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Quit Smokeless

Tobacco Use

.. .Article 5B


The


Herald-Advocate,


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 4.
2 Sections, 20 Pages


Thursday, January 1, 2009


WHAT ROAD?


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
James Story, of Auburndale, was driving his semi-trailer truck south bound, on Crewsville Road approaching
Sweetwater Road, when his load shifted and his trailer overturned around 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, according to Florida
Highway Patrol trooper Jesse DeBoom. Responding to the scene was Hardee County Fire/Rescue, and a Florida
Department of Transportation investigator. Story did not receive any injuries and no charges will be filed.


Man Faces


Rape Charge


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man who allegedly took
what he wanted for Christmas is
now' behind bars on a rape
charge.
William Clayton Arnold, 24,
of 510 E. Palmetto St., Wau-
chula, was booked into the
Hardee County Jail last week
on the second-degree felony
charge of sexual assault.
He remained in custody as of
Tuesday afternoon of this week
in lieu of posting a $5,000 cash
or surety bond.
Arnold will be arraigned in
Hardee Circuit Court this com-
ing Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
According to Maj. Claude
Harris Jr. of the Hardee County
Sheriffs Office, Arnold was
arrested after a 24-year-old
woman accused him of raping
her.


Arnold


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Press Time


Harris said the two were
parked in the front yard of
Arnold's father's house on Dena
Circle between midnight and 1
a.m. last Monday, Dec. 21,
when the alleged assault
occurred.
The woman told Det. Andrew
McGuckin that she and Arnold
were talking while sitting in the
back seat of her vehicle. Then,
she alleged, Arnold began kiss-
ing her on the cheek and neck.
The woman told Arnold that
See MAN 2A



2008



Ends
'I'his week, The Herald-
Advocate concludes a review of
Hardee County's top stories for
the year 2008.
July
Without a word of discussion,
the Hardee County School
Board fired a 30-year employee
and department head last week.
Board members opted 2-3 not
to renew the district's contract
with Transportation Director
Dick Daggett. Wendell Cotton
and Joe Jones voted to retain
Daggett, while Jan Platt, Gina
Neuhofer and Chairman Tanya
Royal voted to dismiss him.
Six of Hardee County's seven
schools have earned an A or a B
on their annual report cards
from the state Department of
Education.
The family of the man who
committed suicide in 2006
See NEWSMAKERS 3A


Welcome 2009!


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
As 2008 turns into 2009, per-
haps the biggest news has been
the economic collapse which
has impacted local governments
and residents alike.
The slow economy, with its
lower tax revenues a result of
Amendment I, has forced cost-
cutting measures on local, state
and federal levels.
Still Hardee Countians have
seen a lot of progress in the last
year and look forward to more
for 2009.
Several projects under way
should be completed in 2009,
including Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc.'s new building


on North Florida Avenue, the
county's youth soccer park off
Altman Road, and the
town/county Police Station/Fire
Department :building in Zolfo
Springs.
BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT
Impact fees will be delayed
on industry, school and residen-
tial development at least until
July. Still there are several resi-
dential complexes and business
centers planned.
Bill Lambert, county director
of economic development, is
optimistic. The Industrial De-
velopment Authority, which he
See WELCOME 2A


46.





Couple Arrested On


Trafficking Charges


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Wauchula couple have
been accused of illegally por-
tioning out and selling a re-
stricted painkiller prescribed for
the wife.
James Milton Kelly, 44, and
Josephine Kelly, 43, both of
800 S. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
were arrested by the Hardee
County Drug Task Force after
allegedly offering the narcotic
to confidential informants.
The husband was booked into
the Hardee County Jail on Dec.
16 on two counts of trafficking
in hydrocodone, a first-degree
felony, and on one count of pos-
session of a prescription drug
without a prescription, a third-
degree felony.
The wife was jailed the fol-
lowing day, Dec. 17, on a single
trafficking count.
Hydrocodone is an opium
derivative.
James Kelly remained in cus-
tody this week in lieu of a
$30,000 bond. He was arraign-
ed in Hardee Circuit Court on'
Wednesday of last week, plead-


ing not guilty to the charges.
His next court date is this
coming Tuesday.
At that time, Josephine
Kelly's case is set for arraign-
ment before Circuit Judge
Marcus J. Ezelle. Meanwhile,
she posted a $1,000 bond on
Dec. 18 to gain her release
pending trial.
According to sheriff's Maj.
Claude Harris Jr., a spokesman
for the inter-agency Drug Task
Force, the couple's arrests
stemmed from an October oper-
ation conducted by detectives in
the Task Force.
Josephine Kelly allegedly
went to a doctor on Oct. 13 to
try to get a prescription for the
narcotic painkiller hydro-
codone, Harris explained.
Earlier, he alleged, she had told
a confidential informant of her
plans.
Afterward, she reportedly
contacted the confidential infor-
mant, saying she had succeeded
and was getting a hydrocodone
prescription filled, but would
not know how many pills she
See COUPLE 2A


Kelly Kelly


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... PHOTOS BY KASEY HELMS
2009 will be full of new beginnings and new buildings. Both Wauchula and Zolfo Springs are experiencing .growth
with Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc erecting a new building on Metheny Road in Wauchula and a new Police
and Fire station In Zolfo Springs on south U.S. 17.


INDEX
Classifieds..................6A
Courthouse Report....... 3B
Crime Blotter................5A
Hardee Living................4B
Obits............................ 4A
Roundups...................3A
School Lunch Menus....5B


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18122 07290 3


Local College

Students Score

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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 1, 2008


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN,
Sports Editor



115 S. Seventh Ave.
P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255
Fax: (863) 773-0657


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COUPLE
Continued From 1A
was prescribed until' she picked
up the prescription at the phar-
macy, Harris said.
When called later that after-
noon, Josephine Kelly allegedly
said she had 40 pills available.
Harris charged that she made a
deal to sell 15 of them for $100,
arranging to meet a confidential
informant along the way as she
and her husband walked home
from the Stop 'n Shop store on
U.S. 17 at Bay Street.
The confidential informants
met up .with the couple on
South Seventh Avenue in the



MAN
Continued From 1A
she had just gotten out of a rela-
tionship, and was not ready for
sexual advances. She repeated
this several times, she reported,
-but he persisted.
ALsArnold coritiiued kissing
lier, he allegedly said"to the
woman, "You are my Christmas
present." Then, she alleged, he
began to pull down her jeans.
The woman told investigators
that Arnold held her arms down
as she continued to tell him to
stop.
He refused.
The woman was later exam-
ined at Florida Hospital Wau-
chula, where evidence was col-
lected, Harris said.
The major noted that Arnold
at first denied having any sexu-
al relations with the woman, but
when told the hospital con-
firmed a sexual act had taken
place, Arnold said, "She raped
me."
Arnold was arrested at 8:30
a.m. on Monday of last-week,
Harris said.


rear parking lot of The Panda
restaurant. Harris alleged James
Kelly referred to the painkillers
as "15 number 10s" and called
them "the good ones, good
ones," meaning the pills he
doled out were 10 milligrams
each, the highest strength pre-
scribed.
Further,. Harris alleged, Kelly
offered to sell the informant 15
more hydrocodone pills and 60
other pills he claimed would go
"straight to the nerve."
The controlled buy was mon-
itored by members of the Drug
Task Force, Harris said, adding
that Josephine Kelly stood
across the roadway with the
couple's small daughter as the
alleged sale took place.
Once taken into evidence, the
pills were examined and
weighed, coming in at 10
grams. The sale of over four
grams of hydrocodone merits a
trafficking charge.
Harris said the dual traffick-
ing count lodged against James'
.Kelly camo-from a second sale
alleged to hase occurred on
Oct. 14. That time, he said,
James Kelly sold 15 more
hydrocodone pills for $100 and
"threw in" a few of the other
pills he had spoken of the day
before. Moreover, Harris
alleged, Kelly offered to try to
get some vicodin pills for the
informant.
Again, Harris noted, the
alleged transaction was moni-
tored by detectives with the
Drug Task Force.
This time, he said, the
hydrocodone pills weighed in at
9.7 grams while the five other
pills, _determined to be
gabapentin, came in at 2.7
grams.
At the conclusion of the Drug
Task Force investigation, the
Kellys were charged and arrestV
ed.


Attention now is mostly on winter sports, soccer, basketball and
girls weightlifting.
By the way, construction on the youth soccer fields west of
Wauchula is coming along nicely. Grading is mostly done and they
should be finished by late spring.
Girls soccer won two of its three games last week before the
holiday break, winning over both Sarasota Booker and Sebring.
Seniors Daisy Escoto, Marce Ramirez and Nancy Ramirez and
junior Kristina Garcia are scoring well.
The soccer boys are improving in speed, endurance, defense
and accuracy. They have lost several games by just one goal lately.

On the hoop scene, Hardee boys go as their junior leaders do. If
Jarrell Ellis and Antjuan Jones do well and are joined by senior
Postene Louisjeune and freshman Jajuan Hooks in leading the
'Cats, the team fares well. They each scored in double digits in a
holiday tournament win over Pendleton Academy, but were held in
check against Fernandina Beach and lost a close game to the host
school Charlotte Tarpons.
Hardee girls are steadily improving, getting most of their points
from senior leader Sabrina "Nodnie" Holmes. The girls are more
relaxed, and getting back better on defense, which enables them to
get steals and assists easier.
Junior high hoops broke for the holidays with the girls' win
over Hill-Gustat. The boys. fought a losing battle against taller,
stronger opponents.

The weightlifting girls have had four meets and most of them
improve their lifts at each outing. There is the only one senior
Brittany Wiggins in a team of nine girls, who hope to do well in
subsectionals and sectiotnls.(n January.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please e-mail me at news.heraldadvocate @embarq-
mail.com or call me at 773-3255 with news'Jor this biweekly col-
umn. The sports news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for
events which happen over the weekend. They are due by noon
Monday.


WELl
Continue


heads, purchased an additional
104 acres for its 180-acre
Commerce Park last year, and
hope to see a major develop-
ment there.
"I think we have more in
store for Hardee County to con-
sider than we've ever had
before. We'll be hitting the
ground running with the County
Commission's first planning
session of the new year. There's
a lot of new projects to review
and consider," Lambert said.

SCHOOLS
New Superintendent of
Schools David Durastanti only
has a couple of obligated pro-
jects still on the drawing boards
for 2009.
Dedicated hurricane monies
will finally fund the two-story
addition to Bowling Green
Elementary School, which was
the worst damaged by 2004's
Hurricane Charley.
"It will be the first time there
will be an elevator for the stu-
dents there to use. Most are
unfamiliar with elevators,"
commented Durastanti, who
left his position as Bowling
Green principal to take up his
new task.
Another project for the new
year is additional roofing at
Hardee High School, with three
areas of the 30-year old school
getting replaced.
" Mostly, we're trying to figure
out finances. The state legisla-
ture hasn't told us, but we are
expecting massive education
funding cuts. We are looking to
the voters to ask for flexibility
in spending the two-mill rev-
enue normally set apart for cap-
ital projects, and allow us to use
it for operations during these
financial crises," Durastanti
said

COUNTY
The county completed some
projects in 2008, primarily
resurfacing of South Florida
Avenue and sidewalks and
water/sewer service to several
streets in Wauchula Hills.
Designations of rural village
and rural centers to concentrate
infrastructure such as roads,
water and sewer will give the
county direction for its plan-
ning.
With the recent mediation
decision to disallow opposition
to -the Mosaic mining plans,
some more phosphate tax dol-
lars will become available. All
five commissioners are cau-.
tiously excited about possibili-
ties in 2009, if the budget woes
can be resolved.
"I think things are going to be
interesting from the budget
standpoint and the economy. I
still believe we're poised for
growth, residential and com-
mercial development. Even


with the problems we're facing,
I feel we'll find solutions," said
District 4 Commissioner Bobby
Ray Smith.
"I'm still concerned about the
jail situation. It's older than we
think it is. It's worn out. ,We had
held up on the planning com-
mittee until after elections. I'm
chairman and want to get it
going again as soon as possi-
ble," he added.
New District 3 Commissioner
Terry Atchley agreed. "We face
some of the biggest challenges
in years, but I fegl we are in a
better position. Ther'eare a lot
of irons in the fire for 2009 that
I feel will mostly be positive
and beneficial to Hardee
County.
"Where do you start?" asked
District 5 Commissioner Dale
Johnson. "There's been a lot
going on behind the scenes
although it looks like nothing's
happening.. This has got to be
the year for. U.S. 17 to get atten-
tion. We have a potential major
project at 10 Mile Grade, and
eight or 10 others in the works.
Economic development is the
key. If any of these come
aboard, it will be a big asset and
enable us to lower the tax rate to
five or six mills," Johnson said.
District 2 ;Commissioner
Nick Timmerman was perhaps
least optimistic. "It's that
finances will be difficult
because of state mandates with
no funding for them and budget
cuts on top of that. We'll tight-
en our belts. If we get the
promised industrial and com-
mercial growth, we'll make it
just fine. We may not be the
richest county, but we know
how to tighten belts in hard
times; rural people know how
to do that," said Timmerman.
Finally, District 1 Commis-
sioner Minor Bryant chimed in.
"It would be good if the legisla-
ture cut all salaries (of elected
officials) 10 percent. Seriously,
I think things will stay about the
same. I donti see much differ--
ence in the economy turning in
2009.
"We are looking forward to
the new power plant opening,
and that will help our tax rev-
enue a lot. There are several
projects on hold waiting until
the economy turns around,"
Bryant concluded.
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SIWAUCIWLA
In 2008, Wauchula made
strides with the opening of
Giovanni's Restaurant and
Celtic Crossing downtown. A
major streetscaping project was
completed. The city building
department is getting set to start
by spring. The Hardee Help
Center will be moving to East
Bay Street, freeing up the old
Ausley Library for the Wau-
chula Garden Club.


Radon More Deadly


Breathing home indoor radon
causes nearly one hundred
times more deaths each year
than carbon monoxide poison-
ing.
Radon is the second leading
cause of lung cancer behind
smoking.
Some 20,000 people will die
this year due to breathing too
much radon without, even
knowing it.
Responding to. this danger,
the Environmental Protection
Agepcy (EPA) is joining state,
local, and tribal governments,
community, groups, public
health organizations, and indus-
try in designating January as
National Radon Action, Month,
to raise public awareness and.
promote actions reducing these
risks.
"In our national drive to
reduce greenhouse gases by
making our homes greener, we
shouldn't forget that they can't
truly, be green without being
safe places for people to live."
said. Marcus Peacock, EPA's
deputy administrator. "it's re-
markably easy to protect our
loved ones by testing for radon
and building new homes with
radon-resistant features that
allow .everyone to breathe
freely and safely."'
As part of Radon Action
Month, EPA has released a pub-
lic service announcements fea-
turing Fuad Reveiz, a member
of the National Association of
Home Builders and former NFL
Pro Bowl place-kicker.
"It's simple and cost-effective
to build new homes with radon-
resistant features," said Reveiz.
"It 'makes sense to do it right
from the start."
Radon is an invisible radioac-
tive gas that seeps into homes
undetected through foundation
cracks, and can reach harmful
levels if trapped indoors. It trav-
els up from underground


sources of uranium in the
earth's crust. EPA estimates that
one in 15 homes will have a
radon level of four PicoCuries
per liter (pCi/L) of air or more,
a level the agency considers
high.-
The. radon threat is pre-
ventable with some simple
steps. In existing homes, fami-
lies can begin protecting them-
selves by buying an easy-to-use
radon test kit to determine if a
high level exists; if so, a high
level might be, lowered simply
with a straight-forward radon
venting system installed by -a-
contractor. In new homes,
builders can easily and econom-
ically. include radon-resistant
features during construction,
and home buyers should ask for
these. EPA also recommends
that home buyers ask their
builder to test for radon gas
before they move in.
Radon preventive actions
have saved an estimated 6,000
lives in the last 20 years. EPA
has a goal to double that num-
ber, to 12,000 lives saved, in the
next five years. All Americans
can contribute to saving some-
one's life by testing and reduc-
ing- ,high levels in existing
homes or testing and building
radon-resistant new homes.
As part of an effort called
Radon Leaders Saving Lives,
EPA is working with state and
local governments, non-profit
organizations, and radon pro-
fessionals across the country to
educate consumers about ways
to reduce radon in existing and
new homes. Moreover, every-
one can be a radon leader and
help save a life by telling a
friend or neighbor about pre-
venting lung cancer from
breathing radon.
For more information about
radon, visit epa.gov/radon or
call 1-800-SOS-RADON (767-
7236)


new year.
First is electrical substation
rehabilitation and expansion,
for which construction should
start by June and, hopefully, be
done by December."We want to
get back in the power genera-
tion business. It's a beautiful
old power station. If we could
put in one to four turbine gener-
ators, we could cut out the
,Tampa Electric bills and stabi-'
lize the rates.
"Having at least one genera-
tor, will make it a fallback unit,
giving us capacity to light part
of the city after a hurricane. If
we had four generators, we
could be self-sufficient. We are
also looking at biodiesel fuels,
with the possibility of an $8
million facility on city property;
converting the methane gas
from food waste in grocery
stores in the four-county areas.
With a public/private partner-
ship, we could use locally
grown produce to generate our
own electricity and get substan-
tial savings on our electric
grid."
The second major project is
completing the city's fifth well.
The specifications and design
are done and Giroux hopes it
can be ready to go out for bid
and be completed in 2009.
Project three is Phase II of the
wastewater plant for which
design and engineering are
almost done and will .be ready
for bid by mid-year, under con-
struction late in the year and,
completed in early 2010. The
Phase I work is almost done, the
headworks and master lift sta-
tion are completed.
*Another project under way is
construction of a 10,000-
square-foot aircraft mainte-
nance hangar. The $770,000
project should be completed
early in the new year.
Giroux mentioned revival of
the Main Street program with
the arrival of Newman early in
the year, and the Garden Club
moving into the renovated Help
Center building by late January.
"We want to continue revital-
izing downtown with the pur-
chase of the Coker Fuel build-
ing and renovating it to use as a
business incubator and revenue
source. We'll use some of the
property for downtown park-
ing."
Giroux was "very adamant
that with infrastructure in place,
we need to plan and develop
new revenue streams for the
city. We want to do some cre-
ative thinking, 'out of the box,'


WOME
SFrom 1A
In 2008, the city took over the
Main Street program and, as the
year closed, chose Jessica
Newman as its Main Street/eco-
nomic development director.
She starts work here next week.
City Manager Rick Giroux
said, "The devil's in the details
and the city of Wauchula will be
pounding the pavement to
weather thq.se economic diffi-
culties." He looks to marketing
the community "to get the most
bang for our buck. It's a good
area for the wave of baby
boomers we hope will retire
here. We have the infrastructure
to support commercial, indus-
trial and residential growth."
Giroux said he wants to work
with the county, Wauchula,
Zolfo Springs and Bowling
Green, to bring in community-
friendly, clean industry. He list-
ed several major tasks for the


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without taxes or service fees..
With some Federal Rural
Development monies we can
turn city property into 'cash
cows.' I'm comfortable that if
that financing comes together, it
will be a financial shot in the
arm for the city," he concluded.

BOWLING GREEN
Bowling Green hired new
City Manager Yvonne Kimball
in October.
"I've spent the last three
months getting involved in
learning about and assessing the
community and its organiza-
tions. Internally, there may be
some reorganization.
Externally, I hope to .get out
more to interact with our citi-
zens."
Kimball said that if would
financially be a tight year with
limited government revenues,
"but despite this I'm still very
excited about the new year."
Adding water lines from
Jones Street to Ninth, partner-
ing with the School Board, will
be "much needed help for the
children, improving the water
pressure and being able to fight
fires better. The increased
capacity for fire protection is
critical to do for our children, a
high priority," she said.
She would like to get some
paving done, "depending on the
funding. We're closing out one
Community Development
Block Grant. We hope' to get
another to remodel and reopen
some recreational activities for
our children. We need parental
support in helping to supervise
their children."
Kimball also plans on launch-
ing the city's first web site by
mid-year. "I'm very ,excited
about that and have been look-
ing about for grant money for
website development," she said.
"As time goes by, we should
have more things on oui to-do
list, depending on revenue. We
want to continue to provide ser-
vices the citizens want with the
resources we have," she con-
cluded.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Town Manager Linda Rober-
son sees important but limited
things happening in Zolfo
Springs in 2009.
"We're hoping to complete -
the new sewer plant ahd recov-
er'from that disaster. We wvant to
do ftving on Third, Seventh,
and parts of Oak and Myrtle if
we can, Roberson said.
The fire/police station may be
done by March and the new
Dollar Store across U.S. 17
from Town Hall should be done
within four months, she added.
The city has applied for
another Florida Recreational
Development Program grant for
work at the Carmen' Vasquez
Park between Fourth and Fifth
streets. "We'll also pursue
whatever other funding we
can," she concluded


Luck has a peculiar habit of
favoring those who don't
depend on it.
-Anonymous



Luck is not something you
can mention in the presence
of self-made men.
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January 1, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


NEWSMAKERS
Continued From 1A


claim it was the negligence of
the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office that caused him to do so.
Betty Gale Gainous, the widow
of Thomas, Dale Gainous, has
filed a civil action seeking dam-
ages in excess of $15,000
against the Sheriff's Office.

A beloved junior high dean
and coach was killed in a
Monday accident. According to
Florida Highway Patrol reports,
Gregg M. White, 48, of Wau-


chula, was driving east of Brad-
enton of SR 64 on his 1997
Harley Davidson motorcycle at
10:05 a.m. when the driver of a
pickup truck pulled onto his
path.

An administrator fired by the
School Board last month is now
suing in federal court. Dick
Daggett, a 30-year district
employee who was director of
transportation at the time of his
dismissal, has named the


Kelly's Column
By Jim


In early December the largest citrus grove in Hardee County -
the old Overlook grove in the southwest quarter sold to Mosaic
Fertilizer for $34.3 million. The seller was Twenty-Twenty Groves.
The grove will be leased back to the seller for five years,
reported Marty Wohl, who handled the transaction for Heartland
Real Estate Corp. in Sebring. The property is 2,665 acres.
For many years Overlook was owned and operated by Herb
Abrons of New York and his family. The family sold the property
several years ago. I /

L Don Johnson, 70 0f Wauchula lost his long battle with dia-
/ betes on Dec. 27. He/sold cars for Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort
Meade for 30 years. Memorial services were held Dec. 29 at the
First Baptist Church in Wauchula.'
"Don was a very likeable man . very upbeat," said retired
basketball coach Dunning Terrell of Wauchula. /
He had great dignity.and courage, said pastor Ken Smfith. Don
and Carol Sue were nrdrried on Dec. 29 a year ago.
Rev. Smith said hife can be tough and quick but that God will
help us'and we all ha e to die sometime and come to judgment.'
"It's not over wh the fat lady sings. It is over when the King
of Kings says it's ove ," said the pastor.
Lifelong friend ohn Terrell also 'praised Johnson for his'i
courage, fortitude and guts in handling his health issue in recent r
years. "He was one of the toughest human, beings I have ever seen.'
John Ray Gough said Don dealt with his illness the bes he has ever
seen."
Terrell said Johnson was an honest ca salesman nd loved his
family and football the Wildcats, Gato s and Buc "He faced
adversity with a smile and positive attit ae. He lo ed to travel,
especially to New York. Don loved life." '
Terrell said as a teenager Don and his friends B bby Whidden,
Curtis DeYoufig and John Doughi jumped on a/ right train in
Wauchula and planned to hop off in Bowling Green but the train
continued fast through Bowling Green, Mulberry and Lakeland.
* The train finally slowed north of Lakeland, and they jumped off in
a field of sandspurs, walked back t6 Lakeland and hitched a ride
back to Wauchula. Don always had a good sense of humor.
Don was one of' three brothers including Graham and H.F.
Johnson Jr., who lives in Athens, )Ga., with his wife Wilma of 57
years. H.F. Jr. worked in quality control in Texas and Louisiana in
the oil industry. Their father H.F. Johnson of Wauchula played
quarterback in football and third base in baseball for the University
of Georgia in 1927 and 1928. Graham's son Tommy Johnson lives
Sin north Florida in Jennings and works in the phosphate industry.

For the year ending in mid-2008 the fastest growing states in
population were Utah, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina and
Colorado, wrote Stephen Ohlemacher of the Associated Press last
week in the Lak land Ledger. Two states Michigan and Rhode
Island lost population during the year.
Florida gained population counting births and immigration but
more people about 9,300 moved out of the Sunshine State than
moved here from other states. The states that attracted the most
people from other states were Texas, North Carolina, Arizona,
Georgia and South Carolina.
California had an outmigration net loss of 144,000 people.
People generally like to move to a state that is warm and has lots
of amenities, said William Frey, a demographer at the.Brookings
Institution in Washington'.

Parade Magazine on Dec. 28 listed some of the news high-
lights in the world in 2008:
1.) Barack Obama wins the U.S. presidential race over John
McCain.
2.) Serious economic problems emerged.
3.) The clean-energy or green movement goes mainstream.
4.) Terrorjists struck the city of Mumbai in India.
5.) There were turning points on the battlefronts in Iraq and
Afghanistan.
6.) U7S. Sen. Ted Kennedy endures brain cancer.
7.) An Olympics to remember in Beijing China where U.S.
swimmer Michael Phelps won eight gold medals.
8.) Gasoline soared to $4 a gallon, then fell to under $1.60.
9.) War broke out between Russia and Georgia.
l10k) Illinois Gov. Rod Biagojevich was arrested for trying to
sell Bakack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.
Slwsmakers in 2008: Alaska Gov. Sarah.Palin runs for.vice
president: U.S. Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton accepts job as incom-
ing secretary of state. Financial expert Warren Buffet says he will
continue to buy sound American stocks. Federal Reserve Chairman
Alan Greenspan said "I made a mistake" in preaching 18 years of
deregulation.

The Lakeland Ledger on Dec. 28 listed the Top 10 news sto-
ries in 2008 for Florida and/or Polk County:
1.) Water managers approve $1.34 billion buyout, of U.S.
Sugar for 181,000 acres to help restore the Everglades.
2.) Hurricane Fay crossed Florida four times.
3.) Florida lawmakers face tough task in balancing the state
budget.
4.) Many Floridians concerned with economy and jobs.
5.) Gov. Charlie Crist marries Carole on Dec. 12.
6.) GOP keeps control of the Florida Legislature.
7.) New Florida voting system works with high voter turnout.
8.) Cypress Gardens closes in November for renovation and
elimination of animal attractions, to re-open in March with botani-
cal gardens and ski shows.
9.) Winter Haven to get new CSX rail terminal on south side.
10.) Lakeland city employees build $5,300 BBQ grill.

Here are Hardee's Top 10 news events of 2008:
1.) Aunt Sally's cat had seven kittens and one puppy.
2.) Horace bought a new pickup truck with gold-filled tires.
3.) County Commissioners and School Board members trade
seats for a monthly meeting.
4.) Orange juice discovered as a cure for 10 diseases.
5.) Big 100-pound rabbit eats Elmo's garden.
6.) Huge 30-foot alligator blocks traffic on Main Street bridge
over Peace River.
7.) Warren Buffet buys Town of Zolfo Springs while Bill
Gates purchases City of Bowling Green.
8.) Boy Scout troop holds armadillo race at Pioneer Park.
9.) Community of Sweetwater enters bottled water business.
10.) Wild Brahman' bull chases mayor up flag pole in
Wauchula.


.vote! Early voting began Mon-
day in Hardee County.
- Not a McCain supporter or an
Obama supporter? No problem.
There are a dozen other candi-
dates on the ballot who are run-
ning for president of the United
States.

A tragic accident too the life
of 23-year-old former Hardee
Countian last week. Alejandro
"Alex" Solis, of Bartow was an
honors graduate of Hardee


School Board of Hardee County
as defendant in a civil action
filed in the U.S. District Court
for the Middle District .of
Florida in Tampa.

August
A public hearing, at 6 p.m.
today (Thursday) may be the
first step in allotting $42 mil-
lion to the county.

With Hardee County District
Schools losing at least $1.8 mil-
lion in funding for fiscal year
2008-09, the opening day of
annual contract negotiations
with union representatives was
less about money and more
about issues.

A 23-year-old Wauchula man
was shot outside his home late
Saturday night as he headed out
to meet friends at a nearby.park.

If everything goes according
to plan, Wauchula could be-
come the next billion-dollar
insurance center. Heartland
Insurance Holdings LLC plans'
to establish the regional head-
quarters of Heartland Property
& Casualty Insurance Co. in a
new hurricane-resistant build-
ing in Wauchula. It hopes to
provide 100 to 150 white-collar
jobs for underwriters, agents,
computer personnel, etc.

Hardee County fared well
during Tropical Storm Fay.
Even as T.S. Fay continues to
pound heavy winds and rain
along the east coast, HrIdee
County Emergency' anage-
ment has issued anall-clear for
thecoutity. Staff'there will con-
tinde to monitor the erratic
storm, which may circle back
on north Florida.

Despite voter and even, in
tone case, candidate confu-
Jshon only one local race was
decided with Tuesday's Primary
Election results.

With a financial crisis so
severe the threat of state inter-
vention loomed, thC Zolfo
Springs Town Conrmission
reduced itp police force to a sin-
gle officer earlier /i 'year.

'Septembe
The to vr Police Department
in Zolfo S4rings hasi gone from
one to no e. Police thief Chris
Baty Wa fired by:Town Man-
ager Linda Roberson late/Fri-
day /m6/ning. Roberson cited
insubordination and failure to
follow d rectives as reasons for
his termination.

A' 1ell-kpown speaker and
author is visiting Wauchula for
three ,ay next August. Plann-
ing h/s Already begun for the
visit of Anne Graham Lotz,
daughter of evangelist Billy
Graham.

Two men looking for easy
money who burst into a Wau-
chula motel room with a
machete last month and beat,
robbed and abducted the man
inside have now been arrested.

'A drop in taxes was con-
firmed. The Hardee County
Commission put the finishing
touches on its 2008-09 budget
and approved lowering the tax
rate from the proposed 9.0304
mills to 8.5540.

October
A local organization has chal-
lenged the county's right to
issue a Special Exception for
mining land east of Peace River.

Pick up the phone; it's 911!
Reverse 911 is a computer pro-
gram that notifies residents of
Hardee County of events such
as a missing child or crime by
sex offenders in their area.

A 36-year-old rural Zolfo
Springs man has been accused
of kidnapping, raping and badly
beating a woman he had been
dating.

Local candidates for sheriff,
School Board member, superin-
tendent of schools and county
commissioner participated in a
nonpartisan question-and-ans-
wer forum Tuesday night.

Don't wait in line to cast your


Senior High School, popular
with his classmates and
crowned Homecoming King.
He had continued those
achievements at the University
of South Florida Polytechnic in
Lakeland, where he had just
been crowned Homecoming
Lord.

November
True to tradition, Hardee
County voters ousted their two-
term superintendent of schools
on Tuesday night.

At a seminar this morning
(Thursday), specialists will tell
residents how to grow a new
biodiesel fuel plant.

One Hardee County school
bus was involved in an accident
Friday and another narrowly
escaped on Monday.

A former music instructor
here who is facing two counts
of attempted molestation of
young girls was re-arrested on
an additional charge Tuesday
afternoon in Hardee Circuit
Court as he appeared for a hear-
ing in the original case.

Two men who reportedly
burst into a motel room while
wielding a machete then beat,
robbed and abducted the man
inside have been sentenced in
Hardee Circuit Court.

A 6-pionth-old miniature chi-
huahua~puppy was saved from
fire. Firefighter Bryan V.eed
rescued the puppy after a
mobile home caught fire last
Wednesday afternoon just after
2.

December
A dead body was found in the
trunk of a burned-out car along
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A small single-engine aircraft
crashed into a Hardee County
orange grove on Sunday morn-
ing.

There are still about 10 days
left for people to let their feel-
ings be ,known. Comments
about the latest proposal for the
four-laning of U.S. 17 from the
DeSoto County line 3.5 miles
past The Bluffs Condominium
Community properties brought
another controversial meeting
on Monday night.

A nine-school district spread
across south Florida. That's the
projected reclassification for
Hardee High School football
for the next two years.


Trash Collection
Days Changed
The Hardee County Dis-
posal will not collect garbage
on New Year's Day today
(Thursday) from Zolfo
Springs or outlying resi-
dents. Thursday's route will
be collected on Monday,
Jan. 5. There will be no
change to Friday or Saturday
routes.
The cities of Bowling
Green and Wauchula also
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routes will be collected on
Friday.
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Obituaries .


ANNA ELIZABETH
SHEPHERD
Anna Elizabeth Shepherd,
92, of Fort Meade, died Mon-
day Dec. 29, 2008, at her home.
Born Jan. 24, 1916 in
Decatur, Ill., she came to Fort
Meade from Bartow in 1998.
She was a member of First
Baptist Church of Fort Meade
and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Cecil W. Shep-
herd; one brother, Harry Myers;
and three sisters, Nell Reed,
Dorothy Jenkins, and Helen
Clemons.
Survivors include one
daughter, Sherry Weeks of Fort
Meade; two grandchildren,
Julie Sturgis and husband Chet,
and Dean Weeks and wife
Laura; four great-grandchil-
dren, Lacie Sturgis, Cole
Sturgis, Aaron Weeks and
Jordan Weeks; and one great-
great-grandchild, Hunter
Weeks.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Dec. 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the
funeral home. Services fol-
lowed at 11 a.m. at the Hancock
Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Kenny Slay officiating.
Interment followed at Wild-
wood Cemetery in Bartow.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


ALBERT EARL
NOBLES
Albert Earl Nobles. 85, of
Bushnell, died Sunday, Dec. 28,
2008 at Tavares.
Born March 26, 1923 in Fort
Green, he was a warehouse
foreman for a tiles distribution
business. He served in the U.S.
Air Force and was a member of
Riverside Baptist Church in
Fort.Myers.
Survivors include two sons,
Kevin B. Nobles and wife
Beverly of Fort Myers, and
Keith G. Nobles and wife
Theresa of Bushnell; two broth-
ers, Creed Nobles of Lake
Wales and Dwayne Nobles of
Fort Meade; one sister, Evelyna
Richmond of Wauchula; five
grandchildren, Benjamin
Nobles of Tallahassee, D.J.
Nobles of Bushnell, Bethany
Morrison of Austin, Texas,
Rebecca Daniels of Atlanta,
Ga., and Katie Nobles of
Bushnell; and one great-grand-
daughter, Violet Morrison of
Austin, Texas.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan.
2, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home
and services will follow at 11
a.m. at Robarts Funeral Home
with Brother Howard Melton
officiating. Interment will take
place on Monday at 11 a.m. at
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JAMES WALTER
MADDEN
James Walter Madden, 76, of
Lake Wales, died Thursday,
Dec. 25, 2008 at Good Shepard
'Hospice in Auburndale.
Born Sept. 13, 1932, in
Berkeley, Calif. he served in the
U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954,
attended the University of
Illinois, and was a registered
professional engineer. He was a
member of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the American
Legion Post #3 of Bartow and
served as past commander.
Survivors include his wife of
42 years, Donna Hymerling of
Lake Wales; one son, Steven J.
Madden of Myrtle Beach, S.C.;
one daughter, Michelle M.
Jenkins of Anchorage, Alaska;
one brother, Lee Madden III of
Glendora Calif.; one sister,
Heather M. Bentoske of Penin-
sula, Ohio; father-in-law, Joe
Hymerling (who formerly
owned lumber stores in
Wauchula and Fort Meade); six
grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Services were held Monday,
Dec. 22, at 3:30 p.m. at his
home in Lake Wales.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


DON BLAIN JOHNSON
Don Blain Johnson, 70, of
Wauchula, died Saturday Dec.
27, 2008, in Lake Placid.
Born March 19, 1938, in
Jacksonville, he came to Wau-
chula in 1943. He was em-
ployed at Greenwood Chevrolet
in Fort Meade for the past 30
years, active in the Elks lodge
as an exalted ruler and district
deputy. .
He was preceded in death by
his parents Herbert F. and Neva
Bell Johnson.
Survivors include his wife,
Carol Goode Johnson; one
daughter, Donna J. Klein of
Zolfo Springs; two sons, Mark
Johnson of Sarasota, and Blain
Johnson of Wauchula; one step-
son, James Bush; two step-
daughters, Toniette B. Wallace
and Jana B. Ohla; and two
brothers, Graham Johnson of
Wauchula and Herbert F.
Johnson Jr. of Athens, Ga.
Visitation was Monday, Dec.
29, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, followed
by a memorial service.
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the privilege of lounging on the beach during the holiday season,
winter can still bring some chilly nights and runny noses.
Heartland Pharmacy, which served Highlands County for
more than 20 years, recently moved in to its new home and is pre-
pared to clear up your cold with high quality service and a warm
smile!
Sacha Bralts, Operation Manager, for Hardee and Highlands
counties, first decided to .move the pharmacy to Wauchula after
Pete's Pharmacy closed.
"We weren't going to move over here because of Pete's
Pharmacy, Miles is a close family friend. When he decided to sell,
we thought it would be a great opportunity to move down to little
ole' Wauchula," said Bralts.
To better assist customers in their transitions, Heartland
Pharmacy brought on many of Pete's Pharmacy past employees.
"We hired some of Pete's Pharmacy's employees so customers
would feel like they are getting that same good customer service.
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Heartland Pharmacy looks forward to providing Hardee
with high quality care.
Heartland Pharmacy has already begun to put smiles on peo-
ple's faces when they went around to doctors offices with warm,
yummy cookies and $5 off coupons to announce the pharmacy's
.arrival.
Heartland Pharmacy offers many medical supplies and has
special items for babies. This section greatly assists to busy moth-.
ers due to the pediatric center being right next door.
Not only does this pharmacy have familiar faces and medical
products, but you can rest assured that your medicine is in safe
hands with pharmacist Leonard "Red" Camp.
Camp was the past President of Florida Pharmacy Association
and is more than qualified to provide residents with fast and accu-
rate prescriptions.
Many times when people fall ill they dread the long hours
spent in the hospital and the separation from their family. Heartland
Pharmacy can come to your rescue with its home IV service.
"Patients want to be at home with their families, not in a hos-
pital. It is a great service that we have been doing for years," said
Bralts.
Bralts believes that because Heartland Pharmacy-is. an inde-
pendent pharmacy customers will receive better customer service
and special attention than they would receive elsewhere.
"We not only have a higher level of customer service, but also
more flexibility in assisting patients that many chain pharmacies
are not able to do," said Bralts.
Hispanic speaking patients need not reach for the translator to
get their prescriptions. Many of the workers at the pharmacy are
bilingual and can give patients directions in Spanish.
Another unique feature that Heartland Pharmacy possesses is
its ability to compound. Compounding is the combination of drugs
and they are one of the only ones in the county skilled in this area.
Veterinary compounding is also available upon request.-
Heartland Pharmacy is looking to developing its business as
soon as possible to better assist the folks in Hardee County. The
pharmacy is looking to expand its office to next door for a full-
blown medical supply building.
If you and your family would like to put your trust in
Heartland Pharmacy, tell your local doctor to send your prescrip-
tion via fax or telephone and become apart of the family that guar-
antees to treat you with high quality service.
Heartland Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Please call 767-,
8920 for any further questions ... or visit the pharmacy at 1123 S.
Sixth Ave (U.S. 17 S. in the plaza between Sweetbay and Beall's).
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WEATHER SUMMARY
Substantial rainfall was only reported in the far western
Panhandle. Most of the State had no rain or less than a tenth of an
inch. Major cities averaged high temperatures in the 70s and 80s
with lows ranging in the 40s to 60s. Daytime temperatures reached
highs in the mid-80s; lows from the 30s to 40s. Temperatures aver-
aged two to three degrees above normal in the southern Peninsula
and five to eight degrees above normal for the rest of the State.
FIELD CROPS
Pecan harvest wrapping up, yields lower than expected due to
nut drop and limb breakage from Tropical Storm Fay. Winter for-
ages looking good, most are not ready for grazing at this time.
Good growth was reported on winter grains. Sugarcane harvest was
underway in south Florida. Potato growers were planting in'
Putnam and St Johns counties. Cotton harvest was complete in
Jefferson County. Topsoil moisture was mostly adequate in the
Panhandle and southern Peninsula. Subsoil moisture was mostly
adequate in the Panhandle and southern Peninsula but short in the
Big Bend and central areas.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
MRating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 20 14 40 17 14 36
Short 28 29 22 21 25 28
Adequate 49 55 38 59 56 36
Surplus _3 2 0 3 5 V0
VEGETABLES
Cabbage and broccoli were being harvested in Putnam and St
Johns counties. Warm conditions pushed vegetables in south
Florida. Vegetables coming to market included cucumbers, egg-
plant, green beans, peppers, squash sweet, corn, tomatoes, and spe-,
cialty items. Vegetable grower's activity included planting, staking,
spraying, and performing other cultural needs.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
The pasture condition throughout the State was poor to good.
Condition was slightly lower due to drought and cold. In the'
Panhandle and northern areas, pasture was very poor to good with
most poor to fair. Some small grain winter forage (wheat'and .rye-'
grass) was up and being grazed, but much has not grown enough to
. provide graze. Permanent pasture have began to green up'. Winter
forage growth in Jefferson County was good; therefore, grafing has
begun. Hay and protein supplement was being fed. The dry weath-
er continues to stunt pastures and impact cattle watering ponds.
Cattle condition ranged from poor to excellent with most in fair to
good condition. In the central areas, pasture was poor to good with
most in poor condition. In Osceola County, warm weather helped
pasture conditions, but the lack of rain has limited grass growth.
Cattle condition was mostly poor to good. In the southwestern
areas, pasture was very poor to good. Most pasture was poor due.to
drought, however, some locations were still flooded from rains of
several weeks ago. Statewide, cattle condition was mostly fair to
good.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 0 5 5
Poor 15 5 35 25
Fair 30 45 30 50
Good 50 45 30 19
Excellent 5 5 0 1
CITRUS
Citrus producing areas recorded another week of warmer than
average temperatures, Highs reachedd the low 80s at least oncd in all
areas. Some of the southern citrus growing areas record 80
degrees or higher, four or five consecutive days during the W'eek.
Light, scattered rain totaled less than one tenth of an inch in the
western, northern, and southern areas. Ft. Pierce had the most rain
at three tenths of an inch. Moderate drought conditions continue to
extend as far east as the center of the citrus-growing region. A few
processing plants were shut on Wednesday and Friday; with some
only shut down on Christmas Day. Even with lower prices and high
juice inventories, processing of early oranges continues to be ahead
of last season. Harvesting of Sunburst tangerines should continue
for the next couple weeks until Honeys and Temples are ready to
be harvested. Other than harvesting, grove activity included fertil-
izing, cleaning up groves, dormant spraying for psyllid control, and
a small amount of hedging.


Crop Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec 28
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and mid oranges
(including Ambersweet) 5,337 6,323 3,698
Navel oranges 344 205 57
Grapefruit 644 745 349 '
Sunburst tangerines 263 198 149
Tangelos 108 71 52


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HOLIDAY GATHERING


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the 'following incidents and made the following
arrests:
COUNTY
Dec. 28, Eddie C. Brooks, 43, of 128 N. CR 663, Ona, was
arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with aggravated battery
using a deadly weapon.
Dec. 28, Pablo Molina DeLaCruz, 35, of 2939 Redbird Lane,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with
battery.
Dec. 28, Julius Merchant, 21, of 4418 Central Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and Bowling Green Police:
Department Ofc. Jereme Bridges on a charge of failure to appear in
court.
Dec. 28, criminal mischief on Hollandtown Road and a theft
on Will Duke Road were reported.
Dec. 27, Daniel Lee Calvillo, 21, of 1911 Hampton Road,.
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with;
aggravated battery.
Dec. 27, Abraham Zurita, 20, of 6 Pine Cone Trailer Park
Road; Wauchula, and Saul Jose Zurita, 25, of 16 Pine Cone Trailer
Park Road,-Wauchula, were arrested by dep. Shane Ward and each
charged with disorderly intoxication.
Dec. 27, burglary of a conveyance on Wilbur C. King Blvd.
was reported.
Dec. 26, James Edward Carlton, 34, of 608 E. Bay St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with battery.
Dec. 26, Steve Edward Chester, 51, of 1009-12th St. West,
Bradenton, was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey and charged
with trespass on property other than a structure.
Dec. 26, Moises Agustin Bautista, 48, of 1414 Lost Acres Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with vio-
lation of probation and driving while license suspended.
Dec. 26, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South and burglary of
a conveyance on Sally Place were reported.
Dec. 25, Jessie Hernandez, 28, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with resisting an
officer without violence.
Dec. 25, Pedro Lopez, 23, of 2460 Pine Cone Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with resisting an
officer without violence.
Dec. 25, Nehemias Perez, 32, of Sandpiper Drive, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Thomas Souther and charged with disorderly intoxica-
tion.
Dec. 15, Cirilo A. Jimenez, 40, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
Dec. 25, Mark Spencer Haynie, 46, of 139 Golden Oaks Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged
with DUI with property damage.
Dec. 25, vehicles stolen on Popash Road and on Resthaven
Road, a fight on U.S. 17 North and a theft on U.S. 17 North were
reported"
Dec. 24, Manuel Rodriguez, 22, of 166 Old Dixie Highway,.
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
Dec. 24, Ashley Nacole McCumber, 20, of 977 SR 64 East,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of violation
of probation.
Dec. 24, Arturo Junior Valdez, 28, of 749 Sandpiper Drive,
Wauchu a, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with felony
domestic battery.
iec. 24, Simon Loren. Brown, 21, of 191 Second Street
, East, Z6fo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Thomas Souther on a
charge of failure to appear in court.
. Dec. 24, Gamaliel DeLaCruz, 23, of 240 Rainey Blvd., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with aggra-
vated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.
Dec. 24, a residential burglary on Cracker Lane and thefts on
Griffin Whidden Road and on SR 62 were reported.
Dec. 23, Clemente Mendoza Garcia, 33, of 815 Martin Luther
King Blvd., LaBelle, was arrested on a charge of withholding sup-
port of children.
Dec. 23, Evodio Betancourt Calvillo, 37, of 4511 Granada
Ave., Sebring, was arrested by Maj. Claude Harris on a charge of
violation of probation.
Dec. 23, Carlos Osiro, 48, of 2001 Alamo Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with robbery without
firearm or weapon, battery, and larceny-petit theft.
Dec. 23, a residential burglary on North Nursery Road and a
theft on Maxwell Drive were reported.
Dec. 22, Cilante Augustine, 67, of 1634 Mowatt St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Dec. 22, Juan Roberto Mendiola, 38, of 415 Greenwood Ave.,
Lehigh Acres, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on an out-of-
county warrant.
Dec. 22, Joe Manuel Palacios, 34, of Sanford St., Lake Wales,
was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of withholding sup-
port of children.
Dec. 22, vehicles stolen on Main Street and on Ed Wells Road
were reported.
WAUCHULA
DIec. 28, Juan Velazquez, 24, of 4875 Wingate Road, Myakka,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with DUI and no
valid license. -
SDec. 28, burglary of a conveyance on LaPlaya Drive arid a
theft on South 10th Avenue were reported.
Dec. 27, Jose Antonio Lobato, 26, of 642 SR 62, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with
disorderly intoxication, and loitering/prowling.
Dec. 26, a theffton Harvey Street was reported.
Dec. 25, Sergio Martinez, 31, of 405 Tulane Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with battery.
Dec. 25, Refugio Hipolito Rivera, 27, of 632 Cypress St.,
Wauchula, and Hector Perez-Lopez, 38, General Delivery, Wau-
chula, were arrested by Sgt. Chris LeConte and each charged with
disorderly intoxication.
Dec. 25, a residential burglary on Strickland Street and a theft
on Alabama Street were reported.


Dec. 23, Kevin John McQueeney, 47, of 157 Will Duke Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with tres-
passing on property other than a structure.
Dec. 22, a theft on East Oak Street was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Dec. 26, a theft on East Banana Street was reported.
Dec, 25, Guadalupe Reyna, 30, P.O. Box 792, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with resisting an
officer without violence.
Dec. 25, a fight on Maple Avenue was reported.

In 1964, golfer Norman Manley achieved consecutive holes-In-
one on a course In Saugus, California and both holes were par
48.


COURTESY PHOTO
The third annual "Student Council Holiday Gathering" was held on Dec. 8 at Wauchula Elementary School for
Student Council members. All elementary schools were represented and members of each Student Council had the
opportunity to Interact with other members and share ideas from school to school. The students played games,
enjoyed snacks and had a great time together.



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ABOUT ... Classifieds
DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $4.00 for 10 words. Each addi-
tional word is 22 cents. Ads in all capitals
are 32 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a
line. Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.
CLASSIFICATIONS:


Agriculture
Appliances
Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
Miscellaneous


Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.
773-4478




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Wauchula, FL
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Pollination Services
Watermelons
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Blueberries
Squash
Citrus


Pollination Agreements with Written Contract.
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KELLERWILLIAMS
R A- L T Y
An indepsndenff i'ned Brokerage
Mikey Cbidin .
Realttoi
(863) 781-1698 \

midfloridalistin s.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 use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a whole 60 acre
tract. Call for more details.
* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
* 20 acre Ranchettes. 6 available. 127 acres total. Buy one or buy
them all. Fish Branch Rd. Starting at $8,500/acre. c11:m270


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80s MODEL JEEP WAGONEER
mud truck, 360, V8, listed with
Super Swampers, $1,200 OBO.
781-5374. > 1:1P
DANA 60 REAR, DANA 44 large
knuckle front, $600 OBO. 781-
5374. 1:1P
30 HP IH TRACTOR, 1438 hours,
$3,500; with 3 implements, $4,500
OBO. 781-5374. 1:1p
500 ROLLS, 4x5', Hermathria hay,
good quality, $25 each. 781-0923.
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L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc


GOULDS 3/4 H.P. electric water
pump. 773-6981. 1:1p
Do not repeat anything you
will not sign your name to.
-Author Unknown

DeSoto County




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


JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. Sea, Sr., Broker
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicles described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
2003 Ford UT Id.# 1FMFU18LX3LC43008
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula
State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on
Friday January 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the
Wauchula State Bank parking lot located at 106
East Main Street, Wauchula Fl. c112:25,1:10
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2BR-lBath ,
Several to choose from
Located in Nice Neighborhood'
in Ft. Meade -
719 Wanamaker Ave.
Contact Sheila at
285-7203 ~ 214-5645
375-9988 ,,c
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Full time clerical position
available in
high volume office.
Must be able to work after
hours and weekends.
Bookkeeping experience
preferred.
Benefits available.
Apply at 120 N. 4 Ave.
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NOW RENTING!

THE PALMS APTS.

3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Ask About Our Move-In Specials!!
Monthly rent from $595 + utilities
Handicap equipped units available.
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,
1:00 pm 5:00 pm
For Rental Info & Applications

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'90 F350 XLT, king cab, diesel,
dually/new tires, tool box, 5th
wheel, ready to work!, $2,000
OBO. 773-4811. 1:1-8p
1995 CHEVY BLAZER, 4x4, black,
power windows, locks, CD, good
condition, $2,200. Call 453-4618
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 1:1p
'02 F150 FORD TRUCK ext. cab,
AC/CD, 85,000 miles, $6,500. 735-
8537. 1:1-8p
1992 F-250, 4x4, FLATBED, 351ci,
manual transmission, ext. cab,
under boxes, $3,000 OBO. 863-
245-8911. 12:18-1:15p


NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Pereo
with auto retail skills, pays attenP
tion to details, self motivator,
great communication skills, conm-,
puter and bookkeeping know,
edge. Bilingual A+, must be will-'
ing to work on Saturday every
other week. Would prefer some
one with auto detailing backl-.
ground and willing to work detail-:
ing into business. Base pay, pluk
commission. Contact 863-773-
2213 for application or appoint'
ment. 12:25tf6


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Joe L_ D l's
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JOE L. DAIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
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Juan Delatorre You may quafify to receive a grant for dowf
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See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
NEW LISTING! Charlie Spacious 4BR/2BA home,
Creek Estates MH & lot 2-car garage, family
all for only $29,000! room, workshop. Beauti-
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NEW' LISTING! Big sion. $179,000!
back yard w/privacy
fence & an immaculate Find the privacy you're
3BR/2BA CB home. looking for in this
$138,000! secluded 4BR/3BA home
on 12 wooded acs. Just
NEW LISTING! Need a minutes to Wauchula or
house? Call for assis- Zolfo Springs. $350,000!
tance on a downpayment.
2BR/1BA CB home on 3 Charming Florida-style
acs. $125,000! 3BR/2BA home w/large
backyard, gazebo, front
Commercial office build- & back porches, work-
ing for RENT on Main St shop & shed. Beautifully
in Wauchula. CB, 3200 remodeled interior
SF, 10 offices, kitchen, w/high ceilings, wood
storage, 4 restrooms, 2 laminate floors, new win-
A/C units, security sys- dows, 2 fireplaces. Quiet
tem, city water/sewer. street close to downtown.
$1,250/month! $150,000!
PRICE REDUCED! New PRICE REDUCED!
Construction in Zolfo Private 10 ac cleared
Springs! 3BR/2BA CB, pasture w/ag exemption,
1700 SF, carport, large pond, some woods, 4"
yard, tile & carpet. well. Accessed by ease-
$149,500! ment from county rd.
NOW $160,000!
3BR/1BA CB home, cen-
tral A/C, city utilities, 2.84 acs in the city of
hardwood floors, deep Wauchula zoned R-3,
back yard. Close to multi-family residential.,
schools, downtown and City utilities available.
shopping. $77,900! Property has 386 ft of
road frontage & is 345
PRICE REDUCED! ft deep. $150,000!
Residential lot in Lake
Placid near Lake Francis PRICE REDUCED! 10
and Lake June is ac pasture in Zolfo
107ftX102ft. Great for Springs is fenced; cur-
homesite or investment. rently used for cattle
$20,000! grazing. Now $120,000!
Sellers would love an.
PRICE REDUCED! offer!
Great weekend getaway! i
Small cabin on 22.8 acs 56 ac Hamlin &
of pastureland, fenced & Valencia grove, power'
cross-fenced, w/4" diam- unit, micro-jet, good rd
eter well. NOW frontage. Desoto Co.
$220,000! $780,000!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
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INDIVIDUAL TO WORK with
developmental disabled women,
good benefits, must be able to
work any shift any day, HS diplo-
ma or GED required. Call Betty at
767-8941. EOE 1:1c'


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.
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LOST Black, white and orange
'cat, Illinois Avenue. 773-0817.
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LOST Black & white Boston
Terrier In Bowling Green. 863-
781-1874. 1:1 p


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FOUND Black Angus b
Snipe Drive. Call 735-1570


PALMS & PLANT SALE 10 ft.
Bald Cypress trees, $15. 4818
Starke Ave., Bowling Green.
Friday & Saturday 9-5. 1:1-8p
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. 12:4-1:1 p


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Clasgifieds


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)ull near CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES all male,
0. one white, one white cream, $200.
1:1-29p 863-245-7707, 863-214-9078.
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GROOMING 20 yrs. exp. with
knowledge In carding and hand-
stripping. Offering shedless treat-
ment & teethbrushing, full groom
service includes bath, groom to
breed standard, anals & nails.
863-773-0547. 1:1-29p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see If you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-.
I ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Informa-
tion. tfc-dh


ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks, old, have an official health.
certificate, have necessary shots'


3BR/1BA. $600 each, first, last,
$500 security. 781-5036. 1:1p
3BR/1-1/2 BA, DEN, WASHER &
,dryer, $800 plus deposit. 863-990-
5037, 863-781-0072. 1:1-29p
LAKE PLACID 3BR/2BA, central
air and heat, Florida room,
garage, built In 06. Rent or option
to buy. 735-2626. 12:25-1:1c


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
4 BEDROOM, low, low price,
$49,900, best deal ever. 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


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Payroll Services Workers Compensation *
Year End W-2's 941 Tax Reports -
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085 Fax (863) 735-9228
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Kegorator Stainless Steel $600
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
All new appliances have manufacturers warranty
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When These Are Gone They Are GONE!
New Parts for Repairs

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Also, Mobile Homes For Rent

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719 Green Street
3BR, 1 Bath, inground pool
$109,000 Must Sell
will help with closing

773-6667 .


507 Indiana Avenue
3 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath
$124,000 Must Sell
For Sale or Lease (will help with closing)
773-6667CC


Let us give nature a chance;
she knows her business better
than we do.
-Michel de Montaigne

Trying to squash a' rumor is
like trying to unring a bell.
-Shana Alexander


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U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-4441
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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! Beautiful
executive home with numerous amenities; 3+
B/2.5Bths, 3800 sq. ft.; 16x12 metal building,
16x12 pole barn, all on 2.3 acres. $330,000
OWNER MOTIVATED AND WILL CONSID-
ER ALL OFFERS! 3B/2Bth home located on
large lot in quiet setting just outside city limits;
wood deck, enclosed porch, wood burning fire-
place; separate entrance to family room with
additional kitchen. $155,000
Corner lot with 3B/1Bth C/B home, convenient-
ly located and move in ready. Make an offer on
this home today! Listed at $155,000
MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! C/B home on
11 acres; 3B/lBth; large fireplace, enclosed
porch; flowing creek on property. $225,000
Lovely 3800 square feet home built in 1999, fac-
ing golf course; exterior is brick and hardee
board; carpet, laminate, tile floors; extra large
3B/3.5Bth. $350,000


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3BR/2BA, CENTRAL AIR, River-
view, $1,000 monthly. Available
Dec. 1st. Call for appointment to
view. 773-3309. 1:1-29c
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.
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APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc
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.
1:1p
NICE CLEAN SMALL efficiency
apartment. AC/Heat, utilities
Included. Fully furnished and has
a single bed. $125 per week. First
and last weeks rent, damage
deposit and references required.
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North Florida Ave., $425 plus
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halfway between Wauchula'and Avon Park. $145,000.
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Beautiful building lot. Lake access to Istapoga on Lakeshore Drive.
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Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
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200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up,
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close to the new Hilltop Elementary School
with access from north and south bound lane.
Motivated seller asking $330,000. Brda
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This 16 Acre parcel of land has a Well and
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WAREHOUSES, several different
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Additions, screen rooms, car-
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ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:15p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
12:6tfcdh
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North, Wau-
chula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
In Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Pagrgraph 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.


FRIDAY/SATURDAY 7 a.m. until
4 p.m., 301 W. Lemon St., Bowling
Green. 1:1p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-2, 2215
Ralph Smith Rd., Wauchula. 1:1p
SATURDAY ONLY Knives,
swords, candles, sports cards
and GI Joes. 1849 Kazen Rd.,
Wauchula. 1:1p
PALMS & PLANT SALE 10 ft.
Bald Cypress trees, $15. 4818.
- Starke Ave., Bowling Green.
Friday & Saturday 9-5. 1:1-8p
KING & QUEEN size beds, like
new, used twins, new bunk beds,
all on sale. All types baby items,
gas cook stoves, large capacity
washers & dryers, mobile home
supplies, used doors and win-
dows. Edna's Place, 767-8822.
1:1c
SATURDAY 8-?, 2741 West
Main, movies, toys, clothes, lots
of misc. 1:1p
SATURDAY 8-2, 537 Boyd
Cowart Road. Clothes, household.
items. 1:1p


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FROM

SOWER
M -hae, A GJ.lo D D
Meef Geoagia
An American doctor was
making a visit to a hospital in
London. As the staff was
showing him around, he
became interested in their sys-
tem of abbreviation.
S.F. stood for scarlet fever.
T.B. stood for tuberculosis.
But he was puzzled by the let-
ters GOK.
"What do they mean?" he
asked.
"When we don't know
what's wrong with a patient,"
they said, "we write GOK.
That means God Only
Knows."
So many things puzzle us.
We don't know what to do.
There's an epidemic of GOK.
But the Bible says, "If any
of you lacks wisdom, he
should ask God, and it will be
given to him."


ABOUT ...
Obituaries
Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
$15.
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships, im-
mediate survivors and funer-
al arrangements. The list of
survivors may include the
names of a spouse, parents,
siblings, children and chil-
dren's spouses and grand-
children, and the number of
great-grandchildren. If there
are no immediate survivors,
consideration of other rela-
tionships may be given.


By Ri e
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Greetings from Fort Green
and Happy New Year!
Christmas has come and gone
but plenty of Fort Green folks
had lots of company. Randy and
Faye Davis had a large crowd
.for Christmas Dinner. Edith
Bassett's grandson and great-
grandsons, Randy Barrows and
Michael and Austin came over
from Malabar. Helen Parnell,
Edith's sister from Tampa,
along with her daughter Wendy
and family came over Thursday.
Donald and Judy Bargeron, and
Elizabeth and Tracy Powell
enjoyed dinner. Stacy Powell
and her son enjoyed the day and
last but not least, Johnmark and,
Amy and children, Rebeka and
Aaron arrived in the big city of
Fort Green Wednesday night.
Faye had other company for
dinner and Faye is one of those
people who enjoys company.
They all had a good time and
were stuffed before the day was
over.
Tim Casey had some out-
patient surgery Tuesday morn-
ing. He said nothing serious,
but they did put him to sleep.
He is feeling fine but anytime
they put you to sleep, it is seri-
ous. They say minor surgery,
but the difference between
major and minor surgery is the
person receiving the surgery.
If it is you, it is minor, if it is
me, it is major!
Bim Davis is still improving
nicely from his recent hospital
stay. He can walk, but with the
aid of a walker. He is driving a
little.
Mrs. Mildred Cooper has lots
of difficulty walking. She is
mostly confined to the wheel-
chair as her mode of transporta-
tion.
Katie Boyette recently had
foot surgery. She is already
walking with a cast. It is amaz-


ing how rapidly the youth re-
cover. Sherman had foot surg-
ery several years ago, and it
took him weeks to be where.
Katie is in less than one week.
Betty Walker is slowly get-
ting well. Any time is a, bad
time to be sick, but it just seems
worse this time of the year.
Phil Glorius had a heart
attack and, last report I had, he
was in the Florida Hospital in
Wauchula. Phil used to collect
insurance from most of the old-
timers in Fort Green. He said he
and Grace had been married 74
years. Now, that is a long time
and they both seem to be very
much in love.
If you are going to make New
Year's resolutions, you need to.
get busy. I do not make them
but did once years ago. My res-
olution was to remove all the
balsam apple vines from the
grove. My knees still hurt! I
certainly learned all about her-
bicide after that January resolu-
tion! That was back in my
young and ignorant days of
youth!
Brianna Waters brought us
some cookies that she had made
herself for Christmas. She is a
good little cook.
Mary Lois and Leonard
Crawley's granddaughter had
another surgery the day after
Christmas. Remember to pray
for her and all the other sick.
Some of the men of the
Church met the Saturday after
Christmas and helped load the
trailers and trucks to move
Brother Brian Laker and family
down south. Brother Jack White
will be preaching for the next
three Sundays.
Please remember to begin
this New Year with more prayer.
for our Country, the sick and
each other. Please call me with
any news!


The Puritan's idea of hell is a place where everybody has to
mind his own business.


YOUR BUSINESS COULD

APPEAR HERE TOO!!
Contact
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220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144.
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Oak Forest 3BR 2BA CB home with large garage -
Central air/heat High, dry lot with trees Close to
schools, hospital and all services Take a look today
$165,000.00

3BR 2BA CB home on Hickory Court in Zolfo Springs Central
air/heat Water & Sewer Large Dry Lots $152,000.00
3BR/2BA CB homw built in 2006 on a corner lot Within the city
limits of Zolfo Springs Elementary School Banking Dining and
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3BR 3.5 CB home Almost 3,000 sq ft under roof. Excellent loca-
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Make a New Year Resolution to own a home in 2009 Your home
- Many times you can qualify for financial assistance Your pay-
ments may not be as much as your rent Talk to us today.
Thanks for your business in 2008 Happy New Year Wishing you
and your family good health and blessings in the coming year.

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!


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Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
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After hours
Oralla D. Flores (863) 781-2955 Tony Flores
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Steve Lanier
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


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Presb. terian Churc.h in Wauchula The meal
is sponsored b\ the Hardee Count\
Ministerial .A,%oci.i ion
President Jimmx Morse said about 400
meals %ere served, compared to around 300
last Near There '%ere numerous volunteers.
from the tolllo'inoniuiches. First Uninied
Methu-dist Chur f of Wdtichula, Faith
Presb)terian, Celebration Fell-o"\ship,


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Church. Oak Growe Baptis.t Church. First
Baptist Church ot \Wau-chula. First Christian
Church and Real Life Church. reported Re\
Morse
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man\ people ate at the church tello7,.ship hall
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Hardee Help Center and Morse %\ere pleased
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000496
DIVISION
GMAC MORTGAGE,' LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERTO CAVAZOS, et al,


Defendant(s).


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

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000476
DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW
HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-WF2,
Plaintiff,


Memory Lane


/ vs.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated
December 29,2008 and entered In
Case No. 25-2008-CA-000496 of
the Circuit Court of the tENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE
County, Florida wherein GMAC
MORTGAGE, LLC, Is the Plaintiff
and TIOE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ROBERTO CAVAZOS; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SOFIA
CAVAZOS; ROBERTO CAVAZOS;
SOFIA CAVAZOS; TENANT #2,
TENANT #3, TENANT #4,' AND
TENANT #1 N/K/A MICIELLE
TEJEDA are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the NORTH FRONT
DOOR OF THE HARDEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 417 W. MAIN
STREET at 11,:00AM, on the 21 day
of January,/ 2009, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:

BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 29, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
AND RUN THENCE NORTH
A DISTANCE OF 210/FEET;
THENCE WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 890 FEET;
THENCE NORTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 155 FEET FOR
A POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 200.60 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 75
DEGREES 39 MINUTES 22
SECONDS EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 108.38 FEET;
THENCE, SOUTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 227.45 FEET;
THENCE WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 105 FEET TO A
POINT OF BEGINNING;
LESS 25 FEET OFF SOUTH
SIDE FOR ROAD RIGHT OF
WAY; AND BEGIN AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 29, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGI 25 EAPT,
AND RUN THENCE NORTH
A DISTANCE OF 210 FEET;
THENCE WEST. A DIS-
TANCE OF 995 FEET;
THENCE NORTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 155 FEET TO A
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 210.76 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 84
DEGREES 28 MINUTES 34
SECONDS EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 105.49 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 200.60 FEET;
THENCE WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 105 FEET TO A
POINT OF BEGINNING;
LESS 25 FEET OFF SOUTH
SIDE FOR ROAD RIGHT OF
WAY. TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON AS A FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE-
THERETO, ID#0440500-
341; FL # 2154378

A/K/A 1414 EAST DRIVE,
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

Any person claiming an Interest
In the surplus from the sale, If any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the Seal
of this Court this Dec 29, 2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In'accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modati'on to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Indi-
vidual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappier, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.


1:1.Bc


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The Editor
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welcomes letters to the edi-
tor on matters of public
interest. Letters should be
brief, and must be written in
good taste and include the
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Letters must be
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Send letters 'to: Letters to
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letters to (863) 773-0657.


DAVID YAHRAUS et al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated
December 29, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 25-2008-CA-000476 of
the Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HARDEE
County, Florida wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN
TRUST 2006-WF2, Is the Plaintiff
and DAVID YAHRAUS; BROOKE
YAHRAUS; TENANT #1, TENANT
#2, TENANT #3, and TENANT #4
are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at NORTH FRONT DOOR OF
THE HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00 AM, on the 21 day of
January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
A PORTION OF SECTION
6, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
SAID SECTION 6; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 22
MINUTES 21 SECONDS
EAST, ALONG SOUTH LINE
OF SAID SECTION 6,
3158.37 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 00
MINUTES 24 SECONDS
EAST, 1173.615 FEET tO
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 19 MINUTES 11
SECONDS, 159.51 FEET
TO A POINT ON THE WEST
LINE OF SOUTH 1/2 OF
SOUTHEAST 1/2 OF SAID
SECTION 6; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 00
MINUTES 24 SECONDS
EAST, ALONG SAID WEST
LINE, 150.00 FEET TO
NORTHWEST CORNER OF
SAID SOUTh\ 1/2 OF
SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE.
NORTH OQ DEGREES 59
MINUTES 08 SECONDS
WEST, 822.38 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 30 MINUTES 47
SECONDS EAST 454.494
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 10 MINUTES 10
SECONDS EAST AND PAR-
ALLEL TO EAST LINE OF
SAID SECTION 6, 973.666
FEET; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 19 MINUTES 11
SECONDS WEST, 283.744
FEET TO POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. TOGETHER WITH
THE FOLLOWING EASE-
MENT: A 60 .FOOT
INGRESS-EGRESS FROM
ROY MOORE ROAD
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
THE WEST 60 FEET OF
THE NORTHEAST 1/2 OF
SOUTHWEST 1/2 OF SEC-
TION 6, TOWNSHIP 35
SOUTH, RANGE 3 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. THE NORTH 60 FEET
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/2
OF SOUTHWEST 1/2 OF
SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 35
SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

A/K/A 713 ROY MOORE
ROAD, ONA, FL 33865

Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of. the LiUs Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this court on December
29, 2008.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
Individual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappler, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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PHOTO SUBMITTED BY TRAYCE DANIELS

Margaret Cherry's second grade class of 1973-74 at Wauchula Elementary School. Sitting
(from left) are Troy Jewell, Mary Ann McKenzie, Tanya Staton and Dawn Williams; (second
row) Missy Brewer, Patricia Nanez, Scottie Christmas, Ginger Bumby and Michael Swails;
(third row) John Keene, Josebh King, Dixie Turner, Johnny Colon and Sam Tubbs (fourth
row) Assistant teacher Hazel Youngblood, Brett Drabik, Vic Fuller, Ronnie Hall, Sherrie
Summerville, Monica Crews and Francis Abbey; (fifth row) Jimmy Parlan, Tommy Turner,
Dean Maddox, Debra Fryer, Dessie Criswell and Cherry.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HARDEE
COUNTY
Case No.: 252008CP000114

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
WILLIAM F. RESCHKE, SR.,
deceased. /
AMENDED NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of WILLIAM F. RESCHKE, SR.,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 17, 2008, and
whose social security number is
340-20-4159, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the'
address of which Is Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873-
1749. The name and address 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 must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION 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 January 1, 2009.
Personal Representative:
JOHN ERIC RESCHKE
1180 Knollwood Circle
Wauchula, FL 33873

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


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PHOTO BY TRAYCE DANIELS
Torrey Oaks RV/Golf Resort (formerly Wagon Wheel) invited the community to join res-
idents for a Christmas dinner on Dec. 13. Owner Sherie Battey cooked most of the din-
ner, with a bit of help from husband Doug, but had about 40 people share in enjoying
the Christmas celebration.


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Fuel Was 15$ A Gallon


By ARTEMIO IBARRA
Special To The JHerald-Advocate
I interviewed Angelita Rivera, my
grandmother.
Q: What did you parents do for a
living?
A: My father was in construction
building walls, houses, and stores. My
mother cleaned the house and cooked.
Q: Did you have a job around the
house?
A: Yes, I helped my mother around
by cleaning,
cooking, and
sometimes I
would go
out and buy
groceries.
Q: When and where were you
born?
A: I was born on Jan. 23, 1937 at
Rio Grande, Store County, Texas.
Q: What school did you go to?
A: I can't remember, but it was
located in Store County.
Q: What did you do when you had
time?
A: I would like to be with my fami-
ly. I wasn't like the other kids, trying to
get away from the family and hanging
out with their friends. I had friends, but
my family was more important to me.
Q: How did you travel within the
town?
A: I traveled by car, I would walk if
the place I was going to wasn't far and
I would also travel by wagons being
pulled by horses.
Q: What was the style back then?
A: All the girls had to wear dresses
including school and they had to wear
heels for shoes.
Q: Did you own a car? What was
it?
A: No, I didn't own a car I would


borrow my parents car only if I filled it
up with gas when.I came back and gas
wasn't much back then, like it is now, it
was only 15 cents a gallon.
Q: What was your favorite subject
in school?
A: My favorite subject in school
would be Math, even though I wasn't
good at it.
Q: Were you popular in school?
A: Yes, I was popular, but I always
put school first. I wouldn't care if I did-
n't look good, as long as I went to
school. I wouldn't lie, cheat, or steal to
impress my friends either.
Q: How long did you live with
your parents?
A: I lived with my parents until I got
married.
Q: Did you have kids? How
many?
A: Yes, I had 15 kids.
Q: Was it hard to take care of the
kids and buy food?
A: You would think so, but it wasn't
hard at all. My husband and I had jobs,
we picked cotton and earned about $10.
Back then everything was cheap includ-
ing baby supplies. For five cents we
could buy a coke, 10 pieces of candy
were a penny and 50 cents to buy meat.
Some of the kids that were old enough
had jobs to cook, take care of the
babies, and to help around the house
got paid 10 cents, which was like $20
dollars today.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Goldwing Road Riders Association and Faith Assembly of God Church in Bowling
Green teamed up on Thursday, Dec. 18, to give away toys for 181 needy children, pas-
tor J.W. Miller announced. There were many types of toys, including stuffed animals,
games and bicycles. Shown in (top photo) are the Rev. J.W. (Jimmy) Miller, John Berry
and Melvin Alderman. Winston Carlton of Wauchula is director of the local chapter FL2-
A and said there are 35 to 50 members. Worldwide the Goldwing association has about
80,000 members. The local chapter has been receiving and storing toys for needy chil-
dren for seven or eight years, said Carlton. He said a person does not have to own a
Honda Goldwing motorcycle to be a member of the local chapter. Pictured below are
Beverly Beavers and Leslie McClellan by a table of stuffed toys.


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Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN'

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

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

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 1-7 South
Morning Worship ..............10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

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

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

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.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 .........1.....11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. HIwy. 17 .. 375-2253
,BibleStudy -, ; 9:301a.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 Roid 773-9013
Bible Connection ..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.
IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ....... .............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ........I...... I1100 iia.
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 ..............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.,
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico.................6:30 p.m.

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

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ..............1..10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs. .................. 7:30 p.m.


ONA _

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

NEWELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ..................... 9:45 a.m.
,Worship Service ........:..........I1:00a.m.
Sunday Night Worship .........:6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........ 7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training................ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............6:00 p.m.

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worshir. .:............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
, Sypay Schlqg ,.................1,0:00 a.m.
,, s bg Ser e .................. 11:30 a.m.
"General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer.................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
CELEBRATION CHURCH
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday English Service ......10:00 a.m.
Sunday Spanish Service ......11:30 a.m.
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.'
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call/or locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor. James Bland
!Sunday School ...... .......... 9:45 a.m.
iMorning Worship ................11:00 a.mn.
Evening Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CIRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m:
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
-.. ..7,3Z249..
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's v Leadership & Training Cla.ss -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

CIIURCII OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting..............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HIIILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 1:00 a.m.


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


WAUCHULA

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCHl
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.
Exreme 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.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243

Generations Cafd Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-Sth Grade Begins.. 10:15a.m..
Pre-K Blast 10:45 a.m..
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) .......1..'0:45'a.m..
Worship Service. ..............10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
grade ................ 6:30-8:00 p.m.



FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ..... ................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...........6:00 p.m.
lTues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
: Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.


FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship. 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship... ......6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773.9386.
Sunday School ...... ........... 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service..........7:00 p.m:
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223.5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

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

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


Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship ..10:30 a.m.
Wed: Night Dinner ,.........:.... 6: 0 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-46101"

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman'foad 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 .................... 1:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Church Training ....................5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

OAK CRQVE BA IST,CHU CH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday, 6hool ........ .....9:45 'a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2-' & 4" Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ...................9:30 a.m. -
Worship Service ................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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



RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N, 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service............10:00 a.m.
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..... 5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 am.
(English) ....................8:30 a.m .
,' (Spanish) ........ ....1... 1:00 a.m.
S (Creole)......................1:00 p.m .
.Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
2ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 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 .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
-Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study .....7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.

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

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service .... ............ 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ....................0:00 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.)
78,1-2281,
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2.1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. . .............. 9:45 a.m."
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735.0636
Sunday School ................. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship...................... 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m..

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio _- 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5;00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. -
Training Union ................ 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
We lesday Prayer ..............7:090 p;m.



SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER
A.',ch uA D

Flowers and hours soon
fade away.
If you're average, you'll
spend 157,000 hours getting
an education. That leaves you
412,000 hours from age 18 to
65.
You'll spend eight hours of
every day sleeping and eight
hours eating and relaxing.
You're left eight hours a
day to work in. If you live to
be 65, you'll have only
134,000 hours in which to
work.
No matter how rich you are,
you can't buy more time. No
matter how poor you are, you
won't receive less time. You'll
be given sixty minutes to an
hour.
No wonder the Living Bible
says, "Don't be fools; be wise':
Make the most of ..every
opportunity for doing good."


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

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


Wholesale Nursery

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







January 1, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3B


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. That's a Thursday
night. Friday will be hard to get folks to work in this state.
USF finished 9-4. That's not a bad finish but not what Bulls'
fans thought back in August. The game with West Virginia was
supposed to be for the Big East Championship. Both teams allowed
Cincinnati to steal the BCS game away from them. The Bearcats
should shut down Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. The Big East
is 2-0 so far in the bowls.
West Virginia QB Pat White set a new record in college foot-
ball when the Mountaineers defeated North Carolina 31-30 in the
Meineke Car Care Bowl. He became the only QB in history to start
and win four straight bowl games. Pat also is the all-time rushing
QB in college history. He won 42 games in his four-year career.
After Florida beats Oklahoma, what will Tim Tebow, Pat
White and Colt McCoy all have in common? All three will have
beaten Oklahoma's Heisman Trophy QB Sam Bradford in head-to-
head games.
The Bucs have fallen apart down the stretch. How do you go
from 9-3 with home field advantage to out of the playoff picture?
What effect did Monte Kiffen leaving have to do with this? Did the
defensive edge erode with the distraction?
The Miami Dolphins, on the other hand, have won their divi-
sion and host a playoff game with the Baltimore Ravens. The team
that won only one game last year posted 11 wins in 2008. This is
one of the best turnarounds in NFL history. How did they do it?
Chad Pennington. It was great watching him knock the Jets and
Brett Favre out of the playoffs. It was sweet revenge against a team
that threw Pennington out in August. Sadly, Chad's accomplish-
ments have not gotten himto o the Pro Bowl or probably will not
earn him the league's MVP Award that he deserves. This is remi-
niscent of 1999 when Pennington led Marshall to a 13-0 record
while earning All American Honors as a player and in the class-
room where he was a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Ron Dayne from
Wisconsin was given the Heisman Trophy over Pennington. Go
figure.
Now let's look at this weeks Bill 0' Fare for Bowl Season
week three...
1.) Outback Bowl South Carolina vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
have a solid ground game. They have a typical Big 10 attack to test
the Gamecocks' defense. Spurrier will counter with some trick
plays. Look for the SEC to lose this one. Iowa 34 South Carolina
17
2.) Capital One Bowl- Michigan State vs. Georgia The
Dawgs match identical records with the Spartans. Another good
SEC and Big 10 matchup. Georgia 33 Michigan State 27.
3.) Gator Bowl Clemson vs. Nebraska The Tigers finished
strong but the Huskers have a little more power overall. Nebraska
35 Clemson 30.
4.) Rose Bowl Penn State vs. Southern Cal Nice trip for
the Pennsylvania boys but USC is home and hungry. Here is anoth-
er team that wonders "what if". USC 41 Penn State 27. .
5.) Orange Bowl Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati Look for a
solid defensive game with special teams play possibly deciding the
outcome. The ACC doesn't win BCS Bowl Games. Cincinnati 24
VPI 20.
6.) Cotton Bowl Mississippi vs. Texas Tech After a great
run nationally as well as the Big 12, the Red Raiders have essen-
tially a home game against Ole Miss., Texas Tech 48 Ole Miss 27.
7.) Liberty Bowl Kentucky vs. East Carolina SEC gets an
easy win against CUSA ECU. UK 44 ECU 17.
8.) Sugar Bowl Utah vs. Alabama Tide thought they would
be playing Oklahoma for it all but instead got a dangerous game
with a hungry BCS Buster. Alabama 38 Utah 24.
9.) International Bowl -"Buffalo vs. Connecticut- Great year
for Turner Gill and the Bulls. They are playing in the school's first-
ever bowl game. Donald Brown will pile up yards for the Huskies
though. Connecticut 30 Buffalo 17.
10.) Fiesta Bowl Ohio State vs. Texas Colt McCoy and the
Horns will continue the bowl humiliation of the Buckeyes. Playing
in the Mid American Conference, oops I mean BIG 10, is no match
for teams from Major conferences. Texas 43 Ohio St. 17.
11.) GMAC Bowl Ball State vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane
takes its aerial attack against a ranked MAC team. Tulsa 37 Ball
State 34.
12.) BCS Title Game Florida vs. Oklahoma. This game will
be like so many Super Bowls in the NFL. Lots of hype then a
blowout. Florida has too much speed on defense and Tebow will
pick them apart. Bob Stoops has a way of being outcoached in big
games as well. Florida 56 Oklahoma 17.

Your Business Could Appear Here!
Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels
At The Herald Advocate


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Craig Ashley Trotter, 28,
Wauchula, and Mindy Jean
Engel, 26, Des Moines, Iowa.
Robert Sims Beagles, 50,
Zolfo Springs, and Vivian Ellis,
49, Zolfo Springs.
Juvenal Ayala Guadarrama,
Bowling Green, 21, and Juana
Maria Banda, 24, Bowling
Green.
Roberto Flores-Estrada, 24,
Zolfo Springs, and Pamela
Ramirez, 20, Immokalee.
Robert Cabrera Selph, 22,
Wauchula, 22, and Brandy
Nicole Staton, 22, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Highlands Regional Medical
vs. Willis R. Smith, dismissal
vacated, hearing set.
North Star Capital Acquisi-
tions LLC vs. Caroline M.
Dykes, default judgment.
FIA Card Services vs. Betty
Brandel, judgment.
Country Manor Apartments
vs. Maria Morales, judgment of
Nov. 11,2008 vacated, case dis-
missed.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Benny E. Creasey, default judg-
ment.
Capital One Bank USA NA
vs. Mary A. Hines, judgment.
Florida Hospital Heartland
vs. Patricia S. Carlton, judg-
ment.
Bank of America NA USA
vs. Lawrence W. Roberts, judg-
ment.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court.
Fransisco Erpesto Catarina,
disorderly intoxication, 90 days
in jail with credit for time
served (CTS), $325 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 cost of prosecution
(COP).
Mario Campos Gonzales,
disorderly intoxication, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP;
indecent exposure, not prose-
cuted.
Joseph Quinton Johnston,
resisting an officer without vio-
lence, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 public 'defender fee, $50
investigatiVd'costs, $50 COP.
Calvin Gene Martin, disor-
derly conduct, 17 days CTS,
$325 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 inves-
tigative costs, $50 COP.
Carl Dean King, domestic
battery and violation of proba-
tion (original charge trespass
other than a structure or con-
veyance), probation revoked,
60 days CTS, $667 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 investigative costs
and $50 COP on first charge,
and $100 public defender fees


and $50 COP on second charge
added to outstanding fines and
fees and all placed on lien.

The following crimniinal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statues, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Moises Agustin Bautista, dri-
ving while license suspended
(DWLS), probation six months
with condition of 10 days in jail
and other standard conditions,
$340 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Teofilo Espinosa Hernandez,
DWLS, adjudication withheld,
$340 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 COP.
Ignacio Lopez, DWLS, dis-
missed.
Eleuterio Rojas, DWLS, pro-
bation one year, $340 fine and
court costs, $50 COP.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Maria G. Trinidad and the
state Department of Revenue'
(DOR) vs. Dearmas Lazaro Sr.,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Ashley N. Norman and DOR
vs. Germaine Rodriguez, peti-
tion for administrative. child
support order.
Daina M. Smith and DOR vs.
Alexander Poole Jr., petition for
administrative child support
order.
Judy D. McQuaig and DOR
vs. Christopher Garza, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Laura N. Rivera vs. Jose
Rivera, petition for injunction
for protection.
Kimley-Horne Associates
Inc. vs. Donald Chancey Jr.,
damages contract indebted-
ness.
Farm Credit of SW Florida
AC vs. Gary W. Moore, Marcia
L. Moore et al, petition to fore-
close mortgage.
Diane Bennett and DOR vs.
Carlos J. Bennett, interstate
petition to register and enforce
child support order.
Amanda Leigh Elisondo vs.
Robert Matthew Revell Jr., peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Johnny P. Lowery vs. War-
den Tate, Hardee Correctional
Institution, petition to review
inmate situation.
Crystal Bird vs. Rodney
Smith, petition for injunction
for protection.
Danielle Thomas vs. Rodney
Smith, petition for injunction
for protection.
Charles Robert Stevens and
Elizabeth Y. Stevens, divorce.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Robert H. Nicklow, Janet K.
Nicklow et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.


The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Branch Banking and Trust
Co. vs. Caridad Marquez
DeLaPlata et al, judgment for
mortgage foreclosure.
Emily Kitchens and Kyle
Kitchens, divorce.'
Lynn Nolan vs. Russell E.
Nolan, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Dorothy Rivers vs. Emory
Rivers Jr., voluntary dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Maria Yolanda Perez vs.
Arturo Abarca, dismissal of
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Sandra Calderon vs. Carlos
R. Ramirez, amended injunc-
tion for protection.
Stella Valdez vs. Jose Luis
Martinez Jr., injunction for pro-
tection.
Wauchula Police Department
in re: confiscated articles,
default judgment of forfeiture.
Jessica Lynn Estrada and.
.DOR vs. Erick Estrada, volun-
tary dismissal.
Margaret A. Barringer vs.
Richard J. Barringer, child sup-
port modified.
Christina Lynn Wilson and
DOR vs. Jarrod Luvear Oliver,
voluntary dismissal.
Jessica Ruth Pleger and
Jonathan Howard Pleger,
divorce.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Angela Ellison and Edward C.
Vinson, judgment of mortgage
foreclosure.

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.
Joseph William Allmon, four
counts robbery, eight years
Florida State Prison CTS, $415
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee, $300 court-
appointed attorney fee and $100
COP placed on lien; two counts
aggravated battery causing bod-
ily harm, aggravated battery
and resisting arrest without
force, not prosecuted.
Damish Patrice Carlton,
felony DUI, refusal to submit to
DUI test, driving while license
suspended, resisting arrest
without violence and giving a
false name to a law enforce-
ment officer, transferred to
county misdemeanor and traffic
court.
Jerlin Forestal, battery and
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, adjudication withheld,
probation one year, no contact
.with victims, $325 fine and
court costs, $150 public defend-


er fees, $100 COP, 50 hours
community service on each
count; battery on a detention
detainee, not prosecuted.
Michael Shane Kemp, viola-
tion of probation. (original
charges possession of metham-
phetamine, possession of a con-
cealed handcuff key and fleeing
to elude an officer), probation
revoked, 18 months Florida
State Prison CTS, $100 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien; viola-
tion of probation (original
charges possession of marijua-
na and possession of drug para-
phernalia), time served.
Kage Elton Smith, violation
of probation (original charge
dealing in stolen property), pro-
bation revoked, one year one
day Florida State Prison CTS
and concurrent with Polk
County sentence, $100 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Jeffrey Dean Svendsen,
resentencing (original charges
grand theft auto and driving
while license suspended), sen-
tence of Dec. 16 vacated, sen-
tence amended from eight
'months in jail to six months in
jail CTS, same fines and fees
placed on lien.

The following real estate'.
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Bountiful Lands Inc. to
Myron L. Spilde, $48,000.
Reschke Construction Inc. to
Homes of Wauchula Inc.,
$10,000.
Wade K. and Betty A.
Proctor to Lawson Family
Properties LLC, $62,000.
Joseph R. Colavito Jr. to
Joseph R. Colavito Jr. and
Joseph R. Colavito III, $39,500.
Norman Jay Bryan as trustee
to Sean and Megan Keleher,
$30,000.
Arden R. Rawls to CF
Industries Inc, $624,000.
Samuel L. and Arden R.
Rawls as trustees to CF
Industries, $624,000. ,
Lupe Rodriguez to CF
Industries, $115,000.
Elbert Sherman and Kathe-
rine Horne Cannon to Danny W.
Petty Jr., $75,000.
Mao Lo Yang, and Joesu and
Kaola Yang to CF Industries,
$121,680.
C. Dennis and Alice Carlton
to Mosaic Fertilizer Inc.
$1,016,550.
SHigdon Enterprises Limited
LLC to Kenneth H. III and
Roberta G. Sanders, $480,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Raul Martinez and Alejandria
Salinas-Ponciano, $135,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to.
Justino and Alicia D. Macedo,
$130,000.
M. Blake and Jannie Denice
Albritton to Chad M. and Gail
L. Kujawski, $75,000.
Richard C. and Judith H.
Nicholson to Lee A. and Marcia
D. Minear, $28,000.
Andrew J. and Kathryn M.
Greene to Wauchula State
Bank, $13,500.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Sam Fagan & Daniel Burnett
Sam Fagan & Daniel

Burnett Are Engaged
Mike and Lisa Fagan of Dade degree in business administra-
City announce the engagement tion with a concentration in
and approaching marriage of human resources. She is cur-
their daughter, Samantha rently continuing her education
"Sam" J. Fagan, to Daniel at Polk Community College to
Burnett the son of Robby and pursue a degree in teaching.
Gail Burnett of Wauchula. The prospective groom is a
The bride-elect is a, 2004 2002 graduate of Hardee Senior
graduate of Pasco High Schoobl, High School and is currently a
a 2006 graduate of Pasco Her- partner of Burnett Farms.
nando Community College with Plans are being made for a
an Associate of Arts degree in Saturday, June 20, 2009, wed-
business, and a 2008 graduate ding at Saint Anthony of Padua
Mf Florida Southern .College Catholic ,,Church in San,
{1ith a Bachelor of Science Antonio.



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ski, Atlanta, Ga., a six pound
ten ounce daughter, Madeline
Eleanor, born Dec. 16, 2008,
Northside Hospital, Atlanta.
Mrs. Bolinski is the former
Meredith Beeson Stallings.
Maternal grandparents are Jim
and Bess Stallings of Wauchula.
Maternal great-grandparents are
the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Rey-
nolds Allen and the Rev. and
Mrs. Earl Stallings. Paternal
grandparents are Tom and Pat
Bolinski of Ocala.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant as
a newborn only may be
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Torrey Oaks RV News
By Jean Mulder


On Dec. 20, Torrey Oaks
hosted a Holiday Pickleball
Scramble for 30 players. This
was the first event held on the
new courts which were recently
completed here at Torrey Oaks.
Doug and Sherie Battey, the
developers of Torrey Oaks (for-
merly Wagon Wheel) were able
to both watch, and video this
event.
You might ask," what is
Pickleball? Do you play it with
pickles? The answer is no. It is
a great intergenerational sport
which does not require a great
deal of running but does require
eye/hand coordination. Most
similar to table tennis or ping
pong it is played on a bad-
minton size court with a wood
or composite fiberglass paddle
and a three-inch whiffle ball.
Here is a bit of history about
the game's origin and the name.
In 1965, Joel Prichard, a con-
gressman from the state of
Washington, and his friend Bill
Bell, a successful businessman,
returned home. to Bainbridge
Island, Wash. to find their fami-
lies sitting around with nothing
to do. There was an old bad-
minton court but no full set of
equipment. They improvised by
modifying the racquets and
with no shuttlecock or "birdie";
they found a perforated plastic
ball. The rudiments of the game
were born. They originally' had
the net at badminton height but
settled on lowering it to tennis
height. They made. some pad-
dles out of wood, created rules
and so&n the men had created a
game which the family, could
play and enjoy. Even the family
cocker spaniel, named "Pickl-
es" got into the game. If a ball
would come his way, he would
take the ball and run off withit,
because you see, it wvas Pickle's
ball. That is how the game got
its name.


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COURTESY PHOTOS
Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc.'s Charitable Foundation has given $35,000 in
grants to Habitat of Humanity of Hardee and Operation Love Outreach of Fort Meade
for Operation Round Up, a program put on by PRECO that raises funds by rounding up
members' monthly energy bills to the next dollar. Habitat for Humanity received
$20,000 which will be used to update and renovate a residence to house out-of-town
construction volunteers. Operation Love Outreach received $15,000 to offset building
costs incurred by its program and food costs to aid persons in need.


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As the years progressed, the
game caught on in one commu-
nity after another. It is a great
family sport enjoyed by both
young and old. Articles were
published in both the National
Observer and Tennis magazine
touting the new founded sport


as "America's Newest Racquet
Sport." From there, the sport
has grown nationwide. Pickle-
ball provides great pleasure to
all age groups and once played,
"you are hooked." -In many
communities, Pickleball has
become a part of the P.E.
Programs at many Junior High
Schools nationwide, as well as
at college level, and most of the
nation's Senior Olympics.
And now,, Pickleball has


come to Torrey Oaks. All who.
played this past weekend were:
impressed by the quality of the:
courts and their location. The'
players came from Tanglewood,
in Sebring, The Villages, north
of Orlando, Sun City and Peace
River, and Thousand Trails/-
NACO park here in Wauchula.
We were pleased that one of
our own, Richard Rivard, of.
Torrey Oaks, took first place in
the men's division.


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FELICIDADES!


[ELEMENtARY'610bILSI
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Doughnut, Juice, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Salad Tray, Cornbread, Green
Beans, Pineapple Chunks,
Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Pineapple Chunks, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Stacked Ham Sand-
wich or Chicken Pot Pie (Salad
Tray, French Fries, Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast,' Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Spaghetti w/Roll (Salad Tray,
Corn, Juice, Peanut Butter
Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal.


Gospel Si

Sat. Jan. 3 *
With
Evangelist & Singer
and
The Faith Family


Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Salad Tray, Mashed Potatoes,
Juice, Pears) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Cprndog or Nachos
(Salad Tray, Mexican Rice, Pinto
Beans, Juice, Applesauce) and
Milk
JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Lettuce & Tomato, Garden
Peas, Juice Bar, Pineapple Tid-
bits, Salad Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY'
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast


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7 p.m.

Terry Hall

Singers


Victory Praise Center
132 E. Main St. Bowling Green
Pastor John Gray Welcomes Everyone
Refreshments Following Service



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"New Patients Welcome"


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We wish you and your family a very
i'safe, healthy, and prosperous 2009.

"Happy New Year!"

Se Habla Espanol


Pizza, Buttered Toast, Pine-
apple Tidbits, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Chicken Pot Pie w/Biscult or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Lett-
uce & Tomato, Green Beans,
Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Spaghetti w/Roll or Pepper-
oni Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato,
Corn, Juice, Peanut Butter
Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll or .Cheese Pizza or Deli
Turkdy Sandwich (Lettuce &
Tomato, Mashed Potatoes,
Juice, Pears, Salad Bar) and
Milk

Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Pepper-
on .Piz2a or NachoS (Tossed
Salad, Juice, Applesauce, Mexi-
can Rice, Pinto Beans w/Ham)
and Milk

SENIOR HIGH '


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Green Beans, Juice Bar, Pine-
Apple Chunks, Cornbread) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Pineapple Chunks, Cin-
namon Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
w/Roll (Tossed Salad, Broccoli
Normandy, Peas & Carrots,
Peaches, Cucumber & Tomato
Salad, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Juice,
Pears, Cheese Grits,. Cheese
Toast, Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti w/0oll
(ToSSed Salad, Green Beans,
Veggie Cup, Corn, Juice,
Peanut Butter Cookies, Pears,
Waldorf Salaii and Milk
THVASDAY"
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, AppleSauce,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
w/Roll (Tossed Salad, Baked
Beans, Mashed Potatoes,
Broccoli, Pears, Juice) and Milk'
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
ToaSt, Juice, Peaches, Buttered
Toast, Milk
Luneh: Nachos (Tossed Sal-
ad, Mexican Rice, Corn, Refried
Beans /Cheese, Applesauce,
Juice) and Milk


FOTO CORTESIA
Con una goleada de cinco goles a cero sobre el equipo Puebla, iniciaron el Torneo de
Invierno los Infantiles del Deportivo "El Capire" de Juanito Diaz, qulen se superreforzo
con cinco jugadores provenientes de Plant City.


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Tobacco Use


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is a very popular New Year's
resolution. Many tobacco users
try to quit on their own. Others
find that being in a program
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No te vayas!!!, suplique,
No me dejes a mi suerte;
Sin ti, no se mas que hacer;
Sin ti, mi alma queda inerte.

Tu sabes cuanto te amo;
Mil veces lo has comprobado,
Mi ser entero te he dado;
Despierto y dormido, te llamo.

Llorando a gritos, suplico:.
No te alejes, ten piedad de mi;
Quitame ya de sufrir,
No merezco este castigo!!!

S, cuanj estaba llorando,
Ansioso y a grito abierto;
Lento, mefui despertando;
Sonaba, nada era cierto!!!

Luis Castillo
Zolfo Springs
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1 Way BackWh


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida
Advocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-
Advocate...
75 Years Ago
Unusual Moth Found By
Hardee Countian: A species of
moth found occasionally in
Florida but usually in Mexico
and Central America, was re-
cently found by Mrs. Ernest L.
Heim at her home near Wau-
chula.

Specialists On Citrus Give
Helpful Lectures: Many of the
growers in Hardee County
turned out last Thursday night
to hear the lectures given by the
specialists from the Florida
Extension Department, under
the auspices of County Agent
C.E. Baggott.

Free Acts To Feature Straw-
berry Festival: A number of free
acts, the first ever to be given at
the Hardee County Strawberry
Festival, have been booked for
this season, according to Man-
ager W.F. Allen, who stated this
week everything points to the
most successful festival in the
history of the undertaking.

Stage Set For Game Tonight
For Charity: Football stars of
Arcadia and Wauchula are
primed for their annual charity
grid game to be staged here
tonight between the Arcadia
Collegians and the Wauchula
All Stars, under auspices of the
Wauchula Lions Club for its
charity fund.

Relatives Pay Visit First Time
Since 1896: C.D. Frazier, who
has been resided in and near
Wauchula for many years and
who soldiered in the Army with
many Hardee County boys,


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received a very happy surprise
last weekend when his nephew,
Mr. and Mrs. B. Frazier, of
Chicago, paid him a visit.

Rev. Gipsy Smith To Conduct
Revival Here: Plans are goins,
forward for the revival services
to be held by Rev. Gipsy Smith
Jr., noted evangelist, in this city
Jan. 22 to Feb. 4, according to
Rev. Ryan L. Wood, Presbyter-
ian minister, who is handling
the details.

Berry Growers Union Meets
Tuesday Night: The first meet-
ing of the Zolfo Springs Straw-
berry Growers Union in 1934
will be held next Tuesday night,
Jan. 2. This will also be the first
meeting of the season since the
Union began active shipping of
strawberries.

50 YEARS AGO
Wauchula Receives Safety
Award: Wauchula has received
its fourth consecutive Certifi-
cate of Honor for no traffic
fatalities. The award, given by
the State Department of Public
Safety, is for 1956. The city's
record was marred this year by
the death of young. Bobby
Murphy on Nov. 29.

First Baby Of '58 Arrives
Late: Hardee County's first citi-
zen of the New Year was true to
her sex. She was fashionably
late, waiting until mid-evening
to make an appearance. Mr. and
Mrs. Clayton Spoon of Bowling
Green were parents of the first
- baby born in 1958 in the coun-'
ty.
Santa Visits Resthaven: Santa
Claus, in the person of young
Walter Reas, in perfect regalia
and whiskers, handed out the
gifts at Resthaven on Christmas
Eve and returned again on
Christmas Day to reign over the


Monday
Homemade Chicken & Dumplings
with a roll $6.49

Tuesday
Homemade Pulled Pork
on a bun $6.99

Wednesday
3 Piece Chicken Meal
with a roll $5.99

Thursday
Fried Pork Chops
with cornbread $7.99

Friday
Fried Catfish Nuggets
with cornbread $6.99

Everday Special.
2 Piece Chicken Meal
with a roll $4.99


Made Fresh Daily
include 44 oz Drink, and 2 Sides
Okra Buttered Corn Green Beans Baked Beans Mixed Greens
Tomato Gravy over Rice Potato Wedges Yellow Rice Slaw
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head of cattle on 3,000 acres in
southwestern Hardee County
used in the study of cattle
breeding, feeding and manage-
ment.

Magnolia Manor Forms
Crime-Fighting Group: Mag-
nolia Manor residents, fed up


with drugs and crime, have
mobilized to combat them. The
next meeting of the concerned
citizens group will be on Jan. 4
at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose
building at the First Missionary
Baptist Church. All concerned
citizens are invited to attend.


musical program presented
there.
Building Permits Total
$463,842: A total of $463,842
in building permits were issued
in Wauchula in 1957. One of the
largest, for $75,000, was issued
to Wauchula Masonic Lodge for
construction of its new head-
quarters and the new city post
office.

South American Studies
Here: Senor Gustavo Ulloa
from Ecuador will spend the
next two months at the Range
Cattle Experimental Station
here. At the request of his gov-
ernment, Senor Ulloa was sent
to Florida to study beef cattle
production methods.

Wildcats Journey To Ft.
Myers: The Hardee High Wild-
cats basketball team will return
to action tonight when they
journey to Fort Myers for a
double header with the Green
Wave. Saturday night the 'Cats
will return home to engage the
Venice Indians, a team that
handed the Cats their first loss
of the year.
25 YEARS AGO
Hardee's First Baby Of Year
Contest Set: If you ate expect-
ing a "blessed event" any day
now, perhaps your newborn will
be Hardee County's first baby
of 1984. The first baby born to
Hardee County parents as we
welcome in the new year will
be eligible to win a number of
gifts compliments of local busi-
nesses.
Hardee Hit By Freeze: Joe
Davis Sr., chairman of the
Florida Citrus Commission,
summed up the damage by last
weekend's freezes by saying he
thought there was only leaf and
fruit damage but no wood dam-
age. Christmas Eve the temper-
ature dropped during the night
to 26 degrees.

Zolfo Elementary 2nd Grade
Presents Christmas Program:
Christmas greetings were ex-
tended from eight countries
around the world by second
graders who performed a well
organized presentation at the
P.T.O. at Zolfo Elementary
School on Dec. 15. There were
well over 200 people present
and standing room only
for "Christmas Around the
World."

Jayvees Take Lake Placid 61-
57: The Hardee Jayvees played
their second game of the young
season on a Tuesday night, Dec.
13, and used the same formula
for a 61 to 57 win over Lake.
Placid Jayvees.

The Deweys To Present Con-
cert: The Deweys of Nashville,
considered to be one of the
most talented musical families
in the world today, will appear
at the Avon Park Middle School
auditorium Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
The Deweys concert, sponsored
by the Church of Nazarene, is
free, but a free offering will be


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First Federal of Desoto Wel-
comes New Manager: First
Federal of Desoto recently wel-
:omed Sherry L. McCorquo-
dale as the new branch manag-
er. McCorquodale was born in
Wauchula and graduated with
the class of 1977.

Ruth Blanchard Wins Turkey:
The Wauchula Plaza was a busy
place all week prior to Christ-
mas Day as the parking lot was
filled most every day with busy
shoppers. Thursday morning at
10:30 a.m., Miss Becky Rod-
riguez, the current Miss Hardee
County, drew the winning ticket
from the names of those who
had registered for a free
Christmas Turkey. The overall
winner was Ruth Blanchard of
Wauchula.

10 YEARS AGO
Public Meeting Reviews
Horse Creek Status: Horse
Creek may soon save the honor
of being classified as an Out-
standing Florida Waters by the
state Department of Environ-
mental Protection. According to
DEP officials, the designation
of OFW is placed on a body of
water to prevent further deterio-
ration of the existing water
quality.

County Possessions Total $43
Million: Did you know . that
you're the part-owner of
a Muffine Monster grinder, and
a pipe and wire finder, and
a leak detector, and, and?? As
a, Hardee County taxpayer,
you're rich, with about $42.8
million of inventory working
for you.
Who Will Be First???:
Expectant mothers better hope
they're in good shape when the
new year rolls around. Good
enough shape to "out-labor" the
rest of the competition in the
annual Herald-Advocate First
Baby of the Year Contest, and
win a bundle of prizes.

Landfill Finally Gets Permit:
Call it any early Christmas gift!
Or just spell it RELIEF. County
Landfill Supervisor J.R. Pres-
tridge and staff got the good
news recently that their 18-
month effort to get the Class I
Landfill permit renewed was
successful.

The Cowboy Way: Ranching,
a common sight.jri the county,
takes a "unique turn at the
University of Florida Range
Cattle Research and Education
Center in Ona. Hartsell Bishop
and Alvin English often go
head-to-head with bulls like this
Braford breed among the 1,200


It certainly is the season!
The park models, RV, and 5th
wheels are decorated and show-
ing the wonderful Christmas
spirit in our great park. It makes
the park so beautiful for the
very special time of year.
Also adding to the beauty of
the park are our residents with
green thumbs. I hope everyone
has been able to stroll through
the park and see the hard work
in the yards, the flowers and
shrubs are beautiful. Special
kudos to Terry and Doty Suits
for their spectacular yard and
helping with yards of those who
are not able.
Some encouraging news, our
Mary Lou Carnes is back in
Wauchula in rehab after suc-
cessful surgery for her broken
ankle. We hope to see her back
home soon.
The Monday morning coffee
was well attended and we had
three 50/50 winners. We apolo-
gize for not getting the name of
the first winner, the second win-
ner was Marilyn Holibaugh and
the third was George Goode-
now.
The Euchre winners this
Tuesday night were first, Paul
Gibson; second, Bill Godsey;


third Armand Blias; and fourth
Art Hyde. The Floating Dollar
going to George Goodenow.
The most coveted award of all,
the Booby Prize, winner was
Don Jones.
As we write this everyone is
preparing for and anticipating
the Christmas Eve party with
good food (as usual) and lots of
fun and games. For those of us
that are not with our families
this time of year this is the very
best next thing. Some of our
residents went home for the
holidays and we pray for a safe
and happy trip there and back
for them. The park association
provided the ham and potatoes;
we will have a wonderful
Christmas day feast!
This is a good time of year to
thank all the volunteers here in
the park that take responsibility
and lead the activities that
everyone enjoys so much. The
names are too numerous to
mention but we would not be
able to have as many successful
activities without you.
All of us at Little Charlie
Creek RV Park wish all of you a
very Merry Christmas and a
Happy and Prosperous New
Year.


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hands-on with Christmas this season with the help of
their parents and created a variety of holiday crafts.
Anthony Griffis and his dad, Billy, are making reindeer
paper bags.


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play the reindeer candy canes they made.


Over 40 parents and volunteers assisted the ZSE elves in
making reindeer, candy-cane colored necklaces and
many more festive crafts. The Brandeberrys strike a fam-
ily pose to show off their daughter's hat and candy-cane
necklace.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 25-2008-CA-000241
DIVISION: CIVIL
STATE EMPtOYEES CREDIT
UNION, .
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHANNON M. SELPH; DONNIE
VERNON SELPH; HIGHEST
CORP. a/d/b/a HIGHVEST COR-
PORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT
IN POSSESSION #1; AND
UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSES-
SION #2,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE Is hereby given that,
pursuant to the Order of Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure in this
cause, In the Circuit Court of.
Hardee County, Florida, I will sell
the property situated in Hardee
County, Florida described as:

Lot 14, Block "I", Charlie
Creek Mobile Estates, as
per plat recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 37, Public
Records of Hardee County,
Florida.
Parcel ID Number: 31-33.
27-0860-00001-0014
And which postal address
Is:
1351 Morgan Grice Rd.,
Wauchula, Florida 33873
at Public Sale, to the highest bid-
der, for cash, on the front steps of
the Hardee County Courthouse
located at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 21st day of January, 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 US
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
WITNESS my hand and the Seal
of this Court this 13th day of
November, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: C. Timmons
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.


CASE No.: 252008CA000446
,LASALLE BANK NATIONAL.,
,A&OCIATION,.AS T"l F. .
F JTHE REGISTEED J D-
"iES OF GSAMP TRUST 2005-
-AHL2, MORTGAGE PASS.-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2005-AHL2,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
ELENA RAMOS, ET AL.
DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to the Flani Judgment of
Foreclosure dated October 8,
2008 in the above action, I will sell
to the highest bidder for cash at
Hardee, Florida, on January 21,
2009, at 11:00 am, at the North
front, steps of courthouse -417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 for the following described
.property:
WEST 1/2 OF LOT 4 AND
ALL OF LOT 5, BLOCK 14,
MAGNOLIA MANOR, A
SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN
SECTION 15,. TOWNSHIP
34 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AS PER PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 23, AND
LOT 3 AND THE EAST
HALF (1/2) OF LOT 4,
BLOCK 14, MAGNOLIA
MANOR SUBDIVISION, AS
'PER PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE
23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
Any person claiming an Interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the his pendens must
file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale. The Court, in its dis-
cretion, may enlarge the time of
the sale. Notice of the changed
time of sale shall be published as
provided herein.
DATED 10-10-08
B. Hugh Bradley, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk of the Court
"If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion In order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
,cost to you, to the provision of
Certain assistance. Please contact
the ADA Coordinator, Mr. Nick
Sudzlna at P.O. Box 9000, Bartow,
FL 33831; telephone number 863-
534-4686 two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing impaired, call the
Florida Relay Services at 1-800-
955-8771 (TTY); If you are voice
impaired, call the Florida Relay
Services at 1-800-955-8770."


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By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
As the new year arrives,
many students reflect on the
past year's academic perfor-
mance and' ways in which they
could improve.
For some students at South
Florida Community College,
little improvement is needed as
many received the privilege of
being added to the President's
List for excelling in academics.
Hard working students from
Bowling Green whose name
appeared on the fall 2008
President's List for receiving a
semester grade point average
between a 3.8 and 4.0 were
Ashlee Abbott, Nicole Bryant
and Brittany Derringer.
Students from Wauchula who
had the honor of being added to
the President's List were An-
drea Farrer, William Graham,
Gilberto Jaimes and Ryan
Mathews.


COURTESY PHOTO
With Santa Claus busy delivering toys to millions of children around the world, the
Hardee Senior High School Spanish Club helped St. Nick by taking toys that they had
collected and wrapped to needy families from Zolfo Springs Elementary School. The
bicycle, of course, was too big for Santa's sack! With the packages are (from left) stu-
dent Jarrlus Lindsey, teacher Gregg Mann and ZSE guidance counselor Leigh Buemel.


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet


Edna and I would like to
wish everyone a glorious and
Happy New Year!

CHAPEL
There were 135 to observe
the lighting of the Advent can-
dle by Mary Johns with Carlene
Balavitch doing the reading.
The prayer was done by Mickey
White, with a piano duet done
by Cheryl Conkle and Sandy
Feeser. Special music, with the
choir singing Some Children
See Him," was directed by
Ardeth Johns. Pastor Jim asked
would you have wanted to be
Mary or Joseph?


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
NORMAC.-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 Representative:
LARRY EUGENE WINGATE
1524 Maude Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
'Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137

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COFFEE
We had 170 to enjoy those
fresh doughnuts that Herb and
Edna and Keith and Sheila are
purchasing. Our activities are
being well attended, with 85 at
the snack breakfast, 50 at the
dance, 108 at our ice cream
social. Many coupons .were
won and the 50/50 was won by
Don Dobberstein.
The first edition of the
newsletter was paid with the
generosity of all those who pur-,
chased fifty/fifty tickets sold
throughout the park. The first
drawing was won by Ginnie
Merriman and the second was
won by Norb Wilhelm. What a
great way to start off the new
year, as winners!
The Pioneer Creek Jam
Session on Sundays will be
starting Jan. 4 at 1-3p.m. head-
ed by Garry Delves and will be
open to all parks to participate.
The Rainbow of Notes will be
coming to an end on Dec. 28,
which was started by myself
(Reggie) and would like to let
everyone know they were
appreciated for joining in as
well as all the volunteers that
helped make it a success.

ACTIVITIES
Bridge winners: Jack Scha-
fer, first place, with 4,480, and
Horace Chappell, second with


3,920.
Euchre winner: Kay Glover,
first place, with 80.
Bid euchre: Fran Posey,
first place, with 223.
Interpark shuffle was in Fort
Meade on Dec. 18, the women
with 13 wins and lost five and
the men won 11 and lost seven.
Great job!

SPOTLIGHT
Garry and Diane Delves have
been married 39 years with
three children and six grand-
children. Garry retired as a pro-
duction planner for General
Motors, and Diane retired as a
financial planner from the
Royal Bank of Canada. After
retiring they moved from St
Therese, Quebec to Verona,
Ontario to be closer to their
family. When they are not snow
birds Garry works part-time in a
hardware store and Diane
works part-time at the bank.
Garry has been involved with
music for the past 10 years and
will be heading up this portion
of the season with the Pioneer
Creek Jam session.
Diane is the co-chairman of
the paint class and enjoys quilt-
ing and other craft projects.
Diane is also taking bass guitar
lessons from our very own Ray
Blais. Garry and Diane are both
a great asset to our park and we
are happy they landed here.


The Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills


CHRISTMAS
As Christmas season
approached, the recreation cen-
ter was beautifully decorated b
Winnie DeWitt, Audrey Semler,
Edie Phillips, Neda Colston,
Rose Price, Alice Rigdon, Mary
Marr, Ruby Ramey, Emma
West, Janet Sperry and Janet
Johnson. Jo Moore, Karen
Roberts, Shirley Hyde and I
also helped wrap the gifts.
Christmas dinner we had 55
present; turkey and ham with
all the fixin's, including scrum-
ptious desserts.
Terry and Janet Johnson pre-
pared the turkey and Fred and
Bertie Marsh prepared the ham.
After dinner we played card
bingo and gifts were chosen,
with many laughs. -

BREAKFAST
Fred Marsh heads up our sau-
sage gravy biscuit and pancake
breakfast. Terry and Janet John-
son and Rose Price, were the
hostesses. Jo Moore and Winnie
DeWitt made the giavy. Our
next breakfast will be Jan. 3.

MUSIC
At Sunday music from 2 to 4,
we had 17 musicians and 38 lis-
teners. The 50/50 went to
Grover Wethington, Joni Bran-
ham and Fred Marsh. The mer-
chant certificates went to
Shirley Hyde, Neda Colston,
.Jim Walton, Albert Billacane
and Lou Sperry.


BINGO


Thursday's bingo saw the
50/50 go to Charlene Souligne;
jackpot going to Shirley Hyde
and Mary Lou Katzur. The mer-
chant certificates went to
Audrey Semler, Judy Drum-
mond, Ralph Pavey, Charlene
Souligne.
Tuesday's bingo the 50/50
went to Pat Stacy, jackpot to
Rose Price and it seems Rose
ran away with many bingos too.
The jar. was split between
Shirley Hyde and Rose Price.
Merchant certificates went to
Mary Katzur, Pat Stacy,
Barbara Stalder, Mike Akelian
and Pauline Bielsford.

POKENO
Now you must understand, if
there is not more than four or
more players, it is not as excit-
ing, so the pennies were pretty
much divided equally. With
some of our players going home
for Christmas it seems there
were no runaway pennies this
week.

SHUFFLEBOARD
Once again, Ray Moore and
Ed Souligne went home with a
big hip-hip hooray. Yes, they
were pretty proud of them-
selves. How quickly you can
lose the championship in just a
few days. Tuesday, Grover and
Velma Wethington showed Ray
and Ed that they could become
the Champs too!


Wilfred Benitez Is the youngest world champion in boxing his-
tory. He was 17 1/2 when he won the light-welterweight title in
his home country of Puerto Rico in 1976.


The name of Christina
Gonzales, from Zolfo Springs,
also appeared on the 2008
President's List.
Other 'South Florida Coln-
munity College students were
honored by having the opportu-
nity to be added to the Vice
President's List for receiVing a'
grade point average between a
3.5 and a 3.79.
Bowling Green students it-
cluded Brandi Chester, Julie
Guzman, Kevin Hodges, Ver-
onica Narvaez and Lea Smed-
ley.
Students residing in Wau--
chula who were added to the
fall 2008 Vice President's List
were Jessica Baker, Dawn
(D.K.) Davis, Bethany Klobu-
char and Robert Wright Jr.
Melissa Hollon, from Zolfo
Springs, was also recognized
for her academic achievement
and was added to the Vice
President's List.


Orange Blossom RV News
By Connie Fisher


BEING NORTH
We have had several of our
residents and friends that went
north for Christmas. I am won-
dering about now, how many
wish they did not go north?
From what I am understanding
from my own children, it is
really not too nice there. Just
too much snow and cold. We
are all hoping and praying for
their safe return.

BINGO
We have had two men join
the ranks of bingo caller this
year. They are Kermit Paswater
and Larry Benedict. Our Thurs-
day night games were played
and enjoyed. Our mid cover-all
was won by Joan Easton, our
final cover-all was won by Jean
Miller. Our Monday night game
winners were mid cover-all
Ardie McDonald, the final
game was split by two winners
Jean Miller and Eleanor Dale.

FLOWERS
The other"mompng a I \%as
leaving the parkjere was Dick
Ellis out watering all the beauti-
ful flowers. Our park this year
is really beautiful with all the
flowers and all the hard work
that has been done here in the
park. I think there are more
plans in the works here in the
park. We will happily wait and
see what will happen next.

BREAKFAST
On Saturday we had biscuits
and gravy with 47 residents
enjoying the meal. Ted Morris
announc-ed the winners of the
Decora-ting Contest. First
place, Charlotte and Billy
Wilson; second place, Chuck
and Doris O'Dell; and third
place, Bob and Doris Luck-
hurst. Ted also announced that
the beautiful pool chairs were
donated to our park by Kermit
and Dina Paswater. The 50/50
was won by Ardie McDonald
and Ted Morris.


On Wednesday we had coffee
and doughnuts. Chuck O'Dell
bought doughnuts for everyone.
It was his birthday so this was
his way of celebrating, Happy
Birthday, Chuck. It was enjoyed
by several residents, and then
the tables were set in the Rec-
reation Room for Christmas
Dinner. Claire Morin was very
busy planning Christmas
Dinner for all our residents and
guests.

SHUFFLEBOARD
Shuffleboard has been put on
hold until after Christmas. So
make sure you get out and prac-.
tice while no one is out watch-
ing. Chuck O'Dell said we will
resume after the holidays.

KARAOKE
Billy and Charlotte Wilson
entertained us with Christmas
songs and other music. We do a
50/50 at Karaoke. The winners
were Dale Bohnett and Ben
Bohnett.

CRIBBAGE & POKENO
Cribbage and Pokeno are
played on Tuesday nights. The
winners for Cribbage were first
place, Fred Stahle; second
place, Jack Brief; and third
place, Lee Jarvis. Pokeno was
played and enjoyed by several.
The final cover-all was won and
split by Jean Miller and Connie
Fisher.

EUCHRE
Euchre is played on
Saturday and Wednesdays.
Saturday night the winners
were first place, Ralph Forman;
second place, Millie Schick;
and third place, Marvin Seger.
Millie Schick had 5 Lone
hands. The Wednesday night
winners were first place, Ted
Morris; second place was split
between Judy Forman and Kitty
Kelsey; and third place was
split between Ann Kelly and
Mabel Burns.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


I would like to wish everyone
a Happy New Year. Best wishes
also to everyone celebrating a
birthday or anniversary in
January.

DECORATION WINNERS
Awards were presented
Christmas Eve to those winning
for the best decorated units.
Winners for the Red Section
were first, Earl and Rosalie
Folnsbee; and second, Loyd
and Carrie Lankford. For the
Blue Section the winners were
first, Ralph and Nancy King;
and second, Don and Flo Smith.
The Green Section winners
were first, Harold and Eleanor
Dice; and second, Cal and Betty
Gadsby. Winners for the
Yellow Section were first, Ray
and Charlene Baker; and sec-
ond, George and Irene Miller.

KOFFEE KLATCH
On Dec. 24, Dewey Morrison
led the U.S. Pledge, Eileen
Kearns led the Canadian Pledge
and Ed Frantz led the prayer.
The winners of the 50/50
were Doug and Joyce Taylor,
'Paul and Lois Conley, Bob and
Carol Jones, Jack and Bert
Elofson, and Don and Jeri
Plumley.
Keith Stephens reminded
everyone of the Fun Auction on
Feb. 7 and to save items that


can be used such as baked
goods, jams, pickles and good
used items.

SCORES
Men's Golf, Dec. 18, A or B
+ C or D Net: the winners were
Ray Baker, Loyd Lankford and
Dick Barker.
Ladies Golf, Dec. 18, Low
Net: first, Barb Newman; sec-
ond, and a tie between Nancy
Morrison and Barb Plunkett.
Pin Sheet #3, the winner was
Nancy Ellman with 40' 4".
Mixed Golf, Dec. 22, Team
Net: the winners were Brian
Kavanaugh, Nancy Morrison
and Dick Barker.

CHURCH NEWS
by Diane Burget
Rev. Winne opened the ser-
vice on Dec. 21 with the con-
gregation singing "Silent
Night." We also sang "Joy to
the World"; "0 Come, All Ye
Faithful"; and "0 Little Town
of Bethlehem" accompanied by
Carol Jones on piano and Bob
Bolhouse on the organ. Don
Meriallat offered the opening
prayer. The choir, directed by
Nancy Morrison, sang "Born in
a Manger." The offering was
taken by Lowell Gordon and
Bob Wilday. Maxine Stromme
was the greeter for the 73 resi-
dents in attendance.





10B The Herald-Advocate, January 1, 2008


JANUARY 5th MARCH 2nd

FILE NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING

TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS


HOMESTEAD
VETERANS TAX DISCOUNT (NEW)
WIDOWER
DISABILITY
SENIOR EXEMPTION
TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY(NEW)


RELIGIOUS
VETERANS DISABILITY
WIDOW
NON-PROFIT
CHARITABLE


HOMESTEAD


Exemption Up to $50,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by March 2, 2009
To be eligible for this exemption you must:
Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2009
Reside on the property as of January 1,2009
Be a Legal resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2009
Each property owner must appear personally at the County Property Appraiser's Office.
Please bring the following with you: Deed, Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the property on which you are claiming homestead
exemption. Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida Voter's Registration or Declaration of Domicile. If not a US Citizen bring
Residency (Green) card for both husband and wife. If a mobile home is involved, bring registration certificate or title.

AGRICULTURAL "GREENBELT"

CLASSIFICATION
All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who are engaged in a "bona fide" agricultural business and desire agricultural
classification for tax purposes must file application with the Appraiser's Office between January 1st and March 1st. Copy of lease
required if applicable.


EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE
A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP

FILING PERIOD FOR TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS ENDS MARCH 2nd.

If you have any questions regarding Tax Exemptions or "Greenbelt" please feel free to contact us for assistance -
863/773-2196.
To apply for Property Tax Exemptions or Agricultural Classification "Greenbelt", stop by:
Property Appraiser's Office
Courthouse Annex II, Room 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office hours: Monday Friday 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.

KATHY L CRAWFORD
HARDEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER


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