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Dream Home

A Nightmare

... Story 8A


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


111th Year, No. 7
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, January 20, 2011


46
plus 440 sales tax


Downtown Loses Major Store


.. I Royal's To Close Next Month


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Royal's has been open in Wauchula for 26 years, holding a prominent
downtown location at the corner of Main Street and Seventh Avenue. Its
sign sports its familiar logo.


Royal's Inc. will close its
Royal's Furniture store in
downtown Wauchula, the Belle
Glade-based furniture retailer
announced Tuesday.
Royal's currently operates six
furniture locations with one
being an Ashley Furniture
Homestore and five as Royal's
Furniture, Appliances & Bed-
ding stores.
Royal's will be closing the
Wauchula store after 26 years at
its 131 W. Main St. location.
The other five locations will
continue operations.
Royal's will still service the
Wauchula area through the
Royal's Furniture store in
Sebring.


Royal's owners decided to
close the Wauchula furniture
store due to the struggling econ-
omy. Stores in Sebring, Belle
Glade, Okeechobee, Clewiston
and Immokalee remain open.
"It was a tough decision, but
it came to the point that it had to
be made. It is never easy, as a
retailer, to close a store, espe-
cially one that has had such
strong ties with the community.
We have loved being part of the
Wauchula community and we
feel like our customers are fam-
ily," said Jeff Royal, president
of Royal's Inc.
A liquidation sale will begin
soon and continue until the
See ROYAL'S 2A


Tell The County



What You ThinkI

'Visioning' Session Tuesday


Knife + School


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A sixth grader with a knife on
campus and the eighth grader
who gave it to him are the latest
to be expelled from Hardee
County schools.
That was the decision follow-
ing recent hearings before the
Hardee County School Board.
Board members were told the
incident occurred on Nov. 19,
when the 13-year-old boy made
verbal threats to another stu-
dent, apparently over a bor-
rowed item that had not been
returned.
The sixth grader had a small


kitchen paring knife on him at
the time, but did not use it or
display it.
The boy was present at the
hearing with his mother and
grandmother.
Board members followed
Schools Superintendent David
Durastanti's recommendation
for expulsion, and expelled the
13-year-old for the remainder
of the 2010-11 school year and
for the first semester of 2011-
12.
He will be considered for
placement at Pioneer Career
Academy, the district's alterna-
tive school in Zolfo Springs,


= Expulsions


after satisfactorily completing
an approved anger-management
program.
Also expelled in a hearing
that night was the 14-year-old
eighth-grade boy who gave the
sixth grader the knife that
morning at their bus stop.
He was present at the hearing
with his mother.
The board expelled him for
the remainder of the current
school year, and will allow him
placement at PCA after he com-
pletes an anger-management
program.
The pair became the seventh
and eighth students to be ex-
pelled from Hardee County


classrooms so far this academic
year.
In other recent expulsion
hearings, also booted from
mainstream classes were a 17-
year-old boy in lIth grade who
possessed "inappropriate" pho-
tos on his cell phone; a 15-year-
old ninth-grade boy who repeat-
edly defied authority and dis-
rupted the classroom; and
eighth-grade boys 15 and 14
years of age and a seventh-
grade boy 15 years of age who
had a marijuana cigarette, light-
ed, on campus.

NEXT GENERATION


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What would you like Hardee
County to be like 10, 15 or 20
years from now?
Your help is needed to get
values and vision for the future.
A public meeting will be held
at the Hardee County Agri-
Civic Center on Tuesday from 6
to 8 p.m. and you're invited.
The center is at the intersection
of Altman and Stenstrom roads
west of Wauchula.
Preliminary planning for this
yearlong project began in
September, naming the project
"Sustainable Hardee."
After the initial meeting,
there will be smaller group


meetings. Members of the pub-
lic can attend or all of these that
interest them. The smaller
group meetings are called focus
groups and will be in five areas.
One of the five Hardee
County Commissioners has
been assigned to each of the
focus groups; Minor Bryant-
land use, open space and recre-
ation; Dale Johnson-education
and jobs; Sue Birge-housing;
Grady Johnson-infrastructure;
and Terry Atchley-economic
development.
Pulling the information from
the focus groups together is a
steering committee consisting
of two people named by each
See TELL THE 2A


PPD Art Contest Now Open


The Herald-Advocate's 11th
annual Pioneer Park Days
Cover-Art Contest is now open.
If you have a talent for draw-
infg and would like to see your
work published for thousands
of people to see, this is the con-
test for you!
The competition is open to all
ages and anyone from any lo-
cale. All it takes is a knowledge
of the annual festival and, of
course, skill with paper and


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01/16 76 47 0.00
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TOTA Rainfall to 01111/10- .06
Same period last year 1.47
Ten Year Average 54.30
Source: Univ. of Fla. Ono Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds ......... 6B
Community.Calendar .8A
Courthouse Report... 7C
Crime Blotter ....... 8C
Hardee Living ....... 2B
Information Roundup. .5B
Obituaries .......... 4A
School Lunch Menu.. .58



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pen.
Awards will be given for first,
second and third places. The
first-place winner gets the
grand prize: the front cover of
the special tabloid section we
publish in honor of the famed
event, a photo and feature story
inside and $100 in cash.
This year, Pioneer Park Days
is set for March 2-6. Our special
section will hit the streets in
time to match that opening date.
Art entries will be judged and
three awards given.
Prizes are as follows:
First Place-Story and photo


on the artist, artwork on cover
of the special section, $100
cash.
Second Place-Artwork pub-
lished inside the special section,
$50 cash.
Third Place-Artwork pub-
lished inside the tabloid section,
$25 cash.
Rules for entries are as fol-
lows:
1.) The drawing must be the
original artwork of the entrant.
2.) The festival theme of
antique engines, farm machin-
ery or pioneerlife must be
See CONTEST 2A


Kids Can Enter, Too!


Kids, The Herald-Advocate's
11th annual Pioneer Park Days
Cover-Art Contest is open to
you, too.
We are also looking for a
back cover for our special
tabloid section on the annual
Hardee County festival at
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs.
That drawing could be yours!
While adults compete for the
front cover, you can try for the
back cover. It's a spot that thou-
sands of people will see! And it
could be filled with your draw-
ing and name!
The Children's Division is
open to youngsters age 12 and
under. And, like the Adult
Division, there are plenty of
prizes. Awards will be given for


first, second and third places.

Prizes are as follows:
First. Place-Artwork pub-
lished on the back cover, a free
week-long admission pass to
Pioneer Park Days, and $25 in
cash.
Second Place-Drawing
published inside the special sec-
tion, a free week-long admis-
sion pass, and $15 in cash.
Third Place-Artwork pub-
lished inside the special section,
a free week-long admission
pass, and $10 in cash.
The rules are the same as
those listed above, and they
must be followed, kids!
So, give it a try. You just
might win a prize.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
This little guy happily waved to spectators as the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Parade took to the downtown streets despite rainy weather on Monday. Signs pro-
claimed King's dream has come true. For more photos of the event, see 6A.


The Catcher

[ Wore A Skirt?

... Story 12B


MLK's Dream

SIn 4 Words

... Column 9B


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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 20. 2011


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor oRtg



115 S. Seventh Ave. k1oT '
P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
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Asst. Prod. Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255
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JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADERS


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISqN
Keeping the crowd in the game are JV cheerleaders (seated from left) Meagan Arraujo, Kiana Johnson, Kaylee
Mancillas, Brooke Conley and coach Jodie Skitka; (second row) Deanna Sanchez, Ashley Baker, Katie Smith; Arissa
Camel, Cassie Reyna and Sonya Fowler; (third) Lark Lukawski, Lacey McClenithan; Alexan Maddox and Caroline
Durrance; missing are Krista Pilkington and Farah Muntz.


Kelly s Column
By Jim


Main Street in Wauchula took another blow this week when
Royal's Furniture announced their store is closing in late February
after 26 years.
Within the past two years the Wauchula Elks Lodge closed
down and Coker Fuel sold their building and property to the city
for $371,000 and moved to a new location on Hwy. 17 Northbound
in Wauchula.
Main Street Wauchula Inc. is trying to lure Sears from their
Hwy. 17 Wauchula location to Main Street.
Hwy. 17 took a blow of its own at the end of 2010 when the
Hardee Livestock Market closed after being open since 1946.
The Hardee County Commission will host a county visioning
meeting Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hardee Agri-
Civic Center.
This is when residents can express their ideas for the future of
the county.
It would be nice if some of the vacant buildings on Main Street
and Hwy. 17 can be filled.
Wauchula has seen a couple of thrift stores open recently,
along with Shops On The Corner at Main and Seventh Ave. that has
14 vendors.

Citrus prices are going higher following the December and
January cold snaps. A price for hamlins recently was $1.90 a pound
solids with an offer of $2.15 a pound solids for valencias.
Cattle prices remain good.

The Wauchula Kiwanis Club will hold its annual sporting
clays shoot on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Square One Sporting Clays
Club on State Rd. 70 24 miles east of Arcadia. The course is 14 sta-
tions/100 shots. Cost is $50.
For more information contact Bob Hanchey or Lee Hawthorne
at Wauchula State Bank.

Many people give gifts to charities and worthwhile causes.
One reader has suggested that Rest Haven be remembered in
gift-giving.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd hates drugs and sex crimes.
Recently he sent deputies to Colorado to arrest Phillip R. Greaves
II, 47, who wrote a book entitled "The Pedophile's Guide to Love
and Pleasure." He was charged with obscenity. Greaves said his
book should be protected under the U.S. Constitution's First
Amendment.
Polk deputies paid $50 for an autographed book through the
mail. I commend Sheriff Judd for his tough stance.

The Florida Family Partnership recently printed "12 Things To
Tell My Grandchildren About Why and How To Be Drug-Free:"
1. Understand that your choices have consequences.
2. Understand the possible consequences of your decisions.
3. Your actions and choices do affect other people.
4. Respect roles, rules and responsibilities.
5. What you believe is the norm may not be the norm.
6. You will make mistakes ... learn from them.
7. Learn to see your environment or your environment will
control you.
8. It is ok to feel sad, lonely, angry and frustrated sometimes.
9. You can change your feelings by changing your thinking.
10. Your body and your life are gifts that can be taken away.
11. Remember to say "I'm sorry" and "I love you."
12. Believe in a higher power... no one has all the answers.



ROYAL'S
Continued From 1A


store closes in late February.
Royal's in Wauchula has six
employees, four full-time and
two part-time.
Manager Denise Miller has
been there all 26 years. Credit
manager Cindy Johnson has
been there 25 years, salesperson
, Leticia Maldonado 10 years,
and Francois Cherry nine years.
Part-time employees are Vin-
cente Rodriguez and Trayce
Daniels. Cherry will transfer to
the Sebring stgre.
Royal's was the prime busi-


Money never made a man
happy yet, nor will it. There
is nothing in its nature to
produce happiness. The
more a man has, the more
he wants. Instead of its fill-
ing a vacuum, it makes
one.
-Ben Franklin


ness sponsor of Wauchula pro-
fessional lightweight boxer
Edner (Cherry Bomb) Cherry,
who worked at the Wauchula
store for nearly 10 years before
devoting full-time to his boxing
career.
"The Royal family has been
great to work for and has treat-
ed us well," said Johnson on
Tuesday.
Johnson said Hardee's econo-
my has not yet come out of the
recession. She cited uncertainty
in the phosphate industry
regarding the environmental
lawsuit against Mosaic.
"Denise and I have done it all
over the years, including deliv-
ering furniture ourselves," said
Johnson.
Miller has been working lim-
ited hours lately as she gets
treatment for a diagnosis of
cancer.
Royal's owns the building
and plans to find a renter.


depicted.
3.) The size of the drawing
must be 8-1/2 inches wide and
11 inches high, including the
lettering "Pioneer Park Days
2011." (Please take note that
your drawing must be vertically
oriented. Judges have routinely
disqualified entries that were 11
inches wide for failure to follow
the rules.)
4.) Pen and ink, charcoal,
dark pencil or marker may be
used. The drawing must be able
to be reproduced in the newspa-
per.
5.) Deadline is Friday, Feb.
18, at noon. No exceptions.
6.) The name, address and ai
daytime phone number for the'
entrant must be taped to the
back of the drawing.


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TELL THE
Continued From 1A
commissioner. They are.-Minor
Bryant-Kenny Miller and Ni-
cole Drake; Dale Johnson-
Jake Crews and Donnie Canary;
Sue Birge-Michael Kelly and
Russell Smith; Grady John-
son-Mark White and Tim
Wells; and Terry Atchley-Joe
Albritton and Vanessa Hernan-
dez.
Directing the project is newly
hired Planning Director Kevin
Denny. He invites anyone who
wants to be involved and be on
the meeting notification list to
call him at 767-1764 or e-mail
him at kevin.denny@haree-
county.net.
But the key is the response of
the community as people make
their hopes and dreams of the
future known and included in
planning for it. What's needed
for the future. To help get in on
creating the roadmap to the
future, be sure to 'attend
Tuesday's meeting.



Beware

Of Scam!
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green Police
Department advises residents to
be aware of a scam apparently
taking place within the area.
Capt. Brett Dowden reported
on Wednesday morning that a
resident received a phone call
claiming to be from a Bowling
Green police officer, who told
the recipient that he had just
won $500,000 in a sweepstakes
and that he would need to send
in a cash fee in order to claim
his prize.
Bowling Green police are not
making such calls, Dowden
said.
"Police officers don't solicit
you for money for any reason,"
said Dowden, adding, "and cer-
tainly police officers don't hold
sweepstakes."
The calls are a scam, and
Dowden advises residents to
report such calls to their police
department.






COKER BUILDING
A story last week head-
lined "Coker Building To
Come Down" should have
noted the Community
Redevelopment Agency's
Finding of Necessity report
addressed extending the
life of the CRA from 25 to
30 years, and expanding its
boundaries. The expansion
will include about 16 prop-
erties in the city limits. A
final hearing will be Feb. 14
at the Wauchula City
Commission meeting.
At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have .print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


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CONTEST
Continued From 1A


Bring your drawing to our,
office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in'
Wauchula during business
hours or mail it to us at P.O.
Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Winners will be contacted
after judges make their selec-
tions.


Serving on our panel of,
judges this year are two out-of-
towners and one local resident:
Susan W. Roberts, senior circuit
judge; Nick Sudzina, court
administrator for the 10th
Judicial Circuit; and Jane Long,
PPD director.


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
There were no injuries in this crash which temporarily stopped traffic on East Main Street early Tuesday morning, according to a Wauchula Police Department report. The crash
occurred at the intersection with Riverside Drive at about 8:58 a.m. The driver of the 2000 Mercury sport utility vehicle seen above took a trip down the embankment when she
was hit from behind by a 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck. Eileen Lambert, 60, of Wauchula, told police she was traveling eastbound on East Main Street when she stopped to make
a left turn onto Riverside Drive. She was struck from behind by Carter Allen Lambert, 27, of Wauchula, who was driving a truck registered to her. A guardrail was damaged along
with the vehicles, police said.


SrNutrition Wise
KAREN COLLINS, MS, RD, CDN
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR i
L CANCER RESEARCH


Q: I've heard that being
overweight can make a
woman more likely to experi-
ence menopausal hot flashes.
How much weight would I
need to lose before I got some
relief?
A: Studies do suggest that
women who are more over-
weight seem to be more likely
to have moderate or severe hot
flashes, but you don't necessar-
ily have to reach "ideal" weight
to feel an improvement. We
don't have much research about
what happens when overweight
women lose weight, but one
recent study of women in an
intensive weight reduction pro-
gram gives us some tentative
data. Among women who re-
-ported bothersome hot flashes
at the beginning of the program,
each 11 pounds of weight lost
made a woman 32 percent more
likely to report some degree of
improvement in hot flashes
(such as from "quite a bit" to
"moderately" or from "moder-
ately" to "slightly" bother-
some). Each two-inch drop in
waist measure was also linked
with 32 percent greater likeli-
hood of improvement. Hot
flashes may be related to many


different interacting factors, so
each woman will be different.
However, since excess weight
and waist size are also linked
with increased risk of breast
cancer after menopause, over-
weight women have plenty of
reason to make some modest
cuts in calorie consumption and
boosts in activity level. Start by
aiming for a ten- to fifteen
pound loss and let your new
habits settle in there; then if
you're still carrying excess
weight, look for a few more
basic changes in your routine
habits.
Q: Can green tea really
help people lose weight?
A: Some studies suggest that
two to four cups of green tea
daily could provide some extra
help when you cut calorie con-
sumption and boost your activi-
ty to lose weight, but don't
expect it to produce a major
loss. Natural compounds in
green tea, especially a polyphe-
nol known as EGCG, may sup-
port weight loss. Studies that do
show an effect of green tea or
isolated EGCG show an aver-
age of about an extra one to
three pounds of weight loss


over several months, especially
among those who are moderate-
ly obese. Some vitamin supple-
ments or products that claim to
promote weight loss list EGCG
or green tea extract content but
may contain an amount well
below levels linked with weight
loss in controlled studies. If you
enjoy green tea, drinking two or
three eight-ounce mugs or three
to four six-ounce cups freshly
brewed (not bottled) each day
provides levels of EGCG asso-
ciated with these modest
improvements in weight loss.
Extracts or isolated EGCG in
appropriate amounts may help,
too, but when you get these
compounds from drinking tea
you may end up with additional
help toward your weight loss
goal. You'll also'reduce your
total calorie consumption if you
drink green tea plain (or with
just a teaspoon of sugar or
honey) instead of a sweetened
beverage or cappuccino. instead
of mindlessly munching
through snacks when you aren't
even hungry, or instead of fin-
ishing off a meal with dessert.
These changes can add up to
important drops in calorie con-
sumption for significant weight
loss.
Women who wink at men
are known as nictitating
women.
Never invest your money
in anything that eats or
needs repairing.


CITY OF WAUCHULA
POSITION VACANCY POSTING
The City of Wauchula Police Department is accepting applications for the following
positionss:


Job Title: Part-Time Patrol Officer
Pay Rate: Varies based on prior education
and experience


Reports To:
Department:
Division:
Open Date:
Closing Date:


Patrol Supervisor
Patrol
Police Department
01/19/2010 8 am
02/02/2010 5 pm


Position Summary
POLICE OFFICER
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Wauchula Police Department is seeking individuals to become Part-Time Police
Officers. General duty police work in the protection of life and property through the
enforcement of laws and ordinances.
A complete job descriptions and job requirements available with application.
All candidates must pass: Law Enforcement background check, drug testing, medical
evaluation, polygraph examination.
Education and Experience:
1. 19 years of age
2: U.S. Citizen*
!3. High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma
4. Completion of the Minimum Standards courses as set forth by the Florida.
Police Standards Council
Licenses. Certifications or Registrations:
1. Florida Law Enforcement Certification
2. Possession of a valid Florida Driver License
Application packet can be picked up at the Wauchula Police Department 128 S. 7th
Ave., Wauchula, FL
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Obituaries


JOHN D. TALLEY JR.
John D. Talley Jr., 60, of
Wauchula, died On Tuesday,
Jan. 11, 2011, at his home.
Born Nov. 30, 1950, at Avon
Park, he was a lifelong resident
of Hardee County. He was a
pump and irrigation technician
and attended Paynes Creek
Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife
Rebecca Talley of Wauchula;
daughters Mary Elizabeth Tal-
ley and Ashley Whidden, both
of Wauchula; son Jared Talley
of Wauchula; step-son James
Fox Jr. of Wauchula; sisters
Alice Fay Lee of Massachusetts
and Cordelia Talley of Florida;
brother Kenny Talley of Ten-
nessee; step-brothers Don Sut-
ties of Florida and David Sut-
ties of Texas; and two grand-
children.
Graveside services and inter-
ment were held at Paynes Creek
Cemetery on Friday at 4 p.m.
with the Rev. Jeff Giles officiat-
ing.
Robarts Family
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CLAUDIE M.
CONLEY
Claudie M. Conley, 78, of
Wauchula, died on Saturday,
Jan. 15, 2011, at Tampa Gen-
eral Hospital.
Born on Sept. 4, 1932, at
Frostproof, she lived most of
her adult life in Hardee
County. She worked in the
groves with her husband years
ago, and also was a cook at
Senterfitt's Restaurant. She
was one of the most loving
Christian mothers and grand-
mothers that anyone could ask
for.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Clyde E.
Conley; and parents Bascomb
and Rheba Smith.
Survivors include six
daughters, Kathleen Carlton
of Lakeland; Elizabeth Avalos
and husband Serafin of Wau-
chula, Frankie Kelley and
husband Wayne of Lakeland,
JoAnn Cobb and husband
Junior of Wauchula, Betty
Blackburn of Port Charlotte;
and Jeannie Patrick and hus-
band Stephen of Lakeland;
one son, Russell Conley and
wife Sharon of Sebring; 15
grandchildren; 22 great-
grandchildren; and four great-
great-grandchildren; and eight
siblings, Lavonia Duke of
Frostproof, Lamar Smith and
wife Margaret of Hermosa
Beach, Calif., Juanita Tindell
and husband Earl of Frost-
proof; Jim Smith of Bowling.
Green, Roy. Smith of Lake
Wales, Mitchell Smith and
wife Phillis of Fort Meade,
Vera Miller and husband Bill
of Frostproof, and Pat Rubin
of Avon Park; sisters-in-law
Onita Revell and Anna Smith;
brother-in-law Preston Con-
ley; and her dog Zoie, who
will greatly miss her.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Jan. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel. Serv-
ices are today (Thursday) at
11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist
SChurch, with the Rev. Kenny
Baker and the Rev. Stephen
Patrick officiating. Interment
follows in New Hope Cem-
etery. In lieu of flowers,
minemoriis may be sent to
New Life Church of Wau-
chula.



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VWauchula


TERESA R. HARNED
Teresa R. Harned, 65, of
Bowling Green, died on
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at
her home.
Born on Sept. 24, 1945 in
New York.
She is survived by her hus-
band Boyd "Bud" Harned; three
children, George Williams,
Cheryl Fisher and Joyce
Mayone, all of New York; three
stepsons, Dale Harned, Dennis
Harned and Kenny Harned, all
of Bowling Green; three sisters;
two brothers; 10 grandchildren;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were private.
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CLAUDIE M. CONLEY
Claudie M. Conley, 78, of
Wauchua, died on Saturday,
Jan. 15, 2011, at Tampa General
Hospital.
Born on Sept. 4, 1932, at
Frostproof, she lived most of
her adult life in Hardee County.
She worked in the groves with
her husband years, go, and also
was a cook at Senterfitt's Res-
taurant.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Clyde E. Conley;
and parents Bascomb and
Rheba Smith.
Survivors include six daugh-
ters, Kathleen Carlton of Lake-
land; Elizabeth Avalos and hus-
band Serafin of Wauchula;
Frankie Kelley and husband
Wayne of Lakeland, Jo Ann
Cobb and husband Junior of
Wauchula, Betty Blackburn of
Port Charlotte; and Jeannie
Patrick and husband Stephen of
Lakeland; one son, Russell
Conley and wife Sharon of
.Sebrinng; 15 grandchildren; 22
'great-granrdildren'; and tour
great-great-grandchildren; and
eight siblings, Lavonia Duke of
Frostproof, Lamar Smith and ,
wife Margaret of Hermosa
Beach, Calif., Juanita Tindell
and husband Earl of Frostproof,
Jim Smith of Bowling Green,
Roy Smith of Lake Wales,
Mitchell Smith and wife Phillis
of Fort Meade, Vera Miller and
husband Bill of Frostproof, and
Pat Rubin of Avon Park.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Jan. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services are
today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at
New Hope Baptist Church, with
the Rev. Kenny Baker and the
Rev. Stephen Patrick officiat-
ing. Interment follows in New
Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flow-
ers, memorials may be sent to
New Life Church of Wauchula.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



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FRANCES P. LOWE
Frances P. Lowe, 81, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Friday,
Jan. 14, 2011. at Avon Park.
Born Nov. 16, 1929, at Fort
Myers, she came to Hardee
County from Lake Wales in
1944. She was a nurses' aide
at Hardee Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include son
James Talley of Venice;
daughters Brenda Joyce
Aldridge and husband Lowell
of Arcadia, and Gail Ratlilff
of Wauchula; sister Juanita
Anderson of North Carolina;
eight grandchildren; 14 great-
grandchildren; and one great-
great-grandchild.
Graveside services and
interment were held on Tues-
day, Jan. 18, at Friendship
Cemetery in Zolfo Springs. In
lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the Alzhei-
mer's Association.



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FRANCES P. LOWE
Frances P. Lowe, 81, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Friday,
Jan. 14, 2011, at Avon Park.
Born Nov. 16, 1929, at Fort
Myers, she came to Hardee
County from Lake Wales in
1944. She was a nurses' aide at
Hardee Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include son James
Talley of Venice; daughters
Brenda Joyce Aldridge and hus-
band Lowell of Arcadia, and
Gail Ratlilff of Wauchula; sister
Juanita Anderson of North
Carolina; eight grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services and inter-
ment were held on Tuesday,
Jan. 18, at Friendship Cemetery
in Zolfo Springs. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be
made to the Alzheimer's As-
sociation. .
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252010CA000642
SUNTRUST BANK, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VANESSA MILLER A/K/A VANES-
SA A. MILLER, et al.
Defendants.
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NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
VANESSA MILLER A/K/A
VANESSA A. MILLER Whose
residence is: LOT 16 MEL
SMITH ROAD, ZOLFO
SPRINGS, FL 33826 & 1803
SW 180TH TERR, MIRAMAR,
FL, 33029 & 17331 NW 7 AVE,
APT 109, MIAMI, FL, 33169 &
888 BISCAYNE BLVD, APT
2112, MIAMI, FL 33132

TO:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
VANESSA MILLER AjK/A
VANESSA A. MILLER Whose
residence Is: LOT 16 MEL
SMITH ROAD, ZOLFO
SPRINGS, FL 33826 & 1803
SW 180TH TERR, MIRAMAR,
FL, 33029 & 17331 NW 7 AVE,
APT 109, MIAMI, FL, 33169 &
888 BISCAYNE BLVD., APT
2112, MIAMI, FL 33132
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through,
under or against VANESSA
MILLER A/K/A VANESSA A.
MILLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
VANESSA MILLER A/K/A VANES-
SA A. MILLER and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any right,
title or Interest in the property
described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 16, OF THE PLAT OF
TOWN CREEK RANCH,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BAR
B-47, PAGES 2 AND 3, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A mobile home with the
VIN number VIN N/A sits
on the property.
a/k/a LOT 16 MEL SMITH
ROAD ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FL 33826 ____
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Diana Chung, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address Is 2901
Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort
Laudetdaie, Florida 33312 either
within 30 days after the first pub-
lication of this notice, or on or
before February 18, 2011, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 6"' day of
January, 2011.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
A copy of this Notice of Action,
Complaint and Lis Pendens were
sent to the defendants and
address named above.
This is an attempt to collect a
debt. Any information obtained
will be used for that purpose.
If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830,
(863) 534-4686, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
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Associate Comparison
When it rains it poors
and all life is born.
Two drops stand out
as they crawl slowly
forever down fragile
glass where chaos rules.
Descendants from different
Clouds with storms of their
own but alike in their
awareness of all that surrounds
them and in their crooked and
broken path as they travel
the windblown course of their
destiny down this dark world
soul of reflection. Confusion
and suffering have shaped them
into the form of teardrops,
however their being contains no
saltiness, just a hunger for the
day when the sun's Rays will
reach out and caress them
making them shine as the light
envelopes them. But for now they
are companions riding out the
thunderstorm that has entrapped
them. Bringing the comfort and
laughter that is needed to go on
through the hurricane of life on
the glass. Long still is the journey
to finally touch down and one can
only hope the debris of the storm
has not muddied the windowsill.
Joseph Allmon
Zolfo Springs
clo Hardee Correctional Institution
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Over the years Main Street
Wauchula Inc. has seen many
dedicated volunteers come and
go. And for an organization that
relies on volunteers to accom-
plish its mission, they are all
greatly appreciated.
But for the month of Decem-
ber, one particular volunteer
stood out.
Francois Cherry, born in the
Bahamas, moved to Wauchula
when he was 8 years old. You
may know him because he has
delivered furniture for Royal's
Furniture for 10 years. He is
their delivery man and all-
around handy man. He takes
pride in whatever job they have
for, him to do, and this work
ethic certainly became evident
when he volunteered for Main
Street Wauchula.,
In October Cherry came to
the Main Street office and
offered to put up Christmas
lights, in the trees in Heritage
Park. Thinking it was a little
odd that he came in so early,
with December still being two
months away, Main Street Di-
rector Jessica Newman agreed,
not realizing at the time that it
was how Cherry worked. He
was so interested in the project
and confident in the job he
would do that he wanted to
secure his position before any-
one else had a chance to put up
lights.
Many hours of work and
thousands of Christmas lights
later, the park was transformed
into a picture fit for a' postcard,
and just in time for the Christ-
mas parade.
Cherry says that Heritage
Park, situated across from his
workplace, is special to him. He
explains that is why he went to
the Main Street office early to





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Any interested persons) will be heard at this meeting. If any person decides to -appeal
any decision made by the Board with respect to this request for which he will need a
verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is
made.
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, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
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COURTESY PHOTO
Francois Cherry was eager to volunteer to weave sparkl-
ing lights into all the trees and bushes at Heritage Park
to make a shining Christmas display for all to enjoy. The
job was hard work, especially when 15 strands of lights
failed to work in the final testing!


volunteer. He wanted the
Christmas decorations "to be
different" this time.
"The jail (trusties) didn't
make it look very pretty. It was
like they had just thrown the
lights on the trees and bushes,"
he says. "I wanted people to
look and see the lights and say,
'Wow, that's good!"
"I wanted to put the Chris-
tmas spirit into the park," he


says.
If you have ever put Christ-
mas lights in an outside tree,
you will know that this is not a
fun or easy task. But fun or easy
wasn't what Cherry was look-
ing for; he was looking to make
downtown shine during the hol-
idays.
"It was really hard and aggra-
vating to put the lights up," he
remembers. "I would be almost


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finished with a tree or bush, and
then a whole string of lights
wouldn't work. Then I'd have
to take that string off and start
all over again!"
Fifteen packs of lights he had
did not work.
If it stood still, Cherry fig-
ured out how to put lights on it,
Newman says. Laughing, she
recalls asking Cherry how they
were going to plug in all of
those lights. He smiled and
replied, "I got them put up.
How you plug them in is up to
you to figure out."
And with the help of the city
of Wauchula Electrical Depart-
ment, they did just that.
Cherry says he checked each
tree and bush individually to
see if the lights on it worked,
but did not know what the
results would look like until he
saw all the trees and bushes
lighted at once.
"I was really surprised when I
saw all the light for the first
time," he says.
"It isn't every day that some-
one comes along to volunteer
for a task I wasn't even aware I
really needed done," says New-
man. "I hadn't solicited for
someone to help in this area,
and certainly did not envision
the magnitude of the project as
Francois had.
"That makes what he did for
downtown extra special," she
continues. "He saw a need and
didn't wait on someone to come
asking, he took initiative to
make downtown look great!
This is what the Main Street
Program is about; the commu-
nity taking pride in their down-
town, rolling up their sleeves,
and pitching in to make it some-
place special."








8A The Herald-Advocate, January 20, 2011


Dream Home In Ona Turns Into Nightmare


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Angel Pesquerra and his wife
Carmen Serrano thought they
were buying their dream home
in Ona in October 2007. The
dream has turned into a night-
mare since the shoddily built
home has now been deemed
unfit for human habitation.
The house sits on 2 1/2 acres
at 286 Bill Woods Road just
northeast of Ona off State Road
64.
Pesquerra in March of 2010
reported structural problems to
the Hardee County Building
Department. He thought the
ongoing damage was due to a
sinkhole.
An investigation by State
Farm Insurance ruled out the
presence of a sinkhole. The cul-
prit appears to be faulty con-


struction, likely from the get-go
and compounded by a large
addition in 2006.
In November 2010 the coun-
ty conducted an inspection of
the house, finding numerous
problems. Hardee deputy build-
ing official John Schmidt in a
report dated Dec. 17, 2010, con-
cludes the house should be
vacated based on health and
safety concerns.
The county report indicates
the current house has about
2,751 square feet.
The original part of the house
was started in 1971 or 1972 as
assembly of a Jim Walter kit
home. No building permit was
taken out then., The county
property appraiser's office dis-
covered the home in 1974.
There were no further records
for 10 years into the building


Elba Hirtzer, Angel Pesquerra and Carmen Serrano stand
in front of former dream house.


Angel Pesquerra stands on plywood above sunken floor.


department's database.
In 1984 a re-inspection by the
property appraiser's office re-
ported the additional presence
of a 1965 12 by 40-foot mobile
home. It may have been joined
to the original kit home. No per-
mits had ever been issued.
In 1993 Jesus Torres pur-


Troubled home sits on 2 1/2 acres.


chased the property, indicating
a four-bedroom, two-bath wood
frame home constructed in
1972.
In 2005 the appraiser's office
noted a large stucco house with
barns and decks at the site.
An Oct. 2, 2006 letter con-
cerning the house was written
on a Hardee County Building
and Zoning letterhead signed by
county chief building inspector
Floyd Chason Jr. An Oct. 10,
2006, addition had a signature
of professional engineer Roy
Brown who has since said that
was not his signature. Four. dif-
ferent hard copies of the letter
have been located but signa-
tures differ on each letter, the
county report indicates.
The letter appears to have
been written to address the front
entrance and master bedroom
additions, indicating Florida
residential building codes were
met or exceeded. The letter
indicated the dwelling was code
upgraded by tying roof to walls
and subfloor framing with hur-
ricane straps.


An expansion compound was used to help seal sinking
flooring on another bedroom.


Brown told The Herald-
Advocate he did not sign the
Oct. 2, 2006, letter, has never
been inside the home, and never
saw a copy of the letter until
2010 when Pesquerra showed
him a copy. Brown said he
writes his own letters and uses
an engineer's seal. Brown said
he understood the house has a
faulty foundation.
Hardee was hit hard by hurri-
canes in August and September
of 2004.
On Oct. 24, 2006, Frank and
Pamela Ison purchased the
home and property. At the time
he was a Hardee County build-
ing inspector working for chief
inspector Floyd Chason and
building official Mike Cassidy.
On December 5, 2006, a
building permit was issued to
the Ison couple for a bedroom
and bathroom addition. The
Isons were listed as builder
owner contractor. On the same
day Chason signed off the per-
mit card under the heading of
"Final Occupancy."
On Dec. 6, 2006, code en-
forcement officer Nicole Drake
signed a code enforcement
report stating the "building with
no permits" code case against
Frank and Pam Ison was
"closed out." A Dec. 7, 2006
computer entry by Drake had a
comment "for code enforce-
ment violation."
On Nov. 16, 2010, Hardee
building official Jerry Smith,
building inspector John
Schmidt and code enforcement
officer LaDonna Perry inspect-
ed the residence with the resid-
ing couple, Angel Pesquerra
and Carmen Serrano, both from


Puerto Rico and married nearly
11 years.
The Dec. 17 report indicated
25 structural problems, 11 elec-
trical problems, two mechanical
problems, and four plumbing
problems.
The Old Republic National
Title Insurance Company of
1401 N. Westshore Blvd., Tam-
pa, has assigned claims parale-
gal Susan Ricks to see if the
claim is covered.
The purchase price was
$199,500. The loan was for
$189,500. Chase holds the
mortgage which had a balance
of $189,336 on Aug. 23, 2010.
Monthly mortgage payments
are $1,522.37.
The couple are several
months behind in their mort-
gage payments, blaming the
problems with the house. Prob-
lems include mold and sinking
or collapsed flooring.
The couple was still living in
the house early last week but
are contemplating moving, but
have little money. Pesquerra
said he has spent over $40,000
on the house. They have three
cats and four dogs. They could
move in with his mother, Elba
Hirtzer of Avon Park. She also
has pets.
Pesquerra is a truck owner/
operator. He has not worked
much lately due to- extreme
stress.
They have recently retained
Tampa attorney John E. (Jed)
Thomas to.try to reach a settle-
ment with the insurance compa-
ny.
The house looks heavenly on
the outside but the problems on
the inside are hellish.


S. PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Photo shows a sinking floor.


Master bedroom has been- abandoned.
Master bedroom has been abandoned.


Originality does not consist in saying what no one has
ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think
yourself.
,., --James Stephens

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.


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Heartland Workforce' will hold their usual quarterly
joint meeting of the Executive Board and the Board
of Directors on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 1:30
p.m. at Heartland Workforce, 5901 US Hwy 27 S,
Sebring FL. Persons interested in attending should
arrive no later than 1:25 p.m. For more information
see agenda posted on the Heartland Workforce
website at www.hwib.org.
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man is really like, take
notice of how he acts
when he loses money.
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THURSDAY, JAN. 20
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 25
VVisioning public meet-
ing, Hardee County Agri-
Civic Center, Stenstrom and
Altman roads, Wauchula, 6
to 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 27
VHardee County School
Board, workshop and meet-
ing, Board Room, 230 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula,
workshop, 4:30, meeting 5
p.m.
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, monthly meet-
ing, Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 17
North, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.


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Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
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HARDEE COUNTY

BUILDING & ZONING DEPARTMENT

CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT
401 West Main Street - Wauchula. Florida 33873-2832
Telephone: (863) 773-3236 Fax:(863) 773-6284




October 2, 2006

To Whom It May Concern:

Re.: Jesus Torres residence located on or about 286 Bill Woods Rd., Ona, FL 33865

I have inspected the single family dwelling for code compliance for the addition added which
is the.entrance foyer and Master Bedroom. The addition meets or exceeds Florida Building
Code, Residential, 2004 edition. This is including but not limited to: structural, electrical,
plumbing, and mechanical. Roof sheathing is 5/8" plywood on the entire roof system with
dimensional shingles. Windows are rated for our windzone. Gable ends are constructed per
code. Existing dwelling has also been code upgraded by tying roof to walls and sub floor
framing with hurricane straps,

Please call me at the above number should you have any questions.

Since ely,



A. Floyd Chason,Jr.
Chief Building Inspector



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January 20, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 9A


Wauchula World War II Veteran Loved His Family


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
A World War II veteran,
building contractor and devoted
to his wife . that helps de-
scribe Joseph Bert Milligan, 90,
of 619 South Ninth Ave. in
Wauchula. .
* He grew up in Fort Green and
lived in Hardee County all of
his life except for three-years in
the U.S. Army.
His father Bill Milligan
packed oranges and had a
Model T Ford. His mother
Lettie Nobles Milligan graded
oranges at Carlton Packing
Company in Waucula.
A 1938 graduate of Wauchula
High School, Milligan did not
play sports in high school
because there was no t%'.-
portation back to Fort Green
after practice.
An only -child, he picked
strawberries for two and three
cents a quart. Admission to the
movie theater in Wauchula was
15 cents. Most were Westerns.
Stars included Bob Steele, Tim
McCoy, and Howard Hopalong
Cassidy.
In 1942 he married Bernice
Duncan of Fort Green and
joined the Army six months
later. He had a job at Dorr Field
in DeSoto County training
cadets for the double-wing PT-
17 Stearman airplanes before
joining the Army.
He went to Camp Blanding,
then Fort Bragg, N.C., and
other Army bases in Tennessee,
California and Alabama. He
learned about telephone lines
and switchboards.
After about 18 months in the
U.S., Milligan went to New
York to board a boat to Liver-
pool, England. He was in the
Allied invasion of Omaha
Beach in coastal France on June
6, 1944.
Milligan was in battles in
France, the Battle of the Bulge
in Belgium, the Ardennes in.
Central Europe, and Norman-
dy/Wrineland/Northern France.
He was in the 127th Field
Artillery Battalion in the Third
Army commanded by Gen.
George Patton.
When the U.S. First Army
was encircled by German
Troops at Bastogne, Belgium,
in the Battle of the Bulge,
Patton's division drove two
days and nights to break


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
You stupid ones among the
people, pay attention! You
fools, when will you under-
stand? Can't the Creator of
ears hear? Can't the Maker
of eyes see?-Doesn't the
Teacher of people know
everything? The Lord knows
what people think.
Psalm 94:8-9, 10b-11a(NCV)

FRIDAY
By all means use your judg-
ment, and hold onto whatev-
er is really good. Steer clear
of evil in any form.
I Thessalonians 5:19b-21 (PME)

SATURDAY
Reverence for God gives a
man deep strength; his chil-
dren have a place of refuge
and security. Reverence for
the Lord is a fountain of life;
its waters keep a man from
death.
Proverbs 14:26-27 (TLB)

SUNDAY
Then, as chosen for a life of
love, put on the garments
that suit God's chosen peo-
ple: compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness, pati-
ence.
Colossians 3:13 (NEB)


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Devoted -husband still visits wife's grave daily after 18
years.


through German lines. Curtis
Ezelle and John Stannage of
Wauchula were in the First
Army there.
Milligan's battalion got to
within 35 miles of Berlin where
German Chancellor, President
and Fuhrer Adolph Hitler, real-
izing the war was lost, gave his
wife Eva Braun a cyanide pill
and then shot himself.
Milligan was a marksman
with a pistol, carbine and
machine gun. He earned five
battle stars for serving in five
different theatres.
Milligan had a dangerous job.
Operating alone at night and
armed with a knife he ad-
vanced about a quarter mile
ahead of the front line to lay
camouflaged telephone lines to
help a forward observer guide
U.S. artillery shells early the
next morning. If Milligan en-
countered a German soldier or
two on patrol he had to use a
knife instead of firing a pistol.
The American howitzers fired
155-rounds that could travel
seven miles and 105-rounds
that could travel five miles. The
telephone wire communication
enabled the howitzer firings to
be adjusted for direction and
distance.,
One time Milligan was in-
jured when a German artillery
round exploded next to his Jeep
causing it to roll over. U.S.
troops quickly pushed the Jeep
upright to help free him. His


Bernice Milligan wanted
couple's picture on grave-
stone.
legs were injured, but he laid a
half a mile of wire that night.
After about 18 months of
combat action Milligan was dis-
charged through Germany and
France to England where he
boarded the Queen Mary for a
five-day trip to New York. The
big ship could travel at 42 miles
an hour.
After coming back home he
picked oranges and later got a
job with a contractor putting in
electrical lines for REA at the
Range Cattle Station south of
Ona.
Milligan then got a job at
Finney Lumber Company in
Wauchula. He was in their shop
where he learned to build doors,
windows and other items in
construction. When Woodrow
Nicholson bought out Finney he
agreed to stay until a replace-
ment could be hired. A year


Milligan has two German military knives from World War
II.


MONDAY
"My thoughts are completely
different from yours," says
the Lord God. "And My ways
are far beyond anything you
could imagine. For just as.
the heavens are higher than
the earth, so are My ways
higher than your ways, and
My thoughts than your
thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NLT)

TUESDAY
Focusing on the self is the
opposite of focusing on
God. Anyone completely
absorbed in self ignores
God, ends up thinking more
about self than God. That
person ignores who God is
and what He is doing., And
God isn't pleased at being
ignored.
Romans 8:8-9 (ME)

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


WEDNESDAY
Solomon said, "When I sur-
veyed all that my hands had
done, and what I had toiled
to achieve, everything was
meaningless, a chasing after
the wind."
Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 (NIV)

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.


Bert Milligan in 1942 as an
Army Private.
later he left when L.V. Douglas
was hired.
Milligan worked for building
contractors Ed Finney and later
C.C. Searcy before becoming a
building and electrical contrac-
tor.
"I enjoyed building houses,
and worked until I was 75."
He'built a number of homes
for Realtor I.D. Eller in Ar-
cadia. Eller charged $500 for
the lot and $500 for selling the
house but none of the money
was due until the house sold.
Milligan bought the building
materials from Nicholson
Supply. He got a lot of building
referrals from Nicholson.
Bert and his wife had three
children. Judy, who was born
June 8, 1944, two days after D-
Day, is married to James Hill
Albritton, and they live in
Wauchula. Son Bud (Bert) lives
in Hardee and works at the
Social Security office in
Sebring. Daughter Pam Metcalf
and her husband Paul live in
Kentucky. The children were
each born three years apart.
He hunted wild turkeys in
Hardee with his son Bud and
friend Billy Barker. He and his
wife liked to fish for speckled
perch at Lake Okeechobee.
Milljgan sometimes cut a cou-
ple of swamp cabbages at Mae
Bloodworth's property on
Peace River in Zolfo Springs.
He built their home on Ninth
Avenue in six weeks with help
from his wife and a plumber.
"My wife was my life. She
was the best cook."
She loved to cook chicken,
turkey, meatloaf, peas, cabbage,
potato salad and other sides.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Milligan (right) stands on a trainload of German V-1 and
V-2 rockets in 1945 In the Black Forest in Germany short-
ly before Hitler's death and Germany's defeat.


Often they ate steak on Friday
and Saturday nights. Some-
times they ate at Johnny
Williams' Steak House on the
U.S. 17 curve between Wau-
chula and Zolfo Springs.
His wife Bernice died Jan. 8,
1992, of a heart attack in a doc-
tor's office in Winter Haven.
She was almost 65.
The couple was married
almost 50 years. The marriage
was April 3, 1942, at the home
of County Judge Clyde (Cooter)
Maddox. She was 15 and he
was 21. Milligan told the judge
they were both 21. '
"I called my wife and my
daughter Judy 'Shug.' They
could tell the difference by my
tone of voice. I called my
daughter Pam 'Tump.' My wife
was the love of my life and
always will be.
"I don't remember my wife
and I having any arguments.
She always had supper ready
when I got home from work. I
always came straight home
after work."
He never wanted to remarry.
For the past 18 years he visits


her grave daily at Wauchula
Cemetery, usually after break-
fast but sometimes before
dawn.
On the gravestone are the
words, "We will always -love
each other so very much."
Bert still has her car, a 1972
Chevrolet Impala custom
coupe.
He lives alone. He attends the
monthly supper meetings of the
American Legion and the
Veterans of Foreign Wars. For
breakfast he often eats three
Entenmann's plain donuts and
three cups of coffee or eats at
McDonald's. He loves toast
with apple butter or orange
marmalade and also peanut but-
ter sandwiches with orange
marmalade.
He supports Boys Town,
which has this motto from
Father Flanagan, "It costs so lit-
tle to teach a child to love, and
so much to teach him to hate."
His family attended Northside
Baptist Church.
Bert Milligan has done well
as a soldier, builder, father and
husband.


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10A The Herald-Advocate, January 20, 2011


At More Than 5 Pounds,


Catfish Sets New Record


A yellow bullhead caught in
the Crystal River on Dec. 17 is
the new state record for that
type of catfish, according to
Florida Fish & Wildlife Con-
servation Commission biolo-
gists.
Tom Flynn of Homosassa
was fishing with minnows he
had caught at a boat ramp when
he hooked into the catfish. His
new state-record yellow bull-
head weighed 5 pounds, .75
ounces and was 20 inches in
length.
"Actually, I was fishing for
mangrove snapper," Flynn said.
"However, I started catching
catfish and decided to keep
them. I caught seven and took
them home."
Flynn tried to convince his
, wife the fish were good eating.
"She's not really a big fan of
catfish," Flynn said. "But she
went online to check them out
and discovered that the state
record was 2.91 pounds. I knew


I had bigger fish than that."
Sure enough, when Flynn
checked his catch, he had two
fish that weighed more than the
standing state record.
Eric Thomas, an FWC fresh-
water fish biologist from the
Ocala regional office, verified
the new record yellow bullhead.
Yellow bullhead are similar in
appearance to the more com-
mon brown bullhead, with a
nearly square tail, but the chin
barbels (whiskers) are pale yel-
low or pink. The somewhat
larger brown bullhead-with a
state record of 5 pounds, 12
ounces-has darker pigmented
chin barbels.
The previous record was the
2.91-pound yellow bullhead
caught by Michael Pace in the
Withlacoochee River in Levy
County on March 7, 2007.
For a fish to become an offi-
cial state record, an FWC biolo-
gist must verify the species and
weigh it on a certified scale.


However, the FWC also rec-
ognizes anglers who catch a
memorable-size fish with a
"Big Catch" certificate. These
are issued for 33 different
species of freshwater fishes and
are subject to less stringent
guidelines to allow an angler to
be recognized if the fish's
weight or length exceed mini-
mum standards.
For a Big Catch certificate,
an adult needs to catch a yellow
bullhead that exceeds either 14
inches in total length or 1.5
pounds (youth standards are 10
inches and 1 pound).
The world record for this
species is a 6-pound, 6-ounce
yellow bullhead that John Irvin
caught in Bates County, Mo., on
May 27, 2006.
"I can't believe what good
eating these fish are," Flynn
said. "I think I'm going to keep
going for them and see if I can
catch the new world's record."


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1/22/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 am,
Set: 6:00 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 43 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:22 pm
Set: 9:04 am
Up: 2:44 am
Down: 3:10 pm
Moon Phase
89%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
2:44 am-4:44 am
3:10 pm-5:10 pm
Minor Times
9:04 am-10:04 am
9:22 pm-10:22 pm
Predictiong
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/23/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 am
Set: 6:01 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 44 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:26 pm
Set: 9:42 am
Up: 3:36 am
Down: 4:01 pm
Moon Phase
81%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
3:36 am-5:36 am
4:01 pm-6:01 pm
Minor Times
9:42 am-10:42 am
10:26 pm-ll:26 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


Nutritrion
Wise.
KAREN COLLINS, MS, RD, CDN
MERICAN INSTITUTE FOR
CANCER RESEARCH
Q. Is homemade hummus
dip much healthier than the
pre-made versions available
in the grocery store?
A. Hummus, whether com-
mercial or homemade, can be a
great choice as a dip for vegeta-
bles, a filling in sandwiches and
in a variety of Middle Eastern-
type mixed dishes. Commercial
and homemade versions vary
somewhat in the proportions of
their ingredients, but a two-
tablespoon serving of either
typically contains 45 to 60 calo-
ries depending on amount of
added fats and whether the dip
contains lower-calorie ingredi-
ents like red pepper or other


1/24/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 am
Set: 6:01 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 44 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:31 pm
Set: 10:20 am
Up: 4:27 am
Down: 4:53 pm
Moon Phase
70%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
4:27 am-6:27 am
4:53 pm-6:53 pm
Minor Times
10:20 am- 1:20 am
11:31 pm-12:31 am
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/25/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 am
Set: 6:02 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 45 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: --:--
Set: 11:00 am
Up: 5:19 am
Down: 5:45 pm
Moon Phase
59%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
5:19 am-7:19 am
5:45 pm-7:45 pmin
Minor Times
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/26/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:16 am
Set: 6:03 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 47 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:34 am
Set: 11:42 am
Up: 6:12 am
Down: 6:39 pm
Moon Phase
50%
Last Quarter
Major Times
6:12 am-8:12 am
6:39 pm-8:39 pm
Minor Times
12:34 am-1:34 am
11:42 am-12:42 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/27/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:16 am
Set: 6:04 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 48 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:38 am
Set: 12:28 pm
Up: 7:06 am
Down: 7:33 pm
Moon Phase
37%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
7:06 am-9:06 am
7:33 pm-9:33 pm
Minor Times
1:38 am-2:38 am
12:28 pm-l:28 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


vegetables. Two tablespoons
also usually contain two to
three grams of fat from healthy
sources including olive oil and
tahini (sesame seed paste), one
to three grams of protein
(depending on the amount of
beans) and up to 3 grams of
dietary fiber. Making hummus
at home allows you to keep
sodium around 100 milligrams
(mg) by using beans canned
with no added salt or cooked
from dried beans; commercial
varieties may be nearly that low
or contain about twice that
amount. Overall, both home-
made and commercial hummus
are nutritionally sound choices.
If you go the commercial route,
remember that small differ-
ences between brands become
more significant as your portion
size increases, so comparing
nutrition information on labels
is worthwhile.


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"INVITATION TO BID"

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids in the
County Manager's Office, 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873
for:
ADVERTISING THE 2010 DELINQUENT TAXES
Bid forms and specifications may be obtained from the Hardee County Manager's Office
at the above address. Envelopes must be sealed and marked "2010 DELINQUENT TAXES-
and must be delivered to:
HARDEE COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE
412 West Orange Street, Room 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
so as to reach said office no later than 3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 03, 2011. Bids
received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be
responsible for the late delivery of bids made in person, by mail, or any other type of deliv-
ery service.
ALL BIDS RECEIVED TIMELY SHALL BE OPENED IN THE COUNTY MANAGER'S
OFFICE, AT 3:00 p.m., Thursday, FEBRUARY 03, 2011, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS
PRACTICAL.
The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any part thereof that may
be considered to be in the best interest of Hardee County and also reserves the right to
waive irregularities in any bid.
TERRY ATCHLEY, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1:200


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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: 7:42 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
1/21/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 am
Set: 5:59 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 41 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:16 pm
Set: 8:24 amn
Up: 1:51 am
Down: 2:18 pm
Moon Phase
95%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
1:51 am-3:51 am
2:18 pm-4:18 pm
Minor Times
8:24 am-9:24 am
8:16 pm-9:16 pm
Prediction
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -5




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PAGE ONE


Cracker-Style Hospice


House
Good Shepherd Hospice will
host the grand opening of its
Bud and Donna Somers Hos-
pice House & Resource Center
next week.
The event takes place on
Thursday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. in
Sebring, and is free and open to
the public.
"We are proud that the Bud
and "Donna Somers Hospice
House will offer patients in
Hardee, Highlands and Polk
counties the ability to receive
compassionate and comprehen-
sive end-of-life care in a home-
like setting," said Chris Bred-


Opens Nexi
benner, hospice executive di-
rector.
The free-standing. 16-bed
facility is located at 1110
Hammock Road in Sebring and
is specifically designed to
address the requirements of
patients facing complex end-of-
life issues, such as pain man-
agement, symptom control and
medical procedures.
The hospice house features
private rooms equipped with
comfortable beds, sofa sleepers
for family members, flat-screen
TVs with cable access, a spa-
cious common living room and
private lanais.


t Week
Other amenities include a
commercial kitchen, a family
laundry facility, a play area for
children. a library with comput-
er/Internet access and a spiritu-
al retreat room.
The 33,600-square-foot
building is constructed in a
Florida Cracker style, with
numerous windows to let in nat-
ural light. In the near future,
Good Shepherd Hospice will
design and install a remem-
brance garden.
The Somers Hospice House
is about 30 miles from Wau-
chula.


Jan. 20 Weightlifting
Girls Basketball


Avon Park
Frostproof


Away
Away


4:30 p.m.
6/7:30 p.m.


Jan. 21 Boys Basketball Sebring HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 HJHS Basketball DeSoto HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 Boys Basketball Mooney HOME 5:30/7 p.m.
Girls Basketball Fort Meade Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 Weightlifting Sectionals Away TBA
Jan. 27 Girls Basketball Lakeland Away 6/7:30
Jan. 28 Boys Basketball Southeast Away 6/7:30 p.m,
Feb. 1 Boys Basketball Mulberry Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Febl -4 Girls Basketball District Tourney Away TBA


Feb. 3


Boys Basketball


Lake Placid


HOME


6/7:30 p.m.


DANCE DELIGHTS


COURTESY PHOTO
Workers put finishing touches on the exterior of the Bud and Donna Somers Hospice
House & Resource Center in Sebring. The family-style home will also serve Hardee
County residents.


All progress is based upon
a universal, innate desire
on the part of every organ-
ism to live beyond its
income.
-Samuel Butler


Lettuce leaves consist of
95 percent water by
weight. This is what makes
the lettuce crisp. The cells
high in water press against
each other, producing the
crunchy texture that is so
desirable in the fresh
leaves.


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On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular
evening and zoning meeting today (Thursday) beginning at 6
p.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that
may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
Commission/Zoning Hearing-presentation of CF Indus-
tries annual report for the 2 010-2011 unit review, 6 p.m.
Proclamation of annual mentoring month for Big Broth-
ers/Big Sisters, 6:30 p.m.
Resolution to approve Mosaic reclamation areas, 6:40 p.m.
Discussion of professional responsibility, 6:55 p.m.
Funding for new baseball fields, 7:10 p.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Comission for those who may
wish to plan to attend.


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Academic Booster Club at Hardee Junior High
School was developed to help raise funds for academic
awards and incentives throughout the school year.
Recently, ABC hosted its latest fundraiser, a dance with
top hits provided by disc jockey and teacher Keith
Weems. Students were able to compete in a dance con-
test and a pie-eating contest to earn gift cards. Dressed
to eat some pie (top photo, from front left) are Jessie Igo,
Kaitlin Forrester and Elyssa Murphy; (back) Calvin
McLeod and Jerry Browdy. The All-Around Dance
Contest winner was Amy Bruno-Perez (below).


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the food's "nutritious and wholesome" qualities. He decreed that patriotic Americans
should mark the month with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."


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Hardee


Living


Laren Shanell Schontag of
Wauchula has announced the
plans for her upcoming mar-
riage to Ronald West Chester of
Wauchula.
The bride-to-be is the daugh-
ter of Stanley Schontag Jr. of
Lake Wales and Deborah
Freeman of Wellington. The
prospective groom .is the son of
Ronnie Chester of Frostproof
and Cindy Coker of Bowling
Green.


Dear Editor,
Dear Hardee County-My
Dear Friends . .
Things are happening in our
midst. You must be on watch-
you must look into every issue
in our city and county.
A meeting has been called for
Jan. 25th at the Agri-Civic
Center. Important-be there!
You must do your homework.
You must read up on these
issues. Pay close attention to
American Policy Center, Tom
DeWeese Report, Agenda 21,
Sustainable Development,


The couple will exchange
marriage vows on Saturday,
Jan. 29, at Fort Green Baptist
Church. Music will begin at 4-
p.m. with the ceremony com-
mencing at the same time.
Following the ceremony, a
wedding reception will be held
at the Schontag Pavilion in
Wauchula.
Friends and relatives of the
couple are invited.


Long Range Planning,
Comprehensive Land Use.
Beware-I promise you as
scripture tells of the roaring lion
being busy in our midst.
We must be alert. We must
get informed. Do not be misled
by those who work overtime to
manipulate us.
Pray as you have never
prayed for God's help to save
our nation.
God bless each of you.
Linda Clark
Wauchula


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IANUARY 29, 2011
Laren Schontag & West Chester

MARCH 19, 2011
Carolyn Lewis & Matt Driskell


APRIL 30, 2011
Caitlin McHargue & Roy

MAY 7, 2011
Kelsey Williams & Tyler.

JUNE 25, 2011
Kaylyn Crawford & Dustin

JULYt16, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bean
of Wauchula, an eight-pound
six-ounce son, Maddox Jacob
Bean, born Nov. 29, 2010, at'
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center in Lakeland. Mrs. Bean
is the former Elizabeth Macias.
Maternal grandparents are Joe
and Robin Macias of Wauchula.
Maternal great-grandparents are
.Richard and Mary Lyda
Wellons of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.,
and Joe and Virginia Macias of
McKinney, Texas. Paternal
grandmother is Dr. Karen Harsh
of Morristown, Tenn.










Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Graham
of Zolfo Springs, an 8.2-pound
son, Dodge Wyatt Graham,
born Nov. 30, ,2010, at
Highlands Regional Medical
Center in Sebring. Mrs. Graham
is the former Mandi Mishoe.
Maternal grandparents are
Elwood and Pat Mishoe of
Wauchula. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Richard and Judy
Graham of Frostproof.


Victoria Allison of Zolfo
Springs and Luis Rodriguez of
Fprt Green, a seven-pound
15.4-ounce son, Joshua Alex-
ander Rodriguez Allison, born
Dec. 29, 2010 at DeSoto Me-
morial Hospital in Arcadia.
Maternal grandparents are Mike
and Rebecca Allison of Zolfo
Springs. Paternal grandparents
are Abel and Maria Rodriguez
of Fort Green.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant-as
a newborn only-may be added
at no cost. Any other photo of
the baby will cost $15.


Ladybug Party

Held For

Coco McCoy
Dakota Brooke McCoy. the
daughter of Mark-,and Paige
McCoy of Wauchula, turned 2
years old on Nov. 10.
"Coco" celebrated the occa-
sion on Nov. 7 with a birthday
party at her home. Theme for
party was Ladybug.
Guests were served hot dogs,
hamburgers, chips and a lady-
bug cake.
Joining in on the occasion
were grandmother Andrea Jen-
nings, sister Ravin McCoy, Eric
Harrison, Stevie Brook Schon-
tag, Ellie Grace Schontag,
Emma Hays, Jake Hays, Mat-
hew Albritton and cousins
Parker McCoy, Madison Mc-
Coy and Lizzie Beth McCoy.


Maranatha Baptist Church
continues its week of special
services with evangelist Wayne
Nelson tonight (Thursday)
beginning at 6:30. There will be
special music, Bible preaching,
children's services and puppets.
Transportation, nursery serv-
ice, and Spanish translation are
available. Call '832-9292. The
church is- located" a'2465 Ox-
endine Road in Zolfo Springs.
Members of The First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, in con-
junction with Sherry White
Ministries, is holding a Beans &
Rice for Jesus Christ dinner on
Tuesday. Jan. 25, from 6:30 to
7:30 p.m. at the church fellow-
ship hall.
During the meal, there will be
a presentation of a recent mis-
sion trip to the Dominican
Republic, where Sherry White
Ministries helps support an
orphanage and worship min-
istry in Guerra. There is no
charge for the dinner, but con-
tributions for the Dominican
Republic ministry are welcome.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.

Annual income twenty
pounds, annual expendi-
ture nineteen six, result
happiness. Annual income
twenty pounds, annual
expenditure twenty pound
ought and six, result mis-
ery.
-Charles Dickens


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SIGHT CHECK


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Dr. Mark Sevigny recently presented a check for $632 to
Kathleen Roehm of the Wauchula Lions Club. The dona-
tion represents a portion of the eyeglass sales at
Sevigny's office during the month of December. Doctors
Mark Sevigny and Nick Timmerman are both members of
the Wauchula Lions Club, and have partnered with the
club to provide sight services to needy individuals in the
community. The Lions Club motto is "We Serve," and both
the eye doctors exemplify this motto by their continued
partnership with the Lions.


Golden Nuggets
By Lorraine Gillespie -" .
Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries

Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will
not turn from it.
-Proverbs 22:6
Failure to acquire basic trust affects us throughout our adult
lives, impacting gur ability to relate to God and others.
If a child feels his mother or father doesn't love him, it is hard
for that child to feel how much God loves him. It is also difficult to
feel worthy of anyone's love, so he goes looking for love and
acceptance in all the wrong places.
The fundamental building block of all human relationships is
one primary experience-affectionate t6uch, which is learned in
the first two years of a child's life. A child should receive affec-
tionate (non-sexual) touch from both parents, especially from the
father, who draws children to life and teaches children how to meet
the world.
Spend quality time together, building relationships and securi-
ty in the child, who knows he is loved and protected. The child will
be able to bounce back when bad things happen in life and will
have the courage to risk venturing out to explore the world.
A Golden Nugget would be to physically and emotionally love
your children, so they can learn basic trust.
Next week we will start sharing the different stages of their
lives.


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Wedding Plans


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Hardee Citizens Need To

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Put The Wild Into Your Child:
Use A Trip To The Farm To Spark A Healthy Change


Does your child know where
fruits and vegetables come
from'?
Does' she realize that carrots
grow in the ground'?
Has he ever seen a to-mato or
a watermelon ripening on the
vine?
If the answer is no. a trip to a
nearby farm for more than the
pony rides and a petting zoo
may be a way to enlighten the
whole family to the benefits of
fresh-grown foods, and to
encourage your children to
make healthier food choices.
Here's how to start your
adventure:
First, find a "pick-your-
own" farm. Local Harvest
(www.local harvest.org) offers
a farm-finding tool and tips.
Sign up for hands-on activ-
ities if available, such as mak-
ing applesauce or churning but-


ter from fresh milk.
While at the farm. encour-
age everyone to try new foods
and ask questions. You might be
surprised by how willing your
children will be to taste a
radish, a purple tomato or a
blackberry that they've picked
themselves. Chances are. they'll
be more excited about plucking
an apple from a tree than pick-
ing one off the grocery store
shelf.
Other options include grow-
ing your own produce-pots and
planters work if you don't have
a garden. You can also visit a
farmers' market, where kids can
see a variety of locally grown
produce. ask questions of the
farmers directly and (perhaps
best of all) taste free samples.
Another benefit of having
your children pick or grow their
own food is that it may make


them more eager to help you
out in the kitchen. When you're
looking for healthy recipes for
those extra helping hands, visit
the We Can! (Ways to Enhance.
Children's Activity & Nutri-
tion)(r) website (http://wecan.-.
nhlbi.nih.gov). Developed by
the National Institutes of
Health. We Can! provides re-
sources for parents, caregivers
and communities to help chil-
dren ages 8 to 13 maintain a
healthy weight by improving
food choices, increasing physi-
cal activity and reducing screen
time.
You can explore both the
website and "the wilds" togeth-
er with your family; by doing
so. you just might have them
trying new, healthy foods and
helping you with supper, too.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
At the annual Christmas luncheon held Dec. 17, the Range Cattle Station honored four
employees for length of service. Shown (from left) are Jeff Steele, 10 years; Joe Aldana,
five years; Carley Althoff, five years; and center director Dr. John Arthington. Not in
photo is Austin Bateman, five years. The Ona research center has about 3,000 acres
and 600 cattle, including 30 bulls, 500 cows and 100 heifers. The herd produces about
450 calves a year. There are 19 employees. The University of Florida affiliate does
research on pasture grasses, cattle nutrition, pasture weed control, and fertilizer, water
and environmental studies. Arthington said 70 to 80 percent of the cost to raise beef is
for fertilizer and feed. He said there is little demand for pasture-finished beef. The main
demand is for grain-fed beef.


HJHS Teams


Get Win Apiece


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Each of the Hardee Junior
High basketball squads posted
one victory in action since the
start of the year.
The girls beat Hill-Gustat at
home and the boys nipped Lake
Placid on its court.
At the end of last week, they
had two games to finish the sea-
son. The home game against
Sebring set for today (Thurs-
day) was moved up to Tuesday.
The season ends with games
Monday at home against De-
Soto.
The second season began on
Jan. 6 at Lake Placid, where the
junior high Lady 'Cats lost 36-
26. Hardee was down 9-6 at the
end of the first quarterI and
played an even second stanza to
continue behind by the same

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:
Peace River Basin Board
Meeting: Consider Basin busi-
ness. Some Board members
may participate in the meeting
via communications media
technology.
DATE/TIME: Friday, February 4,
2011; 9:30 a.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Bartow
Service Office, 170 Century Boul-
evard, Bartow FL 33830 (Note:
this is a change of location from
the published calendar)
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Water-
Matters.org-- Boards, Meetings &
Event Calendar; 1 (800) 423-1476
(FL only) or (352)796-7211.
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 in-
cludes the testimony and evi-
dence from which the appeal is to
be issued
For more .information, you may
contact' Phyllis.Young@water-
matters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211, x4615
(Ad Order EXE-0106)
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
email to ADACoordinator@swfw-
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margin 17-14. Lake Placid
picked up the pace in the sec-
ond half and won 36-26.
Jakaysha Lindsey spotted
Hardee with a dozen points.
Tamara St. Fort added six and
Honesty Martinez and Makala
Faulk each had four points.
On the other hand, the boys
game was a thriller all the way.
Lake Placid was up 9-8 after the
first quarter and behind 16-14 at
halftime. Both teams stepped
up in the second half. Hardee
forged in front 27-18 at the end
of the third period and hung on
for the 33-32 victory.
Jerry Browdy was the game's
high scorer with 20 points.
Calvin McLeod added five,
Marco DeLeon four, and En-
rique Delarosa and Blaiaine
Molitar each two points.
The Jan. 10 games at home

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:
Governing Board Outreach &
Planning Committee Meeting:
Consider SWFWMD business
including updates to the Dis-
trict's Strategic Plan. Some
Board members may partici-
pate in the meeting via commu-
nications media technology.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, February
10, 2011; 11 a.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa
Service Office, 7601 Hwy 301
North, Tampa FL 33637
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Water-
Matters.org Boards, Meetings &
Event Calendar; 1 (800) 423-1476
(FL only) or (352)796-7211.
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.
For more information, you may
contact: Paula.McCleery@water-
matters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211, x4400
(Ad Order EXE0108)
Anyone requiring reasonable ac-
commodation 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
email to ADACoordinator@swf-
wmd.state.fl.us 1:20c


against Hill-Gustat were unique
in one aspect only. Without
overtime, only regulation play,
there were 79 fouls called in the
two games. A parent timing it
reported that the girls' third
quarter lasted 30 minutes.
With constant foul calls, it
was difficult for either squad to
get any momentum. The Hardee
girls won 25-18. St. Fort and
Lindsey each had seven points
for Hardee. Faulk added six,
Martha Valdez three and Emily
Albritton two points.
The boys game score went in
favor of Hill-Gustat 29-25.
Browdy topped Hardee with 11
points, while DeLeon and Del-
arosa each had four, and Mol-
itar, McLeod and Andrew Val-
dez two apiece.
The Jan. 13 games .at Avon
Park were a miserable experi-
ence for both Hardee teams.
The girls lost 41-17 and the
boys 46-26.
St. Fort lead Hardee with
eight points, while Lindsey had
five, Albritton two, and Mar-
tinez and Thompson one each.
Other Hardee girls playing are
Catherine Jackson, Marsela Ra-
mos, Alexis Santana, Florence
Lee and Jasmine Thompkins.
For the junior Wildcats, it
was McLeod with 11 points,
Delarosa eight, Jovon McCall
and Deleon each three, and
Valdez one point. Browdy did
not play. Other boys on the
team are Diante Leslie, Jordan
Jones, Ryan Ramirez, Tyler
Smith, Dustin Smith, Jesse
Fowler and Roberto Torres.


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4B The Herald-Advocate, January 20, 2011


Weightlifting Gearing Up
By JOAN SEAMAN Braden River, Punta Gorda,
Of The Herald-Advocate Desoto, LaBelle, Lake Placid,
A final home match, quickly Lakewood Ranch, Lemon Bay,
scheduled against Avon Park, Manatee, North Port, Palmetto,
was the backdrop for prepara- Port Charlotte, Sarasota River-
tion for subsectionals. view, Sebring, Bradenton
The girls weightlifting team. Southeast and Venice.
did well in its final home meet, Taking first in last Thursday's
with four taking first place and home meet were senior Lacie
foufr more in second. A final Carlton, junior Korin Roehm,
four also added to the team's and freshmen Rachel Roberts
total points. and McKenzie Staton.
The girls went to sub-section- Second-place points went to
als at Sebring on Saturday, but junior Jessica Hunt and fresh-
results were not available due to men Brianna Gardner, Erica
the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Roberts and Kaitlyn Shaw.
holiday on Monday. Also earning points for the
Between sub-sectionals and Lady Wildcats were freshmen
the sectional meet on Jan. 26, Rachel Burton, Savannah Mil-
Hardee will participate in the ler, Angela Heron and Megan
huge Travis Todd Invitational at Hartman.
Avon Park today (Thursday). Coach Jan Brutus has been
Hardee is in a huge Section 8 impressed with the progress,
of 20 schools. Joining Hardee especially the nine freshmen
are Avon Park, Bradenton who follow the lead of the older
Bayshore, Sarasota Booker, lifters.



Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


Greetings from Fort Green!
We have certainly had a long
winter! I saw Bud Hegge the
other day and he said he loved
this cold weather, so I guess
half of Hardee County is happy
and the other half is like me! I
told Bud I could always put on
less clothing and get cool!
Sherman used to say he wanted
to live in north Georgia, where
it was colder, but now he has
decided he doesn't like the
cold!
Dennis Sasser is the song
leader at Fort Green and they
are having choir practice at 4:30
p.m. on the 23rd. Dennis an-
nounced this morning that any-
one with a desire could be in the
choir; it was not an exclusive
club! I asked him if he were
directing that to me, as I had
joked that I was not allowed to
sing in the choir! When Julia
Faye Davis was well enough to
attend. church, she,- Evelyn
Thomas and I said we could
sing as the "Tuneless Trio" as
none of us could carry a tune.
Jimmy Welch grew up in Fort
Green. Not too long ago we told
him we were going to have a
workday at the Methodist Cem-
etery. This was when his broth-.
er, Jerry, made his final journey.
The gist of this, Jimmy remem-
bered and called the other night
.to confirm whether or not we
were having the workday.
We need more people inter-
ested in helping out on work-
days at the cemetery. One. is
planned for sometime during
March.
Mike Davis went fishing at
Hardee Lakes and caught some
nice specs. Jimmy Fields went
to one of the pits and caught 20
good ones! I think it must be the
way you hold your mouth! Of
course, knowing what bait the
fish are hungry for might be the
key.
Ronnie Thomas will begin
chemo. His sister, Doris Thorn-
ton, said he is in good spirits
and knows the One who can
cure him. Her niece, Sandy,
who is the daughter, of Eleanor
Thomas, completed- her radia-
tion and has begun her chemo.
Eddie Kennedy seems to be
about the same.
Dawn Watson was trans-
ferred to a rehabilitation facility
in Land 0' Lakes. John Bran-
non, who is the brother of Betty

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:
Ribbon cutting ceremony to
celebrate completion of the
water treatment plant expan-
sion. Governing or Basin Board
members and members of the
Tampa Bay Water Board may
attend.
DATE/TIME: Monday, February
14, 2011; 10 a.m.
PLACE: Tampa Bay Water
Regional Surface Water Treat-
ment Plant, 2301 'Regional Water
Lane, Tampa FL 33619
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Michelle
Rapp, Tampa Bay Water; (727)
796-2355 or MRapp@TAMPA-
BAYWATER.org
For more information, you may
contact: Lou.Kavouras@water-
m'atters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211, x4606
(Ad Order EXE0107)
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
email to ADACoordinator@swfw-
md.state.fl.us
1:20c


Walker, is sick. The last report I
had was Louise Durrance,
Doyle Spears and Ruth Mc-
Abee are still in the hospital.
Kasie Powell really liked the
orthopedic surgeon she visited.
He said the area that the others
thought was a break was just
the way the good Lord made us.
As she grew older the spot
would fill in and she only had a
bad sprain. She used crutches
for a few more days at school.
Please pray for all the sick.
K-Lynn Simpson told me she
turned 7 on the 17th. She
showed me some new pretty
boots she had gotten as an early
birthday present.
My sister-in-law, Caroline
Silverman, made her final jour-
ney last Sunday morning. She
was the wife of Mark Silver-
man. Sincere sympathy is ex-
tended to her family. Mark and
Caroline have two daughters,
Kaye and Lynn. They both live
in Georgia.
Mark and Caroline lived in
Tampa and Mark was a certified
public accountant. Caroline
grew up in Fort Meade. Her
mother lived to be 105! Grave-
side. services, will be this week
i't(ie Wauchula Cemetery.
Nancy *-Quaig ajs sad to
see her grandchildren and
daughter-in-law leave for Ha-
waii. Nancy enjoyed seeing
them but it would have been
better if her son, David, had
been able to come home with
them. He is in California taking
special training before shipping
to Afghanistan in April. Please
remember to pray for David and
others trying to keep our coun-
try free!
There will be a Valentine
Banquet immediately following
the morning services on Feb.
13. This is another fundraiser
but should be good. Our youth
stay busy and should have lots
of money to spend!
Don't forget the fish fry this
Saturday beginning at 4 for sup-
per and ending at 6 followed by
the gospel sing beginning at 6
p.m. Gulf State and other
groups will be singing.
Please remember to pray for
each other, our nation, military
and government.


'PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Getting ready for post-season efforts in girls weightlifting are (front row, right to left) Rachel Burton, Rachel Robert4,
Anjelica Herron, Jessica Hunt, Lacie Carlton and McKenzie Staton; (back row) Coach Jan Brutus, Megan Hartman,
Erica Roberts, Briana Gardner, Kaitlyn Shaw, Korin Roehm and Savannah Miller.


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS]
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Bagel
Bars, Super Donuts, Juice,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets,
Pepperoni Hot Pocket, Salad
Tray, Mixed Vegetables, Cherry
Juice Bar, Rolls, Condiments
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Mozzarella Cheese &
Crackers, Salad Tray, Corn,
Mixed Fruit, Condiments and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scram-
bled Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Potato Triangle, Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni,
Deli Turkey & Cheese Wrap,
Salad Tray, Great Northern
Beans, Peaches, Rolls, Condi-
ments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey, Corn-
dog, Mashed Potatoes, Green
Beans, Pears, Rolls, Salad Tray,
Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Bar-B-Q Chicken on


Bun, Fish Sandwich, Potato
Rounds, Salad Tray, Broccoli,
Applesauce, Condiments and
Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Super
Donuts, Bagel Bars, Graham
Crackers, Juice, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets w/
Rolls, Pepperoni Hot Pockets,
Tossed Salad, Mixed Vege-
tables, Juice Bar, Condiments
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Sausage Pizza,
Applesauce, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Mozzarella Cheese Stix
w/Crackers, Lettuce & Tomato,
Whole Kernel Corn, Fruit
Cocktail, Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scram-
bled Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Potato Triangle, Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey & Cheese
Wrap, Cowboy Macaroni w/
Roll, Pepperoni Pizza, Salad
Bar, Lettuce & Tomato, Garden
Peas, Peaches, Rolls, Condi-
ments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Waffle, Sausage
Patty, Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Corndog, Sausage


Whati's For


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Super
Donuts, Orange Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, French Fries,
Chicken Nuggets, Savory Rice,
Mixed Vegetables, Juice Bar,
Rolls, Tossed Salad, Condi-
ments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, French Fries,
Sloppy Joe on a Bun, Potato
Rounds, Baked.Beans, Tossed
Salad, Pears, Condiments and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scram-
bled Eggs, Buttered Toast,
Pears, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Hamburger on a Bun,
French Fries, Cowboy Mac-
aroni, Broccoli, Navy Beans,
Strawberries & Banana, Tossed
Salad, Rolls, Condi-ments and
Milk ,


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Pizza, Turkey Deli Roast, Salad
Bar, Tossed Salad, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans, Pears,
Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Breakfast Stick,
Applesauce, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Fish Sandwich,
Pepperoni Pizza, Bar-B-Q
Chicken on Bun, Salad Bar,
Lettuce & Tomaot, Potato
Rounds, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk

I SENIOR HIGH


Homebuyer
Class Set
The next homebuyer
class', full of information and
application for potential first-
time homeowners, is coming
up on Friday, Jan. 28 from 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the
Hardee County Community
Development office.
Non-refundable $25 pre-
registration must be com-
pleted at least five days
before the session. There is
no childcare or interpreter
services available. To regis-
ter, or for more information,
contact the Community De-
velopment office at 773-
6349.

Library Needs
Used Books
The Friends of the Hardee
County Library are gearing
up for the annual "Love Your
Library Book Sale on Feb. 5
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
They need donations of
gently used books CDs and
DVDs to make the sale even
more successful. If you can
help, call 773-6438 or drop
books by the library at 315 N.
Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17 and Oak
Street), Wauchula.


THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Sausage Patty, Fruit
Cocktail, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, French Fries,
Corndog, Whole Kernel Corn,
Macaroni and Cheese, Carrots,
Tossed Salad, Peaches, Condi-
ments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Pears, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, French Fries,
Pepperoni Hot Pocket, Broccoli,
Whole Kernel Corn, Tossed
Salad, Baked Apples, Condi-
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SET GOALS FOR A HEALTHY, BALANCED YEAR
Start the new year by focusing on balanced living and heart
health.
Jobs, family errands and other daily demands can be hard on
your physical and mental health. Determine to set some goals and
make heart-healthy changes, such as reducing stress, eating
healthy, being physically active, and aiming for a healthy weight.
Let's look at each one of these individually:
First of all, by reducing stress, take time to relax for at least 30
minutes each day by listening to music and reading a book. Also,
limit the amount of screen time you spend each day to no more than
two hours a day. This is time spent watching television or working
at your computer. Try to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep
each night. This should become easier as you lessen screen time
and focus more on relaxation.
Secondly, eat healthy, which means replacing full-fat versions
of foods, such as milk, yogurt and salad dressing, with the fat-free
or low-fat kind. Make a conscious effort to increase your fruit and
vegetable consumption also. Just making these changes in your eat-
ing habits will help you feel better and shed a few excess pounds,
I am including a delicious recipe in this column to help you on your
way.
Thirdly, being more physically active will raise your metab-
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regular physical activity that you enjoy doing, for at least 2 ? hours
a week.
The fourth and last goal of aiming for a healthy weight should
be more easily attained by eating healthy and increasing your phys-
ical activity. Your weight will just naturally begin to drop as you
make these other healthy changes in your lifestyle.
I hope by being reminded of these four very attainable healthy
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The following heart-healthy recipe will appeal to adults and
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goal of becoming more healthy in 2011!
Cinnamon-Glazed Carrots
Take 4 Cups baby carrots, rinse and split in half lengthwise;
cover with water in pan and bring to a boil and cover. Cook until
still firm but easily pierced with a fork. At end of cooking time,
drain carrots in. a colander. In the same pan, combine the ingredi-
ents for the glaze.
Glaze: 2 Tablespoons soft tub margarine; 2 Tablespoons
brown sugar; 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Mix
until well-blended. (Option: heat in microwave to soften mar-
garine.) Add cooked baby carrots to glaze and mix well.
Serve as a delightful side dish with any meal. Adults and
children alike will love them! For more information about-healthy
eating, contact the Hardee County Extension Service at 773-2164.

Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious con-
templation but an action, even if it is only an inner
action.
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$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
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Robert Hinerman
227-0202


Nancy Craft
832-0370


AVON PARK!! Home recently painted and
remodeled sits on 5 acres with pole barn.
Only $219,900

GREAT FOR RETIREMENT!! Only $34.900 for
this 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath home with extra lot.
Call today!!

$92,900!! 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Double Wide
Mobile Home sits on 5 acres between
Wauchula and Avon Park.

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath home sits on 2.4 acres
located between Wauchula and Avon Park.
Central heat and.air, private well, utility shed,
and more. $72,500!!

LOVELY 2 B/1 Bath home with large lot with-
in city limits. 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-
tral heat/air, one car garage, appliances,
work-shop and storage area, extra lot includ-
ed, all in quite neighborhood and close to
shopping and schools.


40 ACRE GROVE, 80% earlies,
20% valencias, 3 yr contract min.
$1.30-$1.55, joins to Wauchula
Airport to the east. Owner financ-
ing available. Call Reynolds
Allen. 813-334-9321. 1:20;2:10c
75 HP 1997 4x4 open cab tractor
with ROPS, 2,200 hours, $9,500.
321-284-7632. 1:20;2:24p
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
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2010/11 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


REFRIGERATOR with freezer on
the bottom, white, good condi-
tion. $295. 863-445-0430. 1:20nc


2000 BLAZER $2,550. Very clean.
781-1062. 1:20c
98 GMC BLAZER 4 door $2,750.
Very clean. 781-1062. 1:20c
98 DIESEL DODGE Cummings
ext. cab. Very clean. $5,500 cash.
781-1062. 1:20c
WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk
cars. Pickup available. Crooms
Salvage. 781-3767. 2:7tfc

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money, go and borrow
some.


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MEDIAL RECORDS/CENTRAL SUPPLY
C.N.A. preferred. Duties involve assembling and
reviewing resident records for completeness; ordering
nursing supplies. Good filing skills and computer
knowledge a must.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place 863-773-3231
Wauchula, FL 33873 Fax: 863-773-0959
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Stylist/Barber



302 N. Charleston Ave., Fort Meade, FL


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





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


702 SOUTH 6thAVENUE, WAUCHULA
(863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173
Gary Delatorre Broker
www.cbhardee.com


Richard Dasher
781-0162


Victor Salazar
245-1054


REDUCED!! $139,900 3 B/2 BTH CB home
with central heat/air stove, refrigerator, two
car garage, and much more. Call today!!!
SEBRING!! Nice 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB
home with central heat/air, refrigerator, dish-
washer, washer/dryer, screened rear porch,
view of golf course, one car carport. Only
$94.600
$71.500!! Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB
home with central heat/air, open kitchen,
screened back porch, two car garage, golf-
ing, boating and fishing near by.
3'Bedroom / 2 Bath CB home with central
heat/air. Total of 1.853 Sq. Ft. located within
City of Wauchula. Call to see today!!
$119.900
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
Frontage on US Hwy 17 North and North
Florida Ave. Access from both highways.
Across from Winn Dixie. Call for more infor-
mation today. Only $350.000
GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie
Mae Properties. cil:20c


1995 16' ALUMACRAFT boat,
trailer, 50hp force motor, low
hours, foot controlled trolling
motor, extras, runs GREAT.
$1,800. 863-832-1197, 863-832-
9355. 1:20p
FORMER pWNER 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


SOFA AND LOVESEAT, $500. 773-
5054. 1:20c
COUCH, LOVESEAT, bassinet.
Moving and don't need it. Call
781-2937. 1:20p


PART-TIME Teacher needed,
working with preschoolers. 45 hr.
training preferred. Children's
World Daycare, 773-4701. 1:20c
LOCAL CHURCH seeking part-
time worship leader. Please see
display ad in the classified sec-
tion. 1:20,27c
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!!!
Experienced tax preparer! Must
be bilingual. Call 863-245-4250.
1:13,20p
PART-TIME personal lady helper.
Able to bend, clean inside/out-
side duties. Transportation. 954-
629-4486. 1;13,20p


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

Zolfo Springs Owner Anxious to Sell! Updated
C/B home, 3B/1.5Bth, almost new A/C and roof.
List Price $115,000
PRICE REDUCTION! 3B/2Bth, CB/Stucco
home in family neighborhood; ceramic tile and
carpet floors, inside utility, large eat-in kitchen.
$115,000
Brick home on corner lot, 3B/2Bth, all appli-
ances, well maintained and located in desirable
area. $160,000
5 acres prime land located on Merle Langford
Road. $65,000


2 BR 1 BATH Home 309 Orange
St. $34,900 cash. 781-1062. 1:20c
HOUSE FOR SALE. 2/2 house on
1 acre in Golfview. 1550 sq.ft.
concrete block, 2 car garage,
screened porch, updated baths,
fireplace. $152,500. 863-832-
0659. 1:13,20p
3/2 ON 5 ACRES. 1104 N.
Hollandtown Road. $190,000.
863-245-9582. 10:14-5:26p


FOUND SMALL WHITE DOG on
County Line Road, Bowling
Green. Iall to identify 863-712-
1126. 1:13p




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 B
863-382-0600 g
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Bus. (863) 773-0007 l
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Steve Johnson
Make an offer on this lovely older home in
Wauchula, 3B/2Bth, ceramic tile floors, new
appliances, perfect yard for entertaining, near
shopping and post office. $120,000
EXCELLENT CONDITION! This 3B/2Bth
home has been updated with new carpet, A/C
and roof; convenient location to schools, med-
ical facilities. $155,000
5 Acres with large oaks and cleared field; very
secluded. $40,000
5 acres Lonnie Shackleford Road. $85,000


D S SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker ?
ASSOCIATES
DELOIS JOHNSON 773-9743 CHARLOTTE TERRELL 781-6971 STEVE JOHNSON 781-0518


JIM SEE REALTY, INC.

206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


_ Ben Gibson
Calvin Bates
Dusty Albritton


Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)381-2242 John H. Gross
(863)781-0161 Rick Knight


Rick Knight


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
(863)781-1396 ci1:20c


Classifieds


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


Church Worship Leader
First United Methodist Church of Wauchula
First United Methodist Church of Wauchula is a congregation that
strives to "Know God, Love Others, and Serve the World.:' It is
through this mission statement that we see the need to reach a
larger demographic and wish to begin greater opportunities both
for worshipping God and growing in God. From this need we
have decided to hire a part time worship leader. We are seeking
through God's direction, an individual who would be able devel-
op some of the opportunities mentioned above as well as begin
to bring contemporary elements into our current worship service.
For further information in reference to this ministry opportu-
nity please contact the Church Office at 863-773-4267 or at
wauchulalstumc@embarqmail.com by Monday, January 31,
2011. cll:20,27c


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NEW LISTING! 320 acres in Eastern Hardee
County. 57 acres in mixed grove with the
remainder in pasture. Includes 12' well with
diesel power unit, irrigation & microjets. Pasture
has metal cow pens. Asking $1,200,000
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! 3
Commercial lots in Wauchula! Just 1 block from
Hwy 17. Fenced and ready for your business!
Owner says...MAKE AN OFFER! Asking
$85,000
40 acres of prime developmentproperty.
Adjacent to the new Hilltop school. Zoned
Commercial. Call for details!
5 acres Completely fenced and in the country!
Perfect building site. Priced to sell at $35,000
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath block home on 2+ acres. Close
to town. Asking $169,500.
HUGE Price Reduction! 15 acres located West
of Wauchula on Vandolah Rd. Beautiful building
sites with small creek meandering across proper-
ty & it's across from the Wauchula Airport
entrance. $150,000
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!
58 acres close to town. Great property with tons
of potential! $464,000


Great home on several large lots in Wauchula.
Hardwood floors under carpet in bedrooms.
Central air/heat. Massive brick fireplace. 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths. 2 car carport. Asking $23;10
Reduced to $224,500
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in town. Cute house
with nice landscaping. Only $97,500.
5 acres close in to Wauchula on paved road.
Great place for your new residence. Deed
restricted. $72,500
Just North of Bowling Green in Polk County!
1.48 acres with highway frontage. Great loca-
tion for any operation needing a shop, office and
on-site storage. $225,000
REDUCED! Spacious 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. $379,000
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
3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home. Double French doors
open up to the huge porch and pool area.
Conveniently located in a charming neighbor-
hood right in town. $178,900.


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Classifieds


LOST JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
on Hwy. 66 Jan. 13. 781-4001.
1:20o


HOVERROUND ELECTRIC chair
with electric lift that fits a 2"
receiver. $800 OBO 781-0880.
1:20p
FOR SALE 1999 Harley Davidson
Dyna Glide. 35,000 miles, twin
cam 1450cc, 5-speed. $6,900
OBO. No free rides. 863-445-
0436.' 1:20,27p
ARTIST, NORMAN ROCKWELL,
plate collection, approximately
30+, retail value $1,200, take the
lot for $375. 904-222-4607.
1:20,27c
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


3 BR 1 1/2 B 14x70 2 stall carport,
Florida room, attached shop &
detached storage building.
Furnished quiet park lot, well &
septic included. 863-735-0991.
1:20,27p



FREE DOGS, 2 males with shots.
239-425-7209. 1:20nc
CHIHUAHUA'S 8 week old male &
female $200. 407-929-6491. 1:20c
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


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.
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873


PH: 863-773-3231


FAX 863-773-0959


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:6;2:3c




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)
S Monday Friday *
9:00 A.M. 12:00 Noon
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863-397-9840
354 Bostick Road Bolmig Green. FL


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Garor Heating-\ir Mold Inspections LLC








New Tires Include '

Free Mount & Balance

Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires


BIG SRLE ON

ALL TIRES.
^ @ 773-0777 773-0727
S 116 REA Rd., Wauchula
i0 I ,sc (across from Billy Ayers
*Wal-Mart) Tire Technician
1W C1: 20c


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



$350 MONTHLY electric included.
$350 security. Nice furnished 1
bedroom country apartment near
Zolfo. 954-629-4486. 1:20p
TWO BEDROOM Duplex, C/A, no
pets. $550 plus deposit. 832-
1984. 1:20;2:17p
THREE BEDROOM two bath, no
pets. $800 plus deposit. 773-
4740. 1:20;2:17p
3 BR 2 Bath, central A&H, large
lot, Bowling Green. $750 per
month, plus deposit. 407-929-
6491. 1:20c
2BR/1BA, LARGE living
room/kitchen/dinette and large
laundry room, in Wauchula,
$650/month, security deposit
required, 773-5054. 1:20c


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. 1:20p


APARTMENTS FOR RENT. 773-
6667. 1:20c
DUPLEX APARTMENT 2 BR/
1BTH, C/A & H, washer/dryer
hook up, water included. 810
Houston Ave., Ft. Meade.
$500/mo + $250/dep. 863-773-
0224 (H), 863-245-2496 (C). Leave
message. 1:20p
2BR 2BA MOBILE HOME in
Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park.
No smoking, no pets. $500
monthly, $500 deposit. 863-781-
3570. 1:13,20c
TOWNHOUSES, immaculate con-
dition, 1400 sq. ft. 2 BR, 2 1/2 B,
$600 month. 773-2122. 11:11tfc
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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Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green 375-4441
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SE HABLA ESPAROL

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Wauchula, Florida 33873 |
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 R
www.floresrealty.net John Freeman
(863) 781-4084

New Listings

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New Listing! 3BR/2BA CB home with 1523 total sqft built
in 2008 central air & heat Home sits on almost 1/2 acre.
Priced at $110,000

New Listing! 3BR/1BA CB home is Wauchula. New central air
& heat and 1343 total sq ft, this home was completely remodeled.
Priced at $69,900
New Listing! 4BR/2BA CB home in Ft. Meade with a large lot
on a cul-de-sac. HCome comes with workshop, central air & heat
and a fenced in backyard. .Offered at $89,900

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
l Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! LJ
After Hours ,.o-
Oralia D. Flores (863) 781-2955 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Noey A.Flores (863) 781-4585 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
Lawrence A. Roberts (863) 781-4380 cl1:20c


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



EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER, will
work in your home anytime, day
or night, references available.
773-2267. 1:20,27p
JEREMY'S handi-works & tree
service. 863-245-6558. 1:20;2:17p


COMPASSIONATE CARING
Woman will sit with sick, disabled
or elderly and help around the
house. Please call LeAnne 863-
214-8430. 1:13,20p
CLEAN UP TIME, call Rocky's
Lawn Service. 773-0288. 1:6;2:3p
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
OVERCOME MEETINGS
(Gillespie) have been moved to
the Women's Club on Wednesday
nights, 7 pm. Come and see!
Kenny Sanders is the facilitatory.
More information call 773-5717.
6:10tfc
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.
dh


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

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
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-,
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09.
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number. tfc-dh



HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
now offers pick-up service for,
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:16tfc
DINING ROOM BLACK Marble
table glass top, living room black
marble table glass top, generator.
863-245-9582. 1104 N.
Hollandtown Rd.; 1:6;2:3p
FRIDAY 612 S. Florida Ave. Lots
of things. 1:20p
SAT 8-?, 126 Orange St. 1:20p
3 FAMILY YARD SALE. Lots of
stuff. 8 am Saturday. 607
Saunders St., Wauchula. 1:20p



Originality does not con-
sist in saying what no one
has ever said before, but in
saying exactly what you
think yourself.
-James Stephens


SGILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell-
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490 ci:2tfc


Zolfo Springs
Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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LABOR. SERVICES Er SOLUTIONS






(863) 528-7085 Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
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record lows. Unseasonably cold temperatures averaged four to
fourteen degrees below normal. Several regions from the Panhan-
dle down to the southern Peninsula experienced hard freezes and
frosts. Nippy evening lows were in the 20s to low 30s with the
wind chill factor in the teens at several stations. Areas recording
lows in the teens included MacClenny, Monticello, and Tallahas-
see. Pleasant daytime highs were in the 50s to 70s with some areas
reporting at least one high in the 80s. Numerous stations reported
no rainfall for the week. Scattered showers brought from traces to
nearly a half inch of rain to some areas. Live Oak reported one inch
of precipitation.
Field Crops: Land preparations for spring row crops were
active in parts of the Panhandle. Growers planted potatoes but
reported being behind schedule due to cold weather in Flagler and
Putnam counties. Sugarcane harvesting was hindered again by the
freezing temperatures. Freeze damage to sugarcane was still being
assessed.
Vegetables: Harvesting of vegetables was curtailed due to sus-
tained freezing temperatures. Cold weather continued to slow plant
growth and development. Some producers ran overhead sprinklers
systems and put freeze cloths over vegetables for protection.
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strawberries were marketed.
Livestock and Pastures: Colder than normal weather lowered
pasture condition and hampered growth of winter grazing. The
condition of the pasture varied from very poor to good with most
in poor condition. In the Panhandle area, pasture condition was
mostly poor. Cold weather and only spotty rainfall suppressed
growth of cool season forage and small grains. In the northern
areas, pasture condition ranged from very poor to good with most
very poor to poor. Freezing conditions held progress of cool season
forages down. Hay feeding is in full swing. There was some dam-
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condition due to drought and cold. The cattle condition ranged
from very poor to excellent with most in fair condition. Statewide,
the condition of the cattle was very poor to excellent with most fair.
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citrus region, with lows in the 40s and 50s. A cold front in the mid-
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Basketball, that wonderful and heart-breaking sport. Last week,
the Hardee Wildcats claimed back-to-back home victories, over
Fort Charlotte and DeSoto. It doesn't get any better than this, when
you can enjoy the thrill of victory. In fact, both the JV and varsity
hung on for victories over DeSoto Friday night.
We haven't gotten the girls scores from their games at DeSoto
on Friday night. We will have to catch up with them later. The girls
have been playing some good ball.

Speaking of basketball, there's an exciting exhibition game
coming up Feb. 19 against the visiting Harlem Ambassadors, a
comedy team and show similar to the more well-known Harlem
Globetrotters. Players for the Home team, the Hardee Home-
builders haven't been announced yet.
It:s a benefit for Habitat For Humanity, which helps families
build homes. Under 3 is free. There are advanced and door prices .
Students and seniors pay $7 advance and $9 at the door. The gen-
eral public pays $9 advance and $13 at the door. Watch flyers to see
how to get your early tickets. It's sure to be a fun night.

And, by the way, it's that time of year for the annual Project
Graduation pageant of boys with enough courage and sense of
humor to dress up and compete. It's Jan. 29 at the Agri-Civic
Center.

Soccer boys finished the regular season yesterday (Wednesday)
at Frostproof. The girls ended last week in a 4-0 victory at Avon
Park and are already in district action. The boys go to districts next
week.

Girls weightlifting is the final fall sport and it is doing swell.
The three upperclassmen and nine freshmen are posting personal
bests from week to week. They are in sectionals on Jan. 26.

Spring sports are under way, with regular practices. Both base-
ball and softball get started in early February with tournaments and
games in rapid fire fashion. The girls will have a JV as well as var-
sity team this year and boys, of course, have had both.
There will also be boys weightlifting, tennis, track and field and
junior high girls volleyball getting going soon.

On the boxing scene, Edner Cherry and Jenna Shiver have
pulled off victories. After a brief hiatus, Daniel Lozano is back in
the ring at A La Carte Pavilion in T4mpa on Feb. 11. General
admission is $25 and VIP $35.,If you want tickets, Daniel has
some; call him at 863-602-7681.
Information from school and community events is always welcome.
Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news.heraldadvo-
cate@embarqmail.com with news for this biweekly column. The
sports news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for events which
happen over the weekend. Those are due by Monday by noon.


CHAPEL
As Leonard Legar on guitar
and Mary Whitman on accor-
dion played. 180 were greeted
by Ted and Caye Parolari and
Paul and Ethel Finlay. The
opening prayer was by Gloria
Learn.
The choir sang "Down The
Trail And Onward." accompa-
nied by Cheryl Conkle on the
piano and directed by Sandy
Feeser, and special music by
Len Legar and Mary. Pastor
Jason spoke from Mark 5:21.
"Don't be afraid to call on
God."

COFFEE /UPDATES
Janet welcomed 265 enjoying
the fellowship and doughnuts
and led the prayer. Bonnie
Whitton led the pledge.
Dorthia and Eldon from Sky
Med explained so you could
understand how to become a
member and how they can help
you' get home in an emergency.
Movie night had 98 enjoying
"Blind Side," the popcorn and
fellowship, with Ginnie and her
volunteers from the singles
group and a job well done! We
had 120 or more at the jam ses-
sion and 215 at the ice cream
social. Many coupons, 50/50,
and the Perkins pie were won.

ACTIVITIES
Shuffle: In the state pro
tournament in Sebring, Ruth
Tate placed third and Nancy
Singleton fourth in consolation.
At the central district tourna-
ment in Lakeland, for the pro
division, Ruth Brown was first
in consolation. In the amateur
division, Lynn Shick placed
third. In the main event, Lou
Faulkner placed first. Rosemary
Comeau was fourth in consola-
tion.
Bowling: Steve Mclntire was
high game 209, and Frank Drust
was high series with 534. For


the women. Ardeth Johns high
game 162 and Terry Stamm
high series 406. Great bowl-
ing. everyone!
Golf: First place Group A.
Ward Vermenlon. Joan Bell.
Bob Gregorie. Harold Comeau:
and second. Fran Posey. Dee
Martin. Bill Rhymes and Fred
Carleton. Group B first place.
Norb Wilhelm. Bill Adams and
Jeff Mayo. Chip In. Ward
Vemenlon.

SPOTLIGHT
Len and Lea Puchalla reside
in Shelby, Mich.. and have been
married for 51 years, with two
sons. seven grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren. Lea
retired from Lake Shore Sewing
in Muskegon, Mich.. as a
sewing instructor and Len
retired from being self-
employed as an electrician and
engineer.
Lea has been a past co-chair-
man of bingo and is presently
the chairman of quilting. Her
interests are bingo. all kinds of
crafts, and she loves sewing.
Last season she organized two
beautiful quilts to be pieced
together, one of which she
quilted herself. She helped to
make history for the park as the
quilts were the first Pioneer
Creek Community Quilts, one
of which went national and was
sold in LaPorte, Ind., for The
Ride For Kids, with the funds
going to the Pediatric Brain
Tumor Foundation!
Len enjoys guitar, wood-
working and woodcarving.
Both golf.
They came to our park, stay-
ing with friends as visitors, and
enjoyed the friendliness and the
many activities that were
offered and thus made this their
winter home for the past 10
years. They have been an asset
to our park, and are enjoyed by
so many friends in the park.


I am getting the feeling that
the weather this year is going to
be a repeat of last year's.
I sure do hope I am wrong. I
know we all came to Florida for
a sunny warm winter. Hope-
fully when you read this. we
will be back to nicer weather.
Neil and Gwen Taylor have
decided to sell and return to
nice warm Wisconsin-brrr. We
wish them all the best and we
shall miss them.

BINGO
Sylvia Baker won the large
jackpot on Jan. 7 and Bruce
Kendorski won the small jack-
pot. On Jan. 10, the large jack-
pot was split between Winnie
Morrell, Pennie Kendorski. and
Sharleen Arola and I won the
small jackpot.

KOFFEE KLATCH
On Jan. 12, Jerry Lauer led
the U.S. Pledge, Chuck Ellis led
the Canadian Pledge and Don
Merillat led the prayer. The
50/50 winners were Claire and
Jacques Tremblay, Doug and I.
Lot 289, Linda and Harold
Lockett and Barb and Chuck
Ellis.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Tomorrow there will be a
ham and bean soup dinner.
Come early as it usually sells
out.
The annual dinner and auc-
tion will be on Feb. 5. Tickets to
the dinner will be given out by
the 50/50 runners. The auction
will start around 6:30, and
Keith Stephens is looking for
baked goods, appliances and
furniture in good condition, sur-
prise packages, etc.
The fifth annual Ladies Only
Dessert & Fashion Show will
be held Monday, Feb. 7, at I
p.m. All proceeds will go to
breast cancer. Feb. 26 is our
Special Event Dinner & Dance.


This yearwill be the 20th annu-
al event and it will be a country
hoedown with Linda Harrison
in charge.
Please come out and support .
all these great activities as a lot
of work goes into them.

SCORES
Bowling Jan. 5: The first
place team after week one was
Louise Craig, Bill Prillmayer.
Lynne DeFouw and Gene,
Hospers.
Mixed Golf Jan. 9: Points-..
The winners were Travis :
Terhune. Barb Kramer, Mar-.
:garet Walters and Jean Aubin.
Horse Collar Shuffling Jan. 9:
First, Ted Longnecker and Ross
Law; second, Al Johnson and.
Gary Chamberlain; and third,
Mel Hegge and Don Stoneberg.
Shuffling Jan. 10: Three
game winners were Bill Arola,
Ray Baker, Leroy Behymer,
Eleanor Dice, Bob Funkhofiser,
Lowell Gordon, Don McDermit,
and Don Merillat.

CHURCH NEWS
By Diane Burget
Our worship service numbers
are growing as our residents
return from the North. It was
good to see them and worship
our Lord again with them.
Pastor Bob Winne opened our
service by leading us in "God Is
So Good." Accompaniment
was provided by Carole Jones
on the piano. Nancy Morrison ;
played guitar and sang a med- "'
ley, and also led our choir in .4
singing "Wonderful Peace" as
Linda Gray provided accompa-
niment on the piano.
We heard a stirring message
asking, "How important is truth
to us'?" and "Is the Bible the
word of God and can we
depend on it'?" Scripture refer-
ences were John 8:32, Isaiah
59:1-15, Romans 1:25 and
Psalm 19:4.


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,k By Gerald M. Costello
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4 WORDSVOR MLK'S DREAM
Do you remember all the fussing and furor we went through
when someone first suggested that we observe the birthday of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. as a national holiday? That someone, by the
way, was Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, who proposed
the honor not long after Dr. King was assassinated in 1968.
Predictably, a wave of hostility greeted the idea-hostility often
couched in polite opposition ("We've never done this before for a
private citizen.") that only masked a racism that was hidden but
still deeply felt. The measure failed at first when it finally came
before Congress in 1979, and it wasn't until 1983 that President
Ronald Reagan signed it into law.
Even though King was born on Jan. 15-he would have been
82 this year-the commemoration takes place, as with many other
holidays, on a Monday-in this case, the third Monday of January.
That makes it pretty much like the other Monday holidays, an occa-
sion for a day off and a chance to go to the mall.
That's too bad, since there's a wealth of evidence that indicates
we need to remember the ideals that Martin Luther King Jr. lived
and died for more than ever.
I thought of that not long ago when I came across a story about
Ruby Bridges. Even if you were around 50 or 60 years ago, that
name probably won't ring a bell. But her picture, well, you'd be
likely to recognize that. It made front pages all over the country in
November 1960.
Ruby Bridges was 6 years old at the time, and in the picture
she was surrounded by federal marshals escorting her into a New
Orleans school, an all-white school where Ruby, a first-grader all
decked out in a jumper-style dress and a white sweater, carrying a
book bag, would be the only black student. If you happened to miss
the photo at the time, you probably saw the scene rendered in a
Norman Rockwell painting. It was a classic.
The online news story was written by Dave Their, and it
brought readers up to date on Ruby Bridges. Across 50 years, she
still remembers that first day of school, of course. With all the peo-
ple lining the streets, shouting and throwing things, it seemed like
Mardi Gras to the little girl. Because white parents had withdrawn
their children from classes, she spent the full day in the principal's
office, doing nothing. "I remember thinking, 'This school is easy,'
she said.
She finally got to class, thanks to a visiting teacher from
Boston since the local teaching staff would have nothing to do with
her, and proved to be a quick learner, one who appreciated the
woman who taught her. "She showed me her heart," Bridges
recalls.
Bridges raised a family, worked as a travel agent, and now
describes herself as an educational activist. She's especially
alarmed at the disparity in school achievement between races, a
disparity that she attributes-as do most educators-to poor
schools in predominantly black areas.
"If we create an environment where kids can work together
and play together, that's the best thing for all of us, because we
need each other," she said.
We need each other.
That, in four short words, is what Martin Luther King Jr.'s
dream was all about. And that's why we can never forget all that he
meant-meant not just to some of us, but to everyone.
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Soccer Teams


Beat Avon Park


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was the perfect ending for
the girls soccer team.
1They beat Avon Park at Red
Devil Park last Thursday in
their season finale. The boys
also won, making it a double
whammy.
The girls begin district play
this week at Sarasota Cardinal
Mooney, playing against Moon-
ey. The boys had a final regular
season game at Frostproof yes-
terday (Wednesday), and then
will start district play.
In thpir final two games, the
girls split. They lost 0-4 to p
strong Lake Placid team on Jan,.
11, but showed much improve-'
ment from their previous outing
against the Lady Dragons in the
season opener.
The girls came back to win
their season finale at Avon Park
4-0, final preparation for the
playoffs. Joining Hardee and
Mooney in the 3A-11 playoffs
are Sarasota Booker, Bradenton
Southeast and DeSoto.
Seniors captain Yesenia Var-
gas, Keyra Diego, Raquel Ro-
sales and Hannah Jacobs will
lead the girls in the playoffs.
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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
Among approvals of the
County Commission this week
was a license for the distilling
of liquor for the Peace River
Distilling Co. of Wauchula.
Five names were added to the
pension list at $3 per month. A
warrant was received from the
state Board of Administration
for $3,202.99, one-half of the
Kanner gas tax for December.

L. Grady Burton, of this city,
candidate for governor of
Florida, announced that hrwill
make his opening campaign
speech tomorrow night in the
closing night of the Strawberry
Festival in Bowling Green.

The Wauchula City Council
met in special session this week
for the purpose of awarding
bids on the new improved water
system of this city. A contract
was given to Taylor Construc-
tion Co. of Macon, Ga., for the
erection of the 2,500,000-gallon
steel water tank and tower.
Sidney P. Stansfield, of this city,
was low bidder for the laying of
foundation and water main and
drilling the new well for water.

Dress oxfords for $1.98 were
among the specials at J.W.
Earnest's pre-inventory sale this
week. Others were children's
playsuits in hickory stripe or
Covert cloth for 65 cents; men's
work shirts for 84 cents; and
boys Tom Sawyer dress shirts in
white and colors for 74 cents.

50 YEARS AGO
Fort Green was changed from
a post office to a. rural station
effective Monday, and all mail
from that area will be handled
by the Bowling Green Post
Office. To handle the Fort
Green mail, another rural route
is added. As a result, residents
in the Fort Green area will
receive their mail daily, instead
of tri-weekly. The carrier is the
former Fort Green postmaster,
A.E. Abbott Jr.

In possibly the largest land
deal ever recorded in the coun-
ty, Realtor Joe L. Davis this
week purchased 6,000 acres of
land, mostly pasture, from
Doyle E. Carlton Jr. for
$1,009,000. Davis, in turn, sold
3,200 acres to Republic Groves
for $525,000. The land will be
planted in citrus and sold in 10-
and 20-acre tracts.

Construction and resurfacing
of more than 15 miles on the
Zolfo Springs-Highlands Coun-
ty road is expected to begin
Feb. 1. The much-delayed road,
to be at a cost to the county of
$726,353, will connect at the
county line at Skipper Grade
and then run into Highway 27
and Highway 98 at DeSoto
City.

Walker's Grocery has round
or T-bone steak for 69 cents a
pound-chuck steak for 39 cents


Anselmo, Sasha Castanon, cap-
tain Brenda Zamora, Sabrina
Hernandez, Addison Aubry,
Yazmin, Marissa Coronado,
'Yesenia Ortiz, Marisela San-
tiago, Julie Juarez, Alma Ruiz,
Crystal Huerta, Maribel Diego,
Nancy Sanchez, Alex Patino,
Lisvet Anton and Shayann
Rivera. They are coached by
Nicole "Nikki" Aubry and
Peyton Sullivan.
The boys won their Avon
Park game 2-0, with goals
scored by Nicky Bell in the first
quarter and Ricardo Vero in the
fourth.
They will take the field in
playoffs behind seniors captain
Victor Rubinos, -Juan "Taco"
Ortega, Angelb Parkinson,
Ricky Soria and Taylor Barlow.
Joining them are underclassmen
Cody Torres, Victor Salazar,
Alexis Palacios, Braulio Duran,
captain Joe Lopez, captain
Edgar Narvaez, Ernesto Ramos,
Celestino Alvarez, Miguel Gar-
cia, Octavio Alvarez, Armando
Alvarez, Oscar Palacios, Oscar
Gomez, Ruben Sandoval, Uber
Calvillo, Augustine Anselmo,
Ruben Valasquez, Enrique
Zamora, Juan Francisco, Arturo
Farias, Bell and Vero. They are
coached by Dennis Aubry.


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25 YEARS AGO
The city of Bowling Green
will celebrate its centennial this
year. In 1886, the town of Utica
had its name changed to
Bowling Green. The Bowling
Green Commission appointed
Jerold Knight, who served as
mayor for several years, as
chairman of a committee to
plan the centennial celebration.
In 1885, a year before the rail-
road came through, a post office
was established and called
Utica. The first postmaster was
A.M. Chester. In 1886, a group
of people from Bowling Green,
Ky., came to the town, made
large purchases and renamed it
Bowling Green in honor of their
hometown.

The Wauchula City Council
agreed last week to spend
$168,189 for a new fire truck.
That included a deduction of
$3,104 for payment of the
Pierce chassis and body at the
time of order and the final pay-
ment is made at delivery. The
truck will have a 750-gallon
capacity water tank.

Citrus budders and helpers
will have to attend a citrus
canker training class and obtain
certification before March 1 if
they want to bud past that date.
Nursery operators should urge
all people who may be budding
for them to receive the training,
said state Citrus Canker Project
leaders.

Real estate sales this week
are: a 2BR IB frame home with
large storage shed for $30,500;
a 3BR, 2B CB home with many
extras for $54,000; and a little
but nice 2BR, IB home with
central A/H, eat-in kitchen, on
nice 90x100 lot for $29,000.

10 YEARS AGO
A public hearing was held
Thursday night on the proposed
phosphate mining of Farmland
Hydro L.P. The planned Hardee
County Mine is located on
15,108 acres just south of Ona.
Farmland became involved in
Central Florida fertilizer pro-
duction in 1995 with the con-
struction of a manufacturing
plant in Bartow.

Unanimously retained by
City Council, Wauchula Police
Chief William Beattie tackles a
host of challenges. He begins a
full term, endorsed by Mayor
Ken Lambert and drawing full
support of the council, express-
ing appreciation of the job he
has done since being selected in
September 1999 to replace
retiring Chief Joe Brock.

Auto sales this week include
2001 specials: Buick LeSabre
for $24,499; a Pontiac Aztek for
$16,999; a Chevrolet Silverado
extended cab pickup for
$18,999; a Pontiac Gram Am
sedan for $14,999; and Chevy
Impala for $16,999.


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Taking the field for boys district play are (from left) seniors Ricky Soria, Taylor Barlow, Victor Rubinos, Juan "Taco"
Ortega and Angelo Parkinson.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Leading the girls soccer squad into district action at Cardinal Mooney are (left to right) seniors Hannah Jacobs,
Keyra Diego, Raquel Rosales and Yesenia Vargas.




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THE SOFTBALL CATCHER


WORE A LONG SKIRT


By KAYLA KNIGHT
Special To The Herald-Advocate
*Q: What is your name?
A: Gladys Champion Bush
Q: When were you born?
A: Oct. 17, 1921
Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in my house, which
was located in the northern part of
Worth County, Ga.
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I attended Vickers Grammar
School and then Warwick High School
in Warwick, Ga.
Q: What was you favorite subject?
A: I loved chemistry and made
straight A's in that class. I also loved
English.
Q: What did you like most about
high school?
A: You will never believe this, but I
loved playing softball. I was a catcher.
We wore long skirts at that time for our
uniforms.
Q: What was the first vehicle you
had?
A: I can't remember exactly. Your
Papa would remember. I believe it was
a Ford.
Q: Where was your favorite "hang-
out" in high school?
A: My parents did not allow me to
hang out anywhere. I had to go straight
home after school.
Q: Where was your favorite place
to eat while growing up?
A: We never ate out. We had too
many kids and not enough money, plus
we lived too far out in the country. We
always ate at home.
Q: Did you attend college?
A: Yes, I attended for only three
semesters, though.
Q: If so, then where?
A: I attended Georgia Southwestern
College in Americus, Ga.
Q: Where was your first job?
A: I grew up on a farm, so we always


COURTESY PHOTO
Gladys Bush during her favorite holiday.
had chores. My first job or jobs outside
of that was babysitting and as a substi-
tute teacher on the military base in
Japan.
Q: Did you enjoy your first job?
A: I didn't consider them real jobs; I
just called it pleasure.
Q: Where have you gone on vaca-
tion?
A: Being the wife of an Army
sergeant, I had to travel quite a lot. We
would take
vacations '" ',
sometimes p.III 1l i ,l
while we ,
lived I I
abroad, like in Hawaii and Germany.
Q: Have you been to another coun-
try?
A: Yes, while your Papa was sta-
tioned in the Army.
Q: If so, then where? What was the
best part?


A: I lived in Germany and Japan. I
liked Germany the best, because I had
more friends there living on the base. I
didn't really know anyone while we
were in Japan, plus your grandmother
was too young then for me to really get
out a lot.
Q: How was your first high school
reunion?
A: I don't know, because I never went
to one of them.
Q: What's your opinion on all the
changes you've seen in America?
A: I don't know if this answers your
question or not, but I think having elec-
tricity has been one of the best changes
for me. Television has changed a lot; I
just don't watch it that much.
Q: What part of your childhood
would you like to relive?
A: I would love to go back to gram-
mar school. I was a good student and
always enjoyed school.
Q: Would you prefer to go to the
past or future?
A: I'm not sure; I don't really want to


go back to the past. As for the future,
I'm 88 years old and I try not to think
about it. I definitely don't want any
more limitations on what I can do.
Q: What was your favorite holi-
day? Why?
A: My favorite holiday was always
Christmas. Daddy hid our presents in
the barn until Christmas Eve, and then
"Santa Claus" would put our presents
under the tree that night.
Q: What's your best memory you
have of that holiday?
A: My best memory of Christmas is
when I would wake up and find a doll
under the tree for me. I loved playing
with dolls.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each stu-
dent is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to
the students and for the enjoyment of
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THE COUNTY MANAGER
This is the second in a five-part
series 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
Is there one person in the
county who is familiar with all
the county departments, big and
small, and community organi-
zations which the county funds
or assists?
That one person is County
Manager Lex Albritton, a 10-
year employee, who is respon-
sible to answer to the Hardee
County Commission and the
public for whatever happens
within the county boundaries
of the 637 square miles or con-
cerning its 180-plus employees.
Beside administrative sup-
port to the com-mission, the
county manager and his office
manager Sandy Meeks are re-
sponsible for completing agen-
das and getting them online,
especially as the county stream-
lines to make meetings and
information available to the
public. His office also main-
tains liaison for availability of
legal research, contacts with
municipal, regional and state
planning groups and legislators.
Beside that, there's the Ona
Range Cattle Station, a part of
the University of Florida, and
the County Extension Service,
also partially funded by state
and by county dollars. There's
other organizations to which the
county contributes finances or
coordinates projects. There's
the state Department of Trans-
portation, Central Florida Reg-
ional Planning Council, the
local Chamber of Commerce,
the Economic Development
offices (workforce, small busi-
ness, Industrial Development
Authority and Economic De-
velopment Council), the Health
Department, medical examiner,
and nine other groups, such as


Resthaven, Tri-County Addic-
tions and Nu-Hope aging serv-
ices.
There are four main depart-
ments also more or less directly
under the county manager's
overview.

PURCHASING
The three-member purchas-
ing department has its offices
on Hanchey Road, nestled be-
tween human resources and the
public works departments.
Director Jack Logan and his
staff just accepted more respon-
sibilities when Paul Spracklen,
the county's buyer, retired early
last year.
The purchasing department is
responsible to procure goods
and services for the best value,
awarding contracts for materi-
als and services through the bid
or request for proposals proce-
dures. Seven formal bids ob-
tained over $5.5 million in
goods and services.
Some items are purchased
under contract while many oth-
ers are obtained as needed. The
office processed 2,200 requisi-
tions, issued 11,750 purchase
order, handled 2,000 invoices
and administered 2,900 credit
card purchases. There were 83
new vendors added to the sys-
tem to strive for the best possi-
ble purchase value.

HUMAN RESOURCES
More colloquially called per-
sonnel, this three-person office
has a variety of tasks.
Director Jane Long and her
staff handle everything from
year-long Pioneer Park Days
planning and promotion to gen-
eral staff and Fire-Rescue union
contracts.
They are also responsible to
fill all vacancies in public
works and related departments.
Last year, that included adver-
tising for 16 job openings,
accepting 381 employment ap-
plications, conducted 38 em-


ployee interviews and hired 11
of them as employees.
There's also preparation of
employee payrolls and appro-
priate payroll deductions for all
staff under the commission,
investigation of 25 worker's
compensation, five liability,
four auto accident and four
property claims.

COMMUNICATIONS/GIS
One employee is each of
these offices are responsible for
the computer/telephone tech-
nologies and the GIS (geo-
graphic information systems).
The computer specialist is
responsible for constantly
updating both the remote and
commission websites and tele-
phone contacts, including the
Computer Aided Dispatch sys-
tem for Fire-Rescue, connec-
tion with the court system and
the clerk of courts activity in
taking minutes for the commis-
sion.
Meanwhile the GIS specialist
creates and manages the digital
system which shows road cen-
terlines, E-911 availability, fire
hydrants, communication tow-
ers, utilities, road drainage sys-
tems, county infrastructure so
people wanting to purchase or
use property can see their
access to all of these systems.
The information is used for eco-
nomic development, engineer-
ing, zoning, building, emer-
gency management and many
other offices and residents
needing this information.

BUDGET AND FINANCE
This three-person department
also has a lot of complicated
tasks. It processes assessments
and provides information to the
property appraiser/tax assessors
offices to include on tax bills. It
handles requests for exemptions
to the assessments.
The primary task of this
office is to be sure the public's
funds, the county budget is han-


died carefully and prudently,
keeping within the allotments to
each department. Once the
anticipated assessed value and
ad valorem tax information is
available, budget adjustments
have to made to keep within the
available revenue so there is a
balanced budget at all times.
All budget amendments and in-


terdepartmental transfers have
to go through the commission
for its approval.
In addition, a new state audit
requirement requires this office
to maintain an inventory of all
the county's fixed assets, road,
bridges, vehicles, equipment
and supplies. The office has to
be sure all debt service require-


ments are met on a timely bbsis.
Lastly, this office manages
the budget and meetings for the
Indigent Health Care Board,
which meets regularly to review
hospital bills of local residents
which can be met by this fund-
ing.
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


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

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

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

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

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

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1....11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Djixiana St. 375-4191
D)omingo De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

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


MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School .9 30 a m
Morning Service 11.00 a m
Evening Service 7 00 p m
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer .....7:00 p.m.
C('onmnunion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.


MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
781-5887
Sunday Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
THE. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m.


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BOWLING GREEN WAUCHULA
OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL COMMUNITY BAPTIST
PRAISE CENTER -- CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS -
E. Broward St. (SPANISH)
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m. 615 Rainey Blvd.
Sunday Service.................... 6:00 p.m. 257-3950
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. Sunday Bible Study ............ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
PRIMERA MISION BAUTISTA Sunday Evening Service..... 7:00 p.m.
.' Murray Road off Hwy. 17 Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m. DIOS ES AMOR
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m. 807 S. 8th Ave.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m. Domingos Escuela
Dom inica ............... ....... 10:00 a.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH Servicion............................. 11:00 a.m. .
3365 South US Hwy 17 Lunes Oracion ....................6:00 p.m.
Morning Service ................ 10:30 a.m. Miercoles Servicio .... ...........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m. EL REMANENTE

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH IGLECIA CRISTINA
513 W. Orange St. 318 W. Main St..
375-2911 Martes Oracion................... 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m. Jueves Servieio................7...7:30 p.m.
Sunday MorningWorship....1:00a.m. Viernes Servicio.....................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........ 6:30p.m.,Domingo Servicio................10:30 a.m

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER ENDTIME CROSSROAD
128 E. Main St. MINISTRY
Sunday School ....................0:00 a.m. 501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m. Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m. Morning Service .................. 1:30 a.m.
Thursday Night Services, Evening Service....... .......7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship. ........7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Kidz Club. ..................7:00 p.m. Friday (Holy Ghost Night) ....7:30 p.m.

ONA FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Comm. Sunday Worship .... ........11:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 am. Sunday Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Supper ............. 6:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
NEW ELIM OF GOD
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST 701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Badger Loop Lane-773-4475 Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday School .........................9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship ........... 10:20 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m. Children's Chuch ................10:40 a.m.
Children's Chuch ..........10:40 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m. Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road 1 57 T CH 773-4182
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
iBible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Disciples Training................6:00 p.m. Moning Worship..........11:00 a.m
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m. Evening Worship ........ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:00 p.m.
ONABAPTIST CURCH WEDNESDAY:
ONA BAPTIST CHURCH Sr. Adult Bible Study ... ......10:00 a.m.
131 Bear Lane 773-2540 Church Orchestra ................ 500 p.m.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m. uth Mi str ................ 6:00 p.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m. Children's Ministry ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m. Legacy of Faith/Mid-Week
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH Worship ............................. 6:00 p.m
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH Adult Choir Rehearsal........ 7:00 p.m.
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ...............1...10:00 a.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Morning Worship ................ :00 a.m. C C
Evening Worip ..............6...:00 p.m. 1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243

Wednesday AWANA for Kids SUNDAY:
.............................................6:30 p.m Generations Cafl O pens........ 9:30 a.m.
Wednsda Prayerm. 70p.m. Kids World Check-In for
Wednesday Prayer Time......... 7:00 p.m. Nursery-5th Grade B gins ..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast.......................... 10:45 a.m .
WAUCHULA Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY (K-5th) ..........10:45 a.m.
Martin Luther King and Apostoic Worship Service. ...............10:45 a.m..
Martin Luther King and Apostolic WEDNESDAY:
Rd. Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m. gade .. ............. 6:15 p.m.
English Service..................11:30 a.m. Classes for children ages PreK- 12th
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m. grade ........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m. FIRST CHURCII OF
THE NAZARENE
CELEBRATION CHURCH 511 W. Palmetto St.
322 Hanchey Rd. Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
863-781-1624 Morning Service ..... .......11:00 a.m.
hardee.celebration.org Evening Worship............... 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Morning Service ....11:00 a.m.' Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m. FIRST MISSIONARY
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m. BAPTIST CHURCH
Childcare provided at all services 1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel) Morning Service ..... .......11:00 a.m.
773-0427 Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m. Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Wedneswda Evening Cell Groups Bible Study ......................6:00 p.m.
Adult Cell Group ................7:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m. FIRST UNITED
Call for locations METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
CHARLIE CREEK Sunday School .............9:45 a m.
BAPTIST CHURCH Traditional Sunday Worship 1:00 a.m.
6885 State Road 64 East 7733447 Casual Sunday Worship....... 6:00 p.m
6885 State Road 64 East Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m Tuesday Bible Study 1000 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m. Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........6:00 p.m. FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m. OF GOD CHURCH

CHURCH OF CHRIST 1397 South Florida Avenue
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St. 773-9386.
773-9678 Early Morning Worship ........8:30 a.m.
Bible Study ........ ...............10:00 a.m. Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m. Late MorningWorship ........11:00 a.m.
Wednsday e........... 71:000 p.m. Wed. Family Night .............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .................. ......... 7:00 p.m. Adult Cide & pou .
CHURCH OF CHRIST Adult Children & Youth
Wil Duke Roadl FLORIDA GOSPEL
773-2249 511 W. Palmetto
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m. 223-5126
Sunday Bible Class........:.....11:30 a.m. 2
Senday Binb leC ss. Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m. enedayM Worship. 7: 30 p.m.
W ed. Night Bible Class ......7:00 p.m W d e a W s p ......... 7:30.p-m.
Men N Leadership & Training Class THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m. Pentecostal
CHURCH OF GOD 810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Martin Luther King Blvd. Morning Service ...............10:00 a.m.
767-0199 Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Wednesday Service.............7:00 p.m.
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
.. 7 .. COMMUNITY CHURCH


WAUCHULA
IGLESIA HISPANA
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9" Ave.
M anes ............... .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 .
Miercoles....................7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010


JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service ..................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.
M morning Service ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ ....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

MINISTERIO INTERNACIOrAL
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 .................... 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.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 am.
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
1' & 3' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ....................1...11:15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service


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

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


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

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

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


Sunday .......................... ...10:00 a.m .

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ..............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:30 p.m.
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS I
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. 735-1200
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Trainng Union ......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...........:....7:00 p.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 ..............11:00 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 ............... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD-
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS,

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


COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281


ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p inm.
Sunday (Spanish) .................7:00 a.m.
(English) .................. 8:30 a.m .
(Spanish)..................... 1:00 a.m .
(Creole).................. ... 1:00 p.m .
Daily Mass in English .......... 830 a.m.


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ZOLFO SPRINGS
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .. ............... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

LIFE CHANGING WORSHIPCENTER
3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship .... ............2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School .................1... 0:00 a.m.
W orship ............................... 1:00 a.m .
Evening ........................ .... 1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7-00 p.m

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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 P.m.
Tuesday Worship ............7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

P'RMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
........ ..... ........................... 7 :00 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ... .................. 0:30 a.m.
Evening Service ...... ........ 6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday .......... ............ 6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH,
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-781-1578
Sunday Service ..... .......... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Movie Night .................... 7:00 p.m.
ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY ".
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-06S6
Sunday School . ................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship...................... 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confiesiones........................ 10:06 a.m.
D octrina............................. 11:30 a.m ."

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


Sacrament Meeting................ 9:00 a.m. 1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Sunday School .. ..............1.... 0:00 a.m
Priesthood ............... ...........1 1:00 a.mm .
W orship ................................10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ............ ..6:00 p.m.
tWed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
t'r TCrossroads &
.r '* ^Lighthouse Min ..........7:00 p.m.

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INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
(863) 735-0470 1258 W. MAIN STREET
(863)73 WAUCHIIULA, FI.
Zolfo Springs, FL Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
SI Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m






January 20, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 3C


Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann Gregg
HIGH SCHOOL RODEO
FHSRA-more of that alphabet soup! And it stands for Florida
High School Rodeo Association.
The 2010-11 season began in late August, and will finish in
May with the state finals. There are rodeos statewide throughout
each school year, but two annual events that can be counted on are
the multi-state gathering that takes place in Perry, Ga., on the first
weekend of November and the rodeos held at our own Reality
Ranch in Zolfo Springs (usually the first weekend in December).
Pastor Randy Johnson enjoys holding cowboy church at Re-
ality Ranch for the high school youth-as the official minister of
Florida High School Rodeo, he travels to other locations as well,
but this one is his home.
I get to cover Jacey Johnson and Corey Fussell. Corey is the
son of 1980 Wauchula graduate Tamme Miller Fussell and Jimmy
Fussell. He is the grandson of Janet Miller and the late Bubba
Miller of Wauchula. This is Corey's final year in high school rodeo,
as he is a senior.
Jacey is the granddaughter of Lamar and Louise Johnson of
south Hardee County. This is her sophomore year. Last July she
traveled to Gillette, Wy., as the only freshman in the entire state to
qualify for high school nationals.
Both youths competed in Perry, Ga., Nov. 5-7. Corey's events
are the roping events of tie-down and team roping (where he rides
the header position). This year he added saddle bronc riding to his
repertoire of events, and the several rides I have witnessed show
him to be a natural. And his custom-made chaps in orange with
turquoise fringe show off his style even more! Jacey's events are
the girls' trilogy of barrels, poles and goats (oh, my!), plus break-
away.
The Perry event includes riders from Georgia, Alabama,
Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Indiana as well as Florida,
with more than 800 competitors in total.
So, congratulations go to Corey for placing first in both tie-
down-with a time of 10.9 seconds against a field of 60 riders--
and saddle bronc riding, with a score of 82, winning him two new
belt buckles. Plus, he won All-Around Cowboy as well, winning a
jacket special made for this event.
The two rodeos at Reality'Ranch were held Dec. 4-5. Jacey
placed in the top six in goat-tying and poles on both days. Corey
took first place in the tie-down, and second place in team-roping,


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The Reality Ranch rodeos mark about the half-way point for
the year. Jacey stands third in poles, fifth in goat-tying, tied for
14th in barrels, and 21st in breakaway. which has her standing in a
tie for fifth place for All-Around Cowgirl.
Corey stands second in saddle bronc riding, third in tie-down,
and 10th in team roping, which has him standing in second place
for All-Around Cowboy, and only six points off the lead. So the
rest of this season should be nail-biters for these two youth!
In addition to the high school competitions. Corey regularly
rides in ranch rodeos with his family: mom Tamme. dad Jimmy
(with whom he shares his roping skills), brother Jamie, and cousin
Robert. Jacey has been a regular winner at the NBHA Youth World
Finals held annually in Jackson. Miss. And both of them have com-
peted in the Arcadia Youth Rodeo Association since its inception in
March of 2008, winning the All-Around saddles the past 2 seasons.
I can personally say that it has been my pleasure to know (and
photograph) both Jacey and Corey over the past several years, and
hopefully into the future. (Jacey's Junior Rodeo goat-tying event at
Reality Ranch in 2005 won this writer the Best of Show in both the
Florida Farm Bureau photo contest and the Hardee County Fair.)
Keep these "Bits, boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg
in on your events and achievements, and she'll keep you covered.
Reach her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding,
Cowboys and Cowgirls!


As header, Corey holds the steer steady so his roping
partner and heeler, Nat Stratton, can complete the catch.
They took second place in Sunday's rodeo in the team
roping event.


Jacey Johnson executes her signature turn around the
third barrel on Ellie, who recently recovered from a frac-
tured skull.


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
Corey Fussell shows the perfect dismount in the tie-
down event, which he won in Sunday's rodeo.


It's a textbook dismount in the goat-tying event for Jacey!


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4C The Herald-Advocate, January 20, 2011



"Cats Beat Pirates & Bulldogs


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats are
peaking at the right time, steal-
ing back-to-back victories from
Port Charlotte and DeSoto last
week.
They're gearing up for the 3A
District 11 tournament which
Hardee will host Feb. 7-11.
This week, they hosted
Sarasota Booker on Tuesday
and greet the Sebring Blue
Streaks tomorrow (Friday).
Tonight's home game against
Avon Park was cancelled due to
mid-term exams.
Next, week, Hardee hosts
Cardinal Mooney on Tuesday
.and plays against top-seeded
Bradenton Southeast on Friday.
There are games Feb. 1 at
Mulberry, a varsity-only visit
from Lake Placid for Senior
Night and a varsity-only home
encounter with Fort Meade on
Feb. 4 to end the regular season.

SOUTHEAST GAME
Hardee started a home streak
last week with a visit from
Southeast, the top team in
District 11. It was rather one-
sided as Southeast took a 73-44
victory home.
"The kids played hard. The
effort was there, but we had a
lot of turnovers. They took a lot
of passes from us. We were
sloppy and Southeast took full


advantage of it," said Head Hardee up 11-9. The second
Coach Vance Dickey. -quarter had several lead
Reginald Smalls had 16 and changes, with Port Charlotte
Antonio Rey 15 for Southeast. leading 19-17 in the slow-scor-
For Hardee, senior Tony ing first half.
Rodriguez was the leader with Junior Brown nailed a jumper
15 points. Classmate Tre' in the key to tie the game once
Anderson had eight, D'Vonte again as the third quarter began.
Hooks six, Carl "Junior" Brown The Pirates splurged or a six-
five, Andrew Hooks four, point lead, and widened it to
Jajuan Hooks three, Bobby seven, before momentum
Brown two and Keshun Rivers swung and Hardee narrowed it
one. Christian Moralez and to 26-28 by the end of the third
Alonso "Kane" Casso added to period.
the floor game. The fourth quarter was the
proverbial barn-burner. After a
PORT CHARLOTTE slow start, Hardee got hot. By
GAME the midway point, Hardee had
Bill Specht brought his Class notched the game at 30-30.
5A Pirates to town expecting a Jajuan Hooks drove in and
victory they had had in the 54- dished to Carl Brown in the cor-
44 win at home earlier in the ner for a long deuce and Hardee
season. He found a different took a lead it would not surren-


Wildcat team to face his senior-
laden squad.
Senior Vinny Montoyo start-
ed the Pirates going with a
three-pointer from the corner. It
was over a minute of defensive
basketball before Rodriguez got
a deuce for Hardee, but shortly,
Junior Brown went baseline for
a shot and Rodriguez rebound-
ed it to give Hardee a 4-3 lead.
That lasted about 10 seconds
when Pirate senior George
Nackley hit a shot to put his
team up 5-4. There were five
lead changes in the rest of the
quarter, which ended with


der.
As the lead grew, Port
Charlotte began to foul to try to
get the ball. Down the stretch
Hardee made its free throws.
Jajuan Hooks made 8-of-8 and
D'Vonte Hooks 3-of-4. As a
result, Hardee won 45-36.
No Pirate had more than 10
points. D'Vonte Hooks topped
the Wildcats with 15 points.
Rodriguez and Jajuan Hooks
each had 10, Brown eight, and
Anderson, limited by fouls, had
two points. Hardee made 15-of-
18 at the charity stripe.
"It was a team win. We


rebounded well. Port Charlotte
was, like us, cold from the field.
We took advantage and hit our
free throws down the stretch.
Christian Moralez came in
when needed and made a great
contribution with his presence
although he doesn't have the
points to show it," said Dickey.

DESOTO GAME
The Wildcats had lost to the
Bulldogs in early December but
were without a key player now
off the team because of an
attack on an official later that
month. The Wildcats were also
a different team than the incon-
sistent one the Bulldogs faced
over a month ago.
Karaious Polk stole the ball
and put the Bulldogs on the
board first. It was well over a
minute more of feeling out each
other before D'Vonte Hooks
was fouled and made both free
throws. Hardee forged ahead on
a Jajuan Hooks jumper and a
pair of Carl Brown foul shots,
only to have DeSoto surge
back, tie the game and go in
front. Back and forth; it was a
12-12 game at the end of the
first quarter.
It continued to go back and
forth, with Jajuan Hooks nail-
ing a trey from the corner mid-
way through the quarter to
bring Hardee within 18-19.
Hooks then stole the ball for a


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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Suited up for the junior varsity Wildcats are (front row, from left) Jacob Neuhofer, Ledarius Sampson, Zack Neuhofer
and Steve Metayer; (back) Coach Vance Dickey, Daniel Boehm, Keyon Brown and Lucious Everett.


Taking the floor for the varsity Wildcats are (front, from left to right) Jimmy Vallejo, Bobby Brown, Tre'Anderson and
Jajuan Hooks; (back) Head Coach Vance Dickey, Carl juniorr" Brown, D'Vonte Hooks, Tony Rodriguez and Christian
Moralez.


deuce to put Hardee on top
-20-19. As the half wound down,
DeSoto took a 30-26 advantage
into the locker room. .
Senior James Greene hit the
first points of the second half to
widen the Bulldog lead. Hardee
kept focused and gradually
brought it back. When Ander-
son stole the ball and threw
long to Andrew Hooks, Hardee
took the lead 33-22.
Although DeSoto threatened,
Hardee mostly kept the lead for
the rest of the game, staying
from five to three points up in
the third period. DeSoto took a
brief one-point edge midway
through the fourth, only to have
Hardee fight back, force turn-
overs and capitalize on foul
shots.
The stands, with about 30
blue-chested supporters includ-
ed, erupted in the final minutes
as the Hardee lead grew to 60-
54. Try as they could, the
Bulldogs could not recover. The
Wildcats won 62-56.
Polk led DeSoto with 17
points and Greene added 14.
The Bulldogs were only one-of-
13 at the foul line, while Hardee
had 18-of-29.
Carl Brown and Andrew
Hook shared the Hardee lead
with 13 points apiece. Jajuan
Hooks chipped in with 11,
Rodrigues nine, D'Vonte Hooks
had eight and Anderson six.
"We beat DeSoto; that's pret-
ty much the story," said Dickey.
"It was a district win on a
Friday night. We played hard.
Junior Brown was 9-of-11 at the
charity stripe, "Dickey contin-
ued.
"It was a pretty hectic pace.
DeSoto is a lot bigger than us
and hurt us on the boards. We
got a lot of loose ball and kept
playing hard. We had trouble
against their zone. I have to
give DeSoto credit, they made it
difficult for us.
"The crowd support, the blue.
birds, did pump us up and
helped us get some energy
plays. It also make our guys
have a hard time hearing in-
structions, so there's pros and
cons to that. DeSoto did every-
thing it could, but their shots
stopped falling and ours were
going in," concluded Dickey.

JV GAMES
The JV sat out on Tuesday
night as Southeast doesn't have
a JV squad.
They made a good try on
Thursday night against the jun-
ior Pirates of Port Charlotte.
The game was tied 8-8 after the
first quarter, but Port Charlotte
had a 20-point second stanza to
take a 28-15 halftime advan-
tage. Hardee did better in the
second half. but never could
make up the deficit and lost 51-
40.
Keyon Brown was the game's
high scorer with 21 points.
Steve Metayer was next with 13
points, some every quarter.
Lucius Everett added three,
Zack Neuhofer two and Kane
Casso one.
"They need some work on
their entry passes. Our defense
has to work out some kinks in
the game plan, but they tried
hard. We just had too many
turnovers trying to get the ball
inside,:" commented Dickey.


The junior 'Cats came back
-on Friday determined to win.
After a seesaw first half, Hardee
*trailed DeSoto 21-20. The
teams traded leads in the open-
ing moments of the second ses-'
sion and were still down 39-36
as the third period ended, but
Hardee was without the servic-
es of Keyon Brown, who had
fouled out.
Hardee mounted a comeback
in the fourth quarter. With
DeSoto upping its lead to 41-
36, Hardee had its work cut out.
Ledarius Sampson stole the ball
and fed Casso for a deuce.
Shortly, Daniel Boehm had the
ball and dished to Casso for
another shot to cut the lead to
40-41.
When Casso nailed a trey,
Hardee had tied the game 43-
all. Metayer added a trey to
make it 46-43 and the young
'Cats were in charge. It was a
hectic, helter-skelter for the
final two minutes, with no scor-
ing but a single Bulldog free
throw. Hardee won 46-44.
Diandre Williams was high
man for Desoto with 12 points.
Casso matched him as leading
scorer for Hardee. Everett had
10 points, Sampson and Brown
each nine and Metayer five.
Boehm and the Neuhofer twins,
Jacob and Zack contributed on
defense and assists.
"They' stuck together. When
we lost Keyon (to fouls), the
tempo just picked up. The kids
kept cool. It's been a benefit for
the varsity and JV to practice
together. They are playing
together and staying together
well," said JV head coach
Travis Bone.




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to offer free weekly computer
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County.
Currently, Introduction to
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at th.. Hardee County Public
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Introduction to the Internet and
Word Processing will also be
offered.
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hands-on experience in surfing
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a controlled environment. Our
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teach users the cut, copy and
paste functions.
The library is located in the
government center on U.S. 17
and Oak Street in Wauchula.
For schedules and information,
call the Hardee County Public
Library at 773-6438.

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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 al 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
0040'56" 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 84*35'58"'
E, 180.00 feet; N 63004'37"'
E, 128.72 feet; N 43*08'10"
E, 236.90 feet; N 22*27'25"
E, 293.51 feet; N 11050'27"
W, 131.26 feet; N 01*33'59"'
W, 167.86 feet; N 5504'25"
E, 425.60 feet; S 89*39'15"
E, 700.00 feet for a Point of
Beginning; thence S
0705'47" E, along said
centerline, a distance of
650.00 feet; thence N
7825'56" 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
18-35'46" W, 773.47 feet;
thence S 47*58'42" 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 89*35'29"
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 88*33'04"
East 112.33 feet; North
6524'24" East 134.11 feet;
North 5513'15" East
171.31 feet; North
88*55'16" East 380.47 feet;
North 66018'45" 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
22o27'25" East 293.51 feet;
North 11 50'27" West
131.26 feet; North
01 33'59" West 167.86 feet;
North 55004'25" 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 78025'56" 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 78025'56"
East 306.41 feet; North
6551 '10" East 731.47 feet;
North 00020'45" 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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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 Callile 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
., .1:13,20c

INLWUE 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, PA., 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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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-OS37

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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRC
AND FOR HARDEE CO
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 252010DRO0

IN RE: THE PETITION OF
PRJ/CX, A MINOI



NOTICE OF ACTION


TO:
WHITNEY JUSTICE
611 E. SUMMIT
WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

and

SHANE BARRINGTON
413 WINTHROP ST.
AVON PARK, FLORIDA


YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, If
any, to it on Richard K. Justice,
whose address is 478 River Lane,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 on or
before February 18, 2011, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court at PO Draw&r 1749, br 417
W. Main St.,' Room #202,
Wauchula, FL 33873, before ser-
vice on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.

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

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

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

Dated this 11 day of January,
2011.

B. Hugh Bradley,
Clerk of Court

BY: Connie Coker D.C.

"If you are a person with a dis-
ability, who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to o6u, to the provision
or certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service 711."

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WILD ABOUT LEARNING


COURTESY PHOTO
Ofc. -Jordan Hilliard of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission visited the
fifth-grade students at Zolfo Springs Elementary School on Dec. 8. The students were
able to learn about FWC careers. Hilliard also answered questions concerning the
state's wildlife and recreational activities. Students were fascinated with the informa-
tion he was able to provide about all different kinds of native and nonnative species
found in Florida's forests and waters. They were given a tour of an official FWC vehicle
and airboat. They even had the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with
Florida's state reptile. Hilliard stressed the importance of taking care of wildlife and
their habitats and of being good stewards of the environment and its resources.


With money in your pock-
et, you are wise and you
are handsome and you
sing well, too.
-Yiddish Proverb

Money isn't everything-but
it's a long way ahead of
what comes next.
-Edmund Stockdale


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252010CA000578


FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
1:13,20c WAUCHULA, a national banking
Association organized under the
OF THE laws of the United States of
'UIT IN America,
UIT IN Plaintiff
)UNTY,

vs.
00706 MIGUEL PONCE AND MIRTHA
PONCE, Husband and wife AND
and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE
R CHILD As Unknpwn Tenants, In
Possession Of 'he" object
/ Property.'' Io'
.N Defendants.
N


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
140 North on Main Street
77 feet and 9 inches;
thence North 14 West 110
feet; thence West 140
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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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLO

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252010CPOO

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


NOTICE TO CREDIT

The administration
estate of GLENDA J. ROB
A/K/A GLENDA JOYCE M
ROBINSON, deceased,
date of death was Oct
2010; File Number
CP000095, is pending
Circuit Court for Hardee
Florida, Probate Divisi
address of which is Pos
Box 1749, Wauchula, FL
The names and address
personal representative
personal representative'
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the d
and other persons having
or demands against dei
estate, on whom a copy
notice is required to be
must file their claims w
court WITHIN THE LATE
MONTHS AFTER THE T
THE FIRST PUBLICATI
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
THE DATE OF SERVICE
COPY OF THIS NOTI
THEM.
All other creditors of th
dent and other persons
claims or demands again
dent's estate must fil
claims with this court W
MONTHS AFTER THE D
THE FIRST PUBLICATI
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILE
IN THE TIME PERIOD
FORTH IN SECTION 733
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
WILL BE FOREVER BARR
NOTWITHSTANDING TI
PERIOD SET FORTH
ANY CLAIM FILED T
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF D
BARRED.
The date of first public
this Notice is January 13,

Personal Represe
JOHNNIE EARL ROE
A/K/A JOHN EARL ROI
4521 MAPL
Bowling Green, F

Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire
FBN:114278
dba@gendersalvarez.com
Anthony F. Diecidue, Esqi
FBN 146528
afd@gendersalvarez.com
GENDERS ALVAREZ *
DIECIDUE, P.A.
2307 West Cleveland Stre
Tampa, Florida 33609
Phone: (813) 254-4744
Fax: (813) 254-5222


white building at the intersec-
tion of U .S. 17 South and Oak
ay a lot Street), 110 W. Oak St. (through
:r tangi- the south entrance), Wauchula.
d waste That office can be reached by e-
mail at www.hardeepa.net or by
ules for calling 773-2196./
and ex- Fire/solid waste assessment
cents. exemption requests are filed at
tax ex- the Office of Budget and Fi-
through nance, Room 204, Courthouse
file for Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
re/solid Wauchula. That office can also
ay 1-31. be reached by e-mail to bon-
ications nie.heggie@hardeecounty.net
rty Ap- or by calling 773-3199.
:m 103, Tax exemptions are based on
(the big the property owner, residency,
ownership and value, and the
use of the property as of Jan. 1.
If a property owner had an ex-
~ emlrli~'n last year, they should
T FORA already have received a card
)RIDA about it. The card only needs to
be returned if there is a differ-
)0095 ence in eligibility since last
year.
There are a variety of exemp-
tions, including the regular up
CLEOD to $50,000 homestead exemp-
tion, and a possible extra sen-
/ iors exemption for people 65 or
older on limited incomes; dis-
ORS ability, veterans, active duty
of the military, and widow and wid-
3INSON ower exemptions.
ICLEOD Greenbelt exemptions are for
whose people who lease or use their
tober 8, land primarily for agricultural
252010- purposes.
in the Tangible taxes are for busi-
County,
on, the ness people who have business,
st Office commercial, venture or rental
. 33873. business and/or equipment over
Ds of the $25,000 in value. If it is nearly
and the that, it is better to check with
s attor- the Property Appraiser's Office

ecedent to be sure, as there is a penalty
g claims for not filing.
cedent's There are two kinds of as-
of this sessments and although they are
served included on people's tax "-bills,
Rvih this the come out of the office of
ER OF 3
IME OF budget and management, not
ON OF the Property Appraiser's office.
S AFTER Everyone has a fire assess-
E OF A ment of $136 a year. People in
CE ON the unincorporated areas of the
he dece- county also pay the solid waste
having disposal assessment of $70 as
st dece- well as their collection fees.
e their People in the three communities
'ITHIN 3 pay solid waste through their
ATE OF community utility bills.
ON OF Exemption for assessments is

D WITH- based on income. If 'anyone in
)S SET the household receives Medi-
.702 OF caid, the household may be
E CODE exempt. This may be particular-
IED. ly helpful in homes where
HE TIME grandparents are struggling to
ABOVE,
NO (2) raise grandchildren. If no one is
ER THE on Medicaid, there is a formula
EATH IS for determining the eligibility
under the federal poverty guide-
;ation of lines, which differ for every
2011. household. For questions call

tentative: 773-3199 after May 1, when fil-
BINSON ing begins.
BINSON
LE LANE Who is rich? He that is
L 33834 content. Who is that?
Nobody.
-Benjamin Franklin

uire If you want to know what
God thinks of money, just
look at the people he gave
it to.
?et -Dorothy Parker

I'm living so far beyond my
income that we may
1:13,20c almost be said to be living
--- apart.


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January 20, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 7C .


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Timoteo Aley Rivera,- 23,
Tampa, and Derby Gonzalez-
Reyes, 28, Tampa.
Zackary Robert Stephenson,
23, Sebring, and Sandy Jean
Staton, 27, Wauchula.
Raymon Joseph, 70, Wau-
chula, and Marie Joseph, 79,
Wauchula.
Robert Valentino Moore, 46,
Wauchula, and Ashley Marie
Kilgore. 25, Wauchula.
Juan Martin Valdez, 26,
Wauchula, and Tamela Marie
Grace,.26, Wauchula.
Juan Manuel Gutierrez
Ceballos, 24, Wauchula, and
Jessica Elena Garcia, 25,
Wauchula.
Benjamin Willis Sanders, 24,
Bowling Green, and Nora
Lopez, 39, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Cavalry Portfolio Services
LLC vs. Thomas Toledo and
Agustin Toledo, judgment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Juan Martinez, default judg-
ment.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Benjamin A.
Willis and Melanie Kay Willis,
judgment.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Kenneth Pauly, soliciting
prostitution and indecent expo-
sure, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution (COP), $50 inves-
tigative fees, 40 hours commu-
nity service.
Michael Damien Brewer,
petit theft, criminal mischief,
disorderly intoxication, posses-
sion of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,


adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP, 25 hours
community service.
Lem John Brown, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Maria Natividad Dominguez,
domestic battery, not prosecut-
ed.
Daniel Farias, violation of a
domestic violence injunction
for protection, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 public defender
fee, $50 COP.
Luis Gutierrez-Gonzales, of-
fering to commit prostitution
and indecent exposure, proba-
tion six months, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs, 40 hours
community service.
, Marvin Yovany Hernandez-
Elias, trespass on property other
than structure or conveyance,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Marco Huerta-Casillas, do-
mestic battery, not prosecuted.
Garrett D. Rankin, attempt-
ing to take wildlife from right
of way, adjudication withheld,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Miguel Rodriguez, loiter-
ing/prowling, adjudication
withheld, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
Andrew Ray Wheeler, petit
theft, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, ACF
Mile Post Class, stay away from
property, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$50 COP, 25 hours community
service.
Adrianna Wing, trespass,
adjudication withheld, time
served, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP, $50 investiga-
tive costs.
Jimmy Reshod Fuller, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion one year, random screens,
substance abuse evaluation/-
treatment, no contact with co-
defendant, warrantless search


MEETING NOTICE
The HARDEE COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
invites the Public to the

KICK-OFF MEETING

for
SUSTAINABLE HARDEE:
VISIONING FOR THE FUTURE
5
Please come share your thoughts and ideas
of what is needed in your community

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011

6:00-8:00 P.M.
HARDEE COUNTY CIVIC CENTER
515 Civic Center Dr., Wauchula

Please contact the Planning Department
at 863 767 1964 or
kevin.denny@hardeecounty.net
with any questions
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and seizure, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP, 50 hours com-
munity service; contribution to
the delinquency or depen-
dencey of a child, not prosecut-
ed.
Craig Russell Carpenter, do-
mestic battery, completed pre-
trial diversion program, not
prosecuted.
Candace Denise Kilpatrick,
battery, one month in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$677 fine and court costs, $50
COP, $50 investigative fees.
Gabriel Villegas-Encarna-
cion, trespass on property other
than structure or conveyance,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Albertano Zuniga, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Stephanie Garay and Mic-
hael Allen Garay, divorce.
Veronica Garcia Espinoza vs.
Jose Luis Espinoza Jr., petition
for injunction for protection.
Chase Bank USA vs. David
Albritton Jr., damages-con-
tracts and indebtedness.
Wauchula Police Department
vs. Inosa Darceus, petition for
forfeiture.
Jema Cuevas and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Mario Reyna, petition for
enforcement of administrative
child support order.
Kathy Gregg vs. Vasilio P.
Diakninalis et al, damages-
negligence.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Marerete Vargas
and Francisco Vargas, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Abel R. Ramirez and DOR
vs. Laci Jewel Cantu, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Natali Castillas Huerta and
DOR vs. Rey L. Mier, petition
for child support.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Heather Lang and DOR vs.
Joshua J. Alderman, child sup-
port order.
Vanessa Guadalupe Gonza-
lez and DOR vs. Jose Jumberto
Gonzalez Jr., child support
order.
Tommie IzfGaster s. Flor-
ida Parole Commission .nd the
state Department of Corrections
(DOC), petition for injunction
denied.
Marvin E. Connell vs. DOC,
petition denied.
Artemio Ibarra vs. State
Farm Mutual Automobile In-
surance Co., order for dis-
missal.
Aurora Loan Services LC vs.
Priscilla Moralez Gonzalez et
al, dismissed for lack of prose-
cution.
Catalina Rodriguez and
DOR vs. Carlos Fabian, child
support order.
Melody Colavito vs. Joseph


R. Colavito Jr., injunction for
protection.
Robert Dutton vs. David
Robert Dutton, injunction for
protection.
Samantha Carrion vs. An-
thony Briseno, injunction for
protection.
Kayla Ann Moralez vs. Chris
Davon Cook, injunction for
protection.
Monalisa Gonzalez vs. Javier
Delarosa Rojas, voluntary dis-
missal of injunction for protec-
tion.
Mindy Apolinar vs. Jesus
Apolinar. voluntary dismissal
of injunction for protection.
Crecencio Cardoza and DOR
vs. Sandra Botello Cardoza,
child support order.
Amy Elaine Shepard and
DOR vs. Samuel Guardiola,
child support and arrearages
order.
Heather Cobb and DOR vs.
James Wilton Cobb, child sup-
port and arrearages order.
Maria Rosa Drake vs. Wal-
Mart Stores Inc., joint stipula-
tion for dismissal approved.
Maria Elena Tavares and
DOR ,vs. Julio Cesar Tavares-
Tapia, child support order.
Danny J. Congleton and
Kimberly A. Congleton, order.
Home partners Finance I
LLC vs. Joe T. and Ana L.
Contreras et al, judgment of.
mortgage foreclosure.
Lucinao Narajo vs. Towerhill
Select Insurance Co., voluntary
dismissal.
Patricia Reyes and DOR vs.
Maria E. Cleto, voluntary dis-
missal.
Pedro Cleto and DOR vs.
Maria E. Cleto, voluntary dis-
missal.
Doris C. Freeman and DOR
vs. Francisco Granadero, child
support contempt order.
Michelle Briseno Jones and
DOR vs. Calvin L. McLeod,
child support order.
Angelica Padron and DOR
vs. Nicolas Castillo, child sup-
port contempt order.
Eunice E. Howell and DOR
vs. Ricky Wayne Rogers, child
support order.
Tonya Svendsen and
Catarino Borjas, voluntary dis-
missal of injunction for protec-
tion,
David W. Anderson Sr. vs.
Michael D. St. Louis and
Tammie Lee Delong St. Louis,
judgment of mortgage foreclo-
sure.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Miguel and
Mirtha Ponce et al, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
HSBC Bank USA as trustee
vs. Robert E. McCann Jr.,
Louise M. McCann et al, volun-
tary dismissal.
Chase Bank USA vs. Donna
A. Steffens, voluntary dis-
missal.
Diversicare Leasing Corp.
d/b/a Hardee Manor Health
Care Center vs. Vernon M.
Manley Jr. and Lillian Manley,
voluntary dismissal.
Latravia Letricia Harris and
DOR vs. Damar Lafred
McCrary, child support con-
tempt order


Carolina Maldonado and
DOR vs. Andy Byers, child
support order.
Suzanne Marlowe Escobedo
and DOR vs. Juan Antonio
Escobedo, child support order.
Isabel Ortiz Ruiz and DOR
vs. Shawn C. Rhymes, child
support order.
Michelle L. Martin and
Robert G. Martin, divorce.
Michelle T. Knight and
Joseph K. Knight, divorce.
Maria Guadalupe Luna and
DOR vs. Miguel J. Avalos,
modification of child support.

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.
Linda Joyce Johnston, place
where controlled substances are
illegally kept, sold or used, not
prosecuted.
John Donald McCauley, pos-
session of methamphetamine,
introducing contraband into a
county detention facility, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
and no valid license, transferred
to county misdemeanor and
criminal traffic court.
Roberto Rodriguez, posses-
sion of a structure for
traffic/sale or manufacture of a
controlled substance and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
probation three years, no alco-
hol or drugs, substance
abuse/mental health evalua-
tion/treatment, random screens,
warrantless search and seizure,
$520 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $100
COP.
James Mark Smith, sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000
feet of a park-amended to
within 1,000 feet of a church,
eight years Florida State
Prison-suspended, probation
five years to include a mini-
mum of two years in a residen-
tial treatment center, no alcohol
or drugs, substance/mental
health abuse evaluation/treat-
ment, license suspended two
years, curfew, warrantless
search and seizure, $520 fines


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
HARDEE COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 10-1 -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. 2010-05 on December
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, Recom-
mendations and Comments Report, (if any), are available
for public inspection Monday through Friday, except for
legal holidays, during normal 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 infor-
mation 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 recom-
mended 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 peti-
tion 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,
FA.C. A petition for leave to intervene shall be filed at the
Division of 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 waiv-
er of any right such a person has to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES., or to participate
in the administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed,
mediation is available pursuant to Sub-section 163.
3189(3)(a), ES., 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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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
9h 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.: 25201OTD009XXXX1:627c
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and court costs, $350 public
defender fees, $100 COP.
Dallas Eugene Moses Jr.,
violation of community con-
trol-house arrest (original
charge criminal mischief), com-,
munity controlled re-instituted
for one year, $100 COP and 100
hours community service added
to outstanding fines and fees.
Joshua Lee Smith, violation
of probation (original charges
burglary of conveyance, grand
theft and petit theft), probation
revoked, two years six months
Florida State Prison, CTS and
concurrent with Polk County
sentence.

The following real estate:
transactions of $10,000 or,
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Vernon L. and Zella Warren
to John M. and Faye C.
Moseley, $140,000.
Evelyn R. Rapp to Debra
Ann Gover and Donald A.
Rapp, $21,000.
Gray R. Roberts Jr. and
Donna E. Roberts to Florida
Land Investments Property
LLC $160,000.
Sand Dollar IV LLC to
Retail Property Investments
LLC, $1,207,955.56.
Barbara Ann Staton and
Cynthia Leann Smith to
Abraham Mejia-Hernandez,
$79,500.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Kenneth W. and
Nancy J. Anderson, $35,909.95.
Benjamin Wood Gibson to
Robert Henry Gibson II,
$69,602.
Randall L. Gibson and Linda
D. Gibson to Marilyn G. Lafon
as trustee,$ 115,000.




ABOUT ...
School News.
The Herald-Advocate en-
courages submissions from
Hardee County schools.
Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


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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. 16, David Oviedo, 23, of Orange Street, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with disorderly intox-
ication and contempt of court.
Jan. 16, Clinton AshleyBoney, 38, of 5071 S. Hammock Rd.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr.
Eduardo Cruz and charged with DUI.
Jan. 16, a residential burglary on Ninth Street West, fights on
Morales Drive and on Riverside Drive, and a theft on George
Anderson Road were reported.
Jan. 14, Marcus Allen Carter, 21, of 1114 Downing Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of withhold-
ing support of children.
Jan. 14, Brandon James George, 27, of 105 Golden Oaks
Road: Zolfo Springs, was arrested by the county wide Drug Task
Force (DTF) and charged with sale of a synthetic narcotic within
1,000 feet of a specified location, three counts sale of synthetic nar-
cotics, two counts sale of amphetamines, and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
Jan. 14, David Gene Savage, 45, of 214 W. Bay St., Wauchula,
was arrested by DTF and charged with two counts of sale of a syn-
thetic narcotic within 1,000 feet of a specified location.
Jan. 14, Jose Antonio Lobato, 28, of 250 Maxwell Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with delivery/distri-
bution of drugs within 1,000 feet of a specified location and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 14, residential burglaries on Cedar Street and on U.S. 17
North were reported.
Jan. 13, a residential burglary on Griffin Road and thefts on
Chamberlain Street and on Johnston Road were reported.
Jan. 12, Jacobo Ramirez Mendoza, 27, of 3055 Hickory
Court, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and
charged with DUI, hit-and-run leaving the scene of a crash, resist-
ing an officer without violence and two other traffic charges.
Jan. 12, Christopher Lowell Grice, 39, of 1005 Main St.,
Titusville, was arrested on a charge of withholding support of chil-
dren.
Jan. 12, Gloria Vaughn Stevens, 62, of 256 Dixie Blvd.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. David Drake on a charge of
contempt of court.
Jan. 12, a residential burglary on Old Bradenton Road, a tag
stolen on North Eighth Avenue and a theft on Center Hill Road
were reported.
Jan. 11, Jarret William Cobb, 29, of 4421 Lighthouse Ave.,
Lake Wales, was arrested by Det. Sgt. John Shivers on a charge of
violation of probation.
Jan. 11, Frank Romeo III, 42, of 1615 Lincoln St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on three counts of violation of pro-
bation.
Jan. 11, Guadalupe Panzo Munguia, 37, of 1582 Old Brad-
enton Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge


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Fish Busters
By Bob WIaendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


THE 9-HEADED MARSH SERPENT
In classic Greek mythology, the Hydra was a marsh serpent
that had nine heads to start with, but each time one was cut off, two
more grew back-until Hercules slew it.
"Hydra" makes a rather fitting root word for Hydrilla verticil-
lata, a submersed nonnative plant from India that first appeared in
Florida in the late 1950s, rapidly spreading throughout much of the
state.
Hydrilla has been described as "the perfect aquatic weed"
because of its tolerance to conditions that prevent other native
plants from flourishing, including its tolerance of low light, high
turbidity and various salinities and nutrient conditions.
Hydrilla was introduced to Florida as an aquarium plant.
With few natural biocontrols, such as native insects or dis-
eases, the plant can rapidly occupy nearly the entire water-column
of shallow lakes. It can affect navigation, water storage and water
flow, which is needed to prevent flooding.
It can spread on boat motors or trailers even after it appears to
be thoroughly driedout, and it can survive the virtually dry soils of
dewatered lakes and rapidly take over when the lake refloods.
Chemical and other control efforts, including biological and
mechanical approaches, cost millions of state dollars annually.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is cre-
ating a long-term black bass management plan, and one of the crit-
ical aspects to consider is that of aquatic plant management and
how to deal with exotic plants such as hydrilla.
What makes invasive plant management so complicated is that
hydrilla can benefit recreational fisheries and waterfowl popula-
tions and even help support endangered species such as the snail
kite. On the other hand, conservation philosophies and the eco-
nomics of attempting to manage it provide a compelling reason to
try to keep it out of new areas and control it before it harms navi-
gation, flood control, potable and irrigation water supplies, recre-
ation and the beauty of lakes.
A recent meeting dealing with management plans for hydrilla
on Lake Tohopekaliga, co-hosted by the FWC and the U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service, highlighted some of the controversy.
"Lake Toho contains large amounts of hydrilla, which can
cause navigation problems and limit access to boaters," said Bill
Caton, the FWC's Invasive Plant Management Section leader.
"This plant also provides an abundant food source and habitat used
by a nonnative variety of apple snail that lives in the lake." In turn.
the snail is eaten by snail kites, which are among the most endan-
gered birds in Florida, making Lake Toho one of the few areas in
the state where kites can find plenty of food.
Consequently, the FWC and the USFWS will adjust when and
where hydrilla is treated so enough snails will be available when
kites nest next spring.
The Audubon Society and the FWC want to protect snail kites.
Other stakeholders, like the Florida Freshwater Fisheries Coalition,
want enough submersed plants to provide good fish habitat but also
open areas for anglers to catch fish.
If too much hydrilla is left untreated, plant biomass could
affect flood control.
Now that biologists have laid out these pros and cons of
'hydrilla treatment in various situations, the FWC is reviewing the
first draft of the Black Bass Management Plan.
You can contribute to the dialogue by completing a brief sur-
vey on aquatic plant management at www.SurveyMonkey.com/-
s/bbmp_plants.
In the meantime, does anyone know where we can find anoth-
er Hercules to take on our Hydra-ilia issue'?
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is
nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a
man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vac-
uum, it makes one.
-Ben Franklin


of violation of probation.
Jan. 11, criminal mischief on Chamberlain Boulevard and a
theft on Dixianna Drive were reported.
Jan. 10, Charles Jason Sanders. 34. of 477 Rest Haven Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Jan. 10, Mayra Alejandra Castillo, 21, of 3124 Elm St.. Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Jan. 10, Elmarco Rashard Blount, 27, of 2951 Oak Hill St.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Jan. 10, a business burglary on SR 64 East and a theft on
Greenleaf Drive were reported.
WAUCHULA
Jan. 16, Lindsay Bruce Osterman, 56, of 1210 Weston Court,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with
disorderly intoxication.
Jan. 16, Jose Daniel Alonso, 22, of 313 River Chase Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with
DUI and two other traffic offenses.
Jan. 16, criminal mischief on South Florida Avenue was
reported.
Jan. 15, Mitchell Lee Gant, 51, of 56 Harold Dr., Leesburg,
was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with resisting an
officer with violence, battery on an officer, fleeing without regard
to safety and two other traffic offenses.
Jan. 14, residential burglaries on Peace Drive and on South


10th Avenue were reported.
Jan. 13, a theft on U .S. 17 South was reported.
Jan. 12, Shimarr Deffun Jackson, 20, of 310 Martin Luther
King Jr.. Ave., Wauchuli, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and
charged with burglary with assault or battery, simple assault-
threat to do violence and criminal mischief damage to property.
Jan. 12, James Rozzle Ligon, 51, of 3050 Spruce St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Paul Bohannan and charged with sale
of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a specified location and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 12, a fight on East Bay Street was reported.
Jan. 11, Harry Sherritt, 60, of 404 N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas, and charged with smuggling
contraband into a prison, battery, and possession of drugs without
a prescription.
Jan. 11, Brian Keith Staton, 41, of 403 E. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Gabe Garza and charged with
unarmed burglary of a conveyance and trespassing on a structure or
conveyance.
Jan. 11, burglary of a conveyance on North Third Street was
reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 13, criminal mischief on Sellers Street was reported.
Jan. 10, Timmy Lee Coon, 28, of 110 E. Banana St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold on an out-of-county
warrant.
Jan. 10, a theft on East Main Street was reported.


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