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108th Year, No. 50
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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46


Thursday, November 20, 2008


Music Instructor APrested On Additional Charge


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A former music instructor
here who is facing two counts
of attempted molestation of
young girls was re-arrested on
an additional charge Tuesday
afternoon in Hardee Circuit
Court as he appeared for a hear-
ing in the original case.
Curtis Rush Bell, 41, who
was owner of Symphony Studio
at 408 E. Main St. in Wauchula,
was prepared to turn himself in
on the added count, his attor-





School



BUS, FHP



Collide
By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Hardee County school bus
was involved in an accident
with a Florida Highway Patrol
vehicle on Monday..
No students were seriously
injured in the incident, accord-
ing to an FHP report.
The accident occurred around
2 p.m. at the intersection of
Maxwell Road and U.S. 17. The
school bus was traveling souih-
bound on U.S. 17 and was
preparing to turn onto Maxwell
Road when it hit the Florida
Highway Patrol car traveling
northbound on the inside lane
of US 17.
The 2002 Thomas school bus
is a travel bus with luggage
compartments on the bottom of
the bus. The front of the patrol
car collided with the right side
of the bus into the luggage com-
partments causing an estimated
$10,000 of damages to each
vehicle. No bus seats were out
of place nor were any windows
broken.
The school's standard proce-
dure for notifying parents was
immediately applied. There
were a total of 10 students on
the bus ranging from 7 to 13
years old.
One child suffered minor
injuries and was treated by
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
staff. Fire Chief Michael
Choate and Deputy Schools
Superintendent Rocky kitchens
talked to the children before
they were released to their par-
See uOLLIDE 2A


WEATHER
DATE WgIG
11 ,1 87
17,12 88
11 13 89
11/14 84
171/75 64
17116 71
11/17 73


ney, Hans Grieble of Port
Richey, told Circuit Judge
Marcus J. Ezelle.
Grieble said he and Bell
already were aware of the addi-
tional charge about to be levied
by special agents Al Danna and
Veronica Magro of the Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment.
Danna and Magro were in the
courtroom, as was Capt.
Thomas Harris of the Wauchula
Police Department.
After Ezelle was updated on


the progress of the original
case, a bond amount for the new
charge was discussed and then
Bell was led away.
He was arrested in a hallway
just outside the public's view.
The new charge is lewd and
lascivious molestation of a
child, a second-degree felony. It
is the most serious of the
charges pending against the
man who once gave music
lessons to children inside a stu-
dio at the front of his home.
Grieble asked the judge to


consider a bond of $15,000 for
the new count, pointing out that
the bond amount for the first
two charges was also $15,000
each, for a total of $30,000
posted to date.
"Mr. Bell was aware of and
knew he was going to be arrest-
ed here today," Grieble told
Ezelle. "He showed up, he's
shown up for all his court dates.
He is turning himself in."
Assistant State Attorney
Gene Malpas countered, "The
investigation into Mr. Bell's


TAKING THE OATH


behavior is still ongoing. There
is the potential for additional
charges to come."
Then the prosecutor added,
"This new charge is not an
attempt, but an actual molesta-
tion, an actual touching."
Ezelle ordered Bell's bond on
the new count set at $25,000.
Grieble persisted, asking the
judge once again, "Would you
consider $15,000?"
The judge responded, "Not
without the state's consent. This
is beginning to accumulate,
with the relevant factor the
maximum penalty the defen-
dant is subject to."
With that, bond was estab-
lished at $25,000 and Bell was
taken into custody.
Bell was transported from the
courtroom to the Hardee
County Jail, where he was
booked in at 2:26 p.m. Bell
posted a surety bond by 4:07
p.m. and was released to await


trial.
Bell, his attorney said, is cur-
rently living in New Port
Richey.
Special Agent Danna of the
FDLE said the new charge
stems from an interview with a
girl who was 14 years old at the
See CHARGE 2A


Bell


Home-Invasion


Suspects Change


Pleas In Court


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Six officials were sworn in
on Tuesday. In upper
photo, Circuit Judge
Marcus Ezelle installed
County Commissioners
(from left) Terry Atchley,
Minor Bryant and Dale
Johnson. At left, Super-
intendent of Schools David
Durastanti takes the oath
of office from County
Judge Jeff McKibben. In
lower photo, Mckibben
swears in Board Members
Teresa Crawford (left) and
Mildred Smith. Johnson
and Bryant were selected
chairman and vice-chair-
man of the commission,
while Wendell Cotton and
Jan Platt head the School
Board.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two men who reportedly
burst into a motel room while
wielding a machete then beat,
robbed and abducted the man
inside have been sentenced in
Hardee Circuit Court.
Basillio Alvarado, 41, of 836
Allen Road, Wauchula, and
Joseph Thomas Martinez, 21, of
339 Kenyon Ave., Wauchula,
appeared before Circuit Judge
Marcus J. Ezelle on Tuesday
afternoon, their attorneys at
their sides.
Assistant Public Defender
Mel McKinley and regional
counsel Maureen Markwood
told the judge that their clients
wished to change their pleas in
accordance with plea agree-
ments worked out with the
prosecution.
Both men originally had been
charged with home invasion
robbery, kidnapping, grand
theft and carjacking in connec-
tion with the Aug. 15 incident.
Alvarado faced an additional
count of carrying a concealed
weapon.
Assistant State Attorney Alan
Burns, however, told Ezelle in
court, "Evidentiary considera-
tions arose which caused me to
enter into this plea agreement."
The prosecutor said the charges
were "very serious," but that
prosecution concerns prompted
the decision to accept the sus-
pects' pleas to fewer counts.


Martinez pleaded guil\ 1o
the grand theft count, a felony.
Alvarado pleaded guilty to car-
rying a concealed weapon, a
misdemeanor.
McKinley asked the judge to
withhold adjudication of guilt
in Martinez' case. Ezelle
agreed, cautioning Martinez
that he must successfully com-
plete his sentence and fulfiH his
obligations as ordered by the
court.
Ezelle sentenced Martinez to
18 months of probation and
assessed $520 in court costs and
fines, a $100 cost-of-prosecu-
tion fee, and $350 as a public
defender fee.
Further, the judge retained
jurisdiction over the case as
restitution to the victim is con-
sidered.
The remaining counts against
Martinez were dropped in
exchange for the guilty plea.
Markwood, too, entered a
guilty plea to the carrying a
concealed weapon charge in
exchange for dismissal of the
remaining counts against
Alvarado.
Ezelle again accepted the
plea agreement, adjudicating
Alvarado guilty of the misde-
meanor.
The judge sentenced the man
to 364 days in the Hardee
County Jail, with credit for the
time he already has served since
his September arrest.
See COURT 2A


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Same period last year 38.32
Ten Year Average 55.09
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INDEX
Classifieds..................... 6A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter................4C
Hardee Living.......2.........B
Obits ..... 4A
Roundups......................9A




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By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 2-year-old girl was acci-
dentally run over by her father
last Tuesday at Old Bradenton
Road.
Ariya Vue was taken to


Florida Hospital in Wauchula
by her father, Bee Vue. She was
in serious condition and was
airlifted to Tampa General
Hospital, the Florida Highway
Patrol said.
The child has since been dis-


charged, hospital officials said
this week.
Ariya, her 8-year-old brother,
Charlie Vue, and a third child
were in the bed of the truck
when Vue pulled onto his prop-


Martinez


erty. The girl got out of the
truck, but fell onto the ground.
Vue, meanwhile, backed his
1993 Chevy up and felt a
bump.
The accident occurred at 2:26
p.m.


Alvarado


After realizing he drove over
his daughter, Vue did not call
911 but immediately drove her
to the hospital instead.
The investigation is pending
and charges have yet to be filed,
the FHP said.


Father Accidentally Backs Pickup Over 2-Year-Old


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2A The Herald-Advocate, November 20,2008


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A Hardee County school bus and a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser crashed on Monday at the Intersection of U.S. 17
and Maxwell Road.


New officers of the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce are
Vanesga Hernandez, president; Donnie Canary, vice president;
Candace Preston, treasurer; Sandy Larrison, secretary; and Terry
Atchley, immediate past president. Casey Dickson is executive
director.
Directors for the 2008-09 year are Rick Justice, Gina
Neuhofer, Mike Manley, Steve Johnson, Steven Southwell, Nell
Withers, Nellie Garcia, Derren Bryan, Lavon Cobb, Kirk
Thompson, plus the officers.
I The Hardee High Key Club and Lionettes served the meal at
the Nov. 3 annual dinner meeting held at Torrey Oaks RV and Golf
Resort.
The Mosaic business person of the year award went to the
Emerson Jones family.
The Mildred and Doyle E. Carlton Jr. award went to Joyce
McLeod.
The good news recently in finance is gasoline prices have
come down to a little under $2 a gallon.
More good news is that the U.S. government and Congress are
trying to fix some of the financial problems created by sorry invest-
mnient schemes, greed, corruption, lousy mortgages repackaged as
bonds, phony investment ratings, and ignredible lack of oversight
anid regulation. Some corporate executives received millions for
doing a bad job.
It will take awhile to recover from all of this. The stock mar-
kets have suffered large declines. The AARP Bulletin for
November advises to not have irrational despair but instead learn
the fundamentals of sound personal finance: do not dip into your
nest egg, tighten the family budget, prepare for high gas, heating
and health costs, and above all keep a steady hand, wrote Jim
Toedtman.
America is still the land of opportunity.
Barack Obama, son of a black African man and a white Kansas
woman, has just been elected as our nation's 44th president. I hope
he does an outstanding job in facing difficult challenges.
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, 40, is a former farm worker from
Mexico who slipped into the U.S. at age 19, took English lessons,
enrolled in community college, worked as a painter and welder,
and is now a cancer research scientist and head of the Brian Tumor
Center at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore,
reports AARP.
Close to 44,000 Americans this year. will be diagnosed with
tumors that originate in the brain. Half will be malignant. Another
170,000 patients will learn that cancers from other parts of the
body have spread to their brain. Despite research over the last 30
years the life expectancy for patients whose cancer originated in
the brain has been increased only four months to 14.6 months,
wrote Barbara Basler for AARP. U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy was
diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer earlier this year.
We wish him well.
The AARP reports the typical 66-year-old worked 50 years at
10 different jobs with two relocations. Some 32 percent will rely on
Social Security income with an average payment of $1,094 and SS
to the spouse of $390. The top reason to retire is to spend more time
with family, and 54 percent expect to work after retirement.
Lifetime earnings with a high school diploma are $1.2 million;
bachelor's degree, $2.1 million; and medical or law degree, $4.4
million.

The Hardee High varsity football team ended the season with
four straight losses for a 4-6 record. Last year's record was 6-5.
The last two home crowds were smaller than usual. Often only
a few plays spell the difference between winning and losing.
DeSoto has won the last two district championships in our dis-
trict.
Fort Meade continues to be a state 1-A power under head
coach Mike Hayde. Bartow had a weak team this year. Further
north on U.S. 17, Lakeland High went 10-0 for its ninth perfect
regular season in the last 13 years under head coach Bill Castle,
considered Florida's best high school football coach.
FSU is having a winning season. USF has hit a losing streak.
UJM is winning again under second year head coach Randy
Shannon.
The Gators are having a powerful 9-1 season and ranked No.
3. The Tampa Bay Bucs are a pleasing 7-3 and in playoff con-
tention.

The basketball season begins next week as Hardee plays at
Braden River Tuesday. The boys won the district tournament last
year. 2008 is expected to be a rebuilding year.

S6ns Jonathan, Michael, Jeremy and I last Saturday saw
Florida defeat South Carolina 56-6. Gamecock head coach Steve
Spurrier suffered his worst loss. Spurrier worked magic in the
1990s at UF, winning five SEC titles and a national championship.
He added another SEC title in Gainesville in 2000 before coaching
the NFL Washington Redskins for two unsuccessful years.
Urban Meyer has a powerhouse in his fourth year at UF, hav-
ing won a national title in 2006 and is in the running in 2008. He
'has recruited to have as his goal "the fastest college team in
America." Florida could play in the national title game with wins
over The Citadel, FSU and undefeated Alabama in the SEC cham-
pionship game. Meyer himself coaches the Gator special teams.
We hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving holiday season.


THE HIGHWAYMEN
Over the past several years I have been fortunate to be at just
the right place at the right time, and when that has occurred, I have
had my camera with me to capture that "Kodak moment."
While traveling down Palmetto Street a few months after
Hurricane Charley, I happened to witness the resetting of the
steeple on St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and that event is now part
of my files of photographs. During Pioneer Park Days, several
daily visits are made through Cracker Trail Museum's Pioneer
Village, with the hopes of capturing that one-of-a-kind photograph.
Recently, while conducting business at The Herald-Advocate
newspaper office, I was again fortunate to be at the right place to
get one of those pictures.
The Highwaymen is a group of African-American artists that
began as a small group during the 1950s. The name suits this
group. since they sold their paintings from the trunks of their vehi-
cles along the highways of Florida. It was their goal to use their tal-
ents to capture the Florida landscape and to secure its natural beau-
ty on canvas so others may enjoy the images.


COURTESY PHOTO
Al Black, one of the original Highwaymen, with a 1960s
painting still on the walls of The Herald-Advocate's office
In Wauchula.

That small group of dedicated artists soon grew into a much
larger number and in 2004, 26 Highwaymen were inducted into the
Florida Art Hall of Fame. Their paintings portray the beautiful
landscapes of Florida that will endure the ages.
Al Black is one of those original Highwaymen, and his visit to
The Herald-Advocate recently afforded me the opportunity to see
one of his early paintings that was tucked away on a back office
wall. Black is a stately gentleman who takes pride in the fact that
he is one of the original Highwaymen, and he remembered paint-
ing the image that adorns the paneled office wall of Nancy Davis.
Black explained that back in the 1960s, Wauchula was a
favorite "hangout" of his and he sold many of his paintings in
Hardee County. While visiting the newspaper office one day, Buck
Kelly interviewed him for an article in The Herald-Advocate and
subsequently purchased a couple of paintings.
Those were still the early days that these precious
Highwaymen landscapes sold for a mere few hundred dollars.
Today, many of their paintings will include a price tag of $3,000
and more.
After visiting with Black for that short time last month, we
exchanged a telephone call and he explained to me that he has a
current exhibit being shown in Jacksonville.
By the time our conversation had ended, we were planning for
him to return to his old "stomping ground" for an exhibit of his
treasures to be shown at Cracker Trail Museum. He is booked in
Jacksonville during the months of January and February, so we will
be planning for the showing to be in December.
While we were on the phone, he called out to one of his bud-
dies who had just walked in and he said that the oldest member of
the Highwaymen group, Roy McLendon, was there for a visit. He
further informed me that many times McLendon accompanies him
to his exhibits, so this talented artist will also be on hand at the
museum.
Black will be working with the museum within the next week
to determine which date in December that he will be able to put on
the show. A reception for Black and McLendon will be held in the
evening hours, and further information will be. forthcoming.
Cracker Trail Museum has been fortunate to have the support
of Hardee County citizens not only with your donations but by
your presence as well. We hope that you will be watching for the
information concerning this exhibit and come out to view the ren-
ditions of an early Florida as seen through the masterful eyes of
two of the original Highwaymen.


What is a weed? I have heard it said that there are 60 defini-
tions. For me, a weed is a plant out of place.
-Donald Culross Peattie


COURT
Continued From 1A
Ezelle also assessed $325 in
court costs and fines, a $100
prosecution fee, and $350 for
court-appointed defense.
According to Capt. Thomas
Harris of the Wauchula Police
Department, the men burst into
a room at the Peace Valley
Motel on U.S. 17 at about 9 or
10 p.m. on Aug. 15.
There, threatening the man
inside with a machete, they beat
him with their fists, bound him
with duct tape," rifled through
his pants pockets and stole
$1,600 in cash.
Harris said the men then took
their victim to his car, pushed
him into the back seat and
drove out SR 64 into Manatee
County, where they dumped
him along the roadside near
VWirgate Mine Roa .
A Manatee County sheriffs
deputy discovered the badly
beaten man at about 1 a.m. on
Aug. 16, Harris said.
Harris picked the victim up in
Manatee County and took him
to Florida Hospital Wauchula.
The victim later identified
one of the suspects from a
photo, the captain said, eventu-
ally leading to both men's
arrests.


CHARGE
CAKgE
Continued From 1A
time of the alleged offense.
She told authorities that she
had a deal with Bell, cleaning
house for him in exchange for
piano lessons. She.alleged that
on Nov. 10, 2007, she finished
her work and was invited to
swim in the home's pool by
Bell.
Bell, she said, gave her a
swimsuit to wear.
After changing into the suit,
she alleged Bell said to her,
"You have a nice body."
Further, Bell got into the pool
with her, she said, and suggest-
ed a game of walking around in
the water to create a whirlpool.
Danna said the child alleged
that, as Bell walked past her, he
grabbed her buttocks with his
hand and squeezed it.
She said she was afraid to tell
anyone of the incident.
The FDLE's investigation
into the girl's claims led to the
current charge against Bell.
Bell was previously arrested
on July 7 of this year, charged
with two counts of attempted
lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion, involving two girls ages 11
and 12.
In that case, Bell is accused
of rubbing the girls' feet, then
sliding his hand up their legs
toward their genitals. Both chil-
dren reported moving away
from him.
Police Chief William Beattie
said then that a tip alleging illic-
it activity at Bell's home had
prompted police here to call in
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement to aid in an inves-
tigation of the accusations.
That investigation is continu-
ing, Capt. Harris pointed out on
Tuesday.
Agents Danna and Magro are
seeking the public's assistance,
and ask anyone with any infor-
mation regarding the case to
call them. Both have given their
cell phone numbers to take
calls. Danna's is (813) 918-
*4083. Magro's is (813) 267-
3394.


COLLIDE
Continued From 1A
ents.
Driving the 2002 Thomas
school bus was substitute driver
William Bishop of Wauchula.
KitcheAs said the 78 year-old
Bishop finished training and
had been driving on the road for
a short time. He was charged
with turning left in front of
approaching traffic, the FHP
said.
Trooper James Cloud, of
Arcadia, received minor
injuries and was treated at the
Florida Hospital in Wauchula.
Kitchens said that when the
FHP report is received a three-
person committee will review
the incident and look at the con-
tributing factors to the accident.
He said the bus drivers are con-
stantly training and practicing
safety. He believes there is "still
more work to do" like repeating
safety training.


Never, no never, did nature
say one thing and wisdom
another.


TOMMY BRANDT
An advertisement run-
ning on 5B of this edition
incorrectly lists a Dec. 23
date for Tommy Brandt's
concert at the Cracker Trail
Arena on SR66 east of
Zolfo Springs.
Brandt will make his
appearance this Sunday,
Nov. 23, beginning at 10
a.m.
A corrected ad appears
on SA.
The Herald-Advocate
apologizes for any confu-
sion which may occur.

SUSPECTED DEALERS
A story in last week's edi-
tion on the arrests of
Steven Lee Purser, 37, and
Joshua Caine Lanham, 19,
should have noted that
while Lanham was no
longer in the Hardee
County Jail as of Nov. 5, he
was transferred to the cus-
tody of the state Depart-
ment of Corrections.
The Herald-Advocate
apologizes for any confu-
sionri which may have
occurred.

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



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November 20, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


HEARTLAND CHAMPS!


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
A pair of Hardee Pop Warner football teams recently won the Heartland championship on Nov. 1 and played in the regional quarterfinal games on Nov. 8 at Lake Placid. In above
photo (in no particular order) are Junior Peewee Wildcats Landon Albritton, Nathaniel Albritton, Tucker Albritton, Bryce Anderson, Thomas Atchley, Willie Baker, Guadalupe
Belmares, Parker Carlton, Braddock Collom, Connor Crawford, Marco DeLeon, Brandon Franks, Austin Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Trequan Holley, Christopher Hull, Jordon Jones,
Hayden Lindsey, Seth McGee, Juan Medina, Ryan Moore, Michael "Danny" Owens, Theodore "Boone" Paris, Jessie Pilkington, Kole Robertson, Adam Salas, Hunter Scranton,
Cavaris Snell, Ty Trammell and Austin Walker, along with water boys Anderson and Lindsey, Head Coach Dale Carlton, and assistant coaches Van Crawford, Gerry Lindsey and
David Trammell. In lower photo are the winning Midget Wildcats (in no particular order) Joshua Almaraz, Austin Araujo, Johnny Bray, Ramiro Briones, Elberto Cisneros, Felipe
Cortez, David Dease, Jose Flores,Christian Garcia, Isaac Garza, Tomas Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Jose Gutierrez, Keyton Holley, Adrian Huss, Eric Lazo, Anthony Martinez, Carlos
Martinez, Jonathan Martinez, Noe Navarro, Shawn Palma, Devin Pearson, Waylon Pleger, Jose Prieto, Michael Ramirez, Regino Saldoval, Caleb Tamayo and Emilio Valdez, with
Head Coach James Cruz, and assistant coaches Ramiro Briones, Mark Brown and Noe Navarro Sr.


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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football Fans, the Florida Gators destroyed the Old Ball
Coach and his South Carolina Gamecocks. The 56-6 whippin' was
Spurrier's worst loss in his coaching career. Of course, the Swami
told you last week UF would score 56, didn't he? I was off with my
56-13 prediction. I apologize to the defense for thinking USC
would score a touchdown. The Gators are ranked 4th in the BCS.
If they defeat Alabama in the SEC Title game, they should face a
Big 12 team for the National Championship. ESPN is projecting
Texas Tech. That is, unless the Citadel or FSU upsets the Gators.
Insert a good laugh here. The Gator Train should not be stopped.
The USF Bulls have imploded. They do have the needed six
wins for a bowl game. Connecticut at home and West Virginia on
Dec. 6 at night still remain. The Rutgers debacle was just mind
boggling.
West Virginia Quarterback Pat White still needs 197 yards
rushing to surpass Brad Smith of Missouri as the all-time rushing
QB in college football. Louisville is up this week for the
Mountaineers. USF will walk into a cold hornet's nest on Dec. 6 as
WVU holds a "White Out," in his last home game to honor one of
the greatest players to ever wear the Gold and Blue.
FSU lost to Boston College at home? That is simply inexcus-
able. The Seminoles had their fate in their hand and threw it away
to a mediocre small-time school from the Northeast. The fate of the
Noles' post season play and ACC Title game now depends on beat-
ing Maryland on the road. The final regular season game against
the Gators will be interesting too.
Coaches firings have continued. Syracuse has fired Greg
Robinson, joining Tennessee, Kansas State, Clemson and hopeful-
ly Marshall. The one thought one might have is the timing.
Shouldn't a coach be allowed to finish the season before he is given
a pink slip?
Vanderbilt finally attained bowl eligibility. The Commodores
had been at the point of needing one more win to be bowl eligible
for so many years it had become a joke in college football. Good
job Vandy.
Now let's look at this week's Bill 0' Fare ...
1. Citadel at Florida make sure you have a game program.
There will be so many. new faces even the oldest Gator fanatics
won't know who is in the game. Florida 51 Citadel 13.
2. Marshall at Rice The Blundering Herd will get blown
out by the Owls and next week by Tulsa because they are the worst
coached team in college football. After four straight losing seasons,
the administration better do what is needed to resurrect the pro-
gram. Marshall won 117 games in the 90s, the most in college foot-
ball. Two National Championships and five bowl wins have been
forgotten as Snyder has made MU the laughing stock of CUSA.
This game will be a rout. Rice 41 Marshall 13.
3. West Virginia at Louisville WVU should be at full
strength. West Virginia 34 Cincinnati 17.
4. UConn at USF The Huskies ground game could give the
Bulls all they want. Brown is one of the best in the nation. Will the
Bulls win another game? UConn 33 USF 23.
5. UCF at Memphis Tigers will not let the Knights escape


with a win. Memphis 30 UCF 13.
6. Michigan at Ohio State First of Rodriguez losses to the
Buckeyes. The administration at Michigan has to be wondering
what kind of mistake they made hiring their third choice. Ohio
State 51 Michigan 10.
7. Miami at Georgia Tech Not at home, the Canes fall.
Georgia Tech 24 Miami 17.
8. North Carolina State at North Carolina Heels win the
"Big Tobacco Rival." UNC 31 NCSU 21.
9. Army at Rutgers Scarlet Knights get bowl eligible.
Rutgers 40 Army 21.
10. Clemson at Virginia Cavs get their 6th win. Virginia 27
Clemson 24.
11. Indiana at Purdue Big 10's two worst play for state
pride and a bucket. Purdue 34 Indiana 31.
12. Tennessee at Vanderbilt Vandy finally beats UT. Van-
derbilt 31 Tennessee 20.
13. Syracuse at Notre Dame Robinson has been fired but
will the Orange give him a present on his way out? The Irish play
a joke of a schedule but will steal a bowl spot from a Big East team.
ND 34 Syracuse 20.
14. Mississippi at LSU Tigers roared back last week. This
time they will play 100 percent. LSU 35 Ole Miss 17.
15. Duke at Virginia Tech Hokies won't be Chokies this
time. VPI 45 Duke 17.
16. FSU at Maryland Terps at home poses a big obstacle
for Seminoles. Maryland 31 FSU 24.
17. Texas Tech at Oklahoma It's a Big Game. Sooners
choke. Texas Tech 41 Oklahoma 35.
18. Tampa at Detroit Bucs should win easily. Tampa 30
Detroit 13.
19. New England at Miami Randy Moss and Chad
Pennington back on the same field but not on the same team like
college. Randy goes home a loser. Miami 24 New England 23.
20. Minnesota at Jacksonville Vikes ground games wins
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Obituaries


WILLIAM 'BILL' F.
RESCHKE SR.
William "Bill" F. Reschke
Sr., 81, of Zolfo Springs, died
Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at his
home.
Born on June 19, 1927, in
Chicago, Ill., he came to Zolfo
Springs from West Palm Beach
in 1972. He was a Protestant,
served in the U.S. Air Force,
owner of Reschke Construction
Inc*, and a member of the
Hardee Home Builders
Association.
He was preceded in death by
his wife of 48 years Dolores
Reschke.
Survivors include three
daughters, Barbara Maness and
husband Donnie, Joyce
Reschke and Kathryn Dulanski;
three sons, William Reschke Jr.,
John Reschke and wife Debra,
and Heath Reschke and wife
Misti; six grandchildren, Revae
Lawrence, Shelly Maness, Will
Reschke, Amanda Reschke,
James Reschke and Michael
Dulanski; 11 great-grandchil-
dren, Traci Reschke, Heather
Reschke, Brock Reschke,
Savannah Reschke, Naomi
Lawrence, Abigail Lawrence,
Andrew Reschke, Allysen
Reschke, Caine Sexton,
Clarissa Reschke and Allison
Dulanski; two sisters, Ruth
Barta and husband Rudy, and
Margie Clegg and husband Joe;
and a host of other family and
friends.
Visitation will be at' 1 to 2
p.m. today (Thursday) at the
funeral home. Services will fol-
low at 2 p.m. at the Brant
Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Donnie Maness officiating.
Interment will follow at
Wauchula Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the Good
Shepherd Hospice of Auburn-
dale.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula





















MARY DIANA
TAYLOR
Mary Diana Taylor, 65, of
Bowling Green, died on
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, in
Sebring.
Born Nov. 12, 1943, in
Benton Harbor, Mich., she
came to Hardee County in
19986. She was a homemaker
and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death
by one son, Tony Taylor; and
three grandchildren, Jonathan
Taylor, Mary Taylor and
Amber Woods.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 45 years, Billy Taylor
of Bowling Green; four sons,
Troy Taylor and wife Patty of
Bowling Green, Lee Taylor
of Jasper, Bobby jTaylor and
wife Patricia of Fort Green,
and Kevin Smith of Chicago,
Ill.; two daughters, Donna
Ehling and husband Jake of
Wauchula, and Lizanna
Woods and husband Donald
of Fort Green; daughter-in-
law Maggie Taylor, wife of
the late Tony Woods of Fort
Meade; 12 grandchildren;
and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home, with services there
at 7:30.

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Wauchula


MARBEL C. LATHER
Marbel C. Lather, 93, of
Wauchula, died on Friday, Nov.
14, 2008, at home,
Born Feb. 15, 1915, in
Indianapolis, Ind., she came to
Hardee County from Ohio in
1998. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Tom Lather; two
sisters; five brothers; and a son.
Survivors include two sons,
Dale Lather and wife Helen of
Wauchula, and Frank Lather
and wife Susan of Lehigh
Acres; two daughters, Donna
Weese and husband Donald of
Findlay, Ohio, and Ellen Junk
and husband Richard of Gland-
orf, Ohio; two sisters, Carrie
Moore of Findlay, Ohio and
Della Tyson of Gibsonburg,
Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service is pend-
ing.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

MARJORIE LOUISE ROSS
Marjorie Louise Ross, 88, of
Fort Meade, died Sunday, Nov.
16, 2008, at Good Shepherd
Hospice in Auburndale.
Born May 16, 1925, in East
McKessport, Pa., she moved to
Fort Meade in 2001. She was a
member of the Methodist
Church and a retired secretary
for Westinghouse Electric.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Ralph Ross of Fort
Meade; four daughters, Judith
Saftner of Maryland, Pamela
Brandt of Pittsburg, Pa.,
Beverly Stillwagon of New
Jersey, and Wanda Hodge of
Cape Coral; and two grandchil-
dren, Charles Saftner and Kathy
Saftner.
Memorial services will be
held Saturday beginning at 11
a.m. at the Florida Flywheel
Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 105 Arenson Ave.,
Auburndale, FL 33823.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


MARBEL C.
LATHER
Marbel C. Lather, 93, of
Wauchula, died on Friday,
Nov. 14,2008, at home.
Born Feb. 15, 1915, in
Indianapolis, Ind., she came
to Hardee County from Ohio
in 1998. She was a home-
maker.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Tom Lather;
two sisters; five brothers; and
a son.
Survivors include two
sons, Dale Lather and wife
Helen of Wauchula, and
Frank Lather and wife Susan
of Lehigh Acres; two daugh-
ters, Donna Weese and hus-
band Donald of Findlay,
Ohio, and Ellen Junk and
husband Richard of Gland-
orf, Ohio; two sisters, Carrie
Moore of Findlay, Ohio and
Della Tyson of Gibsonburg,
Ohio; a brother-in-law, Lee
Lather and wife Edna of Port
Charlotte; 12 grandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren; and
one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service is
pending.

Brant Funeral

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


WALTER JAMES HARRIS
Walter James Harris, 85, of
Zolfo Springs, died Sunday,
Nov. 16, 2008 at his home.
.Born May 5, 1923, in
Elkhart, Ind. he was a U.S.
Army Air Corps veteran of
SW.W.II, and retired from Hobart
Restaurant Supply.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Frank and Iva
Harris; one brother, Fred
Harris; and his first wife, Ellen
Harris.
Survivors include wife
Florence Cassin Harris of Zolfo
Springs; three stepsons, Kevin
Cassin of Albuquerque, N.M.,
Kenneth Cassin of Dennis Port,
Maine, Kerry Cassin of South
Dennis, Maine; one brother, Jim
Harris and wife Bettie of
Wauchula; seven grandchil-
dren; and four great-grandchil-
dren.
Private family graveside ser-
vice will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Hope Hospice,
4840 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33805.
Walley-Mills-Zimmerman
Funeral Home
Elkhart, Ind.

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WILLIAM 'BILL' F.
RESCHKE SR.
William "Bill" F. Reschke
Sr., 81, of Zolfo Springs, died
Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at
hIis home.
Born on June 19, 1927, in
Chicago, Ill., 1he came to
Zolfo Springs from West
Palm Beach in 1972. He was
a Protestant, served in the
U.S. Air Force, owner of
Reschke Construction Inc., a
member of the Hardee Home
Builders Association and an.
avid fisherman and an avid
businessman.
Bill Reschke was, above
all, a family man. Even with
his "gruff' exterior, he was a
big teddy bear inside. He
worked hard his whole life to
provide for his wife and six
children. He could discuss
most subjects with anyone
and liked to go to town poli-
tickin', as he called it.
He was preceded in death
by his wife of 48 years
Dolores Reschke.
Survivors include three
daughters, Barbara Maness
and husband Donnie, Joyce
Reschke and Kathryn Dulan-
ski; three sons, William Res-
chke Jr., John Reschke and
wife Debra, and Heath
Reschke and wife Misti; six
grandchildren, Revae Law-
rence, Shelly Maness, Will
Reschke, Amanda Reschke,
James Reschke and Michael
Dulanski; 11 great-grandchil-
dren, Traci Reschke, Heather
Reschke, Brock Reschke,
Savannah Reschke, Naomi
Lawrence, Abigail Lawrence,
Andrew Reschke, Allysen
Reschke, Caine Sexton,
Clarissa Reschke and Allison
Dulanski; two sisters, Ruth
Barta and husband Rudy, and
Margie Clegg and husband
Joe; and a host of other fami-
ly and friends.
Bill will be greatly missed
by all who knew him. He
touched the lives of many and
influenced his family greatly.
Visitation will be at 1 to 2
p.m. today (Thursday) at the
funeral home. Services will
follow at 2 p.m. at the Brant
Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Donnie Maness officiating.
Interment will follow at
Wauchula Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to the Good
Shepherd Hospice of Auburn-
dale.

Brant Funeral

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


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RICHARD ALLEN FORT
Richard .Allen Fort, 88, of
Fort Meade, died Saturday,
Nov. 15, 2008, at his home;.
Born Dec. 24, 1919, in Fort
Meade, he was a life-long resi-
dent, a member of First Presby-
terian Church and owned Varn's
Pharmacy. He was a U.S. Army
Ranger, serving in World War
IH
Survivors include his wife,
Mary Varn Fort of Fort Meade;
three sons, Richard Fort, Jr. and
wife Melissa of Fort Meade, Dr.
Bob Fort and wife Carol of Fort
Meade, and Jim Fort and wife
Connie of Jacksonville; four
daughters, Mary Anne White-
side and husband Jack of Anna
Maria, Betty L. Wallace and
husband Terry of Tallahassee,
Barbara F. Thomas and husband
Steve of Riverview, and Bever-
ly F. Shepard and husband Bill
of Collinsville, Ala.; two sis-
ters, Aldine Warren of Fort
Meade, and Thelma Lyle of
Commerce, Ga.; 19 grandchil-
dren; and 10 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Tuesday, Nov.
18, evening at the funeral home.
Services were held Wednes-
day at 10:30 a.m. at the First
Presbyterian Church in Fort
Meade with the Rev. Jack
Taylor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Good Shepherd
Hospice or the First Presbyter-
ian Church of Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


MARY DIANA TAYLOR
Mary Diana Taylor, 65, of
Bowling Green, died on Thurs-
day, Nov. 13, 2008, in Sebring.
Born Nov. 12, 1943, in
Benton Harbor, Mich., she
came to Hardee County in
19986. Sh9 wa.ajhomemaker
and of the Baptist fith.
She was precede in death by
one son, Tony Taylor; and three
grandchildren, Jonathan Taylor,
Mary Taylor and Amber Woods.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 45 years, Billy Taylor
of Bowling Green; four sons,
Troy Taylor and wife Patty of
Bowling Green, Lee Taylor of
Jasper, Bobby Taylor and wife
Patricia of Fort Green, and
Kevin Smith of Chicago, Ill.;
two daughters, Donna Ehling
and husband Jake of Wauchula,
and Lizanna Woods and hus-
band Donald of Fort Green; 12
grandchildren; andl3 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home,
with services there at 7:30.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula




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WINONA BIGGER
Winona Biggers, 80, of
Lakeland, died Sunday, Nov.
16,2008.
Born on April 29, 1928, to
the late Frank and Lonnie
(Mercer) Williams, in Gardner,
she moved to Lakeland from
Wauchula 25 years ago and was
a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by
husband Richard Biggers Sr.
and son Robin Biggers.
Survivors include four sons,
Ronald Biggers of Saipan,
Richard Biggers Jr., Randy
Biggers, and Robert Biggers all
of Lakeland; eight grandchil-
dren, Stacy Carpenter and
Jamie Biggers of Alaska, Kevin
Biggers of Washington,
Vanessa Biggers of California.,
Richard Biggers III and Kristy
Suggs of Lakeland, Brandi Kirk
of Leesburg, and Candi Ashley
of Auburndale; and 11 great-
grandchildren.
Services and burial were held
Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Crewsville
Cemetery.
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Funeral Home
Wauchula
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WINONA
BIGGER
Winona Biggers, 80, of
Lakeland, died Sunday, Nov.
16,2008.
Born on April 29, 1928, to
the late Frank and Lonnie
(Mercer) Williams, in Gard-
ner, she moved to Lakeland
from Wauchula 25 years ago
and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death
by husband Richard Biggers
Sr. and son Robin Biggers.
Survivors include four
sons, Ronald Biggers of
Saipan, Richard Biggers Jr.,
Randy Biggers, and Robert
Biggers all of Lakeland; eight
grandchildren, Stacy Carpen-
ter and Jamie Biggers of
Alaska, Kevin Biggers of
Washington, Vanessa Biggers
of California., Richard
Biggers III and Kristy Suggs
of Lakeland, Brandi Kirk of
Leesburg, and Candi Ashley
of Auburndale;,and 11 great-
grandchildren.
Services and burial were
held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at
Crewsville Cemetery

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PEARL DURRANCE
Pearl Durrance, 90, of Wau-
chula, died on Thursday, Nov.
13, 2008, at Wauchula.
Born in Hourton, Ala., on
Dec. 5, 1917, she was a home-
maker, former resident of Bar-
tow, and attended Peace Creek
Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter
Sallie Bell of Bartow; three
grandchildren; and'four great-
grandchildren.
Graveside services were held
on Monday at 11 a.m. at
Friendship Cemetery.
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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. and wife Mildred
"Lori" of Orlando; two
daughters, Patricia Vernon.
Roberts and Sandra Vernbn
Miller, both of Wauchula;
two sisters, Velma Albritton
of Gibsonton and Lena
"Jackie" Richardson
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JAMES HENRY GRIFFIN
j- James Henry Griffin, 70, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, Nov.
16, 2008, at his home.
Born on Feb. 11, 1938, in
Fitzgerald, Ga. he was a heavy
equipment operator for Over-
look Growers until his retire-
ment, and was of the Baptist
faith.
Survivors include wife Mary
:Napier White.Griffin of Wau-
chula; two sons, Dewayne
Griffin of Altamonte Springs,
and Calvin Griffin of Wau-
chula; five step-children,
Delores Wilson and husband
Elbert, and Jimmie White and
wife Tammy, all of Auburndale,
Billy White and wife Heather of
'Winter Haven, Eddie White and
IWife Tanya of Plant City, and
Betty Pace and husband Peter
of Sebring; one brother Junior
Ray Griffin of Sebring; four sis-
ters, Annette Martin of Lexing-
ton, Ky., Thelma Trambel and
Clara Williams both of Wau-
chula, and Idalene Belcher of
Elba, Ala.; five grandchildren;
16 step grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m.
SWednesday at the funeral home.
Services will be held today
(Thursday) at 1 p.m. at the
Garden Chapel with the Rev.
Ken Geren, the Rev. Robert
Napier, and the Rev. Curt
Napier officiating. Interment
will follow in Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
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JAMES HENRY
GRIFFIN
James Henry Griffin, 70,
of Wauchula, died Sunday,
Nov. 16, 2008, at his home.
Born on Feb. 11, 1938, in
Fitzgerald, Ga. he was a
heavy equipment operator for
Overlook Growers until his
retirement, and was of the
Baptist faith.
Survivors include wife
Mary Napier White Griffin of
Wauchula; two sons, De-
wayne Griffin of Altamonte
Springs, and Calvin Griffin
of Wauchula; five step-chil-
dren, Delores Wilson and
husband Elbert, and Jimmie
White and wife Tammy, all of
Auburndale, Billy White and
wife Heather of Winter
Haven, Eddie White and wife
Tanya of Plant City, and
Betty Pace and husband Peter
of Sebring; one brother
Junior Ray Griffin of
Sebring; four sisters, Annette
Martin of Lexington, Ky.,
Thelma Trambel and Clara
Williams both of Wau-chula,
and Idalene Belcher of Elba,
Ala.; five grandchildren; 16
step grandchildren; and three
-great-grandchildren; and a
host of nephews, nieces,
cousins, and friends.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral
home. Services will be held
today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at
the Garden Chapel with the
Rev. Ken Geren, the Rev.
'Robert Napier, and the Rev.
Curt Napier officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Wauchula
Cemetery.



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HOLIDAY EATING WITHOUT THE WEIGHT GAIN
With the holidays upon us both Thanksgiving and
Christmas we are faced with the challenge of avoiding overeat-
.ing.
It truly is a challenge when all of this delicious food is placed
in front of us or on a banquet table; we want to taste and try every-
thing, sometimes to excess! The holiday season can be stressful in
terms of fighting the urge to overeat. Research has shown that the
average American will gain five pounds between Thanksgiving and
New Year's.
Following are some suggestions for surviving the coming hol-
iday season without gaining excessive pounds that will require a
strict diet regimen after the new year. Here are 10 holiday survival
tips that may help you as you face this season of abundance of
food:
1.) Eat a light, healthy snack such as soup, fruit or cereal
before parties. This will help you curb hunger and make better
choices.
2.) Bring a low-fat holiday dish to the party. Better still, go
home empty-handed!
3.) Keep minimal baked goods on hand this year. Only bake
enough to give away or use for one festivity. After baking goodies,
immediately fill the mixing bowl with hot soapy water; sampling
batter packs on extra calories.
4.) Try to eat a large salad before most meals. Make sure veg-
etables take up half the room on most of your plates.
5.) Substitute healthful ingredients. Splenda works great in
baked dishes. Cut the sugar to half the original amount in the recipe
and replace the remainder with Splenda. For more information
about this option, see www.splenda.com.
6.) Make a goal with a friend to lose five pounds or to main-
tain weight during the holidays. This way you have a valuable sup-
port buddy.
7.) Remember that the holidays are truly only three real days
- Thanksgiving, Christmas (or Kwanza or Chanukah which is
eight days) and New Year's. This means if you blow it only on
three days, then you really won't cause much damage. It's the
vicious cycle of not enough exercise and too many calories on the
other days that causes weight gain during this time of year.
8.) Sign up for a 5K or fitness walk or other event to keep
your mind focused on fitness goals. Keep up with your exercise
during the holidays and try to be more active.
9.) Limit alcohol. Enjoy one alcoholic beverage if you must
and then switch to diet soda or soda water with lime afterward.
Plain water can be an even better choice since it has no calories and
will give a feeling of fullness.
10.) Finally, celebrate and focus on what the holidays are real-
ly about: spending time with family and friends. Find creative
activities or ways to get your family and friends to play a game or
be active instead of eating. Pick a time to get together that does not
revolve around a meal.


Letter To The Editor

Zolfo Resident Wants

Her Pet Dog Returned


Dear Editor:
To the person who has my
dog Elleighe:
I do not know who you are or
where you live, but I do know
that what you are doing by
keeping my black female dasc-,
hund from home is totally cruel
to all involved.
Elleighe was with me in my
yard at Shanna Lane, and she
wandered off. She usually goes
down to the neighbor's house to
get a treat, then returns home.
But on Tuesday, Nov. 11, she
did not return.
I immediately started looking
for her, but to no avail. I have
posted signs all over the local
area, called many people in the
area, and people are helping me
look for her. I have even offered
a reward.
Why won't you bring her
back to me? No questions will
be asked, and I will give you
the reward. I just want Elleighe
back! My other little dog is pin-
ing her absence terribly! He
won't eat, won't go outside
without looking for her, is
sleeping on her blanky, and
is carrying her special toy
around!
I don't understand how
someone can keep something
that does not belong to them. I
have not slept since Elleighe
has gone missing in action. Can
you sleep knowing that you
have something that someone
else has a broken heart over?
Elleighe is a wonderful, loving,
obedient dog.
I can see how you fell in love
with her. But she is mine! I got
her from the shelter over a year
ago. She is a part of my family,
and belongs with me and her
furry sisters and brothers!
If you have ever lost any-
thing, then you must know how
I am feeling! I am just heart-
sick that Elleighe is not here for
her afternoon special dish, or is
not on my pillow waiting on me
to come to bed and move her to
. her blanky!
Please, let ENeighe come
home to me! If you are too em-
barrassed to face me, just bring
her to Shanna Lane and tie her
to a post. Please!
If you have a tender heart and
you are feeling my pain, do
what is right. Let Elleighe be '
reunited with her family here at
my home.
If you decide not to bring her
back to me, you need to know
that Elleighe just had surgery
and needs to be handled gently.
Do not give her bones! Don't
feed her "people" food as she
will get very sick. She has a


very sensitive stomach.
I do hope and pray that you
will decideuthough to bring her
home to tie di take her to All
Creatures Animal Hospital.
Thank you! Again, please do
.what is right!

Sincerely written with
a broken ,heart,
Terrin L. McKelvey-Green
909 Shanna Lane
Zolfo Springs


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Com-
mission was quick to claim its
share of state dollars set aside
for fiscally constrained coun-
ties.
The county responded as
soon as the word was out that
the Florida Legislature had
approved Senate Bill 4D appro-
priating $10 million to offset
losses due to Amendment I.
County manager Lex Albrit-
ton and attorney Ken Evers
drafted a resolution which com-
missioners adopted unanimous-
ly on Nov. 6, noting that Hardee
. was one of the rural areas of
critical economic concern
where one mill of ad valorem
tax money will raise no more
than $5 million in revenue.
The January constitutional
amendment approved by voters
revised and set limits on ad val-
orem taxes, at which point Gov.
Charlie Crist recommended leg-
islators approve up to $26.2
million in recurring dollars to
offset their losses.
In Hardee County, the tax
loss is estimated at $561,881.
Of the $10 million appropriat-
ed, Hardee County's share
would be approximately
$228,285, leaving an unfunded
amount of nearly $334,000.
The resolution asks Crist to
seek a legislative appropriation
to fund the additional $14.6
million for this fiscal year and
again next year. Copies of the
letter to Crist and resolution
were sent to Sen. J.D. Alex-
ander and Rep. Baxter Trout-
man, Hardee's legislative dele-
gates.
At the Nov. 6 meeting, the
commission also reviewed its
19-page packet of 2009 legisla-
tive requests. There are three,
with the first priority, "expedi-
tious completion of four-laning
of U.S. 17, essential to the safe-
ty and economy of Hardee,
DeSoto and Charlotte coun-
ties."
Next is funding for the coun-


ty's regional wastewater service
area, to continue to remedy the
severe nitrate problem in 400 to
600 homes in the Wauchula
Hills area. An additional $1.9
million is needed to expand
plant capacity, reuse facilities
and extending lines to Wau-
chula Hills homes.
The final request is assistance
is for about $325,000 for court-
house renovations. Currently
under way are construction to
resolve handicapped accessibil-
ity issues, build a sallyport for
safely unloading and loading
prisoners, and office space for
the county probation and
Guardian Ad Litem programs.
New funding will complete
handicapped access needs, add
a third hearing room and
judges' suite and relocation of
information technology equip-
ment for the new units.

In other action recently, the
commission:
held installation of re-
cently elected commissioners
Terry Atchley, Minor Bryaht
and Dale Johnson. Each of the
five commissioners accepted
their committe/council appoint-
ments for the coming year.
District I's Bryant will con-
tinue as local transportation
liaison, legislative liaison, and a
member of Central Florida
Regional Planning Council, the
Small County Coalition, South-
west Florida Water Manage-
ment District and Heartland
Water Alliance.
District II's Nick Timmerman
will continue as budget and
finance liaison, and represent
the county on the Health Caire
Task Force, Rural Health Net-
work, Community Recreation
Complex, Housing Authority
and Homeless Coalition.
, Atchley, new District 3 com-
missioner, will be Industrial
Development liaison, and also
attend the Small County Coali-
tion meetings, Library Heart-
land Cooperative, Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged and as an


alternate to the Airport Task
Force, Tampa Bay Partnership
and Central Florjda Planning
Council.
Commissioner Bobby. Smith
represents District 4 and is
Mining and Agriculture liaison,
a member of Florida Heartland
Rural Economic Development
Initiative, the Airport Task
Force, Heart of Florida Com-
munity Alliance and alternate to
Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District.
District 5 Commissioner
Johnson is the Public Safety
and municipal liaison, and on
the Heartland Workforce
Investment Board, Community
Traffic Safety Team, Drug
Abuse Prevention and Teen
Pregnancy Prevention coali-
tions and Tampa Bay Partner-
ship.
accepted a $33,400 grant
from the Federal Emergency.
Management Agency for storm-
water rehabilitation at the
Hardee County Jail, allowing
water to drain into the retention
pond and on to the nearly
branch or creek. "It's sorely
needed," commented Timmer-
man, of the grant applied for
shortly after Hurricane Charley
hit here in 2004. Sht $11,000
county match will come from
contingency funds.
approved a proclamation
of November as National
Hospice Month as requested by
Becky McIntyre, regional
direction for Good Shepherd
Hospice.
approved a resolution re-
financing the solid waste
department $1 million loan at
the new rate of $1.9 percent. It
will be repaid partially from
Solid Waste assessments.
as introduced to new pub-
lic works director Kevin Atch-
ley. Licensed as a civil engi-
neer, he is a distant relative of
Commissioner Atchley, and
will replace J.R. Prestridge,
current public works director
who is completing 46 years of
service to the county.


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Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
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Pets
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FILL DIRT INC.


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Zolfo Springs
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Assistant Teacher Seasonal Position
(6 to 9 months)
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Aqsistant
Teacher to work with children ages 6 wks to 5 years.
Responsible for assisting in the provision of developmental-
ly appropriate activities and care for children under the guid-
ance and direction of the Teacher. Preferred: CDA for
working with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-
school), 2 years experience, and active enrollment in
Associates degree program. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or
Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and
CDA Credential for working with appropriate age group
(Infant/Toddler or Pre-school) and two years experience
working with young children. Starting salary $8.90 9.35
per hour. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement
plan. Closing date: 11-21-08, Send resume/letter of inter-
est or apply at: ECMHSP 5115 Mason Dixon Ave.
Bowling Green, Fl 33834, Telephone: 863-375-2101,
EOE, ADA, License # C10HA0001 OOO


Teacher Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months)
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for a Teacher to
work with children ages 6 wks to 5 years. Responsible for
providing a developmentally appropriate Head Start envi-
ronment and for overall management of the classroom.
Provides training and assistance to Assistant Teachers and
volunteers, under supervision of the Early Childhood
Education Coordinator. Preferred: A.A./A.S. Degree in
Early Childhood Education or related field with enrollment
in Bachelor's degree program, and two years experience in
teaching early childhood. Bilingual (Sp/Eng or
Creole/Eng.). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and
CDA Credition for working with appropriate age group
(Infant/Toddler or Pre-school), enrollment in an Associate's
degree program, and three years working with young chil-
dren. Starting salary $9.78 10.28 per hour. Personal Leave
and employer-matched retirement plan. Closing date: 11-
21-08, Send resume/letter of interest or apply at: ECMH-
SP 5115 Mason Dixon Ave. Bowling Green, Fl 33834,
Telephone: 863-375-2101, EOE, ADA, License #
C10HA0001 c1l_:20c

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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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Classifieds_

Agricutr -Help antdLostFoun


3x3 TRASH PUMP, new, 5-1/2 HP,
$300 OBO.773-0236. 11:20p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc
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2004 F150, $5,800 CASH. 773-
0881. 11:20c
2002 GMC, 4x4, $5,000 CASH.
773-2088. 11:20c
2004 TAURAS, $3,750. 773-0881.
11:20c
2000 FORD RANGER, $2,000.
773-2088. 11:20c


2 CLERICAL POSITIONS Florida
Beef Inc., full time, warehouse
environment, must be computer
literate. Contact Leeza at 863-
' 735-2233or 863-513-5683. 11:20p
TAKING APPLICATIONS for
mechanic's helper, Heartland
Auto Clinic, 214 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula. 11:20-27p



$89,000 2BR HOME plus 1 BR
apartment, 5 acres, highway
frontage, TLC. 954-629-4486.
11:20c


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


IIGura',ted


829 Bostick Rd.
Bowling Green, FL


863-375-4081
863-474-1172


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Albritton Cleaning Services
Your Local Cleaning Professional
Cleaning Gone Green. Organic Products Used
SOffices: Medical, Banks, Real Estate
*References Available*
Call for your FREE estimate .

S863.781.6738 cl11:20p



Bees andJCs Pollination, Inc.
BeesandPollination, Inc.


Joshua Clemente
(863) 990-6489
Wauchula, FL
State Inspected
& Insured


Pollination Services
Watermelons
^^ Cucumbers
SBlueberries
I Squash
w Citrus


Pollination Agreements with Written Contract.
$50 per colony 10:16-12:18p


Assistant Park Manager
$19,342.68/($9.30) $26,664.10/($12.82)
Wanted for the Hardee County Parks & Recreation
Department. Responsible for assisting in the operations
and maintenance of Pioneer Park. Ability to operate
grounds equipment. One year experience in park work.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted on
County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit applications to the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone: (863) 773- 2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position clos-
es at 5:00 p.m., December 1, 2008. EOE-F/M/V
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HELP WANTED
DETENTION DEPUTY
$33,00000 $38,11000
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
Florida Certified Correction Officers. Applicants
must possess a current certification in Corrections
and meet the requirements set forth by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Training and
Standards Commission. Applicants must success-
fully complete the personnel selection process set
forth by the Sheriff's Office.
Applications may be obtained and returned to the
Sheriff's Office at 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL,
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If other accommodations are necessary, call the
Sheriff's Office, 863-773-0304 to make arrange-
ments. EOE11:20-27c
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ARE YOU RECEIVING monthly
payments on a mortgage? I buy
mortgages. 863-832-1984.
11:20-12:18p
NEWLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA
home living room, dining room,
family room, utility room, ceramic
tile, ceiling fans, new CHA unit,
oak cabinets, 809 N. 8th Ave. 863-
232-7132. 11:20-27p
HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER -
3/2, in-ground pool, owner fin.,
terms neg., zoned commercial.
727-359-4395. 11:6-20p
3BR/2BA, NEW CONSTRUCTION,
ceramic tile. Owner will finance.
832-1984. 10:30-11:27p


3BR/2BA, 1/2 ACRE, 540 Orange
Ave., Joe L. Davis Subdivision.
Appointment showing. 773-3787,
781-1982. 10:23-11:20p
Nothing is more the child of
art than a garden.


LOST REWARD Black female:
daschund, collar and tags, needs
meds! Shanna Lane, ZS. 735-
8522. 11:20
The smallest horse is th
Fallabella, which grows onl
30 inches high.
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POST OFFICE
NOW HIRING!



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773-4478




Free Estirmates
Insured 30+ years experience



PARKER FILL DIRT
DEMOLITION
*Fill Dirt *Tree Removal* Sp e ci ad
*Stump Removal* Dragline e Tndam A Load
*'Track Hoe Land Clearing (4-I6vards)
*Shell *Clay* Top Soil* $ 1 00/Load,
Bulldozer Dump Trucks thin 5 mile radIus of Zolro Sprin-
Fill Top SoilIHard Pan
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Experienced Office Manager or
Administrative Assistant
For a very busy multi-tasking office.
Apply in person Bring resume
at 3030 Cedar Street Zolfo Springs 9
Mon.-Frt 9angi5pmn
Only Experienced Need Apply c 1


Bus Monitor Seasonal Position
(6 to 9 months)
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus Monitor for
Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for ensuring chil-
dren's safety on the bus and providing an environment,
which is conductive to the optimum development of each
child while they are being transported. Serve as liaison
between the center and families, maintaining on-going com-
munication between the center and families. Preferred:
High School Diploma/GED and CDL. Bilingual (Spa/Eng.
or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED.
Starting salary $8.25 8.61 per hour. Personal Leave and
employer-matched retirement plan. Closing date: 11-21-08,
Send resume/letter of interest or apply at: ECMHSP 5115
Mason Dixon Ave. Bowling Green, Fl 33834, Telephone:
863-375-2101, EOE, ADA, License # C10HA0001 .,cl:2
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WOLFF TANNING BED, $300;
upright freezer, $100. 773-4794.
11:20p
BOWFLEX $500 OBO; electric
crossbow exerciser, $500 OBO;
futon, desk, twin bed, 2 comput-
ers, make offer. 773-0236, 832-
2468. 11:20p
DRUM SET Ludwig, metallic
blue, 5 piece drums, two cymbals,
highhat, stool and pedals, $450.
863-781-1173. 11:20p


HANDYMAN
OR
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FOR DETAILS

239.340.3968
Must carry Worker's
Compensation & Liability
Insurance for work in
DeSoto, Hardee & Charlotte
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HOT TUB Four person, octagon
style, Rio model by Strong Spa,
with top, $450. 863-781-1173.
11:20p
CHRISTMAS TREE 6-7 foot, lots
of ornaments, extra good shape,
some new, all for $50. 767-0304.
11:20p
4-WHEELER, TALON MARCO, liq-
uid cool 4 cyl. engine, less than
100 hrs., like new, 863-781-1347,
$1,500 firm. 11:20-12:18p
3-HORSE TRAILER with dressing
room, $3,450. 767-0518 leave
message. 11:20p


MOTORCYCLE 2002 HONDA
Shadow 750, $2,500 OBO. 863-
445-0708. 10:30-11:27p

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CREDIT PROBLEMS In the past,
you can still own a NEW home.
Ask me how 863-773-2007.
11:20p
BUY A NEW 3/2 Scotbuilt mobile
home. Get your lot FREE. 863-
773-2007. 11:20p

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OWNER FINANCING
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U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-4441
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double wide, land, home pkg., In
Bowling Green. Owner financing.
863-773-2007. 11:20p
PRICE BUSTER Never lower at
invoice, moving office, Central
Mobile Home Inc. 83-773-2007.
11:20p
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE
- All new homes must go at
invoice prices. Call 863-773-2007.
11:20-27:
2BR/2BA FULLY furnished on
large lot In Zolfo Springs Sub-
division, $55,000. 269-473-3381
or 269-876-7977. 11:13-20p


REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
2997. 7:3-12:25p


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


CHARLIE CREEK 1015 Bluejay,
3BR/2BA, 2005 mobile home,
stove, refrigerator, $57,500.
Owner pays closing cost. 941-
627-2769. 10:9tfc


FREE TO A GOOD HOME 2 year
old cur mix. Leave message 773-
2330. 11:20nc
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'relooking 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
S828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
Sand be free of parasites. tfc-dh



FIVE ACRES IN west Tennessee,
1 hour from Nashville. 767-0518.
11:20p

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2002 TOYOTA
VIN# 5TBRT341X25282126
10 a.m. December 16,2008
Mr. E Pre-Owned Autos & Wrecker
1093 Hwy. 17 N. Wauchula, FL 33873
cli l:20p


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
SLIDE IN CAMPER for full size
pickup, air, new refrigerator, $850.
863-285-7760. 11:13-20p
32' 1989 TRAVELMASTER RV,
53,000 miles, runs good, hunter's
special, $3,500 OBO. 773-3596,
245-0008. 11:6-12:4p
'03 HONDA FOUR WHEELER, 600
CC, good condition, 4x4, $3,000..
863-781-7698, 773-2267.
11:13-12:4p


4BR/2BA, GOOD LOCATION, nice
two story duplex, freshly painted,
fenced in, fireplace, dishwasher,
new central AC/heat, Zolfo
Springs, first and 'last months
rent, $700/month, plus security
deposit. For info call 863-781-
4529. 11:20tfc
NICE CLEAN small efficiency
apartment. AC/Heat, utilities fur-
nished. Fully furnished and has a
single bed. $125 per week. First
and last weeks rent, damage
deposit and references required.
773-9793. 11:20p
IMMEDIATE COMPLETELY fur-
nished, 2BR/2BA MH, carport,
separate laundry room, large
yard, $560 month. 863-773-5827.
11:20-27p
RENTAL WITH OPTION TO BUY -
2BR/2BA MH, central heat & air,
carport, at The Village of Charlie
Creek. 863-299-1401. 11:20tfc


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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/lBth 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
GREAT VALUE! This comfortable and cozy
3B/2Bth home is located on large lot in quiet
setting 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
2R6 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


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
Www.Iambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell s
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
Homes of Merit D/W on 17.22 acres; 3B/2Bth;
tile and carpet floors; deck and 16x54 pole barn.
$340,000
HOME WITH LOTS OF CHARM! Tall ceil-
ings, hardwood floors and large rooms are just
some of the features in this 3B/2Bth home locat-
ed in Wauchula; zoned commercial. $99,900
MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! See this beauti-
ful executive home with numerous amenities;
excellent craftsmanship and style; 3+B/2.5Bths,
3,800 sq. ft; 16x12 metal building, 16x12 pole
barn, all on 2.3 acres. $333,000
Excellent location for building your new home;
1/2 acre tracts; city water and sewer, deed
restricted area. $40,000

GORGEOUS 5 ACRES with 3B/2Bth,
CB/Stucco home; great room plan; new A/C
2007; new roof 2005; detached 24x36 concrete
workshop; two 4" wells. THIS PROPERTY IS A
MUST SEE! $259,000
Duette Area 10 acres with 12" well; perfect for
your new home. Call Delois Johnson for more
information.


2 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
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The


APARTMENT 26R/1BA 00
month plus security, very nice,
located In Fort Meade. 375-9988,
285-7203,.214-5645. 11:20c
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE mobile!
home in the county, $700 month,
first, last & deposit required.
Ready Dec. 1st. 863-781-2146.
11:20c
4/3 PLUS FLORIDA room, 5 acres,
$1,100 month. 4172 W. Main St.
781-1007. 11:20p
LARGE APT. Everything includ-
ed, $500 month, 527 Sumner,'
Wauchula. 863-781-1007. 11:20p
1BR/1BA, A/C, kitchen & living
room, efficiency apartment. 781-
1478. 11:20-12:18p
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


WAREHOUSEE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
117 frontage In Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
;sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
* 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.


So habla espanoi.
ATTENTION! The Feder
Housing Act Prohibits adv
any preference or lin
based on race, color, r
sex, handicap, familial st
national origin, or the Inter
make such a preference or
tion. Familial status Includ
dren under 18 living with
or guardians and pi
women.


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


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Retail or Restaurant Experience?
Earn1 2-$14/ Hour To Start
Based On Experience and Location

Financial Services Associates & Manager Trainees
At Amscot, career opportunities and pay increases can be yours
because we promote from within! We're looking for great people who
share our passion for customer service! This is your chance to take your
career to new heights and join one of Florida's ever-growing financial
services companies with 170+ locations!
Associates are eligible for branch performance bonuses
If you possess a high school diploma or GED, basic math skills, and
proven customer service, there could be a place for you at Amscot.
Days, evenings and weekend availability required.
To apply please visit our website at
www.amscotjobs.coni
or fax your resume to 813-637-6259







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


3 Bedroom, 2 Bath on 2 1/2
acres in area of nice, new
homes. Large uncompleted
addition. Must see. $200,000.

45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds included
(subject to FOM contract).
Located in NE Hardee
County. $427,500.

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

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

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


Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


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

Golf Course/Development
Property! Water & sewer
available. 127 acres! Call for
price and details!

Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each.

70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre. %

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

Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 John H. Gross
(863)781-0161 Rick Knight
Calvin Bates (863)381-2242


EB
(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
(863)781-1396
t


Classifieds-


m enal I


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.
;k 10:23-11:20p
13BR/2BA/1CG new const., vault-,
ed ceilings, must see, $800 month
and security. 863-443-2903
www.bghomes.net. 10:16tfc
-NEW SUMMER RATES Crystal
Lake Village, 1 BR, $600/month.
767-8822. 10:2tfc
Service


7:31tfc DO YOU HAVE a problem with
al Fair drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
ertising meets Monday and Thursday
citation nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
eligion, Methodist Church, at the corner
atus or of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
rntion to chula, and Friday and Saturday
r Imita nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
es chil- Church, corner of Grape and
parents Church St., Bowling Green.
*a-.na 12:6tfcdh


regnant


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


11S ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-.
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
CAREGIVER FOR YOUR elderly
or disabled love one, experi-
enced, bonded, have references.
773-3781. 11:13-12:11p
HOME HEALTH AIDE CNA will
assist with care in your home.
References available. 941-815-
.8012. 11:13-20p
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
CARPENTER/HANDYMAN SER-
VICES, etc. All types of construc-
tion, good prices. Lic.#
RB29003410 and Insured. 863-
328-0367. 11:20p


Ti County Appliance Repai

Servicing All Brands
W 5$45.00 in home service fee
*New appliances at closeout pricing*
Cook Tops and Stoves: 30"-36"-40" sizes
Chest Freezers
Dryers
- ro S Stack Laundry Centers
A good selection of used
S' refrigerators & appliances
Shown by appointment only


Donavan ~ 781-7680
cIll:20,27p
Trained Licensed Insured Professional Service



Hardee Car Company


STOP!

You Pay
NO Finance No IpterMt

Buy Here Pay Here


$500 OF
Wauchula any Vehicle
(across from
First National Bank) With COUPOn
773-6667 a


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


Maria Billy Hill, Owner Ruby C1i:20c







Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John D. Freeman
4
3BR/2BA CB home built in 2006 on a corner lot Within city lim-
its of Zolfo Springs Elementary School Banking Dining and
Grocery Shopping. All for $110,000.00
3BR 2BA CB stucco home screened porch central air/heat
$139,900.00
3BR 2 BA stucco CB home garage screened porch central
air/heat $152,000.00
New 3/2 CB home with one car garage on 1/2 acre lot many
extras $125,000.00
3 BR 2BA with garage excellent home site in one of Wauchula's
best subdivision Convenient to schools and all services.
$190,000.00
NEW HOMES NEW HOMES- NEW HOMES
New 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 -

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
O ^ ~Our listings are on the Internet, |
Anyone with a computer can
OPPORTUNI Taccess 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 Lanler (863) 559-9392 4
JessIe Sambrano (863) 245-6891


CUSTOM HOUSE CLEANII
yrs. experience, Rosa
444-0830, 735-0329.
HANDYMAN needs wor
735-1444 or 863-445-0676.

FENCE AND COWPEN
TRACTING new or repair
ment & insurance. Call Du
863-202-6465. 11:20


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MNG -20 ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
Garcia. 119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
11:20p. Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
k. 863. Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any constructlon-relat-
11:20p ed service to carry the contrac-
COWN tor's license number.
CON________dh
equip- d
ke Platt


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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and Installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc


CUTTING TORCH with tanks,
hose & torch. 863-781-1478.
11:20-12:18p
WANTED TO BUY Local Indian
artifacts, arrowheads & spear-
points. Call after 7 p.m. 863-735-.
0428. 10:23-11:20p


No one can garden alone. ROOMMATE -Room for rent $400
-Elizabeth Lawrence a month. 245-9481. 11:13-20p



HUGE Adoption Fund Yard Sale and BBQ

Saturday November22 8 to 3
1366 Dena Cirle (Golf View Esrtates), Zofo Springs
Allproceeds will be isedtopayfor the
adoption expenses for
Wayne andMandi Graham to start family g
BBQ dinners can be purchased the day of the sale. '
Come get a bargain, eat a great meal, and help us start our family!





KELLER WILLIAMS,
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An indepsndmt y owned Broe rage
Mikey C Idin
Realtqr, I
(863) 781-698 \


midfloridalisthigs.com
20 acres w/2 story 4BR/3BA, 3,900 sq. ft. home. Completely
remodeled in 2005. Many extras pool, pond, 20x72 horse barn,
24x48 workshop, completely fenced. $445,000.Eastern Hardee
County.
155 Acres of beautiful native Florida Hunting Land. All woods.
Great location. Over 1/2 mile of winding creek bottom. Call for
more details.
Asking $6,900/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
S of agricultural use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a whole 60 acre
tract. Call for more details.
Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
-* Grtat development potential! Or buil4 your dream home on t"s
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek idaning through the prop.
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
20 acre Ranchettes. 6 available. 127 acres total. Buy one or buy
them all. Fish Branch Rd. Starting at $8,500/acre.
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1.BL. JOE L. DAVIS, JL.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL


(863) 781-0153


See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Lots of mature oak trees make
this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
site. Very close to Wauchula &
Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
fronting SR 64. A-i zoning
allows for residential, pasture
for cattle/horses, or farmland.
Culvert in place! $168,000!
Two story house w/pool on
beautiful oak shaded lot in
Wauchula. $275,000!
New Construction in Zolfo
Springs! 3BR/2BA CB, 1700
SF, carport, large yard, tile &
carpet. $159,500!
PRICE REDUCED! Residen-
tial lot in Lake Placid near
Lake Francis and Lake June is
107ftX102ft. Great for home-
site or investment. $20,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Great
weekend getaway! Small cabin
on 22.8 acs of pastureland,
fenced & cross-fenced, w/4"
diameter well. NOW $220,000!
Charming Florida-style
3BR/2BA home w/large back-
yard, gazebo, front & back
porches, workshop & shed.
Beautifully remodeled interior
w/high ceilings, wood laminate
floors, new windows, 2 fire-
places. Quiet street close to
downtown. $150,000!


PRICE REDUCED! Private
10 ac cleared pasture w/ag
exemption, pond, some woods,
4" well. Accessed by easement
from county rd. NOW
$160,000!

2.84 acs in the city of Wau-
chula zoned R-3, multi-family
residential. City utilities avail-
able. Property has 386 ft of
road frontage & is 345 ft
deep. $150,000!

PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
improved, fenced pastureland
on Abendhoff Rd. $140,000!

PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
pasture in Zolfo Springs is
fenced; currently used for cat-
tle grazing. Now $120,000!

PRICE REDUCED! 2.62 ac
parcel on Merle-Langford Rd,
has pond & is great size for
homesite, recreation or cattle.
Eligible for permitting.
$50,000!

56 ac Hamlin & Valencia
grove, power uniC micro-jet,
good rd frontage. Desoto Co.
$780,000!


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a S -e
1071 HWY. 17 N., Cliff's Wrecker
Serv., new gift items, furniture,
dishes, pool pump, clothes, many
misc. Saturday, 8 a.m. 11:20p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY Annual D3
Farm Watermelon Barn yard sale,
Hwy. 64 east. 11:20c
FRIDAY 8-2, Saturday all day,
896 Sumner Rd., Wauchula.
Clothes, furniture, exercise
equipment. 773-0236. 11:20p
2 FAMILIES Saturday, 8 a.m. 4
p.m., 308 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Wauchula. 11:20p
SATURDAY Palmetto Clinic,
Palmetto Street, Wauchula, appli-
ances, clothes, furniture, toys,
misc. 11:20p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-3, 3 fami-
lies, clothes, tools, mowers, misc.
4715 Chester Ave., Bowling
Green. 11:20p
TWO-FAMILY Saturday, 7-?, 312
Shelton Ave., Wauchula, behind
Ace Hardware. 11:20p
SATURDAY 8 till ?, 118 North
3rd Ave., Wauchula. 11:20p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8 till ?,
small chest freezer, stereo, misc.
framed pictures, clothes & alot
more. 306 Bell St. 11:20p
SATURDAY 8-?, 3-families, 114
N. 2nd Ave., Wauchula. 11:20p
HUGE 8 FAMILY Saturday, 7:30
a.m.-?, 1150 South Florida Ave.
Lots of adult & children clothes,
toys, misc. 11:20p
SATURDAY 8 a.m.-?, 3644
Peoples Lane, Wauchula, 64 east
from Wauchula, left on
Hollandtown Rd., turn right on
Peoples Lane. Corner cabinet,
pots, pans, household goods,
mens & women clothes. 11:20p


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Yard Sae


FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8:00-7,
Knollwood Circle, Wauchula.
Furniture, women & chlldrens
clothes, etc. 11:20p
MULTI-FAMILY Saturday, 10-4,
622 Popash, Wauchula. 11:20p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-5, 1661
Paula Drive, Golfvlew,. furniture,
clothes, misc. 11:20p
SATURDAY 8 a.m. ?, 1243 Polk
Rd. Wauchula. 11:20p


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PARK WIDE driveway
Saturday, 9-noon, Crysta
Village, 237 Maxwell Drive.
SATURDAY 8-1, 3206
house Rd., Zolfo, 3-in-o
bed, misc.
SATURDAY 8-?, 3042 Sui
St., Zolfo. Lots of children
SATURDAY 8 to ?, 61
Saunders St., Wauchula.
SATURDAY- 208 S. 8th Av
niture, clothes, shoes, hou
items. 1
SATURDAY Keller Con
yard sale, 2915 Schoo
Road.
SATURDAY 8-2, 3 family
W. Main St., Wauchula, nic
game systems, games, Chi
decor, much more.
THREE-FAMILY -
Saturday, 1094 Downing Ci
12, girls stuff, clothing, fu
more.


SATURDAY 8-3, mulit-family,
tools, 4-wheelers, clothes, lots
more, Hwy. 62, 2 miles west on
Chancey Road. 11:20p


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Fire


Destroys

Barn
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
An early morning fire last
week burned a Zolfo Springs


sale, area barn.
il Lake* According to reports, Hardee
County Fire-Rescue was called
11:20P about 6:20 Wednesday morning
School- to the rural fire on Ramblewood
ne loft Drive. The 36' x 36' barn was
11:20p completely burned and almost
wannee extinguished, brought under
items. ud
11:20p control before 7 a.m.
4 East There were homes close by,
11:20p no one was evacuated and there
ve., fur- were no injuries. There were no
isehold horses or other animals in the
1:20dh barn at the time of fire, for
nellous which its origin has not been
House determined. There were no haz-
11:20p ardous chemicals stored in the
es, 513 barn.
e toys, an
ristoys Fire-Rescue sent a tanker,
ristmas
11:20p engine and rescue unit and the
Friday, county Emergency Manage-
ircle,-8- ment Department sent one unit.
rniture,
11:20p


INRMTION
Around


No Turkey Day
Trash Pick Up
The Hardee County Dis-
posal will not collect garbage
on Thanksgiving next Thurs-
day from Zolfo Springs or
outlying, residents. Thurs-
day's route will be collected
on Monday, Dec. 1. There
will be no change to Friday
or Saturday routes.
Both Bowling Green and
Wauchula will not collect
garbage on Thursday but
both routes will be collected
on Friday.

Ministry To
Hold Yard Sale
Endtime Crossroad Minis-
try will hold a church-wide
Syard sale this Saturday at the
Bowling Green storage unit
located on US 17.
Many items will be up for
sale, including desks, day-
care4 i books and much
more.T 1e: ar@' sale' will
begin at 7 a.m. and will last
until one or two o'clock.To
help call John Thompkins at
767-2006.

Golf Tournament
Seeking Players
A golf, fundraiser tourna-
ment will be held on Satur-
day, Dec. 6 to raise money
for the Harvest Aviations
youth programs, planning
missions trips to the
Bahamas in conjunction with
First Christiann Church stu-
dent ministries.
It is currently looking for
participants and also spon-
sors. For more information,
call Jose Camillo at 863-368-
0660.














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For Qualified Low
Income Families Call
Or Write To:
Centro Campesino
516 Avenida Del Maiz
South Bay, FL 33943


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Town & Country
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Power Windows/Locks, Tilt/Cruise


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President-elect Zachary Taylor refused to take his oath of
office on the designated inauguration day, March 4, 1849,
because it was a Sunday. He was sworn in the next day, leaving
David R. Atchison, president pro tempore of the Senate, as act-
ing president for the day.


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MAKININ EAI. ESTATE RRAI. EEAy.'
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 'FAX (863) 773-2173


Donna Steffens, Associate
Jessica Smith, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associate
Nancy Craft, Associate
Victor Salazar, Associate


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575
832-0370
245-1054


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


DON'T JUST SIT THERE !!!CAII us we can help
save your CREDIT!!! There are solutions. CALL
TODAY BEFORE FORECLOSURE!!!

VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!! Great
investment property located on US 17 North
close to the new Hilltop Elementary School with
access from north and south bound lane.
Motivated seller asking $330.00. Bring Offer!!!

SUN N LAKES SUBDIVISION!! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
home. This property is approved for ExpressPath
Financing. Please contact listing agent for more
information!! S84.500.

PUBLIC ACCESS ON LAKE ADELAIDE!!! 3 BR, 2
Bath CB Home built in 2006 on a corner lot in
great neighborhood includes two car garage
with door opener and more. REDUCED!! From
$119,000 TO: $109,900.

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Only $92.500!! With front
Porch and large fenced back yard in a nice
neighborhood On FIRST STREET!!!
BIG!! 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath Home!! 2,241 sq. ft.
Living area, new carpet, fresh paint, and new
roof makes this home a must see at a Reduced
Price of $165,000 Or bring offer.


IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY!!!
DON'T DELAY CALL TODAY!!!
LAKE LOTELA!!! 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home with
enclosed in ground pool. Completely remodeled
with brand new stainless steel appliances including
stove, refrigerator, built in microwave oven, dish-
washer, washer and dryer. Granite countertops in
kitchen and bathrooms. This property is approved
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10A The Herald-Advocate, November 20, 2008


Fort Green News
By Rifla Cooper
773-6710


Greetings from Fort Green!
Well, we do have a new pres-
ident-elect and according to the
Sculptures we are to pray for
our leaders, so we all have a job
to do.
The big Fort Green Baptist
yard sale has come and gone.
There were sure a lot of tired
men and ladies by the time
Saturday rolled around. People
were stopping as we were
unloading the big Chapman
Fruit Trailer, where miscella-
neous items and furniture were
stored. The old saying one
man's junk is another's treasure
sure holds true in our yard
sales! We all laugh and say we


just buy each other's junk!
One good thing about a yard
sale is the opportunity to wit-
ness and share with strangers.
People will open up to strangers
sometimes more quickly than
with family about what is both-
ering them and needing prayer.
Two ladies discussed their can-
cer treatment, etc. It is a good
time to give a shoulder to some-
one to lean on.
There were three people I
saw that I had not seen in a long
time: Don Howard has moved
back to Hardee County. He was
in our 4-H Club. A student from
Pioneer Career Academy was
there and a lady who worked at


Hardee Memorial Hospital
when I did back in the'70s. It is
a small world right here in
Hardee County!,
Shermari's group sang at New
Zion Saturday night and a lady
introduced herself and told me
she was Edna Beth Stephens'
daughter. My first job in
Wauchula was at M&O. This is
a company that hit the dust
years ago, but Mrs. Stephens
and Miss Bumby worked there.
Sheldon Hartman was the
only one from Hardee to go on
to state diving and swimming
competition. He went to Or-
lando on Friday to compete in
the diving. T.K. participated in
regional but did not make it to
state, but the coach invited him
to attend state and he had a
grand time. It inspired him so
much, he plans to be at state
competition next year!
This is Sheldon's last year as


BG Boxers Score Big


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A trio of younger boxers are
following in the footsteps of
their mentor.
Also training under the senior
Daniel Lozaqo, teens Rubehn
"Chino" Ozuna, Rigo Ramirez
and Abel Esquivel all won
championship matches in
Police Athletic League action in
Fort Myers on Nov. 8.


The three spar with 19-year-
old Daniel "Bubba" Lozano,
who finished his 11-year ama-
teur career and launched his
professional career on Oct. 30
with a unanimous decision in
his four-round bout. At weigh-
in both fighters came in at 115,
but Lozano dropped to 112 by
the next day's fight, while his
25-year-old opponent had dehy-
drated for the weigh-in and


PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
It was a successful Oct. 30 pro.cjebpt for Bpwling Green's
Daniel Lozano, as the official raildeshis 66d..


fought at nearly 130.
Young Lozano's next pro
fight will be in December,
although negotiations are still
pending. He will continue to
fight in the light bantamweight
division with a maximum,
weight of 115 pounds.
Meanwhile, he is a strong
supporter of colleagues Ozuna,
Ramirez and Esquivel. Ozuna,
who has been since age four
and competing since age 8, is
the most experienced of the
three teenagers. He has had 53.
amateur fights and won almost
all of them. In his Nov. 8 bout,
the 14-year-old won his 112-
pound bout in a second-round
stoppage.
Ramirez, also 14, has been in
the ring for five or six years
with sporatic fights, about 10 in
all. He also forced a second-
round stoppage in his 125-
pound Nov. 8 bout.
Esquivel, now 13, went the
distance in his three-round
championship bout but earned
the decision. In only his second
fight, he became the 119-pound
champion.
The threesome, and 90-pound
Arturo Ramirez, who lost in the
Nov. 8 championships, will go
to the Silver Gloves bouts in
West Palm Beach on the first
weekend in December.


he is a senior, and T.K. plans to
take his place. T.K. was de-
scribing the pool and the high
dives, just like the Olympic
indoor pools. Sheldon was
eliminated but placed fifth in a
field of 25. We are very proud
of Sheldon.
And speaking of being proud,
T.K., my grandson, was induct-
ed into the National Honor
Society on Tuesday. Naturally,
his parents, grandparents and
his Aunt Avis were happy to
attend and support him in this
honor.
Sherman mowed the Metho-
dist Cemetery when we arrived
home from our vacation. We
had planned another workday in
December but believe we will
have to put it off until January.
There are not enough Saturdays
in December! Several people
have been buried in this beauti-
ful cemetery since it became a
part of the Fort Green Baptist
Church. If anyone is interested
in purchasing a lot they need to
contact one of the committee
members.
The youth are busy practicing
for the Christmas program.
They practice on Sunday nights
at 5 along.with the adults, just
in different areas. The program
will be a combined program in
the morning service on Dec. 21.
Steve and B.J. Haney cele-
brated Thanksgiving on Satur-
day. They had a super time with
their family, and especially the
grands. It is amazing how excit-
ing times become with those lit-
tle ones around.
Bim Davis is still in the hos-
pital and still wants to come
home! Nephew Randall Davis
is spearheading building him a
wheelchair ramp. I feel sure
Mike is helping.
Edith Bassett is recuperating
at home and feeling much bet-
ter, just loaded down with med-
icine.
There is a lot of sickness
going on in our neck of the
woods. Johnny Brown is sick
with the cold and fever. Carol
said she was taking a cold and
not feeling too good. Avie
Hogenauer has been sick with
the cold and upset stomach.
Beth Sasser and Charles Abbott
are having knee problems.
Joyce Coker is sick with verti-
go.
Please remember to pray for
one another and call me with
the news.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified that on
Thursday, December 4, 2008, at 8:35 a.m., the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a public hearing for the adoption of a
Resolution vacating and closing that road/easement known as

Alleyways in the Town of Ona
being legally described as: the north 155 feet of the 20 feet wide
alleyway running north and south and all of the 10 feet wide alleyway
running east and west, both being located in Block 9, 33 34S 24E.
The above described alleyways being recorded in the original plat of
the Town of Ona, Florida as shown in Plat Bar A-26 of the Public
Records of Hardee County, Florida
The public hearing will be held in the Hardee County Board of County
commissioners Board Room, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, Florida.
This procedure shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section
336, Florida Statutes.
A petition for the closing and vacating, of the above-referenced shall
be considered by the Board of County Commissioners after required
publication of this Notice. Copies of the documents relating to this
proposal are available for public Inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. in the Hardee County
Public Works Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Board of County
Commissioners' office at least five (5) days prior to the public
hearing.
All persons are invited to attend and be heard. 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.
Dale A. Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners1120c


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
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November 24, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to approve a rezone
for property located at 702-712 E. Oak St. The meeting will be held at the Administrative
Complex located at 126 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873.
The above facility is a disabled-assisted facility. Any person needing to make special
arrangements, please notify the Office of the City Clerk at 863-773-3131.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
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of corn, sweet peas and green beans for 22 needy families In Hardee County,
announced club president Thomas Trevino. Guest speaker was Judith George, execu-
tive director of the Hardee Help Center, located at the corner of Palmetto Street and
North Eighth Avenue in Wauchula. Since June 2000 the Hardee Help Center has helped
over.'1,400 families with over $201,337 In emergency economic assistance plus 698
families with over $153,000 in disaster relief. The food ministry has assisted 3,708 fam-
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The Floridna Department or iTransportation
(FDOT), District One, has scheduled a design
change reevaluation public hearing regarding 4
the proposed improvements to U.S. 17 in Hardee
County, Florida. The hearing will be held on j ia)
Monday, December 15, 2008, at the Hardee
County Agri Civic Center, 515 Civic Center --
Drive, in Wauchula, Florida. The Public Hearing
will begin as an open house from 6:00 p.m. to '
7:00 p.m., with the formal hearing presentation
beginning at 7:00 p.m.
This design change reevaluation public hearing
is being held regarding changes to the design
concept in the approved Project Development
and Environment (PD&E) Study in order to -'' -
present the findings of the reevaluation and to
allow persons an opportunity to express their m A
views concerning the effects of the proposed
design change.
The original PD&E Study recommended the
widening of U.S. 17 from two to four lanes from
the DeSoto/Hardee County Line to Third Avenue
In Zolfo Springs, in Hardee County, a distance
of approximately 10.8 miles. The original
public hearing was held on March 30, 2006,
and the Project Development Summary Report o
(PDSR) was approved by the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) on July 11, 2006. At the .
request of Hardee County and in an effort to
reduce the initial cost of the project, a one-way -
pair concept was developed following the initial v
approval of the PDSR. A public information
meeting was held on February 25, 2008, to --
present this revised concept to the public and
to obtain input regarding the proposed design
change. Comments were received and have
been considered in the reevaluation study. ,.
The limits of the reevaluation extend from the
DeSoto/Hardee County Line to just north of
Charlie Creek, a distance of approximately 3.5 Ha-ee County
miles. This design change includes the use of ( / co
the railroad right-of-way previously purchased by
the FDOT to create a one-way pair system around the Brookside Bluffs Community and the Bluffs Golf Course.
Additional right-of-way will be required on the west side of the existing U.S. 17 roadway to accommodate a required
curve correction at Fish Branch Road. Right-of-way acquisition will also be required for proposed crossover
connections and stormwater management facilities throughout the project limits. Potential encroachments on
wetlands and floodplains have been identified as a result of this project and may be given special consideration
under Executive Orders 11990 and 11988 respectively.
The hearing will consist of a presentation by the FDOT describing the proposed design changes and their
associated impacts, followed by a public testimony period. Before and after the hearing, FDOT representatives
will be available to answer questions. The draft reevaluation, documents, project plans and other pertinent
information developed by the FDOT will be available for public review weekdays from Monday, November 24,
2008, through Monday, December 29, 2008, at the FDOT Environmental Management Office, located at 801
North Broadway. Bartow, Florida 33831-1249, during their hours of operation (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.); the Zolfo Springs City Hall, located at 3210 U.S. 17 South, Zolfo Springs, Florida, 33890, during
their hours of operation (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.); and at the Hardee County Public
Library, located at 315 North 6th Avenue, Suite 114, Wauchula, Florida, 33873, during their hours of operation
Mondayy through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). These materials will also be available at the hearing site from
6:00 p.m. until the end of the public hearing that evening.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend this public hearing, which is being held in accordance with Title
VI and Related Statutes of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968. Any person or beneficiary who believes
they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or
familial status may file a complaint with the FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator, Gina Gilbreath, at (863) 519-
2345, or by writing to Ms. Gilbreath at Post Office Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Persons requiring special
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of
change) should contact Mr. Tony Sherrard, FDOT Project Manager, by telephone at (863) 519-2304 or by e-mail
at antone.sherrard@dot.state.fl.us. at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. Additionally, please contact Mr.
Sherrard if you have any questions about the project or the scheduled hearing.
Persons desiring to submit written statements and other exhibits, in place of or in addition to oral statements,
may do so at the hearing or by sending them to Tony Sherrard, at FDOT District One, Post Office Box 1249,
Bartow, Florida 33831. All exhibits or statements postmarked on or before December 29, 2008 will become part
of the public hearing record. 11:20c


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF

HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE OF RULE

DEVELOPMENT/ADOPTION


Rule No. 5.36


Date: November 18, 2008


SUBJar!T: Rule: Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy

Subject Area or Existing Rule: The proposed rule establishes the policy
against bullying and harassment.

Citation of Legal Authority: Fla. Stats. Sections 1006.147, 1001.51(24),
1001.41(2)

Specific Law Implemented: Fla.Stat. 1006.147

Preliminary Text:

A copy of the full text of the rule may be obtained from the office of
the Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARD-
ING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:

David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools.

Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100 except for the cost of printing and distributions.

Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 200 South
Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be
heard on December 11, 2008.

Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.

Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and dated to be advertised in the future.

Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.

Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the
Superintendent of Schools.

Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.

Notice: If you need accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify,
David Durastanti, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchi Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.

Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 1:2:11:


Los limites de la reevaluacl6n se extienden ) Isr- u unt
desde la line del condado de Desoto hasta / ti c.
just el norte del riachuelo Charlie, una distancia
de aproximadamente 3.5 millas. El cambio de diseflo incluye usar el derecho de paso del ferrocarril que fue
comparado por el FDOT para crear un sistema de dos vias en una direcci6n alrededor de la communidad
Brookside Bluffs y el Campo de Golf de los Bluffs. Derecho de paso adicional es requerido en el lado oeste
de la carrtera "U.S. 17" existente para corregir la curva en la carretera en la interseccion con Fish Branch
Road. La adquisici6n del derecho de paso adicional es tambi6n necesaria para el manejo de las facilidades de
aguas pluviales. Posibles invasiones en pantanos y tierras inundables han sido identificados como resultado
de este proyecto y puede darse una consideracio6n especial bajo las Ordenes ejecutivas 11990 y 11988,
respectivamente.
El studio de reevaluaci6n, documents y otra informaci6n pertinente desarrollada por el FDOT estardn
disponibles para la revision del pOblico los dias laborables desde el Lunes 24 de Noviembre hasta el Lunes
29 de Diciembre de 200P en los sigulentes lugares: Biblioteca POblica del condado de Hardee, 315 North 6th
Avenue. Suite 114, Wachula, FL 33873 (Lunes a Viemes de 9:00 a.m. hasta 5:00 p.m.); Zolfo Springs City
Hall, 3210 US 17 South, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 (Lunes a Viemes de 8:00 a.m. hasta 4:00 p.m.); y la Oficina
de Manejo Ambiental del FDOT, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, FL 33831 (Lunes a Viemes de 8:00 a.m. hasta
5:00 p.m). Estos materials estaran tambi6n disponibles en la vista publica desde la 6:00 p.m. hasta que
finalize la vista publica esa noche.
Todas las personas interesadas se les recomienda tender esta vista publica, con acuerdo al 23 CFR 771
y la Seccion 339.155, de los Estatutos del Estado de la Florida. El proyecto propuesto sera desarrollado de
acuerdo con el Titulo VI y los Estatutos Relacionados con los Actos Civiles de Derechos de 1964 y 1968.
Cualquier persona o beneficiario que crea que haya sido discriminada a causa de raza, color, religion, sexo,
edad, nacionalidad, minusvalido, o status familiar pueden ilenar una solicitud de queja con la Coordinadora
del Titulo VI del Distrito Uno de FDOT, Gina Gilbreath, al Ilamar a (863) 519-2345, o escriblendo a la Sra.
Gilbreath al P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida, 33831. Cualquier persona que necesite ayuda especial bajo el
Acto de Incapacitados del afo 1990, o las personas que requieran servicios de traducci6n (gratis) deben
contactar al Sr. Marion Bizerra al correo electronic marion bizerra@dotstate fl us o liamar por telefono al
(863) 519-1921 por lo menos site (7) dias antes de la reunion.
Las personas que desean someter comentarios escritos e otras exhibici6nes, en lugar de o ademAs de
comentarios orales, pueden hacerto en la reunion o enviarlos a Marion Bizerra, Distrito Uno de FDOT, P.O.
Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831. Para que sean parte del registro official, todas las exhibici6nes deben liegar
al FDOT antes del 29 de Diclembre de 2008. 1120


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Wildcat Defense Slows Bolts


By JOAN SEAMAN
pf The Herald-Advocate
( The stingy Hardee Wildcat
defense would not allow the
Ridge Bolts to score.
In the final game of the sea-
son, it was only a pair of inter-
ceptions and a field goal for the
Bolts. They were unable to
cross the goal line offensively.
At the Senior Night game at
Wauchula last week, Ridge
Community High, ranked fifth
in the state, came in expecting
to win, even though star run-
Ping back Mike James and sev-
eral others were held out due to
injuries from practice during
jhe week.
Hardee was without Jake
Mayer (illness) and Nolan Neu-
auser (injury) and others, such
4s quarterback Ezayi Youyoute,
iaw limited time.
The highlight of the night
vas, perhaps, the pre-game cer-
'monies in which four dozen
seniors from fall sports were
honored along with their par-
pnts.
SThe .football seniors were
first so they could get to pre-
game warmups. They included
Skylar Alden, Sophio Arroyo,
lordan Baker, Alex Lanier,
Postene Louisjeune, Brek
'icClenithan, Michael Mctaw,
David Newcomb, Carlos Rami-
tez, Damien Richards, Logan
Thomas, Neuhauser and De-
Vante Carter.
SCheerleaders in their final
game were McKenna Craw-
lord, Shelby Durrance, Chelsea
-larris, Bailey Knight, Courtney
Nicholson, Christina Skitka and
.3ailee Williams.
Following were band mem-
bers Samantha Alamia, Brittany
Evans, Delores Hernandez,
Steveni Locklar, Geronimo
Macedo, Marina Martinez,
Victoria Naranjo and Ladarius
Pace; swimmers Corey Dudek,
Lee Cortez, Katie Jernigan,
tKaitlyn Justice, Katiaria Pes-
,quera. Joe Porter, Chris Reid;
Tyler Robertson, Dusty Spears.,
:J3rittany Wiggins and Isaac Vas-
uez, with Sheldon Hartmar
,away at state diving; golfers
lake Crews and Ben Krause;
cross country's Daisy Escoto,
Nancy Ramirez and Juan Rodri-
guez; and volleyball's Naomi
Alvarado, Krystin Robertson
and Kember Townsend.
: The Bolts won 17-7 in a
bruising game dominated by
both defenses. Ridge defenders
picked off a Connor Davis pass
and a halfback option pass
which went awry. The Bolts
-were able to get only to the one-
yard line before kicking a field
goal, their only score in the sec-
ond half.
The game began with Hardee
'winning the coin toss and defer-
ring to the second half. Martin
Vega kicked off and Loranzo
Smith had a good runback to
start the Bolts on the 42-yard
line. Two plays later, a fumble
gave the ball to Hardee.
Connor Davis started atquar-
terback for Hardee, which
'ended its first series with a
carson Davis 38-yard punt.
Ridge went three-and-out and
Pardee got one first down
before Davis launched a 34-
yard punt.
* .And, so it went, back and
forth, until late in the first peri-
bd when Bolt Chris Flow'vers
picked off a Davis pass and
raced 20 yards for the first score
6f the night. The Jose Martinez
kick was good. Ridge led 7-0.
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back pass intercepted by Jerrion
Harris for a 43-yard Ridge TD.
With the Martinez kick, the
Bolts led 14-0.
Hardee cut that the 14-7 by
.halftime. McClenithan missed a
couple of tackles and took the
kickoff back 20 yards. On a
fourth-and-1, a fake punt turned
into a pass to Newcomb and a
12-yard gain. Three plays later,
Antjuan Jones broke through
the line and ran 37-yards to pay
dirt. Vega made the PAT.


About four minutes later,
Hardee took over on downs on
its own 45. Youyoute kept the
ball and cut through for a 55-
yard TD, called back to the
Ridge 37-yard line on a penalty.
Hardee made a. couple of first
downs, but lb'st momentum and
punted the ball with 12 seconds
left in the half.
The third quarter was the
same exchange of punts, a little
advantage here, a little loss
there. Jones started the fourth
quarter with a 31-yard run to


put Hardee at midfield. When
the ball was punted to Ridge,
the Bolts began a drive which
took them to the Hardee 6. A
Flowers run was stuffed by
Newcomb and several others.
A pass was knocked down by
Tyler Alden. Hardee just missed
recovering a fumble, which put
the Bolts back to the 7-yard
line. An encroachment penalty
got them closer to the goal line,
but they were forced to settle
for a 20-yard Martinez field
goal.


Hardee had one more chance
to score, when late in the game,
Connor Davis rolled out, eluded
tacklers and three a nearly 30-
yard pass to a wide-open
McClenithan, who could not
hang onto the wobbly pass. A


final pass was intercepted and
Ridge ran out the clock.
Disappointed' with the 4-6
season, Hardee coaches praised
the Wildcats for their efforts of
the evening and season, contin-
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-Hardee


BEHAVIOR ANALYST


Living


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Dr. Rick Zawlocki, a board certified behavior analyst with the Ridge Area Association of Bill Lambert, economic development director for Hardee County, recently spoke to the
Retarded Citizens, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Oct. 14 at the Pancda Wauchula Kiwanis Club about the agreement by Mosaic to provide $42 million to
Restaurant. Shown (from left) are David Singletary, Zawlocki, the Rev. Randy Johnson Hardee County over a 10-year period. Some $500,000 a year will go to the County
of Reality Ranch, and club President Thomas Trevino. Commission's general fund and the rest for economic development and infrastructure.
This was part of the permit approval process for the planned South Fort Meade exten-
sion into northeastern Hardee County. Mosaic can apply a large part of the money for
economic development projects on its property. Lambert expects CF to provide the
county with $2.5 million a year in severanc tax using two draglines and Mosaic about
HHS ACADEMIC TEAM $5 million a year in severance taxes with three draglines. Shown (from left) are
.I Lambert, Edgar Davis, Frank Mancini and Jeff McKibben.


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Five remaining members from-ast Wear's Hardee High School state champion
Academic Team visited the Hardee Rotary Club on Oct. 1 at the Java Cafe in Wauchula.
There are 20 students combined on the HHS varsity and junior varsity academic teams.
Shown (from left) are Efren Campos, Robert Manley, Nathan Hunt, Lee Cortez and TJ.
Bergens. The HHS Academic Team has been state champion in 2004, 2006, 2007 and
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coach and public relations coordinator; Peggy Saddler, coach emeritus; Peter Preston,
head coach; and Vincent Noble, government coach. Not in photo is Keith Kreuger,
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CHURCH PLANS


Bowling Green Gives Final OK


To Water, Sewer Rate Increase


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Clint Hendry, pastor of Celebration Church, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club last
week at the Panda Restaurant. The church meets at the old Wauchula City Hall, with
English services at 10 a.m. and Spanish services at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. A new
Wauchula location will be selected soon. In December the church will meet Monday
and Friday in Bowling Green, and a Zolfo Springs location is being sought. Shown
(from left) are Doug Jensen, Hendry, club President Thomas Trevino, Ken Hunt and the
Rev. Randy Johnson. The church web site is hardee.celebration.org.


CHILDREN'S AUTHOR


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green City
Commission on Tuesday, Nov.
11, gave final approval to a
small increase in city sewer and
water rates, while also increas-
ing utility deposits but leaving
garbage rates unchanged.
City Clerk Pam Northup said
the residential base rate for
water is increased 31 cents a
month and sewer service, 75
cents, resulting in a minimum
rate hike bf $1.06 monthly. She
said the city has about 800 util-
ity customers. Commercial
water and sewer rates also were
increased.
Carrie Bell Daniels said there
is not enough water pressure at
her home at 4921 Epps Ave.
"We have a plan to fix the
water pressure, but it will take
awhile," said city manager
Yvonne Kimball.
Commissioner Perry Knight
said the city has seen big
increases in the price of materi-
als such as chlorine and PVC
pipe.
Knight said the city has no
plans at the present time for the
old city pool or the building
next to the pool. The pool was
ruined a few years ago when
water was pumped out of it and
the wester part of the pool
popped out of the ground a cou-
ple of feet.
Charles Fulse said big trucks
are damaging some of the roads
in the city.
Knight said the Hardee
County Commission about 10
years ago took about $750,000
in road money that would have
gone to the city over a several-
year time period. "We are now
starting to get more money for
roads. The three cities went as a
group to get more. We got our
foot back in the door, after 10
years of neglect."
Kimball said her door is
always open to city residents
who wish to discuss concerns
with the city.


Kimball recognized city clerk
Northup for her 30 years of ser-
vice to the city and recommend-
ed a fifth week of paid vacation
for her. The commission
approved the measure.
The commission, also at
Kimball's request, approved
hiring the law firm of Allen,
Norton and Blue on labor and
employment issues. "We will
use them as needed. This could
help protect the city from a law-
suit," said Kimball. City attor-
ney Gerald Buhr endorsed the
suggestion.
The commission approved
the final reading of amending
the comprehensive plan regard-
ing the five-year capital
improvements plan and ele-
ments.
An April meeting earlier this
year on updating the city's
comp plan indicated a need for
more sidewalks, more street,
lights, street and drainage im-
provements, a desire for some
public transportation, a need for
affordable housing and assisted
living facilities, lack of sewer
service to some undeveloped
land, a lot of iron in the city
water causing some people not
to drink city water, some dead
end water lines, noting the city
had two city parks that recently
were improved with two
$200,000 state grants, a need
for more parks and open spaces,
a need for a library and more
recreation, the city parks are not
supervised, problems with graf-
fiti and vandalism, more restau-
rants are needed, the need for a
community building, and a
need for more clean-up and bet-
ter landscaping in the city.
The April report indicated the
city had a good police depart-
ment and had a friendly small
town atmosphere.
Marilyn Pierre Paul on Nov.
11 was opposed to the increase
in sewer and water rates. She
read the following statement: '
"Thank you for this opportu-
nity to voice my concern. As the


board of commissioners, you
have been appointed authority
to act as an agent for the city.
We trust that you will act in the
best interest of our community.
In the past we have asked for
improvement of our roads,
streets' street lighting and beau-
tification of the downtown area.
Promises have been made but
not kept. We need to see change
instead of increase.
"However, in considering
your proposal for the 3 percent
increase in water nd sewage,
you must consider the commu-
nity. We are not a high industry
area. Most of our community is
low income households, retiree
and seasonal workers, not to
exclude the working people
who have the expense of travel-
ing.
"We need to consider other
ways to bring in revenue.
Piggybacking on water and
sewage can't really solve the
problem, without somebody
suffering the consequences. We
have received millions of dol-
lars in grant money and other
funds. From it we did get new
playground equipment for our
parks, which was like a decade
overdue.
"You pui in small sections of
sidewalks that's never main-
tained. We have an ordinance
for over grown property; if
enforced as written it could be a
benefit in more ways than one.
"The old damaged pool that
sits decaying could be renovat-
ed. for a community center for
the young people and elderly
instead' of becoming another
sore eye in the community.
Surely the economy isn't at its
best.
"With property taxes that
increased along with other
things you can see how a 3 per-
cent increase in our water and
sewage could put some ofxeur
families in a rut. If you are
going to take away from the
community at least give some-
thing back in return."


*PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Gayle Knight, author of four children's books, spoke to the Wauchula KIwanIs Club on
Oct. 21 at the Panda Restaurant. The club collected teddy bears to give to needy and
sick children. Shown (from left) are Steven Southwell, Jeff McKibben, Knight and club
President Thomas Trevino.


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Hardee Farm Bureau Holds Annual Dinner


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Shown (from left) are Dan Smith, director; Steve Johnson, director; State Sen. Carey
Baker, guest speaker; and David Royal, president. Baker spoke on the importance of
agriculture in the state and nation.


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Honored at Senior Night ceremonies on Friday were swimmers (front row, from left) Briffttany Wiggins, Kaftlin Justice,
Katie Jernigan and Isaac Vasquez; (back row) Chris Reid, Tyler Robertson, Dusty Spears, Lee Cortez and Joe Porter;
missing are Katiana Pesquera, Corey Dudek and Sheldon Hartman, who was diving in state competition.


Hartman Finishes Hardee Divin2


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"I am pleased with how well
he did in qualifying to be one of
the higher caliber divers in the
state."
Coach Dick Daggett said
senior Sheldon Hartman's per-
formance at state was pre-
dictable. "I've seen 50 swim-
mers over the years qualify for
the state meet. When they walk
in there for the first time, they
are always overwhelmed. Shel-
don,. as have many others,
worked hard to get to this meet
and had his best performance at
the meet prior to being at state.
"If he'd only had one more


year, I'm sure he would have
made it to the finals. I'm proud
of him and all the effort he put
forth to make it to this level in
the sport; it was a great way to
end his senior season," con-
cluded Daggett.
Classmates also in their final
season were honored at pre-
game ceremonies prior to Fri-
day's football game. Present
were Lee Cortez, Katie Jerni-
gan, Kaitlin Justice, Joe Porter,
Chris Reid, Tyler Robertson,
Brittany Wiggins and Isaac
Vasquez. Missing were Corey
Dudek and Katiana Pesquera.
Expected back next fall are
juniors Stephanie Driver, Chel-


sea Goolsby, Heather Kouns,
Mansi Limbachia, Thomas
"T.J" Hogenauer, Josh Rickett
and Jake Willis, sophs Kaitlyn
Kennedy, Kate Krause, Kyndall
Robertson, Kyle Bodeck. Brian
Hagans, Hunter Henderson,
Dylan Justice, Clay McNabb
and Christian Grainger, and
freshmen Savanna Hagans,
Jessica Hunt, Rebeka Nix,
Vincent Hartman, Caleb Boy-
ette, Jared Jernigan and Austin
Scheipsmeier.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

ASKING GOD FOR HELP
You say you need help from God because of a drug habit or
smoking or pornography? You feel a little apologetic because you
do not consider yourself a religious person and, therefore, you have
no right to ask for a miracle.
Hold on right there!
Nobody has a "right" to ask anything of God. He is our
Creator. He has given us life and health and every other good thing.
We have taken these things, for the most part, as though we "had it
coming." Instead of thanking HIm, we have grabbed His blessings
and demanded more.
Forget about being "religious." When Jesus walked the roads
of ancient Galilee, He was continually opposed by religious people
called Pharisees. They thought they had God's special approval
because they made a big show of keeping the details of the law.
However, Jesus called them hypocrites because they had no love
for God or man, either.
But for those who responded to His message, He gave a chal-
lenge. "If you would walk with Me," He said, "You must deny
yourself and take up your cross."
This separates serious applicants from those "playing games."
Opposing one's fleshly desires is hard work and few are interested.
Those who attempt it for Jesus' sake, however, discover the rate
gift of the master's companionship.
But get this straight: Nobody is worthy of asking God for help.
However, if you are determined to obey Him, you can, indeed, ask
His assistance. Ask in the name of His Son, Jesus, and because the
Son is worthy, not you or me.
Acknowledge that God is the only one with "rights." The
result will be a life free of drugs and any other addictions!



HHS Class Of 1979

Plans 30-Year Reunion


Hardee Senior High School's
Class of 1979 has begun plan-
ning for its next reunion, a spe-
cial one as it will boast the 30-
year mark.
Members of the class are
invited to a planning meeting


set for Monday, Dec. 1, begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m. The session
will be held at Giovanni's
Restaurant at 221 W. Main St.
in Wauchula.
Call Tina at 767-1388 for
more information.


Sheldon


Nestled in the foothills *
deep within the piney woods
in the shadow of the mountains
D the ifm s cabin stood.

His kitchen smelled of coffee,
and of newsprint on the shelves,
though he was nearing ninety,
he lived there by himself.

The say he'd had a family,
but now he lived alone;
on a hill behind the cabin
were seven markers, made of stone.

In the parlor was a fiddle,
older than the man himself
Years ago he'd lost his hearing,
so it laid there on the shelf.

But I'd nevr seen it dusty
and couldn't help but wonder why, -
for no one had seen him play it
since the day his wife had died.

Then one day I came to visit
but he was nowhere round about.
Through the house, then to the kitchen,
then quite by chance I did peer out.

Through window panes and dusty curtains,
to a spot there on the hill,
and though many years have passed now,
how clear the scene is to me still.

Beneath a tall pine, by a marker
just as the sun was sinking low,
"Old Will" gently held his fiddle
and he touched it with his bow.

As he played the sweetest music
in his eye a tear was glistening.
Though he couldn't hear the music,
he knew the angels were a'listening.

Kitty Oden
Wauchula
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First Baptist Church of
Wauchula invites family and
friends to make reservations for
its annual Thanksgiving Praise
Banquet an service bn Sunday.
There will be a hanfbuffet din-
ner complete with all the
Thanksgiving favorites. The
cost is $5 for adults and $2 for
children.
A Thanksgiving Praise Ser-
vice will follow, with special
music and message by Pastor
Ken Smith. Reservations are
required and the deadline is
Friday by noon. For more infor-
mation, call the church office at
773-4182,
' The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


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Friday December 5, 2008 6:30 p.m.
Zolfo Springs Civic Center
Admission Price: $10.00
(Price Includes cost of meal)
We are living in the last days and there has been way too much divorce and
remarriage among the Christians. We live in a time %%here this is accepted by
church and society but is not biblical at all. Yolanda will share scriptural evidence
on the benefits of staying married.
A must attend event for all women. Those who suffer marriage problems, those
who have never been married as well as those with stable marriages. Teenaged
girls are encouraged to attend so they can learn about the young man they will
someday marry.
Yolanda will encourage ladies not to give up, to make their marriage work and
keep their families together in these difficult times.
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uming to work had to overcome
injuries and other adversities.
While the 14 seniors will be
difficult to replace, especially
the offensive line, Hardee
returns juniors White, Jones,
Vega, the Davis twins, You-
youte, Jake Nowakowski,
Nathan Tomlinson, Lunior St.
Louis, Tony Valdez, Jeremy
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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Blue Star Brigade seniors are (in front, from left) Delores Hernandez, Victoria Naranjo, Brittany Evans and Marina
Martinez; (in back) Ladarius Pace, Steven Locklar and Geronimo Macedo.


Battles, Tyler Alden, Devdn
Harris, Jesus Villegas, Dalton
Farr and Jonathan Kelly.
There are also sophs Jartius
Lindsey, Scott Donaldson,
Mayer, and Kevin Godwin,
along with Tre' Anderson and
Quinton Carlton, who dame up
from the JV at the end of its sea-
son, and freshman Mikey
Retana.


HARDEE RIDGE
Passing Completions, 1-4-3 4-10-0
Attempts & Interceptions
Passing Yards 12 39
Rushing Attempts/Yards 48/223 26/120
0
Total Yards 235 159
Turnovers 3 2
First Downs 8 11
Penalties, Lost Yardage 5/42 6/45
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CHAPEL
We had 63 in attendance for
chapel, greeted by Joe and
Aletia Boyer and Dick and
Ruby Barham.
It was great to have back Bob
and Cheryl Conkle to play and
lead the music. We were wel-
comed and visitors were ack-
nowledged as well as prayer
was led by Bob Bellis. Pastor
Jim spoke about commitment;
if you haven't committed then
you can't be loyal.

COFFEE
Wanda Brown led us in the
pledge and prayer, as well as
welcomed all the snowbirds for
the first time this season. All
our veter, om all the differ-
ent armerces were recog-
nized for erans Bay. We had
106 in attendance. Many cou-
pons were given away as well
as 50/50.
The Rainbow Of Notes first
variety show was well attended
with four other parks represent-
ed with 55 in attendance. We
are so happy they came to join
us and play their instruments as
well as sing and dance. We
appreciated all the ones who
helped so it could get a good
start and take off running. The
cookies were donated by the
managers, and that certainly
helped with the welcoming of
everyone.
Next week we plan on other


kinds of snacks and enjoyment.
We hope that everyone comes
back and anyone else who
would like to join us, either
with talent or as a spectator.
Don't forget Saturday will be
a snack breakfast available
7:30-9 a.m.; ice-cream social
Sunday at 6 .p.m. with the Old
Pro's Show, a magic-type enter-
tainment,' to follow; Monday
the blood drive will be after
coffee hour.
Next Thursday will be
Thanksgiving dinner at 1 in the
hall. We hope everyone comes
and enjoys the turkey day with
all your neighbors. Pancake
Breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. Nov.
29. Where else can you go and
have pancakes and sausage for
a.couple of dollars?

SPOTLIGHT
Phil and Joye Brown lived in
Bloomfield, Iowa, attended
school together and were mar-
ried March 5, 1947, thus being
married for 62 years. For the -
past 44 years, they have lived in
Boone, Iowa.
They had four boys and,
sadly, one passed away this past
summer. They are proud grand-
parents of 11 granddaughters
and great-grandparents to 14.
Phil was a manager and stock-
holder, retiring after 27 years
for a print and binding compa-
ny. Joye was a bookkeeper at
the same company for 10 years.


Phil is interested in golfing,
hunting, and printing signs with
catchy phrases to display in
front of their unit. Joye is inter-
ested in golfing, reading, sing-
ing, and computer. They both
enjoy fishing and did do a lot of
fishing with the boys as they
grew up.
As Pioneer Creek snowbirds,
they have been owners of three
different units and have been a
part of our park family since
1992. We have been blessed to
have known them and have
them as neighbors.

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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,
I
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CATHY MORRIS
BEN MORRIS
ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS
OF
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:
4
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
dourt 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 Deputy Clerk
First Publication on 11-6, 2008

11:6-270c
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.
SHagstrom'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, Wauchula, 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 Us 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-
ceeding, 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
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HOUSING $$ AVAILABLE

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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
There is still money available for qualified Hardee County
residents to buy a first home or to rehabilitate a current
home through the Hardee County Community
Development Office. The first-time homebuyer program
will give qualified residents a $10,000 grant toward a
down payment and closing costs through the State
Housing Initiative Partnership. There is also money for
fixing up homes. These loans can be from $40,000 to
$70,000, for instance, and be forgiven if a person lives in
the home for 10 to 20 years. The office has a list of qual-
ified contractors. For more information call 773-6349 or
go by the office at the courthouse. In photo (from left)
are Dee Williams-Tatis and Shelly Massey of Hardee
Community Development, who spoke to the Wauchula
Kiwanis Club earlier this year.


Letter To The Editor

Zolfo Springs Reader'

Enjoys Local Newspaper


Dear Editor:
I would just like to say a job
well done in your response to
the letter to the editor about the
presidential election. The
Herald-Advocate has always
done such a great job reporting
on the people and events of our
county.
Like most people here I
enjoy buying the local paper to
read about my own children,
friends' children, our local


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

UIT AVIL CASE NO.
";25-2008tA-000338
Judge: Marcus Ezelle

WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, successor by
merger with South Trust Bank,
Plaintiff,
v.
' RODERICK J. CIFERRI; et al.
Defendants

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
November 12, 2008, and entered
in Case No. 25-2008-CA-000338 of
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at the front steps of the Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873,
at 11:00 a.m. and on the 10 day of
December, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment:
Lot 58, PHASE II PINE-
CREST FARMS, according
to plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 61, Page 4,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.

TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN 2004 Jacobsen
Mobile Home, Identification
Nos. JACFL25653A,
JACFL25653B AND
JACFL25653C.

TOGETHER WITH all the
Improvements now or here-*
after erected on the proper-
ty, and all easements,
rights, appurtenances,
rents, royalties, mineral, oil
and gas rights and profits,
water rights and stock and
all fixtures now or hereafter
attached to the property.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF LIS PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on Nov. 13, 2008.

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the individual or agency sending
this notice no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit
and County Court
By: Connie Timmons
As Deputy Clerk
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sports teams, school events, the
columns of the local people,
and seeing the pictures of the
upcoming engagements of the
young adults that I knew when
they were in kindergarten.
Everyone who works at The
Herald-Advocate has always
been very informative about the
people and events of Hardee
County and always seem very
professional, so for someone to
imply otherwise is very upset-
ting.
If someone wants state and
national news they can buy The
Tampa Tribune.

Sincerely,
Gilly Knight
Zolfo Springs



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 decedeni
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
Florida Bar No. 130020
Gray-Robinson, P.A.
P.O. Box 3
Lakeland, FL 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2254

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Sebring Skips Past Hardee Soccer-


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee soccer teams
started their first double-header
of the year last week at Sebring.
Unfortunately, the high-fly-
ing, more experienced Streak
squads had the upper hand,
downing the Hardee girls 6-3
and blanking the boys 4-0.
"Our boys were out-aged.
Sebring has much older boys,
while most of the ones starting
for us were under 15. They
were just bigger and faster" said
Hardee Wildcat coach Gilbert
Vasquez of his team's first
match of the season.
Sebring scored twice in the
first half. After a halftime talk,
Hardee came out with more
intensity, allowing only one
penalty kick, until the fourth
goal, a beautiful bender went in
the net.
In his first year back with the
boys team, the Wildcat coach
has just gotten Isaac Vasquez
from swimming and will get.
football players Martin .Vega
and Sofio. Arroyo this week.
Soph Kyle Bodeck came in off,.
sw imming, but decided to con-
centrate on his academics and
did not stay with the squad.
"One thing I stress to my play-
ers is academics so, while I'm
disappointed, I agree with his
decision,' said the coach.
Senior Humberto Nolasco
and Dudeck filled in last week


at goalie for Efrain Ruiz, who
moved up to fill a slot at for-
ward and made several shots on
goal, though none got in the net.
Junior captain Ivan Narvaez
and senior captain Jorge Juarez
were at striker and left wing,
also leading the Wildcat charge.
Francisco Rivera was at left
defender, the only other player
from last season at his usual
position.'
Juniors Eliseo Diaz and
Bladamir Caballero, a former
DeSoto Bulldog, were on the
starting team last week, as were
freshmen Edgar Narvaez,
Misael Garcia and Leonardo
Deloera.
Others on the squad are Noe
Macedo, Cody Torres, Eduardo
Macedo, Abelardo Santiago,
Antonio Galvan and Ezekiel
Moran.
Meanwhile Hardee girls had
a rough 80 minutes against
Sebring. "We played better this
week than we did last week,
.even though we lost," said
coach David Hatch.
The match started off with
Lady 'Cat senior Marce Rami-
rez scoring for Hardee to take
the lead. Later in the first half,
Sebring returned a goal to tie
the score by halftime.
Sebring scored first in the
second half, then Hardee's
Maria Anselmo put one in the
goal. The game remained knot-
ted at 2-2 until the final 20 min-


utes.
"I was happy for the first 60
minutes of the game, but in the
last 20 minutes we stopped
playing defense and paid' the
price," said Hatch.
In those.final minutes, Ansel-
mo scored on a penalty kick,
but Sebring scored four more
goals to make the final score 6-
3.
Hatch wasn't totally disap-
pointed. "We let down in the
second half and learned a good
lesson from that," he said.
What will it take to win the
next game? Hatch's strategy
will be working with the play-
ers on staying focused for the
whole 80 minutes of the game.
They have exceeded my expec-
tations and are working hard.
We've got a tough game conm-
ing up and we have to work on
getting our defense more set,"
he concluded.
The teams faced twin oppo-
nerits this week,.then will prac-
tice and rest over the Thanks-
giving holidays. They resume
play Dec. 2 against Avon Park
at home, Wildcat Stadium.
There were two road games
this week, Tuesday at Braden
River and tomorrow (Friday) at
Avon Park. In both, the girls
play at 6 p.m. and the boys
about 8.
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tributed to this report.


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Water Key Plan For Wauchula


PHOTO BY KASEY HELMS
Local author Gayle Knight (right) supplies a Library Wish Tree item by donating her new
book, "Tommy Cannon and the 4th-Grade Spelling Bee," to library employee Dee
Shackleford.


'0, Library Wish Tree!'


Select A Ribbon, Fill
By KASEY HELMS .discs, videos, and craft supplies
Of The Herald-Advocate for children's story time at the
Grant a wish and help the library. This list, however, is not
library, limited and donors are encour-
The Hardee County Public aged to bring in new items.
Library has created a "wish The process is simple: Go to
tree" to display its Christmas the library and select a ribbon
wish list. The Christmas tree is the gift you would like to
decorated with red ribbons buy then purchase the item
which have a picture and the and bring it back to the library.
name of the item desired. For each ribbon that is taken, a
There are many needs on the "thank you" tag will replace it
tree, such as books, compact on the tree.


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
S from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
in the top 10 in customer satisfaction in
c r Florida I have received Ford's highest
Sales Honor 15 years running and been a
,4- member of Ford's 300/500 Club for 20
.. years. Thanks again and stop by soon.
Ft. Meade
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SA Need
The library will display its
wish tree during regular hours
and until Wednesday, Dec. 31.
A number of upcoming
events at the library start Mon-
day with "Turkeys at the Li-
brary," which will feature crafts
and stories on Thanksgiving for
school-age children. This event
is limited to only 30 children, so
parents are encouraged to regis-
ter early.
The library will also hold a
Scholastic Book Fair beginning
Monday, Dec. 8, through the
following Friday. On Monday,
Santa will be there and children
can have their photos taken
with him, free of charge.
Finally, just in time for
Christmas, the library will cele-
brate all the different version;
-of.The Gingerbread- Man" b",.
decorating little .gingerbread
men and reading stories. There
is also a limit to this event, and
parents must register school-
age children.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Over the next 10 years
Wauchula residents will have
the water they need.
The Wauchula City Commis-
sion approved last week first-
reading of an ordinance outlin-
ing water infrastructure, conser-
vations and improvements
planned through 2018.
The goal is to ensure ade-
quate water resources for resi-
dents, business, visitors and
growth with supply averaging
138 gallons per person per day.
There are currently 2,092 single
family residential potable water
meters, with over 500 more in
use commercially and for irri-
gation. In an average month, the
city uses 1,236,500 gallons of
its withdrawal permit of its
2.160 million gallons.
Water conservation in irrigat-
ing the city's eight parks and
landscaping is planned, along
with water restrictions as man-
dated by the Southwest Florida
Water Management District.
Parts of the city water system
dates back to the 1920s and cur-
rently includes four public sup-
ply wells, a central water treat-
ment plant,. finished water stor-
age and distribution mains.


There is a 200,000-gallon clear-
well at the plant and elevated
tanks at Oak Street and Third
Avenue and at West Main Street
near the entrance to the stadi-
um. The city meets minimum
fire flow requirements of 1,500
gallons per minute for four
hours.
The city has four wells and a
fifth is in the works, with its
transmission pipeline and aera-
tor. Future plans also include
more water line rehabilitation,
replacement of old or defective
water meters and water treat-
ment plant improvements for
high service pumping capacity
and replacing existing electrical
and chlorine facilities and
replacement/upgraade of the
emergency generator.
In addition, there are sewer
treatment of 170 gallons per
person per day, solid waste
(garbage) disposal of 4.28
pound per person per day and
the capability to handle a three-
year, 24-hour stormwater event.
While the city limits long-
term debt to no greater than 25
percent of the property tax base,
that includes nearly $16 million
over the next two years from
the state revolving loan fund for
engineering and construction of


a huge expansion to the waste-
water treatment plant. There is
also $250,000 set aside for next
year for street paving.

In other action, the commis-
sion:
approved the usual West
Main Street route for the Jan. 17
Martin Luther King Jr. parade.
Rain date will be Jan. 19. The
route will be from behind the
old junior high school down
Main Street to Seventh Avenue,
turning south for one block, and
turning back west on Orange
Street and back to the old junior
high parking lot.
approved a resolution to
acquire property along East
Bay Street from Third to Fifth
(U.S. 17 North) avenues to
complete the sidewalk. The
total is about .25 acre of land
owned by the Thomas C. and
Elizabeth C. Underwood trusts.
approved a new five-year
lease for Storer Communica-
tions Inc. d/b/a Comcast Cable-
vision for use of city utility
poles for its cables at a cost of
$15 annually per attachment.
approved an ordinance
with final budget, amendments
for fiscal year 2007-08, which
ended Sept. 30. i


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living. Trees that give shade and oxygen. Trees that birds
build their nests in. Trees for parks and playgrounds and
wild spaces that will be here when my grandkids are grown.
The people I work for have planted more than 30 million
trees. That's a lot of trees. How do I know? I work for
Florida Phosphate."


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An Irish cow, Big Bertha, lived to the record age of 48 before
her death in 1993. In addition, she gave birth to a record 39
calves.


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2C The Herald-Advocate, November 20, 2008.




-Schedule Of Weekly Services


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ...................5:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.rm.
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 S. Ilv. 17. 375-2253
Bible Study 9:30 a.m.
Mornjng 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 De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.
Evening Worship ...... ......... 6:00 p.m.:
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m
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 ai..
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

PRIMERA 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....................10:00a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs. .................... 7:30 p.m.


ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Conumm.
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 ..................l1:00'a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd. --
Sunda) Schiobl' ...........10:00'a.m.
English Service..................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
CELEBRATION CHURCH
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 n.m.
,Evening Worship ........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 na.m.
Sunday Bible Class........11:30 n.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ....:.6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Clais -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

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 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....l 1:00 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 ................10:00 a.m.
Momrning.Service ..................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night) ....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ................10:00 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 Orchestra Reh...........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.
Extreme Kids Missions (ages 3 gr. 5)
6:45 p.m.
Catalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band 6:45 p.m.

FIRST BIAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY;
Generations Cafe Opens.......9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
* Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m..
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 WV. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ..... ...........9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities............6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ..........9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service..........7:00 p.m. *
Wed. Family Ministries ......7:00 p.m. *

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 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.

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts.... .....9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &


Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA COMUNIDAD
de fe Wauchula
Community of Faith Wauchula
322 Hanchey Rd. 773-0065
954-383-5078
Sunday Service..................... 10:00 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.
Miercoles 7:00 p.m.

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

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 .....................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2,' & 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 ................1.1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

ST ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 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)...............1.1:00 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 ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA

TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:30 a.m.
Evening Worshilg ..................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 ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m..

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ...............10:00 a.m.
Church 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.....................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .............7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service ..................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 ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ,.........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening 1:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 7,35-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 09
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8thAve. 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.

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

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

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ......10:00 a.m.
Servicio 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.
M'6rning Worshipz'..............11:00 a.n.
Trai ing Union ..................5:00 p.iff.
Evening Worship .................. 6:00,p.m.
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A man returned home after
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neighbor, "Do you and your
wife still have those terrible
fights?"
"No, sir," he answered, "not
anymore."
"I'm glad," he said. "How
did you come to stop quarrel-
ing?"
"'Couldn't help it," said the
neighbor. "My wife died."
It takes two to quarrel. But
when you scrap, you reduce
everything' to scraps. Is it
worth it?
While it takes ,two to quar-
rel, one can always, end it.
The Living Bible says,
"Don't quarrel with anyone.
Be at peace with everyone. Be
gentle and ready to forgive;
never hold grudges. Remem-
ber, the Lord forgave you, so
you must forgive others."


T here's an old saying, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." If something
happens to that basket all those eggs might break!
It's difficult to put all our trust in others; we are often discouraged by misleading
information and broken promises. At times is seems easier to trust only ourselves. Is
it possible to put all our confidence in something other than ourselves?
There is a safe haven for all our trust; God. God does not break His promises; His
advice is straightforward and sure. It is possible to place ourselves in His hands.
"God shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust; his truth
shall be your shield and protection" (Psalm 91:4).
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Wildcat Hoops Start Tuesday COMMUNITY GARDEN


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate/
The Wildcat varsity basket-
ball team starts its 2008-09 run
on Tuesday. '
The boys will be playing in a
girls-guys double-header at
Braden River, the first of four
such encounters this season
against schools which do not
have JV squads. ,
Coach Vance Dickey, in his
sixth year at the head of Wildcat
hoops, will be assisted by Chris
Polly, with Rod Smith handling
the JV as usual.
After Tuesday's game,
Hardee boys are off until well
after the Thanksgiving break,
resuming action Dec. 5 at Avon
Park.
Hardee remains in the same
Class 4A, District 10, with
Avon Park, Braden River,
DeSoto, Palmetto, Sarasota
Booker and Sebring.
Dickey recently traveled to
Savannah State University to
see former players Arnold
Louis and Mark St. Fort, as
their team played a double-
header, winning over Brut-
Parker by 30 points and Uni-
versity of North Florida by 15.
The former Hardee twin tow-
ers are "both adjusting athleti-
cally, academically and social-
ly. Louis favors the up-tempo
running style of Coach Horace
Broadnax, a former George-
town coach who brings that
play to Savannah State. As a
result, Louis is in the starting
lineup, while St. Fort adjusts to
that system with his teammates.
In replacing the dynamic duo
of the last three seasons, Dickey
will move to a smaller, faster
lineup, with the senior trio of
Postene Louisjeune, Lucas
Juarez and Nolan Neuhauser
taking the lead. Louisjeune will
be depended upon for his re-


bounding and defensive skills
and Lucas has both inside and
outside shots. Neuhauser will
probably be sidelined a few
more weeks with an injury suf-
fered in football.
Juniors Antjuan Jones and
Jarrell Ellis also offer the older
experience. Jones will probably
be point guard, bringing consis-
tent leadership and ball-han-
dling skill. Ellis moves up from
the JV to play forward.
Also coming up are sophs
Carl Brown, Tre' Anderson,
Justin Bromley and D'Vonte
Hooks. Freshman on the squad
are Jujuan Hooks, Andre Hooks
and Keshon Rivers.


"We'll be young and small
and will have to depend on our
speed and good ball handling,"
concluded Dickey.
The junior varsity will be a
blend of sophs and freshmen.
The sophs are Sammy Cisneros,
Ivan Fermin, Quinton Carlton,
Alex Maldonado, Ricardo Fer-
min, Terrance Medlock and
Reggie Snell, with Deonte
Evans, Murrell Winter, Dylon
Clements, Jesse Belcher, Jere-
my Rowe and Dalton Hewett
representing the freshman class.
The first JV game will be at
Avon Park on Dec. 5. The JVs
play at 6 p.m. and the varsity
squads at 7:30


WEATHER WARNING SIREN TEST
The City of Wauchula is committed to protection of its residents; therefore we have
updated the City's weather warning siren. We will be conducting a test of the system on
Friday, November 21st at 12 o'clock Noon for one full minute. Residents are encouraged
to inform family and friends of the test and to take the opportunity to review your house-
hold severe weather plan. Due to the recent tornados in Central Florida we encourage
each of our citizens to be aware of the danger that these storms can cause.
If you hear the siren at any other time, and there has not been an advance test date noti-
fication such as this, you should assume that an actual weather emergency is in progress
and seek shelter immediately. The siren will continue to sound in 30-second blasts' until
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People Interested in learning about gardening are invited to join in a community gar-
den at the Hardee County Fairgrounds near the Agri-Civic Center. They can call Mary
Mitchell at the Hardee County Extension Service at 773-2164. The project leader is
Denton Cash. Former leader Bim Davis recently became injured and is recuperating.
Shown at the quarter-acre fall garden site are (from left) Denise Smith, Tiffany Shanks
and son Gibson, 2, Donna Bailes, Sandra Brown and Cash. Wayne Jernigan has offered
a five-acre nearby parcel for a spring community garden.


Hoop Girls Start Slow


HARDEE BOYS BASKETBALL

Nov. 25 Hardee @ Braden River 7:30
Dec. 5 Avon Park @ Hardee 6/7:30
9 Palmetto @ Hardee 7:30
11 Booker @ Hardee 6/7:30
12 Mulberry @ Hardee 6/7:30
16 Hardee @ Sebring 6/7:30
18 @ Port Charlotte Tourney TBA
19 @ Port Charlotte Tourney TBA
20 @ Port Charlotte Tourney TBA
Jan. 9 Braden River @ Hardee 6/7:30
13 Hardee @ Avon Park 6/7:30
15 Desoto @ Hardee 6/7:30
16 Hardee @ Palmetto 6/7:30
20 Sebring @ Hardee 6/7:30
22 Hardee @ Mulberry 6/7:30
23 Hardee @ Booker 6/7:30
30 Hardee @ DeSoto 6/7:30
Feb. 3 Hardee @ Okeechobee (V) 7:00
Head Coach Vance Dickey
Asst. Coach Chris Polly
JV Coach Rod Smith


Servin.
Hardee only had one day of
practice before facing Avon
Park in the early tournament
game on Thursday, and were
still finding themselves, losing
to the Lady Red Devils 39-10.
"There was a big improvement
between the first and second
games. The defense was better
and we had some other bright
spots, too," said Gray.
The Lady 'Cats started the
regular season on Tuesday with
the usual home double-header,
the JVs playing at 6 p.m. and
the varsity teams taking, the
floor about 7:30. Hardee is also
home today (Thursday) against
DeSoto at the same times.
Next week's game is at Bra-
den River, which only has a
varsity squad. It is one of four
games which are girls-boys
varsity-only encounters. Palm-
etto also doesn't have varsity
squads for either team, and


Hardee will host Walker
Memorial on Dec. 16 for a girls
varsity-only game.
Seeing their first action for
the JV this week are sophs
Tiffany Prestridge, Lauren
Moore, Paige Massey, LaCre-
sha Carlton and Sarah Beyers,
along with freshmen Frances
Banda, Manserrad Duran,
Danely Flores, Artrice Hines
and Caitlin Sockalosky.

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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pre-season tournament got
the Hardee girls basketball team
moving last week.
Although the girls lost both
games, Coaches Don Gray,
Lindsay Smith and Ken Leu-
pold got a good look at the
strengths and weaknesses of
their 2008-09 varsity squad.
They moved freshmen Sum-
mer Palmer and Ashley Nichols
up to assist, especially since the
indefinite loss of senior forward
Sabrina "Noonie" Holmes to a
shoulder injury.
At the Lake Region Tip-Off
tournament, Hardee girls were
overwhelmed at the late Tues-
day game against the host
school. Although they lost 52-
12, Hardee girls got good looks
for seniors Erica Ureste and
Naomi Alvarado, junior Car-
leen Brown, and sophs Ashley
Louis, Maria Avalos and Elvira


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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. 16, Domingo Arroyo-Hemrnandez, 31, of 1020 Old Bra-
denton Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison aiiu
charged with disorderly conduct.
Nov. 16, Saul DeLaRosa Rodriguez, 23, of 35100 SR 64,
Myakka City, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. J.K.
Cloud and charged with DUI.
Nov. 16, Macario Perez-Francisco, 21, of 4620 Maple Ave.,
Bowling Green, was detained on an out-of-county warrant.
Nov. 16, Barbara Anne Ratliff, 50, of 112 N. First St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with keeping
a public nuisance.
Nov. 16, Julie Jay Ellis, 45, of 6838 Moccasin Lane, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett and charged with fraud
- uttering check with insufficient funds.
Nov. 16, Santos Luna, 30, of 4632 Pine Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with grand theft of
a vehicle.
Nov. 16, thefts on U.S. 17 South and on Elm Street, and a
vehicle stolen on Petteway Road were reported.
Nov. 15, Theresa Lee Rodriguez, 32, of 3876 Creek Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by FHP Cpl. Rene Benavidez and
charged with DUI and driving while license suspended.
Nov. 15, Santos Zuniga-Lugo, 45, of 610 N. Eighth Ave., Wau-
chula, was detained by Dep. Johnny Trammell on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court. He had been arrested by Wauchula Ofc. Amy
Drake on a charge of driving with knowledge of a suspended
license.
Nov. 15, a residential burglary on Sparrow Road, and a theft
on Makowski Road were reported.
Nov. 14, Alex Jesse Melendez, 24, of 144 Poucher Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with loiter-
ing/prowling.
Nov. 14, a residential burglary on Lincoln Street, theft of a
vehicle on SR 66, and a theft on U.S. 17 South were reported.
Nov. 13, Andrew Bernard White, 23, of 5116 Dixianna Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged
with battery.
Nov. 13, Carlos Aguilar-Ortega, 24, of Myakka City, was ar-
rested by Capt. Jim Hall and Dep. Manuel Zuniga, who each charg-
ed him with violation of probation.
Nov. 13, Angel Perez Hernandez, 21, of Pine Cone Trailer
Park, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged
with larceny petit theft.


Nov. 13, a residential burglary on Deer Run Drive, burglary of
a conveyance on Old Bradenton Road, a fight on Myrtle Street,
criminal mischief on Third Street East and thefts at Steve Roberts'
Special, Pasofino Drive and U.S. 17 North were reported.
Nov. 12, Adrian Murillo Ca -izo, 20, of 504 E. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell on a charge of
contempt of court.
Nov. 12, residential burglary on Snell Street, a business bur-
glary on Third Street East, and a theft on Ralph Smith Road were
reported.
Nov. 11, Ivon Arana, 18, of 427 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with larceny petit
theft.
Nov. 11, Gabriel Nino, 23, of 56 Tuscunoogua St., Mascot,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of violation of pro-
bation.
Nov. 11, a residential burglary on Beeson Road, a vehicle stol-
en on Buckskin Drive, and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.
Nov. 10, a residential burglary on SR 66, and thefts on Still
Court and on Conner Road were reported.
WAUCHULA
Nov. 16, criminal mischief on River Chase Circle was report-
ed.
Nov. 15, Krystal Amanda Lewis, 25, of 301-A East Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on an out-of-state
fugitive warrant.
Nov. 15, Laurencio Vasquez-Hernandez, 25, of 214 W. Bay
St., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged
with DUI and driving while license suspended.
Nov. 15, Juan Pablo Espinoza, 24, of 931 Sweet Gum Park-
way, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on a charge
of contempt of court.
Nov. 15, a fight at River Chase Circle and a vehicle stolen on
River Chase Circle were reported.
Nov. 14, a theft on West Main Street was reported.
Nov. 13, residential burglaries on South Eighth Avenue and
U.S. 17 North, and a theft on Saunders Street were reported.
Nov. 12, Michael'Ellis Carpenter, 19, of 841 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
and charged with selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a place of
worship, school or business and possession/manufacture/delivery
of drug paraphernalia.
Nov. 12, Mattie Moore, 46, and Rolie Gamble, 50, both of 209
W. Orange St., Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte.
Moore was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
arid Gamble was charged with battery.
Nov. 12, criminal mischief on South Seventh Avenue was re-
ported.
Nov. 11, Jevon Lee Burks, 28, of 115 S. Third Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with batter, and kid-
napping-false imprisonment of an adult.
Nov. 11, criminal mischief on East Bay Street was reported.


BOWLING GREEN
Nov. 14, Alfredo Castaneda, 24, of 3972 Edison Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges on charges of violation
of probation and driving while license suspended.
Nov. 14, criminal mischief on Willow Avenue was reported.
Nov. 12, Amado Garcia, 18, of 4060 Captiva Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with fail-
ure to obey a police officer by fleeing, and driving with knowledge
of a suspended license.
Nov. 12, Anthony Rico Alvarado, 18, of 1090 Downing Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged 1vith
resisting an officer without violence and corruption by threat.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Nov. 13, a fight on Myrtle Avenue and Ninth Avenue was
reported.


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Earl Smith of the Torrey community on Nov. 6 filled up his
Ford Expedition with 26 gallons of regular unleaded
gasoline in Wauchula for $57. He keeps records of his
gasoline purchases and noted on Aug. 3, 2008, he pur-
chased 26 gallons for $100.


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TRAVELING FUN


CUNTESY PnTuius
The Hardee Wildcat girls softball 12-and-under team went to their first tournament just
before Halloween and had a "Spooktacluar" time, placing second of the 12 teams com-
peting in the Oct. 25-26 event. With their flashing uniform shirts and awards (in upper
photo, seated from left) are Kate Thomas, Makayla Deuberry, Kayla Nichols, Karlee
Henderson, Kim Derringer and Makayla Wallace; (middle row) Kendall Gough,
Jakaysha-Lindsey, Addison Aubry, Dana Terrell, Kacy Hall, Anna Galvez and Alex Ullrich;
(back) assistant coach Mike Thomas, Head Coach Max UlIrich and assistant coach
Melanie Henderson. Saturday evening some dressed in Halloween style with wigs or
head bands. Signaling victory (in front, left to right) are Alex Ullrich, Anna Galvez and
Makayla Deuberry; (back) Kendall Gough, Jakaysha Lindsey, Kayla Nichols, Addison
Aubry, Karlee Henderson and Head Coach Max UlIrich.


A DONKEY, BUT No CAR


By ROSALINDA HINOJOSA
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q. What is your full name?
A. Maria Salazar.
Q. What did your parents do for a
living?
A. They worked on a farm in corn,
beans and chile.
Q. What were your chores?
A. Gather dirty dishes so my mom
can wash them.
Q. What did you do for entertain-
ment?
A. I
played house
with broken
dishes.
Q. What was an important event
that happen when you were younger?
A. Nothing important happened
when I was younger, but the river in
Mexico flooded and no one could cross
over.
Q. What was your first job?
A. I was picking cotton in Texas.
Q. What kind of house did you
live in?
A. I lived in a house that was made
out of clay.
Q. What kind of clothes did you
have to wear?
A. I had to wear long dresses with
long sleeves and no shoes.
Q. What kind of shoes did you
have to wear?,
A. I only wore tiny shoes on
Sunday to go to church.
Q. How much did gas cost back in
the old days?
A. Gas cost 99 cents a gallon.
Q. How did you wash your
clothes?
A. We washed our clothes by hand
on a rock in the river.
Q. How did the car look back in


the old days?
A. My family never had enough
money to buy a car. We had a donkey.
Q. How did you cook your food
back then?
A. We cooked our food on a wood-
en stove.
Q. How did you take a bath?
A. Me and my sisters took a bath in
the river the same time we washed our,
clothes, and kept on playing in the river
to wait until our clothes dried.
Q. How many kids did you have?
A. I had 16 kids, but eight died and
eight are living.
Q. Did you got to school? If yes,
what is the highest grade you went
to?
A. Yes, I went for the first year and
never past the same grade.
Q. Did you have to get married at
a young age?
A. I had to get married at the age of
15 years old.
Q. Where and when were you
born?
A. I was born in Jerez Zacatecas,
Mexico, on May 26, 1933.
Q. Where did you go to school?
Did you like it?
A. I went to school in Mexico. No, I
never like it, because I would always
get in trouble and I did not like to get
in trouble.
Q. Was there a movie theater?
A. No, there was not theater in
Mexico.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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Florida Farm Bureau
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Nov. 21-27 with the Hardee County FarmBureau









Agricultruae presitdent^

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board of directors
member, Steve
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t we Bureau president

David Royal, i otht a
plaque received at the
Florida Farm:Bureau
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Sna re ont Hardee County s out-
standing programs itn'
A cfour categories.
(eniptBelow, Susan
Chapman displays
some of the FA3IA
products that are
available at the Fartmf
Bureau office.


Agriculture is vitalV

to local economy .
During this year's Farm-City
Week, Hardee County Farm Burea
is pleased to recognize all of our
,0Agriculture K
S remains important
~. in Hardee County / -
where there aret
j M Y 1,142 farms on rela.
346,191 acres.*.-. '
Total value of livestock and crops
sold from Hardee County was $166 ic
million in 2002 according to the
USDA's statistics.
Neither the farm nor the city .5~
can exist in isolation. 'Instead, the
interdependence of the two creates
jobs, products, markets and rela-
tionships that make our economy
and nation strong. Join with us in recognizing 'Hardee County agricultural produc-
ers and allied industries and the contributions they make to the economy.


rio Fort tho nqht...
From Floritio's Farmers


Hardee County Farm Bureau is pleased to recognize
Nov. 21- 27 as Farm-City Week.
On the seven days leading to and including Thanksgiving
Day, Farm-City Week is celebrated nationwide. What are we
celebrating? The American economy is strong thanks to the
interdependence of farms and cities.
Food for thought... from Florida's farmers Hardee CountyN







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CourthouKseRepor


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
license was issued recently in
the office of the county court:
Marshall Fielding Bustle, 25,
Ona, and Staci Lea Reynolds,
*28, Ona.
The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the countyjudge:
Unifund CCR Partners G P
vs. Alena Cherepanov, judg-
ment.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Dylan J. Detar
and Jessica L. Smith, judgment.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Marcos Morales, default judg-
ment.
United States Credit Agency
vs. Lesa Grimsley, settlement
agreement approved.
FIA Card Services NA vs.
Timothy W. Parrish, judgment.
Chase Bank USA NA vs.
Susan L. Jacobs, agreed final
judgment.
GE Money Bank vs. Stephen
Rickels, judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Ata M.
Sihwail, judgment.
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Barbara Miranda, voluntary
dismissal.
There was no county mis-
demeanor or criminal traffic
court last week due to the
judge's vacation.
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Gerald Lee McKinney as
trustee et al vs. Aurelia Smith as
co-trustee, damages.
J.P. Morgan Chase vs. Heath
William Reschke, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Emily I Kitchens and Kyle A.
Kitchens, divorce.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust vs. Carl Brown and
Veronica Brown et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs.
Christopher Lovett and Wendy
Lovett, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Victoria M. Sanchez and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Derrick L. Rivers,
petition for child support ad-
ministrative order.
Alyssa K. Torres and DOR
vs. Ramiro J. Zamora Jr., peti-
tion-for child support adminis-
trative order.
; Shelby Casey vs. Benjamin
Casey, petition for injunction
for protection.
SRebecca Leyva vs. Luciano


Lara Sr., petition for injunction
for protection.
Rebecca Leyva vs Rico Lara,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Rebecca Leyva vs. Mowie
Garcia, petition for injunction
for protection.
April Morales and Jeronimo
Morales, divorce.
Anastacio Macias III and
DOR vs. Marijane Rae
Maciaas, petition to enforce
administrative child support
order.
Amanda Sherrie Outley and
DOR vs. Diomedes Mendez,
petition to enforce administra-
tive child support order.
The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Virginia Toole Belcher and
DOR vs. Anthony LaShaun
Belcher Sr., child support order.
Ellizabeth Escobedo and
DOR vs. Jose J. Gutierrez, child
support order.
Amber J. Price and DOR vs.
Jose S. Lopez Jr., child support
order.
Patricia A. Sigala and DOR
vs. David E. Barringer, dis-
missal of petition to modify
child support.
Oliphant Financial Corp. vs.
Alden Pearsall and Nola
Camecho, order approving stip-
ulated agreement.
Sara Starratt vs. Dustin
Skitka, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Stephanie N. Boggs and
DOR vs. Michael C. Young,
child support contempt order.
Rosa Alicia Alvarado and
DOR vs. Brenda Alvarado, vol-
untary dismissal of petition to
enforce administrative child
support order.
Sandra Kay Quinn vs.
Matthew McEntyre, voluntary
dismissal of temporary injunc-
tion for protection.
Kayla Herrera vs. Benjamin
Herrera, amended injunction
for protection.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Michelle Lynn Hovind Car-
penter and Nathaniel Carpenter
et al, voluntary dismissal.
James L. Tate Sr. vs. Walter
A. McNeil and the state De-
partment of Corrections (DOC),
dismissed.
James Jernigan-d/b/a James
Jernigan Construction vs. Work
& Son Inc., judgment.
Wendell Thompson vs. DOC
and Florida Parole Commission
et al, transfer to Leon County.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
will hold

PUBLIC HEARING
on
Thursday, December 04, 2008, 10:00 A.M.
or as soon thereafter in the Board of County Commissioners Board
Room, Courthouse Annex, Room 102, 412 West Orange Street,
Wauchula, Florida
TO ADOPT
Ordinance No. 2008-15
An Ordinance of the County Commission of Hardee County, Florida,
Approving the "Hardee County-Evaluation and Appraisal
Report"
AND--
Ordinance No. 2008-09
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
Future Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of
134.07+1-acres from Agriculture to Highway Mixed Use Future
Land Use District; providing for severability; for repeal of
conflicting ordinances; and for an effective date;
AND--
Ordinance No. 2008-13
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan to
include a 10-Year Water Supply Plan in the Sanitary Sewer,
Solid Waste, Drainage, Potable Water, and Natural
Groundwater Recharge Element and Conservation
Element; providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting
ordinances; and for an effective date;
AND-- -
Ordinance No. 2008-14
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan to
provide for a variance to Policy L1.12 and Policy C2.4 to permit a
setback of less than 500 ft providing for severability; for repeal of
conflicting ordinances; and for an effective date;
AND--
Ordinance No. 2008-17
*An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan
Future Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use designation of
129.81MOLac from Residential Mixed Use to Highway Mixed Use
providing for severability; for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and for
an effective date;
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's
Office at least two working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these
Ordinances are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. at the
Planning/Development Department, 110 South 9th Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida. All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In
rendering its 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.
Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
11:13,27c


Kenneth W. Spires vs. State
of Florida, appeal amended to
petition.
Brandy Leigh Murphy and
DOR vs. Michael Jerome
Youngblood, order on petition
for administrative child support
order.
There was no circuit felony
criminal court last week due
to the Veterans Day holiday.
The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently
in the office of the clerk of
court:
Mary M. Maxwell Thomp-
son and Donald 0. Thompson
to Wanda G. Hollinger and
William A. Dickerson,
$121,900.
Artis L. Baker to Terry L.
Lance, $15,000.
Charles T. Collie to Charles
T. Collie and Mary Cameron,
$45,000.
Lance and Amy B. Bursler to
Loyd Wayne and Amanda H.
Graham, $148,000.
Grady N. Mills and Gloria
Wyatt to Brent and Pang Gilli-
ard, $100,000.
Donald T. Davis Limited
Partnership to Power & Light
Productions of Wauchula Inc.,
$320,000.
S. David Conerly to Conerly
Tank & Welding Inc., $25,000.
Hazel Colvin and Teford
Lamar Colvin d/b/a TLC
Tractor Service to McDonald
Construction Co., $96,000.
Kathryn C. Melendy as
trustee to city of Wauchula,
$250,000.
Jerry H. Sr. & Kathryn C.
Melendy to city of Wauchula,
$125,000.


*


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Though an old man, I am but
a young gardener. My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.
-Thomas Jefferson Unless there are three other people.
-Orson Welles


When the world wearies and
society fails to satisfy, there is
always the garden.
-Minnie Aumonier


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,


A 'A


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


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THANKSGIVING!
FROM
HARDEE COUNTY
DISPOSAL,
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Legal Holiday


Notice

We will be closed

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008

in observance of

Thanksgiving Day
Please transact your business
with us with that in mind.


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KINDERGARTEN
E
Carlos Alvarez
Miguel Avilez
Jacklin Barber
Kaylen Barringer
Colton Block
Kaitlynn Brandeberry
Adrian Camili
Angel Cardenas
Alexis Crews
Oscar DeLeon
Alexis DeLeon
Brianna Franks
Megan Gannon
Stephanie Gonsalez
Nevaeh Gonzales
Jose Gracia
Blake Graham
Anthony Griffis
Romeo Gutierrez
Angela Kerth
Franklin Lee
Siera Lozano
Miguel Martinez
Hannah McDaniel
David Mendez
Raquel Montanez
Esmeralda Morales
Jeremy Myers
Melinda Rivera
Mario Rodriguez
Rosalba Salazar-Barbosa
Margarita Severiano-
Juan
Cheyann Strickland
Yadhira Velazquez
Yacquelin Villalva
Jason Walker
Kaylee Ybarra

E/S
Erica Blasingain
Kelly Burns
Joelynn Carver
Vicente Chaidez
Amber Channell
'Ricardo Chavero
David Cruz
Jessica Estrada
Kyearsten Goodwin
Dalton Keeton


Palmer Klein
Suleyma Medina
Pablo Molina-Rosales
Alan Pina
Gabriel Raulerson
Madison Reed
Hailee Rodd
Jasmine Rodriguez

FIRST GRADE
A
Isabella Adams
Darren Daniels
Lucy Garcia
Jesus Jurado
Briana Montero
Taleia Moreno
Ashley Pelham
Adriana Perez
Roy Revels
Sydnie Steiner
Meagan Strickland
Christian Turner
Gage Warczinsky

A/B
Jackson Baker
Dylan Bozeman
Aaron Bunch
Karina Carranza
Juan Castillo
Jacqueline Chagoya
Kipp Cooper
Daisy Diego
Bryce Douglas
Rafael Esquivel
Ethan Hollinger
Wyatt Keller
Rosemarie Kerth
Tyler Lambert
Maria Martinez
Mackenzie McCoy
Cheyanne Miller
Donnell Patton
Angela Ramirez
Lizbet Ramos-Jaimes
Hunter Rodd
Zaida Rojas
Joseph Ruschiwal
Mandy Saunders
Sang Ying Vang
Jessica Villegas


Chayengchy Vue Trinity May
Logan Whidden Giselle Mendez
Adam Morales


SECOND GRADE
A
Luis Angeles
Michaela Klein
Eduardo Morales
Jose Romero-Vazquez
Daniela Villalva
Gabrielle Willis

A/B
Michaela Blasingain
Joe Byers
Kaylie Carver
Jaime Ceja
Elizabeth DeLeon
Amari DeLeon
Kasandra Gallardo
Jose Garcia
Javier Garcia
Devin Hill
David Martinez
Isaac Moreno
Milton Palacios
Infiniti Randolph
Jamie Richardson
Sanjan Rifty
Dakota Roberts
Claudia Rojo-DeLeon
Mike Trevino
Tshua Vang
Alana Woods
Stephen Ybarra

THIRD GRADE
A
Mason Block
Austin Reynolds

A/B
Carol Allison
Montana Bishop
Avery Bunch
Ashja Camel
Corey Ferrar
Austin Harris
Thalia Hartley
Daren Henderson
Alexander Lucatero
Pricilla Martinez


Desirae Moses
Bryan Perada-Sierra
Gabriela Reyes


FOURTH GRADE
A
Tamara Griffis
James Hancock
Brennick Mascorro
Jose Zuniga

A/B
Gabriella Aguilar
Gisselle Aguirre
Roxanna Avila-Serrano
Cameron Burnett
Maria Carranza
Alexa Chapa
Cody Cumbee
Aniceto Estrada
Cha Lor
Andres Martinez,
Dominique Murphy
Jeramiah Turner
Clarisa Villa
Gustavo Villalva
Danielle Zuniga

FIFTH GRADE
A
Kayla Albritton
Josie Hancock
Claudia Klein

A/B
Thalia Duran
Josephine Gamez
Chelsea Garcia
Amber Gazaway
Alex Hinojosa
Terry Hunt
Jesse Johnston
Diego Juarez
Elyssa Murphy
Mia Newton
Ginette Sambrano
Benjamin Tamayo


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KINDERGARTEN
A
Kaylee Gibson
Juan Gonzales
Chloe Martinez
Julio Mateo-Armenta
Denise Moralez
Griselda Vasquez
Kaylee Bautista
Autumn Hall
Monica Hernandez
Javier Figueroa
Mason Quinn
Amy Reyna
Adrian Sanchez
Kimberly Walton
Jennifer Cuevas
Valerio Hernandez
Brittany Lopez-Perez
Ricardo Olvera
Emily Ownby
Katherine Reneau
Adalia Rivera
Jacqueline Rodriguez-
Suarez
Savannah Sperry

A/B
Andrew Arreola
Jackson Casso
Clifford Hill
Bryan Huerta
Deontae McDonald
Mikel Picazo
Crystal Godinez
Isaiah Herrera
Itzel Magana-
Navarrete
Naomi Mitchell
Eduardo Flores
Giovanni Lopez
Leah Martinez
Veronica Sanchez
James Wheeler
Andrew Casey
Carlos Hernandez
Adan Molina
Myron Refoure
Alexandra Solis
Majalynn Thompson
FIRST GRADE
A
Esmeralda Garcia


Robert Johnston Dane Stenico
Matthew "Ryan" Oscar Trevino
Knight Brianna Waters
Christian Lowery


Ta'Cariya Pyatt
Jordan Sperry
Gerardo Flores
Jason Garcia
Tyresha Mclvery
A'zaria Rivers
Mia Saldivar
Ciara Smith
Pablo Torres
Luis Valadez
Adama Lopez
Karla Lopez
Dulce Martinez

A/B
Linda Cabrera
Brenda Castillo
Maisy Rodriguez
Cinthia Santiago
Hunter Trevino
Isaly Alamia
Julyssa Benavides
Jasmine Castaneda
Keren Contreras.
Emilio Garcia
Marisela Hinojos
Jose Molina
Dorian Pulido
Maria Roque-Gutierrez
Ashley Vargas
Desiree Alonzo
Lusero DeLaCruz
Gabriela Ontiveros
Alex Rodriguez
Abel Vargas
Mergildo Velazquez
Troy Briseno
Omar Hurtado
Joni O'Bryan
Carlos Perez
Evan Webster
Miriamn Covarrubias-
Valencia
Chyenne Molina
Austin Palacios
Jovanna Reyes
Faith Thompson
Jorge Valencia
Rodrigo Hernandez

SECOND GRADE
A
Aracely Sanchez
Zackary Durastanti


Jasmine Mendoza
Aissatou Tavarez
Jasmine Wheeler
Alicia Rivera


A/B
Xavier Alamia
Yadira Castillo
Hadassah Faulk
Elyzeth, Gallegos
Dacie Luna-Moreno
Estrella Mateo-
Armenta
Edgar Maya
Miguel Ontiveros Avila
Anavelia Rodriguez
Angela Velasco
Nadae'zya Perry
Savannah Walton
Kasie Powell
Guadalupe Almaguer
Aaliyha Sanchez
Adilene Maya
Joshua McQuaig
Rolando Rodriguez
Noemi Cabrera
Ana Capetillo
Anareli Covorubias
Manuel Flores
Yennifer Nunez
Damian Rodriguez
Xavier Salazar
Bailey Skinner
Miracle Thompson

THIRD GRADE
A
Nakeisha Lemaine
Hannah Revell

A/B
Jose Luis Santiago
Oscar Valadez
Veronica Castillo
Enrique Gomez
Miriam Gonzalez
Anwaun Hines
Zachary Hooks
Jenny Lopez
Alexis McBride
Daultyn McClellen
Stephen McQuaig
Dray Miller
Julissa Molina-Lozano
Austin Smith


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Hardee County Single-Family Detached Units

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FOURTH GRADE
A
Ivan Chavez
Illeana Flores

A/B
John Juarez
Carlos Gutierrez
Alex Almeyda-
Ontiveros
David Badillo
Yolanda Benitez
Cesar Bravo
Leydi Lopez
Vanessa Avila-Reyes
Juliana Page
Isis Garza
Enrique Iniguez
Regan Tyson

FIFTH GRADE
A
None

A/B
Petra Calderon
Brianna Juarez
Rosa Ontiveros
Brandon Rivera
Ulisa Rivera
Dalton Forrester
Victoria Garza
Sophia Moreno
Aracelis Velasco
Erica Castillo
Ashley Forrester
Katlyn Forrester
James Gibson
Ryan Gough
Alexis Lopez
Jose Padilla
Fabian Perada
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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida
Advocate, the' Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-
Advocate ...
75 YEARS AGO
Special Rate Given Aurburn-
Florida Game: W.A. Lapinski,
local agent fof the Atlantic
Coast Line, announced yester-
day that a special rate of $1.25
for the round trip is being
offered football fans who wish
to attend the Auburn-Florida
football game in Gainesville
Nov. 25.
Wauchulans To Hear Rev.
Gypsy Smith Soon: Rev. Gypsy
Smith Jr., of Connecticut, will
conduct a revival meeting at the
City Hall the beginning of
January. Smith is one of the best
known preachers in this country
and his meetings are attended
by people from far and near.

Ausley Named Mayor, Hays
Wins For Clerk: S.E. Ausley,
World War veteran and local
insurance man, on Tuesday was
elected mayor of the city of
Wauchula, winning over W.D.
Carlton by 119 votes.

Play Pleases Crowd of Wau-
chula People: Wauchula people
enjoyed a rare treat last Friday
night when the play, "Tom
Piper and the Pig," staged under
auspices of the American
Legion and the Business &
Professional Woman's Club,
was given at the city auditori-
um.

Hunting Season Will Open
On Nov. 20: Hardee County
sportsmen are oiling up their
guns and getting supplies ready
for the season opening next
Monday, Nov. 20, and indica-
tions are that more than a hun-
dred will trek to the woods in
quest of deer, turkeys, squirrels
and quail.

Wauchula Team Wins Over
Winter Haven: Playing a bril-
liant game before a record holi-
day crowd of 2,500 people, the
Wauchula Wildcats virtually
clinched the South Florida High


School conference title with a 6
to 0 victory over Winter Haven
Saturday afternoon.
50 YEARS AGO
Planters Swamp Wildcats 42-
14: Last Friday night before the
annual Homecoming crowd, the
Hardee Cats lost 42-14 game to
the Planters of Plant City. The
Hardee High Wildcats will con-
'clude the season next Wednes-
day night at Arcadia.

Basketball Season To Begin
Dec. 5: Hometown fans will get
to watch the Hardee High Wild-
cats basketball team on its own
floor for 10 of its 22 games this
season, but will have to travel
quite a distance if they hope to
see some of the out-of-town
matches.
'Do-It-Yourself' Program.
Needed By Hardee For Greater
Economic Growth: Hardee
County can develop economi-
cally in the years to come if it
will stop dragging its feet and
set up a "do it yourself' pro-
gram to make this area a more
attractive one for present and
future citizens.

County Fair Biggest And
Best Ever: The biggest and best
fair Hardee County has ever
had. This was the way Fair
Manager Dave Davis described
this year's county fair, which
closed last Saturday after a
Sweek-long run. David estimated
that over 10,000 visitors filed
through the gates during the
week.

Wauchula Downs Bowling
Green 19-0: A fast running
attack and excellent blocking
put the Wauchula Elementary
football squad on the right side
of a 19-0 score Friday afternoon
as they took on Bowling Green
Elementary in the first game of
their season.

LaVerne Bowen Is Crowned
Homecoming Queen For '58:
Miss LaVerne Bowen, a sopho-
more from Zolfo Springs, was
crowned queen of the 1958
Hardee High Homecoming in
ceremonies at half time Friday
night.


County Gets New. Judge,
W.K. Love: The new circuit
judge for Hardee, Highlands
and Polk counties was in Wau-
chula this week to meet lawyers
and get acquainted with his
court, where he will preside at
chamber hearings on Wednes-
day.
25 YEARS AGO
Wildcats Capture Heartland
Conference. Title: Hardee play-
ed two entirely different halves
of football as they rallied in the
second half to muzzle the
Bulldogs from DeSoto by a 21
to 7 score in the season's finale
at Hardee Stadium to win the
Heartland Conference Title.
Seaboard Delays Filing
Abandonment: Jack Melendy
told a group of about 18
Monday afternoon that Sea-
board Systems Railroad will not
file to abandon the railroad
between Bowling Green and
Arcadia until April 1984.

Board Seeks Accreditation
For All Schools In County: The
Hardee County School Board
has readjusted its sights and has
decided to have the school
administration pursue the ac-
creditation for all of the schools
in the school district, not just
the junior high.

Little League All-Stars Lose
To Tampa Eagles 14-0: The
Hardee Little League Football
All-Stars lost a hard fought 14
to 0 battle to the Tampa Eagles
at Southeast Stadium in Bra-.
denton on Saturday.

Dane Terrell-Anthony Redfin
Receive Memorial Awards:
Two memorial awards were
presented at the Hardee-DeSoto
game last Friday night. The
Dale Carlton Award is present-.
ed each year to a senior football
player. The two awards went to
Dane Terrell and Anthony
Redfin for outstanding leader-
ship, dedication and achieve-
ment in football.

Sen. McDonald, Rep. Coker
Attend Silver-Haired Legisla-
ture: Thirty two senators and 88


representatives, who were
elected delegates to the sixth
annual session of the Florida
Silver-Haired Legislature, met
in Tallahassee from- Nov. 12
through Nov. 17. Gov. Bob
Graham was the official wel-
comer and speaker for those
attending.

10 YEARS AGO
New ZS Councilman Tenders
Resignation: A week ago they
were swearing him in. This
week they are accepting his res-
ignation. Ted Iddings, the new-
est member of the Zolfo
Springs Town Council, will be
calling it quits by the end of the
year, Town Clerk Jack Logan
said Tuesday.

Expect Detour On East Main
At Peace River: Residents will
see a lot of construction on state
roads through Hardee County
this year. Bridge replacements,
resurfacing and construction of
new roads will result in traffic
delays while improvements are
made.

Farm-City Week Starts To-
morrow: Farm-City Week, ob-
served annually in the nation,
begins Nov. 20 and continues
through Thanksgiving Day,
Nov. 26. County Commission
Chairman Walter Olliff speaks
about the event before signing
the proclamation which was
brought by Farm Bureau repre-
sentative Megan McKibben.

DeSoto Flits Past Hardee 20-
14: The Hardee Wildcats saw
their chances for a district run-
ner-up slot fly away in the final
minute of last Friday's game.
The DeSoto Bulldogs scored on
a 78-yard touchdown pass to
wrest and earn the right to
advance to the regional quarter-
finals this week against North
Fort Myers.

Jake McIntyre Named To All-.
Star Rodeo Team: Denver-
Leaders of the National High
School Rodeo Association, the
oldest youth rodeo organization
in America, appointed Jake
McIntyre, a student at Hardee
High School, to the Wrangler
High School All-Star Rodeo
Team.
Be willing to be a beginner
every single morning.
-Meister Eckhart.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Welcome back. Everything is
in full swing. It is good to see
many people here who had
health problems and surgeries
over the summer who are eager
to participate in the various
activities. Please keep Don
Staley and Dave O'Neal in your
prayers.
If you have* changed your e-
mail address since the summer,
please make sure I have your
winter e-mail address.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Nancy and Dewey Morrison
were the hosts on Nov. 12. Don
Ahearn led the U.S. Pledge, Cal
and Betty Gadsby led the
Canadian Pledge and Lee Roy
Behymer led the prayers. Loyd
Lankford honored all the veter-
ans in the audience and asked
them all to come to the front of
the hall. Nancy Morrison led
everyone in singing "God Bless
America."
Henriette Swearingin is back
as activities director and led the
meeting. The 50/50 winners
were Verna and Ken Dawson,
Jean and Wayne Willis, Carolyn
and Lowell Gordon and Don
and Judy Ahearn.

BINGO
Bingo is now back to Mon-
day and Friday nights, with card
bingo on Wednesday nights.
The winner 6f the paper special
on Nov. 10 was Lucille Stulich.
Anne Defreitas won the hot-ball
jackpot.
DANCES
The first dance of the season
will be Welcome Back Dance


on Saturday with Buddy Can-
ova. There will be special door
prizes for'several of the dances..
Get your friends or group to-
gether and plan to attend. Let's
make this a successful year for
our dances.

CRAFTS
Crafts have started again. If
you are interested in getting to
meet people, having a good
time and would like to learn
how to make things, be at the
rec hall Monday by 1 p.m.

ACTIVITIES
Ladies Golf Nov. 7: Low!
points, first, a tie between Mary
Kessler and Nancy Morrison;
- second, Nancy Ellman. Closest
to the pin, Nancy Ellman.
Mixed Golf Nov 10: Points,
first, Lee Roy Behymer; sec-
ond, Dewey. Morrison; and]
third, Nancy Morrison.
Shuffling: The first session
has begun.
Bowling: Begins in January.
Signup sheets in the screen
room.
Euchre Nov. 4: Ladies high,
Fran Robinson with a 52; and
men's high, Dick Robinson and
Charlie Molett tied at 60. Lone
hands with four each were
Richard Griffith and Dick
Robinson.
The first yard sale of the sea-
son will be Saturday starting at
9 a.m. This is open to the pub-
lic. If you have anything you
would like to sell, keep it for the
yard sale, and remember people
will be out early to see what
you have.


I. $25.00 Enlr 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 loats or pulled units.
4. No Santas. Only helpers are allowed.
5. No vendors.
6. Entries with animals must provide their own clean up
during line up and along the parade route. For the
safety of the spectators and parade participants, at
animals must be accompanied by a waking
chaperone.
7. No alcohol or tobacco are allowed.
8. Banner and/or poster and.flash lights are required to
precede float.
9. Please have two walkers beside each float..


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I ONo bull whips are permitted during the parade.
I I.Field will be available from 9:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. Al
participants are required to be in position no later
than 4:30 p.m.
I 2.lmmediately following the parade, participants 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 outby people walking in the parade.
I 5.Reglstrahon deadline is Fridayl, November 21 st,
I 6.1n the event of a severe weather cancellation, the
parade will be rescheduled for Saturday, Oecember
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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
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

THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES ARE SUPPORTING THIS PROGRAM:


FLORIDA HOSPITAL WAUCHULA HARDEE COUNTY YMCA *
HARDEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT


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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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