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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


111th Year, No. 6
3 Sections, 24 Pages


Thursday, January 13, 2011


Fire Consumes Home


By HAILEY SELPH
& CYNTHIA KRAHL
For The Herald-Advocate
A family that took in others
who were without a place to
stay has now lost its own home
to fire.
It had been mere weeks since
Junior and Leighann Gonzales
decided to take in cousin Jesse


Gonzales and his family when a
fire destroyed their rental house
late Saturday afternoon.
The Gonzaleses and their two
young children, Alora, 5, and
Gabriel, 1, became homeless,
too. Cousin Jesse Gonzales, his
wife, Nickie, and their 1-
month-old son, lasac, again
were left with no place to stay


as well.
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
reports it received the call at
5:25 p.m., and responded to the
location at 3928 E. Main St. in
11 minutes. By the time fire-
fighters arrived, the house was
three-fourths of the way
involved in flames. Chief Mike
Choate said.


Firefighters contained the
blaze in' 20 minutes, he said.
After using 1.500 to 2,000 gal-
lons of water and about an
hour's time, the flames were
fully extinguished. Firefighters
remained on the scene to check
for hot spots and prevent any
flare ups. finally leaving two
hours and 34 minutes after


To 2 Families


arrival.
Even with all the efforts of 10
firefighters and, four units, the
house was not able to be saved.
Choate noted no one was
injured in the fire.
The blaze began in the north-
west bedroom of the rental
house, owned by Walter Olliff.
The cause is yet unknown,
Choate said. The state Fire
Marshal's Office is currently
investigating the source of the
flames.
Meanwhile, the community


has rallied to assist the two dis-
placed families that called the
rental house their home.
Junior and Leighann Gon-
zalez and their two children had
been out grocery shopping
when the fire began. Jesse and
Nickie Gonzalez and baby Isaac
were in the home at the time.
They were able to safely evacu-
ate and run for help.
But, of course, all their pos-
sessions-for two families-
were destroyed.
See FIRE 2A


PHOTO BY TRAYCE DA


Fire destroyed this rental house on Saturday, displacing two families.


Events Commemorate MLK Holidaj


By MESQUA FIELDS
For The Herald-Advocate
The coming weekend holds
many events for the 25th an-
niversary celebration of the
national Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. holiday.
Attendees will be commemo-
rating the life and great works.
of the famed civil rights leader
of the early 1950s to the late
'60s.
The events begin on Saturday
with a track and field competi-
tion at noon. to be held in
Magnolia Manor at the field
across from First Missionary
Baptist Church. The following
day. Sunday. the annual candle-
light service will take place at
New Mt. Zion African Metho-
dist Episcopal Church at 5 p.m.
Monday, the official national
holiday, is filled with activity.
starting early with the anuLtal
breakfast at the Church of


WEATHER
DATE HIGH LOW B fI
12/29 68 27 0.00
12/30 72 40 0.00
12/31 79 58 0.00
01/01 79 54 0.00
01/02 77 56 0.01
01/03 75 56 0.00
01/04 76 50 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 01104/10 -49.10
Same period last year 44.70
Ten Year Average 54.30
Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds .... ... .6B
Community Calendar .4A
Courthouse Report ... 6B
Crime Blotter ....... 7B
Hardee Living ....... 3B
Information Roundup .7A
Obituaries .......... 4A
School Lunch Menu .. .1



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Christ on Will Duke Road at
7:30 a.m.; a breakfast to which
all are invited.
Following later in the day
will be the annual Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Day Parade in
downtown Wauchula. which
begins at 1 p.m. Those who are
participating in the parade must
be at the line-up at 12:30 p.m.
Immediately after the parade
will be the Parade Fun Day held
in Magnolia Manor Park at the
end of Chamberlain Boulevard.
These events will all be host-
ed by the Dr. Martin Luther
King Committee, which invites'
all the Hardee County corfimu-
nities to be a part of this cele-
bration. The theme for this
year's celebration is "Unity."
"King was all about unity."
declared the committee's vice
president. Daryle Cook. "We



Identities

Still

Pending

By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Positive identifications have
vet to be determined in two
unrelated Hardee County deaths
during the holiday season.
Names have not been re-
leased on a driver killed in a
Christmas crash or on a man
murdered on Jan. 2.
Full and conclusive identifi-
cations are pending. as are offi-
cial notifications of next of kin.
The Christmas crash occurred
at about 1:35 a.m. that Saturday
morning on County Road 664A
just north ()" Boyd Co\\art
Road. Florida 1 ligh ay Patiol
investigators said.
See IDENTITIES 2A


need to get all the people, to
come together and get back
together on one accord."
For additional information on
planned activities, contact Cook
at 773-4045 or e-mail LaToya
Wiggins at lwiggins9599@hot-


mail.com.
Martin Luther King J
born on Jan. 15. 1929, an
on April 4. 1968.
His grandfather was th
of the line of pastors in
See EVENTS 2A


MAMMOTH





DISCOVERY!
Museum-Quality Mammoth Skeleton
Excavated From A Local Ranch
By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
This past summer's heavy rains affected Hardee
County far more than anticipated.
Erosion along a rural Zolfo Springs creek bed
cleared away bones of a mammal believed to have died
off more than 11,000 years ago, leading to a find of his-
torically significant proportions.
Bill Harrison, an attorney based in Sarasota and
owner of a 700-acre ranch here, was walking his prop-
NIELS erty after a rain shower when he spotted something
peculiar. Looking across the creek onto the bank he saw
a washed-out area, with something large protruding
from it.
The following week, Harrison was able to get across
V the creek to further investigate. What he saw led to a
full excavation of the site by paleontologists and inter-
ested teams of volunteers.
r. was Fossils were found in a layer of clay and sand about
id died five to six feet below the ground's surface. Digging and
e start exploring with screwdrivers and trowels, workers were
King's able to uncover a rare beauty.
"I was very curious as to what I had found," said
See MAMMOTH 3A
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COURTESY PHOTO
A volunteer worker proudly unearthed an arm bone of the ancient Columbian Mammoth discovered creekside on a
rural Zolfo Springs ranch this summer. Paleontologists and volunteers excavated the discovery site this past fall, find-
ing one of the most complete mammoth skeletons on record.


Watch Commission

Meetings Online

... Story 1C


Hall Of Fame

Honors 2 Men

. Story 2A


Program Helps

Cancer Victims

... Column 7A


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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor


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You 're Never Too


Smart To Get Conned


Smart people get conned,
too. Ask Sarasota, Fla., tax
attorney John McKenney.
A lawyer for more than 20
years, he represents clients in
front of the IRS and prepares
tax returns for local businesses.
He knows his way around a bal-
ance sheet and the complexities
of the tax code. He also lost
$250,000 in an alleged Ponzi
scheme.
"There are a lot of people
around here that lost a lot more
money than I did who were
smarter and more experienced
investors," McKenney said.
The common misconception
about investment fraud victims
is that they are gullible, unso-
phisticated or financially illiter-
ate. But research conducted for
the FINRA Investor Education
Foundation and AARP reveals
just the opposite is true.
The survey of more than 300
investors, half of whom were
victimized by fraud, showed,
that victims tend to be higher
income, college-educated, self-
re-liant and more financially
knowledgeable than nonvictim
investors.
"Many investment fraud vic-
tims are professionals," said
FINRA Foundation president
John Gannon. "They're doctors,
lawyers, stock brokers, busi-
nessmen. In fact, the typical
investment fraud victim is a
well-educated male between the
ages of 55 and 65."
The problem, said Robert
Cialdini, a psychologist at


Arizona State University and an
expert on the psychology of
persuasion and influence, is that
your own self- confidence low-
ers your guard.
"If you think you're in-vul-
nerable to these things, your
defenses come down and you
become more vulnerable as a
consequence," he said. "So
those individuals who have the
background and experience,
who think they know what con-
stitutes a trick and what doesn't,
then open themselves up to the
possibility of being tricked
because they're sure that they
can spot it and resist it.
Oftentimes they are wrong."
Research shows that a better
predictor of whether you or
someone you know might be a
future fraud victim is risky
insisting behavior, such as:
Owning other high-risk.
investments.
Relying on friends, family
or co-workers for advice.
Openness to new in-vest-
ment ideas.
Failing to check back-
grounds and registrations of
professionals or products.
Inability to spot the per-
suasion tactics con artists use.
You can test your suscepti-
bility to fraud by using the
Foundation's Risk Meter at
www.SaveAndInvest.org. The
website also provides informa-
tion on spotting and avoiding
fraud, as well as information on
where to get help.


The smallest bird egg is believed to be that of the
Vervain Hummingbird, of Jamaica. It measures just 0.39
inches and weighs 0.0132 ounces.

Hutng/Fihi SFreas


1/13/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 am
Set: 5:53 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 34 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:30 pm
Sel: 1:22 am
Up: 7:22 pm
Down: 6:59 am
Moon Phase
62%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
6'59 am-8:59 am
7:22 pm-9:22 pm
Minor Times
1:22 am-2:22 am
12:30 pm-l:30 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/14/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 am
Set: 5.53 pm
Day Length
10 lrs. 34 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:11 pm
Set: 2:17 am
Up: 8:12 pm
Down: 7:47 am
Moon Phase
71%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
7:47 am-9:47 am
8:12 pm-10:12 pm
Minor Times
2:17 am-3:17 am
1:11 pm-2 11 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UITC: -5


1/15/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 am
Set: 5:54 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 35 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:58 pm
Set: 3:15 am
Up: 9:05 pm
Down: 8:38 am
Moon Phase
80%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
8:38 am-10:38 am
9:05 pm-ll:05 pm
Minor Times
3:15 am-4:15 am
1:58 pm-2:58 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/16/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 am
Set: 5:55 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 36 mins.
Moon Data
Rlse: 2:51 pm
Set: 4:13 am
Up: 1,0:02 pm
Down: 9:33 am
Moon Phase
88%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
9:33 am-11:33 am
10:02 pm-12:02 am
Minor Times
4:13 am-5:13 am
2:51 pm-3:51 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/17/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 am
Set: 5:56 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 37 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 3:50 pm
Set: 5:11 am
Up: 11:00 pm
Down: 10:31 am
Moon Phase
94%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
10:31 am-12:31 pm
11:00 pm-l:00 am
Minor Times
5:11 am-6:ll am
3:50 pm-4:50 pm
Prediction
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/18/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 am
Set: 5:57 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 39 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 4:55 pm
Set: 6:05 am
Up: 2:00 am
Down: 11:30 am
Moon Phase
98%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
2:00 am-4:00 am
11:30 am-l:30 pm
Minor Times
6:05 am-7:05 am
4:55 pm-5:55 pm
Prediction
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/19/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 am
Set: 5:57 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 39 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 6:02 pm
Set: 6:56 am
Up: -:-
Down: 12:28 pm
Moon Phase
100%
FULL MOON
Major Times
12:28 pm-2:28 pm
Minor Times
6:56 am-7:56 am
6:02 pm-7:02 pm
Prediction
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/20/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 am
Set: 5:58 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 40 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:09 pm
Set: ):42 am
Up: 12:56 am
Down: 1:24 pm
Moon Phase
99%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
12:56 am-2:56 am
1:24 pm-3:24 pm
Minor Times
7:42 am-8:42 am
7:09 pm-8:09 pm
, Prediction
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -5


2 Men Inducted Into Hall Of Fame


The Martin Luther King
Committee held its second
annual Hall of Fame Banquet
on Saturday evening.
The celebration recognized
two community members for
their dedication and commit-
ment to the Magnolia Manor
Community. These 2011 In-
ductees were the late Rev. C.L.
Johnson and Lonnie Matthews.
Roughly 60-65 people were
on hand to honor the two men
for their selfless contributions
to the community.
Johnson was represented at
the honorees' table by his wife,
Ossie Johnson, and sons
Clifford Johnson Jr. and Jamaal
Johnson. His recognition
plaque was received by his
wife.
Matthews attended the event
with his family, and accepted
his plaque of recognition.
Soloist for the event was
singer Sateria Moore. The
praise team of Elaney Clark,
Areah Wilkins and Jabrae
Moore entertained with a mime
and sign-language dance.
The crowd applauded the
many and varied reasons these
two men were selected for


Johnson
induction into the Hall of Fame.
Johnson pastored First Mis-
sionary Baptist Church from
1980 to 2000, where he served
faithfully until his death. He
established the Hardee County
branch of the National Associ-
ation for the Advancement of
Colored People and the Con-
cerned Citizens Council, where
he served as president for a
time. Also during his time as
president, the Christmas Eve
Parade was started in the
Magnolia Manor Community,
He was a member of the
Martin L. King weekend activi-


/

Matthews
ties. He started the Thanksgiv-
ing dinner giveaway for anyone
in the county who wanted a
meal. He brought legal-aide
services to the Magnolia Manor
Community and started the
government commodities in
Hardee County at the First
Missionary Baptist Church
multi-purpose building.
As the list goes on, Johnson
was known for accepting chal-
lenges whether large or small
and he stood as a community
leader for the people and the
cause of Christ. Twice, he was a
candidate for Hardee County


EVENTS
Continued From 1A


family, all serving at Ebenezer
Baptist Church in Atlanta,
Ga.-his grandfather from
1914 to 1931, and his father
beginning in 1931. King was
co-pastor in the '60s.
King attended segregated
public schools in Georgia, grad-,
uated from high school at age
15, and received his bachelor of
arts degree in 1948 at More-
house College, a distinguished
black institute in Atlanta from
which both his father and
grandfather graduated.
After three years of theologi-
cal study at Crozer Theological
Seminary in Pennsylvania,
King was elected president of a
mainly white senior class, and
was awarded a bachelor of
divinity degree in 1951.
With a fellowship won at
Crozer, he enrolled in ,graduate
studies at Boston University,
completing his residence for his
doctorate in 1953, and receiv-
ing the degree in 1955. While in
Boston, he met and married
Coretta Scott, and had two sons
as well as two daughters.
In 1954, King became the
pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist
Church at Montgomery, Ala.,
and an executive committee
member of the National As-
sociation for the Advancement
of Colored People.
The famous Bus Boycott, of
which he became. the leader,
started in early December 1955.
This movement was the first
great nonviolent black demon-
stration in the United States.
During the time of the Bus
Boycott, King was arrested, his
home was bombed, and he was
subjected to personal abuse, but
at the same time rose as a black
leader of the first rank.
The Bus Boycott lasted 382
days, and on Dec. 21, 1956, the
Supreme Court declared segre-
gation on buses "unconstitu-
tional" and blacks and whites
rode on buses as equals.



IDENTITIES
Continued From 1A
The driver of a van left the
roadway then overcorrected,
sending the vehicle into a spin,
crash investigator Tpr. Jay A.
Spencer and homicide investi-
gator Cpl. L.M. Smith Jr. said in
their report on the wreck.
The van struck a utility pole
and an orange tree before burst-
ing into flames.
The driver, who was not
wearing a seat belt, was partial-
ly ejected and died at the scene.
Tests have been conducted at
the Medical Examiner's Office
to determine the victim's identi-
ty. Results are pending.
The Jan. 2 murder occurred at
about 6:28 p.m. outside Trailer
No. 21 at 4222 Middle Dr. in
Grace Mobile Home Park in
Bowling Green.
Witnesses alleged the shooter
walked up to a group drinking
in front of the mobile home and
fired two shots at a man seated
with them.
Bowling Green Police Chief
John Scheel said he has a name
for the 21-year-old man, but
that it has not yet been con-
firmed.
Arrested in that crime is
Magdaleno Cervantes Alcala,
41, of 4225 Middle Dr., Trailer
No. 7, Bowling Green. He has
been charged with first-degree
murder, and remains in the
Hardee County Jail pending
trial.


In 1957, King was elected
president of the Southern Chris-
tian Leadership Conference, an
organization that was formed to
provide new leadership for the
civil rights movement. As pres-
ident, King took his ideals for
the organization from Christi-
anity and operational tech-
niques from Ghandi.
From 1957 to the time of his
death, King faced many chal-
lenges, overcame numerous
obstacles, and gained many
achievements. He traveled over
six million miles, spoke over
2,500 times-appearing wher-
-ever there was injustice, protest,
and action-and wrote five
books and numerous articles.
He led a massive protest in
Birmingham, Ala., which he
called the "coalition of con-
science." The protest caught the
attention of the entire world and
inspired his "Letter from a
Birmingham Jail"-a manifesto
to the Negro Revolution.
King also planned Alabama
drives for the registration of
blacks as voters. He directed a
peaceful march on Washington,
D.C.-during which he deliv-
ered his "I Have A Dream"
address to 250,000 people.
King even conferred with
President John F. Kennedy, and
campaigned with President
Lyndon B. Johnson.
King was arrested upward of
20 times, assaulted at least four
times, awarded five honorary
degrees, named "Man of the
Year" by "Time" magazine in
1963, and became a symbolic
leader of America as well as a
world figure.
At age 35, he became the
youngest man to receive the
Nobel Peace Prize.
On the evening of April 4,
1968, as he was standing on the
balcony of his motel room in


Memphis, Tenn., leading a
protest march in sympathy with
striking garbage workers of that
city, King was assassinated.
Months after his death, Con-
gressman John Conyers Jr. of
Michigan introduced the first
legislation seeking to maki
King's birthday, Jan. 15, a fed-
eral holiday.
Coretta Scott King and many
others faced numerous obsta-
cles on the journey of the holi-
day's acceptance in the Senate
and the House of Representa-
tives. Coretta King presented
two petitions to Congress dur-
ing this time-the first contain-
ing three million signatures and
the second containing six mil-
lion. After a long fight, the
House finally passed the bill
with a vote of 338 to 90.
The bill, however,. had an
even tougher fight in the Sen-.
ate. Yet, finally, President Ron-
ald'Reagan signed the bill into
law in November of 1983. The


first official holiday was
observed on the third Monday
of January in 1986. At that time,
only 27 states-including
Washington D.C.-honored the
holiday.
The national holiday took a
while to gain the recognition of
Arizona. All three Arizona rep-
resentatives in the House-
including, recent presidential
candidate John McCain-voted
against the bill in 1983, reject-
ing pleas from Reagan and .
Arizona governor Evan Mec-
ham. The state even lost the
support of the National Football
League, which decided to move
Super Bowl XXVII from Sun
Devil Stadium in Tempe to
California in protest. The state
didn't vote in favor of recogniz-
ing the holiday until 1992.
South 'Carolina was the last
state to sign the bill recognizing
Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a
paid holiday.


ii,


FIRE
Continued From 1A


The Junior Gonzalez family
stayed with friends the first
couple nights after the fire, and
then moved in with family. The
Jesse Gonzalez family has
moved in with relatives as well.
Junior and Leighann Gon-
zalez have found a new rental
house, and expect to be able to
move into it this coming
Saturday.
The Red Cross provided gift
cards to the families to assist
with replacement of essentials.
Hardee Help Center added


other provisions, and is han-
dling donations for the families.
Community members have
donated formula and diapers,
toys, clothing, beds and towels.
Still needed are bed linens, pots
and pans, underwear and socks,
shoes and a multitude of per-
sonal and household items.
Questions on sizes and needs
can be directed to family
friends Trayce Daniels at 832-
1197 or Tracy Lang at 773-
9674.


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commissioner.
Matthews is a member of the
First Missionary Baptist Church
and serves on the Deacon
Board. He, too, was an' active-
member of the NAACP and the
Concern Citizens Council.
Matthews is a man who
would give a helping hand. He
would take time to transport a
citizen to the doctor, whether in
or out of town, without charg-
ing a dime. He would even go
to the expense of organizing
and hosting a benefit program
for people when they were sick
or just in need of a helping
hand. He has served on many
organizations within the com-
munity.
After the death of the Rev.
Johnson, Matthews continued
the tradition of the Christmas
Eve Parade and also giving out
the Thanksgiving baskets.
Both men were honored for
demonstrating their love and
their vision of how a communi-
ty should be.
The Hall of Fame Banquet
was held in the Enrichment
Center at the New Mt. Zion
African Methodist Episcopal
Church on Martin Luther King
Jr. Avenue in Wauchula.


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1wrlos.







January 13, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 3A


County Government Begins With Commission


This is the first in a five-series
report on county government
and what it accomplished in the
past fiscal year, 2009-10, which
ended Sept. 30.
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
* The citizens of Hardee Coun-
ty, all 637 square miles of it,
present a variety of needs,
wants and challenges to its over
180 employees.
The citizens are the head of
county government, with its
major decisions made by the
five-member Board of County
Commissioners. Under them
are the county manager and
county attorney.
WHile the county attorney is
responsible for contracts, inter-
local agreements, quasi-judicial
hearings and all other legal
aspects, the county manager
bears the brunt of operation of
the county's forces.
County Manager Lex Albrit-
ton is quick to attribute success-
es to the staffs of the various
departments and accept criti-
cisms of them as his own. In his
cover letter to the annual report,
he notes that staff have rallied
together to make expenditure
reductions necessary because of
the economic challenges pre-
sented at the federal, state and
local levels.
The annual report was pre-
sented by Financial Director
Janice Wilkerson to the com-
mission at its regular meeting,
rescheduled to last Tuesday
because three of the commis-
sioners would be attending
meetings on Thursday.
She summed up the situation,
"During this fiscal year, we
continued County operations


through the challenges of the
economic conditions . we
have taken the opportunity to
evaluate and improve opera-
tions, and regroup and reorgan-
ize strategies to achieve goals.
Each division under the Board
of County Commissioners has
strived to maintain or reduce
funding levels for the past three
years without affecting the level
of services provided to our citi-
zens.
She continues, "County staff
would like to thank our prior
year commission for its support
and direction. Staff would also
like to take this opportunity to
thank the County Manager for
his support this past year. Your
knowledge of the diversity
within this County has made
your guidance a value to us all."
The county's amended budg-
et for the past fiscal year ended
with $33 million received and
expended and about $10 million
in grants and awards carried
over for major wastewater and
road projects.
Each of the commissioners
added a comment to the annual
report for the last fiscal year.
District I-from Bowling
Green to SR 62, from U.S. 17
west to the Manatee County
line-Commissioner Minor
Bryant, the longest serving of t
he commissioners, and appoint-
ed to several regional and state
offices as well. .
"Hardee County, even though
slowly, has continued to move
forward in 2010 and I was
proud to be a part of it. While it
is a difficult time with the tough
economic climate, we have
been able to continue to main-
tain acceptable levels of service


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
OF CITY COMMISSIONERS OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will
hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday January 18, 2011, at
6:00 p.m or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be
held.. Item on the agenda: Interview Therese Leary for
the City Manager's Position and reappoints to the Code
Enforcement Board and Planning and Zoning Board,
and any other business that may come before the
Commission.
The meetings will be held at the Commission
Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula,
FL 33873.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as
amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any
interested person decides to appeal any decision made by
the City Commission with respect to any matter considered
at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceed-
ing and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that
a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida
does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's
disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves
every aspect of the Commission's functions, including
ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in
its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should
contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131

CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/David Royal
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Collins
City Clerk 1:13c


CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The Board of Directors of the City of Wauchula
Community Redevelopment Agency will hold a special
meeting Tuesday, 18, 2011 immediately following the
City. Commission special meeting which will convene
at 6:00pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be
held. Items on the agenda are as follows: Sears
Relocation, and any other business that may come
before the Commission.
The meetings will be held at the Commission
Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula,
FL 33873.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as
amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any
interested person decides to appeal any decision made
by the City Commission with respect to any matter con-
sidered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the
proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
The Community Redevelopment Agency Board of
Directors of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not dis-
criminate upon the basis of any individual's disability sta-
tus. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect
of the Commissionr's functions, including ones access to,
participation, employment or treatment in its programs or
activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City
Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


ATTEST
S/Holly Collins
City Clerk


CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/David Royal
Chairman
Community Redevelopment Agency


1:13c


and expand our infrastructure in
preparation for future growth
when the economy rebounds.
'"I look forward to that time
with great expectations. I look
forward to that time with great
expectations of encouraging
and supporting smart growth
which will provided for well-
planned economic development
and increased employment
opportunities for our citizens."
District 11-From SR 62
south to SR 64. west of U.S. 17
to the county line-three-term
Commissioner Clifton N.
"Nick" Timmerman.
"I maintain my commitment
to make sure the growth that is
coming to Hardee County is
done in a well-planned and
orderly fashion. It is vital that
we continue to expand the em-
ployment opportunities avail-
able to our citizens and focus on
further development in the
County."
District III-From SR 64
south and west to the county
lines and west of U.S. 17-
Commissioner Terry Atchley, is
repeating this, year as chairman
of the commission.
"With continuing economic
challenges this past year, our
hard-working and dedicated
employees have once again
stepped up to help face the chal-
lenges as a united team. We will
face many more challenges in
the up-coming year, but with
challenges come opportunities
for growth-both individually
and as a community.
Each individual citizen has a
responsibility to participate in
the future success of our fine
county by sharing both their
concerns and their ideas for
improvements. As a community
as a whole, we all share the
responsibility to do what is nec-
essary to plant the seeds for
tomorrow's success.
As your County Commis-
sioner, I believe it is my respon-
sibility to Listen, Learn and
Lead toward progress. It is my
honor to serve the citizens of
Hardee County as we move for-
ward together toward victory
and success."
District IV-south of SR 66
and east of U.S. 17 to the coun-
ty lines-Commissioner Bobby
Ray Smith, a liaison and mem-
ber of the Florida Heartland
Rural Economic Development
Initiative (FHREDI).
"It is our roles as Commis-
sioners to provide the leader-
ship services and infrastructure
needed to maintain the health,
welfare and safety of all Hardee
County's residents. According-
ly, my top priority continues to


Benefit Barbecue
Helps Child
There will be a benefit bar-
becue of pulled pork and ribs
on Feb. 5 to help 2-year-old
Savana Coronado of
Wauchula, who is battling
leukemia.
The dinner includes, cole
slaw, baked beans, roll and
desert. The $10 tickets are
available at First Baptist
Church of Wauchula or by
calling Laura Wells at cell
832-1886.

Relay For Life
Kicks Off
The January Jubilee Cele-
bration to begin plans for the
Relay For Life weekend,
April 30-May 1. Pick your
teams, bring your $100 reg-
istration fee and join in the
fun.
The Jubilee is next
Thursday, Jan. 20, at 5:30
p.m. at Wauchula Elemen-
tary School Cafeteria. Pre-
register by calling Nancy
Torres at 914-843-7901 or at
e-mail torresgogirl@-
yahoo.com.


ABOUT ...
Obituaries
Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
$15.
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
dence, date of death, occu-


be the support of commercial.
residential and economic devel-
opment. I believe the comple-
tion of the four-laning of
Highway 17 is an integral part
of this mission and I will con-
tinue to fight for this until it is
complete."
District V-north of SR 66 and
east of U.S. 17 to the county


lines-Second term commis-
sioner Dale A. Johnson.
"The tax revenue in Hardee
County is at rock bottom. Our
ad valorem taxes are at the low-
est level they have been in a
long time. Any more expendi-
tures in the budget will mean a
cutback on services. However, I
am committed to try harder to


MAMMOTH
Continued From 1A

More Photos On Page 6A1

Harrison. "At first I thought it was an Indian relic, and
I was wondering why it was down so far in the layers.
Once I knew it was a bone, I wanted to know how old
it was and how it got there."
After pictures he sent to family members, friends
and experts at the University of Florida were reviewed,
what he had spotted was identified as a massive molar
and scapula-the bony shoulder girdle-of an ancient
Columbian Mammoth..
Paleontologists at the Florida Museum of Natural
History and collaborators at other institutions are cur-
rently studying Florida's Ice Age,' so for paleontologist
Richard Hulbert, this find held a personal interest.
"Every new site provides more information and data
for this work, which is one of the reasons we were eager
to excavate this new site in Hardee County," said
Hulbert.
The excavation began Oct. 18 and lasted for the
duration of two weeks.
During that time, about 60 to 70 percent of a full set
of bones was recovered. Although the skull, many ver-
tebrae and ribs, shoulder blades, humerus, femur, tibia
and numerous bones from the wrist and ankle region
were uncovered, it is unknown at the present time what
happened to the other portions of the skeleton.
The land was marked off in one-meter squares to
help excavators contain and document what they found.
Using screwdrivers and trowels, once a bone surfaced,
a brush was used to brush off the dirt from on top of and
around the bone. It was then lifted to determine if it
needed to be put in a plaster cast to transport it to the
museum in Gainesville.
One femur was so big it took up the entire scoop of
a front-end loader.
Based on the discovery, Hulbert estimates the mam-
moth stood 15 feet tall at its shoulders. The tusks and
parts of pelvic bone are still to be recovered, so the gen-
der of this mammoth is undetermined.
A descendent of a Woolly Mammoth, the Colum-
bian Mammoth lived in the southern, central and south-
west United States as well as northern and central
Mexico. They were the last of the native North
American elephants to become extinct.
Harrison donated all of the findings to the Florida
Museum of Natural History in Gainesville.
This is only the second major Columbian Mammoth
skeleton recovered from southwest Florida.
"The skeleton may eventually be on display. At this
point in time we're not sure when that will be. Our main
interest was to have the history preserved for those
interested to continue to learn from it," Harrison con-
cluded.


bring jobs to Hardee County
and to turn our economy
around. I think this will happen
within a year in Hardee County
and that, once again, Hardee
County will prosper. Hardee
County is the place to be-it
doesn't get any better than this.
Next week: Managing the coun-
tv.


Four steps to achieve-
ment: Plan purposefully,
prepare prayerfully, pro-
ceed positively, pursue
persistently.
-William Ward


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

CASE NO.: 252010CA000456
HOME PARTNERS FINANCE I,
LLC, a Delaware limited liability
company,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
JOE T. CONTRERAS and ANA L.
CONTRERAS, his wife, and
BELFLOWER'S FLOORS DIRECT,
INC., a Florida corporation,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgment entered in the above
styled cause now pending in the
said Court, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
the Hardee County Courthouse,
Second Floor Hallway Outside
Room 202, 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, 33873, at
11:00 A.M. on February 2, 2011,
the following described property:

Lot 37 (37) and Lot South
37 (37A), of Block 1, of
PIONEER ACRES, a subdi-
vision, according to the
Platt thereof, as recorded
In Platt Book 66, at Pages
3 and 4, and In Plat Book
67, at Pages 1 and 2, of the
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida; a/k/a 419
Cracker Lane, Wauchula,
Florida, 33873. Property
Appraiser's Parcel No. 03-
34-26-0100-00001-0S37
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.

Dated this Jan. 7, 2011.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
as Clerk of The Court
BY: CONNIE COKER
Deputy Clerk
1:13,20c


Lex Albritton, County Manager

Dear Fellow Citizens:

We are pleased to present the 2010 Hardee County Aninual Report. The goal of this
document is to inform the citizens of Hardee County of the accomplishments of
county government over the past year. In these pages, you can see what your govern-
ment is doing for you and your neighbors.

As all are aware, there has been no positive change in the economic conditions for
our state or county over the past year and none of any significance is expected for
several years into the future. Even though faced with significant staffing and budget
reductions over the past few years, we have continued to provide adequate levels of
service to the citizens of Hardee County. I am very proud of our staff's accomplish-
ments and their willingness to work together by accepting additional responsibilities
and greater workloads to maintain the levels of service. I am certain, due to the state
of the economy that we will continue to experience additional reductions in revenue
at both the state and local level but I'm confident due to the dedication of our staff
that we will continue to meet and even exceed our service level demands.

Also in spite of the difficult economic climate we have been able to continue to move
forward and expand our water and wastewater infrastructure which will better posi-
tion us to support and attract businesses and provide for much needed additional em-
ployment opportunities for our citizens. During this period the county installed two
12" potable water supply deep wells and started the construction of a water treatment
plant and a utilities operations headquarters building which will be completed in the
current fiscal year.

In addition to reading this Annual Report I encourage you to visit the Hardee County
web site: www.hardeecounty.net where you can find additional information on the
county and the various departments and I hope you will take the time to review the
Budget Document which can be found under the Events/Info section of the Home
Page. I am particularly proud of the effort the Budget & Finance Office made in de-
veloping a budget document that I hope you will find very user friendly in gaining a
better understanding of the county's budget process.

As you read this report, I hope that you will be pleased by all that your county staff
has accomplished over the past year. By working together and staying focused, we
will continue to ensure that the needs of the community are being met while main-
taining the values that make Hardee County a great place to live and work.

Sincerely,

eea&onxa 5 siUetS.j.


pation, memberships,
immediate survivors and
funeral arrangements. The
list of survivors may include
the names of a spouse, par-
ents, siblings, children and
children's spouses and
grandchildren, and the num-
ber of great-grandchildren.
if there are no immediate
survivors, consideration of
other relationships may be
given.









4A The Herald-Advocate, January 13, 2011



Obituaries


IA FORD HARLEY
SHIVER
I latord Ilarley Shiver. 90. of
Bow ling Green. died on
Wednesday. Jan. *5. 2011. at
Sarasota.
. Born on Aug. 23, 1920. in
Bay County. he lived all his
adult life in Hardee County. He
served in the U.S. Army during
World War II. He retired from
Swift Mining after 37-and-one-
hall years. He was a member of
Immanuel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his parents Annie Bell and
Crawford Shiver; two sisters
Jeanette Morris and Joyce
Smith. son Larry Shiver; grand-
son Durand Swailes; and two
great-grandchildren, Matthew
Shiver and Catelyn Swailes.
He is survived by his wife of
72 years, Lola Williamson
Shiver of Bowling Green;
daughter Audrey Swailes of
Zolfo Springs; two sons,
Patrick "Pat" Shiver and wife
Wilma of Fort Lonesome, and
Dwayne Shiver and wife Betty
of Orange, Texas; 10 grandchil-
dren; 23 great-grandchildren;
and three great-great grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Saturday, Jan.
8, from 10 to 11 a.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green, with services at 11 a.m.
with Pat Shiver officiating.
Interment followed at Bowling
Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


JESSIE AGUILAR JR.
Jessie Aguilar Jr., 30, of
Bowling Green, died on Thurs-
day, Jan. 6, 2011, at home.
Born on Sept. 24, 1980, at
Sonora, Texas, he came to Har-
dee County from Texas in 1999.
He was a laborer at McDonald
Construction and a Catholic.
He was preceded in death by
sister Rebecca Augilar and
grandfather Frank J. Velez.
Survivors include his parents
Linda and Lee Arredondo of
Wauchula; daughters Erica and
Natali Aguilar of Wauchula; sis-
ter Casey Arredondo of Wau-
chula; and grandmother Alicia
S. Velez of San Antonio.
Visitation was Monday, Jan.
10, at the funeral home from 6
to 8 p.m. Services were Tues-
day at 10 a.m. at St. Michael
Catholic Church with Father
Vincent Clemente officiating.
Interment followed in Wau-
chula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula







JESSIE AGUILAR JR.
Jessie Aguilar Jr. 30, of
Bowling Green, died on
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at
home.
He was born on Sept. 24.
1980, at Sonora, Texas and
came to Hardee County from
Texas in 1999. He was a
laborer at McDonald Con-
struction and a Catholic.
He was preceded in death
by his sister Rebecca Aguilar;
grandfather Frank J. Velez:
uncle Luis Velez; cousin
Pedro "Petey" Martinez III
and best friend Fernando
Ramos Jr.
He is survived by his par-
ents Linda and Lee Arr.edondo
of Wauchula; daughters Erica
Aguilar and Natali Aguilar of
Wauchula; sister Casey Ar-
redondo of Wauchula; grand-
mother Alicia S. Velez of San
Antonio, Texas; "Mamta"
Sonny and Robin O'Neil of
Bowling Green: niece Aubri-
ann Carr; and other stepbroth-
ers and sisters, the Arredondo.
Velez. Castillo. Martinez.
Acosta, Kessler. Gaona.
Longoria. Hernandez, Rose-
bush. Castro, Ramos. Vil-
lanueva, Schmidh. and Jessie
Aguilar Sr. families.
Visitation was Monday.
Jan. 10. at Robarts Garden
Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services were Tuesday at St.
Michael Catholic Church with
Father Vincent Clemente offi-
ciating. Interment followed in


ALBERTA CARLTON
ALBRITTON
Alberta Carlton Albritton.
89. of Wauchula. died on Fri-
day. Jan. 7, 2011. at Resthaven.
She was born on Nov. 1.
1921. in the Oak Grove com-
munity. She was a member of
the Resthaven Board of Trus-
tees for many years and a mem-
ber of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
her parents Ab and Louise E.
Carlton; her husband of 61
years, Merle Lee Albritton; and
sisters Mildred Terrell and
Emily Nell "Peggy" Martin.
She is survived by daughter
Merilyn Strickland and husband
Jerry of Fort Meade; grandchil--
dren Martha Louise Durrance
and husband Bobby of Lake
Wales, John Davis and wife
Christy of Winter Haven, Miles
Strickland and wife Tara of
Lakeland, and Kyle Strickland
and wife Kim of Fort Meade;
and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held on
Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the.
funeral home. Services were
Monday at 10 a.m. at First
Baptist Church of Wauchula,
with the Rev. Ken Smith, the
Rev. Kenny Slay and John E.
Terrell officiating. Interment
followed in Bowling Green
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be sent to Rest
Haven, 298 Resthaven Road,
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

If you would be wealthy,
think of saving as well as
getting.
-Benjamin Franklin

Men are apt to prefer a
prosperous error to an
afflicted truth.
-Jeremy Taylor



















STEVE M. TERRELL
Steve M. Terrell, 89,
passed away on Sunday, Jan.
9, 2011.
He was born March 11,
1921 in Bowling Green to
Wes and Rosie Terrell. He
was raised in Wauchula.
Steve moved his family to
Tampa in 1949 when he
began a civil service career at
MacDill AFB. He was a dea-
con, Sunday School teacher,
trustee and member of East
Chelsea Baptist Church, who
faithfully and lovingly served
Jesus his entire life.
The family gratefully
acknowledges the many years
of medical services from the
Veterans Administration and
the loving care of the nursing
team and staff at Baldomero
Lopez Veterans Home.
He was preceded in death
by his parents; his loving wife
Melba McKinney Terrell;
brothers Corbit. John. Clay-
ton. Grover and Gene; and
sisters Lena, Ressie and Ada.
Steve is survived by two
sons. Gary and wife Linda.
and Ted and wife Sharon;
brother Dunning Terrell of
Wauchula; two grandsons,
Todd and wife Donna, and
Wes; three great-grandchil-
dren, Noah. Daisy and Gabe;
many loving nephews and
nieces; and two sisters-in-law.
Katie and Myra Terrell.
Funeral services will be at
East Chelsea Baptist Church
today (Jan. 13) at 7 p.m. The
family will receive friends at
6 p.m. A reception will follow
the service in the church fel-
lowship center.
In lieu of flowers, the fam-
ily wishes to honor Steve's
memory, with gifts to East
Chelsea Baptist Church. 7225
East Chelsea St., Tampa FL
33610.


JAMES "JIMMY"
FROEHLICH
James "Jimmy" Froehlilch.
45. of Wauchula. died on
Thursday. Jan. 6. 2011. at
Florida Hospital. Orlando.
Born on Nov. 22. 1965. in
Wauchula. he \was a lifetime
resident of the city. He was a
cook at Wauchula Family Res-
taurant and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife
Brenda Froehlich of Wauchula;
son Chris Froehlich of Wau-
chula; three daughters. Destiny.
Misty and Brandi Froehlich. all
of Wauchula; brother Robert
Cotton of Lakeland; and two
grandchildren. Deonte Johnson
and Jordan Froehlich.
A graveside service was held
at 11 a.m. yesterday (Wednes-
day) at Bowling Green Cem-
etery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


STEVE M. TERRELL
Steve M. Terrell, 89, of
Lithia, died on Sunday, Jan. 9,
2011.
Born on March 11, 1921, at
Bowling Green, he moved to
Hillsborough County from
Wauchula in 1949. He was a
civil service worker at MacDill
Air Force Base and a member
of East Chelsea Baptist Church
in Tampa.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; his loving wife
Melba McKinney Terrell;
brothers Corbit, John, Clayton,
Grover and Gene; and sisters
Lena, Ressie and Ada.
Survivors include two sons,
Gary Terrell and wife Linda of
Lithia, and Ted Terrell and wife
Sharon of Lithia; brother
Dunning Terrell of Wauchula;
two grandchildren Todd Terrell
and Wes Terrell; and three
great-grandchildren, Noah,
Daisy and Gabe Terrell.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) at East Chelsea Baptist
Church from 6 to 7 p.m. Ser-
vices are at 7 p.m. with Pastor,
Raymond James officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

If you'd know the power of
money, go and borrow
some.












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HAFORD HARLEY
SHIVER
Haford Harley Shiver, 90,
of Bowling Green, went to be
with the Lord on Wednesday,
Jan. 5, 2011, at Sarasota.
Born on Aug. 23, 1920, in
Bay County, he lived all his
adult life in Hardee County.
He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II. He
.retired from Swift Mining
after 37-and-one-half years.
He was a member of Im-
manuel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death
by his parents Annie Bell and
Crawford Shiver; two sisters
Jeanette Morris and Joyce
Smith; his beloved son Larry
Shiver; grandson Durand
Swailes; and two great-grand-
children. Matthew Shiver and
Catelyn Swailes.
He is survived by his wife
of 72 years, Lola Williamson
Shiver of Bowling Green;
daughter Audrey Swailes of
Zolfo Springs; two sons,
Patrick "Pat" Shiver and wife
Wilma of Fort Lonesome, and
Dwayne Shiver and wife
Betty of Orange. Texas; 10
grandchildren; 23 great-
grandchildren; and three
great-great grandchildren.
Visitation was Saturday.
Jan. 8. from 10 to 11 a.m. at
First Baptist Church of


-ee

THURSDAY. JAN. 13
VHardee County School
Board, workshop and regu-
lar meeting, Board Room,
230 S. Florida Ave., Wau-
chula. workshop, 4:30 p.m.,
meeting 5 p.m.

FRIDAY. JAN. 14
VHardee County Com-
mission, planning session
on roads/bridges, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wau-
chula, 8:30 a.m.

TUESDAY. JAN. 18
VWauchula City Com-
mission, special meeting,
City Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 20
VHardee County Com-
mission and Hardee County
Planning & Zoning Board,
annual review

Ideas are powerful things,
requiring not a studious
contemplation but an
action, even if it is only an
inner action.
-Midge Dector


Ai SkovKig L lewu0


ALBERTA CARLTON
ALBRITTON
Alberta Carlton Albritton,
89, of Wauchula, died on
Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at
Resthaven.
Born Nov. 1, 1921, to the
late Ab and Louise E. Carlton,
she was raised in the Oak
Grove community. She was a
1939 graduate of Wauchula
High School and an active
member of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula for near-
ly 70 years. Always young at
heart, she worked in the chil-
dren's Sunday School depart-
ment for many years. Equally
important to her were the eld-
erly; therefore, for over 40
years, she was a volunteer and
member of the Board of
Trustees of Resthaven.
In addition to her parents,
she was predeceased in 2004
by her husband of 61 years,
Merle Lee Albritton; and two
sisters, Mildred Terrell, also
in 2004, and Emily Nell
"Peggy" Martin in 2009.
Survivors are one daughter,
Merilyn Strickland and hus-
band Jerry of Fort Meade;
four grandchildren (to whom
she was "Gonzee"), Martha
Louise Durrance and husband
Bobby of Lake Wales, John
Davis and wife Christy of
Winter Haven, Miles Strick-
land and wife Tara of Lake-
land, and Kyle Strickland and
wife Kim of Fort Meade; and
nine great-grandchildren,
Katherine Louise and Eliz-
abeth Claire Durrance, Emory
and Robert Davis, Emily,
Chloe and Andrew Strickland,
and Kayla and Kyle
Strickland Jr.
Visitation was held on
Sunday, Jan 9th, from 5 to 7
p.m. at Robarts Garden Chap-
el. Funeral services were on
Monday, Jan. 10th, at 10 a.m.
at 'First Baptist Church of
Wauchula with the Rev. Ken
Smith, the Rev. Kenny Slay
and John E. Terrel1 officiat-
ing. Burial followed in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
Memorial donations may
be made to Resthaven, 298
Rest Haven Road, Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890.




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252010CA000578

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA, a national banking
Association organized under the
laws of the United States of
America,
Plaintiff

vs.
MIGUEL PONCE AND MIRTHA
PONCE, Husband and wife AND
and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE
As Unknown Tenants, In
Possession Of The Subject
Property.
Defendants.
/

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 3, 2011, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Second Floor Hallway
Outside Room 202 of the Hardee
County Courthouse located at
417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida, on the 26th day of
January, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., the
following-described property:

Begin at the SW Corner of
Block 17 of the Carlton
and McEwen Addition to
the City of Wauchula,
Florida, as per plat thereof,
recorded in Plat Book 1,
page 2-11, and run East
14 North on Main Street
77 feet ,and 9 inches;
thence North 14 West 110
feet; thence West 14
South 77 feet and 9 inches;
thence South 14 East 110
feet to the SW corner of
said Block to Point of
Beginning
AND
Parcel 1
Begin at the NE Corner of
the SE 1/4 of Section 5,
Township 34 South, Range
26 East, run thence West
631.00 feet. Thence South,
52.04 feet to a Point in the
Southerly Right of Way
Line of State Road 64-A for
the Point of Beginning;
Thence continue South
660.00 Feet; Thence West
814.00 Feet; Thence North
660.00 Feet to a point in
the southerly right of way
line of State Road 64-A;
Thence East along above
said right of way line,
814.00 Feet to the point of
beginning. Hardee County
Florida, Less the East
330.00 feet thereof.
Parcel 2
South 8 acres of the North
1/2 of South 1/2 of the NE
1/4 of the SW 1/4 of
Section 36, Towhship 33
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida,
together with a 2000 Merit
mobile home,
ID#FLHMBFP114345044A
AND
FLHMBFP114345044B.

Dated this 7 day of Jan., 2011.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF COURTS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252010CA000571

DAVID W. ANDERSON, SR.,
Plaintiff

vs.
MICHAEL D. ST. LOUIS and TAM-
MIE L DeLONG, aka, TAMMIE
LEE ST. LOUIS,
Defendants.

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 3, 2011, in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
* the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Second Floor Hallway
Outside room 202 of the Hardee
County Courthouse located at
417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida, on the 26th day of
January, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., the
following-described property:
Tract 28 of the unrecorded
Plat of Charlie Creek
Acreage, lying and being
in Sections 2 and 3,
Township 36 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida being more partic-
ularly described as fol-
lows: Commence at the
Northwest Corner of said
Section 2; thence South
00040'56" West along the
West line of said Section 2,
a distance of 1485.17 feet
to a point in the centerline
of a 60 foot wide ingress
and egress easement;
thence along said center-
line, the following courses
and distances: N 84o35'58"
E, 180.00 feet; N 6304'37"
E, 128.72 feet; N 43008'10"
E, 236.90 feet; N 2227'25"
E, 293.51 feet; N 1150'27"
W, 131.26 feet; N 0133'59"
W, 167.86 feet; N 55004'25"
E, 425.60 feet; S 8939'15"
E, 700.00 feet for a Point of
Beginning; thence S
07005'47" E, along said
centerline, a distance of
650.00 feet; thence N
78025'56" E, along said
centerline, a distance of
306.41 feet; thence N
6551'10" E, along said
centerline, a distance of
70.00 feet; thence leaving
said centerline, go N
1835'46" W, 773.47 feet;
thence S 47058'42" W,
266.13 feet to the Point of
Beginning.

Together with and subject
to a 60 foot wide easement
for ingress and egress,
and described as follows:
A '60 foot wide easement
for ingress and egress,
lying and being in Sections
2 and 3, Township 36
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida,
the centerline of which is
described as follows:
Commence at the
Northwest corner of said
Section 2; thence South
0040'56" West along the
West line of said Section 2
a distance of 1337.79 feet;
thence North 8935'29"
West 924.72 feet to a point
on the Easterly Right-of-
Way line of U.S. Highway
17 (State Road Number
35); thence South
1251'01" West along said
Easterly Right-of-Way line
a distance of 695.41 feet to
the Point of Beginning of
said easement; thence
Easterly along the center-
line of said easement the
following courses and dis-
tances: South 88033'04"
East 112.33 feet; North
6524'24" East 134.11 feet;
North 5513'15" East
171.31 feet; North
88o55'16" East 380.47 feet;
North 6618'45" East
348.95 feet; North
0040'56" East 226.00 feet;
North 8435'58'' East
180.00 feet; North
6304'37" East 128.72 feet;
North 4308'10" East
236.90 feet; North
2227'25" East 293.51 feet;
North 1150'27" West
131.26 feet; North
01 33'59" West 167.86 feet;
North 5504'25" East
425.60 feet; South
8939'15" East 700.00 feet;
South 0705'47" East
650.00 feet to a point here-
inafter referred to as point
"A"; thence continuing
along said centerline, go
south 7825'56" West
375.27 feet to the Westerly
terminus of said ease-
ment; thence returning to
said Point "A", go Easterly
along said centerline the
following courses and dis-
tances: North 7825'56'"
East 306.41 feet; North
6551'10" East 731.47 feet;
North 0020'45" East


328.02 feet to the Easterly
terminus of said easement.

Dated this 7 day of Jan., 2011.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF COURTS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Paleontologist Richard Hulbert of the Florida Museum of Natural History identifies the
fossils as the remains of a Columbian Mammoth.


The skull, many vertebrae and ribs, shoulder blades, humerus, femur, tibia and numer-.
ous bones from the wrist and ankle region were uncovered during the excavation.


After sending pictures to the University of Florida, these fossils were identified as a
massive molar and scapula.


Some of the fossils required plaster casting in order to transport them safely from Zolfo
Springs to Gainesville for further investigation.


With screwdrivers and trowels used to dig and move dirt, 60 to 70 percent of
skeleton was recovered.

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pies which should guide those who from their youth aspire to an honorable anm
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The land was divided and marked into one-meter grids to assist'with unearthing and
documenting the find.


Weightlifting Moves Along


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's halfway through the sea-
son for the girls weightlifting
team.
Last week, they hosted Lake
Placid on Tuesday and went to
Sebring for a quad-meet on
Thursday. On Saturday, they
the full went to Lake Placid for a morn-
ing meet.
This week's only meet is the
princi- subsectionals on Saturday at
d excel- Sebring. Girls have to succeed
in this meet in order to go on to
-Plato the sectional meet at Port
Charlotte on Jan. 26. Before
that is the huge Travis Todd
Invitational on Jan. 20 in Avon
Park.
The very young girls team is
led by lone senior Lacie Carlton
and junior Ashley Hodges, the
only returnees on the team.
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Carlton placed first in the 169-
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both the bench press and the
clean-and-jerk.
Behind her, in the 160 group,
were junior Korin Roehm, sec-
ond, and freshman Megan Hart-
man, third.
First-year junior Jessica Hunt
placed first in the 110 division,
with freshman Rachel Burton in
second place.
In the 129 division, freshman
McKenzie Staton placed sec-
ond, missing first by only five
pounds. Classmate Erica Rob-
erts was third.
Freshman Rachel Roberts
was second in the 101 group,
while freshman Briana was
third in the 119 group.
The Sebring meet was the
first away meet and first large-
group event, with Sebring,
LaBelle and DeSoto also partic-


ipating.
"For many of these girls, this
was their 'first away meet
against so many other schools.!
They. were a bit nervous, but I:
was very proud of their efforts.,
When we return to Sebring for:
subsectionals, I feel these girls'
will do very well," said Coach'
Jan Brutus.
Full results were not avail-
able at press time but Brutus
marked down some of the high-
lights.
Carlton and Roehm had first-
place finishes. Staton placed|
third with a personal best of 90
on the bench and' 85 on the
clearn-and-jerk.
Erica Roberts, in the 129
group, also had a personal best,
with a clean-and-jerk of 80
pounds. Rachel Roberts, in the
101 group placed second with a
personal best on the bench of
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_.etter To Editor

'Look Good... Feel

Better' Program Helps


Dear Editor:
I was diagnosed the day be-
fore Thanksgiving in 2002. I
have Stage 4 breast cancer.
Cancer treatments make pa-
tiefrts not only feel bad physi-
cally but emotionally, too. One
way to combat the physical
aspect of hair loss, dark eye cir-
cles, yellowish skin is learning
new ways to fix your makeup or
style a wig to diminish these
side effects. And it is so true-
when you look good, you defi-
nitely feel better.
And keeping a positive out-
look is what helps me get
through 'each day.
The makeup and wigs used in
the local American Cancer
Society's "Look Good . Feel
Better" program are all donated.
I was very grateful to have the
ACS provide me with a wig to
wear at my brother's wedding.
Even though I choose not to
wear a wig in my regular every-
day life, it was nice to have the
wig for this special occasion. I


didn't want to be in my brother's
wedding (Jason Gilbert) pic-
tures as "that bald girl" or
remembered as "that's when
Tina was sick."
I'm glad I can help make
other cancer patients aware of
the ACS programs. Before I
was diagnosed I always thought
the ACS were those people who
didn't want anyone to smoke.
Now after volunteering, I've
learned the ACS and Relay for
Life have so many different
programs to help cancer pa-
tients and their families.
But I always remind people
that the ACS can't contact you
because of the HIPPA laws.
Cancer patients and their fami-
lies must contact ACS when
help is needed or when you are
newly diagnosed, because you
ever know if you might need
help in the future or meet some-
one else who does.
Tina Gilbert-Schenck
Wauchula


TENDER LOVING CARE CAN MAKE
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
Thank you for returning and reading "We C.A.R.E."
Remember, C.A.R.E. stands for Cancer Awareness Research and
Education.
There is also the emotional support when a loved one has lost
the battle with cancer. So, I send out my love, prayers and support
to the family and friends of Barbara Joan Henderson, June 29, 1951
to Nov. 25, 2010. She was and is a hero in all our hearts.
"Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite, and
strength. But it doesn't have to take away her self-confidence,"
writes the Personal Care Products
Council Foundation.
This week's article is about
"Look Good ... Feel Better," a
free program that is a community-
based national service. It teaches
female cancer patients beauty tips
to look better and feel good about -
how they look during chemother-
apy and radiation treatments.
Please read the accompanying
"Letter to the Editor" written byi
Tina Gilbert-Schenck.
...Program \olunleers are local A wig kept Tina Gilbert-
beauty professionals .wlo lead Schenck from being "the
small groups, usually about four bald girl" In her little broth-
to six women, through practical, er's wedding photos.
hands-on experience with make-
up, skin care, nail care, and ways to deal with hair loss such as with
wigs, turbans and scarves. Each woman gets a free makeup kit to
use during and after the workshop.
Helping to support our local Look Good . Feel Better pro-
gram is Betty Sellers on the third Monday of every month. If you


COURTESY PHOTOS
Betty Sellers shows Tina Gilbert-Schenck how to apply
makeup to diminish cancer treatment side effects.

would like to join a session, you will need to pre-register so that
they will have enough of the makeup kits and other supplies for
you there.
Free self-help materials can be ordered through the Look
Good .. Feel Better toll-free number, 1-800-395-Look (1-800-
395-5665) or contact your local American Cancer Society office, or
visit the Web site at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
The self-help materials include a 30-minute video entitled
"Just for You.A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Look Good and
Feel Better During Cancer Treatment," a step-by-step instructional
booklet, and an evaluation form.
The video features cancer survivors and volunteers talking
about the ways cancer treatment and side effects can affect the way
you look. It also covers detailed skin-care information, "how to"
makeup tips, wig information, and pointers on head coverings. The
booklet that goes with the video also covers nail care.
Next month's article will be on the "Road to Road Recovery"
program. As always, stay healthy and safe.
Sharon Ussery is a board member for the Hardee Unit of the
American Cancer Society, located on West Main Street in down-
town Wauchula. For more information, call local Executive
Director Denise Benavides at (866) 739-5288, extension 5802.


Fair Programs
Getting Ads
It's time again to plan for
the annual Hardee County
Fair.
Anyone who wants an ad
included in the Fair Program,
should contact Rosalind
Bass at the Hardee County
Farm Credit office 773-4108.

Learn About
Florida Plants
Plan ahead to attend the
Florida-Friendly Yards con-
servation and landscaping
workshop and native plant
sale on Saturday, Jan. 22
from 8 a.m.to noon at the
Turner Center, 2250 Roan
St., Arcadia. Registration
begins at 7:45.
Each person who attends
will receive a free plant and
those coming from Hardee
or Highland Counties will
receive a second gift. An
expert will answer your
questions. For more informa-
tion, contact the Charlotte
Harbor National Estuary
Program toll-free at 866-835-
5785 ext. 240.

Get Tickets For
Project Graduation
Miss Project Graduation
2011 will be held at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available. They
are $5 with $2 for parking. All
proceeds support a safe
graduation party for the
graduates of 2011.

Hospital Offers
Lunch & Learns
The January "Lunch &
Learn" session, open to the
public, will be on Friday from
12:15 to 1 p.m. in the confer-
ence room in the local hospi-
tal, 533 W. Carlton St., Wau-
chula. Tea and water will be
provided.
Bring your lunch and listen
as Dr. Kathleen Welch-
Wilson leads a discussion of
coronary heart disease. For
more information, call 767-
8342,


Insects outnumber hu-
mans 100,000,000 to one.
Violins weigh less than 16
ounces yet resist string
tension of over 65 pounds.
Don't be afraid of showing
affection. Be warm and
tender, thoughtful and
affectionate. Men are more
helped by sympathy than
by service.
-Sir John Lubbock


It's Rock 'N' Roll &


Poodle Skirts At FNL!


Break out the poodle skirts
and leather jackets for a Fab-
ulous '50s Friday Night Live in
downtown Wauchula on Friday,
Jan. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m.
This month's Main Street
Wauchula event will take you
back in time with your favorite
oldies live from the Heritage
Park stage performed by The
Galaxy Band.
Reminisce with classic cars
and fun activities for all ages,
such as a hula-hoop contest, a
'50s dance off and a best-
dressed contest!


Get your hips ready to show
your stuff during the hula-hoop
semi-finals between 5:30 and
6:30. The '50s dance off semi-
finals will begin at 6:30, with
25 Downtown Dollars being
awarded to the best male and
female dancers. Be there by
8:30 to show off your best '50s
attire.
Don't forget to bring your
appetite and your wallet be-
cause downtown restaurants
and shops will be open late for
your convenience.
"This is a new theme we have


not had before, and should be a
lot of fun! I believe that all ages
can get into the spirit of the
theme and have a great time!"
said Jessica Newman, director
of Main Street Wauchula.
This month's sponsor is
Wauchula State Bank.
Friday Night Live is held
monthly, on the third Friday.
Each event carries a different
and fun theme.
For more event information,
contact Main Street Wauchula
at 767-0330 or e-mail jnew-
man @cityofwauchula.com.


If girls and boys grow up in an atmosphere of frankness and fair play and considera-
tion for others, and with a sense of responsibility toward their own families and com-
munities, then they are as safe today as they were when I was young.
-Eleanor Roosevelt


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The month of January is considered the "gateway" to the new
year. It is traditionally a time to set new beginnings and pursue new
challenges. Resolutions are made with great enthusiasm and an
expectation of making this year a little better than the last.
The month of January is also a great time to take care of your
property tax business.
The self-imposed challenges that come with new year's reso-
lutions and the challenges we continue to face with this economy
is enough to bear, so don't worry about additional challenges when
it comes to taking care of your property tax business. We're here to
help!
As difficult as times are, we want to make sure property own-
ers are aware of all the property tax savings that are potentially
available in the upcoming year.
If you purchased a home or built a new home during 2010 and
made that home your permanent residence as of Jan. 1, 2011, you
may be eligible for up to a $50,000 homestead exemption. This
exemption could save you between $430 and $890 each year,
depending on the taxes levied by each taxing authority.
A significant benefit available for anyone qualifying for home-
stead exemption is "Save Our Homes." With Save Our Homes,
each year the assessed value of your property does not increase by
more than three percent or the Consumer Price Index, whichever is
less. With Save Our Homes, the assessed value of homestead
properties is protected from standard increases in the market.
With current market conditions, values are continuing to
decline, however by law homestead property values continue to
increase until the assessed value and the just value are equal. Over
the years this program has saved property owners thousands of dol-
lars (Save Our Homes is automatic when approved for homestead
exemption). However, some homeowners may still see increases
in their tax bill because of the new CPI rate.
An additional benefit for property owners is through Save Our
Homes Portability. Portability allows property owners to transfer
the Save Our Homes benefits from a previous homestead to a
newly established homestead. For instance, if you establish a new
homestead with a value of $150,000 and your previous homestead
had a Save Our Homes cap of $50,000, the assessed value of your
new homestead would be $100,000 before applying homestead
exemption. If the new homestead has a greater value than the pre-
vious homestead, then the full value of the Save Our Homes cap is
transferred, but if the value of the new homestead is lower, then the
percentage difference between the just value and assessed value is
applied.
An additional homestead exemption of up to $25,000 is anoth-
er benefit available to property owners-no new applications are
required for the additional exemption. This exemption only applies
to properties with an assessed value of $50,000 or more.
Legislation requires at least $25,000 of the value is to be taxable,
therefore if the value of your home is $52,000, only $2,000 is
granted as an additional exemption. ($52,000-$25,000 standard
exemption = $27,000; $25,000 taxable value = $2,000 additional
homestead.)
The additional exemption does not apply to the School
Board's tax levy. The maximum savings property owners will
receive if granted the full $25,000 exemption is approximately
$236.
In addition to the savings provided through homestead exemp-
tion and portability, other exemptions that may be available include
the following:
Widow's and Widower's exemption-$500
Disability exemption-$500
Blind person's exemption-$500


* Disabled veteran exemption-$5000---Widows and
Widowers of a deceased disabled veteran
* Veterans Property Tax Discount-Disabled Veterans with
Combat Related Disability
* Total and permanent disability-quadriplegics-Total
Ex-emption
* Service connected total and permanent disability-Total
Exemption
* Exemption for Disabled Veterans confined to wheelchairs-
Total Exemption
* Total and permanent disability exemption-Total



Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet and Sharon Magee


We wish everyone a healthy
and prosperous 2011. We also
welcome everyone back, both
holiday travelers and after-holi-
day snowbirds. It is so refresh-
ing to have everyone back
home for the season.
At our New Year's Dance,
159 attended. The festivities in-
cluded hats, horns and balloons
in the ceiling, which were
dropped at midnight and sur-
prised us with cash!

COFFEE / UPCOMING
EVENTS
Janet welcomed 224 and led
the prayer. Wayne Shick led the
pledge.
There are many chances
coming up for eating at snack
bars and getting a break from
the kitchen. Today (Thursday),
we are having a dedication meal
to those who have passed and
for the long timers not return-
ing, which will consist of
spaghetti pie with garlic bread,
salad and dessert, followed by
entertainment by Sarah
Spencer.
On Saturday, we are having a
ham, egg and potato breakfast
hosted by shufflers, and that
evening a '50s and '60s Sock
Hop with Daddy DeW.
Jan. 27 we are having stuffed
baked potatoes and sloppy joes,
hosted by stained glass and
painting. On Jan. 29, we have a
dance with a duo, Tony and
Trish.
I introduced two new raffles
for the month of January, with
drawings on Feb. 5 at the dance
with Travis Golden. We have
such talent in our park: First, we
have a beautiful cherrywood
fretwork clock with its own
stand, donated by Durward
Burress, which has 106 jigsaw
holes for the filigree design and
flowers, with six hours of saw


time alone, signed and dated.
Second, a stained-glass angel of
green iridescent glass and white
wings, with a candle reflector
attached, donated by John
Forster. These will be two
beautiful wins for valentines,
for that special sweetheart.
Tickets may be purchased for
both items at coffee hour or at
Lot H-16.
Many coupons were won,
50/50 and Perkins pie were
won. Congrats!

SCOREBOARD
Horseshoes: At Craig's RV
Park, both teams tied at 16.
Willie Helgren won 50/50.
Much fun was had and new
players had a chance to partici-
pate for the team's win!
Bowling: High game 202,
high series 570 was Steve
Mclntire. For the women, high
game 203 and high series of
520 was Marilyn Achard.
What a great day of bowling,
you guys!
Shuffle: The turkey shoot
tournament had 33 participate,
with Bob Hoskins first place,
Dewayne Renwick second,
Deroy Knowlton third, and Tom
Lunny fourth.

SPOTLIGHT
We have a couple to receive
honors in the park! Chuck
Swisher and Sandy Laselle, Lot
H-10, were named Couple of
the Year for the Goldwing Road
Riders Association, on Jan. 1.
This is an honor. They will be
ambassadors for the chapter for
the next year and receive
medallions to wear for each
function.
Coming soon in the Ad-
vocate, a picture of them receiv-
ing this honor. We wish to con-
gratulate them!


Exemption
Senior Exemption-$25,000 (applies to the city of Bowling
Green and the city of Wauchula tax rates).
Exemption for Members of Armed Forces Deployed on
Active Duty (Constitutional Amendment 2)-contact our
office for additional information.
Another benefit available to property owners that utilize their
land for bona fide agricultural purposes is the Greenbelt classifica-
tion. "Bona fide agricultural purposes" means good faith commer:
cial agricultural use of the land. If you purchased land during 2010
that is primarily used for an agricultural business, you may qualify.
for this classification. Florida Statute 193.461 sets forth the crite-
ria.
The filing period for these exemptions and classifications ends
March 1.
We encourage everyone to come to our office at your earliest
convenience to ensure that you don't miss the deadline for filing.
If you currently receive the benefit of any exemption or ag
classification, you will be receiving a post card from our office that
should be returned if you no longer qualify for the exemption or ag
classification. If you receive a blue postcard in the mail, please
drop by our office before Marchl 1-you may be eligible for home-
stead, ag classification, or other exemptions.
Don't forget-those of you who are involved in a partnership,
proprietorship, corporation or are a self-employed agent or con-
tractor must file a tangible personal property tax return with our
office. Property owners who lease, lend or rent property must also
file a return. There is an exemption in the amount of $25,000 that
will be granted to all accounts filing a tax return.
If the value of your tangible personal property is less than
$25,000 as of Jan. 1 this year and you filed a tax return in previous
years, you will receive a notice in the mail advising you that you
will not need to file a return. However, if the value of your prop-
erty exceeds $25,000, property owners are required to file a return
-if no return is filed a 25 percent penalty will be applied. If the
value of your property is about $25,000 and you are unsure if the
value is more or less than $25,000, please file a return in order to
avoid a possible penalty.
All tangible personal property returns must be filed by April 1
in order to avoid a penalty (all other exemption and ag classifica-
tions forms must be filed by March 1).
Remember, for all exemptions and ag classifications, any legal
transfer in ownership is viewed as "new ownership" (whether it is
family transfer or transfers to a family trust). If you have made any
legal transfer it may be necessary for a new application to be filed
with our office-please contact us to find out whether or not you
will need to complete a new application.
For more information regarding exemptions, agricultural clas-
sifications and tangible personal property, contact our office at
773-2196 or visit our Web site at www.hardeepa.net.
Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m.,
however if you are unable to make it to our office during those'
hours, please contact us and we will make arrangements to meet
with you after hours.


YOUR BUSINESS COULD

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

At The Herald Advocate
115 S. 7th Ave. Wauchula

773-3255


JAMES JACKSON, SR. NEW SERVICE DIRECTOR FOR


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CH-IR vSLER


Jeep


Let's meet the new service director for Alan Jay

Chevrolet/Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep. His name is James Jackson.

James, tell me where are you from?
I was born in Avon Park, but have lived in Okeechobee basically my whole life.


^ How long have you worked in this business?
I:t I started at my local home town dealership when I was 18. That was back in 1993.

What is your background in the automotive business?
I have worked for a total of four dealerships. Seven different car lines, but my
most intensive training is with the Chrysler group and General Motors.

SWhat brings you to our town?
I have worked for Alan Jay for about four years and I was given the opportunity
to be a part of this team. Also, I have family that lives here in Wauchula, Bowling
Green and Ft. Meade. This place also still offers a hometown feel.


Tell me who you are away fronrwork.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Tonya. \We started dating when I was 16. We have two children. My oldest son, Will,
is 17. He plays baseball for Okeechobee and also travels playing baseball. My other son, Zachary, is 10. He swims and plays
football both great kids. I think the question was who am I away from work, I would say I am a family man.

What are your thoughts and directions on running a service department?
Let me answer the two questions separately: =

My thoughts are very simple you treat a customer like you would treat your mother. J
I believe that you take care of a customer and the)' will take care of you.
This is never more so appropriate than in a small town like Okeechobee and Wauchula. *

lMy direction is also simple; we are in the business of customer service.
If we do not take care of the customer then someone else will.

I look forward to meeting you and your automotive service needs.

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Soccer Boys Shut Devils Down


*By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee soccer boys split
games last week as they begin
to wind down the season.
The boys play at Avon Park
today (Thursday) and travel to
Frostproof next Wednesday to
end up the regular season.
District playoffs are the follow-
ing week.
The Wildcats began the
spring session with a trip to
Bradenton to play Southeast in
the final district matchup for the
'Cats. Sophomore goalie had
many saves on the evening. But
when the wind changed direc-
tion as a Southeast player made
a chip pass, the gust moved it


just off Alvarez's hands.
"Hardee played very strong
defensively, and made improve-
ments offensively as the tea mis
preparing for the district tourna-
ment at the end of January,"
said coach Dennis Aubry.
Senior Night at home Friday
was exciting as Hardee swept
past Avon Park 7-0 and the
game was halted on the mercy
rule. It was fan appreciation
night with tickets at $3 and
prizes from Dominoes and
Giovanni's given away.
Before the game boys seniors
captain Victor Rubinos, Taylor
Barlow, Ricky Soria, Jaun
"Taco: Ortega and Angelo Par-
kinson were honored as well as


girls team members, Hannah
Jacobs, Keyra Diego, Raquel
Rosales and Yesenia Vargas.
Nick Bell scored three goals
for Hardee and one each were
added by Armando Alvarez,
Enrique Zamora and Uber
Calvillo. Octavio Alvarez put
away a header to finish up the
scoring.
Former coach Gilbert Vas-
quez assisted head coach
Dennis Aubry. Other players are
Cody Torres, Victor Salazar,
Ricardo Vera, Alexis Palacios,
Braulio Duran, Joe Lopez,
Edgar Narvaez, Ernesto Ramos,
Celestino Alvarez, Miguel
Garcia, Oscar Palacios, Oscar
Gomez, Ruben Sandoval,


Augustine Anselmo, Ruben
Velasquez, Enrique Zamora,
Juan Francisco and Arturo
Farias.
Other players on the girls
squad are Andrea Castanon,
Mariela Delacaruz, Maria
Anselmo, Sasha Castanon,
Brenda Zamora, Sabrina
Hernandez', Addison Aubry,
Yazmin Silva, Marissa
Coronado, Yesenia Ortiz,
Marisela Santiago, Julie Juarez,
Alma Ruiz, Crystal Huerta,
Maribel Diego, Nancy Sanchez,
Alex Patino, Lisvet Anton and
Shayann, Rivera. They are
coached by Nicole Aubry,
assisted by Peyton Sullivan.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Hardee boys soccer has had an exciting year, finishing up today (Thursday) at home. The trio in front is (left to right)
Cody Torres, Victor Salazar and Ricardo Vera; in second row, Alexis Palacios, Braulio Duran, captain Joe Lopez, cap-
tain Edgar Narvaez, captain Victor Rubinos, Ernesto Ramos, Celestino Alvarez, Juan Ortega, Miguel Garcia, Octavio
Alvarez, Armando Alvarez, Oscar Palacios and Angelo Parkinson; back row, Oscar Gomez, Coach Dennis Aubry,
Ruben Sandoval, Nicholas Bell, Uber Calvillo, Augustine Anselmo, Ruben Velasquez, Taylor Barlow, Ricky Soria,
Enrique Zamora, Juan Francicso and Arturo Farias.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Hardee girls soccer enters 3A-11 playoffs next week. In front (seated from left) are Andrea Castanon, captain Yesenia
Vargas and Mariela Delacruz; second row, Maria Anselmo, Sasha Castanon, captain Brenda Zamora, Sabrina
Hernandez, Addison Aubry, Yazmin Silva, Marissa Coronado, Yesenia Ortiz and Marisela Santiago; third row, Coach
Peyton Sullivan, Julie Juarez, Alma Ruiz, Crystal Huerta, Maribel Diego, Nancy Sanchez, Keyra Diego, Alex Patino,
Lisvet Anton, Shayann Rivera, Coach Nicole Aubry and mascot Alize Sullivan.


We need people in our lives with whom we can be as
open as possible. To have real conversations with peo-
ple may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion,
but it involves courage and risk.
-Thomas Moore


This is the 60th consecutive year for this
Interdenominational, Evangelical Annual Camp
Meeting in Bowling Green. Powerful Gospel
preaching &inspirational singing.,
EVANGELIST ~- Rev. George Holley
BIBLE STUDY LEADER Pattie Holley
Music EVANGELIST Ken Osborne
CAMP MEETING is held on the grounds of -
Caring People Ministry
at the north end of Bowling Green. 0
From U.S. 17, go West on County Line Rd.,
then left at the third block. Follow posted signs.

I


Daddy Whiere You At
Daddy, where you at? We asked mom, she said she does-
n't know and she doesn't care. We went to grandma's and
you weren't there.
Daddy where you at? We love you and miss you daddy.
Daddy you are nowhere to be found, all we kno is that
someone seen you walking around.
Daddy where you at? Are you lost? Can I help, I know I
am barely six but I know my way around. Even though
grandma says no one can help you only Jesus, I think that's
her friend.
Daddy where you at? You said you will never leave my
brother and me. That you would always be here to protect
us from anyone and anything! You also said don't talk to
strangers but there is one in 6ur home. So I cry all night
because I am scared and all alone.
Daddy where you at? I don't know what to do that's why
I look for you. In school kids make fun and laugh at me.
They say their dad is Spiderman and mine is not. That you
are a chicken head that's what they say. But that's not true. I
know that you are my hero, you are smart, strong and that
you are good.
I hope to find you soon, better yet I know who can I just
remembered grandma's friend. His name is Jesus. So if you
hear His name don't be scared and follow Him, He will lead
you the way. He will bring you back to be with us.
In Jesus I Trust, So Come Back Fast.
Pablo Salgado
Wauchula

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Hardee


Living


COURTESY PHOTO
Kelsey Williams & Tyler Johnson

Kelsey Williams Will

Marry Tyler Johnson


Earl and Kelly Pace of Zolfo
Springs announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Kelsey
Danielle Williams of Lake City,
to James Tyler Johnson, the son
of Rick and Sheryl Johnson of
Palmetto.
The bride-elect is a 2006
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School and a 2010 graduate of
Polk State College. She is cur-
rently an elementary education
major at St. Leo University and


will graduate in 2012.
The prospective groom is a
2005 graduate of Lemon Bay
High School and a 2010 gradu-
ate of Florida Southern College.
He will graduate this year from
Florida Gateway College of
Golf Course Machine Manage-
ment. He currently resides in
Lake City.
Plans are being made for a
May 7 wedding in Sarasota at
the famed Ca' d' Zan Mansion.


As I am writing this article
on Jan. 6, it is good to see Judy
and Jerry McBride and Carmey
and Mick Adams back with us
after spending last winter home
with health issues. I understand
that I am not the only one who
has been under the weather.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Jan. 5 were Kay
and Beecher Dale and Frankie
Walters and Joe Bennitt. Rich-
ard Brayton led the U.S. Pledge,
I led the Canadian Pledge and
Don Merillat led the prayer. The
50/50 winners were Darlene
Henry, 2471 Mountain Laurel,
George and Alice Hunt and
Charlie and Barb Mollett.

BINGO
Pete Bashford and Marian
Hollingsworth split the large
jackpot on Jan. 3 and Carol
Lawrence won the small jack-
pot.

DANCES
There was a large crowd at
the New Year's Eve Dance with
The Nite Lites. Ginette Gravel-
le won the 50/50 draw. Door
prizes were donated by Bubbles
and Raymond Powell, Ev
McNeil and Gary Breyer, Cindy
and Bill Johnson, Don and
Monique Harkin, Beth and Ed
Frisbie, Sheila and Tony Smith
and Giselle and Pete Tremblay.
The door prizes were won by
Bubbles Powell, Dale Baker,
Lorraine Sturgeon, Bob Noble,
Bernadette MacDonald, Jack
Morrell, Betty Jacobs, and Guy
Lavigne won twice. The first
dance of the new year is this
Saturday with Steve Baker.
We hope to see everyone there,
as it is always a good time when
Steve plays.

SCORES
Men's Golf Dec. 30: Winners
were L. Murphy, Fred Lever-
one. Harold Lockett and Bob
Keener.
Mixed Golf Jan. 3: Winners
were Aurele Dufour, Marilyn
Funkhouser. Al Johnson and
Aideen Dufour.
Shuffling Jan. 4: Three-game
winners were Ray Baker, Lee
Roy Behymer, Linda Gray,
Hazel Hahn, Bob Kramer,
Charlie Mollett. Bill Potter,
Larry Schunck and Jean Willis.
Horse Collar Shuffling Jan.
5: First, Mafian Wooters and
Bob Beshel; second, Ted Long-
necker and Joe Savoia; and
third. Al Johnson and Charlie
Mollett.

CHURCH NEWS
By Diane Burget
Pastor Bob Winne opened
our worship service on Jan. 2 by
leading us in singing the chorus
"I'm So Glad I'm a Part of the


Family of God." Accompani-
ment was by Carole Jones on
the piano. Nancy Morrison led
our choir in singing "Had It Not
Been." Linda Gray provided
accompaniment on piano.
, The message was taken from
Psalms, John and Isaiah, and
centered onrsinging and prais-
ing God all the day long. We
sing many songs of praise and
promises to God, often not real-
izing the meaning of the words
we are singing. For the coming
year, the pastor encouraged us
to sing praises to God all the
day long and to take seriously
the meaning of the words we
are singing. Today we also had
communion. The communion
stewards were Steve Gray, Gary
Householder, ,Lee Roy Behy-
mer and Bill Burget.
Don Merillat gave the prayer
for the offering and Lowell
Gordon and Bill Burget re-
ceived the offering. Our greeter
today was Maxine Stromme.
Gary and Charlotte House-
holder were in charge of the
communion preparation.


Rules Announced For

County Fair Entries
The 2011 Hardee County Fairis drawing near.
Are your talents up to the test?
The Arts & Crafts Exhibit will feature some of the finest
homemade foods, handmade crafts and original artwork local resi-
dents have to offer.
Ribbons will be awarded in a number of categories. Entries
can be submitted for the following:
Breads Quick/Yeast
Cakes, Cookies & Pies
Canning
Sewing
Candy
Quilting
Needlepoint
Latch Hook Items
Crochet, Knit and Embroidery Items
Pottery/Ceramics
Painting
Photography
Woodworking
Rules for submissions are as follows:
1) Participation is open to anyone living in Hardee County.
2) All exhibits should be brought to.the exhibit hall between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17.
3) All exhibits will be required to remain on display until
Sunday, Feb. 27. Exhibits must be picked up prior to 4
p.m. on Sunday.
4) Each entry should be labeled with the name of the person
who made it.
5) All entries must be clean and in good condition.
6) All canned products must be in standard canning jars (half-
pint, pint or quart). Jars must be clean and no rust apparent
on rings or lids.
7) Bread categories must consist of four muffins or one loaf
on a plate and covered with clear plastic wrap. Judging
will be based on taste, texture and appearance.
8) Cookies must be on a plate, covered with plastic wrap and
can be accompanied by an attached 3x5 recipe card.
Judging will be based on taste, appearance and texture.
9) Exhibitors in the youth division must be school age and be
residents of the county and/or enrolled in the Hardee
County School System. Youth exhibits will be judged sep
arately from the adult division.
A modified Danish System of judging will be used and deci-
sions of the judges are final. Judging will begin at 8:30 a.m. on
Friday, Feb. 18.
For further details, contact the Hardee County Extension
Office at 773-2164.


COUPLE OF YEAR


COURTESY PHOTO


iaprvi riZ--n or me uoivi wing ?oaU Riders Association
Who is rich? He that is named its annual Couple of the Year at the motorcycle
content. Who is that? group's Christmas & New Year Dinner on Jan. 1. Pictured
Nobody. above is this year's couple, Sandy La Selle and Chuck
-Benjamin Franklin Swisher.


COURTESY PHOTO
Elizabeth Hall & Jeffrey Ford

Elizabeth Hall To

Marry Jeffrey Ford


Elizabeth Sabrina Hall and
Jeffrey Danziel Ford of Ona
have announced their engage-
ment and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of James Neville of
Bradenton and Sandra Davis of
Nauvoo, Ala. She attended
Southeast High School in
Manatee County and is current-
ly employed by the Hardee
County Board of County
Commissioners in the Road &


Bridge Department.
The prospective groom is the
son of Frankie Danziel Ford of
Zolfo Springs and the late
Virginia Pearl Ford. He is a
2001 graduate of Hardee Senior
High School and is currently
employed with Local No. 433
of Tampa Boilermakers.
Plans are being completed for
a Saturday, Jan. 22, wedding at
their home in Ona. Friends and
family of the couple are invited.


Fort Green Baptist Church
Presents

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with


JANUARY 22 6:00 pm
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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor







January 13, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 3B


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Shown (from left) are the Rev. Alan Permenter, pastor, and the Rev. Ken Smith, pastor
emeritus, of the First Baptist Church of Wauchula.

Ken Smith Inducted Into


FCA Hall of Champions


The Rev. Ken Smith, pastor
emeritus of First Baptist Church
of Wauchula, was one of four
people recently inducted into
the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes Hall of Champions for
2010.
FCA is the world's largest
sports ministry, and established
the Hall of Champions in 1991
to honor individuals who have
demonstrated a consistent com-
mitment to Jesus Christ through
FCA.
The Hall of Champions
inductees have gone above and
beyond the call of duty and
upheld the four core values of
FCA: integrity, serving, team-
work and excellence.
Recipients are determined each
year by an FCA selection com-
mittee following a nomination
process from staff, volunteers,
athletes and the FCA Board of
Trustees.
Smith, 67, is a former high


school coach and served as
chaplin for Florida State
University and the University
of South Carolina. He is a grad-
uate of Baylor University and
holds graduate degrees from
Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary and Mississippi State
University.
Smith has pastored churches
in Mississippi, Georgia. South
Carolina and Florida. He is also
president of Ken Smith
Ministries Inc.
Smith is former trustee for
FCA and continues to b a fre-
quent speaker at youth camps
and events for FCA.
During his career, Smith esti-
mates he has spoken to more
500 high school teams and
more than 100 college teams.
,He has authored two books;
"It Ought to be Joy" and
"Lessons from the Top: What'
I've Learned About, Winning
and Leading."


Alan Permenter Became

FBC Pastor In 2010


Alan Permenter, 42, came to
Wauchula first B1aptist as asso-
ciate pastor in May 2009 and
became lead pastor in May
2010.,
He and his.wife. Kare,-,have
three children, Daniel, 12, Car-
oline. 8, and David, 3.
"I grew tip in West Point.
Mississippi, about the same size
as Wauchula. It seems like we
have lived here forever. I am
excited about what God is
doing in liardee County and
look forward to many years of
ministry in H lardee County."
He has a 1989 bachelor of
arts degree from Mississippi
State University and a 1992
master of divinity degree from
New Orleans Baptist Theolog-
ical Seminary.
Permenter's father owned a
drive-in restaurant. His mother
was a bookkeeper for the local
school system and then for
Mississippi Slate University.
Before moving to Wauchula
Permenter lived in Ocala for 10
years, where he was a youth
minister and interim pastor and
a pharmaceutical salesman for


Abbott Laboratories. Previous-
ly he was an associate pastor/
youth minister in Panama City.
He spends a lot of time on his
relationship with the Lord and
his family. Spare time is for
reading, mostly job-related. He
loves to read fiction by John
Grishamrn a Mississippi Novelist
and MSU graduate.
His wife is the daughter of
pastor emeritus Ken Smith and
wife Donnelle. who also have a
son. Richard Smith. a pharma-
ceutical rnanager. He and his
family live in New Jersey.
Permenter's duties include
preaching. evangelism. disci-
pleship. administration. and
counseling.
First Baptist Church of
Wauchula has a congregation of
about 800. The church in
January 2010 completed reno-
vation of its youth building.
called the ROCK. In August
2010 renovation w% as completed
in the children's area. which has
a children's academy. with 119
enrolled, ages birth through
pre-kindergarten.


The Jollowing permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Jan. 2-8. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tot; the address for the project,
the trpe of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at SI,000 or more are
listed.

ISSUED
Charles D. Tucker. Broward
Street, renovations. 520.000.
Jamie Stembridge., Orange
Street, roofing. S31.000.
Rebecca Mays. Broward
Street. roofing. $3.834.
Douglas Battev. East Main
Street. renovations. S5.200.
Kenneth Edwards. Broward
Street. renovations. $S12.386.
Vince C. Wintill. Florida
Avenue. renovations. $5,000.
Charles D. Tucker. Broward
Street. renov nations. S16.900.
Bernard E. Hill. Stevens
Carlton Place., manufactured
home. 53.500.
BUILDING BLOCKS
Did you know'? lEvery
dwelling unit shall have its own
bathtub or shower, lavatory
(bathroom sink). water closet
(toilet) and kitchen sink.., which
must be maintained in a sani-
tary. safe working condition. A
kitchen sink is not a substitute
for the lavatory or hathioom
sink. which should be in the
same room or close proximity
to the \water closet or toilet.

A penny saved is a penny
earned.
-Ben Franklin


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Julie Ellis, director of Angel Food Ministries in Hardee County, spoke to the Wauchula
Lions Club on Thursday of last week at the Java Cafe. This is a discount food program
in 45 states that delivers over 400,000 food packages a month. There is about a 30 per-
cent or more discount over retail supermarket prices, she said. The program is open
to everyone, regardless of income. It is a project of First United Methodist Church of
Wauchula, which receives the food packages once a month after they are delivered to
Grace Bible Community Church in Avon Park. The packages, costing $21 to $41, must
be ordered about one week before the monthly delivery. Some are allergen-free, after-
school or senior packages, plus special holiday packages. Food is fresh and includes
name-brand products. Packages include chicken, beef, milk, eggs, vegetables and
fruits. For more information, call Ellis at 773-6370 or e-mail wauchulalumcangelfood-
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SWFWMD REP


Coker Building To Come Down


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COURTESY PHOTO
Paul Murphy, from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) office
in Bartow, was the guest speaker at the Nov. 17 Wauchula Garden Club meeting. He
shared the importance of water management in our area. He is pictured above in the
middle, joined by President Sylvia Thornton, left, and Treasurer Carol Saunders.
Assisting as hostesses for the noon luncheon were Karen Mong, Carolyn McConnell,
Lydia Neff and Yvonne Marace. The club made plans for its annual Antiques, Arts &
Crafts Under the Oaks for Saturday, Dec. 4. Saunders is chaired the event. Past
President Jeanette Perrine hosted the club's annual Christmas luncheon at her home
on Dec. 15. For more information on the club and its activities for 2011, call her at 773-
6026.


Hoop Gi
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
They only had one game last
week, but it was a thriller.
The Hardee varsity girls bas-
ketball team outlasted Cardinal
Mooney at home on Friday
night 43-39, in a seesaw game.
The week included a varsity-
only visit from Bradenton
Southeast and a trip tomorrow
(Friday) to play at DeSoto, with
both the JV and varsity playing.
Nest week, starts with a var-
sity-only game at Sarasota
Booker on Tuesday and a dou-
ble-header trip to Frostproof on
Thursday. There's only two
more games after that before
the end of the season with the
District 11 Tournament at
Southeast Jan. 31-Feb. 4.
Friday's varsity game against
Mooney started out just about
as it ended. Hardee's Robyn
Tanksley got the tip to point
guard Elvira Servin. on to
Ashley Louis and back to
Tanksley for the first deuce of
the game. It was another full
minute without scoring, when
Maria Avalos was fouled and
hit one-of-two to give Hardee a
3-0 advantage.
Shortly, Mooney's Emily


rls Handle Mooney


Rzona nailed her first shot.
About a.minute later, her shot
was rebounded by junior Julia
Arias and Booker had a 4-3
lead. Rzona made one-of-two at
the line for a 5-3 lead, but Louis
rebounded defensively and
threw long to Avalos for the
score. It was the first of four
more ties in the first half.
After a tie at 13-13 midway
through the second quarter,
Maria Kocak put Mooney up
with a trey, and Mooney kept
the lead for the rest of the first
half, which ended with a 23-19
advantage for Mooney. It hadn't
come easily as senior Katie
Quantero and junior Arias each
had three fouls for Mooney,
It was two minutes into the
second half before Hardee
evened the score at 26-all.
Every time Hardee would tie
the game, Mooney would
answer with its own trey or
deuce. It was tied at 33-33 late
in the fotfrjh quarter when
Harctee went ahead on a Kayla
Nichols shot. In the final
minute, the teams battled to end
regulation tied again at 37-37.
On to a four-minute overtime.
Avalos rebounded a shot. Louis
stole the ball and dished to


LaCresha Carlton for a deuce
and Hardee had a 41-37 edge.
Rzona hit both ends of a one-
and-one to make it 41-39. After
another shelter skelter minute,
Tanksley was fouled and hit
both shots to give Hardee the
final victory 43-39.
Before it ended, both
Quintero and Arias had fouled
out for Mooney, with several
other players in foul troubles.
Arias Joie Giannini and Arias
each had 11 points and Kocak
added nine for Mooney.
Four Hardee players had two
fouls apiece. Louis led the Lady
Wildcats with a double-double,
12 points, 15 rebounds, for
assists and four steals.
But, it was a team win. Tank-
sley had seven points; Nichols,
Servin and Avalos each six;
Carlton had four and Artrice
Hines two points for the Lady
'Cats.
Avalos had nine rebounds
and two steals. Servin and
Carlton each had four rebounds,
with Carlton getting four steals
and Servin two. Tanksley had
three rebounds and a blocked
shot. Nichols and Hines con-
tributed with rebounds, assists
and steals.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
T\o major projects dre\\
objections and questions at
Monday\ evening's meeting.
When the Wauchula City
Commission met for its regular
monthly meeting. t \o items of
interest brought concerns.
When the city purchased the
old Coker Fuel building on
West Main Street last \ear. the
eventual plan \\as to tear some
of it dow n for do\\ nto\\ n park-
ing and renovate some for incu-
bator business satellites.
At Monday's meeting. Com-
missioner Val Patarini asked
about the status of the project.
Main Street/Community Re-
development Agency head
Jessica Newman said inspectors
had looked at the property and
declared that it was beyond
repair.
The odd-shaped building has
no architectural or other signifi-
cance to be rehabilitated as a
historic building, said Com-
missioner Jerry Conerly.
If it's not structurally sound.
shouldn't all of it be for park-
ing. responded Patarini.
Ray McClellan. director of
public works said it would cost
less to construct a new building
there. Renovations to the old
Ausley Library for the Garden
Club, 1.400 square feet with a
good solid floor and roof, still
cost, nearly $50.000. The only
thing of 'value in the Coker
Building is the Old Castle plate
glass windows..said McClellan.
After more discussion, Mc-
Clellan was authorized to pro-
ceed with demolition, saving
the historic windows.
In another discussion, ap-
praisals on the properties need-
ed for the federally required
changes at Wauchula Municipal
Airport, prompted questions
from two of the adjacent prop-
erty owners. The appraisals
include the Skelton, Zimmer-
man, Allen, Shorewood, Robert
Buckley and J.R. Paul proper-
ties.
Judy Zimmerman and Scott
Skelton spoke up at the meet-
ing, concerned about becoming
landlocked and/or cutting off
water access. They were as-
sured their concerns would be
addressed during negotiations
for the purchase of the strip of
land the city needs to erect the
chain link fence required for the
eastern line of the airport run-
way.
The commission authorized
Acting City Manager/Develop-
ment Director Olivia Minshew
and attorney Cliff Ables to pro-
ceed with negotiations for pur-
chase of the properties in-


evolved.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-agreed to schedule a spe-
cial meeting next week. Tues-
day at 6 p.m.. to interview City
Manager candidate Therese C.
'"Terry" Leary and make a deci-
sion on CRA contributions to
re-location of the Sears store.
Application and background
checks are in order on Leary
and it was deemed important to
schedule an interview while she
is visiting in Lake Placid this
month before she returns to
South Carolina.
-decided to proceed with
foreclosure of code enforce-
ment liens on a property on
North Florida Avenue. and wait
for more information before
proceeding with foreclosure on
a South Eighth Avenue proper-
ty. In both instances, the homes
are beyond repair and would
need demolition.
-did not receive any bids on
a North Eighth Avenue property
the city acquired in a foreclo-
sure lien and will wait to decide
whether to rebid it.
-declined to get involved in
the "Let's Move" campaign and
closed out the resolution re-
quest tabled from last month.
-approved a resolution re-
newing the contract with the
state Department of Corrections
for a work squad. "Without
them we'd be hurting," said
McClellan.
-agreed to payment of
$6,709 in outstanding bills for
labor attorney Gray Robinson's
work on the general and police
pension and disability plans.
-instructed attorney Ables


to proceed with a contract with
the Underwood estate trustees
for purchase of the strip of land
necessary for a sidewalk on the
south side of West Bay Street as
soon as finance director James
Braddock clears the amount in
the budget for it. It may be nec-'
essary to use some CRA funds
for it.
-authorized proceeding
with issuing a request bids for
provision of bulk power supply.
The city has issued notice to
Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) to
terminate its current contract
Sept. 30. 2011. Bill Herrington
of WHH Enterprises will issue
the bid packages to the nine
companies expressing interest ,
including TECO. Florida Power
& Light. Progress Energy.
Seminole Electric Cooperative
and five others around the state.
-met as a CRA board and
approved piggybacking on the
Holly Hill contracts for engi-
neering and for planning servic-
es from Kimley-Horn &
Associates.
-discussed a "Finding of
Necessity" for annexing 16
properties, about 50 acres total
in three areas adjacent to Wau-
chula. A final hearing will be
held at the commission's Feb.
14 meeting.

If you want to know what a
man is really like, take
notice of how he acts
when he loses money.
-Simone Weil

Don't let a man put any-
thing over on you except
an umbrella.
-Mae West


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January 13, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 5B


Greetings from Fort Green!
Some of our Fort Green folks
enjoyed the recent cold weath-
er. however, some were up in
North Georgia. Lynda and
t'harles Abbott and daughter
Amy loved playing in the snow
in Blairsville, Ga. Randy and
Faye Davis along with Edith
Bassett and Norma Alejandro
went to DeFuniak Springs last
weekend. It is a good thing
they were only planning on a
weekend visit as according to
the one-eyed monster, it was
going to be real cold.
The airport in Atlanta was
saying they were going to shut
down at 6 last Sunday night.
Luckily, our pastor's daughter
and family had a straight-
through flight to Minnesota.
So many times you hear that to
get anywhere you must change
planes in Atlanta! They left
immediately after church last
Sunday morning.
Johnmark and Amy Brown
along with their children were
down for a few days after
Christmas. Beka used to be a
cute girl, but she is now one
beautiful girl. It is unbelievable
how quickly one grows up!
Tom and Sharon Lynn en-
joyed a week at the Badcock/-
Webb Game Reserve down in
Punta Gorda. They said they
had a good relaxing vacation
and enjoyed seeing all the wild
animals.
We have more sick than it
seems fair! Brother Eddie Ken-
nedy is still sick at home. Carl
Welch had a heart attack and the
doctors said they could do noth-
ing else for him. He was re-
leased to his home with hospice
care as needed. Barbara Casey
is home from the hospital but
still under the weather.
Little Kasey Powell fractured
her ankle at physical education
class and is going to the ortho-
pedic surgeon Monday. Dawn
Watson is still in Tampa Gen-
eral. They say she has got a real
long row to hoe. Strokes can do
you bad. Clay and Brian Sam-
uels are both sick with the flu.
Christine Murdock is a little
better and out of the hospital.
Her daughter, Connie, said she
cannot stand the smell of food
cooking. This seems to be a
common malady when taking
chemo.
Also sick are J.W. Roberts,
who was released from All
Children's but had to return
immediately, and Doyle
Spears was in the Lake Placid
hospital. One of the bad things


about this is it was the only one
with an available bed, and his
doctors are in Lakeland!
Our sincere sympathy is ex-
tended to the Haford Shiver
family. He made his final jour-
ney last week. Also, sympathy
is extended to the Alberta
Albritton family as she left her
earthly home. Sympathy is ex-
tended to the Jesse Aquilar fam-
ily on his passing.
On a happier note, Raymond
and Mae Parks celebrated their
54th wedding anniversary last
Saturday. Their children gave
them a surprise party. All of
their children and families were
present except the two daugh-
ters who live in Arkansas.
There will be a bridal shower
this Friday beginning at 7 p.m.
in the fellowship hall of the
church for Laren Schontag and
West Chester. Their big day will
be the 29th at 4 p.m.
Don't forget the fish fry on
Jan. 22 beginning at 4 p.m.
This is a fundraiser and will
cost $6 per person. Gulf State
Quartet will sing beginning at 6.
The Methodist Cemetery
Work Day has been canceled.
It will be rescheduled in March.
Betty Waters said she had two
angels visit her home this past
Saturday. She had returned
home from Lakeland and lay
down, as so many of us do after
even a short trip! Someone
rang her doorbell and it was a
young man and lady. They
asked her if she knew the pas-
ture west of her home was on
fire.
The wind was blowing like a
gale and fire was heading to-
ward her home. There are big
oaks and if it had reached them,
it would have gotten the house.
After she called 911, the couple
got her water hose and added
numerous ones together so they
could begin watering down her
yard to prevent it from reaching
her home.
They offered to help get out
anything she wanted but she
said all she got was her purse,
her dog, Rusty, and backed her
cars out of the garage! She for-
got to ask their names but they
did say they lived on Hobb
Road. They stayed with her
until the fire department arrived
and the fire department was
very good about making sure
every spark was out.
There are angels in our neigh-
borhood!
Please pray for one another,
our country and military


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,
Sausage Patty, Pineapple Tid-
bits, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
w/Biscuit, Stacked Ham
Sandwich, Salad Tray, Broccoli,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun,
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce,
Salad Tray, Corn, Fruit Cocktail,
Rolls, Sugar Cookies, Condi-
ments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Toasted Cheese
W/HB EG, Pig in a Blanket,
Salad Tray, French Fries, Pears,
Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
No School

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Biscuits, Sausage
Patty, Pineapple Tidbits, Condi-
ments and Milk .
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie w/
Biscuit, Sausage Pizza, Stacked
Ham Sandwich, Salad Bar,
Lettuce & Tomato, Broccoli,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun,
Spaghetti w/Roll, Pepperoni
Pizza, Lettuce & Tomato, Whole
Kernel Corn, Fruit Cocktail,
Peanut Butter Cookies, Condi-
ments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Oatmeal, Buttered
Toast, Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Toasted Cheese w/ HG
EG, Pig in a Blanket, Sausage
Pizza, Salad Bar, Lettuce &
Tomato, French Fries, Pears,
Condiments arand .Milk
FRIDAY
No School

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,
Sausage, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, French Fries,
Chicken Pot Pie, Broccoli


Normandy, Peas & Carrots,
Tossed Salad, Cucumber and
Tomato Salad, Peaches, Rolls,
Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pineapple
Chuncks, Condiments and Milk


Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, French Fries,
Nachos with Ground Beef,
Mexican Rice, Whole Kernel
Corn, Pinto Beans, Tossed
Salad, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


Pioneer Medical Center






OPEN






HOUSE


Please join us for an Open

House Celebration as we

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Center to the Florida Hospital

family. Tour our facility,

meet our staff and enjoy

an assortment of

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011

3:00 5:00 p.m.

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HARDEE COUNTY PAGEANT


RESERVE SEAT INFORMATION


All Reserve Seating $7.00


Call: Katrina Blandin

863-784-7062 or email order to hcfpageanttickets@gmail.com


Ticket orders will begin for all Pageants on January 24th

Ticket pick-ups are at the Civic Center


Pageant
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Prince/Princess
Lil' Miss
Jr. Miss


Deadline
Feb. 11th
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Feb. 21s"
Feb. 16'h


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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners is solicit-
ing proposals for:
FLEET LEASING AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners,
hereinafter referred to as "County", will receive quotes at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
until Monday, February 7, 2011 at 2:00 P. M. Local time,
at which time they will be publicly opened by the County
Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud.
Proposer is responsible for the delivery of its quote and/or
letters of intent. Those received after the specified day and
time will not be opened.
Hardee County is seeking proposals for the leasing, fleet
management, and potential additional services as defined
in the Scope of Services section, of approximately sixty
two (62) vehicles (Attachment A) over a five (5) year peri-
od. THIS IS A NON-GUARANTEED AMOUNT CON-
TRACT. The County reserves the right to order any
amount of leased vehicles and additional services it
deems in the best interest of the County.
Hardee County will accept, review and evaluate proposals
and may require verbal presentations prior to final selec-
tion. The selection process shall be open to the public and
records maintained in accordance with Florida Statute
287.055, Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act.
Consultants shall submit one original (clearly marked as
the "ORIGINAL") with five (5) copies of their proposal.
Proposals are to be submitted in standard three-ring
binders. Recommendation to the Board of County
Commissioners will be determined at a later date. Hardee
County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The County reserves the right to: waive informalities
and/or irregularities in any PROPOSAL, delete any portion
of the project; extend the project within the limits of the
work involved which in its judgment is in the best interest
of the Cdunty. The County reserves the right to reject any
or all proposalss. The County may postpone the award
for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty
(60) -calendar days from the proposal opening date.
Hardee County employs a local preference policy, which
is detailed in the Hardee County Purchasing Manual,
Chapter 4, found on the Hardee County website:
www.hardeecounty.net in the Purchasing Department sec-
tion.
Terry Atchley,
Chairman, Board of County Commissioners 1.13c


THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Oatmeal, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, French Fries,
Hamburger Gravy, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans, Tossed
Salad, Juice, Rolls, Salad Bar,
Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
No School
I'd like to live as a poor
man with lots of money.








6B The Herald-Advocate, January 13, 2011


The


Classifieds


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

CLASSIFICATIONS:


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


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


MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is seeking
Member Service Officer applicants for the Wauchula
branch location. Duties include new accounts, process-
ing and closing loans, cross selling credit union products
and services, and teller transactions. Requirements
include a minimum of 2-3 years previous teller, financial
sales and consumer lending experience, excellent com-
munication and organizational skills, and a successful
sales record. Candidates must be available to work any
shift assigned Monday through Friday between 7:00 am
and 7:00 pm and rotating Saturdays between 8:30 am and
1:00 pm. HS Diploma or equivalency required, Bilingual
helpful. Apply online at www.midflorida.com.
Drug Free Work Place cl :
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HELP WANTED

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Pay rate: $22,408.50($10.77) $30,890.37($14.85)
Wanted for the Hardee County Animal Control
Department. Must have ability to learn animal collection,
handling, care and disposal methods/practices. Control
animals and perform daily assignments. Attend and satis-
factorily complete required animal control courses.
Must have a High School Diplorla or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on County web site: www.hardeecounty.net. Please sub-
mit Applications to the Human Resources Department,
205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873. Phone:
(863)773-2161.
Position is open until filled. EOE F/M/V. c1:13





REAL ESTATE

Topsy See
3BR 2B 2005 DW Mobile Home Very Modern all appliances.
set on 5.4 acres all fenced w/pond $130,000.
1 ac. high & dry. Approx. 269 ft. road frontage-deed restricted.
$29,900.
Very nice 1980 M.H. 1982 sq. ft., fully furnished, move in ready,
includes linens, dishes, cookware, TV, most anything you will need.
This is a great buy at U&00. REDUCED $42,000.
3BR 2 Bath DW. All appliances, window treatments, ceiling fans
included. Very nice home in excellent condition. Sets on 5.2 ac.
,2,000. REDUCED $127,500.
Beautiful secluded property in Golf View. 8.8 ac with 2 building sites.
$75,000
3 BR 2 Bath 1987 DW 1890 sq. ft. all the extras including security
system. 5 acres with beautiful oaks and stocked pond: $115.000.
Ilwy 17 frontage-1BR 1 Bath home sits on 50 x 152 lot in Bowling
Green. $84,500.
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211 Orane gAve. *- -Kf FL 33873


BW LAND & CATTLE Ag property
management. Fences, pastures,
groves. Brian 941-391-1277.
1:13;2:10p
2000 LELY WELGER round baler,
RP 202, 4X4, low hours, good
condition, $11,000 OBO. 321-284-
7632. 1:6;2:3p
7' RHINO ROTARY MOWER, 3 pt.,
Model 172, less than 100 hours,
$1,200. 321-284-7632. 1:6;2:3p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2010/11 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781,0384. 7:8tfc


ATTENTION CREW LEADERS!
1999 3500 Dodge Ram van,
$3,500. 735-1375. 1:13p
2004 DIESEL RAM Pickup, offers
considered, runs good, 941-716-
1411, Bowling Green. 1:13p


Phone: 863-773-6128
Fax: 863-767-1028


99 F-150 PICKUP $2,750. Cash.
781-1062. 1:13c
2000 BLAZER 2 Door $2,500
Cash. 781-1062. 1:13c
2005 CHEVY SILVERADO 4 x 4 1
Ton, Dura Max Diesel, 12' Flat Bed
w/storage boxes underneath.
Fully serviced every 3,000 miles.
Very good condition. 863-245-
8911. 12:16;1:13p
WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk
cars. Pickup available. Crooms
Salvage. 781-3767. 2:7tfc


1995 16' ALUMACRAFT boat,
50hp force motor, low hours, foot
controlled trolling motor, extras,
runs GREAT. $1,800. 863-832-
1197, 863-832-9355. 1:13dh


611 N. Florida Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873


Caring Hands Ministry Assisted Living Facility
We care for your loved ones like you would at Home
Denise Everett
RN/Administrator cli:13-27p















SUNRISE COMMUNITY INC.
Is currently accepting applications for the position of:
DIRECT SUPPORT STAFF
Qualified applicants must meet the following:
18 years old High School Diploma or Equivalent
1 year experience Medical, or Childcare setting
Must be able to pass Law Enforcement Background
Screening and Drug Test
ALL INTERESTED CAN APPLY IN PERSON AT:
SUNRISE COMMUNITY INC.
EOE/DFWP 1014 6th Ave. South, Wauchula, FL 33873 cl1:13c




C.N.A.'s FULL TIME ALL SHIFTS
Only Caring, dependable and reliable C.N.A.'s.
needed for 79 bed SNF. If you fit this profile and
enjoy working with the elderly, COME JOIN THE
HARDEE MANOR HEALTHCARE TEAM.
Apply in person at Hardee Manor.
0
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231 FAX: 863-773-0959


TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA
FINANCE DIRECTOR
(Pop. 1,612). Minimum qualifications include three years
of experience in bookkeeping, budget development and
analysis, or related area. Graduation from an accredited
college or university with a bachelor's degree in account-
ing, business administration, finance or a related field,
associate's degree, and/or related certification preferred.
This position performs responsible professional adminis-
trative work developing the Town's annual budget, gener-
al municipal bookkeeping, coordination with Town's audi-
tors, utility bookkeeping, and grants bookkeeping.
Working knowledge of accounting and budgeting princi-
ples, practices and procedures including performance
budgeting techniques and grant accounting preferred.
Working knowledge of Excel and Word and centralized
financial applications such as ASYST or similar applica-
tions and software. Good planning, organizational, coor-
dinating and mathematical skills required. Ability to work
independently and exercise good judgment. Ability to
interpret rules, regulations and policies in accordance
with established precedent. Ability to clearly and concise-
ly report and discuss findings and recommendations.
Work is performed under the general direction of the
Town manager. Applicant must be able to deal effectively
and tactfully with the public, all levels of Town employees,
and Town Commission. Position requires independent
judgment and development of a working knowledge of
Town's overall operation and its policies/procedures. May
be subject to flexible work hours as needed, (hours other
than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday), and
40 hour work week as needed, as well as potentially more
hours during the audit and budget preparation cycle.
Disabled citizens will be given full consideration for
employment in all departments and agencies. Applicants
requesting reasonable accommodation during the job
application process may contact Town Hall (863) 735-
0405. Applicants are advised that all submitted materials
become a public record upon submission. Please submit
resume to P 0. Box 162, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890, twn-
clerk@townofzolfo.com by e-mail, or by fax at (863) 735-
1684. Pay range DOQ. Position is open until filled.
Town of Zolfo Springs is an
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. c11:13c


FORMER OWNER TIGER WOODS
PGA golfer, 1998 20.5 ft. Nitro
Fish N Ski Boat. New carpet,
upholstery and button down
Sunbrella cover. New boards and
carpet on trailer. Needs engine
work on 150hp Mercury. Asking
$6,000 OBO. Call David 352-250-
9419. 12:23tfcdh


PART TIME TEACHER, MUST
have 40 hr DCF certificates. Apply
in person 1999 SR 64 East
Wauchula. 1:13c
Serious inquiries only!!! Experie-
nced tax preparer! Must be bilin-
gual. Call 863-245-4250. 1:13,20p
Part time secretary. Must be bi-
lingual, no phone calls, must
apply in person. Hardee Car
Company, across from First
National. 1:13c
PART-TIME personal lady helper.
Able to bend, clean inside/out-
side duties. Transportation. 954-
629-4486. 1;13,20p


HOUSE FOR SALE. 2/2 house on
1 acre in Golfvlew. 1550 sq.ft.
concrete block, 2 car garage,
screened porch, updated baths,
fireplace. $152,500. 863-832-
0659. 1:13,20p
3/2 IN ZOLFO, 2.2 acres with 2 car
garage. Financing available for
qualified buyers. 877-330-8727
Jason. 12:16;1:13p
4/2 WAUCHULA City Limits.
Financing available for qualified
buyers. 877-330-8727 Jason.
12:16;1:13p
3/2 ON 5 ACRES. 1104 N.
Hollandtown Road. $190,000.
863-245-9582. 10:14-5:26p


1999 COMMERCIAL HORSE trail-
er. $2,600. Call 863-245-9582.
12:2;1:20p


FOUND SMALL WHITE DOG on
County Line Road. Call to Identify
863-712-1126. 1:13nc


I N C.,


John O'Neal


CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
You may qualify to receive a grant
for down payment assistance on your new home.


Beautiful native Florida! Se-
cluded 5 ac of wooded land has
deeded access to Peace River!
Canoe, camp, fossil hunt, relax!
$90,000!
38.5 ac on the Peace River
w/lots of beautiful oaks, pines
and palmettos! Pole barn &
2BR/2BA MH. $524,900!
Charming and priced to sell!
2BR/1BA 1060 SF home w/lots
of updates: new A/C, insulation,
carpeting, wiring. Den can be
3rd BR. $89,900! Make an
offer!
PRICE REDUCED! Pack your
overnight bags & head to this
peaceful retreat! 5 ac fenced
w/lots of oaks, pond, creek,
12'x20' shed. $66,500!
40 acs farmland, 8" well,
paved rd frontage, near Wau-
chula. $360,000!
High & dry pastureland! 10 ac
improved, fenced land on pri-
vate rd is attractive homesite, or
perfect for cattle/horses!
$120,000!
20 acs zoned industrial on Hwy
17. $475,000!


Roomy 4BR/2BA CB home in
Wauchula on corner lot!
Remodeled bath, solid surface
kitchen countertops, large
screened porch, new carport!
$158,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
home on 4 lots w/beautiful oaks,
fenced in backyard. Close to
schools. $80,000!
Ideal for farming! 21.86 ac
pasture is fenced, has well, close
to town. $186,500!
Imagine your new home in the
perfect setting! Beautiful 31 ac
pasture in Ona. Fenced &
adorned w/oak & pine trees.
$230,000!
Great size for beginning citrus
owner! 10 ac Valencia grove
w/two 4" wells, pump, micro-jet
irrigation, drain tile $95,000!
3BR/1BA home in BG on corner
lot w/fenced yard, workshop,
shed. $68,900!
Escape the gridlock! One-room
rustic cabin sits on 22 ac
fenced pastureland w/estab-
lished oaks, 4" well, 2 barns,
private rd! $175,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS.-.....781-0153 SANDY LARRISON......832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE......781-1128 MONICA REAS..............781-0888
DAVID ROYAL................781-3490 KAREN O'NEAL.......... 781-7633
3 HIIIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873


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

773-4478




Free Estimates

Insured 30+ years experience cll:2tf




Doeoto0 Appliance

Established Since 1987 RapakL
SALES SERVICE

863-773-3573

Fax 863-773-0521 108 Carlton Street
desotoapppliance@earthlink.net Wauchula, FL 33873



ROBBY & SHERRY ALBRInON
L..ABOR. SERVICES &,. SOLUTIONS






(863) 528-7085 Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
robbie @ strato.net






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RE ALT ORS
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


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January 13, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 7B


The


Classifieds


FOUND JACK RUSSELL TERRI-
ERV, Kelly Roberts Road. 863-381-
8993. 1:13nc
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ARTIST, NORMAN ROCKWELL,
plate collection, approximately.,
30+, retail value $1,200, take the,
lot for $375. 904-222-4607. 1:13c
STAINLESS Mini 14. $600. 735-
0018 after 5 pm. 1:13p
BUYING GOLD & SILVER COINS,
US paper money, scrap gold and
silver. Do not sell to hotel buyers.
They buy for melt value. Do not
send scrap gold in the mail. You
get stung. Buying and selling 40
years. Capt. Ed 904-222-4607.
1:6tfc
60 LOADS FILL DIRT. Has some
grass, digging more ponds. You
dig ponds, you keep dirt. 863-
990-6489. 1:6tfc
SADDLE FOR SALE-HDR 14"
English Riding saddle. Premium
condition. Asking $400. Call
David 352-250-9419. 12:23tfcdh
DEHUMIDIFIER $178 new, $75.
904-222-4607. 1:6tfc

Insects outnumber hu-
mans 100,000,000 to one.


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


-
1 WEEK OLD CURR Puppies. 6
boys, 3 girls. Free to good home.
245-6948. 1:6nc
'ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula Invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


1/4 ACRE APPROVED MOBILE
Home lot, 1341 Morgan Grice Rd.,
Village of Charlie Creek off SR64.
Water hook up, ready for your sin-
gle or double wide. $11,500 by
owner. 863-899-1714. 12:9tfc


$375 ELECTRIC INCLUDED, $375
monthly, nice furnished, 1 bed-
room country apartment. Near
Zolfo. 954-629-4486. 1:13p


Zolfo Springs
c8:2c Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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863-397-9840
354 Bostick Road Bowling Green. FL



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www.gatorheatingandair.com
Gator Heating-Air-Mold Inspections LLC
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STHE PALMS

Available for
Immediate Occupancy

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

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

701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula
Rental Office Hours Mon Fri 1:00 5:00 PM
After hours by appointment
1j1 (863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771
=. Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider c11:6-27c


L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
3B/2Bth M/H, built in 2005, located on 16.5
acres, 4 2 inch wells, 1 4 inch well; beautiful
property surrounded by large oaks. $195,000
MAKE AN OFFER! Built in 2004 this
CB/Stucco has 3B/2Bth, tile and carpet floors,
large bedrooms, utility and eat-in kitchen.
$115,000
PLENTY OF SPACE in this .4B/3BTH,
CB/Stucco home; large kitchen, living room
with w/b fireplace, double garage, spacious
yard for outside entertaining. $165,000
14.74 Acres with some trees, 4" well, large
pond. $135,000


ONE BEDROOM loft cabin near
Clayton, GA. Wrap-around deck,
fireplace, fully furnished. Close to-
Lake Burton, driving distance to
Dillard, GA and Franklin, NC.
$400 weekly, $120 nightly. 941-
799-1088. 1:13;2:10p
NICE CLEAN 2 BEDROOM 1 bath
house. Central heat/cool, new
carpet and a walk-in closet, wash-
er & dryer hookup. $150 per
week, damage deposit and refer-
ences required. 773-9793 or 863-
832-0676. 1:13p
2 BR, 1 B, 702 8th Street,
Wauchula. $650 month, $350
deposit, 781-4460. 1:13tfc
APARTMENTS FOR RENT. 773-
6667. 1:13c
HOUSE TO SHARE, Bowling
Green, one person. 941-716-1411.
1:13p
1B/1B STUDIO APT. $450 month-
ly, $450 deposit. Very nice, quiet
neighborhood, close to down-
town Wauchula. References and
background check a must. Please
call 863-781-3296. 12:16;1:13p
TOWNHOUSES, immaculate con-
dition, 1400 sq. ft. 2 BR, 2 1/2 B,
$650 month. 773-2122. 11:11tfc
1 BEDROOM 1 BATH very clean,
references, no smoking, no pets.
$500, $550 security. 863-773-
9291. 10:28tfc
MOVE-IN TODAY *
MOBILE HOMES 1 bed $300
mo.; 2 bed $350 mo-up; 3 bed -
$450 mo. up. Close to schools &
hospital, no pets, $200 deposit.
Se habla espanol 863-698-4910 or
698-4908. 8:20tfc


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DUPLEX APARTMENT 2 BR/ COMPASSIONATE CARING
1BTH, C/A & H, washer/dryer Woman will sit with sick, disabled
-hook up, water included. 810- or elderly and help around the_
Houston Ave., Ft. Meade. house. Please call LeAnne 863-
$500/mo + $250/dep. 863-773- 214-8430. 1:13,20p
0224 (H), 863-245-2496 (C). Leave CLEAN UP TIME, call Rocky's
message. 1:13p Lawn Service. 773-0288. 1:6;2:3p


2BR 2BA MOBILE HOME in
Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park.
No smoking, no pets. $500
monthly, $500 deposit. 863-781-
3570. 1:13,20c
NICE FURNISHED EFFICIENCY
apartment, utilities included. $125
per week, damage deposit and
references required. 773-9793 or
863-832-0676. 1:13p
ATTENTION The Federal Fair.
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the Intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh



B SEE SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
12:16;1:14p
NEW ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting in Hardee County.
Thursday 7 p.m., 131 South 8th
Avenue, Wauchula. For more info
call LeAnne at 863-214-8430 or
Bill 239-821-4184. 9:2dhtfc


Great Location!
- .- 719 Wannamaker Ave.
Ft. Meade i

S I BR/1 Bath -
Central Heat & Air
1 $50000 Month

4 Security Deposit Required
Call Sheila (863) 214-5645 ci,


Azalea Apartments
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Handicap Unit Available
Rental rates beginning at $490
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental Assistance Available for Qualified Applicants

Rental Office:
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL
(863) 375-4138 (TTY 1-800-955-8771)


EQUAL NUS0
OPPORTUNITY


Monday Friday
9:00 A.M. 12:00 Noon
Equal Opportunity Employer & Provider


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
863-382-0600


Bus. (863) 773-0007 A
Fax: (863) 773-0038 '
www.lambertrealty.net
Steve Johnson
PRICE RECENTLY REDUCED! Charming
"old Florida style" home, 3B/2Bth, ceramic tile
floors, new appliances, large lot with gazebo,
near shopping and post office. $120,000
2B/lBth M/H with nice yard and large screened
porch; completely furnished. $38,000
5 acres prime land located on Merle Langford
Road. $65,000
5 acres Lonnie Shackleford Road. $85,000
BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY 262.52 acres, road
frontage, large pines, 100 acres cleared, $4560
per acre


1 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I.. Broker


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KENNETH A. LAMBERT. Broker =


SJ 7 ASSOCIATES
DELOIS JOHNSON 773-9743 CHARLOTTE TERRELL 781-6971 STEVE JOHNSON 781-0518


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ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-
crete. Harold Howze
Construction. 781-2708.
RR0050181. 12:16;2:18p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula. 12:6tfcdh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc


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S/ Foregwpand Dbinestic Cars / Diesel Engines
/ Gas or'Olesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions
Licensed and Insured Reg.#MV-40625
I "No job's too big."


1 5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green 375-4461
Mike Adcox Manager







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VISA Ec (across from Billy Ayers
Wal-Mart) Tire Technician
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*JIM SEE REALTY, INC.

206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com


lE James V. See, Jr., Broker *
CHECK OUT THIS PRICE! Great 5 acre tract
fenced and ready to build on! $35,000

Vacation Home REDUCED!!! 2 BR/2 BA mobile
home in Punta Gorda. Located on a deep water
canal that leads into Charlotte Harbor. $108,000!

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in town. Cute house
with nice landscaping. Only $97,500.

POOL Home! 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home.
Double French doors open up to the huge porch
and pool area. $178,900.

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home recently
remodeled including in-ground pool. Located on
a dead end street in a great neighborhood. Won't
last long at $220,000!
Nice lot in Torrey community with frontage on
Hole Number 6 of Torrey Oaks Golf Course. Lot
$14,900 Owner will build to suit for just
$159,900!


I Ben Gibson
Calvin Bates
Dusty Albritton


James V. See, Sr., Broker


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Rob(
(863)381-2242 Johr
(863)781-0161 Rick


Ben Gibson


ert Jones (863)781-1423 L
i H. Gross (863)273-1017 I1
Knight (863)781-1396 cl1:13c


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FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
* Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


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Never been for sale before. Hardwood floors
under carpet in bedrooms. Central air/heat.
Massive brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2
car carport. Asking $229,000
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful home located in
Briarwood Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath
house with wrap around porch, detached 2 car
garage with office and full bath. Was
$475,000.....Now $379,000!
1/2 acre Commercial business lot in Wauchula. 6'
security fence & gates. Office & storage shed. All
utilities ready for your business. $92,500.
Lake June House! 4 Bedroom, 4 1/2 Bath with
over 200 feet on Lake June.
Includes Jacuzzi, Sauna, Dock & Boathouse.
$780,000
4-5 bedroom, 4 bath custom built home on 9 1/2
acres. County road access, next to Wauchula.
Home is complimented with screened back porch
and in-ground pool. Land also has 7 1/2 acres of
producing nursery. $430,000


OVERCOME MEETINGS '
(Gillespie) have been moved to
the Women's Club on Wednesday
nights, 7 pm. Come and seel
Kenny Sanders is the facilitatory.
More information call 773-5717.
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ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat- ,N
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number., tfc-dh


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ate, Bowling Green resident,
looking for PT employment.
Sales, customer service, retail.
Flexible. 941-716-1411. 1:13p



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ANNUAL GARAGE SALE,
Brookside Bluff, 8-Noon at the
clubhouse, U.S. 17, 8+ miles
South of Zolfo. Bake sale, crafts,
art, misc. 1:13c
HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:16tfc
FRIDAY, SATURDAY 518 East 5th
St, Zolfo Springs. 1:13p
EDNA'S PLACE, carpet remnants,
refrigerators $25 off regular price.
All beds on sale. 1:13c
MULTI-FAMILY, Saturday, 8-?,
2136 Ralph Smith Road,
Wauchula. Lots of clothes, misc.
1:13p
SATURDAY, 8-?, 711 East
Palmetto, Wauchula. Clothing,
toys, household, misc. 1:13p
ESTATE SALE!! Fri., Sat., Sun.,
Jan. 14, 15, 16. Fri. & Sat. 8am -
4pm, Sunday 10 am ? 206 Nature
Lane Sebring. 1/2 way between
Sebring & Lake Placid. Take 66 E.
to Payne Rd., turn right, to
Josephine Dr., turn left, to Nature
Ln., see signs. Huge sale!
Complete household, garage,
sheds! Furniture, boat, mower,
fabric, books, scrapbooking, cos-
tume jewelry, kitchen full, much
more! 100 tubs full of nice fabric
of all kinds. Crafters, quilters,
seamstresses, do not miss this
once in a lifetime chance! You will
be stunned by this selection.
Scrapbooking supplies including
a like new Cricut System. Thread,
scissors, seam tape, pins, nee-
dles, sewing books, morel Over
500 patterns! Janome sewing
machine! 500 NEW Romance
Paperbacks! Lots of HB books,
200 cookbooks, you will need to
attend all three days to see it all!
Furniture: Sofas & Loveseats in
Pastel & light colors, two reclin-
ers, end tables, coffee tables,
nice large screen TV, light wood
Bernhardt dining table/chairs,
china cabinet, two white bedroom
sets, king & queen, more furni-
ture. Garage & sheds loaded:
tools, lawn supplies, riding
mower, rods & reels, just too
much to list! Kitchen is full of
dishes, bakeware & more! Lots of
costume jewelry. Nice computer
desk, more! Clothing: Ladies in
the sizes of 12-14-16, have hit The
Mother Lode! 100s of tops,
slacks, shoes, purses, all like
new! Some men's jeans & more!
Giant closet full, priced to sell!
Also, china, nic nacs, nice towels,
more! Do not miss this sale!
Debbie 863-381-4032. Suzanne
863-464-0912. 1:13p

A penny saved is a penny
earned.


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate. ...

75 YEARS AGO
Hardee County's 1935 tax
roll with a levy of $160,383.02
was turned over to the Board of
County Commissioners last
week by Tax Assessor Fred
Southerland. It was delayed due
to legislative action affecting
the tax assessments and negoti-
ations with bond holders on the
amount of levy.

The fraternity house in
Avalon Park was the meeting
place for the Hardee County
Club of Young Democrats for a
dinner-smoker with about 50
guests. President Latimer Farr
opened the meeting at 8:30 p.m.
There were many speakers
before and after dinner.
Throughout the meeting, ciga-
rettes and cigars were passed
among the men, who greatly
enjoyed the gathering.

Noted concert and oratorio
tenor George Stump, now on
tour in the South, will give a
song recital at the First
Methodist Church on
Wednesday night at 8. He has
taken a leave from the
University of Minnesota for this
tour.

Norris "Corky" Kellam,
world champion long distance
and endurance swimmer, will
present a number of his feature
and comedy stunts in a special
pool built in front of the grand-
stand at the strawberry festival
in Bowling Green next week.
He weighs 377 pounds and
holds the record for the longest
non-stop swim ever, 225 miles
from Cairo, Ill., to Memphis,
Tenn., in 96 hours.

50 YEARS AGO
A new ,961 budget for the
city of Walcihula, tied to a vol-
untary retirement plan for two
veteran city employees, barely
squeaked by on a 4-3 vote.


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2 Bedroom/1 Bath home sits on 2.4 acres
located between Wauchula and Avon Park.
Central heat and air, private well, utility shed,
shingle roof, hardwood flooring. $72.500!!
AVON PARK!! Home recently painted and
remodeled sits on 5 acres with pole barn.
Only $219.900

Very Nice 2 B/1 Bath home with large lot in
quiet neighborhood within city limits. Call
today for inore information. Only $69,900

Charming Historic home with loft and studio
apartment on 1 acre in City limits. $69,900

REDUCED!!! $82,500 2B/2B Home with cen-
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work-shop and storage area, all in quite
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schools.
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The 1961 budget was approved
after two meetings and exactly
in the form presented by Supt.
George Burris.'The $478, 576
budget is a seven percent
increase over last year's. It
provides for Fred Dennis and
Cab Barker to be paid their full
pensions plus $99 per month
consultant's fee for life. Dennis
has 39 years with the city and
Barker.33.

The county commissioners
and Zolfo water works owner
Reid Stewart have reached an
agreement over the shifting of
water mains from beneath a
stretch of the Crewsville Road ,
removing the last block in
approval of the construction
contract.

The University of Florida
symphonic band will appear in
concert in Wauchula city audi-
torium on Jan. 30. The musical
organization, considered one of
the finest in the state, is making
its annual tour of Florida, spon-
sored by the Band Boosters
Association for the band
building fund.

Reif Hardware is having a
clearance sale: a 16-cubic-foot
frost-free refrigerator/freezer
for $529.99; 16-piece stainless
tableware marked down from
$17.95 to $11.88; and Maytag
washers reduced $70 or $80, on
sale for $319 to $339.
25 YEARS AGO
It is still undecided where the
additional two lanes of four-
laning U.S. 17 will be located.
Doyle Parker of Bowling Green
has accused the state
Department of Transportation
of dragging its feet on design of
U.S. 17, hoping that Seaboard
would abandon the railroad
from Wauchula to Bowling
Green. It seems there may have
been more than an ounce of
truth in Parker's accusation.

The scenario of drug-detect-
ing dogs sniffing at students'
lockers in search of illegal
drugs could be a reality here.
The Hardee County School
Board on Tuesday instructed
Schools Superintendent Peggy
Shackelford to examine the
drug problem at Hardee's junior
and senior high schools and the
feasibility of using dogs to
search out illegal goods.

Hardee Countians shouldn't
expect any great change in
deposit, loan or mortgage inter-
est rates due to the Jan. 1, 1986,
deregulation of interest-bearing
checking accounts, said local
bankers. Congress started
deregulation of the banking
business about four years ago,
first with long-term certificates


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Richard Dasher Victor Salazar
781-0162 245-1054


NEW LISTING!!! Nice 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB
home with central heat and air, screened
rear porch, view of golf course, one car car-
port. Only $94,600
REDUCED!! $139,900 3 B/2 BTH CB home
with central heat/air stove, refrigerator, vault-
ed ceilings, two car garage, tile/carpet floor-
ing. Close to schools and various other
activities.
$71.500!! Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB
home has barrel tile roof, open kitchen and
screened back porch, central heat/air, two
car garage. Golfing, boating and fishing near
by.

20/20 INVESTMENT VISION!! Frontage on
US Hwy 17 North and North Florida Ave.
Access from both highways. Across from
Winn Dixie. Call for more information today.
Only $350,000
$119.900!! 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath CB home with
central heat and air located within City of
Wauchula and close to shopping, parks, and
schools. Call to see today!!
GREAT LOCATION!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
home with extra lot, walking distance to
school, and town. House in good condition-
owner ready to negotiate Only $121,500


of deposit, then money markets.
Deregulating interest on sav-
ings will occur in March.

DG's Fashions in Wauchula
Plaza is having a "quitting busi-
ness "sale, with men's sweaters
$11.20 to $13.30, ladies skirts
half-price at $7 to $14, and
men's Levis for $12.99.

10 YEARS AGO
Alcohol sales, where and
when? Although voters ap-
proved the sale of intoxicating
beverages in December, mak-
ing that effective will take some
time. The state Division of
Alcoholic Beverages &
Tobacco has said it will not
even accept applications for 90
days. And quota applications,
received in August, will be
decided by lottery in the spring
of 2002. The county's draft
ordinance will be heard on Feb.
1.

A major hotel may begin con-
struction by late summer. Peace
River Electric Cooperative Inc.
has received preliminary
approval of its $450,000 eco-
nomic development loan from
the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, and local contrac-
tor Lavon Cobb has committed
to the construction project,
probably on property he owns
along U.S. 17 just north of SR
62.

A list of do's and don't and
words of caution came to area
residents this week in light of
the drought and freezes which
have hit the county. Residents
are asked not to burn anything
because of the dryness, when
trash fires get out of control.
There are offers of economic
assistance for small businesses,
farmers and ranchers hard hit
by the weather.

Real estate available this
week included: 2BR, 2B frame
home on over onr acre, carport
and barns for $49,000; 4BR, 2B
CB home: on largftfenced lot
with shed and canopy carport,
$72,500; and 3BR, 2B home in
great neighborhood, priced to
sell at $89,500.




ARC Store

Needs

Volunteers
Ridge Area ARC Resale
Stores are bustling with activity
this winter.
Sales are strong and dona-
tions have been abundant.
What's missing are the extra
hands it takes to accept the
donations as well as sort, price
and stock shelves with them.
Also needed are helping hands
to check electrical appliances,
run the cash register, and per-
form other tasks.
Proceeds from the sale of all
these donated goods go toward
the operation of programs and
services provided by ARC for
children and adults with devel-
opmental and other disabilities.
ARC provides services in Har-
dee, Highlands and Polk coun-
ties.
If you have a few hours to
spare, please stop by the ARC
Resale Store at 1010 S. Sixth
Ave. (U.S. 17) in Wauchula.



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income that we may
almost be said to be living
apart.
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Week ending January 9, 2011

Weather Summary: In Florida. there was a change in climate
with warmer weather during the reference week. Average tempera-
tures varied from one degree below to seven degrees above normal.
Highs ranged from the low 60s to low 80s. Low temperatures
ranged from the high 20s to high 40s. Drought conditions have not
changed significantly from the previous week and continue to be
present throughout the State. A third of the Florida Automated
Weather Network Stations reported an inch or more of rain.

Field Crops: In some parts of the north soil moisture levels
have increased slightly to allow minimal land preparation for
spring row crops. In the Hastings area, fumigation and irrigation
efforts in potato fields were thwarted due to extreme drought con-
ditions. In the Everglades region, sugarcane that had been badly
damaged by the freeze was quickly harvested and sent to proces-
sors. Planting of new sugarcane plants increased in order to have
new crops planted before seed cane supplies deteriorate further.

Vegetables: The freezes in December resulted in varying lev-
els of damage to vegetable crops. Damage to cabbage fields due to
previous freezes was minimal in central Florida; however, cold
temperatures slowed plant development and could offset harvest-
ing periods. In the Hastings area, some cabbage fields were har-
vested while others were newly planted. In the south, irrigated
tomato fields were able, to survive the cold. Sweet corn supplies
were insufficient to establish a market due to December freezes.
Eggplant harvesting was curtailed due to cold weather. Market
movement consisted of snap beans, cabbage, celery, bell peppers,
radishes, squash, tomatoes, and strawberries.

Livestock and Pastures: The poor to fair pasture condition
improved significantly due to scattered rainfall and moderation of
temperatures. In the Panhandle and northern areas, the pasture con-
dition continued mostly poor. Dry conditions in previous weeks
and recurring cold spells have made this a below average winter for
annual grazing. Moderation of temperatures has helped cool season
forage growth. Non-irrigated cool season forage was approaching
grazing height. The cattle condition was mostly fair. Supplemental
feeding of livestock was on-going. In the central areas, the pasture
condition was mostly poor to fair. The cattle condition ranged from
very poor to good with most in fair condition. More than normal
supplemental feed has been required due to poor forage condition.
In the southwestern areas, the pasture condition ranged from very
poor to good with most poor to fair. The pasture condition was poor
due to recent frosts. The cattle condition ranged from very poor to
excellent with most in poor to fair condition. Statewide, the condi-
tion of the cattle ranged from very poor to excellent with most fair
to good.

Citrus: Highs were in the 70s and 80s in the majority of the
citrus region, with lows in the 40s and 50s. All 25 stations record-
ed precipitation this week. Ocklawaha reported the most precipita-
tion with 1.79 inches of rainfall recorded. Overall, there were mod-
erate to severe drought conditions in most of the citrus area accord-
ing to the U.S. drought monitor, last updated on January 4. Indian
River, Brevard, St Lucie and parts of Seminole and Orange coun-
ties are experiencing extreme drought conditions, while surround-
ing counties are experiencing severe conditions. Forty-eight pack-
inghouses and eighteen processors have opened. Cultural practices
included application of lime and irrigation.

Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations, culti-
vate the gift of taciturnity and consume your own smoke
with an extra draft of hard work, so that those about you
may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your com-
plaints.
-William Osier



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Commission Meetings


Going On-Line


for the next phase of the
Wauchula Hills Water & Sewer
improvements. A minor bid in-
formality was waived. The


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company bid package included
the full amounts on all tabula-
tions. but that amount as not
transferred over to the right slot


on the cover page.
-accepted a $15.000 home-
land security grant for the emer-
gency management office.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
When all the permits, licens-
ing and software are ready,
meetings of the Hardee County
Commission will be available
for public review before, during
and after the meetings.
County Manager Lex Albrit-
ton pulled a budget amendment
off the consent agenda to talk
with the commission about
"mechanizing the boardroom."
The Clerk of Court's office
already has the camera and
microphones installed for its
coverage and minutes of the
proceedings.
The new streaming system
Albritton outlined will be able
to archive, page mark and offer
agendas to the public. This was
discussed with a vendor a cou-
ple of months ago, but that sys-
tem was complicated. An op-
portunity has come for a pilot
system that would build on
what the clerk already has in
place.
Clerk B. Hugh Bradley said it
is the same vendor he uses and
would integrate well with the
audio already there. "In the long
run it would be good. We are
pleased with the service, and
the paperwork would also still
be there.
Albritton said the company's
offer has two aspects. One
would be to get the hardware
the commission wants, be it lap-
tops or what for the digitizing
of the agenda packet so com-
missioners could have it at
hand. Commissioners Minor
Bryant and Grady Johnson said
they would like to continue the
paper trail to have something to
look at while considering each
topic. Hardware, licensing and
permitting, the fixed assets
would be about $11,800.
The second aspect is the soft-


ware package. I ne company
will allow the' county a six-
month trial period to tweak the
program to meet the commis-
sion's needs. Once perfected, it
would be a cost of $4,740.
"If we want the face of
Hardee County to be what we
want, we need to get digital. I
will learn it," said new Com-
missioner Sue Birge, who said
she needed help to adjust her
new cell phone.
Commission Chairman Terry
Atchley said it would be a pro-
gram to make commission cov-
erage much more accessible to
the public, although was a lot to
be settled yet.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-approved an interlocal
agreement with Polk County for
Hardee County's share of the
Verizon Florida Inc. costs con-
nected with Polk County dis-
patch for e-911 costs. Although
$14,000 is budgeted for this
expense, the actual amount is
$11,500.
Taking the item off the con-
sent agenda, Commissioner
Grady Johnson said he had vis-
ited the Polk County dispatch
center and felt there was delay
in the dispatch which could be
life-threatening or create addi-
tional risk to a person needing
help.
He asked for a workshop to
be scheduled. The Sheriff's
office needs $125,000 or more
for equipment and about
$145,000 for four dispatchers
and would handle the emer-
gency dispatch calls.
Commissioner Dale Johnson
said there were no delays, the
simple flipping of a switch to
get the dispatch going. Fire
Chief Mike Choate, Sheriff
Arnold Lanier and 9-1-1 coor-
dinator Jill Peve came up to talk


about the LAD (computer
assisted dispatch). mapping
which shows the closest avail-
able unit and how priorities are
set. Chairman Terry Atchley
encouraged other commission-
ers to visit the state of the art
dispatch center. It requires 600
hours of experience/training
before being able to be assigned
to that room, he said.
Dispatch was once under the
Hardee County Sheriff's Office,
but about 2003-04, Sheriff J.
Loran Cogburn said he did not
have the equipment or staff to
supply the service. The
Sheriff's Office is now upgrad-
ed to the 800 MHZ needed to be
able to reach all extents of the
county. But, as noted, it would
need 4 people to insure cover-
age 24/7.
-appointed a visioning
steering committee, including
Tim Wells, Mark White, Donnie
Canary, Jake Crews, Nicole
Drake, Kenny Miller, Joe
Albritton, Vanessa Hernandez,
Michael Kelly and Russell
Smith. Commissioners clarified
that they could talk to an indi-
vidual steering committee
member without violating the
Sunshine Law. If they meet
with the group, it has to be ad-
vertised to be in the Sunshine.
The public kickoff meeting
for the yearlong .project is
Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 8
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center at
Altman and Stenstrom roads
west of Wauchula. As many
people as can possibly come are
invited to come and share their
views of what Hardee County
needs and should direct its re-
sources to doing. Identifying
community values will continue
in periodic public meetings of
focus groups to address each
area interest.
-approved low bid of Denco
Construction Inc., for $423,524


Cherry Wins By TKO


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula pro Edner Cherry
had a successful return to the
ring on Saturday night.
His six-round bout was on the
card at the Island Grove Park
Exhibit Hall in Greeley, Colo.
For the Rocky Mountain Rum-
ble. Known as "Cherry Bomb,"
Cherry battled Columbian vet-
eran Ever Perez.
Pregame hype touted the 28-
year-old Cherry as known for
his battering ram body shots. In
his 9-year pro career he has
amassed a 27-6-2 record with
15 KOs. Perez has a record of
12-19-0 with nine KOs. Most
of his fights have been in his
native Columbia.
Cherry, born in the Baha-
amas, has been a Wauchula res-
ident since early childhood and
is a Hardee High graduate. He
dedicated Saturday night's bout
to Denise Miller, of Royal's
Furniture. She is battling can-
cer.
Cherry has had a couple of
recent bouts, one in Canada and
one in St. Petersburg, cancelled
at the last minute and used this
bout to get the ring rust taken
care of. Although he had a supe-
rior record, he didn't take Perez
lightly. "He was a swinger, a
wild winger and I needed to
stay composed. He came to
fight. He was looking for a W to


COURTESY PHOTO
Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry (left) and opponent Ever
Perez are seen during weigh-ins last Friday.- Cherry won
the fight in a second-round TKO.


add to his record," said Cherry
on Monday morning.
He was able to get inside his
swinging opponent and catch
him with a solid right hand,
knocking him down in the first
round. "I had to cover up to get
inside, but I caught him with a
right hand on the ropes and then
worked the body early in the
second round. He went down
from another right, but got up
before the 10 count. The referee
waved it off," described Cherry.
Cherry said he didn't have a
lot of trouble with the time


change going to Greeley. He
just started sleeping a little later
each morning. The 49,000-foot
altitude hampered a bit, but he
was able to work through it.
"I'm glad I'm getting back in
the mix. Hopefully, I'll have
another tune-up fight in Feb-
ruary and have a TV fight in
March. I'll let you know as
soon as I can," said the re-
markedly unmarked fighter'just
two days after his bout and the
negative time change returning
to Florida.


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and fuel for cooking and heating are just some of the commercial uses found for trees.

Pan American World Airways started the use of nautical terms in connection with air
travel. Words like "captain" and "stewards" were used to attract customers who were
accustomed to luxury ship travel. It also began dressing its crews in naval-style uni-
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services


Printed as a Public Service
by'.
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SWauchula, Florida

.Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN
A POSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CIHURCHl
310 Orange St.
375-3100H
Sunday Morning..................... 0:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ...........7:30 p.m.

CHIIES'TER 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
IIwy. 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.

CHIIURCH 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
Ist Sunday ...................5:00 p.m.

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 HIwy. 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 BAPTISTCHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Ilwy. 17. 375-2253
Bible Study ............................9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ...-..-.....10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Trinng t 0 0l p m
Wednesday Suppel 5 30 p m
Wednesday Prayer Mceling 0 30 p m
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
(;rape & Church Streets 375-23410
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ........ .....11:0 am.
Youth Fellowship .............. 5:0(10 p.m.
Evening Worship ...........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCII
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 .............. 6:0() p.m.
Wednesday Bible Sludy .......7:0) p.m.

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


IGLESIA DEL- DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miereoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves I)e Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANI 1. BAPTIST CHIURCII
210 E. Brnmaird 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


MACEI)ONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CIIURCIl
607 Palmetto St.
C('hurch School ...............9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ...............1...1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
('omiiinunion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.


NMT. PISGAII BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunnda\ 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 Tiiune 7 00 p.m.

NEW BEGINNING CHUtRCII
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
781-5887
Sunday Worship .........1....... 1:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday.......12:15 p.m.
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ..7:00 p.m.


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

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 1:00 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 ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Evening Worship. ........7:00 p.m.
Kidz Club .................... 7:00 p.m.

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....... ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ........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 .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .........11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CIIURCHl
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday S.ooll 10 10. a in
Mornm. ',nishlp I' II ".1 mi
E~tni'ng WiriTp > nl p inm
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 CIIURCII
322 Ilanchey 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.
Wei'.mdat'O 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.
(Cll for tocations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School ...............9:45 a.m
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship .......6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ......... 11....... :00 a.m.
W wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHIRIST
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' \ Leod''rsihip & Training Cla.ss -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHIURCHII OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hlanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting........ 9......9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ............. ...10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ..... ...... ......... 11:00 a.m.


WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF VWAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ......... 10:00 am.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 am.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ................7:00 p.m.

DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dom inica ........... ............10:00 a.m .
Servicio ................ .. 11:00 a.m.
Lunes Oracion ....................6:00 p.m.
M iercoles Servicto ................7:00 p.m.

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
318 W. Main St..
Martes Oracion .................... 7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio....................7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio .................. 7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio.............. 10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ............... I1:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath .7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night) ....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ............ ........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ......... ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............... 6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ........ .......10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ........... 10:40 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182

Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:
Sr. Adult Bible Study ... ......10:00 a.m.
Church Orchestra .......... 5:00 p.m.
Nouth M ministry .................... 6:00 p.m .
Children's Ministry ............ 6:00 p.m.
Legacy of Faith/Mid-Week
Worship .......... ... 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal ........ 7:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243

Generations Cal' 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.nm.
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 CURCII OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ....... ..... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ............... 11:00 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.... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship .......7......7:30 p.m.

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

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Cofl'fee & Donuts ............ ....9:00 a.mn


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

HIGIIHER GROUND)
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WA t'CUI.LA, FI.
Siiili\ Ml ii tinin Wo lshipI I.. 1 ,00 ;in
\Vcd. NiIil Ihblc Stuldy . 630 p in.


WAUCHULA
IGLESIA HISPANA
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9'" Ave.
M artes ............... .7: 30 p.m .
Jueves . ............ .7:30 p.m.
Domingo ............. .10:30 p.m.
IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Dom ingos ............................ 6:00 p.m .
M iercoles...............................7:00 p.m .

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010


JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service ....................10:00 a.m.
Thursday Evening................ 7:30 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday, Service.................... 2:00 p.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 INTERNACIOR4AL
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 ..............1..... 0:00 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.
NbRTIISIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .... .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

OAK 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
11 & 31 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.
W orship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer .........':.7:00 p.m.

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


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

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

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


H o ly D a y s . .............. ...................

ST. MICIIAEL'S
CATHIIOLIC CIIURCII
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) .....5'00 p.mn.
(Spanish)... 7'30p m
Sunid;a (Spa ish) 7............. .7-00 a in.
(English) .. ...........8.30 a.m .
(Spanish) ............. .. O 1:0 1) a.in
roleeole) 1..... ... I00 ). n.
lail Mass in English ........8:30 a m.


WAUCHULA
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ...... .......... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ......... ..7:00 p.m.

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday) School ...................9:45 a.m .
Morning Worship ................I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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


TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train. ..........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.mn.
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 ..............1...0:00 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
COMMUINIIN \l-.bl.l.Y,\N
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ............. 10:00 a.m.
'Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .......... ...7:00 i.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 CIHURCHI
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:30 p.m.
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .. ................7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study .....................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ...............11:00 a.m .
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-12001
Sunday School ...............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........11:00 a.m.
Training Union ....................5:00 pm.i.
Evening Worship ...........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ........7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South IIwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ...... ...... .....10:00 am .
Morning Worship .... ......... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............. 7:00 p.m.
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735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m .
W orship .. .. ...... .. .............. 1:00 a m .
E\ ening............................... 1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7-00 p.m.

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64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
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'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
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Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................10:00 am.
Evening W orship ..................7:00. p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship...............7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
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BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escucla Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........I 1:00 a.m.
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Servicio del Miercoles .........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ............6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ..........................6:00 p.m.

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Sunday Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
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Sunday School ................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship.................... I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

COUNTY
Jan. 9, a vehicle stolen on Altman Road, a business burglary
on SR 64 East and thefts on U.S. 17 North and on East Main Street
Were reported.

Jan. 8, Wade Joseph Aubry, 20, of 1025 Knollwood Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF)
and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 8, Antonio J. Toscano, 19, of 1052 Magnolia Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with two counts pos-
session of cocaine, possession of marijuana and two counts pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 8, Fidencio Davilla, 26, of 407 Manatee St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Eric Ellis and charged with battery.
Jan. 8, thefts on Tuskeegee Street and on SR 662 were report-
ed.

Jan. 7, a residential burglary on Yetter Road, a business bur-
glary on East Main Street, a vehicle stolen on David Court, rob-
bery/holdups on U.S. 17 North and on Stansfield Road and thefts
on Callie Lane, Smith Road and SR 62 were reported.

Jan. 6, Britni Danielle Gamble, 20, of 1052 Whooping Crane
Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on a charge of
withholding support of children.
Jan. 6, Alejandro Alvarado Jr., 40, 1737 Cactus Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
Jan. 6, burglary of a conveyance on Elm Street, and thefts in


three locations on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 5, a tag stolen on Morgan Grice Road and a business bur-
glari on SR 64 East were reported.

Jan. 4, Raul Velasquez, 25. of 269 Himrod Road, Bowling
Green. was arrested by Sgt. John Shivers on a charge of violation
of probation.
Jan. 4, Oliver Lacy Everett, 36, of 38828 Arena Road, Dade
City, was arrested by Sgt. John Shivers on two counts of withhold-
ing support of children.
Jan. 4, Shawn Matthew Edmondson. 26, of 13511 U.S. 98,
Sebring. was arrested on a charge of violation of probation.
Jan. 4,.Kip Hall, 43, of 855 NW 75th St., Miami, was arrest-
ed by Sgt. John Shivers on two counts of withholding support of
children.
Jan. 4, John E. Coulter, 39. of 937 Sable Palm Dr., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and charged with bat-
tery.
Jan. 4, residential burglaries on Peace River Woods and on
Fourth Street East, and a theft on SR 62 were reported.

Jan. 3, James Ridale Cook, 26, of 422 Honeysuckle St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
Jan. 3, criminal mischief on Griffin Road and thefts on U.S.
17 North, SR 66, Cedar Street and SR 64 East were reported.

WAUCHULA
Jan. 9, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Jan. 8, Mary Magdalene Garcia, 41, of 2188 Ralph Smith
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohannon on an out-
of-county warrant.
Jan. 8, criminal mischief on LaPlaya Drive was reported.

Jan. 6, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South and a theft on K.D.
Revell Road were reported.


Jan. 5, Ruben Angel Rivas. 18. of 812 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula. was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged with
larceny-petit theft.
Jan. 5, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North and thefts on North
Third Street and U.S. 17 South were reported.
Jan. 4, a theft on Orange Place was reported.

Jan. 3, criminal mischief on LaPlaya Drive and a theft on U.S.
17 South were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 9, Pedro Gomez, 47, of 825 W. County Line Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and
charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia.






For the week ended January 6, 2011

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 7,604,
compared to closed last week, and 5,780 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were 1.00 to
2.00 higher, feeder steers and heifers were steady to 3.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:
200-300 lbs
300-400 lbs
400-500 lbs

Feeder Heifers:
200-300 lbs
300-400 lbs
400-500 lbs


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
136.00-210.00
124.00-165.00
109.00-144.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
110.00-150.00
102.00-132.00
98.00-120.00


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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Follow God's example in
everything you do, because
you are His dear children.
Live a life filled with love for
others, following the exam-
ple of Christ, who loved you
and gave Himself as a sacri-
fice to take away your sins.
Ephesians 5:1-2 (NLT)

FRIDAY
Let there be no sexual
immorality, impurity or greed
among you. Such things
have no place among God's
people. Obscene stories,
foolish talk and coarse jokes
are not for you. Instead, let
there be thankfulness to
God.
Ephesians 5:3-4 (NLT)

SATURDAY
You can be sure that no
immoral, impure or greedy
person will inherit the King-
dom of Christ and of God.
For a greedy person is really
an idolater who worships the
things of this world.
Ephesians 5:5 (NLT)

SUNDAY
Don't be fooled by those who
try to excuse these things,
for the terrible anger of God
comes upon those who dis-
obey Him. Don't participate
in the things these people
do.
Ephesians 5:6-7 (NLT)

MONDAY
For though your hearts were
once full of darkness, now
you are full of light from the
Lord, and your behavior
should show it, producing
only what is good and right
and true.
Ephesians 5:8-9 (NLT)

TUESDAY
Try to find out what is pleas-
ing to the Lord. Take no part
in the worthless deeds of evil
and darkness; instead, re-
buke and expose them. It is
shameful even to talk about
the things that ungodly peo-
ple do in secret.
Ephesians 5:10-12 (NLT)

WEDNESDAY
So be careful how you live,
not as fools but as those who
are wise. Make the most of
every opportunity for doing
good in these evil days.
Don't act thoughtlessly, but
try to understand what the
Lord wants you to do.
Ephesians 5:16-17 (NLT)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV). New
International .Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


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4C The Herald-Advocate, January 13, 2011


"WE WALKED 2 MILES To


THE SCHOOL BUS StoP'


By DANA MILLER
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I interviewed Flara Miller.
Q: When were you born?
A: Aug. 13, 1941.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Dunlap, Tenn.
Q: What did you do for fun when
you were my age?
A: Played on vines. We would swing
across the creek and we would fall in. I
played softball at school. I was a good
hitter. I played lots of sports.
Q: What were your favorite and
least favorite sports?
A: I liked softball, hopscotch, and lots
of games. I didn't like doing the pyra-
mid when us girls cheered.
Q: What else did you do?
A: I fought a lot. I liked to fight.
Q: What did you and your best
friends do?
A: We had lots of sleepovers. We
would play with paper dolls. Some we
would cut out of catalogues. We jumped
rope, hopscotch and we made up our
own games.
Q: What type of classes did you
have in school?
A: Every year was the same type of
classes. One thing that you could do
back then was complete more than one
grade in a school year. I was what they
call now a gifted child. I had arithmetic,
spelling, science, geography, history,
reading and writing.
Q: Did you have recess?
A: Oh, yeah, and that's when we
played ball, and we got to go about
halfway through the day.
Q: How long did you go to school
for? What was your age?
A: I went until eighth grade, and I
couldn't finish because I had other
things I had to do. I was somewhere
between 10 or 12.
Q: Did you have to take any tests
similar to the FCAT?
A: We had tests every week and you
passed by continuing to make hundreds.
Instead of getting A's we would get E's.
Q: Who lived at your house besides
you?
A: My mom, dad, two sisters, two
brothers and my grandma.
Q: Name them, oldest to youngest.
A: Mavel, Effie Mae, Thomas, then
me, and then Robert.
Q: Did you have any pets?
A: Yes. We had dogs but only one at a
time. They were what you called hunt-
ing dogs.
Q: What was your favorite pet and
why?
A: A dog named Shep. He would
walk us to school, and that was about
two miles to catch the school bus. Then
when we came home on the school bus,
he'd be there waiting for us.
Q: Any wildlife in your town?
A: Lots of panthers, bears and all
kinds of animals.
Q: How has technology changed
from when you were a kid?
A: Everything changed. We have
lights now, running water, electricity,
normal stove, phones, TV's, cars and
lots of other things.
Q: How many rooms did your
house have?
A: Only two rooms,
Q: What kind of cleaning supplies
did you or your family use?
A: We used bleach and my grandma
made up lots of stuff like lye.
Q: So did cleaning supplies work
better back then? Why or why not?
A: No. Back then you had to make
your own supplies and you had to fol-
low exact instructions, because if you
made one wrong thing it was messed
up.
Q: Do you think the changes from
then to now were good or bad?
A: I think it's better. I'm able to do
things a lot quicker. I can clean easier
and do daily things easier.
Q: Did you buy or rent your home?
A: No, the man .my dad worked for
let us stay in it for free!
Q: What did your dad do?
A: He worked in the sawmill and he
also worked in the mines.


Q: What was his pay like?
A: It wasn't that much but it was
enough.
Q: How old were you when you got
your first job?
A: I wasn't working until I got mar-


ried.
Q: How old were you when you got
married?
A: I was 18.
Q: How many kids did you have
and what were their names?
A: Elizabeth, William Thomas, and
William Howard Taft Miller Jr. So,
three.
Q: Who is your husband?
A: William Howard Taft Miller Sr.
Q:
Where (lid
you think PC lit l( .
of their ,,
names?
A: Well, I named your dad after your
grandpa and I named your uncle after
your grandpa and my brother. I named
your aunt from my mother and my
mother-in-law.
Q: What was a typical day for you?
A: I went to school, came in from
school and did my homework, chores,
eat, bathe, read and then go to sleep at 8
p.m.
Q: What type of music did you lis-
ten to?
A: My uncle was the only one in our
family who had some type of jukebox
or something, and all he had was coun-
try. We danced to it and had fun. Some
people in his neighborhood played
musical instruments.
Q: What was a typical meal?
A: Beans, potatoes, biscuits, gravy,
okra, corn, greens and more.
Q: What were your favorite and
least favorite meals?
A: I loved breakfast. We would have
gravy, biscuits, eggs and meat, and
chocolate gravy was my favorite. I did-
n't like lunch.
Q: Did they have school lunches?
A: They would make sandwiches if
you didn't have lunch, or if someone
had enough they would share.
Q: What was your favorite snack?
A: An RC Cola and a Moonpie.
Q: What kind of chores did you
have?
A: Everything. I washed dishes,
sweep, mop, clothes, straighten up
things and cut all the wood for our
stove. I also had to work in the garden,
raked and hoed.
Q: What was your favorite thing
about growing up in Dunlahp?
A: I knew everybody. I went to lots
of schools and I knew everyone. I
enjoyed the mountains.
Q: What type of clothes did you
wear?
A: Girls could only wear skirts or
dresses. Guys could wear pants or over-
alls. My family would make clothes out
of different things, and I had a few
bought for me.
Q: Did you go to church?
A: Yes. Every Sunday I could.
Church wasn't air-conditioned. It was
Union Baptist Church and back then
people would drive by and stop to listen
to people sing (the windows were open
to let in air). Some would join. Nobody
made fun of what you wore and you
went to church to learn about God and
that's it.
Q: What type of transportation did
you have?
A: We didn't have cars, we walked
everywhere. My uncle did have a car
(A-models) and a truck.
Q: How much was gas?
A: I think 25 cents a gallon.
Q: Were things a lot cheaper then?
A: Oh, yes, especially in Tennessee.
Soda was like five cents and lots of
people had smokehouses and canned
their own food.
Q: What kind of toys did you play
with?
A: Jump ropes, dolls, and little things
like that.
Q: Where did you "hang out" when
you were with your friends?
A: There was a store that we could go
to'sometimes. Also, one family would
have a get together and the kids would
hang out'while the parents supervised.
It wasn't out of control but it was fun.
Back In Time is the result of a claxs
assignment given to ninth graders at


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person. Selected intenriews are pub-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

CASE NO. 252011CP000001

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JIM T. FARMER, SR.,
A/K/A JAMES THOMAS
FARMER, SR.,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of Jim T. Farmer, Sr., a/k/a
James Thomas Farmer, Sr.,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 1, 2010, is pend-
ing In the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O.
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The names and address-
es of the Personal Representative
and her attorneys are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is January 13, 2011.

Personal Representative:
Pamela Farmer Clanton
633 Callie Lane
Bowling Green, Florida 33834

Attorneys for Personal
Representative:
Alexandra St. Paul, Esq.
Florida Bar No.: 0473560
Dye, Deitrich, Petruff & St.
Paul, P. L.
1111 Third Avenue West,
Suite 300
Bradenton, Florida 34205
Tel.: (941) 748-4411
Fax: (941) 748-1573
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252010CP000095

IN RE: ESTATE OF
GLENDA J. ROBINSON
A/K/A GLENDA JOYCE MCLEOD
ROBINSON,
Deceased.


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Silvano Martinez, 36, and
Celerina Chagolla Gamino, 36,
Wauchula.
Jesus Obregon, 35, Zolfo
Springs, and Kiley S. Barclay,
31, Zolfo Springs.
Minas loannidis, 32,
Wauchula, and Angela, Marie
Hines, 30, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Juanita Wright vs. Mackin-
son St. Fort, judgment for ten-
ant eviction.
Discover Bank vs. Thomas
E. Reas, judgment.
CACH LLC vs. Maria A.
Gomez, judgment.
CACH LLC vs. Jerry W.
Albritton, amended judgment.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court.
Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case.
Christropher Lee Baker,
domestic battery, disorderly
conduct and violation of 'proba-
tion (original charges resisting
an officer without violent force,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia and habitual driving without
a licensee), probation revoked,
four months in jail with credit
for time served (CTS), $325
fine and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 cost of prose-
cution (COP)/
Cipriano Ibarra, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Mary Sena Martin, disorder-
ly conduct, adjudication with-
held, $325 fine and court costs,
$50 COP, $50 investigative
costs.
Gladys Faye Merchant, tres-
pass on property other than a
structure or conveyance, $325


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


CASE NO.: 252009CA000489

NEWEST BANK FSB,
Plaintiff

vs.

JOHN S. PATTERSON, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45


/ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to a Final Judgment of
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Foreclosure dated December
28th, 2010, and entered in Case
The administration of the No. 252009CA000489 of the
estate of GLENDA J. ROBINSON Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
A/K/A GLENDA JOYCE MCLEOD Circuit in and for Hardee County,
ROBINSON, deceased, whose Florida in which ONEWEST
date of death was October 8, BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and
2010; File Number 252010- John Patterson, Tracy S.
CP000095, is pending in the Patterson, are defendants, I will
Circuit Court for Hardee County, sell to the highest and best bidder
Florida, Probate Division, the for cash in/on Hardee County
address of which is Post Office Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 417 W.
Box 1749, Wauchula, FL 33873. Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873,
The names and addresses of the Hardee County, Florida at 11:00
personal representative and the a.m on the 19th day of January,
personal representative's attor- 2011, the following described
ney are set forth below, property as set forth in said Final
All creditors of the decedent Judgment of Foreclosure:
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's PARCEL 2 OF HANNA
estate, on whom a copy of this ESTATES SUBDIVISION,
notice is required to be served AS RECORDED ON PLAT
must file their claims with this MAP B-7, PAGE 4, OF THE
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 PUBLIC RECORDS OF
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF DA. ALSO DESCRIBED AS
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE SOUTH 330.00 FEET
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A OF THE NORTH 660.00 OF
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THE EAST 660.00 FEET OF
THEM. THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION
All other creditors of the dece- 6, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
dent and other persons having RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE
claims or demands against dece- COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A
dent's estate must file their 2455 HAMPTON RD,
claims with this court WITHIN 3 WAUCHULA, FL 33873
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF Any person claiming an interest
THIS NOTICE. In the surplus from the sale, if
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH- any, other than the property
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET owner as of the date of the Lis
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF Pendens must file a claim within
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE 60 days after the sale.
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME Dated In Hardee County, Florida
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, this 28 day of December, 2010.
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE B. HUGH BRADLEY
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS CLERK OF THE COURT
BARRED.
The date of first publication of BY: CONNIE COKER
this Notice is January 13, 2011. DEPUTY CLERK
Albertelli Law'
Personal Representative: Attorney for Plaintiff
JOHNNIE EARL ROBINSON P.O. Box 23028
A/K/A JOHN EARL ROBINSON Tampa, FL 33623
4521 MAPLE LANE (813) 221-4743
Bowling Green, FL 33834
If you are a person with a disabil-
Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire Ity who needs any accommoda-
FBN:114278 tion in order to participate in this
dba@gendersalvarez.com proceeding, you are entitled, at
Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire no cost to you, to the provision of
FBN 146528 certain assistance. Please con-
afd@gendersalvarez.com tact the Office of the Court
GENDERS ALVAREZ Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
DIECIDUE, P.A. within two (2). working days of
2307 West Cleveland Street your receipt of this notice; if you
Tampa, Florida 33609 are hearing or voice impaired,
Phone: (813) 254-4744 call TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Fax: (813) 254-5222 Florida Relay Service 711.


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fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP.
Perry Jefferson Taylor, viola-
tion of a domestic violence
injunction for protection, adju-
dication withheld, $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP.
Erica Denise Ureste, retail
theft, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, stay out
of store, ACF Mile Post Class,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
COP, 20 hours community ser-
vice.
Stanley Ray Kirkland, disor-
derly conduct and resisting an
officer without violence, not
prosecuted.
William Frank Kirkland, dis-
orderly conduct, not prosecut-
ed.
Carlos Ramirez, giving false
ID to a law enforcement officer,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, four-hour
anger management class, $325
fine and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 COP, 20
hours community service.
Melissa Bree Todd, retail
theft, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, ACF
Mile Post class, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP, 10 hours
community service.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Melody Kay Colavito vs.
Joseph Colavito Jr., divorce.
Robert Dutton vs. David
Robert Dutton, petition for
injunction for protection.
Citibank S.D. vs. Veronica
K. Noel, damages-contracts
and indebtedness.
Gabriella Leslie and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Espesian Francis, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Tyeisha March'e Anderson
and DOR vs. Cedric Taylor,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Jessica Tamayo and DOR vs.
Juan Tomas G onzalez, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Tomas
Toledo and Veronica Toledo et
al, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.


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

CASE NO. 252010CA000736


GOOD NEWS BAPTIST CHURCH
OF HARDEE COUNTY, INC.,
a Florida corporation
Plaintiff,

vs.

ESTATE OF LAWRENCE
WILLIAMS, deceased, and his
unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against him;
and SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE,
INC., a Florida corporation,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO THE DEFENDANTS:
ESTATE OF LAWRENCE
WILLIAMS, deceased, and his
unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against
him

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against
you for quiet title and ejectment
on the following described prop-
erty In Hardee County, Florida:

Parcels 3, 4, 27 and 28
Begin at NW corner of
W1/4 of SE1/4 of NW1/4 of
Section 29, Township 33
South, Range 25 East;
thence South 170.00 feet
to point of beginning;
thence South 170.00 feet;
thence East 301.74 feet;
thence North 170.00 feet;
thence West 301.04 feet to
the Point of Beginning;
LESS road right-of-way off
the West side and LESS
the East 30.00 feet for road
easement, Hardee County,
Florida.

and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to JOHN W. H. BURTON of
Burton & Burton, P.A., Post Office
Drawer 1729, Wauchula, Florida
33873, on or before the 4th day of
February, 2011, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of the Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or Immediately there-
after, or a default will be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint or. petition.

WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on this 30 day of
December, 2010.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT

BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
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Good News Baptist church
of Wauchula vs. Laurence Wil-
liams estate, petition to quite
title.
Rebekah Johnson and
Ronald Craig Johnson, divorce.
Lem John Brown Jr. vs.Nikki
Lyn Brown, petition injunction
for protection.
Angel D. Ussery and DOR -
vs. Joseph Francis Ussery, peti-
tion for child support.
Tamela Marie Grice vs.
Marco D. Sanchez, 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:
Kenneth G. Bembry and
Mary E. Gainous, child support
terminated.
Noami Avardo vs. Wendy
Medina, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Shelly Ezell vs. Steven R.
Salter, injunction for protection.
Silvano Martinez and DOR
vs. Rubilleni Mora, amended
child support order.
Saul Alamia vs. Patricia
Almia, petition for injunction
for protection denied.
Marcy Rivera vs. Eliseo
Sanchez Jr., injunction for pro-
tection.
Donnie Selph vs. Growers
Chemical Corp., joint stipula-
tion of dismissal approved.
Maria Rosa Drake vs. Wal-
Mart Stores Inc. and Salina
Hicks, dismissal of claims
against Salina Hicks.
Citibank SD vs. Lucas C.
Cantu, voluntary dismissal.
The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently 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.
Kara Nichole Bodiford, vio-
lation of community control-
house arrest, (original charge
grand theft) community control
revoked, one year one day
Florida State Prison CTS and
consecutive to any other jail
time already sentenced, $150
public defender fees and $100
COP added to outstanding fines
and fees and placed on lien.
- "'BlakdW1" Caballero', lewd
battery, and violati6it'of com-
munity control (original
charges burglary of structure
and felony fleeing to elude an
officer), community control
revoked, three years Florida
State Prison, $520 fine and
court costs, $350 public
defender fees and $100 COP
placed on lien.
Gilbert Luna, possession of
methamphetamine, six months
in jail CTS, license suspended
two years, $520 fine and court.
costs, $350 public defender fees
and $100 COP placed on lien;,
battery, not prosecuted.
Eric Kyle Mather, possession


of drug paraphernalia and
felony fleeing to elude an offi-
cer, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation two years, license sus-
pended one year, substance
abuse/mental health evaluation
and treatment, no alcohol or
drugs, random screens, warrant-
less search and seizure, curfew,
$520 fine and court costs, $200
public defender fees, $100
COP, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Julius Robert Merchant III,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia and two counts possession of
a controlled substance without a
valid prescription, not prosecut-
ed.
Ramiro Ramirez Jr., destroy-
ing electric monitoring equip-
ment, one year one day Florida
State Prison, CTS and consecu-
tive to any Polk County sen-
tence, $520 fine and court costs,
$350 public defender fees, $100
COP, $1,200 restitution.
Tracy Ann Sanders, violation
of probation (original charge
possession of methampheta-
mine), probation revoked, 18
months community control,
$200 public defender fees and
$100 COP added to outstanding
fines and fees and placed on
lien.
The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
to Walter Fabio Maciel,
$62,000.
Suntrust Bank to Gira
Nagasser-Mokit and Benedict
A. Mokit, $18,000.
Entrust of Tampa Bay to
Jerry Conerly, Charles S.
Newman and Jessica C.
Newman, $114,414.51.
Wauchula State Bank to
Moses Balderas Herrera Jr.,
$100,000.
Gary and Regina Blackman
to Parnell Road LLC, $940,000.
Wauchula State Bank to
Jones Family Properties LLC,
$887,000.
Coqui Groves to Martin J.
and Karen N. McKenna,
$196,000.


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
HARDEE COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 10-2ER-NOI-2501-(A)-(I)

The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment to the
Comprehensive Plan for Hardee County, adopted by Ordinance No. 2010-07 on Oct6ber
21, 2010, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.

The adopted Hardee County Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the
Department's Objections, Recommendations and Comments Report, (if any), are avail-
able for public inspection Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, during nor-
mal business hours, at the Hardee County Planning Directors Office, 110 South 9th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873.

Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition
for an administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency determination that the
Amendment to the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan is In Compliance, as defined in
Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S. The petition must be filed within twenty-one (21) days after
publication of this notice, and must include all of the information and contents described
in Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The petition must be filed with the Agency Clerk,
Department of Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered to the local government. Failure to timely file
a petition shall constitute a waiver of any right to request an administrative proceeding as
a petitioner under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a petition is filed, the purpose of
the administrative hearing will be to present evidence and testimony and forward a rec-
ommended order to the Department. If no petition is filed, this Notice of Intent shall
become final agency action.

If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to intervene in
the proceeding. A petition for intervention must be filed at least twenty (20) days before
the final hearing and must include all of the information and contents described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition for leave to intervene shall be filed at the Divisionof
Administrative Hearings, Department of Management Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060. Failure to petition to intervene within the allowed time
frame constitutes a waiver of any right such a person has to request a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to participate in the administrative hearing.

After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation is available pur-
suant to Sub-section 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any affected person who is made a party to
the proceeding by filing that request with the administrative law judge assigned by the
Division of Administrative Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not affect a party's right
to an' administrative hearing.

-s- Charles Gauthier, AICP
Director, Division of Community Planning
Florida Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
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Sherry A. May, Jack See and
Venette See to Jackie L. and
Fern D. Gibson, $18,000.
David P. Bennett to Robert
C. and Nanette M. Clauson,
$18,000.
Brent and Mary Lynn
Driskell to Thomas Brook and
Sandra J. Larrisorr,'$187,500.
T. Brook and Sandra L.
Larrison, and Thomas D.'and
Jean 0. Larrison to Brent A.
and Mary Lynne Driskell,
$337,500.
Thomas Lee and Virginia D.
Irby to Thomas Lee and
Virginia D. Irby, $17,500.

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:
Governing Board Ad Hoc
Committee Meeting: Consider
SWFWMD business including
consideration of District staf-
fing analysis proposals. Some
Board members may partici-
pate in the meeting via commu-
nications media technology.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, January
27, 2011; 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Headquar-
ters, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks-
ville FL 34604
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Lu-
Anne.Stout@watermatters.org
1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or
(352)796-7211, x4605 (Ad Order
EXE0100)
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting or hearing,
he/she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ing is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence from which the appeal is to
be issued.
Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for
in the Americans with Disabilities
Act should contact the District's
Human Resources Director, 2379
Broad. Street,.Brooksville, Florida
34604-6899; telephone (352)
796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-
1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD
(FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or
e-mail to ADACoordinator@
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January 13, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Hardee Hoopsters


Start Slow


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After the holiday layoff, the
Hardee Wildcats had difficulty
making lay-ups.
.The'Cats lost both games last
week, a heart-breaker 54-57 at
district rival Cardinal Mooney
and a wild one-sided 41-69 loss
at Avon Park.
This week is an opportunity
for redemption with the first
trio of seven home games. It
began with a varsity-only en-
counter against Bradenton
Southeast on Tuesday, contin-
ues today (Thursday with 5:30
and 7. p.m. games vs. Port
Charlotte and tomorrow when
the DeSoto Bulldogs vsist for
the usual 6/7:30 p.m. games.
Next week's home games are
Tuesday vs. Sarasota Booker,
Thursday vs. Avon Park and
Friday vs. Sebring. After that,
Hardee will have a home game,
a pair of road games, and a final
pair of home games before
hosting the District 11 playoffs
Feb. 7-11.
Senior D'Vonte Hooks
played one of his best games of
the season at Mooney with a
double-double, 14 points and 11
rebounds. "He had a hot hand
right off, but we didn't do well
enough in getting the ball to
him," said varsity head coach
Vance Dickey.
"Also, Mooney played well,
hitting some three's in the sec-
ond half. So, we lost a tough
district game. We're going to
have to hang in there a little
harder," continued Dickey.
Mooney had a dozen points
apiece from Jamie Glasser and
Dylan Blakeley, who put up
eight points in the hectic fourth
quarter.
Hardee did well at the free
throw line, where Carl "Junior"
Brown his 6-of-8 and Keshun
Rivers had 3-for-3. Brown had
a game-high 16 points, D'Vonte
Hooks added 14, Rivers 11,


Jajuan Hooks 8 and Andrew
Hooks five points.
At Avon Park on Thursday
night, former Wildcat junior
high coach Luther Clemons had
his team ready. In the Final
Four last season, he has his
starters back, plus Marcus Deu-
berry, who transferred from
Sebring. Senior Reggie Baker
led the Red Devils with 27
points, while Deuberry had 15
and Alfonzo Robertson 13.
"They just ran us out of the
gym. They got lay-ups off our
turnovers and missed shots. We
never could get into any rhy-
thm. We rushed our shots. They
did a good job of keeping us out
*bf our game and outrebounded
us," said Dickey.
Rivers was the high for the
Wildcats with nine points,
including 4-of-4 at the charity
stripe. Brown and D'Vonte
Hooks each had 8, while Tony
Rodriguez had seven, Alonzo
Casso had five, and Jimmy Val-
lejo and Christian Moralez each
two points.
The JV squad had an equally
hard time with both opponents
last week. They lost Tuesday to
Mooney 56-45. Casso topped
Hardee with 16 points, while
Ledarius Sampson added 13,
Steve Metayer 8, Lucious Ev-
erett six and Daniel Boehm and
Zack Neuhofer each one-of-two
at the free throw line.
Freshman Keyon Brown
moved to the JV to get more
playing time and contribution.
He led Hardee in the fast-paced
JV game at Avon Park on
Thursday. Brown had 25 points,
some every quarter, nearly
enabling Hardee to win until
Jarviel Hart hit the last of his 16
points for the junior Red Devils.
Metayer added 13 for Har-
dee, with Sampson and Zack
Neuhofer each adding two
points. Boehm and Jacob
Neuhofer contributed defen-
sively in the close encounter.


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Pediatrics Adult Family
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that EQUITY TRUST
COMPANY CUSTODIAN FBO EMILY GRACE VALEN-
TINE COVERDALE (EDUCATION), the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 887 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003
Description of Property:
SECT-01
.25 AC BEG NW COR OF SW/4 OF
SE/4 S 125 FT E 87.18 FT N 125
FT W 87.18 FT TO POB
34 34S 25 E
159P423 237P394 250P304
297P791 371P86

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.
Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF RICARDO B.
GARZA AND HEIRS OF IGNACIA GARZA
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
9'h day of February, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 29'" day of December, 2010.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 25201OTD009XXXX 1:6-27c


Hardee senior D'Vonte Hooks attempts to split Avon Park
defenders Romello Roberts (4) and Alonzo Robertson.
(35) as he takes a shot.



NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that 3-C RANCH LIMIT-
ED, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 716 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
640 AC-MINERAL RIGHTS 1.80%
OF 1/8 INTEREST IN ALL OF
SECTION 10-33S-26E
223P42 225P636 381P135 392P216
397P310 499P405
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.
Name in which assessed: RANDY GEISELMAN
Said property being inthe County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.. ...
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthous, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
19th day of January, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 7th day of December, 2010.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 25201OTD017XXXX 1:16;1:6c
12:16;1.6


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COURTESY PHOTOS BY JAMES TAYLOR
Wildcat guard Andrew Hooks (4) attempts a shot at the
Avon Park game.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that 3-C RANCH LIMIT-
ED, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 719 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005
Description of Property:
640 AC-MINERAL RIGHTS 1.80%
OF 1/8 INTEREST IN ALL OF
SECTION 14-33S-26E OR223P30
225P636 381P135 392P216
397P310 499P405
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.
Name in which assessed: RANDY GEISELMAN
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthous, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
19th day of January, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 7th day of December, 2010.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 25201OTD016XXXX 12:16;1:6c
Tax Deed2F16;1:6c


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FILING DEADLINE IS MARCH 1sT

HOMESTEAD
Exemption Up to $50,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by March 1, 2011
To be eligible for this exemption property owners must apply in person, and
Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2011
Reside on the property as of January 1, 2011
Be a Legal resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2011.
Bring the following: Florida Driver's License (showing current physical address) Social Security Cards, Florida
vehicle license plate numberss, Florida voter's registration card or Declaration of Domicile. Other documents
may be requested upon the applications review. If not a US Citizen a valid residency card will be required. If a
mobile home is involved, bring registration certificate or title.

SENIOR EXEMPTION
Every person who is eligible for the homestead exemption described above is eligible for an
additional homestead exemption under the following circumstances: (1) the taxpayer is 65
years of age or older as of January 1 of the year for which the exemption is claimed; (2) the
annual household income of the taxpayer for the prior year must not exceed the adjusted gross
income limits; and, (3) the taxpayer annually submits a sworn statement of household income
to the property appraiser not later than March 1.

AGRICULTURAL "Greenbelt" CLASSIFICATION
All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who are engaged in a "bona fide" agricultural
business and desire to apply for agricultural classification for tax purposes must file the
application with the Appraiser's Office between January 1st and March 1st. Copy of lease
required if applicable. Applications are available from our office or on-line www.hardeepa.net.

Other EXEMPTIONS
Exemptions are not transferable; a new application must be filed for any ownership changes.
DISABILITY RELIGIOUS
DISABLED VETERANS TAX DISCOUNT **NEW**
(65 and Older) ACTIVE DUTY
DISABLED VETERAN TAX EXEMPTION MILITARY TAX EXEMPTION
(at least 10% war or service connected)
CHARITABLE NON-PROFIT
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TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY (TPP) EXEMPTION
Every person, firm corporation, etc. owning tangible personal property used in a business, commercial
venture, or rental property, is required to file an initial return with the Property Appraiser. Deadline to
_file the return is April 1st to Avoid Penalties

Tax Exemption or "Greenbelt" questions, please contact us at 863/773-2196.

KATHY L CRAWFORD


HARDEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
Courthouse Annex II, Room 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office hours: Monday Friday 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.

FILING DEADLINE IS MARCH 1st


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