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Local Diver

Goes To State

..Story 5B8


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 49
4 Sections, 36 Pages


Thursday, November 13, 2008


46
plus 40 sales tax


Could Hardee Farmers Grow An Alternative Fuel?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
At a seminar this morning
(Thursday), specialists will tell
residents how to grow a new
biodiesel fuel plant.
The conference from 9 a.m.
until noon will be at the Hardee
County Commission Chambers,
Annex I, 410 W. Orange St.,'
Wauchula.
Sponsored by the Hardee


County Extension Service and
Economic Development Autho-
rity, the seminar on Jatropha.
Curcas will include discussion
from Bryan Beer II, a LaBelle
citrus farmer who is pioneering
in growing the crop.
Jatropha can be grown well in
arid or semi-arid land. The plant
has medicinal properties but is
mostly sought for its oil-pro-
ducing character. It is currently


grown on plots in Lee, Collier
and Hendry counties.
Some people have concerns
about it being poisonous. It is a
relative to to the Oleander plant
grown in Florida gardens,
which is even more toxic. Its 19
species are found in Florida,
Texas, Callifornia and New
Mexico, with no undesirable
reports.
On a per acre basis, Jatropha


can yield up to 10 times the
amount of oil of typical oil
plants like soybeans or canola.
And, it can easily be converted
to biodiesel fuel. The plant lasts
up to 50 years without replanti-
ng.
A hectare, about 100 acres,
can produce as much as 0.375
gallons per tree, or 500 gallons
of biodiesel per year from its
nuts, which have 32 percent oil


content. The oil, obtained by
crushing the seeds, is converted
by a process called transesterifi-
cation to get the biodiesel and
other by-products. The high-
quality biodiesel from it can be
used in a standard diesel engine.
It takes two to three years to
produce a Jatropha crop, with a
lot of pruning two or three
times a year to develop the ter-
tiary branches for more oil


seeds. The seed cakes is rich in
nitrogen and excellent as a
source of plant nutrients (fertil-
izer).
When plants are first grown
in a nursery, there can be seed
production within the first year
after planting.
For more information on how
to develop a crop, drop by the
commission office early today.


To Our Readers:


A number of you were hurt and angered by a head-
line on the front page of this newspaper last week.
The fact that our headline affected you in this way
has wounded us as well.
The headline read: "School Leaders Change;
McCain Wins Here." It was an accurate reporting of
Hardee County's election results.
Your criticism of it strikes at the very core of our
mission as a true community newspaper. It is a hard
blow to take.
History was made in our nation on Tuesday night
of last week when the voters in these United States of
America elected their first black president. Barack
Obama will lead us all through some of the toughest
times this nation has faced.
.But you didiTT 'itnf'to us the iiext affefi6riono
learn who won the U.S. presidency, and we did not
expect you to. We knew that you already knew. We
did expect you, however, to look to us to find out how
Hardee County voted, to see who won Hardee
County elections.
And, as we always have, we told you.
You see, it has not been our role to record the


nation's history. And you have never looked to us for
state or national or international news. We do not
cover the war in Iraq, the $700 billion bailout of Wall
Street, earthquakes across the globe, the price of a
barrel of crude oil, the Rays in the World Series, or
the presidential campaigns. We leave all that to those
big-city daily newspapers, broadcast and cable televi-
sion stations, and the Internet.
Our mission, our heart and soul as a true commu-
nity newspaper, is covering what they all won't
cover. Our mission is covering you.
It is our role to record the history of Hardee
County. We told you when the railroad decided to
pull up its tracks; when a hospital was built here,
then when it later closed and eventually reopened.

dered, and when a child died in a crash. We told you
when a Wildcat standout went on to the National
Football League, when new jobs came to town, when
the elementary and high schools adopted different
hours, when the county raised your taxes, when the
fair would start, and when a new school was built.
See READERS 3A


School Bus, Van


Collide At SR 66

No Serious Injuries


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One Hardee County school
bus was involved in an accident
Friday and another narrowly
escaped on Monday.
No students were seriously
injured in either incident.
The first occurred shortly
after 2 p.m. as a Zolfo Springs
Elementary School bus was
preparingto turn from SR 66 to
U.S. 17 Southbound, a danger-
ous intersection for semi-trail-
ers turning into or out of SR 66,
,_,Led. _.D &pt. b.iil..- .,be r-.
imtendent Rock3 Kuchens.
He said Bus 297, operated by
two-year driver Stephanie
Adams, was waiting to pull out
of SR 66 and a tractor trailer
was waiting to turn into SR 66,
a stalemate which happens
often. "It's an intersection that
we talk about almost monthly at
our safety meetings," said
Kitchens.


Most Winners Take Office Here Next Week


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A half dozen recently elected
local officials will take their
positions on Tuesday.
Others will wait until Jan. 6
to take their posts.
On Tuesday morning, the
first installation of officials will
be at the Hardee County Com-
mission chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula.
There, first-time Commis-
sioner Terry Atchley and re-
elected commissioners Minor
Bryant and Dale Johnson will
be sworn in by Circuit Judge
Marcus Ezelle. "I'm extremely
excited and ready to get start-
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week. The commission will also
reorganize, setting the chairman
and vice-chairman for the com-
ing year.
Later in the day, another trio
will be installed. The Hardee
County School Board meets at
4 p.m. in its meeting place, 200



Main St.

Director

In Works
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Wauchula Main Street
director is being hired.
Jessica Newman, currently
executive director of Kissim-
mee Main Street, will shortly
bring her talents to Wauchula.
The Wauchula City Com-
mission authorized City Man-
ager Rick Giroux to begin
negotiations with Newman as
soon as possible, as there are
several tasks already facing her,
including resolving issues about
the Grillin' and Chillin' event
scheduled for March.
The commission followed the
unanimous recommendation of
a Main Street director commit-
tee in voting to hire Newman.
City development coordinator
Olivia Minshew chaired the
committee, which included for-
mer Main Street Wauchula Inc.
longtime members Debbie
Carlton, Gary Gossman and
Mary Jones; Casey Dickson,
executive director of the Hardee
County Chamber of Commerce;
Bill Lambert, executive director
of the Hardee County Econo-
mic Development office; and
See MAIN ST 2A


S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, for
a workshop on bullying policy.
That will be followed at 5 p.m.
with installation and reorgani-
zation of the board.
First, will be a change of
superintendents as veteran edu-
cator and administrator David


Durastanti is sworn in by
County Judge Jeff McKibben.
Durastanti will take his seat at
the table, along with newly
selected School Board members
Mildred Smith and Teresa
Crawford.
"I'm still running Bowling


Green Elementary. But I'm
ready for the challenges ahead,
appreciate everyone's support
and looking forward to it," said
the new Superintendent of
Schools.
"I'm extremely happy and
See WINNERS 2A


The driver of the semi waved
the bus driver forward about the
same time as an Embarq van
pulled out from behind the;
semi. The bus and van collided.
School officials, a Fire-Rescue
unit, fire engine and two emer-
gency management personnel
responded.
The school's standard proce-
dures for notifying parents was
immediately implemented.
Fire-Rescue personnel checked
out a number of the 38 children
on the bus. About 15 were
released to parents, with three
`6f them taken by parents to the
local hospital to be checked.
The bus driver suffered minor
injuries.
Damage to the 1997 Bluebird
bus vyas estimated at $4,000,
while Embarq's 2007 Chevy
van sustained an estimated
$15,000 damage, according to
the Florida Highway Patrol
investigating* officer, said
Kitchens. Although an FHP
report has not been received
yet, Kitchens said he was told
the bus driver would be cited
for making an improper lane
change. The normal standard
review after a citation will be
followed. Adams has had no
other citations.
In the second incident, on
Monday about 2 p.m., a bus
had stopped on southbound
U.S. 17 less than a quarter mile
See SCHOOL BUS 8A


MOVING OUT!


--
PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Great-grandson Russell Melendy contemplates the future of Coker Fuel as the propane business plans to relocate
to its four acres on U.S. 17 North. The property on West Main Street and South Seventh and South Eighth avenues
was sold to the city of Wauchula on Monday morning for $375,000. The city may rent the building and use the remain-
ing property for much-needed downtown parking. H.O. Coker began the business after World War II, over 60 years
ago. It has expanded to include sale, repair and maintenance of propane equipment in Hardee, Polk, DeSoto,
Highlands and Hendry counties, said Jerry Melendy, who took over the business when his parents Jerry H. "'Jack"
and Kathryn Melendy retired.


Hunters: Time

STo Be Thankful

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LETTERS:
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interest Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed
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MAIN ST.
Continued From 1A


The Herald-Advfat e
Hardee County's HometownifCovrdge : "-
JAMES R. KELLY '
Publisher/Editor -'
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL :
Managing Editor
A.N NI. SEArAN RALPH HARRISON
rts Editor M Production Manager
NOEY DE SANTIAGO
SAsst. Prod: Manager.


City Commissioner Clarence
Bolin.
Bolin spoke for the commit-
tee at Monday evening's meet-
ing. He said the committee
wanted the emphasis to be on
all Wauchula business. While
he realized the name could not
be changed to Downtown Wau-
chula, the challenge will in-
clude developing business not
just on the Main Street corridor,
but all over the community.
In fact, Newman will share
offices and support staff with
the chamber and economic
development office, which are
together moving to the old
Revell building on Main Street
in early 2009.
Bolin said the committee had
thoroughly reviewed all 10
Main Street director applicants
received by the closing dead-
line, Oct. 10. They had short-
listed it to four people, which
they interviewed, three in per-
son and one by phone confer-
ence. After interviews were
over, the committee unani-
mously selected Newman.
Her lengthy resume includes
employment as a personal
financial counselor in Yokota,
Japan, a counselor at Meridian


WINNERS
Continued From 1A


Kelly's Column
By Jim


The 4-5 Hardee Wildcats will end their football season Friday
night in Wauchula against 8-1 Ridge Community. The Bolts won
their 3-A district over Lake Wales and have a great runningback
named Mike James, who has committed to University of Miami.
James is a big back and perhaps comparable to the great Chris
Barnes who starred for Hardee a dozen years ago.

Regular unleaded gasoline in Wauchula on Wednesday morn-
ing was $.2.069 a gallon. Diesel fuel was $3.01 a gallon.

A long-time downtown Wauchula business, Coker Fuel Inc.,
will soon move to a new location on U.S. 17 North. The City of
Wauchula has bought its Main Street location for $375,000.

Sebring author Casey Wohl will have a book-signing today
(Thursday) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cats on Main in Wauchula. She has
written two Girls' Get-Away Guide books, to Orlando and Key
West.

Last week's issue had a picture of Fort Green resident Rocky
Sonnier who recently caught a 90-poUnfd catfish' in a river in
Louisiana. How big do catfish grow in Peace River? '

Bert Milligan of Wauchula served in the Army in World War II
stringing telephone wires at night ahead of the front lines of
infantry. The wires would go to the observation posts that during
daylight would direct artillery fire ahead of the Allied infantry.


This photo shows Bert (right) and a buddy standing on a train-
load of German V-1 rockets captured in the Black Forest in
Germany, en route to a launch pad which would propel the rockets
toward England. There were also some V-2 rockets on the captured
train.


anxious to get to work," com-
mented Crawford.
The final installation in
January will be for constitution-
al officers, those whose terms,
salaries, etc are set by the state
constitution. First up may be
newly elected Sheriff Arnold
Lanier. Joining him before
Circuit Judge Marcus Ezelle
will be incumbents, Clerk of


Courts B. Hugh Bradley, Prop-
erty Appraiser Kathy Crawford,
Tax Collector Zee Smith and
Supervisor of Elections Jeff
Ussery, who continue in office
without opposition.
Lanier echoed the sentiments
of other newly elected officials.
"I'm looking forward to the
challenge ahead. I'm excited."


Letter To The Editor

Wauchula Resident Objects

To Last Week's Headline


Dear Editor:
I was disappointed to see the
headline on the front page of
your paper this Thursday. I am
referring to the part that says
"McCain Wins Here."
-I'm sure John McCain would
;be proud of Wauchula, but the.
fact remains, he did not win.
Where was an article on the true
winner? Where was his picture?
Whether the majority of peo-
ple in this county like it or not,
President-elect Barack Obama


is our next president. I found it
disrespectful that your paper
barely acknowledged this. Both
men were worthy of the posi-
tion, but only one can have it.
I stand behind, as all' true
Americans should, our 44th
president of The United States.
President-elect Barack Obama.
I am proud to have him as my
leader.

Wendy Howard
Wauchula


This week's issue has a humorous deer-roping story on 8D that
was turned in by Roy Albritton.
There is also an update on the PRECO headquarters building
on IC.

Congratulations to Barack Obama for winning the presidential
election, including carrying the state of Florida. The U.S. senator
from Illinois is a prime example of America, the land of opportu-
nity.

The Peace River Center (For Personal Development) is seek-
ing donations, which can be sent to P.O. Box 1559, Bartow, FL
33831. There is an office in Wauchula.
The center makes these statements:
Depression affects more than 19 million Americans each
year.
It is estimated mental illness affects 1 in 5 families in
America.
The economic cost of untreated mental illness in the U.S. is
more than $100 billion a year.
The World Health Organization has reported that 4 of the 10
leading causes of disability in the U.S. and other developed coun-
tries are mental disorders.
One in 100 people are affected by schizophrenia at some
point in their life.
By 2020 major depressive illness will be the leading cause
of disability in the world for women and children.

The First Baptist Church of Wauchula earlier this year pur-
chased a new $78,000 Trillium organ.

U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam, 34, of Polk County could be consid-
ering a run for state commissioner of agriculture in 2010. Lakeland
Ledger political writer Bill Rufty speculates the Republican also
could run for governor in 2014 at age 40.

Florida's oldest tourist attraction, Cypress Gardens, will close
Nov. 17 and re-open in March, getting rid of its rides and animal
attractions and expanding its water park, keeping the ski shows and
botanical gardens.


behavior Healthcare in Gaines-
ville and the current position in
Kissimmee, which she has held
for more than three years. She
holds dual bachelor degrees
from the University of Florida,
in science and in health science.
She also received a master's in
rehabilitation counseling in
2000 from UF.
But, it is apparent she has
found her niche in main street
development activities. Her
lengthy list of accomplishments
in Kissimmee includes budget
management, gfant ,writing,
chairing special events locally
and throughout the state, 15
state awards for various pro-
grams and events, and recogni-
tion as the Florida Main Street
Community of the Month in
both July 2007 and January
2008.
Letters of recommendation
from Osceola County and Kis-
simmee officials speak well of
her communication and organi-
zational skills, as well as her
ability to work with others.
That may become a key as
she works with Dickson, Lam-
bert, Minshew and the commu-
nity on Grilling' and Chillin' set
for March 27-28 at Pioneer


rarK. A group of local business
owners appeared at Monday
evening's meeting, asking re-
consideration for it to be held
downtown.
"We need help in bringing
-business to downtown," said
the eight owners. John Wood-
burn offered the Elks Lodge
and associated lots formerly
owned by the feed store as a site
for the event.
There was discussion of the
problems with the event last
year, including grease and
smoke, and concern for damage
to the streetscaping project
recently completed. Dickson,
who has been coordinating the
planning until the new director
is hired, said the Florida
Barbecue Association did not
want to sanction it in Wauchula
for several reasons, including
the mess left by local barbe-
cuers who had been invited to


WEATHER SUMMARY
Mostly dry last week with showers of less than half an inch
reported around the State. Daytime temperatures reached highs in
the 70s to the low 80s with lows temperatures in the 30s and 40s.
Major cities averaged highs in the 70s and 80s with lows in the 40s,
50s, and 60s.

FIELD CROPS
Peanut digging was 94 percent complete, unchanged from last
year, and two percent below the five year average progress of 96
percent. Peanut and cotton harvest was near completion in many
counties with good yields reported. Early frost damaged about 500
acres of peas in Columbia County. Hay was harvested in Calhoun
and Orange counties. Soil moisture was mostly adequate in the
Panhandle and southern Peninsula but short in the Big Bend and
central Peninsula.
VEGETABLES
Planting and harvesting continued with a good harvest of
cucumbers in Fort Pierce. Florida City began snap bean harvest and
tomatoes continued in Gadsden County. Immokalee reported a
light harvest on squash and cucumbers. Cabbage and broccoli were
planted in the St. Johns, Putnam, and Flagler counties. Farmers irri-
gated strawberry plants in Plant City. Other vegetables marketed
were sweet corn, eggplant, okra, and peppers.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
very poor to good with most in fair condition. The poor condition
was due to frost and drought. In Jefferson County, most winter
graze of small grains, ryegrass, and clover was planted but needs
rain. Pastures in Washington County have declined significantly
due to heavy frosts last week. Winds from a cold front significant-
ly dried up surface moisture and greatly reduced pasture produc-
tivity and also have created marginal planting conditions for cool
season forages. Hay feeding has started early duelto the early frost.
Small grain..fqrage planting continues in Colombia County. Cattle
condition was fair to good. In ihe centftpreas, pastures ranged
from very poor to good with most in fair condition. In Pasco
County, dry, cool weather has ended warm season pasture growth.
In the southwest areas, pasture condition was very poor to excel-
lent with most in good condition. Cool temperatures and 'no rain
limited forage growth. Cattle condition was poor to excellent with
most in good condition. Statewide, cattle condition was fair to
good.
CITRUS
Mild weather covered the complete citrus belt with warm
afternoons and cool evenings and mornings. Rainfall was less than
one-tenth of an inch in the complete growing area, causing most
owners to implement regular irrigating schedules. The quantity and
quality of fruit continues to be reported good in all areas. Ratios
were being reported ahead of last season on all orange varieties;
grapefruit ratios were about the same. Few caretakers are resetting
,groves at this time due to the availability of trees. Grove activity
included limited harvesting, herbiciding, and mowing. Scouting for
greening and removal of affected trees was continuing in many
areas. Over 40 major packinghouses have opened with only a cou-
ple of large houses remaining to open.


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participate in the qompetitior.
The commission decided that
only FBA members would be
invited.
Police Chief William Beattie
noted another problem last year
was not keeping the street open
for emergency vehicles which
might be needed.
The commission asked Dick-
son to work with FBA on possi-
bly changing the venue for the
2009 event and developing
alternatives. One of Newman's
first tasks will be to create more
downtown events to bring peo-
ple into the community. A Taste
of Florida, Heritage Day, and
other events have been success-
ful in the past.
A final immediate task for
Newman will be to launch a
membership drive to rebuild the
Main Street organization. All
past members and interested
businesses will be invited.


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November 13, 2008, The Heralo-Advocate 3A


- READERS -
Continued From 1A


And, when Hurricane Charley knocked this county to
its knees, we told you where to get water, where to find
a hot meal, how to get housing, what stores were open,
where there was medical help, when the schools would
reopen and when your power and phone would be
restored.
And it is our role to record your personal history. We
announce the births of your children, the winners of the
prince and princess contest, and who is on the school
honor roll. We show pictures of Pop Warner players,
winners of poster contests, classroom projects,
Homecoming contestants, your engagements and your
weddings. We tell of your church revivals, your 3-year-
old's birthday, your parents' anniversary, your child's
first touchdown, junior-high softball, games, gradua-
tions, and your grandparents' deaths.
We have a century-long commitment to Hardee
County, and Hardee County alone. We are dedicated to
serving you, and serving you alone.
We tell you what Hardee County is and what Hardee
County does.
And that has always meant that when election time
comes, we tell you about Hardee County elections and
about how Hardee County voted. To say last week's
offending headline was calculated as an affront to blacks


in this community or motivated by racism and bigotry
is simply untrue.
Our election headlines have always reflected our mis-
sion as your community newspaper by reporting to you,
in those few short words, the Hardee County results.
For instance, in the 2004 headline we told you Hardee
County voters wanted President Bush for another term
but that they ousted several local incumbents. The story
itself reported what you could not find elsewhere, the
results of our county elections. Not until paragraph
number 10 did we give the presidential totals. Our cov-
erage focused on the local candidates.
In 2000, our headline told you that Hardee County
picked George Bush for president and removed a county
commissioner. Not until paragraph number 12 did we
mention the presidency again.
And, interestingly, in 1996 our front-page headline
did not mention the U.S. presidential race at all, butj
only your local candidates. In paragraph number seven
we reported that Hardee County picked Republican Bob
Dole over Democrat Bill Clinton.
This time, in 2008, our headline again told you how
Hardee County voted. Our story gave Hardee County
election results. We told you who won on your School
Board, on your County Commission, and for your sher-


iff. We told you how you and your neighbors voted for
president, for Congress and for constitutional amend-
ments. We told you that despite Hardet County's
totals, "the state and nation chose Obania for the coun-
try's highest office." We gave you a chart showing all
the precinct numbers.
But you expected more from your community news-
paper. And we have heard you.
On Tuesday night of last week, President-Elect
Barack Obama said in his victory speech, "Change has
come to America."
Maybe it has in the economy, in the energy crisis, in
the Iraq war and in health care. But when the hope and
vision of a promising new leader and the mission of a
weekly rural newspaper can still be reduced to the color
of skin, it diminishes us all and says change has not
come to America in the area where it matters the most -
in our relationships with one another.
We will strive to mend ours with you.
We cannot do it alone.



Cynthia Krahl,
Managing Editor


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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


- .,Thursday, November 4, 2004


Stays; Lambert, Stallings, AuItr LeaR
^ I. -- .. 11 .- c. i W l


y voters removed
,-a im-umbents but
-S l retured the top
by end of baJloung
w County
S Bll LamLbca and
l& iebers James
. Doe AutryV None
slo= R ckere %'oFeM


were equally decisive in their sup-
port of President George W. Bush.
giving him a wide margin of victo-
ry hre.
A total 59 percent of registered
voters marked a ballot between the
start of early voting on Oct. 18 and
the close of the precincts Tuesday.
far higher than the Primary
Election turnoutL Of 12.306 Hardee
County %ocers. 7.281 exercised that
night. E.uly voting was the option


of choice for 2,830
Despite predictions of problems
throughout this state. .otiing went
smoothly here, Electuoni
Supervisor Jeff Ussery a3id "There
were no real issues tO mention as
far as the precincts. of course, we
were working out of a tent in
Precinct 4." he noted
Precinct 4. at the Wauchula
Garden Club. lo', its building to
Fiimcane Charle5


lIsJer- -aid ne persor.ally wernt
and checked on e Tch of the coun.
1 I prenirncl. during Tuesday's
.ting. and all .as gning well He
added ihatr heie were no corn
plaint' it Piecin-,i .. iirh ,a aifr-
cc.nditrired
Return' wvre low at first 3fter
ihe potll, clued. I sery s.aid. but
that was quickly re.ol''ed
The Can ma Bcard Icfli the
Elctions Otffice late Tueday night


with only 20 provisional oulou tt .,
to be qualified and counted. Tha
will be done today (Thursday). I
Ussery 3aid 'i
With that low a number, no elec- h
uon-night outcomes will be
changed
It wasn't a close call between
Bush and lohn Kerry in Hardee
County Bush won handily.5.047 1o
2 1-17
And as Mel Marinez and Bcilt
Cistor stayed neck-and-neck
Wednesday) morning for U S
Senate, there was no confusion
here Marinmez took. 4.024 votes tuc
Ca-,lor's 2.802
Kathenne Ham was re rctuncd Ic
1' Congrc%-., Dintric 13. with
5 ,t02 'c- t0 3 lan Schneider's


State Senate District 17 weem to
D. Alexander. at 5.144. There
,ere 136 wiite-in votes against
im
State Representatise Distnci 66
kept BaxterTioutman. He garnered
4.355 votes to challenger Rober
Gray's 1.462.
All judges won retention here-
Ilardee County voters alto
appioSved all proposed amen-
ments. with the ex-cepaon of sMot
machines in Broward nd 'Miamni-
Dde counlicis. That remained a 50-
'0 contest statcwide. but- Hardce
was is percent (r it i and 55 pcrcct
against
In the v,. cal rniS. .-ters rkct L.
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Hardee Picks Bush; Ousts Bryant


T C THIA KRAHL /
MHrald-AdTOcate
A 12-year veteran of the Hardee
nt t y Commission was retired b,,
ins Tuesday
,umr Brantl of District I. ias
ooly local incumbent unse-iaed
rlac fllo eie.ion balloting here
fllenger William Lamberti. a.1
bWcaL squeaked pasi him in
Sf gh races that hihp-
qed all might as preeinrt re ultl
w oabajicd


Lambert emerged the victorr as
the absentee count came in. eking
out 50.8 percent of the total 'ore
with 3.219 to Bryant's 3,109
Disinct 2 School Board candi-
dates incumbent James Stallings
and opponent Tan)a Royal. mean-
while, were in the throes of a simi-
lar nail-bniter
In the end. Stallings ".on an.ith.
er term. with 5.) 7 percent and
14 2 irew 1..1 Rnal's ij Il
Oilher incijnihnlni handJil. iecat


their challengers
Sheriff J L-.,r3n Cogt,-urn ga i
nered 4.055 'ote; i.:, Gilbert
Randall's 2. Ir,. Prf-pv ,
Appraiser Caroln Lrc, ker c.:llectdJ
4.426 to Ger ld Delane, I ..
and Dir'r -: i'- .*unr,
Commit' ir Wcr \%alteii iCllil. ii- k
3.7t3 i.>e i lJ jme.; Prc -' "1
And in ihN fin.il I..- l -.,nlc l
for upe.irt-or -if elk'.i. ,- L'; E jn
Cullin. -n ir.C nil I til 1 1 i
ramjet', crc.'ied h, ih" l .hli .L.:ral


c.f William -Sonny" 17Coler. who
ch. oe nor to ,ek anoihet lerm
Cullinn pc-ted .971 '.-.tes 1to Sue
Buige's 2.13-
\\inh tiri e\ceplnon of Lambert.
i .a i. a ni-ghl t.r Dem-,clits
But l itjh local nod of
Demmo,.raIi,. jppro.al did not
e.er.d i,. tatil-nil and .lltfe iace-.
H ide'. 'unr, ,'n-ieitil" .oted
Rep .c: '.' .u.,h ,ia- Hardee
inr, h- .. l-i, p' re. dent. -,ith


3.74 ballots to Al Gore's 2.341. Of
the seven Thud Party candidates.
Ralph .Nader captured the most
interest, with 75 votes. Pat


Buchanan got 30.
As of earl Wednesday morn-
mng, Bush and Gore remained in a
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Wauchula, Florida Thursday, November 7, 1996


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Local Democrats Trounce Republicans.


Bradley, Cogburn, Smith, Olliff And Stallings Take It All!


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By Cynthia Krahl
Local Republicans took a
thrashing in what was a history-
making election year for their
party here.
For the first time ever in Har-
der County. Republicans held a
primary and earned five can-
didates over to the general elec-
tion-
But all were soundly defeated
as Democrats flexed their
muscles. striking hard hlows No


Republican in county contests
carried even a single precinct.
It was B. Hugh Bradley over
Richard "Rick" Chandler for
clerk of courts, J. Loran
Cogburn over Randy Bryan for
sheriff. Zee Smith over Ban Bar-
ton for tax collector, Walter B.
Oliff Jr. over Troy L. Cobb in
County Commission District 5
and James L Stallings over
Jason D Keene in Schu.l Board
District 2.


Republican candidates were
able to capture a county voter's
ballot only about one-third of the
time. Two out of three electors
chose a Democrat instead.
But on the national side. it was
a different story here
Hardee Countians bucked state
and national trends, picking Bob
Dole over Bill Clinton for
president. And they favored
Republican Charles Canady o'er
Demctoratic challenger Mike


Canady for U.S. Congress.
They remained loyal, however.
to Democrat Vernon Peeples over
Republican Lindsay M.
Harrington for representative in
state House District 72.
Overall winners were Clinton.
Charles Canady and Hamrrington.
Hardee Countians over-
whelmingly said "yes" to Amen-
dment I for tax limitations, 4.224
to 1.708.
It was 'no" here for con-


stitution levaido A m= 2.
with 2,641 for approwv ad
2,752 for rejecUom. BAt tL w
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- Obituaries


ROBERT L. WALKER SR.
Robert L. Walker Sr., of
Augusta, Ga., died on Tues-
day, Oct. 28, 2008, at home.
A native of Hardee County,
he retired from the U.S. Army
after 20 years of service. He
attended the Sweetwater
Church of God. He moved to
Augusta seven years ago.
Survivors include his wife
Joyce R. Walker of Harding
Court, Ga.; three sons, Robert
L. "Blue" Walker Jr. and wife
Jutta of Arcadia, and Charles
"Chuck" Walker and wife
Amanda K., and Winston
Slade Walker and wife
Melissa J., all of Hephzibah,
Ga.; one brother, Kenneth
Walker of Zolfo Springs; nine
grandchildren; and one niece,
Candra Walker.
Memorial services were
held on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008,
at the funeral home with
Pastor Phillip Napier officiat-
ing.
Chance & Hydrick
Funeral Directors
Augusta, Ga.



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CHARLES T.
'BUDDY' COLLIE
Charles T. "Buddy" Collie,
57, of Wauchula, died on Fri-
day, Oct. 31, 2008, at home.
Born in Boaz, Ala., on
Aug. 27, 1951, to Mary Cath-
erine Cameron and James
Cisero Collie, he graduated
from Hardee High and
attended South Florida Com-
munity College, where he
played baseball. He was self-
employed, owning an off-
campus bookstore in Pocat-
ello, Idaho, and recently re-
turned to Hardee County
where he was owner of
Peace River Adventures. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He had just married his
longtime sweetheart Debi
Brandon Collie on Oct. 9,
2008. He was a sweet and
tender husband, a devoted
father, and a loving son and
brother.
He loved to travel. He
loved the highway and made
lasting friendships all over
the United States. He was
known for his honesty and
integrity and loved by all
who knew him. Buddy was a
Christian and loved the Lord.
He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife
Debi; one son, Donovan Ty
Collie of Marathon Key;
mother Mary Cameron and
husband Paul Adams of
Wauchula; two sisters, Kathy
Gustafson of Big Pine Key,
and Ginger Hackney and her
daughter Meg Hackney, both
of Wauchula.
He is also survived by four
step-children, Jaime Bran-
don, of Vail, Colo., Jessica
Rudisel and husband Shawn
6f Texas, and Jordon Brandon
and Chris Brandon, both of
Austin, Texas.
Visitation was Nov. 6
from 6 to 8 at the funeral
horne.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to The Buddy
'Collie Memorial Fund at
Mid-Florida Credit Union in
Wauchula.

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


JOSE CALVILLO
Jose Calvillo, 66, of Frost-
proof, died Sunday, Nov. 9,
2008, at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center.
Born in Santo Domingo San
Felipe Guanajuato, Mexico, on
Jan. 7, 1942, he wAs a citrus
laborer and member of St.
Michael Catholic Church in
Wauchula.
Survivors include his wife,
Maria Santos Calvillo of Frost-
proof; five daughters, Linda
Calvillo of Bowling Green,
Ramona Deloera of Wauchula,
Maria Leticia DeLuna and
Maria DelRosario Calvillo,
both of Fort Meade, and Mar-
garita Calvillo of Frostproof;
five sons, David Cavillo, Mar-
celino Calvillo and Benigno
Calvillo, all of Frostproof,
Fernando Calvillo of Fort
Meade, and Abel Calvillo of
Lake Wales; his mother Antonia
Escalera of Mexico; 31 grand-
children; and two great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Tuesday from
5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Salto
Delogado, Mexico.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade



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JASON DANIEL
KEENE
Jason Daniel Keene, 31, of
Orlando, died on Thursday,
Nov. 6, 2008, at Ocoee.
Born July 20, 1977 in
Winter Haven, he moved to
Orlando from Hardee County
five years ago. He was direc-
tor' of education for the
Greater Orlando Apartment
Association and a member of
St. Luke's United Methodist
Church in Orlando.
Survivors include his par-
ents, James Daniel and
Bonnie Keene of Bowling
Green; partner Randy Lowe
of Orlando; maternal grand-
mother Betty Carlton of
Bowling Green; one brother,
James Drew Keene and wife
Melissa of Albany, Ga.; and
two nieces, Asalyn and Addi
Keene of Albany, Ga.
Visitation was Sunday at
the funeral home. Services
were Monday at 2 p.m. at
First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green, with inter-
ment in Fort Green Baptist
Church Cemetery.



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MAJORIE LOUIS
OLSON
Marjorie Louis Bartek 01-
son, of Wauchula, died on
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at
Hardee Manor Care Center
after battling pneumonia one
last time.
She was born and raised in
the Detroit area, and re-
mained in southeast Michi-
gan almost her entire life.
She was 82 years old when
her heart finally gave out.
Kenneth Olsen, her husband
of 60 years, was at her side.
Between them, they raised 11
children, all of whom survive
her. All but two continue to
reside in Michigan. She had
one younger brother John
"Jack" Bartek, who also sur-
vives her. Family meant
everything to her, and she
devoted her life to her family,
and to her church as long as
her health permitted.
Born in Detroit, Mich., on
June 20, 1926', she was a
homemaker and member of
our Lady of Refuge Church in
Orchard Lake, Mich. where


WILLIAM E. ROWE
William E. Rowe, 83, of
Glenshaw, Pa., died on Tues-
day, Nov. 4, 2008 at Southwest
Veterans Center in Pittsburg,
Pa.
Born in Bellevue, Pa., on
Dec. 23, 1924, he was a U.S.
Marine World War II veteran,
earning a Purple Heart. He was
a member of Glenshaw Valley
Presbyterian Church and a
retired television repairman for
Sears for 36 years.
He was preceded in death by
his parents Arthur and Elizabeth
Rowe; sisters Marie Conolly
and Peg Rosenberger; and
brothers Arthur Rowe and
Donald Rowe.
Survivors include his wife
Violet Farr Rowe, of Glenshaw,
Pa.; two daughters, Barbara
Blakeslee and husband Gene of
Berwick, Pa. and Connie Lee
Rowe of Wauchula; a son,
David W. Rowe; and two grand-
children, Bethany Blakeslee
and Matthew Blakeslee.
Services were at the funeral
home on Sept. 8, 2008. Inter-
ment followed at Mt. Royal
Cemetery in Glenshaw.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions may be sent to the
Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian
Church or Glenshaw Public
Library.
Bock Funeral.Home
Glenshaw, Pa.


GENE ALLEN TAYLOR
Gene Allen Taylor, 62, of
Fort Myers, died Thursday, July
31, 2008, at Southwest Florida
Regional Medical Center in
Fort Myers.
Born May 15, 1946 in Sulli-
van County, Tenn., he was the
son of Curtis and Pauline Taylor
of Zolfo Springs. He attended
Zolfo Elementary and Hardee
Junior High schools. For 43
years he was a dragline operator
in Florida, the Bahamas, Ken-
tucky and Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by
his parents.
Survivors include his wife
Betty Ellis Taylor, formerly of
Hardee County, now of Lehigh
Acres; three daughters, Sherry
Pittman and Tammy Kuhn, both
of Lakeland and Suzy Embry of
Kentucky; two sisters, Marie
Smith and Patricia Myers, both
of Georgia; and nine grandchil-
dren.
Chapel services were held on
Aug. 7, 2008 at Lanier Funeral
Home, followed by interment in
Oak Hill Burial Park in Lake-
land.
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NORMA WILMA
COLLIER WINGATE
Norma Wilma Collier Win-
gate, 81, of Wauchula, died
on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, in
Sebring.
Born in Crewsville on Nov.
8, 1926, she was a lifelong
Hardee County resident. She
sold Tupperware for over 20
years. She attended New
Hope Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, George
Ancel Wingate.
Survivors include two
sons, Larry Wingate and wife
Corina, and Billy Wingate,
all of Wauchula; three daugh-
ters, Betty Baker and hus-
band Ricky, Nancy Benton,
and Connie Trammell and
husband Johnny, all of Wau-
chula; and one brother,
Wayne Collier and wife Lucy
Anne of Frostproof.
Visitation was Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were Tues-


S : CHARLES T. 'BUDDY'
COLLIE
Charles T. "Buddy" Collie,
57, of Wauchula, died Friday,
Oct. 31, 2008, at home.
IH Born in Boaz, Ala, on Aug.
27, 1951, he was self-
employed. He owned an off-
campus bookstore in Pocatello,
Si Idaho and returned to
-. Wauchula, where he owned
Peace River Adventures. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife
Debi' Brandon Collie, of
Wauchula; one son, Donovan
ANGELA L. EUBANKS Ty Collie of Marathon Key,
Angela L. Eubanks, 43, of Miami; mother Mary Cameron
Avon Park, died on Tuesday, and husband Paul Adams of
Oct. 28, 2008. Wauchula; two sisters Kathy
Born July 12, 1965, in Gustafson of Big Pine Key,
Bartow, she was raised in Fort Miami, and Ginger Hackney of
Meade before moving to Avon Wauchula; apd four step-chil-
Park. dren, Jamie Brandon of Vail,
She was preceded in death by Colo., Jessie Rudisel and hus-
her mother Faye Scqnyers. band Shawn of Houston, Texas,
Survivors include her hus- and Jordan Brandon and Chris
band of 17 years, Brian Brandon, both of Austin, Texas.
Eubanks, of Avon Park; six Visitation was Nov. 6, 2008
sons, Christopher Gargus and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
Tony Gattie, both of Mulberry, home.
and Robert Gargus and wife In lieu of flowers, memorials
Ashlei, Casey Gattie, Anthony may be sent to The Buddy
Eubanks and Jessie Eubanks, Collie Memorial Fund, Mid-
all of Avon Park; three daugh- Florida Credit Union, Wau-
ters, Tiffany Gattie of Bartow, chula.
and Shianne Eubanks and Brant Funeral Home
Shana Eubanks, both of Avon Wauchula
Park; father Huey Sconyers, of
Fort Meade; two brothers,
Donald Sconyers of Fort Meade MILD)RED.LOUTHAN
and Jack Sconyers and wife Mildred Louthan, 81, of
Lynn of Bowling Green; one Wauchula, died Sunday, Nov. 9,
sister, Judy Butler and husband 2008, at Bartow.
James; and two grandchildren, Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on
Chase Gargus and Faith Gar- Feb. 18, 1927, she came to
gus, Hardee County from Columbia
Services were private. A City, Ind. about 15 years ago.
graveside memorial service will She was a homemaker and
be held tomorrow (Friday) at 11 member of the Salvation Army.
a.m. at Wauchula Cemetery.. Survivors include three sons,
Steve Louthan of Wauchula,
Bill Louthan of Fort Wayne,
JASON DANIEL KEENE Ind., and Roger Louthan of
Jason ,Daniel Keene, 31, of Kendalville, Ind.; two daugh-
Orlando, died on Thursday, ters, Linda Patton of Port St.
Nov. 6, 2008, at Ocoee. Lucie and Brenda Bahle of Fort
Born July 20, 1977 in Winter Wayne, Ind., four grandchil-
Haven, he moved to Orlando dren; and eight great-grandchil-
from Hardee County five years dren.
ago. He was director of educa- Services were private.
tion for the Greater Orlando Robarts Family
Apartment Association and a Funeral Home
member of St. Luke's United Wauchula
Methodist Church in Orlando.
Survivors include his parents,
James Daniel and Bonnie MARJORIE LOUISE
Keene of. Bowling Green; BARTEK OLSON
maternal grandmother Betty Marjorie Louis Bartek 01-
Carlton of Bowling Green; one son, 82, of Wauchula,' died on
brother, James Drew Keene' and Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at Hardee
wife Melissa of Albany, Ga. Manor Care Center.
Visitation was Sunday at the Born in Detroit, Mich., on'
funeral home. Services were June 20, 1926, she was a home-
Monday at 2 p.m. at First Bap- maker and member of Our Lady
tist Church of Bowling Green, of Refuge Church in Orchard
with interment in Fort Green Lake, Mich.
Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include her hus-
Robarts Family band of 60 years, Kenneth
Funeral Home Olson; their 11 children; and
Wauchula brother John "Jack" Bartek.
A funeral mass will be held
MARSHALL PHILLIP on Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. at Our
MARSHALL PHILLIP Lady of Refuge Church in

Marshall Phillip Lynk, 85 of Orchard Lake, Mich.
W sBrant Funeral Home
Wauchula, died on Wednesday, Wauchulal
Nov. 5, 2008, in Lakeland.
He moved to Wauchula in
1989 from Gladwin, Mich., and
was the owner of a small appli- U T _
ance repair shop. He was a U.S.
Marine, serving during World u_ N M
War II, and a member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars of _
Gladwin, Mich.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Marshall Phillip Sr.
and Laura Curtis Lynk and a .
son Stephen Lynk...'r .
Survivors include his wife
Catherine Lynk of Wauchula; '.; .; ,,
three sons, Terry Lynk of Jack- '
son, M ich., Phillip Curtis Lynk *',*t -.",, ^! ^.
of Coleman, Mich. and Michael ....'-
L. Lynk of Harrison, Mich.; two .: ,.' .
daughters, Marcia .Wentworth .. .,
of Lake George, Mich. and A t
Mary Nelson of Jackson, Mich; Any Style -
one brother, Lawrence Lynk of Call for a Sa
Port Charlotte; 13 grandchil- -
dren; and 19 great-grandchil- 228 Nort
dren. Corner of Oak
Services were private. Across fi
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Memorial Gardens 77 -
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ROGER LEE BARTLETT
Roger Lee Bartlett, 62, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
Oct. 23, 2008, at home.
He was an agricultural and
citrus laborer. .
Graveside services were at
Friendship Cemetery on Mon-
day, Nov. 10, 2008.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

MARGIE ANN WEBB
Margie Ann Webb, 67, of
Lakeland, died on Thursday,
Nov. 6, 2008, at her home.
She was born Nov. 15, 1940,
in Trenton, Mich. and moved to
Lakeland in the late 1950s. She
was a homemaker and a
Protestant.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Kenneth E. Webb Sr. of
Lakeland; one son, Kenneth E.
Webb Jr. of Fort Meade; one
daughter,. Kristal Snell of
Winter Haven; and grandchil-
dren, Layne Snell, Wyatt Snell
and Alyssa Snell; a nephew.
Private family service were
held.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade

NORMA WILMA COLLIER
WINGATE
Norma Wilma Collier; Win-
gate, 81, of Wauchula, died on
Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, in Se-
bring.
Born in Crewsville on Nov. 8,
1926, she was a lifelong Hardee
County resident., She sold
Tupperware for over, 20 years.
She attended New Hope
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, George Ancel
Wingate.
Survivors include \v6 sons,
Larry Wingate and wife Corinia,
and Billy Wingate,'$ all of
Wauchula; three daughters.
Betty Baker and husband Rick\.
Nancy Benton; and Connie
Trammell and husband Johnn).
all of Wauchula; and one broth-
er, Wayne ,Collier and wife
Lucy Anne of Frostproof.
Visitation was Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Tuesday at .11
a.m. at New Hope Baptist
Church with the Rev. Jim
Williams and James, Sellers
officiating. Interment followed
in Hart Cemtery.
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Wauchula






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ANDREW VANCE JR.
Andrew Vance Jr., 71, of
Sebring, died Thursday, Oct.
30, 2008, at Florida Hospital,
Sebring.
Born Dec. 25, 1936, he pre-
viously lived in Wauchula, was
a mechanic and of the Baptist
faith.
Survivors include one
daughter, Ida Mae Mosley of
Sebridfg; one son, Andrew
Vance IV of Sebring; four sis-
ters, Ruthie Mae Vance of
Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mary
Morton, Hennie Mae Packer
and, Nancy Bloomfield, all of
Va.
Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday at the funeral home..
Services were Saturday at 11
a.m. at Magnolia Manor Ceme-
tery.
Williams Funeral Home
Bartow

DELORA VERNON
Delora Vernon, 86, of Wau-
chula, died on Friday, Nov. 7,
2008, in Sebring.
Born Sept. 1, 1922 in Flor-
ence Villa, she was a lifelong
Hardee County resident, a
homemaker, and attended Real
Life, Church.
She is survived by one son,
William Melvin "Mel" Vernon
Jr. of Orlando; two daughters,
Patricia Vernon Roberts and
Sandra Vernon Miller, both of
Wauchula; two sisters, Velma
Albritton of Gibsonton and
Lena "Jackie" Richardson of
Winter Haven; four grandchil-
dren; and five great-greatchil-
dren. '
Services were private.
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ALETA H.
STETLER
Aleta H. Stetler, 89, of
Wauchula, died Friday, Nov.
7, 2008, at her home.
Born in New Castle, Ind.,
on Sept. 16, 1919, she came
to 'Wauchula from Avon Park
18 months ago. She was a
longtime resident of the area,
originally 'from Richmond,
Ind. She was a member of
First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green.
She was preceded in death
by her husband of 69 years,
Richard E. Stetler; and one
granddaughter, Sandy
McLaws.
Survivors include two chil-
dren, Richard A. Stetler and
wife Peggy of Seattle, Wash.,
and Rita Brummett and hus-
band Gerald of Wauchula;
four grandchildren, Duane
Brummett and wife Joy, Gene
Brummett and companion
Carpla, Deanne Shanklin and
husband David, and David
Paul Stetler and wife Paula;
15 great-grandchildren; and
one great-great-grandson.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green, where services were
held at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Roland Davis and the Rev.
Jim Williams officiating.
Interment followed in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to First
Baptist Church of Bowling


HUGH ARNOLD RIVERS
Hugh Arnold Rivers, 80, of
Sebring, died on Monday, Nov.
10, 2008, in Sebring
Born Aug. 23, 1928, to
Richard and Patti Palmore
Rivers in Green Cove Springs,
he had lived in Wauchula for 36
years before moving to Sebring
in 2004. He was a U.S. Army
sergeant, serving from 1951 to
1953 and was a member of the
American Legion. He was
owner/operator of Rivers Foli-
age Inc. in Hardee County, and
was a member of Lake Dale
Baptist Church and Whispering
Pines Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of
41 years, Delena Rivers of
Sebring; three daughters, Sonya
Rasmussen and husband Phil of
Wauchula, Sharon Roberts and
husband Wayne of Fort Meade,
and Lana Mislevy and husband
Scott of Bailey, Mich.; one son,
Rick Rivers and wife Suzie of
Ormond Beach; one brother,
Palmore Rivers of Apalachi-
cola; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday at the
funeral home. Services were
Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lake
Dale Baptist Church with the
Rev. Steve Trinkle officiating.
Interment followed in Lake
Dale Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Lake Dale
Baptist Church.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring


MILDRED
LOUTHAN
Mildred Louthan, 81, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, Nov.
9, 2008, at Bartow.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ind.,
on Feb. 18, 1927, she came to
Hardee County from Colum-
bia City, Ind. about 15 years
ago. She was a homemaker
and member of the Salvation
Army.
Survivors include three
sons, Steve Louthan of Wau-
chula, Bill Louthan of Fort
Wayne, Ind., and Roger
Louthan of Kendalville, Ind.;
two daughters, Linda Patton
of Port St.' Lucie and Brenda
Bahle of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
four grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.
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DELORA
VERNON
Delora Vernon, 86, of Wau-
chula, died on Friday, Nov. 7,
2008, in Sebring.
Born Sept. 1, 1922 in Flor-
ence Villa, she was a lifelong
Hardee County resident, a
homemaker, and attended
Real Life Church.
She is survived by one
son, William Melvin "Mel"
Vernon Jr. of Orlando; two
daughters, Patricia Vernon
Roberts and Sandra Vernon
Miller, both of Wauchula;
two sisters, Velma Albritton
of Gibsonton and Lena
"Jackie" Richardson of
Winter Haven; four grand-
children; and five great-
greatchildren.
Services were private.



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Lady Wildcat Hoops On The Move


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee varsity girls b.-I
ketball team took to the road
this week.
The girls are playing in the
Lake Region Tip-Off Tourna-
ment in Eagle Lake. They
played the host school on
Tuesday evening and return
today (Thursday) for a 6 p.m.
matchup against Avon Park.
The regular season starts next
Tuesday at home against
Charlotte High, when the JV
will see its first action in the 6 .
p.m. and the varsity will chal-
lenge the Tarpons at 7:30. There
is another home game next
Thursday, Nov. 20 at home
against DeSoto.
Head coach Don Gray and his
assistant Lindsay Smith have a
mixture of experience on the
court this season. Seniors
Noami Alvarado, Sabrina
"Noonie" Holmes, Katie Jerni-
gan and Erica Ureste will pro-
vide leadership for underclass-
men, juniors Amanda Bissette,
Carleen Brown and Lindy
Rossman, sophs Maria Avolos,
Ivette Cisneros, Ashley Louis
and Elvira Servin and freshman
Caitlin Sockalosky.
JV coach Ken Leupold has
also gradually gotten all his
players from fall sports. His
team will feature sophs Sarah
'Beyers, LaCresha Carlton,
Paige Massey, Lauren Moore


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freshmen Frances Banda,
Manserrad Duran, Danely
Flores, Artrice Hines, Ashley
Nicols and Summer Palmer.


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4A District 10, along with Avon
Park, Sarasota Booker, Braden
River, DeSoto, Palmetto and
Sebring.


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COURTESY PHOTOS
The Forest Glade Apartments In Wauchula celebrated Halloween with sweet treats and
fun customers on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and held a costume contest. Pictured are the win-
ners: (from left) first place, clown Aida Otero; second, Renaissance woman Karen
Roger; and in third, pregnant woman Connie Rowe.


ALE'tA H. STETLER
Aleta H. Stetler, 89, o
Wauchula, died Friday, Nov. 7
2008, at her home.
Born in New Castle, Ind., on
Sept. 16, 1919, she came t(
Wauchula from Avon Park 18
months ago. She was a longtime
resident of the area, originally
from Richmond, Ind. She was a
member of First Baptist Church
of Bowling Green.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 69 years
Richard E. Stetler; and a grand
daughter, Sandy McLaws.
Survivors include two chil
dren, Richard A. Stetler and
wife Peggy of Seattle, Wash.
and Rita Brummett and hus
band Gerald of Wauchula; four
grandchildren, Duane Brum
mett and wife Joy, Gene Brum-
mett and companion Carola
Deanne Shanklin and husband
David, and David Paul Stetle
and wife Paula; 15 great-grand-
children; and one great-great-
grandson,
Visitation was Wednesday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at Firs
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green, where services were
held at 11 a.m. with the Rev
Roland Davis and the Rev. Jin
Williams officiating. Intermen
followed in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to First Baptis
Church of Bowling Green des
ignated for the Lottie Moon
Christmas offering, 4531 U.S
17 N. Bowling Green, FL
33834 or Good Shepherc
Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring FL. 33872..
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Funeral Home
Wauchula



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Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


GIVING THANKS


November means the 2008-09 huntin' season's in full swing!
h This month, general gun, fall turkey, quail and gray squirrel,
snipe and the second phase of mourning and white-winged dove
hunting seasons open.
The general gun season runs Nov. 8-Jan. 18' in the Central
Hunting Zone. In the Northwest Zone, it comes in Thanksgiving
Day and lasts four days through Nov. 30. Two weeks later, the sea-
d son reopens Dec. 13 and runs!through Feb. 18.
For readers hunting the South Hunting Zone, the general gun
' season's already in and lasts through Jan. 4.
Hunters can take bucks having at least one antler five inches
r or longer. On private lahds, the daily bag limit for der is two.
The highly anticipated antlerless deer season, often called
"doe week," is Dec. 20-26 in the Northwest Zone, Nov. 15-21 in
' the Central Zone and is over in the South Hunting Zone.
r During doe week, the daily bag limit's one buck and one doe
or two bucks. You may'not take two does in one day like you may
during archery season, and spotted fawns are never legal game.
- WMAs do not have an antlerless deer season.
If you hunt with deer dogs anywhere in Florida, special rules
and registration requirements may apply, so call the FWC for
t details.
g Fall turkey season in the Northwest Hunting Zone is Nov. 27-
e 30' and Dec. 13-Jan. 18. In the Central and South zones, it's now
through Jan. 4.
t Only bearded turkeys and gobblers are legal game, and you
must have a $5 turkey permit to hunt them. The bag limit's one bird
per day, and a total of two during the archery, crossbow, muzzle-
loading gun and fall turkey seasons combined.
s Quail and gray squirrel season runs statewide now through
t March 1. There's a daily bag limit of 12 for each, but shooting fox
squirrels is against the law.
Shooting hours for deer, turkeys, quail and gray squirrels are a
half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. All legal
firearms, muzzleloaders, bows, crossbows and handguns are legal
for taking these'resident game animals during the general gun,
antlerless deer, fall turkey, and quail and gray squirrel seasons.
Snipe hunting in Florida ranks second in the nation in number
of birds harvested each year, and the season runs now to Feb. 15
statewide. The second phase of the mourning and white-winged
dove season also comes in this month, running Nov. 15-30.
Shooting hours foi migratory birds are one-half hour bet 1re sunrise
to sunset. The bag limit for snipe is eight; and for d, .cs the bag
limit is now 15, up from 12.'
You must get a no-cost migratory bird permit u plan to
hunt snipe, doves or any Dther migratory game bird-
The FWC even provides an online "Dove Hunic lotline,"
which gives up-to-date information on Florida's public do e fields.
The address is MyFWC.com/dove, and it's updated even Thurs-
day throughout the dove season. Information includes dove densi-
ties, previous week's harvests and field conditions.
Whether small-game hunting with friends and family or hunt-
.ing solo, going after that monster buck, boar hog or big tom,
November brings loads of great hunting opportunities.
Here's wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and a successful
hunting season!
Tony .Young is a media relations: coordinator for the FWC's
Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him'
with questions about hunting at Tony.Young@FWC.com.
"io man is ever old enough to know better.
-Holbrook Jackson


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DeSoto
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Lake Placid
Sebring
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Palmetto (V)
@ Booker
Walker Memorial (V)
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Braden River (V)
Avon Park
@ Lakeland Christian
Palmetto (V)
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Booker
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
The hearts of the wise lead
them to do right, and the
hearts of the foolish lead
them to do evil. You can
identify fools just by the way
they walk down the street!
Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NLT)

FRIDAY
And the tongue is like a fire.
It is a whole world of evil
among the parts of our bod-
ies. The tongue spreads its
evil through the whole body.
James 3:6 (NCV)

SATURDAY
God, be merciful to me,
because You are loving.
Because You are always
ready to be merciful, wipe
out all my wrongs. Wash
away all my guilt and make
me clean again . Then I
will teach Your ways to those
who do wrong and sinners
will turn back to You.
Psalm 51:1-2 (NCV)

SUNDAY
Don't copy the behavior and
customs of the world, but be
a new and different person
with a fresh newness in all
you do and think.
Romans 12:2 (TLB)

MONDAY
What do you think God
expects from you? Just this:
Live in His presence in holy
reverence, follow the road
He sets out for you, love
Him, serve God, your God,
with everything you have in
you, obey the command-
ments and regulations that
I'm commanding you today
live a good life.
Deuteronomy 10:12b-13 (ME)

TUESDAY
Make a careful exploration of
who' you are and the work
you have been given . .
Don't be impressed with
yourself. Don't compare
yourself with others. Each of
you must take responsibility
for doing the creative best
you can with your own life.
Galatians 6:31,4-5 (ME)

,WEDNESDAY
The character of even a child
can be known by the way he
acts whether what he
does is right and pure,
Proverbs 20:11 (TLB)


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








FRIDAY, NOV. 14
VHardee County Com-
mission, monthly planning
session, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

MONDAY, NOV. 17
VZolfo Springs Town
Council, regular meeting,
Civic Center, 3210 U. S. 17
South, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY. NOV. 18
VHardee County Com-..:
mission, installation and reg-
ular meeting, Room .102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
VHardee County School
Board, Board Room, 200 S.'
Florida Ave., Wauchula,,
workshop on bullying policy,
4 p.m., installation and regu-
lar meeting, 5 p.m.
v/Hardee Cbunty Support
Group for relatives raising
children, First Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall, 2071
N.' Seventh Ave., Wauchula, ',
7 p.m.


If it's very painful for you to
criticize your friends-you're
safe in doing it. But if you
take the slightest pleasure in
it, that's the time to hold your
tongue.
-Alice Duer Miller


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6A The Herald-Advocate, November 13, 2008


American Legion Celebrated Veterans Day Nov. 11


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula attorney Cliff
Ables III on Tuesday delivered
the keynote speech at the
Veterans Day ceremony at the
American Legion building.
Below are excerpts from his
talk:
"Like the military of today,
patriotic Americans of all gen-
erations step up to the plate
when our national security is at
stake. When these patriots fight
for our country, then lay down
their arms to rejoin the commu-
nities they protected, we call
them 'veterans.'
"We honor our veterans from
every time of peace as well, for
they protect what our war veter-
ans fought and died to defend.
"We honor all veterans this
day because we know without
them, thee would be no 'land of
the free.' Just one week ago
today we exercised one of our
most cherished freedoms that
veterans from the Revolution-
ary War to the War in Iraq have
fought and died to defend and
preserve, the freedom to elect
those who govern us. The entire
world watched that process and
continues to watch in amaze-
ment and wonder at the peace-
ful, and as President Bush stat-
ed the other day, "seamless
transition of power."
"Today the enemy of our
United States of America wears
no uniform, may or may not be
a male adult, will kill and often
seeks opportunities to kill inno-
cent women and children, has
no honor or dignity, cannot
even read the Geneva
Convention rules, let alone
understand or live by them. The
enemy of today seeks not to
conquer and reap the benefits of
the victor, but would rather find
ways to die for their cause.


Modern suicide bombers often
do not even understand what
they are dying for. They have
little understanding of their pur-
pose other than to create a
quantum of terror, to die, take
innocent lives with them ar '
somehow seek eternal salva-
tion.
"Facing a ruthless enemy is
not something new to veterans.
Take a moment to look back at
the 20th Century American
veterans have faced Adolph
Hitler, Benito Mussolini,.
Emperor Hirohito, and in the
21st Century, Saddam Hussein,
and Osama Bin Laden. And
without those currently fighting
the war on terrorism, we would
be living in constant fear, if not
under the control of Osama Bin
Laden. The fact that our
American military can defeat
any tyrant is not a surprise, even






ki.


if the enemy is unconventional
"Why? Because of the char-
acter of our fighting forces.
That character can best be
described as resilient, strong,
adaptable, brave and deter-
mined. Just like the character of
the fighting forces of any
America's wars.
"We associate our military
with combat and rightfully so,
but the mission of our armed
services is much more dynamic
than just combat operations.
That lends itself to another
quality of the character of our
military and that is its resilien-
cy. Imagine the following sce-
nario:


self deployed to the gulf not
the Persian Gulf but
America's own Gulf Coast. You
are in another war zone, but this
time it is not a war with Iraq
insurgents, but with mother
nature. It is a different kind of
mission a humanitarian mis-
sion and it takes a different
kind of courage.
"As usual, America's military
has responded to America's cri-
sis caused by Hurricane Katrina
and Ike in magnificent fashion.
All of our service branches, the
Army, Air Force, Marines,


National Guard especially
Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
and Alabama Guards have
jumped in to save their fellow
Americans who were in desper-
ate need. The wonderful men
and women of our armed forces
deserve our heartfelt thanks.
How we thank and honor our
veterans is a matte I am asking
you to give careful considera-
tion. While these annual trib-
utes are truly magnificent, the
best way to honor our veterans
is to take an active part in main-
taining freedom in America. We


Larry Pelton read second half of names of Hardee
Countians who died in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Jennifer Wyatt sang the National Anthem.a


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in World War I, 42 in World War II, 3 in Korea, and 11 in Vietnam, a total of 73.


Cliff Ables III gave keynote address. About 40 people John W. Burton read names of Hardee Countians who
attended ceremony at Herper Williams Post No. 2 of the died in service in World War I and World War II.
American Legion in Wauchula.


must teach future generations
about what it means to be an
American. We must volunteer
in our communities, take care of
veterans and their families, vote
in elections, and continue to try
to make America the very best
it can be.
Without our veterans we
would not be where we are
today. Without you, we will not
be able to reach where we could
be tomorrow.
Thank you for honoring our
veterans on this day. May God
bless our veterans and God
Bless America.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY


THE HONORED DEAD


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Bryan, Albert W ......
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Donahue, D.E ........
Grice, Alton .........
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Jones, John ......... .
Madden, Arthur ......
Mitchell, Wm. E. "Willie"
Orr, James R .........
Thomas, Henry .......
Webb, Joseph T. ......
Weeks, Nathaniel .....
Williams, Herger .....


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Ballard, Merle ..........
Baucom, J.B. ...........
Brewer, John T. ..........
Cejka, Henry G ...........
Chesser, Charlie L .........
Chestnutt, Freddie L .......
Crane, Albert L ..........
Davis, Herman Watson . . .
Davis, Robert 0. Jr .......
Dees, Bradford W ........
Dennis, Jack K ..........
Evers, Robert D ......... .
Fussell, Donald E ......
Fussell, Jack H ..........
Gilliam, Thomas 0 ........
Jones, Dave Clifton .......
Lambert, Harold 0. .......
Lanier, Frank P. ..........
Maddox, John Robert .... .
Makowski, Edwin Adolph ..
M ays, Jack .'. ... .......
McCall, Murrell G ..... ....
McLean, Malcolm E. ......
Minor, Francis J .........
Montgomery, Chester ......
Moore, Douglas T. ........
Moseley, Oscar C ........
North, Leavy T. Jr. : .......
Oskin, Stanley J .........
Patterson, James M .......
Petteway, Roy H ..........
Pringle, J.P. ............
Smith, Halcott L .........
Southerland, W. Edgar . . .
Stanton, Arthur Lemmie . .
Taylor, Jessie J. ...........
Taylor, John S. ............
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Barefoot, Elmer G ..........
Howze, Orville C .........
Ryan, Jim J...............

VIETNAM WAR
Adams, Tim B ...........
Boatwright, Raymond L . .
Carter, Terrel Elbert ........
Dickey, Charles C. Jr........
Fulford, Varl E ...........
Long, Charles Edward ......
Long, Warren L ............
M eans, Johnny ............
Pendley, Robert Glenn ......
Rickels, Frederick Dale . . .
Shaw, Roy E. Jr ............


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Jack Carlton played "Taps" on bugle recording.


Oscar and Sandy Scott stand by memorial. Her brother Frederick D. Rickels died at
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College Hill School Reunion Held Nov. 1


Buck Toole and Reginald Goodman saw old
and enjoyed covered dish luncheon.


Mary Alice
reunion.


Velva Parrish Deters and Louise Durrance attended annu-
al event.


from SR 62 to discharge pas-
sengers at Pine Cone Trailer
Park, said Kitchens. Two vehi-


Greetings from Fort Green!
Things keep happening in our
community; We were all sad-
dened when we heard that Jason
Keene went to his heavenly
home earlier than we expected.
Jason is the son of Bonnie and
Danny Keene and was still a
part of our Fort Green commu-
nity, even though he had moved
to Orlando. We have chuckled
remembering one particular
Vacation Bible School when his
brother, Drew, embarrassed him
by placing a frog decoration on
his head during the Bible
School program.
It is the good memories and
having a faith in God that
enable people to get through
difficult times. Our heartfelt
sympathy is extended to all the
family.
Edith Bassett is in the Florida
Hospital at Sebring. She had
severe stomach pain and they
are still running tests. Remem-
ber Edith-in prayer. Paul Clark
is improving. He is still under-
going treatment and needs our
continued prayer, as well as
Arthur Womack. He faces
surgery again. Bim Davis is still
in the Wauchula hospital. All
you people with good health
need to thank the Lord.
Earl and Mary Bargeron's
granddaughter gave birth to
twin boys recently. One of
them, Noah, was in serious con-
dition but they report he is
much improved and should be
home by Thanksgiving. Prayer
does work.
I feel sure Mary Lois and
Leonard Crawley will testify to
this. One of their new grand-
daughters required heart sur-
gery. She is doing much better.
Junior Cooper has a feeding
tube, and everyone who knows
Junior knows he loves to eat!
Please continue to remember all
of these.
Charlotte Yake, Trish and
IRex Ritchey reported they had a
super time at Rock Eagle 4-H
Camp near Eatonton, Ga.
They learned many useful
things, which they can share
witb other 4-H leaders. They
are already planning on next
year!
Kaylee Hogenauer has a pig
for her 4-H project. They had
the pig one day and somehow it.
got out of the pen. We were on
the .way home, and near the
prison, when Avie beeped us to
say the pig was gone. We sug-
gested they get a bucket of feed
and call it.
While we were on vacation
recently they had a hog-calling


cles behind it stopped but the
third, driven by a Hardee
County Sheriff's office ser-


contest at the Dahlonega Gold
Rush Days and the Georgia,
Mountain Fair,. and I was
secretly planning to enter as I
felt I surely could win. My
grandpa called the hogs to sup-
per all my childhood, and his
call was "pig, pig, pig, whoaaa
pig!" At Hardee Lakes, the pig-
calling contestant said "sueee
pig!" (I hope you get the gist of
this because there is no way to
spell what I am saying!)
Anyway, we were too late for
me to enter either contest.
Somehow, Sherman must have
found out my secret plans, but
this would have been the per-
fect place to enter, as I was
unknown. Anyway, when we
arrived at Ollie Roberts Road
coming home, my son-in-law,
Mark, was standing on a gate
looking toward tall weeds sur-
rounding a lake. Avie had told
him she heard a noise in there,
but was not sure if it was a gator
or the pig. We stopped and I
finally got my chance. I started
calling that pig and, sure
enough, Mark saw the pig but it
ran back into the weeds when
Mark climbed over the gate
with the bucket of feed. Mark
actually told me to call the pig
some more! That proves I
would have won either of those
contests!
Well, finally Mark caught the
pig and Sherman had to climb
over to help bring that squeal-
ing baby over the fence and
back to his home. They made
sure the pen was secure!
The elections are over and I
had the privilege of working at
the polls. It is great fun, as you
see so many people. Mary
Fields brought us warm cinna-
mon rolls on Tuesday morning
and Bernie Albritton brought
delicious brownies that after-
noon. Both hit the spot, and'
both of these ladies are super
cooks.
One of the fun things about
working at the polls is the other
ladies. Louise Durrance is one
of the ladies, butThe told us this
was her last election. She is a
joy to work with and always has
some interesting conversation. I
will sure miss working with her.
Incidentally, her daughter, Mary
Helen, is feeling poorly.
Please remember her in prayer.
Sherman and his group will
be singing at New Zion this
Saturday at 6 p.m. Ya'll come.
Also, Fort Green Baptist's big
yard sale is under way. Please
come to the Rawls barn on SR
62.
Call me with the news!


geant, failed to do so and hit the
vehicle in front of him, which
was pushed into. the next vehi-
cle. The school bus was not hit.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol report, Sgt.
James Adler was charged with
careless driving.
A 1998 Chrysler Cirrus dri-
ven by Steven Taylor, 35, of
Bronson, was immediately be-
hind the school bus. Taylor and
his wife, Katherine, 34, were
not injured, but their vehicle
suffered $2,500 damages.

Behind the Taylor vehicle
was a 2004 Toyota Tundra dri-
ven by Sherry Wenzel, 39, of
Cape Coral. She and her chil-
dren, Jordan, 14, and Joshua,
11, and Timmy Blalock Jr., also
11, had minor injuries. All were
wearing seat belts. The vehicle
suffered about $7,500 damages.
Adler, 30, was driving a
2002 Ford Expedition and was
wearing a seat belt. The vehicle
sustained about $7,500 in dam-
ages.


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Alice Talley Mitchell and Hazel Johnson enjoyed reunion
Saturday west of Bowling Green. Mitchell attended
College Hill community school eight years. Johnson's
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NEWSPAPER NAME: THE HERALD-ADVOCATE
PUBLISH DATE: NOVEMBER 13, 2008

NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS
FOR WATER USE PERMITS IN HARDEE COUNTY

THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS FOR WUPS TO WITHDRAW WATER FROM WELLS AND/OR SURFACE
SOURCES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT(SWFWMD)
FROM:

V & W FARMS INC. OF DELRAY BEACH
PO BOX 1057
AVON PARK, FL 33826

SITE/PROJECT NAME: V & W FARMS INC.

20 1912.006 APPLICATION RECEIVED 9/29/08 FOR AGRICULTURE


TOTAL REQUESTED WITHDRAWAL
AVERAGE DAILY GALLONS PER DAY: 1,853,000 F
MAXIMUM DAILY GALLONS PER DAY: NOT SPECIFIED


PEAK MONTH AVERAGE GALLONS PER DAY: 6,100,000


FROM 6 WELL(S).

SECTIONS(S) 23 26 27 28 34 35 TOWNSHIP 33S RANGE 27E

THE APPLICATIONS ARE ON FILE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. IF REQUEST-
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Neighbors' Complaints Lead To Alleged Dealers' Arrests


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Complaints from neighbors
ultimately have led to the'
arrests of two men suspected of
dealing drugs from their shared
W.uchula home.
Steven Lee Purser, 37, and
Joshua Caine Lanham, 19, each'
have been arraigned in Hardee
Circuit Court and pleaded not
guilty to multiple drug counts.
Both are set to appear in court
again on Dec. 9.
Purser faces three counts of
selling methamphetamine, two
counts of delivery of drug para-
phernalia, and a single count
each of possession of marijuana
with intent to sell, tampering
with physical evidence, ob-
struction of execution of a
search warrant and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Lanham is charged with the
sale of methamphetamine and


mine and $430 in cash, he
alleged.
Further, he charged, a large
plastic bag of marijuana was
found lying behind the toilet.
Harris alleged the metham-
phetamine weighed a total of 11
grams, while the marijuana


Lanham


Purser


possession of drug parapherna-
lia.
Purser, who also was recently
sentenced to three years in state
prison for drug crimes, remains
in custody in the Hardee
County Jail pending the out-
come of this current case.
Lanham, however, was released
from custody on Wednesday of


Soccer Warriors
By Luis Castillo


Un caluroso saludo a todos los amantes y apasionados fut-
bolistas del condado Hardee y condados circunvecinos.
Nuevamente, tengo el gusto de dirigirme hacia ustedes para
informar y comentarles en este importantisimo medio acerca de
cuanto ocurra o se planee hacer en las canchas futboleras. Pues
bien, comencemos!!!
Chivas vs. America: La Gran Finalisima!
Asi es, amigos, la gran finalisima en la categoria infantil de
la Liga de Futbol Soccer del Condado Hardee en su categoria de
edades. Veamos como fue que se definio.
El pasado domingo 26 de octubre, en las canchas del Parque
Hardee, de Wauchula, se celebraron los partidos de cuartos de
final del Torneo de Otono 2008 y en el primer partido jugado a las
tres de la tarde, los aguerridos pequenines del Cruz Azul cayeron
por tres goles a uno ante sus rivals de las Chivas Rayadas del
Guadalajara del compare Rosendo. Esto, en la categoria Infantil.
En el otro partido, los muchachos del America doblegaron con
muchas dificultades a los chiquitines del Barcelona (antes Pumas)
por un marcador apretado de dos goles a uno.
En la categoria Juvenil, se jugaron tambien dos juegos; en el
primero de ellos, en un partido de muchos pases en el medio
campo, muchos roces y pocos goles, el Deportivo Arcadia derroto
al Argentina por un tanto a cero.
A las cuatro de la tarde, los aguerridos muchachos del
Barcelona de Zolfo Springs, sucumbio ante los habilidcsos
jugadores del Club America de Wauchula por dos tantos a Luno. en
un partido muy disputado y emocionante.
Por lo tanto, los juegos en su etapa final, seran:
Domingo 2 de noviembre


Categoria infantil: 1
3er. y 4o. Lugar: Cruz Azul vs. Barcelona (13:001 s.) l:inalisilna:
Chivas vs. America (14:00 Hs.)
Categoria juvenile:
3er. y 4o. Lugar: Argentina vs. Barcelona (13:00 Hs.) Finalisima:
America vs. Dep. Arcadia (14:00Hs.)
Los cuatro partidos lucen por demas interesantes y se espera
una gran asistencia este domingo venidero para presenciar y apo-
yar las jugadas de estos chiquitinesy juveniles, que despues se con-
vertiran en unos verdaderos Guerreros del Futbol Soccer!!!
La proxima semana publicaremos las fotos y resena deportiva
de estos partidos.
Reconocimientos Publicos
Aprovecho la occasion, para hacer un public reconocimiento
al siempre entusiasta y dinamico amigo de todos los futbolistas, el
senor Abel Vargas y a su distinguida esposa, quienes semana a sem-
ana dan lo mejor de sus esfuerzos, tiempo y recursos para manten-
er active esta Liga de Categoria de Edades de Futbol Soccer.
Asimismo, a todos los duenos de equipos, entrenadores, asistentes,
patrocinadores y padres de familiar; nuestros mas sinceros
reconocimientos a la grandiosa y loable labor que se encuentran
realizando en bien de la ninez, juventud y sociedad.
Pronto se veran los frutos de sus esfuerzos, desvelos, des-
gastes, etc. etc., etc.; pues, todos en su conjunto; estan, ni mas ni
menos que construyendo a los ciudadanos del future
En Femenil: Wauchula Vencio Por Cuarto Ocasion A Su
Similar De Arcadia
El pasado domingo 19 deoctubre, el equipo femenil de sta
ciudad se enfrento al de Arcadia y por cuarta occasion consecutive .
las Comadres de Wauchula comandadas por la Comadre Gloria
Gomez, vencieron a sus rivals por cuatro anotaciones a una.
El partido inicio a las dos de la tarde y en un primer tiempo
muy parejo, terminaron empatadas a un tanto.
Ya en el segundo tiempo, y tras realizar algunos ajustes en la
alineacion y en la tactica de juego, las Comadres de Wauchula ano-
taron tres bonitos goles y sin recibir ni uno en contra; con lo que
finalizaron goleando a las Leonas de Arcadia una vez mas.
Felicidades Comadres!!!
Por esta occasion, me despido de todos ustedes, no sin antes
agradecerles su atencion a esta column deportiva y suplicarles de
la manera mas sincera su apoyo con information, fotos, material,
etc., etc., para mantenernos informa5dos entire nosotros, los que
amamos, queremos y disfrutamos al mejor deported existente: El
Futbol Soccer...
Que Dios los bendiga a todos hoy, manana y por siempre.



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last week.
According to Maj. Claude
Harris Jr. of the Sheriffs Office,
a spokesman for the Hardee
County Drug Task Force, the
arrests of the two men stemmed
from complaints from neigh-
bors of the house at 112 N. First
Ave. and from a subsequent
investigation into those com-
plaints.
Drug Task Force members
were then able to obtain a
search warrant for the house,
serving it early in the evening
of Oct. 1.
Harris said that as officers
entered the residence, Purser
ran into the bathroom of the
home and tossed a handful of
items into the toilet. After grab-
bing the suspect, Det. Andrew
McGuckin was able to retrieve
two plastic bags from the toilet.
They contained methampheta-


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Nina Gilbert at 863-551-
3979.


weighed in at 21.5 grams.
The major also alleged that
the search revealed a "bong"
smoking pipe, 32 used tin-foil
"boats," assorted plastic bags
and bag corners and a set of
scales.
Harris noted the residence is


located less than 1,000 feet
from the city Skate Park, which
is frequented by children.
He also said that both men
have been accused of selling
narcotics to confidential infor-
mants prior to the date of the
raid on the home.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE
CASE NO. 25 2008 CP 000102
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
VIOLA JACKSON,


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CATHY MORRIS
BEN MORRIS
ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS


VIOLA JACKSON


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Petition for Summary
Administration and Petition for
Determination of Beneficiaries,
and Petition for Order Authorizing
Sale has been filed in this court.
You are required to serve a copy
of you written defenses, If any, on
petitioner's attorney, whose name
and address Is:

J. STEVEN SOUTHWELL
502 W. MAIN STREET
P.O. BOX 1748
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

on or before December 5, 2008,
and to file the original of the writ-
ten defenses with the clerk of this
court either before service or
immediately thereafter. Failure to
serve and file written defenses as
required may result in a judgment
or order for the relief demanded.
Signed on 29th October, 2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Hardee County Clerk of Court
By: Earlene Madray
As Denutv Clerk


First Publication on 11-6, 2


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

CASE NO: 252008CA-000345-
0000-00
SECTION NO: L1
IRA Mortgage Services, LLC
A Florida Limited Liability
Company
PLAINTIFF

vs.

Juan Ramon Gonzales
Flavia Gonzales
Hardee County Clerk of the
Circuit Court
DEFENDANTS


NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment entered in the above
entitled cause of action in the
Circuit Court of Hardee County,
Florida, I will sell the property sit-
uated in Hardee County, Florida
described as:
Lots 7 & 8 of Mrs. L.E.A.
Hagstrom's Subdivision of
lot "W" of Block 7, Kayton
& Maddox Addition to the
City of Wauchula, Hardee
County, Florida as per Plat
recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 51, Less: Begin at the
SW corner of Lot 7 of Mrs.
L.E.A. Hagstrom's
Subdivision thence run
North to the West boundary
of Lot 7, a distance of 50
feet to a point; thence
Southeasterly a distance of
51.5 feet to a point on the
South boundary of Lot 7;
thence West a distance of
12 feet to Point of
Beginning and less Begin
at the SW corner of Lot 8 of
Mrs. L.E.A. Hagstrom's
Subdivision and run thence
North on West boundary of
Lot 8 a distance of 131.5
feet to NW corner of lot 8,
thence East on North
boundary of Lot 8 a dis-
tance of 21 feet to a point;
thence Southeasterly a dis-
tance of 82 feet plus or
minus to a point on East
boundary of Lot 8, said
point being 50 feet North of
the SE corner of Lot 8;
thence South on EAst
boundary of Lot 8 a dis-
tance of 50 feet to SE cor-
ner of lot 8; thence West a
distance of 40 feet to point
of beginning
Hardee County Parcel
Id#09-34-25-0290-00007-
007A

at a public sale, to the highest and
-best bidder for cash, at the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
W. Main Street, Wquchula, FL on
the Front Steps at 11:00 a.m. on
November 26, 2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

Any person claiming an Interest in
the surplus from the sale, If any.
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
after the sale.

If you are a person-with a disabili-
ty who needs any accommodation
In order to participate In this pro-
deeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
. the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 773-773-4174,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Notice of Sale;
If you. are hearing or voice
Impaired call TDD (863) 534-777
or Florida Relay Service 711
11:13,20c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252008CP-000098
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIE MAE ROBINSON
Deceased /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of WILLIE MAE ROBINSON,
deceased, whose date of death
was December 22, 2007; File
Number 252008CP-000098 is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
P.O. Box 1749, Wauchula, FL
33874. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to served, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against 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 SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BE 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 first publication of
this notice is: November 13, 2008.

Signed on November 5, 2008.

PATRICIA M. HERRING
Personal Representative
636 Candyce Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815

Stephen C. Watson
Attorney for Personal
Representative


Gray-Robinson, P.A.
P.O. Box 3
Lakeland, FL 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2254


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRC
AND FOR HARDEE CO
FLORIDA

Case No. 252008DR0O

MICHAEL CAMACHO
Petitioner,
and,
RUSSELL CHAMPLIN, JR
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: Russell Charles Champlin. Jr.
ADDRESS: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Michael Camacho,
whose address is 514 3rd St NE,
Ft. Meade, FL 33841 on or before
November 21, 2008 and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
at PO Drawer 1749, or 417 W. Main
St., Room #202, Wauchula, FL
33873, before service on
Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default.
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.
Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
DATED this 17 day of October,
2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By C.'Timmons, D.C.
"If you are a person with a disabil-
Ity, who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision or
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) days of your receipt
of this (describe notice); if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service 711."
10:23-11:130

A quitter never wins, and a
winner never quits.


Football, football, football, is winding down. The final game
tomorrow (Friday) is the Senior Night festivities. The game is
against the 3A-10 Ridge Community Bolts.
The Wildcats played their hearts out at Arcadia on Friday night,
ironically losing in the same 21-20 score the JV lost to DeSoto a
couple of weeks earlier. The junior Wildcats finished their season
5-2 overall. The varsity will not have as good a fortune and has
played some tougher games this year.
It was a gutsy call for the Hardee coaches to go for the two-
point conversion and hope to take a 22-21 lead and avoid an over-
time clash with DeSoto on its field. Unfortunately, the decision fell
just inches short, according to officials who ruled that the runner's
knee was down before he stretched the ball over the goal line. It
was the same kind of inches call on the field goal try with 10 sec-
onds left in the game. Oh, the joy of victory and the agony of
defeat.

Junior High football and softball both ended well. The junior
high Wildcats won their final games and claimed Heartland
Conference Championship record with a 5-1 record, while the
junior Lady Wildcats finished softball at 8-2 and conference run-
ner-up.

The swimming Wildcats and Lady 'Cats qualified several for
*regional competition, but only senior diver Sheldon Hartman was
able to advance to state among the tough opposition.
Congratulations to all those swimmers who did so well all season.
Coach Dick Daggett will lose four boys and two girls to gradua-
tion, but has a strong group coming back for an even better 2009.
Cross country ended its run at the district competition as did
volleyball. The volleyball girls had faced an uphill battle with dis-
tricts at Braden River against the host team, which had battled top-
seed DeSoto in their last regular season outing. In their games,
Braden River won the first two games, lost two and went down 15-

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but
getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be
smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you
known.


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

Case No. 252007DR000496

DAVID PAUL SAMS, JR.,
Petitioner,
and,
KIMBERLY MARIE SAMS,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Kimberly Marie Sams


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for dissolution of marriage
has been filed against you and
4 you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to:
David Paul Sams, Jr., Petitioner,
11:13,20c 1200 Mockingbird Road, Wau-'
OF THE chula, Florida 33873, on or before
UIT, IN Nov 21, 2008, and file the original
UNTY, with the Clerk of Court, P.O.
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873, either before service on
00631 Petitioner or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.

DATED: October 21, 2008
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By Connie Coker
)N Deputy Clerk
10:23-11:13c


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

CASE NO.: 252008CA000655
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF

$430.00, U.S. CURRENCY, STIHL
MS290 Chainsaw Serial No.:
269523628,ECHO PB-200 Blower
Serial No.: 05213380, ECHO HC-
150 Hedge Clippers Serial No.:
05067632.
I

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: STEVEN LEE PURSER, 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:
$430.00, U.S. CURRENCY,
STIHL MS290 Chainsaw
Serial No.:
269523628,ECHO PB-200
Blower Serial No.:
05213380, ECHO HC- 150
Hedge Clippers Serial No.:
05067632.

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
12-5-08, 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 October 31, 2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: C. Timmons
As Deputy Clerk
11:6,13c


13 to DeSoto in the final set. In the regional quarterfinals, DeSoto
beat Bartow in straight sets 25-11, 25-18, 15-7 and Braden River
won over Haines City 25-11, 25-18, 25-14. The Lady Dawgs and
Lady Pirates were to meet Tuesday in the regional semi-finals, with
the winner advancing to play against 2007 state champion Naples
for the regional championship.

Congratulations to 18-year-old Daniel Lozano for a resounding.
win in his professional boxing debut on Oct. 30 in Port Charlotte.
He has worked 11 years in amateur boxing, winning state and
national titles to work up to this point in his career.

Don't look now, but it's time for winter sports. Girls soccer
opened with a 4-1 for new head coach David Hatch. Gilbert -
Vasquez had moved over to coach the boys squad, which began -
play on Tuesday evening.
Girls hoops are in pre-season tournament games this week at
Lake Region. Boys hoops don't start for nearly two weeks yet.
Junior high basketball won't start until after Thanksgiving.
The last winter sport to start is girls weightlifting, scheduled for
early December.

On a bit of a different note, I've been a bit discouraged by the
reaction to our local news coverage last week on the local elec-
tions. There was no intent to offend. We wrote the same as we have
for all local elections over the years.
We are all Americans, some are Democrat, some Republican,
some Independent. We may be African American, Hispanic
American, Italian, German or whatever American. When'our boys,
and girls, go off to war, die or are maimed in accidents or incidents,
they bleed the same, they hurt the same. Like a sports team which
blends its weaknesses and strengths for the best of all, let us do the
same politically.
Some, Democrats voted for McCain, some Republicans voted
for Obama; some voted for neither. President-elect Obama has
many problems to solve and needs the help of us all. Let's unite
behind him and show our young people that we can )work together
as well as they do; teamwork can go a long way.
We challenge our children to be the best they canbe, not settle -
for a D if they can get a C or a B., do their best every day. We, as
adults, need to do the same, before God, living the best we can
every day.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please email me at news.heraldadvocate @embarq-
mail.come or call me at 773-3255 with news for this biweekly col-
umn. The sports news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for
events which happen over the weekend. They are due by noon
Monday.


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The Hardee Counth Chamber of Commerce
Annual Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 5, 2008
5:00 p.m.


.PARADEGU iUS


I. $25.00 EnIu Fee.
2. Entries must pertain to the holiday and/or the
Christmas theme, Christmas of Tomorrow..
3. Because this is an evening parade. UGHTS ARE
REQUIRED on all dloats or pulled units.
4. No Sanlas. Only helpers are allowed,
5. 'Jo .'endorLs
6. Enriles with animals must provide their own clean up
during line up and along the parade route. For the
safety of the spectators and parade parhcipants, all
animals must be accompanied by a walking
chaperone.
7. No alcohol or tobacco are allowed.
8. Banner and/or poster and fash lights are required to
precede loalt
9. Please have two walkers beside each Iloat.


I O.No bull whips are permitted during the parade.
I.Field will be available from 9:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. All
parthcipanIs are required to be in position no later
than 4:30 p.m.
I 2.lmmediatelg following the parade, partcipants must
have a representative at the judging stand for award
presentations.
I 3.Please have at least I adult assigned to every 20
children. Children must be accompanied at all times.
I 4For the safety of children, candy or other items may
not be thrown from any vehicle, but should be
handed out by people walking In the parade,
I 5,Reglstallon deadline Is Fflday, November 21 st,
I 6,In the event of a severe weather cancellation, the
parade will be rescheduled for SaturdaU,y december
13,2007


Enlru Form

Pease pint Onl/y 7 mplledforms wiS be accepted
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Enti Tpe o Float

Ca/goy o Commercial

Accopanied by Music? Yes


o Vehicles o Marching Unit


0 Other


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Phone Number


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All entry forms and registration fees must be received by Friday, November 21, 2008 to:
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 683 Wauchula, Florida 33873 Fax: 863-773-4915 Email: casey@hardeecc.com


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From The Heart
By David Kelly


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Bagel, Juice, Fruit Cocktail,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
w/Roll or Pepperoni Pizza (Sal-
ad Tray, Garden Peas, Pears,
Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice, Pineapple Chunks,
Milk
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese
w/Roll or Burrito (Salad Tray,
Pinto Beans, Apple Crisp,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambl-
ed Eggs w/Cheese, Potato Tri-
angle, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz w/Roll
or Sausage on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Mixed Vegetables, Juice,
Applesauce) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Sausage, Peaches,
Cinnamon Toast, Juice, Milk
C Lunch: Baked Turkey w/Roll
or Stacked Ham Sandwich
(Salad Tray, Mashed Potatoes,
Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce,
Pumpkin Cake, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pizza Pocket or
Combo Sub (Salad Tray, Corn,
Mixed Fruit, French Fries, Juice)
and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nuts, Bagel, Fruit Cocktail,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice /Roll
or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Garden Peas, Pears,
Salad Bar, Juice) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Pineapple Tidbits,
Juice, Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese w/Roll or Burrito or
Cheese Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Pinto Beans w/Ham, Apple
Crisp, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal,. Scramble
ed Eggs w/Cheese, Butteqrd
Toast, Pears, Juice, Milk


Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Chicken Fryz w/Biscuit or
Sausage on a Bun (Lettuce &
Tomato, Mixed Vegetables,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Pancakes, Sausage
Patty, Peaches, Buttered Toast,
Cinnamon, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey
w/Gravy & Roll or Cheese Pizza
or Stacked Ham Sandwich
(Tossed Salad, Cornbread
Dressing, Green Beans, Sweet
Potato Souffle, Cranberry Bog,
Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin
Cake, Juice, Milk) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Pancake, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Hot Pock-
ets or Meat Loaf or Combo Sub
(Lettuce & Tomato, Cornbread,
Whole Kernel Corn, Fruit Cock-
tail, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nuts, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Yogurt, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
(Tossed Salad, Turnip Greens,
Garden Peas, Juice, Peaches,
Beets, Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage,
Biscuit, Juice, Cinnamon Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Burrito (Tossed
Salad, Potato Rounds, Baked.
Beans, Corn, Pineapple Crisp,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Juice, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Manager's Choice
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal,- French
Toast, Sausage Patty, Peaches,
Juice, Milk, Cinnamon Toast
Lunch: Baked Turkey w/Roll
(Tossed Salad, Chicken Gravy,
Mashed Potatoes, Green
Beans, Sweet Potato Souffle,
Cranberry Sauce, Red Velvet
Cake, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Juice, Cinnamon Toast,
Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza Hot
Pocket (Tossed Salad, Potato
Rounds,. Mixed Vegetables,
Fruit Snack, Applesauce, Juice)
and Milk


The Real Florida
By Dorothy Harris
State Park Ranger


COME TO OUR CONCERT!
The Music in the Park concert series has officially begun at
Highlands Hammock State Park, and it's time for some country
music! The Eddy & Renee band will perform on Saturday at 7 p.m.
"We're going to play good ol' country, rock-a-billy, and even
some bluegrass," says Renee Riddle. "We want folks to come have
fun, feel good and enjoy the music."
She and her husband have been performing together for years.
"We've played in Arkansas, Las Vegas, Indiana, and pretty much
throughout most of Florida. In Central Florida, we've played at
Cypress Gardens, Bok Tower Gardens, Universal Studios and the
city of Bartow's annual Fourth of July celebration," she says,
adding, "Why, we were even the house special at Martin's Steak
House in Lake Wales for a few years!"
Family and music go together for this group, as most of the
members are related.
Eddy Riddle plays the lead guitar and harmonica. Renee
Riddle plays the fiddle. Sisters Kathy DeVane and Kristin Jenkins
play the banjo, mandolin, bass and lead guitar, while mom Loretta
Woodson plays rhythm guitar.
So pack up your lawn chairs and blankets, grab a flashlight and
head on over to Highlands Hammock on Saturday for this outdopr
concert.
Concert admission is $5 per person, and accompanied kids age
12 and under are admitted free of charge. The usual park admission
of $4 per vehicle is also waived after 6 on concert nights, so this
outing truly fits in your budget!
All concert proceeds benefit park improvement projects.
r-


COURTESY PHOTO
The Eddy .& Renee band will perform country, rock-a-
billy and more at weekend concert.


HARDEE COUNTY KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY HELP!
Ease a dependent child's way through the court system.
Volunteer to be a Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(I1 office unattended, please leave message.)


WHEN I GROW UP
I always wondered what I would be when I grew up.
To tell the truth, I still wonder about that very question. Maybe
it was because I was adopted. Maybe it was because I had four par-
ents, all with different and interesting jobs. Maybe I am like
Curious George the monkey, just a little curious.
Some of my earliest memories of work were around the house,
doing laundry, dusting, vacuuming and doing dishes, or outside the
house pulling weeds, edging and mowing the lawn.
I also worked down at my dad's paper, The Herald-Advocate,
doing odd jobs inserting advertisements, delivering papers,
rolling quarters that had been collected from the machines, picking
up trash, until I was older and able to do more.
As I entered my teenage years I learned how to work a little
harder. I learned how to pick cantaloupes and grade watermelons
and make it through a 12- tol4-hour day. I learned how to fix
microjets while crawling under orange trees and I learned how to
plant orange trees in mass numbers.
I also learned how to paint entire buildings and how to be cre-
ative in the newspaper business, too. I learned photography and
how to develop pictures, how to lay out ads before there was such
a thing as a computer program. I learned how to sell ads, collect
bills and lots of other useful skills.
It was around this time I also fell in love with writing.
So you can see I was quite busy as a young man, maybe that
is why I was so busy wondering what I wanted to do when I grew
up.
I also played every sport I could dream up. My favorite was
football, but due to a blood disorder I only played three games of
Little League football under one of my all-time favorite people, Mr.
Barry White.
My friends and I used to make up sports left and right. Some
I'm not sure would be considered legal today. We played a game
called tennis ball tag. I won't go into details because I don't want
to influence any young minds. We also had a game that included a
spotlight that might be considered, again, unlawful. We even
played homerun derby at the Little League field with tennis rack-
ets and racquetballs.
I think coming up with games has been a huge influence on
what I do now. Now that I am a youth director, I am always expect-
ed to come up with the next latest and greatest youth group game.
Whether it is an icebreaker, a large group game or an up-front
game, you need to have something that isn't going to disappoint
today's teenagers. The problem is today's teenagers have even less
of an attention span than I did, which I know some of my high
school teachers, like Mrs. Orwig an Mrs. Vance, may find hard to
believe.
So how did I exactly come to be a youth director?
Well, all I can say is I feel that's what I've been called to do.
That sounds so weird or out of the ordinary to some of you,
I'm sure. I think we are all called to whatever it is we are doing.
Some of you are teachers, some coaches, some store owners,
some grove workers, some car salesman, some utility company
workers, some work for the state or local government and some,
well God bless you, are youth workers. The Lord has put you were
He wants you to be, or is trying to get you there whether you know
it or not.
So as I ponder what I'll be doing 20 years from now, I have a
feeling it will be a lot of the same. Like trying to figure out where
I can buy 20 pumpkins for $40 or less for a game of pumpkin bowl-
ing. Yes, that's right, pumpkin bowling in the church parking lot,
real pins and real pumpkins. (It was a blast!) We also played bal-
loon master, where one person on your team is taped, sticky side
out, with a role of tape-and everyone else is blowing up balloons
(20 to be exact) and sticking them to the taped person. Then there
is an obstacle course and a race to the finish line, where the person
with the most balloons left wins. Neither idea was mine originally,
although I did throw in a couple of my own wrinkles.
Well, I better get back to my other job. No, not being a youth
director, but a dad and a husband.,That's one I never really thought
about much growing up.
It is also one I can't ever stop loving. It's my favorite thing to
be. It brings me so much joy and so much happiness, so much
stress and craziness, too, but I wouldn't trade a second of being a
dad and a husband; it is so much fun.
Hope you are doing what you were called to do.




Marriage Topic



Of ZS Event


Yolanda Esquivel will be the
guest speaker for a women's
event scheduled for Friday,
Dec. 5, at the Zolfo Springs
Civic Center.
The topic is "Stay Married."
"We are living in the last
days, and there has been way
too much divorce and remar-
riage among the Christians,"
she says. "We. live at a time
where this is accepted by
church and society, but it is not
biblical at all." Esquivel will
share scriptural passages.
"This is a must-attend event
for all women, those women
who are suffering marriage
problems, those who have
never been married as well as
for those with stable marriages.
I also recommend high school
girls to attend so they can learn
about the young man they will
I


Esquivel


Nothing is more the child of
art than a garden.
-Sir Walter Scott

No one tuna garden alone.
-Elizabeth Lawrence


someday marry," she says.
"I want to encourage ladies
not to give up, to make their
marriages work and keep their
family together especially in
these difficult times," she adds.
The event will start at 6:30
p.m. with a light dinner.
Tickets are $10, which will
include the cost of the meal.
Tickets may be purchased
Monday-Saturday from 10 to 5
at Gently Used Consignment
Boutique, which is sponsoring
the event. Gently Used is locat-
ed at 610-B S. Sixth Ave.,
across from Nicholas Family
Restaurant.
Deadline for tickets is
Tuesday, Dec. 2. There can be
no walk-ins on the day of event.
Esquivel has been married to
her husband, Chevy Esquivel,
for 25 years. They have four
children together, ages 23, 21,
16 and 13. They live in
,Wauchula.


STORE SCORES Dirty socks, grass-stained jeans and bat-
tered helmets are the usual for most parents of all-star athletes in
Hardee County.
A new store, Hibbett Sports, has come to the rescue of sports
moms by offering a wide variety of equipment and apparel in a
convenient location.
Hibbett Sports officially opened Oct. 9 on U.S. 17 South in
Wauchula, and has since had sky-rocketing sales. "We increase
sales every month. A lot of people in Wauchula appreciate not hav-
ing to drive far to get what they want. We basically have everything
you could ask for," says manager Brett Hayes.
Not only are Wauchulans heading to Hibbett for its high-qual-
ity sports equipment, but also for the latest styles in athletic shoes
and apparel. Name brands such as Nike, Reebok, Adidas, K-Swiss
and Jordans, along with a wide variety of cleats, are available at the
store.


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
"Head Coach" Brett Hayes of Hibbett Sports with a small
portion of the wide variety of fashionable and athletic
shoes offered at the new store.
Hibbett carries equipment and apparel for football, baseball,
basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming and exercise. Hibbett is
currently working on adding golf to its list of selections.
Folks are encouraged to go to Hibbett.com and browse the
items online. Anything that the Wauchula Hibbett does not have in
stock can be ordered, with free shipping, and arrive within one to
two weeks..
Not only is Hibbett helping the wallets and gas tanks of many
families throughout the community, but it is also working to go
beyond its walls to help out in the community and schools.
"We are looking into being able to give donations to the com-
munity when needed. However, we have to go through corporate
and wait on their decision. We also offer team orders, which will
help out the high school and all the other school sports teams," says
Hayes.
For more information, visit Hibbett Sports at the Wauchula
Plaza, 1028 S. Sixth Ave., or call 773-0918.
SERVING VETERANS As of last week, Hardee County's
very own Robarts Family Funeral Home is certified as a Veterans
& Family Memorial Care Provider.
The distinction was conferred on Robarts because of its busi"
ness standards and professional service and care.
Robarts will be assisting veterans by providing them and their
spouses with a 10 percent discount off funeral and cremation pre-
arrangements. As a Veterans & Family Memorial Care Provider,
Robarts will also counsel veterans on taking full advantage of the
burial benefit guaranteed them-by.the U.S. Department of Veterans '
Affairs.
Many veterans are unaware of their right to a free burial at any
of the nation's 125 national cemeteries, a benefit which could save
them up to $7,000 a person. It is Robarts' goal to become involved .
and to help the veterans who have faithfully served this country.
Robarts works with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the
American Legion, Hospice and many other veteran-based organi-
zations to better serve the soldiers of Hardee County. Robarts staff
prides itself in its lasting roots in the community to better serve the
ones who once served us.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
Savannah Faircloth at 773-3255 with your business news.



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11/13/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:47 am
Sets: 5:36 pm
LOD: 10:49:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:52 pm
Sets: 7:13 am
Major Times
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Minor Times
6:14 am-7:14 am
6:39 pm-7:39 pm
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Rises: 6:48 am
Sets: 5:36 pm
LOD: 10:48:00
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Sun Data
Rises: 6:48 am
Sets: 5:36 pm
LOD: 10:48:00
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Major Times
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Sets: 5:35 pm
LOD: 10:46:00
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PAGE ONE


DeSoto Bulldogs Nip Hardee Wildcats 21-20


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was the closest of games,
anyone's to win.
A missed field goal in the
final 10 seconds closed the door
on the Hardee Wildcat hopes in
the Class 3A, District 12 game
at Arcadia on Friday night.
From many angles it looked
as though the kick went through
the uprights, but officials ruled
it otherwise. It was the final of
several opportunities Hardee
had to pull the game out.
Another missed field goal, a
couple of lapses on Bulldog
break-aways and a conversion
run which came up six inches
short all combined to give
DeSoto the 21-20 victory and
district championship.
Hardee's final game of the
season, Senior Night on Friday,
will be another hard row to hoe.
The 'Cats are facing the Class
3A Ridge Community High
Bolts, which have won their
district title and have an 8-1
record, losing only to the Class
5A Lakeland Dreadnaughts
which are at 9-0 and ranked
second in the state. The Bolts
actually led in that game early
on before losing 28-15.
Quarterback Karlos Williams
leads the Bolts, who return run-
ning back Mike James, re-
ceivers Bruce West, Chris
Flowers and Donald Carter,
linebacker Jerrion Harris and a
half dozen others from the 2007
team which beat Hardee 26-13.
Against DeSoto on its turf, it
was another typical rivalry,
despite the difference in -the
records, the Wildcats at 4-4 and
the Bulldogs at 6-2. But, it's
never the same as any other
game with this game, the oldest
rivalry in the state in its 88th
showing. Hardee has the advan-
tage with a 53-29-5 record.
The 'Cats shut out the
Bulldogs 14-0 in the first half,
holding them to less than 50
yards offense. For the game,
_Hardee outdistanced DeSoto


with 340 yards gained to just
227 for the opponents. Hardee
had three times as many first
downs. Each team had one
turnover and they were about
equal in penalties.
Junior quarterback Ezayi
Youyoute earned offensive hon-
ors with 20 carries for 133
yards and a touchdown. Kel-
sheem White had six carries for
40 yards, but also launched a
40-yard halfback touchdown
pass to Carson Davis. Yououte
threw a 22-yarder to Antjuan
Jones.
Soph Jake Mayer accumulat-
ed 83 yards on 20 carries, Brek
McClenithan 14 yards on one
carry, Jones a couple of yards
and Jarrius Lindsey just eight


yards on three carries.
Junior Conner Davis collect-
ed defensive honors with five
tackles, two assists and a tackle
for loss. Tyler Alden added
three tackles, three assists, a
fumble recovery and tackle for
loss. David Newcomb and,
McClenithan each also had
three solo tackles. In on the
tackle parade also were Logan
Thomas, Postene Louisjeune,
Lunior St. Louis, Skylar Alden,
DeVante Carter, Scott Donald-
son, Jonathan Kelly and You-
youte.
McClenithan got the nod for
Special Teams player, with a
couple of good kick returns.
Soph Tre' Anderson, recently
moved up from the JV, took


I MET MY WIFE

SQUARE DANCING'


By JIMMY VALLEJO
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I interviewed Carl Weis.
Q. Where did you go to school?
A. I went from the first to fifth
grade in Bowling Green. I moved to
Wauchula in 1951 and finished school
there.
Q. How did you get to school?
A. I walked a little over a mile in
Bowling Green and rode the bus in
Wauchula.
Q. What did you do in your spare
time?
A.
When I 7 C,.. ii
lived in .* ,
Bowling
Green, I spent a lot of time in Paynes
Creek. In Wauchula, I hunted and
fished all the time.
Q. How did you get money?
A. I picked strawberries in Bowling
Green and in Wauchula I did farm
chores.
Q. How old were you when you
got your first car?
A. In 1964, my younger brother and
I shared a Chevy II. He drove to Polk
Community College.
Q. Where were you born?
A. I was born in Bowling Green.
Q. When were you born?


A. I was born on July 7, 1939.
Q. How many years have you
lived in Florida?
A. I have lived here all my life.
Q. How old were you when you
got married?
A. I was 41 years of age when I got
married.
Q. What year was it when you got
married?
A. It was 1981 when I got married.
Q. How old were you when you
got your first house?
A. I was 38 years of age.
Q. How many children do you
have?
A. I have one daughter.
Q. How many brothers and sisters
do you have?
A. I have two brothers and no sis-
ters.
Q. What did you do for your
school clothes?
A. My mother made my shirts when
I was in grammar school, and I wore
blue jeans.
Q. Who was more strict, your
mom or dad?
A. Neither of them was strict.
Q. Where did you meet your
wife?
A. At square-dancing class I met my
wife.


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Passing Completions,
Attempts & Interceptions
Passing Yards
Rushing Attempts/Yards
Total Yards
Turnovers
First Downs
Penalties, Lost Yardage
SCORING BY QUARTER
HARDEE

DESOTO


Scout Team honors.
"It was a close game, it could
have gone either way. The kids
played hard, with a lot of heart.
They represented the Wildcats
well," said Head Coach Tim
Price.
DeSoto won the coin toss and
elected to receive the football.
After junior Marcus Shaw
returned the kickoff 20 yards, a
penalty, an incomplete pass and
short gains forced a punt.
Hardee began at the Bulldog
46-yard line. Hardee ignited a
seven play drive which carried
the Wildcats to the Bulldog 5,
but a penalty backed Hardee up
five yards and led to a 27-yard
field goal attempt which went
wide right.
DeSoto had another three-
and-out, leaving Hardee in
good field position at the
Bulldog 39. White took the
pitch from Youyoute, had no
running room and found class-
mate Carson Davis alone
behind every defender for the
39-yard TD combination.
Junior Martin Vega split the
uprights for the PAT and Hardee
led 7-0 with a little over four
minutes left in the first period.
In its next series, Desoto was
again forced to punt and Hardee
took over on its 29. There was
an exchange of punts, which
took the game into the second
quarter. The DeSoto punt went
out of bounds at the Hardee 26.
Strong running by Youyoute
and Mayer. coupled with a 22-
yard pass to Jones, got Hardee
to the Bulldog 29. Youyoute
went over right tackles for the
score. The Vega kick made it
14-0 with eight minutes still left
in the first half.
The teams kept at it until
halftime without any further
scoring. Hardee get Desoto at
bay with a Conner Davis sack.
and good pass rushing by


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at its 35. It took over five min-
utes and 10 plays for Hardee to
score. Mayer ran the last five
yards. He also had the conver-
sion run hoping to put the
Wildcats in the lead. The ball
appeared to get across the goal
line, but officials ruled his knee
was down before he got the ball
over.
Hardee wasn't done yet. The
Wildcats recovered the onside
kick at the DeSoto 47 with a
DeSoto illegal substitution
penalty moving Hardee five
yards closer. In five plays,
Mayer, Lindsey, White and
Youyoute carried the ball to the
DeSoto 16, setting up a possible
winning field goal with 10 sec-
onds-left in the game.
The 33-yarder appeared to be
inside the goal posts but was
ruled wide left by inches. The
disappointed Wildcats heard the
boos of their fans amidst the
cheers of the Bulldog faithful..
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-
tributed to this report.


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Louisjeune.
The opening kickoff of the
second half went into the end
zone, starting Hardee at its 20.
A good series went away with
an Anthony Ruth interception
which left DeSoto at the
Wildcat 36. Two plays later,
Shaw rumbled for a 30-yard
TD. With the Sammy Barajas
kick, DeSoto had cut the
Hardee lead to 14-7.
Hardee had three first downs
before punting the ball away.
DeSoto broke loose for a couple
of good runs, ending with Isiah
Bryant going around left end
for the score. Danny Gonzalez
nailed this PAT kick and it was
a tie game 14-14 as the third
period ended.
Incomplete passes resulted in
a Hardee punt. DeSoto began at
its 44 and ended with a Shaw
47-yard TD run. The Barajas
kick was good. It was 21-20
\\ith 7:38 left in the game.
The next kickoff went out of
hound,. giving Hardee the ball


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COURTESY PHOTO
Bryon Allison and Jeannette Rollins
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Gordon and Susan Dew of
San Antonio announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Jeannette Marie Rollins, to
Byron Allison of Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 2006
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The prospective groom is the
son of Byron and Rita Allison
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Plans are being made for a
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mony in Tampa.


GREEN ACRES
The Green Acres 4-H home-
school club went on a field trip
to Paynes Creek State Park for a
butterfly observation on Friday,
Oct. 31.
We watched a movie about
the history of Florida, Paynes
Creek and the history of the
Seminole Indians. Paynes
Creek was named after George
Payne who ran a trading post on
the site in the 1840s. He was
killed during a Seminole Indian
attack and a monument in the
park designates his burial site.
We then toured the museum
and took a nature walk while
spotting different animal foot
tracks.
Ranger Jackson Moseley, an
entomologist with the Florida
State Parks, continued the
nature walk with a very inter-
esting talk about butterflies. He
caught butterflies such as the
Zebra Swallowtail and gave a
very informative talk on the
insect's life cycle and host
plants. We also learned the dif-
ference between moths and but-
terflies and what kinds of
predators they have. We also
learned that what most people
think are parts of a tree is
instead a very tine nest belong-
ing to different kinds of insects.
Our nature walk through
Paynes Creek State Park was an
amazing field trip and it was
lots of fun learning about ani-
mal tracks and butterflies.
The club is considering a but-
terfly exhibit-for display in the
county fair.
Green Acres 4-H home-
schooled club is holding their
next meeting at the county
extension office on Nov. 13 to
wrap shoe boxes for Operation
Christmas Child, and our goal is
50 shoe boxes.
Just to let everyone know,
Green Acres is open to any
home-schoolers in Hardee-
County: If they are interested in
joining, contact Duane and Joy
Brdmmett's home phone at
773-4595.
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Reporter

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Elizabeth Delaney kicked
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Musicale's 2008-09 sea-
son by performing at the
club's annual fall banquet
on Oct. 25. She presented.
.a variety of vocal num-
bers. The 26-year-old,
Hardee native is pictured
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Jerry and Gloria Delaney
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with her accompanist,
Marilyn Fisher of Lake
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Lake Wales. At the ban-
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Letter To The Editor
Congratulations To Local
Candidates, Barrack Obama


Dear Editor:
I would like for everyone to
take a deep breath. This excit-
ing election cycle has come to a
close.
Hardee County has chosen its
new leaders and to everyone
who cast a vote I say thank you.
I would like to take a
moment to extend a special
thanks to every candidate
involved in this election season
I respect your hard work and
dedication to better this com-
munity.
I would like to say congratu-
lations to those of you who won


your race. The citizens of
Hardee County have chosen
you to lead us in the next few
years. As an elected.official you
have my full support.
I would also like to say
thanks to all of our volunteers. I
was encouraged by the number
of people who contacted me to
ask how they could help.
Without the overwhelming ded-
ication of volunteers our efforts
would never make an impact.
The voters have chosen who
they feel will best lead are
county, state and country.
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for us to embrace our new lead-
ers as Americans. As John
McCain has said, "We didn't
hide from history. We make his-
tory".
America made history with
electing the first African-
American as President. I want
to congratulate our President-
Elect Barack Obama.
A famous Republican, Dr.
Martin Luther King once said,
"I have a dream that my four lit-
tle children will one day live in
a nation where they will not be
judged by the color of their skin
but by the content of their char-
acter."
I believe in America we are
living that dream today. We
always have and always will
stand strong in the face of
change and ask God to bless our
future together as Americans.
Chet Huddleston
Vice Chairman
Hardee County Republican
Executive Committee


4 BROTHERS, 1 CONCERT


COURTESY PHOTO
The four-brother gospel band, The Ball Brothers, will be in concert at the First United
Methodist Church in Fort Meade on Saturday. Joshua, Daniel, Andrew and Stephen Ball
make up the band from Illinois. They began their singing career in 2006, and have sung
at sold-out events like the Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Summer Tour and have
also made guest appearances on the Gaither Homecoming Video Series. The concert
begins at 7 p.m. For more Information about this or other concerts, contact the church
office at (863) 285-9059 or Chuck Hancock at 285-8171.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

HOW MANY ACTUALLY HEAR THE GOSPEL?
Let's say, generously, that 10 percent of the population goes to
church on Sunday.
Only half of all churches can be said to preach the unvarnished
Gospel these days, so that means only five percent of the popula-
tion actually encounter a genuine Gospel message.
But only three percent actually hear the Word because many
are half awake, tired, worried or preoccupied with other things:
bills to be paid, a car to be fixed, an exam coming up, a sick rela-
tive.
Also, some of these folks thing, "I've heard all this before. It's
boring. Why struggle to concentrate?"
About two percent hear the message and get it!
They rejoice in the revelation received, but they have not
learned how to keep it. So, by Sunday night for all practical pur-
poses, it's gone.
My guess is that about one percent latch on to the Gospel mes-
sage like hungry beggar grabs piece of bread and resolve with
God's help to put it into practice immediately. When this happens,
God immediately sends grace to this tiny minority, and they are
enabled to do what they have purposed.
Such people grow, mature and are able to help others.
Now this seems to promise a very small return for the labor of
preaching. But we must not forget the message of Matthew 13:3.
Jesus told of a sower who sowed seeds in many unlikely places, but
when that seed fell on good ground, it brought forth a harvest 30-
fold, 60-fold, even a 100-fold!
Which ought to tell us how dynamic that seed or that sermon
is. Unlikely or not, our Lord intends to complete all the work on
earth He has planned with that small group or believers!


Your Business Could Appear Here!
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At The Herald Advocate




\ The family of Charles T. "Buddy" Collie G,-
..4I would like to extend their sincere gratitude
-) ^ and thanks to the friends who have -
1/. helped during his time of illness and f ,
/k-' death. We appreciate the thoughts P
and prayers, flowers and food. We are
also thankful for the donations made to
his son Donovan's college account. In lieu \-
of further flowers or cash donations,
7 please send donations to the "Donovan T. Collie"
college account at Wauchula State Bank.
.,clg e With sincere thanks,
The Collie Family
Mary, Paul, Kathy,
Ginger, Meg & Donovan


Donations can be mailed to
'- Wauchula State Bank. Please make checks
payable to "Donovan T. Collie".
Mail to: Attn: Mary Anne Thompson,
/ PO Box 248, Wauchula, FL 33873
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Thank you, Thank you ...

To all my family and friends for your support,

to all that worked hard for our campaign and the

voters that selected me to be your Sheriff.

It is a great honor to be given the awesome

responsibility, of the trust and confidence that you

graciously bestowed to me. We will face the many

challenges during the next four years together.

With hard work and diligent prayer, we will make

it a very rewarding experience.

I look forward to talking with the many fine

people throughout Hardee County. I am here for

you as your Sheriff 863-781-1148.


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ARC PRESIDENT'S AWARD
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Rev. Randy Johnson, owner of Reality Ranch, recently won the President's Award
from ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens) of Florida for his advocacy for develop-
mentally disabled adults. The award has been given three times in the past five years.
Johnson, 55, offers therapeutic horse riding every Thursday for ARC clients. He was
paralyzed at age 21 in a diving mishap in a lake in Avon Park. The Wauchula Kiwanis
Club has a Horses for Handicapped program and supports the Hardee chapter of ARC.
Shown (from left) are Bo Conerly, Scott Dickson, Johnson and Thomas Trevino. Reality
Ranch is located east of Zolfo Springs on SR 66 and provides a cowboy and rodeo min-
istry, attracting riders from all over the country.


Balloon Race Open To County


The Super Sixties Reunion,
scheduled for the weekend of
Jan. 16, will be featuring a hot-
air balloon race the morning of
Jan. 17.
Twenty balloons have been
obtained to carry some 80 peo-
ple for a brisk morning adven-
ture over Hardee County. Each
balloon, measuring seven sto-
ries tall, will carry four passen-
gers and a pilot.
Invitation packets were re-
cently mailed to Hardee High
classes 1960 through 1969,
givin alumni of this decade the
first opportunity to register for
the balloon rides. However,
reunion chairman Jerold Knight
has agreed to open any avail-
able spaces not purchased by
class members to local resi-
dents.
Says Knight, "We're receiv-
ing ,more than a favorable
response from '60s classmates
already signing up. However,
there has been considerable
interest expressed to committee
members by local Hardee
County residents. This has
encouraged us to consider mak-
ing this somewhat of a commu-
nity event."
The balloons will launch
from Torrey Oaks Golf &
Country Club at dawn on Jan.
17 floating over Hardee County
for one hour before landing at a
destination determined by wind
direction. Each balloon will be


followed on the ground by a
chase team, which will trans-
port riders back to the launch
site and their vehicles.
Knight expresses "that some
are purchasing tickets for
Christmas presents for family
and that certificates can be
issued in a person's name for
wrapping or stocking stuffers."
The cost for the balloon race
is $150 per person, and with
early specification, every effort
will be made for individual
placement with friends or fami-
ly.
All registrations with full
payment must be received no
later than Dec. 15. Registration
forms may be picked up from
Cat's on Main or Java Caf6, and


any questions answered by
phoning Knight at (305) 345-
0111 or Sue Jackson at (863)
773-4065.
Balloon participants are re-
quested to arrive at 6 a.m. for
registration and preparation the
morning launch. All are encour-
aged to be on time as others will
be arriving for a golf scramble
at the same location. Family
and friends, as well as local res-
idents, are invited to come out
and watch as the colorful dis-
play of balloons ascends over
Hardee County.
Professional photographers
will be on hand to take pictures
for purchasing. Early registra-
tion is encouraged as this on a
first to sign up basis.


Former Resident
Makes Calendar
To Help Kids
Former Hardee County resi-
dent Annie (Shackleford) Agar-
wal is looking for sponsors for
her project, The Dream Calen-
dar.
She is a photographer and has
created the calendar, which fea-
tures local children from the
Tampa/Seffner area. The chil-
dren all suffer from a life-alter-
ing illness or disability.
Members of the community
and businesses help sponsor the
calendar, allowing 100 percent
of sales to be donated to Clouds
of Hope. The goal is to raise
enough money to rebuild two
local playgrounds in the
Tampa/Seffner area.
Agarwal is the daughter of
Gerald and Dee Shackleford of
Wauchula and wife of Rahul
Agarwal, a teacher and director
of ministry at USE
Hardee Countians interested
in supporting the project or pur-
chasing a calendar may contact
Gerald or Dee Shackelford.


JOSEPH E. BARTON
Army Pvt. Joseph E. Barton
has graduated from basic mili-
tary training at Fort Sill in
Lawton, Okla.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission and received in-
struction and training exercises
in drill ceremonies, Army histo-
ry, core values and traditions,
military, courtesy and justice,
physical fitness, First Aid, rifle
marksmanship, weapons use,
map reading and land naviga-
tion, foot marches, armed and
unarmed combat, and field
maneuvers and tactics.
He is the son of Charles and
Susan Barton of Wauchula.
Barton is a 2008 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School.


You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such a
great while ago after all. The time shortens up.
-William Dean Howells


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Mr. and Mrs. Todd Crawley,
Delray Beach, a five pound four
ounce daughter, Kathleen Mary,
and a four pound three ounce
.daughter, Paige Elizabeth, born
Oct. 3, 2008, at West Boca
Hospital, Boca Raton. Mrs.
Crawley is the former Molly
Malloy. Maternal grandparents
are Terry and Anita Malloy of
Gainesville. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Leonard and Mary Lois
Crawley of Bowling Green.


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eight pound two ounce son, Ty
Bentley, born Sept. 26, 2008, at
Women's Regency Hospital,
Winter Haven. Mrs.
MontsDeOca is the former Amy
Cherry. Maternal grandparents
are Terry Lynn and Barney
Cherry of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are Jimmie and
Marilyn Best of Bowling Green
and Denny MontsDeOca of Se-
bring.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant as
a newborn only may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.


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515 Civic Center Drive, Wauchula

TicketU are $12.00 each
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Soccer Girls Win Opener Hartman Diving At State


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcat soccer
team started its season with a 4-
1 win at Sarasota Booker last
Thursday.
"It's a good start to the sea-
son, to go out and play so well,"
said first-year coach David
Hatch. "If they keep working
hard and playing as a team, that
will make them hard to beat.
They need to forget about the
past and start a new," he added.
Hatch has 18 girls on the
opening roster. He is assisted by
Wauchula Elementary third
grade teacher Greg Cassola and
parent Julian Garcia. "We're
really proud how the girls have
stepped up. They been putting
forth a lot of effort in practice
and it showed last night that it
paid off," said Hatch.
The 27-year old coach has
been playing soccer since age 4.
He played in high schlol in
South Carolina and t huk1cci
Williams Universit\ in Rh ,ic
Island, where he ohbtncd ,
degree in education and phil,
ophy. "I grew up playing it ,1nl
have a passion for the p rt. hc
said. Hatch also cnijo\- mt.,,r-
cycling, fishing iand 1i.lm in
his spare time.
He plans to continuI fcns
practices on ball skill- ,ind ,n-
ditioning. The onl!, .nic ihii,
week was Tuesd:,. .." -.ci in,.
There are two m': i ..J t ic1
before the Thank' .i\ti; hicirck.
a trip to Braden : 18 and another '..n i'Park i nk
Nov. 21.
A four-game home stand
begins on Dec. 2. \\hcn Ayon
Park visits, followed ", Fort
Meade, Palmetto and I)eSoto.
Most: games are doubl'c-head-


ers, with the girls playing at 6
p.m. and the boys squad about
7;30 or 8 p.m. The exceptions
are the girls game at Booker to
start the season and a boys
game at Booker on Jan. 13 to
end their season.
On the girls squad are Maria
Anselmo, Alma Alvarez, Ana
Barbosa, Mary Cleto, Vicky
Contreras, Daisy Escoto, Kris-
tina Garcia, Chelsea Goolsby,
Crystal Hebert, Abigail Hernan-
dez, Maria Jaimes, Sara Lopez,
Marce Ramirez, Nancy Rami-
rez, Raquel Rosales, Alejandra
Velasquez, Gloria Venegas and
Brenda Zamora.
Goals were scored last week
by mid-fielders Anselmo and
Nancy Ramirez and center Gar-
cia.


Hatch
The full boys roster is not
available yet as some are still
involved in fall sports.
Staff writer Kasey Helms con-
tributed to this report.


NEW TRUCK SHOWING


SI. . 4 -

PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Alan Jay Ford in Wauchula on Nov. 4 held an open house for showing the 2009 Ford F-
150 pickup. From left are Joe Mullins, Teresa Simmons, Joe Jones, a Ford
Representative named Sherry, Erin Wetherington, Jimmy Smith, and Sonia Deemer.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Senior Sheldon Hartman will
represent Hardee High in the
state diving competition tomor-
row (Friday).
The only diver, he was one of
a baker's dozen from Hardee
which bettered their results in
the finals of the Class IA, Re-
gional 2 swim meet, hosted by
Trinity Prep in Orlando on
Saturday.
Seniors Dusty Spears, Kaitlin
Justice, Lee Cortez and Joe
Porter, juniors Chelsea Goolsby
and Josh Rickett, and sophs
Kyle Bodeck, Kate Krause,
Katilyn Kennedy and Dylan
Justice all lowered their times
from the preliminary to finals in
their events.
Hartman placed fourth, earn-
ing 302.35 points in diving,,
good enough to qualify him for
state where he will be among
the best of the best 241 boys
from all over the state.
Rickett went under the 59-
second mark in the 100-yard
butterfly, his first time to do so
this year. He placed sixth, how-
ever, and will not advance. He
also placed 12th in the 200-yard
individual medley, cutting time
from 2:22.57 in the preliminar-.


ies to 2:21.44 in the finals.
Senior Tyler Robertson also
missed the cut, placing 20th
overall in the 50 freestyle. At
23.64 in the prelims, he was
unable to maintain that in the
finals, finishing two hundreds
slower at 23.66.Robertson also
placed llth in the 200 free,
where soph Kyle Bodeck drop-
ped his time over a second from
1:02.43 to 1.01.04.
Similarly, senior Joe Porter
sliced his time in the 100
breaststroke from 1:18.49 in the
prelims to 1:17.68 in the finals.
Another senior to ,cut her
times was Kaitlin Justice, drop-
ping from 1:04.91 in the pre-
lims to 1:04.54 in the finals of
the 100 freestyle. She also
swam in the 50 freestyle, where
junior Chelsea Goolsy dropped
her times from 32.99 to 31.92,
over a tenth of a second.
Seniors Dusty Spears and Lee
Cortez both dropped their times
in the 500 freestyle. Spears had
a significant drop from 6:20.61
to 6:14.78, while Cortez also
dropped quite a bit from
7:01.08 to 6:53.75. Spears also
cut his time in the 200 free from
2:17.81 to 2:16.99.
Kaitlyn Kennedy dropped her
time over three seconds in the


100 backstroke, at 1:27.79 in
the prelims to 1:24.58 in the
finals. She also competed in the
500 freestyle, with her best time
of 7:14.32 in the prelims.
Krause cut her time in the
200 freestyle from 2:27.51 to
2:26.67 and also lowered her
time in the 100 freestyle from
1:06.50 to 1:04.76.
Dylan Justice also did well in
the 100 backstroke, cutting his
time from 1:15.14 in the pre-
lims to 1:14.47 in the finals.
Two of the boys relays did
well. They placed 14th overall
in the 200 free relay, with
seniors Isaac Vasquez and
Robertson, junior Rickett and
soph Justice cutting time from
1:46.87 to 1:43.63.
They were also in the 400
free relay where they placed
16th, with seniors Spears and
Chris Reid, junior Jake Willis
and soph Bodeck.
Other Hardee swimmers
competing were senior Brittany
Wiggins and soph Hunter
Henderson.
The Hardee boys placed 16th
of the 26 teams in the regionals.
Hardee girls tied with Florida
Air Academy in Melbourne.


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Attention:

Hardee County Disposal

Customers:


Due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday,
November 27th, there will be no garbage
collection. Thursday's route will be collected on
Monday, December 1st. There will be no change
to Friday and Saturday routes.

Reminder: Yard Trash pick up service is to be
called in no later than the Tuesday before the first
Wednesday of each month. Yard Trash must be:
Bagged bundled or put in cans
Each may not exceed 50 pounds
Limbs may not exceed 4ft. in length or 4
inches in diameter A


HAPPY
THANKSGIVING!
FROM
HARDEE COUNTY
DISPOSAL,
INCORPORATED/


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HARDEE BOYS & GIRLS SOCCER

Nov. 6 Booker Girls Only Away 6:00
11 Sebring Away 6/7:30
18 Braden River Away 6/7:30
21 Avon Park Away 6/7:30
Dec. 2 Avon Park Home 6/7:30
,3 Fort Meade Home 6/7:30
9 Palmetto Home 6/7:30
11 DeSoto Home 6 7:30
15 DeSoto Away 6 30
16 Booker Home 6 -:30
18 Sebring Home 6/7:30

Jan. 6 Palmetto Away 6/7:30
8 Braden River Home 6/7:30
13 Booker Boys (V) Away 6/7:30
Boys Head Coach Gilbert Vasquez
Girls Head Coach David Hatch


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Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
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Mobile Homes
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Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


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3 Bedroom/2 Bath home in
Golfview. Big 1+ acre lot. 2
car garage. $175,000.
3 BR/2 BA house on 7 1/2
acres. Stocked pond. This pro-
perty is zoned for up to 3
homes! $179,900.
PRICE REDUCED! 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. $143,900.
45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds included
(subject to FOM contract).
Located in NE Hardee County.
$427,500
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


Wauchula Hills
Corner of Hwy 17
and REA Rd.
773-2011


Waterfront property! 2 BR/2
BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a deep
water canal that leads into
Charlotte Harbor. Buyer con-
cessions possible. Priced right
at $165,000!
1 acre. Great place for your
new home! Close to schools,
shopping and hospital in
Wauchula. Paved road
frontage. Deed restrictions,
Zoned FR. Lot size 130' X 305'.
$38,500
Cut your electric bill in half! 3
BR 2 BA in Riverview is newly
remodeled and built for effi-
ciency! $189,900.
2 BR/1 BA CB home. Metal
roof put on after %Hurricane.
Some work needs to be done
inside. Large corner lot in
Wauchula. $72,000.
20 acres in Sweetwater area.
Excellent land! Previously a
grove and farmed. Well and
pump included. $12,500 per
acre.


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 John H. Gross
(863)781-0161 Rick Knight
Calvin Bates (863)381-7242


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3x3 TRASH PUMP, new, 5-1/2 HP,
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citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc


2001 FORD F150 XLT, super cab,
very nice, loaded, make offer.
832-2580. 11:13p
Great works are often born
on a street corner or in a
restaurant's revolving door.


GLASS DOLPHIN table with six
cloth chairs, $200 OBO. 863-781-
1805. 11:3p1


RANCH WORK, mowing, spray-
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3BR/2BA, NEW CONSTRUCTION,
ceramic tile. Owner will finance.
832-1984. 10:30-11:27p


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1012 Briarwood Drive

$289,000
3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Large Upstairs Office,
Beautiful Outdoor Entertaining Area,
and Much, Much More!


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FAIR HOUSING / EQUAL
HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
It is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, reli-
gion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or familial
status when renting, selling or financing a home or
property.

You Have Rights!! If you feel you have been discrimi-
nated against when buying or renting a home please
contact Ms. Pamela Northup, City Clerk at the City of
Bowling Green (863) 375-2255.

The City of Bowling Green'is a Fair Housing Advocate
as explained in the City of Bowling Green's Fair
Housing Ordinance which outlines steps that can be
taken locally to report housing discrimination.

A copy of this ordinance can be obtained at
the Bowling Green City Hall in addition information
on Fair Housing and Fair Housing Law can be
obtained by contacting the Housing Discrimination
Hotline at, 1-800-669-9777 (Voice) 1-800-927-9275
(TTY) or on the world wide web at
http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm 11:13c






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

Best Mobile Home Location 3BR/2BA well maintained mobile
home in Downing Place. Clost to shopping hospital and restau-
rants $77,000.00 MLS # 202856
Owner relocating to another state Has two properties to sell:
* Price Reduced 3BR 2BA Home on 2.5 acres located west of
Wauchula close to town Large carport Good Country Living -
$222,500.00
* Enjoy the easy living in this 2007 S/W mobile home includes
2BR/2BA located 8 miles east of Wauchula off Morgan Grice
Road. Own your own lot and home for $52,500.00
NEW HOMES NEW HOMES- NEW HOMES
On NEW HOMES Insurance usually cheaper Year's Warranty
- Less Maintenance homes from $125,000.00 to $299,000.00 and
all in between A home to fit your budget. Remember you can
trade up like trading cars also if you are an empty nester you can
trade down. Locations Zolfo Springs Wauchula Bowling
Green and Wauchula Hills -
3BR 2BA CB home in excellent subdivision all conveniences -
Garage enclosed porch. $190,000.00
WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
,- Anyone with a computer can _.1 ^
access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours
Oralia D. Flores (863) 781-2955 Tony Flores (863) 781-0744
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER -
3/2, in-ground pool, owner fin.,
terms neg., zoned commercial.
727-359-4395. 11:6-20p
3BR/2BA, 1/2 ACRE, 540 Orange
Ave., Joe L. Davis Subdivision.
Appointment showing. 773-3787,
781-1982. 10:23-11:20p


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SMALL CHILDS MINI-HORSE, 11
HH, pink saddle & all tack Includ-
ed, $1,000 firm. 863-781-1805.
11:13p


LOST 2 black cows, Industrial
Park, new school area. REWARD
info to return or for return. 781-
1715,773-9276. 10:16-11:13p


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* Payroll Services Workers Compensa


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Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085 Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


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Over 40 years experience residential, agricultural, com-
mercial -and industrial properties.
Call us for information on current listings.
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I N C., REALTORS
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W O REALTORS
S JOE L. DAVIS
SRE R JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
S JonO'Neal CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY
SYou may qualify to receive a grant for dow
payment assistance on your new ho j,
See more listings at www.Joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Possible owner financing! PEACE RIVER FRONTAGE!
Gorgeous 37 acs on the Peace 1.06 ac parcel w/city water &
River has native areas, tree- sewer. Zoned R-l, which can
lined paths, open pasture, hik- accommodate 2 homesites,
ing trails and 1400ft of river Being sold w/0.35 ac parcel,
frontage. Property is fenced. which can accommo-
$595,000! date 1 homesite. $34,500!
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful
country setting, lots of wildlife. 4BR/2BA CB home has
22 acs located hal f wa y 3,500+SF under roof. Secluded
between Wauchula & Avon 5 acs w/landscaping & private
Park has 2-story 3BR/2.5BA rd access. Large attached
CB home w/fireplace & large garage. Workshop w/affixed
screened in back porch. carport & half-bath. $225,000!
$389,900! Adjacent 5 acs available.
PRICE PRICE R 2.62 ac Generous 1.5 ac residential
parcel on Merle Langford Rd, lot in Okeechobee Co is priced
has pond & is great size for below assessed value for great
homesite, recreation or cattle. investment! $30,000!
Eligible for permitting.
$50,000! HOMESITES OR INVEST-
5 lots in Wauchula have total of MENT! Four residential lots in
978ft rd frontage. Close to Indian Lake Estates. Three lots
hasponda&,schools and shopping. are 100'x218', listed for
hospital, schools and shopping. $22000 each. One is 200'x218'
Call for individual lot prices or 22 eac ne '
buy all for $95,000! listed for $46,000! Golf course,
community center, fishing pier,
Two 5 ac parcels improved & shops!
pastureland, high & dry. One
parcel has well & septic. PRICE REDUCED! Two resif
$14,500/ac! dential lots in Highlands Park
Estates in Lake Placid, both
Vacant 55ftX155ft corner lot 75X150, listed for $4,000!
fronting SR66 & Poplar St,
Zolfo Springs. Zoned Corn- 2BR home on Main St.
munity Commercial-$22,000! Beautiful oaks. $69,000!
RE.VlTOR ASSOCIAI FS AFIER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-U15.' D.AVID ROYAL...........781-349(
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON............832-0130b
JUANDELATORRE.......781-1128 JAMES STALLINGS.. 863-412-4379
l U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, \,AUCHUlIA, FL 33873
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th.Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


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DUCK AND GOOSE hatching
eggs. 773-3168. 11:13nc
32" TV WITH ENTERTAINMENT
center and DVD player, $300. 863-
245-3248. 11:13p
CHERRY WOOD DESK, $45; table
w/3 chairs, $40; fax machine,
color Lexmar, $50; Sony home
theater DVD system, $100; Ashley
sectional sofa w/recliners, $500.
664-0229. 11:13p
SMALL CHILDS MINI-HORSE, 11
HH, pink saddle & all tack includ-
ed, $1,000 firm. 863-781-1805.
11:13p
BOWFLEX, $600 OBO; electric
crossbow exerciser, $600 OBO;
futon, $40; desk, $40; twin bed; 2
computers make offer. 773-0236,
832-2468. 11:13p
MOTORCYCLE 2002 HONDA
Shadow 750, $2,500 OBO. 863-
445-0708. 10:30-11:27p
52-R SPORTS ART stationary
bike, $1,500 new, will sell $500.
863-781-7089. 10:16-11:13p


NEW MOBILE HOME for sale,
3BR/3BA on lot in Bowling Green,
$3,000 down and $646.73 per
.ionth. 773-2007. 11:13p
2BR/2BA FULLY furnished on
large lot in Zolfo Springs Sub-
division, $55,000. 269-473-3381
or 269-876-7977. 11:13-20p
CHARLIE CREEK 1015 Bluejay,
3BR/2BA, 2005 mobile home,
stove, refrigerator, $57,500.
Owner pays closing cost. 941-
627-2769. 10:9tfc
MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE!!! In
quiet family park, 2 or 3 bedroom,
2 bath, handyman special, low
down and rent to own possible.
Don't wait, won't last. 863-698-
4910. 9:4tfc
REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
2997. 7:3-12:25p
I am not young enough to
know everything.


Short Time Job* Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay .
answwws-a-same
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Hest-Pay Here
Established Credit* Late Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
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FREE LONG HAIRED male kit-
tens. 767-0911. 11:13nc
GOOD HOMES NEEDED for 1
adult cat; 1 adult dog, 3 puppies,
All Creatures Animal Hospital.
773-9215. 11:13c
RED HEELERS, 1 male, 1 female,
10 weeks old. 863-244-8431.
11:13p
SMALL CHILDS MINI-HORSE, 11
HH, pink saddle & all tack includ-
ed, $1,000 firm. 863-781-1805.
11!13p
DOG GROOMER All breeds,
20+ years experience, knowl-
edge of hand stripping, home-
based. 773-4528, 773-4908.
10:16-11:13p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see If you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control Is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-.
tion. tfc-dh


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


1994 SATURN SUNLINER, tan-
dum wheels, electric brakes, 18',
roof air, microwave, excellent
condition, lite-weight to tow. Need
to sell due to health problems.
Sacrifice asking $2,800. 863-
445-0953. 11:13-20p
31 FT. DUTCHMAN CAMPER,
great condition, $9,000 or with full
Fla. room, $10,500. Call 607-377-
9089 or 607-664-7210 or office
863-735-1331 @ Cracker Lake RV
Resort. 11:13-20p
32' 1989 TRAVELMASTER RV,
53,000 miles, runs good, hunter's
special, $5,000 OBO. 773-3596,
245-0008. 11:6-12:4p


B,- Trit County Appliance Repairf


November Specials
$4500 Service Fee
or
* 1 appliance water filter
for $2000-
with a paid service call on any home appliance


SLIDE IN CAMPER for full size
pickup, air, new refrigerator, $850.
863-285-7760. 11:13-20p
'03 HONDA FOUR WHEELER, 600
CC, good condition, 4x4, $3,000.
863-781-7698, 773-2267.
11:13-12:4p


FOR RENT: Singlewide in Charlie
Creek MHP, 3/2, $475 per month.
773-2007. 11:13p
3BR/2BA/1CG new const., vault-
ed ceilings, must see, $800 month
and security. 863-443-2903
www.bghomes.net. 10:16tfc
2BR/1BA APARTMENT, central
A/C, $525. 781-1987 after 5:30
p.m. 10:16-11:13p
NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal.
Lake Village, 1 BR, $600/month.
767-8822. 10:2tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc


3BR/1BA CENTRAL AIR/HEAT,
very spacious. 735-2626. 11:13c
LAKE PLACID 3BR/BA, Florida
room, central air, heat, garage.
735-2626. 11:3-20c
4BR/1 LARGE BATH, 483 Circle
Drive, $950 monthly. Call if inter-
ested Stacy 781-1965 or Richard
863-255-3330. 10:30-11:27p
VERY CLEAN 1BR/1BA, no pets,
no smoking, $575 month, $500
security. 781-1528. 10:23tfc
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.
7:31tfc


K-MAC MACHINERY & SERVICE, LLC
Full Machine Shop
Welding & Metal Fabrication
Lathe & Mill Work
Hydraulic Hoses
Site Work
Brake and Shear
? Heavy Duty Drilling & Boring ,Wj.,
= Perry T. Knight Owner/Operator
. Office 863-767-1333 Cell 863-781-0145
5 640 South 6th Avenue Wauchula, FL 33873









4BR/2BA, Zoned Commercial. Hwy 17, South of bowling
alley, Wauchula. $135,000.
3BR/2BA 2005 Mobile Home on 1 acre, Hwy 64 W., Zolfo
Springs. Totally furnished. $80,000.
2BR/1BA, Townsend St., Wauchula. $54,000.
3BR/2BA, totally remodeled, Florida Ave., Wauchula.
$149,000.
3BR/2BA, doublewide, Downing Circle, Wauchula. Owner
Anxious. $69,000. C111:13c


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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

See this lovely home on tree shaded lot;
4B/2Bth brick home, close to schools and shop-
ping; large carport, fenced backyard, 12X16
building with water and electric. $195,000
Well maintained CB home on 11 acres;
3B/lBth; large fireplace, enclosed porch; flow-
ing creek on property. $225,000
MAKE AN OFFER OWNER MOTIVATED!
3B/1Bth home on large lot; central H/A,
screened porch, outside storage. $98,500
IMMACULATE 2005 D/W mobile home,
3B/2Bth on 1/2 acre overlooking beautiful pas-
ture; this home is in excellent condition and is
partially furnished; built under new FL
requirements for durability; 12x16 screened
porch; new 10x12 Smithbilt shed w/electric.
$95,000
GOLF COURSE HOME! Lots of room in this
3B/3.5Bth brick and Hardee board home;
3800square feet; carpet and laminate floors;
very nice curb appeal. $350,000
WELL MAINTAINED mobile home in Charlie
Creek Estates; 2B/lBth, completely furnished
including small freezer and patio furniture; sin-
-gle carport, metal roof in 2006, screened porch
- MOVE IN READY! $45,000


Bus. (863) 773-0007 .
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Delois Johnson
GREAT VALUE! This comfortable and cozy
3B/2Bth home is located on large lot in quiet set-
ting just outside city limits; wood deck,
enclosed porch, wood burning fireplace; sepa-
rate entrance to family room with additional
kitchen. $155,000
Corner lot with 3B/lBth C/B home, convenient-
ly located and move in ready. $155,000
2.76 acres of pasture located on Hwy 64 West, 2"
well. $49,000
Homes of Merit D/W on 17.22 acres; 3B/2Bth;
tile and carpet floors; deck and 16x54 pole barn.
$340,000
14.74 Acre Tract Nice sloping tract, very well
drained; large pond and some native trees;
excellent home site. $195,000
ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED and POSSIBLE
OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of pasture-
land; secluded; small pond with natural flow of
water; perfect for home site or small ranch.
$255,000
Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees, large
oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000
Merle Langford Road 5 acre tract of land;
OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASON-
ABLE OFFERS! $90,000


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON I
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743 ASSOCIATE: JOSEFINA GARAY......863-399-3329
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971 ASSOCIATE: JUDY HINERMAN..............735-0268
ASSOCIATE: ROBERT HINERMAN........227-0202
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tar 2001 Chevy Silverado LT
Z71 Ext. Cab 4x4


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1999 Ford
VIN# 1FDAF56F2XEB61244
10 a.m. November 29, 2008
Mr. E Pre-Owned Autos & Wrecker
1093 Hwy. 17 N. Wauchula, FL 33873
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HELP WANTED

Hair Stylist needed.

Must have 2 years experience.

Call Hawaiian Breeze Salon at

285-6888 or 559-2501
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Trained Licensed Insured Professional Service


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LOW DOWN-
OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565 S


Capital Markets Analyst

Farm Credit of Southwest Florida is seeking an experienced Capital Markets
Analyst with excellent analytical & technical skills for its Commercial Loan
Department. Candidate will be responsible for preparing & completing loan pack-
ages on large and complex commercial loans. Candidate will be responsible for
completing projections and analysis, conducting credit investigations, and making
clear and appropriate recommendations for actions on loans and loan treatments.
Candidate will be responsible for monitoring compliance of covenants on an $813
billion portfolio. Requirements: BS degree in fiance, accounting, or agricultural
economics. Masters degree desired. Experience in analyzing and underwriting
large complex commercial loans. Excellent understanding of GAAP accounting
and cash flow analysis. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability
to work in a team environment. Salary and incentive plan commiserate with expe-
rience. Only experienced Candidates should apply. We are an equal opportunity
employer For immediate consideration, please submit resume confidentially to
.Emma Lee Scott, Human Resource Department, Farm Credit of Southwest
Florida, ACA, 330 N BrevardAve, Arcadia, Florida 34266 or escott@agfirst.com.
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OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT, prime
location along Hwy. 17., approx.
247 sq. ft. each, $475 per month
plus tax, electric and water
Included. 863-773-2007.
10:23-11:20p
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack UlIrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


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


DO YOUR NEED a babysitter?
Responsible Christian. mother,
reasonable rates. Contact Vicki at
863-375-4408. 11:13p


CLEANING BY CHRISTINA
Courtesy .Competent
Conscientious
Homes Businesses
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ental rropertli
863-446-1195
CAREGIVER FOR YOU
or disabled love one
enced, bonded, have r
773-3781. 11


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR05018 9:18-12:25P
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
11:13-2:14p
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:15p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
,of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
12:6tfcdh
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North, Wau-
chula. 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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les NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
S11:13p TROUBLE? CALL
1P2 ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
UR elderly For complete well, sales,
e, experl- service and installation,
eferences. call (863) 773-6448.
:13-12:11p 7:18tfc


HOME HEALTH AIDE CNA will
assist with care in your home.
References available. 941-815-
8012. 11:13-20p
TRACTOR MOWING, bushhog-
ging, reasonable rates. Call 941-
730-8180 if no answer leave a
message. 10:16-11:13p


ATTENTIONI 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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WANTED Duck and goose
hatching eggs. 773-3168.11:13nc
WANTED TO BUY Local Indian
artifacts, arrowheads & spear-
points. Call after 7 p.m. 863,735-
0428. 10:23-11:20p
ROOMMATE -Room for rent $400
a month. 245-9481. 11:13-20p


THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY -
8-?, 1774 Polk Road. 11:13p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 730 & 735
Grove Street, Bowling Green.
Lots of stuff including handmade
denim purses. 11:13p
SATURDAY 8-?, 125 N. 1st Ave.,
Wauchula. Clothes, toys, misc.
Items. 11:13p
SATURDAY 3210 N. Magnolia
Street, Zolfo. 11:13p
SATURDAY 8-4, 64 West, 1.5
miles from Pioneer Park. Lots of
stuff. 11:13p
SATURDAY 7 a.m., home items,
clothes, misc, 2-family, N. Hwy.
17, left Bostick Rd., right Hanusch
Rd follow signs. 11:13p
SATURDAY 8 a.m.-?, 501 Eighth
St., E., Zolfo, corner of Poplar and
Eighth, clothes and furniture.
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FRIDAY/SATURDAY 9 to 4,
Southwestern-western decor, 755
John Deere tractor, $1,500. 4048
Sunset Drive, Zolfo Springs. 781-
4936. 11:13p
HUGE SALE New & used
clothes, large selection plus size
clothing, like new Jeff Gordon
Powerwheel, collectibles, glass-
ware, man stuff, kid stuff. Hwy. 17
just south of light in Bowling
Green, Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m.
11:13p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 1751 Star
Ave., Wauchula, off old Braden-
ton Road. 11:13p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8 to ?,
1350 St. Rd. 64 East across from
SKP Trailer Park, 2-family. 11:13p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY -
890 Sumner Rd., Wauchula,
clothes, furniture, exercise equip-
ment. 773-0236. 11:13p
NOV. 22 PALMETTO CLINIC,
Palmetto Street, Wauchula, 8-?,
appliances, clothes, furniture,
toys, misc. 11:13p
SATURDAY 8-2, 3206 School-
house Rd., Zolfo Springs. Lots of
goodies. 11:13p
SATURDAY 8-?, 1101 Downing
Circle, clothes, household items
& more. 11:13p
SATURDAY ONLY 8-?, 214 W.
Palmetto Street, I-Pod, chairs,
misc. 11:13p
SATURDAY 8-3, behind BP
Station corner of Hwy. 64 and 17,
Zolfo Springs. Children and
women clothes, baby items.
11:13p
SATURDAY 1409 Lost Acres,
Wauchula, clothing, misc., lots
more. 11:13p
SATURDAY 9:30-?, 175 2nd
Street, Zolfo Springs, misc.11:13p
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personal.
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Invitation to Bid
The City of Bowling Green is accepting bids for a
police sedan. The specifications for the vehicle equip-
ment may be obtained from the Police Deparmtent by
contacting either Captain Brett Dowden or Chjef John
Scheel at 863-375-2255 Monday through Friday from
8am to 5pm. cli1:6,13c




We Repair All Brands Of
Lawn Mowers Golf Carts ATVs
Chainsaws Grove Carts Trimmers etc.


829 Bostick Rd.
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Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were 3.00 to
5.00 lower, feeder steers and heifers were 2.00 to 4.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 108.00-165.00;
300-400 lbs., 97.00-125.00; and
400-500 lbs., 86.00-106.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 90.00-141.00;
300-400 lbs., 84.00-110.00; and
400-500 lbs., 75.00- 95.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 38.00-
44.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 54.00-
62.00.


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Girls Basketball
Cross Country
Regionals


Lake Region


Estero


Nov. 14 Varsity Football Ridge HOME 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 18 Girls Basketball Charlotte HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls/Boys Soccer Braden River Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 Girls Basketball DeSoto HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 Girls/Boys Soccer Avon Park Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22 Cross Country
State Dade City Away 9:00 a.m.


Girls Varsity
Basketball
Boys Varsity
Basketball


Braden River

Braden River


COURTESY PHOTOS BRICK SIDEWALKS
New $10 million PRECO building project Is expected to be completed In January 2009.

New PRECO Headquarters


May Open In January 2009


Peace River Electric Coop-
erative got its start in 1940 after
President Franklin D. Roose-
velt's New Deal made it possi-
ble to borrow funds from the
federal government for the pur-
pose of building electric lines
into rural America.
For a brief period, the coop-
erative rented space in down-
town Wauchula, then later con-
structed an office at its current
location on U.S. 17. Over the
years, PRECO has outgrown
this facility and expanded and
remodeled its current headquar-
ters.
Today PRECO has swelled to
over 33,000 member-owners
who live in 10 central Florida
counties. The service territory
includes Brevard, DeSoto,
Hardee, Highlands, Hillsbor-
ough, Indian River, Manatee,
Polk, Osceola, and Sarasota
counties.
Once again, the cooperative
reached a point that it cannot
'adequately contain the employ-
ees required to provide service
to so many. But due to a lack of
available space, PRECO is con-
structing a new headquarters
building at a new location on
Metheny Road. "Our new home
should provide plenty of work-
ing space and some growing
room for years to come," shares
Ron Stevens, administrator of
corporate facilities. "We are
very grateful to be getting such
a much needed headquarters
building. We are also proud to
be a leader in the community in
the area of building such an
energy efficient structure."
The new administration
building on North Florida Ave-
nue in Wauchula promises to be
an exceptionally well-built,
energy-saving structure. When
completed, this building will be
certified as a Leadership in
Energy and Environmental De-
sign (LEED) Green Building.
LEED certification provides
independent, third-party verifi-
cation that a building project
meets the highest green build-
ing and performance measures.
PRECO's new- $10 million
home is expected to reach com-
pletion in mid-January 2009
and be ready for occupation a
few weeks afterward. About 70
employees will initially be in
the new center. The old building
will be offered for sale.
Here are a few fast facts
about PRECO's new headquar-'
ters building.
Building Size 48,616
square feet.
Planned Completion mid-


January 2009.
Project LEED Goal -
LEED Certified (26 points)
with the potential for LEED
Silver (33 points)
Construction Waste Manage-
ment Construction waste
recycling diverts over 50 per-
cent of typical construction
waste from landfills.
Parking Reserved parking
spaces are provided for low
emitting vehicles and carpools.
Exterior bicycle racks provided
for occupants choosing to com-
mute by bicycle to reduce air
pollution.
Site Design The site is
designed with a small develop-
ment footprint to maintain large
naturally grassed areas for
wildlife habitat.
Storm Drainage Project
features a large storm water
retention pond with a littoral
shelf to naturally filter storm
water runoff with natural vege-
iation during storms. All irriga-
tion water is taken from the
retention pond to conserve
potable water. .
Landscaping Landscaping
includes drought tolerant plant-
ings of local vegetation and ,is
irrigated with storm water
runoff collected from the storm
water retention pond to mini-
mize impact on domestic water
sources.
Site Lighting Site lighting
uses fewer fixtures and zero
cutoff fixtures to limit light pol-
lution offsite.
Building Orientation The
building is oriented east-west to
take advantage of solar orienta-
tion to reduce solar heat loads
on the east and west building
faces.
Daylighting and Views -
The building is designed so that
90 percent of the occupied
spaces have access to exterior
windows for natural daylighting
and views to the exterior envi- '
ronment to improve employee.
productivity.
Water Conservation -
Plumbing fixtures are low flow
type with a dual flush option to
conserve over 40 percent of the
domestic water used by a simi-
lar conventional building.
Recycled Materials The
project LEED Goal is use of 10
percent recycled material con-
tent. Currently we are over that
goal and trying for the next
LEED level at 20 percent recy-
cled material content.
Recycling The building
has a recycling storage room
located on each floor to store
office use recycled materials


such as paper, cardboard, glass,
plastic, and metals.
Exterior Envelope Insulation
- Conventional buildings typi-
cally have R-20 roofs and R-10
walls. This project has addi-
tional exterior insulation with
R-30 roofs and R-26 walls for a
high efficiency exterior enve-
lope to reduce building operat-
ing costs.
Exterior Air Barrier The
project has a fluid applied vapor.
permeable UV resistant air bar-
rier over all exterior walls to
provide a moisture infiltration
barrier. This prevents moisture
from entering the building but
allows trapped water vapor to
escape to reduce mold and
mildew within exterior walls.
Roof A Miami-Dade NOA
certified modified bitumen roof
system with a high Solar
Reflectance Index (SRI) of 83
to reduce building heat island
effect.
Exterior Glazing -n--sulated
PPG 70XL solar control hurri-
cane resistant glazing to meet
Miami-Dade NOA certification
for hurricane resistance and
limit solar heat gain through the
windows. Large windows in the
public lobby and meeting room
are provided with external sun-
screens to reduce solar loads.
Interior Air Quality .-
Smoking is not permitted in the
building or within 25 feet of
building entrances. All paints,
coatings, sealants, carpets, and
wood products are low emitting
materials to improve indoor air
quality. Toilets, janitor closets,
and rooms with production pho-
tocopiers are exhausted directly
to the exterior to reduce indoor
air pollution.
Mechanical Equipment -
The building is cooled with a
high efficiency chiller and a
variable air volume system that
uses medium pressure chilled
air mixed with warm air from
the ceiling plenum to optimize
efficiency. This system has no
rooftop mounted units that
could be affected by hurricane
force winds.
Building Lighting Light-
ing is user controllable at work-
stations with several levels of
lighting and includes daylight
sensors and room. occupancy
sensors to reduce lighting loads.
LEED Enhanced Commis-
sioning The project features
LEED enhanced commission-
ing to ensure all mechanical
systems are working correctly
and operating at highest effi-
ciency before occupancy.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
!Workers were Installing brick sidewalks last week along Main Street in Wauchula
between Seventh and Eighth avenues. It is all part of the downtown and U.S. 17 beau-
tification project.


1032 South 6th Ave.

S Wauchula,FL 33873
I "y r I-Ig, h!~rhoal"-phrv 6c,


Ron Stevens stands in front of new PRECO building on Floride Ave. and Metheny Rd.
In Wauchula.


Nov. 13


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Nov. 25


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6:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.


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Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship............... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
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. HIwy. 17. 375-2253
Bible Study .... .................. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 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. 375-4191
Domingo Ds Predicacion ....1 1:00 p.m.
Manrtes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............. 6:00 p.m.:
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.mn
MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

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

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of Mason Dixon & County
Line
Sunday Worship ...............11:00 a.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.


BOWLING GREEN

TPRIMERA MISSION 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs. .... ..............7:30 p.m.


ONA

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

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
SSunday 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 ..........11...1I:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
......................:....................... 6:30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer Time .........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ...... .......... 10:00 a.m.
.Englishg Service 11 -30 a.m.
General Norship Ser ice I 31) p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
CELEBRATION CHURCH
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday English Service ......10:00 a.m.
Sunday Spanish Service ......11:30 a.m.
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service.............. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ........:........ 7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
!Sunday School ..... ........... 9:45 a.m.
JMorning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
jEvening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......................... 0:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men' 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
S 807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

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 BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 RaineyuBlvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.


Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA


EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion......................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio................... 7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio ....................7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio...............10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................. 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCII
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.inm.
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 ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
............................................. 10:00 a.m .
,Wednesday Family Night Supper
............................................... 5:00 p.m .
'Extreme Kid's Choirs (ages 3-gr. 5)
................................................5:45 p.m .
Church OrchestraReh...........5:45 p.m.
Prayer Meeting.......... ..... 6:00 p.m.
Youth Life Groups ................6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Reh..................6:30 p.m.
Adult Outreach and Visitation
............................................... 6:30 p .m .
Exreme Kids Missions (ages 3 gr. 5)
.............................................. 6:45 p.m .
Catalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band.......................... 5:45 p.m.

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.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH,
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafe Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.jm.
Pre-K Blast..................... ...10:45 a.m..
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) .......... 10:45 a.m..
Worship Service. ..............10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade......................... 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
grade................ 6:30-8:00 p.m.


FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .........7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.,
773-6556
Sunday School ..... ........... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ....... ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH.
207 N. Seventh Ave.' 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45'a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. I 1:00'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.-

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship....I l:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

HEARTLANW-
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m.


Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
W orship.............................. 10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ..............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
de fe Wauchula
Community of Faith Wauchula
322 Hanchey Rd. 773-0065
954-383-5078
Sunday Service..................... 0:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
Friday Youth Service. ...........7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-100 'i,.
JEHOVAII'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning...............10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ... ............7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ...... ..........7:30 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
-SPANISH
Sunday Evening ................... 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ... .........7:30 p.m.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula? FL
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ..............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
Morn. Worship ................(... st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service'...4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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
43511 )'.Main St. 735-0321
Sund1j School' "' .:45 ai.m
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 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 Service ................ 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 .........:.........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ............. ....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service............10:00 a.m.
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)..... ...l11:00 a.m.
(Creole)..... ................1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English'..........8:30 a.m.

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH


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

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


WAUCHULA

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 CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................1... 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.
Church................1................... 0:00 a.m.
Youth Service ...... ............6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ..................7:00 p.m.
WednesdJy Service................7:30 p.m.
S 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 .................. 10:30 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 .....7.... 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 H
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service.................. 11:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..........7....700 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship ... ............. ....1 1:00 a.m.
Evening.......................... ........ 1:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.


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ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................0:00 a.m.
Children's Church.................0:000 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m,-
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............7...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.
1 PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
S. Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ...............6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday .......................... 6:00 p.m.

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

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636 ,
Sunday School ................. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship....................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.1

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones....................1...10:00 a.m.
Doctrina.......................... 11...... :30 a.m .

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

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



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FROM
THE
SOWER



A marriage was about to be
broken, because the husband
wouldn't do anything with his
wife.
The preacher said, "Do
things with your wife. Go to
church with her. Wash the
dishes with her. Mop the floor
with her."
While there are exceptions,
there must be companionship.
Marriage is a combination
of courtship and companion-
ship. The trouble with many
marriages is that there's a lot
of sex, but little companion-
ship.
But that wasn't true of one
lovely couple. On being asked
the secret of their happy mar-
riage, he said, "I married my
best friend." *
Plug, play and pray togeth-
er. Then you'll stay together. '


"Ask not what your
country can do for you;
ask what you can do for
your county," were the
words of President John
F. Kennedy on his
Inauguration Day in
1961. Before and after
those words were


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" rmyi ids will too. I study the natural balance between the
water and land. I'm proud that we recycle 95 percent of the
Wate, we use and plant nearly a million trees each year.
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'C-ourthous Rep ^^ort


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in thee ffice of the county
court:
Hehu Sanchez, 26, Wau-
chula, and Amanda N. Spivey,
20, Wauchula.
William Smith Coker, 70,
Wauchula, and Minnie Franks
Jones, 69, Wauchula.
German Covarrubias Eliz-
aldo, 34, Bowling Green, and
Gabriela Valencia-De Loa, 27,
Bowling Green.
The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Jack See Construction LLC
vs. Tami J. Saunders, judgment.
I Wauchula LTD d/b/a as Wau-
chula Apartments vs. Patricia
Camel, dismissed.
Citifinancial Auto Corp. vs.
Pedro Jimenez and Linda
Mendoza Jimenez, dismissed.
Leonore L. Vanderlaan vs.
Lonnie Pitts, amended default
judgment.
There was no county mis-
demeanor or criminal traffic
court last week as it was trial
week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Deesha Cook and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Andrew H. Ballard, inter-
state child support petition.
Brenda Lynn Olson and
DOR vs. Christopher Charles
Byers, petition to register inter-
state child support order.
Holly Fralish Thornton and
DOR vs. Heather Michelle
Oakley, petition for child sup-
port.
Shane Patrick Grantham and
Kristen K.Grantham, divorce.
Colonial Savings PA vs.
Robert F. Martinez, petition to


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foreclose mortgage.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Nancy W. Benton, petition to
foreclose mortgage.
Jerrty Mathis Jr. vs. Courtney
Lynn Grice, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
James W. Leonard, vs. the
state Department of Correct-
ions, petition for review of
inmate situation.
Wauchula Police Department
vs. Steven Lee Purser, petition
for forfeiture.
Amber Price and DOR vs.;
Jose L. Mathis,' petition to
transfer child support order.
Crystal Lopez vs. :Juan Lo-
pez, petition for injunction for
protection.
Theresa D. Hall vs. Jeremy
D. Carnely, petition for admin-
istrative child support order.

The following decisions on
'civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Victoria Guerrero and DOR
vs. Ricardo Ibarra, child sup-
Sport suspended.
Tina Renee Grice and DOR
vs. Radcliffe Gerald Bartley,
dismissed.
Teresa Miranda and DOR vs.
Ruben D. Perez, dismissed.
Steven Albritton vs. Michelle
Rouhotas Westbrook, dis-
missed.
Latravia L. Harris and DOR
vs. Kunta K. Holley, order.
Eaglemark Savings Bank vs'.
Lamarr Douglas Spain, order
for possession of property.
Carol Mae Clark and DOR
vs. Terry A. Clark, modification
of child support.
CACH of Colorado LLC vs.
Barbara A. Wyatt, stipulation of
installment settlement ap-
proved.
Ruben P. Cruz vs. The Fed-
eral, State and County Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion and the Department of


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD of COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a '
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, December 04, 2008, 9:00 A.M.
or as soon thereafter In the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
to receive a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Board
and to consider an Amendment to the
Hardee County Comprehensive'Plan
under Ordinance No. 2009-01
by amending the Capital Improvements Element and
updating the Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan
Dale Johnson, Chairman
This Is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's
Office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public hearing
This Public Notice is published In accordance with the Hardee County
Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to
* these proposals are available for public Inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the County Manager's
Office, 412 W. Orange St., Courthouse Annex, Room 103, Wauchula,
Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need to
ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 11:13,27c


Hazardous Solid Waste, dis-
missed for lack of activity.
Kathy B. Gregg vs. David D.
Knutson, order of dismissal of
Oct. 3, 2008, vacated.
Robin L. Torres and Abram
Torres, divorce.
Jerry Mathis Jr. vs. Courtney
SGrice, injunction forlprotection.
Courtney Grice vs. Jerry
Mathis Jr., injunction for pro-
tection.
Brenda DeSantiago vs. Brett
Adam Contreras, injunction for
protection..I
o Tina Grice vs. Courtney
Grice, injunction for protection.
Anita Platt 'vs. Larry E.
Thompson, dismissal of tempo-
rary injunction for protection.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Jennifer L. Hahn and DOR
vs. :Vernon Whidden. -
Shannon Knarr and DOR vs.
Jeff A. McCall.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently 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.
Carlos Alvarez,, burglary of
dwelling, criminal mischief and"
grand theft, 90 days in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$520 fine and'court costs, $200
.public defender fees, $100
COP, '$1,300 restitution shared
with co-defendants.
Xuxa J. Carmona, two counts
battery on detention or commu-
nity facility staff, not prosecut-
ed.
Berardo Carillo, tampering
with evidence and resisting
arrest without violence, trans-
ferred to county misdemeanor
court.
Eustaquio Morales Castillo,
giving a false name to a law
enforcement, loitering/prowling
and possession of burglary


tools, 30 days CTS, $520 fine
and court costs, $200 public
defender fees. $100 COP and
$100 investigative fees placed
on lien.
Henry Lee Harris, two counts
possession of a firearm by a
felon and shoplifting, trans-
ferred to county misdemeanor.
court.
Joseph Miles Platt, resisting
arrest without violence, grand
theft and trespass other than a
structure or conveyance, one
year one day Florida State
Prison CTS, $520 fine and court
costs, $200 public defender
fees, $100 COP and $1,200
restitution placed on lien.
Miles Arnold .Platt, grand
theft, fleeing to elude a law
enforcement officer and felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, time served, three years pro-
bation, $520 fine and court
costs, $150 public defender fee,
$100 COP, $1,200 restitution
shared with co-defendants.
Dustin Dwaine Rimes, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge felony driving while
license suspended), probation
extended two years.
Jesus Rodriguez, aggravated,
assault with a deadly weapon
N:and discharging a 'firearm in
public, not prosecuted; posses-
sion of methamphetamine and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, transferred to drug pretrial
intervention program.
Mark Dwayne Williams, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges dealing in stolen prop-
erty, uttering a forged instru-
ment and criminal mischief),
probation revoked, 45 days in
jail, followed by an extended
probation of six months, $100
COP, $100 public defender fee.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of theiclerk of court:
First National Bank of
Wauchula to Jaime and Rosalva
M. Torres, $11,000.
William J. and Valerie L. Ter-
rell to Lamar D. Jr. and Tammy
L. Miller Spain, $159,000.
Marjorie Marie Talcott,
James Clarence Davis, Michael
Ellis Davis and Nelda Kay
Faulk to Isaac Maldonado and


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that STATON, INC., 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.: 29 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003
Description of Property:
E 70 FT OF W 191.05 FT OF S 150.92 FT OF
BLK 4 FT GREEN SPRINGS
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
687, PAGE 1043.,
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: GERMAN REAL ESTATE &
MORTGAGE CORPORATION
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, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 26th day of November, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 13th day of October, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252008TD018XXXXOO( 10:23-11:13c


.Michelle V. Michel, $103,100.
Wauchula State Bank to
Tortuga LLC, $143,000.
GH&G Wauchula LLC to
Jan Winkler Wauchula LLC,
$1,805,760.


Judy Carole Godwin to
Robert D. and Heather P. Deu-
berry, $228,750.
Sherrick N. Stone to Mary
M. and Donald D. Thompson,
$170,000.


A TIME

America, now is the time to pray.
Now is the time to humble ourselves
and trust in God.
We can't always dance.
We can't always be merry.
We can't always win.
SWe must hold onto God's unchanging hand.
Time brings about a change.
It may not be the change you were hoping for,
But whatever the circumstance be at peace
with your plight.
There is a time...
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away.
Hold on America, we're going to make it!
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There is a time...

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Wauchula
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An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
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Steven "Tyler" Jackson, Alexis Molinero, Tori Wetherington and Crystal Richardson;
(seated row) Laynee Henry, Joe Harned, Dawson Hanchey, Bictor Molina, Karson
Goodwyn, Monika Poucher, Jocelyn Villarreal, Janna Nell and Zoe Garza; (top row)
Jessica Huckaby, Ethan Sanchez, Armando Villarreal, Caleb Block, Riley Kate Albritton,
Sailor Ullrich, Da'Myah Carlton, Andy Medina and Yanet Paniagua; not pictured, Jace
Bryan.


Students from the second grade who make good grades were (front row, from left)
Adriana Arana, Marvin Cook, Yamilex Miranda, Kimberly Fonseca, Claire Carlton and
Mikie Cruz; (middle row) Hayley Thomas, Daisy Badillo, Alivia Hodges, Alicia Lopez,
Leyda Calvillo, Angel Perez, Makayla Wilson and Denali Briones; (top) Anthony
Rosado, Conchita Torres, Logan Albritton, Dustin Willis, Matt Tyson, Tara Hines and
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Dalton Baker, Leslye.Fonseca, Samantha Salazar, Ally Dotson, Genesis Torres, Morgan
Walters, Donesha Wilson and Alexis Barker; (top row) Rebecca Albritton, Cheyenne
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Briana Hanchey, Selena Miranda, Juan Hernandez, Araceli Mota and Yailene Del Rio;
(top row) Kendall Winter, Valeria Rodriguez, Arianna Perez, Shayna Harned, Michaela
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Stockton, Nicole Cruz, Darleny Ramos, Kate Melendy, Judy Aviles; (top row) Marah Al-
Uri, Jake Henderson, Mariela Badillo, Tony Guerrero, Andy Moreno, Dylan Davis, Tylar
Pratt and Jessica Kunkel.


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Kaylee Barbaree, Brilyance Augustus, Alexx Brant, Kylie Mirabella, Brooke Shaw, Kara
Friers, Gabriella Ruiz and Miguel Ruiz; (top) Ricardo Gomez-Molina, Cody Davis,
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The Old
By C.J. MOUSER
For The Herald-Advocate
"Mama, look at that old man,"
Hannah said to her mother as they sat
opn a bench at the depot waiting for the
train. Hannah's mother grasped her
daughter's chin and swiveled it to
where she could look into the 6-year-
old girl's eyes.
"Don't stare, darlin', it's not polite."
The train would be taking Hannah
and her mother, Linda, and baby brother
Isaac from Brownsville, Texas, to
Columbus, Ohio, where Hannah's
grandmother lived.
"But, Mama, he's talking' to himself."
Linda glanced over at the old man in
the ragged clothing who sat on the next
bench. He had a grizzled beard that
hung down practically to his waist, a
tattered old cowboy hat and scuffed
boots. He looked like a retired cowboy;
left to fend for himself after his useful-
ness had passed. He did, indeed, appear
to be talking to himself.
"Cain't let that happen.. Lord, no.
got to fix this .." the man mut-
tered, and then lifted his chin and
turned his head to look at Hannah and
Linda, and quickly yanked his gaze
away when he saw Linda staring back
at him.
"Mama, he seems so sad," Hannah
whispered, looking up at her mother
with cornflower blue eyes.
"I don't think he's sad, baby, I think
he's just a little lonely. But you stay
away from him, you hear?"
Hannah nodded and watched as her
mother lifted Isaac from his carrier and
offered him his bottle. The baby was
cranky and fussy; in the space of 24
hours he'd been shuttled from place to
place by the Women's Protection
League in an effort to throw Hannah's
father off the trail.
Linda sighed and brushed a lock of
hair out of her eyes. Isaac had a terrible
diaper rash, brought on by stress, no
doubt. It had been all she could do to
shield her children from their father's
drunken rages and when, two nights
before, he had almost turned Isaac's
crib over in a fit of anger, she had
known that she had to leave and leave
quickly, and take her children to her
mother's.
Hannah, wise beyond her years, had
known in her little heart what was hap-
pening and had not asked any questions.
She had simply obeyed.
Linda stared at their pile of luggage,
and then glanced at her watch, and then
over her shoulder at the nearby
women's restroom. The train was due
any moment, and she had to get Isaac to
the restroom to change his diaper. There
was no way she could move all the suit-
cases and carry the baby and his diaper
bag to the restroom and then get back
before the train came.
Two uniformed porters stood nearby,
also waiting for the arriving train, and
Linda made a decision that would soon
come to haunt her.
"Sweet pea, I need to take Isaac to
the restroom and change his diaper. Can
you be a big girl and sit right here with
the suitcases and don't move? I'll be
back in two seconds, if you need any
help or if anyone bothers you, you just
call out to those two men in uniform
right there."
"Are they policemen?"


Cowboy
"Kind of. They will help you if you
need help."
"OK, Mama."
Linda grabbed the diaper bag and
rushed across the depot to the ladies
room. She removed Isaac's soiled dia-
per, cleaned him up and applied rash
ointment and had a new diaper on him
in less than 120 seconds, but she knew
in her heart before the door to the ladies
room even swung open that Hannah
would not be waiting for her on the
bench when'she returned.
Despite this intuition, she screamed
Hannah's name as she ran across the
depot, frantically searching left and
right for her daughter.
"Hannah!" she cried. "Hannah!"
The suitcases were right where she'd
left them but her daughter was gone,
and so was the tattered old cowboy who
had been seated on the adjoining bench.
"Have you seen my daughter?"
Linda shouted across the depot to the
two porters, who simply stared at her
with blank expressions. "She is about
this-tall, wearing a white dress with yel-
low daisies sewn on the collar!"
Isaac began to cry. In the near dis-
tance the train whistle could be heard
heralding the arrival of the 2:10 to
Ohio. Linda raced to the ticket window
and yelled at the woman seated behind
it, describing Hannah and what she'd
been wearing.
"Yes, ma'am, I saw her, she went
that way," the woman said, and pointed.
"She wouldn't just leave on her own
... did the old man take her?"
"I'm sorry, ma'am, but I didn't see
any old man."
"You had to have! He was sitting
right there! He was wearing boots and
he had a long gray beard!"
The woman shook her head helpless-
ly. "I'm sorry, I didn't see him."
"Call the police! Please!" Linda
threw over her shoulder as she raced in
the direction the woman had pointed.
Tears sped down Linda's cheeks as
she searched high and low for her
daughter, even asking a man to search
in the men's restroom, but Hannah was
nowhere to be found. Around her, life
went on in a callously normal fashion.
People got off the train, people got on,
luggage was shuffled around.
Linda stood in the midst of the chaos
sobbing, with a screaming Isaac in her
arms. She knew she could not go on liv-
ing without her daughter.
"Somebody please help me!" Linda
wailed as she sank onto a nearby bench.
The train whistle blew and, as Linda
sat on the cold bench trying to calm her
tiny son, the train left the station -
going away to Ohio without her and
without Isaac and without Hannah.
Linda bowed her head as sobs racked
her body. Out of the corner of her eye
she saw two policemen approaching,
but she knew that it was too late.
Hannah had been gone too long; the old
man could have even taken her on the
train and could right now be escaping,
or could have put her in a car and could
be miles away.
Linda answered the questions the
policemen asked, but she was lost in her
misery. She never should have left
Hannah, never should have trusted even
for two minutes that she would be safe.
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but she had thought that the two porters
would react if Hannah had had any
trouble, now they were telling the
policemen that they hadn't seen any old
man with a gray beard. Linda stared in
disbelief ... was she going crazy?
Linda sat on the bench surrounded
by men who shouted at each other and
were firing questions back and forth,
and tried to quiet Isaac, who was terri-
fied at all the commotion. Despite the
chaos, Linda heard a small voice com-
ing from the mass of legs that surround-
ed her and Hannah appeared like a gift
from God, her little face twisted with
concern.
"Mama, why you cryin', Mama?"
"Hannah!" Linda sobbed, and then,
"thank you, God! Oh, thank you!"
Linda gathered Hannah to her and
squeezed her close. "Hannah! Where
were you? I told you not to move!" She
shook Hannah and then hugged her
close again; breathing deeply of the
smell of her hair, while both of them
trembled.
"Well, this case is solved," a police-
man said, and the crowd of men that
had gathered around Linda began to dis-
sipate.
"Where were you?" Linda demanded
of Hannah again.
"Nowhere ... I... I was just walk-
ing around with George. He was singing
to me. He sang me a song about cow-
boys and horses and ."
"I told you not to leave! I was wor-
ried sick! Don't you know what could
have happened to you? How many
times have I told you not to talk to
strangers!?"
"Mama, I was right, George is sad,
and he is lonely. He said he misses his
family and his friends. He said that
nobody talks to him anymore."
"That's not our problem, Hannah,
and I can see you and I are going to
have to have a long talk. We've missed
our train, and now I don't know what
we'll do! I can call your grandmother, I
guess, and see... "
Linda's voice was interrupted by the
sound of a siren, and suddenly people
were rushing through the depot, and
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"What is it? What's wrong?" Linda
asked a porter as he hurried past, an
anxious look on his face.
"The 2:10 to Ohio just crashed right
outside Brownsville! The engine stalled'
at a crossing and an Amtrak train
plowed into it! Lots of people died, and
many more are critically injured. Hey .
weren't you supposed to be on that
train?"
The porter sped up and away, with-
out waiting for an answer. A cold chill
ran up Linda's spine.
"Oh, that's right, Mama, that's what
George said. He said we shouldn't get
on that train. I forgot to tell you."
"What?" Tears welled up in Linda's
eyes as she realized how closely she
and her children had come to death. She
gazed at her little daughter and son, and
thanked God that they hadn't gotten on
the train. "Where is George, now,
Hannah?"
"I don't know, Mama, he just went
away."
Linda reached into her bag and
removed a paper clip, then pulled
Hannah close to her.
"What are you doing, Mama?"
"You'll see," Linda murmured. After
she'd removed one of the little daisies
from Hannah's collar, she took a slip of
paper and a pen from her purse, and
scrawled a note. Then she gathered her
things and her children and, after stop-.
ping by the bench where George had
been sitting, she hailed a cab to take her
and her children to a hotel until she
could figure out what to do.
Later that night there was a shuffling
sound in the abandoned depot near the
bench, and George appeared to find a
small yellow and white cloth daisy that
he recognized from the little girl's dress
collar. Attached to it with a safety pen
was a note that read, "Thank you,
George, God bless you."
"You're mighty welcome, Miss,
mighty welcome," George replied smil-
ing, and then he chuckled as the 3:15 to
New York sped past, blowing its horn
in greeting as it swept through the
empty depot.


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KINDERGARTEN
Riley Kate Albritton
Jace Bryan
Haven Gray
Eboni Lamy
Marcos Martinez
Leimy Moreno
Michelle Patterson
Alyssa Perez
Owen Schraeder
Lucy Stone
Carson Terrell
Sailor Ullrich
Marley Ureste
Hunter Waters
Cole Hines
Alexa Scheipsmeier
Katelynn Bolin
Morgan Hellein
Starling Parker
Parker Sasser
Dawson Hanchey
Bictor Molina
Joe Harned
Savashney McKenzie
Erista Albritton
Makayla Allen
Joel Alvarez
Emma Arizmendi
Anthony Belcher
Vicente Cabrera
Ronae Clark
Kiara Coronado
Vincente Jaimes
Cameron Kilpatrick
Cheyanne Longoria
Riana Sutton
Tori Wetherington
Kolby Baker
Justin Cole
Jake Cole
Steven Jackson
Aracely Molina
Alexis Molinero
Cali Nguyen
Adolfo Nunez
Bjorn Olson
Terrell Patton
Crystal Richardson
Ruben Perez
Mblisa Sigin
Maria Cardoza
Julian Alcantar
Cameron Cantu
Aniah Carlton
Kylie Chapman
Abby Duke
Karson Goodwyn .
Samantha Hardin
Alexandra Lopez
Monika Poucher
Ethan Sanchez
Emery Smith
Jocelyn Villarreal
Jordan Yates
Makayla Banda
Krisann Byers
Gage Camacho
Da'Myah Carlton
Lindsey Garner
Zoe Garza
Tyler Hooten
Andres Medina
Christian Montanez
Coleton Albritton
Bruce Baughman
Caleb Block
Samantha Castillo
Estefany Catalan
Zharia Cook
Jessica Huckaby


Riley Justiss
Candice Kirkland
Janna Neel
Joel Olivia
Armando Villarreal


FIRST GRADE
Joshua Albritton
Odaliz Arana
Jolie Brown
Dylan Crawford
Nicole Cruz
Jack Driskell
Roxana Garcia
Gage Gough
Madison McGee
Andy Moreno
Darleny Ramos
Blake Tinsley
Taylor Watkins
Hannah Brown
Griffin Clark
Joella Garza
Kein Knight
Quintin Lindsey
Kate Melendy
Adam Pazzaglia
Weston Schraeder
Maddy Stockton
Nyelli Flores
Andy Garza
Dalton Kiella
Jacob Lee
Brianna Ramos
Sophie Allen
Liala Borjas
Nathan Carrion
Bailey Harrell
Jake Henderson
Ayrica Baker
Vasilios Diakomihalis
Ana Baltazar
Chelsi Bee
Kaylan Birmingham
Jonathan Carnley
Lucia Galvez
Madison Garcia
Jessica Kunkel
Andy Lopez
Carolina Ramirez
Terah Servin
Rafael Alvarez
Summer Bond
Arturo Garcia
Renell Herrera
Jose Mota
Jaronda Terrell
Mar.ah .U i U , :
Mariela Badiljlo
Dylan Davis
Raymond Medrano
William Roland
Honesty Sandoval

SECOND GRADE
Savannah Abbott
Serenity Aguirre-Banda
Lianna Albritton
Dinah Caldwell
Jeremiah Mancilla
Jerika Rimes
Tyson Sutton
Shelby Zeigler
Javier Montoya
Dustin Willis
Anthony Rosado
Anahi Ramos
Hailey McLeod
Jarisa Lindsey
Marc Delatorre
Logan Albritton


Claire Carlton
Sarah Carlton
Michael Cruz
Josiah Mirabella
Ashlee Patterson
Shelby Spencer
Matt Tyson
Marvin Cook
Joel Martinez
Aiyana Root
Rachel St. Fort
Daisy Badillo
Christian Brant
Denali Briones
Lilyana Franco
Bryce Hernandez
Tara Hines
James Neel
Colen Oakes
Victoria Obregon
Aubrey Stark
Isaiah Torres
Noah Torres
Makayla Wilson
Aubrey Bragg
Leyda Calvillo
Ashley Kelley

THIRD GRADE
Brilyance Augustus
Miguel Benitez
Dora Cardoza
Darwyn Howard
Mariela Miramontes
Lilianna Ponce
Gabriella Ruiz
Destiny Scheel
Anna Villa
Lindsey Barwick
Corie Benton
Tanner Carlton
Shelby Gibson
Lexi Harris
Ellie Palmer
Sarai Santana
Nicholas Sellers
Adelina Servin
Cole Terrell
Jax Ullrich
Alexx Brant
Rene Medina
Joel Lee
Kylie Mirabella
Emily Patarini
Joley Pleger
Miguel Ruiz
Brooke Shaw
i Sophia Diakomihalis
Ricardo G6rhez-Molina
Conrad Pace
Alicia Ruiz
Amber Ussery
Sophie Cardenas
Sarai Espinoza
John Waldron
Joshua Arana
Joseph Crawford
Kara Friers
Gabriela Montoya
Joshua Ward
Savannah Mullins
FOURTH GRADE
Keith Choate
Andrea Crawford
Morgan Crews
Vaughn Kirkland
Brenna Parker
Arianna Perez
Brenda Rosas
DeAngelo Smith


Kendall Winter'
Landon Albritton
Holly Brown
Parker Carlton
Soraya Castillo
Abby Clark
Yailene Del Rio
Aaron Delatorre
Rosie Fimbres
Brooklyn Graham
Hayden Lindsey
Levi Lovett
Boone Paris
Dalton Richey
Amber Westberry
Wyatt Zeigldr
Chase Benton
Isaac Flores
Araceli Mota
Sheila Parlor
Esmeralda Arana
Adrian Bruno-Perez
Briana Hanchey
Catalina Longoria
Selena Miranda
Ashley Ugarte
Abel Villareal
Shayna Harned
Michaela Villarreal

FIFTH GRADE
Nathanial Albritton
Savannah Aubry
Kristen Burkett
Shelby Dees
Morgan Evans
Jordan Evers
Dashawna Goad
Mara Goodwyn
Logan Gunnoe
Hayden Hawthorne
Reyna Kirkland
Karan Limbachiya
Jonathan Martin,
Sarah McClenithan
Megan McCullough
Kaydance Owens
Cheyeene Pohl
Adam Salas
Genesis Torres
Brenda Miramontes
Rachel Parlor
Rebecca Albritton.
Hannah Carlton
Ally Dotson
Seth McGee
Ryan Moore
Felimon Olivera-
Camarillo
Carly Wadsworth
Angelica Gonzalez
Stephanie Narciso
Elizabeth Pierce
Morgan Walters
Donesha Wilson
Austin Rimes
Chris Delatorre
Rebeca Espinoza
Hunter Bryant
Conner Crawford
Kristian Judah
Beatriz Macedo
Brenda Martinez
William McClelland
Jacob Servin
Travis Williams
Neli Vera
Apalonia Formosa
Ricardo DeSantiago
Raul Diaz
Trey Faulk


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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo


Well, Football Fans, the Florida Gators are positioning them-
selves for a shot at the National Championship. The weeks since
the Ole Miss loss have sparked a team like no other team in college
football. The blowout wins since have come over quality teams.
Penn State losing to Iowa eliminates one threat to the path to the
BCS title game. The Gators should take out Alabama in the SEC
Title Game, barring any upsets in the next couple weeks. Texas
Tech must get by the Big 12 Championship to make the big game.
Considering the past two National Champions have come from the
SEC, Florida should have no problem getting in over a Big 12
team. Indeed, the Gators are ranked third this week. The Big 12 is
getting attention from the media but, quite frankly, after West
Virginia and Boise State have destroyed Oklahoma in recent years
its hard to take the Big 12 serious when comparing it to the SEC.
The USF Bulls return to Raymond James to face Rutgers, a
team trying to get to six wins to be bowl eligible. The Bulls have
the needed six wins but would like to improve their status for the
bowl committees. The Big East is now wide open since West
Virginia decided to throw away a game to Cincinnati. Pitt should
be in the driver's seat. They have Cincinnati on the road and West
Virginia at home. The scenario could come down to a three-way tie
and a tie-breaker like 2004 which sent Pitt to the BCS Bowl. The
problem is Pitt got blown out by Urban Meyer and Utah. The
Panthers would probably disgrace the conference again if they go.
West Virginia has beaten Oklahoma and Georgia in BCS Bowls,
giving new credibility to the Big East. Somehow a Pitt or, heaven
forbid, a Cincinnati, representing the conference is just not good
for a conference needing national respect.
Some rants, raves and observations of the Swami..,
West Virginia Quarterback Pat White needs 197 yards rushing
to surpass Brad Smith of Missouri as the all-time rushing QB in
college football.
Florida has averaged 43.6 points per game over the last five
games. Hopefully, Tebow is back in the front runner's spot in the
Heisman Race.
FSU is tied with Wake Forest in their ACC division but the
Noles have lost to Wake. Therefore, to get to the title game, FSU
must win out over Boston College at home and Maryland on the
road. That is not a big task but Wake must lose to either BC or N.C.
St. for the Noles to make it.
Coaching rumors are part of the seasonal topics now. Who will
replace Fulmer at Tennessee? Watch for David Cutcliffe to leave
Duke for Knoxville. Not sure what it means but Tommy Bowden
has reportedly been seen in Morgantown twice in the last month
since being let go by Clemson. Maybe WVU is realizing the knee
jerk reaction of hiring Bill Stewart after the Fiesta Bowl last sea-
son? Another rumor going around Morgantown is Nick Saban will
be taking over in 2010 at WVU. Turner Gill could be headed to
Syracuse from Buffalo at season's end as well;
Boston College unveiled a statue of Doug Flutie at the stadi-
um prior to its game with 14otre Dame. Yes, I know he won the
Heisman Trophy. So did Pat Sullivan, Gary Beban, Charlie Ward
and many others who were just as undeserving. Peyton Manning,
Chad Pennington, Randy Moss and many others who were did not.
But Flutie is the most laughable recipient of all of them. One lucky
pass in his career and he wins the Heisman Trophy? Puhlezze, the
guy was 0-4 against West Virginia in his career. His junior year he
was 11-45 passing with 4 interceptions. They still tell "Doug
Flukie" jokes in Morgantown.
Now let's look at this week's Bill O' Fare...
1. South Carolina at Florida Spurrier has a chance to ruin
his alma mater's National Championship Season. The HBC will
pull out all stops. Every trick play in the book plus some new ones
will be used. Then, when it's all over, Florida is looking up at
scoreboard saying Florida 56 South Carolina 13.
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VETERANS DAY: IT'S NOT JUST A DAY OFF
However else the war in Iraq might have divided Americans,
it has brought most of them together on at least one point: the honor
they pay to veterans of all wars, past and present. We truly recog-
nize the sacrifice made by so many men and women to preserve the
liberties handed down to us since the time of our Founding Fathers.
That's important to keep in mind this week of Veterans Day, a
day that has taken on added significance in recent years. And this
year I was thinking especially of one particular veteran, a World
War II GI whose remarkable life story stands as an enduring sym-
bol of our times.
His name is James Hoyt, and I read about him in a Catholic
News Service story written by Barb Arland-Fye. He died on Aug.
11 of this year at his home in Oxford, Iowa, at the age of 83. Hoyt
was regarded as a hero, and legitimately so; he earned a Bronze
Star fighting at the Battle of the Bulge.
But it was what happened a few months later that would liter-
ally mark him for life.
In April of 1945, Jim Hoyt, then only 19, was one of the first
four U.S. soldiers to help liberate the Nazi death camp at
Buchenwald. No words are equal to describe the raw shock he felt
at the time; what he saw at Buchenwald was literally unspeakable.
Glass jars contained body parts. The dead hung from hooks like
meat in a freezer. On the ground, bodies were stacked on top of
one another. And, as Arland-Fye wrote in her report, "the living
prisoners were so emaciated that Hoyt couldn't believe it."
Disbelief, in fact, would grip Hoyt for the rest of his life.
Even though the story of his return to civilian life was like thou-
sands of others in 1948 he married his childhood sweetheart,
Doris, and they would have six children he rarely slept well,
often woke up in a cold sweat, and until recent years never spoke
of what he saw at Buchenwald so long ago.
That only happened after he had counseling sessions at a
Veterans Administration hospital. When family members discov-
ered what he had been through, they were astounded.
"He was an ordinary man who happened into an extraordinary
circumstance," said a friend who spoke at the funeral. He
described Hoyt as a "good, kind, compassionate guy. I guess that's
why what happened at Buchenwald affected him." His pastor said
Hoyt loved his wife, his family, his church and his country. "But he
didn't like war," he added.
Indeed Hoyt did not. For the past few years he accepted invi-
tations to talk about the Holocaust, never failing to point out the
terrible lessons it taught.
, His pastor also noted, "The suffering of the soldiers and civil-
ians in Iraq during these past five years pained' him deeply.
Somewhere I ran across one of Jim's sayings to the effect that the
only pnes who love war are those who have not been in it."
Jim Hoyt, a long-ago liberator of Buchenwald, could have no
finer epitaph. It might also be a thought worth remembering as we
honor all those veterans who answered the call.
F.or a free copy of "Citizenship 101," write: The Christophers, 5
Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail to mail@christo-
phers.org.

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dinner when the Gobblers come to town. The Canes are very young
but again so is VPI. UM 27 VPI 21.
3. Cincinnati at Louisville probably wishful thinking but
the Cardinals have played so badly the last two outings they have
to rebound. Louisville 24 Cincinnati 17.
4. Rutgers at USF Scarlet Knights need a win to go bowl-
ing. Bulls need to stop the bleeding. This game is about pride and
who wants it more. USF 34 Rutgers 30.
5. UCF at Marshall Knights have sunk to submarine depth
this season. It's homecoming at MU! Hopefully Coach Snyder can
win his last homecoming game at Marshall. These last three games
should be his last. He has had four years and proved he can't win.
Marshall 17 UCF 13. -
6. Mississippi State at Alabama Tide should have no prob-
lem. Alabama 45 MSU 13.
7. Georgia at Auburn Dawgs will hand Tommy his sixth
loss. Georgia 44 Auburn 17.
8. East Carolina at Southern Miss Eagles have played bet-
ter recently. ECU is leading the CUSA East. Still, they are not


world beaters. USM 24 ECU 21.
9. UConn at Syracuse Huskies still have bowl hopes in
their future. UConn 27 Syracuse 17.
10. Vanderbilt at Kentucky Vandy is always one game
away from being bowl eligible. UK 33 Vanderbilt 24.
11. Boston College at FSU Seminoles should win going
away. FSU 38 BC 10.
12. Duke at Clemson Tigers get back on winning track:
Clemson 34 Duke 21.
13. Notre Dame at Navy Anchors aweigh. Love Colin
Cowherd's view of Notre Dame. It's the Bermuda Triangle of
College Football where heralded recruits disappear and are never
heard from again. Navy 33 Notre. Dame 24.
14. Troy at LSU Tigers bounce back after tough loss to
Bama. LSU 45 Troy 17.
15. Indiana at Penn State JoPa denied again from the
National Title can still win 11 games. Penn State 51 Indiana 13.
16. Oakland at Miami Pennington and Company add
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The Pop Warner football players and cheerleaders of Hardee and Lake Placid were honored with scholastic medals for maintaining a high grade-point average during the sea-
son. Athletes were commended by the Hardee Youth Football League for keeping their good grades during such a time-consuming sport. The Hardee recipients consist of:
Natanial Albritton, Patrick Carlton, Randi Lopez, Laynisi Aguilar, Sarah Bonds, Madison Burnett, Mara Goodwyn, Josie Hancock, Millie Jones, Claudia Klein, Meagan Shivers,
Devin Parson, Stephanie Belmares, Angela Heucheroth and Chealsey Huron; Lake Placid award winners were: Nicole Moore, Scott Colley, Lance Feagley, Jonathan Gervais,
Andrew Massung, Hayden Nielander, Dylan Nielander and Matthew Thompson.




Kaylee Mancillas: A Banner Year


By GAYLE KNIGHT
For The Herald-Advocate
Kaylee Marissa Mancillas, 13, is cur-
rently having a banner year.
The Hardee Junior High School
eighth grader was recently honored by
the School Board for her achievements
on the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test. Not only did she earn
two Level 5s, which are the highest a
-student-can'receive; on the math and
reading sections, she also had a perfect
score in math.
According to
HJHS teacher On Target
Carol Brush,
Kaylee is her
first student to attain a perfect score. "I
was so excited," Brush notes. "Kaylee
is a wonderful student. I would love to
have a classroom of kids who work as
hard as she does."
This year Kaylee has been chosen as
one of 28 students to join in the
College Reach Out Program. Under the
leadership of teacher Anna Collum,
students were selected to participate
once a month in a "Super Saturday."
They will attend South Florida
Community College and be mentored
in FCAT preparation, career choices,
public speaking and various other skills
to prepare them for future higher level
classes.
To add to her honors, Kaylee was
recommended by a local teacher for
membership in the People to People
Student Ambassador Program. She has
been accepted, and has been offered a
19-day trip to England, France and
Italy in the summer of 2009.
Kaylee, who holds the position of
secretary of both the National Junior
Honor Society and Student Council,


Kaylee Marissa Mancillas
What you don't see with your
eyes, don't witness with your
mouth.
-Jewish Proverb


COURTESY PHOTOS
Junior-high administrators (from left)
Meredith Durastanti, Beverly Cornelius
and Doug Herron congratulate Kaylee.
has long been active in school life. As
a student at Wauchula Elementary
School, Kaylee was involved in
Student Council, Safety Patrol and cho-
rus. "I like making new friends and
staying busy," she says.
Staying busy also includes being a
member of the yearbook staff as well
as serving as a library assistant. Louise
Jones, the school's media supervisor,
brags on Kaylee and her willingness to
learn and do. "She's a super girl,"
Jones says. Sixth-grade co-worker
Georgeanne Paris agrees, "Kaylee is a
friend to everybody. She's fun to be
around."
Last year Kaylee was selected to par-
ticipate in the Take Stock in Children
program. To stay in the program, the
student, parents and mentor must sign a
contract that has very high expecta-
tions. Grades, attendance and citizen-
ship are considered, and a drug-free
pledge is mandatory.
The program begins in sixth grade
and continues through high school
graduation. Upon completion, the stu-
dent is guaranteed the opportunity to
receive a college education. This writer
is Kaylee's partner and mentor, who
shares weekly sessions chatting, eating
Subway sandwiches and laughing with
her.


Sharing fun times together.
I love being asked to identify plants, and I don't know which
gives me more pleasure: to know what they are or not to know
what they are.
-Elizabeth Lawrence


Church activities are an important
part of Kaylee's life. She is a member
of the First United Methodist Church,
where she serves as an acolyte and
treasurer of her Methodist Youth
Fellowship.
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on hand to cheer her on and provide
encouragement and support.
Next year, Hardee Senior High can
look forward to having a super fresh-
man, Kaylee Mancillas, on campus!


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The holiday season can be stressful and during this time of year, the
average American will gain 5 pounds. The Maintain Don't Gain
Challenge encourages Hardee County residents to practice healthy
l behaviors to get through the holiday season without adding extra pounds.

This community wide contest challenges you to maintain your weight
between Thanksgiving and the start of the New Year. Everyone who
successfully maintains their weight during this time period will be
entered to win several great prizes! Participation is only $5.


Prizes include, but are not limited to: a gift basket from Florida Hospital,
a gift basket from the Hardee County Health Department and YMCA,
memberships to the YMCA, gift certificates and much more!


REGISTRATION AND WEIGH INS ARE AVAILABLE AT
THE YMCA OR THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Pre Holiday Weigh In November 20, 21,24 and 25 from 7am 6 pm
Post Holiday Weigh In January 2, 5 and 6 from 7am 6 pm


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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following
arrests:
COUNTY
Nov. 9, Filiberto Arriga Soto, 27, of 125 Carlton St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J. K. Cloud and
charged with DUI and another traffic offense.
Nov. 9, burglary of a conveyance on Captiva Avenue was re-
ported.
Nov. 8, Jonathon Bernard Mariner, 22, of 1542 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with
possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, battery
and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.
Nov. 8, Christopher Lance Richardson, 22, of 712 S. Eighth
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett on a charge of
violation of probation.
Nov. 8, a residential burglary on Clint Lane, a vehicle stolen
on Miller Road and a fight on Muskeegee Street were reported.
Nov. 7, Leonardo Esquivel Urbina, 26, of 1020 Makowski
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on a charge
of contempt of court.
Nov. 7, Cedric Levell Scott, 33, of 1900 Lighthouse Road,
Kissimmee, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble ori a charge of with-
holding support of children.
Nov. 7, Juan Martin Picon, 28, of 4092 Dixianna Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by FHP Tpr. J.K. Cloud and charged with DUI,
two counts DUI with property damage and driving while license
suspended.
Nov. 7, burglary of a conveyance on Palmetto Street, and
thefts on Keeton Road and on West Main Street were reported.
Nov. 6, Matthew Akeen Middleton, 18, of 120 Citrus Ave.,
Arcadia was arrested by Dep. James Albritton on two counts viola-
tion of probation.
Nov. 6, Arturo Perez, 26, of 8 Robinson Court, Arcadia, was
arrested by Dep. James Albritton on a charge of violation of pro-
bation.
Nov. 6, John Oman Vickery, 54, of 182 Boyd Cowart Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. John Dorsey on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Nov. 6, David Morales Robledo, 29, of 710 Palmetto St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by FHP Cpl. Rene Benavidez and
charged with DUI and no valid license.
Nov. 6, Debra Lynn Morris, 38, of 311 Diana Ave:, Wauchula,
was arrested by FHP Tpr. J.K. Cloud and charged with DUI with
property damage.
Nov. 6, a robbery-holdup on Brantwood Drive and criminal
mischief on Terrell Road were reported.
Nov. 5, Juan Manuel Gutierrez, 22, of 310 Tangerine St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on a charge of
violation of probation.
Nov. 5, a theft on SR 64 West was reported.
Nov. 4, Eliazar Garcia, 41, of 505 E. Third Ave., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with
grand theft of a vehicle, hit and run leaving the scene of a crash
involving damages, aggravated fleeing to elude a law enforcement
officer and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
Nov. 4, Maria Sanchez, 42, of 721 Chamberlain Blvd., Wau-
:hula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on an out-of-county warrant.
Nov. 4, Terrance James Anderson, 18, of 2765 Kerlew Drive,
7-olfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. MaAuelZunlgi on an out-of-



Whooping-Crane


Project Concludes


The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission will
discontinue the project that
released nearly 300 whooping
cranes into non-migratory
Central Florida flocks.
The FWC accepted this re-
zent recommendation from the
multi-agency International
Whooping Crane Recovery
Team.
The team created the release
program 15 years ago in an
effort to establish a self-sustain-
ing, non-migratory whooping
crane population in Florida.
Naturally occurring whooping
crane populations in the south-
eastern United States disap-
peared by the 1930s.
Scientists decided to stop
releasing cranes into the non-
migratory flock for a variety of
reasons, including problems
with survival and reproduction,
both of which have been com-
plicated by drought. Additional
considerations included shorter-
than-expected life spans, scarci-
ty of birds for release, project
costs and the loss of habitat.
from development.


The team felt that project
resources and birds produced in
captivity could be better used
for other whooping crane
releases as well as to maintain
the captive flock.
"It was a tough decision,"
said FWC biologist Marty Folk.
"Many people were involved,
but most agreed that this was
the right decision and the right
time to make it."
From 1993 to 2004, biolo-
gists released 289 captive-
raised, non-migratory whoop-
ing cranes into Central Florida.
The last releases took place in
winter of 2004-05.
FWC biologists will continue
to study the remaining 31 birds.
As a member of the Whoop-
ing Crane Eastern Partnership,
the FWC continues its involve-
ment with a separate project to
reintroduce migratory whoop-
ing cranes in the eastern United
States. This flock migrates from
Wisconsin to Florida each year.
In the coming. year, biologists
will release 20 additional
whooping cranes; into the cur-
rent flock of 68 birds.


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Telephone (863) 773-3255


countyy warrant.
Nov. 4, Pablo Rosas, 37, of 316 Ohio Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested on an out-of-county warrant.
Nov. 4, Israel Garcia, 34, of 3606 Cummings St., Ruskin, was
arrested by Sgt. Bobbie Faircloth on a charge of withholding sup-
port of children.
Nov. 4, Frank Romeo III, 40, of 1615 Lincoln St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Det. Clay Nicholson and charged with failure to
obey a police officer by fleeing, driving while license suspended
and violation of probation. :C
Nov. 4, a vehicle stolen on Third Street East and a theft on Will
Duke Road were reported.
Nov. 3, Eston Thomas Kersey, 58, of 4453 SR 70 NW, Ar-
cadia, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of battery and'
two counts of violation of probation.
Nov. 3, Ray Davila, 20, of 509 Heard Bridge Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep, Bobbie Faircloth on a charge of failure to
appear in court. ,..
Nov. 3, Ramiro Ramirez Jr., of 4110 Cosgwell Ave.,'Pell, Ala.,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of withholding sup-
port of children.
Nov. 3, Jeffrey Dean Svendsen, 24, of 564 Cypress St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with grand
theft of a vehicle and driving while license suspended.
Nov. 3, a tag stolen on Poucher Road and a vehicle stolen on
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Nov. 9, thefts on South 10th Avenue and on East Townsend
Street were reported.
Nov. 7, a robbery holdup on U.S. 17 South and criminal
mischief on Louisiana Street were reported.
Nov. 6, a theft on Bell Street was reported.
Nov. 4, Lary Eugene Thompson, 50, of 202 Rust Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Sean Guthas on an out-of-county War-
rant.
Nov. 3, a residential burglary on North Florida Avenue was
reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Nov. 9, burglary of a conveyance on Chester Avehnue was
reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Nov. 9, a theft on Palmetto Street was reported.
Nov. 6, a robbery holdup on Brantwood Drive was report-
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WAUCHULA
December 20, 1937, 8 P. M.

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Music .. ....................... ..............Sponsors
Mrs. Dennis and Orchestra................ ... ...Kfwanis Club
Producer and Teacher-Malcolm C. Smith
Song .........................................Annabell Lozier
Lovely Toes.....................................Rosiland Fox
Tiny Feet..................................................Bruce Fox
Three Kansas City Kitties
Aris Griffen Wilma Casper Earline Kimbrell
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Song-Mickey's Birthday Party-Dance
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Musical-(A Magic VioHn) ....................... Mr. Joe Fox
The Harmony Girl.............................. Hazel Baricco
Distinctive Taps ......................... Freddie Timmerman
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Entire Ensemble
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and
thank each and every one who helped to make this program a
success; also the City Council for their cooperation.
MALCOLM SMITH,
Malcolm's Dancing Studio.


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^ School of Dance in Lakeland. Both youngsters and adults attended his classes and partici-
. pated in his variety shows, a popular entertainment option in Hardee County in 1937. With
. Mrs. Fred Dennis as his pianist, Smith enlisted many performers whose names, too, will
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That beer Bite?'


The following article about Montana
man who roped a live deer is reprinted
here with permission from Larry Scott,
coordinator/director of "The Florida
Mason" newspaper dated Oct. 25,
2008. The newspaper was sent to Roy
Fred Albritton of rural Bowling Green.
There are over 50,000 Masons in
Florida. Freemasonary is a fraternity
whose members accept men of all faiths
and learn and teach the truths of moral-
ity, justice, patriotism and brotherly
love, revering God, the Great Architect
of the Universe.
I had this idea that I was going to
rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it and
eat it.
The first step in this adventure was
getting a deer. I figured that, since they
congregate at my cattle feeder and do
not seem to have much fear of me
when we are there (a bold one will
sometimes come right up and sniff at
the bags of feed while I am in the back
of the truck not four feet away), it
should not be difficult to rope one, get
up to it and toss a bag over its head (to
calm it down), then hog-tie it and
transport it home.
I filled the cattle feeder than hid
down at the end with my rope. The cat-
tle, having seen the roping thing
before, stayed well back. They were
not having any of it. -
After about 20 minutes, my deer
showed up three of them. I picked
out a likely-looking one, stepped out
from the end of the feeder, and threw
my rope. The deer just stood there an
stared at me.
I wrapped the rope around my waist
and twisted the end so I would have a
good hold. The deer still just stood and
stared at me, but you could tell it was
mildly concerned about the whole rope
situation.
I took a step towards it... it took a
step away. I put a little tension on the
rope and then received an education.
The first thing that I learned is that,


while a deer may just stand there look-
ing at you funny while you rope it,
they are spurred to action when you
start pulling on that rope.
That deer EXPLODED!
The second thing I learned is that
pound for pound, a deer is a lot
stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or
a colt in that weight range, I could
fight down with a rope and with
some dignity.
A deer no chance.
That thing ran and
bucked and twisted
and pulled. There was
no controlling it and
certainly no getting
close to it. As it
jerked me off my
feet and started
dragging me
across the ground,
it occurred to me
that having a deer
on a rope was not
nearly as good an
idea as I had origi-
nally imagined.
The only upside is
that they do not have as
much stamina as many
other animals.
A brief 10 minutes later, it was
tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me
off my feet and drag me when I man-
aged to get up. it took me a few min-
utes to realize this, since I was mostly
blinded by the blood flowing out of the
big gash in my head. At that point, I
had lost my taste for corn fed venison,
I just wanted to get that devil creature
off the end of that rope.
I figured if I just let it go with the
rope hanging around its neck, it would
likely die slow and painfully some-
where.
At the time, there was no love at all
between me and that deer. At that
moment I hated the thing, and I would
venture a guess that the feeling was


mutual.
Despite the gash in my head and the
several large knots where I had clever-
ly arrested the deer's momentum by
bracing my head against various large
rocks as it dragged me across the
ground, I could still think clearly
enough to recognize that there was a
small chance that I shared some tiny
amount of responsibility for the
situation we were in, so I
didn't want the deer to
have it suffer a slow
death. I managed to
get it lined back up
in between my truck
and the feeder a
A little trap I had set
beforehand ...
kind of like a
squeeze chute.
I got it back in
there and I started
moving up so I
could get my rope
back.
Did you know
that deer bite? They
do! I never in a million
years would have thought
that a deer would bite
somebody, so I was very sur-
prised when I reached up there to
.grab that rope and the deer grabbed
hold of my wrist.
Now, when a deer bites you, it is not
like being bit by a horse were they just
bit you and then let go. A deer bites
you and shakes its head --- almost like
a pit bull. They bite hard and it hurts!
The proper thing to do when a deer
bites you is probably to freeze and
draw back slowly. I tried screaming
and shaking instead. My method was
ineffective.
It seems like the deer was biting and
shaking for several minutes, but it was
likely only several seconds. I, being
smarter than a deer (though you may
be questioning that claim by now),


tricked it.
While I kept it busy tearing the beje-
sus out of my right arm, I reached up
with my left hand and pulled that rope
loose. That was when I got my final
lesson in dc.r behavior for the day.
Deer will strike at you with their
front feet. They rear right up on their
back feet and strike right about head
and shoulder level, and their hooves
are surprisingly sharp.
I learned a long time ago that, when
an animal like a horse strikes at
you with their hooves and you can't get
away easily, the best thing to do is try
to make a loud noise and make an
aggressive move towards the animal.
This will usually cause them to back
down a bit so you can escape.
This was not a horse. This was a
deer, so obviously, such trickery would
not work. In the course of a millisec-
ond, I devised a different strategy.
I screamed like a woman and tired
to turn and run.
The reason I had always been told
not to try to turn and run from a horse
that paws at you is that there is a good
chance that it will hit you in the back
of the head and knocked me down.
Deer may not be so different from
horses after all, besided being twice as
strong and three times as evil, because
the second I turned to run, it hit me
right in the back of the head and
knocked me down.
Now, when a deer paws at you and
knocks you down, it does not immedi-
ately lJeave. I suspect it does not recog-
nize that the danger has passed. What
they do instead is paw your back and
jump up and down on you while you
are laying there crying like a little girl
and covering your head.
I finally managed to crawl under the
truck and the deer went away.
So no I know why when people go
deer hunting they bring a rifle with a
scope so that they can be somewhat
equal to their "prey."


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


We want to welcome back all
you snowbirds. The summer
was great, but we are ready to
get back in the swing of things
for this season's activities.
CHAPEL
We had 37 attend our first
Sunday of the season. Greeters
were Paul and Ethel Finlay and
Ted and Caye Parolari. The
hymns were led by Joe Boyer
accompanied by Tess Fullerton.
We appreciated them both for
helping in the absence of Bob
and Cheryl Conkle. Welcoming
and prayer was done by Bob
Bellis.
Pastor Jim was a sure sight
for sore eyes. It was so great to
have him back once again for
the season. His message was
about the Prodigal Son.
COFFEE HOUR
Wanda welcomed 75 snow-
birds, led the prayer and pledge.
Our managers, Mitch and. Pam,
gave us an update on what is
happening in the park. We are
getting new washers and dryers
in the south laundry sometime
during the month of November.
Wilder Corp. is also having
doughnuts and coffee on Tues-
day through Friday, starting at
6:30 a.m. for a small donation.
This Hospitality Corner is for
all newcomers. We welcomed
three families of newcomers at
coffee today. There will be a
snack breakfast served every
Saturday when pancakes aren't
being served.
Wanda gave us information
about various activities going
on in the park and chairmen
spoke about upcoming activi-
ties. There is no longer reserv-
ing tables for dances so all may


be able to have a place to sit.
Who knows, you may find a
new friend by sitting by some-
one new.
Norma Houser wanted to let
everyone know how much she
enjoyed receiving her shower of
cards for her 80th birthday. It
is amazing what e-mail can do!
There is a new activity on
Sunday afternoons at 1 through
Dec. 28. It's called "A Rainbow
Of Notes," hosted by me,
Reggie, and George, and it is
open to other parks in the area.
So if you can sing, play an
instrument, line dance, freestyle
dance or tell jokes, this is for
you.
SPOTLIGHT
George and Mary Ann Fisher
hail from Coloma, Mich. They
were married Nov. 11, 1950,
and had four boys but one is
deceased. They are grandpar-
ents to five boys and two girls,
and great-grandparents to a boy
and girl.
George is retired from Whirl-
pool as well as working on fix-
ing up wrecked cars, which is
how their boys got their first
car. Mary Ann was a stay-at-
home mom then, once the four
boys were gone, worked on a
grape farm.
Pioneer Creek has been lucky
to have them for the past 20
years, with the past eight years
of that time being permanent
residents. They both enjoy shuf-
fling, George is our power-
wash king, and Mary Ann
enjoys casinos. George is like
the Eveready battery bunny -
he never runs down!
It has been a wonderful expe-
rience knowing them and we
appreciate them as neighbors.


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