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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 3
2 Sections, 24 Pages


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Thursday, December 25, 2008


Wildcats Reclassified To 2A, New District


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A nine-school district spread
across south Florida.
That's the projected reclassi-
fication for Hardee High School
football for the next two years.
Fortunately, it's not "set in


stone," emphasized Head
Coach Tim Price, speaking of
the new widely spread Class
2A, Region 3, District 6 to
which Hardee was assigned
when reclassification was an-
nounced last week.
In that scenario, Hardee


would contend with Sarasota
Booker, Fort Myers Cypress
Lake, DeSoto, Golden Gate of
Naples, Immokalee, Island
Coast of Cape Coral, LaBelle
and Bradenton Southeast.
Hardee drops a district level
from its current Class 3A to 2A,


for schools with a population of
1,015 to 1,390. In the new dis-
trict, Hardee is in the middle of
the pack. Southeast is largest
with 1,347 students, followed
by Cypress Lake-1,320, Im-
mokalee-1,315, Golden Gate-
1,296, Hardee-1,265, Booker-


1,259, DeSoto, 1,139, Island
Coast-1,095 and LaBelle-1,015.
Price said he has talked to
several of the coaches of these
schools and they are appealing
the decisions during the win-
dow Dec. 15-Jan. 9.
Hardee High Principal Mike!


Wilkinson also said Hardee
would not appeal, but wait for
the appeal process to play out.
The school's population on
Thursday was 1,260 students.
The peak enrollment last year
was a little over 1,300.
The new schedule will give
Hardee eight required games
Island one or two extra, probably
; Avon Park and Sebring.
SInterestingly, Sebring-1,636
See WILDCATS 2A



Burned

Body

Identified
SBy CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The human remains found in
a burned-out car in northeastern
Hardee County last month have
been identified.
The victim is Dwight Clyde
Williams, 46, of Highlands
County, authorities have con-
firmed.
Highlands County Sheriffs
Office investigators said
Williams was a citizen of
Jamaica, and was living in their
county under the alias of Malik
Addullah Muhammad.
His' body was discovered in
the trunk of a 1997 Lincoln
Continental found burned
alongside the pavement of Old
See BURNED 2A


Williams


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Wauchula woman was
killed in a crash on Friday at the
intersection of West Main Street .
and Doyle Carlton Road, said
the Florida Highway Patrol.
Silvia Hernandez-Fuentas,
32, was in the passenger seat of
a 2001 Volkswagen driven by
17-year-old Gustavo Damian.
According to an FHP report
by corporals Larry McClellan
and K.A. Benavidez, Damian
was driving south on West Main


Street at about 1:30 p.m. when
he attempted a left turn onto
Doyle Carlton Road and turned
directly into the path of a 2003
Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by
Cipriano Antonio-Villalba, 38,
of Wauchula.
The Tpilblazer struck the
passenger side of Damian's
2001 Volkswagen, killing Her-
nandez-Fuentas and seriously
injuring Damian. Neither was
wearing a seat belt, according to
the report.


Both vehicles then spun
around after impact, causing the
Volkswagen to stop on the east-
ern shoulder of West Main
Street facing a westerly direc--
tion. The Trailblazer stopped
facing a southeasterly direction
in the northbound lane of West
Main Street, said FHP.


Antonio-Villalba, who was
wearing a seat belt, sustained
serious injuries while his pas-
senger, Genaro Martinez-
Ignacio, 33, who was not, had
minor injuries. Both were trans-
ported to Florida Hospital
Wauchula as well as Damian,
the FHP said.


* An estimated $12,000 in
damages was done to the
Volkswagen while the Trail-
blazer sustained $9,000 in dam-
ages.
Charges are pending.
Hernandez-Fuentas was the
10th person to die on a Hardee
County road in 2008.


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Newsmakers '08


This week, The Herald-
Advocate starts a review of
Hardee County's top stories for
the year 2008.



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INDEX
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Courthouse Report..... 11B
Crime Blotter..................6D
Hardep Living.............4B
Obits.................. 4A
Roundups...................4A



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January
A spate of business develop-
ment and variety of projects in
the county and communities
will keep public officials and
their staffs and others busy in
2008.
A low of 26 degrees was the
worst report. The mid-week
freeze expected last' week
apparently did little damage to
citrus throughout the county.
A fleeing robbery suspect
was shot and killed Saturday
See NEWSMAKERS 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigate the scene of a crash Friday which killed the passenger In the Volkswagen
(at right).


Santa Claus-

Seen At ZSEI


ON, DASHER!


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Lawns all over Hardee County are lighted with the holiday spirit. From twinkling icicle lights to large inflatable Santa Clauses, decorations of every
sort can be seen with an evening drive through town with family or friends. Several neighborhoods around the county are displaying the light of
Christmas, including Golfview Estates, the Joe L Davis subdivision, and many houses in Wauchula and its surrounds. Above, Santa Claus' rein-
deer and sleigh light up a yard on North Florida Avenue In honor of the Christmas season. For more holiday lights, see inside.




2-Vehicle Collision Kills Wauchula Woman









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Syndicated conservative Christian columnist Cal Thomas
wrote in the Dec. 23 Lakeland Ledger about Christmas-time and
faith.
He indicated people should not place their faith in Christmas,
gifts such as toys and clothes that will not last. He indicated people
should not place their faith in economic prosperity and politicians.
Thomas said faith is "a gift, the ultimate gift" and "the sub-
stance of things hoped for, the assurance of things not seen
(Hebrews 11:1)." He said we should ask God for the ultimate
Christmas gift.

A good gift for the holidays is the recent price of gasoline,
which was $1.63 on Tuesday and $2.39 for diesel. We can hope
those prices will remain for a long time.

Mosaic got a favorable court ruling this week on the planned
10,800-acre South Fort Meade Mine extension into northeastern
Hardee County.
State administrative law judge Donald Alexander on Thursday
denied a challenge by Lee and Sarasota counties and indicated the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection should approve
the project, reported Kate Spinner in the Lakeland Ledger Dec.-23.
SAbout 641 acres of wetlands and l11 miles of streams will be
mined, but Mosaic plans to create new streams and wetlands on the
site. Richard Mack, a Mosaic vice president and attorney, said
some of the streams and wetlands will be greatly improved once
reclamation is completed, wrote Spinner.
Mosaic will still need approval of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers.
. The world needs chemical fertilizers to help grow food.

I believe Barack Obama will do a good job when he becomes
president on Jan. 20. I am curious what type of dog his family will
select as a First Family pet.

The state and South Florida Water Management District have'
agreed to buy about 285 square miles from U.S. Sugar for $1.3 bil-
lion to help in the Everglades restoration project. The restoration is
a long-range project. Bonds will need to be sold. Some critics say
the price is too high and do not like U.S. Sugar being able to rent
the land for farming for another five or six years for $50 an acre.

Obama is expected to help improve U.S. relations with Cuba.
That sounds like a good idea.

My wife Jean wrote this message below:.
Merry Christmas
A Christmas tree without Jesus is just a tree with
pretty lights; Christmas songs sung without Jesus are
just pretty words; presents given without Jesus are
just gifts under the tree; celebrations without Jesus
are just parties with friends. When the tree is deco-
rated, when the songs are sung, when the gifts are
.given, when the parties are celebrated with Jesus,
Christmas truly becomes the celebration it was
meant to be the birth of a baby, our Savior and
Lord. For without Him theremwould-berno Chtistmas.
So in this time of Season's Greetings and Happy
Holidays just remember, it is really Merry
Christmas.
SI 'H


NEWSMAKERS.
Continued From 1A


night when he opened fire on
two Zolfo Springs police offi-
cers who had stopped him for
speeding through town.

Vandals assaulted Hardee
County's "crown jewel school"
overnight Tuesday, disrupting
'classes on Wednesday and cost-
ing untold dollars in damages.

Clinton and McCain. It was
that simple and clear in Hardee
County as presidential primary
votes were counted Tuesday
night.

Two eighth graders who
admitted to causing thousands
of dollars in damages last week
to Hardee County's new school
complex .said they did so be-
cause they were "bored."

February
A tutor who helps children
with special needs and is study-
ing for her own teaching degree
plus a board-certified teacher
who is also a college instructor
while remaining active in extra-
curricular activities have both
won district honors.

A site development plan for a
150-person farmworker hous-
ing facility is on the zoning
agenda tonight (Thursday).

Dresses .are being fitted,
steers groomed and horses sad-
dled as folks throughout the
community prepare for the 67th
annual Hardee County Fair.

Come voice your opinion! A
public meeting on Monday will
give all residents of Hardee
County a chance to say what
they want, or cast their vote one
way or the other, on the pro-
posed four-laning of .U.S. 17
from Zolfo Springs to the
DeSoto County line.

A Monday night meeting on
different routes for U.S. 17
South made only one thing
clear: All of the 350-400 people
in the room had one thing in
common; they all want U.S. 17
from the DeSoto County line to
Zolfo Springs four-laned as
quickly as possible.


There's a variety of sports news as 2008 winds down.
Finishing up football were five Wildcat seniors who played for
the Central team in the annual Firemen's Field game held in
Sebring. Congratulations to Logan Thomas, who won the academ-
ic scholarship for the Central squad. He carries a 3.5 grade point
average.
Thomas and David Newcomb played defense for Central, while
Carlos Ramirez, Alex Lanier and Jordan Baker led the offensive
line. Coach Buddy Martin represented Hardee on the coaching
squad.

Another football note: former Wildcats Jayquan Gandy and
teammate Wade Mahoney have finished their first season playing
for the Thunder at Fond-Du-Lac Community College in Cloquet,
Minn., where they play for former Wildcat and National Junior
College player-of-the-year Tony DeLeon. Mahoney battled some
injuries but had several interceptions this season. Gandy received
honorable mention in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.

A final mention about football (see article elsewhere) concerns
the tentative reclassification, dropping Hardee from Class 3A-10 to
2A-6 and into a widely spread, nine-school district stretching from
LaBelle and Immokalee to Fort Myers, to Sarasota Booker. Hardee
is not appealing the classification, but several other schools are,
When-it is.finally settled in late January, it will be interesting to see
how Hardee fares.




BURNED
Continued From 1A


Town Creek Road in Hardee
County on Saturday morning,
Nov. 29.
* Maj. Claude Harris Jr. of the
Hardee County .Sheriffs Office
said leads in the case pointed to
Highlands County, and as a
result three agencies came
together in a joint investigation
of the crime: the state Fire
Marshal's Office, the Hardee
County Sheriffs Office and the
Highlands County Sheriffs
Office.
The probe in ongoing.
Anyone with any information
which might help solve this
murder/arson is asked to call
'Det. Jamie Davidson of the
Highlands County Sheriffs
Office at 402-7250.
Tips may also be called in to
the Heartland Crime Stoppers
line at 1-800-226-8477. Callers
to Heartland Crime Stoppers
may remain anonymous and


could be eligible for a cash
reward.
The car was discovered after
a report of a fire on Nov. 29 at
7:36 a.m. The vehicle was
located in a ditch on Old Town
Creek Road, about one-half of a
mile south of County Line
Road.
The area is close to the bor-
ders of both Polk and Highlands
counties.
The car was completely
burned when Hardee Fire-
Rescue arrived on the scene,
and had started a brush fire as
well. Though the car license
plate had partially melted away,
investigators were able to
retrieve part of the tag number
and part of the Vehicle
Identification Number.
A deputy also responding to
the call was the one who dis-
covered Williams' remains
inside the trunk.


One never hugs one's good luck so affectionately as when IIs-
tening to the relation of some horrible misfortunes which has
overtaken others.


March
One of two boys responsible'
for tens of thousands of dollars
in damages to Hardee County's
first new school in 25 years has
been sentenced to time in a
juvenile detention center.

Acting Circuit Judge Jeff
McKibben ruled Tuesday that
Hardee Property Appraiser
Kathy Crawford's tax assess-
ment on Vandolah Power Co. is
too high.

Ever wonder what's good'
about Good Friday? Join others
in the opening performance
Friday of "The Story of Jesus."

"I am convinced, and will be
convinced to my dying breath,
that Mr. Meus is innocent." So
said Rusty Franklin, the lawyer
who defended trucker Jean-
Claude Meus at his 2003 vehic-
ular-homicide trial, a trial that
ended with Meus' conviction
and a 15-year prison sentence
for a 2001 crash which killed a
Wauchula mother and daughter.

April
A $1.5 million purchase will
almost double the space avail-
able at the county's industrial
park. Officially called the
Hardee County Commerce
Park, the new purchase will add
104 acres to the park off SR 62
about one mile from U.S. 17.

After spending nearly five
years behind bars, a truck driver
convicted of falling asleep at
the wheel and killing two peo-
ple has won a new trial.

An armed robber who
allegedly pointed a sawed-off
shotgun at a convenience-store
clerk and then. demanded
money was in the back seat of a
patrol car within minutes.

Four suspects robbed a popu-
lar Wauchula discount depart-
ment store during prime shop-
ping hours this past weekend,
the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office said.

May
For the first time! in the histo-


- ry of Hardee County, all local-
schools and districtwide opera-
tions have earned accreditation
from a recognized and re-
nowned national agency.

From layoffs to lights off, the
Hardee County School District
will be making cutbacks both
big and small as it prepares for
the lean years ahead.

"The freight train is coming
and is almost on top of us. The
worst thing we can do is noth-
ing." Sheriff Loran Cogburn
appealed to the Hardee County
Commission last week to find a
way to finance a 124-bed
expansion at the Hardee County
Jail.

With an important deadline
passed, candidates for local
elected office now number 25.
Monday marked the final day
for political hopefuls seeking to
have their names placed on the
ballot by means of what is
called "the petition method." In
it, candidates gather signatures
from 110 registered voters, then
present that petition to the
Elections Office for verifica-.
tion.

Gone are the Farmers Market
days and annual barbecues.
Gone also is longtime
Wauchula Main Street Inc.
Executive Director Megan
McKibben, whose last day was
Friday.


WILDCATS
Continued From 1A


students is in a four-school 3A-
District 10, along with Braden-
ton Bayshore-1,564, Braden
River-1,729, and Englewood
Lemon Bay-1,468.
Amazingly, Avon Park-1,095
has been moved to an even
more widely spread 2A-Region
2, District 4, along with Holi-
day Anclote, a new school pro-
jected to have 1,309 students.
Crystal River-1,263, Eustis-
1,349, Lake Wales, 1,310, Dade
City Pasco-1,302, Bushnell
South Sumter-1,062, Tavares-
1,330 and Wesley Chapel-
1,309.
Wilkinson said while it was
good to play a 2A schedule, he
was concerned with travel
expenses in Hardee's new dis-
trict. "With the budget cuts
we've had and ones we expect,
we're looking at everything. It's
possible the band will not get to
travel to away games, and JV
teams will not play as many
games. In some counties, the JV
cannot play out-of-county
games.
"Every school district has
been making hard decisions.
We won't like it as it affects our
kids, but it has to be done.
General Fund operating cuts
means some clubs, the band, the
Academic Team, may have to
raise their own funds."
Price added. "It's a real tough
district, but there's a lotf peti-
tioning (appeals) going on'and
we'll just wait and see what
happens. We'll sit tight and wait
for other appeals to go through.
It will be tough to travel over
two hours to play a game after
such a long road trip.
Schools Superintendent
David Durastanti echoed the
sentiments of the high school
staff. "We're not really happy. It
takes us away from our tradi-
tional schools. We've haven't
made a decision yet on what
we're going to have to cut out
in each' school due to budget
restraints. We've heard rumors
of more cuts. What the state has
done in not funding education is
hard to take. They've cut $20
billion in education spending in
the last 20 years."
The Florida High School
Athletic Association explained
assignments for the 2009-10
and 2010-11 school years.
There will continue to be eight
,classifications. Schools in the
four upper classifications, 6A
through 3A, are limited to 72
schools in each. These will be
in eight 16-school districts with
the top four in each advancing
to the regionals. Most of these
districts have six or less schools
in each district.
Schools in the smaller four
classifications, 2A, 2B, lA and
1B will be in eight districts with
the top two advancing to
regionals. Most of these dis-
tricts have seven to nine schools
in each district.
Every effort was made to
assign districts on a geographic
basis with an effort to balance
teams, says the FHSAA web
site. That doesn't explain why
2A-Region 3 of 15 schools is


divided so there are only six
'schools in District 5, new
schools George Steinbrenner of
Seffner, Strawberry Crest of
Seffner, Ruskin Lenard, and
Jesuit, Middleton and Robin-
son, all of Tampa.
At the same time, Avon Park
is expected to go north of there
to Crystal River Pasco, Bush-
nell, Tavares and Wesley Chap-
el. In nearby Polk County Class-
5A has five schools, 5A only six
(all in the county), and 3A five
schools. The lower classifica-
tons are top heavy, 2A,with it
nine schools, 2B. with eight, 1A
h as only six and IB has seven.
It may be interesting to see
how many changes there are
when the final reclassifications
come out in mid-January.


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up for a child. Volunteer to
be a Guardian Ad Litem.

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(If office unattended, please leave
message.)

HELEN CARLTON
BRYAN
Helen Carlton Bryan, 91, of
Hattiesburg, Miss., went to be
with her Lord and Savior,
esus Christ, peacefully, on
o nday ec. 22, 2008, at the
Windham House.
She was a retired bookkeep-
er and owner of The Kiddie
Shop in Sebring. She was a
longtime resident of Wauchula
as well as a long standing
member of The First Baptist
Church of Wauchula until her
move to Hattiesburg, Miss., to
live near her daughter, Janet.
She was preceded in death.
by her husband, William Mil-
ford Bryan and her parents
Tillman and Vida Carlton.
Survivors include one son,
William B. "Bill" Bryan and
wife Cyndee of Sebring; one
daughter, Janet VanNostrand
and the late Bruce of Hatties-
burg, Miss.; six grandchildren,
Marvin Murphy, Bo VanNos-
trand of Hattiesburg, Miss.,
Mark Bryan and wife Judy,
Gayle Bryan Johnson and hus-
band Jimmy of Sebring, Amy
Bryan of Nashville, Tenn., and
Andrew Bryan of Sebring and
Gainesville; eight great-grand-
children, Callie and Wyatt
Johnson, Kate and Jake Bryan,
Brennan and Tanner Murphy,
and Stirling and Austin
VanNostrand; two sisters,
Geraldine Riggs of Wauchula,
and June Blum and husband
Joe of Winter Haven; one
brother, Jack Carlton and wife
Marilyn of Polk City.
A graveside service will be
held Saturday, Dec. 27, at 2
p.m. at New Hope Cemetery in
Wauchula and Senior Pastor
Jeff Endsley will officiate.
Hulett Winstead
Funeral Home
Hattiesburg, Miss. |


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June
Alma and Arthur were early
guests this year, opening both
the Pacific and Atlantic hurri-
cane seasons before the June 1
official start to the six-month
time of storm awareness? Both
turned into tropical storms with
a lot of wind and rain.

A proposed county ordinance
.will strengthen protection for
Hardee County children 'and
teens. It sets limits where a sex-
ual offender/predator can live,
not within 2,500 feet from the
boundary lines of the .property
of a school, day care center,
public park, library or play-
ground, even those on apart-
ment complex grounds. In addi-
tion, a sexual predator may not
reside within 1,000 feet of a
designated school bus stop or
religious institution (church,
synagogue, etc.)

Finally! After almost a
decade of waiting, the Peace
River Park just east of
Wauchula is now available to
the public.

Impact fees for which plan-
ning began in 2005 as a growth
management tool continue to be
delayed. For the fourth time, the
Hardee County Commission
has yielded to pressure and put
off impact fees which commis-
sioners first said would be
implemented by July 2007.
Next week, the top stories of
July through December.




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Obituaries


PAULINE LORD
HERRING
Pauline Lord Herring, 93, of
Bowling Green, died Sunday,
Dec. 21, 2008, at Resthaven.
Born Oct. 24, 1915, at Fort
White, she came to Hardee
County from Lakeland in 1974.
She was a homemaker and a
member of Faith Assembly of
God.
She was preceded in death by
her husbands, Earl W. Fairchild
and Marion S. Herring and one
grandson, Brian Fairchild.
Survivors include two sons,
Tommy D. Fairchild and wife
Sandra of Branson, Mo., and
Earl W. Fairchild Jr. and wife
Sharon of Elizabeth City, N.C.;
one daughter, Judith A. Miller
and husband Rev. James of
Bowling Green; one sister,
Daisy MacAlexander of San-
ford; 13 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; and 5
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday,
Dec. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services will be
held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Faith
Assembly of God, Bowling
Green, with the Rev. James
Miller and the Rev. Donald
Holden officiating. Interment
will follow at Mt. Pisgah
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

SHIRLEY MILLER
FRYMIRE
Shirley Miller Frymire, 73,.
of Bartow, died Thursday, Dec.
18, 2008, at Highlands Lake
Center.
Born Aug. 25, 1935, in Wau-
chula, ,she was a homemaker
and member of Peace Creek
Baptist Church of Bartow.
She was preceded in death by
her husband J.W. "Jack" Fry-
mire; a daughter, Pamela
Pittman Tucker; father, Sammie
Miller; a brother, Jamie Miller;
and a sister, Aris Miller Tuggle.
Survivors include her moth-
er, Emma Lee Miller of Bartow;
one daughter, Teresa Pittman
Wilson and husband Rick of
Bartow; one son, Jerry Pittman
and wife Jill of Alturas; one
brother, Charles Miller of
Laquey Mo.; and seven grand-
children, Jessica Tucker, Sara
Tucker, Lori Ann Wilson, Callie
Pittman all of Bartow, Kathy
Tucker of Tampa, Travis Wilson
and Tanner Pittman, both of
Bartow.
Visitation was Monday, Dec.
22, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the
funeral home. Graveside ser-
vices followed at 11 a.m., at the
Evergreen Cemetery of Fort
Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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PAULINE LORD
HERRING
Pauline Lord Herring, 93,
of Bowling Green, died Sun-
day, Dec. 21, 2008, at Rest-
haven.
Born Oct. 24, 1915, at Fort
White, she came to Hardee
County from Lakeland in
1974. She was a homemaker
and a member of Faith
Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death
by her husbands, Earl W.
Fairchild and Marion S.
Herring and one grandson,
Brian Fairchild.
Survivors include two
sons, Tommy D. Fairchild
and wife Sandra of Branson,
Mo., and Earl W. Fairchild Jr.
and wife Sharon of Elizabeth
City, N.C.; one daughter,
Judith A. Miller and husband
Rev. James of Bowling
Green; one sister, Daisy
MacAlexander of San-ford;
13 grandchildren; 18 great-
grandchildren; and 5 great-
great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday,
Dec. 26, frony 6 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home. Services
will be held Saturday at 11
a.nr. at Faith Assembly of
God, Bowling Green, with
the Rev. James Miller and the
Rev. Donald Holden officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.


JAMES KENNETH
SELLERS
James Kenneth Sellers, 79,
of Wauchula, died Thursday,
Dec. 18, 2008, at his home.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., on
June 5, 1929, he came to
Hardee County from Tampa in
1956. He was the owner and
broker at Mid Florida Reality,
served on the Board of Dir-
ectors of First National Bank in
Wauchula, a member of the
Lions Club and the City Zoning
Board in Wauchula. He was a
retired minister with the Church
of Christ.
Survivors include his wife,
Pamela Sellers, of Wauchula;
three sons, James Kenneth
Sellers III of St. Cloud, Ken
Knight of Wauchula and Kyle
Knight of Wauchula; four
daughters, Dinah Lechner of
Ocala, Lisa Josephsen of
Escondido, Calif., Cynthia
Haynes of Apopka and Kassie
Knight of Wauchula; three
brothers, Bob Sellers of Athens,
Ga., Boyd Sellers of Indiana
and Jack Sellers of Houston,
Texas; one sister, Mary Anne
Sellers of Houston, Texas; and
11 grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday, Dec.
22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel in Wauchula.
Services were held Tuesday at
noon at the Robarts Garden
Chapel with Boyd Sellers, Bob
Sellers, and the Pastor Adam
Shanks officiating. Interment
followed at Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
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JAMES KENNETH
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James Kenneth Sellers, 79,
of Wauchula, died Thursday,
Dec. 18, 2008, at his home.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., on
June 5, 1929, he came to
Hardee County from Tampa
in 1956. He was the owner
and broker at Mid Florida
Reality, served on the Board
of Directors of First National
Bank in Wauchula, a member
of the Lions Club and the
City Zoning Board in Wau-
chula. He was a retired minis-
ter with the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife,
Pamela Sellers, of Wauchula;
three sons, James Kenneth
Sellers III of St. Cloud, Ken
Knight of Wauchula and Kyle
Knight of Wauchula; four
daughters, Dinah Lechner of
Ocala, Lisa Josephsen of
Escondido, Calif., Cynthia
Haynes of Apopka and
Kassie Knight of Wauchula;
three brothers, Bob Sellers of
Athens, Ga., Boyd Sellers of
Indiana and Jack Sellers of
Houston, Texas; one sister,
Mary Anne Sellers of Hous-
ton, Texas; and 11 grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Monday,
Dec. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Robarts Gardqn Chapel in
Wauchula. Services were
held Tuesday at noon at the
Robarts Garden Chapel with
Boyd Sellers, Bob Sellers,
and the Pastor Adam Shanks
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Wauchula Ceme-
tery.


RUTH N. BLANCHARD
Ruth N. Blanchard, 93, of
Wauchula, died Monday, Dec.
22, 2008, at Hardee Manor.
Born in Wayland, N.Y. she
was a longtime resident of
Wauchula. She was a member
of Faith Presbyterian Church of
Wauchula for 25 years where
she served as trustee and secre-
tary. She was also a legal secre-
\ tary for many years in New
York before moving to Florida.
Survivors include her step-
daughter, Delphene Blumer of
Windsport, N.Y.; caregiver and
friend, Eleanor Dasher of
Wauchula.
Graveside services were held
Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Wau-
chula Cemetery with the Rev.
Brooke Larison officiating.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade

GLADYS HANCOCK
Gladys Hancock, 86, of Fort
Meade, died Monday, Dec. 22,
2008, at Winter Haven
Hospital.
Born in Fort Meade, on Sept.
27, 1922, she was a lifelong res-
ident of Fort Meade, a floral
designer, a homemaker, and of
the Baptist faith, .
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Francis Hancock
and a daughter, Cheryl Whiting.
Survivors include two sons,
Butch Hancock of Bowling
Green and Bill Hancock of
Bartow; two daughters, Iris
Hancock of Fort Meade and
Patricia Whidden of Atlanta,
Ga.; one sister, Jean Barnett of
Fort Meade; 10 grandchildren;
and 22 great-grandchildren.'
Visitation will be Sunday,
Dec. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
funeral home. Graveside ser-
vices will be held Monday at
10:30 a.m. at Hancock Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade

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




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Orange Blossom RV News
By Marilyn Catt


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Thanks be to God for His
inexpressible gift, Jesus.
II Corinthians 9:15 (RSV)

FRIDAY
Now God has us where He
wants us, with all the time in
this world and the next to
shower grace and kindness
upon us in Christ Jesus.
Saving us is all His idea, and
all His work. All we do is trust
Him enough to let Him do it.
It is God's gift from start to
finish.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (ME)

SATURDAY
All good giving, every per-
fect gift, comes from above,
from the Father of the lights
of heaven ... Of His set pur-
pose . He gave us new
birth.
James 1:17a and 18-b (NEB)

SUNDAY
I saw the hard work God has
given people to do. ... God
wants all people to eat and
drink and be happy in their
work; these are gifts from
God.
Ecclesiastes 3:10a, 13 (NCV)

MONDAY
Jesus said, "If you knew
what God can give, . I
think you would have asked
Him, and He would have
given you living water . .
Whoever drinks the water I
will give him will never be
thirsty. For My gift will
become a spring in the man
himself, welding up into eter-
nal life. II
Jdhn 4:10a,14 (KJV)

TUESDAY
For sin pays a wage, and
that wage is death. But God
gives freely, and His gift is
eternal life, in union with
Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
Let the thirsty man come,
and let everyone who wishes
take the water of life (eternal)
asa gift...
,._Revelation.22:17b (PME)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
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Trash Collection
Days Changed
Hardee County Disposal
will not collect garbage on
Christmas day from Zolfo
Springs or outlying resi-
dents. Thursday's route will
be collected on Monday,
Dec. 29. There will be no
change to Friday or Saturday
routes.
The cities of Bowling
Green and Wauchula also
will not collect garbage today
(Thursday), but those city
routes will be collected on
Friday.

The only sure thing about luck
is that it will change.


It's beginning to look a lot
like Christmas. As we walk
around our park, the decora-
tions are beautiful. They are
being judged and we will know
who the winners are this week-
end. The winners will be
announced on Saturday.
It is also fun to walk around
our park to see who is back with
us. We are just about all here.
Welcome to all our returning
snowbirds and friends.

CHURCH
It is really great having Pastor
Case here to do our Sunday
worship service. The residents
enjoyed the service. We have a
park choir that has several
members. Our pianists are June
Case and Vivian Jackson. Our
organist is Orpha Craib. Please
come to join us on Sundays.

KARAOKE
Karaoke was enjoyed Sunday
night as it always is. We are
very lucky to have Billy and
Charlotte Wilson here to enter-
tain us. We had several resi-
dents from our park who enter-
tained us with Christmas carols
and other songs.
Then, to our big surprise,
Corrine Albertson made peach
cobbler. Corrine served us cob-
bler and ice cream.

COFFEE HOUR
Coffee and doughnuts were
enjoyed both on Saturday with
38 residents present and
Wednesday with 33 residents.
President Ted Morris made
announcements. We have a 50-
50 drawing every Saturday. The
winners this week were Roger
Hambel and Ferd Fisher.
On Saturday, Ted gave us
some sad news. We lost one of
our residents of our park.
Juanita Lavene passed away.
She had been in our park for
several years. She will be truly
missed.

ASSOCIATION MEETING
Our first association meet-


ing was held Dec. 16. President
Ted Morris brought the meeting
to order. The residents of the
park discussed several items of
interest.
Ted gave us some good news;
Betty Brandel is out of ICU.
The next meeting will be held
Jan. 20.

GAMES
Dec. 11 was bingo night at
Orange Blossom. We have a
special game we play. We all
add a quarter into a jar every
night we play. Then the first
number out of the hopper that
night is a winning number.
However, you must bingo on
that number to win. It is hard to
do. It is a progressive game. It
was won the first time this year
by Eleanor Dale.
It was a good night for
Eleanor; she also had a bingo at
the mid-coverall. The final cov-
erall was split between Dale
Bohnett and Claire Morin.
We also played on Dec. 15.
The mid-coverall was won by
Lee Jarvis. Charlotte Wilson
won the final coverall.,
Euchre was played Dec. 13.
The winners were: first place,
Judy Forman; second, Judy
Hambel; and third, Ralph
Forman. On Dec, 17: first,
Betty Brief; second was split
three ways with Roger Hambel,
Carl Craib and David Light-
body; and third; Ron Kintz.
Charlie Shick had three lone
hands.

CHRISTMAS PARTY
On Friday evening we had a
Christmas Party. The recreation
hall was full of residents. Ruth
and L.V. Ellis and Dick and
Caroline Ellis were also there to
enjoy the evening. Several
Ladies of our park prepared the
food.
We sang Christmas carols
and presented Billy and Char-
lotte Wilson an anniversary
cake. They will be celebrating
their 54th in just a few days.


Ruth, L.V and Dick Ellis and Harold
Christmas party.


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December 25, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A


WES 'Stuffs The Bus'


With Food For


,"Wauchula Takes Care Of Its
Own!"
? That was the motto for
;Wauchula Elementary School's
"Stuff The Bus Food Drive,"
:which was sponsored by the
Student Council on Nov. 5-14.
SJudging by the gasps of
astonishment that reverberated
around the room as the students
looked at all the boxes that
lined the hallway; the fdoolrive
was an overwhelming success!
WES students and parents
proved that despite difficult
economic times they know the
true meaning of community
support, as 2,420 cans and food
.items were donated during the
-seven-day event.
V Sammy and Sarah Scarecrow,
two scarecrows who had fallen
:on hard times due to the rising
costs of food and gas, played a
crucial role in encouraging stu-
dents to bring in food to help
feed hungry families during the
upcoming holiday season.
Students from pre-kinder-
garten all the way to fifth grade
participated by bringing, food
and placing it into shopping
carts that were located in vari-
ous hallways throughout the
school. The items were totaled
on a daily basis, so that class-
rooms could compete for the
prize of earning a pizza party.
The winning classrooms were
Megan Zahara's second grade
and Greg Cazzola's third grade,
whose totals exceeded 350 food
items per class!
On Friday, Nov. 14, Student
Council members literally


"stuffed the bus" with the boxes
of food. Then, they unloaded
the boxes from the school bus at
the Hardee Help Center in
Wauchula.
Assisting the students were
Hardee Senior High School
Athletic Director Val Patarini
and juniors Jonathan Kelly and
Murad Ottallah, who arrived to
lend a helping hand. Judith
George, executive director of
the center, and other staff mem-
bers gathered to applaud and
cheer as box after box was car-


Needyfait
ned into the small, but well-
organized, facility.
"This is amazing! I just
can't believe that a group of ele- .
mentary-aged students could
provide so much food!" George
remarked with tear-filled eyes.
"The requests from our center
have almost tripled," she added, .
"and Wauchula .Elementary
School's generous donation will
go a long way in providing food
for needy families, the elderly
and the disabled during this
Thanksgiving holiday."



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Students load boxes of assorted food items into a school bus for a trip to the Hardee
Help Center.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Carrying bags of canned goods was fun and fulfilling
work.


Little Charlie Creek RV News
By Linda Snowden & Jean Sian


Another eventful week at
Little Charlie Creek with activ-
ities each day to keep us all
busy.
On Tuesday, 42 exuberant,.
expectant people boarded the
bus for Tampa for a day at the
'Hard Rock Casino. We had
some big winners and some not
so big winners, but the day was
a. winner f6r all who attended.
The food for lunch was wonder-
ful.
GAMES & EVENTS
Our euchre night is growing
and our winners were: first,
Nancy Mustaine; second, Paul
Gibson; third, George Goode-
now; fourth, a tie between Fred
Glosser and Bill'Godsey; booby
prize, Barb Parrish; and floating
dollar went to Gloria Goode-
now.
A large group enjoyed the
movie night with free popcorn
arid a showing of "Harry and
Henderson."
On Wednesday afternoon, 35
people left for Port Charlotte to
have dinner and enjoy the
Christmas Light Cruise.


CHURCH SERVICE
On Sunday, Jess Scarbor-
bough delivered another very
meaningful sermon. We are so
blessed to have him.

COMING UP!
The men are ramping up to
cook sausage, eggs and pan-
cakes this coming Saturday
morning. The great turnout for
these breakfasts says this is one
of the more popular activities


here at the park.

PRAYERS
Our thoughts and prayers are
with Mary Lou Carnes, who is
in the hospital in Sebring in the
intensive care unit. Mary Lou
fell and broke her ankle and
was to undergo surgery. Before
the surgery, other complications
set in and she was moved to
ICU and surgery has been post-
poned.
Mary Lou is one of our most
active volunteers here at the
park and her smiling face is
missed by all. We all wish her
godspeed.


Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the char-
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commission. Contact 863-773-
2213 for application or appoint-
ment. 12:25tfc


Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.
4__ __1800_35-606


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Needed for a busy Cardiology
practice. Knowledge of front
and back office.
Medical Experience preferred.
Fax resume to 863-767-0300.
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Joe LDawvis


IN C..


Kenny Sanaers
(863) 781-0153


REALTORS
(863) 773-2128
(8 REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL


CALL OUR OFFICETODAY]
lou imy quality ato receive agrwit^ i't
pafvment aisiance on von1


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


PEACE RIVER FRONT-
AGE! 1.06 ac parcel
w/city water & sewer.
Zoned R-1, which can
accommodate 2 home-
sites, Being sold w/0.35
ac parcel, which can
accommodate 1 homesite.
$34,500!
PRICE REDUCED!
Beautiful 4BR/2B AtB
home has 3,500-5. tal
under roof. ede
acs w/l tpi ri-
va ac c ). Large
s(fs6fed/T je. Work-
stt x~ISTed carport &
half Jath. $225,000!
Adjacent 5 acs avail-
able.
Generous 1.5 ac resi-
dential lot in Okeechobee
Co is priced below
assessed value for great
investment! $30,000!
HOMESITES OR IN-
VESTMENT! Four resi-
dential lots in Indian
Lake Estates. Three lots
are 100'x218', listed for
$22,000 each. One is
200'x218', listed for
$46,000! Golf course,
community center, fish-
ing pier, & shops!
PRICE REDUCED! Two
residential lots in High-
lands Park Estates in
Lake Placid, both
75X150, listed for
$4,000!
2BR home on Main St.
Beautiful oaks. $69,000!
Large home w/12 acs,
nice fishing pond & lots
of frontage on' Holland-
town Rd. Need to see the
creek-side view to appre-
ciate. $250,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOT I


KENNY SANDERS...-.....781-0153 SANDY LARRISON..-..
JUAN DELATORRE......781-l28 MONICA REAS-......
DAVID ROYAL ...............781-3490
N U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 338.


C112250


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PRICE REDUCED!
Large office building
w/5,432SF total &
3,788SF A/C. Plenty of
warehouses for storage!
1 ac lot, zoned C-2
w/100ft frontage on
US17S. Wauchula.
$650,000!
PRICE REDUCED!
2.62 ac parcel on Merle

LlOcp sr FO
sis r on e.
Eligible for permitting.
$50,000!
Possible owner financ-
ing! Gorgeous 37 acs on
the Peace River has
native areas, tree-lined
paths, open pasture, hik-
ing trails and 1400ft of
river frontage. Property
is fenced. $595,000!
PRICE REDUCED!
Beautiful country set-
ting, lots of wildlife. 22
acs located halfway be-
tween Wauchula & Avon
Park has 2-story
3BR/2.5BA CB home
w/fireplace & large
screened in back porch.
$389,900!
5 lots in Wauchula have
total of 978ft rd
frontage. Close to hospi-
tal, schools and shop-
ping. Call for individual
lot prices or buy all for
$95,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 10
ac improved, fenced pas-
tureland on Abendhoff
Rd. $140,000!
Two 5 ac parcels
improved pastureland,
high & dry. One parcel
has well & septic.
$14,500/ac!


KELLER WILLIAMS
R ~1, 7, A--.L-..j-T Y
An indeeAndenTywned BroIrage i '
Mikey C61din
Realtq
(863) 781- 698 \

midfloridalistigts.com
* 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
of agricultural uses 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.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
. trty. 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. c111:27tfe
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EXPERIENCED SERVERS need-R
ed, please call 863-832-0553.
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In Hus


LAKE PLACID 3BR/2BA, central
air and heat, Florida room,
garage, built In 06. Rent or option
to buy. 735-2626. 12:25-1:1 c
NEW 3/2 WITH 2 CAR garage In
'Bowling Green. Cath. ceilings,
Whirlpool appl. and many up-
grades. Landscaped lot' with
trees, $152,000. Call 973-773-
9571 or 863-445-0662. 12:4tfc
3BR/2-1/2 BA, vaulted ceilings,
Indoor jacuzzi, living room, family
room, dining room, eat-in kitchen,
updated appliances, ceramic tile
and carpet, screened patio with
Inground pool, hot tub, wood
deck, fruit trees, +3500 sq. ft.,
197 Georgetown Loop, $216,900.
863-773-3316 or 863-781-0681.
12:4-1:1p


PYGMY GOATS, $50 and up. 781-
11947. 12:18-25c


Josh
(863
Wau
Stat
8


LACK & DECKER electric drill.
New $40. 773-6226. 12:25p
MENS GOOD USED BIKE -
Raleigh model 99M30, green In
color, wheel size 26", frame size
20", great shape, cost $339 new,
best reasonable offer. 773-6206
leave message. 12:4-1:1p
SMOKER BBQ GRILL on wheels,
1992 Ford F-150. Call John Duvall
863-781-9017. Together or sepa-
rate. 11:27-12:25p


NEED A HOME, bad credit, we
can help, low down payment,
easy monthly payment. 863-773-
2007. 12:25-1:8p
NEW HOME 350 Manatte In
Bowling Green. We can get you
financed. 863-773-2007.
12:25-1:8p
WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS,
ready to deal on new doublewide.
Central Mobile Home Inc, ask for
LuAnn 863-773-2007. 12:25-1:8p
3 MOBILE HOMES for sale -
3BR/1 BA on lots with AC, $45,000
each, owner finance. 781-4460,
781-4577. 12:11tfce


Bees and JC's
Bees and Pollination, Inc.


iua Clemente Pollination Services
) 990-6489 Watermelons
ichula, FL Cucumbers
e Itnspet' ed Blueberries
k Inspected Squash

Citrus
Pollination Agreements with Written Contract.
$50 per colony 12:18-2:26p


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0lome Apart

S V Move in for $500 "_
2BR-IBath
_* Several to choose from Z
l Located in Nice Neighborhoodi
in Ft. Meade
719 Wanamaker Ave.
Contact Sheila at
285-7203 214-5645 p
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Tri County Appliance Repair





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December Specials
Kegorator Stainless Steel $700
Stacked Washer/Dryer Combo Apartment Size $700
Chest Freezer 15cf $339
Chest Freezer 13cf $309
White Glass Range 5 Burner $439
Duel Fuel, 30" Drop In, Gas Cooktop & Electric Oven $900
* Electric Stoves Cooktops Dishwashers Gas Ranges
When These Are Gone They Are GONE!
All new appliances have manufacturers warranty
New Parts for Repairs

Donavan ~ 781-7680
Trained Licensed Insured Professional Service
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4 BEDROOM, low, low price,'
$49,900, best deal ever. 863-773-
2007. 12:25-1:8p
REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
2997. 7:3-12:25p


3 FREE KITTENS to a good home,
8 weeks. 773-6783.
12:25nc
3 CATS, 1 PUPPY & 1 adult dog all"
need a good home. Come by or
call All Creatures Animal Hos-
pital. 773-9215. 12:18-25c
ATTENTION! State Statutes:
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots,
and be free of parasites, tfc-dh
LEOPARD CUR PUPPY Cur &
hog dogs. 863-781-9175, $75.
12:18-25p


ADOPT A PET!If yiu have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula Invites you
to come and a* If you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control Is locat-
,ed at 685 Airport Road. Please_
call 773-3265 or more Informa-
tion. tfc-dh


SFOR RENT 2 bed/2 bath, $500
, per month. 863-773-2007.
12:25-1:8p
ZOLFO 4BR/2BA central air and
heat, very spacious, on one acre.
735-2626. 12:25c
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. 12:25p


IB, Y

HOUSES


.781-1062
,,.. ,,,,,


We Repair All Brands Of
Lawn Mowers Golf Carts ATVs
Chainsaws Grove Carts Trimmers.* etc.
All1,1orinas ip dd ovet Rp ot


829 Bostick Rd.
Bowling Green, FL


DeSoto County





LOW DOWN-
OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/75651


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

U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-4441
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
. SE HABLA ESPANROL


863-375-4081
863-474-1172


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AM-SOUTH REALTY
MAKING; RKAL E.TrATE RKAI. EASY."


-ROUSES- COMMERCIAL, store-
fronts, restaurant, hunting leases,
agri-leases. 773-6616, 445-0915,
863-245-6566. 12`25-1:29p
RENTAL WITH OPTION TO BUY -
2BR/2BA MH, central heat & air,
'carport, at The Village of Charlie
Creek. 863-299-1401. 11:20tfc
VERY CLEAN 1BR/1BA, no pets,
no smoking, $575 month, $500
security. 781-1528. 10:23tfc
3BR/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
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc


W. B. Olliff, Jr.,


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
FORECLOSURE IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUYIll
The to down size? we can sept
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WAREHOUSES, 'several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
NICE CLEAN 1 BEDROOM apart-
ment for rent, AC/Heat, wash-
er/dryer hookup and screened in
porch, $135 per week. Utilities not
included. First and last weeks
rent, damage deposit and refer-
ence required. 773-9793. 12:25p
!2BR/1BA BIG back yard, 4808
i Myrick Ave., Bowling Green, $600
month, $400 dep. Jesse 781-
4967. 12:18-25p
3BR/2BA, CENTRAL AIR, River-
view, $1,000 monthly. Available
Dec. 1st. Call for appointment to
view. 773-2309. 12:4-1:3c
* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1 BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
So habla espanol.
7:31 tfc


Tree Surgeon, inc.

773-4478


Free Estimates
insured 30+ years experience c12 |





ALF is hiring an
Office/Resident Assistant.
Diploma required and medical
experience a plus.
Call Tina at 773-6000. 12:18-25


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
Jerry Carlton, Associate


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575
832-0370
245-1054
781-3608


ODAYII


9.7 Acres for camping or hunting!!! Only
$32,500.
NEW LISTINGIII Only $75,000. Call Donnall!
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath nice concrete block home
on large lot.
VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!! Great
Investment property located on US 17 North
close to the new Hlltop Elementary School
with access from north and south bound lane.
Motivated seller asking $330.000. &ring
Offeri!
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Only $89.900!! With front
Porch and large fenced back yard In a nice
neighborhood On FIRST STREET!!!
HOME OR OFFICE!! 3 BR, 1 Bath on Hwy 17
Bowling Green, Great potential at a Great
Price. ONLY S64.500.
CABBAGE PALMS, OAK TREES AND QUIETI!
This 16 Acre parcel of land has a Well and
Septic Tank. Build your own home or Mobile
Home. $150.000
ZOLFO SPRINGS!! This 3/2 Is close to shop-
ping, has fenced back yard, Central A/H, new
roof. S59.90011
5 ACRES ONLY &525001 Nice, quiet, serene
wooded 5 Acresll BUILD YOUR HOME HERE!
CALL TODAY


Towing ServiceAvial

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FEATURES OF THE WEEKS! r9
DOWNING CIRCLE PROPERTYIII Spacious'3 Bedroom, 2 Bath M/H with stove, refrigerator,
dishwasher and utility shed for Only, $58,900.
JUST LIKE IN MAGAZINESIII This beautiful 2 story home sits on 1 acre +, Downstairs features
Dining room, Kitchen, Den, Living room, Family room, and large Bathroom. 3 grand size
Bedrooms, and 1 large Bath Upstairs. Has gorgeous hard wood floors throughout. Great front
porch with rocking chairs and back porch with shade anytime. Graceful selection of Color
Schemes. $229.900 Come see for yourself the space and beauty of this home 0112:25c


Merry Christmas From All Of Us


CHARLOTTE DRIVE In SEBRING!!! This 3
Bedroom, 3 Bath In Charming neighborhood
has large porch area with wood burning
stove. Extra rooom for guests. $185,500.
SUN N LAKES SUBDIVISION! 2 Bedroom, 1
Bath home. This property Is approved for
Express-Path Financing. Please contact list-
ing agent for more information!! $74.900.
Lovely Mobile Home Lot on Downing Circle

ffE fNafn maga-- e aordabeo ga
mountain homes and acreage. Owner flananc-
Ing!! Check it Out! Call Donna, 781-3627
DOUBLE WIDE/MOBILE HOME!! Well main-
tained 3BR, 2 Bath wth stove, refrigerator,
dishwasher, washer and dryer, 12x28
screened porch, utility shed, extra lot
desired, within City of Wauchula S72.500.
PEACE RIVER ACCESS!I Quiet and Peaceful
5.5 acre tract with plenty wildlife and native
vegetation. S82.500!!,
CENTER HILL PROPERTY!!! 27.5 acres with a
2 BR, 1 Bath home fronts beautiful Payne
Creek. Includes 12 acres of Irrigated citrus
grove and barn. Seller will consider dividing
property Into parcels. Call today for details.
$350.000.








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The


Classifieds


SINGING IN THE HOLIDAYS


-

DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
12:6tfcdh
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North, Wau-
chula. 735-2511. tfc-nc


ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
drenri under 18 living with parents,
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION -
Additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR05018 9:18-12:25p
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:15p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
dh


Full time clerical position

available in

high volume office.

Must be able to work after
hours and weekendss

Bookkeeping experience

preferred.

Benefits available.

Apply at 120 N. 4 Ave.
c112:25,1:1p




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





Thank you for your business in 2008 and
most importantly your friendship.
It's great to live and work in Hardee County.
Merry Christmas to all A time for family
sharing to reflect on our blessings,
to enjoy our friends and reflect on the
S true meaning of Christmas and
how it impacts our lives.
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2 lots 4650 Pine Avenue
Lovely comer location
2 sheds and circular driveway
Slabs & Utilities on site. Reduced to $29,000
Call Roberto (863) 398-7791
or Yvonne (863) 559-3404

4335 Dixianna Drive
3 acres with clean home
3 bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms
Central Air & Heating, City water/sewer
Big kitchen,,dining room, living rootn
Storage ro m, porch, extra buildings
Glose to new J gh School College Golf Course
Room to b i*d 5 more homes. Surveyed plans available
HOE WITH 1 ACRE Reduced to $139,000
Room to build 5 more homes.
Surveyed plans available for a quick start.
Realtors & builders welcome
HOME WITH 3 ACRES Reduced to $239,000
Contact Owner/Broker Yvonne Wherrett 863-559-3404 or
Roberto 863-398-7791 cli2:25c
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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
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
. Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
dh

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1994 NISSAN
VIN:1N4EB31F8RC864462
8:00 AM. JAN. 5, 2009
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1997 PONTIAC
VIN:1G2NE52TXVM544621
8:00 A.M. JAN. 5,2009
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchutk, FL
c112:25c


I


Letter To The Editor

Tree Ornament Shows The

True Meaning Of Christmas


ornament. It is not unwrapped
from old newspaper or tissue
paper for it has no need to be
.,,treated, \ith fragility but is
instead removed fiom a plain
and simple cardboard box. As
my eyes rest upon the contents
of this box, my mind drifts back
to the day I purchased it.
The year had been filled with
tough times that brought heart-
ache and rough waters that had
the potential to drown one into
the dark depths of despair. The
Christmas season should al-
ways be one filled with great
peace and joy but the hustle and
bustle of shopping combined
with a heavy heart did nothing
but bring further stress and anx-
iety.
There remained a few gifts
left to purchase, one in which
included the purchase of a
Bible; thus, I made my way to
the Rouse's bookstore. As I
made my way straight to the
Bible section my eyes caught
sight of a display rack which
caught my immediate attention.
I stopped, frozen in my tracks,
unable to move or speak as the
world around me suddenly
stood still. Forgotten were the
worry and anxiety of raising
children and the purchases not
yet made.
My roller coaster ride of
life's daily worries were
replaced by a greater emotion -
a heart wrenching reminder of
what the true meaning of gift
giving was meant to entail. I
have no idea how long I stood
transfixed in that spot as I gazed
at the simple ornament that had
brought my world to a halt, but
whatever the length, the time


spent was indeed a gift in itself
as my spirit was renewed and
refreshed with the true meaning
of Christmas.
As I remove the ornament out
of the box, the memory of that
day comes flooding back bring-
ing with it the reminder of
God's gift to the world, the
greatest gift that was ever
given. I place the ornament gen-
tly in my hand as if it was made
of fragile crystal and then pro-
ceed to the tree to find the per-
fect spot from which it will
hang. The branch must be just
right-for it must be strong and
sturdy to bear its heavy weight.
Once found, the precious keep-
sake is hung with hands that
tremble with the emotion of the
moment.
The tree lights twinkle like
glistening snow, the shiny orna-
ments sparkle from the glow of
reflecting light, and the angel at
the top of the tree seems to
smile down from above on all
those who gather underneath'
her watchful eyes. Yes, the tree
with all of its adornment is a
lovely sight to behold. And yet,
with all of its beauty, my eyes
are always drawn to the orna-


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Qul ity' print ing serv!1ices t cmpeitive prlices! r


507 Indiana Avenue
3 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath
For Sale or Lease (will help with closing)

773-6667
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Dear Editor:
The box was carefully lifted
from its shelf in storage and
,placed gently on the floor. ,As
the,lid was removed, the aroma
of old newspaper and wrinkled
tissue paper filled the air, the
scent bringing the simple
reminder that the contents were
fragile keepsakes of years gone
by.
As each ornament was gently
unwrapped, cherished memo-,
ries replaced the present with
the past as my heart flooded
with mixed emotions. First,
there were the "Baby's First
Christmas" ornaments all
three of them each one pur-
chased at a different time and
place, but bought with a moth-
er's heart full of love and joy.
Then came the ornaments
crafted by tiny fingers, some
with photos of smiling cherubic
faces with missing front teeth
and blotched "do-it-yourself"
haircuts from preschool while
others displayed greater crafts-
manship from later years. Last
came the personal ornaments
purchased by each child
throughout the years ranging
from Mickey and Minnie
Mouse figures to Waterford
angels, each one bearing clues
to the unique personality of its
owner.
But there is one ornament
that remains my most precious

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
2002 TOYOTA
VIN# 5TBRT341X25282126
10 a.m. January 5, 2009
Mr. E Pre-Owned Autos & Towing
1093 Hwy. 17 N. Wauchula, FL 33873
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GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

[ ilMrt Rock Sand Shell,
z, 6 Digging *. Ditch Cleaning.
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 ca:2flc Mobile: (941) 456-6507



LONE STAR
CONSTRUCTION CORP.


STEEL BUILDING
CONCRETE


CUSTOM HOMES
REMODELING


GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Lice #291103615
863-773-4779
"QUALITY WORK AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE"
BRING US YOUR LOWEST COMPETITORS PRICE


2 BEDROOM/i BATH mobile
home, east of Bowling Green, off
County Une Road, $500 monthly,,
$250 deposit. 863-375-2919.
12:18-25p


COURTESY PHOTOS
Drida Hospital Wauchula
gently held its annual
oir festival featuring the
oruses from Hardee
)unty schools. More than
0 staff members, volun-
.rs, board members and,
ests munched on freshly-
ked cookies and savored
t chocolate. Santa and
s. Claus heard the wishes
kids and adults alike. The
)ilant choruses were led'
David and Beth Radford.
devotion was offered by
plain Bey Gonzalez, and
9 evening's master of cer-
lonies was Jim Beckley.


ment that holds the true mean-
ing of it all.
It doesn't sparkle or reflect
light like the others for its
sparkle and light are not man-
made. Its sparkle and light are
not from the twinkle of tree
lights but began long ago with
the shining star in the east as the
heavenly choir of angels re-
joiced at his birth and ended
with the nail-scarred hands that
were 'briitally aiid mercilessly
hammered onto a wooden
cross.
The ornament, my dear
friends, is a steel blunt spike,
similar to those used to give to
us the most precious gift any-
one could ever receive the gift
of eternal life beginning in a
lowly stable and ending with
Calvary's cross so that God's
grace could be given to all who
simply ask.
A steel spike adorned with
just a simple red bow is a sim-
ple reminder of the greatest gift
anyone could ever receive . .
"For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten
son, that whosoever believeth
in Him, should not perish but
have everlasting life."
May this blessed season
remind us all that wise men still
seek Him not by traveling
afar, but by saying a simple
prayer asking for forgiveness
and, in turn, receiving eternity
with Him.
Karla Patarini
Wauchula


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December 25, 2008, The. Herald-Advocate 9A


WEATHER SUMMARY
Last week only traces of rain fell over the State. All locations
received less than a tenth of an inch. High temperatures were in the
70s and 80s. Nighttime lows mostly ranged from the 30s to 50s.
Temperatures were 3 to 11 degrees above normal.
FIELD CROPS
Sugarcane was harvested in Glades County. Potato fields in St.
Johns County were being prepared for January and February plant-
ings. Soil moisture levels were mostly adequate in the Panhandle
and short to adequate in nearly all other areas.

Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week. Year
Percent
Very short 14 10 30 14 14 30
Short 29 20 36 25 15 45
Adequate 55 63 34 56 67 25
Surplus 2 7 0 5 4 0


VEGETABLES
Producers had clear skies as they harvested for the upcom
holiday demand and warm temperatures favored crop gro
Southern counties marketed peppers, tomatoes, squash, eggp
cucumbers, and specialty crops. Other vegetables marketed
snap beans, sweet corn, endive, escarole, radishes, and straw
ries. Light volumes of cabbage were harvested as well. The
market decreased seasonally. Land preparations for the sp
watermelon crop were underway in Charlotte County.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture was in very
to good condition with most poor due to the long fall drou
Forage in many locations was helped by warmer temperatures
recent rainfall. Dry soil conditions continued to stunt fo
growth, while wet fields from recent heavy rains were holding
planting of remaining winter grains and forages. Cattle wate
ponds water level was down. Supplemental hay was fed to c
pensate for the poor pasture condition. Cattle condition ran
from poor to excellent. In the central areas, pasture was very
to excellent with most poor to fair. Drought and cold restri
grass growth. Cattle condition was poor to excellent with most
to. good. In the southwest areas, pasture was in very poor to g
condition with most fair.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week Week
Percent
Very poor 0 1 5 10
Poor 5 5 25 20
Fair 45 44 .50 45
Good 45 45 19 25
Excellent ,5 5 1 0
CITRUS
All citrus-producing areas recorded above average temp
tures for the week with highs reaching the low 80s during the
and dropping down to the 50s and 60s at night. Light, scattered
was observed in some areas, but totals were less than onetent
an inch. The west coast has had abnormally dry to severely
weather over the past three and a half months. Drought condit
now extend as far east as the center of the citrus-growing reg
Citrus trees were reported in fair to good condition because of
quent irrigation. Some of the fundraising programs and holiday
packing has finished at the houses. Harvesting and packing
Navel oranges, early tangerines, and red grapefruit was. far
along than last season. Freesh white grapefruit and Tangelo har
was lagging ,slightly. Processing of all oranges continues to
ahead of last season with over six million boxes processed for
week (not including Navels) compared to less than five mil
boxes last season. Although juice inventories are up this sea
fruit maturity was ahead of last season requiring growers to
fruit early and get it to plants. Other than harvesting, grove ac
ty included fertilizing, cleaning up groves in preparation for
vesting, dormant spraying for psyllid control, and a small amo
of hedging.
Estimated Boxes Harvested Week Ended
Crop Dec 07 Dec 14 | Dec 21
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and mid oranges
(including Ambersweet) 4,741 5,337 6,323
Navel oranges 329 344 205
Grapefruit 573 644 745
Fallglo tangerines 1 0 .0
Sunburst tangerines 227 263 198
Tangelos 99 108 71


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Observe the

brilliant baubles,

golden globes,

elegant embellishments.

Christmas spangles

decorating

trees in groves.

The reason?

'Tis the season. r


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Wauchula
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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


fair We want to wish everyone a
food very Merry Christmas and
S Happy New Year! We have
much to be grateful for, and it's
a time to share with those who
are in need and lonely. Re-
member your neighbors and let
them know you are thinking of
them during this holiday sea-
son.

CHAPEL
Grady and Lou Faulkner and
Max and Ruth Tate greeted 141.
)era- Chapel was honored with "A
day Christian Message in Music"
rain with Ken Osborne.
h of COFFEE
iodry While Wanda was away for
:ion. an unexpected trip home, Gerry
fre- Wilhelm gave the news up-
giftre- dates, coupons and 50/50, won
g of by Vivian Schaefer. Congrats to
g other all the lucky winners. We
vest appreciated Gerry for doing a
be great job- while 'Wanda was
r the away.
lion The angels were brought by
hson, the craft gals they made last
pick week, and we found we have a
tivi- lot of angels around the park.
har- SHUFFLE
The first Single Mingles
Tournament was held Dec. 13.
The winners in the main were:
first place, Mamie Morton and
Bill Morrison; second place,
Martha DeHaan and Jack
Napier; third place, Lynn
Schick and Bob Conkle; and
fourth place, Cheryl Conkle and
Bob Hoskins.
Consolation winners were:
first place, Mary Ann Fisher
and Herb DeHaan; second
place, Grace Moore and Jim
Beamer; third place, Don Dob-
berstein and Ginnie Merriman;
and fourth place, Iris Smith and
Wayne Schick.
All winners received money


and trophies sponsored by
Ruth's Beauty Salon. This was
a well-organized event, with
Larry Brown organizing and
Ruth Brown and Ruth Tate
directing the tournament.
A potluck lunch was served
with prizes donated from the
turkey shoot winners, Bob
Conkle, Jack Napier and
Mamie Morton. We appreciated
all who participated.
All newcomers are welcome
to join us each day at 1 o'clock
for fun shuffle.

SPOTLIGHT
This is a two for one, Mary
Whitman and Len Leger.
*Mary comes from Charlie
Creek Park by way of Benton,
Pa. She is the mother of seven
children, has 14 grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Mary was a home economics
teacher for 12 years and a town-
ship secretary. She was an aer-.
obics instructor at Charlie
Creek, and plays the organ and
the accordion and has been
involved with music most of
her life, and was a member of
the Snow Birds Band at Charlie
Creek.
Len lives by the ocean, from
Moncton, New Brunswick, and
he is the father of two children
and has one grandchild and one
great-grandchild. He is on his
second year living at Pioneer
Creek, moving from Wagon
Wheel. Len was a supermarket
manager and owned his own
auto parts business for many
years. Len has been involved
with music most of his life, and
plays his acoustic guitar and
sings at music halls and dances
when he's not a Snow Bird.
Len and Mary are very happy
in our park and we welcome
them, they are a great addition
to our park.


Letter To The Editor

Brookside Bluff Residents

Want U.S. 17 Four-Laned


Dear Editor:
There is a misconception in
Hardee County regarding
Brookside Bluff Condominium
and the expansion of Highway
17. Brookside Bluff Condo res-
idents are for the highway, not
against it.
These landowners just want
fairness in not having the road
on top of their homes. Permits
were granted and paid for
before the homes went in, and
permits were granted and paid
for before additions were made.
The county was happy to
receive revenues from these
permits.
Now the local people, some
of whom do not even know
where Brookside Bluff is and
have never been to see it, don't
care who gets hurt as long as
they get their own way. As Dr.
Barbara Carlton stated at the
meeting Dec. 15, more regard is
given to the dead in the ceme-
tery at Gardner than to the liv-
ing.
Brookside Bluff has been in
existence since 1989 which
adds up to 20 years. Taxes, elec-
tricity, groceries have all been


paid in Hardee County all these
years. Residents volunteer at
the polls, attend the churches
and are viable members of the
community, but some would
like to think that we do not
exist.
There is currently an email
going around that would indi-
cate that Brookside is made up
only of "winter residents." This
is not true. There are 70 year-
round residents, and they are
not all wealthy.
Personally, I am a 77-year-
old widow living on Social
Security plus a part-time job.
This is my only home, and I do
not want to lose it.
We want a 4-lane highway.
We just don't want it to make us
an island in the middle of two
major highways and devalue
our homes by going on the old
railroad bed in our area, a mat-
ter of 3.5 miles. We are asking
that the plan that was approved
in July 2006 by the Federal
. Highway Administration be
used.

Flo Harris
Zolfo Springs


Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on It
and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me Is something else:
Hard work-and realizing what is opportunity and what Isn't.
-Lucille Ball


Step Outdoors
With Michael Kelly


A few weeks ago someone asked me what my favorite specie
to hunt was. After thinking for a few moments I could not answer
the question.
Then I realized it was whatever is in season at the time.
After going on a duck hunt in Polk County last week I might
have changed my mind. Okay, so I can't pick a favorite but it is def-
initely one of them.
My brother Jonathan and I were lucky enough to get drawn for
a duck hunt on the Circle B Bar Reserve, located southeast of
Lakeland, that is owned by Polk County.
It is mainly used as a county park, but this year the county
commissioners decided to have four hunts on the property. They
gave out 10 permits per hunt, and Jonathan and I each got one of
them. Each permit holder was allowed to take one guest plus an
underaged hunter.
A few days before our hunt I stopped by the place on my way
back from Gainesville to see how many ducks were using the area.
Much to my delight I saw hundreds of ducks and knew I was
going to be in for a great hunt and could hardly wait for it to begin.
The day finally arrived. Jonathan, my dad, Kevin Sanders and
I left town at 3:30 a.m. full of as much excitement as possible at
that hour in the morning.
After meeting the other hunters and listening to a short safety
briefing it was time to head to our designated spot.
I hunted with Kevin while my brother and dad headed off to a
different area.
The hardest part of the hunt was forcing myself to wait until
legal shooting time at 6:42 a.m. so I didn't get in trouble for shoot-
ing too early. We had ducks flying everywhere, and I just had to
watch them go by as my trigger finger began to itch more and
more.
Finally it was time.
We had a flock of about ,10 whistling ducks come over, and
Kevin and I each raised and shot bringing down a duck apiece.
Seconds later I got a teal as it buzzed over our heads at what
seems to be about Mach 2 speed. Teal are capable of flying up to
65 miles per hour and offer quite the challenge for wingshooters.
For the next several minutes we could not decide what way to
look. Not that it really mattered because there were ducks coming
over from every direction.
After nine minutes my hunt came to an abrupt end when I shot
my sixth duck, which filled out my limit for the day.
Kevin soon followed with his limit. After picking up the
decoys and wading out of the marsh I saw my dad and brother
heading back to the truck with their limit of ducks as well.
We ended up getting teal, whistling ducks, shovelers, mottled
ducks or Florida mallards, and one that was a cross between a
green-headed mallard and a mottled duck.
Many hunters go their whole lives and never give duck hunt-
ing a try. Others have gone once or twice on bad hunts and get
turned off the sport.
In my eyes there isn't anything more exciting than a good day
duck hunting. I will admit I have been on a few trips that left me
freezing cold and second guessing myself why I was standing in
water up to my waist getting rained on when I could have been
home in bed.
All it takes is one good hunt to make the few bad ones I have
been on all worth it.
Hardee County doesn't have a lot of ducks, but there are some
along Peace River and in small ponds on private property through-
out the county.
Old phosphate pits tend to hold a lot of ducks in the winter dur-
ing the migration period, but'hurting is not allowed on any of these
pits.
The Circle B Bar Reserve is a really unique place and is a great
resource to the people living in the Polk County area.
I would like to see Hardee County one day have a place for its
citizens to enjoy hunting and wildlife.
I would also encourage anyone who has never tried duck hunt-
ing to give it a shot. You won't be disappointed.


PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY
Bill Walls, Leland Dutcher, age 10, Dennis Dutcher and
their dog Wigeon, all of Lakeland, show off some ducks
they harvested on December 14 at the Circle B Bar
Reserve in Polk County. Dennis Dutcher is the regional
director of United Waterfowlers. Anyone interested in
joining United Waterfowlers or learning more about it can
contact Dutcher at 863-667-1833.





For the week ended Dec. 18, 2008:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,023, com-
pared to 10,106 last week, and 6,663 a year ago. According to the
Florida Federal-StateTiVestock Market News Service: Compared
to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 high-
er, feeder steers and heifers- were 1.00 to 3.00 higher.

NOTICE: The Florida Federal-State Livestock Markets will be
closed Dec. 22-Jan. 4. in observance of Christmas and New
Years. This report will not be issued again until Jan. 8, 2009


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 100.00-165.00;
300-400 lbs., 84.00-135.00; and
400-500 lbs., 78.00-103.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 75.0q-140.00;
300-400 lbs., 65.00- 93.00; and
400-500 lbs., 66.00- 89.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs.,'85-90 percent, 37.00-
43.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 52.00-
58.00.

When a woman m-arries again it is Decause she detested her
first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he
adored his first wife. Women try their luck, men risk theirs.


moor,








10A The Herald-Advocate, December 25, 2008




During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Dec. 21, Justin Earl Woods, 20, of 2909 Garza Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Dec. 21, Juan Carlos Ramirez, 33, of 2640 Pine Cone Way,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with aggra-
vated battery using a deadly weapon, larceny petit theft, robbery
with a weapon and fraud giving a false ID to a law enforcement
officer.
Dec. 21, Saul Gonzalez, 24, of 5 P.G. Harrison Road, Frost-
proof, was arrested by Dep. Johnny Trammell on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Dec. 21, Jaime Luis Rosales-Lopez, 24, of 678 Apostolic
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with.
battery.
Dec. 21, a residential burglary on Morgan Grice Road, and
thefts on U.S. 17 North and on Callie Lane were reported.
Dec. 20, George Ray Harvey, 30, of 315 SR 62, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with resisting an officer.
Dec. 20, Marilu Cacerez Vazquez, 22, of 678 Apostolic Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with bat-
tery.
Dec. 20, Milagros Maria Blanco, 22, of 527 SE VanLoon
Terrace, Cape Coral, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task
.Force (DTF) and charged with trafficking in marijuana, possession
:of marijuana with intent to sell or manufacture, and producing mar-
ij uana.
Dec. 20, Timeteo Garcia, 20, of 2460 Pine Cone Way, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
shoplifting petit theft.
Dec. 20, Jose Guadalupe Ramirez, 36, of 35 Pine Cone Way,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with tres-
pass on property other than a structure and disorderly intoxication.
Dec. 20, Jessie Lamar Keeton, 45, of 1093 Steve Roberts
Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. L. Hart on two counts
of contempt of court.
Dec. 20, Rigo Tovar, 25, of 807 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
-arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with trespassing -
failure to leave property upon request.
Dec. 20, thefts on Seminole Run, two locations on U.S. 17
North and on Dixiana Drive were reported.
Dec. 19, Jose Angel Ramirez, 37, of 3531 Palmetto Street.
South, Zolfo Springs, was arrested on charges of possession of a
weapon or ammo by a convicted felon, and detained on an out-of-
county warrant.
Dec. 19, Esteban Mendiola, 27, of 856 Allen Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of violation of proba-
tion.
Dec. 19, burglary of a conveyance on Hart Road, a vehicle
stolen on Chester Avenue, and thefts on Altman Road, U.S. 17
North and Mowatt Street were reported.
Dec. 18, Bernabe Garduna Pedroza, 35, of 1833 U.S. 17 North,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
* Dec. 18, a vehicle stolen on Chester Avenue, criminal mischief
on Rigdon Road, and thefts on Doc Coil Road, U.S. 17 North and
Dixiana Drive were reported.
Dec. 17, William Samuel-Silas Hardiri 18, of 411 Illinois
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged
with grand theft of a vehicle, aggravated fleeing to elude and reck-
less driving.
Dec. 17, Gustavo Gonzalez, 47, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with loi-
tering/prowling.
Dec. 17, Delfino Velazquez, 28, of 888 SR 64 East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
Dec. 17, Ricky Trevino, 21, of 930 Fernleaf Drive, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
Dec. 17, Josephine Kelly, 43, of 855 Pleasant Way, Wauchula,
was arrested by DTF and charged with trafficking in opium or its
derivative.
Dec. 17, Timothy Godwin, 51, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
Dec. 17, Robert Matthew Revell, 34, of 11 NE Fifth St., Fort
Meade, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett on a charge of con-
;tempt of court.
Dec. 17, Jessica Nicole Guevara, 25, of 4613 N. Washington
Blvd., Sarasota, was arrested by Sgt. Everett Lovett on a charge of
I withholding support of children. She had initially been arrested by
.Bowling Green Police Ofc. Michael Lake on a charge of driving
i while license suspended.
Dec. 17, a fight on Smith Road and criminal mischief on Lake.
Branch Road were reported.
Dec. 16, Jesus Gaspar, 24, of 126 E. Broward St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with sim-
ple assault threat to do violence, and battery resulting in bodily
harm.
Dec. 16, Guadalupe Maldonado, 22, of 2150 Stansfield Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery,
criminal mischief damage to property and larceny petit theft.
Dec. 16, James Milton'Kelly, 44, of 4431 Earthstar Road, Fort
Green, was arrested by DTF and charged with trafficking in opium
or its derivative, two counts possession of health or safety drugs
with intent to sell, two counts trafficking in a controlled substance,
embezzlement misappropriation of Food Stamp funds, failure to
appear in court and violation of probation.
Dec. 16, Raul Trevino, 43, of 930 Fernleaf Drive, Wauchula,
was arrested on charges of trafficking in amphetamine or mnetham-
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phetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
Dec. 16, Betty Pirie Israel, 59, of 5207 Mason-Dixon. Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged
with petit theft shoplifting from merchant.
Dec. 16, Sandra Darlene Shrum, 53, of 1995 County Line
Road, Avon Park, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and
charged with cruelty toward a child without great bodily harm, two
counts battery, and violation of probation.
Dec. 16, residential burglaries on Travel Trailer Drive and on
Alligator Alley, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North, a vehicle
stolen on Kerlew Drive, and thefts on Chamberlain Blvd, U.S. 17
North, Resort Drive and Garden Drive were reported.

Dec. 15, Migual Jimenez, 33, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged with larceny -
petit theft.
Dec. 15, Jose Manual Perez, 31, of 316 Mineral Branch Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson-on a charge of
contempt of court.
Dec. 15, Clarence Chester Graham, 30 of 980 East Church St.,
Bartow, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on two counts of with-
holding support of children.
Dec. 15, Barbara Ann Barkley, 37, of 4656 Alivia Dr., Orlan-
do, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell on a charge of violation
of probation.
Dec. 15, Johnie Robert Tucker III, 48, of 2621 Shontag Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of non-
support.
Dec. 15, a robbery-holdup on U.S. 17 North, criminal mischief
on College Lane, and thefts on Steve Roberts Special, North
Florida Avenue and U.S. 17 North were reported.

WAUCHULA
Dec. 19, a residential burglary on West Main Street was report-


Dec. 18, Tammy Jo Friel, 40, and Marvin Junior Williams, 38,
both of 309 Georgia St., Wauchula, were arrested by Lt. David
Stimson and Ofc. Robert Spencer and each charged with burglary
of an occupied conveyance and possession of burglary tools with
intent to use. Friel was detained on a charge of violation of proba-
tion. Williams was also charged with criminal mischief and larce-
ny petit theft.
Dec. 18, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Dec. 16, Jose Rivera, 26, of 611 W. Bay St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Pablo Bermudez, and charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon, battery, improper exhibition of a
firearm, throwing a missile into a dwelling/vehicle and criminal
mischief damage to property.
Dec. 16, Gonzalo Sandoval, 53, of 1824 Stansfield Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Pablo Bermudez and charged with
assault with intent to commit a felony and aggravated battery caus-
ing bodily harm.

Dec. 15, Fransico Ernesto Catarino, 27, of Lanes Mobile
Home Park, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Pablo Bermudez and
charged with disorderly intoxication.
Dec. 15, Timothy Godwin, 51, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
Dec. 15, criminal mischief on South Seventh Avenue and on
West Main Street was reported.

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Merry Christmas from Fort
Green!
This is the type of weather I
love for Christmas in Florida. I
always compare this beautiful
weather to the freeze of '89, and
will take warm weather any-
time! That Christmas freeze
was the first I remember when
REA did the rolling blackouts.
I had called them to see why
no electricity, and they said they
were turning off the electricity
for 15 minutes and then back
on. I said, "Oh, OK, but Kay
said the spaghetti tubing will be
frozen in 15 minutes." He was
right; we were out there trying
to replace tubing when it just
got too cold! That is the life of a
farmer!
The Elmer Keene descen-
dents were at church Sunday.
Danny Keene and wife Bonnie
and three of the girls, Faye,
Jewel and Doris, all attended.
Nadine was the only child miss-
ing but her granddaughter,
Baleigh Pierstorff, represented
her! Of course, there were other
grandchildren and great-grand-
children of Mr. and Mrs. Keene.
I am sure they were looking
down and thinking what a love-
ly sight.
Faye Chancey has been under
the weather. She has had prob-
lems with her leg causing
severe pain when walking or
standing. This is definitely the
wrong season for a problem to
interfere with your ability to go
shopping!
Betty Walker has been real
sick and finally was diagnosed
with pneumonia but refused to
be admitted to the hospital.
She is feeling better but needs
our continued prayers for her
and Faye.
Ronald Waters is not in pain
and so far has tolerated his
chemo, but continue to remem-
ber him in prayer.
As mentioned, our Ladies
Night Out was ,a huge success
but Louise Durrance and Mrs.


Golfview Estates


Johnson were not there. We
missed them, but they were
committed to attend their
church party.
Mark Hogenauer crossed
over the hill or at least climbed
the mountain. He celebrated his
50th birthday last Monday. I
cooked him a birthday dinner
complete with his favorite
dessert, pound cake. Avis Sass-
er, T.K., Kaylee, and Avie all
had dinner with us.
Patti Braddock is recovering
nicely from her recent surgery.
Mark Thomas, a former resi-
dent of Fort Green, was over
Saturday. Little Jessie Abbott
and Amber and his son, Caleb,
stopped by our home Saturday
night, just to wish us Merry
Christmas and leave some
goodies. I told six-foot Jessie he
would always be Little Jessie,
as we have called him that all
his life!
Andrea Crawford spent the
weekend with Kaylee Hogen-
auer. They report "a good time
was had by all!"
The adult choir, under the
direction of Arden Rawls pre-
sented a wonderful Christmas
cantata and the little children,
10 years and down, sang the
answers to one of the adult
songs. Sunday night the young
people, under the direction of
Carol Brown, presented a
Christmas cantata. Holly
Brown and Dalton Richey nar-
rated the story. Brianna Waters,
Kasie Powell, K-Lynn Simpson
and Holly sang one-verse solos
on some of the Christmas
songs.
David McQuaig and sons
were at church Sunday night.
He is stationed in Colorado and
will enjoy our weather and time
home until the 4th. He has
served one tour overseas and
hopefully will remain stateside
for the balance of his service
career.
Pray for one another and call
me with the news.


It often amuses me to hear men impute all their misfortunes to
fate, luck or destiny, whilst their successes or good fortune
they ascribe to their own sagacity, cleverness or penetration.
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LEADING THE WAY


Saving Your Baby's Life


COURTESY PHOTO
Creation declares the glory of God! This doe was spotted in a Wauchula neighborhood.
She isn't pulling a sleigh, instead she's showing the way to Jesus ... The Way, The
Truth and the Life. "All you beasts, wild and tame, bless the Lord; praise and exalt Him
above all forever," Daniel 3:81. The deer was captured by the photographer as Mhe
seemed to be recognizing the true reason for the season.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Where canr you learn how to
help your child if he is choking?
What about infant cardiopul-
monary resuscitation (CPR) if a
child needs it ?
Classes in this are available at
the Hardee County Health
Department. Seven staff mem-
bers, including three who are
bilingual, went to the effort to
become licensed as certified
instructors in First Aid, CPR,
and blood-borne pathogens.
They can teach it to Licensed
Practical Nurses, Registered
Nurses, Emergency Medical
Technicians, day care staff and
anyone else who needs it for
their recertification. A schedule
of different classes will be pub-
lished but anyone can call to
request a class.
But, said program coordina-
tor Leslie Bond, "We, are the
only one of 67 counties in the
state who offer this for new
mothers. There's nothing like
the helpless feeling of a parent
whose child suffers from SIDS
(Sudden Infant Death Syn-


drome) in the middle of the
night. Being'able to administer
CPR while waiting for the
ambulance helps."
Business manager Jim Griffin
noted also the importance of
knowing the Heimlich maneu-
ver for someone who is choking
on a piece of food or something
else. "For adults one thing it's
also important to know is how
to do that for an infant, young
child or pregnant woman," he
commented.
"It's great anytime we can
educate anyone and empower
them to help themselves or their
child," Bond added.
Bond and Griffin were at the'
Hardee County Commission
meeting last Thursday to re-
quest approval for the Health
Department's fee schedule for
2009.
. "A lot of people think the
Health Department is only for
indigent people or migrants.
There's something there for
everyone," said Commissioner
Minor Bryant.
"That's true; we are one of
the only departments with a


pediatric physician and an
infectious disease physician,.
said Bond.
The list of fees is quite long
and includes those for copy of
medical records, vital statistics
(birth, death, etc), the health
education classes, school and
day care physical, immuniza-
tions for children and adults,
laboratory, x-ray, bone density
and other tests, maternity and
obstetrical services, well baby
and child health, family plan-
ning and adult health care.
There is a dentist on staff and
various rates set for different
care, including root canals, den-
tures, bleaching, fillings, ex-
tractions, and orthodontics.
Finally, there is environmen-
tal health, including water sam-
pling, on-site sewage disposal,
permits for food establish-
ments, and licensure for tanning
salons, child care, migrant labor
camps, body piercing and
pools.
Information on any of the
fees and services can be
obtained by calling the depart-
ment at 773-4161.


Utility I
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
About a fifth of the 123 poles
to be replaced along CR 665
need to be placed differently.
At Thursday's meeting of the
Hardee County Commission,
the major discussion centered
on the county's requirement for
placement of utility poles and
its conflict with plans of Peace
River Electric Cooperative Inc.
In the end, retiring. Public
Works Director J.R. Prestridge
and new director KevinAtchley
'vere asked to come back at the
next meeting and have repre-
sentatives from PRECo be pre-


poles In Question


sent to voice their opinions.
While the company is chang-
ing out this line of 123 new
poles, the county will ask them
to comply with county policies,
a minimum of 29 feet from the
centerline of the road and no
more than one foot from the
edge of the county's right of
way.
On the company's plans, 26
of the poles would need to be
placed differently. Some are
only off a foot or two and some
as much as 14 feet. One is too
close to Gough Road, affecting
the turning radius.
Some will require trimming-


trees back to the; adjoining
property line to stay out of the
county's'right of wfy and allow
the batwing mower to operate
smoothly. Most are not affected
by a ditch upslope or swampy
area preventing moving them to
the proper distances.

In other action, the commis-
sion:
approved a waiver of dis-
tance to allow the sale of 160
acres near Fort Green Springs
to CF Industries Inc. for min-
ing. West Palmer, county min-
ing coordinator, presented the
application, and Kenny Miller


and Gary Uebelhoer of CF
Industries fielded questions.
The property is within one-
fourth mile of Fort Green
Springs. During mining, the
usual 50-foot setbacks from
property lines and SR 62 will be
maintained. There is no other
homestead property within 500
feet of the property line.
Once the waiver is approved,
and the company purchases the
property, CF will amend its
master mining plan according-
ly. Commission Chairman Dale
Johnson asked that the land
most adjacent to SR 62 not be
sand/clay mix but be useable
for- .industriaL or cnmmarcial


2009 mining plan pending
receipt of its annual review
which is scheduled for early
January.
renewed the lease with
Tri-County Human Services for
its location at'202 S. Ninth St.,
Wauchula, a county building.
authorized application for
a $60,000 grant to create the
"Get Fit @ The Library fitness
program for the local library.
received a $300,000
check from Bill Lambert, in
behalf of the Economic Devel-
opment Authority from phos-
phate severance tax. It is for
paving and upgrades on Geb-
hart_ _Rnadthe canmprna-iol


the Editor suggesting local offi-
cials cut their salaries. Bryant
noted that salaries are set by the
legislator and said he has pro-
posed salary reductions for offi-
cials statewide, starting with the
governor. "I'll take a 10 percent
cut if they all will. It needs to
start at the top and follow on
down. I suggested this after
Amendment I cut revenue, but
it got stuck in the process," he
said.
Johnson replied, "It's hard
enough to get people to run for
office. It's becoming a full-time
job. I can't imagine anyone
quitting a job and living off
e1O.na. That's why I'm
to it (taking a cut). We
od people to run for.
*i ie concluded.


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Schedule Of Weekly Services


APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning..................0:00 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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship............... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

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

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
S Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253
Bible Study .......................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.

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

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

HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.
IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo 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 a4m..
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 am.
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 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1...1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training...............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday PrayerTime........7:00 p.m
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of Mason Dixon & County
SLine
Sunday Worship ...........1. :00 a.m.

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


Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East
RO. Box 780


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.
I Miercoles Servico...................6:30 p.m.

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

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


ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
'Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11:...100 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.
iWorship Service .................. 1:00'a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Tihie........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 .................1... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11.....:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic

'SihdAy School '' 10 00 a.
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........1......0:30 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
iSunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
iMorning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ..........................10:00 a.m.
'Wrship Service ..........11:00 a.m.,
Wednesday ...............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST-
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sufiday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ....,...4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 88th Ave.
773-4576 5
CHURCH OF JESUS CHiKS 1
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting..........9:00 am.
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 ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.


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


(863) 735-0470
Zolfo Springs, FL


WAUCHULA .


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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CIIURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.rn
Sunday Worship ..................6:00 p.ir
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.mn
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.nm
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.mn
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
Exrceme Kids Missions (ages 3 gr. 5)
...............................................6 :45 p.m
Catalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band.......................... 6:45 p.m

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.mr
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion .......... .......... 11:30 a.m
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.mr
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Caf6 Opens .......9:30 a.m.
, Kids World Check-In for ... .
SNarsery-5th Grade"Begih.:10:l15 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-'l2th
grade ................... 6:30-8:00 p.m.


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


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .. ...... .:.' ..9:4,5 4.m
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m
,Casual Sunday Worship,..........6:00 p.n
Tuesday Bible Study......1.:..0. 10: a.m
Wednesday Activities... ........6:00 p.mi
FLORIDA 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.... 1:00 a.m
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m

THE tuSPEL 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
Conununity 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.
. M iercoles.. .......................7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
n 767-10-
n. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
n. 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
n. 912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
S' k OALK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .. .........:...9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1.....1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
l" & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
I 2 & 41' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ........ ............ 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
SBAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
n. 5814
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m. -
Worship Service ............1.....1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
n. 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 m
.- Sunday School .10.00 a.m.
'Morning Worsfiip 11-00 a m.
Evening Worship .. ....6 00 p m
Wdndesday Prayer . 7 00 p m
SOUL' RVEST MINISTRY ,
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1...1:00a.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)...........11:00 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...:00a.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. 1'0:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship .................... 7:30 p.m.


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

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
-Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Church............................... 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 ................1:00 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

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

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


At last, it's Christmas morning! The
lights and ornaments sparkle brightly
on the Christmas tree. Underneath
are packages wrapped in colorful
paper, festive with ribbons and ",
bows. The waiting and wondering
is finally over, the presents can
finally be opened!
There is a special gift, one
that's not under the tree and
tied with a bow. The gift
that is the reason for the
season! The reason we
give each other
presents is to remind
us of God's most
special gift to us,
His Son, Jesus
Christ.
As we worship
this Christmas, as
we exchange
presents with one-
another, let us
remember and '
honor the best
present of all.
Wrapped In swaddling
clothes and laying in a
manger, God gave us His Son.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER ;
64 E. & School House Road z,
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ............1....0:00 atm.
Children's Church...............10:00 a.m. )f'
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m. '1
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m. 6

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE c
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m. 1
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m. i
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicjo del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
..............................................7:00 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m. 01
.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH g6
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ............10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday .......................... 6:00 p.m "l

REALITY RANCH 1
COWBOY CHURCH 0
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66 o
863-735-8600 q
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....................I.I 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.......................... 0:00 a.m.
Doctrina.............................1... 1:30 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. i,
Servicio................................. 8:00 p.m ,
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m. )
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCII
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 1 !:00ra-m.,
Training Uniop .. .,....... 5;,09 p.5 ..
Evening, Worship ...... ...... 6:00.p,m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.






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A mother found her little
girl crying, "What's wrong/"
she. asked.
'I was thinking," she
sobbed, "I might grow up and
get married. And I might have
a little girl, and she might
break a leg." Like that little
girl, many worry so much
about the future, that they
can't enjoy the present.
Worry doesn't empty 1
tomorrow of its sorrow, but
only of its strength. And
worry to your coffin adds a
nail, no doubt. But every
smile, so merry, draws one
out.
No wonder the Living Bible
says, "Don't worry about any-
thing; instead pray about
everything; tell God your -
needs and don't forget to
thank Him for His answers."


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Hardee Handles Pendleton 78-71


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"It was obviously our best
game of the season."
Head Coach Vance Dickey
was pleased with the Hardee
Wilddat effort in the opening
game of the Pirate Roundball
Classic held last weekend in
Port Charlotte.
Hardee gets back in action at
home on -Jan. 9 in a girl-guy
double-header. The girls play at
6 p.m. and the boys about 7:30.
Both the varsity and JV will
play at Avon Park on Jan. 13
and host DeSoto on Jan. 15.
That weeks ends with another
girl-guy encounter at Palmetto
on Friday.
Sebring
Last week began with a
Tuesday trip to Sebring, in
which "our defense was awful.
We didn't box out. They got
defensive rebounds and scored
a lot of breakaway layups. It
took us out of our game and we
couldn't get anything going,"
said Dickey.
Hardee was outscored 18-6 in
the first period and never recov-
ered, losing 69-27. Jake Trus-
sell led Sebring with 16 points
and Devin Clarke and Chris
Grubb each had a dozen.
For Hardee, it was one of the
lowest scoring nights with no
player in double digits. Tre'
Anderson and Postene Louis-


jeune each scored six points.
Antjuan Jones had four, Jarrell
Ellis and Keshun Rivers each
three and Lucas Juarez one
point.
The junior varsity Wildcats
had equal trouble, unable to
corral 6'3" Toby Solebello who
opened with 11 first-quarter
points and continued to score
until the final buzzer, finishing
with 28 points. No other
Sebring player had more than
five points.
For the Hardee JV, Deonte
Evans led with 10 points and
Quinton Carlton had eight.
Sammy Cisneros had five, Ivan
Fermin four and Ricardo Fer-
min one at the foul line. Reggie
Snell, JeremyRowe, Jesse Bel-
cher and Murrell Winter added
to the floor game.
"We played pretty badly in
the first quarter, but came back
to outscore them in the second
quarter," said Head Coach Rod
Smith. "We got -within 10
points but then fell apart in the
second half. We couldn't get a
rebound. We've made some
individual progress, but as a
team no. It's hard to put togeth-
er a new team in the last month,
especially since we don't have
as many games as we used to,"
he added.
Due to budget cuts, some
schools are not letting their JV
teams play out-of-county


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
To Whom It May Concern:
For the purposes of Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986, as amended, notice is hereby given that'the Board of
County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida (the "Board") will
hold a public hearing with respect to the proposed issuance and sale of
not exceeding $30,000,000 Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, by
the Hardee County Industrial Development Authority (the "Authority"),
at the meeting of the Board to be held on January 8, 2009, commencing
at 8:50 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, at the
County Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, Florida. The proceeds of such bond issue would be used for
the purpose of acquisition of land and construction of improvements,
purchase of equipment, and other related projects costs, cost of
issuance for a project located at 1850 West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida which is approximately 73.36 acres to be used primarily for an
independent living facility for seniors of approximately 120 units (the
"Project"). The Project will be owned or operated by Mills Property
Group, LLC or a subsidiary, affiliate, or related entity thereof.
The public hearing will be conducted in a manner that
provides a reasonable opportunity for persons with differing views to
be heard on both issuance of the Bonds and the location and nature of
the Project. Any person desiring to be heard on this matter is requested
to attend the public hearing or send a repres'entative.' Writtenri
comments to be presenritd'at tlie&hearing may be submitted to the Board
of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida at 412 W. Orange
Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida, directed to the Chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners. Comments made at the hearing are
for the consideration of the Board.
Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision
made at this hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose, they may need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Corporation no later than seven days
prior to the proceeding at the address given in this notice or telephone:
863-7739430.
Dated: December 25, 2008
Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida 12:25c


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
January 08, 2009, at 8:35 a.m.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873 to consider adoption of the following ordi-
nance:
ORDINANCE NO. 09-02
An .Ordinance amending Ordinance 2008-22 amending
the implementation date of collecting county impact fees
for all development except industrial and warehouse
developments, from January 12, 2009 to July 01, 2009;
amending the implementation date of collecting county
impact fees for industrial and warehouse developments
from April 12, 2009 to October 01, 2009; amending the
implementation date of collecting the school impact fee
for residential development from January 12, 2009 to July
01, 2009; providing for severability and providing for an
effective date.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make, special arrangements should contact
the County Commissioners Office at least two (2) work-
ing days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statues 125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105.
Copies of this ordinance 'are available for public inspec-
tion during regular office hours at 412 West Orange
,Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone
86r773-9430.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and
be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at
such meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record-includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based,
Dale Johnson, Chairman 12:25c


teams.
Pendleton
It was a different Hardee var-
sity on Thursday night, as the
Wildcats went to Port Charlotte
for their first tournament game.
"We had a really good game.
We got back on defense. We
only gave up six defensive
rebounds," said Dickey.
- Although Pendleton IMG
Academy's A. Nicolil put 24
points in the hoop, Hardee
countered with four men in
double-digits. Ellis led the
squad with 21 points, 11 in the
pivotal fourth quarter. Jajuan
Hooks added 17, including four
treys. Postene Louisjeune had
14 and Antjuan Jones 12, seven
of them in the fourth period.
Anderson had seven and Rivers
six. Andrew Hooks, Carl
Brown, D'Vonte Hooks, Justin
Bromley and Juarez also saw
action.
Hardee led 15-14 at the end
of quarter one and trailed 33-35
at the half, after Pendleton's 21-


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point second-quarter spree.
Hardee regained the lead 55-53
with a 22-point third period and
outplayed Pendleton in the
fourth quarter to take the 78-71
win.
In other games that evening,
DeSoto beat west Port, Char-
lotte beat Vero Beach and
Fernandina Beach downed Port
Charlotte.
Fernandina Beach
In Friday's early game,
DeSoto beat Charlotte to get to
the Saturday championship
game. Hardee squared off with
Fernandina Beach in the 8:30
game and was behind the eight-
ball to begin with.
Fernandina Beach led 16-11
at the end of a feeling-out first
quarter and continued to keep
up the pace, putting in reserves
when Hardee did in the 9-3
fourth quarter while winning
74-37.
Hardee's top four were held
in check. Louisjeune and Jones
each had nine points, Rivers
seven, Ellis five, Anderson
three, and Jajuan Hooks and


Juarez each two points.
Charlotte
It was a close game until the
fourth quarter as Hardee took
on the host school on Saturday
night. Down 18-11 at the end of
a slow first period, Hardee
bounced back to make it a 27-
31 game at halftime and tied the
game at 44-all at the end of the
third quarter. Charlotte con-
trolled the fourth quarter to win
63-53.
Nick Goshay led all scorer
with 29 points for Charlotte,
including 13 in the final quarter.
Jonathan Ocasio added 12 and


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four others had seven or less
points.
For Hardee, it was Jajuan
Hooks as top scorer, hitting
from outside for five treys and
adding a deuce for 17 points.
Ellis added a dozen, Rivers,
Louisjeune and. Jones 'a half
dozen 'apiece, and Anderson
and D'Vonte Hooks each a trey.
Juarez, Bromley, Brown and
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-Hardee


COURTESY PHOTO
Megan Eichner & Derek Storts
Megan Eichner To

Wed Derek Storts


Morgan Justiss
Celebrates
1st Birthday
Morgan Rebekah Justiss, the
daughter of John and Doree
Justiss of St. Louis, Mo., turned
1 year old on Nov. 6.
She celebrated with a birth-
day party on Saturday, Nov. 8,
at her home. Theme for the
party was Mickey Mouse
Clubhouse. Guests enjoyed a
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
cake.
Helping Morgan celebrate
were grandparents, Walter and
Dr. Doreen Feldhouse, family
and friends. She is the grand-
daughter of Jamie and Diane
Justiss of Wauchula and Cheryl
Landry of Louisiana, and great-
granddaughter of Vetres Justiss
of Wauchula.


Living


RETIREMENT WISHES!


COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee County Property Appraiser's Office recently celebrated the retirement of
Annie Henegar, who worked there as a tangible property supervisor for 30 years. She
is a lifelong resident of Hardee County and lives in Wauchula. Before working for the
Property Appraiser's Office, Henegar worked at Wauchula State Bank for many years.
The celebration was held at the home of Property Appraiser Kathy Crawford on Nov.
21. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Monte Carter, Eric Gicker, Arlene Conley,
Crawford, Henegar, Sandy Colvin, Bud Heggie, Lisa Prestridge, Vernon Benbow and
Jimmy Pullen.


HELPING OUT


Dennis and Debbie Storts of
Wauchula announce the en-
gagement of their son, Derek
Morgan Storts, to Megan
Melissa Eichner of Doyles-
town, Pa.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Todd and Debbie Eichner
of Doylestown, Pa. She gradu-
ated from high school in 2007.
The prospective groom is a


2003 graduate of Hardee
Senior High School, and is cur-
rently employed with the
Hardee County School Board as
a computer technician.
Plans are being made for a
March 6, 2009, wedding cere-
mony at theKingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses in Doyles-
town, Pa.


It never occurs to fools that
merit and good fortune are
closely united.
-Johann Von Goethe
Spring shows what God can
do with a drab and dirty
world.
-Virgil A. Kraft


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Johnny Parker, co-founder of Caring People Ministries in Bowling Green, spoke to the
Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Java Cafe in Wauchula. Parker, 66,
started the ministry with his late wife, Gayle, 14 years ago. CPM is a Christian-based
rehabilitation program for women with life-controlling problems. "Our ladies all had
childhood trauma. We are all addicted to something. We are having the toughest time
for fund-raising In 14 years. The No. 1 drug today is oxycontin. The pills are $50 each
on the street. One-third of high school girls have been sexually abused. We have a 90
percent success rate if the ladies finish our program. The American drug companies
through prescription drugs are putting the illegal drug dealers out of business." said
Parker. A client named Michelle said she got hooked on oxycontin following an auto
accident. Parker said parents should watch their children for changes in behavior.
Shown (from left) are club President Juan DelaTorre, Michelle, Parker and the Rev. Bob
Lecocq.

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Benny Hash
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Wauchula

773-9294


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Hardee County Builders Association recently donated $500 to the' Hardee Help
Center, .an agency that assists the needy in the county. Shown (from left) are Sam
Albritton, treasure, and electrical contractor; Wayne Gourley, board, member and stuc-
co/drywall contractor; Benny Hash, association president; Jdlith George, executive
director of Hardee Help Center; and Calvin Roberts, Vision Ace Hardware.


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Hardee County has eight units and 200 members in the Boy Scout and Girl Scout pro-
gram, district executive Shawn Marler told the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday,
Dec. 9, at the Panda Restaurant. Boy'Scouts are ages 6 to 21. Girl Scouts are ages 14
to 21. Two years ago there were 2 units and 50 members. There are over 100 merit
badges that can be earned. Scouts are taught to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friend-
ly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Pictured (from
left) are club president Thomas Trevino, Marler and Sam Fite.


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DRUG PREVENTION


S. PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Pictured (from left) Carlton Hadley Jr., president of Sports Camp For Life In Bradenton;
Marjorie Bateman, chairman of the Hardee County Drug Prevention Coalition; and
County Commissioner Dale Johnson, liaison among the commission, coalition and
Hardee County Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Hadley recently spoke to students at
Bowling Green Elementary, Hardee Junior High and Hardee High School. He said stu-
dents need mentors and realistic goals. Bateman cited the dangers of gateway drugs
such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana, and suggested setting goals, making good
decisions and letting your brain develop. A community luncheon was held Oct. 22 at
the Panda Restaurant.


OCEANIC ORATION


GATORLAND ?rEPORT


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Capt. Gary Petrae, who completed 29 years with the National Oceanl & Atmospheric
Administration, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Dec 16, at the Panda
Restaurant. He was commanding officer of the NOAA ship Ronald I. Brown, the pre-
mier worldwide observational and research platform, and the 0OAA ship Miller
Freeman, operating in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. He woied with data from
weather and rescue satellites and with fisheries management for oastainable harvests
such as snapper, grouper and pollock. He is now a geometry and physics teacher at
Summerlin Academy in Bartow. Shown (from left) are Mark Maniel, Petrae and club
President Thomas Trevino. Petrae also worked with the oil spill cLanup effort from the
ship Exxon Valdez at the Alaska coast, and the Persian Gulf oil spll in Operation Desert
Storm.


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6B The Herald-Advocate, December 25, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE
COUNTY
Case No.: 252008CP000110

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
NORMA WILMA COLLIER
WINGATE, also known as
NORMA C. WINGATE,
deceased. /
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of NORMA WILMA COLLIER
WINGATE, also known as NORMA
C. WINGATE, deceased, whose
date of death was November
7,2008, and whose social security
number is 263-32-3178, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1749. The names
and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set
forth below.

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

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the estate of the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD 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 12-11-08.


Personal Repre
LARRY EUGENE
1524 Ma
Wauchula
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, RA
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-172
Telephone: (863) 773-32
'Telecopier: (863) 773.09
"'Florida Bar Number:'06i


esentative:
WINGATE
aude Road
, FL 33873


A.

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50137

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 25 2008 CA 000472
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAFAEL A SANCHEZ A/K/A
RAFAEL SANCHEZ; MORTGAGE
'ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS
NOMINEE FOR FIRST MAGNUS
FINANCIAL CORPORATION;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAFAEL
A SANCHEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
(Please publish In THE HERALD
ADVOCATE)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 15 day of
December, 2008, and
entered in Case No. 25
2008 CA 000472, of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH
'Judicial Circuit in and for
Hardee County, Florida,
wherein AURORA LOAN
SERVICES, LLC is the
Plaintiff and RAFAEL A
SANCHEZ A/K/A RAFAEL
SANCHEZ; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INCOR-
PORATED AS NOMINEE
FOR FIRST MAGNUS
FINANCIAL CORPORA-
TION; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RAFAEL A SANCHEZ;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the AT NORTH
FRONT DOOR OF COURT-
HOUSE of the. Hardee
County Courthouse, In
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 7 day of
January, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth In said Final
Judgment, to wit:

PARCEL A OF A AND L
LAND SUBDIVISION AS
PER' PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 36 PAGE 3, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA MORE
PARTICULARLY DES-
CRIBED AS FOLLOWS THE
NORTH HALF OF SE
QUARTER OF NE QUAR-


TER OF THE NE QUARTER
OF SECTION 31, TOWN-
SHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
26 EAST, HARDEE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO
COUNTY ROAD RIGHT-OF-
WAY (HOLLAND TOWN
ROAD) ALONG THE EAST
SIDE.

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

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990
(ADA), disabled person who,
because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at
417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 or Telephone Voice (863)
773-4174 prior to such proceed-
ing.

Dated this 15 day of Dec, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

12:18.25c

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

CASE NO. 252008CA000703
B. HUGH BRADLEY, as CLERK
OF COURTS, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA,


Plaintiff,
vs.
MAURICE E. GILLIARD,
deceased, and his spouse, CAR-
OLYN GILLIARD, and their heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and
all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them;
JAMES EDWARD GILLIARD JR.;
and JAMES O'DONNELL, and his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through,
under or against him,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION


TO THE DEFENDANTS: MAURICE
E. GILLIARD, deceased, and his
spouse, CAROLYN GILLIARD, and
their heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against them; .JAMES EDWARD
GILLIARD JR.; and JAMES
O'DONNELL, and his unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties
claimingg by, through, unde.6 or
..against him 4

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
for equitable interpleader and you
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to
JOHN W.H. BURTON of Burton &
Burton, PA., Post Office Drawer
1729, Wauchula, Florida, on or
before the 2nd day of January,
2009, and file the original with the
Clerk of the Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter, or a
default judgment will be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint or petition.

WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on this 25 day of
November, 2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
By Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
12:4-25c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA"
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 25-2008-CA-000533
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GEORGE P MCCOOK;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GEORGE P MCCOOK;
UNKNOWN TENANT; UNKNOWN
TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
(Please publish in THE HERALD
ADVOCATE)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 15 day of
December, 2008, and
entered In Case No. 25-
2008-CA-000533, of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit In and for
Hardee County, Florida,
wherein HSBC BANK USA,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
is the Plaintiff and
GEORGE P. MCCOOK;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GEORGE P. MCCOOK;
UNKNOWN TENANT; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the AT NORTH
FRONT DOOR OF COURT-
HOUSE at the Hardee
County Courthouse, in
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 7 day of Jan,


20C, the following
deSibed property as. set
forth in said Final
Judgqnt, to wit:
LOT 3 OF SUNSET
HIGH' SUBDIVISION,
AS REL)RDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3,,AGE 56 OF PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, IORIDA.

ANY PERSOI CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALt IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PRQERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DAT OF THE LIS
PBNDENS MUST ILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYSAFTER THE
SALE.

In accordance with th Americans
with Disabilities A of 1990
(ADA), disabled pe1on who,
because of their disabies, need
special accommodation) partici-
pate In this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordigtor at
417 W. Main Street, Waucila, FL
33873 or Telephone Voict(863)
773-4174 prior to such prl-eed-
ing. e

Dated this 15 day of Dec, 2t49.
B. Hugh Bracqy
Clerk of the Circuit Colt
By: Connie Cok,
Deputy Cler

12:18,256


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

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000312
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST
COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARIDAD MARQUEZ DE LA
PLATA, et al,


Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given, pur-
suant to Final Judgment of
Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in
this cause, in the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, I will sell
the property situated in Hardee
County, Florida described as:

Parcel D, of Town Creek an
unrecorded portion of a
subdivision located in
Hardee County, Florida and
more particularly
described in Exhibit "A"
attached hereto and incor-
porated herein by refer-
ence, of the Public Records
of Hardee County, Florida
EXHIBIT "A"
PARCEL"D",
Commence at the
Northwest corner of
Section 15, Township 33
South, Range 27 East,
Hardee County, Florida;
thence S0009'41"W, along
the West boundary of said
Section 15, a distance of
58.61 feet to the South right
of way boundary of Mel
Smith Road; thence
S8958'37"E, along said
South right of way bound-
ary, 823.35 feet to the Point
of Beginning; thence con-
tinue S89058"37"E, along
said right of way boundary,
60.00 feet thence
SOO*12'17"W, a distance of
2682.35 feet; thence
S89W01'39"W, a distance of
862.26 feet; thence
N00O12'17"E, a distance of
1607.34 feet; thence
S89058'37"E, parallel with
said South right of way
boundary, 802.08 feet;
thence N0012'17"E, a dis-
tance of 1090.00 feet,
returning to the Point of
Beginning.

and commonly known as: Mel
Smith Road,r Parcel D of Town
Creek, an unrecorded portion of a
subdivision in Hardee County, FL,
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, bn the front
steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 W. Main St.,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 at 11:00
a.m., on January 7, 2009.,

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

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, 417 W. Main St.,
Wauchula, FL 33873, telephone
No. (863) 543-4690, within 2 work-
ing days of your receipt of this
document. If you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-
8771.

Dated this December 15, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

12:18,25c



Keep a green tree in your
heart and perhaps the singing
bird will come.
-Chinese Proverb


SANTA STOP


Weightlifters

By JOA SEAMAN place in
Of The Hert-Advocate group with
The Haree girls weightlift- 60 clean-
ing hosted 'pe meet and tray- total.
eled to PortCharlotte for the Soph K
other in a pir of meets last ed third ir
week. .. 75-70 for
Their next dting is Jan. 9 at Magali B
LaBelle, one S the 17 oppo- with a 65-
nents in Class A -Section 8, Soph D
that they will hve to content junior Ste
with in the subsectionals on third and
Jan. 17 at Sebrng. Anyone sion. New
scoring in the tow three can 190 total,
advance to the sctionals at 80 for 155
Sarasota Booker Jan 29 Senior-
.Be.cween.,thi.e LwO.." .e[. [here an off day
paltilipotion on Jan.' in the her benct
Travis Todd Invita'\onal in clean-and
Avon Park. freshman
Hardee hosted Sebrng and fourth wit
DeSoto last Tuesday anaplaced Junior
between them. Sebring has a personal I
larger, experienced squat and in the 183
fills all the slots. 100-100 f
Junior Brooklyn Tirsley Mary -
started Hardee out with tiird 199 group


Add Dual Meets


the '110-and-under
th a 65 bench press and
-and-jerk for a 125

Caitlyn Kennedy plac-
i the 119 group with a
- a 145-total. Junior
3arcenas was fourth
-65 for a 130 total.
)eserea Newcomb and
ephanie Driver placed
fourth in the 129 divi-
'comb had 95-95 for a
while Driver went 75-
5.
Brittany Wiggins had
and did not.score on
h, making 75 in the
-jerk. Newcomer
Paige Clark placed
h an 80-80 total 160.
Marisa Shivers hit a
best in placing second
-group. She notched a
or a 200 total.
Braddock lifted in the
this week and placed


second with a 215 total, 105 and'
110.
The girls went to a Charlotte
High meet last Thursday. The!
most outstanding improvement'
was Kennedy's 150, a 75 in
each of her events. Teammate
Barcenas also improved with a
135 total at 65 and 70.
Shivers improved 10 pounds,
with a 105 in each event and
210 total. Other lifters were
even or dropped in their lifts.
Coach Jan Brutus was not
disappointed. "I'm seeing im-
pro ement in their technique
and ,irength. Measuring them-
selves against themselves is ;he
best measure. It's hard when
they lift twice a week. It's best
to wait two or three days
between lifting. That means
we're off on Monday and
Wednesday when we have
Tuesday-Thursday meets. That
only leaves us Friday for prac-
tice," she said.


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TO TAKE TIME OUT TO THANK THE PEOPLE OF
HARDEE COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS
FOR ALLOWING US THE PRIVELEGE OF PROVIDING
RELIABLE, COMPASSIONATE, AND CARING SERVICE
TO ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. THE
HOLIDAYS ARE ABOUT FAMILY, AND FROM OUR
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PROVIDING EVERYONE WITH NOTHING BUT THE
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December 25, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7B


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, the most wonderful time of the year con-
tinues with another round of bowl games leading up to the show-
down between Florida and Oklahoma. The ultimate matchup in the
BCS National Championship game is Jan. 8. Florida will win its
second title in three years. My predicted score is Florida 56
Oklahoma 24. Mark it down.
Coaching changes continue as Iowa State hired former Pitt and
Auburn defensive coordinator Paul Rhodes as its head coach. Ron
English got the job at Eastern Michigan.
When West Virginia meets North Carolina in the Meineke Car
Care Bowl, Pat White has a chance to be the first QB in history to
win four straight bowl games. He is already the all-time rushing
QB in college history.
Tickets for the Gators and Oklahoma are hard to come by
unless you have around $350 each. The original price was as low
as $175, but don't look for that now.
Tickets for the Orange Bowl, on the other hand, are selling for
'$1 each. Virginia Tech and Cincinnati are really packing them in.
Maryland and Nevada might set a record for the least tickets sold
in their game in Boise, Idaho.
The Bucs have fallen apart down the stretch. Probably out of
the playoff picture. The Detroit Lions have lost 15 straight games,
surpassing the 1976 Bucs who went 0-14. Guess it could be worse.


The Miami Dolphins need a win against the Jets in New York next
week. Chad Pennington has led a team to 10 wins that last season
won only once and still they are not in the playoffs for sure.
Arizona, at 8-7, is already locked in. And many think the BCS is
flawed.
Now let's look at this week's Bill 0' Fare for Bowl Season
week two...
1.) Motor City Bowl Florida Atlantic 6-6 vs. Central
Michigan 8-4. The MAC Champs should have no trouble against
FAU. CMU 38 FAU 17.
2.) Meineke Car Care Bowl West Virginia 8-4 vs. North
Carolina 8-4. Pat White is playing his last game for the
Mountaineers. He should win his fourth straight bowl game and
ride off to the NFL as the greatest player to ever wear the Gold &
Blue. West Virginia 31 UNC 17.
3.) Champs Sports Bowl Wisconsin 7-5 vs. FSU 8-4. The
Seminoles' speed and offensive line play will be the difference over
the slow Big 10. FSU 34 Wisconsin 21.
4.) Emerald Nut Bowl Miami 7-5 vs. California 8-4. The
Bears are in their own back yard. The Canes are young as well.
California 35 Miami 17.
5.) Independence Bowl Northern Illinois 6-6 vs. La. Tech 7-
4. The Huskies are playing another team in their back yard. La Tech
28 NIU 24.
6.) Papa Johns Bowl North Carolina State 6-6 vs. Rutgers 7-
5. Don't let the records fool you. These two teams were possibly
the hottest teams at season's end. Both roared back to make it to a
bowl from early season disasters. Rutgers 31 NCSU 30.


7.) Alamo Bowl Northwestern 9-3 vs. Missouri 9-4. Chase
Daniel gets a last curtain call. It is fitting he goes out with a great
night. Missouri 45 Northwestern 23.
8.) Humanitarian Bowl Maryland 7-5 vs. Nevada 7-5. Blue
turf and an empty stadium await this bowl unless tickets are given
away. Maryland 27 Nevada 16.
9.) Texas Bowl Rice 9-3 vs. Western Michigan 9-3. Look for
a lot of scoring. The Owls are pass-happy, throwing over 40 times
per game. Rice 47 WMU 31.

10.) Holiday Bowl Oregon 9-3 vs. Oklahoma St. 9-3. Good
matchup with a plethora of scoring from top teams from the PAC
10 and Big 12. Oklahoma St. 44 Oregon 38.
11.) Armed Forces Bowl Air Force 8-4 vs. Houston 7-5.
Another fun game to watch with AF running the bone and the
Cougars throwing the ball everywhere. Houston 45 Air force 35.
12.) Sun Bowl Oregon State 8-4 vs. Pitt 9-3. Wannstedt has
not proven he can win a bowl game. OSU beat Southern Cal.
Oregon State 35 Pitt 20.
13.) Music City Bowl Boston College 9-4 vs. Vanderbilt 6-
6. Everyone's heart will be with Vandy but BC is a little stronger.
BC 27 Vandy 17.
14.) Insight Bowl Kansas 7-5 vs. Minnesota 7-5. Jay Hawks
should pass their way to a win over a Big 10 foe. Kansas 33
Minnesota 21.
15.) Chick-fil-a Bowl LSU 7-5 vs. Georgia Tech 9-3. LSU
has played a much tougher schedule but GT did beat Georgia. LSU
37 Georgia Tech 27.








8B The Herald-Advocate, December 25, 2008


By KASEY HELMS
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady 'Cats soccer team
had a full week, before the hol-
iday break, playing three games
and winning two.
On Monday the soccer girls
faced off again against DeSoto,
having played them the previ-
ous week, and lost 4-2.
"The girls fought hard but
were unable to finish some
good chances," said head coach
,David Hatch.
Lady 'Cats junior Kristina
Garcia and senior Daisy Escoto
both scored goals.
Early in the second half of the
game, midfielder Maria Ansel-
mo was injured, and according
to Hatch, "the Lady 'Cats lost
control of the midfield." The
score was 2-1 with DeSoto in
the lead.


"I like how the girls tougnt
back when we were down 2-1
and scored to tie the game,"
said Hatch.'
The joy did not last long and,
according to Hatch, a "few
defensive mistakes" caused
DeSoto to gain the upper hand
and win the game.
On Tuesday the soccer girls
battled against Booker in a
home game and were victori-
ous.
"The defense played one of
the best games I have seen all
year," said Hatch.
He added, "We controlled
most of the game and had
numerous chances to finish the
ball. It was truly a team win."
The winning goal came late
in the second half when Garcia
ran down the side line and


All or us nave bad luck and good luck. The man who persists
through the bad luck-who keeps right on going-is the man who
is there when the good luck comes, and is ready to receive it.
-Robert Collier


passed the ball to Escoto, who
scored.
Hatch commended seniors
Marce Ramirez, Escoto and
Nancy Ramirez for "stepping
up and showing great leader-
ship."
The most anticipated game of
the year was the rematch
against Sebring. At the begin-
ning of the season the girls team
lost to the Lady Bluestreaks 7-3
but on Thursday the Lady 'Cats
pulled off a 2-0 win.
"The girls played their best
game of the season. I knew we
had it in us to beat them," said
Hatch.
Although two major players,
Marce Ramirez and Anselmo,
were out of the game due to
injuries, the Lady 'Cats used
teamwork and zapped the Lady
Blue Streaks.
Garcia scored both goals off
of corner kicks and was assisted
by Escoto.
Hatch contributed the win to
the team, "It was the great
defense played by the entire
team that got us that win."
"I am very proud of the girls
and how hard they have
worked," Hatch concluded.
The Lady 'Cats are now 5-5-
1 and play Palmetto in an away
game on Jan. 6.


Hoop Girls Improving


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"I'm so proud of them."
Head coach Don Gray want-
ed to congratulate his squad on
its improvement in the last cou-
ple of weeks. The girls had lost
to district-leading and state-
ranked DeSoto by 40 points in
mid-November. By last week's
game they had improved to los-
ing only 50-33.
"They are finding their places
and their success in places other
than on the scoreboard. They
are more relaxed and playing
really well," commented Gray
late last week.
They are off now until the
varsity-only home game on Jan.
9. The girls play at 6 p.m. and
the boys about 7:30. Hardee
host Avon Park on Jan. 13 in
the usual JV-varsity tilt.
Hardee had a pair of games to
go into the holiday break. The
varsity hosted Walker Acad-
emy on Dec. 6, and played
tough in losing 35-28. Senior
Sabrina "Noonie" Holmes nail-


ed a pair of treys and pair of
deuces for 10 points, equalizing
Megan Bodell's 10 points for
Walker. Soph Ashley Louis
matched Kristell Gabon with
eight points each for heir
squads.
Four other girls from Walker
shared points, while Lindy
Rossman and Ivette Cisneros
had four apiece and Summer
Palmer added two points for
Hardee.
Holmes, who is high scorer
.for Hardee with an average 12
points a game, was high scorer
in the game at DeSoto. She
notched 14 points with another
pair apiece of treys and deuce
and four-for-four at the charity
stripe. The Lady Bulldogs'
highest scorer had 11 points.
Soph Maria Avalos added a
half dozen, Louis four points,
Elvira Servin a three-pointer,
and Cisneros, Naomi Alvarado
and Palmer two points each.
Others in the game were Katie
Jernigan, Ashley Nichols and
Rossman.


Holmes and Avalos each
recorded four rebounds and a
block, Alvarado had a pair of
assists, and Cisneros and Servin
each added a steal.
The Hardee JV played
against DeSoto also and cut.
their deficit from 36 points in
the first game to 17 points. In
last week's game, soph LaCre-
sha Carlton continued to lead
Hardee. Although fouling out in
a game which saw 24 fouls on
Hardee and nine for DeSoto,
Carlton managed 11 points
before taking the bench. Three
other Hardee players were lim-
ited with four fouls apiece.
For Hardee, Danely Flores
finished with six points, Caitlin
Sockalosky had four, and Paige
Massey, Artrice Hines, Monser-
rad Duran, Lauren Moore each
two points.
"It was a running clock late in
the game. LaCresha hit a three-
pointer from past half court at
the end of the first quarter that
narrowed the DeSoto lead to 8-
7," noted coach Ken Leupold.


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December 25, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9R


1Soccer Boys Getting Defensive
Soccer Boys Getting Defensive


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Good defense, effective pass-
ing and confidence are evident
as the Hardee Wildcat soccer
team continues to show im-
provement.
. Coach Gilbert Vasquez is see-
ing some of his younger players
step up as he melds a squad of
four seniors and a lot of under-
classmen. Although there are
five juniors, the majority are
sophs and freshmen, who are
making their presence felt.
This will be a key as the team
has only three games left on the
schedule in early January
before district playoffs. Hardee
plays at Palmetto on Jan. 6,
hosts Braden River Jan. 8 and
closes with a trip to Sarasota
Booker on Jan. 13.
The 'Cats had a trio of games
last week, losing 2-1 to DeSoto,


playing even 1-1 with Booker
and losing 4-2 to Sebring.
"Booker has some young,
top-notch players and their
older players are doing well.
We are young, fast and physi-
cal, in good shape. We were
ahead until the final seven min-
utes when Booker scored,"
reported Vasquez.
Hardee's only goal came
from the foot of freshman
Misael Garcia, his second or
third this season. "With his
speed and endurance, he is out-
running their defense. He took a
pass from Martin Vega and had
the confidence to stop and mea-
sure his shot," said Vasquez.
Many Hardee shots have gone
awry when they are taken- in
haste; he explained.
Against Sebring at home,
"we played a beautiful game.
We are finally getting in sync


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Merry Christmas and Happy
Hanukkah to everyone.

PARK TRIPS
On Dec. 17, Sandy and Rudy
Lapp arranged a trip to Punta
Gorda. We had an enjoyable
dinner and were then taken on a
Christmas light tour via boat
throughout the canals, listening
to Christmas music. It was quite
a sight to see all houses decorat-
ed with thousands and thou-
sands of lights.

CHRISTMAS EVE
The evening started at 6 with
a golf-cart parade throughout
the park. The streets were lined
with luminaries. Following the
parade, everyone met at the rec
hall to enjoy finger food and


sing Christmas carols. The
Crystal Lakes Boys and Girl
played. The winners of the
decoration awards were pre-
sented.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Dec. 17 were
Cal and Betty, Bernice English
and Dick Barker. Dick Robin-
son led the U.S. Pledge, Marg
Flummerfelt led the Canadian
Pledge and Don Merillat led the
prayer. The 50/50 winners were
Herb and Pat Kimball, Maxine
Stromme, Mary Stewart, Rich
Henry and Frank and Diane
Landry.

BINGO
On Dec. 12, Bert Elofson
won the large special bingo and


and using effective passing. We
are more confident in our abili-
ty," commented Vasquez.
Hardee missed three shots,
but was fouled on all of them
making two by penalty shots,
one by Vega and one by Ivan
Narvaez.
Vasquez has changed up his
defense in the last couple of
games, to three sweepers and
two defenders. It has been
effective in slowing opponents.
As a result, Hardee is losing by
a point, 3-2, 2-1. "We're hold-
ing back more drives and are
much improved," he said.
His only seniors are
Humberto Nolasco, Eliseo
Diaz, Isaac Vasquez and Jorge
Juarez. "We are playing a
young squad, but they are play-
ing more confidently," he con-
cluded.


Pudge Hierlihy won the small
special.
Pennie Kendorski won the
large special on Dec. 15, and
Keith Stephens won the small
special.

MIXED GOLF
The winners on Dec. 15 were
J.J. Dufour, Nancy Morrison,
Joe Schrobback and Gaylord
Williams.

CHURCH
The service was opened by
the Rev.Robert Winne with the
congregation singing, accompa-
nied by Carol Jones on piano
and Bob Bolhouse on the organ.
The choir, directed by Nancy
Morrison, sang "This Christmas
I'm Dreaming Of." The offer-
ing was taken by Dick Craig
and Bob Wilday. Maxine
Stromme was the greeter for the
67 residents in attendance.
The sermon was entitled,
"What Is Christmas All
About?" based on Isaiah 42:22
and 57:21. Winne asked the
question, "What is Peace?" He
told us that when we are saved,
God gives us His peace, and
when we are out of fellowship
and away from God, there is no
peace, no satisfaction and no
joy. If we have peace with God;
we have peace of God.
A social time followed the
service. Doughnuts, coffee and
orange juice were served by Flo
Smith and Jerry and Judy
McBride.


COURTESY PHOTO
Activities Director Sue Fay (left) congratulates Carol
Colby (center) and Betty Lutz on the success of the toy
drive.

Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock


TOY DRIVE
Hardee Helpers received a
van full of toys and $500 col-
lected by Carol Colby and Betty
Lutz. Jane Martin also assisted
as one of Santa's helpers.

WEDDING RECEPTION
The bells were ringing on
Nov. 8 at the Brookside Bluffs
Condominium Park. The entire
community was gathered to cel-
ebrate the recent marriage of
Joan Kennedy and Richard
Getchell.
In lieu of gifts, everyone
brought non-perishable food for
our local Hardee County food
banks. About 170 were in atten-


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and family of both the bride and
groom. Way to go, Brookside
Bluffs!

RED HATS
The Brookside Dazzlers,


organized by Queen Mother
Phyllis Moore, did bell-ringing
for the Salvation Army kettles
at Wal-Mart on Dec. 10 and 15.
Contributions by shoppers go to
deserving families in Hardee
County.

DINNER SHOW
Saturday, Dec. 13, residents
enjoyed a variety show by
comedian Homer Noodleman.
Tables were individually deco-
rated with a wide variety of
Christmas china and goblets.
Centerpieces ranged from a
manger scene to a white-and-
silver antique Santa Claus set
off by white candles. Abroasted
chicken dinner was served.

CHAPEL
Sunday, Dec. 14, coffee and
cake were served before the ser-
vice. Gospel singers Edith and
Kenny Creasy favored us with a
moving, original song by their
friend, Henry Pierce, entitled
"Christmas Time." It expressed
gratitude for family Christ-
mases when Henry's mother
was alive. The Creasys are resi-
dents of Brookside Bluff.
Pastor William Martin's mes-
sage, "The Peace of Christmas,"
assured us that Jesus is "The
Prince of Peace." Nations and
individuals may not have peace,
but each one can find peace
with Jesus Christ.
Andy and Jean Konz were
our greeters and also con-
tributed flowers for our sanctu-
ary setting.


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HJHS Girls Beat Eagles


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High girls
basketball team went into the
holiday break happy.
There was only the one
evening of home games last
week, against Hill-Gustat. The
Hardee girls won, the boys lost.
They'll start again Jan. 8
when Hardee travels to Lake
Placid for the last game in the
first round of Heartland compe-
tition. On Jan. 12, Hardee will
start the "second season," play-
ing each of its Heartland oppo-
nents one more time, starting
with DeSoto at home on Jan.
12. Then, there will games
against Avon Park, Sebring,
Hill-Gustat and Lake Placid
again to end the season.
"It's a good way to go on
break," said girls head coach


Any Maddox, who emptied his
bench during the evening, get-
ting everyone in for a least a
few minutes. Scoring was well-
balanced in the 18-9 win.
Bailey Carlton hit a trey and a
deuce in the fourth quarter for
five points. Robyn Tanksley
had a pair of deuces for four
points. Ashley Armstrong,
Allison Allen-Hunter and
Desiree Smith each sank a
deuce, and Ana Saldivar,
Destiny McClellan, and Alyssa
Casso each nailed one free
throw.
Others participating offen-
sively and defensively were
Shreya Patel, Kayla Nichols,
Alexan Maddox, Carleigh
Coleman, Nyshira Jackson and
Carlista Brown.
Angie Pinter had seven of the
nine points for Hill-Gustat and


Keia Shannon added a deuce.
Meanwhile, Hardee boys had
no answer for a pair of double-
digit scorers for the Eagles, one
with 18 and the other with 14
points, together scoring more
than the Hardee squad in the
46-23 loss. Hill- Gustat ran up
an extra 20 points in the fourth
quarter, 10 by high scorer M.
Deuberry.
For Hardee, Keyon Brown
dropped four hoops for eight
points. Garrett Albritton and
Kain Casso each added five,
Kris Johnson had a two-pointer
and Jacob Neuhofer added a
free throw.
Others playing for Hardee are
Kramer Royal, Daniel Boehm,
Justin Forrester, Zachary
Neuhofer, Luke Palmer, C.K.
"Sunshine" Douglas and Luke
"Chuck" Winter.


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:i'
Luis Miguel Gomez, 19, Fort
Meade, and Nelda Alina Fran-
co, 18, Fort Meade.
Ortho Allen Barber, 32, Wau-
chula, and Kimberly Lyn Hen-
derson, 33, Wauchula.
Dusty Lee Massey, 20, Wau-
chula, and Krystle Rose Allen
Williams, 18, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
GMAC LLC vs. Dorothy A.
Kelley, default judgment.
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Co, a/s/o
Michael S. Pender vs. Cody
McClain, judgment.
Arrow Financial Services
LLC vs. Jay Wells, stipulated
settlement approved, case dis-
missed.
Forest Glade Apartments vs.
Howard Hosey, default judg-
ment for eviction of tenant.
Capital One Bank USA NA
vs. Anita Mires, judgment, exe-
cution withheld.


For Motor Credit Co. LLC
ys. John 0. an'd Charlotte Vick-
ery, judgment against Charlotte
Vickery.
Capital One Bank vs. Mary
E. Trammell, dismissed.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Donnell Patton, dismissed.

There was no county mis-
demeanor or criminal traffic
court because of the judicial
conference.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Kimberly Ann Dunn and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Phillip Lloyd
Hagood, petition for child sup-
port.
Citimortgage Inc. vs. Steph-
en W. Ragland; Jennifer R.
Ragland et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
James McCurry Sr., Rita T.
McCurry et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Michael L. Mathis, Kimberly
K. Mathis et al, petition for


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, JANUARY 08, 2009, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following request:
Agenda No.
09-03
Gary DJSophla Smith by and through the Authorized Representa.
tive requests approval of Site Construction Plan for Hilltop
Acres to reconfigure five parcels under a subdivision platto result in
seven F-R-zoned lots for development located in the Agriculture Future
Land Use District
On or abt S side of Altman Rd
E of Johns Rd 16 34 25 0000 01850 0000

3.71MOL ac Cornm at NW corn of SW114 run N 89deg30min27sec E
466.70 ftto POB S00deg04min46sec W 848.29 ft MOL
N89deg12min08sec E 356.85 ft N00deg04min20sec E 378.35 ft MOL
S89deg30mln27sec W 296.55 ft N00deg04min46sec E 440.76 ft
S89deg30mln27sec W 60 ft to POB 816. T34S. R25E

AND 16 34 250000 01980 0000
I,0MOLac Beg at NW corn of SW114 run N89deg30min27sec E
526.7,0 ft SOOdeg04min4#6sW 293.84 ft for POB S00deg04min46sec
W 146.92 ft N89deg30minl2ec E 296.55 ft N00deg04min09sec E
146.92 ftS89deg30min27sec W 296.54 ft to POB
S16. T34S. R25E

AND 16 34 25 0000 02000 0000
1.06MOL ac Corn at NW corn of SW114 run S00deg04min46sec W
209.01 ft for POB S00deg04min46sec W 209 ft N89deg30min27sec E
46.70 ft N00deg04min46sec E 209 ft S89deg30min27sec W 466.70 ft to
POB LESS W 220.85 ft thereof as per PB-B38, P04 subj to rd rw
S16. T34S. R25E

AND 16 34 25 0000 02020 0000
1.06MOL ac Corn at NW corn of SW114 run S00deg04min46sec W
418.01 ft for POB S00deg04min46sec W 209 ft N89deg30min27sec E
466.70 ft N00deg04min46sec E 209 ft S89deg30min27sec W466.70 ftto
POB LESS W 220.85 ft thereof as per PB-B38, P04, subj to rd r/w
S16. T34S, R25E

AND' 1 34 250000 02030 0000
1.06MOL Comrn at NW corn of SWi/4 run S00deg04min46sec W
627.01 ft for POB S00deg04min46sec W 209 ft N89deg30min27sec E
466.70ft N00deg04min46sec E 209 ft S89deg30min27sec W 466.70 ftto
PO1 LESS W 220.85 ft thereof as per PB.B38, P04, subj to rd r/w
S S16. T34S. R25E

09-04
Jerry H. Sr./Kathryn C. Melendy by and throughthe Authorized
Representative requests a Rezone of 4.0MOL acres from A-1
(Agriculture) to C-2 (General Commercial) to locateloperate
a business office for Coker Fuel by first temporarily-locating a mobile
commercial office trailer to be used as the business office during the
construction of the permanent business office structure.

The parcel is located in the Highway Mixed Use Future Land Use
District.
On or abt E si of US Hwy 17
S of E REA Rd 33 33 25 0000 08100 0000
. In SE corn of NW1l4 of SE1/4 wedge-shaped E of RR
S33. T33S, R25E
Roger Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARINGon
Thursday, JANUARY 22, 2009, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda No. 09-04
All Public Hearings to be held In BCC Board Room, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 W Orange St., Wauchula, FL

Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This Is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z public
heaflna. 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
PlanningiDevelopment Department, 110 S. 9 Ave., Wauchula, Florida.
All Interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
seed to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
s made by a court reporter. 12:18,25c


courthoseRe


mortgage foreclosure.
Erica D. Alvarez and DOR
vs. Robert Mushrush III, peti-
tion for administrative child
support order.
Jessica N. Summerlin and
DOR vs. Ariel Martinez, peti-
tion for administrative .child
support order.
Deutsche Bank vs. Maureen
L. Mello, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Esmeralda Calderon vs.
David Cruz Jr., petition for
injunction for protection.
Jennifer Otero and Timothy
Otero, divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Poquita L. Bogan White and
DOR vs. Jerome S. Bogan Sr.,
voluntary dismissal.
Lidiana Pascual vs. Feliciano
Chavez Bautista, voluntary dis-
missal of temporary injunction.
for protection.
Linda Darlene Ratliff and'
Clyde Thomas Ratliff III, dis-
missed.
Kayla Herrera vs. Benjamin
Herrera, injunction for protec-
tion amended.
Amy Petty and Danny Petty
Jr., divorce.
HSBC Bank USA National
Association vs. George P.
McCook et al, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
Aurora Loan Services LLC
vs. Rafael A. Sanchez et al,
judgment of mortgage foreclo-
sure.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Arlan Kyle Clanton, cultiva,
tion of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
Gerardo DeSantiago, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge possession of metham-
phetamife), probation revoked,
two years community control
- house arrest, with inhouse
residential drug treatment; vio-
lation of probation (original
charges possession of drug
paraphernalia and possession of
an alcoholic beverage under
21), time served, probation ter-
minated.
Luis Alberto Gonsalez, grand
theft, 18 months probation, no
contact with victim, $520 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $300 court-
appointed attorney fee, $100
cost of prosecution (COP),
$300 investigative costs, $285-


restitution joint with co-defen-
dant, 100 hours community
service.
Carl Dean King, violation of
probation (original charge petit
theft), probation extended one
month with same conditions.
James Edward McCafferty,
violation of probation (original
charges burglary of structure
and grand theft auto), probation
terminated, judge reserves juri-
sdiction over restitution, unpaid
fines and fees placed on lien.
Valente Mendez Jr., felony
DUI and driving while license
suspended, transferred to coun-
ty criminal traffic court.
Jeffrey Dean Svendsen, dri-
ving while license suspended,
probation 12 months, $340 fine
and court costs, $150 public
defender fees, $100 COP; grand
theft, not prosecuted.
Jeffery Valdez, three counts
failure of sexual predator to
register, three years community
control with electronic monitor-
ing on first count, three years
community control on second
and third counts, consecutive to
first sentence, $415 court costs,
$40 public defender fee, $100
COP.
Ralph Williams III, fleeing to
elude a law enforcement officer
with active lights and siren, and
driving while license suspend-
ed, estreated bonds.
Leaford Mark Bernard, intro-
ducing a controlled substance
into a correctional facility, 18
months Florida State Prison,
concurrent to sentence being
served and with credit for time
served, $520 fine and court
costs, and $100 COP placed on
lien.
Jean Carlos Morales, posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
sell or deliver reduced to
possession of marijuana more
than 20 grams, adjudication
withheld, two years drug
offender probation, curfew,
evaluation/treatment, warrant-
less search and seizure, no alco-
hol or drugs or contact with
people who use them, $520 fine
and court costs, $340 public
defender fees, $100 COP; culti-
vation of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, not
prosecuted.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Deutsche Bank National
Trust Co. as trustee to Camilo P.
and Dolores C. Morillo,
$32,500.
Jose T. and Maria A. Rodri-
guez to Wauchula Groceries
LLC, $51,000.
Wells Fargo Bank NA as
trustee to James L. and Lillian
K. Hughes and Andrew T. and
Leona J. Nickerson, $90,000.
Larry Collins to James
Rozzo as trustee (three proper-
ties) $50,000.
Frances C. Crews to John.
and Mary Wheeler, $30,000.

Even doubtful accusations
leave a stain behind them.


The Oasis
By Georgia

MUSIC
Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. our
music jams have been doing
very well. We heard bluegrass,
country and gospel music.
Cookies and coffee were serv-
ed. The 50/50 went to Dave
Mills, Rose Price and Grover
Wethington.
Jan. 11 will be our day for
bluegrass music, with special
artists coming in.

POTLUCK
Our potluck supper saw 366
empty stomachs and there was
not one going home empty. We
have the best cooks in Hardee
County, from casserole dishes,
homemade bread to delicious
desserts.

POKENO
Shirley Hyde has been run-
ning with the pennies since
pokeno began, but this week
Neda Colston and Mary Marr
split the winnings.

BINGO
Tuesday and Thursdays are
our bingo nights starting at 6.
The excitement that fills the
room becomes quite when the
game starts and the anticipation


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SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND
APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102
Courthouse Annex. 412 W. Orange Street. Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF January 08h & 22nd
Planning Session January 16" beginning at 8:30 a.m.
January 01" County Offices Closed New Years Day
January 19 County Offices Closed Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
MONTH OF January- 27" at 8:30 a.m.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month at
6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF January 08"
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room
202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF January 12t
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF January 05
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF January- 12"e at 5:30 p.m.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlava Drive. Wauchula
MONTH OF January 13"
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as heeded at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium
MONTH OF January 13th at Noon
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF January 27'-

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special arrangements should contact the County Commissioner's office at least
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This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person
decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter
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and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dale Johnson, Chairman 12:25


RV News
inna Mills

begins to see who will call out
the first "bingo."
This week, Audtey Semler.,,
won the 50/50 and' way more
than her share of the games.
Judy Drummond won, the jack- -<
pot.

SHUFFLEBOARD.
We had a great turnout for.,
shuffleboard this week. The
competition was very c6mpeti-
tive. Ray Moore and Janet
Johnson were the big winners
of the day.

HORSESHOES
The horseshoes are flying ,-
back in forth with more com-
petitive action than I have seen
in a long time. George Semler
has been waiting for this for a
long time. It's beginning to look
like he will have a great tourna-
ment in 2009.

BREAKFAST
Fred Marsh heads up our
sausage-gravy and biscuit.
breakfast. As I've said before,
"We have the best cooks in
Hardee County." The hosts K
were Rose Price, Janet and
Terry Johnson.





































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