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The


Herald- Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 11
3 Sections, Pages 28


700
Plus 5e Sales Tax


Thursday, February 16, 2012


Hardee County Fair Opens Saturday


By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
Just like Rebecca Black's
infamous song titled "Friday"
says, "Everybody's looking' for-
ward to the weekend, week-
end!"
Not only because, well, it's a
weekend, but because begin-
ning this particular Saturday,
the 71st annual Hardee County
Fair will officially open!
With this new year, the fair
promises to bring new .and
exciting things. One of those is
the reinstatement of the Enter-
tainment Tent.
This tent, located next to the
Exhibition Hall, will bring live
entertainment available for
everyone, with no extra charge,
until the fair ends on Feb. 25,
although the times that per-
formers will be present varies.
Another new event will be an
exciting show coming from
Myakka City. And, along with
some.of the good old rides peo-
ple have come to expect at the
fair, Arnold's Amusement will
bring some new and better
rides.
The fair will kick off at 2
p.m. on Saturday when the
gates and midway open. Later
on, at 7 p.m., will be the Miss
Hardee County Pageant.




State Attorney

Subpoenas

IDA Audits
By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The State Attorney's Office
has subpoenaed the results of
the Industrial Development
Authority audits recently com-
pleted and filed with state regu-
lators.
Chip Thulberry of the State
Attorney's Office for the 10th
Judicial Circuit confirmed
Wednesday morning the rec-
ords were subpoenaed "to con-
duct a preliminary inquiry to
determine if there is possible
criminal action that would war-
rant a formal investigation." he
said.
Bill Lambert. IDA executive
director, insisted there has been
no impropriety, and said he wel-
comes the inquiry into the audit.
"This is a very prudent move
under the circumstances, and I
hope this will,add further proof
to the detractors that the IDA
has operated appropriately."
Lambert said.
See AUDIT 3A


WEATHER
DAE I G LOW AL Bl
02108 51 57 0.00
02/09 75 50 0.00
02/10 84 56 0.31
02/11 66 46 0.08
02/12 56 32 0.00
02/13 70 30 0.00
02/14 79 44 0.00.
Q TAL Rainfall to 02/14/12 0.89
Same period last year 2.47
Ten Year Average 52.81
Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds...................6B
Community Calendar....5A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter.................3C
Hardee Living................2B
Information Roundup...6A
Obituaries......................4A
School Lunch Menus....4B



8 III Il33913
8 33913 00075


The 11 senior girls from
Hardee Senior High School
hoping to take away the crown
are Mesqua Fields, Jessica
Morris, Meghan Graham,
Taylor Pohl, Sierra Coronado,


Chelsea Wallace, Kayla Austin,
Brittany Dunlap, Taylor Bolin,
Korin Roehm and Jenna
Williams.
On Sunday at 2 p.m., kinder-
garteners in the county will be


drawing inspiration from
princesses such as Cinderella or
Snow White or maybe even
Duchess Kate Middleton to try
and win at the Kindergarten
Princess Pageant.


Then on Monday at 7 p.m.,
eighth graders from Hardee
Junior High School will be
vying for that sash and crown at
the Junior Miss Hardee County
Pageant. Monday also happens


COURTESY PHOTO
Vying for the title of Miss Hardee County 2012 are (front row, from left) Mesqua Fields, Chelsea Wallace, Sierra Coro-
nado and Taylor Pohl; (middle row) Jessica Morris, Kayla Austin, Korin Roehm and Jenna Williams; (back row) Brittany
Dunlap, Taylor Bolin and Meghan Graham.




Who Should City Give Money To?

Workshop Seeks Public Input On Vetting Process


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Are there any criteria to
award revitalization grants to
Wauchula residents and busi-
nesses?
Recent Wauchula City Com-
mission meetings have, raised
more questions than answers,
so the commission has sched-
uled a workshop for Tuesday,
Feb. 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
to come up with some respons-
es.



IDA, EDC

Consider

Merging
By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Members of the Industrial
Development Authority and
Economic Development Coun-
cil boards have discussed the
idea of combining both board's
into the IDA and getting rid of
the EDC.
Currently 14 members sit on
the EDC board, which is not
covered under the state's
Government-in-the-Sunshine
Law and is funded by the
County Commission.
The EDC works to attract and
promote new businesses to the
area but does not have any grant
money to award and cannot
own property.
The IDA currently is made up
of six members from the EDC,
and it is covered under the
Sunshine Law,and it can own
property.
Executive Director Bill
Lambert said that Hardee
See IDA 2A


Members of the community:
are invited to provide input on
the criteria to define commer-
cial and residential grants -ap-
proved by the city's Communi-
ty Development Agency. The
commission doubles as the
CRA board and recesses regular
meeting to sit as the CRA
Board, reconvening if neces-
sary for commission approval
of any actions taken during the
CRA meeting.


The city initiated its CRA
program in 1997, taking a por-
tion of tax money away from-
city and county tax rolls. Called
Tax Increment Funding (TIF), it
Sfroze tax revenue at 1997 levels
and applied the excess to the
CRA, an average of $500,000
to $650,000 a year. It was sup-
posed to end in 2022 but was
extended recently to 2027.
At Monday evening's com-
missipn meeting, two items


were discussed during the CRA
portion of the meeting. One was
a commercial facade grant for
Rose's Country Beauty Shop
for removing non-functional
gutters, and caulking and paint-
ing doors and trim and, the rest
of the exterior. The highest bid
was $1,425, with the CRA grant
reimbursing the owner one-
half, or $712.50. The commis-
sion approved it 6-0, with mem-
SSee MONEY 2A


to be Kid's Day, so all kids get
in free and armbands will be
reduced' from their original $20
price to $15.
Pageants will continue Feb.
24 and 25, with the Lil'. Miss
Pageant at 7:30 p.m. and Prince
and Princes Pageant at 4 p.m.,
respectively. All pageants will
take place at the Agri-Civic
Center.
Although a big part of the
County Fair, pageants aren't the
only reason to go down to the
fairgrounds located at the inter-
section of Altman and Stens-
See FAIR 2A


Woman
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A beloved school transporta-
tion employee lost her life in a
Tuesday moringi"'fiident in
Wauchula
Agnes Grimes, 77, of 806.
Georgia St., Wauchula, was off-
duty and in her private vehicle
at the time.
According to the Wauchula
Police Department report of
Ofc. William Smith, the inci-
dent happened at 11:01 a.m. on
South Florida Avenue near
Peace Drive.
The report says Grimes was
traveling south in her 1999 Ford
SUV when a northbound 1991
Ford pick-up truck driven by
William Thomas Davis, 29, of
755 Bostick Road, Bowling
Green, crossed the center line
and struck her vehicle head-on.
Davis was severely injured
and airlifted to Tampa General
Hospital, where he was listed in
fair condition on Wednesday,
according to hospital media
specialist Ellen Fiss.
Grimes perished at the scene.
Charges are pending.
Grimes had worked for the
Hardee County School Trans-
portation Department full-time
since August 1982 although she
had been a substitute bus driver
before then. She had driven a
See CRASH 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
A 77-year-old Wauchula woman driving the SUV seen at left died following a head-on crash with the pick-up truck to
its right.


SBlack History

Festival Rocks

...Photos 10, 11B


DEADLINE FRIDAY

FOR ART CONTEST

... Details 5C


This Cutie

Needs A Home
... Details 5C


SCr.ash



SClaims







2A The Herald-Advocate, February 16, 2012


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor ot



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Kelly's Column
By Jim


The annual Hardee County Fair will be Saturda Lthrough Feb.
25 at the fairgrounds west ofWauchula b, the Hardee Agri-Civic
Center and Hardee High School. There is something for everyone.
Admission prices are low, and a full schedule of events is pub-
lished in this week's issue.

The annual Pioneer Park Days is scheduled Feb. 29 through
March 4 at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs. Again, there is some-
thing for everyone at this event sponsored by the Hardee County
Commission.

Hardee Supervisor of Elections Jeff Ussery reported this week
Jackie Johnson, a Democrat, has filed to run for county-tax collec-
tor.
Other candidates who have filed for public office are Colon
Lambert and Donald Samuals for County Commission-in District 1
and incumbent Rick Knight for County Commission in District 3.
All are Republicans.

Do you want to adopt a. dog for,$25? ehre .are Isix dogs in
Bowling Green Pound that will be eauthanized unless they are
adopted. There are males, females, large and small.
To see one of these dogs call the Bowling Green City Hall at
375-2255 Monday through Friday from 8 to 4 p.m. The adoption
fee includes a rabies shot.
A dog can, be man's best friend.
President Harry Truman once said,. "If you want a friend in
Washington, get a dog."
President Barack Obama and his family have a dog named Bo.

This Saturday at 9:30 p.m. the home of Christopher Cotton,
son of Wendell and Areca Cotton of rural Wauchula, will be fea-
tured on the HGTV show "Interiors, Inc." The show designed
Christopher's living room. The design firm is one of his clients. He
negotiated with HGTV for the agreements to get the Interiors, Inc.
show on HGTV.
Chris lives and works in Nashville, Tenn. The attorney also
manages and works with Dove awird-winning and Grammy nom-
inated artist Ty Herndon. Chris recently accepted a position with
MTV Networks as director of rights analysis' for their television
and music properties.

Does God care about the outcomes of sporting events?
Religious writer Tom Kruttenmaker in a Jan. 16 report in USA
Today stated "God is with the losers as much as the winners in
sports and other temporal walks of life." He is the author of
"Onward Christian Athletes," a book about.Christianity in profes-
sional sports.
His article keyed on Tim Tebow's Denver Broncos losing 45-
10 to the New England Patriots. Denver's loss did not mean God
lost, too, wrote Krattenmaker.
He wrote that Tebow's "religious convictions have led him to
serve orphans and befriend medically challenged young people,
who has had nary an off field misstep or a harsh word for anyone
in his five years in the spotlight."
He said it is okay for sports fans to use Tebow as a test case for
Christianity, noting "Use his irrepressible spirit, his impressive
character, his exemplary treatment of his fellow human beings. As
for his yardage totals and yards per completion percentages? Those
are for football gods."
Even if Tebow does slip up sometime, it just would prove he
is human. No man is perfect.

Dr. Mehmet Oz in the latest AARP magazine wrote that peo-
ple, like cars, need proper maintenance to have a long life. He said
a 1966 Volvo in New York has set a Guinness world record with 2.9
.million miles.
His suggestions for humans slowing down the aging process
include yoga or light exercises to reduce stress, eat breakfast of oat-
meal and eggs, snack on berries to prevent cancer, walk 15 minutes
in the sun to build muscle and get vitamin D, eat fish for dinner to
boost brain health, reduce your intake of processed meats like
bacon, sausage and hot dogs that contain nitrites, and get plenty of
sleep with the best sleep between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
The cardiothoracic surgeon and host of the Dr. Oz Show on
NBC also suggests some herbs, a glass of red wine and a healthy
sex life.
"What really works are the small things, done right, every sin-
gle day. Age-isn't just an amount of time passed, it's a state of
mind. If you think young and feel young, you will be young."

The city of Bowling Green late last year approved a property
tax rate of 7.25 mills, the same as the previous year.
A 125-acre Mosaic lake in southern Polk County accepts the
city's treated wastewater which is about 125,000 gallons a day
most months but 175,000 gallons a day in winter, said Mayor Perry
Knight.
The city commission approved a 10 cents an hour raise for
employees and a $100-Christmas bonus. Also approved was a three
percent increase in sewer, water and garage rates, plus a $3 month-
ly customer charge for trash pickup. Trash pickup will be done
twice a month instead of once a month.
City manager Yvonne Kimball resigned effective last Nov. 10


MONEY
Continued From 1A


ber Ken Baker absent.
The obvious question which
arises is whether that is a capital
improvement or just recurring
maintenance.
A second and much longer
CRA discussion was on tenta-
tive design for the proposed
paving of the Town Center
parking lot off U.S. 17 South
between Palmetto and Main
streets. The city owns most of
the lot, except a few of the park-
ing spaces in front of the gro-
cery store and other businesses
in that plaza.
Nearly $200,000 has been bud-
geted for the work, which needs
to be done during the summer
months, the least busy time for
the plaza shopowners, said
CRA/Main Street director
Jessica Newman.
Originally considered as a
way to correct flooding and
drainage problems at both the
north and south ends of the lot,
the present design provides no
irrigation or drainage lines, but
will widen a Main Street gutter
which carries stormwater to an
outlet at Burris Avenue near the
historic train depot.
Bo Conerly, of Kimberly-
Horn consulting firm, a brother
to Newman, said areas at the
north and south ends of the
property will drain off into the'
enlarged outlet. Commissioner
Pattie Detwiler questioned how
the impervious asphalt will im-
prove drainage and prevent
pooling. "There are no green
areas for absorption," Detwiler
commented.
Commissioner Ken Lam-
bert also questioned why the
landscape island for aesthetics
and why the city would be
paving private property. Both
the parking spaces in front of
business and the old drive-
through lane behind the Revel
buildings (including the CRA/-




FUNERAL NOTICE
NEVA AGNES GRIMES
Neva Agnes Grimes, 77, of
Wauchula, died Feb. 14, 2012.
The family will receive
friends Saturday, Feb. 18, from
10 to 11 a.m. at the chapel of
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
-,,Home here services ill be
held at 11 a.m. -p




CRIIShH
Continued From 1A
bus for many years but recently
became a bus tutor.
"The people who worked
with Agnes at the Transpor-
tation Department have worked
together for years, and have
become a family. We have not
lost a co-worker or friend, but a
member of our family," said
Educational Facilities/Trans-
portation Director Rob Krahl on
Wednesday morning. "We. are
grieving."
Another accident happened
shortly after 11 a.m. at the inter-
section of U.S. 17 and REA
Road. A report from the Florida
Highway Patrol was unavail-
able at press time.


Chamber of Commerce/Eco-
nomic Development offices)
would be paved at CRA
expense.
"Don't get me wrong. CRA is
a great program. I'm not for or
against it. I just think it needs
more study," said Lambert.
Detwiler also suggested fol-
low-up financial information
should be presented with and
without the costs of the pavers
and other aesthetics.
PAST HISTORY
As noted, the CRA was initi-
ated in 1997. Initlal projects
Were the purchase and renova-
tion of the old Cranford build-
ing into what is now Giovanni's
Italian Restaurant. The space
between it and South Seventh
Avenue was converted into the
Main Street Heritage Park, site
of many civic and community
activities.
The old Thriftway Store was
remodeled -into the joint loca-
tion for the Wauchula Police
Department and the City Ad-
ministration Building. When
the adjacent Iddings building
was heavily damaged by Hur-
ricane Charley, the city pur-
chased it and demolished it for
additional parking north of the
city complex. A beautiful mural
was painted on the north side of
the complex.
Other CRA projects have
included Oak Street Park, reno-
vations, to the old City Hall and
commission chambers, street-
scaping and the first phase of
the Wauchula Depot restora-
tion.
In 2009, despite an adverse
environmental assessment and
inspection reports, the 80-year-
old Coker Fuel building was
purchased for $376,000, triple
its market value. There was a
plan to spend:$335,000 to reno-
vate it. That fell through in late
2010 when it was deemed "sub-
standard with continued occu-
pancy not recommended.
Plans changed to demolish
the building and replace it with
an incubator business, anchor
tenant and a 44-unit parking lot.
The design and engineering for
that project is under way.
Newman, the daughter of for-
mer commissioner Jerry Con-
erly, was chosen as new CRA/-
Main Street director in January
2009 and inherited some of the
plan' ind i.,ue:.._ .' th' position.
Among the plnr'ing was a
Scommercial/residential grant
program for needed home reno-
vations needed to comply with
.code violations and improve the
slum and blight within the city
limits.
In the, last year, expenditure
of CRA funds have become an
increasing concern. Some have
improved local businesses such
as.Ullrich Storage, Busy Bees
Child Development Center,
Som!-ehouse BBQ, Perry Tay-
lor for. a photo studio at Main
Street. and : U.S. 17, both
Ponger-Kays-Grady, Health
Centers United on West Pal-
metto.
One grant of about $8,000
went to Clay Cobb for construc-
tion of a hair salon ind upstairs
rental apartments on North
Seventh Avenue. Interestingly,
Cobb was at Monday's meeting
to question the water and sewer


to accept a city manager's job in Arizona.
She said the city is in great financial shape and needs to con-
tinue to be frugal.
Kimball said the city desperately needs up-to-date data on
underground water and sewer pipes. Continued water tower main-
tenance is vital, she said. A new phone system is needed, and a list
of street paving and other projects should be prioritized, she noted.
The city should look into utility rates for customers outside the
city limits and continue staff training, she advised. Mobile home
park rates should be reviewed. Kimball also stressed the impor-
tance of maintaining city equipment.
I think Kimball did an overall good job for the city in her three
years and left on a good note, with instructions for the future. She
suggested Pat Penny as the interim manager.
I also believe the city has an excellent commission and praise
Mayor Perry Knight for his ability to handle meetings and his
knowledge of equipment and plant operations.
In several months last year in Bowling Green 79 cats were
trapped in the city limits and were spayed or neutered, then 'placed
back where they were caught.
The city.is still considering a building to protect four police
cars from the weather.

Tuesday was Valentine's Day, which is considered a romantic
day in much of the Western World. It is often a day for flowers,
candy, a romantic dinner, or a card.
Here are a few thoughts on romance, mostly courtesy of the
late Vince Spezzano, who rose from a paperboy to president of
USA Today:
Love is like eating a mushroom. By the time you know
whether it is the real thing, it's too Jate.
Advice to young men: never tell the girl you are unworthy of
her. Let that come later as a complete surprise.,
Married life First you carry your bride across the threshold.
Then she puts her foot down.
She had three requirements for a husband --money, wealth
and property.
I once asked my grandpa why a rtan cannot have more than
one wife. He said, "Son, when you are older you will realize the
law protects those who are incapable of protecting themselves.
9 words that will change a man's life forever. "' I love you. Will
you marry me? I do." Some men will need to say those 9 words
more than once. Could it be that's what Herman Cain really meant
when he said on the campaign trail "9 9 9."


impact fees for the building.
The city ordinance meeting
bond issue requirements sets
impact fees on units, each of the
single-family apartments or
units and the commercial unit
are separate impact fees. They
are based on future or potential
capacity, not actual usage at the
time of connection, explained
city attorney Cliff Ables.
The city has recently ac-
quired two properties, at Green
Street and North Florida
Avenue, under foreclosure of
code enforcement liens. The
commission has yet to deter-
mine if they should be renovat-
ed under CRA funds, with
recoupment of the monies by
sale of the properties.
CRA is also involved with the
county's economic develop-
ment on combined $300,000
loans/grants for apiece for reno-
vation of the north side of the
Wauchula depot and renovation
of a building on West Main
Street for EZ Products.
The final question leading up
to the CRA workshop later this
month was a request for a resi-
dential rental property. Calvin
Bates, who also is chairman of
the Main Street Economic Res-
tructuring Committee, applied


for a grant to renovate a local
residence in which he had once
lived. He moved out and want-
ed to convert to a rental.
Because it was no longer an
owner-occupied residence, it
was not eligible for residential
rehabilitation and a commercial
grant application was suggest-
ed.
The commission balked at a
grant for soffit, eaves, .and
flooring damage to a rental
home. "Improving the house
improves the neighborhood,"
explained Newman. Any other
applications -for rental home
will be suspended until after the
CRS workshop.
Atchley said public imput
was very important at the Feb.
28 workshop at which defini-
tions and criteria for commer-
cial and residential grants will
be reviewed, including income
verification and ownership of
property.
"It amazes me that CRA has
been in existence so long and
yet there are no better criteria
for administering these grants.
We need to be more specific
and this is the opportunity for
people to have their say about
it," he concluded.


County and the IDA have
income streams that are very
unique that no one else has, and
they are extremely important to
the future of the county.
"To protect those streams I
suggest merging the EDC and
IDA together," Lambert said.
The IDA is in control of mil-
lions of dollars of grant money
it awards to businesses that will
add well-paying jobs and eco-
nomic diversity to the Hardee
County. The commerce park on
State Road 62 is owned and
managed by the IDA, and the
IDA is currently in negotiations
to buy the former Peace River
Electric Cooperative building.
The plan being discussed is
to simply do away with the
EDC board and appoint all of
its members to the IDA.,
Combining the boards w would
add transparency to the eco-:
nomic development offices by'
having one board with more
members covered under the
Sunshine Law, Lambert said.
Potential companies would
still be allowed to negotiate
under confidentiality agree-
ments for a period of time until
plans are far enough along to
announce them tothe public.
Once the company goes pub-


trom roads. .
On Monday at 5 p.m. a
Rabbit Show will kick off the
animal events for the rest of the
week.
At 6:30 p.m. a Dairy Show
will begin and immediately
after at 7 p.m., there will be a
grooming contest and clinic.
Then on Tuesday, there will
be Poultry Showmanship at 5
p.m. and at 6:30 a Swine Show.
On Wednesday starting at 5:30
p.m. is a Breeding Animals and
Heifer Show. And at 7 p.m., a
Steer Show followed by Beef-
Showmanship.
Wednesday is Dollar Day.
This means that everything is
$1 including- rides, admission,
parking, and even select foods!
On Thursday, buyers will
gather together at the Cattle-
man's Arena to place their bids
at the FFA and 4-H Livestock
Sale.
Friday brings the Ranch
Rodeo. This includes bronc rid-
ing, team sorting, barrel racing,
double mugging, calf doctoring,


lie, all past correspondence and
records between the prospective
company, the IDA, the county
and its executive director would.
then become public records.
Both the IDA board and'the
EDC board seemed to think it
was a good idea as they dis-
cussed it Tuesday, but post-
poned making a final decision
until next month's meeting.
New EDC members Paul
Roberts and Bobby Krause
wanted to learn a little more
about the history of the boards
and how some comparable
boards operate before making a
final decision and voting on the
issue.
EDC board member Donald
Samuels said he would prefer
having the two boards separate,
with the EDC controlling the
money and the IDA holding the
property and buildings.
SLambert said the Mosaic
agreement specifically said the
money would go to the IDA,
and that Mosaic would not want
to reopen the agreement.
If the IDA and EDC boards
decide to proceed with this
plan, it will have to go before
the County Commission for a
vote to .approve the recom-
mended changes.


and mutton busting for children
6 and under.
For older kids who can stay
up until midnight, Friday will
also be Madness Till Midnight.
On this day admission is free
with the purchase of an arm-
band.
Then on the last day of the
fair at 4 p.m.,.a Mexican band
will be playing in the Arena and
then at 7 p.m. Mexican bull rid-
ing will begin,
Gate entry will be $6 for
adults and $4 for kids, although
a full week admission pass is
$30. Parking passes also are
available, at a week for $20.
Nightly parking is $3.The
money raised from parking will
go straight to Project Gradua-
tion for a safe graduation cele-
bration for the Class of 2012.
Don't forget to keep the cal-
endar clear next week or you'll
miss out on all the laughs, fun-
nel cakes, Cowbelle's Kitchen,
rides, and just an amazingly
great time.


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mer and forge yourself one,
-James A. Froude



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February 16, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Huddleston Named To


CFRPC By Governor


By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
After searching for the right
erson for the job, Gov. Rick
cott has appointed a lifelong
Hardee County resident to the
Central Florida Regional
Planning Council.
Chester "Chet" Huddleston
has been vying for the vacant
position for over two years.
Initially, it was County Com-
missioner Minor Bryant, vice
chair of the CFRPC, and Sandy
Meeks who told him of the
opening.
Huddleston submitted an
application to the Governor's
Office and waited.
He waited more than two
years, as it wasn't until Feb. 1
that Scott appointed Huddleston
to a term from Feb. 1, 2012, to
Oct. 1,2013;
The CFRPC website ex-
plains that it is a planning and
policy agency that works with
public and private leadership in
Central Florida "to achieve a
healthy and sustainable future."
It offers land use, hazardous
waste, historic preservation and
transportation planning and
reviews developments of
regional impact.
Its goal is to make Central
Florida thrive and make the
communities better for genera-
tions to come. Its vision for the
future includes preserving natu-
ral areas and protecting wildlife
and agriculture.
Huddleston will be one of 20
members on the council making
decisions to better not only
Hardee but DeSoto, Highlands,
Polk and Okeechobee counties.
On Monday, Huddleston will
be sworn in at his first council


FNL: Things Are Cookin'


In Downtown Wauchula!


Get your taste buds ready,for
this month's mouth-watering
Friday Night Live event.
It will feature the eighth
annual Grillin' & Chillin' on
Main barbecue competition, all
along Main Street in downtown
Wauchula.
Who has the most delicious
BBQ? Finding the answer will
be an all-consuming task!
Judges will sample each
team's chicken, ribs and brisket
to determine who will have this
year's bragging rights as the
best!
'But you can determine the
answer for yourself. BBQ teams


will be vending beginning at 11
a.m. on Friday. It's your chance
to get a head start on the fun by
sampling the entries! Then, you
can come back downtown for
some more during Friday Night
Live beginning at 6 p.m.
And satisfying your taste
buds isn't all that this event is
about. You will also be giving
to a worthy cause. All the bar-
becue teams will donate a por-
tion of their proceeds to a non-
profit organization. So bring
your appetite and help them
raise some funds!
As always, there will be
great music and lots of activi-


ties as the night's activities run
until 9 p.m.
Don't miss Highlands Coun-
ty's very own band, Written in
Red, as it takes the stage at 6.
Enjoy activities for kids, ven-
dors and, of course, downtown
shopping and dining.
"This is a great way to kick
off Hardee County Fair week!"
says Main Street Wauchula
Director Jessica Newman.
Hardee County Disposal, CF
Industries and The Bull are the
sponsors for this month's edi-
tion of Friday Night Live,
Newman notes.


GOP CANDIDATE SPEAKS


Chet Huddleston
meeting, to be held at the
Sebring airport. On Feb. 29, he
will be participating in the
Department of Economic Op-
portunity's State Strategic Plan
workshop, which is cb-hosted
by the CFRPC.
Huddleston is employed as a
biological science technician
for the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Animal & Plant
Health Inspection Services. He
serves on the Republican Party
of Florida State Executive
Committee.
Previously, Huddleston
served on the Hardee County
Economic Development Coun-
cil, and was vice chairman of


the Hardee County Republican
Committee for eight years.
Huddleston is excited to have
been given this position. He
knows the amount of dedication
and work expected of him, but
he isn't nervous.
"I feel community involve-
ment is a responsibility that we
all have. I'm prepared and I find
it a great honor that Gov. Rick
Scott has the confidence in my
leadership; work ethic and abil-
ity to serve Central Florida on
this council," Huddleston said.
Huddleston also believes that.
his experience will be benefi-
cial to the planning council and
that he can make a difference as
well as add a new perspective.


Narcotic Pills End In Arrest


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A tip to the Hardee County
Drug Task Force sparked a one-
day investigation which ended
in an arrest.
Arlie Duane Dubberly,.40, of
3Q7. Garden Dr.,,Wauchula,'was
booked into the Hardee County
Jail last week on charges of traf-
ficking in a narcotic and posses-
sion of narcotics equipment.
He was arrested by Drug Task
Force detectives at 5:25 p.m.
Tuesday. He posted a $15,500
bond at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday to
gain his release from custody as
he awaits trial.
According, to sheriff's Maj.
Randy Dey, a spokesman for
the Drug Task Force, detectives
received a tip earlier that






The subpoena was brought
up by County Commissioner
Grady Johnson on Tuesday as
he addressed IDA board mem-
bers after they expressed dis-
pleasure with the Hardee
County Commission for not
taking a vote of confidence in
the IDA.
Johnson, who had stopped a
vote of confidence from taking
place, said he was told Friday
by Economic Development
Council Chairman Joe Albritton
that the audit reports had been
subpoenaed by the State
Attorney's Office in Bartow.
Sara Pelham, economic
development 'coordinator, said
Grady Johnson told, her two
weeks previously, in her office;
that he called' people in
Tallahassee and told them that
the IDA needed to be investi-
gated.
Johnson said that is not true,
and that he told Pelham he
called Tallahassee because he
did not receive a letter ad-
dressed to the County Com-
mission.
Grady Johnson said he would
not give a vote of confidence
until everything is cleared up.
and blamed the IDA problems


Dubberly
Tuesday alleging Dubberly was
-looking to buy some oxycodone
pills so that he could turn
around and sell them to "make
some money."


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not on the volunteer board
members but on the five county
commissioners, the county
manager, county attorney and
the IDA executive director.
The IDA was notified recent-
ly that it was now in compli-
ance with the state after being
one of a few hundred special
districts' throughout the state
that had not filed the required
audits.
Commissioners' Minor Bry-
ant and Dale Johnson were also
present for the IDA meeting
Tuesday morning, and also
addressed its members.
Vanessa Hernandez, an IDA
board member, said, "There is
still a problem with the public
perception (of the IDA)."
"We cannot even get a vote
of confidence from our com-
missioners," she said.
Dale Johnson told the mem-
bers he knew each of them per-
sonally and believes they all
have integrity. "I appreciate you
all and I am going to support
you as best I can," he said.
Bryant said. "I think you
(IDA members) are putting
yourself on the line and doing a
good job.
"People writing stuff in the


A monitored transaction w
arranged using a confident
informant, who allegedly sc
Dubberly 25 30-milligram p
for $8' each and 10 10-m
ligram pills for $7 each, fo
total sale amount of $270.
Dubberly,,, according to
major, place'tihe narcotic p
into the toolbox of his tr'ck
drove away from the exchar
site, a farm in the rural area
State Road 64 East. Further,
allegedly told the confident
informant that he would b
any more pills he could
from the man.
Dubberly was stopped
arrested as he pulled into
driveway on Sparrow Ro
Dey said.


paper that is not true makes
few more people believe it," h
added.
Wauchula did not charge tl
league to use the George Heii
Fields on Florida Avenue th
are now being used for gir
softball.
He said the league ha
already contributed $20,00
toward the more than $800,00
total costs to build the field
bathrooms and concessic
stands.
SThe money used for the field
came from the Florida Re
reaction Development Assis
ance Program grants an
$250,000 from the Industri
Development Authority.
The league charges $75 p
player, which covers uniform
a hamburger and drink after tl
game, equipment and paying
the umpires. Moore said a fe
players are given scholarship
so they can afford to participate
Commissioner Dale Johnso
said he felt the decision was
big issue and he would lil
more time to look into it an
think about it. Other commi
sioners agreed and they decide
to table the issue until the ne
scheduled meeting on Jan.. 5.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Speaking at the regular monthly meeting of the Hardee County Republican Party on
Tuesday, Feb. 7, was Joe Arnold, candidate for U.S. Congress from Okeechobee. He
said Hardee County will be in his district following recent redistricting. In photo, from
left, are Gary Delatotre, president, Hardee County Republican Executive Committee;
David Durastanti, superintendent of schools; Arnold; Donald Samuels; and Thomas
Trevino, Hardee County School Board. The meeting was held at Main Street Grill in
Wauchula.




It All Began With



SLove Note.: ,To' Me.
in


By JAMES SNYDER
Special To The Herald-Advocate


he Forty-one years ago, I was a naive 19-
tal year-old just beginning life's journey. I

get do not like to brag, but I was the poster
child for naivete.
and I had a few ideas about life, but too
Sa few to make me a contributing member
ad of human society. What I knew about life
could fit nicely in my trouser pocket with
plenty of room for a country boy's pock-
etknife.
One of the things that I did not know is
that a naive country boy is a target for a
young woman looking to settle down. It
is a good thing:I did not know that
a because it is better in some areas of life
e
to be caught off guard.
he It was exactly 41 years ago this month
ne that I was introduced to a very nice
at young lady. She .smiled at me and .:
smiled back. Being a courteous naive
as young man, I did not know that smiling
>0 back had a different meaning to the one
)0 receiving the smile than the one giving
s' the smile.
Ah, that sweet innocence. How I miss
ds, it.
c- We attended the same Bible college
st- and therefore were in constant contact
id
al ,with each other. Looking back on the
whole affair, oui relationship changed
er one day when she slipped me a note as
is' we passed each other in the hall going to
he
ng separate classes. The only note I had ever
w received in my life came from my moth-
ps er, and it contained a list of things she
e. wanted me to do "or else." Now I was

a getting a note from this young lady.
ke I smiled when she handed it to me but
nd inside I was more frightened than I have
s- ever been in my entire life. A note, what
et in the world did she want me to do?
What did I do that she has to communi-
cate to me in such a covert manner?
My fears were allayed when I opened
the note and discovered it was a "love
note."
For anybody who has received such
communication in the past, you will
understand quite readily that this com-
pletely changed our relationship. This
was before e-mail, texting, cell phones
and Facebook. Back in "the day," we had
to do all of our communication in per-
son, like, fact-to-face. The only excep-
tion was the notorious love note, to
which I was being introduced.


Getting my first "love note" was rather
enlightening to me. I had just seen this
young lady in the hallh1a, and before
that we had lunch together, and before
that we had chapel where we saw. each
other. Yet the note that she handed me,
this infamous love note, said that she,
and I quote, "missed me."
I turned the note over to see'if there
was any explanation on the back, but it
was blank. I was a little concerned about
her when underneath her name she put a
series of X's arid O's. Whether this was
some secret code I was supposed to
know about or whether she had just run
out of words was beyond my experience
at the time.
As I thought about that note, I won-
dered, when in the ,;world did she have
time to miss me? What was it she
missed? It certainly: was not my charm
because I had not developed that
attribute until recently.
Now I was in a quandary. What do I
do? Do I go up to her after class and
apologize for being missed?
It was not long before I realized that
she was expecting me to reciprocate and
write her a love note. I really did not
know what to say. If I wrote a note simi-
lar to the one she wrote me and said, "I
miss you," I would be lying. I knew
where she was. I knew that after class
was over I would see her again.
I began writing little love notes to her
saying, "I miss you, too." I felt a little
guilty and somewhat silly, but she
looked forward to my "missing" her. I'm
still a little embarrassed to say that it
took some time for me to figure out the
X's and the O's.
Now when I hear someone say that X
marks the spot, a different picture comes
to mind.
Upon thought, I discovered that God
was the first one to write a love note:
"Jehovah appeared of old unto me, say-
ing, Yea, I have loved thee with an ever-
lasting love: therefore with lovingkind-
ness have I drawn thee," Jeremiah 31:3.
Everything in my life began with
God's marvelous love note to me.

The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the
Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call
him at (352) 687-4240 or e-mail jamess-
nyder2@att.net. The church website is
whatafellowship.com.






4A The Herald-Advocate, February 16, 2012


Obituaries Deadlines Approaching

For FSA Aid Programs


ANASTASIA D. NOLES
Anastasia D: -Noles, 15, of
Okeechobee. died onSaturday
February 4. 2012, at home.
She 'was a member of the
First United Methodist Church
of Okeechobee.
She was preceded in death by
her grandmother, Dale Ellen
Monroe; and great-grandfather
Robert Rumrill.
She is survived by her father,
Christopher Noles and wife
Sharice of Marianna; mother
Tammy Granados and husband
Emilio of Fort Hood, Texas;
brothers and sisters Christopher
I. Noles and Shenandoah Low-
rimore, both of Fairmont, N.C.,
and Kaleb Granados, Dawson
Granados, Helen Stewart, Au-
tumn Sheltra, Anne Granados
and Abbegayle Granados, all of
Fort Hood, Texas; great-grand-
mother and caregiver Arlene
Rumrill of Okeechobee; grand-
father Larry Noles Sr. and wife
Mardie of Cape Cod, Mass.;
and grandparents Rocky and
Helen Neal of Wauchula.
A memorial service was held
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m.
at the Frist United Methodist
Church of Okeechobee. In lieu
of flowers, memorial donations
may be sent to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, FL 34973 or to the
Treasure Coast Division of the
March of Dimes, 112 43rd Ave.
SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968.
Arrangements are under the
care of Buxton-Seawinds Fu-
neral Home, Okeechobee.




RAYMOND EDWARD
GOOLSBY
Raymond Edward Goolsby,
58, of Lake Placid, died on
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.
Born in Wauchula, he went
to Lake Placid in 1988. He was
a plumber and also worked for
Culligan Water Conditioning in
Hardee County.
Survivors include his wife
Linda Goolsby of Lake Placid;
two sons, James Strickland and
Christopher Goolsby, both of'
Florida; four daughters Cathy
Devane of Georgia, Angie
Brooks and Kelly Sconyers,
both of Florida, and Phiannon-
Reese of Minnesota; brother
Dale Goolsby of Oklahoma;
three sisters Deloris Brewer of
Oklahoma, and Francis Coker
and Sandra Besley, both of
Lakeland; and 11 grandchil-
dren. Arrangements are by
Chandler Funeral Home of
Lake Placid.



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FLOYD F. FIELDS
Floyd F. Fields. 91. of
Wauchula. died on Wednes-
day, Feb. 8, 2012. at Sebring.
He was born on Aug. 24.
1920. at Nobles County.
Minn.. and came to Hardee
County in 1952. He was a
skilled message clerk in the
U.S. Army Air Corps. a car-
penter and member of Peace
Valley Lutheran Church. He
was a membe-6of American
Legion Post #2.
He was preceded in death
by a daughter. Barbara Jean
Fields.
'He is survived by his wife.
Iris Fields of Wauchula: four
sons. Michael Fields and wife
Elizabeth of Jacksonville.
Philip W. Fields and wife
Norma of Atlanta. Ga.. and
Dennis F. Fields. and Mark S.
Fields and wife Cindy. all of
Wauchula: 24dgradchildren;
and 11 great-gTandchildren.
Visitation was Monday.
Feb. 13. 2011 from 1:30 to 2
p.m. at Peace Valley Lutheran
Church. Services were at 2
p.m. with the Rev. Bruce


The Farm Service Agency
Service Center in Wauchula has
announced a June deadline for
the 2010 Supplemental Revenue
Assistance Program for crop
losses because of a natural dis-
aster.
Participants must have at
least one crop of economic sig-
nificance with a 10 percent pro-
duction loss to qualify for this
program.
The signup deadline for the
2010 program is June 1. There
are no late-file provisions for
this signup.
FSA would also like to
remind farmers and ranchers to
file an annual report of acreage
to meet Farm Program Require-
ments. Producers must file their
reports accurately and timely for
all crops and land uses, includ-
ing prevented planting and
failed acreage,' to' ensure they
receive the maximum FSA pro-
gram benefits possible.
For more information, con-
tact your local FSA office at


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773-4764.
FSA administers the Non-
insured Crop Disaster Assis-
tance Program for noninsurable
crops. The application dead-
lines for sweet potatoes, caladi-
ums, Chinese okra, valencia
and perennial peanuts, radishes,
and sorghum is Feb. 28.
The application deadline for
2013 crops begins on July 31.
If you are interested in this
program, contact the office for
specific deadlines for your
crops. There are no application
late-file provisions for this pro-
gram, either.
FSA is transitioning from
bulk printing and mailing of
newsletters and program infor-
mation to sending them elec-
tronically through e-mail. If
you would like to receive the
FSA newsletter or signup for
information about various pro-
grams, contact the local FSA
office or visit the website at
fsa.usda.gov.


Reclaim Your

Garage In A Weekend


Is your garage dingy, clut-
tered and in need of a facelift?
Transforming it into a "show-
room" for your car or reclaiming
it for a workshop, playroom or
man cave isn't difficult. All it
takes is a weekend and a little
elbow grease.
"Many homeowners view the
garage as an extension of the
home-not just a place to store
the lawn mower," says Rust-
Oleum brand manager Mark
Wilgen. "A clean, well-organ-
ized garage can provide extra
living space, as well as add
value to a home. And reclaiming
it can be a fun weekend project
that families can do together."
Here's how to get started:
Get rid of the clutter. Re-
move outdoor furniture, sports
equipment, lawn mowers and
garage clutter. Bag the trash,
donate too-small bikes and other
items you no longer need and
decide what will go back in the
garage after your work is done.
If you're like most-homeowners,
you'll gain| a ,lot of space by
clearing away the clutter.
Paint the walls. Most home-
owners .don't think about paint-
ing the walls of their garage. Yet
a coat of ordinary latex paint can
go a long way in brightening the
space and giving it a finished
look. If the garage has never
been painted or it's been
painted with porous builders'
flat paint-make sure you prime


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GUADALUPE
GARCIA
Guadalupe Garcia. 47. of
Zolfo Springs. died on Thurs-
day. Feb. 9. 2012. at Orlando.
He was born on March 10.
1964. at Rio Bravo. Tamauli-
pas, Mexico. he came to
Hardee County 25 years ago.
He was a citrus grove laborer
and a Cathblic.
He is survived by his wife.
SanJuanita Garcia of Zolfo
Springs: parents Guadalupe
Garcia and Julia Lopez. both
of Mexico: son Gerardo
Garcia of Zolfo Springs;
daughter Monica Luna and
husband Gilbert of Wauchula;
daughter-in-law Dixie Garcia
of Zolfo Springs: five sisters
Juanita Pompa. Elena. Bea-
triz. Isabel and Yadira Garcia.
all of Mexico: and three
grandchildren_ Lilly Ann
Garcii. and Omar and Ivan
Luna.
Visitation was Monday.
Feb. 13. 2012. at Robarts
Garden Chapel from 6 to 8
p.m. with services at 7 p.m.
with Fr. Esteban Soler offici-
ating. ,
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


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first with a quality primer like
Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3. It will
seal the surface for a better
paint job and you'll use less
paint.
Don't forget the floor.
Sweep it clean. Then remove
dirt, oil or grease spots using a
cleaner/de-greaser and a stiff
bristle brush and rinse thor-
oughly. To give your garage a
showroom-quality floor that
will make you the talk of your
neighborhood, finish it with a
coating specifically formulated
for garage floors such as Rust-
Oleum Garage Floor Coating. It
will protect the floor against
gasoline, antifreeze, motor oil,
salt and hot tire pickup and
makes it simple to keep clean.
And it's easy to apply. Just mix
the two-part system, allow the
mixture, to stand according to
label directions and then apply
it in 4'x4' sections.
Toss the decorative paint
chips as you finish each section
and you're done.
It's time to organize! From
shelving to workbenches to
storage pieces designed, for
sports equipment, there is a.
plethora of garage storage
options available to help you
get organized. Visit your local
hardware store to find the best
option for your needs. You'll be
surprised how a little organiza-
tion can maximize your garage
space.
For more information on
garage projects, floor-finishing
tips and techniques, visit
www.rustoleum.com.


OBIT NOTICE
The Herald-Advocate publishes, at no charge, obituaries
marking the deaths of current or former Hardee County
residents. The obituary may include occupation, church and club
affiliations, military service, special awards or honors and a list
of survivors. Paid obituaries may take the place of our free
notices.
Forms for a free obituary are available at our office or at local
funeral homes. Completed forms, however, must be submitted
through a funeral home. We cannot accept forms from
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Computer Classes

Begin On Feb. 24


New computer science cours-
es are being offered on the
Hardee Campus for the spring
term of South Florida Com-
munity College's corporate edu-
cation program.
Students will learn to create,
format, save and print basic
spreadsheets, formulas and
charts in Intro to MS Excel
2010. This workshop will be
offered the Fridays of Feb. 24
and March 2, from 12:30 to 4:30






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Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


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By Gerald M. Costello
The Christophers


A MAGNIFICENT SPEECH!
The civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s is something
fresh in my memory, and at times it's hard to realize that not every-
one shares those recollections. The fact is, I hpve to keep remind-
ing myself, that for many young people wha ... know of those
events comes mainly from history books.
It's one of those things, I guess, that prods us into realizing that
time is indeed moving on.
These thoughts are inspired by the fact that February is Black
History Month, a time for all Americans to reflect on what that
means for the'country. And while that history is multifaceted and
richly diverse, few periods are as dramatic or as significant as the
battles that took place during those decades.
Battles they were; make no mistake.
The papers and the TV newscasts were full of them, day after
day: the marches, the sit-ins, the freedom riders. That was part of
it; there were also police dogs, tear gas, bombings and murders.
The struggle took place mainly in the South, where the mood was
defiant and, for a time, unyielding. For, example, when James
Meredith was finally enrolled as a graduate student in 1962, The
New York Times gave it Front-Page banner-headline treatment,
"Negro at Mississippi U." The incident was all too typical of those
days; the National Guard moved in, six federal marshals were shot
and a campus riot took the lives of three men.
It's against that backdrop of violence that Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. emerges as a towering figure make that the towering
figure of an era. His "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered in
1963 before 200l.000 people from the steps of the Lincoln
Memorial in Washington. D.C., is literally breathtaking. It stands as
an antidote to all the ugliness and the unreasoning hatred of that
terrible time. I came across it in Caroline Kennedy's "A Patriot's
Handbo k," and reading the full text once again recalls all the pas-
sion, th hope- and yes, the "dream" that its words contain.
Dr. King began his oration by stating his intention to "cash a
check," the promise that President Lincoln had given to black peo-
ple 100 years earlier when he signed the Emancipation
Proclamation. "We refuse to believe that there are insufficient
funds in the great vaults of opportunity in this nation," he said.
Then he spoke of "the urgency of now," declaring that "Now is the
time to make real the promises of democracy."
He urged his listeners not to give in to "bitterness and hatred,"
or to turn to violence:
"Again and again," he said, "we must rise to the majestic
heights.of meeting physical force with soul force." Then Dr. King
reached the "I have a dream" section of the speech, channeling the
prophetic voice of Isaiah as he proclaimed that "the crooked places
will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed.
"Let freedom ring," he finally pleaded, until all people are
"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
It is a magnificent speech, one of the greatest in our history,
helping to lead to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It deserves a full
reading, as well as study and discussion, not only in Black History


Month but throughout the year. It's a reminder-of where we've
been, and how we got where we aretoday.
The history books, of course, tellpart of the story. But the best
part of it is the memories that remain. And the struggle, still far
from fulfilled, goes on.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252011CA000408
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA, a National Banking
Association organized under the
laws of the United States of
America,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WAUCHULA AUTO MART, INC.,
MARK C. BURRUS, Individually,
DEBRA BURRUS, Individually,
and SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A,
Defendants./

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
suant to Final Default Judgment
and Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on February 3, 2012, In the
above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash on the Second Floor
Hallway Outside of Room 202 of
the Hardee County Courthouse
located at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, on the 29 day
of February, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.,
the following-described property:
The Northwest 1/4 of Block
35 of the Original Survey
of Wauchula LESS the
West 2 feet and LESS road
right-of-way for U.S.
Highway 17, as per Plat
Book 1, page 1-29B,
Hardee County, Florida.
Subject to an easement to
the City of Wauchula as
recorded in O.R. Book 637,
page 313. LESS the follow-
ing: Begin at the SE corner
of NW 1/4 of Block 35 of
the Original Survey of
Wauchula, as per Plat
Book 1, page 1-29B of the
public records of Hardee
County, Florida for PO.B.,
thence West along the
South line of said NW 1/4
of Block 35, 153.00 feet to
the New- east right of way
line of U.S. Highway No.
17: thence North 00, 02'
00" West along said right
of way line, 13.50 feet:
thence South 89029'50"
East, 72.88 feet; thence
South 8757'19" East,
80.175 feet to East line of
said NW 1/4 of Block 35;
thence South 00*02'00".
East along said East line.
10.00 feet to PO.B.
AND
Commence at the SE cor-
ner of Lot 1 (aka NE-1/4) of
Block 35, of the Original
Town Survey of Wauchula,
as recorded in Plat Book 1,
page 1-29B, of the Public
records of Hardee County,
and run N 12*11'35" W and
along the Easterly line of
said Lot 1, a distance of
38.00 feet, thence S
77O50'45" W and parallel
with the Southerly line of
said Lot 1, 10.00 feet to, the
Point of Beginning; thence
continue along the same
line, 145.00 feet to a point
on the Easterly line of the
NW 1/4 (aka Lot 2) of Block
35 of the Original Town
Survey of Wauchula.
Florida, as recorded in Plat
Book 1, page 1-29B of the
public records of Hardee
County, Florida, thence N
0002'00" West along the
Easterly line of said NW
1/4 (aka Lot 2) of Block 35,
44.00 feet; thence N
7715'45" E and parallel of
said Southerly line of Lot
1, of Block 35, a distance
of 145.00 feet; thence S
1211'35" E and parallel
with the Easterly line of,
said Lot 1, of Block 35, a
distance of 44.00 feet to
the point of beginning;
Less and except road right
of way for 5th Avenue.

DATED this 9 day of Feb., 2012.
B. HUGH BRADLE
Clerk of Court
Hardee County, Florid
By: Connie Coke


Deputy ClerI
If you are a person with a disabil
tty who needs any accommoda
tion in order to participate In thli
proceeding, you are entitled, a
no cost to you, to the provision o
certain assistance. Please con
tact the Office of the Cour
Administrator, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-4686, at least sevel
days before your scheduled cour
appearance, or immediately upor
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled
appearance is less than sever
days; if you are hearing or voice
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Week Ending: February 12, 2012
Weather Summary: Late week freezing temperatures reached
northern and central Florida. Windy weather helped prevent the
moisture in the air from becoming frost. Florida's citrus growers
were on standby to turn on sprinklers in the groves to protect the
fruit. Temperatures must reach 26-27 degrees for four to five hours
before the citrus trees' fruit are damaged by the cold. Several
Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) stations recorded
low temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s, but temper-' res stayed
above freezing in the citrus-growing areas. Despite ui. cold night
temperatures,,the weekly average temperatures were three to six
degrees above normal. Florida remained mostly dry except for a
band of rain that crossed central Florida and heavier showers in
southern Florida. The most weekly total rainfall was 2.54 inches
recorded at Homestead in Miami-Dade County. Other FAWN sta-
tions with more than an inch of rain were located at Brooksville
(1.04 inches), Putnam Hall (1.09 inches), Fort Pierce (1.17 inches),
Fort Lauderdale (1.50 inches), Indian River (1.86 inches), and
Ocklawaha (1.98 inches). The U.S. Drought Monitor had drought
intensity ratings of severe, extreme, or exceptional for 53 percent
of Florida's landscape compared to 45 percent a week earlier. The
worst drought conditions were present primarily in northern central
Florida. For example, Washington County's ponds and bays were
dry and the ground water reserves were low.

Field Crops: The winter wheat crop was looking favorable in
Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. Washington County producers
prepared fields for spring planting. The sugarcane harvest contin-
ued in Collier County.

Fruits & Vegetables: Market movement included snap beans,
eggplant, bell peppers, radishes, strawberries, and tomatoes. The
market also included a light supply of cabbage, celery, endive,
escarole, sweet corn, and squash. In St. Johns County, potatoes
appeared to have some frost damage, but a full assessment of the
damage was still underway. In Putnam County, temperatures
reached down into the mid-20s and there was some frost damage to
cabbage fields. Potatoes were covered in most areas, so no damage
was expected. In Miami-Dade County, vegetable growers were
busy harvesting sweet corn, tomatoes, and other winter vegetables.
In St. Lucie County, cool and windy weather may have wind-
burned young vegetable plants. Plastic was being laid in Gadsden
County fields in preparation for planting the spring tomato crop. In
Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties the spring
vegetable planting was nearing completion. Tomato and potato
producers were treating late blight in many fields.

Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, most pastures were in
'poor to fair condition, a notable improvement over the previous
weeks. Cold temperatures, followed by drought, were the limiting
factors to forage growth. The cattle condition ranged from poor to
excellent with most in fair condition. No cattle were reported in
very poor condition for the first time since late November. Hay and
supplements were being fed. In the Panhandle, most pastures were
between poor and good condition. Warmer than usual temperatures
prior to the weekend improved pastures and reduced hay needs.
However, cold and freezing temperatures over the weekerid
reduced forage growth. In Washington County, hay. stocks were
running low for some producers. Many cattle watering ponds were
dry. In the northern areas, most pastures were in poor condition.
Most cattle were in fair to good condition. In the central areas, the
pasture conditions were poor to excellent with most in fair condi-
tion. Most of the cattle were in fair to good condition. In the south-
western areas, most pasture continued to be in fair to good condi-,
tion. Warm weather and some precipitation over the past weeki
helped green up many pastures. Rain on February 6 helped pastures
in Okeechobee County, but some pastures ended up with standing
water. The conditions of the cattle ranged from fair to excellent
with most in good condition.

Citrus: Seasonal temperatures returned, with a cold snap over
the weekend dropping low temperatures.into the 30s and 40s.
Rainfall was moderate across the region. Ocklawaha received the
most, with 1.98. inches and Alachua received the least, with 0.06
inch. Drought conditions exist across the entire citrus region, rang-
ing from abnormally dry on the east coast, to severe on the west
coast. Drought conditions are as.per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last
updated February 7, 2012. Seventeen processors and 45 (out of 47
expected) packinghouses have opened this season. Harvest of early
and midseason oranges continues as the Valencia harvest began to
pick up. Temples and grapefruit harvesting are both increasing and
the tangelo and tangerine harvest is holding steady. Cultural prac-
tices included irrigation, young tree care, and limited hedging and
topping.


The following permits were
applied for, or iissuil by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Feb. 5-11. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or. more are
listed.

ISSUED
Michael P. Chapman, Cham-
berlain Boulevard, commercial
water plant. $19,750.
Michael P, Chapman, Con-
erly .Road, net family resi-
dence. $54,387.
Denis P Rohaley, Stansfield
Road. sewer connection,
$ 1.,500.
Denis P. Rohaley, Stansfield
Avenue, sewer, $1.500.
Douglas Battey, U.S. 17,
mechanical, $2.800.
Kenneth R. Long, Summit
Street, mechanical, $3,450.
Douglas Battey, Maxwell
Drive. mechanical, $1,500.
Claud N. Chappell, Maxwell
Drive, mechanical, $3,000,
Douglas Battey, Maxwell
Drive, mechanical, $2,095.
Wynn M. Phillips, I'.iul.cri
Drive, mechanical. $3,450,
Owner. State Road 64, car-
port, $'1,910.
HaTpld C. Howze, Broward
Stree glass room and storage,
$6,4 5.
Owner, Center Hill Road,
two decks. $1,000.


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Jesse Albritton
Nevaeh Apolinar
Jelene Avila
Jalisa Banda
Savannah Blasingain
Hailey Bryant
Eduardo Castillo
Ivan Chavez-Saldana
Jacob Cisneros-
Montanez
Olivia Coble
Judd Cole
Allyson Crews
Angelita Equite-Zarate
Tyler Framer
Cailyn Frost
Elizabeth Gonsalez
Ryan Gutierrez
Kale Henderson
Brionna Holsey
Kylee Johnson
Yocheved Martinez
Abigail Mitchell
James Moreland
Damian Olmos
Francisco Pippin
Amaryllis Rodriguez
Juaquin Rodriguez
Shelby Ryder
Antonio Tinoco
Lane Warren
Mia Wilkins

E/S
Cassidy Albritton
Gabriela Alvarez
Jennifer Alvarez-
Armenta
Mariesol Aviles
Owen Cloud
Cayley Franks
Chelsi Garcia
Denise Guevara
Lorena Hernandez-
Aguilar
Aliya Herrera
Sandivel Montes-
Reyes
Stephanie Perez
Santos Plata
Isabel Rinconr-Gomez
Yureidy Roblero-
Flores
Briana Rodriguez
Jovany Rojas
Wilmej,~rgentoZ4
Santiago
Alicia Tapia
Rene Tapia
Dylan Thomas
Chengyeh Vue


FIRST GRADE
A
Azucena Arista
Ethan Barber
Marisa Botello
Jennifer DeSantiago
David Garcia
Hunter Graham
David Hernandez-
Garcia
Braxton Holt
Rose Kirkland
Eric Mushrush
Arianna Rodriguez
Isai Venegas
Donovan Weaver

A/B
Lionso Alamia
Brenda Alvarez-
Armenta
Isabela Anselmo
Preston Barringer
Alyssa Botello
Kayla Burnett
Eduardo Cardenas-
Munoz
Mariah Carrizales
Nataly Clemente
Elizabeth Darty
Jessenia Duran
Nicholas Epitacio
Cristian Gomez
Jaqueline Jurado
Erin Justesen
Tayler Kiella
Cody Knight
Theodore Lee
'Gloria Mendiola
Briana Molina
Alexa Mondragon
Karen Monterrosa
Kyla Patton
Carolina Paulino-
Mendieta
Cristal Pena
Carmen Rivera
Audry Rowan
Sandra Ruiz-Vasquez
Deysi Salazar
Alberto Sierra
Julia Simmons
Ami Taguja-Garduno
Ramon Torres
Dinora Villa-Munoz
Marisol Villegas
Santos Zuniga

SECOND GRADE
A
Adeline Adams
Michael Adams
McKenzie Banda
Dawson Bryant
Lauren Gainous
Rodrigo Gutierrez


Katie Henderson
Jeanette Lacasse
Marisa Mendieta
Lindsey Montero
Ariana Olmos
Elicarmen Sargento-
Santiago
Mattie Wells

A/B
Melody Aleman
Soleil Baque
Victor Chavez-Saldana
Victor Cosme
Chloe Dean
Karime Diego
Griselda "Chela"
Duran
Tyler Jones
Michael "Dylan"
Lambert
Diana Lopez
Odalis Lopez-Rojas
Yeng Lor
Makayla McCoy
Itzel Mendez
Denis Mendieta
Valeria Montanez
Adolfo Morales-
Herrera
Jesus Paniagua
Gabriel Raulerson
Sadie Rivera
Adriana Rodriguez
Joaquin Rojo
Ari Soles
Alejandro Solis
James "Levi" Taylor
Katelyn Vasquez
Jacob Wood
Cierra Yarbrough
Teresa Zuniga

THIRD GRADE
A
Kaylen Barringer
Colton Block
Cameron Cantu
Justin Cole
Daniel Contreras-
Ramirez
Alexis Crews
Nabiha Iqbal
Tomy Molina-Navarro
Rosalba Salazar-
Barbosa


Blake Graham
Anthony Griffis
Palmer Klein
Siera Lozano
Julio Mateo-Armenta
Erin McElroy
Raquel Montanez
Jeremy Myers
Parker Sasser
Yacquelin Villalva
Jason Walker

FOUTH GRADE
A
Isabella Adams
Jesus Jurado
Mackenzie McCoy
Sydnie Steiner

A/B
Dylan Bozeman
Aaron Bunch
Karina Carranza
Jacqueline Chagoya
Kipp Cooper
Darren Daniels
Brayan Diego
Lucia Galvez
Maria Gutierrez
Arreola
Felix Maldonado
Maria Martinez
Angela Ramirez
Daniel Ramos
Liliana Ramos
Adela Rojas-Bautista
Teron Salyers
Sandy Vue
Joseph Wood

FIFTH GRADE
A
Luis Angeles
Amari DeLeon
Michaela Klein
Jose Romero-Vazquez
Chloe Smith
Daniela Villalva

A/B
Marco Alvarez
Analisa Camel
Sandra Contreras-
Ramirez
Mary Courtright
Giovanni Diego


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Jacklin "Alana Barber ,t )iontelo
Kaitlynn Brandeberry Cody Patterson
Kelly Burns Infiniti Randolph
Jake Cole Sanjan Rifty
Oscar DeLeon Dakota Roberts
Alan Felipe-Zuniga Darby Sanders
Brianna Franks. Jillian Thompson
Nevaeh Gonzales


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February 16, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Letter To The Editor

Film On Abortion Should

Not Be Shown To Children


Dear Editor:
Let me begin by saying that I
have no affiliation nor .hold an
allegiance/alliance to any
church in God's great world. I
belidVe in the Word of God, and -
I am a Christian.
With this being said, I am
ready to address anyone who
may take issue with my letter.
For a long time, there was a
popular phrase, "What Would
Jesus Do?" Quite catchy, but it
was meant to cause a person to

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested,
persons are invited:
Governing Board Meeting,
Committee Meetings and
Public Hearing: Consider
SWFWMD business. Some
Board members may partici-
pate in the meeting via commu-
nications media technology.
The 9 a.m. meeting will be pre-
ceded by a recognition break-
fast for former employees
beginning at 8 a.m.
DATE/TIME: .Tuesday, February
28, 2012; 8:00 a.m. (this is a
change of time from the pub-
lished agenda)
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.
Pursuant to the provision of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring reasonable
accommodations to participate in
this workshop/meeting is asked
to advise the agency at least 5
days before the workshop/meet-
ing by contacting 'SWFWMD's
Human Resources Bureau Chief,
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.f
I.us.
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the
Board/Committee with respect to
any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing, he/she will
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the ,proceeding is
Wade, which record includes the
testimony and evidence from
which the appeal is to be issued.
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contact: LuAnne.Stout@water-
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think about what they were
doing, and ask themselves,
"What Would Jesus Do?" in
"their particular situation or
action.
Recently, a situation occurred
at a local church during a
Wednesday night Bible study,
with the youth group. I was not
,in attendance, but I was in-
formed of the situation by a
very concerned and upset par-
ent.
My first thought was, "What
Would Jesus Have Done?"
Well, since I am not Jesus, I
don't know what He would
have done. But I did remember
that Jesus did react to situations
,after thinking about them. The
incident of the money-changers
in the Temple really upset Him.
His reaction was one of human
nature, and He turned over
tables, chairs, etc. He was mad.
So, I will surmise that my anger
is justifiable.
The incident that I am speak-
ing about is the showing of a
very graphic film on abortion.
Trust me, these young chil-
dren's lives will never be the
same after viewing this film.
This film is not intended (and
it is so stated) for young chil-
dren, under the age of 18, to
yiew. But the fact is the group
was comprised mostly of youth
several years under age.
No parental consent forms
were sent home for a parent's
approval to se this film. The
parents had not ben invited to
preview the 'film, other. So,

The Southwest Florida Water-
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
workshop to which all interested
persons are invited:
Tiger Bay Club Lunch Meeting:
Presentation on Polk County's
water, present and future.
SWFWMD Governing Board
members are invited to partici-
pate in the presentation and
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none of the parents of these
youths had a clue as to what
their children were -being sub-
jected to. That night; an event
took place that will forever
change both the parents and the
children.
The adults responsible for
showing this film had a formal
complaint filed against them
with the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office. They were
informed that they were never
to show this film again, or they
would be prosecuted. A serious
offense, Iwould say.
The responsible parties did
make a couple of phone calls to
the most vocal upset parents,
who had made their disgust
known either on Facebook,
telephone, or tell a friend. They
offered an apology for upsetting
the parents and their children.
To me, this apology is similar to
pushing "dust bunnies" under a
carpet, instead of cleaning the
house!
The fact is, an apology does
not remove or diminish the



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252009CA000120
WAUCHULA STATE BANK
Counter-Plaintiff and
Cross-Claimant,
vs.
SHARYN K. SALTER, ET AL
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTES CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
suant to a SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES AND COSTS dated
February 8, 2012, in the above
styled cause, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at the Hardee County
Courthouse, on the second floor
hallway outside of Room 202, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL,
33873 at 11:0QA.M. on March 7,
2012, the following described
property as set forth in said SUM-
MARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF
FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION
OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND
COSTS, to wit:
LOT 15, BLOCK A, KNOLL-
WOOD SUBDIVISION' 'as
per plat thereof, r&6orded
on Plat Book 3, Page 32
(Plat Bar A-10), of the
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.
Parcel Id: 09-34-25-0832-
OOOOA-0015
Commonly known as: 1087
Magnolia Lane, Wauchula,
FL 33873
Dated this 9 day of February,
2012.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT: If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
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at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830,
(863) 534-4686, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
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receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST 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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.


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thoughts, images or whatever
feelings these young people are
now experiencing deep within
their minds. Nothing may show
right now. However, one day a
parent may notice a sudden
change in their child's behavior.
The "dust bunnies" have reap-
peared!
They were hidden,just as the
child had hidden many emo-
tions deep inside. The child
may decide he/she does not
want to attend church any
longer, or be around the family.
He/she may become a loner.
Why? What could have
caused this sudden change in
the child? Counseling may be
suggested. It may take a few
sessions or years, before the
truth finds its way out. "Do you
remember the night I saw that
film about ... ?"
Yes, it happens. It's real! It
affects the child for the rest of
their life.
I am not a parent, and I am
angry! As a parent, I would
think that you also would be
angry. Your parental rights were
violated. You did not have a
choice in what you wanted your
child to view or not to view.
You had no voice in the matter,
Yet, this will have an effect on
your family unit.
Parents, please educate.your-
selves about the Tort Law. Read
it. Know what your rights are
under this law. Protect your
child and your family with this
law.
"What Would Jesus Have
Done?" that night? I don't
know! Would He have pressed
the "Play" button? I don't know
that, either.
If He was a parent of a child
in attendance that night, would
He be angry, upset? To this I
can only say, I would hope that
He would be very upset, and
voicing His disgust. He would
have every right to behave so!
It is also my right to voice my
disgust over this issue. After all,
I am made in God's image, and
God has showed disgust with
mankind: banning Adam and
Eve from the Garden of Eden,
turning Lot's wife into a pillar
of salt, and even flooding the
entire Earth!
God is not always happy.. He'
is not always pleased with what
He sees:
However, He makes promises
and keeps them. He is a forgiv-
ing God/ He is a loving God. He


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understands my anger, the hurt I
feel for those affected, and my
unwillingness to be silent about
this.
He understands that, at this
point, I cannot forgive these
people who harmed these fami-
lies. I would not be able to
accept an apology at this point.
He knows that I am forthright
with my feelings and opinions.
But more importantly, He
knows that I will bend on my
knees each morning and every
night to thank Him for His love
and understanding, as I know I
will more than likely falter,
stumble and cause someone to
question my relationship with



CONGRATULATIONS


Him.
I have stated my feelings
about this situation. I stand
firm in my disgust. I offer no
apologies for what I have
expressed.
It's in God's hands now!

Respectfully,
Terrin L. McKelvey-Green
Editor's Note: The church offi-
cials agreed in the future not to
show the film to youth without
prior parental written consent.
The short final about abortion
urges pregnant women to allow
their baby to be born instead of
aborted, saying life begins at
conception.


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Lozano Wins In First Round KO


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By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Local boxer Daniel Lozano
made good on his prediction of
an early knockout Friday night
against Manuel Galavin in
Tampa, with the victory coming
2:59 into the first round.
Lozano sent the much taller
Galavin to the canvas twice in
the first round Using a hard left
hook to the body, with the sec-
ond one anchoring him there for
the 10-count.
"He was being cautious and
running away from me and I
had trouble hitting his head so I
just concentrated on the body,"
Lozano said.
Going into the fight, Lozano
planned on trying to jump on
the more experienced fighter
from Sonora, Mexico, early and
catch him off guard.
Within the first few seconds;
Lozano cut Galavin's lip and,
within a minute, a hard body
shot sent him to the canvas.
Lozano got accidently head-
butted during the fight which
caused his left eye to swell.
The victory moves him to
11-0 as a pro with 8 knockouts.
Lozano said his success is
allowing him to be choosier
when it comes to taking a fight.
"Now I can make sure the
money is good and the oppo-
nent is right before I take a
fight," he said.
His success is getting noticed
and Lozano said he is looking
to get on the undercard bout for
the upcoming fights of Floyd
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Lozano said he had more
than 100 fans from Hardee


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Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Padilla
Leticia Carrera Becomes

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Leticia Carrera of Wauchula
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Don Bissette, 64, founder of the Hardee County Cancer
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win this 2006 red Ford Ranger XLT super cab with 68,000
miles on the odometer. He plans to sell 5,000 tickets. All
the proceeds go to help Hardee County cancer patients
with expenses such as gasoline, motels, medicine, initial
diagnosis and Christian-based counseling. He alternates
ticket sale locations at Hess, Paul's Restaurant, Gloria's
Restaurant, Pioneer Restaurant, and Stop N Shop. The
foundation was formed in late 2009 and certified as a
501C3 charity in February 2010. Funds raised were
$24,000 in 2009, $32,000 in 2010, almost $50,000 in 2011,
and over $8,000 so far in 2012. "We are now helping 51
Hardee County cancer patients. Twelve passed away last
year, and two have passed away in 2012. I get blessed by
this work," said Bissette. He used to raise money for the
American Cancer Society and later started the Ken Weis
Foundation, which became the current organization. He
makes sure all the funds go to Hardee cancer patients.
There is a board that includes Sammi Jo Morgan, presi-
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The past two months, the Wauchula Garden Club has been busy with meetings and
fundraising. In the top photo, Oneita Revell shows fellow members how to make bows
for holiday decorating. Pictured (from left) are Helen Martin, Vice President Lyndia
Neff, Revell, Gayle Palmer, Lynda Wilkinson, Liby Corpus and Maxine Womack. Then,
the annual Christmas luncheon was held at the home of President Jeanette Perrine on
Dec. 21. Members brought canned goods for the Hardee Help Center. On Jan. 18, host-
esses Evelyn Blackmon, Judye Mercer and the vice president decorated the building
and tables with antique hats, gloves, etc. Guest speaker was Anthony Scheipsmeier of
Austin Growers and AG Outdoor World. The Hardee native was named Landscape
Contractor of the Year in 2010 for his work at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. He
gave gardening tips and brought an array of plants to share. He is pictured below with
(from left) Neff, Jan Beckley (wearing a hat created by her grandmother) and Mercer.
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Tennis Girls Spl
By JOAN SEAMAN pro-set and No. 2 by default.
Of The Herald-Advocate Coaches Keith Nadaskay and
Hardee girls tennis got under Justin Fones also have named
way last week with a split of its juniors Jason Davidson and
matches. Chrisseph Fawley to the team.
The girls won at home LAKE PLACID
against Lake Placid and lost a On Tuesday. the Lady Wild-
close match at DeSoto. cats went to Lake Placid and
For the Wildcats. it was a came home with the 4-3 victory.
slow start, losing all three Senior Summer Palmer
matches. Two of the boys have opened with a 6-1. 6-1 victory.
only had a week of practice, while classmate Taylor Pohl
while others have been out two- battled three long sets in a 6-3.
to-three weeks. 1 3-6. 6-1 loss. Soph returnee
This week, the girls went io Ashley Baker went down 6-0.
Fort Meade on Monday and 6-2.
played at' home on Tuesday "Hardee got back on the win-
against Sebring. Both teams go ning side when soph Susana
to the Heartland Invitational Oceguera won 3-6. 6-0. 6-3 and
against Avon Park. Sebring. classmate Caroline Durrance
Lake Placid and DeSoto tomor- also fashioned a come-from-
'row (Friday) and Saturday. behind win 5-7. 6-1.6-2.
FORT MEADE The teams split the doubles
The Hardee boys actually got events. Palmer/Pohi won 8-5 at
the season started last Monday No. 1 doubles, while Baker/-
* with a trip to Fort Meade in a 2-. Durrance lost 8-0 at NO. 2 dou-
5 loss. b'" bles.
Lone Hardee senior Matt "It was a good first start. Our
Godwin plays at number one No. 1 player is back and strong.
and faced Miner Richard Green There are eight returners on the
in a 6-0. 6-0 loss. Junior squad and 13 selected for the
Campbell Aubry went toe-to- team. Interest is high." com-
,toe with Bradley Taylor in a 6- mented Coach Dennis Aubry.
3. 6-2 loss. Classmate Bobby Other returnees are senior
Swindle battled Abel Armijo in Mesqua Fields. and sophs
a 6-0. 6-0 lo~. Lacey McClenithan and Katie
Hardee got on the board in Smith. Newcomers are soph
No. 4 singles when soph Alek Endreina Martinez. and fresh-
Gonzales downed Caleb Farrell men Caitlin Dufresne. Selena
6-2. 7-5. Soph Zack Neuhofer Macias and Madison Burnett.
won the final singles 7-6. 6-2 Meanwhile, the Hardee boys
over Dillen Ayres.. hosted the Lake Placid Green
Both doubles matches went Dragons-graciously in losing all
to Fort Meade, No. 1 in an 8-0 the matches. Godwin had the


it Wins
most success, with a 7-6 (7-1),
2-6. 3-6 loss. He and Aubry
went down 8-2 in doubles.
DESOTO
Both teams traveled to
Arcadia to clash with DeSoto
last Thursday.
The Lady 'Cats won at num-
ber I and 4 singles and number
one doubles. All were pro-set
matches. Palmer took her oppo-
nent 8-2 and combined with
Baker for an 8-7 win in doubles.
Durrance won in number 4 sin-
gles 8-4.
Baker. Oceguera and Mc-
Clenithan each warred in losing
8-6 to DeSoto players. Oce-
quera/Durrance lost 8-1 in No.
2 doubles, giving the match to
DeSoto 3-4.
"Our number 2 player was
out, four players had to play up
a ranking. Many players had
close matches. The team needs
practice on playing doubles and
net volley. I'm very pleased
with their effort and willingness
to listen and learn. I expect
good things from this team,"
said Aubry.
The Hardee boys also played
tough against DeSoto. winning
at number 5 singles and number
one doubles to lose 2-5 to the
Bulldogs.
Neuhofer picked up the sin-
gles win 8-6. while Godwin/-
Aubry won 8-5 in doubles. "It
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WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Trix Cereal,
Graham Crackers, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Pears, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni,
Deli Turkey & Cheese Wrap,
Salad Tray, Garden Peas,
Peaches, Rolls, Condiments
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast
Crunch Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Waffle, Sausage
Patty, Orange Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey,
Corndog, Salad Tray, Mashed
Potatoes, Pears, Rolls, Condi-
meits and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cocoa Puffs
Cereal, Graham Crackers,
Breakfast Stick, Peaches,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chili Con Carne,
Crackers, Fish Sandwhich,
Potato Rounds. Salad Tray,
Broccoli, Applesauce Condi-
ments and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Crackers, Breakfast Pizza,
Applesauce, Condiments and
Milk.
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Cheese Pizza, Mozzarella
Cheese Stix, Alternate Meal,
Lettuce & Tomato, Corn,
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fruit
Cocktail, Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal. Buttered-
Toast. Scrambled Eggs
wCneese, Diced Pears, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Deli Ham &'Cheese
Wrap, Cowboy Macaroni, Rolls,


Alternate Meal, Pepperoni
Pizza, Salad Bar, Lettuce &
Tomato, Garden Peas, Pea-
ches, Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Corndog, Cheese
Pizza, Alternate Meal, Turkey
Deli Roast, Turkey Gravy, Rolls,
Salad Bar, Tossed Salad, Mash
Potatoes,. Diced Pears, Condi-
ments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Breakfast
Stick, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Chili .w/Crackers,
Pepperoni Pizza, Fish
Sandwich, Alternate Meal',
Salad Bar, Lettuce & Tomato,
Broccoli, Potato Rounds,
Applesauce, Condiments and :
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"MONDAY
Holiday
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Ceireal, Sausage
Pizza, Peaches, Condiments
,and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni .Pizza,
Cheeseburger on:.,,, a Bun
French Fries, Toasted Harii &
Cheese, Potato Rounds, Baked
Beans, Tossed, Salad, Butter
Cookies, Pears, Condiments
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Peaches,
Concimenls and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun. Chicken Gravy, French
Fnes Mashed Potatoes, Green
Beans. Tossed Salad, Sweet
Potato Souffle', Pears, Cake,
Rolls, Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Jumbo
Waffles, 'Baked Ham, Fruit
Cocktail, Cdndiments and Milk,
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Sloppy Joe on a Roll,
French Fries, Potato Rounds,
Garden Peas, Tossed Salad,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Sick Fruli Cocktail Condi-
Sr.etis ardLk ,/,
t'. cCh: epperorni .'Pizza.
.Cleseb er ..n a Bun.
French Fries, Tacos Mexican
Rice, Pinto Beans, Corn, Tossed
Salad, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk


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First United Methodist
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hosting a concert on Sunday at
6 p.m.. featuring the Zolfo
Springs Gospel Strings.
Everyone is invited to the
church at 4910 N. Church Ave..
Bowling Green to enjoy some
great southern gospel music.

The deadline for Church
News submissions is Thursday
at 5for the next edition.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Better to be poor and honest
than a rich person no one
can trust. .. People ruin
their lives by their own stu'-
pidity, so why. does God
always get blamed?
S Proverbs 19:1,3. (ME)

FRIDAY
The 24 elders fall down and
worship Him who lives for
ever and ever; and, as they
lay their crows before the
throne, they cry, "Thou art
worthy, 0 Lord our God, to
receive glory and honor and
power, because Thou didst
create all things; by Thy will
they were created and have
their being."
Revelation 4:10-11 (NEB)

SATURDAY
I saw the Lord seated on a
throne, high and exalted,
and the train of His robe
filled the temple. Above Him
were seraphs, ... and they
were calling to one another,
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord
Al-mighty; the whole earth is
full of His glory."
Isaiah 6:1b,2a,3 (NIV)

SUNDAY
Though He (Jesus) had
done so: many signs-before
them yeti..they di~ a -,not
believe in Him; neverthe-
less many even of the
authorities believed in H-im,
but forfear of the Pharisees
they did not confess it. ... for
they loved the praise of men
more than the praise of God.
John 12:37,42a,43 (RSV)


MONDAY
.But when King Uzziah be-
came.powerful, his pride led
to his ruin. He was unfaithful
to the Lord his God.
II chronicles 26:11 (NCV)

TUESDAY
Then the jailer called for
Slight, rushed in and, trem-
bling all over, fell at the feet
,of Paul and. Silas. He led
them outside and said, "Sirs,
What must I do to be saved?'"
, 'And they replied, "Believe in
the Lord Jesus, and then
'you will be saved,-you and
your household."
Acts 16:29-31 (PME)


WEDNESDAY
I stand silently before the
Lord, waiting for Him to res-.
cue. me. For salvation comes
from Him alone. Yes, He
alone is my Rock, my res-
cuer, defense and fortress.
SWhy then should I be tense
with fear when troubles
come?
Psalm 62:1-2 (TLB)
Allverses are excerpted from
S The'Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
S 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.


Greetings from Fort Green! -
Mary and Earl Bargeron and
Sherman and I went to the
Southern gospel sing at Pal-
metto .last week, We both stayed
at Lake Manatee State Park. It
is a beautiful park with plenty
of, palmettos and oak trees.
The' have, beautiful lake and
beach Sherman and I fished
one mlTmiing, but'did not even
get a bite. ;
SThe music was good as was
the prech!-nng We attended
services with Brother Randy
Perry and Dr. Charles Stanley.
Dr. Stanley has a new book let-
ting Christians know what they
need to do in order to turn the
tide in the right direction for our
country. In one of Brother
Perry's sermons, he mentioned
that a couple of friends from
Alaska were there. I talked to
the man later and he said he
taught Sarah Palin and what a
good governor she had been.
All good things must come to
an end, or so they say, and when
the weather was advertised as
35 in Wauchula, we came home
on Saturday. I get aggravated
With myself for buying flowers
that can't stand the cold, but I
just 'like the Dessert Rose,
Christmas cactus and orchids!
Clay Samuels won a trophy
for his summer racing that is
nearly as tall as he is. He was
proud of it, but Donald, his
grandpa was more proud that he
scored so high on FCAT that he
received a letter from Duke
University inviting him to
attend their camp this summer,
and advising him that they will
monitor his progress throughout
school. Possibly a scholarship
will be in the future for Clay,
and he is a smart little boy with
definite goals already set for his
life.
The ordination of Jim Stal-
lings was very impressive. We
attended that ceremony on
Super Bowl night! After his
services, we went to a game
party at Chrysta and Lee
Chancey's home.
I imagine most of you older
people are like me, and I could
not understand the words to the
songs that were supposed to be
s6 grelit.' The'"-'.' re some
ybung people prel_.rtt,'and they
could siiig along with one,
which I think was called "You."
Amy and Dan Duke's little
baby is not very old but he has
really filled out and has the
prettiest blue eyes. He is at.that
precious stage when you talk to
him, he will smile and move his
little mouth trying to talk! I told,
Amy, he was going to be a
heartbreaker when he got older!
Aaron Brown got a six-point
buck around the last week of
hunting.
Ken Oden asked me if they
were putting a rest stop on the
Ona-Fort Green Road in a very
serious- way. I thought great;
maybe they were going to put


'the garbage dump by the rail-
road on that end of the county.
He could hardly keep from
laughing as he explained his
rest stop as someone had dis-
carded a commode by the side
of the road. I'm sure he could
hardly wait to get to church to
tell me about the new rest stop!
Our youth had a fundraiser
last Sunday morning with a
Valentine Banquet. The youth
worked hard and we had a deli-
cious meal. After eating, the
GA girls under the direction of
Carol Brown put on a fashion
show dressed in period clothing
of that worn by Lottie Moon
and then they told something of
her life. Kitty Oden drew neat
pictures depicting the fashions
of that period and some of the
household items used.
Little Destiny Fields will
have her surgery Monday at All
Children's Hospital. Please re-
member to pray for her. Arthur
Womack was well enough to
attend church last Sunday and
Maxine is walking really well
after her, knee surgery. Her son
and grandchildren were visiting


them and they all enjoyed each
other.
Jim Sasser came through his
surgery good and has a new
gadget that keeps his heart beat-
ing in perfect time. His sister,
Lynda Abbott, said she did not
know if it were a pacemaker or
a defibrillator, and they might
be the same, but I am not sure!
He is just doing well but contin-
ue to pray for him.
Remember to pray for each
other, our country and the mili-
tary.

There is no cure for birth and
death save to enjoy.the inter-
val.
--George Santayana

I am thankful for the mess to
clean after a party because it
means I have been sur-
rounded by friends.
-Nancie Carmody

The words that enlighten the
soul are more precious than
jewels.
-Hazrat Inayat Khan


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He is an outstanding and dedicated employee, and the
city is honored to have him as one of its most valued
employees.


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Elias Ramirez /
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Esther Avalos.
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Flor Ruiz
Gatlin Thornton
Gavin Sharp
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Jelacio Zamora
Jeremiah Brown
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Kimberly Reas
Lacee Ayers
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Madi Hall
Marco Montanez
Marlen Rosas
Martin Cardoza
Mason Shephard
Miah Velazquez
Mikayla Metayer
Myia Lamy
Nathan Hughes.
Obed Gonzalez
R.J. Cabrera
Rilya Battle
Roman Hubbell
Roza Poucher
Salud Villafuerte-
Herre
Savannah Conerly
Soriah Gutierrez,
Taijaeous Blandin
Taylor Hays
Trenton Alfred
Trey Jackson
Ty Woods
Tyme Rimes
Valerie Torres
Wyatt Rowland
Zamarion Albritton

SECOND GRADE
Aariah White
Addyson Smith
Alexis Cabellero-
Miguel
Alison Schultz
Alyssa Cortez
Amber Harrison
Andrew Lee
Ariana Sanchez
Ashlyn Willis


Baileigh Herrera
Brandon Coxville
Brin Conerly
Caeden Richardson
Carlie Knight
Cason Gough
Cody Vina
Crystal Richardson
Dalton Johnson
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David Navarro
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Faith Davis
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Kaden Chapman
Kamari Lazarre
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Loreria Martinez-
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Macy Tyson
Manuelita Guzman
Maria Moreno
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Sean Souther
Serena Thompson
Shanteya Frederick
Sierra Helvey
Sonia Hernandez
Sylvia Preston
Tori Durden
Treasure Camel
Yesenia Hernandez-
Benitez
Zyann Parker

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Abby Duke
Alexis DeLeon
Alma Sanchez-Reyes
Andres Medina
Betzabel Vargas
Billy Courtright
Caleb Block
Cali Nguyen
Carlos Hernandez-Ruiz
Carson Terrell
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Christian Montanez
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Diego Perez-Garcia
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Emma McGuckin
Ethan Sanchez
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Jace Bryan
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Keyla Romero
Kiara Coronado
Leah Hall
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Morgan Hellein
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Renell Herrera
Sandra Paniagua
Summer Bond
Taleia Moreno
Taylor Watkins
Terah Servin
Tony Guerrero
Weston Roberts
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Ashley Patterson
Aubrey Bragg
Aubrey Stark
Claire Carlton
Daisy Badillo
Dustin Willis
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Gabby Willis
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pulling permits, attending pre-
bids, estimating, job site schedul-
ing and admin work. Knowledge
of construction techniques and
methods as well as MS office are
a plus. DFWP, Bckgrd Cks, Valid
DL & EEO. Apply in person at 401
S. 6th Avenue, Wauchula. 863-
773-3839. 2:16,26c


Get Your Mower

Ready For
The Season.

Fast & Friendly Service
$35 Pick-Up & Deliver


773-4400 829 BOSTICKRD BOWLING GREEN
Road Runs Beside Torrey Oak oll Course


Talent does what it can; ge-
nius does what it must.
-Edward George Bulwer-
Lytton


<( Hardee Pure Air, Inc.
8ae3-767-7-C 22I


ow Accepting dplications

Ml.l.[ Paul & Tina Rickett
by imitators!! 101 S. 9th Ave Wauchula, Fl. 33873
Cell: (863) 781-4376 or (863)781-4378 0 facebook i
For quality and assurance contact your hometown Rainbow distributor for
products and demonstrations. Asthma and allergy certified. c2:9-16c


702 SOUTH 6thAVENUE, WAUCHULA
T (863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173"
Gary Delatorre Broker
AM-SOUTH REALTY www.cbhardee.com
Each office ilndependently owned and opcra. 'td.


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Robert Hinerman Nancy Craft Richard Dasher Victor Salazar
227-0202 832-0370 781-0162 245-1054

A Quiet Family Home with 3 Bedrooms, 2 PRICE REDUCED!! Home outside City limits
Baths, has One car carport, wall to wall car- on 2.4 acres. Conveniently located between
pet, outside city limits Priced @ $175,000 Wauchula and Avon Park. Motivated Seller.
Call Today!! $44.500 Call Nancy!
NEW LISTING!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mobile
PROFESSIONAL BUILDING FOR SALE Home in peaceful neighborhood. $37.500
$64.900!! Frame building across from Call Robert for more information.
Wauchula Post Office. Great Location! PRICE REDUCTION!! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
Frame home has central heat and air,
OWNER SAYS SELL!! Great Starter Home. Appliances, one car carport. Nice place for a
Only $65.000 3 Br-2 Bath, Handicap acces- starter home or place to retire. Beautiful
sible, living room, eat-in-kitchen, 1 car car- location. Call for appointment today. List
port and walking distance to town. Ask for Price $59.000
Nancy!
Nancy!LISTING PRICE--52.900!! Concrete Block
home within the City of Wauchula. Call now
FT. MEADE!! 2 Story Country Home on 5 for appointment.
Acres 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living
room and spiral staircase to upper story. AIRPORT ROAD!! 2 mobile homes on 10
$138.900 acres with a country setting. Oak trees, stor-
age sheds and a creek on the property.
G TO: HomePath.com For More Farnie Priced ( $149.900
Mae Properties. WE HAVE LISTINGS FOR LAKE, CANAL AND
GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE216c
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ADULT TRAINING PROGRAM
SPECIALIST II, apply in person at
Ridge Area Arc, 1010 South 6th
Ave., Wauchula, EOE/Drug Free
Workplace. 2:16c
SECRETARY, BILINGUAL, must
apply in person, Hardee Car
Company, across from First
National Bank. 2:16c
PRODUCT COORDINATOR assis-
tant position open. Req. forklift
and tractor trailer experience.
Must be able to lift 50 Ibs. above
head. Hours are from 9pm 6am.
Call 863-773-4202. 2:16c
HOUSEKEEPER/FRONT DESK.
Part time (24-32 hours per week)
housekeeper needed for R.V.
Resort. Perfer someone who can
also work the front desk when
needed. Must be detail oriented
and able to work without supervi-
sion. Application at Peace River
Resort, 2555 U.S. Highway 17
south, Wauchula Florida, 33873.
2:9,16c


3/1 IN TOWN, nice neighborhood,
call for appt. 773-2287, 448-2004.
2:16-3:15p
FURNISHED HOUSE, 2BR 1B, in
ground' swimming pool with
screen, 10x28 storage building,
board fenced back yard, 122 N.E.
8th St., Ft. Meade, FL. 33841,
$38,000, call to see, 863-285-
6267. 2:16-3:1


10x10 SMITHBUILT STORAGE
SHED, with 10' workbench,
$1,500, OBO, 701-261-9808.
I 2:16p
10x10 CHAIN-LINK DOG PEN,
$100, Black French Door
Refrigerator $500, Oak Dinette
with 6 chairs $200, Two Chest of
Drawers, $40 each, 735-8463,
245-9442. 2:16


CEMETERY LOT
Green Cemetery,
265-3525.


in the Bowling
$250, call (706)
2:2-3:1


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech
I SPhone (863) 781-9720
s.gugleOe( ualescomputerservices.com www.GualesComouterServices.com




30 Day Warranty
Motor V Transmission
R I H ER% U_1 IOR- -
P I FHIIIiI
Sandra Jimmy
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SE HABLA ESPANOL
U.S. Hwy. 17 Bowling Green 375-4441
$ Huge Discounts for Cash Deats $
24 Hour Towing Service Lowest Possible Rates Fast and Reliable
781-3090 or 781-3091 cl:5fc





Activities Director
Needed for a 79 bed SNF Responsible for coordinat-
ing, directing and planning the activity program to
meet the needs of all residents in our nursing home.

Qualifications: State of Florida Certified or two
years experience in a nursing home.

Apply or Fax-Resume to:
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center I
401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873 M
PH: 863-773-3231 Fax: 863-773-0959 "
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L AMBERT
REALTY INC.
404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
ONE OF A KIND COUNTRY ESTATE! This
hom- has all amenities! 3B/25Bth, large mas-
ter suite, walk- in closets in spacious bedrooms;
sun room with tile floor; kitchen has corian
countertops, custom built white oak cabinetry,
recessed lighting, built-in pantry; full bath and
cabinets in utility room; stone fireplace and
cathedral ceilings in great room. Call today for
appointment. $283,900
SECLUDED AREA for this 2B/1Bth M/H with
carport, well and septic; some repairs needed.
$22,500
Price Negotiable! 2B/15Bth M/H with family
room addition (10x24), some furniture, all
appliances including extra refrigerator, water
softener; fenced yard and large concrete drive-
way. Listed at $99,000


DORISS TAMRFPT .S I Rni...->


CE YOU


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net


Ken Lambert
Knollwood Subdivision Executive Home-
3B/3Bth, in ground swimming pool and Jacuzzi,
24x12 outside storage. $160,000
Updated 3 or 4 B/R, 2Bths, CB/Stucco home;
walking distance to downtown shopping and
schools; partially fenced yard. $125,000
MOUNTAIN LODGE FEEL in this SPA-
SCIOUS 3B/3Bth, CB/Stucco home; beamed ceil-
ings, w/b fireplace, fenced swimming pool,
sprinkler system; 16x12 shop. $140,000
Spacious 4B/3BTH, CB/Stucco home; large
kitchen, living room with w/b fireplace, double
garage, fenced backyard. $149,000
Large native trees on this 3.2 acre corner lot in
Z/S; secluded. $6,000


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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 Dusty Albritton
New Listing! Short Sale ... 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath 4-5 bedroom, 4 bath custom built home on 9 A
home in Wauchula. Newer roof, hardwood floors, acres. Screened back porch and in-ground pool.
updated kitchen. $79,500 Includes 7 acres of producing nursery. $430,000
Newer home located on Torrey Oaks Golf
Course. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with a garage. Great home on several large lots in Wauchula.
Corner lot with a fenced yard. Asking $137,500 Hardwood floors. Central air/heat. Massive
brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2 car car-
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath block home located in town port. Asking $199,500
Great house in a quiet neighborhood. Over 2,350 port. Asking $199,00
sf of living space. JUST LISTED for $85,000
20- acres very close in to Wauchula on paved
Duplex! 4 BR, 2 BA one side. 3 BR, 2 BA other road. Laser leveled and ready for your farm
side. Central air & heat. Paved road. City water operation. Zoned FR.
& sewer. REDUCED! $115,000
Beautiful home located in Briarwood Vacation Home 2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Punta
Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house with Gorda. Located on a deep water canal that leads
wrap around porch, detached 2 car garage with into Charlotte Harbor. NEW LOWER PRICE...
office and full bath. Was $475,000 ... Now $79,000!
$359,000!
Realtor Associates
Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 Parker Keen (813) 523-1523 26c
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Classifieds


DO YOU HAVE PROPERTY TO
RENT? Call Donna I have
renters, 781-3627 KW Realty.
2:16c
ENTIRE CABINET SHOP, tools for
woodwork and cabinets, for
appointment call 735-1289.
2:16,23p


1995 TERRY PARK MODEL, 39'
queen bed, 2 slides, large bath-
room, kitchen appliances, rubber
roof, new carpet (2 years old),
located in Little Charlie Creek
Camp Ground. Must be moved,
$6,500, 828-234-3507.
2:16-3:15p



CHIHUAHUA PUPS for sale, $250,
407-929-6491. 2:16,23c
MORKEY, cross between Yorkie
and Maltese, blonde female has
been spayed, paid $600 will take
$300 also housebroke, 773-4802.
2:9,16p


DOGS ALL SIZES, one nice cat.
Dogs $30 with shots. Cat $20,
shots and neutered, 773-9215.
2:16c
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-.
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites, tfc-dh


HUGE PLANT SALE! Friday,
Saturday, Sunday Orchids,
Bromiliads, exotics, ornamentals,
some palms, Pitcher Plants, etc.
Cheap! 325 Kelly Roberts Rd.,
773-3956. 2:16c


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

r' 773-4478
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HARDEE CAR COMPANY
Buy HERE PAY HERE I


Billy & Janice's Rentals
Houses & Apartments


Bowling Green Flea Market

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Wauchula i Monday- Saturdav
S\\auchula 9 i T to 7ipm
(across from r 7 p-
First National Bank) Sunda\
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Billy Hill
Owner





Elsa V Gonzalez

Income Tax Services
and

Notary Public

Servicios de planilla de impuestos
k y Notary Public
Se habla espanol



,. 863-781-3631

404 Wisconsin Ave.

\ Wauchula

Selsavg@embarqmail.com n


U-PICK: STRAWBERRIES $ 1 /
pound (quart), Sweet Onions
10/$4, Cabbage $1/head,
Collards, Mustard $1/bunch. 2949
Center Hill _Rd, between
Wauchula and Bowling Green, off
Hwy 62, 4.5 miles west of US 17.
Open 7 days, 7:30am until
6:00pm. Bob at 863-223-5561.
2:16p


2008 3055RL BIGHORN 5th
wheel/3 slides, loaded, one
owner $29,000 or combo with
2006 Chev Diesel Truck, both for
$50,000. 863-832-3415. Ijlockrey-
@gmail.com. 2:16-3:15p
$4,500, TRAILER with porch,
under pin storage building, excel-
lent condition, yearly park rent,
$1,520, 706-994-7087. 2:16,23p


ZOLFO 2BR 1B, Appliances
included, ceiling fans, very nice,
863-735-2626. 2:16c
3/2 HOME, 501 N. 7th Wauchula,
$700 month plus Deposit, 773-
6998. 2:16c
2BR 1 BATH, Family and dining
room, 863-781-5646. 2:16,23p
2 BR/BA upstairs apartment $750
a month. 1st and $300 security
deposit, utilities included. No
smoking and no pets. 863-773-
6255. 2:9,16c
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath house in Ft.
Green, $700 month plus $800
deposit. No house pets. Call 863-
448-6651. 1:26-2:23p
RENT-TO-OWN *k
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


AFFORDABLE CLEANING,
homes, offices, rentals. Call
Nikki, 863-414-4634. 2:9,16p


Large
Cars to


OVERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillespie Woman's Club on
Wednesd --- 7pm Kenny
Sanders is the facilitator. For
more information call 773-5717.
2:16tfc
HANDYMAN SERVICES- power
washing, painting, minor repairs.
Dave Bailey, 40 years experience,
863-399-1960 or 448-6256.
2:2-23p
PROBLEM WITH OAK LEAVES?
Call Ft. Green Grass Choppers,
781-0902 /781-0900. 1:26-2:23p
4-C CONSTRUCTION, Free esti-
mates, handyman, concrete,
remodels, additions, CBC1256,
863-214-1471. 10:13-3:29p
***
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
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
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and.
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number. tfc-dh



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


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IREALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
i l JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


PRICE REDUCED! 5 ac PRICE REDUCED! Looking
cleared pasture, fenced w/4", for 5 or 10 acs? Two 5 ac
258' deep well, 1 HP sub- high/dry fenced parcels on pri-
mersible pump on quiet, private vate rd! $37,500 for vacant 5
rd. $45900! acs! $50,000 for 5 acs w/well &
PRICE REDUCED! Goodbye, septic!
traffic...Hello, peace & quiet! PRICE REDUCED! 40 acs
20 ac fenced pasture w/pond, farmland, 8" well, paved rd
288SF cabin, 4" well inside frontage, near Wauchula.
60SF shed. $120,000! $320,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac 920 acs in SE Hardee Co. 100
farmland w/well, pump, fencing ac orange grove (averages 500+
on private road. NOW $65.000! boxes/ac) 2011-12 fruit crop
Ideal for farming! 21.86 ac included; 820 acs improved
pasture is fenced, has well close asture & hammock land.
to town. $186,500! Excellent hunting. $4,000,000!
Wow! Great home in Popash 50 acre grove; Valencia &
area on 25 acres. 2 miles from Hamlins, well, micro-jet.
town. $158,000! $750,000!
REACTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153 KAREN O'NEAL........... 781-7633
KEVIN SANDERS..........990-3093 MONICA REAS...............781-0888
DAVID ROYAL...............781-3490 JIMMY EDENFIELD....A48-2821
9 HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 c2:16c
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HELP CENTER THRIFT STORE
1085 U.S. Hwy. 17, Wauchula
pickup & delivery, consignment,
layaway. All proceeds to Hardee
County Residents. 773-0550.
6:16tfc
OPEN HOUSE Friday & Saturday,
Big Big Sale, new twins, kings &
queen beds, dressers & chests,
baby beds & queen poster bed,
student piano, lots of new furni-
ture, bunk beds. Edna's Place.
2:9,16c
FRIDAY ONLY, 8-?, 120 North First
Ave., Wauchula, clothes, toys,
dishes and more. 2:16p
SAT. 8-1, 215 Riverside Dr.
Wauchula, furniture, clothes,
household misc. 2:16p


3 FAMILIES SATURDAY, 747
Popash Rd. Wauchula. Mens and
women's clothes, furniture misc.
2:16p
FOR SALE THRIFT STORES,
includes all inventory and furni-
ture, 773-2287, 773-0427.
2:16-3:15p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-5, 1777
Cactus Ave., Wauchula Hills, off
old Bradenton Road. Men's,
Women's, Children's clothes.
New and used movies, toys, CD
players, PS2 Games. 2:16p

Choose rather to be strong of
soul than strong of body. -
-Pythagoras


HARDEE CAR COMPANY

YARD SALE

..Saturday Feb. 18"th 8am-3pm
(across from First National Bank)

NEW AND USED ITEMS

EVERYTHING MUST Go!
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THE PALMS -

Available for

Immediate Occupancy

$99 Move In Special through February 29th
*Plus $1200 FREE RENT*
(*One year lease @$100/mo reduction)

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

701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula
S':ental office Hours
Monday Friday 7:00 AM 3:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM 11:30 AM
After hours by appointment
(863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771
Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider




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


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Noey A. Flores
(863) 781-4585


WAUCHULA 10 Acres with a 4BR /2BA Frame home with
central air & heat. Great location with a large pole barn and
multiple wells and I car garage. Priced at $199,900
REDUCED: Just out of the City Limits of Wauchula: 3BR/2BA
Frame on 2+/- acres. 1819 total sqft, metal roof, 2 car carport, and
screened front porch on the west side of Wauchula. Offered at
$99,900
Zolfo Springs 3BR/2BA Frame home on Hwy 17 Corner Lot
Zoned Commercial Outbuildings Lots of Opportunties Priced
to Sell at $149,900
Wauchula 3BR/1.5BA CB home Central Air & Heat Fresh
paint inside and out Asking $79,900
Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park 3BR /2BA MH Built in 1995 -
Central Air & Heat 80X125 Lot Carport Storage Sheds -
Between Avon Park and Wauchula Priced at $59,900.00
Commercial 9288 total sqft metal building 3.75 acres between
northbound and southbound Hwy 17 Offered at $675,000

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! L=
1I9 After Hours '
Oralia D. Flores (863) 781-2955 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Noey A.Flores (863) 781-4585 Lawrence A. Roberts (863) 781-4380
Michael D. Boyett (863) 781-2827 c12:16c


Locally Owned And
Operated Since 2005
A Full Service Provider-
Commercial, Residential and Industrial

My Florida

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Services Inc


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Call Trey Flemer for a free price quote at
863-832-2102
Visit us at: www.myfloridalandscapes.com


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HE BEST- DE L there's no better place to shop
FROM ANY ANGLE for your next car.


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.ila GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.


* Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell,
* Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
cli:2fc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


ROBBY & SHERRY AlBRITtON
LABOcR. SERVICES & SOLUTIONS




(863) 528-7085 Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
robbie@strato.net


COMPUTER REPAIR
by
Garry A. Phillips
Serving Hardee County
New System Setup Virus Removal
Malware Removal Email/Internet Setup
Computer Slow ?? Tune-ups Available
Call .Us For All Your Computer Needs
Pick up & Delivery Available!
448-2561 Payment Plans Also Available 773-0518
computerrepairbygarryphillips.com cl :12-2:6p




:- .Turn Your Tax Return
Into a Down Payment


LPN and CNA's Full.Time
Must be caring, dependable and flexible for 79 bed SNF.
If you fit this. profile and enjoy working with the elderly,
COME JOIN THE HARDEE MANOR HEALTHCARE TEAM
Apply in person at Hardee Manor.

Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231 Fax: 863-773-0959
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LIHEAP

Manatee Community Action Agency
is currently accepting applications
to assist low-income families
with their energy needs!


Hardee County families may apply
for assistance with their utility bills
at the Hardee Help Center
713 East Bay Street
Wauchula, Florida 33873

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Classifieds


Donna Steffens
(863)781-3627


KELLERWILLIAMS
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3/1 home on 1 acre
$65,000


0WJi ZOLFO SPRINGS iBI, HERE
735-0188 P%, HERE.
Nothing Over $599 Down Noirs
PDas Ta, Title &TagN .FIN R
Mon. Wed. 10..- 6pm; Fri. & Sat. 1 0.-7,./Closed Thursday & Sunday
3505 US HwY 17 S ZOLFO SPRINGS cl:5tfc





Home Inspections
863-990-4019
Locally Owned & Operated
Bowling Green, FL 33834
collwayne4019@gmail.com Lic# HI5099 9



Carol's Pool Service
Serving All Of Highlands & Hardee Counties

Call Us For All Your Pool Service Needs
Q Carol Tomblin Owner i

449-1806 or 452-6026
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New Tires Include
Free Mount & Balance
Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires
BIG SALE ON
ALL TIRES
773-0777 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
(across from Wal-Mart)
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior Jiens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
2000 Ford Vn Id 1 FBSS31 L7YHA98796
2000 Ford Vn Id 1FBSS31L1YHB26453
2001 Ford Vn Id 1FMRE11 L81HA03301
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula
State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on
Friday February 24, 2012 at,10:00 a.m. at the '
Wauchula State Bank parking lot located at 106
East Main Street, Wauchula, FL. c12:16,23c


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HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
tem, Volunteer to be a
COGr'lilil Ad Lltem,
773-2505
(Itf ffice uonatlnded, pleamo leave
mas-aage;)


Letter To The Editor
Funding Is Important
For Pre-School Education


Dear Editor:
In owning an early childhood
educational center, each day I
am faced with many challenges
Sand with presidential elections
vastly approaching among
those is voting for a candidate
that recognizes the importance
of educational programs for
young children.
Much research shows that
investing in quality early educa-
tion yields impressive 'returns
when 'it comes to educational
goals, health, and economic
prosperity.
Many of the nation's young
children may soon be stripped
of early learning services. Not
only would that wipe out what
modest gains have been made
in recent years, the ripple
effects on teachers and working
parents would be felt immedi-
ately, and the damage on educa-
tional success, on local crime
and on a prepared workforce
could extend over years.
SAlthough some states will
continue to receive funding the
amount received will decrease


substantially. Florida state
budget has already been
reduced by 14 percent poten-
tially resulting in 11,000 chil-
dren losing school readiness
services. School readiness pro-
grams assist low income fami-
lies by helping with childcare
expenses and by ensuring that
the childcare programs are pro-
viding quality care and educa-
tion to the children and families
being served.
As we listen to the promises
of presidential candidates we
should take into great consider-
ation their plan of action when
it comes to educational funding.
Just as important as it is for
families to budget responsibly
by putting the well-being of
their children first so should
Congress.
In the quest to cut deficits, we
cannot sacrifice the next gener-
ation in the hopes of saving
them.
Sincerely,
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Wildcats opened the pre-
season with a split in their
games at Frostproof last week.
They won over Lakeland
Christian 9-2 in the Thursday
opener and lost 15-3 to Fort
Meade in the Friday night game
completed before the rain
showers took over.
This week. Hardee is in tour-
nament at Lake Wales. The
'Cats started with a Tuesday tilt
against Haines City. The game.
Wednesday was against Lake
Gibson. They will play again
today (Thursday) or tomorrow.
depending on the results of the
first two games. The opponent
will be Lake Wales. Fort Meade
or All Saints Academy of
Winter Haven.
"I'd rather it be All Saints as
it is not on our. regular schedule
and the other teams are," said
Head Coach Steve Rewis.
He related the difference in
the two games last week. "We
came out Thursday with a lot of
commitment, played well and
pitched well. On Friday we did-
n't perform at the same level of
commitment.
"It's early in the year and we
are trying to build consistency.
We have some new faces trying
to establish themselves and
some returning faces. We're
just trying to find the right
mix," Rewis added.
The roster includes a variety
of pitchers, including senior
Murrell Winter, junior Cole
Choate, and sophs Garrett
Albritton, Kris Johnson and
Luke Palmer and freshman
Cody Spencer. Others on the
roster are seniors Deonte Evans,
Dalton Hewett, Ramiro
Briones, Justin Knight, Carter
Lambert, Mikey Retana,
Dawson Crawford, Dylan Farr
and Wintz Terrell, plus juniors
Vince Grimsley and Justin
Forrester and soph Kramer
Royal.
On Thursday night, Winter
opened on the mound, facing 17
batters in four innings, allowing
one run on four hits, two walks
and one hit batsman, with four
strikeouts and three left on base.
Spencer came in for the final
three innings, gave up a solo
home run, allowed that one hit
:among 10 batters. He had twin
.sstrikeouts,.and no walks or hit
batsman and none left on base.
Lakeland Christian was the
visiting team and was dispensed
with a pair of'strikeouts, a hit
batsman and pop fly.
Hardee got on the board
early. With one away, Johnson
walked and later scored on
stolen bases and a Knight 4-3
sacrifice. Allowing one-hit in
the top of the second, Hardee
went back to work, but a couple
of walks just left two runners on
the bases.
In the top of the third two
groundups were followed by a
walk, with the runner picked off
1-3-4. In its at-bat, Hardee


picked up another tally. Evans
singled and scored on a long
Knight hit to left center.
Lakeland Christian got one
run back with a pair of singles
in the top of the fourth. It was
2-.1. In the home half of the
fourth. Hardee sent 13 batters to
the plate, and brought seven of
them home on a combination of
walks, hit. batsmen, hits and
sacrifices. It was 9-1.
It was three up. three down
for Lakeland Christian in the
top of the fifth. A Johnson dou-
ble to right center went for
naught when the third out ended
Hardee hopes.
With one away, a Lakeland
Christian batter sent one over
the fence to narrow the score to
9-2. Hardee left two runners
aboard. It was one-two-three for
Lakeland Christian in the top of
the seventh to end the game.
The Friday night game was
an experience in frustration as


three Wildcat pitchers could not
stop the Fort Meade scores,
many on walks, with scattered
hits for RBIS.
For Hardee. Evans was safe
on an error in the home half of
the first. Grimsley singled and
scored in the second inning for
a Hardee run sandwiched be-
tween walks and strikeouts.
Fort Meade added another
pair of scores in the top of the
third and Hardee got them back
in the bottom of the inning.
Johnson singled to right field,
Knight was safe on an error and
both runners came in on a
Terrell long singled down the
third base line. It was 7-3.
Hardee got no other runs, and
Fort Meade added three in the
fourth and five in the fifth and
final inning to win 15-3, on 11
walks, 11 hits and 12 left on
base. For 20 Hardee batters, it
was three runs, three hits, seven
strikeouts and four walks.


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First-Ever Black History Festival Held Here


PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Many people turned out to help make history by participating in the very first Black His-
tory Festival in downtown Wauchula. Seen here are just a few of the many who helped
in this event, (from left) Shanique Outley, Diane Smith, Gail Knight, Jeannette Daniels
and event organizer Marilyn Browdy Morris.


Gail Knight takes some time off to browse at all of the colorful quilts for sale at the fes-
tival. There were also candles, clothes, hats and jewelry for sale.


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tional African-American History Month. Other organizations present were the NAACP,
members from the Democratic Party, Morgan Enterprises, and "Be The Wall."


Members from the new church, Endtime Cross Roads Ministry, which is being built on
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, were selling delicious food at the festival. Shown (from
left) are Linda Reyna, Joyce Hines, Tricia Camel, Jackie Camel and Tina Harris.


These two youngsters were very happy to show off their newly painted faces. The Lion-
neffes from Hardee Senior High School were in attendance to ve a little fun with the
kids by hosting a face-painting booth. All around the festival, young children happily
sported their new face paint. The little girl in the picture said that she loves butterflies!


Members from the House of God Youth Temple in Wauchula were selling several foods,
including everyone's favorite, pumpkin pie. Shown here (from left) are Anna, Eddie, Pas-
tor Leola Young and Deacon David Young.


Diane Smith (middle) and her family enjoyed a relaxing morning together while walking
around looking at the vendors and enjoying the entertainment. The Black History Festival
was definitely an event that the whole family was able to enjoy.


Holding the flags are members of the Color Guard from Hardee Senior High School's
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.


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Denmark & Moore Law Offices in Bartow. Meeks is shown here sitting beside Marilyn
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Softball Teams Claim Dual Wins


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Of The Herald-Advocate
It was an excellent start for
the Hardee High softball teams.
Both the varsity and junior
varsity swept Sebring and Avon
Park in the first week of 2012
action.
The varsity won 14-4 at
Sebring and came home to skip
past Avon Park 16-1, while the
JV Lady Wildcats nipped Se-
bring 7-5 and won 22-7 over
Avon Park.
This. week's games were
home Tuesday for a visit from
Haines City and a trip tomor-
row (Friday) to Palmetto. Next
week. is a visit from Fort
Meade on Tuesday. The month
ends with a journey to DeSoto
on Feb. 27 and another to Frost-
proof on Feb. 28.
JV games' usually start
around 5:30 p.m.. with the var-
sity tilt coming immediately
afterward, about 7:30 p.m.
HARDEE 14, SEBRING 4
The Lady 'Cats opened on
Feb. 7 at Sebring. opened with a
pair of runs, saw Sebring catch
up and forge ahead, and fin-
ished with a 12-run rally in the
final two innings.
Soph Arissa Camel got the
first score of the game. when
she walked, advanced to second
on a walk by freshman Alex
Ullrich, stole third and crossed
home plate with Ullrich on a
Makasla Deuberry 2-RBI hit.
Hardee led 2-0.
Sebring bounced back in the
home half of the first on an
error followed by a drqpped-
ball home run.
Both squads were silent in the
second frame. In the third,
Hardee went down in order, but
the Lady Streaks plated a run on
a single and RBI double.
Hardee got an Addison Aubry
hit in the top of the fourth, but
left her stranded, while Sebring
added another tally on and error
and line drive up the middle for
an RBI. Sebring led 4-2.
Lady Fortune switched sides
in the top of the fifth, when
.Hardee sent 12 batters to the


plate and brought a half dozen
home to take an 8-4 advantage.
Ullrich started it with a shot up
the middle. Kim Derringer was.
save on an error in right field
and Kate Thomas also singled.
Karlee Henderson beat out a
fielder's choice play at first and
Deuberry singled to keep it
going.
With one away. Aubry dou-
bled and Karinna Fernandez
singled to left field. They both
scored. In her second at-bat.
Ullrich singled to center field.
Deuberry also singled before
the third out. leaving a pair of
runners stranded.
Sebring attempted to come
back with a Jayne Faircloth
double to open the home half of
the fifth, but she was picked off
trying to steal third. Although
the next two batters singled.
both were left aboard at the end
of the inning.
SIn the top of the sixth. Hardee
added another half dozen insur-
ance scores. Henderson led off
with a double to left center and
Dewberry singled to right field.
Sabrina Hernandez singled to
left. With one away, Fernandez
put one up the middle, but was
out trying to stretch it to a dou-
ble.
Ullrich singled to right, field
as did Derringer. Thomas and
Henderson were both safe on
errors but were left on base
When the bat-around ended.
Sebring went down in order
on a pair of Henderson's six
strikeouts, and a pop-up, ended
the game with Hardee winning
14-4.
HARDEE 16, AVON PARK 1
The Lady Wildcats were in
charge of this game from the
get-go, scoring nine runs in the
first inning.
Avon Park went down on a
pair of 1-3 groundouts and a
strikeout in the top of the first
and having little success. The
only Lady Devil tally came in
the top of-the fourth on back-to-
back errors, which allowed one
runner to come across home
plate.


SSenior Courtney Parks paced
Hardee with a double, single
and pair of RBIs. Ullrich also
had a pair of hits and two RBIs.
Others picking up RBI hits
were Thomas, Henderson, Her-
nandez and Kendall Gough.
JV GAMES
The young Lady 'Cats played
tough in outlasting Sebring 7-5
in the road opener, but came
back to win big at home 22-7
over Avon Park.
Abigail Vargas, Tiffany
Flores, Breanna Godwin and
Brooke Dixon all put runs on
the board in the Hardee second
inning. Kourtney Henderson,
Flores and Isabel Abel padded
the lead in the top of the third.
Hardee seemed in control 7-0.
Sebring began scoring with a
run in the home half of the
third, added three more in the
fourth frame and a final run in
the fifth, and final inning,
before Hardee shut out the
Little Lady Streaks.
At home against Avon Park
last Thursday, the Hardee JV
shut Avon Park down in the top
of the first and proceeded to put
13 runs on the board in the
home half of the stanza, during
which Godwin, Vargas, Caryssa
Johnson and Noemi Navarro
each scored twice and *Flores,
Rachel Coker, Abel and Dixon
added solo scores.
It was three up, three down
for Avon Park in the top of the
second, and Hardee got tallies
from Dixon, Godwin and
-Vargas.
In the top of the third, Avon
Park collected seven runs on a
combination of hits, walks and
errors to narrow the gap to 16-7.
Hardee put the game .away
with another bat-around in the
home half of the third, with
scores by Flores, Maria Mo-
ralez, Abel, Dixon and Godwin.
When the game was called on,
the 15-run rule, Johnson and
Navarro were left on base.
Hardee won 22-7.
Other playing for the Hardee
JV are Nancy Sanchez, Anjelica
Jackson and Crystal Huerta.


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2:00 PM
2:00 PM
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Miss Hardee County Pageant
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Kindergarten Princess Pageant
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5:00 PM Rabbit Show
6:00-8:00 PM Live Entertainment
6:30 PM Dairy Show
7:00 PM Grooming Contest & Clinic
7:00 PM Junior Miss Hardee County Pageant
Tuesday, February 21st
5:00 PM Gates & Midway Open (Armbands $15 with $5
Merchant Coupon)
5:00 PM Poultry Showmanship
6:00-8:00 PM Live Entertainment
6:30 PM Swine Show
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7:00 PM


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Gate Entry & Rides)
Breeding Animals & Heifer Show
Live Entertainment
Steer Show followed by Beef Showmanship
Thursday, February 23rd


Gates & Midway Open (Armbands $15 with $5
Merchant Coupon)
Livestock Buyer's Dinner sponsored by Farm Credit
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Live Entertainment
FFA & 4-H Livestock Sale
Friday, February 24th


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1:00-4:00 PM Live Entertainment Entertainment Tent
4:00 PM Prince & Princess Pageant Civic Center
4:00 PM Mexican Band Arena
7:00 PM Mexican Bull Riding Arena

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Thursday. February 16, 2012


Former Mexican Immigrant Credits Counselor Dot Bell For His Success


"I HAD EVERY EXCUSE TO BE A FAILURE. I OPTED NOT TO DO THAT. I LISTENED TO THE PEOPLE


WHO WANTED TO HELP ME."
In the blue-gray light of early dawn, Cleto Chazares
steers his car down the quiet roads of Plant City Florida. In
the distance, through wisps of fog above the fields, he sees
rounded backs of workers stooped over long rows of raised soil
beds, planting strawberries. Emotion stirs in his chest, of both
memory and motivation for the day ahead.
He turns his car into the Simmons Career Center in this
small city about thirty miles east of Tampa.
When the students arrive three hours later, Mr. C, as he's
known here, slips on his sport coat and heads for the hallways,
asking teen moms about their babies and congratulating wood-
shop students on their construction projects.
He scans faces of students. Many come from broken homes
and struggle academically. Some come from families who work
in the surrounding strawberry fields. Black, white, or Hispanic,
he watches for downcast eyes, vacant stares, the sign of a lost
student, determined to catch them before it's too late, like some-
one once did for him.
When he became principal, he visited each classroom to
share his story with the students. He was born in Mexico, and
went by the nickname "Sundy" In the mid-I1970s, when Sundy
was seven, his mother left the family His father brought Sundy
and his four siblings to the United States in search of better
jobs. They walked through the wilderness, crossing the border
at Laredo, Texas. Sunday's dad moved them into a cramped
trailer in Wauchula, Florida, a town sixty-five miles northeast
of Sarasota. At age eight, Sundy worked in the fields, his small
hands blistered from picking tomatoes, citrus, and cucumbers.
He felt certain this would not be his fate. After all, he'd ranked
at the top of his class in Mexico.
But on his first day in fifth grade, he was pushed back to
third grade because he did not speak English. Sunday sat in the
corner with a box of crayons, drawing pictures of workers in
orange groves.
A guidance counselor named Dorothy Bell noticed Sundy
Ms. Bell, as he called her, was a tall woman with a Southern
drawl. She brought him to a classroom with a Spanish-speaking
aide. As their friendship grew and his English iniproved, Sundy
told Ms. Bell about his time in the fields. She encouraged him
to stay in school when his father took him in May to work ap-
ples and tobacco. in the Midwest and the Carolirias. He called
Ms. Bell from the road, depressed, falling behind in school. His
family returned every November. Sunday labored at homework
until midnight, struggling to catch up.
But when junior high ended with another round of D's,
Sunday dropped out. Angry;he grew his hair long, joined a gang.
Ms. Bell parked her car in his driveway until he came out.
Go back to school, she told him. You are special. After two


years, he gave in. But something had to change, Ms. Bell said.
He could no longer migrate with his family. She invited him to
live at her house with her husband and teenage son--as long as
he quit the gang. He said okay.
Sunday's father agreed. Sunday ate pot roast and attended
service at Ms. Bell's Baptist church., He wore khakis and oxfords
she bought, ignoring his Hispanic friends who teased him.
Ms. Bell nudged him into sports. He'd loved to run and play
soccer, but his family could never afford athletic shoes. Now at
his first track practice at school, he beat the team's best runner,
barefoot. The coach signed him on right away.
Sunday's self-esteem soared as he excelled in his classes and
sports. Ms. Bell cheered from the stands and brought him col-
lege brochures. Cross-country scholarship offers poured in. But
he had to turn them down. He discovered he did not have a
Social Security number; he was an undocumented immigrant.
After he graduated from high school, at twenty, he returned
to the fields with his family. A few weeks later, his brother ran
into the field with a letter: St. Edward's University in Austin,
Texas had admitted Sundy on a private, cross-country scholar-
ship. The funds weren't government backed; a Social Security
number wasn't required.
During his freshman year, he received a green card under
a 1986 federal law that legalized the status of certain undocu-
mented immigrants. Throughout college, he called Ms. Bell,
who grilled him about his classes.
In the early 1990s, with a bachelor's degree, he became an
American citizen. He called Florida home again--but now as
a migrant advocate at a high school near Tampa. He created
programs to push migrant children in academics and sports. If
anyone understood their frustrations, he did.
In 1998, he earned his master's degree in education leader-
ship at the University of South Florida in Tampa. That same
year, he was promoted to another high school in dropout pre-
vention, then later to assistant principal. With each accomplish-
ment, he called Ms. Bell.
In 2006, Sundy got his own school, becoming principal
at an alternative high school south of Tampa. In the summer
of 2010, district officials presented another challenge: they
asked him to take over at Simmons, with about 200 high school
students in the career center and more than sixty children with
developmental disabilities.
Married to a fellow athlete from USF, Sundy gives his"
children things he didn't have at their age-music classes, soc-
cer lessons, trips with the Boy Scouts. He also talks about his
childhood, the folk stories he learned from his grandparents
who lived off the land in Mexico. At bedtime, the boys want to
hear more.


Cleto "Sundy" Chazares
"Daddy, tell us about when you were little," they ask.
Sometimes he tells them about playing soccer with no shoes. Or
about walking six miles one way to school. And other times, he
tells them how one woman never gave up on a young boy when
he was lost.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article about Cleto (Sundy) Chazares was
written by Saundra Amrhein and appears in the book entitled
Green Card Stories. The photo was taken by Ariana Lindquist.
Chazares gives most of the credit for his success to his former guid-
ance counselor, Dot Bell of Wauchula. Chazares is principal at
Simmons Career Center in Plant City. On Feb. 6, 2012, he was
honored by the Hillsborough Counseling Association in Tampa as
High School Administrator of the Year. Each morning he greets the
entire school with a motivational clip, quote or inspirational story.
He has built team spirit in the school and faculty.


Chazares


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Schedule of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN
APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning .................0:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ..................7:30 p.m.

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St.- 375-2231
375-3100,:
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............1...11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ............................ :30 p.m.

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S.H ). 17 ..-375-2253

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

WEDNESDW A
Discipleship Training
Youth & Adult.............:....6:30 p.m.
SAWANA (ages 3-5th grade) ....6:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .........4...4... 5 a.m.
Morning Worship ............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

MT'. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ..........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training........... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ............7.....7:00 p..t.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
S.. 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.


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CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ..........:......7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ..................700 p.m.
Children's Cell Group .........7:00 p.m.
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CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..'...........11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .....6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men s Leadership & Training Class -
S-- 2ndSunday 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 .........................1..1:00 a.m .


BOWLING GREiEN

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

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

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service ................. 10:30 a.m.
SWednesday 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.ni.
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:Q p.m ,,
Kidz Club .............................7:00 p.m;,

ONA
IGLESIA PENTECOSTES
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.
MNorning WoVihip .:...:....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............... 7:00 p.m.

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
,Suhday School 1000 am
Morning Worship I .00 am.
Wednesday Prayer ... 7:00 pm .

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
,Sund\ Scho ,. ........ 10 00 a m
iffling \, iIp . .. 1 '0 am.
Evening Worship 6 i0 p.m.
Wednesday
AWANA for Kids.: 6-30 pm..
WVednesda) Prayer Time .7 00 p m


WAUCHULA

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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
hardee.celebralion.org
'Sunday Morning Seruice .11 00 a m
Sunday Eening SerF ce 6 (00 pm.
Wednesday Youih Ser'ice 5 30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services


Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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


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

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

ELREMANENTE
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. 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .............1....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
SWed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:
Sr. Adult Bible Study ..........10:00 a.m.
Children's Chiors i
(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-Giade 41, ........... 00p m.;
SClub 56 ................... 6 00 p m'
Youth Group (Grades 7-12 1:1(1 p m
Family Life Ministry
& Discipleship.... 6:00 p.m
Church Orchestra.... ....... ... 6-00 p m
Adult Choir ............ ....... 7:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY
Generations Caf6 Opens........9:30 a.m:
Kids World'Check-ln for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.'
Pre-K Blast .......................... 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) .. 10:45 am
Worship Service ...............10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ....... :;:.....615 pi.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade..:.... ...6:30-8:00 p.m.


FIRST CHURCH OF
S THE NAZARENE '
511 W. Palmello S.
Sunday School ..............:10:00 a m
Morning Service II 0 am.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther jing 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............10:90 a.m.
Wednesday Activities :...........6:00 p.m.

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

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmelto
223-5126
Sunday MorningWorship..... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ......."......7:30 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158


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
Catecismo ...... ................... ....9:45 a.m
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

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

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

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

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

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

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m
Morning Worship Service.... 1:00 a.m
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages) ........................ 7:00 p.m



NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service ...................10:00 a.m
Sunday E ening-Service..... 6:00 p.m
A:,,dnedayirice al C' .7 00 p.nm
C iildire Mnitrie: I ll services
NE%% MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship
;(1st & 3r Sun.) ................. 8:00 a.m
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m
Allen Christian Endeavor....:.4:00 p.m
Wed & Fri Bible Study.......7:00 p.m

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m
SMorning Worship ...............1:00 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 ......................... :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
SWZZS Sundays..................9:00 a.m
'Sunday Schooi:l .:...................10:00 a.m
Morning Worship................11:00 a.m
Evening Worship .....'.'..........6:00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m

i ,SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
o1337 Hwy; 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m
Mominig Worship ................11:00 a.m
Evening Service ..... .....6:00 p.m
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL, CHURCH


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SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School .....................9:30 a.m.
, Morning Worship ............11:00 a.m.
S Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
. Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
S Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday Worship. ...............0:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
tABERNACLE Or
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.
STuesday 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.
SMorning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
SWed. 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.
S Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UPMINISTRY.
Cracker Trail Aiena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ..................... .......10:00 a.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
. Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
.Sunday School ................:...9:45 a.m.
.Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 p.m.
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
.Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
.Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .................7:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
-OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St.- 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......1..... 11:00 a.m.
STraining 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
S2344 Merle Langford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship .........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ...,.:........7:30 p.m.


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Love takes time. Though "love at first sight" is tout-
ed to be true by some, more couples may remember
a courtship that didn't always go so smoothly. Love that
is tested is often deeper and stronger. Love that grows
trough time is like fruit that becomes mature...sweet.
mellow, and sure to please. Your love will fully fourish
if you are connected by God's Holy Spirit.
What qualities do you desire in your relationship?
Galatians 5.22 tells us. But the fruit of the Spirit
is love, joy. peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control...." Take time
to worship with your Valentine, yoy love will grow
stronger as you pray together in His House.
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GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5$5
Sunday School .................1000 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
LIFE CHANGING WpkSHIPCENIER
3426 Oak St. 8S3-832-9808
Sunday Worship ....................2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
W orship................................ 11:00 a.m .
Evening................................1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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






SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER
-MhI .A G. ft DaO


The cross didn't take Christ by
surprise. He came to die. But
except He were willing to lay down
His life, it couldn't be taken from
Him. And He took it up again!
His resurrection is the heart of
Christianity. Without it, life is a
hopeless end. With it, life is an
endless hope.
His resurrection is the hub of
Christianity. On it allthe doctrines
of grace depend. If Christ be,not
risen, the consequence isn't that
death endsall, butwe're still in our
sins.
His resurrection is the hope of
Christianity. Because He rose,
Christ is with us in our perplexity to
guide us, in our sorrow to comfort
us, in our trials to strengthen us,
and at death to brings t9 heaven.
He came out of the gravp into my
heart. Is Hein your larf?


,Peace Eioer Grdtverls

Wholesale Nursery

Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
RO. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL





February 16, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3C


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Feb. 12, a theft on Old Fort Green Road was reported.

Feb. 11, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North and a theft on
Norwood Drive were reported.

Feb. 10, criminal mischief on Honeysuckle Street was report-
ed.

Feb. 9, Levi Luke Finley, 21, of 6030 Menlo Pkwy., Lakeland,
was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward on a charge of failure to appear
in court and a traffic charge.
S Feb. 9, Benjamin Velasco-Hernandez, 25, of 1654 SR 66,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr.


Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills


AROUND THE PARK
Our condolence to Bert, Lona
Smith, Lisa Gress and Dale
Sommers on the loss of Stanley
Sommers on Wednesday. Stan
was a wonderful husband,
father, grandfather and great-
grandfather.
Stan will always be remem-
bered for his loving ways to all
who knew him. Bingo will miss
that "Car 54" that rang out from
him, and especially the horse-
shoe pit. You always knew
when he had a ringer, there was
no mistake.
Stanley, had a special way of
making you smile, with his jok-
ing way. We have lost a won-
derful friend, but we know we
will see him up yonder some
sweet day.
We welcome Betty and Bill
Edwards from Mathews, Va.
They are friends of Bill and
Eunice Lookwood. Joan and
Allen Blodgett from Ashland,
Ohio, arrived safe and sound.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Our hostesses for this month
were Susie and Fred Frye, Jan
and Dowayne Parks, Kathy and
Charlie Gaylog, and Tom and
Mary Ellen.
Our birthdays this month was
Stan Sommers, Shirley Hyde,
Bill Edwards and Ed Hodges.
Each hostess made a cake and
some donated a cake. Mary
Ellen, Ed's daughter, had a cake
made up especially to celebrate
her dad's birthday.
We had 66 attending.
BINGO
Tuesday, Feb 1, saw 37
attending "b-i-n-g-o," yes, I
said, "b-i-n-g-o."
Charles Goylog won the
50/50. What is surprising is that
Linda Moore,. Dave Slogel,
Sylvia Nicklow, Audrey Semler
and Janelle Reid all shared the
jar. Wasn't much, but every little
bit helps.
Thursday, Feb. 7, had 27
playing and the 50/50 was won


by Peggy Cuozzo and the jack-
pot went to Arlene Huiet.
SHUFFLEBOARD
Friday, Feb. 3, had nine play-
ing shuffleboard. We had three
new players, Doug, Martha,
Charlotte. Hopefully, next week
we can get Mike off the bench
and on the court.
Ray Moore was strutting his
feathers again, so glad to see
him better. His son, Ed, won the
honors making his points on the
10-plus a few weeks ago.
Wouldn't he have been proud of
his dad this week!
Audrey Semler was strutting
right along with. Ray. Both
equaled out in points.
POKENO
Monday, Feb. 6, there were
eight players. Helen was the
biggest winner for the day.
Wednesday, Feb. 8, there
were six players and the win-
ners and losers were three and
three. Shirley Hyde, Joyce
Longueuil, and Mary Marr
seemed to have bagged the
same amount and took pennies
from Jeff Riggs, Audrey Semler
and Eddie Phillips.
LADIES LUNCH
As we walked into the recre-
ation hall, the food table was
beautifully decorated in pink
with spring flowers as center-
pieces. We had 23 attending,
and it was headed up by Connie
Swanson.
Each lady was to bring a
salad to share. We had a lot of
salads, Jello, fruit and regular,
each one with its unique dress-
ing and preparations. There was
fruit, cookies, brownies, tea and
coffee to drink.
Connie made up a name
game to see how much we
remembered of long ago, like
who hosted "Bandstand," who
carried a sword, what poor fam-
ily headed for California and
many more. Connie read sever-
al humorous stories from over
the Internet.


Eduardo Cruz and charged with DUI and two other traffic charges.
Feb. 9, residential burglaries on Whooping Crane Lane and on
Heard Bridge Road, and tags stolen on SR 64 West and Pine Cone
Park Road were reported.

Feb. 8, thefts on East Main Street and on U.S. 17 North were
reported.

Feb. 7, Tomeka Chunta Cozart, 32, of 5125 U.S. 17 North,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on a charge of
violation of probation.
Feb. 7, Arlie Duane Dubberly, 40, of 307 Garden Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and
charged with trafficking in drugs, possession of a structure/vehicle
for trafficking drugs, possession of drugs without a prescription
and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 7, a vehicle stolen on Jack Jones Road, and thefts on U.S.
17 North, Moffitt Road and U.S. 17 South were reported.

Feb. 6, a vehicle stolen on Morgan Road and a theft on Gobble
Lane were reported.
WAUCHULA
Feb. 11, Andres Hernandez, 45, of Lowes Cabin Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged with
disorderly intoxication.
Feb. 11, Imear Gonzalez-Aguilar, 24, of Georgia! Street,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with
disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest by disguising person.

Feb. 11, a theft on West Townsend Street was reported.

Feb. 10, Justin Cole Lavoy Griffen, 29, of 606 S. 10th Ave.,


Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jennifer Stanley on a charge of
violation of city/county ordinance-open container law.

Feb. 9, Andy Mendoza, 32, of 157 Sweetwater Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on an out-of-county
warrant.
Feb. 9, criminal mischief on South Florida Avenue, and thefts
on West Palmetto Street, U.S. 17 South and on Seminole Street
were reported.

Feb. 8, burglary of a conveyance on Honolulu Drive, criminal
mischief on West Orange Street and a theft on Goolsby Street were
reported.

Feb. 7, William Sherman Freeman, 32, of 817 S. French Ave.,
Fort Meade, was arrested by Sgt. Gabe Garza on an out-of-county
warrant.
Feb. 7, a business burglary on West Main Street and a theft on
East Main Street were reported;

Feb. 6, burglary of a business on West Palmetto Street, crimi-
nal mischief on Walton Avenue, and thefts on U.S. 17 South and on
Seminole Street were reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Feb. 12, Ronald Elroy Reyes-Pollock, 35, of 4828 Cardinal
Trail, Palm Harbor, was arrested by Ofc. Sean Guthas on an out-of-
county warrant.
Feb. 12, a theft on Church Avenue was reported.
Feb. 11, a theft on Mason-Dixon Avenue was reported.

Feb. 9, Tasha Atchley, 29, of 3510 Deeson Road, Lakeland,
was arrested by Chief John Scheel on an out-of-county wn--rnt


Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may
want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your hearts
desire is your heart.
-Lois McMaster Bujold







2012 Hardee County Fair




RANCH RODEO


Friday, February 24th
7:00 PM at the Arena


Bronc Riding m Team Sorting

Barrel Racing m Double Mugging

Calf Doctoring Mutton Busting

To register your child for Mutton Busting
(age 6 and under), call Gary Jones
at 375-4074 between 6:00-9:00 PM


on February 20th.
Limited to 20 participants.


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I make sure
for all of us.


the water is clean,


I am Mosaic.


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As we mine the phosphate needed to help grow the
world's food, it's no coincidence that we preserve
Sthe water quality of nearby creeks and rivers. As an
environmental specialist, I'm part of a team that monitors
these bodies of water to ensure that the water quality
is sustained or even enhanced. Mosaic takes great
Scare to meet Florida's clean water standards. Because
stewardship is an integral part of what we do.

- k And I see to it that the job is done right.


Mosaic



www.mosaicfla.com


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4C The Herald-Advocate, February 16, 2012


NWES Presents Awards For The Second Quarter


COURTESY PHOTOS First-grade winners of the Cool Cat Award for the second quarter are (from front left) Aiden
North Wauchula Elementary School recently announced the recipients of the Positively Awe- Thomas, Mackenzie Bacon, Alexandra Mondragon, Joaquin Rodriguez, Christina LeConte,
some Workers award. This award is given to students who have shown great improvement in Jaidyn Newman, Joshua Vasquez and Genesis Chavez; (back row) Eryn Hagwood, Samara
academics and citizenship within the past quarter of school. Shown here are kindergarteners Arreola, Desmas Davila, Miguel Avalos, Myra Benitez, Kami Kelley, Haylee Elisondo, Alex
(front row, from left) Dallas Howell, Jennifer Maqueda, Fedner Delhomme, Joshua Kue, Mar- Mendieta-Cardenas and Estefany Ramirez,. Not pictured is Ethan Arreola
leni Gonzalez and Saige Ward; first graders (second row) MeChelle Boyles, Jayden Cabrera,
Alicia Herrada, Luis Ortiz, Gracie Lopez and Rylie Morris; and second graders (back row)
Heather Howell, Malachi Hines, Cristina Saldana, Eliana Enriquez and Trenity Morales.


Second graders named Cool Cats were (front row, from left) Lillie Gaydon, Kaden Bryan,
Abby Neel, Evelize Quintana, Luis Paulino, Darius Yang, Michael Garcia and Liliana Plata;
(back row) Annalise Terrell, Tyler Bergens, Erica Aguilar, Briana Hemandez, Rose Tavarez,
Andon Whaley, Karina Valadez, Maritza Mondragon and Guillermo Ramos. Not pictured is
Ashley Solis.


Third graders receiving Cool CatAward are (front row, from left) Christopher Castaldi, Daniella
Marrero and Macy KIngdon; (middle row) Hayden Mushrush, Ana Ibanez, Amy Gutierrez,
Hannah Ward, Joseph Peters, Hugo Lopez and Tulsi Patel; (back row) MariluAntonio-Rivera,
Brianna Rivers, Chloe Selph, Jelissa Torres, Matthew Peters, Jamal Holley, Leigha Alderman,
Veerohica Rivera and Daisy Chavez


Fourth-grade Cool Cat recipients are (front row) Angel Rodriguez, VictorAleman, CruzAvalos,
Brianna Valadez, Hunter Presley and Rosa Guerrero; (back row, from left) Katie Teran, Mario
Lopez, Elaina McClenithan, Jasmine Consuegra and Adara McCollum. Not pictured is Josue
Carmona-Alonso.


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Every month, the Spirit of
Community Award from Mo-
saic's Four Corners Mine is
awarded to an outstanding
student This student demon-
strates outstanding citizen-
ship by helping others and
contributing in a positive fash-
ion to the classroom and
school community. This
month's winner is fourth-
grader Daylin Parker, who is
shown here with Principal
Tracey N&.


We will be closed

Monday,

February 20, 2012
in observance of
Presidents Day ,


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Students named as Positively Awesome Workers for the third grade are (front row) Saul Sal-
gado, Kedrick Williams, Rushin Ellison, Mariana Deloera, Richard Sanders and Juan Morales
Benitez, and for the fourth grade is Carina Deloera; (back row) fourth graders Saray Cambray,
Misael Arana and Isaac Estrada, and fifth graders Mary Young, Tiffany Juarez, Chastady lores
and Rut Arzate.


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Cool Cat Awards are given to students with top academics and citizenship. North Wauchula
Elementary School recently named the Cool Cats for the second quarter. Kindergarteners are
(front row, from left) Ivan Torres, Alaynah Mendiola, Ca'Myiah Guajardo, Avian Garza, Giovanni
Gomez, Brenda Flores, Rogelio Luna, Elijah Valletutti and Josiah Lozano; (back row) Juan
Gaitan, KrystalAvalos, Stachina Guerrier, Jocelyn Willis, Angelica Galan, Anrianna Medrano,
Daisy Pineda, Romi Rivas and Mya Grace.


Cool Cats recognized in the fifth grade are (from front left) Carlos Fabian Rodriguez, Adamaris
Garcia, Marcus Sambrano, Erica Martinez and Fatima Ramirez; (back row) Patricia DeLoera,
Jaqueline Galarza Rios, Ricky Rodriguez-Villasana, Edith Ruiz and Guadalupe Diaz. Not pic-
tured are Rebecca Kedzior and Alex Delarosa.


The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Jan. 29- Feb. 4. Listings include
the name of the owner or con-
tractor, the address for the proj-
ect, the type of work to be done,
and the cost involved. Only
projects valued at $1,000 or
more are listed.
ISSUED
City of Wauchula, Florida
Avenue, demolition, $1,000.
Timothy F Bassett, South
Sixth Avenue, mechanical,
$6,250.
Steven Dodson, Main Street
East, alterations, $24,000.
Hiram I. Trott, Griffin Road,
demolition, $1,950.
Mark S. Moye, Broward
Street, mechanical, $3,000.
Adrian -Felix, Saron Drive,
mechanical, $2,337.
Adrian Felix, Morgan Grice
Road, mechanical, $2,337.
Adrian Felix, Creek Road,
mechanical, $2,576.
Heirs of Adrian Chapman,
Heard Bridge Road, other,
$1,775.
BUILDING BLOCKS
Always ask for, and check
out, references from persons for
whom the contractor has previ-
ously performed work.

Personality can open doors,
but only character can keep
them open.
--Elmer G. Letterman


I THE YOUTH OF HARDEE COUNTY


Thursday, February 23rd
7:00 PM at the Arena

All buyers must register
prior to the sale to receive a bid
packet and sale info.

To register, contact:
Shannyn Robertson
(863) 781-7873

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February 16, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5C


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
Construction work on two
projects in this section, one of
them Wauchula's new water
tank, is progressing rapidly,
while the highway between
here and Zolfo Springs, which
has been under construction for
some time, is' nearing its finish
stage.

The Wauchula High School
was presented with an
American flag last Thursday
afternoon by the Wauchula
Camp of Spanish War Veterans,
who raised funds for the flag
and purchased it from St.
Petersburg. The flag measures
four-by-six feet and was raised
by the flagpole Friday.

Mayor S.E. Ausley an-
nounces that a few new traffic
regulations have been adopted
within the city limits in accor-
dance with the Dixie Highway
which is now under construc-
tion. Stop signs have been
placed on Orange and Bay
streets, where they intersect
South Sixth Avenue. "No park-
ing" signs have been painted on
the curbing from the middle of
Orange Street and on south to.
Craven Street, and the no-park-
ing law will be strictly enforced
in that zone.

The importance of air travel
to Florida was indicated this
week when figures released by
Eastern Air Lines officials here
revealed that more than 52 per-
sons were carried in and out of
Miami each day on company
planes during 1936, which rep-
resents" a gain of over 40 per
cent in air travel above last
year's figures, when the aver-
age was only 30 passengers a
day.

50 YEARS AGO.
A Wauchula city councilman
proposed this week that the
Ausley Memorial Library be-
closed to all except city resi-


dents unless some outside
method of financing its opera-
tion is found.

The Wauchula City Council
will open bids Feb. 26 on con-
crete standards for street lights
along Highway 17 through the
city. The meeting is scheduled
for 7 p.m.

The' Hardee Wildcat cagers
will be out to strengthen their
hold on second place in the
Southwest Florida Conference
and better their chances for a
first-place tie with Bartow
tonight as they take on Dade
City in Dade City.

A new .shoe repair shop,
Wauchula Shoe Repair Shop,
has opened on North Eighth
Avenue in Wauchula. The
owner is Peter Emilio from
Punta Gorda.

25 YEARS AGO
A conscientious citizen
thwarted what would have been
a successful burglary Sunday
when he spotted a man rolling a
cart filled with video equipment
down the street, became suspi-
cious, ran to a nearby public
telephone to notify authorities
and then went back and stopped
the man and held him until
police arrived.

Camp Hardee, located on the
banks of the Peace River east of
Bowling Green, has been shut
down because of'alleged health'
and zoning violations, and man-
ager Gus Crews has been given
seven days to clean up the camp
or face action by the state attor-
ney.

U.S. Sen. Lawton Chiles has
been selected as honorary
parade marshal for, the. Pioneer
Park Days Parade, March 7 at
10 a.m. He was selected by
President Tom Underwood of
First National Bank, sponsors
of Pioneer Park Days, and Joe
Baxter, parade chairman and
marshal.

Florida gasoline prices
jumped by 5.5 cents per gallon
in February, according to the
latest AAA Clubs of Florida


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Fuel Gauge report. The latest
increase is the largest since
April 1983.

10 YEARS AGO
Facing the possibility of ter-
mination, Zolfo Springs' chief
of police quit early this week.

The Wauchula City Council
is taking a stand against car
radios dubbed boom boxes. The
council agreed unanimously on
Monday night to proceed with
plans to tighten up the city
noise ordinance to crack down
on "boom boxes which rattle
houses" as a car goes down the


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2/16/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:03 AM
Set: 6:18 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 15 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:41 AM
Set: 1:26 PM
Overhead: 8:04 AM
Underfoot: 8:33 PM
Moon Phase
28%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
8:04 AM -10:04 AM
8:33 PM 10:33 PM
Minor Times
2:41 AM 3:41 AM
1:26 PM 2:26 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
2/17/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:03 AM
Set: 6:19 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 16 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 3:37 AM
Set: 2:26 PM
Overhead: 9:02 AM
Underfoot: 9:29 PM
Moon Phase
19%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
9:02 AM -11:02 AM
9:29 PM 11:29 PM
Minor Times
3:37 AM 4:37 AM
2:26 PM 3:26 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


2/18/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:02 AM'
Set: 6:20 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 18 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 4:27 AM
Set: 3:27 PM
Overhead: 9:57 AM
Underfoot:10:23 PM
Moon Phase
11%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
9:57 AM -11:57 AM
10:23 PM-12:23 AM
Minor Times
4:27 AM 5:27 AM
3:27 PM 4:27 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
2/19/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:01 AM
Set: 6:20 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 19 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 5:13 AM
Set: 4:27 PM
Overhead:10:49 AM
Underfoot: 11:14 PM
Moon Phase
\ 5%,
Waning Crescent
Major Times
10:49 AM-12:49 PM
11:14 PM- 1:14AM
Minor Times
5:13 AM 6:13 AM
4:27 PM 5:27 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC:-5


2/20/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:00 AM
Set: 6:21 PM
Day Length
11-hrs. 21 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 5:53 AM
Set: 5:26 PM
Overhead: 11:38 AM
Underfoot: --:-
Moon Phase
2%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
--:-- --:--
11:38 AM 1:38 PM
Minor Times
5:53 AM 6:53 AM
5:26 PM 6:26 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -5
2/21/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:59 AM
Set: 6:22 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 23 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 6:30 AM
Set: 6:22 PM
Overhead: 12:25 PM
Underfoot:12:02 AM
Moon Phase
0%
NEW MOON
Major Times
12:02 AM -2:02 AM
12:25 PM 2:25 PM
Minor Times
6:30 AM 7:30 AM
6:22 PM 7:22 PM
Solunar Rating
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -5


2/22/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:58 AM
Set: 6:22 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 24 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:05 AM
Set: 7:17 PM
Overhead: 1:09 PM
Underfoot: 12:47 AM
Moon Phase
1%
Waxing Crescent
Majo- Times
12:47 AM -2:47 AM
1:09 PM 3:09 PM
Minor Times
-7:05 AM 8:05 AM
7:17 PM 8:17 PM
Solunar Rating
Best++
Time Zone
UTC: -5
2/23/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:57 AM
Set: 6:23 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 26 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:38 AM
Set: 8:10 PM
Overhead: 1:53 PM
Underfoot: 1:31 AM
Moon Phase
3%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
1:31 AM 3:31 AM
1:53 PM 3:53 PM
Minor Times
7:38 AM 8:38 AM,
8:10 PM 9:10 PM
Solunar Rating
Better++
Time Zone
UTC: -5


Oreo is a black & white male
Cocker Spaniel.
His adoption fee is $45.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.
r


For the week ended February 10, 2012
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipt totaled 6,308 com-
pared to 6,669 last week, and 5,348 last year. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to one week ago, slaughter cows 1.00 t6 2.00 higher, bulls steady,
feeder steers 3.00 to 5.00 higher, heifers' 2.00 to 4.00 higher,
replacement cows mostly steady.


Feeder Steers:





Feeder Heifers:





Slaughter Cows:
65.00-75.00
Slaughter Bulls:
83.00-99.00


Medium & Large
200-300 lbs
300-400 Ibs
400-500 lbs
500-600 lbs


Frame No. 1-2
198.00-265.00
175.00-235.00
158.00-202.00-
146.00-178.00


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 180.00-230.00
300-400 lbs 147.50-180.00
400-500 lbs 140.00-167.50
500-600 lbs 130.00-160.00

Lean: 750-1200 Ibs 85-90 percent

Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs


The Pacific Yew tree of northern Idaho, produces a substance
called "taxol" that has been used to fight cancer.


SPIONEERl PARK DAYS




COVER ART CONTEST

The Herald-Advocate is seeking original artwork for the

front and back covers of its annual special tabloid section on

-Last yearS T -- -" Hardee County's most popularfestival. It could be yours!


ADULT DIVISION

(S( / -' ^ ~ First place: $100 Cash.
SPublication of your work on the front cover.
S* Your photo and biographical story inside.


SSecond place: $50 Cash.
I& Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.

'; - ~ *j Publication of your winning entry Inside the special section.

\ ,/ ^. r CHILDREN'S DIVISION (12 AND UNDER
; 1 S A week-long pass to Pioneer Park Days, publication of the artwork, plus ...

First place: $25 Cash.
Publication on the back cover.

Second place: $15 Cash.

Third place: $10 Cash.



RULES:

i 0 1) Open to all ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter.

S i 2) Artwork must be original.

.I 3) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must
Sbe depicted.

T1111111 11... 1.iiiii .11iiMi.iiii iiitiniiiii ii-i iii 4) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker.

n ,i----f ('Vaulrih 5) Art MUST fill an area 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches high, including lettering
J w W which reads "Pioneer Park Days 2012." (DraWing must be VERTICAL!)

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

JANE LONG PIONEER PARK DAYS DIRECTOR TO ENTER:
SUSAN W. ROBERTS SENIOR CIRCUIT JUDGE FOR IOTH 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
MYSTERY JUDGE WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS Contest, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. 1:2-2:16nc


street.

Several Courthouse Annex I
offices have been emptied and
will be available to the clerk of
courts for remodeling to meet
.the needs of his staff. They have
to be removed from the historic
courthouse to close its doors
while extensive mold and
mildew removal and renova-
tions are completed.

The Harn ... County booth at
the 2002 Florida State Fair in
Tampa placed second among
counties with less than 50,000
population.


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6C The Herald-Advocate, February 16, 2012


COUNTY COURI
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
William Taylor Embach, 21,
Myakka City, and Emily Me-
lissa Reigle, 21, Myakka City.
Virgil David Bishop Jr., 69,
Arcadia, and Barbara Harrison
Smith, 68, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Progressive Select Insurance
Co. a/s/o Fidel Melendez vs.
Caridad Perez Cruz and Ronald
F. Hand, default judgment
against Ronald F. Hand vacat-
ed.
Capital One Bank vs. Toby J.
Smith, stipulated settlement
approved.
MidFlorida Federal Credit
Union, vs. Bruce Mayer and
Annette K. Cullop, judgment.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Michael D. Manley and Manley
& Associates'CPA (two cases)
default judgment.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Michael D. Manley, default
judgment.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Jesus Apolinar, criminal mis-



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

CASE NO. 252011CA000261

PINE CONE HOLDING CO., LLC,
a Florida limited liability compa-
ny, and PATRICK SEERY, individ-
ually,

Plaintiffs,

vs.


DUMITRU GROSU, Individually,
and CONSTANT GROSU, indi-
vidually

Defendants.

DUMITRU GROSU, individually,
and CONSTANT GROSU, indi-
vidually

Counter-Plaintiffs,

vs.

PINE CONE HOLDING CO., LLC,
a Florida limited liability compa-
ny, and PATRICK SEERY, Individ-
ually,

Counter-Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to the "Agreed Order of
Dismissal of Plaintiffs' Complaint
and Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure on Counter-Plaintiff's
Counterclaim" (the "Final
Judgment"), entered in the
above-styled action on February
2, 2012, the Clerk of Hardee
County will sell the property situ-
ated in Hardee County, Florida, as
described below at a Public Sale,
to the highest bidder, for cash, at
417 West Main Street, Second
Floor Hallway, outside of Room
202, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on
February 29, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.:

The North 250 feet of the
SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 lying
West of U.S. Highway 17,
all lying in Section 21,
Township 33 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida;

AND

The South 1,070 feet of the
SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of
Section 21, Township 33
South, Range 25 East,
lying West of U.S. 17,
Hardee County, Florida.

Parcel I.D. Nos.: 21-33-25-
0000-04470-0000
21-33-25-0000-04480-0000

Subject to mortgages In
favor of Wauchula State
Bank recorded In O.R.
Book 388, page 797; O.R.
Book 509, page 192; O.R.
Book 721, page 770;
Instrument No.
200825006877; and instru-
ment No. 200925005902,
as subsequently consoli-
dated by Note and
Mortgage Consolidation,
Modification and
Extension Agreement
dated recorded at
Instrument No.
200925005904, public
records of Hardee County,
Florida.

Any person claiming an interest
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.

Honorable B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


chief, not prosecuted.
Corey Daniel Dudek, tres-
pass on structure or conveyance
and two counts possession of
drug paraphernalia, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation one
year, $525 fines and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $100
cost of prosecution (COP), $50
investigative costs.
Juan Espinosa, misuse of
wireless 911 system, adjudica-
tion withheld. $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.
Salomon Luis, resisting an
officer without violent force,
adjudication withheld, $355
fine and court costs, $50 COP,
$50 investigative costs.
Eric Daronne McClain, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
11 months 29 days in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$325 fine and court costs, $200
public defender fees and $50
COP placed on lien.
Jorge Morales, giving false
identification to law enforce-
ment, five months in jail CTS,
$325 fine and court costs, $59
public defender fee, $50 COP.
David Roblero, retail theft,
adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs; giving false
identification to law enforce-
ment and disorderly intoxica-
tion, $200 fines, $50 public
defender, $50 COP.
Jose Ventura, petit theft,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.



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

CASE NO. 252011CA000457

SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION, Whose address
is: PO. Box 11904, Tampa, FL
33680

Plaintiff,

vs.

ROBERT GALVAN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ROBERT GALVAN;
ANGEL DAWN GALVAN;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGEL
DAWN GAi/AN; HARDEE COUN-
TY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING
REHABILITATION PROGRAM,
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT
#1; TENANT #2,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given, pur-
suant to Final Judgment of
Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered
in this cause, in the Circuit Court
of HARDEE County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in
HARDEE County, Florida
described as:

LOT 8, BLOCK 4, OF AVAL-
ON PARK ADDITION TO
CITY OF WAUCHULA,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AS PER PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 2-75, OF
STHE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

and commonly known as: 902
Tennessee Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873, at public sale, to
the highest and best bidder, for
cash, on the Second Floor in the
hallway outside of Room 202 of
the Hardee County Courthouse,
417 W. Main St., Wauchula,
Florida 33873, on February 29,
2012, at 11:00 A.M.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST 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.

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceed-
Ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
at (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days
before your scheduled court


appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled
appearance Is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.

Dated this 6 day of Feb., 2012,

B, HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By; Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


Co^rthouse Report


tion to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator
at (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.

Dated this Feb. 6, 2012.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

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Apclinar DeLeCruz Alejo,
disorderly intoxication and
assault on a law enforcement
officer, probation six months,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fee, $50 COP,
$50 investigative costs.
Osles Lazarre, two counts
domestic battery, adjudication
withheld, probation one year,
$677 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fee, $50 COP,
$50 investigative costs.
Brad Logan BU :r, posses-
sion of marijuana, completed
pre-trial diversion program, not
prosecuted.
Branden Jose Cruz, taking
deer or turkey by use of gun or
light, completed pre-trial inter-
vention program, not prosecut-
ed.
Jazmin Dalisa Vazquez,
retail theft, completed pre-trial
diversionary program, not pros-
ecuted.
Francisco Rivera Jr., viola-
tion of probation (original
charges possession of marijua-
na and possession of drug para-
phernalia), probation revoked,
three months in jail, $50 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Tyjuan Terrell Williams, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges resisting an officer
without violence, possession of
marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia), probation
revoked, three months in jail
CTS.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Debra Johnson and Joseph
Johnson, divorce.
Dolores Nino and Abel Nino,
divorce.
Richard Neale and Jennifer
Neale, divorce.
Krista Gail Powell and Mic-
hael Anthony Powell, divorce.
James C. Williams and


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

CASE NO. 252011-CA-000437

SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION, Whose address
is: P.O. Box 11904, Tampa, FL
33680

Plaintiff,
v.

THOMAS R. HARRIS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF THOMAS R. HAR-
RIS; ELIZABETH J. HARRIS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZA-
BETH J. HARRIS, ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TEN-
ANT #1; TENANT #2,

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given, pur-
suant to Final Judgment of
Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered
in this cause, in the Circuit Court
of HARDEE County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in
HARDEE County, Florida
described as:

LOT 1 AND 2, TOWN AND
COUNTRY ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 60, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

and commonly known as: 180
Tropicana Drive, Wauchula,
Florida 33873, at public sale, to
the highest and best bidder, for
cash, on the Second Floor in the
hallway outside Of Room 202 of
the Hardee County Courthouse,
417 W. Main St., Wauchula,
Florida 33873, on Feb. 29, 2012,
at 11:00 A.M.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST 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.

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 252011CP000073


IN RE: ESTATE OF

FAYE D. SHACKELFORD,

Deceased.


AMENDED NOTICE
TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of FAYE D. SHACKEL-
FORD, deceased, whose date of
death was June 28, 2011, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court. for
HARDEE County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The names and
address of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTI f OR 304AYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

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

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

The date of the first publication
of this notice is February 9, 2012.

Personal Representative:
MARCUS D. SHACKELFORD
PO. Box 935
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Clifford M. Ables, III, PA.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-0500
Facsimile: (863) 773-0505
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III
Florida Bar No.: 178379

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Cynthia Aguilar Williams,
divorce.
LVNV Funding LLC vs. Lee
M. Fowler, damages con-
tracts and indebtedness.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Richard S. Shepard vs.
Alisha M. Rutledge, transferred
to Polk County.
Chase home Finance LLC
vs. William C. and Martha G.
Godwin et al, order.
Pureza Amesquita and the
state Department of Revenue
vs. Marcial Garibay III, volun-
tary dismissal.
Kristal Rucker vs. Frederick
E. Hansen, order.
Peter B. and Doris Bazzini
vs. Escape Home Inc. et al,
judgment of mortgage foreclo-
sure.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Wauchula Auto
Mart Inc., judgment.
Pine Cole Holding Co. LLC
et al vs. Dimitru Grosu, Con-
stanta Grosu et al, dismissal and


judgment of foreclosure on
plaintiff's counterclaim,
Susan E. Hall and DOR vs.
Kelly A. Norman, voluntary
dismissal.
Susan E. Hall and DOR vs.
Christopher B. Norman, volun-
tary dismissal.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Neil Wesley Anderson, two
counts burglary of dwelling and
dealing in stolen property, four
years Florida State Prison CTS,
$520 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees, $100 COP
placed on lien; grand theft,
grand theft auto and false verifi-
cation of ownership to pawn-
broker, not prosecuted.
Catarino Dario Borjas, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges fleeing to elude an offi-
cer and grand theft), violation
affidavit withdrawn, probation
restored.
Jack A. Brown Jr., public
assistance fraud, adjudication
withheld, probation five years,
$520 fine and court costs, $150
public defender fees, $100
COP, $60 First Step probation
fees, restitution.
Oracio Francisco, violation
of probation (original charges
burglary of dwelling and grand
theft), probation revoked, new
probation two years, $200 pub-
lic defender fee and $100 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees.
Akeem Kaleeq Kendrick
Frazier, improper exhibition of
a dangerous weapon, probation
one year, $520 fine and court
costs, $200 public defender
fees, $100 COP, $12 First Step,
75 hours community service;
aggravated assault with a dead-
ly weapon, not prosecuted.
Dwayne Charles Ingalls,
possession of methampheta-
mine, adjudication withheld,
probation 18 months, $520 fine
and court costs, $350 public
defender fees, $100 COP, $18
First Step, 75 hours community
service.
Joshua Luna, violation of
probation (original charges bur-
glary of structure and posses-
sion of burglary tools), proba-
tion revoked, two years com-
munity control house arrest,
$200 public defender fees, $100
COP and $24 First Step added
to outstanding fines and fees.
Jose Luis Mata, trespass on
property other than a structure
or conveyance, and possession
of cocaine, two months in jail,
$520 fine and court costs, $200
public defender fees, $100
COP; introducing contraband
into a county detention facility,
not prosecuted.


NOTICE UNDER
FICTITIOUS NAME ACT
Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned, pursuant to
the provisions of the Fictitious
Name Act, Section 865.09,
Florida Statutes, as amended,
intends to register with the
Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, the fictitious name of
TW Properties under which the
undersigned is engaged or will
engage in business at: 713 N.
7th Ave., in the City of
Wauchula, Florida 33873.
That the party/parties inter-
ested in said business enter-
prise is/are as follows: Wendell
G. Smith, Tyina M. Smith.
Dated at Wauchula, Hardee,
Florida 33873. 2:
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NOTICE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

REQUESTING APPLICANTS FOR THE CODE

ENFORCEMENT BOARD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City of Wauchula will be accepting applicants who
would like to serve on the City of Wauchula's Code Enforcement Board. This Board has
the authority to hold hearings, subpoena evidence, witnesses and alleged violators, take
testimony under oath, issue orders to bring a violation into compliance and assess fines
against violators of the municipal codes and ordinances. All members are appointed by
the City Commission and must be a resident of the City. The Board meets the fourth Mon-
day of each month at 5:30 pm.

All interested individuals must complete an "Informational Data for Board Appointments"
form and return it to the City Clerk, 126 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 by Friday,
February 24th at 5:00 pm. All applications received by the deadline will be presented to
the City Commission at the March 12, 2012 City Commission Meeting at 6:00 pm for their
review and possible selection.

Questions may be directed to:

City of Wauchula
Olivia Minshew, Director of Community Development
126 S. 7th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

863-773-9193

ominshew@cityofwauchula.com
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Eric Daronne McClain, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge possession of cocaine),
probation revoked, 11 months
29 days jail, $200 public de-
fender fees and $150 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Corey Tyrone Outley, sale of
marijuana within 1,000 feet of a
park, community center, etc,
time served, $325 fine and court
costs, $200 public defender fees
and $100 COP placed on lien;
possession of'drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.
.Stephen Chevo Rodriguez,
grand theft auto, not prosecut-
ed.
Joseph A. Burson, posses-
sion of oxycodone, manufac-
ture of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia, possession
of a structure where drugs are
manufactured and minors are
present and introduction of con-
traband into a county detention
facility, five years Florida State
Prison suspended, probation
five years, $520 fine and court
costs, $100 COP, $60 First
Steps; possession of marijuana
with intent to sell and posses-
sion of marijuana, not prosecut-
ed.
Edward Brian Benton, viola-
tion of community control
(original charge possession of
methamphetamine), community
control revoked, one year one
day Florida State Prison CTS,
$100 COP added to outstanding
fines and fees and placed on
lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Harold and Denelda Point as
trustees to Gordon and
Kathleen Welch, $40,000.
Florida Community Bank
National Association to
Sweetwater Preserve LLC,
$1,992,699.41.
Florida Community Bank
National Association to
Sweetwater Groves LLC,
$507,300.69.
Howard Chad Pritchett and
Roger D. Gurganus to Gary and
Claudia Musselman, $60,000.
Richard D. Jr. and Denise D.
Broderick to Clifton R. arid
Helen W. Fralin, $49,000.
EH Pooled 1011 LP to 3B
Housing LLC, $13,550.
Jedina Justesen to Lexan
Properties LLC, $140,000.
Joseph C. and Nancy M.
Long'to Joseph C. and Nancy
M. "Long and Jennifer
Whiteside and Kimberly
Tompkins, $20,643.
Howard Brudner to Alexis
and Myleny Lugo, $159,000.

I am convinced that life in a
physical body is meant to be
an ecstatic experience.
-Shakti Gawain

Our bodies communicate to
us clearly and specifically, if
we are willing to listen to
them.
--Shakti Gawain

NOTICE UNDER
FICTITIOUS NAME ACT
Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned, pursuant to
the provisions of the Fictitious
Name Act, Section 865.09,
Florida Statutes, as amended,
intends to register with the
Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, the fictitious name of
Linda M. Montanez Photogra-
phy under which the under-
signed is engaged or will
engage in business at: 224
Pennsylvania Avenue, in the
City of Wauchula, Florida
33873.
That the party/parties inter-
ested in said business enter-
prise is/are as follows:
ShutterBug Photography &
Design, LLC.
Dated at Wauchula, Hardee,
Florida 33873.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 252012CP000004
Probate Division

IN RE: ESTATE OF

EDWARD S. SCHONTAG, SR,,
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of t
estate of EDWARD S. SCHO
TAG, SR., deceased, whose da
of death was January 3, 2012; F
Number 252012CP000004,
pending in the Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida, Probi
Division, the address of which
'417 West Main Street, Wauchu
FL 33873. The name and address
es of the personal represent
tives, and the personal repress
tative's attorney are set fo
below.

All creditors of the decedi
and other persons having claim
or demands against deceden
estate, on whom a copy of tl
notice is required to be servi
must file their claims with tl
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME C
THE FIRST PUBLICATION i
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTI
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
COPY OF THIS NOTICE (
THEM.

All other creditors of the de<
dent and other persons havi
claims or demands against t
decedent's estate must file th
claims with this court WITHIN
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE I
THE FIRST PUBLICATION I
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILl
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS S
.FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 I
THE FLORIDA PROBATE COI
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIl
PERIOD SET FORTH ABO\
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
YEARS OR MORE AFTER TI
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
BARRED.

The date of the first publicati
of this notice Is February
2012.

Signed on February 9, 2012.


CYNTHIA A. SCOTT
Co-Personal Representative
Post Office Box 2117
Wauchula, FL 33873

STEVEN DWAYNE SCHONTAG
Co-Personal Representative
1557 State Road 62
: Bowling Green, FL 33834

E. JACKSON BOGGS
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 007206
FOWLER WHITE BOGGS PA.
Post Office Box 1438
Tampa, FL 33601
Telephone: (813) 222-1148

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION CASE

CASE NO. 252008CA000442

PETER BAZZINI and DORIS
BAZZINI

Plaintiffs,

vs.

ESCAPE HOME INC., FREEDOM
PROCESSING SERVICES, INC.,
AS TRUSTEE OF THE HARDEE
COUNTY TRUST NO. 1, WILLIAM
DONOVAN, GERALD F. POLEON
and DENNIS DONOVAN,

Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE

Notice Is hereby given that,
pursuant to the Order of, Final
Judgment entered in this cause in
the Circuit Court of Hardee
County, Florida, B. Hugh Bradley,
as Clerk, will sell the property sit-
uated in Hardee County, Florida,
described as:
A portion of Section 5,
Township 33 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida, and being more
particularly described as
follows:

Commence at the
Northwest corner of the
NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of
said Section 5; thence.
South along the West line
of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4
of said Section 5, a dis-
tance of 277.50 feet;
thence South 89' 17' 00"
East and parallel with the
North line of the NE 1/4 of
said Section 5 a distance
of 238.64 feet; thence
SSouth and parralel with the
West line of the NE 1/4 of
the NE 1/4 of said Section
5 a distance of 53.00 feet
to the Point of Beginning;
t thence South 89 17' 00"
i East and parallel with the
North line of the NE 1/4 of
said Section 5.a distance
of 208.64 feet to a point on
the Westerly right-of-way
line of Snelling Avenue;
thence South along said
Westerly right-of-way line
and parallel to the West
line of the NE 1/4 of the NE
1/4 of said Section 5 a dis-
tance of 53.00 feet; thence
North 89* 17' 00" West and
parallel with the North line
of the NE 1/4 of said
'Section 5 a distance of


208.64 feet; thence N
and parallel with the V
line of the NE 1/4 of th
1/4 of said Section 5 a
tance of 53.00 feet to
Point of Beginning.
lands situate, lying
being in Hardee Co
Florida, and being
commonly known as
. Snelling Avenue, Bov
Green, Florida 33734.


/ at public sale, to the high
best bidder, for cash, on t
steps of the Hardee
Courthouse located at 4'
he Main Street, 2nd Floor
)N- outside of Room 202, Wa
ate Florida 33873 beginning
ile a.m. on the 29 day of Fe
is 2012.
for Any person claiming a
ate est in the surplus from the
is any, other than the p
la, owner as of the date of
ss. Pendens must file a clair
ta. 60 days after the sale.
en-
rt B. HUGH BI
,: Clerk of th

ent By: Conni
ms Depu
it's
his
ad, IN THE CIRCUIT COUR
his HARDEE COUNTY, FLO
- 3 PROBATE DIVISION
OF
OF File No. 252012CP00
ER
A
ON IN RE: ESTATE OF

ALFRED A. DANIELS,
ce-
ng deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDIT


The administration
estate of ALFRED A. D
deceased, whose date e
was November'3, 2011, i
ing in the Circuit Court for
County, Florida, Probate I
the address of which
Office Drawer 1749, Wi
Florida 33873. The nam
addresses of the P
Representative and the F
Representative's attorney
forth below.

All creditors of the d
and other persons having
or demands against de
estate on whom a copy
notice is required to be
must file their claims
court WITHIN THE LA'
THREE MONTHS AFTER
DATE OF THE FIRST PI
TION OF THIS NOTICE C
TY DAYS AFTER THE D
SERVICE OF A COPY (
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of tl
dent and other persons
claims or demands aga
decedent's estate must 1
claims with this court
THREE MONTHS AFTI
DATE OF THE FIRST PI
TION OF THIS NOTICE.


lorth
West
eNE
Sdis-
the
Said


he dece-
having
inst the
file their
WITHIN
ER THE
UBLICA-


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


NOTWITHSTANDING TH
PERIODS SET FORTH
ANY CLAIM FILED TV
YEARS OR MORE AFTE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF Dl
BARRED.

The date of the first put
of this Notice is Febru
2012.

Personal Represe
ELLA MAE ED
1546 Martin Luther King,,
Wauchula, F

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Kenneth B. Evers, of
KENNETH B. EVERS, PA.
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
Phone: (863) 773-5600
Facsimile: (866) 547-4362
Email: office@hardeelaw.(



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IN THE CIRifUIT COQUT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 252012CP000009

IN RE: ESTATE OF,

HARRY LOWELL GRICE, JR.,

deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of HARRY LOWELL GRICE,
JR., deceased, whose date of
death was August 1, 2011, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
name and address of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.


and CHAPEL
unty, Our greeters for 207 were
nore Jim and Annella Aurand and
5207 Bernie Merema. It was the
Vling largest group we've had this
season. Wayne welcomed
lest and everyone, and Jim Noble read
:he front us a poem of the "language in
County this park." Pastor David was
17 West ill, sending our prayers.
Hallway ACTIVITIES
t 11hl00 Horseshoes: Good Life takes
february, Pioneer Creek 18 to 14. Re-
flections was at home on Feb. 9,
in inter- and today (Thursday) we will
3 sale, if be hosting Oasis again.
property Bowling: High game 201
n within and high series 524 for the men,
congrats Ron Drumm; and for
Sthe women high game 175 and
RADLEY high series 475, congrats
he Court Marilyn Achard. Ron picked up
e Coker a 6-7-10 split.
ty Clerk SPOTLIGHT
Terry and Sandy Keinath
2:16,23c have known each other since
T FOR grade school. Sandy turned 16
)RIDA and she and Terry had their first
N date. They have been married
for 48 years and are blessed
0910 with two children, two grand-
daughters and one great.
They hail from Reese, Mich.,
where Terry was a machinist in
a tool shop and retired after 42
years. Sandy was a medical
technician for 51 years, retiring
as an assistant supervisor.
)RS Terry and Sandy were also
farmers during those years, rais-
of the ing hogs and chickens and
ANIELS, growing sugar beets, wheat,
of death corn, beans, barley and oats.

r Hardee Terry's interest is John Deere
Division, restoration and as of to date has
is Post seven in his collection, one
auchula, being a 1927 John Deere D
ies and restored and it in working order.
personall He also enjoys his pear and
personall
are set apple trees, making his own


lecedent The space between your eye-
g claims brows is called the glabella.
cedent's
Sof this
Served
with the In Australia, the No.1 topping
TER OF for pizza is eggs.
ER THE
UBLICA- All we actually have is our
)R THIR- body and its muscles that
)ATE OF allow us to be under our own
OF THIS
power.
-Allegra Kent


February 16,2012, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet


wine.
Sandy enjoys gardening,
painting and embroidery and
they both enjoy board games,
bid euchre, shuffle, camping,
hiking in Porky Pine Mountain,
a very rustic in the woods kind
of hiking and camping, they
also enjoy side trips and tractor
shows.
They very much enjoy trav-
eling and do the adventure type
trips, like going to the Canadian;
.Rockies and zip lining up 70
feet and zipping for one and
half miles going on five differ-
ent zip lines, and loved it very
much.
They also have gone the past
two years to Guatemala on mis-
sion trips, being very active in
eyeglass placement for those
unable to afford them. Sandy
received such great rewards
being able to help people read
the Bible, after so many years
of not being able to see. Their
next planned mission trip will
be this summer, going to El
Salvador doing construction for
12 days.
Terry and Sandy came to our
park in 2007, through informa-
tion about Wilder parks on the
Internet. They chose our park
because of the closeness to the
Flywheeler's antique engine
shows and the wood shop in the
park.
After arriving, they found the
people to be so friendly and
helpful, and with the many
activities that were offered, they
decided to make this their
snowbird home for five months.
We are so very happy they
have joined our park family and
want to welcome them for
being our chairmen for the ice
cream socials this fall season.


All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with the
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
com DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
2:16,23c TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
re trou-
ght-and All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
goodd claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
n eagle claims with this court WITHIN
i eagle THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
on. DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
Hudson, TION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
SS NPEOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

f The date of the first publication
of this Notice is February 16,
2012.

Personal Representative:
TINA RENEE' GRICE
676 Maude Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
Attorney for Personal
S Representative:
Kenneth B. Evers, of
Ir KENNETH B. EVERS, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 0054852
aIs Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
Phone: (863) 773-5600
Facsimile: (866) 547-4362
5 Email: office@hardeelaw.com


2:16,23c


Indiana Days will be held
Saturday and Canada Day is
March 2. See the signup sheets
in the Activities Room.
KOFFEE KLATCH
Lee Roy Behymer led the
prayer on Feb. 8, Alta Lauer led
the U.S. Pledge and Eliane
Lamarche led the Canadian
. Pledge. Keith Stephens said the
auction on Feb. 4 was another
great success.
The 50/50 winners were
Loyd and Carrie Lankford,
George and Alice Hunt, Bob
and Jean Beshel, Rosalie and
*Earl Folnsbee and 2477
Morning Glory.
BINGO
Debra Saunders and Alice
Hunt split the large jackpot on
Feb. 3, and Jerry McBride won
the small jackpot. Phyllis Gross
won the large jackpot on Feb. 6,
and lucky Jeri Plumley won the
small jackpot plus two other
games.
DESSERT & FASHION
SHOW
The sixth annual Ladies Only
Dessert & Fashion Show was a
hit with all the ladies again.
There was a wide array of deli-
cious desserts to sample. Alice
Zimmerle won the Bonworth
gift certificate and Priscilla
Walker, Martha Behymer and
Sharleen Arola won the door
prizes.
SCORES
Bowling Feb. 1: first,
Snowbirds; second, Mercy &
Grace; and third, Gettin Better.
Men's Golf Feb. 2: Team
Points winners were Ray Baker,
L. Murphy, T. Schmitzer and
Matt Skok.
Ladies Golf Feb. 2: Team Net
winners were Mary Kessler,
Nancy Morrison, Donna
Gervase and Barb Newman.
Mixed Golf Feb. 6: winners
were Lee Roy Behymer, Les


SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1009 North 6" Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873

HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS SEEK "HALL OF FAME" NOMINEES
Superintendent David Durastanti requests that members of the public submit names for potential
inductees into the Hardee County Schools Hall of Fame. Nominees should be people who have made
significant contributions to their professional fields and who have attended public school in Hardee
County.
Letters of nomination will be accepted through March 31, 2012. The letter should include the:
nominee's name and address (or address of the nearest living relative if the nominee is deceased)
the approximate dates of enrollment in Hardee Cinty S4hbols
a description of the nominee's accomplishments) i;
the name and address of the person or organization making the nomination.
Letters should be addressed to:
Hardee County School Board
ATTENTION: HallofFame
P.O. Box 1678
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Persons previously nominated are kept on file for reconsideration each year.
There is no need to renominate anyone.
The program initiated in 1991 has recognized Mr. Merle L. Albritton, Mr. Shelley S. Boone, Mr.
Doyle W. Bryan, Mr. John Burton, Governor Doyle E. Carlton, Sr., Dr. Leffie M. Carlton, Jr., Mr. Jesse S.
Carter, Mrs. Exie Cathcart, Mrs. Catheryn McDonald Coker, Dr. Sylvia M. Collins, Mr. J.W. (Bill) Crews,
Jr., Mr. Michael Crews, Mr. Standish L. Crews, Mr. Joe L. Davis, Brig. Gen. Frederick H. Essig, Mr. W.
Curtis Ezelle, Colonel John Cecil Fralish, Mr. Charles Frazier, Mrs. Annie W. Hart, Dr. Harold E. Henderson,
Miss Valda E. Long, Mr. John W. Maddox, Col. Donell Matthews, Mr. Tom McEwen, Judge Shirlyon J.
McWhorter, Col. William Moran, Mr. LawrenceA. Roberts, Mr. Bartley Sapp, Mr. L. M. Shackelford, Miss
Ruth V. Southerland, Mr. Leon T. Stephens, Mrs. Myrtie W. Strickland, Mr. Dunning Terrell, Reverend R.
Perry Tomlinson, and Mr. Dewey E. Whidden Jr.
The recipients will be inducted at the Senior Honors Banquet where Hardee Senior High School's
graduating seniors with a 3.50 grade point average or higher are recognized for their accomplishments.
The seniors and their parents will be guests of Mosaic and the Hardee County Education Foundation,
sponsors of the awards event. 2:16,23c

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mlmmmmmmmmm


Ascott, Norm Batchelor and
Barb Newman.
Shuffling Feb. 7: three-game
winners were Bob Beshel, Bob
Bundy, Bernice English, Gary
Householder, Janet Johnston,
Bob Jones, Charlie Molett, Joe
Newman, Don Plumley, Diane
Roy, Keith Stephens, Myrna
Wilday and Ed Wickler.
CHURCH NEWS
By Diane Burget
Pastor Bob Winne opened our
worship service on Feb. 5 and
led us in singing "He is Lord."
Pastor Bob played "Precious
Lord Take My Hand" on his
trombone and Linda Gray
accompanied him on the piano.
Nancy Morrison directed our
choir, and the name of their spe-
cial was entitled "The Man on
the Middle Cross."
Today was the first Sunday of
the month and Holy Com-
munion was celebrated. Pastor
Bob reminded us that when we
are in Heaven, we will no
longer do this "remembrance of
our Lord" because we will be in
His presence.
Pastor Bob's message this
Sunday was on how Satan is
battling for our minds, and
made reference to a book writ-
ten by David Jeremiah entitled
"I Never Thought I'd See the
Day." He closed with Psalm
19:14 "May the words of my
mouth and meditation of my
heart be pleasing in your sight,
O Lord, my Rock and my
Redeemer."
Gary Householder, Jerry Mc-
Bride, Lee Roy Behymer and
Steve Gray were communion
stewards. Ron Storms gave the
offering prayer and Lowell
Gordon and Bill Burget collect-
ed the offering.
The worship serviced was
concluded by singing "Hallelu-
jah."





8C The Herald-Advocate, February 16,2012


PAID ADVERTISEMEI


Local residents in amazement yesterday as


Collectors provide a stimulus package to Avon


Park & Lake Placid!


They are paying out right on the

spot for my stuff Unbelievable!!

By DAVID MORGAN
STAFF WRITER


Spokesperson for the event
said he expects to spend in
excess of $200.000.00 this week
for vintage items and precious
metals from local residents.
Here are some examples of what
is going on in the event that/
started Tuesday in the The Hotel
Jacaranda & Ramada :
One person sold an old Gibson
guitar that was purchased in the
1960's for less than S250.00
to a collector at the event for
$2175.00
Another person had a pocket
watch collection that sold for
$4600.00, with one of the watches
in this collection bringing
$375.00 of the $4600.00 talley.
A husband and wife brought
in a box of old Jewelry,
wristwatches, coins, and two
German daggers from WW2 and
left S785.00 richer.
This is cool that something
like this would come here to
our town. Where else would this
stuff ever be sold? The refinery.
has teamed up with the collectors
for a 24 month tour of the United


States, both big and small towns
to dig up hidden gems.


If you go:

WHO OHIO VALLEY GOLD
& SILVER REFINERY

WHAT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
TO SELL THEIR GOLD
AND SILVER

WHERE AVON PARK
THE HOTEL JACARANDA
19 EAST MAIN STREET
DIRECTIONS: 863.453.221 I

WHERE LAKE PLACID
RAMADA
2165 US HWY 27 SOUTH
DIRECTIONS: 863.465.3133

WHEN FEBRUARY 14TH- 18TH
TUES-FRI 9AM-6PM
SATURDAY 9AM-4PM

INFORMATION 217.787.7767


Silver and Gold Coin Prices

Up During Poor Economy.


Collectors and
Enthusiasts in
Avon Park & Lake Placid with
$200,000 to
Purchase Yours!


By DAVID MORGAN
STAFF WRITER
Got Coin? It might be just the
time to cash ,n. This week. starting
Tuesday and continuing through
Saturday, the International Collectors
Association, in conjunction with the
Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery,
will be purchasing all types of silver
and gold coins direct from the public.
All types are welcome and the event
is free.
Collectors will be on hand to
identify and sort your coins. Then the
quality or grade will be detennined.
According to collectors I talked with,
the better the grade the more they
are worth. With the current silver
and gold markets, prices are up for
older coins too. Any coins minted in
1964 and before in the U.S. are 90%
silver, except nickels and pennies.
The coins worth is determined
by the rarity and the grade. Old silver
dollars are worth a great premium
right now. Even well worn and heavy
circulated ones are bringing good
premiums. Franklin and Kennedy
halves, Washington quarters and
Mercury and Roosevelt dimes are all
worth many times' their face value.
While older types like Seated Liberty,
Standing Liberties, and Barber coins
are worth even more.
Gold coins are really worth a
lot right now according to Brian
Eades bf the International Collectors
Association. "This country didn't
start minting coins until 1792," says
Eades. "Before that people would
trade goods using gold dust and
nuggets. Some shop keepers would
take more gold than needed to pay
for items purchased. There was no
uniform system of making change."


The government opened the
first mints and began distributing
the coins in 1792. By the beginning
of the 19th century, coins and paper
currency were wide spread and our
monetary system was here to stay. In
1933, Roosevelt required all banking
institutions to turn in all gold coins.
Once all banks turned in this
gold, the president raised the gold
standard from $20.00 per ounce to
S33.00 per ounce. This was his way
of stimulating the economy during
the great depression. However, gold
coins were never redistributed after
the recall. Not all gold coins were
turned in. Many folks during that
time didn't completely trust the
government and chose to keep their
gold.
These gold coins are sought after
by collectors today and bring many
times the face value. Any gold cdins
with the mint marks of CC, D or O
will bring nice premiums. Collectors
at the event will be glad to show you
where to look. Other types of coins
will also be purchase including:
foreign coins, Indian head cents, two
cent pieces, half dimes, three cent
pieces and buffalo nickels to name a
few.
Collectors warn people against
trying to clean their coins as
significant damage can be done and
the coins value lessened.


Items we will
accept include:

Scrap Jewelry
Dental Gold
Sterling Silverware
Sterling Silver Tea Sets
Silver Dollars
All CoinsDated 1964 &
tarler
Industrial Scrap
All forms of Platinum


"I'm glad I came in! I really need the money."
CLAUDIA MCDONALD says, who received 5825 for a gold coin minted in 1986..


Dozens cash in yesterday with ewelry,

railrad watches and guitars An estimated

$200,000 in Avon Park & Lake Placid!


By DAVID MORGAN
STAFF WRITER

The first days of the reclamation
drive in Avon Park & Lake Placid
will be a hit with those looking to sell
their gold and silver. Representatives
are on hand this week purchasing all
types ofunwanted and brokenjewelry.
An estimated 55 people left the event
with over S200 dollars from old class
rings, wedding bands, herringbones,
and gold teeth. Coins dated 1964 and
earlier were bringing big premiums
as well. Silver dollars, halves and
quarters arrived in large quantities.
Lots of gold coins were also brought
in. Rebecca Hughes walked away
with over $1200.00 after selling an
original $20 gold piece from 1888.

Items of Interest:
Vintage Guitars:
Martin, Gibson, Fender,
National, Rickenbacker,
Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos
and others
Pocket Watches:
Hamilton, Illinois, Waltham,
Patek Phillipe, Ball, I-oward,
South Bend, Elgin and others
Wrist watches: Omega,
Accutron, Longines,
Hamilton, Breitling and many
more
Old paper money: United
States, Confederate States,
Blanket Bills, $1000.00 bills
and more
Antique Toys: Trains, Tin
wind-ups, Mechanical Banks,
Robots, Pressed Steel trucks.
and many more
War Memorabilia: Swords,
Bayonets, Helmets, German,
Confederate, Union, USA, and
others
Local records reveal to
our research department that
recent vintage guitar sold
for $2400.00 and another for
$12,000.00 to a collector that
will be tied into the event this
week via live database feed.


On the other side of the room
were representatives from the Buyers
Association. They were purchasing
.all types of guitars, large currency
bills dated before 1923, military
items and pocket watches. One
watch was purchased by a collector
in Montana for $835 dollars. There
were piles of sterling silver items
like old(silverware sets and tea pots.
One gentleman rolled a cart in with 3
boxes full of silver coins. Company
officials reported spending over
$80,000 the first day of the event,
alone. Brian Eades with Ohio Valley
said, "We have had an overwhelming
turnout this first day and we expect
to get busier every day this week."
The event continues today and runs
through Saturday. The event is free
and the public is welcome.

Local Residents are

ready to cash in!

International antique buyers
in town this week and ready to
stimulate economy!


By DAVID MORGAN
STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of phone. calls
from local residents this week to
the corporate office of the Ohio
Valley Gold. and Silver Refinery
pour in inquiring about items to be
purchased all this week by the team
of antique buyers that is on site with
OVGSR.
The team of buyers this week
are purchasing a vast array of
vintage items (see left) along with
coins, gold jewelry, and sterling
silver items the refinery deals in. it
is a Local shot in the arm for our
economy. The spokesperson for the
event expects to spend in excess
of $200,000.00 this week at the.
The Hotel Jacaranda and Ramada
paying local residents on the spot.
The spokesperson for the company
explained that these collectors are
paying collector price for vintage
items. It's a great way for people to
get a great value for their items.

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Refinery representatives will be on
hand through Saturday to purchase
all gold, silver and platinum items,
as well as coins. Public welcome! 2-160


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