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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 50
4 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, November 19, 2009


Final Hearing On Regional Dump Today


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The final decision on a pro-
posed: regional landfill here
could come today (Thursday).
The applicant proposes to
buy a 1,600-acre site and. use
half of it for a garbage disposal
site for about two dozen Florida
counties. The landfill itself
would cover 300 acres and rise
to 220-feet high.


When the Hardee County
Commission meets at 8:30 a.m.,
the first item on the agenda is
the public zoning hearing,
which begins at 8:35 a.m. It's
probably the commission cham-
bers, Room 102; Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, will be packed.
On Nov. 5, when the county
Planning & Zoning Board held
the first hearing on the pro-


posed landfill, it was a stand-
ing-room-only crowd. After
three hours of testimony, the
P&Z Board recommended
denial of the Special Exception
and related Site Development
plan for the proposed landfill.
But, the County Commission
can override that recommenda-
tion for denial.
Waste Services of Florida
Inc. hopes to gain approval for a


300-acre landfill three miles
south of Crewsville Road on
Ten-Mile Grade. It says it will
pave that portion of Ten-Mile
Grade, which is now a shell
road, to its plant and maintain
litter control on it, and the six
miles of Crewsville Road used
for the approved haul route.
A minimum of 80 trucks
would each bring 25 tons of
household garbage to that land-


fill daily. There would also be
roughly 30 tanker trucks, each
removing 6,000 gallons of
leachate (contaminated water
which has percolated through
the garbage) from the on-site
two million-gallon leachate
story facility.
If constructed by 20:12 as pro-
posed, the 300-acre landfill
would last about 30 'years.
Waste Services has not said


whether it would open another
300-acre landfill on the remain-
ing portion of the 1,629-acre
Crewsville Groves property on
which they have an option.
When closed, the first portion
of the landfill would be 200 to
225 feet high, as high as a 20-
story building. Waste Services
would be responsible for moni-
toring it for 30 years after it is
See HEARING 3A


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Caroline Coronado, 8, with her aunt, Blanca De La Rosa. Both were diagnosed with
cancer within weeks of each other. Caroline's is in remission, and the little girl thought
her aunt was cancer-free, too. Here, she visited with her ill aunt last Friday.



Bluegrass & BBQ LOOKING BETTER!


This Friday Night


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Bluegrass and barbecue, a
perfect autumn evening combi-


WEATHER
DAME HIWH LOW BAIN
1111 80 67 0.15
11112 65 53 0.00
11113 74 48 0.00
11/14 79 51 . 0.00
11/15 78 50 0.00
11116 80 5 o0.00
11/17 81 54 0.00
QIAL Rainfall to 11117109- 39.08
Same period last year - 41.01
Tn Year Average - 52.95
Source: Unl. of Ra. One Resarch CsMent

INDEX
Classifieds..................... 4D
Courthouse Report.......8C
Crime Blotter..................5C
Hardee Living................20
Information Roundup...4A
Obituaries......................4A



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nation.
Friday Night Live this week
will feature the Foothill Blue-
grass Band, barbecue dinners
from the Lion's Club and a
whole lot more.
Dinner tickets can be pre-pur-
chased from any Lion's Club
member for $10. They will
include pulled pork, baked
beans, 'cole slaw, a roll and
dessert. They can also be
bought at Friday Night Live
which is from 5 to 9 p.m. at
Main Street Heritage Park at the
corner of South Seventh
Avenue and Main Street in
Wauchula.
As always, Main Street
Wauchula Inc., which hosts the
event, will have hot dogs, soda
and water available. There will
also be "walking tacos," a ben-
efit for Hardee Youth Foun-
dation cheerleaders who are
going to regionals on Nov. 27.
This month's sponsor is CF
Industries, which is providing
the band and other support. The
Lion's Club and Lydia's House
are also participating. Beside
dinners, the Lion's Club will
have face-painting. Lydia's
House will provide a petting
zoo and wagon rides, and inter-
pretive dancing and singing
See BLUEGRASS 2A


Unrelenting Cancer


Mother Of 3 Needs Your Help


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
She's only 37.
And she was younger still when she was diag-
nosed with breast cancer. That was a year and a
half ago.
Her mother had just died of cancer. Her then-
7-year-old niece was diagnosed with cancer.
But Blanca De La Rosa, the mother of three
school-age boys, kept up a joyful spirit and a
strong fight.
Chemotherapy, radiation, radical surgery.
And by July of this year, De La Rosa was
declared cancer-free.
Three months later, it was back. And had
spread to her bones. And is in Stage 4.
Her husband, Vincent De La Rosa, a former
police officer, must stay with her 24 hours a day


to care for her and tend to her needs as she strug-
gles with the severe pain. Their boys - Manuel,
16, a player on the junior-varsity football team at
Hardee Senior High School, and Stevie, 10, and
little Vincent, 8, students at North Wauchula
Elementary School - need their father's atten-
tion, too, during this stressful time.
Vincent De La Rosa cannot work right now.
Family is first.
And so there will be a benefit for Blanca De La
Rosa this Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at the
Bowling Green City Hall parking lot. It's easy to
find. It's on U.S. 17 and Main Street.
There is something for everyone: a bake sale, a
yard sale, a car wash. All in hopes of drawing a
lot of community support for this family.
Her family tells her story well, and it is includ-
See CANCER 2A


Guard Accused Of 'Misconduct'


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 24-year-old detention offi-
cer at Hardee Correctional In-
stitution has been accused of
engaging in a sexual relation-
ship with an inmate there.
Virginia Louise Driver, 'of
Zolfo Springs, was served with
an arrest warrant by sheriffs
Dep. Michael Lake on Sunday
afternoon, Nov. 8. The warrant
charges her with the felony
crime of sexual misconduct
with an inmate.
Driver was booked into the


Hardee County Jail at 3:37 p.m.
that day. Her stay was short, as
she posted a $1,000 bond just
over an hour later. She.gained
her release at 4:49 p.m. to await
trial.
She will appear in Hardee
Circuit Court on Tuesday at
8:30 a.m. for arraignment on
the charge against her.
According to an investigation
conducted by the Office of the
Inspector General for the Flori-
da Department of Corrections,
allegations against Driver came
See GUARD 2A


Driver


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Improvements continue on the historic 1915 Wauchula Train Depot as staff from Lavon Cobb Construction work on
Phase II of restoration of the beautiful building which was deeded to the city in 1998, when emergency repairs were
done to preserve the building at U.S. 17 North and East Main Street. Partitioning the south portion, a new ceiling,
rough-in plumbing, electrical conduits and new heat/air conditioning are part of the work being done now. A hand-
icapped ramp, restrooms, museum, offices and food preparation/conference rooms will be done later.


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CANCER
Continued From 1A
ed below, as written by Olivia Coronado.
Coronado is little Caroline's mother and the wife
of Bowling Green Police Officer Eddie
Coronado. Caroline, now 8, is a cancer victim,
too, and is now in remission. Caroline struggles
with her aunt's current condition.
Olivia Coronado writes:
"Blanca De La Rosa is a caring mother of three
boys and a loving wife.
"In the past year and a half, life has thrown her
through so many unfortunate obstacles but yet
she still continued to stay close to our Lord Jesus
Christ.
"Blanca's story began on Feb. 21, 2008, when
she lost her mother after a long hard battle with
cancer. Blanca had no choice but to stay strong
for her family, and continued to offer her support
to others in their time of need.
"After her loss, she attempted to go on with her
life and make the most of life with her husband,
Vincent, and their three sons, Manuel, 16, little
Stevie, 10, and little Vincent, 8.
"In April of 2008, Blanca was given the most
devastating news anyone could ever imagine -
she was diagnosed with breast cancer. No words
could ever describe the horrible feelings that
came over her and her family.
"The one and only question that rose in their
minds was, "What do we ,do now?" "The only
thing we can do, fight," Blanca said.
"For the past year and'a half, Blanca under-
went intense chemotherapy, treatments and
numerous radiation treatments along with sur-
gery. And although her treatments left her weary
and weak, she still managed to find time for fam-
ily, friends and, most of all, Christ.
"In July of this year, Blanca was given the


most exciting news ever, her cancer was gone!
"With the help of her family, she was able to
put her life back together and continue to live her
life to the fullest. (Note: Blanca De La Rosa for-
merly worked at Wauchula State Bank and most
recently was employed by BB&T Bank in Fort
Meade.)
"It wasn't until Oct. 9, when Blanca was hos-
pitalized for other medical reasons, that she
found out that her cancer was back. Oncology
physicians told her that, the cancer had spread to,.
her skeletal system, and is'now at a S age 4.
"Due to Blanca's severe pain that'she has every
day as a result of the Stage 4 cancer, Blanca's
husband, Vincent Sr., has become her primary
caregiver 24 hours a day, leaving him unable to
work and contribute to their finances.
"Up to this day Blanca continues to fight her
illness with hopes that a miracle will save her.
"We are asking for the help of our community
to pray together and make this miracle happen.
"The De La Rosa family is in need of financial
support as well. Blanca has been on a family
medical leave from her job and is not sure when
she will able'to return to work.
"A fund raiser which will include a yard sale,
bake sale, cake raffles (every 30 minutes); and
ear wash will be held for the family on Saturday
at the city of Bowling Green parking lot starting
at 8 a.m.
"The car wash will be donations only.
"So please come by and show ybur support by
buying a yard-sale item,, getting your car washed
or even just coming by and letting the family
know you are praying for them.
"Any donation big and small will be greatly
appreciated."


GUARD
Continued From 1A
to light on Feb. 17, 2008.
On that date, an inmate
approached a sergeant at the
prison, and told her that he had
found some letters in. his cell-
mate's belongings. Those -let-
ters, he alleged, were written by
a corrections officer.
The sergeant turned the let-
ters over to her superior officer,
a captain, who reported the alle*
gations to Warden Timothy
Cannon.
A probe was begun.
The resulting report alleges
that Driver engaged in a sexual
relationship with a male inmate,
and that she wrote love letters
to him. The inmate is 29 years
old.
According to a charging doc-
ument filed with the Circuit;
Court by Assistant State Attorn-
ey Alan Burns, the sexual rela-
tionship was active between
Dec. 1, 2007, and Feb. 22,
2008.
A capias for Driver's arrest
was issued on Oct,. 2 of this
year, and served on Nov. 8.


Anger makes you smaller,,
while forgiveness forces
you to grow beyond what
you were.
-Cherie Carter-Scott


BLUEGRASS
Continued From 1A


' ^ Kelly's Column
By Jim


The Highlands County Gator Club, which includes Hardee
County, will have the 2009 Gator Gallop 5-K and family 1-mile fun
run on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 8 a.m. at Highlands Hammock. The
entry fee is $20 for adults'and $10 for kids 12 and under. Proceeds
will go for scholarships to UF
For more information call Elizabeth or Katie at 385-7600.
There will be T-shirts for the first 200 entrants. Mail entry, shirt
size and age to Gator Gallop, 3310 Park Road, Sebring, FL 33872
or call 385-4736 for questions.


Cat's On Main in Wauchula on Thursday, Dec. 3. %will host a
book signing from 4 to 7 p.m. for Carlton Ward Jr. and his new
book entitled "Florida Cowboys." The book has numerous photos
from Florida ranches and 20 historical, cultural and environmental
essays to celebrate the grit and raw beauty of the Florida heartland
and its enduring cowboys. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.
Ward is an eighth generation Floridian from a pioneering
ranching family. The book leads a journey from Spanish explorers
to. range wars, the early cattle trade with Cuba tomodern grass-fed
beef, from wildlife corridors to water management, and from
endangered species to land conservation to balance agriculture and
the environment, Ward says.
Patrick Smith, author of "A Land Remembered," said Florida
has about 20 percent of its' land area devoted to raising cattle -
over 7 million acres, 1.75 million cattle, and 15,500 operations.


The Citrus Industry magazine last month reported Florida has
568,814 acres in citrus, down 1.3 percent from last year partly due
to elimination of greening and canker-infested trees. There were
new plantings of 12,155 acres.
.The state has 492,529 acres of oranges, 53,863 acres in grape-
fruit and 22,422 acres of specialty fruit. Florida has 140,089 acres
of abandoned groves.
The top citrus producing counties, in order, are Polk, Hendry,
Highlands and DeSoto.
The rate of greening disease infection is reported at 1.6 per-
cent, wrote editor Ernie Neff. UF-IFAS economist Allen Morris
said spraying for psyllids which spread greening has partly boost-
ed caretaking costs to manage groves from $775 to $1,770 per acre
,in the past five years.
The Hardee County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance and
Drug Prevention Coalition met Nov. 10 at Hardee High School.
Major Randy Dey of the Hardee Sheriff's Office said the local
drug task force over the weekend arrested 18 drug' dealers. The
major drugs locally are methamphetamine, crack cocaine and mar-
ijuana. He said, "Hardee has more than its share of drugs." There
is increased illegal sales of prescription drugs. He added, "Drugs
will be here forever."
Lora Williams of the Hardee Health Department said Hardee
has 10 computerized dolls for teen girls to take home in the fight
against teen pregnancy. Hardee ranks No. 3jn the state per capital
on births to mothers under 18.
Slogans include "Life is about choices. Choose wisely." and
"Most of us don't ..."


during some of the band breaks.
At other breaks there will be
square dancing in the front of
the part nearest Main Street.
After demonstrations, audience
members may be asked to join
in.


Dear Editor:
Hardee and Highlands coun-
ties can be thankful for many
blessings. We live in a beautiful
area of the country with friend-
ly residents who value the many
opportunities that this wonder-
Sfil.community. offers. '". .
But as we go about our daily'
routines, some of our friends,
our neighbors, and our loved
ones are in a vulnerable place
confronting a frightening sce-
nario - they have received a
terminal diagnosis. But fortu-
nately, we again are blessed to
have compassionate hospice
care available in Hardee and
Highlands counties with dedi-
cated caregivers who are ready
to help.
November is National Hos-
pice Month - a time to reflect
on the types of care accessible
When comfort measures are
now a desired plan of care.
While thinking about end-of-
life care can be overwhelming,
not thinking about it can lead to
unnecessary pain and unwanted
suffering.



FRIENDLY WAGER


Classic cars will be parked
along Main Street from U.S. 17
to Seventh Avenue. There will
inflatables on the north and
south sides of Main Street on
Seventh Avenue, so the children


Being on the Good Shepherd
Hospice Board of Directors has
given me tremendous insight
into the specialized, patient-
centered care that hospices pro-
vide. Many people are unaware
that hospice care addresses the
physiegti.motio'ngc! i;cS.ial and
spiritual challenge that can go
hand and hand with end-of-life
issues.
With professional healthcare
staff and trained volunteers pro-
viding a circle of support,
patients and their loved ones
can focus on making the most
of the time they have remaining
together.
I know that a terminal diag-
nosis is crushing. But I encour-
age you to contact hospice as
soon as possible if you or a
loved one are in this place. You
will come to find out that with
hospice care, you can start to
.worry less and live more.
Sincerely,
Jane Hancock, Esquire
Good Shepherd Hospice
Board of Directors
Sebring


COURTESY PHOTO
Chuck Page (left) of Wauchula has a continuing annual
$5 bet on the winner of the FSU-Florida football game
with John Terrell of Wauchula. Page is a FSU Seminole
fan, and Terrell likes the Gators. The two teams will play
, on Nov. 28 in Gainesville. Page lost his lower right leg in
1966 after a rattlesnake bite near the Steve Roberts
Special Road. He had a long career with the Florida
Driver License Bureau. Terrell had a long career in edu-
catioin as teacher, principal, superintendent and sales-
man. They posed for this picture Nov. 10 at Pioneer
Restaurant in Zolfo Springs.


YOUR BUSINESS COULD

APPEAR HERE TOO!!
Contact
Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels

773-3255


can play close to their elders.
Stores along Main Street will
be open for shopping and din-
ing. There will be informational
booths from Wauchula Police
Department, the Health Depart-


HONOR ROLL
Bowling Green Elemen-
tary School reports that it
inadvertently omitted a
child's name from the
Honor Roll published in
this paper last week.
First grader Breeshia
Hrabal made all A's. Con-
gratulations, Breeshia!
At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a'
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


ment and the Extension Ser-.
vice.
Adding to the fun will be tri-
cycle races for the tots and a
cake walk with prizes for the
winners.


Art js born of the observa-
tion and investigation of
nature.
-Cicero



ABOUT...
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The Editor
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comes letters to the editor
on matters of public interest.
Letters should, be brief, and
Must be written in good
taste and include the
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and daytime telephone
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Letters must be received
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Send letters to: Letters to
the Editor, The Herald-
Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
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Letter To The Editor

November Is National

Hospice Care Month


YOUR




BUSINESS




COULD -




APPEAR




HERE TOO!!



Contact


Nancy, Trayce or Kim


at

The Herald-Advocated

Hardee County's Hometown 'Coverage.


115 Seventh Ave.


773-3255


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HEARING
Continued From 1A


Cattle Show Dec. 11-12;


closed.
The company offers a host
fee of $2.50 per ton up to 2,000.
.tons daily and $3.50 per ton for
each ton over 2,000. It esti-
mates $1.75 to $2.9 million
annual royalty, with 10 percent
of it going to the School Board
for its use and the balance to the
county.
SIn addition, it proposed to
take over the county's landfill
operation, maintaining its serv-
ices and closure.
After 30 years of accepting
disposal, however, the host fee
dollars woutd stop and Hardee
County would again need a
landfill for its own refuse.
Crewsville/Sweetwater resi-
dents and others have raised


11/19/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:51 am
Sets: 5:34 pm
LOD: 10:43:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:29 am
Sets: 7:56 pm
Moon Phase
8% Waxing
Major Times
1:16 am-3:16 am
1:42 pm-3:42 pm
Minor Times
7:59 am-8:59 am
8:24 pm-9:24 pm
Prediction
Best
11/20/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:52 am
Sets: 5:34 pm
LOD: 10:42:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:15 am
Sets: 8:51 pm
Moon Phase
14% Waxing
Major Times
2:07 am-4:07 am
2:33 pm-4:33 pm
Minor Times
8:50 am-9:50 am
9:15 pm-10:15 pm
Prediction
Better
11/21/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:53 am
I Sets: 5:34 pm
LOD: 10:41:00
Moon Data'
SRises: 10:56 am''
Sets: 9:46 pm
Moon Phase
22% Waxing
Major Times
2:55 am-4:55 am
3:21 pm-5:21 pm
Minor Times
9:38 am-10:38 am
10:03 pm-ll:03 pm
Prediction
Good


11/22/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 5:33 pm
LOD: 10:39:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:33 am
Sets: 10:40 pm
Moon Phase
30% Waxing
Major Times
3:40 am-5:40 am
4:06 pm-6:06 pm
Minor Times
10:23 am-ll:23 am
10:48 pm-ll:48 pm
Prediction
Average
11/23/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 5:33 pm
LOD: 10:39:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:06 pm
Sets: 11:33 pm
Moon Phase
39% Waxing
Major Times
4:23 am-6:23 am
4:49 pm-6:49 pm
Minor Times
11:06 am-12:06 pm
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Prediction
Average
11/24/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:55 am
Sets: 5:33 pm
LOD: 10:38:00
Moon IDri.
:Rises: 12.36.pm
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Moon Phase
,48% Waxing
Major Times
5'04 am-7:04 am
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Minor Times
11:47 am-12:47 pm
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Prediction
Average


many questions about the land-
fill. One big one is what hap-
pens when the proposed landfill
closes. Since the option is on a
1,629-acre site, what does the
company plan to do with its
adjacent site, another landfill?
When it all closes, what will
the county do with its garbage
then? Why not just go ahead
with that plan now?
Another is the expenditure of
valuable county resources,
water and agricultural land, to
meet the needs of the estimated
20 to 25 south Florida counties
which will be sending its
garbage to the proposed landfill
here because they don't want it
on their "valuable" land.
The effects of a 30-foot deep


11/25/2009
. Sun Data
Rises: 6:56 am
Sets: 5:33 pm
LOD: 10:37:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:06 pm
Sets: 12:25 am
Moon Phase
58% Waxing
Major Times
5:19 am-7:19 am
5:45 pm-7:45 pm
Minor Times
11:36 pm-12:36 am
12:02 pm-l:02 pm
Prediction
Average
11/26/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:57 am
Sets: 5:33 pm
LOD: 10:36:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:36 pm
Sets: 1:18 am
Moon Phase
67% Waxing
Major Times
6:01 am-8:01 am
6:27 pm-8:27 pm
Minor Times
12:18 am-I:18am
12:44 pm-l:44 pm
Prediction
Average
11/27/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:58 am
Sets: 5:33 pm
LOD: 10:35:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:07 pmt
Sets: 2:12 am
Moon Phase
76% Waxing
Major Times
6:43 am-8:43 am
7:09 pm-9:09 pm
Minor Times
1:00 am-2:00 am
1:26 pm-2:26 pm
Prediction
Good


11/28/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:58 am
Sets: 5:33 pm
LOD: 10:35:00
Mood Data
Rises: 2:41 pm
Sets: 3:09 am
Moop Phase
84% Waxing
Major Times
7:29 am-9:29 am
7:55 pm-9:55 pm
Minor Times
1:46 am-2:46 am
2:12 pm-3:12 pm
Prediction
Good
11/29/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:59 am
Sets: 5:32 pm
LOD: 10:33:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:19 pm
Sets: 4:08 am
Moon Phase
91% Waxing
Major Times
8:17 am-10:17 am
8:43 pm-10:43 pm
Minor Times
2:34 am-3:34 am
.3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Prediction
Best
11/30/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 7:00 am
Sets: 5:32 pm
LOD: 10:32:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:03 pm
Sets: 5:12 am
Moon Phase
97% Waxing
Major Times
9:11 am-ll:1l am
9:37 pm-ll:37 pm
Minor Times
3:28 am-4:28 am
3:54 pm-4:54 pm
Prediction
Better


borrow pit for soil for daily
landfill cover on area water
tables is another question.
What about landfill birds, car-
rying contamination to area cit-
rus, improved pasture, dairy
and row crops is another con-
cern to neighbors of the pro-
posed landfill.
Another is air quality, includ-
ing odor, with the possibility of
methane gas, or the deadly
hydrogen sulfite adversely
affecting ranch and dairy ani-
mals, and humans.
How will the methane gas be
properly disposed of? How will
it be transported to such a
facility?
Will the containment berm,
either of the double liners under
the garbage, or nightly cover of
whatever portion is open each
day, be sufficient to ensure no
leaks or exposed to the water,
air or quality of life of neigh-
boring ranchers and farmers?
What about contamination or
drying of area wells?
Two other issues are about
traffic, the increased traffic on
SR 66, especially along the por-
tion for U.S. 17 traffic turning
onto SR 66, until past the oolfo
Springs Elementary School
turnoff on Schoolhouse Road.
And, traffic increase and haz-
ards on Crewsville Road, a two-
lane, narrow, curvy road, is of
concern as side ditches are
filled to overflowing during the
rainy season. An estimated 80
trucks will be going to the land-
fill and back, 160 trips a day
past residences on Crewsville
Road. During a 10-hour day
(landfill hours 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.),
that's 16 trucks an hour,'about
one every three minutes, mak-
ing it hard for residents to .get
out of their driveways.
Entry from Crewsville Road
onto SR 66 hazardous because
of the sharp curve to the east on
SR 66, which doesn't allow
westbound traffic enough time
to stop when a long truck enters
from Crewsville Road. It
already has been the site of
accidents over the years.

A great fortune depends on
luck, a small one on diligence.
-Chinese Proverb
Luck Is the residue of design.
-Branch Rickey

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


The


Heartland Chorale


and Symphony

Presents the 6th Annual



"Ereasures af 6ristmas


Tickets


Tickets are available on-line @

www. theheartlandchorale.org


Or by visiting Wauchula State Bank

in Wauchula or Sebring, Cat's On

Main, First National Bank Wauchula,

1st State Bank of Arcadia, Cooper's

Wayside Flowers, or call

(863) 773-3594 for more information.


TWO Performances


Friday, December 18th, 2009


5:30 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.

Hardee County Agri-Civic Center ""�


Register
Cattle, Show enthusiasts fees are pa
across the state of Florida won't showmansl
want to miss the 2009 Hardee money.
Preview Show, Dec. 11-12 in "We are
Wauchula. event and
This event, sponsored by about the s
Peace River Electric Coopera- tition. In th
tive, is a family-friendly oppor- will get tc
tunity for all ages. brother or
Starting with the free clinic animal, wh
on Friday, the show provides an ents pointe
excellent opportunity for cattle ship," sai
exhibitors to prepare for their Chief Mar
local County and State Fairs. Services C
The entry deadline for cattle Electric.
is Nov. 30. All late entries will She adds
be charged a $10 per head late in the sh,
fee, if postmarked after Nov. Hardee Co
30. Late entries will be accepted shirt and m
at check-in, but must be paid in ring with r
cash. at least a ri
The Friday and Saturday In additi
event, to be held at the Hardee a free dir
Fairgrounds Cattlemen's Arena clinic will
features five divisions, includ- night.
ing a steer division. Purebred
All of the top prizes are spon-. shown by
scored and 100 percent of entry commercial


By Nov. 30


id out to division and
hip winners as prize

thrilled to host this
Share very excited
howmanship compe-
is show, participants
help their younger
sister exhibit their
tile giving their par-
rs in adult showman-
d Nell McCauley,
keting and Member
officer , Peace River

;, "Every participant
ow will receive a
)unty Preview Show
will walk out of the
nore experience and
bbon."
on to the cattle show,
iner and grooming
be offered on Friday

I animals will be
age, with steers and
I heifers shown by


weight.
A wide range of Divisions
and Classes are available:
Division 1 - Biahman, Bran-
gus, Brahman influence
Division 2 - French-Sim-
mental, Gelbvieh, Charolais,
Limousin
Division 3 - English-Angus,
Hereford, Shorthorn
Division 4 - Maine, Maine
influence, Chi influence, Lim-
ousin cross
Division 5 - Steers
Any Purebred with 20 or
more head will have its own
breed show. (20 head of heifers
or 20 head of bulls).
For more information about
the Hardee County Preview
Show or to download an appli-
cation, log on to www.pre-
co.coop or www.ruddshowsup-
ply.com.or contact Preview
Show Directors, Wendy Pette-
way at 863-781-3986 or Tim
McCauley at 803-983-6608.


COURTESY PHOTO
Peace River Electric Cooperative employees showing some of the silver buckles that
will be prizes are (from left) Jeff Cornelius, Crystal DeBoom and Mike Rouse.

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personali-
ty to the world he lives in.

The first ice cream parlor in this country opened in Ne'w York City in 1776. In 1845, the
hand-cranked freezer was invented. This allowed Americans to make ice cream more
easily at home.








ALERT!!

This Thursday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m. our

County Commissioners will vote on our

County accepting garbage from all over the

state of Florida. This garbage dump would be

on 10-Mile Grade southeast of Zolfo Springs.



This garbage dump would be one of the largest

in our state. Eighty to 200-plus semi loads of

garbage dumped 6 days a week!



Please call ALL County Commissioners and


tell them we don't need


else's


garbage. Please attend the meeting.


THE MOUNTAIN OF GARBAGE WILL

BE TALLER THAN BOK TOWER!




County Commissioners' phone numbers are listed below:
(It only takes 30 seconds to leave a message.)


Minor Bryant
773-9131 Home
781-4736 Cell '

Dale Johnson
767-6538 Home
781-1617 Cell

Lex Albrittonn -- County Manager
735-1006 Home
781-0361 Cell


Terry Atchley
773-0882 Home
781-9402 Cell

Bobby Smith
735-1622 Home
781-1331 Cell

Bill Lambert - EDO Director
773-6149 Home
781-3196 Cell


Clifton "Nick" Timmerman
773-0237 Home
781-3202 Cell


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Obituaries


KENNETH H. FURTAH
Kenneth F. Furtah, 76, of
Bartow, died on Wednesday,
Nov. 11, 2009.
He was born Nov. 20, 1932.
He was a U.S. Army veteran pf
Korean War. He retired from
Pullman Power Co., based in
Kansas City, Mo. Hd had been a
resident of Bartow for the past
five years, h'oving from Wau-
chula where his family had
lived for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by
his son, Mark Furtah.
He is survived by his wife
Edna Furtah of Bartow; two
daughters Cindy Adams and.
husband Tim of Lakeland, and
Debra Kinder and husband
Henry of Wauchula; three
grandchildren Megan Viall and
husband B.J., Jamie Harrison,
and Shyanne Adams; and four
great-grandchildren, Peyton
Viall, Taryn Martin, Luke
Martin and Kyri Grantham.
Visitation was from 5 to 6
p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the
funeral home, where services
were held at 6 p.m.
Whidden-McLean
Funeral Home
Bartow

DON JOHNSON
Don Johnson, 78, of Wau-
chula, died Friday, Nov. 13,.
2009, at home.
Born in Meadow Grove,
Neb., on Jan. 22, 1931, he came
to Hardee County six years ago
from Hollywood. He was a
painting contractor.
Survivors include his wife,.
Kalla Johnson of Wauchula;
son, Rick Johnson of Wauchula;
two daughters, Connie Johnson
and Pam Kendall, both of Wau-
chula; sister Marjorie O'Banion
of Norfolk, Neb.; five grand-
children, Kevin and James
Oviatt, Shelly, Dusty and
Casey; and two great-grandchil-
dren.
Private services will be held
at a later date.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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LARRY CRISWELL
Larry Criswell, 58, of
Wauchula, died on Saturday,
Nov. 14, 2009, at home.
Born in Ozark, Ala., on
Sept. 12, 1951, he came to
Hardee County from
Alabama 40 years ago. He
was a citrus laborer.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Arvle W.
Criswell and sister Vera Jane
Pugh. He was member of the
Moose Lodge.
Survivors include wife
Margaret Criswell of Wau-
chula; mother Cassie Ree
Criswell of Fort Meade; son
Larry Joe Criswell of Bristol;
daughters Marie Pilkington
of Bowling Green, and Karen
Pilkington and husband
Shellar of Zolfo Springs;
brothers Raymond Criswell
and wife Martha of Fort
Meade, and Danny Criswell
of Daytona Beach; sisters Pat
Cook and husband husband Charles of
Wauchula, Marsie Smith of
Ariton, Ala., Reba Bryant and
husband Tatchie of Lakeland,
Lynn Sconyers and husband
Jack of Bowling Green, Essie
Hall and husband J.D. of
Bartow, and Dessie Combs
and husband Vince of Fort
Meade; and seven grandchil-
dren, Nathan, Amber, Mich-
ael, Scottie, Krista and Jessie
Pilkington, and Eli Flowler;
and four step-grandchildren
Ryan Walker, and Josh, Jesse
and Sonya Fowler.
Visitation is today, Nov.
19, from 6 to 7 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel, with
services at 7 p.m. with Duck
Smith officiating.


LARRY CRISWELL
Larry Criswell, .58, of
Wauchula, died on Saturday,
Nov. 14, 2009, at home.
Born in Ozark, Ala., on Sept.
12, 1951, he came to Hardee
County from Alabama 40 years
ago. He was a citrus laborer.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Arvle W. Criswell
and sister Vera Jane Pugh. He
was member of the Moose
Lodge.
Survivors include wife
Margaret Criswell of Wauchula;
mother Cassie Ree Criswell of
Fort Meade; son Larry Joe
Criswell of Bristol; daughters
Marie Pilkington of Bowling
Green, and Karen Pilkington
and husband Shellar of Zolfo
Springs; brothers Raymond
Criswell and wife Martha of
Fort Meade, and. Danny
Criswell of Daytona Beach; sis-
ters Pat Cook and husband
Charles of Wauchula, Marsie
Smith of Ariton, Ala., Reba
Bryant and husband Tatchie of
Lakeland, Lynn Sconyers and
,husband Jack of Bowling
Green, Essie Hall and husband
J.D. of Bartow, and Dessie
Combs and husband Vince of
Fort Meade; and seven, grand-
children, Nathan, Amber,
Michael, Scottie, Krista and
Jessie Pilkington, and Eli
Flowler; and four step-grand-
children Ryan Walker, and Josh,
Jesse and Sonya Fowler.
Visitation is today, Nov. 19,
from 6 to 7 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel, with services at
7 p.m. with Duck Smith offici--
ating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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GEORGE LEON
KERSEY
George Leon Kersey, 81,
of Bowling Green, died on
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at
Bowling Green.
Born Dec. 5, 1927, in
Buckingham, he attended the
Church of God.
He was preceded in death
by his wife Edith Kersey.
Survivors 'include five
daughters, Alice Alderson
and husband Julius of Wau-
chula, Nelda Kersey of
Largo, Vera Youngblood of
Wauchula, Mary Youngblood
and husband Dale of Sebring,
and Nadine Ellis and husband
Randy of Sebring; five sons,
Jesse Leon Kersey and wife
Joyce of Arcadia, Arlie Ker-
sey ard wife Eileen of Wau-
chula, Eston Kersey of Wau-.
chula, Rex Kersey and wife
Pam of Wauchula and George
Kersey Jr. and wife Marie of
Wauchula; two sisters, Mar-
garet Keen and MaryLee
Eranger; 44 grandchildren;
and 102 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday,
Nov.17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home. Services
were Wednesday at 3 p.m. at
the funeral home with Pastor
Michael Howell and Brother
John Gray officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.

Brant Funeral

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


PATTY LEE
ARLINGTON SMITH
Patty L. Smith, 86, of Wau-
chula, died on Monday, Nov.
16, 2009, at her home.
Born Aug. 25, 1923, in
Oklahoma, she came to Hardee
County from Illinois 60 years
ago. She formerly worked for
Odell Carlton at the Sheriff's
Office and retired from the
Hardee County Clerk of Courts
office. She was a member of
Faith Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by'
her husband, Malcom C. Smith;
son James D. Wimberley;
daughter Carroll S. Parker; and
sister Helen Bryan,
Survivers include two sons,
Dr. Malcolm Wilson Smith and
wife Betty of Georgia, and
Phillip Lee Smith and wife
Loretta of Bowling Green; one
daughter Melissa Smith Stan-
ford and husband Terry of Lake
Placid; sister Almeada "Smok-
ie" Grimsley of Wauchula;
brother Ed Arlington of Nebra-
ska; 11 grandchildren; and 20
great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and bur-
ial will be Friday, Nov. 20, at 11
a.m. at Wauchula Cemetery
with the Rev. Brooke Larrison
officiating.
Robarts Family
'Funeral Home
Wauchula


GEORGE LEON KERSEY
George Leon Kersey, 81, of
Bowling Green, died on Sun-
day, Nov. 15, 2009, at Bowling
Green.
Born Dec. 5, 1927, in Buck-
ingham, he attended the Church
of God.
He was preceded in death by
his wife Edith Kersey.
Survivors include five
daughters, Alice Alderson and
husband Julius of Wauchula,
Nelda Kersey of Largo, Vera
Youngblood of Wauchula, Mary
Youngblood and husband Dale
of Sebring, and Nadine Ellis
and husband Randy of Sebring;
five sons, Jesse Leon Kersey
and wife Joyce of Arcadia, Arlie
Kersey and wife Eileen of
Wauchula, Eston Kersey of
Wauchula, Rex Kersey and wife
Pam of Wauchula and George
Kersey Jr. and wife Marie of
Wauchula; two sisters,
Margaret Keen and MaryLee
Eranger; 44 grandchildren; and
102 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday,
Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the'
funeral home. Services were
Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the
funeral home with Pastor
Michael Howell and Brother
John Gray officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


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DON JOHNSON
Don Johnson, 78, of
Wauchula, died Friday, Nov.
13, 2009, at home.
Born in Meadow Grove,
Neb., on Jan. 22, 1931, he
came to Hardee County six
years ago from Hollywood.
He was a painting contractor.
Survivors include his wife,
Kalla Johnson of Wauchula;
son, Rick Johnson of Wau-
chula; two daughters, Connie
Johnson and Pam Kendall,
both of Wauchula; sister
Marjorie O'Banion of Nor-
folk, Neb.; five grandchil-
dren, Kevin and James
Oviatt, Shelly, Dusty and
Casey; and two great-grand-
children.
* Private services will be
held at a later date.



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VERA DAVIS
PRESTRIDGE
Vera Davis Prestridge, 82, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
Nov. 12, 2009, at Wauchula.
Born in Nauvoo, Ala., on
Feb. 11, 1927, she was a home-
maker and member of Bowling
Green Church of God.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Truman Prest-
ridge.
Survivors include two sons,
B.T. Prestridge and wife
Barbara, and Dwight Prestridge
and wife Lois, all of Wauchula;
four daughters, Jean Prestridge
of Wauchula, Carolyn Ridley
and husband Tony of Alto, Ga.,
Wanda Mishoe and husband
Donald of Zolfo Springs, and
Deborah Prestridge of Wau-
chula; 17 grandchildren; 31
great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Saturday,
Nov. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services were
Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the
funeral home, and followed by
interment at Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

Men have made an idol of
luck as an excuse for their
own thoughtlessness.





VERA DAVIS
PRESTRIDGE
Vera Davis Prestridge, 82,
of Wauchula, died on Thurs-
day, Nov. 12, 2009, at Wau-
chula.
Born in Nauvoo, Ala., on
Feb. 11, 1927, she was a
homemaker and member of
Bowling Green Church of
God.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Truman
Prestridge.
Survivors include two
sons, B.T. Prestridge and
wife Barbara, and Dwight
Prestridge and wife Lois, all
of Wauchula; four daughters,
Jean Prestridge of Wauchula,
Carolyn Ridley and husband
Tony of Alto, Ga., Wanda
Mishoe and husband Donald
of Zolfo Springs, and
Deborah Prestridge of
Wauchula; 17 grandchildren;
31 greatgrandchildren; and
twQ greact-greatg'uindchil-
dren.
Visitation was Saturday,
Nov. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home. Services
were Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at
the funeral home, and fol-
lowed by interment at
Wauchula Cemetery.

Brant Funeral

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


Holiday Changes
Garbage Pick-up
Because of the Thanks-
giving holiday, there will be
no garbage collection next
Thursday. The Hardee Land-
fill will be closed.
In Bowling Green and
Wauchula, the Thursday
routes will be picked up
along with the Friday routes
the day after Thanksgiving.
For residents in the county
and in Zolfo Springs, there
will be no collection next
Thursday. That route will be
picked up on Monday, Nov.
30.

Help Kids Have
Christmas
Plans are already under
way to help less fortunate
children have something for
Christmas. Families in need
can sign up at Hardee Help
Center, 713 E. Bay St.,
Wauchula or by calling 773-
0034.
Volunteers, people who
want to sponsor a child or
family with unwrapped gifts,
and those who want to
donate so gifts can be pur-
chased, can also contact the
help center.

Hospice Seminar
In Sebring Today
To help people recently
bereaved, Good Shepherd
Hospice is offering a free
seminar. "Grief in the Holi-
days" helps people develop
tools to help them cope dur-
ing the upcoming holidays.
The seminar will be today
(Thursday) at 5:30 p.m. at
the hospice community re-
source center, 3003 Herring
Ave., Sebring. Seating . for
the seminar is limited, so
pre-registration is required.
Call 1-800-464-3994 for
more information.


Work and acquire, and thou
hast chained the wheel of
Chance.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little government and a little
luck are necessary in life; but
only a fool trusts either of
them.


Class Reunion For
1999 Cancelled
A proposed 10-year re-
union for the Hardee High
Class of 1999 has been can-
celled due to lack of spon-
sorship and current econom-
ic conditions.
To keep in touch for future
events, e-mail bhswild-
cats99@gmail.dom or shan-
dreachtty@ hotmail.com..


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PATTY LEE
ARLINGTON SMITH
Patty L. Smith, 86, of Wau-
chula, died on Monday, Nov.
16, 2009, at her home.
Born Aug. 25, 1923, in
Oklahoma, she came to
Hardee County from Illinois
60 years ago. She formerly
worked for Odell Carlton/at
the Sheriff's Office and
retired from the Hardee
County Clerk of Courts
office. She was a member of
Faith Presbyterian Church.
-She was preceded in death
by her husband, Malcom C.'
Smith; son James D. Wimber-
ley; daughter Carroll S. Park-
er; and sister Helen Bryan.
Survivers include two sons,
Dr. Malcolm Wilson Smith
and wife Betty of Georgia,
and Phillip Lee Smith and
wife Loretta of Bowling
Green; one. daughter Melissa
Smith Stanford and husband
Terry of Lake Placid; sister
Almeada "Smokie" Grimsley
of Wauchula; brother Ed
Arlington of Nebraska; son-
in-law Jimmy Parker of
Bowling Green; two daugh-
ters-in-law Cindy Wimberley
of Dundee and Mildred Smith
of Wauchula; 11 grandchil-
dren; and 20 great-grandchil-
dren.
Graveside services and
burial will be Friday, Nov. 20,
at 11 a.m. at Wauchula Ceme-
tery with the Rev. Brooke
Larrison officiating.



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AUTHOR & ARTIST


Men's Health


COURTESY PHOTO
The third-grade classes at Wauchula Elementary School welcomed a "real life" chil-
dren's author and illustrator. Gayle Knight is a former teacher who has published four
children's books. Donna Patterson, WES art teacher, illustrated Knight's latest book,
"Tommy Cannon and the 4th Grade Spelling Bee." The children were treated to stories
about writing and drawing and had a chance to ask questions of Knight and Patterson.
Pictured above with Angle Coleman's class are Knight (top left) and Patterson (top
right).


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intry has made exercise body acclimates itself to daily
ortant part of their daily physical activity.
s. Though young people * Be realistic: Choosing an
ire of the long-term ben- exercise regimen that you won't
exercise, such as reduc- enjoy is impractical. While this
risk of heart disease, is often something younger
can benefit greatly from people with specific goals in
exercise as well. mind can handle, seniors need
ct, many illnesses com- to be realistic and choose a rou-
faced by senior citizens tine they'll enjoy. You're proba-
combated effectively, bly not entertaining the notion
not entirely, if daily of athletic glory like younger
e is included. Exercise people, so you're far less likely
lp reduce the negative to stick to a routine that's not
fects of conditions such enjoyable.
eoporosis, arthritis and Once you've chosen your rou-
epression, each of which tine, there are certain steps to
ear as a person ages. take that can ensure the routine
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n when you're young, wounds or aching all over.
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es a little more restriction athletes who eatti their livings
": TidhiiT appraisal of being physically active stretch
you are with respect to on a daily basis. Stretching
For seniors about to should be done before and after
Exercise routine, a cou- each workout. Low-intensity
things must be consid- stretches that precede a workout
ensure your success and will ready your body for the
more strenuous work ahead and
honest: Diving right will also get your blood flow-
ito a heavy exercise rou- ing.
dangerous. Instead, be It's important to stretch after
with yourself at the start. you've worked out as well.
haven't seen the inside of Most people end their workouts
'in a long .while, take with some'cardiovascular work,
slowly at first. Make be it walking or running on the
daily routine short at first, ' treadmill or using the exercise
to 15 minutes per day, bike. Once you've finished the


When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.


exercise


more strenuous portion of your
cardiovascular routine, cool
down with a 1 or 2 minute walk
on the treadmill or a couple of
minutes of low intensity cycling
on the exercise bike. This
allows your heart rate to return
to normal.
Upon completion of the car-
diovascular portion of your
workout, do some light stretch-
ing to avoid cramping.
* Stay hydrated:. Even if your
exercise routine isn't strenuous,
and for many seniors it's not,,
that doesn't mean you're not
going to sweat. Replenish the
fluids your body is going to lose
through exercise by drinking
water while you exercise.
Dehydration is not only bad
for your body, it's also uncom-
fortable, often leading to mus-
cle tightness and possibly stom-
ach pains. Drinking ample
amounts of water while you
workout should help you avoid
these side effects.
* Take it easy: Once back in
the swing of things, it's still
important for seniors to not go
too hard during their workouts.
Feelings of nausea, lighthead-
edness or dizziness indicate
you're going too hard.
Again, seniors are at greater
risk for injury and ailments than
their younger counterparts, so
exercise caution whenever
exercising.

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Screen
Many women feel that they
can't give a man directions.
Maybe it's the stubborn tenden-
cy of males, or maybe it's that
they don't like to be told what to
do. It comes as no surprise,
then, that it's difficult to get
most men to go to the doctor.
Maybe they don't want to talk
about their health problems.
Perhaps they feel normal and
don't see a need to make an
appointment. Or it could be
because they don't want to hear
that anything is wrong with
them.
Whatever the case may be,
it's important that nen get regu-
lar health screening tests.
Catching problems early on,
can often help prevent them
from turning into. something
more serious down the road.
Below are some guidelines
on men's screening tests. If you
are a man reading this, talk to
your doctor about when he
thinks you should schedule
these exams, as test frequency
varies based on your age, your
health history and your family's
health history.
Body Measurements
Taking your height, weight
and body-mass index (BMI)
helps determine whether your
are overweight. Overweight
people are more likely to have
high blood pressure, heart dis-
ease or diabetes. BMI is
assessed using a mathematical
form of weight and height.
Blood Pressure
A blood-pressure test is the
only way to determine if you
have high blood pressure. If
undetected and untreated, it can
increase your risk of heart


ning Che
attack,.stroke, heart failure and
kidney failure. According to the
American Heart Association,
you should get it checked at
least once every two years -
and more often if your doctor
says it's high.
Cholesterol Test
A blood test is used to deter-
mine your good (HDL) and bad
(LDL) cholesterol levels. Ac-
cording to the AHA, cholesterol
is a soft, waxy substance found
among the lipids (fats) in the
bloodstream and in all your
body's cells. Humans need cho-
lesterol, but. a high level
increases your risk of heart dis-
ease and stroke. Men age 20
years or older should have their
cholesterol checked every five
years and more frequently as
they age or if they have high
cholesterol levels.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
This screening uses various
tests to examine the colon for
polyps that may become can-
cerous or to find colon cancer
before symptoms occur. Men
50 or older should talk to their
doctor about which tests are
right for them and when to have
them done.
Prostate Cancer
Screening Test
Prostate cancer is detected
through a blood test that deter-
mines the amount of prostate-
specific antigen (PDA) in your'
blood, or through a digital rectal
exam (DRE) where a doctor
inserts his lubricated, gloved
finger into the rectum to exam-
ine the prostate gland for any
irregularities. The American
Cancer Society suggests that


Scklist
men get tested for prostate can-
cer every year, starting at; age
50.
STesticular Test
This test examines the testi-
cles for enlargement, swelling
or a lump. Doctors usually
check for this at your physical
exam, especially if you tell
them that you've noticed a
change in your testicles or, are
between the ages of 15 and 40.
Sexually Transmitted
Disease Test
These tests determine if you
have a sexually transmitted dis.
ease (STDs) like syphilis,
chlamydia or HIV/AIDS. Your
doctor will determined which
tests you should get based on
risk factors and sexual history.
Dental Exam
During this exam, a dentist
will examine your teeth and
gums for cavities or oral cancer.
The American Dental Associ-
ation recommends that you go
once .or twice a year for a
checkup and cleaning.
Exe Exam
Eye exams assess if you need
your vision corrected by either
wearing prescription eyeglasses
or contact lenses. They also
identify existing vision prob-
lems like glaucoma or cataracts.
Eye experts suggest that you get
your eyes checked by an eye-
care professional every year.
Hearing Test
A hearing test gauges your
speech and sound recognition at
various levels. Ask your doctor
how often you should get your
hearing tested.


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Habitat For Humanity Plans


2 Homes In Bowling Green

By'JIM KELLY has not heard from Mosaic as to
Of The Herald-Advocate whether they' would give an
Habitat For Humanity wants easement. He said the city can-
to build two new homes in not afford to build a bridge over
Bowling Green and on Nov. 10 the creek. City manager Yvonne
asked the city commission ti Kimball was instructed to con-
waive the two $3,000 impact tact Mosaic about an easement.
fees. After a lengthy discussion The commission approved a
the commission tabled the lone bid from Bobby Jones
issue. Ford in Augusta, Ga., for a new
Local HFH President Pam 2010 Crown Victoria police
Warren made the request, say- cruiser for the city at a total cost'
ing the organization has three of $34,741.
lots on Stark Avenue. There is A discussion about longevity
no sewer line serving the lots. pay was tabled.
HFH has built seven homes in The final reading of an ordi-
10 years in Hardee County. nance was approved that pro-
"We want to build two new vides for additional security of
homes in Bowling Green and utility bills. This will allow for
have two families waiting," A-'increased deposits and liens
said Warren. Two HFH homes - against property for unpaid
have already been built in the bills.
city. Starting in January the regu-
Charles Fulse made a request lar monthly commission meet-
for access to property his fami- ings will begin at 6:30 instead
ly owns along Bookertee Ave- of 7 p.m.
nue and County Line Road. He The city manager said new
would like the city to vacate an regulations are needed for the
old road'so he could put. in a city cemetery east of the
culvert over a creek or get an Methodist Church. There are
.easement from the west side less than 100 lotsleft in the old
from Mosaic. cemetery but there is extra adja-
Mayor Periy Knight said he cent property available.



Letter To The Editor

C.R.Melear Dairy Has

Operated For 65 Years


.Dear Editor:
Our family was so honored to
read the letter to the editor writ-
ten by Edward Farmer describ-
ing the work ethics of my father
C.R. Melear.
Dad taught us to treat every-
one the way we would want to
be treated. That is the way we
continue to run our dairy farm


today.
We are still in the business
after 65 years, thanks to the
mentoring of my parents. I am
glad Mr. Farmer had the oppor-
tunity to work with my father
and see firsthand what a won-
derful man he was.
Debbie Melear Watkins
Avon Park


WEATHER SUMMARY
Last week's high temperatures reached the 70s and 80s.
Nightly lows were in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Precipitation was
received throughout Florida; with larger amounts recorded in the
Panhandle. During the week, Santa Rosa, Jefferson, Jackson, and
Franklin counties each collected 5.2, 1,87, 1.63, and 1.57 inches,
respectively. Most other Florida Automated Weather Network
(FAWN) locations reported less than an inch for the week.

FIELD CROP
Peanut harvesting was 93 percent complete compared to 97
percent at this time last year, and a 5 year average of 98 percent.
Rain from Tropical Storm Ida caused delays to cotton, peanut, and
soybean harvesting. The quality of cotton lint and seed continued
to decline due to prolonged exposure to moisture. Planting of cool
season forages remained active, but more rain was needed for
growth in the Big Bend and central Peninsula. Soil moisture levels
in the Panhandle remained adequate to surplus, but short to ade-
quate for all other regions.
Soil Moisture Ratings
Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture
Rating Previous Previous Current Previous Previous Current
week year week week year week
(percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent)
Very short....... 8 5 8 3 7 4
Short.............. 43 36 42 37 30 38
Adequate....... 45 55 46 56 59 54
Surplus.......... 4 4 4 4 4 4
VEGETABLES
Strawberries and greens were planted in Bradford County.
Growers in Putnam County planted cabbage and broccoli. Potato
fields in Flagler County were prepped and cabbage planting con-
tinued. Windy conditions in the southern Peninsula caused blooms
to be blown off and scarring of some crops. Soils in that region
were still in need of rain. Around the State, growers harvested light
volumes of sweet corn, radishes, and watermelon. Also being mar-
keted were snap beans, cucumbers, eggplants, okra, peppers,
squash, tomatoes, and avocados.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Rain from Tropical Storm Ida improved pasture soil moisture
in the Panhandle and northern areas. Central and southwest areas
were hurt by drought. In the Panhandle and northern areas, the pas-s
ture was in poor to excellent condition, but most was in fair togood
condition. Tropical Storm (TS) Ida provided welcome moisture for
winter pastures. Planting of, cool season forages continued and
some small grain winter forage was up and may be ready for graz-
ing by Thanksgiving. Perennial pastures were in decent condition
but growth has almost stopped due to cool nights. Some cattlemen
were feeding supplemental hay. The cattle condition ranged from
poor to excellent with most in good.coidition. In the central areas,
pasture was very poor to excellent with most fair to good. Rain
from TS Ida improved pasture soil moisture and pasture growth;
however, cooler night temperatures have slowed growth of grasses.
The cattle condition was poor to excellent. In the southwest, the
pasture condition was poor to excellent with most pasture in fair to
good condition. Armyworms still causing damage, though less than
previous weeks. Some spraying to control the worms continues.
Statewide, the condition of the cattle was poor to excellent with
most in good condition. The calving season was underway.
Cattle and Pasture Condition
Cattle Pasture
Condition
Previous week Current week Previous week Current week
(percent) (percent) (percent) (percent)
Very poor................0 0 1 1
Poor ........... .......... 5 5 9 10
Fair....... ............... 30 35 40 45
Good...................... 55 50 45 40
Excellent ................ 10 10 5 4


November 19,2009, The Herald-Advocate 7A

CITRUS
High temperatures for the week were mostly in the mid to
upper 80s, with lows in the 40s for most of the citrus region. A cool
front towards the end of the week brought the average temperatures
down to the 60s, but temperatures returned to normal by the week-
end. Rainfall increased very slightly, with a few stations receiving
an entire half inch. This did little to relieve the mild drought con-
ditions still being experienced in the northern and Indian River dis-
tricts. Growers applied supplemental sprays and fertilizers to main-
tain healthy citrus trees. Other grove activity included limited
mowing, irrigation, and general maintenance. Forty packitighouses
have opened and havd begun shipping fruit, with only a few left
that could open. Varieties being packed included early orariges
(Navels, Ambersweet, and Hamlin), white and colored grapefruit,
and early tangerines (Fallglo and Sunburst). Nine processors have'
opened and were accepting fruit.
Citrus Estimated Boxes Harvested
L[n thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes]
Crop November 1. November, November 15,
� 2009 2009 2009
(boxes) (boxes) (boxes)
Earlyand mil oranges........... 94 116 414
Navel oranges ....................... 85 83 8
Grapefruit........ .................... 333 326 654
Tangelos .. ............................ 3 10 16
Tangerines........ ............... . 101 119 158


Letter To The Edit6r'

Taxpayers Should Vote

For Amendment 4


Dear Editor:
I have seen Florida counties
go down the drain for the last
20-plus years because of the'
many comp plan changes.
These counties will never learn
because they are still collecting
property tax even though these
homeowners have vacated and
the property foreclosed,
When this happens the bank
or loan people take over and try
to sell the property, but that can
take many months. during this
tine 'the property has to be
maintained, the grass cut, air
conditioner running, the electric
and property taxes the bank
pays.
All the money eventually
comes out our pockets, because
the taxpayers pay the bill when
it's a government loan. Even
when a regular bank loans the
money it's coming from thei
federal government through
bank bailouts, and that's you,
me, and our grandchildren.
Then you may see my con-
cern, and that the counties are
not learning a thing. If they had
to make more substantial cuts in


their budgets because there is
no money they might stop comp
plan amendments that allow
more homes developers should-
n't get, but they cut library
hours and approve comp plan
amendments just like they did
before.
It's like mr. Nat Reed said at
a consensus meeting. He said
that he fears these developers
are going to get comp plan
amendments approved and put
them in the "ice box" for future
use.
I believe they are afraid of
next year's Hometown Demo-
cracy, or Amendment 4 which is
on the 2010 ballot. If approved,
voters will be able to say no to
comp plan amendments that
will increase density, and they
don't- want voters/taxpayers to
have the final say, but taxpayers
pay for growth,. so why should-
n't they?
That's what Amendment 4
will do, and developers fear it.
Vote 4 yourself, Vote 4
Amendment 4.
Sincerely,
Joe Florio
Jensen Beach


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PAGE ONE


'Cats Lose Season Finale



Host Jesuit on Friday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Mustang strategy worked
well.
Lakewood Ranch scored 22
points in the fourth quarter to
fashion a come-from-behind
35-22 win over Hardee High on
Friday night.
Already pretty banged up in
the previous week's war against
arch-rival DeSoto for the 2A-
District 6 championship, the
Hardee Wildcats made unchar-
acteristic turnovers to give the
Mustangs the chance to score
and go ahead.
. It will have to be different
this week as the Class 2A
regional playoffs begin. As
District 6 winner, Hardee hosts
District 5 runner-up Tampa
Jesuit, which downed Tampa
Catholic 24-10 on Friday.
"I know the Wildcat fans will
be rocking on Friday night. We
need a big Hardee home crowd
to cheer us on," said Wildcat
Head Coach Tim Price.
The Tigers come in actually
with an 8-2 record. They lost
27-14 to Class 4A Lakeland
Kathleen in the season's opener
on Sept. 4. That turned into a 1-
0 win when Kathleen had to
forfeit a half dozen games due
to an academically ineligible
player. The Tigers also lost to
2A-5 winner Robinson 50-10.
Big wins came, of course,
over two new District 5 schools
Steinbrenner (38-0) and
Strawberry Crest (63-0), both in
the Seffner area. Jesuit also shut
out Plant City-Durant 24-0 and
had wins over Ruskin-Lennard.


Middleton, St. Pete Catholic
and Sarasota.
Even with Friday's loss,
Hardee has outscored oppo-
nents 335-77 this season,
spreading the scoring between
receiver Jake Nowakowski, and
running backs Jarrius Lindsey,
Jake Mayer, Antjuan Jones and
quarterback Ezayi Youyoute.
Lindsey was held out from
Friday night's game to heal up,
but scores, came from Nowa-
kowski, Jones and Youyoute.
Offensive Player of the Game
Andrew Hooks had four carries
for 53 yards as he tried to
replace Lindsey. Mayer was the
workhorse with 15 carries for
.61 tough yards and two catches
for 36 more yards.
Jones added four runs for 86
yards and a TD and one catch
for 14 yards. Tre' Anderson had
six carries for 22 yards and
Youyoute finished it off with 15
carries for 63 yards and one TD.
Defensively, senior Tylar
Alden led the attack with 11
tackles and a sack. Anderson
and Conner Davis each had
interceptions, .Hooks had 4.5
tackles, one for a loss and
blocked a field goal attempt.
Jones had 7.5 tackles and
Nowakowski had 6.5.
Kicker Martin Vega drew
Special Teams player nod and
Tyshan Hilliard, just up from
the JV, took Scout Team honors
for his work as running back
and defensive back.
"They beat us down after we
were already beaten up from the
DeSoto game. Lakewood is a
real' good team, Class 4A-11


runner-up to Charlotte. But, we
have no excuses. It was a com-
bination of everything, our
leading rusher out, coming off a
big win and playing our worst
game of the year. We weren't
mentally or physically ready,"
summed up Price, on Friday
night's loss.
The statistics tell the story in
a nutshell. Hardee controlled
the pace of the game early, scor-
ing in the first three-plus min-
utes and again in the first quar-
ter. Along the way, the 'Cats
picked off two Mustang passes


I[ Brackets : Class 6A : Class 5A : Class 4A : Class 3A,; Class 2- : Class 2B Class 1A.: Class 1B ]


and finished with 376 yards
compared to 264 for Lakewood
Ranch.
The 'Cats led 14-7 at half-
time, and clung to a 14-13 lead
at the end of the third quarter. A
couple of fumbles and receivers
getting free allowed the
Mustangs to collect 22 points in
the final period in which
Hardee scored only eight.
Hardee won the toss and
elected to receive. Starting at its
25, Hardee took nine plays to
score. Mayer took the bulk of
the carries, spelled by Ander-


son. Finally, Youyoute passed to
Nowakowski for a 40-yard
score. Vega made it a 7-0 game
at the 8:40 mark of the first
quarter.
Lakewood Ranch tried to
retaliate immediately. Vega's
kick into the end zone resulted
in a touchback at the 20. Hardee
stopped the Taryn Laws runs
and took over at,the 18 from the
punt. In turn, Hardee was
forced to punt.
A short kick, good runback
and personal foul penalty on
Hardee combined to give the


Mustangs the ball at the Wildcat
25. Junior quarterback Reggie
Lindsey completed a couple of
passes,. the last good to
Octavious Washington for a 7-
yard TD. The Seth Browning
kick tied the game 7-7.
Lakewood Ranch recovered a
short kickoff at the Hardee 25,
but was. held in check and
forced to try a 46-yard field
goal, blocked by Hooks.
Connor Davis returned it to the
-Hardee 34.
Mayer got a good run up the
See CATS 3B


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Host teams are in bold italics
Regional games at 7:30 p.m. local time unless otherwise noted
Scihccl reps report results!arrangements to football@fhsaa.org


Regional Semifinals
Friday, Nov. 20
R1 Madison County (Madison)
W2 Baker County (Glen St. Mary) ,


R2 Ribault (Jacksonville)
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middle for 36 yards. Then,
Jones took off on the counter-
play, stiff-armed one tackler
and went 64 yards to score.
Vega made it 14-7 with 27 sec-
onds left in the first quarter.
The second period was a
defensive struggle. Anderson
and Conner Davis each had
interceptions to stop Lakewood
Ranch cold. When the halftime
*break came,'it was still a 14-7
game.
Momentum definitely shifted
for the second half. The
Mustangs had first possession
and used it for an eight-play
drive, mixing up running and
the pass. Lindsey sneaked
through for the 1-yard score,
but the Browning kick went
wide left.'Hardee led 14-13.
The Wildcats were moving
upfield on their next series
when a fumble turned the ball
over to the Mustangs at the
Hardee 47. Eight plays con-
sumed the rest of the third quar-
ter. On the second play of the
final period, Lindsey went for
the score. He then passed to
Daniel Clifford for the two-


Passing Completions,
Attempts & Interceptions
Passing Yards
Rushing Attempts/Yards
Total Yards


point conversion and a 21-14
lead.
Hardee was slowed on its
next effort and lost the ball on
downs. Lakewood didn't hesi-
tate as Lindsey passed to
Damen Gilbert for a 54-yard
TD. With Browning's kick,
Hardee was down 28-14.
Two plays after Hardee got
the ball, a fumble gave the
Mustangs another chance. It
took three plays for Lakewood
Ranch to score, with Laws
going the final 16 yards.
Browning made it 35-14.
There was no quit in the
Wildcats. Mayer started things
with a 25-yard runback. A
Youyoute run netted a dozen
yards and a pass to Jones added
13 more. Four plays later,
Youyoute ran over left guard for
the TD. A high snap nullified
the PAT, but holder Conner
Davis threw to Mayer on his
way to the end zone for a two-
point conversion, making the
final score 35-22.
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Walter Moore; secretary was Glein Germain; and treasurer was TJ. Bryan. The graduation
ceremony was held at New Hope Church on the evening of Friday, Dec. 11, 1936, at 7:30 p.m.

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6B The Herald-Advocate, November 19. 2009


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

CASE NO: 252009DR000743

Angela Normius,
Petitioner
and
Normal Normlus,

Respondent

NOTICE OF
ACTION
TO:
Normal Normlus
1548 Lincoln St.
Wauchula, FL 33873

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Angela Normius,
whose address is PO. Box 1094;
Bowling Green, FL 33834 on or
before Dec. 18, 2009, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
at PO Drawer 1749, or 417 W. Main
St., Room #202, Wauchula, FL
33873, before service on
Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.

Copies of all court documents In
this case, Including orders, are
available at the Clerk of Circuit
.Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers In this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requrles certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

Dated this 13" day of November,'
2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: DIANE V. SMITH
DEPUTY CLERK

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity, who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision or
certain assistance. Please con-. '
taot the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service 711.
11:19-12;10c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO: 252009CA000460
WAUCHULA STATE BANK
PO. Box 248
Wauchula, FL 33873
Plaintiff,
vs.
JED JEREMY BOYER and
BETTY JO BOYER, husband and
wife,
5007 Chester Avenue
Bowling Green, FL 33834, and

HARDEE COUNTY, a plotifical
subdivision of the State of Florida
417 West Orange Street
Wauchula, FL 33873;

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
. FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER
45
NOTICE IF GIVEN that pursuant to
a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT
OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXA-
TION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND
COSTS dated November 3, 2009,
-' in the above styled cause, I will
i_ sell to the highest and best bidder
' for cash, at the front steps of the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873, at 11:00 AM on December
2, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said
SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF
FORECLOSURE AND' TAXATION
OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND
COSTS, to wit:
Lots 7 and 8, Block 5, of
A.O. Jones Addition to


Town of Bowling Green,
Florda, according to the
plat as recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 3-29, of the
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida


Dated
2009.


this 3 day of November,


B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT

BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons needing special
accommodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of Court's Office at 417
West Main Street, Wauhcula, FL
33873, telephone (863) 773-4174, ,


no later than seven (7) dae
to the proceeding. If you a
hearing or voice Impaired
Florida Relay Service at (8
955-8770.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
INTEREST IN THE SURPLI
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
THAN THE PROPERTY O0
AS OF THE DATE OF THE
PENDENS MUST FILE A C
WITHIN SIXTY (6)0 DAYS
.THE SALE.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
THE TENTH JUDICIAL C
IN AND FOR HARDEE CC
FLORIDA

CASE NO: 252009CAOC
WAUCHULA STATE BANK
RO. Box 248
Wauchula, FL 33873
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOE R. VALDEZ and
ELISA VALDEZ a/k/a ELIS
VALDEZ, husband and wif

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSU
FLORIDA STATUTES CH
45
NOTICE IF GIVEN that pur
a SUMMARY FINAL JUD
OF FORECLOSURE AND
TION OF ATTORNEY'S FE
COSTS dated November 0
In the above styled cause
sell to the highest'and bes
for cash, at the front step
Hardee County Courthou
West Main Street, Wauch
33873, at 11:00 AM on De
02, 2009, the following de
property as set forth
SUMMARY FINAL JUDGM
FORECLOSURE AND TA
OF ATTORNEY'S FEES
COSTS, to wit:
Lot 10, Block "D", Ch
Creek Mobile Esta
according to the plat th
of recorded in Plat Boc
Page 37, Public Record
Hardee County, Flor
Together with a 1
BARRI Double Wide Mc
Home, Identifica
Number 4E033213S24
Title # 6144507;
Identification Nun
4E033213S2448X

Dated this 3" day of No'
2009.

B. HUGH BI
Clerk

BY: CARLA O
As Depu


IN ACCORDANCE WITH Ti
AMERICANS WITH DISABI
SAOT;irsonsKHeeding spa
accoqppdatons to partici
this proceeding should coi
the Clerk of Court's Office
West Main Street, Wauhcul
33873, telephone (863) 773
no later than seven (7) day
to the proceeding. If you a
hearing or voice Impaired,
Florida Relay Service at (8
955-8770.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING A
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
THAN THE PROPERTY OW
AS OF THE DATE OF THE
PENDENS MUST FILE A CI
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS A
THE SALE.

IN THE CIRCUIT COUR1
HARDEE COUNTY, FLO

CASE NO: 2009-CA-00
DIVISION:
UCN: 252609CA000440)
WALTER MORTGAGE COI
LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES L. MCKENZIE; CYI
HODGES;

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVE
PURSUANT TO THE JUD
OF FORECLOSURE ENTE
THE ABOVE CAUSE, I WIL
THE PROPERTY SITUA1
HARDEE COUNTY, FL
DESCRIBED AS:
LOT 11, BLOCK 24,
ROBERTS AND SKIP
RESUBDIVISION
WILLIAMS ADDITION
THE TOWN OF ZO
SPRINGS, FLORIDA. F
LIC RECORDS OF HAR
COUNTY, FLORIDA

AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE
EST AND BEST BIDDER
CASH, AT 11:00 AM ON C
BER 2, 2009, AT THE H
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
WEST MAIN STREET, WA
LA, FL 33873.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
INTEREST IN THE SU
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
THAN THE PROPERTY (
AS OF THE DATE OF T
PENDENS MUST FILE A
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTE
SALE.

IN ACCORDANCE WITI
AMERICAN WITH DISAB
ACT, PERSONS WITH DI!
TIES NEEDING A SI
ACCOMMODATION TO Pi
PATE IN THIS PROCE
SHOULD CONTACT THE
ADMINISTRATOR FOR
CLERK OF THE COUR1


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OTHER A Daily Thought
NNER
LIS THURSDAY
;LAIM I call heaven and earth to
AFTER witness against you, that
today I have set before you
11:12,19c life or death, blessing or
IT OF curse. Oh, that you would
IRCUIT choose life; that you and
OUNTY, your children might live
(eternally). Choose to love
the Lord your God and to
4 obey Him, to cling to Him,
for He is your life and the
length of your days.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20a (TLB)

FRIDAY
Do you not know that your
body is a shrine of the
AR. indwelling Holy Spirit and
e, that Spirit is God's gift to
you? You do not belong to
S yourselves; you were
bought with a price. So then,
ANT TO honor God in your body.
APTER. I Corinthians 6:18-20 (NEB)

suant to SATURDAY
IGMENT When I was put together
STAXA- there, ,You (God) saw my,
ES AND body as it was formed. All
'3,2009, the days planned for me
't bidder were written in Your book
s of the before I was one day old.
se, 417 Psalm 139:16 (NCV)
hula, FL
December SUNDAY
ascribed For a time is coming when
ENT OF people will no longer listen
XATION to right teaching. They will
S AND follow their own desires and
will look for teachers who
arlie will tell them whatever they
rates, want to hear . . . But you
here- should keep a clear mind in
ok 3, every situation.
ds of I Timothy 4:3,5a (NLT)
ride.
1973
bile MONDAY
tion Then God said, "Let us
48U, make a man, someone like
and Ourselves, to be the master
nber of all life upon the earth and
in the skies and in the seas."
member, ... And God blessed them
and told them, "Multiply and
fill the earth and subdue it;
RADLEY you are masters of the fish
of Court and birds and all the ani-
RYAN mals."
ty Clerk Genesis 1.26,28 (TLB)

IES TUESDAY
TIES What is faith? It is the confi-
cial dent assurance that what we
pate in hope for is going to happen.
ntact It is the evidence of things
la, FL we cannot see. God gave
3-4174, His approval to people in
Vs prior days of old because of their
re faith.
call Hebrews 11:1-2'(NLT)
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WEDNESDAY
wN So, you should look for the
IS Lord before it is too late; you
OTHER should call to Him while He
VNER is near. The wicked should
LIS
LAIM stop doing wrong and stop
;FTER their evil thoughts. They
should return to the Lord so
11:12.19 -He may have mercy on
T FOR them. They should come to
RIDA our God, because He will
freely forgive them.
0440 Isaiah 55:6-7 (NCV)

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All verses are excerpted from
MPANY, The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version;, (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
THIA English Bible; (NIV) New
International Vesion; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish;. and .(TLB) The Living
N THAT, Bible.
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ABOUT...
School News
The Herald-Advocate en-
courages submissions from
Hardee County schools.
Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advo-
cate, the Hardee County Her-
ald and The Herald-Advo-
cate ...

75 YEARS AGO
In just two days, already
$3,000 has been raised by the
county committee for securing
a county hospital, reported the
chairman, Commissioner W.C.
King of Zolfo Springs. The
project is beginning to take
shape and those behind the
enterprise believe sufficient
funds will be raised to establish
the institution.

B&B Grbcery announces the
opening of a store in the old
post office building with a new
and fresh store of groceries and
meats. It will have one of the
latest electric meat boxes and
cases and employ Mr. Percy
SHouldsworth, a: well-known
Wauchulan, who is an expert
meat cutter.

The Wauchula Lions Club
went over the top again last












The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Nov. 9-13. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
listed.

' ISSUED
Robson Corp., Maxwell
Drive, sign, $17,450.
Guerndt Const., Third Street,
Zolfo Springs, replace,
$31,000.
SCapstone' Builders, Fourth
Avenue North, addition,
$13,000.
Owner/builder, Tolbert
Stevens Road, garage drive,
$1,000. ' _
Adnaudt' Louis Const.,
Palmetto St., rehab, $12,000.
Mock Co., Morning Glory
Loop, three mobile homes,
$48,000.
Owner/builder, Bost Road,
addition, $6,000.

BUILDING BLOCKS
Code enforcement is com-
plaint-driven. When a com-
plaint is received, an inspection
of the property is done. If a vio-
lation is found, a certified letter
is sent to the property owner
with a set time to correct the
violation. If it is not corrected, a
citation is issued, $125 for first
offense, $250 for the second
and $500 for the third. Cases-
may also be taken before, the
county court. To file a com-
plaint, call 773-3236.


Tuesday night in the presenta-
tion of the three-act farce come-
dy, "Wanted, A Man." It was the
annual benefit for the Boy
Scouts. Every member of the
club had a part in the play, all
dressed in women's clothes
befitting the character they rep-
resented in the play and each
playing his'part well.

Hardee County cattlemen are
now able to obtain federal loans
for purchasing, feeding, breed-
ing, raising or fattening cattle
and also for refinancing indebt-
edness incurred for these pur-
poses.

50 YEARS AGO
This year, for the first time in
its history, the city of Bowling
Green will operate on a budget
and city officials have vowed to
keep within it. The budget,
adopted by the city commis-
sioners at their regular Novem-
ber meeting, totals $51,450.
The largest single item under
expenditures is $12,000 for
salaries for city employees.

Confusion reigned jn Wau-
chula City Auditorium Tuesday
night as Hardee High School
ended up with two 1959 Home-
coming queens instead of one.
The girls, Kathy Blanton and
Gail McCalab, tied for the
honor and will also share the
title of Key Club sweetheart
this year.

Tomatoes are as hot as the
proverbial potato. The price of
tomatoes took a great leap this
week. Combination grades
were bringing $9.25 to the
grower. The same tomatoes
were bringing only $4.25 a
crate last week. Cucumbers
were up slightly this week, from
$2.50 a bushel last week to $3 a
bushel this week.

Hundreds of eager Hardee
County hunters will take to the-
woods and fields tomorrow as
hunting season opens. Sports-
men flooded County Judge
Clyde Maddox's office this
week in search of hunting
licenses. He reported the sale of
786 county and 579 state licens-
es.

Weiner's Department -Store'
has the latest in Williams
straight laced-toe high fashion'
shoes in black leather for only
$4.98.

25 YEARS AGO
The nation will recognize
"Women In Agriculture Week"
for the first time ever, as pro-
claimed by President Ronald
Reagan. In Hardee County,'
Helen Parker, 66, known to
friends and relatives as "Sweet-
pea," has spent much of her
married life promoting agricul-
ture, assisting her husband of 47
years, Doyle Parker, and rearing
three children. She is one of the
most active women in the coun-
ty.

SWauchula residents will get
to voice their opinions Monday
night as the City Council dis-


cusses selling the 2.6-acre park
across from City Hall. It is just
shy of the three acres requested
by the U.S. Postal Service. It
was once considered for a rec-
reation park, but the city is now
pursuing acquisition of'the old
school site, owned by the
School Board, between Seventh
and Eighth avenues and Oak
and McEwen streets.

The warm, dry growing sea-
son has been much better for
growers this year. On Monday,
cukes were bringing $12 FOB'a
bushel for super select and
green squash was $12 to $15 a
bushel. "As far as I'm con-
cerned, I can grow better crops
when it is dry," said Jimmy
Parker, co-owner of Parker
Farms. "I get more tonnage and
better quality."

Circle 3 Western Store has
fashion jeans from $17.98 to
$28.98, straw hats $10 to $40,
men's suits from $45 to
$199,98, and ladies and men's
sweaters from $13.98 to
$15.98.

10 YEARS AGO
The nearly year-long detour
is almost over. The new Peace
River bridges east of Wauchula
should open for traffic by mid-
December. The state then will
pave the detour route, along
Griffin and Manley roads, but
will only limit traffic to one
lane during this work. Also
reopening is the Charlie Creek
Bridge on the east of the coun-
ty, part of the $2.8 million proj-
ect to upgrade the bridges
because their conditions did not
warrant further maintenance
expense.

A Hardee County teacher
walking up to the chalkboard
for the first time will make
$25,008 if the union proposal
meets administrative approval
as negotiations -continue this'
week.

All local banks declare them-
selves ready to meet the chal-
lenges of the Y2K bug, or the
Year 2000 issue. A glitch which
had to be corrected so comput-
ers wouldn't mistake the year
2000 for 1900 has been fixed.
It's been a top priority for bank-
ing officials for two years.

Help-wanted ads include a
plumber, CDL-licensed truck
driver, store clerk, yard mainte-
nance, a shift supervisor, chil-
dren's nursery worker, orange
grove goat driver, packing
house workers, waitresses and a
cosmetologist.


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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Hardee Couhty Board of County Commissioners is soliciting proposals for:

PRIVATIZATION OF THE COUNTY OWNED AND OPERATED LANDFILL


The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners, hereinafter referred to as "County,"
will receive proposals at:

Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873

Until December 14. 2009 at 2:00 P M. local time, at which time they will be publicly
opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Proposer is
responsible for the delivery of its proposal. Those received after the specified day and
time will not be opened.

Hardee County proposes to award a contract for Privatizing the County owned and oper-
ated landfill. Hardee County will accept, review and evaluate proposals and may require
verbal presentations prior to final selection. The selection process shall be open to the
public and records maintained in accordance with Section 287.0955, Florida Statutes.

Proposers shall submit one original (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAl') with five (5)
copies of their proposal. Proposal will be awarded at a date and time to be determined,
by the Board of County Commissioners.

Hardee County is an equal opportunity employer. The County reserves the right to reject
any or all proposalss, and may postpone the award for a period of time which shall not
extend beyond sixty '(60) calendar days from the proposal opening date. The County fur-
ther reserves the right to waive technicalities or irregularities appearing in any proposal,
Late proposals will NOT be accepted.

Terry Atchley, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners,
Hardee County, Florida :


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Letter To Thb Editor

U.S. House Of Representatives
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Dear Editor:
My name is Stephanie, and I
am a wife to my wonderful hus-
band Richard, and mother of
five boys, Ben, Richard, Chase,
Will, and Jack, who is deeply
concerned about health insur-
ance reform in our country.
.That is why I am so pleased
that on November 7th the
House of Representatives
passed H.R. 3962, the
Affordable Health Care for
America Act.
This is, truly a historical
moment because this was the
first time a chamber of
Congress has ever passed com-
prehensive health insurance
reform. I believe that puts the
score at lobbyists 0-The People-
1! Finally a brave group of rep-
resentatives chose the correct
course for the people.
However, the work has just
begun, and those representa-
tives who did not vote for the
bill will have one last opportu-
nity to reconsider.
Our Representative Vern
Buchanan is one of those who
chose not to support this bill the
first time around. That is why I
.am urging all bf his constituents
to contact his office. Let us
remind our representative that if
'he desires our support in the
:future he must support the peo-
ple now!
A vote for this bill is a vote to
provide secure and stable cov-
erage for Americans with health
insurance, expand coverage for
those who do not have health
insurance, lower costs for fami-


lies and businesses, and begin
to reduce the deficit.
We have come this far, and I
know we can finish strong!
Let's end this game with a score
of lobbyists 0-The People 2!
Because while this is just a
game of power plays to insur-
ance companies and lobbyists,
to the people of this country it is
our very lives that we are talk-
ing about!
No one should find them-
selves bankrupt because they
become ill, and no one should
die because they can not afford
basic health care. America is
better than that!
Let all those who share my
opinion remind the American
people that we hold the power
Sto produce change! We accom-
plished this once, and I know
that we have the power to do it
again! That is my hope.

Stephanie Roberts Sanders-
Democrat
Wauchula

You may contact Represen-
tative Vern Buchanan by email,
postal mail, phone, or fax using
the following information; let
your voice be heard! http://-
buchanan.house.gov/contact.sht
ml. Washington, D.C., 218 Can-
non HOB, Washington, D.C.
20515. Phone 202-225-5015.
Fax 202-226-0828. Bradenton
District Office, 2424 Manatee
Avenue West, Suite 104,
Bradenton, FL 34205. Phone
941-747-9081. Fax 941-748-
1564.


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Youth Football
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in the next two weeks,
Florida citrus growers will'
decide the fate of the industry's
research effort to defeat
HLB/greening disease.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and . Consumer
Services has mailed ballots to
growers across the state as part
of the State Citrus' Research
Order referendum. The referen-
dum asks growers if they want
to continue to tax themselves to
support citrus research.
"It is very important that
growers take part in the
process; the industry's crucial
research effort is at stake. HLB
is spreading across Florida at a
breakneck pace and it's impor-
tant we continue the research
push to defeat it," said Michael
W. Sparks, executive VP/CEO
of Florida Citrus Mutual.
. "Mutual is strongly encour-
aging growers to vote 'yes' and'
mail their ballots back in imme-
diately," he, d. ,
All ballots must be post-
marked or date-stamped by
Dec. 4 and received by Dec. 9
in order to be counted.
In November 1991, Florida
citrus growers voted to enact a
research order commonly
referred to as the "box tax" to
help fund research. The assess-
ment has taken on an increased
level of importance as diseases
such as HLB and canker
appeared in Florida groves.
Growers must vote on the
research tax every six years.
The State Citrus Research
SOrder is endorsed by a number
of industry organizations. In
addition to Florida Citrus
Mutual, the Florida Citrus
Commission, the Highlands
County CGA and. the Peace
River Valley CGA, Gulf CGA
'and the Indian River Citrus


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developing deep roots and
growing steadily. And today, we
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hopes and dreams of our community.
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and local decision-making. When you
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League all support the order.
The Florida Citrus Production
Research Advisory Council
(FCPRAC) and the Citrus
Research ard Development.
Foundation (CRDF) also back
it.
To view a sample ballot and
additional information, please
go to www.flcitrusmutual.com
and follow the link provided on
the front page.
The Florida citrus industry
creates a $9 billion annual eco-
nomic impact, employing near-
ly 76,000 people, and covering
more than 560,000 acres.
Founded in 1948 and currently
representing nearly 8,000 grow-
er members, Florida Citrus
Mutual is the state's largest cit-
rus grower organization.


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The Hardee Jr Pee.Wee football team traveled to Miami this
past weekend to play the Greater Miami Pop Warner Division II
champion Coconut Grove Knight Riders, for the first round of
regional play. Hardee rtepiesented the Foundation of Youth
Development League as its Division II champions. As always, they
were followed, by a convoy of fans, parents and cheerleaders.
Hardee outnumbered the fans at the home field even after driving
3 1/2 hours. The game was played at the South Ridge High School
field, a 6A high school.
There was no shortage of talent on the Coconut Grove Knight
Rider team, but that did not seem to faze the Wildcats. Hardee start-
ed the game with the intention of winning. The Kright Riders
received the ball and on the second play from scrimmage, bounc-
ing off of-tackles and keeping his feet, a Knight Rider broke to the
sideline and was gone for a touchdown. They converted an extra
point and the score was 0-7 Knight Riders up.
They kicked off and Hardee received at about the 30. Hardee
drove to the 20 yard line and stalled. From then on it was back and
forth till half time. Hardee received the kickoff after the half and
drove down the field again and could not punch it in. The rest of
the game was dead even. Neither team could score. With four min-
utes left Hardee recovered a fumble on its own 10 yard line.
Hardee ran a play from scrimmage with little gain. The pass
attempt was intercepted by the Knight Riders and they returned it
for about 20 yards for a touchdown: The Knight Riders O-line
moved on the extra point attempt and that backed them up 5 Yards.
The extra point failed. Hardee 0, Knight Riders 13.
Hardee received at about the 30 again and without giving up
one ounce drove the ball down the field. With 22 seconds left and
the ball on the Knight Rider 40, with the greatest of dignity Hardee
let time expire and that was the ball game.
With the cheerleaders chanting "All we want is all you got" the




Growers Should Vote "YES"


Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 110.00-150.00
300-400 lbs 101.00-128.00
400-500 Ibs 88.00-1H.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 92.00-140.00
300-400 lbs 83.00-104.00
400-500 lbs 70.00- 90.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent 35.00-
39.00

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs 46.00-
53.00

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not
in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of,
others; it is in yourself alone.
-Orison Swett Marden


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4.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Bowling Green, Florida will consider for final,approval Ordinances 2009-07 at
the regular City Commission meeting. schedule*d-for-jdTysday, December.8. 2009 at City.
Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Floridcfstarthfg at 7:00 p.m. . ...
ORDINANCE 2009-07
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, CHANGING
THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING TIME FROM 7:00 RM. TO 6:30 PM.;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

Interested persons can appear and be heard on this Ordinance at the Commission
Meeting. Copies of these ordinances and background materials may be reviewed or
obtained at the office of the City Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any
matter discussed at any meeting:or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings for
such purposes, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based,
per Florida Statutes 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the City. Any
person with a disability requiring reasonable special accommodations in order to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the City Clerk with the request at (863) 375-2255.

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
BY: S/Perry Knight, Mayor
ATTESTED:
By: S/Pamela Sue Northup, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM:
By: S/Gerald Buhr, City Attorney 11:19c
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November 19,2009, The Herald-Advocate 7B

Hardee Jr Pee Wee Wildcats left everything on that field. The
Knight Riders will move on, two games away from the Pop Warner
Super Bowl.
Hardee Youth Football League still has three cheerleading
squads competing in the regional competition Thanksgiving week-
end. Keep an eye out for fundraising, they will be out and about
trying to raise enough money to pay their way.
We also have an awards banquet Dec. 3 at the Hardee County
Civic Center for all youth football and cheer participants. The meal
is being catered by Texas Cattle Co. Family and friends are invit-
ed. Tickets are available at Stitch and Sign on Main Street just east
of U.S. 17. Every participant will get an award and we will also
recognize the scholastic achievement of several of our youth. -
Hardee Youth Football League is a proud member of the Pop,
Warner Little Scholars. Pop Warner is the only nationwide foot-
ball program that places' more emphasis on scholastic achievement
than on football and cheerleading.







For the week ended Nov. 12, 2009

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 11,947,
compared to 10,044 last week, and 11,259 a year ago. According
to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00 to
2.00 lower; feeder steers and heifers were 1.00 to 2.00 higher..


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Feeder Steers:


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SPREADING CHEER FAR & NEAR
It's already that time of year again; time to get ready for the
holidays. Like you and your family, the Hardee Manor family is
very busy gearing up for all of our special plans.
We have our big Thanksgiving feast coming up, getting the
float ready for the Christmas Parade and our very special Christmas
holiday celebration for our residents and staff.
It takes a lot of caring people who have love in their hearts to
pull all of this together, and we certainly could not do it without
them.
Hardee County has always been a community that pulls
together to mieet the needs of its residents. And the staff at Hardee
Manor always comes through to our residents in need.
That kind of love and compassion is what brings the warmth'
to the holidays.
We would like to give all of our residents at the Manor a very
special Christmas this year, and will gladly and proudly except any
donations from this community. For more information, please con-
tact me or Bernice Murphy at 773-3231.


Book .Review
By Spessard Stone

'ENGINEERING SECURITY'
Dr. Mark A. Smith, an assistant professor at Fort Valley State
University in Georgia, in the book "Engineering Security: The
Corps of Engineers and Third System Defense Policy, 1815-1861"
masterfully chronicles the Third System of coastal fortifications,
the militia and small army, but also the values of the society that
created it.
It was so named as it was the federal government's third
attempt to guard the nation's coasts.
Principally through Joseph G. Totten (1788-1864) of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, who spent nearly his entire career with
the Third System Defense Policy and served as chief engineer from
1838 until 1864, at which time he was a major general, Smith nar-
rates how from 1816 to 1861 the Corps of Engineers developed and
implemented the masonry coastal fortifications into the nation's
first integrated and comprehensive system of national defense.
Smith details the stresses of how budgets were affected by
numerous factors, including tensions between coastal and inland
statesmen, such as John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay and Daniel
Webster, at which time the engineers were assuming a preeminent
role in defense issues.
The Third System was impacted by various crises, including
'the 1834-36 dispute with France over spoliation claims, border
clashes with British North America from 1837-42, the financial
panic of 1837 which extended into the mid-1840s, the 1845 ten-
sions with Britain over the Oregon territory.
Also, there were the 1855 dispute with Great Britain over the
Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, the Panic of 1857 and the corruption of
Secretary of War John B. Floyd, which resulted in Gen. Totten, at
odds with Floyd, to take a leave of absence in 1857, only to return..
after Floyd's resignation in December 1860.
Indeed, during the antebellum period, Britain was the perceived
main threat to the country, and the Corps of Engineers' coastal
forts, which extended from Maine to Louisiana, were the primary
defense.
The technical and evolving military expertise of the engineers,
the elite of the Army in this era, led to their sense of special respon-
sibility to defend the nation and role as a strategic advisor to the
government, which contributed to American military professional-
ism.
The long reign of Totten, a superb engineer, was conflicted by
his circumventing the Board of Engineers and his attempts to stan-
dardize the technical aspects of fort construction, which led to dis-
putes with engineers' innovation of forts for local circumstances.
Two examples cited are Fort Taylor off Key West and Fort
Jefferson on Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas, both begun in the
-1840s. Noted are the forts' engineers effect on the social and eco-
nomic development of Key West and the Gulf Coast, e.g., strength-
ening slavery by using bondsmen in construction and developing
local manufacturing.
During the Civil War, the use of steam navigation, smoothbore
artillery and rifled ordinance rendered obsolescent the Third
System defense policy. Nevertheless, Smith concludes that the
basic outlines of the policy remained valid as it achieved many of
its original goals, and its objectives could have been attained by
replacing masonry fortifications with strong earthworks, but, after
the Civil War, Congress abandoned the Third System.
"Engineering Security" contains 278 pages, seven illustrations
and nine tables. It is published by the University of Alabama
Press, P.O. Box 870380, Tuscaloosa. AL 35487-0380, (800) 621-
2736.


Dr. Mark A. Smith's book chronicles this nation's pre-Civil
War attempts to protect its coast from British attack,
among other possible threats.

Henry Dunster was named president of Harvard College
in 1640. He taught all the courses himself.


Sports Update
By Joan Seaman


It's a great time for Hardee Wildcat fans. Although the 'Cats lost
the season finale to Class 4-A, District 11 runner-up Lakewood
Ranch, the 8-1 Wildcats are in a good position as they host a Class
2A, Region 3 semifinal game against the Tampa Jesuit Tigers.
Everyone in Hardee County needs to be there to cheer for the
Wildcats. Let's Go 'Cats!
A win Friday would put Hardee in the Region 3 final at Tampa
Robinson on Nov. 27. It's a Robinson because it is in the lower
bracket of the playoff schedule. This year, the lower bracket hosts;
next year, it will be the upper bracket.
A win over Robinson would propel the Wildcats into the state
south semifinal game against the Region 4 winner, probably Glades
Central, currently ranked No. I in state Class 2A polls. A win there
could put Hardee in the state final in Orlando on Dec. 12.
Both the Hardee JV and Junior High Wildcats posted undefeat-
ed seasons. In Youth Football, congratulations to the Hardee Junior
PeeWee team that was area Division II champions and represented
southwest Florida at the regional game in Miami last week, how-
ever losing a tough 13-0 game to the Coconut Grove Knight
Riders. Congratulations to the team and coaches for ajob well done
all season.
Also doing well all year were the four other Hardee Youth
Football teams, and their cheerleaders, who aren't done yet. Three
of the teams are competing in regional competition on Thanksgiv-
ing weekend. When they come around fund-raising, help them get
to the regional action.
Hardee swimming ended.at the regional meet in Orlando, with
seniors Josh Rickett, Jake Willis and T.K. Hogenauer doing their
best in their final opportunity but coming up short. Rickett was
seeded fourth in the 100 butterfly and his time placed him third in
the region and broke the school record, but a slight movement on
the starting block disqualified him.
Willis was in both the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke,
Hogenauer in diving, juniors Kate Krause in the 50 and 100 free,
and Hunter Henderson in the 100 free and 500 free. Freshman
Willie Godwin was in the 100 breaststroke. None was able to
advance to state, but have done a good job for coaches Jan Brutus
and Melissa Crider.

Cross country finished up at the district meet in Estero.
Hardee's number one runner.all season has been senior Lindy
Rossman, who shaved almost a minute off her best time at districts,
covering the "historically slow course with hills and switchbacks"
in 26:48.
Freshman runner Andrea Castaneda may inherit the top spot
next season, dropping her personal best from 33:22 to 30:12 at dis-
tricts. Seniors Guadalupe Flores and Nancy Conejo also finished at
districts. Tony Galvan was the only runner for the boys.
These runners will have one more opportunity in track, where
they participate in distance events and throwing.
Golfers, take aim at the Nov, 21 cancer foundation fund-raiser
at The Bluffs Golf Course at the southern end of the county off U.S.
17. The Lady Bluffers Golf League is holding its first annual Rally
For The Cure golf tournament, with proceeds going to the Susan G.
Koman Foundation for cancer research.
Cost of $55 includes the handicap scramble, continental break-
fast, lunch and a T-shirt. Nono-golfers can pre-order lunch and T-
shirt. There will be a White Elephant raffle/sale of homemade
crafts. To participate, or for more information, call Sue at 735-0631
or Barb at 494-7560.
Outdoor enthusiasts, whether in birding, hiking, canoeing, fish-
ing, hunting or whatever, check out the interactive website,
WaterMatters.org/recreation or Recreation@WaterMatters.org. for
the page in the new 150-page guide "Get Outside." It can tell you
which of the 54 Southwest Florida Water Management areas are
open for which activity, dre wheel-chair accessible, and a descrip-
tive page and map of each resource.

Troy Carter will host a free outdoor boxing exhibition on
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the gym at the corner of Polk
Street and SR 70 in downtown Arcadia. There will be a live band
and.other activities beside the boxing show.
The soccer girls won their season home opener against Fort
Meade 4-0. They lost a tough 1-0 at All Saints' Academy in Winter


Haven. This weekend, they will be in the Mariner Tournament in
Cape Coral.
Girls basketball started at home Tuesday against Walker
Academy. They will play at Sebring today (Thursday), then break
during Thanksgiving week.
Hardee Junior High and high schoolboys basketball start also
after the holiday break, the junior high on Nov. 30 and boys bas-
ketball opens at home Dec. 3 against Avon Park,
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@embarqmail.com with news for t his biweekly column.
The sports news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for events
which happen over the weekend. They are due by noon Mondays.


Orange Blossom RV News
By Connie Fisher


WELCOME
Hello and welcome back to
all who are returning. We have
had several more couples return
this week.
We would like to welcome
back Galen and Myrna Brown-
ing. They were here two years
ago and sold their place. They
are family to Charlotte and
Billy Wilson. They returned this
year in a rental and then pur-
chased Lot 84. That property
belonged to Marvin Seger. They.
will be moving into their new
place the first of December.
They are very happy and, of
course, we are all happy for
them.
We have gained three other
new couples this year., Deana
Paswater's sister has purchased
Lot 59. Their names are Charlie
and Deb Cooper; they come
from Columbus, Ind. Bob and
Mary Schaffer joined us with
the purchase of Lot 142. They
come to us from McMinnville,
Tenn. They are family to Char-,
lotte and Billy Wilson. John and
Gloria Humphrey have also
joined us this year. They are on
Lot 2 in their own rig. They are
from Vinton, Va.
I want to welcome all of you!
When you see any of these peo-
ple make them feel welcome.
Do you remember your first
year at Orange Blossom?
RESIDENT BOOKS
The resident books are pub-
lished and some are out. If you
purchased your book after Nov,
11, your book is up to date. If
you received your book before
that date, you can find a sticker
in the Recreation Hall for a
change in your book. This is
how your book can be kept up


to date. There will be stickers
every time there is a change. It
will be up to you to keep your
book up.
I have books for purchase.
They are $3 each. I am on Lot
40 if you would like a book.
THANKSGIVING
As we all know Thanksgiving
is just around the corner. Please
make sure that you sign up so
we know how many are com-
ing. There is a sign-up sheet at
the Recreation Hall. Please
make sure you are counted.
There will the traditional
turkey. The dinner will be
potluck.
GAMES
There were a few games
played this week. I did not re-
ceive any scores. I will have
some next week. Everything
will be in full swing this week.
Bingo, euchre, pokeno, crib-
bage, nickel-nickel and on
Friday it is an open game night.
Come out and join the fun.
KARAOKE
Billy and Charlotte Wilson
started karaoke on Sunday night
at 7. They had a real good
turnout. The singing was really
great. Maybe the line dancers
will be out there soon.
MORNING
Don't forget coffee and
doughnuts on Wednesday and
every other Saturday. On the off
Saturday we have a breakfast;
these are at 8. Then on Tuesday
and Thursday there are exercise
classes at 11. On Wednesday at
11 they're at line dancing class-
es given by Ed Denman.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A monthly motorcycle rally
in downtown Wauchula got ten-
tative approval.
At its monthly meeting on
Nov. 9, the Wauchula City
Commission spent time dis-
cussing a proposal for an event
from 6 to 10, or 7 to 11, on the
second Saturday night of each
month.
Events would be held for five
or six months a year, November
through April. In this first year,
they wouldn't get started until
January.
It ,would be a charity
fundraiser and include as many
as 2,500 motorcycles, a beer
garden, raffles, and bike show
trophies and prizes. The first
rally would raise funds for
Main Street Inc., the next for
Resthaven, and so on.
Local residents Merle
Redding, Marvin Walker'and
Charlotte Draganov, owner of
Charlotte's Webb Pub at the
intersection of West Main Street
and SR 64, explained the plan.
Draganov said she has had as
many as 1,000 bikers at her
place and never had any prob-
lems or need to call the police.
Redding said there are 400
motorcycle owners in Hardee
County and many more from as
far as Tampa, Orlando or south
Florida, who would come to a
central site such as Wauchula
for the comraderie motorcycle
riders have. It will be televised
for "Born To Ride," bringing
positive attention to the town.
Downtown merchants would
be asked to supply meals during
the evening, either catering
them or opening their business-
es with specials for the bikers.
Hardee County is one of
many communities with a chap-
ter of the Enforcers Motorcycle
Club, which includes former
police and armed forces mem-
bers and other cyclists. They
provide about 40 members to
pplioe events such as this, han-


dling parking, crowd control
and garbage cleanup when the
event is over.
Later in the commission
meeting, Main Street Wauchula
Inc. director Jessica Newman
suggested a special event appli-
cation for events such as these,
streamlining the reservation of
Heritage Park, street closing,
liability insurance require-
ments, use of alcohol, fees for
street vendors and craftsmen,
and many other aspects. A draft
of it will be brought to the next
meeting.

In other action, the commis-
sion:
- approved first reading of
an ordinance making final
adjustments to the 2008-09
budget.
- approved a resolution for
the purchase of a new Caterpil-
lar backhoe/loader for $66,656.
It is needed to replace a 1994
model in which the transmis-
sion went out and would be too
costly to repair, said Public
Works Superintendent Ray
McClellan. The company
accepted the old model as trade-
in in lieu of the first year's pay-
ment. The balance will be paid
over the next three years.
- also approved resolutions
for technical services related to
the Fifth Well and water treat-
ment plant improvements going
along with it., and a cooperative
agreement renewed annually
between the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office and Wauchula
Police Department.
- discussed and approved a
privacy hedge to replace the
six-foot fence between Diana
Avenue and Forest Glade
Apartments. Apartment manag-
er Elwood Merchant said the
fence is always getting dam-
aged by drivers backing into it
and a hedge would be better.
The fence will remain in place
until the hedge reaches six feet
in height.
- heard a resident's com-


plaint about code enforcement
action and referred him to the
Hardee County Circuit Court,
which would hear appeals of
code board decisions. The com-
mission makes the laws and
Comprehensive Plan codes,'
and the Code Enforcement
Board, a local judicial body,
hears about violation of the
codes and makes judgments
about them. Any appeal of its
decisions must go to the Circuit
Court.
- discussed proposed lan-
guage to allow a detached struc-
ture or an accessory structure
such as a manufactured carport,
in the front yard of a residence,
if setbacks allow it. They will
only be allowed if they are
anchored and have metal roof-
ing, not a canvas or plastic roof.
Other types of accessory struc-
tures must be in the back or side
yard and within setbacks.
- approved the route for the
Christmas Parade on Dec. 5 at 6
p.m.
- discussed Main Street
Wauchula and received an
announcement of Friday Night
Live on Nov. 20 with a theme of
Bluegrass and Barbecue, and a
copy of the new Wauchula
Main Street membership appli-
cation brochure. Memberships
vary from a Main Street friend
at $40 all the way to the
Prestigious Benefactor Level of
$5,000. An application can be
picked up at the Main Street
Wauchula office at 107 E. Main
Street. The theme for Main
Street is "remembering our
past, reinventing our future."
Newman also asked that the
Main Street Historic Designa-
tion area be expanded to in-
clude from Fourth Avenue to
Florida Avenue and one block
on each side of Main Street, and
to both sides of Orange and
Palmetto streets.
She gave an update on the
four subcommittees of design,
organization, promotion
and economic, restructuring.


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Nov. 20 Varisty Football Jesuit HOME 7:30 p.m."
Nov. 21 Girls Soccer Mariner Away 10:00 a.m.
Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Week - No School
Nov. 27 Varsity Football TBA TBA 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 HJHS Basketball DeSoto HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Dec. 1 Girls Soccer Booker Away 6:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball DeSoto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Booker Away 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 3 HJHS Basetball Avon Park HOME 5:30/6:30 o.m.


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Girlsl Basketball
Boys Basketball
Boys Soccer


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Southeast
Avon Park
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COOKIE CARE


COURTESY PHOTO
The emergency department at Florida Hospital Wauchula received a sweet surprise
recently as Emergency Medical Service students from South. Florida Community
College delivered cards and cookies, to show their appreciation during national
Emergency Nurses Week. The emergency department is one of several in the region to
assist the college in student training.







FARMoCITY Week

Nov. 20-26 with the Hardee County Farm Bureau


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
From the Alafia River
Corridor to the Wysong Park,
there are lots of ways to get out-
doors.
Whether birding, hiking,
boating, hunting or camping,
there are 343,000 acres in state
locations in the Southwest
Florida Water Management
District that a person could
visit.
Spread from Sumter and
Pasco counties down to DeSoto
and Charlotte counties, each of
the sites offers a variety of
opportunities.
It's all included in the 2009
Recreation Guide "Get Out-
side!"
The 150-page guide can be
seen at WaterMatters.org/recre-
ation, obtained by e-mail at
Recreation@WaterMatters.org,
by phone by calling 1-800-423-
1476 ext. 4470 or by writing to
Land Resources Departmenf,


Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District, 2379 Broad
St., Brooksville, FL 34604-
6899.
The interactive web site
allows people to follow links to
the recreation they want.
Created by the Florida
Legislature in 1961 to protect
the water resources in the
10,000 square miles of
SWFWMD, it covers all or
parts of 16 counties in west-
central Florida and provides
436,000 acres, most open to the
public.
Quite a few of the 54 loca-
tions are wheel-chair accessible
for the mobility-handicapped.
There is a descriptive page and
map of each resource, acreage
and activities allowed.
The final pages of the book
lists each recreation area and
what it offers, what county it is
located in and which page more
description is on.
Some are places seldom


heard of, such as Annuteliga
Hammock, Withlapopka Com-
munity Park or the Terra Ceia
Preserve at Frog Creek. Others
are more well-known, Myakka
River's three parks, Weeki-
wachee Preserve or Charlotte
Harbor State Park.
Some have paved multiuse
trails that wind through pine
flatwoods and around beautiful
wetlands that allow both on-
road and off-road bicyclists.
The best are at Cypress Creek
Preserve, Lower Hillsborough
Wilderness Preserve, the Stark-
ey Wilderness Preserve and
Myakka State Forest.
Bird-watching opportunities
abound, some trails part of the
Great Florida Birding Trail.
Some of the best are at Chassa-
howitzka River and Coastal
Preserve, Lake Panasoffkee,
Sawgrass, Two-Mile Prairie in
Withlacoochee State Forest or
the Green Swamp Wilderness
Preserve's West Tract.
There are camping, RV camp
areas, equestrian or group camp
areas. There are also primitive
camp areas and backcountry
camping. Look for the Deep
Creek Preserve or Flying Eagle
Preserve, for instance.
Then, there's hiking and
hunting, and water recreation,
such as boating, paddling and
fishing.
There's a few pages on
expectations for visitors to
properly care for the properties
they visit, and activities not
allowed, such as no alcohol,
no firearms other than hunt-
ing, dogs to be leashed, and
no removing any plants or
wildlife.
There's a final section on vol-
unteering, and how people can
help maintain trails, establish
campsites or picnic areas, clean
up carelessly left trash and
debris and other activities.


Hardee County Farm Bureau board member Steve Johnson is shown with his wife, Androa, and
their children, Emma and BJ, in one of their orange groves.

Agriculture is vital to local economy
During this year's Farm-City Week, Hardee County Farm Bureau is pleased to
recognize all of our members.
Agriculture remains important in Hardee County where there are ---
1,081 farms on 279,887 acres. Total value of livestock and crops l
sold from Hardee County was $232 million in 2007"according to the
USDA's statistics. 4 I
Neither the farm nor the city can exist iiiisdlation. Instead, the FARM-CITY
interdependence of the two creates jobs, products, markets and rela- a
tionships that make our economy and nation strong. Join with us in recognizing
Hardee County agricultural producers and allied industries and the contributions
A they make to the economy. A


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Food For lbhoogi...
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Hardee County Farm Bureau is pleased to recognize
Nov. 20- 26 as Farm-City Week.
On the seven days leading to and including Thanksgiving
Day, Farm-City Week is celebrated nationwide.
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Schedule Of Weekly Services


BOWLING GREE

APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Mornm g ..................10:0(
Sunday Evening ...................6:0(
(Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00
Thursday Service ..................7:3(

CHESTER GROVE MB CHUt
708 W. Grape St. - 375-3352
Sunday School ......................9:3(
Sunday Worship ...................8:0(
Sun. Eve. Worship Ist & 3rd - ...
4:00 p.m. 3:00
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
'Morning Worship ................10:30
Youth Group - Sunday ..........6:00

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. - 375-2:
375-3100
Sunday School .................10:0(
Morning Worship ................1 :0(
Evening Worship ................ 6:30
W wednesday ............................7:30

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREA
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ......................9:45
Morning Worship ................11:0(
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30
Evening Worship
1st Sunday .................... 5:00

COMMUNITY CHRISTIA1
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30
Sunday Evening ...............;....6:00
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GO
4937 Hwy. 17 N. - 375-4206
Sunday School ......................9:45
SMorning Worship ................ 1:00
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30
Evening Worship .................6:30
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 . - 375-2253
Bible Study ...........:...............9:30
Morning Worship ................10:45
discipleship Training ............6:60
Wednesday Supper ..............5:30
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30
'Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets - 375-2
Sunday School ....................9:45
Morning Worship ...........1:00
Youth Fellowship .................5:00
Evening Worship .................6:00
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road - 773-90
Bible Connection ..................9:45
Morning Worship ...............11:00
Sunday Evening ..................6:00
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00

HOLY CHILD,
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSI(
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. - 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHUR
210 E. Broward St. - 375-468
Sunday School ....................9:45
Morning Worship ................11:00
Evening Worship .............. 6:00
Wednesday Prayer ................7:0(


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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHUR
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. - 375-44(
Sunday School ...................9:45
Morning Worship ................ 11:00
Disciples Training...............5:00
Evening Worship .............7:00
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of Mason Dixon & Cou
Line
781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00
Bread of Life - Sunday........12:15
The Meeting - Tuesday. 7:00


BOWLING GREEN
" OPE9N i OOR FULL OSPCEE
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
'N
PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
SE 375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m..
Servicio de Adoiacion..........11:00 a.m. i
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
0 a.m. Miercoles Servico................6:30 p.m.
0 a.m. p
Sp.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH
p.m. 3365 South US Hwy 17
p.m. Morning Service ..................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday St'ldy/Learing ..6:30 p.m.
RCH
3 ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
Sa.m. 513 W. Orange St.
Sa.m. 375-2911
......... Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
0p.m. Sunday Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m.
0 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
a Morning Worship :............... 11:00 a.m.
0 p.m. Sunday Night Service ............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs. ..................7:30 p.m.
231,

)a.m. ONA
)a.m.
I p.m. LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
I p.m. 4868 Keystone Ave. * Limestone
Comnn.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
CH Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
Sa.m.
Sa.m. NEW ELIM
Sp.m. INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane - 773-4475
Sp.m. Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service .................11:00 a.m.
N Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

Sa.m. NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
p.m. 202 Sidney Roberts Road
p.m. Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
D Disciples Training..................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Sa.m. Wednesday Prayer ...............6:00 p.m.
a.m.
'p.m. ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
Sp.m. 131 Bear Lane - 773-2540
p.m. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
S Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
Sa.m. 5076 Lily Church Rd. - 494-5622
a.m., - Sunday Schoolf;'-' ." . 10-00 a m.
p.m. Moing orsi ; 1I I 00O a nm
p.m. Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
p.m. Wednesday AWANA for Kids
p.m . .................... .....................6:30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.


2340 WAUCHULA
a.m.
a.m. APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
p.m. Martin Luther King and Apostolic
p.m. Rd.
p.m. Sunday School .................1.0:00 a.m.
English Service ................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer......................7:00 p.m.
13 Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
a.m.
a.m. CELEBRATION CHURCH
p.m. 322 Hanchey Rd.
p.m. . 863-781-1624
p.m. hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Morning Service ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
ON Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
p.m. Childcare provided at all services
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
p.m. Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
p.m. Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
p.m. Adult Cell Group .................7:00 p.m.
p.m. Youth Cell Group .................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m..
ICH Call for locations '
1 CHARLIE CREEK
a.m. BAPTIST CHURCH
a.m. 6885 State Road 64 East - 773-3447
p.m. Pastor - James Bland
0p.m Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1...1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
a.m. 773-9678
a.m. Bible Study ..........................10:00 a.m.
p.m. Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
p.m. Wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.
p.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
tCH
.CH 773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
a.m. Sunday Bible Class.............. 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
p.m Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
p.m. Men : Leadership & Training Class -
p.m. 2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.

H CHURCH OF GOD
nty Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST .
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
P.m. 630 Hanchey Rd. - 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.


Priesthood ............................ 1:00 a.m.


WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY BAPTIST.
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....ll:00 a.m.
'Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dominica...................... 10:00 a.m.
Servicio ............................. 11:00 a.m .
Lunes Oracion ......................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ................7:00 p.m.
EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martcs Oracion......................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio......................7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio .................... 7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio................10:30 a.m.
ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. - 773-3470
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCII
114 N. 7th Ave. - 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..........:....... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave - 773-3800
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.'
Sunday Worship .................10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch .............. 10:40 a.m.
Evening Service .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH "
1570 W. Main St. - 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study .... .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Sr. Adult Bible Study ........10:00 a.m.
Family Night Supper ..........5:00 p.m.
Extreme Kids Choir............ 5:45 p.m.
Church Orchestra................ 5:45 p.m.
Prayer Meeting .................. 6:00 p.m.
Youth Gathering ................ 6:00 p.m.
Extreme Kids/Kid Mo........ 6:30 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal........ 6:30 p.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. - 773-9243
SUNDAY.
Generations Cafe Opens'........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins.. 10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast ....................... 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T
(K-5th) ..........10:45 a.m.
Worship Service. ...............10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade ........................ 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
grade..................:30-8:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m:
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m,
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 am.,
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ......................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. - 773-4267
Sunday School .' ..............:....9:45 a.m..
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study.......... 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH *
1397 South Florida Avenue .,
773-9386.
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night .............7...00 p.m.
Adult * Children & Youth
FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. - 773-3753.
Morning Service ...............1.. 0:00 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.
W orship...............................10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &


Lighthouse Min. ..........7:00 p.m.
HIGHER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship....lI1:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
IGLESIA HISPANA
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9' Ave.
Martes ............... .7: 30 p.m.
Jueves ................. 7:30 p.m.
Domingo ...............10:30 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
Dom ingos ..............................6:00 p.m .
Miercoles......................... 7:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
- ENGLISH
155 Altman Road - 1131
Sunday Service ......................2:00 p.m.
Thursday Evening................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
-SPANISH
Sunday Service .................... 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening..................... 6:00 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. - 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service....I11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities (All Ages)
............. 7:00 p.m.
NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
, 773-2929
Sunday Service .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Mom. Worship ...................(.. st & 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 ...x.....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worhip ....... .....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m..

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road - 773-2858
1 & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2' & 4" Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ......................... 11:15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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


RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East - 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ...... 9:00 a.m.
S.unday,.School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............'....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday PraSer ................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ...............1....10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
::' ,204 N. 9th Ave. - 773-6418
Sunday ..................................9:00 a.m .
Holy Days ......................

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road - 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) ...................8:30 a.m .
(Spanish)......:...........11:00 a.m.
(Creole)...................1 :00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH


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

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


WAUCHULA
S'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.
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 ......................: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.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ................................ 10:00 a.m .
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church - 735-0871 Pastor - 773-6657
Sunday School .................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 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 ..............11:00 a.in.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
S& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 - 773-0989
'Sunday Schbol ....................10:00 a.m.
Worship........................1..... 1:00 a.m.
Evening.................................1:00 p.m .
Wed Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.


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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ...:.............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......... ........7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
PRIMER MISSION "
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Domidical ..............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
863-781-1578
SSunday Service ................ 1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Movie Night ....................7:00 p.p.


ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South - 735-0636
Sunday School . ................9:30 a.m.
SMorning 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 Doninica . . ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ............. ............ :00 a.m.
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your life, the Lord will take
care of your death. If you
invite the Lord to make His
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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football Fans, the Gators started slow again and played
just well enough to get a road win. It was a given Steve Spurrier
would have his team ready for an upset. The offense put up 345
yards but the defense held the Gamecocks to 245 yards. The
nation's top-ranked team has not been impressive but again, until
someone beats the defending National Champions, they stay on top
of the rankings. A date with Alabama in Atlanta awaits the Gators
after couple of instate scrimmages. The winner will be in the
National Title Game (assuming the Tide beats Auburn).The ques-
tion is who will they face?
The BCS was supposed to match the two best teams in college
football. The results have been mixed. Undefeated teams have been
excluded from the exclusive club because it is all about money and
power, not fairness. This season again could see Boise St., TCU
and Cincinnati all unbeaten but the powers that be would fix it so.
Texas woutd face Florida or Alabama. Texas isn't even the best




Ozuna National


PAL Champ


By JOAN-SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Hardee High freshman is
well on his way to boxing star-
dom.
Local amateur Ruben "Chi-
no" Ozuna has his first national
championship, and is currently
ranked number I in the nation
in his 119-pound weight divi-
sion.
The 15-year-old honor stu-
dent took time off to go to the
PAL (Police Athletic League)
nationals in San Antonio in
mid-October.
Ozuna, the son of Roy and
Stephanie Salazar, is a seven-
time state PAL champion, but
this is his first national title.
Next up for him is the Dec. 4-
6 Silver Gloves tournament in


Okeechobee. A win there would
return him to the regionals in
Kansas City. When that is over,
he will go on to the Golden
Gloves competition.
The young boxer, who has
been in the ring since a 58-
pound nine-year-old, is now
training under the watchful eye
of Troy Carter in his Arcadia
gym at the corner of Polk
Avenue and SR 70..'
There will be a free outdoor
boxing extravaganza at the Troy
Carter Youth Center on Satur-
day, with a live band, and some
other extras. It will be between
11 a.m. and 4 p.m. To attend,
take U.S. 17 south to Arcadia.
Turn right (west) on SR 70 and
go one block.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Ruben Ozuna, 15, earned a brand new national champi-
onship belt in San Antonio, Texas last month. He is train-
ing now under Troy Carter, who will host a free boxing
show in Arcadia on Saturday.
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MOMENTS IN THE WOMB

Curled up in a ball,
Every breath I'm taking in warmth
Not feeling harm at all.
Moments in the womb.

Always hearing a soft, subtle voice
With my mother making all decisions,
I don't have to make a choice.
Moments in the womb.

Sprouting fingers and toes,
Every day I'm growing,
Yet my mother always knows.
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team in the state of Texas. Those teams mentioned will probably
join Tulane in 1998, Marshall in 1999 and Utah in 2006 as teams
that were politicked out of their legitimate opportunity to play for
a national title. A playoff system is the only way to determine a true
champion.
Another criticism of the BCS System has become evident to
fans and commentators everywhere. Conference officials have
been accused of blatantly protecting the teams in their conference
with a chance at the national championship game. Friday night's
game between West Virginia and Cincinnati, a 24-21 Cincy win,
was the worst'I've seen since the infamous "Swindle in the
Swamp." West Virginia was up 14-7 when a Bearcat back tried to
jump over a stack of players to score near the end of the half. He
tried to stretch the ball over the goal but it was knocked loose for a
fumble and the ball never crossed the plain of the end zone. It was
ruled correctly a fumble recovered by WVU. Then the booth offi-
cials decided to overturn the field officials despite "no conclusive
visual evidence" to do so. Every ESPN analyst, the Bearcats, fans
and the running back himself were stunned when it was ruled a
touchdown for Cincinnati. Helmet to helmet hits on the WVU
quarterback, obvious pass interference calls and holding on
Cincinnati were all ignored to ensure UC would maintain its num-
ber 5 banking, it seemed. Losing a game is one thing but having
games decided by an official stains the honor of college football, if
in fact that was the case.
' The South Florida Bulls just can't get past Rutgers. Funny how
the Bulls seem to have West Virginia's number but Rutgers has the
Bulls. The Bulls should get back on track this week against
Louisville. USF still could finish with two wins.
Now let's look at this week's Bill O' Fare...
1.) FIU at Florida - Maybe the Gator Offense can get back
in rhythm? The defense has carried this team all year. Time for a
big Tebow Day. Florida 55 FIU 10.
2.) SMU at Marshall - Any good coaches looking for a job'?


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


It is good to be back at
Crystal Lake Village for anoth-
er season. Everyone I have spo-
ken to from the North is glad to
be here and finally have some
summer. It was rainy and cool
up North, and most of us spent
the summer cutting grass every
three days, probably like here.
I appreciate everyone's e-
mails over the summer keeping
us all informed about everyone.
It seemed like a lot of people
had surgeries or health prob-
lems this summer. Most will be
able to join us, but a few will
need our prayers.
ACTIVITIES
Most activities are under
way, but they can still use some
card players and shufflers.
Crafts are every Monday at 1.
We have some new exercise
equipment, and a lot of people
are using it.
EVENTS
The first dance ofthe' season
is ' Welcome Back Dance on
Saturday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m.
Music will be provided by
Chrissy Harriman. There will
be door prizes again this year.
Hope to see everyone out for it,
as your support is needed.
KOFFEE KLATCH
Koffee Klatch on Nov. 11
was hosted by Bill and Diane.
Burget. Ron Ackermann was
our activities director this
morning. Ken Dawson led the
U.S. Pledge, Lloyd and Ellen
Gilson led the Canadian Pledge


and Don Merillat led the prayer.
The 50/50 winners were Pat
Boddy, Dick and Fran Robinson
and Beth and Ed Frisbie.
Loyd Lankford led the
Veteran's Day program honor-
ing all our veterans. Support our
troops and their families -
wear red on Fridays.


Call 1-800- Hire a Coach MU. SMU now leads CUSA as June
Jones has taken them there in just 2 years. SMU 24 Marshall 20.
3.) Ohio State at Michigan - The one week a year that the
Swami is a Buckeye Fan! Tressell style of ball usually doesn't run
up scores but I would hope this game makes an exception. Pour it
on Buckeyes!!! OSU 33 Michigan 10.
4.) Maryland at FSU - Noles seem to be peaking. Should the
Gators be worried? FSU 34 Terps 17.
5.) Duke at Miami - Canes should bounce back after UNC
loss. The USF game should be a good one after Thanksgiving.
Miami 35 Duke 14.
6.) Virginia at Clemson - Spiller should have a big day. This
will clinch a berth in the ACC Title Game. The next two games are.
South Carblina and Georgia Tech. Clemson 38 UVA 14.
7.) Mississippi State at Arkansas - Hogs have a challenge
with these Bulldogs. Arkansas looks to solidify a good bowl spot.
Arkansas 30 MSU 21.
8.) UT Chattanooga at Alabama - Tide version of FIU as the
two teams prepare for Atlanta. Both have their arch rivals next
weekend as well. Alabama 48 UTC 13.
9.) Tulane at UCF - Knights are bowl bound and finish
strong. UCF 34 Tulane 17.
10.) LSU at Ole Miss - Tigers will have their hands full. LSU
31 Ole Miss 27.
11.) Vanderbilt at Tennessee - Vols trying to become bowl eli-
gible. UT 34 Vandy 20.
12.) Kentucky at Georgia- a pair of 6-4 teams go at it for SEC
Pride. UGA 28 UK 24.
13.) Purdue at Indiana - Very old Big 10 Rivalry. Both are 4-
7 and going nowhere for the holidays but it is state bragging rights.
Purdue 35 Indiana 31.
14.) Connecticut at Notre Dame - Huskies had the hardest
luck in 2009. This 4-5 team could be 9-0 if they had just got a break
in each of the very close losses. All losses have been by 2 or 4
points. This game against an overrated independent should be a-
jubilant victory. UConn 48 Notre Dame 17.
15.) Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M - The Classic in
Orlando is always filled with tradition, great bands and a good time
for the alumni. The Rattlers look to be a slight favorite, bringing a
7-3 record into the game against a 5-5 Wildcat team but B-CC has
won 5 of its last 6 games. This has all the trappings to be a
"Classic" game in the Classic's history. FAMU 37 B-CC 35.
16.) Miami at Carolina - Fish swim back home happy. Miami
31 Carolina 19.
17.) New Orleans at Tampa - Who Dat running over the
Bucs? Miami almost handed the Bucs one didn't they? New
Orleans 34 Tampa :17.
18.) Jets at New England - Moss and Brady without a doubt.
Pats 33 Jets 21.
19.) Atlanta at NY Giants - GMen at home take care of busi-
ness. Ahmad Bradshaw has a big day. Giants 30 Atlanta 23.
20.) Philadelphia at Chicago - Da Bears in the Midway!
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Greetings from Fort Green!
Our community was sad-
dened last week when we
learned of the death of Mickey
Murphy. I have always called
him "Soupy," and did not know
until his funeral services that he
did not really like his nickname.
He was always a friendly per-
son and a super skater, but of
course he had the skating ritks
and even did the portable one.
Mickey, or "Soupy," will be
missed, even though he had
been sick for some time. It is
easier to let a loved one go
when they have had a lengthy
illness. Our sympathy is
extended to the family.
Then last Sunday morning,
George Kersey made his final
journey. He was another mem-
ber of the Fort Green communi-
ty. Our sincere sympathy is
extended to all his family.
Lots in our area are facing
surgery or will have had surgery
by the time the paper comes
out. Margie Albritton was sche-
duled for surgery in Orlando the
18th. B.J. Haney is supposed to
have hand surgery the same
date, but down South. Ronnie
Thomas has some serious
health problems and is in a
great deal of-pain. Please pray
for all the sick but especially
these and the bereaved of our
community.
Betty Walker was able to be
in church Sunday morning and
told me Ruby Cook had called
from North Florida. Ruby says
she keeps up with Hardee
County through The Herald-
Advocate and some of her old
friends and neighbors through
the Fort Green News. She miss-
es everyone but is better off
with her family.
Mary Fields called to let me
know her granddaughter, Mes-
qua, was going to be initiated
into the National Honor So-
ciety. This is a great honor and
all her relatives should attend
the ceremony. I remember when
my grandson had the honor and,

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we sure took all the relatives,
'course with us that is just us
and his Aunt Avis! Mesqua, we
are certainly proud of you and
keep up the good work!
Paul Adams fried the turkey
for our Thanksgiving supper at
church recently and he does a
super job. He knows just how to
cook it so there are no crispy
parts, all just mouth watering
and delicious eating.
Carol and Johnny Brown
were DeFuniak visitors recent-
ly. Johnny filled the pulpit for
his son, Johnmark, while John-
mark attended the State Baptist
Convention in Pensacola. Our
pastor, Steve and Tara, were
driving up on Monday, the 9th.
When I turned on the news that
morning it said the tropical
storm was heading for Pensa-
cola and should make landfall
there. Brother Steve said it was
a wet and windy drive! They all
had a good time and all are safe-
ly home.
Karen and Wayne Semino,
some of our Northern neigh-
bors, have returned to the great
state of Florida and the great
community of Fort Green.
Everyone was happy to see
them back safe and sound for
another winter of glorious
Florida weather.
Our last Methodist Cemetery
workday was very successful.
We appreciate all who came out
and worked. Another workday
will be scheduled next year!
It is hard to believe the Bucs
finally won a game.
Jake Willis got a big buck last
Saturday, and I believe it was a
seven-point. I think they said
Willie Godwin got a spike.
Any is something to be-proud
of, and I know they had a good
time. Their pop, Charles Ab-
bott, takes.them hunting along
with some of their uncles.
Mike Davis reported the
turkey shoot was a success. He
appreciates all who came out
and tried their luck.


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Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Nov. 15, Jose Santiago-Ramirez, 19, of 783 Middle Drive,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward and charged with
DUI and no valid license.
Nov. 15, a residential burglary on Morgan Grice Road, burgla-
ry of a conveyance on Wilbur C. King Boulevard, criminal mis-
chief on Steve Roberts Special, and a vehicle stolen on Wilbur C.
King Boulevard were reported.

Nov. 14, Juan DeJesus, 24, of 2460 Pine Cone Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with fraud
by giving a false ID to an officer, DUI and no valid license.
Nov. 14, a residential burglary at Pine Cone Road, was report-
ed.

Nov. 13, Debbie Faye Thompson,. 28, of 704 E. Oak St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Manuel Martinez and charged with
larceny and dealing in stolen property.
Nov. 13, Jonathan Luke McVey, 20, of 2909 NW 25th St.,
Cape. Coral, was arrested by Det. John Shivers ard charged with
possession of marijuana and possession of illegal drugs.
Nov. 13, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North and a fight on
U.S. 17 North were reported.

Nov. 12, Ledell Wilson, 22, of 940 Waldon St., Bartow, was
arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther on two out-of-county warrants.
Nov. 12, Timothy Nekada Burks, 42, of 689 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Manuel Martinez and
charged with two counts of selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
house of worship or business.
Nov. 12, Billy Gilchrist, 19, of 1615 Mowatt St., Wauchula,
and Marcy Denise Talio, 21, of 634 Honeysuckle St., Wauchula,
were arrested by Sgt. L.A. Hart and each charged with larceny -
petit theft.
Nov. 12, thefts at two locations on U.S. 17 South and on
Stevens Carlton Place were reported.

Nov. 11, Jacob Rodriguez, 23, of 170 College Lane, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Det. John Shivers on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
Nov. 11, Henry Lee Harris, 49, of 128 S. CR 663, Ona, was
arrested by Dp. Carree Williams and charged with larceny - petit
theft.
Nov. 11, a residential burglary on Will Duke Road, a vehicle
stolen on SR 64 West, and thefts on U.S. 17 North, U.S. 17 South
and at Oak Hill Park were reported.

Nov. 10, Devan Lampley, 21, of 650 Peterson St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Det. Manuel Martinez on a charge of violation of
probation.
Nov. 10, Thomas Christopher Goodwin, 23, of 4824 Church
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on a
charge of violation of probation.

Nov. 9, Nicole Renee Smith, 28, of 3446 Elm St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with
sale/possession of dangerous drugs and possession/manufacture of
drug paraphernalia.
Nov, 9, Michael Donahoe, 47, of 160 E. Valencia Dr., Bartow,
was arrested by Det. David Drake on a charge of violation of pro-
bation.


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Nov. 8, Jarrod Luvear Oliver, 25, of 2364 E. County Line
Road, Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. David Drake on a
charge of withholding support of children.
Nov. 8, a residential burglary on Garza Road and a tag stolen
on Palmetto Street in Bowling Green were reported.
WAUCIHULA
Nov. 15, Eduardo David Castillo, 20, of 520 Eddy St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with vehicu-
lar theft.

Nov. 14, Tyler Brandon Summers, 23, of 411 Illinois Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged with tres-
pass on property other than a structure.
Nov. 14, a theft on River Chase Circle was reported.

Nov. 13, Johnny Lee Cook, 63, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Robert Spencer and charged with trespassing
on a structure or conveyance.
SNov. 13, Reynaldo Crispin-Hernandez, 25, General Delivery,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged .with dis-
orderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence.
Nov. 13, David Ramos, 30, of 810 Louisiana St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt.Chris LeConte on an out-of-county warrant.
Nov. 13, a fight on West Main Street and a theft on South
Seventh Avenue were reported -

Nov. 10, Anita Belcher Platt, 51, of 404 N. Seventh Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Hale and charged with felony
domestic battery. At the jail, she was detained on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Nov. 10, a residential burglary on Southerland Street was
reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Nov. 15, Robert Cavazos, 32, of 1414 East Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with DUr and
reckless driving.
Nov. 15, criminal mischief on East Banana Street was report-
ed.

Nov. 14, a theft on Dixiana Street was reported.
Nov. 13, Roman Martinez Jr., 27, of 5016 Poplar Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and
charged with battery.
Nov. 13, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Nov. 11, Marco Antonio Cavillo, 19, of 445 Grove St.,
Bowling Green, was, arrested on a sexual offense.
Nov. 11, a theft on Palmetto Street was reported.

Nov. 9, a residential burglary on Lynn Street was reported.

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WES Recognizes Its 'Top Cat' Achievers


COURTESY PHOTOS
Kindergarten "Top Cats" at Wauchula Elementary School who were recognized for their
good conduct were (front row, from left) Rigoberto Lopez, Austin Barker, Abby
Johnson, Amalee Bruno-Perez and Shanteya Frederick; (second row) Savannah
Svendsen, Dawson Bryant, Lauren Gainous, Jeremiah Herrera, Greysen Weeks,
Brinson Conerly, Kaden Chapman, David Rodriguez and Briana Weatherford; (top row)
Gabriela Arana, Zyann Parker, Baliegh Herrera, Maria Morena, Ashlyn Willis, Addyson
Smith, Aaron Daniels and Clay Hancock. Not pictured, Mia Vasquez and Macy Grace
Tyson.


Fourth-grade Top Cats were (front row, from left) Cameron Herrera, Brilyance
Augustus, Tanner Carlton, Adrian Deleon, Ellie Palmer and Jerry King-Lopez; (second
row) Tylor Alvarado, Bridgette Conley, Brooke Shaw, Emily Patarini, Destiny Scheel,
Liliana Ponce, Maribel Rodriguez and Mariela Miramontes; (back row) Ricardo Gomez-
Molina, Nicholas Sellers, David Duran, Miguel Cardoza, Angel Valerio, Jara Cummings
and Lindsey Barwick. Not pictured were Alexx Brant and David Duran.


First graders showing leadership skills during the first nine-week period were (front
row, from left) Janna Neel, Zoe Garza and Sailor Ullrich; (second row) Jace Bryan,
Alyssa Perez, Karson Goddwyn, Jocelyn Villarreal, Bictor Molina, Caleb Block, Makayla
Banda and Riley Justiss; (back row) Cole Hines, Joe Harned, Miguel Vasquez, Christian
Montanez, Da'Myah Carlton,, Pripcess Luna and Gerardo Valerio. Not pictured were
Dawson Hanchey,.Jessica Huckaby, and Zharia Cook.


Fifth graders who stood out in the crowd were (front row, from left) Emily Maldonado,
Eddie Kilgore, Holly Brown, Vaughn Kirkland and Arianna Perez; (middle row) Hayden
Lindsey, Abby Clark, Wyatt Zeigler, Selena Miranda, Jennifer Vasquez, Amber Westberry
and Kaylee Hogenauer; (top row) lyana Henry, Brenna Parker, Maria Jaimes, Jeremy
Reyna, Christ Guijon and Morgan Crews. Not pictured was Briana Hanchey.


.t . '. -. "..,." _


Second graders with great citizenship are (front row, from left) Javier Chavez-Chaidez,
Marah Uri, Madi McGee, Marisol Vasquez, Madelynn Stockton and Taylor Watkins; (sec-
ond row) Blake Tinsley, Ana Baltazar, Kein Knight, Jaronda Terrell, Renell Herrera,
Cristal Miranda, Lucia Galvez, Jack Driskell and Quintin Lindsey; (top row) Francisco
Tinajero, Rafael Hubbell, Michelle Guijon, Andy Moreno, Damian Hernandez and
Kaylan Birmingham.


Third graders who rose above others were (front row, from left) Russell Long, Aiyana
Root, Yamilex Miranda, Shelby Zeigler, Marvin Cook and Bo Villarreal; (middle row)
Aliyah Bias, Sarah Carlton, Adriana Arana, Yasmin Ramirez, Daisy Badillo, Victoria
Salazar, Lillian -Salazar and Isabel Avalos; (top row) Tara Hines, Waylen Richardson,
Dustin Willis, Tom Pace, Tony Guerrero and Shelby Spencer. Not pictured, Matt Tyson
and Kimberly Fonseca.


First Steps youngsters who earned the Top Cat award were (from left) Betzabel Vargas,
Genesis Chavez, Antonia Banda, Hady Urbina, Esther Avalos, Anthony Ramirez-Gomez,
Johnny Cheezan, Makayla Herrera and John David Nord. Not pictured were Ancelmo
Macedo-Banda, Charley Anton, Joel Hill and Alex Palacios.


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KINDERGARTEN
E
Adeline Adams
Michael Adams
Kevin Anton
Lucio Aquino
Soleil Baqae
Justin Browning
Griselda Duran
Leiana Ealom
Alexander Fenton
Katie Henderson
Tyler Jones
Kasey Juarez
Shelton Keeton
Andrew Lee
Makayla Mccoy
Garrett Mcquaig
Itzel Mendez
Valeria Montanez
Lindsey Montero
Victor Naranjo
Ariana Olmos
Jessica Patino
Sadie Rivera
Kolby Sanchez
James Taylor
Tyler Teuton
Andrew Tootle
Katelyn Vasquez
Mattie Wells
Daulton Wingate
Bryndllian Witt

E/S
Christopher Balladaies
Grace Borjas
Daniel Carrillo
Israel Cortez
Chloe Dean
Michael Lambert
Yeng Lor
Bryan Lucatero
Denis Mendieta
Marisa Mendieta
Daniela Mendoza
Uriel Morales-Herrera
Jesus Paniagua
Victoria Perada
Julian Reyes-Silva
Elicarmen Sargento-
Santiago
Aliya Silva
Rodney Smith
Alejandro Solis
Jason Trinidad


Ryan Valdez

FIRST GRADE
A
Erista Albritton
Colton Block
Cameron Cantu
Joelynn Carver
Vicente Chaidez
Jake Cole
JustinCole
BrittneyCovarrubias
Alexis Crews
Trinity Her
Cameron Hodges
Palmer Klein
Siera Lozano
David Mendez
Raquel Montanez
Jeremy Myers
Jason Walker
Shaydan Ward

A/B
Michael Barber
Kaylen Barringer
Kaitlynn Brandeberry
Adrian Camili
Diana Cardenas-Munoz
Zoe Church
Mariah Danford
Alexis Deleon
Oscar Deleon
BriannaFranks
Megan Gannon
Stephanie Gonsalez
Nevaeh Gonzales
Blake Graham
Anthony Griffis
Manuel Guardarrama
Philip Haight
Autumn Hall
Dalton Keeton
Franklin Lee
Hannah Mcdaniel
Pablo Molina-Rosales
Melinda Rivera
Cheyann Strickland .
Yacquelin Villalva

SECOND GRADE
A
Isabella Adams
Dylan Bozeman
Aaron Bunch
Kipp Cooper


Bailey Harrell Darby Sanders
Jesus Jurado Zachary Sibrava
Maria Martinez Mike Trevino
Adriana Perez Gabrielle Willis
Angela Ramirez


Sydnie Steiner

A/B
Jackson Baker
Juan Castillo
Jacqueline Chagoya
Anthony Chavez
Darren Daniels
Myrka Delatorre
Brayan Diego
Rafael Esquivel
Lucy Garcia
Garrett Kirk
Tyler Lambert
Miguel Macedo-
Hernandez
Marcos Marquez
Mackenzie Mccoy
Samantha Mcmillan
Briana Montero
Dallas Moses
Donnell Patton
Ashley Pelham
Lizbet Ramos-Jaimes
Kylie Shenefield
Christian Turner
Sang Ying Vang
Gage Warczinsky

THIRD GRADE
A
Amari Deleon
Javier Garcia
Michaela Klein
David Martinez
Dakota Roberts
Jose Romero-Vazquez
Daniela Villalva

A/B
Luis Angeles
Destiny Ballard
Dawson Cantu
Johnathon Couch
Mary Courtright
Jasmin Ealom
Kasandra Gallardo
Rebekah Hinojosa-
Montelon
Infiniti Randolph
Sanjan Rifty


FOURTH GRADE
A
Mason Block

A/B
Carol Allison
Makayla Benavidez
Avery Bunch
Ashja Camel
.Cecelia Castillo
Austin Harris
Sylas Kirkland
Jordan Long
Giselle Mendez
Adam Morales
Desirae Moses
Gabriela Reyes
Jose Rojas
Jasmine Sanchez
Jessie Sconyers
Aaron Zuniga

FIFTH GRADE
A
Gustavo Villalva
Javier Miguel-Ramos

A/B
Roxanna Avila-Serrano
Cameron Burnett
Luis Castillo-Diego
Jonatan Cisneros
Monica Courtright
Edson Covarrubias
Breanna Darley
Aniceto Estrada
Steven Garza
Tamara Griffis
Jamee Keller
Hailey Kirchaine
Agapito Leon
Cha Lor
Araceli Munoz
Dominique Murphy
Mydalis Nunez
Tiffany Pina
Madison Rucker
Alex Ruiz-Vasquez
Jeramiah Turner
Clarisa Villa
Jose Zuniga


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet


It is so great to see our park
family coming together for
another season of fun. It is great
to have sunshine and blue skies.
If you are new in the park, we
want to extend a big welcome
and come join in the fun!

CHAPEL
We had 57 greeted by Ed and
Joyce Gilson and welcomed by
Bob Bellis. A few words were
spoken by Larry Brown, in
which he stole Pastor Jim's
thunder for his sermon. After a
big laugh, then prayer, the
praise songs were led by Wayne
Shick and Tess Fullerton at the
piano. Special music was done
by me, singing "You Raise Me
Up." Pastor Jim spoke from
Psalm 119, wanting us to con-


tinue to encourage one another.
COFFEE
We had 109 enjoying coffee
and welcomed by Janet Forster.
She introduced our speakers,
Sonny and D.J. from Sunshine
,RV, formerly Heartland from
Arcadia. They joined up with
Sunshine RV and now are locat-
ed in Bradenton.
Upcoming events are the
Welcome Back Picnic and
Good Luck Party to our past'
managers, Mitch and Pam, on
Saturday. Our Thanksgiving
Dinner is going to be a great
new way foriour park family to
celebrate. Come and give it a
try, there is a sign-up sheet on
the board in the hall.

SPOTLIGHT


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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

Telephone (863) 773-3255




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from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked
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A big welcome goes out to
our new managers, Jim Nutting
and Ann Ellwood, haling from
Vermont. They have been mar-
ried 18-1/2 years. Jim has one
son in Vermont, and Ann has
one daughter and one son in
Vermont and one daughter in
Florida.
Jim was in the Army National
Guard for 20 years, a truck
driver hauling Ben & Jerry's Ice
Cream as well as other items for
32 years. Ann has worked for
International Business Mach-
ines for 15 years. She also has
worked for a foreign car parts
store as a bookkeeper, and has
worked for a television produc-
tion compnay, which included
A&E, CBS and Turner Warner,
in the call center for three years.
They were managers of
Hacienda Heights for two
years, and have been home
owners there for nine years.
They have tried the recreational
vehicle side of life for the past
couple of years, and wanted to
get some knowledge of the
everyday operations of a RV
park, and are looking forward to
hands-on by helping others.
Jim is interested in traveling
and reading. Ann is interestedin
crocheting, dancing, music and/
reading. They both are looking
forward to getting to know all
of us and want to participate
and join in the festivities.
They want to extend an open-
door policy to come and visit
them at the office, have a cup of
coffee and share with solving
problems, or becoming ac-
quainted and getting to know
each other.i


KINDERGARTEN
Abby Neel
Albany Albritton
Aleigh Galvan
Alexia Martinez
Alison Schultz
Amey Moralez
Andon Whaley
Andrew St. Fort
Angel Saavedra
Angelica Lopez
Annalise Terrell
Ariyana Leger
Azavie Calhoun
Azusena Martinez
Brianna Downey
Brianna O'Bryan
Carter Birge
Cassandra Jaimes
Cecilia Alvarez-
Alvarado
Cecilia Martinez
Christopher Sosa'
Crystal Wingate
Darius Yang
David Orta
Dorisa Santoyo
Ethan Beyer
Evelize Quintana
Gabby Garcia
Gage Wingo
Gerardo San Juan-
Pacheco
Guillermo Ramos
Haven Rimes
Hayden Galvan
Hunter Atchley
Isaac Badillo
Jacovya Major
Janelle Zambrano
Joey McVay
Jon Mosley
Jose Fernandez
Julio Chavez
Kaden Bryan
Karina Valadez
Kaydance Staton
Kaylie Grice
Khalid Lymon
Kyleigh Revell
Lahna Christian
Liile Gaydon
Liliana Plata
Luis Paulino
Malachi Hines
Maria Medrano
Mario Marical
Marissa Obregon
Maritza Mondragon
Matthew Webb
McKenzie Banda
Mollie O'Bryan
Pete Torres
Petra Gaitan
Rapho Francois
Reese Stones
Ricardo Sanchez
Robert Limon
Rosa Woods
Sean Armstrong
Sonia Macedo
Tomas Hernandez
Umar Guerrero
Valerie Martinez
Victor Cosme
YaYoua Vang
Yesaily Martinez
Zaria Davila


FIRST GRADE
Abel Servin
Abelardo DeJesus-Leon
Acheline Delhomme
Adrianna Consuegra
Alan Felipe-Zuniga
Alessa Valerio
Alex Jaimes
Alyssa Obregon
Amy Gutierrez
Ana Ibanez
Andrew Leal
Asucena Gomez
Breana Reynolds
Brenda Salgado
Brianna Rivers
Bryan Flores
Caleb Arana.
Caleb Macias
Chloe Martinez
Chloe Selph
Cyrus Cross
Daisy Chavez
Damian Cook
Daniella Marrero
David Edwards
Desirae Cabrera
Elvia Garcia
Emma McGuckin
Esteban Fernandez
Esteban Mendiola
Haley Dickey
Hannah Ward
Heidi Smith
Hunter Davis
Hunter Rowe
Isabel Calvillo
Jada Bragg
Jamal Holley
Jamie Walker
Jarell Jackson
Jasmine Shields
JayCee DeBoom
Jesissa Torres
Johnathon Woods
Jose Hernandez
Jose Santoyo
Joseph Peters
Jozie StLouis
Karson Fennell
Kayla Patterson
Kaylee Ybarra
Kedrick Williams
Landon Newman
Leigha Alderman
Mackenzie Wallace
Macy Kingdon
Maribel Tapia -' '
Mayte Tellez
Melisa Sigin
Nathaniel Bacon
Omar Gutierrez
Oscar DeSantiago
Rakeim Baker
Randy Campbell
Reyna Rivers
Richard Sanders
Richard Torres
Robert Mushrush
Roman Rivas
Roxana Araujo
Savannah Valletutti
Seth Durrance
Tayler Moseley
Tomy Molina
Trav.on Thomas
Trey Canary
Tulsi Patel


Veronica Rivera
Yolanda Pacheco
Zachary Estrada


SECOND GRADE
Alex Morris
Alyssa Smallwood
Araceli Escobedo
Austin Santoyo
Blake Richardson
Brianna Farias
Brianna Valadez
Bryce Rucker
Cinnamon Williams
Citlaly Gonzalez
Cristina Lopez-Rojas
Cruz Avalos
Dallas Weems
Dalton Cantu
David Trenado
Diana Paulino-Pena'
Dristen Newcomb
Elijah Powell
Gisselle Chavez
Gustav Chagoya Fuerte
Hallie Atchley
Hannah Ford
Hugh Pate
Hunter Presley
Isaac Estrada
Jacob Cbntreras
Jeremy Luciano
Jonathan Orta
Laura Ordehi
Lea Nichols
Litzy Hernandez
Lyndsey Welch
Maria Deloera
Meggie Cross
Melissa Zambrano
Misael Arana
Nicholas Gainous
Promise Nichols
Puja Ahir
Rachel Garland
Rosa Guerrero
Saul Arvizu
Saul Pacheco
Tyler Abel
Weston Roberts
Yaire Estrada

THIRD GRADE
Adelfo Hernandez
Anahi Cano
Colen Oakes
Conejo, Angel
�'4'4Dana Haffilton.
-'6Daniel bibegon
Devan Rimes
Eduardo Rivera
Eric Romero
Estefani Gutierrez-
Gomez
Fatima Ramirez
Guadalupe Diaz
Guerrero Leon, Ramiro
Haley Canary
Hannah Glisson
Hannah Stalnaker
Herculano (Ray)
Zuniga
J.C. Kulig
Jansen Walker
Jean St. Louis
Jennifer Maldonado
Kaitlyn Powell
Kareli Plata


Laura Kate Reynolds
Lindsey Boyette
Marcus Sambrano
Marta Ramirez
Martinez, Erica
Mejia-Flores, Betsy
Nick Cunningham
Norma Rivera
Patricia Deloera
Randy McLeod
Rivera, Bernadette
Thornton, Cain
Tony Webb
Tyler Moseley
Zack Durastanti

FOURTH GRADE
Adelina Luna-Muniz
Adelina Villafranca
Alexis Neel
Carlos Perez
Cody Gillis
Elizabeth Weeks
Garrett Norris
Julissa Flores
Kassidy Wallace
Kayla Curry
Krupa Ahir
Layla Santoyo
Lucero Paz
Mario Gomez
Nick Nichols
Nubia Gomez
Romeo Martinez
Rouke Madronal
Ruby Rivera
Shauna Norwood
Taylor Bone
Zachariah Macias
Zackary Richardson

FIFTH GRADE
Aaron Estrada'
Annetude Delhomme
Antonio Sanders
Atiya Salaam
Audra Weeks
Carly Nadaskay
Christopher Flores
Dalton Bryant
Desiree Ford
Emory Smith
Erika Martinez
Fernando Rivera
Francisco Vargas
Gannon Watson
Gerardo Jaimes
Jacob Rickett
Janie Elizalde
Jenna Flores
Jesse Bates Santoyo
Jessica Bembry
Jose Tapia
J.T. Canary
Kalisa Outley
Kathy Marcial-
Palacios
Livenson Metayer
Lorenzo Farias
Molly Hartman
Noah Valletutti
Odalis Hernandez
Rayann Kulig
Sarah Welch
Shelyia Jackson
Vanessa Deloera
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Courhoue Report


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
In the office of the county
court:
Jay Eugene Wells, 44, Zolfo
Springs, and Christine A.
Alderman, 46, Wauchula.
Brandon Lee Whipp, 24,
Piqua, Ohio, and Janet R.
Bryant, 23, Piqua, Ohio.
Stephen R. Brown, 28, Fort
Meade, and Susan Marie
Lambert, 25, Marietta, Ga.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Pete Valdez vs. Juan Banda,
dismissed for lack of progress.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Mary F. Thompson, consent
judgment.
American Express Bank and
American Express Centurion
Bank vs. Gary Cartwright, vol-
untary dismissal.
Valencia Gardens Apart-
ments LTD vs. Brenda San-
doval, stipulated agreement
approved, case dismissed.
City of Wauchula vs. Brenda
Sutton, voluntary dismissal.

The following misde-
.meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Ernesto Briseno, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Rayburn Lee Noblett, disor-
derly intoxication, $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 cost of pros-
ecution (COP), $50 investiga-
tive costs.
SJohnny Manuel Saldivar,
disorderly conduct, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs; improper
exhibition of a firearm, not
prosecuted.
Joseph Allen Wilkins, petit
Theft, one day in jail with credit
for time served (CTS), $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP, $50
Investigative costs.
Alexander Elijah Sanders,
domestic battery, probation one
year, 26-week batters interven-
tion class, $677 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Bladimir Caballero, violation
of probation (original charges
giving false identification to
law enforcement and posses-
sion of marijuana), probation
revoked, three months in jail
CTS, $50 COP added to out-
standing fines and fees.
Raymond Hernandez, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge domestic battery), pro-
bation revoked, four months in
jail, $50 public defender fee and
$50 COP added to outstanding
fines and fees.
Vernon Lee Richardson Jr.,
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, probation one year, fines
and fees waived, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP.


CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Peninsula Bank vs. Frank E.
Menke III as trustee (three
cases), petitions for mortgage
foreclosures.
Chad Douglas vs. Nancy
McClelland, petition for parti-
tion of property.
Winston Laltoo vs. Walter
McNeil, state Department of
Corrections, petition to review
inmate situation.
Citimortgage Inc. vs. Anna
Mayer, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Danny Wayne Petty Jr. vs.
Amy Petty, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Letiticia Campos and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Alfonso Cortez, peti-
tion for child support.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Irma Linda Valdez and Pedro
Villarreal Valdez, divorce.
Teresa Miranda vs. Ruben
Perez Jr, domestic violence
injunction for protection.
Kellie Martinez vs. Jessie
Martinez, amended injunction
for protection.
Walter Mortgage Co. LLC
vs. James L. McKenzie and
Cynthia Hodges, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
Carmen Devaki Sanchez and
DOR vs. Joshua Derek San-
chez, child support order.
Harriette R. Powell and DOR
vs. Darius Pitts, voluntary dis-.
missal.
Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs.
Christopher D. and Wendy M.
Lovett et al, stipulated agree-
ment approved.
Charlene Danielle Rich and
DOR vs. Lawrence Wesley
Smith, voluntary dismissal.
Brandy Marie Gaydon vs.
Terry Gaydon, dismissal of
temporary injunction for protec-
tion.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Jed
Jeremy and Betty Jo Boyer et
al, judgment of mortgage fore-
closure.
Sandra Graham and DOR vs.
Cheryl Packard, voluntary dis-
missal.
:'Edward and Nina Paul as
guardians vs. Florida Institute
for Neurologic Rehabilitation
-Inc., settlement approved.
Angela Guerrero vs. Charles
Anthony Hubbard, dismissal of
injunction for protection.

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.
Miguel Angel Alvarado,
felony driving while license
suspended, transferred to coun-
ty criminal traffic court.
Robert James Lee III, domes-
tic battery by strangulation,
transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
Omar Maya, DUI and fleeing
to elude an officer, transferred
to county criminal traffic and
misdemeanor courts.
Mary Lawanda-Peavy, aggra-
vated assault on a law enforce-
ment officer with a weapon,
resisting an officer with vio-
lence and unlawful use of a
two-way communication de-
vice, one year community con-
trol - house arrest, followed
by three years probation, sub-
stance abuse/mental health
evaluation and treatment, war-
rantless search and seizure, ran-
dom screens, curfew, no alcohol'
or drugs, $520 fines and court
costs,$100 COP, 50 hours com-
munity service: aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon,
fleeing to elude an officer and
purchase/possession of
methamphetamine, not prose-
cuted.
Refugia Rosales, violation of
.probation (original charge sale
of methamphetamine), proba-
tion revoked, four months in jail
CTS, $200 public defender fees
and $100 COP added to out-
standing fines and fees and
placed on lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Angela and Irdia Raj Desai to
Evolve Network Inc, $158,000.
Evolve Network Inc. to
Rhonda K. and Robert Cole,
$220,000.
Lee F. Swails to Patricia
Saunders and Melissa Rucker,
$88,000.
Pet Vet AYH Investments
LLC to Rose M. Abbott,
$55,300.
DBE Properties LLC to Alan
Jay Enterprises of Wauchula,
$1,473,900.
Bountiful Lands Inc. to
Donald and Alice Yang,
$25,000.

HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
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message.)


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SOLICITATION OF BIDS
Sealed BIDS will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hardee
County, Florida, hereinafter referred to as "County", at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, CPPB,'Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863)773-5014
until Monday, December 7, 2009 at 2:30 P.M., Local Time, at which time they will be
publicly opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any
BIOS received after the time specified will not be accepted.
Hardee County is proposing to sell the real property lying in the County of Hardee,
Florida, described as follows:
Legal Description:
Lots 13 through 24, less the west 50 feet thereof for road, inclusive of Block 9, together
with the north 175 feet of the west half of closed 20 foot alley running north and south,
original survey of Ona, Florida as shown in Plat Book 2, Page 27, Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Begin at a point, 17.34 feet west of the southeast corer on the south line of Lot 24, Block
9, Original Survey of Ona, Florida for the Point of Beginning, said point being shown on
FDOT Right-of-Way Map, Fort Green-Ona Road Section 06504-2604, thence along the
south line of said Lot 24, S89 42'47"W 32.38 feet to a point on a line that is 50 feet from
and parallel to the west line of said Block 9; thence along said line that is 50 feet from and
parallel to the west line of said Block 9, N08 58'49"W 303.49 feet to the intersection with
the north line of Lot 13, Block 9. Thence along said north line and its easterly extension
to the intersection with the centerline of 20 feet closed alley, N89 42'47"E 106.55 feet;
thence along the centerline of said 20 feet closed alley to its intersection with the easter-
ly extension of the north line of Lot 20, Block 9, SOO 06'13"E 175.00 feet; thence along
said easterly extension of the north line of said Lot 20, S89 42'47"W 48.05 feet to the east
right-of-way line as shown on Fort Green-Ona Road FDOT Section 06504-2604; thence
along said right-of-way line, S09 31'01 "E 126.64 feet to the point of beginning.
Said parcel containing 20,228 square feet or 0.46 acres more or less.
Bids must be enclosed within a sealed envelope with the words "Sealed Bid - Proposed
Land Sale in Ona. Florida" and the Bidder's name and address clearly shown on the
outside thereof. Bids must be received in the office of the Purchasing Director not later
than the time set forth for bid opening. The COUNTY will not be responsible for any lost
or late arriving bids sent via the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery services.
Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID.
Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves
the right to reject any or all bid(s) and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a
period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid open-
ing date.
Terry Atchley, Chairman
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners 11:12-19c


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Landfill Space May, End 2028 R.C. Albritton Receives


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Depending on its use, the
Hardee County Landfill may
have no more room to expand
by 2028.
What then? Purchase more
land, go to privatization, raise
tipping fets ?
The Hardee County Com-
mission received an overview
of upcoming problems during
its Nov. 5 meeting.
County manager Lex Albrit-
ton brought up the subject to get
commissioners thinking about
what they will do before next
summer's annual budget meet-
ing.
He suggested it might be nec-
essary to raise tipping fees,
which haven't been increased in
10 years.
"We've lost $200,000 in state
revenue for the landfill. We've
opened a new five-acre cell, and
by 2010 will have to start plan-
ning for the final five-acre cell.
That one will be planned to
have a higher slope and will last
us longer. We average 22,000
tons a year," he explained.
The tipping fee is presently
$62.50 per ton. Non-municipal
residents pay $70 per year
assessment for that, plus the
collection fees. Municipal resi-
dents pay their fees to the city
utility departments.
"Before summer, we may
have to have another independ-
ent study of whether we should
open another landfill or operate
as a transfer station, hauling our
garbage to somewhere else. We
can't push past next fall to
decide. It takes time to go out
for proposals, and I think we
should do that by March or
April, so it gives us time to
review and advertise," Albritton
continued.
At the present rate, the coun-
ty would be operating the land-
fill at a deficit by 2013, Albrit-
ton noted.
Commissioner Nick Timmer-
man commented on the exten-
sive study done 10 years ago,
which showed operating its
own landfill was the most eco-
nomical option for the county.
"A transfer station was the most
expensive, even if we used the
landfill in nearby Polk County,"
he said.
Commissioner Dale Johnson
asked about the cost for a rate
study. Albritton said it would be
in the $35,000-$50,000 range.
Johnson said if the country
went to privatization, it could
still set the rates for a Class I
landfill.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 4-0 victory just before the
rains came was a strong start for
the Lady Wildcat soccer squad.
But, according to Coach
David Hatch, the Hardee girls.
squad will have to improve in
order to "be successful against
the better teams."
The girls lost 1-0 at All
Saints' Academy in Winter
Haven last Thursday.
This week, there was a dou-
ble-header at DeSoto on Tues-
day, with the girls playing at 6
p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m. The
girls will also participate in an
invitational tournament on
Saturday at Class 5A Cape
Coral Mariner High. Then, they
will break until the Dec. 1
match at Booker.
The Hardee boys squad was
supposed to play the second
half of a double-header last
Tuesday at home against Fort
Meade but heavy rain halted it.
After the DeSoto outing this
week, the boys are off until
after Thanksgiving, when they
resume with a double-header at
Sarasota Booker on Dec. 1.
Against Fort Meade in the
season opener at home on N6v.
10, the Lady Wildcats showed
that they had spent nearly a
month in practice and condi-
tioning.
"We started off slow, but
scored out first goal with about
20 minutes left in the first half,"
said Hatch.
There were another pair of
goals before halftime and one
more in the second half, with


Commissioner Minor Bryant
commented that, in talking to
Mosaic Co. officials, it isn't
known if the county could pur-
chase adjoining reclaimed land
(when the Fort Meade Mine
Extension work is completed).
Studies are still being done if
reclaimed land would be stable
enough for a landfill site.
After more discussion, com-
missiopers approved staff to
prepare requests for proposal
for a privatization study, but not
move forward until there is
some decision on the pending
Request for a Special Exception
for a proposed regional landfill
in the southeast side of the
county.
Meanwhile, a recent notice
gives people time to appeal the
state Department of Environ-
mental Protection's permit to
close the first Hardee County
Landfill site. Residents who
wanted to appeal the conditions
of closure had 14 days from
mid-October to request an
appeal.
Teresa Carver, Solid Waste
Department director, received
approved to amended work
order for Sterns Conrad &
Schmidt (SCS Engineers) for
work they are doing on the
landfill closure and permitting
of the new sites.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
- held its annual reorgani-
zation and selected Terry Atch-
ley as chairman, with Bryant
remaining as vice chairman.
The only change in commit-
tee assignments was a switch
between commissioners John-
son and Bobby Smith, who
traded the Community Traffic
Safety Team and Florida Heart-
land Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative.
District 1 Commissioner Bry-
ant will continue as legislative
liaison, a member of the Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council, local transportation
liaison and representative at
Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District, Peace River
Basin Management Advisory
Committee and Heartland
Water Alliance.
District II Commissioner
Timmerman continues as the
Budget & Finance liaison, and
representative on the Health
Care Task Force, Rural Health
Network, Community Recrea-
tion Complex Committee,
Housing Authority and Home-
less Coalition.
District III's Atchley will be
the Industrial Development liai-


about 10 minutes left in the
game. The defense was led by
the play of Brenda Zamora,
who got three of the goals, and
Sabrina Hernandez who nailed
one. Hardee will clash with Fort
Meade again on Jan. 6, at Fort
Meade.
"The second half we put a lot
of pressure on their defense, but
missed numerous opportunities
to score. Even though we won,
we definitely need to improve
on our free kicks and corner
kicks," commented Hatch.
That prediction came true in
Thursday's match at All Saints'
Academy.
"The girls fought hard all
game, but came out with a 1-0
loss. Sasha Castanon played
well in goalie, a position she
had never played before," noted
Hatch.
"Even though we controlled
most of the game, we were un-
able to get a goal. If we are
going to be successful, we need
to finish on our corner kicks
and free kicks. We are looking
forward to playing this team
again in December (the 17th)."

Plants teach us about the
human condition, what it
means to be fully human. Pets
do the same thing.
Every garden is a chore some-
imes, but no real garden is
nothing but a chore.
-Nancy Grasby

Gardens cannot be consid-
red in detachment from the
people who made them.
-Derek Clifford


son, representative on the
Transportation Disadvantage
Board and Heartland Library
Cooperative, and alternate on
the Small County Coalition,
Airport Task Force, Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council, Peace River Basin
Management Advisory Board
and Tampa Bay Partnership.
District IV's Smith will be
Mining & Agriculture liaison,
on the Airport Task Force and
Community Traffic Safety
Team, and alternate for
SWFWMD and Heart of
Florida Community Alliance.
Finally, District V's Johnson
will continue as Public Safety
& Municipal liaison, represen-
tative to the Teen Pregnancy
and Drug Abuse prevention
boards, Heartland Workforce
Investment Board, Tampa Bay
Partnership and FHREDI.
- approved a proclamation
of November as National Hos-
pice and Palliative Care Month.
Nearly 700 trained volunteers
gave hours of time to Good
Shepherd Hospice as it provid-
ed care for nearly 5,000 area
residents and their families last
year.
- approved a resolution to-
close and abandon a portion of
Lime Street in Dixie Subdivi-
sion in Bowling Green. A plat-
ted road, it was never developed
or used.
- approved a waiver of per-
mit fees for the Hardee County
Builder's Association volunteer
project to build an addition to
the Pioneer Park Museum, as
requested by project manager
Harry Kirmeyer, who volun-
teered his services as designer
of the project.
- approved resolution and
maintenance agreement with
the state Department of Trans-
portation for three segments of
sidewalks in the Wauchula Hills
subdivision totaling about a
mile.
- approved the annual write
off of uncollectible bills of
$330,359.75 for the fiscal year
2006-07. Fire-Rescue Chief
Michael Choate said about 52
percent of bills that year were
collected, and the rest includes
Medicare and other insurance
deductibles and self-pay. Al-
though technically taking them
"off the books" for audit pur-
poses, efforts to collect them
will continue.
The bills are for ambulance
trips, from the scene to the hos-
pital, or hospital to hospital
transfers, with a base bill, plus
treatment, mileage, etc costs.


October 15 was a day of
recognition and celebration for
CF Industries employee Robert
C. "R.C." Albritton. After near-
ly 50 years of working within
the phosphate industry, R.C.
was awarded the 2009 SME
Hero of the Industry Award at
the 24th Annual Regional
Phosphate Conference, organ-
ized by the Florida Institute of
Phosphate Research (FIPR).
This year's conference was
held in Lakeland with a theme
of "Growing Together," signify-
ing the efforts within the phos-
phate and fertilizer production
industries resulting, in a stable
domestic food supply and the
efficient growth of crops.
"R.C. is a hero and a teacher
to the phosphate industry. His
dedication and insight have
been instrumental to the success
of our plant operations in
Hardee County and we are
lucky to have him as part of the
CF Industries family," said
Herschel Morris, vice president
of phosphate operations.
The SME (Society for Min-
ing Metallurgy and Explora-
tion) Hero of the. Industry
Award is given each year at the
Annual Regional Phosphate
Conference.
R.C. began his phosphate
industry career in 1960 with
AAC in Pierce, working on a
prospective crew. Within a short
time period, he was promoted to
a shift supervisor. He was later
promoted to plant superintend-
ent, first working at the Payne
Creek Mine and then Fort
Green Mine, where he received
the president's award for
Agrico's Competitive Edge
Program from Freeport
McMoRan.
After several decades of
working within the industry, he
joined CF Industries in 1994, as
plant superintendent at the then-
new plant in Hardee County.


COURTESY PHOTO
Robert C. (R.C.) Albritton works for CF Industries.


In 2005, Albritton was recog-
nized by CF Industries as the
Outstanding Salaried Employee
of the Year.
Added Richard Ghent, CF
Industries director of communi-
ty affairs, "Anyone who has had
the opportunity to work with
R.C. can attest to the fact that
he truly loves his work and the
people that he works with."
"He's a legend within the phos-
phate and mining community.
We're, so proud that he is a part
of the CF Industries team."
He is a member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church in Wauchula
and has served on a number of
different community organiza-
tions, including the trustee
board, the Hardee County
Democratic Eec&utive Conimmit-


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
- Public hearing - zoning request for a Special Exception
for a regional landfill, 8:35 a.m.
- Building and grounds software, 10:35
- Code Enforcement issue, 10:50 a.m.
- Accept Hillstop Acres Subdivision Road right-of-way
and paved road, 11:10 a.m.
- Award paving improvements bid for Gebhart Road, .
11:20 a.m.
- County attorney report on Building Department issue,
11:30 a.m.
- Review legislative packet resolution.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.


Gardening Is the only unquestionably useful job.
-George Bernard Shaw


tee, the Hardee County Plan-
ning and Zoning Board (for 15
years), and is a 27-year member
of the Florida Division of SME.
He spends his spare time fresh-
water lake fishing and enjoying
his six grandchildren.


In Loving Memory


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James H. Griffin
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As the beautiful wind that
whistles through the trees,
A soft sweet song heard
humming in the breeze,
As God gives breath
and takes it away,
We are never prepared
for the upcoming day.
A man's life comes
and as surely it must leave,
the ones left here,
are left behind to grieve.
Our beloved James has left,
but his legacy remains,
The memories we have of him
will always stay the same.
James touched our hearts
in many different ways,
and filled all our lives
with such happy days.
Go on and rest,
father and friend
until we meet each other
in heaven again.
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Oct. 13 heard details on a proposed Class 1 regional
landfill to be located near Crewsville Road and 10-Mile Grade in southeastern Hardee
County. Waste Services of Florida is the second largest waste company in Florida and
has 30 hauling companies and operates four landfills. The firm has an option on 875
acres owned by the Elton Crews estate. The landfill would cover 300 acres and gener-
ate about $2 million annually to Hardee County, depending on garbage volume. Hardee
could use the new landfill, along with other counties. The company would charge
about $22 a ton for garbage. received. The county charges $62.50 a ton, one of the
highest rates in the state. The regional landfill would eventually be about 200 feet high
and meet strict environmental permitting rules. Shown (from left) are Stephen
Sduthwell, Hardee Solid waste director Teresa Carver, Tim Salopek of Waste Services
of Florida, and Bo Conerly.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Hardee Rotary Club on Oct. 14 heard a report about the Students Working Against
Tobacco program (S.W.A.T), which has about 45 students enrolled from the local high
school and junior high school. Annual tobacco-related deaths in Florida are 28,700,
compared with 1,111 alcohol-related deaths. Ninety percent of smokers begin using.
tobacco before age 18. Pictured (from left) are Angela Hernandez, Tami Little, Tiffane
Johnson and Juan Delatorre.


UNDER THE OAKS


LANDFILL PROPOSAL


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, Oct. 28, heard about the proposed Class 1
regional landfill for the southeastern part of the county. Waste Services of Florida wants
to have a 300-acre landfill that would be up to 200 feet high and accept household
waste from south and'central Florida. The firm operates a landfill in Osceola County for
household garbage and two other landfills in Florida for construction debris. There
would be 15 employees. Hardee County could also use the landfill, which would
accept 2,000 to 3,000 tons of garbage six days a week. The county would get $1.4 mil-
lion to over $2.5 million annually, depending on volume, and not have to expand its
landfill located east of Wauchula. Hardee would get $2.50 a ton up to 2,000 tons daily
and $3.50 a ton over 2,000 tons daily. There would be about 80 truckloads a day. Each
truck carries 20 to 22 tons of garbage. Shown (from left) are Bo Conerly, Stephen
Southwell, Tim Salopek of Waste Services and club President Harold Davis.


COURTESY PHOTO
Hear ye, hear ye! Come one, come all for the annual Antiques, Arts & Crafts Show
"Under the Oaks." Pictured above are Bruce Perrine, vendor of wooden crafts, and
Joyce Butsch, vice president of the Wauchula Garden Club, as they prepare for the
upcoming event. Featured items will be wooden crafts, jewelry, plants, Christmas flo-
rals, pottery, antiques, face painting, jams and jellies, and much more. The show will
be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Palmetto Street and
Eighth Avenue in Wauchula. Help to support the local Wauchula Garden Club while
having fun and getting some seasonal shopping done! Anyone interested in having an
exhibit at the show can still contact Jeanette Perrine at 773-6026.


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The Wauchula Lions Club on Oct. 15 heard a report about the Take Stock In Children
program. Mentors are asked to spend one hour a week with a child in seventh through
the 12th grade. For more information, call Ashley Coone at the South Florida
Community College Foundation at (863) 784-7344. Shown (from left) are club President
Talmadge Albritton, mentor Kathleen Roehm, student advocate Ashley Coone, and
mentor Joe Kohan. The club meets every Thursday noon at the Faith Presbyterian
Church Fellowship Hall in Wauchula.


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Dakota McCoy
Celebrates Very
First Birthday


Dakota
Dakota Brooke "CoCo"
McCoy, the daughter of Mark
and Paige McCoy of Bowling
Green, turned 1 year old on
Nov. 10.
CoCo celebrated the occasion
with a party on Saturday, Nov.
7, at her home. Theme for party
was Cupcake.
Guests were served cupcakes
and ice cream.
Joining in on the fun were
grandmother Andrea Jennings,
sister Ravin McCoy, cousin
Lizzie Beth McCoy, brother
Caleb McCoy, cousin Kayle
Jennings, uncle Todd Jennings
and aunt Kerry Jennings, along
with Heidi Albritton, Eric
Harrison and Emily Harrison.


Dora Party


Mya Nicole Castillo, daugh-
ter of Nicole and Adrian
Castillo of Wauchula, turned 3
years old on Nov. 9.
She celebrated the occasion
the day before with a Dora-
themed party held at her grand-
parents' house in Bowling
Green.
Joining the honoree for the
party were grandparents Pat and
Jesse Juarez, aunts Ashley,-
Sonia and Jacey Juarez, great-
grandparents Betty and Frank
Martinez, and cousins Lissette
and Britney Martinez.


CARDIOVASCULAR REPORT


MUSICAL TEA


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The Lakeside Tea Room in Sebring was the setting for high tea and a concert Nov. 6, which was attended by a dozen
members of the Wauchula Wednesday Musicale. In addition to tea, they were entertained by a one-hour concert by
pianist Michelle Cann, a graduate student at The Cleveland Institute of Music. The tea and concert were sponsored
by Avon Park Inner Wheel, and proceeds go toward four nursing scholarships to South Florida Community College.
Wauchula native Patti Daughtry Crawford of Sebring chaired the event. In addition to Crawford, the local club mem-
bers were surprised to be joined at the tea by two other former Hardee Countians, Zola Collins Truitt of Lake Placid
and Jean Durrance Hancock of Sebring. Pictured above (standing from left) are Bess Stallings, Judye Mercer,
Hancock, Gloria Davis, Truitt, Betty Pace, Cynthia Metheny Barrington, Bettye DeLoach, Cann, Crawford, Jeraldine
Crews and Charlie DeLoach; (seated) Dale Mahnken, Jana Thorpe, Virginia Methbny and Dutchie Clavel.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
GjETTING TO KNOW GOD'
Well, you must start.where you are. For most of us, that means
it's a little like our understanding of Santa Claus.
"Have you been a good boy or girl? You have? OK. Tell me
what you want me to leave under the tree."
Nothing wrong with this as a start, but there's a much better
relationship ahead if we want it. And there are fine examples of this
throughout the Bible.
Take the case of Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego, three
Hebrew boys in a foreign land facing exterminationbecause they
would not bow down to an idol. Here is their response to the king's
threat to throw them into a fiery furnace: "Our God whom we serve
is able to deliver us, but if not, O King, we will not serve thy gods"
(Daniel 3:17,18).
These three words, "but if not" reveal a rare relationship with
God. Even if God does not choose to rescue them, they reply that
they will still worship Him. He does not have to perform miracles
in order to secure their obedience!
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the Panda Restaurant. The hospital in Sebring on Feb. 24 was licensed to perform
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The capstone event of boot
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10 am to 7 pm
Wauchula
First National
773-6667 Maria
INNi


Friday & Saturday
t am to 7:30 pm
Wauchula Hills
Corner of
Hwy 17
and REA Rd.
Ruby 773-2011
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18' GOOSENECK for sale. New
tires, new railing and new paint.
All steel, heavy duty. Call to come
and see. 863-781-3712.
. . 11:19-12:17p
DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS -
pumps, turbos, injectors, can
remove & Install. 863-381-0538.
9:17-1:28p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc


2001 F-250, 4 door, $6,000 FIRM.
781-1062. 11:19c


2004 NISSAN MAXIMA luxury
model, 86,500 miles. Good con-
dition, $10,500. 781-2909.
11:19-26p
2003 Chevy van 15 passenger
only 54,000 miles 3500 v8, 781-
1833 Good Deal! 11:12-12:10p
WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk
cars & farm tractors. Pickup avail-
able. Crooms Salvage. 781-3767.
27tfc


1985 16' FISHER JON BOAT, 1992
40 HP Mercury motor, long trailer,
runs very good, asking $2,200.
863-375-2417. 10:29-11:26p


.* Trimming
* Removal
* Stump Grinding


Locally Owned & Operated
Faulkner Stump Grinding & Tree Service, LLC

(863) 261-3729 * (863) 261-3759
c110:1-11:26c


EMPLOYEE Scz
EASING I cl
IONS, INC.
Robby Albritton



(863) 528-7085 * Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East * Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
ralbritton @eloinc.net l11:19tfc www.elonic.net


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
\LUTJR' E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE www.southflorida. edu
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, STUDENT SERVICES
Full-time, year-round position as confidential secretary to Dean
of Student Services. Associate's degree in Secretarial Science
(or equivalency) preferred. Three years full-time clerical/secre-
tarial experience required. Experience in an educational institu-
tion preferred. Ability to type at least 50 net words per minute
required. Computer literacy in word processing; data base, and
electronic spreadsheet software preferred. The required secre-
tarial test will be administered at 5:30 p.m: tf Bldg. l;,Room 202,
on, the deadline date Starting annual salwy $21,:484-$22,700
plus a comprehensive benefits package including retirement,
health/life insurance, vacation and sick leave. Deadline: 5 p.m.,
12/1/09. Position starts 1/4/09. Please visit our website for appli-
cation.
EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/VETERAN'S PREF
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JON BOAT, 10 HP Evinrude,
trolling motor, 15' trailer, $700
OBO. 781-9641. 11:12-12:10p


ANTIQUES: OAK HIGH back bed,
cedar chest, buffet, tables, East
Lake sofa, dresser. 832-1984.
11:19-12:17p
3 LIVING ROOM TABLES, dining
table and chairs, all matching,
$300. 863-253-1936. Smoke and
pet free. 11:19p


NOW HIRING at Florida Sales &
Rental, Inc. One position avail-
able: AP/AR, Admin. Asst. See
display ad. 11:19c

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1999 Honda Accord 4Dr. Black
VIN:1HGCG1650XA050288 k
10:30 A.M. NOV. 27, 2009 -
HILL'S AUTO WORLD SALES & TOWING-
4205 US HWY 17 N.
BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834
(863) 375-4441


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PART TIME DAY CARE, 40 hr.,
trained preferred. 773-4701.
11:19-26c


BARBER - 1009 S. 6th (Hwy. 17).
Call Patty 863-559-2501 or
Melissa 863-781-7140. 11:19c
HARDEE COUNTY SENIORS
UNEMPLOYED - NEED A JOB -
TRAINING - Earn while you learn!
If you are 55 or older, unem-
ployed, and a resident of Hardee
County we may have a training
and/or employment opportunity
right for you. Hispanic applicants
welcome. Call Experience Works
today for more details! Ask for
Vivian (863) 965-3795. funded by
State Of Florida Department Of
elder Affairs. 10:29-11:26c

DeSoto County




EASY FINANCING
www.Iandcallnow.com g
1-941-778-7980/7565 1


Now Hiring

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Mr Sales 8 Rental, Inc.


One Position for:
Accts. Payable/Accts. Receivable
Administrative Assistant

* 32-40 hours/week
* Must be able to work


some Saturdays
* Must be detailed, energetic,
organized and a team player
* Must have good telephone skills
and ability to deal with the public
* MS Word/Excel and QuickBooks
experience a plus
Apply in person at:
Florida Sales & Rentals, Inc.
2677 US Hwy. 17 N. Bowling Green/Wauchula
Tel: (863) 773'-0807

Drug Free Workplace. Criminal background
and driver's license checked prior to hiring.


AM-SOUTH REALTY
Eaj'li oice independently
.', ned .d d operated.


702 SOUTH 6thAVENUE, WAUCHULA

(863) 773-2122 * FAX (863) 773-2173

Gary Delatorre - Broker

www.cbhardee.com


Jerry Carlton Nancy Craft Richard Dasher
781-3608 832-0370 781-0162


HISTORIC OLD FLORIDA CRACKER HOME
This 3/1 Cracker home built in 1913 with
Historic Origins. 5 spacious acres ready for
horses or Livestock. Polebarn and work-
shop. $119.900.
LOOKING FOR RETIREMENT?? What about
this 2B/1.5 Bath Townhouse? S44.900.
NEW LISTING!! Spacious 2/2 Very Nice
Home ONLY $49.000!!
$129.900!! This 4B/2B home Is located on a
peaceful country road. Almost 1 Acre.
COUNTRY LIVING!! Spacious 2B/2B home -
workshop included. Approx. 7 miles E.
Wauchula $59.900
BIG PRICE REDUCTION!!! 3 BR, 2 Bath
D/W/M/H, And extra lot. many extras
$69.900!!!
18 ACRE GROVE with 3 BD, 3 Bath Home
$S325PQ Reduced $295,000
Reduced! $124.800 Spacious 3/2 home with
a total living area of 2,244 sq ft.
REDUCED!! $90.000 3/1 home includes
about ground Pool. A Must See!!
$75.000!! GREAT PRICE!! 3/2 M/H, recently
updated and in a nice neighborhood.
4.81 Acres is a Beautiful Setting for this
3BR,2B M/H Including front and back
porches Only $92.500.
SUNSET PARK!!I Enjoy the peace & quiet
neighborhood in this 3/2 home. Fenced
back yard and large family room makes this
home Enjoyable for entertainment, $99.000.


Victor Salazar
245-1054


Donna Steffens
781-3627


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY State Rd 64 W,
New Tanks, Kitchen. 3,220 Sq Ft building
size on 1.7 Acres and more 5800.000.
INVESTMENT PROPERTY!! Trailer Park -
Great Location, Hwy 17, Owner Financing.
For more information, Call Donna!!
15 Acre pasture homesite, paved road,
fenced marketable exotic Palm trees. 2
Wells. Owner anxious to sell!! $150.000
3/1 CB Home with extra corner lot. Only
S58.500
REDUCED PRICES!! 2BR/1Bath home on
Large Lot, South Florida Ave. Only $79.900.
PRICE REDUCTION. GREAT BUY!! 2 BD,2B
with central A/C and irrigation system.
Central Ave., Bowling Green. _54,900
BOWLING GREEN!! 2B,1B CBHome.
Central H/A, Two Car - Carport Only
$75.00011
SEE NEW LISTING!! 212 Riverside 3 1 CB
home, fenced back yard. $124.900
3 BR, 2 Bath with 1,236 total Sq Ft. living
area. Only 75.000
REDUCED!! GREAT PRICE!! $94.900 3 1
Spacious living room, large kitchen, for
entertaining, Call Today!!
WELCOME BACK NORTHERN FRIENDS!!!
We have some Excellent mobile homes and
lots as low as $49,000. all double wide In
good condition. Call Victor. Donna, or


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or bad credit we can �,et YOU In a vehicle! �Ve have been in business
a Iona time and VOLI can trLISt LIS hCIe It Hardee Car Companv.
Come See Me, Bill.v Hill Foi- All Your IVilde Needs
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Classifieds


3BR/2BA, CONCRETE block with
garage, .75 acre corner lot. Nice
quiet neighborhood, screened
porch, $95,000, 781-2909.
11:19-12:17p
FOR SALE - 2/3 BDRM, 1 BATH
mobile home on corner lot in nice
mobile home park, $30,000. 781-
7165, 781-9336. 11:19p


60x14 MH, 2BR/2BA, central
AC/heat, all appliances including
built-in dishwasher, large carport
and shed, Hammack Lake Estates
(adult park), Ft. Meade. 863-245-
9315. 11:19-26p
3BR/1BA MUST sell has been
remodeled, $59,900. 781-1062.
11:19c
3BR/3 1/2 BATH on 5.66 acres on
Popash, stone fireplace, master
suite with walk-in closets, Jacuzzi
tub & separate shower, LR, FR,
dining room, sunroom, screen
porch, patio, fenced back yard,
$242,00. 773-5880/781-5344.
11:12-12:3p
10 ACRES, ONA, beautiful mature
property, 3 newly crossfenced
separated pastures, perfect graz-
ing for horses and cows. Mature
grandfather oaks throughout,
16x18 new outbuilding, 24 ft.
above ground pool. 3/2 70 ft.
mobile home, irrigation & 2 wells,
private and quite, country at its
best. Perfect for building your
dream home, $169,900. 239-560-
3412 or 863-273-1414.
11:2-12-10p
4BR PLUS BONUS 2 1/2 lath, 9
acres. 863-773-4207 or 863-781-
5595. 11:12tfc


I Pets


I Ho se


2BR BLOCK HOME - 2 large cor- ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
ner lots. 402 E. 4th St., Zolfo, pet or are looking for a new one,.
$45,000 FIRM. Call 863-781-3767 the City of Wauchula invites you
or 863-773-0637. 9:24tfc to come and see if you can find
2006 MFH, 2100 sq. ft., 5 acres, the pet you're looking for. The
5BR/3BA, major appliances, great Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
condition. Sacrifice $185,000 ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
negotiable. By appointment. 941- call 773-3265 or more informa-
923-7888 leave message. tion. tfc-dh


10:8-12:10p


HOGS FOR SALE, domestic, 9
weeks to 9 months. 735-9284.
11:19p
HORSES TRIMMED and shod,
experienced and reliable. Roger
Welch 941-812-4267.
11:19-12:17p


FOUND - PIT BULL 863-474-1006.
11:19nc


FREE WURLITZER PIANO. 735-
1241. 11:19p
HEALTH, WEALTH & BEAUTY -
www.isxperia.com/504882 or 863-
221-6288. 11:12-12:10p


COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES,
AKC, $450, 2 males, 2 females.
375-4001, 11:19nc


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

773-4478





Free Estimates
Insured - 30+ years experience
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New Tires Include
Free Mount & Bal


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"Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires
BIG SALE ON
RLL TIRES., E
773-0777 * 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
SVISA sc,1d, (across from Bill
Wal-Mart) Tire


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Frank Vasquez, Lic. Real Estate Broker
863.781.4133
Mary Jane Tindell, Sales Associate
863.448.2811
* 4 ACRES on Double Dr., Wauchula Hills with 2BR mobile
home, $97,000 - Owner says make offer!
* 5 acres, Painter Rd., approx. 2 miles East of Wauchula
$97,000
* 3BR/1BA mobile home, Zolfo Springs $37,500
* 30 Warehouse Unit, Zolfo Springs, Hwy. 66 & 17. $90,000
Owner motivated, MAKE OFFER!
* 3BR/2-1/2BA, on 2 acres, in Golfview, West of Zolfo Springs,
can come furnished, $315,000 - owner motivated to sell-
MAKE OFFER
* 2BR, 1BA, Avon St., BG, near elem. school $65,000
* 2 mobile home lots, Peace Edward Dr., Zolfo Springs $17,500
& $21,000 c111:19c




THE PALMS

Available for
Immediate Occupancy

$99 Move In Special through October 31st
*Plus $1200 FREE RENT*
(*One year lease @$100/mo reduction)

* Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts.
* Open, quiet country setting.
* Close to Sheriff's Station on Martin
Luther King Jr Ave and La Playa Drive.
* Award winning Professional Bi-lingual
Management Staff.
* Affordable Rents

701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula
Rental Office Hours Mon - Fri 1:00 - 5:00 PM
After hours by appointment
(863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771
S Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider clo:8-2a


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


CASH FOR YOUR trust deed or
mortgage. Private party. 1-863-
832-1984. 10:1-1:1 p


FOR SALE - 1995 PACE ARROW
37' motor home, make offer. John
Deer 773-6661. 7:30tfc


2BR/1BA APARTMENT, $550
month, $550 deposit. 773-0100.
10:1tfc
3BR/2BTH Home in Golfview $800
first rhonth, $500 security, 781-
0551. 11:5-12c


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1 BR/1 BA DUPLEX, no pets, no" $500 MONTHLY electric included.
_smoking, $550 month, $500 secu- Furnished 1 bedroom country_
rity. 781-1528 or 773-9291. apartment. Marble fireplace. First,
11:19tfc last and $100 security. 954-629-
TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT, 4486. 11:19p


AC, $550 plus $400 deposit. 832-
1984. 11:19-12:17p
3B/2BA HOME, central air and
heat, $650 month, first, last and.
deposit. 863-773-2595 or 863-781-
3637. 11:19p
WAUCHULA - 3BR/1BA, central
air & heat, very spacious. 735-
2626. 11:19c
1BR/1BA DUPLEX for rent, close
to downtown, quiet neighbor-
hood. No pets, no smoking. $450
rent and $200 deposit moves you
in. Please call 863-781-3712.
11:19-12:17p
2BDR/2BTH, Charlie Creek, $500.
deposit, $550 a month, 781-
3570. 11:5-12c
DENTAL OR MEDICAL office
spate available at Bowling Green
Medical Center, 1,200 sq. ft. for
information call 375-2214.
9:17-11:19c
* MOVE-IN TODAY *
MOBILE HOMES 1 bed - $300
mo.; 2 bed - $350 mo-up; 3 bed -
$450 mo-up. Close to schools &
hospital, no pets, $200 deposit.
Se habla espanol (863) 698-4910
or 698-4908. 8:20tfc
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Call 773-
4466 for more information. 4:9tfc


FOR RENT


Apartments & Trailers



773-0123 or 781-0707
11:19c



Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-4441
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK * SE HABLA ESPANOL

Hug HeDi *couts$ NoInIerr
*sa FiReieb


(863)781-090 r 78-309


Carol's
Pool Service

Back Under

Original

Ownership


Now Serving

Pools in Hardee

County


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For Sale By Owner

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3/2 Doublewide MH on 7 lots in BG ... price cut to $66,000
3/2 on 2.5 ac w/private entrance, completely redone including,
all new roof, a/c, plumbing, and electric. Call for appt. $170,000
3/1 on large city lot in Bowling Green w/large screen porch and
detached workshop ... price cut to $65,000
Beautiful 92x150 buildable lot in Bowling Green on quiet street.
$12,000.
4 adjoining lots in Bowling Green on dead end street. Asking
$35,000 for package deal!
2 large building lots in Zolfo Springs with city water and sewer.
Asking only $20,000
COMING SOON ... 2 or 3 BR, 1 bath in Bowling Green for
ONLY $45,000. Hurry this one won't last long!


Call: 781-4246 .
cl11:19c


10 ACRE TRACT fenced for rent,
Avon Park. 305-397-6337 or 305-
758-2106 or 305-508-4694.
11:12-1:14p
CASA GRANDE, trailers, apart-
ments, La Renta weekly, monthly.
863-773-6616, 863-445-0915 or
561-305-2923. 11:12-12:10p
4/2, DOUBLE GARAGE, good
area. For info. call 954-383-5091.
Room for rent utilities and rent,
$450 and $350. 863-773-0065.
11:12-19p
3BR/2BA in Zolfo Springs, good
location. 1st and last months rent
plus security deposit. Call 863-
781-4529 for additional informa-
tion. 11:12tfc
VERY CLEAN 3Br/2BTH duplex
no smoking, no pets, references.
$700 month $600 security 773-
9291 or 781-1528. :11:5tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


WAREHOUSE OFFICE YAR
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 HW,
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs fr
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfp


ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation,
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status o
national origin, or the intention ti
make such a preference or limit'&
tion. Familial status includes chl.
dren under 18-living with parents
or guardians and pregnajf
women. tfc-


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION ;
additions, screen rooms, cae,
ports, glass rooms, pool enclb
sures, rescreening. Haroli
Howze Construction. 735-1158
RR05018. 9:17-11:19&
OVERCOME MEETINGS fb
addictions, Wednesdays at 6:45;
Gillespies Counseling Center, 1 1N
N. 7th Ave., Wauchula. 773-5717'
11:19tfd


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Kenny Sanders
(863) 781-0153


R E A


L T O R S
(863) 773-2128


REALTORS
* ' :JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!


You may qualify to receive a grant
for down payment assistance on your new home.


Possible owner financing!
Gorgeous 37� acs on the
Peace River has native areas,
tree lined paths, open pas-
ture, hiking trails & 1400�ft
of river frontage. Property is
fenced. $524,000!

Looking for native Florida?
Secluded .4 ac of wooded
land has deeded access to
Peace River! Canoe, camp,
fossil hunt, relax! $90,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Scenic
location w/lots of trees!
3BR/2BA 2006 MH on 5�
a,cs, paved road, fenced,,
pond, .storage shed. NOW
$110,000!
Ride a.horse, pet a dog or go
fishing! 58� ac ranch, Ft
Meade located north of
Lake Buffum. $365,000!

High & dry pastureland!
10� ac improved, fenced
land on private rd is attrac-
tive homesite, or perfect for
cattle/horses! $140,000!

Looking for 5 or 10 acs? Two
5� ac high/dry fenced parcels
on private rd! $55,000 for
vacant 5� acs! $65,000 for 5�
acs w/well & septic!

Eastern Hardee Co! 9.6�
acs. w/330' of frontage on
SR64, zoned A-i, conve-
niently located between
Avon Park & Wauchula!
$150,000!

Park-like setting w/trees
galore for this 12.5� acs &
2008 3BR/2BA MH. Enjoy
nature as you stroll around
this beautiful property!
$199,000!


PRICE REDUCED! Multi-
family zoning! Almost 3 acs
measuring 386'x345', zoned
R-3 - w/city utilities!
$145,000!

Secluded! 14� acs, zoned A-
1 w/creek, partially fenced.
$126,000!

10� acs w/paved rd frontage
has beautiful oaks & bor-
ders state land. Deed
restrictions to protect your
investment. $225,000!

4BR/2BA frame home close
to schools. $55,000!

3BR CB home, central A/C
w/1 car garage in Wauchula
Hills. $110,000!

PRICE REDUCED! Week-
end getaway cabin! Sits on
22� ac fenced pastureland
w/established oaks, 4" well,
2 barns, private rd! NOW
$190,000!

Paved rd, great price! 10�
acs cleared land w/well &
power unit. Ready foi" your
new home or ag use.
$110,000!

Immaculate 3BR/2BA CB
home w/hardwood floors,
tile in kitchen & bath. Big
privacy fenced back yard
looks great! $138,000!

PRICE REDUCED!
Breathtaking oaks! 9.8� ac
homesite conveniently
located between Wauchula
& Zolfo Springs w/culvert
already in place! NOW
$140,000!


REALIOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-U153 SANDY LARRISON........ 2-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MONICA REAS...............781-7110
D \ID ROY L................7.81-349) KAREN SUMIMERS........781-7633

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Classifieds


ATTENTION
SENIORS /DISABLED
iWe are experienced caregivers
: who will care for you in your
,home. For more info. call Moira at
'781-3889 or call 781-2869.
10:15-12:17p
'IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob--
(lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
;Several ,weekly meetings.
dh
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S'NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
SULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
SFor complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
'Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
.ll ads for any construction-relat-
Sed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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B SEE SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
9:17-12:31p
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates, by the hour or
contract. Free estimates. C.
Wilson 863-767-5349. 9:10-1:28p
GOLF CART REPAIR gas or elec-
tric Lowest prices GUARANTEED.
Pick up and delivery available.
Locally owned and operated. 863-
773-4400 or 863-474-1172.
11:5-26c
DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE
BUILT? Call Doug 863-397-9840.
5:7tfc
W.R. SMITH LAND Clearing &
Tree Removal Services Inc. -
Land clearing - demolition - tree
removal; Fencing - barbed wire,
field fence, board fence; Tractor
work - bush hog, disc. Code
enforcement clean-up discount.
Ag pole barn construction. Will
Smith, owner/operator. 863-781-
0158 or 863-773-3557. 10:1tfc


Hen's Tires
Old Ben's Tires -Same Location
7576 N. Florida Ave




863-245-0506
Lamar Higginbothom cl11:19,26p


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214 E. Orne Sf. - WmuchUa
aorofss from A mlix
* Service ALL Brands of Major Appliances
* $69.00 includes 30 mins of free service
Parts Additional
* Parts for ALL Makes Available in Store!!
Appliances available in all price ranges
3 Full-time Technicans
Trained * Licensed * Insured * Professional Service
TR 1 -76R


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

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SATURDAY - 8-7, 197 George-
town Loop, Wauchula. Tools,
electronics, dishes, scooters,
fishing gear, AC, smoker, appli.
ances, porcelain dolls, clothes,
misc. 11:19p




Genuine Orthopedic
Foam encased sides
Waverly-
Was $594 now $297
Pegasus -
Was $695 now $397
Westmorland -
Was $1199 now $597
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2350 U.S. 27 North * Sebring
Florida
Across from Home Depot'
863-382-0600


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PARK WIDE DRIVEWAY sale:
Crystal Lake Village, Saturday, 9-
Noon. No early birds. 11:19p
SATURDAY/SUNDAY - 9 a.m.-?,
4035 Chester Ave., Bowling
Green. 11:19p
THURSDAY-SATURDAY - 7 a.m. -
1 p.m., 2324 Gebhart Rd., Bowling
Green. 11:19p
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE and
bake sale, Saturday, 8-?, 321
Shelton Road (behind Ace Hard-
ware). Men, women clothes;
name brand children clothes,
prom and Junior Miss dresses,
home decor, kitchen wares, misc.
11:19p


FRIDAY/SATURDAY - 8-?, 3221
' Myrtle, Zolfo. Everything must
goll . 11:19p
SATURDAY - MULTI-FAMILY - 417
SS. Florida Ave. Bargains Galore!
Lowery Voyager organ/bench.
773-2684. 11:19p'
2215 RALPH SMITH RD., Wau-
chula, 8 am-2 pm, Friday & Satur-
day. 11:19p



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863-314-0846
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5101 N. Hwy 17 * Bowling Green * 375-4461
Mike Adcox ~ Manager * Carl Kelly - ASE Certified Mechanic


SATURDAY - 7-12, 410 Orange
Ave., Wauchula. Furniture, toys,
clothes, etp. 11:19p
SATURDAY - 8-?, 1006 N. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. All size clothes,
baby furniture, exercise equip-
ment, too many things to name.
* 11:19p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY - 8:30 to
3:30, collectibles, bedroom
dressers, misc. household, 1034
McDonald Rd., Wauchula. 11:19p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY - 8 to ?, 450
Boyd Cowart Rd. Girls sizes 12 &
under, misc. 11:19p
MULTI-FAMILY - 215 West Lane,
Wauchula, 8-?, Clothes teen, chil-
drens and plus size. Lots of misc.
11:19p
BIG YARD SALEII Thursday-
Saturday, 7 am-?, 2822 Bailes Rd.,
1/4 mile east of Merle Langford,
off of Steve Roberts Special,
behind Sunshine Foliage, Zolfo.
Follow signs. 11:19p
PIONEER MEDICAL CENTER
'employees yard sale - 12:30-?,
515 Carlton Street. Saturday only.
11:19p
HUGE TWO FAMILY - Clothes,
Christmas decor, furniture, lot of
misc., Saturday, 8-2, 307 Murphy
Rd., Ona. 11:19p
BABY CLOTHES, BABY acces-
.sories, jr./womens clothes,
household items, Echo chain saw,
hand tools, Saturday, 8-?, 1072
Boyd Cowart Rd., Wauchula.
11:19p


BIG BIG YARD SALE - Cleaning
out for 'the holiday Friday &
Saturday, 8 am to 1 pm, lots of
women clothes size 4 to 14,t
kitchen stuff, computer desk,
chairs, furniture, sewing
machines, mirrors, fish tanks,
plastic storage cabinets, knick-
knacks, wire shelving, hot tub
and more. Take 66 Zolfo 3 miles
right on Merle Langford, follow
signs. 245-3893 or 781-0323.
11:19p
YARD SALE - Friday, Saturday, 8-
?, 464 River Ln., Wauchula. 11:19p




Store Wide Sale
Dining room start $197
Living room tables $99
4 Pc. Bedroom Start $397
SRecliners start $3977
Spend over $1,000 and get
additional 10% off
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2350 U.S. 27 North '-Sebring'
Florida
Across from Homej)epot'
863-382-0600


Hardee Car Company


BIG BLOW OUT GARAGE SALE

Saturday 7:30 am toClose
(across from First National Bank)

FURNITURE TOOLS GENERATORS

DRILLS * WEED EATERS SAWS

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206 North 6th Avenue
Office (863)773-0060 *
www.jimse
James V. See, Jr., Broker

Torrey Oaks Subdivision Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2
bath with upstairs game room or den. On golf
course. Stainless steel appliances with solid sur-
face countertops. Carpet & tile floors. 3 car
garage. Approximately 2,500 sf living with 10'
ceilings and crown molding. Asking $227,500.

New Listing! Country Estate situated on 2 1/2
acres lose in to Wauchula. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
with central air & heat. Large screened porch
for family & friend gatherings. Set up an
appointment today! $169,500.

20 Acres! Electric, Deep well for irrigation on
site. Zoned agricultural. Possibility of subdivid-
ing into 3 tracts. $240,000.

GREAT STARTER 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath in main
house with connected 1 bedroom & bath.
Beautiful, refinished wood floors. Central air &
heat. Extra lot included with chain link fence.
Only $129,500.

55 acres close in to Wauchula on paved road.
Great place for your new residence. Deed
restricted. $72,500

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

Commercial property. 1.28� acres. Frontage on
Main Street and Hwy 64. $120,000.
Realtoi
Ben Gibson ...... (941)737-2800
Calvin Bates ......(863)381-2242
S Dusty Albritton ....(863)781-016


EALTY, INC.
e, Wauchula, FL 33873
Evening (863)773-4774
erealty.com


James V. See, Sr., Broker Calvin Bates
Two mini-ranches! One is 5.95� acres, the other
is 6.65+ acres. $99,500 each

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

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

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

Great Opportunity for possible DUNKIN
DONUTS location! Approximately 1/2 acre on
corner of US 17 and Stenstrom Rd in Wauchula.
2,550� SF building, built to Dunkin Donuts specs.
Partial equipment in place. Sell or Lease, call for
details.

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

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

140 acres with 3 homes on Hwy 64 West. 12 miles
from 1-75. A portion of the property is approxi-
mately 4,000' long. Plenty of room for landing
strip. $1,800,000.


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Robert Jones ...... .(863)781-1423
John H. Gross .....(863)273-1017
Rick Knight ...... .(863)781-1396


L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
PRICED TO SELL! 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco home
built in 2004, tile and carpet floors, large eat-in
kitchen, spacious sized bedrooms, Owner anx-
ious - See today! $138,000
5.8 Acres and 4B/2.5Bth, CB/Brick home locat-
ed Hwy. 64 E, nice oak trees, large 75x30 work-
shop/shed, handicap accessible, small pond,
perfect for bird watching! $225.000
Great location - easy access to schools, medical
facilities and post office; 3B/2Bth older home
that is well maintained, 2 gas fireplaces, recent-
ly updated, lovely landscaping. $130,000
PERFECT LOCATION for this 5.3 acre tract,
nice shaded acreage with large oaks. $55,000
LARGE LOT with oaks and 3B/1.5Bth home -
updated with new kitchen appliances, electric
rewired, A/C only 2 years old and like new roof.
OWNER ANXIOUS - Asking $135,000
3000 sq. ft. WAREHOUSE with 800 sq.ft. living
area, all on 3.40 acres located on St. Rd. #64E,
perfect for commercial shop. $135,000
Completely furnished Suncrest M/H, 2B/1.5Bth
on corner lot; 1800 sq.ft. with 2 storage build-
ings; well-kept property. $50,000
Spacious 4B/3Bth home on 5 acres; C/B and
frame construction, 3614 sq. ft. living space,
over 600 sq. ft. mother-in-law suite, outside and
inside storage, convenient location. $295,000
Take a look at this 2B/2Bth, 2 screened porches,
outside storage, sprinkler system with separate
well. Offered at $54,900
OWNER SAYS SELL - Lovely 2005, 24x44,
D/W mobile home, property overlooks peaceful
pasture land, outside storage has electricity and
12x16 porch. Listed at $73,000


. SERVICE YOU
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert


EXECUTIVE HOME! C/B Stucco home;
4B/3Bth, family room with fireplace, stainless
steel appliances in large kitchen, nicely land-
scaped yard, underground sprinkler system.
$279,000

WELL KEPT and FURNISHED M/H, 2B/1Bth,
screened porch and nice yard. $38,000

262.52 acres on CR 665 with'3 bedroom house,
perfect hunting camp, paved road frontage,
large pines, 100 acres cleared for farming or
development, two small ponds; property can be
divided; OWNER MAY FINANCE FOR
QUALIFIED BUYERS. $8000 per acre. Call
Delois for more details!

5 acres with paved road frontage; make an offer
on this property. Listed at $65,000

10 acres with 12" well; perfect for your new
home. Call Delois Joh'nson for more informa-
tion.

MAIN STREET location for this 1.37 acre tract;
2" shallow well, outside city limits. $43,500

Highway 64 West ; 2.76 acres with 2" well.
$49,000

1.2 acre Commercial lot on Highway 17; high
traffic area. $100,000

14.74 acres, sloping tract with large pond;
native trees, very secluded. $195,000

30 acres of pastureland in secluded area; small
pond has natural flow of water; perfect for
home site or small ranch. ALL OFFERS CON-
SIDERED and POSSIBLE OWNER FINANC-
ING! Call Delois today.


CAN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
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REAL ESTATE

Topsy See
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $29,900.
7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. 6" well $156;00t. $98,000 Popash Rd.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
3BR 2B 2005 DW Mobile Home - Very Modern all appliances set on 5.4 acres
all fenced w/pond $130,000
2BR 2B 1498 sq ft home sets on 4 1/2 acres in very quiet setting halfway
between Wauchula and Avon Park. $1w5900. $100,000
App. 58 Acres. Great for development property. High and dry. Reduced to
$10,000 per acre.


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Living Well
By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator


THANKSGIVING
Turkeys, seasoned stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Grandmas, grandpas, aunts,.uncles, cousins and friends come
together - maybe a lot of family or a few. Watching for the Great
Pumpkin in Charlie Brown's patch and lots of football games.
Thanksgiving is a day of food and TV, but will it have anything
to do with giving thanks? Thanksgiving - an expression of grati-
tude to God for benefits we receive - is all too often absent from
this holiday.
Looking back to the first Thanksgiving gives us a better per-
spective of this holiday.
The Pilgrims struggled with meager food, strenuous labor, bit-
ing-cold winds, and almost half of them did not live to see spring.
But God sent Indians to help them plant, hunt and fish. That
autumn they had a bountiful harvest.
The Pilgrims lived close enough to the soil to know how de-
pendent they were on God's providence. They had learned to thank
God in the bitter winter, and in the time of abundant blessings.
In modern America, whai do we have to thank God for?
Everything! For a job, food, health, our families, sun and rain for
the crops, a roof over our heads, and a table to eat at. God provides
them all. How often we forget to gratefully acknowledge His good-
ness to us!
Thanksgiving is the mark of a Christian because it points up
and out while complaining points only back to me and feeds my
pride and dissatisfaction.
Thanksgiving fits the Great Commandment to love God with
all my heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love my neighbor as
myself.
I want people to find thankfulness oozing out of me. I want
thanksgiving to mark my conversation and manner. I want to
abound with it. I want to-overflow with thankfulness.
How about you?


VICTORIOUS VEGETABLES


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
This past summer, Gene Home from Limestone spent his
time raising a garden in Virginia. He is pictured above
with his 2.5-pound potato, 8.5-pound butternut squash
and a three-pound 10-ounce potato as well. Home had
planted 50 pounds of seed potatoes and raised 24
bushels. He owes his success to bringing fertilizer from
Florida Fertilizer in Wauchula up to Virginia to raise his
crops. Home says all his neighbors in Virginia now want
him to bring them Florida fertilizer next summer!


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NOT HEADLINED
The Herald-Advocate has been a mainstay for gathering and
publishing news for many years in Hardee County. When the same
family has been associated with an entity such as this publication
for as many years as it has, there are surely hundreds, if not thou-
sands, of stories associated with the masterful art of gathering its
information.
Buck Kelly was born in Georgia and migrated with his family
to'Miami in the early 1920s. He went to school there, with the
exception of a couple of years in Gainesville. His working career
exposed-him to North Carolina life in Raleigh, then back to Miami
where he worked for three yearsat a newspaper. He tried the pro-
duce business there for a while before moving on to Virginia and
Washington, D.C., obtaining a government job there..
It wasn't long before he met a government worker from
Kansas, and soon Mildred became his wife. But apparently he
missed the newspaper business and he soon moved back to North
Carolina, where he was the editor of a country newspaper.
Shortly thereafter, he acquired a couple of weekly newspapers
and moved to Hardee County. The next week, in the Sept. 5, 1941,
edition of this newly acquired newspaper, Kelly introduces himself
to this new community and tells his readers that "this department
(column) will appear in this newspaper more or less regularly in the
future, with the purpose of entertaining and in some cases inform-
ing readers."
Thus became his own pprtion of his newspaper that many
Hardee Countians will recall as being positioned in that same
familiar space of the weekly edition and headlined in lower case
letters "not headlined - by buck kelly."
That same week after his introduction to this new community,
his column explains to the reader how he was just introduced to
swamp cabbage at the Bowling Green Businessmen's Club. He
described in detail in the two paragraphs that followed how this
Hardee County delicacy was served in two large dishpans and that
the members had scraped the bottom of both bowls to fill their bel-
lies with this strange "thickish soup." He ends his descriptive para-
graphs with the admission that he really wasn't particularly fond of
this choice of Southern food.
On March 26, 1943, Kelly delights his readers with a story
where he talks about lying on Bryant Coker's tilting table at the
funeral home to donate blood for the Business & Professional
Women's Club blood drive, where they had expectations of col-
lecting 30 pints of this precious commodity to be sent to our armed
forces during the war.
He described in detail from the time he entered the funeral par-
lor and signed the card, to the taking of his blood pressure, right on
up to the filling of the jar with his donation of blood and finally
right to the end of being made to lie down on a "davenport" after-
ward. His final statement to his readers explained that the entire
process took less that 45 minutes, and he hoped that his pint of
blood would be sent to North Africa.' This whole story that his
Hardee County devoted readers read filled up six paragraphs of his
column with 586 words!
In January 1947, he describes how he talked Adlai Crews into
cutting off the long tails of his three new fox terriers so they would
have the shortened stubs that they were supposed to have.
On Feb. 22, 1957, Kelly's column paid tribute to H.T. Shultz,
a colorful figure who had come from Tennessee to live in this com-
munity and whose specialty could not compare to any other pro-
fession in Hardee County. Shultz was also known as the Fort Green
"Rattlesnake Man." Everyone who grew up in Hardee County will
remember this somewhat strange-looking fellow and perhaps some
were fortunate enough to peer into his trunk to view the eerie
movement coming from the depths of tiie croker sacks lying on the
floor.
In April of 1963, his "not headlined" column informed his
readers of the huge mastodon skeleton that was discovered by
Mitchell Hope and his Explorer Scout troop. He detailed other
items that the troop had accumulated and shared with his readers
that they were housed in Hope's garage on South Second Avenue


BE A HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Hardee County is a diverse but close-knit community, always
ready to work together whenever there is a genuine deed.
There is no better example of that community spirit than the
display of oneness which followed the destruction of the hurricanes
of 2004. No resident went untouched by Mother Nature's wrath
and, as a result, everyone met, bonded and worked side-by-side
with their neighbors and community leaders, with very few excep-
tions.
It is this spirit of unity that resurfaces during the holiday sea-
, son, as we work to remember those who are less fortunate than we
are.
For many years, Hardee Help Center has worked with one
,especially good-hearted resident, who wishes to stay anonymous as
she prefers to remain a "worker bee" rather than a "queen bee," to'
provide toys for kids who would otherwise wake up Christmas
morning with no presents.
This volunteer networks with different people, organizations
and businesses to fit together toys with needy kids. It isn't easy,
although she makes it look that way.
There are also many others who volunteer their time, money
and expertise to make this project a success. Of course, partnership
with our local businesses is an essential element of this endeavor.
This year, as in the past several years, Hardee Help Center will
join forces with other agencies and groups to distribute toys as
"Hardee County Christmas Toys For Needy Children." There is an
application process, conducted through the Help Center, to ensure
that truly needy children are gifted, and to try to avoid "double-dip-
ping" - those who may try to get toys from several different hol-
iday groups.
You can be a part of this great cause in any of the following
ways: sponsor a child or a family, drop off a new unwrapped gift
to the Help Center, provide a monetary gift so that the "elves".can
purchase toys, or volunteer to help give out toys on distribution
day, Dec. 12.
Applications are currently being taken, and will be accepted
until Dec.4. Because of the country's economic decline, we antici-
pate an even larger turnout than in the past years.
Help Center staff is already very busy with growing day-to-
day responsibilities, and so we will be happy to welcome volun-
teers to assist with this project. If you have an hour or two to
donate, call us at 773-0034. You'll be surprised how good it makes
you feel to help in this way!
Many churches and organizations traditionally sponsor their
own Christmas agenda. As always, we will support and be avail-
able to assist other programs. As with our financial assistance
opportunities, we offer partnership in the form of "clearinghouse"
information, in an effort to ensure that the process is fair for all, and
one per resident, so that many will be blessed.
No matter what program you choose to be a part of, try to get
involved in some way if you are able.
Just as we did in 2004, working together we can help Hardee
County continue to be a wonderful place to live with opportunities
for everyone to help and be helped!


COURTESY PHOTO
This collection of Buck Kelly's columns chronicles daily
life in Hardee County. The Kelly family continues owner-
ship of the weekly newspaper to this day.
and included more than two dozen prehistoric animals, fish, rep-
tiles and shellfish that had been extinct for at least 25,000 years.
Among one of the specimens was one from a prehistoric rat-
tlesnake believed to be three times as large as any modern-day rat-
tler.
In 1980, the weekly column actually talks about "his column,"
and mentions that he receives comments from many Hardee
County citizens and the fact that they tell him it is enjoyable read-
ing. He now informs his readers that he is considering gathering a
selection from his many columns over the years and publishing
them in a book that if nothing else, he could give away as Christ-
mas presents to his relatives.
That book was completed and the excerpts from Buck Kelly's
"not headlined" columns spanning a 40-year period were carefully
chosen by his wife, Mildred.
Buck Kelly's chair has long since been vacant at The Herald-
Advocate building, where he penned nearly 2,000 columns for our
enjoyment. His wit and wisdom will long be remembered by the
many folks in Hardee County who sometimes were the basis for his
humorous stories.
Have you taken the time to sit down and write or record your
remembrances?
All of us have memories that our friends and family could ben-
efit from. Cracker Trail Museum is interested in your history.:
Won't you contact us and share yours with us as Buck Kelly did so
many years ago?


EVENTS APLENTY
An air-potato roundup was scheduled for Paynes Creek State
Historic State Park with Boy Scout Troop 704 participating in that.
Even the chore of gathering the air potatoes is fun when a really
strange-shaped one is found. They can be really small or pretty
big, but one thing is certain, that air potato will make another vine.
The vines are a nuisance that found their way into Florida in
the early 1900s. By 1993, they had been added to the most-invasive
list.
Anyone interested in exchanging a bag of air potatoes for a
free native plant can do so on Jan. 9 at the Bert J. Harris Jr.
Agricultural Center in Sebring from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.
Park Manager Jackson Mosley was pleased to receive a grant
for the eradication of cogon grass from the park. Cogon grass
spreads rapidly and is crowding out local grasses.
Mosley also mentioned the Exotics Work Day at Paynes Creek
Historic State Park on Wednesday. Teams from the district came at
8:30 to participate in the work day. It was open to anyone who
wished to learn about exotics and eradicating them.
Coming up on Dec. 2, an informative talk will be given by
Debra Howell on Florida Friendly Parks. The event is free to the
public, starting at 10 a.m., but if you desire to see more of the park,
return to the front entrance, pay the entry fee and spend a few more
hours enjoying your visit. Maybe even bring a picnic lunch!
Last but definitely not least, the Citizen Support Organization
is planning an event for the Christmas season. Hopefully, it will be
the first annual "Carols in the Park" if the community is respon-
sive.
The date is Dec. 19 from 6 till about 8 p.m.
Individuals and groups will be entertaining with the sounds of
Christmas. The park will reopen the gates at 5:30, with free admis-
sion. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. The visitors' center
will be open for anyone who wishes to see the exhibits or watch the
park movie also.

S A pound of pluck is worth a
Stone of luck.
I VrTT I -James A. Garfield


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Q: Are drinks made with
match green tea added as
super-healthy as they sound?
A: Matcha is simply ground
green tea leaves. As traditional-
ly prepared in Japan, a small
amount of these ground leaves
were whisked with plain hot
water to produce tea. Both in
Japan and the United States, it
is now a common ingredient in
sweets (where it adds a green
color to ice cream, pudding and
candy) and sweetened milk
drinks such as lattes, smoothies
and milkshakes.
Matcha is an expensive form
of tea, although price and quali-
ty vary with where it was
grown, timing and method of
harvest, and the measures taken
to keep the leaves from oxidiz-
ing. Research is limited on how
its health benefits compare to
regular green tea.
One study from the Univer-
sity of Colorado found that
match tea contained much,
much higher antioxidants than
green tea. However this com-
parison involved high quality
match and relatively low qual-
ity green tea. USDA data on
green tea suggests that its con-
tent may not be much different
from that of match.
While smoothies and lattes
are a popular way to get green
tea antioxidants, most of these
drinks contain enough added
sugar that they are far from
low-calorie. For example, com-
pared to 100 calories in the
same size coffee latt6, a 12-
ounce match green tea latte
made with skim milk from one
popular national coffee bar
chain contains 210 calories and
includes over six teaspoons of
added sugar.

Q: How do crab and clams'
rate as healthy seafood choic-
es?
A: As with most seafood,
the healthfulness of crab and
clams depends on how you pre-
pare them.
Neither ranks among the high
sources of heart-healthy omega-
3 fat. But nonetheless, with
about 85 calories in a three-
ounce cooked portion of crab,
or 125 calories in cooked clams,
each providing less than two
grams of fat and 0.2 grams of
saturated fat, both are lean,
healthy choices.
However, that picture
changes drastically with high-


fat cooking methods. Clam
strips that are breaded and fried
contain about 330 calories and
20 grams of fat in that three-
ounce portion (just a half-cup).
Crab cakes' content varies
widely with the recipe; but may
contain. 150 to 300 calories,
which goes higher if you top it
with a fat-based sauce. One
bowl of clam or crab cream-
based bisque or chowder may
contain from 320 to 500 calo-
ries and 15 to 40-plus grams of
fat.
So enjoy both of these deli-
cious seafood choices, but
remember the impact in your
choice of preparation.
Q: Are all types of grape-
fruit juice equally effective at
promoting weight loss?
A: Actually, statements that
grapefruit or grapefruit juice
can somehow burn body fat are
not true.
Even the one study widely
circulating on the Internet, in
which people consuming grape-
fruit or grapefruit juice before
each meal lost more weight
than people who ate no grape-
fruit, does not prove that the
grapefruit was responsible.
A wide variety of ways to
"fill up" before meals in order
to reduce consumption of other,
higher calorie foods have been
successful in the short-run, but
this does not necessarily make
them the key to a long-term
healthy weight, at least not
alone.
Grapefruit juice, like grape-
fruit, is an excellent source of
vitamin C and antioxidants. So
choose whatever type of grape-
fruit juice you like, and if drink-
ing it before a meal helps you
' get used to smaller portions of
food at your meals, that's great.
But keep in mind that-it's not a
fat-burner to be consumed in
endless amounts. The 96 calo-
ries percup will add up if you
overdo.
And, of course, make sure
you are working on ways you
can continue long-term to keep
calorie consumption in balance
with what you burn up in activ-
ity.

SA stout heart breaks bad luk.
-Miguel de Cervantes
I believe In luck. How else can
you explain"~lti success of
those you dislike?
-Jean Cocteau


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SEALED BIDS
The School Board of Hardee County will accept sealed
bids for the purpose of selling used school vehicles.
Vehicles may be inspected and/or vehicle descriptions
may be obtained by contacting the Hardee County
Schools Transportation Office at (863) 773-4754, 1277
West Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873. NOTE:
OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON NOV. 23-27, 2009.
Bids will be received up to and including Monday,
December 7, 2009, at 11:00 A.M. and shall be opened and
read aloud at the office of the Superintendent of Schools.
Bid forms may be obtained and vehicles and surplus
items may be inspected by contacting the Hardee County
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West Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Bid forms
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NOTICE
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following
public meeting to which all interested persons are invited:
Suwannee River Water Management District board discussion regarding establishment
of water resource caution areas in north Florida. One or more SWFWMD'Governing
Board members may attend.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, December 9, 2009; 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa Service Office, 7601 US Hwy 301 North, Tampa FL 33637
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Steven Minnis, SRWMD,
sam@srwmd.org, 1(800)226-1066 or (386)362-1001
For more information, you may contact: Lou.kavouras@watermatters.org, 1(800)423-
1476 or (352)796-7211, x4606 (Ad Order# EXE0003)
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring
special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the
agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: SWFWMD Human
Resources Director at 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604; 1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211, x4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to
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