $46.50 for a
10-day license or $151.50 for 12 months.
If you're thinking about hunting on one of Florida's many
wildlife management areas (WMAs), you also must purchase a
management area permit for $26.50. But find out which WMAs
allow coon huntin' by reading the brochure on each area you're
thinking about trying. These WMA brochures are at your local Tax
Collector's Office or online at MyFWC.com/hunting.
All licenses and permits are available at county tax collectors'
offices, any retail outlet that sells hunting and fishing supplies,
online at www.wildlifelicense.com or call toll-free 1-888-Hunt-
Florida.
Coon huntin' with dogs at night, while using a flashlight or
headlamp, is allowed. On private property, when in possession of
written landowner permission, you may hunt raccoons year-round,
but most of us prefer to hunt 'em during the colder months so as
not to get our dogs snakebit or attacked by gators.
You're only allowed to harvest raccoons, and opossums for
that matter, using .22-caliber firearms (other than .22-magnums) or
single-shot .410-gauge shotguns with shot no larger than No. 6.
During the hunt, all firearms must remain unloaded except imme-
diately prior to shooting treed or bayed raccoons or opossums.
There are no daily or seasonal bag limits on how many rac-
coons or opossums you may harvest, and hides and skins of these
furbearers may be possessed in any number, at any time.
All dogs used in pursuing raccoons or opossums are required
*to wear collars or tags which identify dog owners and their address-
es. Hunting either furbearer by "shining," or using lights from
moving vehicles, boats or animals, is against the law. It's also ille-
gal to transport wild-trapped live raccoons within, into or from
Florida.
Individuals with a trapping license ($26.50) also may take rac-
coons and opossums by means of live-trapping or the use of snares,
but these traps must be checked at least every 24 hours. Using steel
or leg-hold traps is prohibited.
Only those persons with a trapping license are authorized to
sell the hides and meat of these furbearers. In order to buy and sell
this meat for commercial purposes, you're required to possess a
dealer's license, which you can get from the Florida Department of
Agriculture & Consumer Services' Division of Food Safety by call-
ing (850) 488-0295.
So if you're looking for a new and exciting huntin' opportuni-
ty, get ahold of a good coon dog, grab your .22, a flashlight and a
pair of hip waders and take to the swamps!
Here's wishing you a happy new year and good huntin'!
If you can, introduce someone new g,,a4 different kind of hunt-
ing and pass the tradition down. As always, have fun, hunt safely
and ethically, and we'll see you in the woods!


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January 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252007CA00728

B. HUGH BRADLEY, as CLERK
OF COjRTS, 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 and the seal
of this Court on January 11, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Courts
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
1 :17,24,31-2:7c
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.


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 SATURW
VIN NO. IG8ZH1475MZ143227
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, or
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 Coke
Deputy ClerI
1:17,24


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. Hugj 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

CASE NO.: 252008CP000005
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
FRANKLIN WYNNE HOSMER,
also known as FRANKLIN W.
HOSMER,
deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
ur FRANKLIN WYNNE HOSMER,
also known as FRANKLIN W. HOS-
" MER, deceased, whose date of
death was December 30, 2007,
and whose social security number
is 425-16-4843, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1749. The name and
address of the Personal represen-
tative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
t dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is required to be
f served must file their claims with
, this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
, THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 24, 2008.

Personal Representative:
STEPHEN E. STORTS
1844 Libby Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
1:24.31c


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
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
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
DECEDENT'S 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
Florida Bar No. 0967394
Goodlette, Coleman &
Johnson, P.A.
4001 Tamiaml Trail North,
Suite 300
Naples, Florida 34103
.Telephone: (239) 435-3535
Fax: (239) 435-1218
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Nothing splendid has ever
been achieved except by
those who dared believe
'that something inside
-them was superior to
circumstances.
-Bruce Barton


424 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
Telephone: (863) 773-5600
Florida Bar Number: 0054852
Attorney for co-personal repre-
sentatives.
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By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disabili-
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
the Court Administrator (863) 773-
4174 within two working days of
your receipt of this Notice; if you
are hearing or voice Impaired, call
the Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY

CASE NO.: 252008CP000005
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
FRANKLIN WYNNE HOSMER,
also known as FRANKLIN W.
HOSMER,
deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FRANKLIN WYNNE HOSMER,
also known as FRANKLIN W. HOS-
MER, deceased, whose date of
death was December 30, 2007,
and whose social security number
is 425-16-4843, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1749. The name and
address of the Personal represen-
tative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 24, 2008.

Personal Representative:
STEPHEN E. STORTS
1844 Libby Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

CASE NO.: 252008CP000003
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF EMILY
BRYAN, a/k/a EMILY JOYCE
BRYAN
deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of EMILY BRYAN, deceased,
whose date of death was
December 25, 2007, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The name and
address of the co-Personal repre-
sentatives and the Personal
Representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors Of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN 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
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

CHARLES THOMAS BRYAN
Petitioner
KENNETH A. BRYAN
Petitioner
GARY W. BRYAN
Petitioner

Kenneth B. Evers, Esquire
KENNETH B. EVERS, P.A.


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
Boys Win, Girls Lose In
Basketball Games: Wauchula
High Wildcats divided basket-
ball contests with Winter Haven
and Bartow teams here during
the past week, the local girls
losing their two games and the
boys winning theirs handily.

BPWC Minstrel Show Last
Night And Tonight: Wauchu-
lans have an opportunity to see
a real old-time minstrel show
this week-end, with the BPWC
Minstrel Frolics of 1933 being
staged here. The first perfor-
mance was given last night in,
the city auditorium before a
good crowd.

Winners Of Prizes At
Strawberry Festival: Winners in
various classes at the annual
Strawberry Festival at Bowling
Green were announced last
Friday. Best display of straw-
berries and strawberry prod-
ucts: M.E. Brown, first; J.A.
Albritton, second; H. Howard,
third.

Lions Club Gives Banquet
Honoring Visitors From Lions
International: Officials of Lions
International and of the district
were honored at a brilliant ban-
quet held at the Hotel Simmons


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 PO.B.; thence contin-
ue S 89 52' 38' E., 200.00
feet; thence S 00 26' 19"
W, 1220.00 feet; thence N
890 52' 38" W 200.00 feet;
thence N 00 26' 19" E.,
1220.00 feet to the P.O.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:_1-10-8A


B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Courts


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in Wauchula Monday night.

Miami Man Is Speaker At
Kiwanis Club Meet: Harvey
Paine, former president of the
Miami Kiwanis Club, was the
principal speaker at the Wau-
chula,Kiwanis Club meeting
Tuesday noon. President W.C.
Buchanan read a list of commit-
tees for the new year and visi-
tors at the meeting included
Harvey Paine, of Miami, and
H.C. Groff, of Wauchula.

50 YEARS AGO
Wauchula Woman To Sing At
National REA Convention:
Mrs. Marcelino Melendreras, of
Wauchula, will be a featured
soloist at the National Rural
Electric Cooperative Associa-
tion's national convention Feb.
3-6 in Dallas. Mrs. Melen-
-dreras, a soprano, is scheduled
to appear on the general assem-
bly program and at the special
ladies luncheon.

Cats Entertain. Fort Myers
After 1 Win Ahd Loss: The
Hardee Wildcats take on highly
potent Fort Myers in a double
header at Joel Evers Gym to-
night after a satisfying win over
Lake Wales and a disappointing
loss to Winter Haven.

Salvation Army Helps In
Hardee: Twenty three-families
in Hardee County received
Christmas baskets from the
Salvation Army this year,
according to a report from Lt.
Harry S. Fodon, commander for
this area. Over 500 individuals
received some kind of aid,
through the $525 dropped in
Army kettles in this area.

2 Hardee County Boys To
Show Steers: Hardee County
will be represented in the 1958
Florida Fat Stock Show & Sale,
Feb. 4-7, with two Angus steers
entered by 4-HI Club Members.
The 4-H Club members are:
Randall Moye, Ona, and
William Richardson, Zolfo
Springs.

Library Adds 515 Extra
Books: Five hundred and fif-
teen books were added to the
shelves of Ausley Memorial
Library during 1957, according
to librarian Maxine Ream.,

Big Cat: Mrs. Grady Smith
caught a 25-lb. catfish recently
at the Smith cottage near Lake
Placid. Mr. Smith. also brought
back a nice string of speckled
perch from the- lake.

Hardee To Have Booth At
State Fair This Year: Hardee
County people will have a
booth of their own to visit at the
State Fair this year. The 75-
foot-long booth will feature cit-
rus and vegetable displays
backed by three large murals
depicting agriculture and indus-
try of the county.

25 YEARS AGO
Local Cowboy Wins Title
'All Around Cowboy 1982':
Wauchula, home of World
Champion All-Around Cowboy
Dan Dailey, could not have
been better represented in
Tulsa, Okla., during the run of
the International Finals Rodeo
13. Dailey has distinguished
himself as one of the world's
greatest athletes.

Local Fugitive Turns Himself
In: Bruce Terrell, who was a
fugitive for six years, turned
himself in Saturday in Wau-
chula and was released on a
$2,000 bond from the DeSoto
County Jail. Terrell said he
turned himself in because he
was tired of running and never
knowing when he might be
arrested.


New Hospital Board Mem-
bers Sworn In: The two new
Hardee Memorial Hospital
Board members, Jim Stallings
and David Durastanti, were
sworn in by the board attorney,
John Burton, last Thursday
night.

Man Arrested In Knife Fight
Friday: A 22-year-old Wauchula
man was arrested early Friday
morning by local police .for
allegedly cutting another man's
face with a knife.

Fishin': The Hardee County
Bass Association held its first
tournament on Jan. 15 with a
turnout of seven boats. The
tournament was won by Danny
Smith with two small bass
going just over 12" in length.


Brenda Durrance Third In
Race: Brenda Durrance, a local
elementary school teacher who
jogs as a hobby, came in third in
her division in the Jan. 8
Savannah Half Marathon. Her
division is made up of 25- to
29-year-olds. She ran the 13.1
mile in 1:39:36. She started jog-
ging when she was 5 years.old.

10 YEARS AGO
A Banner Day: As just one of
many of Main Street Wauchula
Inc.'s downtown revitalization
projects, welcoming banners
went up on streetlights along
Main Street this week. The blue
banners, designed by local artist
Louise Weis, features a sandhill
crane, Wauchula's Indian name-
sake, and the words "Welcome
Wauchula."

Where's Charley? Go See!:
The Hardee County Players will
present the two-act musical
comedy "Where's Charley?"
this weekend and next in Wau-
chula's historic City Hall Audi-
torium on East Main Street. The
director of the play is Bill Reid.

Schools Recognize Employ-
ees Of The Year: Wauchula Ele-
mentary School ran away with
it all Tuesday night as the
Hardee School District honored
its teacher and school-related
worker of the year. Taking the
top prizes were fourth-grade
*instructor Tracey H. Nix and[
tutor Jesusita "Susie" Cotton.
They received congratulations
from state Teacher of the Year
Grace- Williams and Schools
Superintendent Derrel Bryan.

Teachers Of The Year: Mary
Lynn Jones Driskell was chosen
at the Bowling Green Elemen-
tary School Teacher of the Year.
For Hardee Junior High School,
the award was given to April
Rogers. Barbara Jones received
the Teacher of the Year for
Hardee Senior High School.
Roberta "Cookie" Sanders was
honored as the North Wauchula
Elementary School Teacher of
the Year. The Zolfo Springs
Teacher of the Year was given
to Kay G. Crews.

Ona Youth Earns Football
Honors: A rural Ona youth has
been nominated for a national
football team. Robert Rivers,
16, of the Limestone area, has
been selected for the St. Johns
All-County football team in St.
Augustine, where he is a junior
at the Florida School for the
Deaf and Blind.

Christmas Queen: Three-
year-old Dana Douglas was
crowned Christmas Queeri dur-
ing the Parade of Stars Christ-
mas Pageant in Sebring last
month. This is the second year
she has held the title. Dana is
the daughter of Lisa and Carl
Douglas Jr.


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Lady 'Cats Bow Out In Soccer Districts


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 -08 Hardee girls
soccer season came to a
screeching halt last week.
Steadily improving all year,
the girls battled the Sebring
Lady Streaks in an opening-
round game at Palmetto.
Hardee lost 3-1 to Sebring,
which went on to lose in the
semi-final game.
The final home game, against
All Saints Academy, was Senior
Night for first-year coach
Gilbert Vasquez and his Lady
Wildcats. He loses only one
player to graduation.
"I'm losing one senior this
year, Esmeralda Martinez. A big
void will be left in her place
both on and off the field. It's
hard to lose girls of that caliber"
commented the coach.
"Hardee is beginning to stalk
opponents and steadily moving
toward future victories," said
Vasquez, who expects juniors
Daisy Escoto, Kirsti Roehm,
Marce Ramirez, Mellissa
Banda and Nancy Conejo back
next season. Sophs Chelsea
Goolsby, Briana Esquivel,
Alma Alvarez, Oriana Martin-
ez, Lizabeth Caballero, Kristina
Garcia, Abigail Hernandez,
Sarah Lopez, Blanca Rivera,
Gloria Ruiz and Jessica Solis
and frosh Michelle Olivar,
Hannah Jacobs, Gloria Venegas
and Crystal Oliva are also due
back.
"We are doing so much better
that teams are struggling to beat
us. Our morale is up, we're all
healthy. My first year coaching
the Lady 'Cats proved to be an
excellent experience for me as a
coach and a teacher. I hope to
reward the team's hard work
and trust in me by coaching
them to a successful season
next year,"continued the coach.
He had a lot of comments on
the play of his team at the dis-
trict playoff game vs. Sebring.
Marce Ramirez scored in the


10th minute, after receiving a
pass from Daisy Escoto. The
Sebring goalie Rebecca Secory
was lying on her back after,
falling while attempting a clear-
ing kick,
"The Lady 'Cats led 1-0 until
Lady Streak Rachel Ashley tied
the game on a penalty kick
inside the box," he reported.
The Streaks were up 2-1 at half-
time with another penalty kick
just out of the goalie's reach.
Vasquez credited goalie
Kristina Garcia with good play.
"She was back at her post at
goalie after several games in the
striker position while her knee
healed. It gave Marce a chance
to hone her skills as the back-up
goalie. Both players were very
capable in both spots during the
season of training.
"Under the direction of her
father, assistant coach Julian
Garcia, Lady 'Cat keeper Kris-
tina had her usual outstanding
game with 20 saves, 16 in the
second half. Her knee seems to
have healed just fine," Vas-
quez added.
He continued, "Daisy Escoto
led a full charge against the
opposing keeper, several times
receiving assist passes from
Chelsea Goolsby, who played in
.a defensive spot in mid-field.
Chelsea normally plays front
striker, but was called on to help
support the defensive line.
Later in the game, resuming her
striker position, Chelsea at-
tempted to score three times but
was unable to as the Streaks'
goalie was sure-handed each
time."
Back in action in district, was
Crystal Hebert, who missed
most of the season with an in-
jured knee. She was a key play-
er in holding the defensive line
several times and passing the
ball to the offensive strikers.
Herbert is expected to be a key
players in the Lady 'Cat offen-
sive effort next year, said the
coach.


"Junior Kirsti Roehm fin-
ished the season in fine form, as
she continued to guide the
defensive mid-field, along with
Abigail Hernandez. Kirsti is a
first-year soccer player; her
intuition on the field has helped
her consistently stop the oppo-
nents' offensive drives through-
out the season," said Vasquez.
He added, "Hernandez' speed
and determination have com-
plemented Roehm's playing
style as they often double-
teamed the opposing team and
caused turnovers. Nancy Cone-
jo found plenty of playing time
as she also contributed her
skills in several positions from
wing to defensive halfback."
Conejo is a cross-country
runner in the off-season. Vas-
quez hopes she will be able to
fill in the defensive position of
Esmeralda Martinez next year.
"Conejo's understanding of the
game's defensive strategy is
key in filling the spot."
The coach continued to praise
his players. "Sara Lopez played
an excellent game in her usual
position as right wing. At left
wing for most of the night was
Oriana Martinez, who shared
position duty with Machelle
Olivar and Crystal Oliva, each
girl turning in an excellent ac-
count of herself on game night."
In his final summation, Vas-
quez mentioned "the remark-
able speed and leadership of the
defensive line, composed of
Hannah Jacobs, Gloria Ruiz
and senior Esmeralda Martinez.
They were able to stop the
Streaks from scoring for most
of the second half, allowing
only one goal to slip past them
in the final seconds of the
game."
He concluded, "If the remain-
ing athletes return for the 2008
season, the experience and savy
they've picked up this past sea-
son. will contribute largely to
our hopes of building a winning
team for the upcoming year.'"


In the controversial literary work, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe, there is a char-
acter called Evangeline St. Clare. She is better know by the name Little Eva.


Jan. 24


HJHS Basketball
Girls Basketball


Sebring
Lake Placid


HOME
HOME


5:30/6:30 p.m.
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.

Feb. 4 Boys Basketball Palmetto Away TBA
(District Playoffs)
Boys Baseball Lake Wales Away TBA
(Highlander Tourney)

Feb. 5 Girls Softball Sebring HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 Girls Softball Palmetto Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.


/zeus is a ?nate p u onul. lneIsboue, :- riwness s, ujaeimieunwtnu..i -
and white in color. leopard cur. She is tri-colored.
Both dogs were surrendered because their previous owners had changes in their lives and
were no longer able to care for the dogs.
Both dogs have valid rabies vaccinations, so each one's adoption fee is only $35.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320
if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685
Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


All Reserve Seating $7.00.
Call: Kara Goodwyn at Farm Credit
773-4108 ext. 40S
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Ticket orders will begin for all
Pageants on Jandary 22, 2008. Ticket
r.
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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.

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Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship.................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ........ .............. 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
Ist 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 Worshii ...:...... 1l00 ia.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6"00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ................9...9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ..............7...7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 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


E Peace ioer growers

Wholesale Nursery

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


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 .............l 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
.............................................. 6 :30 p .m .
Wednesday Prayer Time .........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School :,:.'..2:::..... 10:00 a .m.
Eriglishg Servie ............ ..... I 1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service .. ...1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School ................9...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:...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 GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


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...7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening............7...7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper.............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Music & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).................6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High).......................... :30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr.9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical .........9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Predicacion ........ ...... ....... 11:30 a.m .
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................. 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
- ..(Lil' K)/S0tshiie 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
TIHE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............. 7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... .......6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship .........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

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


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


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 ............1....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ........ ....... 11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Church Training .................. 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
P1 & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ........ ............ 11:15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Se ce .................... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer .'.........,7';00.p.m. -

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................ 7:00 a.m.
(English) ..... ............ 8:30 a.m .
(Spanish) .................. 1:00 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. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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


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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 1:00 a.m.

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

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
W orship................................ 1:00 a.m .
Evening.... ............ ............ 6:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.


n Psalm 55:22 we read ..."cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you."
We are assured that we can give our problems to God, but do we really let them go
completely? Or do we just "lend" Him our problems and take them back if we don'tlike
how He deals with them?
The Bible also tells us... "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in
prayer" (Matthew 21:22). It's so hard to have faith, but what if we believe God's answer
is the right one, even if we aren't sure it is? In some situations, things aren't always dear
until long after the fact ... "hindsight is 20-20" or so the saying goes.
When we spend time with God, we become more aware of His spirit at work within
us. We can trust Him with every care and know peace in our lives. What a relief
Visit God's House this week. Give Him your problems and take Him at His Word!


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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7.00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship .................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 11:00 a.m.
..............................................7 :00 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ......;...7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ..................... 0:30 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica .......10:00 a.m.
Servicio .............................1... 1:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club........................ 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Training Union .................... 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship'.1..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer -. ..............7:00 p.m.




SEEDS
FROM



Michael A. Guido
Merter,Georgia


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


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I SLOIDALIESOC ARETREOR


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE


For the week ended Jan. 17, 2008:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 8,295 com-
pared to 8,268 last week and 6,964 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared
to last week: slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 lower,
feeder steers and heifers 2.00 to 4.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:



Slaughter Cows:
48.00.


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 117.50-160.00
300-400 lbs., 100.00-144.00; and
400-500 lbs., 95.00-124.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 100.00-150.00;
300-400 lbs., 89.00-120.00; and
400-500 lbs., 83.00-102.00

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


Cadets Practice Survival Skills


Hardee Senior High School's
Air Force Junior Reservt
Officer Training Corps recently
completed an overnight trip as
the culmination of survival
training.
Twenty-six cadets, accompa-
nied by instructors and chaper-
ones, spent 24 hours living at
the Fazzini Reserve, located
along the Peace River in the
southeast portion of the coun-
ty. The training included fire
building, survival medical
instruction, shelter building,
and signaling and recovery
.techniques.
The group began its trip by
canoe, putting in at Crews
Riverside Park in Wauchula.
While canoeing south, teams of
cadets were assigned different
challenges to complete before
landing at Fazzini. Once there,


the cadets had to build a
shelter with materials found on
site.
After making camp, the next
task was building a fire using a
flint and other objects. After
dinner, the cadets were given an
hour to practice survival med-
ical techniques and learned how
to provide rescue breathing.
Cadets from each team were
given simulated injuries and
hidden in the woods. Teams
then went into the area to locate
their "injured" comrades, treat
their wounds, and return them
to base camp.
The evening ended with a
session of "Survivor Jeopardy,"
where cadets were tested on
their survival knowledge in a
"Jeopardy"-style game.
As morning broke, the cadets
assembled for physical fitness


training that included a warm-
up, stretches, and a brief jog
through the trails. Additional
activities included instruction
on edible and poisonous plants
in the Florida scrub and general
knowledge of the wetlands
areas of Central Florida.
After breakfast, the cadets re-
viewed signaling skills to com-
municate to search and rescue
aircraft. Once camp had been
cleaned up, the cadets returned
to their canoes to complete the
rest of the journey to the
Pioneer Park boat ramp.
The JROTC program in
under the direction of senior
aerospace instructor Lt. Col.
Anthony Hingle, USAF (Ret.),
and Master Sgt. Veronica Scott,
USAF (Ret.).
According to Hingle, this is
the first of many activities the


cadets are going to participate
in this year. The cadets spend
several says each week staying
after school practicing drill,
reviewing proper military bear-
ing and courtesy, and other
team building skills.
The cadets are responsible for
presenting the colors at school
ceremonies, raising and lower-
ing the school's flag each day,
and recently placed flags on the
graves of local veterans.
The JROTC program is in its
third year at Hardee Senior
High and is designed to teach
aerospace science, history,
teamwork and discipline to
high-school age boys and girls.
Students who are interested in
getting involved with the pro-
gram should contact Hingle or
Scott at Hardee Senior High
School.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese
or Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray,
Green Beans, Cornbread, Pine-
apple Chunks, Juice Bar) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad
Tray, French Fries, Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Cinnamon Toast,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti or Ham-
burger on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Corn, Juice, Roll, Peanut Butter
Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Scrambled Eggs
w/Cheese, Pineapple Chunks,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sand-
wich or Cowboy Macaroni
(Salad Tray, Pinto Beans, Juice,
Peaches, Roll) and Milk
... FRIDAY ..
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfas
Stick, Applesauce Juice Bar,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Nacho Cheese
Sauce or Corndog Nuggets
(Salad Tray, Mexican Rice,
Juice, Applesauce) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
*Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
Pineapple Tidbits, Juice Bar,
Cornbread, Salad Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Chicken Pot Pie w/Biscuit or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Let-
tuce & Tomato, Biscuit, Mustard
Greens, Juice, Peaches, Salad
Bar) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Cinnamon Toast,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti or Ham-
burger on a Bun or Pepperoni
Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato, Roll,
Whole Kernel Corn, Juice,
Peanut Butter Cookies) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Scrambled Eggs
w/Cheese, Pineapple Tidbits,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni,
Deli Turkey Sandwich or
Cheese Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Pinto Beans, Peaches,
Juice, Salad Bar, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce Juice, Cinna-
mon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Nachos
or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Applesauce, Mexican
Rice, Juice) and Milk

SSENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
hut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Juice Bar, Pineapple Chunks,
Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
(Tossed Salad, Broccoli Nor-
mandy, Peas & Carrots, Roll,


Cucumber & Tomato Salad,
Peaches, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Cinnamon Toast,.
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti (Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Veggie
Cup, Peanut Butter Cookies,
Corn, Pears, Waldorf Salad,
Roll, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Pine-
apple Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sand-
wich (Tossed Salad, Potato
Rounds, Corn, Cucumber &
Tomato Salad, Pinto Beans &
Ham, Juice, Peaches) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce Juice, Cinna-
mon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Nachos (Tossed Sal-
ad, Mexican Rice, Whole Kernel
Corn, Refried Beans w/Cheese,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk


COURTESY PHOTO
Cadets in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Hardee Senior High School tested their survival skills in the
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Heartbreakers Head Dixie Darlings
(Held Out From Last Week)


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In the first weekend of action,
the-Carlton Brothers Heart-
breakers picked up a pair of
one-run victories.
That gave the girls sole posi-
tion of first place with a 2-0
record. They beat both the
EMBR Powder Puffs and Van-
dolah 'Power Shockers in the
Saturday opening day games.
Games are set for either 5:45
or 7:15 on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays and two Saturdays
over the next six weeks. There
are no games the week of Feb.
11 because of FCAT testing.
Visitors are welcome to the
George Heine fields off South
Florida Avenue to cheer their
favorite squads. There is a con-
cession stand available.
In the first game on Jan. 12,
the Heartbreakers nipped the
Power Puffs 7-6.
Leadoff batter Ashlee Patter-
son and Destinee Pace led the
Heartbreakers with a pair of hits


and pair of scores. Sarah
Carlton scored on a run and a
walk. Aubrey Bragg had both a
hit and a run and Ashleigh
Adams, Abigail Erekson, Kay-
lee Barberie, Aiyanna Root and
Hallie Atchey each added a hi,
to keep the action going.
Chipping in defensively, too,
were Claire Carlton and Eliyah -
Mariner. Jasmin Pantoya did
not play Saturday. Coaches for
the Heartbreakers are Bobby
Bragg and Melissa Carlton and
Keith Patterson with team par-
ent Stephanie Adams.
Vivanna Flores had a pair of
hits and' tallies for the Powder
Puffs. Leadoff batter Lillianna
Ponce, Lucia Galvez, Alicia
Lopez and Alex Brant each also
put a run on the board. Also
contributing to the game were
Yasmin Ramirez, Heather
Coronado, Destiny Scheel,
Katie Camacho and Andrea
McVay. Their coaches are
Selena Camacho, John Scheel
and Ed Villegas. Team parent is


Rosa Villegas.
The late game Saturday fea-
tured a battle between the
Shockers and the Heart-break-
ers, with the Heartbreakers nip-
ping the Shockers 10-9.
Patterson paced the Heart-
breakers with triple tallies.
Sarah Carlton added a pair of
runs and Pace, Claire Carlton,
Root, Barberie and Mariner
added solo scores. Bragg,
Adams, Erekson and Atchley
were stranded on the base paths.
Cori-Ann Rosales and.
Joceyln Villarreal both put a
pair of runs on the board for the
Shockers. Cassidy Brown,
Sarah Welch, Bridgette Conley
and Yamilet Galvez each came
across home plate one. Also
getting into the game were
Lindsey Welch, Marisol
Montanez, Michaela Dimock
and Michaela Villarreal. They
are coached by Jerry Welch;,
Wayne Graham and Todd
Tomlinson, with Donna Galvez
as team parent.


Hardee County Youth Sports Dixie Darlings


FRIDAY SATURDAY


MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY


FIELD


Field #2
Concession
Field #2
Concession

Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Concession


Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Concession

Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Concession


Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
Concession




Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
concession

Field #2 5:45
Field #2 7:15
concession


Team 2: Power Puffs


Team 1: Heartbreakers


**First team listed will be in the home team and occupy the third base dugout. Home team will keep the
official scorebook and the visiting team will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work the concession as
assigned by the team parent. Games will have a one hour and fifteen minute time limit. If necessary, the
home team will complete the inning following expiration of time.


Time Jan.12
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5:00pm 3 v 1

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1 v 3 2 v 3

Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Jan. 24 Jan. 25
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Jan. 28 Jan. 29 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 2 Field #2
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Team 3: Shockers


White Sox Lead AAA Ball


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The undefeated CF Industries
White Sox stand alone in the
2008 AAA or Dixie Minors
league.
At the end of the first full
week of games, the White Sox
hold a 3-0 record. The Vols
Cubs are at 2-1, the Hardee
Fire-Rescue at 1-1, the Jack See
Construction Athletics (A's) and
C&B Co. Yankees 1-2 and the
KMW Photo Devil Rays look-
ing for their first win.
Last .week began with Mon-
day's 11-7 victory for the Cubs
over the A's.
For the Cubs, Hayden Lind-
sey, Eliseo Sanchez and Kim-
berly Derringer each put a pair
of scores on the board. Aaron
Harrison, Boone Paris, Kyle
Hewett, Johnnie Brown and
Jimmy Lane added solo scores.
Michael Owens, Hunter Scran-
ton, Josef Crosby, Brandon
Young and Jackson Starratt
contributed defensively.
Ryan Moore was the only
twin-tally batter for the A's.
Austin Altman, Ruben Olmos,
Wyatt Zeigler, Adam Delatorre
and Omar Alamia chipped in
with a run apiece. Jhett See,
Dakota Altman, Marco Briones,
David Badillo and Drew Mimbs
added to the game.


The White Sox won Tuesday
night's game 11-7 over the
Yankees.
Hunter Bryant scored three
times and Tanor Durden, Jordan
Rogers and Austin Garcia
crossed home plate twice for
the White Sox. Cesar Fimbres,
Carlos Camacho and Alex Rod-
riguez each pocketed a run.
Kyler Caskay, Kole Robertson,
Cierra Lee and Frankie Corona-
do also played.
For the Yankees, leadoff bat-'
ter Dylan Salas and Tucker
Albritton came around to score
twice each. Seth McGee, Cody
Cumbee, Parker Carlton and
Cade Roberts made a run each.
Wyatt Montgomery, Landon
Albritton, Jordan Turner and
Tony Gonzales also were in the
game.
On Thursday night, the Yanks
came back to win 13-5 over the
Devil Rays.
Montgomery and McGee
rounded the bases three times
apiece for the Yankees. Salas
and Cumbee were two-score
batters and Byron Kilpatrick,
Tucker Albritton and Carlton
chipped in with a run apiece.
Roberts, Landon Albritton,
Turner and Daniel Sambrano
added to the excitement.
Jordan Ward, Brandon
Franks, Blake Crawley, Russell


Weems and Larrett Smith put
runs in the book for the D-Rays.
Dalton Bryant, Joseph Craw-
ford, Sherry Lee, Ty Trammell,
SAdam Salas, Dalton Tubbs and
Thomas Atchley chipped in
defensively.
In the Field 1 game on Friday
night, it was the White Sox
picking up another win, down-
ing the Cubs 6-2.
Leadoff batter Garcia crossed
home plate twice for the White
Sox. Bryant, Rogers, Fimbes
and Durden came home once
each.
A Lindsey triple enabled him
to score Harrison and himself in
the third inning for the Cubs.
Other players were stranded.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, the
Red Sox nipped the A's 7-5.
William McClelland and
Marcus Battles both smacked a
pair of hits and scored twice for
the Red Sox. Leadoff batter
Conner Crawford also put a pair
of scores on the board. Isaac
Flores had one hit and one run.
Others joining in were Keith
Choate, Chris Hull, Kyle
Choate, Adam Ramirez, Augus-
tine Morales and Fabian Rod-
riguez.
Alamia crossed home plate
twice for the A's. Badillo
Moore and Briones added a run
each.


HHS: Parents Can


Check Grades & More


By GAYLE 'MISS G' KNIGHT
For The Herald-Advocate
Parents of Hardee Senior
High School students were in-
formed by letter last November
of a program which will pro-
vide information concerning
their student's grades, atten-
dance and classroom assign-
ments.
Through the Internet, it is
now possible for parents to
view this information and be
able to monitor their student's
academic progress on a 24-
hours a day, seven days a week
basis. Students may also access
this information.
Included in the letter were
directions along with an activa-
tion code which will allow par-
ents to set up their account.
Teachers will post grades on


Wednesday of each week. This
will include all grades taken
through Friday of the previous
week. The teacher's e-mail
address is provided for parents
to contact with any concerns, or
they may call the guidance
department at 773-3181, exten-
sion 212. Parents may also
choose the option of receiving
an e-mail alert that there have
been grades added to the sys-
tem.
Accordifig to Principal Mike
Wilkinson, this. is a wonderful
way for parents to become more
involved and informed. It opens
the avenue for communication
between teacher and parent in a
timely manner.
He added that Hardee High is
the pilot school for this pro-
gram, which in the future will


expand to all schools in the
county.
Anyone who did not receive
this letter should come to
Hardee High and speak with
Assistant Principal Chris Neff.
Assistance in setting up your
account will be available as
well.
Computers with Internet
access are at the Hardee County
Public Library on U.S. 17 and
Oak Street in Wauchula for
those without a computer at
home.
"This is a tool not only to
help our students achieve suc-
cess, but to make our parents
more knowledgeable about the
activities going on in the class-
rooms. We encourage everyone
to use it," Wilkinson said.


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January 25 & 26, 2008


Friday & Saturday 9am to 4pm

The Southeast's largest Pre-1840
Interpretive Encampment.

Over 1,000 participants living in camps
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Over 100 craftsmen and "stores"
L demonstrating/selling large
L variety of historical reproductions.


The family of


First Baptist Church

of Zolfo Springs

invites you to come

meet our new

'- pastor

John McDaniel

John along with his wife Rachel
and two daughters
Hannah and Chloe come to us from
i _____'_ Alabama.

Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship 11 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
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separate charge to enrolled eligible children at the center(s) listed below.
Parents/guardians of children eligible for free and reduced-price meals must complete an application. Eligibility Information
includes the number and names of all household members, social security number of the adult household member signing
the application or an Indication that this household member does not have one. total monthly household Income or Food
Stamp case number or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families case number, and the signature of an adult household
member.


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2 17,797 1,484 343 25,327 2.111 488
3 22,321 1.861 430 31,765 2,648 611
4 26,846 2,238 517 38,203 3,184 735
5 31,369 2,615 604 44,641 3,721 859
8 35.893 2.992 691 51,079 4.257 983
7 40,417 33689 778 57.517 4,794 1.107
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Children from families whose Incor'se Is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
The policy statement for free and reduced price meals Is on file at the child care center and may be reviewed by any
Interested party.
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Child Care Food Program are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex. age, or
disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director. Office of Civil Rights. 1400 Independence Avenue.
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January 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5C


The Oasis RV News
By Charlotte Longueuil


Hoop Girls Prepare For Districts


A FOND FAREWELL
Well, folks, the time we
hoped would never happen is
upon us. Our beloved friend,
Inez McFalls, left Florida on
Saturday. Inez submitted the
Oasis News in this newspaper
for many years.
Inez, as many of you know,
has beefi in ill health for a year
now. She will be going to North
Carolina to be near family.
We here at the Oasis, in the
Blue Grass circles and in
Hardee and DeSoto counties,
are losing a great friend and
fine lady. She had been the
ambassador for the Oasis RV
Resort for a long time. In fact,
Inez had been dubbed "mayor."
This loss is going to be
tremendous as was evident in
the crowd of almost 200 who
came to wish her well at a sur-
prise party on Jan. 12. The
musicians played and sang
many of her favorites. Ice
cream, cake, punch and coffee
were shared. She was presented


with a rose corsage and a bou-
quet of roses as well as many
gifts.
In addition to the above party,
a group of 22 ladies from here
at the Oasis honored Inez with a
luncheon at a local restaurant
on Jan. 15. It was really nice to
be able to spend this time
together with Inez, sharing
memories, as she prepared for
her trip.
Farewell, good and beloved
friend. God be with you as you
enter this new phase of your
life. May it be filled with new
adventures and much happi-
ness, renewed friendships and
new ones, and your loving fam-
ily surrounding you.
In closing, let me quote this
to express our feelings: "As you
go your way may Christ go with
you. May He go before you to
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With a final pair of games
this week, the Hardee varsity
basketball girls are set for Class
4A-10 district playoffs next
week.
The girls host Lake Placid to-
day (Thursday) on Senior Night
and finish the regular season
tomorrow at Port Charlotte.
District playoffs begin Mon-
day and are being held at Sara-
sota Booker this year.
In its games last week, Hard-
ee went to Fort Meade on
Monday, was at home Tuesday
to face Avon Park and went
Thursday to Booker. All three-
games were losses for the varsi-
ty Lady 'Cats, while the junior
varsity lost two and won one of
their games.
At Fort Meade on Monday,
Hardee started slowly and scor-
ed each quarter, but not as much
as the Lady Miners did. The
'Cats were down 12-7 at the
end of quarter one, lost ground
each period and wound up on
the short end of a 56-33 tally.
Angel Mitchell led all scorers
with 15 points for Fort Meade.
Akaycha Robinson added 12,
Danielle. Morris 11 and four
other Lady Miners shared the
rest of the points.
For Hardee, it was Holmes
tops with a dozen points, fol-
lowed by Solis with seven,
Andrea "Drea" Parkinson a half
dozen, Ivette Cisneros four, and
Katie Jernigan and Janisha
Mosley each two points.
Against Avon Park, Hardee
started out strong, with junior
forward Holmes notching the
first four points of the game.
Senior Solis was hitting the
boards offensively and defen-
sively. It wasn't until midway
through the first period that the
Lady Devils were able to get on
the board when Markida Haw-
thorne sank a long deuce.
Back and forth it went, until a
Kandie Stukes shot made it a tie
game, 4-4 at the 3:15 mark of
the first period. Having found
the range, Avon Park began to
score. When Holmes hit a trey
in the waning seconds of the
quarter, Avon Park had an 11-7
advantage.
It was also a slow second


quarter, with Hardee's Erica
Ureste getting a hoop on a pass
from Cisneros and Avon Park
with only five points. It was 16-
9 at halftime.
The Lady Red Devils made
adjustments and came out on
fire in the second half, quickly
running up the score. By the
end of third period, it was a 41-
15 game.
Holmes opened the final
eight-minute session with a
trey. Avon Park kept its starters
in the game and pressing until
late in the fourth quarter when it
became a running clock, which
was stopped long enough for
Ureste to hit a pair of free
throws to make the final score
53-20.
Solis finished with eight re-
bounds in spite of sitting out the
second period because of fouls.
Holmes had four rebounds.
Hawthorne paced Avon Park
with 13 points, while Stukes
added 10.
For Hardee, it was Holmes
with 10 points, Ureste four, and
Cisneros, Solis and Parkinson
with two each.
On Thursday, Hardee wended
its way to Sarasota to face the
Booker Lady Tornadoes. Hard-
ee was down only 10-6 after the
first period, but a 25-point
Booker outburst in the second
period put the game out of
reach 35-11.
Continuing to put the pres-
sure on, Booker finished with a
54-23 win. Junior Kay Larkins
Sled Booker with 17 points,
some every period. Brittani
Williams added 12 and
Christina Davis 10.
Holmes again led Hardee,
scoring on a pair of treys, pair
of deuces and a free throw.
Solis had four points and
Parkinson, Janisha Mosley and
Ureste each two points.
Lindy Rossman, Barbie Hin-
ojosa, Brandy Crockett and Cis-
neros added to the floor game.
The junior varsity Lady Wild-
cats had a slightly better week.
Against Fort Meade, they near-
ly pulled out a victory. Leading
4-2 at the end of a defensive
first period, Hardee increased
that to 7-4 by halftime.
Fort Meade made adjust-
ments at halftime and came out


with intensity in the second
half, putting 11 points on the
board in the third period while
holding Hardee scoreless. Har-
dee tried to rally in the fourth
period, but came up just short in
the 20-17 loss.
Ashantis Johnson had nine
and kIamesha Brown seven of
the junior Lady Miners' points.
For Hardee, Ashley Louis
and Carleen Brown each had a
half dozen, Maria Avalos and
Tiffany Prestridge each two and
Lacey Garza one at the foul
line.
Against Avon Park on Tues-
day, Hardee spotted the junior
Lady Devils a 5-0 lead and
caught up with a shot by
Brown, free throw by Louis and
a breakaway lay-up by Paige
Massey on a pass from Amanda
Bissette. It was 5-5 late in the
first period and was still that
way when the buzzer rang.
Avon Park again got the first
points of the second period and
widened the lead to 10-5, before
Brown hit a deuce, LaCreshia
Carlton hit both ends of a one-
and-one. When Elvira Servin
stole the ball and went all the
way, Hardee led 11-10. The
teams traded shots before half-
time, which had Hardee with a
'13-12 advantage.
Hardee upped its lead to 18-
12 midway through the third
stanza and led 22-15 at the 2:50
mark. Avon Park got a hot
streak and cut that to 24-21 by
the end of the third.
Hardee got ahead early in the
final period, Servin notching
another one-and-one. Every
time Avon Park scored Hardee
would answer, until the midway
mark, when Avon. Park claimed
a 29-28 lead. A Yesenia Vargas


free throw tied the game at 29-
all.
It was a battle in the final few
minutes, but Avon Park pulled it
out 36-31.
Chantal Hughley led Avon
Park with 13 points. For Hard-
ee, Brown finished with 11
points, Massey, Servin and
Carlton each had four, Louis
three and Vargas one point. Get-
ting assists, rebounds and steals
were Maria Ruiz, Garza, Pres-
tridge, Lauren Moore, Maria
Avalos and Bissette.
"I was pleased with the effort.
Over there they beat us by 19
points, this time by only five.
We gave them some easy points
and five free throws at the end.
We beat them every other quar-
ter," said coach Ken Leupold.
The Hardee JV also did well
at Booker on Thursday night,
winning 32-28. Hardee kept in
front at the end of each period,
up 8-6, 14-13 and 26-21 before
taking the final 32-28 victory.
. Brown again topped Hardee,
scoring eight of her 10 points in
the third period. Louis and
Servin each added a half dozen,
while Prestridge and Avalos
each had four. Other teammem-
bers contributed to the floor
game.

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COUNTY COURT'
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Kenneth Lee Horn, 40, Zolfo
Springs, and Beverly A. Keyt,
57, Zolfo Springs.
David Delgado, 19, Eagle
Lake, and Maricruz Toledo, 14,
Zolfo Springs.
Michael Edward Doyle, 23,
Bowling Green, and Brittany
Denise Fennell, 21, Bowling
Green.
Tony Anthony Faulkner Jr.,
20, Fort Meade, and Jessica L.
Fitch, 19, Fort Meade.
Joseph Samuel Guy, 82,
Zolfo Springs, and Angela
Lovett Ball, 35, Wauchula.
Juan Manuel Medina-
Estrada, 22, Zolfo Springs, and
Pamela Sanchez, 19, Zolfo
Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Stacy Costas, dismissed.
Triump Partnerships LLC vs.
Legena Rogers, default judg-
ment.
Citibank South Dakota NA
vs. Chad Emmons, judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Alicia
Lara, judgment.
GE Money Bank vs. Krystal
Rodriguez, judgment.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Alejandro Alarcon, disorder-
ly intoxication, adjudication
withheld, $315 fine and court
costs.
John Russell Aleshire, affray,
$315 fine and court costs.
Eduardo Cruz, giving false
information to a law enforce-
ment officer, not prosecuted.
Joel DeSantiago, display or
use of light at night in posses-
sion of a firearm, adjudication
withheld, $315 fine and court
costs.
Thomas Lorenzo Everett III,
building a bonfire within 165
feet of a home and failure to


report or control a fire, $315
fine and court costs.
Jerlin Forestal, criminal mis-
chief, completed pretrial diver-
sionary program successfully.
Roberto Gallegos Jr., posses-
sion of alcohol under age 21,
$315 fine and court costs.
Alejandro Jorge Gutierrez,
domestic battery, 24 days in jail
with credit for time served
(CTS), probation 12 months,
random screening, four-hour
domestic violence class, no
alcohol or bars, alcohol abuse
evaluation and treatment, $667
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fees, 110 hours com-
munity service; trespass, $315
fine and court costs.
Edgar Valera Hernandez,
domestic battery, 45 days CTS,
12 months probation, 26-week
battery intervention program
class, no contact with victim,
$667 fine and court costs, 90
hours community service.
Pedro Hernandez-Lopez, bat-
tery, 12 months probation, 12-
week anger management class,
no contact with victim, $667
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, 110 hours com-
munity service.
Salamon Miranda, display or
use of a light at night while in
possession of a firearm, adjudi-
cation withheld, $315 fine and
court costs.
Alejandro Pacheco, loiter-
ing/prowling, $315 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender
fee, 25 hours community ser-
vice.
Jose Martinez Perez, disor-
derly intoxication, $315 fine
and court costs.
Juan Carlos Rodriguez, dis-
play or use of light at night
while in possession of a
firearm, adjudication withheld,
$315 fine and court costs.
Sergio Rodriguez Jr., petit
theft, probation six months
(concurrent with felony sen-
tence), $315 fine and court
costs, $50 investigative costs,
$61 restitution.
Elizabeth Tobin, petit theft,
transferred to pretrial diversion-
ary program, make restitution.


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AGGRESIVE REPRESENTAT ION


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Carl Dean King, trespass
other than structure or con-
veyance, 12 months probation,
stay out of store, $315 fine and
court costs, 55 hours communi-
ty service.
Charles Nicolas Skitka, two
counts violation of a domestic
violence injunction for protec-
tion.
Idalia Badillo, possession of
marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prose-
cuted.

The following criminal traf-
fic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Robert Gallegos Jr., DUI,
probation 12 months license
suspended six months, DUI
school, evaluation, no alcohol
or bars, no discipline referrals
or unexcused absences, $640.50
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, 50 hours commu-
nity service.
Carisa Frances Barwick, dri-
ving while license suspended
(DWLS), adjudication with-
held, $185 court costs.
Jose Andres Esquivel, two
counts DWLS, adjudication
withheld, 40 hours community
service.
Valerio Hernandez Hernan-
dez, DWLS, 20 days CTS, $330
fine and court costs.
Fernando Robles, DWLS, es-
treated bond.
Robert Anderson Smith,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$185 fine and court costs.
Robert L. Wade, DWLS, ad-
judication withheld, six months
probation, get valid license, 25
hours community service.
Kyle George Heine, DWLS
and possession of a suspended
license, adjudication withheld,
$330 fine and court costs, $40
public defender fee.
Robert Edgar Henry Jr., DUI
amended to reckless driving
with alcohol a factor, 90 days in
jail, 12 months probation, 90
days tag impound, license sus-
pended two years, multiple-
offender DUI school, alcohol
abuse evaluation and treatment,
$645 fine and court costs, 80
hours community service.
Aurelio Silva, DWLS and
violation of probation (original
charge DUI), probation
revoked, 30 days in jail, $330
fine and court costs added to
outstanding fines and fees.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
TIA Card Services vs. Lor-
raine Dickson, petition to con-
firm arbitration award.
Melinda Guevara and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) ys. Jessica Guevara,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Wauchula Police Department
vs. Jerry Jason Nichols, petition
for forfeiture.
Charitie Marie Woods vs.
Robert Waylon Murphy, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.


Yolanda Rodriquez vs. Mario
Rodriquez, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Bayview Loan Servicing
LLC vs. Darren D. McConnell,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Robert Coe Rosenberger and
Lydia Borknova Rosenberger,
divorce.
First National Bank of Wau-
chula vs. Thomas J. Lewis, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Tiffany Wiggins and Jerry
Thomas Wiggins Jr., divorce.
Keith Watson vs. Charles
McClenithan, petition for
injunction for protection.
Jennifer Lynn Watson vs.
Charles McClenithan, petition
for injunction for protection.
Edith Leon-Perez vs. Alber-
tano Zuniga-Hernandez, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Edith Leon-Perez vs. Amelia
Zuniga, petition for injunction
for protection.
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Inc. a/s/o An-
drew Tate vs. Albert A. Sanchez
and Alejandro Sanchez-Capilla,
damages.
Theodore Rankl and Helen
Rankl, divorce.
Jil Ann Skipper vs. Christo-
pher J. Albritton, petition for
injunction for protection.
Angela K. Moore and Joel F.
Moore, divorce.
Careen B. McDonald and
DOR vs. Lee E. Williams, re-
quest to register interstate child
support order.

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 clear-
ing property title.
Vivian A. Pierce and George
W. Pierce Jr., divorce.
Housing Finance Authority of
Hardee County Florida vs. State
of Florida, dismissal of petition
to validate housing bonds.
Donna Marie Eures vs. Gary
Lee Glisson, injunction for pro-
tection.
Joanie Valdez Garcia vs.
Edward Garcia, injunction for
protection extended.
Mandy Bell vs. Curtis Rush
Bell, injunction for protection
amended.
James Sasser vs. Felipe and
Maria Santoyo et al, judgment.
Leigh Anne Hill and Tommy
Wayne Hill, divorce.
Robin Lee Carter and
Orlando S. Carter, divorce.
Kayla D. Pryor vs. Charles E.
Derringer III, child support
order modified.
Monica Jean Clarke vs. Kirby
Lee Clarke, child support order
modified.
Wauchula Police Department
vs. Jerry Jason Nichols, order of
forfeiture.
Charlotte C. Vickery and
John 0. Vickery, divorce.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-


erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Javier Chano Mendez, bur-
glary of a dwelling and posses-
sion' of burglary tools, four
years Florida State Prison, $495
fine and court costs and $340
public defender fees placed on
lien; petit theft, time served.
Rudy Casso Jr., criminal mis-
chief, not prosecuted.
Steven Gary Sewall, domes-
tic battery, not prosecuted.
Ryan Matthew Crawford,
grand theft, estreated bond.
Lakeesha Renee Ennist, mak-
ing false report to a law
enforcement officer, attempting
to alter a report of sexual mis-
conduct, tampering with a wit-
ness or victim and perjury, 364
days in jail, $495 fine and court
costs and $75 public defender
fee placed on lien.
Luciano Lara III, aggravated
fleeing to elude an officer,
felony driving while license
suspended and violation of pro-
bation (original charge fleeing
to elude an officer), probation
revoked, 30 months Florida
State Prison, $495 fine and
,court costs, $190 public defend-
er fees and outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Karista Newsome, possession
of methamphetamine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
transferred to drug pretrial
intervention program (OPTI).
Myron Lorenzo Refoure,
felony driving while license
suspended, not prosecuted.
Joseph Harland Rimes, viola-
tion of community control -
house arrest (original charges
grand theft and forgery), proba-
tion revoked, nine months in
jail, outstanding fines and fees-
placed on lien.
Catherine Nicole Rivers, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges grand theft auto, pos-
session of marijuana and flee-
ing to elude an officer with
lights and sirens active), proba-
tion revoked, 270 days-nine
months in jail, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Mario Alonso Rodriguez,
possession of methampheta-
mine and possession of mari-
juana, one year one day Florida
State Prison, license suspended
two years, $495 fine and court


1-877-822-6669
FLORIDA QUIT-FOR-LIFE LINE
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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 13thday 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 1:10,17,24,31c


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'h day of FEB-
RUARY, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 8th 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.: 252007TDO38XXXXX 1:17-2:7c


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 RO.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". 1:10-31c
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costs and $190 public defender
fees placed on lien; possession
of drug paraphernalia, not pros-
ecuted.
Sergio Rodriguez Jr., posses-
sion of marijuana, giving a false
name to a law enforcement offi-
cer, felony driving while license
suspended and two counts
refusal to sign citation, adjudi-
cation withheld, 18 months pro-
bation, $495 fine and court
costs, $190 public defender
fees.
Ramiro Flores Rojas, felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, amended and pled to misde-
meanor charge, probation one
year, $330 fine and court costs.
David Eugene Spencer, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge felony driving while
license suspended),, probation
reinstated with drug abuse con-
ditions.
Justin Lee Timmons, three
counts possession of a con-
trolled substance without a
valid prescription, possession
of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia, carrying a
concealed weapon, resisting an
officer without violent force
and felony DUI, transferred
DPTI.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Roland Parizo to, Robert
Cornwell Trust, $25,000.
Edward S. Jr. and Connie
Joan Schontag to Farr Groves
LLC, $843,913.
Shackelford Family Limited
Partnership LTD to John Clay
Henderson Trust, $1.2 million.
Delores J. and Vernon E.
Johns to Maria Concepcion
Martinez, $20,000.
Kevin Eugene and Rebecca
See Rickett. to Keri M. See,
$82,000.
Jacqueline Faulk to Kenny.
Sherone Faulk, $30,535.
Arnold E. Boedeker arid
Karol A. Boedeker as trustees to
Charles L. and Janet E.
Lockrey, $62,500.
Rosemarie Kerth to Amy D.
Woods and Rosemaire Kerth,
$34,500.







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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With a pair of wins las
the Lake Branch Dairy
lead the 2008 Dixie
machine pitch boys.
The Braves won on T
and Thursday to remain
feated with a 3-0 record
Behind them are t
Rimes and Sons Cardin
Wauchula Police Dep;
Rangers. Trailing are the
Tech Devil Rays, Si
Foliage Marlins and Elks
Yankees.
Opening last wee
Rangers took the measur
Yanks for a 10-4 win.
Lawrence Walker, Wy
son and Joel Lee crosse
plate each for the Range
Clarke, Chase Benton
Moreno and Clayton A
each added a run. Joinin
action were Lance I
Trevor Walker, Roy Lee
and Ivan Badillo.
Bryce Hernandez,
Sutton, Bo Villarrea
Adrian DeLeon each pu
on the board for the Y
Also on base were J.C.
Logan Whidden, S
Delatorre, Andres Ma
Rawson Aubry, Jacob
and.Samuel Perez.


Atop AA Boys

Tuesday's game featured the De
Braves in a 10-6 win over the in
st week, Cardinals. Br
Braves Tanner Carlton, Josh Carlton Ja,
AA or and Matt Tyson each circled the Cc
bases twice for the Braves, Ju:
Tuesday while Tony Webb, Jason
n unde- Alamia, Jax Ullrich and Dustin on
Willis had solo scores. Daniel Ra
he 2-1 Obregon joined in the action. Me
ials and Josh Carlton and Tyson each hit
artment a double. thr
e Rapid Leadoff batter Mason Block wh
sunshine put three of the Cardinal runs hac
s Lodge on the board. He included a Wa
double in his hits. Matthew an
k, the Laker had twin tallies and
*e of the Wyatt Keller crossed home rui
plate once. Chipping in were ga:
yatt Ty- Mitchell Allen, Andy Garza, Ric
d home Devon Rimes, Tyler Zuniga, an
;rs. Ben Miguel Ruiz, Hardee Pace, bas
, Isaac Maddie Garcia and Nick Re
Arledge Nichols. Pal
g in the On Thursday night, it was the Za
Bursler, Braves nipping the Devil Rays Jin
Revels 8-5. Gil
Leadoff batter Obregon,
Tyson Tanner Carlton and Willis were las
il and each twin-tally batters for the 1
it a run Braves, while Alamia and Josh hor
ankees. Carlton each added a run. Ru
Tomas, Leadoff batter Drew eac
3ammie McGuckin doubled and scored I
artinez, twice for the D-Rays. Zach der
Hebert Dewberry also crossed home Yai
plate twice and William wa


erringer added a run. Others
the game were Jacob
randeberry, Trey Stephens,
ylon Ramirez, Ben Adams,
ody Helms, Eli Crosby and
stin Long.
There was a double-header
Friday night. On Field 1, the
angers nearly shut out the
arlins 13-1.
Benton came around to score
ree times for the Rangers,
while Bursler, Moreno and Lee
d twin tallies and Lawrence
walker, Trevor Walker, Badillo
d Arledge added a run each.
Zach Macias scored the lone
in for the Marlins in their only
me of the week. Zach
chardson was stranded twice
d Garrett Norris was left on
se. Others in the action were
ne Medina, Lane Parks,
blo Salgado, Caleb Turner,
ck Durastanti, Cody Ellis,
i Brown, Josiah Delgado and
bson Haight.
On Field 2, the Cardinals out-
ted the Yankees 6-4.
Block and Laker crossed
me plate twice apiece and
iz and Nichols added a run
ch for the Cardinals.
Hernandez, DeLeon, Whid-
n and Delatorre were the
nkees able to make it all the
y to home plate.


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The one nonquizzical line is "I'll tell you no lie."

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8C The Herald-Advocate, January 24, 2008


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Jan. 20, Henry Luna, 36, of 4632 Pine Ave., Bowling Green,
and David M. Ochoa, 21, of 284 Old Bradenton Road, Wauchula,
were arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and each charged with
unarmed burglary of a structure or conveyance, vehicle theft and
trespassing on property not a structure or conveyance.
Jan. 20, Gabriel Lopez Meliton, 40, General Delivery, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication.
Jan. 20, thefts on Morgan Grice Road and U.S. 17 South were
reported.

Jan. 19, Silverio Perez Mendez, 26, and Sebastian Perez
Mendez, 28, both of 2493 Pine Cone Road, Wauchula, were arrest-
ed by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and each charged with battery.
Jan. 19, Betty Stalvey Williams, 65, of 4476 Beechwood
Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr.
Kimberly Benavidez on a charge of contempt of court.
Jan. 19, Anastacio Ambrocio, 31, of 7 Pine Cone Trailer Park
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with
battery, trespass on property other than a structure, disorderly
intoxication and fraud by giving a false ID to an officer.
Jan. 19, a vehicle stolen on Schontag Road, a fight at Dixiana
Ave. and Doc Coil Road, criminal mischief at Sparrow Road and
Ramon Petteway Road and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 18, Lendy May Graham, 42, of 520 South Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Thomas Souther on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
Jan. 18, Louis Holloway, 62, of 694 Honeysuckle St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on two counts of non-
support.
Jan. 18, Randall David Packard, 45, of 609 E. Bay St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of non-
support.
Jan. 18, residential burglaries on CR 664A and Pine Cone
Park, vehicles stolen on W. Broward Street and on Oxendine Road,
burglary of a conveyance on Dishong Road, a fight at Pine Cone
Park, criminal mischief on North CR 663 and thefts at two loca-
tions on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 17, Rushin Deasalaam Ellison, 29, of 667 Sally Place,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on three counts of
non-support.
Jan. 17, Tyrone Perry, 38, of 210 S. CR 663, Ona, was arrest-
ed by Det. Andrew McGuckin and charged with burglary of a
dwelling, structure or conveyance, larceny, and criminal mischief
- property damage.
Jan. 17, Steven Lee Purser, 37, of Bowling Green, was arrest-
ed by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) on charges of selling
amphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug
paraphernalia with intent to manufacture or deliver.
Jan. 17, thefts at Stevens Carlton Road and at U.S. 17 North
were reported.

Jan. 16, Alan Eugene Hudson, 27, of 2809 First St. SW,
Lehigh Acres, was arrested by Sgt. Barry Schnable on a charge of
non-support.
Jan. 16, Thayson Lacey Quinn, 44, of 408 E. Oak St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with resist-


ing an officer without violence.
Jan. 16, James Raymond Richardson, 21, of 1867 Kazen
Road, Wauchula, Dawn Lynn Carter, 32, of 807 SR 64 West,
Wauchula and Connie Marie Minor, 28, of 5017 Willow Ave.,
Bowling Green, were arrested by DTF and each charged with pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. Carter was also charged with selling
amphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, church or convenience
store. Minor was also charged with possession of methampheta-
mine and possession of a controlled substance without a prescrip-
tion. Richardson was also charged with possession of marijuana
and two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a
prescription.
Jan. 16, criminal mischief on Adrian Lane and on Lake
Branch Road, and a theft on Fish Branch Road were reported.

Jan. 15, Moises San Miguel Castaneda, 30, General Delivery,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with
burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance and larceny.
Jan. 15, Elizabeth Lyn Buffalo, 19, of 165 Charlie Bryan
Road, Ona, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on charges of con-
tempt of court by violating an injunction for protection and viola-
tion of probation.
Jan. 15, Darrel E. Ellis, 41, of 517 U.S. 17 North, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of non-support.
Jan. 15, Bridgette Lynn Carter, 20, of 8714 U.S. 17 South,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by DTF on charge of fraud by giving a
false ID to a law enforcement officer and violation of probation.
Jan. 15, a residential burglary on North Nursery Road, crimi-
nal mischief at SR 64 and Parnell Road and thefts on Buckskin
Drive and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 14, Alfonso Roques, 43, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with shoplifting.
Jan. 14, criminal mischief on Vandolah Road and tfiefts on
U.S. 17 North, SR 64 East and Methodist Church Road were
reported.

WAUCHULA
Jan..20, a theft on LaPlaya Drive was reported.

Jan. 19, Jose Canales, 31, of 992 Old Bradenton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication.
Jan. 19, Christopher Michael Barton, 47, of 313 Riverside Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with
larceny.
Jan. 19, thefts on U.S. 17 North and on North Seventh Avenue
were reported.

Jan. 18, a theft on East Palm Street was reported.

Jan. 17, Terry Lee Gaydon, 44, of 1433 Dena Circle, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with robbery
with a weapon, possession of a weapon or ammo, resisting an offi-
cer by refusal to accept a citation and driving while license sus-
pended.
Jan. 17, Herman Eugene Patterson, 19, of 879 Chamberlain
Blvd, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and
charged with unarmed burglaryof an unoccupied dwelling and lar-
ceny.
Jan. 17, Jose Angel Ramirez, 36, of 3531 Palmetto St, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with posses-
sion of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon and driving while
license suspended.
Jan. 17, a robbery at First Avenue and Bay Street and a theft
on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 16, Maryjane Rae Macias, 28, of 601 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake on a charge of con-


tempt of court.

Jan. 15, a business burglary at West Main Street was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 19, a fight at Dixiana Avenue and Doc Coil Road and a
theft on Chester Avenue were reported.

Jan. 17, Hugo Salazar, 22, of 701 Lake Branch Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with
DUI and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.

'Jan. 16, a residential burglary on Chester Avenue was report-
ed.

Jan. 15, Joshua Lee Hallmon, 19, of 134-11th St., Winter
Haven, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with pos-
session of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Jan. 10, criminal mischief on Myrtle Street was reported.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


KOFFEE KLATCH
Shirley Glessner, Charlotte
Householder, Bill Potter and
Jack Jacobs were the hosts on
Jan. 15. Lee Roy Behymer led
the U.S. Pledge, Bernice Eng-
lish led the Canadian Pledge
and Nancy Morrison led the
prayer. The 50/50 winners were
Neil and Gwen Taylor, Nancy
and Dewey Morrison, Doug
and Lynn Kettering and Ed and
Beth Frisbie.

UPCOMING EVENTS
On Feb. 2 is the Fun Auction.
There will be a dinner before
the auction. Get your tickets
from your 50/50 runners. The
Craft Club will host a "Ladies
Only" Dessert & Fashion Show
on Feb. 4. Ladies, come out and
support a good cause. Indiana
Day will be Feb. 17.
There will be an election on
Feb. 20 after Koffee Klatch for
anyone interested in, being on
the Recreational Committee.
Those interested in running
should notify the Recreational
Committee prior to the election.
The Craft Fair will be held on
March 4.

BINGO
Pete Princing won the paper
special on Jan. 11 and Jean
Sweikowski won the hot ball.


On Jan. 14, Anita Albert won
the paper special and the hot
ball jackpot was split between
Sondra Brown, Diane Landry,
Shirley O'Neal and Joanne
Rambacher.

SCORES
Men's Golf, Jan. 10: A's, tie
between Ron Lapier and Doug
Taylor; B's, first, Don Harkin
and second, Fred Kessler; C's,
first, L. Cathill and second,
Fred Leverone; and D's, first,
Dick Barker and second, Bert
Barr.
Ladies Golf, Jan. 10: First,
Charlene Baker and Monique
Dufour; second, three-way tie
among Mary Kessler and Jan
Brinker, Marj Cook and N.
Ellman, and Marilyn Funk-
houser and Barb Kramer.
Mixed Golf, Jan. 14: A's,
Frank Beeve; B's, Charlie
McKnight; C's, Ron Lamarche;
and D's, Arlie Wooters.
Shuffling, Jan. 15: Three-
game winners were Wilma
Behymer, Bob Bundy, Bernice
English, Shirley Glessner,
Gloria Hamilton, Jack Jacobs,
Al Johnson, Carol Jones, Barb
Kramer, Karl Kuntz and Fred
Leverone.
Bowling, Jan. 16: First, Snow
Birds; second, Kenney's Kids;
and third, Nameless.


Last year's winner.


Monica Turner, Se6ring


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


PIONEER PARK DAYS



Cf0ER 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

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

Second place: $100 Cash.
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.


RULES:

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.

TO ENTER:
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
Contest, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.




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