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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


111th Year, No. 9
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, February 3, 2011


46
Plus 4 sales lax


Another Body Found In


Trailers


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A church group looking for
additional space instead found
the badly decomposed body of
a man while exploring modular
units up for sale at a Wauchula
manufacturing company last
week.
It was the second body dis-
covered within 10 days' time
inside office trailers being

PRETTY IN PINK?


stored on a lot at the rear of
Southeast Modular Steel Co.,
1340 U.S. 17 N.
The body of the first man,
Antonio Ruiz, 30, was found on
Monday, Jan. 17, inside what
was one-half of a double-wide
office trailer, its open side cov-
ered with Visqueen plastic
sheeting.
The friend who found his
remains told detectives with the


Hardee County Sheriff's Office
that Ruiz had been beaten just
two days earlier, and identified
his alleged attacker as Bernabe
Garduna Pedroza, 37, of 639
Green St., Wauchula.
Pedroza is in the Hardee
County Jail facing a second-
degree murder charge.
But last Thursday's discovery
leaves detectives with little
more than questions.


Sheriff's Maj. Randy Dey
said the man's body was in an
extreme state of decomposition,
so much so that his cause of
death may never be determined.
Further, no identification could
be found at the scene.
Dey said the Medical Ex-
aminer's Office has been able to
place the man's age as between
50 and 60 years. The body is
that of a white male, he said,


possibly of Hispanic ethnicity.
He had been dead for 1-1/2 to
two months before being found,
Dey said.
The major said the Medical
Examiner's Office has not been
able to list a cause of death for
the man, finding no bullet or
knife wounds and no damage to
the man's skull. "It is unlikely,
given the stage of decomposi-
tion, that they will ever be able


to tell us a cause of death," Dey
said.
All dead body cases, howev-
er, are investigated as possible
homicides, Dey reminded. "We
don't know, but there were no
signs of foul play at the trailer
and nothing appeared out of
place. The subject did have
money in his possession, so we
don't feel it was a robbery."
See BODY 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Finalists in the Miss Project Graduation Pageant on Saturday night were (left to right) Miss Legs Jacob Anderson, third runner-up Christopher
Rivera, first runner-up Lincoln Saunders, Miss Project Graduation 2011 Taylor Barlow, second runner-up Jarrius Lindsey, fourth runner-up Kyle
Bodeck and The People's Choice Josh Fuentes. The farcical pageant, popular with the young people, is a major fundraiser for a fun and safe grad-
uation party for the Class of 2011. See more photos and story on 8A.




Freeze Report Puts Citrus Loss At 12%

Emergency Assistance Available To Most Ag Producers


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wet, dry, cold, warm, typical
Florida weather, wait awhile
and it will change.
While much of the nation is
suffering from what could be
the worst ice/snowstorm in his-
tory, Florida and Hardee Coun-
ty is minimally affected.


WEATHER
DAE HIGH LOW RAMq
01128 68 43 0.17
01/27 64 36 0.00
1 28 67 42 0.00
o/2 73 40 0.00
01130 73 42 0.00
01131 77 46 0.00
02/02 83 56 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 0210210-2.16
Sam period test year 34
Ten YerAverage-54.30
Source. Univ. of Fl. On Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds ......... 6B
Community Calendar .9B
CourthouSe Report ... 3C
Crime Blotter ....... 3C
Hardee Living ....... 2B
Information Roundup .5
Obituaries .......... 4A
School Lunch Menu .11A



I11111 IIIII lll
7 18122 07290 3


But, some of the events in the
last two months has caused
damage to citrus, livestock and
pasture, plant nurseries and oth-
ers. In January, the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture offered
emergency assistance "to eligi-
ble producers of livestock, hon-
eybee and farm-raised fish" that
had losses due to disease and
adverse weather conditions.
The USDA citrus report re-
cently released shows a 12 per-
cent loss in citrus, which could
change fruit prices to the grow-


er just a little bit higher, said
Barbara Carlton, executive di-
.rector of.the Peace River Valley
Citrus Growers Association.
"There was definitely some
damage. There was a lot more
damage to the Valencias than
previously thought. The acid
levels are still high and it will
delay picking until later than
usual. But, some fruit is falling
off the trees and can't be
saved," she commented.
"This was our thoughts and
the USDA report confirms it.


All varieties had some kind of
damage. For Hamlins and early
fruit, it can -be salvaged and
taken to the processing plants.
But, we don't like to hear of
damage in a crop not yet ready
to pick (Valencias). They're not
ready and can't be helped. It's a
loss."
The latest USDA estimates
show fruit smaller than antici-
pated. There was some frozen
fruit and leaf damage from the
December and early January
freezes. The projection for


early, midseason and Valencias
are decreased. Even the tangelo
and tangerine estimates are
down.
Fruit was cut and scored to
determine the amount of dam-
age at one-quarter-inch and
one-half-inch cuts for both
oranges and grapefruit. There
was minimal damage to grape-
fruit, but early, midseason and
late orange damages varied
from 20 percent on mid-season
to 11 percent for early and 6.5
See FREEZE 3A


BGPD Gives Positive ID To Murder Victim


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Bowling Green police have
released the identity of the 21-
year-old man who was shot to
death on Jan. 2.
The man was Edgar Jimenez-
Martinez, who was born in
1989 in the town of Tamasulapa
in the state of Mixes-Oxaca in
Mexico. He has a brother who
resides in Frostproof, but his
parents remain in Mexico.
Capt. Brett Dowden said this
Tuesday that the Bowling
Green Police Department and
the Medical Examiner's Office
notified the Mexican Consulate
of the man's death, and worked
to return his body to his parents


in Mexico for burial.
Jimenez-Martinez, he said,
had been in Bowling Green
working on a citrus picking
crew.
Early in the evening on
Sunday, Jan. 2, he was at Trailer
No. 21 at 4222 Middle Dr. in
Grace Mobile Home Park,
which is situated at the south
end of the city along-U.S. 17
and Hardee Street.
Though he did not live there,
the victim had gone there to
join others who were sitting
outside and drinking at the time,
Police Chief John Scheel said.
Witness accounts say that at
about 6:28 p.m., Magdaleno
Cervantes Alcala, 41, of 4225


Middle Dr., Trailer No. 7,
walked up to where the group
had gathered, went over to
where the victim was seated,
and shot him.
Two shots were fired, Scheel
alleged.
Scheel said Jimenez-Mar-
tinez suffered a single gunshot
wound to the head. The second
bullet was found at the crime
scene. The gun was not recov-
ered.
But the alleged shooter,
Alcala, who had taken off run-
ning, was tracked and taken into
custody within 30 minutes'
time.


Alcala was charged with
first-degree murder and was
booked into the Hardee County
Jail, where he currently remains
without bail as he awaits trial.
Though his was the first
homicide in Bowling Green for
2011, Jimenez-Martinez was
the second person murdered in
that city in a period of just over
two months. On Oct. 31,
Wilmer Alexander Martinez-
Romero, 30, of Honduras, was
beaten to death and his body
left hidden in an overgrown
area next to the Parker Farms
parking lot at 204 E. Main St.
Prior to these killings, Bowl-
ing Green police had not seen a
murder in their city since 1996.


Anyone


Can Get



Help With


Food Bill

Angel Food Ministries
Comes To Hardee

By MESQUA FIELDS
SFor The Herald-Advocate
Nearly every Hardee County
resident could use a little help
with that ever-increasing
monthly food bill, and now
there is a local program that
offers that help to anyone, with-
out regard to income.
The First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula, located on
207 N. Seventh Ave., is the
local host site for the Angel
Food Ministries organization.
Angel Food Ministries helps
families financially by provid-
ing a service in which they can
buy boxes of food at a discount-
ed price. The food ordered is
sent to the church, on a date that
is set by Angel Food Ministries,
each month.
This past Saturday was the
pickup date for boxes which
were pre-ordered for January,
the second month of the new
program. The next pickup date
is Saturday, Feb. 26. Those food
boxes can be ordered online at
www.angelfoodministries.com
or from the host site, which is
the church.
Angel Food Ministries' serv-
ices are available to anyone
looking to save money. There
are no income restrictions, pro-
gram qualifications or applica-
tions for eligibility.
Each month, a "menu" offers
a selection of pre-packed boxes
and specials.
Some pre-packed boxes con-
tain items from every food
group, such as meats, beans,
milk, eggs, vegetables and
fruits. There are both fresh and
frozen items.
Other pre-packed boxes
might contain only steaks or
produce.
There is a nutritional box for
"on-the-go" people, and one
that is allergen free. There are
"after-school" packs for $24,
filled with such kid-friendly
foods as string cheese, corn-
dogs, Stouffer's mac & cheese,
breakfast sandwiches, pizza,
and desserts. Adults might pick
the four-pound box of New
York strip steaks for $24. The
choice is yours.
Each "regular" box of. food
can feed a family of four for a
week, or an individual for a
month. One can select a $21
box, a $31 box or a $41 box,
with a variety to match. For
instance, January's $31 box
held a 1-1/2-pound beef roast,
2-1/2 pounds of chicken
breasts, two pounds of breaded
chicken breast pieces, 1-1/2
pounds of meatballs, two
See ANGEL FOOD 2A


Boys In District

Playoffs At Home

... Story 11B


Youth Waterfowl

hunt This Weekend

... Story 3A


Large Crowd Eyes

'Vision' For County

... Story 12A


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2A The Herald-Advocate, February 3, 2011


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor .



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HJHS EIGHTH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL
I --


Kelly's Column
By Jim


A recent youth survey in Polk County reports 89 percent of
teens do not use marijuana, 70 percent do not use alcohol and 91
percent do not use tobacco, reports the Hardee County Alliance for
Substance Abuse and Pregnancy Prevention (ASAP).
ASAP is looking for a new slogan. The old slogan is "Life is
full of choices. Choose wisely." ASAP has a five-year federal grant
at $125,000 annually to encourage and educate teens to avoid'risky
behavior.
The grant is from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
At a recent ASAP meeting a member indicated there are about
20 pregnant teens in the Hardee County school system. Hardee is
ranked in the top two in the state for highest teen pregnancy rates.
This could include married teens. The Hardee rate for sexually
transmitted disease (STD) is down.

The annual Hardee County Fair will be Feb. 19-26. Barney
Cherry is chairman of the fair committee.

A 60-year tradition of the Peace Valley Camp Meeting in
Bowling Green has ended, chairman Joe Smith announced Sunday
night. The 11-day event of good gospel singing and preaching
ended Sunday. ..
Smith said lack of financial support for the dCamp Meeting
over the past five years spelled its demise. It was held at 5119
Mason Dixon Ave., where Caring People Recovery Center is locat-
ed.
Annual costs were about $5,500, said Smith. Lack of young
new leadership to replace the oldtimers also contributed to the
Camp Meeting's death.
It is sad to see Hardee County traditions ending, such as the
Camp Meeting, the Wauchula Elks Lodge, the Hardee Livestock
Market and long-time stores such as Royal's Furniture.
There is talk underway to try to get the Livestock Market re-
opened under new ownership. Time will tell. The market and the
Elks Lodge opened about 1946.

The Wauchula Kiwanis Club sporting clays shoot will be held
this Saturday at the Square One Sporting Clays Club near Lake
Placid.

On tap for Saturday at 6 p.m. is a $100-entry poker tournament
at Torrey Oaks Golf Club to benefit the Hardee Athletic
Foundation. Last year's poker tournament raised about $10,000
and was won by Jake Crews.
The Athletic Foundation last year gave $52,350 to the Hardee
High School athletic program.

The Green Bay Packers are slight favorites over the Pittsburgh
Steelers in Sunday's Super Bowl in Dallas.
Phil and Sonya Rasmussen and their children Brea, Cale and
Dane are big Packer fans along with Charlie Potter. Phil is an
excellent physical education teacher at Bowling Green Elementary
and is a former Hardee teacher of the year.
Rev. Bob Lecocq and his wife Debbie are big Steeler fans. He
is pastor of Florida's First Assembly of God Church in Wauchula.
The church is hosting a big Super Bowl party open to the pub-
lic beginning at 6 p.m. Kickoff is 6:37. This party is a fundraiser
for the church's youth mission. They will be selling snacks and
drinks.

ANGEL FOOD
Continued From 1A


pounds of minestrone soup, one
pound of lean ground beef, one
pound of Italian sausage, one
pound of yellow squash, one
pound of sugar snap peas and
carrots, five pounds of waffle
fries, a box of beef-flavored rice
and vermicelli, one pound of
pasta, 25 ounces of pasta sauce,
one pound of dry beans, 18
ounces of oatmeal, a quart of
milk, a dozen eggs and a
dessert.
By purchasing in bulk, Angel
SFood Ministries gets a discount
of up to 50 percent off retail,
and the program passes these
savings on to Hardee Coun-
tians.
"It's well worth it with the
way our country is changing
financially and economically,"
declared Julie Ellis, the contact
person for Angel Food Minis-
tries in this area. "While all
these changes are going on, our
prices are staying the same."
All food boxes must be pre-
ordered. Ordering dates and
times vary for each month, yet
are based on Wednesdays. Call
Ellis at 773-6370.


Then, the ordered boxes are
delivered here to Angel Food
Ministries at the First United
Methodist Church. Again, the
next pickup date is Feb. 26.
Only food stamps, money ord-
ers and cash are accepted at the
host site on the pickup date.
To learn more about the serv-
ice and how to use it, call (888)
819-3745 or e-mail the ministry
at www.angelfoodministries.-
com.
Angel Food Ministries is a
non-profit, non-denominational
organization that is dedicated to
"providing financial support in
food form." It was established
in 1994 by pastors Joe and
Linda Wingo to provide relief
to struggling families in Mon-
roe, Ga. Today, it serves hun-
dreds of thousands of families
across 45 states. Idaho has been
recently added.
Since the organization began,
it has helped to feed more than
22 million Americans. And, in
2008, it provided $120 million
in direct food assistance to
American families.


Playing in their final junior high game were (first row, left to right) Honesty Martinez, Alexi Santana, Marsela Ramos
and Emily Albritton; (back) Jakaysha Lindsey, Makala Faulk, Destiny Thompson, Catherine Jackson and Tamara St.
Fort.


BODY
Continued From 1A
Dey added that there are no
missing person reports match-
ing what is known of this indi-
vidual.
There are hopes to identify
the man from a surgical plate
found in his right ankle, the
major added. The serial number
on the plate will be traced, lead-
ing to a name for the man.
Meanwhile, however, the
Sheriff's Office is asking for the
public's help in identifying this
man. "If you know of someone
you haven't seen in the last cou-
ple months and you wonder
where he might be, call us," he
said..Det. Russell Conley is the
lead investigator in the case,
and he can be reached at 773-
0304.
Dey said this, the second
body in 10 days, was indicative
of homeless people using the
stored trailers as shelter from
the elements. This unit was
about 150 yards from the trailer
where the first body was found
on Jan. 17, he said.
Now, he said, officers have
gone through and inspected
"each and every one" of the
modular units being stored by
Southeast Modular Steel Co.
No other remains or suspicious
activity were found.
Further, Dey said, the
Sheriff's'Office has stepped up
patrol in the area, and is physi-
cally checking the storage lot
every night.
Investigation into the man's
death remains open.


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

Wit is the salt of conversa-
tion, not the food.
-William Hazlitt




YOUR

BUSINESS

COULD

APPEAR

HERE

TOO!!
Contact
Nancy Davii,
Kim Reas or
Trayce Daniels
At

773-3255







February 3, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 3A


r~utritionl'
KE Wise
KAREN COLLINS, MS, RD, CDN
SAMERICAN INSTUTE FOR fl
jB CANCER RESEARCH a
Q: Should I be paying atten-
tion to the glycemic index
(GI) of food?
A: A food's glycemic index
(Gr) refers to its effect on blood
sugars shortly after it is eaten.
Higher GI foods are digested
relatively quickly and usually
contain either less fiber or less
fat, both of which slow down
,how quickly the body absorbs
carbohydrates. These foods
tend'to raise blood sugars more,
which can then lead to a greater
;increase in insulin levels.
Studies do show that eating
mainly fbods with a low GI can
reduce blood sugar levels in
people with type 2 diabetes. But
according to the American
Diabetes Association, studies
also show that the total amount
of carbohydrate in food, in gen-
eral, is a stronger predictor of
blood glucose response than the
GI. Study results are less clear
when glycemic index is applied
to long-term weight loss. For
both blood sugar level reduc-
tion and weight loss, glycemic
index is more likely to be sig-
nificant when it is combined
with other methods (like por-
tion control) to keep calories at
an appropriate level and with
exercise. So at this point, if you
have type 2 diabetes, it may
help to pay attention to your
foods' glycemic index in addi-
tion to following the basic com-
ponents of healthy eating. The
good news is that by choosing,
foods that are recommended for
a healthful diet high-fiber
vegetables, whole grains and
beans and limiting consump-
tion of sweets and refined
grains, you may already be
selecting mostly low GI foods.
Q: What are some healthy
ways to eat dates? I saw them
on a list of good sources of
potassium.
A: Fresh dates are a good
source of potassium and they
also score high in measures of
antioxidant power. They are in
season year round while avail-
,ability of other antioxidant-rich
fruits such as berries and peach-
es vary seasonally. In the
.United States dates are most
often used in cookies and baked.
goods, but there are plenty of
ways to enjoy them without all
the additional calories, fat and
sugar. Enjoy them Morocco-
style in couscous or in rice.
Fresh dates are also delicious
with salad greens combined
with nuts (think walnuts, pine
nuts, pistachios or toasted
almonds) and perhaps some
orange slices. Savor the sweet-
ness of 2 pitted medjool dates
(or 5-6 of the smaller deglet
noor types) on their own for a
sweet end to dinner or an
evening snack, or bring some
from home for a mid-afternoon
pick-me-up. They are a sweet
treat with about 135 calories,
less than half of one of those
big cookies from the coffee bar.
They also provide 3 grams of
dietary fiber, a good amount of
.potassium (which helps reduce.
blood pressure), and practically'
no sodium. If you look at the
Nutrition Facts panel, you see
they're not a source of vitamin
C or beta-carotene; their antiox-
idant content comes from plant
compounds called polyphenols.:
Dates are unfamiliar to many
Americans, but a good choice.
Enjoy experimenting.
Silence is one of the great
arts of conversation.
-Marcus Tullius Cicero
The reading of all good
books is like a conversa-
tion with all the finest men
of past centuries.
-Rene Descartes


YOUR

BUSINESS

COULD


FREEZE
Continued From 1A
percent for late varieties. Minor
leaf damage varied from 14.3
percent for midseason to 11.2
percent for early and 8.8 per-
cent for late fruit.
Hardee is among the southern
counties of the Southwest
Florida Water Management
District, which also includes
Charltotte, Desoto, Highlands,
Manatee and Sarasota counties.
The aquifer resource report is-
sued Friday shows it still down
in the south region. Two weeks
ago it was -3.96 but improved
after the all-day Tuesday rains
last week to -2.56. the normal
range is 0 to 8 feet.
January rains were higher
than historic averages. At the
end of 2010, however, annual
rains were 48.61 compared to a
historic yearly average of
52.39. Agriculture water users
and residents are still urged to
be conservative.
Just to complicate things, the
citrus industry is still facing
challenges from greening and
the new black spot disease,
which so far has been limited to
Hendry and Glades counties.
There is research underway to
develop species and/oi genes
that increase resistance to these
viruses.



Kids Can

Hunt For

Waterfowl
The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission and
the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Ser-
vice established this Saturday
and Sunday as Youth Waterfowl
Hunting Days.
These select days are a great
opportunity to get young people
outdoors and to introduce them
to the excitement of waterfowl
hunting.
The statewide, two-day sea-
son allows children younger
than 16 years old-with adult
supervision-to hunt water-
fowl, coots and common moor-
hens. Supervisors (18 years or
older) must be present and may
assist young hunters, but state
regulations prohibit the supervi-
sors from hunting.
Hunters younger than 16
years of age do not need licens-
es, permits or federal duck
Stamps.
All regulations and bag limits
for hunting waterfowl apply to
this two-day season. Hunting
regulations are available online
at MyFWC.com/Hunting or in
the FWC's waterfowl and coot
seasons brochure, available at
county tax collectors' offices.


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9th Grader Expelled,


Criminally Charged


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A ninth grader who allegedly
shoved a teacher is the latest to
be expelled from Hardee Coun-
ty. classrooms this academic
year.
The 16-year-old boy also has
been criminally charged, with
the misdemeanor crime of bat-
tery on a school official.
Separate from his court
appearances, his expulsion
hearing before the Hardee
County School Board was held
late last Thursday afternoon. He
attended the session with his
mother.
School Board members were
told that on Dec. 15, the boy
had been assigned to the
Alternative Classroom Envir-
onment as a disciplinary meas-
ure. While there, however, he
reportedly became disruptive
and was asked to leave the
room and report to the office.


He allegedly shoved the
A.C.E. teacher on his way out.
The teacher was not injured
in the incident.
Board members followed
Schools Superintendent David
Durastanti's recommendation
for expulsion.
The boy was barred from the
school campus for the remain-
der of this academic year and
for the first semester of the
2011-12 year.
He was offered placement
consideration in the district's
Adult Education or Virtual
School programs after he satis-
factorily completes all stipula-
tions imposed by the court sys-
tem and after he undergoes an
anger management program.
The Hardee Senior High
School ninth grader became the
ninth student expelled from
Hardee County schools so far
this academic year.


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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HORACE A. MOYE
Horace A. Moye, 83, of Vers-
ailles, Ky. and a Hardee County
native, died on Monday, Jan.
24, 2011, at Lake Wales County
Club, where he often spent win-
jers in nearby Nalcrest.
He was born Sept. 12, 1927
to Ralph and Vera Cocker Moye
in Wauchula. He was a retired
letter carrier for the U.S. Postal
Service.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; and brother Marion
Moye.
Survivors include his wife of
56 years Doris Neal Moye;
daughters Gwendolyn Tippie
and husband Bill of Lexington,
Ky., and Debra Pruitt and hus-
band Fred of Florida; grandchil-
dren DeeDee Raulerson and
husband Thomas of Florida,
Heather Holbrook and husband
Nathan of Lexington, Ky., and
Guy M. Evans of Burlington;
and great-grandchildren Ty,
Emma and Lilah Raulerson.
Local survivors are his brother
Jim Moye and sons J.J. Moye
and Matt Moye and wife Kelly.
Visitation was Friday, Jan.
28, at the funeral home. There
was a private interment at
Versailles Cemetery.
Clark Funeral Home
Versailles


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DOYLE CARLTON
SPEARS SR.
Doyle Carlton Spears Sr.,
83, of Wauchula, died Sunday,
Jan. 30, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 22, 1928,
in Zolfo Springs, to Dr. B.D.
Spears and Minnie Carlton
Spears. He was raised in Wau-
chula and graduated from The
Bolles School in Jacksonville.
He graduated from Gupton
Jones in Nashville, Tenn.,
being the first to graduate
from its new associate pro-
gram with the University of
Tennessee.
He served in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War and,
during this time, he met and
married Sara Reeves from
Newberry, S.C. After his
Army service, he attended
Stetson University.
In 1957, he began, his
employment at First Federal
Bank of Hardee County,
where he stayed for the next
28 years, going from Assistant
Secretary/Treasurer to Presi-
dent and Chairman of the
Board.
He was a life member of
the Elks, a member of the
American Legion Post #2 and
the American Legion Honor
Guard. He was a member of
the David Twiggs Camp 1462,
the Military order of the Stars
and Bars, a 50-plus member of
the Wauchula Masonic Lodge
and the Gold Tower Society at
The Bolles School. He also
served 10 years on the Wau-
chula City Council, two years
as chairman.
He was a deacon, elder and
treasurer at the First Presby-
terian Church. He later was a
member of the First United
Methodist Church of Wau-
chula.
He is survived by his wife
of 58 years, Sara Spears of
Wauchula; son Doyle Jr. and
wife Lynne Spears of Atlanta,
Ga; and three grandchildren,
Brooke Spears of Charleston,
S.C., and Stacy Spears and
Ben Spears, both of Atlanta,
Ga.
Arrangements are being
handled by McLean Funeral
Home, 306 E. Broadway in
Fort Meade. The family re-
ceived friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the First
United Methodist church, 207
N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula.
Funeral services will be at the
church at 11 a.m. today
(Thursday) with Pastor Dan-
ielle Upton officiating. Inter-
ment will be at Wauchula
Cemetery in Wauchula. Con-
dolences may be sent to the
family at www.mcleanfuneral-
home.net.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


CHARLES "EDDIE"
KENNEDY
'eCharles "Eddie" Kennedy,
78, of Bowling Green, died on
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at home.
Born on Aug. 17, 1932, in St.
Petersburg, he lived in Hardee
County most of his life, serving
as pastor in several churches
and also at the Curry Raley and
Robarts funeral homes. He was
a member of Fort Green Baptist
Church.
Survivors include his wife
Jane Kennedy of Bowling
Green; sons Charles Kennedy
and wife Jeannie of Sebring,
Johnny Ray Kennedy and wife
Diane of Dover, Dale Kennedy
and wife Susan of Duette, and
Robert Kennedy and wife Joann
of Dover; five grandchildren ;
and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday, Feb.
1, at the funeral home. Services
were Wednesday at 2 p.m. at
Fort Green Baptist Church, fol-
lowed by interment at Fort
Green Methodist Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula




LEE A. FENNELL
Lee A. Fennell, 73, of Bowl-
ing Green, died on Monday,
Jan. 31, 2011, at home.
Born on July 5, 1937, in
Suwannee County, he came to
Bowling Green in 1972 from
Palatka. He was a trucking
owner/operator and attended
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green.
Survivors include his wife
Joyce Fennell of Bowling
Green; two sons, Daniel Lee
Fennell, and David Lamar
Fennell and wife Glori, all of
Wauchula; brother James A.
Fennell and wife Bonnie of
McAlpin; four sisters, Barbara
Parks and husband David of
McAlpin, Marilyn Kasno and
husband Bob of Salem, S. C.,
and Faye Ridge, and Shirley
Geibieg and husband Jim, all of
Lake City; three grandchildren,
Daniel Lee Fennell Jr. of Do-
rcester, Ill., and Brittany Doyle
and Austin Lamar Fennell, both
of Bowling Green; anid one
great-granddaughter Kendal
Spiller of Bowling Green.
Services are pending.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


Obituaries


VICTOR LAMAR
WILLIAMS
Victor Lamar Williams, 65.
of Spring Hill, died on Wednes-
day, Jan. 26, 2011, at home.
Born on Aug. 20. 1945, at
Cottonwood, Ala., he went to
Spring Hill three years ago
from Wauchula. where he had
lived most of his life. He was a
maintenance worker at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center.
He was preceded in death by
a son Jesse Williams.
He is survived by companion
Sara Stroyek of Spring Hill; son
Terry Williams and fiance
Alica Baughman of Wauchula;
brothers Ricky Williams of Fort
Meade and Melton Williams of
South Carolina; and grandchil-
dren, Travis Williams and Kyle
Williams.
Visitation was Monday, Jan.
31, at Robarts Garden Chapel.
with services at 2 p.m. Inter-
ment followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



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VICTOR LAMAR
WILLIAMS
Victor Lamar Williams, 65,
of Spring Hill, died on
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at
home.
Born on Aug. 20, 1945, at
Cottonwood, Ala., he went to
Spring Hill three years ago
from Wauchula, where he had
lived most of his life. He was
a maintenance worker at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center.
He was preceded in death
by a son Jesse Williams.
He is survived by compan-
ion Sara Stroyek of Spring
Hill; son Terry Williams and
fiancee Alica Baughman of
Wauchula; brothers Ricky
Williams of Fort Meade and
Melton Williams of South
Carolina; and grandchildren,
Travis Williams and Kyle
Williams.
Visitation was Monday,
Jan. 31, at Robarts Garden
Chapel, with services at 2
p.m. Interment followed in
Wauchula Cemetery.



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CHARLES "EDDIE"
KENNEDY
Charles "Eddie" Kennedy,
78, of Bowling Green, died on
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at
home.
He was born on Aug. 17,
1932 in St. Petersburg and
lived in Hardee County most
of his life. He served as pastor
at Union Baptist Church in
Lily, Northside Baptist in
Tampa, Carters Corner Bap-
tist in Lakeland, Lakeview
Baptist in Clearwater, First
Baptist in Polk City, Im-
manuel Baptist in Bowling
Green and as interim pastor at
Fort Green Baptist. He was
also employed as an associate
at Curry Raley Funeral Home
for 15 years and at Robarts
Family Funeral Home for a
short time. He was a rhember
at Fort Green Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife
Jane Kennedy of Bowling
Green; four sons and daugh-
ters-in-law, Charles and Jean-
nie of Sebring, Johnny Ray
and Diane of Dover, Dale and
Susan of Duette, and Robert
and Joann of Dover; five
grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday,


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SANDRA B. TUCKER
Sandra B. Tucker, 73, of
Holmes Beach, formerly of
Hardee County, died on Mon-
ay, Jan. 24, 2011, at Brad-
nton.
Born on Aug. 7, 1937, in
Miami, she was a homemaker
nd member of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
er husband Johnnie Tucker.
Survivors are son, Johnnie
Robert Tucker III of Wauchula;
grandchildren Danielle Tucker
nd Johnathan Tucker of Wau-
hula; and brothers Charles R.
Bass and wife Janis, and Wayne
Bass and wife Rosalind, all of
Wauchula.
Graveside services and
interment were on Thursday,
an. 27, at 11 a.m. at Wauchula
Cemetery with the Rev. Alan
Permenter officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


ALCIUS FRANCINORD
Alcius Francinord, 66, of
Englewood, died on Tuesday,
Jan. 25, 2011, at Fawcett Me-
morial Hospital, Port Charlotte.
Born Dec. 25, 1944, he was
a laborer.
He is survived by family and
friends.
Services are Saturday, Feb.
5, from St. Michael Catholic
Church, 408 Heard Bridge
Road, Wauchula, followed by
interment in Magnolia Manor
Cemetery, Wauchula.
Hickson Funeral Home
Arcadia


DOYLE CARLTON
SPEARS SR.
Doyle Carlton Spears Sr., 83,
of Wauchula, died on Sunday,
Jan. 30, 2011, at home.
Born in Zolfo Springs, on
Jan. 22, 1928, he served in the
U.S. Army during the Korean
War. He was a banker and for-
mer Wauchula City Council
member. He was a lifetime
member of the Elks and the
American Legion Post #2. He
was a member of First United
Methodist Church of Wauchula.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Feb. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at First
United Methodist Church of
Wauchula. Services are at the
church at 11 a.m. today (Thurs-
day) with Pastor Danielle Up-
ton officiating. Interment fol-
lows at Wauchula Cemetery.
McClean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

MARION G. RATLIFF
Marion G. Ratliff, 82, of
Wauchula, died on Monday,
Jan. 31, 2011, at home.
Born Oct. 18, 1928, in
Brooklyn, N.Y., she came to
Hardee County in 1952 from
New York. She was a nursing
supervisor at Hardee County
Health Department and a mem-
ber of Florida's First Assembly
of God.
Survivors include daughter
Barbara Ann Ratliff of Fort
Lauderdale; brother Jack Gelke
of California; brother-in-law
Robert Ratliff of Wauchula; and
grandson Joshua Lanham.
Memorial services are pend-


B.D.MOORE
B.D. Moore, 74, of Wau-
chula. died on Saturday, Jan.
22, 2011.
Born on July 2, 1936, at
Dewitt, Iowa. he came to Har-
dee County from Polk County
in 1968. He was a refrigeration
boiler technician and a member
of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses in Wauchula.
He is survived by wife, Ruth
Ann Moore of Wauchula; two
daughters, Carla J. Flemer and
husband Trey of Wauchula and
Mary Hernandez of Winter
Haven; five grandchildren,
Jared Flemer. Jenna Flemmer,
Jace Flemmer, Joey Hernandez
and Julian Hernandez; brother
John Rock of Massachusetts;
and four sisters Karen Thede of
Des Moines, Iowa, and Betty
Rock, Carol Rock and Barbara
Rock.
Memorial services were held
on Friday, Jan. 28, at Kingdom
Hall of Jehovaha's Witnesses
with Steve Storts officiating.
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DAVID E.
KNICKERBOCKER
Pastor David E. Knicker-
bocker, 80, of Zolfo Springs,
went home to his Lord and
Savior on Saturday, Jan. 8,
2011.
He was born in Syracuse,
N.Y., and moved to Hardee
County in 1980. During his
50-year tenure as an inde-
pendent Baptist pastor, he
founded the Maranatha Bap-
tist Church of Zolfo 'Springs,
as well as established -five
churches and Christian
schools in Vermont, New
York and Florida.
Pastor Knickerbocker is
survived by his beloved wife
Carol Knickerbocker of
Bowlilng Green; sons Tim-
othy Knickerbocker and wife
Elizabeth of France, Thomas
Knickerbocker and wife Bar-
bara of Arcadia, Daniel
Knickerbdcker and wife Anne
Marie of Fort Worth, Texas,
and Andrew Knickerbocker
and wife Lorrie of Mechan-
icsburg, Pa.; brother Frank
Knickerbocker of Baldwins-
ville, N.Y.; sisters Lois Arm-
strong of San Diego, Calif.,
Barbara Plechaty of Nash-
ville, Tenn.; 18 grandchil-
dren; and 15 great-grandchil-
dren.
There will be a visitation at
Heritage Baptist Church at 1
p.m. on Friday, followed by a
2 p.m. service. Interment will
follow at Wauchula Cem-
etery.
Robarts
Funeral Home
Arcadia


B.D. MOORE
B.D. Moore, 74, of Wau-
chula, died on Saturday, Jan.
22, 2011.
He was born July 2, 1936
in Dewitt, Iowa, and came to
Hardee County in 1968 from
Polk County. He was a refrig-
eration boiler technician, and
a member of Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses of
Wauchula. His hobby was
faceting, which he taught at
William Holland of Lapidary
Arts in Young Harris, Ga. for
the past 10 years.
He is survived by his wife,
Ruth Ann Moore of Wau-
chula; two daughters Carla J.
Flemer and husband Trey of
Wauchula and Mary Hernan-
dez of Winter Haven; five
grandchildren Jared, Jenna
and Jace Flemer, and Joey and
Julian Hernandez; brother
John Rock of Massachusetts;
four sisters Karen Thede of
Des Moines, Iowa, and Betty,
Carol and Barbara Rock; and
aunt Norma Soenksen of
Dewitt, Iowa.
Memorial services were
held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28,
at kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses, with Steve Storts
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IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COUR
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AN
FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 25-2009-CA-00061
ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC
Plaintiff,
vs.
JIMMY L. GIBSON AND
UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNER!
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, p
suant to Final Judgment
Foreclosure for Plaintiff enter
in this cause on January 19, 201
in the Circuit Court of Hard
County, Florida, I will sell t
Property situated in Hard
County, Florida described as:
LOT 8, AND THE SOUTH
40 FEET OF LOT 9, BLOCK
"I" 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: 12
MORGAN GRICE ROA
WAUCHULA, FL 33873; include
the building, appurtenances, a
fixtures located therein, at pub
sale, to the highest and best b
der, for cash. All sales are held
the Hardee County Courthous
417 West Main Street, Wauchu
Florida (Second floor hallway o
side Room 202) on February
2011 at 11:00 AM.
Any person claiming an inte
est In the surplus from the sale
any, other than the property ow
ers as of the date of the lis pe
dens must file a claim within
days after the sale.
Dated this 20 day of Janua
2011.
Clerk of The Circuit Coi


BY: CONNIE
Depi


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uty Cle
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TI
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252009CP0001T3-


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
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
BARRED.
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 Personal
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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Golden Nuggets
By Lorraine Gillespie


3 Apna & umega freedom Mnistri es


Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will
not turn from it.
-Proverbs 22:6
A teenager who has accomplished basic trust, independence,
S, initiative and the gang-age is on the brink of adulthood. He is able
to enter into mature and equal relationships, make important deci-
/ sions based on his own growing sense of right and wrong, and to
say "no" when appropriate.
Teens must accomplish:
ur- (1.) Cut the apron strings of parental control and make their
of own decisions.
ed (2.) Weigh everything that has come through parents, society
11, and culture and make it his own.
ee (3.) However, he must continue to live under parents' author-
he
ee ity. This stage is troubling for them, so have patience.
Advice to parents:
Teenagers should not be controlled like younger children.
Begin to let go-fight the urge to be controllers.
Offer trust and faith to your teenagers, even when they blow
it.
Offer affection freely.
Don't always tell teenagers what things mean, thus taking
away the learning experience and the enterprise of decisions.
Talk about the mistakes you made don't defend or explain
your motives.
If you can't stop trying to be too controlling and your
teenager is being propelled further into rebellion, find a relative or
friend with whom he can live for a while.
A Golden Nugget is to pray for wisdom to help you in dealing


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er- The Florida Fish & Wildlife
, if Conservation Commission ad-
Yn- vises anglers that the recre-
on- national harvest of all shallow-
60 water groupers (gag, black, red,
yellowfin, scamp, yellow-
ry, mouth, rock hind and red hind)
closed on Tuesday.
urt Harvest is prohibited from
Feb. 1 through March 31 in all
ER Gulf of Mexico state and feder-
!rk
al waters off Florida, except in
:3c all waters of Monroe County.
Closing the recreational har-
vest of all Gulf shallow-water
HE grouper species for two months
during the spawning season is
designed to reduce overfishing
of Gulf gag grouper. The clos-
ure will limit the unintended
catch, and possible mortality of


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
FILE NO. 252011CP000006'
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
WILLIAM CARROLL BISHOP,
also known as WILLIAM C.
BISHOP, deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of WILLIAM CARROLL
BISHOP, also known as WILLIAM
C. BISHOP, deceased, whose
date of death was December 30,
2010, and whose social security
number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL
33873-1749. The names and
addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice Is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE 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 THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is 02/03/2011.
Personal Representative:
PAMELA D. BISHOP
5008 Prescott Avenue
Ona, FL 33865
John W. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
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gag grouper, whose season
closed in federal waters on Jan.
1.
The closure will help rebuild
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Plan ahead to participate
in the Feb. 12 Bowl-A-Thon
to raise money for local can-
cer victims. There is no age
limit, young or old, to partici-
pate in the "Strike Out Can-
cer" event at Bowl Of Fun
Lanes south of Wauchula at
1 p.m.
Cost is $15 for three
games and participants are
encouraged to get sponsors
to donate for the games they
play. There will be door
prizes and fun. For more
information, contact Frank
Notar at cell 448-7540.

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Child With Cancer
A pulled pork/ribs barbe-
cue dinner Saturday will go
to help two-year-old Savana
Coronado and her family as
she battles leukemia.
Dinners are $10 and can
be picked up at the First
Baptist Church, 1570 W.
Main St., Wauchula between
4 and 6 p.m. For tickets or
information, call Laura Wells
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few dishes provide built in por-
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guidelines found in The New
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published by the American
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to avoid being one of those sta-
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choosing the right food and
consuming it in the right
amount.
The New American Plate is
based on AICR's review of sci-
entific studies and it is not com-
plicated to follow. Plant foods
like vegetables, fruits, whole
grains and beans should cover
at least two-thirds of your plate,
with fish, poultry, or meat mak-
ing up no more than the other
third. So, in an age when restau-
rants tout "super sizing" meals,
you can start "right sizing"
yours with recipes like Chicken
Mini Meatloaves.
Lean ground chicken is the
base for this wholesome dish.
Onion, carrots, mushrooms,
parsley and marjoram add sub-
stantial nutritional value, tex-
ture and subtle flavors.
Enjoy big taste in a right size
serving by cooking the loaves
in a muffin tin. You can round
out your meal by filling the
remaining two-thirds of your
plate with almost any vegetable
-including asparagus, corn,
broccoli, lima beans, peas,
roasted potatoes or cauliflower
-and a whole grain.
Chicken Mini Meatloaves
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped


onion
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped
mushrooms
2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 lb. ground chicken breast
1 Tbsp. chopped marjoram
or 1/4 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 cup finely chopped
fresh parsley
a 1/3 cup dried whole-wheat
breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
sauce
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1 egg, lightly beaten
Vegetable cooking spray
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
Fresh parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In medium skillet heat oil
over medium heat. Add onion,
carrots, mushrooms and poultry
seasoning. Cook for about 5
minutes. Turn off and set aside.
Let cool until no longer hot to
touch.
In large bowl, use fork to
combine ground chicken with
onion mixture, marjoram, pars-
ley and breadcrumbs. Add
Worcestershire sauce, ketchup
and egg. Mix well.
Coat 12-pan muffin tin (3-
inch cups) with cooking spray.
Spoon mixture into muffin
pans, filling each about half
full. Spread thin layer of tomato
paste on top of each loaf.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Use external meat thermometer
to ensure internal temperature
of mini loaves reaches 170
degrees. Let rest for 5 minutes
before serving. Garnish with
fresh parsley.
Makes 6 servings (two mini
loaves per serving)
Per serving: 200 calories, 8 g
total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 15
g carbohydrate, 19 g protein, 2
g dietary fiber, 460 mg sodium


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Taylor Barlow was crowned 2011 Miss Project Graduation on Saturday night.


Project Graduation Successful


By DAWN STARK
Special To The Herald-Advocate
There were 25 boys compet-
ing for the coveted title of Miss
Project Graduation 2011 in
Saturday night frolics.
A couple of hours later, the
.winners were announced. The
People's Choice Award was
given to Josh Fuentes. Miss
Legs was given to Jacob
Anderson. The fourth runner-up
was Kyle Bodeck, third runner-
up Christopher Rivera, second
runner-up Jarrius Lindsey, first
runner-up Lincoln Saunders
and the 2011 Miss Project
Graduation crown went to
Taylor Barlow.
Hosted by the 2011 Project
Graduation committee, the
theme was the "60s." The
brave emcee for the evening's
festivities was Willie Gilliard,
while the judges were Ray and
Kristen Rivas, Gail Knight and


Kevin Atchley.
The boys, dressed in normal
clothing, each introduced them-
selves and their parents. They
then returned backstage to
make their transformations.
During this time, Dusty Men-
doza and Elizabeth Deleora per-
formed before the packed
house.
When the curtains Opened,
the boys, now made up as girls,
entertained the crowd with a
dance to the Beatles' song
"Twist and Shout." Leading the
dance for the "girls" were
Courtney Buckley, Melissa
Hartley and Jenny Ligons.
Following the dance, each
contestant was escorted to the
stage, introduced with his
"stage name."Her bio was read
by Gilliard as each walked the
runway. Each contestant an-
swered a question asked by
Gilliard, assisted by the reign-


ing 2010 Miss Project Grad-
uation Jakarius Lindsey and the
reigning 2010 Miss Hardee
County Ariel Singletary.
While scores were tabulated
to find the top five contestants,
the crowd was entertained again
with the singing talents of
Mendoza and Deleora. Lauren
Moore then sang "Girls Just
Wanna Have Fun," while the
contestants danced with her.
Chosen for the top five
were: Lincoln Saunders, Jarrius
Lindsey, Taylor Barlow, Chri-
stopher Rivera and KIyle
Bodeck. They answered another
question and paraded the run-
way once again.
When it was over and the
winners announced to the cheer
of the audience, Taylor Barlow
was the new Miss Project
Graduation and the seniors
were more assured of a safe,
happy graduation time.






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The Virginia Opossum has gnarly,
sharp teeth and looks like something out
of a scary movie rather than a real-life
creature. However, the opossum, most
known for playing dead, is not a dan-
gerous animal.
The name "opossum" comes from
the Algonquian Indian-language word
"aposoum," meaning "white beast."
Although opossums are not white, their
faces are.
The term "playing possum"
means to remain quiet and
still--opossums fall over and
appear to be dead. This
action is involuntary and BAC
usually happens if the animal
is frightened.
When an opossum is scared,
its body shuts down and the animal
goes.stiff, with its teeth bared, and sali-
va drips from its open mouth. In addi-
tion, it gives off a bad smell! It may be
minutes or hours before the opossum
returns to its activities.
If you see one, do not assume it is
dead. Leave the yard and make sure
your pets are inside so it can revive and
wander off.
When an opossum feel's threatened, it
may hiss, growl or make clicking
sounds to scare away predators. Baby
opossums sound as if they are sneezing
when they feel threatened. Adult males
also make a smacking noise with their
mouth when they are looking for a
mate.
They have other defenses. Opossums
are immune to many poisons from other
animals, such as rattlesnakes. They also
drool, making would-be predators avoid
them, as drooling is generally a sign of
sickness. However, drooling with saliva
spreading is normal for opossums. It
helps them stay cool.
Opossums are the only marsupials in
North America. That means they carry
their young in a pouch, just like a kan-
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garoo.
These wiry-haired animals can reach
the size of a house cat. Because they are
omnivorous-eat many things-they
can live in different habitats. They like .
to eat insects, frogs, small mammals,
fruits, trash and pet food left outside.
They are also scavengers and eat ani-
mals hit by cars. This practice can sub-
ject them to the same fate.
Contrary to popular belief, opossums
do not hang upside down from their
tails. However, they do use their
- / tail as a.fifth leg to help support .
Their weight while climbing
trees and limbs. They may
also use their tail to carry
branches or leaves for bed-
F ding. Opossums do not dig
burrows but live in hollowed-
out stumps or in homes of other
animals, such as gopher tortoise bur-
rows.
Opossums are nocturnal-they usual-
ly come out at night-so they are diffi-
cult to find, but not impossible. They
are common in all areas of Florida,
including suburban neighborhoods.
Get outdoors and look for them at
dawn or dusk.
The best way to know if an opossum
has been in your yard is to look for
tracks. Find a sandy area and look for
footprints in the sand. The front and
back feet of an opossum are very close
together, and a large "thumb" extends to
the side. While searching for opossum
tracks, you may find other animal
prints. Keep a list or take a photo to
"track" your tracks.
Visit MyFWC.com/Wildlife for more
information about opossums and other
Florida wildlife.

Kids, Jessica Basham knows all about
animals! She works for the state Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Look for her Backyard Safari every
month. You can ask her questions at
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2/3/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:12 am
Set: 6:09 pm
Day Length
10 hrs. 57 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:19 am
Set: 6:53 pm
Up: 1:05 pm
Down: 12:43 am
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Moon Phase
0%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
12:43 am-2:43 am
1:05 pm-3:05 pm
Minor Times
7:19 am-8:19 am
6:53 pm-7:53 pm
Predition
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -5
2/4/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:12AM
Set: 6:10 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 58 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:51 AM
Set: 7:46 PM
Overhead: 1:47 PM
Underfoot: 1:26AM
Moon Phase
2%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
1:26 AM 3:26 AM
1:47 PM 3:47 PM
Minor Times
7:51 AM 8:51 AM
7:46 PM 8:46 PM
Prediction
Better++
Time Zone
UTC: -5


2/5/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:11 AM
Set: 6:11 PM
Day Length
I hrs. 00 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:21 AM
Set: 8:37 PM
Overhead: 2:28 PM
Underfoot: 208 AM
Moon Phase
6%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
208 AM 408 AM
2:28 PM 4:28 PM
Minor Times
8:21 AM 9:21 AM
8:37 PM 9:37 PM
Prediction
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -5
2/6/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:11 AM
Set: 6:11 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 00 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:51 AM
Set: 9:29 PM
Overhead: 308 PM
Underfoot: 2:48 AM
Moon Phase
11%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
2:48 AM 4:48 AM
308 PM 5:08 PM
Minor Times
8:51 AM 9:51 AM
9:29 PM 10:29 PM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


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2/7/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:10 AM
Set: 6:12 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 02 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:22 AM
Set: 10:20 PM
Overhead: 3:49 PM
Underfoot: 3:29 AM
Moon Phase
18%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
3:29 AM 5:29 AM
3:49 PM 5:49 PM
Minor Times
9:22 AM 10:22AM
10:20 PM 1:20PM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
2/8/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:09 AM
Set: 6:13 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 04 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:54 AM
Set: 11:13 PM
Overhead: 4:32 PM
Underfoot: 4:10 AM
Moon Phase
26%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
4:10AM 6:10AM
4:32 PM 6:32 PM
Minor Times
9:54 AM 10:5 AM
11:13 PM 2:13AM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


2/9/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:09 AM
Set: 6:14 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 05 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:28 AM
Set: --:--
Overhead: 5:16 PM
Underfoot: 4:53 AM
Moon Phase
35%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
4:53 AM 6:53 AM
5:16 PM 7:16 PM
Minor Times
10:28 AM 1:28AM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
2/10/2011
Sun Data
.Rise: 7:08 AM
Set: 6:14 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 06 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:06 AM
Set: 12:07 AM
Overhead: 6:03 PM
Underfoot: 5:39 AM
Moon Phase
44%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
5:39 AM 7:39 AM
6:03 PM 8:03 PM
Minor Times
12:07 AM 1:07AM
11:06 AM 2:06PM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
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and Milk
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& Cheese, Alternative Meal,
Salad Tray, Mexican Rice,
Applesauce, Condiments and
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2A JUNIOR HIGI
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Super Donuts, Bagel
Bars, Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Sausage Pizza,
Hamburger on a Bun, Lettuce &
Tomato, Beaked Beans, Juice
Bar, Condiments and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, French Toast,
Sausage -Patty, Mandarin
Oranges, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on
Bun, Pepperoni Pizza, Hotdogs,
Lettuce & Tomato, Garden
Peas, Red Velvet Cake, Ice
Cream Cups, Condiments and
Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Scrambled Eggs/w
Cheese, Potato Triangle, Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Battered Fried Fish,
Sausage Pizza, Chili con Carne
w/Beans, Cornbread, Salad Bar,
Lettuce & Tomato, Whole Kernel
Corn, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk


THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Oatmeal, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Rib-B-Que on Bun,
Deli Turkey Sandwich, Pepper-
oni Pizza, Salad Bar, Lettuce &
Tomato, Potato Rounds, Pears,
Condiments and Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Breakfast Stick,
Applesauce, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Tacos, Toasted Ham
& Cheese, Sausage Pizza,
Lettuce & Tomato, Mexican
Rice, Applesauce, 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, Chicken Pattie
on Bun, Chicken Breast Fillet on
Bun, French Fries, Chicken &
Rice, Turnip Greens, Black-eyed
Peas, Tossed Salad, Beets,
Juice Bar, Cornbread, Condi-
ments and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French
Toast, Sausage, Fruit Cocktail,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, Chicken Pattie
on Bun, Chicken Breast Fillet on
Bun, French Fries, Ham,
Macaroni & Cheese, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Tossed Salad, Juice Bar, Corn-
bread, Condiments and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scram-
bled Eggs, Buttered Toast,
Pears, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, Batter Fried
Fish, French Fries, Cheese
Grits, Garden Peas, Tossed
Salad, Juice, Condi-ments and
Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, Rib-B-Que on
Bun, French Fries, Potato
Rounds, Broccoli, Pears, Tos-
sed Salad, Condiments and
Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Pears, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, French Fries,
Tacos, Whole Kernel Corn,
Mexican Rice, Tossed Salad,
Jello, Fruit Cocktail, Condi-
ments and Milk


Suiting up for the HJHS boys squad were (front row, from left) Marco DeLeon, Dustin Smith, Ryan Moore, Ryan
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12A The Herald-Advocate, February 3, 2011


KINDERGARTEN
E
David McQuaig
Andrew Kuen
Antonia Banda
Amy Farias
Vincent Gardner
Chano Lara
Jared Fowler
Bernabe Gallardo
Alvin Sanchez
Ariana Gamboa
Alicia Ornelas
Vanessa Padillo-
Lucatero
Lydia Valadez
Diego Bautista-
Luviano
William Davis
Jonathan Doyle
Domingo Flores
Maxwell Kimbal
Brody Waters
Nadiah Belmarez
Maria-Conception
Cruz
Luisa DeLa Rosa
Kelsey Gomez
Crystal Kapan
Jayleen Reyna
Yadira Sanchez
Analise Benavides
Hailey Lee
Uziel Martinez
Bailey Mendoza
Caleb Ybarra
E/S
Angielita Casso
Yeily Abrego
Desteny Escamilla
Crystal Escobar
Ethen Arreola
Connor Murray
Yair Ramos-Castillo
Viviana Hernandez-
Lopez
Maria Mendez-Lopez
Jassmine Maldonado-
Orapeza
Troy Martinez
Jasmine Rodriguez
Karime Rodriguez
Jennifer Hernandez-
Garcia
Ashley Magana-
Navarette
Jeremiah Montoya
Jesus Rodriguez
FIRST GRADE
A
Jennifer Chavez
Yesenia Chirinos


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County visioning
process officially got under way
during a stormy evening last
week at the Agri-Civic Center.
County Commission Chair-
man Terry Atchley got "Su-
stainable Hardee" started by
addressing the roughly 150 peo-
ple in attendance.
"This is not the Hardee


Eric Felix
Xiomara Martinez-
Bamaca
Leonardo Lujan
Oliver Mendoza
Fernando Castillo
Zachery Palacios
Rose Taverez
Litzy Abrego-Ambriz
Adrian Hurtado-
Dominguez
Ivan Molina
Jaden Rodriguez
Caden Dunlap
Rodrigo Gutierrez
Samantha Maldonado
Raquel Martinez
Julian Molina Lozano
Erick Ontiveros
A/B
Jaylen Daniels-
Johnson
Guillermo DeLuna
Jason Gonzalez
Mia Vega
Alexis Fabian
Cayden Johnson
Joshua Knarr
Armando Mendoza
Leonardo Gaytan
Malachi Aguilar
Scarlett Covarrubias
Natalia Garcia
Briana Hernandez
John McBride Jr.
Alexi Rodriguez
Destiny Badillo
Isaias Munoz
Alexandra Ornelas
Anika Retana
Hezekiah Austin
Tristan Benavides
Ke'varreis White
Nayeli Navarro
SECOND GRADE
A
Giovanni Lopez
Brittany Lopez
Mikel Picazo
Emily Ownby
Jacqueline Rodriguez-
Suarez
Jackson Casso
Kaylee Gibson
Julian Kimball
Isaac Kuen
Kimberly Walton
Jose Hernandez
A/B
Kiona Hernandez
Adela Lopez


Andrew Arreola
Jessalin Arreola
Monica Hernandez-
Ruiz
Adan Molina
Omar Rosales
Karson Stewart
Griselda Vasquez
Chloe Boyette
Andrew Casey
Valerio Hernandez
Breezy Hrabal
Leah Martinez
Myron Refoure
Alexandra Solis
Mason Pearson
Adrian Sanchez
Savannah Sperry
Garrett Tawes
Julio Mateo-Armenta
Deontae McDonald
THIRD GRADE
A
Jordan Sperry
Jason Garcia
A/B
Luis Gapi
Caroline Coronado
Marisela Hinojos
Meregildo Velazquez
Hunter Boyette
Emilio Garcia
Maria Gutierrez-
Arreola
Emilo Martinez
Grey Miller
Jose Molina
Ta'Cariya Pyatt
Maisy Rodriguez
Cinthia Santiago-
Villanueva
Ciara Smith
Abel Vargas
Arturo Bautista
Antonio Castillo
Gerardo Flores
Esmeralda Garcia-
Saucedo
Omar Hurtado-
Dominguez
Jessica Rodriguez
Brenda Castillo
Dulce Martinez
Oscar Martinez
Dorian Pulido
Maria Roque
Evan Webster
FOUTH GRADE
A
Guadelupe (Roman)
Almaguer


County Commission's plan," he
said. "This will be your vision,
and you will be able to hold
each and every one of us
accountable for your vision."
Atchley then turned the meet-
ing over to county planner
Kevin Denny, who explained
the visioning process would
entail more than 40 meetings
during the next four to five
months. All meetings will be


Cassidy Wilson


A/B
Noemi Cabrera
Kasie Powell
Alexandra Castillo
Daisy Calvillo
Adelfo Hernandez
Joshua McQuaig
Anareli Covarrubias
Ryan Knight
Briana Pineda
Serenity Aguirre-
Banda
Martika Garcia
Ingrid Mendoza
Damian Rodriguez
Aracely Sanchez
Tiffany Velazquez
FIFTH GRADE
A
Christian Wabanimkee
Nakeisha Lemaine
Jenny Lopez
Alexis McBride
Julissa Molina-Lozano
A/B
David Reyna
Sayra Campos
Jose Espinoza
Enrique Gomez
Victoria Gomez
Pedro Hernandez
Jasmine Mendoza
Miguel Perez
Ray Ramirez
Diamond White
Alyssa Barber
David Espinoza
Juan Gaitan
Diana Gutierrez
Basilia Lozana
Stephen McQuaig
Josue Arana
Veronica Castillo
Cody Ellis
Miriam Gonzalez
Zachary Hooks
Daultyn McClellan
Dray Miller
Carlos Pyatt
Hannah Revell
Jose-Luis Santiago
Graciela Silvan-
Macedo
Austin Smith
Aissatou Tavarez
Oscar Trevino
Brianna Waters


advertised beforehand and will
be open to the public.
Denny encouraged the public
to attend the meetings and offer
their input and desires for the
future of Hardee County.
Marty Black and Kelley
Clepper from the engineering
firm of Kimley-Horn & As-
sociates Inc. then took over
directing the meeting, which
lasted about two hours.
Clepper said the engineers
working on "Sustainable Har-
dee" did not come in with any
preconceived notions.
"Hardee County has a tre-
mendous amount of resources
at its fingertips," he said, refer-
ring to the unique revenue
stream from phosphate mining
in the county.
He said the visioning plan
will help develop the economic
framework for future growth.
In order to remain impartial,
engineers working on "Su-
stainable Hardee" will not work
on a private project in Hardee
County, he said.
The audience was then bro-
ken into four smaller groups to
maximize the amount of ideas
and feedback being discussed.
Afterward, Atchley thanked
everyone for their attendance
and input and encouraged them
to continue.
"This is just the first step in a
long road," he said. "Help us by
staying engaged and involved
in this process.
Upcoming Meetings
Feb. 8-Steering Committee
Feb. 10-Economic Devel-
opment Visioning
Others-call 767-1964


FARM


CSA


CSA is the acronym for Community Supported Agriculture.
CSA's are small to mid-sized farms that grow and market
produce and other farm related products directly to the con-
sumer. Instead of growing large fields of one item that is
harvested and taken to packing houses for distribution
around the world, a CSA grows a large variety of produce in
successive plantings and provides the local consumer with
baskets of fresh picked produce weekly throughout the
growing season.

At Seven Baskets Farm, we prefer to consider ourselves
Community Supporting Agriculture. We plan to always
grow ore than enough to meet the needs of our members
and o use the overflow to bless the less fortunate in our
co munity. In fact, we encourage our members to identify a
family in need that cannot afford the membership packages
and to bless those families with a membership of their own.
We stand as living proof that you cannot out give our God.

A typical weekly basket at Seven Baskets Farm will consist
of 5-12 different varieties of fresh grown produce. Herbs,
flowers, free range eggs, and goat milk products will be
available during certain times of the year and may be added
to your basket for a small increase in the weekly cost. The
weekly baskets normally consist of 5-12 different varieties of
fresh vegetables and may be purchased at a discounted rate
with a 10 week or movie up front membership. The baskets
are also available for weekly purchase at the normal price
on a first come, first serve basis after all of the members
weekly baskets are prepared. Proceeds from Seven Baskets
Farm support the programs of Sherry White Ministries.

WEEKLY BASKET PRICING

Membership By the week

Single (about 20 qts.) $10 $15
Couple (about 36 qts) $15 $20
Family (about 76 qts) $25 $30

WHAT WE GROW

This is a list of the many different vegetables the we grow
throughout the year. The varieties change with the seasons
and we also welcome suggestions for new types and varieties
that our members may enjoy.


Bush Beans
Lima Beans
Pole Beans
Leaf Lettuce
Romaine Lettuce
Butter Lettuce
Brussell Sprouts
Green Cabbage
Red Cabbage
Chinese Cabbage
Sweet Potatoes
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Pickling Cukes
Swiss Chard
Rutabagas


Eggplant
Garlic
Mustards
Turnips
Kale
Collards
Carrots
Kohlrabi
Onions
Okra
Beets
Broccoli
Radish
Spinach
Leeks
Pumpkins
and more


Yellow Squash
Zuchini Squash
Patty Squash
Snow Peas
Sugar Snaps
English Peas
Conk Peas
Zipper Peas
Black Eyed Peas
Purple Hull Peas
Tomatoes
Potatoes
Watermelons
Cantaloupes
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers


SEVEN BASKETS FARM

770 Alton Carlton Rd, Wauchula, FL

863-832-2079

Everyone ate all they wanted, and the leftovers filled
seven large baskets.
Matthew 15:37 (CEV)
2:3


'Sustainable Hardee' Begins

Residents Give Their 'Vision' For Future


NOTICE OF A WORKSHOP
OF CITY COMMISSIONERS OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will
hold a Workshop on Monday, February 7, 2011, at 6:00
p.m. or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held.
Item on the agenda: Interview James McCroskey for
the City Manager's Position, 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 2:3c


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Pioneer Medical Center is now affiliated with Florida Hospital Heartland Division. From
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From left are Tammy Sue Hellein (M.A.), Paula Hartley (LPN), and Bonnie Simpson.


From left are Roy Jaquez, Phyllis Wester, Tina Barwick and Tiffany Bender.


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Hardee


COURTESY PHOTO
Hearold Curry and Lindsey Jackson
Lindsey Jackson & Hearold
Curry Are Engaged


Rusty Jackson of Springhill,
and Ed and Beryl Dunaway of
Eaton, Ind., announce the en-
gagement of their daughter
Lindsey Elizabeth Jackson of
Inverness to Hearold Albert
Curry of Ocala, son of Glenn
and Judy Curry of Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 2009
graduate of Citrus High School
in Inverness and currently at-
tending the College of Central


Florida nursing program. She is
employed at Paladin Family
Practice in Inverness.
The prospective groom is a
2005 Hardee Senior High
School graduate. He is em-
ployed by Fed-Ex of Ocala.
The couple plan a March 5
wedding at Pleasant Grove
Road Church of Christ in
Inverness.


Living


Ashley Hendry & Matthew
Smith Are Engaged


Ashley Yvette Hendry of
Bowling Green has announced
the plans for her to marry
Matthew Lamar Smith, also of
Bowling Green.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Dane and Yvette Hendry
of Sebring. She is a 2007
Sebring high school honors
graduate and will graduate in
May from the University of
South Florida with a degree in
elementary education.
The prospective groom is the



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son of Gary and Sophia Smith
of Wauchula. He is a 2003
Hardee High School graduate
and obtained an LPN degree in
2009 from South'Florida Com-
munity College. He is enrolled
in the University of South Flor-
ida to continue his nursing edu-
cation.
Plans are being made-for a
March 13 wedding at the-Zolfo
Springs home of the bride's
grandfather.


COURTESY PHOTO
Brad Keene and Kristian Taylor

Kristian Taylor & Brad

Keene To Marry


Matthew Smith and Ashley Hendry


COURTESY PHOTO


Curtis W. and Dusti Taylor of
Wauchula announce the en-
gagement of their daughter
Kristian Rae Taylor of Wau-
chula to Bradley Kenneth
Keene of Fort Green, son of
John and Anita Keene of Fort
Green.
The bride-elect is a 2008
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School. She has been employed
at Vision Ace Hardware since


April 2007 and continues
attending South Florida com-
munity College part-time.
The prospective groom is
also a 2008 Hardee Senior High
School graduate. He is em-
ployed at Winn-Dixie.
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, March 19 wedding at
The Palmetto Patch-in Friend-
ship.


What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists!
One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
-Edgar Degas


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7 p.m. with the Peace Maker
Band. Finger snacks will be
served following the singing.
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Amy Forbes To Wed

Jaime Palacios


Amy Marie Forbes of Bowl-
ing Green has announced her
engagement and upcoming
marriage to Jaime Palacios of
Bowling Green.
She is the daughter of Bobby
Forbes of Lavonia, Ga. and
Mary Helen Trammell ofBowl-
ing Green. He is the son of
Leonard Palacios of Quincy and
Maria Cruz Rodriguez of Hous-
ton, Texas.
The bride-elect is a 2002
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School. She graduated from
Everest University in 2010 with


Amy Forbes & Jaime Palacios


honors and on the president's
list in her medical field. She
works as a medical assistant to
Dr. Juanito Corpus of Wau-
chula.
The prospective groom grad-
uated from Shank High School
in Quincy in 1994. He is em-
ployed as assistant farm manag-
er by Enza Zaden Research of
Myakka.
Plans are made for a Sat-
urday, March 26 wedding at the
First United Methodist Church
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As Cheryl Conkle played the
piano, Jim and Helen Noble and
Jim and Kathy Van Dyke greet-
ed 182. Tom Ricard led the
opening prayer.
Caring People Ministries
came to share three of its resi-
dents' moving testimonials, as
well as Johnny Parker, the
founder of this home. The home
has become co-ed, with seven
ladies and five men in atten-
dance. Johnny thanked our
chapel for the continued finan-
cial support. The offering taken
the last week of each month is
donated to them.
COFFEE HOUR
Doughnuts and coffee were
enjoyed by 241, with Janet wel-
coming everyone and leading
prayer. Terry Stamm led the
pledge.
We took up a collection for
the Wine family after the son's
fire and having-no health insur-
ance or homeowners-insurance.
We received over $800 in dona-
tions for them. What a great
park family!
Many coupons were given
away, 50/50 and Perkins pie
was 'won.
ACTIVITIES
Bowling: 'Jim Noble had
high game 233 and high series
564. For the women, it was
Terry Stamm with 179 high
game and Kay Glover with 458
high series. Pat Fuller picked up
a five/seven split. Good job,
gang!
Golf: Three club's match,
first place Rosemary Comeau,
Arlene Sebright, Jim Helgren
and Mike Sanders; second
place, Bill Sebright, Jim Zim-
merman, Shirley Harman and
John Posey. Chip-ins were Pete
Simod and Cheryl Conkle.
Congrats to the winners.
Horseshoes: Playing at
Reflections in Sebring, Pioneer
lost 19 tol3. Jeff donated
50/50 for our upcoming cancer
celebration.
SPOTLIGHT
Joe and Aleita Boyer are cel-
ebrating their 60th anniversary
in June, coming from Boon-
ville, Ind., and blessed with six
children, 13 grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren.
Joe retired after over 42


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years in strip and coal mining.
With his family having a long
history of 63 years as union
coal miners, he followed in his
father and grandfather's foot-
steps. Aleita retired after 21
years as a postmaster in Tenny-
son, Ind.
After retiring they traveled
around before coming to our
park and deciding they needed a
more permanent place for the
winter, thus being residents in
our park since 1995. The end of
March will be the close of their
snowbird winters with us, now
needing to be closer to family
and doctors for the future.
Joe enjoys bocce, singing in
our Chapel Choir and is a mem-
ber of a gospel group, "The
Parkkmen," who sing at nursing
homes in Wauchula. Joe has
been the chairman for the blood
bank for three years, and also
was the Masonic lunch chair-
man for three years.
Aleita was a reporter for the
park to the Advocate a few
years ago for three years, and
enjoys bingo and quilting. They
both have worked on commit-
tees serving pancake breakfasts,
and as you can see, they have
been a great part of our park
family, and will be sorely
missed, and say they will miss
everyone here.


60 YEARS!


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Dick and Gladys Klug celebrated their 60th wedding
anniversary on Thursday of last week. The couple were
married on Jan. 27, 1951, in Yale, Mich. They have three
sons, Richard (wife Tess) of Arizona, Larry (Carol) of
North Carolina and Steven (Sharon) of Michigan; eight
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The Klugs
reside at Orange Blossom RV Park in Bowling Green
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taking deliveries from FLORISTS for
Valentine's Day.

Flowers will ONLY be allowed
on Friday, February 11h, 2011. r.,E
FLORISTS will ONLY deliver until 12 NOON,
so please plan ahead.

No OTHER DELIVERIES FROM PARENTS j
OR FRIEND WILL BE PERMITTED! HOTTIE

NO DELIVERIES WILL BE TAKEN
ON MONDAY, FEB. 14'"!
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4B The Herald-Advocate, February 3,2011


.Museum Musings
S ,JI By Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator

If my old pal, Noah Webster, were around today you could ask
him the definition of the word "museum". The old white haired
scholar might begin by responding with the phrase "an institution
that preserves historic objects." You may actually be pleased with
his answer, because after all, he was the genius who first published
his famed "dictionary" back in 1806. But, wait a minute ... he may
now raise a finger and scratch his head to recall that there was an
expanded definition that he included in his second edition that actu-
ally took twenty-seven years to complete. Yes, he concedes that the
word "museum" has an additional meaning which is "a building
where works of art or other items of permanent value are kept and
displayed." Yes, yes ... he recalls it now ... he is sure that is the
definition of the word "museum."
Mr, Webster was the expert; the free-thinker who had learned
twenty-six languages, the textbook pioneer whose four years of
study at Yale College began at the early age of 16 and who at 23
was admitted to the Connecticut bar. Why, his picture even graced
a 4-cent postage stamp back in 1958.
But, Mr. Webster, there's a little museum in a rural county in
Florida that perhaps might desire an expanded definition of that
once penned word so many years ago. In Hardee County there
stands a museum that has weathered not only the fierce winds and
rains of numerous hurricanes and tornadoes but economic pres-
sures as well. It is a museum that was started by a group of vision-
aries who realized the importance of four cement walls that would
"preserve" and "display" items that were of importance to the
molding of a county whose citizens would produce future genera-
tions with the promise of a lifestyle of which they could be proud.
Close your eyes. Let your minds think of a Daniel Webster vis-


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iting Hardee County today. Walk with him down the streets of
Wauchula and point out the depot which back in 1886 welcomed
the first train arrival. There would soon be four trains daily deliv-
ering families who desired to make Hardee County their home.
Those families would build homes, operate clothing stores and
raise vegetables.
Accompany Mr. Webster west on Main Street towards today's
downtown and stop in to talk with Bobby Hanchey and Bill Crews
for memories they have of when they were boys. Point out to Mr.
Webster the building across the street that was once Beeson's
Drugstore and make a quick phone call to Noveta Beeson or Bess
Allen Stallings for their memories of this historical building. Close
your eyes. Can you remember J.W. Crews and Bill Beeson?
Now guide Mr. Webster quickly across Highway 17 which
until only recently consisted of four lanes heading both north and
south and even prior to that consisted of only two lanes. Of course,
remind Mr. Webster that there are still Hardee County folks today
that recall those times. Close your eyes. Can you remember?
It's probably lunchtime by now, so guide Mr. Webster through
the front door of Java Caf6 where Jim See will be able to give not
only the history of the building which houses his restaurant but sto-
ries he's been told over the years from his grandfather, Bill See,
when he owned a barber shop and billiard parlor on West Main
Street around 1928.
A quick dash across the street to Giovanni's for dessert will
enable both of you to gaze upon the tin tiled ceiling of the old
Cranford building built in 1914. Close your eyes. Can you imagine
how the building looked a century ago?
While Mr. Webster has walked the few short blocks from
Wauchula's train depot to surrounding blocks that makes up an


extremely historic section of town, he has learned that other corm
munities in Hardee County are just as rich in history. The existing
communities of Ona, Limestone, Ft. Green and many others to this
day include second, third and fourth generation Hardee County cit-
izens. Close your eyes. Think of those pioneers who worked in the
lumber industry, in sawmills, and in the country grocery stores.
What about the school teachers, postal clerks and medical doctors?
There are generations of ancestors of those early Hardee Countians
still living in those communities today.
So where are we, Mr. Webster, with that extended meaning of
the word "museum" as it appears in your dictionary today? In
Hardee County, there stands a building that not only houses historic
items, but includes the precious memories of generations of friends
and neighbors who deemed it important to share pictures, books,
diaries, farming implements and old medical bags. It is a place that
proudly displays the diplomas of Wesley Stokes Pyatt, Maude
Wilkison and Bessie Woods. It is a place that includes the branding
irons of Albert Carlton and James Cowart as well as a 1920's sling
blade that Wright and Oka Durrance Rawls used to cut grass and
hay.
So how would Cracker Trail Museum expand the meaning of
Mr. Webster's word that labels it "an institution that preserves his-
toric objects?" Hardee County would describe its museum as one
that lovingly displays the memories, cherished items, hopes and
dreams and ultimate accomplishments of our precious pioneers.
Cracker Trail Museum includes the stories, the rembrances,
and the photographic snapshots of a generation that is fast disap-
pearing into oblivion. Close your eyes. Can you see it? Can you see
what we have accomplished in these 43 years?
If you can't see it clearly, perhaps now is the time to make that
visit to the cement building located at Pioneer Park that takes pride
in sharing its contents with our school children, teachers, farmers
and government officials; the building that lovingly accepts pre-
cious keepsakes from eras in Hardee County's history that will
spark the memories of those who visit; the building that is more on
the inside than what is appears on the outside.
Won't you consider visiting Cracker Trail Museum? Decide
for yourself how Noah Webster might have further explained the
meaning of that word if he had the opportunity to visit this small
county located in the heart of central Florida. Cracker Trail Mu-
seum may very well be the best kept secret in Hardee County ...
but we really aren't interested in keeping it a secret!
Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not pre-
clude using your head.


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Finance Seminar
For H.S. Seniors
High school seniors and
their parents are invited to a
college finance seminar on
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the
high school auditorium, with
Susie Johnson, financial aid
director for South Florida
Community College.
She will talk about the free
application for federal stu-
dent aid and various other
funding opportunities. For
more information, contact
the high school guidance
office.

Plan Flowers
For Valentines
Flowers for Valentine's
Day will be accepted at
Hardee Senior High School
until noon on Friday, Feb. 11
and only from florists.
Deliveries from parents or
friends will not be accepted
and no flowers will be ac-
cepted on Monday, Feb. 14.

Have Taxes
Done Free
United Way will again pro-
vide free tax preparation for
qualified residents. In Har-
dee County, this will be at the
Hardee Help Center, 713 E.
Bay St., Wauchula, (773-
0034).
However, appointments
,must be made by e-mail at
uwcf.org. If you don't have
an e-mail address, go to the
library computer, log in to


10 HOURS A
MONTH!

That's all it takes to speak
up for a child. Volunteer to
be a Guardian Ad Litem.

773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252010DR000706
IN RE: THE PETITION OF H
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-
bility, who speeds any accommo-
tion 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."
1.20-2:10c


Yahoo.com and click the
upper right comer for sign-
up. Create an account and
password, then e-mail
United Way to arrange an
appointment time. Have all
your tax information ready by
the time of your appoint-
ment.

Plan Ahead For
Homebuyer Class
Pre-registration is avail-
able for a homebuyer educa-
tion workshop on March 18
from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There is a non-refundable
$25 fee for materials. There
is no child care or interpreter
available.
Learning all the ins and
outs of owning a home and
what that entails. Register at
the Office of Community De-
velopment, Room 201, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula or
e-mail at the hardeecoun-
ty.net link. For more informa-
tion, call Esther Bragg at
773-6349.

Learn About
Senior Nutrition
The two-year Supplemen-
tal Nutrition Assistance Pro-
gram (SNAP) funding ends
in July. Before then, Hardee
Rural Health Network Inc.
staff member Angela Hendry
hopes to teach community
organizations how to contin-
ue to help seniors 60 and
older with applications for
services.
Learn how to help senior
citizens access websites so
they can get or continue to
get food stamps, Medicare
savings plans and Medical
Needy Medicaid, free cell
phones and other services. If
interested in a group infor-
mation session, call Hendry
;at 863-452-0638 or e-mail
* angela.hendry@hrhn.org.


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It's District Time!
Girls basketball is in district play this week. If they were able to
win over Sarasota Booker on Wednesday night, a good possibility
since it has challenged Booker and lost only 33-30 in their last
matchup, the Lady Wildcats would be in the championship game
tomorrow (Friday) at 7 p.m. against top-seed Bradenton Southeast,
which is hosting districts this year. Win or lose that one, Hardee
would go on to regional playoffs next week.

Boys basketball finishes up this week and prepares to host dis-
tricts next week. The Monday game will be at fourth-seed DeSoto,
which will be playing fifth-seed Mooney. Top-seed Southeast will
play the winner of that game at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Hardee will
play the late game on Wednesday, about 7:30, against second-seed
Booker. Hardee has been coming on strong of late, its five seniors
determined to give it all they have.

Soccer boys and girls finished up in district play, coming up
against top-seed Cardinal Mooney early in the playoffs. First-year
coaches Niki Aubry and Dennis Aubry have done wonders for
these squads and will lose only four girls and five boys to gradua-
tion.

Weightlifting girls finished up at sectionals with only senior
Lacie Carlton qualifying for sectionals. She's had a good senior
season.

Spring sports are under way already. Softball will have varsity
and JV squads this year and will play their first games Tuesday at
home against Avon Park. Games are at the Rec Complex field just
north of the high school. The JV plays at 6 and the varsity about.
7:30.
Tennis starts on the road on Tuesday at Sebring and is at
Lemon Bay next Thursday. You ought to see Barbara Leupold
coaching from her wheelchair. Hopefully, she'll get the cast off her
leg this week sometime.
Varsity baseball opens in the Fort Meade tournament next
Wednesday through Friday and will also be in the Highlander
Tournament in Lake Wales Jan. 14-18.
JV baseball, track & field and boys weightlifting will be start-
ing a little later.

If you're into bowling, there's an opportunity on Feb. 12 for
you to bowl for a good cause. Join the "Strike Out Cancer" bowl-
a-thon at 1 p.m. at the Bowl Of Fun Lanes on U.S. 17 south of
Wauchula. Many local businesses are contributing toward door
prizes for all contestants. Anyone of any age is welcome. It is $15


Saturday, February 19, 2011
Armbands 12:00 p.m. Closing *20.00
Gates & Midway Open
Miss Hardee County Pageant
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Armbands 1:00 p.m. Closing $20.00
Gates & Midway Open
Kindergarten Princess Pageant


Monday, February 21, 2011
CHILDREN'S DAY
All Children High School & Under Admitted FREE
Armbands 1:00 p.m. Closing $15.00
Gates & Midway Open
Rabbit Show
Dairy Show
Grooming Contest
Junior Miss Pageant


Tuesday, February 22, 2011
MERCHANTS DAY
Armbands 5:00 p.m. Closing *20.00 *5 Coupon Available
Gates & Midway Open
Poultry Showmanship A
Swine Show A


tor three games, $5 of it going to the local Ken Weis Cancer
Foundation. Everyone who participates is also encouraged to getl
sponsors to contribute to cancer. So have fun and raise funds for
local cancer victims. Call Frank Notar at cell 448-7540 for more
information.

Also coming up, for those who are not planning to attend the
Miss Hardee County pageant at the fair, there is a really fun time
with the Harlem Ambassadors comedy basketball team visiting at
the Wildcat gym at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19.
S See locals, Peter Preston, Wally Helms, Claudio Arreola, Ryn
Heine, Regan Davenport, Sean Brown, Jamal Jones, Gloria Solis,.
Michael Kelly and Ralph Arce among others trying to compete
against the Ambassadors. Sponsors can add other players for
$1,000 or $2,500.
It's all for fun, and a good cause, Habitat for Humanity, which
helps people build homes. Advance tickets are $7 for students and
seniors and $9 for the general public. At the door, prices are $9 for
students and seniors and $13 for the general public. Get tickets
from Kathleen Roehm by calling 781-2874, Pam Warren at 781-
0051 or any Habitat member.

Bowling Green boxer Daniel lozano has tickets for his upcom-
ing Feb. 11 fight at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa. General
admission is $25 and ringside $35. Call him at cell 863-602-7681.
Information from school and community events is always welcome.
Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail be at news.heraldadvo-
cate@embarqmailcom with news for this biweekly column. The
sports news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for events which
happen over the weekend. These are due by Monday at noon.


The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
-Update on Mosaic Resort Project, 8:35 a.m.
-Contract on housing plan, 8:50 a.m.
-Building & Zoning job descriptions, 9:05 a.m.
-Computer system for commission chambers, 9:20 a.m.
-Antenna site lease for radio system tower rental, 9:30 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.


Civic Center




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Io--- Wednesday, February 23, 2011
All Rides S1 Admission $1 Parking$1 Select Food Items '1
5:00 Gates & Midway Open
6:00 Breeding & Heifer Show Arena
7:00 Steer Show Arena
Beef Showmanship (After Steer Show) Arena
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MERCHANTS DAY
Armbands 5:00 p.m. Closing $20.00 *5 Coupon Available
Gates & Midway Open
Farm Credit Livestock Buyers Dinner C
FFA & 4-H Livestock Sale A


2ivic Center
Arena


Friday, February 25, 2011
MADNESS TILL MIDNIGHT
Admission FREE with Purchase of S20 Armban, after 8:00 p.m.
Gates & Midway Open .t4"7 v C,
Prince & Princess Pageant Civic Center
Ranch Rodeo Arena
Bronc Riding, Team Sorting, Barrel Racing, Double Mugging, Calf Doctoring, Mutton Busting (6 & Under)


Saturday, February 26, 2011
LAST BLAST
Armbands 12:00 p.m. Closing $20.00
Gates & Midway Open
Little Miss Hardee County Pageant
Mexican Band
Mexican Bull Riding, Mutton Busting (6 & Under)


Civic Center --
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2011 HARDEE COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19 SATURDAY *FEBiUARY 26

SCHEDULE or EVENTS


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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.
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Airport to the east. Owner financ-
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with ROPS, 2,200 hours, $9,500.
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BW LAND & CATTLE Ag property
management. Fences, pastures,
groves. Brian 941-391-1277.
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2000 LELY WELGER round baler,
RP 202, 4X4, low hours, good
condition, $11,000 OBO. 321-284-
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L. DICKS INC. Is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2010/11 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


1987 MONTE CARLO SS T-Top
$3,500. 1986 Regal Limited
92,000 m, $2,700. 305-747-6312.
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2001 FORD RANGER $2,500
cash. 781-1062. 2:3c
97 DODGE EXT. Cab $2.250 cash
781-1062. 2:3c
2000 DODGE DURANGO $2,000
cash 781-1062. 2:3c
WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk
cars. Pickup available. Crooms
Salvage. 781-3767. 2:7tfc


SECRETARY (Wauchula) full time
position. Must have good phone
and computer skills. Word and
QuickBooks required. $10 per
hour. Send resume to PO Box
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2B/1Bth M/H 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
5 Acres with large oaks and cleared field; very
secluded. $40,000
16.5 Acres with 5 wells (4-2" and 1-4" well);
3B/2Bth M/H surrounded by beautiful oaks.
$195,000


12 SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON FR
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMB


DELOIS JOHNSON 773-9743


3ERT, Broker


STEVE JOHNSON 781-0518 9


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NEEDED, PARTS PULLER for sal---SINGLE LID Aluminum tool box
vage yard, knowledge-mechanic for full size truck. $150 firm. 781-
background, reliable, ready to 7782. 2:3p
work. 781-3767. 2:3tfc ASSORTMENT OF plastic fishing


DOUBLE WIDE HOME, Crystal
Lake Village, 2BR/2BA, $32,500.
For Information 863-767-6238.
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worms, executive arm chair, sec-
retary chair, stools, chair, doll
bed/high chair, much more. 773-
3385. 2:3p
1959 FORD DEXTA Tractor.
Partially rebuilt. Make and offer.
863-735-0792. 2:3;3:3p


209 ORANGE ST. 2BR 1 Bath' 7 ft. MAHOGANY Custom pool
$27.500 cash. 781-1062. 2:3c table with leather pockets $1,500.


3/2 ON 5 ACRES. 1104 N.
Hollandtown Road. $190,000.
863-245-9582. 10:14-5:26p

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MISSING BLUE HEELER puppy.
Black with gray & white spots.
Near Stentrom & Florida Ave. Call
781-1282. 2:3p


Precision Lathe 13 x 36. $1,800.
Call 863-781-2037. 1:27;2:3p


Call 863-781-2037. 1:27:2:3p


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 mall. You
get stung. Buying and selling 40
years. Capt. Ed 904-222-4607.
1:6tfc
60 LOADS FILL DIRT. Has some
grass, digging more ponds. You
dig ponds, you keep dirt. 863-
990-6489. 1:6tfc
DEHUMIDIFIER $178 new, $75.
904-222-4607. 1:6tfc


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


INM ERI Phone (863) 781-9720
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GHC CONSTRUCTION, INC.

ASPHALT PAVING
COMPLETE SITE WORK V
SHELL TREE REMOVAL

Office: 863-494-4147 l -'
Mobile: 863-990-0059
ghcconstruction@embarqmail.com -




THE PALMS

Available for
Immediate Occupancy

$99 Move In Special through February 28h
*Plus $1200 FREE RENT*
(*One year lease @$100/mo reduction)

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

701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula
Rental Office Hours Mon Fri 1:00 5:00 PM
After hours by appointment
(863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771
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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


I James V:See, Jr., Broker *
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! 3 Com-
mercial lots in Wauchula! Just 1 block from Hwy
17. Fenced and ready for your business! Owner
says...MAKE AN OFFER! Asking $85,000
320 acres in Eastern Hardee County. 57 acres
in mixed grove with the remainder in pasture.
Includes 12' well with diesel power unit, irriga-
tion & microjets. Pasture has metal cow pens.
Asking $1,200,000
40 acres of prime development property.
Adjacent to the new Hilltop school. Zoned
Commercial. Call for details!
5 acres Completely fenced and in the country!
Perfect building site. Priced to sell at $35,000
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath block home on 2+ acres. Close
to town. Asking $169,500.
HUGE Price Reduction! 15 acres located West
of Wauchula on Vandolah Rd. Beautiful building
sites with small creek meandering across proper-
ty & it's across from the Wauchula Airport
entrance. $150,000
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home recently
remodeled including in-ground pool. Located on
a dead end street in a great neighborhood. Won't
last long at $220,000!
Great home on several large lots in Wauchula.
Hardwood floors under carpet in bedrooms.
Central air/heat. Massive brick fireplace. 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths. 2 car carport. Asking $229,000


I 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


a.

Robert Jones


Robert Jones


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


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Elder Affairs SHINE Program
Seeks Volunteers
-Volunteers help improve the lives of Florida's elders-

Tampa The Florida Department of Elder Affairs, along
with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging,
invites you to join the award-winning SHINE team of
volunteers. This program helps elders make informed
decisions about Medicare, health insurance and
prescription drug plans.
SHINE volunteers provide individual counseling and
assistance to elders and their caregivers about Medicare,
Medicaid, Medicare plan choices, long-term care planning
and prescription discount drug programs. Volunteers may
also make educational presentations to community
groups and participate in local health fairs, senior fairs and
other outreach and educational events.
If you would like additional information about this exciting
opportunity and would like to become a SHINE volunteer
in Hillsborough, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Polk
Counties, please call the West Central Florida Area
Agency on Aging at 813-740-3888, ext. 5593.
WEST CENTRAL FL. AREA AGENCY ON AGING
Attn: Robin Watt, Volunteer Manager
5905 Breckenridge Pkwy, Suite F
Tampa, Florida 33610
(813) 740-3888 Fax (813) 623-1342
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Store Wide Sale
Dining room start $197
Living room tables $99
4 Pc. Bedroom Start $397
Recliners start $3977
Spend over $1,000 and get
additional 10% off
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2350 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Across from Home Depot
863-382-0600


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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in town. Cute house
with nice landscaping. Only $97,500.
5 acres close in to Wauchula on paved road.
Great place for your new residence. Deed
restricted. $72,500
Just North of Bowling Green in Polk County!
1.48 acres with highway frontage.
Great location for any operation needing a shop,
office and on-site storage. $225,000
REDUCED! Spacious home located in
Briarwood Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath
house with wrap around porch, detached 2 car
garage with office and full bath. $379,000
58 acres close to town. Great property with tons
of potential! $464,000
4-5 bedroom, 4 bath custom built home on 9 1/2
acres. County road access, next to Wauchula.
Home is complimented with-screened back porch
and in-ground pool. Land also has 7 1/2 acres of
producing nursery. $430,000
3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home. Double French doors
open up to the huge porch and pool area.
Conveniently located in a charming neighbor-
hood right in town. $178,900.
RENTAL! 4-5 Bedroom block home in
Wauchula. Renting As Is. One year lease
@ $700 per month. 1st and last month due
at signing. Call Rick @ Jim See Realty,
Inc.


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ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for. a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold In Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


30' TRAILER WITH 30' sunroom
attached. Reduced $3,000.
Crystal Lake Village. New bath-
room, patio. 863-773-6351.
1:27:2:24p


NICE FURNISHED EFFICIENCY
apartment, utilities Included. $125
per week, damage deposit and
references required. 773-9793 or
863-832-0676. 2:3p
4 BEDROOM BLOCK C/A $800
monthly, Wauchula area. 863-781-
0982. 1:27;2:3p


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ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Near
Zolfo. Lovely large 1 bedroom fur-
nished apartment. $450 monthly.
Smaller $350. 954-629-4486. 2:3p
3/2 FENCED IN YARD, Rivervlew,
$840 monthly, $840 security. 863-
735-1953. 1:27-2:24p
APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR
RENT. 773-6667. 2:3c
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. 2:3p
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


Hearn's Auto Cleaning Service


Car Wash and Wax
Carpet and Seat Cleaning
Buff Compounding
Headliners Replaced
Vinyl Top
Motor Cleaning


Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66
Zolfo Springs


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(863) 735-1495


NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
Stylist/Barber



302 N. Charleston Ave., Fort Meade, FL



Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green 375-4441
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GREAT LOCATION!
719 Wannamaker Ave. Ft. Meade
NICE, QUIET CLEAN AREA CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

1 BR/1 Bath $40000Month

2 BR/1 Bath $50000 Month
Security Deposit Required

Call Sheila (863) 214-5645


TOWNHOUSES, Immaculate con-
dition, 1400 sq. ft. 2 BR, 2 1/2 B,
.$600 month. 773-2122. 11:11tfc
MOVE-IN TODAY *
MOBILE HOMES 1 bed $300
mo.; 2 bed $350 mo-up; 3 bed -
$450 mo. up. Close to schools &
hospital, no pets, $200 deposit.
Se habla espanol 863-698-4910 or
698-4908. 8:20tfc


CLEAN UP TIME, call Rocky's
Lawn Service. 773-0288. 1:6;2:3p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-
crete. Harold Howze
Construction. 781-2708.
RR0050181. 12:16;2:18p
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
'7:18tfc


NEW ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting In Hardee County.
-Thursdays 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
(Gillesple) have been moved to
the Women's Club on Wednesday
nights, 7 pm. Come and seel
Kenny Sanders Is the facilitatory.
More information call 773-5717.
6:10tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula. 12:6tfcdh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
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CARINd HANDS MINISTRY,
assisted living facility/respite
care. 863-781-6680, 863-773-
6128. 2:3;3:3p
JEREMY'S handi-works & tree
service. 863-245-6558. 1:20;2:17p


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FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 cl8:2f Mobile: (941) 456-6507



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3 Qts. Roundup & Ammoium Sulfate per Acre
Over 30 Years Experience

863-781-0469:3


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


I WILL SIT with your loved one,
references. 863-781-0982.
1:27-2:1 Op
PART TIME employment, Hardee
resident with customer service
background, other fields consid-
ered. 941-716-1411. 2:3p'
GROVE HERBICIDE Boom used
or new. Harvey 773-6012. 2:3,10p


HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:16tfc
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-2. 2329 CR
664A, Wauchula. 2:3p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-? 1002
Louisiana St., Wauchula. Stove,
refrigerator, 54" TV, lots more.
2:3p
6th ANNUAL APARTMENT Com-
plex yard sale. Forest Glade
Apartments. 700 East Townsend
Street and River Chase
Apartments 316 River Chase
Circle (Off E. Oak Street)
Wauchula. Saturday only Feb. 5,
2011. 8-7. Lots of misc.
Something for everyone. 2:3p
SAT. MANGER'S SALE. Washer,
boat, household. 210 N. 3rd,
Wauchula. 2:3p


LITTLE CHARLIE CREEK Annual
Park Wide Yard Sale. February 5th
9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tables also
set up In Rec. Hall. Lunch avail-
able. Lots of misc. See you there.
2:3p


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Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines
SGas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions
Licensed and Insured Reg.#MYV 40625


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Your Ve~~uarter


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



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

773-4478





Free Estimates
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I NC, REALTORS
(863) 773-2128
SIREALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
Sandy Larison www.joeldavis.com
863-832-0130 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
You may qualify to receive a grant
for down payment assistance on your new home.
Beautiful country setting & lots Two beautiful building lots in
of wildlife on 22 acs. 2-story Zolfo zoned R-1A, each
3BR/2.5BA CB home, fireplace 155'x110'. City water available,
& large screened back porch. septic allowed. $15,000 each!
Located/ halfway between
Wauchula & Avon Park. 10 ac farmland w/well, pump,
$389,900! fencing on private road.
$85,000!
5 lots in Wauchula w/over 975
total rd frontage. Close to hospi- Grab your canoe, paddle, tent!
tal, schools & shopping. Will 5 acs of native Florida has
divide or all for $95,000! deeded access to Peace River!
3BR/1BA home in Bowling Culvert in place! $100,000!
Green w/new carpet & lami-
nate, partial fencing, new A/C Goodbye, traffic...Hello, peace
unit. $68,000! & quiet! 20 ac fenced pasture
w/pond, 288SF cabin, 4" well
25+ ac fenced pasture, Green- inside 60SF shed. NOW
belt qualified, on US Hwy 17 S $160,000!
w/well, septic & electric.
$192,900! Dble rd frontage on SR 62/Moye
Loo for5oracs? Two Rd! 10 ac Val grove has 6"
Looking for 5 or 10 acs? T well diesel power unit, drain
ac high/dry fenced parcels on
private rd! $45,000 for vacant tile, micro-jets! $130,000!
5 acs! $65,000 for 5 acs w/wel 3BR/1BA, 1633SF CB home in
& septic! established neighborhood &
14 acs on private rd, creek, workshop w/electricity, A/C
pasture & woods, zoned A-1. unit. $88,000!
$112,000!


REACTOR ASSCATES AFTER HOURS
KINNY SANDERS-7.1-0153 SANDY LARRISON .. 832-0130
JUAN DELATORRIE-....71128 MONICA REAS--....-781-0888
SDAVID ROY7AL..... 0 KAREN O'NEAL....... 781-7633
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* 863-773-3573

Fax 863-773-0521 108 C e
,desotoapppliance@earthlink.net WauchulF


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.
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Azalea Apartments
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Handicap Unit Available
Rental Rates Beginning at $450
(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)
e Monday Friday
9:00 A.M. 12:00 Noon
RUM, K v Equal Opportunity Employer & Provider
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FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-12, 3208'
Perude Road, Wauchula. Clothes,
fill a bag, $3; some furniture; lots
- of misc. 2:3p
SAT. 8:30-12:30 Valencia Gardens
Annual Sale. Incredible jewelry,
unusual household items. Bring
your money. Excellent items. 2:3p
SAT. 8-? 818 South 9th Ave.,
Wauchula. 2:3p
SATURDAY, 8 am ?, 115 Indiana
Ave., Wauchula. Clothes and
baby items. 2:3p
SATURDAY, 213 Park Drive,
Wauchula. Lot of stuff. 2:3p
SAT, GIGANTIC MOVING multi-
family. 1621 Dena Circle,
Golfvlew Estates, 64 West. Pedl
cab bike (great for Pioneer Days),
householdultems. You name it, we
got It. Cheapi Cheapl 2:3p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY. 1629 South
Lincoln St., Wauchula. Misc
items, furniture, clothes .250
each. 448-6298. 2:3c
EDNA'S PLACE. Lots of tools,
king beds cheap, full beds
w/head & footboad, lots of other
beds on sale. China cabinets 1/2
price this weekend only. Some
other furniture 1/2 price. 2:3c
SATURDAY 9-2/ 1520 Old Polk
Road. 2:3p
SAT. 8-? 700 Townsend, Apt. 1-51.
Full size pick tool box, TVs, chest
freezer, $100 w/meat, much more.
245-8088. 2:3p


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www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565


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From The American Institute For Cancer Research


~600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132* FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL jobs@southflorida.edu
S UH FLORIDA www.southflorida.edu/hr
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DIRECTOR, PLANNED AND MAJOR GIVING
Full-time, year-round, grant-funded position responsible for
cultivating and promoting the College's annual and planned
giving campaigns. Bachelor's degree and five years of
experience in financial and/or estate planning is required. A
professional degree in Law (J.D.) or Master's degree in financial
management, accounting or a related field is preferred. Strong
written and verbal communication skills as well as knowledge of
trust law, estate planning, and financial giving regulations are
required. Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative
environment is required. Successful candidates must be able to
interact well with external stakeholders. Extensive community
involvement will be expected. Must exhibit professional
appearance and demeanor and have reliable transportation for
extensive travel within the service district. Annual salary $75,000
lus a comprehensive benefits package, including retirement,
ealth/life insurance, and vacation/sick leave. Application review
begins: 2/22/11. Please visit our website for detailed
requirements.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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Realtor
310 Court St.
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net Oralla D. Flores
(863)781-2955

Specials of the Week
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Business Opportunity! 10,000 Sq Ft metal building with many
possibilities- sits on3.76 +/- acres with access from southbound &
northbound Hwy 17. Property is currently used as a dance hall.
Offered at $675,000
New Listing! 3BR/2B MH Close to shopping, doctor's offices,
and hospital 1440 sq ft living and 2160 sq ft total under roof.
Inexpensive living for $49,000
New Listing in the County! 2BR/2BA MH on 20 acres property
setup for horses creek and pond minutes from town. Priced at
$199,900
Wauchula! 3BR/1.5BA CB home with central air & heat built in
1992 1008 sq ft living and 1376 sq ft total. Just listed at $79,000

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! LJ
After Hours ."...
Oralla D. Flores (863) 781-2955 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Noey A.Flores (863)781-4585 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
Lawrence A. Roberts (863) 781-4380 c12:3c
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AM-SOUTH REALTY
Each office independently owned and operated.







Robert Hinerman Nancy Craft
227-0202 832-0370


$219.9001! 3 Bedroon/3 Bath Home recently
painted and remodeled sits on 5 acres with
pole barn.
WATCH YOUR MONEY GROW!! Excellent
rental home features 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
home with extra lot. Call today!! $34.900
COUNTRY LIVING!! In this 3 bedroom, 2
Bath Double Wide Mobile Home and 5 acres
with beautiful Oak trees. $92.900!!
PORTRAIT OF PEACE!! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
home with central heat and air, private well,
utility shed, and more sits on 2.4 Acres.
Priced @ $72.500!!
LOVELY 2 B/1 Bath home with large lot with-
in city limits. Only $69.900
Charming Historic home with loft and studio
apartment on 1 acre in City limits. $69.900
REDUCED!!! $82.500 2B/2B Home with cen-
tral heat/air, one car garage, appliances,
work-shop and storage area, extra lot includ-
ed, all in quite neighborhood and close to
shopping and schools.


This traditional favorite has
enhanced nutritional value by
adding chicken for a wonderful-
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smooth blend that is sure to sat-
isfy your taste.
Butternut is a winter squash
with a pleasant orange color
that seems to match perfectly its
satisfying taste and texture. Its
mildly sweet flavor is similar to
the pumpkin. In fact in some
countries it's regarded as pump-
kin. Although used as a veg-
etable, butternut squash is actu-
ally a fruit that grows on a vine.
The pungent, spicy-sweet
qualities of the ginger add a bit
of complexity to the mild
squash. Ginger is a tropical
plant that has green-purple
flowers and an aromatic under-
ground stem (called a rhizome).
It is commonly used both medi-
cinally and for cooking. The


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mentary and Alternative Med-
icine is investigating the gener-
al safety and effectiveness of
ginger's use for health purpos-
es.
The leeks provide a mild fla-
vor, similar to onions, but with-
out overpowering the primary
taste of the soup.
Pureeing the soup mix en-
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that will please your senses and
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4 cups reduced-sodium
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February 3, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 9B


Lady 'Cats




Go District


By-JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcat team are
deep in 3A-District 11 playoffs
this week.
They played yesterday
(Wednesday) against Sarasota
Booker, hoping to advance to
the district finals on Friday
evening at 7 p.m. Districts are
at top-seed Bradenton South-
east this year. On Monday
evening, fourth seed DeSoto
played against fifth seed
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney,
which lost eight players to grad-
uation and hasn't regrouped yet.
That winner played Southeast
in the late game on Wednesday.
The Wednesday winners clash
on Friday.
Hardee had a tough pair of
games to finish up the regular
season last week at 8-8 and 4-4
in the district. "We far exceeded
others' expectations of us be-
cause we were 6-12 last year.
And four of those wins did not
Choose to play us this year or
we may have been 12-8," said
Head Coach Don Gray.
"At the beginning of the sea-
son, some of the players we
expected did not come back,
and those who did were not that
experienced at the varsity level.
So, we built from scratch. La-
Cresha (Carlton) and Elvira
(Servin) have just improved so
much as guards. All eight girls
have improved. I'm not bring-
ing up any JV players; we'll go
to districts with what has gotten
us this far. I make the schedule
rough so they would have to
step up to the challenge and
they have," concluded Gray.
Hardee started last week with
a Tuesday trip to Fort Meade to
play the always tough Lady
Miners, who won 52-42. Ka-
mesha Brown topped them with
22 points.
Hardee's Ashley Louis led
her team with 19 points, some
every period. Maria Avalos
chipped in with nine, Servin
five, Robyn Tanksley four,
Artrice Hines and Kayla
Nichols each two and Paige
Massey one free throw. Carlton
was uncharacteristically score-
less but kept busy on'lefense
and assists.
On Thursday night, Hardee
held pre-game Senior Night
activities to honor the quintet in
their final home game, Avalos,


Carlton, Louis, Massey and
Servin.
Playing tough in preparation
for district action, the girls, nev-
ertheless lost 50-32 to Class 5A
Lakeland, much better than the
62-20 loss at Lakeland early in
the season. Onaisha Robinson
scored 20 and Cassandra
Holland had 18 points.
Louis again led Hardee, with
10 points, while Carlton had
seven, Servin five, Tanksley
and Massey each four and
Hines two points. Avalos and
soph Kayla Nichols did not
score but were active in the
defense and offense.
The JV concluded its season
with a pair of games, almost
split, as a game-winner at the
buzzer was considered too late.
Against Fort Meade, Hardee
was overwhelmed, losing 47-
26,' unable to stop D. Carlton
and her 20-point attack.
For Hardee, soph Allison
Hunter had 10 points on five
hoops, with Bailey Carlton at
eight, Carleigh Coleman at
four, and Destany McClellan
and Kashia Mosley each at two
points.
In contrast to its first game
against Lakeland, Hardee bat-
tled this one point for point,
especially in the second half.
Endreina Martinez tried to
score at the game's end, but her
shot was just a second too late.
It would have won the game, as
the junior Lady 'Cats lost 31-
30.
Carlton had the hot hand for
Hardee, nailing a quintet of
deuces and 5-of-9 at the charity
strike for 15 points. Hunter
added five, Mosley and Alyssa
Casso each three, and Stephanie
Perez and McClellan each two
points.
Coach Ken Leupold was
overall pleased with his team's
efforts all season, especially
since several had never played
organized basketball before.
Sophomores Perez, Mosley,
Adna Metayer, Diana Gomez.
McClellan and Hunter may be
able to contribute on the varsity
level, but frosh Carlton, Casso,
Coleman and Martinez may
need another year of experi-
ence.
The JVs finished 4-6 overall,
beating Frostproof and DeSoto
twice apiece and challenging
some other squads.


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Edreina Martinez, Allison Hunter, Adna Metayer and Kashia Mosley.


Taking the floor for the Lady Wildcats in district action are (first row, left to right) Kayla Nichols, LaCresha Carlton,
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February 3, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 11B


Hoop"Boys Split District Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One win, one loss pretty well
secured the district third seed
spot for the Hardee Wildcat
basketball team.
The varsity boys defeated
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney at
home and lost to Bradenton
Southeast on the road last week.
This week finishes the regu-
lar season with a trio of games.
Tuesday's was at Mulberry.
Tonight (Thursday) Hardee host
Lake Placid in the usual double-
header, the final game for the
JV at 6 p.m. Before the varsity
game, about 7:30 p.m., there
will be Senior Night activities,
honoring the senior quintet,
Tre' Anderson, Carl "Junior"
Brown, D'Vonte Hooks, Tony
Rodriguez and Jimmy Vallejo.
The season finale will be
Friday night, at home, a varsity
only game at 7 p.m.
Class 3A District 11 playoffs
are at Hardee this year. They
will be held on a Monday-
Wednesday-Friday schedule
which best suits the other dis-
trict teams in a day's rest
between games and also -avoids
conflict with the girls regional
playoffs on Thursday evening.
The exception is Monday's


game, which will be between
fifth-seed Mooney and fourth-
seed DeSoto and will be held at
DeSoto.
On Wednesday, the 6 p.m.
game will feature top-seed
Southeast against Monday's
winner of the 4-5 seed game. At
7:30, Hardee will challenge sec-
ond-seed .Sarasota Booker.
Hardee won the third seed over
DeSoto although had identical
district records. They split dur-
ing the season and both beat
Mooney. They both lost to top-
seed Southeast.The deciding
factor was Hardee's win split
with second-seed Booker, while
DeSoto lost both games to
Booker.

Hardee 72, Mooney 59
Hardee and Mooney played a
pretty defensive and pretty even
first half. "Then our defense
stiffened in the second half and
our rebounding improved. We
got the lead up to 20 points and
were able to hold it. It was a
good wire-to-wire game," said
Head Coach Vance Dickey.
"Keshun Rivers and Tony
Rodriguez pretty much carried
us. Tony had a monster night
with 21 points, 13 rebounds and
seven blocks. He was 10-of-ll


from the field. Keshun scored
well and Andrew Hooks and
Jajuan Hooks did well defen-
sively," said Dickey about the
must-win game.
Hardee was 10-for-13 at the
charity stripe. Behind the Rod-
riguez 21 point-game were
Rivers with 17, Jajuan Hooks
and Andrew Hooks each a
dozen, Anderson five, D'Vonte
Hooks three and Brown three
points.

Southeast 73-Hardee 50
The 7-1 district record for
Southeast continued with Fri-
day's night's game in Brad-
enton. "It was a carbon copy of
our first game against them. It
was 11-9 after the first quarter..
We were right there, but we
couldn't get any rhythm and
they began finding their shots.
We hit seven free throws in the
second quarter and they scored
20. For the rest of the game, it
was pretty much basket for bas-
ket, but we couldn't overcome
the deficit," said Dickey.
Jajuan Hooks topped Hardee
with 11 points, while a trio of
Southeast players ended with
15 or more points. Rodriguez
added 10 points for Hardee,
including 4-of-4 from the free


throw line. Rivers and Brown
each had eight points, Andrew
Hooks seven, D'Vonte Hooks
four and Christian Moralez two
points.

JV Games
The junior varsity Wildcats
also split game last week, win-
ning at home over Mooney and
losing to Southeast on the road.
SHardee outscored Mooney to
take a 22-15 halftime advan-
tage. Mooney tried to fight back
and got one point ahead at the
end of the third period, 31-30.
Hardee regroups and outscored
Mooney 17-9 in the final quar-
ter to win the game 47-40.
Freshman Keyon Brown had
the heavy had with 21 points,
followed by Alonzo "Kane"
Casso with a dozen, Steve
Metayer eight and Lucius
Everett with six points.
At Southeast, every Hardee
player scored despite losing.
Hardee .had no answer for
Sannon, who scored 23 points
for Southeast. For Hardee,
Brown had 14 points, Everett
eight, Daniel Boehm and Casso
each four, Zack Neuhofer two,
and Metayer and Jacob
Neuhofer each a free throw.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Leading the Wildcats into district playoffs next week are seniors (left to right) Carl "Junior" Brown, Jimmy Vallejo,
D'Vonte Hooks, Tony Rodriguez and Tre' Anderson.


Soccer Ends



At Districts


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Putting forth their best efforts
showed but got no rewards for
the Hardee soccer teams.
Both the boys and girls
squads ending up facing top-
seed Cardinal Mooney in the
semi-final round of Class 3A-
District 11 playoffs so 'ended
their seasons there.
Things will be different next
season when Hardee enters
Class 5A-Region3-District 10
facing district opponents Au-
burndale, Lake Wales and
Lakeland Tenoroc. DeSoto will
move to 4A-10, along with
Frostproof, Lake Placid, Lake-
land McKeel and Mulberry.
First-year coaches Nicole
"Niki" Aubry for the girls and
Dennis Aubry for the boys had
successful soccer seasons, see-
ing improvement all along the
way.
The boys actually played two
games in districts, beating
Booker at home on Jan. 24.
They won 1-0, a shot by soph
Miguel Garcia. The Wildcats
took 38 shots on goal, com-
pared to just two for Booker.
The Hardee boys controlled the
ball well and moved up the field
together, commented Coach
Dennis Aubry.
So, on Jan. 26, the boys went
to Booker high to play against
top-seed Mooney. "The boys
were ready for this game and
played their best game of the
year. The game was a fast and
intense battle, but was predom-
inantly a defensive game,"
reported Aubry.
Mooney took 15 shots on


goal, while the 'Cats took 14.
Wildcat freshman goalie Ruben
Velasquez shut out all goals
except one. Mooney managed a
perfect angle shot from the right
side with 13 minutes remaining
to win the game 1-0.
The 'Cats plan some off-sea-
son development to build on
this year's efforts. They have a
large crew coming back. Senior
captain Victor Rubinos and
classmates Taylor Barlow, Juan
"Taco" Ortega, Angelo Park-
inson and Ricky Soria will go
on to other pursuits.
But, expected back are junior
captains Joe Lopez and Edgar
Narvaez, Cody Torres, Victor
Salazar, Ricardo Vera, Alexis
Palacios, Braulio Duran, Em-
esto Ramos, Celestino Alvarez,
Miguel Garcia, Oactavo Al-
varez, Armando Alvarez, Oscar
Palacios, Oscar Gomez, Ruben
Sandoval, Nick Bell, Uber
Calvillo, Augustine Anselmo,
Enrique Zamora, Juan Fran-
cisco, Arturo Farias and Vel-
asquez.
The girls squad will lose
Keyra Diego, Hannah Jacobs,
Raquel Rosales and captain
Yesenia Vargas to graduation.
Returnees expected are captain
Brenda Zamora, Andrea Cas-
tanon, Mariela Delacruz, Maria
Anselmo, Sasha Castanon,
Sabrina Hernandez, Addison
Aubry, Yazmin Silva, Marissa
Coronado, Yesenia Ortiz,
Marisela Santiago, Julie Juarez,
Alma Ruiz, Crystal Huerta,
Maribel Diego, Nancy Sanchez,
Alex Patino, Lisvet Anton and
Shayann Rivera.


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12B The Herald-Advocate, February 3, 2011


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


Greetings from Fort Green!
Our sincere sympathy is ex-
tended to the family of Brother
Eddie Kennedy. Brother Eddie
went home to be with the Lord
last Friday night. He will be
missed greatly by everyone in
the Fort Green community and
our church.
Dawn Watson has been
moved to a different rehab facil-
ity in Sarasota. Her husband
says they are working exten-
sively with Dawn and she has
improved a tiny bit. Please keep
her in prayer.
Dianne Kennedy was sched-
uled fdr surgery on Tuesday.
Betty Abbott's sister fell and
broke her hip. She lives in
Maine and they are uncertain if
she can have surgery due to oth-
er complications. Lillian Moye
is back in Hardee Manor and
doing much better. Pat Gugle
has been under the weather and
not able to attend church for a
couple of weeks. The Blinks
were not able to attend service.
Jerry 'Brave" Noah is sick and










The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Jan. 23-29. 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
Dwight Douglas, Crow Lane,
mobile home, $1,589.
Ronny Shumard, Popash
Road, renovations, $1,200.
Brent Driskell, Pennsylvania
Ave., renovations, $18,200.
Roger Harrison, Merle Lang-
ford Road, renovations, $1,800.
Harold Childress, Morales
Road, electrical, $1,800.
Michael E. Clark, West Main
Street, renovations, $12,200.
Juan Plata, East Bay Street,
roofing, $1,500.
Douglas Battey, Ander Marsh
Road, renovations, $5,100.
Michael E. Gillispie, Bluff
Blvd., renovations, $3,600.
Charles D. Tucker, Broward
Street (2), renovations, $4,400.
Benjamin Hash, Seminole
Street, renovations, $16,000.
Michael E. Gillispie, Knoll-
wood Circle, renovations,
$5,100.
Kenneth R. Long, Briarwood
Drive, renovations, $6,350.
Larry Reynolds, North Flor-
ida Avenue, demolition, $1,000.
Richard A. Waldron, Hickory
Street, renovations, $1,712.
Travis A. Fulford, Broward
Street, roofing, $1,760.
Owner/Builder, North Nurs-
ery Road, demolition, $1,000.

BUILDING BLOCKS
One of the things the Build-
ing & Zoning office is responsi-
ble for is to provide information
to the insurance rating organi-
zation (called ISO) that decides
how to charge insurance on
your property. Your rate de-
pends on a lot of factors, includ-
ing fire department response,
building and code enforcement
issues, law enforcement re-
sponse.
The building office, Fire-
Rescue and Sheriff's Office
must provide information to
help set this rating. For the
building office, there are such
questions as the number and
education, licenses, certifica-
tions and continuing credits for
each employee; how many
inspections inspect or fail, what
is the response time for fire and
law enforcement; number of
code enforcement, law enforce-
ment and fire department calls
and responses; number of per-
mits issued; how many build-
ings are in the floodplain and if
there are variances to allow
building in the floodplain.
For information on how your
property insurance is rated, con-
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in the Florida Hospital in
Sebring.
There are probably plenty of
others that I don't know about
in our area that are feeling poor-
ly but please remember to pray
for all of these.
Sherman and I met a couple
when we were in Tennessee this
past fall. Naturally we told them
of how wonderful Hardee
County is, its location and
availability to all the exciting
things to participate in, etc. To
make a long story short, they
called last week and are in one
of the local RV parks for three
months. Hardee County does
have a lot going for it, even
though it seems some do not
think so.
Carol Brown and I were visit-
ing a few weeks ago and
stopped in at the Albritton
home. They attended church
once and had not returned.
Lisa Albritton came to the door
and invited us in to see her
beautiful baby girl, named
-Delilah-She had not looked like
she was expecting the Sunday
she came to Fort Green.
Shelia Roberts attends Fort
Green arid is an active member
of Habitat for Humanity. She
asked me to let everyone know
about the Harlem Ambassadors
coming to the high school on
Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. Students and
us seniors can get in for only $7
if we buy the tickets in advance.
I remember the old Harlem
Globetrotters, and the Ambas-
sadors should provide just as
much fun. They will be playing
the Hardee Homebuilders!
Fort Green has a family that
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Tyler Smith play on the HJHS
team. They won their final
home game of the season last
Thursday. Faye Davis is their
teacher on Wednesday at church
and likes to attend the games in
support. She lets me tag along
sometimes, as I have always
loved basketball. Last Saturday
morning we went to see their
younger brother, Austin, play
on the Bowling Green team.
He is short, but he can run, steal
the ball while the opposing
team is dribbling it and score
those points! The varsity has
some super players on the way!
Greg Rawls will host his
annual homecoming of Gulf
State Quartet at Fort Green this
Saturday night beginning at 6.
It will be a fun night of good
Southern Gospel music and
everyone is invited.
The valentine banquet will be
immediately after morning
services on the 13th. The GA
girls will put on a fashion show.
This always proves to be lots of
fun.
Makayla Chancey and cousin
Brianna Waters are busy prac-
ticing for the pageants at the
fair, which will begin on Feb.
19. Grandmother Faye is going
to be attending the fair quite
often! Other youngsters are
weighing their swine to make
sure they are in good shape and
hopefully the grand champion.
The wedding of West and
Laran Chester was very beauti-
ful. We wish them a long happy
life. I believe it was the first
wedding I have heard our pas-
tor, Brother Steve, perform.
Please pray for one another
and our country.


Gone with the Wind is not my
favorite film. Sure Clark Gable
sizzles, but Scarlett O'Hara
gives me a pain. Similarly. I dig
a spicy bowl of gumbo, but
while others rhapsodize over a
heaping platter of fried chicken,
or vie to share recipes for the
best grits ever, my mind wan-
ders. It makes me wonder if a
gene is missing from my culi-
nary DNA. Isn't worshipping
Southern cooking, well, almost
synonymous with loving food?
Happily, I have finally found
a dish with Southern roots that I
do adore. In fact, I like it as
much as Yankee cornbread, the
kind made in New England,
which is closer to home for me,
as a New Yorker, than the
Mason-Dixon line. As fits aus-
tere New England standards,
Yankee-style cornbread is dense
and intense, with pronounced
corn flavor, a definite contrast
to Southern versions, which are
sweet, have a fluffy crumb, and
are either smoky-tasting from
bacon drippings or dripping
with butter.
Southerners also modify corn
bread, enjoying it in various
forms, from fried hush puppies
to creamy spoon bread so soft it
must be spooned from the pan.
The corn treat I have come to
love is close to this spoon
bread. Made with whole-grain
stone-ground cornmeal, it
includes whole corn and a nice
portion of Vidalia or other
sweet onion. One tablespoon of
sugar gives it a hint of sweet-
ness, while green chiles add a
nice kick.
But what makes this spoon


bread truly special is the addi-
tion of black beans. Always
delicious paired with corn and
chiles and as creamy as classic
Southern recipes for this
beloved side dish, this version
of cornbread is substantial
enough to serve as a main dish
casserole, too. Add a mess of
slow-simmered collard greens
on the side, and bon appetite,
y'all.

CORNBREAD
Soft Cornbread With Black
Beans
This makes a moist, almost-
pudding cornbread when served
fresh and hot. It should be
served hot or warm.
3 Tbsp. canola oil, divided
3/4 cup sweet onion, finely
chopped
Nonfat cooking spray
1 cup stone-ground yellow
cornmeal
1 cup whole-wheat pastry
flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking
powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 large egg, beaten
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green
chile peppers, drained
1 cup defrosted frozen yel-
low corn kernels
1 (15 oz.) can black beans,
rinsed and drained, divided

In small skillet, heat 1 table-
spoon oil over medium-high
heat. Add onion and cook until
translucent, stirring occasional-
ly. Set aside to cool.


Southern Cornbread with a Twist
By Dana Jacobi
For The American Institute For Cancer Research


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Place rack in-ipper third of
oven. Preheat oven to 350
degrees F. Coat 9-inch square
baking pan with cooking spray
and set aside.
In large mixing bowl, com-
bine cornmeal, flour, sugar,
baking powder, baking soda
and salt. In another bowl, whisk
together buttermilk, egg and
remaining 2 tablespoons oil.
Mix in chile peppers. Add wet
ingredients to dry and mix with
a wooden spoon, being sure to
reach bottom of the bowl to
combine them fully. Do not
over mix. Mix in corn, 1 cup of
beans and cooked onions just
until combined. Spread batter
evenly in prepared pan.
Sprinkle remaining beans even-
ly over top of batter.
Bake for 30 minutes, until
cornbread is golden and feels
firm to touch when lightly
pressed in center and, knife
inserted comes out slightly
streaked with moisture. Let
cornbread sit for 5 minutes,
then turn it out onto wire rack.
Using second rack, or serving
plate, flip cornbread to top-side
up. Cut cornbread into 9
squares and serve immediately.

Makes 12 servings.
Per serving: 170 calories, 5 g
total fat (< 1 g saturated fat), 26
g carbohydrate, 6 g protein, 5 g
dietary fiber, 310 mg sodium.
Something Different is writ-
ten by Dana Jacobi, author of
12 Best Foods Cookbook and
contributor to AICR's New
American Plate Cookbook:
Recipes for a Healthy Weight
and a Healthy Life.


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iE ONE


Housing, Recreation And More


SBy JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
This is the fourth in a series of
articles on county government
and what it accomplished in the
past fiscalyear 2009-10, which
ended Sept. 30.
Who coordinates all the
grants and services around the
county?
Much of the responsibility
falls on two offices which work
together. Janet Gilliard heads
up the Community Develop-
ment and General Services de-
partment, while Danny Weeks
is over the facilities, the build-
ings and grounds, including the
work currently being done to
get the four-baseball-field com-
plex ready in time for the start
of Youth Baseball season.
COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
Gilliard and her staff of four
spend their time completing
grant applications and manag-
ing the grants for a variety of
services. Although housing
rehabilitation heads the list with
nearly $1 million to repair or
replace substandard houses, it's
just one of many tasks, which
bring millions of dollars to the
county each year.
Others include: first-time
homebuyer assistance and
homebuyer education pro-
grams; $125,000 per year for
five years for a program to
reduce substance abuse among
youth and adults; administering
Sheriff's Office grants; and
water/sewer expansion monies.
Gilliard also has responsibili-
ty for all overseeing other serv-
ices around the county.
Library
Patti Lang and her staff are a
huge asset to the county in pro-
viding books, magazines, news-
papers, research materials and
computers for college students,
people looking for work or
writing resumes, children's pro-
grams. If they don't have the,


book, CD or DVD wanted,
Lang will get it through the
Heartland Library Cooperative.
Veterans Services
Larry Pelton is retired, but
continues to serve several days
a week, helping veterans get the
benefits, military records, prop-
erty exemptions, service- and
non-service medical care for
about 500 veterans of the coun-
ty.
Probation
Pete Zelyk and assistant
Yolanda Villarreal supervise
about 250 county probationers,
assigning community service,
helping to collect court-ordered
fines, fees and restitution, home
and office visits, and issuing
over 100 warrants for those
who don't comply with proba-
tion rules.
Soil & Water Conservation
The county provides an office
person to assist with the help
given farmers and ranchers in
such things as funding for certi-
fication of conservation prac-.
tices, the mobile irrigation lab
outreach to improve irrigation
efficiency and other agricul-
ture-related services, including
help getting Southwest Florida
Water Management permits,
wetland reserve and grazing
land easements. In all, it provid-
ed over $800,000 in funds for
area farmers/ranchers.
Human Services
Another of Gilliard's tasks
are assistance in allocating
funds to non-profit organiza-
tions for indigent burials, indi-
gent health care, Peace River
Center, Resthaven, NuHope,
Tri-County Addictions, trans-
portation for the disabled, and
the health department.
County Extension
Carolyn Wyatt and her two-
person staff provide research-
based information in agricul-
ture, family and consumer serv-


ices, 4-H youth programs and
pesticide certification, equip-
ment safety and worker protec-
tion standards. This office also
is heavily involved in Teen
Pregnancy Prevention, Drug
Prevention, health and nutri-
tion, and summer day camp.
FACILITIES
MANAGEMENT
Danny Weeks has a staff of
19 to be responsible for all the
building and grounds owned by
the county. Building construc-
tion, remodeling and mainte-
nance. In the last year that
included: renovations at the Tax
Collector's Office to add room
for the Division of Motor Ve-
hicles now housed there; rain-
water drainage at the jail; water
infiltration at the courthouse;
generator switches at the Fire
Department; a county-con-
trolled heat/cooling system at
the health department; and sev-
eral others. Using county staff
saves thousands of dollars of
contractor expenses.
Weeks is also responsible for
grounds and buildings at all the
county parks, from the boat
ramps at Gardner, Hardee
Lakes and Pioneer Park, youth
and adult recreation at Mag-
nolia Manor Park, Hardee Park
and the Recreation Complex.
By itself, Pioneer Park is a
full-time occupation with re-
pairs/renovations at: the Wild-
life Refuge, home to 40 animals
no longer able to live in the
wild and its 1,200-foot board-
walk; Cracker Trail Museum
and its genealogy and historical
research conducted by Sandy
Scott; camping; and, of course,
Pioneer Park Days setup and
cleanup.
Hardee Lakes, the newest of
the parks, offers fishing, hiking,
trails, birdwatching and camp-
ing along its four lakes open to
the public regularly.
Next week: Fire-Rescue


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Feb. 8-11 Boys Basketball Districts HOME TBA

Feb. 9-11 Boys Baseball Tourney Fort Meade Away TBA

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Schedule of Weekly Services-


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253
SUNDAY:
Bible Study ............................9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... ...........6:30 p.m.,

WEDNESDAY:
Discipleship Training
Youth & Adult ..................6:30 p.m.
AWANA (ages 3-5th grade)....6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............:.....6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Evening Worship...................7:00 p.m.
Kidz Club............................7:00 p.m.

ONA

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

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:00 p.m.

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA

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

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

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST --
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................. 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.............. 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p.m..
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin 'Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ............................ 1100 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 .... ..... ................11:00 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 ................1:00 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 ............... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.

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

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafe Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-Sth Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast ....................... 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ............................ 10:45 a.m .
Worship Service ...............1..0:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ................6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m.

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

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

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Early Morning Worship ........8:30 a.m.
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
Late Morning Worship ........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ..............7:00 p.m.
Adult Children & Youth
FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 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.
W orship.......................:....... 10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. ..............7:00 p.m.

HIGHER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 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
Domingos .............................. 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....................2:00 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Service ................1.0:00 a.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 INTERNACIOIAL
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 Ms. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship
(lst & 3r Sun.) .................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School.......................9:45 a.m..
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............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 ..........1.....1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3 Sun.
Communion ..................10:00 a.m.
2" & 4' Sun.
Divine Worship................10:00 a.m.
Bible Study .......................1. 1:15 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 ............1..... 1 :00 a.m."
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418


Sunday ..................................9:00 a.m .
H oly D ays ........................... .............

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) ................ 1:00 a.m.
(Creole)......................1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


WAUCHULA

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1..1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday Morning Worship.. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Bible Study ................7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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 ...................1000 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 .................... 0:00 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .............................. 0:00 a.m.

SCREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 p.m.

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ....................0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...:...........I:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ...................7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Training Union ......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Woiship .............................. 1:00 a.m .
Evening................................ 1:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of *
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-781-1578
Sunday Service ...................11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Movie Night ......................7:00 p.m.

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

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones.........................10:00 a.m.
Doctrina................................ 1:30 a.m.

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


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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Jan. 30, Eston John Kersey, 40, of 1160 Mockingbird Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with
DJI.
Jan. 30, Mark Anthony Garcia, 21, of 250 Maxwell Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with
battery.
Jan. 30, a theft on SR 66 was reported.
Jan. 29, a fight on Chamberlain Boulevard, and criminal mis-
chief on Third Street West, Meadow Lane, three locations on
Second Street West, Lawndale Drive and Doc Coil Road were
reported.
Jan. 28, Ricardo Sanchez, 36, of 2936 Redbird Lane, Zolfo
Spring, was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward and charged with bat-
tery.
Jan. 28, Jakkare Marcela Thompson, 25, of 209 W. Orange
St., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged with
possession of marijuana, sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a
place of worship, business etc., possession of drug paraphernalia,
resisting an officer without violence and two traffic charges.
Jan. 28, Atancio Martinez, 37, of 1362 Kazen Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Jan. 28, criminal mischief on Rosebud Lane and thefts on
Schoolhouse Road, U.S. 17 South and High Street were reported.
Jan. 27, Kasey Lee Bourgoin, 28, of 1448 SW Plum Dr.,
Arcadia, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF)
and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia.


Jan. 27, Clifton H. Blakely, 28. of 3640 Bal. Harbor Blvd.,
Punta Gorda, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of
Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 27, Gabriel Romero, 25, of 3046 Vermille, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward and charged with resisting arrest
without violence, fraud-giving false ID to an officer and failure to
appear in court.
Jan. 27, criminal mischief on Maxwell Drive, a tag stolen on
Lake Branch Road and a theft on Will Duke Road were reported.
Jan. 26, Johnathan Paul Shaw, 16, of 1273 Mockingbird Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by detectives David Drake and Russell
Conley and charged with three counts of burglary of ,a
dwelling/structure/conveyance, criminal mischief-damage to
property and three counts larceny.
Jan. 26, Peter Douglas Westmoreland, 49, of 2134 Rigdon
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Fish & Wildlife Ofc. Prowant on
a charge of violation of probation.
Jan. 26, Nicole Renee Smith, 29, of 246 Franklin St., Sebring,
was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of methamphet-
amine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic offense.
Jan. 26, Kelly Lynn Meringolo, 24, of 8567 Chinook Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession
of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and de-
stroying/tampering with evidence.
Jan. 26, Claudia Estella Mancillas, 28, of 409 N. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with four counts sale
of methamphetamine and trafficking in amphetamine/methamphet-
amine.
Jan. 26, Jose Armando Aleman, 43, of 1321 Tangelo Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward on an out-of-state
fugitive warrant.
Jan. 26, a residential burglary on Oak Hill Park Drive was


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reported.
Jan. 25, a theft on Steve Roberts Special was reported.
Jan. 24, Julius Robert Merchant, 23, of 4808-21st St., Brad-
enton, was arrested by Det. John Shiver and charged with burglary
of a dwelling/structure/conveyance and larceny.
Jan. 24, a residential burglary on Garden Drive, criminal mis-
chief on Friendship Lane and Morgan Grice Road and thefts on SR
64 East and on Parnell Road were reported.
WAUCHULA
Jan. 30, a theft on North Fourth Avenue was reported.
Jan. 28, Ronald Keith Spiker, 46, of 1152 Downing Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. William Smith on an out-of-coun-
ty warrant.
Jan. 28, Luis Alberto Gonsalez, 21, of 842 E. Third Ave.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Brock and charged with
possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia
and a traffic violation.
Jan. 28, a theft on High Street was reported.
Jan. 27, Samantha Carrion, 19, of 1300 NE Oak St., Arcadia,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with possession of
alcohol under 21.
Jan. 27, a theft on West Main Street was reported.
Jan. 26, a residential burglary on Alabama Street and thefts on
U.S. 17 South and on Constitution Drive were reported.
Jan. 24, Cody James Rawls, 19, of 1245 Broadus Williams
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and
charged with uttering forged instruments.


CLOSING


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Samer Juma Ahmad, 26,
Wauchula, and Diana Yahia
Sehweil, 24, Wauchula.
Ronald West Chester, 30,
Wauchula, and Laren Shanell
Schontag, 26, Wauchula.
Quincy Phillip Martin, 19,
Fort Meade, and Chiara Me-
rcedes Shay Pearson, 16, Bowl-
ing Green.
Jhordy Salvador Sanchez
Flores, 28, Wauchula, and Jud-
ith Leal Brito, 36, Wauchula.
The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Ford Motor Credit C o. LLC
vs. By Jove, LLC and Barry
Edgley, amended judgment-
Morrell, Watson & South-
well PA vs. Gingerlee Mitchel-
Lindo and Kalvin B. Lindo,
voluntary dismissal.
The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
John Deshawn Baker, crimi-
nal mischief, probation six
months, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 cost of prosecution
(COP), $163.06 restitution.
Joshua Collins Kelly, posses-
sion of marijuana-amended to
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation one year, no alcohol or
bars, substance abuse evalua-
tion/treatment, warrantless
search and seizure, random
screens, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
David Nathaniel Martin, dis-
orderly intoxication, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.
Reyes Omar Navarro, carry-
ing a concealed weapon, one
month in jail with credit for
time served (CTS), $325 fine
and court costs, $50 COP.
Mateo Perez, disorderly in-
toxication and assault, 26 days
CTS, $325 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs and $50
COP placed on lien, released to
immigration authorities.
Kenneth Lee Coughlin, re-
sisting an officer without vio-
lence, not prosecuted.
Tiffany Dell Collier, trespass
on property other than structure
or conveyance, not prosecuted.
Artis L. Baker, domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Angel Kalisha Simmons,
criminal mischief, not prosecut-
ed,
Bradley Michael Sockalosky,
violation of county noise ordi-
nance, completed diversionary
program, not prosecuted.
Meko Mewezette Wakely,
assault, two counts culpable
negligence, not prosecuted.
Matthew Scott Flores, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges possession of marijua-
na and possession of drug para-
phernalia), probation revoked,
four months in jail CTS, $50
public defender fee and $50
COP added to outstanding fines
and fees and placed on lien.
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Robert Young vs. Eric
Estrada, petition for injunction
for protection.


Robert Young vs. Javier
Estrada, petition for injunction
for protection.
Magali Almanza vs. Juan
Tapia Guerrero, petition for
injunction for protection.
Catherine Brant vs. Eric
Scott Wilson, petition for in-
junction for protection.
Chrystal Rivera vs. David
Rivera, petition for injunction
for protection.
Virginia Louis Driver and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Daniel L. Wilson,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Brittany D. Doyle and DOR
vs. Jason M. Spiller, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Samantha Michelle Mclvery
and DOR vs. Anthony C.
Singleton, petition for adminis-
trative child support order.
The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Equable Ascent Financial
LLC vs. Sabas Candelario and
Nicolas Castillo, default judg-
ment against Nicolas Castillo.
Carolyn Jean Maurer Tice
and Edward Tice, divorce.
Brian Jonathan Price and
Jennifer R. Cullons Price,
divorce.
John Mark Woodburn and
Ruth Elaine Woodburn, di-
vorce.
Jose Salvador and Mindy
Christine Douglas Salvardor,
divorce.
Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jerry
Hendry et al, voluntary dis-
missal.
Joseph C. Long III vs.
Kristen N. Whiteside, order.
Stella V. Cardoza Rodriguez
and DOR vs. Gilberto Cardoza,
modification of child support.
Julie Watson and Teddy
Watson, divorce.
Rose Acceptance Inc. vs.
Jimmy Gibson et al, judgment
of mortgage foreclosure.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Brenda Bellomy, voluntary dis-
missal.
The following felony crimi-
nal case was disposed of
recently by the circuit judge.
Melinda Herrada, motion for
early termination of probation
(original charge grand theft
auto), early termination grant-
ed.
The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Wauchula State Bank to
Emilio and Anna M. Juarez,
$55,000.
Gordon L. and Edith C.
Bulen to Derwin R. and Jeanne
M. Baker, $55,000.
Midflorida Credit Union to
Susan Williamson, $169,500.
Javier Raul Garcia, and
Jonathan P. and Jessica M.
Garcia Stember to Stephen
James and Lisa Grimes Cantu,
$75,000.
Charles W. Bostwick to
Johnnie M, Curls Sr., $106,692.
Bank of America as trustee et
al to Johnnie M. Curls Sr.,
$273,308.
First National Bank of
Wauchula to Emilio Juarez,
$60,000.


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WES Hosts Annual Bobkitten Run/Bobcat Mile Challenges


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COURTESY PHOTOS
Wauchula Elementary School's kindergarten boys who participated in the annual quar-
ter-mile Bobkitten Run were (front row, from left) Ancelmo Macedo-Banda, Dane
Risher, Andrew Burgens, third-place finisher Dean Clark, first-place champ Wilney
Francois, second-place Boone Pazzaglia, Martin Cardoza and Nathan Hughes; (back
row) Oswaldo Torres, Austin Garza, Seth Pautz, Aamarion Albritton, Joshua Block,
Jimson Cimeus and Gerardo Diego.


The kindergarten girls who ran the quarter-mile Bobkitten Run were (first row, from left)
Ashley Ramos, Marlen Rosas, thrid-place finisher Emilee Worden, first-place winner
Ella Stockton, second-place Madi Jane Schraeder, Maria Antunez and Haylee Norris;.
(last row) Brianna Navarro, Valerie Torres, Brenda Paul, Ma'ryah Trevino, Jensey Hays,
Soria Maldonado and Alora Gonzales-Garcia.


Jaime Villa, second-place finisher Johan Ramirez, first-place finisher Cason Gough,
third-place winner Brinson Conerly, Jake Stephens and Juan Martinez-Enriquez; (sec-
ond row) Justin Cruz, Danny Sanchez, Samuel Calvillo, Chris Nickerson, R.J. Cabrera,
Ricky Martinez, Rodolfo Diaz-Morales and Fred Graham.


At Wauchula Elementary School, the first-grade girls who took part in the recent half-
mile Bobkitten Run were (first row, from left) Nancy Flores, first-place finisher Adrianna
Mier, third-place champion Monika Youte, second-place winner Trinity Morales and
Serena Thompson; (back row) Elizabeth Mendoza, Desiree Medina, Joanna Ortiz,
Jessica Patino, Jayden Hays, Faith Davis, Sylvia Preston, Mirella Sanchez and Veronica
Ramirez-Santiago.


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Second-grade contestants in the half-mile Bobkitten Run were (first row, from left)
third-place finisher Tyler Hooten, first-place champion Marcos Martinez and second-
place winner Owen Schraeder; (back row) Carlos Hernandez, Jordan Yates, Hunter
Waters, Stanley Severe, Caleb Block, Tyler Jackson, Vicente Lagunas, Marcos Aguilar,
Ruben Perez and Seth McCall.


Third-grade boys who raced in the long Bobcat Mile were (front row, from left) Weston
Schraeder, Brandon Rimes, second-place finisher Dylan Davis, third-place Griffin
Clark, first-place champion Quintin Lindsey, Gage Gough and Blake Tinsley; (second
row) Andy Moreno, Jhakiri Cheatham, Andy Lopez, Salvador Iracheta, Adam Pazzaglia,
Kein Knight and Tony Guerrero.


The second-grade girls who took part in the half-mile Bobkitten 'Run were (first row,
from left) third-place finisher Mariela Torres, second-place winner Emma McGuckin
and first-place champ Zharia Cook; (second row) Morgan Hellein, Joe Harned, Riana
Sutton, Cheyenne Longoria, Elizabeth Ramirez, Gabby Anselmo, Jocelyn Villareal,
Desenia Barcenas, Sailor Ullrich and Marley Ureste.


The third-grade girls who competed in the Bobcat Mile were (first row, from left) sec-
ond-place finisher Madi McGee, third-place winner Jaronda Terrell and first-place
champ Liala Borjas; (second row) Tatiana Mier, Honesty Sandoval, Sophie Allen and
Brianna Ramos.







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Fourth-grade boys who ran in the Bobcat Mile were (front row, from left) Tavon Faulk, The fourth-grade girls who competed in the Bobcat Mile were (first row, from left)
Bo Vilpreal, Tyson Sutton, third-place finisher Rawson Aubry, second-place winner Bibiana Mier, Lianna Albritton, first-place finisher Lillian Salazar, second-place Sarah
Jean Youte, first-place runner Bladimir Perez and Julian Benevides; (second row) Carlton, third-place Briana Medrano, LaQueena Orosco and Makenna Dimock; (back
Christian Brant, Joel Martinez, Riley Boyette, Bryce Hernandez, Cody Helms and row) Conchita Torres, Mahlia Sampson, Vanessa Valerio, Daisy Badillo, Sierra Munoz,
Jeremiah Mancillas; (last row) Dustin Willis, Isaac Moreno, Matt Tyson, Quinton Yates, Shelby Zeigler, Fabiola Morales and Krystal Pacheco.
Aldo Ramirez and Daniel Everett.


Fifth-grade competitors in the Bobcat Mile for the boys were (front row, from left)
Tanner Carlton, first-place champion Damar Harris, second-place Joel Lee, third-place
Kai Washington and Anderson Severe; (back row) David Henderson, Jax Ullrich,
Nicholas Sellers, Adrian Rodriguez, Walter Rivera, Joseph Crawford, Miguel Ruiz and
Brandon Franks


The fifth-grade girls who raced in the Bobcat Mile were (first row, from left) Priscilla
Cisneros, Brooke Shaw, Janessa Orosco, second-place finisher Ellie Palmer, third-
place winner Sarai Santana, first-place champ Yvrose Youte, Kendrall Smith and
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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
With the cost of cholera vac-
cination just 10 cents per head,
every farmer should have their
hogs vaccinated as soon as pos-
sible. The veterinarian in charge
of this district lives in Tampa
and will come when there are
enough hogs lined to justify his
trip. The county agent's office
is coordinating this once again.
Contact the office as soon as
possible.

Proclaimed the greatest of all
sea dramas, "Mutiny On the
Bounty," will be at the Royal
Theatre starting Sunday. After
more than a year in production,
an authentic visual document
of one of the chapters in mar-
itime history one hundred and
fifty years ago, stars Charles
Laughton as Captain Bligh;
Clark Gable as Fletcher Chris-
tian, leader of the mutineers;
and Franchot Tone as Midship-
man Bryan.

A state comptroller warns
clubs, fairs and others that the
1935 laws Chapter 17257 pro-
hibits the use of slot machines
until the proper license is
affixed to the machine. Ma-
chines operated without license
will be confiscated. There are


-no exemptions for clubs, fairs
or charitable purposes.

Wauchula Farmers Supply
Co. is "headquarters for Uncle
'Doc' Wadsworth Yellow Flint
Corn Seed," the leading main
crop field corn in Hardee
County. Also available is Brant-
ley's Strawberry Flint Corn,
very popular and much in
demand.

50 YEARS AGO
A long-range $41.5 million
program of locks and dams on
Peace River and a reservoir on
Charlie Creek is being proposed
by the Peace River Valley Water
Conservation and Drainage
District. If it becomes a reality,
it would be a great boon to the
recreational development and
conservation plan of the county.
Three locks and dams would be
scattered the length of the river
to control the water level.

The first step toward the con-
struction of strong concrete
bridges to replace the rickety
ones over Peace River began
this week with surveys on the
old Avon Park.Road and the
Bowling Green south road.
Each will be slightly re-located
to take out the sharp curves.

Sheriff Odell Carlton served
notice this week of a crackdown
on all those who do not have
proper identification signs on
their trucks. The identification
law, passed by the 1959 legisla-


- Saturday February 19 7pm
HARDEE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL WAUCHULA
Harlem Ambassadors
vs Hardee Homebuilders

TICKET PRICES Advance Door
General Admission $9 '11
Seniors & Students $7 $9
Children Under 3 Free

Tickets Available At
fater Wauchula State Bank
B IHardee Ranch Supply
h Heartland Growers Supply
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NOTICE OF INVALID VOTER
REGISTRATION AND NOTICE
TO SHOW CAUSE
Pursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes, notice is
hereby given to the following persons) to show cause why
they should not be disqualified as a registered voter:
Fredrick Brian Johnston
207 Short St.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Meliton Aleman
605 Sally PL.
Wauchula, FL 33873
The above individual's are notified to show cause why
his/her name should not be removed from the voter
registration rolls. Failure to respond within 30 days will
result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor
and removal of your name from the statewide voter
registration system. For further information and instruc-
tion, contact the Supervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061
within 30 days of publication of this notice.
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections
Hardee County
La NOTA DE VOTANTE
INVALIDO La MATRICULA
Y la NOTA para
MOSTRAR la CAUSA
Segin Secci6n 98.075(7), los Estatutos de la Florida, la
nota por la present es dada a la persona (s) siguiente
para mostrar la causa por que ellos no deben ser descali-
ficados como un votante registrado:
Fredrick Brian Johnston
207 Short St.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Meliton Aleman
605 Sally PL.
Wauchula, FL 33873
El encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la
causa por que su nombre no se debe quitar de los rollos
de matricula de votante. El fracaso para responder dentro
de 30 dias tendra como resultado una determinaci6n de
ineligibility por el Supervisor y la eliminaci6n de su nombre
del sistema a todo el estado de matricula de votante. Para
la informaci6n y la instrucci6n adicionales, avise al
Supervisor de Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30
dias de la publicaci6n de esta nota.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Condado
de Elecciones Hardee
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ture, is designed to prevent fruit
thefts. -e have been swamped
with these unmarked trucks this
year. We want everyone 'to
know we have been and will
continue to enforce this law,"
said Carlton.

Real estate ads this week in-
cluded: a 3 BR, 2B frame home
on corner lot with tropical fruit
for $13,000; a nice six-room 2
bath block house with oak
floors and asphalt tile roof,
large carport and fruit trees for
$10,750; and a two-BR CB
home on corner lot in Bowling
Green for $5,000.

25 YEARS AGO
The Golden Corral Corp.
desires to develop a 190-seat
family dining facility in Hardee
County, Wauchula City Clerk
Mavis Best was notified on
Monday. They are requesting
rezoning of a portion of the site
on U.S. 17 adjacent to Gold-
dome Federal Savings Bank.
The front portion is zoned
Commercial but the back is
labeled Residential-1.

The Zolfo Springs Town
Council, on a 3-1 vote, agreed
to purchase a 94.5-acre site
from Stauffer Chemical Co. for
the proposed wastewater treat-
ment plant site. The agreed
upon price was $2,000 per acre
for a total of $189,000.

Hardee Memorial Hospital
will probably not receive a cer-
tificate of need for 15 swing-.
beds, said Administrator Don
Miller on Tuesday. Hardee
Manor Care Center confirmed
the decision to rule in its favor
in an appeal of the decision to
award the hospital 15 swing-
beds, which can be used as
nursing home beds. Hardee
Manor had been denied its
request for 17 additional beds.
The hospital planned to use the
swing-beds for terminally ill
patients no longer able to stay at
home but not eligible for a hos-
pital bed.

Wauchula State Bank an-
nounces the opening of its new
Zolfo Springs office, with a
convenient drive-thru and full
range of services.

10 YEARS AGO
In a special long-range plan-
ning session on Friday, the
Hardee County Commission
voted 3-0 to cease funding for
the Economic Development
Council at the earliest possible
date. Commissioners were criti-
cal of the lack of communica-
tion between the commission
and EDC President/CEO Lewis
Attardo. They were particularly
critical of a proposed compost
plant for dairy and human waste
that would be located in the
northwest of the county. The
proposed project would be
within 1,200 feet of a 400-acre
lake left by mining," said
Commissioner Bill Lambert.

An internal affairs investiga-
tion into the escape of a prison-
er at the Hardee County Court-
house has identified a weakness
in the training of corrections
officers. A defendant sentenced
to 60 days in jail and to be taken
into immediate custody, but
escaped unshackled when fol-
lowing other prisoners from the
holding cell.

A page 1 photo shows Elec-
tions Supervisor Dean Cullins
holding a ballot to be examined
by an inspection team looking
statewide into under- and over-
voting in the recent election.

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following special
event to which all interested per-
sons are invited:
"Get Outside!" guided hike
event to promote recreational
activities on District lands. One
or more Governing, Basin
Board or Advisory Committee
members may attend.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, February
12, 2011; 9:30 a.m.
PLACE: Green Swamp West
Tract, 13347 Ranch Road, Dade
City FL 33525
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting:
WaterMatters.org Boards,


FRIDAY
Late that Sunday evening,
when the .disciples were
together behind locked
doors . Jesus came and
stood among them, "Peace
be with you," He said.
John 20:19 (NEB)

SATURDAY
It-is better to be poor and
honest then to be foolish
and tell lies.
Proverbs 19:1 (NCV)

SUNDAY
...But the only reply of Jesus
has been, "My grace is
enough for you; for where
there is weakness, My
power is shown the more
completely."
II Corinthians 12:9 (Phillips)

MONDAY
(God says,) I will lead them
and comfort them, helping
them to mourn and to con-
fess their sins. Peace, peace
to them, both near and far ...
But, those who still reject
Me, are like the restless sea
... There is no peace," says
My God, "for them!"
Isaiah 57:18b, 19a, 20a-21 (TLB)

TUESDAY
Grace, mercy and peace will
be with us, from God the -
Father and from Jesus
Christ, the Father's Son, in
truth and love ... and this is
love, that we follow His com-
mandment, that you follow
love.
II John 1: 3, 6 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
God says, "I will remove all
your proud and arrogant
men from among you . .
Those who are left will be the
poor and humble, and they
will trust in the name of the
Lord."
Zephaniah 3:11b-12 (TLB)

The reading of all good
books is like a conversa-
tion with all the finest men
of past centuries.


Letter To The Editor

Federal Reserve Should Not

Monetize The National Debt


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Cullins said there were 84
undervotes and 323 overvotes
in the manual recount.

Bill's Meat Market on U.S.
17 south of Bowling Green
offers: fresh fryer leg quarters
for 27 cents a pound with a $20
order; chuck roast at $1.89 a
pound; cow and pig's feet for
89 cents a pound; and rind-on
smoked bacon at $1.89 a oound.









A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Those who live in the shelter
of the Most High God will
find rest in the shadow of the
Almighty. This I declare of
the Lord: He alone is my
refuge, my place of safety;
He is my God, and I am
trusting Him.
Psalm 91:1-2 (NLT)


MEETING NOTICE
The HARDEE COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
invites the Public to the
SUSTAINABLE HARDEE:
VISIONING FOR THE FUTURE

Economic Development

WORKSHOP

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
6:00-8:00 P.M.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BOARD ROOM
412 W. Orange St.. Rm. 103
Courthouse Annex. 1st floor. Wauchula



Housing

WORKSHOP

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
6:00-8:00 P.M.
CITY OF WAUCHULA AUDITORIUM
225 E. Main St.. Wauchula

Please come share your thoughts and ideas
of what is needed in your community


Please contact the Planning Department
at 863 767 1964 or
visioning@hardeecounty.net
with any questions
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NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final Agency Action is approval of the ERP Individual
Construction on 3.2 acres to serve Agricultural Operations known as
Sweetwater Perserve-Livestock Pond. The. project is located in Hardee County,
Section(s) 25 Township 35 South, Range 25 East. The permit applicant is
Andrew Pace whose address is 1906 Mel Bryan Road. Zolfo Springs. FL 33890 .
The permit No. is 43032379.002 .
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District) Bartow Service Office. 170 Century Boulevard.
Bartow. FL 33830-7700 .

NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's action regarding this
permit may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes (FS.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.),
of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the sub-
stantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the District's
action, or final action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person requesting the
hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter
28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by the Agency Clerk
of the District at the District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL
34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or withinl4 days for an
Environmental Resource Permit with Proprietary Authorization for the use of Sovereign
Submerged Lands). Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period shall con-
stitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing under Sections
120.569 and 120.57,F.S.

Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action,
the filing of a petition means that the District's final action may be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in this notice of final agency action. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the District on the application have the right
to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.

Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, FS., to settle an administrative dispute regard-
ing the District's final action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a request
for hearing.
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Meetings & Event Calendar; 1
(800) 423-1476 (FL only) or
(352)7 96-7211
For more information, you may
contact: Toi.Basso@watermat-
ters.org 1 (800) 423-1476 (FL
only) or (352) 796-7211, x4756
(Ad Order EXE0110)
Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for
in the Americans with Disabilities
Act should contact the District's
Human Resources Director, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida
34604-6899; telephone (352)
796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-
1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD
(FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or
email to ADACoordinator@swf-
wmd.state.fl.us 2:3c


Dear Editor,
To our Representatives ...
You may recall a few months
back, Roger Clemens, a base-
ball great, was indicted by
Congress for lying to them
under oath about a personal
matter that was very trivial and
not Congressional business.
Now a fellow who is entrust-
ed to handle billions of taxpay-
er money testified under oath
(Jan. 3, 2009) in front of
Congress that the Federal
Reserve will not monetize the
debt. This was a lie and a crim-
inal offense.
Ben Bernanke is the man and
he should be fired, indicted and
should be treated 100 times
more severely than Roger
Clemens. Federal Reserve Bank
of Dallas president Richard
Fisher admitted that for the next
eight months the nation's cen-
tral bank will be monetizing the
Federal Debt. The Federal
Reserve should be abolished as
Congressman Ron Paul has
stated.
Are you prepared to see that
Mr. Bernanke is indicted and is
punished to match the crime?
The citizens of this country
deserve to see you doing your
job of getting justice done here.


The Liberal Left is leading us
down the path to Socialism.
You know this as well as I do.
We are 13 trillion dollars in
debt, and the unemployment
rate is about 10%. Many of our
jobs are outsourced to may for-
eign countries. Banks, car and
insurance companies were bail-
ed out with taxpayers money
because they are too big to fail.
This leads me to a quote by
editor Arnold Ahlert, "once
again for the totally clueless,
progressivism and its redistrib-
utionist mantra, is the super-
highway to sloth, serfdom, and
subjugation. Anyone who
thinks 'more government' is the
answer is either a moron--or a
public school and university
graduate."
On another subject ... could
you tell me the population of
N.Y.C. and how many of these
are on welfare and Medicaid?
We cannot continue this pace of
no jobs and millions on welfare.
Myself and thousands of oth-
ers will be watching T.V. and
reading the papers to see what
Bernanke's punishment will be.
It really should be equal to what
Bernie Maddof received.
William Bartlett
Wauchula








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CRYSTAL LAKE VILLAGE
Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniver-
sary in February.
LADIES ONLY DESSERT
AND FASHION SHOW
The 5th annual Ladies Only
Dessert and Fashion show will
be held on Monday. Feb. 7. All
monies raised will be donated
to Breast Cancer. All ladies are
welcome to come.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Feb. 5 will be the annual
Recreational Dinner and Auc-
tion. Items will be received
starting at 9 a.m. at which time
you can' get your auction num-
b. On Feb. 12, there will be,a
pancake breakfast starting at
7:30 a.m. At 8 p.m, there will be
a Valentine's Dance with Doin'
it Rite. There will be a dance on
Feb. 19 sponsored by the line
dancers. Tickets are now on sale
for the Country Hoe down on
Feb. 26. Get your tickets early.
KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Jan. 26 were
Kay and Beecher Dale, Frankie
Walters and Joe Bennitt.
Don Smith led the U.S.
Pledge, Barb Ellis led the
Canadian Pledge and Don Me-
rillat led the prayer. The 50/50
winners were 2484 Morning
Glory, Bill and Cindy Johnson,
Garold and Eleanor Dice, 2467
Morning Glory and Sheila and
Tony Smith, If everyone from
Morning Glory Loop had been
at koffee klatch, mone of the rest
of us would have won any of
the coupons.
BINGO
Guest, Sherry Givens, won
the large jackpot on Jan. 21 and
Charlie McKnight won the.
small jackpot. Judy Shepard, on
her first trip to bingo this year,
won the large jackpot on Jan. 24
and Don Smith won the small


won.
SCORES
Bowling Jan. 19-first, His
& Hers; second, No. 7; and
third. Flo's Flurries.
Men's Golf Jan. 20 the win-
ners were Doug Taylor, Travis
Terhune, Bill R. Johnson and
Paul Vaughan.
Ladies Golf Jan. 20-first.
Mary Kessler; second. Alice
llunt; and third. Barb Kramer.
Shuffling Jan. 25-rained
out.

CHURCH NEWS
by Diane Burget
Pastor Bob Winne opened our
worship service on Jan. 23 by
leading us in singing the chorus
"He Has Made Me Glad". We
also sang "My Faith Looks Up
to Thee";"Constantly Abiding"
;and "Higher Ground". Carole
Jones provided the accompani-
ment on the piano. Nancy Mor-
rison led our choir in singing an
old-time favorite "Tis So Sweet
to Trust in Jesus." Linda Gray
provided the accompaniment
for the choir's special number.
Maxine Stromme served as our
greeter today. The offering
prayer was given by Don Me-
rillat and Lowell Gordon and
Bill Burget received the offer-
ing.
We were again blessed and
encouraged by Pastor Winne's
message, which was taken from
2 Corinthians 4:18. "So we fix
our eyes not on what is seen,
but on what is unseen. For what
is seen is temporary, but what is
unseen is eternal". Other'scrip-
ture references were from 1
Corinthians 15:14-20, John
16:33, Psalms 27:10, Isaiah
43:2-3. He reminded us that the
life we live here is just the
beginning.
The worship service was
closed with prayer by Pastor
Winne and by the congregation
singing "God Be With You Till
We Meet Again."


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


From The Heart
By David Kelly '


Just two more grading periods . Just one more spring break
to come back from ... Just one month to go after Memorial Day...
Since she just celebrated a birthday and since her son is an
utterly poor youth pastor and a half way decent writer. I thought I'd
pay tribute to one of Hardee County's finest educators I've ever
known.
She has always loved education. You would think after a life-
time of teaching that would be evident but not all teachers who stay
in education for the long hall can walk away saying they love edu-
cation.
She hasn't always agreed with the status quo. but she's always
had an opinion on how to do it better and many times she was right.
Many times she did it her way and was rewarded.
Education is sort of a love-hate relationship type of profession;
there are things that you just love about being an educator and then
there are things that you just despise. One of the things I hate more
than anything about education is how awful teachers are treated, in
the media, in society, in the government that funds them. But that's
for another day.
Today I want to look at a lady that has poured out her heart and
soul for this community. She has followed in the footsteps of many
other great educators in Hardee County and has paved the way for
many others to follow in her footsteps, but for me she's the best.
Not all her peers or principals or parents or maybe even the super-
intendent and members of the board will agree but I don't really
care what they think about what I know.
I know my Mom's the best.
I don't need statistics; I don't need FCAT scores; I don't need
student feedback; nor do I need to pull out the 30-plus years of
thank, you notes and teachers gifts, I just need to introduce you to
Mrs. Irby.
We don't share the same last name anymore but she always
has been and always will be my Mom. And we've been nice
enough to share her with you for the last three-and-a-half decades
but now she's ours.
She has taught every subject, I believe, and every grade level
except high school, fourth grade and kindergarten.(She actually has
substituted for all MS and HS grades and did her internship as a
kindergarten teacher, sorry fourth graders.) She is the Brett Favre
of education in my book. She hasn't missed many starts, if any.
She's taken a few days off here and there for sick children and a
sick husband but it is rarely that Mrs. Irby has not made it in to
work.
She is ever the student herself. Always trying to learn new
things, often times with technology ever exploding she is not sure
how to but never afraid to keep trying. There are many from her
generation that don't want to learn about computers and phones
that are now computers and she confidently keeps taking classes
and asking questions, ever pushing herself to be better.
My mom never stops. She is always working hard. Her calm,
pleasant, Southern girl charm may fool you but inside is the heart
of a champion. The heart of a woman that demands excellence out
of herself and those around her in all she does. However her
demanding is ever patient, ever persistent, ever thoughtful and
most of the times correct. She is a very intelligent lady that is lov-
ing and kind and that has a strong back and a strong heart.
I never got to sit in Mrs. Irby's school classroom. No I was
much more fortunate. I was in her life classroom. She has taught
me more than I will ever know. She has taught me how to be agood
husband, a good Dad, a hard worker, a good cook, and howtto ask
good questions. She has taught me a lot about education ad how


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PIONEER PARK DAYS



SCOYER ART CONTEST

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


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ADULT DIVISION


First place: $100 Cash.
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Second place: $50 Cash.
Publication of your winning E

Third place: $25 Cash.
Publication of your winning e
CHILDREN'S DIVISION (12 AND UNDER)


the front cover.
story inside.


entry inside the special section.


entry Inside the special section.


A week-long pass to Pioneer Park Days, publication of the artwork, plus....


First place:


Second place: $15 Cash.


Third place:


* $10 Cash.


RULES:
1) Open to all ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter.
2) Artwork must be original.
3) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must
be depicted.
4) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker.
5) Art MUST fill an area 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high (vertical), including
lettering which reads "Pioneer Park Days 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. :27,2:3.10,17
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Your Business Could Appear Here!
Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Traycp Daniels'
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* $25 Cash.
* Publication on the back cover.


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


to teach others. She has taught me how to be dedicated and how to,
be determined.
So here is to Mrs. Virginia Irby, schoolteacher extraordinaire,
as she readies herself for retirement. I'd like to say thank you on
behalf of all your family, former students and co-workers for all'
you've done throughout the years. Thanks for influencing people
you will never meet, for helping countless students be the first in
their family to graduate college, high school even. Your years of
dedication and perseverance should be admired and appreciated by-
our community.
Not only were you a successful educator for all these years
you also were a "SUPER" Mom in every sense of the word. I did-
n't always appreciate you or realize everything you did and for that
I'll always be sorry and sad that I was so selfish I couldn't see how
selfless you were. THANKS MOM for being the best MOM ever
and for being a great teacher. We love you and are so proid of you.

Loving Him.
David Kelly
New Hope Presbyterian Church
Youth Director
Matthew 6:25-34







Such A Glorious Pencil!
Look at it, gaze upon its glory!
Truly this pencil has such a magnificent story
You may call it generic brand
Built in a shoddy nameless land
But I see its wonder, I see its life!
The romance, the sorrow, the guilt, and the strife!
It's so amazing such a thing could exist in this world,
And in the possession of a humble girl.
Not is it a number one, nor a number three,
It is but a number two, the greatest possibly!
Its tip is sharpened to a fine point, ready to write poetry
Its hypnotic spell is cast, soon taking over me!
Only the finest paper will do for this beauty
Pick out of a line-up under careful scrutiny.
Now to think what should I say?
Such beautiful graphite should not be wasted away!
I've got it! The topic! I know it! It's perfect!
Now just to write it down...
Snap!
Oops...I broke it...
-Candice Torres-15
Bowling Green

PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, PO. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.


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8C The Herald-Advocate, February 3, 2011


Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann Gregg
BACK TO THE BIG COWBOYS
The Silver Spurs Rodeo Arena was buzzing with cowboys and
cowgirls, horses, steers and broncs for the Florida Cattlemen's
Association 2010 Ranch Rodeo Finals held Oct. 1-2 in Kissimmee.
The atmosphere was one of excitement the minute you entered
the building! The team members were all dressed in their matching
shirts, with scarves ranging from dark blue to hot pink as part of the
dress code, milling about in the lobby signing autographs and chat-
ting with interested persons.
As can be expected, Hardee County was well represented, with
residents participating on four of the 16 teams that competed for
the coveted first-place engraved saddles, as well as the awards for
the individual events.
You may remember that each team must consist of four men
and a woman, and must have won an FCA qualifying event held
throughout the state from February through July of each year.
Many of these events are held during the county fairs, but the ranch
rodeo held at Hardee's fair (coming up on Feb. 25) is not one-
you'll just have to wait for the Hardee County Cattleman's
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Association two-day event held on the third weekend in July.
The Stevens Land & Cattle Co. team is made up of Charles
Robert Stevens III, his PRCA roping partner Billy Adams (can't
wait to watch y'all at the Arcadia Rodeo!). Bobby Joe Fulford and
Billie Joe Tindall and his wife. Andie. This team won the team
branding event.
On Saturday, the Cowboy Heritage Festival was held at the
Osceola Heritage Park adjacent to the Rodeo Arena. There was a
Beef Cookoff (they get real serious in this contest!). and a Whip
Cracking Contest (with divisions from youngsters of 5 to 6 years
old all the way up to seniors in their 70s), and a Ranch Horse
Competition sponsored by Purina.
Stevens Land team member Billy Adams won this latter com-
petition on a 3-year-old quarter horse named San Joes Hickory Bar.
This awesome equine also won the AQHA Top Horse award at the
Working Ranch Cowboys Association Best of the Ranches Ranch
Rodeo held the month before in Arcadia.
There also was saddle, spur and whip making, cowboy poetry
and artwork, leather crafts, swamp cabbage cooking, Cracker cow
camps and a Native American tribe encampment. What a great day
it was!
The Audubon Ranch team consists of Wauchulans Jay
Belflower and Josh McKibben, Dennis Carlton Jr. and his brother-
in-law, Pat Thomas, and female team member Chass Bronson. Thig
team won the double mugging event.
The Carlton Ranches team, which was the winner and repre-
sented the Hardee County Cattleman's Association, is made up of
Dale Carlton, Trae Adams, Matt Carlton (who rode in the saddle-
broncs at the January Americom Pro-Rodeo in Lakeland last
week), Clint Boney, and female team member Jamie Rewis. This
team had a tough time, and came away with no individual wins but
lots of good memories.
Catlin Corson, the son of Doug and Lisa Corson of Zolfo
Springs, won the saddlebronc event. His team is A-Bar-L Cattle,
which is owned and sponsored by Alton Langford. This team also
took a solid second-place overall at these finals. The sponsor of this
buckle was Superior Livestock, another Charles Robert Stevens III
entity.
We are all very proud to have you.represent us at these events,


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
Catlin Corson of the A-Bar-L Cattle Co. shows his win-
ning style in the saddle bronc event.


Flanked by Florida Cattlemen's Association officers,
Catlin Corson displays the first-place belt buckle he was
awarded in saddle bronc riding.


Charles Robert Stevens III ropes the steer's head in the
team doctoring event, while Billy Adams waits to rope the
back legs.


The Stevens Land & Cattle Co. team with first-place belt
buckles for its win in the team branding event.


and we wish you safe rodeoing. Yeehaw!
Keep these "Bits," boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg
in on your events and achievements, and she'll keep you covered.
Reach her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding,
Cowboys and Cowgirls!


SLiving Well
By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator


TIME IS BRAIN
Tom and Mary were eating dinner one night when Tom asked
Mary a question. She began to answer, but could not speak. John
knew something was very wrong. Could Mary be having a stroke?
He quickly called 9-1-1 and an ambulance arrived to take Mary to
the Emergency Room. The doctor confirmed Tom's fear-it was a
stroke. But because of Tom's quick action in calling for help, Mary
got the medical care she needed without delay. She got well quick-
ly, her speech came back, and she is once again having talks with
Tom at dinner.
Mary was lucky. Stroke is the third leading cause of deathin
the United States after heart disease and cancer. It is a major cause
of physical and mental disabilities in older adults. A stroke happens
when blood can't flow to a part of the brain. When the brain does-
n't get the oxygen and nutrients it needs from the blood, its cells
are damaged or begin to die. If brain cells are only hurt, they some-
times can be repaired. But brain cells that have died cannot be
brought back to life. This means that the brain may stop sending
signals to other parts of the body that control things like speaking,
thinking, and walking.
There are two major types of strokes. The most common.kind
(ischemic) is caused by blood clots or the narrowing of a blood ves-
sel leading to the brain. The clot keeps blood from flowing into
other regions of the brain and prevents needed oxygen and nutri-
ents from reaching brain cells in these regions. The second major
kind of stroke (hemorrhagic) happens when a broken blood-vessel
causes bleeding in the brain. This break also stops oxygen and
nutrients from reaching brain cells.
Stroke is an Emergency. Call 9-1-1. Never ignore the warning
signs:
Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg-
especially on one side of the body
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
Sudden problems seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, or trouble
walking
Sudden severe headache with no known cause
The warning signs of a stroke may last only a few minutes and
then go away. When this happens, it could be a mini-stroke, which
is called a TIA (transient ischemic attack). This is also a medical
emergency that requires attention right away. A TIA can be fol-
lowed within hours by a major disabling stroke.
Recovery from a stroke is most successful if treatment begins
within the first 3 hours after symptoms appear. A 'clot-busting'
drug can greatly lower the damage caused by a stroke, but it must
be given within the 3 hour time frame. Getting to the hospital as
soon as possible allows time for a CT scan of the brain, which will
show whether the drug is the right treatment. Only patients with a
stroke caused by a clot are candidates for it.
Talk with your doctor about what you can do to lower your'risk
of stroke, even if you feel you are in perfect health. And never
ignore the symptoms. Quick timing can save brain cells.


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