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The


110th Year, No. 9
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
A le J


13 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A routine traffic stop near
Bowling Green ultimately
drove investigators to roughly
13 pounds of cocaine valued at
about $150,000.
Arrested and charged with
trafficking in cocaine was
Hector Bravo, 38, of 5003
Central Ave., Bowling Green.
He was booked into the Hardee
County Jail on that first-degree



Crash


Claims


Man

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Zolfo Springs man lost his
life in a crash Tuesday after-
noon.
According to Wauchula Po-
lice Ofc. Robert Spencer, the
accident happened at the inter-
section of Stenstrom Road and
U.S. 17 South and ended up in
the Hardee County Centre park-
ing lot.
Gabriel "Gabe" Chapa, 44, of
1803 Peace River Woods, Zolfo
Springs, was the passenger in a
2000 Chrysler van which pulled
from Stenstrom Road into the
path of a southbound vehicle.
He was ejected from the van
and died before Fire-Rescue
could get him to the hospital,
the police report said.
Driving south in a 2008 Ford
on U.S. 17 was Tina Frazier
Lambert, 45, of 4220 Hirst
Road, Zolfo Springs, who was
unable to stop and hit broadside
on the van. Lambert was trans-
ported to Florida Hospital
Wauchula for treatment
Also injured in the van were
the driver, Angela Chapa, 30,
Gloria Mendiola, 15, and Daisy
Mendiola, 12, all of 1803 Peace
River Woods, Zolfo Springs.
Daisy Mendiola was extricated
from the vehicle and airlifted to
another hospital, while Angela
Chapa and Gloria Mendiola
were treated at Florida Hospital
Wauchula, said Ofc. Spencer's
report.
The van received about
$3,000 damages, while the Ford
sustained about $7,000 damage.
Angela Chapa was charged
with violation of the right of
way.
'Gabriel Chapa becomes the
first fatality of 2010 on Hardee
County roads.


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felony charge and a second
charge, of possession of drug
paraphernalia, a first-degree
misdemeanor, on Monday
night.
Bravo remained in custody
without bond as of Wednesday
morning.
Maj. Randy Dey of the
Hardee County Sheriffs Office,
a spokesman for the inter-
agency Drug Task Force, said
the significant find began sim-
ply enough, with a traffic stop
initiated by the Polk County


Sheriffs Office on County Line
Road near the city of Bowling
Green.
That stop, he said, occurred at
4:11 p.m. on Monday.
Dey said Bravo gave a Polk
deputy verbal consent to search
his vehicle, a Dodge duallyy"
pickup truck. That search
allegedly revealed a huge cache
of cocaine, eight packages of it,
found inside a plastic barrel sit-
ting in the bed of the truck.
The cocaine, Dey described,
was packaged in vacuum-sealed


plastic bags. The total weight of
the illicit narcotic came in at
about 5,000 grams, he said,
which amounts to five kilos or
about 11 pounds.
"At that point, he also gave
consent for a search of his resi-
dence," Dey said. That is when
the Polk County Sheriffs Office
contacted the Hardee County
Sheriffs Office, asking for its
assistance in the search inside
Hardee jurisdiction.
Dey said members of the
local Drug Task Force, which is


comprised of detectives with
the Hardee County Sheriffs
Office and the Wauchula Police
Department, accompanied Polk
deputies to Bravo's house on
Central Avenue in the city of .p
Bowling Green.
Dey alleged an additional bag
of cocaine was found, this time
weighing about 800 grams, or
just under one kilo. It was dis-
covered in a shed in the back
yard of the home, he alleged.
Bravo was arrested and taken
to the Hardee County Jail. The
See 13 POUNDS 2A Bravo



Treasure Hunters



Find Gem In River


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Arrowheads, sharks' teeth,
rare quartz!
Like. Jeopardy, that's the
answer... to the question, what
can be found in the Peace
River?
Zolfo Springs visitors and
treasure hunters Bill Gossett
and Remona Milant were mak-
ing their way down the Peace
River one day last fall, looking
for anything unusual and hit the
jackpot.
Apparently unearthed after


years of burial beneath the river
bottom, the couple found a
large quartz with an unusual
topaz color.
Quartz, silicon dioxide, nor-
mally comes in masses or crys-
tals of amethyst or citrine,
which can be cleaned and used
for gems.
This unusual piece, large
enough to hold in one's hand,
has one end entirely of topaz
crystals, which sparkle in red
light,
Gossett, who looks for things
See TREASURE 3A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Nestled In Remona Mllam's hand, this unusual topaz-
capped quartz was found In the Peace River.



Man Gets Prison


In Stabbing Case


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 45-year-old man who
stabbed another man during
what began as a fistfight will
now spend the next two years in
state prison.
Jessie Martinez, of 309 W.
Jones St., Bowling Green, orig-
inally was charged with
attempted murder and aggravat-
ed battery with a deadly
weapon in,the Sept. 26, 2009,
incident.
But in a plea hearing in
Hardee Circuit Court, the pros-
ecution agreed to drop the


Martinez


attempted murder count in'
exchange for Martinez' plea to
the aggravated battery charge.
Circuit Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle imposed the prison term
and assessed $520 in fines and
court costs, $350 in public
defender fees and $100 to reim-
burse the cost of prosecution.
Bowling Green Police Chief
John Scheel said Martinez was
charged with stabbing Louis
Anthony Butler, 36, of Fort
Meade, sometime around I a.m.
that Saturday. Butler was
"bleeding profusely" when
police arrived on the scene, and
had to be transported by med-
ical helicopter, to Lakeland
Regional Medical Center.
He said Ofc. Ryan Abbott
was dispatched to the Jones
Street address, and found a
woman screaming, "Hurry!
They're killing' each other!" as
he drove up. Abbott reported
seeing a shirtless man clutching
a pole foi support and bleeding
From a stab wound to his back
and several "slice marks" to his
chest.
Another man, the chief said,
._w.as usingthe T-shirt Butler had
See PRISON 2A


By LAUREN MOORE
For The Herald-Advocate
Who knew that helping raise
money for a good cause could
be so much fun?
SThis Saturday, the "Tag-
alongs" will be hosting the sev-
enth annual "Bingo!" night as a
fundraiser for the American
Cancer Society's upcoming
Relay for Life event.
Anyone 18 or older is invited
to this night of fun. There will
be hot dogs, pulled pork plat-
ters, and homemade desserts


made by the Tax Collector's'
Office staff.
There will be door prizes,
given away that have been
donated by Mosaic, Nicholas'
Family Restaurant, Pizza Hut,
Hess, Java Caf6, and Hill's:
Auto World. There will also be
a "50/50" drawing, where atten-
dees can purchase a ticket for
$1 or a "yardstick" of tickets for
$10. The winner will receive
half of the earnings. The rest of.
Sthe money will go toward the
benefit.


Doors to the event, held this
year at the Moose Lodge, will
open at 4:30 p.m. The Early
Bird run of bingo will begin at 6
p.m., and the regular games
start at 6:30.
A single pack of three cards
will be sold for $7. Double
packs, six cards, are $14. For
the Early Bird two-session
games, it is $2.50 per book
which includes 10 games. The
"Winner Takes Half' game,
which is sold separately, has
See BINGO 3A


RIDING HIGH


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A New Zealand rider shows his stuff, but lost the race to a local driver. It was all part of
the international motor sports weekend at 600-acre Forest Glen, a motorcycle center
just over the Manatee/Hardee County Line. There were many from Hardee among the
500 or more bikers practicing on Saturday and competing on Sunday.




It's Time For Bingo!


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Nutrition Notes


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Q: Can I assume the nutri-
tion information in blogs:
posted on Web sites of .rep-
utable companies and organi-
zations is as accurate as the:
information elsewhere on'
:their sites?
A: Not necessarily. Blogs!
Have become popular ways ofl
sharing ideas with a wide com-'
Smunity of people. Blogs posted
on some Web sites may be
,screened or hosted by a nutri-
:tion expert who adds comments
Sto clarify that someone's post-
ing is not supported by well-
controlled research. Other blogs
include comments that have not
been screened or evaluated in
any way.
Although you may feel com-
fortable trying a recipe or con-
sidering a new way of tackling
a barrier to healthy eating that
you see in one of these blogs,
it's not wise to make significant
changes, like avoiding certain
foods or choosing a supplement
based on this advice. Even
when the blogger is sharing
information conveyed to them
by a health professional, advice
appropriate to the blogger is not
necessarily appropriate for oth-
ers, and sometimes someone is
repeating a misunderstanding of
what they were told (kind of
like the game called "tele-
phone").
The Internet can be a great
source of nutrition information,
but make sure that both the Web


I agree with President Barack Obama who wants to discontin-
ue the George W. Bush tax cuts for oil companies, investment fund
managers and those making over $250,000 a year.
He has proposed a new federal budget of $3.8 trillion.
Unfortunately spending is expected to be $1.27 trillion above rev- cocaine whi
enues which will add to American's long-term debt of about $12 carried to
trillion. Annual interest on the national debt is $251 billion, reports Sheriffs Off
the Associated Press in the Feb. 2 Lakeland Ledger. entered into
Revenues for the national budget come from individual said.
income taxes, Social Security and other payroll taxes, corporate Dey addec
income taxes, excise taxes, custom duties, and estate and gift taxes. were found i
Major expenses include defense, Social Security, Medicare, an undisclosed
Medicaid, education, agriculture and Homeland Security. was found at
With the nation's unemployment rate at 10 percent, America is A kilo of cc
trying to recover from a major recession during the last couple of generally wc
years. A main focus is on the creation of jobs. The government on the street.
needs to increase efforts to reduce Medicare and Medicaid fraud, sold by ounce
cut wasteful spending, promote industry and agriculture, reduce
high medical costs, and reduce our deendence pn 'foreign oil.

.Thereare.SADDand SWATprams at Hrdee High School.
SADD is Students Against Destructive Decisions, such as
drinking, drugs and tobacco. There are other habits and behaviors
that can be destructive to students. been wearing
SWAT is Students Working Against Tobdcco. Tobacco use can to the back w
cause a lot of health problems and is also expensive, in an attempt
Hardee County has the third highest teen pregnancy rate ing.
among Florida's 67 counties. In the past Hardee has ranked as No. Hardee Cc
1 or No. 2. arrived, Sche
Focus on the Family is sponsoring a 30-second TV ad in lized Butler f
Sunday's NFL Super Bowl featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Meanwhile
Pam on celebrating life and family. During a problem pregnancy bystanders ii
she was advised by a doctor to have an abortion but instead she had stabbed
gave birth to Tim, a very nice and talented person who is a pretty them began
good football player and role model. ing to Martin


Here's hoping Tiger Woods has a successful rehabilitation
from his addiction and can have a happy life and win some more
golf tournaments.

Dr. Barbara Carlton has written a historical, book on genera-
tions of the Carlton family and will have book signing on Feb. 11
and Feb. 19 at Cats On Main and Java Cafe respectively. There is
a big article on her book on Page 9B that includes a book review
by Wauchula native Tom McEwen, a Tampa resident and one Of
America's greatest sports writers. He is a good friend of Dr.
Carlton. Her book was reviewed last week in The Herald-Advocate
by Wauchula author Spessard Stode.

Wauchula Realtor Gary DelaTorre is the only Hardee member
of the 15-member Heartland Board of Realtors who represents
Highlands and Hardee counties. He will become president of the
board in 2012 and helped get the new $5 million South Florida
Community College facility between Wauchula and Bowling
-Green on U.S. 17.
DelaTorre feels the Heartland board was unfairly listed in a
recent advertisement about the proposed regional landfill in south-
eastern Hardee County that was turned down by a 3-2 County
Commission vote.
The board did not take a stand for or against the proposed
landfill, believing it was a Hardee County issue that should be
decided by the County Commission and Hardee Planning and
Zoning Board.

This winter I am growing three 50-foot rows of strawberries,
with good advice and help from Kyle Braxton. The recent cold
.weather killed some blooms but the plants survived and have pro-
duced some berries for the family-but not a bumper crop. We're
;also growing some onions, peas, collards, mustard greens, and
turnips. A young Key lime tree got hit hard but the trunk is alive.
Probably the same fate for a couple of mango trees. Guava bushes
were killed to the ground.
I am planning to add a few trees that will not be killed by
Sfreezes-pecan, peach and apple trees. There are some new peach
varieties that have been developed by the University of Florida that
need fewer chill hours than the regular varieties grown in Georgia,
South Carolina and other southern states.


As Abbott
tinez, he tu
placed his ha
a nearby car,
He was han
into custody)
incident.
Witnesses 1
men had be


site and the source of individual
information are trustworthy. If
what Xou see seems question-
able, ch6ck it with another
authoritative Web site or a reg-
istered dietitian with expertise
in that area.
Q: Can diet affect cancer
risk by changing body pH?
A: The term pH is a measure
of acidity or alkalinity. A num-
ber of books and supplement
advertisements suggest that a
"body pH" that is too high or
too low can be responsible for
cancer, diabetes, lack of energy
and overweight. Following the
recommended diet or taking the
supplement being advertised
supposedly can keep your pH
right.
However, no solid research
supports such claims. There is
no single measure of "body
pH," because our blood, mouth,
urine and stomach all differ in
acidity somewhat. Food choices,
may affect the pH of the urine,
though research is not consis-
tent even on that. Although it's
true that our body needs to
maintain its pH within a rela-
tively narrow range, we have
many intricate body systems to
take care of it without any effort
on our part.
Unless someone has kidney
disease that prevents their sys-
tem of acid-base regulation
from working, you can forget
about body pH. Instead, con-
centrate on the food choices


13 POUNDS
Continued From 1A


ch was seized was
the Polk County
Twice, where it was
evidence, the major

d that no weapons
n the searches, but
ed amount of cash
the residence.
cocaine, Dey said, is
north about $25,000
"But, divided and
ces or grams, it is



Dn i


worth a whole lot more," the
major noted. Placing a value of
this large stash is difficult, but
could be put at $150,000 or so.
"The Hardee County Sheriffs
Office is assisting the Polk
County Sheriffs Office, as this
originated as a Polk County
case," Dey said.
Dey noted the investigation
continues and remains highly
active.



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Continued From 1A


Sto apply pressure
'ound the worst -
Sto stop the bleed-

ounty Fire-Rescue
eel said, and stabi-
or transport.
., Abbott asked the
F they knew who
Butler. Several of
yelling and point-
ez, the chief said.
approached Mar-
rned around and
.nds on the roof of
Scheel described.
cuffed and taken
Without further

told police the two
een fighting, and


attempts to break them up had
failed. Then, they said,
Martinez produced a knife and
began swinging it back and
forth. When the two combatants
fell to the ground, Martinez
stabbed Butler "straight on, into
the back," they said.
Martinez later admitted to the&
stabbing, but claimed it was in
self-defense, Scheel relayed.
In Martinez' version of the
events, Butler punched him and
would not stop. Martinez said
he had no other choice. "I had
to cut him," he told police.
Witness statements said oth-
erwise, however, Scheel said,
and Martinez was charged with
attempted murder and aggravat-
, ed battery.


Regular unleaded gasolineprices have jumped around in recent
weeks in Wauchula, going from $1.63 a gallon to $1.75 a gallon
and now back down to $1.67 a gallon. The price is tied to the world
price on a 55-gallon barrel of oil which is subject to severe market
speculation, world events, greed and politics. One would think the
price of gasoline would be simply based on consumption and
Demand.


"Patty Mae" and Friends.
I have had three sons-Michael, Jeremy and Jonathan-that
became daughters for three hours, as entrants in the Miss Project
Graduation, a fundraiser in which boys dress as girls. The latest


---- event was Saturday night at the Hardee Agri-Civic Center, and it
Charlie Potter's Annual One Hillacious 10-K run and fitness appeared everyone had a jolly time.
walk will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Hardee Recreation I have read that men are powered by testosterone and women
Complex on Altman Road in Wauchula. Proceeds will go to the by estrogen, but that all men have a little bit of estrogen and women
American Cancer Society. Potter is a cancer survivor. have a little bit of testosterone; therefore, men have a tiny feminine
side and women a small masculine side. That may or may not be
The Hardee Livestock Market has a cattle sale by auction true.


every Monday noon. Janice Wheeler has announced a new cash At any rate Jonathan, 17, a long-time football player like
contest. Once a month $500 will be given by a drawing to a seller, brothers Michael and Jeremy, became Patty Mae Fanny, wore a
A seller gets one entry for every 10 head that are sold. shimmering green dress, high heels and white purse and finished in
second place behind winner Jakarius Lindsey, a brunette bomb-
Congratulations to Sweden's tennis star Roger Federer who shell.
last week won his 16th Major pro.tennis title-the Australian A'couple of candidates said, they would like to date Tiger.
Open. He holds the record. Woods, Steve Rewis or John Sharp. It was all in fun, and the boys
In pro golf, Jack Nicklaus has had the record of 18 Major' can go back to exhibiting male behavior stemming from their
titles, with troubled Tiger Woods in second place with 14. makeup of "snips and snails and puppy dog tails" instead of "sugar
Sand spice and all things nice."


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n.ecessarily ;ho n
:that significantly lower cancer necessarily have to run short on
risk, such as eating plenty of' any nutrients if it's built around t
vegetables and fruits that help;, plenty of vegetables and fruit,'
with weight control and offer': plus beans and nuts; un-i
many protective nutrients, phy-:, processed poultry, seafood and
tochemicals and fiber. lean meat; and gluten-free
Q: When recommendations r whole grains like brown rice,
about exercise refer to METs, corn and quinoa.
what does that mean? Many of the special gluten- :;
A: METs (also known as 'free grain products are made of
metabolic equivalents) measure! refined grains like wheat, corn
the intensity of any kind of and potato starch that are low in
physical activity. fiber and lacking the nutrients
Moderate activity, such as and phytochemicals found in,
walking at three or four miles whole grains. These products
per hour, water aerobics or gen- are often unfortified, too, which
eral gardening, is defined as 3.0 means that if you're not eating
to 5.9 METs by the 2008 well, they can't make up for a
Physical Activity Guidelines for lack of the nutrients and vita-
Americans. mins in your diet, such as folate
Vigorous activity, such as and iron.
race-walking or jogging at least Studies show that a gluten-
five miles per hour or heavy free diet can be high-fat, low-
gardening in which you feel fiber, and low in several. nutri-
your heart rate increase, is ents, but a registered dietitian
defined as 6.0 or greater METs. can show you how gluten-free
These guidelines say adults food choices can work together
should accumulate at least two- to meet nutritional needs.
and-a-half-hours of moderate'
activity each week; similar ben- Q ie
efits can also come from 75 W t me f
exercise most helpful?
minutes a week of vigorous e A: Time of day is not their
activity.
activity.For some people, most important influence on the
For some people, activity benefits of exercise. The best
defined on these scales as mod- time for activity is when you'll
erate may be so difficult that it do it.
is really vigorous activity, or Overall, whether for weight
may even be physically impos-: control or disease prevention
sible. For them, basing their benefits, time of day does not
activity goals on other scales of seem to make much difference :
intensityseem to make much difference.
intensity is recommended. Many people find that getting ip
Their physician or a certified Many people find that getting i
fitness professional can teach at least some physical activity
them to judge intensity based at the beginning of the day
on their heart rate. makes it less likely to getI
n he feral guidelines note pushed aside by other items oni
The federal guidelines note the "to do" list. Even if :they
that people can also judge
intensity simpeopl e an also judge don't initially love getting up a
little earlier to make sure there's i
to them. Moderate activity feels time, they often end Up decidingI
like 5 or 6 on a scale of 0 (sit- timetheyoftenendupdecding
i to 10 (hest effot 0 it starts the day on a great note.
ting) to 10 (highest effort possi- However, if your mornings;
ble); vigorous activity feels like hecticthat you end up
7 to 8 on that scale. Inactive, are so hectic that you end up
unfit adults should not do rela- plan try to a titm yof
planned, try to find a time of;
tively vigorous activity when day that you can more success-
they first start to become active, fully o n oe e-
People without diagnosed dia- S dfule sugge tohat
betes, heart conditions or arthri- strength' training e.g ith
tis and without dizziness, chest strength' training e.g., wit
pain or joint pain do not need to ban) is mo effetive through
conl bands) is most effective through
consult a doctor to begin the afternoon and early
increasing activity. Others the afternoon and early
should see their doctor so they evening, and greater flexibility
should see their doctor so they then decreases chance of injury.
can get cleared for the right As for other influences, people;
activity for them. Appropriate with diabetes need to talk to'
activity offers too many bene- their physician or diabetes edu-
fits and feels too good to cator about what timing in rela-
pass up. tion to meals is best for them.
eQ: Do. stevia sweeteners People training for races orj
offer any special advantage i other atleti events may most
beyond being natural? o succa ly ;train at thesame
A: Stevia, now approved by tim o dy the event occurs.
the FDA for use as a sweetener,tim of day the event occurs.I
is currently available in several your activity is early mo
brands. Since it's 200 to 300: considarW aIeaga't lt6t1'
times sweeter than sugar, it is place during winter m thsif
essentially calorie-free in the morce darn ess is sonetys
amounts used morning darkness is asa
Keep in mind that "natural"
on food labels has no legal def-
inition.
No research identifies any
clinical advantage over other ABOUT ...
zero-calorie sweeteners. Like School News
the others, it does not raise
blood sugar and it seems that it The Herald-Advocate- en-'
does not promote dental cavi- courage submissions from
ties. Substituting sweeteners Hardee County schools.
like this for a single teaspoon of Photos and write-ups
sugar only saves 16 calories, should be of recent events,
but in foods or drinks with larg- and mustes fornclude first and
er amounts of sugar, stevia and last names for bodentify pho-
other zero-calorie sweeteners and teachers. Identify pho-
other zer-can make a significant calorie tos front to back, left to right.
can make a significant calorie Deadline for submissions
difference over time. is 5 p.m. on Thursdav.


Q: Does a gluten-free diet
make me more likely to get
inadequate amounts of any
nutrients?
A: A gluten-free diet doesn't


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February 4,2010, The Herald-Advocate 3A


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 46-year-old Bowling Green
man who admitted he "needed
help" has been sentenced to
probation for molesting his 14-
year-old stepdaughter.
The man,, whose name is
being withheld by The Herald-
Advocate to protect the identity
of the child, had been arrested
in 2008 and charged with two
second-degree felony counts of
lewd and lascivious behavior on
a child under 16.
But in a recent plea hearing in
Hardee Circuit Court, an agree-
ment was reached between
Assistant State Attorney Gene
Malpas and defense lawyer
Jimmy Sipareano to spare the
teen the trauma of testifying in
open court.
In the negotiated plea, the -
man pleaded to a single cotnt
of the third-degree- felony
charge of aggravated child
abuse. All other charges were


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut,
Cinnamon Toast, Juice-MiliW
Lunch: Sausage Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Baked Beans, Cherry
Juice Bar, Condiments) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun or Hot Dogs, Green Beans
(Salad Tray, Pears, Yellow Cake,
Ice Cream, Condiments) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Ultimate
Breakfast Round, Cinnamon
Toast, Orange Juic, Milk
Lunch: Fish Square
w/Combread or Rib-B-Que on
Bun, Cheese Grits (Salad Tray,
Blueberries) and Milk
": THURSDAY ..- -
;W Breakfast: Cereal, iPnoakes,
Sausage Patty, Orange Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey w/Roll
or Corndog, Mashed Potatoes,
(Salad Tray, Garden Peas,
Pears, Condiments) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Gereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast,
Blueberries, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted
Ham & Cheese (Salad Tray,
Pinto Beans, Apple Sauce,
Condiments) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Super
Donuts, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Pepperoni Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Baked Beans, Juice
Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Cinnamon
Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun, Hot'Dogs or Cheese Pizza
(Lettuce & Tomato, Green
Beans, Ice Cream Cups,Yellow
Cake w/Choc Icing) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
R pounds' Cinnamon Toast,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Fish Sandwich, Rib-
-B-Que on Bun or Pepperoni




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dropped.
He was sentenced to five
years of supervised probation.
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle
also ordered the man to refrain
from any contact with his vic-
tim. Other restrictions will also
apply.
The judge then assessed $520
in fines and court costs and
$100 for the cost of prosecu-
tion.
According to Bowling Green
Police Chief John Scheel, the
allegations first came to light in
August of 2008 when the 14-
year-old told her aunt about the
activity with her stepfather.
Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer met
with the child and her mother,
and was told two separate inci-
dent had taken place inside'
their home when the mother
was not present.
The girl said that as she was
talking with a friend on the
phone one night, her stepfather
called her into hjs-bedroom. He


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Condiments) and Milk" :

S THURSDAY \
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Pncakes, Sausage
Patty, JuicE, Milk
Lunch: C6rndog, Cheese
Pizza or Baked Turkey & Gravy
w/Roll (Salad Bar, Tossed'
Salad, Garden Peas, Mashed
Potatoes, Peaches, Salad Bar,
Condiments) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast,
Blueberries, Milk
Lunch: Tacos, Pepperoni
Pizza or Toasted Ham & Cheese
(Pinto Beans, Lettuce &
Tomato, Applesauce,
Condiments) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Super
SDonut, -Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Carrots, Cucumber &
Tomatoes, Tossed Salad, Pinto
Bean & Ham) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on
Bun (Fresh Potaotes, Broccoli,
Tossed Salad, -Macaroni Salad,
Yellow Cake, Ice Cream) and'
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Bar, Cinnamon Toast, Pears,
Milk
Lunch: Battered Fried Fish
(Cheese Grits, Garden Peas,
Cornbread, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Cocktail) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Pancakes, Sausage
Patty, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey,
Chicken Gravy (Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Rolls) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast,'
Blueberries, Milk
Lunch: Tacos (Whole Kernel
Corn, Pinto Beans, Mexican
Rice, Tossed Salad,
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was lying on the bed in a robe,
she said, and grabbed her hand
and placed it on. his sexual
organ.
'She became frightened and
left the room, she told
Ehrenkaufer.
The girl also said that prior to
that evening, her stepfather had
touched her chest as she sat on
the floor in front of the sofa,
where he sat. Again, she was
scared and got up and left the
room.
Scheel said Ehrenkaufer
interviewed the stepfather, who
at first denied the accusations.
The following day, however, he
came to the police station and
said he-wanthd to6ell the truth.
There, the chief said, he
admitted to asking the girl to
touch him. However, he still
denied ever touching the girl.
He told the officer who met
him at the police station that
day that he "needed help."




TREAS
Continued
like the-meterorities after the
meteorite shower in Kansas
recently; met with Hardee High
outdo6 i. cl'assroom/ecology
teacher Kayton Nedza, who is
often on thefriver.
'Nedza became interested and
began, finding out more about
the "strange rock found in the
Peace River."
He contacted Tampa geolo-
gist Sam Upchurch, who gave
his opinion that it was indeed
quartz. "From the color and
inclusions, I think it is a piece
of heat-treated amethyst, proba-
;bly from Brazil or Uruguay.
/They heat the quartz to turn it
that amber color and sell as cit-
rine (the yellow form of quartz).
It is definitely not from Florida.
The purple color of amethyst is
caused by the included iron
(goethite-an iron oxyhydrox-
ide). In heating the quartz, the
iron further oxidizes and creates
the dark blotches."
And so the mystery remains.
How did it get in the Peace
River. "I don't know that. We
were running a metal detector
and just happened upon it," said
Gossett, who intends to take it'



BINGO
Continued From 1A
sheets at $1 each, as well as for
the "Winner Takes All" game.
Although in past years the
event has been held at the Elks
Lodge on West Main Street in
downtown Wauchula, this year,
due to the Elks' closing, bingo
night will be at, the'Wauchula
Moose Lodge No. 1487. The
lodge is located at 117 King
Road, which is off East Main
Street just past the Peace River
bridges.
"If it wasn't for the big help
from Bonnie and Jessie James,
who are both with the Moose
Lodge, having our seventh year
of bingo wouldn't even be a
possibility," said event coordi-
nator Marianne Pakovich.
This is a very important
fundraiser for the Tagalongs
from the Tax Collector's Office,
as it traditionally brings in a lot
of money for the battle against
cancer.
"For the past two years, we
have made about $10,000 year-
ly for the cause," Pakovich said.
'This year we hope to make just
as much, or hopefully more."
If you don't have a chance to
, make it to this event, you can
stop by the Tax Collector's
Office off U.S. 17 at Oak Street
and purchase tickets for a tele-
vision that was donated by
Vandolah Power Co. Tickets are
$1 each, or $10 for a "yard-
stick" of tickets. Sales for this
will go on up until the day of
Relay for Life in April.


v


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green City
SCommission on Jan. 12 heard
that Mr. and Mrs. Dennis
Albritton were wanting to buy
the old Bowling Green Inn and
turn the building into a restau-
rant and bed and breakfast facil-
ity. The building is owned by
Elmer White.
Johnny Parker of Caring
People Ministries has also
expressed interest in the build-
ing if the state would issue a
license there for a rehabilitation
center for women.
The commission gave per-
mission for Habitat for
Humanity to build two new
homes near Freeman Avenue
but would not waiye water and
sewer hookup fees of $3,386'
per hpme. There are already
twoRHFH homes in the area plus
'a HFH office/homeTor college
students who could do volun-



URE /
From 1A
for further study on the hard-
ness and dating of it.
"They heat amethyst to 600
degrees to change the, purple to
topaz to cut jewels. This one's
not perfect. There's freckles, a
crack," he added, notihg 'also
that he had recorded the find.
A retiree who has taken up
amateur treasure hunting,
Gossett will look along the
Peace River again, but doesn't
expect to find another such
specimen.
"It's not from the area. It had
to have been brought here at
some time, even a century ago.
I just enjoy collecting and sell-
ing such things," he concluded.


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Mayor Perry Knight said the
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building lot at Mitchell and
Myrick to HFH.
The commission agreed for
Travis Revell to pour a small
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layers of blocks underneath his
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The commission approved a
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times and the owner does not
live there but gets homestead
exemption.
At the Dec. 8 meeting the city
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COZETTTE HALL
Cozette Hall, 62, of
Wauchula, died, Saturday, Jan.
23, 2010, at her home.
Born on July 17, 1947, in
Okeechobee, she came to
Hardee County in 1970 from
Okeechobee. She was a home-
maker and was a member of
Gospel Tabernacle.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 41 years, Billy Hall;
son Billy Joseph Hall of Ona;
daughter Wendy Jerline
Richardson of Wauchula; and
five grandchildren.
Memorial services were held
on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m.
at the Gospel Tabernacle.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


LINDA DEARBORN
Linda Dearborn, 56, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
Jan. 28, 2010, in Sarasota.
Born on May 20, 1953, in.
Kenton, Ky., she was a resident
of Wauchula for 30 years. She
was Protestant.
Survivors include her father
Cecil Dearborn of Ormond
Beach; mother Shirley Thomp-
son of Ormond Beach; and
brother Dennis Dearborn.
Memorial services will be
held at a later date.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



EVELYN D. SUMMERS
Evelyn D. Summers, 84, of
Fort Meade, died on Thursday,
Jan 28, 2010 at Bartow.
Born in Fort Meade on
April 7, 1925, she was a lunch-
room worker in the Polk
County School system for 27
years. She attended Oak Park
Baptist Church in Fort Meade.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Leonard J. Sum-
mers.
She is survived by a daughter.
Angela Fateley and husband
Vincent of Fort Meade; two
sons Michael Summers and
wife Shirley of Fort Meade and
Terry Summers and wife Jackie
of Fort Meade; seven grandchil-
dren, Louann Browning of
Brandon, Laura Williamson of
Lake Alfred, Ryan Summers of
Lakeland, Michelle Baker of
Fort Meade, Chad Summers of
Bonifay, Wendy Fateley of
Sanford and Craig Fateley of
Fort Meade; and 11 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday from
2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Monday at 11
a.m. at Oak Park Baptist
Church in Fort Meade with the
Rev. Christopher L. Custead
officiating. Interment followed
at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort
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COZETTTE HALL
Cozette Hall, 62, of
Wauchula, died, Saturday,
Jan. 23, 2010, at her home.
Born on July 17, 1947, in
Okeechobee, she came to
Hardee County in 1970 from
Okeechobee. She was a
homemaker and was a mem-
ber of Gospel Tabernacle.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 41 years, Billy Hall;
son Billy Joseph Hall of Ona;
daughter Wendy Jerline
Richardson of Wauchula; and
five grandchildren.
Memorial services were
held on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 2
p.m. at the Gospel Tabernacle.


BEULAH MAE JOHNSTON
Beulah Mae Johnston, 94, of
Lakeland, died on Friday, Jan.
29, 2010 in Winter Haven.
Born in Arcadia, on Feb. 24,
1915, she moved to Lakeland
from Arcadia in 2004. She was
owner/operator of Standard Dry
Cleaning in Arcadia and a
member of Pine Methodist
Church of Arcadia.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Roy Johnston.
She is survived by sisters
Thelma Harley of Lakeland and
Helena Kimberlin of Atlanta,
Ga.; three nieces and five
nephews.
Graveside services were held
on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Oak
Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia
with the Rev. Bill Ivey officiat-
ing.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


WILLIAM E. PARKER
William E. Parker, 51, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Sunday,
Jan. 31, 2010, in Sebring.
He was born March 31,
1958.
Survivors include his father,
James Parker of Jennings;
brother Danny Parker of
Quincy; sister Tammy Parker of
Zolfo Springs; and three aunts
from Lakeland.
Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
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3 Citrus


Classes


Offered
The UF/IFAS County Ex-
tension Service is offering three
classes in the area of citrus pro-
duction this month.
A three-hour pesticide lic-
ense review and testing class
will be held on Wednesday,
Feb. 10, at the Hardee County
Extension Service at 507 Civic
Center Dr. in Wauchula. The
class begins at 9 a.m.
SRegistration is $25 for the class
and amn, and$5 for continu-
ing eicationlits only.
The annual citrus production
school will be held on
Wednesday evening, Feb. 17,
and Tuesday evenings, Feb. 23
and March 2. Each session
will begin at 7 at the Family
Service Center in Arcadia.
Registration is $25 per person.
The annual safety training
program will be conducted at
the Turner Agri-Civic Center in
Arcadia on Wednesday, Feb.
24, beginning at 7 a.m.
' Registration for the program is
$3 per person and is required by
Feb. 17. Sessions will be con-
ducted in both English and
Spanish.
For more information on any
of the above classes or to regis-
ter, contact the Hardee County
Extension Service at 773-2164.


Dixieland Band Closes Jazz Series


Obituaries


The South Florida Commun-
ity College Jazz Series closes
out its 2009-10 season with the
Dixieland Jazz ensemble River
City Dixie Jax tonight (Thars-
day) at 7:30 in the SFCC
University Center Auditorium
on the Highlands Campus.
The group is an ensemble
from the larger St. Johns River
City Band based out of
Jacksonville. The six-piece
ensemble will perform a tribute
to Valentine's Day.
The St. Johns River City
Band has been keeping jazz and
American music alive through
performance and education
since 1984. The St. Johns River
City Band is the "Official Band
of the City of Jacksonville" and
an "Official Band of the State of
Florida."
Comprised of a highly
skilled group of musicians, the
band offers a diverse repertoire
of material that is always
expanding through the work of
its nationally known musicians
who regularly contribute
arrangements, transcriptions
and original compositions.
The band members are Davy


Jones, cornet; Marc Dickman,
trombone; Jim Snyder, clarinet;
Ken Calhoun, banjo, guitar,


vocals; Jay Mueller, bass; and
Clyde Connor, drums.
Tickets range from $20 to


$22 and may be purchased by
calling the SFCC Box Office at
(863) 784-7178.


Citrus Hall Of Fame Inducts 4


The Selection Committee for
The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame
has announced four new
inductees for 2010.
The late Earl M. "Duke"
Crittenden of Orlando, the late
Bernard A.'Egan of Fort Pierce,
Harold B. McTeer of Winter
Haven and Howard E. Sorrells
of Arcadia will be honored dur-
ing a luncheon scheduled for
Friday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m.
in the Hollis Wellness Center at
Florida Southern College in
Lakeland.
Crittenden, former president
of Crittenden Fruit Co., has
been described as one of "the
giants of the Florida Citrus
Industry." He worked in citrus
-for more than 50 years start-
ing from scratch and emerging
with a diversified citrus empire
that included growing, harvest-
ing, packing, processing and
trucking.
A former chairman of the
Republican Party of Florida,
Crittenden was a major political
force, protecting the industry on
key issues. He was a member of
the Florida Citrus Commission
in addition to serving on the
boards of i Florida Citrus
Mutual, Seald-Sweet Growers,
Citrus Central Inc. and the
Growers Administrative Com-
mittee. Crittenden was a 1953
graduate of the University of
Florida. He was an honorary
member of the Florida Blue
Key, the university's presti-








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Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY. FEB. 8
vWauchula City Commis-
sioh, regular meeting, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY. FEB. 9
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gious public service fraternity,
and a charter member of the UF
Bull Gators.
Egan was actively involved
in the development and growth
of Florida's fresh citrus industry
for more than 65 years. He had
a strong commitment to market-
ing the highest quality products
possible. The former head of
Bernard Egan & Co., he formed
DNE Sales and guided it to
become the largest marketing
agent in the United States of
fresh Floida citrus.
Egan was a pioneer in the
development of export markets
to Japan for fresh Indian River
grapefruit. He also expanded
European markets for fresh
Florida citrus. Egan was a
Florida Citrus commissioner,
chairman and president of the
Indian River Citrus League and
president of United Growers
and Shippers Association. He
was inducted into the Florida
Agricultural Hall .o-Fame in
2002. 1 C
A Haines City citrus grower,
McTeer also worked as a
DuPont sales representative for
27 years. He traveled the state
teaching growers how to use
herbicides safely and effective-
ly in their groves. He is one of
only 15 inductees in the world-
wide DuPont Crop Protection
Sales & Marketing Hall of
Fame, the highest honor within
the DuPont organization.
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many growers in the production
area, McTeer served 25 years as
one of the longest-standing
board members of the Haines
City Citrus Growers Associ-
ation. McTeer was a key. grow-
er-cooperator with the Citrus
Research & Education Center
Plant Improvement Team in
Lake Alfred. He was always
available to provide land, time
and materials for the center's
rootstock and scion trials. His
contributions allowed many
field research projects to be-
come realities and benefit the
entire citrus industry.
Sorrells' quiet leadership and
commitment to the industry
served as a steady, guiding
force during export market
expansion efforts and the redi-
rection of industry marketing
strategies. During his tenure as
chairman of the Florida Citrus
Commission, Florida orange
juice sales increased by $1.5
billion dollars per year at, a time
when growers were producing.
record crops. He was also
instrumental in establishing a
mechanical harvesting research
program to help growers im-
prove harvesting efficiency and
reduce costs.
As president of Sorrells
Brothers Packing Co. Inc. and a
director of Sorrells Groves, he
has been involved with the
.Florida citrus industry for 58
years. He has been on the board


of Florida Citrus Mutual. Hei
has also been a member of the,
Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers Association and the
Florida Fruit & Vegetable
Association. In addition to cit-
rus, he is a past president of the
National Watermelon Associa-
tion and was awarded that asso-
ciation's Lifetime Achievement
Award in 2008.
The Florida Citrus Hall of
Fame honors distinguished
leaders who have made signifi-,
cant contributions to the Florida
citrus industry. The Hall of
Fame and Archive Center is
located within the McKay
Archive Building at Florida
Southern College in Lakeland.
Tickets to the luncheon,
which is sponsored by Florida
Citrus Mutual and the Florida
Department of Citrus, will 'be
$50 per person; $100 for' a
patron member, which ensures
a reserved seat and an invitation
to an orange juice reception
with the inductees; or $1,000
for a patron table, which is a:;.
reserved table for eight com-
plete with signage, mention in.
the program and inclusion in
the reception with the in-,
ductees.
Tickets are available-by call-
ing (863) 682-1111.
For more information, con-
tact Brenda Eubanks Burnette
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Linda Dearborn, 56, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
Jan. 28, 2010, in Sarasota.
She was born in Kenton,
Ky., on May 20, 1953 and
came to Wauchula 30 years
ago. She was Protestant.
Survivors include her
father, Cecil Dearborn of
Ormond Beach; mother
Shirley Thompson of Ormond
Beach; brother Dennis
Dearborn; and friends at the
Sunrise Group Home.
Memorial services will be
held at a later date.



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Seniors, age 60 and up,
can apply for Food Stamps
on the second Wednesday
of the month, (Feb. 10 this
month) between 10 a.m. and
2 p.m. at the Catheryn
McDonald Senior Center,
310 N. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula.
A caseworker will be avail-
able to screen seniors, who
are encouraged to apply for
Food Stamps. Bring identifi-
cation, information on in-
come, assets and expenses,
including medical. For more
information, call Angela
Hendry at 863-452-0638.

Citrus Classes
This Month
Three classes in citrus pro-
duction are being offered
through the Hardee County
Extension Service office, 507
Civic Center Drive, Wau-
chula, where registration is
held. The three-hour pesti-
cide license review and test-
ing class is next Wednesday,
Feb. 10, beginning at 9 a.m.
Registration is $25. For
CEUs only, it is $5 Call 773-
2164 for information.
The annual citrus produc-
tion school is Feb. 17, Feb.
23 and March 2, each ses-'
sion beginning at 7 p.m. at
the Arcadia Family Service
Center. The annual safety
training program is Feb. 24,
beginning at 7 a.m. Pre-reg-
istration is required by Feb.
17 at a cost of $3: Sessions,
at the Turner Agri-Civic
Center in Arcadia, will be in
English and Spanish.

Grief Education
For,,rofessionals
A free series of core cur-
riculum\ modules for commu-
nity and hospice nurses,
social workers, chaplains
and others is being held at
South Florida Community
College this month. Each
class is one continuing edu-
cation credit.
Courses are Tuesday's 1-4
or 6 to 9 p.m. and Wed-
nedays 9 a.m. to noon.
.;Courses Feb. 2-3 are on
;Preparation and Care-r the
Time of Death/Grief, Loss
and Bereavement and on
Feb. 9-10 Achieving Quality
Care at the End of Life. For
more information, call Lorrie
Key at 863-784-7033.

Free Amplified
Phones Today
A representative will be at
the Catheryn McDonald
Senior Center, 310 N. Eighth
Ave., Wauchula today
(Thursday) from 12:30 to
2:30 p.m. to distribute free
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Florida residents who have a
hearing or speech loss.
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Mountain Moment
By Karla Patarini


NO TRESPASSING
"Too weary to think" was the thought that popped into my
mind as I began my morning walk. The events of the past month
had finally caught up to me, and I felt both physical and spiritual
exhaustion.
Seriously doubting that my heart and soul would register any-
thing worth writing about, I set out down the winding dirt road with
the intent of only gaining physical exercise. As I passed by the
cabin road, I automatically tuned my sights on the deer path in
hopes of seeing the lone small doe that seemed to seek solace in the
surrounding woods.
Discouraged at seeing no sign of wildlife, I scanned the bram-
bling bushes for signs of ripened blackberries and, as luck would
have it, found them empty and bare as well.
A feeling of frustration and disappointment began to take root
in my spirit, and in an effort to dispel my moodiness, I reared back
my right foot and kicked a piece of gravel with as much strength as
I could muster up. A reddish-brown colored dust swirled around me
as I lifted my head in an attempt to gauge its distance and, for some
odd reason, my eyes came to rest on the crooked sign that stood at
the entrance of the cabin road.
There was nothing unusual or out of the ordinary about the
sign that had caught my attention. It had been standing there for
years and, by the looks of it, had caught the brunt of impact from
several vehicles-be it four-wheel or two-wheel one can only sur-
mise.
The words printed on the sign simply read, "No Trespassing."
It's funny how that old beat-up sign, posted at the forefront of
this small winding road, made me chuckle. For though its message
was simply stated, there was a wealth of meaning in those two sim-
'ple words ...
"No Trespassing."
It's ironic how much I value some of my earthly belongings,
even to the extent of owning weapons in order to protect these
valuables. And without a doubt, I would make every possible effort
to defend my children and, most assuredly, would go to great
extremes to protect them from all harm.
But what efforts had I gone to in order to protect my values,
morals, and spiritual beliefs and convictions that are in accordance
with God's Word?
I recalled the "days of my youth" when, as junior high school
student, two female students laughed and jeered at me for being a
"goody two-shoes Christian." The boldness and courage that raged
like a fire in the depths of my soul consumed me, enabling me to
speak with conviction as I stood in the P.E. locker room and proud-
ly declared the message of the cross to the group who gathered
around.
Anxious to witness a physical altercation, they were quite sur-
prised to be "witnessed to," and just thinking of their stunned faces
caused another chuckle to escape me.
But the chuckle quickly gave way to conviction as I realized
that I had allowed myself to become content .with sitting on the
sidelines instead of standing up and letting my voice be heard, per-
haps due to the fear of stepping on toes or being unpopular.
Because today's society is influenced by the wide array of
media that has become so readily available, I came face-to-face
with the truth that, despite my strong spiritual upbringing, I have
often found myself attempting to water down or "sugar coat" the
commands that His Word so clearly dictate to believers in an effort
to "change with the times."
As I reflect back to the day when this journal entry was writ-
ten, Pastor Jim Davis' innovative and motivational challenge to his
congregation comes to mind. This theme is printed in each weekly
bulletin and serves as a powerful reminder to all believers'to bold-
ly set themselves apart from the world and make a daify commit-
ment to proudly defend the principles and truths from His Word
that never "change with the times."
"God's Word We'll Defend in 2010" says the bulletin at Oak
Grove Baptist Church in Wauchula.
In the year 2010, let's all take the challenge of Pastor. Jim's
heartfelt theme and put a "No Trespassing" sign on His Word.
That sign may become crooked and dented in our fight to protect
His Word, but we must protect this simple truth:
The Word of God the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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March 3-7
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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
115 S. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone (863) 773-3255


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2/4/10
Sun Data
Rises: 7:12 am
Sets: 6:11 pm
LOD: 10:59:00
Moon Data
Rises: -:-- pm
Sets: 10:34 am
Moon Phase
64% Waning
Major Times
3:29 am-5:29 pm
3:55 pm-5:55 am
Minor Times
10:12 am-ll:12 am
10:37 pm-ll:37 pm
Prediction
Average
2/5/10
Sun Data
Rises: 7:12 am
Sets: 6:11 pm
LOD: 10:59:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:19 pm
Sets: 11:15 am
Moon Phase
53% Waning
Major Times
4:20 am-6:20 am
4:46 am-6:46 pm
Minor Times
11:03 am-12:03 am
11:28 pm-12:28 pm
Prediction
Average


2/6/10
Sun Data
Rises: 7:11 am
Sets: 6:12 pm
LOD: 11:01:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:20 pm
Sets: 11:59 am
Moon Phase
43% Waning
Major Times
5:13 am-7:13 am
5:39 pm-7:39 pm
Minor Times
11:30 p,-12:30 am
11:56 am-12:56 pm
Prediction
Average
2/7/10
Sun Data
Rises: 7:10 am
Sets: 6:13 pm
LOD: 11:03:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:18 pm
Sets: 12:46 pm
Moon Phase
33% Waning
Major Times
6:05 am-8:05 am
6:31 pm-8:31 pm
Minor Times
12:22 am-1:22 am
12:48 pm-1:48 pm
Prediction
Good


2/8/10
Sun Data
Rises: 7:10 am
Sets: 6:14 pm
LOD: 11:04:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:14 am
Sets: 1:38 pm
Moon Phase
24% Waning
Major Times
7:00 am-9:00 am
1:43pm-2:43 pm
Minor Times
1:17 am-2:17 am
1:43 pm-2:43 pm
Prediction
Better
2/9/10
Sun Data
Rises: 0910 am
Sets: 6:14 pm
LOD: 11:05:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:04 am
Sets: 2:31 pm
Moon Phase
17% Waning
Major Times
7:51 am-9:51 am
1:43pm-2:43 pm
Minor Times
2:08 am-3-08 a2
2:34 pm-3:34 pm
Prediction
Better


2/10/10
Sun Data
Rises: 7:08 am
Sets: 6:15 pm
LOD: 11:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 4:50 am
Sets: 3:26 pm
Moon Phase
10% Waning
Major Times
8:41 am-10:41 am
9:07 pm-ll:07 pm
Minor Times
2:58 am-3:58 am
3:24 pm-4:24 pm
Prediction
Good
2/11/10
Sun Data
Rises: 7:08 am
Sets: 6:16 pm
LOD: 11:08:00
Moon Data
Rises: 5:31 am
Sets: 4:20 pm
Moon Phase
5% Waning
Major Times
9:29 am-11:29 am
9:55 pm-ll:55 pm
Minor Times
3;46 pm-4:46 am
4:12 pm-5:12 pm
Prediction
Good


Book Signing
Come listen to author Brenna
O'Shea Cagiano in downtown
Wauchula this (Thursday) after-
noon.
Cagiano, of Fort Meade, will
appear' at Crackers Pub &
Grille, 222 W. Main St., begin-
ning at 4 p.m. After her presen-
tation, she will be signing her
newly published book.
After 39 years of teaching,
Cagiano has become an author
via her book "Patrick: The Irish
Immigrant," which gathers the
recollections shared by her
father, Patrick Joseph O'Shea.
"It's always interesting to
find out how our families came
to America," says Cagiano. "He
used to sit around and talk to
friends and family about the
stories of his life. He was an i,,-
adventurous man and had done
so many things."
She says her father was often
encouraged to write down these
stories, but he never did. So, as
his third and youngest daughter,
she decided to do it for him. It
took eight years to get it from
those first cassette tapes of
O'Shea's voice to the final 300- e
page book.
"Patrick: The Irish Immi- Brenna O'0
grant" is the story of a deter- new book
mined Irish lad who dreamed of
a better life in America. By the which led hi
age of 17, Patrick J. O'Shea had City to the 1
saved enough money to buy and through
passage from Ireland to the His life stc
United States during the story of man.
Depression. United State
Upon his arrival in New York came, he p
City, Patrick used his ambition proudly beca
and determination, mixed with The book
a dash of Irish malarkey, to set hand know
himself up with a job and a new post-World
life. This recipe served him well Hawaiian
throughout his adventures, Pacific The;


February 4, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 7A


This Afternoon


COURTESY PHOTO
Shea Cagiano of Fort Meade will present her
in downtown Wauchula today (Thursday).


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Territory of Hawaii
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y immigrants to the
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prospered, and he
ame a U.S. citizen.
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edge of pre- and
War II in the
Islands and the
ater. Readers will


relate to and enjoy the historical
events throughout the book. It,
also tells of adventurous travels
through the years.
Cagiano graduated from the
University of Tampa in 1969,
and taught school in Hillsbor-
ough and Polk counties for 31
years. Her years as a Title I
facilitator gave her familiarity
with Hardee County schools.
Her book is available in hard-
cover and paperback.


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Alison Schultz
Amy Morilez
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A nalise Terrell
Ariyana Leger
Azusena Martinez
Brianna Downey
Brianna O'Bryan
Carter Birge
Cassandra Jaimes
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Cecilia Martinez
Christopher Leal
Christopher Sosa
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Cristina Saladana
Crystal Wingate
Darius Yang
David Orta
Dorisa Santoyo
Dylan Smith
Eliana Enriquez
Emanuel Rodriguez
Ethan Beyer
Evelize Quintana
Gabby Garcia
Gage Wingo
Gerardo San Juan-
Pacheco
Guillermo Ramos
Haven Rimes
Hayden Galvan
Hunter Atchley
Iliana Ruiz.
Isaac Badillo
Jacovya Major
Janelle Zambrano
Joey McVay
Jose Fernandez
Jose Lopez
Julio Chavez
Julissa Gomez
Kaden Bryan
Karina Valadez
Kaydance Staton
Kaylie Grice
Khalid Lymon .
Kyleigh Revell
Lahna Christian
Liliana Plata
Lillie Gaydon
Malachi Hines
Maria Medrano
Mario Marical
Marissa DeLoera
Marissa Obregon
Maritza Mondragon
Matthew Webb
McKenzie Banda
Mollie O'Bryan
Monika Vadez
Pete Torres
Petra Gaitan
Precious Bach
Rapho Francois
Reese Stone
Ricardo Sanchez
Robert Limon
Sean Armstrong
Sonia Macedo


Tomas Hernandez
Umar Guerrero
Valerie Martinez
YaYou Vang
Yesaily Martinez
Zaria Davila


FIRST GRADE
Abel Servin
Acheline Delhomme
Adolfo Nunez
Adrianna Consuegra
Alan Felipe-Zuniga
Alessa Valerio
Alex Jaimes
Alyssa Obregon
Amy Gutierrez
Ana Ibanez
Andrew Leal
Asucena Gomez
Breana Reynolds
Brenda Salgado
Brett Bennett
Brianna Rivers
Caleb Arana
Caleb Macias
Chloe Martinez
Chloe Selph
Cyrus Cross
Daisy Chavez
Damian Cook
Daniella Marrero
David Edwards
Desirae Cabrera
Elvia Garcia
Esteban Fernandez
Esteban Mendiola
Fidencio Davila
Haley Dickey
Hannah Ward
Hayden Mushrush
Heidi Smith
Hunter Davis
Hunter Rowe
Isabel Calvillo
Jada Bragg
Jamal Holley
'Jamie Walker
Jarell Jackson
Jasmine Shields
JayCee DeBoom
Jelissa Torres
SJohnathon Woods
Jose Caballero
Jose Hernandez
Jose Santoyo
Joseph Peters
Joshua Garay
Josie St.Louis
Justin Jimenez
Karson Fennell
Kayla Patterson
Kedrick Williams
Landon Newman
Leigha Alderman
Mackenzie Wallace
Macy Kingdon
Maribel Tapia
Matthew Peters
Mayte Tellez
Melisa Sigin
Nathaniel Bacon
Nevaeh Arguelles
Oscar DeSantiago
Rakeim Baker
Randy Campbell
Reyna Rivera


Richard Sanders
Richard Torres
Rojelio Lopez
Roman Rivas
Roxana Araujo
Sara Ibanez
Saul Salgado
Savannah Valletutti
Seth Durrance
Skylar Tatum
Tayler Mosley
Tomy Molina-Navatro
Travon Thomas
Trey Canary
Tulsi Patel
Veronica Rivera
Yolanda Pacheco
Zachary Estrada
Zachery Perez

SECOND GRADE
Alex Morris
Angel Rodriguez
Araceli Escobedo
Austin Santoyo
Brandon Jacob
Contreras
Brianna Farias
Brianna Valadez
Bryce Rucker
Cinnamon Williams
Citlaly Gonzalez
CoRon Guajardo
Cristina Lopez-Rojas
Cruz Avalos
Diana Paulino-Pena
Elijah Powell
Ethan Hollinger
Hallie Atchley
Hannah Ford
Hugh Pate
Hunter Presley
Isaac Estrada
Jasmine Consuegra
Jesus Lopdz
Jonathan Orta
Laura Ordehi-Perez
Lyndsey Welch
Maria Deloera
Meggie Cross
Melissa Zambrano
Misael Arana
Nicholas Gainous
Promise Nichols
Puja Ahir
Rachel Garland
Sandra Gomez
Saul Arvizu
Saul Pacheco
Tyler Abel
Weston Roberts
Yaire Estrada

THIRD GRADE
Abigail Candelario-
Nanes
Anahi Cano
Angel Conejo
Bernadette Rivera
Betsy Mejia-Flores
Chastady Flores
Colen Oakes
Daniel Obregon
Devan Rimes
Eddie Rivera
Eric Romero
Erica Martinez


Fatima Ramirez
Guadalupe Diaz
Haley Canary
Hannah Stalnaker
J.C. Kulig
Jansen Walker
Jose Jaramillo
Kaitlyn Powell
Laura Kate Reynolds
Mariadela Araujo
Marta Ramirez
Mary Young
Patricia Deloera
Ramiro Guerrero Leon
Randy McLeod
Rebecca Kedzior
Suzan Acosta
Tony Webb
Yenny Saldana
Zack Durastanti

FOURTH GRADE
Adelina Luna
Alexis Neel
Alexis Paulino
Brannon Cooley
Carlos Perez
Cody Gillis
Elizabeth Weeks
Joey Smith
Jose Sustaita
Julissa Flores
Kassidy Wallace
Kayla Curry
Layla Santoyo
Lucero Paz
Mario Gomez
Nubia Gomez
Romeo Martinez*
Rouke Madronal
Ruby Riveria
Sarah McCoy
Shauna Norwood
Taylor Bone
Yareli Lopez
Zack Macias
Zackary Richardson

FIFTH GRADE
Aaron Estrada
Annetude Delhomme
Audra Weeks
Cavaris Snell
Chris Flores
Dalton Bryant
Darby Farr
Desiree Ford
Emory Smith
Erika Martinez
Estefania Gomez
Gannon Watson
Gerardo Jaimes
J.T. Canary
Jesse Bates Santoyo
Kathy Marcial-
Palacios
Laina Durrance
Livenson Metayer
Lorenzo Farias
Marisa Gonzalez
Molly Hartman
Noah Valletutti
Odalis Hernandez
Rayann Kulig
Rosendo Saldana
Sarah Welch
Vanessa Deloera


KINDERGARTEN
Samantha Briones
Treasure Camel
Derek Camilo
Elijah Carlton
Brinson Conerly
Tori Durden
Cason Gough
Jayden Hays
Diana Lopez
Trenity Morales
David Navarro
Mariah Perez
Sylvia Preston
Johan Ramirez
Macy Grace Tyson
Mia Vasquez
Greysen Weeks
James Cruz
Ana Hernandez
Emily Sheffield
Jeremiah Herrera
Anna Melendy
Clayton Harris
Jaime Villa
Dalton Johnson
Abby Burnett
Dawson Bryant
Faith Davis
Lauren Gainous
Carlie Knight
Jake Stephens
Ricardo Martinez
Kamari Lazarre
Gabriela Paniagua
Gabriela Arana
Kaylee Ayers
Kaden Chapman
Timmy Cowart
Ayanna Henry
Desiree Medina
Ismael Mejia
Johana Ortiz-Diaz
Savannah Svendsen
Aariah White
Dequinn Rivers
Summer Murray
Pilar Gaona
Zyann Parker
Christopher Nickerson
James Lang
Yesenia Hernandez
Cody Halstead
Marvin Cook
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Joanna Mier
Joel Bartolon-Ortiz
Liliana Campos
Maria Moreno
Miranda Huckaby
Natali Aguilar
Rigoberto Lopez
Katelyn Clardy
Katelyn Long
Mirella Sanchez-Reyes
Samia Holley
Saraly Diego
Manuelita Guzman


Jackson Hancock
Nabiul Mumin
Caeden Richardson
Addyson Smith
Hannah Souther
Marissa Valdez
Ashlyn Willis
Sonia Hernandez
RJ Cabrera.
Hailey Martinez


FIRST GRADE
Emery Smith
Joel Alvarez
Abby Duke
Zoe Garza
Haven Gray
Dawson Hanchey
Morgan Hellein
Eboni Lamy
Christian Montanez
Michelle Patterson
Owen Schraeder
Carson Terrell
Marley Ureste
Javier Figueroa
Jace Bryan
Karson Goodwyn
Leah Hall
Laynee Henry
Erikah Holley
Seth McCall
Alyssa Perez
Keyla Romero
Alexa Scheipsmeier
Adam Torres
Giovanni Valdez
Joel Oliva
Carlos Olivares
Kiara Coronado,
Lindsey Garner
,Janna Neel
Jordan Yates
Alma Sanchez
Lizberth Ramirez
Vicky Lopez
Alitzah Aleman
Kolby Baker
Caleb Block
.Irvin Campos
Makayla Banda
Ramon DeSantiago
Riley Justiss
Cheyenne Longoria
Marcos Martinez
Cali Nguyen.- .
;,Monika Poucher
:Aniah Carlton
Joe Harned
Cole Hines
Leimy Moreno
Star Parker
Ruben Perez
Parker Sasser
Lucy Stone
Sailor Ullrich
Riley Kate Albritton
Samantha Hardin
Jessica Huckaby
Alana Barber
Yessenia Albarran

SECOND GRADE
Jonathan Carnley
Madelynn Stockton
Enrique Velazquez
Mariela Badillo
Summer Bond
Nathan Carrion
Javier Chavez
Dylan Davis
William Roland
Jolie Brown
Kein Knight


Jaronda Terrell Emily Pat;
Rafael Alvarez Adelina Si
Nyelli Flores Brooke Sh
Brison Ward Jax Ullrici
Hannah Brown Lindsey B
Griffin Clark Miguel Be
Jack Driskell Tanner Ca
Lucia Galvez Jara Cumr
Jacob Lee Sarai Espi
Quintin Lindsey Kara Frier
Adam Pazzaglia Shelby Gi
Weston Schraeder Savannah
Madi McGee Ellie Palm
Marah Uri Peyton Ro
Andy Lopez Gabriella
Adriana Perez Sarai Sant
Ayrica Baker Cole Terre
James Dylan Crawford Ana Villa


Madison Garcia
Jake Henderson
Renell Herrera
Jessica Kunkel
Sophie Allen
Ana Baltazar
Damian Hernandez
Samiul Mumin
Meagan Strickland
Cade Alexy
Celso Zamora

THIRD GRADE
Logan Albritton
Claire Carlton
Mikie Cruz
Hardee Pace
Isabel Avalos
Valeria Lopez
Venessa Valerio
Tyson Sutton
Rawson Aubry
Daisy Badillo
Matthew Tyson
Makayla Wilson
Denali Briones
Shelby Zeigler
Ashlee Patterson
Shelby Spencer
Tara Hines
Aliyah Bias
Sarah Carlton
Isaiah Torres
Noah Torres
Joel Martinez
Luis Martinez
Conchita Torres
Marc Delatorre
-Lillian Salazar
,Adriana Arana
Lilyana Franco. -
Kiana Fricks
Aiyana Root
Rachel St. Fort
Lianna Albritton
Yamilex Miranda
Jasmine Adriani
Joshua Albritton
Marvin Cook
Ciera Munoz
James Neel
Aubrey Stark
Trey Stephens
Dustin Willis
Isaac Moreno
Dinah Caldwell
Jose Castillo
Kimberly Fonseco
Tavon Faulk
Kory Giles
Bladimir Perez

FOURTH GRADE
Dora Cardoza
Hope Elliott
Erika Garcia
Joel Lee


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Alicia Ruiz
Brilyance Augustus
Alexx Brant
Ayana Daniels
Nicholas Sellers
Sayra Campos
Lexi Harris
Lilliana Ponce
Dawson Ratliff
Destiny Scheel
Rene Medina
Miguel Ruiz
Conrad Pace
Kendral Smith

FIFTH GRADE
Landon Albritton
Adan Benitez
Holly Brown
Parker Carlton
Soraya Castillo
Abby Clark
Yailene Del Rio
Aaron Delatorre
Rosie Fimbres
Brooklyn Graham
Colt Hancock
Hayden Lindsey
Levi Lovett
Boone Paris
Joshua Ragan
Kendall Winter
Wyatt Zeiglar
Dalton Richey
Andrea Crawford
Selena Miranda
Isaac Flores
Cody Cumbee
Adrian Bruno-Perez
Eddie Kilgore
SAmber' Westberiy'r'f
Chris Guijon
Emily Maldonado
Briana Hanchey
DeAngelo Smith
Brenna Parker
Briana Castro
Morgan Crews
Kaylee Hogenauer
Vaughn Kirkland
Jennifer Lopez
Brenda Rosas'
Larrett Smith
Jennifer Aguilar
Kyle Choate
Rianna Sutton
Da'Myah Carlton
Idalis Juarez
Tyler Hooten
Andres Medina
Estafany Catalan
Vicente Cabrera
Mariela Torres-
Martinez
Zharia Cook
Bruce Baughman
Makayla Williams


Tackling Childhood Obesity


KINDERGARTEN
Alamia, Austin
Armenta, Brijido
Bruno, Nancy
Carmona, Karina
Castanon, Juan
Chavez-Saldana, Victor
Clemente, Ruth
Estrada, Jose
Fabian, Alexis
Gamboa, Omar
Garrison, Jacob
Gibson, Sarah
Gilliard, Presley
Gomez, Jesus
Gonzales, Amanda
Martinez, Sarali
McCumber, Aliyana
Navaeh
Molina,Gerado
Molinaro, Ayla
Molina-Verdin, Diana
Newman, Ryan
Nino, Abel
Perez, Marissa
Richardson, Chloe
Rivera, Dezeray
Rivera, Fernando
Roberson, Breahna
Salgado, Daniel
Sanchez, Joshlynn
Santoyo, Mikhayla


Sigala, Casandra Venegas, Yvonne Ramos, Anahi
Silva, Genesis Wilson, Brandon Richardson, Cadee
Snckaloskv. Trace Sanchez, Lauren


Tomas-Lagunas, Julie
Torres, Alejandro
Velasco, Alma
Villa, Lorena

FIRST GRADE
Aviles, Annaee
Batiste, Kya
Cardenas, Angel
Contreras-Ramirez,
Daniel
Cortez-Olivera, Huriel
Delarosa, Vanessa
Diaz, Marisela
Garza, Gage
Gutierrez, Omar
Johnson, Zoey
Kilpatrick, Cameron
McGuckin, Emma
Melecio-Flores, Angelica
Molinero, Alexis
Salgado, Katelyn
Santiago, Minerva
Santiago, Yuraida
Sebastian-Paz, Erica
Spires, Sara
Toledo, Tomas
Valerio-Trevino, Marisol


SECOND GRADE
Aleman, Victor
Alvarenga,Nestor
Alvarez, Salvador
Carreno, Mari
Cruz, Victor
Delarosa, Isabella
Derringer, Stephanie
Dixon, Elizabeth
Fontana, Blake
Garcia, Maricela
Lopez, Karla
Martinez, Oscar
Puente-Venegas,
Kasondra
Ramirez, Nicole
Reas, LeAnna
Roberson, Trenton
Sanchez, Angelina

THIRD GRADE
Bruno, Jessica
Contreras- Ramirez,
Sandra
Gonzalez, Juan
Guevara, Ana
Melicio-Flores,
Beatriz


Wislon, Kyra


FOURTH GRADE
Figueroa, Jailene
Zamora, Judith

FIFTH GRADE
Castaneda, Abigail
Collom, Braddock
Delarosa, Arianna
Garcia, Araceli
Ham, Garrett
Hernandez, Cynthia
Ibanez, Carolina
Jiminez, Khrystain
Kelly, Leah
Lopez, Aracely
Molinero, Briseyda
Ortiz, Vanessa
Ramos, Ariana
Santiago, Adrian
Santiago-Cardoba,
Cristal
Sinclair, Mary
Velasco, Anahi
Venegas, Azucena
Woods, Alexis
Zuniga, Maria


Obesity is now among one of
the most widespread medical
problems for children and ado-
lescents. The American Obesity
Association reports that about
15 percent of adolescents (aged
12 to 19 years) and children
(aged 6 to 11 years) are obese in
the United States. Doctors say
that obesity among children is
one of the country's greatest
health challenges.
Many health care providers
define obesity in a child as
weighing 20 percent or more
over the healthy range. The per-
centage of body weight that is
fat is also a good indicator of
obesity. Boys over 25 percent
fat and girls over 32 percent fat.
are considered obese.
Childhood obesity puts
youngsters at risk of being
overweight adults. It also pres-
ents risk factors for other seri-
ous health concerns, such as
heart disease, stroke and dia-
betes. Overweight children can
also experience psychological
side effects. Bullying and teas-
ing by peers may lead to poor
self worth and even depression.


Some experts believe that
breastfeeding and delaying
solid foods for infants can help
prevent obesity. Teaching chil-
dren how to eat healthfully as
they age is another way to pro-
mote healthy weight.
Here are some additional sug-
gestions:
Limit the time spent watch-
ing television, playing video
games and surfing the Internet
to no more than 7 hours per
week.
Encourage physical activi-
ty, such as sports leagues or
simply playing outdoors with
neighborhood friends.
Set a good example by lim-
iting the fattening foods you
eat. Make healthy meals a fam-
ily affair.
Many people overlook the
extra caloric intake of sodas and
other soft drinks, not to mention
the amount of sugar in these
drinks. Serve water whenever
possible.
Have children avoid snack-
ing or eating while watching
television. They may eat sub-
consciously while distracted by


the show and consequently
eat much more than is recom-
mended.
Exercise as a family. Get
outside and take walks, ride
bicycles or swim. If exercise is
done together, it's more likely to
be continued.
According to statistics,
only one-third of students have
regular physical activity at
school. Speak to schpol offi-
cials about having more physi-
cal fitness incorporated into stu-
dents' schedules.
Pack your child's lunch so
he is less likely to rely on
processed or fast foods.
Regular health checkups
can determine if your child is in
a healthy weight range. Doctors
have the equipment to most
accurately measure body mass
index (BMI). You can glso
roughly calculate it at home:
Multiply the child's weight in
pounds by 705. Then divide by
the child's height in inches.
Divide this by the height in
inches again.


In our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech,
freedom of conscience and the prudence never to practice either.
-Mark Twain


ts good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check
up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money cant buy.
-George Horace Lorimer


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February 4, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 9A


This week in history, as'- Burton.
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad- The Royal Theatre was show-
vocate, the Hardee County ing "Big Heartpd Herbert" star-
Herald and The Herald-Ad- ring Guy Kibbee, Aline Mac
vocate... Mahon, and Patricia Ellis, "The
Big Stampede" featuring John
75 YEARS AGO Wayne, "Cleopatra" with
The appearance here on Claudette Colbert and Warren
Monday February 4th, of William. "Ladies Should
Charles Howard Plattenburg Listen" featuring Cary Grant,
will be an event of notable Frances Drake, and Edward
interest, not only because of his Everett Horton, and 'The Secret
personality but in theme which Bride" starring Barbra
he will discuss, 'This Machine Stanwyck, Warren William, and
Age." Mr. Plattenburg, through Glenda Farrell. A new movie
the editorship of a weekly reel that was coming out was
newspaper in the county seat "A Girl of the Limberlost"
town in Iowa, became interest- Marian Marsh, Louise Dresser,
ed in community building. His and Ralph Morgan. The admis-
district sent him to the Iowa sion fee's ran anywhere from 10
Legislature and his services cents to 35 cents.
were sought in community and
governmental problems to such Despite the unwelcomed cold
an extent that he became known weather, which merely cut
as an authority in that field. down attendance and provided
many trying problems for
The meeting of the General Manager Jack Guthrie,
Kiwanians Club on last the Florida Orange Festival
Tuesday was devoted to several closed a pronounced success.
matters of particular interest to The exhibits this year were
Wauchula. The meeting was beautiful and brought words of
presided over by the president praise and amazement from
Latimer C. Farr, while the club thousands of tourist and winter
singing was led by L. Grady visitors that attended.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25-2010-CA-000021
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST
COMPANY (BB&T),
Plaintiff,
VS.
PATRICIA A. PENN-ROBERTS,
et.al.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
PATRICIA A. PENN-ROBERTS
Whose residence Is: 1074
DOWNING CIR, WAUCHULA,
FL, 33873 & 5619 BAYSHORE
RD, PALMETTO, FL, 34221 &
707 SW 32 CT., CAPE CORAL,
FL, 33991
TO:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PATRICIA A. PENN-ROBERTS
Whose residence Is: 1074
DOWNING CIR, WAUCHULA,
FL, 33873 & 5619 BAYSHORE
'D, PALMETTO, FL,.34221 &
707 SW 32 CT., CAPE CORAL,
FL, 33991
If alive, and If dead, all parties
claiming Interest by, through,
under or against PATRICIA A.
PENN-ROBERTS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PATRICIA A. PENN-
ROBERTS and all parties having
or claiming to have any right, title
or interest in. the property
described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclose of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOT 47 AND 48, DAVIS
AND ROBERTS DOWNING
PLACE SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BAR
60, PAGE 3, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HARD-
EE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH AND
INCLUDING 1986 BARR
MOBILE HOME ID #
FLFL2AF & FLFL2BF, FL
TITLE # 46020220 &
46031148, RP# 12294030
&12294031.
a/k/a 1074 DOWNING CIR-
CLE WAUCHULA, FL
33873
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
It, on Jessica Fagen, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 2901
Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either
on or before March 5, 2010, and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on this 1 day of
February, 2010.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK

A copy of this Notice of Action,
Complaint and LIs Pendens were
sent to the defendants and
addresses named above.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabllites Act, persons
needing a reasonable accommo-
dation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at (863)773-1612,
412 W ORANGE ST. RM A102.
WAUCHULA FL. 33873. If hearing
Impaired, contact (Tdd) (800)9556-
8771 vis Florida Relay System.
24,110


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 25-2009-CA-000561
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER
POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
DECEMBER 1, 2006 MASTR
ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES
TRUST 206-HE5 MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-HE5,
Plaintiff,
VS.
JOE HERNANDEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
I


NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure date January 25,
2010, and entered in Case No, 25-
2009-CA-000561 of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hardee County, Florida
in which U.S. Bank National
Association, as Trustee under
Pooling and Servicing Agreement
dated as of December 1, 2006,
MASTR Asset-backed Securities
Trust 2006-HE5 Mortgage, Pass-
Through Certificates, Series
2006HE5, is the Plaintiff and Joe
Hernandez, Ashleigh Renee
Semple, Hardee County, Tenant #
1 nka Mary Clements, are defen-
dant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in/on the
front steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, Hardee County,
Florida 33873 at 11:00 a.m. on the
17 day of February, 2010, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:
NE 1/4 OF THE W.1/2 OF
BLOCK "H", OF PACKER'S
ADDITION TO THE CITY
OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 1-93 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; AND THE WEST
66 FEET OF THE NE 1/4,
LESS THE SOUTH 13.5
FEET OF BLOCK "H", OF
PACKER'S ADDITION TO
THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 1-93 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA. A/K/A 211
GEORGIA STREET,
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

Any person claiming an Interest
In the surplus from the sale, If
any, other than the property own-
ers as of the date of the Us
Pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Dated In Hardee County, Florida
this 26 day of January, 2010.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
(
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accomodatlon
In order to participate In this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
;certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863)534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this (describe;
notice); If you are hearing or-
voice impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or the Florida Relay
Service 711.
2:4,11


50 YEARS AGO
The Hardee Wildcats, rolling
on a rosy cloud after dumping
Lake Wales Friday night to
break their losing streaks and
then take the high rated Bartow
for a ride Tuesday night, will
meet one of the strongest quin-
tets in the conference, Auburn-
dale, on the home court here
next Tuesday.

Wauchula has thrown in the
sponge and decided to moves
its softball field to another loca-
tion. Just where is not clear, yet.
The decision to shift the field,
which has been a source of con-
troversy among residents near
the water tank lot and members
of the reaction department for
over a year, was made the coun-
cils regular meeting Monday'
night after a lengthy discussion
about possible sites.

The campaign committee
hopes to come close to winding
up the drive at a fish fry
February 27 at the Bowling
Green school. A charge will be
made for the diner and, in addi-
tion, the diners will be asked to
make donations, from a quarter
on up, to the medical center.
The committee has raised
approximately $22,000 in cash
and pledges and hopes to begin
work on the center next month.

Hardee County's month long
drought broke this week as over
a half inch of rain was recorded
at the REA weather station.
Most of the moisture came last
Saturday when .62 inches was
recorded. There was a light
sprinkle on Monday and
Wednesday for a total of .68
inches for the week.

25 YEARS AGO
The Zolfo Springs Council
Monday night approved giving
Sam Longo 60 days to prove
due diligence on installing
cable TV under his Sci Ad fran-
chise. In the meantime, Longo
is to provide copies of his con-
tracts with vendors who will
still supply the necessary equip-
ment for tomorrow.

A long-running, three-way
stalemate was broken last
Friday as the Hardee County
School Board agreed to sendd


$1,500 for crossing to cover the
costs of training, outfitting and


.IN THE CIRCUIT COURTIOF ,
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 252009CA000169
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
VS.
JIMMY SHOFFNER; DENEDA
SHOFFNER; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Nov. 20, 2009,
and entered in Case No.
252009CA000169, of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hardee County, Florida,
wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE,
LLC, is a Plaintiff and JIMMY
SHOFFNER; DENEDA SHOFFN-
ER; UNKNOWN TENANT#1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the
Defendants. B. HUGH BRADLEY
as The Clerk of the Circuit Court
will sell to the highest and best
Bidder for cash at HARDEE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE 417
WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCHU-
LA IN HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, 33873-2816 ON THE NORTH
FRONT DOOR OF THE COURT-
HOUSE, at 11:00 AM on Feb. 24,
2010, the following described
Property as set forth In said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 4,
AVALON PARK ADDITION
TO CITY OF WAUCHULA,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AS PER PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2 ,PAGE 75.
Any person claiming an Interest
in the surplus from the sale, If
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lUs
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Dated this 27 day of January,
2010.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons needing
a reasonable accommodation to
participate in this proceeding
should, no later than seven (7)
days prior, contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coordinator
at 8637732161, 412 W ORANGE
:ST. RM A102, WAUCHULA, FL
33873. If hearing impaired, con-
tact (TDD) 8009558771 via Florida
SRelay System.


paying part time crossing
guards until September 30,
1985, the end of the current
budget year. Then, once again,
the school board will ask the
Hardee County Commission
and the Wauchula City Council
for $900 apiece, there share of
an estimated $2,700 annual cost
of last year.

Hardee's head baseball
coach, Derrel Bryan will begin
his fourth year as mentor of the
Wildcats when the team takes
the field Thursday (tonight) at
the Head Field in Avon Park at
8 p.m. Bryan has compiled a
most respectable record during
his sojourn and last year record-
ed in a 17 and 9 season

10 YEARS AGO
What a day! Family enter-
tainment, all kinds of food, arts,
crafts, information booths and
door prizes, too. Saturday is the
second annual Arts and Crafts
Bazaar in Bowling Green from
9 a.m. to 4p.m. In case it rains,
the event will be held Feb. 12.
East Main Street will be closed
off from U.S. 17 to Central
Avenue so the downtown street
fair hosted by the city's Park
and Recreation Committee will
have lots of room.

The Miss Project Graduation
2000 was Paul Inagawa, the
first runner up was George
Rodriguez, second runner up
was Justin Timmons, third was
Eddie Willis, fourth Felix
Naranjo, and Ms.' Legs was
Derrick Rogers.

Wauchula's two elementary
schools may be adding more
grade levels under a plan being
considered by Hardee County
School Board. Under study is
the feasibility' of changing
North Wauchula Elementary,
now kindergarten through sec-
ond grade, and Wauchula
Elementary, third through fifth
grade, both to K-5 schools.
---- \
Before the end of 200, the
first stage of construction at
Peace River Park will be com-
pleted. Wauchula City Clerk
Steve Wofford said actual work
will probably await the end of
the rainy season in late summer
or early fall, turning the 152-
acre into a recreation and
preservation park.


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End Dinnertime Drama


For Picky Eaters
Many parents face a battle of- ing short-order cook to children
wills around the dinner table, you will be reinforcing bad eat-
Fights over food are a common ing habits. They will learn to
stress of raising children. hold out on the original meal
Kate Kelly, Managing Editor until the preferred 'meal is
for American Baby Magazine, served.
has said that 50 percent of par- Keep distractions to a min-
ents report their children are imum. Mealtime should be
picky eaters and worrS that focused on eating, instead of
they're not getting balanced watching television or playing
nutrition. However, the Mayo with toys.
Clinic notes that, over the Lead by example.If your
course of a week, even the pick- children see you eating a vari-
iest of children likely gets a ety of foods and trying new
variety of nutrition in his or her things, they may want to get in
diet and not to overly worry on the action. Conversely, if
about what's being eaten. they see you shying away from
Instead of battling over brus- healthy foods, it could cause
sel sprouts or facing tantrums them to be squeamish as well.
over tetrazzini, there are some Makt things fun. Give fun
steps parents can take to dis- names to common foods, like
courage picky eating in a sup- "Super Broccoli" or something
portive way. to that effect. Cut foods into
Involve your children. bite-sized pieces or make faces
Having kids take part in select- and silly shapes. This could
ing foods at the supermarket entice kids to eat.
enables them to feel involved in Sneak foods in. Hide foods
the meal process and per- in others. For example, mix
haps makes them more apt to pureed squash into tomato
try the foods they've selected. sauce, or make muffins out of
Clean-plate club. Children- pumpkin. Chances are if things
sized portions are about 1/3 of taste good, kids will eat them.


what an adult would eat. Don't
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DECADE OF PROGRESS?
Not that any of us have money to write checks, and I don't
know about you but I haven't mastered writing 10 at the end of the
date. 1-25-10, that's today's date as I write this column.
2010, 2-0-1-0 just sounds and looks old, doesn't it?
My 20-year high school reunion is this year, just a couple
months away, actually. Now, I know that can't be so. What in the
world have I been doing that I let 20 years slip by me?
Welcome to a new decade. Wow, I'm old enough to look back
by the decades. Ouch!
Well, the '70s went by slow for me. I was born in 1971 and
lived out the decade right in a little Wauchula neighborhood called
" Riverview. The trees were small back then, the houses brand new
and few fences had gone up.
We learned to fish on the Peace River, and swim there, too, I
think. Learning to ride bikes was fun, downhill of course. Back
then we sat in circles and talked to each other. Instead of texting
people who aren't there, we enjoyed the people that were there.
Then came the '80s, which also went very slow for me. I think
back then I used to never think I'd be a teenager, then I'd never get
to be 16 and drive, then graduating high school -- it all was an eter-
nity away.
Little did I know then those days were flying by and I should
have soaked up every minute.
From fourth grade to 12th grade, what a decade! I got old
enough to go from driving mybike around town to driving every-
Sone in town crazy with my driving. I also learned to write, and love
it. I spent a lot of days playing basketball and baseball. I learned
how to become a pretty good turkey hunter. Fishing became fun
instead of boring.
And girls, well, I learned about them, too.
The '80s brought the first record, the first family computer, my



Letter To The Editor
Setting The Record Straight About
Your Fire-Rescue Department


Dear Editor,
As I read the paid ad from
Mr. Johnson last week, I was
really taken aback. He closed
his letter claiming that the fire
chief had "personal agendas."
This has come up in every
restaurant, grocery store, Wal-
Mart, etc.
I have to tell you, I agree with
everyone that I have spoken
with this week; we all agree that
if anyone has a personal agen-
da, it is Mr. Grady Johnson.
Although hidden nonetheless,
but a true personal agenda.
Perhaps . county commis-
sioner?
Why else would Mr. Johnson
have paid the amount of money
he did for his ad in last week's
Paper? 'He could have almost
; paidd his entire fire assessment
Stax on all of his residential and
owned land combined.
In regards to volunteers, I
happen to know firsthand how
all of the county volunteer fire-
fighters slowly disappeared. I
also know when and why all of
the training requirements
changed to be a volunteer. Mr.
Johnson's claims abouii volun-
Steers being unwanted by the fire
department couldn't have been
further from the truth.
Let me now examine your
Highlands County data that Mr.
Johnson provided for all the
readers. Right you are, Mr.
Johnson, about there being 10
different fire districts in the
unincorporated areas of
Highlands County. These vol-
unteers do the best job that they
can, given their level of training
and their ability to respond to
the fire station to get a fire
truck. I know from working
with them over the years that
they are dedicated to the citi-
zens that they serve.
However, it was left out that
all of these volunteer fire dis-
tricts also charge a fire assess-
ment fee. Each of these districts
does in fact have a staff of vol-
unteers and a volunteer fire
chief. What Mr. Johnson left
out again was the fact that
because of numerous difficul-
ties and state standards, all of
the volunteer fire chiefs report
to the Fire Services Director for
Highlands County.
You see, Highlands County
has employed paid firefighters
and placed them in these volun-
teer fire stations. Highlands
County has recognized the crit-
ical need for paid firefighter
staffing of these volunteer sta-
tions to ensure that .someone is
there to respond to calls for
service during the average per-
son's working hours.
This world needs volunteer
firefighters just like we do here
in our county, but the times
have changed somewhat. The
days of a volunteer firefighter
being able to drop what he/she
is doing, leave his/her job in the
middle of a work day and
respond to a fire are almost
nonexistent. It has increasingly
become more difficult for
employers to just let employees
leave during their work day.
It used to be, and for those
that still do allow it, a sense of
pride that an employer would
'have a volunteer working for
them. The employer would feel
as though he was contributing


to his/her community by allow-
ing the firefighter to leave
should they be needed to
respond and to help protect the
lives and property of their own
community.
Most importantly about
Highlands County to compare
"oranges to oranges" is this: the
City of Avon Park and the City
of Sebring have approximately
20,000 people combined. Both
of these departments are fully
paid just as Hardee County.
Additionally, these two cities do
not provide emergency medical
services as does our county fire
department. Highlands County
provides three ambulances sta-
tioned within the two munici-
palities. So really, you have to.
take the cost for the six EMS
employeewiwth the cost of the,
fire"'personnel for Avon Park
and Sebring, not just the unin-
corporated areas.
For comparison, Avon .Park .
and Sebring Fire Departments
along with the three Highlands
County EMS units protects
20,000 with a total of 18 full-
time emergency response per-
sonnel where Hardee County
protects more with less. It
equals 12 emergency response
personnel for 28,888 people to
be exact. 'Let's not forget that
each of those departments have
their own fire chief, EMS direc-
tor as well as administrative
staff. Probably don't want to
talk about budget comparisons
huh?
Just in case you still do, and
keeping the comparisons.
"oranges to oranges," let's take
a look at DeSoto County and
Okeechobee County. /Both of
which are paid Fire-Rescue
Departments and both of which
protect roughly the same
amount of people (Okeechobee
having more) with relatively the
same tax base. Both depart-
ments have expenditure budgets
higher than Hardee County, and
they employ more firefighters
per shift to protect their citi-
zens. Additionally, Mr. Johnson
referenced the fire chief as hav-
ing "a bid salary," that went
along with his "big budget."
Just keeping the comparison to
DeSoto and Okeechobee, our
fire chief is $10,000 to $25,000
behind those fire chiefs. This is
not reflection on what their
Public Safety Director makes as
our fire chief serves in both
roles.
I would like to ask Mr.
Johnson this; has he forgotten
about his own fire? I speak of
the controlled burn he had on:
his property that got "out of
control" and needed the re-
sponse of the fire department.
Had it not been for the quick
response of your paid county
firefighters, according to the
responding crews, Mr.
Johnson's neighbor's home
would have surely burnt to the
ground. How quickly we forget.
I'm certain his neighbor appre-
ciates him paying his 49 cents
an acre fire assessment that
pays to have the necessary fire-
fighters on duty to respond.
Robert L. Shiver
Taxpayer and Lifelong
Resident of Hardee County,
34 Years as a
Firefighter/Paramedic, :
now retired! ".


first car, too many things to mention. Then came August 1989, my
senior year at Hardee High School, little did I know what June
1990 would bring.
The 1990s took me from Wauchula to college. From USF in
Tampa to UF in Gainesville. I made my college experience last for
half the decade and finally graduated from UF in December 1995.
Cell phones went from being 20 pounds to 20 ounces.
I met my wife and married her and we moved to Eustis in
1996. We both taught at'Eustis High School for the rest of the
decade. What a change from the beginning of the decade, a high
school student'to a high school teacher.
Except for my dad, typewriters became replaced with person-
al computers, even laptops that would fit on your lap in the 1990s.
Fax machines and e-mail started changing the business world. And
overnight and instantly became standard. Dare I say it, online
newspapers became a reality.
Then came the year 2000.
We all thought the world was coming to an end. Do remember
That Y2K? I'm still laughing! People had stock rooms to take them
through the next nuclear war. Then came 2001. For the Kelly fam-
ily it was an amazing year. I left teaching and became the youth
pastor at our church, New Hope Presbyterian in Eustis.
Of course, the world changed on Sept. llth with the terrorist
attacks we experienced. However 2001 most impacted the Kelly
family on the last day of October when we found out our little girl
was born. Three months later, in 2002, we found out our little boy
was on his way. Two October babies, 11 months apart, one boy, one
girl. One happy mommy and one proud daddy, and now nine years
later we are entering a new decade.
Now we mostly tweet each other, or Facebook fills us in on the
daily news we really care about. Myspace and other social com-
munities can be found on the Internet, that way we can tell people


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er we want offline and everyone will think we are OK.
I'll text ya, give me a call, let's download that video and watch
it on the computer, or I tivo'ed the game so don't tell me the score.
I'd say hello but my I-pod, I-touch, I-phone is more fun than pay-
ing attention to you.
I don't know where this decade will lead, but whoever says
they saw this coming should have stopped it.
Pardon me if I like holding my newspaper when I read it, or if
I like to actually turn the pages of my book, instead of clicking next
page. Sorry if I like to speak to people and know they are actually
listening to me and not texting someone.
Don't get me wrong, I use the new technology just as much as
you do and I actually enjoy some of the benefits it offers, but let's
not forget to be real and honest and loving with one another. Even
if it means turning the phone off, shutting the computer down, and
actually looking and listening to someone for more than one
minute.
Try it. Maybe at the end of the decade we will have something
to talk about, besides ourselves.


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are capable of doing, we
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PAGE ONE


Hoop Boys Beat DeSoto


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There were seven ties or lead
changes.
It wasn't'until the fourth
quarter when the Hardee
Wildcats took the lead for good
and held off the DeSoto
Bulldogs' final charge for a 51-
48 victory.
The home win, the second
over DeSoto this season, puts
Hardee in a solid fourth, if not
third place in the Class 3A-
District 11 standings. District
playoffs are next week. If seed-
ed fourth, Hardee would play at
home in a quarter-final game
next Monday. If seeded third,
Hardee would wait until
Wednesday to play versus
Booker at Booker.
Coach Vance Dickey believe
the Wildcats will be seeded
third, behind Southeast and
Booker and ahead of Cardinal
Mooney and DeSoto. Hardee
has beaten Mooney and DeSoto
twice each this season.
The win over DeSoto was
one of two games for the
Wildcats last week. They also
played at top-seed Southeast on
Friday night.
At Wauchula earlier in the
season, they lost a heartbreak-
ing 55-53. But last Friday, they
were caught flat-footed and lost
91-69.
Against DeSoto, it was a
pretty evenly match. Each team
had five sophs. Desoto had
more height and Hardee had
more speed. Both had three-
point shooters.
DeSoto, got the early rush
with soph Jonathan Richardson
and classmate Kavaris Polk
leading the way.
They took a 5-0 lead two
minutes into the game before
Hardee got going.
When Keshun Rivers re-
bounded a D'Vonte Hooks shot,
it got Hardee going. Shortly


Hooks rebounded a shot to
make it a 5-4 game. The teams
traded shots as it was 7-6, 9-8,
11-10. The first quarter ended
with DeSoto up 13-10.
Andrew Hooks started the
second session with a trey to tie
the game. He hit another to give
Hardee its first lead. Three min-
utes later, it was tied 19-19. For
the rest of the first half, the
teams traded advantages, but a
shot at the buzzer gave DeSoto
a 25-28 edge.
DeSoto came out fired up for
the second half, getting the
lead up to 39-33, before Hardee
turned it around. By the end of
the third stanza, Hardee had
come within two points, 41-39.
A Jajuan Hooks shot from the
corner was rebounded by
AlNdrew Hooks and it was a tie
game 30 seconds into the final
period. Shortly Jajuan Hooks
was fouled'and hit both free
shots.
The Hardee lead grew quick-
ly and was 49-41 midway
through the period. DeSoto
wouldn't quit, but had two play-
ers foul out before the final
minute. When Harris notched a
trey to make it 51-48 with 30
seconds left, it was hard for
Hardee not to panic. In the last
few seconds, Hardee managed
to miss free throws and give
DeSoto an opportunity to tie the
game. The Harris shot failed.
Jajuan Hooks rebounded and
held the ball as time ran out.
Harris finished with 17 points
for DeSoto, with no other
DeSoto player in double digits.
For Hardee, Andrew Hooks
topped out with 15 points and
Jajuan Hooks had 13. Antjuan
Jones and D'Vonte Hooks each
had eight,.Tre' Anderson .had
five and Rivers two points.
Carl "Junior" Brown,
grabbed eight rebounds and a
blocked shot and Jajuan Hooks
and Andrew Hooks each had


seven rebounds.
At Southeast on Friday night,
Hardee never quite got going.
Southeast ran out to a 30-19
first-quarter advantage and
made it 48-33 .by halftime, car-
rying it on to 66-50 at the end of
the third and finishing with a
flurry to win 91-69.
R. Smith had 29 points and A.
Richards 22 for Southeast.
For Hardee, Jajuan Hooks
was high man with 14 points,
Jones had 11 and Andrew
Hooks had 10. Brown added
nine, Rivers eight, Anderson
seven, D'Vonte Hooks five,
Alonzo Casso three and Sammy
Cisneros two points.
The JV boys had one of their
best outing against DeSoto.
They were up 10-9 at the end of
a defensive first period, and
down 22-20 at halftime. They
tied it at 22-all early in the third,
only to fall behind 33-26 with a
DeSoto surge at the end of the
third.
Midway through the fourth,
Hardee had caught up to 34-32
but couldn't quite get over the
hump, losing 38-34.
Que Hightower had 15 to'
lead DeSoto, while Ricardo
Fermin had a dozen to pace
Hardee. Jimmy Vallejo added
10 points, Daniel Boehm and
Murrell Winter each four, and
Bobby Brown and Jessie
Belcher each two points. Josh
Fowler helped in the floor
game, especially rebounding
with his height.
At Southeast, Hardee could-
n't get going, down 17-6 after
the first period and finishing
61-19.
Vallejo had 10 points for
Hardee, with Fermin at three,
and Brown, Belcher and Fowler
each two points. Winter and
Boehm played often too, as the
short-handed junior Wildcats
couldn't keep up with
Southeast.


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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Leading the varsity charge are (front row, from left) Tre' Anderson, Alonzo Casso,
Sammy Cisneros, Jajuan Hooks and Keshun Rivers; (back) Coach Carl Brown, Antjuan
Jones, D'Vonte Hooks, Coach Travis Bone, Carl 'Junior" Brown, Andrew Hooks and
Head Coach Vance Dickey.


Taking the court for the JV Wildcats are (front row, left to right) Ricardo Fermin, Daniel
Boehm, Bobby Brown and Jimmy Vallejo; (back) Head Coach Rod Smith, Jessie
Belcher, Murrell Winter, Josh Fowler and Coach Shawn Rivers.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Cheering the boys to victory over DeSoto were (first row, from left) Melissa Hartley,
Brittany Hines and Courtney Buckley; (middle row) Jenny Ligon, Valerie Cobb,
.Courtney Peterson and Kayla Owens; (back) Kayla Helveston, JaLyn Smith, Amanda
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COURTESY PHOTO
Daniel Moore & Meg Hackney

Meg Hackney & Daniel

Moore Are Engaged


Ginger Hackney of Wauchula
and Max Hackney of Tallahas-
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of their daughter, Mary Mar-
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The prospective 'groom is a
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By Ted Simonson
TWO KINDS OF GIVING
I have often noticed men standing at the intersection of Route
21 and Route 40 with sings that read, "Will Work For Food." Can
they really be so bad off that they have no food? Will anyone actu-
ally offer these men a job-and pay them in food? Occasionally, I
see these men reach out and receive a bill. Then the car moves on,
the man stuffs the bill in his pocket and resumes his vigil holding
his sign.
One day it hit me. This is the cheapest and easiest charity in
the world! You roll down the window, hand out a bill, then roll up
the window and move on. It's the kind of charity that takes only a
moment and then you get on with your life. It's not messy, the way
things can get when you happen to live with the people you are giv-
ing to. You don't have to hire that shabbily dressed beggar and
supervise him to see how well he works on the job:
In my opinion, giving money is the easiest way to give, a lot
easier than giving your time, for instance.
But, there is another kind of giving. It involves people who
recognize all of God's gifts to them and who show their love by
giving to others joyfully, spontaneously, generously. John Bunyan
put it this way: "A man there, was and they called him mad. The
more he gave, the more he had."
Contrary to popular belief, we do not get exhausted by giving
this way. We get exhausted from other things. Protecting your life
will exhaust you. Fighting for your rights will exhaust you, but not
giving.
So give . give . give to everyone who will receive. Give
joyfully. Give recklessly..And God will fill you up so that you will
never run out!


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Malia Ann Chamlee of
Winter Haven has announced
the plans for her upcoming mar-
riage to David L. Langston Jr.
of Winter Haven.
The couple will exchange
vows this Saturday afternoon at
the First United Methodist
Church of Lake Wales. Music
will begin at 4 o'clock, with the
wedding ceremony commenc-
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Following the wedding, a


reception will be held at the
Lake Ashton Country Club in
Winter Haven.
The bride-to-be is the daugh-
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City and the late Lisa Chamlee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Julie and Jay Ellis of
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Langston Sr. of St. Cloud.
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Dispelling the myth that its
kind of music is aimed solely at
classical music lovers, the Saint
Louis Brass will present a pro-
gram of nice variety when it
appears at South Florida
Community College on Satur-
day, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., in the
SFCC University Auditorium,
Highlands Campus.
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French horn, a trombone, and a
tuba, put them in the hands of
virtuoso performers, add some
lighthearted demonstrations,
and you have the Saint Louis
Brass. The concert starts as any
concert might, but as it moves
along the music gets lighter and
the quintet presents the humor-
ous demonstrations for which it
is famous.
"We have a lot of fun with
the audience," said trombonist
Melvyn Jernigan. "It starts off
really kind of straight and then
gets lighter as we go along."
Jernigan is a music educator
who performed with the Saint
Louis Symphony Orchestra in
addition to his quintet role.
In addition to Jernigan,
members of the quintet include
trumpet soloists Allan Dean and
Ray Sasaki, hornist Thomas
Bacon and Daniel Perantoni on
tuba. The program will include
be David Hickman's arrange-
ment of "Carnival of Venice,"
featuring all the members as
soloists even Perantoni on


tuba. Dean has written many of
the arrangements including
some songs and music of the
Renaissance plus tangos by the
Argentinian Astor Piazzolla.
Humorous demonstrations
offered by the quintet have
served to enhance their reputa-
Stion as an extraordinary musical
group. One such demonstration
will focus on the history of the
brass instruments all the way
from the time of King Tut to the
present including the straight
trombone and the French horn
fashioned from a 12-foot sec-
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The Quintet has existed for
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country and internationally.
The musicians have been fund-
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Arts Council, the Illinois Arts
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$1,500 FOR KEY CLUB


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Kevin Moore, president of Hardee County Youth Sports, Inc., spoke to the Wauchula
Lions Club on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Faith Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Little
League Baseball was organized in Wauchula in 1962. Local sports leaders left Little
League in 2005 and joined the Dixie organization. Hardee Youth Sports has a 2010
budget of $124,500 of income and $116,000 of expenses. In 2009 there were 51 Hardee
teams with 600 players and 150 coaches for baseball, softball and T-ball. The teams
were for boys and girls ages 4 to 15. The seasons run from early January until late May.
Moore said the Sheriff's Office does a background check on all coaches, volunteers
and board members. From left are Doug Knight, vice president of Hardee County
Softball; Moore, and Lions president Talmadge Albritton.


MULTIPLE HONORS


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Jan. 26, gave $1,500 to the Hardee High
School Key Club to help members attend the state convention. The Key Club is spon-
sored by the Kiwanis Club. From left are club president Thomas Trevino, Key Club pres-
ident Gonzalo Rodrigo Saldivar, and Key Club advisor Susan Barton. The Kiwanis Club
meets on Tuesday noon at Panda Restaurant and has 51 members.


$500 BOY SCOUTS


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Jan. 26, gave $500 to Boy Scout Troop 813 of
Wauchula to help buy some tents for camping. The troop has 14 members. From left
are Boy Scout committee member Sam Fite and club president Thomas Trevino. The
club also voted to give $500 for earthquake relief in Haiti.


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"Cinderella" at the recent South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach and took Reserve
Grand Champion Heifer honors. In the Open Angus Show she also won Reserve Junior
Heifer Champion, Reserve Intermediate Heifer Champion, Senior Champion Female,
Reserve Junior Bull Calf and Reserve Grand Champion Heifer. In the Junior Angus
Show she took home the awards of Intermediate Heifer Champion, Senior Heifer
Champion and Junior Bull Calf Champion. She also took home second place in
Showmanship. Destiny is a member of the Hardee Beef & Bacon 4-H Club and began
showing heifers when she was 7. She now is an eighth-grade Honor Roll student at
Hardee Junior High School. Destiny is the daughter of Tim and Nell McCauley.


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CHRISTOPHER WINGATE
Marine Corps Pvt. Christ-
opher L. Wingate graduated
from 12-week basic training in
Parris Island, S. C. on Nov. 24,
2009.
He is the son of Jack and
Theresa Lambert of Wauchula
and grandson of Virginia
Rehberg of Zolfo Springs and
the late Herman Rehberg. He is
a 2005 Hardee High School
graduate.
Pvt. Wingate went on to com-
plete combat training at Camp
Geiger, N.C. on Jan. 5, 2010
and is now at Fort Leonard
Wood in Missouri in MOS
school.
Marine training challenges
recruits and veterans both phys-
ically and mentally, beginning
at 5 a.m. three-mile runs and
calisthenics for conditioning
and hours of classroom assign-
ments and field training.

Let your capital be simplic-
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BRADLEY ADCOX
Air Force Airman Bradley W.
Adcox graduated from basic
military training at Lackland
Air Force Base, San Antonio
. Texas.
The 2009 Hardee High
School graduate is the son of
John and Kathy Adcox of
Wauchula, who are proud of his
achievement, along with grand-
father Glenn Weinhold of
Wauchula, brother Mike Adcox
of Wauchula, sister Kim Noyce
and.brother Greg Adcox, both
of Flint, Mich. and sister Angel
Fabozzi of Orlando.
He is now attending Tech
Security Forces School at
Lackland and will graduate in
March. Then, he will be sta-
tioned in Moody Field in
Georgia.
'The airman completed an
intensive eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness and basic warfare princi-
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Marine Corps Recruit Depot,
Parris Island, S. C.
The 2009 graduate of Har-
dee High School is the son of
Arnold and Amy Lanier of
Zolfo Springs.
He goes on to further training
at Camp LeJune, N.C.
Basic training challenges new
Marine recruits both physically
and mentally. Lanier and his
fellow recruits began their
training at 5 p.m. by running
three miles and performing cal-
isthenics.
In addition to the physical
conditioning program, Lanier
spent numerous hours in class-
room and field assignments
which included learning first
aid, uniform regulations, com-
bat water survival, marksman-
ship, hand-to-hand combat and
assorted weapons training.
They performed close order
drill and operated as a small
infantry unit during field train-
ing.
They received instruction on
the Marine Corps' core val-
ues-honor, courage and com-
mitment, and what the core val-
ues mean in guiding personal
and professional conduct.
The recruits ended the train-
ing phase with The Crucible, a
54-hour, team evolution culmi-
nating in an emotional ceremo-
ny in which recruits are present-
ed the Marine Corps Emblem,
and addressed as "Marines" for
the first time in their careers.
I think the next best thing
to solving a problem is
finding some humor in it.


Soccer Boys Bow Out


The Green Acres home-
school 4-H club held its month-
ly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14
at the Hardee County Extension
Office.
On Jan. 21, the club went to
the Alafia River Rendezvous.
People gave amazing illustra-
tions about how the Florida pio-
neers lived, such as black-
smithing, weaving, nutrition,
how they hunted with different
tools that they made by. hand,
how they started fires, etc., and
especially how they made kettle
corn by cooking it in a large
iron kettle, mixing it with
brown sugar, and maple syrup.
Not to mention old bluegrass
music people played using fid-
dles, banjos and guitars (loved
it). It was quite an adventure
and everyone had fun (and got
worn out).
On Thursday of Feb. 4, the
club will be going on an ice-
skating field trip in Ellenton.
The rink we're going to is the
very rink where figure-skating
couples train for the winter
Olympics. It's going to be
"cool" and very fun.
Green Acres will be holding
its next monthly meeting on
Feb. 11 at the same place we
always meet, the Hardee
County Extension Office.
Green Acres home-school
club is all about fun and leader-
ship, and. most of all, serving
our community. If there's any-
one in Hardee County that's
home-schooled, or that you
know is home-schooled, it
would be great to have y'all. If
you're interested about joining,
just call the club leaders Duane
and Joy Brummett at 773-38095
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat soccer
team finished a successful sea-
son in the second round of the
district playoffs.
The 'Cats finished the regular
season 7-3-1 and were opti-
mistic going into the district
semifinals.
Unfortunately, the Cardinal
Mooney cougars were too and
eked out a 3-2 victory over
Hardee to advance to the cham-
pionship game.
During the season, Hardee
had beaten Mooney 2-0 and tied
1-1. Coach Gilbert Vasquez had
been working on some new for-
mations and had tweaked them
in the2-1 win in the final regu-
lar season game at Kathleen on
Jan. 21.
"Even though the game
against Kathleen High was a
non-district game, it was crucial
to the team. We have been
working on a new formation at
practices, and we tried it out in
the game; now we can tweak it
for the district games," Vasquez
said then.
At Kathleen, senior captains
Ivan Narvaez, Ezequiel Moran
and Martin Vega led the attack.
But, five minutes into the game,
freshman Miguel Garcia passed
to his classmate Armando
Alvarez for the first score of the
game.
Fifteen minutes later, Alvarez
passed the ball to his right mid-
field to find Vega, who man-
aged a power kick into the net.
Hardee led 2-0.
"Kathleen fought hard all
night to close the gap in score,


but were only able to get on the
scoreboard .with four minutes
left in the game when junior
goalie Kyle Bodeck slipped on
the wet grass after a save.
"With the ball in his hands,
and a bit off-balance, he fell to
his left side and the ball fell
from his hands and slowly
rolled into the net," reported
Vasquez, glad the final score
was Wildcats 2-Red Devils 1. i
With its record, Hardee was
second seed in the Class 3A-
District 11 tournament, and
playing third-seed Mooney.
Hardee found the early score
when Moran managed to score
after several attempts in the
same push by other Wildcats.
The score stayed that way until
halftime, with Hardee up 1-0.
The Cougars scored in' the
second half, and the Wildcats
answered quickly to retake the
lead. Senior Narvaez got this
one in. But Mooney had a pair
of unanswered scores to go in
front 3-2. "The Wildcats were
unable to even or surpass the
score," said a disappointed'
Coach Vasquez.
He will lose a large group of
seniors beside Narvaez, Vega
and Moran. Others are Valentin
Rosales, Christian Avila, and
Emidio Macedo.
However, coming back are
Armando Alvarez, Octavio
Alvarez, Taylor Barlow,
Bodeck, Miguel Garcia, Jose
Garcia, Daniel Lopez, Eduardo
Macedo, Edgar Narvaez,
Enrique Zamora, Jose Lopez,
Leonardo Deloera, Celistino
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Awards Given To Football Players


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2009 Class 2A District 6
champion Wildcats enjoyed
dinner and reaped rewards for
their successful season.
The Jan. 25 event was held at
the high school cafeteria and
auditorium, with the coaches
wives presenting the food and
their spouses giving out awards.
A season video was shown
and presented to the players,
with six of them also coming in
for some special awards.
Quarterback Ezayi Youyoute
took the L. Dale "Dooley"
Carlton Award, presented by
former coach Dale Carlton.
Dooley Carlton was an an-
nouncer for the Wildcat football
team for many years and was a
coach during the 1940s. The
award recognizes outstanding
leadership and dedication in the
sport of football.
Next was the Caleb Skita
Award, presented to Tyler
Alden, a linebacker and offen-
sive lineman, by Coach Steve
Rewis. The award was estab-
lished by former coach Derren
Bryan in memory of the senior
who died in a motorcycle acci-
dent shortly before graduation
in 2001. Skita was a four-year
started on both offense and,
defense and "displayed extreme
dedication, courage and pursuit
of excellence in the game of life
and football." The award recog-
nizes an individual who exem-
plifies these qualities.
Defensive back and punter
Conner Davis was the recipient
of the Coach Bob Martin Award
for outstanding citizenship, aca-
demic achievement and leader-
ship. It was presented by Coach
Martin's grandson Brandon
Sellers. Martin was the Hardee
coach for 27 season and was the
fifth most winning coach in
Florida high school history. He
led the Wildcats to the state
championship runner-up in
1995, the second trip to the state
title game. He succumbed to
leukemia in 2003.
The Dickey Memorial Award
was presented by Coach John
Sharp to Jake Nowakowski, a
Wildcat tight end/ receiver.
Charles C. and William B.
Dickey were Wildcat linemen
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Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Jan. 4-15. 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
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attaining the goals for which
Key Club strives." the Key
Club presents it annually in
memory of the brothers.
Charles went to West Point
where he later served as an
instructor before giving his life
in the Vietnam conflict. Bill
perished in an parachute acci-
dent while attending the
Citadel.
The Luther Colbert Sports-
manship Award was presented
by publisher Jim Kelly to his
son Jonathan, an offensive line-
man. Colbert was a long-time
sportswriter, and a booster of
Wildcat athletics, for whom the
Wildcat Stadium press box is
named.
Finally, Head Coach Tim
SPrice presented the Martin
Roberts award for .dedication
and achievement in the sport of
football to linebacker/running
back Antjuan Jones. Roberts
was a Wildcat supporter for
many years and. his family
established the award in his
memory.
All 16 seniors recognized by
Coach Price for the leadership
and determination to "go all the
way," in 2009.
Youyoute was the only four-
year varsity player. Getting
three-year awards were Conner
'Davis, Dalton Farr, Nick
Battles, Jones and Alden. Two-
year awards went to Nowa-
kowski, Kelly, Carson Davis,
Tony Valdez, Cody Hernandez,
SLunior St. Louis, Devin Harris,
Jesus Villegas and Martin Vega.
Mary Braddock got a first-year
letter.
Underclassmen also received
their letters/certificates. Jarius
.Lindsey was the only three-year
junior player. Jake Mayer got a
two-year award and first-year
awards went to Karem Rich-
ardson, Andy Hunt, Jimmy
Vallejo, Michael Forester and
Quinton Carlton.
Tenth graders continued the
awards, with Mikey Retana the
only two-year award recipient.
Others getting letters were
D'Aundre Rivers, Deonte
Evans, Colby Baker, Andrew
Hooks, Justin Knight, Dawson
Crawford and Wentz Terrell.
Freshman Jesus Zuniga also
received a letter.




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PHOTOS BY JIM & JEAN KELLY
Quarterback Ezayi Youyoute (left) received the L. Dale
Carlton Award from Dale Carlton


Defensive back Conner Davis (left) received the Coach
Bob Martin Award from his grandson Brandon Sellers.


Receiver Jake Nowakowski (left) received the Dickey
Memorial Award from Coach John Sharp.


The Luther Colbert Sportmanship Award was presented
was presented by Jim Kelly (left) to his son Jonathan, a
defensive lineman.


Many a man fails to
become a thinker for the
sole reason that his memo-
ry is too good.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

You don't stop laughing
because you grow old. You
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laughing.
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Alden (left) by Coach Steve Rewis.


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12,000# $2,500, barn poles 8'-29'
$15-$60 (50 total) all $2,800, 3'
wide 26 guage R panels, 10'-30'
over 10,000 sq. ft. $3500, Bobcat
6'-6" front bucket $350. 941-321-
9200 2:4-3:4p
18' GOOSENECK for sale. New
tires, new railing and new paint.
All steel, heavy duty & Kubota
Tractor w/bucket and backhoe.
Call to come and see. 863-781-
3712. 1:14-2:11p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc
To find yourself, think for
yourself.


WE BUY JUNK CARS. 863-781-
4460. 1:14tfc
WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk
cars. Pickup available. Crooms
Salvage. 781-3767. 27tfc
2002 ISUZU RODEO Sport Dark
Green 127,000 miles excellent
condition all new brakes, new
front tires, new windshield $4500
735-2415. 1:28tfc
1995 JEEP WRANGLER 6" lift 6
cyl. Auto New tires 863-832-1382
$4500. 2:4-3:4p
2007 CHEW TRAILBLAZER SS
45k miles, like new. v8 auto
$22,000 863-832-1382. 2:4-3:4p
2003 HONDA Shadow Spirit, new
tires 6044 miles $4500 863-832-
1382. 2:4-3:4p
2006 HONDA VTX 1300 Many
extras 5380 miles $11,000. 863-
832-1382. 2:4-3:4p
1999 F250 4 door 4x4 $5500 cash
781-1062. I.2:4c


2004 PT Cruiser 85,000 miles
$4250781-1062. 2:4c
2002 FORD F150 4x4 truck
116,000 miles, extended cab,
$6100, call 863-781-0210.
2:4-3:4p
2005 FORD Eddie Bauer
Expedition, Approx. 65,000 miles
$15,000 call 863-781-0210.
2:4-3:4p


NEED A PERSON with skills in
mechanical, electrical and/or con-
struction to learn the petroleum
equipment business. This posi-
tion requires a drivers license
with a clean record. We are will-
ing to train the right person, but
need a person with ambition,
energy and willingness to excel
and take pride in their work and
job. If this sounds like a position
you may be qualified for, please
contact us at (863) 773-2213 for
an appointment and to fill out an
application. Pay will depend upon
experience and qualification. EOE
DFWP 2:4tfc


Bill Bo's ire


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ALF seeks PRN floor/kitchen
help. Cooking experience and
clean background required.
Apply at 298 Resthaven Rd. Zolfo
Springs. '2:4c
BARTENDERS Needed Experi-
ence necessary, Bowling Green
Country Club, 245 Hwy. 17
Bowling Green. 375-9988, 214-
5645. 2:4c
MA/CNA/LPN Needed for PRN
help at Heartland Pediatrics of
Wauchula. Please fax resume to
863-767-1763. 1:28,2:4c


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W THE PALMS

( Available for
Immediate Occupancy

$99 Move In Special through February 28"
*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
Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider c12:4-28 .



Hardee Car Company


Car As Low As
$499.00 Down!


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Monday Thursday Friday & Saturday
10 am to 7 pm 10 am to 7:30 pm


Wauchula
(scross from
Flrst National
Bank)
773-6667


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


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New Tires Include .
Free Mount & Balance
Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires
BIG SALE ON
ALL TIRES.
73-0777 773-0727
16 REA Rd., Wauchula
VIsA ... (across from Billy Ayers
'A /Wal-Mart) Tire Technician
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214 E. Orange St. Wauchula


(across from Klassix)
* 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


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

Special Of The Week
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3 BR 2 Bath Custom built CB home in Bowling Green -
Brand New Double pane windows Energy efficient
appliances Central air & heat 2 car garage over
1,600 sqft under roof. $145,000.00
3 BR 1.5 BA CB home Central air/heat carport new paint-
ing new flooring Ready to go. Reduced $89,000.00
3 BR CB home in Wauchula Almost 2,000 sq ft under roof -
central air/heat $79,900.00
Investment Opportunity 3BR 2BA on 1 acres Listed @
$56,000.00. Bring all offers possibility of Short Sale.





WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!


LB


Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can
access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net


After hi
Oralla D. Flores (863) 781-2955
John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Jessie Sambrano


OPPORUNIT
~OUA. OIUS*IG


Tony Flores (863) 781-0744
Noey A.Flores (863) 781-4585
(863) 245-6891 cl2


PRICE REDUCED QUICK SALE
2 Bedroom 2 Bath Double Wide
Mobile Home Located in Crystal Lake
Village, nice location. Carport and
attached utility/workshop.
Reduced to $16,500.00 obo.
First National Bank of Wauchula
863-773-4136 1:28,2:40


Family Support Workers
Immediate job openings available for the Bowling Green
and South Highlands centers. Experience working with
families in the areas of crisis intervention, accessing
services, and support group facilitation and parenting
education. Ability to relate well to parents, staff and local
agencies. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Must
have valid Florida Drivers License and reliable trans-
portation. Must be able to work flexible hours, evening
work required and travel for training. Apply at local
Heartland Workforce, One-Stop Career by February 19,
2010.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age or national ori-
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(863) 773-2128


REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
W REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
John Oneal 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.


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS......-..781-0153 SANDY LARRISON...... 8320130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MONICA REAS.............781-0888,
DAVID ROYAL...........781-3490 KAREN SIMMERS......781-7633
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
19 **B.4


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863-314-0846
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20 acs zoned industrial on
Hwy 17. $964,310!
2.6 acs on paved rd
w/2BR/1BA MH being sold as
is. $52,000!
What a great price! New
3BR/2BA, 1700SF CB home
in Zolfo Springs w/carport,
large yard, tile/carpet
floors! $140,000!
Great starter home!
3BR/1BA CB home w/central
A/C, city utilities, hardwood
floors, pine ceilings,
deep back yard. Appliances
included! $77,900!
PRICE REDUCED!
3BR/1BA CB home sits on
extra large lot, almost ac, in
Wauchula. Central
A/C, pole barn in back yard.
$65,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 5 acs
on paved rd 7 miles from
Wauchula. High & dry pas-
tureland ready for
your home or agriculture use.
$49,900!
Stellar location w/dble rd
frontage! 10 ac Val grove
has 6" well, diesel power unit,
drain tile, micro-jets!
$130,000!


PRICE REDUCED! Week-
end getaway cabin! Sits on
22 ac fenced pastureland
w/established oaks, 4" well, 2
barns, private rd! NOW
$190,000! .
PRICE REDUCED! Large
corner lot in Wauchula,
zoned C-l, has huge house
w/lots of potential.
$122,500!
PRICE REDUCED! Park-
like setting w/trees galore for
this 12.5 acs & 2008
3BR/2BA MH. Enjoy
nature as you stroll around
tlis beautiful property!
$179,000!
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!
High & dry pastureland! 10
ac improved, fenced land on
private rd is attractive
homesite, or perfect for cat-
tie/horses! $140,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Possible
owner financing! Gorgeous
37 acs on the Peace River
has native areas, tree lined
paths, open pasture, hiking
trails & 1400ft of river
frontage. Property is
fenced. NOW $494,000!


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PART TIME Truck Driver For WHEELCHAIR 4 wheel Merits,
Ornamental Plant Nursery. Apply: $250 and a 3 wheel Shuttle, $250.
Peace River Growers, 3521 N. 863-781-3767. :7tfc
Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs, FL
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4BR PLUS BONUS 2 1/2 bath, 96
acres. 863-773-4207 or 863-781-
5595. 11:12tfc
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LOST BLACK BRANGUS BULL,
SR 66, Zolfo Springs. 863-735-
2782. 2:4p


FOUND MANS WALLET in Winn
Dixie parking lot, call to claim
773-6470. 2:4nc
LOST on Jan. 21 Mini chihuahua
Brown female off Hwy 62 773-
9298. 1:28,-2:4p


HONEY BEE BOX with lots of
extra materials, Jessie 767-8814.
2:4p


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2/2 MOBILE HOME In Charlie
Creek, $46,000. Bart @ Ranch &
Grove Realty. 863-781-0551.
1:12-2:18p


60'x14' 2BR/2BA, large living
room, large kitchen, all appliances,
including dishwasher, metal
shed, extra large carpot, 55+
park, Fort Meade, $13,900 OBO,
863-245-9315. 2:4.11


MOBILE HOMES Bank repos for
sale at low prices. Financing
available. 941-380-1187.
12:24tfc
2/2 DW/MH Carport and attached
utility/workshop, located in
Crystal Lake Village. $16,500'
OBO 863-773-4136. 1:28,2:4c


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FREE to good home- 3. beautiful
kittens. 773-4912 2:4nc
2 FEMALE German Shepherd, 9
weeks old. $150 each, 863-245-
2669. 2:4p


* Trimming
* Removal
* Stump Grinding


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

(863) 261-3729 (863) 261-3759
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NICE 5BR/2 1/2 Ba, Family Room, Screen Room
w/Spa on 1 Ac. Close to School. Call to See!
$164,900


Call Sue Birge

863-781-3536
Zu0pW & Associates
Licensed Real Estate Broker
301 John Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941-388-5575 cc:4e







Frank Vasquez, Lie. Real Estate Broker
863.781.4133
Mary Jane Tindell, Sales Associate
863.448.2811
Michael Boyett, Sales Associate
863.781.2827
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
2BR/1BA mobile home, Zolfo Springs $35,000
*30 Warehouse Unit, Zolfo Springs, Hwy. 66 & 17. $85,000
Owner motivated, MAKE OFFER!
*3BR, 1BA big corner lot, 409 E. Bay, Wauchula $177,500
2BR, 1BA, Avon St., BG, near elem. school $59,900
Convenience Store with gas pumps, Avon Park $350,000 cl2:4c


SJIM SEE R

206 North 6th Avenue
Office (863)773-0060
www.jimse

James V. See, Jr., Broker
MAKE AN OFFER! 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 $127,000.

ON THE WATER! 2 BR/2 BA mobile home in
Punta Gorda. Located on a deep water canal
that leads into Charlotte Harbor. Buyer conces-
sions possible. $125,000!

GOLF COURSE HOME! 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.

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


ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a' 10 ACRES, 4BR/2BA double wide,
pet or are looking for a new one,_1,700 sq. ft., high & dry, all-
the City of Wauchula invites you fenced, may be divided. 863-781-
to come and see if you can find 5517. 1:14-2:11p
the pet you're looking for. The EXTRAORDINARY HOME, 2,635
Wauchula Animal Control is locat- sq. ft. brick home, additional 684
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please sq. ft. recreation room and bath,
call 773-3265 or more informa- Large lot with landscaping and
tion. tfc-dh irrigation. 3 bedrooms with an


FREE 3 grown rabbits 767-0008.
2:4nc
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



I BUY MORTGAGES for cash with
quick closing. 863-832-1984.
1:14-4:22p
ONE ACRE FOR SALE, Seminole
Trail. 773-2179, 781-5828 after
10:00 a.m. 1:14-2:11p
2007 MOBILE HOME on peaceful
1/4 acre lot. Immaculate 2 bed 2
bath, appliances, CHA, Public
water with septic tank. Easy
access to Wauchula or Avon Park.
Excellent "Winter" home for
retirees. NO lot rental fees, cheap
property taxes, and low mainte-
nance. Owner Financing avail-
able. $39,900, 231-335-9260-
Rusty Kitchens. 1:28-2:25p


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e, Wauchula, FL 33873
Evening (863)773-4774
erealty.com
* James V. See, Sr., Broker


Realtor Associates
I Ben Gibson ...... .(941)737-2800 Robert
I Calvin Bates ..... .(863)381-2242 John H
Dusty Albritton ... .(863)781-016 c12:4c Rick K


Ben Gibson


Jones .......(863)781-1423
I. Gross .... .(863)273-1017
night ...... .(863)781-1396


HELLO, MY NAME is Danny Miller HAPPY HOME *Apartments 1BR
Sand I own a 3000 sq. ft home with 1BTH,. central A/H, great neigh-
3 BR 2 Bth. Looking for a room borhood in FT. Meade. $450 a
mate on room mates to share month, security required.863-21A-
expenses with. Male or Female. 5645, 2:4c
$500.00 a month that covers 2BR/1BA, a/c, no pets, $450
everything but food. Call anytime monthly, $300 deposit, 1594 Old
after 4:00 767-1212. 2:4D -1 .- w -...,,. u,.
RmdJ,.,n Wl. hlu.*.~ Hi.ll


2BR 1B, Recently Renovated
Home In city. large fenced yard.
$650 per month. 863-491-8110
2:4,11p
5 ACRES ZOLFO country setting,
3/1 SWMH, new model, upgrades,
$225 weekly $1000 security, utili-
ties included. No pets No
Smoking. Refrences required.
772-418-2876 2:4,11 p
FREE, FURNISHED 1 bed for
mature person with double cab
truck or van. personal help and
daily animal care. $400 security.
954-629-4486. 2:4p
3/2 HOUSE, RIVERVIEW Area.
Large fenced yard, garage, $800
month, 1st Last 863-735-1953
2:4-3:4
2 BR 1 Bth 402 East 4th street
Zolfo Springs (863)781-3767 or
(863)773-0637 2:4tfc


office, 3 bathrooms in main
house, Full-sized pool and sepa-
rate hot tub, Large wood burning
fireplace, Owner financing option,
$269,000. 1190 East Hibiscus Dr.,
Bartow, FL, Email-hlbiscushome-
inbartow@verlzon.net or call 863-
781-0384. 1:28,2:4c


2000 KZ SPORTSMAN 28 ft 5th
wheel, large slide, new skirting
and steps installed last season,
also has a shed, lot rent paid thru
April. May be seen Pioneer Creek
RV Park, Lot 0-8 In Bowling
Green. Asking $7,000. Call 517-
719-6348. 1:14-2:11p
FOR SALE 1995 PACE ARROW
37' motor home, make offer. John
Deer 773-6661. 7:30tfc
2007 FOREST RIVER, Enclosed
dual tandom trailer setup for 2
motorcycles 7000 # cap., $4000
863-832-1382. 2:4-3:4
2006 Grassyoak ATV, must see,
$2500, 781-1443. 1:28-2:25p
1994 HITCH HIKER II 28 ft 5th
wheel available late March $6000
furnished or $5000 unfurnished.
774-279-1166 Very good condi-
tion. 1:28-2:25p




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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchull, FL 33873


Breath-taking views from this Lake Buffum
property! 30 acres with lovely 3B/2Bth, 2
offices, brick home with all amenities; 4779
total sq.ft., built in 2006; porches, gazebo, out-
side storage. Call Delois to see! $1,200,000
OWNER ANXIOUS TO SELL this 3B/lBth,
CB home in nice neighborhood, walking dis-
tance to schools. Call today to see. Listed at
$79,900
OWNER MAY FINANCE FOR QUALIFIED
BUYERS! 262.52 acres on CR 665 with 3 bed-
room house, paved road frontage, large pines,
100 acres cleared for farming or development,
two small ponds; property can be divided;.
$4000 per acre. Call Delois for more details!
BEAUTIFUL OAKS on large lot and 3B/1.5Bth
home updated with new kitchen appliances,
electric rewired, A/C only 2 years old and like
new roof. OWNER ANXIOUS -Listed at
$129,000
Spacious 4B/3Bth home on 5 acre orange grove!
small apartment included, home and grove
need TLC, 30x40 outside storage. $295,000
3B/2Bth home on one acre; home in excellent
condition, all appliances included, carpet and
tile flooring, outside storage. MUST SEE TO
APPRECIATE! $128,000

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


DIUr etlle n u., auc uiai lulln,
863-559-4579 2:4c
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.
1:14-2:11p
TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT,
CA/H, carpet, $575 plus $400
deposit. 832-1984. 1:14-2:11p
THREE BEDROOM, two bath, CB
house, $800 plus deposit. 832-
1984. 1:14-2:11p
HOUSES AND APARTMENTS for
more information call 773-0123
leave message. 1:14-2:11p
3000 SO. FT. 3 BR 2 Bth LR, DR,
FR, Large Kitchen, office, Zolfo
Springs. $800 first and last month
863-781-4144. 1:28,-2:4p
APT'S FOR RENT 773-6667. 2:4c


/ Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines
/ Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions










Topsy See
* REAL ESTATE
773-5994 o
Topsy See
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $29,900. -
2BR 2B 1498 sq ft home sets on 4 1/2 acres in very quiet setting halfway
between Wauchula and Avon Park. $1L.;00t. $100,000.
App. 58 Acres. Great for development property. High and dry. Reduced to
$10,000 per acre.
7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. 6" well $98,000 Reduced to $88,000
Popash Rd.
3BR 2B 2005 DW Mobile Home Very Modern all appliances set on 5.4 acres
all fenced~w/iEing130,006.

STopsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
cl2:4c 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net I
Doris Lambert
SCB/Stucco home built in 2004, located in family
neighborhood; 3B/2Bth, tile and carpet floors,
large eat-in kitchen, spacious bedrooms. Call to
see! $130,000
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,
excellent bird watching! $225,000
"Old Florida" oaks on this 10 acre tract with
3B/2Bth M/H; secluded and fenced; 2 iells.
$150,000
3B/2Bth older home with 2 gas fireplaces,
recently updated, lovely landscaping. $130,000
Completely furnished Suncrest M/H, 2B/1.5Bth
on corner lot; 1800 sq.ft. with 2 storage build-
ings; move in ready. $45,000
2B/1Bth M/H, lovely yard and large screened
porch; convenient location. $38,000
Lovely 5.3 acres, shaded with large oaks.,
$55,000
5 acres with paved road frontage; make an offer
on this property. Listed at $65,000
BAiLES ROAD in eastern Hardee 14.74 acres,
large pond; native trees, very secluded.
$195,000

.AN COUNT ON |R
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker 4
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971 0


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U.S. Hwy. 17 Bowling Green

375-4441
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SE HABLA ESPAOL


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


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3 Commercial building lots, zoned C-2. Located
just 1 block off Hwy 17 Southbound. Great loca-
tion for duplexes or other commercial operation.
Reduced to $92,500.
20 acres with deep well. Zoned agricultural.
$350,000.
Lake June House! 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath with over
200 feet on Lake June. Includes Jacuzzi, Sauna,
Dock & Boathouse. $780,000
GREAT HUNTING! 100 acres in SW Hardee
County. Scattered Oaks and Pines on this beauti-
ful site. On County road. Four 4" wells. $5,000
per acre.
GREAT Commercial Site! 2.24 acres zoned C-2
with frontage on Hwy 17, Stenstrom &
Holtsclaw. Can be divided. Super site for com-
mercial operation. REDUCED! $189,500.
POOL Home! 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home.
Double French doors open up to the huge porch
and pool area. Conveniently located in a family
neighborhood right in town. $178,900.


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5 ACRE TRACT fenced for rent,
Avon Park. 305-397-6337 or 305-
758-2106 or 305-508-4694.
1:7-2:18p
2BR/1BA, SFH, large fenced
backyard In city. $650/month, 1st
& last security. 863-491-8110.
3__B 12:31-1:28p.
OWN 3 BR HOME, need room
mate to share expenses. Call any-
time after 4:00 767-1212. 1:25p
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THE CLASS OF '22
A couple of years ago, this column highlighted the Hardee
High School yearbooks that were donated to Cracker Trail
Museum by the Hardee County School Board. Those yearbooks
were very much appreciated, and on many occasions I have used
them for research.
There were a total of 22 yearbooks, representing the years of
1955 through 1981. Missing were years 1970 through 1980. It is
the desire of Cracker Trail Museum to locate these missing years to
make that group complete and, likewise, obtain those yearbooks
from the years 1982 through the present. Please keep this "want
list" in mind as you are going through your closets and attics.
Recently two sisters in Hardee County donated another year-
book. Martha Garza and Suzanne Elliott's mother, Elaine Himrod,

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A page in the 1922 yearbook shows the school's junior
class, the Class of 1923.
was the sister of Gladys McDonald, who graduated from Wauchula
High School in 1922 and Cracker Trail Museum is now the recipi-
ent of this very valuable addition and edition.
While the brown leather cover is very worn, it is evident that
its owner valued this piece of her.:high schooll experiences by its
pristine condition. There are no visible marks, wrlruten ~arsrnen or
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book as a token of her accomplishment as a Wauchula High School
graduate.
She was one of the 22 girls who graduated along with the
seven boys in the Class of 1922 at the brick building located on
Seventh Avenue which would in later years become the Wauchula
Grammar,School, comprised of three separate units.
The faded letters on the front of the 88-year-old Wauchula*
High School yearbook are barely visible, but by tilting the cover a
bit, you will be able to see the word "Wauhi." All through the 96
pages of the yearbook are notations of "Wauhi 22," and the front
page denotes that it was "published by Senior Class Wauchula
High School."
The traditional single photographs of the graduating class
comprise the 10 pages with two or three bvals on each page.
Accompanying the photograph is the graduate's nickname in quo-
tation marks and what appears to be their favorite sayings. For
example, the nickname for Mabry A. Carlton was "Senator" and his
favorite saying was "Aw, shut up." The nickname for Zelma Farr.
was "Beans" and her favorite saying was "Oh shucks."
Later pages include group pictures of the junior, sophomore
and freshman classes. It is interesting to notice that all of the girls
in those photographs are dressed in a white skirt and blouse with a
large tied scarf around the collar. Additionally is found a listing of
each of the class officers with the names of all of those in the group
pictures.
Many of these names are familiar to those of us in Hardee
County who are interested in history, names like J. Clyde "Cooter"
Maddox, also with the Class of 1922; Junior Class members
Clifton Bryant, Edgar Southerland and Oscar Hanchey;
Sophomore Class members Matred Carlton and Frank Taylor; and
Freshman Class members Hubert Sasser, Esther Cherry and Anna
Mae Taylor.
Another section lists the names of all of the alumni of
Wauchula High School, from its first graduating Class in 1906 with
four members including Maude Wilkinson and Leland F Carlton
through the Class of 1921 with its 28 members including Mabry
Carlton, Kervin Revells and Vaughan Driggers.
Your Cracker Trail Museum curator is always faced with a
dilemma when such a precious acquisition as this Wauchula High
School annual is received. Many of its visitors would find true
enjoyment perusing the pages of this most interesting and histori-
cal publication. Some will recognize the names and faces of their
relatives and see the humorous side of perhaps a grandfather when
it is discovered that the favorite saying of J. Clyde Maddox was
"Dad gum."
However, these fragile manuscripts would quickly deteriorate
if they were handled very often. So, therefore, the alternative
thanks to the modern technology of scanners, copy machines and
binding machines is to reproduce such a significant donation and
allow you the opportunity to enjoy this trip back in Hardee High
School's history.
Cracker Trail Museum invites you to visit our research area, sit
in a rocker and let your memories fade back to an era that to many
of us is only recognizable by those names that helped to mold

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J.Clyde Maddox went on to become a judge in Hardee
County. The top picture is that of Gladys Eleanor
McDonald, who was the owner of this 1922 yearbook.
The bottom picture is that of Ina Pearce.
Hardee County's history. Those named in that annual went on to
become judges, county commissioners, doctors, attorneys, piano
instructors, ministers, school teachers and school superintendents.
They left their legacy so this community would continue to pros-
per, learn from its experiences and provide a healthy environment
for future generations.
Won't you consider visiting the museum to view this new
addition and perhaps think about donating some of your precious
memories that may be tucked away in a box, trunk, attic or book-
shelf so others may share them with you?

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain
a thought without accepting it.
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A vivid return to Carlton Country
Recommending special reading for my audience is not an
everyday occurrence. It is today.
This coffee table book/history is titled "This Nearly Was Mine,
A Journey Through Carlton Country." It is coauthored by Dr.
Barbara Castleberry Carlton with historian, Barbara Oehlbeck.
Barbara Carlton is almost a native Floridian, who still lives and
directs vast cattle and citrus operations in Hardee County to our
southeast in Florida. Wauchula is the county seat and home to so
many of the Carlton/McEwen clans. Dr. Carlton still resides on her
ranch east of Wauchula in the Vandola area. She also has holdings
in North Carolina and is a brilliant business lady and rancher. She
will mark and brand them with the best, doesn't mind getting her
hands dirty and is as good of a sportsman's shot with a shotgunas
there is. She will let you miss them then she will get them, always
within the limits of the law.
Barbara is the widow of the late Albert Carlton, my cousin
who lived with my family for a time in Wauchula, but took over
much of the vast Carlton ranching and citrus operations before he
died years ago. Barbara and their four, family children, Will, Pat,
Julie and Charlie, now oversee the Carlton holdings.
"A Journey Through Carlton Country." is filled with history
and subtitles. It traces the history of the Carlton family spread of
cattle lands and citrus in Hardee and surrounding counties.
Barbara Oehlbeck lives in Glades County, and she and Barbara did
the heavy lifting that produced this book, including the great rise of
the Carlton Empire and spreads, including those of the other
Carlton family members such as the late Florida governor, Doyle
E. Carlton, whose properties were in the same area.Doyle Carlton's
record was spotless as the governor and later as a landholder. He
was Florida's excellent governor during the 1920's depression and
took no salary for this. His positions were always as clear as the
clean waters of Troublesome Creek that flowed through his Hardee
County land. The Carltons and the McEwens were related from
their earlier move to Florida from the Carolinas during the 1800's.
The wiser Carltons got the land and made the most of it as ranch-
ers and citrus people.
This new book, "This Nearly Was Mine A Journey Through
Carlton Country," is a must for those who love Florida history or
those who grew up as part of it. I did the foreword at Barbara's
request, because we are all cousins and my father, the late John
Cross McEwen, rode the range with the Carltons and they later
helped elect him three times,as Hardee County Tax Assessor. He
had- a--third grtde education and walked miles to school in
Wauchula, but,^fl-ould adiand I could subtract." Later, he was the
manager of the Florida Farmers Market in Wauchula and Plant City
for years.
Barbara Carlton, in the presentation of her book, wrote of her
"leaving priceless information not only about her nine generational
family, their families and their friends, but often about the daily
challenges for bare living necessities. Their lives were often
fraught with life threatening adversities, yet they were steadfast
pioneers who moved forward without complaint from one genera-
tion to another. Despite wars, disease, tragedy, death, and searing
heat, this book covers more than a century of their lives told by
some who lived well nigh more than a century."
Carlton's undying love and deep devotion to the land and the
creatures that call "the land" home are an integral part of the fabric.
of "This Nearly Was Mine, A Journey Through Carlton Country."
Those who know her know of her love of the land.
Even the cover of this book, a cowboy in saddle, riding home
embracing a child, tells of this wonderful look at the land, the land,
the lard, the land. The book is worth your coffee table.


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tion ofthis book. Dr.
Barbara Castleberry
Carlton is leaving
priceless mnforma-
tion not only about
her nine generational
family, their friends
and their families.
but o fen about their
daily challenges for
bare living neces-
sities. Their lives
were oflen fraught
with llfe-threaiening
ad ersities. yet they
courageously forged
ahead, year after year, making the most of their meager
means in a place \whcrc none of them had e\r before
set foot. These steadfast pioneers made the most of
what they had without complaint. From one generation
to another they endured, in spite of wars, disease, trag-
edy. death, hunger, severe cold and searing heat. This
book covers more than a century of their ih\cs, as told
by some who have lived well-nigh a century.
Her undying love and deep devotion lfr the land and
the creatures that call "the land" home are an integral
part ol'Ihe fabric of'This Nearly Was Mine, A Journe\
Ihrough Carlton Country. I hose who know her belt
vow' that I)r. Barbara is iii Itec with the land Ihis she


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Senior .Mary Braddock just
missed going to state weightlift-
ing.
Braddock competed last
week in the Class IA-Section 8
meet and tied for fourth. It takes
fourth or better to go on to state.
The girl she tied with won on a
match of the weight cards. She
was two pounds lighter for that
weight division.
Braddock had one of her
best outings all season, finish-
ing with 115 in the bench and
125 pounds in the Clean & Jerk.
Coach Jan Brutus was disap-
pointed for Braddock's sake,
"but very proud of her accom-
plishments."
Brutus will lose Braddock,
Macey Reas, Magali Barcenas
and Marisa Shivers to gradua-
tion. Shivers went to sectionals
last season, but was unable to
lift at sub-sectionals this year
and missed going on with
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The 'oacl ., looking for a lot
of new talent next season. "It's
good conditioning for any other
sport," she said. Students at
some high schools at the Travis
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weight-lifting as a regular class
in the off-season from their-
other sports. Many are cheer-
leaders -wanting to build up
strength for their performances.
Brutus will have a small
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NOTICE OF LEGISLATION

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the intent to
apply to the 2010 Legislature and any Special or,
Extended Sessions for passage of an act relating to
Hardee County, amending Chapter 2006-349, Laws of
Florida, relating to the revision of the stated purpose of
the authority to clarify the funding of projects, to
eliminate incorrect cross references, and to amend the
criteria related to public benefit, and provide for an
effective date.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held to consider the second
reading and adoption of the following ordinance.

ORDINANCE 2010 01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COMMISSION
OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR
AMENDMENT OF CITY CODE CHAPTER 54
(PROCUREMENT); PROVIDING FOR AMENDING
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The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordi-
nance at Regular Commission Meeting on Monday,
February 15, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. in the Commission
Chambers at Zolfo Springs Town Hall at which titne the
Town Commission will consider its adoption into law.
The ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the
office of the Town Clerk during regular working hours.
All interested parties may appear at the meeting and
be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
Any person who may wish to appeal any decision
made at this meeting with respect to any matter con-
sidered therein, will need a verbatim record of the
meeting for that appeal, and it is solely the responsi-
bility of that person to ensure that such verbatim
record is made and includes testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based, per Flortia
Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim
transcripts.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accom-
modations to participate in this meeting is asked to
advise the Clerk's Office at least 48 hours before the
hearing by contacting (863) 735-0405 or Fax (863) 735-
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Letter To The Editor

February Is National

Heart Awareness Month


Dear Editor.
February is Heart Awareness
Month and we would like to
raise awareness for CHD
(Congenital Heart Defects).
Our son Jacen was born
March 11, 2008. Moments after
birth, his nurse noticed he
appeared to be blue. He was
sent for tests. Later he was sent
to Winnie Palmer Hospital in
Orlando where it was soon dis-
covered he had a heart defect
.called Hypo Plastic Left Heart
Syndrome (the bottom left ven-
tricle of his heart was closed).
Doctors said it is more than
likely closed seven to eight
days earlier. We were given the
choices: heart transplant, sur-
geries, or just let it go.
The possibilities of a heart
transplant were slim. We later
found out he would not have
been compatible due to collaps-
ing veins. Our best choice for
our son was surgery.
We were told he would need
three surgeries to help correct
his defect, first, the Norwo6d
procedure where the blood is
directed to the lungs through a
shunt. The Norwood must be
done soon after birth. Second,
Sthe Glenn is usually done when
the infants are 4 to 12 months
old. Third, the Fontan when
they are usually 18 months to 3
years old.
The operations create a con-
nection between the veins
returning- low oxygen (bluish)
to heart and Pulmonary artery.
The goal is to allow the right
ventricle to pump only oxy-
genated blood to the body to
prevent or reduce cyanosis
(lower than normal blood oxy-
gen levels). Some infants
require intermediate operations
to achieve this.
Jacen was only 11 hours old
when they put a stent in his tiny
little heart. He also had to be
revived that day. At three days
old he had his first open heart
surgery. Doctors discovered
later, that he had a twisted vein
going from his heart to lungs.
He was then cathed and had a
stent put in to straighten the
vein. They also discovered his
atrial septum was not staying



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252009CA000742
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA, a National Banking
Association organized under the
laws of the United States of
America,
Plaintiff,
VS.
TEREZO L. RAMOS, a single per-
son,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to Final Default Judgment and
Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on January 25, 2010, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
_ the highest and best bidder for
cash at the North front door of the
Hardee County Courthouse locat-
ed at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, on the 17 day
'of February, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.,
the following-described property:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 3,
BLOCK 8 OF WILLIAMS
ADDITION TO ZOLFO
SPRINGS, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1-
27A, ALSO IN PLAT BAR
A-7, IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF COURTS
OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.


Dated
2010.


this 1 ,day of February,


B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
2:4,110

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 252009CA000379
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
UNDER POOLING AND SERVIC-
ING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
AUGUST 1, 2006 SECURITIZED
ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES
LLC TRUST 2006-HEI MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-HEI,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
SARAH LEE LAZO, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SARAH LEE LAZO
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1 AND #2, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES, ET.AL.,


open. It was stented, too. We
were then told due to the sep-
tum closing, he may not make it
past three months. Jacen also
had a paralyzed vocal chord,
due to being on the ventilator
since birth. He then had a stom-
ach tube place in where he
would receive his formula.
Finally, after 2 1/2 months
Jacen was allowed to go home.
For the next six months Jacen
Swas in and out of the hospital.
SAt six months old he had his
second open heart procedure. It
was an emergency surgery.
Jacen recovered and was
released a couple of weeks later.
After his surgery his didn't
have any heart problems 'until
he was 10 months old. His atri-
al septum closed again. Doctors
recathed and restented (this
would be his fourth time). We
were told he wouldn't make it
This time either. They told us it
may be days, weeks or possibly
months.
He was home in a couple of
weeks. Jacen then became
healthy. He was progressing,
becoming active, happy and full
of life. He even celebrated is
first birthday. Jacen continued
to doing great.
October 31, 2009, Jacen
began showing signs of dis-
tress. His doctor took and X-ray
of his chest. He had a small
amount of fluid around his
lungs. His diuretics were
increased. He wasn't getting
worse or better. His doctor
ordered an echo of his heart.
Nothing was detected. He grad-
ually started getting worse.
November 13, 2009, he was
worsening.
We took him straight to
Arnold Palmer. He was then
admitted to the hospital. The
next day, they took him in for a
cath to find and hopefully fix
the problem. After five hours of
trying they couldn't get to the
stent in his atrial septum. It had
closed yet again. November 17,
2009, they decided the only
option was surgery. They went
in and opened the Atrial
Septum. They decided not to
put a stent back in due to the
fact that he was weak. His body
needed to heal. Days before

DEFENDANTSS.

RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Summary of
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 2, 2009, and an Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated February 1, 2010, entered
In Civil Case No.:
252009CA000379 of the Circuit
-Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hardee County, Florida,
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED
AS OF AUGUST 1, 2006 SECURI-
TIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIV-
ABLES LLC TRUST 2006-HEI
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH -
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-
HEI, Plaintiff, and SARAH LEE
LAZO, is the Defendant.
I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash, on the front steps of the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873, at 11:00 AM, on the 24 day
of February, 2010, the following
described real property as set
forth in said Final Summary
Judgment, to wit:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT 6,
BLOCK A, F. KINCAID'S,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 112,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE RUN
WEST 30 FEET;,THENCE
NORTH 492 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 82 FEET; THENCE
WEST 138.95 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 82 FEET;
THENCE EAST 138.95
FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING.
If you are a person claiming a
right to funds remaining after the
sale, you must file a claim with
the clerk no later than 60 days
after the sale. If you fall to file a
claim you will not be entitled to
any remaining funds. After 60
days, only the owner of record as
of the date of the lis pendens may
claim-the surplus.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
the court on February 1, 2010.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
2:4,110


Only enemies speak the
truth; friends and lovers lie
endlessly, caught in the
web of duty.


Thanksgiving we were told his
septum was already closing.
November 31, 2009, we were
faced with a decision we feared
we would never have to make.
We were told that Jacen was
getting worse, his septum was
closing, his body might be to
weak to put another stent in.
They could try .but they might
not be able to place another. If
they attempt it, it may make
matters worse and he would not
be able to get another stent later,
or we could decide not to let
them do anything else.
We prayed and decided what
would be better for Jacen. We
decided that it would be in
Jacen's bet interest to leave him
is God's hands. On December
4, 2009 Jacen when home on
Hospice.
December 6, 2009, just shy
of 21 months, Jacen left us to be
with Jesus. Jacen was consid-
ered high risk due to his atrial
septum closing instead of stay-
ing open. He lived 17 months
longer than expected. He was
full of life and so much love.
We never gave up on Jacen. He
was a fighter since the day he
was born. We love Jacen and
are happy he is in Heaven.
Nearly 1.3 million
Americans have some form of
CHD. One half of them are
under the age of 25. Nine of.
every 1,000 infants born each
year have a heart defect. That's
practically one percent of live
born infants. In some cases the
defect is so mild that there is no
visible symptoms. In other
cases, CHD is severe enough,
that the newborn becomes ill
soon after birth. In other cases,
signs and symptoms occur later
in childhood. .
Most heart defects are genet-
ic. Some maybe caused by med-
ications for instance medica-
tions for seizures, acne or bipo-
lar psychiatric disorder, or hav-
ing rubella, (German Measles),
other viral diseases or maternal
conditions such as phenylke-
tonuris and diabetes. Alcohol
abuse and street drugs as well
as exposure to certain chemi-
cals have also been associated
with heart defects.
Most children benefit from
treatment, but the most severe
ones may or may not depending
on the defect. Treatments are
heart transplant (if your child
has good arteries and veins) or
(if your child can make it before
a transplant is ready), surgeries,
catheterizations, oxygen and
medications.
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PHOTOS BY ALEX GILLIARD
Improving every game for the varsity Lady Wildcats (kneeling, from left) Summer
Palmer, LaCresha Carlton, Ashley Nichols, Elvira Servin and Ivette Cisneros; (back)
Coach Don Gray, Maria Avalos, Tiffany Prestridge, Robyn Tanksley and Ashley Louis.


Finishing with a 7-3 record are JV Lady Wildcats (first row, from left) Caitlin
Sockalowsky, Kayla Nichols, Marissa Coronado, Samantha Juarez and Destany
McClellan; (back) Elaney Clark, Artrice Hines, Paige Massey, Allison Hunter and Coach
SKen Leupold; missing Maria Ruiz.


Hoop Girls At Districts


:By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
This is district playoff week
for girls basketball.
The Hardee girls open at
Sarasota Booker against Book-
er, a team they lost to by five at
home in December and by more
at Booker in January. Hardee
has been improving and won its
last three games, so it should be
exciting.
Hardee finished up the regu-
lar season on Friday night at
Lakeland Santa Fe with a 43-13
win, giving a couple of JV girls
who just moved up a chance to
meld with the long-standing
varsity.
Hardee has no seniors on its

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SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 25-2009-CA-000152
THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL
BANK
Plaintiff
VS.
PAUL D. SUTTON, et,al.
Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure or Order dated Jan.
27, 2010, entered in Civil Case
Number 25-2009-CA-000152, in
the Circuit Court for HARDEE
County, Florida, wherein THE
HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK
Is the Plaintiff, and PAUL D. SUT-
TON, et al., are the Defendants, I
will sell the property situated in
HARDEE County, Florida,
described as:
NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 3,
EAGLE'S NEST WEST
THREE, A SUBDIVISION
LOCATED IN THE NE 1/4
OF NE 1/4 OF SECTION 6,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS
PER PLAT BAR B-14,
PAGE 1.
at public sale, the the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 W. Main
Street, Wauchula, FL, at 11:00
a.m. on the 24 day of February,
2010. Any person claiming an
Interest In the surplus from the
sale, If any, other than the proper-
ty owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Dated: January 27, 2010.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
I In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons in need
of a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding
shall, within seven (7) days prior
to any proceeding, contact the
Administrative Office of the
Court, Hardee County
Courthouse, POD 1749 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873, telephone 863-773-4174,
TDD 1-800-955-8771, or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
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squad, but junior Ashley Louis
has been the leader all season.
She was again on Friday with a
dozen points. Kayla "Louie"
Nichols had eight, Paige
Massey Six, Elvira Servin four
and Ivette Cisneros three
points. Tiffany Prestridge, Sum-
mer Palmer, Maria Ruiz and
LaCresha Carlton each added
two points and Robyn Tanks-
ley hit one-of-two at the charity
stripe.
Prestridge led the defensive
effort with seven rebounds, two*
steals and a blocked shot. Louis
had four rebounds, an assist and
a block. Palmer had three
rebounds, four steals and two
hustles.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 252009CA000190
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff
VS.
HELEN LEDERMANN, et.al.
Defendants,
/
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant
to an Ex Parte Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
entered in this cause, in the
Circuit Court of Hardee County,
Florida, I will sell the property sit-
uated in. Hardee County, Florida
described as:
LOT 21 OF DAVIS AND
ROBERTS DOWNING
PLACE SUBDIVISION, A
SUBDIVISION IN HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS
PER PLAT BAR 60, PAGE
3, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1988
SUNP MOBILE HOME ID#
FLFL132A10202ST AND
FLFL132B10202ST, FLORI-
DA TITLE # 48781557 AND
48781574
and commonly known as: 1161
DOWNING CIRCLE, WAUCHULA,
FL 33873 at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder, for cash,
All sales are held at the Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, FL (North
Door, Front Steps), at 11:00 AM
on Feb. 24, 2010.
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property own-
ers as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Dated this 27 day of January,
2010.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
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HOMESTEAD
Exemption Up to $50,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by March 1, 2010
To be eligible for this exemption you must:
Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2010
Reside on the property as of January 1, 2010
Be a Legal resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2010
Each property owner must appear personally at the County Property Appraiser's Office.
Bring the following with you:'Deed; Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the property on
which you are claiming homestead exemption. Social Security Cards, Florida Driver's License, Florida Car
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Minors Season Marches On HHS Softball Starts


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Another full week of play is
in the books for the 2010
Minors.
The Iron Birds cemented
their lead in the division by
beating their nearest rival, the
Bulls. The. Iron Birds remain
unbeaten at 6-0, with the Bulls
at 5-2, and Sand Gnats,
Thunder, Raptors and River
Cats following along.
Last Monday, the Bulls won
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berry each crossed home plate
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and Cody -Vansickle each added
two runs and Drew McGuckin
and J.C. Kulig each added
another. Other players are Jose
Aleman, Elias Montoya,
Quinton Yates, Trevor Walker
and Lane Parks.
Stranded on the base paths
for the Thunder were Zack
Durastanti, Logan Whidden and
Jacob Herbert. Other players
are Jax Ullrich, Dustin Willis,

Humor is merely tragedy
standing on its head with
its pants torn.



Pioneer Park

Days

Wednesday Sunday

March 3-7

The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
115 S. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone (863) 773-3255


Sammy Delatorre, Caleb Floyd,
Tony Smith, Caleb McCoy,
Justin Long and Joel Martinez.
On Tuesday evening, the Iron
Birds shut down the Sand Gnats
6-0.
Leadoff batter Mason Block
circled the bases three times for
the Iron Birds. Pablo Salgado
added twin tallies and Billy
Derringer added a run. Other
players are Miguel Ruiz, Kyle
Choate, Keith Choate, Kai
Washington, Joe Long, Aaron
Maldonado, Devin Rimes,
Russell Long and Ryan Spears.
Quinton Stone, Andy Garza,
Isaac Moreno and Eli Crosby
were left on the base paths for
the Sand Gnats. Other players
are Adrian DeLeon, Bo
Villarreal, Nick Nichols, Ivan
Badillo, Johnny Shelton, Noah
Herrera, Brannon Cooley and
Christian Brant.
On Thursday night, the Sand
Gnats bounced back for a 16-5
win over the Raptors.
DeLeon scored three times
for the Sand Gnats. Villarreal


homered among his two scores.
Stone, Badillo, Moreno and
Garza each also added two runs.
Herrera, Brant and Shelton each
chipped in with a run.
There were five solo scores
for the Raptors, with Tyson
Sutton, Bryce Hernandez, Jason
Alamia, Hardee Pace and Malik
McMillian all crossing home
plate. Other players are Daniel
Obregon, Fabian Garza, Jacob
Brandeberry, Jesston Collom,
Tyler Zuniga and Mary Young.
In the Friday night Field
Game, the Iron Birds picked up
another 6-0 win, this one over
the Bulls.
Each putting a run on the
board for the Iron Birds were
Block, Ruiz, Kyle Choate,
Washington, Joe Long and
Maldonado.
Deuberry, Montoya, Trevor
Walker, Vansickle and Yates
were stranded for the Bulls..
The results from the Field 2
game between the River Cats
and the Thunder were unavail-
able at press.time.


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 items that may be of public inter-
est. Times are approximate except for advertised public hear-
ings.
-Proclamation of Feb. 23 as Spay Day 2010 and February as
National Library Lovers Month.
-Work order for landfill closure.
-Submit grant application for energy efficiency.
--Reappoint/appoint advisory board members.
-Privatization of landfill.
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.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee varsity softball gets
under way Tuesday.
The girls will open their reg-
ular season with a home game
at 6 p.m. in what will be a var-
sity-only season. There will be
no JV team this season as there
were not enough players to
have two squads, reports inter-
im head coach Sharri Knight.
Helping out are assistant
coaches Linda Arredondo, and
volunteers Julian Garcia and
Melanie Henderson.
Because there is no JV team
this season, varsity games will
be moved up to 6 p.m.
Playing for the Lady Wildcats
this season are senior returnees
Chelsey Steedley, Kristina
Garcia and Heather St. Johns
and juniors Elvira Servin,
Amber Hines and Emily
Starratt.
Also joining in are sophs
Sabrina Hernandez, Courtney
Parks, Courtney Buckley, Maria
Anselmo, Taylor Bolin and
Sierra Coronado, and freshmen
Kayla Knight, Penny McGuire,
Karinna Fernandez and Danika
Briones.
Steedley and Knight have
been playing travel ball with the
Tampa Mustangs. Steedley is in
the 18 and under division and
has played in the national
championship. Knight is in the
16 and under group.
This season, Hardee plays in
Class 3A-District 11, along
with Sarasota Booker, Sarasota
Cardinal Mooney, Bradenton
Southeast and DeSoto. The dis-
trict tournament will be hosted
by- Bradenton Southeast the
week of April 19.

A healthy male adult bore
consumes each year one
and a half times his own
weight in other people's
patience.
-John Updike


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HARDEE SOFTBALL
Feb. 9 Sebring HOME 6 p.m.
Feb. 11 Avon Park Away 6 p.m.
Feb. 12 Mulberry Away 6 p.m.
Feb. 16 All Saints Away 6 p.m.
Feb. 18 Booker HOME 6 p.m.
Feb. 22 George Jenkins Away 6 p.m.
Feb. 23 Southeast HOME 6 p.m.
Feb. 25 DeSoto Away 6 p.m.
Mar. 2 Booker Away 6 p.m.
Mar. 5 Cardinal Mooney HOME 6 p.m.
Mar. 11 All Saints HOME' 6 p.m.
Mar. 16 DeSoto HOME 6 p.m.
Mar. 18 Southeast Away 6 p.m.
Mar. 22 Haines City HOME 6 p.m.
Mar. 25 Cardinal Mooney Away 6 p.m.
Mar. 26 Sebring Away 6 p.m.
Apr. 8 Avon Park .HOME 6 p.m.
Apr. 13 Haines City Away 6 p.m.
Apr. 19-23 District Tourney Away TBA






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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. 375-2231
375-3100
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ............................7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .............. ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... ..........1:00 a.m..
Youth Fellowship ..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.

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

HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion .... 1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4681
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m


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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..... ....7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of Mason Dixon & County
Line
781-5887
Sunday Worship ............ 11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN
OPEN iOOR FULL GOSPE
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:30 p.m.

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

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

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

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


ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comnm.
Sunday School ......................:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ...................0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1..... :00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
English Service ..................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
.hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Morning Service ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel) '
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group .................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group .................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call fir locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
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.
773-9678
Bible Study ..........................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................l 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.............. 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men .v Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Supday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.


Priesthood ........................... 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....11:00 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 ................................ 1 :00 a.m .
iLunes Oracion ......................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ................7:00 p.m.
EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Ma ecs 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.
FAITII PRESBYTERIAN
CIIURCII
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 CHURCII
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............:11:00 a.m.
Youth Worship ......................5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Sr. Adult Bible Study ..........10:00 a.m.
Church Orchestra ................ 5:00 p.m.
Youth Ministry .................... 6:00 p.m.
Children's Ministry ............ 6:00 p.m.
Discipleship Classes............ 6:00 p.m.
Legacy of Faith/Mid-Week
Worship ......................... 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal ........ 7:00 p.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CIURCII
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafd Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast...................... 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ..........10:45 a.m.
Worship Service. ................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade ................... 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
grade...................6:30-8:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
TIHE 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 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study .......................6:00 p.m .
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Early Morning Worship .......8:30 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Late Morning Worship ........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult Children & Youth
FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... I1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

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

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


Lighthouse Min. .........7:00 p.m.
HIGHER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCIIULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 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
Domingos ..... ............6:00 p.m.
Miercoles.....................7:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEIOVAH'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 ..............11:00 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.... 11:00 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
Morn. Worship ......................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ...........:..........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program,
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............,6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATIIOLIC CIIURCH
408 HIeard 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)...................... :00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH


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

SOUTIlSIDE BAPTIST CIIURCH
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
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 ........ 1......11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church.................................. 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.m.
Evening'Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship...............7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ...............7:30 p.m.

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


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
CHURCII 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 CHURCII
Corner of 6th & Suwanec 735-0114
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................11:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South HIwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1.....1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxcndine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday Schbol ....................10:00 a.m.
Worship ..... ...... .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening.................................. 1:00 p.m .
Wed: Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.


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ZOLFO SPRINGS
NEW VISION WORSHIP fCENTERi
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.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 11:00 a.m.
........... ............................ 7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Parlk
2nd Sunday ................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................ :00 p.m.
REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-781-1578
Sunday Service ................. ... 1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Movie Night........ ..............7:00 p.m.:


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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dorinica ...........10:00 a.m.
Servicio .........................1....11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club .......................... 6:30 p.rt.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mlierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
SSunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1..... 1:00 a.m.
STraining Union ...................... 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

'.,. SEEDS

FROM
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A Ce Ir, ..3: Dro

Not far from my home was
a covered bridge. When I was
a child, my uncle took me to
see it.
We stopped before we
entered. I said, "Look out,
Uncle. You may drive in, but
you won't drive out of that lit-
tle, dark hole at the other
end."
But I was wrong. It was big-
ger and brighter than I
thought.
Are you frightened about
tomorrow?
That "little hole" of tomor-
row may seem dark and
doubtful today, but as you
come to it, with the Lord,
you'll find it's bigger,
brighter, and better than
today.
The Living Bible says, "The
good man walks along in the
ever-brightening light ol'
God's favor; the dawn gives
way to morning splendor."







February 4, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 3C


I understand I am not the
only one who has been under
the weather for the last week. I
cannot believe January has
come and gone. Most of us
from the north came to Florida
for some summer after the crap-
py weather we had at home this
year. Just think, most of us are
half way through our winter
stay here at.Crystal Lake and
wondering where the hot
,weather we came for has gone.
'Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniver-
sary in February.

AUCTION
Keith Stephens.and his crew are
gearing up for our annual fun
auction this Saturday. Please
bring any items you would like
to donate to the club house
early. Keith will accept baked
goods, homemade jams and any
gently used appliance or furni-
ture. There will be a chicken
dinner starting at 4:30 p.m.
-Get your tickets from your sec-
tion representative.

TALENT SHOW
Carole Jones is the organizer
for our local talent show on
Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. It has been a
few years since we last had one.
Jack Elofson asked everyone at
:Koffee Klatch in lieu of an
admission charge to please
bring some non-perishable
items which will be donated to
a local charity.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Ron Swearingin led the U.S.
Pledge, Peggy Ralph led the
Canadian Pledge and Don
Merillat led the prayer. The
50/50 winners were Harold and
.Betty Johnson, Irene Ascott,
Ray and Doreen Mainville, Neil
and Gwen Taylor (who will
have returned home when you
read this), and Janet Copen-
hauver.

CHURCH NEWS


By Diane Burget
Pastor Bob Winne's message on
Jan. 24 was from 1 Corinthians
12:12 regarding "One Body,
Many Parts." He reminded us
that God made us and He re-
deemed us. Our numbers are
growing now that our park is
filling up. We had 107 to wor-
ship today. Maxine Stromme
provided a warm welcome as
greeter. The congregation sang
"Give Me That Ole Time
Religion", "Look to the Lamb
of God", "Are You Washed in
the Blood?" and' "Farther
Along."
Accompaniment was by Wil-
ma Behymer on the organ and
Carole Jones on the piano. Our
choir, directed by Nancy Mor-
rison and accompanied by
Linda Gray on the piano, sang
"The Old Country Church".
The offering prayer was given
by Don Merillat. Lowell Gor-
don and Bob Wilday collected
the offering. All are welcome
to come and worship with us.

SCORES
Cribbage Jan. 20 1st,
Harold Johnson 709; 2nd,
Linda Harrison 697; 3rd, Joan
Deem 688.
Pinochle,- Jan. 21 1st,
Sylvia Stephan 633; 2nd,
Frank Stephan and George
Miller 619;
3rd, Ed Franz 618.
Double Pinochle George
Miller.
Men's Golf Jan. 21 A's -
Dewey Morrison; B's Jack
Elofson; C's Les Ascott; and
D's Harold Lockett.
Ladies Golf Jan. 21 -
Lemon Slush winners were
Mary Kessler, Marilyn Funk-
houser, Nancy Ellman and Barb
Plunkett.
Mixed Golf Jan. 25 Team
Net winners were Jan Brinker,
Loyd Lankford, Barb Plunkett
and Jack Elofson.

BINGO
Jim Paddock won the large
jackpot on Jan. 22 and Malcolm
Wilson won the small jackpot.
On Jan. 25, Miller Kocher
won the large jackpot and Linda
Solvay won the small one.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
Jan. 31, Allen Michael Fowler, 20, of 5012 Willow Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
Jan. 31, Mauricio Antonio Hernandez, 41, of 315 Carlton St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with
violation of a county ordinance, open container law.
Jan. 31, James Taylor, 25, of 135 Cypress St., Winter Haven,
was arrested by Fish and Game Ofc. J. Hilliard and charged with
criminal mischief, trespassing and resisting an officer without vio-,
lence.

Jan. 30, Anthony Carlton, 20, of 681 Sally Place, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with robbery with
a firearm and resisting arrest without violence.
Jan. 30, Julian Saguerrero Aguilar, 29, of 405 Cinch Dr., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication.
Jan. 30, a residential burglary on Vandolah Road and a theft,
,on U.S. 17 South were reported'.

Jan. 29, Grant Eugene Drennan, 29, of 3675 Keene Road,
Ona, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force on a charge
of violation of.probation.
Jan. 29, a residential burglary on Steve Roberts Special and a
robbery-holdup on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 28, Joseph Peak, 46, of 3138 Sky View Dr., Lakeland,
was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette on a charge pf non-support.
Jan. 28, a residential burglary on SR 64 East, criminal mis-
chief on Main Street and a theft on Park Drive were reported.

Jan. 27, a residential burglary on Polk Road was reported.

Jan. 26, a residential burglary on Lincoln Street, burglary of a,
conveyance onU.S.:17 North, and a theft on Troy Smith Road were
reported.

Jan. 25, a residential burglary on Beeson Road and thefts on
U.S. 17 south, East Main Street and SR 64 East were reported.

WAUCHULA i
Jan. 31, Edwin Rodriguez, 31, of 417 S. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith and charged with
disorderly intoxication.
SJan. 31, a theft on North 10th Avenue was reported.

Jan. 30, Bladimir Caballero, 18, of 345 River Chase Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Brock and charged with lar- -
ceny-petit theft and violation of probation.
Jan. 30, Andy Byers, 18, of 2523 Garza Road, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Brock and charged with burglary of a
dwelling, structure or conveyance and grand larceny.
Jan. 30, thefts on South Ninth Avenue and on North 10th
Avenue were reported.

Jan. 29, Mario San Juan, 25, of 305 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged
with battery.

Jan. 27, a residential burglary on Green Street was reported.

........ .. .


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The T-ball Sweeties finished
a pair of games last week.
The three girls teams are pret-
ty evenly matched. For now, the
Babes lead with a 3-1 record,
the Sweet Tarts, are at 2-2 and
the Peaches at 1-3.
Last Tuesday, the Sweet Tarts
downed the Peaches 18-8.
Haven Gray, Madisyn Hines,
Abby Johnson and Kaylie Grice
each were triple-tally batters for
the Sweet Tarts. Valeria Mon-
tanez and Khloe Smith each had
twin scores and Emma Cole and
Leah Hall added a run apiece:
Other players are Jacklin
Barber, Genesis Chavez, Ciara
DeBoom, Tori Durden, Diana
Jaimes and Katelyn Long.
For the-Peaches, leadoff, bat-
ters Zaria Davila and Estelia St.
Fort each came around to cross
home plate three times. Jayden
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Hays and Annalise Terrell each
added a run. Also on the squad
are Faith Davis, Maritza
Mondragon, Lahna Christian,
Emilee Worden, Isabela An-
selmo, Drew Beattie, Savannah
Sperry, Eryn Hagwood, Macy
Tyson and Madalyn Tyson.
In the only other game, on
Thursday night, the Babes
nipped the Peaches 12-11.
Emma Eures, Ellie Idalis,
Baleigh Herrera, Genesis Silva
and Erista Albritton each put a
pair of runs on the board for the
Babes. K-Lyn Simpson and
Natalia Garcia each'added a
run. Other players are Valerie
Martinez, Mia Cabrera, Myia
Lamy, Kelsey Gomez, Yessenia
Albarran and Emily Sheffield.
Davila, Christian, Macy
Tyson, Hays and Sperry each
came home twice for the
Peaches. St. Fort added a solo
score.


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Jan. 25, Jason Enriquez, 18, of 308 Yetter Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with two counts
unarmed burglary of a conveyance, four counts of burglary of a
dwelling, structure or conveyance, larceny and loitering/prowling.
Jan. 25, burglary of a conveyance on North Ninth Avenue was
reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 31, a theft on Epps Avenue was reported.

Jan. 30, Sergio DeLaCruz Lopez, 24, of 309 Jones St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged
with violation of a municipal ordinance--dpen container law.

Jan. 28, thefts on Central Avenue and on Snelling Avenue was
reported.

Jan. 27, Rudy Galvan Elidondo, 25, of 845 Pleasant Way,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado on an out-
of-county warrant.
Jan. 27, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Jan. 26, a theft on Church Avenue was reported.



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HJHS Hoops End On High Note


SBy JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee Junior High bas-
Sketball teams ended with a six-
game win streak, winning all
their games since the holiday
; break.
Both either tied or placed sec-
ond in the Heartland
Conference, as well.
GIRLS
The Hardee girls finished at
8-2. They avenged early season
losses to both Avon Park and
Sebring.
"After the second loss, they
Never lost another game, and
went 7-0 from there. This group
of girls has a chance to do real-
Sly well in the future if they are
coached with consistency,"
summed up Coach Andy
SMaddox, who was in his final
season as coach. Assistant
coach Regan Davenport may
Stake over next year.
"The highlight of the season
for them was the win over Avon
Park in Avon Park, to avenge an
earlier loss. In that game Bailey
Carlton scored a phenomenal
24 points, an awesome feat fop
this level of play.
The defense they played was
fun to watch, the defense was
their best offense, and they
would get after their opponents
with relentlessness. It was an
honor for me to be able to be
around this group and watch
they grow in their basketball
abilities as the season went on.
My best wishes and congratula-
tions go out to this team for this
year and the years to come,"
concluded Maddox.


He was able to get all his
players in the final two games
and each had a lot of playing
time. Eighth graders Carlista
Brown, Alyssa Casso, Carleigh
Coleman, Endreina Martinez
and Carlton will go on to the
high school level, while seventh
graders Emily Albritton, Car-
lonica Brown, Makala Faulk,
Jakaysha Lindsey, Honesty
Martinez, Marisela Ramos and
Tamara St. Fort will have
another junior high year.
At home against Hill-Gustat
on Jan. 25, Hardee jumped out
to a 13-0 advantage, the defense
shutting down the Lady Eagles.
By halftime, Hardee was up 21-
6 and coasted to a 27-14 win.
Carlton led all scores with 11
points, eight in the hectic sec-
ond quarter. Lindsey chipped in
with six, Casso four, St. Fort
and Coleman each two, and
Carlista Brown and Faulk each
a free throw.
It was similar in the 25-13
win at Lake Placid last
Thursday. Carlton was the scor-
ing leader with 10 points.
Lindsey and Carlonica Brown
each had a half dozen, Faulk
two points and Casso one-of-
two at the charity stripe.
BOYS
Although the boys team start-
ed slowly with an 0-2 record,
they quickly caught on and,
once they won, didn't want to
lose. They finished at 7-3 under
the leadership of Carl Coleman
and Bryan Pelham.
Hardee had a good combina-
tion of height and speed this
year, heavy on eighth grades.


Seventh graders Calvin
McLeod, Diante Leslie and
Esteve "Steve" Metayer were or ICATeF 0147
good contributors as well.
Among the eighth grade
group were Garrett Albritton
and Keyon Brown, who provid-
ed the height and Ernesto
Ramos, Kramer Royal and Kris
Johnson who provided the Y
backcourt trio. Chipping in "2D'l ,
were Zachary Neuhofer, Luke I "tu" 3\
Palmer, Luke Winter, Jacob
Neuhofer and Lucious Everett.
The managers were seventh /
grader Patrick Carlton and sixth
grader Daniel Permenter.
In the home game against /
Hill-Gustat, Hardee had to
come from behind for the win. Gaining momentum in each game, the junior high Wildcats are (kneeling, from left)
Albritton sat out with an ankle Kramer Royal, Luke Winter, Diante Leslie, Jacob Neuhofer, Zachary Neuhofer and
injury. Down 14-8 after the first Esteve Metayer; (standing) Coach Carl Coleman, Calvin McLeod, Kris Johnson,.
period, Hardee outscored the Ernesto Ramos, Keyon Brown, Luke Palmer, Lucious Everett and Coach Bryan Pelham;
Eagles 13-6 in the second stan- missing is Garrett Albritton.HJH Boys Basketball
za to take a 21-19 halftime
advantage. It continued to 37-
27 at the end of the third and
grew with a 6-5 edge in the final Ii
period for the 43-32 win.
Brown picked up the slack
without Albritton and finished
with 21 points, some every peri-
od. Johnson added 10, Ramos rgq' / ..
seven, McLeod and Everett
each two and Royal at'the free
throw line.
It was a bit different in the
season closer at Lake Placid.
Hardee forged ahead 12-4 in the
opening frame and kept the
pressure on to win 39-25.
Brown again hit for 21
points. Johnson had seven,
Ramos a half dozen, Royal and
McLeod two apiece and Palmer
a free throw.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISOn
Having a successful season playing for the junior high Lady Wildcats are
(first row, left to right) Alyssa Casso, Marisela Ramos, Emily Albritton and
manager Zoey Whiteside; (second row) Endreina Martinez, Jakaysha Lindsey,
Bailey Carlton, Honesty Martinez and Coach Regan Davenport; (back row).
Coach Andy Maddox, Makala Faulk, Carleigh Coleman, Tamara St. Fort,
Carlonica Brown and Carlista Brown.


The difference between what the most and the least
learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to
that which is unknown.
-Albert Einstein

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the estab-
lished Aauthoritltsare wrong.


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Cheering the teams on are cheerleaders (from row, from left) Caryssa Johnson, Deana
Sanchez, Lacey McClenithan, Meagan Shivers, Rayna Parks and Cheyanne Skinner;
(back row) captain Farrah Muntz, captain Arissa Camel, Dana Terrell, Milli Jones,
Briana Gardner, Alexan Maddox and coach Sonja Bennett; missing are Lark Lukawski,
Danielle Smith, Caroline Durrance and Brooke Conley.


REQUEST FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION
All interested persons are hereby notified that Bertha Alicia Almaguer, as agent for
Israel and Tomasita Cortez, is requesting a Special Exception to allow alcohol on
the premises in conjunction with rentals on the Cortez's property located at 240
Stenstrom Rd, Wauchula FL 33873. The property is legally described as:

Commence at the Northeast corner of SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 9,
Township 34 South, Range 25 East, thence North 89056'38" West and along
the North line of said SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 a distance of 482.22 feet for a POINT
OF BEGINNING; continue thence North 89056'38" West a distance of 464.22
feet, thence North 0003'22" East a distance of 214.35 feet to a point on the
Westerly extension of the South boundary of Downing Place Subdivision, filed
in Map Bar 60, page 3, Hardee County, Florida, thence North 89032'22" East
and along said South boundary a distance of 466.09 feet to a point on the
Westerly right-of-way line of Makowski Road, thence South 032'22" West and
along said right-of-way line a distance of 218.60 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, all being less road rights-of-way, and lying in Hardee County, Florida

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning
Board on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Commission
Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula FL 33873. Any interested per-
son(s) will be heard at this meeting. If any person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim
record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is
made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor

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City Clerk














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JUDGES
JANE LONG PIONEER PARK DAYS DIRECTOR
NICK SUDZINA COURT ADMINISTRATOR FOR 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
SUSAN W. ROBERTS SENIOR CIRCUIT JUDGE FOR 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT AND EIGHTH-GENERATION FLORIDIAN


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SCOYER ART CONTEST
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Hardee County's most popular festival. It could be yours!

ADULT DIVISION
First place: $200 U.S. Savings Bond.
Publication of your work on the front cover.
Your photo and biographical story inside.

Second place: $100 U.S. Savings Bond.
Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.
Third place: $50 U.S. Savings Bond.
Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.
CHILDREN'S DIVISION (12 AND UNDER)
A week-long pass to Pioneer Park Days, publication of the artwork, plus ...
First place: $50 U.S. Savings Bond.
Publication on the back cover.
Second place: $15 Cash.
Third place: $10 Cash.

RULES:
1) Open to all ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter.
2) Artwork must be original.
3) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must
be depicted.
4) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker.
5) Art MUST fill an area 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high (vertical), including
lettering which reads "Pioneer Park Days 2010."
6) Deadline is Monday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m.

TO ENTER:
Make sure the division, name, address and daytime phone number of the artist are attached to the drawing.
Bring entries in person to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, or mail to Cover Art
Contest, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. 2:4,11nc


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6C The Herald-Advocate, February 4, 2010


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

Case No. 252009DR000813

IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF

RICHARD R. HOWARD, SR.,

Petitioner/Husband,

and

EDELWEISS BUTENDIECK
HOWARD,

Respondent/Wife

NOTICE OF ACTION
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: EDELWEISS BUTENDIECK
HOWARD

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, on Bert J. Harris, III, of
Swaine & Harris, PA., 401 Dal Hall
Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida
33852, the Plaintiff's attorney, and
file the original with the Clerk of
the above-styled court on or
before Feb. 26, 2010 otherwise a
judgement may be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 19 day of Jan.,
2010.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
1:2,2:4,11,1Be


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE-,
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
SIN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION

FASE NO. 252007DP000126

IN THE INTEREST OF:

R., S. DOB: 06/11/96
H., M. DOB: 09/30/94

thldren /

SSUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF
S PARENTAL RIGHTS

THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY

Case #: 25-2009-CA-000143
Bank of America, National
Association, as Successor
by Merger to LaSalle Bank,
National Association, as
Trustee under the Pooling
and Servicing Agreement
dated as of June 1, 2006,
GSAMP Trust 2006-HE4
Plaintiff,
-vs.-

Colette Greene and Vernon R
Greene a/k/a Vernon Greene, Her
Husband; Carrie Belle Daniels
a/k/a Carrie B. Daniels, an
Unremarried Widow and
Surviving Spouse of Henry
Daniels, Deceased; Unknown
Parties in Possession #1; If
Living, and all Unknown Parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named
Defendants) who are not known
to be dead or alive whether said
Unknown Parties may claim an
interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other
Claimants

Defendant(s). /


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order. rescheduling
foreclosure sale dated January
21, 2010 entered In Civil Case No.
25-2009-CA-000143 of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit
in and for Hardee County, Florida,
wherein Bank of America, National
Association, as Successor by
Merger to LaSalle Bank, National
Association, as Trustee under the
Pooling and Servicing Agreement
dated as of June 1, 2006, GSAMP
Trust 2006-HE4, Plaintiff and
Colette Greene and Vernon R
Greene a/k/a Vernon Greene, Her
Husband are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, ON THE FRONT STEPS
OF THE HARDEE COUNTY COUR-
THOUSE, IN WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, AT 11;00 A.M., February 17,
2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOTS 49, 50, 51 AND 52,
BLOCK I, MT. ZION ADDI-
TION TO THE TOWN OF
BOWLING GREEN, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 12, IN THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-


Arnuldo Rodriguez-Benetez, a/k/a UA.
Adolpho Rodriguez, Aldolfo Ben- PERSON CLAIMING AN
etez Rodrigues, Adolfo Rodrlges, ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
Adolfo Rodrigues, Adolfo Rod- INTEREST IN THE SURUS
riguez, Adolofo Rodriges, Aldolfo FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
qenetez Rodriges, Adologo THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
enetez Rodriges, Adologo AS THE pATE OF THE LIS
o e% it A.S THE ATE OF THE LIS
eln zlamae EtNlSc MUST FILE A CLAIM
Rodriguez, Rogello James, E,,NS'MUST FILE A CLAIM"
aimes Rogello, Javier Martinez, WITHlNk 60 'DAYS AFTER THE
timess Rogello, Javier Martinez, SALE
Javiez Martinez, John Gomez, SALE.
Juan Rodriguez, Kurstan Noles, DAD at a,
Marcelino Benetez, Marcelino DATED at Wauchula, Florida,
Rodrlguez-Benetez, Mario Sotelo, this 22 day of January, 2010.
Olascucga Silverlo, Olascugga Connie Coker
Silverio, Silverio Benitezonnie
Olascoaga, Silverlo Jabenilez B. HUGH BRADLEY
Oloschua, Silverio Jabenitez Olo- CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
scua, Silverio Olascaga, Silverio Hardee County,-Florida
Oloscua Jabenite and Silverdo 1:28,2:4c
Oloscuajabenite
Address Unknown IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE


.YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
a Petition under oath has been
filed in the above styled Court for
the permanent commitment of and
haming you to be the father of:S.
p., a female child, born on June
41, 1996, and M. H., a male child,
born on September 30, 1994,for
subsequent adoption and you are
hereby COMMANDED to person-
ally appear before the Circuit
Court Judge, on February 18,
2010, at 10:30 a.m., for this hear-
ing at the HARDEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
for a PERMANENT COMMITMENT
ADVISORY HEARING.

YOU MUST APPEAR IN PERSON
ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECI-
FIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL,
RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE.
CHILDREN NAMED IN THt PETI-
TION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS. YOUR FAIL-
URE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CON-
SENT DEEMED TO BE YOUR
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE
CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETI-
TION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE
AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU
IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CAN-
NOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND
REQUEST THAT THE COURT
APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR
YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.

In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities Act,
persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact the Individual or agency
sending the notice at 1016 South
6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Telephone, (863) 767-4903, not
later than seven days prior to the
proceeding. If hearing Impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice
(V) 1-800-955-8779, via Florida
Relay Service.

DATED THIS 12 day of January,
2010.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
{Clerk's Seal}
D. Franks
as his Deputy Clerk
1:21-2:11c


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

CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000796

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR AMERICAN HOME MORT-
GAGE ASSETS TRUST 2007-1
MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2007-1,

Plaintiff,

VS.

KEELIE E. DELOERA A/K/A
KEELIE DELOERA, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: KEELIE E. DELOERA A/K/A
KEELIE DELOERA

Last Known Address:
12100 13 Mile Road N.E.
Greenville, MI 48838
Current Address:
Unknown

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS

Last Known Address:
Unknown
Current Address:
Unknown

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in
Hardee County, Florida:

THE SOUTH ONE-HALF
OF THE NORTHWEST
ONE-QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST
ONE-QUARTER AND THE
NORTH ONE-HALF OF
THE THE SOUTHWEST
ONE-QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST
ONELQUARTER OF SEC-
TION 31, TOWNSHIP 33


SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, LESS ROAD RIGHT OF
WAY ON THE WEST SIDE.
A/K/A 3140 HAMPTON
ROAD, WAUCHULA, FL
33873

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if
any, on Albertelll Law, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is P.O.
box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and
file the original with this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney, or immediately there-
after; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or
petition.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on this 20 day of
January, 2010.

CLERK OF THE COURT

BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK

**See the Americans with
Disabilities Act
If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this (describe
notice); If you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay
Service 711.
1:28,2:4c

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

CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000285
DIVISION
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.

YARIBEY SUAREZ, et al,

Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated January
21, 2010 and entered in Case No.
25-2009-CA-000285 of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for HARDEE County,
Florida wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, Is the Plaintiff and
YARIBEY SUAREZ, TENANT #1'
N/K/A LUCKY ROLLINS, TENANT
#2 N/K/A PETRA ROLLINS are the
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 417 W. MAIN STREET at
11:00 AM, on the 17 day of
-February, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:

THE EAST 933.38 FEET OF
THE NORTH 466.69 FEET
OF THE SOUTH 933.38
FEET OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 11,
TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUB-
JECT TO RIGHT-OF-WAY
TO PINE LEVEL ROAD
ALONG EAST SIDE

A/K/A 5208 PINE LEVEL
ROAD, ONA, FL 33865

Any person claiming an interest
In the surplus form the sale. if any.
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens.
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.


WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on January 22,
2010.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court

SBy: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

**See Americans with Disabilities
Act
In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the indi-
vidual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappier, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800955-
8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
1:28,2:4c


Humor
defense
verse.


is just another
against the uni-

-Mel Brooks


Greetings from Fort Green!
This"year is off to a fast start
with January already a thing of
the past. Unbelievable where
the time goes!
Lots of people celebrated
birthdays during January. Judy
McQuaig said she turned anoth-
er year older on Jan. 25. Then
Kara Spencer advanced another
year on the 27th of January aod
Rita and Byron Allison went to
Lakeland on the 29th to meet
their son, Little Byron and fam-
ily, to celebrate his 25th birth-
day. Dennis Sasser and Trish
Richey both celebrated birth-
days on Jan. 31. Dennis had
family join him at .church for
the big day. His mother and
brother came over from Bra-
denton. Mrs. Mildred Cooper
starts off February with her
94th birthday on Feb. 5. She
didn't want a big party, just
wanted Gwen, Sherman and me
to take her out for some fish and
swamp cabbage. So most of
you can figure what eating
Establishment we plan to visit
on Friday for dinner! Best
wishes to all of them and many
more and as my Grandpa
always said," hope they live to
be a hundred and I'm there to
celebrate with them!"
There is some good deer
hunting in some parts of the
world, though not just .in the
spots we go! Aaron Brown
killed his first buck last week in
north Florida. It was a four
point and he was one happy
youngster. Sherry Himrod kill-
ed a big nine-point one in
Alabama a week ago. Jobie
and Aaron each got one so they
will be eating plenty of veni-
son!
Randy Davis is feeling much
better this week. So far, this
new stent is doing its job. Tom
Lynn said his sister came
through her surgery fine and is
on the road to recovery.


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

CASE NO; 25-2009-CA-Q00290,
HSBC Ba~i' USA, NilonaI
Association, as Trustee for
Luminent Mortgage Trust
2006-7 Mortgage Pass-Through
.Certificates, Series 2006-7,
Plaintiff
-vs.-
William Haines Knox, Jr.
and Katheryn S. Knox,
Husband and Wife;
Defendant(s) /

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order rescheduling
foreclosure sale dated January
21,2010, entered in Civil Case No.
25-2009-CA-000290 of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit
in and for Hardee County, Florida,
wherein HSBC Bank USA,
National Association, as Trustee
for Luminent Mortgage Trust 2006-
7 Mortgage Pass-Through Certifi-
cates, Series 2006-7, Plaintiff and
William Haines Knox, Jr. and
Katheryn S. Knox, Husband and
Wife are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash, ON THE FRONT STEPS OF
THE HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, IN WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, AT 11:00 A.M. ON February
17, 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 5 AND 8, AND THE
SOUTH 46.00 FEET OF LOT
4, BLOCK 15, AVALON
PARK ADDITION TO WAU-
CHULA FLORIDA, A SUB-
DIVISION AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, ON PAGE
2-75, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEED-
ING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT
ADMINISTRATION, (863) 534-
4488 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL TDD (863) 534-7777 OR
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800-
955-8770.

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

DATED at Wauchula, Florida,
this 22 day of January, 2010.
CONNIE COKER
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hardee County, Florida
1:28,2:4c


Ronnie Thomas is home and
only has two more chemo treat-
ments. He was able to get up
and eat a little one day. Buddy
Patton is still taking chemo and
losing weight. He is very sick
after his treatment. Sharon Ad-
ams, is feeling a little better but
still not up to her usual self.
Buck Toole called and said he,
was sick and would not be at
church last Sunday. Pray for all
of these.
John Deer sang a pretty spe-
cial last Sunday. He sang
"Victory in Jesus." I attended
the memorial service for Mary
Prine-Davis last week and one
of the songs in the background
music was this song. Marie
Dasher said Richard calls this a
Baptist song! It does seem to
be a favorite of us Baptists!
Mary Prine was one beautiful
lady. Her girls, Phyllis and
Susie, sure take after their
mother! I first met Mary when
she and we lived in
Jacksonville.
Norma Alejandro, Edith
Bassett, Avis Sasser and
Sherman and I attended the
Project Graduation program last
Saturday night at the Civic
Center. There were plenty of
school kids present, with a few
adults sprinkled in the group.,
BJ Haney met us and sat with
us. We all laughed at the antics'
of the boys. TK Hogenauer


7.73-670u


Youth Waterfowl Hunting

Days This Weekend


Th Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service have estab-
lished Feb. 6-7 as Youth
Waterfowl Hunting Days.
These select days are a great
opportunity to get young people
outdoors and to introduce them
to the excitement of waterfowl
hunting. -
The statewide, two-day sea-
son allows children younger
than 16 years old with adult
supervision to hunt water-


years and older) must be pres-
ent and may assist young
hunters, but state regulations
prohibit the supervisors from
hunting. Hunters younger than
16 years of age do not need
licenses, permits or federal
duck stamps.
All regulations and bag limits
for hunting waterfowl apply to
this two-day season. Hunting
regulations are available online
at MyFWC.com/Hunting or in
the FWC's waterfowl and coot
seasons brochure, available at


fowl, coots and conmon -' -ouiint tax collectors' offices.
moorhens. Supervisors, o,(18 .., i s






Pioneer Creek RV News

By Edna Bell and Reggie De Smet


CHAPEL
We had 182 greeted by Jim
and Helen Noble and Bernie
-and Arlene Merema with Bob
Bellis welcoming everyone and
Mickey White leading our
opening prayer. Songs of
praise were led by Frank
Feeser, while Wayne Shick was
recouping from laryngitis,
accompanied by Willodean
Yoder and organ by Sandy
Feeser. The choir sang "Nobis
Pacern" accompanied by
Willodean, and a solo "I
Believe" was sung by Bob
Parks and accompanied by
Sandy.
Pastor Jim spoke from 1 Peter
4:1-12, and his sermon was
about being good stewards of
God's grace by. three ways of
being responsible, being forgiv-
ing, and brotherly love. Closing
prayer by Pastor Jim and clos-
ing song "God Be With You".

COFFEE
Janet welcomed 206 with
Ralph Wine leading the pledge
and Janet leading the prayer.
We took up a collection for
Haiti and what a great response
of $541! Our pancake break-
fast was well attended with
181,a" nice send off and bon
voyage to the cruisers leaving
for their week trip to the
Caribbean. The jam session
was well attended with at least
100 spectators and the 50/50
was won there as well.
We are having a Cancer
Survivor Celebration Parade on
Feb. 19, with cookies and
punch following for all to enjoy
and be supporters to the sur-
vivors and caregivers. We also
have a raffle of a beautiful
stained glass sun catcher with a
purple symbol in the center as a


universal color for any cancer,
that was donated by Fran
Mclntire, it is such a nice ges-
ture for her to donate to our cel-
ebration. The raffle tickets will
be going up for sale next week.

ACTIVITIES
Bowling scores of high game
155 by Dee Martin and high
series 405 was Pat Fuller for the
women, and high game of 198
and 194 and high series 573 by
Frank Drust for the men and
Jim Noble picked up a
four/seven/ten split, congrats to
all the great bowlers.

SPOTLIGHT
Dedrick and Midge Brewer
have been married for 55 years.
He married her at age 16 and
him at age 17. The are both
from Mooresburg, Tenn. and
have two girls and one boy, 10
grandchildren and one great-
grandchild. Dedrick was a
mason and carpenter and built
many homes that they sold.
Midge was a housewife, mother
and a gardener as well as rais-
ing tobacco.
They have been host and
hostess at Indian Boundry
Campground, of Cherokee
National Park in Tallico Plains,
Tenn. for the past three years
and are leaving to return to their
hosting job. They decided/to
come and try our park because
of Curtis and Jean Chaffin and
Ted and Caye Paloari camping
in their park. They found our
park to be great with all the
friendly people and activities
that they both have found inter-
ests, they like, bocce, shuffle,
alley, horseshoes, stitching
cards, and quilting. They are
now going to be six-monthres .
idents. Welcome aboard!


SFort Green News

By Rilla Cooper
-* -.*.' ;*


was delighted with being select-
ed as the one with the best-legs.
Jimmy Sasser was fourth-run-
ner up in the beauty.contest.
They all appeared to have a
super tinie.
Lynda and Charles Abbott's
children were cooking them a
big dinner Sunday consisting of
a fish fry celebrating their 50
years of wedded bliss. Lynda
said she told them she didn't
want a big celebration, but by
the time their three children,
spouses, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren arrive they
will have a house full. I'm sure
they had a grand time. Their
grandson, Ryan and wife
Amanda have moved from Fort
Green to their new home in
Bowling Green. They pur-
chased their first home and this
is always a big and wonderful
occasion. Best wishes to them!
On Feb. 14, we will have a
baby dedication during the
morning services, and then a
Valentine dinner with the GA
girls putting on a fashion show.
The dinner is to make money
for the youth and will cost $5
each. The Church services will
be good and then you will have
a delicious meal with some
good entertainment. What bet-
ter way to spend Valentine's
Day!
Remember to pray for each
other and our country.


Pioneer Park

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Orange Blossom RV News
By Connie Fisher


Association Meeting
The Meeting was held with a
decision being made that Karol
Wells will be looking into the
price of buying some park
benches to set at different
places here at Orange Blossom.
It would be a nice asset to
Orange Blossom. It was also
decided to buy some padded
chairs for the Recreation
Center. They are already in the
Hall. I hope we purchase more.

Election of Officers
Did you realize that the elec-
tion would be in March? That is
not that far away. Have you
considered being an officer of
the association? You need to be
a six-month resident to hold an
office. You are losing three offi-"
cers this year. We are in need of,
a president, secretary and treas-
urer. All the offices will need to
be filled because these three
officers are retiring.

Reminders
Did you remember that the
Hysongs would be here to
entertain us on Friday evening
the 5th of February? The next
morning will be breakfast at 8.
There are several things going
on in February. I will try to
remind you each week. There is
a soup supper that you need to
get signed up for that is to ben-
efit cancer. The reason for sign-
ing up is to figure how much
soup to prepare. You will need
to bring your bowls to this one.
Don't forget the park-wide yard
sale.
Karaoke
Billy and Charlotte are doing
a wonderful job. It is getting to
be standing room only. If you
want to sit down, you had better
get there before 7 p.m., as it has


been a full house lately. It is
wonderful to see so many smil-
ing faces at karaoke. The enter-
tainment has been great. Also,
remember there is line dancing
too. There are line dancing
classes on Wednesday morning
if to don't know how.

Coffee and Doughtnuts
Did you remember that there
is coffee and doughnuts on
Wednesday morning'? There is
still a 50/50 going. The winners
are drawn at the breakfasts. The
winners for the drawing on Jan.
23 were Glenn Fauser and Lee
SJarvis.

Games
There were no games played
Son Tuesday evening because of
the association meeting. The
meeting ran too late. Usually
cribbage and pokeno are
played.
Euchre was played on
Wednesday with winners being
first Del Wells, second Millie
Schick and third Bob Lock-
hurst. Ted Morris, Jack Brief,
Bob Lockhurst and Del Wells
all had two loan hands. Euchre
was also played on Saturday
evening with first Ben Bohnett,
second Anne Kelly and third
Frank Ardelean. Karol Wells
had three loan hands.
Bingo was played on
Thursday evening with me tak-
ing the first coverall. Pat
Kuyrkendall and John Grigsby
split the second coverall.
Monday Janice Benedict win-
ning the first coverall won
evening's games. Pat Bohnett
and Barb Clancy split the sec-
ond coverall. Kermit Paswater
was able to call bingo on I 17
and won the Special Jar Money.


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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
His wife said, "Still holding
on to your precious integrity,
are you? Curse God and be
done with it." Job told her,
"You're talking like an empty-
headed fool. We take the
good days from God-why
not also the bad days?" Not
once thraoghwall this did Job
sin. He said nothing against
God.
Job 2:9-11 (The Message))

FRIDAY
Remind people to be sub-
missive to the government
and the authorities, to obey
them, and to be ready for
any honorable form of work,
to slander no one, not to pick
quarrels, to show patience
and a consistently gentle dis-
position towards all men.
Titus 3: 1-2 (NEB)

SATURDAY
All a man's ways seem right
to him, but the Lord weighs
the heart. ... He who pur-
sues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity and
honor.
Proverbs 21: 2, 21 (NIV)

SUNDAY
But as for the well-to-do man
who sees his brother in need
but shuts his eyes-and his
heart-how could anyone
believe that the love of God
lives in him? My children, let
us love not merely in theory
or in words-let us love in
sincerity and practice.
I John 3:17 (Phillips)

MONDAY
Wait and trust the Lord. Don't
be upset when others get
rich or when someone else's
plans succeed. Don't get
angry. Don't be upset; it only
leads to trouble.
Psalm 37:7-8 (NCV)

TUESDAY
Then I saw a new heaven
and a new earth. ... "Behold
the dwelling place of God is
with men. He will dwell with
them and they shall be His
people. ... and God will wipe
away evej tear, ,fJpif their;
eyes. -- ..
Revelation 21: la, 3b-4 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
But though God has planted
eternity in the hearts of
men, even so, man cannot
see the whole scope of
God's work from beginning
to end. ...And I know this,
that whatever God does is
final-nothing can be added
to taken from it.
Ecclesiastes 3: 11b, 14a (NLB)



One needs to be .slow to
form convictions, but once
formed they must be
defended against the heav-
iest odds.
-Mahatma Gandhi


February 4, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 7C


T-Ball Tots Add 6 Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Another week of 2010 T-Ball
games is in the book.
At the end of the third week,
it's becoming apparent the race
may be between the Bees and
the Scrappers. The Bees are at
6-0 and the Scrappers at 5-1,
their only loss, by two runs, to'
the Bees.
Behind them in the standings
are the Rattlers, Lynx (Hooks),
Rock Hounds and Diamond
Jax.
In last Monday's opener,' the
Bees outlasted the Hooks 22-
17.
Cason Gough paced the Bees
with four trips around the base
paths. Hunter Atchley added
three runs. Dean Clark, Jake
Cole, Justin Cole, Bobby
Flores, Cody Halstead and
Clayton Harris each came home
twice and Joshua Garay added a
solo score.
For the Hooks, it was Andrew
Bergens and Alex Solis with
triple tallies apiece. Vicente
Cabrera and Cayden Johnson
touched home twice each and
Matt Webb, Blake Rucker,
Heath Hendry, Ricky Sanchez,
David Navarro, Andrew
Reschke and Robert Mushrush
each added a run.
The Rattlers won the Monday
nightcap 28-5 over the
Diamond Jax. Details of the
game were not in the score-
book.
For the Rattlers, players'are
Davie Rodriguez, Dylan
Lambert, Ryan Albritton, Ari
Soles, Alex Fenton, Brinson
Conerly, Manuel Quardarramia,
Donald Ellis Palmer Klein,
Austin Alamia, Derek Camilo
and Presley Gilliard.


Taking the field for the
Diamond Jax are Ethan Barber,
Roel Juarez, Aiden Thomas,
Brendan Holton, Ethan Eures,
Isaac Badillo, Landon New-
man, Jose Rivera, Andon
Whaley and Bryan Murphy.
On Tuesday night, the
Scrappers stopped the Rock
Hounds 35-13.
Jake Stephens, Oscar DeLeon
and Kayden Bryan each circled
the bases five times for the
Scrappers. Boone Pazzaglia and
R.J. Cabrera chipped in with
four scores apiece. Maddie
Schreader, Isaac Obregon and
Byran Flores added three runs
each and Josh Block and Dalton
Johnson came home once each.
Davis Hunter was the only
triple-tally batter for the Rock
Hounds. Cody Knight, Lane
Revell and Sean Armstrong
added twin tallies and Codee
Walker, Kyleigh Revell, Zander
Yeomans and Daniel Cantu
added a run apiece. Other play-
ers are Clay Hancock and
Wilney Francois, Holly Rowe
and Hunter Rowe.
There was also only one
game on Thursday night, when
the Scrappers picked up a 29-15 -
win over the Diamond Jax.
Stephens, DeLeon, Bryan and
Cabrera each rounded the bases
four times for the Scrappers.
Pazzaglia came home three
times. Schreader, Block, John-
son and Obregon added two
runs each and Sean Souther and
Flores each came home once.
.Newman crossed home plate
four times for the Diamond Jax.
Badillo and Rivera made three
trips around the bases, Whaley
had two trips and Thomas,
Murphy and Barber each made
a solo trip home.


Snere was a double-header
on Friday night. In the 5:30
game, the Bees won 32-18 over
the Rock Hounds.
Leadoff batters Halstead and
Jake Cole each scored- five
times for the Bees. Flores,
Gough and Clark made four.
trips home and, Atchley and,
Harris twin trips home. Justin
Cole came home twice and,
Sanders and Garay made a trip
apiece.
Hancock was the only three-
score batter for the Rock
Hounds. Walker, Davis, Knight,
Kyleigh Revell and Hunter
Rowe came around to score
twice apiece and Holly Rowe,
Lane Revell, Yeomans, Franc-
ois and Cantu each scored once.
In the week's finale later,
Friday night, the Rattlers edged:
the Hooks 29-28.
Klein came around to score-
five times for the Rattlers.-
Camilo, Gilliard, Conerly and!
Soles made four trips to home.
plate. Lambert scored three
times, Rodriguez twice and:
Guardarrama, Alamia and
Albritton once each.
Solis was the only four-tally:
batter for the Hooks. Rucker.
Bergens, Mushrush and.
Navarro made three trips home.:
Webb, Cabrera, Johnson, Res-
chke and Hendry each scored
twice and Sanchez and Desmas
Davila each added a run.



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NOTICE OF WORKSHOP

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following
workshop to which all interested persons are invited:

Florida Water Star Gold Certification Event. One or more Governing or Basin
Board members may attend.
DATE/TIME: Friday, February 12, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: 3431 RiderwoodDrive, Ridge Manor FL 33523

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Boards,
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SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1009 NORTH 6TH AVENUE
-WAUCHULA, FLORIDA 33873



Superintendent David Durastanti requests that members of the public submit names for
potential inductees into the Hardee County Schools Hall of Fame. nominees should be
people who have made significant contributions to their professional fields and who have
attended public school in Hardee County.

Letters of nomination will be accepted through March 31, 2010. The letter should
include the:
nominee's name and address (or address of the nearest living relative if the nominee is deceased)
the approximate dates of enrollment in Hardee County Schools
a description of the nominee's accomplishments
the name and address of the person or organization making the nomination.
Letters should be addressed to:
Hardee County School Board
Attention: Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 1678
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Persons previously nominated are kept on file for reconsideration each year.
There is no need to renominate anyone.
The program initiated in 1991 has recognized Mr. Merle L. Albritton, Mr. Shelley S.
Boone, Mr. Doyle W. Bryan, Mr. John Burton, Govenor Doyle E. Carlton, Sr., Dr. Leffie
M. Carlton, Jr., Mr. Jesse S. Carter, Mrs. Exie Cathcart, Mrs. Catheryn McDonald Coker,
Dr. Sylvia M. Collings, Mr. J.W. (Bill) Crews, Jr., Mr. Michael Crews, Mr. Standish L.
Crews, MR. Joe L. Davis, Brig. Gen. Frederick H. Essig, Mr. W. Curtis Ezelle, Colone
John Cecil Fralish, Mr. Charles Frazier, Mrs. Annie W. Hart, Dr. Harold E. Henderson,
Miss Valda E. Long, Mr. John W. Maddox, CoL Donell Matthews, Mr. tom McEwen, Col.
William Moran, Mr. Lawrence A. Roberts, Mr. Bartley Sapp, Mr. L.M. Shackelford, Miss
Ruth V. Southerland, Mr. Leon T. Stephens, Mrs. Myrtie W. Strickland, Mr. Dunning
Terrell, and Reverend R. Perry Tomlinson.
The recipients will be inducted at the Senior Honors Banquet where Hardee Senior
High School's graduating seniors with a 3.50 grade point average or higher are recognized
for their accomplishments. The seniors and their parents will be guests of Mosaic and the
Hardee County Education Foundation, sponsors of the awards event.
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8C The Herald-Advocate, February 4, 2010

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COUNTY COURT
"The following marriage
licenses were issued .recently
in the office of the county
court:
: Erwin Hernandez Flores, 18,
Nocatee, and Jaelisa Colleen
Gutierrez, 16, Nocatee.
Randall Alan Lowe, 26,
Wauchula, and Mary Ann
Miller, 23, Wauchula.
M Ricardo Ramos-Chavez, 21,
Ruskin, and Brenda Isamar
DeLaFuente Gamboa, 20,
Ruskin.
` Joel DpSantiago Jr., 27,
Wauchula, and Maria Elena
Miranda, 24, Wauchula.
o The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
STarmac America LLC vs.
Allyhdeb Tile CF LLC and
Edward Arnold and Jody L.
Arnold, judgment.
Harvey's Caretaking Inc. vs.
Edward Stanley Schontag Jr.
and Connie Joan Schontag,
default judgment.
Portfolio Recovery Associa-
tion vs. Martha M. Roberts, dis-
missed.
STCG Country Walk LLC vs.
Ashley Goolsby and Charles
Boyette et al, order approving
stipulated agreement and dis-
missing case.
Roger A. Green and Terrin L.
McKelvey Green vs. David
William Schied, dismissed.
SJoseph and Alice McClelland
Is. Linda Carter, judgment of
eviction and damages.
SThe following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
SAlfonso Ambrosio, violation
of open container law, adjudica-
tion withheld, $95 fine, $50
gost of prosecution (COP).
" Valeriano DeLaCruz, retail
theft, adjudication withheld,
time served, no contact with
store, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
COP.
Justin Eranen, attempting or
taking of deer by light and gun,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, complete
hunter safety course, no hunting
while on probation, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 COP.


Joe Mario Gonzales, petit'
theft, not prosecuted.
Antonio Lopez, disorderly
intoxication, adjudication with-
held, $200 fine and court costs,
$50 COP.
Angel Santiago Ortiz, disor-
derly intoxication, adjudication
withheld, $95 fine, $50 COP.
Marcelino. Hernandez Perez,
trespass, one month jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$325 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fee, $50 COP.
Troy E. Ward Jr., attempting
or taking of deer by light and
gun, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation six months, complete
hunter safety course, forfeit
gun, no hunting while on proba-
tion, $325 fine and court costs,
$50 COP.
Peregino Mendoza Cortez,
domestic battery and contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a
minor, one month 21 days in
jail CTS, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees
and $50 COP placed on lien,
released to Immigration.
April Renee Weems, con-
finement of animals without
food or water and cruelty to a
dog, not prosecuted.
SElias Serrano Jr., trespassing
on property other than a struc-
ture or conveyance, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation one
year, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
COP, 30 hours community ser-
vice.
Maria DeLosAngels, domes-
tic battery, not prosecuted.
Joshua Derek Sanchez,
domestic battery, not prosecut-
ed.
Octavia M. Terrell, violation
of probation, (original charge
retail theft), probation revoked,
new probation to include one
month 15 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on
lien.
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Cheri L. Cloud and James L.
Cloud, divorce.
Chase Home Finance LLC
vs. Paul Martin and Marie
Martin, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.


Chase Home Finance LLC
vs. Jereme A. Bridges, Julie A.
Bridges, et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Ed Kerlikowske Jr. Farms
LLC vs. Jose Alejandro Lazo
d/b/a Lazo Farms & Sons, dam-
ages-contract indebtedness.'
Ray Rene Rivers and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Tonya Carmona,
petition for enforcement of
administrative child support
order.
Adriana Martinez and DOR
vs. Ernesto beSantiago, peti-
tion for enforcement of admin-
istrative child support order.
Elida Loza and DOR vs.
Vicente Chaidez, petition for
enforcement of administrative
child support order.
Elizabeth Danielle Markley
and DOR vs. Micheal H. Pad-
gett, petition for administrative
child support order.
Ashley M. Drawdy and DOR
vs. Raul Refugio Reyes, peti-
tion for administrative child
support order.
Janice A. Ellison and DOR
vs. Alexander Jackson Jr., peti-
tion for administrative child
support order.
Jamie Renee Johnson vs.
Marvin Brett Johnson, petition
for injunction for protection.
Magali Almanza vs. Juan
Guerrero-Tapia, petition for
injunction for protection.
The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Florina DeLaTorre and DOR
vs. Jaime Chagoya, child sup-
port contempt order denied.
Michelle Ortega and DOR
vs. Jennifer S. Carrion, child
support contempt order.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Joseph R.
Ruschiwal and Kathleen P.
Ruschiwal et al, voluntary dis-
missal.
Christy Pace vs. Edmund
Contreras Torres, voluntary dis-
missal.
David Rodriguez and
Josefina Rodriguez, modifica-
tion of child support.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
Audrey Bollinger et al, dis-
missed.
Morris Kilpatrick vs. BJD
Enterprises and Eston Thomas
.Kersey, dismissed.


Isabel Franciso vs. Meliton
Tolentino Hernandez, voluntary
dismissal of temporary injunc-
tion for protection.
Aaron Cooley vs. United
Rentals Inc., judgment of July
28, 2008 and March 20, 2009
vacated.
Paul Edward and Nina Paul
as guardians vs. Florida
Institute for Neurologic
Rehabilitation Inc., final judg-
ment set aside.
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.
Tracey L. Chandler acquir-
ing/obtaining a controlled sub-
stance by forgery and uttering a
forged instrument, time served,
18 months community control
(house arrest), substance
abuse/mental health evalua-
tion/treatment, random screens,
no alcohol or drugs, warrantless
search and seizure, $520 fine
and court costs, $150 public
defender fees, $100 COP;
forgery, not prosecuted.
Lenard Ellison, violation of
probation (original charges tres-
pass and petit theft), probation
terminated, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Tammy Jo Friel, violation of
probation (original charges aid-
ing an escape and possession
of methamphetamine), proba-.
tion reinstated with same condi-
tions.
Hector Manuel Gomez-
Leana, assault with intent to
commit a felony, not prosecut-
ed.
Michael Leon Holland, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges two counts improper
exhibition of a weapon), proba-
tion revoked, new one year pro-
bation, complete batters inter-
vention class, $350 public
defender fees and $100 COP
added to lien.
Seledonio Lozano, posses-:
sion of methamphetamine and
violation of probation(original


charges domestic battery and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia), probation revoked, two
years Florida State Prison CTS,
license suspended two years,
$520 fine and court costs, $400
public defender fees and $200
COP added to outstanding fines
and fees and placed on lien;
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, time served.
Esbeida Maldonado, posses-
sion of methamphetamine, 18
months probation, license sus-
pended two years, substance
abuse/mental health evalua-
tion/treatment, no alcohol or
drugs, random screens, warrant-
less search and seizure, $520
fine and court costs, $300 pub-
lic defender fees, $100 COP, 75
hours community service.
Ismael Mancillas, burglary of
dwelling-amended to lesser
burglary of a structure, adjudi-
cation withheld, 18 months pro-
bation, $520 fine and court
costs, $300 public defender
fees, $100 COP, 100 hours
community service; grand theft,
not prosecuted.
Joseph Thomas Martinez,
violation of probation (original
charge grand theft), probation
revoked, one year community
control, $200 public defender
fees and $100 COP added to
outstanding fines and fees.
Jonathan Luke McVey, pos-
session of marijuana more than
20 grams-amended to lesser
possession less than 20 grams,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion one year, $520 fine and
court costs, $150 public defend-
er fees, $100 COP, 25 hours
community service; possession
of a prescription drug without a
prescription, not prosecuted.
Jose Angel Ramirez III,
domestic battery by strangula-
tion, battery and resisting an
officer without violence, six
months in jail, $677 fine and
court costs, $350 public defend-
er fees and $100 COP placed on
lien.
Kelvin J. Readon, preventing
extinguishment of fire facility,
six months Florida State Prison,
concurrent with present sen-
tence being served, $520 fine
and court costs, $300 public
defender fees and $100 COP
placed on lien.
Debbie Faye Thompson,
dealing in stolen property, pro-,
bation three years, $520 fine
and court costs, $350 public


defender fees, $100 COP, $i00
restitution; grand theft, not
prosecuted.
Michael Rosendo Torres,.
possession of methampheta-'
mine and possession of drug
paraphernalia and violation of
community control (original
charges grand theft auto and
fleeing to elude an officer),
community control 'revoked,
time served, five years Florida
State Prison-suspended, new
two-year community control*
with condition of inpatient
treatment), $200 public defend-.
er fees and $100 COP added to
outstanding fines and fees; pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
and introducing contraband into
a correctional facility, not pros-
.ecuted.,
Joe Anthony Valdez, larceny,
not prosecuted.
Romaine Bernard Williams,.
sexual assault, false imprison-
ment, burglary to structure and
petit theft, not prosecuted.
Julie Carol Stone, petition for
early termination' of probation'
(original 'charge sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000
feet of a convenience store),
early probation termination
granted.
Barbara Coleman-Hartman,
domestic violence and resisting
arrest with violence, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation three
years with condition of 90 days
in jail, $677 fine and court
costs, $100 COP; battery on a
law enforcement officer, not
prosecuted.
The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Juan C. and Lisa J. Rubio to
Miguel and Maria S. Garciga,
$35,000.
Wachovia Bank NA to
Miguel A. Santana and Elsie
Sellers, $52,500.
Clifford I. and Betty C.
Brinson to Johnny Ray and
Irene A. Withem, $105,000.
Warning: Humor may be
hazardous to your illness.


F E o-
,ai i~ns erc


El Departamento de Salud del

Condado de Hardee quiere recu-

radle que la temporada de la

gripa no alcanza un punto mas

alto en Florida hasta en Febrero.


Esta clinic estara abierta para

todas las personas mayores de 6

meses quien quiere ser vacuna-

da. Todos menores de 18 anos

tienen que estar acompanado

por un adulto.



Solamente la vacuna de inyec-

ci6n estA disponible. Ya no ten-

emos el roci6 nasal. Citas no

son necesarias en esta clinic.



La vacuna sera dada al primer

Ilegados.

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Estavacna s gats


The Hardee County Health

Department wants to remind you

that the flu season doesn't peak

in Florida until February.



This clinic will be open to all per-

sons 6 months and older who

wish to be vaccinated. Anyone

less than 18 years of age must

be accompanied by an adult.



Only the injection form of the

H1N1 Vaccination is available.

We no longer have the nasal

mist. Appointments are not nec-

essary during this clinic.



Vaccinations will be given on a

first come, first serve basis.


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