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The Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


113th Year, No. 5
2 Sections, 16 Pages


Thursday, January 3, 2013


Officials Prepare Audit Responses


By, MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
County Commissioners and
members of the Industrial De-
velopment Authority will meet
within- the week to discuss the
preliminary report released by
the Auditor General and prepare
written explanations concerning
each of the 12 findings concern-
ing the boards.


Responses are due back to
the Auditor General's Office in
Tallahassee by January 18.
The Hardee County Com-
mission will address the report
today (Thursday) beginning at
9:30 a.m. in the commission
chambers, Room 102, Court-
house Annex 1,'412 W. Orange
St., Wauchiula.
The IDA will discuss the


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findings at its meeting at 9 a.m.
on Tuesday. This month's meet-
ing will be held at the Hardee
County Utilities Department
conference room located in,
2428 Commerce Park Court, in
the Hardee County Commerce.
Park off S.R. 62 about one mile
west of U.S. 17.
Two county commissioners
tried to call a special meeting,


A year ago Don Faulkner didn't expect to live long, under oxygen all the time (left photo).
healthy, happy bundle of energy.


over the holidays to discuss the
.report.
Commissioner Grady John-
son attempted to call a special
meeting by mailing County
Manager Lex Albritton and fel-
low commissioners.
'He stated the "tone of the ten-
tative findings" warranted an
"emergency special meeting to
proceed appropriately and


COURTESY PHOTOS
Today (at right), he is a


A New Year A New Life


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What a difference a year
makes!
An eleventh hour surgery
saved his life. With a new lease
on life; the 50-year-old is look-
ing forward. to enjoying his
family, watching his grandchil-
dren grow up.
At this time last year, Don
Faulkner was facing a downhill
slide which almost resulted in
his death in May. When he had
liver transplant surgery, doctors
told him he wouldn't have last-
ed another week or two.
"The Lord was in it all the
time. The closer you feel to
death, the more you feel Him.


He was with me in surgery. I
felt at peace about it," says the
soft-spoken computer guru for
the Hardee .County Clerk of
Courts. "I had people all over
the world praying for me. I give
God the glory. That song. *!
Can Only Imagine', kept run-
ning through my mind. I knew
God was in it," says Faulkner.
During the entire spring, as
his health deteriorated, Faulk-
ner continued to work. He is-
grateful for the cooperation of
his boss, Clerk of Courts B.
Hugh Bradley, who "graciously
allowed me to come in, work as
long as I could and work from
.home the rest of the day."
Faulkner says he tried to keep


up, keep fighting even to the
last day, taking his dog for at
walk every day, dragging his
oxygen tank behind him.
. On May 16, he went home at
noon and faced the fact that he
just couldn't go on. He and his
wife Renee prayed about it.
Within an hour, he was called to
rush to Tampa General Hospital
for the surgery. Within weeks,
he was able to return to work.
Faulkner suffered from a
non-alcoholic genetic liver dis-
ease, inherited from both'par-
ents. His father died in 2002
and his mother in 2006.
He began having skewed
liver function results nearly 20
years ago, but thought he would.


A Year In Review: July To December


The following concludes a look
at Hardee County's top stories
of 2012. This week, the news-
makers in the last half of the
year, July through December,



WEATHER

12126 80 53 0.12
12127 67 43 0.00
12/28 74 42 0.59
12/29 78 52 0.01
1230 58 40 oo00
12/31 75 45 0.00
01101 78 50' 0.00
IOTAL RainfaU to 01/01/13 42.62
Sam period last year 51.64
Tn Year Average 50.25
Source: Unlv. of R. One Research Center

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




8 33913 00075 7


JULY
"This is the right time for my
family and I to begin a new
chapter in our lives." Wauchula
Police Chief William C. Beattie
officially announced his up-
coming retirement on Monday
in a letter to City Manager Terry
Atchley and the Wauchula City
Commission.

An alleged meth lab cooking
its narcotic- and volatile- prod-
uct right next a ball field where
children play has been shut
down by the Hardee County
Drug Task Force.

Fourteen people allegedly
defrauded by a funeral director
they trusted have been reim-
bursed by a statewide vicitms'
fund, Wauchula police say.

A 47-year-old Zolfo Springs
woman has been accused of
stealing over $30,000 in gov-
ernment funds. Jackie Bandy
was arrested early Friday and
charged with multiple counts of
grand theft, uttering a forged
instrument and petit theft, for
140 counts in all.
AUGUST
"Where ya from?" That's a
question Thomas Santarlas,
candidate for Sheriff, said he


doesn't like to hear. Nor
answer. He'll tell you he lives in
Hardee County, but his neigh-
bors in Hillsborough County
will tell you otherwise.
The first step in the Fort
Green Liquid Natural Gas stor-
age and refueling facility is
past. The Hardee County Com-
mission voted to approve the
requested Major Special Ex-
ception for the proposedfacility
in northwest Hardee County.
One of the largest employers
in Hardee County is currently
under scrutiny. The Florida
Institute for Neurologic Reha-
bilitation (FINR) has become
the subject of national media
attention following a July 29
report in the Bloomberg News
alleging abuse at the facility off
Vandolah Road west of Wau-
chula.

Two men affiliated with a
startup children's sports league
ran into trouble with the law
this past week. Christopher
Michael Rich and Jimie Perez
were accused in separate inci-
dents of drug violations.
More charges have been filed
on a once trusted local account-
See REVIEW 3A


hot have problems until he was
nearer 60 years old. Rapid .tin
weight loss coupled with loss of In
energy moved that schedule up. th
His wife of 32 years, Renee, A
remembers it better. "I began C
noticing it six or seven years A
See NEW LIFE 3A ba




Mayhem
By JOAN SEAMAN 1
Of The Herald-Advocate 2
There was no holiday for 2
crime in Hardee County.
Although the incidents hap- F
opened before or on Christmas Ir
Day, five people were arrested a
on Dec. 26 and charged with w
violent crimes. ed
In a Dec. 21 incident at a
business on U.S. 17 just north ii
of the SR 62 intersection, G
Tabatha Marie Prestridge and fi
Kristine Michele George, ,both "]


quickly Albritton added "from my
Commissioner Mike Thomp- discussions with the commis-
an replied stating he agreed sioners it is not an opposition to
ith Johnson and supported a special meeting but Father the
ailing a special meeting. timing especially due to the hol-
Albritton replied to Johnson iday schedule."
ating that in July of 2012 the Birge went on in her email to
commission adopted new rules point out to fellow commission-
id procedures that stated only ers that the BOCC has no
ie Chairman, Vice-Chairman authority over the IDA except
r the County Manager has the to remove board members.
ithority to call a special meet- The BOCC also has no
ag. authority over the Economic
Commission Chairwoman Development Authority, which
ue Birge responded that she was also cited in the audit
id not feel it was necessary to report for not ensuring grant
all a special meeting and she reimbursement requests were
wouldd put it on the next meet- adequately supported.
big's agenda for discussion. "The only issue therefore rel-
Albritton later ,replied to ative to the BOCC. board is
ohnson that he had spoken to determination of whether the
.ick Knight and Colon Lam- IDA is a 'component unit' of the
ert and each preferred waiting BOCC," Birge said.
ntil Thursday's meeting to dis- Birge said it was not under-
uss the findings. See AUDIT 2A



What Will 2013 Bring?
By JOAN SEAMAN and coordination. Businesses in-
if The Herald-Advocate the Commerce Park now pro-
There was a lot of activity all vide work for at least 160
round the county in 2012 and employees, with expansion of
lost of it will continue for two' businesses coming up as)
013 even though diminished funding eases.
revenues will curtail.some of it. There is also development
The new year should see outside the U.S. 17/Industrial
completion of four-laning U.S. Park oEnterprise-Zones, with
7 from south of Zolfo Springs National Solar, BioNitrogen
Sweetwater. Design, engi- and a liquid gas facility in vari-
eering and construction on the ous phases of engineering/con-
smaining portion to the De- struction.
oto County line is still a cou- COUNTY
le of years out on the state Roads, buildings and other
ansportation plan. The final projects remain on the horizon
base of restructuring and four- for the} county in fiscal year
ning through Zolfo Springs is 2012-13, which began Oct. 1.
bout a half dozen years away. Construction will begin on a
Economic Development con- new five-acre cell at the land-
nues through the county's fill, now that most of the pre-
idustrial Development Au- liminary engineering and per-
ority/Economic Development emitting is being completed.
authority and Wauchula's County staff will also work on
community Redevelopment the retention pond for the
agency plan. Much of it is Industrial Park expansion, a job
Ickground planning, contacts See 2013 3A :




Marks Holidays
8, Christopher Lee Minton, his speech was slurred. He
0, and Matthew John George, allegedly admitted he had been
2, face multiple charges. drinking. The officer was able
And, in a Dec. 25 incident on to calm him down and advised
irst Street in Bowling Green, him not to drive as he could be
-ineo M. Martinez, 58, was arrested for, driving under the
arrested shortly after, midnight influence.
'ith charges including attempt- The officer left, but parked a
d second degree homicide, short distance away in case the
Capt. Brett Dowden provided disturbance began again. In-
iformation on the Bowling stead; he shortly heard gunshots
;reen incident, which stemmed and saw Martinez driving the
rom a complaint of loud music. Jimmy north on First Avenue,
It's one of those dangers law See MAYHEM 2A
enforcement faces in a seem-
igly ordinary complaint which
scalates," he commented.
According to the arresting.
officers, the event started a little
after 8 p.m. when Ofc. Chris
licker responded to a com-
laint of loud music. He located.
/lartinez sitting in his green
;MC Jimmy outside his home
n First Street. The music was
irned off, but when Ofc.
kicker inquired if it- had been
aud, Martinez allegedly got
elligerent and said he knew his
rights. His eyes were bloodshot,
e was unsteady on his feet and


K. George


Crossing Highway

Costs Life

... Story 3A


What Spurred

economic Woes

.. Story 1B


Football To

Change Districts

... Story 3B





700
Plus 5t Sales Tax








2A The Herald-Advocate, January 3, 2013


HUNGRY CUF EWS
The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Counity's Hometown Coverage

JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor --


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


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RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SAN'TAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

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


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SKelly's Column stoo
of-
By Jim repo
final
B
Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Btcs for winning their final recti
game over Atlanta and, improving last year's 4-12 record to 7-9, and
stopping a 5-game, losing streak. : aqdi

Andre Jackson, an editorial writer for the Atlanta Journal- viev
Constitution, on Dec.,23 wrote America'faces challeiiges and diffi- Tie,
culties, but not so bad as the 1929 Stock Market crash, the Great ney
Depression that followed in the early 1930s, the World War II years subi
and the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1941, and the September eral
11, 2001, terrorist attack, in New.York City and our nation's capi- "
tal. geni
He writes that troubles do not last always. The foundation of tion
America remains the strongest in the world. America has many acc(
smart, hard-working people from all over the globe ,. com
"We largely:live and work together in harmony, despite 'the T
substantial differences that threaten to outweigh our common aspi- find
rations. We work things out peacefully, with exceeding rare rang
exception. We will persevere." ic d
Jackson writes weshould.wish our governmental leaders wis- cial
dom to work through troublesome OlIdtle'iges '4ftlh'fd itiit i'isir- I i'e.
rfinurunble "",e hjrie delt -Inh tHfeFilikes befOigr. iWe will do it o T
again. This ,till -\'iun republic i11 prevail.'A few deranged gun-: .may
mei cannot change that." .Stat
He recommends "savoring the companionship of family and ing
friends, hug our children, "and continue striving to live upright mill
lives. L
ming
Florida's minimum wage has now increased 1-2 cents an hour invi
to $7.79. of t
-t ,the
Prominent Tampa attorney Bill McBride, 67, who died Dec. 12 into
of a heart attack, was a nice guy. The Democrat ran for governor in afoi
2002, losing to incumbent Jeb Bush, a Republican. grain
His wife, banker and Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex T
Sink, ran:for governor in 2010 and loln to Republican Rick Scott. auth
McBride once ran the big law firm of Holland and Knight. He dev
was a great high school fullback at Leesburg and a Marine. He was in f
an assistant two years ,for Chester field Smith, president of the F
American Bar Association. McBride lo'ed to;help people. agr
'' .- the
Wes Bartel, Disciplesh'ip Mlinisilies Director of the General con
Council "of the A'emblie-' of God in Springfield, Mo., spoke in des
early 2010' to a teachers .ippiet;iiion luncheon in Wauchola, His L
topic, was "The. Church's'Role ihf Developing the Conscience." .to a
He said the conscience is a God-given prompting that sounds and
an alarm when we, are faced with potentially harmful or compro- eco
rising decisions. It operates on thehbasic human emotions of fear agr
and guilt. L
The conscience is formed 'and developed through the consis- speq
tent enforcement of established a6soluites. There is a distinct sense able
of right and wrong. L
Bartel said the Bible spoke of the Tree of Knowledge of Good, 288
and Evil, allowing for .he development- of conscjeice' and intro-' non
during the first sense of rigflt and wrong,, the opportunity for
choice, and the reality of accoutntability. ,
The standard, he said, is taught by three major channels -
family, church and school. .
Bartel said an effective approach to dealing with teenage
promiscuity and crime must be fortified with. scripture and sup-
ported by family, church and school. .
Bartel said 10 essentials that develop a healthy conscience in
children are teaching:
1. There is such a thing as right and wrong.
2. The concept of priorities.
3. The-importance of controlling their tongues.
4. Within each of us is a spiritual component that must be las
given deliberate attention to develop if we are to know life to its ha
fullest, ., on
5. Respect for authority. ch
6. Respect others. us
7. The importance of keeping themselves pure. ., wa
8. Responsibility. hy
9. Be honest: .
10. Be thankful for what they h4ve. qu
''. ;' SD


Week Ending: December 23, 2012
-Weather Summary: The arrival of winter brought a cold front
to Florida with the coldest temperatures so far. Average low term-
peratures ranged from the mid-20s, mainly in north Florida, to the
mid-40s. Alachua recorded the lowest at 25 degree- and Fort
Lauderdale the highestat 46 degrees .Average high daytime 'tem-
peratures ranged from the 70s to the 80s with Marianna recording
the lowest at 74 degrees.and Immokalee the highest at 84 degrees.
Rainfall -viried from no rainfall to almost two inches Tiainly in' he
northwest.

Field Crops: Warm weather helped grasses grow slowly. Cool
season plantings were in need of rain.


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PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
This flock of white curlews was spotted at 121 South Seventh Ave. in Wauchula on Monday, Dec. 31. They were eating
worms and insects. The birds usually live in the country but often come to the city and walk through yards to forage.
They are related to the American white ibis and often forage in shallow ponds and other wet areas.


AUDrIT __
Continued From. 1A


d by the BOCC or the Clerk
Court that county financial
irts should have included
ncial activities of the IDA.
ill Lambert, executive di-
or of the IDA, has detailed
lengthy responses to all 10
it findings against the IDA.
is responses will be ,re-
ved by the IDA members on
sday along with IDA Attor-
Ken Evers before being
nitted to the Auditor Gen-

The IDA will remain dili-
t to facilitate the diversifica-
of this economy while
opting criticism and wel-
ling support," Lambert said.
he IDA was faulted with 10
[ings in the report that
;ed from the use of econom-
.evelopment funds to finan-
reporting and administra-
is-.ue
'he first finding.aid the ID-\,
e not have complied with
e Statute 159 when award-
a technology grant of $2.65
lion to Bluewater: .,
ambert responded the word-
"may not have complied"
ted debate and Chapter 159
he Florida Statutes provides
IDA .the authority to enter
Agreements such as the
rementioned technology
nt.
'he. IDA has the statutory
lority to "foster economic
elopment" and take actions
urtherance thereof, he said.
findingg two alleges the grant:
cement used by the IDA on
Bluewater project did not
tain sufficient project
criptions of.deliverables.
Lambert said thie project Wag
.lso infuse economic growth
diversity 'into the county
nomy.. and theft 'siicessor
eement 'vjith' Continuum
is 'addresses, additional
cifically definable de!iver-
:s.
lambert wrote State Statute
defining the IDA as an eco-
fid development agency,
1


EVERYTHING LOST!
.A page One cutline in
st week's issue should
Ive said the Dec. 22 fire
, Melendy Street in Wau-
ula was extinguished
ing 4,000 gallons of
iter from a, nearby
drant.
Extinguishing the fire
ickly prevented its
read to other structures.
ernen, remained on the
ene for- three hours to
sure there were no stray
nbers.
At The Herald-Advocate,
e want accuracy to be a
'en, not just our goal. If
u believe we have print-
an error in fact, please
II to report it. We will
view the information, and
we find it needs correc-
n or clarification, we will
so here.
To make a report, call
managing Editor Cynthia
ahl at 773-3255.


clearly establishes the ability of
economic development agen-
cies to fund incentives other
than capital projects along with
protection under certain confi-
dentiality situations.
SFinding three states the IDA
did not demonstrate of record
that it adequately monitored the
technology grant.
He said IDA management
concurs it'did-not demonstrate
of record that it adequatel
monitored the technology grant,
but that does not mean the grant
was not properly monitored.'
SLambert said the documenta-
tion was intentionally- not kept
in possession of the IDA be-
cause of concern over properly
defining the "public's right to
know over the company's right
to privacy as afforded thru a
non-disclosure agreementt"
SFjndulig' four 'ta.tes;it~,'JD
,Jid, it'i! p.erftormr 'an uai' fi1
prior to entering into an agree-
ment with Peace River Electric
Cooperative for providing
emergency electrical power.
Lambert said the resource of
backup, power under the cir-
cumstances has no readily
available substitute in the mar-
ket place and he felt this was a
better option than the IDA buy-
inrg its own backup generator to
operate and maintain.
Finding five stated the IDA
broke the law by failing to file
required annual financial re-
ports with the state." :' :
Lambert said the IDA failed
to register as a special district
which caused the reports'not to
be filed.
He said the IDA is now in
compliance except for the fiial
determination of the compo-
nent/non-component status and
its effect on the filing of annual
financial reports.
Finding six stated the IDA
had not taken full corrective
action in response to a previous
independent auditor.
Lambert replied that correc-
tive actions'have been taken on
these issues. -. .
Finding seven was for not.,
timely. removing its former
treasurer as a signer on IDA
accounts .
Lambert responded that after
the former 'treasurer's arrest
.was known, hiswritten resigna-
tion was .immediately obtained:
and accounts were frozen or
monitored by both hanks and
removal of authorized signature
for Manley was requested.-
Also he said the IDA "had no
knowledge this had not
occurred, nor did we know two
bank accounts only required
one signature and both issues
have been corrected."
Finding eight, stated the IDA
did not have a written agree-
ment with the Economic
Development Council regard-
ing a staff arraignment.
Lambert said the outcome of
the audit findings will affect the
agreement language between
the IDA and EDC.
Finding nine stated the IDA
did not comply with State
Statutes in selecting a construc-
tion management company.
Lambert said the IDA contin-
ues to improve its construction
management procedures, espe-
cially with the clarity provided
by the audit.
Finding 10 faulted the IDA
for not adequately monitoring
performance of Rapid Systems


to construct a broadband net-
work. /
Lambert said the IDA and
Rapid System are building a
system that has never been built
anywhere before.
Additionally he said the final
report will define the accom-




MAI
Continue
and running a stop sign. The
officer was able to stop the
vehicle on Mason-Dixon and
had the man exit the vehicle,
where he was handcuffed',
searched and placed in a patrol
car.
A search of the vehicle
showed a recently fired .38
revolver with six spent shells,
ari''pen o'. of .38 "ad'9'i m
.jimuiiilo;'n. anid' a cold 'openff
can of beer as well as addition-
al beer in' the back seat of the
vehicle.
Meanwhile, Cpl. Robert
Ehrenkaufer had visited at the
Lyndel and Ada Merle Ayers
home, where Mr. Ayers advised
he had been in the yard when
Martinez, his neighbor, drove
up, produced a hand gun, point-
ed it at him and began shooting.
Although' none hit him, he'
could tell by the muzzle flash of
the weapon that there were sev-
eral shots.
Martinez was charged with
two felonies, attempted second
degree homicide with a deadly
weapon and discharging a mis-
sile into a dwelling/vehicle, and
a pair of misdemeanors, using a
firearm under the influence and
DUI. Bail was $101,000.
In an unrelated'incident on
Dec. 21, Henry "Hank" Wil-
liams was attacked in the office
of his mechanic shop on U.S.
17 North and suffered a head
injury and stab wound..Accord-
irig to police reports, when
interviewed at the hospital, he
named four youhg adults as his
assailants. He was airlifted to
Tampa General Hospital, treat-
ed and released.


plishments of the project and
will be presented to the IDA for
approval.
The project will then either
be transferred to Rapid Systems
or such transfer would be
delayed until the IDA is satis-
fied.





?d From 1A
An investigation/was initiat-
ed, including reviewing video
surveillance tapes from adja-
cent businesses, and interviews
with Williams. Finally, all four
alleged assailants were located
on SR 64 West in Zolfo Springs,
where the tan Chevrolet Subur-
ban seen in videos was parked.
Police interviewed them sep-
arl-ieli, at fthe residence and later
at the Sheriff's Office. One took
officers" to an orange grove
where the alleged weapon, a
folding pocket knife was
buried, and it was recovered.
All four gave conflicting stories
and ones which did not agree
with the video evidence and the
victim's statements, who al-
leged it was an attempted theft
of money he had gottenearlier
in the day from the sale of a
vehicle.
Basically, it appears that
Matthew George and the two
women entered the shop office,
and engaged Williams in con-
versation, alerting Minton by
cell phone. Minton came up
behind Williams and hit him. In
the following altercation, Wil-
liams was stabbed. The alleged
assailants grabbed some meth-
amphetamine on a mirrored
plate and fled. They later
smoked the methamphetamine.
Each of the four was charged
with the first degree felony of
robbery with a weapon, second
degree felony of aggravated
battery using a deadly weapon,
and third degree felonies of
destroying or tampering with
evidence and illegal use of a
two-way communication de-
vice.


Mia is a female Tabby.
She is gray and black with a short coat and long tail.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or.
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.








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which will be reimbursed from
IDA funds.
Torrey Oaks subdivision may
be added to the county's water/-
wastewater system. Although
quite a few of the homes in the
Wauchula Hills subdivision
were added to county water and
sewer, the county did not get
another state appropriation to
continue this.
Work continues at Hardee
Lakes Park, with permitting and
clearing done for 25 RV camp
spaces. The final work and
amenities (water plant, bath
house/restrooms) will be done
in 2013, along with ah equestri-
an plan and an increase in the
hours the park is open.
The -records building off
South Ninth Avenue should be
completed in 2013. Again, all
the preliminary work was done
in 2012.
As always, most of the road-
work will be done through state
grants. Bostick Road is done
and the County Line Road East
section out of Bowling Gieen
should be completed before the
new year.
The Walker Road extension
into Limestone, Sweetwater
bridges and roadwork, Parnell
Road and North Hammock
Road, Moffitt and smaller road
projects on 15 to 18 miles of
road will be completed in 2013,
most with state road grants.
WAUCHULA
Many of the projects Wau-


ago, just little things mat kept
cropping up. He couldn't eat
things he used to enjoy. He was
dozing at odd moments. He was
so tired that I had to drive when
we went to Georgia to check on
his grandmother."
Then came a series of illness-
es. One doctor treated him for
narcolepsy. His appendix rup-
tured, requiring immediate sur-
gery. He had gall bladder sur-
gery. His cholesterol began to
soar. Over the last three years
,his tastes changed even more.
He got a chest cold and his
immune system was at an all-
time low. He began to have
small blood vessel ruptures
under the skin.
His grandchildren, ages 9 and.
5, didn't understand why they
couldn't sit on or near him. His
feet and face began to swell
often. He began losing weight.
By October 2011 he was
waking up more tired. than
when he went to bed, often tak-
ing a two-hour nap during the
day. It seems the liver shuts
down other organs and his
lungs were working at less and
less capacity. He was put on
oxygen, 24 hours a day and was
able to sleep better.
When his liver counts rose
dramatically, he was referred to
the liver transport team in
Tampa. By January 2011, liver
counts, usually 17, were in the
high 30s on a scale which tops
out at 40. He was moved up on
the transport list. In January, he
was told he had 9 to 10 months
to live. By February, it was six
months. "We knew there were
others, some in worse condi-
tion, but it was hard to be
patient," says his wife.
In late April, Faulkner was
called about a possible trans-
plant, but it turned out that liver
'had some genetic default.
Faulkner continued to work and
try to hold on. A big-boned man
over six feet tall, his weight had
dropped nearly 50 pounds, hov-


chula begun in 2012 will con-
tinue into 2013.
Sidewalks are among them.
The new pathway on East Bay
'Street will be completed and
construction will begin on a
new Stenstrom Road sidewalk.
The city purchased and began
installation of remote read elec-
trical meters for greater accura-
cy and will complete that task-
in 2013. Along with that, the
city passed on to customers a 15
percent reduction in bulk power
cost from changing power
providers and will complete
major hardware upgrades at the
electrical substation and its
complete utility pole identifical
tion project in the coming year.
A new Geographic Informa-
tion System mapping project is
already 80 percent complete on
the electrical system, 60 percent
on water and just started map-
ping the sewer system and city
cemetery. That task will carry
into the new year. In conjunc-
tion with that, upgrades of the
Information Technology depart-
ment now ensures backup of all
financial and activity data daily,
including, backup to a disaster
recovery location.
The city refunded its utility
revenue bonds at a savings of
over $1.9 million over the 117-
year life of the bonds. In the
coming year, there will also be
repair or replacement of 24 city
water hydrants. Extensive re-
pairs to the wastewater plant


digester are done and complete
renovations to the No. 3 lift sta-
tion are slated in the coming
-year.
Major Community Redevel-
opment projects include com-
pleting the Town Center
drainage and parking lot paving
and renovations of the recently
acquired American Legion
parking lot at West Main Street
and U.S. 17
An "employee of the month"
program and new safety manual
enhances the workplace for all
city employees.
BOWLING GREEN
"We've made a lot of posi-
tive progress in Bowling Green
this year," says City. Manager
Jerry Conerly.
In 2012, with a $600,000
state grant, the city replaced
over 5,000 linear feet of old
water lines to provide better
water pressure and reliability. A
county Economic Development
Authority $425,000 grant will
allow construction of 4,365 lin-
ear feet of water main on
Hardee Street for a planned
Commerce Park in southeast
Bowling Green.
For 2013, the city will com-
plete that Hardee Street water
line construction and apply for
additional EDA funding for
design of the Commerce Park.
A state Department of Ec-
onomic Opportunity grant will
pay 92. percent of a complete
sewer' system inspection and
repair to reduce groundwater
and stormwater infiltration into
the sewer lines.
The city will also construct a
Town Center Park on a vacant
downtown lot and also plans to
give the City Hall building a
Sfacelift, with funds provided by
Mosaic.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Zolfo Springs came in for its
share of accolades in 2012, the
20th anniversary of town attor-
ney 'Gerald Buhr, Commission-
er Lois Dandridge's receipt of
the Nettie Draughton Award
from the Ridge League of
Cities, appointment of a 'new
Town Clerk Amanda Gibson.
and reappointment of Mayor
Juan Otero and Vice Mayor'
Didi White.
The community will build on
a lot of the work done in 2012
when water plant improvements
were done as well as expansion
of the wastewater' holding
ponds, doubling capacity for
the wastewater system and
drilling a new well for the water
system.
In 2013, there are plans to
replace old service lines, work
on the storm drains with the
inventory completed last year,-
and replacement and extension
of the culvert under Seventh
Avenue and Elm Street. The




Man Dies


Crossing


Highway
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 36-year-old trying to cross
U.S. 17 in the dark Sunday
night lost his life.
According to Bowling Green
Police Capt. Brett Dowden,
Edmundo Santiago-Guzman,
36, a resident of Mexico work-
ing in the United States, ran into
the path of a Chevy Tahoe
shortly before 7 p.m.
Dowden related that the vic-
tim and his brother had been
shopping at the La Fiesta
Market on the east side of U.S.
17 and were waiting to cross
U.S. 17 to their residence on
Doc Coil Road. Suddenly, the
victim darted across the high-
way, making it to the outside
southbound lane before coming
in front of the Tahoe driven by
Dorothy Martinez of Bowling
Green.
Neither Martinez nor her pas-
senger saw the victim, who was
wearing dark clothing. "There
was no way for her to avoid
him," said Dowden, noting she
stopped immediately and tried
to render aid, as did his brother
and people from the nearby


Presco store. He was pro-
nounced dead by Fire-Rescue
staff responding to the scene.
"There was nothing they
could do," said Dowden, who
noted an autopsy indicated
alcohol intoxication by the
pedestrian may have been a
contributing factor.
Both women in the Tahoe
were wearing seat belts and
were not injured. There are no
charges filed, said Dowden.
Santiago-Guzman became
the seventh person to die on
Hardee County roads in 2012.


town will be completing its first
U.S. Department of Agriculture
wastewater project on new head
works and effluent filters.
The town also hopes to have
the utility projects connect with
the U.S. 17 four-laning done.
When all that work is com-
pleted, the town plans for a ded-
ication of the water and waste-
water plants with invitations to
all who have worked to get all
this additional work done.
There were a lot of sidewalks
done last year, on Fifth Avenue
from U.S. 17 to Schoolhouse
Road and on SR 66 from U.S.
to Acorn Drive and School-
house Road. Roads were re-
placed at Hudson, Oak, Fourth
and some bad areas on other
roads.
In the coming year, focus will
be on installing the recently
received playground equipment
for the Carmen Vasquez Park.
They will purchase of new
equipment, a mower for the
wastewater department, a truck
for the transportation depart-
ment and a truck both depart-
ments can use.
SFinally, there will be a lot of
work done on updating the
town's land development regu-
lations to meet new state
requirements and resolve local
issues.
SCHOOL.BOARD
Last year, there were achieve-
ments in the classroom and out,
on many of the Florida Com-
prehensiveAssessment Test and
the new End of Course testing.
There were 21 new or recent-
ly upgraded computer labs,
making a total of 34 labs serv-
ing Hardee students. Progress
will continue with at least eight
new computer labs in 2013.
Three new school buses im-
proved safety for students.
The coming year's focus will
be on the five-year re-accredita-
tion process and establishing a
career and professional educa-
tion academy at the junior high.

If a nation values anything
more than freedom, it will
lose its freedom; and the
irony of it is that if it is
comfort or money that it
values more, it will lose
that, too.



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ering at me 200 mark. He was
barely able to eat.
As things got worse and.
worse, his three adult children,
and his grandchildren gathered.
When the second call came on
May 16, his wife Renee and son
Ruben took him to Tampa. He
was in surgery all night.
They told his family he
would be unresponsive for three
days, but he woke up the next
day and became agitated. His
eyes had dried nearly shut. He
had IVs in both hands and a
tube in his throat, but he used
sign language to tell his wife
that he was awake.
When his eyes were washed,
and it was indeed evident that
he had "come out of it," he
began to smile. "It was a joy to
be alive. I was so happy,, even
with the pain."
Such patients usually are hos-
pitalized for two to six weeks.
Because of his good condition
from all his walking, Faulkner
was released by the eighth day.
He was walking his dog within
two weeks. He gave up the oxy-
gen in two to three weeks. He
was back to work in seven
weeks.
He, will have to take anti-
rejection drugs the rest of his
life. It will be two years before
he gets all feeling back in his,
abdomen. But, these are little
things, frustrating signs that he
is alive and well.
SHe is an advocate of trans-
plants and encourages people to
be willing to be donors. One
donor can save three, four, five
or more lives, with livers,
hearts, kidneys and eyes.
He is sad and grateful that
someone had to lose their life so
he can live. To others who are
facing the problems he did, he
welcomes talking to them. He
can be reached at the Hardee
Clerk of Courts facebook page
or by e-mail, donaldmack@hot-
mail.com.


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The meet-
ing can be followed on computer by going to www.hard-
eeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of the
courthouse.
It, and past meetings cam also be seen at that link anytime. Each
contains an information packet for the items discussed during the
meeting. The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be
of public interest. Times are approximate except for advertised
public hearings.
Policy to make apartment complexes smoke-free, 8:35 a.m.
Presentation of the annual report, 8:50 a.m.
S- Auditor General's Report, 9:30 a.m.
Appointments for Economic Development Authority, the
Value Adjustment Board and advisory boards/committees.
-This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County' Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.



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ant and civic leader as investi-
gators continue their probe into
the alleged Michael Manley
theft of upwards of $1 million
in client funds.

SEPTEMBER
A teenager who allegedly
spent Friday afternoon breaking
into cars in a subdivision not far
from Hardee Senior High
School was chased and caught
by alert neighbors, authorities
said.

A split vote last week has
allowed the IDA to increase its
membership.

The Hardee County Com-
mission approved CF Industries
proposed South Pasture Exten-
sion by a 4-1 vote Thursday
night, despite recommendations
from county staff and the
Planning and Zoning Board to
deny it.

An e-mail sent from a candi-
date for public office to a cur-
rent county commissioner early
Sunday morning prompted con-
cerns over a possible threat to
her safety.

OCOTBER
One of the three men charged
in a Halloween 2010 murder
has been sentenced in Hardee
Circuit Court. Fernando Vaz-
quez, will spend the next 15
years in Florida State Prison
following a plea hearing last
week.

Thanks to a first-grade teach-
er at ZSE, students there have
had a chance to experience
what is sure to be a once-in-a-
lifeti mement. Last Thurs-
day, Lindsey Cole gave, first
graders the first chance at see-
ing actual moon rocks.

A local public official may be
facing misdemeanor criminal
charges in relationship to the
upcoming General Election.

A truck driver has been
charged. in the deaths of a new
mother and her best friend in a
crash that her husband watched
while following behind with
their infant.

NOVEMBER
.Two reviews, todayy wiigiye.
the public and c~ufmissioai first
looks at the proposed fertilizer
plant in west central Hardee
County.

It was the national races, not
the local ones, which drew the
most Hardee County voters to
the polls in this General
Election. The most ballots,
7,240, were cast in the presi-
dential races.

Final local approval of the
proposed fertilizer plant in west
central Hardee County could be
tonight. BioNitrogen Corp. will
seek approval of a Major
Special Exception during the
zoning portion of the Hardee
County Commission meeting.

The Bluegrass Jubilee on
Friday may have signaled the'
end of an era. Main Street direc-
tor Jessica Newman, who is
also Wauchula's Community
Development Agency director,


told the Wauchula City Com-
mission at its rescheduled meet-
ing last Tuesday, that Friday
Night Live has become tedious
for some of those involved,
business people and volunteers
who put a lot of hours into such
monthly events.

Two Hardee County parents
have reported men making
seductive posts on their 12-
year-old daughters' Facebook
pages. Though the incidents are
unrelated, both reports came in
to the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office within days of each
other, Maj. Randy Dey said.

DECEMBER
A crash early Monday morn-
ing between a gasoline tanker
and a school bus ended without
serious incident. School Trans-
portation Department officials
said a bus driver and eight stu-
dents were on board when a
semi hit the bus from behind,
sending it into a clockwise rota-
tion overturning onto its side.

Just what does redevelop-
ment mean? Is it creating jobs,
fixing vacant building allowed
to deteriorate? The city of
Wauchula is asking for citizen
input on how they feel their tax
dollars should be sent on revi-
talizing the community.

After the tragedy that oc-
curred last Friday at Sandy
Hook Elementary in Newtown,
Conn. where 20 children and
six adults were gunned down-
everyone starts to reflect on
how precious life is. Every
school in the district has safety
procedures in place that they
review and act out at the begin-
ning of the year.

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 Au-
thority and one each for the
Economic Development Au-
thority and the Board of County
Commissioners. Agencies were
given 30 days to respond with a
written statement of explana-
tions concerning the finding
and include actual or proposed
corrective actions.
They do not love that do
not show their love.
-William Shakespeare.


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NOTICE TO
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

WATER CUSTOMERS

The City of Bowling Green's water system will be shut down from

11:00 P.M.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
To
Approximately 6:00 A.M.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

This shutdown is necessary due to water main valve replacement. Please store water for
your use during the period that the water will be off.

After the shutdown, any City water used for drinking or cooking should be boiled until
further notice.

If you have any questions please call the City of Bowling Green at 863-375-2255.


CLIENTS DE AGUA

CIUDAD DE BOWLING GREEN

Sistema de agua de la Cludad de Bowling Green se apagar6 de
11:00 P.M.
Martes, 8 de Enero de 2013
Hasta
Aproximadamente hasta las 6:00 A.M.
Mirrcoles, 9 de Enero de 2013

Este cierre es necesario debido a la sustituci6n de la v4lvula principal de agua. Por favor,
almacenan agua para su uso durante el period en que el agua se apagara.

Tras el cierre, cualquier agua de ciudad utilizada para beber o cocinar debe ser
hervida hasta nuevo aviso.

Si tiene algunas preguntas por favor Ilame a la ciudad de Bowling Green al 863-375-2255.
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REBECCA GRACE
LEVASSEUR
Rebecca Grace LeVasseur,
69, of Wauchula, passed away
on Saturday, Dec. 22, 20-1-2.
She was born on Dec. 20,
1943, in Pontiac, Mich., and
moved to Wauchula in 1996
from Lupton, Mich. She was
a .member of St. Michael
Catholic Parish in Wauchula.
Rebecca was preceded in
death just two months ago by
her beloved husband, Norbert
"Bert" LeVasseur.
She is survived by seven
daughters, Jennifer Harris of
Clinton Township, Mich.,
Amanda LaCosse of Port
Charlotte, Melissa Welch of
Baldwin, Mich., Amy Van-
Horn of Skidway Lake,
Mich., Katherine Jallow and
husband Ebrima of ; Las
Vegas, Nev., Barbie Jo
Passeriello and husband Chris
of Phoe-nix, Ariz., and
Bethany Le-Vasseur of Bay
City, Mich.; two sons, Robert
LeVasseur and wife Ruth of
Sterling, Mich., and William
Le-Vasseur of Bay .City,
Mich.; one brother, Robert
Hunt and wife Toni of Cape,
Coral; 17 grandchildren; and
six great-grandchildren.
Services are private.
On-line condolences.
may be made at
PongerKays-Grady.com.
Pongek-Kays-gQgady
Funeral Home &
Cremation Services
Wauchula





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ANNIE RUTH
HUSS DAY
Annie Ruth Huss Day, 76, of
Fort Meade, died on Monday,
Dec. 10, 2012, at Lakeland.
She was born on Sept. 7,
1936. in Hardee County and
moved to Fort Meade in 1962.
She is survived by her hus-
band James Charlie Day, of Fort
Meade; two sons Joel Day and
Earl Day of Fort Meade; daugh-
ters Elizabeth Sutton of San-
ford, Janice Kryman of
Lakeland and Joyce Bourgeis of
Louisiana; brothers Thomas
Carl Huss of Jacksonville, John
Huss of Winter Haven and
David Huss of Wauchula; and
sister Grace Welch of Winter
Haven.
Graveside services were on
Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at 2
p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in
Fort Meade. Arrangements
were made by the Central
Florida Casket Store and
Funeral Chapel of Lakeland.




JAMES WINSTON
TAYLOR
James Winston Taylor, 79,
of Chipley, went home to be
with the Lord on Tuesday,
Dec. 25, 2012, at Bay Med-
ical Center.
He was born Sept. 18,
1933, in Tallahassee to Clar-
ence and.Vera Taylor. He had
lived in Chipley for the past
30 years, coming from
Blountstown. He served in
the U.S. Navy, and was a
member of New Orange
Baptist Church in Chipley.
He was preceded in death
by his parents.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife of 54 years, Evy
Taylor of Chipley; sop
Michael Taylor and wife
Miriam of Wisconsin; two
daughters, Marilynn Worley
of Wisconsin, and Beth
Taylor of Chipley; two sis-
ters, Mabel Williamson of
Wauchula, and Mary Myers
of Miami; sixgrandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from noon
to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31,
2012, at Lake Dale Baptist
Church in Wauchula, Services
followed at 1 p.m. at the
church with the Rev. Steve
McGauhey of Fort Green
Baptist,church officiating.
Burial followed at Lake
Dale Baptist, Church Cem-
etery in Wauchula with mili-
tary honors' rendered by the
Hardee Veterans Honor
Guard.
On-line condolences
may be made at
PongerKays-Grady.com.
cPonge-agy9-gitady
Funeral Home &
Cremation Services
Wauchula

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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet


EUNICE PAGE MANLEY
Eunice Page Manley, 81,
died on Wednesday, Dec. 19,
2012, in Sebring.
She was born in West Frost-
proof on Feb. 14, 1931, and
moved to Fort Meade from
Tampa ill 1947. She was retired
from Flagship Bank of Fort
Meade where she had worked
for many years. She was a
member of First Baptist Church
of Fort Meade, Order of the
Eastern Star, the Fort Meade
Historical Society and the Fort
Meade Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by
her brother, Hoyt C. Page.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Clinton J. Manley; son
Clinton J. "Buddy" Manley Jr.
arid wife Marsha of Sebring:
daughter Judith'L) nn South% ell
and husband Dale of Bowling
Green; brothers Tyrone P. Page
of Plant City, and Sonny Page
of Fort Meade; sisters Winifred
: Moore of Cartersville, Ga., and
Dorothy June Blaylock of
:Pensacola; grandchildren Alan ,
Southwell, Cheri Schontag and
Allisa.Manley; and great-grand-
children Tyler, Owen, Stevie
and Ellie.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec 20 20 12. Fu-
neral services were at 10:30
a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the
funeral home with the Rev.
Kenny Slay officiating. Inter-
ment followed' in Pleasant
Grove Cemetery in Fort Meade.
Arrangements were handled
by Hancock Funerat'-Home of
SFort Meade.


row. He also won at the jam ses-
sion on Sunday. What a lucky
guy! Maybe he should go play
the lottery!
Kudos to Jeff Rigg for doing
such a good job keeping score
for us. No worries when he is
doing the score for Jeff Mayo,
the chairman.
ACTIVITIES
We are having in January a
full month of entertainers:
Jan. 6 Steve Jeffries, who
plays guitar and sings a variety
of music, entertaining' all
around Florida during the win-
ter, entertaining for over 260
shows. Tickets will be presale,
and will follow Ice Cream
Social.
Jan. 12 The Yearys Music
Show, "Sweethearts of Bran-
son."'Dennis and Shelia enter-
tain with audience participa-
tion, singing many loved songs,
as a duet or solo. Singing songs
of many artists like Patsy Cline,
Johnny Cash, and many more.


Jan. 19 Dinner show with
a unique fashion show, the
menu including spaghetti, gar-
lic bread, salad, dessert, and
you bring your own beverage.
Jan. 26 Luau with Tony
and Trish, a father and daughter
duo, who will be entertaining
for this fun evening while the
residents are in Hawaiian attire
and bring their favorite snack to
share.
Fun activities in 2013!

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Welcome, everyone, to 2013. a short coffee hour since it was
Hoping all will have a healthy Christmas Eve morning.
and prosperous New Year! Many won merchants cou-
CHAPEL pons, 50/50 and the Perkins
As Dick and Rosie Reno and muffins. Congrats to everyone.
Bob and Ardeth Johns greeted HORSESHOES
110, Cheryl Conkle played Norb saved the day for
Christmas Carols on the piano. Pioneer Creek. Trailing by four
Bob Conkle welcomed and rec- games going into the last round
ognized new residents back for of pitching, Pioneer Creek
the season. Jim and Sharon lit needed a miracle to salvage a
the Advent candle followed by tie with a very talented Reflec-
the "Advent Song." tions team. Enter Norb Wil-
Devotions were led by Jennie helm, who pitched a double
Harman and the choir sang with the first two shoes he
"Angel Song." Special music threw, thus inspiring all Pioneer
was "Hush-a-Bye, Sweet Baby" pitchers to turn it on and win
by the Women's Trio, accompa- their last matches.
nied on piano by Sandy Feeser. By the end of the day, it was
Pastor David brought his mes- Pioneer Creek 16, Reflections
sage, and closing prayer was 16.
"God Be with You Til We Meet Oh, yeah, Norb also won the
Again." 50/50 for a second week in a
Many donated poinsettias in
memory of someone and at the
same time added beauty and
color to the chapel service and
the clubhouse. We support the
Caring People Ministries, and
this was the largest collection
ever being a Christmas of
Giving. We appreciate all that
donated.
COFFEE HOUR
Gerry welcomed 175, lead-
ing them in the prayer and
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RobertAracri
Claudia Miranda Avalos
Flaviano V. Avalos
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Darrell Bier
Truman Earl Boyette
Daunjoan Bryan
James Ronald Bryant, Jr.
Mildred M. Bush
Nora Marguerite Carlton
James Winburn Cherry
Carol Clanton
Juanita Coleman
Mildred Abbott Cooper
Clayton Jimmie Louis Corson
Shirley Ann Crowel
Ruth A. Cuthriell
Velva Lee Deters
Eloise Whitehurst Driskell
Jewel Taylor English
Don Leroy Evors
Homer Leo Gaskins


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Imogene J. Gilliard
Jaylen James Grant
Neva Agnes Grimes
Susan Diane Hall
Waymon H. Harward, Jr.
Martha Jane Hollandsworth
Joyce Jamison
Louise R. Johnson
Idelle Jones
Ruth H. Jordan
John Arthur Keene
Jessie Lamar Keeton
Minnie Sue Keller
Willia Gail Keller
Robert Lee Leek
Norbert Lavern LeVasseur
Rebecca Grace LeVasseur
Mary Sena Martin
Jerry Lee Miller
MargaretAnn Morris
Lillian E. Moye
David M. Myers
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Wauchula, passed away on
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, in
Sebring.
She was born on Nov. 16,
1957, in Avon Park and was a
lifetime resident of Wauchula.
She enjoyed coloring and
playing bingo.
Gail was preceded in death
by her parents, Gillis Wind-
ham Jr..and Willia Mae Stone;
and one sister Elaine Stone.
She is survived by two
sons, Charles Windham of
Wauchula and Harry Keller
III of Missouri; four brothers,
Jimmy Gaskins of Michigan,
Kenny Windham of Sebring,
Marvin Windham of Dade
City and Lamar Windham of
Montana; four sisters, Martha
Windham of Lake Placid,
Barbara Spencer of Wau-
chula, Ethel Smith of Wau-
chula, and Tammy Mc-.
Clenithan of Watichula; and
several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was 2 to 3 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in
the Chapel of Ponger-Kays-
Grady Funeral Home at 404
W. Palmetto St.,- Wauchula.
Services followed the visita-
tion in the Chapel at. 3 p,m.
with the Rev. Mitch Landress
of Northside Baptist Church
officiating. Burial will follow
in Wauchula Cemetery.
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By Penny Johnson
Q&A With A Biblical Perspective


S____
FEAR OVER SCHOOL SHOOTING
Q: Like so many other parents across the country, I am
afraid for my child to go to school. I know that my child needs
an education. Help me find peace again.
Signed, Fearful Parent
A: You are not alone; many other parents across the country
are scared because their worst nightmare has become a reality. If it
can happen in Newtown, then what stops it from happening here?
But, we must not allow fear or anxiety to rule our hearts. If the
enemy can keep you full of fear, then he can steal your peace. The
enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. But, Jesus has come that
you may have life full of peace, love and joy.
God tells us in His Word to fear not, whether it is the storms
that rage, the enemies that pursue, the famine that starves, the
plagues that kill or the leaders that send out dreaded decrees.
Fearful events happened all through the Bible. Did the people fear
when these things came about? Yes. We read where Abraham, a
man of faith, ran to Egypt every time a famine would come. Peter,
a disciple that walked on water, was so afraid of the mob that he
,denied Jesus three times. Jonah ran from God's command to warn
Nineveh and was eaten by a large fish, and Moses was hidden for
months because his mother feared he would be killed.
What makes us any different than these men and woman?
When lives are threatened the first instinct is to run, hide or
gather weapons. We can place armed guards at each school, height-
en the level of security, practice mock drills. As a parent you will
still wonder if all of this is enough. When your peace has been shat-
tered, it is hard to restore the security it once brought.
If you want your peace to return you must learn to trust God.
I'm not saying it Iwill be easy, because trust requires you to lay
aside fear and anxiety. The Lord said to fear not because He knew
that if everyone lived in fear, they would become powerless to trust
and to live in peace. We must do everything we can as a nation to
ensure the safety of every student in our schools and then trust that
God will do the rest.
Yes, it's OK to hold your children a little tighter, think of them
more often or to pray for them a little harder since the Sandy Hook
shooting. This tragedy has shaken this country to the core, broken
the strongest hearts, and flooded the' world with tears. But we can-
not allow it to steal our peace. I
Penny Johnson is an ordained minister and has an associate of arts
degree in'psychology. To ask Penny a question,, send a message to
signedpenny@yahoo.com.


Gone Coastal
By Alan Peirce
Fish & Wildlife Commission


FLORIDA, WE HAVE A LIONFISH PROBLEM!
Let's talk straight. Lionfish are a challenge. Native to the
Indian Ocean and South Pacific, these beautiful yet 'venomous
creatures are spreading through our waters like a bad ,cold.
Within their native range, lionfish fit nicely into the naturaffood
web and their populations remain in check. But not in Florida. Our
native predatory fish are simply not ordering this new and bizarre-
looking menu item, leaving little to control the lionfish population:
Initial sightings of lionfish in Florida waters began in the mid-
1980s. The rarity of sightings initially made it difficult for biolo-
gists to assess the significance of the problem. As we were gather-
ing data, the species spread slowly, but methodically, infiltrating
the Caribbean and waters off the Atlantic Coast and Bermuda.
By the 2000s, the story became much clearer, as many coun-
tries within the invaded range witnessed dramatic lionfish popula-
tion increases and were forced to initiate control programs.
All hope that Florida might somehow be spared was eliminat-
ed during the past few years as we began to witness a population
explosion of our own along the southeast coast, including the
Florida Keys. Today, we are seeing them in places we've never
seen them before, including the northern areas .of'the Gulf of
Mexico, as their numbers are increasing rapidly.
So what's the.big deal about having another beautiful species
of tropical fish in our waters? Well, ultimately it's the econpmy!
Florida's economy and the health of our marine ecosystems
are directly linked. Marine ecologists are concerned that lionfish
will significantly alter the population dynamics of bur native
marine species, resulting in damage to Florida's reef systems.
Lionfish could also negatively affect our recreational and commer-
cial fisheries through direct competition for food and habitat.
Anything that hurts fishing and diving will also hurt hotels,
restaurants, retail stores and the entire economy of the state.
Now I don't want to sound like an alarmist, but this is a seri-
ous situation that needs our full attention. This is especially true for
those who scuba dive and snorkel in Florida. As it turns out, har-
vesting by spear or dip net is currently our best means of control-
ling the species and minimizing the negative consequences.
Pole spears with multipronged paralyzerr" tips have proved to
be the safest and most effective tool for harvest. Puncture-resistant
harvest bags and buckets with a rigid funnel entrance can also be
used to safely transfer the fish from the spear to the container while
avoiding contact with their venomous barbs.
So what is the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion doing to address the problem? The FWC recently eliminated
the requirement to have a recreational fishing license for lionfish
control when using certain types -of spears and dip nets. The
change, which is in effect through August 2013, also eliminated the
default recreational bag limit. With these changes, which are
designed to encourage lionfish-control efforts, the only thing that
limits your lionfish hunting is your ability to shoot and the size of
your cooler.
It's not all doom and gloom!
Researchers have determined through tagging studies that
lionfish exhibit high site fidelity, which is a fancy term that means
once they find a good place to hang out, they generally never leave.
Lionfish are also slow and easy to see, which makes them very
easy to shoot. I also hear they are on par with hogfish or snapper
after being dipped in hot grease for a few minutes. Lionfish derbies
hosted by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, artificial
reef organizations and dive clubs in recent years have proved to be
a big success and a ton of fun for those who are participating.
If you are a diver, I strongly encourage you to take up the fight.
Please understand that lionfish have spines that are venomous and
can cause painful wounds if you are not careful when handling the
fish,
For additional information on lionfish harvesting, handling,
informational workshops, derbies and reporting, please visit
MyFWC.com/Nonnatives and click on "Marine Life." You can also
find great information at REEF.org/lionfish.
Send us photos and videos of your next adventure, and we'll
be happy to post them on our website with your permission. Report
lionfish catches to the U.S. Geological Survey at (877) 786-7267.
This column hopes to help recreational anglers understand com-
plex saltwater regulations and learn more about saltwater fishing
opportunities. Alan Peirce is available to answer questions by
-phone or e-mail anytime. Contact the Fish & Wildlife Commis-
sion's Regulatory Outreach subsection at (850) 487-0554 ore-mail
Alan.Peirce@MyFWC.com.


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FRIDAY..
Now we look inside
selves, and what we:
that\ anyone united
Christ the Messiah g
fresh start, is created
The old life is gone;
life burgeons!
/' / II Cornthrians 5:17
SATURDAY
The Sovereign Lord
"Look! I am creating
heavens and a new ea
so wonderful that no or
even think about th
ones anymore! And L
will create a new Jeru
as a place of happiness
Isaiah 65:1

SUNDAY
You must be made n
mind and spirit, and p
the new nature of God
eating, which shows its
the just and devour
called by His truth.
Ephesians 4:24

MONDAY
God says, "I will teach
respect Me completely
will put a new way of
ing inside you. ... I w
My Spirit insideyou an
you live by My rules
carefully obey My laws
SEzekiel 36:26a,2,

TUESDAY
But our hopes are set i
the old, but on the new
ens and the new earth
He has promised us
which nothing but
shall live.
II Peter 1:1-

WEDNESDAY
(The Lord says, in thi
covenant,) "I will put M
in their minds and writ
their hearts. I will be
God and they will b
people. ... They will all
Me, from the least t
greatest," declares the
"For I will forgive their
edness and I will remi
their sins no more."
Jeremiah 31:33b,3'
All verses are excerpted
The Holy Bible: (KJV)
James Version; (ME)
Message; (NCV) New
tury Version; (NEB)
English Bible; (NIV)
International Version;
New Living Translation
Revised Standard Ve
(PME) Phillips Modern
lish; and (TLB) The
Bible.


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see' is
with
lets a
new.
a new
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January 3, 2013, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Davis Gives Land To SFSC


Youth Football
Plans Spring
Spring football signups for
the Hardee Youth Football
League are on Monday from
4 to 6 p.m. at the league
headquarters, the tan build-
ing behind the old junior high
building off West Main Street
in Wauchula.
Spring flag football will be
for all six divisions ages 5 to
15. Cost of $75 includes a
uniform thht the player gets
to keep at the conclusion of,
the season. Signing up for
spring football reduces regis-
tration cost for fall tackle
football.

Library Program
On Identity Theft
A program on identity theft
will be offered at the Hardee
County Public Library, 31'5
N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17
North), Wauchula, on Mon-
day from 5 to 6 p.m.:
Tasha Coates from the
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union will be the
speaker. The program is free
and there is no registration
required.









A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
God has given me a new
song to sing, of .praise to our
God. Now many will hear of
the glorious things He did for
me. ... Many blessings are
given to those who trust the
Lord. -
Psalm 40:3a,4a (TLB)'


wanted to make a good dona-
tion," Davis said.
"I didn't have the opportunity
to go to college after I finished
high school, so providing the
opportunity for others has
always been important to me. I
chose to focus my efforts on
SFSC because I knew I could
do more good and help more
people in our three counties
than in other cities," he


explained.
"Mr. Davis is the college's
single-largest individual sup-
porter," said Don Appelquist,
director, SFSC Foundation Inc.
"This is just one of many gener-
ous gifts he has given the col-
lege over the past 28 years, and
many students' lives have been
changed because of him.
"We are grateful for his sup-
port," Appelquist concluded.


COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured (from left) are Don Appelquist, director of the South Florida State College
Foundation; Joe L. Davis Sr.; Pat Davis; and Dr. Norm Stephens, president of SFSC.


There Was Far More


Family Time Back Then


By KENDALL GOUGH
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My interview was with Sheila Grant.
Q: Where were your born?
A: Greene, New York.
Q When were you born?
A: May 21,1945.
Q: Is it different now than what it
used to be?
A: Yes, absolutely. It was a lot slow-
er back then and more family-oriented.
'Ve 'all used-to sit at the table4 and had'a
family dinner. We had only one TV, so
we used to sit down in the living room
and watch TV together.
Q: What kinds of clothes did y'all
wear back then?
A: Pretty much the same thing we
wear now, but no long dresses or
scarves.


Q: Are you married and, if so,
when did you get married?
iew in A: Yes, to Bob Grant. On Jan. 9,
out on 1965.
'S cre-
self in Q: Do you have children? How
it life many?
A: Yes, four. One boy and three girls.
4 (NEB) Q: What are their names?
A: Scott, Robyn, Kristie and Jaimee.
you to Born June 6, 1967; April 22, 1970; Dec.
and I 2, 1971; and Nov. 29,.1978.
think- Q: Where do they live?
'ill put
d help A: Two of the girls are in Tennessee
s and and one daughter is in Florida. Scott,
3." "' my Ion, is deceased.
7a (NIV) Q: What were the schools like
back then?
not on A: School wasn't one room; they
heav- were actually buildings they had turned
which', into a school. And they taught us the
and in
good basics, not like the stuff they teach now.
Q: Why did you move to Florida?
3 (PME) A: It was too cold in New York.
Q: Who was your high-school
e new sweetheart?
Ay law A: Bob Williams.
e it on Q: When did you graduate?
Their A: In June 1963.
)e My Q: What were your grandparents
I know
to the like?
Lord. A: My Grandma Gates was mean,
Swick- real mean, because she didn't like my
ember father so she didn't like,us too much,

4b (NIV) though. Grandma Parks was real fun and
nice.
From Q: What kind of sports did y'all
King have back then?
The
The A: We had hockey, archery, basket-
New ball, gymnastics, softball and tennis.
New Gym .was mandatory, but it was a lot of
(NLT) fun back then because our coach was
(RSV) fun.
rsion; Q: Who was president back then?
Eng- A: Kennedy, John Kennedy.
Living Q: Did you go to college? What
for?
A: No, I didn't go to college. I went
to a cosmetology school which is


where I was when Kennedy was shot -
and then got married.
Q: What was your first car?
A: A 1958 Chrysler Imperial. It was
black and cost $150. It was used; I had
bought it from my uncle, who owned a
gas station, and I paid for it with my
own money. But that car was the BMW


of our time.
Q: What did you want to be when
you were a child?
" ,' A :' I ".o
wanted to
be in'the t e'.
circus. I


wanted to ''
do the high wire and the thing with the
rings like they do in the Olympics. It
looked like a lot of fun, and I Wanted to
travel the world as well.
Q: Did y'all meet anyone famous?
A: Bob actually shook John
Kennedy's hand because he was in the
Marine Corps in 1962 and was being
shipped away for the Cuban Crisis, and
the next year they killed him
(Kennedy).
Q: Any highlights of your high-
school days?
A: Becoming a cheerleader was
because I had wanted to be a cheer-
leader all four years of high school, but
I was never gbod enough until my
senior year. Getting married and having
kids, too.
Q: Who is your favorite grand-
child?
SA: All of them! Every one!
Q: How much did y'all make back
then?
A: We brought home 50 cents a
week, and survived on that.
Q: How much did gas cost?.
A; It cost around 30 to 50 cents a
gallon.
Q: Were there any major wars
going on back then?
A: No wars, Vietnam'started in 1968.
Also the Gulf War, which lasted about
24 hours, I was working in Palmetto
when that was happening; y'know we_
were worried and just hoping we could
hold on.
Q: What is the hugest difference
now compared to back then? .
A: Mainly family time! Everyone is
so busy now with work. And back then
we used to grow our own food and we
raised chickens and pigs and even
worms!
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each stu-
dent is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to
the students and for the enjoyment of
our readers.


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The South Florida State College-
Foundation recently received
the donation of a 1.2-acre plot
of residential land on Lake June
in Lake Placid.
Joe L. Davis Sr. of Joe L. Davis
Real Estate Investments donat-
ed the plot.
The SFSC Foundation will sell
the property nd use the funds
to provide r:- warshipss for stu-
dents.
"I had the property, and I just


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bath brick home is on quiet no traffic road
outside of city limits. Large oaks in yard,
outbuildings, and alarm system. Call
RICHARD to see this lovely home. Priced (
$159.900
Owner says, "Sell this 3BR, 1Bth HOMEI"
located on 11 acres w/large LR featuring a
wood burning fireplace, Outside Storage,
11 AC Fenced, Dog Alarm, w/more ameni-
ties. Priced to sell at $152,500. Call NANCY
today!
NEWLY LISTED!! 3/2 home built in 2007 In
Avon Park Lakes. The home has stainless
steel appliances, laminated wood floors,,
double car garage, and much more. Priced
@ i89.900. Call JESSICA @ 863-781-1186
for more information.
ONLY $60.000 for this 3 BD, 2Bth MH on
9.54 acres located in a country setting. Call
VICTOR today!!
THIS 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home Is
almost brand new, Everything inside is
spotless. Come by and take a look!! Call
ROBERT today to schedule a showing.
Asking Price $69.900
PRICE REDUCTION!! This 3/1 home is
priced right and ready to move into, located
close to shopping and schools. For more
information contact ROBERT today! Asking
Price $47;000
NEW LISTING!! Don't miss this 3 BD, 2Bth
home located on cul-de-sac road. Great
family home with fenced back yard, large
family room, extra room with outside
entrance for home office. Large carport and
extra storage building included. Call
NANCY today to see this $158,000 family
home.
JUST LISTED!! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home with large family room, in Wauchula,
is close to schools, shopping and down-
town. A detached workshop in the back
yard is perfect for storage or wood working.
a chain link fence encloses the back yard
for pets. Call RICHARD today to see this
home. Great Price $49.400

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LOOKING FOR A PREMIER HOME ON 5
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Ultra' Modern Kitchen w/Breakfast RM,
Vaulted Ceilings, Laundry Room has ample
cabinetry, sink, w/tank-less hot water heater,
w/working space. 3 Car Garage w/storage
areas. Separate 2 BR, 1 Bth Mother-In-Law
Suite. The property features a two stall horse
barn with tack room. The Home and Mother-
in-Law Suite overlooks lovely pond and
acreage. Call NANCY for showing today.
M/H WITH ACREAGEI Take a look at this
cute 3 BD, 2Bth mobile home located on 5.14
acres in Zolfo Springs. Call VICTOR today
for more-information. $134.900
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!! This is a prime
location right on Highway 17 in Bowling
Green. Call ROBERT today for more infor-
mation. $39.500
PRICE REDUCTION!! Check out this 5 acres
of peaceful Paradisel Property is secluded
and yet only 10 minutes from town. Call
RICHARD today for more information
$75.000
NEW LISTINGII 40 acres on the corner of
Vandolah Rd. and Dink Albritton with 12
acres of plastic, ready to farm! The remain-
ing acreage is cleared with a one acre pond
on the back corner. Asking $7.500 per acre,
call JESSICA at 863-781-1186 for more infor-
mation.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! Automotive
Mechanic shop on .6 Acres includes 3 lifts
and large air compressor. 2400 SF In
mechanic building, 624 SF in office building.
Close to US HWY 17. Great investment
potential. Call RICHARD today for more info.
$169.900
LOOKING FOR HOME W/WORKSHOP? Look
no further than this 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
charming CB home with central heat/air,
tile/carpet flooring, shed/workshop all within'
City of Wauchula. Call VICTOR today! This
home is priced at sell @ $85.000
A Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath country home
with a 2 car carport, central heat/air, hard-
wood floors, 6x12 size front porch, many
upgrades, fruit trees and 3 acres of land.
Call GARY today to see this country geml
$124,900
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING on newly
renovated 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath Town home
located on East Oak Street with 10% down.
Call GARY today @ 773-2122 for more infor-
mation.
RENTAL AVAILABLE!
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 BATH
TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT, $650. MONTH-
LY, WITH $650 DEPOSIT. 1051 DOWNING
CIRCLE, WAUCHULA CALL 773-2122
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2 BR/I BA apartment.
2 BR/2 BA apartment.
Very secure apartments in Wauchula.
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in Golfview on 2.1
acres. Nice barn with concrete floor, garden tub
and screened porch. Listed at $159,500
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath mobile home with a 1 bed-
room, 1 bath detached mother in law apartment.
Fenced 2 acres with a pole barn. Asking
$69,500
33 acre pasture with scattered trees. Close in to
Wauchula. 11.56 ac can be purchased separately.
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(Gillespie), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders is the facilitator. For
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drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
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Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
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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.
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LYDIA'S HOUSE THRIFT STORE
Helping ladies overcome 102
Carlton Street (directly behind
Heaven Scent), Wauchula, 863-
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THE MUSTARD SEED THRIFT
Store. Helping Sherry White
Ministries help others! Donations
appreciated/ volunteers wel-
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Wauchula, 863-773-6153.
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I NEW LISTINGS!


ZOLFO SPRINGS 2BA/1BA Frame home with central air
& heat, fenced-in yard, metal roof, completely renovated in
1999, and utility shed. Property sits outside the city limits and
is just under an acre. Offered at $55,000


SHORT SALE IN ZOLFO SPRINGS 4BR/2BA CB Home on a
corner lot. Central air & heat, .396 of an acre, metal roof, and
laminate wood floors. Priced to sell at $64,900
WAUCHULA SHORT SALE 2BR/1BA frame home with cen-
tral air & heat. Large lot, utility shed and carport. Offered at
$49,900
WAUCHULA 4BR/2BA Frame Home in the city limits of
Wauchula. Hardwood floors, granite counter-tops and detached
carport. Offered at $67,000.


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PRICE REDUCED! Wow! NEW LISTING! 9.8 acs fronts
Great home in Popash area on SR 64 near Popash. Great for
2.5 acs. 2 miles from town. homesite or agriculture.
$138,000! $89,000!
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age units w/partial roof, city pasture, farming or homesite.
utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as is"! $49,500!
NOW $200,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 38.5 acs
PRICE REDUCED! Paradise: on the Peace River w/lots of
Little Gasparilla Island-Beach beautiful oaks, pines & palmet-
Condo. 2BR/2BA, Gulf front. tos! Pole barn & 2BR/2BA MH.
$220,000! $420,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 50 acs in PRICE .REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
NE Desoto Co; deer, turkey, MH on 5 acs w/frontage on SR
wild hogs, beautiful live oaks, 62. NOW $60,000!
improved pasture, pond &
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Light One Candle
By Tony Rossi


The Christophers

GOD AND CULTURE IN THE NEW YEAR
As we'move into a new year that could potentially be filled
with much of the same political animosity we saw in 2012, I think
it's important to take a brief look at our society in general since we
all want to create a brighter, more hopeful future.
Father James Keller, who founded The Christophers, saw the
bedrock of American society being the fact that we are a nation that
recognizes our "rights, liberties, and life itself came from the
Creator." He pointed that out repeatedly because there was a move-
ment in the 1930s and '40s to remove God from public life.
If Keller, a Catholic priest who died in 1977, were still alive
today, I wonder if he would be surprised that this same battle to
deny God's role in our national life is ongoing: I know he would be
thankful thaf there are still voices who speak out on behalf of truth.
One of those is British journalist Peter Hitchens, author of "The
Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith."
The book recounts not only Hitchens' spiritual journey as a
Christian, but his time spent in Soviet societies that essentially out-
lawed religion. Those experiences forced him to explore the foun-
dations of European and American societies, which were built on
Judeo-Christian beliefs.
Specifically, Hitchens asked what obligates the more powerful
people in society to not take advantage of those who are weaker.
His answer is that individuals submit themselves by oath or con-
science to higher laws, and that "such contracts were made binding
by solemn promises sworn in the name of Almighty God and,. as
Abraham Lincoln used to say of his Presidential Oath, 'registered
in heaven.'"
Hitchens continued, "Without a belief'in God and.the soul,
where is the oath? Without the oath, where is the obligation or the
pressure to fulfill it? Where is the law that even kings must obey?
... Where is the lifelong fidelity of husband and wife? Where is the
safety of the innocent child growing in the womb? Where, in the
end, is the safety of any of us from those currently bigger and
stronger than we are?"
If we want God to have a role in public life, however, His pres-
ence needs to extend beyond the political sphere to influence pop-
ular' culture as well. The almost exclusive focus on politics as a
means of change in our society can become an idol in itself. In my
opinion., if you change the culture;,you change the world.
Many Christians have simply written off all mainstream media
as being.a lost cause. In doing so, they've created a self-fulfilling
prophecy. The less Christians are invested in the culture, the less
the culture will reflect Christian values. That's why I appreciated
an article by writer Peter Blair for the website "First-Things."
He states, "Christians need to understand the primacy .of cul-
ture in shaping how people think, and learn to engage the world
through beautiful cultural production rather than partisan battles.
... Some of the greatest modern Christian figures have realized this
... C.S. Lewis' apologetics reached a wide hearing, but his 'Narnia'
series an even wid6r audience. Many people who would otherwise
be hostile to straightforward' Christian arguments have been
seduced by the beauty of Marilynne Robinson's novels'. We should
strive towards a greater emphasis on this kind of successfully holis-
tic witn-e. in .A\n.ri .an Chnrii, nit. "
lilarlielj, the 4ajle of our society rests on the "holistic wit-
ness" each one of us demonstrates in our daily lives. Let's pray that
in 2013, we all become better Christophers, better Christ-bearers,
every day.
For a free copy of "Being a Christopher," write: The Christophers,
5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail: mail@christo-
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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


A TRIBUTE TO THE KING
Had Elvis lived, on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, he would have
been seventy-eight years old.
When you think about his meteoric rise to stardom from h;
$35-a-week truck driver for Crown Electric to the biggest interna-
tional celebrity on the planet in two years it's nothing less than
astonishing.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in
1935 in Tupelo, Miss. Elvis had a twin brother, Jesse Garon, who
was stillborn. Elvis believed he was somehow responsible for his
brother's death, and lived with guilt his entire life.
The Presleys lived on the poor side of town in a little shotgi
shack. Vernon, desperate for funds, once;on a.$4 check put a zero
after the four, making $4 look like $40. He spent.a year in jail. The.
family never got over the shame. .
Elvis was armored in the love of both his,mom afd dad. That
love served as a shield to protect him from the aching poverty in
which they lived.
They were deeply religious, and Elvis' earliest musical influ-
ences were in the church. The church they attended was Pente-
costal. Members shouted and the musicians and pastor danced and
shook with the spirit. Elvis later claimedathat he learned many'of
the moves that drove girls to hysterics and shocked and offend-
ed his elders in church. ,


In Business
By Maria Trujillo


MISSING FRIDAY FOOTBALL? Thanks to a, remodel-
ing, you can relive football memories,by,,going to the Wildcat Grill
in Wauchula.
It recently made several changes; everything from opening up
the kitchen to sporting a new name...
Previously the restaurant was known as the, Bread Board.
Luma and Camil Camili owned it for seven years before they
decided it was time for a change.
The Camilis moved to Zolfo Springs from Macedonia seven
years ago. They knew they could handle.running a business
because they have 16 years of experience in the restaurant, busi-
ness.
The renovations included painting, updating curtains, getting a
"facelift" and opening up the kitchen so the' first thing everyone
sees as they walk into the grill is the cooks preparing the food.
They also have sports memorabilia hanging on the walls.
There are jerseys, cheerleader outfits, pictures of old football teams
and several action shots decorating the restaurant, some of which
were given to the restaurant by customers. Televisions show sport-
ing events. : .. .
Not only did they make aesthetic changes to the restaurant,
they also updated and added-more things to the menu.
The menu is split into different sections that have sports-
inspired names. These include pre-game, appetizers, center field
salads, half-time sandwiches, bull pen pizza, extra point pastas, off
court platters, second down seafood, sideline sides and short stop
smoothies. ..
Some of the dishes also have sports-themed names, including
Wildcat chicken wings, overtime onion rings, time out turkey club,,
Wildcat club (which contains turkey, crispy bacon, ham, tomato,
lettuce, cheese and mayonnaise) and others..
The grill also serves different types of pizzas, but if you want
to create your own there are 17 toppings to choose from.
Drinks offered at the restaurant include coffee, hot or iced tea,
soda, pink lemonade, hot chocolate, regular or chocolate milk or
juice. Smoothies are also available, including strawberry or pifia
colada.
Another new thing to the restaurant is that it now serves alco-
holic beverages. Different beers are Budweiser, Budlight, Miller
Light, Corona, Natural Light, Coors Light, Amber Bock and
Heineken. Wines such as White Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio or Merlot
are available by the glass only,
The Camilis have three boys enrolled in,Hardee County
schools. They wanted the restaurant and the name to show their
support for the schools. "
Although they had an idea of what they wanted their restaurant
to look like, they needed a little help with the new name. That's
where Andy Thomas stepped, n. He was, a Wildcat in 1988 when
they were state champion. runners-up. It was his idea to name it the
Wildcat Grill.
Luma Camili said that she has "the best help in the world." She
wants every customer to leave satisfied with not only the good food
but also the friendly service that is given to each diner.
They serve fresh food every day and make sure to keep their
kitchens clean.
The restaurant has take-out and catering available. For cater-
ing you must call two weeks in advance of the event.
The Wildcat Grill is located on U.S. .17, South:where Bread
Board was previously located. It is open Monday through Sunday
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. To contact call 773-2337.
New business or management? Remodeling or relo-ating? a6ll
Maria Trujillo at 773-3255 with your business news.


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUILLO
Owners Luma and Camil Camili (third and fourth from
right) take a mall break from running their restaurant to
pose with a f4w of their staff in front of the open kitchen.


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When Elvis was 10, the Presleys packed their few belongings
into their beat-up old car and moved to Memphis in search of a bet-
ter life. Once again they wound up on the poor side of town, living
in the projects. But.fate could not have put young Elvis, consider-
ing his temperament and aptitude for music; in a more appropriate
place.
The blues ran wild in Memphis in those days, and Elvis soaked
it up along with gospel, classical, country and pop. He loved it all.
He especially.idolized Bing Crosby, the Inkspots, Billy Eckstine,
Eddy Arnold, Teresa Brewer, Hank Snow and Dean Martin.
In the summer of 1953, when he was 18, Elvis walked into
Sam Phillips' SUN Recording Studio at 706 Union Ave. to record
a record for his mother's birthday. The two recordings were "My
Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin."
.On Jan. 6,1954, Elvis went back to SUN Studio and recorded
two more songs, "'1ll Never Stand in Your Way" and "It Wouldn't
Be the Same! Without You," more in hopes this time of capturing
Sam Phillips' attention and being "discovered" than for any other
purpose.
Sam Phillips had been,looking for a "white man who sounded
black." In early June--of 1954 he received a song demo from
Nashville and was trying to decide who he wanted to record it. His
assistant, Marion Keisker, said, "What about the kid with the side-
burns?"
Phillips called Presley in, but was not particularly impressed.
,He did, however, hook him up with'guitarist Scotty Moore, who
had been looking for a vocalist to perform with himself and bass
player Bill Black. At that time Elvis' primary love was ballads, and
neither Moore nor Black, was any more impressed than Phillips.
Phillips recognized; however, that the kid had "something"
and w*as 'determined to dredge it out of him. After a particularly
long and fruitless session one afternoon in the studio, Phillips was
beginning to, despair and turned off his tae recorder.
During a break, Presley, mostly out of desperation, started
"fooling around" with an Arthur Crudup blues number called
"That's All Right.:Mama," playing and singing in a way neither
Moore nor Black, or Phillips, had heard before. The two musicians
fell in behind him anid Phillips, behind the glass in the recording
booth, pricked up his ears.
What are you doing?" he asked.
"..Nothin',"' said Elvis. looking embarrassed. "Just messin'
aroundd" ^ "
"Well, mess around some 'more,' Phillips said, turning the tape
back on. .
Out of that session came a rollicking rendition of "That's All
Right, Mama"'which soon would explode over the airwaves of
Memphis and create a rumble-that shook the South.
SElvis was in the right place at the right time, and he had the
goods to deliver. The world was ready for Elvis, but Elvis could not
possibly have been prepared for the Whirlwind of adoration and
controversy that would turn his world upside down.
This is the first in a three-part series in recognition of Elvis
Presley's birthday. See next week's column for Part 2.
E-mail Chip at chipkyle746@embarqmail.com or visit his website
at www.chipballard.com.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 252012CP000081

IN RE; ESTATE OF
EDWARD J. HOWLEY,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of EDWARD J. HOWLEY,
Deceased, File No. 252012CP-
000081, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Drawer ,1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity of
the Will, the qualifcatinsl of the
Personal Representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this court are
required to file their objections
with this; Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE \
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other 'persons having Claims
or demands' against' Decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this,
notice Is serVed within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file
their claims with this Court WITH-,
IN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
Decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
, Decedent's estate must file their
claims ith this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE,
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBUCA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notie Is January 3, 2013.
PATRICK D. HOWLEY
Personal Representative
6 Grennan Road.
Stafford Springs, CT 08076
PAUL BENNETT SEUSY, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
203 West Oak Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-491-7285
By: Paul Bennett Seusy, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0690262
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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football Fans, another year is about to finish up in col-
lege football. 2012 was an unusual year. The first ever freshman
won the Heisman Trophy. It has also seen some of the worst
matchups in bowl history. Despite the match ups, the Swami still
leads the Yahoo Bowl Pick em' in his group!
The final six games of the season contain a few interesting
games though. Kansas St., led by Colin Klein, taking on the
Oregon Ducks should be a good one. Alabama and Notre Dame
will have a solid TV audience. The green clad Irish Fans, 99% of
them never having attended Notre Dame, will come out in force.
The rest of the college football world, 99% of them who hate any-
thing Notre Dame, will also tune in.
Alabama Coach Nick Saban will join Frank Leahey, Bear
Bryant and John McKay as the four coaches who have won four
National Championships! Not a bad group to be a part of. Bear
Bryant is, of course, the legendary coach of the Crimson Tide. John
McKay, Shinnston, WV native won his titles at Southern Cal
before coaching Tampa as the Bucs first coach. Saban, a
Monongah, WV product has won titles at LSU and Alabama.
Now let's look at the final bowl games for this season ...
1. Sugar Bowl Florida versus Louisville. The Gators are a
solid 15-point favorite in Las Vegas. Sure, it is one of poor match
ups mentioned before. Charlie Strong brings his scappy Cardinal
squad into the game against the team he coached for many years.
That will not be enough to keep this game interesting if the Gators
play up to capacity. Florida's defense should stymie any threat.
Look for a 38-10 Gator victory in the Big Easy.
2. Fiesta Bowl Kansas St. versus Oregon. KSU is solid in
all phases of the game. Oregon scores a ton of points. This could
be the most entertaining game of them all. Look for the Wildcats to
play well enough to give the Big 12 another win over the PAC 12.
Kansas St. 41 Oregon 38.
3. Compass Bowl Pitt versus Mississippi. Pitt should have
beaten Notre Dame at South Bend. "Divine Intervention" in stripes
prevented it though. The Panthers also lost at home to Youngstown
St. Ole Miss played an SEC schedule. Nuff said. Mississippi 33 Pitt
21.
4. GoDaddy Bowl Arkansas St. versus Kent St. The last
time Kent St. was this good was 1972 when it was led by a soph-
more QB from West Virginia named Nick Saban. That was a long
time ago. This year the Flashes have had a good run but will come
up short. Arkansas St. 31 Kent St. 30.
5. BCS National Championship. Notre Dame versus
Alabama. All the hype will not keep this one close. The Irish would
have been lucky to go 7-5 in the SEC. Look for the Tide to control
this game in phases. SEC wins the 7th straight National
Championship. Alabama 30 Notre Dame 3.


CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY COMMISSION MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013, 6:00 PM

The City of Wauchula City Commission will hold an adoption public hearing regarding the
following Ordinances related to a Future Land Use Map Amendment and Rezoning:

ORDINANCE 2012-10

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE
AMENDMENT OF THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE
RIBLAhOF T#lrCITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, SAID AMENDMENT BEING
KNOWN AS AMENDMENT "12-3ESR"; SPECIFICALLY, CHANGING THtE FUTURE
LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM CITY "SINGLE FAMILY PRESIDENTIAL" TO
CITY "MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL" FOR THAT CERTAIN 35.49 ACRES OF
LAND LOCATED ON EAST BAY STREET BETWEEN NORTH 1ST AVENUE AND
NORTH 5TH AVENUE, DESIGNATED AS THE "UNDERWOOD TRUSTS PROP-
ERTY"; AND TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE 2012-11

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR A
CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY 35.49 ACRES
LbCATED ON EAST BAY STREET BETWEEN NORTH 1ST AVENUE AND NORTH
5TH AVENUE, DESIGNATED AS THE "UNDERWOOD TRUSTS PROPERTY",
FROM CITY "R-1A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND FR-FARM RESIDENTIAL"
TO CITY "R-3 MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL"; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.




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The City of Wauchula City Commission will consider these proposed amendments on Mon-
day, January 14, 2013, at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible. The hearing shall be
held at 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, FL 33873. At the meeting interested par-
ties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendments. The hearing
may be continue-by the City Commission under appropriate circumstances.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available for\inspection and review with the City
Clerk from between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Com-
merits may also be submitted in writing to the City Clerk prior to or during the meeting.

Persons are advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or
Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, at his or her own expense and
effort, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based per Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring spe-
cial accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Clerk's Office at
least 48 hours before the hearing py contacting (863) 773-3535.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013


Economic Development: Who's Responsible?

In light of the recent Auditor General report on Hardee County affairs and its mandate to reply by Jan. 18, there will be a series of articles on the
background of various economic development efforts in the county. This week, the Industrial Development Authority/Economic Development
Council, the Economic Development Authority, and the Hardee County Commission, all cited by the Auditor General, will be discussed.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
-'e IDA took the heaviest hit
ie Auditor General report
itly released.
article in last week's issue
10 findings against the
which has 30 days from
report's date, Dec., 19, to
respond. An explanation and
-proposed corrective action is
due by Jan. 18.
Basically, the report was crit-
ical of IDA for not meeting its
accounting and financial obli-
gations and its selection of
potential businesses. Millions
of dollars of grants were award-
ed that had no or little mea-
sureable outcome in specific
job creation, proof of perform-
ance or reimbursement to the
IDA for failure to.perform com-
mitments. There was no sub-
stantiation of efforts to obtain
detailed reports of what was to
be accomplished and in what
time frames. In addition, the
IDA did not follow through on
administrative recommenda-
tions from the two general
audits it had completed about a
year ago, long after they were
due.
These were subpoenaed by
the State Attorney's office in
February 2012 and later re-
quested by the Auditor Gen-
eral's office in June 2012.
BACKGROUND
The IDA was authorized
under state statutes of 1984
allowing industrial develop-
ment associations. The associat-
ed Economic Development
Council was founded in 1997
through the efforts of Nancy
Dick, Gary Gossman and other
concerned citizens, with volun-
teers and unpaid staff. James
Berg was the first paid
IDA/EDC director. He did not
remain long because he devel-
oped some health issues.
Funding by the commission
was slow coming. Between
1997 and 2000 the county con-
tributed $370,000 to EDC. It
budgeted $140.000 for fiscal
year 2000-2001, but withdrew
the last $90,000 of it on Jan. 26,
2001 during a planning session
attended only by commission-
ers Bill Lambert, Walter Olliff
and Milton Lanier, citing lack
of communication between
IDA/EDC arid the commission.
Commissioners Gordon Norris
and Nick Timmerman missed
that meeting. The action was
approved on Feb. 2 by the full
commission on a 4-1 vote, with
Timmerman opposing.
Lew Attardo had been hired
as IDA/EDC Director in Oc-
tober, 1999 with the intent to
attract high-paying jobs to the
community. He initially com-
muted from Tampa, was unable
to locate adequate housing in
Hardee County and moved to
Sebringin late 2000. When the
commission withdrew funding,
Attardo's $5,000 monthly
salary disappeared and he re-
signed.
Members of the EDC/IDA
objected but also withdrew by
March 1: They were Dana
English, Lavon Cobb, Nancy
Craft, Jama Abbott, Diana


Youmans, Cindy Price, Cath-
erine Cornelius (college presi-
dent), John Martz (of Big-Lake
Bank), Jeraldine Crews, John
Gill, Zedra Summers, Bill
Alexy and Richard Nicholson.
The IDA was revived in May
2001, with Gill, Nicholson,
Durrance, Summers and Martz
Sas members of the board.
Commissioner Bill Lambert
said, "It is our philosophy to
work hand-in-hand with all
businesses wanting to come to
Hardee County and allow IDA
to issue a letter of intent to work
in grants and develop county
resources to help procure what
a business needs to start."
The EDC began again in
'2003. There were 13 members
on the EDC, of which seven
were also on the IDA. Jim Berg
was named new EDC director.
Bill Lambert survived an
attempt to force his resignation
from the commission in June
S2003. He and other commis-
sioners refused to observe
Civility Month and declared, on
a split vote they did riot intend
td be civil. He was not re-elect-
ed in the fall of 2004, when
Commissioner Minor Bryant
Returned to the District 1 seat.
Lambert, however, retained
his interest in economic devel-
opment in the county, remain-
ing on the Economic Devel-
opment Authority board as a
commission appointee and
chairman. He said "Economic
progress in the county has
always been my passion. That's
why I ran for the commission in
1999 and why I. have been on
the Wauchula Airport Authority
and the Economic Development
Authority which spends sever-
ance tax money. I have stayed
attuned to Hardee County poli-
tics."
In October 2007, Lambert
was named interim director of
the IDA' and was 'chosen as
EDC director in July 2008 with
a beginning salary of $77,500.
He was also IDA director and
manager of the newly formed
Hardee County Commerce
Park.
In April 2008 IDA purchased
an additional 104-acres for. the
commerce 'park for $1.5 mill
from Dewey and Judith Terrell.
Cobb, still a member of EDC,
was given a contract for a
50,000-square-foot Spec Build-
ing so IDA would have an
available building in the Com-
merce Park to offer a potential
business.
Also in 2008, Mosaic
Fertilizer began talking -about
an economic development
agreement, which was then
required of a mining company
seeking approval to mine or.
extend mining. The final.
Mosaic agreement provided for
$5 million for the first year and
up to $37 million over 10 years,
with the money going to the
IDA to use to develop infra-
structure and job creation to
ensure industry when mining is
over, approximately 2030 or so.
In 2008, the IDA included.
nine members, and included'
Rick Justice of First National
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Eco-
nomic Development Authority
came under scrutiny of the
Auditor General for its award of
funds for two projects between
April 2007 and October 2010.
The EDA received and dis-
pensed $8,485,909 for fiscal
years 2008-09 through 2011-
12; (the state fiscal year runs
from July 1 through June 30.),
The Office of the Auditor
General reviewed $7:8 million
awarded between April 2007,
and October 2010. In most
cases, the grant award was
reimbursement for expenses to
be paid first by the project
provider.
The Auditor General report
,sa-s EDA did not get sufficient
'substantiation that two of its
awards were properly spent. It
did not question whether the
awards were a proper use of
phosphate tax monies for eco-
nomic development.
One project questioned was
$775,000 awarded in April
2007 to the city of Wauchula as
an infrastructure grant toward
funding, materials, equipment,
and labor for a hangar facility at
the municipal airport. The city
made some of its project pay-
ments to the architect who
signed them electronically,
which did not provide an audit
trail. The emailed. approvals
were not provided to the EDA
to give it evidence that amounts
were properly approved and
paid.
In a second project, a $2 mil-
lion reimbursement grant to the
IDA for construction and main-
tenance of a broadband infra-
structure network. Require-
ments for reimbursement didn't
include copies of signed or can-
celed checks as proof of pay-
ment of $1,427,354. in invoices ,
and $7,880 had, no supporting
invoices.
The EDA faces a new chal-
lenge in addition to its distribu-
tion of severance tax monies.
In late September it was given
the responsibility to handle the
'CF Industries economic devel-
opment agreement, a require-
ment of obtaining 'approval for
the South Pasture Mine Exten-
sion. (A change in the mining
ordinance made creation of an
economic development agree-
ment part of any application for
mining or to extend an existing
mine. The intent was that, the
phosphate companies con-


tribute to planning for post-
mining jobs in the county).
The CF agreement calls for
$1 million when all regulatory
approvals for the mining exten-
sion are received. Then, there
will 'be $3 million a year for
three years. The money is to be
spent 75 percent for education
and $25 percent for recreation.
Over the next year, while regu-
latory approvals are pending, as
it did when it began handling
phosphate severance tax
monies, EDA will hold several
workshops and discussions to
set policy on how the money
will be used for education and
recreation. (For instance, will it
be used for private schools,
public school projects for which
there is no other funding, for
vocational or college develop-
ment? What types of recreation
will receive awards, county and
municipal parks and recreation,
private recreation for public use
such as ATV or Equestrian
parks).
BACKGROUND
The Economic Development
Authority began in 2004 as a
dependent board on an interim
basis.
It came on the heels of the
passage of state Senate Bill 18E
during the 2004 Legislative
Session, changing how sever-
ance tax was apportioned.
Previously it had been distrib-
uted among several counties in
the state, but the new law
changed that.
It designated for Hardee
County, a lion's share of the
phosphate severance tax,
money the phosphate compa-
nies pay the state on each ton of
phosphate extracted. The first
$10 million goes to. the state
Conservation and- Recreation
Lands Trust Fund. Some goes to
the Florida Institute for Phos-
-pa'te. Research, ..the Minerals
Trust Fund and other state
groups.
Hardee and Hamilton coun-
ties were to receive the majority
of the rest of the monies as they
were the only two counties
where there was active mining.
By 2006, Hardee would .begin
receiving 79.57 percent of the
money and Hamilton would get
a little over 20 percent.
Until the Legislature com-
pleted its designation of who
should be on the Hardee County
Economic Authority Indepen-
dent Board, a dependent board
was established by the County
See EDA 4B


,By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The recent Auditor General
report had only one finding
involving the Hardee County'
Commission.
It says the annual county
audit did not include the IDA
although it should have because
the county, through its commis-
sion, was responsible for fund-
ing for the IDA. Anytime the
income or expenses were over
$100,000 annually or the total
of expenditures and expenses
were between $50,000 and
$100,000, an audit was required
for the IDA and was to be incor-
porated into the county audit.
The IDA did not file annual
reports with the state until last
year when it was told it was
overdue for the 2009-2012 and
the 2010-11 fiscal years they
were both done before Dec. 31,
2011.
A new accounting procedure
for government accounting
went into effect with the 2011-
12 fiscal year. Called GASB for
the Governmental Accounting
Standards Board, it set account-
ing and reporting standards and
set component units for report-
ing, any entity that was finan-
cially accountable to the com-
mission or had special benefits
because of the commission.
Since the commission initial-
ly financed the IDA/EDC and
because the commission ap-
points the voting majority of the
IDA governing board, the com-
mission was responsible to
include the IDA in its annual
audit.
When the commission en-
tered into a developer agree-
ment for mining and reclama-
tion with Mosaic, that included
an economic development
agreement which would give $5
million to the IDA, of which
$500,000 wy set aside for.the.
commission's use. Under the
GASB requirements, the com-
mission had voluntarily accept-
ed the agreement to allow a
large portion of the mining
agreement monies to go to the
commission and this made the
commission responsible for that
money, considered support to
the IDA, because the agreement
was between the county and
Mosaic.
BACKGROUND
Hardee became a county in
1921 and operated under the
commission form of govern-
ment for many years, with each
of the five commissioners


bringing any problems from his
particular district to the atten
tion of the entire board to allc
money for roads, bridges, an(
other capital projects.
The commission gradually
felt the burden of trying to
equally resolve all problems
and began a county manager
form of government in 1991.
Gary Oden, a 37-year employee
who began as. a grader operator
and worked his way up to the
top of the road and bridge
department, 'became the first
county manager.
In 2001, when the commis-
sion withdrew funds from the
IDA and caused termination of
IDA director Lew Attardo, the
commission decided to become
more involved in economic
development. It formed four
directors, Kris Delaney for
General Information Systems
and planning, Kathy Crawford
for Finance, Engineer Bryan
Hunter as director of public
works and Michael Choate for
Public Safety, including emer-
gency management and fire-
rescue services.
The focus was on getting an
industrial park going, water/-
wastewater for Wauchula Hills
and surrounding RV parks, and
telecommunications. Land was
purchased off SR 62 for the
water/wastewater plant and
then 100 acres off Gebhart
Road and SR 62 fdr the indus-
trial park. Loans for thes6 were
paid off with the first of the
increased severance tax monies
in 2003/04.
On Sept. 21, 2001, it hired
Lex Albritton, a 1970 Hardee
High grad with an MBA from
the University of South Florida
and a background in business
and accounting, to be assistant.
county manager/ecqnomic d-
velopment director at a salary
of $60,000. His emphasis. wa&,,
to be on land use and planning
issues.
Economic development
should, be Albritton's'highest
priority, said the commission,
which included Commission
Chairman Bill Lambert, Walter
Olliff, Milton Lanier, Nick
Timmerman and Gordon
Norris.
Incidentally, the commission.
had had a falling out with its
former 16-year attorney Gary
Vorbeck and he had resigned.
Hired as county attorney on
June 21,2001 was Ken Evers, a
1985 Hardee High, University.
See COMMISSION 4B


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Thursday 5p.m..

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
SIND*A:
Bible Study .......................... 9:30 ,.m.
Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ....i......6:30 pdit..
WEDNESDAY:
Discipleship Training
Youth & Adult ..................6:30 p.m.
AWANA (ages 3-5th grade) ....6:30 p.m.,

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

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


SHOLCHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC.M
Misa (Espanol) Sunday .....

IGLESIA DEL DIOS
105 Dixiana St. 375
Domingo De Predicacion...
Martes Estudio Biblico.......
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil.
SJueves De Predicacion .......

IMMANUEL BAPTIST C
210 E. Broward St. 3'
Sunday School .......
Morning Worship ..........
Evening Worship ...............
Wednesday Prayer ..............

MACEDONIA PRIM
BAPTIST CHUR(
607 Palmetto St
Church School .................
Morning Service ...............
Evening Service ................
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ...
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST I
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 3
Sunday School ..................
Morning Worship ..............
Disciples Training...............
Evening Worship ...............
Wednesday Prayer Time.....
NEW BEGINNING CI
Mason Dixon & County
781-5887
Sunday Worship ................
2hd Sunday Communion ..
Bread of Life -,Sunday......
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday

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PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday Sqhool .................
SuLnday Service ...........'......
Wednesday Service............


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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


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IGLESIA PENTECOSTES
VISION POR LAS ALMAS
149 Bedger Loop 448-2831
Servicio Domingos ...............17:30 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.
Evenin Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:00 p.m.

ONA'BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-254C
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7100 p.m.

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

VWAUCHULA

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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
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.rm.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
773-0427
-Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.


.,. tle ,dl. iEt ni,g' Cell Groups
SAdull Cell Group ......... .7:00 p.m.
MISSION Youth Cell Group .................:00 p.m.
...7:00 p.m. Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
,. allfor locations
VIVO
-4191 CHARLIE CREEK
.11:00 p.m. BAPTIST CHURCH
...7:00 p.m. 6885 State'Road i4 East 773-3447
...7:00 p.m. Sunday School :................9:45 .a.m.
...7:00 pom. Morning Worship ...........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worsl~ip ..............6:00 p.m.
CHURCH Wednesday Worship .............6:30 p.m.
75-4681 CHURCH.OF CHRIST
...9:45 a.m." 201 Florida Ave.
.11:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Study ..............9:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. SundayWorship Service......10:30 a.m.
....7:00 p.m Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

ITIVE CHURCH OF CHRIST
CH Will Duke Road
S773-2249
...9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
..11:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Class ............. 11:30 a.m.
...7:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
...7:00 p.m. Wed. Night Bible Class .......7:00 p.m.
..6:00 p.m. Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of'Month:.......4:00 p.m.
CHURCH
75-4409 CHURCH OF GOD
...9:45 a.m. Martin Luther King Blvd.
..11:00 a.m. 767-0199
...5:00 p.m.
...7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
...7:00 p.m. OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
HURCH 630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Line Rd. Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
.1:00 a.m. Priesthood ........................... 11:00 a.m.
..11:00 a.m.
.12:15 p.m. COMMUNITY BAPTIST
....7:00 p.m. CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
;OSPEL 615 Rainey Blvd.
ER 257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ...........10:00 a.m.
..10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship....l 1:00 a.m.
....6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
....7:30 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.
Viemes 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 ... ............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship.........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD,
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...............10:20 a.m.
Children's qhuch ..t.............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
SIINDAY'
Generations Cafe Opens..;;...A:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast ...................10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-Sth) .......... ........... 10:45 a.m.
Worship Service ................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ..................6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ...................9:30 a.m.
-'Morning Service .................. 1:00 aim.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Mirlistry.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.
WednesdayTActivities ............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 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158
Morning Service::...............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7 00 p.m.,
HEARTLAND'
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts..................9:00 a.mn.
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....l 1:00 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 Stanfield Rd.
Sunday School ....................10: 00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer
Night) ................................ 7:30 p.m .
Friday Worship Service ........7:30 p.m.

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

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Domingos ..............................6:00 p.m.
M iercoles............................... 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 ..............1..1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service.:..............7:30 p.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .....................9:45.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.
WednesdayService................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services

NEW MT. ZION.A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship
(Lst & 3r Sur. '" III.' a.m.
Sunday School ................. 9:45 a.rm .
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......1.7:00 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
S 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858,
'. "& 3'" Sun.
SCommunion .............10:00 a.m.
2 -1 Sun
Di men Vorship. (. .10 0i a.m.
Bible Study ........ ..... ......11.15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
S BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main
773-5814
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ...................1100 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer '.....:.....7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service ...............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning .:6:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program I
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 .................... 600 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) .....5:00 p.m.


(Spanish) ......7:00 p.m.
Sunday(English) ...................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ................1:00 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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train ....................7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship ............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School..................10:00 a.m.
Church :..... ........... ........0:0Q 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. 735-1200
Sunday School .......... ...........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Training Union ......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .:...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544
Gospel Music .....................10:30 a.m.
Worship Service 11l00 a m.
Wednesday Bible Siujd 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 ..............1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS
MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd.
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
W orship..............................11:00 a.m.
Evening................................ 1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H ............7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ...............7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ...:..........10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.........11:00 a.m.
.... ......................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ....................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ...........................6:00 p.m.
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 US. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday 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 .......................... 1:00 a.m .
SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ... ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio .......................1...... 1:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club ..........................6:30 p.m .
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Meriendi ...........6:00 p.m.
Servicio....................... .......8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


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Bailee Danyel Williams, to uated from Hardee Senior High
James Joseph Olliff, the son of School in 2008, and is pursuing
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Wauchula. mechanical engineering at the
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School in 2009 as co-valedicto- in May 2013. He is a member
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Wauchula Kiwanis Club recently donated $5,000 toward a mammography unit for
Florida Hospital Wauchula for breast screenings in the fight against breast cancer. The
unit is expected to cost $180,000, and other funds are being solicited. Local hospital
administrator Linda Adler has been wanting to offer this service in Wauchula. Men
occasionally get breast cancer. This is a project of the hospital's Foundation Board.
From left are Misty Hughes, Wauchula State Bank; Carol Jean Ackerly, Mosaic and
board president; Bess Stallings, Foundation Friend; Jamie Bateman, Florida Hospital
Foundation executive director; Jake Crews, Kiwanis president; Nell McCauley, Peace
River Electric; and Tonya Royal, Foundation Friend.


Football May Change Districts


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The bi-annual ,shuffling of
football districts is under way
again.
The Florida High School
Athletics Association an-
nounced last week the tentative
changes for football district for
the 2013-14 and 2014-15 aca-
deimic school years.
If finally approved, the redis-
tricting could prove a boon to
the Hardee Wildcats, who will
no longer have to contend with
state-ranked Palmetto.
The tentative .redistrict plan
sets up the eight classes plus 57
independent 'schools. Class
placement is based on school
population in the fall of 2012.


District placement is intended
to have the least travel. Some
districts have as few as three
teams, some as many as 10.
Under the proposed plan,
which is subject to appeals and
final placements, Hardee re-
mains in Class 5A for schools
with population froi 1,049 to
1,573, but moves from the car-
rent District 10 to District 12. It
will remain with opponents
Biadenton Bayshore, Braden-
ton Southeast and DeSoto.
In District 5A-9 are Tampa
Jesuit, Tampa Middleton and
Riverview Spoto. In SA-11 are.
Auburndale, Lake Wales, Mul-
berry and Lakeland Teneroc.
Palmetto move -to Class 6A,
schools with a population 1,574


to 1,871. It will be in 6A-7
along with St. Petersburg Dixie
Hollins, Largo, Seminole Os-
ceola and Venice.
Nearby Sebring will be in
6A-11, along with ;Lakeland
Lake Gibson, Lake Region of
Eagle Lake and Winter Haven.
Avon Park and Lake Placid
will be in Class 4A; population
637 to 1,033. They will be in
4A-6 along with five other
schools from Tampa, Sarasota
and Fort Myers.
Finally, northern neighbor
Fort Meade will remain in Class
1A, population 1 to 600, and in
District 8 along with Frost-
proof, Crescent City, Taylor in
Pierson, and Wildwood.


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4B The Herald-Advocate, January 3, 2013


Commission by ordinance on
April 1,2004.
A later resolution created an
11-member dependent board
and began to mirror the eventu-
al independent board. The com-
mission retained the right to
appoint the board members,
remove them and fill vacancies.
On the first dependent board
were: David Royal of the
Florida Farm Bureau; Paul
Samuels of the Phosphate
Council and Cargill Crop
Nutrition (later to become
Mosaic); Mike Manley of the
Hardee County Chamber of
Commerce; Lory Durrance,
representing the county Indus-
trial Development Authority;
municipal representatives Perry
Knight, Bowling Green Mayor,
and Bill Beattie, Wauchula
Police Chief; and three com-
missioners Walter Olliff, Bobby
Ray Smith and Bill Lambert,
who was then commission
chairman.
The dependent board operat-
ed for the rest of 2004; and until
June 16, 2005. Most of the
money allotted during its tenure
was used for the purchase and*
development of the Hardee
County Industrial Park off SR
62 and the adjacent Wauchula
Hills sewer/water plant. Also,
during that time, Lambert lost a
re-election bid for a commis-
sion seat and all five commis-
sioners were on the dependent
board.
In the spring of 2005, the
Hardee independent board, later
named the Economic Develop-
ment Authority was formed. It
began by taking time to set up
policies and procedures for use
of the phosphate, taxes. The
county manager's office would
receive applications and make
copies to distribute to the
County Commission and each
of the (municipal commissions
for their review and rankings of
the applications. Those recom-
mendations and the applications
would then go to the Economic
Development Authority for its
awards.
By the summer of 2006,
under Senate Bill 310, EDA
was to begin receiving about $4
million annually in severance
tax under the new state distribu-
tion formula. The Legislature
nixed a proposal that the sever-
ance tax go directly to the
County Commission and set up
the membership of the EDA.
By State Statute, the EDA
was to use the money for eco-
nomic development and infra-
structure. It was to solicit, rank
and fund projects in Hardee
County.
.The state designated the IDA
membership to serve beginning
in 2006. Until recently, it
included Bridget Merrill of.
Enterprise Florida, representing
the state Office of Tourism,
Trade and Economic Develop-
ment (OTTED) in Tallahassee


(she recently resigned and a
replacement has not been
named).
There is Roger Hood, of the
Heartland Workforce, repre-
senting the Agency of Work-
force Innovation; he has been
on the EDA since its inception
in 2005.
Kenny Miller of CF Indus-
tries represents the Florida
Phosphate Council; originally,
it was Paul Samuels of Mosaic,
who served from 2005 to 2011,
but had to resign when elected
to the Hardee County School
Board.
Representing the Chamber of
Commerce has been a succes-
sion of its presidents, Terry
Atchley, Vanessa Hernandez
and Derren Bryan, until it was
decided that the Chamber's
executive director Casey Dick-
son should represent the cham-
ber. rather than changing the
member when a new president
took office each year.
David Royal represents the
Florida Farm Bureau and has
been a member of the board
since its beginning. He was
reappointed in 2008 and 2011.
He was vice-chairman for sev-
eral years and was appointed
chairman on Feb. 21,2012.
There is a commission at-
large appointee. At first, it was
Bill Lambert, who served as its
chairman from the beginning
until May 2, 2012. Stan Pelham
was appointed to replace him,
beginning May 3, 2012.
Another commission at-large
appointment was Commission-
er Bobby Ray Smith, who
served until Nov. 15, 2012 and
replaced by Commissioner
Terry Atchley. When he left the
commission to become Wau-
chula City Manager in October
2011, Commissioner Sue Birge
was appointed and has served
since Oct. 6,2011. She has been
vice-chairperson since Feh. 21,
2012.
The commission also had a
pair of appointments from the
three municipalities. Bowling
Green Mayor Perry Knight was
appointed and reappointed
again in 2007 and 2010.
Although he resigned as mayor
in an unsuccessful bid for the
District 5 County Commission
Seat, he has remained on the
EDA. His term would expire
Jan. 1,2014.
The second municipal ap-
pointee was Police Chief Bill
Beattie, who has served from
the beginning. He- was reap-
pointed in 2007 and 2010 and
his. term would expire Jan. 1,
20.13. In the last year, he retired
from the city and has subse-
quently resigned from. the EDA.
Zolfo Springs, Bowling Green
and Wauchula each is in the
process of naming two recom-
mendations, for the position,
which will probably come after
Beattie's term expires and will
begin a new three-year term.


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Bank, Mike' Manley, Thomas
Macias, Jama Abbott, Marcus
Shackelford, Dana English and
Lavon Cobb, who had replaced
Bill Mulcay. Joining them on
the EDC were Nancy Craft,
Teresa Crawford, John Barlow;
Oralia Flores, Keith Davis, Joe
Albritton, Rick Knight, Kenny
Baker and Lory Durrance.
In September 2010, Barlow
stormed out of a commission
meeting after a tirade against
IDA policies and procedures
and recommended Lambert be
fired. Barlow claimed no new
jobs had been created because
EDC was dysfunctional be-
cause of constant arguing
between Lambert'and members
of the boards.
Nancy Craft had been re-
moved from the IDA/EDC in
November 2011 because of an
e-mail she sent Lambert on his
IDA website. She thought as the
owner of a golf course he would
see the humor in a webpage
article on a British golfer who
had gone golfing- in a black


overcoat with nothing under-
neath it and flashed her co-
golfers. Unfortunately, the arti-
cle was not considered a joke
and backfired with Craft's dis-
missal because of the obscene
e-mail. It was unclear whether
she had been dismissed for
malfeasance, misfeasance or
dereliction of duties, the only
reasons people can be removed
from the IDA/EDC. It is also
unclear if the IDA director or
even the IDA can remove some-
one or if that is the prerogative
of the commission which
appointed them in the first
place.
In the last few months; there
have been other changes. IDA
turned over vetting new busi-
nesses to the Chamber of
Commerce, which is a non-
profit organization under Flor-
ida Statutes 501.6c, which
allows it to evaluate potential
business, lobby, and perform
other private functions.
Also, in the last few months,
Lambert asked the commission
to increase the IDA to 9 to 13
members as it had only six
members because of the.resig-
nations of Mike Manley and


Marcus Shackelford in 2011.
Lambert asked the commis-
sion to make the same members
for both the IDA and EDC. As a
start to bringing membership up
in the IDA, on Sept. 27, the
commission appointed John
O'Neal and Russ Melendy and
reappointed Don Samuels, join-
ing Jim See, Vanessa Hernan-
dez, Mike Prescott and Joe
Albritton.
The woes of the IDA and the
director continue. One of the
Auditor General's criticisms
was the use of IDA funds for the
Blue Water/LifeSync/Tech Riv-
er technology plan, which at
one time involved IDA chair-
man Joe Albritton and his
brother, state Rep. Ben Albrit-
ton, as members of that corpo-
ration.
As it turns out, the corpora-
tion was not eligible for the
$2,657,813 funding through the
IDA, because it is not a capital
project as described in the
Florida Industrial Development
Act, but an idea to develop a
computer system to. encode
people's medical records in a
confidential manner so they
could -be available to family


or Florida and Stetson Law
School grad.
Oden, who had been in the
,county DROP retirement pro-
gram, abruptly resigned on Jan.
17. 2002.during a particularly
contentious planning meeting,
citing philosophical differences
with the commission. Albritton
was appointed interim county
manager. In a five-year review
in May 2006 his salary was
raised $10,000 because of his
dedicated performance during
and after the series of hurri-
canes which devastated Hardee
County in 2004.
Meanwhile, on April 22,
2002, Brent Stephens had
become the first county ec_-
nomic development director.
He resigned on June 14, 2002
when a private sector job he had
been waiting for became avail-
,able. Kris Delaney became
interim director of planning and
development/economic devel-
opment director.
Park Winter was named the
next economic development
director in September 2002.
One of his first tasks was to
facilitate purchase of the





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Commerce Park site for $1.6
million. He remained in that
position working with the
IDA/EDC until his duties with
the newly formed utilities
department running the water/-
wastewater program took too
much of his time. One of his
last duties was beginning devel-
opment of the Commerce Park
in late 2003.
When Nick Stasko was hired
as the new planning director in
August 2005, it freed Winter up
to devote himself to expanding
utilities to the RV parks, the col-
lege, and residences in Wau-
chula Hills, Stasko began revis-
ing the mining ordinance, up-
dating the Comprehensive Land
Use Plan and similar duties.
Unfortunately, he was severely
injured in a fall from his roof.
The county held his job open
as he regained consciousness
and began a treatment program.
Doug Knight, project coordina-
tor during the aftermath of the
2004 hurricanes, stepped in to
assist. When it became obvious
Stasko would not be able to,
regain all his abilities, new
planning director Kevin Den-
ney was hired in August 2010,
taking oversight of the building
and zoning department, mining
coordinator and specialists and
similar land use duties.
In the first two years, he con-
tinued to work on coordinating
the land use plan.with building
codes and ordinances which did
not always agree, although over
the last year some of his focus
was drawn away for work on
the 2012 visioning plan for
which a first draft was present-
ed in December. A review of
changes to the plan will be held
by the commission at its Feb. 8
workshop.


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members, physicians and emer-
gency personnel upon proper
request.
In addition, the company had
no stipulated time frame in
which to complete the idea/-
planning phase and move its
company to Hardee County.
The first company had no
authorization to change the
company name/business and
transfer the grant dollars. IDA
has no agreement to regain any
of those monies or for liquated
damages for failure to live up to
agreements.
As an aside, the purchase of
the former Peace River Electric
Cooperative building on U.S.
17 at REA Road for a location
for the technology company
also was fraught with difficul-
ties, not ensuring a backup
source of emergency power in
case of loss of electrical power,
not clarifying who was respon-
sible for building renovations to
make it the site of a techonolo-
gy center, not getting an ap-
praisal and agreement for pur-
chase in the proper manner and
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January 3, 2013, The Herald-Advocate 5B


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
A spectacular early morning
blaze yesterday destroyed the
Wauchula Vegetable Co. in the
northeastern part of Wauchula,
leveling the large 100x90-foot
structures to the ground.

An egg was brought to this
office recently bearing a perfect
"3", on the shell. The hen that
laid the egg was 3 years old last'


october. According to Mr. and
Mrs. Charlie Frazier, when the
hen was 1 year old, a mark
resembling a "1" was on sever-
al eggs, and when she passed
her second birthday, she laid
several eggs with a figure "2"
on them. Mr. and Mrs. Frazier
state they have their neighbors
to bear out the facts.

The largest quail taken in
Florida, of which authentic
record has been made, was
taken by Herbert L. Stoddard,
in the "flatwoods" near the
coast southeast of Tallahassee.
This bird weighed 7.44 ounces
(211 grams). This bird was


Way ac Wen


PAGEANT PREPARATIONS


COURTESY PHOTO
Members of the 2013 Tri-County Area Magnolia Manor Pageant Committee recently
met to discuss the extravagant event scheduled for Feb. 23 at the historic Wauchula
City Hall Auditorium. The pageant will be filled with culture, dynamic performances,
extended education information, guest speakers such as 2012 Mrs. Florida Shawna
Lambert and much more. The application period kicked off on Dec. 15, and applicants
will be accepted through Feb. 15. For further details regarding applications and admis-.
sion to the event, contact Kenuated Baggett-Clarke, pageant director, at (863) 521-
1410; Sharica Jackson, pageant coordinator, at (863) 245-8666; or LaRosha McLeod,
pageant coordinator, at (863) 781-2450. Pictured with an event banner are (from left)
JacksOn, Baggett-Clarke and Jo Pace, pageant coordinator.


taken in 1925.

50 YEARS AGO
Tonight Hardee High's hus-
tling Wildcat cagers will get
back into action after the
Christmas holidays as they hit
the road to Plant City for a tilt
with the powerful Planters.

Reductions in property valua-
tions for tax assessment purpos-
es definitely will be made for
freeze damage, Assessor Anna
Mae Taylor said this week. She
.added that it would be impossi-
ble to tell at this time how much
the reduction might be.

In an advertisement for the
Hard of Hearing, the new
Sonotone "Wisp-Ear" is the
smallest hearing aid in the


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world and it's worn entirely
inside the ear. No outside cords,
tube or wires. It weighs under
1/5th of an ounce with battery
light as a nickel, small as a
dime. Can help 7 out of 10 per-
sons with hearing losses you
must see it to believe it.

25 YEARS AGO
Hardee County commission-
ers' recent decision to approve a
prison site v of Fort Green
has the suppuoi of a majority of
county residents, according to a
Tampa Tribune survey.

A 34-year old Wauchula man
was killed Christmas morning
after being struck by a pickup
truck while he was walking on
U.S. 17, three-tenths of a mile
north of Zolfo Springs, accord-
ing to a press release by the
Florida Highway Patrol.

Project CANOPIES will
sponser free parent education
classes in Wauchula on Tues-
day, from 7-8:30 p.m., for the
next eight weeks. Topics to be
discussed include communica-
tions, differences between pun-
ishment and discipline, and
stress management.

10 YEARS AGO
Courtroom cameras, metal
detectors at the entryway and
ID badges will become part of
the routine when the historic
Hardee County Courthouse
reopens in February.

From the Wagon Wheel RV
News: There were 36 present
for the services ont this crisp
morning. Judye Mercer had the
special music, singing "A Night
.To Remember," while the choir
sang "What Child Is This." The
greeters for the morning were
Bob and Muriel Bell. Rev.
Kennedy continued his sermon
series on the Book of Romans.

Women are a growing finan-
cial force in the home-buying
market. According to the Na--
tional Association of Realtors,
in 2001, single women in
America bought homes at more
than twice the rate of single
men.

Baseball player Roger
Maris, who hit 61 home
runs in 1961, won only one
home run title.


Judy Wilson

Gets Grand

Appointment

The 47th Triennial Assembly
of the General Grand Chapter,
Order of the Eastern Star, was
held Noy. 1-9 in Fort Worth,
Texas.
While there, Judy Wilson,
past grand matron of Wauchula
Chapter 42, was appointed to
the 2012-15 Credentials Com-
mittee. This is the first General
Grand Appointment given to
this 100-year-old chapter.
The Order of the Eastern Star
is a benevolent organization. In
just the past three years, it has
donated just under-$1.2 million
to the most worthy grand
matron's special project, Paws'
for Patriots, and nearly $3.2
million to scholarships. An'
additional $600,000 was award-
ed to the Youth Committee.


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These represent but a few of
the many charities the order
supports. The three-year. total
contributions to all charities
was just under $17.9 million.
Anyone interested in becom-
ing a member should contact
Wilson at 773-3200.



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6B The Herald-Advocate, January 3, 2013


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,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
name and address of the
Personal Representative and the
PersonIl 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, P.A.
424 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
Phone: (863) 773-5600
Facsimile: (866) 547-4362
Email: office@hardeelaw.com
Florida Bar No. 0054852


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Donald Gregory Harrison,
48, Fort Meade, and Maggie
Ann Taylor, 40, Fort Meade.
Ronald Lockett Jr., 30, Lake-
land, and Deshawn Denise
McMillian, 33, Wauchula.
Raul Vallejo, 20, Wauchula,
and Naomi Marie Delatorre, 19,
Zolfo Springs.
Christopher Alan Smith, 40,
Ona, and Michelle Lee Knight,
39, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Co. a/s/o Beth
Miller vs. Salvador Zuniga and
Lugo J. Santos-Zuniga, volun-


THURSDAY, JAN. 3
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 7
/Wauchula City Com-
mission, planning meeting,
on Community Redevelop-
ment Agency, and other city
business, City Hall, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8
*Industrial Development
Agency and Economic De-
velopment Council, monthly
meetings, Hardee County
Utilities Depart. Conference
Room, 2428 Commerce
Park Court, Hardee County
Industrial Park, SR' 62,
Bowling Green, 9 a.m.
VBowling Green City
Commission, regular meet-
ing, City Hall, 104 E. Main
St., Bowling Green, 6:30
p.m.


THURSDAY, JAN. 10
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
I:3c Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


tary dismissal.
FIA Card Services vs.
Ronald P. Herron, voluntary
dismissal.
Valencia Garden Apartments
vs. Sabrina Irvin, voluntary dis-
missal.

The finding from the
recent misdenianor court
were unavailable at press time
due to the holiday schedule.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Victoria Lyrin Outten vs.
Joey Edward Carroll, petition
for injunction for protection.
First National Bank vs. Keith
Michael Weems, Martha
Weems et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Shari Chisonga and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Timothy S. Bonney, petition
for child support.
Silvia Jaimes o/b/o minor
child and DOR vs. David Cam-
pos, petition for child support.
Beatrice Zamorano and DOR
vs. Isaias Carrillo, petition for
child support.
Ashley Nicole Rocha and
DOR vs. Matthew Bryan
Hornsby, petition for child sup-
port.
William H. Morace and
Yvonne Morace, divorce.
Esmeralda Calderon vs.
David Cruz Jr., petition for
injunction for protection.
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
vs. Wauchula Hardward Pro-
perties, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Wells Fargo Bank vs.
Heather M. Birch, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Jaime L. Batiste and DOR
vs. Kara Ann Smith, petition for
child support.
Destiny Jimenez and Marcial
Cruz Jr., divorce.
First National Bank vs.
Maria Teresa Castillo et al, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure..


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
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.P.
MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISI-
TION TRUST 2006-CH2
(JPMACC2006-CH2),
Plaintiff,
vs.
OMAR A. MAYA, et al,
Defendant(s).
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NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
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 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 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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The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Isabel Ortiz-Ruiz and DOR
vs. Celia Ortiz, petition for
child support contempt with-
drawn.
Rilla Silverman Cooper vs.
McDonald's Restaurants of
Florida Inc., stipulated dis-
missal.
Neatha Irene Wyatt and
Kevin Odell Wyatt, divorce.
Sofia A. Cavazos and DOR
vs. Roberto Cavazos, petition
for child support -contempt
withdrawn.
Charley Denice Rivers and
DOR vs. Jerrick Lamar Brown,
voluntary dismissal.
Destiny Hen-era and DOR
vs. Joaquin Alvarez, voluntary
dismissal
Catalina Rodriguez and
DOR vs. Carlos Fabian, order.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust Co. vs. Juanita Wright et
al, voluntary dismissal.
Waylon L. Carter and Jamie
L. Nastu, order.
Alejandro Alvarando Sr. vs.
Crystal Lopez, voluntary dis-
missal.
Glori Deanne Wilson Fennell
and David Lamar Fennell,
divorce.
James Reschke and Danielle
Reschke, divorce.
Judith Neel vs. Wal-Mart
Stores Inc., voluntary dismissal.
ABC Turf Inc. vs. Sun State
Landscaping of Bradenton Inc.,
voluntary dismissal.
Kristen Nicole Whiteside
and DOR vs. Robert James
Johnston, order on child sup-
port contempt.
Luann Lanham Rimes and
DOR vs. Heather Darlene
Thornton Rimes, order on child
support contempt.
Senaida Gonzales and DOR
vs. Javohn Dewayne Camel,
order on child support con-
tempt. ;


Margarita Calzada Andrade
and Julian Galvez Marquez,
divorce.
Patricia Saunders and Scott
Saunders, motion for child sup-
port contempt denied.
Emilio Hernandez and
Mindy Hernandez, divorce.
Donna Jean Dufresne and
Willie Jeffrey Dufresne, di-
vorce.
Sierra Sager vs. Joshua B.
Klein, injunction for protection.
Cherylene D. Carlton. and
DOR vs. Delisha K. Redden,
child support order.
Kimberly Hernandez vs.
James Black, order.
Judy Darlene Rowe and
David Russell Rowe Jr., order.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust Co. vs. Pedro Ventura Jr.
et al, judgment of mortgage
foreclosure.

Results from recent felony
criminal court was unavail-
able at press time due to the
holiday schedule.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Richard E. Taylor and
Francine E. Taylor to Joseph D.
Noel and Carrie J. Goad,
$118,000.
First 'National Bank of
Wauchula .to Steven Dale
McVay and Kimberly Ann
McVay, $220,000.


PUBLIC NOTICE

SPECIAL MEETING DATE


The Hardee County Housing Authority will meet for a Special
Meeting on Wednesday,' January 9, 2013, at'8:00 a.m. at 701
LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula.
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CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The Board of Directors of the City of Wauchula Community Redevelopment
Agency (the Board) will hold a workshop on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 4:00. The
agenda can be viewed at www.cityofwauchula.com.

The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the Board hereby advises
that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the
proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of
the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status.
This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including
ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863)
773-3131.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/Keith Nadaskay
Chairman
Community Redevelopment Agency
ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk 1:3c



CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled
workshop Monday, January 7, 2013 immediately following the Board of Directors of
the City of Wauchula Community Redevelopment Agency (the Board) workshop
which will convene at 4:00 pm or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held.
The agenda can be viewed at www.cityofwauchula.com.

The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a
verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment
or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr.
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk
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SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY.
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers,
Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street,
SWauchula. Florida, unless otherwise noted

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & third Thursday at
6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF January 03rd at 8:30 a.m. & 17th at 6:00 p.m.
Swearing In Ceremony Constitutional Officers 01/08/13 at 8:30
a.m.
Planning Session No Planning Session scheduled
ACC/CCC Classes Tallahassee 01/09-01/11
Mosaic Tour 01/14/13 8:30 a.m.
MLK Day- 01/21/13 County Offices Closed

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP-
MENT AUTH.
Meets on second Tuesday of each month. EDC 9:00 a.m. IDA -
10:00 a.m.
MONTH OF January 08th Utility Department Conference
Room Commerce Park

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of
each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF January 03rd
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m.
in Building Department Conference Room, 401 West Main Street
MONTH OF January -14th

COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF January 07th

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.

HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meetings called as needed at 701 LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF January 09th at 8:00 a.m.

HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium
at Noon
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.

HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF January -15th at 5:30 p.m.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the
public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the-public meeting and be
heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
members, with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Sue Birge, Chairwoman 1:3nc


Elenda Ann Shelton to Joe H.
and Greta L. Jones, $36,000.
Mitzi H. Powell to Dennis R.
Powell, $23,426.63.
FBI Homes LLC to
Saturnino T. Paulino, $65,000.
Cammilo P. Morillo to
Enerida Leon and Marie E.
Cruz-Leon, $48,000.
Linda G. Clark to L&J Citrus
& Cattle LLC, $88;900.65.
J.A. Clark to L&J Citrus &
Cattle LLC, $88,900.65.
Ma King Orange Inc. to Fish
Branch Grove LLC, $450,000.
T&C Investments Inc. to
James W. Crews IV, $250,000.
William H. Lovett Jr. and
Pamela H. Lovett to Thomas C.
and Ana T. Watkins, $310,000.
Lucille Frank Faust et al to
KVA of Hardee LLC, $162,300.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to LLBBD, five
properties, $125,000.
Kevin O. Wyatt to Thomas T.
Davis Sr., $145,000.
Wauchula State Bank to Jeff
and Beverly Cornelius,
$98,500.



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Crystal Lake RV News HCSB Names School Councils
By Joyce Taylor


KOFFEE KLATCH
On Dec. 26, Harry Wittlieff
led the prayer. Larry Murphy
led the U.S. Pledge and Sylvia
Baker led the Canadian Pledge.
Joe announced that there
were 238 residents and family
members at our Christmas din-
ner. This had to be one of
largest attendances in a few
years. Barb and Chuck Ellis and
Sharron and Bob Noble put
forth their efforts to make this a
very special day for everyone.
Bill Johnson and Marilyn
Caitlins did a skit after the
Christmas dinner which was
,very funny.
The 50/50 winners were
'Jean'nie and Dick Carney,
Bernice and Dave English, L
493 and Keith and Betty
Stephens' daughter.
BINGO
Gisele Tremblay and Allen
Bower split the large jackpot on
Dec. 14 and Don Ahearn and
Sharleen Arola split the small
jackpot. On Dec. 17, the large
jackpot was split among Tina
Spoor, Sharleen Arola, Gisele
Tremblay and Wilma Behymer,
with Earl Folnsbee and Tina
Spoor splitting the small jack-
pot. Bernice English won the
special jackpot.
Joe 'Bennitt, Moe Immel,
Barb Ellis, Barbara Drake and
Betty Brunmmer split the large
jackpot on Dec. 21. Tina Spoor
again won the small jackpot
with Elaine Leverone, Jett
Brayton and Eliane Lemarche
splitting the special jackpot.


Tina Spoor owes us cookies big
time.
DECORATION AWARDS
Everyone gathered at the Rec
Hall after the golf cart parade
where the church choir led
everyone in singing Christmas
carols. The decoration winners
in the Mobile Home Section
were Earl and Rosalie Folnsbee
and Harrison and Dorothy
Krom. The winners in the RV
Section were Paul and Sherry
Vaughan and Don and Flo
Smith.
CHURCH NEWS
By Shirley Glessner
Pastor Bob Winne opened
the service on Dec. 23 with the
song "Jesus Loves Me." Pastor
Winne spoke on Christmas and
how.God has. given each of us a
special gift, as each of us is spe-
cial to Him. .God offers that
special gift and we can reject it
completely, receive it .and not
open it or receive it, open it and
enjoy.the gift .of eternal life
with Him in heaven.
Pastor Winne reminded us
that God's gift to the world was
his only Son:,He also reminded
each of us to use our time wise-
ly because once it's gone, it is
gone forever.
The choir, under the direc-
tion of Beth Frisbie, sang
"Worship the King," "Joy to the
World," "0 Little Town of
Bethlehem" and "Silent Night."
The service closed with a'
prayer and the singing of "God
be With You Till We Meet
Again."


COURTESY PHpTO
Decoration award winners are Earl and Rosalie Folnsbee,
Don and Floir "Sihtffhind'Paan Fiyi~gf

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

AND BUDGET HEARING

The Florida Governmental Utility Authority ("FGUA") announces a public meeting and public
hearing to which all interested persons are invited. The FGUA is a legal entity and public
body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Inter-
local Agreement among Citrus County, Florida; DeSoto County, Florida; Hendry County,
Florida; Pasco County, Florida; Polk County, Florida, and Lee County, Florida. The
meeting and public hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on February 14, 2013 at Central
Florida Development Council Office located at 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road,
Auburndale Florida 33823. The FGUA Board will address general operating issues of the
FGUA. The meeting will also include a public hearing to consider adoption of.the annual
budgets and capital improvement programs for the water and wastewater systems of Aqua
Utilities Florida, Inc., and Crystal River Utilities, Inc., which are proposed to be acquired by
the FGUA. All customers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or occupants,
and all other interested persons, shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the pro-
posed annual budget and capital improvement programs and to file written comments with
the FGUA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the FGUA with respect to
any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings
and may need to ensure-that a.verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons heeding special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in
this.proceeding should contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least
three business days-prior to the date of the hearing. If you have any questions, please
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By MARIA TRUJILLO
Of The Herald-Advocate
Recent School Board Meet-
ings brought on a few changes.
Right before a regular meet-
ing, County Judge Jeff Mc-
Kibben swore in re-elected
members Teresa Crawford and
Mildred Smith and Superinten-
dent David Durastanti. Board
members then went on to reor-
ganize and appoint Paul Sam-
uels as chairman and Thomas
Trevino as vice chairman.
Samuels was also chosen as
the Florida School Board As-
sociation liaison and liaison to
the Small School District
Council Consortium. Trevino
was named as FSBA liaison
alternate.
During this meeting the
school advisory councils for
Hardee Junior High, Pioneer
Career Academy and North
Wauchula, Zolfo Springs,
Wauchula and Hilltop elemen-
tary schools were approved.
A majority of the members in
these councils are people who
are not employed by the .school
'district. Each council is made
up of the' principal, a balanced
number of teachers, education
support employees, students,
parents, and others.
Members at HJH include.
Douglas Herron, Alicia Munoz,
Lucia Villalva, Maria Hernan-
dez, Wendy Floyd, Jorge Cis-
neros, Debbie Macedo, Chic
Cook, Larrett Smith, Barbara
Kelly, Annette Zuniga and
Samuel Rivera.
At PCA are Gilbert Vasquez,
Joanne Deal, Gina Geckler,
Frapcisco Juarez, Tabitfia Her-
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Jerry Browdy and Carlos
Gutierrez.
At NWE are Jacqueline
Benitez, Blanca Cabrera, Alicia
Eures, Sylvia Gaona, Bella
Gomez, Jennifer Hay, Daphne
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Kinzel, Martha Mendoza, Ira-
cey Nix, Jodi Oakes, Ruben Sa-
las, Jennifer Shackelford, Raoul
Tavarez and Alissa Whaley.
At ZSE are Becki Allison,
Evangelina Cardenas, Chic
Cook, Geneva Duran, Martha
De La Torre, Elizabeth De
Leon, Rajeeni Faulk, Frankie
Flesher, Tamara Hendry,
Melanie Henderson, Tammy
Pohl, Mary Ann Olmos, Debbie
Reyna, Melissa Schultz, Amy
Martin Thomas and Rosa
Equite-Zarate.
At WES are Sophy Alvarez,
Mary Cristina Avalos, Sonja
Bennett, Rebecca Block, Mar-
garita Borjas, Merta Cardoza,
Hilaria Cuevas, Elizabeth
Cherry, Brenda DeSantiago,
Andrea Doty, Sonja Franco,
Jessica Gray, Linda Harrison,
Shauntee Hines, Lisa Lamboy,
Oscar Lamboy, Shujwana
Lamy, Leigh LaJeunesse, Adam
Monts de Oca, Donna Patter-
son, Cissy Rickett, Isabel Ruiz
and Stacy Sharp.
At HES are Douglas Herron.,
Teresa Cortez, Linda Calvillo,
Cristina Gallegos, Tammy
Gomez, Maria Silva, Victor
Gonzales, Lidenia Servin,
Oscar Hernandez, Maricela
Hernandez, Carmen Sanchez
and Lucia Arroyo.
On the agenda were two
emergency items, both request-
ing the use of school facilities.
One was for the use of the
HJH auditorium for a parent
meeting about the Junior Miss
Pageant, while the other was for
the use of the old junior high
building for fire department
training. Both were approved,
the fire department training
will continue until February of
2013.
The board then went on to
the action agenda, where they
can discuss each item if neces-
sary. The following items were
approved without discussion:
-the use Wildcat Stadium
for Track & Field Day.
-holding a special election
for funding flexibility for the
fiscal years of 2013 through'
2017.
-a contract between the
board and the Florida Learning
Alliance to provide a staff de-
velopment management system


raiuwn as Navigator Plus-Track
Module and related services.
Board members then went on
to approve other items on the
consent agenda, which means a
single vote, with no discussion,
cleared all of the items at once.
These included:
-the agreement with Kenny
Borjas and the School Board for
2012-13. Borjas is a bilingual
school psychologist who has
been hired to do evaluations on
students when required. The
cost per student for each evalu-
ation is $980, which will be
paid from the Individuals with
Disabilities Act, Part B Project.
-allowing Crowther Roof-
ing & Metal of, Florida to
remove and replace the roof of
the office building at ZSE using
$62,100 from the general fund.
-accepting the District
Parent Involvement Plan. The
No Child Left Behind Law of
2001 requires a plan when a
district accepts Title I funds.
-use of the old junior high
practice field for the Hardee
Youth Football League. It will
.use the field for spring flag
football practice from Jan. 1 to
June 1,2013.
-the purchase ofthree 89-
passenger buses with air condi-
tioning for transportation from
Matthews Buses, using.
$371,403 from the capital out-
lay tax for 2012-13.
-the removal of 29 ,items
valued at $48,434 from the
property inventory. The items
include one truck, one copier,
two servers and 25 computers.
-the resignations of Ralene
Bates from WES and Brittany
Frey from HHS.
-leaves of absence for
Heather Birch at HHS, Amanda
Crawford at HJH, and Angela
Ioannidis ard Kelly Pazzaglia'
from WES. Also accepted the
return from leave of absence of
Aimee Smith at HJH.
-accepted the hiring of
Amanda Bias at ZSE and
Courtney Norris at HHS.
-appointed Ryn Heine as
the junior varsity baseball
coach at HJH and Dennis Aubry
as girls tennis coach, Caitlyn
Bliss as girls assistant softball
coach and Daniel Estrada for
boys assistant soccer coach'at


HHS.
-approved as substitutes
Kanisha Blandin, Andrea
Farrer, Naomi Guzman, Ronal
Bentick, Melanie Henderson,
Narcedalia Hinojos, A. Juarez,
Jan Sleeper, April Coronado,
Megan Graham and Ashley
Rigney.
-heard parent Aretha Faulk
Taylor request an answer from
the School Board about what
help she could receive from the
members for her children. They
again told her they were not in
charge of hiring anyone for the
school.
-heard member Thomas
Trevino add that what the
schools are doing with math
and science and what Susan
Barton is doing with cells is
very impressive.

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 rulemaking Is
to amend Rule 40D-8.624, F.A.C.,
to add guidance and minimum
levels for Tooke Lake and
Whitehurst Pond in Hernando
County.
The Notice of Proposed Rule-
making appeared in the Florida
Administrative Register, Vol. 38,
No. 98, on December 27, 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 Disabilities 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
I.us. If you are hearing or 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@
swfwmd.state.fl.us. (Ref OGC #
2012028)
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8B The Herald-Advocate, January 3, 2013


LifeLinks ...
By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
Have you made your New Year's Resolutions yet?
If you are like the majority of people, good intentions eventu-
ally give way to the reality of our life situations and circumstances.
While the desire to change is foremost in our minds, slipping back
to our comfortable ways of doing things is difficult to overcome.
And, sometimes we set our goals too high to reasonably achieve
them.
I want to share with you some ideas from the National Heart,
Lung & Blood Institute to help you make and keep healthy resolu-
tions in 2013. After all, the best resolutions are the ones you keep.
Maybe pick one or two from each of the categories listed below
and focus on those to get started:
Healthy Eating
Make a grocery list before you shop, and stick to it.
Eat a healthy breakfast every day of the week and make sure
members of your family do as well.
Replace sugary drinks with water or low-fat or fat-free milk.
Ask for salad dressing "on the side" when you go out to eat.
Physical Activity
Take the stairs instead of an escalator or elevator.
Do sit-ups or stretch during a television show.
Take a brisk 10-minute walk during your coffee break once
a day.
Lifestyle & Family
Remove TVs from your children's bedrooms.
Turn off the TV during meals at least three days a week.
Eat dinner together as a family most evenings of the week.
Take a family walk after dinner three or more nights a week.
Know Your Numbers
Learn your blood pressure numbers and what they mean.
Learn your cholesterol numbers and what they mean.
Calculate your Body Mass Index and know your BMI cate-
gory.
gTake Care of Your Health
Stick to a sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same
time each day, even on the weekends.
To help regulate a healthy sleep pattern, get outside in natu-
ral sunlight for at least 30 minutes a day.
Know the names and doses of allyour medicines, how to
take them; and what they do.
Refill your medicines before they run out and take them
exactly as your doctor directs, don't skip days or cut pills in half.
Learn the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
Hopefully, you have gotten some fresh ideas about making.
changes and setting goals for this New Year that just might be
achievable for you. Start out with just one or two until it becomes
a habit, and then move on to another one. Share with your family
and friends so they can encourage you to accomplish your goals.
Then, reward yourself with a fun activity when you keep a resolu-
tion for a month.
Before you know it, you will look forward to making resolu-
tions at.the beginning of each new year!
If you would like more information, contact the Hardee
County Extension Office at 773-2164. Also, visit the National
Heart, Lung & Blood Institute website at nhlbinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov.
Start enjoying a healthy year!


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

COUNTY
Dec. 30, Jobie Michael Skitka, 54, of 1137 Steve Roberts
Special, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge
of violation of probation and two traffic offenses.
Dec. 30, Tyler Lee Richardson, 24, of 880 Griffin Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on a charge of viola-
tion of probation and a traffic charge.
Dec. 30, Sergio DeLaCruz, 26, of 6811 Church Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on violation of county
ordinance.
Dec. 30, Gilberto Lopez DeLaCruz, 22, of 6811 Church Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Florida Wildlife Commission Ofc.
Jacob Cocke and charged with trespassing firing a projectile
across private land and taking or attempting to take turkey during
closed season.
Dec. 30, criminal mischief on Bostick Road and on Makowski
Road, and thefts on Lambert Road and on Appaloosa Lane were
reported.

Dec. 29, Marco Gomez Cubillas, 31, and Amauri Gonzalez
Bernal, 34, both of 1530 W. 68th St., Hialeah, and Javier Alvarez,
38, of 3165 NW 98th St, Miami, were arrested by Dep. Ryan
Waters and charged with violation of county ordinance and
attempting to take turkey during closed season.
Dec. 29, Kourtney Tawana LaRae Thompson, 25, of 135
Carlton St., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on a
charge of violation of probation.
Dec. 29, Kaylea Ashley Black, 19, of 2205 Lawrence Roberts
Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by the Fish and Wildlife
Commission and charged with trespassing firing a projectile
across private lane and trying'to take turkey during closed season.
Dec. 29, a fight, at Pine Cone Trailer Park Road, and thefts on
SEast Main Street and two locations on U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.

Dec. 28, Ashley Nicole Norman,'26, of 209 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, was'arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged
with possession of marijuana and violation of probation.
Dec. 28, Helmiro Andrew Garcia, 21, of 4060 Captiva Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged
with battery. ,
Dec. 28, a residential burglary on Dena Circle, criminal mis-
chief on Smith Road and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Dec. 27, residential burglaries on Cardinal Road, U.S. 17
South and Whooping Crane Lane, vehicles stolen on SR 62 and on
Myrtle Street, a tag stolen on Chamberlain Boulevard, criminal
mischief on Hill Street, and a theft on SR 64 West were reported.

Dec. 26, Lars Hagman Bylund, 22, of 9724 Walking Horse Dr.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Miguel Castillo and charged
with dealing in stolen property.
Dec. 26, Wendy Lee Horton, 41, of 1109 SW 47th Terrace,
Cape Coral, was arrested by DepJulie Bridges and charged with
withholding support of children.
-Dec. 26, Tabatha Marie Prestridge, 18 of 315 Bell St., Wau-
chula, Kristine Michele George, 18, and Christopher Lee Minton,
both of,807 SR 64 East, Zolfo Springs, and Matthew John George,
22, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green, were arrested by the Drug Task
Force and each charged with aggravated battery using a deadly
weapon, robbery with a weapon, destroying or tampering with evi-


dence, and illegal use of a two-way communication device.

Dec. 25, Franklin Pace, 58, of 1313 Lincoln St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Jeremy Brandeberry and charged with bat-
tery.
Dec. 25, Alejandro Alpuche, 36, of 656 Hyde St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Jeremy Brandeberry and charged with bat-
tery.
Dec. 25, Noe Macedo, 19, of 935 Acacia Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Jeremy Brandberry on a charge of violation of
probation.
Dec. 25, thefts on North Florida Avenue and on Hyde Street
were reported.

Dec. 24, Victor Bady Smith, 44, of 525 Magnolia Blvd., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with aggra-
vated assault with a deadly weapon, larceny petit theft and crim-
inal mischief damage to property.
Dec. 24, a fight on Harris Road, criminal mischief on Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue and a theft on Adrian Lane were reported.

WAUCHULA
Dec. 29, Adelson Augistine, 24, of 2460 Pine Cone Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with
disorderly intoxication.

Dec. 26, a fight at Florida Avenue and Orange Street was
reported.

Dec. 25, a residential burglary on Heard Bridge Road was
reported.

Dec. 24, a fight at Florida Avenue and Orange Street and a
theft on Polk Road were reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Dec. 29, Juan Antonio Velasquez, 44, of 4217 Middle Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and
charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Dec. 26, Irineo M. Martinez, 58, of 4601 First St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Chris Gicker and charged with
attempted homicide second degree, with use of a deadly
weapon, DUI, shooting a weapon into a dwelling/vehicle and using
a weapon under the influence of alcohol.
Dec. 26, Amy Elaine Shepard, 28, of 503 E. Orange St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Dan Franklin and charged with
battery.

Dec. 25, Michelle Nicole Casas, 31, of 807 Pleasant Way,
Bowling Green, was arrested by.Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and
charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon.

Dec. 24, Mario Herandez Santiago, 41, of 905 W. Grape St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged
with battery.