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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 8
2 Sections, Pages 24
II


Thursday, January 26, 2012


Republican Presidential Primary Tuesday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Over 4,000 people in Hardee
County could register their
votes by Tuesday.
Early voting for the Republi-
can Presidential Primary in
Florida began locally on Mon-

MACHO MISSES


day.
It is available daily 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. through Saturday at the
Hardee County Supervisor of
Elections Office in Courthouse
Annex II, Suite 110, 315 N.
Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17 South at the
intersection with Oak Street),


Wauchula.
The 4,209 registered Repub-
lican voters in Hardee County
can cast their ballots at the
Elections Office during this
week or wait to go to the polls
for the Primary Election on
Tuesday.


The polls at all 12 county
precincts will be open, as usual,
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. Recent local and state
redistricting did not change the
location of any of the precincts.
If unsure where you vote, call
the Elections Office at 773-


6061.
Republicans have a lengthy
ballot with nine choices for
their party's presidential candi-
date for the 2012 elections.
Some have said they were with-
drawing from the race, but have
not officially done so and are


COURTESY PHOTO
The manly group above will morph into ladies for the Miss Project Graduation Pageant on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center at Stenstrom and Altman roads west of Wauchula. Admission cost of $6 will go toward a safe graduation party for the Class of 2012. Senior
boys planning for the fun-filled evening are (front row, left to right) Caleb Boyette, Dalton Rabon, Justin Knight and Codi Ham; (back) Jesse
Belcher, Julian Varela, Dylan Farr, Carter Lambert, Wintz Terrell, Jonathan Heither, Uvaldo Sanchez and Andrew Hernandez.



House Arrest Traded For Prison Cell


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A thief originally sentenced
to house arrest couldn't comply


Friel


WEATHER
DATE HIGHi LO BRAIN
01/18 81 45 0.18
01/19 74 44 0.00
01/20 80 41 0.00
.01/21 80 45 0.00
01/22 82 44 0.00
01123 83 54 0.04
01/24 84 52 0.00
QTAL Rainfall to 01/24/12 0.31
Same period last year 0.38
Ten Year Average 52.81
Source: Univ. of Fa. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds.................. 9B
Community Calendar....9A
CourthouSe Report.......3B
Crime Blotter..................3B
Hardee Living................6B
Information Roundup...9A
Obituaries......................4A
School Lunch Menus....9A



I I| 1III 1 I
8 33913 00075 7


with its restrictions and instead
has landed herself in prison.
Kathy Ray Friel, 26, of 309
Georgia St., Wauchula, was
charged with violating the con-
ditions of her "community con-
trol," or house arrest, stemming
from a spring criminal case. At



Evers


Named


To JNC
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Hardee County lawyer has
been named as one of the
newest members of the 10th
Judicial Circuit Judicial Nom-
inating Commission.
It is this commission which
vets applicants for seats on the
circuit bench which have be-
come open because of an
incumbent judge's retirement,
resignation or inability to con-
tinue serving. Its members rec-
ommend the best candidates to
the Governor's Office, and the
governor is then tasked with
interviewing the nominees and
appointing one to fill the vacant
judgeship.
The 10th Judicial Circuit in-
cludes Hardee, Polk and High-
lands counties. Hardee, howev-
er, seldom has had a voice in the
nominating committee.
But Scott's office recently
announced the reappointment'
of Donald H. Wilson and the
appointments of Kenneth B.
See EVERS 2A


that time, she had been charged
with burglary of a dwelling,
grand theft and dealing in stolen
property.
Now, she stood before the
bench of Circuit Judge Marcus
J. Ezelle once again, having
broken the rules of her original


sentence.
Ezelle revoked Friel's com-
munity control and sentenced
her to 10 years in Florida State
Prison.
Further, the judge assessed a
$200 public defender fee and
$100 cost of prosecution.


Detectives with the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office said
Friel and co-defendant Halbert
Diego, 21, of 2488 Gobble
Lane, Zolfo Springs, broke into
a rural home on May 30 while
the homeowner was away.
See HOUSE ARREST 2A


still on the ballot.
Candidates to represent Re-
publicans are (alphabetically in
order) Michele Bachmann,
Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich,
Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson,
Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt
Romney and Rick Santorum.




Hardee



Schools



No. 60

By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee schools rank among
the state's bottom 10, according
to a new measure released by
the Department of Education on
Monday.
Of the state's 67 counties, the
Hardee County School District
was placed at No. 60, in a tie for
that position with Franklin
County.
"I applaud Commissioner
Robinson on these rankings,"
Gov. Rick Scott said as the list-
ing was made public. "We all
wish to ensure students have the
opportunity to get a good edu-
cation that will prepare them for
a good job. Ranking school dis-
tricts by performance allows
taxpayers to see their invest-
ment in education at work."
Local Schools Superinten-
dent David Durastanti, howev-
er, challenged the rankings and
termed the methodology behind
them "flawed."
He is not alone.
The Florida Association of
District School Superintendents
reiterated its commitment to
accountability and transparen-
cy, but panned the ranking sys-
tem. "Ranking school districts
based on one factor alone,
FCAT scores, is a disservice to
the students, parents, teachers,
administrators, other educators
and our communities at-large,"
See SCHOOLS 2A


CLASS ACT!


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Lt. Col. Anthony Hingle and Linda Choate were named Hardee County's Teacher of the Year and School-Related Em-
ployee of the Year, respectively, at a recognition banquet Tuesday night at the Agri-Civic Center. Hingle, Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps instructor at Hardee Senior High School, and Choate, paraprofessional at Wauchula Elementary
School, were chosen for the district-wide honor from an elite group of teachers and school-related personnel who
won the top title at their individual worksites. As district winners, Hingle and Choate will go on to compete for the
state titles. They are shown here with Schools Superintendent David Durastanti (center). For full coverage of the annual
event, see next week's edition.


Peace River Park

Offers Guided Tour
... Story 7A


PPD Cover-Art

Contest Is Open!
... Details 11A


Does Your Road

Drive You Crazy?
.. Story 8A


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Plus 50 Sales Tax








2A The Herald-Advocate, January 26, 2012


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


MAN


RALPH HARRISON
Prodnrtinn Manaoer


JOAN M. SEA:
Sports Editor



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


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DEADLINES:
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Ads -Tuesday noon


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LETTERS:
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interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed
and include a daytime phone number.
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Congratulations to the New England Patriots and the New
York Giants for reaching the Super Bowl a week from Sunday.

The weather has been warm and dry lately in Hardee County,
a fairly mild winter so far except for one two-day cold snap.

The Florida harvest of oranges is in full swing. The state has a
crop of 147 million boxes. Growers have high production costs and
battle disease but are getting a good price for their fruit..
At one time Florida. produced 240 inli.l.ion. boxes. of oranges.
The juice is a good value for health and taste. I believe orange juice
helps prevent colds and flu and promotes overall good health with
Vitamin C, folic acid, etc.

Cattle prices remain good for ranchers as well. I believe beef
also is a very important part of a healthy diet, providing protein,
vitamins and minerals.
Milk is another healthy food produced in Hardee County in
large quantity, providing Vitamin D, calcium and other benefits for
healthy bone's and the rest of the body.
Our county also produces a lot of other healthy foods, includ-
ing cucumbers, watermelons, squash, tomatoes, bhleberries, pep-
pers, eggplant, cantaloupes, etc. ... .. .

Sayings from Truman Thomas, 75, of Avon Park. He is the
father of Sherry White of Wauchula.
We all live together on the same planet, but we live in separate
worlds.
When I was young I was a hometown boxer. They called me
the "Pizza Kid" for carry-out.
I have absolutely no fear of death whatsoever, but I don't want
to do it while 1 am alive.
Every time I attempt to become more than I am, I wind up
being less than I was.
She had very high standards but not the morals to reach them.
They say that.love is blind, but have you ever seen a woman
who could not find the courthouse.
Two spiders were talking. Mankind thinks he is so intelligent
with his computers and world wide web. May I remind mankind
we have been on the web thousands of years.
This man is found talking to his son, saying yes my boy, in
view of the fact that you like fast cars, pretty women, champagne
and you cannot even read your own writing, I agree with you that
you, would make an excellent doctor.
I was not the brightest student in school. In the first grade after
one month I could say A. After the second month I could say B.
After the third month I could say C. My parents were so proud
because now I could say my A, B, Cs.
If you will not dine on the wisdom of the wise. you will feast
on the bones of fools.


Why Green Matters: The

Value Of Grass In Your Yard
When the grass is greener lon atrond.,you. Lawns .can.be 3.0,
your side of the fence. you and degrees cooler than asphalt and
your family can benefit in ways 14 degrees cooler than bare soil
you may not even realize. Here on hot days.
are a few of the many reasons What can you do to make
why green matters, and they are 'your lawn work for you?
happening right outside your Homeowners can "grasscy-
back door. cle" by leaving grass clippings
Green space improves the on the lawn when mowing. The
health of your environment clippings quickly decompbse
including your home. and release valuable- nutrients
Green spaces that have grass. back into the soil to feed the
trees and shrubs are always at grass. reducing the need for
work for the environment. They nitrogen by 25 to 50 percent.
act as filters for pollutants and Modem mulching lawn mow-
dust, and provide shade and ers. such as those from John
lower temperatures in the sum- Deere. a supporter of Project
mer. Just ask Project Ever- EverGreen. make "grasscy-,
Green. a non-profit organiza- cling" even easier. Homeown-
tion whose mission is to pre- ers can reduce their mowing
serve and enhance green space time by 30 to 40 percent by not
in communities for today and having to bag clippings.'
future generations. Project Having green can mean sav-
EverGreen reports that 2.500 ing green.
square feet of turfgrass like Green space can also improve
the grass in your yard property value.,SmartMoney
absorbs carbon dioxide from magazine indicated that con-
the atmosphere and releases sumers value a landscaped
enough oxygen for a family of home up to 11.3 percent higher
four to breathe. than its base price. Another
Well-maintained turf cools study by the Aspen Enviion-
the environment. mental Companies found that a
According to the Outdoor landscaping investment is near-
Power Equipment Institute. a ly always recovered and can
well-managed backyard lawn help reduce time on the housing
- mcaninit those that arc cut market.


regularly to the appropriate
height. fed with nutrients and
watered in a responsible way -
helps cool the environment


More Information
Leana more at www.projcctev-
ergreen.com alnd it www.-
opci .org.


SNOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager
Ave. "o Phone: (863) 773-3255

33873 Fax: (863) 773-0657


.spokesman Maj. Randy Dey
said. Once inside, they scooped
up a laptop computer and a-tel-
evision, but the homeowner
returned and saw them.
Dey said the pair fled in their
pickup truck. Armed with its
description, and knowledge of
"who the players are in Hardee
County," detectives were able
to identify the thieves and track
them down.
The stolen items were recov-
ered, and the pair arrested.
Now, Friel .has traded, con-,
finem ent, in he' home. for' 10
years in a prison cell.


SCHOOLS
Continued From 1A
it said.
Okaloosa County Schools
Superintendent Alexis Tibbetts,
whose district was one of the
top-ranked at No. 6, also found
the methodology suspect.
"Ranking school districts using
only one of a multitude of fac-
tors that have been proven to
affect educational outcomes
may not be the most productive
method," Tibbetts said.
Tibbetts then went on to note
that all public schools already
receive a grade from the state
DOE, and that it is "based on
multiple performance meas-
ures, which provides a com-
plete picture of the true aca-
demic success of Florida's pub-
lic school students."
Of the state's 67 counties, St.
Johns is ranked as No. 1.
Hardee, again, is No. 60. At the
bottom are Gadsden, Hendry,
DeSoto, Hamilton, Jefferson
and Madison counties.
Of the six 'rural counties
which pooled together to form
the Heartland Educational Con-
sortium, Hardee comes in
fourth. Glades County was high
at No. 20. Highlands ranked
No. 52, Okeechobee 54, Hen-
dry 63 and DeSoto 64.
The distinction of No. 67 out
of 67 went to Madison County.
Hardee County's dunking by
the state comes following a
wave of positive assessments:
First, the DOE noted local 12th
graders beat the state average
for success on retakes of the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test. Then local
elementary schools scored three-
A's, a B and a C. Next, the high
school's graduation rate
exceeded state levels and, last-
ly, HHS pulled its D grade up to
aC.
Still, the Hardee County
School District as a whole has
been graded at a C since slip-
ping from the B status it held in
2008-09.
Education Commissioner
Gerard Robinson said the rank-
ings were developed in re-
sponse to Gov. Scott's interest
"in the relationship between
education and jobs." He said the
rankings show taxpayers "how
our districts are performing, I
to 67."
Robinson said the ranks came
from FCAT scores in reading,
riatl), .cienie itnd'wiifiilg., from
learning gains in reading and
math, and from"learnirig gains
among a school's lowest 25 per-
cent of students.
Goals of the rankings, he
said, are to identify where adis-
trict is in comparison to others,
encourage districts to "move in
different directions," and show
what citizen support of a district
can do.
Robinson briefly acknowl-
edged the state "is well aware
of the social and economic fac-
tors that influence how we
deliver education to children
and the impact that it will have"
for the districts which fall at the
bottom of the rankings.
Robinson said the new rank-
ings will become an annual
event.


EVER
Continued From 1A
Evers, Timothy J. McCausland,
John H. Shannon and Robert S.
Swaine to the Judicial 'Nom-
inating Commission.
Evers is from Wauchula.
Evers, 43, has been a sole
practitioner since 2000. He
serves, as .the attorney for. the-
Hardee County Commission.
He is currently a member of
the Kiwanis Cli.'b of Wauchula
and was its president in 2000.
Evers.- is also ,. member of
Hardee County Bar Association
and'served in the U.S. Army.
from 1986 to. 1989.
He, received his bachelor's
degree from ihe University of
Florida and a law degree from:
Stetson University College of"
Law.
''Evers :' succeeds', Richard;,
Straughn: and'is appointed fbr a'i
term ending July 1,2.015.

HOUSE iR/ESTI
Continued From 1A
Friel pushed on the back door
as Diego kicked at it, sheriff's


average increase in walking
speed for people who respond-
ed to therapy was about 25 per-
cent. Even people with MS who
have mild walking difficulty or
are early in their disease course
can potentially benefit from
AMPYRA. AMPYRA can be
taken by people with any of the
four major types of MS and can
be used with or without other
approved MS therapies (e.g.,
disease modifying drugs).
The Harris Interactive survey
also found that 94 percent of
patients who reported walking
impairment find it at least
somewhat disruptive to their
overall daily life, with 63 per-
cent finding it very disruptive
or disruptive.
"Walking difficulty is a com-
mon symptom of MS, but many
patients don't discuss it with
their doctors at all or until their
ability to walk becomes signifi-
cantly impaired. It's important
for MS patients who have diffi-.
culty walking, even if it's mild,
to discuss it with their doctors,
as proper identification and
treatment of symptoms may
improve walking and help max-
imize functioning," said Dr.
Mark Tullman, the director of
clinical research at the MS
Center for Innovations in Care
at Missouri Baptist Medical
Center. -
Important Safety
Information:
AMPYRA can cause seiz-
ures; the risk of seizures in-
creases with increasing
AMPYRA doses. AMPYRA is
contraindicated in patients with
a prior history of seizure.
Discontinue AMPYRA use if
seizure occurs.


AMPYRA is contraindicated
in patients with moderate or
severe renal impairment (CrCI
< 50 mL/min); the risk of
seizures in patients with mild
renal impairment, (CrCI 51-80
mL/nmin) is unknown, but
AMPYRA plasma levels in
these patients may approach
those seen at a dose of 15 mg
twice, a dose that may be asso-
ciated with an increased risk of
seizures; estimated CrCI should
be known before initiating
treatment with AMPYRA.
AMPYRA should not be
taken with other forms of 4-
aminopyridine (4-AP, fampri-
dine) since the active ingredient
is the same.
Urinary tract infections were
reported more frequently as ad-
verse reactions in patients re-
ceiving AMPYRA 10 mg twice
daily compared to placebo.
The most common adverse
events (incidence > to 2 percent
and at a rate greater than the
placebo rate) for AMPYRA in
MS patients were urinary tract
infection, insomnia, dizziness,
headache, nausea, asthenia,
back pain, balance disorder,
multiple sclerosis relapse,
paresthesia, nasopharyngitis,
constipation, dyspepsia and
pharyngolaryngeal pain.
For full U.S. Prescribing
Information and Medication
Guide -for AMPYRA,;please-
visit www.AMPYRA.com.
AMPYRA (r) is a registered
trademark of Acorda Thera-
peutics(r), Inc.
AMPYRA(r) is marketed by
Acorda Therapeutics(r), Inc.
and is manufactured under
license from Alkermes Pharma
Ireland Limited.


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Of Thursday, January 28, 1999

Front-Page Headlines:
Extradition Complete On Murder Suspect

.* Enhanced- 911 Saves Time In Emergencies

SFederal Government Declares Hardee County 'Champion!'

Local Dairy Wins State Award





















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Medicine Improves Walking For

Some People With Multiple Sclerosis


More than 400,000 people in
the U.S. and nearly 2.5 million
people worldwide are living
with multiple sclerosis (MS), a
iehroniiidisabling disease that
attacks the central nervous sys-
.tern .- For- many-'people living
with MS, the disease affects
their ability to walk. In a 2008
Harris Interactive survey, com-
missioned by Acorda Thera-
peutics, of people living with
MS. fully 70 percent of people
with MS who have difficulty
walking reported it to be the
most challenging aspect of MS.
SThere is a medication that can
help. AMPYRA (dalfampridine)
Extended Release Tablets. 10
mg is the first and only drug
approved as a treatment' to
improve walking in patients
with MS. This was demonstrat-
ed by an increase in walking
speed.
Data from the clinical trials
of AMPYRA show that patients
treated with AMPYRA can
improve walking ability even
when symptoms are first begin-
ning.
Lisa Green was diagnosed
with MS in.1998. She now takes
AMPYRA. "I first noticed prob-
lems with my walking in 2009.
It took me more time to do sim-
ple things like walking my dog
or going grocery shopping. I
talked to my doctor and with
treatment, my walking im-
proved. I didn't realize how
much my walking impairment
was affecting my daily activi-
ties."
Between 35 and 43 percent of
People with MS who were treat-
ed with AMPYRA in clinical tri-
als showed a consistent im-
provement in walking. The







January 26.2012, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Week Ending: January 22, 2012
Weather Summary: It was another dry week across much of
Florida with little rainfall recorded at mo~s of Florida's Automated
Weather Network (FAWN) stations. Late week showers provided
some relief and resulted in improved soil moisture ratings from the
previous week. Eight of the 36 FAWN stations reported more than
an inch of rain with the extreme being 6.05 inches reported at
Alachua. Last week's dry weather was typical for Florida's winter,
but producers hoped for more rain to improve pastures. reduce the
need for irrigation, and increase soil moisture for vegetable plant-
ings. Topsoil moisture ratings were rated about equally as either
adequate or short. The latest report from the U.S. Drought.Monitor
showed that all of Florida's landscape had a drought rating com-
pared to 92 percent a week earlier and 61 percent at the beginning
of 2012. Temperatures averaged near normal for the week at major



Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet


CHAPEL
As the piano, by Cheryl
Conkle, and the organ, by
Sandy Feeser played, Ted and
Caye Parolari and Jim and
Helen Noble greeted 171.
Wayne Shick welcomed and
recognized those that have been
in the park for the first season.
Welcoming prayer was done by
Mickey White and Bob Conkle
led three hymns.
Special music was played by
Sandy Feeser, and she directed
the anthem sung by the choir.
Pastor David spoke from John
14:1-6, entitled "When You're
Down," with over 3,000 prom-
ises of His presence.
Caring People Ministries
will be visiting next Sunday,
with cookie fellowship follow-
ing.



Register For
Missions Run
Registration has begun for
the May 18 SendMeMissions
5KRun/Walk which will be
held in conjunction with Fri-
day Night Live where the run
will end at Eighth Avenue
and West Main Street. All
proceeds will provide schol-
arship opportunities for peo-
ple interested in going on a
mission trip.
Pre-registration of $20
continued through May 5;
then, until 5:15 p.m. on race
day May 18, registration is
$25. The race begins at 6
p.m. at the .Hardee County
Courthouse parking lot Reg-
ister on-line at www.-
active.com.


FUNERAL NOTICE
Alfred Poucher. 77. of Wau-
chula, died Tuesday. Jan. 24.
2012.
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
Home. Wauchula. is in charge
of arrangements.

FUNERAL NOTICE
Charitie Woods. 34. of Wau-
chula, died Tuesday. Jan. 24.
2012.
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
Home, Wauchula. is in charge
of arrangements.


A11 OL'olit ._ Cloji
SANDRA KAY
HENDRY
Sandra Kay Hendry 5. 5.of
Ona. died on Monday. Jan. 23,
2012. at Fawcett Memorial
Hospital of Port Charlotte.
Bo on i Feb. 14. 1955. in
Arcadia. she was a lifelong
resident of Hardee County. a
custodian for the DeSoto
County Sheriff's Office and a
member of Crewsville Bethel
Baptist Church.
Survivors include her hus-
band. James Hendry of Ona:
mother Avie McCall of Port
Charlotte: four brothers
Charles McCall *of Roswell.
Ga.. Ronnie McCall of Jacks-
onville. Darrell McCall of
Arcadia. and Carroll McCall
of Cape Coral: sister Elinor
Scott and husband Gene of
,Arcadia: mother-in-law Jac-
queline Hendry of Zolfo
Springs: sister-in-law Lisa
Gough of Ona: nephews Del-
mus Gough and Delos Gough:
fliece' Michelle Goiuh: and
several other nieces and
nephews.
A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. Friday. Jan. 27.
at Crewsville Bethel Baptist
Church with" the Rev. Tom
Heath officiating. Interment is
private.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


FUNERAL HOME
WAUCHULA

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Gerry Wilhelm. welcomed
272 and led them in the Lord's
prayer, and the pledge was led
by Tomn Stamm while Janet was
cone on a cruise with her fami-
lv.
ACTIVITIES
Bowling: For the men high
game 181. congrats Bob Bellis;
high series 509. congrats. Frank
Drust. For the women, high
game 16.' congrats Arlene
Sebright; high series 442. con-
grats Marilyn Achard. Great
howling, gang.!
Shuffle: State pro tourna-
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
God says, "I will cleanse you
from all your uncleanness
and idols. Also, I will teach
you to respect Me complete'
ly, and I will put a new way of
thinking inside you. ... I will
put My Spirit inside you and
help you live by My rules
and carefully obey My laws."
Ezekiel 36:25b, 26a, 27 (NCV)

FRIDAY
And when they had prayed,
the place in which they were
gathered was shaken; and
they were all filled with the
Holy Spirit and spoke the
word of God with boldness.
Acts 4:31 (RSV)

SATURDAY
For I know the plans I have
for you, says the Lord. They
are plans for good and not
for evil, to give you a future
and a hope. In those days,
when you pray, I will listen.
You will find Me when you
seek Me, if you look for Me
in earnest.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 (TLB)

SUNDAY
Accept life with humility and
patience, making allow-
ances for one another be-
cause.you love one another.
Make it your aim to be at one
in the Spirit, and you will in-
evitably be at peace with
one another.
Ephesians 4:2-3 (PME)

MONDAY
The Lord hates cheating, but
He delights in honesty. ...
Good people are guided by
their honesty; treacherous
people are destroyed by
their dishonesty. Riches
won't help on the day of
judgment, but right living is a
safeguard against (eternal)
death.
Proverbs 11:1-4 (NLT)


Jesus aid, "Stay awake, and
pray that you may be spared
temptation. The Spirit is will-
ing, but the flesh is weak."
Matthew 26:41 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
How well God must like you
-- you don't hang out at Sin
Saloon; you don't slink
along Dead-End Road; you
don't go to Smart-Mouth
College. Instead, you thrill to
God's Word, you chew on
Scripture day and night.
Psalm 1:1-2 (ME)
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.


cities with the exception of Pensacola recording eight degrees
above normal. High temperatures reported at the FAWN stations
were mostly in the high 70s and the lows were mostly in the 30s to
low 40s. Dry conditions and days of low humidity increased the
risk of wildfires. Fire incidents have been most prevalent across
central Florida.

Field Crops: The sugarcane harvest continued without inter-
ruption. Producers were preparing fields for spring crop plantings.
attending commodity meetings. and pesticide-use training. Many
producers commented on the need for rain and welcomed even
spotty showers. In Jefferson County. subsoil moisture remained
short and surface water in ponds appeared to be the lowest in mem-
ory.

Vegetables: Late blight was confirmed in tomato fields in
Collier and Manatee counties and potato fields in Lee and Hendry
counties. An assessment of the previous week's cold temperatures
and frost showed only minor damage to even the most sensitive
vegetable crops. Vegetable producers were busy planting water-
melons and other spring crops in Charlotte. Collier. Glades,
Hendry, and Lee counties. In Miami-Dade County. harvesting and
replanting of green beans, eggplant, okra. sweet corn. and other
winter vegetables continued. In St. Lucie County. growers were
starting to plant vegetables despite that surface soil moisture was
mostly depleted. Producers marketed bell peppers. cabbage, egg-
plant, radishes, snap beans.and tomatoes.Also marketed were light
supplies of celery, endive, escarole, radishes, squash, and sweet
corn. To subscribe to this report, at no cost. go to the NASS web-
site at http://www.nass.usda.gov/StatisticsbyState/Florida/-
Subscribe_to_FL_Reports/index.asp. Complete the Subscribe to
FL Reports form, select Florida Crop-Weather and enter your first
and last name and your e-mail. The drought monitor map used in
this report is from the U.S. Drought Monitor website at
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu maintained by the National Drought
Mitigation Center. The precipitation and temperature data is from
the Florida. Automated Weather Network (FAWN) at



main event and Larry Brown
placed second in consolation. H ardee o
Central district tournament was
played with Larry winning sec-
ond in the pro division. The By JIM KELLY
amateur division had Dewayne Of The Herald-Advocate
Renwick placing third in the Jodi Oakes, 31, of rural
main event. Congrats to the Bowling Green has made an
winners! amazing recovery from an auto
SPOTLIGHT accident that nearly cost her life
Alfred and Audrey Curtis on Nov. 11, 2009. about 8:30
have been married 36 years. p.m-
have nine children. 14 grand- The 1999 Hardee High
children and six great-grand- School honors graduate had just
children. Al is from Lansing. left works a certified nursing
Ontario. and Audrey from assistant at Lake Wales Medical
Lindsay. Ontario. and both Center and was headed to
reside in Lindsay. Wauchula when she blacked out
Al was in the Air Force and at the end of 80-Foot Road in
the Army for a total of four south Polk County. The black-
years. and he was a road sur- out could have been caused by
veyor for five years. and then cardiac medicine.
retired after 15 years with the On Jan. 23, 2009, she had
Ontario Providential Force. suffered cardiac arrest while
which is equivalent to our state working as night shift supervi-
police, sor at a group home in Zolfo
Audrey worked as a seam- Springs. On Feb. 3 in Orlando
stress for a factory making she received a pacemaker-
shirts for five years. retiring /defibrillator.
after many years as a seam- "God wanted me to be here.
stress for a dry cleaning compa- My heart situation and the auto
ny... accident in the same year
They both were very interest- showed me that God has a spe-
ed in selling and collecting toys cial purpose for me" said the
as well other memorabilia, single mom." I have three won-
going to many flea markets as derful, beautiful children. I
vendors for 15 years. Al has want to be a nurse for bum vic-
many vehicles he has collected times and work with people like
over the years and each style me. I can be compassionate."
has a lot of history, which he She earned an associate's
can share with you. degree from South Florida
They both have canoed up Community College and has
and down the Peace River for worked in the health care field
15 years. They also share inter- since 1997, beginning in high
est in playing bingo and were school.
callers in the past. Al's latest In November she was cleared
venture is headphones that hook by her doctor to go back to col-
to the computer to hear all the lege to work on a bachelor's
You Tube happenings. and he degree in nursing. Hopefully
loves to read. Audrev is an she will be cleared later this
artist. in every sense of the year to begin working part-time
word. does beautiful quilts. while attending college.
embroiders and enjoys reading. In the mishap her car over-
Theey are a great asset to our shot the dead-end of 80-Fool
park and have been for five Road, went straight ahead into a
years. returning after 13 years. pasture about 100 yards, struck
and we are so happy and grate- a tree and burst into flames.
ful they came back. What a Two men were looking at
great couple to get to know! fire, one calling 9-11, where
Jodi's "angel" drove up and
stopped. He heard a womar
Level with your child by being screaming.
honest. Nobody spots' a Michael Gray of Homeland
phony quicker than a child, went to the burning car. The ail
--Mary MacCracken bag had deployed. The engine
had pushed through the firewal
If you can give your son or and pinned her left leg. Th<
daughter only one gift, let it windows were broken.
be enthusiasm. Due to the flames by the dri
-Bruce Barton

In attempts to improve your
character, know what is in
your power and what Is be- a rk
y.nd Mark


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Technologies.

Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, pasture condition was
mostly unchanged from the previous week; however, drought and
seasonal cold restricted forage growth. Hay and supplements were
being fed. The cattle condition was mostly good. In the Panhandle
and northern areas, most pasture was in poor condition. Operations
with ryegrass pastures were doing better. In Jefferson County,
warm temperatures and rain combined to improve pasture growth
during the week. In Washington County, some areas received good
rain. but it will take a few days to see recovery in small grain crop
grazing. Hay stocks were short. Most cattle were in fair to good
condition. In the central areas. pasture condition ranged from most-
ly poor to fair. Poor pasture conditions required feeding of hay in
Seminole County. The condition of the cattle varied from very poor
to excellent with most in good condition. In the southwestern areas,
most pastures were in fair condition. The condition of the cattle
ranged from poor to excellent with most in good condition. In
Brevard County. warm season grasses were frost damaged and cool
season forage growth was hampered by drought. Hay supplies were
short. However. generally mild temperatures helped keep up the
livestock condition.

Citrus: Temperatures remained above seasonal norms, reach-
ing nearly 80 degrees in all citrus growing localities. Rainfall was
infrequent with total precipitation less than one-quarter of an inch
in all areas except the most northwestern citrus growing region.
Trees were beginning to show slight tree wilt after several weeks
of limited rainfall and warm temperatures. Early and midseason
harvesting was over two-thirds complete. Weekly harvest of the
early and midseason orange crop dropped significantly after reach-
ing its highest level this season of over seven million boxes the
week prior. Harvesting of Honey tangerines, was picking up, as
early tangerines were about done for the season. Cultural practices
included irrigation, young tree care, and limited hedging and top-
ping.



Jodi Oakes -

Was Rescued By An 'Angel'


Jodi Oaks is thankful for
her rescue and recovery.
very's side Gray pulled her out
from the passenger side. He had
to pull so hard he heard her ribs
pop. Burns covered about 58
percent of her body, including
her front torso from her midriff
down, plus her left arm and
some burns on the left side of
her face. Her hair was on fire.
Her left femur bone was pro-
truding from her leg.
Gray, who received third
degree burns on his hands,
assisted Oakes with help from
his teenage son Caleb until the
abulance arrived in five to 10
minutes.
The daughter of Ryan and
Kathleen Roehm of rural
Wauchula does not remember
the. accident. She remembers
waking up at Tampa General
Hospital with many tubes
attached.
Gray is a "down home
Southern man, a very nice
man." He was later written up
in Reader's-Digest as a home-
town hero and also received a
Carnegie award.
She spent three months in the
intensive care unit, one. month
in regular care,one month at the
rehabilitation center, and four
months of outpatient rehab
three times a week, all at Tampa
General. There were many skin
grafts, and she received 100 or
more pints of blood.
Her left lower leg was
removed 3 1/2 inches below her
knee. She was fitted with a
"great prosthetic leg" from
Hanger Prostehtics in Wesley
Chapel near Tampa. -
The total medical bill was
$1.7 million, all paid for by
Blue Cross Clue Shield except


for $1,700.
Three months ago she started
walking without a cane.
She hopes later this year to
receive a more natural looking
lower leg and foot, which
would cost $6,000 to $10,000
and not covered by insurance.
Later this year she also needs
surgery on two toes on her right
foot.
Her three children are Colen,
10', "my little man," Carter, 8,
"my little pistol,", and Carlie, 4,
"my princess." Colen and
Carlie live with the mom full-
time, while mom and dad have
joint custody of Carter.
She is very thankful to the
community, the churches, the
donors of money, and the health
care professionals.
Jodi Oaks is a very attractive
young woman who nearly lost
her life twice in one year. The
first time was from cardiac
arrest and the second time from
a fiery automobile accident,
with ib brave pisserby saving
her with seconds to spare.


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GUADALUPE
ESTRADA LAZO
Guadalupe Estrada Lazo,
86, of Wauchula, died on
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at
Sebring.
She was born on Aug. 21,
1925, at San Benito, Texas,
and came to Hardee County
from Michigan 40 years ago.
She was a homemaker and a
Catholic.
She is survived by five
sons, John Lazo and wife
Gloria of Zolfo Springs; Jose
Lazo and wife Marta of New
Era, Mich.; Domingo Lazo Jr.
and wife Piedad of Wauchula,
Pablo Lazo and wife Angelita
of Bowling Green, and Reu-
ben Lazo and wife Marta of
Texas; three daughters, In-
ocensia Lazo of Wauchula,
Sylvia Gaona and husband
Andres of Zolfo Springs, and
Yolanda Hernandez and hus-
band Angel of Wauchula; one
nephew; and numerous grand-
children and great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Friday, Jan.
20, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel.
Services were Saturday, Jan.
21, at noon at St. Michael
Catholic Church.
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FRANCES "MARIE"
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Frances,- :Marie', Staton.
83, of Wauchula, passed away'
on Saturday, Jan. 21,2012, at
her home, surrounded by her
family.
She was born Dec. 13,
1928, in Carney, Ky., moving
to Hardee County as a young
child. She was a homemaker
and enjoyed swimming, ski-
ing, singing and working with
children. Marie also enjoyed
spending time with her family
and raising her great-grand-
child Harley Danielle. She
was of the Church of God
faith and, for the last four
years, she was a member of
the Fort Meade Worship
Center.
Marie was preceded in
death by her beloved husband
Bob Shine Staton; one sister
Evelyn Davis; two brothers
David and Homer Smedley;
and her parents Alfred M. and
Mary Svetkosky Smedley.
She is survived by two
sons, Joseph "Joe" Staton of
Bowling' Green and. Robert
Staton and wife Beth of
Arcadia; two daughters Rose
Mitchell-Freeman and hus-
band John Freeman of Wau-
chula and Virginia Johnson
and husband Tommy Joe of
Wauchula; two brothers Ver-
non Smedley and wife Angie
of Flowery Branch, Ga., and
Jeff Smedley of Tampa; seven
grandchildren; five great-
greatchildren; two great-
great-grandchldren; the last
great-great grandchild Kylie
Marie was born Dec. 29,
2011, to Harley Danielle
Hudgins, who had been raised
by Bob and Marie Staton
since she was two weeks old.
The visitation will be pri-
vate. Services will be 1 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at
New Vision Worship Center
Church of God, located at
2915 Schoolhouse Road, in
Zolfo Springs, with Pastors
John Arrowwood, Randy
Johnson and Hal Howze offi-
ciating. Burial will follow in
Wauchula Cemetery.
On-line condolences may
be made at www.Ponger-
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Obituaries

IRENE ANN "NONIE"
BYRAM
Irene Ann "Nonie"' Byram,
99, of Jacksonville, died on
Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.
Born on May 22, 1912, in
Detroit, Mich., she moved to
Jacksonville with her husband
and children in 1935 from
Wauchula. She was employed
by the Mayflower hotel for over
30 years. In 1944, she was
sworn in as the first female bar-
tender in the state of Florida by
Gov. Spessard Holland. She
retired in 1984.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 49 sears, James
Pickens Byran; and her parents,
Adolph and Mary Makowski.
Survivors include son Jim
Byram and wife Marian; daugh-
ter Martha Ann Leonard and
husband Bill; brother Col.
Louis Makowski, USAF, Ret.
And wife Kay; sister Eleanor
Dasher; grandchildren Sharon
Mattox and husband Greg,
Suzy Jones and husband Rick,
Bill Leonard, Linda Leonard,
Starr Leonard, and James Paul
Byram and wife Tammy; 12
great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandehildren.
Funeral services were 11
a.m. on Friday ,Jan. 20, 2012, at
the funeral home chapel. Inter-
ment follows in Oaklawn
Cemetery. Arrangements are by
Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn
Chapel Funeral Home.
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BEVERLY JOYCE
HODSDON
Beverly Joyce Hodsdon, 65,
of Fort Meade, died on
Wednesday, Jan. 18. 2012, at
the Florida Flywheeler Park.
She was born in Rochester,
N.H., on April 1: 1946. and
moved to Kissimmee many
years ago. She spent the winter
months residing at the Florida
Flywheeler Park. She was a
server at the Black Angus
restaurant in Orlando for many
years and was of the Protestant
faith.
Survivors include compan-
ion Barry Birch of Kissimmee;
sons Kevin Barcomb of Kirt-
land. Ohio, and Christopher
Barcomb of Fort Lauderdale:
daughter Stephanie Barcomb of
Fort Lauderdale; and grandchil-
dren Matthew, Sydney, Hannah.
Emily and Gavin.
Private family services will
be held. Memorial 'contribu-
tions may be made to The
,Florida Flywheelers, 7000 Avon
Park Cut-Off Road. Fort
Meade, FL 33841. Arrange-
ments are entrusted to Hancock
Funeral Home of Fort Meade.


REV. JOE FRANKLIN
CHOATE JR.
Rev. Joe Franklin Choate Jr.,
63, of Palmetto, died on Sun-
day, Jan. 15, 2012, in Palmetto.
Born Nov' 2, 1948, in Wau-
chula, he was the son of Joe and
Mary Jones Ghoate Sr. He. was a
veteran of the U.S. Air Force,
serving from 1967 to 1973. He
was the Associate Pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Pal-
metto.
Survivors include his wife
Deborah of Palmetto; son, Jac
Choate of Parrish; daughter,
Christa Callaway and husband
Chris of Monroe, N.C.; mother
Mary Durrance; brother David
Choate; and sister Renee, all of
Lake Placid; and four grand-
children.
Visitation was Thursday, Jan.
19 from 10 to 11 a.m. at First
Baptist Church of Palmetto,
where services were held at II
am. Interment was held at the
Sarasota National Cemetery at
2 p.m. Arrangements were
made by Kicliter Funeral Home
of Palmetto.


HULDA WOODS
HANCHEY
Hulda Woods Hanchey, 92,


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Mamie Cowart Woods, she was
born in the Oak Grove commu-
nity and went to school there
and Wauchula High School.
She played saxophone in the
community orchestra before her
marriage to Ted Hanchey when
she moved to the Florida west
coast.
A Funeral Mass was said at
St. Catherine of Sienna Cath-
olic Church at noon on
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 and
was followed by interment at
Calvary Cemetery in
Clearwater. Moss Feaster
Funeral Home, Clearwater, was
in charge of arrangements.


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BILLY RAY SORRELS
Billy Ray Sorrels, 65, ,of
Bowling Green,'died on Sat-
urday, Jan. 21,2012, at home.
He was born on Nov. 12,
1946,.at Holland, Mo., and
came to Hardee County from
Holland, Mo., over 50 years
ago. He was a truck driver.
He is survived by son, Billy
Sorrels Jr. of Colorado; three
daughters, Becky Seaborn and
Angie Guerrero, both of
Wauchula, and Karen Lopez
of Athens, Ga.; brother Shady
George of Kennet, Mo.; three
sisters, Dorothy Barrows of
Bowling Green, Roseanne
Vale of Glasgow, Ky., and
Clara Mae Caldwell of
Kennet, Mo.; five grandchil-
dren, Tara Baker, Joshua
Matthews, James Eldride,

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and Lilly Baker, Tony Guer-
rero, David Brown and Key-
lee Massey; nephew Leonard
Sorrels of Bowling Green;
niece Jenny Kay Powell of
Warner Robins, Ga.; and very
close friends Randy and Les-
ter Vickery of Zolfo Springs.
Visitation was Monday,
Jan. 23, 2012, at Robarts
Garden Chapel from 6 to 8
p.m. Graveside services and
interment were Tuesday, Jan.
24 at 10 a.m. at Wauchula
Cemetery with Johnny Otero
officiating.
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January 26, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Hoop Girls In Home Stretch


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Lady Wirdcats
finish up the basketball season
this week with a pair of games.
The girls hosted Palmetto on
Tuesday night and finish on the
road with a trip to Lake Placid
on Friday night. They were to
play at Fort Meade on Thurs-
day, but that team ended its sea-
son early because of a fight at a
home game recently.
The Lady 'Cats had a pair of
games last week, both away
games on the road. A trip to
DeSoto on Thursday was a 52-
40 loss.
For Hardee, Kayla Nichols
was high scorer with nine


points. Bailey Carlton added
six, Allison Allen-Hunter five,
Alyssa Casso a trey, Destiny
Thompson two and Robyn
Tanksley a solo free throw.
Allison Smith. Stephanie Perez
and Adna Metayer joined in the
fray.
It was another close en-
counter against Teneroc in
Lakeland on Friday night,
where the girls lost 42-40, sim-
ilar to the 37-40 overtime at
home loss to the Lady Titans a
week previously.
In this game, Tanksley topped
Hardee with 13 points, includ-
ing 3-of-3 at the charity stripe.
Casso and Nichols each had
eight points, Allen-Hunter six,


Smith four and Carlton a solo
foul shot. Perez and Thompson
added their minutes on the
court.
The JV Lady Wildcats won
their only game last week at
DeSoto 48-35. Teneroc doesn't
have a JV squad.
For Hardee, Honesty Mar-
tinez led all scorers with 16
points, while Alexi Santana had
14. Catherine "Cat" Jackson
added eight, and Alejandra
Solis, Aundrea Pace, Jasmine
Alamia, Endreina Martinez and
Kayshia Mosely added two
apiece. Haylee Williams and
Araceli Ramos added defen-
sively.


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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.
Jan. 27 Boys Basketball Lake Wales HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Lake Placid Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 30 HJHS Basketball Sebring HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Jan. 31 V. Boys Basketball Lakeland HOME 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 Boys Basketball Port Charlotte HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6 Boys Tennis Fort Meade Away 3:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball Lake Wales Away TBA
Feb. 7 Girls Tennis Lake Placid HOME 4:30 p.m.
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Softball Sebring Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
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A group of CPAs with long-
time connections to this area
have opened an office in Wau-
chula.
Joining them will be Daniel
Irby. a Hardee native who
stepped down this week from
his post as risk manager of Farm
Credit of Florida.
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with the people of Hardee
County," said William Hackney,
the managing shareholder of
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"With Daniel's help, we hope
we can build long-term relation-
ships in the community."
The new office, at 220 North
'Sixth Avenue, was opened two
weeks ago. The firm plans an
open house in February. This is
the former'location of Davis &
Roberts, Inc. and Flores &
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Irby, 33, said the decision to
leave Farm Credit was a diffi-
cult one. "I have nothing less
than a positive attitude toward
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committed and courageous
board and management team
that has been at my side through
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years," he said. "My time there
was very rewarding. and I've
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return to his home town was a
powerful draw, said Irby. "This
is a special opportunity to relo-
cate my career and serve my
home-town community with the
skills and knowledge I've re-
ceived through corporate fi-
nance and accounting. I look
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clients with financial, account-
ing, and planning services to
help them achieve success in
their businesses."
Irby, who has an MBA in
finance, plans to enroll in sever-
al college courses in order to
become eligible to take the
Uniform CPA examination
"Our business has changed&
dramatically since the 1970s.
As your readers know, the tax
laws have gotten considerably
more complicated. And com-
puter technology has become
increasingly sophisticated,"
Hackney said. "It's a challenge
sometimes to keep up with
these changes. But it's also an


exciting opportunity."
Hackney joined Gene Doke,
a long-time Wauchula certified
public accountant, in 1978. As a
partner in Doke. Burns and
Hackney, he worked regularly
in Wauchula for seven years.
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Ames and Eugene Heitman II
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1990s. Although Doke retired
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chula. He is a Certified Finan-
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CPA. The firm has also hired
Kalynn Babicz, who recently
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Take A Walk On The Serene Side


Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills


By SANDY SCOTT
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Have you ever wondered
how the grapefruit got its name?
Have you heard the terms
oxboww lake" or the "boot" of a
cabbage palm? What do you
know. about saw palmettos,
cogan grass, hairy indigo,
brooms edge, or wait-a-minute
vines?
If your curiosity has been
sparked by those titillating types
of telestic trivia, then perhaps
you would be interested in the
city of Wauchula's "Walk 'n
Talk" nature tour that is free to
the public. The next one is this
Saturday.
In the.early 1990s, Wau-
chula's then '- city manager
Steve Wofford pursued an idea
for a new park on property
located at the east end of town
and owned by First Baptist
Church of Arcadia. A grant was
obtained Through the Florida
Communities Trust for its pur-
chase, and it wasn't long before
Peace River Park emerged from
its 155 acres.
The Florida Forever Act pro-
vides for land acquisition to pro-
tect environmentally significant
lands and provides a means for
communities to protect their nat-
ural resources, Florida Com-
munities Trust is one of several
state agencies that receive
money from the program. A
requirement for the funding of
the grant included a master plan
to provide recreational opportu-
nities as well as education to the
community about the protection
of natural resources.
With the completion of the
clearing of paths, an entrance
focal point and numerous fitness
trails, the city of Wauchula was
now ready to engage in the
requirements set forth in the
Florida Communities Trust
Grant. With his experience
heading up the Hardee, County
School Board's Outdoor Class-
room Program, Kayton Nedza
was the number one choice to
lead an educational tour through
some of Hardee County's pris-
tine natural forests meandering
along the beautiful Peace River.
Wauchula's "Walk 'n Talk"
program had its beginning only
a few short years ago. Once a
month during the winter season
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begin\a 2-1/2-hour guided edu-
cational tour and leave with a
better understanding of Central
Florida flora and fauna.
At the tart of the tour, Nedza
first explain s ground water as
displayed b a plastic model
perched on the ack of his pick-
up-truck in the parking lot of
Peace River Park. They soon
learn where Florida's water
comes from and that about
500,000 people rely on Peace
River for part of their water
supply. They learn that the
Peace River Basin starts in Polk
County, continues through
Hardee County, into DeSoto
County and Charlotte County.
where it empties into Charlotte
Harbor before being dumped
into the Gulf of Mexico.
Additional highlights of the
"Walk 'n Talk" include expla-
nation of various vines, includ-
ing air potatoes and the fact that
they can grow to as large as the
size of your hand. The group
passes by sweet gum trees and
is shown the s ed pods. Closer
examination qf its leaves find
that the sweet gum tree has a
stronger odor than that of the
similar leaf of the maple tree.
They view the teeth of the saw
palmetto, the beautiful flowers
of the Pioneer Jasmine, and the
black seeds of the Spanish
Needle, discovering that it can
attain a height of five to sixi feet
tall.
Various fitness obstacles are
distributed along the trail and
for the so inclined. One can test
his physical performance on the
chin-up bars, sit-up benches or
other stretching exercise sta-
tions placed throughout equal
intervals along his journey.
The inquisitive visitors are
given grapefruit to be placed in
their green fabric bags provided
by Charlotte Harbor National
Estuary, and learn that the
grapefruit gets its name due to
its growth in clusters like
grapes. They learn that Spanish
moss is an air plant and was
used during pioneer times as
mattress filling after it was
boiled, and was later used in the
seat cushions of Model T Fords.
Being the expert teacher that
he is, Nedza will periodically
quiz his group of walkers to
help them remember the many


facts that they have learned
along the way. Of course, he
also interjects humor along the
route, explaining that Indians
once walked the area before it
was cleared for trails, as evi-
denced by the "arrows" (sig-
nage) along the way. They are
also shown one of many "scenic
overlooks" along the trail: how-
ever, he points out the tall trees
that one must climb to take
advantage of the overlook!
Actually. the "Walk 'n Talk"
is not without a true scenic
overlook as the group lingers at
a most beautiful spot along
Peace River and at the same
time receives further education
about early phosphate mining.
the coastal plain willow trees
.growing along the banks and
the Bloody Bucket Bridge and
how it got its name.
The city of Wauchula "Walk
'n Talk" tour is also accompa-
nied by either Olivia Minshew.
who administers the program
for the city and completes the
annual stewardship report as
required by the grant program.
or Jay Johnson, an employee of
the city for four years, assisting
Nedza with his expert knowl-
edge of plant life.
The Peace River Park pro-
vides not only an informative
walk through its "Walk 'n Talk"
program but a peaceful start to a
day that may otherwise be filled
with ;the hustle and bustle of
daily work requirements.
Harold Henderson's daughter,
Becky, finds this to be the case
as she enjoys a daily walk with
her two dogs. She explains that
Peace River Park is her little
piece of heaven, and while on
her hour-long trek she has seen
deer, turkey, otters, wild hogs,
evidence of coyotes and once
even bobcat kittens.
In addition to the serenity
and educational aspect of
Wauchula's prized possession,
Peace River Park boasts five
primitive campsites that cost
nothing to use. The gates close
each night and the only way to
those areas are from the parking
lot via backpacking a short dis-
tance.
Are you a visitor to Wau-
chula and looking for some
additional means of enjoyment
while you are in the area or are
you a long-time resident who


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has not heard of this wonderful
educational concept provided
by the city of Wauchula?
The "Walk 'n Talk" tours
begin in December and contin-
ue through February, held
monthly. However, this month
an additional day has been
included. This Saturday, the
city will provide an additional
day for those who are unable to
participate on the normal
Wednesday of the month.
If you are interested in seeing
Florida's natural plant life and
resources up close and person-
al, view wild coffee plants,
broom making plants that were
used by pioneers, China berry
trees, and learn how -swamp
cabbage is made from Florida's
state tree, then the"Walk. 'n
Talk" guided tour is a must on
your To-Do list. No reserva-
tions are required.
Meet at the parking lot just
inside the entrance, located on
East Main Street across from
Riverview Heights, promptly at
9 a.m. this Saturday, and view
one more aspect of Central
Florida's natural beauty.
For additional remaining
dates for the "Walk 'n Talk"
tour, visit the city of Wau-
chula's website at citofwau-
chula.com.


AROUND THE PARK
We are so glad that Jack and
Dorothy Shanower got here
safely Tuesday. Jack had some
health issues and was not able
to come down last year. and we
missed him and he missed his
friends at the Oasis. Welcome
back. R.J. and Carolyn Rineck
were happy to see heir friends
as well.
George and Au rey Semler
are hosting Geo get's cousin
from Alliance. hio. retired
Col. Dewight aylor of the
Marines, and his wife. Phyllis.
As I wai walking around the
park today. I heard some good
music coming from the recre-
ation hall. so I stopped in to see
who was playing. Larry Reid
was practicin with his group.
Randy Scott n the lead guitar.
Harry Izzo o the electric gui-
tar. Donna T rkcer. singer and
playing the _uitar. Larry Reid
on the dobr. fiddle, was Martha
Wood and er first husband on
guitar Roy/Wood on the bass
and his wif Cookie playing the
harmonica I even got to do
some danQing with Dowayne.
Jan' an Dowayne just got
back fro visiting three weeks
with ther/daughter. Susan, nd
her hus and, Jerry, two grand-
daught rs. Magan and Kelly.
and ttir great-granddaughter
Kinse who calls her great-
gran ather "His Majesty." He
love that.
W ile driving Ms. Dolly
Hartigan around the park in a
golf cart, we came upon some
more music of bluegrass. They
have become the Oasis's
'Bluegrassers. It is always a
pleasure to hear the music
around the park on any given
day.
CRAFTS
Diane Mominee introduced
21 gals to the Razzle Dazzle T-
shirts. What fun we had picking
out shirts and the patterns that
we wanted on the shirts. There
were so many, we had a hard


time deciding on colors and pat-
terns. We begged her to do this
again before we head north. I
must say, Mary Marr did a fine
job helping some of us who
couldn't make up our minds
BINGO
On Thursday the 12th, we
had 29 players' in attendance,
and what do you think the big
attraction was? You guessed it!
The gals with the Razzle Dazzle
bingo shirts on. We sure were
the glitz that night.
Delores Malekovic won the
50/50 and winning the jackpot
was Annie Mathews. Six mer-
chants certificates were given
out to various players.
Thursday's bingo had 24
players, withArlene Huiet win-
ning the 50/50 and Phyllis
Maylor winning the jackpot,
and five merchants certificates
were won.
POKENO
Friday, the I3th. now you
would think being the 13th that
they would say, "No way are we
going to play today." That was
a hoax,-because we had five
players and it was a good day
for all. They all kept their little
pots filled, but Mary Marr was
the one who went 'home with
the biggest pot.
On Monday the 16th there
were seven players. Now,
these gals are dangerous when
someone is taking on the pen-
nies. They threated to beat up
on Audrey Semler if she didn't
stop taking all the big pots and
bagging those pennies! Eddie
Philips also took her share
home.
SHUFFLEBOARD
Friday the 13th found Dave
Mills the lucky winner of all
games. He was really strutting
like a rooster..
Tuesday saw seven shufflers
and several onlookers. We need
to get some of these onlookers
playing with us so we can get
both courts going again. Nancy
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INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO. 25-2010-CA-000485

U.S. BANK, NATIONAL
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DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CRED-
ITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTS(S);
SHAMISCK, INC.; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY
EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;

Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Hardee County,
Florida, I will sell the property sit-
uate in Hardee County, Florida,
described as:

THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 LESS
BEGIN AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 29, TOWNSHIP 35
SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, FOR POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
SOUTH 00-05'15" EAST
ALONG EAST LINE OF
TRA&T 661.73 FEET TO
THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF SAID TRACT;
THENCE NORTH 89-53'
34" WEST ALONG SOUTH
LINE OF SAID TRACT,
329.17 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00-05' 15" WEST
AND PARALLEL TO EAST
LINE OF SAID TRACT,
661.62 FEET TO NORTH
LINE OF SAID TRACT;
THENCE SOUTH 89-55'
45" EAST ALONG SAID
NORTH LINE, 329.17 FEET
TO POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH A PER-
PETUAL, NONEXCLUSIVE,
UNOBSTRUCTED EASE-
MENT FOR INGRESS,
EGRESS, ROADWAY, UTIL-
ITIES, DRAINAGE AND
ANY OTHER LAWFUL
PURPOSE, INCLUDING
MAINTENANCE OF SAID
EASEMENT, OVER AND
ACROSS THE NORTH 15
FEET OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29,
TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 27 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
6978 Johnston Road
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, on the sec-
ond floor hallway outside Room
202 in the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
at 11:00 a.m., on February 8,
2012.

Dated this 24 day of Jan., 2012.
Any person claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis
pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of
this court on the 24 day of Jan.,
2012

CLERK OF COURT
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs assistance in order
to participate in a program or ser-
vice of the State Courts System,
you should contact the Office of
the Court Administrator at (863)
534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777
(TDD) or (800) 955-6770 (Florida
Relay Service), as much In
advance of your court appear-
ance or visit to the courthouse as
possible. Please be prepared to
explain your functional limitations
and suggest an auxiliary aid or
service that you believe will
enable you to effectively partici-
pate in the court program or ser-
vice.
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ty in Plaintiff's mortgage.

Any person claiming an inter-
est in the surplus funds from the
sale, if any, other than the proper-
ty owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

Dated at Hardee County,
Florida, this 23 day of February,
2012.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of said Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

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Roads Require Work & Money


applied for ori issued by the
Hardee CountyN Building De-
partment Jan. 8-21. Listings
include the name of the owner
or contractor, the address for
the project, the type of work to
be done, and the .cost involved.
Only projects valued at $1,000
or more are listed.

ISSUED
David L Scott, Sixth Avenue
North. mechanical, $1,994.
Chapman's Construction Co.,
Conerly Road, demolition,
$4,500.
Beattie, State Road 64 West,
demolition, $1,000.
Steve M. Senn, Merle Lang-
ford Road, electric, $1,000.
Douglas Battey, Church
Avenue, air conditioning,
$4,500.
Douglas Battey, Maxwell
Drive, air conditioning, $2,350,
Edward L. Bartlett, East Bay
Street, air conditioning, $2,600.
Mark Kornovich, Feather
Lane, mobile home, $58,165.
Harold C. Howze, SKP Way,
deck, $2,250.
Thomas Bostick, Main Street
West, access hole, $3,900.
Kermit Lavon Cobb, Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue, church,
$480,000.
Adnaud Louis, Farrell Road,
new house, $49,500.
Oscar Ortiz, Magnolia Street,
new house, $61,900.
Oscar Ortiz, Elm Street, dem-
olition, $1,000.
Oscar Ortiz, Magnolia Street,
demolition, $1,000. /
William C. Dailey, Yetter
Road, demolition, $1,000.
Jack Hall, Sellers Street,
screen room, $2,000.
Jon Le Earhart, South
Avenue, window and door,
$1,700.
Thomas Wingo, North Eighth
Avenue, shed, $2,500.
Erasmo and Esther Nunez,
Louisiana Street, shed, $2,500:

BUILDING BLOCKS
Beware of contractors who
may tell you that no permit is
necessary or who suggest that
you obtain the necessary build-
ing permits.



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 25-2011CA-000026

HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as
Indenture Trustee for the regis-
tered Noteholders!of'
Renaissance Hqme Equity Loan .
Tdstf2006-2, .

Plaintiff,

vs.

Doris Griffin;

Defendants. I

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 18th of January, 2012, and
entered in Case No. 25-2011CA-
000026 of the Circuit Court of the
10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Hardee County, Florida, wherein
HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as
Indenture Trustee for the regis-
tered Noteholders of Renais-
sance Home Equity Loan Trust
2006-2, is Plaintiff and Doris
Griffin and Unknown Spouse of
Doris Griffin, Unknown Tenant #1;
Unknown Tenant. #2; are
Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at
the Hardee County Courthouse,
417 W. Main Street, Second Floor
Hallway outside of Room 202,
Wauchula, FL 33873, at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on the 8 day of
February, 2012, the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to
wit:
Grantors convey their
undivided One-Quarter
(1/4) interest in and to the
following described prop-
erty: Commencing at the
NE corner of Block 37 of
the Original Survey of the
City of Wauchula, Florida,
and run South 14 degrees
West 51 1/2 feet, thence
West 14 degrees North 147
feet, thence North 14
degrees East 51 1/2 feet,
thence East 14 degrees
South 147 feet to Point of
Beginning.

Located: 206 South 7th Avenue,
Wauchula, FL 33873

and all fixtures and personal
property located therein or there-
on, which are included as securi-


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Figuring out how to maintain
and repair 503 miles of roads
and more than 70 bridges can
be quite the task.
County commissioners and
newly hired County Engineer/-
Director of Publ- workss Ken
Wheeler had a three-hour work-
shop Friday to go over the
needs, costs and options for
improving the road system.
Wheeler, who was hired in
October, told the commission-
ers there are 309 miles of paved
roads and 194 miles of unpaved
roads, for a total of 503 miles
the county is responsible for.
The roads are broken down
into major rural collectors,
which total 58 miles, minor
rural collectors that make up
103 miles, and local streets and
roads make up the balance at
341 miles.
Roughly 110 miles, 35 per-
cent, of the paved roads need
repair, Wheeler said. He would
like to see the county get on a
20-year cycle of repaving roads
to ensure they never get in poor
or failed condition. "With the
amount of roads the county has,
we should set a goal every year
so we don't get behind," he
said.
Wheeler said the county
would need to resurface 16
miles of road per year to com-
plete all 309 miles in the 20-
year cycle.
Roads are given a grade from
one through five, with one
being in excellent condition and
five being in poor or failed con-
dition. He said when roads get
in terrible condition, it can cre-
ate public safety issues.
The cost to repair a road goes
up considerably as the condi-
tion worsens, he added. Wheel-
er said repairing a road after it
gets in poor or very poor condi-
tion would cost four to five
times more money than repair-
ing a road still in fair condition.
Revenues from the county's
five-cent gas tax should provide
enough revenue to resurface
about 13 miles a year, Wheeler
said.
An asphalt overlay costs
about $60,000 per mile and has
a lifespan of 15-20 years. A
double-chip seal is cheaper at
$46,000 per mile and will last
12-15 years.
: He said if the county buys the
material and has staff do the
work, he thinks a double-chip
seal can be done for $30,000
per mile.
A chip seal is done by spray-
ing liquid asphalt on the road
then covering it with stone and
rolling it into the roadbed. A
double-chip seal simply repeats
the process again.
The work planned for resur-
facing Bostick Road originally
was estimated to cost $800,000,
Wheeler said. He now thinks it
can be done for $500,000.
West Main Street has some
drainage and flooding issues
that would arise if the county
did a full-depth reclamation on
the road. Wheeler said adding
two inches of asphalt up the
curb would make the flooding
worse.
He recommends adding a
thin, smoothing layer as a tem-

The body says what words
cannot.
Martha Graham

Our bodies are our gardens
to which our wills are garden-
ers.
-William Shakespeare


The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
workshop to which all interested
persons are invited:
Agricultural Tour: Governing
Board members will tour agri-
cultural properties in the
Dover/Plant City area including
Roberts Nursery, Florida Pacific
Farms and Sewell Farms to
observe FARMS projects and
Resource Regulation activities.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, February
9, 2012; 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa
Service Office, 7601 US Highway
301 North, Tampa FL 33637
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting:
Lou.Kavouras@watermatters.org
1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or


porary fix from Florida Avenue
to Eighth Avenue for $25,000,
and then applying for a Small
County Operations Program
grant to pay for the full repairs.
Other federal funds and
grants are available to small
counties for road projects, he
said.
After reviewing what com-
missioners approved during a
March workshop with their for-
mer engineer, Wheeler thought
some purchases were not need-
ed and the county could save
the money.
At the March workshop the
commission approved the pur-
chase of 42 traffic counters that
would have cost $29,000.
Wheeler said the county only
needed to purchase five of the
$690 counters that record the
number and types of vehicles,
time of day and the speed the
vehicle was traveling.
Wheeler also said he did not
think it was necessary to spend
$130,000 doing core drillings
on Main Street at this time, and
feels the money could be better
spent elsewhere.
Paved roads also must to be
restriped regularly.
Wheeler said the restriping
machine the county currently
owns is more suited for striping
parking lots and not roads. He
said buying a new machine and
mounting it to the back of a
flatbed truck would cost
$26,000, but could increase
production -from three miles a
day all the way to 20 miles per
day.
He said older drivers espe-
cially rely on the center line
markings and the edge of road
stripes at night. He has ordered
paint to restripe 125 miles of
center lines and 35 miles of
edge lines.
Signs are often an overlooked
expense in maintaining roads.
Wheeler intends to replace or
put back up the necessary signs,
such as dead end or pavement
ends, throughout the county.
Wheeler said after talking to
Janice Williamson, the county
budget director, he believes
there is about $1 million in the
budget this year for repairs.
Unpaved roads bring a sepa-
rate set of issues to deal with.
Wheeler said drainage is the
most important factor when
maintaining dirt roads.
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He said he has identified 30
miles of dirt roads in the county
where the shoulders are actually
higher than the road surface.
Cutting down these shoulders
and changing from a two-inch
crown in the middle of the road
to a four-inch crown should
alleviate many of these prob-
lems, he said.
Buying two additional pieces.
of equipment will also help in
dirt-road maintenance.
Wheeler said .he will pur-
chase two large pull-behind
rakes to replace box blades for
maintenance work on dirt
roads. The tines will dig down
deep enough to get to the bot-
tom of the washboard-type
holes while not cutting the
crown out of the road, Wheeler
said. This will also keep from
having to grade the road so
often.
One machine will cost
$6,000 while the other is only
$746. Wheeler will purchase
one of each to see whit works
best before buying additional
rakes.
He also gave an update on the
work needed at 10-Mile Grade
.and Scarborough Road caused
by Tropical Storm Faye in
2008.
Wheeler said the Federal
Emergency Management Agen-
cy agreed to pay for the repairs
and allotted $398,000 for the
work. After looking at what
needs to be done, he estimates it
will cost $1.75 million to com-
plete the project.
The commission decided to
contact FEMA and see what can
be done about the anticipated
costs of the project compared to
what FEMA allocated.
Pine Level Grade is currently
an unpaved road in the south-
west end of the county that con-
tinues through DeSoto County
to State Road 70. Wheeler said
he gets a lot of complaints.from
that road, and it has been paved
in DeSoto County.
About 10 years ago landown-
ers were told if they donated the
right of way, the county would
pave the road and most agreed
to do so, he said. Wheeler said
if a contractor did all the work it
would cost around $600,000.
He thinks if county staff did all
the prep work it could be paved
for $125,000.
The one-lane wooden bridge


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(352)796-7211, x4606 (Ad Order
EXE0189)
Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for
in the Americans with Disabilities
Act should contact the District's
Human Resources Director, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida
34604-6899; telephone (352)
796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-
1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD
(FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or
email to ADACoordinator
@swfwmd.state.fl.us
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on Johnston Road was dis-
cussed, and the small remaining
stretch of unpaved road be-
tween the bridge and Crews-
ville Road.
Wheeler said he would rec-
ommend not paving that portion
of the road until the bridge is
replaced. He said the bridge is
structurally 'sound, but the
slower the traffic is going the
lower the impact is on the
bridge.
Perhaps the biggest problem
with dirt and rural roads is the
gates and cattle guards land-
owners put in the county right
ofway. State Statutes, however,
pro6hibit anything from being
placed in the county right of
way.
Wheeler noted gates or cattle
guards in the rights of way at
numerous places and roads
throughout the county, he said.
Some county roads even had a
locked gate keeping anyone
from entering, he added.
Violations were noted on
Experiment Station Road,
Glenn Bowen Road, McLeod
Road, Oil Well Road, gates on
Post Plant Road, Prairie Road,
Ranch Road and Sidney
Roberts Road.
There are two options to
solve these problems: Either the
landowner removes the obstruc-
tions or the county can stop
maintaining the road past the
obstructions, and it becomes a
private road.
County Manager Lex Albrit-
ton said the county did not want
to keep property owners from
putting up a structure out of the
right of way to let cows cross
the road.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
said he does not have a problem
with cows temporarily crossing
the road, but having permanent
access creates a problem and
liability.
Commissioner Dale Johnson
said the liability situation is
worse than it has ever been and
the commission needs to do
something about it.
Albritton said one landowner
told him if the county removes
her cattle guard she will put it
back up the next day.
Evers said if it comes to it,
the county can take landowners
to court and have the judge
mandate the removal of the
obstructions.


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January 26, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 9A


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What's Fo


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS|
MONDAY
Breakfast: Lucky Charms,
Graham Crackers, Blueberry
Poptart, Orange Juice,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken and Rice,
Pepperoni Pizza, Salad Tray,
Garden Peas, Orange Juice
Bar, Rolls, Condiments and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cheerios Cereal,
Graham Crackers, Sausage
,Patty, Biscuit, Applesauce,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Corndog, Hamburger
Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Salad
Tray, Peaches, Rolls, Jello,
Condiments and Milk

WEDNESDAY


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

CASE NO. 25-2010-CA-000357

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION,

Plaintiff,

vs.

MELINDA WELLS A/K/A MELIN-
DA L. WELLS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MELINDA WELLS
A/K/A MELINDA L. WELLS;
DANIEL WELLS A/K/A/ DANIEL
A. WELLS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DANIEL WELLS A/K/A
DANIEL A. WELLS; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CRED-
ITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
USAA FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETH-
ER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF
SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;


Defendant(s) /

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hdreby g'iver'that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Hardee County,
Florida, I will sell the property sit-
uate In Hardee County, Florida,
described as:

Begin at the Northeast cor-
ner of the Southeast 1/4 of
Southwest 1/4 of Section
4, Township 34 South,
Range 25 East and run
thence West 161 feet;
thence South 79 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
And begin at the Northeast
corner of the Southeast
1/4 of Southwest 1/4 of
Section 4, Township 34
South, Range 25 East and
run West 161 feet to the
.POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence run South 79 feet;
thence West 45.87 feet
more or less to the East
line of Lot 11; thence North
79 feet; thence East 45.87
feet more or less to POINT
OF BEGINNING.

A/K/A

113 Florida Avenue N
Wauchula, FL 33873

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash on the
Second Floor Hallway outside of
Room 202 in the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
at 11:00 a.m., on February 8,
2012.

DATED THIS 24 DAY OF JAN.,
2012.

Any person claiming an Inter-
est in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis
pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

Witness, my hand and seal of
this court on the 24 day of Jan.,
2012.

CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs assistance in order
t participate In a program or ser-
vile of the State Courts System,
you should contact the Office of
the Court Administrator at (863)
534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida
Relay Service), as much in
advance of your court appear-
ance or visit to the courthouse as
possible. Please be prepared to
'explain your functional limitations
and suggest an auxiliary aid or
service that you belive will enable
you to effectively participate in
the court program or service.
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Not Available


THURSDAY

Not Available

FRIDAY

Not Available
JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Pop Tarts Variety,
Juice, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken 'and Rice,
Rolls, Alternate Meal, Pepperoni
Pizza, Salad Bar, Tossed Salad,
Garden Peas, Juice Bar,
Condiments and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Biscuits, Sausage
Patty, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Corndog, Hamburger
Gravy, Rolls, Alternate Meal,
Sausage Pizza, Salad Bar,
Tossed Salad, Mash Potatoes,
Peaches, Jello, Condiments
and Milk

WEDNESDAY

Not Available

THURSDAY

Not Available

FRIDAY

Not Available
SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Super
Donut, Orange Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Ham, Macaroni and
Cheese, French Fries, Black-
Eyed-Peas, Steamed Cabbage,
Tossed Salad, Apple Crisp
Juice, Cornbread, Condiments
and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,
Sausage, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Hamburger Gravy,
Mashed Potatoes, Green
Beans, Tossed Salad, Pears,
Rolls, Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY

Not Available

THURSDAY

Not Available

FRIDAY

Not Available

Individual menus are subject to
change.








THURSDAY. JAN. 26
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, rescheduled
monthly meeting, Town Hall,
3210 U.S. 17 North, Zolfo
Springs, 6 p.m.


Magnolia Manor
Plans Pageant
Plans are under way for
the 2012 Magnolia Manor
Pageant to be held on Feb.
25 at 6 p.m. It will include
boys and girls in age divi-
sions 4-6, 7-11, 12-14 and
15-18. Pre-registration be-
gan Monday and continues
through Feb. 15. The theme
is cultural heritage.
For application information
or registration, contact
Khalia Taylor at 762-436-
9374; Jacqueline Faulk at
863-873-6915; LaRosha
McLeod at 781-2450; or
Kenuated Baggett-Clarke at
863-521-1410.

Elders Can Get
Utility Help
People 60 or older can get
financial help with cooling or
heating bills through the
Emergency Home Energy
Assistance for the Elderly
Program, if they are respon-
sible for cooling/heating
costs, have income less than
150 percent of the federal
poverty guidelines and have
a past due bill or lack of
access to heating or cooling.
To learn more, contact Nu-
Hope Elder Care Services at
382-2134 for an appointment
at which the past due bill,
identification and proof of
income must be provided.


BOWLED OVER!


I
COURTESY PHOTO
Bowling Green Elementary School recently honored its students who scored a five or six on the FCAT Writes test
from 2011. Students who reached that high mark were treated to lunch and three games of bowling. On the 2011
exam, Bowling Green Elementary had the highest writing scores in the district. Accompanying the students were
Stuart Durastanti, assistant principal, and Kathy Clark, principal.


IH n i g Fs hin Fo eca t


1/26/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:16 AM
Set: 6:03 PM
Day Length
10 hrs.47 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:07 AM
Set: 9:28 PM
Overhead: 3:16 PM
Underfoot: 2:54 AM
Moon Phase.
12%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
2:54 AM 4:54 AM
3:16 PM 5:16 PM
Minor Times
9:07 AM -10:07 AM
9:28 PM 10:28 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/27/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:16 AM
Set: 6:03 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 47 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:40 AM
Set: 10:20 PM
Overhead: 3:58 PM
Underfoot: 3:37 AM
Moon Phase
19%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
3:37 AM,- 5.37 AM
3:58 PM 5:58 PM
Minor Times
9:40 AM -10:40 AM
10:20 PM-11:20 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/28/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:15 AM
Set: 6:04 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 49 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:12 AM
Set: 11:13 PM
Overhead: 4:41 PM
Underfoot: 4:20 AM
Moon Phase
27%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
4:20 AM 6:20 AM
4:41 PM-6:41 PM
Minor Times
10:12 AM-11:12AM
11:13 PM-12:13 AM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/29/2012
Sun Data
Rise: ":15 AM
Set: 6:05 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 50 mins.
Moon Data
Re, 10.:46 AM
Set: --:--
Overhead: 5:24 PM
Underfoot: 5:03 AM
Moon Phase
36%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
5.03 AM 7.03 AM
5:24 PM 7:24 PM
Minor Times
--:-- ---:--
10 46 AM-11:46 AM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/30/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:15 AM
Set: 6:06 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 51 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:22 AM
Set: 12:06 AM
Overhead: 6:09 PM
Underfoot: 5:46 AM
Moon Phase
50%
First Quarter
Major Times
5:46 AM 7:46 AM
6:09 PM 8:09 PM
Minor Times
12:06 AM -1:06 AM
1.1:22 AM-12:22 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/31/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:14 AM
Set: 6:07 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 53 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:00 PM
Set: 12:58 AM
Overhead: 6:55 PM
Underfoot: 6:32 AM
Moon Phase
55%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
6:32 AM 8:32 AM
6:55 PM 8:55 PM
Minor Times
12:58 AM -1:58 AM
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Solunar Rating
Average+
Time Zone
UTC: -5


2/1/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:14 AM
Set: 6:07 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 53 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:42 PM
Set: 1:51 AM
Overhead: 7:43 PM
Underfoot: 7:19 AM
Moon Phase
64%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
7:19 AM- 9:19 AM
7:43 PM 9:43 PM
Minor Times
1:51 AM-2:51 AM
12:42 PM 1:42 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
2/2/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:13 AM
Set: 6:08 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 55 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:29 PM
Set: 2:44 AM
Overhead: 8:33 PM
Underfoot: 8:08 AM
Moon Phase
73%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
8:08 AM -10:08 AM
8:33 PM 10:33 PM
Minor Times
2:44 AM 3:44 AM
1:29 PM 2:29 PM
Solunar Rating
Average+
Time Zone
UTC: -5


Through The Fire

Through the fire can mean many different things;
Through the fire can mean one being in love,
Making you always want to sing.
Through the fire can mean struggling, fussing, fighting,
Even hating.


Through the fire can mean being loved, being
caressed, or maybe just conversating.
Through the fire can mean replenishing all doubts in your
mind, never taking that ones for granted,
doing everybody possible to make that love shine.


Through the fire can mean casting all your problems
completely away, and it can mean just waking up to a
peaceful state, to a beautiful sunny kinda day.


Through the.fire can mean loving a person so very much,
And it can ilso mean being aroused affer a special one's
touch. Now, what through the fire actually means to me,
is going through the thick and thin and coming out.
Free
Through The Fire

-Darrin Thomas
Bradenton

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Crystal Lak
By Joyce
BINGO
Marilyn Catlin won the large
jackpot on Jan. 13 and Jim
Fisher won the small jackpot.
On Jan. 16, Barb Newman won
the large jackpot while Kay
McKnight and Linda Thomp-
son.split the small jackpot. The
special jackpot was won by
Debra Saunders.
KOFFEE KLATCH
Don Merillat led the prayer
on Jan. 11 with Don Ahearn
leading the U.S. Pledge and
Barb Ellis leading the Canadian
Pledge. The 50/50 winners were
Faye Curran, Linda and Harold
Lockett, 2502 Morning Glory,
2523 Morning Glory and


The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:
Cooperative Funding Public
Meeting: Governing Board
members will discuss, evaluate
and prioritize fiscal year 2013
requests for project funding in
the Tampa Bay region.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, February
9, 2012; 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa
Service Office, 7601 US Highway
301 North, Tampa FL 33637
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting:
WaterMatters.org Boards,
Meetings & Event Calendar;
1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or
(352)796-7211
For more information, you may
contact: Lori.Manuel@watermat-
ters.org 1 (800)423-1476 (FL only)
or (352)796-7211, x4604 (Ad
Order EXE0187)
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting or hearing,
he/she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ing is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence from which the appeal is to
be issued.
Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for
in the Americans-with Disabilities
Act should contact the District's
Human Resources Director, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida
34604-6899; telephone (352)
796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-
1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD
(FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or
e-mail to ADACoordinator
@swfwmd.state.fl.us
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e RV News
Taylor
Marilyn and Ed Catlin.
DANCES
Door prizes from the Jan. 14
dance were won by Bob Noble,
Les Ascott, Gary Breyer, Walt
Wilson, Linda Durham and
Chuck Ellis. There is a dance
this Saturday with Buddy
Canova starting at 8 p.m
SCORES
Bowling Jan. 11: First, Mercy
& Grace; second, MS Fits; and
third, Snowbirds.
Mixed Golf Jan. 16: Team
Net winners were Aurele
Dufour, Marilyn Funkhouser,
Norm Batchelor and Eliane
Lamarche.
Shuffling Jan. 17: Three-
game winners were Charlene
Baker, Dale Baker, Ray Baker,
Lowell Gordon, Linda Gray
and Marion Wooters.

CHURCH NEWS
By Diane Burget
Our worship service on Jan.
15 began with congregational
singing of "God Is So Good."
Carole Jones and Linda Gray
provided the accompaniment.
Our choir sang a great old
favorite, "It Is No Secret,"
under the direction of Nancy
Morrison. The offering prayer
was given by Don Merillat and
the offering was collected by
Lowell Gordon and Bill Burget.
Maxine Stromme served as our
Greeter.
We heard another very en-
couraging message today by
Pastor Bob Winne. He used the
story of "The Three Little Pigs"
as an illustration. He told us
how imperative it is to have a
firm foundation for living, and
that we need to be grounded in
the Word for that foundation.
He encouraged us to get in the
Word and study it. Just a few of
the Scripture references were
from I Peter, Matthew, John, II
Timothy and Hebrews.
The worship service was con-
cluded by singing. "God Be
with You Till We Meet Again."

Those who dream by day are
cognizant of many things
which escape those who
dream only by night
--Edgar Allan Poe

There is nothing like dreams
to create the future. Utopia
today, flesh and blood tomor-
row.
-Victor Hugo


Public Notice of Joint Special Meeting
Hardee County
Industrial Development Authority,
Economic Development Council, Inc.,
And
Chamber of Commerce

The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority, Eco-
nomic Development Council, Inc., and Chamber of Com-
merce will hold a joint special meeting on Friday, February
3, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. to hear and act on a presentation by
the University of South Florida Institute of Government in
regards to.tourism development and conduct other ordi-
nary business of the Authority.

The meeting will be held at the Hardee County Commis-
sion Chambers located at 412 West Orange Street
Wauchula, Florida 33873. If you would like further informa-
tion please contact the office at (863)773-3030.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
Economic Development Office (773 3030) at least forty-
eight (48) prior to the meeting.

RICK JUSTICE, CHAIRMAN
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
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PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Taking the floor for the Hardee Junior High Lady Wildcats are (kneeling from left) manager Sophia Garcia, Desira
Martinez, Priscilla Villasana, Ellen Bivens, Donesha Wilson and Fernanda Ramos; (standing) Martha Valadez, man-
ager Alexis Garza, Annavell Retana, Florence Lee, Rayann Kulig, Annette Mondragon and Petra Calderon, who are
coached by Gloria Soils and Dienatann "D.D." Hall.


Not all the cheerleaders were present at Monday night's game. Wildcat Willie (Morgan Crews) is joined by (in no
particular order) captains Ally Dotson and Emily Bennett, Rosie Rivers, Brooke Fones, Savannah Aubry, Joselyn
Thompson, Jakayla Mosley, Kristian Judah, Megan McCullough, Katey Crawford, Kendall Winter, Brenna Parker,
Andrea Crawford, Faith Hays and Jacey Solis, who are sponsored by Sonja Bennett and Kimberly Canary.


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1 Junior 'Cats Battle DeSoto


I


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It went to overtime, but
Har.Je came up just short.
The Hardee Junior High bas-
ketball boys went toe-to-toe
with visiting Desoto on Mon-
day evening before the game
was decided in an extra three-
minute period.
Hardee trailed DeSoto 6-5
after the first even, but broke
even at 10-all by halftime. It got
much more hectic in the second
half, with each team getting
seven points in the third quarter
and eight in the fourth. Hardee
was ahead at the end but could
not hold keep DeSoto from
comingup to tie the game and
send it into overtime.
DeSoto got the only points in
the defensive overtime and won
27-25. The top scorers for each
team matched each other well.
Blackwood's dozen points for


DeSoto was the same as the 12
by Wildcat Marco DeLeon.
Power had 10 for Desoto and
Alex Hinojosa had 10 for
Hardee. An Alex Rodriguez
trey was the only other tally for
Hardee.
Others playing for the Wild-
cats 'are Djes Youtes, Jarrett
Carlton, Trey Faulk, Livenson
Metayer, Ryan Moore, Willie
Baker, Kyle Choate. Keith
Choate, Isaac Flores, Chris
Hull, Aaron Harrison, Jammal
Carlton and Allen Brown.
They are coached by Rashad
Faison,and Sean Brown.
The junior high girls also had
a battle on their hands against
DeSoto but came out on the
short end of the stick in the 34-
23 loss. Eighth grader Florence
Lee led all scorers with 18
points. Annavel Retana had
four and Desira Martinez three
points.


Rayann Kulig, Priscilla
Villasana, Martha Valadez,
Ellen Bivens, Fernanda Ramos,
Donesha Wilson, Petra
Calderon and Annette
Mondragon round out the
squad, with Sophia Garcia and
Alexis Garza as managers.
They are coached by Gloria
Solis and Dienatann "D.D."
Darceus-Hall.
Keeping the cheering going
are captains Emily Bennett and
Ally Dotson, Wildcat Willie
Morgan Crews and the rest of
the girls, eighth graders, Katey
Crawford, Megan McCullough,
Kristian Judah, Jakayla Mosley,
Joselyn Thompson, Savannah
Aubry, Shelby Deese, Brooke
Fones and Rosie Rivers and
seventh graders Jacey Solis,
Faith Hays, Andrea Crawford,
Brenna Parker and Kendall
Winter, with coaches Sonja
Bennett and Kimberly Canary.


The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:
Cooperative Funding Public
Meeting: Governing Board
members will discuss, evaluate
and prioritize fiscal year 2013
requests for project funding in
the northern counties of
SWFWMD.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February
7, 2012; 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Headquar-
ters, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, FL 34604
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting:
WaterMatters.org Boards,
Meetings & Event
Calendar;1 (800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211
For more information, you may
contact: Lori,Manuel@watermat-
ters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only)
or (352)796-7211, x4604 (Ad
Order EXE0188)
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting or hearing,
he/she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ing is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence from which the appeal is to
be issued.
Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for
in the Americans with Disabilities
Act should contact the District's
Human Resources Director, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida
34604-6899; telephone (352)
796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-
1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD
(FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or
email to ADACoordinator
@swfwmd.state.fl.us 1:26c
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NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final Agency Action is approval of the Agricultural on
14 acres to serve Citrus known as Roy and Wendy H. Petteway. The project is located
in Hardee County, Section(s) 18 Township 34S South, Range 26E East. The permit
applicant is Roy and Wendy H. Petteway whose address is 2150 Ramon Petteway Rd.
Zolfo Springs,.FL 33890. The permit No. is _270171.002_.
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District) 170 Century Blvd. Bartow, FL 33830-7700 .
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's action regarding this
matter may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code (FA.C.),
of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the
District's action, or proposed action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person
requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise com-
ply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by
the Agency Clerk of the District at the District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within 14 days
for an Environmental Resource Permit with Proprietary Authorization for the use of
Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may.have to request a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action,
the filing of a petition means that the District's final action may be different from the
position taken by it in this notice of agency action. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the District in this matter have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute
regarding the District's action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a request
for hearing.
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January 26, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 11A


Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann Gregg


FCA RANCH RODEO FINALS PART DEUX
I feel it necessary to cover all the pageantry and mention all
the dignitaries, but let's get down to the good stuff who won
what!
As I inentioned last column, each of the teams performed in
four of the eight events on Friday night, then finished up the
remaining four events on Saturday night at the Silver Spurs Arena
in Kissimmee at the Florida Cattlemen's Association fourth annual
Ranch Rodeo Finals.
First event is the bronc riding. Dennis Carlton Jr. of the
Belflower Cattle team placed fourth with a score of 63 not bad
considering the winning score was only a 72. 1 must point out that
the top two cowboys in this event are saddle bronc riders in the
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, so the "amateur" cow-
boys have some tough competition.
Robert Fussell of the M&?' Cattle team was using a different
style saddle, and it did make a .ierence. He garnered a score of


Pat Thomas (on horseback) holds the wild colt as it
attempts to rear up. Jay Belflower and Slade Bronson run
in to hold it, while Dennis Carlton Jr. holds his saddle.
Belflower Cattle won this event.


The Belflower Cattle team with new custom breast col-
lars for taking second place overall. Shown (from left) are
Florida Cattlemen's Association President Don Quincey,
FCA Sweetheart Kaitlynn Gill, Dennis Carlton Jr., Slade
Bronson, Jay Belflower, Chass Bronson, Pat Thomas and
Florida CattleWomen Inc. President Wendy Petteway.


53 (a low score for the ride he had!), placing him seventh in this
event. Cody Storey of the Stevens Land & Cattle team came in at
I th with a score of 46. (Note to Matt Carlton: Come back next
year, and this event could easily be yours!)
Next up was the team roping and branding event. The female
team member stands in a branding circle on the edge of the arena.
Wherever the team ropes the calf, she runs out to it with a brand-'
ing iron (dipped in white powder), brands it, and runs back to the
circle, with the time stopping when she returns.
The winning time was 36.46 seconds, but that calf, once
roped, ran right over to the branding circle, and all she had to do
was reach out and smack it with the iron! Stevens Land (made up
of Charles Robert Stevens III, Billy'Adams, Chance Wright, Cody
Storey and Lynette Tindall) came.in ninth with a time of 49.17 sec-
onds, and Belflower Cattle .11th with a time of 58.30 seconds.
M&N Cattle had a rough go of it, receiving a no-time as the calf
crossed back over the line.
Then we go to team doctoring. This was won with an incredi-
ble time of 9.31 seconds. Not far behind was M&N Cattle with
12.59 seconds, but they had a five-second penalty for catching only
one hind leg, landing them in fourth place. Ninth place fell to
Stevens Land in 35.27 seconds, and Belflower took llth place in
39.22 seconds. This team was made up of Jay Belflower, Dennis
Carlton Jr., Pat Thomas, and Chass and Slade Bronson. All three
teams received the five-seond penalty for catching only one hind
leg.
Double mugging is my favorite event those bovines really
throw and drag the teams around, for much entertainment! Luke
Cantu, Peck Harris, Robert Fussell and Christy and Clay Newsome


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
Robert Fussell holds the cow by the horns while Clay
Newsome holds her by the rope and Luke Cantu runs in
with the milk bottle. The M&N Cattle team completed the
wild-cow milking event in 1:13.56, as their cow laid down
but the rules require a cow to be standing when milked.


M&N Cattle team members proudly display their belt
buckles for winning the team sorting event in 37.81 sec-
onds. Shown (from left) are Florida Cattlemen's
Association President Don Quincey, FCA Sweetheart
Kaitlynn Gill, Peck Harris, Robert Fussell, Luke Cantu,
Christy and Clay Newsome and Florida CattleWomen Inc.
President Wendy Petteway.


will vouch for that. That steer kept trying to return to the herd, and
it took everything they had to keep it from crossing back over the
line, resulting in a no-time. Belflower was third in one minute 5.79
seconds, and Stevens Land was eighth with 1:43.66.
The team sorting event boded well for M&N Cattle, who won
this event with an impressive time of 37.81 seconds. Christy and
Luke, along with their equine partners, deserve the credit for this
win! Belflower was fifth in 1:20.70, and Stevens Land took a no-
time, as the steers crossed the line out of order.
The relay race had two teams riding side-by-side, and the wild
cow milking and wild colt riding events released four teams out of
the chutes simultaneously, so no times were announced. But
Belflower Cattle won this matter event, and even landed rider
Dennis Carlton Jr. over the railings into the alleyway, for a hard
landing.
As has become common in the ranch rodeos, each event was
won by a different team, leaving no clear-cut winner. Belflower
Cattle took second place overall, winning leather breastcollars, and
both M&N and Belflower won belt buckles for their individual
event wins.
Congratulations to all of our teams, and hope to see you back
this year!
The ranch rodeo season starts in February don't forget the
one on Friday night, Feb. 24, as part of the Hardee County Fair.
See you there!
Keep these "Bits," boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg
in on your events and achievements, and she'll keep you covered.
Reach her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding,
Cowboys and Cowgirls!


Billy Adams and Charles Robert Stevens III swing their
ropes to catch the calf in the team roping and branding
event. Stevens Land & Cattle garnered a time of 49.17.


1/ PIONEER PARK BAYS


v_ c COVER ART CONTEST

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

itt i iiii ADULT DIVISION


-- 1 Publication of your work on the front cover.
Your photo and biographical story inside.

.I Second place: $50 Cash.
S* Publication of your winning entry Inside the special section.

...I ,L- 2 "JThird place: $25 Cash.
SPublication of your winning entry Inside the special section.
CHILDREN'S DIVISION (12 AND UNDER)
A week-long pass to Pioneer Park Days, publication of the artwork, plus ...

First place: $25 Cash.
SPublication on the back cover.
44 Second place: $15 Cash.

Third place: $10 Cash.


RULES:

0/ o 1) Open to all ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter.
0l 2) Artwork must be original.
SI 3) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must
be depicted.

li I1T11t 1'Mii.. ...t1. l1 i lllr-r inttnil Um: 4) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker.
MMyVntI hieTr ,,of' ()aucIiul 5) Art MUST fill an area 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high, including lettering
which reads "Pioneer Park Days 2012." (Drawing must be VERTICAL!)

JUDGES 6) Deadline is Friday, Feb. 17, at noon.

JANE LONG PIONEER PARK DAYS DIRECTOR TO ENTER:
SUSAN W. ROBERTS SENIOR CIRCUIT JUDGE FOR 1 OTH JUDICIAL Make sure the division, name, address and daytime phone number of the artist are attached to the drawing.
CIRCUIT AND SEVENTH-GENERATION FLORIDIAN Bring entries in person to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, or mail to Cover Art
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The City of Wauchula is requesting bids for 1 lot
of used pine lumber of various sizes and lengths.
The lumber can be seen by contacting Wayne
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781-1738.
Bids may be mailed to 126 S. 7th Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, attention: City Clerk.
All bids need to be marked pine lumber bid. Bids
considered must be received by February 10,
2012 at 11:00am.
The City of Wauchula reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and.
the award, if an award is made, will be made in
the best interest of the City of Wauchula.
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12A The Herald-Advocate, January 26, 2012


Kids! Go Out & Count

Birds This Winter
By JESSICA BASHAM feeder. Make it a family event and take
Special To The Herald-Advocate mom or dad outside with you.
One, two, three, four: cardinals, Things to have handy: binoculars,
finches and chickadees..How many bird guides and checklists to keep track
birds can you count in your back yard of the kind of birds you see and how
this winter? many you count. If you plan to be out-
While you may not hear their bois- side for a long period of time, take a
terous whistles and tweets like you do blanket to sit on and a cup of hot choco-
in spring, birds are still in your back late!
yard. Your yard may look gloomy and You can also join the Florida
dull this time of year, but there are Wildlife Commission's Wings Over
bright spots, or feathers, to see! Florida program or become a
In fact, many species of birds // Junior Birder by visiting
are arriving from as far away 'N FloridaBirdingTrail.com and
as Canada. It is migration -.; -' selecting "Birding
season, when many of our '"- Resources" in the left-hand
feathered friends travel to the BAC R menu; then click on "Wings
warm state of Florida to Over Florida." That is where
escape the frozen, snowy North. you can learn about the Junior
What might you see bustling and Birder Program and download a
flitting around your yard? Well, you copy of the Bird Detective checklist.
might set your sights on a yellow-bel- Another opportunity to count birds in
lied sapsucker, a migratory woodpecker your back yard happens Feb. 17-20. The
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By MASON GOUGH
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I chose to interview my great-uncle,
Alexander Mays, otherwise known as
Uncle A.M.
Uncle A.M. is my dad's uncle, and
he was born on July 14, 1921. He was
born in
Hardee '
County. Bo Il- le
People that
have had the
pleasure to meet my great-uncle A.M.
speak very highly of him and are
always glad to exchange stories about
him.
Uncle A.M. went to school here in
Hardee County and when I asked him
how did he get back and forth from
school, he told me that he walked five
miles each way on an.old dirt road. His
dad was a farmer and raised cattle from
all across the state of Florida. Uncle
A.M. wore whatever his mom could
buy or stitch together for him, and he
says that there really wasn't any kind of
"style" back then.
Uncle A.M. graduated from high
school but he can't remember the exact
date of when he graduated, although he
says it was a long time ago! After high
school Uncle A.M. joined the U.S.
Army, where he served for many years
and when he was discharged he was at
the rank of a staff sergeant.
While serving in the Army, Uncle
A.M. saw action in World War II. He
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said that he was deployed in the sum-
mer of 1942. He told me of a story of
where he was captured by the Germans
sometime around January of 1943. He
said that there was a German Shepherd
guard dog that if they could get a hold
of it, that they would of eaten the dog.
He said to give you an understanding
of how rough it was, when he entered
the camp he weighed around 220
pounds and when he left he only
weighed 92 pounds. When the German
camp was seized, he said all he remem-
bers is going into the kitchen and mix-
ing sugar ir i tub of lard and eating it
whole.
I asked Uncle A.M. how come the
Germans didn't feed them, and he said
that it wasn't that they didn't want to
feed you, but -they didn't have anything
to feed them. Their daily portions were
usually a piece of cornbread and soup
that consisted of a couple vegetables
and horsemeat or bones.
When I asked Uncle A.M. what his
return home was like, he said, "It was
amazing!"
He currently is retired and he lives
with his girlfriend, Lisa, in Orlando.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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iday, January 26, 2012


How Does The County Fare?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It takes about 150 people to
keep Hardee County running
efficiently.
That number includes the five
Hardee County Commissioners,
administration and a half dozen
or so directors and more than
130 line employees, the back-
bone of'the county.
What.each does and their
effect on the county are includ-
ed in the 40-page 2010-11
annual report which was pre-
sented at last week's evening
County Commission meeting.
The full text is included in the
agenda packet from last week's
meeting and can be seen at
www.hardeeclerk.com and fol-
lowing the links just above the
picture of the courthouse.
The annual report is only
about the county offices, not
those of the other elected offi-
cials, the Sheriff, Tax Collector,
Property Appraiser, Supervisor
of Elections or Clerk of Courts.
The county anticipated $34.7
million in revenue but actually
received $31.8 in the last fiscal
year. It anticipated spending
$43.4 million because of the
carry-over of funds for certain
projects, but actually only
spend $34 million. Besides
property and other types of
taxes, revenue include fines and
fees, federal and state grants,
interest on designated reserve
funds, special assessments and
other income.
Following is a resume of the
major facilities and capital proj-
ects for the last fiscal year, Oct.
1, 2010-Sept. 30, 2011. Related
information is on the county
website www.hardeecounty.net.
The county offices are in
Annex I, Annex II and various
other locations in the county.
These include such varied
activities as the landfill, emer-
gency services, purchasing,
parks, facilities, building and
code enforcement, personnel.
information technology, min-
,,...,;ag,-. planning,- utilities and,
transportation.


CAPITAL PROJECTS
One of the biggest jobs is
roads. In the past fiscal year.
there was $1.7 million work on
repaving Florida Avenue and
completion of the $1.3 million
work on Steve Roberts Special.
There were also four youth
baseball fields, improvements
at Pioneer Park, and utility
expansions in Wauchula Hills
Subdivision.
ADMINISTRATIVE
SERVICES
Obviously, this is headed by
County Manager Lex Albritton,
who meets weekly with all the
department heads, not just those
immediately related to manage-
ment.
One such is the office of
management and budget headed
by Finance Director Janice
Williamson. This small group is
responsible for all budget,
amendments, assisting in pre-
paring the annual budget, debt
schedules, maintaining the solid
waste assessment tax roll, and
constantly updating an invento-
ry of all the county's tangible
and intangible assets.
Another small office is
human resources, another name
for personnel. This three-person
staff at the Hanchey Road office
advertises job openings, re-
ceives applications, completes
job interviews, prepares pay-
rolls and appropriate deduc-
tions, processes worker's com-
pensation, liability, property
and accident claims, ensures
that all employees have a safe
environment, conducts union
negotiations and maintains per-
sonnel records. That office also
coordinates the Pioneer Park
Days planning, concessions,
vendor rentals, etc.
The nearby small purchasing
department handles everything
to do with bids, requests for
proposals or qualifications, and
vehicle, vendor and supplies for
the county. In one year, it
processed 2.500 requisitions
and issued 2,200 purchase
'orders as.well as prepared obso-
lete equipment for surplus auc-


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Enrolled since 1979
BS Accounting
863-773-6661


tions.
The Information. geographic
and technology services staff is
responsible to know where the
roads, rivers, fire hydrants, traf-
fic signs, culverts. flood zones.
election districts, zoning and
other information is for each
resident's property. It intercon-
nects all the county depart-
ments. prepares addressing and
planning maps. census data and
keeps other needed information
at fingertips for each employee
or resident who needs them.
PUBLIC SAFETY
This huge department is cen-
tered at the small Emergency
Management Operations Center
off West Orange Street just east
of Courthouse Annex I. Fire-
Chief Michael Choate doubles
as Public Safety director and
,works with the staff there and at
the three fire stations in meeting
the disaster and emergency
medical/fire needs of the com-
munity.
Whether it is preparation for
a hurricane or other natural or a
man-made disaster such as an
overturned fuel or hazardous
material truck, Hardee County
is prepared to meet whatever
comes up. The fire stations in
Wauchula, Zolfo Springs and
Bowling Green have a combat
staff of 39, 13 firefighters/emer-
gency personnel per 24-hour
shift. There are also fire inspec-
tions, constant resupply of
emergency vehicles, training
and other tasks to be handled as
well.
Under public safety is the
animal control department,
which impounded 906 dogs and
cats, included 164 surrendered
by their owners. Officers from
the county and Wauchula com-
bine efforts and processed 913
complaints, with 54 citations,
79 written warnings and 11 cor-
rection notices. There were 33
bite cases and quarantine cases
and six animal attacks handled
last year. There were 74 cats
and dogs adopted in the last fis-
cal year, but there were 514
euthanized for various reasons,


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PUBLIC WORKS
There are.30 timber bridges
among the 70 in Hardee County
to be maintained by the works
department. who is also respon-
sible for 309 miles of paved
roads and 194 miles of unpaved
roads, numerous culverts and
driveway or utility connections.
bulk waste pickup around the
county. traffic lights and signs
to be kept up and right-of-way
and road closure requests.
Fleet maintenance workers
are responsible for vehicle
maintenance in the shop and out
in the field, everything from
huge graders and fire trucks to
small machines. In the 2010-11
fiscal year, it included 445 road
calls, four overtime service
calls and 2,055 work orders.
The facilities department is
responsible for all the county-
owned buildings and the land
around them. It constructs new
buildings as well as maintains
others, with their lighting and
heating systems, the baseball
fields and parks and a host of
miscellaneous projects.
Utilities are also part of pub-
lic safety, providing water and
wastewater and treatment plants
at Wauchula Hills and Van-
dolah.
Finally, there is. the landfill,
more properly called the Solid
Waste Departrfent. In one year,
it handled nearly 17,000 tons of
trash, plus another 1,500 tons of
wood and yard matter, con-
struction debris, waste tires,
electronics and household haz-
ardous waste materials. There's
closure and monitoring of the
first 13.2-acre landfill section,
operating the second section
and preparing to open the third
one, processing of leachate
water, monitoring ground water
and similar challenges.
Recycling is important of
what the landfill staff does. In


one year. that included 61 tons
of scrap metal. 62 tons of card-
board. 30 tons of news print,
115 tons of electronics and a
half ton of acid batteries. It also
safely collects used needles
(from insulin and other uses).
GROWTH
MANAGEMENT
Planning. zoning, code en-
forcement. building, mining
and visioning are all under the
purview of Planning Director
Kevin Denny.
That includes preparation of
unified land development
codes. Special Exceptions, site
development plans rezones. and
providing zoning and land use
information to residents who
request them. Visioning is help-
ing to look-at the county's long-
range future a:.d what can be
expected in the next 30 to 60
years.
The building and code
enforcement office ensures that
all buildings meet state codes.
Last year, it issued 772 permits,
closed out 435, completed
3,862 inspections and became
current on all code complaints.
The small mining department
is responsible to process all
applications for mining and
monitor all mining activities,
including water quality, and
coordinate with state and
regional agencies also working
on mining activities.
COMMUNITY
SERVICES
This is a conglomerate of all
the miscellaneous resources and
services for the community.
Under director Janet Gilliard,
that includes everything from
housing grants, first-time
homeowners, mortgage assis-
tance, processing and monitor-
ing of legislative, federal and
state grants for many county
departments, counseling on
homebuyer preparation, and
,other assistance to help people


obtain or maintain their homes.
The County Extension office
works with adults and children
in the 4-H programs around the
county. It conducts seminars on
citrus. pesticides, equipment
safety, substance abuse and
pregnancy prevention, summer
youth camp. nutrition and
recruitment of volunteers.
The Hardee County has
64,775 items in its collections
for children, teens and adults,
whether it is books, magazine
tapes, CDs, reference mater
for students, the home scl
and children's story times
maintains access to the He
land Library Cooperative
obtain materials not avail;
locally.
Whether its Pioneer Park, its
wildlife refuge and museum,
Hardee Lakes, Hardee Park,
Magnolia Manor Park or others,
the county maintains a variety
of cultural, informational and
recreational opportunities for its
citizens. Pioneer Park Days is a
nearly weeklong extravaganza
of interesting memorabilia,
music, antique cars and equip-
ment, and flea markets. There's
Florida Frontiersmen demon-
strations and many others avail-
able.
The Soil and Water Conser-
vation and Veterans Services
offices are in Annex II and offer
a variety of services for ranch-
ers, grovers and veterans.
County probation has served
the county misdemeanor and
traffic court offenders since
1977, helping them to become
employed, meet their court-
ordered responsibilities for
fines and fees, community serv-
ice or evaluations. Community
service provides help to the
county road department and at
Pioneer Park.


Sponsored by: Hardee County Fair Assocation

Entries must be submitted by Hardee County/Winter Residents.
Those residing in the county for less than six months must
submit under the winter resident category.





Categories
Winter Residents Mixed Media
Adults Charcoals, Pen, Ink, Pastels, Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor,
I Photography Abstract, Floral, Landscape, Animal, and People.
luniors (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) Mixed Media, Drawing, Painting
and Photography.
Beginners (Pre-K, K and Grades 1-2) Mixed Media, Drawing,
Painting and Photography.

Guidelines
Paintings-Must be original work, not reprints. Should be unframed and mounted on
stretcher frame with hanging wire on back. Both oil and water will be accepted.

Photography-Must be matted on heavy black material. Border should be one inch
minimum to allow for display. No glue should be used to adhere photos to black
material.

Student Art Must be matted on black mat, unframed, and with at least a one inch
border to allow hanging

Exhibitors must include names and contact information on the back
of all work.

Exhibitors are limited to three entries total in all categories.

Exhibitors should be non-professional artists residing in the county. No entries
accepted from anyone selling work professionally.
All Junior and Beginner entries will be selected by the art teachers at the student's
respective schools and should be submitted on February 1 'h as well.
Judging
Judging will be done under the supervision of the Fair Board by an out of county
judge.
Awards
First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded in each judged category.
Honorable mention awards are given at the discretion of the judges.

"Best of Show" ribbons will be awarded.

No work will be accepted after 12:00 pm on February 11, 2012
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Schedule of Weekly Services -


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

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ...................6:(X) 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:(0) p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 .- 375-2253
SUNDAY:
Bible Study ......................... 9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship .............1..0:45 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 aim.
Morning Worship ................11:0) 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 ................I 1:0( .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 Esludio Biblico ..........7:00 p.m.
Micrcoles Esludior Juvenil.....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 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
SIGLE IA PENTECOTES
VISION POR LAS ALMAS
149 Bedger Loop 448-2831
Servicio Domingos ...............7:30 p.m.
Jueves (Ensefianza Biblica) ..................
..............................................7:30 p.m .
LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ :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.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................6:00 p.m.

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
uy g Worp ..................6:00 p.i.
S~dnsday
AWANA for Kids ..............6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time....... .7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luthet- 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 ....11:0X) 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:
MWIildneskiy 'I v in g 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.finor locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
M morning Worship ................ I1:00 a.m.
Evening Worslhip ...............6: :00 p.m1.
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.
Wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ..............I 1:30 a'inm.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class .......7:00 p.m.
Men Leadetlrs/hip & Tr'aimning 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....l.':00 a.m.
Sunday E\ening Ser\ ice........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................1:30 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. 773-2104.
Sunday School ..................10:0 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 11:0 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY: -.
Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................I11:00 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,5, .,...,,, .....,\d ...... .:,,t 0 t rO ;
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
S 1121 W. Louislana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafd Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-Sth Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast ..........................10:45 a.m .
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ............................ 10:45 a.m .
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ..................6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PrcK- 12th grade ............6:30-8:00 p.m.


FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
.511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
M morning Service .................. 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
139' 773.9386.
Sunday School ....:, ..........9:00 a.m.
'Morning Worship ............10:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church

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

THE GOSPIELTABERNACLE
810 W. Tennessee St. 86,.735-1158:
SMorning Ser'iie ..b........... :00 aln


, .e S.J.|:. cr, ,7.. 1' 0 p.m .

HEARTLAND
*COMIMMNITY CHURCH,
1262t W.Main St. ,-767165b 0 .
Coffee & Donuts ...... '.. ......... :00 a.m.'
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
S''Worship ......... ............ 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
Crossroads &
,Lighthouse Mill.:................7:100 p.m. "


W UCHULA
HIGHER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Nilht Bible Stud\ ........6:30 p.m.

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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

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

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Service ...................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 ..............1.. 1:00 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.. 5 a.m.
Morning Worship Service .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service .....6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(A ll A ges) ..........................7:00 p.m .



NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children ministries lit .ll services
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship
(lIt & 3r Sun.) ..................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1 I: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 ......................1.. 1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays..................9:00 a.m.
Spnday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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


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

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p:m.
(Spanish) ......7:00 p.m.
Sunday(English) .................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) .................. 11:00 a.m .
(Creole) .............. ...... 1:00 p.m.
atecisl o .............................9:45 a.m .
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


WAUCHULA

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH.
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School .....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
SQUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday Worship. .................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.'
IABERNACLE'Ot
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 ............... 11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ................................10:00 a.m .
(UKEWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 p.m.
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ...................0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1.....1:00 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 ...............11:00 a.m.
Training Union ....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544
Gospel Music ......................10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................. 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FOX MEMORIAL
HOLINESS CHURCH
2344 Merle Langford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 a.m..
Sunday Night Woiship .........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................I1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
LIFE CHANGING WORSHIPCENTER
3426 Oak St. -863-832-9808
Sunday Worship ....................2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
W orship ................................1 1:00 a.m .
Evening .................................. :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
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................I I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m:

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

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


SEEDS
FROM
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SOWER

SMihelrA.Gui"d
Mreur. etwria'


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liberal candidate in 1832, was
greeted with such indifference by
the British electorate, that he
became the first person to poll no
votes in a general election.
But there's another person who
deserves no votes --- the devil.
The Lord's voting foryou, and the
devil's voting for you. You must
take sides. Pilate raised a
question that must be answered
by every person: "What shall I do
with Jesus?"
The choice lies between eternal
delight and eternal despair, the
Lord and the devil.
To reject the Lord is to vote for-.
the devil. You will receive the Lord,
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On a freezing winter morning there a possibility
that we might awaken to snow softly falling and
the weatherman calling for a deep accumulation.
Cancellations abound; children cheer as their
parents groan. Though some of us look forward to
days like this. they are a source of inconvenience for
many Snowy weather can add to our stress. yet. when
we are "snowed in" we have an opportunity for togeth-
erness that we otherwise wouldn't. We can enjoy the
break from life's pace and give thanks to God for the
beauty of His earth.

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Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
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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. 22, Adrian Perez, 34, of Lowes Cabins, Wauchula, and
Ruben Cruz, 25, of 1840 Stansfield Ave., Wauchula, were arrested
by Dep. Juan Castillo and each charged with larceny--petit theft.
Jan. 22, Ignacio Lopez-Carrillo, 33, of 4425 Dixiana Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged
with battery.
Jan. 22, burglary of a conveyance on SR 62, a robbery/holdup
on Smith Road, a fight at Pine Cone Trailer Park Road, and a theft
on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 21, Donaciano Peralta-Martinez, 29, of 309 W. Jones St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Jesse
DeBoom and charged with DUI and another traffic violation.
Jan. 21, Mario Marco Garcia-Amaya, 33, of 124 Fox St., Ona,
was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward on a charge of violation of pro-
bation.
Jan. 21, a vehicle stolen on Pine Cone Trailer Park Road, and
a theft on Hardee Street were reported.
Jan. 20, a stolen tag was reported.

Jan. 19, thefts on Ninth Street West, U.S. 17 South, Keene
Road and U.S. 17 North were reported.
Jan. 18, Ernesto DeSantiago, 27, of 4621 Pine Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested on two counts of violation of probation and
two driving violations:
Jan. 18, Sergio Barrios Ambriz, 27, of 11 N. Palmetto St., Fort
Meade, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott and charged with viola-
tion of probation.
Jan. 18, Sergio Martinez, 34, of 508 Godwin Court, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Arnold and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Jan. 18, a residential burglary on Schontag Road, and thefts on
Ridge Street, Altman Road and U.S. 17 North were reported.
Jan. 17, Isidro Ramos-Renteria, 35, of 250 Maxwell Dr., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with bat-
tery.
Jan. 17, Carol Lynn Staton, 46, of 2536 Clifton Bryan Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of
marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a
weapon/ammo by a convicted felon.
Jan. 17, Jesse Gene Roberts, 41, of 2536 Clifton Bryan Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley on a charge of
withholding support of children.
Jan. 17, a fight on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, criminal
mischief on Hickory Street and thefts on Maxwell Drive and on
Franklin Street were reported.

Jan. 16, a residential burglary on Magnolia Street and a busi-
ness burglary on U.S. 17 North were reported.
WAUCHULA
Jan. 22, Kevin Donald Oviatt, 34, of 236 Airport Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with pos-
session of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a traf-
fic violation.


Jan. 21, Jerry Wayne Purser, 42, of 630 Grove St.. Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. 'Justin Wyatt and charged with DUI.
Jan. 21, Christopher Hernandez, 28, of 162 S. Bailey Road.
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Spencer and charged with
two counts aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and grand
theft of a vehicle. At the jail, Dep. John McLeod detained
Hernandez on a charge of resisting an officer without violence.

Jan. 20, fights on East Bay Street and North Ninth Avenue.
criminal mischief on East Main Street, and thefts on High Street
and on East Main Street were reported.

Jan. 19, Julius Robert Merchant, 24, of 311 Georgia St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jennifer Stanley on an out-of-
county warrant.
Jan. 19, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Jan. 18, Kenneth Wade Bodiford, 45, of 504 N. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with
trespassing on a structure/conveyance.
Jan. 18, a theft on LaPlaya Drive was reported.

Jan. 17, Nuel Loyd King, 42, of 801 SR 66, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Ofc. Eric Thompson and charged with domestic
battery.
Jan. 17, residential burglaries in two locations on North 10th
Avenue were reported.

Jan. 16, Betty Sue Pace, 38, of 700 E. Townsend St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Eric Thompson and charged with two
counts of possession of drugs without a prescription.
Jan. 16, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 22, criminal mischief on Pleasant Way was reported.

Jan. 20, a residential burglary on Dixiana Drive was reported.






For the week ended January 19, 2012
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipt totaled 9,340 com-
pared to 11,213 last week, and 8,531 last year. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to one week ago, slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher, bulls 1.00
to 2.00 higher, feeder steers 2.00 to 4.00 higher, heifers steady to
2.00 higher, steer calves and heifer calves 2.00 to 5.00 higher,
replacement cows 3.00 to 8.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Slaughter Cows:
64.00-74.00

Slaughter Bulls:
84.00-99.00


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 185.00-245.00
300-400 Ibs 165.00-225.00
400-500 Ibs 145.00-192.00
500-600 lbs 135.00-170.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
,00-300 Ibs 155.00-220.00
300-400 Ibs 140.00-180.00
400-500 Ibs 130.00-160.00
500-600 Ibs 119.00-146.00

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COUNTY COURT
There were no marriage
licenses issued recently in the
office of the county court.
The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
TCG Country Walk vs.
Sateria Moore, default judg-
ment for removal of tenant.
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
vs. William and Velma New-
comb Miller, dismissed.
Florida Sales & Rental Inc.
vs. Terry Harrison and TWH
Construction Inc., dismissed:
There was no misdemeanor
court as it was trial week.
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Juanita Esquivel vs. Thomas
Esquivel, petition for injunction
for protection.
HSBC Bank USA vs. Don-
nell T. Patton Sr., petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Marisol Uscanga-Osorio vs.
Othoniel Sala-Vlazquez, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Gabriel Collins vs. Kenneth
Tucker and the state Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC),
petition to review inmate situa-
tion.
Antonio Brown vs. Kenneth
Tucker and DOC, petition to
review inmate situation.
Patti Jo Ready vs. Joshua
Ready, petition for injunctiofi
for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Pedro Cleto and the state


Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Maria E. Cleto, voluntary
dismissal.
Leona Katherine Knarr and
DOR vs. Debra Knarr, volun-
tary dismissal.
Angelita Zambrano and
DOR vs. Alfonso Lopez Jr., vol-
untary dismissal.
Louis Edward Stephens and
Elizabeth Ann Stephens, di-
vorce.
Deanna D. Turner and DOR
vs. Christopher L. Norton,
order.
Jennifer L. Watson and Keith
M. Watson, divorce.
Severiano Everett Rivera and
Sara Alicia Prieto Rivera, order.
Aldoray Montina Lewis and
Michelle B. Lewis, order.
Ada Lorine Dees and DOR
vs. Andrew Bernard White, vol-
untary dismissal.

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

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Varghese E. and Thankamma
Mathai to Larry G. Fiegel,
$70,000.
Keith Scott and Debra Ann
Parker to J. Jesus G. and
Luciana Jaimes, $144,200.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation to 3B Housing LLC,
$42,199.
Marjorie Marie Talcott and
James C. Davis to Duane C. and
Rebecca M. Thomas, $60,000.
Timothy P. and Shanna R.
Staton to Doyle and Teresa G.
Staton, $71,000.
Durrance & Whidden Pro-
perties LLC to Justin K.
Durrance II, $30,400.
K.J. Rentals Inc. to Saul
Hernandez-Moreno and Dalia
Gonzalez-Carrillo, $18,000.


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Soccer Girls Bow

Out At District


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Their improvement over the
season was obvious.
Nevertheless, the Hardee
girs soccer squad could not
advance in the Class 2A,
Region 3 District 10 playoffs
last week.
Hardee faced off last Mon-
day, Jan. 16, against fourth-
seeded Mulberry, at the host
Frostproof field. Other schools
in the competition were Avon
Park, DeSoto, Lake Placid,
McKeel, and Frostproof.
When Hardee played against
Mulberry in the season opener
back on Nov. 15, it was a lop-
sided 8-0 loss. Since then, the
Hardee girls consistently im-
proved, losing 1-0 to Mulberry
in early December. They also
lost 8-0 in their first outing
against district second-seed
Frostproof and came back to
lose only 4-0 in early January,
one of only a handful of teams
not shut out by halftime by the
talented Lady Bulldog team.
At the first-round game last
week, Hardee battled evenly
with Mulberry for most of the
game. The only score was on a


deflected ball pht in the net by
Lady Panther Jenteal Hudson.
The Mulberry win pitted
them against top-seeded Lake
Placid, while DeSoto. which
downed Avon Park had to take
on second-seeded Frostproof.
Mulberry upset Lake Placid 3-1
and Frostproof downed DeSoto
3-1. Frostproof won the district
championship 4-2 on penalty
kicks after a scoreless game.
For Hardee, all is not lost, as
second-year coach Nicole,
"Niki" Aubry has a large squad
returning. She will lose Sabrina
Hernandez, Maria Anselmo,
Monica Soria, Sasha Castanon,
Brenda Zamora and Marisela
Santiago to graduation, but
returns a host of underclass-
men.
Expected back are Andrea
Castaneda, Alejandra Casta-
neda, Cristal Huerta, Sylvia
Alvarez, Shayann Rivera,
Isabel Abel, Ana Galvez,
Addison Aubry, Kayleen
Prestridge, Rurya Olivarez,
Guadalupe Rosales, Diana
Chavez, Elizaabeth Alvarez,
Marisela Ramos, Veronica
Rivera, Lisvet Anton and
Maribel Diego.


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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-
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ESMERALDO LOPEZ
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
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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
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Teresa Gaitan Stacy Sharp
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Supervisor of Elections
311 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, FL.
Dates and Times:
Monday thru Saturday
January 16th 21st and 23rd 28th
9 AM-5 PM
AS A REMINDER!
The Presidential Preference Primary Election
will be open to Republican voters ONLY!
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections

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311 N. Avda sexta., Wauchula, FL
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El sabado de thru de lunes
16 De enero 21 y 23 28
9 A.M-5 PM
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Greetings from Fort Green!
Our weather, as yours, has
been beautiful. We met Sher-
man's children over in Sebring
last. Saturday night for supper,
and a man was standing outside
the restaurant in the crowd
when we came out. Sherman
had to put something in the
truck and I was waiting on him;
the man said you can tell the
locals. We all have on long
sleeves and a light jacket and
the ones down for the season
are in shorts and sleeveless
tops, and that is right. Even
though the middle the day is
perfect, it is still cold in the
morning and at night!
Our sincere sympathy is
extended to Rebecca Yake on
the death of her grandfather. He
was 92. Her son, Jeremiah,
spent the weekend with grand-
parents Mark and Charlotte
Hogenauer. They enjoyed play-
ing with him.
Little 11-year-old Destiny
Fields is having surgery on Feb..
13 at All Children's Hospital.
She is in need of blood, 0-posi-
tive type. If anyone can donate,
please do so by Feb. 10. You
can go to any bloodmobile or


the florida Blooa Service, just
be sure and tell them who needs
the credit. You may call Des-
tiny's mother at (863) 473-1185
for more information.
Sharon Adams is home from
the hospital but is still not feel-
ing on top of the world. Sharon
Lee is in such pain, she is taking
morphine. Arthur Womack is
home from Blake Hospital.
Please pray for all of these.
On a happier note, Tom and
Sharon Lynn are home from
their extended vacation. Since
Sharon has retired, they stay on
the road. They went to Alabama
to visit with Tom's sister, who is
in a nursing home. There are no
camping facilities nearby but
there is a beautiful old cemetery
across the road. Tom just drove
over and they spent the night
and were able to visit some
more the next morning! They
also spend a month and a half
down south in the "swamp" on
their hunting place. They said
they are back at home to stay,
for a short while anyway!
CF Industries put on a super
feast for their C.A.P. members.
We all agreed that the Christ-
mas dinner is superb and their


2 Weightlifters At Districts


employees cook the steak for
That, but this one outdid it! We
all had a wonderful time and
really appreciate this company.
They do a lot of good for our
community.
Calli Skipper was sporting a
beautiful new ring. She was
married last Sunday and I
believe she said it was going to
be at her grandmother's home.
Chrysta Chancey celebrated a
birthday last Monday. Her
mother, Betty Walker, sorta
threw our pastor for a loop
when she said "my youngest
daughter" has a birthday. It took
a minute and then Betty told
him Chrysta!
We are all happy that Billy
Line is still well enough to
attend church. Leigh Ann, his
wife, was under the weather last
Sunday.
Joe Choate had a very mov-
ing service last Thursday. Deb-
bie had a very sweet message in
the obituary. She ended it, "it's
not goodbye, but I'll be seeing
you." Our sympathy is extend-
ed to all the family.
There will/be a baby shower
Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall for Kim and Duane
Alexander. She had a girl.
Feb. 5 is Mildred Cooper's
96th birthday. I have mentioned
this before, but church is start-
ing early on that date to allow
time for all the special music.
Morning service will begin at
10:45 and then we will have a
covered-dish dinner immediate-
ly following the morning serv-
ice. Several quartets and indi-
viduals will sing some of her
favorite songs. If at all possi-
ble, we would love for you to
attend. It goes without saying,
but no gifts! Her family is fur-
nishing the meat.
Feb. 12, the next Sunday, we
will have a Valentine Banquet.
This is a moneymaker for the
youth and the cost is $6. The
menu will be grilled chicken,
dressing, green beans, rolls,
dessert and tea. Also on Feb.
12, our Spring Revival begins
with Brother Randy Perry
preaching.
Please pray for each other,
our nation and the military.


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of Hardee girls faced
heavy opposition in the 22-team
District 8 weightlifting compe-
tition on Tuesday. Results were
not available at press time.
Only Kristen Dukes and
Merislene Cimeus were able to
survive the sub-district meet in
LaBelle on Jan. 13. Brooke
Knight lost out on a tie-breaker
and missed a change to advance
to the huge district meet.
Dukes, in the 110 weight
class, and Cimeus, in the 129
weight class, will be challenged
by lifters advancing from those
in District 8, which includes
Avon Park, Bradenton Bay-
shore, Braden River, Sarasota
Booker, Charlotte, DeSoto,
LaBelle, Lake Placid, Lake-
wood Ranch, Lemon Bay,
Bradenton Manatee, North Port,
Palmetto. Port Charlotte, Sara-


sota Riverview, Sarasota, Na-
ples Seacrest Country Day,
Sebring, Bradenton Southeast,
Naples St. John Neumann and
Venice.
The Lady 'Cats have had sev-
eral meets since the first of the
year.
On Jan. 5, they hosted Desoto
and won 48-11 with "a good
showing against a veteran
group," said Coach John Sharp,
who noted, "We are still work-
ing on having confidence in our
abilities."
Those taking first place were
Elizabeth Greene, Briana
Gardner, Cimeus, Dukes and
Knight. Kaitlin Thomas, Kris-
tiana Fleurimond, Kimberly
Hooks, Summer Sisum, Erica
Roberts. Dieunide "D.D."
Metayer and Rachel Burton.
Kaitlyn Shaw and Nedjie
Severe each added third-place
points.


PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE .
HARDEE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
AND CANVASSING OF THE ABSENTEE AND
PROVISIONAL BALLOTS FOR THE JANUARY 31, 2012
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION
Sealed absentee ballots received prior to 5:00 PM Tuesday January 31st for the
Presidential Preference Primary Election will be available for inspection from 3:00 RM.
until 5:00 PM. on Tuesday January 31, 2012 at the Supervisor of Elections office, 311 N.
6th Ave., Wauchula, Florida. The canvassing board will meet at 5:00 PM. on Tuesday
January 31st, those ballots will be opened and processed through the tabulator.
Tabulation results will not be released until after 7:00 PM. Tuesday January 31st. Any
later arriving sealed absentee ballots will be processed before 7:00 PM. The canvassing
board will remain in session on Tuesday January 31st to canvass any provisional ballots
that are voted on Election Day and until the results of the election are obtained. The can-
vassing board will set the time and date before the conclusion of their meeting for the
certifying of the first unofficial results, that time and date will be posted at the office of the
Supervisor of Elections and announced at the conclusion of the Tuesday January 31st
meeting. All meetings will be held in the Supervisor of Elections office at 311 N. 6th Ave.
Wauchula, FL. In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, these meetings will be
open to the public.
NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any
decision by a board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a
meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim rerecord of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections

PROVISIONALES REUNIONES PUBLICAS DE
LA TABLA DE CONDADO DE HARDEE SOLICITACl6N
DE VOTOS Y SOLICITACION DE VOTOS DEL
AUSENTE Y VOTACIONES PROVISIONAL PARA
EL 31 DE ENERO DE 2012 La PREFERENCIA
PRESIDENTIAL la ELECTION PRIMARIA
Las votaciones selladas del ausente recibidas antes de 5:00 PM. 31 de martes enero
para la Preferencia Presidencial la Elecci6n Primaria estarA disponible para la inspecci6n
de 3:00 DE LA TARDE hasta 5:00 DE LA TARDE el martes el 31 de enero de 2012 en el
Supervisor de la oficina de Elecciones, 311 N. Avda sexta., Wauchula, la Florida. La tabla
de solicitaci6n de votos reunira en 5:00 DE LA TARDE el martes 31 de enero, esas vota-
clones se abrirAn y seran procesadas por la tabuladora. Los resultados de la tabulaci6n
no se liberar6n hasta que despues de 7:00 DE LA TARDE. 31 de martes enero.
Cualquiera Ilegar posterior las votaciones selladas de ausente se procesarAn antes 7:00
DE LA TARDE. La tabla de solicitaci6n de votos permanecer, en la sesi6n el martes 31
de enero a lonas alguna votaci6n provisional que se votan en el Dia de la Elecci6n y
hasta que los resultados de la elecci6n se obtengan. La tabla de solicitaci6n de votos
pondrA el tiempo y la fecha antes la conclusion de su es reunir para el certificar de los
primeros resultados no oficiales, eso cronometra y la fecha se anunciard en la oficina del
Supervisor de Elecciones y anunciado en la conclusion del reunir de 31 de martes
enero. Todas reuniones se tendran en el Supervisor de la oficina de Elecciones en 311
N. Avda sexta. Wauchula, FLUIDO. De acuerdo con la Ley de Sol de la Florida, estas
reuniones estarAn abiertas al p6blico.
La NOTA: la Secci6n 286.0105, los Estatutos de la Florida, los estados que si una per-
sona decide apelar cualquier decision por una tabla, por la agencia, o por la comisi6n
con respect a cualquier cuesti6n considerada en una reunion u oir, 61 o ella necesitarAn
un registro del procede, y eso, para tal prop6sito, 61 o ella pueden necesitar asegurar
que un regrabe al pie de la letra del procede es hecho, que registra incluye el testimo-
nio y la evidencia sobreCu6l la apelaci6n se deber6 ser basada.

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Two days later, Hardee went
to a three-team meet in Lake
Placid, losing to the host team
36-28, but defeating Desoto 28-
2. "It was once again a solid
performance, but we need to
sharpen up our technique for
sub-districts," said Sharp.
In this meet, Greene, Cimeus
and Duke all excelled with first-
place points. Letiesha Allen,
Gardner and Brittany Buck-
hanan placed second and
Fleurimond added third-place
points.
The final meet was the sub-
district showing noted above
with Cemeus and Dukes going
on to districts in the 129 and
110 weight classes respectively.
"I saw a lot of improvement
throughout the season. We were
a young team, but I think we
laid a solid foundation to build
on for years to come," conclud-
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Hardee


VETERANS DAY SPEECH


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Cliff Brinson, a Wauchula resident and World War II vet-
eran, spoke to first-grade classes at Wauchula Elemen-
tary School on Veterans Day. He explained to the stu-
dents what it means to serve your country and be a vet-
eran. Brinson is holding a replica of the plane he flew
during World War II in search of German submarines off
the eastern coast of the United States. With him is his
great-granddaughter Savannah Conerly.





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Victory Praise Center is join-
ing with Staton's Bar-B-Q on
U.S. 17 South, Bowling Green
to sponsor a Christian jam ses-
sion on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out
to play or sing.
The feature music group will
be LoveSong from Riverview.
Along with this music, CDs,
tapes and other instruments are
welcome. If there is enough
interest, this could be a monthly
event. More information can be
obtained from Joe Staton at
Smokin-Joe's Bar-B-Q on U.S.
17 south of Bowling Green.
A free Run For God Bible
study will be held weekly
beginning Feb. 6 at the YMCA
teen building at ,South 10th
Avenue and West Orange Street
in Wauchula.
The study will continue each
Monday from 6:30to 7:30 p.m.
through May 7th. For more
information, contact Jamie
Davis at sendmemissions@-
yahoo.com
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.

Americans will put up with
anything provided it doesn't
block traffic.
-Dan Rather

Anger is a signal, and one
worth listening to.
-Harriet Lerner


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Spoken 4
Spoken 4 Quartet will bring
the message through song at
Wauchula First United Meth-
odist Church this Sunday at the
11 a.m. service.
They will also give a free
concert at First United Meth-
odist Church in Fort Meade on
Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. A
love offering will be taken at
both services.
Spoken 4 Quartet from
Branson, Mo., is made up of
some of the finest talent in
Christian music. Co-owners of

Life is a long lesson in humil-
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,ill offer two area concerts within the next week.

Sings Here On Sunday


the group, Jon Charles Taggart,
lead, and Cecil Stringer, bass,
have a heart for the ministry
and believe the group should
live the life they sing about and
always hold each other account-
able.
Their music ministry is a
mission, and they feel called of
God to share the Gospel
through music. They both have
sung in other groups over the
years, and when forming
Spoken 4 brought with them
baritone Jeremy Wilkerson.


Jon, Cecil and Jeremy sang
together for several years, and
the Lord led them to Brandon
Britton, a tenor.
J.D. Miller completes the
group. J.D. is an arranger and
pianist. J.D. played with the
Gaither Vocal Band for 13 years
and co-wrote several songs with
Bill and Gloria Gaither.
Spoken 4's main objective is
to be vessels for the Lord. They
have a special talent and a tight
harmony, but their desire is for
people to see Jesus in them.


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January 26, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7B


KEY CLUB CELEBRATES 65 YEARS


CLUB WITH HART


PHOTOS BY MICHAEL KELLY
The Key Club at Hardee Senior High celebrated its 65th year after being founded Dec.
19, 1946 with members of the Kiwanis Club cooking a pancake breakfast for the stu-
dents. Shown at top frying sausage are County Judge Jeff McKibben, Sam Fite and M.E.
Wilkins. In middle are club officers from left Treasurer Olivia Sanchez, Vice President
Kenia Villalva, President Khao Lee and Secretary Ana Montanev. At bottom serving
breakfast is Thomas Trevino, Carl Saunders and faculty sponsor Susan Barton.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Cracker Trail 4-H Club delivered early Christmas presents to the Hardee Animal Rescue
Team on Dec. 19. The club members collected blankets, towels, and dog and cat food
for the organization as one of its community service projects. There are many different
kinds of dogs and cats ready for adoption through HART If you are interested in adopt-
ing or helping them out with a donation, contact the organization at 773-2424. Shown
(from left) are Kara and Laina Durrance (holding a kitten ready for a adoption); Trina
Sockalosky; D.J. Jones (standing and holding Jack, who is looking for a new home);
Tina Derringer; Leigh Sockalosky (with their mascot, Brandi); and Bettye Steedly (hold-
ing Suki, who is also ready for adoption).



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Ranch Rodeo
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COUNTY 2012


Arts and Crafts Rules
Categories
Breads Quick/Yeast
Cakes (plain or decorated), Cookies & Pies
Canning
Sewing
Candy


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Quilting
Needlepoint
Latch Hook Items
Crochet, Knit and Embroidery Items
Pottery/Ceramics
Painting (Oil, Watercolor, or Charcoal)
Photography (must be framed)
Woodworking


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1. Participation is open to anyone living in Hardee County.
2. All exhibits should be brought to the exhibit hall between 9 a.m. and
5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.
3. All exhibits will be required to remain on display until Sunday, Feb.
26. Exhibits must be picked up prior to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
4. Each entry should be labeled with the name of the person who made
it.
5. All entries must be clean and in good condition.
6. All canned products must be in standard canning jars (half-pint, pint
or quart). Jars must be clean and no rust apparent on rings or lids.
7. Bread categories must consist of four muffins or one loaf on a plate
and covered with clear plastic wrap. Judging will be based on:
taste, texture, and appearance.
8. Cookies must be on a plate, covered with plastic wrap and can be
accompanied by an attached 3x5 recipe card. Judging will be based
on: taste, appearance and texture.
9. Exhibitors in the youth division must be school age and be residents
of the county and/or enrolled in the Hardee County School System -
youth exhibits will be judged separately from the adult division

Judging
A modified Danish System of judging will be
used and decisions of the judges are final.
Judging will begin at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 17.


Contact Information:
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773-2164


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'Cats
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
By a narrow margin, the
Hardee Wildcats avenged an
earlier loss to the Teneroc
Titans.
The Friday night win high-
lighted an otherwise dismal
week.which featured a devastat-
ing loss to nationally and state-
ranked Lake Wales. (Since then,
Lake Wales has dropped out of
the top 50 nationally.)
Hardee has a trio of games
this week. They played at Au-
- burndale on Tuesday night,
hoping to gain a split with
another district team. Today
(Thursday), the Wildcats host
Avon Park and tomorrow's is a
home matchup against Lake
Wales.
There are two more games
before the district tournament
which starts Feb. 6 in Lake
Wales. Hardee host Lakeland in
a varsity-only encounter on Jan.
31 and greets Port Charlotte for
the season finale on Feb. 2.
Hardee's visit to Lake Wales
on Jan. 17 proved to be a down-
; er, losing 79-29. The Highlan-
Sders were led by guard Alante'
Fenner who finished with 27
points and a half dozen steals.
Marcel White added 16 points
and a half dozen, rebounds,
while seven other players had
* nine or less points.
A Hardee trio, Andrew "Dru"
Hooks, Keyon Brown and
SAlonzo "Kane" Casso each had
six points. Keshun Rivers
added five, and Steve Metyer
and Jajuan "JJ." Hooks each
had three points. Rivers had six
rebounds and Keyon Brown
had five. Christian Moralez,
Luke Palmer, Bobby Brown
and the remaining three players
each added rebounds.
The game of the week had to
be the Friday night slug-fest
against Teneroc. Head coach
Vance Dickey started Palmer
and Casso after their good out-
ings in recent game. "Luke got
a key rebound for us in the'
fourth quarter. Kane had some
key rebounds and 13 points.
He's doing a good job for us,"
commented Dickey.
"This was a big district win
for us. Our guards did their


Tweak
jobs. scoring 50 points between
them. Keshun (Rivers) is player
of the week. he came up huge
on free throws in the fourth
quarter, with 16-of-19 for the
game. The guards were aggres-
sive in taking the ball to the
hole. Keyon Brown got in foul
trouble and Luke came in and
really helped,a lot." concluded
Dickey.
There were 15 ties or lead
changes in the hectic game.
Several other times, each time
Teneroc would get close.
Hardee would tighten up and
score to keep ahead.
Titan 6-6 junior Karlos Odom
scored the first points of the
game after senior teammate
Travis Tucker won the opening
tip-off for 12-7 Teneroc. which
was 1-2 in district play.
It was a lot of back-and-forth
for nearly 50 seconds before
Rivers went baseline to knot the
score at 2-2. Dru Hooks shortly
fed Casso for a three-pointer
and Hardee led 5-2. Odom got a
.quick jumper. When Dru Hooks
attempted to drive in, he was
called for a charge and Titan
junior Charles McClain scored
to put Teneroc up 6-5.
Hardee came right back with
a trey by J.J. Hooks and Hardee
led 8-6. Odom sank another
inside jumper for another tie.
For the rest of the first period,
Hardee kept in the lead. Rivers
broke the 8-8 tie with a pair of
free throws and followed it a bit
later with a three-spot. Dru
Hooks went to the hole and
Hardee led 15-10. By the time
the first quarter ended, Hardee
was up 17-14.
After a long 45 seconds to
start the second stanza,
Brandon Moore evened the
score at 17-all to start the next
eight-minute session. Rivers
stole an inbounds pass and
threw long to Casso for a trey.
J.J. Hooks got the ball inside to
Keyon Brown and the Hardee
advantage was back up to five
points, 24-17.
And so the battle continued,
Teneroc hitting the boards and
Hardee stealing the ball and
getting three-pointers. By half-
time, Hardee led 35-31. Each
team had committed eight


Garden Club Learns About

Winter Color In Landdscaping


Members and guests of the
Wauchula Garden Club heard a
program on "Landscaping for
Winter Color in Florida" during
the club meeting on Wednesday,
Jan. 18.
Anthony Scheipsmeier of
Austin Growers was the guest
speaker.
Hostesses for the luncheon
meeting were Vice President
Lydia Neff, Evelyn Blackmon


and Judye Mercer.
SIn addition to the program,
an update of projects for 2012
was given and final plans for
the annual Feb. 25 Attic Sale
were made.
Meetings are held at the
clubhouse at 131 N. Eighth
Ave. For information, call
President Jeanette Perrine at
773-6026.


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not gain knowledge, if you please; almost everybody
knows some one thing and is glad to talk about that one
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I ATTENTION


MINORITY
(BUILDERS,


Hardee County is often awarded funds to rehabilitate
single-family, owner-occupied homes for qualified low
income residents. Licensed minority and women
contractors are encouraged to complete a contractor
application and be approved to participate in the housing
rehabilitation program. An application may be obtained at
www.hardeecounty.net or by visiting Hardee County
Community Development, 412 W. Orange St., Rm. 201,
Wauchula, FL. Call 863-773-6349 for additional
information.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
FAIR HOUSING / HANDICAP JURISDICTION
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Titans
fouls, with Keyon Brown and
Moore each getting three.
Again. Teneroc began the
second half with a flurry. tying
the game 35-all. then 37-37 and
39-39. before Rivers stole the
ball. got the shot and was also
fouled. He hit them all to put
Hardee up 42-39. The Wildcats
kept in front. 1,' -ing 48-42
before Odom hit uunked a lob
shot to cut the lead to four
points as the third period ended.
There was no quit in either
team as they battled furiously.
with Teneroc pressing on every
Hardee inbounds possession. At
the 6:15 mark of the final peri-
od. junior Debrian Laster put
Teneroc in front 52-51 and hit
another shot to make it 54-51
for his team.
By the 5:30 mark. a pair of
Rivers free throws cut the lead
and Casso nailed another pair at
the charity stripe to put Hardee
back in front 55-54. Tucker
made 1-of-2 for Teneroc to tie
the game. but Keyon Brown got
the rebound on the second.
Shortly Rivers fed J.J. Hooks
and Hardee led 57-57. Moore
made a final pair of free throws
to knot the game for the last
time.
The teams exchanged leads.
Tucker put the Titans up 59-57
and Casso answered with
another Trey to make it 6-59.
Victor Smith hit for Teneroc
and Laster hit a free throw.
Teneroc led 62-60.
Hardee didn't rattle. At the
55-second mark, J.J. Hooks hit
1 of 2. Shortly, Dru Hooks stole
the ball and put Hardee up,63-
62. When Rivers was fouled
with 21.1 seconds left, Hardee
was up 65-62. Titan Darius
Frazier nailed a pair of foul


67-64
shots to narrow it to 65-64.
Over the final 17 seconds.
Rivers was fouled and kept
making free throws to make the
final score 67-64.
Odom topped Teneroc with
20 points, while Laster added
13. Along the way. a pair of
Titans took the bench with five
fouls. And another had four plus
a technical to take his seat. Six
other Titans shared nine of less
points apiece.
For the Wildcats. Rivers had
a game-high 29 points. includ-
ing 8-of-10 free throws in the
crucial fourth quarter. He added
six rebounds four steals and
four assists. earning him player
of the week honors.
The supporting cast included


J.J. Hooks with 15 points,
Casso. 13. Dru Hooks with six,
and Keyon Brown with four
points. Rivers and Brown each
played with four fouls. Brown
had nine rebounds and two
blocked shots, while Dru Hooks
added six rebounds, a blocked
shot. four assists and three
steals. Others in on the re-
bounding were Casso with
eight. J.J. Hooks, five and
Palmer. Bobby Brown and
Metayer also chipping in.


The Wildcat JV took it on the
chin last week, losing badly at
Lake Wales and at home against
Teneroc. Freshman Blaiaine
Molitor continues to lead the
scoring with help from Mark
Elsbury, Daniel Boehm, Tyler
Smith, Zach Neuhofer, Tyler
Smith and Luke Winter. Also
chipping in on rebounds and
assists are Jordan Jones, Ryan
Ramirez, Eric Klein, Dustin
Smith, Nick Johnson and
Robert Torres.


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Experienced Knowledgeable Professional
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Service Offered
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Accounting Services
Auditing and Consulting


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Public Noticei .,l


TO ALL LOCAL FARMERS

You are invited to attend the next Hardee
SCounty Parks & Recreation Board meeting I

Monday, February 6th 6:00pm
Hardee County Board Room
412 W. Orange St., Room 103.

We would like to hear your thoughts and concerns
regarding a future local Farmers Market
at Pioneer Park.





For more information, call Hardee County Facilities
Department, 863-773-3419
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DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $4.00 for 10 words. Each addi-
tional word is 22 cents. Ads in all capitals
are 32 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a
line. Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.
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Boats
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Help Wanted
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basis. Annual stipend. Application review begins: 2/7/12. Please
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OPEN POSITIONS __
Accepting applications for (2) positions in the
Sanitation/Parks & Grounds department. Performs maih-
tenance on City property & general manual labor working
on and off Sanitation trucks. High school diploma or GED
equivalency desirable, but not required. Requires valid
Florida driver's license. Apply at 126 S 7th Ave.,
Wauchula. City of Wauchula is an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer and a Drug Free Workplace. Closing date
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE
MECHANIC
PAY RATE: $25,864.56 ($12.43/hr.)
$35,654.58 ($17.14/hr.)
Wanted for the Hardee County Facilities Management De-
partment. Must have carpentry experience and knowledge
of the building trades. Ability to work from blueprints,
sketches, etc.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on County website: www.hardeecounty.net. Please sub-
mit applications to the Hardee County Human Resources
Department @ 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone:(863) 773-2161.
Position closes at 5:00 p.m., February 2, 2012.
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FRESH HEMARTHRIA HAY, 5x5
round $50 each. Spetember cut
Hemarthria 4x4 round $35 each.
863-773-6638, 245-1903.
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F250 4X4 4spd manual, very low
mileage great cond. 1985, 863-
781-4314. 1:26-2:2p
F250 4x4 Flatbed Truck rebuilt
motor, very good condition, man-
ual transmission 1993 863-781-
4314 1:26-2:2p
DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, injectors, remove
and install, 863-381-0538.
1:19-12:27p
FARM SALE February 2nd thru
5th, 6578 Gordon Rd. Zolfo.
1:19-2:2p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2011/12 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


Agriculture
COW HAULING and hay for sale.
Robby Ice, 863-781-1521.
1:3-2:2p


FRIDGIDAIRE, self cleaning glass
top oven, timer, clock, $200, 781-
1784. 1:26-2:2p


95' EXTENDED CAB 1 ton dually,
$2,500 cash, 781-1062. 1:26c
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serviced regularly, $13,500, 773-
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(across from 9 a
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(1pm to 61pm
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600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
http://sfcc.Intervlewexchange.com


FACULTY POSITIONS
The following full-time faculty positions are open for Fall, 2012,
subject to budget availability.
Business Administration Doctorate in Business
Administration, Management, or other directly related field
required. Must have at least 2 years of related experience.
Dental Hygiene Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene and min.
2 years exp. as a Dental Hygienist required; related Master's
degree preferred. Must have current U.S. licensure as a dental
hygienist and be eligible for Florida licensure.
Developmental Math-Min. Bachelor's degree in Mathematics
required, plus 2 years of related classroom experience.
Master's degree preferred. Position assigned to DeSoto and
Hardee campuses.
Nursing Master's degree in Nursing required. Must have
current Florida licensure and min. 2 years clinical experience as
an R.N.
Political Science Master's degree in Political Science (or
related Master's degree with at least 18 g.s.h. in Political
Science) required; Doctorate preferred.
Spanish Master's degree in Spanish (or related Master's
degree with 18 g.s.h. in Spanish or the equivalent) required.
Additional consideration will be given to individuals with
competency in a second foreign language, extensive foreign
study or travel, and those eligible to teach Humanities courses.
Post-secondary teaching experience is preferred for all listed
positions. Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits
package, including retirement, health/life insurance, and sick
leave. Application review begins February 27, 2012 Please visit
our website for application instructions.
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LOOKING FOR SELF MOTIVATED
STAFF. First aid and CPR a plus.
Apply in person at Southern
Oaks, 157 Will Duke Road,
Wauchula. 1:26-2:2c
SERVICE AND REPAIR TECHNI-
CIAN, apply in person, 409
Goolsby St., Wauchula.
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MOBILE HOME, 4 bedroom 1 1/2
bath on nice lot B.G., $70,000.
863-712-1126 or 863-224-4790.
1:19,26p
2007 D/W, 3/2, den, 1612 sf,
porches, outbuildings, fenced,
5.14 acres. Reduced, $125,000.
731-614-1297 Zolfo Springs.
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310 Court St.
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
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lot with shed, $45,000, B.G. 863-
712-1126 or 863-224-4790.
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Grandfather Clock. Ideal for small
room or den, Ivory and gold.
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looking to join local area Hunt
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please call Bob White a Wauchula
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Zolfo Springs 3BR/2BA Frame home on Hwy 17 Corner
Lot Zoned Commercial Outbuildings Lots of Opportunties
S Priced to Sell at $149,900
Bowling Green 3BR/2BA CB home Central air & heat 1480
Sqft heated 2 car garage Built in 2007 Reduced to $119,900
Wauchula 3BR/1.5BA CB home Central Air & Heat Fresh
paint inside and out Asking $79,900
Ona 6BR/2BA CB1 Home 100X130 Lot 2140 Total SF Asking
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Central Air & Heat 80X125 Lot Carport Storage Sheds -
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WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
SRemember, Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime!
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Automotive Painting Glass Installation
Door Windows & Locks Repaired
Headliners Recovered Wrecks Rebuilt
S I'.Ha'eiddmps Cleaned
323 N 10th Ave. Phone: 863-773-9549
Wauchula, FL 33873-2623 Fax: 863-767-0106
Don't be led by anyone to a shop where you prefer not to go.
Only you can authorize repairs to your vehicle. You have the
right to select the repair facility that you want to repair your
vehicle. Your insurance company is required to work with that
shop to get your repairs done in a timely manner.
We at TRIANGLE guarantee all our own work.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS OUR NUMBER ONE GOAL.


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The


Classifieds


MOJACK for working on any zero
turn mower, $160, 781-1784.
1:26-2:2p
NEW BRIGHTON BRACELET with
3 charms, $40, 445-0430.
1:26dh

o S H
1997 DOUBLEWIDE M.H. 3 BR, 2
Bath aprox. 1492 sq. ft. on 5
acres, fenced, pole barn.
Motivated seller, 2617 Doss Rd.,
Zolfo Springs, $99,900, 941-812-
1608.. 1:26-2:2p



PERSONAL PROPERTY of
Chiqulta Robinson, Shuwandra
Levaine, DW Tatis, Keosha
Watkins, Aaron Lanier, Elmer
White, Yolanda Rodriguez, Wally
Gray, Chris Hodges will be sold
by warehousman's lien at
Bowling Green Storage, 5218
North Hwy 17 on Feb. 17th 2012
at 9:00 a.m. 1:26-2:2p
PERSONAL PROPERTY of
Sherisa Jones, Lynn Roberts,
Jennifer Trevino, Dwain Lane,
Roger Darty, Candice Roberts,
Leslie Turner, Don Hunt, Rebecca
Talley, Lorenza Salazar, Katrina
Daniels will be sold by ware-
houseman's lien at B&J Self
Storage, 667 South 5th Ave., in
Wauchula, Florida at 11:00 a.m.,
Feb. 17, 2012. 1:26-2:2p

Mistakes are the portals of
discovery.


FOUND YORKIE/CHIHUAHUA,
Saturday 1/21/12 on Hwy 17. Cal
863-399-9898 or city Animal
Control. Proof of ownership will
be needed. 1:26nc
FOUND RHODESIAN RIDGE-
BACK & CUR mix on Goosepond
Rd. & CR 665, Monday evening,
863-781-2412 or 863-735-0309.
1:26nc
ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal 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



U-PICK STRAWBERRIES
$1/pound (quart), Cabbage
$1/head, Cauliflower heada,
Mustard $1/bunch. 2949 Center
Hill Rd., between Wauchula &
Bowling Green, off Hwy 62, 4.5
miles west of US 17. Open 7 days,
7:30am until 6:00pm, Bob at 833-
223-5561., 1:26p

Chance is always powerful.
Let your hook be always cast;
in the pool where you least
expect it, there will be a fish.


2003 ROADMASTER TOY
HAULER. 86,000. 0oO 063-767.


S/I NIIw "IrrULNI5 IIn Ilon.
Wauchula wood floors/ooms for
rent call for info., 663-781-0503.
1:26-2:2p
ZOLFO SPRINGS 2 BR/1BA, very
nice and spacious, refrigerator
and stove, 863-735-2626. 1:26c
3/1 house in town, Wauchula,
863-781-2360. 1:26p
2 BR/1BA upstairs apartment
$750.00 a month, 1t and $300
security deposit, utilities Includ-
ed. No smoking and no pets. 863-
773-6255 1:19,260
2BR, 1 1/2 Bath, CBH updated,
$750 month, 227 Minois Ave.,
Wauchula, 813-215-7129.
.1:19,26p
AVON PARK ESTATES, 3BR/2BA
central heat & ar, fenced yard
with screened swimming pool,
1st & last months rent,
$850/month, 863-781-0177.
1:19tfc
TWO BEDROOM apartment $500
plus $400 deposit. No pets. 863-
773-4855. 1:-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-
448-8 1. 1:a-2b:23p


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



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


You Tm o ADQUARTERs -

? 5101 N. Hwy 17 *Bowling Green


TERRYm MONDAY SATURDAY 8 6 p.m MIKE E
I Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines
/ Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions


PROBLEM WITH OAK LEAVES?
Call Ft. Green Grass Choppers,
781-0902 / 781-0900. 1:26-2:23p
***
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
OVERCOME MEETINGS
(Gillesple) have been moved to
the Women's Club on Wednesday
nights, 7 pm. Come and seel
Kenny Sanders Is the facilitator.
More Information call 773-5717.
6:10tfc
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
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula. tfc-dh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
tfc-dh
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number, tfc-dh



CLEANING OUT SALE, clothes,
crafts, misc. Call for appointment,
Wed. thru Sat., 767-0458.
1:26p
SATURDAY, 8am, 2 miles west of
Zolfo on Hart Rd., kids clothes,
misc. items. 1:26p


MISSION THIFT STORE INC. 123
N. 7th Ave. All donations appreci-
ated. 773-3069. 1:12tfc
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 STdRE
1085 U.S. Hwy. 17, Wauchrula
pickup & delivery, consignment,
layaway. All proceeds to Hardee
County Residents. 773-0550.
6:16tfc
LOTS OF FREE CLOTHES Come
and pick them upl King Pillow top
Mattress $100 off. Queen Pillow
Top Mattress $100 off, queen mat-
tress $100, full mattress $75, twin
mattress $100. Refrigerators,
stoves, washers 10% off this
week. Ms. Edna's Place beside
Double J.
1:26c
SATURDAY 1115 Sumner Road 8-
?, golf clubs and bag, upright
freezer, refrigerator, electric
stove, washer, household items,
tools, etc.
1928 South FL. Ave., misc.pvc
pipe and fittings, lamps, tools,
plants. Cleaning out shed, yard
and house Friday, Saturday 9am-
?. 1:26p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY,
8am-?, Oak Hill Park, Hwy 64
West, chain saw plainer/ joiner,
air compressor, furniture, tools,
clothing, sawsall, bikes, drill
press, much misc.! 1:26p
SATURDAY, 8:00-?, 451 River
Lane. Adult and Children's cloth-
ing, television, curio cabinet,
Paddington bears, Madame
Alexander dolls, toys and more.
Rain cancels. 1:26p
SATURDAY, 8am-?, 827 S, 10th
Ave., Wauchula. 1:26p
SAT. SUN., Multi family, 1926
Rigdon Rd., clothes, tools, toys,
many extras. 1:26p
SAT., 8-?, 308 Park Drive,
Wauchula, everything you can
think of. 1:26p
SATURDAY, 7am-12pm, HC YMCA
Teen Center, 10th and Orange,
Wauchula. Proceeds will benefit
Y-Achiever members. 1:26c


AMBER Bus. (863) 773-0007
S M N Fax: (863) 773-0038
QREALTY INC. www.lambertrealty.net
404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula. 33873 See Johns
Price Negotiable! 2B/13Bth M/H with family Spacious 4B/3BTH, CB/St cco hboe; large
room addition (10x24), some furniture, all kitchen, living room with w/b replace, double
appliances including extra refrigerator, water garage, fenced backyard. $149,00
softener; fenced yard and large concrete drive- large native t n this 3ac corner lot in
way. Listed at $99,000 Z/S; secluded. $6,000

Knollwood Subdivision Executive Home- 8.91 acres operating as a hydroponic farm;
3B/3Bth, in ground swimming pool and 24x30 barn with cooler. 2 greenhouses, in
Jacuzzi, 24x12 outside storage, $160.000 ground fertilization tank, one 4" well. $225,00


Updated 3 or 4 B/R, 2Bths. CB/Stucco home:
walking distance to downtown shopping and
schools; partially fenced yard.i$125,000

MOUNTAIN LODGE FEEL in this SPA-
CIOUS 3B/3Bth, CB/Stucco home; beamed
ceilings, w/b fireplace, fenced swimming pool,
sprinkler system: 16x12 shop. $160,000


O 2 SSERVI
DORIS S. LAMBERT. G.RJ., Broker


CE YOU CAN


COMMERCIAL CORNER! Located in high
traffic area. this 9 acre tract is a great location
for restaurant, convenient store or possibly
small grove. Call Doris for details. $100,000
Build your home or place your mobile home on
this 25 acre tract located off Hwy 62,fenced an
3 sides, small shed included.$30,000


COUNT ON B
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker


ASSOCIATES
DELOIS JOHNSON 781-2360 CHARLOTTE TERRELL 781-6971 STEVE JOHNSON 781-0518


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


Real
SRick Knight (863) 781-1396
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664


Shane Conley


tor Associates
Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161
Parker Keen (813) 523-1523


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AM-SOUTH REALTY
Each office independently owned and operated.








Robert Hinorman Nancy Craft
227-0202 832-0370


AIRPORT ROAD!! 2 mobile homes on 10
acres with a country setting. Oak trees,
storage sheds and a creek on the property.
Priced (0 $149.900

PROFESSIONAL BUILDING FOR SALE
$64.900iQ Frame building across from
Wauchula Post Office. Great Location!

OWNER SAYS SELL! Great Starter Home.
Only $65.000 3 Br-2 Bath, Handicap acces-
sible, living room, eat-in-kitchen, 1 car car-
port and walking distance to town. Ask for
Nancy!

PRICE REDUCED!! East Main Street-2 Br
1 Bath frame home Front's on Main Street,
Back's on Hwy 64 East. Great location!
J42.500 Ask for Nancyl

$6.500 PER ACRE!! 10 AC fenced, 4 inch
well, great location for home, farming,
multi-business. Ask for Nancyll

GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie
Mae Properties.


702 SOUTH 6'h AVENUE, WAUCHULA

(863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173
Gary Delatorre Broker
www.cbhardee.com









Richard Dasher Victor Salazar
781-0162 245-1054


PRICE REDUCTION!! 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 $59.000
PRICE REDUCTION!! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Waterfront home on Little Lake Jackson in
Sebrina. Large living room, family room,
screened back porch, fenced pet area, dock
and spectacular view of lake. Priced (a
$112.500
NEW LISTINGIl 2 Story Country Home on 5
Acres 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living
room and spiral staircase to upper story.
Call for appointment today. $138.900
150 ACRES-Hwy 17 frontage, fenced-ready
for your agri-business, home or both. $6.000
Per Acre--Neotiable. Ask for Nancy
LISTING PRICE-152900Il Concrete Block
home within the City of Wauchula. Call now
for appointment.
WE HAVE LISTINGS FOR LAKE, CANAL AND
GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE cl:26c


Large Selection of
Cars to Choose From

Iuy Here Pay Here


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given thaton
02/1/2012 at 8:00 am the follow.
ing vehicles will be ld for low.
ing and storage carg pursuant
to FS. 713.78.
Vin I JH2RC4442I6M0l3
19, Dodge
Vin 9 IB4HS2SZS3XFI949M
Sale will be held at Roberts
Towing 377 Old Dixie Hwy.,
Bowling Green, FL 33M34.
863-375.4M
We remove the right to accept
or reject ay andor all bids.


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row accepting Iplications

Paul & Tina Rickett
101 S. 9th Ave Wauchula, Fl. 31873 r|_ _. ,
Cell: (863) 781-4376 or (863)781-4378 facebook.
For quality and assurance contact your hometown Rainbow distributor for
products and demonstrations. Asthma and allergy certified. c11:19-26c


FOR RENT! Huge 5 Bedroonm/3 '/ Bath house
located in Knollwood subdivision. In-ground
pool with large deck area. $1,250 a month!
NEW LISTING! Newer home located on Torrey
Oaks Golf Course. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with a
garage. Corner lot with a fenced yard. Asking
$137,500
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath block home located in town.
Great house in a quiet neighborhood. Over 2,350
sf of living space. JUST LISTED for $85,000
REDUCEP to $199,500! Great home on several
large lots in Wauchula. Hardwood floors.
Massive brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2
car carport.
1.41 acrge with highway frent:ag. Great loca-
tion for any operation needing a shop, office and
on-site storage. $225,000


Spacious home located in Briarwood
Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home with
wrap around porch, detached 2 car garage with
office and full bath. $379,000

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

Commercial property in Wauchula on corner of
Hwy 17. Excellent exposure from North & South
bound 17. 2250 sf building former gas station
& repair shop. $350,000

REDUCED TO $115B00.! Duplex! 4 BR, 2 BA
one side. 3 BR, 2 BA other side. Central air &
heat. Paved road. City water & sewer.


OFff 30 DayGuarantee
on Motor & Trangmission Only
IiiBIfLL TTONSy T HEREA HAILTO
863-78-4460 863-78-9.08


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January 26, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 11B


The


Classifieds


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
J.W. McDonald, of the
Hardee County Motors Inc..
announces that he will gladly
furnish a large Ford V-8 truck to
transport supplies to relief
headquarters in Jacksonville,
from which point they'll be car-
ried on to flood victims in the
Mississippi and Ohio valleys.
The Western Union has
placed its nation-wide system
of telegraph offices at the dis-
posal of the president's Birth-
day Ball committee for receiv-
ing 25 cents for each person
who places his signature on a
multiple signature birthday
greeting.
The 22nd annual South
Florida Fair opened at Tampa
Tuesday, home of' this great


Zolfo Springs
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Stop by and see why I have
won Ford's customer service
award several times.



1031 U.S. Highway 17 N.
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 781-1947 Gene Davis
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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SE HABLA ESPANOL
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$ Huge Discounts for Cash Deals $
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W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Ilc.

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Lovely 50 acre ranch with a custom 3/2.5 pool home-and two large equipment barns.
This is a corner parcel with 1000 feet of paved county road frontage. There are two
ponds with a flowing stream, an oak hammock and the land is fenced and crossed
fenced. Great for hunter's too because deer and other wild-life are spotted here
everyday. Did we mention the brand new designer kitchen just completed in Octo-
ber? The roof was just inspected and good for at least 5 more years, a new skylight
was added to the master bath. A unique find that suits all aspects of country life.
Come take a look you will not he disappointed as this is a tremendous value.
Asking $315,000.00. Call Whitney 941-812-2823 Direct

12244 US HWY 301 North Parrish, FL 34219 941-776-1199
whitney@paradiserealty www.paradiserealty.com 126c2


event, and is nowinfull swing
in the great west coast city.

The Wauchula strawberry
shipment has reached the
423,000-pint mark for the sea-
son as four local buyers shipped
135,000 pints from here since
last Wednesday afternoon, this
being the largest six-day ship-
ping period this season.
423.000 pints are equivalent to
approximately 12,000 crates.
50 YEARS AGO
The contractor for the four-
laning of U.S. 17 through
Wauchula, Cobb Construction
Co., is expected to begin mov-
ing machinery in Monday and
may start the job Tuesday,
Frank Scott, State Road
Department engineer, said this
week in a talk before the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club.
The closing of two bridges
over Peace River has been
urged by County Road Foreman
Levy North on the basis that
they are unsafe for travel.


Museum Matters
Marlene Rickels Hyde
Cracker Trail Museum Curator


YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN!
It was once said, "You can't go home agaiin," but indeed you
can! When you do, however, it probably won't be exactly as it was
when you left many buildings will have changed and more
added; familiar faces may have moved or most certainly gotten
older but you can, indeed, go home.
No matter how far you roam in life, your home is your home
- the place where you grew up, went to church, made memories
with best friends, learned to ride a bike or planted flowers with
your mother. The place where you carved your name in a tree,
played hopscotch and marbles or learned to jump rope. The place
where you learned to drive, went to your first dance, got your first
job or proposed marriage under a.full moon.
ThereA dm.etlt' xtra-special.about growing up in a small
town. Surl7you doq ifave all the luxuries larger cities have, but
then you don't have their problems either. You can walk into a store
in your hometown and people know your name rarely do you
find that in a big city. You can walk into a local restaurant and the
minute you sit down, the server will bring your cup of coffee with-
out even having to ask you first. Friends and neighbors still gather
at the baseball field for Little League games, attend high school
football games and Sunday afternoon picnics in the park. There are
still parades and folks still put their hands over their hearts when
the National Anthem is played. You can get that same comfortable
feeling walking through the Cracker Trail Museum, too. You will
see pictures of old familiar buildings, perhaps gone but certainly
not forgotten. You can look through school yearbooks from long
ago and find old friends, relatives and teachers who may have
made an impact on your life. You can reminisce about how it used
io be in days gone by a time of simpler pleasures enjoyed at a
slower pace. You might see pictures of some of your ancestors
many of whom served in the military or helped settle Hardee
County.
.As you walk through the museum, you might see an antique
bowl or a wooden rolling pin that reminds you of your grandmoth-
er cooking homemade breads or biscuits. You might see antique
wooden toys that your great-grandparents talked about enjoying as
a child. You will certainly get a comfortable feeling when walking
through the museum.
If you haven't enjoyed a trip back in time lately, I certainly
hope you will stop in for a visit at the Cracker Trail Museum in
Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. Perhaps you even have something
that you'd like to donate to the museum so that others can remem-
ber and cherish the past.
Our new hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. And,
remember, you can go home again even if only through a visit
to the Cracker Trail Museum.


The beginning of knowledge
is the discovery of something
we do not understand.
-Frank Herbert


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DESOro COUNTY




OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com e
1-941-778-7980/7565
382-060


I wy acWenI


A Wauchula woman is still
wondering what hit her
Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Willa
Dean Freeman was struck in the
forehead Saturday afternoon by
some kind of small metal object
as she walked out of a
Wauchula Hills store headed for
her car. It caused only a flesh
wound. Sheriff's deputies who
investigated the accident said
the object might possibly have
been a spent .22 rifle bullet but
they are not sure.
Mrs. Roland W. Banks has
been elected chairman of the
Hardee County Cancer Society.
25 YEARS AGO
Zeke Mowatt, Hardee
County's own Super Bowl play-
er, records New York Giant
football history, scoring the first
Giant Super Bowl touchdown
ever.

After hearing only one formal
complaint, the Hardee County
Zoning Violations Committee
was disbanded by county com-
missioners last Thursday be-
cause the committee's duties,
described by one member as
counter-productive, could not
be clarified.

A picture on Page 2A shows a
happy Ova Morgan. Morgan
lives in Citrus Valley Mobile
Homes Estates in Wauchula.
She celebrated her 105th birth-
day Tuesday at her home with a
few special guests including
family and friends.
Golden Corral salutes high
schooler Tony DeLeon, as
Player of the Week for out-
standing sportsmanship. De-
Leon was instrumental in


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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
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breaking the defense in the Fort
Meade game and showed out-
standing leadership playing
against Frostproof.
10 YEARS AGO
A U.S. 17 site north of SR 62
has been chosen for the new
South Florida Community
College Hardee Campus.
A Front Page picture shows
Zolfo Springs police officer
Mark Gizas presenting a citi-
zen's commendation to 14-
year-old Jason Brown at the
Town Council meeting last
week for his bravery in assist-
ing the officer in apprehending
a fleeing suspect. Jason is the
son of John Michael and
Tommie Brown of Zolfo
Springs.
Hardee Junior High School
basketball teams both got victo-
ries last week. In the only
games of the week, the Hardee
girls beat Hill-Gustat 21-19 in
overtime, and the Junior Cats
came fiom behind to nip the
Eagles 39-35.
Young couple Bruce and Ana
Colom have announced, "After
12 years of serving the commu-
nity by providing affordable
entertainment, Action Video has
closed its doors."

Discovery consists of seeing
what everybody has seen
and thinking what nobody
has thought
-Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi
One doesn't discover new
lands without consenting to
lose sight of the shore for a
very long time.
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12B The Herald-Advocate, January 26, 2012


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FILING DEADLINE: MARCH 1ST


HOMESTEAD
Exemption Up to $50,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by March 1, 2012
To be eligible for this exemption property owners must apply in person, and
Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2012
Reside on the property as of January 1, 2012
Be a Legal resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2012
Bring the following: Florida Driver's License (showing current physical address) Social Security Cards, Florida
vehicle license plate numberss, Florida voter's registration card or Declaration of Domicile. Other documents
may be requested upon the applications review. If not a US Citizen, a valid residency card will be required. If a
mobile home is involved, bring registration certificate or title.

SENIOR EXEMPTION
Every person who is eligible for the homestead exemption described above is eligible for an
additional homestead exemption under the following circumstances: (1) the taxpayer is 65
years of age or older as of January 1 of the year for which the exemption is claimed; (2) the
annual household income of the taxpayer for the prior year must not exceed the adjusted gross
income limits; and, (3) the taxpayer annually submits a sworn statement of household income
to the property appraiser not later than March 1.

AGRICULTURAL "Greenbelt" CLASSIFICATION
All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who are engaged in a "bona fide" agricultural
business and desire to apply for agricultural classification for tax purposes must file the
application with the Appraiser's Office between January 1st and March 1st. Copy of lease
required if applicable. Applications are available from our office or on-line
www.qpublic.net/hardee.

Other EXEMPTIONS
Exemptions are not transferable; a new application must be filed for any type of ownership changes.
DISABILITY RELIGIOUS
DISABLED VETERANS TAX DISCOUNT
(65 and Older) ACTIVE DUTY
DISABLED VETERAN TAX EXEMPTION MILITARY TAX EXEMPTION
(at least 10% war or service connected)
HARITAB NON-PROFIT
WIDOWER/WIDOW
TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY (TPP) EXEMPTION
Every person, firm corporation, etc. owning tangible personal property used in a business, commercial
venture, or rental property, is required to file an initial return with the Property Appraiser.
Deadline to file the return is April 1st to Avoid Penalties

Tax Exemption or "Greenbelt" questions; please contact us at (863) 773-2196.

KATHY L CRAWFORD
HARDEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
Courthouse Annex II
110 W. Oak Street, Room 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office hours: Monday Friday 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.

FILING DEADLINE: MARCH 1st