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Volunteers Care For

Cancer Victims

... Column 7C


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


Thursday, January 27, 2011


"Stomping" May Have Murderec

y CYNTHIA KRAHL Sheriff's Maj. Randy Dey said charge of second-degree mur- scribed the trailer as one-half of Modular Steel Co.
fThe Herald-Advocate the victim was about 30 years der. a new double-wide office trail- After finding Ruiz dead, the
A homeless migrant worker old. Pedroza is being held without er, with Visqueen plastic sheet- friend went to the Taco Express


was found dead last week in a
stored office trailer where he
often slept.
Hardee County sheriff's au-
thorities have tentatively identi-
fied the man as Antonio Ruiz.


PRETTY GIRLS?


Arrested in his death is
Bernabe Garduna Pedroza, 37,
of 639 Green St., Wauchula. He
was booked into the Hardee
County Jail late Wednesday
afternoon of last week on a


bond pending trial.
According to Dey, Ruiz' body
was discovered at about 10 a.m.
on Monday by a friend who had
gone to the trailer where Ruiz
sometimes stayed. Dey de-


ing covering the open side.
Dey said the trailer was
among others stored near an
orange grove south of Wal-Mart
and east of Aaron's Rental by
the manufacturer, Southeast


restaurant in the shopping cen-
ter and asked the workers there
to call police.
The major said he and detec-
tives Manuel Martinez and
Andrew McGuckin responded


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
You can dress them for the part, but can you make young ladies out of them for the evening? These courageous and fun-loving fellows will give it
a try in the Miss Project Graduation pageant on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Hardee County Agri-Center at Stenstrom and Altman Roads west of
Wauchula. Taking the stage in hilarious hijinks are (front row, left to right) Anthony Hernandez Jr., Lincoln Saunders, Jake Mayer, Taylor Barlow,
Josh Fuentes, Luis Mata, Victor Gonzales, Austin Prestridge and Fernando Hernandez; (back row) Kyle Ward, Kyle Bodeck, Donovan Richardson,
Jacob Anderson, Christopher Rivera, Paul Salina, Ciro Molina, Chris Oden, George Ayala and Clark Zelyk; (not pictured) Jacob Dobson, Conner
Shepard, Jarred Talley, DVonte Hooks, Lunior St. Louis and Adam Lazarak. To get in on the fun, tickets are $5 with $2 parking. All proceeds will
support a safe graduation party for the graduates of 2011.




Business Gets $300,000 Remodel 'Free'


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A local investor will benefit
from a $300,000 renovation of
his property.
Putting together a plan to use
Wauchula Community Rede-
velopment Agency and .county
Industrial Development Au-
thority funding to upgrade the
old Ben Franklin store on West
Main Street will allow the Sears
store to move there.
The 121 W. Main St. proper-
ty is currently owned by Roy A.
Brown, who has been working
on most of the block, from 121
to 125 West Main. He now pro-
poses to sell the 121 W. Main
St. portion of the property to
Joel McQueen, who recently
took over the Sears franchise
store at the north end of town.
Under the agreement the two
have forged, McQueen will pay



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INDEX
Classifieds ......... 6B
Community Calendar .2A
Courthouse Report ... 5C
Crime Blotter ....... 4C
Hardee Living ....... 28
Information Roundup .18
Obituaries .......... 4A
School Lunch Menu. ..2A



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Brown $500,000 for the 9,100-
square-feet property on a five-
year note for three percent
interest. The interest payment
of $1,250 monthly is more
attractive than the current
$4,000 rent he pays at his cur-
rent location. The final
$500,000 purchase payment
would be due in the 60th,
month."I would not buy the
building without the renova-
tions being done. It's isn't
worth $500,000," said Mc-
Queen recently.
Under the agreement with
IDA and CRA, neither he nor
Brown will have to reimburse
the city CRA or county IDA for
the renovations to the building
necessary to meet Sears fran-
chise standards.


IDA and CRA both began
consider getting involved in the
project in December. They
would prefer to have an occu-
pied downtown building to a
vacant one. A tentative estimate
provided in December by L.
Cobb Construction says the
work needed will cost about
$295,260.
At its Jan. 12 meeting, the
IDA authorized up to $150,000.
The motion, made by Vanessa
Hernandez and seconded by
Jim See and approved by the
board, approves "a matching
grant to the CRA up to
$150,000 to rehab the 121 W.
Main St. property for the relo-
cation of Sears; with the condi-
tion that the CRA or its assignee
have first right of refusal to pur-


Commissioner Sentenced

Gets Probation/Fines


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Wauchula city commis-
sioner accused of violating state
law at his place of business has
reached a plea agreement with
prosecutors that spares him a
felony criminal record.
Clarence Bolin, 68, of 808 S.
10th Ave. and owner of Bolin's
Decorating Center, pleaded no
contest in Hardee Circuit Court
on Tuesday to reduced charges
of attempted workers' compen-
sation insurance fraud and
attempted violation of a stop-
work order. Both counts are
first-degree misdemeanors.
Originally, Bolin had been
charged with two third-degree
felonies by the State Attorney's
Office, workers' compensation
insurance fraud and violation of
a stop-work order.
The plea deal precludes the
need for any trial in the case.
Circuit Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle sentenced Bolin to one
year of supervised probation for


each misdemeanor count, and
ordered each to be consecutive
to the other, for a total of two
years on probation.
Further, Bolin must perform
75 hours of community service
work, the judge said. And he
must comply with all workers'
compensation requirements.
Ezelle also assessed $520 in
fines and court costs and $100
to cover prosecution expenses.
The judge withheld any adju-
dication of guilt in the case,
meaning that once Bolin suc-
cessfully completes his period
of probation, he will not have a
criminal record.
The charges against Bolin
stemmed from an Aliril'15 ran-
dom jobsite check by investiga-
tors with the state Department
of Financial Services' Division
of Workers' Compensation/-
Bureau of Compliance.
Investigators asked Bolin to
produce a certificate of insur-
ance for an employee involved
See COMMISSIONER 2-A


chase the property (should Mc-
Queen default)."
The Wauchula CRA, the city
council acting in that capacity,
first learned of the matter in
December, but waited to obtain
a business plan from McQueen
and find our if IDA would be
involved.
At the city's Jan. 18 adver-


tised special meeting, it came
up for final hearing. Jerry Con-
erly made the motion, seconded
by Val Patarini, to approve it.
Comments about it were
made by local businesswoman
Pam Belflower, "I really object
to this until you explore some
more.Qptions."
See BUSINESS 2A


i Man
to the scene.
Other than some small cuts
on the man's head, there were
no visible signs of the cause of
death, he said.
Ruiz' body was transported to
the Medical Examiner's Qffice
in Lakeland, where his death
was ruled a homicide by means
of blunt-force trauma to the
abdomen, Dey noted. Prelimi-
nary autopsy results show the
victim suffered several broken
ribs and internal bleeding,
among other injuries.
Dey said the scene had been
processed as a homicide even
prior to the medical examiner's
ruling, which came the day fol-
lowing the body's discovery.
"All suspicious deaths we work
as a possible homicide as a pre-
caution," he explained. "We err
on the side of caution rather
than have a problem latei"
That investigation led to a
witness who described a run-in.
with the suspect, Pedroza, late
'on the night of Jan. 14 or early
in the morning of Jan. 15, he
said. Then, the witness alleged,
he and the victim were sleeping
outside the abandoned building
at 1955 U.S. 17 N. when Ped-
roza began yelling at Ruiz and
violently kicking him in 'the
stomach, chest and head.
The man said Pedroza was
wearing steel-toed boots, and
that Ruiz attempted to crawl
away from his attacker, eventu-
ally making his way to the side
of the building and running off.
Other witnesses described
later seeing Ruiz coughing up
blood, Dey said. Tissues found
on the victim's body, contained
blood, he added.
See MURDER 2A


Pedroza


Benefit For Tot With Cancer


By MESQUA FIELDS
For The Herald-Advocate
In the previous year, as well as the
years before, many in Hardee County
have faced a great deal of obstacles. The
community, in almost every situation,
has come together to help those in need.
Now, little 2-year-old Savana Coro-
nado, daughter of Ray and Juana Maria
Coronado, has acute myeloid leukemia,
or AML.
A barbecue dinner fundraiser is being
held by the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula to round up some funds for
her medical bills. The dinners are $10 a
plate and it includes pulled pork/ribs,
cole slaw, baked beans, a roll and
dessert. Tickets can be purchased Jby
contacting Laura Wells at 832-1886.
The fundraiser will take place at the
church on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 6
p.m.
Ray Coronado was born and raised
here, graduating from Hardee Senior
High with the Class of 1985. His wife,
Juana Maria, however, was born in
Mexico. Their daughter, Savana, was
diagnosed on June 28 of last year with
AML, type B.
"At the time, I didn't know she even
had it," Ray Coronado said. "She looked
sick, and pale, but I didn't think anything
of it." His wife, however, convinced him
that something was indeed wrong with


Savana's health.
"She started to get to the point where
she didn't want to walk-showing bruis-
es for no reason at all," he recalled. "We
took her to the pediatrician in Wauchula.
Just from looking at her, he could tell
what it was. He sent us to All Children's
See BENEFIT 2A


PHOTO BY MESQUA FIELDS
Savana Coronado, age 2, delights in one
of her little puppies.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 27, 2011


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


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Sports Editor



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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Rotary International has been working for decades to help vic-
tims of land mines. There are 110 million land mines buried around
the world-some as small as a pack of cigarettes, others powerful
enough to blow up a tank.
UNICEF estimates there are 10 million land mines buried in
Cambodia, 23 million in Egypt, 16 million in Iran, 10 to 20 million
in Angola, 10 million in Afghanistan, 10 million in Iraq and 5 mil-
lion in Kuwait. There are 3 million each in Mozambique and in
Herzegovina, and 1 million in Somalia. This is a travel advisory not
to take long hikes in those countries.

Rotary International also has been working since 1985 to
reduce the cases of polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
has committed $355 million to help Rotary eradicate polio around
the world.
Since 1985 new polio cases worldwide have dropped from
350,000 annually to fewer than 1,000 in 2010, Rotary reports.
Many of the cases were in India.

Several years ago the business website Forbes.com had praise
for Nike for its $100 million endorsement deal with pro golfer
Tiger Woods. The website said, "No company capitalized on the
appeal of the good-looking, clean-cut;'articulaht'scandal-free golf
whiz more than Nike."
But in late 2009 Woods was scandal-free no more. Now he is
rebuilding his image and golf game. He has won 14 majors, and his
goal is to surpass Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major golf tourna-
ment titles. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out.
Woods did not win a major in 2009 or 2010.
I believe a lot of people are pulling for Tiger to make a come-
back-and not just in golf.

Saturday was a cold, windy day. I had invited my son Jeremy
and J.A. Clark to go speckled perch fishing at Lake Walk-in-the-
Water, the No. 1 favorite lake of my youth.
We gassed up the 1987 Ford pickup and ,the 2008 17-foot
Boston Whaler.
We launched the boat at about 10:30 a.m. Major feeding time
was to be at 1 p.m. according to the Solunar Tables, which for me
have been wrong more often than not.
The boat has not been on the water that much. We had bought
some Missouri minnows in Frostproof on the way. The town is well
known for its good citrus grove land, its high school football team,
mild weather, and the citrus family of Ben Hill Griffin Jr.
Our first three spots yielded no bites. At stop No. 4, along a
patch of reeds, there were still no bites until we stopped fishing for
a lunch of Farm Bureau sharp cheddar cheese, King Oscar sardines,
Vienna sausages, Ritz crackers and canned Cola-Colas.
As we were eating, a big bass or catfish grabbed a minnow on
the lake bottom. The minnow was attached to a double-jointed cane
pole. Jeremy grabbed the pole which broke in half. I grabbed the
end of the poll which was still with fish and J.A. reached for the
landing net. The line went limp and the hook was straightened out
by the big fish. A few moments of excitement, but the big one had
gotten away.
I was saving sport No. 5 for last-a secretive place learned
over 35 years ago.
Suddenly J.A. pulled a speckled perch from some lily pads.
For the next two hours we caught 11 more specks, a large bluegill,
and two bass for the cooler. We threw back several bass and a
stumpknocker. J.A. caught the most and Jeremy came in second.
This is not a story like "The Old Man and the Sea," but it is my
story and I am sticking to it.

The 60th Annual Peace Valley Camp Meeting in Bowling
Green continues through Sunday. Services are at 7 p.m., with Bible
Study at 3:15 p.m. The camp meeting features great singing by Ken
. Osborne and dynamic gospel preaching by evangelist Rev. George
Holley. The location is 5119 Mason Dixon Ave.



COMMISSIONER
Continued From 1A


in a tile project at -irst Baptisi
Church of Wauchula. Bolin
submitted that certificate on
April 19, investigators said.
But when they contacted the
company insuring Bolin, inves-
tigators werq told its relation-
ship with Bolin was terminated
on Dec. 16, 2009. Investigators
said Bolin altered the date on
the certificate of insurance.
Further, they ,said the state
issued a stop-work order for
Bolin's Decorating Center on
May 3, but found Bolin actively
doing business oh June 23.
Following the filing of felony
charges against him, Bolin said
he was shocked by the state's


t action. Hie said he believed he
i had met the state's requirements
i and had done as he was sup-
posed to do.



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BENEFIT
Continued From 1A


Hospital in St. Petersburg."
From what she could recollect, Juana
Maria Coronado stated that no one in her
family had ever been diagnosed with
cancer. Ray Coronado, however, has a
young niece-Carolina Coronado-who
had cancer.
"The doctors can't explain it-the
reason for her cancer," the father contin-
ued. "They just said that suddenly, all
defenses quit working. It's random,
unexplainable, and comes up by itself."
Savana was healthy when she was
born, her mother noted.
As a result of the leukemia, little
Savana had to deal with a ruptured
appendix in August of 2010. "I knew


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

TUESDAY, FEB. 1
VWauchula City Commis-
sion-Host on 2-hour Sun-
shine and Public Records
Law Review, Hardee County
Commission Chambers,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, FEB 3
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
V*Wauchula City Commis-
sion, special meeting, Com-
mission Chambers, City Hall,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.




MURDER
Continued From 1A
)ey said detectives have
taken a pair of steel-toed boots
from Pedroza as evidence. They
will be tested at the Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment lab in Tampa, he said.
Meanwhile, detectives have
interviewed Pedroza, who has
denied attacking Ruiz.
Authorities have not deter-
mined the motive for the attack.
This is the first homicide in
Sheriff's Office jurisdiction of
Hardee County this year.





BUSINESS
Continued From 1A
Commissioner, and CRA
board member, Dan Graham
also noted, "CRA would as-
sume responsibility for the
$500,000 property loan if
McQueen defaults. Has any-
body looked at this building
before we buy another Coker
building that has to be torn
down?" (See related story 7B)
Further, should McQueen
default on his $500,000 pay-
ment to Brown, the city will be
responsible for it.
When the CRA board asked
Jior a life insurance policy in
case of the severe illness or
death of McQueen, he replied,
"I am uncomfortable with the
idea of a life insurance policy
with the CRA as beneficiaries. I
would not buy the building
without the renovations being
done."
"In five years, the CRA
should have an option to buy
the building for $500,000 even
if it is worth more," said Con-
erly.
"Cobb's estimate for the ren-
ovations is only a rough esti-
mate of what it would cost to
renovate the building. If the
renovations are more than
$300,000, can you afford
them?" Graham asked Mc-
Queen.
Conerly's motion included to
approve the $150,000 of CRA
funds and the $150,000 IDA is
giving to CRA for the project
with that money to include the
cost of plans and building con-
tracts.
It passed on a 6-1 vote, with
Commissioner/CRA Board
member Russell Smith the only
dissent.
Staff reporter Michael Kelly
contributed to this report.


somening was wrong-her stomach was
real big," remembered her mother.
Her parents quickly took her to the
hospital, and Savana stayed there for the
whole month of August because of the
ruptured appendix. The doctors couldn't
remove it until everything was normal
and the infection was suppressed. So, for
the month, she was put on antibiotics in
efforts to bring down the infection. "She
almost died because of the appendix,"
her mother said solemnly.
The months since her diagnosis have
been rough for the little 2-year-old.
Organizers of the benefit hope the com-
munity will rally to help this small child
and her parents.


[ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Not Available.
Lunch: Not Available
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cheerios Cereal,
Graham Crackers, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Applesauce, Con-
diments and Milk
Lunch: Macaroni and
Cheese, Burrito, Alternative
Meal, Salad Tray, Black-Eyed
Peas, Grape Juice, Apple Crisp,
Cornbread, Condiments and
Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cheerios Cereal,
Graham Crackers, Pancakes,
Sausage Patty, Pears, Condi-
merits and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets,
Corndog, Alternative Meal,
French Fries, Salad Tray,
Applesauce, Rolls, Condi-
ments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast
Crunch, Cheese Grits, Buttered
Toast, Juice, Condiments and
Milk .
Lunch: Lasagna with Ground
Beef, Stacked Ham Sandwich,
Alternative Meal, Green Beans,
Salad Tray, Peaches, Rolls,
Condiments and Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cocoa Puffs,
Graham Crackers, Breakfast
Cookie, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Hot
Pocket, Combo Sub, Alternative
Meal, Salad Tray, Corn, Mixed
Fruit, Condiments and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Super Donuts, Bagel
Bars, Juice, Condiments and
f Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice
w/Roll, Pepperoni Pizza, Salad
Bar, Tossed Salad, Garden
Peas, Juice Bar, Condiments
and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Biscuits, Sausage
Patty, Applesauce, Condiments
land Milk
Lunch: Ham, Mac &
Cheese, Cornbread, Burrito,
Sausage Pizza, Tossed Salad,
Blackeyed Peas, Apple Crisp,
Juice, Condiments and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Pancakes, Sausage
Patty, Pears, Condiments and
Milk







ACCIDENT
Information in a crash
photo caption last week
misidentified people be-
cause of computer glitches
in the Wauchula Police
Department report. The
driver of the first car was
Barbara Kelly, 60, of
Wauchula, who was hit by
a pickup truck driven by
Carter Allen Lambert, 17,
also of Wauchula.
The Herald-Advocate is
pleased to set the record
straight.

At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ec 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.


Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Chicken Nuggets w/ Roll,
Corndog, Lettuce & Tomato,
French Fries, Applesauce.
Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Sausage Pizza,
Lasagna w/Roll, Stacked Ham
Sandwich, Salad Bar, Lettuce
& Tomato, Green Beans,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Breakfast Rounds,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Hot
Pockets, Combo Sub, Meatloaf,
Cornbread, Lettuce & Tomato,
Whole Kernel Corn, Fruit
Cocktail, Condiments and Milk

SENIOR HIGH


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 & Rice, Turnip Greens,
Garden Peas, Tossed Salad,
Beets, Juice Bar, Cornbread,
Condiments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,
Sausage, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, French Fries,
Ham, Macaroni & Cheese,
Black-Eyed Peas, Steamed
Cabbage, Tossed Salad, Apple
Crisp, Juice, Cornbread, Condi-
ments and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Sausage Patty, Pears, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Hamburger on a Bun,
French Fries, Corndog, Potato
Rounds, Corn, Tossed Salad,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese!
Grits, Buttered Toast, Juice,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: .Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, French Fries,
Lasagna with Ground Beef,
Chicken Pattie on Bun, Chicken
Breast Fillet on Bun, Green
Beans, Tossed Salad, Waldorf
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The date of the first publication
of this Notice Is January 27, 2011.
Personal Representative:
MAGGIE MESSANA
5587 Dallas McClellan Road
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Attorney for Persqnal
Representative:
VINCENT A SICA, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0710563
Post Office Box 2080
Arcadia, FL 34265
Telephone (941)625-0417
Fax (941) 625-0418
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IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 25-2009-CA-000613
ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC
SPlaintiff,
vs.
JIMMY L. GIBSON AND
UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.

- NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given, pur-
suant to Final Judgment of
Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered
In this cause on January 19,2011,
in the Circuit Court of Hardee
County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated In Hardee
County, Florida described as:
LOT 8, AND THE SOUTH
40 FEET OF LOT 9, BLOCK
"1" CHARLIE CREEK
MOBILE HOME ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN 1985 SAND-
PIPER MOBILE HOME
VIN#SSMFLAD52816,
MOBILE VIN#SSM-
FLAD52816 MOLBILE VIN
SSMFLAD52816
and commonly known as: 12711
MORGAN GRICE ROAD,
WAUCHULA, FL 33873; Including
the building, appurtenances, and
fixtures located therein, at public
sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash. All sales are held at
the Hardee County Courthouse,
417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida (Second floor hallway out-
side Room 202) on February 9,
2011 at 11:00 AM.
Any person claiming an Inter-
est in the surplus from the sale, If
any, other than the property own-
ers as of the date of the li' pen-
dens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Dated this 20 day of January,
2011.
Clerk of The Circuit Court
BY: CONNIE COKER
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2r2009CP000113
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
JAMES MESSANA,
Deceased.'

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the
estate of JAMES MESSANA,
Deceased, Case Number 252009-!
CP000113, Is pending In the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division. The
names and addresses of the:
Personal Representative and the'
Personal Representative's Attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the!
personal representative, venue or I
jurisdiction of this Court are'
required to file their objections
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice Is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file
their claims with the Court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate 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.
ALL CLAIMS DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL FOREVER BE
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Obituaries


JOHN "BRUCE" IRVIN SR.
John "Bruce" Irvin Sr., 62, of
Macon, Ga., died on Friday,
Jan. 7, 2011.
Born on Jan 9, 1948, in
Bowling Green, he was retired
from Brown & Williamson
Tobacco Co. and a member of
Pentecostal Temple.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; and a sister.
Survivors include his wife
Hinetha Irvin; sons, Derrick
Roberts, John Irvin Jr. and
Talmadge Irvin; grandson
Camryn Irvin; brothers and sis-
ters Ollie Daniels and wife
Yvette of Pembroke Pines,
Essie Harrison of Tampa,
Cassandra Irvin of Houston,
Texas, Daniel Irvin Sr. of
Houston, Texas, Verdistine
Kemp of Bowling Green, and
Kimberly Silas and husband
Keith of Houston, Texas.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 14
at the funeral home from 6 to 7
p.m. Services were held on
Saturday at Pentacostal Temple.
Interment followed in Wood-
lawn Memorial Park.
Hutchins Funeral Home
Macon, Ga.



'In Memory
VELASKA 0. KEENE
Velaska 0. Keene, 95, of
Arcadia, died on Sunday, Jan.
16, 2011 in Arcadia.
Born Oct. 30, 1915, in
Ona, she was a member of
First Baptist Church of Ar-
cadia. She loved going to
Sunday School and church.
She also loved her standing
Tuesday hair appointment but
her greatest joy in life was her
family. She cherished being a
farmer's daughter and the
wife of a cattleman and
farmer. She was a member of
the Sarasota and Arcadia
Woman's Club and past pres-
ident of the Ladies Elk Club.
She lived a joyful and com-
plete life. She will be deeply
missed but her legacy will be
celebrated by all who knew
her.
She was preceded in death
by her loving husband of 60
years Porter Owen Keene;
parents Gettis and Rosa Al-
britton; brothers Curtis Al-
britton and Gabe Albritton;
and sisters Ila Roberts and
Hulda Wood.
Survivors are two daugh-
ters, Patricia "Pat" Padgett
and husband Glenn of Ar-
cadia and Nell Nix and hus-
band Hoyt of Sarasota; five
grandchildren Randy Padgett
and wife Sharla of Arcadia,
Glenda Edwards and her late
husband Donald, of Kenans-
ville, Donald Padgett and
wife Michelle of Arcadia,
Micheale Bennett and hus-
band Roger of Sarasota, and
Lisa Bispham and husband
Cy Jr. of Sarasota; seven
great-grandchildren Mendy
Riddle and husband Troy of
Foster, Okla., Laurel Padgett
of Arcadia, Tricia Baker and
husband Jamie of Williston,
Monica Emmons and hus-
band Nick of Kenansville, ,
Nicole Adams and husband
Ben of Arcadia, Richard
Moffitt of Durham, N.C., and
Trey Bispham of Sarasota;
five great-great-grandchil-
dren, Makayla and Haylee
Baker of Williston, Caleb and
Brady Adams of Arcadia, and
Kipten Emmons of
Kenansville; and a sister
Willie Shores of Richmond
Hills, Ga.
Visitation was from 10 to
11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 at
First Baptist Church of
Arcadia, where services were
held at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Richard Englert officiating.
Private graveside services
followed in Sarasota Me-
morial Park Cemetery in
Sarasota. In'lieu of flowers,
memorials may be sent to
Tidewell Hospice of Arcadia,
917 N. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia
FL 33821. Online condo-
lences may be made at
pongerkaysgrady.com.

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LLIFIOkURL WELCH
Clifford Welch, 94, of Wau-
chula, died on Wednesday, Jan.
19, 2011, at home.
Born on April 6, 1916, at
Fort Green, he was a lifelong
Hardee County resident. He
served in the U.S. Army, was a
carpenter and was a member of
Fort Green Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
wife, Clyda Albritton Welch;
and daughter Clara Mae Forbes.
Survivors include three sons,
Alvin D. Welch and wife Sandy
of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jerry Welch
and wife Dianne of Wauchula,
and Harley Welch and wife
Charissa of Bartow; three
grandsons he raised, Curtis,
Bobby and Mike Forbes; broth-
er Horace Welch of Fort Myers;
two sisters Zula Raulerson of
Bradenton and Eula Hancock of
Sarasota; 14 grandchildren; 23
great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 21
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services were
Saturday at 2 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Wauchula
with the Rev. Steve Mc-
Gaughey and Marcus Shack-
elford officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Fort Green Baptist
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

CARRIE RUTH "RUTHIE"
McABEE
Carrie Ruth "Ruthie" Mc-
Abee, 80, of Bowling Green,
died on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011,
at Sebring.
Born April 6, 1930, at John-
son County, Tennessee, she
came to Bowling Green from
Fort Myers in the 1980s. She
was a homemaker and attended
Fort Green Baptist Church.
She is survived by four sons,
James McAbee Jr. of North Fort
Myers, and Danny McAbee,
Robert McAbee and Steve
McAbee, all of Bowling Green;
two daughters Diane Maness of
Punta Gorda and Lisa McAbee
of Fort Myers; two brothers
Tom Ward of West Grove, Pa.,
and Earl Ward of Bowling
Green; three sisters, Jennie
Steiner and Willie Dickens,
both of Mountain City, Tenn.,
and Allie Eames of Aberdeen,
Md.; eight grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, Jan.
23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services were
Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral
home with the Rev. Steve Mc-
Gaughey officiating. Interment
followed in Wauchula Cem-
etery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula





CARRIE RUTH
"RUTHIE" McABEE
Carrie Ruth "Ruthie" Mc-
Abee, 80, of Bowling Green,
died on Monday, Jan. 17,
2011, at Sebring.
She was born on April 6,
1930, at Johnson County,
Tennessee. She came to
Bowling Green from Fort
Myers in the 1980s. She was a
homemaker and attended
Fort Green Baptist Church.
She enjoyed quilting, garden-
ing, canning and playing
cards.
Survivors include four
sons, James McAbee Jr. of
North Fort Myers, and Danny
McAbee, Robert McAbee and
Steve McAbee, all of Bowl-
ing Green; two daughters,
Diane Maness of Punta Gorda
and Lisa McAbee of Fort
Myers; two brothers Tom
Ward of West Grove, Pa. and
Earl Ward of Bowling Green;
three sisters, Jennie Steiner
and Willie Dickens, both of
Mountain City, Tenn., and
Allie Eames of Aberdeen,
Md; eight grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, Jan.
23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel.
Services were Monday at 1
p.m. at Robarts Garden Chap-
el with the Rev. Steve Mc-
Gaughey officiating. Inter-
ment followed in 'Wauchula


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A large group of high school history students was able to attend the hearings.


Appelate Court Visits Hardee


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
A judicial trio came to Har-
dee County to hear cases on
Tuesday morning.
It was a historic occasion as
it is the first time for them to
come to Hardee County since
the appellate court was estab-
lished in Florida in 1957.
The three judges on the 2nd
District Court of Appeals hear-
ing two cases Tuesday were
Craig C. Villanti, Charles A.
Davis Jr. and Robert J. Morris
Jr.
On hand, along with the
plaintiffs, respondents and their
attorneys, were a large group of
students from Hardee High
School. They were seniors from
Vince Noble American History
class and juniors from his
advanced placement history
class, visiting to see how the
court system operates.
They were hosted by Hardee
County Judge Jeff McKibben,
who said their attendance took a
joint effort of the 2nd District
Court of Appeals, the judges,
the school system, county staff
and the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office, which provid-
ed extra security at the court-
house for this special occasion.
All students went through a
security checkpoint and its
metal detector before being
allowed into the courtroom,
which was held in the county
commission chambers in adja-
cent Courthouse Annex I.
Noble gave his students a test
before the court session to see
which students already had the
greatest knowledge of the judi-
cial system. The four highest
scorers, Courtney Gunnoe, Luis
Molina, Kara.Norris and Me-
rcedes Velasco were invited to
eat lunch with the judges after
the hearings and also received a
$25 gift certificate to Books-A-
Million, donated by the Wau-
chula Kiwanis Club. Gunnoe
and Molina were unable to
attend Tuesday's hearings.





CLIFFORD WELCH
Clifford Welch, 94, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, Jan. 19, 2011, at home.
Born on April 6, 1916, at
Fort Green, he was a lifelong
Hardee County resident. He
served in the U.S. Army, was
a carpenter and was a member
of Fort Green Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death
by wife, Clyda Albritton
Welch; and daughter Clara
Mae Forbes.
Survivors include three
sons, Alvin D. Welch and wife
Sandy of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jerry
Welch and wife Dianne of
Wauchula, and Harley Welch
and wife Charissa of Bartow;
three grandsons he raised,
Curti's, Bobby and Mike
Forbes; brother Horace Welch
of Fort Myers; two sisters
Zula Raulerson of Bradenton
and Eula Hancock of
Sarasota; 14 grandchildren;
23 great-grandchildren; and
three great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Friday, Jan.
21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services were
Saturday at 2 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Wauchula
with the Rev. Steve Mc-
Gaughey and Marcus Shac-
kelford officiating. Interment
followed in Fort Green Bap-
tist Cemetery.



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PHOTOS BY MICHAEL KELLY
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Several students were selected to lunch with the judges; (from left) Mercedes Velasco,
Hardee County Judge Jeff McKibben, Kara Norris and teacher Vince Noble.


Funeral Notice
Sandra B. Tucker, died on
Monday, Jan. 24.
Graveside services will be
held at 11 a.m. today (Thurs-
day) at Wauchula Cemetery.
For information, contacts Ro-
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CAROLYN COUNTESS
REID SILVERMAN
Carolyn Countess Reid
Silverman, 88, of Tampa, died
on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 in
Macon, Ga.
She was a member of Hyde
Park United Methodist
Church of Tampa.
She was preceded in death
by her loving husband, Mark
Rollin; her parents; and broth-
ers Claude, Carrie and James
Reid.
She leaves behind to cher-
ish her memory her loving
daughters, Kaye Burch and
husband Dale of Macon, Ga.,
and Lynn Russell and hus-
band Allen of Peachtree City,
Ga.; four grandsons, Stephen
and Andrew Burch, and Mark
and David Russell; sisters-in-
law Avis Sasser and Rilla
Cooper; and a niece Avie
Hogenauer.
A memorial service was
held at Hyde Park United
Methodist Church in Tampa
op Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, with
gravesides services following
in Wauchula Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, memorials
may be send to Hyde Park
United Methodist Church in
Tampa.
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MacDill Avenue Chapel
Tampa


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Week ending January 23, 2011
Rains, Frost, and Cold Temperatures
Weather Summary: Scattered showers late in the week
caused temperatures to drop across Florida. Cold weather crossed
from the Panhandle down to the southern Peninsula with many
areas experiencing frosts and hard freezes. Several localities
recorded one to over two inches of precipitation. Avalon, Home-
stead, and Tampa reported over three inches of rainfall. Orlando
recorded four and a quarter inch of rain. Temperatures at the major
stations averaged four degrees below normal to four degrees above
normal. Most nighttime lows were in the 20s and 30s with at least
one low recorded in the 40s. Daily highs were in the 60s to 80s.
Field Crops: Topsoil and subsoil moisture were rated short to
mostly adequate. Growers continued to plant potatoes in Putnam
County. Sugarcane harvesting was active in the Lake Okeechobee
area.
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invites the Public to the
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SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
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AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission
Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse Annex,
412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF February 03rd at 8:30 a.m. & 17th at 6:00 p.m.
Planning Session February 11th at 8:30 a.m.
Visioning Workshops February 08th, 10th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, &
28th at 6:00 p.m.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD" MONTH OF February 01st at 8:30 a.m.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night
of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF February 03rd
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD Meets on
the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Building
Department Conference Room, 401 West Main Street
MONTH OF February 14th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD Meets first
Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. MONTH OF February 07th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD Meetings called as needed at
Library in Annex II MONTH OF February 14th at 5:30 p.m.
(Friends)
HOUSING AUTHORITY Meets second Friday of each month at
11:00 a.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula MONTH OF
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development. Continuous cold temperatures have lowered the
amount of vegetables harvested for marketing. Cabbage, greens,
and strawberries were reported being harvested in Bradford
County. Growers in Lee County began planting watermelons.
Producers marketed light supplies of snap beans, cabbage, celery,
sweet corn, endive, escarole, bell peppers, radishes, squash, and
tomatoes.
Livestock and Pastures: Cattle condition Statewide ranged
from poor to excellent with most in fair condition. Pasture condi-
tion improved slightly, but cold temperatures remained a factor in
suppressing winter grazing growth. In the Panhandle area, pasture
condition ranged from very poor to excellent with most in poor
condition. Below normal temperatures continued to slow growth of
winter annuals. Grass was too short for grazing. Hay and supple-
ments were being fed to livestock. In the northern areas, pasture
condition ranged from very poor to good with most in poor condi-
tion. There was some short-term standing water in low areas but
most had soaked in. Cool season forages responded to the warmer
temperatures and have made some progress. Some summer forage
planting had begun. The cattle condition ranged from poor to
excellent with most in fair condition. Supplemental hay was being
fed to cattle. In the central areas, pasture condition ranged from
very poor to good with most in poor to fair condition. In the south-
western areas, pasture condition ranged from very poor to excellent
with most in poor condition due to drought and cold. Pastures
showed signs of greening up. The cattle condition ranged from
poor to excellent with most in fair condition.
Citrus: Highs during the first part of this week were in the 70s
and 80s in the majority of the citrus region, with lows in the 40s
and 50s. A cold front at the end of the week dropped low tempera-
tures into the 30s and highs into the 50s'across much of the citrus
area. This week, all 25 of the FAWN stations in the citrus area
recorded some precipitation. Avalon reported the most, with 3.25
inches of rainfall. Overall, there were moderate to severe drought
conditions in most of the citrus area according to the U.S. drought
monitor, last updated on January 18. About one-third of the citrus
area is experiencing extreme drought conditions. Forty-eight pack-'
inghouses and 18 processors have opened. Grove activities includ-
ed harvesting, irrigation, and application of lime.


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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will
host a 2-hour "Sunshine and Public Records Law
Review" workshop February 1, 2011 from 5:30-7:30.
The Workshop will be held at the HARDEE
COUNTY COMMISSION CHAMBERS, ROOM
102 COURTHOUSE ANNEX 412 WEST
ORANGE STREET, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as
amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any
interested person decides to appeal any decision made
by the City Commission with respect to any matter con-
sidered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the
proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida
does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's
disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves
every aspect of the Commission's functions, including
ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in
its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should
contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/David Royal
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Collins
City Clerk 1:27c


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 fiom it.
-Proverbs 22:6
Continuing from last week's column, the first stage is the
"independent" stage, ages 2-4. If a child learns basic trust, he will
be able to say no to the people on whom he depends for survival.
A Golden Nugget is to build that security with your child so he
can trust you.
The next is called the "initiative" stage, and if he has learned
the prior stages before this one, the child has the capacity to enter
and sustain peer relationships of give-and-take, of sharing emo-
tions and thoughts and having some space with others. He will find
security in himself, not others-without it, he is controlled by oth-
ers or dominate them. So this is truly a very important stage.
A Golden Nugget is getting to know your children by talking
with them, not just talking to them.
"Gang" age is 7-12 years old. This is when children develop
the ability to "belong" to a group of peers. This does not necessar-
ily mean the drug gangs and others out there to destroy people and
their possessions, but it can be a group of kids that like to play ball
together, skate together, just hang out.
In today's world this can lead into the ability to be a part of a
gang which is not good, but if they have been taught good morals
and learned the first three stages of childhood listed, they aren't
likely to follow the wrong crowd.
This is when they usually want to wear clothing like their
peers, have sexual attitudes, language, and music values of the
"gang."
This is the age we need to really have prevention programs in
place to help keep the kids from going the wrong way.
Building family relationships and keeping kids busy will help
keep them out of trouble, as well as teaching them to be obedient
at an early age.
A Golden Nugget is to spend time with your children and teach
them good morals. Next week, the teenage years.



NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
OF CITY COMMISSIONERS OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will
hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, February 3, 2011,
at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can
be held. Item on the agenda: Interview James
Gallagher for the City Manager's Position and WSB
loan approval, and any other business that may come-
before the Commission.
The meetings will be held at the Commission
Chambers located at 225 East Main Street, Wauchula,
FL 33873.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as
amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any
interested person decides to appeal any decision made
by the City Commission with respect to any matter con-
sidered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the
proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida
does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's
disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves
every aspect of the Commission's functions, including
ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in
its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should
contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131
CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/David Royal
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Collins
City Clerk 1:27c


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Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department
Auditorium at Noon MONTH OF February No meeting.
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.rn.
MONTH OF February -15th
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
public meeting. This notice is published in compliance with
Florida Statutes 286.0105. Interested parties may appear at the
public meeting and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the members, with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.


Terry Atchley, Chairman







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Christmas Angels Bring Joy To 30 High Schoolers


Community & School Aware-
ness hosted its third annual
Christmas Angel Luncheon the
week of Dec. 19.
This time, there were a total
of 30 high-school students who
were sponsored by a "Christ-
mas Angel." The students re-
'ceived such gifts as books,
iPods, clothing, shoes, personal
items and more. Four of the
youngsters were even given the
gift of a first-ever visit to a local
dentist.
Each of the four received a
complete dental cleaning,
including X-rays and a fluoride-
sealant treatment. They left the
dentist's office with a gift bag
totaling $180 in dental items.
The" four were treated at a dis-
counted rate, paid for by a
donation from Delores Wil-
liams of Del's Hair Salon and
Endtime Ministry.
One 18-year-old recipient
said, "I don't know what to say.
This is the first time I've ever
been to a dentist. Thank you,
thank you, thank you!"
The annual luncheon featured
chicken lasagna, traditional
lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and
drinks from Giovanni's Italian
Restaurant, and was sponsored
by Irene Castonan, Sharon
Johnson and Teresa Hall.
A Christmas Angel may be a
person who would like to re-
main anonymous or a person
who would like to be known to
the student; and in the spirit of
Christmas, they have gladly
donated a gift.
This year's luncheon theme
was "Self-Worth." Self-worth is
defined as a sense of one's own
value. It cannot be taken from
you and you can't lose it, but
you can lose sight of it-you
can forget your own value.
In high school, many students
may try to please or love others
because of the desire to "fit in,"
but these students must remem-
ber to hold onto their self-
worth. They must remember
they have to love and please
themselves before they can
truly love and please others.
The key is to respect yourself
and acknowledge your self-
worth.
Christmas is a joyous and
wonderful holiday. Due to var-
ied reasons, many high-school
students may not receive any
gifts. But this year's Christmas
Angels belieyve,'.' hat i ge'd
you do for therer wil come
back to you." Because of them,
, all 30 students who were select-


Enjoying the luncheon's lasagna from Giovanni's are
(from left) Kanisha Blandin and Shanique Outley.


Here, Shanice Clayton and D'Vonte Hooks smile after
opening gifts from their Christmas Angel, an anonymous
or revealed person who offered to donate gifts to a cer-
tain child.


Arissa Camel, a freshman a
happily holds up the new
from her Christmas Angel.
ed had something to smile
about this Christmas.
"May God bless them all,"
said Katrina Blandin, president
of Community & School
Awareness.
"Christmas this year has not


Here, Hardee High math teacher Kimberly Smith hands
freshman, Arissa Camel her Christmas gift.


Andrew "Drew" Hooks, a junior at Hardee Senior High,
holds up his gift box containing a new shirt and an iPod.


Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nine-
teen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty
pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and
six, result misery.
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t Hardee Senior High School,
shirt that she just received

been easy for me and my chil-
dren," Shauntee Hines, mother
of ninth-grader Arissa Camel,
said at the event. "For someone
to reach i-.t t' my daughter by
providing her with a gift has
truly been a blessing for us."


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The third annual Christmas Angel Luncheon sponsored by Community & School
Awareness on Dec. 19 brought joy to everyone involved.


Adults at the holiday luncheon and gift presentation included (from left) Teresa White,
Lenora White, Gollia Ford, Denise Everett, LouAnn Thompkins and Herbert Pace.


These youngsters were a few of the 30 high-school students to receive gifts from their
Christmas Angel. Looking at their greeting cards are (from left) DeVonte Lang, Herbert
Pace, Kayshia Mosley, Shanice Clayton and Tony Rodriguez.











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Wauchula, Fl 33873
Ph (863) 773-3131
Fax (863) 773-0773


We are continuing to monitor electrical power usage for City of Wauchula customers. The cold conditions
experienced in December 2010 are repetitious of the cold conditions we experienced in Dec 2009 and January
2010.
Usage in both kilowatt hours consumed and electric demand by the City of Wauchula customers in December
were highest in thirteen years of historical data.
Comparison of rates with other neighboring and/or larger utilities indicate customers across the entire state
experienced consumption increases caused by the colder temperatures this winter
DECEMBER 2010 COMPARISON OF RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC RATES COMPILED BY
FLORIDA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ASSOCAITAION, INC. www.publicpower.com
Utility Per 1000 Kwh average Ranking among (33) Above / below
municipal utilities Municipal average of
__ ___ __ $125.61__

Peace River $138.05 Not a municipal utility $12.44
Electric
Ft. Meade $126.56 17th of 33 utilities $ .95
Progress Energy $123.73 Not a municipal utility ($ 1.88)
Jacksonville $120.10 91'of 33 utilities ($ 5.51)
Wauchula $114.06 4h' of 33 utilities ($11.55)
This data can be viewed personally by going to:
http://www.publicpower.com/,pdftrates/2010/201 0 december rates-c.pdf (underscore before and after _dtcember_).
We would like to offer suggestions to help our customers lower their electric utility bills,
1. Consider outside insulation cover for your hot water heater located outside or in a garage.
2. Re-caulk windows.
3. Repair or replace door jam seals.
4. Keep thermostat temperature constant
Last year the sticker shock came in February 2010 when we received utility bills for high consumption in
January 2010. Typically, it is difficult for us to remember that the utility bills currently due are for the usage
35 to 45 days before we receive the bill.
"Degree Days" are a measure of heating and cooling. A zero degree day used in energy monitoring and
targeting is when either heating or cooling consumption is at minimum. A comparison of this data for our
area indicates December 2010 had 27 degree days below the minimum requiring heat compared to 18 degree
days below the minimum requiring heat in December 2009.
Our greatest concern is for our customers on fixed income which include many of our elderly.
Our customer service has access to several agencies providing short term financial assistance for utility bill
payments. Hardee Help Center located at 160 Griffin Road receives monthly allocations of monies available
for financial assistance on a one time emergency basis. Their phone number is 863 773-0034.
As we all hope and pray for warmer weather we will continue to work with our customers providing
verification of consumption billed and recommendation to reduce those usage consumption. The City does
not benefit from higher customer consumption. An increase in customer's bills directly increases the City's
monthly invoice from Tampa Electric.
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the line when you need emer- matior
agency assistance and call 911 ? agency
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All 911 calls are answered at Las
the Hardee County Sheriff's Commr
Office by one of three operators patche
on duty at a time. cue ca
Operators ask a series of Fire-R
questions to determine the center
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ty. rescue
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the Sheriff's Department, Wau- Comm
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ment are then dispatched by the for se
operators. Polk C
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Communications Center. internal
Polk County operators then the cal
go through their procedures, an em
asking the caller basic questions patches
such as name, address and the The
nature of the emergency. cation
Hardee County operators Compi
remain on the line until the (CAD)
caller gives their name and them tc
address to the operators in Polk tion of
County. at all t
Polk County operators then exact
dispatch the fire truck or ambu- where
lance but remain on the line to The
ask additional questions that the adi


Love To Help
The Library
February's "Love Your
Library Month" will kick off on
Saturday, Feb. 5 with a
library book sale from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will
be great bargains on books.
To help the library make
this a success, contribute
good, used books to the
Hardee County Library,
Courthouse Annex II, 315 N.
Sixth Ave. (corner of Oak
Street and U.S. 17), Wau-
chula by Feb. 3. For more
information, call 773-6438.

Learn How To
Speak Out
The Toastmasters meeting
on Friday will help you learn
to say simply what you mean
so others understand you
better. It's from noon to 1
p.m. at Riverview Heights
Baptist Church fellowship
hall, 1321 HWY 636 (East
Main Street), Wauchula.
The group meets on the
second and fourth Fridays of
each month. For more infor-
mation, call Sheila Roberts
at 767-5053 or Loraine Brad-
dock at 773-4282.

Amplified Phones
Available Free
Florida residents who have
a hearing or speech loss can
get a free amplified tele-
phone by making an appoint-
ment. The provider will be at
the Catheryn McDonald
Senior Center, 310 N. Eighth
Ave., Wauchula on Feb. 10
from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
To arrange to get a-free
phone, make an appoint-
ment by calling Hearing
Impaired Persons Inc. at
941-743-8347.




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prepare the responding
of the emergency when
arrive. Additional in-for-
n is provided to the emer-
vehicle while in route to
ene.
t year the Polk County
lunication Center dis-
d 1,800 units for fire-res-
lls for the Hardee County
escue Department. The
dispatched approximate-
X0 units last year for fire-
in Polk County.
k County's Emergency
lunication Center em-
30 people per shift.
e center also dispatches
veral municipalities in
County, such as the Lake
and Winter Haven police
ments.
center has a 59-second
il mandate from the time
i is received to the time
nergency vehicle is dis-
d to the scene.
Polk County Communi-
Center operates on a
uter Aided Dispatch
) system that enables
o see the status and loca-
f all emergency vehicles
times. It also shows the
location of the incident
help is needed.
CAD system displays
dress of the call if it is


from a land line and can trian-
gulate cell phone calls to within
20 meters.
The dispatcher is able to
notify the closest available unit
to be sent to the call, instead of
dispatching a unit already on
another call.
Fire/EMS calls were trans-
ferred to Polk County since
September of 2007.
The Hardee County Sheriff's
Office has four lines dedicated
to 911 calls.
If all lines or operators are
busy, the call will automatically
roll to DeSoto or Highlands
Counties that serve as a backup.
Hardee County has three
ambulances operating at one
time.
If all three are occupied and
an ambulance is needed, one is
sent from a neighboring county.
Calls are prioritized to make
sure the most pressing emer-
gencies are handled first during
high call volumes.
In 2010 the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office received
10,370 calls for 911 and trans-
ferred 3,380 calls to Polk
County (see chart).
The average length of time
for a 911 call is three minutes,
according to the Hardee County
Sheriff's Department.


Photo by Michael Kelly
Hardee County Fire Chief Mike Choate (left) talks with County Commissioner Sue
Birgd, Chet Huddleston and Polk County's Emergency Communication Center
Director Ivan Whitaker during a recent tour of the facility.


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with
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CHILDREN'S DAY
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FFA & 4-H Livestock Sale Arena
Friday, February 25, 2011
MADNESS TILL MIDNIGHT
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This is what makes the lettuce crisp. The cells high in
water press against each other, producing the crunchy
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Blake Farrer & Marcus Lanfier

Blake Farrer Engaged

To Wed Marcus Lanfier


Phillip and Tammy Farrer of
Wauchula announce the en-
gagement of their daughter,
Andrea Blake Farrer, to Marcus
Douglas Lanfier, the son of
Tom and Julie Lanfier of
Sebring.
The bride-elect is a 2009
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School and is currently attend-
ing South Florida Community
College. She is pursuing a


degree in dental hygiene.
The prospective groom is a
2003 graduate of Avon Park
High School. He is self-
employed in the agri-business
industry, operating the family
business, T&C Groves and
T&C Tree Farm.
Plans are being made for an
Oct. 8 wedding at Oak Grove
Baptist Church in Wauchula.


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PHOTO BY TRAYCE DANIELS
Local boxer Edner Cherry vowed that on his next victory,
he would dedicate his gloves to Denise Miller, who he
worked with at Royal's Furniture in Wauchula and who is
fighting cancer. At his Jan. 10 bout in Colorado, Cherry
won by a knockout in Round 2. Soon, the gloves arrived,
at Royal's along with a bouquet of flowers. A card with
the flowers reminded Miller "the bell hasn't rung yet" and
to "keep on punching." The boxing gloves tell her to
"keep on fighting" and not to "give up on God." On his
return from Colorado, Cherry visited Miller to further lend
his support in her battle with cancer.


SERVICE PLAQUE


COURTESY PHOTO
Phyllis Ybarra was recently awarded a plaque recogniz-
ing her 30 years of service at Resthaven. Ybarra, who
began her duties in December of 1980, is a breakfast
cook and baker there. Ybarra came to Hardee County 44
years ago from Missouri, where she worked in the cotton
fields. Once here, she worked for 14 years at Mancini's
Packing House before taking a job at Resthaven. She and
her husband, Jose, have been married for 44 years and
have four adopted children and eight grandchildren.
Ybarra says she enjoys her work at Resthaven because
the atmosphere there is "like home."


Apostolic Lighthouse United
Pentecostal Church is holding a
special worship time with Old
Fashion Holy Ghost Revival
from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, with
Evangelist Nathan Duke and his
family.
Pastor Bob Bates and the
congregation invite you to join
them at the church at 310 W.
Orange St., Bowling Green,
Sunday at 6 p.m., with Monday
to Wednesday services at 7:30.
For more information, call
Pastor Bates at 375-3100 or cell
773-1017.
The deadline for Church
News submissions is Thursday
at 5for the next edition.



ABOUT ...
School News
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courages submissions from
Hardee County schools.
Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for boih 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.


Fort Green
News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710
Greetings from Fort Green!
With this crazy weather, peo-
ple will never get well! Joe
Wilkins was confined to bed
rest for four days with severe
bronchitis, and he is a young
man! Sharon Lynn has been
sick, as are so many others.
The Blinks had a car wreck
but luckily they were not hurt,
just many bruises. The vehicle
did not fair so well. Lillian
Moye is in the local hospital.
The last report I had was Doyle
Spears was in the local hospital.
There just seems to be no end in
sight!
We had a terrific fish fry at
Fort Green. The youth worked
real hard as did us old folks!
We all know the youth need
leadership and help but the fel-
lowship hall looked like it does
at Homecoming. Every place
was filled and they had to set up
tables in the old fellowship hall.
No one complained and we
were all thankful for the atten-
dance. Most everyone stayed
for the sing.
Our sincere sympathy is ex-
tended to the family of Clifford
Welch. Mr. Clifford went to be
with the Lord. His services
were Saturday with burial in the
Fort Green Cemetery. Quite a
few of the people at the grave-
side service came on over to the
church for supper. Among those
was Horace Welch, who told
me he lives with different chil-
dren. At the present time he is
living in Louisville, Ky., with a
daughter.
It was good to see Eleanor
Thomas at the supper, and she
had a friend who had lived in
Perry. My grandpa was born in
Perry and his parents were
buried in the Spring Warrior
Cemetery; My uncle had tried to
find that cemetery one time, but
.was told there was no such
place, however, this lady as-
sured me it was there. I will
need to take a trip one day and
see for myself.
Ruth McAbee made her final
journey last week. Our sympa-
thy is extended to the family.
Her grandson, Chad McAbee, is
a member of Fort Green. He has
been in Afghanistan but the Red
Cross did a good job in getting
him home.
Everyone knows how the
wind seems to blow continu-
ously anymore. There was a
large dead tree in the Methodist
Cemetery, which was tempting
fate but not blowing over. It was
so big; we were worried it
would damage the marker for
Dewey Waters. Two of his
grandsons, Will and Truitt,
came to the rescue. They not
only cut down the tree, but also


hauled off the debris. That is
stepping up to the plate when
you see a need and the Cem-
etery Committee certainly
thanks them!
Some of the Fort Green youth
participated in the science fair
this past week. The ones from
Fort Green were Dalton Richey,
Holly Brown, Amanda Wilson
and Makayla Chancey. They all
did a terrific job. Hopefully
some of them will advance to
the competition at regional, but
they are all winners for partici-
pating.
This is bragging, but there
were four good-looking young
men in Wauchula last Friday
afternoon. They served as the
pallbearers for their grandmoth-
er, Carolyn Silverman. We are
all guilty of family not getting
together until something bad
happens. Steven came from Vir-
ginia, Andrew from California,
Mark from North Carolina and
David, the youngest, from
Tallahassee where he attends
FSU.
Of course Carolyn's daugh-
ters were there, and Lynn lives
in Peachtree City and Kaye in
Macon, Ga. Some of the boys
had their fianc6s or girlfriends
with them, and they stopped by
the house Saturday afternoon to
pick some grapefruit and
oranges. The girls had never
picked an orange. When we
grow up in Wauchula, we do not
think anything of picking an
orange, but when you are from
some other place, it is a nice
experience! I can relate, as I
wanted to pick cherries one
time when we were on a trip!
Don't forget, West Chester
and Laran Schontag will be
married at Fort Green on Jan.
29 at 4 p.m. Then on the 30th,
there will be a fifth Sunday
night sing.
Please remember to pray for
one another and our country.


Illinois Day
Gathering
Set For Feb.


12


The annual regional gather-
ing for anyone from Illinois,
formerly or currently, is set for
Feb. 12 in Sebring.
The event brings those from
Illinois together for lunch,
activities, games and door
prizes. Registration and visiting
begin at 11 a.m., with the meal
at noon.
The gathering will be held at
Homer's Restaurant. For addi-
tional information, call Dee
Vanderberg at (217) 791-2136,
Jeanne Delai at (863) 314-0176
or Barb Ekiss at (863) 696-
0059.
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arts of conversation.


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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


CAUCUS CHAIR


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Marsha Rau recently retired as Hardee County Health Department administrator, the
final position she worked in her 34 years of service. At a retirement party in mid-
November, she was feted (in top photo) flanked by Medical Director Dr. Stephen
Gordon and Business Manager Jim Griffin. In lower photo, many who serve or have
served with her were on hand: (front row, from left) Marion Ratliff, nursing director from
1952 to the late 1970s; and Helene Conner Mancini, first employee of the department
and nursing director from 1947 through the 1970s: (in back row) Bill Connor, retired
Charlotte County Health Department; Kathy Roe, nursing director; Rau; Sharon
Johnson, nursing director; and Velma Trussell, retired business manager who worked
from 1956 to 1990. Once at Ninth & Main, the department is now at 115 K.D. Revell
Road, off U.S. 17 North.


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of conversation.
-Henry van Dyke
Don't look back.
Something might be gain-
ing on you.
-Satchel Paige
Honesty is the cornerstone
of all success, without
which confidence and abil-
ity to perform shall cease
to exist.
-Mary Kay Ash


COURTESY PHOTO
Local resident Gary Delatorre, chairman of the Hardee County Republican Executive
Committee, was elected caucus chair for Congressional District 13 at the annual meet-
ing of the Republican Party of Florida, held Jan. 15-16 in Orlando. In this capacity,
Delatorre will have input on policy and positions at the state level. And, with Florida
poised to become one of the most important states in the upcoming presidential elec-
tion, Delatorre's position gives Hardee County an opportunity for greater visibility in
the next two years. Other elections at the annual meet reinforced the party's conser-
vative message of individual responsibility, fiscal restraint and smaller more account-
able government. Here, Delatorre is flanked by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carol and Gov. Rick
Scott.
All bodies of water are subject to the tide-producing forces of the sun and moon, but
only where oceans and continents meet are tides great enough to be noticed.
The Boy Scout movement was founded by Lord Baden-Powell of England. His army
experiences convinced him that British boys needed more physical training and expe-
riences in outdoor life.
The Doctrine of Signatures was an ancient belief that plants, by the shape or form of
their parts, indicated to man their medicinal uses.

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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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Aaron's Wauchula 110 Williams Rd store is hiring
for Customer Svs./Retail Sales Rep. $9 + sales
comm. + BENEFITS. 40 hrs. week Sunday off.
Must pass criminal & drug test, 18 yrs. or older.
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402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
3B/2Bth M/I1, built in 2005, located on 16.5
acres, 4 2 inch wells, 1 4 inch well; beautiful
property surrounded by large oaks. $195,000
PLENTY OF SPACE in this 4B/3BTH,
CB/Stucco home; large kitchen, living room
with w/b fireplace, double garage, spacious
yard for outside entertaining. $165,000
Zolfo Springs Owner Anxious to Sell! Updated
C/B home, 3B/1.5Bth, almost new A/C and roof.
List Price $115,000
Brick home on corner lot, 3B/2Bth, all appli-
ances, well maintained and located in desirable
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- DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, injectors, can
remove and install. 863-381-0538.
1:27;8:18p
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;2:1 Oc
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


GE REFRIGERATOR with freezer
on the bottom, ice maker, white,
in good condition. 445-0430.
1:27nc


2003 FORD EXPLORER, $4,000.
runs good, 863-473-1185. 1:27p
WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk
cars. Pickup available. Crooms
Salvage. 781-3767. 2:7tfc


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

S773-4478




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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:6;2:3c
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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 whdovould 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,
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Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Iammbert
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
LOOKING FOR A WINTER RESIDENCE?
This 2B/lBth M/iI has nice yard and large
screened porch; completely furnished. $38,000
5 acres prime land located on Merle Langford
Road. $65,000
5 acres Lonnie Shackleford Road. $85,000
BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY 262.52 acres,; road
frontage, large pines, 100 acres cleared,
$4500 per acre


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


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker


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


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1995 16' ALUMACRAFT boat,
trailer, 50hp force motor, low
hours, foot controlled trolling
motor, extras, runs GREAT. $1,800
OBO. 863-832-1197, 863-832-
9355. 1:27p


DIRECTOR FOR Christian
Daycare. Certification required.
Apply in person, 1999 Sr. 64,
Wauchula. 1:27c
MAINTENANCE PERSON needed
for R.V. Park. Full time to Qualified
applicant. Must have knowledge
In grounds and building care.
Duties will be explained when
applying. Drivers license
required. Call 863-375-4343.
1:27c
LOCAL CHURCH seeking part-
time worship leader. Please see
display ad In the classified sec-
tion. 1:20,27c


PRICED FOR Quick sale; 2 BR,'1
1/2 B, park model, Crystal Lake
Village, Completely furnished,
$23,500. 863-767-1077. 1:27p
2 BR 1 BATH Home 309 Orange
St. $34,900 cash. 781-1062. 1:27c
3/2 ON 5 ACRES. 1104 N.
Hollandtown Road. $190,000.
863-245-9582. 10:14-5:26p


FREE 2/Night, 3/Day Mini-vaca-
tion. Must be married homeown-
ers to qualify. 863-448-7590 for
more Info. 1:27nc
60 LOADS FILL DIRT. Has some
grass, digging more ponds. You
dig ponds, you keep dirt. 863-
990-6489. 1:6tfc
DEHUMIDIFIER $178 new, $75.
904-222-4607. 1:6tfc
Precision Lathe 13 x 36. $1,800.
Call 863-781-2037. 1:27;2:3p


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& AU TO R A* IR 1


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


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Mike Adcox Manager
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Phone: 863-773-6128
Fax: 863-767-1028


611 N. Florida Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873


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



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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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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.

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


t James V. See, Jr., Broker *
Nice lot in Torrey community with frontage on
Hole Number 6 of Torrey Oaks Golf Course. Lot
$14,900 Owner will build to suit for just
$159,900!
A Little Bit Country! Three Bedroom Two Bath
Home on Over Two Acres. Great Area for Horses
or Other Animals or Just Enjoy the Serenity and
Calm of This Popular Part of the County!
$169,500
CHECK OUT THIS PRICE! Great 5 acre tract
fenced and ready to build on! $35,000
Vacation Home REDUCED!!! 2 BR/2 BA mobile
home in Punta Gorda. Located on a deep water
canal that leads into Charlotte Harbor. $98,500!
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in town. Cute house
with nice landscaping. Only $97,500.
POOL Home! 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home.
Double French doors open up to the huge porch
and pool area. $178,900.
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home recently
remodeled including in-ground pool. Located on
a dead end street in a great neighborhood. Won't
last long at $220,000!


S Ben Gibson
Calvin Bates
Dusty Albritton


James V. See, Sr., Broker


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


Jim See


(863)781-1423
(863)273-1017
(863)781-1396


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863-397-9840
354 Bostick Road Bowling Gieen. FL
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Great home on several large lots in Wauchula.
Never been for sale before. Hardwood floors
under carpet in bedrooms. Central air/heat.
Massive brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2
car carport. Asking $229,000
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful home located in
Briarwood Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath
house with wrap around porch, detached 2 car
garage with office and full bath. Was
$475,000.....Now $379,000!
Lake June House! 4 Bedroom, 4 1/2 Bath with
over 200 feet on Lake June. Includes Jacuzzi,
Sauna, Dock & Boathouse. $780,000
4-5 bedroom, 4 bath custom built nome 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
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! 1/2 acre
Commercial business lot in Wauchula. 6' securi-
ty fence & gates. Office & storage shed. All utili-
ties ready for your business. $85,000.


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Classifieds


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
7 ft. MAHOGANY Custom pool
table with leather pockets $1,500.
Call 863-781-2037. 1:27;2:3p
FOR SALE 1999 Harley Davidson
Dyna Glide. 35,000 miles, twin
cam i450cc, 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




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


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
S-

CHIHUAHUA/POODLE mix $150
each. 863-233-0151. 1:27p
TO GOOD HOME $50 each. 5 year
old while bulldog female, 3 year
male bulldog. 863-781-4344.
1:27p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are lookingfor a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see If you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control Is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites, tfc-dh


STRAWBERRIES-U-PICK $1
pound (quart), Fresh Mustard, $1
bunch. Available now. 2949
Center Hill Road. Off SR 62, 4.5
miles west of US 17. Open every
day 7-6. 863-223-5561. 1:27p


Silence-is one of the great
arts of conversation.
-Marcus Tullius Cicero


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FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning

Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 cI:2fc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicles described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder fordbash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
1998 Toyt Pk Id. 4TANL42N2WZ090085
1996 Chev Pk Id. 1GCCS19X6T8190762
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula
State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on
Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Wauchula State Bank
parking lot located at 106 East Main Street,
Wauchula FL. c11:27:2:3c



FAMILY SELF SUFFICIENCY
PROGRAM

Would you like assistance in becoming
economically stable through coaching
and support, community referrals, and
development of personal and career
related goals? The Family Self Sufficien-
cy Program (FSS) is available to Hardee
and DeSoto County residents. In order
to qualify, you must be working at least
20 hours each week, enrolled in school
and meet our income guidelines. Those
who qualify may be eligible for some
economic support. For more informa-
tion, please call Shujwana Lamy at
Manatee Community Action Agency
(863) 767-8408. 1:27c





REAL ESTATE

Topsy See
Beautiful secluded property in Golf View. 8.8 ac with 2 building sites.
$75,000
1 ac. high & dry. Approx. 269 ft. road frontage-deed restricted.
$29,900.
Very nice 1980 M.H. 1982 sq. ft., fully furnished, move in ready,
includes linens, dishes, cookware, TV, most anything you will need.
This is a great buy atj $ REDUCED $42,000.
3BR 2B 2005 DW Mobile Home Very Modern all appliances
set on 5.4 acres all fenced w/pond $130,000.
Hwy 17 frontage-1BR 1 Bath home sits on 50 x 152 lot in Bowling
Green. $84,500.
3BR 2 Bath DW. All appliances, window treatments, ceiling fans
included. Very nice home in excellent condition. Sets on 5.2 ac.
$1,2AO0. REDUCED $127,500.
3 BR 2 Bath 1987 DW 1890 sq. ft. all the extras including security
system. 5 acres with beautiful oaks and stocked pond. $115.000.
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30' TRAILER WITH 3' sunroom-
attached. Reduced $3,000.
Crystal Lake Village. New bath-
room, patio. 863-773-6351.
1:27:2:24p



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
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
4 BEDROOM BLOCK C/A $800
monthly, Wauchula area. 863-781-
0982. 1:27;2:3p
3/2 FENCED IN YARD, RIverview,
$840 monthly, $840 security. 863-
735-1953. 1:27-2:24p
APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR
RENT. 773-6667. 1:27c
BARGAIN FURNISHED 1 bed-
room apartment $350 monthly.
Electric included. $300 security.
954-629-4486. 1:27p
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
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. 1:27p
TOWNHOUSES, immaculate con-
dition, 1400 sq. ft. 2 BR, 2 1/2 B,
$600 month. 773-2122. 11:11tfc
NICE FURNISHED EFFICIENCY
apartment, utilities included. $125
per week, damage deposit and
references required. 773-9793 or
863-832-0676. 1:27nc


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
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.
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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-
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CON GAMES & FRAUD
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Scams and schemes are a criminal's way of life and how they
make their living. Your best defense is to know a scam when you
hear or see one.
If you want to reduce your chance of being conned, do not do
business in your yard, at your front door, on the phone or by mail
-unless you have initiated it. Legitimate businesses will never ask
you to disclose your personal information over the phone, by e-
mail or mail.
Con artists have gotten smarter and more inventive in their
ways of operation over the past several years. Most people think
,they're too smart to fall for a scam. It's not always easy to spot a
con artist. They are very smart and extremely persuasive. Most con
artists are very well-mannered, friendly and helpful.
Con artists can even attempt, and most of the time convince,
their victims they are actually a family member or a close family
friend. Con artists, unfortunately, have the wide world of the
Internet on their side to help assist in scamming unsuspecting vic-
,tims.
The reality is, if you have a computer, a telephone or a mail-
box, you could become a victim.
Here are a few of the many scams: investment fraud, work-at-
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eign lotteries, charity scams and bogus merchandise sales. These
are only a few, but there are thousands more just waiting for some-
one to fall for.
If you find yourself in the middle of what you think is a "con,"
take a step back, take a deep breath and give yourself a chance to
-think before you just freely give out your money and personal
information.
You can stay informed about current scams in your area by
contacting the Attorney General's Office, the Better Business
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CRA Grows $$ and Land


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Properties annexed into Wau-
chula in recent years are now
being added to the Community
Redevelopment Agency area,
making them available for
funding for development.
A final hearing on the propos-
al to add about 43.5 acres to the
CRA and extend the CRA for
five years, to 2027, will be
heard at a public hearing at the
city's Feb. 14 meeting.
CRA is a designation allow-
ing a portion of property tax
dollars to be set aside and used
for development and improve-
ment of blighted or underdevel-
oped areas. No more than 80
percent of a community may be
included in the CRA.
Wauchula's CRA was estab-
lished in 1997 and included 75
percent of the three-square-mile
city. Today, with the annexation
of 459 acres since 1998, the city
has grown. CRA now includes
1,536 of the community's
2,043 acres., but plans to add
43.58 acres of the annexed
properties to the CRA.
When CRA established its
Redevelopment Update Plan
last summer, it set forth projects
needing completion, some
needing more than the 12 years
remaining in the CRA period.
State law would allow up to 30
years in a CRA, so the proposal
is to extend the CRA period to
2027.
NEW PLAN
CRA has spent its money for
a variety of projects over its
first 13 years. A proposal now
would use $150,000 of its
money, matched by up to
$150,000 from the Industrial
Development authority to reha-
bilitate a downtown property
for a business. IDA and CRA
have both approved the propos-
al.
The property is currently
owned by Roy A. Brown, who
has already received CRA
money for facade and other
improvements for the row of
property from 121 through 125
West Main Street. He has reno-
vated the western-most proper-
ty (old Herr's Jewelry, etc.) for


smaller busineses/offices. and
proposes to sell 121 W. Main
(the old Ben Franklin Store) to
Joel McQueen for $500,000 to
use for a new location for the
Sears Store.
With the outstanding loan,
McQueen has no finances to
renovate the building according
to Sears franchise standards.
McQueen has a five-year, re-
newable agreement with Sears
to be its local franchisee. The
loan, at 3 percent interest,
would be $1,250 per month
interest and the final $500,000
due within 60 months.
In case of default, the CRA
could pay out the default and
obtain the property and the IDA
has second right of refusal on
the property.
PAST PLANS
The CRA receives its money
as TIF (Tax Increment Fund-
ing), the difference between
what property tax was in 1997
and what it is each year. Any
increases in taxes beyond the
base year are provided to the
CRA redevelopment fund. This
includes that portion of city and
county, taxes on property with-
in the CRA area and amounts to
$600,000 or more per year.
In past years, money has been
spent to purchase the old
Cranford building and renovate
it into what is now Giovanni's
Italian Restaurant. It also pur-
chased and developed the adja-
cent Heritage Park and pavil-
ion.
Next was the purchase of the
old Thriftway store, which has
been remodeled completely into
a joint location for the Wau-
chula Police Department and
City Administration offices.
The adjacent Iddings Building,
heavily damaged in Hurricane
Charley, was purchased and
demolished for additional park-
ing north of the city complex.
Oak Street Park, repairs to
old city hall and the city com-
mission chambers, streetscap-
ing and Wauchula Depot resto-
ration were other projects.
In 2009, CRA purchased the
Melendy Building (Coker Fuel)
for $376,000, with the intent to
demolish some for parking and


spend $355.000 to renovate the
rest into incubator business
spaces. That plan fell apart late
last year when an inspection
proved the building was beyond
repair and Public Works Di-
rector Ray McClellan was
directed to demolish it. saving
only the special plate glass win-
dows.
Also recently established was
a commercial/residential grant
project which can help provide
for needed home renovations,
such as exterior painting or
other code violations, and for
business incentives. It has
included funds to paint a school
teacher's home, and monies for
the demolition and construction
of a building on North Seventh
Avenue to be used for a hair
salon, with apartments over-
head.
NEW AREAS
The proposed additions to the
CRA fall into three areas. The
South U.S. 17 Gateway of
18.57 acres extends the CRA
south from Carlton Street along
both sides of U .S. 17. Plans are
for a development mix of retail,
office, residential and service-
oriented businesses, with devel-
oper incentives and CRA fund-
ing promoting this.
The Florida Avenue 10.43-
acre site is west and south of the
current CRA boundaries. Future
plans could include a hospital-
oriented medical complex
enhanced by sidewalks and
pedestrian features.
The third area, 14.58 acres, is
dubbed Stenstrom Road corri-
dor, between Florida Avenue
and U.S. 17, presents "signifi-
cant infill opportunities, includ-
ing commercial, office and resi-
dential development. Most of
it is adjacent to the Stenstrom
Senior Village project now
under construction.
Properties in the three annex-
ation areas deemed suitable for
inclusion in the CRA have lost
7.1 percent of their property
values in the last two years,
much higher than other proper-
ties in the city limits.
Reporter Michael Kelly con-
tributed to this report.


CF/Mosaic Mines Get Approvals


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Mining plans and reclamation
dominated the discussions at
the Hardee County Commission
meeting last Thursday evening.
At the start of the meeting,
the commission sat with the
Planning & Zoning Board to
hear the annual unit review of
CF Industries mining, what it
has done and plans to do. The
unit review normally follows a
site tour by commissioners and
staff of the particular areas to be
addressed in the annual review.
At the most recent review,
several attended were surprised
by the comments about it being
a shame to disturb such beauti-
ful land for mining, when it was
actually land that had been
mined and already reclaimed
that was being seen.
Mining Coordinator West
Palmer opened the discussion
of the annual review by noting
that there were no outstanding
problems. CF plans to extract
about 3.4 million tons of phos-
phate in 414 acres in 2011.
CF staff said it has a staff of
183, with 123 of them being
Hardee County residents. They
have gone 18 months, 700 mil-
lion hours without time lost to.
injury/mishap. The company
pays $1.8 million in ad valorem
(property taxes) and $10.8 mil-
lion in severance taxes to the
state, a portion of which comes
back to the county for econom-
ic development.
The company uses 279 mil-
lion gallons of treated water
from Wauchula and Hardee
County wastewater treatment
plants.
The report was approved
unanimously by the P&Z Board
and 5-0 by the commission.
Later in the meeting, Palmer
and permitting specialist
Debra Butler returned to pro-
vide information on Mosaic
reclamation of 994 acres.
Photos and written information
indicate a mixture of pasture,
forested wetlands, freshwater
marsh, lakes, conifer forested
upland and upland of a hard
conifer mix.
The reclamation report was
also accepted on a 5-0 vote.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-approved a proclamation


ot January as National Mentor-
ing Month, as requested by Big
Brothers/Big Sisters of the Sun
Coast, which includes Hardee
County. It requests neighbors,
teachers, community volun-
teers, businesses and private
agencies to join forces in one-
on-one support of a child in
need of their support or encour-
agement.
-approved an additional
$49,800 from contingency
funds to Building and Grounds
in order to get the four baseball
fields off Doyle Carlton Road
completed in time for the Feb.
28 start of the Hardee Youth
Baseball season.
-approved on a 4-1 vote
appointment of Anita Keene to
the Planning & Zoning Board to
replace Don Chancey, who
recently resigned. Commis-
sioner Grady Johnson opposed
the appointment.
-delegated on a 4-1 vote
Kevin Atchley, county engi-
neer/ director of public works,
to have power of attorney to
sign state Department of Trans-.
portation road permits in the
county manager's absence.
Commissioner Grady Johnson
opposed the delegation of this
authority.
-Heard Commissioner Gra-
dy Johnson's displeasure with a


statement he made in the last
meeting being challenged by
Fire-Rescue/Emergency Serv-
ices Chief Mike Choate. John-
son felt it was not professional-
ly responsible for a staff mem-
ber to do so.
He said, "He told me I was
wrong. I was taught profession-
al responsibility in my past.
Never have I ever witnessed a
commission being challenged
like this one. That is absolutely
absurd for him to do so, the Fire
Chief coming up to the micro-
phone. We don't need that type
of interference.
"Citizens have every right to
cfiallenge us. I do not want staff
to'do this," concluded Johnson.
Commissioner Sue Birge
clarified that the matter had
already been handled by Coun-
ty Manager Lex Albritton, who
is in charge of discipline of all
county employees. Choate was
counseled and a reprimand put
in his file.
Normally, it is up to the
Commission Chairman to allow
staff or residents to come to the
podium or table and address the
commission. Chairman Terry
Atchley has had a more liberal
approach to'having staff or res-
idents come up when they are
concerned about an issue.
Reporter Michael Kelly coni-
tributed to this report.


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Planning The Lay Of The Land


This is the third 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
The long building stretching
from West Main Street down
Ninth Avenue almost to the old
jail yard is home to nine people
in charge of what people can
and can't do with their property,
according to the county's Com-
prehensive Land Use Plan,
Florida Building Codes and the
mining ordinance.
PLANNING AND ZONING
Planner Kevin Denny came
aboard late in the fiscal year
and was immediately put to
work on developing "Sustain-
able Hardee," a visioning pro-
cess to develop a plan for the
county's growth in the next 20-
40 years. He will work with
focus groups, a steering com-
mittee and consultants on put-
ting on paper the choices the
residents of the county want for
their home county.
Keeping a stable hand on the
activities of the department last
year mainly fell to Planner B.J.
Haney, a long-term employee
who has kept minutes and agen-
das for the Planning & Zoning
Board, helps process a multi-
tude of Special Exceptions.
Variances and other zoning
change requests.
During the last year, Planning
& Zoning completed the state-


required EAR (Evaluation and
Review) of the Comprehensive
Land Use Plan and made sure
amendments agreed with the
goals set by the county commis-
sion, and with itself from page
to page of the huge document.
The EAR Amendments have
gone to the state Department of
Community Affairs for its
review.
Site Development Plans for
major construction projects,
and provides information on
floodplains, wetlands and ap-
propriate land use to state agen-
cies and the general public. In
the last fiscal year, that entailed
393 zoning or land use informa-
tion requests, six Special Ex-
ceptions, four site development
plans and six temporary special
use permits.
BUILDING & CODE
ENFORCEMENT.
Ensuring that all structures
meet the codes and ordinances
designed to protect the health,
safety and welfare of their
occupants, the four members of
this department face a thousand
daily tasks. Director Jerry
Smith came aboard in early
2010 and coordinated services.
In the last fiscal year, there
were 2,079 visits to the office,
and 3,959 phone calls for infor-
mation handled. There were
1,006 permits issued, including
11 new single-family resi-
dences, most within two days if
all the information was immedi-
ately available.


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The building inspector com-
pleted 4,191 building inspec-
tions, while code enforcement
staff handled 214 code enforce-
ment complaints. There were
129 commercial and 151 demo-
lition permits as dilapidated
structures came down to
remove health and safety haz-
ards. Unlicensed contractors,
expired permits and building
without permits also occupies
staff time.

MINING
At the far south of the long
building is the mining depart-
ment, with coordinator West
Palmer, permitting specialist
Debra Butler and administrative
assistant Machele Albritton
handing the variety of reports
required to keep up with mining
and proposed mining and recla-
mation in the county.
That entails monthly dam
inspections, reviewing required
monthly monitoring reports
from both CF Industries and
Mosaic.
There are monthly water
quality sampling and water
quality reports, site visits, water
use permit reviews, reclama-
tion approval inspections, annu-
al commission tours of mining
activity and applications for
development approval. A
monthly report of activities is
provided to commissioners.
Next week: Community Devel-
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be used to help sponsor a Science Night on March 17th as well as help with school-
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Schedule Of Weekly Services-


Printed as a Public Service
*.;, by .
eThgIerald-Advocate -
. ,Wauchula, Florida.

D.Ieadline: Thursday. 5 p.m.

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
lIwy. 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 ................11:00a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
Ist Sunday ....................5:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Central.
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 Hlwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. 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.mi. i:
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m. -
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CIIURCII
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening .................. 6:001 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00) p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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


IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo l)e 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 CIIURCHl
210 E. Broward St. 375-4681
Sunday Schlool .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ I1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m


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


MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CIIHURCH
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 t
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
781-5887
Sunday Worship .........1....... 1:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
TH.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m.


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

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

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

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m..

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Evening Worship. ........7:00 p.m.
Kidz Club. .................. 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

ONA BAPTIST CIIURCII
131 Bear Lane 773-2540 .
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCII
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday Selp .,ol . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worstilp I l;00 a.m.
.E.cning Wmiihjp ,. 6:.0 p.in.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
....................................:....:....6 :3 0 p .m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.


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

CELEBRATION CIIURCII
322 Ilanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
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Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 am.
'(htensda('.v(Evening Cell Groutps
Adult Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
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CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m
Morning Worship ................ I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S..Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m .
Wdrship Service ...........1 1:00 a.m.
W wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Roadt
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men s L'eadewship & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHiURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 llanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 arm.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ............................ 1 1:00 a.m .


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

DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dominica.................. 10:00 a.m.
Servicio .............................1... :00 a.m.
Lunes Oracion .................... 6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..... ....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6.50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ..............10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1.. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ .....6:00 p.m.

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

FIRsI CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiant St. 773-9243

Generations Catd Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for .
Ntursery-5th Grade Ilegins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast .................... 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) .......... 10:45 a.m.
Worship Service. .............. 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade ...........................6:15 p.m .
(Classes for children ages PreK- 12th
grade................. 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ..................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Early Morning Worship ........8:30 am.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Late Morning Worship .......11:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult Children & Youth

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ............7:30 p.m.

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

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


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

IIIGIIER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
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Sunday Morning Worship.... I1:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ...... 6:30 p.m.


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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

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

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Service .................... 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.


LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening .................... 6:00 p.m.


LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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


NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ........ ......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service.... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities (All Ages)
.:.......... 7:00 p.m .

NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.-.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services


NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
S10 Mhiifin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Mom. Worship ...................l...(ist & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 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.....................h9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m:
Evening Worship ...... ....... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1 & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2'y & 41' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ........................ 11:15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service


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

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
M 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 ................11:00a.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 ................ 1:00 a.m
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service........ '........7:00 p.m.

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


Holy Days ........................

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


WAUCHULA ZOLFO SPRINGS
SEVENTH DAY GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
ADVENTIST 'r TCHURCHl South Hwy. 17 494-5456


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

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

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 .................... 0:00 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
HIwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ................................ 0:00 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 CHURCI-H
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m..
Training Union ......................5:00 p.m.i
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.


Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.!


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"Ouch," cried Mrs. Lofting while
sewing. "Every time I sewand try to
get this needle through coarse
cloth, I pierce my thumb."
Her sympathetic husband be-
came interested, and he fashioned
a bell-shaped covering. Jokingly,
he called it a "thumb-bell."
Injust a littlewhile women began
ordering his cap, which is now
called a "thimble," and is found in
almost every home.
When you're pierced, don't
pout, pray. Ask the Lord for
wisdom to turn your obstacle into
an opportunity.
The Bible says. "If any of you
lacks wisdom, he should ask God,
who gives generously to all."


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H ow do we find a way to rest and store up
energy for the next activity in our busy lives'?
Perhaps a nap in the warm sunshine? .Ieremiah 6:1-6
says, "...ask where the good way is, and walk in
it, and you will find rest for your souls." Discover
the "'good way" in God's house. Find the peace and
respite to rejuvenate your life!


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
PO. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL


Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

LIFF CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER
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 ..................10:00 a.m.
W worship ... ......................... .. 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 ................0:00 a.m.
Children's Church................0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
"VRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo .......... 1:00 a.m.
..............................................7 :00 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday .......................... 6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-781-1578
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 735-0636
Sunday School . ..............9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship................... I I 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.
Corfesiones.... ............10:00 a.m.
Doctrina...........................11:30 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica .......10:00 a.m.
Servicio .... ........................11:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club ........................ 6:30 p.m.
SSeirvicio 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.


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Varsity Split; JVs Win


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats contin-
ued their exciting play last
week, losing one home game in
overtime and winning the sec-
ond one.
The 'Cats face another pair of
games this week, Tuesday at
home against Sarasota Cardinal
Mooney and tomorrow (Friday)
at Bradenton Southeast. Next
week's trio of games finishes
out the regular season, with a
trip to Mulberry on Tuesday.
Home Thursday for Senior
Night against Lake Placid and
finishing with a varsity only
home game against Fort Meade
at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Class 3A -11 tournament
is at Hardee the week of Feb. 7-
11.
BOOKER
Last Tuesday, the Wildcats
forced overtime in a scrabble
against Sarasota Booker at
home.
The game was close all the
way, with some spurts here and
there. Hardee led 13-11 at the
end of the first quarter and
trailed 21-20 at halftime..
Booker kept its one-point lead
to finish the third period up 30.
Hardee knotted the score at 45-
apiece to finish regulation. In
the four-minute overtime,
Booker flourished to outscore
Hardee 12-6 and win the game
57-51.
Greg Nutter led Booker with
14 points, including a trey and
4-of-4 at the line in the over-
time cycle.


For Hardee, Keshun Rivers
led all scorers with 17 points,
eight in the final regulation
period.
Andrew Hooks chipped in
with 16, Carl "Junior" Brown
nine, Jajuan Hooks and D'-
Vonte Hooks each four points
and Tony Rodriguez one foul
shot.
SEBRING
The Wildcats were home
again on Friday to face long-
time nemesis Sebring, with the
blue Bleacher Creatures again
on hand to help.
Sebring jumped out ahead
13-6 after a slow first period,
but Hardee bounded back in the
second stanza for 26 points to
take the lead 26-25 at halftime.
Hardee widened that lead to 47-
38 at the end of the third quarter
and finished with the 70-54
win.
High scorer was Blue Streak
Toby Solebellon with 18 points,
while teammate Jarred Cannon
had 14, the only two Streaks in
double digits. Six other players
had less than 10 points apiece.
Meanwhile, Rivers again led
Hardee, his 17 points including
5-of-6 at the charity stripe.
Rodriguez added 16 points with
10, in the high-scoring second
quarter. Jajuan Hooks added a
dozen, with 5-of-7 free throws.
Brown and Tre' Anderson had
nine apiece and D'Vonte Hooks
added seven.
Christian Moralez, Jimmy
Vallejo, Bobby Brown and
Andrew Hooks each added to
the floor game.


JV GAMES
For the junior Wildcats, prac-,
ticing with the varsity is paying
off. Freshman Keyon Brown is
getting more consistent and it
the obvious scoring leader.
Against Booker, Hardee won
59-43 behind Brown's 23
points. He also had 23 against
Sebring on Friday.
In the Booker game, Hardee
jumped out to a quick lead and
never looked back. It was 25-8
at the end of the first period.
That was 35-19 at halftime, 51-
32 at the end of the third and
59-43 at the final buzzer.
Joining Brown in the scoring
column were Steve Metayer
with 14 points, including a
quartet of treys, Alonzo "Kane"
Casso with 11, Lucius Everett
with six, Ledarius Sampson
with three and Zack Neuhofer
with two points. Daniel Boehm
and Jacob Neuhofer contributed
defensively with assists.
It was a much closer start
against Sebring, with Hardee
down 12-11 at the end of the
first period. A strong second
session in which Brown hit.8-
of-8 at the foul line and a pair of
deuces, put the 'Cats up 24-20
at the half.
Hardee kept the pressure up
to widen the lead to 44-33 at the
end of the third quarter and fin-
ished an even fourth quarter for
the 52-42 win.
Behind Brown's points were
Casso with 13, Metayer with
eight, Sampson five and Everett
three points.


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This 1991 photo shows youngsters in the school "Python Team"
along with teachers (seated in front center, from left) Jack Webb,
Carol Brush, Pamela (last name unknown), Tito Terrell and Dick
Daggett.


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


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Girls Lose In OT


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Lady Wildcats
were stopped in overtime to
lose to district rival Sarasota
Booker last week.
They came- back to win on
Thursday, however, at Frost-
.proof to even the week.
This week's final two games
of the season are Tuesday at
Fort Meade and today (Thurs-
day) at home for Senior Night
against visiting Lakeland High.
The Class 3A-District 11
tournament is next week at
Bradenton Southeast. Pairings
haven't been announced yet.
It was a varsity-only road
game at Sarasota against Book-
er to start last week. Hardee led
8-5 after a slow first period, but
Booker bounced ahead to lead
16-12 at the half. The Lady


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.

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 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
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
Lauderdale, 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"h 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 immedlatefyiupon
receiving this notification If the
time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call 711.
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/
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252010DR000706
IN RE: THE PETITION OF
PRJ/CX, A MINOR CHILD


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 Drawer 1749, or 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 you, 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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Tornadoes took. a 25-18 lead at
the end of thd third, only to
have Hardee hold them to just
two points in the fourth, while
tying the game at 27-all as the
final buzzer rang.
Robyn Tanksley scored the
only Hardee points in overtime,
which Booker nailed a deuce
and four-of-six free throws for
the 33-30 win.
Seniors Elvira Servin and
LaCresha Carlton paced Hardee
with eight points apiece, with
Ashley Louis at six, Maria
Avalos four and Tanksley at
four. Paige Massey, Allison
Hunter, Artrice Hines and
Kayla Nichols added to the
floor game.
It was a different story at
Frostproof on Thursday night,
where Hardee jumped out to an
18-2 first-quarter advantage and
coasted to a 63-23 win.
All the varsity Hardee players
got in the scoring column.
Louis topped them with 17
points, while Servin had 16,
Carlton eight, Nichols and
Tanksley each six, Avalos and
Massey four apiece and Hines a
two-pointer.
The JV also won at Frost-
proof, coming home with a 33-
16 victory. Although everyone
got in the game, all players did-
n't score in this one.
Freshman Alyssa Casso had
the hot hand and led-all scorers
with 16 points, 11 in the third
period. Hunter added seven,
Stephanie Perez six and Bailey
Carlton four points. Also seeing
action were Kashia Mosley,
Adna Metayer, Diana Gomez,
Carleigh Coleman, Endreina
Martinez and Destany Mc-
Clellan.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252010CA000736
GOOD NEWS BAPTIST CHURCH
OF HARDEE COUNTY, INC.,
a Florida corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
ESTATE OF LAWRENCE
WILLIAMS, deceased, and his
unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against him;
and SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE,
INC., a Florida corporation,
Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANTS:
ESTATE OF LAWRENCE
WILLIAMS, deceased, and his
unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against
him
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against
you for quiet title and ejectment
on the following.described prop-
erty in Hardee County, Florida:
Parcels 3, 4, 27 and 28
Begin at NW corner of
W1/4 of SE1/4 of NW1/4 of
Section 29, Township 33
South, Range 25 East;
thence South 170.00 feet
to point of beginning;
thence South 170.00 feet;
thence East 301.74 feet;
thence North 170.00 feet;
thence West 301.04 feet to
the Point of Beginning;
LESS road right-of-way off
the West side and LESS
the East 30.00 feet for road
easement, Hardee County,
Florida.
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to JOHN W. H. BURTON of
Burton & Burton, 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
eitherbefore 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
1:6-27c


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

COUNTY
Jan. 23, Moises Lopez-Ramirez, 37, of 1414 Lost Acres Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Edgardo
Cruz and charged with DUI and no valid license.
Jan. 23, Nicholas Mendoza, 35, of 167 Sweetwater Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward and charged with
possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia,
smuggling contraband into a detention facility and withholding
support of children.
Jan. 23, a theft on U.S. 17 North and a vehicle stolen on lack
Jones Road were reported.

Jan. 22, Laquinda Deanna Smith, 30, of 135 Carlton St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward and charged with bat-
tery.
Jan. 22, a residential burglary on Lake Branch Road and a
fight on SR 64 West were reported.

Jan. 21, Crystal Lee Cisneros, 21, P.O. Box 661, Zolfo
* Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of violation of
. probation.
Jan. 21, Juan Gabriel Calderon, 24, of 2394 Osprey Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette and charged with
burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance, possession of bur-
glary tools with intent to use, criminal mischief damage to proper-
ty, larceny, trespass on property other than a structure and public
order crimes.
Jan. 21, Norman Ray Igo, 43, of 741 Morrell Ave., Lake
Wales, was arrested by Det. John Shivers on a charge of withhold-
ing support of children.
Jan. 21, Tomas Suarez, 46, of 405 Third Street East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with
battery.
Jan. 21, burglary of a conveyance on East Main Street was
reported.

Jan. 20, Janet Lee Sherrock, 50, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina and charged with trespass on
property other than a structure.

Jan. 20, a residential burglary on Shanna Lane, and thefts on
Moffitt Road and on Will Duke Road were reported.

Jan. 19, Mauricio Antonio Hernandez, 41, of 1833 U. S. 17
North, Wauchula, was arrested and charged with violation of the
county ordinance-open container law.
Jan. 19, Oscar Ramirez Villalobos, 43, General Delivery,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with
;disorderly intoxication.
Jan. 19, Bernabe Garduna Pedroza, 37, of 639 Green St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Andrew McGuckin and charged
with willful, riot premeditated homicide.
Jan. 19, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Jan. 18, Joey Wayne Windham, 39, of 417 E. Seventh Ave.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 18, a business burglary on Knight Road, burglary of a
conveyance on Hampton Road, a vehicle stolen on Magnolia
Boulevard, criminal mischief on Meadow Lane and a theft on U.S.
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Jan. 17, Tomas Collio-Vasquez, 36, of 2460 Pine Cone Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with
retail theft.
Jan. 17, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

WAUCHULA
Jan. 22, Billy Joe Longoria, 35, of 6290 Medina Court,
Sarasota, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on an.out-of-state
fugitive warrant.
Jan. 22, burglary of a conveyance on East Main Street, a fight
on Park Drive, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North and a theft on
East Palmetto Street were reported.

Jan. 21, Michael Paul Sanchez, 35, of 5007 Troublesome
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Brock and
charged with battery and withholding support of children.
Jan. 21, William Dean Mackay, 24, of 12290 U.S. 301, Parish,
was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with disorderly
intoxication, resisting an officer without violence and violation of
probation.
Jan. 21, a fight on West Main Street was reported.

Jan. 20, Joel Calvillo, 18, of 5120 Dixiana Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas on a charge of contempt"
of court.
Jan. 20, Roseanna Sanchez, 28, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with grand theft
vehicle and no valid license. At the jail, Sgt. Lyle Hart detained her
on a charge of violation of probation.
Jan. 20, thefts on South Seventh Avenue and on U.S. 17 South
were reported.

Jan. 19, Brandon Keith Wisniewski, 26, of 611 E. Summitt
St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged
with two counts of battery and two counts no valid license.
Jan. 19, a vehicle stolen on East Palmetto Street and a theft on
Tulane Avenue were reported.

Jan. 18, Ashley Nacole McCumber, 22, of 714 LaPlaya Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with
battery.
Jan. 18, criminal mischief on K. D. Revell Road. And thefts
on South Eighth Avenue and East Main Stredt were reported.

Jan. 17, Jimenez Jimen, 39, of 404 Peace Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with battery.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 22, Efrain Velasquez, 25, of 4205 Central Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with
disorderly intoxication.

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sympathy than by service.
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January 27, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 5C


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Ryan Christopher Caudle,
32, Arcadia and Lorna Grace
*Ransom, 38, Arcadia.
Nennito Campbell, 47, Chat-
ham, Mass., and Carla A.
Miller, 42, Avon Park.
Jeffrey Danziel Ford, 28,
Zolfo Springs, and Elizabeth
Sebrming Hall, 41, Wauchula.
Harry Eugene Andrews Sr.,
58, Bowling Green, and Mel-
vina Jackson, 49, Fort Pierce.
Junior A. Rineck, 71, Pick-
erel, Wis., and Carolyn J. Ham-
ptonr, 69, Ellijay, Ga.
Jose Carrera, 32, Wauchula,
and Amanda Lynn Terrell, 29,
Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Citibank South Dakota vs.
Arturo Landaverde, voluntary
dismissal.
Caitibank South Dakota vs.
Wendy L. Welch, voluntary dis-
missal.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
John David Merrifield, pos-
session of undersize bass, adju-
dication withheld, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution (COP).
Shawntell Christina Thomp-
son, trespass on property other
than structure or conveyance,
adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.
Rossy Contreras, retail theft,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, stay out of
store, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
COP, $32.82 restitution, 25
hours community service.
Harriett Gale Davis, five
counts possession of a prescrip-
tion drug without a prescrip-
tion, not prosecuted.
Charles Nicolas Skitka, vio-
lation of a domestic violence
injunction for protection, six
months in jail with credit for
time served (CTS), fine and
court costs waived, $50 COP.
Candida Trejo Lugo, three
counts cruelty to animals, not
prosecuted.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Brittany Nicole Unzueta and
the state Department of Rev-
enue (DOR) vs. John Jamie
Perez, petition to enforce
administrative child support
order.
Orwel Lloyd vs. Prison
Inspector and staff, petition for


review of inmate situation.
Catherine E. Williams and
DOR vs. Edward Francis Paige,
petition for child support.
Alfonso Cortez and DOR vs.
Leticia Compos, petition for
child support.
Sean Keleher and Megan
Keleher, divorce.
Natalie Burnett and DOR vs.
Icy 0. Peacock, petition for
child support.
Esther Castillo and Arturo
Castillo, divorce.
HSBC Bank vs. Doris
Griffin, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.

The following decisions on
civil. cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Elsie Chery and DOR vs.
Julian J. Williams, voluntary
dismissal.
Lem John Brown Jr. vs.
Nikki Lynn Brown, voluntary
dismissal of temporary injunc-
tion for protection.
Veronica Garcia Espinoza vs.
Jose Luis Espinoza Jr., injunc-
tion for protection.
CACH LLC vs. Rossanna R.
Patron, judgment.
Mary Lee Albritton Granger
and Herman T. Granger, di-
vorce.
Rita Luna Ramirez and G.
Heriberto Ramirez, divorce.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases was 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 and
the recommendation of the
state probation office and also
state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Donnie Edward Gray, viola-
tion of community control-
house arrest (original charge
robbery), sentence modified to
include 11 months 29 days in
jail, $100 public defender fees
and $100 COP added to out-
standing fines and fees.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Steven M. Carpenter to Amy
Jo Dubberly, $110,000.
John M. and Sherry R. White
to Joshua C. and Amy Kelly,
$159,000.
Athar C. Pavis as trustee to
Lily Mn Grove LLC, $390,000.
Juan F. and Maria Cisneros
to Patricia Jean and Elaburto
Cisneros, $12,150.
James E. and Donna H.
Welker to John D. and Janet E.
Woodall, $36,000.


Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully, prepare
prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
-William Ward


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 371 P86

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.

Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF RICARDO B.
GARZA AND HEIRS OF IGNACIA GARZA

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
9'" 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.: 25201OTD009XXXX1.6-27c
1.6-27C


I C o rth use R ep rt


The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Jan. 9-22. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
listed.

ISSUED
Aaron B. Albert, Chamber-
lain Blvd., renovations, $2,000.
William Anderson, Manatee
Street, renovations, $32,500.
William Anderson, Manatee
Street, renovations, $16,250.
William Anderson, Manatee
Street, renovations, $16,250.
William Anderson, Manatee
Street, renovations, $32,500.
William Anderson, Manatee
Street, renovations, $16,250
William Anderson, Manatee
Street, renovations, $16,250.
Jon Lee Earhart, Fourth
Avenue, renovations, $2,450.
Redlands Christian Migrant
Assoc., Orange Street, remodel-
ing, $7,485.
Douglas Battey, Maxwell
Drive, remodeling, $2,500.
Gary Delatorre, Martin Lu-
ther King Jr. Avenue, renova-
tions, $7,500.
Benjamin Hash, U.S. 17
South, renovations, $1,886.
Owner/Builder, West Eighth
Street, new construction,
$36,000.
Joseph Alan Lang, Third
Street East, electrical work,
$1,500.
Harry Purvis, Edwards Peace
Drive, mobile home, $1,800.
Benjamin R. Hash, Suwannee
Street, renovations, $6,000.
Thomas Bostick Construc-
tion Inc., West Main St., reno-
vations, $3,500.
Hardee County Commission,
Rodeo Drive, new construction,
$50,000.
BUILDING BLOCKS
If you use an unlicensed con-
tractor, according to Florida
Statute 455.228, the Depart-
ment of Professional Regula-
tions (DPR) may issue a cease
and desist order and also may
take you to Circuit Court.
Which has the authority to
impose a civil penaffy of up to
$5,000 for aiding and assisting
unlicensed activity. You could
also be liable for court costs.
Don't look back.
Something might be gain-
ing on you.
-Satchel Paige

Honesty is the cornerstone
of all success, without
which confidence and abil-
ity to perform shall cease
to exist.
-Mary Kay Ash


Get well wishes to the Ralph
Wine Family from house fire.
Harry is home with them but
Paula is still in critical condi-
tion.
CHAPEL
As the organ was played by
Gerry Wilhem. Jim, Anfiella.
Kent and Joyce Aurand greeted
188. The opening prayer was
led by Bernie Merema, special
music by Pastor Jason playing
guitar and singing. Sandy
Feeser directed the choir, ac-
companied on piano by Cheryl
Conkle.
Pastor Jason spoke from
Romans 12:1: "You can't do
things on your own, you need
God in your life."

COFFEE / UPDATES
Many doughnuts and coffee
were enjoyed by 263, and Janet
welcomed everyone and led the
prayer and Cathy Kistler led the.
pledge. Our speaker was Re-
becc'a from Hash Plumbing,
locally owned and who gave
away coupons.
We have collected over 100
pounds of pop tabs for Shriners
Hospital. Many coupons, 50/50
and Perkins pie were won.
Congrats!

ACTIVITIES
Bowling: Steve McIntire,
high game 194 and high series
552; for the women, high game
Arlene Sebright 171 and high
series Marilyn Achard 459.
Great bowling and lots of fun!
Horseshoes: Playing at
Pioneer Creek RV, Good Life
RV Park won 20-12. The day
was enjoyed with doughnuts
and sunny weather.
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jobs in office and retail work,
and finally retired as a school
bus driver of three years.
Kathy's interests are any type
of craft, playing bocce and vol-
unteering for the park. Both of
them really love traveling
around to other places and find-
ing new restaurants to enjoy.
Bill loves riding his Goldwing
motorcycle and fishing.
They heard about our park
from friends in the park, and
after the first year, decided this
is where they wanted to be.
They have enjoyed and
resided in our park for the past
three years. Prior to this, they
were staying on both the west
and east coasts of Florida. Both'
love the friendliness of the peo-
'ple, which was why they made
this their snowbird getaway.
We want to welcome Kathy
as our new cookbook chairman.
She has already organized
favorite recipes submitted from
other park residents and has
new cookbooks on order as a
fund raiser. She has done an
awesome job and in a timely
fashion.


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Wayne Shick third in consola-
tion.

SPOTLIGHT
Bill and Kathy Kistler reside
in Leechburg, Pa., have been
married for 26 years, and have
two sons, three daughters and
seven grandchildren.
Bill retired after 25 years
from the Port Authority of
Allegheny County Transit as a
bus driver. After their youngest
child was in middle school,
Kathy gave up being a stay-at-
home mom and held several


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FAIR TO REMEMBER


COURTESY PHOTOS
Fourth graders who earned first-place ribbons at the North Wauchula Elementary
School Science Fair were (top photo, from front left) Laura Kate Reynolds, Best In
Show Zachary Durastanti and Best In Show Jansen Walker; (back row) Augustine
Flores, Sebastian Estrada, J.C. Kulig, Abigail Candelario-Nanes and Andrea McVey.
Fifth grader Garrett Norris (middle photo) excitedly displays his Science Fair project,
which was presented with Best In Show. Fifth graders who gained first-place ribbons
were (bottom photo, from front left) Nubia Gomez, Rouke Madronal and Cori-Ann
Rosales; (second row) Shauna Norwood, Zachary Deuberry and Garrett Norris.


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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
Local Realtor J.G. Anderson
sees a brighter year for the
county and city in 1936. It will
be one of the best years since
the crash, he said. Groves are
pruned and fertilized, tick erad-
ication is nearly complete and
with a lot of thoroughbred bulls
in pastures this year will pro-
duce a fine crop of calves for
market. A canning and cold
storage plant will help, too, said
Anderson, in his annual predic-
tion.
Carmen Blackburn, an at-
tractive brunette in the senior
class of Wauchula High School,
was crowned the seventh annu-
al Strawberry Festival Queen at
Bowling Green on Friday night.
A fine program of entertain-
ment was presented before the
coronation, with several young-
er ladies from Fort Meade,
Bowling Green, Wauchula,
Zolfo Springs taking part.

J. Earl Clouse, well-known
local young man, was appoint-
ed as yardman for the County
Courthouse and jail grounds by
the County Commission, which
set his salary. The courthouse
grounds are rated among the
prettiest around the state and
are well taken care of.

Page's, Wauchula's newest
store, will have a grand opening
on Friday, with "a feast of bar-
gains in ladies ready-too-wear
millinery and shoes." There are
400 dresses in four groups rang-
ing from $1.98 to $4.98 and 200
pairs of shoes from 49 to 89
cents a pair.

50 YEARS AGO
The four-laning of U.S. 17
through Wauchula and Zolfo
Springs within a year was pre-
dicted by County Commission
Chairman Lee Hanchey. That
was echoed by county attorney
Hoyt Carlton, who said it would
partially depend on support of
the new District One board
member, Warren Cason. More
than 50 percent of the deeds for
the right of way have been
obtained.

State Sen. G.W. "Dick"
Williams and his wife, Garnet,
both of Oak Grove, were
injured Sunday in an accident in
Fort Meade, on their way back
to Tallahassee for budget meet-
ings. Williams received a frac-
tured nose and dislocated shoul-
der. The Williams' car, a 1961
model, had been purchased just
a week before the accident.
* The bulk of special legisla-
tion Hardee County officials


seek in the upcoming session of
the state Legislature is aimed at
updating outdated population
acts. Old acts were based on a
10,000 population and the
county has nearly 13,000 now.
The 1960 census showed an
increase of nearly 3,000 people.

Slaughter Motor Sales has
the 1961 full-size Chrysler
Newport, Windsor or New
Yorker with Firebolt V-8 en-
gine and remarkable front sus-
pension for only $2,964 plus
freight.
25 YEARS AGO
The County Commission has
hired Erwin Mapp, 63, as librar-'
ian for the Hardee County Pub-
lic Library. He comes from Fort
Lauderdale and is expected to
begin work Feb. 24. He has a
master's degree in library sci-
ence and many years of experi-
ence. He will have a starting
salary of $19,000 and is expect-
ed to "set up the library a little
better."

To help attract new industry,
Hardee County should become
certified as a "Blue Chip coun-
ty," a state Department of Com-
merce official told the Hardee
County Industrial Development
Authority on Thursday at a lun-
cheon at Nicholas' Family Rest-
aurant. The designation has
been developed to assist com-
munities in achieving goals for
new job opportunities and
improve the overall quality of
life, the IDA was told.

Despite street talk to the con-
trary, the U.S. Postal Service
advises it has not decided on a
site in Wauchula yet. No site,
including the city park on East
Main Street, has been approved
or denied. A decision will wait
another 30 days until the site
committee meeting.

Country Chrysler is having


sales at its Chrysler, Plymouth,
Dodge headquarters. There are
discounts of up to $2,000 on
any Chrysler Fifth .AvenueZ, a
used 1985 Reliant four-door is
$6,795 with 9.5 percent finang-
ing for up to 60 months; and a
1985 Dodge Turbo charger is
sale- priced at $8,195.
10 YEARS AGO
Friday's move of the State
Attorney's Office marks the
beginning of plans to close the
Hardee County Courthouse
doors. Candace Preston, assis-
tant state attorney and supervi-
sor of the local office, said she
was pleased with the move
from the third floor of the cour-
thouse to newly renovated
offices in the old jail complex.
Lockdov'' of the courthouse is
expected by the first or second
week of March.

Mandatory garbage pickup
and a change in the county
assessments for fire and solid
waste (garbage) seem definite
now. Last week, commissioners
approved a contract with con-
sultants, who will work for sev-
eral months gathering infofma-
tjon on how much annual
assessments should be.

CSX Railroad plans to close
or change nine of its railroad
crossings on CR 663 south of
Ona. The anticipated upgrades,
raising the rubberized rails two
to six inches, may require the
county to do paving which
could cost $150,000 to raise the
road approaches to the railroad
level.

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pack of party wings for $6.49,
medium eggs 69 cents a dozen,
Porterhouse steak at $5.09
pound, fresh pork spareribs for
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DESSERT & FASHION
SHOW
The Craft Club is hosting its
fifth annual Ladies Only Des-
sert & Fashion Show on Mon-
day, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Rec
Hall. Admission will be a mini-
mim $3 donation to breast can-
cer. Come and help support a
good cause.

DANCES
It was a great dance
Saturday, Jan. 15. Steve Baker
had everyone on the dance floor
all evening.
Door prizes were donated by
Chuck and Barb Ellis and
Leona Munsie. The prizes were
won by Peggy Ralph, Cindy
Johnson, Jerry Tremblay and
Steve Martin.
The next dance is this
Saturday, with Buddy Canova.
We hope to see everyone there.

COFFEE KLATCH
On Jan. 19, Bill Johnson led
the U.S. Pledge, Peggy Ralph
led the Canadian Pledge and
Lee Roy Behymer led the
prayer. The 50/50 winners were
412 Or-chard, Lot 76, Pudge
and Laurie Hierlihy and Col-
leen and Dusty Miller.

COUNTRY HOEDOWN
Linda Harrison is in charge
of this Feb. 26 event and needs
volunteers to help her.
Tickets will go on sale Mon-
day at 10 a.m. Music will be
provided by Chrissy Harriman.

BINGO
Debra Saunders won the
large jackpot on Jan. 14 and









A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Come. Sit down. Let's argue
this out. This is God's mes-
sage: "If your sins are blood-
red, they'll be snow white. If
they're red like crimson,
they'll be like wool."
Isaiah 1:18 (ME)

FRIDAY .
Jesus said, "I give you a new
commandment: Love one
another. As I have loved you,
so you are to love one
another. If there is this love
among you, then all will
know that you are My disci-
ples."
John 13:35 (NEB)

SATURDAY
You are my strength; I wait
for You to rescue me, for
you, 0 God, are my place of
safety. ... But as for me, I will
sing about Your power. I will
shout with joy each morning
because of Your unfailing
love.
Psalm 59:9,16 (NLT)

SUNDAY
And now, my friends, all that
is true, all that is noble, all
that is just and pure, all that
is lovable and gracious,
whatever is excellent, what-
ever is admirable, fill all your
thoughts with these things.
Philippians 4:8 (NEB)

MONDAY
Only the Lord gives wisdom;
He gives knowledge and
understanding. He stores up
wisdom for those who are
honest. ... Wisdom will help
you be good and do what is
right.
Proverbs 2:6-7a, 20 (NCV)

TUESDAY
Let love be genuine; hate
what is evil, hold fast to what
is good. Love one another
with brotherly affection; and
outdo one another in show-
ing honor.
Romans 12:6 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
"0 Lord," I (Daniel) prayed,
"You are a great and awe-
some God; You always fulfill
Your promise of mercy to
those who love You and
keep Your laws."
Daniel 9:5 (TLB))


Cindy Johnson won the small
jackpot.
On Jan. 17, the large jackpot
was split among Peggy Ralph,
Sherry Chamberlain and Ron
Ackermann. The small jackpot
was split between Donna Prill-
mayer and Kay Griffin.

SCORES
Bowling Jan. 12: First place,
His & Hers; second, Flo's
Flurries; and third, Team No. 1.
Horse Collar Shuffling Jan. 12:
First, Mert Wolfe and Marion
Wooters; second, Arlie Wooters
and Ray Baker; and third, Ron
Storm and Pennie Kendorski.
Men's Golf Jan. 13: A's,
Doug Taylor; B's, Aurele Du-
four; C's, S. Gervase; and D's,
Paul Vaughan.
Women's Golf Jan. 13: First,
Jan Brinker; second, Nancy
Ellman; and third, Barb
Kramer.
Horse Collar Shuffling Jan.
17: First, Charlie Molett and
Joerg Gorgas; second, Pete
Bashford and June Storm; and
third, Jeri Plumley and Steve
Gray.
Shuffling Jan. 18: Three-
game winners were Lee Roy
Behymer, Bob Bundy, Allen
Christopher, Eleanor Dice, Bob
Jones, Joe Newman, Don Plum-
ley, Bill Potter, Sharon Potter
and Arlie
Wooters.

CHURCH NEWS
By Diane Burget
Our worship service num-
bers continue to grow as our
residents return from the North.
Pastor Bob Winne opened our
worship service on Jan. 16 by
leading us in singing "0 Come
Let Us Adore Him." Carole
Jones provided accompaniment
on the piano. Under the direc-
tion of Nancy Morrison and
accompaniment of Linda Gray,
our choir sang "Then I Met the
Master."
Pastor Winne recounted the
story of Moses and the burning
bush, taken from Exodus 3.
Moses had at least four excuses
for not doing as God had asked.
Like Moses, we all have excus-
es for not serving our Lord.
Pastor Winne reminded us
that God does not need great
talent. He needs us to be avail-
able and willing. He also re-
minded us that we are not saved
by our works but we will be
rewarded for our works. He
encouraged us to help make a
difference in the world around
us.
Money isn't everything-
but it's a long way ahead
of what comes next.
-Edmund Stockdale


We C.A.R.E.
By Sharon Ussery
Hardee Unit/American Cancer Society


I would like to share the following information, which was
sent to me. with all of you.

ON ANY GIVEN DAY ...
Cancer never sleeps. It does not discriminate, and no one is
immune. Cancer can strike any family, in any community, at any
time. And the only way to fight it is to be right there in those com-
munities and with those families, every single day. That's the great
strength of the American Cancer Society. Thanks to our committed
volunteers, we never sleep. either. We are here to help every fami-
ly . in every community . every day.
On any given day in the United States, more than 4,100 peo-
ple will hear the devastating words, "You have cancer."
On any given day. more than 1,500 families will lose a loved
one to the disease in the United States. But the American Cancer
Society is doing everything within our power to change that.
On any given day, our cancer.org website will receive more
than 63,000 hits from people looking for lifesaving information
about cancer prevention, treatment, and support.
On any given day, nearly 3,000 people will find knowledge,
resources, comfort, and compassion from a trained cancer infor-
mation specialist at our toll-free call center.
On any given day, the American Cancer Society will provide
more than 1,500 people with cancer-related information and pro-
grams.
On any given day, nearly 140 cancer patients and caregivers
receive free lodging from one of the American Cancer Society
"Hope" lodges nationwide.
On any given day, our grassroots force of more than three mil-
lion passionate volunteers is tirelessly seeking to save lives from
cancer.
On any given day, nearly 180 women will be reminded that
they are still beautiful no matter what cancer does to them -
through our "Look Good ... Feel Better" program.
On any given day, nearly 300 cancer patients and their loved
ones will find solace, hope, and inspiration from someone who has,
"been there" through our Cancer Survivors Network.
On any given day, almost 100 wives, husbands, daughters,
sons, sisters, brothers and friends who have been diagnosed with
breast cancer meet a trained Reach to Recovery survivor and vol-
unteer, who provides living proof that they can beat this disease.
And the proof that our efforts are working?
On any given day, more than 11 million cancer survivors are
enjoying rewarding, productive lives.
The American Cancer Society touches so many people on any


given day ... because dedicated volunteers and supporters like you
are committed to making a difference in the fight against cancer,
every day.
Sharon Ussery is a board member for the Hardee Unit of the
American Cancer Society, located on West Main Street in down-'
town Wauchula. For more information, call local Executive
Director Denise Benavides at (866) 739-5288, extension 5802.



FESTIVAL FUNDS


COURTESY PHOTO
Erika Scheipsmeier of Austin Growers presents a doria-
tion of money to Assistant Principal Dale Wolgast of
North Wauchula Elementary School. The funds were
raised during a fall festival sponsored by Austin Growers
in support of Hardee District Schools. Scheipsmeier
hopes the successful festival will turn into an annual
event. Wolgast said the money will go toward purchas-
ing needed recess equipment like footballs, soccer balls
and basketballs.

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first time. The drink consisted of soda water and
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BUT FROM HOMEMADE FLUTES


By A.D. LOR
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My interview was with Yong H.
Vang.
Q: Where were you born?
A: In Loas, the town of Locheng.
Q: What year and month were
you born in?
A: Oct. 9, 1951.
Q: How old were you when you
started school?
A: I started school in 1960.
Q: What school did you attend, if
you remember?
,A: I don't remember the school
name, but every kid in Locheng went to
that one same school.
Q: Where was your school locat-
ed?
A: In the middle of Locheng.
Q: What kind of transportation
did you use to get to school?
A: I walked on foot with a couple of
other students nearby.
Q: What grade in school did you
get to?
A: I got to fifth grade, which was a
high grade because those who graduate
from fifth grade are qualified to be a
teacher. I graduated and went off to
work.
Q: What was the highest grade
level?
A: Seventh and eight grade, but if
we wanted to go that far, we had to
move to the city to continue.
Q: What kinds of subjects were
there?
A: I don't remember, but I took
writing and math because I wanted to
be an interpreter.
Q: What kind of rules did they
have when you were in school?
A: Kids have to be in a uniform-
style clothes. The girls have to cut their
hair to their chin, or else they are not
accepted in. If you're late for class or
fool around, you get punished.
Q: What kind of punishments
were given when you were in school?
A: The teachers will make you stand
and stick your hand if you can't read or
work out a problem. They will take a


ruler or a stick and hit the palm of your
hands with it. If we do something very
bad, they will sometimes hit our bottom
with a stick. If we talk back to the
teacher, we have to kneel and outstretch
our arms while we chew on a ruler stick
in front of the entire class or school.
Q: How many days did you go to
school per week?
A: Monday through Friday
Q: What did you do with your
friends on free time?
A: In Loas, I have no free time, but
when we moved to Thailand, we could-
n't go anywhere because the Thais were
watching us, so we remain in the place
we can.
Q: How many people were in your
family at the time?
A: There were a lot of us. My
grandma and grandpa, my aunt and
uncle and their six kids, along with me
and my parents. It's a big family for us
at the time.
Q: Did you work anywhere dur-
ing the time attending school?
A: No, I attended school. On
Saturday and Sunday I had to go help
my parents with the garden, or watch
the cows.
Q: How old were you when you
started working? Where?
A: I was 13 when I started working
for the soldiers and as a teacher. Around
8 to 3, I teach a group of students, and
around 3:30 to 7, I'm dropping off hand
grenades
and guns to i
soldiers. ,ot \. eig
Q: .*
What kind
of houses did you live in?
A: We live in houses made of dried
grass tied together as we stack them on
top of one another. Some of us sleep on
the ground and some sleep on wooden
beds.
Q: What was it like during the
Vietnam War?
A: During the Vietnam War, we had
some good food to eat because I was
working for the military, and they


exported can foods and rice to Laos.
But in 1975 Communists took control
of Laos and the U.S. left, as we left as
refugees to Thailand.
Q: What kind of music did you
listen to?
A: We don't have a CD player or
anything, so we made bamboo flutes.
We sing to express our feelings, and we
have this kind of harmonica, a violin,
and leaves.
Q: In what year did you get mar-
ried?
A: 1971.
Q: Where did you get married?
A: In Laos.
Q: What year did you come to the
United States?
A: I came in October 1979.
Q: Where did you live in the U.S.?
A: I first moved to Bremerton,
Wash. In 1982, I moved to Rockford,
Ill., and then I moved to Manitowoc,


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Q: What did you do in the U.S.?
A: I work as an interpreter and
translate to parents. I also went to ESL
(English as a Second Language) classes.
Q: How much was gas in the
United States when you came?
A: Gas was around $1.05 for super
gas.
Q: What year did you retire?
A: In 1986, I became sick and have
shoulder problems from Vietnam War,
so I couldn't work anymore and had to
retire from my job.

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
our readers.


COURTESY PHOTO
Patty Valerio with MidFlorida Credit Union in Wauchula reads to kindergarten students
at North Wauchula Elementary School as part of the credit union's "Gift of Reading"
program. After reading the book "Ready for Anything" to the class, Valerio presented
each pupil with his own personal copy and provided a copy for each classroom and
for the school library as well. The Gift of Reading program is an annual event made
possible through MidFlorida and promotes reading in a fun and dynamic way.


Last year's winner .?




Pioneer P rk


PIONEER PARK DAYS



COYER ART CONTEST

The Herald-Advocate is seeking original artwork for the
front and back covers of its annual special tabloid section on
Hardee County's most popular festival. It could be yours!


ADULT DIVISION


First place:


Second place:


Third place:


* $100 Cash.
* Publication of your work on the front cover.
* Your photo and biographical story inside.

* $50 Cash.
* Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.
* $25 Cash.
* Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.


CHILDREN'S DIVISION (12 AND UNDER)
A week-long pass to Pioneer Park Days, publication of the artwork, plus .


First place:


Second place: $15 Cash.


Third place:


V


Myrna Miiffer, Winter Resident


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


RULES:
1) Open to all ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter.
2) Artwork must be original.
3) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must
be depicted.
4) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker.
5) Art MUST fill an area 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high (vertical), including
lettering which reads "Pioneer Park Days 2011."
6) Deadline is Friday, Feb. 18, at noon.

TO ENTER:
Make sure the division, name, address and daytime phone number of the artist are attached to the drawing.
Bring entries in person to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, or mail to Cover Art
Contest, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.
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* $25 Cash.
* Publication on the back cover.


* $10 Cash.


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