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Accident Victim

Fights To Recover
... Story 1B


The


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 6
3 Sections, Pages 24


Thursday, January 12, 2012


They cannot agree, however, on
financial issues.
Representing the administra-
tion-are Woody Caligan, George
Kelly and Marie Dasher. For the
union, there is spokesman Gil-


bert Vasquez, Selden Spencer,
Angela Spornraft, Heather Lane
and Paul Lakowski.
Regional Education United
representative Iris Froehlich of
Palm Beach County, was re-


placed Jan. 3 by Dick Daggett,
recently hired Peace River
Basin Service Unit director for
Hardee, Highlands, Desoto and
Glades counties.
Since a referendum several


years ago, the administration
has banked its state money,
about $3 million a year. At its
last financial report it had about
$10.8 million undesignated
monies in the General Fund bal-
ance and $5.5 million in a


70
Plus 5s Sales Tax


Union, School Board Can't Agree


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
They have been in negotia-
tions for five months.
Yet the Hardee County
School Board administrative
team and the Hardee Education
Association/United, the em-
ployees union, still have
reached no agreement on the
2011-2012 contract.
The two groups have met
almost weekly and have ironed
out contract language issues.


reserve account, drawing U.4
interest, allege union- represen-
tatives, who feel there is money
available for the salary increas-
es they seek.
In a recent memo, the admin-
istration counters that the union
proposal could cost 91 jobs for
the 2012 school year and 152
by 2014. Finance director Greg
Harrelson explained it means
the equivalent of those jobs
would have to be cut some-
where in the budget. The school
See UNION 2A


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
A crowd of school employees gathered last Thursday to listen patiently to union/administrative negotiations. School
personnel are without a contract midway through the school year.




High School Ups Grade To C


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
After years of being a D
school to the point of requir-
ing state intervention Hardee
Senior High has earned a C on
its current report card.
"Upon hearing the results,
one teacher commented, 'Let's
call it what it is, it's a C+!' "
principal Dr. Michele Polk
noted as the school reacted with
pride in its accomplishment.
Grades for all the state's high
schools were announced on
Wednesday of last week by the
Department of Education.
Marks were up overall, with 78
percent of the schools being
awarded an A or a B. Fifteen
percent received a C, five per-
cent a D and just one percent an
F.


Pleased with


the high


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01/04' 64 25 0.00
01/05 69 25 0.00
01/06 74 36 0.00
01/07 78 41 0.00
01/08 80 43 0.00
01/09 81 45 0.00
01/10 81 51 0.00
ITQAL Rainfall to 01/10/12 0.00
Sapne period last year 0.06
Ten Year Average 52.81
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INDEX
Classifieds....................6B
Community Calendar....3A
Courthouse Report.......8C
Crime Blotter..................6C
Hardee Living................2B
Information Roundup...5B
Obituaries......................4A
School Lunch Menus.... 7A



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school's improvement, Schools
Superintendent David Dura-
stanti attributed the grade to "a
lot of hard work" and said "we
all should be proud."
Durastanti went on to point
out that on the 2011 FCAT 2.0


MLK Day

Parade

Monday

By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
"We must learn to live
together as brothers or perish
together as fools."
These words were spoken by
social activist Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr.
In a continuing effort to unite
all races, as was King's life
goal, the Magnolia Manor
MLK Committee is making this
year's MLK Jr. Parade theme
'Unity."
MLK Jr. Day has been offi-
cially observed as a national
holiday since Jan. 20..1986. It is
celebrated the third Monday in
January because of King's
birthdate, which is Jan. 15.
1929.
Before parade day. the MLK
Committee will host a-candle-
light service this Sunday at 5
p.m. at New Mt. Zion African
Methodist Episcopal Church at
1615 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave. in Wauchula.
A special presentation will
take place afterward to recog-
nize people for their hard work
and dedicated services in the
community. Honorees are Pecie
Daniels, John Wesley Corbett
Sr.. Dorothy Rivers Mitchell
and Michelle Brown.
On Monday, everyone in the
See MLK 2A


exam, the school's students
achieved the highest point total,
976, in the history of the school.
"Hardee Senior High was
also only 14 points away from
achieving a B," he added.
In comparison, neighboring
DeSoto and Avon Park high'
schools failed to raise their D


marks, Durastanti said.
But Hardee Senior High
School eagerly yet anxiously
awaited the release of this
year's report card, and was
rewarded with the higher grade.
"The recent release of the
school grade has definitely
See SCHOOL 2A


Baby Chloe


Needs You
Family Will Travel To China
For Treatment Of Rare Disease
By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
Having a baby is said to be one of the biggest joys a
person can ever have.
So how do parents react when they're told that their
once perfectly healthy baby is now living with a very
serious disease?
This unfortunate situation is what Sara and Justin
Goss are living. They are fighting to give their young
daughter, Chloe Marie Goss, a better quality of life.
Chloe was born on Oct. 18, 2010. Her mother says
"She was more beautiful and perfect than I could've
ever imagined."
Everything was great for a while. Even though
Chloe failed her initial hearing test, her parents were
assured this wasn't unusual because of the fluid in new-
born's ears.
At 2 weeks old, Chloe's parents noticed some shaky
eye movement but thought it was due to her trying to
focus. At 2 months, the eye movements continued, but
Chloe had started to hold her head up, and even roll
over.
In M -ch, when Chloe was just 5 months old, her
eyes were checked and she was diagnosed with circular
nystagmus. Her parents were told she may never see
properly.
The next week Chloe's parents were given some
See BABY 3A


COURTESY PHOTO
A family photo of the Gosses: Baby Chloe has a rare disease, and parents Sara and Justin are raising funds in order
to seek special treatment for their daughter in China.


MAN DROWNS

IN CHARLIE CREEK

... Story 3A


Wauchula Gets

New Official
... Story 3A


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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 12, 2012


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255
Fax: (863) 773-0657


S DEADLINES: \
Schools- Thursday 5 p.m.
Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living Thursday 5 pm.
General News Monday 5 pm.
Ads Tuesday noon


LETTERS:
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interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed
and include a daytime phone number.
SUBMISSIONS:
Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be
typed, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are sub-
ject to editing.
PIn


,. Kelly's Column
By Jim


Hardee High School has just received a C grade from the state
following several years of a D grade. This is good ne\vs. The C
grade was 976 points, only 14 points away from a B.
S DeSoto High School and Avon Park High School remained
with a D score from the state FCAT program.
HHS's 976 score was the highest ever, reported Hardee
Schools Superintendent David Durastanti.
Hardee's overall district state grade was a B. Hardee Junior
High earned another C but was only four points away from a B.
The junior high made great improvement in learning gains of the
bottom 25 percent, reported Durastanti.
Hilltop Elementary remained an A school. Bowling Green
Elementary improved to an A. Zolfo Elementary School improved
to a B. Wauchula Elementary improved to an A. North Wauchula
Elementary remained a C grade but was only five points from a B.
Durastanti said Hardee schools continue to outperform sur-
rounding counties and praised the efforts of students, teachers, par-
ents, administrators, other school staff and the community of busi-
ness partners, churches and civic organizations in achieving con-
tinued academic success. Congratulations to the Hardee County
school system. The passing score on FCAT Writing increased from
3.5 to 4 plus other FCAT standards were more rigorous, said the
superintendent.
Durastanti believes in Proverbs 22:6- "Train up a child in the
way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from
it."

There was some fruit and leaf damage last week from the cold
snap that sent temperatures to 26 degrees in some areas of Hardee
County.
There was widespread frost Wednesday and Thursday morn-
ings. There was some ice in some oranges. In low areas tempera-
tures dropped in the mid-20s for awhile. This was not a major killer
freeze, thankfully. Lawns are generally brown.
There was one report of 21 degrees at the Manatee/Hardee
line. Temperatures generally need to fall to 28 or below for at least
four hours to put ice in oranges.

Weather continued to be dry through Tuesday. SWFWMD has
extended water shortage restrictions through its 16-county area
which includes Hardee.
Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two days a week,
before 10 a.m. of after 4 p.m. Local governments can have stricter
ordinances.
Simple ways to conserve water at home include do not use
running water to defrost frozen foods and rinsing vegetables and
fruit. This sink or pan water then can be used for houseplants.
Throw food scraps into the garbage or compost pile instead of
using the sink's garbage disposal. Use dishwashers only for a full
load. A lot of water use is just common sense.

The Hardee County school system has about 690 employees,
with 254 in a union. Schools Superintendent David Durastanti told
the Wauchula Kiwanis Club Tuesday. Eight offers to reach an
agreement on the 2011-12 collective bargaining have been turned
down by the union.
A stumbling block is whether the proposed increases be a one-
time non-recurring expense or a built-in recurring extra expense for
future years.
Durastanti said since the economic downturn in late 2008 state
revenues for the Hardee school system are down $11.3 million.
Federal funding this year alone was down $3.3 million.
The county's taxable property value this year is down 3.98 per-
cent, and the total schools budget is down 6.63 percent, he said.
State funding per student this year was reduced $545 or 8 percent.
The local millage rate is down 3.07 percent.
In March 2009 Hardee voters approved by 92 percent using
one mill of capital outlay funds for operating expenses.
The latest offer was for all full-time employees to get at least
$1,500 (non-recurring) plus the step increase (recurring). For the
40 percent of full-time employees who are not affected by a step,
they would get an additional $500 (non-recurring).
Durastanti said in the last three years county administrative
staff has been cut by 40 percent. Overall staff has been reduced by
60 butrteachers have been increased by 30. Hardee has about 5,000
students in K-12. Class sizes have been reduced.
The state is expected to reduce its overall budget by $2 billion
this coming year.
Durastanti said through good management the local school
system has built up a healthy reserve of funds of about $10 million.
Reserves are required by state law and are necessary as the county
faces an uncertain flow of state, federal and local tax dollars.
Quality of education is paramount.
The overall district grade is B, and Hardee's graduation rate is
higher than the state average and exceeds the rate for Highlands,
DeSoto, Okeechobee, Glades and Hendry counties.
This year the state is requiring public employees to pay for
three percent of their retirement, resulting in less take-home pay.

Jonathan Gurwitz of the San Antonio Express News reports
the national debt was $5.7 trillion when George W. Bush took
office in 2001 and $10.7 trillion when Barack Obama took office


P-Hu I uBY .r YNIHIA KRAHL
HEA/United President Selden Spencer explains the board proposal and union counter-proposal to about 70 school
employees.


UNION
Continued From 1A


district has met class size re-
quirements for the last two
years and will continue to do so
in all core classes.
Union members, of which
about 70 were in the audience
for negotiations last Thursday,
say they have been praised in
memos from David Durastanti,
Superintendent of Schools, for
efforts which have resulted in
the high school grade raised to a
C and overall district grade to a
B. In addition, a memo notes
that Hardee's graduation is
higher than state averages or
those of nearby districts.
One member of the audience
said it's nice to get written
accolades but "we teach, the
bus drivers get the students
there, the food service feeds
them, and we get s--- in return."
Employees talked about con-
tacting their School Board
members and telling them how
they feel, just not doing it on
school time or school comput-
ers.
Vasquez asked if there were
$3 million a year being "saved
for a rainy day," what are you
waiting to spend the money set
aside for? "For us, it is a rainy
day now;",he added, referring to
the. recent required three per-
cent contribution to state retire-
ment, in effect a pay cut.
Caligan gave examples from
his experience. "First there's
keeping computers going, miles
and miles of wire and cables
and switches have been updat-
ed. We were once at 12 gigs,
now we use 45 gigs and before
long we'll need to increase to
150-200 gigs. And the infra-
structure to make it work," said
Caligan. He noted that buses





Continue
MLK Jr. Unity Parade will meet
for line-up behind the old jun-
ior-high campus at 12:30 p.m.
The parade will begin at 1 p.m.
and travel from the school, go
east on Main Street, then turn
south onto Seventh Avenue, and
finally west onto Orange Street,
where marchers will head back
to the old school.
The fun won't end there.
Right after the parade, the MLK
Committee will host an Old-
Fashioned 25-Cent Fun Day at
Magnolia Manor Park, ending
around sundown.
Some events will include
board games, volleyball and
soccer. There will be food and
drinks which will be, of course,
25 cents. A lot of fun will be
had by all in this celebration of
what Dr. King stood for.
King was a very intelligent
man, graduating high school at
the age of 15 in Georgia. He"
continued on with his studies
and attended schools such as
Morehouse College, Crozer
Theological Seminary, and
Boston University obtaining his
bachelor of arts, bachelor of
divinity and doctorate degrees,
respectively.
King always believed there
was a better way to live than


have to be replaced and there
are other capital expenses.
When asked about adminis-
tration priorities and why raises
weren't possible, Caligan de-
ferred to Kelly, who explained.
"It's the position of the School
Board to set commitment and
priorities. That said, they value
all employees. But they are
committed to minimizing recur-
ring expenses. In times of
decreasing revenue, they are
reluctant to commit to ongoing
expenses, not knowing legisla-
tive cutbacks or amounts. They
want to maximize for all
employees."
The last School Board pro-
posal came shortly after 6 p.m.
last Thursday after a two-hour
back and forth session, where
each group would separate to
caucus. The eighth Board
salary proposal is for a step
increase in both the faculty and
School-Related Employee
(SRP) in schedules.
In addition, there would be a
$1,500 bonus for all full-time
employees and an additional
$500 bonus for full-time em-
ployees on step 17 through 23
and 25 and above. There is also
a proposed $1,1,00 reimburse-
ment for employees on In-
surance 0lex B plan.
It seems step increases are in
ranges 0-16, 17-24 and 25 and
above. A starting teacher's
salary is $33,345 and starting
SRP's earn at least $8 per hour.
Substitute SRP's could start at
the minimum $7.67 per hour,
while substitute teachers with
an AA degree can earn $8.80
per hour and those with a bach-
elor's degree can start at $9.80.
Considering all 536 employ-



ULK
id From 1A
being segregated, and these
beliefs grew when he married
and had children of his own.
King went on to accomplish
great things in his short life.
He was made leader of the
"first Negro nonviolent demon-
stration of contemporary
times," the bus boycotts. They
lasted 382 days, during which
King was arrested on numerous
occasions, his home was
bombed and he was subjected
to personal abuse.
More of his accomplish-
ments include being a member
of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored
People, president of the South-
ern Christian Leadership Con-
ference, being named "Man of
the Year" by "Time" magazine
in 1963, and becoming the
youngest person to receive the
Nobel Peace Prize at the age of
35.
It is because of all those
accomplishments that the MLK
Committee is honoring this
great man, who was assassinat-
ed on April 4, 1968; assassinat-
ed for dreaming of the day all
races and ethnicities would
come together as one and forget
about what makes them differ-
ent, but remember what makes
them the same.


in 2009. Now the debt is just over $15 trillion. The American econ-
omy is growing. That is a good sign.

Hardee County has a pawn shop located at 5112 Hwy. 17
North in Bowling Green. It opened Dec. 16, 2011, and is open
Monday through Saturday. The owner/operator is Ron Dunn of
Bowling Green.
Gold and Silver Pawn Shop buys and pawns such items as
coins, jewelry, antiques, power tools and late model computers.
Bought items can be sold by a pawn shop after 30 days. Payments
must be made on pawned items within 60 days, or they become
property of the pawn shop and can be sold.


ees, a step increase averages
$639 a year, while for some it
could be $1,500. Step increases
for this year would amount to a
total of $385,630. Within the
step increases,.those in the mid-
dle of a range (214 people) get
no increase and would be com-
pensated by the additional $500
bonus.
The insurance bonus applies
to about 120 people who are not
on the School Board's group
health insurance, perhaps on a
spouse's plan at another job.
Called the Flex B plan, the
insurance bonus would increase
from $800 and allow reim-
bursement of up to $1,100 for
out-of-pocket medical expenses
such as prescriptions and over-
the-counter medicine or med-
ical supplies.
After the School Board's
final proposal, the union asked
for time to review it and set
another meeting for Tuesday at
4 p.m.
At that meeting, Vasquez
expressed appreciation for the
spirit of cooperation since
meetings began Aug. 24. He
termed the board's latest pro-
posal "generous" and countered
with the union's "reasonable
proposal." Once asking for a six
percent salary increase, it now
seeks a two percent increase,
plus the step increases, bonuses
and flex plan. That total pack-
age would cost $1.77 million
this year and $840,200 on a
recurring basis, says the union.
Caligan again said the admin-
istrative group was not author-
ized to consider any raises and
suggested the two sides meet
again tomorrow (Friday) at 4
p.m. after the School Board
meeting tonight (Thursday) at
5.


Union members intend to
attend the School Board meet-
ing and make their feelings
known. They recalled that
School Board members Mildred
Smith and Teresa Crawford are
up for election this year as well
as Durastanti. They feel an
increase is necessary to offset
the wage loss of three percent to
state retirement.
Union dues vary. For faculty
it is $24 a pay period for the 24
bi-weekly pay periods or $576 a
year. For SRPs, it is $12 a pay
period, $288 a year.


PAGES FROM PAST
This Week's "Pages
From The Past" feature, on
5C, displays an incorrect
heading. The front-page
headlines and Chevrolet
advertisement are from the
Friday, Jan. 9, 1953, edition
of The Heeald-Advocate.

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.


SCHOOL
Continued From 1A
everyone's see that hard work pay off.
served to increase everyone "I must also give credit to our
motivation to reach a little high- students who have risen to
er and push themselves a little
harder," principal Polk said this increasingly high expectations
week in describing the school's by the administration and their
reaction, teachers," the principal went on
"With the final point value to say. "Our students have had
being a high C, teachers and to adjust to a lot of changes
students have gained confi- over the past few years as we
dence in their potential to earn have sought to improve the per-
e in tr to ern formance of the high school.
an A or B grade in the future, and I genuinely appreciate their
...she ..continuqd. "Qf..course, to--positive- attitude about our-
achieve that, we must all remain efforts."
strong in our effort. I truly Polk added, "It must also be
believe that with continued sup- noted that Hardee High School
port and the right focus, our stu- has benefited' from an outpour-
dents and staff are capable of ing of support and resources
anything they set their minds from district office staff, the
to." School Board, and the commu-
The Department of Education nity at large, which has been
awards high-school grades critical in moving the school
based on two major elements: forward.
50 percent from the perform- "We have many business
ance of each school's students partners in the community who
on the Florida Comprehensive should feel proud today for the
Assessment Test and 50 percent role that they have played in the
from factors that include the improvement to the high-school
following: grade," she concluded.
The school's graduation rate. The good news comes on the
The performance and partici- heels of other accolades from
pation of students in Advanced the state, which announced ear-
Placement, International Bac- lier last week that Hardee
calaureate, Dual Enrollment, Senior High School's gradua-
Advanced International Certif- tion rate came in higher than the
icate of Education and industry state average, at 80.6 percent
certification courses, compared to 80.3 statewide.
The postsecondary readiness Said Durastanti, "I want to
of high-achieving students as praise the cooperation between
measured by national college- staff, parents, and the commu-
prep exams, nity as a whole. All have
The graduation rate of at-risk worked very hard to achieve a
students, big improvement in our gradua-
"I am so proud of the teach- tion rate and a significant
ers, staff, and students of improvement in our academic
Hardee High School," Polk said achievement.
in learning the school had "We will continue to improve
earned a C. "The teachers and by working together with busi-
staff have worked tirelessly 'ness partners, churches and
over the past two years to' civic organizations to maintain
improve our student achieve- our tradition of academic suc-
ment results, and it is great to cess," he concluded.


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January 12, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Lambert Named To City Commission


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Ken Lambert joined the
Wauchula City Commission on
Monday night.
Lambert was chosen from a
slate of five hopefuls, each of
whom spoke for a couple min-
utes at the beginning of the
monthly commission meeting.
City attorney Cliff Ables said
the City Charter required an
appointment to fill a vacancy.


required a majority vote.
Pam Belflower was the first
candidate to speak and was fol-
lowed by Dan Graham, Lam-
bert, Peter Preston and Kevin
Smith. Each has had some'
experience in city organiza-
tions, clubs, committees and
other activities en behalf of the
city. Each wanted the opportu-
nity to lend expertise to the
commission.
The seat to be filled was the


-Man Drowns In



Charlie Creek


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Hardee County man appar-
ently drowned while fishing in
Charlie Creek Sunday after-
noon.
Jesse Lamar Keeton, 48, of
Zolfo Springs, was found dead
floating in Charlie Creek
Tuesday afternoon about 100
yards from the bridge on U.S.
17.
Keeton had last been seen
Sunday.
Co-workers became suspi-
cious Monday when he did not
show up for work and contacted
the Sheriff's Office.
A Hardee County sheriff's
deputy located Keeton's car
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where he frequently parked and
walked to the creek to fish.
Maj. Randy Dey said the
Polk County Sheriff's Office
sent a helicopter to search for.
Keeton by air and the Florida
Wildlife Commission searched
by airboat, but neither could
locate him.
The Highlands County Sher-
iff's Office sent over a dive
team Tuesday, but did not find
Keeton.
At about 3:30 Tuesday after-
noon, his body was seen float-
ing on the surface of the water
by a citizen.
Dey said his death is believed
to be accidental but an autopsy
'will be performed to be certain.


IDA Negotiating For

Old PRECO Building
y MICHAEL KELLY down to Wauchula," Lux said.
SThe Herald-Advocate The technology park would
The Hardee County Industri- be connected with fiber-optic
Development Authority cable to the ILA Internet pop in
xted Tuesday to begin negotia- Ona, providing virtually limit-
ons to purchase the Vacant less Internet access and band-
RECO office located at the width for the companies locat-
tersection of U.S. 17 and ing in the park.
EA Road to create a technolo- Both motions passed by a 5-0
park. vote, with Joe Albritton abstain-
The board authorized Bill ing because he is a minority
lambert executive director, partner in LifeSync.
d Ken Evers, the county In other news, the board also:
orney, to negotiate a lease- -agreed to fund up to
irchase agreement with repre- $100,000 for the Chamber of
ntatives from Peace River Commerce to manage and
ectric Cooperative for its for- administer a feasibility study on
er headquarters, empty since agri-tourism development for
arch of 2009. Hardee County.
The purchase price would be The University of South
the appraised market value, Florida would most likely do
mubert said. the study, after submitting a bid
An appraisal was recently of $89,492 to complete an
ne by William K. Boyd, who "Economy-Building Strategy:
lued the two-story office Eco and Agri Tourism for
ilding and the 3.34 acres of Hardee County."
id at $996,000. Other feasibility study pro-
Lambert said the building posals recently submitted by
would also be tied into private companies ranged well
ZECO's generator, which over $100,000.
uld keep the facility fully The board decided to have
rational in the event of the officials from the university
master or power outages, mak- come to Wauchula for a preseni-
g it attractive to technology station before finalizing a deci-
mpanies. sion.


He said PRECO would allo-
cate 100 kilowatts of power
from its "Big Blue" generator
for a cost of $200,000 for infra-
structure and part of the cost for
the 3,000-horsepower engine.
The board also passed a
motion for Lambert to start get-
ting proposals to renovate the
18,000-square-foot building to
accommodate multiple compa-
nies sharing the building.
LifeSync Technologies Inc.,
which received at $2 million
grant from the IDA in Septem-
ber, will be the anchor tenant
and the first to occupy the
building.
Jennifer Lux, chief operating
officer at LifeSync, said the
company plans on moving into
the building sometime in June
and would have four to six
employees to start. She said
within a year the identity and
sensitive-data storage company
hopes to be up to 20 employees
or more, depending on how fast
it grows.
"We are very excited to get


-got an update on the
progress of the Keyplex build-
ing going into the industrial
park.
It is almost complete and
ready to open, Lambert said.
The company is just waiting for
the final inspection.
The agricultural-based chem-
ical company plans to host a
tour for IDA board members
next month and begin produc-
tion soon after that.
-heard an update on the
progress of the broadband proj-
ect by Dustin Jurman of Rapid
Systems.
Jurman said the company
now has 1,750 subscribers in
the county, and the wireless
coverage area can reach most of
the residents who live in the
county.
Each pole has around 750
megabytes of aggregate capaci-
ty, Jurman said.
Recently the system was
down for three hours due to a
large cyber-attack, but engi-
neers were able to fix it, he said.


at-large commissioner slot
vacated by Rick Knight when
he was appointed to the Hardee
County Commission to replace
Terry Atchley, now Wauchula
City Manager.
After each commission can-.
didate spoke, the first nomina-
tion was for Preston, but he did
not get a majority vote. Lambert
was the next nominee and did
receive a majority vote.
Ables then administered the
oath of office and Lambert took
his seat on the commission.
In his speech former commis-
sioner Lambert said, "I have a
passion for the city." He had
resigned from the commission
because his job then interfered
with commission meetings as
he was traveling out of state
often. He said he is working for
a different company, which is
supportive of his position.
Lambert said he perceives his
strengths in fairness and dis-
cernment, understanding his
role as part of the commission
and for the needs of all the peo-
ple of the community. He told
the commission, "You can't


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make a mistake in choosing any
candidate, it's a good group."
After his selection, Lambert
commented, "I am thrilled and
delighted to be able to serve the
city again and am looking for-
ward to the opportunities."
He, and four other new com-
missioners, Ken Baker, Gary
Smith, Pattie Detwiler and
Keith Nadaskay, will have to
run for election in the late sum-
mer. Commissioners Russell
Smith and John Freeman will
continue in office until 2014.


Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills


AROUND THE PARK
We welcome back Tom and
Maryellen Hopkins, from
Albion, Pa. They are glad to be
here from the snowy weather.
What a wonderful way to
start the new year by having
family and friends joining us
from the North for the holiday!
Forrest and Alice Grooms had
son Criss and wife Tuamblina,
Taylor, Katlin and Justin. Justin
and Brittany gave them good
news, that they were expecting.
They have a daughter, Emma,
3.
We were glad to see Stanley
and Bert Sommers pull in from
Dundee, Ohio, Frank and
Arlene Huiet from Hillsboro,
Ohio, Wayne and Blanch
Barnes from North Carolina,
Jerry, Joyce and Jeff Riggs and
Connie and Mike Akelian from
Lynn, Maine. The park is filling
,up.
Be sure to check your calen-
dars for upcoming events.
On Chiistmas day, Ffirik and
Arlene werd"blessed' vith a
great-grandson, Oliver Frank.
Congratulations!

CHURCH SERVICES
The Rev. Dr. Trent Swanson
opened our Sunday service with
prayer followed by music from
Will Pennie on the dobro,
Nancy Pennie, on the bass, Les
Day on the banjo, Dale Officer
and Chris Moore on guitar and
Ray Moore on the fiddle.
We heard "I Saw the Light,"
"Shouting on the Hill" and Will
sang "I'm Using My Bible for a
Road Map" and "Little White
Church." Chris Moore sang
"Man on Calvary."
The service then was handed
over to Rev. Swanson, speaking
from Ephesians Chapter 1.We
closed with "What a Friend We
Have in Jesus."

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Our ice cream social was
hosted by Dave Mills, serving
ice cream. The oatmeal cake
and brownies were made by me,


and the cupcakes were made by
Shirley Kruys. Our one and
only birthday gal was Mary
Marr. She was serenaded by all
30 in attendance.

HORSESHOES
It has been so cold that one
morning the horseshoe players
didn't show up. But, by noon
the same day, they were out in
full force.

POKENO
Audrey and Jenelle took the
jackpot, and Audrey was glad
that she finally got even with
Jeff Riggs, after he took all her
nickels the night before.

BINGO
Thursday, Janelle Reid won
the cover all.
Tuesday they had 20 in atten-
dance. Mike Akelian won the
50/50, Bert Sommers won the
jar and Stan Sommers won the
jackpot. Looks like the Som-
merses cleaned house their first
time back.
Seven merchant certificates
were won by other participants.
May the new year bring you
peace, joy and happiness. God
bless one and all.





THURSDAY. JAN. 12
WHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, Board
Room, 230 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.

THURSDAY. JAN. 19
*American Cancer So-
ciety's Relay for Life Team
Captains' meeting, Hardee
County School Board Training
Room, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5:30 p.m.
VHardee County Commis-
sion, monthly evening meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse Annex
I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula,
8:30 a.m


BABY
Cojltinued From 1A
more bad news. She had a magnetic resonance imaging
test and another hearing test done. Chloe's MRI was
normal, but she failed the hearing test and was diag-
nosed with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder,
meaning she would never hear properly.
At 6 months, Chloe did not have full head control
and she had stopped rolling over. Her neurologist said
that her low muscle tone combined with her other
developmental delays might mean that she would never
walk.
Although devastated by all this bad news, the fami-
ly continued in search of answers to why she was hav-
ing so many problems.
After a year of many more tests, doctors still didn't
have a definitive answer. Not content with this, mom
Sara asked for a second opinion.
That's when the Gosses were referred to a neuroge-
neticist at Miami Children's Hospital Brain Institute. At
13 months, Chloe was finally properly diagnosed after
even more extensive tests.
Chloe has a very rare form of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher
Disease. It is incurable, and can be fatal.
PMD causes the brain to gradually lose myelin.
Myelin lines nerve fibers to protect and insulate neu-
rons. Think of electrical.cables being stripped of their
rubber insulation; the wires are exposed and therefore
are more prone to damage.
Now Chloe gets visits from four different therapists
a week: speech, occupational, vision, and physical. And
she has about 10 doctors that she sees regularly.
Currently there are clinical trials and treatments
going on around the world to try to find a cure.
The Goss family has decided that their best option is
to go to China to get Chloe's treatment, since it has had
the most experience and success. Chloe will be receiv-
ing umbilical cord stem cells from a donor via spinal or
intravenously.
After she receives the umbilical stem cells, the Goss
family will return to the United States and continue with
follow-ups for a year. The neurologist who will be in
charge of Chloe upon her return will then report back to
China about how Chloe is doing.
This treatment, although not a cure, will hopefully
help Chloe to live a life as normally as possible.
In order to pay for this costly treatment and living
expenses while they are in China, the Goss family is
looking for help and support from all Hardee Countians.
They are doing everything necessary to get treat-
ment for their daughter. One of those ways is by hold-
ing a barbecue dinner benefit. It will consist of pulled
pork, beans, potatoes, a roll, and dessert. Tickets are $12
and can be picked up at Mid-Florida Credit Union,
Albritton Insurance or the Property Appraiser's Office.
Getting your tickets before this Monday would be
best, since thefopd needs to be ordered, but there will
still be tickets"for sale-,after that time. Meals can be
picked up Friday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. in front of
First Christian Church in Wauchula. Also, on Feb. 4,
there will be a yard sale at Cobb Construction.
Meanwhile, online there are several ways to con-
tribute. By going to mythirtyone.com/Iam31 and plac-
ing an. order on a purse or other items, you will be help-
ing Chloe. From now until Jan. 31, whatever you buy,
25 percent will go to pay for Chloe's treatments.
If you would rather just donate, then you can go to
youcaring.com and search for Chloe Goss. There you
will be able to donate any amount that you choose. This
fundraiser will continue until March 22. There is also a
legal trust fund set up at Mid-Florida Credit Union,
named "Chloe M. Goss Medical Needs."
"No parent should ever have to bury their child, and
I refuse to give up without trying everything in my
power to give our little munchkin a fighting chance,"
says Sara Goss on a Facebook page dedicated to her
daughter, titled "Chloe's Journey."

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early as the fourth century B.C. They described destina-
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be constructing improvements at their water treatment
plant that will require modifications to normal system
function in order to complete the project's construction.
During this time, the Townexpects water service pres-
sure throughout the Town to decrease to facilitate con-
struction. Construction has started at the site and system
pressure is anticipated to fluctuate beginning this week
until construction is completed around May 2012. The
Town will continue to monitor the system's water pres-
sure and will issue the required customer notices, if nec-
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Obituaries
DR. STEPHEN L. GORDON
Dr. Stephen L. Gordon, 60, of
Sebring, died on Monday, Jan
9, 2012, at Hope Hospice in
Sebring.
He graduated from Ball State
University and first in his class
from the St. George University
School of Medicine on the
Island of Grenada. He was
board certified in the practice of
internal Medicine and Infec-
tious Diseases. He was Chief of
staff at Highlands Regional
Medical Center and Medical
Director of the Hardee County
Health Department.
Survivors include son Kyle
Siracuse Gordon and daughter
Alana.Siracuse Gordon, both of
Tampa; brother John Gordon of
New York City, N.Y.; compan-
ion Debra Moyer and her
daughter Amanda Moyer of
Sebring; and former wife Dr.
Joan Siracuse of Sebring.
He has requested that there be
no services. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in his
memory to Hope Hospice, 4840
Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring FL
33872 or the American Cancer
Society. Arrangements are
under the direction of Dowden
Funeral Home of Sebring.


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PATRICIA SUE
FRANKS
Patricia Sue Franks, 49, a
lifelong resident of Bowling
Green, died on Sunday, Jan. 8,
2012, at Manatee Memorial
Hospital.
She was born Sept. 4, 1962,
in Hardee County and was a
homemaker. She was a 1980
Hardee High School graduate
and attended Peace Valley
Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death
by her parents Russell and
Imogene Loveland; and son
Jeffery Franks.
She is survived by her hus-
band James Franks of
Bowling Green; son James
Franks Jr. and wife Amy of
Wauchula; daughter Jessica
Leggett and husband Robbie
of Pace; sister Carol Kerst of
Bowling Green; four grand-
children Nicole, Amber and
Brandon Franks and Norah
Leggett; niece Cyndi Win-
ningham and husband Andy;
nephew John Kerst; and great-
niece Emma Winningham.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Jan. 11,2012, from 6 to 8 p.m.
at Robarts Garden Chapel.
Services are today Thursday,
Jan. 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. at
Peace Valley Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Bruce
Sommerfield. Interment fol-
lows in Bowling Green
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the
family for final arrangements.
Expressions of comfort may
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By Pattie Detwiler
Peace River Explorations


BIG BIRD'
Only a stone's throw from Bone Valley, we're fortunate to
have the ornithological equivalent of living treasures here: birds
who've remained almost unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs
- big birds, with long legs.
Foremost of these has to be "Wortola's" namesake, the sand-
hill crane, whose squawking and carrying on can make the hairs
rise on the back of your neck. Close your eyes and you might be
in Jurassic Park, surrounded by saber-tooth tigers and giant sloths.
Other prehistoric long-leggers still among us are the great
blues and their cousins, the snowy egrets; to be found standing
motionless by the edge of a pond or a creek, spearfishing. Suddenly
their snakelike necks uncoil like lightning as they stab their prey.
But where are the cranes which, according to some, brought us
here in the first place? "Ah," we are told, "they don't like swamps.
They live in the drier climes of Europe and Africa." Indeed they'
do, shuttling between Egypt and their nesting places on the chim-
neys of northern Europe. (What happens at Christmas?) The stuff
of legend, for us.
Another absentee, fortunately, is the Titanis waller, or "terror
bird" of yore: rated predator No. 1 and about the size and weight
of an ostrich, but with the head of a battle-axe and the ferocity of a
tiger. We're glad he's just bones, now.
And speaking of ostriches, there are a couple of live ones to be
found at Pioneer Park's wildlife refuge, where the male is likely to
prance around and spread his wings in the hopes that you will suc-
cumb to his charms and give him something to eat.
Ostriches, by the way, taste pretty good themselves. Not long
ago, they were served up with great ceremony at a celebration of
Richard Strauss Day, "strauss" being the German word for that big
bird.
"Tastes pretty good," said some. But in the end, many a plate
was left with that little round of beef-like delicacy untouched.
Peace River Explorations is a non-profit citizens' organization cre-
ated to promote and grow a "clean industry" in Hardee County,
tourism. It markets the county's historical and natural assets,
including fossil hunting, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, horseback
riding and more. Volunteers will be needed to man the visitor's cen-
ter which will be located at the historic Wauchula Train Depot.

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Deadline for submissions
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Please include the name
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DOROTHY M. AUSTIN
Dorothy M. Austin, 92, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
Jan. 1,2012.
She was born July 18,
1919, in Groveland, N.Y.,
and was a housewife.
She was predeceased by
her husband Thomas in 1991.
She' is survived by daugh-
ter Debra Daggett and hus-
band Dick of Wauchula;
three grandchildren, Mi-
chelle Crutchfield and hus-
band Chas of Wauchula;
Brett Daggett and wife
Marian of York, Pa., and
Scott Daggett and wife
Natalie of Clovis, N.M.; four
great-grandchildren Cory and
Zackary Crutchfield, and
Benedict and Matilda
Daggett; one great-great
grandchild, Tyler Austin
Crutchfield; one sister,
Florence Bratcher and hus-
band Ralph of Leicester,
N.Y.; one brother Wilbur
McKelvey and wife Mary of
Geneseo, N. Y.; and many
nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to a
Memorial Service on Sun-
day, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. at First
United Methodist Church of
Wauchula. Burial will follow
later in Lakeview Cemetery
in Groveland, N.Y.
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSI
MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheerios,
Graham Crackers, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Pineapple Tidbits,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie,
Biscuit, Stacked Ham
Sandwich, Salad Tray, Broccoli,
Frozen Peaches, Condiments
and'Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast:' Cereal, Trix,
Graham Crackers, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears'.
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun,
Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Salad
Tray, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Sugar
Cookies, Rolls, Condiments
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Graham Crackers,
Pancakes, Sausage Patty,
Orange Juice, Condiments and
'Milk
Lunch: Toasted Cheese
w/HB Egg, Pig in a Blanket,
Salad Tray, Potato Rounds,
Pears, Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
No School


JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Biscuits, Sausage
Patty, Pineapple Tidbits,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
w/Biscuit, Sausage Pizza,
rotdogs, Stacked Ham
Sandwich, Alternate Meal,
Salad Bar, Lettuce and Tomato,
Broccoli, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Diced Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun,
Spaghetti, Rolls, Alternate Meal,
Pepperoni Pizza, Lettuce and
Tomato, Corn, Fruit Cocktail,
Chocolate Chip Cookies,
Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Graham Crackers, Pancakes,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Toasted Cheese
w/HB Egg, Pig in a Blanket,
Sausage Pizza, Alternate Meal,
Salad Bar, Lettuce and Tomato,
Potato Rounds, Diced Pears,


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FRIDAY
No School
SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,
Sausage, Applesauce, Condi-
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Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
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2010. The meeting will be held at the Hardee County Eco-
nomic Development Office located at 107 East Main Street,
Wauchula, FI 3387. If you would like further information
please contact the office at (863)773-3030.

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needing to make special arrangements should contact the
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TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA

TEXT AND MAP AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
TOWN COMMISSION MEETING

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012 6:00 PM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, TOWN
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AND MAP AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS COMPREHENSIVE
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ORDINANCE 2011-11

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AMENDING
THE TEXT AND MAPS OF THE ZOLFO SPRINGS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
BASED ON THE TOWN'S EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT (EAR); PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON THE DATE AND TIME NOTED ABOVE OR AS
SOON THEREAFTER, AND IF NECESSARY TO BE CONTINUED TO A DATE CERTAIN.
THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE ZOLFO SPRINGS TOWN HALL COUNCIL CHAM-
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ANY PERSONS) WISHING TO VIEW RELEVANT INFORMATION IN ADVANCE OF THE
PUBLIC HEARING MAY CONTACT THE TOWN AT (863) 735-0405 AT LEAST 48 HOURS
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8A The Herald-Advocate, January 12, 2012


City Rehab Grants Approved


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Several CRA grants to repair
businesses and homes were
approved on Monday night.
During its monthly meeting,
the Wauchula City Commis-
sion recessed and sat as a
Community Redevelopment
Agency (CRA) board to make
decisions on several grants for
upkeep in building around the
town.
One would allow a home-
owner to make repairs to bring
his home up to code enforce-
ment standards and remove
code enforcement action on
these three items. Two other
repair rentals, one a home and
one a business, to make them
more useable.
In the first matter, Calvin
Bates sought a combination of
facade grant and revitalization
to repair the soffit and eaves on
the roof and repair flooring
damaged by a recent tenant.
Bates, a Bowling Green, resi-
dent, said he had purchased the
home four years ago, lived in it
for two years and has rented it.
Jessica Newman, Main Street
Wauchula and CRA director,
explained that Bates wasn't eli-
gible for a residential improve-
ment grant, as those were desig-
nated for owner-occupied hous-
es. A rental property is commer-
cial. Improving the house im-
proves the neighborhood
though, said Newman.
Any other applications for
rental homes will be suspended
.until the commission has a
CRA workshop slated for late
this month.
The second was for a build-
ing owned by Roy Brown and
to be leased by Billy's Good
Eats, a barbecue restaurant off
U.S. 17 South by Scotty's, and
includes air conditioning and




How Asia

Can I
Approximately 11,000 babies
are born each day in the United
States. When these babies are
born, many of their parents
have the option to not only wel-
come a new life but to poten-
tially save another life-per-
haps that of someone like Thuy
Diem Tran.
When Tran was just 27 years
old, she noticed that whenever
she scratched, a rash instantly
developed. "One day I was
shopping and tried on lip gloss,
pressing my lips together, and
the next day my lips were black
with bruising."
She was diagnosed with
aplastic anemia and told she
would need a marrow or umbil-
ical cord blood transplant to
live.
Public Cord Blood Donation:
Giving Birth to Hope
Thanks to generous parents
who donated their baby's um-
bilical cord blood to a public
cord blood bank, Tran got the
transplant that changed the
course of her life. Today, she
and her husband Stephen are
the proud parents of a young
son, Jaxon.
"Now we really immerse our-
selves in our family and
friends," she says. "Having this


flooring. The grant request was
for up to $5,000. As with all
grants, the work must be done
and receipts provided to get
reimbursement.
The third application was for
paint, revitalization and facade
for a Lane Street home which
has been cited by code enforce-
ment. The electric, rotten wood
replacement and paint grants
will total about $1,350 and
bring the home into compliance
on major issues. The home
owner will have to complete
some smaller code enforcement
issues as well.
The final CRA item was a
resolution to accept a $300,000
grant from the county Industrial
Development Authority for ren-
ovations at 226 W. Main St., for
EZ Products, which intends to
buy and restore the building as
soon as the Phase II Environ-
mental Study and building code
specifications are available. If
potential owner Dave Brown
does not complete the purchase,
the agreement falls through.
Newman said the Jan. 20
Friday Night Live will be a
Vegas nite, with a variety of
prizes for different kinds of card
games, which begin with a $5
stake.
When the commission re-
opened its regular meeting, it
also re-approved the resolution
for the money for EZ Products.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-learned the city is now
dealing with its ownership of
two properties obtained through
code enforcement lien foreclo-
sures.Ables is still completing a
title search for the Green Street
property and a recent foreclo-
sure sale on the steps of the
courthouse had no takers for the
201 N. Florida Avenue proper-


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experience put my life into per-
spective."
Most patients who need
transplants, like Tran, do not
have a match in their family and
depend on the Be The Match
Registry, operated by the Na-
tional Mai'rw Donor Program
(NMDP). The tissue types used
for matching patients with
donors are inherited, so patients
are most likely to find a match
within their own racial or ethnic
heritage.
Unfortunately, many mothers
are unaware of the opportunity
to donate cord blood or that
there is a critical need for more
donations, especially within the
Asian community. Donations
from Asian mothers represent
just 7 percent of the more than
145,000 cord blood units listed
on the registry.
Tran now talks to expectant
mothers, especially those in the
Asian community, to encourage
them to learn about cord blood
donation and its growing use to
treat life-threatening diseases.
"Look at me. What more can
I say?" she tells them. "It's such
a small action that can mean the
world to someone else."
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ty, so the city owns it by default
and will have to decide what to
do with it.
-approved final reading of a
trio of ordinances dealing with
the annexation of a property
called Smith Enterprises at the
south end of town. It also
changes the zoning and proper-
ty use definitions from county
to city. Commissioner Gary
Smith abstained from voting on
these issues because of his
involvement with them.
-approved renewal of an
inmate labor contract with the
Florida Department of Correc-
tions for a crew to work to help
with landscape and sidewalk
maintenance around the city.
-accepted a $2,021 Edward
Byrne Memorial Justice Assis-
tance grant for the police
department to purchase digital
patrol cameras. City Manager
Terry Atchley complemented
Chief Bill Beattie and his staff
as they were the first in the state
to get the grant application
signed, sealed and delivered
and get notification of its
acceptance.
-tabled a land use request as
it needed to go through the
Planning and Zoning Board
first.
-approved payment of
library meter credits to the
county and accepting its pay-
ment for impact and tap fees for
water/sewer lines to the youth
baseball fields west of town.
The city will advance credit on
the library meter usage to even
out the difference in the
amounts each governmental
entity owes the other and each
will have "clean books."
-learned certain streets will
be closed for the Martin Luther
King Day parade Monday at I
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Families

.ives
choose to donate their baby's
cord blood to a public cord
blood bank, the cord blood is
collected immediately after the
baby is born and does not inter-
fere with labor, delivery or the
health of the mother or the new-
born in any way. The cord
blood is then stored at a public
cord blood bank and listed on
the registry.
As a treatment option, cord
blood is especially useful for
several reasons:
More patients can find a
suitable, unrelated match be-
cause cord blood doesn't have
to match a patient's tissue type
as closely as donated marrow.
Donated cord blood is
stored and readily available, so
it's useful for people who need
a transplant quickly.
There has been tremendous
growth over the last few years
in the number of cord blood
transplants facilitated. But
while many people find the
match they need, donations
from parents of diverse ethnic
and racial backgrounds will
help ensure many more have
access to this potentially life-
saving treatment.
Unlike with private cord
blood banking, there's no cost
to donate to a public cord blood
bank. Prospective parents can
ask if the hospital they'll use is
in the Be The Match network. I1
not, they can still help save a
life by contacting Be The
Match.
Learn More
Expectant parents can visit
www.BeTheMatch.org/cord-
blood for a list of participating
hospitals and to learn more
about donation opportunities.
They can also call (800) 627-
7692.


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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT

The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft
permit to Crewsville Dairy, Inc., in Hardee County. This permit (FLA182656) authorizes
the permitted to operate an industrial wastewater treatment system at the Crewsville Dairy
concentrated animal feeding operation. Treated wastewater is applied to a sprayfield and
has the potential to discharge to Fish Branch under certain rainfall conditions.

The Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) has been incorporated into the permit and is
available for public review and comments.

The facility is located at Latitude 270 21' 40.39" N and Longitude 810 39' 18.89" W, in
Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890, Hardee County.

Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department's draft permit or
may submit a written request for a public meeting to Roger Evans, 13051 North Telecom
Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926, in accordance with Rule 62-620.555,
Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain
the information set forth below and must be received in the Department's Southwest Dis-
trict Office within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or re-
quest a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such
person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555,
Florida Administrative Code.

The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following
information:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number; the applicant's name
and address; the Department permit file number; and the county in which the
project is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department's action or proposed
action was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final
decision;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the De
apartment's action or proposed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of
the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting.

If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close
of the public meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a
public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of pub-
lication of this notice, even if a public meeting is requested.

If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data
at the public meeting on the Department's proposed action. As a result of significant pub-
lic comment. the Department's final action may be different from the position taken by it
in this draft permit.,

The permit application file and supporting data are available for public inspection dur-
ing normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Department's Southwest District Office, 13051 North Telecom Parkway,
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Garrett Sheffield Continues Improvement Since Accident


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Garrett Sheffield. 21, of
Wauchula was seriously injured
in a single car accident on Oct.
6, 2011, at 3:15 p.m. on Griffin
Road.
He was driving his 1998 Jeep
Wrangler with his pet hog-hunt-
ing dog Jager, a white labrador
retriever with a small mix of
bulldog. The Jeep failed to
make a curve and hit two trees,
two culverts and flipped several
times.
He was ejected and sustained
a traumatic head injury and left
shoulder fracture. Jager did not
survive the accident.
His mother Tami Halstead
had talked with her son by
phone at 2:47 p.m. Garrett had
been with his brother just min-
utes before the accident.
Garrett is at Hardee Manor
and receiving therapy. He spent
54 days at Tampa General
Hospital and on Nov. 28 was
transferred to Hardee Manor to
room 41.
"The doctors at Tampa
General gave a grim prognosis


Garrett Sheffield in recent
photo before his auto acci-
dent.
and said he would be able to
smile and maybe recognize
people. He left there in a coma.
He came out of the coma the
first week at Hardee Manor and
could do hand motions, nod-
ding his head and can mouth 'I
love you,' 'Mom,' 'Dad,' and
'Jayden,' said his mother.
Jayden is his 2-year-old daugh-
ter.
"He can pucker to kiss and on


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"Garrett is a real good son
and a father who liked to spend
time with his daughter Jayden.
You could not ask for a better
son." said Sheffield who is mar-
ried to Jennifer.
Garrett has two sisters
Whitley Sheffield, 22, and
Emily Sheffield. 7, and a broth-
er Caleb Sheffield, 18. His little
brother Nicholas Sheffield
passed away in December 2009
at age 11 of a genetic disorder.
Garrett's fiance Heather
Wheeler and his mother .Tami
alternated being by his beside in
Tampa with other family sup-
port.
S"Garrett is polite, very inde-
pendent, had never been in trou-
ble, and could fix computers.


He loved to play video games,"
said his mother.
"We will know more about
the long-term outlook in several
months. He has made a lot of
progress..The next step will be
to move into our home." said
Tami. who is married to Scott
Halstead.
Garrett Sheffield continues to
improve slowly and gets a lot of
love, attention, visitors and
therapy.
Donations are greatly appre-
ciated to help with medical bills
and home preparation and can
be made to Tami Halstead for
Garrett Sheffield at 132 N.
Barlow Rd., Wauchula, FL
33873.


Gary Sheffield of Wauchula with his son Garrett at
Hardee Manor.


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His mother said "Garrett has
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getting a lot of therapy at
Hardee Manor. He had lots of
visitors and prayers. Visitors are
welcome.
His weight since the accident
has dropped from 145 to 111
pounds. Garrett receives nutri-
tion through a tube in his stom-
ach, but can swallow thick liq-
uids like pudding, soup and
mashed potatoes.
He graduated from Hardee
High School in 2009.
Until the mishap he had been
working since November 2008
at Red Lobster Restaurant in
Sebring where he was grillma4-
ter. He recently created a
stuffed'salmon recipe that the
manager planned to submit to
corporate headquarters.
"Garrett loved to hunt and
fish. He loved to cook. His
cooking interest began at age 8
or 9. His goal was to go to culi-
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for its primates, thanks to a $15,000 matching-funds grant from Operation Round Up.
The center houses orangutans and chimpanzees retired from the entertainment indus-
try or research, or no longer wanted as pets. The money will help retrofit 12 "ape hous-
es" with weatherproof window enclosures. These houses, primarily used by the ani-
mals at night, have aging windows and frames which are warped and no longer keep
out cold winter air. The new windows are unbreakable, highly energy efficient and will
not warp. Here, sanctuary founder Patti Ragan (center) accepts a check from
Operation Round Up directors Pat Gugle and Lois Valley. The funds come from Peace
River Electric Cooperative members who allow their monthly electric bills to be "round-
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other national and regional
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ly opened an aquatic therapy pool. This indoor heated
pool offers patients motor coordination training with a
zero-gravity affect to facilitate better healing. Pictured is
Therapy Center facility supervisor Rosa Perez-Smith with
Amanda McNabb.


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for just $10 a plate .... for as
many plates as one stomach
might hold!
It just so happens that those
excellent cooks and bakers are
on Fort Meade Relay For Life
teams, and they are all hoping
everyone in town is very hungry
that night. That's when "Taste
of Relay" will be held beginning
at 6 p.m. at the First Church of
God on South Perry Avenue.
The event is a Relay For Life


community fundraiser and
sponsored by the Fort Meade
Woman's Club. Fort Meade's
goal for 2012 is $55,000.
Also during the evening, at
about 7 o'clock, the winner of
the "Prettiest Legs Contest" will
be announced. A couple of
months ago; teams recruited
gentlemen with interesting,
unique and debatable physiques
to win the hearts of the commu-
nity. Donations could be
dropped in coin cans to "vote"
for one of these brave contest-
ants.


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women's winter event, "A Word
Fitly Spoken."
The event, for all area
women, will be held Saturday,
Jan. 28.
Registration is from 8:30 to 9
a.m.. with the conference run-
ning from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. It
will be held at First Baptist
Church of Sebring's fellowship
hall. 200 E. Center Ave. The
church is located just off The
Circle in downtown Sebring.
The theme, "A Word Fitly
Spoken" from Proverbs 25:11, is
a must for mothers, grandmoth-
ers, teachers, nurses and all
women in nurturing roles. The
program contains praise and
worship, a study of the book
"Wounded by Words: Healing
the Invisible Scars of Emotional
Abuse," lunch, ministry net-
working with displays by local.
Christian ministries, ministry
testimonies, a panel discussion
and a time of prayer.
Churches in Hardee.


Full-Gospel Fellowship
Church of Fort Meade in hold-
ing "Come As You Are Holy
Ghost Revival" for the next
several weeks. Meetings will be
nightly, Monday through Sat-
urday, at 7:30 p.m. The guest
evangelists will include Frank
Bartley, Randy Baldwin, Pastor
Rickey Young, Donnie Gorum,
Alan Flowers, Ervin Bodiford,
Jeff Giles, Tommy Hampton,
Rick Young Jr. and Johnny
Epps.
The revival will continue
from Jan. 9 through March 3 at
the church at 1795 U.S. 17
South, Fort Meade. Everyone is
invited.
The deadline for Church News
sulIbmissions is Thursday at 5
.fr the next edition.


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


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Program guests include
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children's home: Helen Yates.
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of Hu-man Life director, with
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Florida Baptist Children's
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tickets for lunch ($10 each per-
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Ball Fields Will Be Ready


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Discussion of the Youth
Baseball fields dominated the
commission meeting.
When the Hardee County
Commission met last Thursday,
two items about the Youth
Baseball field demanded atten-
tion.
One was a proposal to set
fees for use of the baseball and
adjoining soccer fields, which
are currently used by adult soc-
cer teams.
Building and Grounds Di-
rector Danny Weeks explained
that it will cost about $66,000 a
year for lights and maintenance
around the two parts of Hardee
Park just west of Wauchula.
He said the Parks and Rec-
reation Board had recommend-
ed $15 per youth and $25 per
adult for use of the parks.
Calli Skipper, a member of
the Parks Board said there was
no fee at all last year and the
Board considered $15 for the
entire season a reasonable
amount. If the teams qualify for
postseason play, it usually con-
tinues for four months.
Andrew McGuckin, vice-
president and scheduler for the
leagues said signups are a bit
down this year to about 250
youth ages 5 to 15 because the
league raised its fees from $75
to $80. They have waived some
fees this year because of multi-
ple children in a family and
inability to pay.
The season goes from March
5 to Miy 11, said McGuckin,
noting that the new fields
allows all youth to start in
March. Previously, the young-
est groups, T-Ball and Minors,
had played in January and
February. Since evenings were
cold this week, it was good they
didn't have to go out there and
play.
"It keeps youth busy. We will
pay one way or another. Kids
will find -something to do,"
commented Commissioner
Grady Johnson, while suggest-
ing the fee be reduced to $5 per
child and there be scholarships
for less fortunate kids. "I'd
rather guarantee a lesser fee.
There's a lot of families just
scraping for bread."
McGuckin explained the
league has to buy uniforms,
insurance,, baseball, batting
cages and netting, and many


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After much more back and
forth, the commission decided
to set youth fees at $15 but
begin next year and set adult
fees at $25, beginning this year.
That way, children-and families
will have a year to plan for the
expense. Grady Johnson op-
posed, insisting youth fees
should be lowered.
Commissioner Sue Birge said
children should be able tb earn
$15 either by doing chores for
the family or a neighbor. And,
in the year ahead, the commis-
sion and community could raise
money for scholarships for
them.
The second matter concerned
impact and tap fees for the city
of Wauchula to connect to the
ball field for restrooms and con-
cession. It seems the city owes
the county about $7,900 for
credit for service to the county
library. The tap and-impact fees
amount to $9,950.
After much discussed with
City Manager Terry Atchley, it
was decided that each would
pay the other what is due and
the city would give a credit
advance on the library service,
if the City Commission agreed.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-cancelled its Feb. 1 meet-
ing as commissioners will be in
Tallahassee for legislative day.
-changed the workshop on
roads from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20,
still at 8:30 a.m.
-learned that the Federal
Emergency Management Agen-
cy (FEMA) denied the request
to allow credit for the adminis-
trative processing of multitudes
of work orders, cancellations
and rebillings from FEMA for
the 2003 storm and 2004
Hurricane Charley. Invoices for
hurricanes Francis and Jean
have not been closed out yet.
The commission agreed to
repay FEMA $962,359.20 by
the June 30 deadline and
approved a budget amendment
setting aside those monies so
they would not be spent on any-
thing else. Commissioner Dale
Johnson and Commission
Chairman Minor Bryant hope to
convince legislators; to inter-
vene on the county's behalf to
reduce some of the indebted-
ness.
-heard farewell comments
from Building Official Jerry


Smith who was on his last day
on the job. He starts a new job
in Monroe County. the Florida
Keys, on Monday. He thanked
all the commissioners and
county staffs, and many others
who had helped him on this job.
-approved renewal of a
lease at $875 month for the
Office of Criminal Conflict and
Civil Regional Counsel of the
Second District Court in the
space that office uses at the
offices near the Extension
Service in the AgriCivic Centei
Complex.
-approved on a 4-1 vote
Resolution 2012-05 requesting
Gov. Scott recognize the impor-
tance of local control of
Regional Workforce Boards as
requested by Commissioner
Dale Johnson, workforce liai-
son. Donald Samuels, a work-
force board member agreed.
noting all 67 counties in the 24
regional workforce districts
have been asked to approve the
same resolution. The local
workforce board includes Har-
dee, Highlands and DeSoto
counties, has a good executive
director and does a good job.
One thing it does is extend
monies to local businesses
while they train new employ-
ees.
Commissioner Rick Knight
opposed it, feeling the resolu-
tion should say that the com-
mission members not only
acknowledge but approve
workforce budgets.
-allowed Rae Dowling of
Florida Power & Light Co. to
speak about that utility's role in
the county. FPL has responded
to state requests to improve
service stability during major
storms with aggressive mainte-
nance. Accordingly, the compa-
ny has strengthened its main
infrastructure, cleared 145
miles of trees and vines along
power lines and instituted an
infrared thermal screening to
provide exceptional reliability
and still maintain the lowest
power rate in the state.
Dowling invited commis-
sioners to individually visit the
25 MW solar facility in DeSoto
SCounty which provides enough
electricity for 2,300 homes. The
company has also hired an eco-
nomic development director to
work with new businesses in
discounting costs until the busi-
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Radiology. Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency
sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose ill-
ness, injury or other medical problems. "We started this journey last year when we
challenged all our technologists to become registered," said director of ancillary serv-
ices Zbig Nawrocki. "The Wauchula radiology team rose to the challenge, and'we are
proud to announce that all of our full-time employees are registered in their specific
modality. This is a tremendous accomplishment." Pictured (from left) are Stephanie
Britt, Crystal Negron, Sheila Brown, Jennifer Meeks and Laren Chester; missing are
Andrea Cox and Tina Nelson.


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Students at Hilltop Elemen-
tary School participated in an
activity called "The Water
Project" during the months of
November and December.
Teachers asked their students
to bring in money to donate to
children in other nations who
do not have access to clean
water like American children
do.
The school's generous stu-
dents brought in loose change,
did chores for extra money, and
gave from their own precious
savings! Students and staff
were pleased when the total
amount came to $544.10. '
That money was donated to
purchase chlorine dispensers
for safe water.
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can visit the website at poverty-
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Canary Wins State Award


For Main Street Support


By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
Volunteering is something
most everyone would agree is a
great thipg to do. But not every-
one is as dedicated to it as one
particular Hardee Countian.
This woman not only volun-
teers for Main Street Wauchula
Inc., she also volunteers her
time to coach cheerleading. She
teaches gymnastics and cheer
classes at the local YMCA, and
teaches a children's class at her
church. And she does all of this
while still being a busy mom to
an 11-year-old.
Who is this woman, you may
ask?
This woman is Kimberly
Canary. Canary has been volun-
teering for Florida Main Street
for about three years. Now, she
has won a state award for those
efforts.
She started out volunteering
to run the children's games at
Friday Night Live, from there
she began planning, coordinat-
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event to clean up.
From there she joined the
Promotions Committee and was
recruited to the Main Street
Board and is currently the
Promotions Committee chair.
This means she is the right-
hand to Main Street Director
Jessica Newman when it comes
to everything relating to events.
Canary, along with Newman,
books the entertainment and
helps come up with ideas for
activities to make the Friday
Night Live event special.
Canary also comes in a day or
two before the event is to begin
to phone vendors and give them
information reminding them of
important details or anything
else they may need to know.
Canary is also the one who
tends to vendors as they arrive
and get set up at the event. She
is there to handle any problems
or concerns that may come up.
It is because of all of these
things and because of her "pas-
sion for making Hardee County
great" that Newman decided to
nominate Canary for a Florida
Main Street Award.
Over the past three years,


Hardee County has won about
eight awards in several cate-
gories. Canary won for Out-
standing Local Florida Main
Street Program Supporter.
She was presented with the
award during the annual Florida
Main Street Conference by
Florida Secretary of State Kurt
Browning.
At the ceremony, Browning
recognized the efforts of
Canary and other winners by
saying "the hard work put forth
by these individuals demoi-
strates how the Main Street pro-
gram can assist in revitalizing
historic communities."
He also went on to commend
the honorees for "preserving
and revitalizing our communi-
ties."
Although having won an
award for her efforts to make
Main Street thrive, Canary is
not satisfied. She hopes to get
more youth involved with Main
Street by coordinating them
into a Young Main Street
Program, with their own board
and committees, projects and
activities to better downtown
Wauchula.
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Canary is seen here showing kids how to play a game involving apples. She is.in
charge of coming up with fun games for children attending the monthly Friday Night
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Gray E. Vance, the
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 514 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2005
Description of Property:
N1/2 OF LOT 22
HARLEM HEIGHTS
103P390 340P576
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.
Name in which assessed: ALFONSO LOPEZ AND
ESMERALDO LOPEZ
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County'
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
15th day of February, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 9th day of January, 2012.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252011TD012XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 1 2c
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Pesticide Class
On Tuesday
A three-hour pesticide
license review class will be
held Tuesday at the Hardee
County Extension Office,
307 Civic '"nter Drive (at
the interser--. : of Stenstrom
and Altman roads west of
Wauchula). The class will be
from 9 a.m. to noon and test-
ing begins at 1 p.m. There is
a fee of $38 for the manuals
and refreshments and $5 to
register for continuing edu-
cation units only
Pre-registration is re-
quired, whether completing
the course and testing, or
just taking the class for
CEUs. To register, call the
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"An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln"
Sponsored By
Hardee County Cancer Support Foundation

Friday & Saturday January 20 & 21

7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Historic City Hall Auditorium 225 East Main St., Wauchula

Tickets
$8 In Advanced $10 At The Door

.4Available 1:
Sevigny Eye Care
/' l' 735 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula
and
SGraham Income Tax Service, Inc.
k 120 N. 4th Ave. Wauchula
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"An Evening With Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln" takes place in the White House at the end of the
Civil War (April 1865). As the President' and Mrs. Lincoln reflect on the events of the past
four years and their plans for the future, the play flashes back to the beginning of their lives
together their courtship and early marriage, the births of their children, Mr. Lincoln's legal
career and the development of his political career and brings the audience all the way for-
ward through the tumultuous years of the Civil War the responsibilities of the Presidency
and the personal traumas suffered by the family ending as the President realizes that it is
time for him to leave for Ford's Theatre. A short epilogue addresses the events of April 14,
1865 and the last years of Mary Lincoln's life.

The program length is one hour; it is suitable for upper grade students (5th grade and up)
and adults; and all performances are followed by a "question and answer" period with the
President and Mrs. Lincoln or with Max & Donna Daniels, who portray the historic cou-
ple. This program has been called "an excellent opportunity to witness living history!"


MAX & DONNA DANIELS
Hate an evrensi e background in theatre, and have been portraying Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln professionally
since 1988 The) are past Vice-Presidents of the National Association of Lincoln Presenters, and have received its
awards for Best Abraham," "Best Mary,'' Best Abraham & Mary Team," and "Lincoln Legend." They have been featured
on C-SPAN Cable /Neto ork in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate series, the "Someone You Should Know" program on
ABC Channel 7 in Chicago. and the "lnt estigating Histor'" series on the History Channel They have performed at the
Lincoln Home \'isito Center in Springfield, IL and at the Smithsonian Institutio n n Washington, DC. They participate in
Memorial Da) ceremonies at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Joliet, IL, and took part in the dedication of the
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield They research and u rite their own original scrpts, receiving many
complements lor the entertaining way in which they present their programs They are popular attractions at Civil War
Reenactments throughout the Midwest, and make over 200 appearances each year for schools, hbranes and other or-
ganizations. Thee take great prde in 'bringing history to life" for audiences of all ages. 12 19
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Available for
Immediate Occupancy
$99 Move In Special through January 31st
*Plus $1200 FREE RENT*
(*One year lease @$100/mo reduction)

SSpacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts.
Open, quiet country setting.
Close to Sheriff's Station on Martin
Luther King Jr Ave and La Playa
Drive.
Award winning Professional Bi-lingual
Management Staff.
Affordable Rents
701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula
Rental Office Hours
Monday Friday 7:00 AM 3:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM 11:30 AM
After hours by appointment

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Classifieds


AGRI. EQUIPMENT
Dale Phillips 8' VFwer, Athens
Disc Harrow, lush Hog
Landscape Rake. See ad
under garage sales for more
infol 863 464-0912 863 381-
4032 1:12c
COW HAULING and hay for sale.
Robby Ice, 863-781-1521.
1:3-2:2p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2011/12 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
01/16/2012 at 8:00 am the follow-
ing vehicles will be sold for tow-
ing and storage charges pursuant
to FS. 713.78.
1998 Chevy
Vin # 1GNEC13R3WJ321361
1990 Nissan
Vin # 1N6SD11S5LC393
.Sale will be held at Roberts
Towing 377 Old Dixie Hwy.,
Bowling Green, FL 33834.
863-375-4068
We reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids. -


02' DODGE 4DR PICKUP, bad
motor, $1,600.00, 781-1062.
1:12c
92' GEO TRACKER, $1000.00
Cash, 781-1062. 1:12c
2004 DODGE TRUCK 4 Door,
5.7 V-8 Hemi, 80K miles, with
5th wheel hitch. 2007. Isuzu
truck, 56K miles, '1977
Chrysler, 1997 Kawasaki
Police Motorcycle. See ad
under garage sales for more
info. 863 464-0912 863 381-
4032 1:12c







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HELP WANTED

CITY OF WAUCHULA
Accepting applications for the position of Customer
Service Clerk. Duties include servicing existing utility
customers, setting up new accounts, and collecting
payments; providing service related to cemetery plots;
answering telephones and directing calls to correct
person. Must have working knowledge of modern of-
fice practices and equipment. Must be able to demon-
strate ability to collect and account cash transactions.
Must be able to use Microsoft Office applications ef-
fectively. Bi-lingual English/Spanish speaking individ-
ual is preferred. Competitive salary, excellent benefits.
To apply for this position, or for additional information,
contact Human Resources at 126 S. 7th Ave.,
Wauchula. EEO/DFWP Closing date for accepting ap-
plication is 01/18/2012 5:00pm
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PART TIME JOB for self motivat-
ed person to clean our office. One
who can look and see what needs
done. Experience helpful. Apply
at Florida Fertilizer Company. We
are a drug free workplace.
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HOME FOR SALE, remodeled
3/2 Great location across from
W.E.S. Fenoed backyard. Large
Family Room. $89,000 Call for
Appt. 863-781-3478 or 863-781-
2867. 1:12p
2007 D/W, 3/2, den, 1612 sf,
porches, outbuildings, fenced,
5.14 acres. Reduced, $125,000.
731-614-1297 Zolfo Springs.
12:29-1:26p
BEAUTIFUL MOBILE HOME built
in 2006 on 5 acres for sale on
Peoples Ln, Wauchula. Priced to
sell at $87,000. Call Brook or
Sandy Larrison for a showing.
Nextage Realty Pros. Cell phone,
863-832-0565 or 863-832-0130.
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REWARDI Redbone Hound. Male
2 years old. Cecil Durrance Rd.,
Zolfo, 781-1210. 1:12c



CHEAP TRAMPOLINE or a 14'
mat, 863-832-1197 1:12dh
Oak firewood for sale, 773-3385,
Roy Hancock. 1:12p
3 ELECTRIC GENERATORS for
mobile home or motor home,
4,500 and 6,500 kw, $250.00 and
$175.00, (863781-9257.
1:12,19p
2 16' ALUMINUM EXTERIOR LAD-
DERS, $125.00, (513) 328-1730.
1:12,19p
NEW DOORS & WINDOWS for
sale, 781-1062. 1:12c
TREADMILL, cadence brand,
good condition, $50.00, 863-448-
3839. 1:12p
2006 YAMAHA G29 gas golf cart
$1,400 OBO, 863-773-6662.
S12:15-1:12p ,
ORDER FRESH CUT SWAMP
Cabbage $12 OR $10 for quanti-
ties, 863-512-2634, 375-4201 Jim
Smith. 1:5,12nc


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(863) 773-2128


REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
B Il JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Beautiful native Florida!
Secluded 5 ac of wooded land
has deeded access to Peace
River! Canoe, camp, fossil hunt,
relax! $90,000!
CB 3BR/1BA home in Bowling
Green w/new flooring, cabinets,
countertops, being sold as is.
$65,000!
PRICE REDUCED! High &
dry pastureland! 10 ac
improved, fenced land on pri-
vate rd is attractive homesite, or
perfect for cattle/horses!
$110.000!
PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs
zoned industrial on Hwy 17.
$399.000!


Wooded wonder! 5 ac w/beau-
tiful trees, paved road. $50,000!
Escape the gridlock! One-room
rustic cabin sits on 22 ac
fenced pastureland w/estab-
lished oaks, 4" well, 2 barns,
private rd! $175,000!
Great size for beginning citrus
owner! 10 ac Valencia grove
w/two 4" wells, pump, micro-jet
irrigation, drain tile $95,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 333 ac
ranch has pasture, irrigation
system, 12" well, 3BR/3BA tro-
story home, 3,000 ft landing
strip. $1,165,500!


REALTOR AsseCIAT S AF R HORS
KENNY SANDERS.....71-0153 KEVIN SANDERS_..990-3093
JUAN DELATORRE-781-1128 MONICA REAS-.781-088
DAVID ROYAL--.781-3490 KAREN O'N.AL.. 781-7633
S HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker Dusty Albritton
REDUCED to $199,500! Great'home on several Just North of Bbwling Green in Polk County!
large lots in Wauchula.Hardwood floors. Massive 1.48 acres witlh highway frontage. Great loca-
brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2 car car- tion for any operation needing a shop, office and
port. on-site storage. $225,000
Spacious home located in Briarwood Subdivis-
ion. 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath house with wrap Commercial property in Wauchula on corner of
around porch, detached 2 car garage with office Hwy 17. Excellent exposure from North & South
and full bath. $379,000 bound 17. 2,350 sf building former gas station
& repair shop. $350,000
4-5 bedroom, 4 bath custom built home on 9 1/2
acres. County road. access, next to Wauchula. 20 acres close in to Wauchula on paved road.
Home is complimented with screened back porch Laser leveled, deep well & irrigation. Ready for
and in-ground pool. Land also has 7 1/2 acres of your farm operation. Zoned FR. $230,000
producing nursery. $430,000
20 acres very close in to Wauchula on paved REDUCED TO $115,000! Duplex! 4 BR, 2 BA
road. Laser leveled and ready for your farm one side. 3 BR, 2 BA other side. Central air &
operation. Zoned FR. $190,000 heat. Paved road. City water & sewer.
1 7 Realtor Associates
S Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 Parker Keen (813) 523-1523


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Classifieds


U-PICK: STRAWBERRIES
$1/pound (quart), Cabbage
$1/head, Caulflower $1/head,
Mustard/Collards $1/bunch. 2949
Center Hill Rd, between
Wauchula and Bowling Green, off
Hwy 62, 4.5 miles west of US 17.
Open 6 days, 7:30am until
6:00pm, CLOSED SUNDAY. Bob at
863-223-5561. 1:12p

First it is necessary to stand
on your own two feet. But the
minute a man finds himself in
St position, the next thing
i.a should do is reach out his
arms.
-Kristin Hunter


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
2003 FLTT TV Id 4X4FCAG293G079043
2002 Dodg Tk Id 3B7KF23652M202142
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula
State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on
Friday January 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the
Wauchula State Bank parking lot located at 106
East Main Street, Wauchula, FL. cn:12.19




HELP WANTED

JOB OPENING
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking
applications for a Control Room Operator. You
must be at least 19 years of age, have a high
school diploma or equivalent, never been con-
victed of a felony or a misdemeanor, be willing to
be fingerprinted, pass. a drug test and work
shifts. Applications may be obtained aid
returned at the Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit
St., Wauchula, FL, by 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13,
2012. If other arrangements are necessary, call
863-773-0304 ext. 211. EOE512c
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SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS
WANTED


AM-SOUTH REALTY
Each office independently owned and operated.

H1- H I]


Robert Hinerman
227-0202


Nancy Craft
832-0370


If You Are Just Starting Out, $35.000 for this
3 Bd, 2 bath CB Home is a great price!! Call
for appointment today.
NEW LISTING!! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Frame
home has central heat and air, Appliances,
one car carport. Nice place for a starter
home Or place to retire. Beautiful location;
Call for appointment today. List Price
$69.000
$6.500 PER ACRE!! 10AC fenced, 4 inch
well, great location for home, farming,
multi-business. Ask for Nancy!!
NEW LISTING!! 2 Story Country Home on 5
acres 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with 2
Balconies, $138.900
NEW LISTING!! 2 mobile homes on 10
acres with a country setting. Oak trees,
storage sheds and a creek on the property.
Priced (ED $149.900
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 Bath CB home in
Knollwood Circle Priced @ $170.000
GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie
Mae Properties.


Richard Dasher
781-0162


CUR PUPPIES some naturally
bob-tailed, some not. Will make
excellent hunting dogs. Call 863-
781-2451. 1:12p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Watchula Animal Control Is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


Victor Salazar
245-1054


OWNER SAYS SELL!! Great Starter Home
Only $65.000 3 Br-2 Bath, Handicap accessi-
ble, living room, eat-in-kitchen, 1 car carport
and walking distance to town. Ask for Nancy!
LISTING PRICE $52.900!! Concrete Block
home within the City of Wauchula. Call now
for appointment.
PRICED REDUCED!! East Main Street-2 Br,
1 Bath frame home Front's on Main Street,
Back's on Hwy 64 East. Great location!
$42.500 Ask for Nancy!
PROFESSIONAL BUILDING FOR SALE ONLY
$64.900!! Frame building across from
Wauchula Post Office. Great Location
PRICE REDUCED on already outstanding
bargain in this 3 / 2 CB/Brick home in suburb
Wauchula, call for appointment today.
$49,900
150 ACRES-Hwy 17 frontage, fenced-ready
for your agri-business, home or both. $6.000
Per Acre-Negotiable. Ask for Nancy.
WE HAVE LISTINGS FOR LAKE, CANAL AND
GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE
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4.84 ACRES. 991 Ed Wells Rd.
North. 3 wells, 2 drives, electric
and pond. Big oaks. Beautiful
home site. 35,000.00, 1-606-683-
4114 1:12p


APARTMENT and HOUSES for
rent, 773-6667. 1:12c
TWO BEDROOM apartment $500
plus $400 deposit. No pets. 863-
773-4855. 1:5-2:2p
THREE BEDROOM HOUSE in
Riverview subdivision $750 plus
deposit, 863-832-1984. 1:5-2:2p
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath house in Ft.
Green, $700 month plus $800
deposit. No house pets. Call 863-
448-6651. 1:5-19p
FOUR HOUSES $400-$600/mo,
deposit negotiable, 863-212-1152,
863-773-6616. Large lots. 1:5-2:2p
RENT-TO-OWN *
MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms. Cheaper then paying
rent. Close to schools and hospi-
tal. Lot rent $300. Se habla
espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-
698-4908. Call today. 1:5tfc
ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has
sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.




YOUR TIRE HEADQUARTERS L
5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
375-446 16
TERRY MONDAY SATURDAY 8 am 6 pm MIKE
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Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
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MANY COMMERCIAL locations
700-12,000 sf, $500/mo up, rent-
own, parking, 863-212-1152, 863-
773-6616. 1:5-2:2p
BAR, LOUNGE, living quarters,
2400 sf, 20,000, cars/day parking,
863-212-1152, 863-773-6616.
1:5-2:2p


4-C CONSTRUCTION, Free esti-
mates, handyman, concrete,
remodels, additions, CBC1256,
863-214-1471. 10:13-3:29p
***
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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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
THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. tfc-dh
NEW ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting in Hardee County.
Thursday 7 p.m., 131 South 8th
Avenue, Wauchula. For more info
call LeAnne at 863-214-8430 or
Bill 239-821-4184. tfc-dh


COMPUTER REPAIR
by
S.:-. Garry A. Phillips
Serving Hardee County
New System Setup Virus. Removal
Malware Removal Email/Internet Setup
Computer Slow ?? Tune-ups Available
Call Us For All Your Computer Needs
Pick up & Delivery Available!
448-2561 Payment Plans Also Available 773-0518
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Motor Sf Transmission
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$ Huge Discounts for Cash Deals $
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TREE UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
SExperienced Tree Surgery
Aerial Bucket Trucks Wood Chipper
Stump Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truck 1,rtS Clearing
Pond Diggi Excavation
We Take Credit Cards 863-781-7027
Environmentally Responsible Randy Garland
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists 11:10f



HELP WANTED
DEPUTY
$34,660- $38,110

The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is seeking Florida
Certified Law Enforcement Officers. Applicants must
possess a current certification in Law Enforcement
and meet the requirements set forth by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Training and Stand-
ards Commission. Applicants nust successfully com-
plete the personnel selectIon process set forth by the
Sheriff's Office.
Applications may be obtained and returned to the
Sheriff's Office by 4 pm, January 25, 2012, at 900 E.
Summit St., Wauchula, FL, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
MondayAhrough Friday. If other accommodations are
necessary, call the Sheriff's Office, 863-773-0304 to
make arrangements. EOE cl:12,19c


Lovingly maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home located on Little
Cypress golf course. Relax in the garden tub, treat yourself to
the luxury of oversized walk-in closets, enjoy the pristine
landscaping, tinker around in the 3-car garage. Home was
built in,1998 and has over 4,000 total square feet, 2800 square
feet of living area, all on a half-acre lot.
New Price: $199,000 by Robert Jones, broker, Nextage Realty Pros.
Please call (863) 781-1423 for your appointment.


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Realty Pros


5115 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33813
(863) 614-0306 office
www.nextagerealtypros.com
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Classifieds


DO YOUV 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. tfc-dh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
In Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
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ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
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Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
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N. 7th Ave. All donations appreci-
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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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Furniture, 133 E. Townsend,
Wauchula, 832-5759. 11:17-1:19p
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Saturday, January 14 8-noon at
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of Zolfo Springs. 1:12c
SAT., 3056 Spruce St., Zolfo
Springs, misc. items. 1:12p
SAT. 7:30-?, 1027 Griffin Rd.,
Wauchula, toys, household,
clothes, misc. 1:12p
FRIDAY, SAT., 1928 South Florida
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lamp plants, dishes, winter
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1:12p
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baby bed, stroller, bike, chaise,
boat motor, '99 van, vaccum,
camping gear, much more, 735-
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SAT. 7-?, storage sheds beside
Bus Garage on West Main, girl
clothes, furniture, boy clothes,
misc. 1:12p
FRIDAY 8-?, 539 Terrell Rd.
1:12p
ESTATE SALE!
Fri. & Sat. 8 am 4 pm, 2243
Browncamp Rd., Zolfo
Springs. From SR 17, take
Steve Roberts Spec. to
Browncamp Rd. Follow road
to gate. Antiques, Trucks,
Equipment! Cane Chairs,
Hitchcock Headboard,
Glassware, Coins, Pocket
watches, New Remington Gun
Safe, Nice Office Desk, Sofa,
Antique Safe, Mens clothing
XXX & Size 50 & Morel 2007
Isuzu & 2004 Dodge Pickups,
1977 Chrysler, Kawasaki
Police Cycle, Dale Phillips
Mower, Athens Disc Harrow,
Bush Hog rake & Much More!
All must Go! 863 464-0912
863 381-4032
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JUST STUFF & JOHNNY'S
Furniture, 133 E. Townsend,
Wauchula, 832-5759. 11:17-1:19p

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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet


We want to wish everyone a
happy 2012. Our New Year's
Eve Dance was a great success
with 130 attending. Many bal-
loons falling and popping going
off at the stroke of 12.
The band, "Southern Com-
fort," did a great job getting our
dance off to a good start with
"Pretty Woman." The disco ball.
that was hung in the ceiling by
Ed Herman, Garry Delves and
John Forster gave the best kind
of ambiance and atmosphere.
We appreciate their expertise to
get it all done in "time for the
new year.
CHAPEL
Our greeters, Kent and Joyce
Aurand and Larry and Dee
Rundell, welcomed 127. Spe-
cial music by Bob Parks,
singing "It's A Wonderful
World" accompanied by Sandy
Feeser on piano, and she also
played organ for the hymns as
Cheryl Conkle played piano
and Bob Conkle led the hymns.
Pastor David's message was
inspirational.

COFFEE
Janet, sporting yet another
hat which looked like a hot-air
balloon to bring in the new year,
welcomed 187 for coffee and
doughnuts. The pledge was led
by Joyce Aurand and Janet led
the Lord's Prayer. Many mer-
chants coupons were won as
well as the Perkins Heath-bar
pie ard 50/50. Congrats to all
the winners.
Janet recognized all the new
friends in the park for the first
time. Our hall is getting really
full each and every coffee hour.
We will be having speakers at
every coffee hour for the month
of January.
We are looking forward to

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having sundaes at our next ice
cream social, followed by the
Jacobs Brothers Trio, which has
made many albums sung all
around the United States.

ACTIVITIES
Bowling: Men's high score
190 and high series 515.
Congrats, Frank Drus. Women's
high game 160 and high series
429. Congrats, Arlene Sebright.
Horseshoes: Pioneer Pitchers
won 23-9, their first match of
the year against a severely
undermanned Craig's RV Park.
Craig's had only 11. players,
five short of a full team while
Pioneer Creek had its first full
team of the year. Veterans Dave
Thompson, Marilyn Achard and
Don Tessler were welcome
additions, as was rookie Gary
Delves.
We especially appreciate
John Posey and Stan Shepherd
for sprucing up the pits with
Jeff Mayo, and Dick Reno and
Steve Mclntire for going green
by crushing aluminum cans.
Rosie and Willie sold 50/50
tickets, with Ron from Craig's
being the big winner. Jeff Riggs
was the scorekeeper. The next
match is with Good Life RV.
Shuffle: State pro tourna-
ment in the consolation event,
Mamie Morton and Ruth Tate
second, Cheryl Conkle and
Nancy Singleton fourth. Central
District tournament was Nancy
Singleton first in consolation
and Max Tate fourth in main
event. In the amateur division
was Cathy Renwick first and
Dewayne Renwick second in
the main event. Great shuffling,
gang!
Bocce: Everyone watch out
for the new plan of having
"Wacky Wednesday."


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COURTESY PHOTO
Reggie and George DeSmet are given a carriage ride
around the park after being crowned Queen & King 2012.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


I hope everyone is back to
normal after the holiday season
and everyone is over their cold
or flu and ready to start a new
season of activities.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Kay and Beecher Dale,
Frankie Walters and Joe Bennitt
are the Koffee Klatch hosts for
the month of January. On Jan.
4, Don Merillat led the prayer,
Paul Conley led the U.S. Pledge
and I led the Canadian Pledge.
The 50/50 winners were Dar-
lene Henry, 2534 Morning
Glory Loop, Bert and Sheila
Barr and Kay and Beecher
Dale.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
There will be a ham and bean
soup supper on Friday. The Ice
Cream Social on Jan. 29 will
start at 6 p.m.

NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE
There was a good turnout for
the New Year's Eve Dance. It
looked like everyone was hav-
ing a good time. Steve Baker
and Peggy had the dance floor
full all evening. I had a lot of
good comments, and some said
it was the best New Year's
Dance in years. Just remember
Steve Baker will be back again
for our regular dance on
Saturday.
The 50/50 winner was
Bubbles Powell. Door prizes
were won by Cal Gadsby,
Leona Munsie, Lois Conley,
Ann Hegge, Orville Sowatski,
Chuck Ellis, Charlie Lane and
Shirley Sowatski.

BINGO
Linda Thompson won the
large jackpot on Dec. 30 and
Peggy Ralph won the small
jackpot. Sharron Noble won the
large jackpot on Jan. 2 and Suzy
Johnstorr won the small jackpot.


SCORES
Mixed Golf Jan. 2: The win-
ners were Matt Skok, Arlie
Wooters and Ron Lamarche.
Shuffling Jan. 3: Three-game
winners were Ray Baker, Terry
Johnston, Fred Kessler, Ted
Longnecker, Nancy Morrison
and Don Stoneberg.

CHURCH NEWS
By Diane Burget
It seemed so appropriate to
start the new year in worship
and with Holy Communion on
Jan. 1. Our worship began with
congregational singing of "This
is the Day," "Praise the Lord,"
"Glory to His Name" and "At
the Cross." Accompaniment
was provided by Carole Jones
on piano and Wilma Behymer
on the organ,.
Nancy Morrison sang a very
thought-provoking solo entitled
"Plenty of Time" and then
directed our choir as it sang
"There is a Redeemer." We
continued worshiping in Holy
Communion, which was served
by Lee Roy Behymer, Gary
Householder and Bill Burget.
Communion prayer was by
Pastor Bob and Don Merillat.
Maxine Stromme served as
our greeter today and Lowell
Gordon and Bill Burget collect-
ed the offering. The commun-
ion elements were prepared by
Gary and Charlotte House-
holder.
Pastor Bob Winne's message
asked the .question "What
attracted people to Jesus?"
Jesus' teaching attracted the
crowds; He spoke with authori-
ty and His compassion for peo-
ple were just some of Jesus'
attraction. The message was
taken from Isaiah, Matthew,
Mark, John and I John.
The service was closed with
the singing of "Hallelujah."


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
The city of Wauchula was
awarded the first prize for com-
munity booths at the eighth
annual Hardee County Straw-
berry Festival in Bowling
Green, this city winning the
blue ribbon for such a booth for
the first time. Zolfo Springs,
who has also copped first-place
laurels, was awarded second
prize. The Bowling Green com-
munity booth was non-competi-
tive.

The highlight of Hardee
County's eighth annual Straw-
berry Festival was reached last
night when Miss Ruth Orwig,
attractive brunette daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Orwig,
of Wauchula, was crowned
queen of the festivities in an
elaborate ceremony. The coro-
nation was held in front of the
Bowling Green grandstand,
home of this annual event.

Singing, dancing, And dim-
pling her way once more into
millions of hearts, Shirley
Temple's new Twentieth
Century-Fox triumph, "Dim-
ples," opens Sunday at the
Royal Theatre. Hailed as
Shirley's wonder show, and fea-
turing swingy new song hits
and brand new dance steps,
"Dimples" is heralded as the
outstanding hit in the little
star's parade of brilliant tri-
umphs.

J.H. Baucom, a Hardee
County citizen of about 50
years of age, is the father of
Hardee County's largest family.
A daughter arrived at his home
near the Buchanan section
Wednesday evening, and it was
his 23rd child. He has been
married three times.
50 YEARS AGO
Beth Henry, 17, of Wauchula,
is winner of the award this
week for safe driving in a
Wauchula school zone. Beth is
a senior at Hardee High School.
She will get free gas and theater
tickets from the Wauchula
Police Department.

Pfc. and Mrs. Gary Bryan are
the proud parents of a son born
Dec. 28 in Tampa General
Hospital. He weighed 11
pounds and has been named
Dale Martin. Pfc. Bryan is sta-
tioned with the U.S. Army in
Korea.

A meeting of the Veterans of
World War I, U.S.A., Inc., is set
for Tuesday night at 7 at the
City Hall Auditorium. It is open
to all Wauchula veterans of
WWI.

Last year was indeed a good
one for the city of Wauchula.
The city ended the year with an
operating balance of
$26,683.21.


25 YEARS AGO
The city of Wauchula has
been awarded a 50-50 matching
grant in the amount of $10,000
for renovation of the auditorium
at City Hall from the Depart-
ment of State's Division of
Historical Resources, the City
Council was told Monday
night. The money will comple-
ment an already-planned exteri-
or facelift, and will go toward
"he estimated $70,000 cost of
restoring the auditorium to its
original grandeur.

Mrs. Randy Freeman, our
current Mrs. Hardee County,
will be competing in the llth
annual 1987 Mrs. Florida
Pageant to be held Feb. 6 and 7
at the Chain of Lakes
Convention Center in Winter
Haven.

The Elks Hoop Shoot Area
Tournament was held last
Saturday at the Hardee High
School Gym. There were some
eight Elks Lodges that were
expected to participate. All but
two of these lodges sent repre-
sentatives. The winners of last
Saturday's contest will travel
later on to Brandon to take.part
in this year's state "Hoop.
Shoot."

The 1987 Hardee County
Junior Beef Cook-Off was held
on Jan. 8 at the Agri-Civic
Center conference room. The
contest, sponsored by the
Hardee County Cowbelles, was
open to Hardee Junior High stu-
dents. The first-place prize of
$30 and a plaque went to Gwyn
Crews, daughter of Happy and
Carolyn Crews.
10 YEARS AGO
Tiny Austin Tyler Santoyo is
Hardee County's first new resi-
dent of the New Year. Austin
was born at 7:38 a.m. on Jan.l
to Tara H. Bates and Miguel A.
Santoyo. At five pounds nine
ounces and 19 inches, he joins
siblings Jesse, 3, and Layla, 1-
1/2, in their Wauchula home.
Ana Cristina Vargas is the first
little girl to be born to Hardee
County parents in 2002. Ana
was born at 4:33 p.m. on Jan. 1,
weighing seven pounds eight
ounces and measuring 19 inch-
es long. Parents are Teresa
Nava and Samuel Vargas.

Jacquelynn Suzanne Myers,
daughter of Francis C. Myers Jr.
of Winter Haven and Theresa
Myers of Wauchula, graduated
from UCF in Orlando on Dec.
15 with a bachelor's degree in
journalism and a major in busi-
ness.

Caryssa Lynn Johnson cele-
brated her fifth birthday on Dec.
2 with a Barbie party at her
home in Wauchula,

Lakeshore Cinema 8 is fea-
turing the following movies on
Friday: "Ali, Kate and
Leopold," "Joe Somebody,"
"Vanilla Sky," "Harry Potter,"
"Lord of the Rings" and "The
Majestic."


Project Gemini Opens New Doors


It can be easier to cope with a
situation if you talk to someone
who shares your unique point of
view and that's especially
important for blinded veterans.
To reach out to other blinded
veterans and their families, six
U.S. Armed Forces veterans
without sight recently traveled
to the United Kingdom.
Project Gemini, a joint effort
of the Blinded Veterans As-
sociation and St Dunstan's,
took the veterans, four of them
blinded in recent combat opera-
tions, across the Atlantic Ocean
for six days of educational
exchange and the sharing of
friendship, knowledge and
insights with their British com-
rades.
The project obtained its name
from the transatlantic telecom-
munications cable that stretches
from England to the United
States. Project Gemini created
an opportunity for blinded vet-
erans to meet in a relaxed envi-
ronment and, formally and
informally, exchange ideas and
views regarding the best ways
to support veterans who have
lost their sight.
Subjects of discussion were
rehabilitation and readjustment
training, vision research and
adaptive technology for the
blind.
"During the week, we shared
helpful hints about coping with


blindness and the 'war stories'
that are part of the adjustment
process," said Tom Zampieri,
director of government rela-
tions at BVA. "We compared
the British veterans' health care
system with the American sys-
tem operated by the Department
of Veterans Affairs and its
dozens of component medical
centers, outpatient clinics and
veterans homes throughout the
country."
Project Gemini is an out-
growth of Operation Peer
Support, a BVA program begun
in 2006 that brings together vet-
erans of recent conflicts with
those who have lost their sight
in Vietnam, Korea or during
World War II. The program's
objective is'to provide Iraq and
Afghanistan veterans and their
families with examples of and
opportunities to interact with
men and women who have led
happy and prosperous lives
despite their blindness.
Chartered by the U.S.
Congress in 1958, BVA links
veterans with the services
they've earned. Membership is
open to all legally blinded vet-
erans who have served in the
U.S. military. Membership is
not required for veterans to
receive assistance, which is free
of charge. For more informa-
tion, call BVA at (800) 669-
7079 or visit www.bva.org.


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Thursday Januaryl12, 2012


Golfing Against Cancer


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The registration deadline is
tomorrow (Friday).
Anyone who wants to spon-
sor a four-person golf team or
teams, be a hole sponsor or oth-
erwise provide a sponsorship
for the 2012 golf tournament to
benefit Relay For Life of Har-
dee County is encouraged to
immediately contact James
Bodeck at 767-5532 or the
Hardee Relay For Life Golf
Tournament, P. 0. Box 1268,
Wauchula, FL 33873.
Although the sponsorship
deadline is Jan. 13, the registra-
tion deadline for golfers is Jan.
23.
The RFL Tourney will be
held at The Bluffs Golf Course,
8037 U. S. 17 South of Zolfo
Springs, nearly out of the coun-
ty. It will be on Saturday, Jan.
28, and starts with 7 a.m. regis-
tration and 8 a.m. shotgun


Hoop Boys
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats gained
a split in games last weekend at
the Kathleen Shootout.
This week, the 'Cats resume
their regular schedule, hosting
Auburndale on Tuesday even-
ing and playing at Teneroc
tomorrow (Friday). Next
week's games are at Lake Wales
on Tuesday and home for a visit
from Teneroc on Friday night.
Then there's another two weeks
of games before the district
playoffs at Lake Wales, begin-
ning Feb. 6.
Hardee was among a group of
teams in last weekend's shoot-
out. Some of the other were
Newsome, Merritt Island, Santa
Fe Catholic, Lakeland High,
Wekiva, Auburndale, Durant,
Lake Gibson and Ocoee. Two
of Saturday's games were won
by one point, while two others
were by two points and
Hardee's by three.
Hardee's opening game on
SFriday was against tournament
host Kathleen, which lost both
of its tourney games. Hardee
had beaten Kathleen 47-40 dur-
ing the First Academy Christ-
mas Tournament in Orlando.
Hardee won this one 54-49.
"This was a big game for us.
We'd already beaten Kathleen
on a neutral court and to come
back and beat them on their
court was huge. That kind of
back-to-back wins over the
same team shows we have some
consistency. We've done that
once before this season (win-







A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
God said, "Listen to Me, My
people, My chosen ones! I
alone am God. I am the First.
I am the Last. It was My hand
that laid the foundation of
the earth; the palm of My
right hand spread out the
heaves above; I spoke and
they came into being."
Isaiah 48:12-13 (NLT)

FRIDAY
But understand this, that in
the last days, there will come
times of stress. ... Indeed all
who desire to live a godly life
in Christ Jesus will be perse-
cuted, while evil men and
impdsters will go from bad
to worse, deceivers and
being deceived.
II Timothy 3:1,12 (RSV)
SATURDAY
God is our protection and
our strength. He always
helps in time of trouble. ..
Cofne and see what the Lord
has done, the amazing
things He has done on the
earth. ... God says, "Be
quiet and know that I am
God. I will be supreme over
all the nations in the earth.".
Psalm 46:1,8,10 (NCV)

SUNDAY
Indeed, all of you should
wrap yourselves in the gar-


ment of humility toward each
other, because God sets His
face against the arrogant but
favors the humble. Humble
yourselves then under God's
mighty hand, and He will lift


starts.
The $50 per person entry fee
includes a continental break-
fast, 18 holes of golf with use of
cart, beverages and lunch. The
format will be a four-person,
18-hole scramble and is limited
to 36 teams.
Presented by Vandolah Power
Co., the tournament will have a
variety of opportunities for
prizes and awards. Cash prizes
are $300 for first place, $200
for second and $100 for third in
each division. There is one first-
place low gross award of $300.
Other prizes will include the
longest drive, closest to the pin,
hole-in-one on all par 3s, mulli-
gans, beat-the-pro, 50-50 draw-
ings and door prizes. A hole-in-
one special is winning a car,
courtesy of Alan Jay Auto-
motive Network.
There e areseveral levels of
sponsorship. The gold sponsor-
ship of $2,000 gets two golf


team entries, two hole sponsor-
ships, name on gift bags and
recognition on the golf tourney
flyers. There can be no more
than two sponsors joining hands
for the gold level sponsorship.
The silver level sponsorship
of $1,000 can be any combina-
tion of businesses/individuals.
It includes one golf team entry,
one hole sponsorship, name on
gift bags and flyer recognition.
A $100 hold sponsorship gets
recognition at the designated
hole.
Applications need to include
the name, address phone num-
ber and handicap of players on
each four-person team and
whether they will be staying for
lunch, so there will adequate
food available.
Again, for any questions,
contact James Bodeck at 863-
767-5532.


Split Tourney Games


ning over Sebring 78-67 at
home and 59-48 at Sebring a
week later)," said Wildcat head
coach Vance Dickey.
"We weren't quite as efficient
at the game at Kathleen. Our
shooting was off a bit, but it
was still a great win for us," the
coach concluded.
The Hooks brothers led the
scoring at Kathleen. Jajuan
"J.J." led with 17 points, com-
bining deuces and treys as well
as 5-of-6 at the free throw line.
He also had a rebound and pair
of assists. He was named the
Hardee player of the week for
his efforts in both tourney
games.
Andrew "Dru" Hooks added
15 points, plus five rebounds, a
blocked shot, steal and two
assists, while Keyon Brown had
nine points, 11 rebounds and an
assist. Keshun Rivers chipped
in with nine points, five re-
bounds, a trio of steals and four
assists.
Christian Moralez had two
points, but-added a hajf dozen
rebounds and a steal. Steve
Metayer and Bobby Brown also
helped on the boards.
It was a different game, when
Hardee returned to Kathleen to
play against McKeel Academy
on Saturday. McKeel is the
perennial 3A champion bol-
stered by a pair of freshmen
who lead the undefeated
Wildcats.
The two sets of Wildcats
went head-to-head most of the
game. McKeel led 13-12 at the
end of the first period and 32-30


you up in due time Cast all
your care on Him, for you
are His charge.
I Peter 5:5b-6, 7 (NEB)

MONDAY
Moses said, "And I com-
mand you today: Love God,
your God. Walk in His ways.
Keep His commandments,
regulations and rules so that
you will live, really live, live
exuberantly, blessed by
God, your God."
Deuteronomy 30:16 (ME)

TUESDAY
I always thank God for you,
Philemon, in my constant
prayers for you all, for I have
heard how you love and
trust both the Lord Jesus
Himself and those who
believe in Him. And I pray
that those who share your
faith may share your knowl-
edge of all the good things
that believing in Jesus can
mean to us.
Philemon 4-6 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
Jeremiah replied, "Lord,
Your words are what sustain
me; they are food to my hun-
gry soul. They bring joy to
my sorrowing heart and
delight me. How proud I am
to bear Your name, O Lobd."
Jeremiah 15:16 (TLB)
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.


by halftime. At the three-quar-
ter mark, the lead had widened
to 52-47, leading to a furious
Hardee effort to rally, which fell
short when Corey Sanders sank
a pair of free throws in the wan-
ing seconds.
"We played well on both ends
of the floor, except for four or
five mistakes due to being lack-
adaisical. We stepped on the
end line while inbounding and
turned the ball over and had a
couple of miscues on defense.
These are things we can clean
up, if we will. It could make a
big difference and is a reason to
be optimistic as we have big
district games coming against
Auburndale, Lake Wales and
Teneroc. We're usually starting
three seniors and two sophs.
Luke Palmer is also a soph, so
there's hope for the future too,"
said Dickey.
J.J. Hooks led all scorers with
25 points, as the nearest oppo-
nent had a high of 17 points.
Hooks sank four three-point
goals and went 3-of-5 at the
charity stripe. He also had five
rebounds, three steals and an
assist.
Rivers jumped in with 20
points, with a pair of three's and
4-of-6 at the free-throw line. He
also had five rebounds and a
half dozen assists.
Dru Hooks put in a dozen
points along with five rebounds
and four assists. Keyon Brown
snared 13 rebounds while
Moralez added seven, and
Metayer a couple more.


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Jan. 12 HJHS Basketball Avon Park HOME 5:30/6:30
Jan. 13 G. Weightlifting LaBelle Away 5 p.m.
G. Basketball Teneroc HOME 6/8 p.m.
B. Basketball Teneroc Away 6/8 p.m.
Jan. 14 G/B Soccer Sebring HOME TBA
Jan. 16 No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 17 HJHS Basketball Avon Park Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
B. Basketball Lake Wales 'Away 6:7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 HJHS Basketball Hill-Gustat Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
G. Basketball DeSoto HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 Boys Basketball Teneroc HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Teneroc Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 21 G. Weightlifting Avon Park Away 9 a.m.
Jan.23 HJHS Basketball DeSoto HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
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Jan. 24 G. Basketball Palmetto Home 6/7:30 p.m.
B. Basketball Auburndale Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 G. Weightlifting Port Charlotte Away 10 a.m.
Jan. 26 HJHS Basketball Lake Placid Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
B. Basketball Avon Park HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
G. Basketball Fort Meade Away 6/7:30 p.m.











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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School ...................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship
1st & 3rd .............4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m.

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday .....................5:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4681
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m..
Morning Worship ...............1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m'

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

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

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
781-5887
Sunday Worship .................. I:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion ....11:00 a.m.
5th Sunday Feast................. :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.ni
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

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

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.ml
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
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training...............6:00 p.m.
SEvening Worship. ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:00 p.m.

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday Schod .,,...:.:...:....10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
AWANA for Kids ..............6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
English Service .................. 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
Sunday Morning Service ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service.......:6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
773-0427
Celebration Service ..............10:30 a.m.
Wed iesda y Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School .................:....9:45 a.m.
.,Morping. W rship ..... ........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ............................9:30 a.m .
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.m.
W wednesday ............................7:00 p.m .

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532'
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ........................... 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 ....1 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
SDominica ....................10:00 a.m.
ervicio ................................ 1:00 a.m.
Lunes Oracion .....................6:00 p.m.
Mie coles Servici ..................7:00 p.m.

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

"ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 7.73-3470
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worshi ....................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 .................. 6:00 p.m.
Church Orchestra.................. 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir .......................... 7:00 p.m .

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafd 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.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ..................6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m.


FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ............1..... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/ ....
Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday Scjlool ...................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 Service................7:00 p.m.

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


HIGHER GROUNd
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

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
Dom ingos ..............................6:00 p.m .
M iercoles...............................7:00 p.m .

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

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

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Service ................1.0:00 a.m.

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

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

MINISTERIO 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-.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 Servici...ui,.6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Mor. Worship
(1st & 3r Sun.) .................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun.
Communion ................... 10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4'" Sun.
Divine Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Bible Study .................. ..... 11:15 a.m .
SFellowship 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.
S$umdai (English) .................... 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ,....... ..1. 1:00 a.m.
'(. .' Cre6lb)................ .1:00 p.m .
Catecisino ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


Services-


WAUCHULA

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

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

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Byadentdn 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 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Church.................................10:00 a.m .
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave. .
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1..1:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .........:........7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ................,.7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School '....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 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.
Wednesday ............................7:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1.1:00 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 Music ......................10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 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 WQRSHIPCENTER
3426 Oak St. 8b3832-9808
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.
SW orship .................:..............11:00 a.m .
Evening................................1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible &'Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.

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

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

PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave, E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo ..........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 ...................11:00 a.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAfIIST CHi4UTCH
3676 US. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School .. .................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................... 11 a.m.
SWed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane
Domingo, Misa en Espanol ..9:30 a.m.
Catecismo .................1.......... I :00 a.m .

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




SEEDS
FROM
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SOWER




Thinking on the Christ of
Christmas, a man said, 'Jesus is
the only Somebody you can't
match!" Howtrue!
Consider His pre-existence.
Jesus didn't begin when He was
born. Before He became Jesus of
Nazareth, He was the Son of God.
He always was and will be the God-
Man.
Consider His pre-choice. He's
the only one who chose His mother
and His name before He was bom.
He chose the virgin Mary, and was
bom without a human father; and
He chose the name Jesus.
... Consider...the puzzle. One.
question determines the destiny of
our souls. Pilate asked it. "What
shall I doi with Jesus who is called
the Christ?"


A Decision for

'Decisions, decisions,,, our lives are full of them. Decisions are
stressful. People want to help us make our decisions, but differing
opinions can increase our confusion and weigh downpour spirits.
Why not pray about it? Include God in the decision. With Him by
our side we have peace and strength as we face the challenges of
our lives. Study
His Word and
learn of His
will foi you
at your
house of
worship
this week.
Make your
decision for
God.


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January 12, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3C


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
They each had three matches
and won two of them.
The Hardee boys and girls
soccer teams took wins last
week and continue to close out
the season this week with
games *at Haines City on
Wednesday and home for
Sebring on Saturday. The girls
start Class 2A, Region 3,
District 10 playoffs next week,
at Frostproof while the boys
playoffs are the following
week, starting, Jan. 23, at Lake
Placid. Other teams in the dis-
trict. are DeSoto, Avon Park,
and Mulberry.
The ever-improving Lady


Wildcats had a strong week.
They started with the second
win of the season against Avon
Park, this one at home by a
score of 7-1, playing well
together and moving the ball
well.
On Thursday, the girls hosted
Frostproof, the top-seeded and
undefeated team in the district.
Most of the time the Bulldogs
shuts down teams 8-0, but the
Lady 'Cats held the opposition
to 6nly four goals in the 4-0
loss.
The third game of the week
was at Fort Meade on Friday,
where the girls were able to
avenge an earlier 2-1 loss with a
3-1 victory.
Coaches Nicole "Niki" Aubry


Hiring Managers Cite Military
Experience As A Plus For Job Seekers
New research finds employ- ans who face unique barriers
ers not only value military including disabilities, poor tran-
experience in job applicants, sition assistance, concerns
but the skills veterans develop about calls to active duty, and
during service may give them misperceptions about their
an edge. skills.
The research is particularly It is, in fact, military skills
timely, as the U.S. is committed such as leadership and team
to downgrading its military building that employers say are
operations and an increasing highly valued and transferable
number of war veterans are to civilian jobs. The research
finding they need considerable finds 92 percent of respondents
career guidance and training said employers have few reser-
when they return home. vations about hiring military
To expand the limited re- personnel as long as they are
search on success criteria for qualified. Three-quarters of
military personnel entering respondents said that employers
civilian careers, the University have few concerns about hiring
of Phoenix Research Institute reservists or National Guard
surveyed hiring managers in members, even though these
diverse industries. The findings employees might be called
are published in the report away from work.
"Hiring Heroes: Employer Per- The research was highlighted
ceptions, Preferences, and in a recent webinar, "From
Hiring Practices Related to U.S. Enlisted to Employed: Educat-
Military Personnel." ing Military Veterans for
Veterans 'have, of course, Civilian Careers," presented by
always faced barriers when the University of Phoenix
competing for and transitioning Research Institute and hosted
into civilian jobs. In 2010, the by The Chronicle of Higher
Bureau of Labor Statistics Education. The webinar panel
reported that reservists and featured academic, industry and
National Guard members had military experts who examined
much higher unemployment the challenges service members
rates than civilians. face when entering the current
Today, however, many hiring workforce. Panelists also dis-
managers are citing military cussed how educators can better
experience as a plus, saying vet- meet service members' needs
erans possess skills and attrib- and how service people can best
utes that play well on the job. position themselves for civilian
This is good news for veter- jobs.


and Ieyton Sullivan had only
nine returnees, six of them sen-
iors when the season began.
Seniors Sebrina Hernandez,
Maria Anselmo, Sasha Cas-
tanon, Marisela Santiago,
Brenda Zamora and Monica
Soria, were joined by juniors
Andrea Castanega and Alejan-
dra Castaneda, sophs Veronica
Rivera, Kayleen Prestridge,
Addison Aubry, Ana Galvez,
Isabel Abel, Amalia Shyann
Rivera, Cristal Huerta and
Sylvia Alvarez-Vargas, and
freshmen Ruyra Olivarez,
Guadalupe Rosales, Diana
Chavez, Elizabeth Alvarez,
Marisela Ramos, Lisvet Anton
and Maribel Diego.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats also
had a good week, winning over
Avon Park and Frostproof and
battling to a 0-0 tie at Fort
Meade.
Coach Dennis Aubry reported
it was a "very cold night after
the Christmas break" when
Hardee hosted Avon Park on
Jan. 3. 'Wildcat Miguel Garcia
scored in the first half and Mark
Gomez followed in the second
half, while keeping the pressure
on the Red Devils. Hardee had
19 shots on goal, while Avon
Park took just five.
Thursday was "probably the
best game of the season for the
Hardee boys" against the
Frostproof team which is lead-
ing the district. The Bulldogs
had defeated the Wildcats 5-1
earlier in the season. "The boys
played well together, were often
first to the ball, and made extra
effort, which .led to their mak-
ing 86 interceptions," said
Aubry.
"It was a low number of shots
on goal for both teams, 10 for
Frostproof to Hardee's eight.
Garcia scored with 14 minutes
remaining in the game, with a
cross feed from Oscar Pal-
acios," relayed Aubry. "Our
defense really shut down a very
strong Frostproof offense," he
continued.
"We had a few boys out due
to injuries. Our plan was to give
some players a rest while letting
other guys have a chance to get
some experience," explained
Aubry.
"It was a close match with
most of the action being at mid-
field. Fort Meade had 14 shots
on goal and.Hardee :had 13
S niv .


Hardee controlled the ball well
and moved as a team, but could-
n't get off any good finishing
shots," related Aubry, noting
the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
Others playing for Aubry and


assistant coach Daniel Estrada,
are Manual Palacios, Robert
Zapote, Gilberto Cardoz, Ern-
esto Ramos, Gustavo Toledo,
Ruben Velasquez. Ezequiel
Perez. Daniel Villagran. Martin


Lucatero, Daniel Lopez, Ar-
mando Alvarez, Alexis Pal-
acios, Enrique Zamora, Brando
Vargas, Octavio Alvarez,
Leonardo Deloera, Jose Lopez,
Cody Torres and Braulio Duran.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Hardee girls soccer enters Class 5A, Region 3 District playoffs next week. Other schools in
the district are Aubumdale, Lake Wales and Lakeland Teneroc. Playing for Hardee are (left
to right, front row) Marisela Santiago, Ana Galvez, Brenda Zamora, Maria Anselmo, Veronica
Rivera, Elizabeth Alvarez and ballboy Rawson Aubry; (second row) Monica Soria, Alejandra
Castaneda, Lisvet Anton, Sasha Castanon, Addison Aubry, Maribel Diego, Cristal Huerta,
Guadalupe Rosales, Diana Chavez and Shyann Rivera; (back row) Coach Peyton Sullivan,
Kayleen Prestridge, Sabrina Hemandez, Andrea Castaneda, Marisela Ramos, Isabel Abel,
SiMa Alvarez-Vargas, Ruyra Olivarez, Head Coach Nicole Aubry and team mom Amalia
Arista.


The Hardee boys soccer squad has a couple of more games before District 10 competition
the week of Jan. 23. Taking the field for the Wildcats are (first row, from left) Daniel Villagran,
Brandon Vargas, Manual Palacios, Robert Zapote, Alexis Palacios, Mark Gomez and
Ezequlel Perez; (middle rbw) Head Coach Dennis Aubry, Cody Torres, Martin Lucatero, Leo
Deloera, Gustavo Toledo, Oscar Palacios, Miguel Garcia Octavio Alvarez and assistant
coach Daniel Estrada; (third row) Enrique Zamora, Armando,Alvarez, Gilberto Cardoza,
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BGE Holds Ceremony To Honor Proud Panthers


COURTESY PHOTOs
Bowling Green Elementary School recently announced the winners of the Proud
Panther Award. Kindergarten winners were (front row, from left) Mkenzy Stewart,
Adrian Salas-Munoz, Antonio Cabrera and Estrellita Dejesus-Martinez; (back row)
Liliana Hernandez, Jazlyn Jones, Nehemiah Pyatt and Charity Thompson.


Proud Panthers in the second grade were (front row) Erick Ontiveros, Alexi Rodriguez,
Oliver Mendoza and Nayeli Navarro; (back row) Adrian Hurtado-Dominguez, Litzy
Abrego, Dezeray Rivera and JaNaiyah White. Not pictured are Ailya Silva and Raquel
Martinez.


Recipients of this award in the third grade were (front row) Jose Hernandez, Brittany First graders who gleefully accepted this award were (front row, from left) Max Kimball,
Lopez, Cameron Hodges, Irvin Campos and Dymalin Moreno; (back row) Kaylee Yadira Sanchez and Ashley Magana-Nazarrette; (back row) Lydia Valadez, David
Gibson, Mikel Picazo, Mason Pearson, Kimberly Walton and Aislin Ortiz-Palacios. Not McQuaig, Caleb Ybarra, Bally Mendoza-Acuna, Viviana Hernandez and Desteny
pictured is Omar Maya. Escamilla. Not pictured is Analise Benavides.


Winners of the Proud Panther award in the fourth grade were (front) Antonio Figueroa,
Jasmine Herrera, Adam Ornelas and Jasmine Castaneda; (back) Lusero Delacruz, Luis
Gapi, Luis Valadez and Clara Smith.


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at the above address. Envelopes must be sealed and marked "2011 DELINQUENT TAXES
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service.
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FICE, AT 3:00 p.m., Thursday, FEBRUARY 02, 2012, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS
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The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any part thereof that
may be considered to be in the best interest of Hardee County and also reserves the right
to waive irregularities in any bid.
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At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipt totaled 6,420 com-
pared to 2,131 last week, and 7,604 last year. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to pre-holiday sales, slaughter cows mostly 3.00 to 8.00 higher,
bulls 6.00 to 7.00 higher, feeder steers 2.00 to 3.00 higher, heifers
4.00 to 5.00 higher, steer calves mostly 3.00 to 9.00 higher, heifer
calves 3.00 to 6.00 higher, replacement cows 6.00 to 10.00 higher.


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can be fixed.
-Don Wood
If an idea's worth having
once, its worth having twice.
-Tom Stoppard
Good communication is as
stimulating as black coffee
and just as hard to sleep
after.
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Greetings from Fort Green!
If I had my way, our winter
weather would be over! Those
two freezing nights were
enough for me. It was 22
degrees in back yard in a
protected Ic-. onn. Lynda and
Charles Abbott returned from a
week's stay in Blairsville, Ga.,
and Lynda said it was 21 and 22
up there and she loved every
minute of it! She really hated
that it snowed the day after they
left, but that is always the way
things happen.
Our pastor, Brother Steve,
and Tara enjoyed a short visit
with their family in Kentucky.
Naturally, it was cold, rainy and
snowy up there, but when you
are with family that you don't
get to see every day, it is just
like sunshine!
Connie Coker told me Joe
Choate was planning on Jan. 1
being his last sermon. He had
been sitting on a stool while he
delivered the message, and he is
one good preacher. He preached
the centennial sermon at Fort
Green back in 2002. Most of
you know he has cancer and is
just getting weaker. We all need
to pray for him and his family.
Our sincere sympathy is
extended to the Don Evors fam-
ily. He made his final journey
last week and it was real fitting
at the graveside service when a
procession of beautiful old cars
drove to the cemetery. Our sym-
pathy is also extended to the
Eddie Schontag Sr. family.
Mary Lois and Leonard
Crawley have had a busy week-
end. Their son, Todd, and fam-


ily were up for their Christmas
visit. Mary Lois said she was
glad they had the "Gator" full
of gas, as the young'ns had kept
it busy driving from the house
to the road. When city children
come to the country they have a
grand time, and when it is to
Grandma and Grandpa's it is
doubly fun!
Wayne and Evelyn Webb are
back down for the pleasant
weather in Florida. They spend
the winter months in Estelle
Albritton's old home on Kelsey
Road. Everyone was glad to see-
them at church Sunday.
As usual, we have plenty on
our prayer list: Mike Davis was
bitten by a spider and it is
believed it must have been a
brown recluse from the looks of
the area, Johnny Summerville is
still having problems, Mary
Samuels will have a port
installed next week so she can
begin chemo, and Jewel En-
glish is now under the care of
hospice. Sharon Lee is doing
better this time after the proce-
dure, but please pray for all of
these.
John Alexander was down for
Christmas visiting his son,
Mike, and Roberta Alexander
and family. He is old enough to
retire but keeps working, and
was on the way to Birmingham
when he left church last
Sunday. Of course, that is prob-
ably what keeps him young,
working. So many people say
they wish they had never
retired, that they miss people
and the work!
I feel confident that our entire


county will be praying for little
Chloe Goss and family as they
journey to China for a proce-
dure. I read about this in last
week's Herald, and I do not
know the fainily but it is unbe-
lievable to me that China is
more advanced than the United
States. Where is our nation
going?
Sherman has been sick with
the gout. I saw Jack Eason at
the gas station and he said for
me to get him some tart cherry
juice, which can' be purchased
at a health food store. Of
course, this means a trip out of
town because we -no longer
have a health food store in
Wauchula.
We have all heard of the 24-
hour virus, but Joy Spencer said
hers really was. It began at 5
p.m. one day and she was fine
at 5 p.m. the next day!
Lila Blink -could not sell Mr.
Leo's electric wheelchair and
gave it to our church. We are
keeping it busy already, loaning
to people who are in need.'We
really appreciate her generosity.
Tammy and Dustyn Waters
will celebrate their 22nd wed-
ding anniversary on Friday.
Congratulations, and I hope
they make it to 65 years!
Please pray for one another,
our nation and the military.

I respect faith, but doubt is
what gets you.an education.
-Wilson Mizner
Artichokes are actually flower
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
Jan. 8, Rene Cervantes, 24, of 4060 Captiva Ave., Bowling
Green, Vas arrested by Dep. John McLeod and charged with aggra-
vated battery causing bodily harm.
Jan. 8, Homer Lee Carpenter, 26, of 841 Chamberlain 5lvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and charged with
battery.
Jan. 8, a theft on SR 66 was reported.

Jan. 7, Janet Marie Malagon, 48, of 4805 Church Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged
with two counts of larceny theft.
Jan. 7, Joshua Tyrone Lily, 23, of 1318-14th St. E., Bradenton,
was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged battery and a traf-
fic offense.
Jan. 7, a residential burglary on Whippoorwill Lane, a rob-
bery-holdup on Pine Cone Park Road, and thefts on Bagwell Road
and on Tuskeegee Street were reported.

Jan. 6, Kevin Dewayne Mitchell, 39, of 1437 W. Main St.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley on a charge of
violation of probation.
Jan. 6; Neil Wesley Anderson, 32, of 304 Kendall Dr., Winter
Haven, was arrested on charges of unarmed burglary of a con-
veyance, unarmed burglary of a dwelling, grand theft of a vehicle,
larceny-theft, fraud giving false information to a pawnbroker
and dealing in stolen property.
Jan. 6, Jeremy Sean May, 20, of 316 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley on two counts of failure to
appear in court.
Jan. 6, William Dewitts Starnes, 48, General Delivery,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens on an out-of-state
fugitive warrant.
Jan. 6, criminal mischief on Cypress Street and a theft on U.S.
17 South were reported.

Jan. 5, Jorge Perez Morales, 22, of 2460 Pine Cone Park
Road, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer and charged with viola-
tion of probation. Morales had previously been arrested by Dep.
Michael Lake on a pair of traffic offenses.
Jan. 5, Dwayne Charles Ingalls, 31, of 1214 Click Dr., Moore
Haven, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
Jan. 5, Catarino Dario Borjas, 27, of 615 Saunders St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on two counts of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Jan. 5, Joshua Lee Luna, 22, of 611 E. Summit St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Shivers on a charge of violation of pro-
bation.
Jan. 5, Salomon Luis, 22, of 120 Lang Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged with resisting an officer
without violence.
Jan. 5, a residential burglary on Yetter Road and a tag stolen
on U.S. 17 South were reported.

Jan. 4, Kenneth Wade Bodiford, 45, of 504 N. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake on a charge of vio-
lation of a county ordinance:
Jan. 4, a tag stolen on John Holt Road, and thefts on Grady



PUBLIC NOTICE

The PLANNING AND ZOWNG BOARD
meeting as the local planning agency will hold a

PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2012
6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commissioners' Board Room 102
412 West Orange St., 1st floor Courthouse Annex
Wauchula, FL
to hear the proposals, receive public input, and offer a recommen-
dation to the Board of County Commissioners for

Agenda No. 12-06
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners by and
through the Authorized Representative requests an amendment to
Section 2.29.02.02(G)(03)-R-2-Two-Family Residential District,
Section 2.29.02.03(G)(03)-R-3-Multiple-Family Residential District,
Section 2.29.02.04(E)(01)-F-R-Farm-Residential District,
Section 2.29.02.09(G)(03)-A-1 Agricultural District
of the Hardee County Unified Land Development Code (ULDC)
known as Ordinance No. 2012-04 changing the minimum
required roof pitch of 3:12 to 2:12 for single-family mobile home
dwellings and single-family manufactured units.

Board may also discuss Article 02, and Article 03 of
the Unified Land Development Code (Land Develop-
ment Regulations)

Mike Thompson, Chairman


PUBLIC NOTICE

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a

PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012,
6:05 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BoCC Board Room 102
412 West Orange St., 1st floor Courthouse Annex
Wauchula, FL
to hear Agenda No. 12-06
as described above, to receive a recommendation
from the PlanninglZoning Board, and to receive public input

Minor Bryant, Chairman

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person breeding
to make special arrangements should contact the Planning and
Development Department at least two (2) working days prior to the
P/Z Public Hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any
disabled person needing to make special arrangements should
contact the County Manager's Office at least two (2) working days


Revell Road, Dixiana Drive, SR 66, Lincoln Street and U.S. 17
North were reported.

Jan. 3, residential burglaries on Metheny Road, and on Dix-
iana Drive, and thefts on South Road and on Gobble Lane were
reported.

Jan. 2, Bernabe Altamirano Lopez, 34, of 321 Torrey Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged
with DUI and another traffic offense.
Jan. 2, a residential burglary on U,S. 17 South and a business
burglary on U.S. 17 North were report

WAUCHULA
Jan. 8, William Bernard Bleything, 35, of 157 Will Duke
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged
with violation of a county ordinance-panhandling.

Jan. 7, thefts on Goolsby Street and U .S. 17 South were
reported.

Jan. 6, a theft on East Main Street was reported.

Jan. 4, Jonathan Albert Mills, 50, of 217 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Aron Thomas and charged with
disorderly intoxication.
Jan. 4, a vehicle stolen on U. S. 17 South and criminal mis-
chief on East Townsend Street were reported.

Jan. 3, a theft on North Eighth Avenue was reported.

Jan. 2, -Tyjuan Terrel Williams, 24, of 719 E. Oak St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Frank Odonis on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
Jan. 2, a business burglary on South Florida Avenue was
reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 8, a residential burglary on Pleasant Way was reported.

Jan. 7, criminal mischief on Maple Avenue was reported.




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Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:52 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 33 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:30 PM
Set: 9:24 AM
Overhead: 3:00 AM
Underfoot: 3:25 PM
Moon Phase
87%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
3:00 AM 5:00 AM
3:25 PM 5:25 PM
Minor Times
9:24 AM -10:24 AM
9:30 PM 10:30 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/13/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:52 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 33 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:31 PM
Set: 10:01 AM
Overhead: 3:49 AM
Underfoot: 4:14 PM
Moon Phase
79%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
3:49 AM 5:49 AM
4:14 PM 6:14 PM
Minor Times
10:01 AM-11:01 AM
10:31 PM-11:31 PM
Solunar Rating
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1/14/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:53 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 34 rmins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:33 PM
Set: 10:38 AM
Overhead: 4:38 AM
Underfoot: 5:03 PM
Moon Phase
69%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
4:38 AM 6:38 AM
5:03 PM 7:03 PM
Minor Times
10:38 AM-11:38 AM
11:33 PM-t2:33 AM
Solunar Rating
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UTC: -5
1/15/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:54 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 35 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: --:--
Set: 11:18 AM
Overhead: 5:29 AM
Underfoot: 5:54 PM
Moon Phase
58%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
5:29 AM 7:29 AM
5:54 PM 7:54 PM
Minor Times
11:18 AM-12:18 PM
Solunar Rating
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Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/16/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:55 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 36 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:35 AM
Set: 11:59 AM
Overhead: 6:21 AM
Underfoot: 6:48 PM
Moon Phase
50%
Last Quarter
Major Times
6:21 AM- 8:21 AM
6:48 PM 8:48 PM
Minor Times
12:35AM -1:35 AM
11:59 AM-12:59 PM
Solunar Rating
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UTC: -5
1/17/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:56 PM
.Day Length
10 hrs. 37 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:40 AM
Set: 12:45 PM
Overhead: 7:15 AM
Underfoot: 7:44 PM
Moon Phase
35%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
7:15 AM 9:15 AM
7:44 PM -9:44 PM
Minor Times
1:40 AM 2:40 AM
12:45 PM 1:45 PM
Solunar Rating
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1/18/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 AM
Set: 5:56 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 38 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:44 AM
Set: 1:37 PM
Overhead: 8:12 AM
Underfoot: 8:42 PM
Moon Phase
25%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
8:12 AM -10:12 AM
8:42"PM 10:42 PM
Minor Times
2:44 44 AM 3:4
1:37 PM 2:37 PM
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UTC: -5
1/19/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 AM
Set: 5:57 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 39 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 3:48 AM
Set: 2:33 PM
Overhead: 9:12 AM
Underfoot: 9:41 PM
Moon Phase
16%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
9:12AM-11:12AM
9:41 PM 11:41 PM
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2:33 PM 3:33 PM
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City Manager
City of Bowling Green, Florida

The City of Bowling Green, Florida currently has an open-
ing for the position of City Manager. The ideal candidate
will have excellent communications and interpersonal
skills, fiscal and budget skills, experience with infrastruc-
ture replacement & development. Duties and responsibil-
ities will include: seeing that all laws and ordinances are
enforced, staffing all departments within the City, super-
vising departments and divisions, attending all commis-
sion meetings, making recommendations to the
commission for adoption of such measures as deemed
necessary or beneficial to the City, keeping the commis-
sion fully advised as to the financial condition and needs
of the City, and performing all other duties as prescribed
under the charter or by ordinance or resolution.

The City Manager's membership in professional organi-
zations will be encouraged along with continued educa-
tion and professional development. All candidates should
have at least 5 years experience as-a City Manager, As-
sistant City Manager., or related experience in local gov-'
ernment services. A degree in publlI-administration or
related field, or administrative management experience is
preferred. The salary range for this position is $50,000 to
$80,000 per year, depending on qualifications and expe-
rience.

If interested, please email (cobg@earthlink.net) or call the
City at 863-375-2255 for an application. Send your.com-
pleted application, along with a resume and salary history,
to the City of Bowling Green, Attention: City Clerk, P.O.
Box 608, Bowling Green, Florida, 33834. You may also
fax your information to 863-375-3362. The closing date
for submission of applications is January 20th, 2012.

The City of Bowling Green
http://www.bowlinggreenfl.org
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prior to the BoCC Public Hearing

This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to this proposal are available for public inspection during
weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the
Planning and Development Department, 110 S. 9'h Ave., Wauchula,
Florida. If you wish to discuss the proposal, please call 863 767 1964
to schedule an appointment with Hardee County Planning and
Development Director.

All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In
rendering any decision the Board of County Commissioners shall
rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.

Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need
to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
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By BROOKE CONLEY
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Audrey Estelle Conley was the last
of 10 children. She was born into
Hardee on Jan. 9, 1935.
Audrey lived so far out there wasn't
another house for about three miles. She
made her
own toys to '
play with '- 0 14 1e
from stuff n
she found
around the house, out in the country .
Audrey and her family didn., ,ave elec-
tricity until she was 14 years old.
She shared her parents with four
brothers and six sisters, even though
they didn't all live under the same roof.
Most of them were much older and had
already moved on and started their own
families, but there were two girls and
two boys that still lived in the same
house while she was still growing up.
Since she lived so far out that she
had to be on the-bus at 7 a.m., she was
the first to get picked up and the last to
get dropped off at the end of the day, so
she didn't get off the bus until 5 p.m.
She was enrolled at Zolfo School, and
there werearound 25 in the same class.
She had fresh hot lunches with fruit and
vegetables, oh, and don't forget the
milk.
Audrey liked holidays at school
because they served special food like
turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving.
She also remembers green and red Jell-
O for Christmas.
The skating rink was where most of
the teens hung out after school and on
weekends. She says she used to "live
and breathe" skating.
The most memorable thing in her
childhood, she says, was the parties.
She loved any party! The most fun was
the Halloween ones; all the grownups


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There was no electricity in Audrey Conley's
home until she was a teenager.
would turn off the lights and the kids
would have to put their hands in bowls
not knowing what was in them. Most of
the time it was just grapes and spaghetti
pretending to be body parts.
Another memorable experience is
when she followed her closest sister to
the barn and her sister started milking
the cow. Audrey would stand on the
other side of the barn and her sister
would try to squirt fresh, warm milk
into her mouth.
Her first job was at Dasher's Drug
Store on Main Street in Wauchula. She
started working at 18 and was a wait-
ress. Her favorite part of the job was
making delicious banana splits. The
worst thing she says about her job was
when she had to go down the street to
get ice in the middle of winter!
At age 16, Audrey married who she
says was the best looking man in
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all have kids of their own. She has alto-
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grandchildren.
When asked what is the biggest
change in teens from when she was one,
she said, "Teens today don't have
enough discipline and morals." She also
says her greatest accomplishment has
been her three sons. "Them and theii
children are my life," says Audrey.
Hdr most prized possession from her
childhood is a Singer sewing machine
that, her mother passed down to her. She
recently got it refinished;and still sews
on it today, like her mother used to do.
Audrey says if she could go back in


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time, she would like to go back to when
just she and her mother lived out in the
country by themselves, and her siblings
had moved out because they had chil-
dren and families of their own. She
enjoyed taking care of the farm animals
and spending time with her mother.

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-
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When people are asked if they think the 10 commandments should be
obeyed, most will answer absolutely. When it is pointed out that the. 4th
commandment says to keep the seventh day (Saturday) in honor of the
Lord, many will try to make excuses as to why they don't need to obey
God in that matter. It should be noted in Exodus 31:18 that "all" of the
10 commandments were written in stone by the "finger"- of God signify-
ing their immutability. It can also be noticed in Genesis 2:3 that the sev-
enth day is the one of God's own choosing. Can mortal mankind
decide differently than his Maker? When the early Christian Church
began to compromise with Paganism, not only did idol worship and
superstition become entrenched in the universal church, but'even the
day for Pagan worship of the sun god. When the church left God they
substituted the power of God with the civil or state power and began
enforcing its religious doctrines by legal measures. In 321 AD,.emperor
Constantine decreed the first Sunday enforcement law. For hundreds of
years of Church-state supremacy, many were tortured .nd killed for not
conforming to the dictates of the church. In regard to the change in the
day of worship, it is often said that Jesus changed it in the new
covenant but scripture does not reveal any changes and if there was to
be one it would have had to be instituted before His death, as was the
Lord's supper. At the death of the Testator the new covenant was rati-
fied and nothing could be added later (Hebrews 9:16). The book of Acts
13:14, 42, 44 ; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4, 11 refers to at least 84 Sabbath servic-
es that were held years after Jesus ascended to heaven. Nowhere is
anyone informed of any change. Nothing can be used as a valid excuse
to disobey our Maker not even His ressurection, as important as it was.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252011CP000100

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW
OWENS
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of CHRISTOPHER
MATTHEW OWENS, deceased,
whose date of death was October
9, 2011, and whose social securi-
ty number is xxx-xxx-xxxx, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION 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
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is January 12, 2012.
Personal Representative:
VICKY OWENS
(3001 Doss Road)
Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Andrew B. Jackson,
Attorney At Law
150 North Commerce Avenue
P.O. Box 2025
Sebring, FL 33871-2025
Telephone: (863) 382-3686
Florida Bar No. 0038826
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 25-2011-CA-000348
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR MORGAN STANLEY CAPI-
TAL I INC. TRUST 2006-HE2


Plaintiff,


CARL BROWN; VERONICA
BROWN; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE PROPERTY
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
CARL BROWN
Last Known Address
698 CHAMBERLAIN BLVD
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 54, PEACE RIVER HEIGHTS,
UNIT 2, AS SHOWN BY MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 43.
a/k/a 698 CHAMBERLAIN
BLVD, WAUCHULA, FL
33873
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Marinosci Law Group, PC.,
Attorney for Plantiff, whose
address is 100 W. Cypress Creek
Road, Suite 1045, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or
before Feb. 3, 2012, a date which
is within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice in
THE HERALD-ADVOCATE 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 demand in the complaint.
This notice Is provided pursuant


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Allen Michael Fowler, 22,
Bowling Green, and Adelina
Pantojo, 21, Zolfo Springs.
Joseph Bradley Wilson II,
25, Wauchula, and Clara
Nichole Downing, 20, Wau-
chula.
Kevin Daniel Ward, 28,
Bradenton, and Ninfa Calli
Skipper, 27, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims




to Administrative Order No. 2.065.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service 711.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the foregoing
Notice of Filing was mailed to all
the parties in the attached mailing
list.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 29 day of Dec.,
2011.
B.HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
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case was disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Paul Slade Hayman vs.
Justin Spiker, judgment for ten-
ant eviction.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Pablo Macias, domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Christopher Michael Rich,
domestic battery, probation one
year, $677 fine and court costs,
$50 cost of prosecution (COP),
$50 investigative costs.
Adam Daniel Alvarado, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
probation one year, $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs, 50 hours
community service.
Berardo Carrillo, resisting an
officer without violence, not
prosecuted.
Donna Marie Headdy, resist-
ing an officer without violence,
adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Juan Raymond Maldonado,
criminal mischief, four months
in jail., $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP, $50 investiga-
tive costs.
Herbert Lenardo Pace, three
counts violation of a domestic
violence injunction for protec-
tion, not prosecuted.
Trevor Joseph Scantland,
indecent exposure, probation
six months, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP, $50 investiga-
tive costs, 25 hours community
service.
Guy Glen Mullins, violation
of probation resentence (origi-
nal charge retail theft), proba-


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tion revoked, four months in
jail, $50 COP and $100 public
defender fees added to out-
standing fines and fees.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
First National Bank vs.
Janice Wheeler et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Crystal Wilson vs. Melvin
Lewis, petition for injunction
for protection.
Janann Lee vs. Sherisa Jones,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Samantha M. Juarez and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Adam Daniel
Alvarado, petition for child
support.
Maria Anselmo and DOR vs.
Graciela Maldonado, petition
for child support.
Joanie Valdez and DOR vs.
Gilberto Gutierrez, petition for
child support.
Mario Rodriguez vs. Yolanda
Rodriguez, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Seacoast National Bank vs.
Jeffrey L. Giles et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
One West Bank vs. James
McKenzie estate, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Stacey Richardson and
Kevin Richardson, order.
Annette Gladys Grimes and
DOR vs. Archie J. Hines, vol-
untary dismissal.
Rebecca Lazo Santoyo and
Adrian Santoyo, voluntary dis-
missal.
Green Tree Servicing vs.
Teddy Roy Jr., Brandy Jo
Adams et al, judgment.


Dear Editor,
Democrats outnumber Re-
publicans 52% to 34% in this
county. Why does it look like
Republicans are the majority?
$$, that's why.
While Democrats are work-
ing, the Republicans are beating
their chest and saying how great
they are. Meanwhile, they got
themselves a tax (break) from
the Bush administration. $700
billion every year!
Where is our tax break? Why
can't we even get a raise? Why


Allen L. Fowler and Celia A.
Fowler, divorce.
Melissa M: Massey and
DOR vs. Timothy Massey,
modification of child support
arrears.
Liberty Mutual Insurance co.
a/s/o Freedom Pipeline Corp.
vs. URS Construction Service
Inc. and James Larry Sauls,
judgment.
Howard James Salmon vs.
Aramark Food Services Corp.
et al, dismissal.
BAC Home Loans Servicing
vs. Jesus P. Rojas, Delia Juarez
et al, voluntary dismissal.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court report due to the
holidays.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Wauchula State Bank to
Steven L. Armstrong, James E.
Armstrong and Rose F.
Armstrong, $25,500.
Lynn Monies Beard to
Danny Lester and Brenda
Terrell, $55,000.


won't they pay their fair share?
We Democrats pay ours!
Stand up, come to our meet-
ing, Saturday, Jan. 21, at noon
in the Panda Restaurant.
We need poll watchers. It's
gonna be an exciting election
cycle, as the Republicans think
34% is a winning number. I say
they have no leader, what do
you think? Ernie Ziglar e-mail
Hardeedemocrats@yahoo.com
Thank you,
Ernie Ziglar,
Chairman


Letter To bainor

Democrats Outnumber

Republicans 52-34%


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Doretha E. Elyea to William
H. and Guadalupe M. Rivera,
$25,000.
Jose Luis and Isabel Macedo
to Jeronimo and Crisanta
Macedo, $20,000.
John Michael Skapik III to
Aron S. Thomas, $52,000.
E.H. Pooled 611 LP to
Dexter Carlton, $23,000.
Gail M. Judah to Ministerio
Radial Con Cristo La Vida Es
Mejor Inc., $23,000.
Victory Investment Services
LLC to Noe Macedo and Eijelia
Martinez Martinez, $44,400.
Robert L. Jr. and Janet D.
Prescott to T. C. Prescott LLC,
$187,500.
Sandra D. McCorkle Prescott
and Robert Prescott Jr. to T.C.
Prescott LLC, $368,000.
Jason B. Devane. et al to
Kenneth Devane Groves Inc.,
j,277,818.
Houghton Inc. t.o Highlands
Independent Bank, $295,000.
T& G Groves Inc. to Gerald
M. Revell, $1.05 million.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust Co. to Alberto and Paula
Ortiz, $58,199.


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