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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


113th Year, No. 6
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, January 10, 2013


70
Plus 5 Sle-, Tax


Fertilizer Plant Buys 600 Acres


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A company planning to open
a cleantech fertilizer plant in
Hardee County is getting close
to its goal.
Two major announcements
will combine to make the Bio-
Nitrogen Corp. plant a reality,
with construction expected to


TAKING THE OATH


INDEX
Classifieds................ 6B
Community Calendar....5A
Courthouse Report.......7C
Crime Blotter.................8C
Hardee Living................2B
Information Roundup..11A
Obituaries................ 4A
School Lunch Menus...88



II ll8 I
8 33913 00075 7


start within a few weeks.
The company won approval
from the county Planning &
Zoning Board and the Hardee
County Commission in No-
vember for its initial 40-acre
site off CR 663 (Ona-Fort
Green Road), just north of the
Vandolah Power Plant, and is
working on getting its final


of people to see. this is the con-
test for you!
The competition is open to all
ages and to anyone from any
locale. All it takes is a knowl-
edge of the annual festival and.
of course. skill with paper and
pen.
There are divisions for both
adults and for children 12 and
under.
Adults. we can tell you the
number of entries varies each
year. sometimes with fewer
than a dozen. So. give it a try!
Kids. we can tell you that par-
ticipation is so low: we some-


state and regional permits to dent Brian Samuels to be the
proceed. company's facility manager,
Meanwhile, BioNitrogen an- coordinating a supply of bio-
nounced in late December that mass material for the plant and
it would open Wauchula offices construction of the facility
on Jan. 1. It has completed a when it begins. As the plant
three-year lease for its facility material moves through the sys-
management team at 101 E. tem, Samuels will also be
Main St. responsible for shipping and
It recently named local resi- retail sale locally of the finished


PHOTO ir AMHARI TrUJILLO
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle (far right) administered the oath of office on Tues-
day to the candidates who won election to the county's five constitutional offices.
Officially beginning their terms are (from left) Sheriff Arnold Lanier. Courts Clerk
Vickie Rogers, Property Appraiser Kathy Crawford, Elections Supervisor Jeff Ussery
and (inset) Tax Collector Jacki Johnson. Constitutional officers begin their terms
in January. County officials for School Board, schools superintendent and County
Commission already have taken the oath of office, beginning their terms in No-
vember shortly after the General Election.


Citizen Sues IDA Over Records


By JOAN SEAMAN,
Of The Herald-Advocate
A local resident has filed a
circuit court lawsuit alleging
the Hardee County Industrial
.Development Authority has
violated Florida's Government-
in-the-Sunshine Law.
In the civil action filed Dec.
31, Henry Kuhlman, a Fort
Green resident, wants the 10th
Judicial Circuit Court to order
the IDA to allow him to view
and copy documents, and then
to pay his costs and fees for
having,to file the lawsuit.
The pleading was filed by
Ralf Brookes, a Cape Coral


attorney, in behalf of Kuhlman,
who asserts his efforts on Nov.
27 and Dec. 7 to view the docu-
ments were unsuccessful, as the
IDA unlawfully failed to pro-
duce them in violation of
Florida Statutes. Chapter 119
(open records law). IDA has
said not all information is avail-
able to the public
The lawsuit says Kuhlman
and/or his attorney want to look
at all documents concerning a
$2 million IDA grant agreement
dated Oct. 11, 2011, with Life-
Sync Technologies and an as-
signment and modification of


that agreement with Continu-
um Labs issued sometime in
November 2012.
The legal document comes on
the heels of a series of e-mails
between IDA economic devel-
opment director Bill Lambert
and Kuhlman over the last two
weeks of December, including
Kuhlman's efforts to get com-
missioners Grady Johnson and
Mike Thompson'to call a spe-
cial meeting to discuss a Dec.
19, Florida Auditor General's
report on IDA which cited sev-
eral instances in which it may
have violated auditing princi-



)ver-Art


Open!
times consider doing away with
the Children's Division. Do you
'want that to happen?
Awards will be given for first,
second and third places in each
division.
For the Adult Division, the
first-place winner gets the
grand prize: the front cover of
the special tabloid section we
publish in honor of the famed
event, a photo and feature story
inside, and $100 in cash!
For the Children's Division.
first place means your drawing
will fill the back cover of the
tabloid section. and you will
win 525 in cash plus a week-
long pass to the event.
This year. Pioneer Park Days
is set for Feb. 27 through March
3. Our special section will hit
See PPD 2A


ples and/or certain state sta-
tutes.
Commissioners have previ-
ously been advised that e-mail
between commissioners or
between a third party to each of
them is illegal.
See CITIZEN 2A


GOVERNOR VISITS


product, fertilizer with a high
nitrogen content conducive to
crop nutrition.
Ernie Iznaga, experienced in
engineering management will
be operations manager, respon-
sible for the smooth and effi-
cient production of the urea
fertilizer.
Early this week, BioNitrogen


Corp. announced that it has
acquired 600 acres for $9.7
million. Courthouse records
show the initial purchase for
$1,010,000 and the additional
purchase for $8,648,000, both
from E.L. Davis Jr. to Bio-
Nitrogen Plant FL 1 LLC.
Payment for the land will be an
See FERTILIZER 11A


FINR Files




Bankruptcy


Future Of One Of County's
Largest Employers Unknown


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One of the largest employers
in the county may be closing its
doors.
The Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation off
Vandolah Road has had action
filed against it and has filed a
petition for bankruptcy. Effects
on its 600 employees is as yet
unknown, although there have-
been recent layoffs.
Efforts to obtain a response
from FINR over the past two or
three months have been unsuc-
cessful.
The Chapter 11 restructuring
or bankruptcy petition filed in
federal court says the corpora-
tions owe at least $3 million,
and perhaps as much as $30
million to various creditors,
including county taxes, utilities,
medical supply companies.
Also on Jan. 4, Regions
Bank, headquartered in Birm-
ingham, Ala., filed suit against
the neurologic treatment facility
alleging it is in default on $31
million in real-estate loans and
is not maintaining at least 75
percent capacity at its facility,
which could care for as many as
236 patients.
In the last four months, FINR
has survived intense scrutiny by


three state health agencies and
is battling them over a change
in the state law defining the
type of patients a treatment
facility for brain-injured people
can serve. A 13-person team
with personnel front the. Agency
for Health Care Administration,
the Department of Children and
Families and the Department of
Health spent three days at the
facility in August, reviewing
staff, residents and their fami-
lies.
Its review included over 500
allegations of abuse or neglect
over an eight-year period, with
37 verified. FINR records show
54 DCF visits in the last year,
with 45 unsubstantiated or un-
founded determinations.
Most were initially reported
by FINR, and some involved
termination of employees and
criminal charges against them.
Two appeared in Hardee Circuit
Court last fall and were placed
on probation with appropriate
fines and fees. A third is await-
ing felony court disposition of
criminal charges against him.
The state interprets the law to
allow only 'patients who have
had head injuries from blunt
trauma, such as a vehicle or
boating accident, while FINR
See FINR 2A


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Florida Gov. Rick Scott chose Hardee County as the site to hold his "regional office
hours" on Wednesday of last week. Here, he is shown with customers (from left) Loretta
Wronowski and Debbie Stanley outside the Pioneer Restaurant in Zolfo Springs, where
he enjoyed lunch before meeting with local residents and officials. For more on the gov-
ernor's visit, see 6A.


DOE Issues

HHS Grade

... Story 11A


More Coverage

On IDA, EDA

.-. Stories 2A,1,B


Want To Get

On Board?

... Story 1C


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01108 83 61 0.01 annual Pioneer Park Days
TOTAL Rainfall to 01.08:13 42.67 Cover-Art Contest is now open.
Same period last year 51.64 If you have a talent for draw-
Ten YearAverage- 50.25 ing and would like to see your
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center i, anrk nhikehd fnr rhniennd
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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2013


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


RALPH HARRISON
orP auction Manager


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


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f Kelly's Column
By Jim


Congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide for defeating
Notre Dame 42-14 Monday night to win a third national champi-
onship in the past four years. Head coach Nick Saban has won four
national titles, three with, Alabama and one with LSU. The late
Bama coach Paul (Bear) Bryant won six titles.

Here's hoping 2013 will be a more peaceful year, nationally
and locally, now that the elections are over.
I would hope for more peace, less rancor and wise decisions
regarding economic development in Hardee.
The projects already underway deserve support and encour-
agement to help them be successful.
Public money, whether through taxes, fees, assessments or
from phosphate mining agreements, should be spent carefully.
It is good to try to shop locally, to keep more dollars at home.

Hugh Bradley as clerk of the court and Zee Smith as county
tax collector have just retired after 16 successful years in office. It
is good to retire and go out on your own terms.
There is an excellent letter to the editor from Hugh Bradley in
this week's newspaper on page 5C:.He has been a lifelong friend.

There is a lot of success in economic development at the
Hardee Commerce Park south of State Rd. 62 near Hwy. 17
between Bowling Green and Wauchula.

Here's hoping 2013 will bring breakthrough in curing or pre-
venting the citrus greening bacterial disease, spread by little insects
called psyllids.
Americans still drink over three gallons of orange juice annu-
ally per captia. I hope this figure will increase. Years ago con-
sumption was just over five gallons. OJ is very tasty and healthy.

The price of solar panels dropped from $3.37 per watt in 2007
to 70 cents a watt in 2012, an 80 percent reduction, reports the
December, issue of Industry Week magazine. U.S. solar panel
installations are up 1,400 percent since 2007.

Industry Week reported in 2011 union membership of
American workers was 11.8 percent, down from 20.1 percent in
1983. Public sector jobs in America in 2011 had a union member-
ship rate of 37 percent, while the rate for private sector workers
was 6.9 percent.
For U.S. manufacturing in 1973 nearly 39 percent of workers
were represented by unions (7.8 million people). The U.S. Labor
Department in 2011 reported those numbers had dropped to 10.5
percent and 1.4 million workers.
About two-thirds of union members voted in 2012 te re-elect
President Barack Obama.
The biggest reason for the decline in union manufacturing jobs
in the U.S. is globalization. Many American jobs and factories
were closed here and exported overseas as companies try to com-
pete in the global economy. Obviously, the vast majority of public
sector jobs cannot be shipped overseas.


Commission, IDA React To Audit

BOCC IDA


NOEY DE SANTIAGO
42 Asst. Prod. Manager

to0 4 Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 773-0657


Continued From 1A


the streets in time to match that
opening date.
Art entries will be scored by a
panel of three judges and three
awards given.
Adult prizes are as follows:
First Place Story and
photo on the artist, artwork on
cover of the special section,
$100 cash.
Second Place Artwork
published inside the special sec-
tion, $50 cash.
Third Place Artwork pub-
lished inside the tabloid section,
. $25 cash.
Children's prizes are as fol-
lows:
First Place Artwork pub-
lished on the back cover, a free
week-long admission 'pass to
Pioneer Park Days, and $25 in
cash.
Second Place Drawing
published inside the special sec-
tion, a free week-long admis-
sion pass. and $15 in cash.
Third Place Artwork pub-
lished inside the special section,
'a free week-long admission
pass, and $10 in cash.
Rules for all entries are listed
here, and we can tell you the
judges strictly enforce them.


Kids, that means pay attention
to what the rules say about size
and orientation, which means
which way you must turn the
paper before you start to draw.
For all. the rules are:
1.) The drawing must be the
original artwork of the entrant.
2.) The festival theme of
antique engines, farm machin-
ery or pioneer life must be
depicted.
3.) The size of the drawing
must be 8-1/2 'inches wide and
11 inches high, including the
lettering "Pioneer Park Days
2013." (Please take note that
your drawing must be vertically
oriented. Judges have routinely
disqualified entries that were 11
inches wide for failure to follow
the rules.)
4.) Pen and ink. charcoal,
dark pencil or marker may be
used. The drawing must be able
to be reproduced in the newspa-
per.
5.) Deadline is Friday, Feb.
15. at noon. No exceptions.
6.) The name. address and a
daytime phone number for the
entrant must be taped to the
back of the drawing. For kids.


include the age. ,
Bring your drawing to our
office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in
Wauchula during business
hours or mail it to us at P.O.
Box 338, Wauchuja, FL 33873.
Winners will be contacted
after judges make their selec-
tions.
Serving on our panel of
judges this year are two out-of-
towners and one local resident:
Susan W. Roberts, senior circuit
judge and seventh-generation
Floridian; a mystery judge who
wishes to remain anonymous;
and Jane Long, PPD director.
So, start drawing, and good
luck, everyone!


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town or otherwise not available
and it was not an emergency
matter as IDA, the Economic
Development Authority and the
commission each has 30 days,
to Jan. 18, to respond to the
Auditor General's report.
The lawsuit asked the circuit
judge to compel the IDA to
comply. The IDA and its attor-
ney were just advised on
Tuesday of the civil action and
have 30 days to respond to its
claims.


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Board of County Com-,
missioners voted 3-2 to table
discussion on the preliminary
auditor general's report con-
cerning the IDA, EDA and the
commission until the final
report is issued after the cited
parties respond to the findings.
Commissioners Sue Birge,
Colon Lambert and Rick
Knight voted in favor of not
discussing the issues while
Grady Johnson and Mike
Thompson voted against the
motion.
Before the commission could
take up the audit issue, Johnson
interrupted Chairwoman Birge
and made a motion to terminate
County Attorney Ken Evers
immediately.
The motion was seconded by
Thompson.
Johnson alleged Evers has a
conflict of interest by represent-
ing the County Commission,
Industrial Development Au-
thority and Economic Devel-
opment Authority, which were
all three cited in the state audit
report.
Evers told Johnson he dis-
agreed with his accusation of a
conflict, and pointed out his
predecessor for 17 years repre-
sented the commission and the
IDA.
"I would only be conflicted if
the BOCC took adverse actions
against the IDA, and at that
point I would declare a conflict
on my own," Evers said.
The board voted 4-1 to retain
Evers. Johnson's was the lone
vote to fire him. Thompson,
who seconded the motion, said
after the vote he only did so to
allow discussion and he is not
ready to terminate the attorney.
After that discussion ended,
Knight then made the motion to
table the audit discussions until
the final report is released. It
was seconded by Colon Lam-
bert.
Johnson pointed out one of
the 12 findings contained in the
audit report was directed at the
County Commission, and it had
30 days to respond. He then
asked who would respond to the
Auditor General's Office on
behalf of the commission, and
Birge said the attorney would.
Colon Lambert said he felt
most of the problems stem from
bookkeeping issues, and he
wants to wait. until the final
report is released to discuss the
findings. "We are halfway
through a process," he said. "It
says in red letters on every page
that says tentative and prelimi-
nary findings."
Thompson said he did not
agree with tabling the issue.
"The Economic Develop-
ment director (Bill Lambert)
has a right to answer this," he
said. "We need to start the dis-
cussion."
Evers said he believes the
auditor general is "absolutely
wrong" on one or more of the
findings, and he believes he can
convince the state of that.
He recommended the com-
mission discuss and address
Finding 12, which cited the
BOCC for not including the
IDA financial statements along
with its annual filings and
reports.
Evers said in 2011 former
clerk of court Hugh Bradley
determined the IDA as a non-


black and white and cannot see
the subjective things we are
doing here trying to build and
move this economy forward,"
he said.
In other action the IDA:
-agreed to get proposals to
supply one gigabyte of Internet
to the technology park which
will house Continuum Labs and
Rapid Systems once renova-
tions are completed.


component unit, which meant
the IDA filed its own financial
reports and it did not need to be
included with the county's
financial statements.
He said the auditor general
determined it as component
unit. which mean\ the county
was out of compliance.
Evers said in his discussions
with the auditors, the county
has a right to challenge the
state's determination of the IDA
being a component unit.
Colon Lambert then with-
drew his second to Knight's
motion, and it died when no
other commissioner made a sec-
ond.
Evers then said it was an
accounting issue and the board
needed to compose a formal
response.
Colon Lambert then made a
motion to challenge the auditor
general's opinion that the IDA
is a component unit, and to
table the rest of the audit con-
cerning the IDA and EDA.
His motion was seconded by
Knight.
Chairwoman Birge tried to
not allow public comment be-
fore the vote, and told the citi-
zens in the packed commission
chambers they would be
allowed to comment at the end
of the meeting.
Frank Kirkland blurted out
from the audience Birge was
breaking the law and needed to
allow public comment before
the vote. Attorney Evers agreed
with Kirkland and advised
Birge to allow comments before
the vote.
Birge then reminded poten-
tial speakers of the three-minute
time limit, and cautioned them
to be respectful or be removed
from the meeting.
"This is not a judge and jury
for the IDA," she said before
allowing public input.
Bill Lambert then was given
a chance to address the com-
mission. He said he felt both
sides could be correct when it
comes down to the IDA being a
component or non-component
unit.
He said out of respect of the
IDA members, he would rather
the IDA have a chance to dis-
cuss the findings related to
them first and .formulate a
response before the BOCC dis-
cussed the issues.
Bill' Lambert went on to say
the issue is not whether the IDA
is a component or non-compo-
nent unit but rather what ,the
basis was that the auditor gener-
al used in making its determina-
tion.
"I know they have erred," he
said.
Bill Lambert said the deter-
mination at a worst-case sce-
nario could impact or void the
Mosaic development agreement
and possibly cause a problem
with its permits.
Hank Kuhlman addressed
the commission and questioned
the LifeSync contract, and said
it does not represent the pub-
lic's best interest.
Benny Hash said he wanted
all the economic development
money to be under the control
of the County Commission.
Don Bissette said he felt it
was the responsibility of the
five county commissioners to
go back and rehash why this
(audit findings) has happened.
Kirkland said he shouldn't
have a three-minute clock to
speak when he has information
for the commission.
Nancy Craft said the IDA has
been one of her favorite organi-
zations and she wants to make
sure it is operated correctly.
Once the final audit report is
released, the commission will
take up the discussion but it is
unknown at this time when that
will be.





Continued From 1A
The 28-page Rules of Pro-
cedure the commission adopted
last summer limit calling of a
special meeting to the commis-
sion chairperson, vice-chairman
and/or county manager, none of
which wanted to call the meet-
ing over the holidays. Various
commissioners would be out of


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Members of the Industrial
Development Authority decided
to dispute some of the 10 find-
ings contained in the auditor
general's report released in
December when it responds to
the accusations.
Both Executive Director Bill
Lambert and the board's attor-
ney, Ken Evers, feel the IDA
did not violate State Statue 159
when awarding a $2.6 million
technology grant to Bluewater
in 2011.
"I believe the auditor general
is wrong," Lambert said.
Evers agreed with Lambert,
and said he has never seen an
audit that uses discretionary
terms such as the IDA "may not
have complied with statutes."
He thinks the auditors are not
completely confident in their
opinion and that is why they did
not come out and say the IDA
did violate statutes.
"The IDA can 'foster eco-'
nomic development of 1 the
county' and the authority can
enter into contracts for that,"
Evers said. "I have no question
in my mind that the Life~sync
agreement is justified under
these statutes."
Evers then said with board
approval it was his position to
formally challenge this finding.
"There are .other findings
where we just need to take it on
the chin and say the IDA will
address the issues and keep it
from happening in the future,"
he said.
Findings two and three of the
audit pertain to the same grant
agreement, and the auditors
allege the IDA did not ade-
quately monitor the grant or set
specific benchmarks and deliv-
erables for the company to fol-
low.'
Lambert said he purposely
chose to review the required
documents but not take posses-
sion of them, so he did not have
to decide what records are to be
made ,publicly available and
what documents were protected
under confidentiality agree-
ments.
He feels if the IDA prevails
in appealing finding one, then it
should also be cleared of find'-
ings two and three.
'Finding four pertained to the
allocation of backup power
from Peace River Electric's
emergency generator.
Lambert said the board had
discussed and voted on the
issue and he felt the only fault
was not properly documenting
why it would be in the IDA's
best interest to enter into the
contract.
Board member Donald
Samuels questioned why Wal-
Mart and Winn-Dixie did not
have to pay to be tied into the
generator and are only'charged
for electricity actually used.
Evers pointed out that find-
ing five said the IDA had not
filed annual financial reports
with the state, which had
already been done and the IDA
was compliant at the .time of the
audit but it had to be- included
as a finding.
Finding six, seven and eight
pertained to management issues
that both Evers and Lambert
admit where legitimate find-
ings.
'The IDA will respond and
take responsibility for the find-
ings and commit to correct
them going forward.
Finding nine said the IDA
did not comply with Statute 287
in selecting a construction man-
agement firm.
The IDA will keep better
records in the future and the
issue should not happen again,
Lambert said.

Finding 10 pertained to the
Rapid Systems contract, and the
auditors state the IDA did not
properly monitor the company's
performance.
Lambert said he felt that was
premature since the project has
not been closed out yet and
does not expect any issues to
arise.
Lambert said the auditors
assigned to the IDA had previ-
ously only worked with school
boards, and he felt they did not
know how to handle the IDA's
unique income streams and
function.
"They only see things in


-approved a contract with
the University of South Florida
for $17,470 to look at and eval-
uate the effectiveness of the
IDA activities over the last five
to seven years.
The study will look at the
grant amounts versus the num-
ber of jobs created, tax revenue
increases, the estimated impact
it has made to the economy and
community, and a projection of
how the economy will look 10
years from now.
It should take about two to
three months to complete.
-finalized the contract with
BioNitrogen.
BioNitrogen announced it
closed on its property located in
Fort Green off of C.R. 663 (Fort
Green/Ona Road.)
The company hopes to begin
construction on the $150 mil-
lion plant in the coming months
and be producing 120,000 tons
of urea fertilizer annually and
be fully operational by 2014,-
with a minimum of 50 employ-
ees.
The IDA will be contributing
$2 million to construct a rail
spur to the site.
The IDA intends on other
businesses being able to also
use the rail spur in the future
and hopes an industrial park
will take hold there.
Lambert said there is a very
high probability that compli-
mentary businesses will want to
locate next to the BioNitrogen
facility.
-heard a monthly update
from Continuum Labs CEO
Travis Bond.
Bond said the company is
temporarily using the old dri-
ver's license office building on
Main Street while the renova-
tions are being, completed on
the former PRECO headquar-
ters.
He said steady progress c6n-'
tinues to be made on his appli-
cations and he is excited'about
the company's future, even
though he said some people in
the community continue to try
to sabotage economic develop-
ment efforts.
Board member Russell
Melendy questioned why some
non-Hardee County employees
were being paid with IDA
funds.
Bond explained they were
mainly being used as a sales
staff trying to sell the LifeSync
application to health care
providers and insurance compa-
nies.




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has traditionally treated all
brain-injured people with be-
havioral overlay, those suffer-
ing from strokes, a fall, self-
injury, epilepsy or other condi-
tions affecting the brain, espe-
cially those with frontal lobe
damage causing severe behav-
ioral problems which cannot be
treated elsewhere in normal
nursing facilities.
.The state's interpretation
would require transfer of at
least 50 patients it does not con-
sider appropriate for FINR care
and treatment.
In' September, Joseph Bren-
nick, owner/director of the 200-
bed facility, said he was consid-
ering closing the facility in
Hardee County and opening
smaller facilities on property he
owns in Sarasota and Brad-
enton. One two-acre location
would allow a 20-bed nursing
facility for the initial critical
care of patients, while another
would allow space for 36 pro-
gressive beds.
This unique inpatient facility
in an idyllic setting provides a
full range of medical, psycho-
logical and physical therapies.
Patients sometimes first come
there in a coma and are placed
in a 25-bed hospital setting. As
they come out of the coma, they
gradually begin the task of
learning basic living skills all
over. As they progress, they are
placed in small residential units
or cabins of eight to 12 patients,
some for pediatric patients up to
age 18 and others for older
patients.
A treatment plan on admis-


sion prepares for the time a
patient may leave FINR and be
placed at home or a facility
nearing home able to meet their
needs. Retraining and behav-
ioral modification helps them
deal with the frustrations of
their disabilities and limita-
tions. Some gradually relearn
Acceptable behavior and may be
placed in a community setting
in Wauchula to learn independ-
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January 10, 201, TheW fer aid-Adveoate 3A,


PHOTOS BY.J'I VELLY
Building and plumbing contractor Benny Hash said the
Hardee County Commission should be responsible. for
economic development dollars spent.


Don Bissette favors County Commission control over eco-
nomic development investments.


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in County Commission, IDA meetings and decisions.

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the new Sheriff's Office substation at the Hardee County Commerce
Park. The building also houses a pre-treatment facility for sewer lines leaving the park before entering the Wauchula
Hills sewer system. Shown cutting the ribbon are County Commissioner Sue Birge and Sheriff Arnold Lanier along
with many members ofthe IDA board and staff. ;- n ; ,
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sion, which appoints members to the economic develop-
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Ph;dtos By Michael Kelly
Production & Fabrication Manufacturing held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday in
the Hardee County Commerce Park. The company will use mostly robotic equipment to
manufacture compact and efficient generators. Shown (left) is Shaun Okun, president
of PFM, shaking hands with IDA Executive Director Bill Lambert; in back is Eric McCall,
a director of PFM.


Henry Kuhlman, interviewed by investigative reporter Mike Deeson, invited Channel 10
to attend County Commission meeting regarding spending of economic development
funds and board appointments.


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Obituaries


LENORE VANDERLAAN
Lenore Vanderlaan, 90, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Friday,
Dec. 28, 2012.
Born on Aug. 8, 1922, she
retired to Zolfo Springs from
Grand Rapids, Mich. She was a
member of the First United
Methodist Church in Zolfo.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Robert Vander-
laan; one brother, Julius; and
three sisters, Florence, Anne
and Barbara.
Survivors include two sis-
ters, Irene Matzura of Paw-
catuck, Conn. and Isabelle
Bylsma and husband David of
Grand Rapids, Mich.
A memorial service will take
place on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013,
at 3 p.m. at First United Met-
hodist Church of Zolfo Springs.
Interment will follow at Wau-
chula Cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu
of flowers, please consider a
contribution to a charity of your
choice in VIenore's name.
Arrangements were made by
McLean Funeral Home in Fort
Meade.



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MILTON C.
MAXWELL
Milton C. Maxwell, 90, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
Dec. 23, 2012, at Fldrida
Hospital.
Born on June 1, 1922, at
Marion, Ohio, he had been a
Hardee County resident for
several 'years. He served in the.
U.S. Armed Forces and was a
contractor in construction.
Survivors include sister
Thelma Mapes of North
Charleston, S. C.; and
nephews Ron Mapes of
Summerville, S. C. and David
Dawson of Ohio.
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KENDALL LOUISE
SUNDAY
Kendall Louise Sunday, of
Zolfo Springs, was born and
later died on Monday, Jan. 7,
2013, in Port Charlotte.
Survivors include her par-
ents, William R. and Miranda
Harlan Sunday of Zolfo
Springs; one brother, Ryan L.
Sunday of Zolfo Springs; pater-
nal grandparents, Dorothy
Sunday and Dennis Jung of
Zolfo Springs; and maternal
grandparents Locke and Debbie
Harlan of Jourdanton, Texas.
Graveside services will be
held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at
10 a.m. at Friendship Cemetery
in Zolfo Springs with Rev.
Hollis Albritton officiating.
Arrangements were made by
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
Homes & Cremation Services.


MARGARET W. C'.ARDY
Margaret W. Clarc 100, of
Naples, died on Tue /, Dec.
18, 2012.
She was born Nov. 24, 1912
and had been living at Barring-
ton Terrace Assisted Living
Facility for the past two years.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Alonzo Clardy of
67 years.
Survivors include one son,
Roy Clardy and wife Carolyn of
Brooksville; one daughter,
Margaret Ingram and husband
Bud of Naples; four grandsons,
Douglas Ingram and wife Iolli,
David Ingram and wife Yvonne,
Matthew Clardy and wife Sarah
and Stephen Clardy and four
great-grandchildren Thomas
Alonzo Ingram, Skylar Ingram,
Fisher Ingram and Kendall
Ingram.
She will receive a graveside
service on Saturday, Jan. 12,
2013, at 11 a.m. at Wauchula
Cemetery.
Arrangements were by
Hodges Funeral Home at
Naples Memorial Gardens.


ADDISON EUGENE
HADDAN
Addison Eugene Haddan, 77,
of Sebring, died on Tuesday,
Jan. 1,2013, in Dundee.
He was born in Dothan, Ala.,
on Feb. 13, 1935, and was a
longtime resident of Sebring.
He was a retired alligator trap-
per for the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission in Har-
dee, Highlands and Polk coun-
ties and of the Baptist faith.'
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Betty Jo Haddan.
Survivors include his daugh-
.ter, Debbie Webb. and husband
Eddie of Dundee; brother Roy
Haddan and sister Mary Alice
Anderson, both of Quincy;
grandchildren, Brittany Webb
and Shawn Webb; and three
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 2 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the
funeral home, with services at 3
p.m. Interment followed in
Evergreen Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Han-
cock Funeral Home of Fort
Meade.


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RALPH GEORGE
KING
Ralph George King, 79, of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday,
Jan. 1, 2013, at Good Shep-
herd Hospice.
Born on July 28, 1933 at
Tuscola County, Mich., he
came to Hardee County from
Michigan in 1998. He served
in the U.S. Army and was an
electrical inspector in county
government.
Survivors include sons Tim
King of Wauchula, and
Thomas King of Michigan;
brother Gary King of
Michigan; sister Barbara
Smith of Michigan; grand-
daughters Amber and Tammy;
great-granddaughter Gracie
Mae; and best friend Sharon
Waterloo.
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REBECCA ANN
"BECKY" NAYLOR
Rebecca Ann "Bect'y" Nay-
lor, 63, of Fort Mead died on
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 20,., at her
home.
Born in Detroit, Mich., on
July 9, 1949, she was a long-
time resident of Fort Meade.
She worked for the Polk County
School Board in the cafeteria at
Fort Meade High School, and
was also a member of the First
Church of God of Fort Meade.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Owen Naylor of Fort
Meade; son Don "Bumper"
Naylor of Valrico; daughter
Tamara K. Fountain and hus-
band Charlie of Fort Meade;
sister Linda Hill of Capac,
Mich.; grandchildren, Chris-
topher Rhoden, Austen Rhoden,
Trey Rhoden, Emma Naylor,
Megan Naylor, Jason Naylor
and Tabitha Eblen; great-grand-
daughter Adelyn Grace Rhoden
and several other great-grand-
children.
Memorial services were held
at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7,
2013, at the First Church of
God in Fort Meade with the
Rev. Travis Risner officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing
may make contributions to the
Youth Group of First Church of
God of Fort Meade. Con-
dolences may be sent to the
family at www.hancockfh.com.
Arrangements are by Hancock
Funeral Home of Fort Meade.
RALPH LEE PICKARD
Ralph Lee Pickard, 73, of
Fort Meade, died on Monday,
Dec. 31, 2012, in Sebring.
Born in Traverse City, Mich.,
he was a longtime resident of
Fort Meade. He was retired
from Kaplan Industries in its
maintenance department and
attended the Victory Praise
Center in Bowling Green.
He was preceded in death by
three brothers; one sister; and a
stepson.
He is survived by his wife,
Joyce Workman Pickard of Fort
Meade; son Ralph Lee Pickard
Jr. of Fort Meade; stepsons,
Fred Johnston and Terry Johns-
ton, both of Fort Meade; step-
daughters Melissa Sasser and
Rachel Sasser, both of Fort
Meade; father-in-law Henry
Workman of Zolfo Springs;
brothers Rodney Pickard and
Pat Pickard, both of Muskegon,
Mich.; sisters Fran Clark of
Buckley, Mich., Margaret
Waller of Lakeland, Rosemary
Szejn of Ravenne, Mich., Mary
Culp of-,akeland-Dora Carrier
of Fort- Gratriot, Mich., and
Anna Spaulding, of Twin Lake,
Mich.; six grandchildren; and
eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be
announced at a later date. In
lieu of flowers, those wishing
may make contributions to
Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33870. Condolences may be
sent to, the family at www.han-
cockfh.com. Arangements were
'by Hancock Funeral of Fort
Meade.


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RAY V. GRIMES
Ray V. Grimes, 86, of Wau-
chula, died on Friday, Jan. 4,
2013, at Florida Hospital
Tampa.
Born on June 3, 1926, in
New Brockton, Ala., he has
been a ,resident of Hardee
County most of his life. He
was a World War II veteran
serving in the U.S. Army, and
had worked for the Florida
Highway Patrol, Wauchula
Police. Department and the
Hardee County Sheriff's Of-
fice. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Wau-
chula, Wauchula Lodge #17
F&AM, American Legion
Post #2, VFW and Wauchula
Lion's Club.
Survivors include his wife,
Alice Jane Grimes, of Wau-
chula; two sons, Robert
Grimes and wife Janet of
Tampa and Michael W.
Grimes and wife Patricia of
Bluntstown; one 'daughter,
Gail Young and -companion
Tom Partington of Port St.
Lucie; one brother, Murry
Grimes of Wauchula; two sis-
ters, Faye Hanusch of
Bowling Green and Nell
Henson of Wauchula and four
grandchildren, Michael W.
Grimes II, Ray Young, Chris
Young and Julianne Grimes.
Visitation was Monday,
Jan. 7, 2013, between 1 p.m.
and 2 p.m. at First Baptist
Churcpf,;Wiulcula. Funeral,
services followed at 2, p m.
Interment was at Paynes
Creek Cemetery where Mili-
tary Honors were provided by
the American Legion. Rev.
Alan Permenter and Gary
Moore officiated.
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RICHARD J. DEASE
Richard J. Dease, 90, of
Wauchula, passed away Sat-
urday, Jan. 5, 2013,.in Lake-
land.
Born Feb. 6, 1922, in Flor-
ida, he moved to Hardee
-County 65 years ago from
Polk County. He was a mem-
ber of the Loyal Order of The
Moose and the Elks Lodge.
He enjoyed hunting and fish-
ing as well as working with
his son Steve on their water-
.melon farm.
He was preceded in death
by his parents William &
Millie Dease; 'one daughter
,Vivian Dease Coker and one
brother Dewey Youngblood.-
Survivors include his be-
loved wife, Martha Spear-
man Dease, of Wauchula;
three sons,. Steve Reas of
Wauchula, David Dease of
Bowling Green and Jeff
Dease of Winter Haven; three
daughters, Joyce Dease
Williams of Winter Haven,
Joan Dease Givens of Winter
Haven and Susan Dease
Metzgar and husband Herb of
Brandon; one sister Claudia
Pendergrass of Auburndale;
and numerous grandchildren
& great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday,
Jan. 12, 2013 between 10 a.m.
and 11 a.m. at Ponger-Kays-
Grady Funeral Home. Ser-
vices will follow the visita-
tion at 11:00 a.m. in the funer-
al home chapel with Duck
Smith officiating. Burial will
follow in Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
,The family has requested
in lieu of flowers donations:
beinmade to the American
Cancer Society or the
ASPCA.
On-line condolences
may be made at
PongerKays-Grady.com.
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JACK CARLTON
HAYMAN
Jack Carlton Hayman, 86,
of Wauchula, passed away on
Sat., Jan: 5, 2013, at Kindred
Hospital Tampa.
Born in Bartow on Aug. 4,
1926, he moved to Hardee
County from Highlands
County in 1958. He was a
member .of Faith Presbyterian
Church and had been em-
ployed by Hardee County as
the County Agriculture Ex-
tension Director. He served in
the U.S. Armed Forces.
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Pauline Atwood
Martin Hayman and son,
Mark Carlton Hayman.
Survivors include one son,
i -S aSa taHayman,;, DVM
and wife Celia of Wauchula;
one brother, W. P. Hayman, Jr.
and wife Maude of Maitland;
one brother-in-law, W. S.
Martin and wife Marion of Ft.
Meade; grandson, Paul C.
Hayman of Lakeland; one
nephew, Tom Rew and wife
Diane of Kenansville and
caregiver, Debra Louis.
Visitation will be held on
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, from
1p.m. to 2 p.m. at Faith Pres-
byterian Church. Services will
follow at 2 p.m. at the church
where Rev. Brook' Larrison
will officiate. Interment will
be at Wildwood Cemetery in
Bartow." I I
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Eddie Burrel Bailey, 62, of
Wauichula passed away
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in
Florida City.
He was born Dec. 2, 1'950,
in Elizabeth City, N.C. and
moved to Hardee County in
1953. He was a member of
New Hope Baptist Church
and recently retired from
Peace River Electric Cooper-
ative after working for 41
years as a lineman/service-
man. He enjoyed hunting and
fishing but most of all he
enjoyed spending time with
his family.
He was preceded in death
by a son Benjamin William
Bailey and his parents James
Burrel & Annie Britt Bailey.
Survivors include his be-
loved wife Barbara Byrd
Bailey of Wauchula; two
daughters Emily Stephens
and husband Seth and
Kimberly Davis and husband
Jason of Lakeland; one sister
Phyllis Walker and husband
-Chuck of Spruce Pine, N.C.;
five grandchildren Justin
Davis, Bailey Davis, Brady
Stephens, Cale Davis and
Shelby Stephens and mother-
in-law Pauline Byrd.
* Visitation was 10 a.m. to
11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5,
2013, at New Hope Baptist
Church. Services followed
the visitation at 11:00 a.m. at
New Hope Baptist Church
with Pastors Chris Bishop,
Jirn Davis and Grant Hignight
officiating. Burial followed in
Wauchula Cemetery.
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THURSDAY. JAN. 10
'VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., WYauchula, 5 p.m.
MONDAY. JAN. 14
WWauchula City Com-
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Wauchula, 6 p.m.
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Obituaries


SHIRLEY MARY
HEEBSH
Shirley Mary Heebsh, 87
Waterford, Wis., died on Thu
day, Jan. 3, 2013, in F
Meade:.
Born on March 31, 1925,
Lake Church, Wis., she sp
her winters in Fort Meade
several years. She was a hor
maker, member of St. Cl
Catholic Church and member
the Florida Flywheelers in F
Meade. .
She was preceded in death
her brother, Robert Groff, a
great-granddaughter Cal
Marie.
Survivors include husba
Raymond ,W. Heebsh
Waterford, .Wis.; four so
Lawrence Heebsh and w
Tina of Waterford, Wis., Da,
Heebsh and fiance Gloria
Burlington, Wis., Stev
Heebsh and wife Cathy
Milwaulkee, Wis., Rob
Heebsh and wife Karen of N
Berlin, Wis.; one daught
Nancy Ford and husband Jon
Muskego, Wis.; one broti
Thomas ,,Groff .and w
MarJene of Milwaulkee, Wi
o6e:sister, Janet Zupan of Thr
Llke's, Wis.; fourteen grand
children and four great-gran
children.
Memorial services will
announced at a later date.
Arrangements were made'
Hancock Funeral Home of F
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A NEW YEAR Longueuil and Carolyn and
We hope 2013 will fill your Junior Renich.
hearts with new hopes, open up WII BOWLING
new horizons and bring hopes Wii bowling had six players
of a brighter tomorrow. vying for high score, while
A great time was had bring- Wayne Barnes and Bill Lock-
ing in the new year here at the wood were burning off their
Oasis. Finger foods were in energies playing ping pong.
abundance as we gathered at 8 Charles West ended up with
o'clock to wait the new year. high game at 220 and high aver-
While waiting, there was a great age of 189.
auction, with much excitement HORSESHOES
to see who would end up with You know we have diehard
the best gift of the night. players when you see these
The auctioneer was Ron Paff, guys out every day, rain or
with Shirley and Jeff Geesey shine, twice a day. There is so
helping. Dave Mills won the much competition on that court.
first bid and received ice-cube The real results will be when
trays, which in the end won the they have the final competition
most vyed-for item of the night coming soon.
from Jerry Kruys. ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The rest of the evening was Our birthday and anniversary
spent listening and dancing to ice cream social saw 53 enjoy-
music by Larry Reid, Will ing cake and ice cream. The
Pennie, Sue and George Beatty, birthday honorees were Mary
Mel Stewart and. Doug. Jeff Marr, Winnie. DeWitt, Jack
Geesey sang "Paper Roses." Moore. Anniversarys were Tom
CHURCH and Mary Ellen Hopkins, Junior
Starting our service every, and Carolyn Renick and Carol
Sunday at 3 is our Bluegrass and Mike Yaw.
band featuring Ray Moore on BINGO
the violin, Will Pennie on the Dec. 23 saw 21. people play-
dobro, Nancy Pennie on the ing. the 50/50 was won by
bass and Les Day on the Banjo, Peggy Cuozzo, jackpot was
arid newest member the Rev. split with Connie Akelian and
Trent Swanson on the guitar. Shirley Geesey.
We had 26 in attendance Dec. 27 saw 28 playing with
Sunday, singing praises unto the 50/50 going to Ralph Pavey and
Lord. Rev. Swanson spoke on 2 the jar going to'Shirley Hyde.
Chronicles. POKENO
WELCOME We have a new first-time
We welcome Leonard and player, Thelma LeBright, and as
Lucille Starr from Ohio; Sue luck would have it she took
and George Beatty, Mel Stewart home most of the pennies.
and Dave Wilfred, from There were five players that
Canada; Bruce and Joy day, but the rumor is many
Nichting and Barbra and Fred more wanting to play.
Wallenbeck. SHUFFLEBOARD
Welcome back, Frank and We had nine players with
ArlenetHuiet, Mike and Connie Jerry Kruys being the big win-
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Recently I was hired as the head cook in a one-cook restaurant.
y My first day on the job this cowboy came in and tried a cup of my
rt personal red blast chili. Tex ran out the door fanning his mouth
with his quickly pulled off boot, as flames were shooting out of his
mouth like the shootout at the OK Corral. A catastrophe happened
day after day. On the eighth day this guy came in and ordered-my
personal Roman numeral special Cleopatra. Upon eating it he.
jumped up, shot out the door and was running down the highway
at a top speed without paying for it. I told my boss and he said in a
low voice, "Don't worry. He won't get away with it. They never
do."
What is pride? It is a little something to be enjoyed while
everything is going your way.
There is no excuse for ignorance, but if you are ignorant you,
don't need one.
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Wauchula Main Street


Recognized
Wauchula Main Street Inc. to Fort Myers and For
has been named the Florida for shipment to Cuba an
Main Street Program of the the United States.
Month for December 2012, Wauchula is also kn
Secretary of State Ken Detzner its- agricultural res
has announced. Though citrus event.
The selection for this award came the dominant i
is based on the Wauchula pro- Wauchula was once ki
gram's involvement and active the "Cucumber Capita
participation in the Florida World."
Main Street Program. Florida Southern ]
"The public-private partner- laid tracks through the
ship between Wauchula and the 1886, and the town (
state of Florida has yielded chula began to spring uI
exciting results," said Detzner. the railway depot. The
"The wonderful thing about the company gave it the
Main Street Program is that it "Wauchula," which was
empowers and encourages com- from the Miccosukee
munities to invest in their word Wa-tu-la-ha-kee, n
downtown areas; and their "call of the Sandhill cra
investment results in job cre- Wauchula grew rap
ation, as well as historic preser- stores opened and th
vation. Congratulations to phate industry flourish
Wauchula." 1888, the city had five
The city of Wauchula is a stores, a drug store, apt
community with a history very a hotel and public ed
much intertwined with the his- The area continued to gr
tory of Seminole and Miccosu- in 1902, the town was o
kee Indians, and with the incorporated.
"Crackers" who were named Today, Wauchula is
for the cracking whips they of Hardee County and r
used to herd cattle. Cattle' were celebrate their vibrant
driven overland from Wauchula with events such as


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dustry, in 2012. It also has initiated
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of the Downtown," a project which
allows residents to purchase a
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area in help support the many projects
Wau- and programs that Main Street
around sponsors.
railroad The Florida Main Street
name Program designated Wauchula a
derived Main Street Community in
Indian 1995. As a Florida Main Street
meaning Community, Wauchula has
e." attracted a net gain of 72 new
dly .as businesses and 208 jobs, as well
phos- as investments totaling, nearly
-d. By $13.5 million in 203 public and
general private construction projects.
'sician, Dedicated community mem-
cation. bers have contributed nearly
w and, 22,000 volunteer hours in their
ficially Main Street Program.
To learn more about Wau-
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sidents er Jessica Newman by phone at
history 767-0330 or e-mail jnew-
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Dominic Phillip Ferraro,
95, of Waiudhula, passed away
on Wednesday, Jan. .2, 2013,
at, Good Shepherd Hospice in
Sebring.
Born in Wickliffe, Ohio on
Feb. 4, 1917, 'he moved to
Hardee County in 1974 from
Ohio. He served in the U.S.
Marine Corps, and prior to
retiring, he was employed as a
machinist with a rubber man-
ufacturing company. He at-
tended St. Michael Catholic
Church.
He was preceded in death
by a son, Donald Ferraro.
b Survivors include his wife,
Frances Ferraro of Wauchula;
one daughter, Patricia Sul-
livan of Ohio; one step-
daughter, Helen Johnson and
'husband, Roy of Wauchula;
two step-sons, Andy Van-
Orden of Northport and Larry
VanOrden of West Palm
Beach.
Services and interment are
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at 9:30
aim. at Sarasota National
Cemetery with Military
Honors provided by the
U.S.M.C.
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Governor Rick Scott Visits Hardee County


Gov. Scott with restaurant building owner Carl Simmons, who owns Simmons Citrus
Nursery, and David Garza.


Hardee Sheriff Arnold Lanier with Gov. Scott and State Sen. Bill Galvano.


COURTESY PHOTO
Florida Gov. Rick Scott poses with Annie
Gov. Rick Scott with Tess Love, a Pioneer Bell Jewell, owner of Pioneer Restaurant
Restaurant waitress for 15 years, where he ate lunch Wednesday, Jan. 2.


Gov. Scott poses with Loretta Wronowski (left) and Debbie Stanley, members of Diva An-
gels, Gulf Coast Chapter (Manatee and Sarasota counties) which has raised over $50,000
for charities over the past eight years. They ride Harley Davidsons. The chapter has 30
members.


Gov. Rick Scott poses with Krystin Chap- Gov. Scott and J.A. Clark, member of the
man and her mother Shahnyn Robertson. Florida Citrus Commission.


From left at Pioneer Restaurant are State Sen. Bill Galvano, Gov. Scott, Bryan Belcher,
82, Ken Campbell, 96, and Bryan Belcher II.


Gov. Scott with County Commission Chair Sue Birge, Bowling Green Mayor Shirley
Tucker, and Zolfo Springs Mayor Juan Otero.


State Rep. Ben.Albritton, Wauchula Mayor Keith Nadasky, State Sen. Bill Galvano, and
Gov. Scott at Wauchula's Historic City Hall.





January 10, 2013, The Herald-Advocate 7A


He Knew As A Kid He


Wanted To Build Houses


By ALLISON FARR
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Carl Frey Weeks was born on Aug.
29, 1936, at his house in Lemon Grove.
Weeks had a miraculous birth. He
was born premature. His mother had
given birth to three other premature
children;
none of ,
them made *ic 1l 1 ,\e
it. When the `4 0
doctor came
to his house, he said Weeks would not
make it through the night. Weeks'
neighbor took him and fed him with an
eyedropper..
His arm was the length of his father's
little finger. Being so small, he could
sleep in a shoebox. Weeks' was a mira-
cle birth, since what was thought to be
only one night; it became 76, and
counting! Weeks had one older sibling;
a sister 13 years older than him.
Growing up, Weeks was very adven-
turous. He would go rabbit hunting,
visit cousins in Alabama, play in the
woods, go fishing, play in band and
enjoy art. Something in particular his
family would do was go on many vaca-.
tions. His family went numerous times
to Alabama to see his cousins. Also,
they would go to North Carolina. There
they would camp and enjoy the great
outdoors.
This. tradition he still carries on, tak-
ing his wife to all different places
around the United States. Which,
instead of actually camping, they have
an RV trailer.
Weeks recalls his most exciting vaca-
tion. It was when he and his wife started
their trip from Tallahassee; from there
they traveled to Baton Rouge and fol-
lowed the Mississippi to where it starts,'
which is in Canada. From Canada they
drove to the Grand Canyon. This was a
1,600-mile trip and they were gone for'
four months.
They have visited most of the conti-
nental states. Even though they miss


their family taking these long trips, they
also love to share with the family their
amazing adventures with scrapbooks.
full of pictures. Weeks and his wife
have passed on these traditions to their
children and grandchildren, but not to
the near extreme (being gone for so .
long and so far away).
Weeks experienced some very drastic
changes from past to present. For
instance, when he was a child, there
was no electricity, which meant no
plumbing, no television, no heaters, etc.
Basically, none of the luxuries we,
today, enjoy and wouldn't know what to
do without them.
Weeks also had a very different type
of school system. Every school day he
would walk to the bus stop a mile away.
Then, the bus ride was an hour and a
half to get to school. Weeks went to
Lemon Grove School. They would have
two or three classes in one room.
After school Weeks would take the
bus back to his house and walk the
mile-long route back to his house, rain
or shine. This, though, soon changed
after Weeks got his first car, a Model A,
and would drive it everywhere he went.
When Weeks. got his first job, after
school picking strawberries, he would
get paid two cents for every quart of
picked strawberries.
While in the ninth grade, Weeks met
his future wife, Gayle.
All throughout high school, Weeks
knew exactly what he wanted to do
when he grew up. It was to build a big
house for people. This dream never
changed. Weeks accomplished this
dream, but kept building for people.
Weeks has reconstructed very many
houses, also a church sanctuary. People
praise Weeks' amazing work.
He came across this dream, though,
because his father would build houses
for people also. Weeks decided to fol-
low his father's foot4seps. Weeks travels
all over and helps out friends and fami-
ly. Weeks has not retired yet, but he will


always love helping people.
Weeks' peak of life experience was
.when he took his wife for the first time
on a vacation. Also, he says a very
important part of his life was watching
his own children grow up and watching
his grandchildren grow up now.




Letter To Editor

Barbara Ratliff.


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Forward To New Year
Dear Editor: anything I set my mind to. Tl
Lookout 2013, here I come. It I was smart and talented a
has been a long year for me. that I shouldn't waste my life
Last night I was reminded of drugs, and I hear that voice
how far I've come and that my head everyday and reali
maybe it was time-to write that she was right! So, tod,
another article about some of I'm here to tell you that yo
the struggles I've been through, don't have' to waste a sing
We all struggle, especially in moment of your life on an
today's economy. Jobs are hard thing that is going to con
to find and even harder to keep. between vou and what God h
When I lost my job back in planned for you.
September, I thought it was the YOU are His plan! He cre;
end of the world. .There were ed YOU for Himself, and He
days when I didn't even want to going to see it through becau
get out of bed! Why should I? I He loves YOU! Wow, now tl
don't have a job! And let me be is some awesome piece
honest ... some days I didn't get information. He has given us;
.out of bed! the tools we need to live rig
But I did keep going. I went before Him and .even if
to the WorkForce One office screw it up, He has given us
every other day for three weeks, way to fix it. HIM! He's done
Application after application ... all.
resumes ... interviews ... yada, Let me tell you there are da
yada, yada. Over qualified ... when I go to work and all I c
no experience ... not quite do is cry out to Him, "give r
enough education ... too much the strength, Lord to g
education ... and let's not forget through the day" "just o
the big one: Convicted felon! more hour, Lord", "help r
Might as well write it in red please". Hey, you know the ro
ink! Big bold letters, because tine. I know I am not the on
after all, once they see those person in this world who thin
two words everything else like this ... really. However
becomes moot. have taken the easy way out
However, I hung in there. I by going through!
did get another job. It pays my My only victory is in Hi]
bills, and it got me through because I'm ,not what yi
these last three months. Now, I would call a victorious pers,
have three jobs. I have had ... but, He is. I, also know tL
some health issues that kept me there may be a lot of peoe
from working as much as I who have known me all my lif
wanted to, and I'm trying to ."the good, the bad, the ugly, an
balance everything out. A few the just downright mean," ai
minor setbacks only prepare me many of these same peop
for one major comeback and have trusted me and then lo
I'm corning back. trust in me and now, eith
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the other, and I owe my apolo-
gies if I have offended you or
let some of you down. I am
deeply sorry.
The good news is that I know
One who will never, ever let
anyone down, and He proves it
daily by carrying me. And I
have been a very heavy load.,
Anyway, life is hard ... God
is good ... He changed me! I
couldn't change myself! My
mother and father couldn't
change, me! My son couldn't
change me! The judge couldn't
change me. Neither jail nor
prison changed me! God did!
He can change you too. After
all, He created you.
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Out To Pastor:

Some Amazing Words

For This New Year!


By.THE REV. JAMES SNYDER tors that us
Special To The Herald-Advocate exactly wh
Every year somebody who does Another
not really have a life comes up with banned for
a list of words that should not be used "polling." I
in the new year. anything w
Topping the list is the word "amaz- would not
ing." Allegedly which I think is one call me and
.word that should never be used body they
1,500 people voted to ban the word castic as Ia
"amazing." any faith ii
I think it is rather amazing that out of Mr. Polil
the 312,867,000 people living in the The onl)
United States, 1,500 people tell us what polls is a p
not to say. Who are these 1,500 people? resemblance
What do they have against the word The wor
"amazing?" Have they ever seen any- would like
thing that was actually, well, uh, amaz- year. A pol
ing? is like a sk
Of all the words I would like to see take a skui
eliminated during this year, "amazing" put up witi
is not one of them. I know I am only I guess p
one person but, by Jehoshaphat, I am thing with
going to have my say! are not em
The first word I would like to see from their
banned would be "caucus." I have no insist on e
idea what this word means. Sure, I can mark their
look it up in the dictionary, but it would When I
surprise me if some of the commenta- my teacher



Letter To The Editor

We Have A Home

Here And In Heaven


Dear Editor:
One Sunday morning as I was
sleeping, I was awakened by
my daughter getting into bed
with me. I was very surprised
and happy to see her face so
unexpectedly.
She had just got off work and
decided to come home to
mama's house. We began to talk
about many things, but mostly
about one thing in particular.
"Going home." There is no
place like home. Going or
returning. The welcoming faces
of l6ved ones. The open arms of
fanfily. The comfort of home.
The love of home. The love of
family.
The strength of dad and
mom. When you were young
you thought they were old and
crazy. Now you are older, and
they are the wisest people in the
world. No one knows as much
as them. Giving unconditional
love, understanding, forgive-
ness, and acceptance.
They are in your corner,
ready and waiting to come out
fighting.your battles. They are
safety when the storms of life
roll your way.
I wanted to get away from
home and be grown, be my own
boss. Now all I want to do is
return to the days of old. Just
like the prodigal son.
We think we know better. We
want to be independent. Down
the line, as we grow, we discov-
er how hard being independent
really is. Going home,, being
home holds a haven of warmth
in our heart.
My daughter and I reminisce.
We talk of family. As the deaths
of mom, dad and sister pass by


every year, we remember them
with love.
Time passes by. Families go
their own way. Staying in touch
gets harder each passing year.
Going home becomes even
more dear as the time flies by.
Some of us stay in touch.
One day soon, we will truly
go home our last time. Father
God will welcome us. His love
and companionship will be all
we need. Our home in Heaven
will be eternal..
All we will ever need will be
there. Our Father will never
leave us alone or forget us. We
will run to Jesus with true joy in
our heart. He will fill every
void. His love and grace is suf-
ficient.
Jesus is our true, never-end-
ing, faithful friend. No one will
compare to Him. In Jesus we
will be complete. ,"Home."
Going home to be with Jesus.
We are not alone here. Our
eternal home is prepared and
awaiting our arrival. Grieving
will be no more. Peace, joy and
love forever more. Our battles
will be over. Home will be a
welcoming sight.
Jesus will be what makes it
home for me. We will be reunit-
ed with love ones who have
gone before us. What a family
reunion that will be!
Home is closer than we think.
One day soon we will behold
His face. Until then.we live our
life expecting to go home.
Is your home above? Be pre-
pared and ready to go when the
Lord calls me and you "Home."
Yours in Christ,
Sheila Miller
Wauchula


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ed the word even knew
at it meant.
word I would like to see
the year is the woru
It seems no politician can do
withoutt first doing a poll. I
mind so much if they did not
i waste my time. If every-
call in their polling is as sar-
am, then nobody should put
n their polling at all anyway.
tician, call me at your peril.
y natural thing that lives by
polecat. There may be some
ce here.
d "earmarks" is another one I
to cancel for this coming
itician without his earmarks
unk without his stink. If you
nk, you are going to have to
h his stink.
politicians need to do some-
their ears, for they certainly
iployed in hearing anything
constituents. If politicians
armarks, I think we ought to
rears.
was a youngster in school,
rs found a wonderful use for


my ears. Whenever they wanted me to
do something, they would grab me by
the ears and jerk me into the right direc-
tion. Where are those teachers when
you really need them?
One final word I would like to see
obliterated in 2013 is the word "party"
when associated with something politi-
cal. Let's face it. The political world is
one great big party after another, usual-
ly at someone else's expense. If I could
go to a party with somebody else pay-
ing for it, I guess I would go, too.
Whenever somebody asks me which
political party I belong to, I usually
respond by saying, "The Birthday
Party." At a birthday party, you get to
eat cake and sometimes get a little icing
on your face. At political parties, every-
body is eating their own words and get-
ting egg on their face.
If are going to have a party, make it a
birthday party where everybody is


invited and everybody gets a slice of
cake. Make that two slices of cake.
I suppose there would be a whole lot
of other words I could add to my list,
but there is one word I am not going to
ban. That is God's Word.
There is nothing more amazing to me
than the relevance of God's Word in my
life today. One Word I love is, "Trust in
the Lord with all thine heart, and lean
not unto thine own understanding. In all
thy ways acknowledge Him, and He
shall direct thy paths," Proverbs 3:5-6.
I am quite content to allow God have
the last word in my life. I have found it
to be "amazing."

The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of
the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala.
Call him at (352) 687-4240 or e-mail
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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC,

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled
meeting' Monday January 14, 2013 at 6:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably
can be held. The agenda can be viewed iat 126 South 7th Avenue or www.city-
ofwauchula.com.
The meeting 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 respec.to any matter consideredat the proceedings, he will need a.
record 6f the prdfldihg Afridthat, for such purposes, he may.oeed to insure that a verba#m,
tim rec6i of the'pr6ceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and eviden-ce
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 as-
pect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment
or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodatiorf
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
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to amend Rule 40D-1.608, FA.C.,
to clarify requirements for entities
requesting a permit fee reduction
pursuant to Section 218.075, F.S.
The effect will be to simplify- the
rule and facilitate fee reductions
when requested.
The Notice of Proposed Rule-
making appeared in the Florida
Administrative Register, Vol. 39,
No. 03, on January 4, 201.3. A
copy of the proposed rule can be
viewed on the District's website at
http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/rul
es/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
1.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
# 2012016)
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January 10, 2013, The Herald-Advocate 9A


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2013
9:00 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commissioners' Board Room
Room 102, 1st floor Courthouse Annex
412 West Orange St., Wauchula, FL

to adopt ORDINANCE NO. 2013-01
An Ordinance Amending the Hardee County
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map to
change the Mining Overlay Map-Map 2 by 640
acres more or less to include land beyond the
current Mining Overlay Map boundary that is
owned by mining interest; providing for
severability; for repeal of conflicting ordinances;
and for an effective date
1934230000037500000
273+/-ac-SW1/4 & S1/2 of NWI/4 of S19, T34S, IR23E
and
3034230000025000000
362+/-ac-W1/2 of S30 T34S, R23E
and
2834230200000010004
5.0+/- ac-Lot 04, BIk 01, New Zion Scrub, according to plat as
recorded in Plat Bk B-48, Pg. 1, public records of Hardee County, FL
S28, T34S, R23E

On or abt N of SR64 adjacent to Hardee-Manatee
County line and N of SR64 apprx. 2.5 mi E of Hardee-
Manatee County line







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to adopt ORDINANCE NO. 2013-02
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida amending
the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan, as
amended; amending Policy L8.1 of the Future
Land Use Element; providing for title; providing
for severability and providing for an effective date
Sue Birge, Chairman
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing
to make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's
Office at least two (2) working days prior to the Public Hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Developinent Code.
Prior to the Public Hearing, documents relating to the proposals
are available for public inspection during weekdays between the
hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning and Development
Department, 110 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Florida. If you wish to
discuss the proposals, please call 863 767 1964 to schedule an.
appointment with Hardee County Planning and Development
Director prior to the public hearing.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard.
In rendering its recommendation to the Board of County Commis-
sioners, the Planning/Zoning Board shall rely solely on testimony
that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need
to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
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NOTICE

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners are accepting applications for per-
sons interested in serving on their Advisory Boards.

At this time, there are vacancies on the Planning & Zoning Board (meets first Thursday
night of each month at 6:00 p.m.), Library Advisory Board (meetings called as needed),
and Construction Industry Licensing Board (individual must be a member of the building
industry Ordinance 1987-09-meets second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m.).

Applications are available on the county's website www.hardeecounty.net or at the County
Manager's Office, 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida.

For more information, please call 863/773-9430.

Sue Birge, Chairwoman
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"INVITATION TO BID"

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids in the County
Manager's Office, 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873 for:

ADVERTISING THE 2012 DELINQUENT TAXES

Bid forms and specifications may be obtained from the Hardee County Manager's Office
at the above address. Envelopes must be sealed and marked "2012 DELINQUENT TAXES
and must be delivered to:

HARDEE COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE
412 West Orange Street, Room 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873

so as to reach said office no later than 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013. Bids re-
ceived later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be re-
spon.sible for.the late delivery of bids made in person, by mail, or any other type of delivery
service.

ALL BIDS RECEIVED TIMELY SHALL BE OPENED IN THE COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE,
AT 3:00 p.m., Thursday, JANUARY 31, 2013, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS PRACTICAL.

The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any part thereof that may
be considered to be in the best interest of Hardee County and also reserves the right to
waive irregularities in any bid.

SUE BIRGE, CHAIRWOMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
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The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Nov. 1-6. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
listed.

ISSUED
Kimberly McVay, Van
Simmons Road, demolitions,
$1,000.
Frank Summerlin, State Road
66, roofing, $3,500.
Kevin and Tambra Norris,
Oak Thicket Lane, shed,
$3,490.
Russell Melendy, U.S. 17,
fuel tanks installed, $2,700.
Michael Scheipsmeier, West
Main Street, replace awning,
$4,500.
Wayne and Renee Janham,
Melendy Street, demolition,
fire-damaged house, $1,000.
Parker Farms, Church
Avenue, demolition, unsafe
housing, $2,500.
Douglas Battey, South Ninth
Avenue, mechanical, $2,200.
Mark S. Moye, Oak Hill
Park, mechanical, $4,200.
Douglas Battey, Ratliff Road,
mechanical, $3,900.
Douglas Battey, Maxwe.ll
Drive, mechanical, $3,000.
Frederick D. Miller, U.S. 17,
mechanical, $6,411. ,
Harold C. Howze, SKP Way,
aluminum patio,,$3,970.
Oscar Ortiz, Southerland
Street, rehabilitation, $14,950.

BUILDING BLOCKS
A permit is not required for a
portable heating appliance.


NO TIME FOR 'ME'
Q: Lately, I feel like a rag doll pulled in every direction.All
the things I have to do every day get overwhelming. I'm not
sure how to stop my responsibilities from bogging me down.
Can you give me some advice? I am afraid that I am going to
break.
Signed, Rag Doll

A: I had always been a person who did not know how to say
"no" to anyone. I would volunteer my time until my days were full
and I was exhausted; most days my older children were going in
different directions, with my smaller of the six needing me desper-
ately.
The constant running began affecting me physically. I had a
doctor boldly say to me, "Penny, you are living your life like a car
that's gas pedal is constantly to the floor. Eventually you will fall
apart."
Those words hit me hard. I wasn't ready to fall apart. I realized
I needed to change. I began to seek God for answers. That is when
God led me to this story in Exodus 18 in the Bible.
The story is about Moses, who spent his days as the people's
judge. When Jethro, his father-in-law, saw all that Moses was doing
he was shocked. Jethro asked, "What is this you are doing for the
people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand
around you,from morning till evening? What you are doing is not
good. You and these people who come to you will only wear your-
selves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it-
alone."
Jethro wisely discerns that Moses could not keep this up for
long. He suggested that Moses delegate the work out to trustwor-
thy people who could help with the small cases and bring him only
the hard ones.
This is my advice to you as well.
Ask yourself if anyone can help you with some of your respon-
sibilities. Make a list of everything you have to do, prioritize it -
from most important to least. Focus more on the things that are
most important.
Learn to keep a list of your daily responsibilities. Doing this
will help you not to backtrack. For example, if you are running to
the grocery store on a daily bases, then learn to get all you need in
one trip. Spread out your workload evenly throughout the week.
Don't forget yourself; write down time for you with a perma-
nent-marker. Many times we pencil in our time, and when needed
we erase "us." Find at least 10 percent of your day to do what you
enjoy, if not just relaxing. Never pencil in quality time with your
family or God. Those should always be the two most important
things on our lists.
Stress can cause serious health problems, so taking care of our-
selves is very important. Taking control of your schedule will help
you tremendously.
Signed, Penny
Penny Johnson is an ordained minister and has an associate of arts
degree in psychology. To ask Penny a question, send a message to
signedpenny@yahoo.com.


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


CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a General Employee Pen-
sion Meeting Monday January 14, 2013 at 5f45pm, or as soon thereafter as it reason-
ably can be held.

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 verba-
tim 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 as-
pect 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 Keith Nadaskay Jr.
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk 1:1oC



INVITATION TO BID

USED ASPHALT PAVER

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, hereinafter referred to
as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified firms to purchase one used asphalt road paver
that is in very good condition and ready for work. Having limited financial resources and
a desire to get the most machine for the money, proposals will be accepted for three weight
class machines. Sealed BIDS will be received at:

Hardee County/Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logar', Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Until Tuesday. February 5. 2013. at 2:00 P.M. local time, at which time they will be publicly
opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received
after the time specified will not be accepted.

The BIDS shall be based on providing a standard production model with less than 2,000
hours use, be not older than a 2004 model and having the minimum components as listed
in the Technical Specifications attached to this bid packet.

Hardee County adheres to a Local Preference Policy. For details of this policy, or any fur-
ther TECHNICAL INFORMATION or clarification contact: Jack Logan, Hardee County
Purchasing Director, 863-773-5014.
An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with two (2) copies must be sealed
and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID HARDEE COUNTY
USED ASPHALT PAVER. Recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners will
be determined at a later date Hardee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer..
Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID;
delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved
which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior to
the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all. bid(s)
and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend
beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.
Sue Birge, Chairwoman
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
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Scott To

Appoint

New Judge
The 10th Circuit Judicial
Nominating Commission met in
December and interviewed five
new applicants and reviewed 30
prior applications for a vacant
judgeship on the Circuit Court.
This vacancy is due the
retirement of Judge John F.
Laurent.
Laurent's retirement becomes
effective Jan. 31.
Following the interviews, the
Nominating Commission se-
lected six applicants as nomi-
nees to send to the Governor's
Office. Gov. Rick Scott will
choose among the half-dozen
for Laurent's successor on the
circuit bench.
The commission announced
the following nominees, listed,
in alphabetical order:
Jon Kevin Abdoney, Susan
Barber Flood, Jalal A. ,Harb,
Stacy Robinson Nickerson,
Glenn T. Shelby and Andrea
Teves Smith.
Circuit judges are elected by
voters, but mid-term vacancies
are filled by gubernatorial
appointment.


ABOUT ...
School News
The Herald-Advocate en-
courages submissions from
Hardee County schools.
Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include -the name
and phone number of a con-
tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


ABOUT...
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The Editor
The Herald-Advocate wel-
comes letters, to the editor
on matterAgf public Lnterest.
Letters should be brief, and
must be written in good
taste and include the
writer's full name, address
and daytime telephone
number for verification.
Letters must be received
by 5 p.m. on Monday to be
considered for that week's
edition. Submissions should
be typed or legibly written.
Send letters to:, Letters to
the Editor, The Herald-
Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
letters to (863) 773-0657..





10A The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2013


NWES Presents Ribbons To Its Young Scientists


COURTESY PHOTOS
Recently North Wauchula
Elementary School held its
all-day Science Fair. Fifth Fourth grader Jamie Walker is seen here holding her "Best
grader Katie Teran won the In Show" ribbon, flanked by Assistant Principal Dale Wol-
ribbon for "Best In Show." gast and head judge Glen Oswald from Mosaic.


Second-place red ribbon winners in fourth grade were (from left) Hugo Lopez, Juan
Morales, Zackary Perez, Jacklin Barber, Isabel Calvito and Mackenzie Wallace.


Fourth graders earning the first-place blue ribbons were (front, from left) Theresa Whittie,
Alessa Valerio and Daisy Chavez; (back) David Edwards, Brianna Rivers and Jamie
Walker.


low. .


Fourth graders winning the yellow third-place ribbon were (from left) Landon Newman,
Alex Gonzales, Hunter Davis and Christopher Castaldi.


Coming in third place with yellow ribbons were fifth graders (from left) Jesston Collom,
Tyler Abel and Saul Arvizu.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to
conquer fear; do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
-Dale Carnegie


These fifth graders worked hard on their projects and were rewarded with first-place
blue ribbons: (from left) Promise Nichols, Brianna Faris, Rachael Garland and Katie
Teran.


Fifth graders winning second-place red ribbons were (front, from left) Christina Lopez,
Bryce Rucker, Laurie. Carrillo and Nyelli Flores; (back) Evonte Rogers, Maria DeLoera
and Damian McWhorter.

A wise prince will seek means by which his subjects will always and in every possible
condition of things have need of his government, and then they will always be faithful
to him.
-Niccolo Machiavelli


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 the regular scheduled meeting Monday, January 14,
2013 immediately following the City Commission meeting which will convene at 6:00
pm .r, as sp9. thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at
126 S. 7th Avenue or www.cityofwauchula.com.
The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located 9t 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 ire-
spect 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 proceed-
ing 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. Any-
one 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
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INVITATION TO BID
USED DOUBLE-DRUM ROLLER
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, hereinafter referred to
as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified firms to purchase one used double-drum as-
phalt finish roller that is in very good condition and ready for work. Sealed BIDS will be re-
ceived at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
Until Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. local time, at which time they will be pub-
licly opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS re-
ceived after the time specified will not be accepted.
The BIDS shall be based on providing a standard production model with less than 2,000
hours use and having the minimum components as listed in the Technical Specifications
attached to this bid packet.
Hardee County adheres to a Local Preference Policy. For details of this policy, or any fur-
ther TECHNICAL INFORMATION or clarification contact: Jack Logan, Hardee County
Purchasing Director, 863-773-5014.
An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with two (2) copies must be sealed
and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID HARDEE COUNTY
USED DOUBLE-DRUM ROLLER. Recommendation to the Board of County Commis-
sioners will be determined at a later date Hardee County is an Equal Opportunity Em,-
ployer.
Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID;,
delete any portion of the project; extend the project within the limits of the work involved
which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County. Bids may be withdrawn prior to
the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s)
and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend
beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.
Sue Birge, Chairwoman
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
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January 10.2013. The Herald-Advocate 11A


HHS Given C Grade


By MARIA TRUJILLO
Of The Herald-Advocate
Preliminary results are out
for the high school.
Despite the grading scale
being tougher, Hardee Senior
High managed to maintain its
"C" school grade.
Scores were released by the
Florida Department of Edu-
cation on Dec. 21 and showed
signs of great improvement for
schools across Florida.
"Considering the increased
standards, we are pleased to
have been able to maintain the
C grade," said principal Dr.
Michele Polk. "Of course, we
will continue to work toward
achieving an A or B in the
future," she continued.


The grade is based on "as-
sessment-based components
and other components, such as
graduation rates and accelerated
coursework," as stated in a
press release from the DOE.
The 2010-11 scale became
more extensive after moving to
the federal graduation rate.
Next year grades may change
even more, as they will include
biology and geometry.
Schools earning an A were
up from 148 for the 2010-11
school year to 231 for this past
year. B's were down from 223
to 154, although this is due to
the fact that more schools
earned an A. C's went up from
72 to 89, D's decreased from 25
to 14 and F's went from six to


three.
These scores are known as
preliminary because there is a
period in which schools can
appeal the grades if they
choose. When all appeals have
been answered, the DOE will
then issue its final results.
Schools that earn an A, have
increased their grade from the
previous year or are seen to be
improving are rewarded with
school recognition funds.
Superintendent David Dura-
stanti feels that teachers, par-
ents, staff, students and admin-
istrators should feel proud to
have maintained the grade
because it is the result of all
their hard work.
"I want to praise the cooper-
ation between teachers, staff,
parents and the community as a
whole. All have worked very
hard to maintain our academic
achievements," he said.
Other school grades for the
2011-12 school year are Hardee
Junior High, D; Wauchula
Elementary, B; North Wauchula
Elementary, C; Hilltop Ele-
mentary, B; Zolfo Springs
Elementary, C; and Bowling
Green Elementary, B.


________________ U


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


$8 million mortgage and $1.7
million in common stock war-
rants, says a BioNitrogen press
release.
"This parcel is the only large,
contiguous parcel in the area
with direct access to a railroad
via a new rail spur and has
access to deep water ports in the
-Tampa area less than 70 miles
away. The property 'is also
located near an underutilized
highway, which also has access
to Tampa's ports," says the
press release.
"We're very excited to hqve
secured this important proper-
ty," says Bryan Kornegay Jr.,
Chief Financial Officer for
BioNifrogen. "This contiguous
600-acre parcel is the only one'
of its kind-in the area and pro-
vides ample land for biomass
accumulation, plant construc-
tion and expansion of plants
and value-added businesses
such as urea coating and blend-
ing," he concluded.
In December, BioNitrogen
said it had hired Kaufman,
Rossin & Co., one of the largest
independent accounting firms
in Florida, as its new auditor. It
has also retained BB&T Capital
Markets in Miami to act as its
bond placement agent.
The cleantech company plans
to use the latest technology to
build its environmentally
friendly plant alongside CR
663. A rail spur, to be construct-
Sed with up to $2 million from


the county's Industrial Devel-
opment Authority, will connect
the plant to the CSX railroad
line which runs on the west side
of CR 663. ,The spur line will
loop the BioNitrogen plant and ,
be available to other industries
locating on that property.
The unique plant will use bio-
mass materials, a variety of
plant-based' or vegetative matter
ranging from wood chips from
lumber plants, local tree trim-
ming, land clearing and land-
scaping to agricultural solid
waste such as citrus trees andl
mulch.
Florida humidity means that
much of this plant material will
have to first pass through a
scrubber and then a dryer to
reduce the moisture level to the
6.4 percent necessary to operate
the plant at its maximum effi-
ciency. The material may also
have to go through tub grinders
. to remove any impurities and be
pelletized for best use in the
plant.
When it begins, the plant is
expected to have 52 employees,
most earning $38,000 a year.
The plant will runs 24-7,. 345
days a year, with a pair of week-
long layoffs for plant mainte-
nance. There may also be agree-
ments with local grovers, tree
surgeons, landscapers and oth-
ers to bring their materials to
the plant, adding to the jobs
available for local employees.


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In Business
By Jessica Brewer


SUBS ON MAIN? Tired of going out of town for that per-
fect sub? That Sub Shop is here to solve your problem!
Faced with this dilemma themselves, Amy and Alan Hines,
residents of Hardee for the past six and 12 years, respectively,
opened That Sub Shop on Main Street in downtown Wauchula this
past summer.
Amy Hines, from Cincinnati, and Alan Hines, from Fort
Lonesome, worked in restaurants as young adults. After owning a
fishing charter business, they decided it was time to start a restau-
rant.
Being forced to go all the way to Tampa to. get their favorite
sub motivated the Hineses to start a local restaurant which circled
around that sub.
"That Sub," featured on the menu, consists of toasted bread
with ham, salami and melted provolone cheese topped with herbs
and spices, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and hot peppers.
Also on the menu, claimed to be found nowhere else near, are
the "best Cuban, only ribeye, and hand-made devil crab." The shop
also has meatball subs, reubens, ham and turkey sandwiches and
stuffed potatoes, and will prepare customer-requested sandwiches
not on the menu.
Besides .sandwiches, That Sub Shop offers fresh and hand-
made chef and Greek salads, sides such as cole slaw and potato
salad, desserts such as banana pudding and chocolate chip cookies,
and drinks which include coffee, tea and Coke products.
Catering and take-out are offered.
Beyond food, the quaint restaurant provides a friendly atmos-
phere. This is best represented in the supportive nature with which
the Hineses run their business. For example, an employee's daugh-
ter came down with leukemia and, trying to provide support, the
Hineses offer money received in tips to the family.
That Sub Shop is open.Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to
5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., but it is trying to extend
its hours. It is located at 109 W Main St. To place a take-out order
or schedule for catering, call 773-3334.
(9306)
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Where Do


The $$ Go?


In light of the recent Auditor General's report on Hardee County economic development affairs, a series of articles
continues this week on monies used for economic development.


IDA


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
To date, the Hardee County
Industrial Development Author-
ity has received $4.5 million a
yeai from the Mosaic Fertilizer
economic development agree-
ment for 2011 and 2012. Where
does this money go?
The IDA, and its related
Economic Development Coun-
cil (EDC) had been' moving
along on rental income from the
Hardee Industrial Commerce
Park and a variety of other rev-
enue, including sale of fruit and
transfers from prior years.
The EDC was created in 1966
as a Florida 501.(c) 3 corpora-
tion with funding through the
county budget as approved by
the Board of County Commis-
sioners. Its income averaged
$200,000 to $240,000 a year
which paid the salaries of
Economic Development Direc-
tor Bill Lambert, economic
development coordinator Sarah
Pelham and office manager
Kristi Schierling as well as
other administrative expenses
(phones, computers, etc.)
The IDA was founded in
1984 when it became possible
by a change in FS 159.45. It
went out of business in early
2001 when the County Com-
mission withdrew its funding. It
was revived later that year and
proceeded with purchase and
development of the Commerce
Park, which had been started by
interim county economic devel-
opment personnel. The IDA
pays $1,000 a month for mow-
ing and other caretaking at the
park.
The county funding, rental
income and minor funds contin-
ued until the economic develop-
ment agreement with Mosaic
Fertilizer, a portion of its zon-
ing and operations approval.
With its first Mosaic $4.5
million' in May 2011, the IDA
used $2 million for the Rapid
Systems broadband system. A


recent state Auditor General
report criticized IDA for not
properly documenting compli-
ance of the terms of the broad-
band agreement.
There was $2.65 million to
Bluewater, also known as Life-
Sync,, Conti'nuum Labs, Care-
Sync and Tech River. The com-
pany now is in temporary quar-
ters at the former Driver's
License office on West Main
Street, which had been initially
opened as a University of South
Florida business center. It is
expected to move to the Tech
River Park at the old Peace
River Electric Cooperative
building at REA Road and U.S.
17 when renovations are com-
pleted there.
The PRECo building and its
3.3 acres were purchased for the
appraisal value of $996,000,,
plus a $200,000 agreement for a
possible guaranteed emergency
power supply during any out-
age. With an $800,000 EDA
grant and $800,000 from IDA
the building is being renovated
by Half Acre Construction Co.
The Auditor General report says
IDA did not meet state statutes
on choosing the construction
management company.
For the coming year, the IDA
budget combines EDA grants
and its' own Mosaic monies to
pay for the Sheriff's Office out-
post building/wastewater pre-
treatment plant; a spec building
for, Lightning Bay and/or the
British company moving here;
water/sewer connections on
U.S. 17; tourism development;
Hardee Lakes Park develop-
ments; National Solar and oper-
ating expenses such as, taxes,
insurance, repairs and mainte-
nance, bank service charges
and grove caretaking.
For EDC, its income of
$342,098,will be used mostly
for combined salaries of
$146,552 plus the usual payroll
expenses, utilities, promotions,
office supplies and the like.


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EDA Severance Tax $$
By JOAN SEAMAN Industrial Park on property
Of The Herald-Advocate bequeathed to the city about 15
Where has the money gone? years ago. This grant will con-
The county's Economic De- nect an eight inch water line
velopment Authority was from 'U.S. 17 to Lake Branch
formed by the 2004 State Road and up to the park. The
Legislature when it approved first part of getting the city's
redistributing the phosphate industrial park ready is to get
severance tax money, the taxes the water and sewer lines in
phosphate companies pay for place. As an aside, residents
'the right to mine. Since Hardee south of Hardee Street could
and Hamilton counties were the connect to the water/sewer lines
only one with active phosphate and go off private wells and
mining, they were to receive the septic tanks.
lion's share of the amounts The Hardee County Eco-
assigned to counties, so they nomic Development Council
could better prepare for irrdus- (EDC) was awarded $150,000
try after mining is finished, to operate its offices and not be
While the state was setting dependent on the county for all
forth who should be on the its funding. The upcoming
EDA, a temporary dependent budget (2012-13) had allotted
authority was formed by ordi- $245,000 for EDC operations
nance and disbursed the lower for the coming year.
or regular portion the county The.Hardee County Industrial
received. That money was used Development came in for sever-
to pay off loans for purchase of al awards. The first was for $1
the Commerce Park property million to construct a new spec
and adjacent Wauchula Hills building in the Commerce Park
sewer/water plant. or renovate an existing building
Formed in the spring of 2005,; in the county for a prospective
the' state-mandated EDA began business.
meeting to formulate its plans, A second IDA $1 million
policies and procedures to re- award will construct a building
ceive applications for the EDA for Lightning Bay Construc-
dollars it would begin receiving tion, a hydraulics and pneu-
in the state's 2006 fiscal year. draulics company seeking to
Basically, the county manag- come to the Commerce Park.
er's office was designated to Another IDA award including
receive applications for EDA $500,000 in current.funds and
dollars. For each cycle, the an' additional $150,000'previ-
manager's office would receive ously returned to EDA. This
applications, send copies to the money is to expand infrastruc-
municipalities and the commis- ture by connecting the sewer
sion. Each group would rank and water services from Wau-
the applications in order of chula to Zolfo Springs along the
importance for infrastructure U.S. 17 business corridor.
and economic development. Finally IDA was awarded a
The applications and sets of $400,000 grant 'to construct a
rankings were then turned over wastewater pre-treatment plant
to the EDA. and Sheriff's Office substation
EDA began receiving the or outpost in the Commerce.
increased severance tax money 1 (Grand opening for that build-
in. 2006. The amount available:''ing is expected shortly.)
depends upon the number of Previous years EDA awards
draglines working in the county. are a matter,of record and can
Some of the tax money first be followed along. They prima-
goes to various state agencies rily involve funding for infra-
before a portion is allowed to structures in the county and the,
each county. The EDA banks it three municipalities, IDA and
until it determines which appli-' EDC projects and smaller ones
cations are to be approved, such as Alane Academy etc.
EDA Revenue The Auditor General's recent
It began with $20,000 startup report found no fault with the
money from the dependent whether the EDA awards for a
board, proper use of phosphate tax
For Hardee County, follow- money for economic develop-
ing the $20,000 start-up ment. Rather, the criticisms in-
monies, the annual allotments volved EDA not getting full
were: $2,678,233.95; interest substantiation that the award to
for 05/06 $45,643.66 Wauchula for a hangar arid one
2006 $2,678,233.95 to IDA for the broadband infra-
05/06 Int. $45,643.66 structure network. %
2007" $1',938,621.85 In both cases, electronic in-
Int. $179,785.58 voices and billings did not pro-
2008 $1,792,933.12 video the needed audit trail.
Int. $168,753.14 In addition to disbursement
2009 $2,363,179.92 df the phosphate severance tax
Int. $48,972.76 dollars, EDA now undertakes
2010 $1,951,163.88 handling the CF Industries $10
Int. $16,826.75 million economic development
201.1 $2,190,154.40 agreement which will play out
Int. $13,915.50 over the next three years. After
2012 $1,981,411.16 an initial payment of $1 million
Int. $15,366.12 when CF gets all its mining per-
This totals $15,404,961.79, mits and approvals, there will
the EDA has had available to be $3 million per year for three
use for infrastructure projects years.
since 2006. That money is to be spent 75
EDA Expenditures percent for education and 25
Most recent EDA funding, in percent for recreation. The
July 2012, include $3,520,722 EDA is formulating policies
of the $4 million available. and 'procedures on how this
That funding included money will be allotted. It has
$45,000 for Peace River Ex- not yet determined if the
plorations toward opening its monies will be for public or pri-
museum at the historic Wau- vate programs or for elementary
chula Train Station. to post-high school programs,
Another item was $425,722 criteria for applications and
for Bowling Green in its Phase awards.
2 of the creating the Centanino


Community Development Directs $$


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Where's does the county's
millions of dollars go?
Annual budgets, which are on
public review each year when
ad valorem or property tax
rates are set, show where the
county's dollars are expected to
.be spent.
In addition, an annual report
breaks that down into the vari-
ous county departments where
the money is spent. Whether it
is in transportation, buildings,
the landfill and recycling, there
are a lot of dollars spent each
year. In fiscal year. 2011-12,
which ended Sept. 30, 2012,
revenues were $19,619,092 and
expenditures $31,383,809 be-
cause of the carry-over of some
grant dollars.
Besides the obvious budget
and finance department, one of
the key department with over-
sight of hefty amount of dollars
is the Community Development
department, where Director
Janet Giliard and her staff apply
for, receive and manage a host
of federal and state grants, state
allocations and other revenue.
That office has been instru-
mental in working with other
county departments in parks
and recreation, water and
wastewater, housing rehabilita-
tion and homebuyers programs,
health care, law enforcement
and a variety of other expendi-
tures.
The annual report lead-in to
community development says it
"is to provide an integrated sys-
tem of resources, services and
opportunities to help people
improve their lives, the lives of
others, neighborhoods and the
total community."
For the most recent fiscal
year, that included 'nearly a mil-
lion. in monies to expand water
and sewer to over 100 homes in
Wauchula Hills; a $125,000
grant for pregnancy prevention
and to reduce substance abuse;
$250,000 for RV campsites and
related infrastructure at Hardee
Lakes Park; a mosquito control
program; energy efficiency for
all county buildings; over $1
million in renovation or re-
placement of low income resi-


dents; legislative grants for
improvements at the court-
house; and law enforcement
grants to combat 'drug use and
abuse. Together, those grants
contribute .several million dol-
lars to benefit the county, its
infrastructure and its residents.
Backtracking a year, the
2010-11 annual report docu-
ments nearly $4.5 million in
state and federal grants to
enhance community programs.
This varies from water conser-
vation, to expansion of water
and sewer in the Wauchula Hills
area, mortgages and residential
construction.
Over the years, it's been Flor-
ida Recreation Development
Assistance Program (FRDAP)
dollars to construct soccer field;
a four-field baseball complex;
remodeling at Farr Field and
George Heine Field for softball;
extending water and sewer to
the college, Pine Cone, Crystal
Lake and Orange Blossom RV
parks; Closing the Gap dia-
betes and primary health care
grants; more Hardee Lakes
Park, handicap and horse trails
and restroom grants; and more
affordable housing.
Following the 2004 hurri-
canes, there was a $9 million
federal appropriation, which
provided $2.25 million to get an
important start on rehabilita-
tion, and another $7.9 million in
state dollars for in hurricane
rehabilitation. Hardee was the
first county to get many of its
people back on track, causing
several other counties to ask to
"borrow" or hire Gilliard to,
administer their programs* and
apply for grants more effective-
ly.
Reviewing annual reports
back a decade only adds to the
efficiency and effectiveness of
the Community Development
department, working closely
with the many other county
departments in developing
infrastructure, recreation, hous-
ing and other programs for the
county. Many grant dollars are
dwindling in view of the recent
economic downturns, but if
there is a way to get dollars for
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Peggy Patton, board member of the Hardee Animal Rescue Team, spoke to the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Panda Restaurant. HART has done
trap and rescue of cats and dogs in Bowling Green, Wauchula, and Zolfo Springs. Cats
and dogs can be spayed or neutered for $35 by Wauchula veterinarian Dr. Bill Lovett at
Hardee Animal Clinic in Wauchula Hills. Pets can be adopted for $75 at HART, said
Patton. The phone number is 781-2045. The president is Leigh Sockalosky. There are
10,000 humans and 70,000 puppies and kittens born in the U.S. every day. About four
to six million animals are euthanized annually because there are no homes for them.
Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problems of dog bites and overburdens ani-
mal shelters with unwanted animals. "Puppies and kittens do not ask to be born.
Please spay and neuter. Adopt from a shelter and save a life," said Patton. HART is in
need of dog and cat food, blankets, towels, sheets, cleaning supplies, and financial
donations. It is a 501C3 non-profit organization. From left are Peggy Patton, Lizette
Ortega and James Braddock.


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attend the park's annual Extravaganza as well as the Lakeland Garden Club's Flower
Show. Shown above (from left) are Vice President Lydia Neff, Lynn Hebert, Joyce
Butsch, Yvonne'Morace and President Jeanette Perrine. Not pictured are Treasurer
Carol Saunders and Mary Weisman. Following its annual Christmas party at the Perrine
home in December, club members are preparing for the Jan. 16 meeting at the club-
house located at 131 N. Eighth Ave. This will be a luncheon tpeeting served by host-
esses Jan Beckley, Evelyn Blackmon, Butsch and Neff. The program will be "Cultivating
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DOUBLES FUN


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate ...
75 YEARS AGO
The city of Bowling Green
will proudly celebrate the har-
vesting of Hardee County's vast
strawberry acreage next week
when she stages her annual
Hardee County Strawberry
Festival, six big days and
nights.
Slim Williams, 22-year old
parachute jumper, of Auburn-
dale, and Robert A. Seabourne,
one'of the Seabourne twins, of
St. Elmo, Ill., will be the fea-
tured attraction Sunday after-
noon at Wauchula Airport, one.
and one-half miles east of the
city, when they each make a
parachute jump from an air-
plane 2,000 feet in the sky.
Twenty vacancies for service
in the United States Marine
Corps will be filled from this
district during January, it ,is
announced by Capt. A.C. Small,
district Marine Corps recruiting
officer, with headquarters at
Savannah, Ga.
On Christmas Day the United
States Chamber of Commerce
predicted that total taxes to be
paid in 1938 would touch a new
high $1.3,500,000. A beautiful
Christmas present for everyone


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
0 my soul, bless God! From
head to toe, I'll bless His
holy name: 0 my soul, bless
God, don't forget a single
blessing.
Psalm 103:1-2-(ME)
FRIDAY
He forgives your sins -
every, one. He heals ,your
diseases every one. ,He
redeems yo.u 'from bell -
saves your life (eternally). He
crowns you with love and
mercy a paradise crown.
Psalm 103:3-4 (ME)
SATURDAY
He wraps you in goodness
beauty eternal. He re-
news your youth -. you're
always young in His pres-
ence. God makes everything
come outright; He puts vic-
tims back on their feet.
Psalm 103:5-6 (ME)
SUNDAY
God is sheer mercy and
,grace; not easily angered,
He's rich in love. He'doesn't
endlessly nag or scold, nor
hold grudges forever. He
doesn't treat us as our sins
deserve, nor pay us back in
full for our wrongs.
Psalm 103:9-10 (ME)

MONDAY
As -high as heaven is over
the' earth, so strong is His
love to those who fear Him.
And as'far as sunrise is from
sunset, He has separated us
from our sins. As parents
who feel for their children,
God feels, for those who fear
(reverence) Him.
Psalm 103:11-13 (ME)
TUESDAY
God's love, though, is forev-
er-. and always, eternally
present to all who fear Him,-.
making everything right for
them and their children as
they follow His ways and
remember to do what He
says.
Psalm 103:17-18 (ME)
WEDNESDAY
God has set His throne in
heaven; He rules over us all.
He is .the .King! .... Bless
God, all creatures, wherever
you are everything and
everyone made by God. And
you, 0 my soul, bless God.
4 Psalm 103:19,22 (ME)
A1l verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


- S110 to be paid by every
man, woman and child in the
nation during the coming year
of 1938.
50 YEARS AGO
The County Commission -has
formally agreed to enter into a
food for the needy program and
hopes to have it in operation by
Feb. 1.. Approximately 2.500
people are expected to partici-
pate.
The First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green was the scene
Monday evening. Dec. 24, at 7
o'clock of the double-ring cere-
mony uniting, in marriage
Martha Jean Sylvest and Danny
Earl Dansby. The Rev. M.D.
Durrance officiated.
Bids on the reconstruction of
the bridge over Peace River east
of Wauchula will be opened
Jan. 24 in St. Petersburg by the
State Road Department. The
present bridge is the last re-
maining wooden one over
Peace River in this county.
A total of 171 arrests for the
month of December are being
reported by Sheriff Odell
Carlton. A total of $1,980 was/
deposited in the fine and forfei-
ture fund during the month.
25 YEARS AGO
Lottery tickets at $1 a ticket
will go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 12,
at 19 locations in Hardee
County. The name of the game
is "Millionaire" and will make a
millionaire out of the top grand
prize winner. However, the
odds are overwhelming that the
lottery ticket 'you buy will not
make a millionaire out of you.
- This will be the second suc-
cessive year that Pioneer Park
Days has been a five-day show.
Coordinator George Collins has
been at work for some three or
four months in organizing the
20th annual show scheduled for
March. 2-6.
The year 1988 marks the 10th
year that GED preparation and
testing has been conducted by
the Hardee Adult & Community
Education division..


Since President Ronald
'Reagan has declared January to
be National Volunteer Blood
Donor Month. Wauchula Mayor
E.J. Wilson has proclaimed
January 1988 as Volunteer
Blood Donor Month in
Wauchula.
10 YEARS AGO
The official ban oil work-
place and restaurant smoking
went into the Florida Constitu-
tion on Tuesday. but not all
local eateries are throwing out
the ashtrays just yet. A quick
survey seems to reveal that
many local restaurants are not
making any changes until July
1. when enforcement of the ban
will begin.
The littlest ballplayers in
Hardee County are about to
take the field. Little League
Tee-Ball for 5-.and-6-year-olds
opens on Friday night at the
George F. Heine Jr. Little
League Complex off South
Florida Avenue.
Applicants are being sought
to fill the 10th Judicial Circuit,
judge's vacancy resulting from
the creation of a new judicial
position in the circuit by the
2002 Legislature.
The First Baptist Church of
Wauchula will welcome Jennie
Afman Dimkoff at its seventh.
annual Ladies Night of Inspi-
ration on Thursday, Jan. 30, at
the church located at 1570 W.
Main St. Dimkoff speaks at
conferences,, seminars and re-
treats across the U.S. and
Canada, where she encourages
her audiences to set goals and
revolutionize their ministries.

To persevere, trusting in
what hopes he has, is
courage in a man.
-Euripides
Talking much about one-
self can also be a means to
conceal oneself.
-Friedrich Nietzsche.


Blushing
virtue.


is the color of
-Diogenes


i COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee Senior High School boys varsity tennis team recently hosted the "Double
Your Fun" tennis tournament to raise money for new uniforms. Ten teams enjoyed the
fun, and competitive day, including (front row, from left) Casey Prescott Dickson and
Jessica Conerly; (middle row) Jacob Neuhofer, Chad Knight, Coach Keith Nadaskay,
Calvin Bates, Zachary Neuhofer, Scott Dickson, Jake Crews, Timothy Selph and Robbie
Jones; (back row) Conner Crawford, Willie Baker, Colby Baker, Ashley Baker and Bryan
Pelham; (not pictured) Abby Clark, Elle Palmer, Caroline Durrance and Katie Smith.


SSadie is a female Bulldog mix.
She is 7 months old. She is white & brindle in color
with a sort coat and long tail. Sadie was surrendered
by previous owners due to new addition to their
household. Her adoption fee is $45.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


Don't Hesitate!
HARDEE LIVING
DEADLINE
IS THURSDAY AT 5 RM.







Priscella
Owner/Stylist,


Allen Johnson
Barber/Stylist

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


lardee


Hardee County Youth Sports, Inc.


Baseball


Where: HCYS Complex
(Baseball Fields)
450 Rodeo Dr., Wauchula


When: Thursday, January 10 &
Friday, January 11
5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, January 12
9 am to 12 pm


Who:


Draft:


All boys age 4-15
Must be 4 by registration
and 15 or under before
May 1 st.


Saturday; Jan 19th
At baseball fields.
Times: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm,
3 pm, & 5 pm


Where: George Heine Fields
(Softball Fields)
810 S. Florida Ave, Wauchula


When: Thursday, January 10 &
Friday, January 11
5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, January 12
9 am to 12 pm


Who:


Draft:


All girls age 5-15
Must be 5 by registration
and 15 or under before
May 1st.


Saturday, Jan 19th
At softball fields
Times: TBA


For More Information on both baseball and softball registrations, please visit


www.facebook.com/HardeeCountyYouthSports


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4B The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2013

Wildcat Grill, Formerly Bread Board In Wauchula Has Been Successful


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
After 6 1/2 years of owning
and' operating the Bread Board
Restaurant. hard-working Ca-
.mil Camili and his wife Luma
were not satisfied with the busi-
ness results.
Not one to close up shop,
Camili took a bold move to ren-
ovate the restaurant, change the
menu, open the kitchen to view,
and change the name to Wildcat
Grill. The re-opening was in
October 2012.
There are five TVs on the
walls with three more to install.
Sports photos and other sports
memorabilia are on the walls


and being added to.
Big selling items include
burgers, chicken wings, Buffalo
chicken sandwiches. "the best
thincrust homemade pizza,"
soft drinks, tea, coffee, beer and
wine.
The couple live in Zolfo
Springs and have three sons,
Maddy, 19, who will attend
University of South. Florida,
Bier, 14, a Hardee High School
student and Air Force Junior
ROTC member, and Cufi, 9.
Luma Camili loves Zolfo
Springs.
The couple are both from
Yugoslavia. He came to Chi-
cago at age 18, lived there three


years. and moved to Florida.
working in Fort Myers, Naples
and Clearwater. He is proud to
say he has not received any
government handouts.
In the current winter season
Wildcat Grill is open from 7
a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a
week. The off-season hours will
be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days
a week.
There are 15 employees in
addition to the owners.
"We have been very happy.
We are getting community sup-
port. We want to be a local joint
for local good people.," said


Camili.
Wanda Montgomery, a cus-
tomer from Avion Palms Resort
in Bowling Green and also from
Lexington, Ky.. said. "This is a
115 percent improvement over
the Bread Board."
Camili is proud of the clean
open kitchen. Decor includes
auto license tags, football hel-
mets., pictures of the late Hardee
Wildcat football coach Bob
Martin who went to the state
championship game twice,
cheerleader outfits, and dis-
plays for the Florida Gators and
FSU Seminoles.


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This sign show the old Bread Board Restaurant on Hwy.
17 South is now Wildcat Grill.


The Wildcat Grill building is rented from Wauchula State
Bank.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the
heroic makes heroes.
-Benjamin Disraeli


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h I buffet iA. .vngc.
(American&
SI I V :Chinese Cuisine
Over 0oo items on the B[uffet Karaoke
Two 1 oo" screen TV's Mibachi Grill
H* appy hour Drin k Dine-in or Carry Out
B )anrcuet Room seats, up to 100.

Open 7 Days a Week
11am 10pm
806 South 6th Ave Wauchula 0
(South Bound Hwy. 17)

773-3015


Greetings from Fort Green!
Maybe we can all get back to
normal living. The holidays are
wonderful but they do some-
times interfere with schedules.
If you missed the Dixie
Echoes at Fort Green Baptist
last Friday night, you missed a
treat. They have some new
singers and a new piano player
and I believe they are better
than the ones we had always lis-
tened to.
One person did come up to'
me and said they had ,looked
through the paper for the news
but could not find it and would
not have known about the sing
if I had not put it in the Fort
Green News two weeks ago! I
am glad people do get informa-
tion from this column.
Our sincere sympathy is ex-
tended to the families of Donald
and Earl Bargeron. Their uncle
made his final journey last
week and Earl and Mary drove
up to the funeral, which was in
or near Brunswick, Ga.
David Spencer had an uncle
who passed away in Missis-
sippi. David said he had not
been having any problems but.
went to bed and passed away in
his sleep. That shows you bet-.
ter be ready to meet your Maker
any time.
Our sympathy is also extend-
ed to the family of Eddie
Bailey. Someone said in Sunday
School that he had been retired
only two days from the REA.
That is sad, but hopefully he
enjoyed his work and it seemed
more like play
Charles and Lynda Abbot and,
daughter Amy and grandson
David and *a friend enjoyed a
few days in Blairsville, Ga.
According to the weather on
television, it was cold.
Their car broke down just a
block from the motel where
they -always stay in Douglas,
Ga., on their way back home.
They had some,guardian angels
watching over them; a police-
man drove behind while
Charles and the boys were
attempting to push the vehicle
that one block, when another
man told them to wait and went
and got his truck with a rope to
pull .them up the hill and into
the parkingn. 'lot.,..Iyhda 'said
when she got out to thank the
policeman, he was gone!


There is still a lot of sickness
going on, and Pat Gugle, Trish
Richey and Nancy McQuaig
were named on the sick list.
Lory Durrance is sick and it
was believed he would be trans-
ferred to Lakeland. Charlton
Sadler is at home recovering
from knee surgery, which
resulted in a blood clot in the
lungs. He was in ICU for some
time.
There will be a men's fellow-
ship breakfast this Sunday
morning beginning at 8. Most
of the fellows are good cooks
out like this, but getting some to
cook at home is another story!
Our GAs are starting a proj-
ect called "Little Dresses for
Africa." They need pillowcas-
es, trim, rickrack, thread, etc.
Please get in touch with Carol
Brown if you have any of the
needed items.
Avie and Allen Eures along
with Kaylee Hogenauer and
Holly Brown enjoyed a day at
Sea World during the Christmas
break, and then Kaylee went ice
skating with Tamara Griffis' to
celebrate Tamara's birthday.
Kaylee said everyone could ice
skate but her, but she was get-
ting the hang of it when it was
time to go. I was told if you can
roller skate you can ice skate, so
I would be out of luck. We only
had the front porch to learn to
skate on when I was young and
if you didn't stop, you ended up
in the yard! Naturally, I was
never good!
Randy and Faye Davis and
Norman Alejandro enjoyed
spending- New Year's with
daughter Amy Brown and fami-
ly. Randy said he and Aaron
went hunting and it was doe
season and they saw plenty of
doe; 'but didn't even shoot at-
one! They were leaving to come
home the next day and did not
want that big of a job on the last
evening there! They always
have a good time.
The youth from all over the
county are meeting at Heritage
Park on Jan. 26 from .3 to 6 to
make shoes out of old jeans for
an African village. This is
called a "Sole Cutting Meeting"
and is certainly worthwhile if
they can maje shoes from old
ePray for. one another.
Pray for one another.


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Learn to Read!
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Children, Teens & Adults
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Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


Hazel's Flower Shop
Hours
Mon. Fri. 9-5 & Sat. 9-12

Come See Us
4724 US Hwy 17 N. Bowling Green

863-375-2535
863-781-3157

All Occasions:
Swee t 15. Sympathy. Birthday.
Valentines. Holidays. Weddings

Offering Daily Specials

'N' N( A -


Cass White
Store Manager
Invites you to
stop in and see all
of the.new
changes at our
new location.


226 West Main Street Wauchula

773-5717 ext. 3

Open Monday Friday* 9am 5pm

Accepting Donations Anytime Mon. Sat.
Call (863) 832-1288 (donations are tax deductible)

Volunteers Appreciated

All donations and contributions to benefit Hannah's House,
a non-profit organization helping women and their
children that are homeless or victims of domestic violence.
VffSSSS^


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January 10, 2013, The Herald-Advocate 5B


FILING DEADLINE; MARCH 1ST
Exemptions are not transferable; a new application must be filed for any type of ownership changes.

HOMESTEAD
Exemption Up to $50,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by March 1, 2013
To be eligible for this exemption property owners must apply in person, and
Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2013
Reside on the property as of January 1, 2013
Be a Legal resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2013
Bring the following: Florida Driver's License (showing current physical address) Social Security Cards, Florida
vehicle license plate numberss, Florida voter's registration card or Declaration of Domicile. Other documents
may be requested upon the applications review. If not a US Citizen, a valid residency card will be required. If a
mobile home is involved, bring registration certificate or title.

SENIOR EXEMPTION
Every person who is eligible for the homestead exemption described above is eligible for an
additional homestead exemption under the following circumstances: (1) the taxpayer is 65
years of age or older as of January 1 of the year for which the exemption is claimed; (2) the
annual household income of the taxpayer for the prior year must not exceed the adjusted gross
income limits; and, (3) the taxpayer annually submits a sworn statement of household income
to the property appraiser not later than March 1.

AGRICULTURAL "Greenbelt" CLASSIFICATION
All owners or lessees of agricultural lands whho are engaged in a "bona fide" agricultural
business and desire to apply for agricultural classification for tax purposes must file the
application with the Appraiser's Office between January 1st and March 1st. Copy of lease
required if applicable. Applications are available from our office or on-line
www.qpublic.net/hardee.

Other EXEMPTIONS

DISABILITY RELIGIOUS
DISABLED VETERANS TAX DISCOUNT
(65 and Older) ACTIVE DUTY
DISABLED VETERAN TAX EXEMPTION MILITARY TAX EXEMPTION
(at least 10% war or service connected)
SNON-PROFIT
AI L WIDOWER/WIDOW


Tax Exemption or "Greenbelt" questions; please contact us at (863) 773-2196.

KATHY L CRAWFORD
HARDEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
Courthouse Annex II
110 W. Oak Street, Room 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office hours: Monday Friday 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.

FILING DEADLINE: MARCH 1st


TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY (TPP) EXEMPTION
Every person, firm corporation, etc. owning tangible personal property used in a business, commercial
venture, or rental property, is required to file an initial return with the Property Appraiser.
Deadlineto file the return is April 1st to receive exemption and avoid penalties.







6B The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2013


The


Classifieds


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

CLASSIFICATIONS:
Agriculture Mobile Homes
Appliances Notices
A..41..j.- :- In .j.


MULUIIIUUII?
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
Miscellaneous


Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
BE THE FIRST TO SEE! Nice 3B/1.5Bth home
located west Zolfo Springs, large family room,
central A/C, all appliances included. $112,000
Executive Home in lovely neighborhood!
4B/3Bth built in 2006 with all modern conve-
niences, tile and carpet floors, fireplace, 3 car,
garage, wood deck; great curb appeal. $284,900
Lovely setting with grandfather oaks for this
2B/lBth, CB home located on 5 lots in Zolfo
Springs. $40,000 .:

121 -SERVICE YOU
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker


DELOIS JOHNSON 781-2360
STEVE JOHNSON 781-0518


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HOGS for sale, alls sizes ready to
eat, 863-781-5755. 1:10p
NOW PURCHASIF'" citrus fruit
for the 201.2/13 season for
Chapman Fruit Co. Call Frank
Vasquez 781-4133. 12:13-5:30p
DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, injectors, remove
and install, 863-381-0538.
1:19-1:10(13)p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2012/13 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


BROYHILL ,PINE HATCH, two
pieces with light $100, 773-6770.
1:10p



FREE LIVE-IN housekeeper/com-
panion. No drugs, no alcohol.
Free to come and go as you
please. Call 863-832-1486.
1:10p.
CARETAKER NEEDED for elderly
lady, live-in arrangement, refer-
ences needed, 863-245-9687.
1:10p
F/T BOOKKEEPER, experience
preferred. Apply at 120 N. 4th
Avenue, Wauchula. 1:10,17c
BUILDING GROUNDS
Maintenance and Equipment per-
son. Full time, Pioneer Creek RV
Park a fun place to work. Drug
screen, background and valid dri-
ver's license a must Apply in per-
son at 138 East Broward Street,
B.G., 863-375-4343. 1:10c






Site Manager needed for
Farm Labor rental commu-
nity in Wauchula. Responsi-
ble for rent collections,
leasing apts, tenant income
certifications preparation,
site files and scheduling/su-
pervising maint. repairs.
Manager position requires
office skills and Light book-
keeping. Bi-lingual in Span-
ish a plus. Must be
bondable. No pets. Salary
+ Apt + Utilities'. Send Re-
sume: The Palms P 0 Box
10293, Clearwater, FL
33757 Or Fax (727) 447-
2252 Email: southwindgm
@southwind.us.com
Equal Employment |
Opportunity


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Steve Johnson
2B/2Bth M/H, carpet floors, inside utility and
storage shed. $35,000
Move-In-Ready! 3B/4Bth CB/Stucco home with
new kitchen, large r6oms, wet bar, wine cellar, in
ground pool, spa and mahy more amenities.
5836 total sq. ft. situated on .87 acre. Call to see!
$240,000
Plenty of space in this large home! 3B/2.5Bths,
screened patio, living, dining, family rooms,
inside utility, outside utility bldg. Potential 4th
bedroom and office. $139,000
-AN COUNT ON M
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker


ASSOCIATES
CHARLOTTE TERRELL 781-6971
BEVERLY ALLEN 863-448-6610


Parkerf Keen
Parker Keen


REDUCED to $159,500! Great home on several
large lots in Wauchula. Hardwood floors.
Beautiful brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2
car carport.
Custom built 2-3 bedrooms, 2 .bath home on 1
acre. Underground irrigation throughout yard.
3.052 sf of living. Oversized 2 car garage.
Screened saltwater pool with a hot tub and cover
ered entertainment area. 12 foot ceilings plus
many more attributes! $330,000
Commercial building with over 4,800 sf located
just off Highway 17 Southbound. Frontage on 2
roads with parking. Great opportunity for your
business. $149,000
NEW LISTING! 38 acres w/30 ac in grove.
Micro-jet irrigation. 3 BR, 2 BA CB home with 2
car garage and 2 enclosed porches. Eastern
Manatee County on SR 64 E. $625,000


Realtor Associates
Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Calv
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017 Dust
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 Park


'in Bates (863) 381-2242
y Albritton (863) 781-0161
.er Keen (813) 523-1523


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FOR SALE OR RENT 4BR 2B
house, 781-1062. 1:10c


RED NOSE PITBULL found vicini-
ty of Goose Pond Road. Call 863-
781-2412 or 863-735-0309 to
claim or If would like to adopt free
to good home. Has been neutered
and shots up to date. 1:10nc


CRAFTSMAN 4" Jointer $100,
wood hathes $125, 10" belt drive
table saw $300, scroll saw $200,
781-3637. 1:10,17p


TWO HORSES, brother and sister,
good with kids, Arabian and
Thoroughbred, 5 years old,
$1,000 for both, 863-781-5755.
1:3,1 Op
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites, tfc-dh



FLORIDA HOSPHAL-
WAUCHUI.A

RN-FT- Day
Med Swing

$2,500 Sign-On bonus
with at least 1 year ex-
perience. A rewarding
opportunity is waiting
for you. Join our grow-
ing and highly skilled
team. Apply online at
www.fhheartland.org.
Preferred. To learn
more please call our
Recruiter at 863-386-
6464.

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AM-SOUTH REALTY
Each office independently owned and operated.




1R


Robert Hinerman Nancy Craft
227-0202 832-0370


JUST LISTED! 10 acres on Vandolah Rd.
that currently has some producing orange
trees. This piece of land can be purchased-
alone or with a 40 acre parcel nearby.
Asking rice $60.000. For more informa-
tion, please call JESSICA @ 863-781-1186.
A Quiet Family Homel This 3 bedroom, 2
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 0
$159.900
OWNER SAYS SELL 3BR, 1BTH HOME
,located on 11 acres w/Irge LR w/FIRE
PLCE, Porch, new appliances, outside stor-
age, 11 ac. Fenced w/dog alarm, and so
much more. $140,000 Call NANCY to pre-
view.
NEWLY LISTED!! 3/2 home built in 2007 in
Avon Park Lakes. The home has stainless
steel appliances, laminated wood floors,
double car garage, and much more. Priced
@ $89.900. Call JESSICA @ 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 todayll
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
OWNER UPDATED!! 2 BR, 2 Bath Family
Home on cul-da-sac. New insulation in
attic, well water, septic tank, electric by
Progress Energy, oversized LNDRY RM.
W/Outside entry, doubles as office. New 5
TN air handler & HT. pump, LGE, 2 car car-
port, Extra storage BLD. Call NANCY today!
RENTAL AVAILABLE!!
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 BATH
TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT, $650. MONTH-
LY, WITH $650 DEPOSIT. 1051 DOWNING
CIRCLE, WAUCHULA CALL 773-2122
GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie


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SENIOR MECHANIC

Pay rate: $30,703.02($14.76/hr.) -
$42,324.45($20.35/hr.)
Wanted for the Hardee County Shop Department. Knowl-
edge/skill in using tools and equipment of mechanics
trade. Knowledge of/ability to repair and overhaul gasoline,
diesel engines and perform skilled welding tasks. Skill in
locating and adjusting defects in automotive equipment.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
Possession of a valid FL Class "B" CDL is required.
Complete job description and Application forms-posted on
County website @ www.hardeecounty.net. Please submit
Applications to the Human Resources Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone:(863) 773-
2161. Position closes at 5:00 p.m., January 18, 2013.

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Chevrolet / Chrysler / Jeep / Dodge
Ram Trucks / Ford
Is EXPLODING with new sales!

Hardee County's largest automobile
dealer needs THREE sales
professionals to keep up
with the demand!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
We will train the right people.
Great benefits and more!
Call Kevin Hanchey at
(863) 773-4744
or stop by the dealership
at 1405 U.S. Hwy 17 S. in Wauchula

DRESS FOR IMMEDIATE INTERVIEW;
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702 SOUTH 6t AVENUE, WAUCHULA.
(863) 773-2122 FA.,(863), ,773-2173:;
Gary Delatorre Broker
www.cbhardee.com


Richard Dasher
781-0162


Victor Salazar.
245-1054


BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOME! On 5 AC.,
With so many amenities. A must see 4BR, 2
1/2 B, Formal LR, DR, FR, Women's dream
kitchen, Laundry RM, 3 Car Garage, sepa-
rate 2 BR, 1 BTH mother In law suite. The 5
AC. W/Barn, Stalls and so much more. Call
NANCY to see this country beauty.
M/H WITH ACREAGE! 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. $S39.500
PRICE REDUCTION!! Check out this 5 acres
of peaceful Paradise! Property is secluded
and yet only 10 minutes from town. Call
RICHARD today for more Information!
$75Z000
NEW LISTING!! 40 acres on the corner of
Vandolah Rd. and Dink Albritton with 12
acres of plastic, ready to farm! The remain-
Ing acreage is cleared with a one acre pond
on the back corner. Asking $7.500 per acre,
call JESSICA at 863-781-1186 for more infor-
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 @ S85.000
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.
NEW LISTING! Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BTH custom
home, great amenities for comfortable living.
Screen back porch w/hot tub,. 34 FT. screen
pool and patio, master BR French doors
open to this area of relaxation and recre-
ation. Family RM w/wood burning fireplace
paneled w/tongue and groove cypress,
vaulted ceiling. Must see this custom built
home to appreciate the beauty and comfort
of this home. Call NANCY at 832-0370. c11:10c


HELP WANTED

Immediate opening for qualified Childcare Coordinator
with the Hardee Co. YMCA.
Applicant is required to have current Florida Child Care
Director Credentials.
Is responsible for front line communication with parents
and children, ensuring the general safety and health of
children per established guidelines.
Must have knowledge of and meet all state / federal
regulations and certification 30 hour childcare course, 10
hour behavioral.
Must complete state and local licensing, training and
medical requirements within required time frame.
Asspo.ciate. Degree in. Child Development or equivalent
experience preferred. Childcare,......
experience required.
Apply online at
www.thesarasotay.org or e-mail the
resume to mogles(d)thesarasotay.org. ,3.
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SJIM SEE REALTY, INC.

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


FOR RENT!
2 BR/1 BA apartment.
2 BR/2 BA apartment.
Very secure apartments in Wauchula.
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath newer home in Avon Park.
Many upgrades. Over 1 acre of land. $165,000
Immaculate 3 BR 2 BA double wide. Carport and
utility shed. Located in Western Hardee County.
$70,000
REDUCED! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath mobile home
with a 1 bedroom 1 bath detached mother in law
apartment. Fenced 2 1 acres with a pole barn.
Asking $69,500
1.48 acres with highway frontage. Great loca-
tion for any operation needing a shop, office and
on-site storage. $225,000


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January 10, 2013, The Herald-Advocate 7B


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Classifieds


PITEULL anchor dog, 863-781-
"5755. 1:10p
ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or'are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
-Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh


1/4 ACRE MH lot at Charlie Creek
Estates, $10,000 firm, 863-899-
1714. 1:10tfc


THREE BEDROOM HOUSES plus
two bedroom apartments, no
pets, 832-1984. 1:10-2:8p
3 BR, 2 FULL BATH, garage, cen-
tral air & heat, large lot, BG,
$750/mon. plus utilities, 407-929-
6491. 1:10-17c
ROOM FOR RENT, $350 month no
deposit, near WalMart, 863-444-
0380. 1:10p
2 APARTMENTS FOR RENT: 2
bedroom, 2 bath, appliances fur-
nished 875 sq ft, very nice-built in
2012. 117 North 7th Ave,
Wauchula. Located downtown
Wauchula, call Clay Cobb at 863-
781-0702. 12:20tfc


2/1, $600 MONTH, 816 South 9th
Ave., Wauchula, 863-781-9140.
1:10,17p
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, Duplex,
$550 month, $550 deposit, 773-
0100. 6:21tfc
*RENT-TO-OWN*
MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms. Cheaper then paying
rent. Close to schools and hospi-
tal. Lot rent $300. Se habla
espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-
698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc
ULLRICH'S STORAGE UNITS,
several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. &
Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 773-
9291. 3:22tfc
ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women, tfc-dh


COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL for
rent lease sale restaurant and
25,000 SF, 863-773-6616. 1:1Op
ALF, DOCTOR'S OFFICE commer-
cial building on Florida Avenue,
rent lease, 863-773-6616. 1:10p


RN/LPN/C.N.A
Positions available for caring, dependable, and
compassionate professionals to provide loving
care to our residents. Meet with, our DON for
more info on these rewarding and satisfying
positions.

Apply in person at:
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873 g
Fax: 863-773-0959




HELP WANTED
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS

Full Time $24,35600
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is
taking applications for full time Telecom-
munication Specialists. You must be at
least 19 years of age, have a high school
diploma or equivalent, never ,been
convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor,
be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug
test, pass a typing test and work shifts.
Applications may be obtained and
returned by 4 p.m., Jan. 21, 2013, at the
Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St.,
Wauchula, FL. If other arrangements are
necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211.
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PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING
review seal plans Intuition design
landscape, 863-773-6616, 863-
245-6270. 1:10p
CLEAN UP jobs, yard & pressure
wash houses, Ramon 863-832-
0968. 1:10p
GOT IRRIGATION? New installa-
tion, repairs. Clean Cut Lawn
Care & Irrigation Service 863-781-
8215. 1:3-31 p
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,
Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. 6:7tfc-dh
OVERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillespie), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders is the facilitator. For
more information call 773-5717.
2:16tfc
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
-7:18tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula. tfc-dh


T- WAUC-CHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. tfc-dh


IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
tfc-dh
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number. tfc-dh


HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
Helping Sherry White Ministries
help others 912 Hwy. 17 South
(across from McDonalds)
Wauchula, 863-773-9777.
11:15tfc
LYDIA'S HOUSE THRIFT STORE
Helping ladies overcome 102
Carlton Street (directly behind
Heaven Scent), Wauchula, 863-
773-3034. .1i1:15tfc
THE MUSTARD SEED THRIFT
Store. Helping Sherry White
Ministries help others Donations
appreciated/ volunteers wel-
comel 132 Hwy 17 South
Wauchula, 863-773-6153.
11:15tfc


ASHBROOK REALTY
Your home. Your land. Our specialty.
OVER 100 AC HIGH/DRY FARMLAND w/2000 ft of frontage on
US 17, well, electricity. $7000/ac
3/2 CB HOME in Zolfo Springs, large lot, USDA financing qualified.
$130,000
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MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large items. 773-3069. 1:12tfc
HANNAH'S HOPE CHEST, your
junk is someone elses treasure,
call Cass 832-1288. 1:10p
SATURDAY, SUNDAY, lots of
items, 7am-1pm, 715 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula. 1:10p
SAT. 3255 State Road 64 West,
french doors, bathroom furniture,
concrete blocks, knicknacks,
clothes for everyone, much more.
1:10p
SATURDAY 8-2, books, house-
hold items, something for every-
one, 314 South 10th Ave.
Wauchula. 1:10p


FRIDAY, SATURDAY, Oak Hill
Parkwide Sale Hwy 64 West.
Clothes, tools, furniture, kitchen-
ware, adult bike, jewelry, stereo
equipment and much more.
1:10p
SATURDAY 8am-?, 1030 Magnolia
Lane, Wauchula, clothes and
misc. 1:10p
2 FAMILY SAT., 716 N. 7th Ave.,
furniture, clothes, much more.
1:10dh
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, 133
E. Townsend, Wauchula, clothes,
shoes, furniture, toys, and more.
,1:10p
SATURDAY 9am, baby clothes,.
crib, tiller, and misc., 1520 Old
Polk Rd., Wauchula. 1:10p
SAT. MANAGER'S SALE, washer,
dryer, refrigerator, furniture,
Bowling Green Storage. 1:10p


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Wauchula, Florida 33873
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WAUCHULA 2BR/1BA CB home on a corner lot. Central air &
heat, city utilities, corner lot, fresh paint inside and out, and some
updated windows. Priced Reduced to $69,900.00
BOWLING GREEN 3BR/1BA Frame Home on a dead-in street.
Hardwood floors, large metal shop, large lot, large family room
addition. Priced at $65,000.00
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


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WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety
Buttered Toast, Scramblec
Eggs w/Cheese, Pineapple
Tidbits, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti, Rolls
Stacked Ham Sandwich
Pepperoni Pizza, Alternate
Meal, Lettuce & Tomato, Green
Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Condi
ments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety
Graham Crackers, Pancakes
Sausage Patty, Fruit Cocktai
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket, Bai
B-Q Chicken on Bun, Chees
Pizza, Alternate Meal, Lettuce
Tomato, Corn, Fresh Pears
Fresh Whole Apples, Cond
ments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variet
Graham Crackers, Blueberr
Breakfast Stick, Peaches
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Tacos, Toasted Har
& Cheese Sandwich, Pepperor
Pizza, Alternate Meal, Lettuce
Tomato, Pinto Beans, Juice
Condiments and Milk


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Golden
Grahams, Graham Crackers,
Strawberry Pop Tarts, Orange
Juice, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Alternate Meal,
Chicken & Rice, Wheat Rolls,
Burrito, Cucumbers, Peas &
Carrots, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Lucky
Charms, Graham Crackers,
Sausage Biscuit, Applesauce,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Alternate Meal,
Cheese Stuffed Breadstick,
Popcorn Chicken Bites,
Carroteenies, Corn, Peaches,
Wheat Rolls, Condiments and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Frosted
Flakes, Graham Crackers,
Scrambled Eggs w/Cheese,
Buttered Toast, -Pineapple,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Alternate Meal,
Stacked Ham Sandwich,
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Garlic
Toast, Lettuce & Tomato, Green
Beans, Miked Fruit, Condiments
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Lucky
Charms, Graham Crackers,
Pancakes, Sausage Patty,
Apple Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Alternate Meal, Pig in
a Blanket, Bar-B-Q Chicken,
Broccoli, French Fries, Sliced
Apples, Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Honey
Nut Cheerios, Graham
Crackers, Cheese Toast,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Alternate Meal,
Tacos, Toasted Ham & Cheese,
Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto Beans,
Grape Juice, Condiments and
Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Pop Tarts
Variety, Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice,
Rolls, Beef & Bean Burrito,
Pepperoni Pizza, Alternate
Meal, Lettuce & Tomato, Peas &
Carrots, Pineapple Tidbits,
Condiments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Applesauce,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken
Nuggets, Rolls, Mozzarella Max
Stick, Cheese Pizza, Alternate
Meal, Lettuce & Tomato, French
Fries, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk


There's not a whole lot of news in sports at the moment, but it's


e fixing to get going.
Girls weightliftidrg is the first of the winter sports to wind down.
The girls will go to the sub-regional meet in LaBelle on Friday.
, They have to place in the top three in their divisions to advance to
e the regional meet at Port Charlotte on Jan. 25 and do well there
1 with any hope of advancing to the state meet in Kissimmee on Feb.
9. Merislene Cimeus, DeeDee Metayer and Briana, Gardner per-
haps the best chance of advancing.
y,
s, Girls soccer is next with a pair of home' meets this week before
I, going into Class 2A-District 10 playoffs in Lake Placid the week of
Jan. 14-18. Seniors Andrea Castaneda, Joane Gonzalez, Alejandra
r- Castaneda and Gaby Montero will be wrapping up their soccer
e careers shortly.

s, Boys soccer is next, finishing up the regular season with a Jan.
16 Senior Night home game. Hardee will host the Class 2A District
10 playoffs and is in)a good position to at least be district runner-
up if not district champion.
Y,
y Girls and boys basketball have a few weeks before they finish
s, up the season and head to district competition.
n One other note is the possible district changes for football for
& the next two years. Football districts are set on a two-year sched-
, ule, allowing for a home and an away game for each school.
Tentatively, Hardee will remain in Class 5A, but will move
from District 10 to District 12, and keep opponents Bradenton
Bayshore, Bradenton Southeast and DeSoto. Palmetto moves to
Class 6A in a district with St. Pete Dixie Hollins, Largo, Osceola
and Venice.
er Injbrmation from community and school athletic events is always
ts welcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news@the-
heraldadvocate.com with news for this biweekly column. Please
b- note that the deadline for sports news for weekday events is 5 p.m.
s, Thursdays. News for events which happen after that are due by
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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


I hope everyone had a won-
derful Christmas and New
Year's and is ready now to meet
new people and participate in
all the great activities going on
in our park.. ,
KOFFEE KLATCH.
The hosts for the month of
January are Kay and Beecher
Dale, Frankie Walters and Joe
Bennitt. On Jan. 2, Don
Merillat led the prayer, Dick
Robinson led the U.S. Pledge
and Gisele Tremblay led the
Canadian Pledge. The 50/50
winners were Bertie Sims, Lot
415, Lot 91 and Lot 496.
DANCES
Everyone had a great time at
our New Year's Eve Dance.
Chrissy Harriman provided the
music and her brother, Erin,
sang several songs.
Beth Frisbie won the 50/50
and the door prize winners were
Sheila Smith, Rich Henry, Lois
Conley, Claire Tremblay, Doug
Taylor, Maxine Stromme, Judy
Moore and Dale Baker. I sure
do appreciate all the elves that
cleaned up after the dance and
the elves that arrived early the
next morning before our sched-
uled cleanup time and finished
putting the hall back in order.
Our next dance is Jan. 12
with Steve Baker providing the
music. Hope to see everyone
there.
BINGO
Earl Folnsbee won the large
jackpot on Dec.. 28 and Kay.
McKnight won the small jack-
pot.
SCORES
Mixed Golf, Dec. 24:
Individual Net the winners
were Eliane Lemarche, Gaylord
Williams, Rose Miller and Al
Johnson.
Men's Golf, Dec. 27: Best


Ball the winners were Ray
Baker, Harold -Lockett and
Larry Demers.
CHURCH NEWS
By Shirley Glessner
As we entered for worship on
Dec. 30'for ~he last church serv-
ice for the- year, Maxine
Stromme greeted us. C'"arole
Jones on piano played a selec-
tion of hymns before the service
began. Pastor Bob Winne
opened the service with every-
one singing the song "Give Me
that Old-Time Religion."
Pastor Winne spoke on the
subject of not knowing what to
expect in the new year. The old
year is gone forever and we
cannot change anything that
happened during that time.
He talked on the:inheritance
that you are going to leave your
children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. He read
several Scriptures on the sub-
ject and explained how we need
to pray for our children and tell
them that we are praying for
them. It is important for your
loved ones to know that'they
are always in your heart ,and
. that you do pray that each one
of them will accept the Lord
into their lives.
The choir, under the direc-
tion of Beth Frisbie and accom-
panied by Carole Jones on the
piano, sang "His Name is
Wonderful." Hymns sung were
"Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus,"
"Higher Ground" and "At
Calvary." The offering gift was
collected after Don Merillat
gave the offering prayer.
Carole Jones played "Now is
the Hour" softly during the col-
lection. The service closed with
a prayer and the singing of
"God'be With You Till We Meet
Again."


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Breakfast: Cereal, Supe
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Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Rib
B-Que on Bun, French Fries
Baked Beans, Fruit Mix, Tosse
Salad, Condiments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscui
Sausage Patty, Applesauce
Condiments and Milk
, Lunch: Hamburger on a Bur
Cowboy Macaroni, Broccol
Rolls, Applesauce, Tosse
Salad,Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Chees
Grits, Buttered Toast, Peaches
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Corndog, Hamburge
Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Gree
Beans, Tossed Salad, Peaches
Rolls, Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamo
Toast, Oatmeal, Pineappl
Chunks, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Breast Fille
on Bun, Cheeseburger on
Bun, Potato Rounds, Summe
Squash, Tossed Salad
Peaches, Orange Juice
Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfa
Stick, Orange Juice, Cond
ments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza
Beef Burrito, Corn, Pinto Bean
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Thursday January 10, 2013


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Appointments to various
county boards have raised a stir.
It was a matter of lengthy dis-
cussion during last *week's
meeting of the Hardee County
missiono, with members of
audience insisting that there
is not proper notification of
-ancies and/or reappoint-
nts so the public could have
4l opportunity to apply for
positions.
The county has long had a
pool of available applicants as
people are encouraged to file an
application and designate which
boards-they were interested in
serving on. Sandy Meeks, of-
fice manager for the County
Manager's Office, maintains
this file and advises that several
people have withdrawn applica-
tions recently.
The commission directed
County Manager Lex Albritton
to advertise whenever there is a
vacancy or potential reappoint-
ment.
At last week's meeting, there
were reappointments for the
Construction Industry Licens-
ing Board and Construction
Industry Board of Appeals. The
commission decided to reap-
point Tommy Bostick, Calvin
Roberts and Jimmy Jernigan to
three-year terms and wait to fill
the vacancy of Benny Hash,
who elected to not accept reap-
pointment.
People in the other boards to
be reappointed will continue to
serve until the Feb. 7 commis-
sion meeting, 'when reappoint-
ments and vacancies will be
filled.
There are eight current
boards arid two inactive ones.
Following is a synopsis and
membership of each. In the
future, watch the newspaper ads
for up coming board openings.
Construction Boards
The Construction Industry
Licensing Board was estab-
lished by -Ordinance 87-09,
signed' by Commission Chair-
man Sam Rawls on Oct. 29,
1987- under Florida Stlatutes
(F.S.) 489.105. The related
Construction Industry Board of
Adjustments and Appeals was
established at the same time.
They call for a nine-member
board with eight members from
the building industry. It. is
responsible to-review applica-
tions for contractor licenses and
certifications, enforcement and
citation for violation.
At first members had stag-
gered terms. Then appointments
and reappointments were for
three-year terms. Current mem-
bers include building contractor
Bostick, an original member re-
appointed regularly and at the
Jan. 3 meeting.
Two other current members
are Jimmy Jernigan, reappoint-
ed again on Jan. 3, and Calvin
Roberts, an Ace Hardware
employee appointed Jan. 8,
2009 to complete the term of
Terry Atchley. Roberts had been
reappointed on Jan. 1,2010 and
was also reappointed on Jan. 3.
There is 'a vacancy for the.
resignation of Hash, who had
been appointed June 2, 2007'to



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Bell. Hash was reappointed on
Dec. 1, 2010 and was due for
reappointment on Dec. 1, 2012.
He is a past president of the
board. His' replacement will
have to be someone in the con-
struction industry.
Sam Albritton, an electrical
contractor is presently chair-
man. He was first appointed
Aug. 6, 1998 and been reap-
pointed since then. His current
term expires Dec. 1, 2014.
Lavon Cobb, a building con-
tractor, was appointed Jan. 6,
2005, was reappointed Jan 4,
2011 and is up for reappoint-
ment on Dec. 1,2013.
Donald Gray, an electrical
contractor was first appointed
Feb. 18, 1993. His current term
expires Dec. 1,2014.
Douglas Battey, an air condi-
tioning contractor, replaced
Mark Moye on July 15, 2010
and was reappointed on Jan. 4,
2011. His current term expires
Dec. 1,2013.
The community appointee is
Bud Heggie, appointed Feb. 7,
2008 to complete the term of-
Jack Strickland. Heggie, a field
appraiser for the Property
Appraiser's Office, was reap-,
pointed on Jan. 19, 2012. His
term ends Dec. 1,2014.
Library Advisory Board
This Board was set up by
Resolution 84-21 under F.S.
125.01 when John Roy Gough
was commission chairman. It is
a seven-member board appoint-
ed for two-year terms by the
commission to formulate plans
and programs for the library. It
was instrumental in setting up
the Friends of the Library on
April 27, 2011, an association
of persons in the library and
building partnerships, such as
the Heartland Cooperative, to
raise funds to purchase materi-
als and equipment and to repre-
sent the library to legislators,
the public and the media.
Members currently up for
reappointment are: Garry Mc-
Whorter, an employee of Ace
Hardware; Bonnie Kiger, a
retiree; and Martina Zuniga, a
deputy clerk at the Clerk of
Courts office.
Other members of the board
are: Kathy Gregg, self-em-
ployed as an attorney and pho-
tographer, who replaced Gloria
Davis; Kay Crews, a teacher;
Jan McKibben, a retired teach-
er; and Diana Youmans, in pub-
lic affairs for Mosaic Fertilizer
Co.
Planning & Zoning Board
Three people are up for reap-
pointment to the Planning &
Zoning Board, which was orig-
inally set up for nine members
with three-year terms. On April
5, 2012, it was changed to
seven-member board because
of difficulty in getting a quo-
rum. Vida Tomlinson was first
appointed Jan. 14, 1999 and
was reappointed until her term
expired Dec. 3, 2010, when she
retired.
Mike Tomlinson was ap-
pointed Sept. 20, 2007 to fill the
term of Tommie Underwood.
Owner of Orange Enterprises,
he wis reappointed on Jan. 1,
2010. and was chairman when
he resigned after his election to
the District 5 commission seat.
His P&Z slot did not need to be
filled as it brought the board
down to seven members.
However, Mark White, who
was appointed April 4, 2012 to
fill the slot of Charles Parker,
who had replaced Charles
SNicholson. White would have
stayed\on the board until Dec.


31, 2014, but resigned Jan. 2,
2013, leaving a vacancy bn the
board a
Among those up for reap-
pointment is Shawna Lambert,
an employee of One Hope
United, reigning Mrs. Hardee
County and wife of new
Commissioner Colon Lambert.
Her non-paid position is not a
conflict with his. She was
appointed on Jan. 19, 2012 to
fill the term of Anita Keene,
which expired Dec. 31, 2012.
Rafael Arce, a contractor, was
.appointed Jan. 8, 2009 to finish
the term of Don Chancey. Arce
was reappointed Jan. 21, 2010,
with his term expiring Dec. 31,
2012.
Roger Conley, currently vice-
chairman and a grove service
owner, was appointed May 20,
1999 and has been reappointed,
with his current term expiring
Dec. 31, 2012.
Other members of the board
and the end of their terms are:
John peer, who had replaced
Moniqa Reas, who had replaced
Gene Davis; Deer's term ends
Dec. 31,2013: Gordon Norris, a
retiree and former commission-
er who replaced Max Ullrich on
Jan. 8, 2009; Norris was reap-
pointed Jan 19, 2012 and con-
tinued until Dec. 31, 2014: and
Oscar Ortiz, a building contrac-
tor selected Jan. 13, 2008 to fill
the. term of Fred Small; Ortiz
was reappointed Jan. 4, 2011
and his term ends Dec. 31,
2013-.
Parks and' Recreation Board
This nine-member board is
appointed for four-year terms.
There are none up for reap-
pointment at this time.
The only original member
left from the 1997 start was
Jean Burton, appointed Feb. 6,
1997 and continuing until Sept.
20, 2012, when she retired and
was replaced by Clark Pearson,
whose term expires 2016.
Patsy Bostick, a high school
attendance officer, was ap-
pointed Jahti 6 and reapobintied'
since, with her current term
over Jan-. 4, 2015-. Walter
Williamson, a Hardee Correc-
tional Institution employee,
was appointed Jan. 5, 2006, was
- renewed Sept. 2008 and ended
his term'July 3, 2012., Sheri


Judah replaced him and will,
continue until Sept. 20, 2016.
Scotty Leigh was appointed
Aug. 13, 2009 and would have
continued until Aug. 13, 2013.
He resigned and John Deer
replaced him for the term end-
ing Aug. 13, 2013.
Debbie Romeo was appoint-
ed Oct. 8, 2009 and continues
until Oct. 8, 2013.
Rafael Arce Jr. was appointed
Aug. 13, 2009 and continued
through Aug. 13, 2013.
Tina Gilbert-Schenck of the
Center for Great Apes was ap-
pointed Aug., 13, 2009. Realtor
Noey Flores replaced her Sept.
20, 2012 and his term continues
through Sept. 20, 2016.
Diana Youmans was reap-
pointed Aug. 13, 2009 and con-
tinues through Sept. 8, 2013.
Finally, Cali (Skipper) Ward,
replaced Ray Rooney on Aug.
13, 2009 and her term expires
Feb. 6, 2014.
Independent Indigent Care
The Independent Indigent
Care Special District Board was
created by ordinance 93-03
when Royce Tyson was com-
mission chairman. Its mission
was to purchase inpatient, out-
patient and emergency medical
services for indigent-residents
of the county treated at Florida
Hpspital-Wauchula or one of its
Heartland affiliates.
The board is responsible for
the proper expenditure of the
$550,000 tax dollars allotted
annually for this care, establish-
ing residency, income and
assets to prove medical need for
those living in the county who
do not qualify for Medicare,
Medicaid or similar resources.
The board can only be terminat-
ed by a, vote of the electorate.
There are three members ap-
pointed by the commission:
Thelma Hendrix's term expires
June 15, 2013, Leslie Bond's
expires Oct. 23, 2013 and
Lavonda Rodgers' term expires
Aug. 5, 2014. There are also
two members appointed by the*
governor. Judith Mercer's term
was renewed Aug. 17, 2009
Sam Fite was reappointed Oct
17.
Enterprise Zone
Development
The Enterprise Zone Devel-


-opment Agency board was cre-
ated by Resolution 02-03 to
work with community develop-
ment, the Economic Develop-
ment Council and the Florida
Heartland Rural Economic
Development Initiative (FHRE-
DI) to implement the county's
strategic plan.
Its members had terms expir-
ing Oct. 9, 2012, but the board
has been inactive for a couple
of years, its duties mainly han-
dled by the Economic Devel-
opment Council and other
groups.
Members of that board were
Olivia Minshew, Frankie Vas-
quez, Rick Justice, Dan
Graham, Bill Bursler, Fire-
Rescue Chief Mike Choate,
Marcus Shackelford, John
Barlow, Maria Quinn, Rick
Knight and Vanessa Hernandez.
Housing
In 1993, by resolution, the
State. Housing Initiative Pro-
gram (SHIP) established a local
affordable housing advisory
committee and advisory task
force of nine members for two-
year terms. The last terms were
up for renewing on Aug. 5,
2012, but since SHIP funds
were not renewed there is little
for them to do and their terms
were not renewed.
Original members were
Benny Hash, Walker Lyle,
Thurmon Bell, Edith Christmas,
Lawrence A. Roberts, Topsy
See, Oralia Flores, Charlie
McCray and Laura White.
Members of those boards
whose terms recently expired
were Talmadge Albritton,
Cynthia J. Daniels, Sue Baker,
Oralia Flores, Alan Lang who,
replaced Joann McOray, Joyce
Maefpaa who replaced A. M.
SWeeks, James Jernigan,- John
Shaw, Shujwana Lang who
replaced Dee Williams Tatis,
and alternates Mattie Daniels
and Adeline Hudson.
EDA, EDC and IDA
Information on all three
groups have been included in
recent news article.
The Economic Development
Authority was set up by the
state legislature- with members
specified by the legislature. At
that time, an appointment by a
member of the Environmental


Protection Agency was declined
as a conflict of interest. There is
a vacancy for someone from
Enterprise Florida due to the
recent resignation of Bridget
Merrill, but that agency has
come under the umbrella of the
newly formed Economic De-
velopment Agency which
replaced EPA and several other
state agencies.
There is also an opening on
the EDA for a commission
appointment among nominees
by each of the municipalities to
replace Bill Beattie, Wauchula
Police Chief who recently
retired. Nominees from Zolfo
Springs are Didi White and
Linda Roberson. From Wau-
chula, it is Terry Atchley and
Gary Smith. From Bowling
Green, it is Jerry Conerly and
Randy Mink, although former
Bowling Green Mayor Perry
Knight is still on the EDA as a.
commission/municipality ap-
pointee.
The EDC and IDA were set
up under state statutes with
appointments by the commis-
sion. They were recently set up
as dual membership boards.
Resignations of Robert Krause
and' Lavon Cobb brought both
boards within the 13-member
designation. The November res-
ignation of Joe Albritton has
created a vacancy.
Value Adjustment Board
This is a board consisting of
appointees by the Hardee
County Commission and the
Hardee County School Board.
The Value Adjustment Board
meets annually tol hear from
people and businesses unhappy .
with their property tax assess-
ments and make decisions
whether to adjust them.
At its Jan. 3 meeting, the
commission appointed new
Commissioner Mike Thonipson
to replace outgoing commis-
sioner Dale Johnson. An e-mail
was received by Benny Albrit-
ton, who had been community
appointee by the commission.
He asked to resign as he plans
to travel more- in the coming
year. That makes a vacancy and
commissioners were asked to
look for a replacement, have
them complete an application
and bring those names to the
Feb. 7 meeting.


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

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

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

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

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

Bible Study ....... ................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.
W EDNESDAY: .. .. .. ::,)
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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................... 6:00 p.m.

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

HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:0,0 p.m'.

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

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

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd.- 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training........... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.......7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion ....11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m.

OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.


Sunday School ...... .........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service ................6...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


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 Servico................6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

ONA

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

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2543
Sunday School ..............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA
i APOSTO IC ASSEMBLY

Martin Luthefti:g ahd Apostblic Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
English Service ..................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:00 p.m:
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday Schopl .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
'Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave.
Sunday Bible Study .......:.....,:9:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service......10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

CHURCH OFGOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hahchey Rd.- 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..:'......... ......10:Q0 a.m.
Priesthood ....... ................:1 1:00 a.m .

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....l 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service:......7:00 p.m.


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


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

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
318 W. Main St..
Manes Oracion .................... 7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio ............ ..... 7:30 p.m .
Viernes Servicio .... ........... 7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio... ............0:30 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 Chuch ................10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafd Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
"Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast ..................... 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) .......................... 10:45 a.m .
Worship Service ................ 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ................ 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade ............6:30-8:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 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.....1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts............ .....9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
W orship................................ 10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &


Lighthouse Min .................7:00 p.m.
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
N eight) ................................. 7:30 p.m .
Friday) Worship Service ........7:30 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9"' Ave.
M artes ................................ 7: 30 p.m .
Jueves .................................. 7:30 p.m .
Domingo ............................ 10:30 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 ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn-,Worship.
(.Ils(. 3, Sun .............. ..*.8:00.a:m..
Sunday Schipol ...... ...9:45 a..
Morning Worship .............:.11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3', Sun.
Communion .................. 10:00 a.m.
2", & 4' Sun.
Divine Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ........................ 11 :15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main
773-5814
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening' Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service ..................10.30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
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.
M morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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


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

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


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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS
COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ... .................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worships..7 ..:.;..;..:.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 ................ 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FOX MEMORIAL
HOLINESS CHURCH
2344 Merle Langford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1....11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS
MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd.
(863) 832-9292 -
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
W orship ................................ 1:00 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-
4586
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 eapt of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-781-1578
Sunday Service .................... 1:00 a.m.
ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 US. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ................. 9:30 a.m..
Morning Worship ................... I I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.
SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane
Domingo, Misa en Espanol ..9:30 a.m.
Catecismo ............................ 11:00 a.m.
SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio .............................. 11:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club ........................ 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio ................................ 8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


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Hardee County Orange Harvest In Full Swing



P PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
These photos were taken' Sunday afternoon, Dec. 30, of
workers picking oranges in a grove south of First Baptist
Churchof Wauchula on West Main Street. Pickers use
sacks and ladders and quickly pick the ripe early and
mid-season oranges. They are emptied into 10-box tubs
and then trailers that hold 500 boxes br more. Most of the'
early oranges ,are hamlins. The late-season valencia
oranges will be picked from mid-March until late June.
The Florida orange crop this year is 146 million boxes.
The USDA Florida Citrus Statistics for the 2009-10 sea-
sons showed Polk County with 27.8 million boxes, fol-
lowed by Highlands with 21.6 million, DeSoto at 17.9 mil-
lion, Hendry with 16.3 million, and Hardee with 13.0 mil-
lion boxes of oranges. The Florida Agricultural' Statistics
in 2011 show Florida had 70.6 million citrus trees on
473,000 acres, 166 million boxes of fruit with 90 percent
going to juice, an on-tree value of $1.14 billion, 76,000
full or part-time citrus jobs, 50 to 55 citrus packing hous'-
es, 15 to 20 citrus processing plants, a $9 billion epo-
nomic impact with most fresh fruit oranges going to
Canada and most grapefruit going to Japan.


A Tribute To The 20 Children
6 Teachers In Newtown, Conn.
(Editor's Note: Written by Cameo Smith.of Mt. Wolf, Pa., and
emailed by Karen and Don Dais of Haiti to her brother, Bob Miller
and his wife Beverly of SKP Resort east of Zolfo Springs. Miller
read the tribute to the Wauchula Lions Club on Dec. 27.)
Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"This is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas
at God's house."
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them" and smiled, and they.smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
Those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had,
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of morn and dad."
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe ...
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!'
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"Come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."


Greetings from Fort Green!
By the time this is printed, I
hope everyone had a wonderful
New Year. We had the tradition-
al food, dried black eye peas,
rice, hog jowl, corn bread and
greens. I fry the cornbread the
Fort Green way. I had never
heard of self-rizing corn meal
until we moved out here. In
Georgia. everyone used water
ground meal and now I just use
it, for special recipes. We are.
never too-old to learn. Kay used
to tell Mrs. Ethel Thomas he'd
divorce me and marry her if she
would have that fried corn
bread every night! Of course, he
was teasing but she loved it!
I hope Zee Smith enjoys her
retirement years, I wanted to go
o, her. re.eptioQn Ilut'it was dur-
ing my sick time! Her son, Dan,
lives in Fort Green in the old
Willis place.
Way back in 1965 on July 4th
weekend is when wd moved to
our home but people still refer,
to it as the old Merle Abbott
home place! It was my next-
door neighbor, Faye 'Chancey,
who taught me how to make the
fried corn bread. I have heard it
called scalded bread. Anyway,
while I was sick with whatever,
Faye brought down some pota-
to soup and fried corn: bread.
The potato soup is a standard in
their family and usually makes
you instantly well but it took a
while for me. But, the point is,
that's a good neighbor, then
Chrysta Chancey brought down
cookies and later cake. Need-
lessly to say, I didn't do my
usual baking And Dustyn sup-
plied the squas, and greens for
our Christmas dinner. We' do
have good neighbors!
Our sincere sympathy is ex-
tended to Mableh nd James Wil-
liamson on the 4 iath ofiMable's
older brother. the funeral was
Monday, the 31 at Lake Dale.
Our preacher Brother Steve
and Tara are enj ying their chil-
dren for the holidays. It is great
for them to get down here as
one lives in Kertucky and their


daughter and family live farther
up north and northwest. The
Holidays are about having fam-
ily around.
Jerry, Machelle and Emily
Albritton flew out to California
to spend Christmas with daugh-
ter, ,Lauren. Her career has
taken her west and we are very
proud of her.
Sandy Hash flew to Virginia
to spend Christmas with her
mother. Benny always stays
home, so hopefully. his sister
had him over for Christmas.
Tom and Sharon Lynn's son,
]Billy Porter, has been sick quite
some time. We need to continue
to pray for him. Tom is one of.
those people that, young chil-
-dren gravitate to. When Gunter
Davenport was very young but
old enough to go to someone,
he always found Tom. Tom took
the time to let my grandson,
Gavin, show him everything
that.was in his bag and not too
many adults take time to talk to
a youngg" that is so young,
you can't understand every
word., but Tom is another great
person who does the little
things for children.
Hazel Nicholson had surgery
before Christmas and last I
heard is still in Tampa General.
She has had a long bout. Betty
Walker felt well enough to help
cut up potatoes on the 19th for
their Christmas dinner with the
children on the 20th. Daughter,
Debbie and family came from
Crystal River and Chrysta, Lee
and Makayla went in from Fort
Green. They had a wonderful,
even though too short a time,
but that is one of the great
things about holidays-is seeing
family. Please continue to pray
for Hazel and Betty.
There will be a sing at Fort
Green on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. with
the Dixie Echoes. Then on the
8th there,)Will be a baby shower
for Branli Roberts Basey at 7.
p.m. We re getting off the New
Year wih' a busy schedule!
Please pray for one another
and our nation.


For depevndable howetow, service,


Ilorida


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Pioneer Park Cracker Trail Museum Held Christmas Open House Dec. 18


Enjoying open house are Danny Weeks, Hardee County director of facilities; Marlene
Rickels Hyde at the piano; and county manager Lex Albritton.


Standing by Christmas tree, from left, are Kayton Nedza, Hardee County outdoor class-
room teacher for 25 years; Larry Pelton, county veterans service officer; and Joe Filice,
county informational technology specialist.


This exhibit shows a wildcat, a hornets nest, and a Florida black bear named Maxine
which was kept alive at Pioneer Park for 35 years..


This 11-foot alligator skin and head was anonymously donated to the museum.
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stove is featured at the museum.


PHOTOS BY JIMKELLY
From left are Marlene Rickels Hyde, museum curator, and Randall Solner, who retired
Nov. 25 after six years as Pioneer Park managerThe park is owned and operated by the
country and is located at U.S. 17 and SR-64 in Zolfo Springs.


J" Standing by an old dugout wooden canoe are Mrs. Florida Shawna Lambert and her hus-
This display shows the.evolution of horses through the band, county commissioner Colon Lambert. These canoes were made and used by
years. Seminole Indians in Florida many years ago.
ye r L' '


The Southwest Florida Water
Management District. (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:
SWFWMD Governing Board
Flying 'Eagle Evaluation Com-
mittee, Meeting: Review, evalua-
tion and ranking of proposals
for the management and opera-
tion of the Flying Eagle Nature
.Center. All or part of this meet-
ing may be conducted by
means of communications
media technology in order to
permit maximum participation
of Committee members.
DATE/TIME: Friday, January 18,
2013; 9 a.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa
Service Office, 7601 US Highway
301 North, Tampa FL 33637
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Water-
Matters.org Boards, Meetings &
Event Calendar; 1 (800) 423-1476
(FL only) or (352)796-7211
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring special
accommodations to participate in
this workshop/meeting is asked
to advise the agency at least days
before the workshop/meeting by
contacting SWFWMD Human
Resources Bureau Chief at
1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or
(352)796-7211, x4702; TDD (FL
only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to
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).
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting or hearing,
he/she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ing is made, which record
includes the testimony and .evi-
dence from which the appeal is to
be issued.
For more information, you may'
contact: Ellen Cuarta(@'water-
matters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211, x4132
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Life's Outtakes


Uncle Hickory Makes A


New Year's Resolution


By DARIS HOWARD
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Uncle Hickory made a New Year's
Resolution. He swore he would quit
drinking.
He had been driving after drinking,
and had one of the biggest scares of his
life. He claimed the angel of death had
come for him. He was trembling as he
told us about it:
He had been to a New Year's Eve
party, and the celebration was quite
lively. There were many kinds of alco-
hol, and Uncle Hickory found he was
hard-pressed to find one he didn't like.
He sampled all of them, from the light-
est beer to the hardest vodka. ,
Of course, he claimed he only had a
little of each.
Once the old year had rolled away
and everyone had toasted the new one,
it was time to head for home. Uncle
Hickory wobbled his way to his car,
feeling happy and carefree, hardly
noticing the cold at all.
It had snowed heavily the previous
two days, and the wind had kicked up,
causing huge drifts. Uncle Hickory's /
old car plowed through the drifts, slid-
ing back ana forth as it went.
"Suddenly the road smoothed out,"
Uncle Hickory said, "and the car quit
bucking and sliding. That was when it
happened. I was traveling carefully
along at about 30 miles per hour when I
saw him approaching in my rear-view
mirror. He was floating toward me, all
draped in black, closing the distance
between us quickly."
Uncle Hickory shook visibly as he
continued.
"I knew who he was, and I knew he
was coming for me. Even though it was
slick and dangerous, I gunned the
engine. I reached 50 miles per hour,
then looked in my rear-view mirror. The
gap between us was still getting small-
er."
Uncle Hickory took some deep
breaths, trying to calm himself.
'"As he was almost my bumper, I
put the pedal to the floor, rather to die
from a wreck than to have that ghostly
demon take me away. The speedometer
climbed to 80, then to 90. I looked


straight ahead, afraid to take my eyes
off of the road. Finally, I glanced in my
rear-view mirror and no longer saw
him. I felt a surge of relief flood over
me when ..."
Uncle Hickory paused, the blood
draining from his face as the memory
came back. We all leaned forward, anx-
ious for the rest of the story.
"Just at the moment I thought I'd lost
him," he continued, "there was a knock
on my window. I turned, and there he
was right by my door! I looked at my
speedometer, and it said I was going
over 100 miles per hour, and still he
stayed right there! I knew at that point I
only had one chance."
"What?" we asked.
"What?" he responded. "I'll tell you
what. I slammed on the brakes and then
slid across the car seat and out the pas-
Ssenger side. I plowed through the snow
and across a field, running for the light
of a house I could see in the distance. I
never looked back until I made it safely
there. Once inside I looked over my
shoulder, and he was gone."
A few days later, Bart, a friend of
mine, stopped to visit with me. "By the
way, how is your Uncle Hickory?"
"He's OK," I answered. "Why do you
ask?" .
"Well, I was driving home New
Year's' Day after working the night shift,
and I saw his car off the road, stuck
deep in a field.
"I got out to check on him, and the'
closer I got the harder he gunned his
engine. When I got right up beside his
car, I knocked on his window.,When I
did, he screamed and tore out the other
side of his car and took off running
across the field."
Bart paused, the concern showing in
his face. "I tried to catch up to him, but
I've never seen anyone run that fast,
and I finally gave up. I just wanted to
make sure he made it home safely."
"He did," I replied. "But if we keep
this just between you and me, he just
might remain sober for good." ..
Daris Howard is a college professor,
and also an award-winning author and
playwright. He lives in rural Idaho with
his wife and children.


Letter To The Editor

Retiring Hugh Bradley

Thanks Hardee County
Dear Editor: primary, the runoff, and the
As I retire from the office you general election. Seeking sub-'
have entrusted to me since sequent terms, with the voters'
1996, it seems fitting to remem- support, I was successful in
ber the road that brought me to 2000 from a field of four, with
this point. Recalling that I left no runoff; again in 2004, with
my childhood home in Alabama one opponent; and in 2008,
in '1958 as a 14-year-old boy unopposed.
and came to Hardee County During my tenure as Hardee
.with all of my belongings in a County's Clerk of Courts, our
Sears &I Roebuck cardboard office faced many challenges,
suitcase, my life has been filled beginning when I took office in
with challenges and blessings January, 1997, with a cash bal-
and has been heavily influenced ance of $681.56 and a need for
by the people of Hardee 'updated technology. Year 2000
County. (Y2K) computer issues loomed
Entering the Hardee County on the horizon. Changes,
school system, I boarded with upgrades and enhancement to
Jimmie and Ada Belle Brown computer hardware and soft-
and earned rent as a bagboy at ware enabled the office to serve
S&S Grocery. Joel Evers and the people with modem tech-
'Elmo Roberts ,were principals, nology. The office successfully
and a young John Maddox met the challenges of the tem-
taught my agriculture class. His porary relocation of the Clerk's
kindness included me in family offices for courthouse renova-
gatherings and bought my first tions, irradiation and cleaning
suit my senior year. of all paper records to minimize
Graduating' from Hardee contamination, and extreme
High in 1962, I continued my funding cuts which mandated
education at South Florida sweeping personnel layoffs and
Community College, attending reductions in the office's work-
night classes while working full force.
time with N. H. Murdock, Thank you to the staff of the
Sheriff of Hardee County. Hardee County Clerk's office,
Graduation from the University without whose dedication and
of South Florida provided commitment to serving the peo-
opportunities for employment pie of Hardee County I could
with Farmland Industries and not have met the many chal-
the Hardee County School lenges. You're the best!
Board in corporate and govern- With heartfelt gratitude for
mental accounting and helped the opportunity to serve the
prepare me for the duties as good people of Hardee County
Clerk of Courts. as Clerk of Courts for 16 years,
)My decision to run for the THANK YOU! As the lovable
office, of Clerk of Courts in Bob Hope would say, "Thanks
;996 presented a challenge, for the memories."


From a field of eight candi-
dates, I was humbled that the
voters chose me through the


Sincerely,
B. Hugh Bradley


Insects outnumber hum-
ans 100,000,000 to one.
Home is a shelter from
storms all sorts of
storms.
-William J. Bennett


I


WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
* Be alert. If conditions do
not stabilize, it may become
necessary to impose addition


water use restrictions.
* For now, in the absence
of an equally or more
stringent local ordinance,
continue following the
Phase I restrictions. These
restrictions are the same as
the District's year-round
water conservation measures
(see summary below).
* Local ordinances may
still apply. Some cities'
and counties use .:
different or stricter
watering days or hours.
For example, Tampa
and unincorporated
Hillsborough County use
different watering days.
Visit your local government's
website or call your water
department for details.


Southwest Florida
Water Management District
L VY MARION
C City of
Current Water Restrictions
\ Except where stricter measures have
I i4s been imposed by local governments
E] Twice-per-week restrictions
SM County ordinances with one-
day-per-week restrictions (cities
I .may differ)
H AE N n A N D Continue following restrictions
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PHASE I RESTRICTIONS CHAHLOT E iousnwmr i-loa
AND YEAR-ROUND WATER wate management
CONSERVATION MEASURES:Districtboundary
* Lawn and landscape watering days are:
Thursday and Sunday for even addresses, Wednesday and Saturday
for odd addresses, and Tuesday and Friday for mixed address locations and
common areas.
* Allowable watering hours for lawns, landscapes, agriculture, golf courses and other
athletic play surfaces are before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
* Micro-irrigation, handwatering and other low-volume irrigation of non-grass
landscape areas may occur on any day and at any time.
* Additional limitations and -.Iloi.a nces appil to agriculture. golf courses and other
athletic play surfaces. Please refer to the original order for details.
* There are no specific limitations on car washing, pressure washing or fountains.
* All wasteful water use is still prohibited.

QUESTIONS?
S.Call 1-800-848-0499 (FL only) during business hours.
* Send an inquiry to Water.Restrictions@WaterMatters.org at any time.
This notice is only a summary of Water Shortage Order No. SWF 2010-022, including its fifth
modification. For complete information, please visit the District's website, WaterMatters.org.

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability This nondiscrimination
policy involves every aspect of the District's functions, including access to and participation in the District's programs and activities.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the District's
Human Resources Bureau Chief, 23.79 Broad St, ooksvle. FL 34604-6899, telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-14/6 (FL only),
ext. 4702, TDD 1-800-231-6103 (FL only); or email ADACootdirator@WoreMatters.eorg
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Hardee County

Disposal Customers:

Due to the Martin Luther King Jr.
holiday, Monday, January 21st, there
will be no garbage collection.

Monday's route will be collected on -
Thursday, January 24th. There will
be no change to all other routes.








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NOTICE
Extension of Phase I Water Shortage Order

In response to recent declines in water resource conditions, the District's Governing
Board has decided to extend the terms of Water Shortage Order SWF 2010-022 through
July 31, 2013.


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Education Lasts A Lifetime
by Mary Sue Maddox, HHS Reading Teacher


Education....

Where does it begin'? When
does it end? It never ends.
Education fasts for a life time!
When students arrive at your third
grade classroom door, you meet them
with encouragement and belief that
they will succeed in school. Teachers
want their students to know they
can master their multiplication facts.
A five paragraph essay is possible!
Educating a high school student
is not very different. Curriculum is
set in place through careful planning
to ensure that all skills are covered
to mastery. Lessons are designed
to engage the students through
the use of cooperative learning
centers, technology with rigorous
content to meet the challenges
necessary for success in today's
world. Everything revolves around
the students' preparedness for
the next step in their education.
A ninth grader brings many
experiences with them to the high
school. They have, developed great
friendships which have grown
through their earlier school years.
Students begin setting goals for
attending a college and preparing
for a lifetime career. This is one of
the most rewarding opportunities
an educator can experience!
One of my greatest satisfactions,
at the high school is when a student


comes to you with the joy and
excitement that they have passed a
state exam. Then they ask you -How
do I get into a college now?" Through
our classroom structures. we build
lessons and practices to get their ACT
score up to where the student needs.
College is a definite possibility!
Having been an elementary and high
school teacher for the past twenty-two
years, I have discovered that teaching
different ages is synonymous.
A teacher's pedagogical toolbox
transcends the various age groups,
meeting the child's academic needs.
All of my years in the classroom
have allowed me to meet some
really splendid people! The most
remarkable of those are my students.
Once a child has spent a year with you
in the classroom, whether it is in the
elementary years or during their high
school years, they are farriily. This is
evident when you meet them in town or
at ball games and they are still excited
to see their teacher! You have made
a difference in the life of someone.
As students gain confidence in
themselves that they can achieve and
begin to learn new and challenging
material, something happens to
them. They desire to want even
more for themselves. Our goal is
to educate and mentor students.
We see them develop, into an
awesome individual who will make
a difference in ,the world we live in.


HHS Teacher, Mrs. Mary Sue Maddox has the pleasure of serving some of
her former elementary students a second time around! Three of those stu-
dents are pictured here with her during their fourth period class. From left to
right are Adam Smith, Dasmine McMillian, Cesar Ramirez, and Mrs. Maddox.


HHS IN ICTURE


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Hardee High School teachers take time each month for staff professional de-
velopment that is facilitated by the school's instructional coaches. Pictured
here, discussing what they learned from a teaching video during December's
morning workshop, are (L to R) Michael Hill, Jim Doty and Dennis Aubry.


In December, the Culinary Arts department joined with the Band and
Music departments to offer a night of outstanding food and music at the
HSHS Christmas Gala. Pictured here, culinary student Tiffanie Green
serves HSHS teacher Chad Douglas and his family during the dinner
portion of the special event.


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Laynisi AgUilar was one of six Hardee High School Honors students to as-
sist with judging the Zolfo Springs Elementary Science Fair. Pictured here,
Teresa Crawford, School Board Member (left), and Laynisi (center) listen
as Jose Sustaita (right) ellaborates the details of his Science Fair project.



[ Calendar of Upcoming .I

Events

1/10 Boys Basketball v. Lake Wales ;
1/10 Boys Soccer @ Sebring
1/10 Girls Soccer v. Sebring -
1/11 Boys Soccer @ Lake Wales
1/11 Girls Basketball @ Lake Wales
1/11 Girls Soccer v. Lake Wales
1/15 Boys Basketball @ Tenorac
1/15 Girls Basketball v. Tenorac


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COUNTY COURT
There were no marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
City of Wauchula vs.
Charles McLeod, judgment of
eviction.
Florida Fertilizer Co. Inc. vs.
Alberto Hernandez, stipulated
judgment approved.
MidFlorida Credit Union vs.
Darrell Lynn Henderson and
Billie Nicole Henderson, de-
fault judgment.
MidFlorida Credit Union vs.
David Moralez, default judg-
ment.
Country Manor Apartments
vs. Orren Harlee, default judg-i
ment for removal of tenant.
Country Manor Apartments
vs. Jospehine Kelly and Amber
Kelly, default judgment to
remove tenant.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
William Joseph Conn, retail
theft, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution, 20 hours commu-
nity service.
Cinthia Karina Arcos, do-
mestic battery, not prosecuted.'
Jose Noel Betancourt-Leon,
domestic battery, adjudication
withheld, probation six months,
$677 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fees, $50 cost
of prosecution, 25 hours com-
munity service.
Elizabeth Buffalo, petit theft,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, $325 fine and

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 252012CP000104

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALICE JEAN CATHCART POLK
a/k/a JEAN C. POLK
a/k/a JEAN POLK

Deceased.
/


NOTICE.TO CREDITORS
(summary administration)
TO- ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Alice Jean Cathcart Polk, a/k/a
Jean C. Polk a/k/a Jean Polk
deceased, File Number 252012-
CP000104, by the Circuit Court
for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873; that the
decedent's date of death was
October 29, 2012; that the total
value of the estate is exempt
property and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order
are:

Name and Address
John E. Polk
3090 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870

Timothy A. Polk
718 Oak Forrest Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873
Jeanle Polk Walker
111 Tanglewood Drive
Carriere, MS 34926

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons, having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order
of Summary Administration must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAI S AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FI ED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRE NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY CTHER APPLICABLE
TIME PERIO ANY CLAIM FILED
'TWO (2) EARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this Notice is anuary 10, 2013.

Persons Giving Notice:
John E. Polk
3090 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870

Timothy A. Polk
718 Oak Forrest Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873

Jeanie Polk Walker
111 Tanglewood Drive
Carrlere, MS 34926

BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A.
Attorneys for Persons Giving
Notice
325 North Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870-3206
Telephone (863) 382-3154
By: E. MARK BREED III
Florida Bar No. 338702
Email Address:
service@bnpalaw.com
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"court costs, $50 cost of prosecu-
tion.
Ignacio Gonzales, battery,
one month in jail with credit for
time served, $677 fine and court
costs, $50 cost of prosecution.
Rodolfo Marraquin Salas,
misuse of wireless 911 system,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
cost of prosecution and $50
investigative costs placed on
lien; disorderly intoxication,
not prosecuted.
Ruben Angel Rivas, trespass
in an occupied structure/con-
veyance, time served, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution, $50 investigative
costs.
Shirley Moralis, obtaining
properly by worthless check.
not prosecuted.
Maria Rosales, possession of
drug paraphernalia, adjudica-
tion' withheld, probation one
year, $325 fine and court costs,
$50 cost of prosecution, $50
investigative costs, 50 hours
community service; possession
of prescription medicines with-
out a prescription,'not prosecut-
ed.
Corey Daniel Crouse, two
counts petit theft, completed
pre-trial diversion program, not
prosecuted.
Casey James Simmons, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge petit theft), probation
revoked, four months in jail,
$50 public defender fees and
$50 cost of prosecution added
to outstanding fines and fees
and placed on lien.
Jason Michael Swain, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge petit theft), probation
revoked, four months in-jail,
$50 cost of prosecution added
to outstanding fines and fees
and placed on lien.
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Carla Isabel Ancelmo and the
state Department of Revenue


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL
CASE NO. 25-2010-CA-000164

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,

v.'

UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY-
LOU H. HENNIS, DECEASED; et


Defendants.


NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgement of Foreclosure dated
November 12, 2012, and entered
in Case No. 25-2010-CA-000164,
of the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at the Hardee County Court-
house, 417 West Main Street, 2nd
Floor Hallway outside of Room
202, Wauchula, FL 33873, at 11:00
a.m. and on the 30 day of
January, 2013, the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment:

The NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of
SW 1/4 of Section 21,
Township 34 South, Range
26 East, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 687, Page 1480,
of the Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida.

TOGETHER WITH all the
improvements now or
hereafter erected on the
property, and all ease-
ments, rights, appurte-
nances, rents, royalties,
mineral, oil and gas rights
and profits, water rights
and stock and al fixtures
now or hereafter attached
to the property.

Property address: 2416
Oxendine Road, Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890.1

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE, -

WITNESS my hand and the seal
.of this Court on Jan. 3, 2013.

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the individual or agency sending
this notice no later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.

VICTORIA L. ROGERS
Clerk of the Circuit and County
Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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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 "qualifications 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 with, this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.'

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 3, 2013.

PATRICK D. HOWLEY
Personal Representative
6 Grennan Road
Stafford Springs, CT 06076

PAUL BENNETT SEUSY, PA.
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
203 West Oak Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-491-7285
By: Paul Bennett Seusy, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0690252
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(DOR) vs. Jesus Angel Jaimes.
petition for administrative child
support order.
Michael James Hunt and
DOR vs. Meghann Frances
Bell, petition for administrative
child support order.
Estela Valdez and DOR vs.
Elias Valdez, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Christy Anne Stevens-
Douglas and DOR vs. Chad
Stanford-Douglas, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Maria Concepcion Salgado
and DOR vs. Javier Cleto
Salgado, petition for adminis-
trative child support order.
Mary A. Castillo Trevin and
DOR vs. James Edgar Lamb III,
petition for administrative child
support order.
The Bank of New York Mel-
lon vs. Bradley S. Patterson,
Melinda K. Patterson et al, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Adel Mario Towns and
James Patrick Towns, divorce.
Amanda Gibson Hulsey vs.
Henry Aaron Williams, petition
for injunction for protection.
Joy K. McDonald vs. Wil-
liam Buell, damages auto
negligence.
Ampara Melendez and DOR
vs. Esteban Mendiola, petition
to enforce child support order.
Rosa Linda Cisneros and
DOR vs. Jose Manuel Flores,
petition for child support.
Paula M. Luna vs. Miguel G.
Rodriguez and Florida Beef
Inc., damages, auto negligence.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Susan Fowler vs. Annette
Gannon, dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Azucena Castillo and DOR
vs. Gabriel Romero, voluntary
dismissal.
Deoris Denson vs. Ronald
Driskell and Driskell Service
Center, dismissed.
Travis Smith, vs. Kenneth


Tucker and the state Depart-
ment of Corrections, inmate
petition dismissed.
Judy Darlene Rowe and
David Russell Rowe Jr., order.
Noemi Salgado and DOR vs.
Miguel Alvarez, order on child
support contempt.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Angela Abner. grand theft,
one year one month Florida
State Prison with credit for time
served, $520 fine and court
costs, $300 public defender
fees, $200 cost of prosecution
and $150 investigative costs
placed on lien; dealing in stolen
property, not prosecuted.
Shyann Baker, possession of
methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
transferred to drug pretrial
intervention program.
Kelvin Jermaine Brown, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges battery, trespass in an
occupied structure and criminal
mischief, violation affidavit
withdrawn, probation resumed.
Ignacio Gonzales, possession
of methamphetamine, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation three
years, $620 fines and court
costs, $300 public defender
fees, $200 cost of prosecution,
$200 investigative costs, $100
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement drug testing fee,
$36 First Step probation fees;
possession of.drug parapherna-
lia, time served.
Dakota Manola Juarez, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges child abuse, burglary or
attempted burglary of a
dwelling, criminal mischief and
a traffic offense), violation affi-
davit withdrawn, resume proba-
tion.
Brandy Renee Kemp, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
$520 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees and $200
cost of prosecution placed on
lien; possession of metham-.
phetamine, time served.
Roland L. Leggett, grand
theft. probation four years,
$520 fine and court costs, $150
public defender fees, $200 cost
of prosecution, $200 investiga-


tive costs, $48 First Step proba-
tion costs, restitution, 50 hours
community service.
Ruben Rivas, violation of
probation (original charge
grand theft), probation revoked,
two years community control
house arrest, $140 public
defender fee, $100 cost of pros-
ecution and $24 First Step pro-
bation fees added to outstand-
ing fines and fees.
Casey James Simmons, pass-
ing forged or altered IDS on
regulated metals, nine months
in jail with credit for time
served, $520 fine and court
costs, $300 public defender
fees, $200 cost of prosecution,
$150 investigative costs, resti-
tution. .
Lindsay Nichols, possession
of methamphetamine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion three years (transferred to
Charlotte County), $620 fine
and court costs, $350 public
defender fees, $200 cost of
prosecution, $150 investigative
costs, $100 FDLE drug test fee,
$36 First Step probation fees.
Travis Wayne Selph, at-
tempted manufacture of meth-
amphetamine, two counts sale
of methamphetamine within
1,000 feet of a specified loca-
tion and possession of metham-
pheatamine, three years Florida
State Prison with credit for time
served, followed by five years'
probation,$520 fine and court
costs, $200 cost of prosecution,
$200 investigative costs, $100
FDLE drug test fee and $60


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 needing 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
contact the Clerk to the FGUA Board at (877) 552-FGUA.. 1:3,104
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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 the regular scheduled meeting Monday, January 14, 2013 im-
mediately following the City Commission meeting which will convene at 6:00 pm or
as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 126 S..
7th Avenue or www.citvofwauchula.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 re-
spect 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 proceed-
ing 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 re-
quiring 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
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NOTICE OF MEETING

The Hardee County Economic Development Authority
(Independent Board) will meet on Tuesday. January 15.
2013. at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commission Cham-
bers, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula,
Florida to discuss the Auditor Generals Report.

For more information call the County Manager's office
at 863/773-9430.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing 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 will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record .includes the testimony and evidence upon
..which the appeal is to be based.

Lexton H. Albritton, Jr. County Manager 1:toc


First Step probation fees placed
on lien; unlawful possession of
listed chemicals and four counts
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Gary Delatorre to John D.
Shoffner, $44,380.65.
America South Realty Corp.
to Roxana Sustaita and Brigida
Medrano, $71,424.50.
William H. Lovett Jr. and
Pamela H. Lovett to Redding
Farms LLC, $120,500.
MidFlorida Credit Union to
Lloyd L. Cooper, $50,000.
Business Solutions of
Hillsborough LLC to Jose A.
Lobato and Marcelina Lobato,.
$13,000..
Gwendolyn M. Abbott and
Sherman W. Cooper to
Elizabeth G. Abbott, $75,000.
3-C Partnership to Wauchula
State Bank, $1.270 million.
Joyce E. Watkins to JCCM
Corp., $950,000.
Flora Davis to James Hill
Albritton and Judith a.
Albritton, $50,000.
Berthal Pass McCombs to
Jimmy W. McCombs, $30,000.
Wauchula State Bank to Jeff
Cornelius and Beverly
Cornelius, $98,500.
Citra Lee Partnership to Clay
C. Chancey and Kimberly A.
Chancey as trustees, $215,000.








8C The Herald-Advocate, January 10, 2013


Week Ending: January 6, 2013
Weather Summary: Miami was four to five degrees above
normal-j followed by Key West and West Palm Beach with 13
degrees above normal. According to the Florida Automated
Weather Network (FAWN) maximum temperatures ranged from 69
degrees in Carrabelle to 85 degrees in Immokalee. Minimum tem-
peratures ranged from 29 degrees in Monticello to 62 degrees in
Fort Lauderdale. The State's rainfall average ranged from none at
Homestead to 0.98 of an inch at Indian River.

Field Crops: Winter crops were doing fairly well, despite their
slow start due to low moisture after planting. In the northern coun-
ties, recent rains helped maintain pastures and improved soil mois-
ture in fields prepared for spring_ crops. In Seminole County, all
grass was brown and hay was being fed. Sugarcane harvesting con-
tinued.

Fruits & Vegetables: Unseasonably warm conditions were
good for vegetables, but posed potential problems for a very early
bloom for some crops. Most fruit, trees have started to bud earlier
due to the warm weather. Mangoes, avocadoes, and peaches were
already blooming. In Dixie County, pecans were stressed due to
warm weather. Late blight was reported in tomato and potato crops.

Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the pasture condition
ranged from very poor to excellent, with most in fair condition.
Drought, followed by cold temperatures limited forage growth.
Cattlemen were feeding hay. The condition of the cattle ranged
from very poor to excellent, with most in good condition. In the
Panhandle, the pasture condition ranged from very poor to excel-
lent, with most in good condition. Cattlemen were feeding hay.
Most cattle were in fair to good condition. In the northern area, the
pasture condition was very poor to good. The cattle were in fair to
good condition. In the central area, the pasture condition was most-
ly fair or good. Most cattle were in fair to good condition.
Cattlemen in Seminole.County were feeding hay because pastures
were all brown. In the southwest area, the pasture condition varied
from very poor to excellent, with most in fair to good condition. In
some areas, Bahia grass was green which was unusual for this time
of the year, because rain and warm weather ended its dormancy.
The condition of the cattle was very poor to good with most in
good condition.

Citrus: Seasonal daily high temperatures ranged from the low
70s to the low 80s. Lows reached the mid-30s in places. Rainfall
was light, but widespread. All but one of the FAWN stations
recorded some precipitation last week. Two of the 24 stations
recorded at least a half-inch. Indian River recorded the most, with
0.98 inches. Drought measurements as per the U.S. Drought
Monitor, last updated January 1, 2013 indicate that the drought
remained the same in the citrus region compared with the previous
week. Growers were irrigating one to two times a week to keep
moisture in the ground and on the trees. Harvest of early and mid-
season varieties continued at a heavy pace. Other than mowing
before harvest and general grove maintenance, there was little
grove activity. Forty-one packinghouses and 17 processors were
open and shipping. Shipment of fresh fruit was moderate. Varieties
being packed primarily include early oranges, colored grapefruit,
and tangerines.



I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens
early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and.
stagnates.
-T.S. Eliot


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

COUNTY
Jan. 6, thefts on Stansfield Avenue and on Chamberlain
Boulevard were reported.

Jan. 5, Marino Cinto, 37, of 3225 Hickory St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with three
counts of battery..
Jan. 5, criminal mischief on Diana Lane was reported.

Jan. 4, Stephen Hutchinson, 24, of 4860 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. James Adler and charged with battery.
Jan. 4, a residential burglary on Ollie Roberts Road, a vehicle
stolen on SR 62 and a theft on South Hammock Road were report-
ed.

Jan. 3, Filiberto Ramirez, 20, of 3952 John Carlton Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on a charge of
violation of probation.
Jan. 3, Wendell Andre Parker, 30, of 1203 Weston Court,
Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) on a charge
of withholding support of children and two counts of violation of
probation.
Jan. 3, a theft on SR 64 West was reported.

Jan. 2, Gilbert Carmona, 21, of 702 Sandpiper Dr., Wauchula,
was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of marijuana,
possession of drug paraphernalia and no valid license.
Jan. 2, burglary of a conveyance on Doc Coil Road, a vehicle
stolen on Colin Poucher Road, criminal mischief on Diana Lane
and a theft on Garden Drive were reported.

Jan. 1, Thomas J. Smith, 51, of 801-33rd St., Pompano Beach,
was arrested on six out-of-county warrants.
Jan. 1, thefts on U.S. 17 North and on U.S. 17 South were
reported.

Dec. 31, Gilileo Santizo-Lopez, 36, of 1915 Smith Ave., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Florida Wildlife and Conservation Ofc.
Jacob Cocke and charged with attempting to take deer during
closed season.
Dec. 31, John Clinton Hudson, 59, of 700 E. Townsend St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Renee
Benavidez and charged with DUI and refusal to submit to alcohol
test.
Dec. 31, a fight at Pine Cone Park Road and thefts on Sand-
piper Drive and on SR 64 East were reported.

WAUCHULA
Jan. 5, Stephen Hutchinson, 24, of 1037 Hummingbird Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and .charged with vio-
lation of pretrial'release.
Jan. 5, a theft on U. S. 17 South was reported.

Jan. 4, Dale Edward Sjuts, 43, of 122 Allman St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Aron Thomas on an out-of-county
warrant.
Jan. 4, a fight on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Jan. 2, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Jan. 1, a theft on Orange Place was reported.


Dec. 31, Ruben Angel Rivas, 20, of 609 E. Bay St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with possession of
methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation
of probation.
Dec. 31, criminal mischief on Hanchey Road was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 6, Jairo Calvillo, 22, of 4797 Starke Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado on an out-of-county war-
rant.

Jan. 4, a business burglary was reported.

Dec. 31, Kevin Dewayne Ray, 44, of 705 E. Banana St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and
charged with domestic battery.


IH n i g Fs hing F o re a sI


1/10/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:51 PM

Day Length
10 hrs. 32 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 5:57 AM
Set: 4:55 PM
Overhead: 11:26 AM
Underfoot: 11:57 PM
Moon Phase
2%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
11:26 AM- 1:26 PM
11:57 PM 1:57 AM
Minor Times
5:57 AM 6:57 AM
4:55 PM 5:55 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/11/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:51 PM

Day Length
10 hrs. 32 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 6:54 AM
Set: 6:03 PM
Overhead: 12:28 PM
Underfoot: --:--
Moon Phase
S 0%
NEW MOON
Major Times
12:28 PM 2:28 PM
Minor Times
6:54 AM 7:54 AM
6:03 PM 7:03 PM
Solunar Rating
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/12/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:52 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 33 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:45 AM
Set: 7:09 PM
Overhead: 1:26 PM
Underfoot: 12:57 AM
Moon Phase
1%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
12:57 AM -2:57 AM
1:26 PM 3:26 PM
Minor Times
7:45 AM 8:45 AM
7:09 PM 8:09 PM
Solunar Rating
Better

Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/13/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:53 PM

Day Length
10 hrs. 34 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:30 AM
Set: 8:13 PM
Overhead: 2:20 PM
Underfoot: 1:54 AM
'Moon Phase
S 5%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
1:54 AM 3:54 AM
2:20 PM 4:20 PM
Minor Times -
8:30 AM 9:30 AM
8:13 PM 9:13 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/14/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:54 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 35 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:12 AM
Set: 9:15 PM
Overhead: 3:12 PM
Underfoot: 2:46 AM
Moon Phase
11%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
2:46 AM 4:46 AM
3:12 PM 5:12 PM
Minor Times
9:12 AM-10:12 AM
9:15 PM 10:15 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/15/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:55 PM

Day Length
10 hrs. 36 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:50 AM
Set: 10:13PM
Overhead: 4:00 PM
Underfoot: 3:36 AM
Moon Phase
19%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
3:36 AM 5:36 AM
4:00 PM 6:00 PM
Minor Times
9:50 AM -10:50 AM
10:13 PM-11:13 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


1/16/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:19 AM
Set: 5:55 PM
Day Length
10 hrs. 36 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:27 AM
Set: 11:10 PM
Overhead: 4:42 PM
Underfoot: 4:24 AM
Moon Phase
28%
Waxing Crescent
Major-Times
4:24 AM 6:24 AM
4:42 PM 6:42 PM
Minor Times
10:27 AM-11:27 AM
Il:10PM-12:10 AM
Solunar Rating
Average

Time Zone
UTC: -5
1/17/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 AM
Set: 5:56 PM

Day Length
10 hrs.,38 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:03 AM
Set:-:-
Overhead: 5:32 PM
Underfoot: 5:10 AM
Moon Phase
37%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
5:10 AM-7:10 AM
5:32 PM 7:32 PM
Minor Times

11:03 AM-12:03 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


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