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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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Plus 5c Sales Tax


Thursday, December 15, 2011.


Stabbing leads To



Murder Charge


PHOu TU BY ALPi HARRISON
,, look a lot like Christmas, as the song goes. Many folks around Hardee County are getting in the Christmas spirit,
such as this home on West Bay Street at 10th Avenue. A ride around the county this time of year can show the ingenuity
of folks decorating for the holidays.




Farmworkers Now In Duplexes


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first of, 36 farmworkers
have arrived at three duplexes
on SR 66 in Zolfo Springs.
At a special -meeting' on
Tuesday evening, Zolfo Springs
.attorney Gerald Buhr termed it'
a violation of city codes and
called for code enforcement
action against Encino, the com-
pany placing the men there.


Jack Brandon, attorney for
Joe. L. Davis Jr., owner of
Encino Harvesting LLC and the
three duplexes, countered that
the zoiirig classific4ition is
unclear-anid'ould allov, for use
of the duplexes for H2-A farm-
worker housing.
Brandon said some of the 36
residents in the three duplexes
may. have families with them.
When asked how many, he said


he did not know. There are six
people in each of the units.
Town land development reg-
ulations list those properties as
R-IB or zoned for single-fami-
ly housing.It requires a Speciaf
Exception to place a two-story
building or a duplex in such
zoning. A Special Exception
.was granted about 1985. R-IB
zoning is low density residen-
tial .


SIn a Sept. Sept. 19 meeting at
which many of the community
spoke against the farm labor
hiodsing, Buhr said From the
city's perspective, you're basi-
cally putting in barracks "in
zoning for single-family
homes." A letter was sent Sept.
14 to Encino by the town's code
enforcement officer noting
placement of the proposed 55-
60 farm workers was "not com-
patible with Single Family.
Residential zoning and is a code
violation."
On Tuesday evening,
Brandon challenged it, saying
the city Comprehensive Land
Use Plan provides for agricul-
tural workers but is not clear
where they are allowed to live.
He said there are questions
about the zoning for agricultur-
al workers.
In a Dec 6 letter to the Buhr
for the city's attention, Brandon
said, "Encino Harvesting is also
concerned about the safety and
well-being of its agricultural
workers and in an effort to
See DUPLEX 2A


By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
August was an exciting time for the
Sleeper family. Since Jan and her son
Michael are teachers, they were getting
ready to go back and start the 2011-2012
school year.
Unfortunately, August went from
being exciting to becoming their worst
nightmare come true.
Prior to school officially starting,
Michael Sleeper was feeling symptoms
that seemed to indicate a cold or the flu.
Being the dedicated teacher that he
was, Michael carried on with his work so
he would be fully prepared for the new
school year.
SIt wasn't until the second day of
school that everyone realized that what
they once thought had been the flu, was
something much more serious.'
After becoming extremely sick at
school, Michael was immediately taken


from Hardee Junior High to Lakeland
Regional Medical Center. Later he was
transported to Tampa General Hospital.
Everyone that knew him rayedd for his
quick recovery.
Unfortunately Michael did not recov-
er.
After, 41 days in the intensive care
unit, Sleeper died on Oct. 3. He was 26
years old. ,
Although the exact cause of death is
.still unsure, it is suspected to have been
a form of encephalitis, which is an
inflammation of the brain.
Many people in the community knew
Michael and felt the pain of his untimely
death.
Michael and his family moved to
Wauchula in 1987 when he was one.and
a half. Michael attended school in
Hardee from kindergarten all the way
through to Hardee Senior High School
See TEACHER 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate.
A 31-year-old was stabbed to
death late Friday night.
According to Wauchula
Police Department reports,
Kevin Harris, of 303 Hal
McRae Blvd, Avon Park, was
transported to short) after mid-
night and was pronounced dead
from his injuries.
Det. Sgt, Kevin Brock headed
the investigation to establish
charges against alleged as-
Ssailant Ellis Steve Hodges, 36,
of 405 Orange St., Bowling
Green and 3707 South Fifth
Ave., Zolfo Springs. ,
Brock's report indicated the
incident began about 9:30 p.m.
Friday when Hodges borrowed
a car to drive from Zolfo
Springs to the Valencia Garden
Apartments, 635 S. Fifth Ave.
(U.S. 17 North), Wauchula to
see his girlfriend Audra Shalise
McLeod who resided in
Building A there.
When she arrived home about


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula chose a new mayor
on Monday evening.
Commissioner Keith Nada-
skay was selected by his fellow
commissioners to lead them as
this was the first order of busi-
ness on the agenda for the
monthly commission meeting.
Attorney Cliff Ables ex-.
plained that the mayor pro tem
could only serve an interim
position. The mayor's position
became vacant when Rick
Knight was appointed to the
vacancy on the Hardee County
Commission on Nov. 22 and
caused his resignation from the
city commission position.
Nadaskay was among a hand-


11 p.m. with Harris, the report
continued, Hodges came out of
the passenger side of the bor-
rowed van and approached in a
crouched position with- an.
object in his hand. She called to
warn Harris, but he was knifed
in the upper chest area by
Hodges before he was able to
protect himself.
Hodges then allegedly chased
See MURDER 2A
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Hodges


ful of commissioners elected in
May to fill the terms of office of
five commissioners ousted by
Gov. Rick Scott earlier this
year. Knight, Nadaskay, Gary
Smith, Ken Baker and Pattie
Detwiler joined John Freeman
and Russell Smith on the com-
mission and they chose Knight
as mayor and Baker as mayor
pro tem or-vice mayor.
Nadaskay is a Hardee High
graduate and a chemical engi-
neer for Mosaic Fertilizer. He
had previously served on sever-
al boards and organizations in
the community.
Nadaskay immediately
moved to the mayor's seat'and
took over Monday's meeting.
See MAYOR 2A


TOP COPS


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INDEX
Classifieds.....................6B
Community Calendar....4A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter.................7C
Hardee Living................2B
Information Roundup...4A
Obituaries....................4A
School Lunch Menus.... 1B



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has something a little more
unique. The Living Christmas
Tree.
This month during Friday
Night Live. there will be no
mistake that Christmas is upon
us.
Heritage Park. located in
downtown Wauchula. will be
alive with the Christmas spirit
tomorrow (Friday) starting at 6
p.m. and ending at 9 p.m.
Starting at 6 p.m. children
will get an opportunity to see
Santa and ask for those presents
they've been waiting for. After
all, this is the reason they've
been good all year long. Santa


.m.
/ill
ind
be


tilled with live entertainment.
Throughout the evening the
air will be filled with the sounds
of several local soloists singing
live.
Starting at 7 p.m. the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula
will be hosting the Living
Christmas Tree.
This 30-foot tree will come
to life thanks to 70 people from
First Baptist and the help from
other community churches. And
if that weren't spectacular
enough. the tree will also
include a show of lights.
First Baptist has been host-
See LIVING 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
The Wauchula Police Department recently earned its fifth accreditation from the
Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. It is the only law enforcement
agency in Hardee County to have achieved and continually maintained accredited sta-
tus, first meeting the rigorous standards in 1999 and successfully undergoing reac-
creditation scrutiny every three years. The commission requires accredited agencies
to comply with 261 standards, all designed to ensure professionalism, consistency and
accountability. Wauchula Police Chief William Beattie noted, "Although the department
is evaluated every three years by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation, the accreditation process is never-ending." His department must main-
tain files showing written proof that each of the 261 standards has been met each year.
"Some files, like Organization, may be very simple in needed information, while other
files, such as Use of Force, are more extensive in the types of proof required to meet
the standard," he explained. Shown at the reaccreditation presentation during the state
meeting in Ponte Vedra are (from left) WPD's Maria Pearson, Sandra Rojas and Beattie,
Commission chairman Judge Keith Cary, Wauchula then-mayor Rick Knight,
Commission Executive Director Lori Mizell and WPD Capt. Thomas Harris. "The accred-
itation process is validation that we have achieved the highest standards of excel-
lence," Beattie concluded.


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'Til Christmas!


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SKing Keeps On
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112th Year, No. 2
3 Sections, 24 Pages


IT'S BEGINNING TO...


Beloved Teacher Remembered


Wauchula Chooses

New Mayor


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2A The Herald-Advocate, December 15, 2011


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN


Sports Edito



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P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager


Fax: (863) 773-0657


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Caring People Recovery Center, at 5207 Mason Dixon,Ave. in
Bowling Green.will soon remodel its kitchen, thanks to several
donations including $150,000 worth of stainless steel equipment.
from the owner of a McDonald's Restaurant in the Sanford area.
Ullrich's Pitcher Pump in Wauchula recently provided a' new-
well and pump at a minimum cost. The website is www.caringpeo-
plerecovery.com.

Chatham Pointe, the new apartment complex at 338 Stenstrom
Road in Wauchula, has 67 apartments- 8 two-bedroom and 59
one-bedroom. There are 13 one-bedroom apartments still available.
They are for seniors55 and over on fixed income. The maxi-
mum income limit is $19,860 a year for one person or $22,680 for
two people. The monthly rent is $416 for one-bedroom apartments,,
a dollar more for two-bedrooms. The application fee is $25 plus an
$89 bond. Move in now and there is no rent until March 1. .
These are nice apartments. The NRP Group also has a
Chatham Pointe in Brooksville, two in Fort Lauderdale, and one
planned for St. Petersburg. For more,information call 1-888-693-
8048. ".; :. .. I-i'\ ,J.. .'. -.

Tim Tebow did itagain Sunday, ending the nenver Broncos to
a last-minute overtime 13-10 win over the-Chicago Bear who led'
10-0 with less than three minutes left in regulation.
Many people felt the former Florida Gator star would not suc-
ceed in the NFL. He is making believers left and right and always
gives credit first to his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, then to his;
teammates and coaches. This is the best feel-good story going in
the NFL. In second place is the defending Super Bowl Champion
Green Bay Packers, off to a 13-0 start.
The Tampa Bay Bucs and Jacksonville Jaguars, both with los-
ing seasons and partially empty stadiums, both could have drafted
Tim Tebow.

I was glad to see Tiger Woods win his first golf tournament in
-two years earlier this month at the Chevron World Challenge \% ith
birdies on the last two holes. He is trying to overcome some per-
sonal challenges and has 14, major titles, second only to Jack
Nicklause' 18.
",..
Is it possible for Newt Gingrich, who has, had ome'-ersonal
challenges of his own, to win the Republican nomination for
President? We will have to wait and see. He is ill Cloe battle \ nth
Mitt Romney. would like.to see Romney get the nod.

Is Albert Pujols worth $25 million a year to play Nlajor Leagu'e
Baseball? The California Angels think sd. I dpn't..but I neser hit -
home run, even in Little League. That life goal %ill nnever be
achieved '


FIELD TRIP


I ---- --:_
COURTESY PHOTO
Over 100 parents, students and teachers from SonHaven Preparatory Academy in Wauchula traveled on a field trip
to Tampa on Dec. 2 to visit the historic Cracker Country exhibit. Among those present was the family of Emery Smith,
a student at SonHaven who is the great-great grandson of former Gov. Doyle Carlton.


C___ntinud UPL
Continued From 1A


avoid any harassment or unf
treatment, is requesting that
notify the Town of Zo
Springs Police Department t
the occupation of the duple;
by these workers involved co
enforcement issues and,
criminal \iolatlons," and ask
that the police ensure the. saf
of the workers. (Zolfo Sprin
no longer has a police dep;
ment. Dep. Carree Williams
the Hardee County Sherif
Office supplies that service,)
On Tuesday, Brandon sa
the workers which began arr
ing recently had gone throu
more scrutiny than m
Americans. Their application
are reviewed' by the fede
government, including the U
Department of Agricultu
Homeland Security and '
State 'Department. They a
interviewed by the Ame.:c
consul'. They come .to wprk.
days a week from 6 a.m. to
p.m.
. The attorney asked that t
city continue in the "statute
process" to resolve the issi
between them, preparing for
hearing before a Spec
Master, which will hear
information on the matter a




MAYO0
Continued From 1A
Other mayor candidates .i
Russell Smith and Baker.
The commission is no\ lo(
ing to fi1l Knight's position
the co mission. Resumes
being/received at the C
Ad nistration Building, 126
Seventh Avenue. Candidate
mu t complete a profile outl
ing their basic information.
'o be eligible, a person mi
have been a resident of the c
for at least a year and a reg
tered voter. Since Knight's si
was the at-large commissi
slot. residence can be anywhe
within the city limits.


The Hardee County Players did a fine job in presenting the
play "Dearly Departed" which concluded Sunday at the historic
Wauchula City Hall Atditorium. The director was Bob Klobuchar.
Admission was $5.
The cast consisted of. Tito Teriell, John Terrell, Cleston Nadaskay
Sanders, Jeanette' Braddock,. Dan Graham, Amanda Bissette,
Kayton Nedza, Yolanda Gray, Bob Kloubuchar, Emily Rhodes, Jan
Brutus, and Victoria Braddock. The play was presented six times, -
Carol Myer was the' organist .
There will be another play in January or.February..For more
info call 767-1220 or 773-9115. Contin


There will be a wonder
evening at Main Street Hei
Featured will be a live Chri
singing Christmas carols, plu
crafts.
Professional boxer Danie
will give autographs, pose fc
been boxing since the age of
and has a pro record of 10-0
weight. He won the WBC US


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McLeod, who was running u
the stairwell to her apartment
He dropped the. knife on th
way because a neighbor looked
out to see what was happening
He intercepted McLeod and a
they struggled, he tried td.o
her in the head with a bott
lying nearby.
Harris came up the stairwi
to defend her and the two. mi
wrestled, falling down the sta
well into the grass outside, t
parking lot, where Harris cc
lapsed. Although he was treat
at the scene he expired on t
way to the hospital.


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make a recommendation to the
Town Commission. which is.
inot bound bN It He said the
Special Master process gave a
broader re% ie\ to things. Going
to court would take even longer.
Buhr preferred the mediation
method, which would achieve
nearly the same results and take
less time. It' could be accom-
plished within a month,'
depending op attorneys' sched-
ules. He said the Special Master
could take several months and
going to court to decide it could
take a year or more i nih delay s
for" discovery, provision of
information on both sides.
The commission had initially
requested Buhr seek an injunc-
tion to remove the %workers, but
agreed to the mediation if it
could resolve matters quickly.
If the mediation doesn't work.
then he \ill file for an injunc-
tion to shut" down the farm-


worker housing.
Commissioners and residents
:were unhappy that the residents
would remain there while the
process is going on.
Commissioner Deidre White
asked "How on earth can you
change zoning by mediation.
What's the sense of having zon-
,ing :if you can change it by
mediation?"
Commissioner Lois Dan-
dridge asked why the zoning
wasn't checked before the prop-
erties were purchased. Later in
the meeting,- Commission
Chairman Juan Otero repeated
the question? Brandon said the
Single-Family zoning allowed
multiple housing and group
homes and this was similar.
Otero said the commissioners
were elected by the people. "We
listened to the people's con-
cerns. Our duty is to the citi-"


zens. If I was going to buy this,
I'd be sure it was gpod and
right."
One resident asked "If the-
zoning says 'No,' why go back
and find all these interpretations
'and why g(Z ahead and, move
people in. Does he think the
people of Zolfo-Spi~ gs iare just'
going,to sit there and do noth-
ing?"'
Commissioner Sara Scho-
field asked what was consid-
ered a family, immediate fami-
ly, or aunts, uncles and cousins?
Brandon deferred to Buhr.
Commissioner Rhonda Lang
asked, "If this meeting isn't
mediation, why'are we here?"
Buhr said it was an effort to
Find a common ground and for
the commission to decide what
.to do. He again recommended
trying mediation before filing
'for an injunction, and the com-
mission agreed.


TEACIME
Continued From 1A


ial :where he graduated in 2003 number could count on.
all eight in his class. Herron describes Michael as/being "a
.nd He then went on to attend South quiet. man yet. always willing to help
Florida Community College with classes out." His parents, Jan and David Sleeper,
on both Hardee and Highlands campus- 'also remember their son as being the
Ses. He went on to the University of type of person that would stop every-
Florida and later graduated on the dean's thing to help change a friends tire,
List from Florida State University in 2008 That's why to honor and keep his
ee ( with a.gecheleta'degreeii math educa- memory alive, Michael's family and
tion. .' . fiRidsihe 'deci ed to start a scholar-
on Michael then started his teaching ship foundation in hs name. ,
are career at HJH. He taught science his, first Thanks to the Hardee Education
ity year and then went on to teach what he Foundation, The 'Michael Sleeper
S loved, math. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded
n Although Michael had not, Ibeen to a Hardee.Senior High School senior,
teaching for long, he managed to make a pending their graduation.
ust great impact on his students. Education The winner will be chosen based on
;iy was very important to him and he want- leadership potential, citizenship, and
sat ed his students to succeed. academic'achievement by a committee
on Aside from teaching, he was also of at least one guidance counselor and'
ere involved with school activities. He was two representatives.of the Sleeper fami-
the Assistant Athletic Director. ly.
His studeitg.could feel how much he The maximum amount for the schol-
really cared for them. In/fact many of his arship is $1,000. It can be paid as reim-
students as well as friends from out of bursement for tuition, books, and sup-


state attended Michael's funeral service.
During the last Football home game
players wore Zs on their helmets arid
girls wore green (his favorite color) to
honor their beloved teacher.
According to Doug Herron, principal
at 'HJH, there should be more. teachers
like Michael Sleeper, "teachers who
'truly care about the students and not just
teach thembut inspire them as well."
SSpeaking to anyone who knew him,


;ued From 1A


--- ing this event in their owfi .
rful-Friday Night Live this ,Friday church for several .years i
zage Park in downtown Wauchula. although this is the first year
stmas tree with a community choir ,they hate decided to bring this s
is a live Nativity scene and,arts and unique e'ent to Heritage lark.
Also downtown. Real Life
eI Lozano, 22, will have a booth and 'Church is hoping to remind
or. pictures and sell T-shirts. He has everyone % hat the true meaning
8 and had an amateur record of 91-9 of .Christmas is b\ hosting a '
with 7 KOs. He is a 112-pound fly- Living Nativit Scene. .
;NBC title in 'September. It's. not every da\ the Three
S'Wise Men will \isit lMary.
Joseph, and baby Jesus in the
IIIIIER '"' stable. -;, .
A little last minute shopping Sleeper
ued From 1A can also be done because manySlee
ip Meanwhile, officers began to merchants -i. dov ntown AVau- you quit
it. chase down Hodges, who had chula will be open late. There type of
he fled on foot. He. wasfound in ;-willalso be art-and craft booths
ed the open field. between Rust' :that offer that "one-of-a-kind"
g. Avenue arid: East,. Palthetto ,gift. -
as, Street. He was taken to the hbs- -;, Ihungei kicks in, why not
hit .pital after complaining of 6hest support Hardee 'County's:.O1cal
tle pains. r-' restaurants? Many.will 'be open
l pon his arrest' Monday'e and.iredy for the latenight
el.l was booked into tht;. H-ardee .'crowd," g.
en County Jail withotl bond.on.'-This event wouild'not be possi-
ir- charges of second 'degree mujr 'ble w\ without the help of.sponsor,
he der with use.. of 'a dealp)-. FJorida Hospital; or First
ol- weapon, attempted" .se otd ;.:Baptist Church of Wauchula.
ed degree murder and use *of ,a So, be sure to bring a camera
he weapon in committing a felony. becjuuse this is a night that will
be unforgettable.


ckly understood that
guy that everyone


he was the
loved and


plies.
Starting in January, applications and
more information about the scholarship
can be found in the Guidance Depart-
ment at Hardee Senior High. The dead-
line for the application is Apr. 1.
Michael's brother and sister-in-law,
David and Kelly Sleeper have been very
involved in overseeing the scholarship.
Although they, along with the rest of
Michael's family and friends, are happy
to keep his legacy alive there is no doubt
that he is missed.
Michael's family is very thankful to
the entire community for being support-
ive throughout this terrible time, and for
continuing to support them in contribut-
ing to the foundation.
He leaves behind his parents, a broth-
er and sister-in-law, and his six month
'old nephews Oliver and Jude.
A quote that Jan Sleeper remembers a
student saying to her after Michael's
passing is this, "Don't cry because it's
over, smile because it happened."
If you would like to contribute in
keeping Michael's.legacy alive you can
do so by sending donations to Debbie
Daggett at the Hardee Education
Foundation at PO Box 1678 Wauchula,
Fl 33873. Make sure to mark all dona-
tions "In Memory of Michael Sleeper."


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December 15, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 3A


In Business
By Maria Trujillo


ONE-STOP SHOP Now, remodeling a kitchen or bath is
much easier for Hardee Countians.
Recently a pair of licensed contractors opened a store on Main
Street in downtown Wauchula. It houses their business, Oakwood
Construction LLC, as well as their owner-operated retail store of
Anderson's Kitchen, Floors & More.
Longtime Hardee County residents and co-owners Chad
Anderson and Travis Wiggins started off their business doing
smaller projects such as flooring and painting.
After a while, they decided it was time to expand their busi-
ness and went into construction. Now, after a few years of looking
for-a place to establish themselves, they've finally decided on Main
Street.
Along with construction, Anderson and Wiggins do many
other types df projects. Besides building houses, they can do a lot
of in-house projects such as installations, flooring, painting and
remodeling.
Because Oakwood has its own retail store, Anderson's prices
are lower than their competitors and therefore more affordable -
not to mention all of the gas you'll be saving by not having to trav-
el to those big-box stores in other counties.
Anderson's' Kitchen, Floors & More is 60 feet of storefront
that displays your dream kitchen or bath. It is mostly being handled
by Virginia "Gina" Anderson.
In-store items include kitchen and bath cabinets, countertops.,
Porter Paints, tile backsplash, paint selections, floor tiles, carpet,
laminates and more.
Anderson says he is very competitive and therefore makes sure
that he and Wiggins will always do the best job possible. He also
guarantees quality in all of his merchandise.
Oakwood Construction and Anderson's Kitchen, Floors &
More are located together at 230 W. Main St., where the Central
Florida Lawn & Garden Store previously was. Store hours are
Monday through Friday froin 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and
Wednesday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.'
If you would like to reach Oakwood, the number is 781-2525.
Anderson's nuimberis 448-4071.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
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One Robber Caught,

One Still Sought
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One of a pair of armed rob-
bers who pistol-whipped a 29-
year-old. man two weeks. ago
has been arrested.
Det. 'David Drake booked
Monte Tyrell Carlton, 18, of .
808 Fifth St. E., Zolfo Springs,
into the Hardee County Jail on '
Friday.
Carlton was held without
bond on charges of aggravated'
battery using a deadly weapon:
and robbery with a firearm.
He is accused of being one of :
the two men who struck Wen- .
dell Andrew. Parker of Wau- Carlton
chula several times in the head.
He may also have been grazed
by a bullet from the chrome
handgun used in his attack.
Approximately $200 was stolen
from him as he lay injured.
According to Sheriff's Of-
fice spokesman Maj. Randy
Dey, the, shooting/assault oc-
curred about 10 p.m. on the
night of Dec. 1 when the victim
was riding in a car toward the
end of Fairfax Avenue. His
companions ordered him out of
the vehicle, struck him several
times and robbed him.
Further investigation led to
the arrest of .Carlton. A warrant
has been issued for the second
suspect who is still at large.
The victim delayed arrest of
his assailants by initially giving
a false account of the incident.
When confronted with testimo-
ny of witnesses, he then told
officers about the two men he
was with. That delayed locating
and arresting the men, said Dey.
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The Christophers


THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS
I have a confession to make. I occasionally listen to Christmas
music during the summer.
If I'm stressed or feeling down, a little "Jingle Bells" or "Silent
Night" is the perfect antidote regardless of the time of year. I used
to think I was the only crazy person in the world who did this, but
I discovered a kindred spirit after interviewing Grammy-nominat-
ed singer/songwriter Matthew West on my "Christopher Closeup"
radio show.
West, who just released an outstanding CD called "The Heart
of Christmas," has always had a year-round fascination with
Christmas. It's not just the presents and decorations that attract
him, it's the focus on the birth of Jesus Christ.
During our interview, West recalled that when he was growing
up, his parents always read the Christmas story in Luke's Gospel
before any presents could be opened Christmas morning. At the
time, the waiting seemed like "punishment." Looking back now, it
helped him realize, "There is no gift greater than the gift of the
Savior."
That's a message West feels our society desperately needs.
He said, "The chaos that has become Christmas is anything but
Christ-focused these days. From the advertising to the shopping to
everybody trying to -take Christ out of this season, my wife and
myself feel we have to make [Jesus] that much more of a priority
if we want our kids to grow up knowing what Christmas is about
and where true joy is found, not only at Christmas but all through-
out the year."
One of the original songs on West's album is called, "Leaving
Heaven," and it's sung from the perspective of Jesus as He's get-
ting ready to leave heaven and enter human existence.
There's a line in the song that the singer finds particularly
important: "If, you ever wonder how much you're worth, you
should know you're the reason why I'm leaving heaven." The rea-
son it resonates with him is because his last album, entitled "The
Story of Your Life," was completely inspired by letters his fans sent
him sharing their personal triumphs and challenges. A common
theme in many of those stories was people's struggles with their
sense of self-worth.
West recalled one fan who said her father always told her she,
was "just a mistake." As a father himself, West was appalled at this
message. He said, "Whether it's a result of parents who didn't
know how to love them or friends who bullied them, [many kids]


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


BLUE CHRISTMAS
As I write these words the hauntingly beautiful voice of'Elvis
Presley is coming from the radio, proclaiming to the world that
without his girl, he will have a blue, blue, blue Christmas.
That Christmas is already right around the corner is, to me,
almost inconceivable. I mean, haven't I only recently finished put-
ting all the lights, beads, baubles and other assorted Christmas stuff
away from last year? Didn't I just pay the final installment on last
year's gifts?
Well, anyhow, Ihope your holidays are filled with love, peace,
joy, happiness, friendship and food; and may the new year find you
lingering beneath the mistletoe, roasting chestnuts over an open
fire, anid making a long list'of life-enhancing, soul-enriching New
Year's resolutions that will remain unbroken always.
As I listen to Elvis, I can't help remembering last year when,
in a mall in Bradenton in early January, I ran into an old friend,
Leslie Renee LaRue. I had not seen Leslie since my student days at
USF, quite a few full moons and several Christmases ago. I almost
didn't recognize her.
In college she had been plump and her bobbed hair was black
as smut. She was struggling toward certification in elementary edu-
cation andworrying herself sick that she was going to flunk out of
the program.
Last year at the mall in Bradenton her hair was long and
blonde and beautiful, She told me she'd married a surgeon, had
kids, arid was holding advanced degrees in both nuclear physics
and microbiology. Her blue eyes sparkled as she told me that as a
Christmas present to herself, she had flown to Memphis to see
Graceland.
"I've been everywhere," she declared, "but Graceland is one
of the most spectacular sights I've ever seen. Millions of little blue
lights covered the mansion, the meditation gardens, the stables, the
guest houses, the acres of sculpted hillside and manicured lawn.
"It's a Christmas I'll never forget," she panted. The memory
was making her swoon, taking her breath away. "The'only thing
missing was the King himself!"
I.told her Elvis was there in spirit.
"Oh, I know he was!" she sighed. She said Elvis' presence was
powerful and unmistakable. She said once he had come to her in
the guise of the wind, blew her skirt up, and hummed "Love Me
Tender" in her ear.
"It sent chills all up and down my spine," she said. "My legs
just turned to rubber. I could feel my whole body beginning to melt.
It's a wonder I didn't fall down flat on my face. I wanted so much.
to hug and kiss him, but he got away before'I could grabhiih: It's
hard to catch the wind, even a big gust like Elvis!"
Apparently even in death Elvis still wields a powerful effect
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are growing up with this skewed idea of how much they're worth
and how God sees them.
"A lot of times, the message of self-worth in our world is
skewed. There's a Lady Gaga song that says you were 'born this
way.' It's supposed to be a self-empowering song. But I believe
that our self-worth can only truly be discovered when we find who
we really are in Christ not in the mirror, not in other people's eyes
or anything like that, but when we ask God to show us who we real-
ly are.
"And the first thing we can point to is that God loves us so
much,.He sent His Son down to earth," said West. "So that mes-
sage of self-worth and the message of Christmas are really syn-
onymous."
Matthew West's appreciation of God's gift of His Son, and the
resulting joy we should feel because of it, is reflected in his CD,
"The Heart of Christmas." It's a message that's easy to forget dur-
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Obituaries


LINDA COWART CONLEY
Linda Cowart Conley, 46, of
Avon Park, died on Friday, Dec.
9,2011.
Born on Oct. 28, 1965, in
Wauchula, she had lived in
Hardee and Highlands counties
all her life.
She was preceded in death by
her mother, Mary Jean Cowart.
'Survivors include daughter,
Amanda Conley of Lake Wales;
father Charles Ray Cowart of
Wauchula; brothers Tommy
Cowart of Wauchula, Dennis
Cowart of Marietta, Ga., and
Bruce Cowart of Fort Laud-
- erdale.
Visitation is 1:30 p.m. on
Friday, Dec. 16, at New Hope
Baptist Church, followed by a
memorial service at 2 p.m. with
the Rev. Chris Bishop and the
Rev. Jerry Harper officiating.
Crem-ation Services of Polk
County is handling arrange-
ments.

GEORGE THOMAS
"TOM" WHEELER
George Thomas "Tom"
Wheeler, 54, of Zolfo Springs,
died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011,
at-Florida Hospital Wauchula.
Born Aug. 20, 1957, in
Gainesville, he moved to Zolfo
Springs in 1973 from Lakeland.
Survivors include daughters
Rebecca Wheeler (J.C. Rich-
ardson) of Wauchula' and Katie
Wheeler of Zolfo Springs;
father George Wheeler and wife
July of Zolfo Springs; sister
Janice Wheeler of Zolfo
Springs; and grandson Colby
Richardson of Wauchula.
Visitation was Tuesday, Dec.
13, 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral
home, where memorial services
were held at 2 p.m. with Marcus
Shackelford and Pastor Dan-
ielle Upton of First United
Methodist Church of Wauchula
officiating. Ponger-Kays-Grady
Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

ROBERT RAY MCLEOD
Robert Ray McLeod, 53, of
SWauchula, died on Sunday,
Dec. 11,2011,at Sebring.
Born in Wauchula on July
27, 1958, he was a lifelong res-
ident, an agricultural laborer
and member of Will Duke Road
lChurch of Christ.
SSurvivors include daughters
'Audra McLeod and Cameli'i'
Augustus, both of Wauchula;
sisters Susie McLeod of Ma-
con, Ga., and Gloria Faulk and
Lillie Lane, both of Wauchula;
brothers Charlie McLeod of
Wauchula and Levi Rivers of
Arcadia; five grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild'.
'Visitation is Friday, Dec. 16,
from 5-7 p.m. at Will. Duke
Road Church of Christ, where
services will be held on
Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a:m.
Williams Funeral Home
Bartow



GEORGE THOMAS
"TOM" WHEELER
George Thomas "Tom"
Wheeler, 54, of Zolfo
Springs, passed away on
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at
Florida Hospital Wauchula.
He was'born Aug. 20, 1957
in Gainesville and moved to
Zolfo -Springs in 1973, com-
ing from Lakeland. Tom was
an avid outdoorsman; he
enjoyed fishing, being out-
doors and spending time with
his daughters and grandson.
He was preceded in death
by his mother Patricia Bu-
chanan Wheeler.
Tom is survived by two
daughters Rebecca Wheeler
(J.C. Richardson) of
Wauchula. and Katie Wheeler
of Zolfo Springs; father
George Wheeler and wife
July of Zolfo Springs: sister
Janice Wheeler of Zolfo
Springs; grandson Colby
Richardson; and a special
four-legged son "Doc."
Visitation was 1I to 2 p.m.
Tuesday. Dec. 13. 2011'-at
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
.Home. 404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula. Memorial services
'followed the-visitation at 2
p.m. in the Chapel of Ponger-
Kays-Grady Funeral Home
with Marcus Shackelford and
Pastor Danielle Upton of First
United Methodist Church of


OSIE LAMAR
HIDDEN JR.
Osie Lamar Whidden Jr., 67,
of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died on
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. at
Tuscaloosa. He was born on
Sept. 4, 1944 in Florida.
He was county director for
the Georgia State Department
of Family and Children, includ-
ing two years as president of the
Georgia County Welfare As-
sociation. He also pastored for
10 years in small country
churches in Georgia and ::Tn-
nessee.
His parents,. Osie L. and
Marjory Whidden, of Winter
Haven; and his grandparents
Jesse L. and Susan O. Whidden
of Wauchula preceded him in
death.
Survivors include children.
Margaret Jones and husband
Ben of Bums, Tenn., and
Michelle Reeves and husband
Stanley of Bryant, Ala.; sister
Suzanne Pennington of Lake-
land; four grandchildren Leslie
Jones, Ethan Reeves, Nathan
Reeves' and Nicole Reeves; and
former wife Linda Whidden
Heath.
He will be cremated and a',
memorial service will be hel4 in
God's House, where he was a
member. A small family service
will be held for his internment
in Wauchula. Arrangements are
by Tuscaloosa Memorial
Chapel.


ROBERT C. "BIM" DAVIS
Robert C. "Bim" Davis, 80,
of Bowling Green, died on
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at
Hardee Manor Care Center in
Wauchula.
Born July 12, 1931; in
Bowling Green, he was a life-
time resident of the county. He
served in the U.S: Army and
worked for the school systems
until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by
wife Grace Parker Davis; broth-
ers, Aldean, Julian and Archie
Davis; sisters Ernestine Bostik
and Margaret Cochran; and par-
ents' Alvin and, Lessie Clark
Davis.
He is survived by brothers
Sidney Davis of Sebring and
Merlan Davis of North Port.
Visitation was Sunday, Dec.
lA tjrat the funeral home. Ser-
vices-were Monday, Dec. 12, at
11 a.m.. at Fort Green Baptist
Church with Pastor Steve.
McGaughey officiating. .Inter-
ment followed at Fort Green
Methodist Cemetery. Ponger-
Kays-Grady Funeral Home in
Wauchula is in charge of
arrangements.



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LINDA COWART
CONLEY
Linda Cowart Conley. 46.
ofAvon Park. died on Friday.
Dec. 9, 2011.
She was born on Oct. 28.
1965. in Wauchula and had
lived in Hardee and High-
lands counties all of her life.
'She graduated from Hardee
High School in 1983. She
was devoted to her daughter
and always loved caring for
her animals.
She w as preceded in death
by her mother. Mar) Jean
Co% art.
She is survived by her lov-
ing daughter. Amanda Con-
ley of Lake Wales; father
Charles Ra) Cowart of Wau-
chula: three brothers. Tommy
Co art of Wauchula, Dennis
Cowart of Marietta. Ga.. and
Bruce Cowart of Fort'Laud-
erdale: nephew 'Charley.
Cowart of Vancqtiyer. B.C;!
Canada: and niece. Sarah
Stephens of TallahVssiee-
Visitation will: le-at"i-.3
p.m on Friday. Dec. 16; at
New Hope BaptistL ciu~ch,,
followed by a meniorial sei-
ice at 2 p.m. witli thi ie'v-
erends Chris. Bishop'.and
Jerry Harper officiating.. -, '.
Cremation Services .'' "
Of Polk Cointy .
-- Haines City .


EDWARD LOUIS WALKUP
Edward Louis Walkup. 83. of
Fort Meade. died on Saturday.
Dec. 10. 2011. on board the
cruise ship MS Maasdam while
vacationing with his wife.
He was born April 13. 1928,
in Waukegan, Ill.. and moved to
Fort Meade from Memphis.
Tenn., in 1998. He was a WWII
U.S. Navy veteran and retired
corporate director of purchasing
for Holiday Inn. He was a
scoutmaster, Silver Beaver and
district chairman for the Boy
Scouts of America, taking two
contingents of Boy Scout troops
to the World Jamboree.
Survivors include wife,
Patricia Y. Walkup of Fort
Meade; sons, Gary L. Walkup
of Carbondale, Ill., and James
Barton McGee. of Superior,
Colo.; grandchildren Steven
and Lauren; and great-grand-
children Katie and Emily.
Memorial services will be
held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 11
a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church
of Fort Meade. Arrangements
are by 'Hancock Funeral Home
of Fort Meade.




ROBERT C.
"BIM" DAVIS
Robert C. "Bim" Davis,
80, of Bowling Green, passed
away on Thursday, Dec. 8,
2011, at Hardee Manor in
Wauchula.
He was born July 12, 1931,
in Bowling Green. He was a
lifetime resident of Hardee
County and worked for the
school systems until 'his
retirement. Robert served his
country in the U.S. military,
in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death
by his beloved wife Grace
Parker Davis; thiee brothers,
Aldean, Julian and Archie
Davis; two sisters Ernestine
Bostik and Margaret Coch-
ran; and his parents, Alvin
and Lessie Clark Davis.
Robert is survived by two
brothers, Sidney Davis of
Sebring, and Merlan Davis of
North Port; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in the
chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grad.
Funeral Home, 404, W.
Palmetto St., in Wauchula.
Services were 11 a.m.
Monday. Dec. 12, 2011, .at
Fort Green Baptist. Church
with Pastor Steve Mc-,
Gaughey officiating. Burial
followed at Fort 'Green
Methodist Cemetery. On-line
condolences may be made at
PongerKaysGrady.com.
Ponge- Kays-Qgkady
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Cremation Services
SWauchula
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Tryouts Saturday
For Youth BB
All youth in grades fourth
through seventh are invited
to tryouts for Youth League
Basketball.
They will be held on
Saturday, beginning at 9
a.m. at the old Junior High
gym off West Main Street in
Wauchula. Cost is $15 per
child. For more information,
call 781-9641.


School Board
Meets Friday
Schools Superintendent
David Durastanti has called
a special session of the
Hardee County .School
Board tomorrow (Friday) at 2
p.m. to consider a resolution
to establish redistricting
boundaries as decided by
the Hardee County Com-
mission tonight (Thursday).
That and any other emer-
gency actions will be on the
agenda for the meeting at
the Board Room, 230 South
Florida Ave., Wauchula. The
public is invited.


THURSDAY, DEC. 15
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular 'evening
session, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.

MONDAY. DEC. 19
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, regular meet-
ing, Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 27
North, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 22- year-old is wondering
if she will ever walk again.
Ja-Nisha Mosely, of Grape-
fruit Street, Wauchula, 'had
attended a Nov. 4-5 party on
U.S. 1.7 North, where she was
shot. The bullet struck her right
elbow, entered the body and set-
tled near her spine. She has
been in Tampa General Hospital
since then and continues in the
rehabilitation unit, hoping she
will be able to walk.again. She
reportedly will always have
some disability.
Her alleged assailant, Doril
Renrick Williams, also 22, was
arrested Monday. The South
Road, Wauchula, resident faces
charges of aggravated battery
causing bodily harm, posses-
sion of a weapon or ammuni-
tion by a convicted felon and
another weapon offensive for
shooting into the building.
He was booked into the
Hardee County Jail shortly
before 4 p.m. on Monday by
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ROBERT W. "BOB" BIRD
Robert W. "Bob" Bird, 79, of
Covington, Ga. and formerly of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
Dec. 8, 2011.
He was a U.S. Air force vet-
eran.
Survivors include wife Mar-
gie Bird; daughter Jeananne
Holstun; son Robert Bird;
brother William Bird;'. six
grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, Dec.
11, from 5 to 9 p.m. Services
were Monday, Dec. 12, at 2
p.m. at the funeral home with
Pastor John Swafford and
Pastor Bob Bird Jr. officiating,
Interment was on Tuesday in
Georgia National Cemetery in
Canto, Ga. In. lieu of flowers,
memorial may be sent to GA-
Cumberland Pathfinders, P.O.
Box 12000, Calhoun, GA
30703. Caldwell & Cowan
Funeral Home of Covington,
Ga., was in charge of arrange-
ments.



LEONARD C.
"GUS" SMITH JR.
Leonard C. "Gus" -Smith
Jr., 89, of Sebring, passed
away on Saturday,;Dec.. 10;
2011, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 15,
1922, to, Leonard C. and
Florine Oliver Smith in
Hattiesburg, Miss., and thad
been a resident of Sebring
since 1948, coming from
Gainesville, where he had
lived for many years. He was
a veteran of the U.S. Army,
heavy artillery, serving in
Italy, France, Germany and
.Africa during World War II.
He had been on the.Vestry
of St. Agnes Episcopal
Church in Sebring and was
the owner/operator and presi-
dent of the Great Fruit Co.
He obtained his master's
degree in soil microbiology
from the Univerity of Flor-
ida, where he was president
of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
He sat on the board of
Tropical State Bank, as well.
as the board at Citrus World
and board of Production and
.Credit and Land Bank in
Bradenton.
He was preceded in death
by his son Lenny Smith; first
wife; Beverly Jones Smith;
and brother George Smith.
He is survived by his wife.
Peggy Smith of Sebring;
daughters Suzi McNorton of
Sebring. Tracy and Mike
Fitch of Sebring, Julie Fin-
nigan of Sebring and Valeri
Bush of College Station.
Texas; sister Helen Smith
Graham of Gainesville; and
grandchildren Michael Fin-
ni an, Somer Smith, L.C.
Smith IV; Ryan Fitch,
Branden Fitch, Blake Fitch
and Shannon Revell.
Funeral services were
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at
1 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home in Sebring
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being held without bond.
Once the Hay-Now Auction,
the building now called Zoeo-
poly Auto World at 2817 U.S.
North, Bowling Green, was the
site of the late night party which
erupted into arguments.
According to the arrest affi-
davit, Mosely was initially
sedated and unable to talk about
the incident leading to her
injuries. Since then, detectives
have pieced together the se-
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The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during: the week of
Dec 4-10. 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
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Ranch Road, maintenance barn,
$175,000.
Benjamin R. Hash, Beniett
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$17,421.
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Sauchulan
Nov. 5.
According to the report. an
argument began between
Williams and his girlfriend
Jakia Mosley, sister to the vic-
tim. The party organizer Wilney
Francois asked them to leave,
directing them to the back door.
Williams pushed Francois
while exiting the building. Ja-
Nisha Mosley stepped between
the two men as Francois was
closing the door and Williams
was firing at Francois. It was
then that Ja-Nisha Moseley was
injured.
Bystanders assisted her and
carried her to.Florida Hospital,
where she was later sent by hel-
icopter to the Tampa trauma
center.
Detectives retrieved a .45 cal-
iber shell casing and later traced
it to the alleged assailant, lead-
ing to his arrest.
Maj. Randy Dey, Hardee
County Sheriff's Office spokes-
man, said the owner of the U.S.
17 building discontinued that
rental and it is now utilized as
an auto store.



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Adnaud ; Louis, Chester
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Walter R. Graves, Grape
Street, roofing, $13,857.
Timothy R. Baldwin, Cypress
Street, repairs, $2,400.
Harold C. Howze, Broward
Street, patio/storage room,
$8,700.
Owner, Sparrow Road, barn
residential, $3,000.
Owner, Bostick Road, 8X12
shed, $1,582..

BUILDING BLOCKS
Fence installation may look
easy when done on TV, but in
reality it can be much harder
than anticipated. To ensure that
there is a properly built fence
that is up to code; it would be
best to call a professional. Make
sure to get proper permits and
to comply with the zoning laws
before you start to work. For
questions, call the Building
Department at 773-3419.


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NOTICE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
REQUESTING APPLICANTS TO FILL THE
CITY COMMISSION SEAT 7 VACANCY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City of Wauchula will be accepting applicants who
would like to fill the remainder of the un-expired term for the citywide district Seat 7 onr the
City of Wauchula City Commission. All applicants must be a qualified elector of the City
and have resided within the City for a period of one year prior to applying. All interested
individual must complete an "Informational Data for Board Appointments" form and return
to the C,;,. Clerk, 126 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 by noon on Friday, December
30th. Au applications received by the deadline will be presented to the City Commission
at the January 3, 2012.City Commission Workshop at 5:00 pm for their review.

"Informational Data for Board Appointments" form available at City Clerk's office or online
at www.cityofwauchula.com.

Questions may be directed to:

City of Wauchula
Holly Smith, City Clerk
126 S. 7th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
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diately following the servic-
es. There was a reception.at
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following ihegraveside serv-
ice. Memorial donations may
be made to Good Shepherd
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6A The Herald-Advocate, December 15, 2011


Thanksgiving Meal Was Free To The Community


By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
During the holiday season,
many people tend to give back.
This Thanksgiving holiday
wasn't the exception.
For many years now, the
Hardee County Ministerial
Association and the Hardee
Help Center have come togeth-
er, along with several churches,


to provide a Thanksgiving meal
for the community.
This year starting at 9 a.m.,
40 home-cooked turkeys were
carved and de-boried at the First
United Methodist Church by
volunteers.
The turkeys were then trans-
ported to the nearby Faith
Presbyterian Church, where an
assembly line was created to


These volunteers show that you are never too young to
help those in need.


PHOTOS BY NANCYDAVIS
Several volunteers carved and deboned the 40 turkeys at
the First United Methodist Church. It was an assembly
line of efficiency.

Letter To Editor

Crash Victims Thankful

For Community


Dear Editor,
I am writing this letter for
two reasons, the first is to
express my gratitude to all law
enforcement and fire rescue that
helped my family that night.
You acted so professionally and
concerned and helped us during
a very difficult situation. I am
also very thankful to Good
Shepherd Hospice for all of the
support and prayers you have
given me.
We have also received a great
deal of support from community
people who have lent their time
and support. Now that we only
have one vehicle, we have to
depend on our wonderful com-
rounity to help transport our
children. We have not let this
terrible tragedy affect our faith
and so we continue to take our
children and others to church
events.
After our daughter was diag-
nosed with stage two cancer a
few years ago, our family found
a way to overcome this obstacle.
After the horrific accident that
took Adrian Rodriguez's life, we
are left to grieve for this amaz-
ing kid who I thought of as- my
own. Since his passing we are
taking it one day at a time. It's
still very hard for my children to
accept that he is no longer with
us, but we know this is a healing


process that will take a long
time. We also know that there is
a reason God put Adrian in our
lives and there is a reason He
wanted him back so soon.
The other reason I am writ-
ing is to give everyone an
,update. Originally we were told
my son, Zach, had two broken
vertebrae. After a recent doc-
tor's visit, his neurosurgeon
told us he has three. We were
also told he is healing well and
he was cleared to return to
school. Our other son, Noah,
who suffered a collapsed lung
during the accident, is also
doing well. Our other children
had minor injuries and are
doing fine, although we all have
a lot of emotional healing to go
through.
My family and I cannot fully
express all of the gratitude we
feel toward the entire communi-
ty including law enforcement,
fire rescue, and organizations
such as the Hardee Youth
Football League for everything
they have done to help us
through this difficult time.
From doing things like bringing.
us dinner to doing our yard
work, it has truly meant a lot to
us.
Thank you,
Olivia Coronado and family.


box about 250 meals. They then
were taken to the First Baptist
Church in Zolfo Springs.
Bowling Green Methodist
Church. and Fort Green Baptist
Church.
From there, anyone who
needed a free Thanksgiving
dinner would be ''" to pick it
up at any of those three loca-
tions between 11:30 a.m. and
12:30 p.m.
At Faith Presbyterian
Church, people were invited to
"dine-in" between 11 a.m. and 2
p.m.
All of the: foods, including
mashed potatoes, green beans,
salads, bread, desserts and, of
course, turkey, were donated by
different churches in Hardee
County.
In all, it took the joint efforts
of about 18 churches and
between 75 to 100 volunteers to
pull this event together. About
450 meals were served.


Here, Judith George from Hardee Help Center, Skipper Calder from Cowboy-Up
Ministries, and Jim Davis Jr. take a break after having had a successful Thanksgiving
dinner.


MIIF, W i I iWr- 10 -W
This countywide Thanksgiving dinner has been going on for several years. Its main
objective is to feed those in the community who are homeless, in need, or are just
lonely and need someone to eat with during this holiday season.


COURTESY PHOTO
Thanksgiving is a special time at Zolfo Springs Elementary School. Here, second
graders take the opportunity to give back to the community by collecting canned
goods to distribute to families in need. The collection was a complete success as stu-
dents happily loaded their donations into boxes.


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y INGRA GARDNER, MA appetite, making meals unap-
,ecial To The Herald-Advocate pealing.
Eating well is vital for every- Many blder adults on fixed
le at any age. or limited incomes may cut
For older adults, the benefits back on grocery expenses or
healthy eating increase expo- buy cheaper, less nutritious
ntially. The benefits of heal- meals to stretch their budget.
y eating include increased Contrary to popular belief,
mental acuity, increased immu- healthy eating does not have to
ty to illness and disease, high- mean spending more money.
energy levels, faster recupera- You can eat well on a.budget by
in times, and better overall planning ahead and choosing
management of chronic health foods that provide more nutri-
oblems. tion for your money.
According to the National Here are some practical tips
stitute on Health, eating well to ensure you eat well on a
ay reduce the risk of heart dis- budget:
se, stroke, type 2 diabetes, Plan, plan, plan. Start by
ne loss, some kinds of cancer planning your meals and snacks
d anemia. Though the bene- in advance. Choose store
s of healthy eating are brands instead of name brands
table, studies suggest poor to save money. You can also
trition is an unfortunate mala- clip and use coupons; look for
for many older adults, items that are on sale, or use
whether because of physical supermarket discount cards.
citations or financial hard- Take a shopping list with you
ips, many older adults don't and try to buy items only on the
t as well as they should. list. Before shopping, check
The National Institute on store flyers and advertisements
alth reports that poor nutri- to look for nutritious foods and
n and malnutrition occur in ingredients that are on sale.
to 50 percent of the elderly Before you buy, think about
pulation. The possible causes how much of a product you will
poor nutrition range from actually use. If you chose to buy
:k of transportation to poor' large sizes of food, you may
ntal health. Arthritis can make plan to share them with a friend.
king quite difficult, while Larger sizes may cost less, but
rtain medications can reduce they are not a bargain if you end


i Get Older
up throwing out a lot of the
food.
Get more nutrition for your
money by choosing fruits and
vegetables, fat-free or low-fat
milk products, whole grains,
lean meats and other healthy
foods. Avoid convenience
foods, sweets and snack foods
that give you fewer nutrients for
the money spent.
If you need financial assis-
tance to help buy food, look for
programs for people with limit-
ed budgets including the Food
Assistance Program and the
Senior Farmers' Market Nutri-
tion Program. You might also
be able to enjoy free or low-cost
healthy meals at places in the
community at a congregate
meal site. These meal sites pro-
vide good meals and opportuni-
ties to be with"others. Home-de-
livered meals may be available
for people who can't get out.
To learn more about food
stamps, Senior Farmers' Market
Program, home-delivered
meals, congregate meals, and
other food assistance programs,
contact the Elder Helpline at
800-96-ELDER (800-963-
5337).
Ingra Gardner is the Executive
Director of NU-HOPE Elder
Care Services (863) 382-2134
or gardneri@nuhope.org


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
And while they were there
(Bethlehem), the time came
for her to be delivered. And
she gave birth to, her first-
born Son and wrapped Him
in swaddling clothes, and
laid Him in a manger, be-
cause there was no place for
them in the inn.
Luke 1:6-7 (RSV)

FRIDAY
That night, some shepherds
were in the fields nearby
watching their sheep. ... The
angel said to them, "Do not
be afraid. I am bringing you
good news that will be a
great joy to all the people.
Today your Savior was born
in the town of David. He is
Christ the Lord!"
Luke 2: 6-7 (NCV)

SATURDAY
The angel said, "This is what
you're to look for: a baby
wrapped in a blanket and
lying; n .a -manger. .... Then ,.
they came as fast as they
could and they found Mary
and Joseph and the baby
lying in a manger. Seeing
was believing. They told
everyone they met what the
angels said about the child.
Luke 2:12, 16 (ME)

SUNDAY
And those who heard them
were amazed at what the
shepherds said. ... The
shepherds went back to
work, glorifying and praising
God for everything they had
heard and seen, which had
happened just as they had
been told. -
Luke 2:18, 20 (PME)

MONDAY
Eight days later the time
came to circumcise the
child, and He was given the
name Jesus, the name given
by the angel before He was
conceived.
Luke 2:21 (NEB)

TUESDAY
Now there was in Jerusalem
a man whose name was
Simeon, righteous and
devout .. it'had been
revealed to him by the Holy
Spirit that he should not see
death before he has seen.
the-Lord's Messiah.
Luke 2:25-a, 26 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
Guided by the Holy Spirit,
Simeon came into the tem-
ple; and when the parents
brought in the child Jesus ...
he took Him in his arms, and
praised God.
Luke 2: 27a, 28 (NEB)

All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.

After a visit to the beach,
it's hard to believe that we
live in a material world.
-Pam Shaw

Thrift is not an affair of the
pocket, but an affair of char-
acter.
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BGE ELECTION


COURTESY PHOTO
Bowling Green Elementary School recently held elections for the 2011-12 Student
Council. The winners for third grade are (top photo, front row from left) Vincent Jaimes,
Brittany Lopez, Marisela Diaz, Kimberly Walton and Joaquin Tavares; fourth graders
(middle row) Miriamm Covarrubias-Valacia, Oren Crawford, Clara Smith, Marisela
Hinojos, Jovanna Reyes, Julyssa Benavides and Maria Roque-Gutlerrez; and fifth
graders (back row) Elizabeth Alamia, Yelena Esquivel, Alyssa Gibson, Miracle
Thompson, Yennifer Nunez, Elizabeth McBride, Cassidy Wilson, Aracely Sanchez,
Serenity Auirre-Banda and Elijah William. The bottom photo shows the voting booths
Elections Supervisor Jeff Ussery taught the students to use in order to cast their bal-
lots.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIt
'FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
Probate File No
252011CP00009

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ADRIAN R. CHAPMAN

NOTICE TO CREDIT
The administration
estate of ADRIAN R. C
deceased, whose date
was November 19, 20
whose social security n
xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending
Circuit Court for Hardee
Florida, Probate Divis
address of which is P.O
1749, Wauchula, Florid
The names and address
personal representatives
personal representative
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the"
and other persons havir
or demands against, de
estate on whom a cop
notice is required toob
must file their claims
court WITHIN THE LAT
MONTHS AFTER THE"
THE FIRST PUBLICAT
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAY
THE DATE OF SERVICE
COPY OF THIS NOT
THEM.
All other creditors of t
dent and other person.
claims or demands ag;
decedent's estate must
claims with this court V
MONTHS AFTER THE I
THE FIRST PUBLICAT
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILE
IN THE TIME PERIO
FORTH IN SECTION 733
THE FLORIDA PROBAT
WILL BE FOREVER BARI
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this notice is December
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Daniel G. R
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Jo
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E-mail: lakmo@apl.com
Florida Bar No. 050872
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Phone: (863) 688-7611


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Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


a HOLIDAY HUNTING
There's finally a chill and certain festiveness in the air as most
of us try to. take time off from work to enjoy spending quality time
with family and friends and reflect on the passing year. Children
will be out of school on winter break soon, and while the holiday
'ORS season is upon us, so are several traditional hunting opportunities.
The second phase of waterfowl and coot season came in
of the statewide Dec. 10 and runs through Jan. 29. In addition to the usiial
HAPMAN,' huiiting license and permit requirements, duck hunters also must
of death have a Florida waterfowl permit ($5) and a federal duck stamp
l11, and ... 1
umber is ($15).
g in the The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your
e County, ducks before you pull the trigger, because there are different daily
lion, the limits for each species. For instance, within the six-bird limit there
). Drawer may be only one black duck, one mottled duck, one fulvous
a 33873. whistling-duck and one canvasback.
asnd the Only two of your six-bird limit may be pintails, redheads or
as' attor- scaup, and three may be wood ducks. And you may have no more
than four scoters and four mallards (of which only two may be
female) in.your.bag. All other species of ducks can be taken up to
decedent the six-bird limit, except harlequin ducks.
eg elanis The daily limit on coots is 15, and there's a five-bird limit on
y of this mergansers, only two of which may be hooded.
e served When hunting waterfowl, hunters may use only non-toxic
with' thiils shotgun shells. Only iron (steel), bismuth-tin and various, ungsten-
ER OF 3: alloys are permissible. '
TIME OF' For something .different, try woodcock hunting. Woodcock
ION, OF ieasdn runs Dec. 18-Jan. 31. Woodcocks are excellent game birds
E OF A because they hold well for pointing bird dogs and provide a chal-
ICE ON lenging shot when flushed. The daily bag limit is.,three.
-The third phase of mourning and white-winged dove season
opened Dec. 10 and runs through Jan. 8..The daily bag limit is 15
:he dece- birds.
s having Shooting hours for all migratory birds are one-half hour before
ainst the
file their sunrise to sunset. However, you must get a no-cost migratory bird
NITHIN 3 permit whereyou purchase your hunting license before you hunt
DATE OF any of these birds.
'ION OF The only firearm you can use to hunt migratory game birds is
a shotgun, no.larger than 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged to a
ED WITH- three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber combined). Bows also
DS SET are-legal.
3.702 OF Retrievers and bird dogs can be useful in hunting migratory
E CODE game birds. Artificial decoys and manual or mouth-operated bird
RED. calls also are legal and essential gear for duck hunters.
You may hunt migratory game birds over an agricultural field
E TIME if the crop was planted by regular agricultural methods. However,
rWO (2) don't even think about "sweetening" the field by scattering agri-
rER THE cultural products over it or anywhere near it or you could wind
)EATH IS up in serious trouble., It doesn't matter if you aren't the one who
scattered the bait..If you knew or should've known that such bait
was present, you're accountable under federal law.
Cation of Some other things you can't do while hunting migratory game
15, 011. birds include using rifles, pistols, crossbows, traps, snares, nets,
Bntatives: sinkboxes, swivel guns, punt guns, battery guns, machine guns,
fish hooks, poisons; drugs, explosive substances, live decoys and
osbough recorded bird calls, sounds or electrically amplified bird-call imita-
ugh Way tions.
da 34142 It is also against the law to shoot from a moving automobile or
ohn Matz boat and herd or drive birds with vehicles or vessels.
,ay 17 N. Bobcat and otter hunting season runs now to March 1, and
da 33873 there's no daily bag or season limit on either species.
Like foxes, bobcats may be chased year-round with dogs, but
humann possessing firearms during the closed season, between March 2 and
Ige Road Nov. 30, is prohibited. On a few wildlife management areas, bob-
cats and otters may not be taken, so please consult the specific area
brochure before you hunt.
Whether upland bird hunting with friends and family, shooting
ducks on the pond with your favorite lab or taking that big cat as
he slips up behind an unsuspecting fawn, December has the hunt-
ing opportunities you're looking for.
iuite 200 Here's wishing you happy holidays and a successful hunting
season. If you can, remember to introduce someone new to our'
great sport. As always,'have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and
12:15,22c we'll see you in the woods!


Mom & Dad,

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PAGE ONE


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With three games in a week.
the Hardee Wildcats ran out of
steam and lost the third game.
Fortunately, they have none
this week before picking up a
pair of games next week.
Although the school is official-
ly on vacation, there's none for
varsity coaches Vance Dickey,
Travis Bone and Carl Brown,
none for 'JV mentors Carl
Coleman and Shawn Rivers.
The 'Cats will play at Avon
Park on Dec. 20 and host
Bartow on Dec. 22. They'll
have a bit of a Christmas break
before taking part in the First
Academy of Orlando's Christ-
mas Tournament on Dec. 27-29.
The opening game will be
against East River. A win there
would pit Hardee against First
Academy which has been Class
IA champions. The third game
will depend on the first two
games.
Hardee will also play in the
Kathleen Shootout on Jan. 6-7.
Friday's game will be against
Kathleen, while Saturday's will
be a match against McKeel
Academy.

Hardee 59, Sebring 48
Last's week busy activity
began with a Tuesday trip to
Sebring for a rematch of the
opening home game in which
Hardee won 78-67. Hardee also
won this game, 59-48. "Any-
time we can beat Sebring, it's a
good win, but to go there and
win in this long rivalry is extra
good," said Dickey.
"We got off to a great start..J.
J. (Jajuan Hooks) 'came out
shooting well and put us up. We
hit our free throws in the fourth
quarter when they were fouling
to get possession of the ball.
Senior,reserve Bobby Brown
came off the bench and sparked
a rally that put us up by 15
points, hitting on a pair of three-
pointers and a two-pointer. He
was our .uper sub .of the
evening..
Game stats are ro posed on
Max Preps. They show senior
Jajuan Hooks with a 58 percent :
shooting, hitting on seven of' 1
-attempts, getting a trio of treys.
quartet of deuces and 5-of-8 at
the foul line for 22 points,
Classmate Keshun Rivers
added 14 points, including 7-of-
10 at the charity stripe.
Other scolers included Bobbyt
Brown \ wih eight points. Sieve',
Metayer with fie. Kewon
Brown and Andrew Hooks both
with four and Christian Mo-
ralez.
Some helped more oil the
boards, where Keyon Brown
.grabbed five rebounds, Rivers
nine. Andrew Hooks and Met-
ayer each a half dozen. Moralez
and Jajuan Hooks each four and
Bobby Brown two. Andrew
.Hooks had three bocks shots.


and Rivers three steals and five
assists. Other Hardee players
are Daniel Boehm. Kane Casso
and Luke Palmer.

Hardee 69, Lakeland 67
Next was a thrilling. come-
from-behind Thursday victory
at Lakeland.
"We started flat and were
down by 24 points, 44-20 at the
half, and it didrt't look good.
SWe made adjustments and came
out with energy in the second
half to win by two points,"
described Dickey.
"Soph Steve Metayer did an
outstanding job, scoring 19
points, 15 in the second half,
including the game winner, a
trey from the corner with three
seconds left. Christian (Mo-
ralez) was Our super-sub, came
out and was a big help on the
boards. He subs for Keyon or
Steve. Andrew Hooks had 20
points, he and Steve carried us
the second half and Keyon was
rebounding well," stated
Dickey.
Stats show Metayer's points
on seven deuces, a pair of treys,
Andrew Hooks had 89 percent
shooting on eight-of-nine at-
tempts, adding 2-of-2'at the free
throw line. Keyon Brown added
a dozen points, Jajuan Hooks
added 10 points, River five and
Casso sank a three-pointer.
Keyon Brown led with 14
rebounds, while Rivers had
seven, Andrew Hooks six,
seven assists and a blocked
shot, and Metayer four. Rivers
had five steals seven assists,
Metayer four and Jajuan Hooks
three steals and five assists.

Port Charlotte 69, Hardee 55
Hardee again started slowly,
with only 11 points in the first
period, down 25-11. The rest of
Sthe game was more competi-
tive. Hardee got back within six
points in the third period and
Port Charlotte had a final spurt
to win by 14 points.
"Port Charlotte is too good a
team to take a qtiarter off and
still win. During this off week..
we are going to practice getting
otitthe gate quicker Keshun
(Rivers) played really hard."
explained Dickey; hoping Har-:
dee can do better in a rematch at
Hardee in the season finale Feb.
2.
Stats show Rivers high man
for Hardee with 21 points.
including a half dozen treys and
nine-of-IO at the charity stripe.
Jajuan Hooks added 10 points.
Metayer nine. Andrew Hooks
eiiht. and Keyon Brown seven
points.
Rivers and Andrew Hooks
each had seven rebounds and
Keyon Brown six.' Andrew
Hooks added a blocked shot.
and four apiece of steals and
assists.
The Hardee JV hasn't won a
game yet. but is beginning to


gel. improving every outing. On
the squad are Mark Elsbury.
Luke Winter. Zach Neuhofer.
Eric Klein. Nick Johnson.
Blaiaine Molitor. Jordan Jones.
Ryan Ramirez. Tyler Smith.
Robert Torres and Dustin
Smith.




Collision

Injures 5

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Saturday evening crash left
one person in critical condition
and four others injured.
According to Florida High-
way Patrol Tpr. Jay Spencer, the
accident at the intersection of
SR 64 and North Hollandtown
Road east of Wauchula oc-
curred at 6:40, when a west-
bound vehicle crossed the cen-
terline into the path of an east-
bound vehicle.
After the incident, the driver
of the westbound 1998 Chev-
rolet van fled the scene. He
turned himself in on Dec. 11.
He had been seriously injured
in the crash and was identified
as Ciriaco Gonzalez-Rodriguez.
30, of 316 E. Canfield St., Avon
Park. One of his passengers also
fled, and another.,Carlos Perez,
26, of Avon Park was transport-
ed .to Florida Hospital Wau-
chula for treatment of minor
injuries.
Occupants of the eastbound
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser didn't
fare so well. While the driver,
Mayra Parra, 23, of Fort Meade
was treated for minor injuries at
the local hospital, Maria Parra,
47. was;critically injured and
.airlifted to Tampa Geneial
Hospital.
Gonzalez was charged with
leaving the scene of a crash
with serious bodily, injury, leav-
ing the scene failing to render
aid, careless driving catsihg- a
.traffic- crash,, and having an
open contailier of alibhol in the
vehicle.











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Billy Lin
By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
As previously reported. Billy
Line was a healthy man until he
had a quadruple bypass surgery
and then later diagnosed with
lung cancer.
Now three months, after
being diagnosed. Line is under-
going the most aggressive part
in his treatment.
The treatment is so strong
that Line is constantly tired and
eating has become painful. In
order to be able to eat. his doc-
tors have given him an expen-
sive medication.
This medication contains a
type of anesthetic that allows
Line to eat -comfortably and
without pain.
Through these hard mo-
ments, the Line family is very
appreciative of all the support
they have been receiving from
the community.
Leanne Line, Billy Line's
wife, is thanktful to all the
donors who have helped ease
the burden of this expensive but
necessary treatment.
Although the donations they
have received have helped, the
family is still in need..Expenses
have been building due to med-
ications and their trips to and
from Tampa. During the week
they stay at Hope Lodge in
Tampa where Billy Line contin-
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Candy Cane is a Cur mix large female.
She is brindle colored with a white chest and toes.
She has a short coat and long tail. She is kennel-
trained and would make an excellent yard dog. She
also loves toys. Her adoption fee is $45.00.
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Hardee


Annual 'Old Fort Meade
Christmas' A Big Success


The annual "Old Fort Meade
Christmas" event was highlight-
ed by a Christmas.Card Lane
Parade with more than 35
entries, which was a successful
conclusion to a weekend
chocked full of holiday celebra-
tion.
The Fort Meade Historical
Society hosted the Polar Express
Museum Tour on Friday night,
Dec. 2, for children and the
young at heart, with Christmas
decorations and period displays.
Pizza was served in the train
museum's dining car, with the
"Polar Express" movie viewed
in the renovated sleeper car
afterward.
More than a 100 folks came
by the Community Center the
next morning to enjoy the pan-
cake breakfast hosted by the
Fort Meade Chamber of Com-
merce at the Breakfast with
Santa in-Your PJs event..Santa
was there to hand out candy
canes and hear requests.
Then it was off to the down-
town area around City Hall'for
the Holly Trolley Festival with
music, entertainment, lots. of


food and activities for families
right up to the time the Town
Crier came out of City Hall to
proclaim the official beginning
of the city's Christmas celebra-
tion with the lighting of three
traditional Christmas trees that
have graced the corer of U.S.
98 and U.S. 17 for many years.
This year the honoy of light-
ing the tree went to Clayton
Frazier, owner of Badcock &
More and community leader.
On the count of "3-2-1," the
trees were lighted and the
Christmas Card Lane Parade
began.
Winners were: Best Use of
Theme, Fort Meade Literacy;
Best on Four Legs, Turn 'n'
Burn 4-H; Best on Old Four
Wheels, Florida Flywheelers;
Best Religious .Entry, New
Beginning Church of God; Best
Children's Entry, Fort Meade 4-
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SOn Nov. 14th, the Cracker
Trail started their meeting at
6:38.
To start off, Shelby Gibson
held the American Flag 'while
Avery Bunch held the 4-H flag.
The devotion was given by
Abby Clark(and Rachel Shaw
gave the Secretary's report.
Jack Driskell also gave the
Treasurer's report.
On Dec. 19 Cracker Trail will
give the animals at H.A.R.T.
food and old- towels for a
Christmas present. Cracker
.Trail raised $1,993 dollars trgn
" sliring BBQ tickets.
They will be having an excif-
ing Christmas party at the New
Hope Rec. Center for their next
meeting.
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High School graduate is stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Collins overseas
assignments have included a year in Iraq and short stints in Jordan, Panama,
Honduras, South/North Korea, Bahrain, Bolivia, Kuwait, Qatar and Germany. He gradu-
ated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y, in 1985. He was called back to
active duty in 2006 to support the Global War on Terrorism and is a deputy of
USSOCOM's Interagency Task Force. He and his wife, the former Martha Ree Stanton
of Temple Terrace, have two children, Conner, 7, and Olivia, 5. From left are Sam Fite,
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HELPING CHILDREN


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Denise Benavides, director of the Hardee/Highlands Unit of the American Cancer
Society, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Nov. 30 at the Java Cafe. The ACS pro-
vides information, day-tp-day help, and emotional support to people with cancer and
their families. Doug Jensen was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year andi
encourages men at age 50 to be checked by a urologist and earlier if other family mem-
bers have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. There are volunteer drivers who can
take cancer:patients for their treatments. To talk to a cancer information specialist call
1-800-227-2345. From left are Doug Jensen, Sheila Johns, Denise Benavides and Jeff
Ussery.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
The Guardian Ad Litem program helps children involved in court cases and those who
may be abused or removed from their homes, the Hardee Rotary Club learned on Nov.
1. There are about 450 Guardian Ad item volunteers in Polk County, 25 in Highlands
and 3 in Hardee County. The three-county ,0th Judicial Circuit has about 2,000 chil-
dren who need someone to look after their best interests. To volunteer call 863-534-
4605 or 773-2505. From left are Blas Falcon, Hardee County staff advocate; Bruce Siff;
Diane Schmelz, recruiter and training coordinator; and Rev. Harold Davis.

ROTARY REPORT


GARDEN CLUB CAMP


PHOTOS BY JI0 KELLY
Rotary International was founded in 1905 In Chicago. A major goal is to eradictate polio
worldwide. Today there are 275 cases of pplio, said District Governor Alan Feldman of
Brandon. Rotary Camp Florida on a lake'near Brandon has retreats for children with
various types of special needs. Rotary donates $1.5 million of medical supplies every
week to undeveloped countries under Project Cure. Announced Oct. 12 as Paul Harris
Fellows for donating $1,000 to Rotary Internationalwere Tax Collector Zee Smith,
Lavon Cobb and Sheriff Arnold Lanier. In photo from lft are Lavon Cobb, Arnold Lanier,
club president Sue Birge, Feldman, Arnold Lanier, antAssistant District Governor Sam -
Cardinale.


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The Wauchula Garden Club learned more about its camp for youngsters from one of it 41-
year volunteers. Audrey Swindal of Bartow, a member of the Florida Federation of Garden
Clubs and the Bartow Garden Club, shared with local club members on Nov. 16 the many
activities held each summer at Camp Wekiva. The Wauchula club annually gives a scholar-
ship to the youth camp. Pictured with the longtime friend and advisor of the local club, from
left are new member Louise Sasser, Past President SyMa Thomton, Swindal and President
Jeanette Perrine. Hostesses for the noon luncheon meeting were Dr. Jo Thompson, Lynn
Hebert and Uby Corpus. Members and guests will gather at the Briarwood home of its pres-
ident on Dec. 21 for its annual Christmas covered dish luncheon. In addition to their covered
dishes, members are reminded to bring canned goods to donate to the Hardee Help Center.
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CHAPEL
For our second Advent Sun-
day. Larry and Ruth Brown and
Bob and Vonnie Bellis greeted
107. Wayne welcomed every-
one and recognized the snow-
birds v\ho have returned for the
season. The lighting of the
Advent candle was done by
Tom and Jeanne Ricard. and
Bob Conkle led three hymns.
Opening prayer was by
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wards sang "Blessings. a beau-
tiful lyric song. Our choir sang
the anthem "Let the Hills Now
Sing for Joy." directed by
Sandy Feeser and accompanied
by Cheryl Conkle.
Communion Sunday was
celebrated with Pastor David.
and we closed with "Amazing
Grace."
COFFEE
Janet, sporting another
Christmas hat. welcomed 173
to enjoy doughnuts and coffee.
The pledge was led by myself


and Janet led the Lord's prayer.
The pie was won and two 50/50
drawings were won.
SPOTLIGHT
David and Twonia Edwards
were married Sept. 20. 1986.
after almost a year of dating.
David was born in Mississippi
and lived there with his parents
until he left home at about 15
years of age and came to
Florida to live with one of his
brothers. Twonia!was born and
raised in Hardee County. They


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met at Faith Assembly of God
in Bowling Green.
Before they met. Twonia
walked in front of his house on
her way to church every week.
He remembers saying to the
Lord that he would marry that
pretty redhead if He would
allow him to. They have three
adult daughters and five grand-
children.
Preaching is what he enjoys
most. followed by fishing and
bird-watching. Twonia is a
computer nerd and enjoys pho-
tography and cooking.
Twonia remembers the time
her grandmother tried to wash
the freckles off her face. think-
ing it was dirt. He remembers
brewing a double-strong pot of
coffee on their wedding day and
making the mistake of drinking
the whole thing. What a nerv-
ous caffeine buzz that was!
Their greatest step of faith
was in 2001, when they sold
their house and built a house in
Bowling Green to enter the
ministry full-time. They had no
idea where they were going
until the day they signed the
papers to close on the sale of the
house. The South Florida evan-
gelism director for the Church
of God called that very day and
asked them to consider pastor-
ing a church in Moore Haven.
They went without hesitation,
and have always done their best
to follow wherever God leads
them.
David became the pastor.for
our chapel service in Novem-
ber. We are honored to have him
and look forward to a long-time
relationship with them both.
We welcome you, and have
enjoyed various festivities in


the park for fellowship and get-
ting to know you. We appreci-
ate your willingness to join in
our activities. We also appreci-


ate them both being our judges
for the participating units deco-
rated to create a "Christmas
Lane."


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Helping Wauchula Lions Club pTrare pork for barbecue dinner on Nov. 18 were, from
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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF RULE REVISION or MODIFICATION
December 8, 2011

RULE NO. 6.62

SUBJECT: RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for the effective and effi-
cient operation of the food service program.

Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41, F.S.

Specific Law Implemented: 1001.42 (16), F.S.

Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE
REVISIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools

Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide
for the responsibilities of the district to exercise powers and perform duties as may be as-
signed by law and State Board rules to assure school food services are consistent with
needs of pupils by the adoption of recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools.

RULE NO. 6.80

SUBJECT: USE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY

Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for use of school property,
facilities, and equipment.

Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 (2),.F.S.

Specific Law Implemented: 1013.10, F.S.


Preliminary Text:

A copy of the full text of this rule,may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:

David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools

Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy pro-
vides the procedures, responsibilities, requirements, restrictions and fees for use of school
property, facilities, and equipment when request for use has been approved by the prin-
cipal and the School Board by the adoption of recommendations from the Superintendent
of Schools.
RULE NO. 6.81

SUBJECT: IMPROVEMENTS TO SCHOOL PLANTS AND GROUNDS

Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes policy for any group wanting to im-
prove a school site, to add facilities or to install equipment.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41, F.S.

Specific Law Implemented: 1001.42, F.S.

Preliminary Text:

A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTE DING THE
i REVISIONSOR"MODIFICATfONS'li:

David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools

Executive Summary of Rule, The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy pro-
vides the procedures for any,;group desiring to improve a school site or any other district
facility, providing that all improvements are in compliance with Florida Building Code,
School Requirements for Educational Facilities. Florida Fire Prevention Code, American's
Disability Act and approved by the Director of Facilities and Superintendent by the adop-
tion of recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools.

RULE NO. 6.85

SUBJECT: BUILDING OPERATION. MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY

Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes policy and procedure for care,
maintenance and safety of district schools and facilities.

Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 (2), F.S.

Specific Law Implemented: 1001.42, 1001.51, F.S.

Preliminary Text:

A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE
REVISIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:

David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools

Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy pro-
vides the procedures, responsibilities and requirements of personnel for maintaining care
and safety of school property according to law and State Board Rules by the adoption of
recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools.
RULE NO. 6.88

SUBJECT: RULES AND REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO USE OF
BUILDING AND GROUNDS

Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes policy of procedures regulating to
the use of buildings and grounds of school board property.

Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41, F.S.

Specific Law Implemented: 1013.10, F.S.

Preliminary Text:

A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE
REVISIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:

David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools


Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy pro-
vides the procedures, responsibilities and requirements for application request made for
use of school board property by the adoption of recommendations from the Superintend-
ent of Schools.

Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rules will create no additional district eco-
nomic impact in excess of $100 except for the cost of printing and distributions.

Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 230 South
Florida Avenue, Wauchula. FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be
heard on January 12, 2012.

Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and dated to be advertised in the future.


December 15, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 5B



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Enrolled Agent

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City Manager City of Bowling Green, Florida

The City of Bowling Green, Florida currently has an opening for the position of City Man-
ager. The ideal candidate will have excellent communications and interpersonal skills, fis-
cal and budget skills, experience with infrastructure replacement & development. Duties
and responsibilities will include: seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced, staffing
all departments within the City, supervising departments and divisions, attending all com-
mission meetings, making recommendations to the commission for adoption of such
measures as deemed necessary or beneficial to the City, keeping the commission fully
advised as to the financial condition and needs of the City, and performing all other duties
as prescribed under the charter or by ordinance or resolution.

The City Manager's membership in professional organizations will be encouraged along
with continued education and professional development. All candidates should have at
least 5 years experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or related experience
in local government services. A degree in public administration or related field, or admin-
istrative management experience is preferred. The salary range for this position is $50,000
to $80,000 per year, depending on qualifications and experience.

If interested, please send your resume, along with salary history, to the City of Bowling
Green, Attention: City Clerk, P:O. Box 608, Bowling Green, Florida, 33834. You may also
fax your information to 863-375-3362.

The City of Bowling Green
http://www.bowlinggreenfl.org 12:1 S


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF RULE DEVELOPMENT/ADOPTION
December 8, 2011

RULE NO. 6.18

SUBJECT: ELECTRONIC TRANSFER OF FUNDS

SUBJECT AREA: This rule establishes a policy for electronic transactions of district
funds.


Citation of Legal Authority:

Specific Law Implemented'


1010.11, F.S.

215.85, F.S.:
6A-1.0012 SBER


Preliminary Text:

A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATIONS.S:
.David Durastanti, Superinterldent of Schools

Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed rule development authorizes designated
School Board employees to move District funds by electronic transactions, including direct
deposits,.wire transfers, withdrawals, investment or payment by the adoption of recom-,
mendations from the Superintendent of Schools.

Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule will create no additional district eco-
npmic impact in excess of $100 except for the cost of printing and distributions.

Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 230 South
Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be
heard on-January 12, 2012.

Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated,regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost reg-
ulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.

Notice: If requested in writing, and rot deemed' unnecessary. by the Agency Head, a Rule
Development Workshop:will be heldat a time and dated to be advertised in the future.

Notice: The procedure for obtaining a-public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication ofthis notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affebtedpersons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.

Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submit-,
ted to the agenef'regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Su-
perintenderit of Schools. '' .

Notice: The School Board may-recognize 'any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.

Notice: If you need accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify,
David Durastanti, the Stuperintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior
to the meeting or workshop.

Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 12:15c




Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in
writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the
person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present
evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.

Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submit-
ted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Su-
perintendent of Schools.

Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board
may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.

Notice: If you need accommodation in ordet to participate in this process, please notify,
David Durastanti, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North.6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior
to the meeting or workshop.

Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat: 12:15c


Tel: 863-773-9469
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The


Clas sifieds


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


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


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


I r t d...... S .S
KbLEV jlib


HOSE HAY-Round rolls. 781-
4314. 12:15,22p
YOUNG CATTLEMMii~ needs pas-
ture to rent/lease for ag. status,.
maintain fence/bushog, 863-494-
5991. 12:8-1:5p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2011/12 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


UNDER COUNTER Dishwasher,
used once, $75, 863-767-0625.
.12:8,15p


CASH NOWI Crooms Used Cars
and Salvage picks up your junk
cars and pays top dollar. Call to,
discuss any type of vehicle. 863-
773-6037, 863-781-3767 or 863-
401-5085. 12:8tfc

DESOTO COUNTY




OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com ,
1-941-778-7980/7565


LOVE TO CLEAN? We need youl
Florida Fertilizer is looking for a
self-motivated person to clean
our office. Part-time job Monday-
Friday 1 to 5. Apply at Florida
Fertilizer Company. We are a
drug-free workplace. 12:15c
MUST BE skilled in remodeling
and new construction, 863-214-
0806. i2:15p
FUNERAL HOME ATTENDANT -
Position requires flexible hours,'
must be able to lift, clean driving
record, business attire required.
Computer skills a plus. Pay cornm-
mensurate with experience. Send
resume to P.O. Box. 1288,
Wauchula, FL 3873. 12:15c
It is not titles that honor
men, but men that honor ti-
tles.


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RN/LPN Full Time 3-11 SHIFT
Needed for a 79 bed SNF.Jf you like geriatrics,
come join the Hardee Manor Healthcare Team.
A ply in person
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place ,
Waichula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231 FAX: 863-773-0959



GLLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.
Fill Dirt R'ck Sand Shell
Pond Diggiig Ditc Cleaiing


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs :;:
c82ifc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


2 STORY, 4/3 Home, 20 acres, 2
barns, secluded pool, 8" well
with, 6" turbine power unit,
fenced, some grove and pond,
863-781-1210. 12:8,15c
"BEAUTIFUL MOBILE HOME built
in 2006 on 5 acres for sale on
Peeples Ln, Wauchula. Priced to
sell at $87,000. Call Brook.or
Sandy Larrison for a showing.
Nextage Realfy Pros. Cell phone,
863-832-0565 or 863-832-0130.
S 12:1-29p


REWARD: Lost 3 year old female
American Pitbull terrier, brindle &
white.. Last seen Hardee
Livestock Market contact Perry
Mushrush, 863-781-1864, 863-
735-2787, 863-245-1628. 12:15p
LOST: 5 BLACK.BRANGUS, cattle,
brand on hip JR, between'
Briarpatch & Nursery Rd., Zolfo
Springs.: Please :contact Jared,
214-3027. 12:8-22p


ORDER FRESH CUT Swamp
Cabbage for Christmas now $12
or $10 for quantitities. 12:15,22c
2001 -KAWASAKI NOMAD,
1500cc, $4,205. 2008 Yamaha V-
Star Silverado 1100cc, $6,270
863-773-2478. 11:24-12:22p


2006YAMAHA G29 gas golf cart
$1,400 OBO, 863-773-6662.
12:15-1:12p


2 MOBILE HOMES ON separate
lots, 2 sheds, 30 foot fifth-wheel
camper, very nice; and nice golf
cart in Bowling Green, $120,000
or best offer. Or will trade for
home in Wauchula of equal value.
Must be close to town. 863-712-
1126 or 863-224-4790. 12:15p


ADOPT A PETI 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 Cntrol is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion.i tffc-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


FRESH STRAWBERRIES by the
quart, flat or pallet. 863-781-4004.
12:8,156.


LONIEsTAR
CONSTRUCTION CORP.


CUSTOM HOMES
REMODELING


'STEEL BUILDING
,CONCRETE


GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Lice#2911036i5'
S 863-773-4779
"QUALITY WORK AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE"
BRING US YOUR LOWEST COMPETITORS PRICE


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YOUR TIRE HEADQUARTERS
5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green :


Large: Selection. of
Cars to Choose From

Buy Here Pay Here
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HARDEE CAR COMPANY

BUY HERE PAY HERE



Billy & Janice's Rentals
Houses & Apartments


Bowling Green Flea Market


Monday Saturday
9 am to 7 pm

N I Wauchula
(across from
e \First National Bank)
Billy Hill
Owner


30 Day Warranty f
Motor 90 Transmission
BI v HtKEI
ySanda r -C~m ml rI I Jim
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SE HABLA ESPANOL
U.S. Hw. 17 Bowling Green 375-4441
S$ Huge Discounts for Cash Deals $
* 24 Hour Towing Service Lowest Possible Rates Fast and Reliable
781-3090'pr 781-3091 c10i:27tfc


W. B,. lliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.
S73-4478

.0)) S Service-


SFree Estimates
Insured 30+ years experience
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THE PALMS k

I Available for
Immediate Occupancy


$99 Move In Special through December 31s'
*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
Monday Friday 7:00 AM 3:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM 11:30 AM
After hours by appointment
1 (863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771
-=..- Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider


SNew Tires Include
Free Mount & Balance
Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires
BIG SHLE ON .
RLL TIRES 01"
773-0777 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
(across from Wal-Mart)


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Billy Ayers
Tire Technician


Joe Lf -ais


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


NEW LISTING! Wow! Great PRICE REDUCED! Looking
home in Popash area on 2.5 for 5 or 10 acs? 'Two 5 ac
acres. 2 miles from town.. high/dry fenced parcels on pri-
$158,000! vate rd! $40,000 for vacant 5
acs! $50,000 for 5 acs w/well &
50 acre grove; Valencia & septic!
Hamlins, well, micro-jet.
$750,000! PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
920 acs in SE Hardee Co. 100 farmland w/well, pump, fencing
ac orange grove (averages 500+ on private road. NOW $65,000!
boxes/ac) 2011-12 fruit crop
included; 820 acs improved PRICE REDUCED! Goodbye,
pasture & hammock land. traffic...Hello, peace & quiet!
Excellent hunting. $4,000,000! 20 ac fenced pasture w/pond,
288SF cabin, 4" well inside
PRICE REDUCED! 40 acs 60SF shed. $120,000!
farmland, 8" well, paved rd
frontage, near Wauchula. PRICE REDUCED! 5 ac
$320,000! cleared pasture, fenced w/4",
Ideal for farming! 21.86 ac 258' deep well, 1.HP sub-
Ideal for farming! 21.86 ac mersible pump on quiet, private
pasture is fenced, has well, close r $45p900! te
to town. $186,500! rd. 45,900!
REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS. ...781-0153 SANDY LARRISON_. 832-0130
KAREN O'NEAL..... 781-7633 MONICA REAS-_.. 78-1888
DAVID ROYAL--- 781-3490
HIGHWAY 17 SOLITH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 d12:15c


HELP WANTED
CITY OF WAUCHULA
Accepting applications for a.Deputy City Clerk position. A
position responsible for acting as staff assistant and pri-
mary administrative support person for the department,
as well as carrying to completion clerical, records, secre-
tarial, and other activities relative to'departmental. High
school diploma or GED:equivalency required, Associates.
degree A.S., A.A.) in office management or related field;
or one to two years' related experience and/ortraining; or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Re-
quires valid Florida driver's license. Job description is
available upon request. Apply at 126 S 7th Ave.,
Wauciula. City of Wauchula is an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer and a Drug Free Workplace. Closing date
12/16/2011 @5:00PM
2. :15s
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Buy- HERE Pny HERE

30 DAY WARRANTY

5220 Hwy 17N Bowling Green jacross from BP)


Travis Revell Sandra Miller
863-245-0383 863-781-4577
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December 15, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 7B


The


Classifieds


U-PICK STRAWBERRIES, $1 per
pound (quart). Broccoli $1 per
bunch. Cauliflower $1 per head.
2949 Center Hill Road, between
Wauchula & Bowling Green, off
Hwy 62, 4.5 miles west of US 17.
Open 7 days, 7:30 am until 6 pm.
Bob at 863-223-5561. 12:15



HOUSE FOR rent in country"
Quiet country setting. Will accom-
modate couple or single. Call
863-781-3536. 12:150
DUPLEX 316 S. 11th, Wauchul
$450 month, 1st and last, 831.
9643. 12:150p


APARTMENTS: 2 BR, 1 BA,
$475/month (includes water and
electricity; 1 BR; 1 BA, $375/
month (includes water and elec-
tricity) both'in Wauchula, 863-
781-9257. 12:8,15p
4 BR, 2 B MH on one acre lot,
1553 Appaloosa Lane, $650
month, first and last, plus
deposit, 773-0620, 381-6976.
12:15p
AVON PARK LAKES NEW 3/2 with
2 car garage, laminate floors
throughout, all appliances, $900
per month. Jessica Smith, 781-
1186 11:24tfc


2BR, 1BA Apartment, $550
month, $500 dep., 773-0100.
9:15tfc
MOVE-IN TODAY *
MOBILE HOMES 1 bed-$300 mo.;
2 bed-$350 mo-up; 3 bed-$450
mo. up. Close to schools & hospi-
tal, no pets, $200 deposit. Se
habla espanol 863-698-4910 or
863-698-4908. 6:9tfc


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



I WILL CLEAN your home or
office, good rates, 863-443-3613,
863-773-5049. 12:15p


LOOKING FOR A Housekeeper
that is always on time, excellent
'at her work, honest and reason-
ably priced? Call me, 'Christina
(727)265-0990. You'll be telling
your friends about me. 12:8,15p


Realtors


NOEY A. FLORES, BROKER
310 Court St.
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net


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Oralia Flores
(863) 781-2955


J REDUCED:.Just out of the City Limits of Wauchula:
3BR/2.BA Frame on-2+,, 'acres. 1819 total sqlt, metal roof,2
car curport.and screpned front porch on the west side of
" ."Wauchula. Offered at $99.900. .
WVO\'! CB HOME FOR $4-9.900: 3BR/1.5BA CB home complete-
1) remodeled with fresh paint, flooring and new AC unit. Make an
appointment today to see this home.
S3BR/2BA Double-wide mobile home built in 2005 with central air
&heat. Enjoy large 100x215 lot, on a dead-end road, outside of
SZolfo Springs off of St Rd 66 West. Storage shed, front patio, and
large backyard. Priced to sell at $54,900
10 Acres and Home for $89,900 3BR/IBA CB home on 10 +/-
acres Central air & heat Metal roof Outbuildings Fenced
Ask us about the HUD Foreclosure Properties in our area.
We are, an authorized agent!


WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember, Our listings are on the Interet.
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! /
After Hours .
Oralia pD 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


AM-SOUTH HEALTHY

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Nancy Craft
832-0370


Robert Hinerman
227-0202


Great Starter Home Only $65.000 3 Br-2
Bath, Handicap accessible, living room,
eat-in-kitchen, 1 car carport and walking
distance to town. Ask for Nancy!
PRICE REDUCED on already outstanding
bargain in this 3 / 2 CB/Brick home in sub-
urb Wauchula, call for appointment today.
$55.300
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 Bath CB home in
Knollwood Circle -Priced @ $170.000
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Brick home outside city
limits, centralheat & air, one car carport,
wall to wall carpet, large oaks, outbuildings
and alarm system. $175.000
If You Are Just Starting Out, $35.000 for this
3 Bd, 2 bath Home is a great place to pur-
chase. Very.reasonably priced. Call for an
appointment today!!
$6.500 PER ACRE!! 10 AC fenced, 4 inch'
well, great location for home, farming,
multi-business. Ask for Nancyll
GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie
Mae Properties.
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B SEE SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
11:17-12:15p
4-C CONSTRUCTION, Free esti-
mates, handyman, concrete,
remodels, additions, CBC1256,
863-214-1471. 10:13-3:29p
THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. 4:28tfc/dh
OVERCOME MEETINGS
(Gillespie) have been moved to
the Women's Club on Wednesday
nights, 7 pm. Come and seel
Kenny Sanders is the facilitator.
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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ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-i
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, desks, con-
crete. Harold Howze Construc-
tion,735-1158. PR005181
S': 12:1-29p'


***
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number, tfc-dh
NEW ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting in Hardee County.
Thursday 7 p.m., 131 South 8th
Avenue, Wauchula. For more info
call LeAnne at 863-214-8430 or
Bill 239-821-4184. 9:2dhtfc



KING AND QUEEN beds on sale!
Stoves refrigerators,' washers,
dryers. All kinds of misc. need to
come and see. Edna's Place
(beside Double J). Lots of
Christmas items. 12:15c
HUGE 2 FAMILY moving sale,
Thursday, li Friday, Saturday.
Treadmill, yard, garden, orchids,
Christmas, books, DVD, kitchen,
too much to list. 228 Airport Rd.
off East Main. 12:15p
SATURDAY, 9 am- 2 pm 3299 Platt
Rd., Wauchula. Washer, dryer,
dinette set, etc.' i 12:15p


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We Take Credit Cards 863-781-7027
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which will return against
you.
-Kurdish Proverb



10HOURS 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.)


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


Richard Dasher
781-0162


Victor Salazar
245-1054


NEW LISTINGI! 2 Story Country Home on 5
acres 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with 2
Balconies, $138.900
Avon Park 3/2 on One Acre, Central AC plus
chain link fence-back yard. $74.500
PROFESSIONAL BUILDING FOR SALE ONLY
$64.900!! Frame building across from'
Wauchula.Post Office. Great Location
150 ACRES-Hwy 17 frontage, fenced-ready
for your agri-business, home or both. $6.000
Per Acr--Neaotlable. Ask for Nancy.
PRICED REDUCED! East Main Street-2 Br,
1 Bath frame home Front's on Main Street,
Back's on Hwy 64 East. Great location!
S-42A500Ask for Nancy!
LISTING PRICE $52.900!! Concrete Block
home within the City of Wauchula. Call now
for appointment.
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Waterfront home on Little
Lake Jackson in Sebring. Large living room,
family room, screened back porch, fenced
pet area, dock and spectacular view lake.
Priced @ $124.900
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HELP CENTER THRIFT STORE
1085 U.S. Hwy. 17, Wauchula
pickup & delivery, consignment,
layaway. All proceeds to Hardee
County Residents. 773-0550.
6:16tfc
MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. All Christmas
items 50% off. All donations
appreciated. 773-3069. 12:15tfc
JUST STUFF & JOHNNY'S
Furniture, 133 E. Townsend,
Wauchula, 832-5759. 11:17-1:19p


SATURDAY, 8-2, 1703 Oden Rd.,
Wauchula. Lots of misc. 12:15p
BIG YARD SALE, Friday, Saturday,
8-? 1686 Old Bradenton Road.
12:15p
SATURDAY, 735 Grove Street, BG.
Toys, clothing, household, misc.
12:15p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 7-4.
Playstation, stove, kids clothes
and lots of other items. Corner of
Mason Dixon and Lynn St.,
Bowling Green. 12:15p


WILD SPIRITS
How Clemson borrowed Hardee's wildcat paw and colors to
symbolize its team spirit remains a mystery, but you-can bet that
there are no tigers'in South Carolina outside the zoos.
Florida, on the other, hand, boasts native wildcats panthers
roaming freely in some places'and less freely here, at the little
wildlife refuge in Pioneer Park. We went to see them to pay our
respects.
Sunshine, the big male, was pacing around his cage, then was
joined by his sidekick, Missy not creatures you'd want to meet
in the wild. We.moved on. Stared at coons and foxes, at huge black
bears and no less formidable alligators.
A fellow visitor with his little boy, longtime familiars of this
place, filled us in:
"They have it good here,"' the man said, "so why escape?"
All of which got us wondering just what kind of cages were
keeping us out of trouble?


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3B/2B, C/B home, ceramic tile and carpet floors;
large eat- in kitchen, spacious bedrooms, locat-
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9 acres on corner of two high volume traffic
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$10,0oo 00
3.2 acre corner lot; nice secluded property that
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206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774 "'I :
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James V. See, Jr., Broker Rick Kniaht


4-5 bedroom, 4 bai custom built home on 9 1h
acres. County road access, next to Wauchula.
Home is coinplimented with screened back porch
and in-ground pool. Land also has 7 M acres of
producing nursery. $430,000

Great home on several large lots in Wauchula.
Never been for sale before. Hardwood floors
under carpet in bedrooms. Central air/heat.
Massive brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2
car carport. Asking $199,500

20 acres very close in to Wauchula on paved
road. Laser leveled and ready for your farm
operation. Zoned FR. $190,000


Realtor Associates
Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161
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20 acres close in to Wauchula on paved road.
Laser leveled, deep well & irrigation. Ready for
your farm operation. Zoned FR. $230,000
Beautiful home located in Briarwood
Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house with
wrap around porch, detached 2 car garage with
office and full bath. Was $475,000.....Now
$359,000!
Vacation Home 2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Punta
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8B The Herald-Advocate, December 15. 2011


Greetings from Fort Green!
Lots of things 'are happening
in our little neck of the woods.
Sympathy is. extended to the
family of Bim Davis. He made
his final journey Friday morn-
ing and it is our belief that he is
now walking and talking!
Sympathy is also extended to
the family of Charles Ray
Cowart. His only daughter,
Linda, made her final journey
last Friday evening. Please pray
for both of these families as
well as the Shackelford fami-
lies. I know Charles better than
the other brothers but it is hard
when your brother makes that
final journey. Both of mine
made it at relatively young
ages. There is just lots of prayer
needed for these families.
Virginia Carlton is in need of
prayer. I talked to Jim this week
and he said she does not want
anything to eat but must take
pills and that is a bad combina-
tion. Virginia and I worked at
Hardee Memorial. at the same
time, only she was a nurse and I
was personnel.
Happy wishes are extended to
Wesley Smith on his birthday
Monday the 13th. Then their
son, William celebrates on Dec.
15.
I'm sure all the churches are
decorated pretty for Christmas
and Pat Gugle does a good job
getting Fort Green pretty. Also,;
I was told everyone should ride
by the College Hill schoolhouse
as the next-door neighbors have
decorated it again. It is very
pretty at night and it is a won-
derful old landmark that was
.saved from destruction as so
many of the old community
schools were destroyed.
Quite a few of the neighbors
;enjoyed a, delicious supper at
CF this past Thursday. They
have a dinner every year for
ones in the community where
they are mining nearby. They
have some terrific cooks among
their employees, as the steaks
are delicious and tender enough
to cut with a plastic.knife. They
always have cute gift bags for
the children and their Christmas
float was on display.. Naturally
we all thought it was the best in
the parade. There were lots of
our community represented in
the parade; K-Lynn Simpson,
Kasie Powell. Dustyn, Austin;
Ciara. and Tyler Smith .were


either in the band or dance or
sports. It was a super good
parade.
Natalie Whidden had a won-
derful 90th birthday reception.
The colors, brown and tur-
quoise were beautiful, the food
delicious and Natalie does not
look any different than she did
when she worked at J. W.
Earnest!
I enjoy going to the arts and
crafts show every year and this
year was no exception. The.
food I sampled was good and
the boiled peanuts delicious. I
registered at one of the booths
and had a pleasant telephone
call from Donna Snider with
Donna's Designs. I had won a
bag. She called for my address
and I received it last Thursday.
It's always great to win!
Makayla Chancey received
her beginner's license a couple
of weeks ago. Grandma, Faye
Chancey took her and I was
thinking bow brave! Faye said
they do not have to drive when
they get the beginners, just take
the test! Naturally, Makayla
passed the test and is happily.
chauffeuring her Mama.
Lee Ann Line was baptized
Sunday morning at Church and
all were happy that Billy was
able to attend. They have a
strong faith that he will recover
from this disease and he must
'take treatment daily.
Paul Clark had visitors with
him Sunday morning. His .sis-
ter-in-law, Jean Clark, was vis-
iting from Michigan.and then
her sister and husband joined
them. Jean said she would not
be able to stay for Christmas, as
she did 'not. have .sufficient
vacation. Her husband, Paul's
brother has passed away.. Sie
was a very friendly person anti
when I told this to Paul, he said
naturally, everyone from Michi-
gan was friendly!
David McQuaig arrived safe-
Sly in Hawaii tQ spend ChristmIa
with his wife and boys. Nancy
said the boys would not let him
out of their sight. That is a super
good Christmas present. He
will have to return to Afghan-
istan after his leave.
Fort Green will not have
SundaNu S 01ool on Christmas
dai,'" IJU, th- morning services
beginning at 'I1.
Please pray for each other,
our country and the military.


Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to
live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling
each to live as seems good to the rest.
-John Stuart Mill


Modern airplanes are monoplanes-airplanes with one
wing on each side of the fuselage. They may be high-
wing, mid-wing, or low-wing depending on where the
wings are on the fuselage.


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


Our breakfast specials are $1.99

and our lunch specials are $4.95.

We are allays open

7 days a week 6am to 9prn

to serve your needs.

Dine in or take out.


Paul's Kitchen


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12/15/2011
Sun Data:
Rise: 7:10 AM
Set: 5:35 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 25 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:'36 PM
Set: 10:45 AM
Overhead: 4:15 AM,
Underlfoot: 4:39 PM
Moon Phase
75',,
Waning Gibbous .
Major Times
4:15 AM 6:15 AM
4:39 PM 6:39 PM
Minor Times
10:45 AM- 11:45 AM
10:36 PM-I 1:36 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
12/16/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:10 AM
Set: 5:35 PM
Dav Length
10 hrs. 25 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:36 PMi
Set: 11:22 AM
Overhead: 5:03 AM
Uniderfoot: 5:27 PM
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
5:03 AM 7:03 AM
5:27 PM 7:27 PMI
Minor Times
11:22 AM-12:22 PM
11:36 PM-12:36 AM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


12/17/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:11 AM
Set: 5:35 PM
Day Length
10i hrs. 24 miins.
Moon Data
Rise: -:-
Set: 11:59 AM
Overhead: 5:51 AM
Underfoot: 6:16 PM
Moon Phase
Last Quarter
Major Times
5:51 AM 7:54'AM
6:16 PM -8:16 PM
Minor Times
11:59 AM- 12:59 PM
Solunar Rating
Average+
Time Zone
UTC: -5
i2/18/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:11 AM
Set: 5:36 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 25 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:36 AM
S:t:.12:36 PM
Overhead: 6:40 AM
Underfoot: 7:06 PM
Moon Phase
42%
Waning Crescent
.Major Times
6:40 AM 8:40 AM
7:06 PM 9:06 PM
Minor Times
12:36 AM -l:36 AM
12:36 PM 1:36 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
LTC: -5


12/19/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:12 AM
Set: 5:36 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 24 mills.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:39) AM
Set: 1:17 PM
Overhead: 7:31 AM
Underfoot: 7:58 PM
Moon Phase
31%
Waning Crescent
NMajor Times
7:31 AM 9:31 AM
7:58 PM 9:58 PMh
Minor Times
1:39 AM 2:39 AM
1:17 PM 2:17 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
12/20/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:12 AM
Set: 5:37 PM'
Day Length
10 his 25 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:43 AMN
Set: 2:01 PM
Overhead: 8:26 AM
Underfoot: 8:54 PM
Moon Phase
Wanine Crescent
Major Times
8:26 AM -10:26 AM
8:54 PM 10:54 PM
Minor Times
2:43 AM 3:43 AMN
2:01 PM 3:01 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


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12/21/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:13 AM
Set: 5:37 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 24 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 3:50 AM
Set: 2:51 PM
Overhead: 9:23 AM
Underfoot: 9:53 PM
NMoon Phase
12%
Waning Crescent-
Major Times
9:23 AM -11:23 AM
9:53 PM 11:53 PM
.Minor Times
3:50 ANM 4:50 ANM
2:51 PM 3:51 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
12/22/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:13 AM
Set: 5:38 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 25 mips. ,
Moon Data
Rise: 4:56 AM
Set: 3:46 PM
Overhead: 10:23 AM
Underfoot: 10:54 PM
Moon Phase
6''"
Waning Crescent
Major Times
10:23 AM-12:23 PM
10:54 PM-12:54 AM
Minor Times
4:56 AM 5:56.AM
3:46 PM 4:46 PM
Solunar Rating
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Time Zone
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Jim Smith Is Hardee's t
Swamp Cabbage King'
'Swamp Cabbage King' o(


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Jim Smith, 74, of 425 Grove
Street in Bowling Green, cut his
first swamp cabbage with an
axe at age 10.
Harvesting the heart from the
sabal palm, Florida's official
state tree, has been Smith's
main job for the past 10 years.
The hearts are called "swamp
cabbage" and are good to eat
either boiled or in salads. He
said business has been slow in
recent years.
The trees often grow in
swamps, pastures, or in oak



SUNSHINE READERS


hammocks. Seeds often are
spread by birds or squirrels.
It is against the law to cut the
trees on public or private prop-
erty. Permission must be grant-
ed by private property owners,
he said. He said fines for illegal
harvesting can be $500 per tree.
Sabal palms are often used in
landscaping for homes or com-
mercial buildings in Florida.
They generally grow well with-
out water or fertilizer..
In modem times Smith har-
vests the hearts of palm with a
chain saw using special tech-
niques. This generally kills the


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The Herald-Advocate
(USPS 578-781)
Thursday, December 15,2011


e.
Smith said the palms are
ten a nuisance when they
ow along fence rows or in cit-
s groves. Some grow too
)se to buildings or can take up
:as wanted by ranchers for
owing grass.
He sells the swamp cabbage
arts for $12 each. The outer
yers must be cut ahd peeled
f to keep the tender parts for


eating.
Smith said a favorite way of
cooking swamp cabbage is to
fry five or six slices of bacon.
ham hocks or salt pork then add
water, salt. butter, sliced onions
and the palm parts and lightly
boil until tender. Some people
use Everglades seasoning,
tomatoes, heavy cream and a
little sugar. There are many
variations of cooking swamp


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cabbage, he said.
From 1973 to 1995 Smith
operated various businesses on
property he owns across from
Seller's Market along Hwy. 17
in Bowling Green. They includ-
ed a car dealership, Volkswagen
repair shop, bait and tackle
shop, game room and fish mar-
ket.
A tree can grow to harvest
size in 3 to 7 years depending
on water and fertilizer.
He cut swamp cabbages for 7
years in Okeechobee County,
selling them for about $7 each,
but was idle for three years
because of lack of trees to cut.


Some landowners sell their
trees for about $15 each to be
planted along highways. Smith
pays some landowners several
dollars a tree to harvest the
hearts.
Smith has never been injured
while cutting swamp cabbages
or encountered poisonous
snakes. He has cut 21 in one
hour and up to 65 in a day by
himself, or 170 a day with
helpers.
Rather than be known as
Hardee's swamp cabbage man,
he would rather be known as
the "Swamp Cabbage King."
He can be reached at 375-4201.


COURTESY PHOTO
Fifth graders Serenity Aguirre-Banda and Roman
Almaguer were the first students at Bowling Green
Elementary School to read all 15 of the Florida Sunshine
State Young Reader's Award nominated books. The stu-
dents each received an award for this outstanding
accomplishment and are now members of BGE's
Sunshine Reader Club.




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Schedule of Weekly Services-


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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
121 WestBroward St.- 375-2231
375-3100
Sunday School...0i..;....:...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 Woiship
1st Sunday ....................5:00 p.m

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N.- 375-4206
Sunday School ...... .. .... ..9:45 a'.m.
Morning Worship ......... 1 :00 am.
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
Yduth & Adult. ... 6-30 p.m.
AWANA (age 3-5th grade) ....6.30 p m

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ...............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .........L1:00.am.
Sunday Evening .:...............:...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study .......7:00 p.m.

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191.
Domingo De PredLacion I 1.00 pm.
Martes Estudio Biblwo...........7:00 p.m
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

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

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ..... .....9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..............:...7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW BEGINNING CHIURei -
'Mason Dixon & County LineRd.
-....* 781-5887 ;
Sunday Worship ..............1....1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion ....1 :00 a.m.
5th Sunday Feast...::........... 1!:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday ..;.1..I 2:15 p.m.
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday, ....7:00 p.m.


Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East
RO. Box 780


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.
n..
REAL LIFE CHURCH
S 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.
S 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.
S Morning Worship ............. 1:00D a.m.
Evening Worship ...... ........6:006p.m.
Thursday Night Services,. ;:
Evening Worship ........ .......7:00 p.m.
Kidz Club............................. 7:00 p.m.

SONA'
. .; ..
IGLESIA PENTECOSTES
MISSION POR LAS ALMAS~.
149 Bedger Lpop 448-2831
SMiercoles (Enseflariza Biblica) ............
S ..:....i:.................... ............... 7:30 p.ni.

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
2. 02 Sidney Roberts Road:
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... ..I 1:00 ia 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 Lily Church Rd.- 494-5622
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .:. ....... ,...11:00 a.m..
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday'
AWANA for Kids .... .....6.30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer Time..... ..7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanciey 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
SChildcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
S 773-0427
iCelebraton Service... ....... 16030 a m:
SWt'dneldaln 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
201S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ...........................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................10:45 a.m.
Wednesday ..............7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST '
SWill W Duke Road
1 '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
S 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 ............................11:00 a.m.


(863) 735-0470
Zolfo Springs, FL


WAUCHULA
T---OMMUNITY 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........1:00 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.......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 Serviio ....................7:30 p.m.
Domingo Seivicio ...............10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ..................l0:00 a.m.
Morning Service ........:.11:30 a.m.
Evening Service........:......7:30 p.in.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath .7 30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night).. 7:30'pm.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .......... ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ...............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..... 6:50 p.m.
,Wednesday Bible Study .......7:00 p.m.

FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OFGOD
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 ......... .....11:00 ain.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: ", : ,.
Sr. Adult Bible Study ...... 10-00 a.m
Children's Chiors
(PK-Grade 4) ... ............. 5:30 p.m
PRAISE 57-Jr High Chior 5:30 p.m.
Mid-WeekPrayer Meeting .. 6:00 p.m.
Kids On Missions
(PK-Grade 4) ................... 6:00 p.m.
Club 56 ................................ 6:00 p.m.
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m.
Family Life Ministry
& Discipleship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Church Orchestra... ........ 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir ...................... 7:00 p.m

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, .
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY
Generations Caf6 Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast .........................10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-Sth) ........................... 10:45 a.m .
Worship Service .................10:45 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.
SWednesday Priyer ...............7:00 p m.
FIRST MISSIONARY"
BAPTIST CHURCH
i 1347 Martin Luther Iing Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......... ............9:30 am.
Morning'Service ......... 11..... :00...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;n
Traditional Sunday Worship 1.1:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m-
Tuesday Bible Study............l.0.00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities .....6....6;00 pIm.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School .................9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship....l 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.rn,


Wednesday Service......:.........7:00 p.n.

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St.- 767-6500
Coffee.& Donuts....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Worship.............................. 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ...............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min.................7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA
HIGHER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINIST
1258 W. MAIN STREET
S WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:0
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:3

IGLESIA HISPANA
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9' Ave.
M artes .. ............... .......7: 3
Jueves ................. ............7:3(
Domingo........................ l....10:30

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Domingos ............................ 6:00
M iercoles...........................7:00

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DE
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
,767-1010

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH'
155 Altman Road -1131
Sunday Sern ice ....... 2-00

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday S r ice....................10:0

LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Womans Center 131 N. 7th A
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening ......... .... .. 6-00

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHUI
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday,School .... . ..........9:45
Morning Service ........ .........I 00
Evening Worship ..... .. 6:00
Wednesday Prayer .............7:00

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

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



NEW LIFE CHURCH,
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service .................10.00
Sunday Evening Service........6:00
Wednesday Service................7:00
Children Ministries for all service
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHUE
10 Martin Luther King Ave
767-0023
Morn. Worship
S(st&.3r Sun.) .............8:00
Sunday School ...................9:45
Morning Worship ............... 1100
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHUR
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......... .... .945
Molrng Worship ........ 11:00
Evening Worship .......... .6:00
Wednesday Supper ................6:00
Wednesday Prayer............7:00

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHUI
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ........... 9-45
Morning Worship ......... II 00
Evening Worship ....... ........6:00
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERA
CHURCH
1643 Stentroin Road 773-28
& 3' Sun
Communion ..................10:00
2" & 4 Sun
Divine Worship ..............10:00
Bible Study ........ .. II I 15
S** Fellowship each Sunday after sen

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONAI
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Mai
773-5814 ;
Sunday School. ,. .. .........9:30
Worship Service ..'...........11:00
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHUI
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-334
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays............:.....9:00
Sunday School ....................10:00
Morning Worship ................11:00
Evening Worship ..................6:00
Wednesday Prayer ..,.............7:00

SOUL HARVEST MINISTER'
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchul
Sunday School ........ .........10:00
Morning Worship .............11:00
Evening Service .... ..............6:00
Wednesday Service................7:00

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


Sunday .................................9:00
Holy Days .................................

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00
(Spanish) ......7:00
Sunday(English) ..................8:30
(Spanish) ................ 1:00
(Creole)..................1:00
Catecismo .............. ........945
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30


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

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


SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday Worship. ...............10:00 a.m.
Sp.m. Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
EL PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............1..1:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
S Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train .... ................7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
Sp.m. WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
)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.
ve. Friday Nigh Worship ............7:30 p.m.
S WAUCHULAHILLS HARVEST
p TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
iH 210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church..:..,......... .... ....10:00 a.m:
.m Youth Service ...................6:00 p.m.
a.m. Evening Service ................7:00 p.m.
a.m Wednesday Service ..............7:30 p.m.
p.m / Y
p.m. WAUCHULA HILLS
INAL SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m..
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
p.m. Tuesday Prayer .....................7:30 p.m.
S Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship :................7:30 p.m.
a.". WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
a.m. (Full Gospel)
p.m. 501N. 9th Ave.
p.m. Sunday School. ............ ......1000 a.m.
m. Morning Worship -..............11:00 a.m.
pm Youth & Child. Church........;.6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00, p.m.
Wed Bible Study .................7:0 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ...........:......7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS
a.m.
p.m. COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
ep.m. Gardner
:es
Sunday, School .... .10-00 a.m.
ICH Morning Worship ........ .11:00 a.m.
S Etening Worship .. .......7 00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
a.m. COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Sa.m. Cracker Trail Arena
) .m.:' Hwy 66
p.m, (across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.) -
p.m. 781-2281
p.m. Sunday .................... ........10:00 a.m.

ICH CREWSVILLE BETHEL
5BAPTIST CHURCH
a.m. 8251 Crewsville Road
Sa.m. Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
p.m. Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
p.m. Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
P.m., Evening Worship ...............6:30 p.m.

RCH Wednesday Prayer ...............6:30 p.m.
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
a.mn : CHURCH INC.
anm. Corner of 6th and Hickory
p.m. Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
p.m.. Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.:
kN Wednesday ...;.........;...........7:30 p.m.

58 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
.m. 320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .;;.............10:00 .m.
.m. Morning Worship ......:...1... 1:00 a.m.
a.m. Training Union ....:.......5:00 p.m.
aice Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............700 p.m.
Y FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
n Corner of 6th'& Siiwanee -,735-1544
Gospel Music .............1......10:30 a.m.
a.m. Worship Service ............ 1:00 a.m.
a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 -494-5456
Sunday School ....................Q:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
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.
W orship ................................11:00 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.0........11:00 a;m.
........:............................. ....... 7:00 p.m ..
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ........................ 10:30 a.rh.
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......1:00 a.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
Domingo, Misa en Espanol ..9:30 a.m.
Catecismo ............................11:00 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela-Dominica ... ........10:00 a.m.
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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football fans, it is the most wonderful time of the year.
It is Bowl Season! The SEC will have the sixth straight National
Champion when LSU and Alabama meet in the BCS Title Game.
An LSU versus Oklahoma St. game would have been more intrigu-
ing but the best two teams are paired with each other.
A total of 35 bowl games will be played from Dec. 17th to Jan.
9th. Several 6-6 teams have qualified for bowls considering there
-are only 121 Division 1 teams and 70 go to bowls. The positive
things for those teams playing in bowls are exposure and two more
weeks of practice.
Florida will enter preparation for Ohio St. without Charlie
Weiss. The former offensive coordinator has taken the head coach-
ing job at Kansas. His replacement will not be announced until
after the bowl. Maybe the Gators will open up the offense a little
and beat Ohio St. as they should.
FSU will play in the Champs Sports Bowl'in Orlando. Jimbo's
boys should have no problem beating Notre Dame. The.Irish have
taken this bowl away from a more deserving team from the Big
East with-fteir "agreement" with the conference..It is no wonder all-
the schools have fled the Big East.
We will take a look at the first 10 bowls in this article and then
10 more in the next article.
Now let's look at this week's Bill.O' Fare....
1. New Mexico Bowl Dec. 17 Temple vs. Wyoming. Both
teams bring an 8-4 record to the game. Both fell just short in their
respective conferences. The Cowboys have a slight edge in this one
over the Owls. Wyoming 24 Temple 21.
2. Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 17 Ohio versus Utah St. The
Ohio Bobcats lost in the MAC Championship game to Northern
Illinois. Their 9-4 season still bettered the 7-5 Utah St. season.
Frank Solich is the head coach at Ohio. His team gets a bowl win.
Ohio 33 Utah St. 24.
3. New Orleans Bowl Dec 17. San Diego St. versus
Louisiana-Lafayette. Both teams bring 8-4 records to the Big Easy.
The Aztecs should use LLU for sacrifices. San Diego St. 31 LLU
24.
4. Beef O' Brady's Bowl Dec. 20 Florida International ver-
sus Marshall. The Thundering Herd comes in 6-6 but have won 4
of the their last 5 games. FIU and Marshall both beat Big East Co-
Champion Louisville. FIU gave up only 19 points per game but
Vinny Curry; 1st team All-Ameripan, and his Marshall defense will
stifle FIU as well. Marshall 24 FIU 17.
5. Poinsettia Bowl Dec. 21 Louisiana Tech versus TCU-
Conference winners meet here. LTU is 8-4 overall while TCU's
Hored frogs are 10-2. TCU will win this and head off to the Big
12 along with West Virginia in 2012. TCU 41 Louisiana Tech 21.
6. Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 23 Boise St. versus Arizona St. Sun
Devils began the season with high hopes but finished 6-6. Boise
lost only once but it was to TCU which cost them the champi- '
onship. Still, Boise St. deserved to be in a BCS Bowl over a
Virginia Tech team. Look for the Broncos to win going away.
Boise St. 44 ASU 21-. ,
7. Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Southern Miss versus Nevada- I
Golden Eagles Ilost their coach to North Carolina after stunning
Houston to win the CUSATitle. A trip to Hawaii is a good reward.
The Wolfpackfinished 7-5 in the WAC. Southern Miss 37 Nevada '
17 . .
8. Independence Bowl Dec. 26 Missouri versus North
Carolina. Tigers will join the SEC next year but even as a Big 12
team should have no problem against UNC. Larry Fedora has t
accepted the head job in Chapel Hill. What happens after the p F
NCAA gets done with UNC? Missouri 31 UNC 24.
9. Little Caesars Bowl Dec. 27. Western Michigan versus (
Purdue. This game is rated a toss up but look for the MAC Team to t
befired up. Can they beat a 6-6 Big 10 team? Purdue 30 WMU 27. s
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10. Belk Bowl Dec. 27 Louisville versus N.C. St. The
Wolfpack soundly beat Clemson but lost to lowly Boston College.
That is how 2011 went for this team. Unpredictable. Louisville
looked good at times but lost to FIU and Marshall at HOME!
Betters stay away. from this game. Anything can happen here.
Louisville 31 N.C. St. 30.


Wauchula Watch
By Ofc. Amy Drake
Wauchula Police Department


Tis the season for.crooks! Crooks love the holidays as much
as everyone else, Crooks find this time of year best to take advan-
tage of unsuspecting individuals whether it be by theft, robbery or
fraud.
This holiday season, don't allow your overwhelming sense of
generosity to leave you empty handed.
When making charitable donations be aware of bogus charities
and fly-by-night scammers. Never provide a credit card or, bank
account number over the phone unless you initiated the call.
While out shopping make sure you know the location of your
purse and wallet at all times. Many times purses and wallets get left
behind at registers allowing the perfect opportunity for crooks to
grab it before you ever notice it missing.



Letter To The Eailor

Speeding Is A Problem

At BG Elementary School


Dear Editor:
Does a six-foot, chain link
fence mean "No School Zone?"
Bowling Green Elementary
falls into that category.
I The school covers most of the
area from Main St. on the north
to Banana St. on the South, and
Church Ave. on the west to
Bryan Ave. on the east. There is
only ,one pick-up/drop-off on
Church Ave. and one school bus
pick-up/drop-off on Bryan Ave.
for students. Most all of this
area is behind a chain link
'ence.
The posted school zone speed
imit of 15 mph is from 6:50
i.m.-7:35 a.m. and 1:50 p.m.-
2:35, p.m. on Church Ave.,
Bryan- Ave., Banana St., and
East Main St. All other residen-
ial streets are 25 mph unless
posted otherwise.
Unless ,there is a' Bowling
3reen Police Officer sitting in
his area, teachers, parents and
school bus drivers tend to forget

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or just plain.ignore the speed
limit. Just because there are no
flashing yellow lights does not
mean it is not a school zone.
With our new vehicles people
do not realize how fast they are
traveling. Maybe they should
think about where they are
instead of where they are going!
Bryan Ave. seems to be
where most of the speeding
occurs since Church Ave. is the
only student drop-off for par-
ents. In spite of the speed limit
and school zone signs that have'
been installed in the past couple
of years, it still doesn't seem to
slow people down.
, We have a very good Police
Dept. in Bowling Green, but
they can't be everywhere all of
the time. I have lived on Bryan
Ave. since 1979, and I see it
everyday.


Remember that an unlocked car is as good as a'free yard sale
for crooks. Given the right opportunity and ability, all your gifts
can be removed from your unlocked vehicle within a matter of sec-
onds.
That also applies to your home. Many crooks are aware of
your secret "hide-a-key" locations. Try using extra safety precau-
tions and features at home to insure that the Grinch doesn't ruin
Christmas morning. Make sure that all doors and windows are
securely locked. This including garages.
Take photos or make a video of items (newly purchased or
old), and list of descriptions and serial numbers. If your home is
burglarized, having a detailed inventory can help identify stolen
items.
After all the gifts have been opened and are being enjoyed,
please don't advertise to crooks what you've received. Leaving
empty boxes for TVs, game consoles, computers, phones, etc, out
by the roadway is just an open invitation for crooks. Wait until the
night before or the day of trash pick up to place unwanted boxes
outside.
Officers urge citizens to report all suspicious activity to your
local Police Department and Sheriffs Office. What you see and
report could make a world of difference in someone's holiday. For
more information on safety and other areas of interest, look
Wauchula Police Department up on Facebook or on our newly
remodeled website www.wauchulapolice.com.
Happy Holidays from the Wauchula Police Department.


Oasis RV Park
By Gporgianna Mills


Welcome
We welcome all that have
arrived at the park for a winter
of sunshine and fun. The calen-
dar for this month is full of fun
things to do each and every day.

Horseshoes
The horseshoe players have
started their playing twice daily.
What a welcome sound!

Bingo
Bingo this week saw mer-
chant certificates going to,
Janelle Reid, Eddie Philips and
Dee Malekovic. The 50/50 went
to Norma Reid and the jar to
Charlene Hooper.

Shuffleboard
The shuffleboard; players
made history this week, Those
playing were Glen Barrett,
Dave Mills, Jerry Kiuys,Nancy
Pennie, Jo and Ray Moore, Les
and Ann Day. Each team won 2
games and decided to call it a
tie. They are the champs for the
time being. A lot of happy
smiles.


Ice Cream Social
Our ice cream social for this
month was hosted by Joan and
Newton, and Mary Marr,
The anniversaries celebrated'
were Joan and Harry Newton
and Charles and Emma West.
Birthdays were: Joan New-
ton, Emma West, Thelma
LeBright, Bob Bray and Diane
Momniee.
It was a greats evening to
socialize.

Exercise
We are doing fine in the exer-
cise class, starting ouf with low
intensity upper body. Jo Moore,
Shirley Krtuys, Charlene
Hooper, Eunice Lockwood and
Georgianna Mills were present,

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Thanks for all those who took
the-time out of their busy lives
to decorate- the hall' for
Christmas, a job' well done and.
beautiful,


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18TH BIRTHDAY IN BOOT CAMP
By EMILY RHODES bus or I would catch a ride from some-
Special To The Herald-Advocate one else.
S My grandfather, Dan Duke, and I Q: So when did you get your first
shared a very interesting conversation, car?
He shared with me about his high', A: When I got my first car, I was in
school life, his life after graduation, and the Navy. It was just before-I went
his life up till now. overseas in 1956. It was a 1936 Ford
Q: Okay Papa, tell me when you Coop. I paid $35 for it and sold it for.
were born? $75 when I left.
A: My Q: Who was your best friend when
birthday is ('t I tI you were in high school?
May 30, A: My best friend was Royce Tippet;
1937. we met in the 8th grade.
Q: So where were you born? Q: Who had the biggest impact on
A: Well I was born in Winter Park, your life as a teenager?
Florida. A: I have to say my dad. If I had a
Q: How long have you lived in problem I knew I could go to him for
Hardee County? help and he always guided me in the
A: I have lived here for 49 years right directions.
straight: Q: Who was your biggest role
Q: Have you lived anywhere other model?
than Hardee? A: The vet I worked for. His name
A: Well, I lived in Orlando at first was R.A. Selphs, he was a good and a
from '37 to '44, then we moved to St. pretty fine role model.
Augustine. Two years later we had to Q: If you could change anything in
move to Dallas, Texas. your life, what would it be?
Q: Okay I assume you spent your A: If I could go back and change
high school years in Texas, so what anything, I would stay away from con-
was your school's name? tact sports such as football. You won't
A: I went to Sunset High School. feel it when you're young but it'll hit
Q: Did you have different periods you like a ton of bricks when you grow
like we have now? And if so, how old. It hits you with things like bad
many? knees and bad shoulders.
A: To answer your first question, yes Q: What did you do after you
we did have periods. Secondly, we had graduated?
five curricular classes then our last A: I joined the Navy in June of
period was football and other sports, 1955. From the end of May to the mid-
which was our form of P.E. die of August, I was in boot camp. I
Q: What was your favorite subject spent my 18th in boot camp.
in school? Q: How long were you in the
SA:,My favorite was Early American Navy?
History in 8th and 9th grade. A: I was active for three years and
Q: Did you and your friends have inactive for five.
a certain place you went to hang out Q: What did you do in the Navy?
after school? A: I was an aviation officer, 3rd
A: When it wasn't football season, I class.
was working. I worked'in a vet's office, Q: What did you do when you got
a drug store and.I had two paper routes, out?
One in the morning and one in the A: I went to work with a phone
afternoon. In the morning I delivered company in Winter Park. After 40 years
the Dallas Morning News, and in the with Sprint, I retired.
afternoon I would be delivering the Q: Are you happy with how
Dailey Times Herald, you've spent your life so far?
Q: How did you get to school in A: There is absolutely nothing I would
the mornings? -hg...l.r m.ry ault .life. I .have.the .
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with what I have.
I have learned so much about my
grandpa from this interview. I feel that
a much stronger bond has grown
between me and him. I hope to learn so
much more from him about his high
school years, Navy years, and the life
he's lived up till now.


Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its evening ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 6 p.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.Orange St., Wauchula. The meet-
ing can be followed on computer by going to wwwhard-
eeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of the
courthouse. It, and past meetings, can also be seen at that link
at any time. Each contains an information packet for the items
discussed during the meeting.
The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of
public interest. Times are approximate except for advertised
public hearings.

Zoning meeting Special exception for a recreational
resort on Alton Carlton Road, west of Vandolah Road,6:05 p.m.
-- Joint meeting with Planning and Zoning Board-on CF
Industries annual mining review, 6:05 p.m. -
Public hearing-Ordinance on redistricting the commission
districts, 7. p.m.
Wauchula Impact fees and zoning fees, 7:15 p.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.




Metayer, Roberts Claim Wins


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Dieunide "D.D.". Metayer
and Erica Roberts opened the
2011 girls weightlifting season
with victories.
Overall, the Hardee girls did
well at Avon Park in the only
meet last week. It should have
helped with the meet on.
Tuesday of this week' at
Sebring, the last before the
Christmas holidays.
First-year coach John Sharp
commented, "It was a very edu-
cational first meet the team
learned that it has to improve
technique on the lifts and they
need to have more confidence
in themselves, two things that
can be -learned in .the weight
room. Avon Park .was a great
host. We will need to clean up
our technique more in order to
take on a very good Sebring

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team."
Metayer won the 119 divi-
sion, while Roberts excelled at
129, with teammate Merislene
Cimeus taking second in that
division.
At 110, Kristen Dukes' was
second and Rachel Burton,
third. Summer Sisum placed
second at 139 and Kaitlyn Shaw
second at 154. At 169, it was
Latiesha Allen second and
Brooke Knight third.
Also participating were Kai-
tlin Thomas, Caitlin Dufresne,
Anjelica Jackson, Diane Khang
and Brittany Buchanan.
Meets resume on Jani 7 with
a trip to Lake Placid. with
another Jan. 13 at L.aBelle.
After the Jan. 2-1 huge Travis
Todd Invitational at-Avori Park,
the girls'will be ready 'for the
Jan. 25 Class I A District'8 meet
.at Port Charlotte.


HJHS Hoops Starti


By JOAN SEAMAN --
Of The Herald-Advocate'
Postponement of early games'
gave the Hardee'Junior High
:basketball teams more practice.
Games Dec. 5 atAvon Park
'and Dec. 8 at home vs. Hill-
Gustat were both cancelled,
leaving the only game for a trip
SMonday to Desoto .'
'Play resumes Jan. 5 with a
home game againstfLake Placid'
on the schedule. On Jan. 9,
Hardee will travel to Sebring.
Makeup games for the two can-
cellations haven't been set up as.
of yet.
For the junior Lady Wildcats,
coaches Gloria Solis and
Dientann "Dee Dee" Darceus-
Hall have'only two retUrnees,
Florence -Lee and Desira


Martinez to anchor the squad.
Other players are Ellen Biven,
Petra Calderon, Rayann Kulig,
Annette londragon. Fernanda
Ramos,.Annavell Retana,
Martha Valadez and4donesha
Wilson. The manager are
Sophia Garcia and Alexis
Garza.
Boys coaches Rashad Faison
and Sean Brown have an equal-
ly new roster with just 'a few
returnees. On the 2011-12 ros-'
ter are: Marco DeLeon, Ryan
Moore, Willie' Baker, Jammal
Carlton, Jarrett Carlton, Kyle
Choate., Keith Choate, Trey
Faulk, .Isaac Flores, Alex
Hinojosa, Chris Hull, Livenson
Metayer, Alejandro Rodriguez,.
Aaron Ha'risOn, Djes Youtes,
Allen Brown and Isiah Faulk.


SKOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts for December are
Don and Jeri Plumley, Bruce
and;Theresa Woods and Tina
Spoor. On Dec. 7, Don Merillat
led the prayer and Barb Ellis led
the Canadian Pledge. Joe Ben-
nitt asked for a moment's
silence to remember Pearl Har-
bour. We had five WWII veter-
ans at Koffee Klatch this morn-
ing. Garold Dice, a WWII vet-
eran, is still in the hospital in
Wauchula and could use some
cheery cards. The 50/50 win-
nets were Don and Jeri
Plumley, Bruce and "Theresa
Woods, Loyd and Carrie Lank-
ford, and Pete and Giselle
Tremblay. I just noticed as I was
typing this that most of 50/50
winners were our Koffee Klatch
hosts. Tina Spoor may not have
'won the 50/.0 but she won
some of theo merchant coupons.

BINGO
On Dec. 2, Dora Morgan won
the large jackpot, Orville
Sowatzki won the small jackpot
and Cal Gadsby won the special
jackpot. Peggy Ralph won the
large jackpot bn Dec. 6. Rosalie
Folnsbee, Sharron Noble, Betty
Staley and Ngncy Catalano split
the small jack'pot while Diane
Burget won the special jackpot.

SATURDAY DANCES
This Saturday will be our
Christmas dance with Chrissy
Harriman. We havee.some nice
door prizes to give away at this
*dance. Come out and join us.
Tickets are now on sale for the
New Year's Eve dance with
music by Steve Baker and


Guest.

CHURCH NEWS.
by Diane Burget
As we entered for worship on
Dec. 4, we were greeted with,
Christmas carols being played
by Carole Jones on' the piano:
and Linda Gray on the organ.
We had a special by Matt Skok
who played the dulcimer and
sang "Amazing Grace." We
were further blessed with a solo
by Pastor Winne on his trom-
bone "When the' Saints go
Marching in." Nancy Morrison
directed our clioi as they sang
"Let Me Be Worthy." 'Accom-
panimment was provided by
Linda Gray.
SHoly Communion was. cele-
brated today. Conimmunion
servers were Lee Roy Behymer,
Gary and Charlotte House-
holder and Bill:Burget. Don'.
Merillat led us in the commun-
ion prayers. "Peace" was Pastor
Winne's message for us today.
He asked the question: Do you
have Peace? The:service was
closed with the singing of
"Hallelujah."

SCORES
Men's Golf Dec. 1 the
winners were Doug Taylor.
Loyd Lankford, Bernie 'Ed-
wards and Charlie McKnight.
Mixed Golf Dec. 5 -
Orange Ball -the winners.were
Suzy Johnston, Marilyn
Funkhouser, Rita Delisle and
Aideen Dufour.
Shuffling. Dec. 6 three-
game winners were Dale Baker.
Ray Baker, Gene Norris, Don
Plumley, Matt Skok and Doug4:
Taylor.


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
R. B. Downing, superinten-
dent of the local light and water
department, announced Tues-
day morning that the city of
Wauchula is offering cash
prizes for the three best electric
lighted Christmas trees in this
city. First place will be awarded
$7.50, second place $5 and
third place $2.50.

Two local men, C. J. Carlton
and Shafty Skipper, had'their
encounter with a wildcat this
week but they thought'they
were after a squirrel. The two
men were riding horseback'
through the woods to their cat-
tle range when two of their dogs
became excited. Thinking their
canines had scented a squirrel,
the two men dismounted from
their horses, when lo and
behold a large wildcat stepped
out from some brush. To escape
the dogs, the wildcat climbed
into a tall pine. Mr. *Carlton,
who had a .410 pistol with him,
took aim and fired t\wo shots
into the cat's body.

Baill d's Jewelry .Store has
Hamilton watches with 17 jew-
els for $37.50 to $60.,They also
have Elgin and Bulova wrist
watches for $17.50 to $47.50.
Diamond and wedding ring sets
are also available for $13.50 to
$175.

The Tampa mid-winter cham-
pionship rodeo %ill be staged in
that city three da s this month.
beginning on Friday. Dec. 18
and continuing through Sunday,
Dec. 20. The Tampa Horse
Show Association is sponsoring
the event.


.: ..,.. 50 YEARS AGO
A final total of $99,746.39 in
emergency disaster relief funds
n: :for damage caused by Hur-
'ricane ,Do nna 'has been
approved .for. the City of


Wauchula.'

Larry R. Cummings has been
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recently appointed to rank of
Aviation Machinists Mate
Reciprocating (ADR) Third
Class, in the U.S. Navy. Larry,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. John
SCummings. is a 1960 graduate
of Hardee County High School.

. An attern-, to reorganize a
Hardee C-.;:y Barracks of
Veterans of World War I,
U.S.A., Inc., will be made at a
meeting of all local WWI
Veterans Sunday. The group
will meet at 2 p.m. in the
Wauchula City Hall Auditori-
um.

Davis and Roberts Inc. listed.
a two-bedroom frame home
four blocks from Wauchula
Grammar School. $500 down
payment but may get by for
$300, monthly, payments. Total
$6,000. Another listing is a
three-bedroom, two-bath, CB
home. in Wauchula Hills. Has
built in kitchen. Small down
payment, total is $10,500.


John Deer, EA
Enrolled since 1979
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week at the annual meeting of' gallon over the last year. The
the Southern Association of latest average price for all
Colleges and Schools (SACS), grades of gas is 95-.5 cents per
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Shackelford has confirmed. November.
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COUNTY COURT
No marriage licenses were
issued recently in the office of
the county court.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
South Florida Land Mana-
gement vs. George Sandoval,
dismissed.
FIA Card Services vs. Song
M. Lor, voluntary dismissal.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Justin Lee Bailey, resisting
an officer without violent force,
adjudication withheld, $325'
fine and court costs, $50 cost of



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252011CA000475
HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK,
a national banking association,
Plaintiff,
vs.
IRA NAIN MCCLELLAND and :
EMILY CLEMENTS MCCLEL-
LAND, UNITED SUBCONTRAC- .
TORS, INC., a Utah corporation
authorized to do business in
Florida doing business as
NCR/WEST COAST INSULATION,
and A A YOUNG'S SEWER AND
SEPTIC TANK SERVICE, INC.
a/k/a A A YOUNG'S SEWER &
SEPTIC TANK SERVICE, INC., a-
Florida corporation,d/b/a
YOUNG'S PORTABLES,
Defendants. -

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a final decree of fore-
closure entered In the above enti-
tled cause in the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, I WIll sell
the property situated in Hardee
County, Florida, described as:
PARCEL 1: FROM the Northeast
Corner of the Northwest Quarter'
of Section 1, Township 34 South,
Range 25 East, go South 0
degrees 29 minutes 10 seconds
West on the Quarter Section' Line,,
660.00 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence West and
paralleling the North Side of the'
Northwest Quarter 653.95 feet,
thence South 0 degrees 29 min-
utep 10 seconds West paralleling
the East Side of the Northeast
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter
567.00 feet to appoximate center
of Max Branch; thence North-
easterly along approximate cen-
ter of Max Branch, approximately
760 feet to the East Side of the
Northeast Quarter of the North-
west Quarter; thence North 0
degrees 29 minutes 10 seconds
East Side on the Quarter Section
Line, 188.80 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
Subject to Private' Road
Easement across the North 30.00
feet and Public Road .Easement
across the East 33.00 feet.
PARCEL 2: FROM the Northeast
Corner of the Northwest Quarter
of Section 1, Township 34 South,
Range 25 East, go South 0
degrees 29 mirnutes 10 seconds
West on the QUARTER Section
.Line 660.00 feet; thence West and
parallel the North' side of the
Northwest Quarter 653:95 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence, continue West 165 feet;'
thence South 0 degrees 43 min-
utes 04 seconds West parrallellng
the West Side of the Northeast
Quarter of.the Northwest Quarters
697.77 feet to the South Side of
the Northeast Quarter 'of the
Northwest Quarter; thence North
89 degrees 14 minutes 48 sec-
'onds East on the South Side of
the Northeast Quarter of' the
Northwest Quarter, 121.95 feet,
thence North 0 degrees 29 mIint
utes 10 seconds East paralleling
the East Side of the Northwest.
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter
approximately 125 feet to the
approximate center of Max
Branch; thence Northeasterly
along approximate center of Max
Branch approximately 45 feet;
.thence North 0 degrees 29 min-
utes 10 seconds East 567.00 feet
to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Subject to a private road ease-
ment across the North 30.00 feet
thereof, all in Hardee County,
Florida.
STREET ADDRESS; Darkwing
Drive, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at
public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, outside
Room 202 on the 2nd Floor of the
Hardee County Courhouse, locat-
ed at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, in accordance
with Section 45.031, Florida
Statutes (2004), at 11:00 a.m., on
the 28 day Of December 2011.


NOTICE: Any person claiming
an interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the proper-
ty owner as of the date of the Us
Pendegs must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.,
SIGNED this December 6, 2011.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk.


prosecution (COP).
Cecil Winthrop Crews, bat-
tery and disorderly intoxication,
S677 fine and court costs, S50
public defender fee, S50 COP,
S50 investigative costs.
Harland Hardwick, domestic
battery. not prosecuted.
Leslie Leann Turner, resist-
ing an officer without violent
force, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 COP, 25
hours community service.
Waylon Chester, taking
wildlife on roads or rights-of-'
way, discharging a firearm in
public and possession of mari-
juana, completed pretrial inter-
vention program, not prosecut-
ed.
Patricio Hernandez, resisting
an officer without violence,
adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $50 COP,
$50 investigative costs.
Amber Lynn Mitchell, offer-
ing to commit prostitution, not -
prosecuted.
Gerarda Lopez Ortiz, domes-
tic battery, not prosecuted.,
SSaul Vargas, disorderly con-
duct and battery, not prosecut-
ed.
Jose Miguel Lopez, domestic
Battery and disorderly intoxica-
tion, time served, probation one
year, $677 fine and court costs,
$50 COP, $50 investigative
costs.
Ernest Anthony Rogers, tres-
pass on structure/conveyance,
probation six months, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 COP; failure
of convicted felon to register.
and trespass on structure/con-
veyance, not prosecuted.
Andrew Rupert, two counts
possession of marijuana and
two counts possession of drug'
paraphernalia, adjudication
withheld, .two months in jail
with credit for,-time served
S(CTS), probation one year,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fee, $50 COP,
$50 investigative costs.
Jose 'Andres Esquivel, .bat-
tery, possession of marijuana
and possession of drug para-
'phernalia, completed pretrial,
intervention, no, prosecuted.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
offer of the"ififit cotnf:
Moussa Camara vs. Kenneth
Tucker and the state Depart-
ment of Corrections, petition to



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE'
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252003DR000247
RONALD EDWARD SNEIDER JR.,
Petitioner
and :.


CAREY DEANN SNEIDER,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR CHANGE OF CUSTODY
TO: CAREY DEANN SNEIDER
4612 WILLIAMS TOWN
BLVD.
LAKELAND, FL 33810
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
action has been filed against y
and that you are required to ser
copy of your written defenses
any, to It on RONALD EDWAI
SNEIDER JR., whose address
2308 OXENDINE RD., ZOLI
SPRINGS, FL 33890, on or befo
Dec. 23, 2011, and file the origi
with the clerk of this Court at 4
WEST MAIN STREET, WAUCh
LA, FL 33873, befOre service"'
Petitioner or Immediately the
After. If you fail to do so, a defa
may be entered against you
the relief demanded in t
.Petition.

Copies of all court documer
In this case, including orders, a
available. at the Clerk of t
Circuit Court's office. You m
review these documents up
request.
You must keep the' Clerk
Circuit Court's office notified
your current address. (You m
'file Notice of Current Addrel
SFlorida Supreme Court Approv
Family Law Form 12.915.) Futu
papers In this lawsuit will
mailed to the address on reco
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flori
Family Law Rules of Procedu
requires certain automatic disc
sure of documents and inform
tion. Failure to comply can res
In sanctions, including dismiss
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: November 21, 2011
B.HUGH BRADLEY, CLEI
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUI
By: Connie Cok
Deputy Cle


review inmate status.
Dianne Marie Humphrey and
Ralph Calahan Humphrey.
divorce.
Angela Daniels and Derek
Daniels, divorce.
Martha Chavira vs. David
Lamar Hill, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Unit vs' Yvonne Herrera
et al, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Wauchula S .- Bank vs.
Yehoshua and Susan Gevion,
damages-contracts and indebt-'
edness.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Eugene Wayne Legum, dam-
ages contracts and indebted-
ness.
Takeesha Nashell Coon and.
the state Department of Rev-
enue (DOR) vs. Timmy Lee
Coon, petition for child support.
Amanda Nicole Sanchez and
DOR vs. Hehu Sanchez, peti-
tion for child support.
Tammy L. Spain and DOR;
vs. Lamar D,, Spain Jr., petition_
for child support.
Angela Keene and DOR vs..
Michael C. Thompson, petition
for child support.
Bonnie F. Thompson and
DOR vs. Debbie Faye Thomp-
son, petition for child support.
Maria Ordehi vs. Corey
Fowler, petition for injunction
for protection.
Armando Hernandez and
Pureza Amesquita, divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the. circuit court
judge:'
Amanda Sherrie Outley and
DOR vs. -Javon Shondell
Dukes, modification of child
support.
Chance D. Moye and Harley
Dee Franklin Moye, divorce.
Amy Abhott Franks and
Mark Allen Franks, divorce.
Reyes O. Navarro and Maria
Yolanda Luna, order.
Monica L. Reas and Stephen
SStuart Reas, amended order.
Daniel V. Braddock and Julie
Mann Braddock, amended
judgment.
Lynne Juanita Johnson and
DOR vs. Jason B. Arledge,
modification of child support.
Tiffany Ann Kirk and Homer
Curtis Kirk Jr., order.
Tomeka S. Rodriguez and
DOR vs. Lance E. Thompkins,
child support order.
Cherylene D. Carlton and
DOR. vs. Delisha, K. Redden.
amended child support order.
Simmie Smith and DOR vs.
Andre D. Thomas Jr., child sup-
port order.
Gregg Spivey vs. Daniel
Hardwick, dismissal of tempo-
rury injunction for protection.
SVirginia Driver vs. Neiille
Watt, dismissal of 'temporary
injunction for protection;
Mary Josie Martinez and
DOR vs. Reynaldo Acuna
Rivera, voluntary dismissal.
Betty Sue Roberts and DOR
vs. Weldon, Earl Roberts,
amended child support order.


Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs.
Hiram Ian and Kimberly Jean
Trott et al, voluntary dismissal.
Delores Zepeda and DOR vs.
Naomi Esquivel, child support
order.
Miranda Nichole Black and
'DOR vs. Robert Preston
Bivens, child support order.
Octavia Johnson vs. Octavi-
ous Reese, amended injunction
for protection.
James Kenneth Crawford
and Sakina Habiba Shakir
Washington Crawford, divorce.
Jose L. Rodriguez and DOR
vs. Apolinia Martinez, child
support order.
Maribel Melissa Martinez
and DOR vs. Cedric Levell
'Scott, order on child support
contempt.
Nikki Michelle Rivers and
DOR vs. Darius Hudson; order.
Juana Leija and DOR vs.
Mario Y. Valadez Jr., voluntary
dismissal.
Debra Morris and DOR vs.
Garrett Sheffield, order.
Marcy D Talho and DOR vs.
Darius \V Hudson.' order.
Doris Yvonne Hernandez and
DOR vs. Veronica Ann Torres,
order.
Veronica B. Garcia and DOR
vs. Jose Ljuis Espinoza Jr.,
child support order.
Marcy Rivera and DOR vs.
Eliseo Sanchez, voluntary dis-
missal.
Vanessa Guadalupe Rod-
riguez Gonzalez and Jose G.
Gonzalez Jr., divorce.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is'
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant


to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation, office, and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.,
Dawn Cimminio. burglary of
an unoccupied structure/-
dwelling. two counts passing a
forged bank note or check;
forgery of a bank note or check
and violation of probation
original charges trespass and
petit theft), probation revoked,
eight months in jail, two years
community control house
arrest, $520 fine and court
costs, S500 public defender'
fees. $200 COP and $24, First
Step probation fees placed on
lien.
Noe Macedo, grand'theft and
possession of burglary tools'
with intent to use, no bill.
George Eugene Patterson,
operating an unpermitted land-
fill, adjudication withheld, $520
fine and court costs, $200 pub-
lic 'defender fees, $100 COP;
violation of Florida litter law-
felony dumping, not prosecut-
ed.
Dustyn Purser, violation of
probation (original charges bur-
glary of an unoccupied struc-
ture and grand theft), resume
probation, $150 public defender
fee. and $ 100 COP added to
outstanding fines and fees.
Bennie James Richardson,
possession of cocaine'and pos-.
session of drug paraphernalia,
transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
Marvin Junior Williams, pos-
session of a firearm by a. con-
victed felon, not prosecuted.
Vanessa Warren, petition to
modify probation (original
charges defrauding a secondary
metals recycler and petit theft),
probation terminated, outstand-
ing fines, and fees placed on
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lien.
Gilber Carmona, possession
of an electronic device by a
convicted felon, possession of
methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, two
years community control, $520
fine and court costs, $100 COP
'and $24 First Step placed on
lien.
Ronald Boyd, battery, found
not guilty by jury.
Shadarius Camel, burglary of
a conveyance, grand theft and
criminal mischief, adjudication
withheld, probation three years,
$520 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees, $100
COP, $36 First Step, 75 hours
community service.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Arthur Conley to Allan S.
Jordan, $29,000.
Virginia Lee Oden to GEO
Food Store Inc., $23,500.
Norman Warren Properties
Inc. et al to Catchers LLC,
$270,000.
Velva Ruth Hartt as trustee to
SVR Bar LLC, $955,000.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation to Chad Anderson,
$32,000.
Vincent G. Jr. and Lisa R.
Maffei to Edward and Mireya
Gutierrez, $190,000.
Dana Slaughter to Dana
Slaughter and Gerald W.
Boatwright Jr., $31,000.
Charles F. and Rochelle A..
Klie to Carl G. and Robyn L.
Gale, $30,000.
Roe Groves Inc. to Round
Orange LLC, $200,000.
K.J. Rentals Inc. to Edmundo
Torres, $17,000.
Farr Groves LLC to Catchers
LLC, $406,000.


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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
Dec. 11, Jose PatriciodGutierrez, 43, of 416 S. 10th Ave.,
Wauciula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Eduardo
Cruz and charged with DUI.
Dec. 11, criminal mischief on Third Street East and thefts on
Fourth Street East and on Cherokee Lane were reported.

Dec. 10, Jose Luis Salvador, 23, of 1280 Laurel Glenn Dr.,
Bartow, was arrested by FHP-Tpr. Eduardo Cruz and charged with
four counts DUI.
Dec. 9, residential burglaries on Crewsville Koad and on Ola
Bradenton Road, and thefts on Blue Jay Road and on U.S. 17 North
were reported.
Dec. 8, Archie James Hin- 49, of 11117 Lakewood Pointe
Dr., Seffner, was arrested by De'p. arl Harrison on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
Dec. 8, Juan Carlos Aldana, 28, of 11704 Twin Maples Place,
Tampa, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake on two counts of
obscene communication from a computer to a minor.
Dec. 8, burglary of a conveyance on Lincoln Street, a vehicle
stolen on Azalea Lane, and tags stolen on Tennessee Street and on
Denver Avenue were reported.
S Dec. 7, Filiberto Gonzales Ramirez, 19, of 3952 John Carlton
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina and
charged with armed trespass.
Dec. 7, residential burglaries on Sweetwater Road and Crews-
ville Road, a fight at Magnolia and Third Street and thefts on
Vandolah Road, Cecil Durrance Road, U.S. 17 North, SR 62 and
Palmer Road were reported.
Dec. 6, McKinley Jerome Scott, 48, of 26301 Explorer Road,
Punta Gorda, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged i
with crimes against a person, abuse of an elderly or disabled per-
son.
Dec. 6, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North, criminal mis-
chief on Rigdon Road, and thefts on Osprey Lane and on Vandolah
Road were reported.
Dec. 5, Cornelius Jerome Kilpatrick, 28, of 838 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged.
with battery and obstructing justice with intimidation or threats.
Dec. 5, Eliazar Garcia, 23, of 502 Fifth St. East, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Micah Hendrickson and charged with battery.
Dec. 5, a lag stolen on Myrick Avenue, criminal mischief on
Honeysutkle Street and thefts at U.S. 17 North, Popash Road, Pear
Street, East Main Street and Steve Roberts Special were reported.

WAUCHULA
Dec. 11, a theft oin North Seventh Avenue was reported.
Dec. 10, Jose Chamale Siney, 37, of 208 S. Seventh Ave.,


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the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the
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Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with dis-
orderly intoxication.
Dec. 10, residential burglaries on South Eighth Avenue was
reported.
Dec. 9, Rian Kelsi Arnold, 20, of 11073-106th St., Largo, was
arrested by Ofc. Frank Yodonis on a pair of out-of-county warrants.
Dec. 9, a residential burglary on Saunders Street and criminal
mischief on South Seventh Avenue were reported.
Dec. 8, a residential burglary at a different location on South
Eighth Avenue was reported.
Dec. 7, a theft on East Main Street was reported.
Dec. 6, thefts on U.S. 17 South and on South First Avenue
were reported.
Dec. 5, a vehicle stolen on East Bay Street was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Dec. 9, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.


For the week ended December 08, 2011
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipt totaled 11,258 com-
pared to 11,482 last week, and 11,949 last year. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to one week ago, slaughter cows 1.00 ;o 3.00 higher, bulls steady to
1.00 lower, feeder steers 1.00 to 3.00 higher, steer calves 2.00 to
5.00 higher, heifers and heifer calves 3.00 to 5.00 higher, replace-
ment cows 3.00 to 5.00 lower. ,


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:




Slaughter Cows:
52.00-61.00

Slaughter Bulls':
73.00-88.00
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Week ending December 11, 2011
Weather Summary: Most areas within Florida had tempera-
tures averaging one to three degrees above normal. Highs were in
the 80s and 90s, while lows ranged between the 30s and 50s. Some
,rain increased topsoil moisture but did not affect subsoil moisture.
Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) Stations recording
over an inch of rain include: Indian River (1.95 in.), Fort Pierce
(1.70 in.), Fort Lauderdale (1.50 in.), and Belle Glade (1.48 in.).
Approximately 60 percent of the topsoil and subsoil moisture rat-
ings were adequate or surplus. According to the U.S. Drought
Monitor, last updated December 6, drought conditions were not as
prevalent compared to the previous year. Currently, 46 percent of
the State had drought compared to 96 percent last year.
Field Crops: Sugarcane was quickly being harvested. Sugar-
cane planting continued. Most sugarcane producers would like to
have planting completed by the Christmas holiday. Field crop har-
vesting was ending for most crops. Harvest was virtually complete
for cotton and peanuts in Walton County. Small amounts of soy-
beans were harvested in Suwannee County. In the Panhandle
region, some farmers had sufficient soil moisture to plant wheat.
Flagler and Putnam: counties were preparing to plant potatoes,
Vegetables: In Flagler and Putnam counties, cabbage planting
was underway. Recent weekend rains increased risk of disease for
vegetable crops in St. Lucie County. Harvesting and replanting of
winter vegetables continued in south Miami-Dade County. USDA's
Agricultural Marketing Service movement included strawberries,
avocados, snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant,, endive,
escarole, bell peppers, radishes, squash, and tomatoes. Okra was
finished for the season. Light harvesting of celery was expected to
begin in two weeks.
Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the pasture conditions
ranged from very poor to excellent with 25 percent in good condi-
tion. Drought and cold temperatures limited winter forage growth.
Hay and supplements were fed to livestock. The cattle conditions
ranged from very poor to excellent with,50 percent in good condi-
tion. In the Panhandle and northern areas, the pasture conditions
ranged from very poor to, excellent with most in poor to fair condi-
tion. Dry soils limited inter grazing. Cool season pastures grew
enough for light grazing in some locations. However, drought
severely limited winter forage in other locations. Some fields for
winter grazing finally received. enough rain to permit fertilizing.
Most producers were actively feeding hay. Cattle ranged from poor
to excellent condition with most fair to good. In the central areas.
the pasture conditions ranged from very poor to good with most in
fair condition. Ryegrass was being planted for winter forage. The
conditions of'the cattle ranged from very poor to excellent with
most in good condition. Supplemental hay was being fed. In the
southern areas, the pasture conditions ranged'from poor to excel-
lent with most in fair condition. The conditions of the cattle ranged
from poor to excellent with most in good condition.
Citrus: Highs this week'ireached the 80s while evening and
morning lows were in the 40s and 50s. Rainfall was sparse in most
of the citrus growing region with' only the East Coast receiving sig-
nificant amounts of precipitation:The highest recorded total was in
Vero Beach at about two inches. Harvesting of early and mid-sea-
son oranges increased significantly over the past two weeks reach-
ing over five million boxes for the first time this season, not includ-
ing Navels. Maturity tests revealed riiich'higher ratios than last
season on all orange varieties and on colored and white grapefruit.
Fresh specialty citrus tangeloss and tangerines combined) ship-
ments have been between one-hundred fifty and two-hundred thou-
sand boxes weekly, slightly less,than last season.
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Nu-Hope Elder Care Thanksgiving Luncheon Held


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Nu-Hope Elder Care Service Executive Di-
rector Ingra Gardner welcomes guests at
Nov. 21 Thanksgiving luncheon at Cather-
ine McDonald Center in Wauchula,


Carolyn Thieme is nutrition coordinator
for Nu-Hope Elder Care which serves the
elderly in Hardee County. Lunch is served
at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and
home-delivered meals are available'for
home-bound elderly citizens. :


Donna Lyles wore a turkey costume.


Singing and playing the guitar was Euclid
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Gene's Country Classic Band performed at luncheon. From
Eugene Longo, Dick Taylor and Ron Holmes.


Language is by its very nature a communal thing; that is,
it expresses never the exact thing but a compromise -
that which is common to you, me arid-everybody.,
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learn more about Nu-Hope Elder Care services call 773-2022.


Life is its own journey, presupposes its own change and
movement, and one tries to arrest them at one's eternal
peril. ,
-Laurens van der Post


The homeland of the first immigrant processed at Ellis Is-
land was Ireland. Her name was Annie Moore and she was
from County Cork. She passed through Ellis Island on
January 1, 1892.


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