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Annual MLK Parade

Seeks Entrants

... Story 3A


The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No.43
2 Sections, 20 Pages
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Thursday, December 29, 2011


Shepard Resigns,



Choate Reinstated


-. By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Emergency Management Di-
. rector Richard Shepard submit-
ted his resignation Tuesday
-..amid accusations of misconduct
while on the job and attempting
to cover it up.'
Fire Chief/Public Safety
Director Michael Choate was
reinstated by County Manager
Lex Albritton on Thursday
morning of last week after
being suspended -with pay for
one day.
,Albritton said an internal
affairs investigation led by
county labor attorney Reynolds
Allen is under way but is not
finished at.'this point. It. is
expected "to be completed by the,
~end of the week.
..-- . . Albritton said Shepard and
.V his attorney's submitted the res-
.. : .N ignation effective Dec. 30, 2011
because he is on an already
PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO scheduled vacation thisweek.
Eleven firefighters and five vehicles were dispatched last Thursday to this house on Old Crewsville Road. The call He said all parties named in
came in at 11:42 a.m.,*lnd as firefighterS responded to the scene they were told the occupants were still inside. the accusations have denied the
Upon.their arrival at 11.46 a.m., however, it was'discovered that the Hardee County Sheriff's Office had pulled a claims made involving Choate
woman out of a back bedroom window. The woman, Summer Lanham, was tended to by paramedics and then and therefore he was reinstated.
reunited with grandchildren Memori Pritchard, 7, and Thomas Pritchard, 4, who also had been in the home when At least some.of,the, allega-
the blaze began. Firefighters had the flames under. control in less than 15 minutes, using 750 gallons of water. tions made against Shepard
According to the fire report, the blaze started in a bedroom closet but the cause was undetermined. were substantiated during. the


Looking Back At 2011: January-June


The year in review: The following are Hardee County's top stories
of 2011. This week, a look at the newsmakers of Januairy through
June.
JANUARY
A 21-year-old Hispanic man was shot to death outside a mobile
home early Sunday night, Bowling Green police.havie reported. His
alleged killer has been arrested.
A 56-year-old Wauchula man has been accused of a capital
crime in the alleged molestation several years ago of a young child.
This past summer's heavy rains affected Hardee County far
more than anticipated. Eiloiun diong a rural Zolfo Springs creek bed
cleared away bones of a mammal believed to have died off more than
1.-,000 years ago, leading to a find of historically ,gnific:in, propor-
tions.
Royal's inc. will close its Royal's FLInulitulc ,lore in downtown
Wauchula, the Belle Glade-based retailer announced Tuesday.
A homeless migrant worker was found dead last week in.a stored
office trailer where lie often slept.
FEBRUARY
A church group looking for additional space instead found the


decomposed body of a man while exploring modular units up for
sale at a Wauchula manufacturing company last week.
A workshop tomorrow (Friday) could'result in a change in the"
county manager's job description or his job. The Hardee County
Commission has designated its workshop, which begins at 8:30 a.m.,
to address issues with the county manager.
With one keenly aimed slice of his cleaver, Gov. Rick Scott on
Friday dissected the Wauchula City Commission into thosewho had
. broken the Sunshine Law and those who had not, and then disposed'
of those who had. Scott issued an ultimatum to five of the seven-
member board: resign by 5 o'clock that day or be removed.
The 70th running of the Hardee County Fair is well under way,
with pageants a part of the highlights. This year's crown for the 2011
Miss Hardee County was awarded to Kara Norris. She also won Miss
Photogenic.
MARCH
A 100-year-old home was destroyed by fire on Wednesday
night. The old two-story Mabry Carlton home had been moved from
Eist Main Street to Rabbit Run off Ed Wells Road near Seven-Mile
Point. According to Fire-Rescue Lt. Greg Pfeiffer, the call that a
home was engulfed in flames was received at 11:14 p.m. About 3,600
See LOOKING BACK 2A


School Sites Name Top Workers


interviews which prompted his
resignation, Albritton said.
He did not want to go into
Detail or comment further on
the investigation until it is com-
pleted. Choate said it feels good
to be back to work.
Shepard allegedly left. a
South West Florida Water
Management meeting in
Lakeland while on county time
to meet up with a female
acquaintance.
When questioned by Albrit-
ton he said he was having lunch
with a Polk County emergency
management employee because
he was not invited to the morn-
ing meeting.
An email from Shepard's
personal account to the woman
said he was.not worried because
he had arraigned for Choate to
cover for him, going on to say
the two had covered for one
another "on more* than one
occasion."
Shepard told the woman in
the email that at least three peo-
ple knew about their affair
including Choate but not to
worry about word getting out
because he had "dirt" on all
three of them.


City Wants Impact

Fee For Ballfield


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Com-
mission was shocked to learn
that the city of Wauchula is
assessing a $10,000 impact fee
for two-inch water and sewer
hookups on the nearly complet-
ed baseball fields at Hardee
Park.
Danny Weeks,-facilities di-
rector for the county, said origi-
nal plans for the concession
stand and bathrooms called for
installing a septic tank, and no
one anticipated the impact fee
being a considerable expense'
once plans changed to using
city utilities.
He said the county has laid
the pipe to the city right of way,
and is waiting for it to be con-
nected before the $800,000
facility'can be completed.
Commissioners felt the
$10,000 should be waived
because the fields are a commu-
nity asset used by children who


live all over the county, includ-
ing many from the cities.
Weeks said the city has con-
tributed some to the fields
through in-kind -services, by
putting up poles and hooking up
some of the lights at no charge.
Commissioners decided to
talk to former county commis-
sioner and 'current City Man-
ager Terry Atchley to see if the
fee could be waived or negotiat-
ed. Atchley said Tuesday he
would check with city attorney
Cliff Ables to see if the $10,000
could be waived if the City
Commission chooses to do so.
Atchley said the issue will be
discussed at the city workshop
scheduled for Tuesday.
One option proposed by
county commissioners was for
the county to forgive roughly
$8,000 owed to the county for
the city's portion of renovation
work done at the public library
in exchange for the city forego-
ing its impact fee;


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Seventeen school-district em-
ployees have been chosen by


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Community Calendar....3A
Courthouse Report.....12A
Crime Blotter.................6B
Hardee Living................6A
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tneir peers as the top staffers at
their worksites.
Now, each will vie for the
honor of becoming either the
districtwide Teacher of the Year
or School-Related Employee of
the Year.
All will be recognized at the
annual banquet, set for Jan. 24
at .6 p.m. at the Agri-Civic
Center in Wauchula. There, the
district winners will be named
from among the seven teachers
nominated by their schools and
the 10 non-instructional em-
ployees nominated at their
workplaces.
Since being voted tops at.
their worksites, the nominees
have been interviewed by a dis-
trict selection committee made
up of administrators, a School
Board member and a union rep-
resentative. Only one teacher


and one school-related employ- Related Employee ot the Year
ee can be chosen. are:


Elected Teacher ot the Year at
their schools and up for consid-
eration as Hardee County
Teacher of the Year are:
Lt. Col. Anthony.Hingle of
Hardee Senior High School.
Tonda Armstrong of North
Wauchula Elementary School.
Tamara Hendry of Zolfo
Springs Elementary School.
Kim Davis of Bowling Green
Elementary School.
Kim Schraeder of Wauchula
Elementary School..
Brenda Knight of Hardee
Junior High School.
Sheryl Mosley of Hilltop
Elementary School.
Elected as School-Related
Employee of the Year at their
workplaces and in the running
for Hardee County School-


Johnny Coronado Sr. of
Hardee Senior High School.
James Edward Johnson of
North Wauchula Elementary
School.
Linda Choate of Wauchula
Elementary School.
Luisa Limon of Hilltop
Elementary School.
Arloa Coffell of the
Transportation Department.
Tammy Cobb Fitzgerald of
the district offices.
Janie Garcia of Hardee Junior
High School.
Debbie Reyna of Zolfo
Springs Elementary School.,
Patty Jones of Bowling Green
Elementary School.
Jimmy "Jimbo" Williams of
the Educational Facilities
Department.


Wauchula Looks At

New Commissioner


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula residents interested
in being on the City Commis-
sion have until tomorrow
(Friday) to apply.
So far, applicants are former
commissioner Dan Graham and
Planning & Zoning Board
member Peter Preston.
The closing date for applica-
tions for the vacancy on the
commission is noon Friday. All
that is necessary is to complete
an. informational profile and


turn it in at the City Admin-
istration Building at 126 S.
Seventh Avenue.
The two-page data form for
commission and board appoint-
ments is simple, listing past
experience,, residency within
the city limits for at least a year,
voter registration eligibility and
such. Since it is an at-large seat,
an applicant can reside any-
where within the city limits. For
instance, Graham is a District 2
resident and Preston lives in
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|7 Building Named

For Official

) ... Details 7B


Fossil Hunters

Find Hardee!

... Column 11A


CLOSET FIRE


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2A The Herald-Advocate. December 29. 2011


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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Kelly's Column

By Jim


S Jim and Linda See were recently honored as business people
of the year. by the Hardee Chamber of Commerce. They opened the
Java Cafe in 2005 and have five apartments above the cafe. He
owns Jim See Realty.
For 10 years See managed 11,000 acres of citrus for Met Life
and 5,000 acres of citrus for River Sun in St. Lucie and Martin
counties. They sold about four million boxes of oranges annually.
Jim and his late father Vernon See worked many years with Joe
L. Davis Real Estate and formed their own company in 1998. Jim
See is on the local Economic Development Council and Iiidustrial
Development Authority.
Vernon and his brothers Billy and Jackie owned and operated
See's Drive-in Restaurant in Wauchula and See's Truck Stop in
Bowling Green in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Several years ago there were 50 to 100 pigeons living in down-
town Wauchula. Today there are about 25 to 30.
Most of the reduction is due to nesting areas eliminated. A few
pigeons have been shot at the.edstern edge of the city limits. It is
not good to have a large pigeon population in the downtown area.
SThey like to nest inside -vacant buildings or houses:. .

Regular unleaded gasoline pricesihave faliternto about $3.1.5 a
gallon in Hardee. Falling gasoline prices are always welcomed by
consumers,

The small jet/airplane on display east of the American Legion
building in Wauchula is being repainted. That is also good news.

Rev. Harold Davis, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in
Bowling Green, is a devoted member of Rotary Club and likes to
make pecan pies at Christmas-time. He generally makes 50 to 100
pecan pies and has been doing this for 28 years.They are excellent.

Famous athletes often are not role models to look up to for
moral and ethical guidance, wrote Jonathan Gurwitch of the San
Antonio Express News. They are "fallible human beings, like the
rest of us, prone to make mistakes, break laws and sin."
He said a notable recent exception is NBA star David
Robinson.
The most recent exception is Tim Tebow, quarterback of the
NFL Denver Broncos. He worked with his missionary parents in
the Philippines helping the poor, wrote Gurwitz. Tim Tebow "looks
and acts like a role model" and has established a foundation to help
worthy causes, including starting an orphanage in the Philippines.
My daughter Mindy recently gave us Tebow's. new book
"Through My.Eyes." He has a chance this weekend to lead the
Broncos to the playoffs and a division title with a win over Kansas
City.
He is not shy about professing his Christian faith. He writes,
"When it comes to making our decisions, the keythat God 'is con-
cerned with is that we are trusting and seeking him. God's desire is
for us to align our lives with His Word and His will."
Tebow. has many supporters but some detractors.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he likes an
emphasis on spirituality with Tim Tebow. "It's a great thing that
people are talking about faith and values that are important-we-
need that in society."

We wish everyone a Happy New Year in 2012. May the wind
be at our backs, our problems be small, and our good resolutions be
kept. Let's remember to get some exercise and to eat some fruits
and veggies in 2012. Bodybuilder Charles Atlas used to say a big
airplane needs good clean fuel to fly across the country.
Hopefully 2012 will have world peace and good election out-
comes.


Aphra.Behn (1640-1689), the first woman in England to be-
come a professional writer, also worked as a spy for King
Charles II of England.



WAUCIIA
Continued From 1A
District I. ning for re-election in the fall of
The commission vacancy 2012. Only commissioners
arose because of a series of John Freeman and Russell
events. First, former Hardee Smith will continue on the com-
County Commission Chairman mission for their four-year
Terry Atchley was chosen as the terms ending in 2014.
new city manager. At the Dec. 12 meeting.the
When he resigned from the commission chose Nadaskay as
County Commission, the its mayor and Baker as mayor
.vacancy was filled by Gov. pro tem.
Rick Scott's appointment of- The commission will review
then Waichula Mayor Rick applicants for the vacancy at its
Knight to that District 3 seat. monthly workshop rescheduled
Knight, Ken. Baker, Keith to Tuesday at 5 p.m. because of
Nadaskay, Gary Smith and the New Year's holiday. One
Pattie Detwiler were elected will be chosen to join the com-
last spring to fill terms on the- mission at its regularly sched-
commission'. The new commis- uled monthly meeting on Jan. 9
sioner appointed to replace at 6 p.m.
Knight will join them in run-


square feet on each story, the home could not be saved, though using
water from the tanker and a nearby pond.

Seventy grams of methamphetamines and an AK-47 automatic
firearm were among the take in a Bowling Green Police Department
narcotics operation which ended Friday. The probe also led to
charges against a total of 13 people, authorities said.

A 30-year-old Bowling Green man who shot a man he had been
feuding with has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. Eligio
Gomez-Muniz was arrested by Bowling Green police on July 2.,
2009, and charged with attempted second-degree murder.

In contrast to a decade's worth of predictions and estimates for
10 percent growth here. the 2010 U.S. Census shows less, than a
three-percent gain in Hardee County's population overthe past 10
years. There were 26,938 residents in the county as registered by the
2000 Census. In 2010, the number rose to 27,731, aijd increase of
793 citizens, according to figures released last 'Thurisday by U.S.
Census officials.
A 16-year-old Bowling Green boy was killed last week in a sin-
gle-vehicle crash on a county road. Shawn "Cody" Svendson was
partially ejected after losing control of the 2001 Kia he was driving
on Hobb Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said. le was not wearing
a seat belt at the time. '

A 16-year-old girl and an as yet Unidentified Inan jost their lives
following two separate crashes in the past week.'Cassidy Knight of
Wauchula died after an all-terrain vehicle she was dr iving Sunday
night flipped over, trapping her underneath, the Hardee County Sher-
iff's Office said. In a second crash Monday afternoon, a farm worker
was killed when a van overturned.

APRIL
The list of debts created by the ousted Wauchula City Commis-
sion continues to grow. Legal fees caused by its wrongdoing
amounted to almost $24,000 in the 11 months which ended when
five sitting commissioners left ther seats on Feb. 1I1.

A federal appellate court in Atlanta has dismissed an injunction
,against Mosaic's South Fort Meade Mine extension and returned the
lawsuit to the U.S. District Court in Jacksonville, wherethe proceed-
ings begafi last June.

Authorities have now released a positive identification for the
victim of a Christmas crash here. Killed in the holiday wreck was
Jennifer Naomi Wilkins-Dunkin, 22, of Lake Wales. She was a for-
mer Hardee Countian.with lchl:ivcs >till lIving in Wauchula.

Four Hardee County commissioners are in a quandary again
about their responsibilities in avoiding Sunshine Law violations after
receiving letters blasting two county officials.

MAY
.Wauchula voters who haven't taken advantage of early voting
will go to the polls on Tuesday. All eligible voters are urged to cast
their votes in the city-wide Special Election to select four.commis-
sioners so the city can get on with its business, which came to a
screeching halt when five commissioners were ordered out of office
on Feb.'l 1.

There will be a runoff ini the Wauchula election. With just under
15 percent of local voters going to the polls, three winners were de-
clared on Tuesday night. Kenny Baker won Seat 4, Gary Smith took
Seat 5, and Rick Knight secured Seat 7: In the four-person Seat,3
race, the top two vote-getters, Dan Graham and Keith Nadasky, will
have a run-off in about three weeks. .,.. o .. ,,.....
. ,0 .. . -, ,? f^ LY'..'.. iiff hI', :;
Two employees ata local group :gQme, lisble4ult.baye
been charged in the death of an man living there..Accused of aggra-
vated manslaughter and neglect ofa disabled adult are Cynthia




Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills


AROUND THE PARK
We welcome Robert Ver-
reault, Fred and Susie Fry, and
Sam and Faye Pollac to the
park.
Bill and. Eunice Lockwood
were blest to have- daughter
Ester and grandsons Leg and
Will visiting from Akron, Ohio.
,They really enjoyed the sun-
shine, going to the. beach and
the highlights of Florida.
Audrey and George Semler
were blessed to have daughter
Becky and husband D.J.
Kerkow and granddaughter
Sarah and husband Storm with
them for Christmas.
We Were glad when Elina
Henderson arrived after waiting
in the airport for 11 hours.
It is great. to hear some jam-
ming around the park. Larry
Reid was heard with some of
his players at the clubhouse.
You might just hear some pick-
ing going oih in the front lawn
with Glenn Ba ett, Les Day,
Ray Moore, Wil Penny and
Dale. Just bring a\chair and sit'
down when you ear anyone
playing music.
Don't forget to look at the cal-
endar, as there is always some-
thing going on.

BINGO
Bingo has been gaining more.
players as the weeks go by. On
Tuesday '18 played, and the
jackpot went to Joan Newton,
Connie Akelian won the 50/50
and merchant certificates were
won by seven people.
On Thursday, there were only
nine in attendance. It was a very
sociable evening and everyone
won at least one game. The
50/50 was won by Estelle
Wheeler. The jackpot was
shared' by Eddie Philips,
Audrey Semler and Estelle
Wheeler. Eight merchant cer-
tificates were given out.


POKENO
Monday saw four players bat-
tling for the most pennies and
Eddie Philips took them all
home with her.
On Wednesday the players
were Connie Akalian; Janelle
Reid, Audrey Semler and Eddie
Philips. Now, I don't know what
Audrey Semler and Mary Marr
will do for next week, as they
lost,most of their pennies. Will
someone please drop some
around the park, so they can
play next week?

HORSESHOES
The men are gearing up for
the annual horseshoe tourna-
ment. The whooping and hol-
lering almost makes you want
to join them for the fun. They .
take their horseshoeing very
seriously.
It used to be all you heard
was George Semler clinging
and a tlanging. That changed a
few years ago when new park
members found out about the
joys of horseshoeing. .

CHRISTMAS
Our Christmns dinner saw a
great crowd of family sharing a
wonderful meal prepared by
the many good cooks we have
in the park. Each one has their
own, specialty. We appreciate
thfse who decorated the hall
with glee and those who
wrapped gifts for oir card
bingo that Audrey Semler heads
up every year. What fun we
have taking gifts from one
another! However, no one went
h6me empty-handed.

SHUFFLEBOARD
What a lovely-day we had for
shuffleboard. .Audrey Semler
and Nancy Penny, were the'
champs for the- week. Oh, hQw
excited they were!
God's blessing for the new
yeA ,,

,


Some say the English were the first to seal-wine bottles with
cork. However, getting the cork out to get to the wine required
a special tool-the corkscrew.The aim of life is self-develop-
ment To realize one's nature perfectly-that is what each of
us is here for.


Joanne Hernandez. 23, of Wauchula, and Nikki Michelle Rivers, 28,
of Bowling Green.

A 38-year-old Wauchula man could spend the rest of his life in
prison if convicted of the molestation allegations currently levied
against him. Carlos Bautista Chavez of Wauchula has been arrested
by the Hardee County Sheriff's Office on charges of lewd and las-
civious behavior on a victim aged 12-16, a second-degree felony.

Bob Douglas Jr.. 65.of Seaford. Del., has found (!s.birth mother
in Wauchula thanks to a March 24 story in The Herald-Advocate en-
titled "Who Were My Parents?" Son and'mother were reunited last
weekend in Wauchula.

JUNE
Keith Nadasky was declared the winner in the run-off election
on Tuesday for the vacant Seat 3 on the Wauchula City Commission.

After a contentious workshop Friday morning, the County Com-
mission is still unsure of what to do about the fire and rescue dis-
patching situation. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd sent a letter to
'the commission on May 4 informing it of his decision to stop dis-
patching for Hardee County Fire-Rescue "no later than" Oct. 1.

The Mosaic Co. informed the Hardee County Industrial Devel-
opment Authority it will apply.for grant money for the mega multi-
million-dollar luxury resort the company is building in Polk County.

A pair of Wauchula linemen driving by saved two women in a
burning house. Carl Carte and Jerry Welch were working on a power
outage late Tuesday evening when they heard a woman yelling as
they passed a home on Seventh Avenue. Seeing there was a fire,
Welch grabbed a fire extinguished as they raced to the home. They
were able to get one woman out a window, and then Welch ran to
the back and got the woman's sister out of the home.

Love of God, love of nation, and patriotic pride aside,.there will
be no public fireworks displays in Hardee County this July Fourth.

Next week: The top stories ofJuly through December 2011.


New Years,

New Years is Coming! New Years is Coming!
Like Custer's Last Stand, before winter's charge
So gather round...parties...Celebrating!
Before gray, chilling wind's blowing-carnage.


Raise a toast to Old Year's hopes and dreams...
Like one's height, falling a bit short it seems
Unless a youth, still having growing pains. :.,
Old and Slow,...just remembering the-good-times.


All the bright, twinkling lights, Must-Come-Dbwn!
.........The ladder gets taller, the rungs up-down...
., Seems ever thing grew,, storage, space.,..mller ;
I'lljust sit and wait awhile: Wifsays;,N'dNWv "-!


I'll put on my warm, red-checked, flannel shirt
Green lumber-jack pants; mountain-climbing-boots
Old straw fish'in hat. "Careful...don't get hurt!"
Feel'in like the Lone Ranger: No Tonto!


Wife says when I'm finished, hot bath waiting...
Hot chocolate-fruitcake...New Year's Greetings!

-Thomas W. Graham
Fort Myers

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'12/29/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:16 AM
Set: 5:42 PM
Day Length'
10 hrs: 26 mins.
Moon Data
SRie ft 36 AM
Set 10 46 PM
O.erh,,-d 4 J PM
Urner'.oil 4 I IAM
Moon Phase
26% .
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
4:18 AM 6:18 AM
4:40 PM 6:40 PM
Minor Times
10:36 AM-11:36 AM
10:46 PM-11:46 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
12/30/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 AM
Set: 5:42 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 35 mins..
Moon Data
Rise: 11:09 AM
Set: 11:39 PM
Overhead: 5:22 PM
Underfoot: 5:01 AM
Moon Phase
35%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
5:01 AM 7:01 AM
5:22 PM 7:22 PM
Minor Times
11:09 AM-12:09 PM
11 :39 PM-12:39AM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


12/31/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 AM
Set: 5:43 PM
Day Length
S10 hrs. 26 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:41 AM
Set:--:--
Overhead: 6:04 PM
Underfoot: 5:43 AM
Moon Phase
45% .
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
5:43 AM 7:43 AM
6:04 PM 8:04 PM
Minor Times
11:41 AM-12;41 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/1/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 AM
Set: 5:44 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 27 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:13 PM
Set: 12:31 AM
Overhead: 6:47 PM
Underfoot: 6:25 AM
Moon Phase
50%
First Quarter
Major Times
6:25 AM 8:25 AM
6:47 M 8:47 PM
Minor Times
12:31 AM-1:31 AM
12:13 PM 1:13 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/2/2012
Sun Data.
Rise: 7:18 AM
Set: 5:44 PM.
Day Length
10 hrs. 26 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:47 PM
Set: 1:23 AM
Overhead: 7:30 PM
Underfoot: 7:08 AM
Moon Phase
64%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
7:08 AM 9:08 AM
7:30 PM 9:30 PM
Minor Times
1:23 AM 2:23 AM
12:47 PM-- 1:47 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/3/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 AM
Set: 5:45 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 27 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:25 PM
Set: 2:15 AM
Overhead: 8:16 PM
Underfoot: 7:53 AM
Moon Phase
72%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
7:53 AM 9:53 AM
8:16 PM- 10:16 PM
Minor Times
2:15 AM- 3:15 AM
1:25 RM 2:25 PM
Solunar Rating.
" Average+
Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/4/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 AM.
Set: 5:46 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 28 riins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:05'PM
'Set: 3:09 AM
Overhead: 9:03 PM
Underfoot: 8:39 AM
Moon Phase
80%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
8:39 AM.-10:39 AM
9:03 PM 11:03 PM
Minor Times
3:09 AM 4:09 AM
2:05 PM 3:05 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/5/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 AM
Set: 5:46 PM
Day Length
.10 hrs. 28 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:49 PM
Set: 4:02 AM
Overhead: 9:53 PM
Underfoot: 9:27 AM
Moon Phase
87%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
9:27 AM -11:27 AM
9:53 PM 11:53 PM
Minor Times
4:02 AM 5:02 AM
2:49 PM 3:49 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


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December 29,2011, The Herald-Advocate 3A

1936-2011


James W. Miller Was A Happy, Dedicated Pator


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's longest con-
tinuous, serving pastor, Rev.
James W., Miller of the Faith




Obituaries

LUCILLE RABUANO
Lucille Rabuano, 95, of
Tampa, died on Saturday, Dec.
17, 2011, in Tampa.
She was born on Oct. 18,
1916 in Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by
husband John Rabuano.
Survivors include son Ira W.
Bryant and wife Pattie of
Balirsyille, Ga.; grandson U. S.
Army Capt. Ira W. Bryant Jr.
and wife Lyzette of Lakeland;
granddaughters Dina Brooks of
Crystal River, Kim Bryant of
- Hawaii, and Mira Bryant of
Missoula, Mont.; and great-
grandchildren Lily, Belle and
Marshal of Lakeland.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Dec. 21, from.7 to 9 p.m. at the
funeral home, where services
were held on Thursday, Dec. 22.
Interment was at Oak Grove
*Cemetery at 4 p.m. Friday.
Arrangements were by Hills-
boro Memorial Funeral Home.


Assembly of God Church in
Bowling Green, passed away
Thursday at age 75. His funeral
was Tuesday at his church, and
burial followed at Mt. Pisgah
Cemetery in Fort Meade where
he was born.
Miller was a popular pastor
who founded his churctth over
35 years ago and was its sole
pastor. He previously was a
youth and music director at the
Methodist Church in Bowling
Green.
In recent years he had heart
disease and diabetes but post-
poned death more than once. He
had heart surgery about 10
years ago.
Four ministers helped con-
duct his funeral at his packed
church.
To supplement his income
during the years Rev. Miller had
a small orange grove, some
rental housing, and once owned
and operated Miller's TV and
.Appliances in Bowling Green.
He started his church with a
few people on the west side of
the city and later built a new
and larger church along Hwy.
17 North. He asked his congre*
gation a year ago for a vote
whether they wanted a new pas-
tor but they wanted him to con-
tinue which he did until his last
day.


James Miller and wife Judy were married over 55 years.


His family had great musical
and singing talent, and the
Miller Family often performed.
at area churches for many years.
Associate pastor Rev. Donald
Holton said Miller was "one of
the greatest pastors, soldiers of
the Cross and men of God I
.have ever known. The bands.in
Heaven are playing and the


angels are rejoicing at the great-
est .homecoming of all for, this
soldier of the Cross. Rev. Miller
was more than a preacher. He.
was a pastor and loved his flock
and family."
.Long-time church member
Lewis Simpson, who recorded
Miller's sermons and listened to
them often, sang "Amazing


Grace."
Daughter Stephanie Mink
said her father was devoted;
passionate and loved his wife'
and children. "He was happy.
He loved fried potato sandwich-
es, Mom's homemade biscuits
with peanut butter, and maca-
*ioni and cheese. As. a driver he
:was a holy terror on the high-
.way, was gentle, never looked
down on anybody, and had the
joy of the Lord. He loved his
congregation. as he would.say,
better than a hog loves grits. He
was a shepherd and encouraged
people to be ready."
In his sermons he would
,often use an illustration from
Walmfart which he'called Wally
World. One of his 10 grandchil-
dren said Rev. Miller when 'eat-
ing at Cracker Barrel would
'order a "veggie plate"' of fried
'okra. dumnplins,. mashed pota-
',oes, macaroni and cheese, bis-
cuits and gravy.
Rev. Billy Green, who grew
up in the church, said I ev.
hiller made a connection with
Young people. "He was trans-
parent and real. He was fprgiv-
ing, a gracious lo'viig man,.
determined, strong-willed He
ran and finished his race and
earne~ a cro ni of riehteous-
ness.'.


LUCILLE RABUANO
Lucille Rabuano, 95, of
Tampa. died on Saturday,
Dec. 17, 20 i, in Tampa.
She was born in Wauchula
on Oct. 18. 1916, and was a
member of a "pioneer family,
(Williams/Albritton)" which
settled in central Florida in
the mid-1800s.
She was preceded in death
by he, late husband John
Rabuano.
She is survived by son, Ira
W. Bryant and wife Patti of
Blairsville, Ga.; 'grandson
U.S. Army Capt. Ira W.
Bryant Jr. and wife Lyzette
and great-grandchildren Lily,
Belle and Marshal of Lake-
land; granddaughters Dina
Brooks of Crystal River. Kim
Bryant of Hawaii. and Mira
Bryant 6f Missoula, Mont.
'Visitation was 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at
Hillsboro Memorial Funeral
'Home. A funeral service was
held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 22, 2011, at Hillsboro
Memorial Funeral Home.
Burial took place at 4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23, at Oak Grove
Cemetery in Wauchula.
Hillsboro Memorial.
Funeral Home
Tampa


MLK Parade Organizers


Seek More Participants


By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
There is. no dbubt that Dr.


Martin Luther King Jr. was a
man who changed history.
It is for this reason that even


today, 42 years after his death,
he is remembered and his lega-
cy lives on.
King hoped that one day
everyone .could live together
with mutual respect and be unit-
ed. Therefore, this year's Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Parade theme is "Unity."
An e
"It's important that we honor .~ Jud)
him for the past, but celebrate Mille
the future in keeping his vision
alive by bringing unity in our
county and communities," says ':
Daryle Cook, chairman o.f are r
events for the annual celebra- 'keep ir
tion of King's life and works. cation
:; The parade willtake place on T ,he
'Jan. 16, and the Magnolia mum
Manor MLK Committee is along
actively looking for partici- dance
pants. Entries from churches, and c
clubs, organizations, schools, accomj
businesses and even individuals In o
are welcome. inarche
All participants are encour- antique
aged to address the theme of the !h cars are
parade in their appearance, coti- For
tent and message in their get an
entries. Also, floats that are parade
"homemade" must have the : EnuI
name of the organization, they Jan. 6.


early family photo shows Rev. James W. Miller, his wife
r and their children Stephanie, Earlene and James
.rJr.


presenting. However.
1 mind this.is.for idertifi-,
and not advertisement.
re can *onl) be a inaxi-..
of 10, walkers per unit,
with 'chaperones. Also,
groups, itep teams. clubs
organizations muit be
panied by sponsors.
addition to floats and
ers. rolling displays of
:, classic or convertible
e welcome.
all details, rules, and to
application to enter the
,,call Cook at 773-4045.
v applications are due.b-


TUESDAY JAN.3
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, monthly workshop, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 5
/Hardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,.
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
SWauchula, 8:30 a.m.


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The County Commission
approved two zoning changes at.
its recent meeting, for Sherry
White Ministries and Fred and
,Sharon Alberts.
Sherry White Ministries
requested a special exception
for 20 acres located off
Vandolah and Alton Carlton
roads to be changed from A-1
(Agriculture) to Recreation
Resort.
The property currently has a
mobile home on it that is lived
in by White and her husband.
The new zoning change will
allow the addition of up to four
recreational vehicle hookups
and the construction of up to
four primitive cabins.on,the.
property.
County staff and the Planning
& Zoning Board recommended
approval, but the commission
placed a few stipulations on the
change.
A buffer comprised of trees
and vines must be put on the
noith' end of the property to
screen the view from neighbors,

To live a creative life, wemust
lose our fear of being wrong.
--Joseph Chilton Pearce


COURTHOUSE REPORT
An entry in the Circuit
Court Decisions section of
the paper last week needs
clarification. The divorce of
Darlene Ward Grissom and
Elmer Gene Grissom Jr. ini-
tially was filed on Feb. 21,
2001. It was refiled recently
because settle and proper-
ty agreements inadvertent-
ly had not been attached at
the original filing.
The Herald-Advocate re-
grets any misunderstand-
ings which may have been
caused by the entry of tle
refiling.

At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at.773-3255.


'Ihe special exception would
also be voided if the property
changes hands or 180 days after
its intended use is ended.
Commissioners voted unani-
mously for approval.
Fred and Sharon Alberts-
made' a request fdr' a" speciall,
exception to locate a single-
Sfamily mobile home on nine
acres zoned F-R (Farm-
Residential). on Polk Road
northwest of Metheny Road.
The Planning & Zoning
Board 'and county staff both
recommended that commission-
ers approve the change.
After making sure the couple
intended to live in the home and
not rent it out, commissioners
voted unanimously to approve
it.


c9A, Poting (l te M oA'y
DEBRA RESCHKE
SDebra 'Reschke, 53, of
Wauchula, died on Monday,
Dec. 26, 2011, at home.
.She was born in Wauchula
on July 4, 1958, and was a
lifetime resident of Wauchula.
She was a nurse at Hardee
Correctional Institution.
She is survived by her hus-
band John Reschke of Wau-
chula; one son James Reschke
of Wauchula; one brother
Robert Steelman of Birming-
ham. Ala.; one sister Carol
Hester of Jasper, Ala.; and
five grandchildren.
SVisitation is Saturday, Dec.
31, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel.
Funeral services are Sun-
'day. Jan. 8. 2012, at Poplar
Springs (Alabania) "Baptist
Church at 2"p in. vith- visita-
lion one hour prior to the serv-
ices interment will be in
Poplar Spiings Baptist
Cemetery.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


FUNERAL HOME
WAUCHULA
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County Commission

OKs Zoning Changes


T~H~4iKi


Words cannot express our heartfelt appreciation for

the support and kindness shown to our family during the recent

loss of our beloved wife and mother, Judy Knight Wadsworth.

We are so thankful for the continued prayers,

heart-warming cards, beautiful flowers, delicious food,

and thoughtful donationsin her memory. We have found

peace and strength in the cherished memories

o ORCand companionship of those who loved Judy. y.




o Our sincerest gratitude, ,

tT e Family of

SJudy Knigt l'adsworth
S. 1229


The Gulf State Quartet sang
his favorite song, "Heaven's
Jubilee."
Rev. Clarence Crane said the
pastor could "communicate
with people" and had a way
with words, including a phrase
"crazy as a sack of house cats."
A: favorite bible verse was
Proverbs 17-22: "A merry heart
doeth good like a medicine, but
a broken spirit drieth the
bones." Green said he was a lot
of fun to be with.
Rev. Terry Raburn, district
superintendent for Florida
Assembly of God Churches,
said Rev. Miller was one of the
best pastors among the 1,300
churches. "He loved Southern
food, he loved one-liners and
loved people. He would get up
in the middle of the night to
minister to people. He was here
35 years. He was faithful to
God, faithful to the Lord's
work, a good example, faithful
to the people, and was a spiritu-
al father to his congregation.
His was a life well lived, a min-
istry well done, and a work that
will continue."
.Rev. Miller loved .to eat
breakfast at nearby Gloria's
Restaurant and sat at the end of
'a long table reserved for sages,
saints and sinners.


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Obituaries


JOSE SAAVEDRA-PULIDO
Jose Saavedra-Pulido, 34, of
Zolfo Springs, died on
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.
Born April 17, 1977, in
Tamazula, Jalisco, Mexico, he
moved to Hardee County 11
years ago.
He was preceded in death by
his father Jose Saavedra-Rubio.
Survivors include wife Maria
Carmen Silva; sons Mario
Saavedra, Angel Saavedra and
'Christopher Saavedra, all of
Zolfo Springs; daughters Linda
Rosa Saavedra of Zolfo
Springs, and Gloria Saavedra
and Diana Saavedra, both of
Mexico; mother Hermelinda
Pulido of Mexico; brother Jesus
Saavedra-Pulido; ard sisters
Maria Saavedra-Pulido and
Maria Guadalupe Saavedra-
SPulido, both of Mexico.
Visitation. was Wednesday,
Dec. 28, 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home with a Rosary Service
at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass is
Thursday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. at
St. Michael Catholic Church
with Father Esteban Soler offi-
ciating. Interment follows in
Waichula Cemetery. Ponger-
Kays-Grady Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

DEBRA RESCHKE
Debra Reschke, 53, of.
Wauchula, died on Monday,
Dec. 26, 2011, at home.
Born July 4, 1958, in
Wauchula, she was a lifetime
resident and a nurse at Hardee
Correctional Institution.
Survivors' include 'husband
John Reschke of Wauchiula; son
James Reschke of Wauchula,
brother Robert Steelman of
Birmingham, Ala.; sister Carol
Hester of Jasper, Ala.; and five
grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday,
Dec. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services will be
on Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at Poplar
Springs Baptist Church in
Alabama with visitation one
hour prior to services. Inter-
ment follows in Poplar Springs
Baptist Cemetery. Arrange-
ments are by Robarts Family
Funeral Home.


JOSE
SAAVEDRA-PULIDO
Jose Saavedra-Pulido, 34,
of Zolfo' Springs, passed
away on Thursday, Dec. 22,
2011.
Born' April 17,: 1977, in
Tamazula,, Jalisco, .Mexico,
he moved to Hardee County
11 years ago.
He was preceded in death
by his father Jose Saavedra-
Rubio..
Survivors include his
beloved wife Maria Carmen
Silva; three sons Mario
Saavedra, Angel Saavedra
and Christopher Saavedra, all
of Zolfo Springs; three*
daughters .Linda -Rosa
Saavedra of Zolfo Springs,
and. Gloria Saavedra and
Diana .Saavedra,, both of
Mexico; mother, Hermelinda
Pulido of Mexico; one broth-
er Jesus Saavedra-Pulido; and
two sisters Maria Saavedra-
Pulido and Maria Guadalupe
Saavedra-Pulido, both of
Mexico.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Dec. 28, 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home with a"Rosary
Service at 7 p.m. in the
Chapel, of Ponger-Kays-.
Grady Funeral Home, 404 W.
Palmetto Street, Wauchula.
Funeral Mass'is Thursday,
Dec. 29, at '1 p.m. at St.
Michael Catholic Church,
408 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, with Father
Esteban Soler officiating.
Interment follows in Wau-
chula Cemetery.
On-line condolences may
be made at www.Ponger-
KaysGrady.com
0oitgeN- cays-Qcady
Funeral Home &
Cremation Services
Wauchula


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REV. JAMES WILLIAM
MILLER SR.
Rev. James William Miller
Sr., 75, of Bowling Green, died
on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center.
Born in Fort Meade, on Oct.
4, 1936, he had been a lifelong
resident of Bowling Green and
was the founding pastor of
Faith Assembly of God in
Bowling Green.
Survivors include wife
Judith "Judy" Miller of
Bowling Green; son, James W.
Miller Jr. of Bowling Green;
daughters Earlene Carte and
husband Robert of Ocala, and
Stephanie Mink of Bowling
Green; brother Frank Miller and
wife Billie of Pensacola; sister
Ruth McSwain of Fort Meade;
and 10 grandchildren, Carlene
Garboden, Chris Carte, Randy,
Jacob, Caleb, Eric, Kendall and
Julia Mink, Jared and Maddie
Miller; and five great-grand-
children.
Visitation was Monday, Dec.
26, at the funeral home from 6
to 8 p.m. Services were
Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at
Faith Assembly of God of
Bowling Green, with the Rev.
Terry Raburn, Rev. Donald
Holton, Rev. Billy Green, and
Rev. Clarence Crane officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Mt.
Pisgah Cemetery. Arrange-
ments were by Robarts Family'
Funeral Home.


DEBORAH ELAINE
'LAMBERT
Deborah Elaine Lambert,
54, of Wauchula, passed away
Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in
Lake Placid.
;, 'S ie 1'1;born... priT i,
-1957, in Wauchula', rid was a'
-ifetime resient.t" -' .
She was preceded in death
by her parents Clayton and
Gladys Cook Tillman.
Deborah is survived by her
beloved husband Paul Lam-
bert and their daughter Amy
Lambert of Wauchula.
Visitation is from 6 to 8
p.m.Thursday, Dec. 29, in the'
Chapel of- Ponger-Kays-
Grady Funeral Home, 404 W.
Palmetto St., Wauchula.
On-line condolences may
be made at www.Ponger-
KaysGrady.com.
CPlongesk-^ yas-gi.a dy
Funeral Home &
Cremation Services
Wauchula


DEBORAH ELAINE
LAMBERT
Deborah Elaine Lambert, 54,
of Wauchula, died on Saturday,
Dec. 24, 2011, in Lake Placid.
Born April 1, 1957, in
Wauchula, she was a lifetime
resident.
She was preceded in death by
her parents Clayton and Gladys
Cook Tillman.
Survivors include husband
Paul Lambert of Wauchula; and
daughter Amy Lambert of
Wauchula.
Memorial visitation is
Thursday, Dec. 29, from 6 to 8
p.m. at the funeral home. There
will be no services. Arrange-
ments are by Ponger- Kays-
'Grady Funeral Home in
Wauchula.


Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian and
a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity.
-John Brown

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire
for honor, command, power and glory.


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REV. JAMES
WILLIAM MILLER SR.
Rev. James William Miller
Sr., 75, of Bowling Green,
passed away on. Thursday,
Dec. 22, 2011,-at Lakeland
Regional Medical Center.
Born in Fort Meade, on
Oct. 4, 1936, he had been a
lifelong resident'of Bowling
Green. brother Miller was thd
founding pastor of Faith
Assembly of God in Bowling
Green.,
He is survived by his wife
Judith "Judy" Miller of
Bowling Green; one son,
James .W. Miller Jr. of
Bowling Greent two daugh-
ters Earlene Carte and hus-
band Robert of Ocala, and
Stephanie Mink of Bowlinig
Green; one brother Frank
Miller and. wife Billie of
Pensacola; one sister Ruth
McSwain of Fort Meade; and
10 grandchildren, Carlene
Garboden, Chri Cartej
Randy;. Jacobs Caleb--- Erie
Kendall and,Julia Mink, and
Jared and Maddie Miller; and
five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was, held Mon-
day, Dec, 26,' at Robarts
Garden Chapel from 6 to 8.
p.m. Funeral services were
Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at
Faith Assembly of. God of
Bowling Green, with the Rev.
Terry Raburri, Rev. Donald
Holton, Rev. Billy Green, and
Rev. Clarence Crane officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Mt.
Pisgah Cemetery.
Expressions of comfort
may be made ,. at
robartsfh.com.


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-Hardee


COLLEGE CONTRACTS


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COURTESY PHOTO
South Florida Community College's Take Stock in Children program awarded new
scholarships to three Hardee County students at a contract signing on Nov. 22. Take
Stock in Children is a statewide program that provides at-risk children with a mentor
and a four-year college scholarship. In return, the kids sign contracts'promising to
remain drug-free, to avoid behavior that would get them into trouble with law enforce-
ment, to attend school regularly, and to earn satisfactory grades. The students'parents
also sign the contracts and agree to provide home environments conducive to educa-
tion. Pictured (from front left) are Schools Superintendent David Durastanli; Irene
Castanon, TSIC program coordinator; Efrain Martinez, seventh grade; Ricardo Aleman,
seventh grade; and Teresa Crawford, School Board chairman; (in back) Doug Herron,
principal, Hardee Junior High School. Not pictured is student Maria Rosa Fimbres.

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parents are Bill and Gina
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Maternal great-grardpatents are
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Bill and June Anderson, all of
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parents are Rich and Angel
Nadaskay, and Jana Sharp, all
of Wauchula. Paternal great-
grandmothers are Betty Sharp
of Wauchula, and Joan Nada-,
skay of Cambridge, Ark.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three, months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant-as
a newborn only-may be added
at no cost. Any other photo of
the baby will cost $15.
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tween changing one's minc
and proving that there is nc
need to do so, almost
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R.I.R #77
In the name of the Father andof the Son
and of the Holy Spirit, let us honor our broth-
er and a memory of Adrian. This is a reading
from the First Letter of John.
Forgive me, Lord Jesus Christ, by on your
own in your three days in your tomb, you
allowed the graves of all who believe in you to
be made holy, so you. made the graves a sign
of hope that promises resurrection, even as it
claims our mortal bodies. Let us grant that
our brother Adrian may sleep here in peace,
until you awaken him to glory, then he will see
you face to face. And in your light, we shall
see life, and know the splendor of God, for
You live forever and ever. Amen.
:Lord God, bless love and respect every-
one and the ALVARADO'S and the
RODRIGUEZ'S.
Thank you. Written by Steven Alvarado,
Wauchula.
Note: Adrian S. Rodriguez Jr died at the age of 13 on Nov.
6, 2Q11, in a traffic accident. He is the son of Adrian
Rodriguez of West Olive; Mich., and Brenda Garcia of
Wauchula. The picture was taken the evening before the
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Executive Director Treasurer, Florida Baptist Convention
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Coco McCoy

Celebrates

3rd Birthday
Dakota Brooke "Coco"
McCoy, the daughter of Mark
and Paige McCoy of Bowling
Green, turned 3 years old on
Nov. 10.
Coco celebrated the occasion
with a birthday party on Sat-
urday, Nbv. 5, at her home.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TRE- C
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, ,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252011 CA000636 F
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CITY OF WAUCHULA, L
126 South Seventh Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,
Plaintiff,
vs. C
JUAN RAMON.GONZALES, if
alive, and If dead or not known
to be alive or dead, his unknown;
spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, or
under those unknown natural
persons; .and the several and
respective unknown assigns,
successors In Interest, trustees
or any other person claiming by,
through, under, or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as the Defendant; and all
claimants, persons, or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is unknown,
Defendants.
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NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JUAN RAMON GONZALES
Last known addresses:
702 East Oak Street,
Wauchula, FL 33873
Or
325 Melendy Street,
Wauchula FL 33873
and all.unknown natural persons
if alive, and if dead or not known
to be alive or dead, his unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees
and creditors, or other parties
,claiming by, through, or under
those unknown natural persons;
and the several and repective
unknown assigns, successors in
interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,.
Sander, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as the
Defendant; and all claimants, per-
sons, or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming under the
above named or described defen-
dant or party or claiming to have
any right, title, or interesting and
tp the lands herqltafter
described, AND ALL OTHERS IT
MAY CONCERN.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure of a code
enforcement lien on the following
described real property in Hardee
County, Florida:
Lots 7 and-8 of Mrs. L.E.A.
Hagstrom's Subdivision of
Lot "w' of Block 7 of Kayton
and Maddox Addition to the
City of Wauchula, Hardee
County, Florida, as per Plat
SBook 1,-page 2-51, LESS:
Begin at the SW corner of
"'Lot 7 ofr Mrs.' L.E.A.
Hagstrom's Subdivison,
thence. run North on the
West boundary of Lot 7 a
distance of 50 feet to. a
point; thence Southeasterly
a distance'of 51.5 feet to a
point on the South bound-
ary of Lot 7; thence West a
distance of 12 feet to Point
of Beginning; and .LESS
Begin at the SW corner of
Lot 8 of Mrs. L.E.A.
Hagstrom's-Subdlvison anl
run thence North on West
boundary a distance of
.131.5 feet to NW corner of
Lot 8; thence East on North
boundary of Lot 8 a dis-
tance of 21 feet to a point;
thence Southeasterly a dis-
tance of 82 feet plus or.
minus to a point on the East
boundary of Lot 8, said
point being 50 feet North of
the' SE corner of Lot .8;
thence South on East
boundary of Lot 8 a dis-
tance of 50 feet to SE cor-
ner of Lot 8; thence West a
distance of 40 feet to Point
of Beginning.
P arcel Id: 09-34-25-0290-
00007-007A
Commonly known as: 325
Melendy Street, Wauchula
FL 33873
has been filed against you by
Plaintiff, CITY OF WAUCHULA, a
Florida municipal corporation,
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, on Clifford M. Ables, III,
Clifford M. Ables, III, PA.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 202 W. Main Street,
Suite 103. Wauchula, FL 33873,
on or before Jan. 27, 2012, and
fil aheB!riginal with the clerk of
this court either before service on
&.intiff's attorney or immediately.
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.

Dated this 21 day of December
2011.
B.HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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vin McCoy, grandmother
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
When Herod saw that he
had been fooled by the wise
men, he was furiously angry.
He issued orders and killed
all the male children of 2
years and under in Beth-
lehem and the surrounding
districts, fulfilling Jeremiah's
prophecy (Jer. 31:15).
Matthew 2:16-17 (PME)
FRIDAY
The time came that Herod
died; and an angel of the
Lord appeared to Joseph in
Egypt in a dream and said,
"Rise up, take the Child and
His mother and go with them
to the land of Israel, for the
men who threatened the
Child's life are dead."
Matthew 2:19-20. (NEB)


Christmas Time in Jesup

Christmas bells are ringing.
All over our towns we know.
And here at Jesup Prison our time is going so slow.
Then there's the one fact every inmate knows
as Christmas day draws near and that it is
no use in staying up on Christmas Eve, because
Santa has never came here. Now the B.O.P. will give
us a.Christmas present and more items on our
commasary list, but that sure doesn't compare to our own.
Christmas and our family we all miss, but the Christmas
spirit still lives deep in our hearts and with a smile upon
our face. We'll be eating our Christmas dinner at Jesup
with other men from every race.
So with tears in my eyes, but a voice full-of cheer.
"Merry Christmas to all" and a
"Happy New Year"

S -Raymon0d Lozano
#20228-017
2680 Hwy. 301
South Federal Satellite Low
Jesup, GA 31599

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Joseph heard that Archelaus
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God had said through the
prophet (Isaiah 11:1) came
true, "He will be called a
Nazarene."
Matthew 2:22a-23 (NCV)
SUNDAY
They returned to.Galilee to
their own town, Nazareth.
There the Child grew strong
in body and wise in spirit.
And the blessing of God was
on Him.
Luke 2:39b-40 (ME)
MONDAY
Now His parents went to
Jerusalem every year at the
feast of the Passover. And
when He was 12 years old;
they went up according to
custom.. ... the. boy Jesus
stayed behind in Jerusalem.
His parents did not know it.
Luke 2:41-42a,43b (RSV)
TUESDAY
After three days, they found
Him in the Temple, sitting
among the teachers, listen-
ing to them and asking them :
questions, and all. were,
amazed at His answers.
Luke 2:46-47. (RSV)
WEDNESDAY
Jesus replied to His another,
"But why were you looking,
for Me? Did you not know
that I must be in My Father's
house? .... Then He, went
home with them.to Naz;areth
and was obedient to them ...
And as Jesus continued to
grow in body and mind, He
grew also in the love of God
and favor of those who knew
Him.
Luke 2:49,51a,52 (PME)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; .(NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


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'LET THIS MIND BE IN YOU'
It seems that most people have their own insecurities about
things. Whether it is about yourself or life's circumstances, every-
one has experienced their own anxieties.
Now. that.might not seem to be the case on the surface. Some
folks seem to be arrogant, whereas others seem to have low self-
esteem. But I am a firm believer that we all deal with things dif-.
ferently. So'le people might deal with insecurities by boasting inf
how much money they make, what kind of job they have, what
their education level is, etc. Others might really be shy or awkward
around others because they feel inadequate.
As we all strive to deal with life's issues, let us remember ulti-
mately that humility and fear of the Lord are the real riches and
honor, and life (Proverbs 22:4).
Humility is certainly commanded by the Lord (I Peter 5:5-6).
but perhaps the best way we can appreciate how to incorporate this
feature into our lives is to examine the Lord and His humility. Jesus
had a humble .appearance. a humble birth, and a humble upbring-
ing. He displayed humility with. regard to the kind of company He
kept (Luke 15:2); and His whole objective in this life displayed
such meekness (Matthew 20:28).
Indeed, everything Jesus did revolved around His humble obe-
dience to the Father, "He went a little farther and fell on His face.
and prayed, saying. '0 My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass
from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will,' Matthew
26:39.
The apostle Paul. who was an imitator of Christ, had this to say
concerning Christ's example in humility, "Let this mind be in you
which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did
not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of
'no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the
likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He hum-
bled Hims'l f'and became obedient to the point of death, even,the
death of the cross,' Philippians 2:5-8.
Humility is not only commanded, but is shown throughout the
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120 N. 4th Ave., Wauchula.
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HELP WANTED
Police Officer
The City of Bowling Green is accepting applications
for full time police officer position. The successful
applicant must possess current Florida certification
and fulfill the hiring prerequisites as set forth by the
department, which includes a thorough background
investigation and drug screening. The position will
remain open until filled. To obtain an application,
please contact Captain Brett Dowden or Chief John
Scheel at (863) 375-2255 or you may obtain one in
person at 104 E. Main St., Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am til Noon and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The
police department offers competitive pay and benefits
and an active, challenging work environment. The city
of Bowling Green is a drug free workplace and an
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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
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call 773-3265 or more informa-
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$55.300
PRICED REDUCED!! East Maih Street-2
Br, 1 Bath frame home Front's on Main
Street, Back's on Hwy 64 East. Great loca-
tion! $42.500 Ask for Nancy!
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Brick home outside city
limits, central heat & 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 CB Home is a great price!! Call
for appointment today.
$6.500 PER ACRE!! 10AC fenced, 4 inch
well, great location for home, farming,
multi-business. Ask for Nancy!!
LISTING PRICE $52.900!! Concrete
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Call now for appointment.
150 ACRES-Hwy 17 frontage, fenced-
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$6.000 Per Acre-Negotiable. Ask for
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Balconies $138.900
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-4308. 12:29p
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
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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-
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310 Court St.
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
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Noey A. Flores
(863) 781-4585


I olfo Springs 3BR/2BA Frame home on Hwy 17 Corner
Lot Zoned Commercial Outbuildings Lots of Opportunties
Priced to Sell at $149,900
Bowling Green 3BR/2BA CB home Central air & heat 1480
Sqft heated 2 car garage Built in 2007 Reduced to $119,900
Wauchula 3BR/1.5BA CB home Central Air & Heat Fresh
paint inside and out Asking $79,900
Ona,- 6BR/2BA CB Home 100X130 Lot 2140 Total SF -Asking
$89,900
Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park 3BR /2BA MH Built in 1995 -
Central Air & Heat 80X125 Lot Carport Storage Sheds -
Between Avon Park and Wauchula Priced at $69,900
Commercial 9288 total sqft metal building 3.75 acres between
northbound and southbound Hwy 17 Offered at $675,000
Zolfo Springs 3BR/2BA MH on 5 +/- acres off Lockmiller Rd.
Lots of Oaks for shade Central Air & Heat Pole Barns Above
ground pool with wooden deck off the back porch Separate out-
building great for game room or storage. $135,000
HOPE EVERYONE HAD A MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND WE WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WiTH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
[ Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
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THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. 4:28ffc/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. 9:2dhffc
OVERCOME MEETINGS
(Gillespie) have been moved to
the Women's Club on Wednesday
nights, 7 pm. Come and see!
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
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
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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
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, desks, con-
crete. Harold Howze Construc-
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IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
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HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:29tfc
HELP CENTER THRIFT STORE-
1085 U.S. Hwy. 17, Wauchula
.pickup. & delivery, consignment,
layaway. All proceeds to Hardee
County Residents. 773-0550.
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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
COMING NEXT WEEK Jan. 5, 6, 7.
Moving sale. New stuff added.
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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet


We hope everyone had a
merry Christmas and is looking
forward to a memorable 2012.
Many days of overeating
with sharing the holidays have
been upon us, so' that never-
ending new year's resolution of
dieting will be back in full
force. Good luck to everyone
who attempts to reach their
goals.
CHAPEL
Fred and Nancy Thompson
and Jim and Sharon Magee
greeted at chapel service. The
Advent candle was lighted by
Bob and Ardeth Johns, and the
welcoming prayer was done by
Sandy Walker. Bob Conkle wel-
comed everyone and introduced
any new snowbirds returning
for the season. Pastor David
spoke with a heart-warming
message.
Many praises to be recog-
nized: Barb Rinzema was back
in the choir after her stroke over
the summer; Bob Whitton
attended church after an
overnight stay in the hospital
for another stent placement; and
we want to welcome Joann
Harris back after many months
of surgery, chemo and radia-
tion. God is good!

COFFEE
Janet welcomed.and led the
Lord's Prayer and George
DeSmet led the pledge. We all
enjoyed the various kinds of
doughnuts and fellowship.
We had two recipients for
this year's "extend a hand." The
first one was Scott Fowler of
Fowler's Meat Market in Fort
Meade. He was injured in an
accident and is in need of a
standing-up wheelchair so he
can change positions more, the
cost being very expensive. We
want to share in him reaching
his desires, and presented him a
check.
Our other recipient was Nick
Battles, whose neck was broken
during boot camp training for
the Marines. After extensive
surgery he now has feeling in
his legs, and is working on get-
ting back the movement of his
arms and body from the waist
down. We presented his mom,
Wendy, with a check. This is
what Christmas is all about,'
sharing and caring and to help
brighten someone's life and
future -.
SOur speaker was the execu-
live directorbf'the YMCA. He
explained location and hours of
operation.
Our Christmas dinner entree
was ham with a captain for each
grouping of tables, with each
one bringing a dish to pass for
that particular table. This gave
everyone a chance to have, a
memorable and heart-warming
Christmas Day.
Many merchant coupons, the
Perkins goodie basket and
50/50 were won. Congrats,
everyone!

ACTIVITIES
Shuffle: The state pro tourna-
ment was played in Lakeland,
with Ruth Brown placing first


in the main event and Bob
Hoskins placing second in the
consolation event. The Central
District tournament also played
in Lakeland. In the Pro
Division, Max Tate first place
in the main event, Bob Hoskins


Doug and I would like to
wish everyone a merry Christ-
mas, happy Hanukkah and
happy new year.
Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniver-
sary in December.
This year the winners of the
decoration awards were: first,
Matt and Lola Skok; second,
Harrison and Dorothy Krom;
and, third, Dale and Sylvia
Baker. Congratulations.
DANCES
There were a lot of door-prize
winners for our Christmas
Dance on Dec. 17 with Chrissy.
Our. next dance is our New
Year's Eve ,Dance, with Steve
Baker and guest. Tickets are on
sale at my house. There-will be
a 50/50 draw and some door
prizes. We hope to see everyone
there.
BINGO
I won.the large jackpot on.
Dec. 16 and Matt Skok won the
small jackpot. On Dec. 19, the
large jackpot was split between
Tina Spoor, Peggy Ralph and
Linda Harrison. Richard Bray-
ton won the small jackpot.
COFFEE KLATCH
On Dec. 21, Bob Jones led
the prayer, Jerry Lauer led the
U;S: Pledge and Sylvia Baker
led the Canadian Pledge.
We had some special Santa
helpers by the names of Pete
Treiblay, Keith Stephens and
Bill R. Johnson handing out the
50/50 envelopes and merchant
coupons. : The 50/50 winners
were Helene and Guy Lavigne,
Lot 386, Toni Noonan and Joe
Vessel. Sahta's helpers gave a
lot of extra special hugs to all
the winners.
CRAFTS
Crafts will resume on Jan. 9.


third in consolation and Nancy
Singleton fourth. Lynn Shick
placed second in the Amateur
Division in the main event.
Congrats, gang!
Bowling: Frank Feeser had
high game 175 and high series
452 for the men, and Bev
Skelding had high game 159 for
the women and Arlene Sebright
had high series 457. Fun and
great bowling, everyone!


SCORES
Men's Golf, Dec. 15: Win-
ners were Lee Roy Behymer,
Loyd Lankford and Norm
Batchelor.
Ladies Golf, Dec. 15: First,
Jan Brinker; second, Marilyn
Funkhouser; and third, a tie
between Nancy Morrison and
Barb Newman.
Mixed Golf, Dec. 19:
Winners were Bill Johnston,
Fred Leverone and Norm
Batchelor.

CHURCH NEWS
By Diane Burget
Carole Jones on the piano and
Wilma Behymer on the organ
were playing Christmas carols
as we entered for worship on
Dec. 18. Maxine Stromme was
our greeter and she also brought
special music to us as she sang
"Where's the Line to See
Jesus?" Our choir's special was
"There's' a Song in the Air."
Nancy Morrison led the.choir
and accompaniment was pro-'
vided by Carole Jones. We con-
tinued in worship of our Lord as
we sang Christmas carols.
The offering was taken by
Lowell Gordon and Bill Burget,
with Don Merillat leading in
prayer..
Pastor Bob Winre's message
was taken from Luke 1:26-38.
The theme was that our Lord is
Great. He knew no sin; He is
humble; He is compassionate;
He was great in His death; He
was great in His resurrection;
and He is great in His salvation.
Our Scripture references were
from John, Matthew, Acts,
Romans and Psalms.
The service was closed with
the singing of "God Be with.
You until We Meet Again." '


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Annexation of a south Wau-
chula property could lead to its
use as a small restaurant.
At its Dec. 12 meeting, the
Wauchula .City Commission
approved a trio of ordinances to
bring the old BP Station at 1000
South Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17
South) into the city limits.
It is owned by Gary Smith,
owner of Smith Enterprises
dealership a bit farther north on
that highway. Smith, also a city
commissioner, abstained from
voting.on these issues..
According to Olivia Min-
shew. city director of communi-
ty development, the plan is to
develop the property with its
existing building. Rob Elsberry
hopes to lease the property and
wVanted both city police protec-
tion and city utilities: He wants
to open a barbecue restaurant.
with seating for about 30. That
would require at least 12 park-
ing spaces.
The request was approved by
the Planning & Zoning Board
and recommended to the com-
mission for its approval. It is
adjacent to property already
within the city limits. The three
ordinances would annex the
half-acre property. change the
land use classification from
county Town Center to Com-
mercial and change. the zoning
classification from county C-2
to City C-2.
Second, and final reading. of
the ordinances will be at the
Jan. 9 commission meeting..
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-elected Keith Nadaskay as
mayor/chairman and Ken Baker
as mayor pro tem/vice chair-
man:
-approved second and final
reading of Ordinance 2011-09,
an amended noise ordinance,
which limits use of machinery,
equipment and radios/stereos
from after 6 a;m. to before 9
p.m.
-approved a license agree-
ment with Comcast. of West
Florida Inc. for the attachment
'of its equipment to city utility
poles, beginning with $10 per
pole for this. calendar year, and
increasing $1 'per pole per year


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PRICE REDUCED! 5 ac
cleared pasture, fenced w/4",
258' deep well, 1 HP sub-
mersible pump on quiet, private
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PRICE REDUCED! Goodbye,
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20 ac fenced pasture w/pond,
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to $15 by 2017. After that it will
be capped by the Consumer
Price Index for the 12-month
period ending the previous
Sept. 30.
Comcast shall carry worker's
compensation and liability
insurance. The five-year con-
tract can be renewed for anoth-
er five years and each year
thereafter.
-approved first reading of
the new five-year capital im-
provements plan as required by
the state. This is for the 2011-12
to 2015-16 period, with most of
the projects listed in the current
year. This fiscal year's projects
include fencing. retention, taxi-
way design and land purchase
adjacent to the Municipal
Airport off Vandolah Road. ini-
tial work on the old Coker
Building site. Main Street
paving and Town Center park-
ing. signs, sidewalks and lift
station reconstruction at Farr
Field and South Florida
Avenue.
S approved a resolution urg-
ing local retailers to stop the
sale and marketing of flavored
tobacco products to influence
young people to begin smoking.
-approved a resolution
authorizing utility refunding
revenue bonds to a 17-year term
with a debt service 6f $25,000-
$26.000 a year. a savings of
about $1.8 million for the cur-
rent $3.7 million utility bonds.
-authorized the city manag-
er and attorney to complete a
.title search and negotiations
with HSBC Bank for the prop-
erty at 620 Green Street on
which the city has $18,000 in
code enforcement liens. The
front half of the building is in
.good shape but the back dam-
aged by a fallen tree. Since it
could present a liability, the ten-
tative plan is to accept title from
the bank, remove the tree and
sell the house, giving the new


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PRICE REDUCED! Looking
for 5 or 10 acs? Two 5' ac
high/dry Tenced parcels on pri-
vate rd! $40,000 for vacant 5
acs! $50,000 for 5 acs w/wetl &
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PRICE REDUCED! 40 acs
farmland, 8" well,' paved 'rd
frontage, near Wauchula.
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owners time to correct the code
violation deficiencies.
-reappointed Bill Lambert,
Bill Mulcay, Joe Smith and
Colon Lambert- to three-year
terms to the Airport.Authority
Board; Jan Knight arid Peter
Preston to the Planning &
Zoning board, and Pam Sellers
to the Code Enforcement
Board. Candace Preston was
appointed to a four-year term on
the Historic Preservation Board'
and there is another vacancy on
it also needing to be filled.
.-received an, update from
Attorney Cliff Ables on a pair
of lawsuits being handled by
the city's insurance company.
One. nearly five years old. will
have a hearing on Jan. 23 to
consider dismissal by time lim-
its. The other is a conjoined suit
against all local law enforce-
ment and will also be handled
by dismissal if possible as the
city is not directly involved in
it.
-sat first as a Community
Redevelopment Agency Board.
then recessed back to the com-
mission and accepted a
$400.000 grant for restoration
of the north half of the airport.
When touring to examine it..it
was discovered that a leak in a
rest room in the south half of
the building had burst and
caused several thousand dollar
damages.
-set the January workshop
meeting for Tuici;day. Jan 3
because of the Monday holiday
And also set a CRA \workshop
for Tuesday Jan. 10 a 4-30 p.m.
so all commissioners could
learn.more about the CRA pro-
grams.

Hard work spotlights the
character of people: some
turn up their sleeves, some
turn up their noses, and some
don't turn up at all.
-Sam Ewing


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CITY OF WAUCHULA

n O : T IN.TICE TOQ TIE P LIC o
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled
workshop Tuesday January 3, 2012 at 5:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably
can be held; Item's on the agenda are as follows: Review Informational Data Forms
received for Commission Seat 7 VacanCy, Discuss City, Utility Credit owed to Hardee
County, Change CRA Workshop date, and any other business that may come before
the Commission.

The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that,for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions; including ones access to, participation, employ--
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
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State Sets New Passing Scores For FCAT 2.0


ror the first time in 10 years, approving these standards
the Florida State Board of today. This is a positive step
Education has approved new toward making Florida's educa-
achievement level scores for tion system the best in the coun-
grades 3-10 reading and grades .try."
3-8 mathematics on the annual For four months, Florida edu-
FCAT 2.0 assessments. cators and business and com-
Since Florida began adminis- munity leaders, in partnership
tearing the Florida Comprehen- with the Florida Depart-ment of
sive Assessment Test in 1998, Education, participated in a
data from reading and math has process known as "setting cut
been used to gauge student scores." This process requires
achievement and to identify the Florida State Board of
policy changes needed to link Education to establish mathe-
learning to best practices. These, matics achievement level scores
new achievement scores will for grades 3-8, including an
better prepare Florida students End-Of-Course Algebra 1
for college or a job after high assessment, and reading
school. achievement level scores in
"A good -education and the grades 3-10, which includes a
ability to get a job are inextricy passing score for high school
bly linked, and as a students .graduation.
whose family lived in public" The following criteria for
housing and struggled finan- preparing public high school
cially, I know how important students for college or a career
both of those things are," said have been approved:
Gov. Rick Scott. "I commend Grade 10 reading score of
the Board of Education for

The blue-footed booby is so called because it lands on
ships and often lets itself get caught. "Booby" comes from
"bobo," Spanish for "stupid."


I Dig Hardee
By Pattie Detwiler
Peace River Explorations


DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
A shadow passes overhead, and suddenly there is a giant bird
with a wingspan of some 18 feet! The stuff of legends, but also
fossils.
Teratorns. The thunderbirds of Native American lore.
Ancestors of the great condor and of its cousin, the American black
vulture, known around here as a "buzzard."
Come evening, the trees down by the Peace River Bridge are
festooned with legions of these birds, which have spent the day
cleaning up the county roads. Are we thankful? No, we cringe, our
thoughts not of "El Condor Pasa" but of "The Night of the Living
Dead!"
Then a breeze springs up, and the buzzards rise up in flocks
and begin to,circle lazily upward, inviting us to follow. It's hard not
to spread one'.s arms wide in response and let inner thermals carry
us along, ever upward to realms beyond our ken: free at last, free
at last!
Peace River Explorations has begun advertising fossil hunts in
Hardee County. In just 10 days, 20 bookings were received from as
far away as Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
To stay current on what is happening with our non-profit
organization, created to bring tourism revenue to Hardee County,
'visirthe PRE weltbSl~ut peac&ive rexplorations.com.
SWe will be using the historic. Wauchula Train Depot as a visi-
tor and information center to promote the county as a destination
for Florida history, natural and native environment, and such out-
door recreation as kayaking, fishing and fossil hunting.
*Volunteers will be needed to man the information center.
Consider joining in on this citizen initiative to bring the "clean
industry" of tourism here!


S i By Tony Rossi
The Christophers


RESOLUTIONS WITH A HIGHER PURPOSE
As the calendar counts down ever faster to 2012, you may be
wondering what kind of New Year's Resolutions you should make.
In his best-selling book "You Can Change the World," The
Christophers' founder, Father James Keller, had some ideas you
might want to consider. Though they weren't specifically resolu-
tions, they're ideal to think about at this time of year because
they'll result in both a better you and a better world.
Father Keller's first piece of advice was: "Depend more on
God, less-on self. All of us should pray as if all depended on God
and should work as if everything depended on ourselves ... The
more we realize our strength is rooted in God, the more we will
acquire, and be inspired by, an exhilarating assurance that nothing
can daunt us."
Another one of Keller's central beliefs was: "Aim to serve, not
to be served." .He goes on to quote American drama.critic and
author John Mason Brown, whose statement about living a selfless
life resonated with him. Brown wrote, "No one, I an convinced,
can be happy who ljves only for himself. The joy of living comes
from immersion in something that we know to be bigger, better,
more enduring and worthier than we are."
Since the concept of lighting a candle rather than cursing the
darkness was always at the forefront of Keller's thoughts, he also
suggested looking for thebest in others even when it's easier to see
the worst.
He wrote, "There's a bit of nobility in the worst of human
beings because all are made in God's image and that image can
never be completely lost. Never write anybody off! There's
always hope! Even the man who has decided to have nothing
whatever to do with God isn't frozen in that state of mind. Deep in
the very roots of his being, and just because he is created in the
Divine Image, there is an ever-present tug toward God."
Finally- and this may be the hardest resolution of all -
Keller said, "Don't flee suffering; use it." A perfect illustration of
this principle comes from The Christophers' new "Three Minutes
A Day" book, which provides stories and reflections for each day
of the year. One of them is about U.S. Army Sgt. J.D. Williams,
who stepped on an improvised explosive device in the Kandahar
Province of southern Afghanistan.
The blast launched him 20 feet in the air and left a six-foot
fcriter in the ground. At a hospital in Germany, his right arm and
'both legs were amputated.
After his surgeries, Williams was sent to an Army medical cen-
ter in Texas to recover. Throughout his recovery, he expressed
thanks that he stepped on the IED himself instead of one of his fel-
low soldiers. He believes he is a lucky man and has said, "I really
think God has a purpose for me on this planet. I will find it, what-
ever it is."
Whatever resolutions you choose for the'ceming year, all of us
at The Christophers wish you the blessing of a happy and healthy
2012.
For a free copy of "Living 'The Golden Rule," write: The
Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail:
mail@ christophers.org.


245 in Level 3 satisfies the
reading assessment standard for
high school graduation.
Grade 10 reading score of
262 in Level 4, and maintaining
a B average, allows a student to
enroll in dual enrollment credit-
bearing courses with credit for
those college courses in the
subject area. bypass the


The following permits were
applied.for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Dec 11-17. 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
Billy C Hutto, Cecil' Dur-
rance Road, single-family resi-
dence, $204,000.
John P Palmer, Bay Street
East, electric, $1,000.
Owner, Church Avenue, elec-
tric, $2,000.
Kenneth Edwards, U.S. 17,
carport, $3,886.
Owner, Alabama Street, shed,
$1,000.

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District announces
the following public meeting to
which all interested persons are
invited:
2012 Florida Department of
Transportation Mitigation Plan
(Draft) Meeting
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January
10, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Southwest Florida Water
Management District, 2379 Broad
Street, Bldg. 4, 1st Floor,.
Conference Rooms 112 A & B,
Brooksville, Florida 34604
PURPOSE: Discussion of the
2012 Florida Department of
Transportation rMitigation Plan
(Draft).
Additional information rna be
obtained by contacting the
Southwest Florida Water
Management District, 2379 Broad
Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-
6899; 1-352-796-7211 or 1-800-
423-1476 (Florida only), exten-
sion 4395.
Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for
in the Americans with Disabilities
Act should contact the Districts
Human Resources Director, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida
34604-6899; 1-352-796-7211 or
1-800-423-1476 (Florida only),
extension 4702; TDD (Florida
only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to
ADACoordinator@swfwmd.-
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'.E.R.T. test, and enroll in a
Florida College System institu-
tion without taking a remedia-
tion course in reading.
The Algebra I End-Of-Course
assessment includes two impor-
tant scores: Level 3 as passing
and Level 4 as high achieving
and potential to be college
ready by the time of high school -


graduation.
"I support the new cut scores
because they aim high, and are
designed to prepare our stu-
dents to be ready to live and
work in a competitive world,"
said State Board of Education
Vice Chair Bobby Martinez.
"In order to continue moving
Florida in a direction to better


prepare uur students tor suc-
cessful participation in a com-
petitive learning-and-earning
society, we must remain dili-
gent in setting good standards,"
said Department of Education
Commissioner Gerard Robin-
son. "Today's action keeps
Florida students on a path to be
globally competitive."


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Love The Lord Your God

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all
your strength, and with all your mind" (Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 22:37). This
is the foundation that supports the first four of God's 10 commandments
(Exodus 20:3-11). For many there is a deep seated reserve about loving a
God that is thought to be so unjust that He would torture anyone in a never
ending furnace of fire for rejecting His grace and choosing sin for a very short
lifespan. From the beginning of Satan's apostasy, it has always been his aim
to misrepresent the Creator as unfair and cruel. This causes some'to serve
God from dread or, fear which is no love at all, and others will reject Him as
non existent because of the misinformed ideas that they have about Him.
Early on, Satan introduced the belief of never ending punishment to the
human race. Jesus even framed one of His stories using the preconcieved
beliefto teach the important truths that it is in this life only that we can choose
where we will spend eternity and belief in the scriptures (Luke 16:19-31). In
John 3:16, both results of our choice is stated and only one is life everlasting,
life Without end, or immortality (1st Corinthians 15:53,54;Johh 11:26). The
other is to perish, be destroyed, removed from existence, or be as though
having never existed (Psalms 37:10;Obediah 16). When the early Christian
Church began to compromise and accept false traditions, church -leaders
started using misinterpreted teachings pertaining to everlasting, unquench-
able, and eternal fire to scare people into the church and amass great wealth.
It is true in Jude 7 that Sodom and Gomorrah suffered the vengence of eternal
fire. But when there was nothing left to burn, the fire went out. Peter says that
the fire turned those cities into ashes (2nd Peter 2:6). They are not still burning
today. Matthew 25:46 says that the righteous receive eternal "life". The others
go away into everlasting "punishment" not punishing, because it is the "effect
or result" of the punishment that's everlasting, complete, forever, and final but
not the "duration" of it. In Revelation the expression "forever and ever" means
continuous without ceasing but its limit of time is determined by the objectit
modifies. Jonah said that he was shut up in the fish forever (Jonah 2:6) yet his
use of forever was only 3 days. In the marriage vow the term "forever" means
as long as both people are alive. In Isaiah 34:9,10 it says God would turn
Edom into burning pitch that would not be quench "night or day" and its
smoke was to "ascend forever". Once again the "forever" lasted until its
destruction was complete and the fire that would not be quenched went out
, ywhenhere was npthjiqg eftto burn. It's not still burning today. There will be
neither root.nor branch (Malachi 4:1) and affliction will not rise up again
(Nahum 1:9). It is only by holding on to sin that anyone is consumed. Jesus
says, come to Him for a life without end.

You may write to the address below to request free
Bible study helps
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FOOD DRIVE


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Dale Alfred Strickland, 38,
Wauchula, and Dawn Michelle
Ainsworth Peton, 37, Wau-
chula.
Ruben Bautista, 41, Bowling
Green, and Gabriela Luviano
Flores, 27, Bowling Green.
Scott Richard King, 24,
Wauchula, and Catlin Alexis
Chason, 20, Wauchula.
Armando Alvarez, 16, Wau-
chula, and McKenzie Leslie
Garcia, 16, Wauchula.
Jared S. Sosa, 18, Wauchula,
and Bobbie Black, 19, Wau-
chula.
Matthew James Reichel, 22,
Aiken, S.C., and Savanah
Palmer, 21, Wauchula.

The following small, claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge
Bowflex vs. Felicia Madron,
voluntary dismissal.
Joe Vance vs. Irma Garduna,
dismissal.
Valencia Garden Apartments
vs. Sabrina Irvin, judgment for
tenant eviction.
Thomas M. Keifer vs.
Charles Walker, dismissed.
Valencia Garden Apartments
vs. Erica Alvarez, judgment for
tenant eviction.
Torres & Sons Rentals vs.
Ginger Gallegos, dismissed.,
Performance Food Services
Co. vs. Amye Gause William
Skipper Gause and Roosters
Restaurant, default judgment.
Citrus Valley Mobile Home
Park vs. Raymond Hernandez,
dismissed.
CACH LLC vs. Joshua
Ready, judgment.
Charlotte Roberts vs. Cyn-
thia Howell, dismissed.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs.
Robert K. Williams and San-.
Juanita Esquivel, order.
Portfolio Recovery Associ-
ates vs. James A. Sellers, volun- -
tary dismissal.
G&H Services Inc. vs. M&E
Trucking LLC,' default judg-
ment.
Dillard's vs. Patty Shack-;
elford, voluntary dismissal.
Lincoln' Education Service
Corp. vs. Kevin Antoine
Hodges, judgment.
CACH vs. Nicholas A.
Lower, dismissed.
Portfolio Recovery Associ-.
ates LLC vs. Jessica Valadez,
stipulated payment and dis-
missal.
Citrus Valey Mobile Home-
Park vs. Lydia Lopez, dis-
missed.
Adrian Chapman vs. Robert
French and Charlotte French,
dismissal.
Christian Giosu vs. Pedro
Benot; dismissed.
Asset Acceptance LLC 'vs.
Rosalind M. Viall, dismissed.

There was no county mis-
demeanor coutt as it was trial
week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently ih the
office of the circuit court:
Karrie Ann Pastoor arid the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Kevin Lee Forney
Sr., petition for enforcement of
administrative child support
order.
Pureza Amespute and DOR
vs. Marcial Garibay III, petition
for enforcement of administra-
tive child support order.
Jennifer M. Black and DOR
vs. Joshua Emory Mohn, peti-
tion for enforcement of admin-
istrative child support order.
Carolina' Maldonado vys.
*Ricky Trevino, petition for
enforcement of. adminiistrative
child support order.
Rachel L. Lanham and DOR'
vs. Travis J. Lanham, petition,
for enforcement of administra-
tive child support order.
Hardee County Sheriff's
Office vs. Juan Pablo Aldana,
petition for forfeiture.
First National Bank vs.
James A. Murphy, Judith
Murphy et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Ronald L. McCoy Estate, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Clara Anmi Wyckoff and Ronald
L. McCoy Estate. petition for


mortgage foreclosure.
* Nichole Davila and Oswaldo
Davila. divorce.

Nothing is particularly hard if
you divide it into small jobs.
-Henry Ford

The real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeking new
landscapes but in having new
eyes.
-Marcel Proust


Shalimar Contrera-Serrano
vs. Andrew Fabila Jr., petition
for injunction for protection.
Angela Rivers vs. Randull
Rivers, petition for injunction
for protection.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust vs. Juanita Wright, Dan
Wright et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
South Fort Meade Land
Management vs. Gulf Citrus
Marketing LLC, damages -
contracts and indebtedness.
PNC Bank National Associ-
ation vs. Osles Lazarre et al,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Rosalina Jackson vs. Tyjan
Williams, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
.Wayne Crosby vs. Charles
Michael Walker, petition for
injunction for protection.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Leion Palacios,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Autovest Financial Services
vs. Florentino Obregon Jr.,
damages contracts and in-
debtedness.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Tonya Suzanne Richardson
and DOR vs. Adam Dewayne
Richardson, order on child sup-
port contempt.
Tonya Denice Carroll and
DOR vs. Matthew Duwayne
Carroll, order.
Christopher B. Montanez vs.
Annie Elaine Torres and DOR,
order on child support..
Angel Kalisha Simmons.and
DOR vs. Jermaine Lamar
Cunningham, voluntary dis-
missal.
Lorie A. Jackson and DOR
vs. William E. Brown, order on
child support contempt.
Latravia Letricia Harris and
DOR vs. Kunta Kinte Holley,
order on child support con-
tempt.
Moussa Camara vs. Kenneth
Sticker, petition,,denied.
OOMC Loan Tiust vs.
Juanita Wright et al, order.
Jeanne Newsome and DOR
vs. Karista, Newsome Barista,
order.
Lorenza Alriaguer Salazar
and DOR vs. George Alamia,
order on child support con-
tempt.
Sherie Marlene Bradley and
DOR vs. Sherie Bradley, child
support order.tt
Hortencia Santos vs. Dona-
.ciano Pena, injunction for pro-
tection.
Stella Zuniga vs. Tommy
Garza, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
S Maria Laura Ordehi and
Corey D. Fowler, divorce.
Carol A. Kelley as personal
representative vs. Donald Gel-
dart and Adventist Health
Systems et al, stipulated dis-
missal.
Stephanie A. Roberson and


The' Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD).
announces the following public
workshop to which all interested
persons are invited:
Surplus Lands Assessment
Public Information Meeting:
Explanation of the evaluation
process for assessment of
SWFWMD land holdings for
potential surplus options. The
meeting purpose is to obtain
public input. Governing Board
and Advisory Committee mem-
bers may attend.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January
11,2012; 6 p.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Sarasota
Service Office, 6750 Fruitville
Road, Sarasota FL 34240'
A copy .of the agenda maybe
obtained by contacting:
WaterMatters.org Boards, Meet-
ings & Event Calendar;1 (800)
423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-
7211
For more information, you may
contact: Cheryl.Hill@watermat-
ters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only)
or (352)796-7211, x4452 (Ad
Order EXE0182)
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting or hearing.
he/she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ing is made, which record.
includes the testimony and evi-
dence from which the appeal is to


COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchula Elementary School conducted a food drive during the month of November. Students were encouraged to
bring in non-perishable items or buy a $10 food box at Sweetbay. The food would then be donated to the Hardee'
Help Center. Sweetbay Supermarket partnered with WES and brought shopping carts to be filled with all of the items.
In all, students collected seven full shopping carts. First graders were the ones to bring in the most. Pictured here
with the shopping carts and food boxes are Madison Warnock, Riley Kate Albritton, Sailor Ullrich, Mia Camilo, Edner
Cherry, Seela Rae Albritton, Omar Avellaneda, Derek Camilo and Shelby Spencer. The adults in back are Tamara
Taylor, Sweetbay Assistant Manager Joyce Hanna, and Sweetbay Manager Donnie Strickland.


John A. Roberson, order.
An entry in this section last
week needs clarification. The
divorce of Darlene Ward
Grissom and Elmer Gene
Grissom Jr. was first filed on
Feb. 21, 2001. It was refiled
recently because settlement and
property agreements were inad-
vertently not attached at the
original filing.
The Herald-Advocate regrets
any misunderstandings which
may have been caused by the
entry of the refiling.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court recently as it was
trial week.

.The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
U.S. Department of Agri-
cuture to Andrew and Victoria
Hinojosa, $64,000.
Rajue R. Danmar to Patricia
C. Grimsley as trustee, $58,000.
Charles and Pearl Welton to
Keith Revell, $165,000.
Kauai, Family Partnership to
Gabriel & Magdolna Pataky,
$329.796.60.
George M. Jr. and Vicki L.
Parnell to John L. Beck as
trustee, $1.04 million.
Liliana C. Gonzalez and
Lucia Luksenberg to CLPL
LLC, $40,000.


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COURTESYPHOTO
South Florida Community College's Take Stock in Children program awarded a new
scholarship to Hardee Junior High School seventh grader Maria Rosa Fimbres. Take
Stock in Children is a statewide program that provides at-risk children with a mentor
and a four-year college scholarship. In return, the students sign contracts in which
they promise to remain drug-free, to avoid behavior that would get them into trouble
with law enforcement, to attend school regularly, and to earn satisfactory grades. The
parents also sign the contracts and agree to provide home environments conducive to
education. Pictured (from left) are Amy Williams, TSIC student advocate; Maria
Fimbres; Maria Rosa Fimbres; and Doug Herron, Hardee Junior High School principal.


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Of The Herald-Advocate
It came down to who got the
last shot.
This time around, it was
Bartow, as the Jackets claimed a
48-46 victory over the Hardee
Wildcats last Thursday night in
a well-attended home game.
*Both the Bartow and Hardee
fans were very loud.
This week, Hardee plays in
the First Academy Christmas
Tournament in Orlando
Tuesday through today
Thursday). The first*day was
ainst East River. A win there
uld put Hardee against the
ornament host First Academy,
perennial Class IA state
impionship squad. The third
came depends on the results
from the first two.
The Wildcats will also play
next weekend, Jan. 6-7 in the
Kathleen Shootout in Lakeland.
The Friday game will be against
the host school, while
Saturday's will be against
McKeel, Academy, another
Lakeland school.
Hardee's final game of the
first season was against 5-4
Bartow, with Coach Terence
McGriff in his 10th year at the
helm. Four of the first five were


juniors and the reserves includ-
ed another six juniors and a
soph. ensuring Bartow will be
strong for a couple of years to
come.
The 'Cats. under seventh-
year Coach Vance Dickey had a
starting lineup of three seniors
and two sophomores, with four
reserves. It was the Bartow
bench .strength which would
eventually tell in this game.
The low-scoring game began
with a pair of ties, then a three-
pointer for Bartow, which gave
the Jackets a one-point advan-
tage when Steve Metayer
answered with a deuce. Bartow
finished off the first period with
a trey, which gave Bartow an
11-8 advantage to end the first
period.
Jacket Jeremy Wilkins and
Wildcat Andrew "Drew" Hooks
exchanged shots to start the sec-
ond period. Wilkins then hit a
-trey. Metayer went down the
lane and dished to Christian
Moralez to cut the lead to 16-
12.
With :a cross-court pass to
Jajuan "'J J." Hooks netting two
points and a give-and-go
between Drew Hooks and
Keshun R ivers, Haidee knotted
the game at 16-16. Within 15


seconds. lartow re-took the
lead with another Wilkins shot.
It was a hectic back-and-forth
two minutes before Jajuan
Hooks made it 18-18. With a
final pair of Quincy Childs
shots Bartow took a 26-20 edge ,
into the locker room at halftime.
Hardee came out shooting in
the second half. With a Keyon'
Brown rebound and three-
pointer by J. J. Hooks. the 'Ctis
were within one point. 26-25.
Midway through the third
quarter, Bartow got a run and
made it an eight-point game,;
35-27. Rivers sank a pair of free .
throws as Bartow 'fouls contin-
ued to mount. Hardee mounted,
its rally and cut that to 37-33 as
the third period ended..
Childs opened the final eight
minutes with a trey. Wnhin a
minute, Keyon Brown was
fouled, the fifth on BartoiY's
only senior Akeem Severin, but
replaced him with 6-7 Chris
Perry, who had dominated the
center for the Jackets most of
the game and slipped out for a
rest. Perry immediately blocked
a Metayer shot.
Shortly,' Drew Hooks was
fouled and hit both shots. Each
time Hardee would get close;:
Bartow would get a key shot. .


When Hardee got within three
at 42-39. Kerry Jones hit a trey
for Bartow. Within a half
minute. Drew Hooks sank a
three-sport to make it 46-42.
At the 2:15 mark. a JJ.
Hooks shot bounced around and
went in. He also got the free
throw to make it 46-45. In sec-
onds. Rivers stole the ball and
went "all the way." getting
fouled and hitting one-of-two to
tie the game at 46-all.
Over the next 99 seconds it
was back-and-forth. Jones got
the final shot at 19.9 seconds.
Despite a couple of hurried
shots. Hardee couldn't get the
ball in the hoop and Bartow
claimed the 48-46 win. After
handshakes all around, the
teams met at mid-court for
prayer and parted as friends.
Though the Bartow scoring
was well spread, only big Perry
ended in double-digits with 10


points.
For Hardee. brothers Drew
and JJ. Hooks ended up with
13 points apiece. Cousins
Rivers and Keyon Brown each
added seven points. Metayer
four and Moralez two. Adding
minutes or enthusiasm were
reserves Moralez. Luke Palmer.
Kane Casso and Bobby Brown.
Hardee had played earlier in
the week at Avon Park. Coming
off a week without game expe-
rience. the then 3-1 'Cats were
no match for the Luther
Clemons' coached Red Devils
on their court. Avon Park won
82-58, led by R. Baker with 23
points, and two other players in
double digits.
For the Wildcats, it was
Rivers' night with 16 points,
including 5-of-8 at the charity
stripe. Avoti Park was called for
14 fouls, 'which Hardee had
only five foul calls. Two other


Wildcats were in double digits,
as Keyon Brown added 16
points and Metayer had 14. J.J.
Hooks had nine, Drew Hooks
only two points and Moralez a
solo free throw. .
For the JV Wildcats, the early
season has been an exercise in
frustration as coaches Carl
Coleman and Shawn Rivers try
to gel their squad, which occa-
sionally shows signs of coming
together and other times of indi-
vidual efforts.
SThe JV lost at Avon Park 35-
62 and against Bartow 25-70.
The scoring leaders have been
Mark Elsbury and' Blaiaine
Molitor, with help from Jordan
Jones, Daniel Boehm, Zach
Neuhofer, Dustin Smith, Tyler
Smith and Deonte Leslie. Other
junior Wildcats are Eric Klein,
Ryan Ramirez, Luke Winter,
Nick Johnson and Robert
Torres


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-Schedule of Weekly Services-


Printed as a Public Service
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Wauchul, Florida

SDeadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m-
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
Ist Sunday ......................5:00 p.m .

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
S FELLOWSHIP ,
Main & W. Central.
Sunday AM Worship....:....:..10:30 a.m.
Sur..J.,y E,..enrig 6 00l.p.m;?
\'ed. Prayer Meeting 7 I" pm

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
S4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sit,..l ,, School .................... 9:45 a.m .
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
D.i <,pl.: Train &-Choirs ......5:31( p.im.
Evening Worship ................ :30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:001 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
.S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253

Bible Study .......................... 9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ...............:10:45 a.m.
Evening Worshiip ..................6:30 p.m.

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
(;rape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .6 it) p m.,

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road -773-9013
Bible Connection 45 am.'
Morning Worship I I ii" a.m..
Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ...,......i. 0t p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ..7...:001 p.m.

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

IGLESIA IEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Bihlico ..........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 Servjce ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Sertice ...................7:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Commontion-2nd Sun. E e. ..6:00 p.m.

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

- NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Commuiion ....11:00 a.m.
5th Sunday Feast.................. 1:00 a.m .
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m.


-BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

ONA

IGLESIA PENTECOSTES
MISSION POR LAS ALMAS
149 Bedger Loop 448-2831
Miercoles (Ensefianza Biblica) ...........
....................................... 7:30 p.m.

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
SSunday School .....................:10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......1...... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............6:00 p.m.

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. I00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday Schbol ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .........1....1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
A\ANA I'o% idw 6 I p.m.-"-
W ~e,JOa Prrir .--- 7 00 m --


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School .................,. I0:00!:a.m.
English Service ............. 1 1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:(00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
; : 863-781-1624
hardee.celebration.org
Sund.iy Morning Srt ice I (X0) an.m.
Sunday' Evening SerT i, e 100 p.m.
Wedneda 1'oull. Scrt 'c S 30 p.m.
ClinlJc.irc pr id'li .,11 .I -crvices

CEI EUATION' II.I.O. SHIlP
S773-0427
CelebratioinServi ,, IIIn t I n,
lli'd ti l:vehingiii C(ill 11 I
Adult Cell Groiip \..............,..7:J) 0 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ........:..i:....7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:001 p.nt.
C('ll fir Iiiations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday Sohool ......................9:45 a.m.
M irning Worship .........:..I :100 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ...:..........6:3 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. 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
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
AMen s Lteaderslhip & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchev Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ............................11:00 a.m .


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

DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dominica .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................ 11:00 a.m .
Lunes Oracion ......................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................1:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School ...................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...............10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ...............10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
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-Week Prayer 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 ...........I.... 6:00 p.m.'
Church Orchestra................... 600 p.m.
Adult Choir ................... 7:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-1243
SIJNDAY:
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-5th) ...........................10:45 a.m.
'Worship Service ..................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESIAY9:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgradc ................6:15 p.m.
Classes Ior 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 .........1.1: 0 a.m.
Evening \Worship ...............6:00) pm.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
S1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.mn.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
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 ....11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

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


Wednesday Service7................7:00 p.m.

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 \V. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ................ 9:00 'a. .
Sunday School .................... :30 a.nm.
W orship............................... 10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ..............6:00 p.ri.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. ................. 7:00) p.m.


WAUCHULA

HIGHER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship.... 1l:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9" Ave.
M artes .................................. 7: 30 p.m .
Jueves .................................... 7:30 p.m .
Domingo .............................. 10:30 p.m.

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service ......................2:00 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Service .......:........... 10:00 a.m.

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

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................1 LOO a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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



NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
NEW..MIT=ZION A.M.E..CHURCH
10 Marlin Luther King Ave.
S 767-0023
Mom. Worship
(Ist & 3r Sun.) ..................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Seivice ...,4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ....:..............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m:
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1 & 3" Sun. I
Communion ...................10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4"' Sun*
Divine Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Bible Study .........................1 1:15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

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

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

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


Sunday ................................ 9:00 a.m ..
Holy Days ......................................

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:00 p.m.
Sunday(English) ..................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ...............11:00 a.m.
(Creole)...................... :00 p.m.
Catecism o ..............................9:45 a.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


WAUCHILA

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ..................... 9:30 a.m.
Moving 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 ................1:00 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.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.-
& Child Train ....................7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 am.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship ............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ..............;....10:00 a.m.
Church..................................10:00 a.m .
Youth Service ...................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD.
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ....:............... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ....................... 10:00 a.m.

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1 ':00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 p.m.

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
W wednesday ...........................7:30 p.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO-
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200(
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Training Union ...................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544
Gospel M usic ......................10:30 a.m .
Worship Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
' Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456 '
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
LIFE CHANGING WORSHIPCENTER
3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship ....................2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
W orship ........................1.....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 ..........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 m
Evening Service ....................6:30 p m.
5th Sunday ............................6:00 p m
REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-781-1578
Sunday Service .................. 1:00 a.m

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 US. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ................9 30 a m.
Morning Worship .................. 1 I a m.
Wed. Prayer Service ....7........7:00 p.m..

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane
Domingo, Miij en Espanol 9 30 a.m
-Catecismo ... 11:00 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica . .........10:00 a.m.
.ServT~ io d:e .'...;I.- .........-1:0-Qaoii,-
Pioneer Club .................6....630 lm!;
Servicio de la Noche ........ ..7:0 .m.!:
Mierecoles Merienda .........;6:00(p.m.
Servicio ........:......................8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


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Some Things Never Change


By HANNAH GRISINGER
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Recently I had the pleasure of inter-
viewing Ms. Nancy Weems.. During
this I learned many things that I did not
know or expect.
Q. When were you born?
A: Aug. 24, 1949.
Q: Where were you born?
A: In Coral Gables (Miami).
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: In Miami, when it was a safe
place.
SQ: What was it like in your neigh-
borhood?
A: It was
Blue Collar, QW ~ \ gE
where peo- I
pie strug-
gled to rent and the weekends were
devoted to cleaning the yard.
Q: What was it like in comparison
to Hardee?
A: No agriculture, but other than that
it was similar to Hardee now.
Q: What was it like growing up in
your house?
A: Both my parents were alcoholics
who fought often, so I learned to stay
out of the way, But don't get me
wrong, they were good parents;
SQ: Do you have any siblings?
A: I had two brothers, but the oldest
one drowned when I was 5.
.Q: What was a regular day like?
A: During the week I would get up,
eat, get dressed, walk to school, come
back, do dishes, dust the furniture, cook
supper, take a bath, go to bed then get
up and do'it all over again.
On the weekends I would get up,,
make coffee, get the newspaper, eat
breakfast, clean my room, clean the
hedges, and then play. You never even
thought 'about going to play without
finishing everything that needed to be
done first.
Q: How long was your typical
school day?
A: In elementary and middle school
it was 8-3. In high school it was 7:30-'
2:30.
Q: What was in style?


A: When I was in high school, it was
mini-skirts, "rib ticklers" and high-rise
pants.
Q: Did they have name brands
like Aeropostal or Hollister?
A: Yeah, but I didn't kjow any of
them. I didn't really care. It was-all
clothes to me.
Q: Was bullying common?
A: Sure, bullying has always been
around.
Q: What were some of the things


Q: When you were growing up,
what did you think you wanted to
be?
A: When I was little I. of course,
wanted to be a doctor. By teen, a mom. ;
But, after I got married and was poor, I
decided to go to college. But, I never
wanted to be a teacher.
Q: What has it been like seeing
technology advance over the years?
A: I have never been good with
change, so a lot of it caught me by sur-


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prise. I didn't like it.
Q: Do you have any last words for
me?
A: Yes, some things never change.
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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they would get picked on for?
A: Their looks, their name, money,
brains. Same old, same old.'
Q: In this day and time we all
know gossip is common. When you
were in school was it a normal occur-
rence?
A: Sure, it's right there next to bully-
ing. Both serve with the purpose of try-
ing to make the other person feel more
important. .
Q: What kind of things did teens
get pressured into?
A" AWell, I've always been'an inde-
pendent thinker. It didn't matter if peo-
ple pressured rme into it, if I didn't like
it or didn't think it was good, then I
didn't do it..


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LIQUIDATION AUCTION

Saturday Jan. 7th

Everything to be sold on location!
Inspection Friday Jan. 6th lpm-4pm


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205 7th Ave
'Office Features 3940 sq ft remod-
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with four restrooms. Paved parking
lot, right on the corner of W. Orange
St. and S. 7th Ave., I block of Main
Street and I block of US Hwy 17
downtown Wauchula. Binder deposit
requirement $10,000.
Vacant Commercial Lot 82' x 147'
with concrete driveway and apron.
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cookies and juice in honor of the story.

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

CASE NO.: 252011CP000097


IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

VERA NELL PRESTRIDGE, also
known as VERA PRESTRIDGE,
deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of VERA NELL PRE-
STRIDGE, also known as VERA
PRESTRIDGE, deceased, whose
date of death was November 11,
2011, and whose social security
number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate.Division,
the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
FL 33873-1749. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dert and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file. their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION dF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is 12/22/11.

Personal Representative:
BARNEY TRUMAN
PRESTRIDGE, JR.'
311 Bell Street
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL33873-1729
Teleph'he: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137


12:22.29c


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

CASE NO.: 252011CA000621

WAU HULA STATE BANK
P.O. OX 248
Wauchula, FL 33873

Plaintiff,

vs.

THE ESTATE OF RONALD L.
MCCOY, DECEASED, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER PAR-;
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST RONALD L.
MCCOY, DECEASED; and all
unknown natural persons if alive,
and if dead or not known to be
alive or dead, their several and
respective unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in
interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as
the Defendant; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown,

CLARA ANN WYCKOFF
1838 Kazen Road
Wauchula, FL 33873, and

UNKNOWN PARTY IN POSSES-
SION, IF ANY
1260 Mockingbird Road
Wauchula, FL 3387.

Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: THE ESTATE OF RONALD L.
MCCOY, DECEASED, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
CREDITORS, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST RONALD L.
MCCOY;

and all unknown natural persons
if alive, and if dead or not known
to,be alive or dead, their several
and respective unknown spous-
es, heirs, devisees, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in
interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporation


or other legal entity named as the
Defendant; and all claimants, per-
sons, or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming under the
above named or described defen-
dant or party or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in and to
the lands hereinafter described,
AND ALL OTHERS IT MAY CON-
CERN.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure of code
enforcement liens on the follow-
ing described real property in
Hardee County, Florida:

Lot 25, Block "I", Charlie
Creek Mobile Home
Estates, according to the
map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 37, of the Public
Records of Hardee County,
Florida

TOGETHER WITH a 1992
Flee Double Wide Mobile
Hom6 bearing Identification
Numbers: GAFLN34A15222-
SH and GAFLN34B15222SH

Parcel Id: 31-33-27-0860-
00001-0025

Commonly known as: 1260
Mockingbird Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873

has been filed against you by
Plaintiff, WAUCHULA STATE
BANK, a Florida Banking
Corporation, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Clifford M. Ables, III, Clifford M.
Ables, III, P.A., Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 202 W.
Main Street, Suite 103, Wauchula,
FL 33873, on or before Jan. 20,
2012, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.

DATED this 14 day of
December 2011.

B.HUGH BRADLEY, Clerk

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

12:22,29c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH.JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252011CA000620

WAUCHULA STATE BANK
P.O. Box 248
Wauchula, FL 33873

Plaintiff,

vs.

THE ESTATE OF RONALD L.
.-cOY.cS, bSKTHE-: .
UNKNOWN SPtiUIE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER PAR-


TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST RONALD L.
MCCOY, DECEASED; and all
unknown natural persons If alive,
and if dead or not known to be
alive or dead, their several and
respective unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in
interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as
the Defendant; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown,

CLARA ANN WYCKOFF
1838 Kazen Road
Wauchula, FL 33873, and

UNKNOWN PARTY IN POSSES-
SION, IF ANY
1110 Mockingbird Road
Wauchula, FL 33873.

Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: THE ESTATE OF RONALD L.
MCCOY, DECEASED, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
CREDITORS, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST RONALD L.
MCCOY;

and all unknown natural persons
if alive, and if dead or not known
to be alive. or dead, their several
and respective unknown spous-
es, heirs, devisees, grantees and
Crediftos, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, or under those
unknown natural, persons; and
the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in
Interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as the
Defendant; and all claimants, per-
sons, or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming under the
above named or described defen-
dant or party or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in and to
the lands hereinafter described,
AND ALL OTHERS IT MAY CON-
CERN.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure of code
enforcement liens on the follow-
ing described real property in
Hardee County, Florida


Lot 20,
Creek
Estates,
map or


Block A, Charlie
Mobile Home
according to the
plat tWereof as


recorded In Plat Book 3,
Page 37, of the Public
Records of Hardee County,
Florida


1985
Mobile
cation
11 -


TOGETHER WITH a
Oaks Double Wide N
Home bearing Identifi
Numbers: 32620299A
32620299BU

Parcel Id: 31-33-27-
0000A-0020

Commonly known as:
Mockingbird
Wauchula, FL 33873

has been filed against
Plaintiff, WAUCHULA
BANK, a Florida
Corporation, and yc
required to serve a copy
written defenses, if a
Clifford M. Ables, 11, Cli
Ables, III, PA., Attor
Plaintiff, whose address
Main Street, Suite 103, W
FL 33873, on or before
2012, and file the original
clerk of this court eithe
service on Plaintiff's att
immediately thereafter; o
a default will be entered
you for the relief demand
complaint.

DATED this 14
December 2011.

B.HUGH BRADLI

By: Conn
As Depu


IN THE CIRCUIT COUF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL C
OF FLORIDA, IN AND
HARDEE COUNTY

CASE NO.: 252011CP0


IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

JULIUS ROBERT MERCH
deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the
estate of JULIUS ROBERT MER-
CHANT, deceased, whose date of
death was October 18, 2011, and
whose social security number is
xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
FL, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Drawer
1749, Wauchula, Florida 33873-
1749. The name and address of
the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
Attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE, ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the Jece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the: dece-
dent's.. estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET. FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is 12/22/11.

Personal Representative:
MARY ALICE MERCHANT
18700 US 27 South
Lake Wales, FL 33853

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137

12:22,29c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252011CA00617

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF

2003 VOLKSWAGEN GTI,
VIN# 9BWDE61J334034708


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JUAN PABLO ALDANA, AND
ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN OR TO THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED
BELOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
In Hardee County, Florida:

2003 VOLKSWAGEN GTI,
VIN# 9BWDE61J334034708

has been filed against you by
Petitioner, HARDEE COUNT'
SHERIFF'S OFFICE, and-you are
required to serve-a copy of your
wriqtldefenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
attorney, whose address is Post


u ana Greetings from Fort
and Happy New Year!
0860- It is amazing how t
really flies, and I ju
believe it is because 1
1110 ting older!
Road, I wonder how often
mas comes on a Sunda
you by am sure someone has
STATE googled that question. V
Banking good crowd at Fort
ou are Baptist on Christmas
of your There were not many
affyd on small children there.
Afford M.
ones present are vis
i 202 W. Santa on Christmas Eve
Vauchula, That would have beei
Jan. 20, tradition-to have but we
I with the had ours bright and
ir before Christmas morning. I
orney or member one Christmas
therwie 3 a.m. when my daddy
I against
ed In the the truck lights on so I c
to ride my bicycle! That
memories. Also, Brothe
day of McGaughey said when
young you always
Y, Clerk orange in your stocking
raised getting an orange
ie Coker banana. nuts and a little
ity Clerk in my stocking. Now st
are filled with all kinds
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FOR
SOffice Drawer 1308, W
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Jan. 20, 2012, and to file
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either before servi
Petitioner's attorney or
ANT, ately thereafter; other
default will be entered
you for the relief demand
petition.


DATED on Dec. 13, 201


B.HUGH B
As Clerk of t

By: Conn
as Depi


t Green followed Ny family tradition
and put a orange in her stock-
he time ,ing. Wh n she was about 3. she
st can't laughe and said that silly Santa
am get- Claus/put an orange in my
stocking and we have a whdle
Christ- grove full! After that she/re-
vy. and I ceived a navel orange because
already we did not have a navel tree!
Ne had a Randy and Faye Davis,/Edith
Green Bassett and Norma Alejandro
Sunday. enjoyed a wonderful Chfistmas
of the with their family. Johnmark.
and the Amy. Beca and Aaron Brown,
ited by in DeFuniak Springs. It was a
. / little cooler there than here, but
n a god not freezing.
always We had a good dinner with
d early daughter Avie and family.
can re- Sherman fried the turkey and it
around was the best-tasting one ever!
./turned Avis Sasser brought her deli-
ould see cious mustard greens. Her
is good nephew, Edwin Sasser, brought
er Steve them to her ready for the pot!
he was Now, that is a good nephew.
got an Dustyn Waters can grow. some
. I was good ones as he has shared with
e, apple, us and when eating them, I
e candy think they are the best in the
:ockings world.
of gifts. Betty Waters, Joyce and
small, I Cindy Coker and Faye Chancey
enjoyed their trip up N6rth.
They crammed everything pos-
sible in the few days, but it was
auchula, worth being worn out when
the org- they arrived back in Fort Green.
is, Court I was happy to learn that
ce on Cierra Smith is on the Student
immedi- Council in Bowling Green
rwise a Elementary. She is a real smart
against young lady and did her part
super in our church Christmas
program.
11. And speaking of our pro-
gram, we have a genius in our
RADLEY, church who can transform the
he Court front of the church into a living

e Coker room complete with door that
uty Clerk must be opened to admit the
Christmas carolers. We had a
12:22,29c. youth Christmas program on


the 18th where the carolers visit
an elderly sick lady to sing
Christmas. carols. Rex Richey
constructed the living room
with door, and he is just amaz-
ing when it comes to making
scenery.
Our sympathy is extended to
the Wadsworth family. A teach-
er makes a big impact on an
unbelievable number of chil-
dren.
I am tired of the media mak-
ing fun of former Gator Tebow.
He is not afraid to let the world
know who and what he believes
in.
Our sincere sympathy is
extended to the Miller family,
as Pastor James Miller made his
final journey.
One of my neighbors gave
me a copy of an article in The
Bradenton Times. Amazing that
they would think our county
news is so interesting, but I
must agree with them. To con-
sider doing business with a
company that has no record is
definitely a little risky. I. still
say, before we agree to any-
thing, we need to make a visit to
the "existing" plants in the
USA. Another Fort Green
neighbor said he called the city
where one plant is supposed to
be located and talked to the
town manager, who said he had
never heard of the plant or com-
pany.
Gene Albritton was visiting
his brother, Cline, and they
stopped by to visit Sherman and
gave us some field-ripe and
hand-picked tomatoes. There is
nothing like a good tomato!
Pray for each other, our
nation and the military.


Change always
bearing gifts.


comes


-Price Pritchetl


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON

PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHJ.A

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND

USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE MAP

FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

- c City LTaC~hula'FrIOndraproposes to-change the use~Tland-w Ain the area
shtil'n in the map i' the advertisement. The change proposed Irqh amendment to the'
Wauchula Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the
City of Wauchula.

Amendment #11-02-SS:, A change of theofficial future land use classification
from County "Town Center" to City "Commercial" h the "Smith Enterprises
Property" located at 1000 South 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873, con-
sisting of .51 acres

A public hearing will be held on 9th day of January 2012, at 6:00 P.M., and thereafter
Ordinance 2011-11A will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the sec-
ond reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, atwhich public
hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all mat-
ters pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments to
Amendment #11-02-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if submitted on or
before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be nspecled by
the public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South
7th Avenue Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Mon-
day through Friday, except holidays.

Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of the'
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeals are to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION
286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOM-;
MODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY
CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


s/Holly D. Smith
HOLLY D. SMITH, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


12:29c


Fort Greei News

By Rilla Cooper

773-6710







December 29,2011, The Herald-Advocate 5B


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
Jack Hoxie, veteran Western
screen star who some years ago
was the idol of many children
who thrilled at his perfor-
mances on the screen, will be at
the eighth annual Hardee
County Strawberry Festival
Inc., which is to be held at
Bowling Green Jan. 11-16,
Manager J.A. Albritton an-
nounced this week.

At the monthly meeting of
the Board of Directors of the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club
Monday night, the -directors
went into a lengthy discussion
as to the needs of a Chamber of
Commerce for this' city.
Directors J.G. Anderson and
Latimer C. Farr were appointed
to investigate the matter further
and report back to the club at a
later date.

Tuesday, Jan. 5, Fred P. Cone
will be inaugurated as Florida's
27th governor. We wish the
governor-elect much success as
chief executive in the next four
years.

The Royal Theatre will be
showing the movie "Wedding
Present" on. Sunday and
Monday. It will feature Joan
Bennett, Cary Grant, George
Bancroft, Conrad Nigel, and
Gene Lockhart. Admission will
be 10 and 15 cents.

50 YEARS AGO
The old year just ending,
1961, will be long remembered
in Hardee County as the year
the county came back and made


greater progress than ever after
a devastating visit from a lady
named Donna. The hurricane
swept through the county in the
fall of 1960, destroying public
facilities, damaging homes and
toppling citrus trees, but her
effects were felt well into 1961.

Rev. and Mrs. Morgan J.
Taylor, residents of Hardee
County since 1930, celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary
on Sunday, Dec. 24. For the
first time in a number of years,
all the immediate family was
home and with other relatives
and friends gathered to pay trib-
ute to the Taylors.

The graduating classes of
1942 and 1943 of the Bowling
Green High School had a
reunion at Knight's Restaurant
on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.

The WSCS of the Bowling
Green Methodist Church pre-
sented Mrs. Verdie Mae Brown
with a 50-year pin and Gold
Certificate Sunday during the
11 a.m. service:

25 YEARS AGO
With the restrooms and most
of the landscaping completed at
the four new tennis courts on
North Seventh Avenue and Oak
Street, the city of Wauchula is
planning an official opening
celebration Monday morning.
Ribbon' cutting will be at 10
a.m.

In recent ceremonies at the
new Sabal Park Holiday Inn
Hotel, Doyle E. Carlton Jr. was
presented with the Tampa Bay
Business Magazine Contribu-
tion to Commerce Awards

A picture on' Page 'lB shows
local guard members on Dec.
13 accepting a proclamation of


IayBa WeI
IB~ r


the 350th anniversary of the
National Guard.

Miss Lindee Morgan, daugh-
ter of Kathy and Dennis
Morgan, has been selected as a
state finalist in the 1987 Miss.
Florida U.S. Teen Pageant.

10 YEARS AGO
SThe Board of Trustees of
South Florida Community
College faces a unique chal-
lenge in selecting a new presi-
dent. Longtime SFCC president
Dr. Catherine Cornelius an-
nounced her upcoming retire-
ment at the conclusion of a long
trustee meeting last Wednesday
night. She plans to leave the
college in July.

A Page 1B photo shows
Hardee County commissioners
after completing their annual
organization in choosing lead-
ers for the coming year. They
include Commissioner Gordon
Norris, new Commission
Chairman Walter Olliff, Vice
Chairman 'Bill Lambert,
Commissioner Milton Lanier,
and outgoing Chairman Nick
Timmerman.

Misty Dawn Phillips recently
received a certificate of com-
pletion in medical records from
the Homestead Job Corps in
Homestead. She will be intern-
ing in Miami while attending
Miami Community College.
She is the daughter of Thomas
and Carolyn Sue Howard
Bailey of Wauchula.

Pictures on 3C and 6C show
two girls who donated their hair
to Locks of Love, an organiza-
tion dedicated to creating wigs
for children with hair-diminish-
ing diseases. Fifteen-year-old
Bowling Green resident Janie
Pugh,. daughter of Jack and
Lynn Sconyers, had her cut
done at Juana's Salon in
Wauchula. Eight-year-old Wau-
chula resident Harley Staton,


child of Bob and Marie Staton
and Robert Daniel Staton, had
her haircut at Michelle's Cow-
licks & Ponytails in Waichiila.




The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
workshop to which all interested
persons are Invited:
Surplus "- i.s Assessment
Public Information Meeting:-
Explanation of the evaluation
process for assessment pf
SWFWMD land holdings 'for
potential surplus options. The
meeting purpose is to obtain
public input. Governing Board
and Advisory Commjttee"mem-
bers may attend.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January
11, 2012; 6 p.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Sarasota
Service Office, 6750 Fruitville
Road, Sarasota FL 34240,.
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by .contacting:
WaferMatters.org Boards, Meet-
ings & Event Calendar;1 (800)
423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-
7211
For more information, you may
contact: Chery.Hill@watermat-
ters.org 1(800)423-1476 (F.L only)
or (352)796-7211, x4452 (Ad
Order EXE0182)
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Bbard
with respect to any matter cdtsid-
ered at this meeting or hearing,
he/she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ing is made,-.whch 'i;ecord
includes the testimony and evi-
dence from which the appeal is to
be issued. .
Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for
in the Americans with Disabilities
Act should contact the District's
Human Resources Director, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida
34604-6899; telephone (352)
796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-
1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDID
(FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or
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NOTICE OF INVALID VOTER
REGISTRATION AND NOTICE
TO SHOW CAUSE

Pursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes, notice is
hereby given to the following persons) to show cause
.why they should not be disqualified as a registered voter:
Wilma J. Browdy
1526 Washington St. Unit 3
Wauchula, FL 33873

The above individual's are notified to show cause why
his/her name should not be removed from the voter reg-
istration rplls. Failure to respond within 30 dayswill result
in a determination of ineligibility' by the Supervisor and
removal of'your name from the statewide voter registra-
'tibn system. For further information and instruction, con-
tact the Supervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061 within 30
days of publication of this notice.
Jeffery Ussery
.Supervisor of Elections
Hardee County

La NOTA DE VOTANTE
INVALID La MATRICULA
.. Y la NOTA para
MOSTRAR la CAUSA

Segin Secci6n 98.075(7), los Estatutbs de la Florida, la
nota por la present es dada a la persona (s) siguiente
para mostrar la causapor que ellos no deben ser descal-
ificados como un votante registrado:

Wilma J. Browdy
:; 1526 Washington St. Unit 3
Wauchula, FL 33873
encima del ihdivfduo es notificado para mostrar la causa
por que .su nombre d ,se debe quitar de los rollos de
matricula de votante. El fracaso para responder dentro de
30 dias tendr, como resultado una determinaci6n de inel-
igibility por el Supervisor y la eliminaci6nde su nombre
del sistema a todo el estado de matricula de votante. Para
la informaci6n y la instrucci6n adicionales, avise al
Supervisor de Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30
.dias:de Ia.publicaci6n de esta nota.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Condado.
.de Elecciones Hardee 12:29c









6B The Herald-Advocate, December 29, 2011


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

COUNTY
Dec. 25, Eric Daronne McClain, 27, General Delivery. Ona,
was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Eduardo Cruz and
charged with possession of marijuana and violation of probation.
Dec. 25, a fight on East Bay Street and thefts on East Main
Street and on SR 64 West were reported.

Dec. 24, Rusty Alien Pelham, 22, of 128 NE 16th Terrace,
Cape Coral, was arrested by Dep. John McLeod on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
Dec. 24, a robbery-holdup was reported on Lincoln Street.

Dec. 23 John George Shenefield, 34, of 510 NE Fourth Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of
withholding support of children.
Dec. 23, Gilberto Sales-Godinez, 19, of 2460 Pine Cone Road,
Wauchula, was, arrested by FHP Tpr. Eduardo Cruz and charged
with DUI and no valid license.
Dec. 23, a residential burglary on Beeson Road, a robbery-
holdup on Pine Cone Road, and thefts on Sweetwater Road, Hyde
Street and Mockingbird Lane were reported.

Dec. 22, Jose Luis Mata, 36, of Griffin Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with trespassing on an
occupied structure or conveyance, possession, of cocaine and smug-
gling contraband into a detention facility.
Dec. 22, Jose Lopez Alvarado, 28, P. O. Box 1517, Bowling
Green, wasarrested by FHP.Tpr. Eduardo Cruz and charged with
DUI and three other traffic offenses.
Dec. 22, a business burglary on Murphy Road was reported.

Dec. 21, Paul Everett Fulton, 32, of 4539 Seminole Trail,
Wauchula, Was arrested by Dep. Juan Castillo on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
Dec. 21, Homer Curtis Kirk, 31, of 1580 Maude Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged with
contempt of court and driving with knowledge of a suspended
license.
Dec. 21, Francisco Rivera Jr., 21, of 451 Maude Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep..Cesar Medina on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
SDec. 21, Oracio Francisco, 19, of 1413 Lost Acres Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
Dec. 21, Felipe Aguilar, 37, of 4708 Dixieanna 4ve., Bowling
Green, was arrested by FHP Tpr. Eduardo Cruz on three counts of
failure to appear in court and a traffic offense.
Dec. 21, a residential burglary on Morgan Road, a tag stolen
on SR 62, and a,theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Dec. 20, Katina An Delgado-Castro, 38, of 605 E. Seventh
Ave:, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and
charged with larceny petit theft.
Dec. 20, thefts in two locations on U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.


Dec. 19, Jessica Prince Valdez, 27, of 604 E. Bay St.,.
Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.


wFling Green Elementary
First Quarter

K " " " i i _I


KINDERGARTEN Ana Hernandez
E Viviana Hernandez
JadaAlteri Maria Hernandez-


Aileen Arreola
Antonio Cabrera
Jasmine Castillo
Marybelle C6stilla
German Covarrubia%-
Valencia
Estrellita DeJesus-
Martinez
Joshua DeLaRosa
Shaun DeLeon
Meleny Escamilla
Khris Estrada
Leonard Frame
Nayely Garcia-
Saucedo
Kayla Gilmore
'Jessica Grimsley
Joslyn Hayes
*Ivaln Hurtado-
Dominguez
Mikaya Johnston
Jazlyn Jones
Fredy Leon-Lopez
Osiel Molina-Lozano
Esteban Olmos
Randall Ownby
Sydney Ptlencia
Nehemiah Pyatt
Wendy Rodriguez
Mkenzy Stewart
Charity Thompson
Delores Walton

E/S -
Alexandro Alaniz
Natalia Calvillo-Rivera
Natalia Deluna-
Camacho
Logan Garcia
Jose Gonzalez
Devin Jackson
Yasmine Lopez-
Chavez
Berenice. Moran
Phoenix Romeo

FIRST GRADE
A
Antonia Banda
Nadiah Belmarez
Magdalena Contraras
Luisa DeLaRosa
Desteny Escamilla
-Amy Farias
Jared Fowler
Bernabe Gallardo
Vincente Gardner
Kelsey Gomez
Elijah Hart


Tellez
Maxwell Kimball
Hailey Lee
SDavid McQuiag
Vaunessa Padilla- ,
Lucatero
Yadir. Sanchez
Lydii Valadez
Brody Waters
Chloe Wilkins
Caleb Ybarra

:: A/B
Nala Aleman
Cyclaliz Avila-Perei
Diego Bautista-
Luvianb
Analise Benavides
Angielita Casso
William Davis
Jonathan Doyle
Diego Flores
Alli Gutierrez
Jose Hernandez
Shelley Hernandez
Jennifer Hernandez-
Garcia
Crystal Kapan
Chano Lara
Cristian Lopez
Ashley Magana-
Navarrete
Uziel Mairtinez
Brittaney Martinez-
Villanuva
Marco Mendez-Lopez
Bailey Mendoza Acuno
Connor Murray
Alicia Ornelis
Yair Ramos-Castillo
Rafael Reyes-Miranda
Jasmine Rodriguez
Jesus Rodriguez
Desteny Rosales
Alvin Sanchez
Rebecca Silvan
Arely Tavares-
Escamilla

SECOND GRADE
A
Julian Molina-Lozano
Erick Ontiveros
Zackery Palacios
Destiny Badillo
Elvis Dejesus-Martinez
Caden Dunlap
Samantha Maldonado
Ivan Molina


A/
Jennifer Cha
Munoz
Ke'Varreis V
Ju:in Lagui
Angel Lope
Oliver.Mend
Selena Perez
Jaden Rodr:i
Hezekiah Au
Fernaiido Ca
Natalia Gaic
Juan Garza
Adriai Hurt.
Domingue
C,aiden John
Jos'hua Knar
Dezeray Riv


WAUCHULA
Dec. 22, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Dec. 21, thefts on North Ninth Avenue and on Downing Circle
were reported.

Dec. 20, Gilbert Carrion. 39, of 366 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. William Smith on an out-of-
county warrant.
Dec. 20, Victoriano Velasco. 35. of 814 S. Ninth Ave..
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with bat-
terv.

BOWLING GREEN
Dec. 25, a residential burglary was reported on Mason-Dixon
Avenue.

Dec. 23, a theft on Pleasant Way was reported.

Dec. 19, thefts on West Main Street and on Grove Street were
reported.


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football fans, it is the most wonderful time of the year.
So, with the first 7 bowls in the books, the Swami is 5-2. In bowl
games, it's always a factor how will each team react to the gaie.
Is a team like Boise St. playing a 6-6 team in a lesser bowl when
they should have been in the Sugar powl going to play hard? Boise
did. TCU with the same scenario played just well enough to win.
Florida is a two-point favorite to beat Ohio St. How will the
Gators play in this bowl? Will a new play caller make a difference?
'Will Rainey and Demps be better utilized? Will Ohio St. players be
seen all over Jacksonville looking for Tattoo Parlors to trade their
bowl gifts? From the little slap on the wrist the NCAA gave the
Buckeyes, they may as well do ,whatever they like. lfa Sun Belt op
Conference USA school did the same thing, the NCAA would ham-
mer them and say "See, we control college athletics "
In games completed, Ohio almost 'hrew away a win against
Utah St. in the Idaho Potato Bowl but held on to iin its first ever
bowl game. Louisiana-Lafayette hit the game-winning field goal at
the buzzer over San Diego St. in the New Orleans Bowl. Mario
Cristobal had to cringe when his AD said FIU had the best record
in the state of Florida, giving Marshall more bulletin boatd materi-
al. Amazingly FIU was favored by 5 points over the Thundering
Herd. That was easy money in Las Vegas. Marshall used its defense
and special teams to shut down the Panthers while Aaron Dobsoni
had two touchdown catches to add to his highlight film. His one
hand touchdown grab against East Carolina' made ESPN's top'?
highlight for the week and ranked second on the plays of the year
We will now take a look at the last 12 bowls in this article.
S., Gator Bowl-- Jan. 2 Ohio St. versus Florida. UF is a 2-
point favorite.The Gators are playing at "Home" in a way. Rainey
and Demps will use their speed to run past "Slohio" just like the


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partment .during -the ieek of.
Dec 11-17. 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
Owner, State Road 64, pole
barn, $3,800.
SDouglas C. Tilney, U.S. 17,
swimming pools/spas, $43,750.
Adnaud Louis, Chester
Avenue, residence, $55,000.
Travis A Fulford, SKP Way,
4 roofing, $3,800.
'Travis A. Fulford, SKP Way,
roofing, $4,275.
Stephen C., Starratt, Illinois
.Avenue, roofing, $3.700
Thomas Di Giacomo,
Charley Bryan .Road, swim-
ming pools/spas, $24.000.
Jason Remmel. Theater
Road, window s, $2,782.
Kenneth. Edwards,' State
Road 64 East, screen room,
$5,976.
.Builder, Riverside Drive,
barn residential, $1,200.



Citrus


Estimate


Increases
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture has raised its,
orange crop forecast for the
2011-12 season by two percent.
The new estimate predicts the
groves will now produce 150
million boxes. The USDA's ini-
tial October estimate pegged
the orange 'crop at 147 million
boxes.
The increase came due to a
two-million box.increase in the
valencia crop from 73 million
to 75 million. Early and mid-
season varieties jumped one
million to 75 million.
For Florida specialty fruit,
the USDA predicts 1.1 million
boxes of tangelos and 4.5 mil-
lion boxes of tangerines, down
from 4.7 million in October.
The yield for from-concen-
trate orange juice held steady at
1.60 gallons per 90-pound box.
The USDA predicts Florida
will harvest 19.4 million boxes
of grapefruit, down from the
20.1 million boxes estimated in
October.


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Jason Gaicia
Vhite Marisela Hinojos
Esmeralda Lopez-
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loza Emilio Martinez
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uuez Tyresha Mclvery
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istillo Jose Molina
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Cameron Hodges
Jacqueline Rodriguez-
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Kimberly Walton

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Jennifer Almeyda-
Ontiveros
Andrew Arreola
Kolby Baker
Chloe Boyette
Irvin Campos
Andrew Casey
Jackson Casso
Kaylee Gibson
Jose Hernandez
Valerio Hernandez
Monica Hernandez-
SRuiz
Vincente Jaimes
Julian Kimball .
Giovanni Lopez
Brittany Lopez-Perez
Leah Martinez
Deonate McDonald
Adan Molina
Emily Molina
Mason Pearson
Myron Refoure
Cesar Rosales
Adrian Sanchez
Alexandra Solis
Joaquin Tavares
Faith Thompson
Griselda Vasquez

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A/B
Caroline Coronado
Esmeralda Cruz-Jose


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SA A
Roman Almagier
Aaron Cook
Aracely Sanchez
Cassidy Wilson


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Serenity Aguirre-
Banda
Heydi Ambriz
Ipaisy Calvillo
Ana Capetillo
nareli Covorrubias
awner Deluna
Ylena Esquivel
Diamond Faulk
Martika Garcia
Deyina Garza'
Matthew Knight
Aaron Maldonado
Megan Markel
Adilene Maya
Elizabeth McBride
Ingrid Mendoza
Nazae'zya Perry-
Kasie Powell
Alejandra Ramirez
Diana Ramirez
Alexis' Ramos
Drew Roberts
Damian Rodriguez
Aaliyah Sanchez
Roberto Tavares
Angela Velasco
Savannah Walton
Elijah Williams


last time. Urban. you can have the Ohio St. program. You just went
from the Pent House to the Out House. Look for a Gator victory.:
Florida 31 Ohio St. 7. .
2. Rose Bowl Jan. 2 Wisconsin versus Oregon.
Oregon's Ducks are explosive, flashy and always dressed gaudy.
The Badgers are always consistent, strong on the offensive line
with big hard running backs. Oregon won't be on offerise as much
because the Badgers will pound the ball and use the clock to win:
this game. Wisconsin 31 Oregon 24.
3. Fiesta Bowl Jan. 2 Stanford versus Oklahoma St.
This should be called the "What If Bowl "of ll-lteams. The
Cowboys got ambushed at Iowa St. possibly distracted by circum-
stances. Stanford has a few bad breaks against Oregon and lost a
Heisman Trophy and a perfect record. If those two gafies don't
happen, either of these could be playing LSU. This game will jbe a,
shootout. Andrew Luck will finish with a great game butwill' it be
a victory? Oklahoma St. 41 Stanford 38.
4. Ticket City Bowl Jan.2 Houston verSus&Peni St.:Can
the Nittany Lions overcome the scandal and focus on the game?
Will the players see it as a way to make a statement? Houston can
also see it as redemption after losing the CUSA Title Game to
Southern Miss. The Cougars are a nine-point favorite. Houston 33
Penn St. 24.
5. Outback Bowl Jan. 2 Michigan St. versus Georgia. A
pair of 10-3 teams which both lost in their conference title games.
Their seasons were very similar. That makes this a very good
matchup. The Dawgs are a 2-point favorite. Georgia 24 lichigan
St. 20.
6. Capital One Bowl Jan.2 Nebraska versus South
Carolina. Another similar matchup between the Big 10 and the
SEC. Have to go with the Old Ball Coach. South Carolina .3,0
Nebraska 23.
7. Sugar Bowl Jan. 3 Michigan versus Virginia Teqh.,
This matchup is a total, insult to college football. ,ichiganr
deserves to be here. Virginia Tech deserved to play in, an 'early'
December bowl. Kansas St. or Boise St. should have been here and
any fan with a 70 IQ knows it. The Hokies played 3 real teanis all
year, Clemson pounded, them twice. They beat. Marshall and
Arkansas St. The rest were cupcakes and ACC Cupcakes. Michigan
40 VPI 17..
8. Orange Bowl Jan. 4 Clemson versus West Virginia.
Could be a very good matchup. However, if Clemson plays like
they did against N.C. St., WVU blows them out. IF WVU plays
like they did against Syracuse, Clemson blows them out. If they
both play to their potential it will rank up.there with Stanford and
Oklahoma St. WVU. has, a better passing game with Geno Smith
passing for over 4,000,yards after this game. He has two receivers'
with over 1,000 yards receiving. Tavon Austin is the All-American;
that gives WVU the edge in this one. WVU 37 Clemson 30.
9. Cotton Bowl Jan. 6 Arkansas versus Kansas St. The;
Hogs were knocking on the door of the National Championship
this year. The KSU Wildcats looked great until they had to play a,
couple teams from Oklahoma: The Hogs losses were to LSU and'
Alabama. Strength of schedule goes to the Hogs in this one.
Arkansas 31 Kansas St. 23.
10. Compass Bowl Jan, 7 Pitt versus SMU. Pitt, may
have stopped its free fall from total mediocrity with the hiring of
Paul Chryst, offensive coordinator from Wisconsin. If he is as good
as jt seems, Pitt moving down to the ACC should .provide him a-
stage for success. This game though will be one without the old'
staff coaching either. Pitt is also without Ray Graham who had 958
yards rushing. SMU counters with a great passing game and a
1,000-yard rusher. Again, it could come down to how each team
sees this opportunity. SMU 34 Pitt 24. :
11. GODaddy.Com Bowl -- Jan 8 Arkansas St. versus
Northern Illinois. What a great timing bowl ganmefir ftwo niid-"
majors. The-hype for Bama and LSU the next night wilt have a
great TV audience for this one as well. ASU won 10,games and,
went unbeaten in-the Sun Belt Conference. NIU won the MAC
Conference wilh a two headed punch running game. ASU 35 NIU
34.
I2. BCS Champion,,hip Game n9 --- LU an, Albam
rematch! Alabama gives up the leasi points in a o college foot-
ball. LSU is a close second. LSU beat the Tide 9-6 in overtimethe,-
first tine. This game for some people is a downer being a rematch.
Not me. They are the two best teams period. This matchup is sim-
ply a fitting way to end the season. This time though, it will be
Alabama 24 LSU 20.


HUNTING HOLIDAY GIFTS
The holiday season is here, bringing with it some much-appre-
ciated cooler weather to the Sunshine State. Many ofus will be tak-'
ing time off from work, and children are out of school on winter
break. For nie, this much-needed vacation provides a wonderful
opportunity to take to the woods and'go hunting, now that hunting
season is in full swing.
It's also a perfect time to give children supervised hunting
experiences with you.
i Hunting is a proven and very necessary tool of wildlife and',
habitat management, especially when habitat is lost to urbanization'
.and wildlife gets displaced because of our state's ever-growing,
population. .'
Scientific findings have shown that those who hunt and engage -
in outdoor recreation with their families develop a sense of stew-
ardship for nature anid a desire to conserve it.
In fact, huntersform a foundation for wildlife conservation.
Through the sale ofhunting licenses and permits, and the excise'tax
generated from hunting equipment, hunters as a whole pay most of
the cost of wildlife conservation and research, public land acquisi-
tions, habitat protection, science-based fish and wildlife manage-
ment, and law enforcement. All of us get to enjoy the benefits of
these efforts.
Even non-hunting spouses and significant others can share in
the spirit of stewardship with a couple of good holiday gift ideas.
For the huntersor anglers in your family or circle, why not buy
them a five-year license, o make a stocking-stuffer of a one-year
license? Licenses may be purchased online at myfwc.com.
If they already have or e of those, consider getting them a con-
servation license plate for Iheir vehicle. Not only will one of them.
look great on their truck, recreational vehicle or car, but'ii pur-,
chasing one, you will be helping to conserve wildlife for genera-
tions to come. To order online, go to buyaplate.com. You can also
purchase or renew any plate at your local tax collector's office.
Here's how hunters can enjoy the many traditional hunting:
seasons Florida offers:
During general gun season, which coincides with holiday-gift-
shopping time, most hunters are in pursuit of deer, but they also can
bag wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons and coyotes. And quail and gray
squirrel season is in and runs through March 4. Snipe season is also
' in and runs through Feb. 15 statewide.
Bird hunters wanting to experience something different should
try hunting woodcock. Woodcock season runs Dec. 18-Jan. 31
statewide, and they make excellent game birds because they pro-
vide a challenging shot when flushed. Small-game hunting such as
this provides a great opportunity to introduce a kid to the great
sport of hunting.
And for all the duck hunters out there, the second phase of the
waterfowl and coot season will lastithrough Jan. 29 and includes
geese.
As you can see, the winter holidays provide a wealth of oppor-
tunities, from sharing time with family to giving a.gift that-is both
personal and conservation-minded, to experiencing the heritage of
hunting in Florida's great outdoors.


Clean living keeps me ir
shape. Righteous thoughts
are my secret. And New Or.,
leans home cooking.
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To help promote the love of reading, Patty Valerio of MidFlorida Credit Union reads to
kindergairen students at iNorth Wauchula Elementary School. Each year, MidFlorida
encourages reading by providing a book for kindergarteners. This year's book, "Duck
intheTruck;" Is the fast-paced misadventure of Duck and how he gets in to and, fortu-
rjately, out of trouble! The book features rhyming words and a story about how impor-
"tant it is to work together to solve problems that are just too big for one person to han-
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ANDADiPTION OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING
CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE
INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordi-
nance Number 2011-11 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the
first reading-at.,ityHall, 225: East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 9th day
of January 2012, at 6:00 P.M. A copy' of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from
the.office of;j& City Clper 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula; Florida 33873. Any
Opefirsn may appear and,'be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed,
Ordinance is entitled as follows:
.." ORDINANCE 2011-11
".'. N ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVID-
S 'I'NIG FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY .51 ACRES LO-
CATED'AT 1000 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA 33873,
DESIGNATED AS THE "SMITH ENTERPRISES PROPERTY" INTO THE
INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITYi AND
S PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.-
Pursuant tp Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
,anecord of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is. made, which record includes the testimony'and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based..
? The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does hot discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions,' including ones access to, participation, employ-
,iient or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
.dation as provided for in the,Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
'Statutes, should contact the'City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Holly Smith
a HOLLY SMITH, City Clerk
Clifford M.,Ables, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103 "
Wauchula. Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
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December 29,2011, The Herald-Advocate 7B


PHOTO BY TRAYCE DANIELS
Zolfo Springs Town. Manager Linda Roberson (left) presents a key to the town to
Commissioner Lois Dandridge. They stand before the plaque recently installed on the
town's Public Service Building, naming it in Dandridge's honor. In ceremonies last
Wednesday afternoon, Dandridge was officially recognized for her 59 years of service
to the town by Mayor Juan Otero, who said he has "had the pleasure of knowing and
working with" Dandridge from his early days as a volunteer firefighter then fire chief to
his more recent stints as commissioner and mayor. He said the official honor was
bestowed for "a special reason for a very special lady," noting Dandridge has served
the town in multiple capacities from clerk to mayor over the decades, and is still serv-
ing the town.


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 on 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 oneyear prior to applying. All interested
individuals must complete an "Informational Data for Board Appointments" form and return
to the City Clerk, 126 S; 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 by noon on' Friday, December
30th. All applications received by the deadline will be presented to the City Commission
at the January 3, 2012 City Comrmission. 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
863-773-3535
hcollins@cityofwauchula.com
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NOTICE OF PU-C FCEARIRNG
AND INTENT TO ADOPT
ORDINANCE 2011-11B
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2011-11 B will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon ihe second.
reading at City Hall, 225 East'Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 9th day of
January 2012, at 6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person
may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordi-
nance is entitled as follows:
ORDINANCE 2011-11B
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY .51
ACRES LOCATED AT 1000 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
33873, DESIGNATED AS THE "SMITH ENTERPRISES PROPERTY", FROM
COUNTY "C-2" TO CITY "C-2 HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL/LIGHT MANUFAC-
TURING"; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need.a
record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verba-
tim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal.is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every as-
pect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment
or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact the CityClerk at (863) 773-3131.


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s/Holly D. Smith
HOLLY D. SMITH, City Clerk
City of Wauchula.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


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COURTESY PHOTO
Santa's elves were the ones who had to watch out this ho#-
day season, because the Inmates in Hardee Correctional
Institution's vocational carpentry class gave them some stiff
competition I the toy-making department On Dec. 14, HCI
delivered 240 handmade toys to the Sheriffs Office. Scrap
lumber and donated supplies were used to create the toys,
which were distributed to needy children in Hardee County
over the holidays. The program consists of about 22 inmates
who are provided the opportunity to give back to society
while learning a trade and meaning a carpentry certificate.
Shown with some of the toys are (from left) HCI Maj. M.
Jones, carpentry supervisor Jonathan Winters, Assistant
Warden G. Morris, Col. W.Brazil and Warden D. Lawrence.

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NOTICE OF INVALID VOTER
REGISTRATION AND NOTICE
TO SHOW CAUSE
Pursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes, notice is
hereby given to the following persons) to show cause
why they should not be disqualified as a registered voter:
Wilma J. Browdy
1526 Washington St. Unit 3
Wauchula, FL 33873
The above individual's are notified to show cause why
his/her name should not be removed from the voter reg-
istration rolls. Failure to respond within 30 dayswill result
in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and
removal of your name from the statewide voter registra-
tion system. For further information and instruction, con-
tact the Supervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061 within 30
days of publication of this notice.
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections
Hardee County
La NOTA DE VOTANTE
INVALIDO La MATRICULA
Y la NOTA para
MOSTRAR la CAUSA
Segin Secci6n 98.075(7), los Estatutos de la Florida, la
nota por la present es dada a la persona (s) siguiente
para mostrar la causa por qu6 ellos no deben ser descal-
ificados como un votante registrado:
Wilma J. Browdy
1526 Washington St. Unit 3
Wauchula, FL 33873
encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la causa
por qu6 su' nombre no se debe quitar de los rollos de
matricula de votante. El fracaso para responder dentro de
'30 dias tendrA como resultado una determinaci6n de inel-
igibility por el Supervisor y la eliminaci6n de su nombre
delsistema a todo el estado de matricula de votante. Para
la informaci6n y la instruicci6n adicionales, avise al
Supervisor de Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30
dias de la publicaci6n de esta nota.
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