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Try Giving

Away Christmas

... Story 3A





Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

113th Year, No. 3
4 Sections, 40 Pages

Plus 5c Sales Tax

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Schools Here Reflect On


Of The Herald-Advocate
Are my children safe at
This question was probably
on most parents' minds this
Monday morning as they held.
onto their kids a little tighter
and gave them an extra kiss
goodbye before sending them
off to school.
After the tragedy that
occurred last Friday at Sandy
Hook Elementary in Newtown,
Conn. where 20 children and
six adults were gunned down -

everyone starts to reflect on
how precious life is.
Another important topic is
safety, especially in a small and
tight-knit community such as
Hardee County.
Every school in the district
has safety procedures in place
that they review and act out at
the beginning of the year.
At Bowling Green Elemen-
tary, a total lockdown procedure
was practiced with the staff
before school began'in August.
They then did the lockdown
again with students when class-

es resumed.
In light of recent events,
Principal Kathy Clark had the
safety procedure list printed
out, reviewed and revised. She
notes they went over the proce-
dure paragraph by paragraph,
ensuring that everyone knew
what to do in case of an emer-
An emergency evacuation
plan was also discussed. For an
added security measure, class-
rooms will now be locked and
the Sheriff's Office as well as.
the Bowling Green. Police

Department have made regular
visits to and drive-bys at the
school. Clark says.
A faulty gate at the school
was also removed and replaced
recently, she adds. Further, the
school is making. sure to ID
anyone who comes on campus,
a control it has been doing for
two years.
. At Zolfo Springs Elemen-
tary, Monday started with a
moment of silence to remember
the victims.
Principal Melanie Henderson
says the staff at her school is


Of The Herald-Advocate
The Christmas holidays bring
joy to many and personal
tragedy to some.
With Hardee County's annual
traffic fatality rate currently sit-
ting at an all-time low, local law
enforcement agencies will be
stepping up patrols in order to
keep residents safe on the road-
ways as they travel to and from
their celebrations.
Add to that the state Depart-
ment of Transportation's launch

The light of Christmas shines brightly in Hardee County, as seen at these Wauchula homes. A ride there or through
the countryside will surely reveal many a joyous glow.

extremely tight with students
and their parents.
Henderson's goal is for par-
ents and students to feel safe
when they go on campus. To do
so, she has had her teachers
review lockdown procedures.
They have been trained to stay
diligent and alert and send
everyone, strangers or volun-
teers, to the office to sign in.
Teachers are also reminded to

keep their keys with them at all
The HCSO added stationary
deputies and periodic patrols.
This week it also helped to
teach the students what to do in
an emergency by holding a suc-
cessful "mock lockdown."
Henderson urges parents to
answer important questions
from children, but warns not to

of its "Drive Sober or Get
Pulled Over" crackdown on
impaired drivers as Floridians
take to the highways, which
will include sobriety check-
points and heavy enforcement.
Locally, sheriff's Maj. Randy
Dey notes agencies here "al,
ways have heightened enforce-
ment" for Christmas and its sur-
rounding days of celebration.
He said there will be extra
deptites on patrol to help
ensure a safe experience for all


BioNitrogen Hires Top Staffers

Of The Herald-Advocate
One of three new associates
for the proposed urea fertilizer
plant in Hardee County has
local roots.
Brian Samuels was recently

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Classifieds..................... 6D
Courthouse Report.......5C
Crime Blotter.................8C
Hardee Living ................2D
Information Roundup...3A
Obituaries .....................4A

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hired to be the facility manager
for the BioNitrogen Corp. plant'
to be.built off CR 663 (Fort
Green-Ona Road) just north of
the Vandolah Power Plant.
Samuels, the son of Donald
Samuels of the Industrial
Development Authority/Eco-
nomic Development Council
and brother to Paul Samuels,
School Board chairman, is very
familiar with the area in which
he was born and raised. He is a
1986 graduate of Hardee High
School, and obtained his bache-
lor's from Warner University in
2000, where he obtained an
MBA in 2002. He has moved
back to his native Fort Green
. He brings 20 years experi-
ence in the fertilizer industry
working for Mosiac Fertilizer.

Reached Tuesday, Samuels said
he has had construction experi-
ence, would be involved in its
construction and would also be
involved in local operations for
the plant, making sure there is a
steady supply of biomass mate-
rials for the plant and arranging
shipping of the finished prod-
Construction for the plant is
slated for early 2013. as soon as
the last of the permits are
Another one of the other
recent BioNitrogen hires is
Ernie Iznaga. who will be oper-
ations manager, ensuring that
the urea fertilizer process will
work efficiently and correctly.
from the time it is fed into the
dryer to the kiln to the gasifica-
tion to the end urea fertilizer

Iznaga has over 20 years
experience in operations .and
engineering management. He
was senior operations manager
for Pratt & Whitney/United
Techologies for 16 years in the
manufacturing, assembly, pur-
chasing and quality operations -
in its two business units. He 4 :,
trained the prestigious Lean COURTESY PHOTO
Manufacturing/Toyota Produc- Think your Christmas card list has gotten too long or
tion Systems firm, Shingujitsu costs too much in postage? Consider members of the
to employ that method in the Communications Unit at the Hardee County Sheriff's
factory. He used that Lean Office, who hand-wrote and decorated, then packaged
implementation and best man- for mailing, more than 1,100 Christmas cards. It was all
agement practices in seven fac- part of Christmas Cards for the Troops, begun by unit
stories and five manufacturing supervisor Beth Reed, whose brother, Army SSG Joseph
plants for Simmons Mattress Ruppert, is currently stationed overseas. Reed called on
Co. the generosity of Sheriff's Office and Hardee County Fire-
BioNitrogen has also hired Rescue staff in donating to the cause, and then she and
Kaufman. Rossin & Co., one of squad members Christine Peiper and Megan White sat
See STAFFERS 2A down and tackled the looooong list!

Letters To Santa

Claus Inside

Drive Sober Or

Get Pulled Over

2A The Herald-Advocate, December 20, 2012

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The Herald-Advocaie welcomes letter to the editor on mraaer, of public
interest Leners should be bnef, and music be wrntten in rjod taste. signed
and include a da tume phone number.
Pre>s releases on iornmunity matters are welcomee Submilsions should hbe
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Kelly's Column
By Jim

Effective Jan.1, 2013. Florida's minimum wage will be $7.79
an hour, reports the Florida Department of Revenue. For tipped
employees meeting eligibility requirements for the tip credit,
employers must pay a direct hourly wage of $4.77 beginning Jan.
1, 2013.
The current wage rate are $7.67 arid $4.65 per hour. For those
who do not want to do the math. this is an increase of 12 cents an
Employers found liable for intentionally violating minimum
wage requirements are subject to a fine of $1,000 per violation,
payable to the state, and can be the subject of a civil action to have
the minimum wage enforced.

Florida Hospital Waitchula had a busy past year, reported
administrator Linda Adler. There were 766 in-patients, 11,000 out-
Spatient visits, and 13,760 emergency room visits.
The hospital has 120 employees and 25 beds and has been des-
ignated one of the best rural hospitals in-the country. The hospital.
had an 85 percent bed occupancy rate in 2011 and is running at 87.
percent in 2012.
SAbouft'21i hories'in' the Waii~liutla HI'- iare'a" hive'beeri
hooked up to the county sewersystem there, andaa least' 120 homes
need to be on the sewer service.
The idea is to reduce groundwater contamination by eliminat-
ing household septic tanks, said County Commission Chair Sue

Hardee County in the past has been No. 1 or No. 2 in the per-
centage rate of teen births in Florida based on population. Not any
more. Hardee is now No. 3 as births are declining.
Births to mothers under age 18 in Hardee have gone from 39
to 26 to 20 from 2009-to 2011. There were 45 in 2000.
The Hardee County Alliance for Substance Abuse and
Pregnancy Prevention is urging children and adults not to abuse
alcohol, not to use drugs, to make healthy choices in life, listen to
your parents, have good role models in your life, and do not hang
out with people who will lead you into trouble.
There were 390 Hardee County births in 2011.

The U.S. Department of 'Agriculture last week reduced the
estimated Florida orange crop from 154 million boxes to 148 mil-
lion boxes. The per pound solids price of early, and midseason
oranges has jumped frorn $1.25 to $1.50.
Researchers blamed citrus greening, small fruit size and drop-
page for the smaller crop. Fruit grower Bryan Belcher said weath-
er patterns have played a significant' iole, saying most of the surh-
mer was dryer than normal', followed by too .much rain in
September (15 to 20 inches) followed by a dry November.,
Too much rain harms root systems and washes away nutrients.
The dryer summer slowed the growth of the young oranges. A good
rain makes for the best irrigation, because microjets or.drip irriga-
tion typically wets'only about 12 percent of the orange grove:
Ideally, rain needs to be spaced out, said Belcher, production super-
irtendent for Joe L. Davis groves.

Continued From 1A

the largest independent ac-
counting firms in Florida, as its
new auditor. "We look forward
to working closely with Kauf-
man, Rossin & Co. on an ongo-
ing basis as BioNitrogen grows
and our financial needs expand.
This is another step forward in
becoming a fully reporting
company in order to upgrade
the company's stock listing and
provide shareholders with more
detailed information on a quar-.
terly and annual basis," said
Bryan Komegay, chief financial
officer of BioNitrogen..
Previously, the company
noted it had retained BB&T
Capital Markets in Miami to act
as its bond placement agent.
The cleantech company plans
to the latest technology to build
its envi.ronmentally-friendly
plant on 40.20 acres of the 600-,
acre Davis property. It will have
a rail spur to connect it to the
CSX railroad line which runs
on the west side of CR 663. The
spur, to be constructed with
about $2 million from the IDA
will loop the BioNitrogen plant
and be available to other indus-

tries locating on that property.
The plant will use biomass
materials, a variety of plant-
based or vegetative matter rang-
ing from wood chips from lum-
ber plants, local tree trimming.
.land clearing and landscaping,
to agricultural solid waste such
as citrus trees and mulch.
Florida humidity means that
much of the material will have
to first pass through a dryer to
reduce the moisture level to the:
6.4 percent necessary to operate
the plant as maximum efficien-
cy. It may also have to go
through tub grinders to remove
any impurities and be pelletized
for best use in the plant.
The approximately $150 mil-
lion plant will operate as a
closed loop system which won't
contaminate the atmosphere or
water. It will produce about 15
tons of nitrogen rich urea fertil-
izer, which is used in crop nutri-
tion programs. The company
will sell it to fertilizer compa-
nies to prepare and merchan-
dize locally and in nearby

Wauchula Walmart store manager Krystal Clevenger treated 20 lucky Wauchula Elementary School teachers to $50
gift cards, which they won from a drawing on a teacher workday. This gesture was to show appreciation and to help
repay teachers for all of the times that they freely give of their own money to make their classes extra special.

Museum Matters
Marlene Rickels Hyde
S Cracker Trail Museum Curator

'Twas the night before Christmas,
When all through the museum ...
Not a creature was stirring,
At least where you could see 'em!

The museum was all decorated,
From ceiling to floor...
With tinsel, bulbs and lights,
And, oh, so much more!

Murray was nestled,
All snug in his bed ...
While morsels of cheeses
Danced around in his head!

Murray didn't have a stocking,
Or a chimney to hang it from ...
But hoped that St. Nicholas
From the North Pole would come!

Murray had been a good mouse,
As good as he could be ...
Staying out of everyone's sight,
Not wanting to scare you or me!

When suddenly a loud noise,

Big Food Drive,

From outside woke Murray ...
He sprang from his little bed,
In such a big hurry!

The mtiseum was dark,
And Murray could barely see ...
But he thought he saw someone,
Bending down on one knee!

He was chubby and plump,
And dressed all in red ...
Murray knew in that moment,
He had nothing to dread!

With a smile on his face,
And a twinkle in his eye,
He set down a piece of cheese,
Then whispered: "Goodbye!"

Murray couldn't believe,
What he had just seen ...
He blinked and blinked,
But it was true what had been!

Santa took a moment,
Just to visit Murray ...
Even though he had lots to do,
And was in such a hurry!

Murray the Museum Mouse,
Was a special mouse, indeed ...
For he was one of God's creatures
And Santa knew his needs!

Murray climbed back into bed,
With the cheese by his side ...
And as his sleepy little eyes closed,
He was beeming with pride!
As Murray drifted.off to.sleep,,,
He thought he heard someone say .
"Merry Christmas to All,
And for Peace, I pray!"

Letter To The Editor
Fundraiser Today ,Mntallv III
,. .,' MoInrcillx I!! krnll^J~ "XT^tF

Once again this year, Alan Jay
Cherolet and The -Bull; 106.9
FM radio station will be partner-
ing with other local businesses
and organizations to raise food
and funds to help those less for-
tunate in Hardee County.
The 2012 Food Drive/-
Fundraiser will begin at 8 a.m.
today (Thursday), and will be
held at the Alan Jay auto dealer-
ship at 1405 U.S. 17 S. in
All food and funds raised dur-
ing this drive will be utilized in
this county only, and will be dis-
tributed through the Hardee
Help Center so that it may con-
tinue to be the hub for assistance
in the community.
Stop by any time after 8 a.m.
Sand drop off your donation.




Main Street in Wauchula is
rich with history!
Ghosts from. days past will
soon be coming back to tell the
stories of historical buildings
that proudly stand as testaments
to that vivid heritage. Main
Street Wauchula Inc. notes that
on.Friday. Jan. 25. Main Street
will be the home of its first
Historical Ghost Tour.
Storytellers will : proudly
relay the legends of the histori-
cal landmarks that grace Main
Street in downtown Wauchula.
Guests will enjoy a trolley ride
from each location, and will be
guided by a multi-gerferational
Hardee Countian.
Tickets will be made avail-
able to purchase on the Main
Street Wauchula website:
The Historical Ghost Tour is-
expected to be a popular event
and tickets are sure to sell out
Come experience the true
charm of Main Street Wauchula
and learn the history that makes
this town so unique.

Anything will help!
You can meet with the folks
from 106.9 The Bull and Alan
Jay Chevrolet. You also might
have your picture taken with
Mrs. Florida 2012, Shawna
Lambert, and you may even
have an opportunity to say a
few words on the radio!
Also partnering in this chari-
table drive are such businesses
and organizations as, the ardee
County Sheriffs Office, Hardee
County : Fire-Rescue, the
Wauchula Police Department,
Sweetbay, David Singletary
State Farm Insurance and the
Hardee County Board of'
County Commissioners.
This event has blessed many
in the past years. Help make it
successful for'2012! '

- 'Vi

.IL.CIIL .lllj Aoll w LuU IJUl

Have Access To Guns

Dear Editor:
My heart goes out to those
people at Newton, Conn. Yes, I
believe precautions could have-
been taken to prevent this
They were saying on- the
Today Show this morning at 9
on Dec. 17 that the shooter's
mom should have gotten her
son with Asberger's Disease
more help. Of course she never
imagined he would snap the
way he did either.
.Knowing her son had
Asberger's the shooter's mom
should have had her guns
locked up. I believe this is the
first and foremost thing anyone
should be doing with anyone

who has a mental health prob-
lem in the home.
It is a total shame after the
shooter's mom took time and
effort into "being there" for her
son, that he attacked her and
others. We do not know if there
were tell-tale signs of any
vengeance against her and oth-
Yes, there are always help
and hope for mental patients.
Whether we utilize all avenues
is another thing.
I do hope all those left behind
get the counseling and help they

Connie Rowe

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December 20, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3A

Life's Outtakes

Giving Away Christmas

Special To The Herald-Advocate
I was working on a humorous
Christmas story when the news came
about the massacre of 20 children in
Connecticut, along with the deaths of
many adults who gave their lives to pro-
tect the children in their care.
My two youngest daughters are about
the same ages as some of the children
who were killed, and I was too stunned
to continue writing.
Later in the afternoon, I went to my
daughters' concert. When it ended I
hugged them tightly, grateful for their
safety, while, at the same time, my heart
ached for those who had lost people
they loved.
When I finally sat back down to work
on my story, my emotions were such
that I knew I could never finish it this
year. Instead, my thoughts turned to the
real meaning of Christmas and a differ-:
ent story.
We had been out of graduate school a
couple of years, and had paid down our
student loans. We 'decided we could
finally afford some of the gifts that our
little girls really wanted. We told them
they could make a list, and let them
look through some catalogs.
But' soon, they were overcome by the
commercialism of the season.
Through the'years of school, when
we had very little money, our
Christmases were simple but family-
centered, 'and the strength we drew from
the season, and from each other, could-
n't be purchased at any price. I found
myself longing for those same feelings
as our little girls fretted more and more
about what they wanted.
Finally, as the "I want" attitudes
seemed to reach a crescendo, I decided
it was time for a change. I called a fam-
ily council. "This year," I said, "we are
going to give Christmas away."
"Give Christmas away?" my oldest
daughter asked.
"Yes. You will still get to choose
some things, but they won't be for you.
They will be for a child your age that
has greater needs than you have."
My wife, Donna, and I had contacted
the university for the-address of a strug-
gling young family 'wh had children
that were the same ages as our girls.
What we purchased would go to them.
I was.surprised at the eagerness my
daughters showed for this. They spent
even more time happily trying to pick
out the perfect presents. They each pur-
chased a set of clothes, a nice coat, and
two toys that they would have loved for

expose them to extreme media
coverage. "If your child experi-
ences anxiety, seek help from
the school guidance counselor
or your pediatrician," she says.
"We do consider these stu-
dents 'our kids,' and would do
anything in our power to protect
them," says Henderson.
Wauchula Elementary
School Principal Sonja Bennett
is reviewing all safety plans,
taking a fresh look around the
campus, and making sure the
day-to-day policies enforce
safety. Ofc. Amy Drake was
assigned to WES earlier in the
school year to heighten security.
"As an administrator charged
with the safety of the most pre-
cious possession we have, you
do re-evaluate your plan with a
fresh perspective and greater
significance," she points out.
She also wants to ease par-
ent's fears by saying that even
before this shooting, school
safety and children's safety was
the first priority.
"The safety of their children
far exceeds the inconveniences
of locked doors, visitor passes,
and the many policies that can
frustrate visitors to our school."
Bennet says.
Principal Tracey Nix at
North Wauchula Elementary
says she broke out in chills and
felt a deep sense of grief when
she learned of the shooting.
On Monday morning she met
with the school's Leadership
Team to review the crisis plan
and discuss how to respond to
staff and students. There was
then a staff meeting after class-
es, where procedures were also
reviewed, including what to do
if an intruder enters the build-
ing. Teachers then talked to stu-

Donna and I purchased warm clothes
for the parents. We also bought a full
Christmas dinner with a turkey and
everything to go with it. We added a
large box of oranges and baskets of
fruits and cookies.
It seemed to our little girls that
Christmas Eve would never arrive, and
they marked the days off on the calen-
dar. When it finally came, we loaded
everything into our old car and drove to
the rundown apartment complex where
the family lived.
Donna insisted on playing Santa to
deliver everything, even though the
apartment was on the third floor. It took
her three trips, hauling the heavy boxes
and stacking them next to the apartment
We had our car windows open, and
our little girls were listening intently.
When they heard their mother's loud
knocking on the door, and heard her
fqet pounding down the stairs, they
squealed with excitement.
Donna had just arrived out of breath
at our car when we heard the squeaking
of a door opening and heard the joyous
delight of children's voices. Then,
through the night, we heard a young
mother's voice; full of emotion and in a
strong Southern accent, call out, "Thank
Donna and our girls almost simulta-
neously yelled back, "You're welcome.'
The next day we opened our few
presents, played card games, built a
snowman, and went sledding. In the
evening we settled down with hot
chocolate, and I read stories to my
daughters. We talked about how the
Christmas season is really about love,
friends and family, just as it was two
millennia ago when a wonderful Baby
became the newest member of a special
As we finished the stories, my daugh-
ters snuggled up in my arms and we
watched'the lights on the tree.
Eventually, my oldest daughter broke
the silence. "Daddy, I want to give
away Christmas again next year."
"Me, too," I said. "Me, too."
As I think of the people in
Connecticut, and know we have little to
offer compared to what was taken away
I realize we can still give our love and
And that we will do.
Daris Howard is a college professor,
and also an award-winning author and
playwright. He lives in rural Idaho with
his wife and children. ,

Continued From 1A
s about safety precautions,
ix immediately added in
r actions to those which
.dy existed, including lock-
outside doors, having staff
their ID badges and keep-
their keys with them at all
s, requiring anyone who
s up a' child to show a pic-
ID, and having regular

s for the high school, prin-
SDr. Michele Polk says
Sis also an emergency plan
place there that teachers
ve at the beginning of the'
emnic year.
he school is working with
resource officers on cam-
deputies Daniel Gibson
Maria Hall, to put, more
rity'measures in place, she

olk says that they will be
ing at the school a little
*r to see if anything can or
tbe tweaked. After the hol-
s, the staff will also review
edures and make any
ges necessary.
We will never stop looking
rays to make the school
," Polk said.
ie added that a big deter-
to this type of tragic event
r students to be alert and to
someone if they hear or see
sort of suspicious behavior.
lary Farr, assistant princi-
also mentioned that in case
lockdown or other major
t. there is a districtwide
:rse 911 calling system in
e to contact parents.
)ur schools have developed
s to deal with crises that we
will never happen.'" said a
ment released by the dis-
office after it was contact-

Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There
are as many solutions as there are human beings.
--George Tooker

ed for comment on Tuesday.
It also goes on to say that
Schools Superintendent David
Durastanti "charged the leaders
of each school to review those
plans with their respective staff;
to continue to be vigilant, and to
provide the kind of care, safety
and concern parents expect for
their children."
Although Newtown, Conn.,
is several hundred miles away,
everyone here can feel the sad-
ness.of losing so many innocent
lives in a senseless act of vio-
One small but powerful sen-
tence President Barack Obama
said during a vigil for the Sandy
Hook victims was, "You are not

Of The Herald-Advocate
A large portion of the Dec. 6
meeting was about road work.
The Hardee County Com-
mission heard an update on the
state's five-year plan and dis-
cussed four different local road
projects during the last meeting
of the year.
Frank Meares and Roxann
Lake brought news of the state
Department of Transportation
(DOT) plan for 2013-2018. The
state fiscal year runs from July
1 to June 30. The report actual-
ly centered on the fifth year,
The Griffin Road bridge
replacement is set for a
$330,000 engineering and envi-
ronmental study in 1017-18,
with possible construction by
U.S. 17 widening continues
with construction of the south-
ern portion from the DeSoto
County Line to Sweetwater
moved up to the 2015-16 fiscal
year. In 2014-15, plans for the
final portion through Zolfo
Springs will begin right of way
and engineering. U.S. 17 is part
of the strategic intermodal proj-
ect, Meares said.
There was a big discussion on
the proposed changes at Seven-
Mile Point, where the state
plans to make SR 64 a through
road and stop traffic on East
Main Street (SR 636). Com-
mission Chairman Sue Birge
forsees problems with it "as SR
636 has been through way for
ever." Meares said there would
be a learning curve, but most
people adjust quickly. Variable
messages would be put up.
Commissioner Mike Thomp-
son asked if there would be sig-
nalization to control traffic.
Meares said it wasn't in the
design plans set for 2013-14,
but there would be public.
forums scheduled during the
design process..

Continued From 1A
as they travel to and from holi-
day activities and visits.
The state points out that last
year, 920, Floridians died in
alcohol-related crashes.
It advises three simple steps
to take to stay safe and out of
1. Plan ahead. If you will be
drinking, do not plan on driv-
ing. Designate a sober driver or
find another safe way home.
Even one drink increases the
risk of a crash while driving a
' motor vehicle.
2. If you are impaired, find
another way home. Use a taxif
or;call.a sober friend or family
3. Be responsible. If some-
one you know is drinking, do
not let him get behind the
wheel. If you see an impaired
driver on the road, contact law
enforcement. Your actions may
save someone's life, and inac-
tion could cost a life.
Meanwhile, AAA South has
joined with Anheuser-Busch to
offer a free tow to motorists
who are impaired, regardless if
the driver is a member of the
auto club or not.
AAA will send a tow truck to
take the driver and his vehicle
home, within a 10-mile radius
of its service provider. The ride
will remain confidential, AAA
It is, however, subject to
availability of a AAA Service
technician and to call volume.
The number to 2all is'(855) 2-
Tow-2-Go, or (855) 286-9246.

Among the sidewalk con-
struction planned, the half-mile
from K.D. Revell Road to REA
Road on the east side of U.S. 17
has been moved up to 2015-16.
County Engineer/Public
Works Director Ken Wheeler
then took the spotlight, listing
four projects for approval. First
was correcting an error' in the
2012-13 Road Surface Pro-
gram, noting James Cowart
Road which was inadvertently
noted as the parallel Jack Jones
Road, which has already been
Next was a piggyback off a
St. John's County paving con-
tract with Asphalt Paving Sys-
tems Inc. to do work in Knoll-
wood, where culverts were
replaced and patching done last
year, and the Recreation Com-
plex loop. The plan is for a dou-
ble application of one-quarter-
inch microseal as a demonstra-
tion project. In answer to why it
wasn't being bid, Wheeler
explained that it was a small
project to see how well it went
and then contracts with this
company would be processed
for larger projects if it won bids
for such jobs.
The third project was a
$206,320 SCOP (Small County
Outreach Program) agreement
for resurfacing East REA Road
from U.S. 17 to Heard Bridge
Road. ,Asked if there would be
a crossover allowed from Pizza
Hut to Winn-Dixie, Wheeler
said DOT was not in favor of it
as it would create a traffic haz-
The final road project was a
$3,168,507 SCRAP (Small
County Road Assistance Pro-
gram) grant for resurfacing
North Hammock Road from
Hammock Road to Parnell to
Highlands County and CR 671
from Steve Roberts Special to
SR 64.
In other action, the commis-

1."' THE
-.e .I
A reporter once said tc
Pete Rose, "You need 78 hits
to .break- Ty Cob, 's recr.d
Howmany-times. at bat..do
*you think you'll need to ge
78 hits?" "Seventy-eight,'
came the answer. "Come
on," said the reporter, "yOL
don't expect to get 78 hits ir
78 at bats, do you?"
"Every time I step up to the
plate," said Rose, "I expect tc
get a hit! If I don't expect tc
get a hit, I have no right get-
ting in the batter's box."
Whenever we pray, we
need to have "great expect
tions." We need to have tha
same attitude in prayer tha
'Pete Rose had in hitting
When we go to the Lord ir
prayer, it is important that we
expect an answer. And if we
pray according to His will, He
will hear us and give us what
ever we expect.

-approved renewal of the
antenna lease with Grain Com-
munications II to provide emer-
gency communication for emer-
gency vehicles. This improves
communication so there are no
"dead spots" in the county for
coverage wherever an emer-
gency vehicle goes.
-made minor changes to the
commissioners assignments.
Birge will take Crimestoppers
liaison, Thompson will take
Health Care Task Force and
Housing Authority and Com-
missioner Colon Lambert will
take liaison to the Drug & Teen
Pregnancy Prevention groups.
-approved a work order for
SCS Engineers to continue
work on the operating permit
for the landfill. The expense has
been budgeted.
-approved a clothing al-
lowance of $50 for public
works employees. Purchasing
Director Jack Logan reported
the problems of ordering jeans
for 76 Public Works employees
and getting correct sizes, not
having to return them, etc. "It's
more efficient and less costly,"
he said.
-heard a presentation on e-
mail, filters, spam and public
records from Joe Filice, infor-
mation technology director.
-approved a resolution find-
ing that the acquisition of the .
water/sewer system in Mag-
nolia Manor by Aqua America
Inc. is in the public interest. The-
small system serves 85 homes
in the community. Aqua owns
90 water and wastewater utility
systems in 19 counties and two
municipalities and would be
able to apply for grants for
needed upgrades to the local
--cancelled the Dec. 20
meeting as there were no urgent
matters to be handled before the
Jan. 3 meeting.

Holiday Changes
Garbage Pickup
The unusual Tuesday holi-
days will change garbage
pickup around the county.
Thecounty landfill will be
>.. closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
t and will close early on
SChristmas Eve and New
SYear's Eve as soon as all
Garbage trucks have come.
Hardee Disposal will pick
up both Tuesday routes on
the next Fridays, Dec. 28
Sand Jan. 4. Bowling Green
) will pick up. Monday and
-Tuesday routes next week
on Wednesday.; For New
a Year's, Monday's will be reg-
- ular and Tuesday's will be
t picked up Wednesday. 'In
t Wauchula,, both the north
. and south routes will be
1 picked up on Monday. By
? February, the city plans to
e pick up both routes on
a Monday and Thursdays and
- use the rest of the week for
yard trash pickups.

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Markelle M. Dumm, 44, of
Joplin, Mo., died on Friday,
Dec. 14, 2012.
The daughter of'Jerry and
Sharon Medlock of Wauchula,
she was born Oct. 11, 1968, in
Birmingham, Ala., raised in
Bloomsburg, Pa. and moved to
Joplin in 1997.
She was a graduate of
Bloomsburg University and the
Regent University School of
Law and practiced law with her
husband, Chris Dumm, in Jop-
lin. She was a member of the
Missouri and Virginia Bar and
was a member of Christ's
Church of Joplin.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Chris Dunn; parents Jerry
and Sharon Medlock of Wau-
chula; daughters Catherine and
Elena Dumm; and one sister,
Merritt Varner and husband
Jerry of Midlothian, Va. -
Visitation was Tuesday from
5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church.
Services were Wednesday, Dec.
19, at 10 a.m. at Christ's Church
of Joplin, with the Rev. Tim
Chambers officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Forest Park
Memorial contributions are
requested to the Home of God's
Love Orphanage, in care of the
funeral home, 3701, E. Seventh
St., Joplin, MO 64801. Ar-
rangements are by the Mason-
Woodard Mortuary of Joplin.

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Dennis F. Fields, 61, of
Wauchula, died on Monday,
Dec. 10,2012, at home.
Born Sept. 13, 1951, in
Worthington, Minn., he lived
in Hardee County most of his
life. He was a dragline opera-
tor with Mosiac Fertilizer Co.
He was preceded in death
by his sister, Barbara Jean
Survivors include his
mother, Iris "Fields, of Wau-
chula; two sons, Dennis Fields
II of Bloomington, Ind., and
Scott C. Fields of Miami;
daughter Jennifer Fields ,of
Wauchula; three brothers,
Mike Fields of Jacksonville,
Philip Fields of Atlanta, Ga.,
and Mark Fields of Wauchula;
and two grandchildren, Sa-
vannah K. and Alexandra
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


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n fouing uemomigy
Bridgette Hope Fennell
was born and passed away on
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at
Florida Hospital in Orlando.
Survivors include her par-
ents, David Fennell and
Connie Minor of Bowling
Green; grandmothers, Joyce
Fennell and Irene Minor, both
o Bowling Green; brother
and sister, Austin and Britney
Fennell of Bowling Green;
.aunt Samantha Hodges of
Lakeland; and uncle Daniel
Fennell of Wauchula.
Graveside services and
interment will be at Bowling
Green Cemetery on Thursday,
Dec. 20, 2012, at 1 p.m.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


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Waymon H. Harward Jr.,
88, of Bowling Green, passed
away on Friday, Dec. 14,
He was born on May 2,
1924, in Bowling Green,. and
was a lifelong resident.
Waymon was a member of
First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green. He faithfully
served our country during
WWII in the U.S. Coast
Guard and was a member of
the American Legion.
He was preceded in death
by his beloved wife, Myrtle
Lee Woods Harward; his par-
ents Waymon H. and Annie
Rebecca Langston Harward;
two grandsons, Knight Taylor
Hancock and Colby English;
and one sister Evelyn Fite.
Waymon is survived by
two daughters, Carol Ackerly
and husband Jon of Bowling
Green; and Teresa English
and husband Alvin of Ona;
two grandchildren, Julie
Warren and Kyle Hancock;'
three grandchildren, Lane,-
Tyler and Damon; and numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in the
Chapel of Ponger-Kays-
Grady Funeral Home, 404 W.
Palmetto Street in Wauchula.
Services were at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at
First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green, with Pastors
Roland Davis and Blake
Albritton officiating. Burial
followed at Bowling Green
Cemetery with Military
Honors provided by the
Hardee County Honor Guard.
The family has requested
that in lieu of flowers, dona-
tions be made to the Florida
Baptist Children's Homes in
On-line condolences
may be made at
CPohgek-9 Funeral Home &
Cremation Services
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and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
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is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
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and phone number of a con-
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Q.What is your name?
A.Faustina DeSantiago.
Q. When and where were you
A. I was born on Feb. 15, 1947, in
Zacatecas, Mexico.
Q. How many brothers and sisters
did you have?
A. I have four brothers and three sis-
Q. What were your chores? Which
one did you dislike?
A. I took care of my younger siblings
because my mother died when I was the
age of 12. I also washed clothes down
at the river, sweep, iron clothes and I
also would bring water from a nearby
place because we didn't have access to
drinking water. That also happens to be
the chore I hated to do.
Q. What did you enjoy doing on
your free time?
A. I enjoyed sewing.
Q. Did you go to school, if yes, up
to what grade?
Yes, I did attend school but I only
attended up to fourth grade.
Q. How was your school like?
A. The school I attended had an indi-
vidual room for every grade. There
were about 30 kids in each grade. It was
a poor school.
Q. Were your teachers strict?
A. The teachers were very strict.
Their punishment for misbehaved kids
was to stand in the corner or they would
not be allowed to go outside for recess.
Q. What materials were required
for school?
A. We were required to have a note-
book, pencil, crayons, and ruler.
Q. What was your favorite school
A. I really enjoyed learning math.
Q. What was your transportation to
A. I had to walk to school. I walked
about five blocks from home.
Q. What would you take for lunch?
A. We re-lly didn't need to takeliunch
to school because school was over by '
noon. I would have breakfast before
school and that was enough to help me
make it through the morning. So I did-
n't take anything.
Q. What did you wear to school?

A. We didn't wear uniforms like most
schools around there. We would just
wear casual clothes.
Q. What was your first job? At
what age?
A. My first job was actually working
for my dad. I was about 12 years old,
when I started planting beans and corn.
Q. How many kids did you have?
A. I had six children, two girls and
four boys.
Q. I hear
you are a ~ a
great '&L p f
cook? d '
Where did
you learn?
A. I learned to cook on my own
because, like I said, I lost my mother
when I was young.
Q. What is your specialty recipe?
A. I really enjoy cooking. I can make
a variety of foods but what I enjoy mak-
ing are tamales. My family loves them.
Q. How many grandchildren do
you have?
A. I have nine grandkids, five boys
and four girls.
Q. What do you think is the great-
est invention? Why?
A. I think the telephone has been the
greatest invention. When I was little we
didn't have telephones. The telephone
comes in handy because it helps me
stay in touch with my family and
Q. How are the teenagers from now
different from teenagers from when
you were young?
A. When I was a teenager and all my
friends, our behavior is nothing com-
pared to the teenagers of today. We
weren't smart mouths, and we obeyed
everything our parents told us to do.
Q. What advice can you give a
teenager today?
A. The best advice I can give a
teenager today is to go down the right
path and choose your friends carefully.
Most importantly, believe in yourself!
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 ah older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to
the students and for the enjoyment of
our readers.

Ermelinda "Linda" Car-
ranco, 46, of Zolfo Springs,
died on Wednesda,, Dec.. 12,
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Born Sep. 3, 1966; at
Wauchula, she was a lifelong
resident of Zolfo Springs, a
hair stylist and a member of
Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include her par-
ents Rogelio Sr. and Carol
Carranco of Wauchula; life
partner Chuck Moore of Zolfo
Springs; two sons, Roy Carr
and Garrett Carr of Zolfo
Springs; two brothers,
Rogelio Carranco Jr. and wife
Veronica of Wauchula, and
Joseph Carranco and wife
Wendy of Zolfo Springs; and
niece-and nephew Alayna and
Zach Carranco.
Visitation was Sunday,
Dec. 16, 2012, at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Graveside
services and interment were
Monday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at
Hart Cemetery with the Rev.
Jim Davis officiating.
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HHS Presents Annual 'Christmas Gala' Concert

The Hardee Senior High School Music Department presented the 2012 Christmas Gala last Thursday. Seen here is
the HHS Chorus, which sang a medley of songs including "Boogie Woogie Holiday," "Coming Home for Christmas,"
and "FaLaLaLaLa."

The Varsity Choir at HHSled by choir director David Radford, sang a different rendition of "Jingle Bells" as well as
"December's Keep" and "Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella."

"" ---........' enior Cassie Reyna re-
"What Love Is This?" was ceived a standing ovation
performed by Meagan after her rendition of "How
Araujo. Great Thou Art."

The HHS dance team danced around the stage to "Shake Up Christmas" while Santa
handed out goodies to the crowd.

The Symphonic Band, some of which is shown here, filled the entire stage with members
and the entire auditorium with music. Songs played were "A Yuletide Festival," "Silent
Night," "The Polar Express" and "The Child and the Kings."

Senior Karla Rodriguez sang "Grown-Up Christmas List," and then sang with the com-
bined choirs with "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Jingle All the Way" medley.

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The high school's percussion band performed a fun and unique number with "balloonology" as nerdy elves.

Meagan Shivers and Georgeanne Paris sang "Believe"
from the movie "The Polar Express" as a duet.

"Get Here" was interpreted by senior Josh Faulk.

Reyna Kirkland sang "Little Drummer Boy" while Joey Kirk-
land accompanied her on the guitar.

Senior Tara Deeson and Cleston Sanders sang "When
Christmas Comes To Town," also from "The Polar Ex-
press." Sanders later went on to sing an a cappella version
of "Silent Night."


Standing from left are fullback Leonard Crawley, left halfback Don Herndon, hea
coach Ralph Fritz, guard and captain Willard Durrance, and reserve fullback Urs
McLeod. Sitting are quarterback Ken McLeod and right halfback Robert Bennett. Th
1953 Wildcats had 23 players and were 8-1, defeating Fort Meade 33-13, Bartow 19-1
after trailing 0-18, Clearwater 44-6, Tampa. Jesuit 52-6, Sarasota 20-18, Tarpon Spring
47-13, Fort Myers 9-8, and Arcadia DeSoto 53-0, and losing to Bradenton Manatee 1.
7. Other team members were Buck (Sonny) Wadsworth, Lamar Knight, Robert William
Dan Williams, Richard Howard, Jerry Strickland, Wayne Hovis, Bob Norris, Phill
Henderson, Mann McLeod, Tommy Rainey, Roger Jaudon, Graham Johnson, Mine
Bryant, David Lowe, Buddy Rogers and Marshall Gough.


Wauchula Chooses New Attorney

Of The Herald-Advocate
Thomas Cloud. will begin
representing Wauchula some-
time in January.
After Dec. 3 interviews with
candidates, the Wauchula City
Commission came down to a
choice between Cloud and Cliff
Ables, who has been city attor-
ney for a dozen years. The com-
mission expressed appreciation
S to Ables for the work he has
done and he promised to help
make a smooth transition for his
Cloud described himself as a
fifth-generation Floridian,
growing up in Lakeland and
Orlando. He has been city attor-
ney for Fort Meade for five
years and Polk City for two
years and has represented 11
TO counties and 42 cities in large
ad and small matters in federal,
el state and local government
ie issues, including code enforce-
18 ment, taxation, land use, histor-
gs icil preservation, the Sunshine
2- Law, annexation and utilities
s, and is the only one in the state
iP to deal with the purchase of an
or electrical distribution system.
Cloud is one of 280 attorneys
employed at the GrayRobinson
firm' founded in Orlando in
1970. He said he would person-
ally represent Wauchula and
David Smith, from the firm's
Tampa office, would be his
backup if he needed to miss a
meeting. Cloud said he had
practiced municipal law for 30
S years. His resume says he has
: authored numerous articles and
been a lecturer on such varied
S topics as sewer treatment
capacity, land use and turf wars.
Usually paid $375 per hour,
Cloud said he would accept the
S reduced rate of $150 hour, the
same he charges Fort Meade.
He will charge travel only one

way. He said he tries to tackle
problems ih the most cost effec-
tive way for th' 'city and feels
he cain do o S ;h lifile research
because of h.s bri:'ad range of
experience. He feels most prob-
lems can be solved with a little
listening and .reasoning. He
promised to be available 24-7
and to respond to requests with-
in 24 hours.
In other action, the commis-
-approved final reading of
an ordinance to increase animal
control fines and fees. The
entire ordinance on animal con-
trol will be updated soon to
include large animals, which
have recently become a prob-
-approved final reading of
an ordinance updating the city's
capital improvement element of
the Comprehensive Land Use
Plan and the five-year capital
improvement plan.
-approved an ordinance
making changes to the pension
plan to conform to new IRS
Amendment 415 and pay the
pension board attorney for his
-approved second reading
of an ordinance on Floodplain
Management to comply with
Florida Building Code changes.
-approved second reading
of an ordinance to change from
a code enforcement board to a
special magistrate. Commis-
sioner Peter Preston abstained
from voting as the attorney will
be Candace Preston, approved
under an interlocal agreement
with Zolfo Springs for use of
her services as she already rep-
resents them in this capacity.
-approved an ordinance of
final budget adjustments for the
past fiscal year, 2011-2012.
-presented the December
curb appeal award to Cats On

Main, which opened in 1970
and has expanded, always put-
ting its best foot forward, with
an ever changing window dis-
play and other appearances,
said Mayor Keith Nadasklay.
-approved Atchley and
Commissioner Gary Smith as
nominees for appointment to
the Economic Development
Authority to replace Chief Bill
Beattie, who recently resigned
his position on it.
-approved a resolution to
piggyback on Bowling Green's
Request For Proposals for
portable water storage tank
maintenance with Southern
-agreed to host the Florida
Rural Water Association meet-
ing and waive use of.the fees for
the auditorium for the occasion.
-approved an assistant
finance director job description
at pay grade 23.
--discussed pending actions
about airport hangar rental
problems. In one, against
Charles .McLeod, Ables will
proceed with eviction notice
and default judgment. In the
other New Life Church and
Kenny Baker.agreed to a pay-
ment judgment of $1,633.35
which is to be paid by Dec. 14.
-sat as a Community Re-
development Board and ap-
proved an extension of the pro-
posed grant for the Collom
building on West Main Street as
there has been in a delay in get-
ting permitting applications in
for approval. A residential grant
was approved for, a Louisiana
Street couple to meet code
enforcement requirements.
-set the Jan. 7 workshop to
begin at 4 p.m. with a presenta-
tion by a CRA specialist and
follow it with full review of the
CRA program.

After serving as Hardee County Tax Collector for 16 years, Zee Smith (right) is retiring
and was honored by her staff with a reception Monday afternoon. Jackie Johnson (left)
has worked with Smith for many years, and will take over as just the fourth tax collec-
tor in the county's 91-year history. Johnson ran for the elected office, and won the post
without opposition. She will officially take the oath of office in January.


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Christmas Celebration Held Dec. 16 At Oak Grove Baptist Church

Church Pastor Rev. Jim Davis was narrator.

Over 200 attended event entitled 'Silent Night! Holy Night!' Shepherds were Dan Smith, Mark Roberts, Colton
Albritton, Larrett Smith and Emery Smith.

Choir included Kenny Lambert and Aimee Bradley.

Linda Smith, Vicky Albritton and Suzanne Judah were part of 33-person choir.

Kayla Albritton as Mary shown with Paisley Trotter as
baby Jesus. She is the daughter of Blayne and Christy

Joseph and Mary were portrayed by Robbie Albritton and
Kayla Albritton. Baby Jesus was portrayed by Paisley

Connie Albritton was an organist along with Dot Bell (not

Ben Norris played several songs with his trumpet.

Church Music Director Rev. Tim Davis produced and
directed the Christmas Celebration.

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luminescence of the night above the trees just when a
rising moon has touched the treeline.
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Ribbon cutting (left to right): Highlands Art League (HAL) Board Members Barb Hall,
Debbie Kendrick and Don Elwell (also Highlands County Commissioner); Mayor
George Hensley; HAL Board Member Patty Palmer; HAL Office Manager Susan James;
State Sen. Denise Grimsley, HAL Board Member Suzanne Wright; CRA Chair Kelly
Cosgrave and City Council Chair John Griffin.

Smithsonian's 'Journey Stories' In

Downtown Sebring Through Jan. 19
On Dec. 7, a ribbon cutting illustrate the roles traveling and docents to volunteer their time
for the traveling Smithsonian movement have played in and assist with the exhibit. A
Institution exhibition, 'Journey building our diverse U.S. socie- museum docent serves, as a
Stories,' took place. The exhib- ty. guide and educator for the insti-
it is on display at the Highlands After the ribbon cutting, the tution they serve, usually on a
Museum of the Arts (MOTA) in opening reception took place voluntary basis. The position is
Downtown Sebring, which is inside the .nearby Thakkar. ancient in origin, though the
located behind the library and Pavilion at Highlands Little role has evolved through the
next to Highlands Little Theatre Theatre, local residents shared centuries. Docents will be.
(351 W. Center Ave.) on the their family's Journey Story to asked to volunteer in shifts dur-
shores of Lake Jackson, until the Heartland area. Speakers ing the 6-week exhibit. For
January 19, 2013 with free included: Sebring CRA Chair details, call (863) 385-6682.
admission for the public from Kelly Cosgrave, Sebring City Highlands MOTA is sponsor-
10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Mon- Council Chair John Griffin, ing South Florida State
days-Saturdays. The Florida Senator Denise Grimsley, College's Museum of Florida
Humanities Council, in partner- Mayor George Hensley and Art & Culture (MOFAC)'s
ship with the Smithsonian Mrs. Nancy Hensley, Claude Journey Stories companion pro-
Instiiute, is sponsoring the six- Howerton, Mr. and Mrs. gram, with local stories and art-
city Florida tour of Journey Marvin Kahn, and John work by Owen Jolly, running
Stories an exhibit that uses Skipper. concurrently with MOTA's
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Speaking about her family's Journey story is State Sen.
Denise'Grimsley, a native of Wauchula.

State Sen. Bill Galvano (left) and Rep. Ben Albritton hosted local government officials
and non-profit agencies last week to listen to funding requests and concerns facing
Hardee County and the state as a whole. Addressing the legislators were Schools
Superintendent David Durastanti, County Commission Chairman Sue Birge and Wau-
chula City Manager Terry Atchley. Non-profit agencies addressing the delegation were
the Healthy Start Coalition, Guardian Ad Litem, Office of Criminal Conflict, Florida
Hospital and Americans for Prosperity. The main topic of concern for Hardee County
was ensuring the U.S. 17 four-laning project remains in the state transportation plan
and is funded until it is completed.

Hoop (
Of The Herald-Advocate.
It was a trio of whisker games
last week for Hardee boys bas-
The Wildcats won at Frost-
proof by the proverbial whisker
58-56 last Monday. On Tues-
day, at Sebring, the whisker was
on the Blue Streaks, which won
66-64 in overtime. OnP, iday, at
Mulberry, Hardee hung tough
for a 44-35 victory.
This week doesn't get any
easier as Hardee faced its first
Class 5A-10 opponent, Auburn-
dale; at home on Tuesday
evening. The Bloodhounds
were ranked number 8 in Class
5A at the end of last week, their
only loss to Bartow, currently in
the top ranking in Class 7A.
Tonight's home game pits
Hardee against southern rival
DeSoto. The JV play at 6 .and
the varsity about 7:30. A good
crowd could send the Wildcats
into the holiday break on a win-
ning note.
Coach Vance Dickey has
been challenging the varsity
Wildcats to "take care of the
ball- and show more: focus on
free throws," problem areas in
games last week. -
At Frostproof last Monday,
Hardee opened strong, up 11-6
after a slow first quarter. The
Cats went on to build a 30-22
halftime lead and nearly let it
slip away on four unforced
turnovers, allowing the Bull-
dogs to narrow the gap to five
Down the stretch, it was free'
throws that made the difference.

Tats Take 2 of 3

Hardee made 22-of-30, while
Frostproof had just 10-of-18.
Toddrick Gaines led Frostproof
with 20 points, 12 in the sec-
ond-half rally.
Junior Steve Metayer had a
monster game for the Wildcats
with 19 points, including 11-of-
13 at the charity stripe. Senior
Alonzo "Kane" Casso added a
dozen, including 6-of-8 at the
free throw line. Soph Derrick
Graham added 11 points and
junior Keyon Brown had eight,
with 4-of-6 in foul shots. Senior
Christian Moralez and junior
Lucious Everett each had four
A trip to Sebring on Tuesday
night started well, with Hardee
up 15-7 at the end of the first
period. The Cats led 31-15 at
Again, turnovers and lack of
focus cost the Wildcats as the
Blue Streaks went on a full-
court press in the final quarter
and stole the game. Outscoring
'Hardee 22-12, Sebring tied the
game at 56-all as regulation
time ended. In the overtime ses-
sion, the Streaks did just
enough for the' 66-64 win.
Hardee hurried its free throws
and made only three of 14 in the
final quarter, although 15,-for-
35 overall. Sebring was 12-of-
26 on foul shots, but had begun
to hit from outside the arc. Gary
Demerest finished with 14
points and Decaunus Jones and
Conner.Cook each had 13.
Metayer again had a solid
game for the Wildcats, ending
up with 25 points, some in each
quarter and overtime. Brown

was silent in the first period, but
finished with 16 points. Mo-
ralez was also in double digits
with a dozen points. Casso had
five and Graham four points.
- It was anticlimax at Mulberry
on Friday night. Hardee had
better focus and sank its free
throws, reported Coach Dickey.
The Panthers led 8-4 at the end
of the first period and just 21-20
at halftime. It was knotted at
27-all after a defensive third
period. And.Hardee hit several
shots and its free throws down
the stretch for the 44-36 win.
Mulberry had to foul, 16 for the
second half, in an effort to get
the ball. The Panthers were 6-
of-11 but the Wildcats were 17-
of-35 at the charity stripe.
Brown was high man forthis
game with 16 points, just a trio
of deuces, but 10-of-14 at the
free throw line. Graham added
11, until he went out in the
fourth quarter with a knee
injury. Metayer had seven,
Moralez six, Casso a trey and
Everett a solo foul shot.
Other varsity players con-
tributing are Luke "Palmer,
James Greene, Jordan Jones
and Marco DeLeon.
The JV squad is improving as
Coach Alex Myrie looks for the
best combinations. On the
squad are sophs Blaiaine
Molitor, Dustin Smith, Tyler
Smith, Nick Johnson, Robert
Torres, Ryan Ramirez and C.K.
Douglas, and freshmen
Deandre Holley, Devante Greer,
Dyan Moore, Deshawndre
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Hardee Girls Get Winning

Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee girls varsity basket-
ball has landed in the win col-
After a hesitant start, the girls
are playing winning hoops, tak-
ing care of Aubumdale 41-12
and Frostproof 51-12 in recent
This week, the girls were at
Fort Meade for a varsity-only
encounter on Monday and trav-
eled to Auburndale for a return
encounter on Tuesday. Then,
they will be until after the holi-
day break, starting again on Jan.
7 with home games against
Avon Park. The JV plays at 6
p.m. and the varsity about 7:30.
Against Auburndale on Dec.
11, Hai'dee jumped ahead 18-4
in the first period and continued
to build on its advantage for the
41-12 victory.
Senior Robyn Tanksley led
all scoring with 14 points,
adding a pair of rebounds.
Junior Bailey Carlton was also
in double digits with 10 points,
adding five steals, three assists
and a rebound.
Freshman Lee also had a
good game with eight points,
three rebounds, an assist and
three steals. Junior Alyssa
Casso had two points, but added
five rebounds, three steals and
two assists.
Other scoring for Hardee
were Allison Smith, Carleigh
Coleman and Stephanie Perez,

each with two points and Adna
Metayer with a free throw.
Smith hauled down a game-
high half dozen rebounds, while
Metayer and Coleman had three
apiece and Perez two.
"It was a big change in
momentum. The girls are start-
ing to pass and move the ball
better, which has cut down on
our turnovers. We are looking
to continue this the rest of the
season and also improve on free
throw percentage," said Head
Coach Jeanne Myrie.
That improvement continued
against Frostproof on the
Bulldogs' court on Dec. 13,
with a 51-29 win. Hardee
outscored Frostproof in every
quarter in building for its win.
Again, everyone on the
Hardee bench scored, led by
Smith's 14 points, 11 rebounds
and a steal.
Carlton chipped in with a
dozen points, four each of
rebounds and steals and a pair
of assists. Tanksley added nine
points and eight rebounds,
while, Lee had six points, Casso
four points, Perez two, and
Metayer and Coleman each
one. Each also contributed on
rebounds, assists and steals.
"It was a tough start with a lot
of shots just not falling, but the
girls picked up and continued to
improve on rebounding, pass-
ing and cutting down on our
turnovers," said Myrie.

Give Wisely To Aid Newtown Families

In the wake of the shooting at
Sandy Hook Elementary School
in Newtown, Conn., the BBB
Wise Giving Alliance, the
national charity monitoring arm
of the Better Business Bureau,
cautions donors about potential
red flags in fund raising to help
Newtown and to be aware of the
different circumstances that
often emerge in tragedy-related
"Certainly this tragedy will
inspire people to give. Amer-
icans are emotionally drawn and
will respond to requests to help
the Sandy Hook community,
advocacy groups and mental
health charities among others,"
said H. Art Taylor, president and
CEO of the BBB Wise Giving
"And while they should be on
the lookout for questionable
solicitors and scammers, people
may be less clear about the com-
plicated legal character of their
gifts," he continued.
The Wise Giving Alliance
offers 10 tips to educate donors,
avoid problem appeals, and give
with confidence. It urges donors
to give thoughtfully and avoid
those seeking to take advantage
of the generosity of others.
Here are 10 Tips for Giving
with Confidence:
1.) Thoughtful Giving Take
the time to check out the charity
to avoid wasting your generosi-
ty by donating to a questionable
or poorly managed effort. The

first request for a donation may
not be the best choice. Be
proactive and find trusted char-
ities that are providing assis-
2.) State Government Reg-
istration About 40 of the 50
states require charities to regis-
ter with a state government
agency (usually a division of
the state Attorney General's
Office) before they solicit for
charitable gifts. If the charity is
not registered, that may be a
significant red flag.
3.) Respecting Victims and
Their Families Organiza-
tions raising funds should get
permission from the families to
use the names of the victims
and/or any photographs of
them. Some charities raising
funds for the Colorado movie
theater victims did not do this,
and were the subject of criti-
cism from victims' families.
4.) How Will Donations Be
Used? Watch out for vague
appeals that don't identify the
intended use of funds. For
example, how will the dona-
tions help victims' families?
Also, unless told otherwise,
donors will assume that funds
collected quickly in the wake of
a tragedy will be spent just as
quickly. See if the appeal iden-
tifies when the collected funds
will be used.
S5.) What if a Family Sets Up
Its Own Assistance Fund? -
Some families may decide to

set up their own assistance
funds. Be mindful that such
funds may not be set up as char-
ities. Also, make surd that col-
lected monies are received and
administered by a third party,
such as a bank, certified public
accountant or lawyer. This will
help provide oversight and
ensure the collected funds are
used appropriately (e.g., paying
for funeral costs, counseling,
and other tragedy-related
6.) Advocacy Organizations
- Tragedies that involve vio-
lent acts with firearms can also
generate requests from a variety
of advocacy organizations that
address gun use. Donors can
support these efforts as well,
but note that some of these
advocacy groups are not tax
exempt as charities. Also, watch
out for newly created advocacy
groups that will be difficult to
check out.
7.) Online Cautions Never
click on links to charities on
unfamiliar websites or in texts
or e-mails. These may take you
to a lookalike website where
you will be asked to provide
personal financial information
or to click on something that
downloads harmful malware
into your computer. Don't
assume that charity recommen-
dations on Facebook, blogs or
other social media have already
been vetted.
8.) Financial Transparency

- After funds are raised for a
tragedy, it is even more impor-
tant for organizations to provide
an accounting of how funds
were spent. Transparent organi-
zations will post this informa-
tion on their websites so that
anyone can find out and not
have to wait until the audited
financial statements are avail-
able sometime in the future.
9.) Newly Created or Estab-
lished Organizations This is
a personal giving choice, but an
established charity will more
likely have the experience to
quickly address the circum-
stances and will have a track
record that can be evaluated. A
newly formed organization may
be well-meaning, but will be
difficult to check out and may
not be well-managed.
10.) Tax Deductibility Not
all organizations collecting
funds to assist this"tragedy are
tax exempt as charities under
section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code. Donors can
support these other entities, but
keep this in mind if you want to
take a deduction for federal
income tax purposes. In addi-
tion, contributions that are
donor-restricted to help a spe-
cific individual/family are not
deductible as charitable dona-
tions, even if the recipient
organization is a charity.

HJHS Hoops Break Early

Of The Herald-Advocate
It's a welcome rest for the
Hardee Junior High basketball
The teams have had a hard
time getting going in the early
season and look forward to
regrouping and a new start in
the new year. Play resumes on
Jan. 10 with a visit from
Sebring. On Jan. 14, Hardee
goes to Avon Park and the final
home games are Jan: 17 against
Hill-Gustat. The season closes
with a trio of road games, Jani.
24 to DeSoto, Jan. 28 to Lake
Placid and Jan. 31 to Sebring.
The last games before the
holiday break were Dec. 13 at
the Hardee gym against visiting
Lake Placid.
The Hardee boys battled in a
29-20 loss. Alejandro Rodri-
guez match Jayden Callahan of
Lake Placid for the game-high

eight points. Jammal Carlton
added six, Levinson .Metayer
four and Willie Baker two
Other boys on the Hardee
squad are Jarrett Carlton, Kyle
Choate, Keith Choate, -Isaac
Flores, Aaron Harrison, Boone
Paris, Santiago Ramos, Rodrigo
Rojas, Djes Youtes, Zachary
Hooks, Nick Nichols, Damar
Harris and Adrian DeLeon.
The Hardee girls had an
equally hard time' with Lake
Placid, losing 34-8. Eighth
grader Rayann Kulig scored all
of Hardee's points.
Other girls on the team are
Ellen Bivens, Emily Boyette,
Annette Mondragon, Fernanda
Ramos, Lousha Saint Louis,
Kalisa Snell, Taniquia Blandin,
Alexis Garza, Mary Macedo,
Savannah Mullins, Mahlie
Sampson and Layla Santoyp.

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

Q: Am I wrong for buying my kids gifts, and focusing on
that aspect of Christmas?
Signed, Gift Giver

A: Many people have different traditions when it comes to hol-
idays. Some people do not celebrate giving at all, while others go
way out to buy gifts at Christmas. Some people display Santa as an
icon of the holiday, while others display a nativity scene. Many
people combine both to create their holiday decor.
Where do these traditions originate from?
The Magi bringing gifts to the baby Jesus is a fascinating part
of the Christmas story. See, it was a custom for foreign emissaries
to bring gifts to royalty, especially during a birth. Each of the gifts
'brought to Jesus represented an aspect of who He was and what He
was called to do.
The first gift presented to Jesus was gold. This gift represents
royalty. The Magi told King Herod that they had come to see the.
one born the King of the Jews. This lets us know that they knew
Jesus was King.
The second gift was frankincense, which supports the claim of
the divinity of Jesus. This was a very rare and highly valued com-
modity. The Jewish people had a common use for frankincense,
and it was directly connected with the worship of God. The Altar
of Incense where the Jews would pray was always burning in the
Jewish Temple. The substance burned was frankincense. When
frankincense burned, it would give off a sweet-smelling white
smoke. The rising of the smoke represents the prayers of the peo-
ple rising to God in heaven.
The last gift presented to Jesus was myrrh. This was a highly
valuable gift with many uses. The importance of the myrrh is that
it represented the mortality of Jesus. Myrrh was often used to make
perfume that was used in the homes of the wealthy to create a
pleasant fragrance. The myrrh was mainly used for burial. The fra-
grance would be placed on the cloth used to wrap the body to pre-
vent the smell of the decaying of the body. This gift conveyed the
message that Jesus would one day die. Almost as if He was born to
Another story about gift-giving involves a boy named
Nicholas, who came from a very rich Christian family. Nicholas
lost both parents at a young age, and after their death he used his
whole inheritance to assist the needy, sick and suffering.
There are many stories of the reason for giving at Christmas.
.The truth is, anytime we sacrifice money or time to make someone
else happy, that is not wrong as long as it is done with the right
Everyone loves to receive a gift; I know I do. But, this holiday
should not be all about giving and receiving, but about the true Gift,
that was giving to us, and that is Jesus.
Signed, Penny
fenny Jonnson is an ordained minister and has an associate of arts
degree in psychology. To ask Penny a question, send a message to

Letter To The Editor

Did The 2012 Election Set The Stage For Jesus' Return?

Dear Editor:
These are the days of His
return ... The 2012 election was
mind boggling to many in our
community, state and nation.
The Word of God states there
are going to be many changes in
this world, and I believe God
has allowed Obama to be presi-
dent again to help set the stage
for the return of the Lord. Over
the past four years he has made.
decisions and got by with it that
will affect this nation forever.
Since the elections he has
pushed his agenda.
Please make note that God
has His agenda as well. This did
not catch God off guard. I'
believe this will be the greatest
time for the church, the Body of
Christ to spread the gospel if
the church will not back down
but stand up and speak His
Word in this hour.
Throughout the Word of God
the church grew in times of per-
secution and it will happen
again. A great outpouring of the
Holy Spirit has been prophesied
and will happen before the
return of the Lord. Could this be
that time with all the Muslim
agenda which seems to be sup-
ported by our own president?
The leaders of the Muslim
world call for the destruction of
Israel. Please take note every
time American politicians come
up against Israel or support land
give away of Israel a catastro-
phe happens in America. We
must pray for our President and
We may not agree with his
agenda but he is our President,
but we as Christians must do
what the Word of God Says: 2
Chronicles 7:14 "If My people
who are called by My name will
humble themselves, and pray
and seek My face, and turn
from their wicked ways, then I
will hear froi heaven, and will
forgive their sin and heal their
land. This scripture is referring
to the church / His people / The
Body of Christ I Born again
Christians that- are living.in-
relationship' with Jesus Christ.
So let us be ready for His.return
in the Rapture of the church -
His People.
Well, this brings me to the
Dec. 21, 2012 controversial
date. I have told my congrega-
tion to always be ready because
we do not know the time or the
hour of His return.
I have asked my friend and
street evangelist to write some-
thing for this article, Obadiah
Franklin who is with us each
year to help reach the harvest
that God has promised. A quote
from Obadiah Franklin: "No
one knows the day or the hour
..." so said Christ. Yet we have
had date setters down through
the years who have boldly pro-
claimed the end will occur on a
specific date ... and it never
happens! What did Jesus say
about the subject concerning
"the end?" In St. Matthew chap-
ter 24 beginning with verse 37
Christ gives a clue to let us
know we are near "the end."
Noah, a preacher of righteous-
ness; for 120 years had warned
people to repent because God's

Judgment was coming. Verse 39
says, "And they knew not until
the flood came and took them
all away; so shall also the com-
ing of the Sot of man be." Just
as the world during the flood
"knew not the day or the hour"
so likewise will not know the
day or the hour. Just as sure as
the flood did come so will
Christ come again. "Watch and
be ready..." were the words of
Christ, "for you know not what
hour your Lord does come."
Also Robert D. Pace, a
Prophetic Prophecy Teacher on
Discerning the Days has these
words to say. He also is a friend
and colleague in the Church of
God. I felt that he was the
prophecy minister who has the
word for the nation. www.-
America's Election of 2012
has left many Christians dispir-
ited and perplexed. Local
churches and Christian min-
istries organized prayer meet-
ings and recruited intercessors
months in advance of Election
Day and it is likely that more
Christians entered the arena of
prayer regarding this election
than any other. Yet, when bal-
lots were cast on Nov. 6, 2012
poll results unfurled the flag of
liberalism as 'the victor. A
President with policies support-
ing gay rights, same-sex mar-
riage, and third trimester abor-
tion would continue.
It is apparent that President
Obama carries contempt for tra-
ditional American ideals and
has sought to undermine the
principles that its Founding
Fathers instituted; even publicly
repeating the mantra that
"America is not a Christian
nation!" All the while, history
reveals- that American Patri-
archs, after searching the
Scriptures, praying and fasting,
forged the Declaration of
Independence and its Consti-
tution and rooted the principles
of government deeply in the
What has God allowed? Was
the call to prayer of no avail for
millions of Christians who pled
for God's intervention on Nov.
6, 2012? Did God ignore the
cries of His people? No! In no
uncertain terms did God ignore
the cries of His people regard-
ing the 2012 election! Every
Spirit-born prayer found pur-
pose before God's Throne of
Grace. However, as is often the
case, Christians have not fully
discerned the Lord's infinite
wisdom regarding those
Just as the artist's master-
piece cannot be fathomed in its
initial strokes, neither can
God's work be comprehended
in its preliminary stages. The
mystery of God's will takes
time to comprehend. This is
what Isaiah meant when he said
God's thoughts and ways do not
comport with man's (Isaiah
55:8-9). The Lord's omnis-
cience compels Him to move in
ways that are inscrutable to
men, but ultimately Ecclesi-
astes 3:1lfinds fulfillment
when Solomon says "[God]
makes all things appropriate in

its time."
The 2012 election did not
catch God by surprise. In fact,
God takes responsibility for its
outcome!' The prophet Daniel
insisted that the sovereign Lord
enthrones national rulers, and
that includes Barack Hussein
Obama (Daniel 2:21). While
many Christians disagree with
Mr. Obama's core values and
find them reprehensible, it
should also be noted that God's
choice for a nation's leader can
involve enthroning the "basest
of men" (Daniel 4:17). This
means Christians who earnestly
prayed about the 2012 election
can trust God with His reap-
pointment of the President and
all government leaders.
The Apostle Paul wrote- that
God "works all things after the
counsel of His will" (Ephesians
1:11). Understanding this the-
ology of Providence reveals
that God mysteriously governs
every detail of life; Kings are
enthroned, policy finds passage,
nations rise and fall, and every
movement of creation redounds
to God's glory. Is this explain-
able? No! Does it happen? Yes!
This means Christians can
rest in God's Providence, thank
Him for government leaders at
all levels (President, Senators,
Congressmen, and Governors),
and know that God will work
the issues of the coming days
after the "counsel of his will."
God has purposes, hidden
today, that will unfold through
President Obama's leadership.
However, Christians must not
misunderstand what it means to
trist God's providential mas-
tery. It does not mean Biblical
values or issues of Christian
conscience are irrelevant. It is
evident that Barack Obama
holds anti-Biblical views that
contravene Christian thinking.
Elections have consequences!
And as the Bible demonstrates,
a nation's leader impacts that
nation for better or for worse.
That's why the Apostle Paul
warned of God's irrevocable
law of sowing and reaping
(Galatians 6:9); a law that can-
not be outwitted! At some point,
God's justice system forces
man to account for every action
of life. This is why America is
destined to confront tough
times socially, economically,
and environmentally. It has
abandoned principles set forth
in Scripture that make our
. nation strong and secure (Psalm
But as we consider America's
welfare, we must be especially
.careful to heed Scripture's
admonition of our dealing with
Israel. The welfare of every
nation depends upon its treat-
ment of God's chosen nation!
God made it clear in Genesis
12:3, "I will bless those that
bless you and curse those that
curse you." He warned in
Numbers 24:9 that He "crouch-
es as a lion" against Israel's
enemies. These omens are
What makes Israel's land
sacrosanct? The answer lies in
understanding God's Covenant
with His servant Abraham. Four

thousand years ago, the'Lord
pledged to give Abraham and
his descendants the land-rights
to all the real estate he walked
on. When Abraham finished his
trek it had taken him from the
Euphrates River in the North to
the River of Egypt in the South;
from the Jordan River in the
East to the Mediterranean Sea
in the West. The God who cre-
ated 196,940,400 square miles
of landmass, has sanctified a
mere 12,000 square miles in the
Middle East and called it the
"Holy Land" (Zechariah 2:12).
This is God's land on lease to
the Jews!
insorder to honor God's cal-
culation, America (and all
nations) must recognize Israel's
borders as being eternally set.
That means America must not
provoke Israel to surrender its
"Land for Peace" or seek a two-
state status within Abraham's
Covenant borders. While God
loves the Palestinians and has a
plan for them, God's Covenant
with, Abraham remains stead-
fast. Nations that force Israel to
break its land lease will stir
God's displeasure! Notwith--
standing, in days to come,
countries will gather (most like-
ly, at the United Nations) and
contrive an ill-fated Israeli-
Palestinian rezoning of the
Holy Land. But beware! God
has issued forewarning with the
consequences predetermined: "I
will enter into judgment with ...
the nations that divide up My
land" (Joel 3:2). I hope that
America will stand with Israel
at this critical moment when
votes are cast to divide Israel's
In summary, consider what
remains unchanged since
Obama's first election and sub-
sequent reelection: God has not
abdicated His throne; His sov-
ereignty is undiminished; His
Providence is unabated; and His
eternal plan of the ages remains
unimpeded. That assures us that
God has no trouble dealing with
national leaders: Proverbs 21:1
says "The king's heart is in the
hand of the Lord and He turns it
wherever he wishes." David
said the Lord 'sits in the heav-
ens and laughs at their inso-
lence' (Psalm 2:4). When rulers
stand against God's purposes
He "terrifies them in His fury"
(2:5). Psalm 146:3 warns
believers against "trusting in
princes ... in whom there is no
salvation." It takes only one
God, sovereign, in power, to
swiftly deal with a ruler. And
this Sovereign God of the
nations will never relinquish
His control. "Why so downcast,
O my soul? Put your hope in
God" (Psalm 43:5).
Robert D. Pace will be. at
Faith Temple Ministries Church
of God this Wednesday and
Thursday night, Dec. 19 and 20,
at 7:00. Come and get some of
your answers on the End Days.
Church is located at 701 N 7th
Ave., Wauchula.

Pastor Wendell G. Smith
Faith Temple Church of God


December 20, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 11A

HJH Reading Rivalry Rocks' dRNdO

Hardee Junior High is
"Stepping It Up!"
Recognizing the need for stu-
dents to read in addition to class
assignments, a new program has
many of the students reading
more than ever before. "Step It
Up," a competition among the
.teachers' classes as well as
among the three grades, caused
students to check out more
books from the media center and
read, read, read!
Students receive individual
recognition in class; rewards go

to the teacher's class reading
the most books; and the grade
who reads the most books at the
end of each term will be
rewarded schoolwide.
Progress on meeting the goal
has been good. The week of
Oct. 15-19, for instance, was
National Teen Read Week and
students met the challenge to
read more pages than ever. The
students read 176,554 pages in
one week!
A large banner displayed at
school will proclaim the suc-

cess of Step It Up.
This achievement is dedicat-
ed to Louise Jones, media cen-
ter specialist, who retires at
year's end. She is an enthusias-
tic supporter of the program and
has enjoyed increased activity
in the media center as students
Step It Up to.read more and
more. .
If you have a student at
Hardee Junior High School,
encourage him to Step It Up
and read, read, read!

Wauchula Elementary School PTO President Claire Cornmell recently presented the fifth-
grade Student' Council representatives with a $1,000 check for charter buses for an
upcoming field trip to EPCOT in Orlando. EPCOT, a Disney theme park, stands for
Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
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Reading the most pages in the sixth grade were (front row, from left) Jennifer Zapoto-
Hernandez, Juan Gaona, Rodrigo Rojas and Beyonce Mosley; (back) Jasmine
Gonzales, Isabelle Ramos, Yenny Saldana, Jean Youte, Ignacio Lopez, Aldo Ramtrez
and Adrian Valdez.

Seventh-grade top readers were (front, from left) Victoria Gomez, Jesula Charles and
Viwtoria Borjas; (back) Brandon Franks, Anna Corona, Lawrende Matos, Brenda Good,
Ashja Camel, Cole Terrell and Morgan Lanier. Not pictured, Avery Bunch and Jorge


SAll, Wauchula Elementary School students had the opportunity to participate in an
online survey to provide feedback to the school's administration about what they like
best and least about WES. They also had the opportunity to make suggestions.
Pictured here are WES fifth graders Tomas Cardoza and Savannah Giddens as they par-
ticipate in the survey.
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Eighth graders who read the most pages were (from front left) Rachel Dorough and
Dominique Murphy; (back) Edgar Lucatero, Rigoberto Armenta, Livenson Metayer,
Annette Mondragon, Jimmy Lane, Brenda Rosas and Courtney O'Bryan. Not pictured,
Carlos Garacia.

The Sousaphone is a wearable tuba that was developed in the 1890S by C.G. Conn.
Contrary. It was named for the man known as the "March King," John Philip Sousa,
because it was created at his request.
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:as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified firms to purchase one 30 or 40 foot wide auto-
mated tarp machine attachment designed for covering municipal landfills Sealed BIDS will
be received at:
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the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s)
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Of The Herald-Advocate
The season is gradually wind-
ing down for Hardee girls soc-
The girls lost a 4-1 game at
home to Lakeland Kathleen and
alto dropped a 2-0 game to
Frostproof last week.
This week, there is a series at
home, staring with Monday's
visit from Fort Meade, continu-
ing with Tuesday's varsity-only
game against Avon Park at 6
p.m., and tomorrow's home
match-up with district opponent
When the girls return from
the holiday break, there are only
two games on the schedule,
-both at home, Jan. 10 vs.
'Sebring and Jan. 11 vs. Lake
The Lady Wildcats are in
Class 2A-District 10 action the
week of Jan. 14-18 at Lake
Backtracking Dec. 7, the girls
lost at home to Kathleen 4-1,
with Alejandro Castaneda get-
ting to only Lady Wildcat goal.
The girls aie showing their
improvement, however, in
much closer outings against
most opponents. Last Tuesday(
they lost 2-0 to Frostproof, a

team they had lost 7-0 to early
in the season. "We showed
remarkable improvement," said
Coach Nicole Aubry.
She was also elated at the
junior varsity accomplishments
in their very first year of exis-
The JV girls tied 0-0 at home
against Kathleen and won 3-1
over Frostproof, after holding
them scoreless on Nov. 3. In
this encounter, there were
scores by Silvia Alvarez,
Senida Garcia and Isabel Abel.
Other players with Alejandro
Castaneda on the varsity are
Addison Aubry, Ashley Baker,
Andrea Cantaneda, Diana
Chavez, Brooke Conley, Ana
Galvez, McKenzie Garcia,
Joane Gonzalez, Gaby Mon-
tero, Farrah Muntz, Rurya Oli-
vares, Amalia Rivera, Martha
Valadez and Elizabeth Alvarez.
The JV squad includes Jaz-
min Alvarado, Savannah Aubry,
Tiffany Flores, Veronica Ri-
vera, Vanessa Miranda, Jac-
queline Perez, Erika Ramirez,
Marisela Ramos, April Soliz,
Ana Toledo, Maria Zamora,
Valentina Cordoza, Lurdes
Hernandez, Cristal Huerta,
Abel, Garcia and Alvarez.

Taking the field for the first-ever JV girls team are (front row, from left) Marisela Ramos, Jazmin Alvarado, Senida
Garcia, Savannah Aubry and Vanessa Miranda; (second row) Tiffany Flores, Maria Zamora, Lurdes Hernandez, Silvia
Alvarez, April Solis and Isabel Abel; (back row) team manager Amalia Arista, assistant coach Peyton Sullivan, Jacque-
line Perez, Ana Toledo, Erika Ramirez, Cristal Huerta, Veronica Rivera, Valentina Cordoza, assistant coach Julian Garcia
and Head Coach Nicole Aubry.

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Sun Data
Rise: .7:13 AM
Set: 5:37 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 24 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:29 PM
Set: 12:25 AM
Overhead: 6:53 PM
Underfoot: 6:30 AM
Moon Phase
First Quarter
Major Times
6:30 AM 8:30 AM
6:53 PM 8:53 PM
- Minor Times
12:25 AM -1:25 AM
12:29 PM 1:29 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -5
Sun Data
Rise: 7:13 AM
Set: 5:37 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 24 mins.
Moon Data.
Rise: 1:04 PM
Set: 1:20 AM
Overhead: 7:37 PM
Underfoot: 7:15 AM
Moon Phase
, Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
7:15 AM 9:15 AM
7:37 PM 9:37 PM
Minor Times
1:20 AM 2:20 AM
1:04 PM- 2:04 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -5

Sun Data
Rise: 7:14 AM
Set: 5:38 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 24 mins.
SMoon Data
Rise: 1:41 PM
Set: 2:13 AM
Overhead: 8:22 PM
Underfoot: 7:59 AM
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
7:59 AM 9:59 AM
8:22 PM 10:22 PM
Minor Times '
2:13 AM;- 3:13 AM
1:41 PM- 2:41 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -5
Sun Data
Rise: 7:14 AM
Set: 5:39 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 25 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:18 PM
Set: 3:06 AM
Overhead: 9:08 PM
Underfoot: 8:45 AM
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
8:45 AM -10:45 AM
9:08 PM 11:08 PM
Minor Times
3:06 AM 4:06 AM
2:18 PM 3:18 PM
Solunpr Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -5

Sun Data
Rise: 7:15 AM
Set: 5:39 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 24 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:59 PM
Set: 3:58 AM
Overhead: 9:54 PM
Underfoot: 9:31 AM
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
9:31 AM-11:31 AM
9:54 PM 11:54 PM
Miniior Times'
3:58 AM 4:58 AM
2:59 PM 3:59 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -5
Sun Data
Rise: 7:15 AM
Set: 5:40 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 25 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 3:43 PM
SSet: 4:49 AM
Overhead: 10:42 PM
Underfoot: 10:18 AM
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
10:18 AM-12:18 PM
10:42 PM-12:42 AM
Minor Times
4:49 AM 5:49 AM
3:43 PM;- 4:43 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -5

Sun Data
Rise: 7:16 AM
Set 5:40 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 24 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 4:30 PM
Set:.5:40 AM
Overhead: 11:30 PM
Underfoot: 11:06 AM
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
11:06 AM 1 1:06 PM
11:30 PM 1:30 AM
Minor Times
5:40 AM 6:40 AM
4:30 PM 5:30 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -5
Sun Data
Rise: 7:16 AM
Set: 5:41 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 25 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 5:20 PM
Set: 6:28 AM
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Underfoot: 11:55 AM
Moon Phase
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Major Times
11:55 AM 1:55 PM
Minor Times
6:28 AM 7:28 AM
5:20 PM 6:20 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -5

Suited up for varsity action are (first row, left to right) McKenzie Garcia, Rurya Olivares, Ana Galvez, Elizaabeth Alvarez
and, Joane Gonzalez; (second row) Brooke Conley, Addison Aubry, Farrah Muntz, Gaby Montero and Ashley Baker;
(back row) Head Coach Nicole Aubry, assistant coach Julian Garcia, Diana Chavez, Martha Valadez, Alejandra Cas-
taneda, Andrea Castaneda, Amalia Rivera, team manager Amalia Arista and assistant coach Peyton Sullivan.

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-Schedule of Weekly Services-

Printed as a Public Service
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W Iuchu Florida,. ..

Thursday 5 ..

310 Orange St.
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.

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

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

121 West Broward St. 375-2231
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ............................7:30 p.m.

725 Palmetto St.
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.

Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship.......1....10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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 ................700 p.m.

Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
Bible Study ............................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .............10:45 a.m
'Evening Worship ..................6:30p.m
WEDNESDAY: .'., .. ; ,.:.
Discipleship Training .
Youth & Adult ..................6:30 p.m.
AWANA (ages 3-5th grade) ....6:30 p.m.

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.rii.

Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m,
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

Misa (Espanol) Sunday -........7:00 p.m.

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.

210 E. Broward St. 3754681
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

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

6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training........5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time .......7:00 p.m.
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
Sunday Worship .................. 00 am,
2nd Sunday Communion .... 11:00 an,
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m,
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ,,,,7:00 p.m,

E. Broward St.
Sunday School ...........,,,. 10:00 am,

Sunday'Service ......,.... ........., 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.............7:30 p.m.

Murray Road off Hwy. 17
Domingos EsFuela Dom...:...9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servic ..................6:30 p.m:

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

513 W. Orange St.
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

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

149 Bedger Loop 448-2831
Servicio Domingos ...............:30 p.m.
Jueves (Ensefianza Biblica) ........
....................................... 7:30p.m .

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

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.

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

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


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

Rainey Blvd.
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 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.
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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.
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.

Will Duke Road
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.

Martin Luther King Blvd.

630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ...............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ............................ 1:00 a.m.

615 Rainey Blvd.
'uriil.,. Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....l 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

807 S. 8th Ave.
Domingos Escuela
Dominica .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Servicio ...............................11:00 a.m .
Lunes Oracion ...................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ................7:00 p.m.

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.

501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................1:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

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 v......7:00 p.m.

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.

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

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

1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
Generations Cafe 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.
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ...............6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m.
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
Sunday School .....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................1:00 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.

207 N. Seventh Ave. -\773-4267
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship\ 1:00 a.m.,
Casual Sunday Worship........\6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............ 10:00a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

1397 South Florida Avenue
Sunday School ......................9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1...0:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult. Children & Radiate Youth Church

511 W. Palmetto
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship .............7:30 p.m.

810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
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.
Sunday Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

Old Bradenton Road

1909 Stanfield Rd.
Sunday School ....................10: 00 a.m.
Evening Service .................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer
Night) .............................. 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship Service ........7:30 p.m.

501 N. 9" Ave.
Martes ............... ...........7: 30 p.m.
Jueves ............................7:30 p.m.
Domingo ............................ 10:30 a.m.

511 W. Palmetto St.
SDomingos ...........................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles............................7:00 p.m.

155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service .....................2:0 p.m.

Sunday Service ...................10:00 a.m.

Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening ......................6:00 p.m.

3102 Heard Bridge Road
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.

Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages) .......................7:00 p.m.

117 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday Service ................. 10:00:a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services

10 Martin Luther King Ave.
Mor. Worship
(1st & 3r Sun.) ..................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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.

1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3" Sun.
Communion .......... .........10:00 a.m.
2" & 4" Sun.
Divine Worship ...............10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ........................1... 1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
149 Manley Road East Main
Sunday School .........:..........9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ...................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ...........7:00 p.m.
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service .......:..........10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.
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.

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

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

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.....1:00 a.m.
(Creole)....................1:00 p.m.
Catecismo ............................9:45 a.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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

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.

1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
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.
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship ...........7:30 p.m.
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church..................................10:0Q a.m .
Youth Service ......................6:00,p.m.
Evening Service .................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service:...............7:30 p.m.
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship.................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
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.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday, School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ...........................7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
2344 Merle Langford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 a.m.
SSunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
.Wednesday Service...............7:30 p.m.

South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship .................2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

2465 Oxendine Rd.
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Worship............................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening..................................1:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
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.
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.
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo ..........11:00 a.m.
.............................................. 7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .......................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ...................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ...........................6:00 p.m.
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
Sunday Service ..................11:00 a.m.
3676 US. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School .................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.
3027 Schoolhouse Lane
Domingo, Misa en Espanol ..9:30 a.m.
Catecismo ......................:......11:00'a.m;
Escuela Dominica .. .........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ..........................1..1100 a.m.
Pioneer Club ..........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio .............................. 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


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December 27, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3C

How To Help Your Children

Prevent Skin Cancer

The sun's rays can be harmful
all year, and as people turn to
tanning beds moving into the
fall, it is important to think
about UV exposure. Every year,
more than 2 million Americans
"are diagnosed with skin cancer,
making it the most common
type of cancer in the United
The people at greatest risk for
skin cancer are those who are
exposed often to UV (ultravio-
let) rays during childhood and
the teen years and who have a
fair skin type, defined by:
Blonde or red hair and light
eye color
Pair skin that freckles and
sunburns easily
Skin that does not easily tan
The good news is that skin can-
cer is preventable if you limit
exposure to UV rays, and that
counseling young people about
protecting themselves works.
Facts about skin cancer
Too much exposure to UV
rays damages skin cells, which
can lead to skin cancer. UV rays
come from the sun, tanning
booths and sunlamps.
The two most common types
of skin cancer-basal cell and
squamous cell-can usually be
cured when they are found and
treated early, though they can
lead to permanent scars and dis-
figurement. These types of skin
cancer are also called non-
melanoma skin cancer. A third

kind of, skin cancer is mel-
anoma. It is much less common,
but more serious and more life
What can you do?
The U.S. Preventive Services
Task Force (USPSTF), an inde-
pendent group of national
experts in prevention and evi-
dence-based medicine, exam-
ined the research on counseling
to prevent skin cancer. It issued
a recommendation that health
care professionals counsel
young people ages 10 to 24
years old with a fair skin type
about minimizing their expo-
sure to UV rays to reduce their
"When it comes to UV expo-
sure, doctors and nurses can be
valuable allies to parents in
keeping their children healthy,"
said Virginia Moyer, M.D.,
M.P.H., professor of pediatrics
at Baylor College of Medicine
and USPSTF chair.
Ask your health care profes-
sional to speak with your chil-
dren who are in this older age
range and have fair skin about
the dangers of sun exposure and
indoor tanning.
"Even though parents might
think their older children don't
listen, the Task Force found that
when health care professionals
provide counseling, children in
this age group not only listen,
but they change their behavior,"
added Dr. Moyer.

Letter To The Editor

Liberal, Big-Spending

Government Is Not Good

Dear Editor:
The idiots in Washington
keep giving us this line of
garbage about going over the
fiscal cliff. We have already
gone over it a few trillion dol-
lars ago.
It is a trait of democratic big
government to 'throw money at
everything, even if we don't
have any: They borrow money,
pay interest on it and then give
it away as foreign aid. A real
intelligent operation.
A while back they gave us
another link of garbage alt
raising the debt limit. Thatwas

pure garbage, also. As it would-
n't make any difference either
way. We are in deep trouble, the
same as Greece and Spain. It
will be only a short time and it
will be here.
Obama and Bernanke are
printing money as fast as possi-
ble which only speeds up infla-
tion which makes our money
less each day. This will contin-
ue until you and I are broke
also, caused by inflation.
All the above is being done to
get the U.S. into a one-world
government with the ones at the
top controlling every aspect of

Since appearance can be im-
portant to young people, a doc-
tor or nurse can explain how
tanning will damage how their
skin looks. Using effective
methods such as brochures aid
interactive computer programs,
a health care professional can
help convince teens and young
adults to protect themselves
from UV rays.
Parents who help their chil-
dren have healthy sun behaviors
are helping their kids reduce
their chances of skin cancer for
their entire lives. They can help
encourage their children to take
simple actions that health care
professionals recommend, in-
Using "broad-spectrum"
sunscreen with a sun protection
factor (SPF) of 15 or greater
Covering up with a wide-
brimmed hat, sunglasses, long
sleeves, and long pants or skirts
Staying out of the sun
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.,
when UV rays are the strongest
Avoiding tanning booths
and sunlamps
These tips are not about com-
pletely avoiding the sun, but
rather about limiting exposure
and protecting yourself.
Following these suggestions
also will help keep skin looking
young and healthy.
For more information about
the USPSTF, visit www.uspre-

your life, .Romney was right,
47% of the population is on
government dole to get free
money without working.
The only thing that should go
over the cliff is Obama, Pelosi,
Biden, and Reed all handcuffed
together. You people who voted
for Obama will wake up when
the taxes start coming to you.
On Obamacare, you remem-
ber Nancy Pelosi saying we
have to pass this law to see
what's in it? All the states
should be nullifying Obama-
care. It can be done.
Save your money, your going
to need it soon.
William Bartlett

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4C The Herald-Advocate, December 27,2012

Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet

Wayne Shick welcomed 110,
and shared prayers and con-
cerns, followed by hymns led
by Bob Conkle. The lighting of
the Advent candle was shared
by John and Joann Harris fol-
lowed by the Advent prayer and
song. The devotion was given
by Dave Zellers, followed by
the chapel choir and "Welcome
the Babe," directed by Sandy
Feeser with the accompaniment
of Cheryl Conkle playing
Ushers collecting the offer-
ing were Ray and Darlene
Hayes and Don and Cathy
Payne. Special music sung by
Stephanie Connell was "A King
is Coming to Town." Pastor
David's message was "Jesus Is
Coming To Town," followed by
our closing hymn.
Anyone interested in bring-
ing a poinsettia to place on the
front of the stage in honor of a
loved one or for any reason is
welcome to bring them from
now until Christmas, they are
wanting them to remain there
until Christmas Eve Candle-
light Service.
Gerry, sporting another scarf
for her special season of fun,
led the pledge and prayer with
177 in attendance. Coffee,
bagels and doughnuts were
enjoyed by all. Many activities
were mentioned and coupons,
50/50, and Perkins pie were raf-
fled off.
A large crocheted U.S. flag
afghan was donated by Magoo
Kaspersetz. She generously
made this afghan with yarn,
from the United States and
assembled it in Canada over the
summer. Tickets will be avail-
able at coffee hour, and pro-
ceeds go to the publishing of
the newsletter.
The Christmas Tree Bless-
ing, read by Jeanne Ricard, was
well attended with 130. Our
2013 King Keith & Queen
Shiela Banister were announced
and crowned by our past King

King Keith & Queen Sheila Banister take their reign for

George De, Smet, & Queen
myself. Congratulations to
King Keith and Queen Sheila
Banister for a job well done
with helping with many park
Wayne Shick led the caroling
accompanied by Sandy Feeser
playing the piano, followed
with a Christmas reading by
Ardeth Johns. We were given
the opportunity for all to see
John and Janet, our activities
director, through Skype on the
big screen, projector and com-
puter, coordinated by George
De Smet and Garry Delves.
We had a visit from "Sissy
Claus," Ed Angell, who pre-
sented a little skit, since Santa
was unable to be here due to
health issues. Our first-place
winner for best decorated unit
was Don and Yvonne Mac-

Donald, second place was Herb
and Martha DeHann. Congrats,
and we so appreciate your par-
Unfortunately, rain halted the
pony and carriage ride, donated
by Don and Rose Simmers for
the king and queen around the
Kudos to Gerry Wilhelm for
her season as acting director,
and we wanted to wish her a
Merry Christmas, receiving a
gift for an area restaurant.
Punch and coffee, served by
Rosie Reno, Ethel Finlay, Marie
Spohn, Sandy Walker and
Diane Delves, and snacks pro-
vided by the residents were
enjoyed by all.
It takes a village of volun-
teers to make an evening suc-
cessful. We appreciate all of
you for your help.

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of time whereby all of His children could enjoy special
companionship with Him for it is written that God sanctified (set
apart for holy use) the seventh day or the one we now call Saturday.
Our Eternal Father even went so far as to bless the day itself
(Genesis 2:3), so you can be sure that by partaking of this precious
time you will receive a blessing yourself. On every Saturday you can
supernaturally (by God's grace) be relieved of stress associated
with secular duties and obligations. You can be recharged by the
Great Healer Jesus Christ. You can enter the new week ahead with
miraculous results. If you think that you would like to experience the
benefits of this Holy blessing you must first by faith ask God to help
make it happen. Since the nature that we have all inherited is not in
subjection to Godly spiritual principles, the first miracle that will be
realized is the one that made you willing to partake of the blessing
in the first place.


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I courthouse Report

The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
Leonard Joseph Leger, 75,
Grande Dique, N.B., Canada,
and Mary G. Whitman, 78,
Bowling Green.
Joseph Octavio Carranco,
42, Zolfo Springs, and Wendy J.
Guzman, 39, Wauchula*
Troy, Allen Edwards, 45,
Bradenton, and Angela Eileen
Balam', 46, Bradenton
Chrislian G Avila Reyes, 21,
Bowling Green, and Monica
Duarte, 20, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Discover Bank vs. Michelle,
L. Sconyers, voluntary dis-
Citibank vs. Eleanor M.
,Siegert, voluntary dismissal.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Kimberly L.
Price, Thomas Ray Price, et al,
Asset Acceptance vs.
Criselda Chavez, default judg-
James, R. Kelly vs. Kathy
Gregg, judgment for tenant
Capital One Bank vs.
Amanda S. Cheshire, judgment.

The ', following misde-
.meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
David.Lee Smith, violation
of environmental rules and reg-
ulations and burning of prohib-
ited materials, not prosecuted.
Sergio Golpe-Turrel, disor-
derly intoxication, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 cost of prose-
Joshua Andrew Gonzales,-
violation of city noise ordi-
nance, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 cost of prosecution,
$50 investigative costs.
Emelito Ramos-DeLeon, dis-
orderly intoxication, adjudica-
tion withheld, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 cost of prosecu-
tion and $50 investigative costs
placed on lien.
Lori Rodriguez, theft of a
credit card, one mohth one day

in jail with credit for time
served, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 cost of prosecution
and $50 investigative costs
placed on lien..
Adrian Castillo, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Pedro Roberto Diaz, petit
theft, not prosecuted.
Amaurice Patterson, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge battery), probation
amended to include seven days
in jail, $677 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fee,
$100 cost of prosecution, resti-

The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Elsie Chery and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Julian Jermaine Williams,
petition for enforcement of
administrative -child support
Kimberly D. Reas and David
L. Reas, divorce.
First National Bank vs.
Pamela J. Ellis, William R.
Huseman et al, petition to fore-
close mortgage.
Clyde Ratliff in behalf of
minor child vs. Linda Darlene
Ratliff, petition for injunction
for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Christopher Hodges, Samantha
Diane Minor et al, judgment.
Edith Leon-Perez and DOR
vs. Jose A. Hernandez Esco-
bedo, voluntary dismissal.
Tiana Jackson Cssso-Ivery
vs. Taberthy Denise Paigen,
voluntary dismissal.
Florida Credit Solutions vs.
Facundo Alvarado, voluntary
Freddie A. Land Jr. vs. State
Attorney, et al, petition to
review inmate situation dis-
Ricto Lopez vs. state
Department of Corrections,
inmate petition dismissed.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation as trustee vs. Omar A.

Maya, Maribel Maya, et al,
judgment of mortgage foreclo-
Sarah Cisneros vs. Adrian
Rios, injunction for protection.
Jenny Lynn Dickey vs.
Donna Jean Granadero, injunc-
tion for protection.
Stephanie Grimes vs. Donna
Jean Granadero, injunction for
Kyle George Heine vs.
Nathan Tomlinson, voluntary
Amanda Sanchez vs. Hehu
sanchez, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Stephanie Jones vs. Jamal
Moore, injunction for protec-
Sandra Colvin vs. Matthew
Mark McEntyre, injunction for
Deutsche Bank Trust Co. as
trustee vs. Michael Barker et al,
Miguel A. Santiago and.
Elizabeth Danielle DeLeon,
Jessica Lynn Ward and DOR
vs. Christopher Poole, volun-
tary dismissal.
Amy Elizabeth Wilson and
Eddie Braxton Wilson Jr.,

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Barabara Teat Griggs, two
counts sale of methampheta-
mine and possession of meth-
amphetamine with intent to sell,
probation five years, $520 fine
and court costs on each charge,
$300 cost of prosecution, $200
investigative costs, $100 Flor-
ida Department of Law En-
forcement drug assessment
fees, and $60 First Step proba-
tion fees placed on lien; two
counts possession of drug para-
phernalia, possession of drug
paraphernalia with. intent to
deliver and actual/constructive
possession of a conveyance
used for sale of controlled sub-

stances, not prosecuted.
Terrell Leaf Palmer, unlaw-
ful use of a two-way communi-
cation device, probation five y
ears, S520 fine and court costs,
$200 cost of prosecution, $300
Investigative costs, $60 First
Step probation fees; use of a
computer to seduce a child,
receiving computer statements
for the purpose of sexual con-
tact with a child and traveling to
meet a minor, not prosecuted.
Stacy English. violation of
community control house
arrest (original charge defraud-
ing a secondary metals recy-
cler), community control re-
voked, 11 months, 29 days in
jail, $300public defender fees
and $150 cost of prosecution
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
David Karl Hastings, battery
on person 65 or older, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation three
years, $520 fine and court costs,
$150 public defender fees, $200
cost of prosecution, $150 inves-
tigative costs, $536 First. Step
probation fees.
Felipe Manriquez, domestic
battery by strangulation, proba-
tion one year, $777 fine and
court costs, $150 public de-
fender fee, $200 cost of prose-
cution, $150 investigative costs,
$12 First Step probation fee;
possession of alcohol under 21,
time served; aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon, not pros-
Enrique Martinez, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, eight months in jail with
credit for time served, $620 fine
'and court costs, $150 public
defender fee, $100 cost of pros-
ecution and $150 investigative
costs placed on lien.
Martin Martinez-Hernandez,
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, five
months in jail with credit for
time served, $720 fines and
court costs, $300 public defend-
er fees, $200 cost of prosecu-
tion and $100 FDLE drug fee
placed on lien..
Frank Troy Mendoza, pos-
session of methamphetamine
with intent to sell, probation
five years and community con-
trol two years, $620 fines and
court costs, $350 public defend-
er fees, $200 cost of prosecu-
tion, $100 investigative costs;

possession of drug parapherna-
lia, time served.
Frank Romeo III, violation
of community control (original
charges possession of cocaine
and three traffic offenses), pro-
bation terminated unsuccessful-
Kaylee L. Sanchez, failure to
redeliver leased equipment,
probation one year six months,
$520 fine and court costs, $150
public defender fees, $100 cost
of prosecution, $150 investiga-
tive costs, $18 First Step proba-
tion costs.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Tomas
Toledo, certificate of title
William E. Carlton III as
trustee to T.C. Prescott,
Deutsche Bank National
Trust as trustee to Jose Macias
III, Robin M. Macias, $50,100.
Ronald H. and Thelma J.
Chambers to Daniel Lee
Fennell, $69,500.

Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, the bowl season has started. There will be
35 in all, enough to bowl you over this holiday season. Many bowl
match ups have received big yawns from fans. If the first two
bowls are any indication though, it will be an exciting bowl season.
Arizona scored twice in the late fourth quarter to take a comeback
49-48 win away from Nevada. Utah St. had little trouble with
Toledo but as promised, they are a fun team to watch.
The NFL is looking toward the playoffs. Don't look for the
Bucanneers to be there. The last few weeks have taken their toll on
the young team. The good news is the players from Schiano's first
draft are making an impact. Not saying the future is so bright fans
will need new sunglasses, but optimism is the word.
Jimbo has lost several coaches recently. Stoops took the
Kentucky job and took coaches with him. Florida picked up Joker
Phillips, fired UK coach, to coach recievers. Willie Taggart is
building his staff at USF..
The Big East is now on life support with,the basketball-only
schools leaving the conference in 2015. Cincinnati and Connecticut
are trying their best for an invite from the ACC. Many think that
will happen eventually. Attempts for the Big 12 have gone unan-
swered. The Big 12 will.not expand just for the sake of expanding.
They have stated any schools they take will be major players. Look
for FSU and Clemson to be the first taken by the Big 12. The
CUSA schools that had announced they were leaving to join the
Big East are now having second thoughts'. There is nothing to be
gained buying a ticket on the Titanic. Where does that leave USF?
Surely, the CUSA would love to take them in.
Now let's look at this week's bowl games ...
I. BYU vs. San Diego St. Good match up with BYU a 21
point favorite. Look for the home team here to pull a mild upset.
SDSU 33 BYU 30.
2. Ball St. vs. UCF in the Beef O' Bradys Bowl in St. Pete..-
The Knights will be all over David Letterman's Alma Mater. UCF
45 Ball St..17.
3. East Carolina vs. La-Lafayette The Pirates were lucky to
win 6 games for eligibility while ULL should have.beaten Florida.
ULL 31 ECU 21.
4. Washington vs. Boise St. The Broncos show up for bowl
games. Boise St. 41 Washington 27.
5. Fresno St. vs. SMU Mustangs have a solid ground game
but won't match up in this one. Fresno. St. 35 SMU 24
6. Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will
inake Willie Taggart proud. WKU 34 CMU 17.

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FFA at Work in 201 2 -2013!
by FFA members, Brooke Knight & Dillard Albritton

In July, the Hardee Senior FFA
kicked off the 2012-2013 school
year with its new advisor, Mr. Brett
Wheeler. Prior to the new school
year, the Hardee FFA chapter,
with the help of many people in
our community, began making
improvements in the Ag Department.
There were many work days,
throughout the summer break, where
FFA members participated in Ag
clean up. On these days, garbage was
eliminated, the barns were cleaned,
and old cow pens were torn down.
Members of the community, along
with FFA members then came to
the Ag Department to help rebuild
the pens, which are now holding
the FFA Chapter's steer and heifer.
The main reason that this fencing
needed to be replaced was that
they were unsuitable for moving
cattle through them when needed.
The Hardee Senior FFA is planning
to bring several more head of cattle
to the Ag Department to help the
students learn more about the cattle
and have a better understanding of

the cattle industry in Hardee County.
Also, eight new pens for swine
being shown in the Hardee County
Fair were built at the Ag Department.
These pens are being used for
students in the Hardee Senior FFA
who wanted to show swine but did
not have a place at their home to
keep them. This gives students the
opportunity to be more involved
in the FFA, gain responsibility,
and understand the swine market.
Aside from the student's swine, there
are two swine being kept at the Ag
Department that are the FFA's chapter
swine; one will be shown at the
county fair, and one at the state fair.
Already this year the Hardee FFA
has made huge accomplishments
and made many improvements.
Although there have been many
positive changes, the Hardee
Senior FFA officers, alongside new
Ag teacher and FFA Advisor, Mr.
Wheeler, will continue to work hard
to keep improving the program
and gain more active members.

There is nothing like hands on learning! Pictured here, Agriculture Teacher, Mr. Brett
Wheeler, demonstrates for his students the proper technique for inoculating swine.

Attention HHS Parents

Over the next few months, Hardee Senior High will be participating in a process for renewing our school's accreditation. Maintaining our
accreditation is important, as it ensures our graduates remain competitive at the post secondary level including college and technical
school admissions.

Parents are asked to provide feedback by completing a brief, online survey. They may also go to the school's webpage at:
http://www.hardee.kl2.fl.us/hhs/ to access this survey at any time from December 3rd through December 31st.


Recently, members from the HHS Blue Star Brigade were recognized for
their participation in a service recognizing military veterans at the Crys-
tal Lake RV Park. Their moving performance of Taps earned them a spe-
cial award, along with a monetary donation toward the band program.
Pictured here receiving their awards: (L to R) Crystal Lake representative
Jerry Lauer, band member Austin Stoner, band member Oscar Ramirez,
band director Michael Hill, and Crystal Lake Activities Director Joe Bennitt.

Students in Mrs. Autry's medical skills classes engage in hands on learn-
ing experiences that will prepare them for tasks that might be required of
those who work in hospitals and nursing homes. Pictured here, Minerva
Ruiz-Dominques (L) and Rachel Roberts (R) get practice on how to prop-
erly shave a patient. The willing "patient" (center) is fellow medical skills
student Marcos Santana.

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During a recent STEM Scholars Forum at South Florida State College,
Hardee High School students participated in biochemical and medi-
cal skills activities. Pictured here, 9th grade student, Kristen Burkett,
follows the procedure for extracting and preserving her own DNA.

V.,' 7- 7.-
Calendar of Upcoming


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- Online registration with uploaded photo must be completed by midmght
EST. (HSH School Code is 101-805, Test Center Code is 10-728)

Students Return to School
Girls Basketball v. Avon Park
Boys Basketball v. Lake Placid
Girls Basketball @ DeSoto

S 1/8


Early Release Day for Students
Winter Break Begins
SAT Test Registration Deadline

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December 27, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7C

CASE NO. 252012CA000134

Defendants. .


pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in the above-entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Hardee County, Florida, I will s
at public sale to the highest bid-
der for cash, at the Hardee
County Courthouse. located at
417 West Main St., second Floor
Hallway outside of Room 202,
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.,
on the 2 day of January, 2013,
that;certain parcel of real proper-
ty situated in Hardee County,
Florida, described as follows:,

The West 1/3 of the South
1/4 of the East 1/2 of the
NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 and4
the West 1/3 of the NE 1/4
of SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, all-
being in Section 6,
Township 35 South, Range
26 East, Hardee County,
Any oerson claiming an inter-
est In the surplus from the sale, if
iany;:- qther than the property.
owner, as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.

Dated this 7 day, of December,
2012 :; ... r

B. Hugh Bradley, CLERK
Circuit Court of Hardee County

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
CASE NO.: 252012CP000096



The administration of the
also know as FLAVIANO V. AVAL-
OS, deceased, whose date of
death was October 14, 2012, and
whose social security number is
xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is'Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL
33873-1749. The name and
address of the Personal Repre-
sentative and' the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.

SAll creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN



The date of the first publication
of this Notice is Dec. 13, 2012.

SPersonal Representative:
214 Georgetown Loop
Wauchula, FL 33873
Attorney for Personal
John W.H. Burton, of
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone No.: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier, No.: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137

115 I7th Ave ..]

CASE NO. 25-2011-CA-000067





that an action to foreclose on the
following real property in Hardee
County, Florida:

ADDRESS: 445 Grove St.,
Bowling Green, FL 33834
has been filed against you in the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit, Hardee County, Florida,
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses to
the Complaint, if any, to Gregory
A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South
Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida
33801, on or before January 11,
2013, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise,
a default will be entered against
you for relief demanded in the
DATE: December 7, 2012
Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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, FL 33830, (863)
534-4686, at least 7 days before
your scheduled appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this
notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days; if you are hear or
voice impaired, call 711.

CASE NO. 25-2012-CA-000474


BLANDIN, et al,



action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property Hardee
County, Florida:

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy

E -Giving Kids A Taste For Fruits And Vegetables
Research from the Centers for Harvard Medical School) and ing fruit and veggie snacks.
Disease Control and Prevention colleagues discovered that in Schools should:
(CDC) shows that most children general, kids don't like to bite Offer salad bars.
should eat more fruits and veg- into whole fruit. "But if you cut Involve students in taste
tables, which contain essential it up for them, even though it's tests.
nutrients that may help protect the exact same fruit, instead of Pay attention to presenta-
against chronic diseases. But going in the trash can,'it goes
how can parents, schools and into their mouth," he says.
other caregivers get kids to Dr. Schuster is now preparing
chow down? SNaX for use throughout
Cut up fruit before serving it, LAUSD and beyond. But
suggests Mark Schuster, M.D., LAUSD is already using some
Ph.D., a researcher with the key features, including the cut
Prevention Research Centers fruit component.
HE (PRC) Program, a nationwide Parents should model healthy
network of 37 academic re- eating habits, says Becky
search centers funded by the Mozaffarian, M.S., M.P.H., a
CDC to find ways to help people researcher at the Harvard
S get and stay healthy. University ,PRC. Fruits and
Dr. Schuster, while leading vegetables should always be
the University of California at readily available in the home.
Los Angeles PRC, partnered "Try keeping a supply of cut-up .
with the Los Angeles Unified fruits and veggies in the refrig-
School District (LAUSD) in erator, at eye level, for snack-
/ developing Students for Nutri- ing," she says.
tion and Exercise (SNaX), a Mozaffarian helped develop
program in which middle school Food & Fun After School 2nd
students promote healthy eating Edition, a curriculum that out-
and physical activity among side-of-school programs can
their peers. During testing of use to promote physical activity
N- SNaX, Dr. Schuster (now at and healthier food to children. A .

Sof your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if
any, on Ronald R. Wolfe &'
Associates, P.L., Plaintiff'S attor-
ney, whose address is 4919
Memorial Highway, Suite 200,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the
original with this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on this 13 day of
December, 2012.

Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappier, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770. via Flo0i aRelay Service.
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The YMCA has committed to
using Food & Fun nationwide
as part of First Lady Michelle
Obama's Partnership for a
Healthier America initiative.
-The curriculum is available free
at www.foodandfun.org.
"Serve a fruit or vegetable
with every meal and snack,"
says Mozaffarian. "Even if chil-
dren don't touch the fruit or
vegetable at first, one day they
just might try it. Don't give up."
For more information about
the PRC Program, go to
More Tips ,
Parents and caregivers
Introduce fruits and. veg-
gies early in life.
Involve children in fruit
and veggie purchases.
Involve children in prepar-

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Getting Out Of An
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1 (800) 500-1119

tion. For example, a package
with condensation on the plastic
cover may look unappetizing.
See www.cdc.gov/nutrition/-
everyone for recommended
daily amounts of fruits and veg-
etables, depending upon age,
sex and physical activity level.




Pursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes, notice is
hereby given tothe following persons) to show cause why
they should not be disqualified as a registered yoter:
Thomas R Anderson
1851,.Dishong Rd.
Wauchula, FL 33873

Christina Rodriguez
3080 Hickory Ct.
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

Duhlia L Baker
5407 County Road 663
Bowling Green, FL 33834

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

Y la NOTA para

Segun Secci6n 98.075(7), los Estatutos de la Florida,la nota
por la present es dada a la persona (s) siguiente para
mostrar la causa poi qu6 ellos no deben ser descalificados
como un votante registrado:

Thomas R Anderson
1851 Dishong Rd.
Wauchula, FL 33873

Christina Rodriguez
3080.Hickory Ct.
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

Duhlia L Baker
5407 County Road 663
Bowling Green, FL 33834

encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la causa
por qu6 su nombre no se debe quitar de los rollos de
matricula de votante. El fracaso para responder'dentro de
30 dias tendrA como resultado una determinaci6n de
ineligibility por el Supervisor y la eliminaci6n de su nombre
del sistema a todo'el estado de matricula de votante. Para
la informaci6n y la instrucci6n adicionales, avise al
Supervisor de Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30
dias de la publicaci6n de esta nota.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Condado
de Elecciones Hardee


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Chicki is a female Chihuahua.
She is a white, tan and brown adult with a short coat
and long tail. Chicki is housebroken and good with
children and other animals. She has a very sweet
personality. Her 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.



CUST TCO9 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:


Description of Property:



Name in which acessed: HEIRS OF JOHNNY

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
9T day of January, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.

.Dated this 28th 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.: 252012TD013XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 1



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:


Description of Property:

5 AC S1/2 OF NE1/4 OF SW1/4 OF
OR224P424 409P421 411P574


Name in which assessed: JOSE ANTONIO MARTINEZ

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
9rday of January, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 26"t 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.: 252012TD010XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 12:6-27c

8C The Herald-Advocate, December 27, 2012

Letter To The Editor

Laster Family To Honor

Parents, Hardee Manor

Dear Editor:
On April 3, 2012, our beauti-
ful mother, spiritual mentor,
and friend, Pastor Lillie Laster,
.passed away and went to her
final destination in the heavens
with our savior Jesus Christ.
On Friday, Dec. 21, 2012,
would have been our mother's
88th birthday. Although our
family will visit our mother's
grave, we will also celebrate her
birthday with the 75 patients at
Hardee Manor Nursing Home
in Wauchula.
Although our mother was not
a patient at Hardee Manor or
either a permanent patient at
any nursing facility, the Laster
Family feels a need to continue
to give love, laughter, time and
gifts to the elderly/disabled
group of people who may be
forgotten during the holiday
season. We loved our mother,
and she loved us back.
Mom and dad taught us to
love and to give, and with
God's grace we will continue
the legacy of our mother, which
is to love and treat people the
way you would like to be treat-
On this special day, there will
be a birthday cake, drinks, and
the topmost of the party is that
each "patient will receive 'a
Christmas/birthday gift from
our mother's love to them.
The theme for; the
Christmas/birthday' celebration
will be "Mrs. Laster and
Friends Day!" The event will
begin at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21.
If you would like to donate
items, please contact Hardee
Manor facility, and they will
,advise you on the- acceptable
items that the patients can use at
the facility.
As you read this article, you
may have a family member or a
friend who is in a nursing facil-
ity. If you can, please take .a
moment to share your time
through prayer and maybe even
a visit. This is the holiday sea-
son, and for many elderly/dis-
abled people that primary resi-

dence is a facility. This
Christmas season may cause
many to feel alone, and they
may not enjoy their Christmas
as well as others because of the
lack of family visitors or
Although bur mother, Pastor
Lillie Mae Laster, is no longer
with us, we are excited about
the Christmas/birthday celebra-
tion and giving back to our
community where our parents
were loved and respected. Our
primary goal \is to bring an
awareness of elderly/disabled
people in nursing facilities
across our great country who
may spend their Christmas hol-
iday alone. On our mother's
birthday, we can no longer give
gifts to our mother, however, on
"Mrs. Laster & Friends Day"
we will, bring a smile upon the
faces of the elderly and disabled
patients at Hardee Manor
Thank you Mom and Dad.
The works you've done have
spoken for you,

Sponsors, sons and daughters
of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Laster

,Sister Dixie L. Laughlin,
Peaceful Zion, Miami
Deacon Jesse Laster, Victory
Baptist Church, Jacksonville
Bishop Pastor Young Laster,
Spirit of Life Fellowship
COGIC, Lakeland
Co-Pastor Dorothy Mitchell,
New Birth Deliverance,
Pastor Eariestine Richardson,
End-Time Harvest, Tampa
Deacon Brown Laster,
Laster's Tabernacle, Zolfo
-Pastor Addie Battle, Higher
Grounds Ministries,
Wauchula ,
Dr. Gloriet Boyd, Faith,
Praise and Worship
Ministries, Lakeland,
Pastor Lillie Jones, New
Birth Deliverance
Ministries, Lakeland

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

Dec. 16, Vanessa Ann Garrett, 33, of 2432 Darkwing Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. Jesse
DeBoom and charged with DUI and DUI with property damage.
Dec. 16, James Edward Brown, 52, of 308 South Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on a charge of
withholding support of children.
Dec. 16, burglary of conveyances on SR 64 West and U.S. 17
South, a fight on Washington Street and a theft on SR 62 were

Dec. 15, Gregory Tyrone White, 44, of 1123 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on an ouf-of-county
Dec. 15, a residential burglary on South Florida Avenue and a
theft on Peeples Lane were reported.

Dec. 14, Michael Dean Patton, 23, of 6265 SR 66, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer and charged with grand
theft of a vehicle.
Dec. 14, Robert Jacob Eures, 20, of 323 S. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
Dec. 14, burglary of a conveyance on SR 64 East and a theft
on Elm Street were reported.

Dec. 13, Coby Daniel Nuccio, 20, of 5022 Poplar Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and
charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug para-
Dec. 13, Dwayne Charles Ingalls, 32, of 1214 Click Dr.,
Moore Haven, was arrested by Dep. Chris Albritton on a charge of
violation of probation.
Dec. 13, burglary of a conveyance on Sandpiper Drive, crimi-
nal mischief on Whooping Crane Lane and a theft on Sandpiper
Drive were reported.

Dec. 12, Rene Cervantes, 25, of 4060 Captiva Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by DTF on a charge of failure to appear in
Dec. 12, Mario'Alberto Rivas, 43, of 856 Fazzini Dr., Frost-
proof, was arrested and. charged with fraud -- displaying blank or
forged document and forgery possession of an altered driver
license card.
Dec. 12, Jessica Prince Valdez, 28, of 604 E. Bay St., Wau-
cula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on two counts of withhold-
ing support of children.
Dec. 12, thefts on'U.S. 17 North, Lake Branch Road and East
Main Street were reported.

Dec. 11, Charlie Taylor Jr., 67, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with two counts of tres-
pass on property other than structure or conveyance.
Dec. 11,Curtis Lee Quimby, 47, of 510Ohio Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of a
weapon/ammo by a convicted felon, contempt of court violation
of an injunction for protection, two counts of retail theft and resist-
ing a merchant. He had earlier beefi.arrested by Wauchula Det.
Matthew Whatley and charged with larceny petit theft.
Dec. 11, Nathaniel Wayne Stil3ell, 30, of 2410 Christy Lane,
Lakeland, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on a charge of vio-

lation of probation.
Dec. 11, burglary of a conveyance on Kelly Court and a theft
on Keeton Road were reported.

Dec. 10, Misty Marie McCaig, 31, of 310 S. Seventh St.,
Immokolee, was arrested by Cpl. James Adler and charged with
Dec. 10, David Delarosa, 23, of 6062 Citrus Highlands Dr. S.,
Bartow, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward and charged with DUI.
Dec. 10, burglary of a conveyance on Dena Circle, criminal
mischief on SR 62 and a theft on Schontag Road were reported.

Dec. 13, a theft on North 10th Avenue was reported.

Dec. 12, Adam Delatorre, 27, of 343 River Chase Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged with
cruelty toward a child that could result in injury.

Dec. 11, burglary of a conveyance on Briarwood Drive and a
fight on Georgia Street were reported.

Dec. 10, J.W. Steven Hicks, 30, of 306 Azalea Hill, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Chris LeConte and charged with battery.
Dec. 10, a theft on West Orange Street was reported.
Dec. 16, a fight on Middle Drive and criminal mischief on
U.S. 17 North were reported.

Dec. 15, Javier Mundo, 37, of 4217 Middle Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Chris Gicker and charged with battery.

Dec. 14, Travis Bryan Revell, 36, of 4850 Freeman Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Chris Gicker and charged
with possession of methamphetamine, criminal mischief--damage
to property and resisting an officer without violence.
Dec. 14, burglary of a business on U.S. 17 North and burglary
of a conveyance on Howard Avenue were reported.

Dec. 10, Samuel Perez, 25, of 4217 Middle Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with bat-
Dec. 10, Edward Delmer Thompson, 28, of 5105 Howard
Ave., Bowling Green,was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and
charged with battery;

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Dear Santa Claus.
How are yor raindeers anta
claus? How is miss claus? How
is the Elefs? How do Elefs make
presents? How dus Santa do
magic? How in roodof the 'Red
nos raindoor doing? dos
Dinocur Game with a charger.
Love, Alexander Her

Dear Santa Claus.
I want a 3DS and a ipad and
,a Xbox 360 and a bat-man
Monster Truck. and a Hot
Wheels blue mustang. and a
Ford. superduty. I want a.
Monster Jam games and I want
a psp and a ipod my little sister
wants one.
SLove, Esteban Rios

Dear ganta Claus.
How is Rudolph? Is his none
still red? I want an ipod for
Christmas. I want a watch for
Christmas. I want a phone for
Christmas. I want a scooter for.
Love. Sidney Madison

Dear Santa Claus.
How are you today? I want
an ipod and a kindlfire and a
Banty the pupy and a Ferdy. I
love you Santa Claus. Santa I
hope that you hav a good day.
Santa you are the best man
Love. Hady Urbina

Dear Santa Claus,
How is prancer doing? I
want a blak bike. I want a
remote-control helukopter.
Love. Rodney Smith

Dear Santa Claus,
How is the gingerbread men?
I want a furby, a wii, a cumpter.
a pink scooter. Ipad, Ipod.
Love, Maribel Jimenez

Dear Santa claus,
How are you? I want a
transformer Bumbelbee. A
green Hulk. A PSP and ipod.
The Amaizing spider and a
remote control car.
Love, Julio Sanchez

Dear Santa .Claus,
How is the reindeer and how
is Rudolph? Is hes nose still
red? You don't have to give me
prinint.: I gust want a good
Love. Alberto Castillo

Dear Santa Claus,
I want a Pink Scooter
because I will go to the store
oveyday. Because drive around
to play at the park with my
Love. Ami Taguja Gardufio

Dear Santa Claus.
I want a fone bcuse I can play
games. My little sister wants a
baby doll. My baby borther
wats a toy. I want a toy for
crisis. I wont a harplan for
Love, Isaiah Ornelas

Dear Santa Claus.
Dose your elfs still make the
toys? I want 5 monster high.
dolls and a new bike a D.S.I
want a little pet shop that goes
with a bobea doll. I also want a
IPad. I want some candy in my
Love, Kayla Marie Burnett

Dear Santa Claus,
My Mom and Dad are mostly
nise some times. I Want a 3DS
i It' so fun to play a 3DS It has a
canmera in it. And I Want a play
stashin 3 with call 'of Duty
blackops 2. Arid a Wii it's fun to
play super Mario brown Wii. And
I Want a dish box. And I Want
lab top.
Love. Aergio Vizarraga Rentoria

Dear Santa Claus.
I want a ipad. A phone to
talk. xbox 360 to play. ume
game to. A good mom and dad
because I wanl Ihem to be
Love. Antonio Soea

Dear Santa Claus.
I want a ipod. And I Want a
Xbox360. And I Want a 3DS
with mareo and with a charger.
And I want a wii. And a psp.
And a playStashin3. and a
Love; Eduardo Cardenas

Dear Santa Claus.
For Christmas, I want a bike
that is pink And I want a scoot-
er. I want a dear. I want a
Christmas tree and a dress.
Love. Nataly Clemente

Dear Santa Claus.
I want a kindle Fire because
you can play gams on it. I want
a i pad becus thay are cool. I
want a scooter that's a raiser. I
want a horse because I can go
into the woods biy my self.
Love. Morgan Dunlap

Dear Santa Claus.,
Asck Mrs. Claus for a remote.
control car. And a scooter no I
can ride to .chool.. I want to get
a psp and some games. And a
ds games and call, of dody
blackops. And logo sitiy for a
Love, Kyle Pitcher

Dear Santa.
I ben rley good. I Want a 3DS
for Christmas and a atindo for
Chritmoos too. and a Now
Thudleno Move.
Your loveirg swet hret.
Gloria Mendiola

Dear santa.
Whatsup Santa. I was rilly
good. I want a wiiu and some
games for the wiiu. If you come
I leave you cookies and milk.
Your Child. Ramon Torress

Dear Qanta. How are you doing?
I doing good. I want a DS and a
DSi. I will make you cookies and
milk too. I want Spidenmen for
The Ds. And I want doks of
haserd for the DSi.
Your friend, Caden Harjo

Dear Santo.
Iv Ben good Sant this year
And i want a 3ds for christmas.
And i want a fishing rod for
christmas and my dad wants a
Your pal. Roberto Delira

Dear Santa.
I have ben good. im Tescning
to mom. I wil leve cande agin. I
want a DS and a em p thee play-
er and Hot wels an monster
truck an a lop top a tree chase
and fore wellur.
love. Lane Black

Dear ganta.
How are you doing Santa? I
want a laptop and a knew bike
and I want it to be pink and pur-
ple. I want tools to fix it if it
gets broken. I want a rag to
clean it if it gets dirty. and I will
always love you cookies and
Love, Erin Justeson

Dear Santa.
I want a skatebored for
christmes. I like you santclaws.
christmes is soo ofun.
Ayden Contreras

Dear Santa. I love you Santa. I
want a ball. I want a Lop Top
and a bike and I want a car to
play with. I will remember to
live you some cookies somting
to drink.
your friend, Cristal Pena
Dear Santa.
How have your raindoors
been? I been good. what I want
for christmas is an I pod touch.
and a pink fuwiller. even a word
find book.
your freind. Karen Monterrosa
Deer 9antaclaw,
I have ben.good this eve. I
lisind to my mom, dad and ben
good in Scoole. Can I tell you
wat I want? a meep and a baby
alive doll and a pant ball gun.
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milk? uh. I want halo 4 ganta
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Dear Santa.
I been really good in school. I
want a ipod for christmas. Last
year you gave me a Dgi. but
this year I want a ipod. Also I
want a trampling. I hope next
year you give me a ipad. I am
exsident about christmas.
Love. Crystal Gonzalez

Dear SanTa,
I ben good in School. I lesen
to my dad and my mom. Pleas
bring me a bike. I wel Ride a
bike SanTa. Your bike you give
me woosel PreTy. I will remem-
ber To give you cooked.
Love, Zunnie Anselmo

Dear Santa. I want a iPad for
me at christmas. I goen to lave
you coces and milk for you.
Love. Diego Nunez

Dear Santa.
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas
Santal How is the North Pole?
Is it cold? gay hello to Mrs.
clause for me. First, I want an
ipod so I can lion to music.
Next. I want a laptop for
Cristmas. Last, I want a book
for Christmas, I want these
things because I've been good:-
this year. I even help my sister
with the dishes.
Love. Nicholas Epitacio

Dear Santa.
Hol Ho! Hol merry christ-
mas! How are- you? Are'you -
gopd? I have been very good
because I do. my choers, my
mom says to play with my sis-
ter. First. I want a Ak47 so I can
hunting. Next, I want a pet
Great White Shark so I can
swim with him. Last, I want a x
box 360 so I can play call of
duty 4 Modren War fair.
Love. Braxton Holt

Dear Qanta,
Ho Ho Ho merry christmasR
How are your reindeer? How is
Mrs. Clause. Is the NorthPole
beautiful? I think I am on the
good list because I help my
brother do his homework. And I
help my mom clean the room.
First, I want a DSI. Next, I want
a toy cat. Finally. I want a lap-
Love. Carolina Paulino

Dear ganta
Ho Ho Ho Mery Christmas
gantal How is Mrs. Clause? Is
she good? Are the reindeer cold.
in the North Pole? I am good
because I help my family with
the dishes and I help my freinds
by being compassionate with
them. So I think that I deossrve
some presents. First, I want a
puppy. Next, I want a kitten.
Last, I want a bunny:
Love. Jaqueline Jurado

Dear Qanta.
Am I on the notey listl Ho Ho
Ho merry cristmasl I want an
ipad, a x box 360 and a foot ball
game. I really don't want a lot
just that. Are the elfs doing
good? Are the reindeer doing
good? I will leave you some
cookese and some milk and
some for the reindeer to.
Love. Eric Mushrush

Dear Santa.
Howdy hoo Santal How is
Mrs. Santa doing? My name is
Danual Derek Duval. Santa. Tell
Mrs. Santa. I said howdy hoo. I
will put some cookies out on the
table with milk and some car-
rots for the reindeer to munch
on while waiting outside. What
kind of dust do you, give to the
reindeer to make them fly all.
over the place? Am I on the
good or bad list? Is my brother
on the bad or good list? How are
the elfs doing up in the North
Pole? I want to ride with you
one day Santa. I want a four
wealer. a bb gun and alot of
.logos. My mommy wants alot
of money to help. her with bills.
Please help my mommy, santa
please Santa ok howdy ho
Love. Danuel Duval

Dear Santa.
Ho Ho Ho Merry cristmars I
am Tayler. I wonder if I am on
the bad List? First. I want a
horse that is white and is a girl.
Next. I want an alarm clockjust
like my brother's. Last. I want to
ride on rudoph The red nose
From. Tayler Kiella

Dear Santa.
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmasl
How are you and mrs. clause
doing? Do you and mrs. Clause
spoke spanish? First. I want a
nintindo 3 dsl Next. I want a
Laptop! Last. I want a xbox
Love. Rose Kirkland

Dear Santa.
How are you today? Am I on
' ih~ bad list ?'How do your rein-
deer fly? How is Mrs. Clause?
Is it cold in the North Pole? How
was your year? Can I please
Have a IlIod? Next, can I have a
camera? Last, can I have a
Love. Susie Arista

Dear Santa.
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas
Santal Am I on the good list
Santa? I help my sister learn.
First. I want a Xbox 360 and I
want it to have games on it.
Next. I want a camera so I can
take pitchers of my family. Last,
I want a I pad mini.
Love. Sandra Ruiz-Vasquez

Dear Santa.
Holly Jolly crismas. How is
misses claus .is she good? Love
youl How are you? What's the
weather like? First. I want a
Ipad mini. Next, I want Dci.
Last. I want a Nerf gun.
Love. Hunter Graham

Dear Santa.
Hol. Hol Hol Merry
Christmas! My name is
Elizabeth. How are the rein-
deers? I help my little Bruther
with his home work. I clean the
tables with my mom. First. I
want a robot to do my chores. I
want a horse. I want a puppy.
Love. Elizabeth Castillo

Dear Santa.
Ho Ho Hol Merry Christmasl
Am I on the good list or bad
list? What I want for Christmas
is a doll and a nintendo 3DQ.
My name is Jennifer. How are
You and Mrs. Clause doing? Are
you and Mrs. Clause doing
Love. Jennifer Doeantiago

Dear Santa.
Ho Ho Ho merry christmasR
How are you? How was your
year? Am I on the good list or
on the bad list? I have been
good. but my friends are not.
good. So don't give them pres-
ents because they do not bealive
in you. First. I want a x.box 3
60. Next. I want an I Pod. Last.
I want a Play Station 4. One
more thing I have been helping
my mom. She was sick so I had
to pick up the clothes and wash
the dishes.
Love your friend.
David, Hernandez

Dear Santa
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmacl
How are you? My name is
David .Garcia. I''e been good
this year. I am seven years old.
Is it cold in the north Pole? How
are your reindeer? How is the
Elfs are they good? Am I on the
bad list? Don't put me on the
bad list cause I help my mom
and dad. I do my chores. I will
name some. I sweep the
kitchen, clean my room,. feed
my dog. For Christmas I want a
xbox 360. nook and a Iphone 4
and that's all. Thank you Santa
for the things that your going to
give me. I' forgot my mom
wants an Iphone 4 and my dad'
wants mpthree player.
Your friend, David Garcia

Dear Santa Claus. -
How have you been doing
this year and your raindeers? I
have been good. I'm in 2 grade
my teachers name is Mrs.
Reyes. She is a nice teacher. I
go to Zolfo Spring's Elementry
School. I haved been behaving
good at school ahd at home.
And I deserve a toy that I:ooen,
wanted for a long time. I been
wanted a real computer.
Because I like to play games
Sand that is fun a lot. I hope you
have a Chistimas Evle
Sincerely. Veronica Gomez

Dear !anta Clause.
Hello, how are you? I am'
doing gud in school How many
elfs do you have? What do you
wear green and red? how fast
dug uore sled go dus misis close
help you dlivr presents to peplz
wut is uor elfs names how miny
elfs do you have? I am a 2 Gratr
I help my mom Klen up the
ways I help my dad find my
shrt sic I help my Gramol'lod up
my bike. I wot a fowelr and a
futball a Gatrs futboll.
sinserly. Brandon Bailey

Dear Santa Clause.
Hello Santa Clause. This year
I have been a good person. How
fast does your sleigh go? !anta
Clause how has rowdof been
today? I hope you have Great
Witer. I hoping to see you next
year and I want you to have a
good cristmas this year. This
year I helped my mom in the
Kitchen. I want for cristmas is
what I had last year tedy bear.
That is way I love cristmas.
S incerely. Kyla Patton

Dear Santa clause.'
Hello, how are you today?
This is Julia. I am 7 yeais old. I
am a second grader at Zolfo
Springs Elementary. My teach-
ers name is Mrs. Reyes. She is
really nice and sweet. Here are
some nice things I have done
are: I help my friend do his let-
ter. I cloned my bedroom for my
grandma and papa and I'm
making a letter for you! Me and
grandma are going to make
cookies and pour you milk to
drinks I hope all the kids in the
world get at least one present.
nincely. Julia 9immons

Dear Santa Clause
How are you doing I have
been good I help my mom and
do my work if I do.my work I git
to play Me and My Mom play.
How many reindeer do you
have? Do you have magic? I
like magic? do. you and your
reindeer have magic? I deen
good in school I like Science.
and Math reading to I would
really want a set of drum sticks
and art supplies. I will make
sure you get the best cookies
when you come over to my
Sincerely, Daniel Carrillo

Dear Santa Clause
How are you? I am Jessenia
a recent grader. I have been
good. I helped my grama and
my mom. I dizorv a present. I
want for crismass is a bike and
come high heel.. Have a good
day to you. .
incerle. Jessenia Duran

Dear santa chusea.
How are you today. How duse
your cled gos. Do you like sawer
cooks. I am Eduardo and I want
a Moof and I want a game. I
Eduardo and I am a secendt
grader and I want a game cold
more. Santa chusea and I am git
make some cook with milk.
Sincerely. Eduardo

Dear santa clue.
Hello is Mrs. Cluse, making
cooke are you and mrs. clus
having a nice day? This year I
been good. my name is Shelley
I am 9 you old I im good in
class. I help my mom wash the
dish is at home. for ceriseimes I
want a ipald. wants you come I
will have milk and cooks. on the
: incerely. Shelley Hernandez



Dear Santa Clause.
Hello I'm Carlos and Im good.
Do you like cooks. how do you
get in time and I wot the lord of.
The ring. What do you. with to
eat in christmas cooksl what
kind of cooks you like. I with a
supr Maiio bros wiiv.
Carlos Perez

Dear Santa Clause.
Hello, how have you Been
Santa claus? I have Been Great.
How fast have your sleigh go?
Is it snowing? do you have your
sleigh ready? How many elves
do you have? im a 2cnd Grader
at Zolfo Springs Elementry
School I made aB honor roll. I
even got a pencil for writing. I
helped my mom clean her room.
after that I helped my risster. I
go to school to learn my teacher
is Mrs reyes. I think I desirre
this. What I want really for
christmas is a computer But I if
Im going to get it or Not. I hope
you have a very nice christmas.
I hope to see you some dayll
sincerely. Dinora Villa

Dear Santa Clause.
Hello, how is your Winter so
far? How many elfs do you
have? I hope Mrs. Clause is
okay? are you making toys for
kibs? I am Jason Gallardo 8
years old i am a good Person
this year. I wake up for skool
early for my mom. Help her
clean the House, Walk Dog.
What i want for cristmas eve is
Hot Wheel Bike. Dr. Dreadrul.
and a computer. I hope you a
merry cristmas santa claus and
mrs. claus.
Sincerely. Jason Gallardo

Dear Sant clausa.
Who are Your fravite elfs.
How many elfs do;you have.
Does mrs. Clausa help you with
the present. I will leave you
some cookei and milk. my Dad
told me to clean the room so I
did. I love my choes a so much.
Sincerely, Eddy

Dear Santa Clause,
Hello, How have you been I
Hope you and Ms. Clause are
making cookies. I am a 2nd
grader and I wunt a trumpoline
because it is my favret pressint
That I whuned. I hope you get
my It. How is rudof the red nose
reindeer doing is He getting redy
to come:
Sincerely. Pablo Gonzalez

Dear santa clause.
How are you doing taddy
How is rudof doing taddy bad or
good? How many efs do you
have their? My name is
theodore Lee. My school is zolfo
elmentoy. lem a 2rg class
studies. I made a cool cat wod. I
is-made a read wod. I help my
broths wheth the grossre. I
want a neaf gun. I want a laeg
ninjago. Have a good day.
Sincerely. Theodore Lee

Dear Santa Clause.
Hi! How are you doing?
This year I Ben good for biying
nice to other kids. I want to
have a Bike and Make Up and a
Christmas Tree and I want to no
About The Elfs do The Elfs
Make Cookies wit Mis Claws
and bo Thay bo Fun Stuf and
Sinceiely, Savana Granado

Dear Santa,
Do you have some reindeer?
Santa I want a softe bear and a
hello kitty Purse and a wugg pet
the unacorn and some stompez
the bunny with red and white
and a Hello Kitty shoe and a
sandlls. I will see you on
Love, Marisa Alvarez

Deor Santa.
SI can't wait until you come to
my house. can you get me a
fishing pole with.food for fish-
ing? I want a tackle box too. I
also wont an ipod.
Love. Juan Hernandez

Dear Santa.
I want a play station two car
game for christmas so I can
play it An I need a batry for myn
race car.
From, Laurence Johnson

Dear Santa.
How are you. I wont a ipad.
Are you rill? Are yore elvr rill?
Am on the notey list? When is
your birth day is. I wont a gutar
and a cokdodd.
Love, Cody Knight


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Dear Santa.
I can't wait for Christmas. I
will Leave you a glass of milk
by the tree. I want for
Christmas a phone and a MP3
player to. And I Love Santa
because he hands out prazas. I
wait a i-pad for Christmas to.
Love, Bacilia Garza
Doer fanta,
I cant wait in tell you come to
our house. can you Give me a
hampster Please and a wheel
for him? if I get it I well be
happr. I want a kitten, can I
have a puppy? and a kindle
Love. Heath Hendry

Dear Santa.
I can't wait for Christmas
day.. I want monster high dolls
and the houses. I want babies
dolls and the house. I want a tv
and a computer.
Love. Arianna Rodriguez

Dear Santa,
I can't wait until it is chist-
mas I want to get a playStation
3 so I can play calladudy Black
ops2 to kill, zombies. to play
everyday with my friend.
from. Angel Saavedra

Dear santa.
Santa I can't wait in tell
christmasi I love christmasl
Have you decorated your home?
chrimas is the best. How are the
elve's doing? I want for christ-
mas is 8 dolls, new shoe, leap
pad 2. a gitar, Hannah Mr~ntana
stuff, and a chalk bard. I will
make you cookies and a g ass of
malk. I will see you on rhrist-
mas. Miss youl
Love. Brisa !alazar

Dear Santa.
I can't wet in tule chrisms I
wpn' WW/E. and a xbox. and. a
ipAd; and a Play Sfaitonjand
WM I3 and a air sof gun.
love. Beau Qchultz

Dear Santa.
I can't wait till Christmas to
se gyoul I am glad you are
goirg togive me what I need
can Pyu please give. me an I
pad? And can you please give
me an hollow kitty shirt, purs.
nails, and even a phone? I
christmas and you to and also I
want a Ipod.
Love. Carmen Rivera

Dear Santa.
Santa I want Mosterhigh
nowrule gules rule game.
Teenage muton ninga turtles
sudway van Brave toys. popet
monster. cudleupets. Hugalots.
kindle fire. Angry birds star
wars, rio#2. riotoys. rio will
game, intend ds. rio intend Ps
game. Angry birds Rio.
Love. Mackenzie McCall

Dear Santa.
I cant wait for crismise. I
wants a Kndol fir. I wanted a
most's hiy. I want a hollo kite
Stufa. I wanfe a bibri laptop. I
wonat a pone.
Your frin. Stephanie McMillian

Dear Santa.
I can't wait for Christmas. I
want a Kitchen set and hello
Kitty stuff. I want toy animals.
I want a big toy house. And I
also want a big barbi house.
Love, Briana Molina

Dear Santa.
I can't wait until Christmas. I
Will Love you cook and mik by
the tree. I want a nrf gun for
Christmas weth 20 Boles. I
want cars for Chrietmas.
Love. Hunter Simpson
Dear Santa.
I can't wat intl chrims. I want
a plasash 3 With 20 game and
a big drf bike with niee pads
and hilmit and elbow pads.
Love. Layton Taylor

Dear Santa,
I. can't wat until you come
into my house. Can you please
give Me an Ipad for christmas. I
miss you santa. I want a Phone
Love. Marisol Villegas



Dear Pata.
Xtra math. I lernd alot in
school. we lernd too write leetrs
I read books Sata. I wuot a
truck and a fishing Pole fun. i
pods, a DS a kindle fire a slide
fdne. I wuet a ball.
From. Zach Patterson

Dear Santa Claus.
for chistmas I Want ... The
Awesome Pegartd and Marvle
The Amazing spider man toy
and some new Poilice skeehers
and Jakes Musicle Pirate Ship
Bukey and transformers Rescue
bots and bopit.
Yours truly. Gilbert Rodriguez

Dear Santa.
I want a pony. I want a colr-
pook. I vant a purs. I want a
books. 6 want a toys. I want
fiends. I want a nise tether.
Brenda Alvarez-Armenta

Dear PAntA.
I Love sclooh. It is fun. sclooh
is grat to Be at everday. school
is fun But I Love You Better. If I
wunt have you I wunt Be
Happy. You are my oley gAnt. I
Love You.
Love.. Elizabeth Darty
Dear santa clous.
I whant a skatbord and a new
bike and a football and a toys
and shert and Jans soes.
Love. Xander Hearns

Dear Satnta.
I wold Love A Barbie That
takes pictures. I wold Love if I
got A camera That takes video I
wold Love A IPad Christmas.
Love. Mariah Carrizalez

I want a cool four wheeler and
a toy shotgun. Last, I want a
Love. Chase Albritton

DeaR Santa claus.
I love school so far and Boy
scouts so far to. So I think I
deserve some Presents. So I
wold like a Dart Board and a
dart Bike and I Wold love to
have a XBOXE 360 and I wold
love the Game Grintthathota.
love.: Justin Shenefield
Dear Santa.
I whis you had gav my sister
maerevelay present.
Esmeralda Cardenas-Garza

Dear Santa.
I want mario Party 8 because
I have mario Party 9. I want it
so much. My mom and Dad
won't let me.
Love, Alexa Mondragon

Dear San' a claus.
I war a Dream Light Lady
bug Piun., and a baby on a
swing and a New bike because
my old bike broke and sum pret-
ty barbi.
Love. Gaoyoua Vue
Dear Santa.
I want a doll and a Ipod that
has Game. fanta I lef you some.
cookies with milke. we all Love
Love. Esmeralda Jimenez

Dear santa claus,
I will like a horse color Book
with stiker and I will like a-
horse toy and I will like if give
me a cuputer and a girl dogl
Love fanta claus.
Andriana Ramos

Deari santa.
I. rill want decrashons for my
living roqm and Bed room and
Barbes. Ther was one at Wall
mart That I whated. and puz-
zles for my sister I have Ben
very good This weekend I 0 and
wanted game for my will Ijest
have one and a play grom minf.
I have is about 1.200 year old
Plese I whant all this for crist-
From. Isabela Ansolmo

Dear fanta.
I want a dirt bike and somer
toys and monster truck.
Love, Bradley Framer

Dear fanta.
My dirt bike broke down
anout 3 days ugo. and I wunt a
new one Pleasl my xbox brok to
and can I have a x box360
Pleas. My bike tubs are Lost
and can I have 4 tuds. A
fishinPol becois my to littul. I
wunt sum Books bcois i don't
have nan.
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Dear Santa claus.
Hellol Is Rudolf a real rain-
deer? How are you doing in the
north pole? are the elves ok
working? Are you done with the
toys yet. How is Mrs. claus
doing. I hope you have fun
when you get to my house. i
have been trying to be a very
good kid and a very good sister
to Kaylee. And this is what I
want for christmas. A Jump-
rope. hoolahoop. And a happy
Christmas to all. And I want a i
pad. Have a happy Joly christ-
mas and a happy Newyearl
Merry christmas. And do not
forget the christmas presents.
Love. Laces Ayers

Dear Santa Claus.
Hollo Santal How is the North
Pole? Is it hot or cold? Is your
birthday December 25th? Can
a elf stay in my house? Sana I
have been very very good this
year. I obey my teacher, my
perants, and my family. Can I
please get a new soccer ball,
some things for school and a lit-
tle bit of money? Have a happy-
Christmas and a happy New
your friend. Martin Cardoza

Dear Santa.
Hello' How is your day? Is it
cold at the north pole? How is
Mrs. Claus? Is Rudlf being
good? I have been very good.
Can I please have $25 and a
motorsikle and 20 boxes of
Logos. Yo Ho Hol
Love Tyme Rimes
Dear santa.
Hoh oho Merry Christmas. Is
Rudolf being good? Santa Claus
are there icicles on your house?
what another reindeer name?
I listen to my. mom, dad, and my
teacher. I want a computer, four
wheeler, and a P..3. I love you
Santa. Hope you have a merry
Your friend Andrew Bargens

Dear Santa Cla6s,
Hellol Hbw are you? I'm fine.
Did you know there were only
28 days from Christmas? Did,
you know? I did. I'm counting
how many days. Guess what
I'm going to be in the Cristmas
parade? I hope you made the
presents. I can't wait until Crist-
mas. My friend Martin ask is
Santa real. I said, "if .you
belive." I have been good Santa.
I obey the school teacher, my
parents, and my family. Guess
what I've got? Something for
you. Its chocolate chip cookies
and milk. I want three things. I
want an exbox 360. some
clothes, and shoes. I hope you
.have a fantastic CristmasI
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Dear Santa,
Hellowl How do you live over
their santa? Do you bring the
toys? When you go to my house
you well not see a Christmas
tree but you can put the pres-
ents on the floor. When is your
Birthday Qanta Claus? I work
so hard to be good. I lesen to my
mom and Dad and Mrs. pace.
What is your favoret color?
Santa ho ho ho. Is it cold over
there? I want some books to
read and lern. I love you santa.
Ho ho ho. Marry Christmas
Santa. I want lost of presents.
You are like a Dad to me. I love
you so much. I promes I will be
good. I want you to come.
Love Janet Luis-Velasquez

Dear Santa.
Ho Hol How are you doing
Santa? How is Mrs. Santa
doing? Are you getting the toys
ready? Is it going to be a short
time until you come to town?
I've been being very good sence
I've been 1 year olf. And I obey
the .rules. Qanta can you please
get me a princess dress and a
pretty princess crown. Merry
Crismas. I will Leave you 3
choclate cookies and 1 glass of
Love Natalia Sanchez
Dear Santa Claues,
Hellol How is rootoff? Is it
cold today? How are you doing
Over there? How are The Toys
going?,How long are you come-
ing to town? I hope its not long.
How is Mrs. Claus? How are the
elves? I have been very good in
school and I obey my dad and
mom. I want two things. I want,
a bike and pupey. Have a hoho-
ho Mary Christmas to Mrs.
Claus and Santa Claus.
Your friend, Kross eandoval

G elves
Dear Santa., soib
Ho Hol How is Mrs. Caus? I cause
miss her a lot. I know that your that I
birthday is on Chrismas Eve. a hor
What is your favorite color? For hope
a long time I always wanted to mas.
ride on your sleigh. I have been
really, really good to Mrs. Pace:
I want a DS, a jumprope, and
$20. I hope you have a Marry
Chrismas Eve. I will leave you
some cookies and milk.
Love. Liliana Castillo Herrada

Dear Santa.
Mary christmas santal How
are you doing at the North
pole? Are the presents ready?
hay santa? how old is ms.
cause? I try to be good. how are
the elfs doowing? how are the
reindeer doowing? I want a bike
and a game mary christmas
your friend Justin Marcos

Dear Santa,
Hello Santal How are the
elves doing? Are you fine
today? Do you no that I am very
good? I liteen to my mom and
dad. Can you bring me a toy? I
want a book. What is your
favorite color santa? My favorite
colors are green and red. Santa
are you coming? When is your
birthday Santa? Merry
Crismasl Yo ho hol
Love Briana Navarro

Dear Santa
Hellol How are you Santa
claus? Are you bringing toys
yes or no? Because I like toys.
I'm still not going to tell you
what I want. I'm going to be
very very good. Are you going
'to be good too Qanta? I will tell
you what ) want. I want a com-
puter please. How is Mrs. claus
doing? Is she doing good like
me. I'm being good. And i listen
to Mrs. Paso and my parents.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love, Oralia Torres

Dear Santa,
Hello Santal how is Rudolf?
Is the North pole cold t!es or no?
santa claus when is Mrs. claus
birthday? I listen to my mom
and dad and Mrs Pace. I would
like an I pod tuch and a comput-
er and a book. Santa clacs and
Mrs. Claus I hope you have a
wonderful marry christmas.
Love. Ablerto Sierra

Dear Santa
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you doing? Hey Santa Claus.

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Ho, Ho. Ho Mer bhrismaq
santal How is ...... Claus
doing? Is she doing good?
Santa are the elves being good?
Santa what is your favorite
color? I have been very good
Santa. I lisen to mrs. pace, my
Mom, and Dad. -anta I would.
like a i-pod. a camera and, a
computer. Mery Chrismas!
Love Miah Velazquez

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Dear Santa,
Can you tel me hal miny elf
for christmas you have. Pes
breg me iPad bxox360 3D DS
and DS i DCXI thank you
Love, Roberto Floreo

Dear Santa.
What are your Deer's
Name's. I want toy's for christ-
mas. How many elf's Do you
have? My Name is Alex. and
I'm 7 year's old. My Birthday is
christmas th 22. How are you.
We have an elf Named logon. I
want and Ipod for christma's
and a phone, ,pad same sung
galaxy 3, I movie Shark Boy
and lava girl in 3D with the 3D
glasses, lite Brix. a Bike. 3d's.
trampoline hocky table, a pirate
sword pirate hat, I patch, the
boot's. all of the Adventure time
toy's. ,
Love Alex Quiros

Dear Santa,
We have a elf named Logan.
and how many elfs do you have.
and my age is 7. and how old
are you to. dy the way I what
Ipod and phone toys and tv in
my room please.
Love, Sofia Salazar

Dear Santa,
In my class we have a elf
named Logan. We take good
care of the elf. I want a ipod for
christmas. I am 8 years old.
When it is chrismas I hope you
com in my chimney. I will sent
you cookies and a little Bet of
milk. and can you put the ipod
under the christmas tree.
Love, Deysi Salazar

Dear Santa,
I want something it is a esey
baker. fanta Claws I Hop th1at I'
get something fori chrimas'
because I love chimac. Qanta
Claws I hope that I am in the
nice list. And I want elev to
because I'lov elevs.
Love. Marlen Rosas

Dear Santa.
I want a ipod, phone. Laptop,
easy bake, bike, elf doll, shoe,
3D0 a pink one, clothing, I'm 8
years old, class Mrs. Hall, room
114. we have an Elf name
Logan, skatebord. 'makeup.
Think you Santa.
Love Rilya Battle

Dear Santa,
How much elves do you have
santa and how mue' aindeers
to. I'm 7 years .u. Am I
naughty or nice please tell me.
I'm in 2 grade. My class has a
elf named Logan. My class
room is 114. I'll be waiting for
you. For cristmas I want a
game, shoes. shirts that's all.
Love Duran Juarez

Dear Santa.
How are you santa? How
many elves do you got? How
many reindeer do you got. We
have a elf named logan. Can
you leave me a letter back. I'm
in room #114. How old are you
santa? I'm seven years old? Am
I in the naughty list or on the
nice list please tell me. I want a
ds. I want a pillowpat for my
sister and for my brother. I will
be waiting for you.
Love. GiGi Iracheta

Dear Santa,
My name is ana. what I want
for chrissmiss is a iPad, dsi,
iPod, clothes for my dog, doll
house, barbie. iPone. santa how
many elfs do you have. and how
many reindeer do you have
plece tell me leve a note. and
what do the elf do. what do you
do and what does your sled
Look Like. and how old are you!
when is your birthday and how
can you seee at night.
Love A:ia Hernandez

Dear Santa,
How many elf do you got and
for christmas I went a ipod and
a phone a spint.Phone. Santa
how many poun do you wat
200 poun I think you ar. the
best one in the world. I want to
go North Pole with. you cause I
went to see yourself cause they
look pretty. love santa
Love Brenda Paul

Dear ganta.
I want a lot of things. I love
you. and you are nice. I know
you ahve a lot ofthings. you are
coming with a lot of toys. and
thank you for the elf. his name
is logan. He moves everywhere.
and we took a'piture with him.
How does elf move? Does he
have wings? Do you have a lot
of elfs. 'you are the best friend I
ever had. your freind, Kenyiin
Love. Kenyiin Lee

Dear Santa.'
"'Hi Saifa I wor a gun and I
hop you'-love ydyr' cookie. I
hop you get this letter. ps have a
grat year. by.
Love Juetin Smith

Dear Santa,
My name is Salud. Am I
Naughy or nice? We have a elf
named Logan. My litter sister
said, "I don't belvin in Santa"
Can you please forgive her?
Santa can you bring me a pink
Nintento 3DS and pink comput-
er please.
Love -alud Villafuerte-Herre

Dear -anta.
I want Lego moeny and a
Logo house.
Love Ty Woods

Dear Santa.
How are you. Thank you for
the elf. I got to name him
Logan. Tell roudouf the reindeer
I said hi. For Chismas I want a
Juie B. Jones book the skushy.
mushy. Valentime book. And a
ipod. I well always be good.
Love Diana Jaimes

Dear -anta claus
Hi Qanta claus. how are you
doing? Santa is your elves and
reindeer doing? are Thay
Geting fat? or Is mrs. Santa
cooking for you every Day? Did
you lose weigh or are Thet
elves? Satna do you have a
mom or Dad? Did you have to
go thorow school and College do
you oat cooked and milk? can I
have a Xbox 360 and if you
give me it I will tack The trash
please get same Thing for my
mom your The best sata.
your friend Diego Mayorido

Dear Santa Claus,
Helo My name is Roman
Hubbell. When you get sciny
does Mrs. Claus say eat papa
eat? Did the raindeer get fat on
thanksgiving? Ho and did I
santa claus get past down to
generation to generation? Will
you pleas get my mita the ped
20 pot set. And I wold like a x
box 360 with the book of spells
and sky landercaiats. And I will
Roman Hubbell

Dear Santa claus,
Hi Santa Claus. How are your
elves doing? What is your
favorite thing to eat that Mrs.
Claus coocks you? Do you know
whose getting presents this year.
How are your reindeer doing?
He -anta claus can you get
presents for me and Tyson.
Tyson wants dog toy ropes and
other dog toys please and could
you get me 3-rack ornado bat-
tiers, the strenor boyblades,
the beyblade dome, and the
Madden 13 Xbox game. I you
give me the presents I would do
a lot of good things for you. I
would do my chores. I would be
nice to Tyson. I will always tell
the truch. I will always think
about common sense you are
the best -anta Claus ever.
Your friend Zamarion Albritton

Dear Santa.
Hi santa what are you doing
today and on Chismis eve?
What do you be for chrismis?
How are you dong today? Have
you seen a giger bread man?
Tell me about the North Pole. I
wht hollow Kittt and pjs and
books and headbanes and
Barlbe and pollly, limo. cat can
you buy my' moma canjel. You
.look'so nice santa claws. you
give me the best presents you
are greatest santa claws in the
your friend Amy Eubanks

Dear Santa.
I love you santa very much.
Do you eat anything besides
milk and cookies? Do you make
toys over the summer? a
remote, control car would be
nice. I ned a pocket rocket, can I
have a rmote control helicopter?
can I have a tree stand to go
hunting? can I have a scooter so
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Dear Santa
Helo ganta wel I allred roit
you a letter but I Love viting
letters to you. is prasr vicsin and
rodof ok I hop so. Santa my Dad
has be pen trying to git ajob can.
you pleas git him a xbox 360.
,anta can you also git my mom
a ring. I would lick to have a
harf baru Kcodd. I woud also
lick a motchoorchrool plan with
the bron shooter. Santa that is
all I wout 4 chrismrs.
your friend Steven Parker

Dear santa claus
Hil Santa claus how or you
doing in the north Pole. how or
youand your elfs or they going
to help youl cary the presents.
Santa can you please give my
mom some rings and santa can
you get me a Barbiey doll for
chrismas santa claus and get
my Dad a boy ring. get my little
sister. A doll house. Santa thank
you for all the presents. Santa
you are a good. Santman chris-
mas thank you by.
your freind Ashley Ramos

Dear- anta claus,
His Santa claus how are you
.doing for christmas. Santa
claus do you live in the North
pole. Santa claus have you soon
a blizzard in the North polo.
Santa claus elves work so much
for the presents? Santa claus I
want a Labtop christmas. I wish
I got a Labtop because I like
playing with 'them. My sister
want a Ipad for christmas. My
brother want a Labtop for
christmas. My mom want a
phone for .q resents. My dad
want a stuff for his car for
christmas? Santa claus you are
very nice to as because you give
us lots of presents. Santa claus
we love your presents that you
give us? Santa claus you got
, peoH presents?.. .
.bur friend Eudelia Ramiroz

SDear anta Claus
i .'Hi anta how are you do are,
you do grat ganta. Santa are
you making present for christ-
'mas.;Santa do eat some cookies
.with'some milk. Does snata eat
Sgingerbread-man with milk?
uanta Do you eat cake. Santa
can you please give me some'
prereni for christmas. I want' a
Steddy boar. And a laptop. And a
cany can. And a brown puppy.
And some cute pretty lipstick
with some glitter. I want a bard
dall. And I want a cute shirt
wilh a puppy with it. Santa
thank for giving me my present
-for christmas. I will give you
overytling you want you give
you. And ever and ever. Santa
,thank you for the present you
gave me on christmas Thank
you santa. Happy Christmas
Santa. Thank Satna Claus. I
hope you have a nice Day Santa
claus. The End
Your freind Valerie Torres

'Dear Santa.
Dear Santa Claus
Hi Santa. I know you love cook-
ies' with milk. I want to know
,are you scared to look down? I
.know alot about you Santa. Do
you like pizza because I like
pizza Did you seen a blizzard?
I: want for christmas is cat-
women. puppy. bike, and a big
eat. Do you like playing with
toys I know I do. Your .are so
nice I want to see you so I can
be so happy I am doing good
today! are you doing good
today? I will do all of my work
all day long. You are so cool
because you give us you give us
presents all the time. I thank
you for' all the things you do
thank you.
Your friend Ma'Ryah Trevino

Dear Sanra claus.
Hi santa how are you doing?
Mrs. Claus what are the rain-

beer are good they are ready for
christmasi I want for christmas
is a doll and I want is DS and I
Will want is clothing shiter and
those -and want .my mom want
aBar a black our a water one. and
for my sister a Phone a big one.
Thak you for give this for my
fall and I will want a ipad. I
will Thank you for give this I
will want a for my sister is a car
blud and she will Love it a lot
she will go with it a lots to
place. andwe will love it a lot
want it last it.
Your firend Ashley Garcia



Dear Santa Claus.
I just wanted to say hi and
just wanted to say I love you so
how you been? How has Mrs.
Claus been? Good or bad? How
many children is on the
naughty list this year and how
many children is on the good
list this year? I was wondering
if I could have two things this
year there both from fur real
freinds there called bouncy and
baby butterscotch and one more
thing I want for Christmas I
want a mermaid lalaloopsy
because in water her hair
changes to purple. If you give
me all three of those presents I
will do the luandry and I will put
it away and clean every room
and take out the trash and I'll
clean my sugar gliders cage.
SYour freind Eva Hernandez

Dear Santa
How are your elves and your
-reindeer? Did you go to college
to be a santa? I like you Santa,
I like you a lot. you always give
out presents on christmas eve. I
like you when you go ho ho hol
How is Mrs. Claun doing. Is she,
making you food for dinner. I
hope it smells good. What is it.
Qanta can I get a xb360 I really
do want one and a plantation 3
and a game that I want that
says new. super mario. Santa
'can you give my dad a off road
truck he would really want one.
ring for chrismas eve. I want a
motor cycle that go fast really
fast. My dady Brother wants
cars that go fast really fast. Hi
santa His reindeer Hi elves Hi
Mrs. claus Hi north pole.
Your Friend Jeremiah Montoya

Dear Santa claus
ho ho holl! i'mjust kiDDing
santa hi santa how is your elves
doing? how is your reindeer
doing how is the North Pole
there been a blizard at the North
Pole. bye santa can you got me
a x box 360 and can you get me
a nintendo 3D! 'and fighting
togs. and I will share with my
brother. I will make you cookies
Sand I will pour mik in a cup. can
you give me a ring for my mom.
Your freind Luis Velasco

Dear Santa
Hi santa claus. How are you
doing today? Did you go to col-
lege to be santa? SanIa have
you ever seen a blizzard before?
Have your reindeer golon big-
ger serits'last chrislmas? And
santa can you give me a bike for
christmas. Can you give me a
big bike for christmas. Santa
can you please give me a bike I
will clean my room. I will fold
my close, my bed I will help my
mom clean the house. I willbe
good. I will help my dad clean
the yard. I will be nice to my
brother and sister. I will not
argyou with my parents. Pleas
give me a bike santa claus. I will
not be bad. -o santa claus pleas
give me a big bike. I will be very
very good. I will not be bad.
your friend Amy Frimbres

Dear -anta claus
Hi santa how is the render?
in how is the elves? ,anta did
you go to college? D you have a
christmas Pretty? How is the
North Pole est good or bad? Hey
santa did you I have a lost a
tooth. Hay santa I want a ipod
for christmas in I want a labtop
in a toch seem in a bike for
christmas can I Ples have all
that stof I want. fanta You are
the best in the hold want wold.
Hay ganta you are the best
santa ever in you have a beauti-
ful hat in you have the beautiful
rendeir ever in have a very
chrictmas in I will leve you
some cokey in hot cowe in I will
even gave you a presents.
Your find Monica Youte

Dear Santa.
How are you and Mrs. Claus?
I hope you have had a great
year. Santa I have boon a very
good girl this year. I have been
wanting a couple things for a
while now and I was hoping you
could get me them so I'm gonna
tell you the things I want for
christnas. I'want a American
Girl doll a 1000 gift car for Spa
Nails, a ipod with a hot pink
case, a Christmas dress, and
some books please.,I hope you.
Mrs. Claus. your elvs, and
Dasher. Dancer, Prancer, Comet.
Cupid Donner. Blitzen, Vixen,
and Rudolph have a good
Love, Abby Ellis

Dear Santa,
How are you and your elfs?
Are they on track? I have been a
good little boy this year. For
christmas I would like a snow-
cone maker please. I would also
like a hamster, gumball
machine and a Qeminole hat.
And most of all my little sister
Bella Mei to be here soon. I
hope you have a safe flight.
Love Boone Pazzaglia

Dear Santa Claus,
SHow are you Santa and Mrs.
; Claus? How are your randeir? I
hope they are well. I've been a
very good gir!lthis Uyear. What I
would lik plecn for Christmas is
a Ipod., American girl doll,
Christmas dress, ear Phones.
100 $ gift card. Junie B.
Books, a tiket to Disney world
and some High Hells size 2
please. I can't wait for
Christmas gantal
Love, Taylor Hays

Dear Santa.
I want a Christmas list but
first I want to know how was
your summer? Well, it probably
didn't feel that way up in the
North Pole. Anyway time to talk
about my Christmas list. First, I
would like a new coffee cup, all
of the super hero Logon, and
this maybe a little funny but its
on my list. And a full box of
gprite, and a pet mouse, and
ganta, make sure its in a cage. I
also want Floam, Gak make sure
its green. Last, I want an A-
K47. Thank Santal
Your Friend, Nathan Hughes

Dear Santa Claus.
Hi Santa, how is Dasher,
Dancer. Prancer, Comet. Cuped.
Doner, Blixen. .Vixen, and
Rudolph doing? How is Mrs.
Claus? How are you? I'm hope-
ing you are doing gratel The
first thing I want is a little for-
willer, an Ipod, a new bike. a
christmass dress, and dress for
Carilline. navy's little sister.
Something for Bellimay too. I
can't wait till Christmas Santa.
,Love, Emmie Alexy

Hello Santa Clus.
How is Comet and Cupid. Is
Mrs. Claus doing okay? Its been
a long time. If you can fit this in
your sleigh I would like an
American doll with a Christmas
shirt. I would like a new water
bottle and a Crayola kit for my
Ipad. I was a little picky. I would
maybe like a Cake Pop,Maker.
That's all. I would want you to
say something on the plate. Like
Have a nice year. Merry Christ-
Your girl. Drew Beattie

Dear Santa.
How are your reindeer. Can I
have a picture of rudolf? !ant
I have been a good boy this eyar
so can I have a trampoline. or a
new halter for my steer, that's
orange and blue. a new beagle.
a new beagle, a new box of 243
bullets, and also a camo nife
with my name on it? I hope you
have a merry. merry christmas
and a happy now year
SLove, DeanClark

Dear Santa,
How are you and your elfs?
How is Mrs. Claus? I hope you
have a wonderful christmadl,
My first gift is McKenna and a
few stuff like crutches for
McKenna and also stuff for
Caroline too, please. Like her
trip dress, please. I need a new
suitcase please. Oh and a bike.
Thank you 'so, o much if you
get all of them for me. Santa.
I've been a super girl.
gincorley, Savy Conerly

Dear Santa.
How is Dash'er, Dancer,
Prancer, Comet. Cupid, Donder,
Blitzen, Vixen, and Rudolph?
How are the elfs, and Mrs.
Claus? I hope they are ok. I
have been a little good boy.
.anta can you bring me a nerf
gun, markers, stompeez, green
gak. crayolas, ipod, and a Wii
U? Santa I hope these stuff fit
* in your bag. I hope you and the
deers have a good flight.
Love, Alvaro DeSantiago

Dear St. Nicholas.
How is Dasher. Dancer,
prancer. comet, cupid, Doner.
Blizen, Vixen, and Rudolph?
Well I hope they feel good. For
christmas I would like an ipod,
guinea pig. and a angry bird
shirt and if there is still room in
your sleight I would like books.
a pool, and a fish and school
supplies. Have a safe flight.
your friend, Elias Rivera

Dear Santa,
How are you and the rein-
deer? I hope yall are fine. Can I
please have chiwawa and some
books. I would really like some
new board games and if their is
room in your sleigh I really
want. a trampoline and a
swingset. I can't wait for
Christmas. Have a safe flight.
Your friend, Wyatt Rowland

Dear Santa.
How are you and your Elves?
I hope you are well. I would like
a bunny for Christmas. I also
want a iPod with a camo case. If
there is any room I want a Pellet
gun, Pellets, and clip. I would
also like a $100 dollar walmart
gift card. head Phones (red).
and a beagle dog (PUPPY). I
hope Dasher. Dancer, Prancer,
Comet. Cupid. Donder, Blitzen,
Vixen, and rudolph are okay. I
hope your son. Mrs. Claus and
you, and your Elfs are okay.
Your friend. Trey Jackson

Dear Sanhta.
Is Mrs. Claus ok? Are your
reindeer ok too? And are you
ok? What I want for
Christmas is a church dress. a
small ripstick, roller blades.
That is all I want for Christmas.
I hope you have a safe flight.
Love. Madi Hall

Dear Santa.
How are your reindeer? I
hope they are good. Well.
Christmas is coming'soon. Ijust
love this type of year because
my b-day is Dcming up this
week That is why I'm so excit-
ed. May I please have a memo-
rex radio, a blue room for the
trailer park, new fake nails that
will stick forever, a kindile fire.
a new bike with no training
wheels, some new oar phones
for my kindile fire. a now draw-
er. and come y w ioz soc. I
can't wait till Christmas. I hope
you don't give me coal for
h Love. Estrella Torres

Dear Santa Claus.
So how are your elfe? What I
want for christmas is a Ipad. a
Ipad charger. gak. a all A's
report card. treehause. forwed-
or. coffee mug. smarty pants. I
hope you have a safe flight.
Your Buddy, Gavin Sharp

Dear _anta Claus.
How are your reinder and
your elfs? Hope their well. This
is what i want for christmas a
stuffed efl. a kindle, a
American girl named Makay. I
also want a Gum machine,
stomperz. cristmas cothes, a
semminal shirt, and a mat for
gymnastics. I hope you have a
safe flight I am very, very.
very. excited for Christmas.
Love, Madison Jane Schraeder

Dear Santa,
How are you and your Elves?
I hope they are good. This year
I have been super good for
Christmas. This year for christ-
mas I want an Ipad, and 3 Ds
games. I can't wait until this
christmas santa merry christ-
Love. Billy Willis

Dear Mr. Claus.
How is Mrs. Claus? How was
your summer. Are your reindeer
okay? Was your Thanksgiving
good? For Christmas may I
please have an American Girl
named kit, a kindle fire please.
May I also have a pair of stom-
' peze, Brave the movie, cupcake
easy bake oven. May I also have
some Christmas pjs, a skate
board and a Ds game? Merry
Christmas Mr. Clausl
Sincerely. Emilee Worden

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Dear Santa:
This is the best holiday of
the year For christmas I want a
Laptop with a tamp Bag
Buccaneers flag. I want for
christmas is a dirt bike with a
Buccaners seat. I want for
christmas Is a Old Fashion Flag.
happy Chistmas.
From: Trenton Alfred
Dear Santa:
I have been a good girl to
day. I want a dirt bike with pink
and different colors. I like dirt
bike because it is fast..I want
my bike to have Floors and
hearts. I Love bikes because
they are fun to ride. I want my
bike to have a shinny bell on
top. I want my shoe to be pink.
green with diamonds on top.
Blue Shoe with hearts. I want
my shoe yellow and orange. I
like shoes because my mom don't
have money and I need some. I
love shoes because they are
nice. I wanted a I pod with a
game in it. They cost too much
to go buy it in the store.
From: Amalee Bruno-Perez

Dear Santa:
I have been a good girl. Iwas
hoping that you could let your
olfs make me some togy for
christmas. I want so many
things for cristmas. But I only
want to list three things. This is
the first thing.'a x box 360. I
want it to be purple and spakles
and a cool game with it. The
second Thing I want is a wii. I
want it purple with sparkles and
a zebra game with it. The third
thing I want is a phone and yes
I know how to use a phone. I
want my phone to be zebra stile
with sparkles, well that is all I
want and I hope it was not a
bother and Santa make sure
that' the elf make my togy
right, pleas.
From: Leah NicoleiJudah
Dear Santa:
I was at school Learning with
my teacher santa can you give
me something awesome I want
My PQP to be all gold with a
touch of black. I wanted a PSP.
IPhone. and Glow pens. My
iPhone I want My iPhone to
have a vcr. tv, games, the
Games are cool because some
are of fighting and racing of
my P!P. I want my iPhone to be
all Gold some of Green I want
Musics to. if I Like to get zo.
From: Marco Montanez
Dear Santa:
I wish to have Gak. an Ipad.
and a helicopter with a crane on
the bottom of it. I want the Gak
because there are three differ-
ent kinds and they each do
coming different. I want my
own Ipad so I can download
games. If I have my own Ipad I
wont have to wait for my broth-
er to come visit. The holicoter I
want for Christmas has a crane
on the bottom. it is remote con-
trol and it en pick up and carry
things. Have a Merry Christmas
From Dane Risher

Dear Santa:
Hey Santa are you ready for
Chrismas? I hope you are. I've
been a good girl I would like
you to bring me a Dsi with
games. I wil like to to bring me
some lots of coloring books. I
would ike mermaid. Dora.
prices. spongobob. I also want
a blue I Pod to downloud games.
I really appreciate you because
you .are so nickel That is why I
like you. Thank you for coming.
The End
From: Doraelia Torres

Dear Santa:
Sme and my brother have
"been good. For christmas I Wou
like some toy, horses art stuff.
and bandaids. I'd like my horse
to be black and white with blue
eoes and rainbow hoofs. I will
play cowboys will my horses. I
also want lots of art stuff. pens.
pencils. markers .and paper. I
will use it to draw pictures for
my family. Cartoon bandaids
are funny and helpful. :
From: Lyria Hrabal
Dear Santa:
I been good in school I never
get in trouble at school. I listen
to my tocher. I want a purple
bike with a little heart. I want it
to have radi in it. I Love the X
box 360. I really really really
want a X box 360. I want to be
the color wiht. I Love to play
different games. I'd like to play
Brittany Spears. I play that
game every day. I LOVE the X
box 360 because I just want
one. I want the porttiest clothes
I've ever seen in my life. I want
five shirts and five pant. I need
them because I don't have any
clothe. I hope you got every-
From: Princese. Guerrero
Dear Santa:
I have been good this year. I
love getting presents on
Christmas morning; i like to get
lots of presents. I like you so
much Santa. I enjoy every thing
about this jime of year. The
music. cobios. and getting to
mi`6 1 for cdistmas I want an I
pod. I want it to have music and
games. A race car that races
fast and comes with a remote
S From: Juan Carlos Mars

Dear Santa:
S I have been a good boy in
school. I want a x box. I pad.
wii. I want a xbox because I can
play and it will not bother any-
one in my family. Even when
they are watching tv. I want an I
pad to play giameson.' I can also
use it to help me with my math
homework. I want a wii so me
and by brother can piay games
when we got bored.
From: Jelacio Zamora
Dear Santa:
I'v been a Good boy. I really
want a laptop. a X box 360 and
I Phone 5. I Want my Laptop to
be Black and white and Orange.
IF I don't bet a lep top it will be
boring, how could I play Hooda
not. Next. My xbox 360 it is
going to be white. I will play
race cars. last. My I Phones I
really Want a I Phone Because I
like the 3 D. Merry Chrismas.
From: Gerado Diego

Dear Santa:
I Have been good. I have not
been in trouble Here are the
things I want. I want an IPod. a
DSI. and a P.S.P. I want these
three things because they have
a bunch of gams to play. I would
also like them to have hearts.
stars, and peace signs on them.
From: Shanna Qhoffner
Dear Santa:
I was a very good girl. and I
waited all my Life for this
Holiday. I want a IPod. dsi XI
and a laptop. I want a Ipod that
is pink with purple dots and a
big Rod heart. I also want it to
be a touch screen and have a
Big screen. I want a dsi XI that
is pink and yellow I would Like
it to have a recorder, games and
a password. I want a laptop. I
want it to have a huge screen
and a screen protector. The
screen protector will keep it
from breaking if it falls.
From: Mikayla Metayer
Dear Santa:
I have Ben a very good boy.
what i want for christmas is a
Bat so I can make a homerun. I
want it to be a purple bat and I
want it to be the Best bat ever.
the second thing I want for
christmas is some coloring
book; So I can be a.artest. and 1
can color I want it to be my
favorite color' green so I can
color my Bestest. Best thing
ever I want is a Xbox 360 it
comes with four contols a I
what the Xbox to Be black It has
all game like Black op2 and
Surf us. thank you Ranta for
giving my present.
From: Jeremiah Van Vo

Dear Santa:
Ive been very good this year.
The frist thing I want is
Blinggles. I want Blinggles to
design a lot of things like a
Phone, a I pad, and a I pod. I
want the Blinggles to be differ-
ent colors. The next thing I
want is a Blizzered Maker. I
want the -Blizzered Maker
because if it is hot in the sum-
mer I can make ice cream. I
want the Blizzored Maker to be
pink. I also want the Blizzered-
Maker to sale people ice cream.
The last think I want is a I pod
touch.: I want a I pod touch
because when I'm bord I' can
play on it then I'll not be board
anymore. I want the I pod touch
tob polka dotied.- ".---
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Dear Santa
My name is Rafael and I am
is second qrad my teacher name
is Mrs. Rodriguez. Can you tel
me how does Mrs. clause is
doing? Does she cook for you?
How is Rudolph doing? Can I
tell what I what for Christmas is
an Ipad a Kindlefire a Ipod a
pool table and Books. i hop you
have a great sleep and a grat
Your friend. Rafael Cabrera
Dear Santa.
May name is Warren and my,
teacher is Mrs. Rodriguez. How
are you doing up there. I hop get
plenty of sleep. I want to tell
you thum. sky lands giants. 100
dolors to my family and teacher
and a good year. Ho. Ho. Ho.
Happy Crismiss.
your frined. Warren Cornell

Dear Qanta
I am going to tell you my
name it is Eli I live in florda. I
am going to tell you what i want
oky. I want a vidoe Game please
and I want cool stuff please.
you are cool I will tell you more.
I want for chrismas I want a Ds
game okey. and a wenr dog a
key. The las thing .1 want is a
skate border and other cool stuff
and By.
your ferind Elijah Duncan
Dear Santa
My name is Callie and I am
in second grade. I live in Zolfo
springs I live on Wiporwill lane.
Mrs. Rodriguez is an awsome
teacher. How is mrs. Claus is
Rudolos nose still shining.
What kind of cookies do you
like. I want to tell you my
chismeslist. I want a real weon-
or dog and a real kitten. Qant
can you please give me a ride in
your slay can you please do not
get into a reck and Santa have a
merry chrismas.
Your friend. Callie Eisenhauer

Dear Santa.
My name is Donld. I hope
you have a good trip to my
house. I want to tell you things
I want Xbox games for my Xbox
360. A pingpong table with
pables. I hop you like my chris-
miss lights on my crimiss tree.
S Your friend Donald Ellis
Dear Santa.
My name is chris and I am in
second. grade. My teachers
name is Mrs. Rodriguez arid I
live in Wauehula. Can you toll
me how Rudolph is doing. ,are
the other raindeers still picking
on him. I wan't to tell you what
I want for christmas. all the
Diary of a Wimpy kid books
and movies. I hope you get
some sleep and have a good fly.
You'r friend. christopher
Dear Santa,
My name is Corey my teach-
ers name is mrs. Rodregez and I
live in Wauchula F.L and I want
a remote control car, fooles ball
tadles remote cuntrl helicopter.
million dollars Marry Chismis.
your friend, Corey Hill
Dear Santa ,
My name is Madisyn and Im
in second grade My teachers
name is Mrs. Ro4Huiguoz I live'iat
waucli d-FL. arigou iell me
how Rdol1h doing'i' he doing
good The first thing I want for
Chismis is a getar and a millon
does for Mrs. Rodriguez Dats
for me and 2 Junie B Jones
books and a new car for Mrs.
S your friend. Madisyn Hines
Dear Santa.
My name is Myia. I am In
second grade. My teachers
name is Mrs. Rodriguez. I Live
in Ft; Mead Fl. Can you tell me
Canta how Does Rudolph
doing? Does his nose glow in
the dark? I want to tell you
what I want for Christmas is a
laptop, a car a Melon Dollars for
you Qanta. a phone ,a pace
Qhip 3. a plane. a bike. a ipad. I
hope you get a good chrip back.
Your friend. Myia Lamy
Dear Ranta.
My names Kaydence. my
teacher Mrs. Radriguez. I hope
a boiler I a new ear. I would like
a new bed and home. I have a
puppy or a new house. I would
like to see Rodoph. I like a new
room and cutern. How is Ms.
Class does she cook? Does she
help you? I have Rodof and 2
your freid. Kaydence Lozano

Dear Santa.
My name is Josh I am in sec-
cond Grade my teacher name is
Mrs. Rodiguez. Can you tell me
how Mrs. Clause is doing? and
Rudolph is doing? dose he still
have a red nose. I want to have
coasters and a remote control
motorcycle and a new bike and
a stuffed wrestlers and a iPod
touch. I live in Wauchula-FI.
Qanta I hope you get plenty of
rest on Chrismas eve so you can
deliver all of the present.
Your friend. Joshua Block
Dear Santa
My name is Jeremiah and
I'm an secondgrade my teacher
name is Mrs. Rodriguez I live in
725 in Wauchula fl. can you tell
me how is mrs. cluse doing?
Does she cook for you? how is
Rudoph doing? His nose still
glow red. I want to tell you what
I want for christmas is a 3D!
and a X box. Santa I hop you
have a good christmas and got
some rest.
Yourr friend Jeremiah Brown.

Dear Sata
My name is Hailey and I am
in second grad my teacher is
name beaitiful Mrs Robriguez I
Live Wauchula. The road Green
Qt. I want to tell you what I
want for Chrismas a bike a rill
laptop black hi Hile bouts. I
hope Mrs. Robriguez sons have
a good Christmas.
your Friend. Hailey Martinez
Dear Qanta.
My name is Flor and I am in
second grade My teachers name
is Mrs. Rodreguez. I live in
Wauchula. FL. I want to tell you
what I want for Christmas is
Monster High Dolls and iCarly
moveis and a phone and a lap-
top. I hope you can still fly your
rod sled. I hope you have a good
Christmas and a happy New
your friend, Flor Isabel Ruiz

Dear Sarnta.
My Name is Tedrick I Live in
The apartment on carlton
street. I am in the second
grade. My Teacher is beaitful
mrs. Rodriguez she is the Best
in the class room. I will tell you
a few Questions I whant a
Hocketable and mowkohtrol car
and a frot welor and a Bike.
Your friend. Tedrick Simon
Dear Qanta
My name is Carolina Torres
I.m and second grade. My
teacher is Mrs. Rodriquez Can
you tell me how is miss claws.
is doing Does she cook for you
throw is Rudolph doing is his
nose is still rod. I want to tell you
if I can I like if I can got a real
Laptop. Santa I hop you have a
good christans. and some good
sleep. I Love Qtana Claws.
your friend Carolina Torres
Dear Qanta.
My name is Hannah and I am
in second grade my teachers
name is Mrs. Rodriguez. I live
Boiling Green F.L Can you toll
me how the raindeers are? I
want a tablit and stuffed ani-
mals. Santa I hope you have a
good Christmas give the per
people what they need.
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Dear Santa
I have been awesome in
school. I have got A's and B's on
my Progress Report 2 times.
What I want for Christmas is a
Monster High house and some
clothes. Another thing I want
for Christmas is Monster High
clothes. Another thing I want
for christmas is a Monster High
doll. Another thing I want is
some shoes.
Love, Alyssa Mendez

Dear Santa.
I really want a baby doll. I
also want a big doll if you can
please. I really want a toddy
bear and a big enormous bike.
Want a dress and a pair of
shoes, and a box of pencils.
Love, eirra Perez

Dear Santa
I want a four wheeler For
Christmas. I want a computer, a
tablet and some toy-story toys.
I want a stushy magic, a Wii U.
candy, and Gears of war 3
Games for the Xbox. I want a
dirt bike, a PS3 vitasa. Guitar.
and a Hulk punching thing. I
also want a Helment nd a bike.
Love, Cristian Soria

I am good at School. What. I
want is am x-Box 360 x-Box
games, and a 3 DS. I want Call
of Duty Black Ops 2. a Dolphin
teddy Bear, and a rom to-contro
car. I want boxing glo es and a
bike. Have a wonderful
Love. Dorian Porter

Dear Santa, .
I have been so, so good. this'
year. I hope I can have those
things this year. Can I please
have a puppy and it's mother.
Can i please have a kitten and
it's mother, too please? and can
I please have a baby horse?'
Love. Kimboerlgoas
Dear Santa.
I wish I could have a Loo La
La Loopsy house. I want a hello
kity clock. I want a computer so
I can go on Pbskids.org. I want
markers so I can write on my-
kid Board.
Love. Maria sierra

Dear Santa.
I have beon very good this
year. I will tell you what I want.
I want a dirt bike, a go cart, a
ds, a remote control car, a dog,
and a bike. I hope you have a
nice Christmas.
Love. Wilney Francois

Dear Santa,
I want a Xbox 360. A Fishing
pole. and an air hogs air plane. I
want a bike.. and a play station.
I would like a D.c. I would like a
Skateboard. Also, a Skate park.
I want a game room.
Love Jonathan Garcia

Dear Santa.
I have been very good
year. I want a car for Chris
I want Gack for Christr
want a Monster trucl
Christmas. I want a Rob
Christmas. I want a D.
Love. Maddie J

Dear Santa.
I have been super go
year. I want two movie'
are Green Lanter and The
ing Spider-Man. I want a
a Ds. and a Labtop. I wan
pool. I want a pet dog.
want a swing.
Love. Obed Go

Dear Santa,
I have been very goo
year. I want a pupp
Christmas. I want a Barl
Christmas. i want the H
Games Movie for Christ
want the Junie B. Jones
tion for Christmas. I wa
Tinker Bell Movie secret
Wings for Christmas. I
Just Dance 4.
Love, goriah Gu

Dear Santa.
I have been really goi
year. Can I please have
box? 360 D I also want
candles. Can I have soi
hawks? I want a go-cart
have a PQP and some g
Can I have some Nike Sh
Love, Mason S

Dear Santa.
I have been good this
want a skateboard an
skateboard helmets. I %
fishtank with a goldfish ;
food. I also want a Sword
Hummingbird and all it'
like it's cage and food. I
nice dirtbike and a norm;
I a go-cart and a toy cii
it's control and train.
Love,'Ezequiel Perez-

Dear Santa.
I have been really go
Syear.- 1- want, a P;P.
, ibau 360.j:wFrget a tho
want a Play stashen. -I
Captain America toy. I
Hulk toy.
Love. Gus

Dear Qanta.
I have been good to m
and dad. First, I want
lalaloopsy doll. Second,
lalaloopsy shoes, a collar
cat, a leash, and a pillow
I want a lalaloopsy
Fourth. I want a lalaloop
and DS. Fifth I want a la
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lalaloopy castle.
Love, Esther

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year. I have two brothers
have been good too. I wot
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boy this year. All I want for
christmas is any toy. I hope you
can deliver it safely.
Your friend. Apolinar Almaguor

Dear Santa.
How are you doing? Are the
elfs helping you in the toy
shop? Well this year I don't ask
for much, I've been a good girl,
I think? I would like a big teddy
bear that says "Mart xmas" on
its little shirt. that's not much. I
have all I need but you could
bring my new baby brother a
little something.'
Your friend. Samara Arroola

Dear Santa.
How is it going in the North
Pole? I would like an I pad pos-
sibley some books, and Ipod. an
wee I would like a pear of new
flip-flops. I would like a bone
for my dog, a little outfit for my
cat, A pear of sneaker for my:
dad and brother, purfume for
my mom a purse for my sister
and to have the best X-mas ever.
Have a jolly holly Merryo
Your friend. Mackenzie Bacon

Dear Santa.
I've been a really good boy
this year, so for christmas I'
would like a football shirt Dallas
'cowboy playstion. baseball.
Xbox360, baseball hat Rays.
baseball necklace, parrat. fish.
puppy, poekomn cards, no
shoes:. -
Your friend. Nathan Delarosa

Dear Santa.
is the North pole fun? Santa
I would love to visit, I've been a
lod this good girl this year. My brother
want a wouldlike~a, bkoe fodrebrisma,
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want a for christmas I would like an
want a ipod for christmas..
Your friend. Eryn Hagwood
Dear Santa.
How was your year at the
ly mom north pole Santa Claus? If you
a big, can get the stuff I want I would
I want love that. What I want is a new
for my battery for my fourwheeler.
Third. Legos. Nintendo 3ds and a tar-
house. get and other stuff.
isy bed Your friend. Brondan Holton
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I know you're busy. I will
Avalos make this short. I would like a
Nintendo D'S in hot pink, Plant
vs Zombies game. Monster
od this High game. I would also like a
s. They Barbie doll. Please tell the elves
uld like I said hello. Thank you and
uld like Merry Chistmas.
ke the Your friend. Kami Kelley
pet..I Dear Santa.
please How are you doing in the
south pole? Is their anybody on
elacruz the naughtu list? Do you have,
lots of toys for the children?
How is mrs. santa clue? I been
good. I want for Christmas is a,
U' barbie doll.
Your friend, Alondra Luna,

Dear Santa,
How are you doing at the
north pole oanta? I Hope you
deliver all the presents this,
Year, and on time. We will leave
you cookies and, milk. and car-
rots for the reaindeoer This year
I would really like an Air Hogs
airplane. Have a merry christ-
mas or have a Happy X-mas.
Your friend.
Chase Andrew-Sanders

Dear qantsa
How are things going in the
North Pole. Well how is dasher
and dander and vixen comment
and cupid Donner and Blitzen.
Well for Christmas I would like
four things a dog is one and a
Intendo D.:. 0 a big baby Doll
and a big TV so I can see my
Movies that what I went for
Christmas and a good day with
my family and eat good food in
Christmas day. Love you Santa.
Your friend. Monika Valdez

Dear Santa.
Are you ok? Ifnot I will be
sad because I will not get pres-
ents. I will miss you. I love you.
I can't wait until christmasl I
want a little toy car.;Say hello to
Sour raindeers for moe.
Your friend. Luis Ortiz

Dear Santa.
How are ,-u doing I hope
your well. because I am doing
good. I would like for this
christmas for my family apd
Friends to be happy and Have
an awesome christmas and I
would like a nintendo Ds. Thank
you Ranta.
Your friend. Kayle Macedo

Dear Santa.
How was your year I bet. it
was good. Santa I like your hol-
iday the most'becase we have
presents we like the chrismas
tree I like the chrismas trees
candy canes on the trees. Dear
Santa I would like for chrismas
angry birds. Star Wars yellow
bird Hans solo plush.
Your friend. Isaac Rodrigqez

Dear Santa.
How haie the reindeer been
up in the northpole? Have they
been bad or good? Have they
listened to you? Has it boon
snowing hard. light or none? I
want for chistmas a Dqi and a
ristick laptop, pants, shirts.
shorts a play dog, purple purse
nigightlght. globe, boots, shoes.
Coloring books, workbooks.
Play .makeup, new crayons.
new bookbag. Pelow Pet.
Your friend. Holly Rowe

Dear Santa.
How things do at The north
pdul for christmas I want a
Barie that can tack pitchers. and
I Whanrt a Baby doll. and Rum
close for my doll to dress Them
Your friend, Andrea Gomez

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I ben good I want present
down my tree i want Ipad and
spubod square pans the move
and Iqunue. turen, bard.
Your friend,
Alexis Lopez-Arellano

Dear !anta
can you got me a kind fire.
soccer kit, new bike, lots of
candy, and a lot of baseball
cards. I have been good a very
very lot. I think i'm on the good
list. Thank you.
Your friend. Blake Rucker-

Dear Santa.
I have been good this year
and I hope I am on the good list.
And I would like some presits
which is a phon. ipod tuch, a
sweater for toby. my drivrlisnis
and a mustane. mopede. meet
you. ds, a kiss from my nmom.
the mall. live .in a casl. a kiss
from my dad, under ground
pool, under ground hot tub.
Your friend; Lilly Edwards

Dear ,anta.
I have been good this. year
and,: hope am on the good list
And I want a few present and I
want a ipod touch, dipendot toy,
and lava lamp. and.D.9. ga.mes.
And at night we leave you some
choclite-chip-cookies and a big
class of milk and he will come
and eat the cookeis and we give
him the six cookies and he will
eat all of them.
Your friend. Karlie Alderman

Dear Santa,
I been good today I, want a
phone and a 3DS and lots of
toys and a mastain and a ipod
and my own driver liosnts and a
pod for my little brother and a
xbox 360 and my own ipod and
all boys stuff and toys at wal-
mart and a new hose.
Your friend, Miguel Avalos

Dear !anta.
I been good this year I know
I am on the nice list. I want a
ipod for Christmas because I
can play games on it. I want a
hello kitty stuff and I want a ral
puppy. I want a play ground set
Your friend. Briana Tambunga

Dear Santa.
I love you and I want for
christmas is a ipad is hello kitty
and I want is a computer and a.
trahpolin and a monster high
Your friend. Anabella Gomez

Dear Santa.
I been good this year. Can'
you Pleas git me' alot of pres-
ents this year. can I tell you
some of them. I want -A big
remote control truck Pleas.
Your friend. Ethan Barber:-

Dear Santa.
I have been good all year.
And I want A PO3 and an xbox

and a compute
Thank you.
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riend. Alex Trevino

Dear Santa.
I been good this year. I woud
like a lap top that has mine
craft. And a xbox connect and
ps3 and a rain doer that flys
and a toy helicopter. And a
bouncy house and a water slide
Thk you.
Your friend. Nathan Deemer

Dear Santa.
I have been good this year. I
want a ipad with games some
clothes that have Hello Kitty on
it and I want a new bike that
has Hello Kitty on it and a teddy
bear and a thash pag in my
room and I want lab top. i
Your friend. Alyssabeth Carrillo

Dear Santa,
for christmas I want bey
blades and bey. wheels. And
battle rings, for both. I want
trash pack.and thr truck. I real-
ly want a. flash ridder three
sixty. I really want a bb gun
that shoots harder. I want hex
bug warrior.
Your friend. Aiden Thomas

Dear Santa. .
I have been wuting for you
along time so now that you are
here I give you a big hug bacuse
you are real and you are strong
and good and thank for your
present you gave us'last week
and you are so thank fool and
for this card i wish i.had I have
a please give me a good I4 pad
and, I give mei a good day
crisis so my family will be
very good and me and my
family get more present on
Your friend.
Giss l Gutierrez-Ronquil

Dear Santa.,
What.are toy going to give
me for chimis I hope it suting
specishtl Deer santa I have been
good dis year I cook cookies
with milk I boen .wtin% r
alone timno I Lov U.
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and a inflatble rmat cuntrl car I
want it to havepawrtrack and
shoes clothes and a chranform-
ers and I want you ,to know I
have bbgun plos.
Your friend. Joel Bartolon-Ortiz

- Dear -anta, ,
I'll like to have a compertr to
play on. Please give me this gift
to have. I'll like this gift so
much santa. I know you nare
alive santa.
Your friend, Estefany Ramirez

Dear Santa.
I want halo 4 for christmas my
grama houselhas a fire place so
you can come through there and
put. my present under my
christmas toee thank you santa.
Your friend, Alejandro Estrada

Dear Santa.
every year I ask for a gitar.
You put what I want under my
, chrismas tree. But this year I
want a xbox 360. And tell your
elfs there doing a great job.
-anta will you get me some
makeup. And you and Mrs.
Claus are doing a greatjob to.
Your friend. Emma Eures

Dear Santa.
I know you are a nice guy.
but you don't have to give me a
lot of presents for christmas. A
few things I want for christmas
is a phone and a laptop. I really
want these presents. I've been
wanting these since I was born.
I can't wait until December..
25th I will bake you some cook-
ies for you to eat until you
Your friend. Dallas Grice

Dear Santa.
I want an xbox game called
"Halo 4". Please give me this
gift to have santa.
Your friend. Alex Mendieta

Dear Santa.
I would like a barbie doll. Can
you give me a laptop. And a new
game too. And new boots. It
would be cool And clothes too.
Your friend,
Makayla Marie Kersey

Dear Santa,
I would like a PQP. Also I would
like to have a new pare of
Reobok I want a size 2 '/2.
want helcopter and resc.
Your friend, Davis Roberts

Dear 'anta,
1 will want a ipod. The see-
ond thing is a victories doll and
nintondo game. I want a fake
kitchen. I would like a long
dress. The fifth thing is millinar
monopoly. Another thing is a
phoun. I'd like a puppy. I'll like a
poney. And moster high color-
ing picture stuff. A lalaops doll
silly hair. And a grand for my
dads house. And a computer.
Your friend, Joana Hornandez

Dear ganta.
I want a icey maker and
some pure magic coupons about
8 of them.. Some cars with con-
trolers that work. Also I want a
nirf gun.
Your friend. Josh Vasquez

Dear nta,
glf/ Liph fRgy i~s,a ipod-
b gan.lastyerar someone told
me that they where going 'lo
buy me it I was waiting for it to
come out But it never did I felt
so bad But I didn't now what to
do. I got cookies in a plate in
milk in a cup But the eats ate it
that's all I wanted to say by
Santa clause.
Your friend, Katie Jaleen Leal

Dear Santa.
Can I have a wii please. II
have been good all year. Can I
have a dress and my family to
be happy. Can you get my
father some pants and some
Your friend,
Cassio Higginbotham .

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things smack down toys an the
hulo toys and a pNano and DR
Your friend, Israel Cortez



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Dear Santa.
How are the olfs and rainr
deers and Mrs. Claws? How
cold is it in the North Pole? I
hope you have a wonderful hol-
iday. I would like a new soccer"
ball. football game and a new
basketball. My brother would
like a wii and a ps3. My dad
would like a football. I hope that
you have a wonderful Christ-
Your friend. Then Arreola

Dear Qanta,
How are your elfs and your
raindeers? Mrs. Claws you and
Santa live in the north pole. For
cristmas I would like a ipod. 'A
snake bite that'a monster truck
that's big. big, big. A wiiu, wii u
game that's Sonic all stars 'rac-
ing transformashon. A wii
game of epic Mickey 2 the
power of two. Some school
clothes and Lego Avengers
with the quinjet. For Cristmas
my sister wants a tablet. And a
ipad. I hope you have a great
Your friend., Robert Mondragon

Dear Santa.
How are you and your rain-
deer ohkay? I hope you said
yesl Do you have unuf toys for
me? Because I will like a
charmbraclit with charms, Also
anjulreybox withjulrey in it. I
will like some shirts and pants
from Justis. I would like a lot
more things that I can't remem-
ber. So I hope you have a mar-
roy merrey CHRIQTMARI
Your friend, Jensey Hays

Dear Santa.
How are you and the North
pole? I would like a Ben-ten
game, game-fly. please give me
a ps3 too, please give my broth-
er a ps3 too, and give Jada a
baby doll and give me a
Avengers game too.
Your friend, Josiah Bragg

Dear Santa.
How are you today? Santa I
would like a bike, a scooter, and
a ipad. Could you get Josiah a
truck? Can you get some new
makeup for Qerenity? Jensoy
would like new doll. I would like
Devan to have a toy bote. Have a
happy Cristmus.
Your friend. Leanna Bryant

Dear Santa.
I hope that you and the elfs
and Mrs. Claus are doing well.
How are the Raindeer? I would
like for you to give my brother a
new mp3 player sins his broke
and my cusien Promise a make-
up kit. My other ausien
Anastasia a toy baton. I would
like a moped, an orbes lady bug
and a coler splashers kit. Before
I end this letter thank you for all
you and the elfs have done.
Your friend, Rylie Morris

Dear ganta,
Didi you riandeer take a
brake daring the Summer?
Santa I have been good this
year. I would like a kids tablet
and a barber house and a doll. I
would like you to give my little
brother Miguel hot weel cars'
and my big brother Danel a lap-
top. Santa you and Mrs. class
have a happy Crismasi
Your friend.
Jennifer Diaz-Comez

Dear Santa,
How are your rain deers? Are
they ready for Crismis? I hope
they get a lot of rest. Are your
elfs ok? Is it cold in the North
Pole? I would like you to bring
sister a barby doll set. jurnul
and some school clothes. I
would like you to bring my
.mom and dad some tools, some
clothes and some seeds. I would

Syou to give me a toy car, a bici-
cle and school clothes.
Your friend.
Martin Mcclenlthan

Dear Santa.
I hope you have a wonderful
day. How is Mrs. clus? I hope
Mrs. clubs had a wonderful day
too. Well did both of you have a
wonderful day together. I had a
good summer. Did you? Santa I
would like a 3DQ. Jayden would
like a wii game. Leanna would
like a barby doll, I hope you
have a good christmas.
Your friend. Gabriel Delarosa



Dear Qanta.
How are the reindeer? For
Cristmas I would like a make up
set. a new barbie doll. and a
country gitar. For Jennifer a
card that says. "You are cooll"
For Rilie a long sparkle dress.
My whole family a card that
says, "Your the bestest family
In the whole world Love
Qerenity." Have a good
Your friend.
Serenity Kay Walters

Dear Santa.
How are your raindeers
Rodof, Dancer, Bisin doing?
Thir is a bunch of presins to
give to the kids, Can you get me
a new wii u. puppy. 3Dq laptop.
meep. My brother Damian
wants a new xbox 360 game.
Can you get my sister Zaniah a
toy car please? Hope you have a
happy holludayl
Your friend. Haylee Elisondo

Dear Qanta,
How are you doing in the
North pole? How are you doing
with Mrs. clubs are you doing
good? I am doing:good at school
and home. Gabriel would like a
wiiu, Josiah would like a xbox
360 game. I would like a red
and black bike? Have a nice
Your friend, Jayden Cabrera

Dear Qanta.
Are you and Mrs. Class having
a great Crismas? How is
Edward the Elf? Oh. Santa what
I want for Crisaras is an ipod.
touch phone, and paropad. How
are you? My brother wants a
car, xbox360 connect; J.B.Q.
My sister wants a shoes.
clothes and pogo stick.
Your friend. Devan Medrano

Dear Santa,
How, are you doing? Are your
dears doing good? Santa Please
don't let the Grinch steal crist-
mas because all of the pouple
will be sad. If the grinch stall,
'I wont for cristmas is my fami-
ly because I love my morn, my
dad. my sister and my brother.
and my buteful grandma. and
Santa and I love my neace. I
wont a puppy, a motorsikle, a
gote cart, and a getar. a basket a
BaseBall and a bat.
Your friend,
Latavious Danny-Faulk

Dear Santa.
How are you doing? How are
your raindears? If you and your
raindears are hungry I got some
milk and cookies at my house.
Do 'not let mean people still
Christmas or no one would have
presents. make good grades in
school. For christmas I want
shoes, ipod. tablet, phone and
'Your friend,
Danialee Gutierrez-Gomez

Dear Santa,
Do you like chicken brgrs A
yes B no If you sed yes how
come miy dor to hit what wont
for crismus is a sml gas facing
Your friend. Gabriel Camarillo

Dear Santa.
I had As, Bs on my reapcard.
Santa, do you now that in
Dember it well be Jeaus birth-
day? I want for chirmess is a
pool, a mermiad tail, a toy
puppy and a DQ., Santa do you
now you can give a prent to
Your friend, Genesis Chavez

Dear Santa.
and Mrs. claues, how have
you and the rain deers been? Do
the rain doors need food? now
can I tell you what I want for
christmas? I wold like a gotor
Eragis and a case for my iPod
cold you do a special thing for
my rabbit wold you get a cage
for her.
Your friend. Kaelea Bryant

Dear Santa.
How are your deer? I would
like an iPod boots Jackest and
Pantses. Pleas bring my litel
sister maribel a litel kids tabel.
can you bring my mom a blan-
ket? Pleas bring my dad a
Your friend, Roxanna Arvizu

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Dear Qanta.
How are you? How are your
Door? Wind are you coming to
town? can I git a play station 3
to play the love to bet the love I
want to git a getar for my broth-
er. He can play songs to me for
Your friend. Rolarit gimon

Dear Santa.
I wude like A fowiler and A
drit bike and A i:lpded and a
fon. I wodo like fod of com to
my hose. Dos robof no rele
Your friend. Alexis Lopez

Dear qanta.
Dear gant nick would your
raindeer like some carrot's? Tell
my favirot rain deer prancer,
cupid. and rodeof that I will
Leve them some left overs from
last night, for Chistmas I want a
3DS and a toy Joke michean.
Your friend, Tyson Pace

Dear !anta,
How are you doing. Are your
raindeer being good. I hope
your giving alot to the poor.
What I really won't for cristmas
is A haye light A new camera.
And stuffed animal. I love pink
and like to dance I didn't won't
you to foget that.
Your friend. Zander Yeomans

Dear Santa.
How are you'and your rein-
dear'doing? do reaindeer want
carrats? qanta, do you want
cookies and milk I will lev a plat
on the little choch. Santa all I
want for Chirstmas is my fam-
ley and a toy for my puppy.
Your friend. Gracie Lopez

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want polish
car. I want 200 toys. I will be
good for Mrs. Himrod and'
Armstrong. I won't yell at the
teachers.: I will do my home-
work until the end of December.
I got candy today at school. My
Mom works hard at Jr. High and
she needs 2 phones. Raven
want ra baby doll My brother
wants a firetruck Corben needs
a new TV for his room.
Your friend, Jon Mosley

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Wood
your raindeer like some hay?
May I have a Barbe house + car,
I pad cass, twin doll, chewtoy
for my dog. 'a new pine cone for
my bonng? For my cat&. can I
get five squils. a new calf and
my two front teeth?
Your friend,
Samantha Shackelford

Dear Santa,
What I want for christmas is
a new MonsterHigh weoof doll.
Qome cars for my little brother.
I want a laptop. A sprkle blue
and black dross.
Your friend. Kiara Detrinidad

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is
seven things. A colar for my
dogs and 1 ipod. And please
make my brother nice. PS Can
you make my dog well?
Your friend. gaul Ruiz

Dear Santa.
I want'for Christmas is a big
doll house Then for christmas
that's realy cool is a ipadl Now
for christmas what I want a
puppy because they are so cute
and a horse cause they are so
cute tol
Your friend, Alyssa Contreras

Dear Santa,
I want a toy that's right for
me because all my toys are lost
and I have a few of them. I
would want a Labtop for
Your friend,
Aracoly Antonio-Rivera

Dear eanta.
what I wont for christmas is
a laptop and a iPad2 a red
kendle fier sume glasses a
PSP3 and a guitar and a speck-
er a miny dirt bike. Thas all I
want for 'christmas.
Your friend. Pete Torres

Dear Santa.
For Christmas I want a
Phonie thuch and I want a lap
top. I will put cookies and and
milk on the table. Santa I want
a lot of Barbie doll moves and a
pgo stick and a scooter, a prot-
try dress, a doll house, a chock
board. and a magic pan and a
robut and a bell, a glasses, sci-
ence things, a lot of book, a
Barbie doll.
Your friend, Evelin Bautista

Dear ganta,
I want a kindle. I also want a
pink tutus with purple spakles. I
want new pink pajamas with a
pease sign on them. The last
three things I want for
Chistmas is some new makeup.
some new Clifford books and
some new pink ballerina slipers
with purple sparkles for christ-
SYour friend, Jaidyn Newman

Dear ganta.
What I want for chistmas is
Plants v.s Zombies. I also want
Nintindo 3ds games. I aso want
an iPod and a touch screen. A
bouncy house. And most of all I.
want a new doll house and a
Your friend. Sydney Willis

Dear ganta.
For Christmas I want a new
bed because my bed squeaks all
the time. I want everything
zebra in my room. I want a table
so I can set my laptop on it, I
want a laptop. I want a pastor
full of horses. I want a zebra
droes. I want a chair that rolls. I
love ganta and Christmas.
Your friend.
Christina Kay Leconte

Dear ganta.
I would like a tablet Please. A
intindo 3Ds XL. A Iphone. A
Ipod and a wiiu. A pokot roket
and a skooter. A fling skate-
board and Laptope. A robot. A
bike. Arissol weapons. I wont
those things for christmas and I
mis you o mary christmas.
Your friend, AdelioLopez

Dear Santa,
I would like a DI for
Christmas and I would like a
doll. I would like a new bike for
SChristmas. I would like a new
jacket because it's cold every-
day. I would like a new swing.
Your friend, Myra Benitez

Dear Santa.
I want a Barbie Dreamhouso.
A new game for my Wii. A bal-
larina music box. An Ipad 2, A
LaLaloopsie doll. A pink -tutu
with blue sparkler so I can be a
ballarina. A Novi Qtars doll and
her name is Macina. That's
what I want for Chistmas. (P.s
Don't forget about the cookies
and warm milk on the table.)
Your friend. Annaka Brace

Dear Qanta.
for Christmas I want a wiiu.,
The next thing I want is a real
diamond ring. The next thing I
want is every thing in my room
to be monster high. The last
thing I really want in a horse.
Your friend,
Trinity Jade Vansickle

Dear ganta.
I want a I pod 2, I want a
semonoles andjagaurs helmet. I
also want new clothes and
shoes for Christmas. The last
thing I want for Christmas is
captain Underspants books.
Thoose are the things I want for
Your friend. Desmas Davila

Dear qanta
I been a good boy want for
Christmas I want Earsy. Bake
and Qlarpe. and I Bake: a
gingerBread and., I got
Christmas tree. and sockings
Santa have a Big Bag. With toy
a he have to fly.
Love Joshua Jordan

Whats up Qanta?
Dear Santa
Jve been kind of good ~his
year. Hopefully Ive':baen soo
good that you would give' me
presents especially a' Frby
because no one at homeidfalks,to
me. So I would love a fubg."But
not Just a Furby a iew barbbie
house so now my barbbieP can
be happy. And this is my first
time with a barbbie house that
0.2. I hope you love the cook-
ies and milk.
love Lizzie McCoy

Dear ganta,
What I want for christmas is
toys so I can play with my
friends. I want the Just Dane 4
game. I want a. snow cone
machine for christmas so I can
make snow cones for my fami-
ly. What I what for christmas is
a shark tooth necklace and I will
like a new one please.
P.9. I want this stuff so.l can
have fun with my friends.
Love Harmoni Prieto

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Dear Santa,
I hav ben a good boy I hope
yoe giv me a lot of presents.
more then my Brothers. My
Brothers have mor. then me. I
am gowing"to leave som milk
and cookies.
Love Alexis Albiter-Martin

Dear !anta,
I have been a good girl every
day. Here is what I would like
for you to bring me. First, I
would love a new dress to weer
to a christmas party, a dress
that spakles. Next. I would want
a new doll. I would dress her up,
play tea, and draw a picher of
her. Thank you Qanta for these
Love, Leticia Hernandez-Bau

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this
year so I can get some presents
this Christmas. I want clothes
because I have grown out of
mine this year. I need bigger
sizes now. I want Just Dance 4
because I can exeraize and have
a dances party.
mincerly, Jose Ibanez


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Dear fanta
I am a good boy I wan't a toy
gun and wiiu and a toy car.
P.-. I will put out cholate
milk and cookies.
love Tedrick Ray

Dear Santa.
I want a lot of presents this
Christmas. I hope you will get
me awesome presents 'that I
want. You are a busy man
Santa. Are the raindeers being
good? If they are that's great, if
they are not that's not good. but
I know they are being good. I
have been trying to be good. I
really want a forby and a easy
bake. I share my toy to with
everybody, in may family.
Santa am I on the good list or
the naughty list? Thank,you
Santa if you bring me these
P.S. Injoy the cookies and
milk. Love you Santa.
Love. Amaris Reyes

Dear. fanta
I haie boon a good girl for
my rest of my year. I want for
Chistmas is a pool. so I can
learn How to swim. Next. I want
for chistmas. is a dress. go I can
be pretty. and pair of shoes so I
still be pretty. then a car. so I
can get this to my mom
P.S. I love you santal
love, Vanessa Deleon

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl for
this year. I hop i have been a
very good girl so you could
bring my present that i want
for christmas. First. I want a
blake and a pool to swim. Next.
I want a ipod nana for christ-
mas and a Labtop to.
P.S. Thank you for bring the
Love Yadira fanchez-Cruz



Dear fanta.
I have been a good girl'and I
am so happy. This is what I
want for christmas. I want a
pool wo when it is hot I can cool
off. I want a laptop so I can do
my homework. I want a tele-
phone to keep my family safe. I
want a toy to keep me company.
I want a dichorary so I can learn
more and a cat so I can give it a
Love. Yadira Rojas
Dear Santa.
I have been a good girl and a
little naughty. I wood like a
Secret Password Journal. I
wood like a Guitar. I wood like a
computer for christmas. I no I
haven't listen but I think that I
dizaervet. I hope you have a
marry.christmas and the ethers
to. Hoo Hoo Marry Christmas.
can you tell ruldof I said hello.
Marry christmas.
Love Luz Castillo

Dear fanta
I've been a good boy this
year. Can I have an xbox 360
Please and new pants because
my old ones are ripped Please
Thank you.
Love Manuel Paulino

Dear -anta,
I. been wanted some clothes
for Christmas dear fanta i been
wanted a pool and I been want a
bike and I want a Present and I
been wanted to play with my
Love Nancy Toribio

Ms. a


Dear Santa.
Are you excited for
Christmas? Are your reindeer
ready for Christmas? First. I
would love a native American
doll that moves. I want a cheif
native American that is the
leader. Next. I want a game call
Rodeo cow race. I like the cute
calf. Last, good luck delivering
the presents to poor families
around the world.
Love Leah Azuara
P.S. I will be leaving you and
your reindeer Presents.

Dear Santa.
Santa are you Tired from
waiting for chistmas? First I
want a computer that is green
because I can play games. I can
go to my favorite website Like
Lego.com. Last I wan't a Jump
Stick because I can Practice
Jumping on one. I can have a
vehicle race. fanta I will Leave
you cookies and milk. The rain
Dear will have some carrats and
Your freind Troy Robertson
P.c. I lik this holiday.

Dear Santa,
I hope you have a great
Christmas Day. First, I would
like a computer. I could watch
DVDs and CDs. Then. I would
'like a Ipod. I can watch pictures
and I can play games. Last, I
hope you have a very great
christmas. I hope your reindeer
have a great Day.
Love. toandra Santiago
P.q. I hope you have very
good Day.

Dear fanta.
We wish you a merry
Christmas. I am trying to be
good to my sisters. I am trying
to be good and try to earn
money for the kids that have
cancer. First. I would like a bull-
dog puppy. I want it because I
don't have a pet. and my family
does. Next. I wound like a,
monser high doll that is a wolf.
The doll can make wolf sounds.
I love Christmas very much.
Your friend. Anabelle Cervin

Dear Santa.
We wish you a merry christ-
mas. First. I would like a DSI
For christmas. But please let it
be purple and black. The reason
I want it is so I can play with
brother and sister. Then I want
an xbox360 so I can play Guitar
Hero. I want the xbox360 to be
black. Have Fun on your triple
Love. Alani Maldonado
P.Q. I hope you get all around
the world

Dear Santa.
Christmas is almost is here.
First I would like an Ipad so I
can learn I can three digit num-
bers on MegaMath Next I would
like a camera because I can take
photographs at parties. Have
good luck with your wife giv-
ing presents.
Love Jesica Martinez

Dear Santa.
Are you happy giving
Children their presents? first, I.
would need new Transforms. I
will make it change into a car.
Then. I would like a new sogn
about 3 ball Mty. I will put my
DVD in my radio. and play'my
Spanish song. Finally have good
luck on Christmas.
Love Lazaro Mendoza

Dear Santa.
Are you excited for christ-
mas? First. I will wont a bak
that has a pink and purple color.
I ride my bike to school. Next I
want a leach for my dog. The
color will be red for him because
he is a boy. The leash help him
not go far. Have a good day
Love Veronica Paz
Dear Santa Claus
Santa will I Be Surprised If
you deliver The presents at
Christmas time? First. I want
an Electric scooter. Next want a
fast motorcycle. I will do triks
with it. fanta if you deliver the
presents to my family I will de
Your friend Gustavo Fuentes
P.S. I want you to Give.pres-
ent to my brother.

Dear -anta.
I am excited for christmas.
Are You? First I want a.blak cat.
I want a cat because it makes
.me comfortable. Next I want a
necklace. I want a Necklace
because it is shiny and sparkles.
'I hope you come to my house.
Love Magdalena Hernandez


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Dear Santa.
I am exited about
Chriestmas. Are you? First I
will love a pet bunny so I can
feed it carrots. I want my bunny
to be black. I will love some rod
roses for my teacher, we will
poot it by the window. I hope I
am in the good list.
Love. Robot Ehrenkaufer
P.C. I will leav some milk and

Dear Santa.
It's christsmas again: Get
ready to deliver presents First.
I want an Angry Bird game for
my Xbox 360. In the fame you
can wreck stuff like wood and
concrete and kill pigs. Then I
want the home Ddpot building
set. I want it because you can
build airplanes and race cars
and you can do other stuff.
Hope you have a good christ-
Love. Daniel Expinoza
(P.Q.) I don't have a chimney.

Dear fanta.
Are you happy to be deliver-
ing presents to the country.
First I would love a puppy.
Puppies are cute. I get to play
with them and pick it up. Next I
want ah Ipad. On an Ipad I get to'
play games, read, and learn
stuff on the internet. I hope
your reindeer are ready to fly.
Love Mervelous Lewis
P.S. I hope you give me some
good presents.

Dear Santa Clous.
I'm so excited about chistmasl
First. I woud love to give poor
people something because they
are hungry and bored. Then. I
want an Ipad because it has lots
of games. We can cal people on
face time. I hope you can finish
your list.
Love Hailey Leyva
P.S. I left you some cookies.
and milk.

Dear santa clauS.
qanta I will be surprised if
you will ge the best presents to
me. First. I want a girl power
wheel. I am going to ride and do
tricks and go fast. Next, I will
want a ipod. I will listen to
music like mexican songs I will
like the things you give me.
your friend. Artina Diaz
P.i. I will Put a cookei out for
you and your reindeer.



Dear Santa claus.
When are you going to
come? First. I want Haylo #4. I
want Haylo #4 because I get to
Shoot and destory the bad guys.
Next. I want Black ops #2. I
want Black ops # 2 because it
is cool and we get to win the
war. Good luck on your trip
around the world.
Your Friend. Andrew Reschke

Dear Santa.
Are your reindeer ready for
Christmas? Are you excited
about delivering presents with
your rein deer? First, I would
like an xbox 360 Kinex because
it is fun to play with. I want the
color white. Next. I would like
a puppy because it plays around
with a fake dog. I want the colo-
er black. I hop you have a great
holiday with your reindeer and
Your friend. Liandro Toribio



Dear fanta.
Merry Christmas Santal I
have been very nice this year. I
have helped my Dad wash the
two cars. So. ganta I want to get
clothes. fanta can you give me
a computer for Christmas.
Santa I no that giving preset out
but I water too give my mom a
special present and a big party.
Then I wasn't to get a x-box 360
because it is fun to play and I
will be good with my x-box
360. My Dad will play with me.
fo' that is it. Santa can you
please tell very at the Pole.
Merry Christmas Santa.
Sincerely. Adalberto fotelo

Dear fanta.
Merry Christmas Santal I am
seven. I go to Hilltop
Elementary in Wauchula. I have
been good this year. First, I
want an Ipod so I can listen to
music. Next. DIl so I can play
games. Last. I want an I pad so
I can listen to music, and play
Sincerely. Jose Damian Toledo
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Dear 2anta.
It is Christmas time. I have
been nice. I help my mom clean
my room. I help my mom and
dad clean the house. First I want
a pet dog to play with. Next i
want a Wii to play with a
buddy. Last I want a Pool.
Merry Christmas.
Sincerely. Fermin Albarran

Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas Santal I am
8 years old. I am a student from
Hilltop Elementary in
Wauchula. I have been really
good this year. When my mom
is sick I clean her room. Thank
you for giving me a bike now I
am not bored. This year for my
mom I want a T.V. For my dad I
want perfume. Finally. I want
an I pod. I love the I pod I saw at
Walmart Ranta howa are the
elves and reinder doing at the
North Polo Tell every body at
the North Pole Merry
sincerely, Valentine Bermudez,

Dear Qanta
Merry Christmasl have
been good most of the time this
year. Have you? First. I want
Dance Central 3 so I can play
with my cousins, friends, and
family. Next I want an ipad so I
can text my grandma in Mexico.
Last. I want a K-9 dog so I can
play with him after school. How
is it at the North Pole?
Qincrly Your Friend. Christian'
Dear -anta Claus,
Merry Christmas fanta
Claus. Thank you for all the
presents you are giving me this
year. I have been good and bad
thip year. I was good when I
helped' my mom wash dishes
when I was bad I hit my broth-
er. Frist thing I want for
Christmas is a Hello Kitty bed to
sleep on. Second, I want make-
up. I want makeup because I
might go to a party. Last. I want
a D.r.i to play on. Merry
Sincreoly, Amaria Canales

Dear fanta.
I have been nice fanta. I been
helping my mom with her baby.
First, I want .a D.f. for
Christmas because me and my
sister want to play it when we
get bored. Next. I want a little
box so I can put my stull in their
so I won't make a meis at my
house. Finally. ganta can I
please get a ring for my mom
because she really wanted one
last Christmas.c anta tell every
one at the North Pole Merry
Christmas. fanta Merry
Your friend, Vivianna Castillo

Dear fanta.
Merry ChristmasI I am 7
years old. I go to Hilltop in
Wauchula. I was good this year.
I made sandwiches for my Mom
and Dad. Thank you for the 2
sided ear. First I want 9tar wars
DR game because I like it a lot.
Second a lot of candy because it
is sweet. Thrid a lot of trans-
formers because they are cool.
Tell every one merry Christmas.
P.9. thank you
Oineorely. O'2haughnes Coates

Uoar Santa.
Mtrry Christams 2antal I am
nine, I've been good and I listen
to my mom. I am in second
'grade in Mrs. Cortez class.
Please leave me and my family
present. under my tree. First, I
want a bike so I can ride it.
Next. I want an I pod because I
can hear and play music on it. I
will take care of it. Finally. I
want a doll to play with and to
sleep with,.
Your friend. Amanda Gonzalez

Dear Santa,
Merry Christmaal I am eight
years old. I have beeoon a littel bit
rjind Ihbi year: .1 will try not to
him my mom any more. I
cleaned my room for my mom.
#1 I want a real laptop because
I can lookup stuf. #2 I want two

soldiers because I Ike marching.
#3 finally I want a science kit
because I love science, love
P.P. How is comet doing?
merry christmas.
Sincerely. Ireland Jackson

Dear fanta.
I am seven years old and a
student at Hilltop Elementary in-
Wauchula. I have been good
through all this year. When my
brother Miguel needed help
cleaning his room I helped him.
Thanks for my Nerf guns. My
brothers and Ijust have, a great
time playing. with them. This
year I would like a Laptop. So I
can play games. Next. I want a
coloring book so I can color.
Finally. I would like Super
Heroes movies to watch it with
my cousin. Tell everyone at the
North Pole Merry Cristmas.
Your friend. JosusaVolasco

Dear fanta.
Merry Christmas Ranta. I am
a second grader at Hilltop
Elementary in Wouchula. I have
been really nice this year. When
mom is mad I am still nice to
her. First, this year I would like
to cook with my mom. Next.
2anta can you keep my grandpa
safe because he lives far way in
South Carolina. Finally. Ranta
can you get me a dress? Santa.
wish the reindeer a Merry
P.Q. I Love You.
Sincerely, Elisabet Velasco

Dear Santa.
I am in Second Grade at
Hilltop Elementary. This year
I've been good because I helped.
my mom wash dishes and fold
the clothes. Do you think I
should got a prize when I lis-
ten? How do the levels make
stuff? This Christmas I want an
I-pad so I can-take photos and
have fun with it. Next. I want a
3Ds so I won't be bored. Last. I
want a Mario Kart 7 Game for
the 3Ds so I can play it on my
3Ds. I love this 3Ds that I've
seen on t.v. Tell ovrybody at the
Northpole to have ia happy
Merry Christmas.
Your Friend. Izaiah Zamora

Dear fanta Claus.
Merry Christmas 2antal I am
seven years old and I go to
Hilltop Elementary school in
Wauchula. I have been really
good this. year. When I was
playing mifP23 my mom said
"Turn off the P.3 because I'm
going to watch t.v." I said "Ok".
Thank you for my remote con-
trol car you gave me last year. I
had fun with it until the batter-
ies died. This year I would like
a WiiU with a WiiUpad and a
WiiU control because I am bored
of playing my Wii. Next; Qanta
I would like a Red-Mongoos
because somebody stole my
other bike. Last. 2anta I want a
New Super mario Bros. U for
my WiiU because I need a game
for my WiiU. Tell everyone at
the North pole Merry
You friend. Emiliano Qapata

Dear fanta,
Merry christmasl I am in
second grade and I go to Hilltop
Elementary in Wauchula. I have
been good this year. When Mrs.
Cortez is grumpy I am still nice
to her. First. I want an Ipod
because I want to hear music.
Next I want a bike so I can ride
it at home. Finally. I want a new
backpack because the one I
have it is to small, tell every-
body Merry christmasl Ho. Ho.
2incerlo Your friend. Guadalupe

Dear fanta.
Merry Christmas Canta. I
have been very good this year.
Thank you for my toy you gave
me last year. This year I have
good milk for you fanta I
helped my morn make tortillas.
First, I want a D..2. Next I want
the transformers Dark of the
moon game so I can play it on
the D..2. Last. I want trans-
formers fall of the cybertron
movie. Merry Christmas fanta.
Sincerely, Omar Nulles

Dear fanta,
Morry christmasl fanta I am
in 2nd Grade and I go to Hilltop
Elementary. I've beeoon really
good this year. When my mom
needs help I help her. Thank
you for last year's Christmas
gift. I Loved the Barbie you
gave me. But this year I want a
now backpack because mine is
broken. Next. I want a shiny
bracelette because it looks

beautiful. Last, I want a new
penguin toy because mine is old
and broken. How is Rudolph
doing and is Rudolphs nose still
red? Merry Christmas fanta.
sincerely, Yuridia Rojas

Dear fanta.
Merry Christmas -antal Do
you have many gifts? fanta. Do
you have a raindeEr flying in
the sky? Do you fly with your
reindeer? fanta I will like a toy
car and a red balloon. fanta.
could you please put my gifts
under my tree?
Sincerely, Daring Jiang

Dear fanta.
How is Rudolph? Are the
elves making toys? I hope you
know that I am a good boy. It
will be wonderful if you give me
a dirt bike. I like to ride bikes.
If you give me a trampoline. I
will love tojump on it. It will be
Sthe best Christmas. If you give
me a B.B. gun I would like to go
hunting with my dad. Thank
you Rantal I think tht I deserve
to hav all of these presents
because I am a good boy. I help
my mom wash the dishes. I
help take the trash out. I feed
my dog and give him water. I
help my mom mop the the floor.
I help bake cookies and I help
my Grandma pick up the cans.
P.Q. I Love youl
Merry Christmas natal
your beot friend.
Gustavo Aleman

Dear fanta,
Hello santa clause How are
you doing? I can't wait until you
come t my house to give pros-
ents to me. I Love you eantal I
won't forget to put out cookies
and milk Just for you. How is
Mrs. claus doing? I am not
being bad. Three Things I want
for christmas are a bike. a D2 .
and a helicopter. I want them to
play with. You 'are the best
(anta. Thank you fanta claus
for all the cool presents!
P.R. Hope you have a merry
"AJ" Alejandro Alfaro

Dear canta claus,
How is Rudolph? Can I have
a remote control lite up helicop-
tor that is blue? Can I please
have a blue tv? I am a very good
boy to my mom because I work
to fix the dishes. Can I please
have a transformer the movie
pack with all three of the
movies in it? Today is my 8lh"
birthday Please can you give
my big sister a pink tv? 2he
likes pink. Can you please let
me ride on'Ruidolph? I Love you
Rt. Nick.
P,R. I love you Santa clausl
your friend. Preston Barringer

Dear 2anta.
Hello Santal How are you
doing today? How is Mrs. Claus
doing today? I have cookies on
my table, and I've been a good
girl fanta. One thing I want for
Christmas is a Just Dance 4
because you can dance I also
want a bike. I want it to be pink.
I really want for christmas a
stuffed puppy because they are
so cute and soft. Thank you
!anta and you rock. I deserve
these things becausel'm the
best girl at home. I hope you
heave the best christmas. Mrs.
claus. your reindeer.and even
your elves have the best
Christmas. Hope everybody has
a good Christmas. I love you
fanta, Mrs. Claus, and your
elves too.
P.Q. You will always rock
Love always. Analise Bonavides

Dear fanta.
Hit Santal How are your
elves? The first thing I want is
a bike because my bike has flat
tires. I want it to be pink with
three seats and with a basket.
The second thing I want is a
computer because I really want
one. Can it be a purple comput-
or? The third thing I want is an
I Pod. I don't have one of those.
I want one with pink and purple
stripes. I deserve those nice
presents because I've been help-
ing my mom' wash the dishes
and clean our house. Thank you
fanta for all the nice presentsl
P.2. Happy Christmas!
Your friend. Briseyda

Dear fanta,
Hi fantal How are you
fanta? I have been a good bog.
Please bring me a razor scooter
because I want to do cool tricks.
I want an Ipad too. I want it to
be orange. Please can I geot a
bouncy house? I want one that
is orange, blue., red, and black.
Thank you 2anta for all the
presents. I deserve nice pres-
ents because I'm such a good
P.2. Get home safely
Love always. Travis Kerney

Dear fanta.
I've been a good boy and a
good christian. I want an iPad
because I want to play it. I want
a wiiu because I want to play
with my brother. I want a Pool
.table because me and my broth-
er would Ivoe to Play Pool. I
deserve this because I'm a nice
boy. Thank you santa for all the
nice Presentsl
P.2. Please eat my cookies
You friend. Noel Carreno

Dear fanta.
Hello fantal Are your elves
rady to work? Is Mrs. Claus
baking Christmas cookies?
fanta. can you get me an i pad
so I can play games? fanta. can
yo get me a rasor scooter? I
want a rasor scooter that is pink
because mine broke. fanta, can
I please get an i pad carrier so I
can carry my i pad? ianta, have
a nice trip. Be careful 2anta on
your trip. I think I deserve nice
toys because I believe in you.
P.q. Have a nice. Merry
Sincerely. Linda "Ruby" Flores

Dear fanta,
Hello fantal. How are your
elves? I have boon a good boy
because I listen to my mom. i
want an x-box 360 and Play
station 3. Thank you fanta for
the nice gifts.
P.f. Thank you for th games
you friend, Eduardo Garcia

Dear fanta.
Hello qantal I can't wait for
you to go My house and fanta I
have a question for you. How
fast can your reindeer go? I've
been a good boy this year
because I've not been in any
fights. One thing I want for
christmas is a new dino because
I want to finish my collection, i
want the old monopoly because
mine needs batteries. I want a
scooter because my wheels are
chewed up. Can you please give
my dad a day off? Thank you
for all the toys. and putting
candy in our stockings. I am a
good son. Thank you!
P.-. Be safe santal
Love always. Alex Harris

Dear fanta;
Hi fantal Are the elves mak-
ing toys? 2anta. I've been a
good girl this week. I wish for
you to bring me a cabbage patch
doll with curly hair and with a
pretty dress. I wan i ipad so I
share it with my rn fther. I also
wish for a real computer. Can
you please bring something to
my family? Thank you fantal
P.Q. Merry Christmas 2anta
and Mrs. Clausl
Your best friend, Marisol

Dear ganta,
Helo fanta and Mrs. Clausl I
have been a good boy because I
help my dad. One thing I want
is a laptop because my sister
has a laptop. I want a remote
Helicopter because my brother
has a Helicopter too. I want a
remote boat too. I didn't get a
remote boat last year. Bring
surprises to my mom, my dad,
my sister and my little brother
too. Thank santa for toys and
games. You are the best
P.R. 2anta you rock and roll
Your friend. Ignacio Lucatero

Dear fanta,
Hi fantal How is Mrs. Claus
doing? I could hear the bells
jinggling. 2anta. I've been a
good girl because I have been
trying my best and have good
grades. I wish there was a video
camera hiding under my pillow
for me. I want a Just Dance 4
tool The last thing I want is to
have a great Christmas Evel
Thank you 2anta for bringing
me all of my favorite presents. I
deserve these presents because
I have beeoon a good family mem-
ber. I. wish you a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New
Year fanta and Mrs. Claus tool
P.2. I hop you like the cook-
ioes that my sister made.
Love always. Alexandra

Dear fanta.
Hi fantal How is Mrs. Claus

and Rudolph? I've been good
_anta because I've been good at
home. One thing I want for
Christmas is an I pad 5. I would
want an I pad 5 so it could help
me with my homework.
Another- wish I want for
Christmas are high heels
because my old ones broke. The
last present that would make
me happy is Windows 8 so I
could play games. Thank you
fanta for presents. I deserve
presents because I've been good
doing my homework, cleaning
my room and eating my vegeta-
bles. Thank you Qanta again.
P.9. Merry Christmas 2antal
Yours truly. Maria Munguia

Dear fanta.
Hi 2antal Will you bring me
presents? Can you give me an
Xbox with Halo 4? I would like
to play games with my brother.
I would like a computer. I would
play games on it too. I want a
doll for my sister. That would
make her very happy Thank
you fanta for the presents
P.Q. Have a Merry
Love always, Alejandro Lopez

Dear ganta.
How are Rudolph and the
Elves? How is Mrs. Claus? How
are the other reindeers? I am a
good girl. I really want an ipad
because I want to listen to
music. I really want a computer
because I want to play on it. I
really want a T.V. so I can watch
movies. My sister really wants
a stuffed animal cat. My sister
really wans to say Merry
Christmas. My mom really
would like a bracelet and ear-
rings. My dad would like ajack-
et and pants.
P.9. Hol Hol Hol
Your truly, Isabella Nunez

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Dear fanta.
I wish for christmas to get a
new house, a P2P, a B.B. gun.
food, water, clothes, shoes. and
a bike. Please have a great
christmas! I hope the reindeer
are not sick. love you ,antal
Please tell Mrs. Claus I said hi.
Have fun Santa and Mrs. Claus
on Christmas day.
P.q. You rock and roll
sincerely. Bryan Murphy

Dear Ranta.
I want for Christmas a hel-
met and pads for my bike. I
want controllers for the cube
game and a CD game of mario
cars. I love you fantal Can you
bring me a teddy bear and a dog
please 2anta? I have been a
good boy. Can you bring a toy
car, a soccer ball. a basketball, a
football, a baseball that what I
want for Christmas. I love going
to make cookies and milk for
you. Give a hello to Mrs. Claus.
Rudolph the red nose rein door.
and all the other deers. Thank
P.2. Merry Christmas Santal
Yair Ramos-Castillo

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Dear Santa.
marry christmas santa I hope
you have a wonderful christmas
with the goofy elfs. and giving
us present to the wonderful
children. And I hope you giv.
me what I want. We will leave
cookies and some milk and
some carrots for the reindeers. I
love you so much Santa for all
the present. Are you having a
good time in the north pole with
the lefs packing all the pros-
ents? Do you remember me
when I sat on your lap when I
was three years old and you
took'a picture of Both'of us. And
my favorite holiday !I christ-
Love Kaitlynn Camposc

Dear. Santa.
How are you doing today?
Are you doing good today? All I
want for christmas is halo 4,
call of duty black ops 2, and a
Xbo* 360. so I can play call of
duty black ops 2. 1 also, want a
playstation 3. 0 also wan an,
ipod to play angry birds space. I
want madden 13. Even a phone.
Also. I want my own TV so I can
play halo 4 with my brother
Diego. I have been very good.
Love Domingo Flores

Dear, Santa
I am so surprised how can
you keep up with all these
notes. All the presents and how
do you no where to go to pass
out the presents. How are you
doing. How are the elves doing.
I wont some new shoes, new
bike and new rings. For your
house do you have a machine
or a two store houos or a old
house? How is your wife? Is the
North Pole cold? Can you pleas
gave me lots of presents for my
home and friends. Do you have
to whare jackets over there?
Havone of the elves gol sick?
Love Nyla Ayala-Banda

Dear Santa,
Are you doing good in the
north pole. For Christmas I
want a ribstick, Barbie house,
and a hug. I hope I can get it if
am not on the naughty list. How
are your elfs doing?
Love, Yadira Sanchez

Dear anta
I want to know how cold is it
in the North Pole today? What I
want for chrismus is a Blade
Blade riperset. The next thing I
want is the logo ninja pony
Thin I want a scatebord. The
last thing I want is a new bike.
Love. Caleb Ybarra

Dear. Santa,
I would like a moxie Doll. And
how,are you doing? You are the
bestl And I would also like some
shoes and shirst and what are
the reindeers names? I also
what the best thing in my live a
hug from youl And a picture
with goul I also would really
like a play sol of make up for
me and my friendly And some
pants., kirEts pleases. Thank
youl I can't wait when it is
ehristmas. I Love youl and I
would like a Dalmatian puppy
that is a toy puppy. That is nice.
a Barbie Doll, some games. How
cold is it in the North Pole?
from: Kelsey Gomez

Dear Santa,
What I want for christmas is
a xdox 360, a dsi remote control
car, pep., phono,. chrismas tree,
scooter, cars, bike, glasses.
football, move. chrismae pencil.
computer, pool, knew crayons,
math book, a eanndy cane,
crayon box, eraser, a ket, ruler.
bookbar. tv, markers, playtoe,
surf board, and shoes. How do
you feel?
Love, Jesus Rodriguae

Dear Smnta
How are you doing today?
Besides I want a Barble doll, a
Di wit game Bratr, And a
dJIhouse, I love you. I hope you
don'f forget a. present for the
"other people. Like my friends. I
hope you don't get dusturd by
your elves. I hope you deliver
every present. I love you so
much. Don't get hurt Or lostl I
hope you are good in the North
pole I bat you have a hard time
with the presents. The elves are
so small, I wonder if your elves
are bothering you call me.
Lbve. Vanessa Padilla-Lucatero

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Dear Santa claus.
How are your reindeer. How
are you doing? Am I on your
nice list? Do you remember me?
My name is Raul How is Mrs.
Claus doing? I would like a X-
box 360 I would like a remote
control airplane.
Love. Raul Perez-Avila

Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer? I
have been good this year. Do
you remember me? My name is
christopher. I moved to Bowling
Green. I live on Dixana Drive. i
miss you. I Love your gingle
bells. I would like a xBox 3.60.
Love. Christopher Murphy

Dear Cant claus.
How are you doing? Do you
remember me? Am I on your
nice list? I have been good this
year..What kind of cookies do
you like? I want a basketball for
christmas. And a bike for
christmas. and a shotgone with
Love. Oscar Centeno

Dear Santa.
I have boon good you now me
I been good I would like a New
Super Mario Brothers a and I
want Just Dance 4 and I want
Super Mario Brothers 2.
Love. Jaydon Daniels-Johnson

Which presents are you goin
to give me? Do you now me?
am Alli. I am seven years old.
will leave you some cookies an
milk. Do you like cookies an
milk? I am going to write you
letter. I like your elves. I war
for christmas is a 3.D.S and m
.own clock and tv.
Love. Al!i Gutierrm

Dear Santa.
How are your reindeer? [
you rmeber me? Baily I am
year old I have been amazir
this year I want a Hanna
Montana purple mortocycl
and a cheerleading dress.
Love. Baily Mendoza-Acur



Dear Santa.
I want a 3DsxL and a psp a
xbox 360 and a harry potter
ego razro scooter a hamster
and a angry bird nekless.
Games for the psp and Games
for the 3DSXL and a blue puppy
and a black kitty dinisore toy
and that is all I want and the
game paper mario skylanders
giants a racetrack. flach carrds
have a happy crisman ho ho ho
and that is all.
Love. Vincente Gardner

Dear Santa,
I want a bike and A walkie
takios, shoes, some dolls and
some ear rings. shoso, hats and
my own room. How are you
doing? How is your wife? What
are you doing? I want to see the
elves. Are they very nice? I also
want a guitar, dulo.
Love Evelyn Reyos

Dear Santa.
How are the reindeers? This
year for Chrismas I want six
reindeer,. two lfs one would be
named Jeff and the other one
would be named frosty and I
want a slod like yours.
Love, Brody Waters

How are you doing in the
North Polo?, well I want to tell
you what I want for christmis is
I want is a inside puppy.
Lawnorw, remote control jet
with Batteries, and I want to tell
you I Love you.
Love, Bernabe Gallardo, Jr.

Dear Santa.
I will like to get for christmas
is a doll and a book and a Baby
alivn and Baby evea. I hope you
are doing good.
Love. Crystal Kapan

Dear santa,
How are you doing today?
Are you reindeer's tired or
happy? I want you to buy me a
furby a Bratz house, a farm for
my puppy, a four wheeler, and a
rabbit. I Like your reindeer's.
'nd slay. -Do you remember
when you took a picture? I Like
all Holiday's mostly christmas I
Like some song's of christmas
Jigle bell's. red nose the rein-
deer's, frosty the, snowman. I
want you to make it snow here,
your cool Santa claus. I really
wanted to seo you at the christ-
mas parade. I want my dad to
get more days off. Have a great
christmas. I have been'good,
Love Nadiah Bolmarez

Dear Santa.
-How are the elves? Hqw fast
dose the sla go? for. christmas.
I want a ripstick. a skatbord, a
bike and shoos. Am I on the nice
list or node list?
love Jared Fowler

lear Santa claus.
How is Mrs. Claus? Do you
member me? My name is
)avid I am only 7 years old. I
iave boon amazing this year. I
would like a 3 Ds. a Wii U. a
Battleship. a Monster Jam. a
iow Dsi. a Bowling. a Dirt Bike.
a golf ball set. a new goacet. I
vant the soccerball to be black
and yellow. I want the 3 Ds to
be gold. I want the mosterjam
or a Dsi.
Your friend. David McQuaig

Dear Santa.
Am I on your nice list? I have
been good this year. I would like
a transformer. Do you remem-
ber m? I am Chano. I am 8
gears old. How is Mrs. Claus?
lan I have a elf tog. will you get
ne a wil flicker? Can you get
ne ten toys.
Love. Chano Lara

Dear Santa Claus.
How are you doing? Do you
member me? My name is
/iviana Hernandoz and I am
even. Am I on you nice list?
What kind of cookies do you
ike? I have been amazing this
jear. I would like shoes cloths.
ablet. computer, ipod. touch-
phone for, Chrismas. By the
way. tell Mrs. Claus and the
eives I said hi.
Love, Viviana Hernandez

Dear Sant clubs,
How are you doing? Do you
remebor me? My name is
Anissa and I am 7 years old.
How old are you? I have been
good this year. How is the North
Pole? I live on Oak Strqet and
my house is red and hard and
we grow plants. We have a play
ground in the back yard. I want
to see your elves but you live far
Love, Anissa Retana

Dear Santa,
I want a game, and a nice
bike with blue and yellow
stripes. And I want a wii and a
X box three 60. And I want a
mud truck remote control.
Love. Jessc Castillo

Dear Santa,
I would like a bike for chist-
mas. Do you remember me?
What kind of cookies do you
like? I have been good this year.
I want a Barbie doll. My brother
wans a monster truck, a D.c. and
a Iransformer co-lume.
Love. ArolyTavares-Escammilla

Dear Santa.
How is Mrs. claus? I have
been amazing this year. I am
staying at my grandma's house
on christmas eve. My grandmas
address is church Ave. Do you
remember me? I am Amy.
What kind of cookies do you
like? I want for christmas is a
purple mortocycle," drumscot
and a swimming pool.
Love, Amy Farias

Dear Santa.
How is your wife? Can I ride
in your sleigh? Am I on the nice
list? I have been good this year.
How do your elves make toys?
do you remember me? my
name is troy and I am 7 years
old what I want for christmas is
Mario Kart wii, and Mario
Bros.. and Hotwhoels.
Love. Troy Martinez

Dear Santa claus.
How are your reindeer? I
have been good the whole time
i make one hundreds on mt
tests. I would like a bike. How
old are you? My name is Jose.
am 8 years old. I live by thi
school. I love you Santa claus
Can you let me ride you sleigh
I want to go to the North Pole
Am I on your nice list? Wha
kind of cookies do you like?
would like a computer. I woul
like christmast tree. My brother
is Francisco He want a hose an
a christmast light and Curiou
George and a telfome and
christmast tree and a compute
and a spider-man toy.
Love, Jose Tapia-Gutierrn

Dear Santa Claus.
How are your' reindeer?
have been good this yeal

Mrs. i i

Dear Santa.
I want a ipod santa I want a
Barbie photo. I want a phone I
also want you to make my mom
change her mind so I can be in
the pageant and I want a 3ds.
I promise I been nickel
Luisa Delarosa

Dear Santa.
I want a 3ds and a Remote
control monster truck, a horse
that poops out Icecream and it
eats the Iecreram. Poops out
gold then it eats the gold then it
poops out a moedersikle. I
promise I will be good
Ancelmo Macedo-Banda

Dear Santa.
I want for christmas is a
hello kitty motel and a hello
kitty schhol and hello kitty peo-
pie to. A new bike and a two
pairs of hearing. I want a ipad
and a tablet for kids and I want
pong. And I will be good.
Lindsay Bolin

Dear Santa claus.
For chrismas I want a tram-
poline., xbox 360, Monster High
girls, Barber Doll, pool. Barber
Photo, a Dog. Bunny, netindo,
army set. I been good this year.
Hailey Lee

Dear Santa Clous.
I want Monster High girl and
DSI the clor is pink Barber Toys
and Hello Kitty and Hello Kitty
tricks and a trampoline a little
christmas tree for me and hose .
fashino set.
Nala Aleman

Dear Santa.
I what a little christmas tree
with lights on it. Santa I have
been good all day. I thank you
are real but some people think
you are fake. You love us and
we love you.

)ear Santa clauc.
I want a army set and a tam-
,oine for crismes. And yes I am
George Alamia

Dear Santa claus.
I whant a new tall Bike. And
I want a hello kity Poster and
want polar bear and a ipad and
a tablet am good.
Joana Hernandez

Doery Santy,
I what a traplon and bike. I
pormeo to be good.
Justin Hill

Deer Santa.
I wish I had a remote control
car and I will be good.
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Dear santa claus,
I want a wii for christmas.
also a Bike and a dollehose. I
have always have been good.
Mayra Jimenez

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Dear Santa.
For Santa claus, sent claus I
will buy my christmas tree. I
will turn on the light. Santa
claus I want a trampoline. Sant
I am nice to you.
Jennifer Hernandoz

Dear santa claus.
I what a Bike for christmas.
A cool remote control car, and
drume for christmas. I prmis to
Be good.
Joso Castaneda

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Dear Qanta,
I wihs that I can get a PsP
and a phone Laptop, and a
Phon. I will Be good if I can do
it I Prosmes.
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Dear Santa.
What I want for Chirtmas is
a Aetoin figure that haves a
sword. or bez spa and a monster
high doll and her name is
Draculora. I want a mutant ninja
turtles too. I allso want a doll
house. a ps3 with a game called
little Big karting 2 and a stom-
pez. I want a hoolahoop. ajump
rope. and a toy hellacopter. a
mikecrowphone. Merry Chirt-
mas Hol Hol Hol
Love. Angielifa Casso

Dear Santa.
For christmas. I would like to
have a small car. money. football.
and a new video game. I will
like something special grathofa-
do game and xbox360. I am
counting on you. I want a knife,
a bumblebee toy. and a mon-
stertuck game.
Love. Abisai Castaneda'

Dear Santa.
My name is Maggie an I am'
eight years old. For christmas I
want a Justin Bieber note book
and a perfect friend like youl I
also want sweat pants and a
laptop with a Justin Bieber
cover with hearts on it. I also
want a best teacher like mrs,
Browning.. These are the things
I love Mary Christmas ho, ho.
Love Maggie Cdntreras

Dear Santa.
For christmas I would like to
have a' swimming Pqol and a
Petdog. a wii, a Pokemon, a
slid, a DI, BB Gun, laptop. for-
ever Butoy.
love, Guillermo DeLuna

Dear Santa.
My name is Elizabeth I'm 7
years old for chrismas I want
close and shose and a Barbei
and a Book of Justin Bieber a
wii and a Justin Bieber scarf
and a tree for chrismas.
Love. Elizabeth Lopez

Dear Santa,
I am Jassmine I'm 7 years
old. I want for chistmas is a
smoothie founten snow, hot-
tud, puppy, cat shoe. lammge-
nee, pool. fish. skatebord, new
phone, bike. science Lab, tree. I
pod, lipstick. and a pimple.
Merry Chistmal Ho! Hol Hol
Jassmine Maldonado-Oropeza

Dear anta,
For christmas. I would like to
have a Xbox360, a wii. a iPod.
cindle fire. Those are the games
that I like. I also like a sled and
a flying reindeer. Merry
Christmas Hol Hot Hol
love. Uziel Martinez

Dear qanta,
For Christmas I would like to
have An Ipod. I have a lot of
friends. lean text someing nice.
I also wharit a wii with a game
called Just Dance 3 and super
Mario Bros. Merry Christmasl
ho ho holl!
Love, Carolina Navarro-Qolis

Dear Qanta.
For Christmas wold like to
have a xbox 360 and I what call
bote and Achlov and Holoe 4.
and a Pes3 I what call bote 2.
love. Damian Rosales



Dear Qanta.
For Christmas I would like to
have is a phone. The phone is
called a Eye Phone. They are
cool. I want a Ipad tahy are so
awsum. Thay are like a come-
puter. I know I will like it
because I saw one before. I also
want a new dog and cat. I Love
animals a whole lot. I want some
new toy. like a bike and a hool
hoop I want a knew frenid that
bose not be mee to me. Merry
chrismas Hol Hol Hol.
Love, Kyleigh Revell

Dear Qanta,
I am Rebecca I'm 7 years old
and I want a pony for christmas
and unicorn stompees a hat
Ssock wii and mettens a blakeit
shos ipod and loot movy. Merry
christmast Hol Hol Hol
love. Rebecca Silvan

Dear Santa,
I wonder what Rudolf.
Blitzen. Comet. Cupid, Danner.
Dancer. Prancer, Dasher are
doing. sometimes I love all your
Raindeer more than anything
else. People say you don't egsist
But my name is audry Rowan
and I think you egsist and I love
you santa. I am seven years old.
all I want for Christmas is a doll
House, dolls. Hoola Hoops.
Cones, Shirts. Pants, fake nails.
nail polish, number cart, color-
ing book. Books But little.
.tampioe, sticky notes, mus-
tashes, monster High, Monster
High costume, neeclice. Braclent.
rings, merry christmasl Hol Hdl
love. Audry Rowan

Dear Qanta.
My name is Antonia and I am
eight years old and all I want
for Christmas is a Justin Bieber
shones. mp3. iphone 5, willas.
Merry Christmasl Hol Hol Hol
Love. Antonia Banda.

Dear Santa.
I want a dollhouse wood yoy
gave me a doll bocaues I want a
teddy because I want a monster
high doll because the monetr
high doll beaus it so pretty
becaues I rf Love because it so
cute. merry christmasl Hol Hol
Lana Krell

Dear Santa
I wish I had a cars 2 toy I
want a bike. I wanta motorcyl
so I could ride to school. I wish I
had a game. Like car 1 games
am having fun. I like to eat
santa not santa the cooke, we
just had twins boy and girl.
Love Jayldn Daniels-Johnson

Dear Santa,
I will be good. I promise. I
want a race car. I want a Robot
for me. I love them. I like to
play with blocks. I want a bunch
of them. I like monitor trucks.
They are so much fun.
Love. Chase QtJohn

Dear Santa.
I love you. I want dolls.
swimming pool. new clothes.
and a wonderful new puppy. I
want a rubber duck tb play in
the bath tub. I can't wait until
you come.
*Love, MaKayla Herrera

_ _

Mrs. a


Dear 2anta Claus.
Dear Ianta. I want A Barbie
fashion in a bike. That is a little /
big but not so little santa claus.
May be you don't no me but. I
no you one day you Gave me lol-
lipop at the library. And Dear
Santa on my scients I make A
100 A+ plus. In A fashion Dog.
Santa I want you to bring a bow
for my teacher Mr. Terrell I
want that for Mr. Terrell could
be pretty.
Cyclaliz Avila-Perez
Dear Qanta,
I love you Santa because you
like to bring me a Dex oe like
mario game like a real game. I
love you santa. .
SGustavo u olis- alaz
Dear Santa,
I want a little Christmas
Santa with light and star and a
big huge star. Then an angel. I
like you Qanta very much. Alot
sorry for being so bad, an being
so bad at my friend.
Karime Rodriguez

Dear Santa.
I want a xbox for Christmas.
I was so good. I not bad I Love
christmas. because you give me*
gifts. I want a Qpe. I want a
game for my DAl1 Love Santa
Aurelio Cabrera

Dear Santa,
I want,a Barbio'that is a
Balorina Barbie. and I onet six
Barbie, and a fake car that is
shine. A houses for my Barbie
and a clownit to. and a desk for
my Barbie doll and a crown I am
Magaly Avila-Santiago
Dear ganta.
I like your elf and like your
reindeer. Because I be good, and
I want four chritmas bananas
and a good chritmac. Ime go to
see you on sunday.
Alvin ranchez

Dear Santa.
Qanta how cold is it in the
north Pole? Do you feel tired or
not tired? Are your elfs tired br
not? I want a laptop, a game for
my psp. a hawaii. That's all I
want santa. I am so sorry ganta
because I have been bad Qanta
so please forgive me Santa. One
thing Qanta are your raindeire
magic? What if peoples houses
don't have chimneys? What
would you do? My school is
Boling green Elmintry.
by Cristian Lopez
Dear Santa claus.
Their are three thangs I want
for christmas. I want a Da.I..
dogcaet. Those are the three
thangs I want for christmas.
Chloe Wilkins

Dear Qanta Claus.
I wood like an army set for
Jose Hernandez

Dear Qanta.
I want for Christmas. a
barhie photo and a computer.
last thing I want for christmas
an i pat. I was goo.
Ashley Magana-Navarreto

Dear Santa.
Santa I want a IPod touch
and a laptop. If you are tired
you don't have to get me
anything. If your not tired you
can get me something. I hope
you got me book. if you give me
those three thing I will be glad.
Your friend, Lydia Valadez

Dear Santa.
I want games, airplane and.
kids dvds. And how cold is the
north pole? and how do you
make the toys?
from Javier Gutierrez


Boys Soccer
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee soccer boys
divvied games last week.
The boys last a squeaker at
Frostproof, 2-1 on Tuesday but
regrouped to win 7-1 at Lake
Placid on Friday.
This is a busy week before
the holiday break, with games at
Fort Meade on Monday, a visit
from Avon Park for a varsity-
only encounter at 8 p.m.
Tuesday and a trip to Mulberry
on Friday.
That's it until after the holi-
days. Play resumes Jan. 10 with
a trip to Sebring, with another
to lake Wales on Jan. 16 and the
season finale at home against
Kathleen on Jan. 16.
Hardee hosts 2A-10 playoffs
the week of Jan. 21-25. Other
teams in the district are Frost-
proof, DeSolo, Avon Park, Lake
Placid and Mulberr.At the end
of last week, Hardee was 4-3-1
in district games.
Last week's first game was
Tuesday at Frostproof when
"Hardee played probably its
best game of the season," said
Coach Dennis Aubry. "They
moved the ball well in the mid-
dle and covered' well on
defense. The team pressured the
ball when Frostproof had it," he
Senior Miguel Garcia scored
the team's lone shot on a long-
range power shot in the early
part of the fourth period to tie
the game 1-1. Frostproof had
scored in the first period on a
follow-up on a blocked shot.
The Bulldogs went ahead with
six minutes left in the game,
after a deflected shot rolled in.
Wildcat goalie Jesus Zuniga
had 20 saves, keeping Frost-
proof out of the net for the
majority of the game.
.The JV Cats lost 3-0 at
Frostproof. Battling the flu, the

Splits Games
varsity had to bring up three
key players, leaving some gaps
in the communication and play-
ing well together. "When they
get their players back they
should do better," commented
Aubry. "Our boys are still learn-
ing their position responsibili-
ties and. to play with intensity/-
urgency," he added.
At Lake Placid on Friday, the
varsity won 7-1, although each
team had 16 shots on goal.
"Hardee played a focused and
controlled game. We played a
new formation that the boys
liked," said the coach
Garcia made five goals, three
on breakaways, one by a penal-
ty kick. Oscar Palacios scored
once and Gustavo Toledo
scored on a breakaway fed by
defensive player Campbel
The JV had 13 shots on goal.
to just six for Lake Placid,
which pulled out the 2-1 win.
"The JV is still making rook-
ie mistakes, but have lots of tal-
ent," said the coach. Lake
Placid picked up its pace after
the half and were able to get a
score in the last few minutes for
the win.
Varsity players are Alexis
Palacios, Mark Gomez, Oscar
Palacios, Gilberto Cardoza,
Ruben Velasquez, Armando
Alvarez, Carlos DeLoera,
Manuel Palacios, Luis Alonzo,
Luis Luna, Octavio Alvarez,
Martin Lucatero, Zunigo,
Toledo and Aubry.
For the JV, players are
Ezekiel Perez, Frederik Torres,
Rodrigo Rodriguez, Gabriel
Garcia, Eduardo Lopez, Ri-
Scardo DeSantiago, Oscar Du-
arte, Francisco Salgado, Alexis
Chavez, Rolando Aleman,
Kenneth Vargas, Gustavo
Salizar, Mateo Gomez, Filistin
Luis Michel, Ben Tamayo, Jose
Padilla and Fabian Perada.

The JV Wildcats won their first-ever game at home against Lake Placid; playing for Hardee are (first row, left to right)
BenTamayo, Fabian Perada, Eduardo Lopez, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Frederick Torres, Francisco Salgado, Jose Padilla
and Mateo Gomez; (second row)Head Coach Dennis Aubry, Gustavo Salazar, Gabriel Garcia, Rolando Aleman, Ezekiel
Perez, Oscar Duarte, Kenneth Vargas, Ricardo DeSantiago, Filistin Luis Michel and assistant coach Daniel Estrada.

The Hardee Wildcats host district playoffs in late January. Playing on this year's varsity are (seated, from left) Luis
Luna, Campbel Aubry, Octavio Alvarez. Miguel Garcia, Oscar Palacios, Alexis Palacios, Carlos DeLoera and Alexis
Arenas; (standing) Head Coach Dennis Aubry, Manuel Palacios, Gilberto Catrdoza, Armando Alvarez, Ruben Vetasquez,
Luis Alonzo, Martin Lucatero and assistant coach Daniel Estrada; (missing) Gustavo Toledo, Jesus Zuniga and Mark



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Sue ,Lambert, coordinator of the Hardee Alliance for Substance Abuse and Pregnancy
Prevention, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Java Cafe.
Bath salts and prescription drugs are abused, along with alcohol and illegal drugs.
Brains in teenagers are still developing and some engage in risky behaviors. Parents
should be good role models and talk to their teens. Marijuana use is illegal. Vehicle
accidents are the No. 1 cause of teen deaths. From left are Sheriff Arnold Lanier,
Suzanne Lambert and Wauchula City Manager Terry Atchley. A large majority of Hardee
County teens do not use drugs, alcohol or marijuana and do not engage in risky behav-
iors, said Lambert.

Cassidy Kight
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We thought of you today.
But that is nothing new.
W'e thought about you yesterday,
And the days before that too.
WI'e think of you in silence.
Wle oftet speak your name.
Now all we have are memories.
A.nd your picture in a frame.
'Your memory is our keepsake.
ii'ith which we will never part.
God has you in His keeping.
W'e have you in our hearts.

Don't Hesitate!






Scott Gilliard, project superintendent of Ajax Paving, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club
on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Java Cafe. He said the company was 305 days into the
662-day $17,082,856 project and was two months ahead of schedule. The four-laning
project is from Zolfo Springs southward and includes 5.548 miles and two new bridges.
The paving includes 12 inches of sub-base stabilizer, 12% inches of limerock, and 6'/
inches of asphalt. The length is from 7th Street in Zolfo Springs southward to 2,000 feet
past Sweetwater Road and includes more sidewalks in Zolfo Springs between 7th and
10th Streets. The project is scheduled for completion in July 2013. From left are Scott
Gilliard, his wife Janet Gilliard, and new Rotary members Eddie Davis and Bud Burnett.

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The Hardee Correctional Institution west of Fort Green last week donated about 650 hand-made wooden Christmas
toys for needy Hardee County Children. HCI is cooperating with the Hardee County Sheriff's Office which has raised
$3,000 to buy additional toys. Inmates on good behavior are allowed to use the carpentry shop at the state prison,
which has 1,900 inmates including the work camp and 330 employees: In the photo are Sgt. John Llanos, Col. Jim
Miller, Warden David Lawrence, vocational carpentry teacher Jonathan Winters, Major Mark Jones, Deputy Maria
Hall, Assistant Warden Glenn Morris, and Sheriff Arnold Lanier. In the photo are 760 toys, with more to come from
the $3,000. The wooden toys included chairs, rocking horses, desks, bird houses, barns and tricycles.


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Car Company

i Christmas Party

Sunday, December 23
at 2:00 p.m.

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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate ...
Clarence Carlton. of Wau-
chula. county conservation offi-
cer. stated this week that the
season for shooting dove in
Hardee County would close on
Jan. 31 and not Dec. 31. as
many huntsmen believe.
One of the saddest tragedies
to happen in Wauchula in some
time occurred shortly before the
noon hour Monday morning
when little Coleen Coker.
attractive infant daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Coleman Coker, died
of asphyxiation during a fire
that gutted the upstairs apart-
ments of the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W.W. Carter on West Main
Even though the recent cold
wave did play havoc with the
remaining vegetables in Hardee
County, the farmers witnessed
one of the most sticcessful sea-
sons of their career. About
$300;000 was paid to them in a
period of two months.
Hoyt Weeks of Wauchula has
been promoted to master
enereanr in the. U.S. Air Force.
Sgt. Weeks is assigned to the
5700th Air Base Group here as
a supply supervisor. He is the
son of Roy Weeks.
In the Classified Ads section,
a furnished two-bedroom ce-
ment-block home is for sale. It
is close-in to downtown Bow-
ling Green, at'a price of $4,250
with $500 down and a balance
of $50 per month.
Two former Hardee High
School graduates now attending
the University of Florida are
participating in a unique pro-
gram for superior students. Gail
McCaleb, a sophomore, and
Dick J,ucknath, a freshman, are

enrolled in the invitational
Honors Program, now in its sec-
ond year.
Scenes were filmed at three
locations in Hardee County last
week to produce a commercial
for Georgia Federal Bank. It is
one of the top five branches in
Georgia and is Atlanta-based.
says Terry Smith, writer of the
The Hardee Wildcats girls'
basketball team won two of
three games last week to raise
their overall record to 3-I. The
Wildcats faced a key opponent
Tuesday evening at Avon Park
and will finish 1987 at Sebring
tonight before the Christmas
.Tuesday night, Dec. 8, the
Bowling Green Commission
was advised by its auditors,
Nunez, Collins, Touchton &
Co., that the cityexpenditures
for fiscal year 1987 had exceed-
ed the budget by $44,033 in the
general fund.
A Hardee County sheriff's
deputy suffered only minor
injuries Tuesday after being
struck by a suspect's car and
crashing his own in the ensuing

Eighteen members of Hardee
County Fire-Rescue participat-
ed in a live fire exercise. The
training, designed to sharpen
firefighter's skill on certain
techniques, was conducted at a
vacant house on Mott Road.
Some of the skills firefighters
practiced were: ventilation, pro-
tecting exposures, RIT (Rapid
Intervention Team) and fire
attack. Each of these skills is
brought into play when fire-
fighters are called to battle actu-
al fires.
Airman David L. Langston Jr.
graduated Sept. 6 from Great
Lakes, Ill., and is now serving
aboard the USS Theodore

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Open to all Kindergarten girls attending a Hardee County elementary school
$50.00 entry fee (to be made payable to the Hardee County Fair Board)
Mandatory pictures & coloring contest- Monday, January 14th (6:00 pm) -
Wauchula Elementary School's Bobcats Den (the old cafeteria)
Mandatory practice Thursday, February 14th (6:00-8:00 pm) Civic Center
Pageant- Sunday, February 17th,(2:00 pm) Civic Center
Deadline- Friday, January 11th (2:00 pm)
All forms & fees must be submitted to Kristen Rivas at Wauchula Elementary
SSchool by this deadline No exceptions!
An informational packet will be given to each parent at the time the entry
form is submitted. Be sure to get a packet before you leave W.E.S.
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On Friday, Dec. 7, volunteers were ringing the bell in front of the Wauchula Winn-Dixie
to raise funds for Salvation Army to help the needy in Hardee County. From left are
Joana Maria Coronado, Savana Coronado, 4, Sarah Gibson, 8, Bett Miller, and Karen
Gibson. Savana Coronado finished two years of leukemia cancer treatments on Oct. 12
and is cancrr-free.

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Hardee Manor Healthcare Center would like
to acknowledge 25 years of loyal service. Loyalty,
Dedication, Caring ... The list could go on and
on describing the amazing qualities of this
beautiful person. Gena Rogers has spent a
quarter of.her life time providing care and
friendship to the many residents and employees
of Hardee Manor. Her warm smile greets family
members as they come to visit their loved ones,
she is always willing to give a helping hand when
needed, and makes time to give those special
touches throughout the day. Gena is a blessing
and one of the many valuable assets to Hardee

Thank Vou Gena! soc2:2

Mr. and Mrs. David Lugrin,
Collinsville, Va., a seven-
pound, nine-ounce daughter,
Katherine Grace Lugrin, bprn
Nov. 15, 2012, Morehead Me-
morial Hospital, Eden, N.C.
Mrs. Lugrin is the fornpr ,
Lindsey Barone. : Maternal
grandparents are Terry and
Richard Barone of Bowling
Green.. Paternal grandparents
are Debra and Tom Lugrin of
Naples. Paternal great-grand-
mother is Gertrude Joyal of

Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of jthe .daie of
birth. A'photo of the iil, -ii
a newborn only-may be added
at no cost. Any'other photo of
the baby will cost $15.

Greetings from Fort Green!
Our prayers go out to the peo-
ple in Newtown, Conn. Mark
Hogenauer's Aunt Peg lives
there but, thankfully, she had no
relations or friends in the
school. We all need to pray for
our nation.
I volunteered Sherman and
Randy Davis to be the chefs for
our church's annual Christmas
dinner, which has come and
gone. The bad thing is Sherman
got the flu and could not help
Randy, and when someone is
going to help you and then turns
out you become the main chef,
it is bad. Anyway, I did do the
purchasing before I got sick, so
the turkeys and oil were at the
church waiting on Randy. I
have heard no complaints, so
hopefully everyone was happy.
For our Thanksgiving supper
we had pulled, pork and some
people were. heard "complain-
ing" that pulled pork was not
Thanksgiving, so that is why I
volunteered for turkey! Beside
neither of us being able to par-
ticipate, I understand our pastor,
Brother Steve, was sick and
could not stay for the dinner. I
can attest you don't want to be
sick anytime but this time of
year is for the birds!
Joyce Coker had a terrible
experience a couple of weeks
ago. If you watch Westerns on
television you know how dev-
astating a stampede can be. She
was.on John Gill Road driving
toward State Road'62 when a
herd of cattle began running
toward her car. She blew the
horn and had on her lights, but

they ignored that.
She said it was like someone
was driving them. She is a
much better driver than I am
because there are very steep
ditches on both sides of the road
and'she just had to back up to
Waters Road, where she could
back into and the cattle contin-
ued down John Gill. I would
have been in the ditch or had
cattle jumping over my car. She
.called 911 and reported it, but
has decided she will not use that
road anymore but go on Ollie
Roberts Road in the future.
Our youth went to Resthaven
Saturday and delivered cookies
and gifts for each resident. I
planned on going, as I have lots
of friends there, but did not
want to spread any germs. The
youth sell inspirational calen-
dars each year, and framed the
pictures and Scripture verses
from the 2012 calendars and
painted the frames. This was the
gift each resident received.
Everyone -likes to open a gift,
and I feel sure they were no

Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper

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Approx. 15 lb.
or will smoke
your turkey for you

Smoked Pork Roast

Sides $18 Pan
(Feeds 20-25 People)
Potato Salad Baked Beans Slaw
Yams New Potatoes
Green Beans and More

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I did not attend church on the
16th so do not know all the sick.
Betty Walker is still not able to
attend-and she certainly misses
it. She is one good prayer war-
rior, even though she cannot
visit you in person but over the
telephone. Wynell Davis is
about the same and is having a
slow recovery.
Doyle Bryan was in the hos-
pital for a few days but is back
home. Sam Rawls was in the
hospital for longer than over-
night but is out and recovering.
Arden had a 24. something!
Charles and Lynda Abbott are
sick. The doctor said I might
have pleurisy and I thought it
was just an old person's disease
until I looked it up on the
Internet. What did we do
before we had this World Wide
Web? Get out the dictionary!
We need to pray for all the sick
and the ones recovering.
Our youth did a good job on
the program they put on Sunday
night. Great-grandson Gavin
Hogenauer loved Santa, and
after he got his candy he was
busy showing people what was
in his candy bag! He is at the
perfect age for Santa.
Todd Silverman made his
Christmas visit to his sister last
week. Anyone who does not
have family really misses out.

* Bloomers
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Poinsettias $2 to $5

Open All 863-245-0825
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A Daily Thought
After Jesus was born in
Bethlehem in Judea, during
the time of King Herod, Magi
from the east came to
Jerusalem and asked,
"Where is the one who has
been born king of the Jews?
We have seen his star in the
east, and have come to wor-
ship him."
Matthew 2:1-2 (NIV)

B.J. Johnson, 7, 'of Bowling Green plays the piano for his
teacher, Linda LaLonde of Wauchula.

Marianna Molinaro, 7, of Winter Haven plays a guitar. She
is the daughter of Giovanni and Dive Molinaro, grand-
daughter of Giovanni and Blanca Molinaro who own
Giovanni's Main Street Kitchen, and neice of Terry and
Filomena Atchley of Wauchula.

SWhen King Herod heard this,
he was distressed, and all
Jerusalem with him. When
he had called all the chief
priests and teachers of the
Law, he asked them where
Christ was to be born. "In
Bethlehem of Judea," they
replied, "for this is what the
prophet has written."
Luke 2:3-5 (NIV)
After they heard the king,
they went: on their way and
the star they had seen in the
east went ahead of them
until it stopped over the
place where the Child Was.
When they saw the star, they
were overjoyed.
Luke 2:9-10 (NIV)
On coming to the house,
they saw the child with His
mother Mary, and they
bowed down and worshiped
Him. Then, they opened
their treasuries and present-
ed Him with :gifts of gold,
and of frankincense and of
i Luke 2:11 (NIV)
And, having been warned in
a dream not to go back to
Herod, the Magi returned to
their country. by another
route. When they were gone,
an angel of the Lord
appeared to Joseph in a
dream, "Take the Child and
His mother and escape to
Egypt." ... So, he got up,.-
..took the Child and His moth-
er during the night and left
":for Egypt,, ,
L. ke.2-;2,13a, 14 (I.V
When Herod learned he had
been outwitted by the Magi,
he was furious, and gave
orders to kill all the boys in
Bethlehem and its, vicinity
who ,were two years old and
Luke 1:16 (NIV)
After Herod died, an angel
appeared in a dream to,
Joseph in Egypt, and said,
"Get up, take the Child and
'His mother ard go to the
land of-Israelfor those who
were trying to take the
Child's life are dead." So he
got up:and took,,them. ... He
withdrew to the district of
Galilee and lived in a town
called Nazareth.
Luke 1:19,21,23b (NIV)

9-Year-Old Earns Ribbons

At Arabian Horse Show


The Orlando Arabian Horse
Club hosted a horse show at the
Clarcona Horseman's Park on
Nov. 11.
Nine-year-old Lucy Stone of
Wauchula, a fourth grader at
Wauchula Elementary School,
participated, riding Magnani-
mous Victory, a 7-year-old
Arabian Gelding owned by
Sarah Holton of Orchid Hill
Stables in Sebring.
Lucy and Vic competed in
walk/trot Hunter Under Saddle,
an English form of riding in
which both horse and rider are
judged on their performance.
Lucy had to collect Vic into a
lovely animated trot by using
proper equitation. This takes
months of riding lessons and
hard work training under a
skilled riding instructor. While
the Arabian horses at Orchid
Hill Stables are well-trained
show animals, it is the rider's
responsibility to maintain the
horse's proper form throughout
the classes at a horse show.

Lucy Stone of Wauchula on Magnanimous Victory.

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Emma Johnson, 4, of Bowling Green is learning to play
the piano. She and B.J. are the children of Steve and
Andrea Johnson.

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All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV), New Cen-
tury Version,. (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
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"Why Didn't You Tell Me

A play written by Pastor Addle Battle

Thursday, December 27

7:00 p.m.

*No Charge

1258 W. Main Street Wauchula

Horses often become distract-
ed when in a strange environ-
ment. Keeping the horse
focused on his task is achieved
when the exhibitor has spent
hours and hours schooling and
getting to know her horse.
Equestrians can show horses
for many years and become
more and more skilled in the
discipline and advance into
higher levels of competition.
Sarah Holton coaches her stu-
dents in Hunter Under Saddle
for Arabian Community, A-
rated, and regional-level horse
Lucy is the daughter of Carrie
and Arti Edenfield of Wauchula
and the late Daniel Stone.
Grandparents are Sarah and
Dale Johnson of Wauchula,
Carol Stone of Zolfo Springs,
and Sherrick and Delila Stone
of Live Oak. Lucy's great-
grandmothers are Opal Knight
of Wauchula and Hazel Johnson
of Bowling Green.

The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment dir '.. the week of
Dec. 9-15. L:-::::gs include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the, type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
Douglas Battey, Maxwell
Drive, mechanical, $3,900.
Mark Edward Gose, Ham-
mock Road, slab, $2,499.
Kermit Lavon Cobb, Main
Street East, rehabilitation,
Michael Scheipsmeier, Ra-
mon Petteway Road, new con-
struction, $230,000.
Douglas Battey, Maxwell
Drive, mechanical, $2,200.
Douglas Battey, Maxwell
Drive, mechanical, $2,200.
Charles T. Thorpe, Briarwood
Drive, mechanical, $7,281.
Joseph J. Forest, Boyd
Cowart Road, solar, $38,000.
Justin Driggers, U.S. 17, tent,
A permit is not required for a
portable heating appliance.


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RATES ..........Minimum of $4.00 for 10 words. Each addi-
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206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338
James V. See, Jr., Broker

NOW PURCHASING citrus fruit
for the 2012/13 season for
Chapman Fruit Call Frank
Vasquez 781-4133. 12:13-5:30p
pumps, turbo, injectors, remove
and install, 863-381-0538.
L. DICKS INC. Is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2012/13 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc

12' BOAT, motor, trip trailer good
condition, runs good, 863-245-
6290. 12:20D

$100, 863-245-6290. 12:20p

Ornamental Nursery. Apply:
Peace River Growers, 3521 N.
Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs,
Florida EOE. 12:20,27c

8:00 A.M. DEC. 31, 2012
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL

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*Electronics Sales & Installations
*Security Cameras & Systems
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(across from Wal-Mart)

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2 BR/1 BA apartment.
2 BR/2 BA apartment.
Very secure apartments in Wauchula.
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in Golfview on 2.1
acres. Nice barn with concrete floor, garden tub
and screened porch. Listed at $159,500
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
33 acre pasture with scattered trees. Close in to
Wauchula. 1156 ac can be purchased separately.
Total price $360,000.

SRealtor Associates ll
Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 Parker Keen (813) 523-1523 c112:20c

ECMHSP Job Announcement
Preschool Assistant Teacher Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months)
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Assistant Teacher to work with children ages
3 to 5 years old in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for assisting in the provision
of developmentally appropriate activities and care for Head Start children under the guid-
ance and direction of the Teacher. Position supported by the Early Childhood Education
Coordinator. Preferred: Associates of Art or Science (AA/AS) degree in Early Childhood
Education or related field and documented years of relevant experience working with
young children. Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and Preschool Child Development
Associate (CDA) or State Equivalent, or High School Diploma/GED and being in the
process of completing the Preschool CDA no later than 180 days after beginning employ-
ment in a preschool classroom. Starting salary $10.17 10.69 perhour. Personal Leave,
sick leave and employdr-matched retirement plan.
Asistente de Maestro Pre-escolar- De 6 a 9 meses cada temporada
ECMHSP estA aceptando solicitudes de empleo para el puesto de asistente de maestro
para trabajar con niios entire las edades de 3 a 5 ahos de edad en un program de Mi-
grant Head Start. TendrA la responsabilidad de ayudar en la implementaci6n de las ac-
tividades apropiadas para el desarrollo infantil y ayudar en el cuidado de los ninos de
Head Start bajo la guia y direcci6n del maestro del sal6n de clase. El puesto esta apoyado
por la Coordinadora de Educaci6n de la Nifiez Temprana. Se prefiere: Titulo universitario
de Asociado en Arte (AA) o Ciencia (AS) en Educaci6n para la ninez temprana o area
relacionada Se acepta: Diploma de escuela secundaria/GED y Asociado del Desarrollo
de la Njfiez para Prescolares (CDA Preescolar)/ Equivalencia del estado, o Diploma de
Escuela Secundaria/GED y estar en el process de recibir la credencial de CDA Preescolar
en un period de no mas de 180 dias despu6s de haber comenzado a trabajar en una
clase preescolar. El salario inicial es entire $10.17- 10.69 por hora. Se ofrece permiso per-
sonal, permiso por enfermedad, y beneficios de retire contribuci6n del empleador.
Closing date: Jan 4th 2013.
Send resume/letter of Interest or apply at: ECMHSP Wauchula, Attn: Leticia
Enriquez, 604 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873.
lenriquez@ecmhsp.org. Telephone: 863-773-2815
EOE, ADA, Ucense # C10HA0511

female twins,'5 years, for sale
$1,800 OBO, 863-781-5755.

PORTER CABLE, 5,500 watt gen-
erator runs good, $300 OBO, 781-
4237. 12:20p
shape, call for information. $600
firm, 773-6306. 12:20p
HEAT PRESS, T-shirts $100 -100
pocket knives $100 or $2 each.
New Bridal champaign glasses,
serving set knives $100, 863-245-
6290. 12:20p


Eir a t. i --r

Robert Hinerman Nancy Craft
227-0202 832-0370

ACRES? 4BR, 2 1/2 Bth, Formal LR, DR, FR,
Ultra Modern Kitchen w/Breakfast RM,
Vaulted Ceilings. Laundry Room has ample
cabinetry, sink, w/tank-less hot water heater,
w/working space, 3 Car Garage w/storage*
areas. Separate 2 BR, 1 Bth Mother-In-Law
Suite. The property features a two stall
horse barn with tack room. The Home and
Mother-In-Law suite overlooks lovely pond
and acreage. Call NANCY for a showing
A Quiet Family Home! This 3 bedroom, 2
bath brick home is on a quiet no traffic road
outside of city limits. Large oaks in yard,
outbuildings, and alarm system. Priced (a
NEWLY LISTED!! 3/2 home built in 2007 in
Avon Park Lakes. The home has stainless
steel appliances, laminated wood floors,
double car garage, and much more. Priced
@ $89.900. Call Jessica Smith @ 863-781-
1186 for more information.
ONLY $60.000 for this 3 BD, 2Bth mobile on
9.54 acres located in a country setting. Cal
VICTOR today!!
THIS 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home is
almost brand new, Everything inside is spot-
less. Come by and take a look! Asking Price
A Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath country home
with a 2 car carport, central heat/air, hard-
wood floors, 6 x 12 size front porch, many
upgrades, fruit trees and 3 Acres of land.
Call GARY today to see this country gem!
PRICE REDUCTION!! This 3/1 home is
priced right and ready to move into, located
close to shopping and schools. $47.000
NEW LISTING!! Don't miss this 3 BD, 2Bth
home located on cul-de-sac road. Great fam-
ily home with fenced back yard, large family
room, extra room with outside entrance for
home office. Large carport and extra storage
building included. Call NANCY today to see
this $158.000 family home.
Mechanic shop on .6 Acres includes 3 lifts
and large air compressor. 2400 SF in
mechanic building, 624 SF in office building.
Close to US Hwy 17. Great investment
potential. Call RICHARD today for more info.
GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannio

Mae Properties

with CRT monitor, mouse, key-
board, 80 GB harddrive, 512 MB
Ram, Windows XP, Office 2003,
$125, 863-413-7221. 12:20p
CATERING FOR ALL.your holiday
gatherings. Smokin' Joe's BBQ,
375-4422, 863-835-9128.
2 APPLE iPod Touch 8GB in good
condition, always had cases on
and screen protector. No scratch-
es on screen or cracks. $150
each. Both come with USB cord, 3
cases each. Griffin Survivor and
Hurley/clear case, panda and
pink/brown 4th Generation. Great
gifts. 863-781-2572. 12:20p

(863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173
Gary Delatorre FoIker
www.cbha'rdee. com

Richard Dasher Victor Salazar
S781-0162 245-1054

JUST LISTED!! 10 acres on Vandolah Rd.
that currently has some producing orange
trees. This piece of land can be purchased
alone or with a 40 acre parcel nearby.
Asking price $60.000. For more information,
please call JESSICA @ 863-781-1186
M/H WITH ACREAGE! Take a look at this
cute 3 BD, 2 Bth mobile. home located on
5.14 acres in Zolfo Springs. Call VICTOR
today for more information. $134.900
location right on Highway 17 in Bowling
Green. Call ROBERT today for more infor-
mation. $39500
PRICE REDUCTION!! Check out this 5 acres
of peaceful Paradise! Property is secluded
and yet only 10 minutes from town. Call
RICHARD, today for more information!
Owner says, "Sell this 3BR, 1Bth HOME!"
located on 11 acres w/large LR featuring a
wood burning fireplace, Outside Storage, 11
Ac Fenced, Dog Alarm, w/more amenities.
Priced to sell at $152.500. Call NANCY
NEW LISTING!! 40 acres on the corner of
Vandolah Rd. and Dink Albritton with 12
acres of plastic, ready to farm! The remain-
ing acreage is cleared with a one acre pond
on the back corner. Asking $7,500 per acre,
call JESSICA at 863-781-1186 for more infor-
JUST LISTED!! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
with large family room, in Wauchula, is close
to schools, shopping and downtown. A
detached workshop in the back yard is per-
fect for storage or wood working. A chain
link fence encloses the back yard for pets.
call RICHARD today to see this home. Great
Price ( $49.400
no further than this 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
charming CB home with central heat/air/car-
pet flooring, shed/workshop all within City
of Wauchula. Call VICTOR today! $85.000
renovated 2 Baedroom, 1 1/2 Bath Town
home located on East Oak Street with 10%
down. Call Gary today @773-2122 for more
CLE, WAUCHULA. CALL 773-2122. 2:20
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Full Time $24,35600
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is
taking applications for full time Telecom-
munication Specialists. You must be at
least 19 years of age, have a high school
diploma or equivalent, never been
convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor,
be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug
test, pass a typing test and work shifts.
Applications may be. obtained and
returned by 4 p.m., Dec. 28, 2012, at the
Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St.,
Wauchula, FL. If other arrangements are
necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211.

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Large Selection of
Cars to Choose From

Buy Here Pay Here
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Beautiful home located in Briarwood
Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 2 Bath house with
wrap around porch, detached 2 car garage with
office and full bath. Reduced to $339,000!

AVON PARK ESTATES! Beautiful 4 Bedroom,
2 Bath Home on over an acre of land! 2 car
garage, large screened porch and many more
upgrades. Asking $165,000

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


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hams. Call Smokin' Joe's BBQ
375-4422 or 863-832-9128.

AFRICAN GREY, double yellow
head, Muluccan Cockatoo, all
talk, 735-0923. 12:13,20p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh

ready! $1/pound (quart), broccoli,
cauliflower, cabbage, all $1.00
each. Center Hill Farm, 2949
Center Hill Rd, between
Wauchula and Bowling Green, off
Hwy 62, 4.5 miles west of US 17.
Open 7 days, 8:00am until
6:00pm, Bob at 863-223-5561.

LAND FOR SALE: water wells,
power & septic tanks. 5 acres,
$35,000 OBO, 863-399-3333.
2 LOTS IN Briarwood Estates for
sale. 863-773-6112. 11:29-12:31p

2BR/1BA, near Wauchula Elem.
School, $500, 863-381-2242.
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, Duplex,
$550 month, $550 deposit, 773-
0100. 6:21tfc
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
several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. &
Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 773-
9291. 3:22tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren-under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh

I $479 plus taxI

I Golf Cart Batteries
U (Set Of 6 PowerTron Six Volt)
I Pick-up & Delivery not Included with this offer.
I .Must bring coupon to receive offer.
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310 Court St.
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144

Noey A. Flores


BE OUiR 0\ N BOSS Come see this oniniercial property
in Bowling Green right on Hwy 17. Currently used as-
mechanic/tire shop with lots of parking and 3 covered lifts.
I Offered at $100,000

I .. ... ., ^ .. .
WAUCHULA 3BR/2BA Log home on 29.6 Acres with large
metal barn. Central air & heat, hardwood floors, front and
back porches, large eat-in kitchen, and large 31X25 family
room. Priced sell at $250,000
FT MEADE 3BR/IBA Frame home on Lake Buffum. Get away
on the weekends for fishing and just plain relaxing. Fenced yard,
canal access and metal roof. Priced at $100,000
WAUCHULA 3BR/1BA CB Home with central air & heat,
fenced yard, easy access to schools and shopping. Listed at
WAUCHULA 3BR/2BA CB Home with a pool. Central air &
heat, ceramic tile thought-out, large 27x24 family room with fire-
place and fenced backyard. Priced at $109,000


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Michael D.



bedroom, 2 bath, appliances fur-
nished 875 sq ft, very nice-built in
2012. 117 North 7th Ave,
Wauchula. Located downtown
Wauchula, call Clay Cobb at 863-
781-0702. 12:20tfc
3 BR 2 B CB, IN BG, many nice
features, $900/month, includes
lawn care. No pets. 863-781-3926.
fully furnished including washer,
dryer, TV, dishes, etc. on 2 acres,
lawn service provided, $750
month. First month and deposit
required, 735-0923. 12:13,27p
2 BR, 1 B in city, fenced yard,
$600 per month, 863-990-8292.

Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. 6:7tfc-dh

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
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number. tfc-dh
NEED SOMEONE to do your pres-
sure washing? Free estimates,
863-245-7456. 12:20p



Accepting applications for a full time Assistant Finance
Director. Must have a Bachelor degree from a four-year
college or university in Accounting, Public Finance,
Business Administration or a related field and, with a
minimum of two (2) years experience and/or training that
includes governmental accounting, fund accounting,
accounting controls, and personal computer operations;
or any equivalent combination of education, training, and
experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills,
and ability for this job. CPA/CGFO certification preferred
but not required. Job, descriptions are available upon
request. Apply at Wauchula Administrative Complex at 126
S 7th Ave., Wauchula.
The City of Wauchula complies with EEO, ADAAA &
Veterans Preference. Closing date 01/04/2013. ,c112:20,27c


(across from First National Bank)


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Kenny Sanders
(863) 781-0153


(863) 773-2128

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NEW LISTING! 9.8 acs fronts
SR 64 near Popash. Great for
homesite or agriculture.
MH on 5 acs w/frontage on SR
62. NOW $60,000!
wide MH of 3,314 square feet.
This home has many amenities
and sits on a nice 5 acre tract.
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!

zoned industrial on Hwy 17.

w/paved rd frontage. Great for
pasture, farming or homesite.

on the Peace River w/lots of
beautiful oaks, pines & palmet-
tos! Pole barn & 2BR/2BA MH.
Little Gasparilla Island-Beach
Condo. 2BR/2BA, Gulf front.

Great home in Popash area on
25 acs. 2 miles from town.

KENNY SANDERS.....781-0153 KAREN O'NEAL-_ 781-7633
KEVIN SANDERS..-...990-3093 MONICAREAS......781-0888
DAVID ROYAL..-..._...781-3490 JIMMY EDENFIELD-.448-2821

(Gillespie), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders is the facilitator. For
more information call 773-5717.
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
sure washing, trash clean up,
245-6290. 12:20p
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-
crete. Harold Howze Construc-
tion, 781-2708. RR0050181

FRIDAY, SATURDAY 7:30-?, 583
STerrell Road. Old tools, antiques,
old bottles. 12:20p
low the signs. A lot of clothes and
other stuff. 12:20p
dolls, Crissy dolls, 521 Maxwell
Rd. North 17. 12:20

123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large items. 773-3069. 1:12tfc
Helping Sherry White Ministries
help others! 912 Hwy. 17 South
(across from McDonalds)
Wauchula, 863-773-9777.
Helping ladles overcome 102
Carlton Street (directly behind
Heaven Scent), Wauchula, 863-
773-3034. 11:15tfc
Store. Helping Sherry White
Ministries help others! Donations
appreciated/ volunteers wel-
come! 132 Hwy 17 South
Wauchula, 863-773-6153.
boards $50 and up, Queen Poster
headboard $75,. Black Iron full
head/foot and rails $100. Several
entertainment center real good
prices. 7' marble counter top
$100. 12:20c
Philadelphia Church 140 E. Main
Street, BG. 12:20p
SATURDAY 8am-?, 3978 E. Main
St., Wauchula. New clothes and
plus sizes, bunk beds. 12:20p

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5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
NewTire Changer& Balancer
Can Do 26" Wheels

/ Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines
/ Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions a

Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
Paying Up To $1,700 Per Ounce For Gold

Large Music Section Buying or Pawning Gold
* Silver Guns Guitars TVs Laptops Tools
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 10am-6pm Thurs. & Sat. 10am-6pm n
863-375a121* Nrth H!wy 17 Bow-1 ing reen

Your home. Your land. Our specialty.

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and
the government will be on his shoulders. And he
will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."


4/2 CB Home, Nice Wooded Lot,
C/A/H, New Kitchen Appliances,
Washer/Dryer, New Paint Inside and
Out. 713 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula

$79,000 OBO

Carol's Realty
1534 Yancy St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Call James Collie for appointment

(863) 412-8932

(941) 627-2769


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o Experienced Tree Surgery
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Dump Truck Land Clearing
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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor




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Women, do you
need lower rent?
See if you qualify call

735-2222 or 773-5717


I would like to wish every-
one a very Merry Christmas,
Happy New Year and Happy
Hanukah. I hope everyone has
a healthy, safe and prosperous
Don Merillat led the prayer
on Dec. 12. Fred Leverone led
the U.S. Pledge and Sheila
Smith led the Canadian Pledge.
The 50/50 winners were Don
-and Carol Merillat, Rosalie and
Earl Folnsbee, Lot 76 and Lot
Don Ahearn and Debra
Saunders split the large jackpot
on Dec. 8 while Stella Niebauer
won the small jackpot. On Dec.
10, Mike Johnson won the large
jackpot and Henri Gordon won
the small jackpot.
We had. our first long-dis-
tance bus'trip with Joe.Vessel,
our new bus driver, on Dec. 12
to Brighton Casino. Everyone
had a good time and a few came
home with more money than
they went with. We all look for-
ward to more trips with Joe,'
whether to a casino or a mys-
tery lunch.
Men's' Golf, Dec. 6:
Individual Net A's, Doug
Taylor; B's, Larry Murphy; and
C's, Jean Delisle.
Mixed Golf, Dec. 10: Team
Net tie between Jan Brinker,
Lee Roy Behymer, Bob Kramer
and Al Johnson and the team of
Bill Johnston, Bill Arola and
Aideen Dufour.


Merry Christmas

YHappy New Year!
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Shuffling, Dec. 11: Three-
game winners were Al Johnson,
Eliane Lamarche, Doug Taylor
and Arlie Thompson.
By Shirley Glessner
Our congregation is growing
as our friends from the North
arrive for the season. On Dec. 9,
Maxine Stromme greeted us as
Christmas carols were played
by Linda Gray on the organ and
Carole Jones on the piano. -
Pastor Bob Winne opened
the service with a Christmas
carol. He gave a very moving
sermon on peace, quoting from
Scriptures on how peace in our
lives makes for a much better
life; how you need to know God
and to be at peace with Him;
and to study the word of God.
Pastor Winne also spoke of
visiting a state prison several
years ago and conducting a
.. church service for the inmates,
and what a learning experience
it was for him. He told us that
some of the inmates had repent-
ed and had accepted God into
their lives.
Christmas carols were sung.
_The choir, under the direction
of Linda Gray, sang "Born in a
Manger" accompanied by
Carole Jones on piano. Don
Merillat gave the offering
prayer and all sang "Praise God
.from Whom All Blessings
Flow"' after the offering was
Our service closed with
prayer and'the singing of "God
Be with You Till We Meet

Week Ending: December 16,2012
Weather Summary: Foggy mornings were accompanied by
scattered showers across Florida although the Panhandle still
reported abnormally dry conditions. Rainfall ranged from 0.05 of
an inch to 4.82 inches reported at Putnam Hall. According to the
U.S. Drought Monitor, 36 percent of the State was abnormally dry
and 3 percent were in moderate drought compared to 46 percent
and 30 percent a year ago, respectively. Most major cities reported
temperatures 4 to 6 degrees above normal. Minimum temperatures
were in the mid-30s to low 60s and unusually warm maximum tem-
peratures in the low 70s to mid-80s. Fort Lauderdale area had the
highest temperature of 86 degrees on December 11, which tied a
record set in 1997.
Field Crops: Some cotton harvesting and winter.forage plant-
ing continued in Gadsden County. Sugarcane harvest continued. In
some northern areas, almost all crops were harvested.
Fruits & Vegetables: _Peaches in St. Johns County were
already blooming. Growers were about to start harvesting broccoli.
In St. Lucie County, avocadoes, peaches, and mangoes were also
blooming. In southern Florida, vegetables were behind schedule
due to cool weather in November. Vegetables being marketed were
tomatoes, peppers, green beans, squash, cucumbers, sweet corn,
and various specialty items.
Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the pasture condition
ranged from very poor to excellent with most in fair condition.
Winter forage was being planted. Drought limited.forage growth,
though rain in several counties gave some relief. Seasonal cold
temperatures also limited forage growth. The.condition of the cat-
tle ranged from very poor to excellent with most in good condition.
In the Panhandle, the pasture condition ranged from very poor to
excellent with most poor to fair. Drought and cool temperatures
slowed forage growth. However, the first significant rain since
early October gave some relief to pastures .in Jefferson County.
Warmer weather also helped green up pastures in Gulf County.
Cattlemen were feeding hay. Winter forage was planted in Gadsden
County. Winter grazing was not yet available in Jackson County.
Most cattle were in fair to good condition. In the northern area, the
pasture condition ranged from very poor to good with most in poor
condition. The cattle were in poor to excellent condition with most
in fair to good condition. In the central area, the pasture condition
ranged from very poor to excellent with most in fair to good con-
dition. Limited rainfall over several days eased .dry conditions in
Marion County. Most cattle were in fair to good condition. In the
southwest area, the pasture condition varied from very poor to
excellent with most in fair to good condition. Rain helped pastures
green up. The condition of the cattle was poor to good with most in
good condition. More cattlemen started feeding hay.

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Home: (863) 735-0490


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Citrus: Seasonal, daily high temperatures ranged from the
mid-70s to the lower 80s. All of the FAWN stations recorded some
precipitation last week. Fifteen of the 24 stations recorded at least.
a half-inch. Eight stations recorded more than an inch and three
recorded more than two inches. Putnam Hall recorded the most
with 4.83 inches. The drought lessened this week, clearing in all of
the. southern, area as well as lessening in the northern counties.
Drought measurements' were per the U.S. Drought Monitor; last
updated December 11, 2012. Trees in some areas wereestruggling
to keep the abundant fruit set healthy and growing. Growers were
irrigating one or two times a week to keep moisture itn:th'grotiid
and on the trees. Harvest of early and midseason varieties contin-
ues at a heavy pace. Other than mowing before harvest and gener-
al grove maintenance, there was little grove activity. Forty pack-
inghouses and sixteen processors were shipping. Shipment of fresh
fruit Was moderate. Varieties packed primarily included early
oranges (mostly Navels), colored grapefruit, and Sunburst tanger-
1 ines.



Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038



Ken Lambert
Lovely setting with grandfather oaks for this
2B/1Bth, CB home located on 5 lots in Zolfo
Springs. $40,000
2B/2Bth M/H, carpet floors, inside utility and
storage shed. $35,000
2B/1Bth M/H with carport, well and septic.
Great curb appeal! 3B/4Bth CB/Stucco home
with new kitchen, large rooms, wet bar, wine celo
lar, in ground pool, spa and many more amenim-
ties. $240,000 :1 ;







Headliners Replaced (863) 735-1495
Vinyl Top Hwy.17& S.R.66
Motor Cleaning r Zolfo Springs
Merry Christmas 1-
&.Happy New Year 12::

Heartland Real Estate Corp.
3200 LIS Hw% 27 S, Suite 201
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 382-3887

(863) 773-3809
TDD 800-955-8771
Equal Housing Opportunity
Employer & Provider

404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 338"3
BEST BUY ON MARKET! See this lovely
4B/3Bth home in exclusive neighborhood; built
in 2006 with all modern conveniences, tile and
carpet floors, fireplace, 3 car garage, wood deck
and beautiful landscaping. Asking price
Great location for walking to school, shopping,
medical facilities and more, this C/B home has
3B/2Bths, fireplace and screened porch. Call
for details $55,000

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Merry Christmas


Happy New Year!

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U.S. Hwy. 17 Bowling Green 375-4441
3505 US Hwy 17 S Zolfo Springs 735-0188

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