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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 50
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, November 15, 2012


70S
SPlus 5f Sales Tax


Fertilizer-Plant Final Hearing Thursday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Final local approval of the
proposed fertilizer plant in west
central Hardee County could
come tonight.



Illicit


Grower


Avoids


Prison
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A marijuana trafficker ex-
posed two years ago as seven
grow houses were raided in a
single week has been sentenced
in Hardee Circuit Court.
Manuel Guardarrama, 46, of
3764 E. Main St., Wauchula,
had been arrested on Sept. 14,
2010, as the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office headed a mas-
sive strike on suspected grow
houses. Joining in the incursion
were the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement and-the Wau-
chula Police Department.
Guardarrama was charged
with trafficking in 25 pounds of
more of marijuana, grand theft,
and maintaining a structure for
manufacturing or trafficking in
a controlled substance.
His bond was set at $31,500,
and he was released two days
later pending trail.
But in a recent hearing in
Hardee Circuit Court, Guard-
arrama change his not-guilty
plea in exchange for dismissal
of the third charge against him.
And, in keeping with the plea
agreement, he was sentenced to
seven years of supervised pro-
bation for the trafficking and
theft counts. .
Further, Circuit Judge
Marcus J. Ezelle assessed $520
See GROWER 2A


Guardarrama


BioNitrogen Corp. will seek
approval of a Major Special
Exception during the zoning
portion of the Hardee County
Commission meeting which
begins at 6 p.m. in its chambers
in Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula.
The company had a positive
start on Nov. I on its quest to
locate a urea fertilizer-produc-
ing plant off CR 6613A just north


of the Vandolah Road intersec-
tion.
In the Nov. 1 morning meet-
ing, the commission approved a
resolution acknowledging tax
exempt bonds of up to $150
million will be used in Hardee
County for the plant construc-
tion. The county does not issue
the bonds nor have liability for
them, which rests with Bio-
Nitrogen and the Florida De-
velopment Finance Corp. and


BB&T Capital Market in
Miami which is bond placement
agent.
In an evening meeting on
Nov. 1, the Hardee County
Planning & Zoning Board gave
unanimous approval to recom-
mending the BioNitrogen plant
project to the commission. The
Board, however, strongly insist-
ed that the record would reflect
its insistence that there be no
solid waste material (garbage)


TIME FLIES


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
City of Wauchula crews appeared to be early birds as they installed decorations along
the highway last week. Actually, the banners are new, purchased with Main Street
Wauchula Inc. and Community Redevelopment Agency funds, and will be permanent.
.. ... .... ..-f. _. ..._L ...A-- A


brought to the plant.
The first of seven conditions
for the Special Exception was
amended to read, "Biomass
materials shall be restricted to
residual agricultural and vege-
tative biomass solid waste. This
shall not include general solid
municipal waste."
Biomass is plants, trees and
clippings brought from Hardee
County and the immediately
adjacent areas and passed
through scrubbers to remove
any contaminants. The material
is then fed through a gasifica-
tion system., and comes out the
other end as nitrogen-rich urea
fertilizer, which will be sold to
distributors locally and nation-
ally.
At least 52 employees will
earn $38,000 a year in the plant


which will run 24-7, 345 days a
year. There may also be agree-
ments with local grovers, tree
surgeons, landscapers and oth-
ers to bring their materials to
the plant, adding to the jobs for
local employees.
An agreement with the Har-
dee County Industrial Develop-
ment Authority could provide
up to $2 million in funds to
build a railroad spur to connect
the plant to the CSX line run-
ning west of CR 663, enabling
the company to ship its product
to northern Florida, Georgia
and Alabama as well as truck it
locally to fertilizer producers in
Wauchula and Bowling Green.
Urea fertilizer can be used
directly by sprayer or in a time-
release product designed for
year-round crop nutrition.


County Manager


Evaluation Erupts


Objections Rise As Grady

Johnson Marks All Zeros


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The recent report on the
August annual evaluation of
county manager Lex Albritton
sparked the expected debate.
At the Nov. 1 meeting of the
Hardee County Commission,
county attorney Ken Evers pre-
sented a summary or compila-
tion of the grades given Albrit-
ton by, the five commissioners.
The average of the five com-
missioners on the 18 items
rated, varied from 6's to 7's,
with an 8 on technical knowl-
edge. The total is 119.
Evers said in the past he had
also presented an average of
comments if two or three com-
missioner comments were simi-
lar, but this year that was not the
case.
Commissioner Dale Johnson
was the first to object, saying
the evaluation of Commissioner
Grady Johnson was not valid
with all O's. "In my opinion,
everyone is worth something. I
think we should withdraw his
numbers. To use them is ille-
gal." (An average of the four
other commissioner grades
would be 141.
Commissioner Sue Birge
agreed. "Relying on my past
experience of 18 years in man-
agement, if I left an evaluation-
blank on an employee, I would


thing.
"It is a disservice to the citi-
zens of the county to leave
items blank," she said.
Commissioner Rick Knight
said he had a "different slant.
Mr. Johnson has the right to put
0 or 10, it's up to him, whether
we think it is ethical or not or
what the citizens think doesn't
matter. It could be an election
issue."
Chairman Minor Bryant
noted that the evaluation direc-
tions say to put from 1 to 10,
with 5 being good, 1 qnsatisfac-
tory and 10 outstanding.
Grady Johnson responded,
"In my world of public service,
any time boards are deliberately
lied to, I will not tolerate it, I
will not be misled. In March
2012, I met with the State At-
torney's Office and they were
satisfied with explanation of the
Resthaven hurricane money.
When I showed her other docu-
ments, her jaw dropped. Those
dollars (reported) are not in that
building. He has made every
effort to cover and hide it.
"The issue has been beat to
death, they have issued gag
orders on it, done everything to
silence legitimate review. I
don't care how good a job a per-
son does, if he engages in
deceitful acts. It doesn't matter
if he comes to work. His job


The call of the sandhill cranes, however, wilt reflect the seasons, as snown nere with have been fired. When someone performance is null and void.
WEATHEn starry lights being added to create a holiday display. The outdoor banners are expect- shows up for work, that's some- encourage citizens to ask quest
ed to last seven years, Main Street Executive Director Jessica Newman told city com- thing; when he converses with tions."
DATE H OW RN missioners Tuesday night. department heads, that's some- See MANAGER 3A
11/07 68 50 0.00
11/08 67 47 0.00
11/09 75 43 0.00
11/10 77 51 0.00

111i 8 0Free Household Haz-Waste Disposal Saturday
TOTAL Rainfall to 11113112 41.39
Same period last year-51.36 By JOAN SEAMAN tronics for Christmas? Instead Fellows, go out to the garage If you still have room, throw pose of these items.
Ten Year Average 52.81 Of The Herald-Advocate of dumping the old ones along and look for herbicides, pesti- in plastic bottles, aluminum, Businesses that generate le
Source unIv. ofFla.ona Research ceMer It's nearly holiday time and the roadside where chemicals cides and insecticides. Maybe cardboard, metal and glass for than 220 pounds of hazardol


INDEX
Classifieds..................... 6B
Community Calendar....5A
Courthouse Report.......8C
Crime Blotter................. 8C
Hardee Living................2B
Information Roundup...3A
Obituaries...................... 4A



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time to clear out to prepare for
the exciting days ahead.
What better way than to col-
lect any hazardous materials
and take them to the Hardee
County Landfill on Saturday
morning.
The quarterly Hazardous
Waste Day will be from 8 a.m.
until noon. at the landfill at 685
Airport Road. Follow East
Main Street for about two
miles. turn north on Airport
Road, and follow until the pave-
ment ends. where there is a left
turn into the landfill.
Getting your kids new clec-


can leach into the groundwater,
collect that old TV, stereo, cell
phone. I-Pod or computer and
take them to the landfill's spe-
cial collection time.
With all the holiday cooking
time coming up, clear out the
closets and cabinets, even the
refrigerator of chemicals of all
kinds, spray cans or aerosols,
boxes and bottles, bleach or
cleansers, cornstarch or baking
soda.
Look in the bedrooms or
baths for old facial cleansers.
nail polish, hair sprays, lipsticks
and any other such items.


there's old oil cans, paint cans
and wood stains, preservatives
and turpentine, hobby materials
of all kinds.
See if it's time to change your
light bulbs or update to fluores-
cents. Pack the old ones along
for the trip to the landfill.
All of the items noted above
should not be put in with the
regular garbage when they can
end up in the landfill and con-
taminate the leachwater.
If you have room left in your
vehicle, stop by and pick up
whatever your elderly neighbor
has been wanting to dispose of.


recycling. They'll take old car
batteries and petroleum prod-
ucts and sort them between
recyclables and hazardous
waste.
Households can each dispose
of up to 60 pounds of hazardous
waste free. There will be people
from EQ of Florida and landfill
on staff to help you unload.
Hazardous waste and recy-
clables do not include gas cylin-
ders, ammunition or explosives,
radioactive waste, or biohaz-
ardous or infectious waste.
There's other, safer ways to dis-


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US


waste per month are allowed to
bring their waste products to the
collection site Saturday, but will
have to pay current contract
prices for disposal.
Those businesses which gen-
erate more than 220 pounds but
less than 2,200 pounds per
month should not bring their
waste on Saturday, but may call
for pick-up at their place of
business, again at usual contract
prices.
For more information on
what is acceptable or not, call
the landfill at 773-5089.


Advice With

Biblical Focus

... Column 10B


Bluegrass Will

Grow At FNL!

... Story 3A


Report Your

Trophy Catch

... Column 11C








2A The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2012


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


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


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1 I I


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Gasoline prices on Tuesday in Hardee County were about
$3.28 a gallon for regular unleaded.

Hardee High finished its 2012 football season with a 3-7
record in head coach Buddy Martin's third year.
The regular season records in his first two seasons were 3-7
and 8-2. The playoff record was 1-2 the first two seasons.

Former county commissioner John Roy Gough believes eco-
nomic development (IDA) needs to be brought back under the
county commission which would mean records would be handled
by the clerk of court.
He also believes the county needs better recreation and better
schools.
"Growth can't start until we have better schools and recre-
ation. More parents need to be involved in the school system. We
have only built four ball fields since 1986 when George Heine Jr.
died."
Gough said good churches are important and that the county
has that.
He said the inner roads leading to the football stadium need to
be repaved.

The weather has been dry and relatively warm lately in the
county.

On Nov. 6 Colon Lambert and Mike Thompson were elected
to the County Commission. Appointed incumbent Rick Knight was
elected to a four-year term to the County Commission.
Superintendent of Schools David Durastanti was re-elected to a
second four-year term. All are Republicans.






Week Ending: November 11, 2012
Weather Summary: Temperatures averaged three to seven
degrees below normal recorded at major cities and virtually no rain
fell across the Sunshine State. Minimum temperatures ranged from
33 degrees in Putnam Hall to 54 degrees in Fort Lauderdale.
Maximum temperatures ranged from 75 degrees in Jay to 83
degrees in Homestead. One percent of Florida was abnormally dry,
especially along the northern area of the State according to the U.S.
Drought Monitor. The Florida Automated Weather Network
(FAWN) reported minimal amounts of rain throughout the State;
with Ona reporting the most with 0.5 of an inch of rain.

Field Crops: Peanut harvest was 98 percent complete. Cotton
picking was underway; cool, damp mornings limited the number of
hours to harvest each day. Sugarcane harvest and planting was in
full swing. Rice harvest was finished. Some farmers were getting
fields ready to plant wheat in Jackson County. In Jefferson County,
moisture was insufficient to continue planting wheat and winter
forages.

Fruits & Vegetables: In Palm Beach County, early planted
winter vegetables were nearing harvest. The vegetable crop in St.
Lucie County was progressing well. Tomato harvest continued in
Gadsden County.

Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the condition of pasture
decreased from the previous week with most in fair condition. The
first limiting factor of the pasture condition was flooding, followed
by seasonal decline, light frost, and drought. The cattle condition
was very poor to excellent, with most in fair condition. Fall calv-
ing was in progress. In the Panhandle, the pasture condition was
very poor to excellent with most in fair to good condition. Drought
limited the pasture condition. Planting of winter forage continued
where soil moisture was adequate. In Jefferson County, winter
grazing already planted was hampered by drought conditions. Dry
weather inhibited pasture growth and winter grazing establishment.
The cattle condition was very poor to excellent with most in good
condition. In Washington County, pastures had declined signifi-
cantly with frost making it necessary to start feeding hay and pro-
tein. In the northern area, the pasture condition was fair to excel-
lent with most in good condition. Small grain winter forage plant-
ing continued. The cattle were in poor to excellent condition with
most in good condition. In the central area, the pasture condition
was mostly fair with some very poor and some excellent. Most cat-
tle, were in fair condition. In the southwest area, the pasture was in
poor to excellent, with most in fair condition. In Brevard County,
forage growth slowed by cooler temperatures and shorter daylight.
Winter forages were being planted. The condition of the cattle var-
ied from poor to excellent with most in good condition. Most
calves have been weaned. Calving had begun.

Citrus: Daily high temperatures were in the upper 70s to the
lower 80s across the citrus region. Seventeen of the 24 FAWN sta-
tions in the citrus growing region recorded,measurable precipita-
tion, with Ona receiving the most at 9.51 of an inch. The citrus
region remained entirely drought free, per the U.S. Drought
Monitor, last updated November 6, 2012.


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
H.adee Counr,
6 months -$21; I yr.-$39; 2yrs.- ?.5
Flonda
6months- $25. 5 rT *46;2 r sf87
Oul .-)f Stale
6 monr(ji. 20 1 Ir 52; : $IC)


in fines and court costs, $500
for the cost of prosecution,
$500 in investigative expenses,
$100 for FDLE costs, and $84
in probation fees.
The marijuana grow houses
raided in September 2010 were
located at 3764 E. Main St.,
Wauchula; 5198 Deer Run,
Zolfo Springs; 2130 Parnell
Road, Zolfo Springs; 5930 Tom
Bryan Road, Zolfo Springs;
4011 Sunset Dr., Zolfo Springs;
2937 Clifton Bryan Road, Zolfo
Springs; and 1052 Airport
Road, Wauchula.
Authorities estimated the
clandestine operations amount-
ed to $5 million annually.
The homes, scattered
throughout the county, were
neatly maintained on the out-
side, and were occupied by at
least one individual or by fami-
lies all had connections to
Miami or the Hialeah area,
sheriff's Maj. Randy Dey said.
The houses contained elabo-
rate lighting, air conditioning
and ventilation systems, he
added, with much of the elec-
tricity stolen from local power
companies.
In fact, he said, five of the
houses appeared to be "set up
by the same electrician," Dey
described in explaining why
five of the grow operations
were raided in a single day.


Kayleigh Harris
Reginold Hudson
Kevin Mares
Valeria Mier
Caleb Nadaskay
Shawn Rimes
Caroline Sharp


KINDERGARTEN
Jose Arana-Arzate
Alizae Bias
Jorren Bryan
Will Cornell
Jaci Hall
Eli Hayes
Akis Hill
Oscar Lamboy
Sam Palmer
Gabriel Salgado-
Alvarez
Janeze St. Fort
Alize Sullivan
Adrian Vargas-Molina
Natalie Auaujo-
Gonzalez
Hagen Bryan
Chloe Burnett
Chris Cook
Angel Gerrera
William Reynolds
Ava Roberts
Angelina Rodriguez
Zuleima Sierra
Micah Thompson
Weston Trott
Lennox Ullrich
Dorian Alvarado
Shaun Cherry
Aaron Desantiago
Karen Diego
Jacqueline Flores
Juslin Griffin
Elida Lagunas-Vargas
Yaretzi Martinez
Emily Miranda
Bryan Myrick
Jorge Ramirez
Reyna Ramirez
Jeralth Ramos-Palacios
Shawn Strickland
Carrie Taylor
Elizabeth Arana
Madison Braddock
Kayl Caraway
Leland Carmona
Macayla Gillispie
Austin Navarro
Joyceline Navarro
Angela Oliva
Dezmen Villafuerte
Bronson Baughman
Aliah Maldonado
Keyani Taylor
Adrianna Urbina
Aaliyah Bruno-Perez
Aubree Carnley
Caden Chance
Jaden Francis
Gabriela
Angel Patino
Obeth Rangel
Natalie Rivera
Gael Velazquez
Liliana Arana-Sierra
Valarie Deleon
Wyatt Driskell
Maria Espinoza-Ramos
Christopher Ford
Justine Garza
Regina Hudson
Lily Lambert
Yadhira Miranda-
Cortez
Luis Ramirez
Hannah Rickett
Carmelo Ruiz-Cardosa
Nicholas White
Ashton Bass
Dade Birch
Laina Canary
Julian Desantiago
Addi Duncan


FIRST GRADE
Maria Antunez
Jeremiah Cabrera
Antonio Cruz
Joale Jefferson
Stevie Schontag
Christopher Selph
Seela Albritton
Mia Cabrera
Summer Cartwright
Brianna Contreras
Kody Giles
Jonathan Guardiola
Anna Marie Guzman
Kadence Harris
Hector Perez
Ivan Ponce
Rieken Rickett
Lexi Waters
Damian Aleman
Jaydah Carlton
Derrick Ellis
Gisele Garcia
Jayce Garner
Aimee Jimenez
Jaymee Lang
Yahir Lopez
Jordan Martinez
Adrian Martinez-
Alvarez
William Miramontes
Daniela Molina-
Martinez
Charlotte Smehyl
Christopher Stewart
Angel Garcia
Josylynn Hayes
Zephanniah Lopez
Tony Will Rodriguez
Britney Thompson
Claudia Bautista-
Sanchez
Julianna Borjas
Lucerito Chavez
Alexandra Herrera
Ruben Longoria
Rey Mier
Eduardo Miranda-
Cortez
Christop.her Rice -
Luke Roberts .,,,
Mackenzie Thompson
Dustin Albritton
Mia Camilo-Taylor
Mason Carlton
Zachary Carlton
Isaiah Clark
Gavin Evers
Lisa Fimbres
Madison Hilliard
B.J. Johnson
Kellon Lindsey
Savannah McCall
Carson MontsDeOca
Ben Rewis
Casen Smith
Bailey Tinsley
Mady Tyson
Cameron White
Savannah Wilson
Shalayia Burns

SECOND GRADE
Lacee Ayers
Andrew Bergens
Taijaeous Blandin


ROWERI
Continued From 1A
"Once we did one, we had
do the other ones we we
aware of, because we felt the
were all related and we didr
want the others to get the wor


to shut down, pack up and leave."
re In all, about 500 plants were
ey uprooted, ending well over $1
n't million in revenue per quarter
rd, for the illicit growers.


One important key to success is self-confidence. An
important key to self-confidence is preparation.

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which
confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.


Martin Cardoza Sean Souther
Liliana Castillo Cason Gough
Herrada Jackson Hancock
Briana Navarro Kassandra Jimenez
Tyme Rimes Maria Moreno
Natalia Sanchez Haven Rimes
Alberto Sierra Marissa Valdez
Miah Velazquez Ashlyn Willis
Joshua Block
R.J. Cabrera FOURTH GRADE
Elijah Duncan Kiara Coronado
Callie Eisenhauer Emma McGuckin
Chris Hansen Leimy Moreno
Corey Hill Logan Nihart
Myia Lamy Alyssa Perez
Hannah Poucher Madi White
Flor Ruiz Caleb Block
Emmie Alexy Jace Bryan
Drew Beattie Abby Duke
Dean Clark Kayla Flash
Savy Conerly Karson Goodwyn
Alvaro DeSantiago Haven Gray
Abby Ellis Morgan Hellein
Madi Hall Cole Hines
Taylor Hays Tyler Jackson
Nathan Hughes Riley Justiss
Trey Jackson Eboni Lamy
Boone Pazzaglia Cheyanne Longoria
Elias Rivera-Orford Vicky Lopez
Wyatt Rowland Christian Montanez
Maddie Jane Schraeder Cali Nguyen
Gavin Sharp Michelle Patterson
Estrella Torres Monika Poucher
Billy Willis Alma Sanchez-Reyes
Emilee Worden Owen Schraeder
Esther Avalos Lucy Stone
Soriah Gutierfez Carson Terrell
Alyssa Mendez Lindsey Garner
Kimberly Reas Tyler Hooten
Zamarion Albritton Ellie Juarez
Amy Fimbres Andy Medina
Roman Hubbell Melanie Perez
Jinntina Roberts Ruben Perez
Leah Judah Riana Sutton
Mikayla Metayer Da'Myah Carlton
Roza Poucher Zoey Johnson
Jeremiah Vo Brittany Lopez-Perez
Jalacio Zamora Star Parker
Diana Jaimes Shaylee Ragan
Marlen Rosas Sailor Ullrich
Salud Villafuerte-Herre
FIFTH GRADE
THIRD GRADE Taleia Moreno
Samantha Castillo- Laura Pelez-Ordehi
Herrada Hallie Poucher
Sierra Helvey Trenton Roberson
Treasure Camel Gage Gough
Dedtk'Caftito-Taylor.. Michael-Narciso
Di'nidl,antu Tony Guerrero
Brin Conerly Brandon Rimes
Faith Davis Mariela Badillo
Baileigh Herrera Hannah Brown
Carlie Knight Jonathan Carnley
Andrew Lee Javier Chavez-
Hunter Poucher Chaidez
Sylvia Preston Griffin Clark
Serena Thompson Dylan Davis
Macy Tyson Billy Diakomihalis
Gabriela Arana Jack Driskell
Abby Burnett Jacob Henderson
Samuel Calvillo Kein Knight
Amber Harrison Jessica Kunkel
Crystal Richardson Quintin Lindsey
Ariana Sanchez Madi McGee
Addyson Smith Hugh Pate
Marcos Aguilar- Adam Pazzaglia
Velasco Adriana Perez
Gabriela Jose-Perez Hunter Presley
Jessica Patino Weston Roberts
Alyson Schultz Weston Schraeder
Jaime Villa Enrique Velazquez
Manuelita Guzman Taylor Watkins
Adrianna Mier
Joharia Ortiz-Diaz


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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

Will Close At Noon On

Wednesday, Nov. 21, for the


Thanksgiving Holiday


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Morning


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Get Dinner
For Life
Tickets are available now
for the Relay For Life of Zolfo
Springs team. Barbecue
Pulled Pork dinner fundrais-
er. Cost is $7 and includes
coleslaw, barbecued beans
and drink.
Pick-up date is Dec. 7 from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Town
Hall off U.S. 17 South in
Zolfo Springs. Tickets can be
purchased at the town's utili-
ties department or by calling
863-734-0405. They can
also be obtained from Trayce
Daniels at the newspaper
office or by calling 832-1197

Seniors Served
Special Dinner
People 60 or older are
invited to the Nu-Hope Elder
Care Services Thanksgiving
Dinner, which will be held
this Friday, Nov. 16 at 11:30
a.m.
Reservations are neces-
sary. Call 773-2022. The din-
ner will be at the Catheryn
McDonald Senior Center,
210 N. Eighth Ave., Wau-
chula.





Basic Law

Enforcement

Class Set
South Florida State College's
Public Service Academy is
offering a basic law enforce-
ment course beginning Jan. 28.
The 770 contact-hour course
will meet Mondays-Fridays
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 1 p.m.
to 10 p.m., including some
Saturday and Sundays, at the
Public Service Academy on the
Highlands Campus in Avon
Park.
This course is required to
become a state of Florida certi-
fied law enforcement officer.
"Law enforcement officers
are jacks of all trades," said
Richard Morey, coordinator of
Law Enforcement Officer
Training. "The course covers a
variety -of topics including
weapons training, driving, First
Aid, defensive tactics, and
crime-scene investigation to
help students build a .strong
foundation toward a lifelong
and lasting career in law
enforcement."
Enrollment is limited and
application packets can be
picked up by appointment only.
For more information or to reg-
ister, contact Morey at (863)
784-7285.



YOUR

BUSINESS

COULD

APPEAR

HERE


TOO!!
Contact
Nancy Davis,
Kim Reas or
Trace Daniels
At

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November 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Banjo pickin', mandolin
strummin' and fiddle playing'
will be the highlighted activities
Friday on Main Street in down-
town Wauchu'la.
Main Street Wauchula Inc.
invites everyone to join in on the
"Bluegrass Jubilee" theme for
this month's Friday Night Live
event starting at 6 p.m.
Come and walk along Main
Street as the sound of Genera-
tions Band fills the area!
Historic downtown Wauchula
embodies "small-town Amer-
ica," and its business owners
know how to have fun and love
to visit with their shoppers. The


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Knight asked for a response
from the county manager. Al-
britton said he had gone back
and listened to the tapes. "You
can go back and listen."
,Albritton held up a hefty
loose leaf binder of every trans-
action. "Mr. (Henry) Kuhlman,
Mr. (Frank) Kirkland and Mr.
Grady Johnson all have copies
of this and may have an opinion
about it. They cannot find and
cite a law violation. It has been
journalized in the 2004/05 audit
and the preparation of revenue
and expenses where the insur-
ance adjuster chose Serv Pro to
do the work at Resthaven and
paid the company directly, a
procedure common in the insur-
ance industry.
"You can make up every-
thing, can question my integri-
ty," said Albritton, who was
interrupted by Grady Johnson.
Bryant put his hands up to stop
the back and forth between Al-
britton and Johnson, but Grady
Johnson continued "It's not
about law, but procedure. I
intend to get to the bottom of
this and will talk to the State's
Attorney and Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement. I'd
love to see a Grand Jury. (It has
been confirmed that there is an
FDLE 'inquiry' ongoing, but it
has not reached the level of an
investigation, nor involved the
State Attorney's Office).
After citizen comments by
Kirkland and Kuhlman, Alma
Albritton came to the podium
and challenged Grady Johnson
on how many timeshe he had dis-
cussed his concerns with the
county manger.
Johnson said he met three
times with Albritton since he
became a commissioner and
"each time I was given a song-
and-dance and treated as if I
was subordinate to him, when
as a sitting commissioner it is
otherwise. I will not be treated
that way. I will do my statutory
authority and he can maintain
his level all he wants."
After more back-and-forth,
Alma Albritton took her seat.
Horst Witschonke said, "I
may have come in late and
missed something. Let me
remind you Tuesday is election
day. Can't we all just get along.
Wait until Tuesday and let's
take time out to pray for our
soldiers. America is the best
country in -the world, 'it's not
individuals. Let God help us."
Resident Rafaat Zakhary was
last to speak, "I would like to
make one small suggestion. The
commissioners are elected by
the people to serve the people.
We should just listen. There's
too much (comment on) gov-
ernment."
Following is a report of each
commissioner's rating and
comments.

RICK KNIGHT
Knight gave Albritton the
highest overall score of 164
points, one 8, 14 9's and three
10's. The top marks, on the
scale of 1 to 10 were in accessi-
bility to commissioners, timeli-
ness in responding to requests
for information and assisting


the commission in understand-
ing policy within the ultimate
authority of the commission.
The 8 was in ability to make
sound and proper decisions by
drawing on expertise with min-
imal negative effects on com-
mission and staff relations.
The performance objectives
were summed up, "Be the best
county manager you can be.
Keep on doing like you have
been' doing." Under accom-
plishments, the comment is
"willingness to go the extra
mile." Under areas needing
improvement, the comment is
"discipline of employees could
be stricter." Knight encourages
Albritton to continue with
whatever training and develop-
ment is available.


SUE BIRGE
Birge rated Albritton with 7's,
and 8's for a total of 136 points.
A comment at the end of the
Professional Skills section
notes, "The knowledge and
understanding that Lex has for
county business is well rounded
and a definite asset to commis-
sioners, especially new com-
missioners coming into the
arena."
Under Interactive Skills, the
comment is "I have addressed a
few things in final comments as
to seeking a little more direc-
tion from commissioners with
department heads."
Under Administrative Skills,
she says, "In the last year, I
have interacted with staff and
have heard no real issues com-
ing from employees working
directly under Lex. My only
issue is addressed in final com-
ments."
She sums up, "I feel it is nec-
essary to address that I thought
it should have been handled dif-
ferently with the way in which
Mr. Albritton managed the
staffing situation with the Fire
and Rescue department/Emer-
gency Management. While I
recognize the County Man-
ager's role and responsibilities
as they relate to personnel mat-
ter, I believe that given the pub-
lic awareness of the issues in-
volving these two departments,
the commissioners should have
been consulted on a one-on-one
basis to discuss options avail-
able for replacements, but also
follow the usual procedures of
customary advertising and
acceptance of applications.
"While the outcomes may
very well have been the same
recommendations, it would
have been an opportunity.for us
to have demonstrated true col-
laboration between the commis-
sioners and management (coun-
ty manager) on the very impor-
tant decision of department
heads. The public had a right to
expect that we, the
Commission, would take an
active role in these decisions
given the awareness that the sit-
uation generated in our small
community. I hope in the future
we will seek collaboration
rather than drawing distinctive
lines of authority. The best in-
terest of the employees "'and the


public is what is important with
active involvement from the
commissioners in regard to
Department Heads," said
Birge.
She concludes, "My overall
evaluation of our County
Manger is 'good.' His commit-
ment and passion for his job
reflects his passion for Hardee
County. Given some of the
challenges we have all faced in
the past year, Mr. Albritton has
not only maintained control
over his body language and
emotions, but I feel he has actu-
ally improved from my last
year's evaluation. I personally
have received no recent com-
plaints regarding his profes-
sionalism with employees and
the public. Serving in the sec-
ond year of my first term of
office, I have been pleased with
the positive interaction and co-
operation I have received from
Mr. Albritton."

MINOR BRYANT,
Chairman
Bryant's ratings are mostly
8's and 7's with a 6 in interper-
sonal relationships, and a total
of 132 points. There are no sec-
tional or overall comments.

DALE JOHNSON
This evaluation is a combina-
tion of 9's, 8's and 7's for a total
of 133 points. The highest num-
bers, all 9's, are in the area of
Performance-Based Compe-
tencies, relationship with the
commission.
Comments are In my opin-
ion, the practice of not allowing
manager's input has impeded
the forward movement of coun-
ty business."
Performance objectives are
"to increase the employee's
ability to maintain a correct bal-
ance between tact and firmness;
to try to determine what the
employee is expected to do,
determine a clear outcome; to
increase performances under
pressure and heavy work load
and criticism; and training by
professional personnel."
Under Accomplishments and
Contributions, comments are
"'delegates authority well; mon-
itors progress and results well;
looks everywhere for answers
to problems; can organize and
plan well; and impressive
knowledge. and recall of gov,-:
ernment regulations and laws.".
Major strengths are: "knowl-
edge of job and what has to be
done; looks for opportunities to
improve county at reduced cost;
and notices problems and looks
for solutions." Needing Im-
provement is "needs to work on
communicating with citizens on
an elementary basis." And, last-
ly, "he should be allowed to
attend government workshops."

GRADY JOHNSON
The evaluation lists all O's for
all 18 items listed. Comments
refer to "see attached." And a
letter attached concludes with


restaurants are filled with flavor
and family chatter. All of the
fun of Main Street is intensified
during a Friday Night Live.
Stores will be open late so
that everyone can enjoy the
Bluegrass Jubilee while getting
in some Christmas shopping.
Vendors will line Main Street in
between the bluegrass bands.
This November evening will
be enjoyable for the entire fam-
ily. The fun will run from 6 to 9
p.m.
November's Friday Night
Live is sponsored by First Na-
tional Bank of Wauchula.


In old Germany it was believed, a magical being with a
white dress, large feet and an iron nose gently rocks cry-
ing infants to sleep when no one else will.


NOTICE OF
HARDEE COUNTY

On Monday, November 26, 2012, the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
and the Planning and Zoning Board will participate in a
tour of CF Industries, Inc. mining and reclamation
operations.

The participants will meet in the
Hardee County Commission Chambers,
412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula at 8:30
A.M.

For more information please call (863) 773-0136
11:15c


"the lack of accountability,
transpal icy and truthfulness
has al' ed Mr. Albritton to
operate at will utilizing conduct
that has no place in public serv-
ice. Action plan is Mr. Lex
Albritton's immediate termina-
tion. "
The overview begins, "Mr.
Lex Albritton's overall job per-
formance is still consistent with
my 2011 evaluation that clearly
shows a lack of integrity and
ethical standards that is re-


quired in professional public
service. Mr. Albritton has main-
tained a job performance that
shows total disregard for
accountability and transparency
that legitimate ethical behavior
would demand.
"In that (2011) review, ac-
tions taken by Mr. Albritton to
take advantage of broken inter-
nal controls has demonstrated
that he performs his job with
isolation, dishonesty, untruth-
fulness, deceitfulness and self-


service which has caused un-
necessary discord. It is very
clear to me that Mr. Albritton
has ignored the fact that he is an
employee with an ethical re-
sponsibility that requires behav-
ior that is within policy and
statutory law."
The comments go on to cite
at length examples which have
been repetitive over the past
two years on payments for hur-
ricane repairs at Resthaven and
the Agri-Civic Center.


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Heartland Chorale

Presents the 9th Annual



Treasures /f 6/ristmas


The Best of the music of Christmas featuring


100 Heartland Vocalists accompanied by


45 Imperial Syfphony Orchestra Instrumentalists


Sherry Milr, Dir./Conductor


Jceddine Crewv, Pianist


With Special Guest


The Moppets

Kcrmie, Gizzie Misl


Friday, December 7th, 2012

7:00 P.M.

First Baptist Church, Wauchula, 1570 West Main Street

Tickets are $15.00 each

Available at Wauchula State Bank, Cat's on Main,

Cooper's Flowers, 18st National Bank, 1st State Bank Arcadia,

Wauchula State Bank, Sebring

Tickets also available at www.theheartlandchorale.org

For more information (863) 767-6130
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FNL Promises


Pickin' & Grinnin'


Hardee County Chamber of Commerce

SfsAnnual Christmas Parade

S, fSaturday, December 1, 2012
of reeso
f 6:00 pmn.

Downtown Wauchula

PARADE GUIDELINES
$25.00 Entry Fee. At least two walkers are required beside each float.
Entries must pertain to the holiday and/or theme, "A Festival of Must be 16 years old to operate any motorized vehicle
Trees". No bull whips are permitted.
Because this is an evening parade, LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED on For the safety of children, candy or other items maynnt be thrown
all floats or pulled units. from any vehicle, but should be handed out by people walking in
No Santas. Only helpers are allowed, the parade.
No walking vendors along parade route. Stationary vendors Please have at least I adult assigned to every 20 children. Children
allowed on 7th Avenue upon approval from the event must be accompanied at all times.
coordinator. Mandatory vendor application available at Field will be available from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. for set up. All
Chamber Office. participants are required to be in position no later than 4:30p.m.
Entries with animals must provide their own clean up during line Immediately following the parade, participants must have a
up and along the parade route. For the safety of the spectators, all representative at the judging stand for award presentations.
animals must be accompanied by a walking chaperone. Registration deadline is Friday,November 16th.
No alcohol or tobacco are allowed. In the event of severe weather, the parade will be rescheduled for
Banner and flash lights are required to precede float. Saturday, December 8th.


Please print. Only completed forms will be accepted. Check all that apply.

Entry Type: a Float a Vehicles a Marching Unit uOther

Category:i Commercial o Non Commercial

Accompanied by Music? Yes No If yes, please specify:

Accurate and clear description of entry (To be read by the emcees)


Business or Organization:
Contact Person: PhoneNumber:
Address: City & Zip:

All entry forms and registration fees must be received by Friday, November 16th to:
P.O. Box 683 Wauchula, Florida 33873
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VICTOR JOHN
GARZA JR.
Victor John Garza Jr., 41,
of Zolfo Springs, died on
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at
Florida Hospital Sebring.
Born on April 1, 1971, in
West Palm Beach, he came to
Hardee County from Bunnell
four years ago.
He was preceded in death
by his granddaughter Denise
Garza.
Survivors include his wife,
Kimberly Garza of Zolfo
Springs; father Victor Garza
of West Palm Beach; mother
and step-father Betty Jean
Lawson and David Lawson
Sr. of West Palm Beach; one
son, Christopher John Garza
Sr. of Fort Lauderdale; two
daughters, Crystal Lee Garza
of Hudson and Ashley Jean
Garza of Fort Lauderdale; one
brother, David Leslie Lawson
Jr. of West Palm Beach; one
sister, Tammy Jane Hunt of
Jefferson City, Tenn.; three
grandchildren, Berry Sanders,
Christopher John Garza Jr.,
and Jayden VanBuren; and
several nieces, nephews, and
extended family members.
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WILLIE "RUTH"
HODGES JORDAN-
Willie "Ruth" Hodges
Jordan, 90, formerly of Wau-
chula, passed away on Sat-
urday, Nov: 10, 2012, at The
Oaks of Avon.
She was born on June 17,
1922, in the small town of
Macon, Ga. Ruth was a mem-
ber of New Hope Baptist
Church and enjoyed cooking
for her family.
She was preceded in death
by her parents Leonard and
Emma Irene Moore Hodges;
her sisters Lillie Hodges and
Dorothy Hodges; her beloved
husband Leon Jordan; and her
great-grandson Hunter Wyatt
Abbott.
Ruth is survived by her
daughter, Ann Jordan Money
and husband Larry; four
grandchildren, Bethany Ann
Barnett, and Josh Caudill,
Cassidy Breann Abbott and
husband Will, Lydia Ruth
Jernigan, and Cameron Riley
Eason; as well as two great-
grandchildren, Mason Jon
Caudill and Madilynn Joann
Caudill.
Visitation was -held from
10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 14, 2012, in the Chapel
of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funer-
al Home, 404 W. Palmetto
Street in Wauchula.
Services followed the visi-
tation at 10:30 a.m. with
Pastor Chris Bishop of the
New Hope Baptist Church
officiating. Burial followed in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
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LYNN W. MORRIS
Lynn W. Morris., 63. of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday.
Nov. 6, 2012, at her home.
Bom Aug. 1, 1949, at Val-
paraiso, Ind., she came to
Wauchula from Blue Ridge,
Ga., two years ago.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Claude E. Morris Jr. of
Wauchula; two sons, Gene
Leynes and Joe Thompson,
both of Chicago; and one sis-
ter, Emily Huffman of Val-
paraiso, Ind.
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GUILLERMO
ALVARADO
Guillermo Alvarado, 67, of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday,
Nov. 6, 2012, at Florida
Hospital, Wauchula.
Born on June 25, 1945, in
Saginaw, Mich., he was a
Hardee County resident for
most of his life, coming from
Texas. He was a laborer in cit-
.mTwro'e, anda.Catholic.
' rvivo include four
sons, tacilio, Guillermo Jr. of
Bowling Green, Nicholas and
Thomas of Wauchula; daugh-
ter, Teresa Alvarado of Lake-
land; five brothers, Alejandro
of Wauchula, Moncie of Bow-
ling Green, Domingo of Har-
lingen, Texas, and Valentine
and Natolio, both of Texas;
and 22 grandchildren.
Visitation was Thursday,
Nov. 8, 2012, at Robarts
Garden Chapel from 2 to 3
p.m., with funeral services at
3 p.m. with Pastor Wendell G.
Smith officiating. Interment
followed at the First Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs
Cemetery.
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GRAHAM
The memorial services for
Thomas Wayne Graham, for-
mer resident of Wauchula, will
be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov.
24, 2012, at Covenant Pres-
byterian Church, 2439 Mc-
Gregor Blvd, Fort Myers.
He is survived by his wife,
Dorothy Graham; two daugh-
ters Janet E. Graham and
Katherine E. Koller; and two
grandsons, Ashton Graham
Dahms and Jayden Scott Koller.
Friends and family members
are invited to the memorial. For
those unable to attend, condo-
lences may be sent to Dorothy
Graham, 1230 Braman Ave.,
Fort Myers, FL 33901.


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ANNIE MAE PERRY
Annic Mac Perry. 89, of
WVichula. died on Tuesday,
Nov. 13. 2012. at Hardee
Manor Care Center.
Born on Jan. 31. 1923. in
Sevier County. Tenn.. she
lived in Hardee County most
of her life. She was a home-
maker and member of Oak
Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death
by her husband Charles Perry:
and son. Roy Collier Sr.
Survivors include one son,
Edgar W. Perry and wife
Debbie of Ona; five grand-
children. Roy Collier Jr.,
Tiffany Collier. Dawyna
Alamia and husband Mike,
James Andrews, and William
Perry and wife LaDonna; and
seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation is Friday, Nov.
16, 2012, from 9 to 10 a.m. at
Oak Grove Baptist Church,
with services at 10 a.m. with
the Rev. Jim Davis and Duck
Smith officiating. Interment
follows at Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
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SUE ELLEN
JOHNSTON
Sue Ellen Johnston. 61, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Sun-
day, Nov. 11, 2012, at home.
Born Sept. 29, 1951. in
Jacksonville, she came to
Hardee County from Dade
City 43 years ago. She was a
laborer in a nursery.
Survivors include one son.
James Wesley Johnston and
wife Kimberly of Port
Charlotte: one daughter,
Glenda Alejos and husband
Jose of South Carolina: two
brothers, Danny Ammons of
Jacksonville and Robbie
Ammons of Tennessee: one
sister, Pat Mosser of Plant
City; and six grandchildren,
Dakota, Madison, Jordon and
Dominic Johnston, and Maria
and Elias Alejos.
Memorial services are on
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. at 2
p.m. at Lake Dale Baptist
Church with the Rev. Albert
Blum officiating.
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I would like to welcome
everyone back to Crystal Lake
for another season. The park is
still a little bare, but I am sure
now that the election is over we
will see more residents return.
From the e-mails I received
over the summer, everyone had
a great summer with the excep-
tion of those that had knee
replacements. It seems half the
park had this done.
Now it is time to get in-
volved in all our activities.
Shuffling and golf have already
started. Crafts will start Nov. 19
and everyone is welcome to
come and participate. Water
aerobics have started and all the
card games are in progress.
BINGO
On the second bingo of the
season, Dee Oisten won the
large jackpot, Betty Brummer
won the small jackpot and
Carol Lawrence won the special
jackpot'.
SATURDAY DANCES
The first dance of the season
is our Welcome Back Dance on
Nov. 24 with Steve Baker. We
hope everyone can make it and
start our dance season off with a
good turnout.


KOFFIEE KLATCH
Don Plumley led the prayer
on Nov. 7, Richard Griffith led
the U.S. Pledge and I led the
Canadian Pledge. The 50/50
winners were Kay Rushton, Lot
79, and Linda and Harold
Lockett.
This morning we celebrated
Veterans Day. The program
was led by Joe Bennitt, Frank
Roy and Jerry Lauer. As each
veteran's name was called, they
were to go to the front of the
hall. When a deceased veteran's
name was called, a black bal-
loon was given to the spouse or
to one of the other veterans.
Nancy Morrison sang "If
Tomorrow Never Comes" and
Barb Kramer led the Canadians
in attendance in singing "0
Canada."
We then went outside to the
parking lot where two Hardee
High School band members
played "Taps" and all the black
balloons were released. Nancy
Morrison led everyone in
singing "God Bless America."
It was a very good ceremony
and a lot of people have com-
mented on how good it was.
Great job, Joe, Frank and Jerry.


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American Legion Observed Veterans Day Monday


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Forty people attended
Monday's Veterans Day cere-
mony at the American Legion
building in Wauchula. Guest
speaker was Hardee County
Judge Jeff McKibben.
Post Commander Joe Filice
said Congress adopted
Armistice Day in 1938 which
was officially changed to
Veterans Day in 1954. He said
116,000 American servicemen
lost their lives in World War I
and 618,000 during the Civil
War.
McKibben, 64, said his
grandfather Raymond Mc-
Kjbben was stationed in France
when World War I ended. He
loved his big 45-star American
Flag and annually celebrated
Armistice or Veterans Day.
Although the war ended in
November he did not arrive


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Post Chaplain John
Maddox gave the invoca-
tion and benediction.


home to his farm in Illinois
until May 28. His wife Hannah
ran out to greet him, and "my
father" Joseph was born nine
months later.
"My dad was a World War 11
instructor pilot, stationed in
Italy in the Air Force. He retired
as a lieutenant colonel with the
Air Force Reserve. Both my
father and grandfather were vet-
erans and members of the
American Legion. They deman-
ded strict attention to the Flag
Salute and the National
Anthem."
The judge said he was in the
National Guard for 10 years.
Veterans Day and the American
Legion were created after
World War II.
America has about 1.4 mil-
lion World War II veterans, with
about 850 dying daily.


Bess Stallings, vice presi-
dent of the Wednesday
Musicale, announced local
Nov. 14 events to honor
veterans.


Hardee County Judge Jeff
McKibben was the keynote
speaker.
The U.S. has 1,456,862 on
active military duty, with 14
percent women.
McKibben said the unpopular
Vietnam conflict ended 37
years ago.
Veterans Day, officially on
Nov. 11, is a day to honor, cele-
brate and thank veterans and
current military personnel for
American freedoms.
America is doing a lot to help
returning veterans adjust to life.
"Life is about a balance. We
need to thank young veterans
and those in service. The
American public supports our
troops and veterans. Veterans
Day focuses on our history, pre-
serving our freedoms and
remembering positives.
"America is still the greatest
nation on earth, the light and
hope of the world. We have a
sense of fair play, a desire to


help people, and Americans are
a generous people.
"U.S. servicemen and women
are in 150 countries. We try to
give people a better way of
life."
McKibben said American
courts are committed to free-
dom and justice. There are pub-
lic defenders and language
interpreters as part of the judi-
cial system.
He said the Hardee Canvass-
ing Board worked 8 hours on
Nov. 1, 8 hours Nov. 5 and 3/
hours Nov. 6 to process absen-
tee and other early votes. "We
treat each ballot as sacred."
McKibben concluded,
"America and our freedoms are
created and preserved by our
veterans and active duty per-
sonnel. We need to support,
thank and appreciate them."


Ben Norris played America The Beautiful with his trum-
pet.


Dusty Mendoza sang the
National Anthem and led Vice-Commander Laurie
the singing of God Bless Under led the Pledge of
America. Allegiance.


Samuel Colt, inventor of the Colt revolver, "the gun that won the West," worked on the
prototype in his father's textile plant. Colt once earned a living touring the country per-
forming laughing gas demonstrations.


Hospital

VP Attains

Board Title


Gonzalez
The Certifying Commission
in Medical Management recent-
ly designated Dr. Jorge F.
Gonzalez as a certified physi-
cian executive.
Currently, Gonzalez is a
board-certified internal medi-
cine physician afid vice presi-
dent/chief medical officer at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center and Florida
Hospital Wauchula.
Gonzalez was awarded the
status of certified physician
executive for educational
achievements, demonstrated
stature as a physician, and expe-
rience in the field of medical
management.
The CPE designation, used in
signatory, indicates that a physi-
cian has achieved superior lev-
els of professional excellence
and management education,
while also demonstrating effec-
tive knowledge and leadership
skills.
The Certifying Commission
in Medical Management cur-
rently lists more than 1.000 cer-
tified physician executives.






THURSDAY, NOV. 15
WHardee County Comrn-
mission, monthly evening
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20
W/Hardee County Com-
mission, installation ceremo-
ny and meeting, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.
*Hardee County School
Board, organizational meet-
ing, Board Room, 230 S.
Florida Ave., Wauchula, 9
a.m.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21
VHardee County Eco-
nomic Development Author-
ity, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.


On The Agenda

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

-Zoning Hearing-Special Exception forbiomass-fed urea
fertilizer plant, 6:05 p.m.
-Award contract for Sweetwater Road paving, with or without
bridge work, 6:35 p.m.
-Drainage work in the Commerce Park expansion, 7:05 p.m.
-Flood hazard ordinance, 7:20 p.m.
-Easton Rentals site plans developments, 7:35 p.m.
-Economic Development Council change in bylaws. 7:50
p.m.
-Additions to the IDA, 8:05 p.m.

This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.

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6A The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2012




Football Players Awarded


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A half dozen seniors received
special awards before the final
game of the season on Nov. 9.
Aaron Barker. Octavio Al-
Varez, Kane Casso, Jesus Zu-
niga, Rufino Gabriel and Miguel
Garcia each took an award home
during the pre-game Senior
Night ceremonies.
Barker led it off as the recipi-
ent of the L. Dale "Dooley"
Carlton award, presented by
Doyle Carlton III. Dooley Carl-
ton was an announcer for the
Wildcat football team for many
years and was a football coach
in the 1940s. The award recog-
nizes outstanding leadership and
dedication in the sport of foot-
ball.
Alvarez was presented the
Caleb Skitka Award, presented
by former Wildcat coach Der-
ren Bryan, who instituted the
award in memory of the senior
who died in an accident just be-
fore graduation in 2001. Skitka
was a four-year starter on both
offense and defense and "dis-
played extreme dedication,
courage and pursuit of excel-
lence in the game of life and
football," and is presented to a
person who exemplifies these
qualities.
Casso took the prestigious
Coach Bob Martin Award, pre-
sented by his widow, Janet Mar-
tin, daughter Andrea Martin and
grandson Brandon Sellers. The
award is for outstanding citizen-
ship, academic achievement and
leadership. It is named for the
Hardee coach who had led the
Wildcats for 17 winning seasons
and was the fifth most winning
coach in Florida high school his-
tory. He led the Wildcats to the
state runner-up position in 1995.
Zuniga was presented the
Charles C. and William B.
Dickey award from Sam Fite of
the Key Club. The award honors
the pair of former Wildcats
"who were outstanding in attain-
ing the goals for which Key
Club strives." Charles Dickey


PHOTOS BY MARIA r u, LLo
', Running back Aaron Barker accepted the L Dale "Dooley"
Carlton award from Doyle Carlton Ill.
Fullback/tackle Kane Casso accepted the Coach Bob Martin Award from members of
his family, (from left) Brandon Sellers, Casso, Janet Martin and Andrea Martin.


went to West Point where he
later served as an instructor be-
fore giving his life in the Viet-
nam conflict. Bill Dickey
perished in a parachuting acci-
dent while attending the Citadel.
Gabriel accepted the Luther
Colbert Sportsmanship Award
from Jim Kelly, publisher of The
Herald-Advocate. The award is
in memory of the longtime
sports writer for whom the press
box at Wildcat Stadium is
named.
Finally, Garcia took the Mar-
tin Roberts Award, presented by
his grandson Kelly Durtance.
The award recognizes dedica-
tion and 'achievement in the
sport of football and was estab-
lished in honor of the man who
was a loyal Wildcat supporter
for many years.


Fire Destroys


Family'!
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
crews were dispatched for a
house fire on Van Simmons
Road on Wednesday' of last
week.
Crews arrived on scene at
2:01 p.m. and quickly went to
work evaluating the scene.
The home was about 75 per-
cent involved with fire. The
power company was notified
and a power drop was requested
from Peace River Electric.
Crews quickly set up two hose
lines for exterior attack. Lt.
Greg Pfeiffer did a walk-around
evaluation and discovered the
wind was coming from the
northwest and the fire was being
pushed to the southeast comer
of the home.
Heavy fire and smoke condi-
tions were found on the interior
of the home and carport area due
to one car and a tractor that were
fully involved in the carport
area. Interior crews found heavy
smoke conditions with limited
visibility, but were able to get


s Home
the fire knocked down enough
to make full entry.
Interior crews found most of
the ceiling in the central portion
of the home had already been
consumed by flames, and heavy
fire was found in the attic.
Pfeiffer called for the roof to
be vented. After a ventilation
crew made roof access and cut
holes in the metal roof, interior
crews gained better visibility
and were able to gain better
access to the fire.
The fire was under control by
2:15 p.m. Approximately 2,000
gallons of water were used.
Fire crews were able to sal-
vage most of the occupant's
important papers and valuables
during overhaul. During
cleanup. Pfeiffer conducted an
initial investigation and traced
it back to the kitchen. No
injuries were reported.
The Red Cross was contacted
and responded to the scene to
help the occupants.


Lineman/defensive end Rufino Gabriel was awarded the
Luther Colbert Sportsmanship Award by Jim Kelly, pub-
lisher of The Herald-Advocate.


Jokes & Philosophies

By Truman A. Thomas
1098 Memorial Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
Ph. (863) 453-3589

These two spiders are on the top of a rafter in this old house
talking, when one says, "Man thinks he is so highly intelligent with
his computers and everything, but may I remind him we spiders
have been on the web for thousands of years."

When some of my pals talk like they know everything there is
to know, then I tell them, "You seem to be one of a few that I have
ever met who has achieved greatness before you ever achieved
anything."

I heard they have a new car that you don't have to use the
steering wheel, but that is nothing new to me. My girlfriend has
been driving like that for years.

What are the two biggest tattletales found in every home? It's
your light meter and your water meter.

We all live together on the same planet in different worlds.

Do you know how to figure out your importance at your local
funeral home? It depends solely whether you arrive at the front
door or the back door.

What are memories? They are recycled time.

The doctor told me the other day to never go to bed on a full
stomach. I told him I didn't ... I always sleep on my back.




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A Florida Non-Prophet Corporation
is willing to accept commercial, residential
or agriculture property that may be unwanted
or unused. Or stocks, bonds and other
investments that may be assigned to this
ministry for the benefit of:
Lydia's House Home/Program for Women
Mercies of David Home/Program for Men
Pioneer Village Farm used to benefit both
programs and their families.

D n i n A r Ix -ui b -


Lineman Jesus Zuniga was presented the 'Charles C. and
William B. Dickey Award from Sam Fite, representative of
the Key Club.


Kicker/defensive back Octavio Alvarez received the Caleb
Skitka Award from former Wildcat coach Derren Bryan.


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Receiver/defensive back Miguel Garcia accepted the Mar-


NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING
There will be a joint meeting of the
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
and the
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
for the purpose of receiving the
2012-2013 Annual Unit Review
for CF Industries, Inc.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.

or as soon thereafter at the
Hardee County Board of County Commission Chambers,
Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street,
Wauchula, Florida. Copies of the documents relating to
this report are available for public inspection during
regular office hours at the office of the Hardee County
Mining Coordinator, 110 South Ninth Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida, Monday through Friday between the hours of
8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. All interested persons shall have
the right to be heard. In rendering recommendations from
the Planning/Zoning Board and decision of the Board of
County Commissioners, the Boards shall rely solely on
testimony that is relevant and material. Although minutes
of the Public Hearing will be recorded anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made by a court reporter.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per-
son needing to make special arrangements should con-
tact the County Manager's Office at least two (2) working
days prior to the public hearing.
11:15c


Contact Information:
Sherry White, P.O. Box 2566
Wauchula, FL 33873
863-773-0523 or 863-773-0877


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November 1 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Hardee Hosts Regional


Fire fighter Training


Hardee County Fire-Rescue
and the Florida Fire Chief's
Association have teamed up to
provide training for firefighters
serving counties within the sur-
rounding area.
The course was held at South
Florida State College on
Saturday, Nov. 3.
Alan Jay Chevrolet loaned a
new Chevrolet Volt for one of
the training programs on hybrid
extrication. Hybrid vehicles are
becoming more popular, and
this session gave firefighters
needed and excellent training.
Hybrid vehicles use both g
and batteries to operate. Cuttin
into the wrong part of the vehi-
cle or cutting the wrong ,cables


during an extrication could seri-
ously injure a firefighter even
kill him.
Hardee Fire-Rescue Chief
Robert Clayton noted, "With
new vehicle technology we
have now, it is important to give
our firefighters the training they
.need to stay safe. We are very
grateful for South Florida State
College and Alan Jay Chevrolet
for the use of their property for
this valuable training program."
Another session provided
RIT, or Rapid Intervention
Team, training.
In it, firefighters practiced
lowering an unconscious fire-
fighter safely from an elevated
structure. Overall, the RIT


training focuses on teaching
firefighters how to save them-
selves or rescue team members
when trapped or injured inside
burning structures.
The Volunteer Fire Officers
in conjunction with the Florida
Society of Fire Service Instruc-
tors Sections of the Florida Fire
Chief's Association coordinates
the free Regional Fire Fighter
Training Programs for all fire-
fighters with the help of the
Florida Fire & Emergency
Services Foundation.
The regional training pro-
grams consist of classroom and
H.O.T., "hands on" field train-
ing.


Cross Country Runs Out


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There were mixed results in
the Class 2A Region 3 cross
country meet last weekend.
Coach Don Trew provided
the results for the local squad,
although they were not posted
on the Florida High School
Athletic Association's website
by early afternoon on Monday.

GIRLS
Trew noted that three of the
five girls in the regional meet
on Saturday had their season's
best effort.
Freshman Crystal Avila came
in 58th overall and lowered her
time for the season from 23:59
to 20:12. Soph Aracelia Ramos
was on her heels at 24:19, down
from her highest of 27:33 and
14 minutes better than her pre-
vious best.
Soph Madeleine "Maddie"
Zamora went from a season
high of 32:44 to a new low of
26:53. Junior Erika Lopez-
Andrews went from a season's
high of 36:57 to 27:27, not her
season's.low of 27:08 but better
than district's by 15 minutes
better than the district run.
Finally, freshman Maria
Munoz finished the season with
a 27:21, better than her season's
high of 32:56 but not better than
her season's best of 24:40.
Girls wins during the season


included defeating Armwood,
Tampa Catholic. Vanuard,
Bartow. Zephyrhills, Weeki
Wachee, Canterbury, Booker,
Seacreast Day. DeSoto, Lake-
wood, Lehigh. Spoto. Edge-
wood and Master's Academy.
"The rise of a young girls
team leaves a bright future out-
look for next season," said
Trew.

BOYS
Senior Christian Moralez had
the best finish for the Wildcats,
coming in 14th with the top 15
going on to the state meet at
Tallahassee. Moralez may.not
advance because he didn't com-
pete at districts and may be
ineligible. He finished in 17:29,
not quite as good as his season's
best of 16:35.
The 'Cats did not fare as well
overall as they had hoped. Only
freshman Marco DeLoera ran a
faster time than districts, drop-
ping from 20:07 to 19:28.
Junior captain Brandon
Beatty placed 86th with a time
of 19:59. He ran 19:06 at dis-
tricts a week previously. Senior
Ruben Ozuna was a slightly
slower than his district 19:16,
and best time of the year of
18:08. This time he came in at
19:28 for 74th place.
Senior Anthony Burks was in
at 19:44, for 82nd place, al-
though not his season best of


19:06.
Soph Abner Garcia was 83rd
at 19:47, slightly higher than his
district run of 19:36.
Soph Adam Ramirez was
85th at 19:55, close to his sea-
son best of 19:50.
Senior Mark Gomez finished
104th at 21:21. His best of the
year was 18:30.
During the season the boys
fashioned wins over Hillsbor-
ough, Wharton, Anclote,
Gaither, Ridgwood, Pant City,
Sunlake, King, Clearawater,
Lake Region, Largo, Jefferson,
Pasco, Wesley Chapel, Hudson,
River Ridge, Northside Chris-
tian, Zephyrhills, Tampa Cath-
olic, Wesley Chapel, Canter-
bury, Lake Placid, Celebration,
Avon Park, Vanguard, Bartow,
First Academy, Lake Wales,
Winter Haven, Haines City,
Florida Christian, Tampa Bay
Tech, Oasis Christian, DeSoto,
LaBelle, Naples Community,
St. John's Newmann, SW
Florida Christi'an, Frostproof,
Lakewood, Booker, Highland
Prep., Coral Shores, Master's
Academy, Meadowbrook
Academy, Pine School, Boca
Raton Chrisstin, Covenant
Christian and Melbourne.
"While I had higher expecta-'
tions for the boys, their success
for the year leaves us with a
bright future," concluded Trew.


COURTESY PHOTO
Area firefighters learn how to safely lower an unconscious firefighter from an elevated
structure.


Local Eye Doctor Focuses


On Diabetes Awareness,


Imagine working hard to pro-
vide for your family when you
notice a sudden decrease in your
vision.
You contact your local eye
doctor, and are advised to get a
dilated eye exam on an emer-
gency basis. When you arrive at
the doctor's office, you notice
your vision is much worse than
you initially thought. You
become very nervous about the
possibility of going blind.
Your doctor evaluates your
eye to discover that your retina
is lined with dot bleeds along
with a retinal detachment. This
results in your permanent vision
impairment.
You ask, "How did this hap-
pen?"
The doctor replies, "From
uncontrolled diabetes." But, you
think to yourself that you don't
have diabetes.
Cases such as this are on the
rise across America. According
to the American Diabetes
Association, 25.8 million chil-
dren and adults in the. United
States alone have diabetes.
That's 8.3 percent of the popula-
tion.


People with diabetes are at
increased risk for eye complica-
tions and most people with dia-
betes will get some form of
retinopathy, a disorder or deteri-
oration of the retina. People
with diabetes also have a higher
risk of blindness than people
without diabetes.
The earlier these problems
are diagnosed, the more suc-
cessful the treatments can be.
To aid in this fight, Dr. Mark
Sevigny of Sevigny & Asso-
ciates Eye Care in Wauchula is
joining with optometrists across
the ,country to raise awareness
of this problem and its treatabil-
ity.
Throughout November,
Sevigny will be providing a
variety of educational and
awareness building efforts for
patients in the hope of diagnos-
ing this disorder before it
affects their sight. For instance,
on Monday a "lunch and learn"
was held at Java Cafe to discuss
five things people need to know
to prevent vision loss with dia-
betes.
"You will see this topic fea-
tured on our website at


www.7eeye.com as well as our
Facebook page as we try to
reach as many of our communi-
ty members as possible,"
Sevigny noted. "This is a very
preventable and treatable disor-
der, and education is or best
weapon."
Also during the month of
November, Sevigny &
Associates Eye Care will be
donating $1 to the American
Diabetes Association for each
Facebook like it receives on its
website.
"This is a fun way to raise
money for a very important
cause," said Sevigny. "With
more and more people utilizing
Facebook as a socialization and
communication tool, we think
this is a great way to raise
awareness and money for this
important cause."
Sevigny and the staff at
Sevigny & Associates Eye Care
are available for free diabetes
screenings throughout the
month of November and
throughout the year. Just con-
tact the local Health
Department for more informa-
tion at 773-4161.


Learn To Play A Musical Instrument Or

Sing At Creative Music Ability


varied events. These
include mini-con-
certs three to four
times a year, per-
formances at As-
sisted Living
Facilities and the
Brandon Christian
Women's Luncheon.
Lalonde added,
"We have something
for everyone classi-
cal, jazz, blue grass
to pop and contem-
`. porary styles.".
SLal onde' ps e xperi-
Deanna Hampton was just four aro jlfrian ~ ~ Q.Ce indudes Suzuki
began taking violin lessons from La on e with teaching, public
Creative Music Ability. school teaching, pro-
Anyone, no matter whether you duction of Broadway musicals,
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8A The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2012

Hardee Farm Bureau Hosted Ag Fest Nov. 8 For 425 Hardee Fourth Graders


IN
Attitude On Ag
By Bill Hodge
,qj Retired Farmer & Rancher

Hardee County Farm Bureau hosted the annual Ag-Fest for all
of the 4th grade students, their teachers and chaperones in the
county on November 8th at the Cattlemen's Arena in Wauchula.
There were more than 20 different facets of Florida agriculture
demonstrated by expert presenters. This is the only exposure to
agriculture that some kids ever receive.
The students were enlightened about citrus production, har-
vesting and the products we use daily. They learned how important
the phosphate industry is to Florida and to agriculture. Cattle pro-
duction and proper handling were demonstrated to each participant.
Farm products from caladiums to hay were discussed as was


Matt Warren explains purpose of a squeeze chute for cat-
tle.


wildlife management and the Hardee County Animal Control.
Animal nutrition, horses and proper care were also in the mix. In
al[l, there were 29 presenters volunteering their time to increase
agricultural awareness.
In addition, more than thle 425 students and their teachers were
served grilled hamburgers, chips, cookies and a drink by the
Hardee County Farm Bureau staff, members and FFA students
from Hardee County Senior High School.
This week is Farm City Week (Nov. 16-22). It is a time to bring
the agricultural folks and the city folks together. The purpose is to
show how interdependent we are on each other. Ag-Fest is a good
example of this as it brings city kids and farm kids together to have
hands on experiences with all of these facets of agriculture.
I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to thank our spon-
sors who make this worthwhile event possible.
Florida's Natural
Benny Albritton Grove Service, Inc.


Steve Johnson of Johnson Citrus Harvesting set up
orange trees for harvesting demonstration for students.


Krause Grove Service, Inc.
The Andersons, Inc.
Johnson Harvesting, Inc.
Hardee Ranch Supply, Inc.
Helena Chemical Company
Doyle Carlton HI
Citrus Solutions, LLC
George Wadsworth Insurance, LLC
Jay Bryan, Farm Bureau Insurance Agent
Buckhorn Nursery
Classic Caladiums, LLC
BMH Ranch, LLC
Carl Weis
Alan Jay Automotive
Rocking S Ranch
Florida Fertilizer Company, Inc.


Hardee County Farm Bureau served lunch to Hardee
fourth graders.
I -.* 1-


Corey Lambert of Buckhorn Nursery explains nursery
business. Ag Fest was held Nov. 8 at Hardee County
Slices of oranges were served to local fourth graders. Cattleman's Arena.


U


COURTESY PHOTOS
Steve Cantu shows fourth graders about bees.
Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out
of middle age.
-William Feather


First and foremost, I would like to thank the good
a!C Mr Lord above for His Mercy and getting me through this
election. It was unlike anything I have ever been through
and I now have a new respect for anyone who has run
___._.__._ _; __ -for any office. I would also like to thank my wife, Shawna,
.-... who has provided an incredible amount of love, support,
...8>.. and worked tirelessly throughout my campaign. I would
also like to thank my friends and supporters who were
also an irreplaceable ingredient.in my success. The sup-
STh ank Y port you have shown through standing on the street cor-
Sner with me, making phone calls on my behalf, or
t o U posting encouraging comments on my Facebook page.
o your You are all very much appreciated!!! For all the people
Swho voted for me, I want you to know I appreciate your
-Support confidence and belief in me. For the people who did not
t.e" |vote for me, I am grateful for the opportunity to win your
& VOte! confidence through my upcoming performance. And
thank you Hardee County Republican Party for all your
NVsupport.

I would also like to give respect to my predecessor,
Minor Bryant. He is a fine man who has a fantastic family
behind him and has many things to look back on with
pride and honor in serving our community. I respect him
and he has served our community well.
As we move forward into my elected term, I would like everyone to know that my parents raised me in a
God fearing home, and today my home is no different. I would request prayer from the community for the guid-
ance and leadership that will be required to perform the job ahead of me to its maximum potential. In the future
we may not agree on every decision, but know that the best interest of all the residents of Hardee County will be
first. I would like to ask the members of the community this ... if you see me around and we do not know each
other very well, please take the time to stop me and introduce yourself so that we can get to know each other. I
feel it is important for the residents to know their commissioners and for the commissioners to know the residents.
Some people may feel that they are not important enough or in the right circles to matter. Well, if you know me
you also know I do not classify people in this manner. I have heard a saying that has really made an impression
on me and I try to live by, the saying ..." The true measure of a man is how he treats the ones who can do nothing
for him" and with that thought I would like to let everyone know that the residents of Hardee County put me in
office and I will do everything I can to perform the duties of County Commissioner for our residents. Thank you
again Hardee County for the honor of serving and representing you! / /


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Hardee Falls To Fort Pierce


By.MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat season
came to an end Friday night
with a 48-7 loss to the much
larger and undefeated Fort
Peirce Central Cobras.
The Cats finished the season
at 3-7 and beat Lake Placid in
the preseason Kick-Off Classic.
Head Coach Buddy Martin
said it was a bitter-sweet feeling
having the season come to an
end.
He will give the players a


few weeks off and start working
on next season in January.
Hardee kept the contest close
early before the Cobras pulled
away in the second half after
Hardee committed several turn-
overs.
The Wildcat defense kept
Fort Pierce at bay to start the
contest, forcing a turnover on
downs on Central's first posses-
sion.
The Wildcat offense strug-
gled moving the ball early and
was forced to punt back to Fort


HARDEE FORT PIERCE
PASSING COMPLETIONS,
ATTEMPTS AND
INTERCEPTIONS 7-21-3 16-27-0

PASSING YARDS 93 130
RUSHING ATTEMPTS/
YARDS 26/30 36/234
TOTAL YARDS 123 364

TURNOVERS 6 1

FIRST DOWNS 11 16
PENALTIES, LOST
YARDAGE 5-34 10-95
SCORING BY QUARTER:
Hardee 7 0 0 0 7
Fort Pierce 10 14 24 0 48



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Offense Defense



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Pierce.
The Cobras took over at their
41-yard line after the punt and
went on a 10-play drive capped
off by a seven-yard touchdown
pass from Sam Vaughn to
Jameel Jackson.
Hardee then took over at its
36-yard line and was forced to
punt back to Fort Pierce after
three plays.
The Cobras drove into Wild-
cat territory but the Hardee
defense forced them to settle for
a field goal making it 10-0 with
3:25 left in the first quarter.
Hardee answered on its next
drive as quarterback Kris John-
son completed two long passes
moving the offense down to the
goal line.
On the first completion
Johnson threw a jump ball to
Derrick Graham who pulled in
the pass for 30 yards and a first
down.
On the next play. he found
junior tight end Nelson Bethea
open for a 21-yard completion,
taking the ball all the way down
to the one.
Waylon Pleger plunged up
the middle on the next play for
the score. Octavio Alvarez
made the PAT and Hardee
trailed 10-7 as the first quarter
came to a close.
Hardee committed two
turnovers the rest of the half
and Fort Pierce added two more
touchdowns, making the score
24-7 going into the locker
room.
The Wildcats received to start
the second half and fumbled on
the first play giving the ball
back to Fort Pierce.
The Cobras turned it into a
touchdown and pushed the lead
to 31-7 with 10:45 left in the
third quarter.
Hardee could not shake .the
turnover bug and had its next
four drives end with two inter-
ceptions and two fumbles.
Fort Pierce turned the turn-
overs into points and after the
third quarter led 48-7 which
triggered a running clock dur-
ing the fourth quarter.
Hardee put together a lengthy
drive and was threatening to
score after picking up a first
down deep inside Central terri-
tory as time expired.
Hardee had eight seniors
honored before the game started
along with the other seniors
playing fall sports.
Suiting up for the last time as
a Wildcat were Aaron Barker,
Miquel Garcia, Octavio Alva-
rez, Kane Casso, Paul Gough,
Ramiro Ramirez, Rufino
Gabriel and Jesus Zuniga.
Returning players next year
will get about six to eight weeks


off to rest and relax before get-
ting back in the weight room in
January for offseason condi-
tioning and weight lifting.
Martin said the offseason is
an important time of the year to
build strength. especially in the
linemen, he said.
Expected back next year are
juniors Caleb Purser, Armanda
Alamia. Jesus Flores. Keyon
Brown, Jake Bolin. Tristan
Lanier. Tyler Dunlap. James
Greene. J.J. Almarez. Tim
Steedley (who was injured but
is expected back), Lucious
Everett, Luke Winter, Adson
Delhomme, Luke Palmer.
Johnson, Bethea and Pleger.
Also, sophs Graham. Sah-
maud Blandin. Keyonte Holley,
Stephan Jones, Ricky Delarosa.
Devin Pearson, Jose Gonzalez
and Blaiaine Molitor, along
with Jordan Jones, C.K.
Douglas, Ryan Ramirez. Des-
hawndre McMillian, Roberto
Torres, Tomas Gomez and
Roby Paris who came up from
the JV when the junior 'Cats
finished their season.
Freshman coming back are
Marco DeLeon and William
McClelland, and Chauncey
Rivers, Trequan Holley and
Andrew Hagans who also came
up from the JV.
Overall Martin said the sea-
son was a little, disappointing
but he is anxious to begin work-
ing on the 2013 edition of the
Hardee Wildcat Football team.


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Thursday, November 15, 2012


To my friends, family, and the
citizens of Hardee County.
Thank You for Your Trust.



I would like to thank my
opponent for his concern for
the students in our county.


"If you believe you will receive
whatever you ask for in prayer."

Matthew 21:22


God Bless,


David


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Superintendent of Schools


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Krystin Deannine Robertson
has announced the plans for her
marriage this weekend to
Matthew Tyler Chapman.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Kord and- Shannyn
Robertson of Zolfo Springs. The
prospective groom is the son of
David and Susan Chapman of
Bowling Green.
The couple will exchange


Alan Jay Ford of Wauchula
will present a free fundraising
event today (Thursday) to bene-
fit the American Cancer Society.
"Go Further with Ford Night"
is the fun finale to "Random
Acts of Fusion," a transmedia
program hosted by television
personality Ryan 'Seacrest that
has introduced more than 12
million people to the 2013
Fusion by playing out a story arc
through multimedia platforms.
Kevin Hanchey, general man-
ager of the dealership, said
attendees will have a chance to
give back to the community,
have fun and enjoy the final
"random act," which will test
their judging skills to 'win a
unique VIP "American Idol"
experience.
For each person who attends,
Alan Jay Ford of Wauchula will
donate $10, up to a total of
$500, to the American Cancer
Society.


marriage vows this Saturday
afternoon at New Hope Baptist
Church. Music begins at 4
o'clock, with the ceremony
beginning at 4:30.
Following the service, a wed-
ding reception will be held at
the Robertson property in Zolfo
Springs.
Friends and relatives of the
couple are invited.


A computer with a webcam
will be set up in the dealership
to allow consumers to view a
special message from Seacrest
then test their judging skills on
camera, in true "American Idol"
style. The show's new season
premieres in January on FOX.
Entries will be sent back to
Ford's program headquarters,
where a team of experts will
evaluate and select one winner
to receive an all-expenses-paid
trip for two to Hollywood.
Those 18 and older who are
interested in participating in Go
Further with Ford Night may
preregister for the event at
RandomActsofFusion.com and
be entered for a chance to win
tickets to a live taping of
"American Idol." Additionally,
registrants at the dealership will
be entered into a prize drawing
to win an all-new 2013 Ford
Fusion.


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Hardee


ONE PINK, NO BLUE


Bret and Jennifer Moye,
Zolfo Springs, a six-pound six-
ounce daughter, Lily Denise
Moye, born Oct. 5, 2012,
Winter Haven Regency Medical,
Center, Winter Haven. Mrs.
Moye is the former Jennifer
Clifton. Maternal grandfather is
Jack Clifton of Winter Haven.
Maternal great-grandmother is
Barbara Williams of Bowling
Green. Paternal grandparents
are Paul and Denise Moye of
Bowling Green. Paternpl great-
grandmother is Sandra Albrit-
ton of Wauchula.
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Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant-as
a newborn only-may be added
at no cost. Any other photo of
the baby will cost $15.



Coco McCoy
Celebrates Her
4th Birthday


Coco
Dakota Brooke "Coco" Mc-
Coy, the daughter of Mark and
Paige McCoy of Bowling
Green, turned 4 years old on
Nov. 10.
She celebrated with a birth-
day party on Saturday, Nov. 3,
at her home. Theme for the
occasion was Candyland.
Guests were served a Candy-
land cake, ice cream, and lots of
candy.
Joining in the fun were sister
Ravin McCoy, cousins Parker
McCoy and Lizzie Beth Mc-
Coy, twins Ryder and Rylan
Thomas, McKenzie Parks,
Gracyn Thomas, Kayleigh
Harris, Briana Navarro, Morgan
Parks, Andrew Reschke, Joyce-
line Navarro, Austin Reschke
and Allysen Reschke.

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Forest Glade Halloween Luncheon


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
A Halloween luncheon was held at Forst Glade Apartment Complex in Wauchula on Oct.
31. From left are Laverne Johnson as Walking Dead and Karen Rogers as Drunk Queen.


From left are Tess Myer as Minnie Pearl, John Lederman as Ghost, and Connie Rowe as
Uncle Fester.


Enjoying luncheon were Jerry Rodgers, Adolfo Salazar, Robert Flores, Forest Glade man-
ager Pam Merchant, and River Chase manager Todd Bodiford. Forest Glade has 50 apart-
ments for the elderly or disabled, and River Chase has 48 apartments for families based
on income. Both complexes are located near the Catholic Church in northeast
Wauchula.

Known for his famous ride in 1775 and his work as a silversmith, Paul Revere put ads
in a Boston newspaper offering his services as a dentist.




THANK YOU!

To all my friends, supporters, and

family for putting your time and effort

to support me in my campaign.

God bless you all!



CONGRATULATIONS!.
To Mike for his win. I am confident he

will strive to do his best and help our

county move forward. Lets keep him
in our prayers.


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Wedding Plans


Fundraiser Offers Chance

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on

Saturday, November 17th

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AMERICAN LEGION PROGRAM


RESPIRATORY CARE


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
American Legion members held their monthly dinner meeting Monday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m.
at the Legion building on Palmetto Street. The Legion voted to sell thier parking lot at
Main St. and U.S. 17 Southbound plus some adjacent property to the city of Wauchula
for $80,000. Ben Norris played "America The Beautiful" with his trumpet. Bess Stallings
gave a report of an upcoming Wednesday Musicale event to honor veterans. Alex
Pierstorff gave a report on his recent trip to Boys State in Tallahassee. He is a senior at
Hardee High School, in the HHS Air Force JROTC, and a candidate for the U.S. Air
Force Academy. Victor Irby gave a talk about his uncle Herger Williams, the first Hardee
County resident killed in World War I. From left are Alex Pierstorff, Ben Norris, Bess
Stallings, Victor Irby and Legion Post Commander Joe Filice. The local Legion has
about $160,000 in reserve funds invested. Herger Williams grew up in Oak Grove com-
munity and had three brothers, Lester, Ira and Dick. Lester went to Army Camp in
Georgia on a train, and his underage brother Herger was a stowaway. The Army told
his parents they would send Herger, 16 or 17, back to Wauchula or he could remain
with the parents' written permission. His grandfather opposed Herger being allowed to
join the Army, predicting he would be killed if allowed to enlist. Herger was first injured
by shrapnel, recovered and soon was killed in a wheat field in combat with Germans in
France. He was buried in France, and his body in January 1921 was returned to his par-
ents, and he was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Randy Shaw, the new general manager/CEO of Peace River Electric Cooperative,
spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Panda Restaurant. He
succeeded Bill Mulcay, who retired in June 2012 after a long successful career. Mulcay
succeeded Richard Maenpaa and Ivan Tilyou, who both retired after successful and
long careers. Shaw grew up in Bronson where he played football and baseball for the
Bronson High School Eagles. There were 33 in his high school graduating class.
Bronson is west of Gainesville and is a farming community producing timber, water-
melon and beef cattle. He is an accounting graduate of Florida State University and
worked many years as a CPA doing public accounting, including PRECO and Hardee
County, and worked in accounting and finance for rural electric cooperatives from
1999 to 2012, the latest job in Georgia. He wants to be a good steward at PRECO and
for the cooperative to continue to be a good corporate partner in the 10-county area.
He praised PRECO's good skilled employees. PRECO has 127 employees and about
35,000 electrical customers. About 12,000 of the 35,000 electric meters are automated
and don't require monthly readings by a meter reader driving a pickup truck. From left
are Jake Crews, club president; Nell McCauley, chief marketing and member services
officer; Mike Rouse, manager of meter reading; Randy Shaw; and Paul Roberts, vice
president of technical services.


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S)302 N. Charleston Ave. Fort Meade, FL
, (863) 285-6300


St. Ann's Holds
Blessing Of The
Animals Service
A "Blessing of the Animals"
service was held at St. Ann's
Episcopal Church in Wauchula
on Sunday, Oct. 14.
This service honors St.
Francis of Assisi, the patron
saint of animals.
Father Jim McConnell gave
the blessing as parishioners pre-
sented their pets.
Among those seeking the
blessing were Marcus Ezelle
and "Carly," Carol Ezelle and
"Macy," and Kiersten Detrick
and "Missy."


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Carlos De La Fuente, a medical representative for Rotech Oxygen and Medical
Equipment in Sebring, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the
Java Cafe. They offer medical equipment, oxygen, respiratory care, and sleep apnea
care. From left are Carlos De La Fuente, Janessa Hill, Sue Birge and Bill Galvano,
Republican candidate for state senator. Hill is manager of Rest Haven, and Birge is a
Rotary assistant district governor and a county commissioner.


DISTRICT GARDENERS


COURTESY PHOTO
The Wauchula Garden Club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and
on Oct. 19, 10 members traveled to Sebring to help host the District 9 annual meeting.
They are pictured above (front row, left) Bess Stallings, Vice President Lydia Neff,
Joyce Butsch and Yvonne Morace; (standing) Mary Weisman, Karen Mong, Lynn
Hebert, Treasurer Carol Saunders, Secretary Carolyn McConnell and Vida Tomlinson.
They heard plans for the 2013 state convention to be held in Fort Myers in the spring.
The local club is busy making plans for its annual Antiques, Arts & Crafts under the
Oaks on Saturday, Dec. 1. The November meeting has been canceled due to the meet-
ing date being the day before Thanksgiving. Members and guests will gather at the
Briarwood home of Jeanette Perkine for the annual Christmas luncheon on Dec. 19 at
noon. For more information on the club and its various activities, call the president at
773-6026.








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SIMPLY A-MAZE-ING!


HJHS 5-Time Champions


The;


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High
Wildcats topped the Heartland.
again.
For the fifth straight year. the
junior high Wildcats 'have
claimed the Heartland Confer-
ence Championship. During
that time, they have accurnmulat-
ed 29 straight victories and four
undefeated seasons.
Consistent good coaching
could be the key that unlocks
the potential in the middle
school champions. "I can't say
enough about the efforts our
coaches put in to helping our
kids get better every day. West
Palmer, Jason Clark and I have
been together for all five of our
consecutive championships.
Gerry Lindsey and John Sharp
have been with us for two years
and Derren Bryan just complet-
ed his first year with us. This is
the best staff I have ever
worked with, and I am grateful
every day to have them," said
Head Coach Mark Carlton, who
also doubles as the junior high
athletic director.
With this group of coaches,
the junior high Wildcats scored
214 points this season, while
allowing only 24 during the
season's seven game. That aver-
ages out to 30.6 to 3.4 points
per game.
."This was a long and difficult
season plagued by injuries, but
this team pulled together and
adopted a 'man down, man up'
philosophy. This group realizes


that if they play together. if they
depend on each other, if they
work harder when a teammate
is injured, sick, hurting, having
a bad game. or going through a
tough time, then together they
can adapt. overcome and suc-
ceed." commented Carlton.
He expressed appreciation to
Mosaic Co. for its generous
donation, which allowed the
team to get newer and safer hel-
mets. Carlton also noted the
contributions of the cheerlead-
ers, band. volunteers, parents
and fans for the continued sup-
port to make the season suc-
cessful. "And. the HJHS Ath-
letic Department would like to
thank the administration, the
superintendent and the School
Board for their continuing sup-
port of Hardee Junior High ath-
letics," Carlton concluded.
In reference to the season
ending 32-8 win at Sebring in
an unusual Thursday game last
week, Carlton highlighted some
achievements. "I thought Park-
er Carlton ran the ball last night
about as hard as anyone I've
seen at this level. It was good to
see Jeremy Reyna fight through
illness to play, make an impact,
and show what it means to have
the heart of a true Wildcat," said
Carlton.
"Sherry Lee stepped up and
made plays on defense this
week. It was good to see sever-
al of our seventh graders step
up as well and have good
games. I think it bodes well for
next season," Carlton conclud-


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Hardee County Sheriff's Office

To Whom it May Concern:

You are hereby notified that I will offer for sale and sell
at public sale to the highest bidder for cash the following
described livestock: Sorrel Quarter Horse Gelding, 15
hands with snip in the nose at 1:30 pm on the 23 day of
Nov., 2012 at Hardee Animal Clinic to satisfy a claim for all
incurred fees, expenses for feeding and care and costs
hereof.
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Nominations are being sought
from Fort Meade residents until
Nov. 23 for two important roles
in this year's Old Fort Meade
Christmas festivities.
Nominees are being sought
for the grand marshal of the
parade and the official lighter of
the city's Christmas tree at City
Hall. Contact the Chamber of
Commerce at 285-8253 or
ftmeadechamber@yahoo.com
to make a nomination.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, Polk.
County's oldest city will ring in
the Christmas season. The
parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. so
that lighting on floats can be
more effective. But holiday
activities will be held.through-
out the day.
Breakfast with Santa is a
Chamber event held at the
Community Center between 8
and 10 a.m. Cost is a donation
only for families to enjoy pan-
cakes and sausage and, most
importantly, little tykes can give
some hints to Santa Claus.
Then, Old Fort Meade's
Holiday Festival will be set up
on West Broadway beginning at


3 p.m. Entertainment, activity
and food vendors, and Christ-
mas music will fill the down-
town area.
At 5 p.m., the town will be
called together to sing some
holiday music to get everyone
in the Christmas mood.
Afterward, the "town crier" will
read the official proclamation
on the steps of City Hall to
begin the season. During this
time, the city's Christmas tree
will be lighted.
The parade will then begin at
5:30 p.m. The 20., theme ,is
"Christmas Trees on Parile."


ed.
Eighth graders quarterback
Hayden Lindsey and running
back Isis Garza were lost for the
season, but eighth grader Willie
Baker stepped in to lead the
team and Parker Carlton and
Jarret Carlton filled in some of
the scoring gap.
Other eighth graders proba-
bly moving up to the high
school level include Reyna,
Lee. DeAngelo Smith, Boone
Paris. Levi Boyette, Gabriel
Mendoza, Cavaris Snell, Mar-
celino Gomez, Larrett Smith,
Jose Zuniga, Lawrence Walker,
Jose Gomez, Erick Estrada,
Braddock Collom, Thomas
Atchley, Jonatan Martinez and
Alex Rodriguez.
Seventh graders perhaps
ready to make an impact next
year are Ismael Rodriguez,
Tanner Carlton, Damar Harris,
Anderson Severe, Jax Ullrich,
Gloigens Metayer and Marcelin
Cimeus.
Also, Brandon Franks, Adam
Olvera, Payton Yarbrough and
Manuel Rios, Justin Aguilar,
Juan Medina, Cole Durden,
Gavin Crawford, Christian
Lowery, Alex Hernandez and
Jacques Brown.
The 2012 cheerleaders in-
cluded Taylor Bone, Holly
Brown, Avery Bunch, Cameron
Burnett, Abby Clark, Bridgette.
Conley, Andrew Crawford,
Darby Farr, Shelby. Gibson,
Faith Hays, Brenna Parker,
Brianna Waters, Elizabeth
Weeks and Kendall Winter.



Judges will be set up at City
Hall looking for winners in the
following categories: Best in
Parade for Theme, Best on Old
Wheels, Best on Cart Wheels,
Best on Four Legs, Best Small
Business Entry, Best Profes-
sional Entry, Best Church Entry
and Best School Entry.
Winning ribbons may be
picked up from City Hall at 8
p.m.
Anyone wishing to provide
entertainment may contact the
Fort Meade Chamber at 285-
8253 or ftmeadechamber@-
yahoo.com.
Entry fee for parade entrants
as well as vendors is $10.
Registration forms are at the
Fort Meade Chamber of Com-
merce at 214 W. Broadway and
on the website.


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

CLASSIFICATIONS:


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


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


* 2004 Crewcab 4DR Pickup
86,000 actual miles
* 2002 F-250 Ext. cab 4DR
* 2001 F-250 Crewcab 4DR
* 2003 Ford F-150


* 2001 Dodge 2500
Series Pickup
* 2003 Cadillac
Escalade 4DR Pickup
* 2003 Saturn Vue
4DR SUV


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B Blly HIi, Owner

Mon.- Sat. 9am 7pm *Sun. 1pm- 6pm


773-6667
-Also-
Billy & Janice's Rentals Bowling Green Flea Market
Houses & Apartments ci 1:15c


AM-SOUTH REALTY
Each office independently owned and operated.

11. I2F --


Robert Hinerman
227-0202


Nancy Craft
832-0370


NEW LISTING!! Owners are ready to sell!!
This 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath home needs a lit-
tle work but would be perfect for the first
time home buyer or investors. Priced @
$54,000
This 3 BR, 1 Bath home is a must seell
Plumbing and electric has been totally
updated, kitchen has new stainless steel
stove, roof was replaced-2004, hot water
heater is new, home has been well taken
care of and it shows. Great price @ $72.000
ONE Acre tract of land close to schools and
shopping is ready for new home to be built.
Only $25.000
A Quiet Family Home!! 3 BR, 2 Bath brick
home on a quiet no traffic road outside of
city limits. Large oaks In yard, outbuilding,
and alarm system. Priced ( $159.900
Priced Reduced!! $50.000 for this 3 BR, 1
Bath home that's ready to move into also
close to schools and shopping.
SHOWCASE OF VALUE!! Quality Is on dis-
play daily in this 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath country
home with large living, dining, kitchen areas.
Beautiful brick fireplace, 2 car garage,
shed/workshop w/apartment, all this and
more sitting on fenced 5 acre tract. Call for
showing today!! Priced (@ $199.000


Classifieds


LOOKING FOR PASTURE land to
lease, 375-2966, leave message.
11:1-29p
DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, Injectors, remove
and install, 863-381-0538.
1:19-1:10(13)p
L. DICKS INC. Is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2012/13 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


2001 MAZDA, 6 cyl. truck, needs
work, $1,200, 773-6905. 11:15p
2003 WINDSTAR, $3,000 cash,
781-1062. 11:15c


USED GUNS, Shotguns, long
rifles and pistols. Ammo at dis-
counted prices. 375-2121.
11:8-12:6p


CREW LEADERS WANTED:
Taking applications, must have
CDL with passenger endorse-
ment. Contact Robert Abbott 863-
781-0657. 11:8-22p
SOUTHERN OAKS now accepting
applications for caregiver. CPR
required, experience a plus.
Apply In person at 157 Will Duke
Rd. 10:25-11:22c


D-RIVER: LOCAL, great pay & ben-
efits. Home every day. Pd.
Holidays/Vac., 401k, CDL-A, w/X
end. School grads. accepted.
866-358-3937. 11:8-29c
LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST 2
Dye 4 Hair Salon. Liz 832-0067.
11:8-29p
ALL POSITIONS, experience pre-
ferred. Apply in person 116 N. 4th
Ave., Wauchula. 11:8,15c


3 BEDROOM, large family room,
utility room,, 2 car garage with
lots of storage, on over 1/2 acre
land. Bowling Green. $65,000.
863-328-6220, 863-375-2560.
10:25-11:22p


REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER
Fictration System now $200, 941-
524-1025. 11:15p
ADULT 3 WHEEL TRICYCLE,
never used, In box, $260, 941-
524-1025. 11:15p
GATEWAY LAPTOP COMPUTER,
$125, 863-832-2515. 11:15p
GOLD & SILVER Pawn shop pay-
ing top dollar for gold, silver and
guns now. 375-2121. 11:8-12:6p


PERSONAL PROPERTY of
Belinda Hines will be sold under
Warehouseman's Lien on Nov. 27,
2012 at 1085 North Highway 17,
Wauchula, Florida at Northside
Storage at 8:00 am. 11:8,15p
PERSONAL PROPERTY of
Brianna Nellis, Francisco Cherry,
Andrew Rupert, Jennifer Trevino,
Duane Lane, Rosalie Altersburg-
er, Ronald Boyd, Hector Rivera,
Justin English, Katrina Daniels
will be sold under Warehouse-
man's Lien at B&J Self Storage,
667 South 5th Ave., Wauchula,
Florida on Nov. 27, 2012 at 11:00
am. 11:8,15p
PERSONAL PROPERTY of Linda
McMIllan will be sold under
Warehouseman's Lien on Nov. 27,
2012 at 210 N. 3rd, Wauchula,
Florida at B&J Storage at 10:00
am. 11:8,15p

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
11/29/2012 at 8:00 am the follow-
ing vehicle will be sold for towing
and storage charges pursuant to
F.S. 713.78.
2001 Buick
Vin # IG4CW54K114155246
Sale will be held at Roberts
Towing 377 Old Dixie Hwy.,
Bowling Green, FL 33834.
863-375-4068
We reserves the right to accept i
or reject any and/or all bids.


BILLY BOB'


PERSONAL PROPERTY of
Chiquita Robinson, Larry Knight,
Shuwandia Lavaine, Gilbert Luna,
DW Tatis, Aaron Lanier, Tianda
Pinkney will be sold under
Warehouseman's Lien on Nov. 27,
2012 at Bowling Green Storage,
Bowling Green, Florida at 9:00
am. 11:8,15p


FREE (3) 6 weeks old kittens to
good home only Shots, litter-
trained, 305-304-9254. 11:15nc
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES $125
each, 407-929-6491. 11:15,22c
MINI DACHSHUNDS CKC regis-
tered 3 Silver Dapple males 8
weeks, health certificates, $400,
863-773-3808. 11:15p
FOR SALE YELLOW CUR/
Ridgeback puppies, 773-6185.
11:15p
ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula Invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal 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


TIRES


New & Used
Brand Named Tires

Semi & Trailer Tires


Billy Ayers
Tire Technician


I


773-0777
or
773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
(across from Wal-Mart)
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Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Ken Lambert
Lovely 3 or 4 BR/2 Bth CB Home excellent con-
dition in great location. Screened patio, work-
shop, family room with tile floors throughout.
$139,000.
Great location for walking to school, shopping,
medical facilities and more, this C/B home has
3B/2 Bth, fireplace and screened porch. Call for
details $55,000
Lovely setting with grandfather oaks for this
2B/1 Bth, CB home located on 5 lots in Zolfo
Springs. $40,000
2B/2 Bth M/H, carpet floors, inside utility and
storage shed. $35,000
CAN COUNT ON [Q
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Go To The Head Of The Class!
SCHOOL NEWS
DEADLINE
IS THURSDAY AT 5 RM.


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


Richard Dasher Victor Salazar
781-0162 245-1054


REDUCTION IN PRICE!! $94.900 3 Bedroom,
2 Bath Double Wide Mobile Home in Duette,
FI Is located on 15.2 Acres. Privacy and
wildlife abound. Check it out country
Lovers!!
Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB home with
central heat/air, 2 car garage, bult In 1993
and total sq ft. of 3,079 under roof, all this in
a desirable neighborhood and no a cul-de-
sac. $1392900.
LOVELY 3 BD, 1 Bath country home between
Zolfo and Wauchula with central heat/air,
gas fireplace, appliances and many
upgrades to the home, totally fenced, also
Invisible dog fence. Call Nancy for a show-
ing of this lovely country home!! $155.000
Check out this 5 Acres of Peaceful Paradise,
property Is secluded along with 3 Bedroom,
2 Bath double wide mobile home and yet
only 10 minutes from town. Only! $89.500
Automotive Mechanic ship on .6 Acres
Includes 3 lifts and large air compressor.
2400 SF In mechanic building, 624 SF In
office building. Close to US Hwy 1-7. Great
investment potential. $169.900
RENTAL AVAILABLE!!
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 BATH
TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT, $650 MONTHLY,
WITH $650 DEPOSIT. 1051 DOWNING CIR-
CLE, WAUCHULA. CALL 773-2122. c111:15c


Zolfo Springs
c14:19tc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873







MUST SEE!! Totally Remodeled Manufactured
Home in quiet Country setting with wrap
around porch, cypress siding. 3 BR/2 Bth, lami-
nate tile & carpeted floors, plus 2 pole barns all
on 5 acres. $130,000.
2B/1 Bth M/H with carport, well and septic.
$30,000


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SERVICE YOU


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker


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


JIM SEE REALTY, INC.

206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338
www pimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker


SReal
2 t Rick Knight (863) 781-1396
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664


Jim See


2 Bedroom, 2 Bath mobile home with a 1 bed-
room, 1 bath detached mother in law apartment.
Fenced 2 acres with a pole barn. Asking
$77,900
Custom built 2-3 bedrooms, 2 I bath home on 1
acre. Underground irrigation throughout yard.
3.052 sf of living. Oversized 2 car garage.
Screened saltwater pool with a hot tub and cov-
ered entertainment area. 12 foot ceilings plus
many more attributes! $330,000
58 acres of gorgeous fenced property close to
town. Well & septic from old homesite. Scattered
old Oaks & Pines. Offered at $287,100


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


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Miscellaneous Yard Sales



Stucco Work
No job too big or too small!
CALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE!

863-232-9182
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HARDEE CAR COMPANY
(across from First National Bank)

BUY HERE PAY HERE




TRUCK WEEK


u|GILLIARD100

FILL DIRT INC.

s iDi. Rcks San hl
Pon Digng ic h l6ni


O 30 Day Warranty
Motor & Transmission

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Sandrar JUrnry
I OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SE HABLA ESPANOL I
U.S. Hwy. 17 Bowling Green* 375-4441
$ Huge Discounts for Cash Deals $
24 Hour Towing Service Lowest Possible Rates Fast and Reliable
781-3090 or 781-3091 c11:5tfc


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
2004 Ford Tk Id 1 FTNW21 P04EA99360
2000 Ford Pk Id 1FTRX17L6YNB47723
1999 Ford 4D Id 1FMRU1766XLB60335
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula
State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on
Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the
Wauchula State Bank parking lot located at 106
East Main Street, Wauchula, FL.
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Commercial building with over 4,800 sf located
just off Highway 17 Southbound. Frontage on 2
roads with parking. Great opportunity for your
business. $149,000

1.48 acres with highway frontage. Great loca-
tion for any operation needing a shop, office and
on-site storage. $225,000

REDUCED to $159,500! Great home on several
large lots in Wauchula. Hardwood floors.
Beautiful brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2
car carport.


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November 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7B


The


Classifieds


PRODUCE STAND now open at
D3'Farms, Hwy. 64 East, 6 days a
week, Monday thru Saturday until
6pm. 10:18-11:15p



1BR, 1 BATHROOM includes all
utilities, 863-781-5246. 11:15,22p
TWO BEDROOM MOBILE HOME
for rent East of Bowling Green.
$550 a month and $400 deposit,
863-781-1390. 11:15p
2BR/ 1BA in country with carport
and workshop area, $650 a
month, deposit $650, 832-1000.
11:15,22c
THREE BEDROOM houses plus
two bedroom apartments. No
pets. 832-1984. 10:25-11:22p
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, Duplex,
$550 month, $550 deposit, 773-
0100,. 6:21 tfc
*RENT-TO-OWN*
MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms. Cheaper then paying
rent. Close to schools and hospi-
tal. Lot rent $300. Se habla
espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-
698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc
ULLRICH'S STORAGE UNITS,
several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. &
Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 773-
9291. 3:22tfc


DUPLEX APARTMENT 2BR/
1 BTH, C/A&H, washer/ dryer hook.
up, water included. 812 Houston
Ave., Ft. Meade, $500/ mo. plus
$250 dep. 863-773-0224(H), 863-
446-2168(C), leave message.
11:15p
ATTENTIONIF TheFederal 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


FOR LEASE OR RENT 2 acres
commercial property, Hwy 17 N.
across from Winn Dixie. 941-457-
9142. 11:8-12:6p
LARGE COMMERCIAL OFFICE
space. Approx. 1,780 sq. ft. Heavy
traffic area corner of Main & Hwy
17 (101 East Main) call Elene
Salas, 735-0999. 8:9tfc
COMMERCIAL 400 sq.ft. to 6000
sq. ft. retail/office location High-
way 17/Main St. 832-1984.
10:25-11:22p


YOUR TIRE HEADQUARTERS L-
5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
375-4401 :

New Tire Changer & Balancer :
Can Do 26" Wheels
TERRY MONDAY SATURDAY 8 am 6 pm AKE
/ Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines
/ Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions







Women, do you

need lower rent?

See if you qualify call

735-2222 or 773-5717




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3 DAY SALE


Thursday, Friday, Saturday

November 15, 16, 17

CASH SELECTION OF CARS
3 DAYS ONLY!
1531 Hwy 17 North Wauchula
(Across from Amscot)
Theresa 781-9084 cis:1c





p R SIALE '


Spacious 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath home in Town and Country
Estates, Wauchula. Formal living room, family room, and
great room! Pool, sun deck, cul-de-sac, lush backyard,
adjacent to an elementary school. Call today for a showing!
Reduced $17-5-000 $169,900





The a idge

Keliv Wadsworth Moye Realtor


LAWN SERVICES, mowing, weed
eating, edging and more. $30 per
hour (1 hour mln.) 863-735-2801,
1-914-204-0481. 11:1-29p
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,
Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. 6:7tfc-dh
OVERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillespie), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders Is the facilitator. For
more information call 773-5717.
2:16tfc

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
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


HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE
School Math & Science Tutoring -
Retired Tu_. er of the Year -
Wauchula Rivervlew area -
References Available Call Mr.
Joseph Laughlin at 407-463-7785.
11:15p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-
crete. Harold Howze Construc-
tion, 781-2708. RR0050181
10:25-12:27p
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-_
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number. tfc-dh


PAYING TOP DOLLAR for junk
cars 863-245-1351. 11:8-12:6p



MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large items. 773-3069. 1:12tfc
HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
Helping Sherry White Ministries
help others! 912 Hwy. 17 South
(across from McDonalds)
Wauchula, 863-773-9777.
11:15tfc


S 3896 SUNSET bRIVE S.E.
ZOLFO SPRIGS
(Located off of Hwy 66.
Go East 3 1/2 miles from Hwy 17 or West
23 miles from Hwy 27. Look for signs.)

Antiques & Collectibles-Power
Tools Vintage Tools Drawing
Knives Blacksmith Tools Bins of Screws
And Bolts Power Mobility Chairs Wood
Working Tools Antique Printing Presses and
Lead Type Tons of Books Furniture Old
Bottles Gravely Mowers Lots of Hand Tools
Plumbing Stuff Tool Boxes Paint Guns
Scaffolding Household Knick Knacks
Too Much to List
Everything Must Go!


CASH SALES ONLY
cll1:8,15p







Joe LYDPagvis
L_.

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I N C., R E A LTO R S
F:- (863) 773-2128
S- I" REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
SBI JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
wwwinoeldavisc rom


Karen O'Neal
(863) 781-7633


REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
MH on 5 acs w/frontage on SR
62. NOW $60,000!

PRICE REDUCED! Triple-
wide MH of 3,314 square feet.
This home has many amenities
and sits on a nice 5 acre tract.
$95,000!

PRICE REDUCED! Commer-
cial property on US17! 38 stor-
age units w/partial roof, city
utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as is"!
NOW $200,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 50 acs in
NE Desoto Co; deer, turkey,
wild hogs, beautiful live oaks,
improved pasture, pond &
creek. NOW $190,000!


PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs
zoned industrial on Hwy 17.
$399,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
w/paved rd frontage. Great for
pasture, farming or homesite.
$49,500!
PRICE REDUCED! 38.5 acs
on the Peace River w/lots of
beautiful oaks, pines & palmet-
tos! Pole barn & 2BR/2BA MH.
$420,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Paradise:
Little Gasparilla Island-Beach
Condo. 2BR/2BA, Gulf front.
$220,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Wow!
Great home in Popash area on
2.5 acs. 2 miles from town.
$138,000!


REACTOR ASSOCIATR- ArESR HOURS
KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153 KAREN O'NEAL......... 781-7633
KEVIN SANDERS..........990-3093 MONICA REAS...............781-0888
DAVID ROYAL..-.........781-3490 JIMMY EDENFIELD.....448-2821
F HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 c:1
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HHC THRIFT STORE accepting-
furniture consignment. 1085 Hwy
17.773-0550. 11:1-12:6
LYDIA'S HOUSE THRIFT STORE
Helping ladies overcome! 102
Carlton Street (directly behind
Heaven Scent), Wauchula, 863-
773-3034. 11:15tfc
THE MUSTARD SEED THRIFT
Store. Helping Sherry White
Ministries help others! Donations
appreciated/ volunteers wel-
comel 132 Hwy 17 South
Wauchula, 863-773-6153.
11:15tfc
FRIDAY, SATURDAY 8-?, 537 Boyd
Cowart Road, Tanning Bed, tool
boxes, furniture, clothes, shoes,
household misc. 11:15p
SATURDAY 8-?, 2318 East Main,
Wauchula. Hollister, American
Eagle clothes, shoes, video
games, football, aquarium,
household items. 11:15p
SATURDAY 8am-?, 710 N. Ohio,
Wauchula. 11:15p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY 8-5, 208
South 8th Ave., Wauchula.
11:15p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY 8-?, corner of
Orange/ 1st Ave. Clothes all
sizes, Christmas decor, toys &
more. 11:15p
SATURDAY 8-7, mens, women,
children clothing, purses, VHS
movies, precious moments, crys-
tal accessories. 334 North 4th
Ave., Wauchula. 11:15p
SATURDAY 8-?, 320 6th Ave.
(Hwy 17) next to Stop N Shop.
Large 4 families. Household
clothes, kids items, too much to
list. 11:15p
SATURDAY 7-1, 848 Griffin Road,
household misc., camping gear.
11:15p
SATURDAY 8-?, 1688 Oden Road.
Nice items, house wares, bed-
ding, 2XL men clothes, follow the
red signs. 11:15p
SATURDAY 8am-?, 212 N. 2nd
Ave., Wauchula. Something for
everyone 11:15p


ANNUAL GARAGE SALE,
Saturday 8-dark. 402 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green, corner of E. Main
& Bryan St. Household items,
Christmas decorations, clothing
for men, women and children,
kitchen items, linens for bed and
bath, and much morel 11:15p
SATURDAY 7-?, 5028 Poplar Ave.
BG, lots of everything. 11:15p
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY
7:30-3, 1997 Merle Langford Rd.
Zolfo, off Hwy 64 East, follow
signs. 11:15p
SATURDAY, large assortment.
1101 Downing Circle, Wauchula.
11:15p
MULTI-FAMILY, SATURDAY 8am-?,
197 Georgetown Loop, Wauchula.
TV's, porcelain dolls, copier,
stereo system, electronics,
clothes, dishes, trailers, transom
saver, trolling motor, misc.
11:15p
SATURDAY 8-?, MULTI-FAMILY
2594 Heard Bridge Rd., Wauchula
Household items & decor, cloth-
Ing, ladies, Jr. girls, mens, some
furniture, lots of misc for guys &
girls. 11:15p
SATURDAY, 4144 West Main
Wauchula. 'Polly tubing fittings,
truck bumpers, misc. 11:15p
THURSDAY, FRIDAY 7-2, 545 Lake
Branch Rd., B.G. Men's, women's,
maternity, baby clothes,
Semlnoles, Gators crafts, some
furniture. 11:15p
FRIDAY, 1777 Cactus St.
Wauchula. Lots of misc. items.
11:15p
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY,
Ft. Green 62 to Mineview Road
turn left to 4586 Pringle. Plus size
clothes, antiques, collectables,
something of everything. 11:15p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY 8-?, 2 family
baby stuff & lots other items, 1094
Downing Circle. 11:15p
SATURDAY 8am-?, no early birds
314 West Oak St., Wauchula.
Anything & Everything! 11:15p


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The


Letter To The Editor

Teach Children To

Read By Grade 3


Dear Editor:
Everyone who is concerned
with the state of education
needs to understand that noth-
ing can significantly improve
educational outcomes until
more children can be taught to
read by grade 3.
A new "Education Week"
article argues the same point.
At third grade, schooling
shifts from "learning to read" to
"reading to learn." Even the
best teachers at grade 4 and
above are greatly limited when
students can't read.
The issue?
Since the 1960s' War on
Poverty, observers of education
have believed that the differ-
ences in outcomes between
schools mostly reflect the
socioeconomic disadvantages
of their student populations.
In truth, economic disadvan-
tage is a big factor in school
success. Disadvantaged stu-
dents are one to three grade lev-
els behind their age mates at
school entry.
What is more important,
however, is that effective
schools can greatly increase the
percentage of disadvantaged
students who attain grade level
by grade 3. Our state-by-state
charts of poverty vs. third-grade


reading proficiency support that
claim.
In virtually every school dis-
trict, there are 40 to 80 percent-
age-point differences in reading
proficiency among schools with
equally high concentrations of
disadvantaged students. Many
of them are charters.
Clearly, some schools are
able to teach children to read
despite their disadvantages a
conclusion that has been repeat-
edly affirmed by research.
Instead of 32 percent of stu-
dents proficient by grade 4
(NAEP, 2011), the United
States could have 90 percent
proficient with effective read-
ing instruction.
This fall, we are sending this
message to School Board candi-
dates across the country, urging
them to look at reading profi-
ciency in their local schools and
to reject the demography
excuse.
In our view, failure in teach-
ing this most basic of basics is
at the heart of America's col-
lege and career readiness prob-
lem.
Leadership is the problem.
We are convinced that out-
comes differ among high-
poverty schools because of how
they go about their business.


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Greetings from Fort Green! "was very careful where she
Where, oh where, does the parked!
time go? I can remember when Julie and Danny Durrance
it seemed Christmas would have joined the ranks of grand-
never get here, and now it is parents. The bouncing baby boy
right here! Of course, when it is named Luke. Louise Dur-
took forever I was very young rance is thrilled that she is now
and looking for Santa Claus. a "great-grandma." Louise
Things are very busy at Fort voted at the Fort Green polls
Green as well as everywhere, and looks good but is still hav-
Makayla Chancey is driving a ing skin cancers removed.
beautiful red Mustang! She Sherry and Wesley Smith are
turned 16 in October and her new grandparents. Their son
parents have been looking for and wife have a new baby
that perfect car. Lee even told named Sebastian. Congratula-
me if Kay were here he could tions to both families.
just tell him what they wanted Jana Krell told me her mama,
and leave the looking to him. Janice M. Bennett, was still in
That was a nice compliment! the local hospital and had been
Makayla drove her new car to there about two weeks. I had to
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was no longer there. I hope this
means she is nearly well. Hazel
Nicholson was in Sebring hos-
pital but has been transferred to
Tampa. Tammy, her daughter,
told me she keeps needing
blood transfusions. Valerie Best
is awake but still in serious con-
dition. Joy Spenser is under the
weather.
Betty Walker is still having
lots of trouble with coughing,
etc. Danielle Weeks is still feel-
ing bad, but going on to school,
even with bad headaches. Earl
Bargeron is facing surgery in a
couple of weeks. Jimmy Fields
is out of the hospital but still
very weak. Lynn Revell was
scheduled for open-heart sur-
gery Tuesday in Orlando. Since
I type this "news" on Sunday
night, I don't have a report on
his condition but am praying he
is making good progress. Please
pray for all of these and the
families.
Our sincere sympathy is ex-
tended to the family of Sheila
Roberts on the death of her sis-
ter.
On a happier note, Randy and
Faye Davis, Edith Bassett and
Norma Alejandro went to De-
Funiak Springs recently to
watch Rebeka Brown in the
Homecoming festivities. She
looked beautiful, and Grandma
Edith said her escort was just a
tiny bit taller than Rebeka and
how nice they both looked. If
you have not seen Beka in a
long time, she has grown into a
beautiful and tall young lady.
She will graduate high school
this spring. She is also the
granddaughter of John and'
Carol Brown and they attended.
Matthew Brown was down
for a very short stayover last
week. He lives in Tennessee
and had to make a quick busi-
ness trip near here, so naturally
came to see his parents.
The GAs went shopping last
Wednesday night to purchase
items to go in the Operation
Christmas Child. The boxes
were dedicated before our


annual Thanksgiving meal at
Fort Green Baptist.
As usual, our Thanksgiving
dinner at church is very special.
Most everyone does their best
to attend. Sherman came up
with the bright idea this year
that our family would just go to
a restaurant, but I believe we
have out-voted him. It's just
like in the recent election, you
might not like the results but
you have to abide by them and,
of course, there are some that
are very happy with the results
The Cloverleaf Foundation
for 4-H clubs worked very hard
last Saturday preparing the bar-
becue meals. Todd Maddox said
his throat was dry greeting the
people as they drove through
the breezeway- at the exhibit
hall picking up their meals. It is
wonderful when you see youth
and adults working together for
the betterment of 4-H in the
county.
The money the foundation
earns goes toward the annual
banquet, ribbons, prizes, etc.
The foundation also awards
scholarships to seniors who fol-
low all the directions on the
application. The amount has
increased to $1,000 and is limit-
ed to 4-H senior applicants. If
your children are not in 4-H,
you might check out the advan-
tages of the program.
Please pray for each other,
our county and nation.


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Photos From Election Night At Double J Restaurant


PHOTOS Br JIiMf ELL
From left are Gary Delatorre, Shawna Lambert and her husband Colon Lambert. Repub-
licans held a victory dinner Tuesday night at Double J Restaurant.


From left are Gary Delatorre, Mike Thompson and David Durastanti. Thompson was
elected county commissioner and Durastanti was re-elected as superintendent of
schools.


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By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Cham-
ber of Commerce held its annu-
al membership dinner and
named the 2012 Business
Person of the Year and the
Citizen of the Year on Oct. 20.
Executive Director Casey
Dickson went over the accom-
plishments the Chamber made
during the past year.
She said the Chamber under-
took a tourism study conducted
by the University of South
Florida, began vetting potential
companies for the Industrial
Development Authority, met
with political candidates and
published their questionnaires
on its website and traveled to
Tallahassee to meet with state
legislators.
Dickson also introduced the
new Chamber President for
2012-13 as Nell McCauley,
who works for Peace River
Electric Cooperative. Other
officers include Vice President
Steven Southwell, Treasurer
Clay Cobb, Secretary Bo
Conerly, and Past President
Derren Bryan.
Directors for the coming year
are Donnie Canary, Teresa
Crawford, Nellie Garcia, Daniel
Irby, Steve Johnson, Olivia
Minshew, Keith Nadaskay,
Daniel Patterson, Efran Schra-
der and Thomas Trevino.
Main Street Wauchula and its
director, Jessica Newman, was
named as the 2012 Mosaic
Business Person of the Year.
Newman has been the director
for four years and has collected
20 statewide awards for the
agency during that time.
"It has been a journey since
Main Street Wauchula was
established in 1995," Newman
said.
She talked about the success,
of the Friday Night Live events
that Newman started shortly
after taking the job. The event
now typically draws well over
1,000 people into the down-
town area on the third Friday
night of each month.
"We have a beautiful park
and are making people want to
be in our downtown," she said.
Newman said more than $8
million of Community Rede-
velopment Agency money has


M "A- A-
Marcus Shackelford was named the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year for
2012. Shown (from left) are daughter Gloria Jean, wife Linda, Shackelford and Duck
Smith, who introduced him to the audience.


been spent revitalizing the
downtown area and more than
20,000 hours of volunteer work
has been logged through Main
Street Wauchula during the var-
ious events it puts on every
year.
Marcus Shackelford was
named the 2012 Mildred and
Doyle Carlton Citizen of the
Year by the Chamber.
Shackelford was introduced
by Duck Smith. "Marcus has
been a pillar of our community
for a long time," Smith said.
Smith described Shackelford
as a walking encyclopedia for
cattle, and said he has brought a
lot of recognition to Hardee
County by being in the National
Brahman Association and being
elected into its Hall of Fame
recently.
He said Marcus comes from
a long line of good people and
loves the land, cattle, horses
and good cow dogs.
Smith also said Shackelford
had a soft and tender side that
not many people get to see.
While operating his family's
grocery store for many years,
Smith said Shackelford gave
away a lot of food to people.
"Marcus has chosen to live a
life that matters and honors the


Light One Candle
By Tony Rossi
The Christophers


EMMY-WINNING ACTOR GRATEFUL FOR PRAYER
It's not unusual for an actor to thank God when winning an
award. Ft was a first, however, when Jonathan Jackson thanked "the
monks of.Mount Athos for ceaselessly praying for the life of the
world" while accepting his 2012 Daytime Emmy for the role of
Lucky Spencer on "General Hospital."
What was even more unusual was the fact that Jackson, whose
nondenominational Christian background had taught him that
"organized religion was oppressive and evil," had recently joined
the Eastern Orthodox Church with his wife and three children.
Jackson, currently seen on the TV series "Nashville,"
acknowledged to me on my radio show "Christopher Closeup" that
for most of his life he had believed "the early church with the apos-
tles was sort of a free-flowing thing where people gathered in
homes ... and were completely spontaneous.... Then, 300 years into
it, when Constantine took over, it became corrupt. From then on, it,
was corrupt (until) Martin Luther came and saved the day."
Despite that belief, Jackson never pre-judged people who
belonged to different religions. He credits his openness to the grace
of God, his parents, and Hollywood. Yes, Hollywood.
He explained, "A lot of Christians look at Hollywood as the
ultimate evil. But what it did for me is it sharpened my ability to
love people and appreciate people, no matter where they're at in
their lives. I believe truth exists. I don't believe in relativism, a
'your truth, my truth' kind of a thing.
"However, I also believe that the truth must always be spoken
in love," he continued, "and that grace and truth are found in Jesus
Christ. So in Hollywood, I was thrown into an environment where
people were Jewish, atheists, Catholics, different denominations of
Protestantism. It helped me to try to find Christ within all of these
people, regardless of what they believed in."
In 2007, Jackson and his family took a vacation to Rome.
Being in the presence of the history of the apostles and martyrs
awakened in the actor a desire to learn about church history.
The more books he read, the more he realized his beliefs about
the early church were wrong. Though he explored Catholicism -
reading books by Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul II and
respects the Catholic Church greatly, Jackson felt drawn to the
Eastern Orthodox Church. He and his family were baptized into it
earlier this year.
One area in which Jackson's faith has evolved has to do with
honoring Mary, the mother of Jesus. He says, "It took me years of
reading and talking to Catholics and Orthodox people. ... I consis-
tently went back to the Scriptures (like) Luke: 'Rejoice 0 Mary,
full of grace. Blessed art thou among women.' And she herself said,
'All generations will call me blessed.'
"I noticed that in Protestantism, they're not doing that," he
noted. "This is the woman who was chosen to give birth to the Son
of God. If you spend five minutes contemplating that, there's no
way you're not going to venerate her and say 'Blessed are you
among women.' I will join that chorus of all generations."
When I asked Jackson why he thanked the monks of Mount
Athos at the Emmys, he explained that he'd never been to "the
Holy Mountain," as it's called in Greece. Yet he saw documen-
taries about it and was impressed by the monks there who have
been praying around the clock for 1,000 years: "The thought
crossed my mind: with all the destruction, chaos and insanity that
goes on in this world, if their prayers weren't happening, what
would this world be like'? I felt like I wanted to thank them because
I believe that their prayers mean a lot."
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PHOTOS BY MICHAEL KELLY
Jessica Newman and Main Street Wauchula Inc. took the
2012 Business Person of the Year recognition from the
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce. Presenting the
award to Newman is Wauchula Mayor and Chamber
Director Keith Nadaskay (left) and Chamber Executive
Director Casey Dickson.


Lord," Smith said.
Shackelford said it was 'a
privilege and honor just to be
mentioned in the same breath as
Mildred and Doyle Carlton Jr.,
who the award is named in
honor of.


"We are fortunate to live in a
place like this and with people
like this," Shackelford said.
"This certainly is a great honor
for me and I greatly appreciate
this."


I Gone Coastal
'By Alan Peirce
Fish & Wildlife Commission


TAKING AMBERJACKS TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL!
When I first heard my brother-in-law, James "Jim Bob" Hig-
gins, talking about catching full-grown greater amberjack on spin-
ning tackle and top-water plugs, I was a bit skeptical, to say the
least.
Old Jim Bob, who has caught his share of AJs out of Car-
rabelle, is known to tell a fish tale or two. But this one has been
verified, and if you get a chance to see what I'm talking about, I
promise you won't be disappointed.
Greater amberjack, which opened for recreational harvest in
Gulf state and federal waters Aug. 1, are one of the strongest fish
in the sea. They have been known to break expensive rods and
bring the burliest of fishermen to their knees. Social in nature,
when you find one, you generally find a whole bunch. They love
artificial reef structures with an ample amount of vertical relief.
Need help finding an artificial reef to fish on? Visit
MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on "Saltwater" and "Artificial
Reefs" for coordinates in your area.
Water depth is also very important. In my experience, which is
primarily limited to the Florida Panhandle region, the minimum
depth for good amberjack fishing is about 65 feet, and most of the
larger jacks will be in water depths greater than 80 feet.
Once you are anchored over the right location, what's next?
I like to start with some live bait to get them all fired up. Using
a standard slip-lead bottom/fish finder rig with 60- to 80-pound
test, drop a few frisky pinfish, grunts or blue runners halfway to the
bottom. If AJs are in the area, it shouldn't take long for the live bait
to be inhaled.
Remember, circle hooks are required when using natural bait
and fishing for reef fish, which includes amberjack. Be sure to have
your drag set appropriately for the tackle. With a circle hook, don't
ever try to set the hook. The AJ will do all the work, so just hang
on till your rod bends over and it's pretty much "fish-on" from
there!
Once you catch a few on the grouper rod, put all that heavy
tackle away and break out the spinning rods and bait-casters. I
don't mean your bait rod with 8-pound test, but something in the
17- to 30-pound range is perfect.
The next thing you want to do is tie on a short piece of 40- to
50-pound mono leader and a big, obnoxious, top-water popping
plug. I don't think the color matters as long as it's something bright
and highly visible. Anything that catches your eye in the tackle
store will also catch the jacks', but you want to use one of the flat-
faced chugger-type plugs that are designed to make a lot of com-
motion when you snatch them across the water.
Remember to remove the treble hooks and replace with a sin-
gle hook. You might also want to smash the barb down to facilitate
hook removal or go with no hook at all if you're not intending to
keep any more fish and just want to see some action.
Work the plug fast and watch the jacks explode in excitement!
Get close-up photos or video of the action by dragging the plug in
a figure-eight pattern right next to the boat. To keep the school of1
AJs in range, you might need to periodically chum with some of
the live bait.
Good luck, and if you try them on the top-water plugs, give me
a shout and let me know how you did or send me some photos or
video to post on our website: MyFWC.com.
Remember, on the Atlantic side, there is no closed season, so
you can enjoy this fishery on a year-round basis. The minimum size
limit is 28 inches fork length in the Atlantic and 30 inches fork
length in the Gulf, and the daily bag limit is one fish per person.


Signed Penny
By Penny Johnson
Q&A With A Biblical Perspective


ALWAYS LOOKING BACK
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ed. It is affecting my relationships because I cannot allow
myself to trust anyone. What can I do?
Signed, Looking Back

A: We all experience things at times that seem to deeply hurt
us. These incidents can take up residence in our hearts to the point
they become rooted in anger, regret, guilt, shame and even hate.
I'm not sure what happened to you, but I know that you do not have
to continue to be the victim of this bad incident.
Life offers you a choice. You can continue to be the victim or
break free and become the victor.
This will require you to make a conscious decision to forgive
the person and yourself.
We cannot move forward while looking back; it's impossible.
Don't dwell on negative memories, but keep your mind set on pos-
itive thoughts. What we allow ourselves to dwell on has a great
effect on the outcome of our lives. Negative thoughts bring about
negative results.
There is a story in the Bible where God was fixing to destroy
an evil city. He sent angels to protect Abraham's nephew, Lot, and
his family. The angels specifically told them to run and not look
back.
But Lot's wife disobeyed. Because of this, she was turned into
a pillar of salt. Imagine a statue of a lady looking back; this is an
image of someone who was destroyed because she wouldn't accept
the idea that God was leading her forward to something better. She
couldn't leave her past behind.
Allow God to take your hand today and lead you out of the
pain of your past. Choose to be victorious over any bad thing that
may have hurt you by moving forward in peace, love and forgive-
ness.
Signed, Penny
Penny Johnson is an ordained minister and has an associate of arts
degree in psychology. To ask Penny a question, send a message to
signedpenny@yahoo.com.









Lost

In this prison, I am lost.
Lost because I cannot walk around,
lost because I hear no sound,
lost because I cannot feel.
I eat but cannot sleep.


Lost, I see people but do not speak.
Lost, I'm sick but do not care
now that I've lost all my hair.


Lost when the doctor gives me the news
I lost the battle I triedcnot to lose.
My family cried because it's so sad
I lost the battle we all thought I had.


The ticket is signed;
they put me in the ground.
I'm lost forever because
no one comes around.

Thomas C. Goodwin
Florida State Prison
Raiford

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Hutig/isin Freas


11/15/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:48 AM
Set: 5:35 PM

Day Length
10 hrs. 47 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:37 AM
Set: 7:32 PM
Overhead: 2:05 PM
Underfoot: 1:33 AM
Moon Phase
5%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
1:33 AM 3:33 AM
2:05 PM -.4:05 PM
Minor Times
8:37 AM -9:37 AM
7:32 PM 8:32 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -5
11/16/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:49 AM
Set: 5:35 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 46 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:38 AM
Set: 8:36 PM
Overhead: 3:07 PM
Underfoot: 2:37 AM
Moon Phase
11%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
2:37 AM 4:37 AM
3:07 PM 5:07 PM
Minor Times
9:38 AM -10:38 AM
8:36 PM -9:36PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


11/17/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:49 AM
Set: 5:34 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 45 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:33 AM
Set: 9:42 PM
Overhead: 4:07 PM
Underfoot: 3:38 AM
Moon Phase
20%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
3:38 AM 5:38 AM
4:07 PM 6:07 PM
Minor Times
10:33 AM-1 1:33 AM
9:42 PM 10:42 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC:-5
11/18/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:50 AM
Set: 5:34 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 44 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:21 AM
Set: 10:44 PM
Overhead: 5:02 PM
Underfoot: 4:35 AM
Moon Phase
30%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
4:35 AM 6:35 AM
5:02 PM 7:02 PM
Minor Times
11:21 AM-12:21 PM
1(0:44 PM-11:44 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


11/19/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:51 AM
Set: 5:34 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 43 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:04 PM
Set: 11:45 PM
Overhead: 5:53 PM
Underfoot: 5:28 AM
Moon Phase
40%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
5:28 AM 7:28 AM
5:53 PM 7:53 PM
Minor Times
12:04 PM- 1:04 PM
11:45 PM-12:45 AM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
11/20/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:52 AM
Set: 5:33 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 41 mins,.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:43 PM
Set: -:-
Overhead: 6:41 PM
Underfoot: 6:18 AM
Moon Phase
50%
First Quarter
Major Times
6:18 AM- 8:18 AM
6:41 PM- 8:41 PM
Minor Times
12:43 PM- 1:43 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


11/21/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:53 AM
Set: 5:33 PM

Day Length
10 hrs. 40 rains.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:19PM
Set: 12:42 AM
Overhead: 7:27 PM
Underfoot: 7:04 AM
Moon Phase
61%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
7:04 AM 9:04 AM
7:27 PM 9:27 PM
Minor Times
12:42 AM -1:42 AM
1:19 PM- 2:19 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
11/22/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:53 AM
Set: 5:33 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 40 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:54 PM
Set: 1:38 AM
Overhead: 8:11 PM
Underfoot: 7:49 At
Moon Phase
71%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
7:49 AM 9:49 AM
8:11 PM 10:11 PM
Minor Times
1:38 AM -2:38 AM
1:54 PM 2:54 PM
Solunar Rating
Average+
Time Zone
UTC: -5


Chamber Honors People Of Year








November 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 11B


KINDERGARTEN
E
Adam, Karl
Albritton, Cayden
Alderman, Arissa
Ballard, Sarra
Blake, Cameron
Bradley, Talmadge
Bryant, Chase
Bryant,Russell
Clarke, Jack
Daane, Douglas
Deanda, Gabriella
Dunlap, Shyleah
Garcia-Santiago,
Priscilla
Gay, David
Gilliard, Trista
Hardin, Makayla
Iqbal, Tahsin
Kersey, Lynnzee
Lee, Joshua
Leon-Perez, Luz
McCullough, Corey
Mendez-Galvan, Alexa
,Mendieta-Arvizu,
Kenny
Molina-Navarro,
Aracely
Parrish, Ashlynn
Prescott, Gavin
Rodriguez-Najera,
Alan
Romero-Vazquez,
Angel
Sanchez-Sanchez,
Yazmin
,Serrano, Jeremias
Solano, Domonic
Tish, Emily
Tomas-Lagunas,
Jasmin
Tubbs, Gavin
Valdez-Garcia, Jasmine
Vera, Bryan
Wells, Bailey

E/S
Carranza, Gabriel
Contreras-Ramirez,
Bianey
Deleon, Makayla
Diaz, Pedro
English, Timmothy
Equite-Zarate, Adrian
Hernandez, Noe
Hernandez-Ruiz, Nelly
Herrera, Anessa
Keller, Kaylee "
Kirkland, Wilbetr
Leon, Brianna
Mora-Aldama, Manuel
Perez, Alyson
Pina, Yatzyri
Reyes-Silva, Carlos
Richardson, Katherine
Sanchez, Layla


Santana, Micaela
Skitka, Mason
Sustaita, Gisselle


FIRST GRADE
A
Blasingain, Savannah
Bryant, Hailey
Frost, Cailyn
Johnson, Kylee
Ma,-i;nez, Yocheved
Oln. Damian
Thomas, Dylan

A/B
Albritton, Cassidy
Albritton, Jesse
Apolinar, Nevaeh
Avila, Jelene
Banda, Jalisa
Carranza-Alvarez,
Omar
Castillo, Eduardo '
Cloud, Owen
Coble, Olivia
Cole, Judd
Equite-Zarate, Angelita
Factor-Valdez,
Jaqueline
Franks, Cayley
Garcia-Gonzales, Alora
Gonsalez, Elizabeth
Gutierrez, Ryan
Henderson, Kale *
Holsey, Brionna
Jaramillo, Pablo
Mayo, Lucas
Montes-Reyes,
Sandivel
Pippin, Francisco
Pippin, Lane
Reyna, Jayleen
Ryder, Shelby
Sandoval-Delacruz,
Milagros
Sargento-Santiago,
Wilmer
Simpson, Hailee
Teuton, Sara
Tinoco, Antonio
Valdez, Ruby
Vera-Sosa, Juan
Vue, Gaozong
Warren, Lane
Wilkins, Mia

SECOND GRADE
A
J utfr a 'od J j q u e lin e .. ..
-"auliho-Mendieta,
Carolina
Simmons, Julia


A/B
Anselmo, Isabelh
Arista, Azucena
Burnett, Kayla


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Carrizales, Mariah
Darty, Elizabeth
Desantiago, Jennifer
Dunlap, Morgan
Duran, Jessenia
Duval, Danual
Gomez, Cristian
Gomez, Veronica
Graham, Hunter
Holt, Braxton
Justesen, Erin
Kiella, Tayler
Kirkland, Rose
Madison, Sidney
Molina, Briana
Mondragon, Alexa ,
Monterrosa, Karen
Mushrush, Eric
Patton, Kyla
Ramos, Adriana
Rivera, Carmen
Rodriguez, Arianna
Rodriguez, Gilbert
Rowan, Audry
Ruiz-Vasquez, Sandra
Salazar, Brisa
Santos-Gutierrez,
David
Smith, Rodney
Urbina, Hady
Venegas, Isai
Villa-Munoz, Dinora

THIRD GRADE
A
Adams, Adeline
Banda, McKenzie
Deloera, Marissa
Gainous, Lauren
Gutierrez, Rodrigo
Martinez-Bautista,
Lorena
Mendieta, Denis
Montanez, Valeria
Tomas-Lagunas, Julie
Wells, Mattie

THIRD GRADE
A/B
Abel, Ali
Adams, Michael
Aquino, Lucio
Channell, Amber
Dean, Chloe
Duran, Griselda
Henderson, Katie
Lambert, Michael
"Dylan"
iLopez, Diani7
Mendez, Itzel
Mendieta, Marisa
Montero, Lindsey
O'Bryan, Brianna
O'Bryan, Mollie
Olmos, Ariana
Paniagua, Jesus
Patton, Darrell


Rivera, Sadie
Rodriguez, Adriana
Rojo, Joaquin
Sanchez, Thalia
Soliz, Kylie
Taylor, James "Levi"
Vasquez, Katelyn
Wood, Jacob
Yarbrough, Cierra
Zuniga, Teresa

FOURTH GRADE
A
Block, Colton
Cole, Justin
Crews, Alexis
Iqbal, Nabiha
Molina-Navarro, Tomy

FOURTH GRADE
A/B
Brandeberry, Kaitlynn
Cafdoza, Crystal
Cole, Jake
Contreras-Ramirez,
Daniel
DeLeon, Oscar
Felipe-Zuniga, Alan
Franks, Brianna
Gonzales, Nevaeh
Graham, Blake
Griffis, Anthony
Her, Trinity
Hernandez-Ruiz,
Carlos
Mendez, David
Mon'tanez, Raquef
Myers, Jeremy
Sasser, Parker
Villalva, Yacquelin

FIFTH GRADE
A
Adams, Isabella
Diego, Brayan
Jurado, Jesus
Steiner, Sydnie

FIFTH GRADE
A/B
Bozeman, Dylan
Bunch, Aaron
Cooper, Kipp
Galvez, Lucia
Gutierrez-Arreola,
Maria
Her, Odysies
Martinez, Maria
McCoy, Mackenzie
Montero, Briana
Ramirez, Angela
Ramos, Liliana
Ramos-Jaimes, Lizbet
Salyers, Teron
Taylor, Timothy
Wood, Joseph


Turkey Trot 5K Set

For Thanksgiving Day


The 20th Annual Turkey Trot
5K has been set for Thanksgiv-
ing Day, Nov. 22, at Highlands
Hammock State Park at 8 a.m.
The largest running event in
Highlands' County, last year's
Turkey Trot 5K drew a record
field of 658 finishers.
Entry fee is $20 with checks
payable to Friends of Highlands
Hammock State Park and
mailed to Chet Brojek. 3310 Par
Road. Sebring. FL 33872 by the
November 16 early entry dead-
line. Race fees past Nov. 16 will
be $25.
"We have a deluxe 20th edi-


tion dri-fit shirt and our unique
custom awards for the 2012
Turkey Trot," said race director
Chet Brojek. Those entering
after the Nov. 16 date will not
be guaranteed size or shirt if we
run out.
Those needing entry forms
may contact Brojek at cbro-
jek@comcast.net or by calling
him at 385-4736. If sending
your check without the form,
you must include name, age and
tee sizes of entrants. You would
sign the waiver form on race
morning.


PASTA PURVEYORS


COURTESY PHOTO
Bowling Green Elementary School held a spaghetti dinner Oct. 25 to raise funds for
classroom libraries and student activities. The students worked very hard to sell tick-
ets and raise money. The top salesperson was Destiny Badillo, tied for second place
were Zachery Palacios and Deontae McDonald, and the third-place winner was Oren
Crawford. Winners received a Wal-Mart gift card for their efforts.


Letter To The Editor
Hardee Economic Development
Needs Changes, New Mindset


Dear Editor:
Consequences, Contingen-
cies and Reversions ...
Good news. Young people,
old people, oldtimers and new-
comers seek bright futures and
happiness in sweet Hardee. It's
been a great place to live the
quiet country life for a hundred
years. Good intentions'aboupd.
However, we all feel the
changes underfoot. Economic
indicators trend down. Citizens
look to their leaders for guid-
ance. Today's challenges are
unprecedented and fell on inex-
perienced shoulders.
Sleepy Hardee was jolted
upright-in-bed by increased
mining activity (from one
dragline to five). Big Mining is
now paying about $10 million
per year of new money into the
hands of two economic devel-
opment boards. Few counties
the size of Hardee have our
problems or $100 million dol-
lars in cash (over 10 years) to
develop future economies. Few
counties are more ill equipped
than HC is today to wisely use
these investments.
Think of a piece of raw red
meat tied to a rope being
dragged through a swamp. It
attracts attention. They smell it.
They are hungry. They are com-
ing. Now, replace the meat with
piles of green cash being
offered to any company with a
good sales pitch.
To paraphrase Thomas Jeffer-
son, "I predict future happiness
for HC citizens if they can pre-
vent the government from wast-
ing the monies of the people
under the pretense of taking
care of them."
Without laying blame, our
leaders and processes are the
same commissions, boards, and
staff today, before big mining
and big money changed the
landscape. It is like having our
leaders coach the Hardee
Wildcats in 2007, and now
coach the Florida Gators.
Unintended consequences rip-
ple through the fabric of the
county. An excellent crop dust-
ing pilot at Wauchula airport
could not fly an F-16 fighter
without years of training. He is
not qualified. Most HC officials
are new big developments and
have limited qualifications.
Most troubling is the chang-
ing of land-use and zoning with


scant idea of the ultimate
results. Families and businesses
live on the land. Their quality of
life is based on the world of the
land they live upon. Most often,
changing land-use will affect
the surrounding community --
often for the worse. Officials
are changing zoning without
ktiowing the final impacts.
Granted land-use rights cannot
be taken back easily.
It's like a game show with
three doors. The families, living
in their fifth generation world,
have a new neighbor behind
one of the doors. Fort Green
Storage, Waste Generated Pro-
ducts or Bio-Nitrogen sit
behind Doors 1, 2, 3. In this
game the people know nothing
and do NOT get to choose the
door. Even more disturbing,
county officials also know
nothing and .d,id not choose
these companies. These compa-
nies followed the smell of fresh
red meat trolled on a rope (even
with the best of intentions by
officials, it is all for naught, if
you are eaten).
Land-use changes today,can
haunt the generations of fami-
lies to come. They can seal the
fate and preclude good jobs and
bright futures from better devel-
opments.
There is a better way. It
requires organizational changes
and a new mindset. Changes
and special exceptions to land-
use need strings attached -
Contingencies, Limitations,
Timelines and Reversions. 1. If
a project is not thoroughly vet-
ted up front (as has been the
case), the proposed changes
must strictly define use limita-
tions and allow for cancellation
if vetting reveals problems. 2.
Changes should have time lim-
its that revert to previous land-
use if developers fail to per-
form.
These two modifications give
HC some control if the cow
you bought turns out to be a
bull. Real developments wor-
thy of HC will not mind com-
mitments. Frauds will flee in
search of easier pickings.
Henry Kuhlman
Truth Seeking Concerned
Citizen
THIS Truth-Honesty-
Integrity-Skepticism
Fort Green
Editor's Note: Henry Kuhlman


and his wife have a nice home
and property near Hardee lakes
Park in the Fort Green area, has
been critical of awarding mil-
lions of economic development
dollars to new start-up compa-
nies, and is a captain who flies
Boeing 767 and 757 jumbo jets
for UPS. He has flown for UPS
since 1989. From 1987 to 1989
he worked for Aetna Insurance
and Investments at the home
office in Hartford, Conn., where
he was national director of
sponsored marketing and pen-
sion sales. From 1979 to 1993
he was with the Connecticut Air
National Guard where he was
squadron commander, deploy-
ment commander, A-10 instruc-
tor pilot, and chief of the com-
mand post, rising to lieutenant
colonel. Kulman served in the
U.S. Air Force from 1970 to
1979, stationed at eight bases
and was aircraft commander
and formation flight lead (F-4
Phantom, A-10 Bronco, A-10
Thunderbolt II), and chief of
wing flight scheduling. He has
lived in Florida since 2000. He
graduated from Cozad High
School in Nebraska in 1966 and
earned a bachelor's degree in
food science and technology in
1970 from University of
Nebraska and a master's degree
in human resources manage-
ment in 1976 from University
of Utah. He has applied unsuc-
cessfully so far to be appointed
by the Hardee county Commis-
sion to the local IDA, EDA or
EDC board. He wrote in his
application, "I am self made
and committed to the highest
ethical standards. I believe in
honesty, fair play, responsibility
and accountability. I have
extensive experience in project
management, organizational
processes and productive inter-
actions with people of all fla-
vors. My style is direct, fair and
consistent. The 'quietly behind
the scenes' approach favored by
some is definitely not me. I
don't pick fights and don't
avoid them. Injustice and
inconsideration drive me crazy.
I absolutely see the way to bet-
ter days of all. There are
decades of entrenched culture
fighting to keep the status quo. I
have fresh ideas and a world-
view that can help Hardee
County grow to be a place we
can all be proud of." Kuhlman
said he "grew up on a poor farm
in Nebraska and has arrived in
Hardee County by a long and
varied path."


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NOTICE UNDER
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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
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12B The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2012


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, football fans, the unspeakable has happened. The Tide
rolled out! It now looks like a Non-SEC National Title Game.
Kansas St. and Oregon will b an interesting matchup. The
Wildcats are arguably the best teaim in all aspects in college foot-
ball. The Ducks just keep scoring. However, before we buy tickets
tfor this game, let's not forget both teams have two more tests to
pass. KSU has high-scoring Baylk( in Waco this week. The last
came follows at. home against the ery tough Texas Longhorns.
Keep your eye on Texas. Oregon has tafford at home before play-
ing arch rival Oregon St. on the road.
The Notre Dame Irish host Wake Forest this week. Surely that
will wake up the echoes. Southern Call will host the Irish in the final
game. Can the Trojans ruin the Irish perfect season? Even at 12-0,
the Irish have not played a schedule deserving a national title shot.
Any 2-loss SEC team is better than Notre Dame.
The Gators didn't set the world on fire again, and winning ugly
seems to be the mantra for 2012. Winning is the key word though.
The offense better get it right or they will lose again to FSU, giv-
ing up lpss than a hundred yards.
FSU should win the ACC. UCF has to get past Tulsa to win the
CUSA Championship. USF is out of options with no bowl game in
2012. Miami could get that sixth win to become bowl eligible.
Now let's look at this week's Bill 0" Fare ...
1. Jacksonville St. at Florida Gators should take this game
a little more serious after almost being stunned last week by a No
Name." Florida 38 JSU 10.
2. Kansas St. at Baylor Wildcats have the National Cham-
pionship in sight. Now, just don't panic and take care of business.
Baylor can score points; the Bears are the number one offense in
college but also dead last in defense. Kansas St. 58 Baylor 38.
3. Texas Tech ay Oklahoma St. Shootout in the Big 12.
This game may be higher than the Baylor-WVU 70-63 game.
Oklahoma St. 62 Texas Tech 54.
4. Houston at Marshall Senior Day for the Herd's 8 sen-
iors. 2013 should be a lot better in Huntington as the team matures.
This week will be the 42nd anniversary of the plane crash.
Emotions will be high, "We are Marshall" will be on television,
and maybe the Herd will honor them with a win. Marshall 34
Houston 27.
5. Arkansas at Mississippi St. Bulldogs stop the 3-game
losing streak with a big win. Next up is the Egg Bowl. MSU 41
Arkansas 21.
6. Oklahoma at West Virginia Sooners make their first trip
ever to Morgantown as an 11-point favorite. WVU has lost 4
straight. Call me a Kool Aid Drinking Alum but Mountaineers stun
the Sooners for the 3rd straight time. WVU 41 Oklahoma 35.
7. Wake Forest at Notre Dame Big wins like this should
put the Irish in the National Championship Game! Really? Any 2-
loss SEC Team would blow out Notre Dame. ND 58 WFU 7.
8. Western Carolina at Alabama Poor Catamounts. Ala-
bama 70 WCU 0.
9. Sam Houston St. at Texas A&M Aggies will struggle
early as they are still feeling the effects of their great win. TAMU
41 SHSU 13.
10. FSU at Maryland Seminoles roll.Terps have lost 3 QBs
this year. FSU 44 Maryland 14.
11. Syracuse at Missouri Orange took out Louisville but
this would be a much bigger win than any Big East team. Missouri
24 Syracuse 21.
12. Georgia Southern at Georgia Eagles are 8-2 and ranked
high in I-AA but this may be too hard a challenge. Georgia 45
GSU 21.
13. Wofford at South Carolina A tune up before Clemson
for the Gamecocks. USC 47 Wofford 13.
14. Tennessee at Vanderbilt Vandy is going to a bowl.
Beating the Vols is gravy. VU 33 UT 23.
15. USF at Miami- Another 6r,3 game?uMiami 34 USF 21.
16. Stanford at Oregon Ducks atopthe BCS right now.
Oregon 41 Stanford 27.


MAIN STREET WAUCHULA'S
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17. N.C.St. at Clemson Tigers roll. Clemson 45 NCSU 20.
18. Tampa at Carolina Bucs continue to win on the road.
Tampa 34 Carolina 24.
19. Miami at Buffalo Miami 20 Buffalo 17.
20. Jacksonville at Houston Houston rolls over 1-8 Jags.
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Fish Busters
By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


TROPHY BASS TAGGING STUDY
This past spring, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission biologists tagged 136 trophy largemouth bass greater than
eight pounds in Florida's public waters. Each trophy bass had a yel-
low plastic dart tag inserted into the back of the fish just below the
dorsal (back) fin. Each tag has a unique number that identifies a
monetary reward value and information on how to report catches.
Tagged bass came from 41 lakes and rivers that varied in size,
water quality, habitat types, fish populations and angler demo-
graphics. Angler catch and harvest rates vary between lakes and
rivers, so this approach allows for a more informed statewide esti-
mate.
After six months, results are already revealing. So far, 21 per-
cent of tagged trophy bass have been caught and reported, and 83
percent of them were released alive.
Anglers fishing in tournaments accounted for 22 percent of
reports. Thirty percent of trophy fish reported were caught on live
shiners. Interestingly, 28 percent of tagged bass heavier than 10
pounds have been caught, but just three of seven (43 percent) of
those were released. This shows bigger bass are equally suscepti-
ble to capture but suffer increased harvest. Most anglers harvested
trophy bass to have a skin-mount made, rather than for food.
The most recent capture was a fish stocked by the FWC as a
fingerling but weighed more than 10 pounds when it was caught
and released in Lake Talquin.
Another recent tagging study by the FWC and University of
Florida revealed that 20 percent to 35 percent of all largemouth
bass longer than 14 inches were caught annually by anglers. Since
trophy bass typically take six to 10 years to reach that size, it's evi-
dent that recycling plays an important role. Although catch rates of
individual trophy bass may be about the same as for smaller fish,
there are fewer trophy fish.
The FWC will continue the statewide tagging study for the
next five years to estimate changes in catch-and-release rates of
trophy fish and angler participation.
Anglers should look for tagged fish. The plastic tags are five-
inch yellow streamers with "Trophy" printed on them, followed by
a number, reward value and contact information. Over time, tags
may get covered by algae, which can be rubbed off to reveal tag
information.
If you catch a tagged fish, cut the tag as close to the skin of the
fish as possible and return the tag to the FWC. Anglers may release
or harvest tagged bass as they normally would, depending upon
local harvest regulations; however,,only released bass are eligible
for separate TrophyCatch recognition and rewards. For details or to
report tags, call fisheries research biologist Jason Dotson at (850)
363-6037.


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
James McGee, manager of
Wauchula Farmers' State Mar-
ket, reported yesterday that
between $12,000 and $15,000
was paid to farmers in this sec-
tion Tuesday for vegetables. A
total of 6,700 crates of various
commodities were brought in
and sold through the auction.
Two young ladies of this city
were painfully injured yester-
day afternoon about 4 o'clock
as the automobile in which they
were riding struck a gasoline
pump in front of Wilbur
Bardin's grocery store.
In Tampa, motorists were
said to have paid a total of
$1,491 for violation of traffic
laws in October alone. That
could be the result of three rea-
sons: ignorance, carelessness or
drunkenness.
50 YEARS AGO
Don Brown of Lakeland,
often a competitor but never a
champion, won his first all-
around cowboy title in Wau-
chula last weekend at the
Pioneer Days Rodeo.
Sara Jane Petteway, a cute lit-
tle freckled-face blonde from
Zolfo Elementary School, and
Wade Satterfield, a handsome
youngster from Bowling Green
Elementary School, have been'
crowned Pickle King and
Queen for this year's Hardee
County Fair.
Those swept-wing jets flash-


Friday Night Live has been a treasured
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* Historic Ghost Tour
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ing across Hardee county at low
altitudes recently are engaged
in strafing and bombing prac-
tice at the Avon Park Bombing
Range.
25 YEARS AGO
Wauchula's new post office,
located within a block of the
town's first post office, estab-
lished 100 years ago, will be
dedicated this Sunday after-
noon.
The J&J Jewelry on East
Main Street in Wauchula was
robbed Tuesday night at 9:15.
Wauchula Police Chief Ray
Grimes said they have a taped
confession from the alleged
burglar.
Now is the time for Mr. or
Mrs. or Miss Smoker to sign an
official American Cancer
Society Pledge Card, stating
that you will refrain from smok-
ing during the 24-hour period
designated as the llth annual
Great American Smokeout.
10 YEARS AGO
A recent study has declared
Hardee County the most reli-
gious county in the state.
A 42-year-old Zolfo Springs
man was beaten to death with a
pipe early Sunday. And the man
accused of inflicting the fatal
blows has been arrested.
A veteran law enforcement
officer who retired from the
Hardee County Sheriff's Office
just one year ago has been
named the new chief of police
for Zolfo Springs. Mayor
Marilyn Aker made her recom-
mendation to the Town Council
Tuesday morning. Rick Chan-
dler, 58, of rural Zolfo Springs,
began work immediately after.


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Thursday, November 15. 2012
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HELP CHEERLEADERS


Hoop Girls Already Started


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pre-season tournament
opened the 2012-13 season for
the Lady Wildcats.
Head Coach Jeanne Myrie
and assistant Rod Smith had 11
girls ready to go when they
started with a trip to Dixie
Hollins for a Pre-Season
Classic on Wednesday. It finisb-
es today (Thursday).
The regular season opens
Nov. 13 with a varsity-only
home game against Walker
Academy in an unusual 6 p.m.
start.


The usual format of JV
games at 6 and varsity about
7:30 p.m. will continue until a
Dec. 17 varsity-only trip to Fort
Meade for another 6 p.m. game.
The season stretches to the
end of January, with the Class
4A, Region3. District 10 tour-
nament at Lake Wales Jan. 28
through Feb. 1. Other teams in
the district are Lakeland
Teneroc and Auburndale.
The varsity has a good mix of
experience and newness. Seven
of the varsity girls are returnees,
including seniors Robyn
Tanksley, Stephanie Perez and


Adna Metayer; juniors Bailey
Carlton and Alyssa Casso; and
sophs Allison Smith and
Destiny Thompson. New to the
varsity level are juniors En-
dreina Martinez and Carleigh
Coleman, soph Makayla Faulk
and freshman Florence Lee.
The JV also is a mixed bag,
with sophs Alexan Maddox,
Jakaysha Lindsey, Catherine
"Cat" Jackson, Alexi Santana,
Aundrea Pace and Hailey
Williams, and freshmen Brooke
Faulk, Annabel Retana and
Desira Martinez.


COURTESY PHOTO
Three groups of Hardee County cheerleaders are going to Orlando for regional com-
petition and need assistance, so they are holding fund-raisers. The cheerleaders are
hosting a chili dinner on Friday night at Hardee Youth Football League headquarters
900 West Main Street (behind the old junior high gym), Wauchula. Also, anyone who
eats at Pizza Hut Thursday (today) and mentions Pop Warner cheerleaders will get a
portion of their bill donated to the cheerleaders.


WINNERS!


COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee Junior Pee Wee football team beat the Manatee Wildcats 13-0 in the Don
Clark Bowl held at the Hardee Wildcat Stadium on Saturday. Members of the winning
team are Dylan Bozeman, Palmer Klein, Austin Barber, Cade Alexy, Hunter Waters,
Dylan Davis, Jozie St. Louis, Weston Schraeder, Jason Garcia, Quinton Lindsey, Trenton
Roberson, Aaron Bunch, Blake Graham, Kipp Cooper, Seth McCall, Scott Meeks, Griffin
Clark, Cameron Cantu, Andrew Arreola, Logan Cartwright, Bruce Baughman and
Damon Caraway.


Robertson head square-drive screws were invented by Canadian P. L. Robertson in
1908. That's actually 28 years before Phillips head screws. The Model T car made by
the Ford Motor Company used over 700 Robertson screws.


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HHS LADY CATS
Basketball Schedule
2012-2013

Day Date Opponent Home/Away Time

WED 7-Nov Dixie Hollins Pre-Season Classic AWAY TBD
THU 8-Nov Dixie Hollins Pre-season Classic AWAY TBD
TUE 13-Nov Walker Academy (VAR ONLY) HOME 6:00
THU 15-Nov Desoto HOME 6/7:30
MON 26-Nov Palmetto HOME 6/7:30
TUE 27-Nov Sebring HOME 6/7:30
THU 29-Nov Bradenton SE AWAY 6/7:30
MON 3-Dec Lake Placid HOME 6/7:30
TUE 4-Dec Lake Wales ** HOME 6/7:30
TUE 11-Dec Auburndale ** HOME 6/7:30
THU 13-Dec Frostproof AWAY 6/7:30
FRI 14-Dec Tenoroc ** AWAY 6/7:30
MON 17-Dec Ft. Meade (VAR ONLY) AWAY 6:00
TUE 18-Dec Auburndale ** AWAY 6/7:30
MON 7-Jan Avon Park HOME 6/7:30
TUE 8-Jan Desoto AWAY 6/7:30
FRI 11-Jan Lake Wales ** AWAY 6/7:30
TUE 15-Jan Tenoroc ** HOME 6/7:30
THU 17-Jan Ft. Meade (VAR ONLY) HOME 6:00
FRI 18-Jan Frostproof **Senior Night** HOME 6/7:30
TUE 22-Jan Walker Academy (VAR ONLY) AWAY 6:00
THU 24-Jan Lake Placid AWAY 6/7:30
FRI 25-Jan Sebring AWAY 6/7:30
** District Games

District Tournament @ Lake Wales
MON 28-Jan #1 vs. #4
TUE 29-Jan #2 vs. #3
FRI 1-Feb Championship Game

Varsity Head Coach: Jeanne Myrie
Varsity Asst. Coach: Rod Smith


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If you are visiting we will gladly transfer your prescriptions and
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Sue Lobato, Pauline Ochoa, Julian Garcia, Red Camp Pharmacist,
Bob Duncan Pharmacist Sandra Garcia (missing)

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SSchedule of Weekly Services


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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School .................... 9:30 am.
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
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... ....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday ............................7:30 p.m .

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375.2340
Sunday School ....... ......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................ 6:00 p.m.
FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday upper ..............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 ..................1 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Comn1union-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 ................ 0I :O a.m.
Disciples Training........... ....5:00 p.m.
. Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Evening Worship. ...........-7:00 p.m.
K idz 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.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave.
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service......10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.


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

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
318 W. Main St..
Martes Oracion.................... 7:00 p.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.
M morning Service .... .......... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service..... ........... 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible'St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night ....7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243

Generations Cafi Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast ..................... 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) .......................... 10:45 a.m .
Worship Service ................ 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ................ 6:15 p.m.,
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade ...........6:30-8:00 p.m.


FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ......................... 6:00 p.m .
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


Morning Service ................ 10:00 a.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

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

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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

IGLESIA de DIOS
ALFA Y OMEGA
1909 Stanfield Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10: 00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer
N ight) .............................. 7:30 p.m .
Friday Worship Service ........7:30 p.m.

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 ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ....1 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 Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.............;..7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services,
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Mom. Worship
(Ist & 3r Sun.) ................ 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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" & 4'1 Sun.
Divine Worship.............. 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ....... ....... II I...... 1 15 am.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH


204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday ........ .................9:00 a.m .
Holy Days ... ...........................

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


WAUCHULA

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1.. 1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Wnr.hin ............7:30 n.m.
IAIERNACLE OFU
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.n.
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 ..............1...10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ...... ....... 7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church.........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
M en's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .................................10:00 a.m .
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 .................... 0:00 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 ... .............11:00 a.m.
Training Union ......... ........ 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544
Gospel Music ................. 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........ 7:00 p.m.

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


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

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
W orship ............................. 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 ..........?:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .......................... 0:30 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................... I I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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


"Ouch," cried Mrs. Lofting while
sewing. "Every time I sewand try to
get this needle through coarse
cloth, I pierce my thumb."
Her sympathetic husband be-
came interested, and he fashioned
a bell-shaped covering. Jokingly,
he called it a "thumb-bell."
Injusta littlewhile women began
ordering his cap, which is now
called a "thimble," and is found in
almost every home.
When you're pierced, don't
pout, pray. Ask the Lord for
wisdom to turn your obstacle into
an opportunity.
The Bible says, "If any of you
lacks wisdom, he should ask God,
who gives generously to all."


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Hardee/DeSoto
By MILLI JONES WJFX. We hac
Special To The Herald-Advocate sion antenna tc
Q: What is your full name? Q: What wa
A: Emerson Robert Jones. A: Being a fr
Q: What is your birthday? all the citrus gr
A: June 12, 1939. around the area
Q: Where were you born? the time.
A: In my parents' house around the Q: How did
Popash area. A: I met her
Q: Do you have any siblings? were playing th
A:-Two sisters, Alma Lee Malory and was from there.
Dot, who is deceased. only 17. My fir
Q: What was it like in your house geous and beau
as a child? that she was.the
A: Family was a big part. My family marry.
also traveled together. If my parents Q: What are
ever went anywhere, we would always A: That's an
go with them. All six of them:
Q: What was your favorite thing Trey and Nate.
about your high school? Q: Who was
A: Friday night football and girls. ing up?
Q: Were you in any sports or A: John Wayr
clubs? for what was riE
A: Football. I was the guard. I was out on top on al
the secretary in FFA and a member of was also the sta
the Key Club. Q: Do you hi
Q: What was your first job? Did so, what is it?
you enjoy it? A: From the
A: I worked for the USDA inspection others more tha
service at about age 21. I liked it to Q: What is s
start off with because I traveled a lot. I parents said th
worked in 22 different states. After I get?
met my wife, the traveling became too A: Well, I wa
hard. day about some
Q: What the first vehicle you ever interrupted me
owned? something like
A: 1939 Buick that was green. I got trouble. He said
about 15 mpg. thing good about
Q:.Did you have any hobbies you say anything at
enjoyed when a kid? Q: Did you g
A: I liked to build model airplanes. I school? If so, w
liked to hunt and fish. I caught an eight- A: Yes, in 19:
pound bass when I was 12. High. I had a bi
Q: What inventions came out when ber the exact an
you were in school? guess it would I
A: The television. I got one when Q: What wei
there were two channels in the state, as a child?
Channel 4 in Miami and Jacksonville. A: Watering t
The channels were called in Miami was chickens and m
WTVT and in Jacksonville it was that's it. I would


Game!
I to have a 60-foot televi-
get any signal,
s your favorite job?
'uit buyer. I got to talk to
owers and I traveled
a lot. I was about 26 at

you meet your spouse?
at a football game; we
e DeSoto Bulldogs. She
. I was 25 and she was
st thoughts were gor-
tiful. I told my friends
e girl I was going to

* you most proud of?
easy one, my grandkids.
: Milli, Jack, Ian, Shea,

your role model grow-

ne! He usually stood up
ght and he always came
11 of his adventures. He
ar of "True Grit."
ave a favorite quote? If

Scriptures, "Consider
n yourself."
something one of your
at you will never for-

s talking to my dad one
one I didn't like. He
and said that saying
that could get me in
I if you can't say some-
it someone, then don't
all.
graduatee from high
vhat year?
57 from Hardee Senior
g class, I can't remem-
nount but if I had to
be around 130.
re some of your chores

the citrus trees, I fed the
owed the grass. I think
d always help my par-


ents do whatever they asked, though.
Q: D you have any type of tech-
nology ;,owing up?
A: None except the television we got
when I was a senior in high school.
Q: Did you ever enlist into a mili-
tary field?
If so, what '
branch? s il l \ I
A: I
joined the
National Guard and did the boot camp
in Fort Jacksonville, S.C. I was trans-
ferred to Fort Seal in Lawton, Okla. I
was part of the 165th artillery. I was a
gunner on the 105 Howitzer.
Q: How was the economy growing
up?
AT Well, a gallon of gas was about 37
cents. Hourly wages were 85 cents an
hour. When I got out of high school,
jobs were not hard to find like they are
today.
Q: Do you prefer this time period
or the good ol' days?
A: Both have their high points, but I
prefer these days. There is a lot more
convenience and it's more comfortable.
We didn't have any air conditioner or
fast-food restaurants. The only two
restaurants in Wauchula at the time
were Knight's Drive-In and See's
Drive-In.
Q: What was your family's main
source of transportation?
A: A car. A Chevrolet, but I can't
remember the year.
Q: Did you have a favorite pet? If
so, tell me about it.
A: Yes, his name was Boots. He was
a Cocker Spaniel. He was black and
white. He just became part of the fami-
ly.
Q: Where are your ancestors from?
A: Wales. Well, my father was from
Wales and my mother's ancestors were


10 HOURS A
MONTH! The Hardee
Statute 100
That's all it takes to speak 9:00 a.m. fo
up for a child. Volunteer to The regular
be a Guardian Ad Litem. following thE
.773-2505 meeting on'


November 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3C

from Germany.
Q: If you could go back in time and
change something, what would it be?
A: I believe in God's plan for the uni-
verse, so even if I had the opportunity
to change something I would be hesitant
in doing so.
Q: What is the best advice you have
ever received?
A: When achieving a goal, do it the
best you can to the best of your ability.
No one really told me that, I just picked
it up on my own.
Q: Who is your favorite president?
Why do you like him so much?
A: Ronald Reagan! When the airplane
control tower went on strike, he hired
military and other qualified people to
work and when the originals came back
to wanting their jobs back, he wouldn't
give them back.
One of the quotes he closed a speech
with was, "I've spoken of the Shining
City all my political life ... In my mind
it was a tall, proud city built on rocks
stronger than oceans, windswept, God-
blessed, and teeming with people of all
kinds living in harmony and peace; a
city with free ports that hummed with
commerce and creativity. And if there
had to be city walls, the walls had
doors, and the doors were open to any-
one with the will and the heart to get
here. That's how I saw and see it still."
And that is why I liked him.

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


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4( The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2012

Hardee Count' Farm Bureau Held

Annual Membership Meeting Oct. 15


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
State Senate candidate Bill Galvano of Bradenton (left) visits with Hardee Farm Bureau
President David Royal and State Rep. Ben Albritton of Wauchula. Galvano is an attorney
and former state representative. Albritton grows citrus for a living and is one of the few
state lawmakers involved in agriculture.


Debbie Carlton and David Spencer of Gospel Jubilee prov
chicken dinner was held at the Hardee Agri-Civic Center.


Hardee High School Future Farmers of America officers are Brent Wheeler, advisor;
Joseph Vickers, student advisor; Destiny McCauley, student advisor; and Brea Farrer,
treasurer.


Pershing Platt, 93, talks with Hardee County Farm Bureau
President David Royal. Platt was a founding Hardee Farm
Bureau board member in 1950, along with Doyle E. Carlton
Jr., Morton Jones, chairman Harold Metheny, and Francis
Roberts.


-, _X pJL r,
M St. Rep. Ben Albritton said agriculture is a pillar of Florida's
From left are Kramer Royal, FFA vice president; Matt economy with tourism and construction. He cited the im-
Joyner, federal affairs officer of the Florida Department of portance of perseverance and keeping in touch with law-
Agriculture; and Dillard Albritton, FFA president. makers about agricultural matters. Water and labor are
important issues.


HHS FFA officers are Erica Roberts, historian; Kramer Royal, vice president; and Dillard
Albritton, president, standing by Bill Galvano, Republican candidate for state senator.


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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet


Memory Lane


IUBI-T-7EC' 8r LINC'4 4LB iTTOIj
These little ones are first graders at Zolfo Springs Elementary School. The year is 1950.
Students and their teacher are (front, from left) Harry Hines, unidentified. Steve McClellan,
unidentified, Shirley Rickett, Joan Franks and Lousie Crews; (middle) Billy Douglas, Linda
Chambers, Gail Altman, Jim Ridley, Henry Driskell, Ronnie Williams and Kenneth Williams;
(back) Inez McClellan, Linda Bowen, Edward Stephens, Frankie Murphy and Joann Paris with
teacher Mrs. Metheny.

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We want to welcome all the
snowbirds coming as quickly as
they can get here. It is always
fun to watch the park family
return. We also would like to
extend our sympathy to those
who lost their loved ones over
the summer; they will all be
missed.
Halloween evening was our
first activity for the season, with
golf carts carrying the treaters
delivering almost 100 bags of
candy for the residents, donated
by many of the residents with a
pledge over the Internet, lead-
ing them with a tractor and
wagon with residents and hay
for those who wanted to be a
part of the fun. Following we
had doughnuts and apple cider
punch, donated by the activities
fund, serving 68 for a greet-
and-meet fun evening.
CHAPEL
As the piano was played by
Cheryl Conkle, Curtis and Jean
Chaffin and Wayne and Lynn
Shick greeted or were ushers
for 46 attending our first service
of the season. Many wearing
red, white and blue as a request
from Pastor David. Wayne
Shick welcomed everyone and
had each and every one stand
and give their name and where
they were from.
Bob Conkle led us in some
hymns of praise and Cheryl
played a special "When We All
Get To Heaven," followed by
Pastor David's sermon titled
"Where Does God and Country
Meet?" Bible reading was from
Romans 15.
Christians have slacked off
in the past, with fewer voting
for our officials in government.
Pastor David wanted to express


it is our job and a privilege to
vote. Closing hymn, "God Be
With You Till We Meet Again."
COFFEE HOUR
Gerry Wilhelm is filling in
for Janet while John recuperates
in Canada,, prayers go up for
him. We had 92 enjoying
doughnuts and coffee for our
first coffee hour for the season.
Gerry led the pledge and
prayer, then introduced Sheriff
Lanier about what is happening
in Bowling Green and how they
are protecting us. Gerry read a
letter from Janet regarding
John's health issues, which was
a heart-rending letter. Many of
the chairmen announced when
they would begin their activities
for the season.
The Perkins coconut cream
pie, 50/50 and many merchants'
coupons were given away.
Congrats!
WHAT'S NEW
AT PIONEER CREEK?
Our newest last season was a
restoration group called "Rusty
Nuts," to repair and work on old
cars, trucks or restoring items
from the past.
This season, we now have
Pickle Ball as a new activity.
Bob Blue and Larry Willey will
be the coaches for beginners
and those who have experi-
enced this new type of sport.
They are hoping for spectators
as well as participants to come
and join in the fun. Monday
and Fridays at 4 o'clock until
dusk. As it grows it may be-
come a morning activity as
well. Come and join in the fun
in front of Bob Blue's playing
in the street with the painted
court in blue!


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6C The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2012


Career Opportunities for Students While Attending High School
by Lt. Col. Tony Hingle, HHS AFJROTC Instructor


Would you like to earn an industry
certification while attending high
school, making yourself more
competitive and better prepared
for a post high school career or
college? Sounds good, doesn't it?
H.ardee High offers this opportunity
through a range of courses under
the Department of Career and
Technical Education, or CTE.
CTE is more than just vocational
training. CTE is applying academics
in real world training. It prepares
students to immediately enter the
workforce post-graduation with
highly sought after certifications,
or provides a springboard to con-
tinue post-secondary education.
In CTE courses, more core aca-
demic abilities are required than in
the past as CTE material tends to be
more technical. For those who rise
to the challenge, the training CTE
offers makes our graduates more
competitive in a technologically-
oriented and global economy.
Hardee offers seven diverse CTE
programs, six of which are currently
registered academies within the
school offering advanced technical
and specialized courses integrating
career and academic preparation.
The six academies are Animal
Biotechnology -Agriculture, Building
Construction, Microsoft IT Academy,
Culinary Arts, Early Childhood
Education, and Nursing Assistant.
Automotive Technology is in the


accreditation phase with its sights
set on 'academy' status next year.
Without exception, all seven pro-
grams offer the student the opportunity
to earn industry certifications while in
high school at no cost to them. Listed
below are the CTE programs and the
certification opportunities they offer.
Animal Biotechnology. Agri-
Technology students can obtain the
Agriculture Technician Certification.
It makes students employable in
entry level positions throughout
the agriculture industry and can
lead to careers in the agriculture,
food and natural resources fields.
Building Construction. Students
can earn the National Center for
Construction Education and Research
(NCCER)certification. Classes
in the Construction Technology
Academy can lead to careers in
construction and architecture.
Microsoft IT Academy. Students
in the IT Academy have the
opportunity to earn their Microsoft
Office Specialist certifications
in Microsoft Office programs;
Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Certification in this area can lead to
careers in information technology.
Culinary Arts. Students may
earn ServSafe and the National
Restaurant Association Kitchen
Skills certification. Both certi-
fications help students secure
food service employment and a
start for a possible career in the


In the building construction class at Hardee High School, students learn safety
procedures for using the electrical equipment. Here Andres 'Hernandez dem-
onstrates the safe use of the Radial Arm Saw as Joseph Vickers looks on.


hospitality and tourism industry.
Early Childhood Education. Numerous
certifications awarded by the Florida De-
partment of Children and Families include
Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations,
Health, Safety, and Nutrition, and
Child Growth and Development. Students
are prepared for a career in education.
Nursing Assistant Program. Students
are eligible to take the state certification
test for nursing assistant, or CNA. A CNA
is advantageous in obtaining advanced
LPN and RN certifications. Courses
offered in this program lead to careers


in the health science and medical fields.
Automotive Technology. (Certification
Pending) Upon completion of. the
curriculum, students are eligible totake
four of the Automotive Service Excel-
lence (ASE) exams. Hardee High School's
National Automotive Technicians Edu-
cation Foundation (NATEF) certi-fication
assures students are prepared for the level
of technology today's mechanic requires.
Students completing one of these
programs may also be eligible for Florida
Gold Seal scholarship funds. See your
guidance counselor for more information.


The Hardee Senior High School Blue Star Brigade looks great in their new band More than 80 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets gather to pay respect to
uniforms! Band students pictured here in the new uniform are from leftto right the United States Flag at a reveille ceremony before the start of the
Front Row: Oscar Ramirez, Jonathan Martin, James Gibson and Evi Arce; Back school day at Hardee Senior High School. As part of the ROTC pro-
Row: Luc Alfred, Joseph Frey, Jose Jurado, Telvin Frazier and Jacob Garza. gram, all cadets learn flag protocol and etiquette. Attendance at
this reveille, conducted monthly, was the best in the unit's history.


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To pump up the spirit for the Desoto vs. Hardee football game, students were per-
mitted to dress in themed clothing each day. This year, "Nerd Day" was one of the
more popular themes. These "nerds" gathered at the student block and posed in
character for the camera. Pictured (L to R) are front row: Makayla Chancey, Milli
Jones, Dana Terrell, Arissa Camel and Savannah Miller; back row: Rufino Gabriel,
Rayna Parks, Deanna Sanchez, Miranda Smith and Farrah Muntz.


Calendar of Upcoming ,,:

Events


11/16

11/17


11/19 11/23
11/26
11/26
.11/27
11/27
11/28


Last Day for Yearbook Pictures and
Payments
Key Club District Meeting & Workday
at the Center for Great Apes
Fall Break
Girl's Basketball v. Palmetto
Girl's Soccer @ Ft. Meade
Boy's Soccer v. Ft. Meade
Girl's Basketball v. Sebring
2nd Nine Weeks Progress Reports Issued


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November 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7C


Pet Of he Wee


Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann Gregg


REALITY RANCH YOUTH RODEO: THE JUNE-YERS
Now we see how the Hardee County youth did in the middle
of the pack the Juniors division.
The cowboys included Dawson Cantu, Seth McGee, Tony
Webb, Parker Carlton and his cousin, Justin Keen, with one lone
cowgirl, Gracie Albritton.
There is no Tots division for the buddy roping event (this is
calf tie-down roping, but where an adult flanks the calf, then the
youth takes over and ties the three legs required), so Cameron
Cantu and Cayden Newsome (who we saw covered in the last col-
umn) are included in the Juniors division for this event.
Gracie is a true-blue barrel racer, and she leans into those
metal cans with such speed and grace (get the pun!) that I don't
know how she doesn't tip over at times. And she competes in other,
professional, barrel-racing events. This season she wound up in
fifth place, with some real stiff competition from the out-of-town
girls.
Seth McGee competes in goat-tying, breakaway roping and
chute doggin'. He garnered second place for his skill in tying up
goats, but really shone in the chute doggin', where he took home
the winner's buckle. (For those of you not in the know, this event
is where a steer is held in the chute with the competitor holding it
by the horns. The gate opens, and they must walk, drag or some-
how get the animal across a line, where they then mug it to the
ground. This is a lot harder than it sounds!)
Tony Webb participates in goat-tying, breakaway (where he
placed fifth) and buddy roping, where with the able assistance of
his dad, Justin, he landed in the fourth spot.
Justin Keen limits his rodeo events to chute doggin', and get-
ting a start late in the season didn't allow him enough points to
place. Cuz Parker Carlton is also a chute-dogger, coming in a close
second behind Seth, and coming in fourth place in the junior bull-
riding (Parker doesn't ride until the football season is over. Coach,
I hope you read this!).
That leaves Dawson Cantu, a young cowboy who (which will
come as no surprise to most of you readers) added to his already
extensive buckle and saddle collection. He participates in goat-
tying, where he came in third, and chute doggin', where he placed
fourth. But the roping events are where Dawson really shines, and
that shows by his garnering the top spot (and a belt buckle) in
breakaway and as the heeler in team roping, and he also placed sec-
ond in the buddy roping and as the header in team roping.
And all of this amounted to Dawson being awarded the "All-
Around Cowboy" specially engraved saddle in the Juniors division.
Congrats to all of you, and good luck in the new season!
Keep these "Bits," boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg
in on your-events and achievements, and she'll keep you covered.
Reach her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding,
Cowboys and Cowgirls!


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Gracie Albritton makes a tight turn at the second barrel
in the Juniors barrel racing.


Justin Keen with the steer as they cross the line coming
out of the chute in the chute-doggin' event.


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Dawson Cantu sits astride
his latest saddle, this one
for the All-Around Junior
Cowboy. Weekely
Bro.s/Davie Pro Rodeo
were the sponsors of this
saddle.


Tony Webb swings his rope in the breakaway-roping
event.


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
Parker Carlton shows off his bull-riding skills in the
Reality Ranch finals. The bullfighters are T.J. Steele on
the left and Brandon Dieter on the right.


Taylor Bolin awards Seth McGee the winner's belt buck-
le for the Junior division chute doggin' event.


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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.

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8C The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2012


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

COUNTY
Nov. 11, Pablo Ortuno Posadas, 30, of 3445 Elm St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Nov. 11, David Karl Hastings, 48, of 3949 Prescott Ave., Ona,
was arrested by Dep. John McLeod and' charged with battery on a
person 65 or older.
Nov. 11, Shimarr Duffun Jackson, 22, of 310 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton and
charged with battery.
Nov. 11, thefts on SR 66 and on East Main Street were report-
ed.

Nov. 10, Jose Ricardo Escamilla, 25, of 317 Orange St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and charged
with battery, depriving a victim/witness of communication and
fraud giving false ID to an officer.
Nov. 10, Shawn Curtis Rhymes, 26, of 580 Webb Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Juan Castillo and charged with
battery.
Nov. 10, Juan Daniel Gonzalez, 34, of 2324 Gebhart Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. James Adler on an out-of-
county warrant.
Nov. 10, Christopher Hernandez, 28, of 513 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with
battery, resisting an officer without violence and battery on an offi-
cer/firefighter etc.
Nov. 10, Mauro Ortiz, 43, of 8133 U.S. 17 North, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with resisting
an officer with violence.
Nov. 10, a vehicle stolen on Myrtle Street and a fight on U.S.
17 North were reported.

Nov. 9, Ashley Earlene Hines, 26, of 764 Polk Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with bat-
tery.
Nov. 9, Cipriano Ibarra, 28, of 2446 Taylor Dr., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther on a charge of contempt of court
- violation of an injunction for protection.
Nov. 9, Jordy Lee Mendoza, 28, of 3551 Poplar St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged
with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
Nov. 9, Robert Lee Mendoza, 50, of 3551 Poplar St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by DTF and charged with three counts sell-
ing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a specified location, use
of a two-way communication device to commit a crime, possession
of methamphetamine, two counts possession/manufacture of drug
paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nov. 9, Lindsay Lee Nichols, 24, of 3551 Poplar St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of
methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nov. 9, Betty Sue Pace, 39, of 125 Carlton St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Det. Russell Conley on a charge of violation of proba-
tion.
Nov. 9, a tag stolen on SR 62, and thefts on SR 64 and on CR
663 were reported.

Nov. 8, a residential burglary on Altman Road and a theft on
Creek Road were reported.

Nov. 7, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Nov. 6, Nicole Renee Smith, 31, of 822 N. Florida Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested and charged with possession of methampheta-
mine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nov. 6, Avimael Cruz, 21, of 3080 Hickory Court, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested on two counts of failure to appear in, court.
Nov. 6, Sylvester Murillo, 29, of 305 Keeton St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Kevin Whip and charged with disorderly
intoxication.

WAUCHULA
Nov. 11, a residential burglary on Rust AvenUe was reported.

Nov. 10, Jermaine Lee Harris, 31, of 720 E. Bay St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Spencer and charged with bat-
tery and false imprisonment of an adult.

Nov. 7, Eric Dan Hulen, 41, of 1226 Farm Road, Sebring, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on an out-of-county warrant.
Nov. 7, a residential burglary on Court Street was reported.

Nov. 6, Sonia Aviles, 32, of 1407 Highlands Dr., Sebring, and
Marcus Lanier Robinson, 31, of 5015 N. Mason Dixon Ave.,
Bowling Green, were arrested by Cpl. Robert Spencer and charged
with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK
CUST TC09 LLC, the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 692 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009

Description of Property:

W1/2 OF LOTS 8 TO 10 INC
BLK 31 CARLTON & MCEWEN ADD
PRO-77-56 339P18 564P829
630P664 642P858

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: ADELA O. CHANCEY

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.


Nov. 6, a residential burglary on East Townsend Street was
reported.

Nov. 5, Timothy Rodney Carter, 46, of 1114 Downing Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with con-
tempt of court violation of a domestic violence injunction for
protection.

BOWLING GREEN
Nov. 11, a theft on West Jones Street was reported.

Nov. 10, Adrian Rios, 22, of 855 Pleasant Way, Bowling
Green, was arrest'', by Ofc. Sean Guthas and charged with disor-
derly intoxication. ,nd fraud giving false ID to an officer.
Nov. 10, a theft on Dixiana Drive was reported.

Nov. 9, a theft on West Main Street was reported.


COUNTY COURT.
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Jose Daniel Alonso Alva-
rado, 24, Wauchula, and Erica
Danielle Trevino, 27, Wau-
chula.
William Daniel Abbott, 22,
Wauchula, and Cassidy Breann
Barnett, 22, Wauchula.
David Ty Lee, 26, Zolfo
Springs, and Mindy Christine
Douglas, 24, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
RAS Group Inc. Wells Fargo
vs. Otto K. Humphrey, stipula-
tion settlement approved, case
dismissed.
Midland Funding vs. Yadira
Restrepro, dismissed for lack of
progress.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Brian L. May and Stephanie L.
May, dismissed for lack of
progress.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Juan Daniel Gonzalez, dis-
missed.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Javier Silva Centeno, viola-
tion of city noise ordinance,
adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution.
Christian Herrera, battery,
. not prosecuted.
Daniel Roy Knarr, violation
of a domestic violence injunc-
tion for protection, two months
in jail with credit for time
served, $325 fine and court'
costs and $50 cost of prosecu-
tion placed on lien.
Justin Andrew Taylor, ob-
taining property by worthless
check, not prosecuted.
Glen Narrow, trespass on
property other than a structure
or conveyance, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 cost of prosecu-
tion, $50 investigative costs.
Rosalina Jackson, trespass/-
larceny with relation to a utility,
transferred to pre-trial diver-
sionary program, not prosecut-
ed.
Cedric Jawann Taylor, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges possession of drug
paraphernalia and possession of
marijuana), probation revoked,
four months in jail, $50 public
defender fee and $50 cost of


prosecution added to outstand-
ing fines and fees.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Maria J. Valadez vs. Mario Y.
ValUdez Jr., petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Lesley
Lyle Stenico, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
FNC Bank National Associa-
tion vs. Rebecca Lazo et al,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Everbank vs. Ella Mae
Edwards, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Chassyte Kelley vs. Ben-
jamin Benchina, petition for
injunction for protection.
Jorge Paullin Leon and
Marisela Arroyo, divorce.
Mary Elizabeth King and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Kristopher A.
Barlow, petition for child sup-
port.
Magali Almanza and DOR
vs. Juan Guerrero Tapia, peti-
tion for child support.
Marlena Jenel Parker and
DOR vs. Joshua Cody Lopez,
petition for child support.
Mary M. Garcia and DOR
vs. Jose Enrique Orosco, peti-
tion for child support.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Paul Knarr and Heather M.
Lillie, order.
Victoria Heather Andrews'
Moreno and Jose A. Moreno,
divorce.
Autovest Financial Services
LLC vs. Florentino Obregon Jr.,
judgment of Sept. 18, 2012
vacated.
Bridget McVay and Joey
McVay, order.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Dorothy R. Richey to Darrell
Kaufman Sr. and Darrell
Kaufman Jr., $30,000.
Jimmie L. Smith as trustee to
3-C Enterprises, $35,000.
Olivia Torres and Pedro
Torres to Pedro Granados,


$35,000.
Taco Bell of America Inc. to
Orlos & Co., $513,300.
Noey A. Flores and Michael
D. Bovett to Felix Antonio


Martinez and Alejandra A.
Hernandez Vasquez, $43,000.
Robert M. and Dada L.
O'Neal to Jacob L. and Laurel
L. Cornelius, $250,000.


Disease Found In


North Florida Deer


Florida is the latest state to
report the presence of epizootic
hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in
its white-tailed deer herd.
This viral disease has been
confirmed in two deer and sus-
pected in at least 10 others from
North Florida that were exam-
ined this year.
EHD is an insect-borne dis-
ease, transmitted to deer by
small biting flies known as
midges or "no-see-ums." The
disease can cause illness or
death in individual deer. It
should disappear when freezing
temperatures halt insect activity.
The disease cannot be trans-
mitted to humans or pets, how-
ever as a general rule, people
should avoid consuming sick or
unhealthy deer.
"This is a disease that you
typically see in late summer or
the fall, and it often occurs after
periods of drought," said Dr.


Mark Cunningham, wildlife
veterinarian for the Florida Fish
& Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission. "The good news is we
don't expect long-term impacts
to our state's deer herd."
Deer infected with EHD may
have pronounced swelling of
the head, neck and tongue, and
often have large ulcers in the
mouth. Infected deer are often
found near water and may be
lethargic, lame and emaciated.
The FWC is monitoring the
health of the state's deer herd
and is examining deer for EHD
and other diseases. Sightings of
sick or dead deer can be report-
ed to the FWC by calling 866-
CWD-Watch (866-293--9282),
which is the state's chronic
wasting disease hotline number.
In addition to Florida, at least
12 other states are reporting
EHD cases.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK
CUST TC09 LLC, the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 514 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009

Description of Property:

LOT 11 BLK 13
WAUCHULA HILLS SUBD
28 33S 25E
486P484 200825005014

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: KEVIN E. CHRISTMAS

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
19 day of DECEMBER, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 8'h day of November, 2012.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252012TD012XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 111512:6c




NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK
CUST TC09 LLC, the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 910 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009

Description of Property:

LOT 3 BLK 8
MAGNOLIA MANOR
85P307 AFF&DC-288P307P308
AFF&DC-411 P117&118 DC-461 P531 P
532 PR94-010 PMR2/94 623P931
725P744-LP 200725008486
200725008806

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: GEORGE E. PATTERSON

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
19T day of DECEMBER, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 7"' day of November, 2012.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252012TD011XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 11:15-12:6c
1 1. 150-12:6.c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK
CUST TC09 LLC, the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 1040 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009

Description of Property:

LOTS 12 & 13 BLK 19
R & S RE-SUB OF R & S ADD
LOCATED IN 26-3S4-25E
200825003951/DC-NM, SR

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: ELENA MENDOZA AND
HEIRS OF N R

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
19T day of DECEMBER, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 9th day of November, 2012.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252012TD014XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512


Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
19tH day of DECEMBER, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 9"' day of November, 2012.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252012TD015XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 11:15-12:6c


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November 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 9C


Contaminated Lots Could Get Help


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Assistance from a potential
$600,000 regional grant spurred
controversy in last week's com-
mission meeting.
Helen Sears, a planner with
the Central Florida Regional
Plannoig Council, came to the
Hardee County Commission
meeting last Thursday to advise
of her agency's application for
the Environmental Protection
Agency program called
Brownfields Revitatlization
Partnership for use in Hardee,
DeSoto, Highlands, Okeecho-
bee and Polk counties. -
'Half of the three-year grant
could be used to assess proper-
ties possibly available for ex-
pansion or redevelopment for
industrial or commercial use. It
could pay for looking at sites
where hazardous materials
and/or petroleum products were
used and possibly contaminated
the abandoned sites.
Should a Phase 1 or Phase 2
evaluation show contamination
exists, some of the money could
possibly be used for clean up to
restore properties to productive
use.
Property owners could be
cities, the county or individual
residents, said Sears, noting
CFRPC would go into commu-
nities and advise realtors, banks
and others of the program.
Sometimes an evaluation could
show no evidence of pollution,
and that clean bill of health
would make the property attrac-
tive, she said.
The program is not regulatory
and such sites would not be
reported, Sears said in response
to a question about that. She
said landowners would not be
eligible for evaluation and
cleanup loans or grants if they
caused the pollution.
Commissioner Grady John-
son was reluctant, saying a
good faith effort could be dev-
astating to a landowner who
might then have to finance
cleanup themselves if the
grant/loan monies ran out or
they were not eligible for some
reason.
Most purchasers want an
assessment, said some commis-


sioners.
Henry Kuhlman said his
request for information on a
Brownfield assessment on the
Peace River Electric Coopera-
tive Building on U.S. 17 and
REA Road had not yielded any
information as, asked county
attorney Ken Evers to answer
the question since he is also
board attorney for the Industrial
Development Authority which
recently purchased the PRECo
property. Evers said he was not
the attorney handling the' prop-
erty transfer and did not know if
a pre-purchase assessment was
done.
The commission voted unani-
mously to work with CFRPC on
making the Brownfield monies
available to local residents.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-approved a proclamation
of November 2012 as National
Hospice and Palliative Care
Month in Hardee County as
requested by Becky McIntyre
of Good Shepherd Hospice,
which provided compassionate
care last year to over 40 Hardee
County residents with terminal
illnesses.
-approved application for
an Edward Byrne Memorial
Justice Assistance grant this
year of $3,392 for the Sheriff's
Office to purchase tasers.
-approved a housing lien
subordination policy for people
getting housing rehabilitation
grants and also responsible for a
primary mortgage or loan. Each
one with a loan and housing
subordination grant will be
brought before the commission.
It is a small percentage of the
county's 400 housing liens han-
dled by the local Community
Development Office.
-approved a part-time cus-
todial position of 20 hours a
week for the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Arnold
Lanier explained that the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement had mandated that
trustees could not have access
to any office or the squad room
where state and federal NCIC/-
FCIC information could be ob-
tained from a computer data
base.


Although a breach of security
has not happened in Hardee
County, it has apparently hap-
pened elsewhere and has result-
ed in the no access rule for
trustees, said Lanier. Building
and Grounds director Danny
Weeks said a person already on
part-time staff would become
full-time to take up the addi-
tional duties of sweeping, mop-
ping and emptying garbage
cans in office and squad areas.
-approved the write-off of
$229,691.67 in unpaid emer-
gency management bills for the
fiscal year 2009-10 in accord
with auditing requirements.
Fire Chief Robert Clayton said
the bills represent about 32 per-
cent of the revenue and would
still be pursued, perhaps using a
different method than a collec-
tion agency, which has not been
successful.
-was advised by Commis-
sion Chairman Minor Bryant
that people wanting to give
handouts to the commission
should do so several days
beforehand through the County
Manager's administrative sec-
retary so commissioners would
have time to study them before
the meeting, not during the
meeting when other people
were speaking.
-approved a budget amend-
ment to correctly reflect the
total project costs of $231,000
for road and culvert work being
done on Bostick Road and
upcoming work in Knollwood
subdivision using hot-mix dou-
ble microseal instead of the
double chip rock overlay used
recently on Maude, Vandolah,
Airport and other roads which
are no longer dusty but are
experiencing turn failures and
deterioration.
The Knollwood ad Recrea-
tion Center loop paving should
cost about $47,000 and be done
under a piggy-back with a St.
John's County project, said Ken
Wheeler, county engineer and
director of the Road and Bridge
department. The piggy-back
demonstration will be done at
significant savings, less than $4
a square yard as compared to
the usual $6 square yard in
other paving, said Wheeler.',


GOT CAUGHT READING!


COURTESY PHOTO
The, Hardee Senior High School media center recently hosted a week-long "Scholastic
Book Fair." Adding to the excitement of encouraging students to read, media special-
ist Diane Bryan initiated a schoolwide "Got Caught Reading" program. Students found
reading just for the fun of it could receive a "Got Caught Reading" card from any staff
member. The cards were then entered into daily drawings for a free book. In all, 30 stu-
dents were able to choose a free book. In addition to that program was one for teach-
ers, with those who brought their classes in to view the Book Fair entered into a draw-
ing for a classroom library of free books. The winning teacher was Linda Shayman. The
annual fair proved an encouragement to all. Above, three of the "Got Caught Reading"
student winners (from left) Kaitlin Oden, Dalton Forrester and Edrice Rogers with
media center volunteer Elaine Cook.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Th
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT II
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 25,2012-CA-00017
GEORGE F. BROWN REVOCA-
BLE LIVING TRUST DATED FEI
RUARY 23,1995
Plaintiff,
INO VELAZQUEZ and GLORIA
VELAZQUEZ and ANY
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVI
pursuant to the Consent Fin
Judgment of Foreclosure enter
by this Court on November
2012, In Case No. 25-2012-C
000178 In the Circuit Court of t
Tenth Circuit In and for Hard
County, Florida, In whi
GEORGE F. BROWN REVOCAB
LIVING TRUST DATED FEBR
ARY 23,1995 is the Plaintiff, a
Ino Velazquez and Gloria
Velazquez are the Defendan
the Clerk of Court will sell to t
highest and best bidder for ca
at the sale held on the Seco
Floor, room 202, at 417 W. Ma
Street, Wauchula, Florida 338
at 11:00 a.m. on November 2
2012; the following describe
property as set forth In t
Consent Final Judgment
Foreclosure, to wit:
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
a. The SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4,
LESS 25 feet wide East
and 25 feet wide South in
the NW 1/4 of said SE 1/4
of the SE 1/4 Section 33,
Township 35 South, Range
26 East, Hardee County,
Florida.
Parcel Identification,
Number: 33-35-26-0000-
07470-0000
S Bethea Roaq, Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890 (39.99
acres)
AND
b. The North 3/4 of the


East 1/4 of Section 33,
Township 35 South, Range
26 East, Hardee County,
Florida, LESS Begin at the
SW corner of the NE 1/4 of
the SE 1/4 of Section 33,
Township 35 South, Range
26 East, Hardee County,
Florida, thence N 0 03' 53"
E and along the West line
of the East 1/4 of said
Section 33, 1634.89 feet,
thence N 86* 51' 53" E,
25.04 feet thence S 0 03'
53" W, 1636.41 feet to a
point on the South line of
the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of
said Section 33, thence N
89 38' '47" W, and along
said line, 25.00.feet to the
Point of Beginning.
Parcel Identification
Numbers: 33-35-26-0000-
07450-0000 and 33-35-26-
0000-07460-0000
6933 Bethea Road, Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890 (5
acres) and Bethea Road,
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
(114 acres)
except as herein before set forth,
in accordance with Fla. Stat.
45.031. Said sale will be made
pursuant to and In order to satis-
fy the terms of the Consent Final
Judgment of Foreclosure,
The "highest bidder" for pur-
poses of this Notice of Sale, Is
defined as the party who bids the
largest amount of money to pur-
chase the Property and who com-
pletes the sale In a timely fashion,
as hereinafter set out. The one
who bids the largest amount of
money to purchase the Property
shall be permitted to complete
the sale by delivering to the
Clerk, the balance of such bid,
over and above the deposit, by
2:00 p.m. the day of sale.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIM-
ING A RIGHT TO FUNDS
REMAINING AFTER THE SALE,
YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH
THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REM-
INING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS,
ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD
AS THE DATE OF THE LIS PEN-
DENS MAY CLAIM THE SUR-
PLUS.
If you are a person with a disabil-
Ity who needs any accommoda-
tion In order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830,
(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.
MATTHEW J. KOVSCHAK,
ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No.: 602876
Matthew J. Kovschak, P.A.
4 Post Office Box 989
Bartow, FL 33831-0989
863-285-6806 (telephone)
866-873-8340 (telecopier)
mlkovschak@aol.com
Attorney for Plaintiff
11:8,15s


Don't Be Left Out!
HARDEE LIVING
DEADLINE
IS THURSDAY AT 5 RM.


Fish Busters
By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


TROPHY CATCH
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission kicked
R. off "TrophyCatch" on Oct. I to reward anglers for catching, docu-
menting and voluntarily releasing trophy-sized bass in Florida.
On the first day, Larry Campbell caught an 11.25-pound, 26.5-
inch-long bass while fishing in the St. Johns River with his younger
/ brother, using live shrimp. They had caught and released several
four- to seven-pound bass before Larry broke the 10-pound barrier
for the first time in his 20 years of fishing.
EN They found where they could boast online about their catch
nal and posted it on TrophyCatchFlorida.com, an FWC website hosted
ed by the World Fishing Network.
5, If Only...
A- If only Larry had read the rules first and taken photos of his
ee bass on scales, with the weight showing, and on a tape measure
c" with the length showing, he would have had the' first entry into the
LE new Trophy Bass Club. However, without appropriate photos to
U- verify the weight and length for TrophyCatch, his fish was at least
nd entered into the Big Catch Program.
R. "I'll know next time," he responded graciously. "Things are
he just starting to heat up here. Thanks for the awesome recognition
sh program."
nd On Oct. 9, Marcus Arrendondo caught a 29-inch bass with a
*in girth of 24 inches and estimated at 14 pounds.
73 If only he had called the FWC, toll-free, at 855-FL-TROPHY
28, (855-358-7674) while he had the live fish in his possession, an
he FWC employee would have come out to examine the bass, ensure
of it was live-released and healthy, and weigh it'on certified scales. If
it exceeded 13 pounds, it would have been entered into the Hall of
Fame. The FWC would have provided a free fiberglass replica
from New Wave Taxidermy and a bundle of other prizes (see below


I


for details).
Got One
Then, on Oct. 16, Corey Dolan got one. He landed a 12.3-
pound largemouth bass on Lake Talquin and released it to become
the first entrant in the TrophyCatch program. Dolan started fishing
at sunrise on his last day off before starting a new job and was
rewarded when, around 1:30 in the afternoon, a huge bass struck
his artificial worm.
Dolan found TrophyCatchFlorida.com on his smartphone and
ultimately connected with the TrophyCatch hotline. FWC biolo-
gists arrived an hour later to determine a certified weight of 12.3
pounds just short of the Hall of Fame mark (13 pounds), but
qualifying for the Trophy Club.
Dolan will receive $100 in gift cards from sponsors such as
Bass Pro Shops, Dick's Sporting Goods and Rapala Lures, plus a
long-sieeve'Trophy Club shirt from Bass King, and discounts from
New Wave Taxidermy, FishPhotoReplicas.net and SportsmanOn-
Canvas.com.
K.P. Clements, the FWC's TrophyCatch coordinator, said that
as the first TrophyCatch angler, Dolan will also receive a special
one-day pass to fish at the famed Bienville Plantation and is
entered into drawings for other prizes.
The Future
The future is bright for angling in Florida. The latest National
Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation
showed an ll-percent increase in recreational fishing nationally
over the past five years.
Florida remains the No. I destination for anglers, and bass are
the most popular fish in North America.
The future seems even brighter when you hear about young
anglers like 11-year-old Louie Echols from Highlands County.
Louie caught his first bass at age 3. He has a stack of Big
Catch Angler Recognition certificates from the FWC, including
Specialist, Master and Elite Angler recognition. He also is the star
of an episode of "Lunkerville Television," titled "Louie, Louie,"
which airs on WFN.
Louie is a passionate reader of fishing and natural history
books, and is very familiar with Glen Lau's "Bigmouth" and
"Bigmouth Forever" videos. It's not surprising that a youngster like
Louie, mentored by a loving grandfather and other family and
friends, has a passion for sport fishing and desire to conserve our
natural resources.
While fishing from shore with his grandfather, Dan Echols,
and while grandpa was starting to pack up, Louie cast a little min-
now one last time along the bank. The result? He caught a 14-
pound "hawg" that he released, so she could grow, and perhaps be
caught again. A fiberglass mount of the fish adorns his bedroom
wall with his other fishing mementos.
Personally, I can't wait until we get a call on the TrophyCatch
hotline to come certify him into the Florida Bass Hall of Fame.
TrophyCatch includes three tiers to encourage reporting and
live-releasing bass heavier than eight pounds that are caught in
Florida waters.
"It is important for anglers to read and understand all the rules
and details about rewards, which may change during the year, since
they are provided by various sponsors," said Clements (see Tro-
phyCatchFlorida.com). However, just for registering, an angler is
entered into a drawing for a Phoenix bass boat, Mercury motor and
trailer.
To keep informed, please like us at Facebook.com/Trophy-
CatchFlorida.


Briarwood

House Fire

Contained
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
crews were dispatched on
Thursday of last week for a
house fire in the Briarwood
subdivision.
Crews arrived on scene at
12:40 a.m. and quickly went to
work evaluating the scene. The
power company was notified
and a power drop was requested
from the city of Wauchula. The
State Fire Marshal's office was
also called.
Lt. Greg Pfeiffer conducted a
walk around of the building,
and discovered that the fire was


located in the attic space of a
covered patio. Crews quickly
set up roof operations, cutting
multiple vent holes in the ridge-
line of the roof with a chainsaw.
The fire was knocked down
and under control at 1. Further
overhaul and hot-spot checks
continued until about 1:45 a.m.
"Our guys did an excellent
job at containing the fire and
preventing it from getting into
the main living areas of the
house," reports Chief Robert
Clayton. "Having a really good
hydrant across the street was
extremely beneficial in knock-
ing down the fire so quickly and
saving the home."
Roughly 200 gallons of water
were used. No injuries were
reported. The cause of the fire is
still under investigation by the
state Fire Marshal's Office.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from
Tisbe in Gilead, said to
(King) Ahab, "As the Lord,
the God of Israel lives, whom
I serve, there will be neither
dew nor rain in the next few
years except at my word."...
After a long time, in the third
year, the word of the Lord
came to Elijah, "Go. and
present yourself to Ahab and
I will send rain on the land."
I Kings 17:1,18:1 (NIV)

EBIDAY
But God said to him, "Fool!
Tonight you die. Then who
will get it all? Yes, every man
is a fool who gets rich on
earth but not in heaven."
Luke 12:20 (NIV)

SATURDAY
God gave power to the wind
and measured the water.
Then He made rules for the
rain and set a path for the
thunderstorm to follow, then
He looked at wisdom ... and
He said to humans, "The
fear (respect) of the Lord is
wisdom, to stay away from
evil is understanding."
Job 28:25 (NCV)

SUNDAY
A devout life brings wealth,
but it's the rich simplicity of
being yourself before 'God.
Since we entered this world
penniless and will leave it
penniless, if we have bread
on the table and shoes on
our feet, that's enough.
/ Timothy 6:6-8 (ME)

MONDAY
O Lord! What a variety of
things You have made! In
wisdom You have made
them all. The earth is full -of
all Your creatures. ... Every
one of them depends on You
to give them their food as
they need it.
Psalm 104:24,27 (NLT)

TUESDAY
When the Lord comes, He
will bring to light what dark-
ness hides, and disclose
men's inward motive. Then
will be the time for each to
receive from God such
praise as he deserves.
I Corinthians 4:5b (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
God is more pleased when
we are just and fair than
when we give Him gifts.
Proverbs 21:3 (TLB)


Circle The Date!
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
DEADLINE
IS MONDAY AT 5 RM.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEW'KIRK
CUST TC09 LLC, the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 921 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009

Description of Property:

DESCRIPTION:
LOT 13 BLK 14
MAGNOILIA MANOR
PMR6-93 CD-449P286 PRO-93-062
449P287 5219134

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: LINDA MYRICK AND
MACARTHUR MYRICK

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
5T"day of December, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 30'h day of October, 2012.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252012TD008XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 11:22c




NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PENDER NEWKIRK
CUST TC09 LLC, the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 99 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009

Description of Property: ---

DESCRIPTION:
LOTS 15 TO 16 BLK 14
BOWLING GREEN RR SURVEY
04 33S 25E
525P621 (NC) 527P135 (NC)
PMR7/99 WILL&DC-572P237P239
(MIC) AFF-661 P779 661 P780
661P782 661P1050

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: LINDA SUE GIBSON

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
5T"day of December, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 25"' day of October, 2012.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252012TD007XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512
11;1-22c


TAX COLLECTION NOTICE

The certified tax roll for 2012 has been delivered by the Hardee County
Property Appraiser to Zee Smith, Hardee County Tax Collector for
collection. The 2012 tax roll is now open for payment at the Tax Collector's
office at 110 W. Oak St., Room 102, Wauchula, Florida beginning Thursday,
November 1, 2012 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
The 2012 tax bills were mailed on October 31, 2012. If you have not
received a tax bill by November 15th, contact the Tax Collector's Office at
the number shown below to request a bill be mailed to you.

Discounts allowed are:

November ............................... 4%
December ............................... 3%
January .................................. 2%
February ............................. 1%
M arch ...................................... N et

After April 1st 3% penalty is charged.

YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RECEIPT unless you send a
self-addressed stamped envelope with payment or pay at the Tax
Collector's office.

2013 INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS
Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes for 2013 Tax Year may be paid
in four installments IF an application is filed with the Tax Collector before
May 1, 2013. You must request an application form.
If you are presently paying by the Installment Method, your account will
be automatically renewed for 2013, UNLESS you advise the Tax Collector
to remove your name. THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT APPLY TO 2012
TAXES.


Zerelda "Zee" Smith
Hardee County Tax Collector
110 W. Oak St., Room 102
Wauchula, FL 33873
hardeecountytaxcollector.com
(863) 773-9144
11:8,15c




12C The Herald-Advocate, November 15, 2012


Thank you,

Hardee County!

It's been such a pleasure to become
a part of your community! We are
excited to introduce Continuum Labs'
inaugural class at TechRiver Park!

We are still hiring for:


* Product Development
* Business Development
* Quality Assurance


* Training
* Design
* Marketing


Email your resume to
hireme@continuumlabs.com


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11:15c