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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


113th Year, No. 4
2 Sections, 24 Pages


Thursday, December 27, 2012


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State Audit Says IDA Broke Laws


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Auditor General of the
State of Florida has released
preliminary and tentative opera-
tional audit findings which
included "10 citations for the
Industrial Development Author-
ity and one each for the
Economic Development Au-
thority and the Board of County

EVERYTHINGLOST


Commissioners.
Agencies were given 30 days
to respond with a written state-
ment of explanations concern-
ing the finding and include


actual or proposed corrective
actions.
Four of the findings against
the IDA related to the multi-
million dollar grant agreement


with Bluewater/LifeSync and
efforts to locate the startup
company in Hardee County.
Financial reporting issues
and administrative duties ac-


counted for four citations in the
audit, along with one for not
properly selecting a construc-
tion management company and
not adequately monitoring the
performance and compliance
with the $2 million Rapid
Systems grant to create a broad-
band network.'
The Economic Deyelopment
Authority was faulted for not
ensuring grant reimbursement
requests on two grants were'
adequately supported in accor-
dance with the grant agree-
ments and only included expen-
ditures related to the applicable
project.
Lastly, the Board of County
Commissioners was cited be-


cause the financial statements
did not include the IDA as a
component unit, contrary to
governmental accounting and
financial reporting standards.
Technology Grant
On Oct. 11, 2011, the IDA.
entered into a grant agreement
with Bluewater for $2.65 mil-
lion to "develop a web based
solution to be marketed to the
public and supported by cus-
tomer service personnel to be
located in Hardee County" and
to "consult and assist in the
development of technological
infrastructure for the purpose of
creating a technology center to
support operations and the
development of software solu-
tions.
Bluewater was also supposed
to help recruit additional tech-
nology companies to co-locate
in the technology center.
See AUDIT 2A


Governor Visits


On Wednesday


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A residential fire on Melendy Street in Wauchula on Saturday left the home's residents without a place to live. The
three-block street runs between Seventh and 10 avenues and the home is about three houses east of Southside
Baptist Church. The fire was reported about 5:25 p.m., when city and county police, two fire engines, a tanker and
an ambulance responded. Upon arrival, firefighters noticed flames and smoke coming out of the side of the house,
said Lt. Bob Devereaux. The family that lived in the house were safely out of it by the time firefighters arrived. When
efforts to extinguish the fire failed, efforts concentrated on saving adjacent residences. The scene was cleared at
8:18 p.m. Cause of toe fire is still under investigation.



Looking Back At 2012: January-June


Looking Back
The following are Hardee
County's top stories of 2012.
This week, a look at the news-
makers of January through
June.
JANUARY
A new mother and her best
friend were killed Friday in a
head-on collision as her hus-
band watched from the vehicle
behind with their infant.
After years of being a D
school to the point of requir-



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Hardee Living................3B


ing state intervention -' Hardee
Senior High has earned a C on
its currentreport card.
Fire Chief Mike Choate and
two female county employees


have been cleared of any
wrongdoing after an investiga-
tion into their alleged miscon-
duct was completed last week.
Kenneth B. Evers, Hardee


County lawyer, has been named
as one of the newest members
See LOOKING BACK 3A

COLD CHRISTMAS


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald Advocate "
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is
coming to town.
The governor will hold his
office hours in Wauchula on
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, and
invites regional residents to
attend.
SHe will be at Historic' City
Hall, 225 E. Main St. from 1 to
4:30 p.m. Registration begins at
noon.
"Gov. Scott is excited to meet
with the residents of Hardee
County and the surrounding
areas," says a 'press release
announcing his visit.
The initial portion of the
meeting will be open to the
public, but one-on-one meet-
ings with the governor are pri-
vate.
The 60-year-old, the 45th
governor ,of this state, has been
in office since January 2011,
has been most, recently con-;
cerned with job growth, job cre-


Scott


action and decreasing the unem-
ployment level; housing; and
education.
People who cannot attend the
meeting, but would like to offer
a compliment, comment or con-
cern can contact the Citizens
Services team at 850-488-7146.


Revelers:

Beware: Be Safe


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Revelers, take care, beware
or be arrested.
Local law enforcement offi-
cials are gearing up for the New
Year's Eve celebrating, hoping
that everyone will have a safe
holiday.
Bowling Green Police Capt.
Brett Dowden said he will lead
the extra patrol squad that will
be on the lookout for excessive
revelers, those using fireworks
or shooting guns, both of which
are illegal.
"They will be caught, and
they will be arrested," Dowden
said, noting both are dangerous


and take away from the enjoy-
ment of others.
In Wauchula, Capt. Thomas
Harris echoed those thoughts.
"We'll have extra patrol out
for the holidays, responding to
noise complaints, fireworks,
DUI, shooting. Whatever goes
up must come down. Last year
we have several complaints
after the holiday about holes in
roofs, houses and sheds."
Sheriff Arnold Lanier agreed.
"We'll have extra patrol out.
There are so many shooting. We
will do everything to stop or
curtail it and arrest them," he
said.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The last Friday Night Live for 2012 drew a large crowd despite it being the coldest day
of the year so far. Themed "Hometown Christmas Holidays," it included a live chorus
tiered into a Christmas tree with traditional songs and many other activities. Here these
folks from a local RV park knew how to dress for the cold, which was worsened by
winds. They brought their big winter jackets and blankets to keep nice and toasty. For
more FNL pictures, see page 6A.


Cattle Show

Attracts Many

.. Story 1B


Living Tree

Christmas Cheer

... Photos 6,7A


EDA/Commission Take Hit Too








2A The Herald-Advocate, December 27,2012


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The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor
JOAN M. SEAMAN RALPH HARRISON
Sports Editor SARM. _Production Manager

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VKelly's Column
By Jim


The Range Cattle Research and Education Center south of Ona
reached its 70th anniversary in April 2012. The anniversary cele-
bration and field day attendance was 406. The center director is Dr.
John Arthington.
The center is well known for excellent research on feed and
grasses for cattle. .

In mid-2012 Donna Pendergrass, wife of citrus grower Marion
Pendergrass, suggested the following advertising slogan to pro-
mote the sale of orange juice: "Got Milk ... Need Orange Juice."

The Story of Jesus produced by Mike Graham will return for
the Easter season in 2013 at the Hardee Cattlemen's Arena which
will seat 1,600 people. The Story of Noah was held last year.
Original season crowds 29 -years ago were about 20,000.
Attendance dropped about 4,000 when admission charges were
adopted. The play on April 21, 2010, made the front page of the
New York Times.
SThe cast and crew is 250 to 300,pe6ple, tltches theatrical arts,
has a large financial impact, and generates Jbot of publicity. for
Wauchula and Hardee Count) .

James Vernon Smith Jr., 48, earlier this year'in Tampa was sen-
tenced to 10 years in prison for his 10th DUI charge. The arrests'
were over a 30-year period, mostly in Florida but one in Georgia
and two in Louisiana.
The former underwater welder suffers from depression, other
mood disorders and alcoholism, and never received helpful mental
health treatment. His DUI arrests involved two minor wrecks with
no injuries. He is thankful no one was injured.
He told the judge, "I have often been handed the keys to the
kingdom only to have left them on the bar somewhere. There is no
one responsible for the position I'm in but me," reported Keith
Morelli of Tampa Bay Online.

The U.S. Census&Bureau reported Hardee County's population
in 2010 was 27,731, an increase of only 793 people since 2000, an
average yearly growth of 79. The county, however, grew by quite a
bit from 1990 to 2000.
The population was 48 percent White, 42.9 percent Hispanic
or Latin, 7 percent black, 1.1 percent Asian, and 0.6 percent
American Indian and Alaska Native.

Ann Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, spoke



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According to the report, the
-grant is not consistent with
State Statute 159, which is the
Florida Industrial Development
Financing Act, and- allows for
the creation of IDAs. and pro-
vides the purpose and powers of
financing projects for public
purposes.
The report states the grant is
not consistent with state laws
for many reasons.
Bluewater did not exist as a
company at the time of the
grant application. It was incor-
porated on Sept. 19, 2011, 18
days after the grant application
and 22 days before the grant
agreement was finalized.
It says the application did not
include any financial data to
establish the company had the
financial resources to contribute
to the project.
Three officers of the compa-
ny executed a note agreeing to
be personally liable in the event
the company failed to act in
good faith to fulfill the stated
goals of the grant but concluded
;that the failure of the grant
agreement to contain-specific
and quantifiable deliverables
made. that guarantee of limited
value.
The agreement called for the
"customer service personnel to
be located in Hardee County"
but gave no timetable for that to
happen and the company re-
mained in Tampa. The IDA also
did not own a building for the
company to locate in at the time
of the agreement.
The agreement also did not
contain any measureable deliv-
erables to ensure the project
provided significant economic
gains to the county, contrary to
Statute 159.46.
On Sept. 10, 2012, Blue-
water sold all its interest in the
web-based application to anoth-
er business, Continuum Labs,
for 1,250,000 shares of series B
common stock in Continuum
Labs.
Travis Bond, one of the offi-
cers of Bluewater at the time of
the grant award, was the Chair-
man, President, Vice President
and Treasurer of Continuum
Labs, which was incorporated
five days before Bluewater on
Sept. 14,2011.
Contrary to provisions in the
grant agreement, Bluewatr,.-qr
its CEO Jamie Grant did 'not
obtain prior written approval
from the IDA to sell the asset or
assign the grant agreement to
Continuum Labs.
Once Bluewater sold the
web-based application the
worth of the company signifi-
cantly diminished and the IDA's
recourse against the company
for failure to comply with the
term of the grant was further
weakened.'
According to the report,
Economic Development Direc-
tor Bill Lambert, said numerous
meetings and conferences were
held with company officials


Continued From 1Aff
continued From 1A


prior to its incorporation and
based on economic conditions
the IDA did. not feel it could
attract a "blue chip" or risk-free
firm to the county.
It states- the agreement did
not provide any method for the
IDA to recoup its investments
in the company nor financially
participate in the success of the
company if its business venture
was successful.
The Auditor General recom-
mended future project should
only be funded if authorized by
State Statute 15*9 and requires
documentation from the busi-
ness to demonstrate it is finan-
cially responsible and fully
capable and willing.to fulfill its
Obligations under the financing
agreement and potentially fur-
ther the economic growth of the
county.
The Bluewater grant applica-
tion. stated the company needed
an additional $,'6.5 million in
funding to complete the project.
The agreement did not contain
sufficient proJect description of
deliverables, including measur-
able outcomes to be accom-
plished within established time-
frames, according to the report.
Although the grant agreement
required the IDA to provide a
format for reports to be com-
pleted by the company for the.
IDA, no. such reports .were
developed by .the IDA or
required of the company.
.Performance criteria contained
in the grant'were not sufficient-
ly defined,which would make it
difficult to determine the com-
panies full compliance with the
requirpments.-
If the company was sold it
would be' .ard for the IDA to
recoup all or part of its money
and the new company would
only be required to remain, in
the county for three years after
the sale.
It was summarized that the
grant was drafted with so few
obligations and requirements
that could be enforced against
the company and provided, so
few enforceable remedies for
the IDA, it is not apparent this
arrangement was primarily for
public and governmental pur-
poses prescribed by Statute, the
report states.
Disbursements of the grant
money were not support by
detaile 'inv'oicesor ti er docu-
mentati.op,,, as req hired by the
grant agreement, along., ilh site
visits, by).DA staff.
SAfter a site visit a written
report was supposed to be pro-
vided *to the IDA board with
comments arid recommenda-
tions which h were not done.
According to. the report,
Lambert said the company rep-
resentative and himself gave
routine- oral reports and power
point presentations to the IDA
board and the company did not
provide written reports because
of the sensitive nature 6f the
web-based applications. The


in Wauchula ini 20(J9 at the First Baptist Church oh the'eighth
anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist airliners attack on the World Trade
Center Twin Towers in New York City i and the Pentagon in
Washington, D.C. .: '
She said 9-1[1-01 was an alarm ?to wake-up'America. She said
sin in America was buried deep, like creeping black mold'. She said
America needs to repent and have healing in the land. She said
Americans should confess their, sins, turn to Christ and have a fresh
vision.* '
An accompanying speaker, Joel Rosenberg, said nine,bad hur-
ricanes have hit the U.S. since 2001 and since then there'have been
fires, earthquakes, droughts, and floods, with "11 million unem-
ployed, factories closed, andica $14 trillion national debt. He cited
53 million abortions since 1973, a 33 percent divorce rate, 32 per-
cent among Christians, and widespread pornography. '
SHe said the 9-11-01 attack was the worst since Pearl Harbor on
Dec. 7, 1941, and should have shaken up and woke up America.
Rosenberg said-God is "shaklig us in 2009 because he loves us'and
wants us to repent, stop and turn around.. There is no other peace or
security except Jesus Christ. God has:amission.for us tob-do. He
wants us to get blessings from'serving Him. Jesus is coming-back
soon. Be ready."

Spessard rStone, who passed away Sept. 15, 2011, at the age of
67, was a genealogist and historian;, the huithor of two books and
numerous magazine and newspaper articles. He was ai Sunday
School teacher at the Methodist Church in Wauchula;.'
On June 28, 1960, at the age of 15 he dove into a shallow place
at Paynes Creek southeast of Bowling Green and was paralyzed.
He could use two fingers on one hand and typed one keystroke at
a time. He lived a lot longer than the 20 years doctors first thought.
Dan Roper, married to Spessard's niece Rebnee, said Spessard
was satisfied with his life. '.. '- :'
"He was a living testament to the ability of mankind to obtain
lofty goals in the face of extreme adversity."

In March 2011 then-Fire/EMS chief Michael'Choate spoke to
the Wauchula Kiwanis Club and said the agency'had 56 employees
and a combined $4.1 million budget. The county had three ambu-
lances and two fire trucks staffed 24/7.A fire engine i, staffed by
three people and an ambulance by two people.' '
The fire department side had 44 emrnployees,'with 39 on shifts,
with 8 volunteers. Most employees have other part-time jobs, since
they are 24 hours on, 48 hours off. Of the 39 shifts workers, 10'
lived in Hardee County and 29 commuited. ";- ..
Choate, a very friendly and capable man, becamechief in 2002
and accepted a Polk County position this past year. Most employ-
ees are cross-trained as firefighters and EMTs.'This saves money
and ensures better, more professional service for Hardee County
citizens. There are stations in Wauchula, Zolfo_ Springs and
Bowling Green. Choate worked for Hardee County for 21 years.


IDA did not record such presen-
tation and reports in its records
for public inspection.
On Oct. 8, 2012, and after
numerous requests, Lambert
provided the auditors with a
company prepared statement of
cash expenditures, a draw
schedule, income statement and
a balance sheet purporting to
provide an accounting of. the
grant funds.
Auditors recommended the
IDA develop procedures and
methods that will sufficiently
demonstrate in its public
records that it met its steward-
ship responsibilities regarding
monitoring of grants.
In May 2012 the IDA pur-
chased the former Peace River
Electric Headquarters to turn
into a technology park and paid
$200,000 to dedicate 100 kilo-
watts of power from PRECO's
emergency generator.
Auditors did agree a reliable
alternative power source is
needed to operate a technology
center;.the report stated the IDA
did not perform an analysis the
most efficient and cost effective
option for backup power. i

Financial Reporting
And Administration
As a special district the IDA
is required to file annual finan-
cial reports with the Florida
Department of Financial Ser-
vices anytime a special district
meets the audit threshold to
provide and file an audit report.
The IDA had never filled
financial reports with the state
since it existence in 1984 and
had not performed or filed
audits once it crossed the audit
threshold in'the 2008-09 fiscal
year.
In November 2011 the
Legislative Auditing Commit-
tee inquired why the IDA
reports were not being filed.
The IDA responded that it
was unaware of the filing
requirements and went back to
2008 to complete the audits and
required reports.
The audit and financial
reporting for the 2010-11 fiscal
year were completed on time
and the IDA is now complying
with 'state filling requirements.
Management letters prepared
by the IDA's independent audi-
tor for the 2008-2011 years
I I I' JHH-..
included several inemn c,9on-
trol -derficiencies considered
iiatenal 'weaknessesI "
The Auditor General then
determined what actions the
IDA has taken to correct the
weaknesses reported by the
independent auditor.
Inadequate separation of
duties was mentioned during
the independent audit and steps
were laid out to correct it. :
At the Feb. 14 meeting, the
IDA board approved internal
control policies to be imple-
mented to correct the deficien-
cies.
A policy was put in place to
maintain a daily log of all cash
receipts and reconciled with the
bank statement, but as of Aug.
23,, 2012, the IDA was not
maintaining a log of receipts for
cash or checks.
'The policy also outlined that
only prenumbered checks be
used but the IDA continued to
exclusively usecashiers' checks
for the development account,
IDA staff stated the reason was
becauseit was less expensive to
use cashiers' checks than order-
ing prenumbered checks.
Control policies required
access to blank checks be limit-
ed 'to authorized persons and be
in a locked and secure place.
Qn: Jul_ 25, 2012 auditors
- noted bJank checks were kept in
an unlocked desk drawer within


an office that was not routinely
locked.
Internal policies require the
Economic Development Direc-
tor prepare deposits; however,
the office manager was per-
forming this duty as of
September 2012.
The IDA requires an external
accountant perform certain
duties but, because the IDA had
not contracted with an outside
agency as of Sept. 24, these
duties were not being per-
formed.
The IDA was also faulted for
not formally documenting
accounting policies, lack of
supporting documentation and
improperly recorded transfers.
At one point the IDA had
eight bank accounts totaling
more than $7 million during
June 2012.
A review of the accounts dis-
covered its former treasurer,
Mike Manley, continued to be
authorized to initiate transac-
tions after his resignation in
November 2011.
Two of the accounts only
required one signature to initi-
ate transactions.
The auditors did not find any
errors or misappropriations of
funds during the audit, but
noted it created increased risk.
Since then, the IDA now has
closed several accounts and
only operates two accounts.
The IDA was also faulted for
utilizing Economic Develop-
ment Council staff without hav-
ing a written agreement regard-
ing the staffing arrangement.
Auditors also had some
issues with how the IDA select-
ed a construction management
company, how subcontractors
were chosen and how materials
were purchased.
In one case the IDA had not
applied for a tax exemption and
sales taxes totaling $25,743 was
paid on materials purchased for
an IDA project.
Under State-Statute 212 the
IDA could apply for a reim-
bursement up to $10,000 but as
of September had not done so.
Broadband
In February 2010 the IDA
awarded a $2 million reim-
bursement grant1 to Rapid
Systems' to build a wireless
broadband network around
Hardee County.
'Thie agreement required the
company to contribute $2 mil-
lion i "iash, equipment and
services to the project.
Although the agreement
allowed the IDA to request doc-
umentation of the company's
investment at any time, as of
September 2012 IDA records
did not show the IDA was mon-
itoring the company's compli-
ance and the company had not
provided evidence of its propor-
tional 'investment.
Rapid Systems also did not
fulfill its obligations, in main-
taining property, and casualty
insurance and it did not file
annual compliance certificates
with the IDA as required by the
grant agreement, according to
the report.
EDA and Commission
The Economic Development
Authority was faulted for not
ensuring that grant reimburse-
ment requests for two grants
were adequately supported in
accordance with the grant
agreements and only included
expenditures related to the
applicable project.
Auditors found fault with the
Board of County. Commission
because, the county's financial
statements did not include the
IDA as a component unit, con-
trary to the governmental ac-
counting and financial reporting
standards.


Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate
kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
--- Samuel Johnson



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2 Bowling Green Kids Have Show Pigs In City Limits


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green City
Commission without voting on
Dec. 11 allowed two 4-H
youngsters to keep their Hardee
County Fair show pigs in their
yard until February. They are
.Hallie Poucher, 11, and her


brother Hunter, 8, whose par-
ents are David and Tami
Poucher of 4683 Starke Ave.
SThe city's codes do not allow
livestock such as pigs. horses.
cattle and chickens inside the
city limits.
The children had show pigs
in their yard in previous years,


but V,,s time an anonymous
complaint was filed with the
city about the pigs which meant
city manager Jerry Conerly
made the issue an agenda item.
The children each read letters
to the commission requesting
them to continue raising the
pigs because they did not have
another location. Tami Poucher


lOONMG MCI
Continued From 1A


of the 10th Judicial Circuit
Judicial Nominating Commis-
sion.

FEBRUARY
A Wauchula man was arrest-
ed on Tuesday facing charges of
manufacturing false IDs. Dio-
nisio Ramirez, 27, was booked
into the Hardee County jail
shortly after 2 p.m. after a
search of his home and inter-
views.

Dozens upon dozens of drug
charges were levied against
over a dozen suspects last week
as the Hardee County Drug
Task Force conducted a round-
up of alleged narcotics offend-
ers.

A beloved school transporta-
tion employee lost her life in a
Tuesday morning accident in
Wauchula. Agnes Grimes, 77,
was off-duty and in her private
vehicle at the time.

Members of the Industrial
Development Authority and
Economic Development Coun-
cil boards have discussed the
idea of combining both boards
into the IDA and getting rid o.f
the EDC.

The Mosaic Co. announced a
settlement has been reached
with three environmental
groups that sued the company
and the Army Corps of
Engineers, it will allow mining
operations to resume at the
South Ft. Meade Mine.

The man who served as chief
of police in Zolfo Springs until
the town contracted with the
Sheriff's Office for such servic-
es has been arrested and
charged with a violent crime.
Jose Ventura was booked,,into
the Hardee County Jail charged
with aggravated batteryon a


pregnant woman, a second-
degree felony.

MARCH
Jerry Conerly, 65, of Wau-
chula will begin his new job as
Bowling Green city manager on
Friday.

The mother of a toddler
found walking alone near a
busy city intersection has been
arrested by police.' Ashley
Nicole -Norman, 25, was
booked into the Hardee County
Jail late Tuesday morning of
last week.

When The American Brah-
man Breeder's Association an-
nounced its 2012 Hall of Fame
inductee was Marcus jShack-
elford, 66, two things went
through most people's minds.
One "what a great choice for
the Hall of Fame," and two
"Who will give the introduction
speech- that's usually Marcus'
job?"

A nine-year-old boy accident-
ly shot his grandfather while
hunting in southeastern Hardee
County early Sunday, killing
the man.
The Florida Institute of
Neurologic Rehabilitation has
sued the Department of En-
vironmental Protection and CF
Industries challenging the
issuance of a permit for CF's
South Pasture Mine Extension.

.Police moved quickly
Tuesday to upgrade ,their
charges against a man jailed
since November in the severe
beating of a Wauchula woman;'
as she has died from those
injuries.

APRIL
.Moojic has cleared its last
legal obstacle and has resumed


A Trip To The Doctor


Can Be Child's Play
While taking your toddlers to Playtime is an excellent time
the doctor probably isn't a walk to talk about the upcoming visit
in the park, it's natural for them and act out what they will most
to be scared by the bright lights, likely find when they get to the
white coats and cold instru- doctor. That way, you can
ments that poke and'prod them, address anything that may be
With a little preparation that scaring them and "role-play"
involves some playtime, different parts of the exam. The
though, you can alleviate some new Little Mommy Doctor
of their reservations and maybe Mommy doll from Mattel is not
even make the experience a lit- only a fun toy but a great tool
tie bit fun. for this role-play. Because she
"Confronting their real and comes complete with her own
imagined fears takes a combi- medical kit, you can play out
nation of patience and creative taking your toddler's tempera-
role- playing," said pediatrician ture, checking reflexes and even
Dr. Macelle Neuwirth. "It's getting a shot. The interactive
important to diminish unneces- "prompts" from the doll can
sary stress before and during lead the playtime activity, and
the doctor visit so that we can then turn the tables with -your
make the children more com- toddler acting as "doctor."
fortable and trusting and ulti- Take a Familiar Toy
mately create a more ideal With you to the Doctor
atmosphere for medical atten- Children find comfort in the
tion." familiar-especially in an unfa-
Parenting expert Rosie Pope miliar setting. If you've role-
agrees. "Empowering your chil- played the visit with Little
dren with the truth means their Mommy. take the doll with you
fear and imagination won't run as a source of comfort. When
wild when it comes to the doc- toddlers are sick, they can tell
tors," she said. "Always stay the doctor "where, it hurts" on
upbeat about a doctor visit and the doll to take the emphasis off
explain what is going to happen of them. Parts of the exam can
before they arrive." be done together with the doll
Start With a to mirror the playtime per-
Conversation formed at home.
It's important that you start by "When children can give a
explaining to your toddlers both doll or her parent or sibling a
why they are going and that the pretend exam, it helps them feel
doctor is there to make them more in control of a sometimes
feel better-or keep them from uncertain situation," added Dr.
getting sick. This is not the time Neuwirth.
to "surprise" them upon arrival End your visit with a treat to
at the doctor as that can only reward brave behavior, and if
lead to "tears from fears." there were still some tears,
Maybe the family's pet has been that's OK. A little post-exam
to the "pet doctor" and your tod- role-play offers another chance
dler can see, that it's feeling bet- to share feelings. The more
ter-and was brave, too. your toddlers know, the more
'Turn Playtime Into prepared they will be the next
S Prep Time time*


10 HOURS A MONTH!

That's all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be a
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mining operations at the South
Ft. Meadeextension after a fed-
eral judge signed the settlement
reached between the company
and three environmental groups
in February.

As 6f Tuesday evening,
Hardee County was the only
county in the state to register in
the 700-plus range, light purple
on the Keetch-Bryan nation-
wide drought index.

The surviving driver in a
February head-on collision
which killed a 77-year-old
Wauchula woman has been
arrested and charged with
vehicular homicide.

Thanks to a group of local
citizens, fireworks hopefully
will once again light up the
evening sky this Fourth of July.

A 25-year-old Wauchula man
died late last Wednesday night
after losing control of his
motorcycle on a curve.

MAY
A man who had earned the
public trust through elected
office and an established busi-
ness has been arrested and
charged with victimizing some
of Hardee County's most vul-
nerable citizens. Troy Brandt
faces multiple charges in rela-
tion to his funeral home busi-
ness.

Administrative Judge D.R.
Alexander has ruled in favor of
CF industries antd recommend-
ed the Department of Environ-
mental Protection enter a final
order approving the South
Pasture Mine Extension appli-
cation.

A tural Wauichula man drove
home Frid'ay night. Walked into
the bedrd'i and shtl his wife
four times before turning the
gun on himself, the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office said.

A. 28-year-old Wauchula
bookkeeper has been accused of
stealing in excess of $146,000
from her employer. Bridget
Ryan McVay was charged with
69 separated criminal offenses.

The Central Florida Regional
Planning Council voted unani-
mously to approve CF's South
Pasture Mine Extension, with
62 conditions, after holding a
Development of Regional
Impact hearing May 9 in
Wauchula.'

Citizens have been growing
increasingly unruly at recent
County Commission meetings
sometimes standing up from the
audience and shouting over
Commissioners or interrupting
the discussion taking place with
sarcastic applause and com-
ments.

JUNE
A routine traffic stop by alert
detectives has netted nearly
$14,000 tin cash from a suspect-
ed drug dealer, the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office has,
alleged.

A half-dozen real estate
parcels and some obsolete
equipment are up for sale to
whoever wants to offer the city
of Wauchula a good price for
them.

The Hardee County Planning
and Zoning Board voted 6-0
Thursday night to recommend
approval to the Hardee County
Commission for a major special
exception/site development
plan for a large natural gas proj-
ect on 486 acres currently
owned by CF Industries just
south of the Hardee/Polk coun-
ty line.

An armed robber struck in
Bowling Green last week, hit-
ting that city's lone grocery
store. Sellers Market was empty
of customers at the time, but the
male clerk behind the checkout
counter tussled with the bandit
before relinquishing the cash,
Bowling Green Police Chief
John Scheel said.

Next week: The top stories of
July through December 2012.


said the manure is picked up
and disposed of, and lime is
spread on the ground and grass
to control od6r.
A couple of nearby residents
said they approved of the pigs
and the children's project. The
pigs will be sold at the fair to.
help raise money for their col-
lege education.
The parents said there is a
horse in the city limits. The
horse is on Bryan Ave. and has
been "grandfathered in," said a
city official. All the neighbors
also approved of the horse.
which has an entire city lot.
The parents said another
piece of property in the city
limits has cattle which are sold
and then replaced.
Commissioner Randy Mink
said Mosaic owns some proper-
ty near the city that he could
look into as a possible future
site for county fair livestock
animals for city residents.
The commission approved a
second reading of an ordinance
to amend the city's comprehen-
sive plan regarding infrastruc-
ture, conversation, intergovern-
mental coordination, and capi-
tal improvement elements,
based on the 10-year water
facilities work plan.
The commission approved
putting a four-way stop sign at
Church Ave. and Jones St. at the
request of Garrett Roberts.
The commission approved
the lowest of four. bids for a new
pump at Myrick Ave. Lift
Station. The winning bid was
by Barney's Pumps for $5,592.
Henry J. Mclvery requested a
street light on Snelling Ave.
between Orange St. and County
Line Rd.
The commission approved a
request from the city manager
to apply for a grant for a future
wastewater project.
The city manager will soon
receive a six-month evaluation
by the commission on his job
performance. Conerly was
hired after city manager Yvonne
Kimball resigned to accept a
similar job in Arizona.
Jim Kelly asked if city resi-
dents, could have up to four
chicken hens for egg-laying if
certain standards were met. The
matter was referred to the city
manager.
City Attorney Gerald Buhr
said the city of San Antonio
recently denied such a request
but said the city of Sarasota has
approved .chickens within the
city limits under certain
requirements. He said there is
an organization. that promotes
cities allowing chickens and is
named CLUCK.


PHOIi tOBY JIM KELLY
Hunter Poucher, 8, a third grader at Wauchula
Elementary School, has this 200-pound pig named
Atlanta.


David and Tami Poucher stand in front of their home at 4683 Starke Ave. in Bowling
Green with their children Hallie, Hunter, Hannah, 7, and Matthew, 3.


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

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Hallie Poucher, 11, a fifth grader at Wauchula Elementary
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Obituaries

MARGARET ANN
"PEGGY" KRAMER
Margaret Ann "Peggy" Kra-
mer, 61, of Palmetto, died on
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her
home.
She was born Aug. 29, 1951,
to the late Sam and Hilda
Kramer. She had lived in Pal-
metto for the last 20 years and
worked as a nurse's aide. She
had taken care of her mother
until her passing. She was of the
Baptist faith.
Graveside services will be at
10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27,
2012, in Braden Cemetery in
Manatee County,.
Thefamily has requested that
in lieu of flowers that donations
be made to the American
Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Condolences may be made
.online at PongerKaysGrady.-
com
I Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
Homes & Cremation Services
are handing arrangements.


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about that one thing.
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CAROLINE
BRYANT LENART
Caroline Bryant Lenart, 84,
of Bowling Green, died oni
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at
her home.
Born on July 29, 1928, in
Bowling Green, she lived in
Bowling Green most of her
life. She was a bank officer
prior to her retirement.
Survivors include her son,
Steve Lenart and wife Lely of
West Palm Beach; and several
cousins, including Ana Jean
Springer- of Valrico, Bryant
Dickey of Aubumrdale, Buddy
Bryant of Sarasota and Ida
Mary Spears of Bowling
Green.
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THOMAS HOWARDi)
WATKINS
Thomas Howard Watkins,,
67, of Wauchula, djied on
Thursday, Dec.' 20, 2012, at
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center. ." '
Born on Feb. 25,1945, at
Jefferson City, Mo., he was a
Hardee County resident for
most of his life. He was a sur-
veyor with the state of Florida
and a member of Apostolic
Lighthouse in Bowling Green.
Survivors include his sons
and daughters-in-law, Tommy
and Nikki Watkins of Mary-
land, and Allen and Avie
Eures of Fort Green; daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Emmy
and Paul Jackson of Haines
City, Devon Stubbs of Milton,
Teresa and Ray Reehm of
Wisconsin, and Rebecca and
Gator Estes of Arcadia; and
sisters Linda Gayie Reeves,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TH'-
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 25 2008 CA 000639
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.R
MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISI-
TION TRUST 2006-CH2
(JPMACC2006-CH2),
Plaintiff,
vs.
OMAR A. MAYA, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SA LE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgement of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated
December 5, 2012 and entered in,
Case No. 25 2008 CA 000639, of
the Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HARD-
EE County, Florida wherein U.S.
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN
MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST
2006-CH2 (JPMACC 2006-CH2) is
the Plaintiff and OMAR A. MAYA;
MARIBEL MAYA; are the
Defendants, The Clerk of the
Court will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY, OUTSIDE OF
ROOM 202, OF THE HARDEE
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 417 W.
MAIN STREET at 11:00 AM, on the
9 day of Jan., 2013, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT .1, DAVIS AND
ROBERTS ADDITION TO
THE TOWN OF BOWLING
GREEN, HARDEE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, AS PER
PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT
BAR 65, PAGE 3
A/K/A 5022 SELLING
AVENUE, BOWLING
GREEN, FL 33834
Any person claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on Dec. 7, 2012.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
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 ,pchevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Bafett _& Frappier, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone (813)
251-4766, not later than seven (7)
days prior to proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD), 1-800-955-
8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
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RICHARD D.
9 ; HANCOCK
Richard D. Hancock, 53, of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday,
Dec. 1,8,2012, at home.
Bom in Arcadia on Dec.
18, 1959, he lived in Wau-
chula most of his life. He was
a Baptist.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Junior Felton
Hancock.
Survivors include his life-
long partner, Lucy Hickman,
of Wauchula; mother Jewell
Hancock of Wauchula; son,
Richard Charles Hancock of
Lakeland; daughter Rachel
Nichole Hancock of Lake-
land; brothers David Hancock
and wife Tessie of Cleveland,
Tenn., and Don Hancock and
wife Brenda of Fayetteville,
*Ark.; sister Betty Brown and
husband Mike of Hermitage,


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

COUNTY
Dec. 23, Michael O'Bryan Richardson, 33. of 5322 Otter
Lane, Middleburg, was arrested by Dep. Bradfoid Merkel on an
out-of-county warrant.
Dec. 23, Kara Nicole Bodiford, 25, of 1483-33rd St. N.W.,
Winter Haven, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Arnold and charged
with larceny petit theft.
Dec. 23, Jesus Vewi"-as Montoya, 31, of 733 Sally Place,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
Dec. 23, a residential burglary on Chamberlain Boulevard,
criminal mischief on Heard Br;dge Road and a theft on U.S. 17
North were reported.

Dec. 22, a residential burglary on Hyde Street, a tag stolen on
Griffin Road', criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South and a theft on
U.S. 17 North were reported.

Dec. 21, a robbery-holdup on Lincoln Street was reported.

Dec. 20, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Dec. 19, Travis Bryan Revell, 36, of 4850 Freeman Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested on a charge of resisting/obstructing
an officer without violence and a traffic offense.
Dec. 19, Christopher Blaine Norman, 30, of 4417 Central
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on a
charge of violation of probation.
Dec. 19, Amaurice Patterson, 80, of 338 Stenstrom Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer on a charge of con-
tempt of court violation of an injunction for protection.
Dec. 19, a stolen tag, and thefts at E. Broward Street, Boyd
Cowart Road and Everett Whidden Road were reported. -

Pec. 18, Cornelius Jerome Kilpatrick, 29, of 838 Chamberlain
Blvd., Wauchula, was arrested by the Dr7ug Task Force (DTF) and
charged with unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, lar-
ceny and two counts of failure to appear in court.
Dec. 18, Pedro Gomez-Moreno, 51, of 3506 Montes Road,
Laredo, Texas, was arrested by. Dep. Scott Heasley on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
Dec. 18, thefts on Vandolah Road and on Mel Bryan Road
were reported.

Dec. 17, Tiko Severe, 51, of 1553 Lincoln St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with two counts of
assault with intent to commit a felony, and battery.
Dec. 17, Oliver Perez Gonzalez, 25, of Pine Cone Trailer Park
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and
charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer with-
out violence.-


HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE:
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District is proposing
to amend the following ruless:
40D-8.624, FA.C.
The purpose of this rulpmaking is
to amend Rule 40D-8.624 F.A.C.,
to delete the previously adopted
guidance levels, and add' new
guidance and minimum levels for
Lakes Bonable, Tiger, and Little
Bonable in Marion County.
The Notice nf Proposed 'Rule-
making appeared in the Florida
Administrative Register, Vol. 38,
No. 94, on December 19, 2012.
A copy of the proposed rule can
be viewed on the District's web-
site at http://www.swfwmd.state.
fl.us/rules/proposed/. :
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans. with Disabiities Act,
any person requiring special'
accommodations to provide com-
ments on this rulemaking is
asked to contact SWFWMD
Human Resources Director, (352)
796-7211, ext. 4702;, 1-800-423-
1476 (FL only), ext. 4702;. or
ADACoordinator@swfwmd.state.f
1.us, If you are hearing-br speech
impaired, please contact the
agency using the Florida Relay
Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or
1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACT-
ED REGARDING THE PRO-
POSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN
A COPY IS: Sonya White, 7601
Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL
33637-6759, (813) 985-7481
(4660), e-mail: sonya.white@sw-
fwmd.state.fl.us.- (Ref OGC #
2012026) ,12:27c


WAUCHULA
Dec. 23, burglary of a conveyance on Souih Fifth Avenue
(U.S. 17 North) was reported.

Dec. 17, Veronica Sandoval, 24, of 756 La Playa Dr., Wau-
chula. was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with simple
assault threat to do violence, and battery.
Dec. 17, a theft on South 10th Avenue was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Dec. 22, a theft on Bryan Avenue was reported.

Dec. 18, David Cruz, 27, of 5032 Poplar Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Dan Franklin and charged with battery.



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By CRYSTAL GONZALEZ
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What is your full name?
A: Bethany Rosalinda Balboa.
Q: When and where were you
born?
A: I was born in Commerce, Okla.,
on June 4, 1952.
Q: What did you do in your spare
time when you were my age?
A: I remember that my friends and I
used to play after dark. Things were
much different then; we didn't have to
worry about strangers. Everyone knew
everyone in the neighborhood.
My group of friends used to go down
to a local store and buy candy and soda.
We'd ride our bikes all the time, too.
Everywhere we went, we'd get there on
our bikes. There were these hangout
clubs that teenagers could be a part of.
We'd go there and listen to music and
read. On the weekends, we'd go to
drive-in movies. Those were always
enjoyable.
Q: At what age did you get your
first job?
A: I think I was 15 when I started
babysitting for the neighborhood. And
not just watching children, I was also
responsible for pets, plants and even
houses. I remember the excitement that
I had when I got my first $3 for taking
care of my grandmother's golden
retriever. It may seem like a small
amount of money, $3 was a lot to
teenagers in the '60s.
Q: Were there any other jobs for
teenagers in the '60s?
A: Young girls didn't really get many
job opportunities. Boys went to work
pumping gas and checking the oil on
cars. Some boys worked at supermar-
,kets, bagging groceries and stocking the
shelves. Others got out the lawnmower
and earned a few dollars by mowing
their neighbors' lawns. Both boys and
girls earned money by being lifeguards.
Older teenagers worked at movie the-
aters selling tickets and cleaning the


theaters.
Q: Where did you live growing up?
A: I lived in a small town in
Oklahoma called Arnett. It was a fairly
small area, the population was no more
than 500.
Q: What was that like?
A: Well, it was pretty good consider-
ing the fact that all my friends lived
nearby. The neighbors were really
friendly, too. Sometimes our neighbors
would have huge get-togethers and
we'd all get to know each other better.
Q: What were some popular fads
when you were my age?
A: I think the '60s had some of the
greatest fads. Lava lamps, bellbottom
pants, platform shoes, mood rings and
Afros were probably the most popular.
I, myself enjoyed drive-in theaters,
peace signs, the Twister game, the
"Jackie Kennedy look," and the troll
dolls.
Everyone s
had troll f^ ^ l,1 ^
dolls. They y ,
were the
equivalent of Silly Bandz now.
Q: Would you mind explaining the
"Jackie Kennedy look?"
A: Jackie Kennedy was the First Lady
at the time that this was a fad. It was
almost a competition to' look like her.
She had huge amounts of generosity
and grace; it was a compliment to be
compared to her.
Q: What kind of music was the
most popular when you were growing
up?
A: The British Invasion was a huge
thing in the '60s. The name was used to
describe the large number of rock-and-
roll and pop performers from the United
Kingdom who became popular here in
the United States. Bands like The
Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The
Troggs were huge bands that originated
in the UK.
Q: Did you enjoy the music? What
was your favorite song?


A: I was a huge fan of The Beatles. I
think that "Come Together" was one .of
the greatest songs of all time. Not to
mention that The Beatles had a big
influence on a lot of the music that
teenagers listen to today. It may not
sound an awful lot like The Beatles
themselves, but they made a huge
breakthrough in the music business.




Tips To

Keep Life
While rewarding, helping out grams to 1h
an aging loved one can be support grot
stressful and present feelings of arrangement
frustration. Do you drive your Know
mother to doctors' appoint- Learn abou
ments? Are you managing med- Medical Lea
icine for your grandfather? ties eligible
Have you had a parent moved in leave up
with you? Whether your help is for fami]
hands-on or offering support, out losing jo
assistance and guidance from a benefits.
distance, you aren't alone. Talk to
You're far from it. It's estimated Let your mz
that there are 42 Li million fami- your role a
ly caregivers in America facing what it requ
similar challenges. Carin
Connecting with other care- Create
givers who know what it's like Put together
to care for a loved one and join- and your lov
ing communities of those with and phone
similar experiences can offer who can be
great support in a difficult time. agency: frien
AARP's new Caregiving Re- tors or othd
source Center is a great starting who have r
point to join an online commu- your loved o
nity of caregivers and connect Organi
with information, resources and No one wa
advice. Whether you're caring emergencies
for your mother who lives 20 better to be
minutes away or for your in- and keep h
laws living across the country, formation b
the Caregiving Resource Center You might
offers tips for.caring for your electronic hi
loved ones, both near and far: as the AAR
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Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each stu-
dent is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to
the students and for the enjoyment of
our readers.


Help You

In Balance


lelp find services,
ips or flexible work
:s.
your rights -
.t the Family and
ave Act, which enti-
workers to unpaid
to 12 weeks a year
ly caregiving with-
ob security or health
your manager -
anager know about
is a caregiver and
ires of you.
g From Afar
a contact list -
ra list for yourself
ved one of addresses
numbers of those
reached in an emer-
ds, neighbors, doc-
r family members
regular contact with
one.
ze information -
ants to think about
s, but -it's always
e prepared. Collect
andy important in-
efore a crisis.
it even consider an
health record such
P Health Record-to
itical information.
y medical records,
, doctor names and
insurance informa-
s of utility compa-
ial information and
documents including
ficates, Social Se-


county cards and home deeds.
Make visits productive -
Time with your loved one
should be enjoyable but it's also
a great opportunity to assess
possibly changing needs. Make
a list of things to take care of
before you arrive, including
scheduling appointments in
advance or making shopping
lists. When you're there; note
anything out of the ordinary and
look around the house for safe-
ty hazards.
Community services
Look into community services
that may provide support and
assistance.
Learn More
* For more 'helpful tips, and
resources, visit www.AARP.
org/caregiving.

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Hardee County schools.
Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
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tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
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Please, include the name
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earning your Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree through
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SFSC's academically stimulating Honors classes enable
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close relationships with Honors faculty, and benefit from
special learning opportunities and scholarships available
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Graduating from SFSC's Honors Program makes it easier
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View the Spring 2013 Schedule of Classes at
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of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatlur, Georgia 30033-
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tional word is 22 cents. Ads in all capitals
are 32 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a
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HELP WANTED
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS
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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Classifieds


Agriulur
NOW PURCHASING citrus fruit
for the 2012/13 season for
- -Chapman Fruit *Call Frank-
Vasquez 781-4133. 12:13-5:30p
DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, injectors, remove
and install, 863-381-0538.
1:19-1:10(13)p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2012/13 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. .7:8tfc


Ag, -^
KENMORE WASHING machine.
Good condition. Asking $50. 863-
.773-4822 after 5:00 p.m. 12:27p


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


Sinc There Is No L bst,,-ti, n ilnce i












I "Women, do you .
1Fneed lower rent?

See if you qualify call
735-2222 or 773-5717U



HELP WANTED
CITY OF WAUCHULA
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. .. ises -
colg o n ivrst in Acoutig Publi Finc.



The City of Wauchula complies wrtr t EEO,dDAAA &
Veterans Preference. Closing date 01/04/2013. e,; 2ri ,2,h





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701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula



,, '9:00 AM"- 5:00 PM

(863) 773-3809
TDD 800-955-8771
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Livestock
TWO ARABIAN HORSES male &
female twins, 5 years, for sale
$1,800 OBO, 863-781-5755.
12:20,27p
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PROFESSIONAL grade 8' pool
table w/1 inch slate bed and new
material & bumpers. $1,400 OBO.
Phone 773-9122. 12:27p


The three events in a men's
triathlon are swimming,
bicycling and distance run-
ning. For women, the event
consists of a 100-meter
dash, high jump and shot
put.


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. ftfc-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
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2 LOTS IN Briarwood Estates for
sale. 863-773-6112. 11:29-12:31p


GILLIARD
FILL DIRT INC.

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Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs,
c14:i9t tc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured


Pond igging,.Ex ,cavto
We Take Credit Cards
Environmentally Responsible
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists


Randy Garland
781-70271


Golf Cart Batteries
(SetOf6PowerTronSixVolt)
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ON, SITE INSTALLATION NOW AVAILABLE


Joe La. av.s
I N C...R U E A L T 0 R S


REALTOR


i Karen O'Neal
(863) 781-7633


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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 ,o


(863) 773-2i28
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS,JR.
JOHN H'.IO'NEAL


See more listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL, ESTATE INVESTMENTS


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PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs PRICE REDUCED! Paradise:
zoned industrial on Hwy 17. Little Gasparilla Island-Beach
$399,000! Condo. 2BR/2BA, Gulf front.
PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac $220,000!
w/paved rd frontage. Great for RI RU Trip
pasture, farming or homesite. PRICE REDUCED! Triple-
$49,500! wide MH of 3,314 square feet.
This home has many amenities
PRICE REDUCED! 50 acs in and sits on a nice 5 acre tract.
NE Desoto Co; deer, turkey, $95,000!
wild hogs, beautiful live oaks,
improved pasture, pond & PRICE REDUCED! Wow!
creek. NOW $190,000! Great home in Popash area on
PRICE REDUCED! 38.5'acs 2.5 acs. 2 miles from town.
on the Peace River w/lots of $138,000!
beautiful oaks, pines & palmet-
tos! Pole barn & 2BR/2BA MH. PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
$420,000! MH on 5 acs w/frontage on SR
PRICE REDUCED! Commer- 62. NOW $60,000!
cial property on US17! 38 stor-
age units w/partial roof, city 9.8 acs fronts SR 64 near
utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as is"! Popash. Great for homesite or
NOW $200,000! agriculture. $89,000!
RE1A OR ASSOC1ATWS AFTERHOL RS
KENNY SANDERS- 781-.153 KAREN O'NEAL 7M1-7633
KEVIN SANDERS---90-3093 MONICA REAS......-.781-8
DAVID ROYAL.-.- 781-3490 JIMMY EDENFIELD.-48-2821
HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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9th WHEEL HITCH $75. 863-735-
0528. 12:27p


ULLRICH'S STORAGE UNITS,
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
3 BR 1 BATH house in Bowling
Green. $650 rent plus security
dep. Very clean. 863-368-1926.
12:27p
2 APARTMENTS FOR RENT: 2
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. 12:20ffc
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, Duplex,
$550 month, $550 deposit, 773-
0100. 6:21 ftfc
*RENT-TO-OWN*
MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms. Cheaper then paying
rent. Close to schools and hospi-
tal. Lot rent $300. Se habla
espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-
698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc


BILLY BOB'


Billy Ayers
Tire Technician


DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula. tfc-dh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number. tfc-dh
THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. .tfc-dh
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-
crete. Harold Howze Construc-
tion, 781-2708. RR0050181
10:25-12:27p
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,
Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. 6:7tfc-dh
OVERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillespie), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders is the facilitator. For
more information call 773-5717.
2:16tfc


TIRES


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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc


MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large items. 773-3069. 1:12tfc
HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
Helping Sherry White Ministries
help others! 912 Hwy. 17 South
(across from McDonalds)
Wauchula, 863-773-9777.
11:15tfc
LYDIA'S HOUSE THRIFT STORE
Helping ladies overcome 102
Carlton Street (directly behind
Heaven Scent), Wauchula, 863-
773-3034. 11:15tfc


THE MUSTARD SEED
Store. Helping Sherry
Ministries help'others! DoC
appreciated/ volunteer
come! 132 Hwy 17
Wauchula, 863-773-6153.




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U.S. Hwy. 17 Bowling Green 375-4441
3505 US Hwy 17 S Zolfo Springs 735-0188
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SE HABLA ESPANOL
24 Hour Towing Service Lowest Possible Rates Fast and Reliable
781-3090 or 781-3091 c112:27c


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 per hour. Personal Leave,
sick leave and employer-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 ninos entire las edades de 3 a 5 afios 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 niios 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 Ninez Temprana. Se prefiere: Titulo universitario
dae Asociado en Arte (AA) o Ciencia (AS) en Educaci6n para la nifiez temprana o area
relacionada Se acepta: Diploma de escuela secundaria/GED y Asociado del Desarrollo
de la Nifiez 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 retiro 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, License # C10HA0511
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More Companies See Volunteerism


As A Key
Giving can come in many
forms. Some choose to give
money to charitable organiza-
tions while others may give tan-
gible gifts. Still more people
give the gift of their time, which
in many ways holds as much or
more value than financial sup-
port can provide.
SIn the past decade, corpora-
tions across America have
adapted to a new, more altruistic
generation of consumers, share-
holders and prospective em-
ployees that has high expecta-
tions when it comes to commu-
nity and responsibility. In re-
sponse, many companies have
increased their commitment to
social responsibility, in part by
trying to incorporate volun-.
teerism and philanthropy into
their company cultures.


South Contributing Is Important
According to a recent blog
11:15tfc posting on the.Harvard Business
Review, data produced by the
Center for Talent Innovation
(CTI) finds that 9,1 percent of
Gen X women and 76 percent of
Gen X men, along with 90 per-
S cent of female and 79 percent of"
Sale baby boomers, feel it is
important to contribute .to their
community or the wider world
through their work.
In addition to being a way to
S measure the value that a compa-
ny places on social responsibili-
ty, volunteerism is also proving
to be a factor in employee
recruitment and retention.
According to, the Deloitte
Volunteer IMPACT Survey
released in 2011, 71 percent of
employees are somewhat or
very likely to choose one job
S, over another assuming. all
S other factors are equal-based on
the company's commitment to
I the community.
Another 51 percent -of
respondents said that it is
important that employee volun-
teer efforts benefit them profes-.
sionally. More than half of
those surveyed indicated that
- they participate in employee
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Their company at least some-
times.


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County Officials Tour CF Industries


By J!M KELLY
Of The )Herald-Advocate
On Nov. 26 several Hardee
County officials and staff
attended an annual'CF Indus-
tries tour and learned more
about phosphate mining and
how fertilizer is made.
*CF is using two draglines
south of State road 62 and one
dragline to the east. The
draglines remove the overbur-
den and then dig up the matirx
which is comprised of phos-
phate, sand and clay. The phos-
phate is in small pebbles and
produces phosphorus which
plants need along with carbon,
hydrogen, oxygen and other
nutrients.
I CF produces about 20 percent
of the phosphorus for U.S. agri-
culture. The company started as
a farmers cooperative.
A dragline weighs about
seven million pounds and can
dig up 75,000 tons of phosphate
a day. A bucket weighs 110,000
pounds and can pick up 140,000
pounds of matrix. About 10,000


gallons of recycled water a
minute is used to make the
matrix into slurry that is piped
to the CF plant at Fort Green.
The phosphate rock is carried
50 miles by railroad to the CF
fertilizer plant in Plant City.
Reclamation of the land is the
final step in the mining process
and is highly regulated.
About 10,000 tons of phos-
phate rock is taken to Plant City
daily where it is mixed with sul-
furic acid to make phosphoric
acid and made into DAP and
MAP. The Plant city plant and
operation has 450 employees.
The central Florida area pro-
duces 75 percent of the phos-
phate fertilizer used in the U.S.
and 33 percent of the world's
phosphate fertilizer.
The CF fertilizer is taken to
Tampa and loaded onto ships
and barges and then goes up the
Mississippi River or overseas.
The world has seven billion
people.
CF has 700 jobs in Florida,
including 200 employees in


Hardee County. There are also
four or five indirect jobs for
each of the 700 Florida CF jobs.
CF owns about 25.000 acres
in Hardee County and mines
about one acre a day.
CF began mining in Hardee
County in 1978. The state
passed a law for mandatory
reclamation after mining in
1975.
CF's water permit in 1995
allowed groundwater consump-
tion of 7.5 million gallons a
day. The new water permit is
6.4 million gallons of ground-
water a day.
In 2012 CF averaged pump-
ing 2.4 million gallons a day
and less than a half million gal-
lons a day from groundwater
pumping in 2010 and 2011.
Most of the water CF uses is
recycled water that is not
pumped from the ground.
CF uses about one million
gallons a day in its mining,
process from treated waste-
water from the county and city
of Wauchula sewer plants.


A CF dragline weighs about 7 million pounds and is made by Bucyrus-Erie.


This photo shows 55-cubic yard dragline bucket scoop-'
ing 140,000 pounds of matrix that consists of phosphate,
sand and clay. Phosphate is about 25 percent of the
matrix. .


Dragline dumps matrix which is mixed with high-pressure : ,_____ _
water into a slurry which isjhein piped to CF plant in Fort Th po s se i
Green. This photo shows the mining cuts from the dragline.


Local officials stand in front of dragline bucket.


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of the Hardee County Commission: Herschel Morris, CF vice president of phosphate
operations; and West Palmer, Hardee County mining coordinator.


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The Wauchula Elementary ^hool Chorus, under the direction of sponsor Sylvia Parker,
sang a variety of Christmas. issics for friends and families. There were also movies and
stories, hosted'by media specialist Mary Idsardi.


Students, families and staff enjoyed making and devouring the tasty s'mores.


Parents participated in online surveys to provide feedback about the school to the lead-
ership committee at WES.


The kids joined Coach Ray Rivas to participate in some "reindeer games."


Aurora Roldan, mother of Bryan and Jacqueline Flores, won the drawing for a 42-inch
LCD Smart HDTV, donated by the local Walmart, for participating in the survey and Com-
mon Core State Standards information session. She is seen pictured here with Principal
Sonja Bennett (left), children Bryan and Jacqueline and husband Pedro Flores.


Children and families made a visit to art teacher Donna Patterson's classroom which
was packed to capacity for a fun lesson on making snowflakes. The evening also in-
cluded a Common Core State Standards information session for parents with literacy
coach Kathy Walker. And, for the kids, Santa came and posed for pictures.


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Hardee Hoops Hit Hard Spot


COURTESY PHO0


Bobbi Jean Frazier is ready to compete in the.show ring.


Cattle Show Hosts


Multi-State Entrants


.tie Show enthusiasts from
lorida counties filled the
emen's Arena in Wauchula
ec. 7-8 to participate in the
SHardee County Preview
N.
-nis annual family-friendly
event, sponsored by Peace
River Electric Cooperative,
attracted nearly 300 head of cat-
tle and more than 180 ex-
hibitors. In only four years, it
has grown into the largest non-
state fair cattle.show in Florida.
Due to its increased populari-
ty, a second ring and judge were
added this year to accommodate
the large number of animals and
exhibitors. Jeff Jackson and
Doug Satree .provided quality
judging for the show.
Jackson, of Stephenville,
Texas, owns and operates a
large-scale } cattle company
which markets animals to 4-H
and Future Farmers of America
exhibitors. Satree owns a com-
mercial cattle and registered
angus business in Montague,
Texas. Both are experienced
national-level cattle show
judges.
"The purpose-of this sho% is
to help young participants gain
hands-on experience in the
competitive world of cattle
exhibiting before they hit
upcoming 16cal and state fair
circuits," explains Jackson.""As
judges, our goal is to help them
gain and refine the necessary
skills that will support them in,


the show ring."
The show exists with the
backing and support of busi-
nesses in Hardee County, led by
the' support, of Peace River
Electric. "Across the nation,
electric co-ops are very in-
volved in local community
activities," said Nell McCauley,
chief marketing and member
services officer of the Wau-
chula-.based cooperative. "Flor-
ida is 'ranch country,' so the
show is a great way to reach out
to our consumer-members and
agri-business in the state."
PRECO employees con-
ceived the idea of the cattle
show in 2009 as a way to sup-
port youth involved in FFA and
4-H organizations. Both groups

have' members who often get
most of their livestock experi-
ence through show projects.
"Due to the generous support
of local businesses and volun-
teers, the Hardee County Pre-
view Show is able to return 100
percent of entry fees collected
back to show winners," added
McCauley.
2012 Hardee County Preview
SShow winners are as follows:

Bull
Supreme Grand Champion
Bull Destiny McCauley,
Bowling Green.
Reserve Supreme Grand
Champion Bull Brandais
Austrino, Dade City.


Cason Gough works on grooming his animal.


Laina Durrance prepares for the show.


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Inird Place Sarah Davis,
Okeechobee.
Fourth Place Brandolyn
Bishop, Trenton.
Fifth Place Quinn Carter,
Haines City.

Heifer
Supreme Grand Champion
Heifer Brooke Smith, Lake
Park.
Reserve Supreme. Grand
Champion Heifer Randa
Conner, Brooker.
Third Place Cody Corbett,
. Lake Park, Ga. '
Fourth Place Clay Corbett,
Lake Park, Ga.
Fifth Place Ryan Vaucura,
Lake Wales.

Steer
Grand Champion Steer -
Clay Corbett, Lake Park, Ga.
Reserve Grand Champion
Steer Cody Corbett, Lake
Park, Ga.
Third Place Julliam De-
riso, Arcadia. /
Fourth .Place Makayla
Keeney, Fort Pierce.
Fifth Place Mic.aela.
Aycock, B'rtow.

Cow/Calf
Supreme. Grand Champion
Cow/Calf -' Jessica H pmp-,
hrey, Okeechobee
Reserve Supreme Grand
Champion Cow/Calf .Quinn
Carter, Haines City.'
Third Place Josie Chan-
dler, Polk City.

Showmanship Novice -
Age 7 & Under
First Place Abigail Bun-
yak, Myakka City.
Second Place Olivia Bak-
er, Punta Gorda.
Third Place Turner Smith,
Lake Park, Ga.
SFourth Place Adam Mc-
Cauley, Bowling Green.

Showmanship Juniors
First Place Brook Smith,
Lake Park, Ga.
Second Place Bobbi Jean
Frazier, Ocala.
Third Place Patrick Leh-
man, Okeechobee.
Fourth Place Kailey Stal-
lard, Durant.
Fifth Place' Anna Bunyak,
Myakka City.

Showmanship Intermediate
First Place Clay Corbett,
Lake lPark, Ga.
Second Place Jay Ar-
buckle, Winter Garden.
Third Place Cody Corbett,
Lake Park, Ga.
Fourth Place Jullian De-
riso, Arcadia.
Fifth Place Randa Conner,
Booker.

Showmanship Seniors
First Place Michaela
Aycock, Bartow.
Second Place Shanna
Hillman, Deleon Springs.
Third Place Ryan Vaucura,-
Lake Wales.
Fourth Place Jennifer
Olsen, Land 0' Lakes.
Fifth Place Morgan
Boykin, Thonotosassa.

Showmanship Adult
First Place Briana Bishop,
Trenton.
Second Place Brittney
Pederson, Fort Pierce.
Third Place Shelby Cor-
bett, Lake Park, Ga.
Fourth Place Kevin Mo-
reno, Venice.
Fifth Place Lottie Knight,
Christmas.
Find 'the Hardee County
Preview Show on its fan page
on Facebook or at www.-
preco.coop.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Pf The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat basket-
ball team is headed for a much-
needed break.
Starting the season 4-0, the
Cats have run into the prover-
bial wall in recent games.
After losing at Sebring 66-64
in overtime, the Wildcats
bounced back to win 44-36 in a
defensive battle at Mulberry.
Last week, they fell victim to
the first district opponent Au-
burmdale in a 69-30 loss before
facing DeSoto at home in a 71-
80 loss on Thursday night.
With time for everyone to
heal and get healthy, Hardee
hopes to get back on the win-
ning track with a Jan. 8 visit
from Lake Placid, followed by
another from top-ranked district
opponent Lake, Wales on Jailn.
10.
Against Auburndale, Hardee
played an even first quarter and
was leading 16-15 as it ended.
Hardee fell behind a bit, caught
up and then Auburndale
switched from man-to-man
coverage to an.full-court press
for the rest of the game.
"They were a little quicker,
and a lot more experienced and
wore us down.They just didn't
let up. I have to give them a lot
of credit. They're good," said
Hardee Head Coach Vance
Dickey of the team ranked
eighth in Class 5A.
Junior Steve Metayer, who
has been a consistent leader,
finished with 16 points, while
,usually strong Keyon Brown
was held in check with just two
points. Soph Derrick Graham
also had only two points as did
Kane Casso, Lucious Everett
had a half dozen and Christian
Moralez also had just two
points.
DeSoto came in last Thurs-
day, looking to. avenge the Dec.
7 loss in their gym, 70-62.
Hardee was without 6-4 Grah-


am, sidelined with the flu.
Senior Jordan Washington
opened with a trey for the
Bulldogs and the clash was on.
In the first four minutes, there
were five lead changes with the
game tied at 11-11. DeSoto
increased intensity, subbing fre-
quently to keep fresh bodies in
the chase and went on a spree to
lead 29-16 at the first quarter
came to a close. By halftime, it
was a lopsided game, with
Hardee hanging tough but down
44-29.
To start the second half,
Hardee got a shot from Metayer
at the top of the key and he cir-
cled around for a baseline layup
to bring Hardee within 44-33.
When freshman Marco DeLeon
hit his first trey, it was 46-36.
Hardee kept within 10 to 15
points for most of the third peri-
od, but DeSoto had a series of
steals and shots to go up 63-47
by the end of the third period.
The woe continued into the
fourth period. Each time Hardee
would get within a dozen
points, DeSoto would regroup.
In the final three minutes, how-
ever, the exhausted Wildcats
got a second wind and began to
narrow the gap. Metayer sank
an inbounds shot and then hit
another. DeLeon nailed a trey
and it was a six-point game, 73-
67.
After a DeSoto time-out, the
war continued, with Hardee
having to foul and DeSoto
responding to take the 80-71
win.
"DeSoto took it to us and we
didn't respond. When we final-
ly got a little response, it .was
disappointing to lose. Derrick
was a starter we didn't need to
be without, 6ut Marco came in
ready to play. We tell the
younger ones, you always have
to be ready and he was," con-
cluded Dickey.
Junior Kari William's had 23.
points for DeSoto and soph


Reggie Jones added 18.
For Hardee, Brown hit the
hoops for 20 points and Met-
ayer added 19. Moralez had a
dozen and DeLeon added 11.
Everett had six and Casso two.
The Hardee JV, as is usual, is
in a learning process, with its
ups and down. Its only win
early in the season was at
, Frostproof on Dec. 10, winning
38-30, where nearly everyone
got into the game and scored.
Blaiaine Molitor topped
Hardee as the game's high scor-
er with 13 points. Aram Wright
had 11 for Frostproof. Adding
points for Hardee were Desh-
andrew "Debo" McMillian with
a half dozen, Robert Torres
foru, Ryan Ramirez, Tyler
Smith and Dustin Smith each
three, and Nick Johnson,
Deandre Holley and C.K.
Douglas each two points.
Others on the team are Devante
Greer, Alan Brown, Devin
Pearson and Deonte Leslie.
Hardee had lost 56-32 in the
first outing at DeSoto, and was
determined to do'better in last
week's outing. The team was
without the services of Molitor,
recovering from an injury in
practice on Monday.
The junior Cats fell behind
and played catch-up for most of
the game, getting within eight
by the final buzzer in the 58-50
loss.
"We're coming along, we got
within eight. We're still finding
our chemistry. Not having
Blaiaine hurt us on rebounding
and defense. We get out of con-
trol sometimes. None are really
experienced, even the sophs
had limited time last year,"
commented Head Coach Alex
Myrie.
Dustin Smith matched De"
Soto's high man K. Akins with
13 points. Tier Smith added 10,
McMillian eight, Holley seven,
Ramirez six, and Torres and
Pearson each two points.


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-Schedule of Weekly Services


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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375.3353
Sunday School ......................9:30 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.

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375.2253
SUNDAY!
Bible Study ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship............10:45 a.m.
Eening VAot-hip .................6:30 p.m.
WVEDN SDA :'
SDisctplenhip Training
Youth & Adult ...............6:30 p.m.
AWANA (ages 3-5th grade) ....6:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ............_6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ..............9......9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer.......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.
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MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ;..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m,
-NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion ....11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m.

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


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
1iNmm.o Escuela Dom ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ..........1 1:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico................. 6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

ONA

IGLESIA PENTECOSTES
VISION POR LAS ALMAS
149 Bedger Loop 448-2831
Servicio Domingos ................7:30 p.m.
Jueves (Ensefianza Biblica)..................
..............................................7:30 p .m .

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1 r:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
AWANA for Kids ..............6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time .........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

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

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

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
773.0427
Celebration Service.............. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups,
Adult Cell Group ......7-00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
C Cll for locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
'Sunday School .........:.........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship .........6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201.S. Florida Ave.
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service......10:30 am.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

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

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
S.;; (SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ....1 1:00 a.m.


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


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

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

ENDTIME CROSSROAD.
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night) ....7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNnAY:
Generations Caf6 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.1,.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ......................... 10:45 a.m.
Worship Service ..........1........10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
-Nursery-5thgrade ..................6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade............ 6:3Q-8:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..........1....... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
S 773-6556
Sunday School .................. ..:9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735.1158
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..................9:30 a.m.
W orship ................................10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &


Lighthouse Min..................7:00 p.m.
HIGHER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010


WAUCHULA
IGLESIA de DIOS
ALFA Y OMEGA
1909 Stanfleld 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.

IGLESIA HISPANA
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9' Ave.
Mattes .................................. 7: 30 p.m.
Jueves ....................................7:30 p.m.
Domingo ..............................10:30 a.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
SDomingos ..............................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles...............................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Cambriadores de Mundo ,
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service .... 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.

NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service..................10:00,a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Mom. Worship Io ...
(1st & 3.'Shn.) .............8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" &3"'Sun.
Communion ....................10:00 a.m.
2,J & 4 Sun.
Divine Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Bible Study .............:...........,.11:15 a.m .
S** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main
773-5814 --
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North USHwy 17
Morning Service ..................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning' .6:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS -
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East -773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave.- 773-6418
Sunday ..................................9:00 a.m .
Holy Days .........................................

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773.4089


Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:00 p.m.
Sunday(English) ....................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................11:00 a.m.
(Creole)......................1:00 p.m.
Catecismo ..............................9:45 a.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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


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

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ...:..............7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train ....................7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship ............7:30 pf.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church.................................. 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
,Tuesday Prayer......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School .....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
* Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m .

ZOLFO SPRINGS
COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor. 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 p.m.
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .........................7:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 7435-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Training Union ............I..........5:00'p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544
Gospel Music ..................'...10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FOX MEMORIAL
HOLINESS CHURCH
2344 Merle Langford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:30 p.m.

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

LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER
3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship ....................2:30,p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.


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ZOLFO SPriN
. MRANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendlne Rd.
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
W orship................................. 11:00 a.m .
Evening................................... 1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church................10:00 a.m
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H ............. 7:00 p.m
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominfcal ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo ..........11:00 a.m.
..............................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .......................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................ 6:00 p.m.
REALITY RANCH
COWBOY FELLOWSHIP
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-781-1578
Sunday Service ....................11:00 a.m.
'ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
$unday School .................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.
SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane
Domingo, Misa en Espanol ..9:30 a.m.
Catecismo ......................... ...11:00 a.m.,
SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ...........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................. 11:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club .........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ......'......6:00 p.m.
Servicio.................................. 8:00 p~m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


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


Candles of


Christmas


+ Upon the mantle, beautiful candles glow as they burn
Malachi through special occasions throughout the holidays...
3:1-18 reminders of those times when family and friends
gather to celebrate the birth of Christ. Though the
Isaiah holidays will end, let us carry a candle for the Child in
49:1-23 each of our hearts throughout rhe coming year. May the
warmth of His spirit mold coach of us into the person
Jeremiah we are meant to be and may we share God's joy with
31:1-22 everyone we meet. Give thanks to God for His greatest
gift, and worship Him each week-
Jeiemiah
31:23-40

Jeremiah
33:1-26

Luke
1:1-25
Luke
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COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchula Elementary School second-grader Monika
Youte and paraprofessional Debbie Thomas help the
Grinch's heart grow in size and prove that their hearts are
indeed not two sizes too small. Throughout the month of
December, the staff members at WES looked for students
showing that they have heart, and then recognized them
by awarding them a heart to post on the Grinch to help
his heart.,grow. Here, Thomas awards Monika with a
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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 ...
75 YEARS AGO
The state road department has
agreed to pave 13 miles of road
from Sullivan Bridge in
Manatee County to the Hardee
County line, which will shorten
by about 10 miles the distance
from Wauchula to Bradenton.
Hardee County school teach-
ers and bus drivers will have a
more enjoyable Christmas sea-
son this year due to the fact that
a total of $17,171.16 has been
distributed among them for
their salary, according to Super-
intendent T.E. Blackburn's
office.
There is only one city known
in the world that has the name
"Wauchula." Of course we
haven't dug into any ancient
records or hired anyone to deci-
pher any hieroglyphics, but we
have made a reasonable close
check (and often heard it) and
find that we are pretty close to
being right when we say our
Wauchula is the only city
known in the world by that
name. The meaning of the. word
"Wauchula" is "the call of the,
sand hill crane?'

50 YEARS AGO
Hardee'High School has been
accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges &
Secondary Schools for the
school year 1962-63. The action
was taken at the association's
recent meeting in Dallas, Texas.

This was the year of the big
freeze, not soon to be forgotten.
Hardee County will long have
reason to remember 1962, espe-
cially the last month of it.
Youngsters now will be telling
their grandchildren about the
big freeze of'"1962 ,,yhep .the.,
temperature.. plummeted to the


never before recorded low of 16
degrees here.
A Bowling Green girl, Wanda
Renee Stone, has received a
nursing scholarship loan for
attendance at an approved pro-
fessional school of nursing in
Florida. When she completes
her training, she must render
nursing service in a state
agency or institution.
25 YEARS AGO
There has been an official
announcement of the statewide
scores for October 1987 State
Student Assessment Test, Part 1
(SSAT-1) for grades 3, 5 and 8.
Results .,show that Hardee
County students are not defi-
cient in the areas of reading,
writing and mathematics.'
Reynolds Aluminum Recycl-
ing Co. has opened an alu-
minum recycling center. in
Wauchula, at the Wauchula
Plaza on U.S. 17 South.
Angela Faith Miller celebrat-
ed her fifth birthday at her
home with her parents, John
and Sheila Miller, and brother
Matthew. Family and friends
attended. Muppet Babies was
the birthday theme.
10 YEARS AGO
Bank fishing and primitive
camping may be the first activi-
ties at the new Hardee Lakes
Park next year. Nearly a half-
million dollars will make a
good'start at making it possible.
Authorities allege a man .high
on drugs set fire to his family's
home early Sunday, destroying
the house.
During the week of Sunday,
Dec. 15, at 8 a.m. through
Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8 a.m.
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
responded to a total of 67 calls.
These calls included 37 medical
calls.;,, 6, out-pf-county trans-
fers, eight motor vehicle acci-
dents atrd six fire calls.


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Happy New Year from Fort
Green!
One family that had a great
Christmas was Chip and Cindy
Walker. They are the proud par-
ents of young 'girls. I believe
the girls are about 6 and 8, and
wanted a family with a mama
and a daddy! We are all very
happy for Chip and Cindy and
the grandparents, Larry and
Debbie Walker.
We do not have any decora-
tions up nor did I feel like mail-
ing any Christmas cards. I
always appreciate receiving
them. One of the nicest busi-
ness cards I have ever received
is from Johnson Harvesting. It
has his children's photo and
reads that Christmas is hope.
I have never heard of so
many sick people. I believe half
of Hardee County is. sick. The
doctor's offices are full of peo-
ple that say they just feel bad. I
have taken antibiotics since the
llth!
Sherman is finally better.
Sam Rawls says he just can't
shake it. I was told there was
hardly anyone in our Sunday
School class last weekend.
Mary and Earl Bargeron are
better as possibly Ken' and Kitty
Oden. I sat next to .Gary last
'Monday in the doctor's office,
and he is in Moffitt now. He is
.in isolation to keep anyone
from bringing him something
else! Jeanette Bradley was in
the doctor's office and seemed
to feel just as bad as I did!
It's amazing how there are
really nice people that live in
Hardee County and you never


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Davis because we worked
together at First Federal years
ago and knew her sister, Kitty
Brown, and her mama. I never
knew there were any people by
the name of Oden in the county,
and once you meet them you
wonder how life could have
gone on without you knowing
them. Ken, Kitty, Gary and
Ginny are members of our
church and a great day that was.
Leigh Ann Nicholson came
through her surgery with flying
colors. The doctor said he knew
just what to look for.
There are a lot of December
birthdays in our congregation.
Dustyn Waters celebrated on'
the 6th, Mark Hogenauer on the
15th, Lee Chancey on the 22nd
and Betty Abbott on the 24th. I
think the 24th would be better
than Sherry Smith, who cele-
brates on Christmas Day! You
always wonder if they ever
received birthday presents,
Betty said always, and I haven't
asked Sherry.
I always remember Wayne
McCardle, who used to work
for the same company I did,
said all he ever got for his birth-
day on Dec. 26 was a puzzle
and he hates puzzles! Donna
Chancey will celebrate on the
30th, so happy birthday to all of
them.
The Dixie Echoes will be at
Fort Green on Jan. 4! Every-
one is invited-to come to Fort
Green on the first Friday night
of the New Year. '
Please remember to pray for
one another and our nation.


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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet


Wishing all of you a Happy
New Year!
CHAPEL
As I sang "Christmas In
Dixie,"' 109 were greeted by
Fred Carlton, Dee Martin, Larry
and Joyce Smith. Bob Conkle
welcomed everyone and led the:
hymns, accompanied by Cheryl
Conkle on piano and Sandy
Feeser on the organ. Lighting
of the Advent- candle was by
Ken and Bonnie Pauly, fol-
lowed by the Advent song,
devotions, Mickey White,
speaking and praying regarding
the terrible, tragedy of the
Connecticut school killings.
The women's chorus sang
"Christmas," accompanied and
directed by Sandy on the chord
organ. Special music was sung
by me, "El Shaddai."
Pastor David spoke about the
celebration of the birth of Jesus.
Pastor, Twonia and Stephanie
gave us all Christmas treats,
Marshmallows coated with
chocolate with a candy cane in
the center, wishing us all a
Merry Christmas. We closed
with a closing hymn.



Lady

Hoops Ei
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee girls basketball
team ended the first season in
good fashion.
The girls swept past Auburn-
dale last Tuesday on its court,
51-38.
That leads the girls into the
holiday break on a good note
after an uphill opening, improv-
ing in fits and starts. Action
resumes on Jan. 7 with a visit
from Avon Park, the JV plays at
6 and the varsity immediately
afterward. After a pair of road
games, Hardee comes home for
a trio of games, including
Senior Night on Jan: 18 when-
Frostproof visits. Robin Tank-
sley, Stephanie Perez and Adna
Metayer will suit up. at home for
the last time.
Backtracking a bit on the
schedule, Hardee battled
,Teneroc inLakeland on Dec.
14, losing 55-t21 to perhaps th ie'
strongest team in the district.
Freshman Florence Lee was


COFFEE HOUR
Gerry led us in pledge and
prayer. Everyone enjoyed the
coffee and doughnuts. Many
activities were mentioned and
merchants coupons, Perkins
pie, and 50/50 were raffled off.
Congrats to all the lucky win-
ners.
HORSESHOES
Pioneer Creek horseshoers
traveled to Bartow Dec. 6 to
play against our good friends
from Goodlife. While we had
more than sufficient numbers of
players to staff two teams,
Goodlife did not, thus some of
their A players had to pitch
against our B players and the
score ended up favoring
Goodlife for sure, but a good
time was had by all. Ending
score: Goodlife 18 and Pioneer
Creek 14.
We welcome five new mem-
ber to horseshoes, Bob, Barb
Fallows, Garry, Diane Delves,
Norm Forget, and Larry Willey.
Upcoming meet is today
(Thursday) at Craig's, away.
SPOTLIGHT
Harold "Murph" and Vernma


'Cat

id Strong
tops for Hardee with eight
points on four deuces. Tanksley
and ,junior Alyssa Casso each
had four'points, junior Bailey
Carlton three and classmate
Carleigh Coleman two points.
It as also a tough outing in a.
varsity-only outing at Fort
Meade.on Dec. 17, when the
Lady Miners won 51-33.
Tanksley, with 11, and
Carlton, with 10, topped the
Lady Wildcat scoring. Lee had
six points, Casso a trey, soph
Allison Smith two points and
Metayer one-of-two at the char-
ity stripe.
It all,' came together for
Hardee at Aubumrndale on Dec.
18,,when Carlton had a monster
night, scoring on deuces and
free throws in every quarter to
finish with 34 points. Tanksley
added 14, Smith six, Casso four
and Lee a solo free throw.
Throughout the season, the
support cas.i has' included;
Perez, junior Endreina Martinez
and soph Destiny Thompson


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A Florida Non-Profit Corporation
is willing to accept commercial, residential
or agriculture property that may be unwanted
or unused. Or stocks, bonds and other
investments that may be assigned to this
ministry for the benefit of:
Lydia's House aome/Program for Women
Mercies of David Homel/Program for Men
Pioneer Village Farm used to benefit both
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Murphy hale., from Rivers,
Tenn., being married 40 years.
They have three children and
four grandchildren, loving and
enjoying them.
Murph was born in Tay-
lorsville, Ill., and Verna was
born in Wheeler, 111. They met
in Taylorsville, when Verna
moved there due to a job trans-
fer. They met at a church func-
tion, and the rest is histcy.
Murph was in the Navy for
six years and. worked for a
paper mill as a line foreman. He
retired after 20 years designing
colors for card-stock paper.
Verna retired from H&R Block
after 25 years in the state of
Texas.
Murph's interests are fishing
and stained glass, and Verna's
are cards, dominoes, reading,
puzzles and computer. They
both enjoy camping, staying in
many states over the past 20
years and presently are volun-
teers at Land Between the
Lakes nine months of the year.
They camped here for two
months before and liked it here
so much, between friends at
homecoming here and making
new friends while here for those
few months, they decided to
become residents of the .park.
We want to welcome them to
our park and know they will be
a joy for everyone to get to
know, as I have with this inter-
view.


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Due to the Christmas Holiday on Tuesday, December 25th,
a :ALLROUTES WILL BE SERVICED ON
Friday, December 28th


3 Due to the New Year's Holiday on Tuesday, January 1st,
SALL ROUTES WILL BE SERVICED ON
Friday, January 4th.


REMEMBER To DROP OFF RECYCLE ITEMS AT OUR DROP OFF CENTER
127 East Townsend St. or The County Landfill on Airport Rd '
Now Accepting: Plastic, Glass, Cardboard, Newspaper, l
Magazines, Junk Mail, Paper. Aluminum and Tin .- .
SMonday-Friday 8:00-5:00
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December 27,2012, The Herald-Advocate 5B


Don Merillat led the prayer
oh Dec. 19. Orville Sowatzki
led the U.S. Pledge and Linda
Harrison led the Canadian
Pledge.
Santa visited us this morning
and helped hand out the- 50/50
erfvelopes.,and store coupons.
The 50/50 winners were Tina
and Bob Spoor, Orville and
Shirley Sowatzki, Jim and
Sharon Paddock and Lot 462.
SATURDAY DANCES
For a small crowd, we sure
had a good time at our Christ-
mas Dance with Doin'it Rite on
Dec. 15. The winners of the
door prizes were Charlene
Baker, Cede Williams, Ann
Hegge', Walt Wilson, Mel
Hegge, Bertie Sims, Ray Baker
and Dale Baker.
Tickets are now on sale for
our New Year's Eve Dance with
Chrissy Harriman.

DECORATION AWARDS
The judging for the Christ-
mas house decorations was on
Dec. 18. The winners in the
Red Section were Rosalie and
Earl Folnsbee and Dorothy and
Harrison Krom. The winners
for the RV Section were Paul
and Sherry Vaughan and Don
and Flo Smith. Congratula-
tions!
SCORES
Men's Golf, Dec. 13:
Winners were Dusty Miller,
Jean Delisle, Fred Leverone
and Don Harkin.
Ladies Golf, Dec. 13: 1 putt
winners were Rita Delisle,
Jan Bricker and Marilyn
Funkhouser.
Mixed Golf, Dec. 17: Orange
Ball three teams tied for first
place.


CHURCH NEWS
By Shirley Glessner
On Dec. 16, Maxine Strom-
me served as the greeter as
Wilma Behymer on organ and
Carole Jones on piano played
Christmas carols. Several of
our residents have gone North
to spend Christmas with their
families. Pastor Bob Winne
opened the service with "Oh
Come All Ye Faithful."
A special prayer was given
for the residents of Connecticut.
Pastor Bob spoke on sin and
how it is affecting all of our
lives. People have a choice in
the way they live; we can walk
with God or live in sin.
Terrorism will continue until
we reconcile with God. He
quoted several Scriptures con-
cerning following the 10
Commandments and how God
promised to provide and protect
people. The wages of sin is
death.
Staying with the season, we
sang several Christmas carols,
"Hark the Herald Angels Sing,"
"Oh Little Town of Beth-
lehem," "The First Noel" and,
the hymn "The Solid Rock."
The choir, under the direc-
tion of Be(h Frisbie, sang "The
Birthday "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
taken.
Our service closed with
prayer and the singing of."God
Be with You Till We Meet
Again.", Everyone is welcome
to attend our church service at
the recreation hall each Sunday
from 9 to 10 a.m.


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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


12/27/2012
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
Overhead: -:-
Underfoot: 11:55 AM
Moon Phase
100%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
11:55 AM- 1:55 PM
Minor Times
6:28 AM 7:28 AM
5:20 PM 6:20 PM
Solunar Rating
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -5
12/28/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:16 AM
Set: 5:41 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 25 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 6:12 PM
Set: 7:14 AM
Overhead:12:19 AM
Underfootl 2:43 PM
Moon Phase
100%
FULL MOON
Major Times
12:19 AM-2:19 AM
12:43 PM 2:43 PM
Minor Times
7:14 AM 8:14 AM
6:12 PM.- 7:12 PM
Solunar Rating
SEASONS BEST
Time Zone
UTC: -5


12/29/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 AM
Set: 5:42 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 25 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:05 PM
Set: 7:57 AM
Overhead: 1:07 AM
Underfoot: 1:31 PM
Moon Phase
98%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
1:07 AM 3:07 AM
1:31 PM -3:31 PM
Minor Times
7:57 AM 8:57 AM
7:05 PM 8:05 PM
Solunar Rating
Better++
Time Zone
UTC: -5
12/30/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 AM
Set: 5:43 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 26.inns.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:59 PM
Set: 8:37 AM
Overhead: 1:54 AM
Underfoot: 2:17 PM
Moon Phase
95%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
1:54AM 3:54AM
2:17 PM 4:17 PM
Minor Times
8:37 AM 9:37 AM
7:59 PM 8:59 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -5


12/31/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 AM
Set: 5:43 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 26 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:54 PM
Set: 9:15 AM
Overhead: 2:40 AM
Underfoot: 3:03 PM
Moon Phase
90%
Waning Gibbous
Major Timunes
2:40 AM 4:40 AM
3:03 PM 5:03 PM
Minor Times.
9:15 AM -10:15 AM
8:54 PM 9:54 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: 5
1/1/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 AM
Set: 5:44 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 26 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:49 PM
Set: 9:51 AM
Overhead: 3:26 AM
Underfoot: 3:49 PM
Moon Phase
83%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
3:26 AM 5:26 AM
3:49 PM 5:49 PM
Minor Times
9:51 AM -10:51 AM
9:49 PM 10:49 PM
Solunar Rating
-Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


FWC Rifle Range


Changes Hours


Beginning this past Saturday,
while the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M.
Webb Shooting Range has new
operating hours.
Although the new schedule is
* not significantly different from
years past, shooters should take
note of the new hours and days
of operation listed below:
During Daylight Saving
Time, the range will be open on
Sunday, Tuesdays, Wednes-
days, Fridays and Saturdays
from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. On
Monday and Thursdays, the
range will operate from 10 a.m.
to 7p.m.
w During Eastern Standard
Time, the range will be open on
Sunday, Tuesdays, Wednes-
S days, Fridays and Saturdays
from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
L On Mondays and Thursdays the
range will operate from 10 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
Closed days are New Year's
S Day, Thanksgiving, the Friday
* F after Thanksgiving until noon,
S and Christmas.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife
UIAL Conservation Commission made
the changes because of.con-
cerns about having sufficient
numbers 6f range safety offi-
cers on duty at peak-use times.
As part of its process, the
FWC .solicited comments on
these adjustments from the
Babcock-Webb ShootingRange


Working Group and the general
public, who were supportive of
the changes.
The Babcock-Webb shooting
facility is the most popular of
the FWC's seven public ranges,
hosting more than 60,000
shooters in 2011. It is located
on Tucker Grade at Rifle Range
Road in'Punta Gorda.
SIf you would like more infor-
mation on the Babcock-Webb
Shooting Range, visit MyFWC-
..comHunierSafe(y and click-on
."Shooting Ranges" or call the
FWC Regional Office in
Lakeland at (863) 648-3200.


1/2/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 AM
Set: 5:45 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 27 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:44 PM
Set: 10:26 AM
Overhead: 4:11 AM
Underfoot: 4:34 PM
Moon Phase
75%
Waning Gibbous
Major Tunes
4:11 AM-6:11 AM
4:34 PM 6:34 PM
Minor Times
10:26 AM-11:26 AM
10:44 PM-I 1:44 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/3/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 AM
Set: 5:46 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 28 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:42PM
Set: 11:03 AM
Overhead: 4:57 AM
Underfoot: 5:20 PM
Moon Phase
65%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
4:57 AM 6:57 AM
5:20 PM 7:20 PM
Minor Times
11:03 AM-12:03 PM
11:42 PM-12:42 AM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


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We will be closed

Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

in observance of


New Year's Day


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6B The Herald-Advocate, December 27,2012


Cat Soccer


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat soccer
squad pocketed a trio of wins
last week.
The varsity Cats also finished
up their district schedule, which
ended up 6-3-1. Hardee hosts
the Class 2A-District 10 play-
offs the week of Jan. 21-25 at
home. Hardee has tied and won
DeSoto, split with Mulberry,
beat Lake Placid and Avon Park
twice each, and lost twice to
Frostproof. .
Overall, Hardee is 10-5-1,
with three games left on the


schedule f
Cats are a
and Lake M
home to fi
16 for Set
seniors wil
ing Alex
Gomez,
Campbel A
Armanda
DeLoera,
Alvarez, h
Jesus Zuni
Hardee 1
a trip to F(
where Har


Small Adjustmnei

Make ABig Difl


Here's news many parents
may care to keep an eye on: At
schools around the country,
teachers are increasingly incor-
porating 3-D imaging, digital
devices and the latest computer
applications into their teaching
tools. What's more, according to
the American Optometric As-
sociation's (AOA) latest Amer-
ican Eye-Q survey, 60 percent
of parents estimate their child
spends up to four hours a day
looking at the screen of a com-
puter: videogame, MP3 player
or handheld electronic device.
The Problem
Unfortunately, prolonged use
of these technologies can cause
eyestrain, headaches, fatigue,
burning or tired' eyes, loss of
focus, blurred vision, double
-vision or head and neckl pain.
The AOA calls this condition
computer vision syndrome
(CVS).
What To Do
Parents and teachers can help
students avoid CVS by encour-
aging them to follow the 20-20-
20 rule. When using technology
or doing near work, take a 20-
second break every 20 minutes
and view something 20 feet
away. Studies show that people
need to rest their eyes to keep
them moist. Plus, staring off into
the distance helps the eyes from
locking into a close-up position.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252012CP-000103

IN RE: ESTATE OF
GUILLERMO ALVARADO,
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the.
estate of GUILLERMO ALVARA-
DO, deceased, whose date of
death was November 6, 2012, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is
Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchdia, Florida 33873. The
name and address of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice Is required to be served
must file their claims with the
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED, TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice Is December 27,
2012.
Personal Representative:
IDA MENDOZA
347 Riverchase Circle
Wauchula, FL 33873
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Kenneth B. Evers, of
KENNETH B. EVERS, PA.
424 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
Phone: (863) 773-5600
Facsimile: (866) 547-4362
Email: offlce@hardeelaw.com
Florida Bar No. 0054852
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windows.
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the front
moist.
Most i
should see
try for a
examination
each school
eyes are h
ing proper
and treaty
recting vi
helping stu

To find
and for ad
on children
importance
exams, visit
Optomet
your eyes'
at a compi
20-second
' utes and vii
away.


Piles up Wins
or early January. The outshot Fort Meade 20-10 and
t Sebring on Jan. 10 controlled the ball well. Both
Vales Jan. 11, coming goals were scored by Garcia on
'ace Kathleen on Jan. breakaways with feeds from
nior Night, when 11 Gomez.
11 be honored, includ- Tuesday night was varsity
is Palacios, Mark only against Avon Park at
Oscar Palacios, home, with the girls at 6 p.m.
lubry, Miguel Garcia, and the boys playing at 8. The
Alvarez, Carlos boys won 8-0.
Luis Luna, Octavio "Hardee controlled the ball
Marin Lucatero and and passed well. We were able
ga. to play our game at our level,"
began last week with said Head Coach Dennis Aubry.
ort Made on Monday, Hardee had 20 shots on goal
dee won 2-0. Hardee while limiting Avon Park to just
two shots on goal' Hardee had
five goals by the first water
break and seven by halftime,
reported the coach.
Garcia made two goals,
C a DeLoera -also made a pair of
ItsC an goals and Gomez had three.
Oscar Palacios added one.
fer nc In the final game of the week,
Ld k dHardee went to Mulberry, look-
al ways to reduc ing to avenge an earlier season
al Ways to reduce los. Again, "Hardee controlled
de:
on 'the computer the ball and tempo the entire
in computer ,
)r handheld device game."
b del d level Gustavo Toledo made the
below, eye level, first Wildcat goat in the first 12
rreen should be 15 to p ^
reen should be 15 tov minutes. Oscar Palocios added
-s below eye level a second goal in the third period
r or five inches) as
rom the center of the and Garcia put in a pair of
20 to 28 inches from' insurance goals in the fourth.
.. 8 n r Other varsity players are
screen glare,.particu- Gilberto Cardoza, Ruben
overhead lighting or Velasquez, Manuel Palacios,
g Luis Alonzo and Alexis Arenas.
frequently to keep The JV squad had only two
surface of the eye games last week. They tied at
S eye Fort Meade. "The team played
importantly, students together and with intensity,"
a doctor of optome- said CoachAubry. They tied 1-
comprehensive eye 1, with Hardee's goal coming
n prior to or early in on a: corner kick by Oscar
'1 year to ensure their Duarte. Hardee outshot Fort
healthy and function- Meade 14 to 7.
ry. Early detection On Thursday, the JV also
lent are key in cor- played at' Mulber-y. Hardee's
sion problems and lone goal came when the ball
dents see clearly, bounced off a player from a free
.earn More kick by Duarte.
a nearby optometrist "The team played well. Extra
a nerbyoptmctI.t effort goes to *Gabrie1, Garcia,"
Iditional information eff oes toGabel Garcia,
nsviso an th said the coach.
'of schoolithe eye Other JV players are Ezequiel
twwwaoorg Perez, Frederick Torres,
tists say it's wise for odrigo Rodriguez, Eduardo
when you're working Lopez, Ri-cardo DeSantiago,
wterscureen to'tak Francisco Salgado, Alexis
uter screen totake a. .. -
brea e Chavis', Ro-lando Aleman,
soe t Kenneth Vargas, Gustavo

,WSalizar, Mateo Gomez, Ben
Tamayo, Filistin Luis Michel,
Jose Padilla and Fabian Perada.


Soccer Girls Down Avon Park, Fort Meade


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee girls soccer team
is showing vast improvement.
The varsity girls split their
last four games, losing to Lake
Placid and Mulberry, but win-
ning over Fort Meade and Avon
Park.
When they return from holi-
day break, there will be a pair of
home games as they prepare for
district playoffs. Sebring visits
on Jan. 10 and Lake Wales on
Jan. 11 when seniors Andrea
Castaneda, Alejandra
Castaneda, Joane Gonzalez and
Gaby Montero will play their
final home game.
Class 2A-District playoffs are
in Lake Placid Jan. 14-18.
Hardee goes in with a 2-8
record, both wins over Avon
Park. Also in the district are
Frostproof, DeSoto, Mulberry
and the host school, Lake
Placid.
Backtracking to Dec. 14, the
girls greeted Lake Placid with a
different squad which lost 5-1
in Lake Placid. "Then we lost
with several offsides penalties
as we had been working on
pushing the defense off. This
-was a good, but rough game and
we had only one offsides penal-
ty," noted Coach Nicole Aubry.
Hardee got in the winning
bracket at home against Fort
Meade on Dec. 17 and won
again as they had a 1-0 victory
over the Lady Miners on. Nov.
26. This time, Freshman Mar-


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tha Valadez made both Lady
Cat goals.
Hardee was also home on
Dec. 18, on the front end of a
varsity-only girls-boys evening
of action. Several of the varsity
girls were out for cheerleading
and the varsity also has had sev-
eral injuries and made full use
of new trainer Meagan Taylor,
who has become quite an asset,
said Coach Aubry.
Aubry pulled up a half dozen
JV players to supplement the
seven left on the varsity. "They
played very well and talked
together well and gave us the
win. Valadez put three goals on
the scoreboard and JV freshman
Savannah Aubry added the final
Hardee goal.
Hardee finished up the week
with a Thursday visit from
Mulberry, another district oppo-
nent, which had beaten Hardee
8-I in Mulberry on Dec. 4.
Mulberry scored in the first
three minutes. Hardee then held
the Lady Panthers scoreless'
until five minutes before the
half, when they scored a sur-
prise goal, which left Hardee
unsettled and allowed Mulberry
another goal before the half.
Hardee regrouped at the half
and talked about how the
Panthers were pulling the
defense to one side and going
down the other. With the
changes made, Hardee held
Mulberry scoreless in the sec-
ond half, while Valadez added a
goal for Hardee in the 3-1 loss.


"We've had trouble with
being slack in the second half
and this was the difference. We
didn't slack off in the second
half. We may be the sleeper and
surprise some people come dis-
trict playoff time," said Coach
Aubry.
Other varsity players are
Elizabeth Alvarez, Amalia
Rivera, Rurya Olivares, Farrah
Muntz, Gaby Montero, Mc-
Kenzie Garacia, Ana Galvez,
Brooke Conley, Diana Chavez,
Ashley Baker and Addison'
Aubry.
The first-year JV team has
done well overall. Against Lake
Placid on Dec. 14, Hardee won
2-1, with goals by Veronica
Rivera and Savannah Aubry.
Against Fort Meade, the
game ended in a 1-1 tie. Aubry
scored early and the game
remained a defensive struggle,
with Fort Meade getting a goal
in the last quarter.
Hardee. won 1-0 against
Mulberry, dominating the first
half and allowing Mulberry
almost no shots. Vanessa
Miranda scored to give Hardee
the victory.
Other JV players are Jazmin
Alvarado, Silvia Alvarez,
Tiffany Flores, Jacqueline Pe-
rez, Erika .Ramirez, Marisela
Ramos, April Soliz, Ana To-
ledo, Maria Zamora, Valentina
Cordoza, Senida Garcia,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TH
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION'
CASE NO. 25-2012-CA-000474
JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY
Plaintiff,
V.
LURENA BLANDIN A/K/A LURIN
BLANDIN, et al,
Defendant(s).
_____________/


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NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LURENA BLANDIN A/K/A
LURINA BLANDIN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
514 WILL DUKES ROAD
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property Hardee
County, Florida:
LOTS 3 AND 4, LESS THE
WEST 30 FEET OF LOT 4,
BLOCK 16, MAGNOLIA
MANOR, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of 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
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on this 13 day of
December, 2012.
B.HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Court
.... .. By: Connie .Coker
As Deputyflerk
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 Florida Relay Service.
12:20,27c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 252012CA000134
HEINZ J. BECKER and ADRA J.
BECKER,
Plaintiffs,
V.
DAVID R. PARRISH, ANITA A.
PARRISH, and UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.. /

CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
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 sell
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 and
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,
Florida.
Aoy person claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 7 day of December,
2012
B. Hugh Bradley, CLERK
Circuit Court of Hardee County
By: Connie Coker


Deputy Clerk
12:20,27c


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
And there were shepherds
living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their
flocks at night. An angel of
the Lord appeared to them
and the glory of the Lord
shone around them, and
they were terrified.
Luke 2:8-9 (NIV)


FRIDAY
,But the-angel said to them,
"Do not be afraid. I bring you
good news of great joy that
will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David, a
Savior has been born to you.
He is Christ the Lord. This
will be asign to you. You will
find the baby wrapped in
cloths and lying in a
manger."
Luke 2:10-12 (NIV)

SATURDAY
When the angels had left
them, and gone into heaven,
the shepherds said to one
another, "Let's go to
-Bethlehem, and see this
thing that has happened,
which the Lord has told us
about." So they hurried off
and found Mary and Joseph
and the Baby who was lying
in a manger.
Luke 2:15-16 (NIV)

SUNDAY
When they had seen Him,
they spread the word con-
cerning What had been .told
them about this child, and all
who heard it were amazed at
what the shepherds told
them. ... The shepherds(
returned, glorifying and
praising God for all the
things that they had heard
* and seen, which were just as
they had been told.
Luke 2:17a,18 (NIV)

MONDAY
When He was 12 years old,
his parents went to
Jerusalem for the Feast of
the Passover.... When it was
over, the boy Jesus stayed
behind in Jerusalem. ...
After three days, they found
Him in the Temple courts, sit-
ting among the teachers, lis-
tening to them and asking
them questions.
Luke 2:41,42b,46 (NIV)

TUESDAY
Everyone who heard Him
was amazed at His under-
standing and His answers.
... "Why were you searching
for Me," He asked his par-
ents. "Didn't you know I had
to be in My Father's house?"
But they did not understand
what He was saying.
Luke 2:47,49-50 (NIV)

WEDNESDAY
Then He went down to
Nazareth with them, and was
obedient to them. ... And
Jesus grew in wisdom and
stature, and in favor with
God and man.
Luke 2:51a,52 (NIV)

All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


Holiday Changes
Garbage Pickup
The unusual Tuesday holi-
day will change garbage
pickup around the county.
The county landfill will be
closed on Jan. 1 and will
close early on New Year's.
Eve as soon as all the
garbage trucks are done.
Hardee Disposal will pick up
Tuesday's route on Friday,
Jan. 4.
Bowling Green will have
regular pickup on Monday
and pick up Tuesday's route
on Wednesday. In Wau-
chula, both the north and
south routes will be picked
up on Monday. By February,
the city plans to pick up both
rotes on Mondays and
Thursday and use the rest
of the week for yard trash
pickups.


NOTICE

HARDEE COUNTY

On Monday, January 14, 2013, the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
and the Planning and Zoning Board will participate in a
...tour of Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC mining and reclamation
operations.

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

For more information please call (863) 773-0136.
12:27c



Public Notice of

Meeting Location Change

The Hardee County Economic Development Council and
the Industrial Development Authority regular scheduled
meeting for January 08, 2013 will be held at the Hardee
County Utilities Department Conferende Room located at
2428 Commerce Court BoWling Green, Fl 33834 at 9:00am,
If you would like further information please contact the of-
fice at (863)773-3030.

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

Jim See, IDA CHAIRMAN
Vanessa Hernandez, EDC Chair Woman
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY/ Economic
Development Council
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 12:27c



NOTICE OF MEETINGS

FOR 2013

The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority /
Economic Development Council will hold monthly
meetings at 9:00 a.m. at 412 West Orange Street,
Wauchula, Fl.

For more information call the Economic Development
office at 863/773-3030.
Schedule as follows:
Jan 08 Apr 09 July 09 Oct 08
Feb 12 May 14 Aug 13 Nov 12
Mar 12 June 11 Sept 10 Dec 10
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled per-
son needing to make special arrangements should con-
tact the Economic Development office at least forty-eight
(48) hours prior to the meeting.

Jim See, IDA Chairman
Vanessa Hernandez, EDC Chairman
Hardee County Industrial Development Authority
Hardee County, Florida 12:27c


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Floyd Wayne Abbey Jr., 28,
Wauchula, and Amanda J.
Benner, 29, Wauchula.
Arron Ray Chapman, 33,
Wauchula, and Molly Elizabeth
Cooper, 21, Greenville, Tenn.
Edward Charles Kilgore Jr.,
23, Zolfo Springs, and Amber
Lorene Smith, 20, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Portfolio Recovery Associ-
ates vs. Jack K. Fraker, volun-
tary dismissal.
RAS Group Inc. vs. Otto R.
Humphrey, voluntary dismissal.
Asset Acceptance vs. Laurie
L. Linder, stipulated judgment.
Citibank vs. Inez Hall, vol-
untary dismissal.
Capital One Bank vs. Jack F.
Hennig, judgment.
Blake Medical Center vs.
Judy E. Nobles, stiputilatedjudg-
ment.
CACH LLC vs. Amanda
Rivera, default judgment.

SThere was no misdemeanor
court last week as it was trial
week, but two cases were set-
tled.
Sherisa Jones, criminal mis-
chief, adjudication withheld,
probation one year, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fees, $50 cost of pros-
ecution, $50 investigative costs,
50 hours community service;
battery, not prosecuted:
Ryan Thomas, battery,
acquitted.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:"
Veronica Marie McCumber
and the state Department of
Revenue (DOR) vs. Jeremy Lee
Moulden, petition for child sup-
port.
Lizet Arana and DOR vs.
Matthew Ray Torres, petition
for child support.
Luis Alfonso Cosme Sr. and


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 26th 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.: 252012TD010OXXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 1227c


Courtouse epor


DOR vs. Melinda Sue Seay,
petition for child support.
Jodi Kathleen Oakes and
DOR vs. Ruben J. Figueroa,
petition for child support.
Marisol.Huerta and DOR vs.
Edward Garcia, petition for
child support.
Mary A. Trevino-Castillo
and DOR vs. Brenda Lee
Trevino, petition for child sup-
port.
. Joe Allen Hearns and DOR
vs. Calvin L. McLeod, petition
for child support.
Ashley N. Contreras and
DOR vs. Savas Reynosa, peti-
tion for child support. '

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Heinz J. Becker and Adra J.
Becker vs. David R. Parrish et
al, judgment of mortgage fore-
closure.
Cesar Medina vs. Icela
Collazo, order.
Lorenza Salazar and DOR
vs. George Alamia, child sup-
port terminated.
Chase Bank vs: David Al-
britton Jr., voluntary dismissal.
Jon Pacheco vs. Deanna
Williams, dismissed.
Karen Harrison Counts vs.
Richard E. Taylor, order.
Emma Williams and DOR
vs. Sadie M. Williams, child
support order.

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

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the officeof the clerk of court:
Advantage Environmental
Services Inc. to John Dane and
Charlotte J. Terrell, and Juan
and Araceli Plata, $50,000.
Rolando Matos to Manuel
Vicente Alvarado Murcies,
$25,000.
David E. Barringer to Billy
and Janice Hill, $30,000.
Earl L. Denny Jr. to Denney
Grove & Ranch Inc., $260,828.


Jokes & Philosophies

By Truman A. Thomas
1098 Memorial Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
Ph. (863) 453-3589
You know they say good things come in small portions ... now
take dessert, for instance.

What is hell? It is what fire control is all about.

Ironically, that which a coward fears most all his life will be
the last thing he will do, and that is to die.
Remember, he who makes you feel like a million can cost you
plenty.

Romance is definitely a contact sport.

How do we get old? One wrinkle at a time.

Hard as it may be to accept, most all families have theis own
totem pole ... some elevated higher than others, some lower than
others.
Unlike some people I have absolutely no fear of death what-
soever, but I don't want to do it while I'm living.

We go, go, go all of our lives until we are gone.

Among several reasons Bennedict Arnold betrayed America_
one reason was that his wife was a big spender in her day. If he had
written a song about her, the title would probably be something like,
this ... "You're my reason for treason."



Your Business Could Appear lerel
Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels
At The Herald Advocate




NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO.: 840 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009

Description of Property:

LOT 7 BLK D
SUBURBAN ACRES
210P210

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

Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF JOHNNY
CHEEKS

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
9TH 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 ;
12:6-27c




NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO.: 1431 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009

Description of Property:

5 AC S1/2 OF NE1/4 OF SW1/4 OF
SE1/4 SUBJECT TO W 30 FT FOR
RD EASEMENT 3-34S-27E
OR224P424 409P421 411P574
QC-692P75

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

Name in which assessed: JOSE ANTONIO MARTINEZ

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






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Weightlifters Prepare

For Final Stretch


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With the majority of their
short season behind them,
Hardee girls weightlifting will
gear up for the home stretch
affer the holidays.
All eyes are on the Sub-
Regional meet at LaBelle on
Jan. 11. Lifters have to qualify
there if they hope to participate
in the regional at Port Charlotte
on Jan. 25. The state meet is at
the Kissimmee Civic Center on
Feb. 9.
With a small squad, Hardee
has not been able to win against
other schools with full teams.
And, Rachel Burton and Rosy
Lopez have not been available



LUNCH PATROL!


for recent meets.
* On Dec. 3, Hardee hosted
DeSoto but lost on sheer num-
ber. Hardee got first-place fin-
ishes from Dieunide "Dee Dee"
Metayer, Merislene Cimeus and
Briana Gardner, while Anjelica'
Jackson and Erica Roberts
picked up second-place points
and April Garland placed third.
Other lifters are Marissa
Chancey, Sylvia Martinez and
Summer Sisum.
On Dec. 13, in a busy meet at
Sebring, Hardee got second-
place points from Gardner and
Metayer in their weight classes,
'while Cimeus and Sisum placed
third.


JV Girls Win Big


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of the Herald-Advocate
The Hardee junior varsity
girls finished up the first season
early.
The JV girls didn't play in
last week's only games as they
were varsity-only encounters
against Fort Meade and Au-
burndale.
The junior girls get going
again on Jan. 7 when Hardee
hosts Avon Park in the tradi-,
tional double-header, with the
JV playing at 6 p.m. and the
,varsity immediately afterward.
In its last two games, the
Hardee JV used the entire
bench freely, building up a big
lead and coasting to the end.
Against Frostproof on Dec.
13, the girls won 46-8.
Soph Jakaysha Lindsey had
the hot hand with a pair of


deuces and pair of treys in the
first half for 10 points before
she sat for the rest of the game.
Freshman Desira Martinez
had eight points, soph Alexi
Santana and freshman Annabel
Retana each seven points, soph
Makayla Faulk six, and fresh-
man Brooke Faulk and soph
Catherine "Cat" Jackson each
four points. Soph Halley
Williams and junior Aundra
Pace each contributed defen-
sively.
At Lakeland Teneroc, it was
similar. Hardee scored 18
points in the first period and
eased off in the 52-4 win.
Pace, Jackson and Lindsey
led the scoring with 10 points
apiece. Makayla Faulk had six,
Santana five, Retana four,
Martinez three, and Brooke
Faulk and Williams two apiece.


Light One Candle
By Gerald M. Costello
The Christophers


JESUS' CHRISTMAS LIST
Is this another Christmas season like the ones we've come to
know in recent years?
You know what I mean: another season where we wonder if
there's still room for Christ inChristmas, where a Christmas creche
draws a protest, where a greeting of "Merry Christmas!" brings
forth a snarl instead of a smile.
You can get angry at all this, of course; indignation is a per-
fectly understandable response.
But there's another way, too, one that involves no anger and no
confrontation. It came to me in a friend's e-mail at this time last
year, and I saved it to share with you this Christmastime. Imagine,
if you will, Christ himself saying these words which makes it,
indeed, a Christian response. Here goes:
If you-want to celebrate My birth (Jesus says), here is my wish
list. First, just get along and love one another. Instead of writing
letters of protest objecting to th. ay My birthday is being cele-.
brated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home.
They can use them, especially at this time of year.
Visit someone in a nursing-home. You don't have to know him
personally. He just needs to know that someone cares about him.
Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford
and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of
My birth, and why I cameto live with you down here. Hold them
in your arms and remind them that I love them.
Pick someone who has hurt you in the past, and forgive him.
Did you know that someone in your town will try to take their
own life this season because they feel so alone and helpless? Since
you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet
a warm smile and a kind word. It could make the difference!
If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary
- someone who takes My love and Good News to those who have
never heard My name.
Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief and
your loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in
secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by
your actions that you are one of Mine.
Remember to love Me, and do what I've told you to do. Check
out this list, and get to work.
For a free copy of "The Power of Humility," write: The
Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; o0 e-mail:
mail@christophers.org.


S. COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchula Elementary School's Safety Patrol members line up to enjoy a Subway luncheon, given in appreciation of
all of their hard work and service to the school. Each patrol member volunteers and provides service to -the school
before and after classes weekly. They all enjoyed this luncheon after an exciting field trip to the Wauchula Police
Department, where they delivered cookies, cards and good cheer to the workers there. While at the WPD, they were
treated to a tour that included seeing a Tazer, patrol car and police motorcycles. -. ';


flapptf 2015
May your New Year be filled
with peace and prosperity. :. j


1031 U.S. Highway 17 N.
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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