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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


113th Year, No. 10
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, February 7, 2013


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Plus 5e Sales Tax


WPD Hunting




ArPmed Robber


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An armed robber remains at
large after striking a Wauchula
. retail outlet last week, city
police said.
oil Sgt, John Eason, spokesman
for the Wauchula Police De-
partment, said the Tobacco Stop
at 610 N. Sixth Ave. was robbed
early last Wednesday night.
There were no customers in the
store, which is on U.S. 17
across from Nicholas' Family
Restaurant, at the time.
The clerk was unharmed,
Eason added.
The robber, who was wearing


a mask, entered the store, which
sells a variety of tobacco prod-
ucts, through the front door.
Once inside, 'he demanded
money from the clerk, the ser-
geant said.
The clerk complied, and the
robber then exited the building
with an undisclosed amount of
- cash.
A report of the robbery came
in to the 911 emergency line at
7:13p.m.
Eason said indications are
that the robber fled on foot, ini-
tially heading west.
The thief is described as a
See ROBBERY 2A


New Gridiron


Breaks Ground


COURTESY PHOTO Br M4RIA TRUJILLO
After hearing the exciting news that she was chosen as one of five Leaders 4 Life in-the state of Florida, Kaylee
Maqcillas gets a big hug from her proud mom, Debbie Mancillas. as mentor Gayle Knight comforts an emotional
Kaylee.


HHS Senior Awarded $40 000


By MARIA TRUJILLO
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was an exciting and emo-
tional day for everyone who
was gathered to congratulate
Hardee Senior High School stu-
dent Kaylee Mancillas.
Mancillas was, given ,the
news on Wednesday of .last
Week that she was- chosen as
one of five seniors across
Florida to receive Take Stock in
Children's Leaders. 4 Life
Fellowship of up to $40,000.
This program will give
Mancillas the opportunity to
further her education without
worrying about how to pay for
things such as housingm, meals.
books or other college-related
expenses.
Mancillas will be the first
person in her family to go off to
college. She said she is happy
that now she won't have to bur-
den her parents with loans to
pay for it.
The program will give her up
to $10.000 every year. with a
total of $40,000 for four years.
In addition to the scholarship
money, she won a MacIntosh
laptop for becoming one of the


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02/04 72 36 0.00
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TOTAL Rainfall to 02105113 43.09
Same period last year 52.33
Ten Year Average 50.25
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

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



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12 finalists in the running for
the fellowship.
This fello'-ship is given to
students who are highly .moti-
vated to go. off to college, and
excel. Mancillas is already
showing her willingness to do
well in everything she does.
She is president of the.
Lionettes, vice president of the
senior class, was a cheerleader
her sophomore and junior
years, is secretary of the School
Advisory Council and is a stu-
dent worker in the front office.
Mancillas is also active in her
church. First United Methodist
of Wauchula. by serving as a
youth mentor.
Academically she doesn't
fall behind, as she is taking four



Black

History


Festival


Saturday

By MARIA TRUJILLO
Of The Herald-Advocate
The second annual Black
History Month Festival will
commemorate African-Amneri-
cans who have helped better the
United States as it fills Main
Street in downtown Wauchula
this Saturday.
Event director Marilyn Mor-
ris. also of the Major .C. Morris
Scholarship Foundation, said
that she decided to organize this
event as a way to bring the com-
munity together.
All throughout this nation,
similar-festivals are held in the
month of February. They were
created as a way to celebrate the
contributions African-Ameri-
cans have and continue to make
in this country.
The local festival will begin
in the morning, when you can
purchase a breakfast of eggs.
grits. bacon, toast. orange juice
See HISTORY 2A


dual-enrollment classes and is
at the top of her class. Recently,
Mancillas received a letter from
South Florida State College
('saying she was on the Presi-
dent's Honors List.
She is already looking at the
next chapter in her academic'
career, as she was accepted and
will" be attending the University
of Central Florida in the fall.
She plans on majoring in ele-
mentary education and then
receiving her Master's Degree
in education leadership and
administration.
"Education is. very impor-
tant; everyone should have it,"
Mancillas said. That's why she
would love to come back to
Hardee County to teach and one
day become a principal., ,


She says that it is because of
people like her parents and sib-
lings, mentor Gayle 'Knight,
pastor Danielle Upton, program
coordinator Irene Castanon,
Antonio Venegas, Peter Zelyk
and her teachers that she was
able to achieve so much.
Mancillas'didn't believe she
won the fellowship at first since
she was told before that all of
the winners were already noti-
fied, and she had not heard any-
thing, She said she was sad for
herself, but sure that the other
winners deserved the reward.
Her mentor since seventh
grade, Knight, was not so
happy, though. At the celebrato-
ry gathering last week, Knight
said she had been upset when
See AWARDED 3A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The overuse of Hardee Wild-
cat Stadium lill get relief,
hopefully b. this fall.
The Hardee Pop. Warner
Youth Football League broke
ground Friday for its new stadi-
um. 6n the grounds of Hardee
Junior High.'
The Hardee Youth Football
League will be the primary user
of the new field, both for prac-
tices and games. Under a lease
agreement with the Hardee
County School Board, HYFL
will lease the property for 15
years with a five-year renewal
window, probably leading to an
additional 20-year lease.
The long-term arrangement
gives HYFL a place of its own
for the 300 or more kids who
play in its various football and
cheer divisions each year. The
league has been so successful it
has recently added a spring flag
division to give youth .the
opportunity to practice funda-,
mentals and plays without the
stress of learning.
At this time, the junior high
has not indicated it will use the
field at the junior high but will
continue to use Wildcat Sta-
*


dium for its games on Tuesday
evenings during football sea-
son. The, JV team and, of
cbikrse, varsity also ise Wildcat'
Stadium for their- respective
Thursday and Friday home
games.
HYFL officers, along with
School Board Chairman Paul
Samuels and Superintendent of
Schools David Durastanti at-
tended the ground-breaking, on
Friday, marking the start of the
project which will take several
months.'
After dirt is delivered in the
next few days, there will be
preparatory work for installing
irrigation and sod. Then will
come fencing, lighting, press
box and concession construc-
tion as funds allow.
Several large and small
,donors have made commit-
ments and, of course, many
more are welcome. Anyone can
contact treasurer Miranda Abel,
cheer coordinator Bonnie Simp-
son, coach coordinator Ma-
moun Abel or league president
Donna Parks if they are inter-
ested in helping. Parks can be
reached at the junior high, 773-
3147, ext. 2811 or her cell
phone 863-245-1579.


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Breaking ground for the newest Hardee football stadium, The Wildcat Den, are (from left) Miranda Abel, Hardee Youth
Football League treasurer; Paul Samuels, chairman of the Hardee County School Board; Donna Parks, youth league
president; David Durastanti, superintendent of schools; Bonnie Simpson, youth league cheer coordinator; and
Mamoun Abel, youth league coach.


Softball Starts

With Sweep

.. Story 1B


Get Rid Of

Home HazWaste

.. .Story 2A


Deadline Nears

For Fair Entries

... Story 2B






2A The Herald-Advocate, February 7,2013


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
w^, Asst. Prod. Manager


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


The annual Florida State Fair in Tampa will be held.Feb. 7-18.
The Gospel Jubilee from Wauchula will be performing this
Saturday and Sunday at the fair.
The late, Mildred and Doyle E. Carlton JT. established Cracker
Country at the state fair.

The annual Hardee County Fair west of Wauchula will be held
Feb. 16 to 23. There is something for everyone at the county fair.

The annual Pioneer., Park Days sponsored by the HIardee
County Commission will be held at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs
Feb. 27 through March 3. There is something for everyone at PPD
as well.

This is tournament time for high school basketball with the
Final Fours for .girls and boys to be held soon in Lakeland. A
Hardee team has never reached the Final Four. Polk C6unty has
some very strong high school basketball programs, including Lake
Wales:, Winter Ha\en. Bartovwnd Kpathleen. .,
I have enjoed seeing the bet 'igh ch Iteam, from Florida
competing for the stire title in recent \gai,

Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens for a 34-31 Super
Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. The teams were
head coached by brothers John and Jim Harbaugh. Raven line-
backer Ray Lewis played high school at Lakeland Kathleen and is
now retired with two Super Bowl wins in 17 NFL seasons.
The Baltimore Ravens also had linebacker Albert McClelland
of Lakeland Kathleen and guard Jah Reid of Haines City on their
roster. Reid did not play due to an injured foot.
Zeke Mowatt, a Hardee High graduate, played end for FSU
and later caught a touchdown pass for the New York Giants in a
Super Bowl win. He is the only HHS graduate to play in a Super
Bowl.

The Hardee County Alliance for Substance Abuse and
Pregnancy Prevention encourages young people to make healthy
choices in life and to avoid drugs, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and
promotes abstinence to avoid unwanted :teen pregnancies. Debi
Tucker is board chair, and Suzarine Lambert is ASAPP coordinator.

My blue Ford pickup of nearly 26 years this week' has been
replaced by a new gi-een Chevrolet pickup.

Strawberry prices for growers have been low recently due to
the old law of supply and demand. Florida has about 11,000 acres
of strawberries, up substantially from several years ago. Berries
from Mexico have also played a part in the lower prices.
There are few things better than ripe strawberries, shortcake
and the assorted jams, pies, ice cream and other products made
with strawberries.

Orange trees are beginning to bloom, as well as peach trees.
Citrus is the dominant fruit in this area of Florida; but some
small peach orchards are being planted with Florida varieties
developed by University of Florida. There are also a number of
area blueberry plantings for the commercial market as well..

Auburndale on Monday night overwhelmed the Hardee High
boys basketball team in the district tournament, 82-36, at Tenoroc
High School near Lakeland. Steve Matayer led HHS scoring with
29 points, netting Hardee's first 27 points. Hardee's record was 10-
10 and Auburndale, 24-2. Successful teams generally have bal-
anced scoring.

On Sunday Matt Scott gave a public prayer at First Baptist
Church of Wauchula for the release of a 5-year-Qld Midland City,
'Ala. boy being held hostage in a bunker by Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65,
who had killed a school bus driver and taken the child off the bus.
Scott was one of many people across the nation praying for the
boy's safety. On Monday authorities stormed the bunker, killed the
captor and rescued the boy.

Congratulations to entertainer Dick Van Dyke, 87, on the first
anniversary of his marriage to his wife Arlene 'Silver, a 'makeup
artist. He received the Life Achievement Award of the Screen
Actors Guild on Jan. 27. He starred in the movie Mary Poppins
with Julie Andrews. Another of his leading ladies was Mary Tyler
Moore.
I He was quoted in Parade Magazine about his wife, 41,
"Unbelievable! It's one of the smartest moves I ever made. She
makes me happy. She's very mature for her age, and I'm very
immature for my age, so it's just about right."

A recent national topic is gun control. How much control is too
much? Should Americans be able to buy assault rifles with clips
that hold 30 bullets? Should background checks be required at gun
shows? How do you keep guns away from people who'are mental-
ly ill? The NRA's stance is if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will
have guns and that good people with guns are able to kill bad peo-
ple with guns. This is a Second Amendment issue as well, of free-
dom to own guns and protect yourself, your home and property.
Nicholas D. Kristof of the New York times writes that the


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Don't dump that old TV.
stereo. cell phone. I-pad or
computer along the Hardee
County roadside.
These electronics leak chemi-
cals and contaminate ground
water for your neighbors and
fellow citizens.
Instead, gather them together
and wait for the next quarterly
Hazardous Waste Disposal Day.
Fortunately. there's one coming
up Saturday from 8 a .m. until
noon at the Hardee County
Landfill. 685 Airport Road.
Wauchula.
Go east on Main Street about
two miles, turn north on Airport
Road, and follow until the pave-
ment ends, turning left to the
entrance to the landfill.
Along with those electronics,
gather up other household haz-
ardous waste and head out to
the landfill. If you don't have
enough to fill your trunk or
truck, 'stop by and see if an eld-
erly neighbor has a few saved
up.
Each household can bring up
to 60 pounds -of' hazardous
waste free.
There are a lot of things that
are considered hazardous waste
besides electronics. Check out






Continued From 1A
male 5'8" to 5'10" tall and
weighing about 200 pounds. He
was wearing a black jacket and
a black mask.
Eason said Cpl. Matthew
Whatley is the lead investigator
in the case..He said the investi-'
gation remains active, and that
Whatley is currently pursuing
several leads which have devel-
oped.
He also noted that a reward
will be posted on the Crime
Stoppers website at www.heart-
landcrimestoppers.com. Tips
can be gi\en online or by call-
ing toll-free 1-800-226-8477.
Any information leading to
the arrest of a suspect in this
robbery will be eligible for a
cash reward of up to $1,000.
Calls can also be placed to
the Wauchula Police Depart-
merit at 773-3265.





Continued From 1A


your garage or shed. attic and
closets, kitchen and bathrooms.
What not to bring? Don't
bring gas cylinders, amiuni-
tion. explosives or radioactive.
biohazardous or infectious
waste. There's other ways to
dispose of them properly.
Look for pesticides. herbi-
cides or insecticides that are out
of date and have outlived their
usefulness. Old sprays cans,
bags. boxes or bottles of them
can be brought to the landfill's
hazardous collection.
Look under the kitchen or
bathroom sinks for old cleans-
ers and other household chemi-
cals. Old or half-used lipsticks
and cosmetics are important


too. While you're at it. gather
up those old fluorescent light
bulbs.
In the garage or shed. there
are probably several old petro-
leum products. transmission
fluids. antifreeze or used oil.
Perhaps there are old batteries.
paint and wood stains, and
preservatives, turpentine, pool
and/or other hobby materials.
Oil- or paint-stained rags can
spontaneously combust and
cause a fire. Pick these up. too.
While you're at it. you could
also collect those old bottles.
newspapers. cardboard, alu-
minum. metal and glass for
recycling. There's also a place
at the landfill for them.


Bring Black History Month Hor
With the rich history of con- Shoulders of Giants" and."Birds
tributions to this country by of a Feather: Tuskegee Air-
African Americans, it's fitting men."
that opportunities to celebrate Profiles in Courage: The
Black History Month are taking biographies of influential
a 21st century turn. African Americans come to life
For example, digital cable with dramatic profiles and sto-
subscribers' can access educa- ries of acclaimed leaders and
tional, entertaining and inspira- others who are not so will
tional -programming' whenever known but perhaps should
they want just by clicking the be, such as that of Lena Baker
On Demand button on their in "Hope .& Redemption: The
remote control. Lena Baker Story." '
Programs and movies suit- Dramas: Programs and
able for all audiences include: movies like "Independence
i* Milestones in Black Day," showcasing award-wor-
History: A look at the history thy performances from notable
of the struggles and strife, the African-American actors like
tragedies and the triumphs of Will Smith. You can also
African Americans in the U.S., explore and share real-life fam-
including programming on the ily relationship dramas like
Civil Rights era. Everyone in "Braxton Family Values."
the family can get in on tthe Hearth and Home: Savor
learning, with documentaries shows, like "Down Home with
like "The Black List" examin- the Neelys" that provide a look
ing some, of the reasons for at the food and other aspects of
Black History Month. And kids modern African-American soci-
young and old can take a trip ety.
back in time as they understand Of the People: Program
the importance of historical content that exemplifies the
events with "Seizing Justice: contributions made by multictil-
The Greensboro 4," "On the tural talent, shows written by,



Uncle Sam Wants You To Save


If you ever feel your finances
are too stretched to save for
retirement, there could be good
news for- you. The Saver's'
Credit -- a little-known tax
credit made availale by the
IRS to low-to-middle-income
workers could make saving
for retirement more affordable
than you think. It may reduce
your federal income taxes when
Iyou save for retirement through
a qualified retirement plan or an
individual retirement account
(IRA).
'i.


or coffee from 8:30 to 11 a.m. "e aver s LCreU is paruc-
After. breakfast, there will ularly great because it offers
plenty of time' to see all of the many workers an added incen-
jewelry, clothes and pictures, tive to save for their future
and visit other food vendors. retirement, while potentially
There will also be plenty of lowering their tax bill :today,"
entertainment, including Jakar- said Catherine Collinson, presi-
ius Lindsey with a mime per- dent of the Transamerica Center
formance, Youth With Voices for Retirement Studies@.
and music ranging from gospel Here's how it works:'
and pop to R&B. Speaker 1. Check Your Eligibility
Karen Meeks will also be pres- For singles, anyone earning
ent, as well as the Junior up to $28,250 in 2011 or
Reserve Officer Training Corps $28,750in 2012 is eligible. For
to present the colors. the head of 'a household, the
A poster contest for all ages income limit is $42375 in 2011
will also be held.; The posters or $43,125 in 2012. For those
must feature a design with a who are married and file a joint
successful African-American return, the income limit is
who has helped in contributing $56,500 in 2011 or $57,500 in
to the country. 2012. (All income requirements
Door prizes can also be won, are based on Adjusted Gross

such as a grill, a Butter bal Income.)
turkey fryer and much more. You must be 18 years or older
The festival will begin at 8 by January 1 and cannot be a
a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. full-time student or be claimed
on West Main Street between as a dependent on another .per-
Sixth and Seventh avenues, son's tax return. If you fit with-
Morris hopes that in bringing in these parameters, the Saver's
the community together, the Credit may be for you.
festival will be a wonderful and
joyous day.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are
about 30,000 firearm deaths in the U.S. annually 11 ,000 homi-
cides and 19,000 suicides. He says President Obama wants to
restrict some types of gun ownership to reduce firearm violence.
I am not smart enough to know the answers here but have been
a lifelong hunter who loves a shotgun but has no desire to own an
assault rifle. I also have no desire to play violent video games. How
do we handle the nation's mentally ill with regards to assault rifles?
How can we prevent or reduce more mass killings? This national
debate will continue.

January marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade U.S.
Supreme Court decision that gave a constitutional right for women
to have an abortion and prevented states from banning them.
President Obama issued a statement reaffirming the court rul-
ing's commitment to "reproductive freedom" and the principle that
"government should not intrude on our most private family mat-
ters, and women should be able to make their own choices about
their bodies and health care." There have been millions of abor-
tions in the U.S. since that 1973 ruling, but many states have
passed more restrictive measures and abortion rates are declining.
This is another divisive issue in America, with strong views on
both sides. Democrats are generally pro-choice, and Republicans
are generally pro-life.
I believe in pregnancy prevention to avoid unwanted children
but favor caTrrying a pregnancy to birth and think highly of adop-
tion. being a proud father to two wonderful adopted children. Life
is full of choices, and our choices greatly influence our life and
future.


Depending on your filing sta-
tus and income level, you may
qualify for a nonrefundable
credit of up to $1,000 (or
$2,000 if filing jointly) on your
federal income taxes for that
year when \ou contribute to a
401(k), 403(b), -157, 501(c)-
(18)(D), SEP or SIMPLE plan,
or an IRA.
2. Save for Retirement
If your employer' offers a
retirement plan, make sure you
enroll. Or open a traditional or
Roth IRA with the financial
institution of your choice. If
you are enrolled in your em-
ployer's retirement plan, you
may already qualify for the
credit.
In general, for every dollar
you contribute to a qualified
retirement plan or IRA, up to
the lesser of the limits permitted
by an employer-sponsored plan
or the IRS, you defer that
amount from your current over-
all taxable income on your fed-
eral tax returns.
3. File Your Tax Return
and Claim the Credit
When you prepare your fed-
eral tax returns, you then claim
your Saver's Credit by subtract-
ing this tax credit from your
federal income taxes owed.
If you use a professional tax
preparer, ask about the Saver's
Credit, called the "Retirement
Savings Contributions Credit"
on Forms 1040, 1040A and
1040NR. Or if you use tax
preparation software, be sure to
use Form 1040, Form 1040A or
Form 1040NR to file your

Suppose that time is not a
luminescence of the night
rising moon has touched tl


Businesses that generate less
than 220 pounds of hazardous
waste per month -are allowed to
bring their waste to the haz-
ardous collection site for proper
disposal too. but they will have
to pay current contract prices.
Businesses which generate
more than 220 pounds but less
than 2.200 pounds of hazardous
waste per month are not
allowed to bring their waste for
disposal on Saturday. But can
call for pickup at their place of
business, again at current con-
tract prices.
For more information about
what to bring or not bring, call
the landfill at 773-5089.



ne With A Click
starring, directed or produced
by African Americans like
Morgan Freeman in "Million
Dollar Baby."
Powerful Portrayals:
Storytelling has always been an
important part of African-
American culture. Drama fans
can enjoy Black cinema offer-
ings, which chronicle the chal-
lenges of African-American
protagonists in a variety of
ways.
That's Entertainment:
Laugh along with comedy spe-
cials such as !'Chris Rock:
Bigger and Blacker," or let
romantic comedies warm the
heart. If music is your thing,
there are shows and movies like
"Ray," the story of one of
America's true musical genius-
es, Ray Charles, that look into
the past and present music-
making of African-American
artists.
Learn More
All TV viewers can share
their passion for Black History
Month at facebook.com/-
DiversityOnDemand. '




For Retirement
return.
The Saver's Credit is not
available with Form 1040EZ,
although the IRS has included
instructions with the EZ direct-
ing you to a different form if
you choose to claim the credit.
La&'y, if you prepare.,your
tax returns by hand, start with
Form 8880, "Credit for Qual-
ified Retirement Savings' Con-
tributions," to determine your
credit rate and corresponding
credit amount. Then use Form
1040 or Form 1040A to file
your return.
Transfer the amount of the
Saver's Credit from Form 8880
to line 50 of Form 1040, line 32
of Form 1Q40A or line 47 of
Form 1040NR. Have ques-
tions? See IRS publication 590,
ask a tax professional or log on
to the IRS website at www.-
irs.gov.
The 12th Annual Transamer-
ica Retirement Survey found
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PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Several people showed up to Hardee Senior High last Wednesday to congratulate Kaylee
Mancillas on receiving a Leader 4 Life fellowship. Here, Irene Castanon gives Mancillas
the good news in front of a crowd of well-wishers.


Kaylee stands with (from left) grandmother Catalina Mancillas and father Ismael Mancil-
las, program president Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, mother Debbie Mancillas and sister
Angel Mancillas.


Kaylee was so happy to hear that she won one of the five Leaders 4 Life slots that she
couldn't contain her joy. Seen here with her morn (left) Debbie Mancillas and mentor
(right) Gayle Knight, Mancillas tries to give thanks through her happy tears.


Leaders 4 Life is a program created by Take Stock in Children. Pictured here are those
who Kaylee says helped her through the whole process: (front, from left) Debbie Hack-
ney, student advocate; Deena Wright, student advocate; Olivia Scott, mentor coordinator;
Amy Williams, student advocate; Irene Castanon, program coordinator; Mancillas; and
Meg Moore, student advocate, (back) Don Appelquist, executive director.


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siasm. she thought that her mentee
hadn't: been chosen, because
Mancillas clearly deserved it,
In fact, Mancillas believed
D that a letter addressed to her
from Florida Congressman
Thomas J. Rooney congratulat-
ing her was actually meant for
someone else Mancillas
thought the names had been
mixed up, and she had accident-
ielS ly received a letter by mistake.
Others didn't believe it was'a
mistake.
School principal Dr. Michele
Polk mentioned she remembers
Mancillas from Wauchula
Elementary School, where she
attended when Polk was princi-
pal there, and she believes-there
is no more deserving student.
Castanon also said she was
excited for her to win because
she is the first student from
Hardee to win this program. In
the past three years there have
been four finalists.
This was such a great
achievement that the president_
of Take Stock in Children,
Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, drove
all the way from Miami
Wednesday morning so he
could be at the celebration,
] which took place at 10 a.m., to
congratulate Mancillas.
In March, Mancillas will
attend a banquet that will recog-
nize all five winners and she
will have the chance to meet
other great people who will also
help her succeed in college.
Mancillas believes this op-
portunity was a blessing from
God because now she will be
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become leaders."


Pictured here are some of the people who showed up to surprise and congratulate
Kaylee: (from left) Terry Atchley, Wauchula city manager; Teresa Crawford, School Board
member; Paul Samuels, School Board member; Keith Nadasky, mayor of Wauchula; Man-
cillas; and Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, president of Take Stock in Children.

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and universities develop future that companies will most need tent and delivery of higher edu- dents to take
workers'with the skills they will to innovate and grow in the 21st cation, own schedule
need for tomorrow's jobs? century. Yet many colleges and uni- Producingu
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have been stagnant. As one
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Michelle 'Leigh ;"Lil'Bit"
Simmons' Maynor, 44, of
Ladson, S.C., passed away on
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
Born on May 18, 1968, in
West Palm'Beach, she was a
dedicated Navy 'wife and
enjoyed cooking, antiquing
and spending time with her
family and pets. ''- "
Survivors include '-her
beloved husband, Wayne
Maynor of Ladson, S C.; two
sons, Jordan Blanton and
Jaden Maynor both' of
Ladson, S.C.; two daughters,
Octavia Maynor 'of' West
Kingstown, R.I. and Tsarina
Maynor of Goose Creek,
S.C.; mother, Hilda Stephens
Simmons of Orlando; father,
Arthur Simmons and wife
Marte of Orlando; and one
brother, Michael Simmons
and wife Stacy of Little Elm,
Texas.
Visitation will be on Fri-
day, Feb. 8, from 10 to 11
a.m. at New Zion Baptist
Church in Ona. Services will-
be immediately after at the
h 1I .\yidwh. Pastors .Chuck
Ausch% itz and Siteen Darley
officiating. Burial will follow
at New Zion Baptist Cem-
etery.
Expressions of lo\e and
support in 'her name ma be
made in the form of flowers
or donations to the charity of,
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HARRY A.
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HarryA.Blackmon.61, of
Jacksonville, went to be with-
his Lord on Monday, Feb. 4,
2013.
Born in Wauchula. he
lived in Plant City for 23
years before moving to Jack-
sonville. He was a member of
First Baptist Church of Jack-
sonville and loved the Lord.
He was employed by CSX as
a signalman and was a signal
design engineer for General
Electric.
Survivors include his wife
of 39 years, Dale Blackmon;
one daughter, Becky May-
berry and husband Chris; one
son, .Ryan. Blackmon and
wife Ginger; parents, Hilliard
and Kate Best Blackmon;
one sister, June James; five
grandchildren, Cole, Ansley,
Luke, Kallie, and Bode; and
several nieces and nephews.
Harry loved his family, and
his grandchildren were the
.roV'Of his life. "
Visitation will be Satur-
day, Feb. 9, from 10 to, 11
a.m.. in the Chapel of Quinn-
Shalz Family Funeral Home.
Funeral !services w ill be
jmmediatel after and inter-
ment will be in Ponte Vedra.
Valley Cemetery.,
In lieu of flowers, the'fam-
ily .sks that donations in his
name be made to Christian
Light School, Inc., PO Box
2190. St. Augustine, FL
32085-2190.' Website chris-
tianlighthaiti.org. ,
Tributes can be made at
quinn-shalz.cdm.
Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach, FL.
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tainable future:
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tion is tied to innovation, tech-
nology and an adaptive knowl-
edge of society's emerging
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FROM GRITS AND GREASE
TO SEEDLESS WATERMELONS
Written By Great-Granddaughter Bridgette Conley

There are;not many people still living in my family that 1 would call a pioneer.
The first thing that I thought of when given this assignment was, "What exactly is
a pioneer?" I had always thought of pioneers as people who came to this country
from a faraway land and settled. I kept thinking of the people I've seen on televi-
sion in wagon trains going out west, fighting hunger, cold temperatures, big
mountains and Indians. I never-really thought about someone in my family being
a pioneer.
Part of the definition of a,"pioneer" in Webster's Dictionary is, "... a person
or group that originate or help open up a new line of thought or activity or a new
method of development." With that information, I decided I should write about
my great-grandfather, Richard Dease. My Papa Dease lives right here in Hardee
County, FI and will be 90 years old in February of 2012! He was born in Frost-
proof, in Polk County and grew up there raised by his grandparents. His mother
was a 25% Cree Indian girl who was only 14 when he was born. He only went to,
the third grade in school, but learned to read and write from his grandmother.
Although he had no formal,education, he became a very wise and successful
bu'sinessinan and is still very sharp today. He lived thru the Great Depression
and had many days with only one meal. He loves to tell us how he never had
meat to eat, just grits and grease. I love to hear him tell stories of how he had to
walk to school and how he didn't have any shoes until he was 13 years old. He
always. starts a new story with, "Now pay attention; I'm fixing to tell you some-
thing."
My Papa Dease married at 21 and had seven children. My grandmother is
his third daughter. He was a vegetable farmer and has worked as a farmer all of
his life. He actually started farming in the Heartland area over 60 years ago and
had an active farm until he was forced to retire when his health started to decline
in 2011. Papa Dease usually planted about 100 acres of ,vegetables every year.
He has grown all sorts of things including squash, cucumbers, peppers and can-
-taloupe, but his biggest producer was watermelons. Several years ago my Papa
started producing the "seedless" watermelon. Since these watermelons don't
grow on their own, he had to use special '"tricks" to produce these melons. These
melons have become very popular in recent years, even though I prefer the ones
with the seeds! Papa has grown some of the best watermelons in the state of
Florida and has helped many other younger farmers get started. I'm sure if you
talk to anyone in the watermelon business in central
Florida, they will agree that my Papa Dease is a pio-
neer when it comes to watermelon farming.
If you see my Papa Dease now, he looks very-
much like the Indians you see on television. His dark
skin is scarred with wrinkles from the sun; His hair is
still thick and white as cotton. Although his dark eyes "
are getting cloudy, he can still pierce you with a single,
look. He walks a little slower these days, but his head
is still held high like that of a proud warrior going off
to battle. I am proud to call him my Papa, a true Pio-
neer of Hardee County.
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Light One Candle
S/ By Tony Rossi
'*' The Christophers

HAVE YOU SEEN "LES MISERABLES" YET?
It was appropriate that the new film adaptation of the Broadway
musical "Les Miserables" opened on Christmas Day since it's the
jnost profoundly Christian movie for mainstream audiences that
I've seen in years. The story begins in 1815 France when Jean
Valjeah (Hugh Jackman), who has spent 20 years doing slave labor
for the crime of stealing a loaf of bread for his sister's starving fam-
ily, is released on parole. Police Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe)
believes he'll see Valjean arrested again because criminals don't
change their ways.
Unable to find work due to his background as a convict,
Valjean becomes like a feral animal, filled with rage and resent-
ment.i Unexpectedly, he is welcomed into the home of a bishop .
(Colm Wilkinson) who sees the abuse he's been enduring. The cler-
ic feeds Va'ljean, prays with him, and gives him.a bed in which to
sleep..
Valjean repays this kindness by stealing the bishop's silver-
ware. When the police catch him, they ask the bishop. to press
charges. Instead, the bishop tells the police that he gave Valjean the
silver as a gift, then adds that he meant to give him two expensive
silver candlesticks as well. The police let Valjean go .
Both Wilkinson, as the epitonle of Christian virtue, and
Jackman, as the recipient of kindness for the first time in decades,
play this, scene beautifully. Jackman reacts to this unwarranted
mercy as if it's a shock to his system. But the bishop tenderly sings,
"And ,remember this, my brother; See in this some high plan; You
must use this precious silver; To become an honest man; By the ,
witness of the martyrs; By the passion and the blood; God has
raised you out of darkness; I have bought your soul for God."
The better sides of Valjean's nature rise to the surface because
someone else made the effort to draw them out, Valjean takes
advantage of this second chance, adopts a new identity and tries to
live an honorable life.
As the story proceeds, we meet'Fantine (Anne Hathaway), a
young woman who is fired from her job after it's discovered that
she has a 10-year-old daughter out of wedlock. Forced to become
a prostitute to make money,, the demeaning nature of this life takes
a tragic toll on her. Her only comfort as she dies comes from
Valjean.
When he discovers .he owned the factory from which she was fired,
he is guilt-stricken and agrees to raise her daughter, Cosette, as his
own. Whereas the bishop introduced Valjean to mercy, Cosette
brings love into his life for the first time.
It is these two virtues, mercy and love, that-lie at the heart of
the story.
In 'addition to the film's beautiful songs, all the acting per-
formances are excellent. Jackman and Hathaway'deserve special
praise, however. In Jackman's case, the humility and strength of
character he displays as Valjean makes him shine. Hathaway's per-
formance, on'the other hand, conveys its strength through Fantine's
\ulnerability She is a broken woman whose despair and feelings of
abandonment by God.are heart-breaking. '
'The stark contrast between the haves and have-nots in 19th.
century 'France are also striking. The poor truly look miserable,
and the well-off can barely tolerate them. It's a vivid reminder of
what a people and society look like that abandons its responsibili-
ties to "the least of these."
"Les Miserables" is a story for our times about personally
choosing holiness when the world around us does the opposite.


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Gone Coastal
By Alan Peirce
Fish & Wildlife Commission

GET YOUR SALTWATER FISHING BOOKLET
Looking for an easy way to get all of your saltwater fishing
regulation information in one place? You are in luck.
The January-June 2013 "Florida Saltwater Recreational
Fishing Regulations" booklets are on the shelves at many of your
favorite bait and tackle stores. Pick up your own copy today, but
remember they are only at stores that also sell saltwater fishing
licenses.
The newest edition has a striking photo of the invasive lionfish
on the cover and features an article requesting public assistance
removing these fish from Florida's waters. It also includes infor-
mation on upcoming regulation changes for giant anemone, uni-
corn filefish and Atlantic black sea bass.
Love fishing for spotted seatrout or red drum? Check out the
new maps detailing special management zones within the Gulf and
Atlantic.
Personally, I love the printed regulation booklet. Having tan-
gible reference materials to carry along is a wonderful thing..
But keeping the, public up-to-date with all the season., bag
limits and size limits via a printed booklet can be challenging. The
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission manages more
than 500 saltwater species and has five decision-making meetings
each year. Fishing regulations can and do change, and while these
booklets may be nice, due to cost they cannot be updated and redis-
tributed every time a new regulation takes effect. Many anglers
believe regulations become effective only on Jan. 1 and. July 1,
when the saltwater booklets are distributed, but that is simply not
the case. -
Sometimes, important rulemaking decisions have not been
made when we go to print. For example, when you get your copy
of the new booklet, take a look at the "Closed Season" information
for Gulf gag grouper and red snapper (pages 12-13). While these
are two of the most important recreational fish in the Gulf, we were
unable to include the open season dates for 2013, as those dates
have not been determined.
What is an angler to do? Always be sure to check our elec-
tronic versions of the regulations, which are accessible on. the
Internet or through our mobile website, before hitting the water. At
MyFWC.com/Fishing, regulatory updates can, be made at the touch
of a button, instantly, and at no cost to anyone.,
No Web access or unsure about a regulation? You can always
call us at 850-487-0554 any weekday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
While we are on the topic of checking the regulations, it is also
very important for recreational anglers to understand that state reg-
ulations are not always consistent with federal regulations. State
waters are from shore to three nautical miles in the Atlantic and
from shore to nine nautical miles in the Gulf. If you plan to fish in
federal waters, please check the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries
Management Council website (GulfCouncil.org) or the South
Atlantic Fisheries Management Council website (SAFMC.net) for
applicable regulations.
Enough about regulations! It's time to get out there and enjoy
some of the best wintertime saltwater, fishing opportunities id the,
country.
Don't forget to record all of your catches on the iAngler phone
app or at snookfoundation.org. Share your photos, video and fish-
ing tales with us as well by mailing them to Alan.Peirce@-
MyFWC.com.


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Week Ending: February 3,2013
Weather Summary: Florida experienced significantly below
normal rainfall at the beginning of February especially over the
Peninsula and along the northern Gulf Coast. Carrabelle had the
most rainfall with 0.85 of an inch. According to the U.S. Drought
Monitor, Florida was 59 percent abnormally dry, 25 percent mod-
erately dry, and 6 percent in severe drought. January was among
the top 10 warmest of all time in most south Florida locations,
according to the National Weather Service in Miami. Minimum
temperatures were mostly in the 30s to 40s, ranging from 25
degrees in MacClenny to 52 degrees in Fort Lauderdale. Maximum
temperatures were mostly in the 80s, ranging from 73 degrees in
Carrabelle to 85 degrees in Pierson.
Field Crops: Rain was needed for winter wheat in Santa Rosa
and Escambia counties. Sugarcane harvest continued.
Fruits. & Vegetables: Seasonal soil preparation for spring
planting continued, beds and, plastic were laid for the tomato crop
in the Gadsden area. Warmer temperatures over the past few weeks
have accelerated growth of many crops. Early watermelons may
come in ahead of schedule. Strawberries were being harvested in
Bradford County. Vegetables marketed included cucumbers, sweet
corn, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplants and a vari-
ety of specialty items and herbs.
Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the pasture condition was
mostly poor to fair and the cattle were mostly in fair to good con-
dition. Forage growth was limited by drought and seasonal cold
temperatures. Forage ,started to grow in the northern and central
counties. In the southwest, cold season forages did pretty.well and
some were far enough along for limited grazing. Warm tempera-
tures and rain helped support limited pasture growth. Many ranch-
ers were feeding supplements to cattle. In the Panhandle, the pas-
tures were mostly in poor to fair condition. Most cattle were in fair
to good condition. In the northern area, the pastures were mostly in
poor to fair condition. The cattle were in fair to good condition. In
the central area, the pastures were mostly in poor to fair condition:.
Most cattle were in fair to good condition. In the southwest area,
the pastures were mostly in fair to good condition. The cattle were.
in fair to good condition.
Citrus:'Seasonal,. daily high temperatures were in the upper
70s and lower 80s. Lows reached the low 30s in Okahumpka, Citra,
and North Port. Rainfall was widespread, but very light. All of the
24 Florida Automated Weather Network stations in the citrus area
recorded some precipitation. Seven stations recorded a tenth of an
inch or more. Dover recorded rainfall of 0.49, the only station to
record more than 0.13 of an inch. Drought measurements, per the
U.S. Drought Monitor last updated January 29, 2013 indicated that
the drought increased' across the citrus region, leaving a narrow
band running from coast to coast as the only drought-free region in
the State. Bloom was sighted in groves across the citrus region, sig-
naling the start of the growing season. Growers.irrigated one to two
times a week to keep moisture in the ground and on the trees.
Harvest of early and midseason varieties continued at a heavy pace,
as the Valencia harvest got underway. Other grove activity ihclud-
ed general grove maintenance and fertilizer application. Forty-one
packinghouses and 18 processors were open and shipping.
Shipment of fresh fruit was moderate. Varieties being packed pri-
marily included early oranges, colored grapefruit, and tangerines.








6A The Herald-Advocate, February 7, 2013


The Pleasures Of Public Gardens O L


"You can learn a lot of things,
from the flower as Lewis-
Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland"
remarked. Here's a look at a few
of the things you can discover
among the flowers in America's
beautiful, bountiful public gar-
dens.
Water Conservation
Public gardens use efficient
,watering practices and have
industry insight on responsible
irrigation systems. Homeown-
ers can learn how to irrigate
their own gardens by exploring
and consulting- with a public
garden.
Native and Adapted Plants
Choosing native plants or
plants that have adapted to the
Jocal environment can ensure
that a garden will be healthy
and require less water. Public
gardens tend to. have huge col-
lections of native and adaptable
plants that homeowners can be
assured will work in their own
gardens.
Landscape Design
Homeowners cAn find inspi-
ration in the design of gardens
and ,the way gardens are
displayed, coordinated and
arranged. Landscaping at public
gardens can demonstrate which
plants bloom at similar times,
which arrangements look well
together, and how gardens can
be beautifully displayed. .
Seasonal Considerations
Public gardens have a selec-
tion of plants that are right for a
variety of. seasons. Blooms can
happen year-round if the appro-
priate types of plants or trees
are selected. Keeping your gar-
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.you see how public gardens
arrange their collection.
Gardening Methods
Public gardens often have
staff dedicated to botany and
are home to specialists who
understand the geographical
region very well. You can
access these industry experts at
the public garden and get
advice on gardening techniques
for your own plants.
Publications
Public gardens usually have
publications available to visi-
Stors and members that provide
resources on gardening and
botany. You may find a wealth
of knowledge in member publi-
cations. Often, there are librar-
ies and bookstores within the
public gardens as well.
Plants and Supplies
Public gardens will often sell
plants, flowers and trees to gar-
den. members, perhaps during
annual festivals, providing top-
quality additions to your gar-
den. The sale may come with
professional experience and
advice of the sort that cannot be
found elsewhere.
Learn More
The nonprofit. American
Public Gardens Association has
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leading manufacturer an pro-
vider of irrigation; products, to
promote gardens through
National Public Gardens Day.,
Many of the nation's public gar-
dens will mark the day with
.special events and activities for
schools, families and thousands
of visitors'. For more informa-
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By MARIA TRUJILLO
Of The Herald-Advocate
A single-vehicle accident last
week left the Florida Highway
Patrol seeking the public's help
its search for the driver.
The crash occurred Thursday
at 12:19 a.m. between Steve
Roberts Special and Thornton
Road. It involved a 2000
Volkswagen Jetta.
According to crash investi-
gator Trp. Mario M. Alarcon,
the vehicle was going east on
Steve Roberts when, for an
unknown reason, the driver lost
control.
The driver drifted into the
left lane of Steve Roberts, over-
corrected and lost control of the
vehicle again. The VW then
entered the right lane and con-
tinued onto the south shoulder


of Steve Roberts, said Alarcon's
FHP report.
The report goes on to say that
the vehicle began rotating in a
counter-clockwise direction
while sliding east along the
shoulder of the road. Because of
this, the VW's rear collided
with a barbed-wire fence.
After the impact the car start-
ed to overturn several times
while still traveling east. The
vehicle came to a final rest
upside-down facing in a north-
easterly direction on the shoul-
der. said FHP.
The driver fled on foot and
was not located. The report says
the driver may have been
injured.
FHP asks that if anyone wit-
nessed the crash or knows the
identity of the driver, contact
Alarcon at (941) 751-8350.


BE HEART HEALTHY IN 2013!
With National Heart Month in February followed by NatioiTal
Nutrition Month in March, this month's column will feature heart-
healthy nutrition.
Formerly considered a man's disease, heart disease is the No.
I killer of women in the United States and the leading cause of dis-
ability among women. The good news is heart disease is a problem
everyone can do something- about.
There are two types of heart disease risk factors, those you
can't change and those you can control. One risk factor that cannot
be changed is a family history of early heart disease. However,
many heart disease risk factors can be controlled by making
changes in your lifestyle. Risk factors that you can control include:
Smoking Just one year after you stop smoking, your heart
disease risk will drop by more than half.
High Blood Pressure Blood pressure consistently at or
above 140/90 raises your risk of heart disease.
High Blood Cholesterol Two types are present in your
blood, HDL, or "good" cholesterol, and LDL, or "bad" cholesterol.
The goal should be to keep the good high and the bad low. Another
key number is your total cholesterol, which should be less than
200.
Overweight/Obesity Even if you have no other risk fac-
tors, you are more likely to develop heart disease if you are over-
weight and/or obese, as well as putting yourself at risk for stroke,
diabetes and certain cancers.
Physical Inactivity A sedentary lifestyle increases your
risk for not only heart disease, but diabetes, high blood pressure,
osteoporosis and obesity..
Diabetes This is a major risk factor for not only heart dis-
ease, but stroke, kidney failure and other diseases. Diabetes can be
detected with a blood sugar test.
Be aware that if you have just one risk factor, you are much
more likely to develop heart disease, with its many serious conse-
quences. The first step is to see your doctor for a thorough check-
up. Tell your doctor you want help in achieving your goal of heart
health, and don't hesitate to ask questions.
The next step you can take to greatly improve the condition of
your heart is to eat healthy. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans,
which has a Food Guidance System, helps you make healthy food
choices.
The Dietary Guidelines tell you to:
Choose a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and mod-
,erate in total fat
Choose a variety of grains daily, especially whole grains.
Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.
Choose beverages and foods to moderate your intake of sug-
ars.,
Choose and prepare foods with less salt.
If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so only in moderation.
The Dietary Guidelines also emphasize that you should aim
for a healthy weight, be physically active each day, and keep food
safe to eat. If you have high blood pressure or high blood choles-
terol, you may need to make some additional lifestyle changes.
Hopefully, this has opened your eyes to the steps needed to
take control of your health. Fortunately, you have tremendous
power to prevent heart disease, and you can start today.
For more information you may find these websites helpful:
www.nhlbi.nih.gov, www.americanheart.org, and www.nlm.nih.-
gov/medlineplus/diabetes.html. You may also contact the Hardee
County Extension Office at 773-2164 for more information on
. nutrition and health.


By MARIA TRUJILLO
Of .The Herald-Advocate
The latest School Board
meeting was quick and without
much discussion.
The meeting began with the
approval of an emergency item
from Director of Educational
Facilities Rob Krahl for Wau-
chula Elementary School,
which began having trouble"
with- its air-conditioning system
last school year.
The chiller, which is over 20
years old, has problems in the
control panel that keep the com-
pressors from running properly.
Further, the evaporator barrel is
rattling, Krahl noted.
Krahl also said repairing the
system would cost about
$41,555 but would not be the
best thing because of the air
conditioner's age. Instead, he
requested the board advertise
for bids to have the chiller


replaced, adding that a new one
would be much more energy
efficient.
The estimated cost for the
new air-conditioning system is
about $85,000.
The members then quickly
moved on to the consent agen-
da, where they approved all
items at once without any dis-
cussion, including: .
-the resignation of Ray
Rivas as assistant football and
boy's weightlifting coach, the
retirement of teacher Linda
Diane Autry from Hardbe
Senior fHigh School and the
internal transfer of teacher
Melody Klobuchar to replace
Don Gray at HHS.
-new substitutes Nicole
Bias and Janice Wilkins.
-Shawn Rivers and Jerrod
Martin as boys weightlifting
coaches.


FILING DEADLINE: MARCH 1ST
Exemptions & Classifications 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 regis-
tration 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 exemp-.
tion 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 sub-
mits 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 who are engaged in a "bona fide" agricul-
tural 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
MILITARY TAX EXEMPTION
DISABLED VETERAN TAX EXEMPTION
(at least 10% war or service connected) NON-PROFIT
CHARITABLE WIDOWER/WIDOW
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.
Deadline to file the return is April 1st to receive exemption and avoid penalties.

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 10* Wauchula, FL 33873
Office hours: Monday Friday 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.
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Air Conditioner






February 7, 2013, The Herald-Advocate 7A


.I I
Well, thi last of the winter sports finished up loiindJa evening,
when the Hardee. Wildcat basketball team lost to state-ranked
Auburndale 'in the district semi-finals. Congi-atulations to Steve
Metayer, who scored 29 points.
Girls basketball and junior high hoops have also finished up, as
well as boys and girls soccer, both of which boced out during dis-
trict competition. Merislene Cimeus placed eighth in the regional
girls weightlJfting, but only the top three got to, advance to state.
She did well in getting to regionals.
, It's now time for thestart of spring sports of all kinds.
Men's Church Softball League will ,have its planning meeting
on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Complex
Concession stand.
Girls softball' got started in a big way with back-to-back wins in
the pre-season tournament at Desoto. The girls beat both Port
Charlotte and DeSoto, which is hard to do on its field.
Boys varsity baseball is in a tournament late this week at Fort
Meade and will ,be in another nearly all next week at the
Highlander Invitational at Lake Wales.
JV baseball doesn't start until Feb. 19, when the young 'Cats
will open at 4:30 in a double-header at Avon Park. The varsity
squads clash about 7:30.
Boys 4ind girls tennis got a heavy start this week, with both hav-
ing matcIes Monday, Tuesday and today (Thursday). Next week
will be jdst as busy.
Track starts,with a.two-day meet against DeSoto, the running
events at Arcadia next Monday and the field events at Hardee on
Tuesday.
Last of the spring sports to start is boys weightlifting, which
opens Feb. 14, with a tri-meet at Sebring.
Hardee boxers are busy. Newest oil the block is Jamal Henfield,
.25, who is 2-1 in his young career. The 6-6,240-pound boxer fights
*in the superweight division. The youth detention facility worker is
very.motivated and hopes to represent Hardee in the Guns and
Hoses, law enforcement vs. Fire-Rescue games, and then go on to
the Golden Gloves Nationals in Spokane, Wash., at the end of
March.
Local pro Edner Cherry may be seen on HBO on Feb. 16. His
130-pound super featherweight bout against Vicente Escobedo in
Atlaintic City is on the undercard of the main event and could be
shown if the main event ends quickly by TKO.
Hardee High Senior Ruben Ozuna, now 18, will make his pro
debut March 23 in Orlando against Dwayne Larry.
Tori Ramirez, who has been in the military, is not reupping and
ill return to Hardee County to resume his boxing career here as a
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard
even his enemy from oppression.

10 HOURS A MONTH!
That's all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be a
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pro.
Daniel Lozano has an upcoming fight, but we haven't gotten
the date and details yet.
~ .
Hardee Youth Football League will have a spring flag football
season starting shortly. It will give playersan opportunity to con-
centrate more on fundamentals instead of the blocking and tackling
techniques of the fall season.-
The league has worked out a lease agreement with the Hardee
County School Board and broke ground late last week for the new
youth football field on the grounds at Hardee Junior High School.
One condJi,'n of the youth league using the property was con-
struction of the football field, fencing, lighting, press box, etc.


SSignups



* Saturday February 9


* 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

* HYFL Headquarters

(behind old junior high

gym)





(863) 245,1579


Anyone interested in contributing to this "really big project" can
contact youth league president Donna Parks at the junior high,773-
3147, ext. 2811. It's a really great opportunity for the youth league
to have its own field, to be called Wildcat Den, and not have to play
in Wildcat StLidium.
In'firinat ion, toom community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call me at 773-3255, or e-mail me at the new
address, sports@the heraldadvocate.com with news for this bi-
weekly column. Please note that the deadline fobr sports news for
weekday events is 5 p.m. Thursday. News for events which happen
after that are due by noon Mondays in order to have a chance to
get in that week's paper and is always dependent on space avail-
ability.


Spring Football

Only a few spots remain



(Ages 14-16) There are 9 spots left


(Ages 11-13) There are 4 spots left


(Ages 5-7) There

are 5 spots left


Cost $75.00


Find Hardee Youth

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KINDERGARTEN Carli Mushrush
E Daisy Consuegra
Aaliyah Howell Dameon Martinez
Abdul Tavarez, Destiny Driskell
Abigail Eures Elijah Valletutti
Aiden Lazarre Emmanuel Ramirez
Alexandra Wallace Grayson Hall
Aly Servin (Aoalesa) Jake Hays -
Aydan Cruz Jenna Goodwyn
Benjamin Trevino Jewel Sockalosky
Braxton Rucker Jimana Aleman
Brooke Hall (Layla) Jocelyn Willis
Cody Rieder Jose Guardiola
Cori Smith Josiah Lozano
Gabriel Arana Justin Marinelarena
Garrett Hay Katie Hays
Gracyn Thomas Kyri Grantham
Jakob Goodwyn Marleni Gonzales
Jaylen Gomez Mickama Pierre
John Wallace Paige Justice
Jordyn Dimock Raven Mosley
Jose Hernandez Rio Tillman
Landon Smith Rogelio Luna
Lorenzo Martinez Romi Rivas
Natalie Quintana Shey Spain
Noah Garcia Slee Gutierrez
Rene Reyes


Richie McCumber
Subham Patel:
Travis Arreola -
Vanellie Charles,
Vanessa Fabian
Will Whaley.
Yadhira Macedo
Yanel Albarran
Yesenia Saldana- Angel


E/S
Adrian Chavez
Alex Ledezma
Ana Cuates
Anabel Chavez
Anali Ontiveros
Angel Ortega Lopez
Aracely Herrada
Chloe Svendsen
Conner Hagwood
David Rojas
Elias Candelario
Exavion McLeod
Felix Rubinos
Gracey Hays
Hayden Cobb
Javier Ibarra-Mendez
Khamaria Rivers
Kortni Bryant
Leah Sanchez
Lindsey Darty
Manuel Soto-Esoibadi
NMarianna Almaguer
Morgap Derringer ,
Nahomy Hernandez
Nancy Lemus
Omar Ortiz-Reyes
Patrick Brace
Ramiro Zamora
Seth Grice

FIRST GRADE
A
Alaynah Mendiola
Alex Servin
Andrea Garcia-Lopez
Arianna Medrano
Ayden Barnett,
Belen Gomez
Camryn Rodriguez


Serenity Walters
Zander Yeomans

A/B
Alex Trevino
Alyssabeth Carrillo
Aracely Antonio-
Rivera
Brendan Holton
Chase Sanders
Christina Leconte
Dallas Grice
Danialee Gomez
Davis Roberts
Desmas Davila
Emma Eures
Estefany Ramirez
Ethan Barber
Ethen Arreola
Gabriel Dela Rosa'
Genesis Chavez
Holly Rowe
.Jensey Hays
Joana Hernandez
Joshua Vasquez
Karlie Alderman
Luiz Ortiz-Reyes


A/B Myra Benitez
Adolfo Saldana Saul Ruiz-Venegas
Avian Garza Sydney Willis
Brenda Flores Diaz Trinity Vansickle
Camden Svendsen Ty son Pace
Camila Luna Victor Fabilia
Ca'Myiah Guajardo
Cole Waters THIRD GRADE
Domingo Pineda A
Fedner Delhomme Emma Hays
Ivan Torres Jayden Ha)s
Jazlynn Hernandez Kaden Bryan
Jennifer Maqueda Khloe Smith
Joshua Davila Lahna Christian
Josie Nichols Lillie Gaydon
Julissa Botello Yesaily Martinez
Kara Durrance
Kendal Spiller A/B
Kobe Means Abby Neel
Kristlin Boyett Alex Solis .
Lynda Centeno Alexis Caballero-
Maiy Abdelhalim Miguel
Maritza Sanchez Allazae McLeod
Martha Gomez Alyvia Driskell
Noey Flores Amey Moralez
Rafael Zamora Annalise Terrell,
Reese Galvan Azavie Calhoun
Reynaldo Monter Carter Birge:
Stachina Guerrier Cecilia Alvarez-
Victoria Jackson Alvarado
Yazmin Smith Chris Sosa
:- C thnstopher Leal
SECONDBGRAfE Cristina Saldana
A Crystal Wingate
Aiden Thomas Darius Yang
Annaka Brace David Orta.,
Apolinar Almaguer Dorisa Santoyo
Blake Rucker Evelize Quintana
Briana Tambunga Gabby Garcia
Jaidyn Newman Garrett Hiltabidel.
Kaelae Bryanit Jada Bragg
Kami Kelley Joanna Mier
Leanna Bryant Jose Fernandez
Lillian Edwards Jose Lopez
Mackenzie Bacon Karina Valadez
Martin McClenithan, Kaylie Grice
Nathan Deemer Liliaha Plata
Rylie Morris Logan Reas
Samantha Shackelford Luis Paulino
Samara Arreola Maritza Mondragon


Michael "Mikey"
Garcia
Miguel Vasquez
Ricky Sanchez
Rose Tavarez
Sonia Macedo
Valerie Martinez


FOURTH GRADE
A
Alessa Valerio
Chloe Martinez
Jamie Walker
Richard Torres

A/B
Abel Servin
Brianna Rivers
Caleb Arana
Chloe Selph
Christopher Castaldi
Daisy Chavez
David Edwards
Desirae Cabrera
Gage Garza
Hayden Mushrush
Isabel Calvillo
Jacklin Barber
Jamal Holley
Jelissa Torres
Joseph Peters
Kedrick Williams
Leah Hall
Leigha Alderman
MacKenzie Wallace
Macy Kingdon
Matthew-Peters
Oscar DeSantiago
Revna Rivera
Roman Rivas
Seth Durrance
Travon Thomas
Tulsi Patel
Veronica Rivera
Yessenia Albarran

FIFTH GRADE
A
Alyssa Beers
Bryce Rucker
Rachel Garland

A/B
Adara McCollum
Briahna Farias
Brianna Valadez
Christina Kue
Cinnamon Williams
Cristina Lopez-Rojas,
Daylin Parker
Diana Pauhno-Pena
Elijah Powell
Emmanuel Pluvious
E'vonte Rogers
Hannah Ford
,Jason Garcia
Jonathan Orta .
Leeanna Reas
Maria Deloera
Promise Nichols
Puja Ahir
Rosa Guerrero
Sandra Gomez
Saul Arvizu
Savannah Valletutti
Victor Aleman


To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being
wrong. .
--Joseph- Chilton Pearce


PUBLIC NOTICE

SPECIAL MEETING DATE

The Hardee County Housing Authority will
meet for a Special Meeting, on Monday,
February 11, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. at 701
LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula.
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SEEKING WORSHIP LEADER
First United Methodist Church of Wauchula, an energetic
and growing congregation, is seeking a part-time contem-
porary style worship leader. This should be a dynamic,
authentic, spiritual individual who is able to help lead
weekly wors ip services. One must be able to collaborate
well with otl ers, be well versed in music, and able to lead
a team. Experence with computer worship programs such
as Media St ut is preferred. Please submit resumes to
wauchulals Imc@embarqmail.com no later than
February 25t .
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NOTICE OF SALE

February 26, 2013 2:00 P.M.
Personal property in the following.units will be sold to the
highest bidder, to satisfy rental liens in accordance with
Florida Statute 83.801,83.809. Contents may include
household items, clothing, closed cartons, etc. The sell
will take place pn February 26, 2013 at Convenient Mini
Storage, 5106 U.S. Highway 17 N., Bowling Green, FL

Unit'# 7 Terry Lance
Unit #24\Rachael Revell
Unit #45 Eva Weaver
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I NOMTION
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Give Blood And
Get Tests Done
There will be a blood drive
in the parking lot in front of
Florida Hospital, 533 W.
Carlton St., Wauchula, on
Monday between 10:30 a.m.'
and .6:30 p.m. Photo ID is
required.
All donors will receive a
voucher for a free movie tick-
et plus a wellness checkup
of blood pressure, pulse,
temperature, iron count and
cholesterol screening. For
more information, call 863-
767-8342.

Plan Now For
Bowl-A-Thon
The third annual Ken Weis
Strike Out Cancer Bowl-A-
Thon will be held on
Saturday, Feb. 23, beginning
at 1 p.m. at the Bowl Of Fun
Lanes, U.S. 17 South, Wau-
chula. It is co-sponsored by
Alan Jay Automotive Net-
- work and the bowling lanes
to raise money for the
American Cancer Society.
Cost is $20 per bOwler.
There will be door prizes,
drawings, a raffle and col-
ored pin prizes. For more
information, call Frank at
245-8751 or Tracy at 832-
9167.


KINDERGARTEN
E
Chyna Brown
Zander Cranford
Romeo Flores
Alyssa Hines
Crystal Ramirez
Carlos Rubio
Jesus Gomez
Uriel Castro-Bautista
Emmanuel Felix
Efren Hernandez
Horacio Mendoza
Giselle Esquivel
Jacey Juarez
Megan Knarr
Ezmeralda Alamia
Francisco Arreola
Taylor Carpenter
David Gomez Lopez
Anahi Gonzalez
Maria Morales Cruz
Courben Murphy .
Ty'Asia Spurlock
Ethan Thompson
Thomas Lane Abbott
Ciara Badillo
Tonya Fields
Caitlin Knarr
Nathania Lopez
Sebastian Luno-
Moreno
Antonio Omelas
Noah Prine
Jazmin Reyes-Ochoa

E/S
Michael King
Elaney Stewart
Elissa Stewar
Daniel Macedo-Banda
Akis Hill
Jessica Bautista
Nulcie Lara
Jesus Nava-Godinez
Dallas Rodriguez
Albert Sanchez-Lee
Lexus Hernandez
Andy Abrego-Ambriz
Cesar Hernandez-
Flores
Cecilia Lara
Jacqueline Roque-
Gutierrez
Jeremiah Hodges
Michael Perez
D, lan0odri ,,

FfWF GR E
A
Jasminie Castillo
Wendy Rodriguez
Maria Mendez-Lopez,


Gabriel Sanchez
Mya Grace
Daniel Castro-Bautista
Gabriel Sanchez
Jeremiah Alcantar
Jada Altieri
Nayely Garcia-
Saucedo
Natalia Deluna-
Camacho
Austin Fennell
Devin Jackson
Jazlynn Jones
Destiny Justiss
Osiel Molina-Lozano
Phoenix Romeo
Charity Thompson

A/B
Adolfo Bautista-Lopez
Fredy Leon-Lopez
Leonard Frame
Mikayla Johnston
Brizeida Lino
Adrian Salas-Munoz
Carlos Trujillo-
Gutierrez
Isrdel Ruiz-Lopez
Nayeli Solis Salas
Nelida Hemandez
Diego Flores
Liliana Centeno
Alexandro Alaniz
Yerlenne Avila-Reyes
Khris Estrada
Ramiro Mata
Candyce Murphy
Randall Ownby
Cesar Ramirez
Natalia Calvillo-Rivera
Estrellita DeJesus-
Martinez
Esteban Olmos
Jose Raque-Gutirrez
Delores Walton
Shaun Deleon
Ezequiel Lopez
Sydney Palencia
Mkenzy Stewart
Carrie Tawes

SECOND GRADE
A
Luisa DeLaRosa
Vicente Gardner

A/B
Lindsey Bolin
Jennifer Hernandez
Hailey Lee
Ancelmo Macedo
Alicia Ornelas
Angielita Casso


Antonia Banda
Magdalena Contreras
Lana Krell
Jassmine Maldonado-
Oropez
Uziel Martinez
Carolina Navarro-Solis
Kyleigh Revell
Rebecca Silvan
Amy Farias
David McQuaig
Nyla Ayala-Banda
Nadiah Belmarez
Kaitlynn Campos
Domingo Flores
Jared Fowler
Bernabe Gallardo
Kelsey Gomez
Vanessa Padilla-
Lucatero
Yadira Sanchez
Brody Waters
Caleb Ybarra
Cnistian Lopez
Lydia Valadez

THIRD GRADE
A
Litzy Abrego-Ambriz
Samantha Maldonado
Raquel Martinez
Julian Molina-Lozan
Erick Ontivaeros
Zachery Palacios
Ke'Varreis White
Nevaeh Arguelles

A/B
Nayeli Navarro
Jennifer Chavez
Scarlett Covarrubias
Elvis DeJesus
Juan Garza
Adrian Hurtado
Herekiah Austin
Caden Dunloap
Eric Felix
Ivan Molina
Jaden Rodriguez
Trace Sockalosky
Destiny Badillo
Natalia Garcia
Manuel Garza
Ariel Guiterrez
Yesenia Chirinos
Isaias Munoz
Alfredo Reyes-
Sanchez

FOUTH GRADE
A
Kaylee Gibson


Jackie Suarez-
Rodriguez
Kimberley Walton

A/B
Coy Gough
Bryan Huerta
Adela Velasco-Lopez
Haley Dickey
Sariah Alamia
Irvin Campos
Deontae McDonald
Majavia Thompson
Katelynn Bolin
Jackson Casso
Jose Hemandez
Monica Hemandez-
Ruiz
Giovanni Lopez
Emily Ownby
Adrian Sanchez
Joaquin Tavarez
Garrett Tawes
Griselda Vasquez
Mikel Picazo

FIFTH GRADE
A
Emilio Garcia
Ciara Smith

A/B
Luis Gapi
Esmeralda Garcia-
Saucedo
Marisela Hinojos
Abel Vargas"
Maria Roque Gutierrez
Ariel Whiters
Arturo Bautista
Azaria Rivers
Joshua Cody Rowan
Alexia Trejo
Luis Valadez
Nestor Alvarenga
Hunter Boyette
Keren Contreras
Lusero DelaCruz
Emilio Martinez
Oscar Martinez
Jose Molina
Dorian Palido
Jessica Rodriguez

MS. POWELL
A/B
Esmeralda Cruz-Jose
MaKayla Herera '-'
*Juan Lagui
John Lumley
Abriana Reyna


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

The body is a marvelous machine: a chemical laboratory, a powerhouse. Every move-
ment, voluntary or involuntary, is full of secrets and marvels!
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tomer care to bring you the best products and value, we are adjusting our prices. Be-
ginning March 1st, 2013 the following price changes will take effect in the Southwest
Florida area:

The CableLatino (Paquete de canales en Espafiol) a la carte service currently avail-
able for $9.95 will increase to $14.95.

New CableLatino (Paquetes de canales en Espafiol) Packages will launch:
MultiLatino Plus at $31.95,
MultiLatino Plus with HBO at $41.95
MultiLatino Extra at $41.95
MultiLatino Max at $61.95
MultiLatino Ultra at $78.90
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your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective
date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you re eive at your request
may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card.
Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related hosts, FCC user fees
and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some
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PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Last Friday, Cutting Edge Ministries, which is a part of Pastor Wendell Smith's Faith Tem-
ple Church of God, handed out food and everyday household items to everyone who
registered for the items. At one point there were about 40 to 50 families waiting to receive
some help.


Here Janet and her husband Terry Johnston (middle) are preparing a bag full of cabbage,
lemons and blueberries they were also giving away for free.


Here Sandie Barrett hands a man a bag full of items from the United States Department
of Agriculture as well as other food the ministry buys. He received boxed meals, drinks
and even a hygiene kit which was given to anyone who filled out a survey.


Pictured here is Lizzie Crosby who was helping to organize the stockpile the ministry
was ready to hand out to anyone who was in need. They had everything from diapers to
cleaning products and energy drinks to nail polish. Cutting Edge Ministries gives away
food and items every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and then again from 1 to
3 p.m. at 3059 Elm St. in Zolfo Springs.


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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 February 11, 2013 at 6:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably
can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 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 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 Cpmmission 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 K. Nadaskay Jr.
ATTEST Mayor
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk
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tomer care to bring you the best products and value, we are adjusting our prices. Be-
ginning March 1st, 2013 the following price changes will take effect in the Southwest
Florida area:

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Additional Voice Line without Calling Features will increase from $10.00 to $11.95.


GENERAL INFORMATION

After a notice of a re-tiering of a video service or a rate increase, you may change
your level-of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective
date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request
may be subject to the upgrade or downgrade charge listed on the annual rate card.
Prices are exclusive of applicable franchise fees and related costs, FCC user fees
and taxes. For customers with commercial accounts or bulk rate arrangements, some
product, pricing and other information, may not apply. Upon proper notice, all pricing,
programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change

Please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) with any questions.
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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a General Employee Pen-
sion Meeting Monday February 11, 2013 at 5:45pm, or as soon thereafter as it rea-
sonably 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
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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a regular quarterly Police
Pension Meeting Monday, February 11, 2013 at 5:30pm, or as soon thereafter as it
reasonably 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 jf 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 Mayor
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk
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SFSC Dental Clinic

Open To The Public
As part of its student training, per tooth.
South Florida State College's The clinics are held at the
dental hygiene program will Dental Education Building on
offer teeth cleaning, X-rays, the Highlands Campus in Avon
and sealants to the public. Park.
"The clinics give the students The clinic will be open
a variety of patients to treat, through April, Mondays to
building a broader base for Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon
practicing in the future," said and 1 to 4 p.m.
Dr. Deborah Milliken, SFSC Adults should plan to make
dental education professor. an initial appointment for a 30-
"The student performs the pro- minute screening. They will fill
cedure, then the instructor out a medical and dental history
checks the work. The patient form and have vital signs taken
isn't completed until the job is (blood pressure, pulse, tempera-
perfect." ture and respiration). The
Services offered during the patient is assigned to a particu-
clinics are adult teeth cleaning lar student, who will call to
for $20-40, children's teeth schedule a second appointment.
cleaning for $15, full mouth Children are seen immediate-
series X-rays for $25, bite wing ly.
X-rays for $10-15, and protec- To make an appointment, call
tive sealants for children for $8 (863) 784-7020.


Workforce Board


Gets New Members


With the recent end of tenure
.for Hardee County commis-
sioner Dale Johnson and
DeSoto County commissioner'
Ronald Neads, the Hardee and
DeSoto commissions have
appointed replacements.
Hardee Commissioner Mike
Thompson and DeSoto Com-
missioner James Selph, respec-
tively, will replace the two out-
going men and will serve as the
local elected-official 'represen-
tatives on the Heartland Work-
force Executive Board.'
: At the joint meeting of the
Heartland Workforce Executive
Board and the Board of Direc-
tors on Jan. 23, Highlands


County Commissioner Jack
Richie was elected to serve as
the Executive Board chairman
and chief elected official,
replacing Johnson. Selph was
selected as the vice chairman,
replacing Neads.
Heartland Workforce Presi-
dent/CEO Roger Hood congrat-
ulated Richie and welcomed the
new elected officials.
Hood said he looks forward
to a close working relationship
and partnership with the three
commissioners in the ongoing
efforts to enhance workforce
development and economic via-
bility in the tri-county region.


Helping Cancer Survivors
Navigate Life After Treatment


Here's some news that may
brighten your day. Currently,
there are 12 million cancer sur-
vivors in the U.S.
However, as more people win
the battle against cancer, many
of these survivors have ques-
tions about what comes next.
"Survivors are people living
with, through and beyond can-
cer," said Michael Link, MD.,
president of the American
Society of Clinical Oncology
(ASCO). "The period following-
treatment can be full of uncer-
tainties. It is one of the most
complex aspects of the cancer
experience because it is differ-
ent for every person."
Accurate, easy-to-understand
information can help survivors
make smart choices.
ASCO offers a new booklet
based on patient information
found on its website, Cancer.-
Net -(www.cancer.net). The
booklet helps patients under-
stand what to expect as cancer


treatment is completed; ex-
plains common challenges
faced by survivors; and offers
suggestions for next steps fol-
lowing treatment on such things
as nutrition, physical activity,
quitting smoking and stress
reduction. It also includes a list
of questions to ask your health
care providers, focusing on
your long-term health.
Following active treatment,
many patients find it helpful to
create a survivorship care plan,
in which to store information
about their cancer, treatment
and follow-up care. Keeping
track of your medical history is
useful to future doctors who
will provide care.
"One of the best ways to
ensure that survivors have a
smooth transition into'their new
normal lives is to implement a
survivorship care plan. Sur-
vivorship care plan documents,
available free from ASCO, are
helpful to ensure that doctors,


Foodies Flock To Pa.'s

Hershey Region


Millions visit; Hershey's
Chocolate World to sample
chocolate treats, but fun foodies
also flock to Pa.'s Hershey
Harrisburg Region for ice
cream, pies,; salty snacks and
fresh fruit.
Take the "Delightful Dessert
Day Trip" throughout Amish
Country in nearby Lancaster for
samplings of local pies from
whoopie to shoofly and visiting
The Turkey Hill Experience,
dedicated to the dairy compa-
ny's products.
A "Snack Attack Day" won't
crunch your wallet at Snyder's
of Hanover, UTZ, or America's
first commercial pretzel bakery,
Julius Sturgis. /


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE


REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION WITH REZONE
AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
All interested persons are hereby notified that Hardee County BPI, is requesting an ahnex-
ation with Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezoning of an approximately 10 acre
parcel (parcel number 09-34-25-0000-00400-0000) into the City of Wauchula's city limits.
The request includes a Future Land Use Map Amendment to change the parcel from
County Town Center to the City's designation of Public Buildings and to change the Zoning
Classification from County F-R to the City's Zoning Classification of P/SP (Public/Semi-
Public). The property is described as:

A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THE EAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 9, FOR THE. POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 330 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE WEST
LINE OF SAID EAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4;
THENCE NORTH ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 1320, FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE
EAST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 330 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE EAST LINE
OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH; ALONG
SAID EAST LINE, 1320 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
March 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105,
Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If any person
decides to appeal any decision made by the Board 6r Commission with respect to this re-
quest for which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure
that sudh verbatim record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/Richard K. Nadaskay, Jr.
Mayor
ATTEST: '
s/Holly Smith ,
City Clerk


A "Fit Food Day" can include
picking fresh apples or straw-
berries at fruit farms near
Gettysburg.
"We're a fun food experi-
ence," said Mary Smith, presi-
dent of the Hershey Harrisburg
Visitors Bureau. "Foodies go
beyond being sweet and spend a
few extra days being salty,
creamy or fruity."
Find more Fun Food Fla-
vorites at www.VisitHershey-
Harrisburg.org.


nurses, social workers and other
health professionals are aligned
in their goals following active
cancer treatment," said Dr.
Link.
Survivors may also want to
learn more about:
The definitions of medical
terms used after cancer treat-
ment is completed;
The more than 40 common
side effects of cancer and its


treatment;
Setting realistic goals when
making lifestyle changes, such
as better nutrition or more phys-
ical activity;
Different ways to mark
milestones in your cancer treat-
ment plan and survivorship.
For more information about
cancer and for a copy of the
booklet, visit ASCO's website
at www.cancer.net.


Tips For Moms Going

Back To The Workforce


Many Americans who have
been out of the workforce for
several -years are looking for
ways to head back to work to
supplement the family income.
That's a key finding of a
recent Bellevue University
study. Another finding is that in
many cases, women are leading
this charge one in 10 women
report returning to the work-
force to help make ends meet.
These findings are in line with
data from the U.S. Census
Bureau that shows the number
of stay-at-home mothers fell
from 5.3 million to 5 million.
If you are considering return-
ing to the workplace, after two
years away or 10, here are some
tips to help you keep up with
some of the changes that may
have taken place in your
absence:
Make sure your skills and
education are up to par.
"Positions that may have not
previously required a degree,
may now require more educa-
tion. If you already possess the
required education, you may
want to talk to others in your
field to find out what skills you
may need to enhance," said Dr.
Mary Hawkins, president,
Bellevue University.


For example, if you work
with technology, you may need
to learn new programs or soft-
ware. Financial and human
resources professionals may
need to catch up on changes in
,deral regulations. It's'crucial
to stay up to date on the
changes in your field.
Do your research. To
make it easier on yourself, do
your research on what kinds of..
positions you would qualify for
and what kind of salary you
might expect.
Visit sites like glassdoor.com
and salary.com to determine*
what kind of pay you should
receive for your level of expert-
ise and experience. You can
also visit ebri.org to determine
what kind of benefits you
should expect to be offered.
Prepare yourself. Re-
search possible interview ques-
tions. Many sites offer mock
interview questions to help you
practice.
If you are a stay-at-home
mom who will be returning to
the workforce, be sure you are
prepared. Iin a tough' economy,
it's best to do everything possi-
ble to stand out from the crowd.
;Learn more at www.makei-
:thappennow.org.


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE


REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION WITH REZONE
AND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
All interested persons are hereby notified that Hardee County BPI, is requesting an annex-
ation with Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezoning of an approximately 6.5 acre
parcel (parcel number 04-34-25-0000-03390-0000) into the City of Wauchula's city limits.
The request includes a Future Land Use Map Amendment to change the parcel from
County Town Center to the City's designation of Public Buildings and to change the Zoning
Classification froni County F-R to the City's Zoning Classification of P/SP (Public/Semi-
Public): The property is described as:

' A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OFTf iE '
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DESCRIBED AS -
FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 450 FEET. MORE
OR LESS TO THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 210 FEET OF SAID SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4; THENCE NORTH
ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 495 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 495
FEET OF SAID SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4; THENCE WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 10 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF
THE WEST 200 FEET OF SAID SOUTHWEST. 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4; THENCE NORTH, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 120 FEET,
MORE OR LESS TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF MAIN STREET;
THENCE EAST, 460 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH
620 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
March 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105,
Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If any person
decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or Commission with respect to this re-
quest for which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure
that such verbatim record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/Richard K. Nadaskay, Jr.
Mayor
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Softball Girls Sweep Tourney


Wauchulan Starts Boxing Career


BEly JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcats got their
season off to a strong start by
winning both games of a pre-
season tournament at Arcadia
last week.
The regular season gets going
with three games this week. On
Tuesday, the girls were home to
greet Avon Park. The junior
varsity got its first action at
5:30 and the varsity played at
7:30. The games today (Thurs-
day) are at Sebring. Tomor-
row's is a varsity only home
game at 7 against Lakeland
George Jenkins.
Next week, it's another trio.
Monday is varsity-only at home
.against Haines City. Tuesday is
a varsity-only encounter at 6 at
All Saints' Academy in Winter
Haven. Friday's is the usual
double-header at DeSoto.
"The girls played good. Our
defense was pretty solid, but
our hitting needs to come
around. I was pleased: all
around. Karlee (Henderson),
pitched in the win over Port
Charlotte, and Alex (Ullrich)
picked up the win over DeSoto.
I don't know when we last beat
DeSoto," commented Head
Coach Shari Knight.
Hardee 5, Port Charlotte 1
Against Port Charlotte,
Hardee was four up, three down
in the first inning, Henderson
stranded, on first after-a line
drive single to left field. The'
Lady Pirates picked up their
onil tall> on a liner to center, a
stolen base and -back-to-back
hits. It was 0-1. -
The'Lady Wildcaei- got on the
board in the top of the second.'
With two lo% n, Caryssa John-
son doubled to right center.:
Ullrich was hit by a pitch and
an error on, a Hannah Carlton
hit allowed Johnson to scurry


home. Port Charlotte was three
up, three down.
I Both teams were three-and-
out in the third frame. Hardee
left Johnson stranded in the top
of the fourth and Port Charlotte
left two runners on base.
In the fifth, Hardee picked up
three runs to take the lead. for
good. Carlton was out on a foul
pop. Kayla Knight doubled to
center and'Kim Derringer fol-
lowed with a hit to left. A
Henderson triple brought both
teammates home and she came
in on a Rachel Coker hit to right
field. Port Charlotte again left
two runners on base. It was a 4-
1 game.
Both teams were again- three
up, three down in the sixth.
Hardee added an insurance
score in the top of the seventh.
Derringer was safe on a bunt.
Henderson flied to deep center
and an error on a Makayla
Deuberry hit put runners on the
corners. An Addison Aubry hit
up the middle brought Der-
ringer home. When Port Char-
lotte could not get a runner
home in 'the bottom of the sev-
enth, Hardee had its first win, 5-
1.
Hardee 5, DeSoto 4
DeSoto was the visiting team
on the scoreboard, and left a
runner stranded in the top of the
first. Knight led off with a sin-
gle up the middle but was left
on base.
The Lady Bulldogs left a run-
ner aboard in the second and
Hardee did the same when
Deuberry walked and was left
on base.
DeSoto put a pair of scores in,
the book in the top of the third
on five hits and a.sacrifice.
Hardee evened the score in the
home half of the inning. An
Ullrich drag bunt was: an. out.
Knight was safe on an error and


stole second. An error on a
Derringer hit allowed Knight to
come home. Derringer moved
along on a Henderson sacrifice
and a Johnson hit to deep center
brought Derringer home. It was
2-2.
The Lady 'Dawgs added a
pair of runs in the top of the
fourth on an error, single. hit
batsman and a double. The
Lady 'Cats narrowed it to 4-3
with a run by Aubry, who had.
walked, advanced on an Ullrich
hit and a Knight walk, coming
home on a Derringer hit to left.
The fifth inning was -quiet.
DeSoto was three up, three
down, and Hardee left Carlton.
stranded after she singled.
DeSoto threatened in the top
of the sixth, but ended up leav-
ing two runners stranded. Har-
dee got. the go-ahead runs.
Aubry was safe on an error and
stole second and third. Ullrich
drew a walk. Knight was hit by
a pitch to: load the bases. A
Derringer hit brought the first
two runners home. A double-
play and grou'nd-out ended the
inning, but Hardee had taken a
5-4 lead.
When DeSoto went down in
order in the top of the seventh,
Hardee claimed the tourna-
ment's second victory.
Other varsity players 'are
Kendall Gough, Anna Galvez,
Arissa Camel, Senida Garcia,
Morgap Walters and Jakassha
Lindsey.
On the junior varsity squad
are Breanna Godwin, Kourtney
Henderson, Gabby .Allen.
Alyssa Taium. Jacqueline
McGeehe, sabel Abel. Tiffany
Flores, Tory McCoy, Tara
McNabb,Anna Enckson. Diana
DeSantiago, Breanna Aleman
and:Mara Goodwyn.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man who recently moved
to Wauchula could become one
of its star athletes.
Jamal Henfield. 25. came to
the community about six
months ago to train with Troy
Carter for boxing. The 6-6.240-
pound resident of South First
Avenue. lost his first bout. but
has since been victorious.
On Jan. 19. he went to
Clermont for a three-rounder.
where he earned a unanimous
decision. He followed that with
a Jan. 26 unanimous decision
in a Dade City bout.
Next up is a trip to Clear-
water for a bout on Feb. 8.
Working the night shift at the
Youth Academy in Avon Park
gives Henfield the opportunity
to train days, with running and
other conditioning at the local
YMCA alternating with some
time on the heavy bag.
Henfield hopes to represent
Hardee County in the Guns &
Hoses law enforcement games
next month. The competition
between Fire-Rescue *and law
enforcement departments in-
cludes boxing and a variety of
other sports.
The athlete hopes also to go
to Spokane, Wash. For the
March 30-April 6 Golden
Gloves Nationals, competing in
the novice open superweight
division for boxers over 210
pounds.
"Boxing is .something I
always wanted to do," said
Henfield. "This is a new expe-
rience and I'm loving it," he
added.
In high school in Hollywood
in Dade Count-, he played a
, year of basketball because of
his height, but' did not enjoy it.
He moved to Sebring in his sen-'
ior year and graduated from
high school there.
He hopes his eight-inch reach
advantage will continue to work
in his favor as many opponents
',are simply shorter and heavier


Henfield
than he is.
He hopes to join other local
boxers, Daniel Lozano, Edner
Cherry, Tori Ramirez (currently
in the military), Robert Flores
(a military champion), and the


newest local pro Hardee High
senior Ruben Ozuna, who will
make his pro debut against
Dwayne Larry in Orlando on
March 3.


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Deadline ls Feb. 14


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There is still time to prepare
for the 2013 Hardee County
Fair, scheduled for Feb. 16-23.
For those wishing to compete
in the variety of Arts & Crafts
competitions, the following cat-
egories and rules apply:
Categories include Breads,
Quick/Yeast; Cakes (plain or
decorated); Cookies & Pies;
Canning; Sewing; Candy;
Quilting; Needlepoint; Latch-
Hook Items; Crochet, Knit and
Embroidery Items; Pottery/Ce-
ramics; .Painting (Oil, Water-
color or Charcoal); Photogra-
phy (must be framed); and
Woodworking.
Participation is open to any-.
one living in Hardee County.
All exhibits should be
brought to the exhibit .hall
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 14. All exhibits
will be required to remain on
display until Sunday, Feb. 24.
Exhibits must be picked up
prior to 4 p.m. that day.
Each entry should be labeled
with the name of the person
who made it. All entries must be
clean and in good condition.



Knights Of

Have Fish
The Knights of Columbus, -a
fraternal order of Christian
men, dedicated to service in the
community will be hosting their
annual fish fry dinners on the
Friday of Lent at St. Michael's
Parish Hall, located at 408
Heard Bridge Road in
Wauchula. The first dinner will
be Friday, Feb. 15, from 4 to- 8
p.m. The cost of the dinner will,
be $7.50 for adults and $4.00


All canned products must be
in standard canning jars: half-
pint, pint or quart. Jars must be
clean and no rust apparent on
rings or lids.
Bread categories must consist
. of four muffins or one loaf, on a
plate and covered with clear
plastic wiap. Judging will be
based on taste, texture and
appearance.
Cookies must be on a plate,
covered with plastic wrap, and
can be accompanied, by an
attached 3x5 recipe card.
Judging will be based on taste,
appearance and texture.
Exhibitors in the youth divi-
sion must be school-age and be
residents of the county and/or
enrolled in the Hardee County
school system. Youth exhibits
will be judged separately from
the adult division.
A modified Dariish System of
judging will be used, and deci-
sions of the judges are final.
Judging Will begin at 9 a.m. on
Friday, Feb.15.
Contact the Hardee County
Extension Office at 773-2164
for more information."


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for children, which includes a
drink and dessert.
We will not be serving dinner
on Friday, March 1, but will be
serving fried fish sandwiches
and french fries at St. Michael's
Food Booth at Pioneer Park
Days. "We. look forward to
meeting all of you on the Friday
nights of Lent," said Angel
Hernandez.


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DEWEY GREEN
Marine Corps Pfc. Dewey B.
Green, a 2012 Hardee Senior
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grandson of Yvonne J. Green of
Wauchula, recently completed
Marine Corps training.
Green earned the title of U.S.
Marine after graduating at
Marine Corps Recruit Depot,
Parris Island, S. C., where, for
13 weeks, he stayed committed
during some of the world's
most demanding entry-level
military training.
The training transforms a
civilian to a Marine instilled
with pride, discipline and the
core values of honor, courage
and commitment. Training sub-
jects included close-order drill,
marksmanship with an M-16A4
rifle, physical fitness, martial
arts, swimming, and military,
history, customs and courtesies.
One week prior to gradua-
tion, Green and his fellow
recruits endured The Crucible, a
54-hour final test of recruits'
minds and bodies. Upon comrn-
pletion, recruits are presented
the Marine Corps emblem and
called Marines for the first time.


Florida's First Assembly of
God will be hosting "a time of
refreshing" beginning on Sun-'
day and continuing through
next, Wednesday., Sunday serv-
ices are at 10 a .m. and 6 p.m.
Weeknight services are at 7
p.m. A nursery for ages up to
three years will be providing.
Evangelists Greg and. Robyn
Hubbard ill 6be thi special
speakers (or the time of revival. '
Everyone is"in iieed to visitiThe
church at 1397 S. Florida Ave..
Wauchula and share in the
blessing for an) or all of the
services.
Right Re\. GregorN Brewer,
/the fourth Bishop in the
Diocese of Central Florida. will
come to St. Ann's Episcopal
'Church, 204. N. Ninth: Ave.,,'
WVauchula, on SundaY- at 10 a.m.
to preach and confirm neA
niembers of the congregation.
Bishop Brewer, who was
consecrated to. the Central
Florida Diocese on March 24,
2012, is making his first.visit
locally and will be assisted by
. the Rev. James McConnell,,the
current St. Ann's Vicar.
Everyone is invited to join'St.
Anin's for this celebration ,and
the spirit-inspired message
from Bishop Brewer.
The First United Methodist
Church of Fort Meade will be
presenting the "Spoken 4
Quartet" on Sunday. at 7 pnm.
The group, in its eighth year of
service,, survived a 45-car pile-
up in sudden white-out condi-
tions in Illinois in December,
and will bring its message in
unique gospel music.
The church, at 135 E.
Broadway, Fort Meade, invites
many to join them for this blend
of speaking the truth in music.
For additional information,
contact the church office at 863-
285-9059, Pat Vancil at 863-
285-9010 or Chuck Hancock at
863-581-6101.
Christ Episcopal Church of
Fort Meade will hold its annual
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Sup-
per next Tuesday from 5 to'7
p.m. at the American Legion
building at 825 N. Charleston
Avenue. The meal of pancakes,
sausage and beverage can be
eaten in or taken out. The annu-
al event, for which donations
are accepted, reminds parish-
ioners and .the community of
'the beginning on Lent.
The Rev. Robert Merrill says
all proceeds will be used for the
outreach program at the church
at 1 N. Cleveland Ave., where
Ash Wednesday services will be
held at 7 p.m.
The deadline for Church Neiws
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition. '


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Gospel Jubilee, a string. band from First Baptist Church of Wauchula, will be playing
and singing a mixture of old hymns and country gospel songs in the old church at
Cracker Country at the Florida State Fair in Tampa this weekend. Their scheduled times
are Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
band's members are Cass White, upright bass; Donna Alexey, guitar; Debbie Carlton,
guitar; David Spencer, guitar (missing in picture); June Potter, dobro; Judy Terrell, dul-
cimer; Mary Beth Bryant, fiddle and James Walker, drums. Millie Bolin will be a guest
singer with the group for this year's. Cracker Country event.


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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate....

75 YEARS AGO
Having made an unsuccessful
stab at the modern wrestling
game on their initial try, the
local American Legion will
sponsor an interesting and fast
boxing card at the local ball
park tonight when Promoter Pat
Lynn brings to this city 10
young scrappers who will make
their debut in this city's fistic
circles.

W.E. Lambert, known by his
many friends in the city as
"Bill," has tendered his resigna-
tion to the city of Wauchula as
electrician of the municipal
light and power plant.

The American Red Cross is
continuing an appeal for the
relief of millions of suffering
civilians in China. It is hoped
that contributions will reach a
total of $1,000,000

The number of Hardee Coun-
ty politicians seeking election
for various offices during the
coming May 3rd Democratic
primary reached the number of
17 this week as four new men


placed their announcement in
the columns of The Advocate.

50 YEARS AGO
Hardee County commission-
ers will have nearly a half-mil-
lion dollars in secondary road
money to dicker with when they
go into the State Road Depart-
ment budget hearings next
month.

.Work is expected tb start in
about two weeks on a new
bridge over Peace river south-
east of Wauchula. The antiquat-
ed wood structure now span-
ning the river has become haz-
ardous for traffic.

A Sweetheart Dance, benefit-
tirig the- March of Dimes, is
scheduled for tomorrow night at
the Wauchula Hotel, sponsored
by the Merry Mixers. The
dance, which is semi-formal, is
for the public.

'The home of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold B, Sellers was the scene
Friday evening of a Valentine
birthday party when the family
honored their daughter-in-law,
Mrs. James Sellers, and their
granddaughter, Karen Sellers,
daughter of Mr:, and Mrs. Earl
Sellers.
25 YEARS AGO
County Commission Chair-
man Jim Moye told Secretary of


the Department of Transpor-
tation Kaye Henderson and
Assistant Secretary Bill Trefz
Wednesday. Jan. 27. that all
Hardee County was asking for
was four-laning of U.S. 17.
Secretary Henderson painted a
glowing picture of plans for
road construction in Florida for
-the next 10 years., but concluded
his presentation by saying there
weren't sufficient funds to carry
out the plans.

Sales of U.S. Savings Bonds
in Hardee County totaled
S127,122 during fiscal year
1987, reported John W. Burton.
Hardee County volunteer chair-
man.

South Florida Community,
College is now accepting appli-
cations for the 1988 associate
degree nursing program.

A single zoning board, a con-
solidated area for labor camps
and restricting mobile homes to
parks were some of the propos-
als discussed at a recent zoning
workshop held by Hardee
County commissioners.

10 YEARS AGO
The Wauchula Skate Park
will be finished by Friday. A
week of concerted effort, will
allow the finishing touches to
be put on the long-awaited park,
located by the city water tower
on North Third Avenue between
Palmetto and Oak streets.

A former police officer who
lost her career to-drugs has now
lost her freedom as well. Dacia
Elaine Mitchell, 24, of 4313
Virginia Ave., Sebring, will
serve 18 months in state' prison
for violating the probation she
was sentenced to in 1999.

Statewide weather predic-
tions at 2 p.m. on Jan. 23 gave, a
'frigid outlook for Hardee
County. \\ h piojecied lows in
the 20s and wind chill in the
teens, Public Safety Director
Bill Muhlfeld made the deci-
sion to open a cold-aeather
shelter.

The Fire & Emergency Train-
ing Network has selected, Har-
dee County Fire-Rescue to ap-
pear in a series of st\ inti Lc-
tional pioduLtion on t.he ue of
.-the Incident Command S3stem
in fire dcp:tiimnienii


Greetings from Fort Green!
The stork has been busy this
week! Dwayne and Kimberly
Alexander have a new baby
boy. which is great because now
they have one of each. Travis
and Amy Tubbs have a new big
baby girl. Congratulations to
both families:.'
As usual there are quite a few
that are still sick. We were re-
quested to pray for Vicky Macie
and Billie Line Sunday morning
at church. Sherry Smith had
some procedures last Friday
and as usual it is another
appointment before you find
out if there is anything needing
doing. Wynell Davis had shoul-
der surgery last Monday. She
has really had a time and sever-
al surgeries on her back, neck
and shoulder. Betty Abbott is
still under the doctor's care.
Please include all of these in
your prayers.
Mark, Charlotte, T.K. and
Kaylee Hogenauer enjoyed a
visit with Mark's aunt Peg. She
is visiting a relative in Port
Charlotte. Her home is in Con-
necticut, and she Was at the
church when people were evac-
uated the Sunday after the
school shooting. They all.had a
nice visit and enjoyed having
dinner together. It has been
quite some time since she has
made the trip to Florida.
Charles Abbott has been busy
Weed-eating the Methodist
Cemetery. Randy Davis always
mows the inside of the 'fence.
There is always plenty to 'do
when anyone has the urge. We
will have a scheduled clean-up
day after the revival, which
begins this Sunday morning.
We will have, the Valentine
Banquet immediately following
the morning service.
It was great to see Brother
A.O. Hendry and Trudy at
church last Sunday. night. He
was in the hospital for a very
long time.
The yard sale wag a success,
but we' did not .have long
enough to advertise. They still
made more in one day than I
have ever made at a,yard sale!
They still have some collectible


Barbies and a monkey from the-
'60s. If you are into that sort of
thing, come to the next yard
sale. which will be March 8 and
9. More details about that later.
Our sincere sympathy is
extended to the family of Merle
"Red" Henderson. His wife.
Helen. lived in Fort Green when
she was a youngster. Red loved
to read Westerns and always
was willing to recommend a
new book and loan to me. He
really had an interesting life.
owning race horses which his
brother rode, or that is what I
was told. At his funeral his
nephew said his uncle had told
the hospice chaplain- he was
ready to go. Back during the
gas shortage in Wauchula, most
of you may not remember, but
we at that time got all our gas
from Red. When he would get
gas in, Kay would call. me and
tell me a certain time to go to
Red's for gas. He took care of
his regular customers. I will
miss Red.
It was a pleasure Saturday
afternoon to visit with people


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


Grand Chapter Appointment

Goes To Local OES Member


Ida Mary Spears of Bowling
Green has been appointed grand
organist of the Grand Chapter
of Florida, Order of the Eastern
Star, for the 2013-14 year.
This appointment was
announced at the final official
visit of Worthy Grand Matron
Harriette Peebles 'by Associate
Grand Matron Judy Covey of
Tarpon Springs. It was Covey
who selected Spears, along with
eight others, to complete the
group of 18 who will constitute
the Grand Chapter officers for
her year in Florida's Grand
East. The other nine are elected
officers.
A past matron of'Wauchula's


Eastern Star Chapter, Spears
now serves as chaplain of the
local chapter. she has' a plural
membership in the Fort Meade
Chapter and has been a member
of the Order for five years.
Other Hardee County resi-
dents who have served as Grand
Chapter officers are Judy
Wilson, past grand matron;
Janie Arnold, past grand mar-
shal; Florence Heath, 'past
grand Ruth; and Lucy Craw-
ford, past. grand electa.
The installation of the 2013-
14 grand officers will take place
on April 25 in St. Augustine at
the' 108th annual session of
Florida's Grand Chapter.


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Februaryl16-23, 2013 .

Hardee County Fair
." LPuttin q.New Twists On Native Traditions or 72 Years!
-. .7-. : .NOW".


-2:00 PM
7:00 PM


1:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:30 PM


1:00 PM
4:00 PM
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6:00 PM
7:00 PM


3:30 PM
4:00 P4M
5:00 PM,
6:30 PM


5:00 PM
6:30 PM


5:00 PM
5:30 PM
7:00 PM


Schedule of Events
Saturday, February 16th
Gates & Midway Open (Armbands $20)
Miss Hardee County Pageant-


Sunday, February 17th
Gates Open
Midway Opens (Armbands $20)
Kindergarten Princess Pageant
Grooming Contest

Monday, February 18th
Gates & Midway Open (Students Get In Free-Armbands $15)
Rabbit Show
Dairy Show
Breeding Animals & Heifer Show
Junior Miss Hardee County Pageant

Tuesday, February 19th
Gates Open ($2 Tuesday-Everything is $2!)
Poultry Showmanship
Midway Opens
Swine Show

Wednesday, February 20th
Gates & Midway Open (Seniors 55+ Get-In Half-Price!)
Steer Show followed by Beef Showmanship

Thursday, February 21st
Gates & Midway Open (Armbands $15 with Coupon)
Livestock Supporters' Dinner
FFA & 4-H Livestock Sale


Friday, February 22nd
5:00 PM Gates & Midway Open (Free Entry from 8pm 'til Midnight
with purchase of a $20 Armband)
7:00 PM Rodeo including Ranch Bronc Riding, Bull Riding.
Double Mugging, and Mutton Busting
7:30 PM Lil' Miss Pageant

Saturday, February 23rd
Noon Gates & Midway Open (Armbands $20)
4:00 PM Prince & Princess Pageant
4:00 PM Mexican Band
7:00 PM Mexican Bull Riding


Blue Ribbon Sponsors = CF Industries & Mosaic
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other than at a funeral! Most of
the time when a crowd is gath-
ered it seems it is for a funeral,
but Saturday afternoon was a
different occasion and quite a
delightful one. I was the chauf-
fer for Avis Sasser, Sarah
Spears and Ann Sasser as we all
attended the birthday celebra-
tion for Tootsie Davis. I believe
they wished for a better chauf-
fer as they all agreed with my
granddaughter that I don't hold
the wheel steady and they all
could feel the sway! Now, I
never feel it but Sherman agrees
with them.
The birthday reception was
very nice, the food delicious
and the memories perfect. It is
great to reminisce about what
happened "when." Some of the
people could remember school
days, and they had pictures
from the school days and other
various occasions. Tootsie was
a very pretty young lady as she
still is, and the hairstyles
brought back memories!
They say the groundhog did
not see his shadow, so there
would be an early spring. If he
had been down here, he would
have seen his shadow, as it was
a beautiful, typical Florida day.
We will have to just wait and
see if he was correct.
Please pray for one another
and our nation.


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'Shoe-Cutting'" Party Draws Crowd Of Christian 'Cobblers'


SendMeMissions sponsored
a Sole Hope Shoe-Cutting Party
on Saturday, Jan. 26. at Main
Street Heritage Park in down-
town Wauchula from 3 to 6 p.m.
The mission project, to aid
children in Uganda, was free to
the public and was open to the
entire community.
Although organizers planned
for 50 people, the response was
much larger with over 133 peo-
ple registered and at least nine
local churches represented.
The mission project focused
on serving locally to make a
difference internationally, by
cutting out shoe patterns using
old jeans, plastic jugs and fab-
ric.
.Everyone began by picking
out their supplies at Station 1
with Heather Watt, then moving
on to Station 2 where Sarah
Idsardi showed everyone how
to trace the pattern of the shoe
onto the fabric, jeans and plas-
tic. The next station was led by
Brandi Maldonado, where
everyone then cut out their pat-
terns.
The fourth station' was the
Assembly Station, led by Missy
Massey, who showed everyone
how to assemble their patterns
in.sets of two in order to ship a
pair of patterned shoes in
Ziploc bags.
- These, Ziploc bags are then
shipped to Uganda, where shoe-
makers there finish the process,
including adding soles made of
recycled tire rubber.


This is how a fully completed shoe looks.


The final station, led by
Lidenia Servin, was the card
making and coloring station.
There, adults and children alike
were encouraged to make a card
for the children who will even-
tually receive the shoes Hardee
Countians helped make.
Families,, youth groups and
individuals were treated ,to
hamburgers and drinks by
Randall Hand after they had


COURTESY PHOTOS


completed the process of
preparing a pair of shoes.
At the end of the day, 120
pairs of shoes were made and
ready to be completed in
Uganda. Each pair of shoes
costs about $10 to ship, com-
plete the shoe-making process
in Uganda and deliver to a
child.


Ian Trott models service to others to son Cohen.


The entire Landress family pitched in for the project.


Station 2, the Tracing Station. Here, Sarah Idsardi punches a meal card for a young par-
ticipant.


Station 1 was for choosing supplies.


The Tri-County Area Magnolia Manor co-ed pageant is open to all
children age? 4-18 who reside within the following counties: Hardee,
Desoto, Polk and Highlands. Children may participate in one of the
following three categories: Ages 4-7, Ages 8-12 and Ages 13-18.

VISIT OUR BOOTH ON FEBRUARY 9,2013
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| The family of the late Estella Redden would
like to thank Rev. Reginald Franklin
& all the members of First M.B. Church,
Cathy & Monta Clemons, mom's co-workers
at Hardee Homes and family & friends who
were so helpful to our family during our time
V of need. Your love, support, and sympathy "
helped us tremendously and we thank-you.
Please continue to keep us in your thoughts
and prayers as our lives continue moving
forward with our wonderful mother looking
down upon us from. the heavens above.
May God continue to bless you all.


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Bromley, Cookie


A special thank you to the ENIS team, the
Sheriff's Deputy, and the Emergency Room
Staff of Florida Hospital. Their professional
service and woros of comfort and kindness
shown to me during aver difficult time meant
so much. Also to friends for their kind words of
encouragement and to Robarts Funeral Home,
for their service was greatly appreciated.

May God Bless You
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February 7,2013, The Herald-Advocate 5B


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Jesus went throughout Gal-
ilee, teaching in their syna-
gogues, preaching the good
news -of the kingdom and
healing every disease and
sickness among the people.
When He saw the crowds,
He had compassion on
them, because they were
harassed and helpless, like
sheep without a shepherd.
Matthew 4:23,9:35 (NIV)

FRIDAY
Jesus said, "All things have
been committed to Me by
My Father. Come to Me, all
you who are weary and bur-
dened, and I will give you
rest. Take My yoke upon
you, and learn from Me. For
I am gentle and humble in
heart, and you will find rest
for your souls. For My yoke
is easy, and My burden is
light."
Matthew 11:27a,28-30 (NIV)

SATURDAY
Then some of the Pharisees
and the'teachers of the law
said to Him, "Teacher- we
want to see a miraculous
sign from You." He ian-
swered, "None will be given
except for the sign of the
prophet Jonah. For as he
was in the belly of a huge
fish for three days and three
nights, so the Son of Man
will be three days and three
nights in the heart of the
earth.9
Matthew 12:38-40 (NIV)


town (Nazareth), He began
teaching the people in the
synagogue -and they were
amazed. "Where did this
man get this wisdom and
these miraculous powers?"
they asked. "Isn't this the
carpenter's son?" ... And He
could not do many miracles
there because of their lack of
faith.
Matthew 13:53,55,58 (NIV)

MONDAY
Then Jesus went up on a
mountainside and sat down.
Great crowds came to Him,
bringing the lame, the blind,
the crippled, the mute and
many others, and He healed
them. The people were
amazed ... and they praised
God.
Matthew 15:29b,31a,c (NIV)

TUESDAY
Then Jesus said to His disci-
ples, "If anyone would come
after Me, He must deny him-
self and take up his cross
and follow Me. For whoever
wants to save his life (eter-
nally) will lose it, but whoev-
er loses his life for Me will
find it. What good will it be
for a man if he-gains the
whole world, yet forfeits his
soul?"
Matthew 16:24 (NIV)
WEDNESDAY
Then Peter came to Jesus
and asked, "Lord, how many
times shall I forgive my.
brother when-he sins against
me, up to seven times?"
Jesus answered, "I tell you,
not seven times, but seven-
ty-seven times. ... This is
how My heavenly Father will
'treat each of you unless you
forgive your brother from
your heart."
Matthew 18:21-22,35 (NIV)


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Letter To The Editor

Conflicts Of Interest

Exist In Hardee County


Dear Editor:
I would like to clarify some
statements in an article in the
January 24, 2012 edition of The
Herald Advocate. titled
"Commissioners Split on IDA
Solutions", Page 2A-3A.
,The correct spelling of my
name is Don Bissette.
At the meeting. I stated that
there was a conflict of interest
by Mr. Evers, in representing
the BOCC, IDA, EDA and
EDC. The article mentioned
only BOCC and IDA.
I did not say the people caus-
ing the problems in the. county


should step down. that is a
broad statement. I named the
individuals I was referring to
(County Administrator Lex
Albritton: EDA Director Bill
Lambert: BOCC. IDA. EDA.
EDC attorney Ken Evers). and
that they should step down.
I feel this was a deliberate
omission by this newspaper.
and I feel it is time for you. Mr.
Editor. to do your part for
Hardee County. that is actual
and truthful reporting to the
people of Hardee County.
Don Bissette
Hardee County Citizen


2/7/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:10 AM
Set: 6:13 PM

Day Length
DI hrs. 03 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 4:39 AM
Set: 3:42 PM
Overhead: 10:11 AM
Underfoot:10:40 PM
Moon Phase
9%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
10:11 AM-12:11 PM
10-:40 PM-12:40.AM
Minor Times
4:39 AM 5:39 AM
3:42 PM 4:42 PM
Solunar Rating
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -5.
2/8/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:09 AM
Set: 6:13 PM'
Day Length
I 1 hrs. 04 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 5:32 AM
Set: 4:48 PM
Overhead: 11:09 AM
Underfoot: 11:37 PM
Moon Phase
3%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
11:09 AM 1:09 PM
11:37 PM 1:37 AM
Minor Times
5:32 AM 6:32 AM
4:48 PM 5:48 PM
lnarindr RKannn
BeI.. .
Time Zone
UTC: -5


2/9/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:08 AM
Set: 6:14 PM
Day Length
I1 hrs. 06 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 6:19 AM
Set: 5:52 PM
Overhead: 12:05 PM
Underfoot:--:--
Moon Phase
0%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
12:05 PM 2:05 PM
Minor Times
6:19 AM 7:19 AM
5:52 PM 6:52 PM
Solunar Rating
Best
Time Zone
UTC -5
2/10/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:08 AM
Set: 6:15 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 07 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:03 AM
Set: 6:55 PM
Overhead: 12:58 PM
Underfoot: 12:32 AM
Moon Phase
0%
NEW MOON *
Major Times
12:32 AM,-2* MNl
12:58'PM- 2 4N PM
Minor Times
7:03'AM 8:03 AM
6:55 PM 7:55 PM
Solunar Rating
SE- SoNS BEST ,
Time Zone
UTC: -5


2/11/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:07 AM
Set: 6:15 PM
Day Length
S11 hrs.08 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:44 AM
Set: 7:56 PM
Overhead: 1:48 PM
Underfoot: 1:23 AM
Moon Phase
3%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
1:23 AM 3:23 AM
1:48 PM 3:48 PM
Minor Times
7:44 AM 8:44 AM
7:56 PM 8:56 PM
Solunar Rating
Better++
Time Zone ,
UTC:-5
2/12/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:06 AM
Set: 6:16 PM
Day Length
' 11 hrs. 10mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:21 AM
Set:' 8:54 PM
Overhead: 2:36 PM
Underfoot: 2:12 AM
Moon Phase
'7%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
1? A AM- 4:12,AM
S'o. PM 4:36 PM
Minor Times
8:21 AM 9:21 AM
8:54 PM 9:54 PM
Solunar Rating
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -5


2/13/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:05 AM
Set: 6:17 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 12 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:59 AM
Set: 9:52 PM
Overhead: 3:24 PM
Underfoot: 2:54 AM
Moon Phase
139%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
2:54'AM 4:54 AM
3:24 PM 5:24 PM
Minor Times
8:59 AM 9:59 AM
9:52 PM 10:52 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone ,
UTC: -5
2/14/2013
Sun Data
Rise: 7:04 AM
Set: 6:18 PM
Day Length ,
11 hrs. 14 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:36 AM
Set: 10:47 PM
Overhead: 4:10 PM
Underfoot: 3:47 AM
Moon Phase
21% ,',
Waxing Cresceht
Major Times
3:47 AM 5:47 AM
4:10 PM -&6:10 PM
'Minor Times
9:36 AM -10:36 AM
10:47 PM-11:47 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -5


Jokes & Philosophies

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

In life never draw a quick conclusion about anything until you
see a pattern taking place, and even then proceed with caution.

Sometimes I am found to be a warm and gentle soul, just a
great big teddy bear of sorts. Then on other days they say that I am
hateful and grouchy, but really it all depends on what nerve pills I
am taking that day.

They say love is always better the second time around. I am 76
and wonder if it would be better the last time around.

If you drink alcohol then that's your business and none of
mine. But should you drink don't indulge until the bottle starts to
represent you. because it will always cast a dim shadow upon him
or her the consumer.

You don't have to be intelligent to know it all, but just dumb
enough to think you do,

If you smoke, even a light, moderate or heavy smoker, again
this is your business and none of my own. But if you smoke, then'
tell me the difference between smoking and suicide. The difference
is if you commit suicide at least you don't have to take chemo.

When somebody tells me they can read me like a book I tell
.them to hold on a minute while I take out a few pages because I am
usually a very private person.

Not long ago I took some cat food back to the. store to trade it
for another brand. When I told the manager what I wanted, he said
we don't normally do this. I said yes but I am not normal. He took
a good look at me and said I know what you mean. Not only did.he
trade the bag of cat fd'od, healso gave me an extra one free and said
have a nice day.


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Part Time $10.00 Hour
The Hardee County Sheriff's office is taking applications
for part time school crossing guards. No experience ne-
cessary. Must be 18 or older, possess a valid Florida driv-
ers license, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug
test and work shifts.iYou must have never been convict-
ed of'a felony or a misdemeanor and pass a background'
investigation.
Applications,may be obtained and returned at the
sheriffs office, 900 E. Summit St. Wauchula, FL
by 4:00 p.m., February 18, 2013.
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HELP WANTED
DETENTION DEPUTY
$34,66000

The Hardee County \Sheriff's Office is seeking
Florida Certified Correction Officers. Applicants
must possess a current certification in Corrections
and meet the requirements set forth by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Training and
Standards Commission. Applicants 'must success-
fully complete the personnel selection process set
forth by the Sheriff's Office.
Applications may be obtained and returned to the
Sheriff's Office at 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL,
By 5 p.m., Feb. 15, 2013. If other accommodations
are necessary, call the Sheriff's Office, 863-773-
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Classifieds


COW HAY Coastal/Tiftor rolls $35,
delivered for $10 extra. 813-344-
6402. 2:7-3:7p
NOW PURCHASING citrus fruit
for the 2012/13 season for
Chapman Fruit Co. Call Frank
Vasquez 781-4133. 12:13-5:30p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2012/13 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
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2004 DODGE INTREPED $2,000,
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FIRST UNITED METHODIST
Church of Wauchula is seeking a
contemporary style worship
leader. For questions or to submit
resumes please email wauchulal
stumc@embarqmail.com by
February 25. 2:7,14p
FARM WORKER gathering and
processing produce, to include
cleaning, packaging and ship-
ping. 40 hr/wk @ $16,910/yr; days
& hrs. vary; no exp. req. Call Mr.
Alan Hall, Wauchula, FL of Severt
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and sits on a nice 5 acre tract, beautiful oaks, pin
$95,000! tos! Pole barn & 2]
$420,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Commer-
cial property on US17! 38 stor- PRICE REDUCE]
age units w/partial roof, city Little Gasparilla
utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as is"! Condo. 2BR/2BA,
NOW $200,000! $220,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 50- acs in PRICE REDUC
NE Desoto Co; deer, turkey, Great home in Poj
wild hogs, beautiful live oaks, 2.5+ acs. 2 miles
improved pasture, pond & $138,000!
creek. NOW $190,000!
REALTOR A.ssOCfATrS AFTER Hfo inS


ED! 20 acs
on Hwy 17.

ED! 10 ac
ge. Great for
or homesite.

D!. 38.5 acs
'er w/lots of
es &-palmet-
BR/2BA MH.

D! Paradise:
Island-Beach
Gulf front.

ED! Wow!
)ash area on
from town.


PC EMPIRE, P/T promotional
position, must be energetic, 767-
1520. 2:7,14p
FIRST BAPTIST CHILDREN'S
Academy is now accepting appli-
cation for two full time teachers'
assistants. Prior completion of
State Mandated Training is pre-
ferred but not required.
Applicants must apply In person
at: 1570 W. Main Street,
Wauchula. For more details,
please call 863-773-9185,
7-5:30 pm, M-F. C10HA0517. 2:7c


F/T PERMANENT BOOKKEEPER
position, experience preferred,
MUST BE bilingual. Apply in per-
son at 120 N. 4th Avenue,
Wauchula. 2:7,14c


INTERN. Bilingual, English and
Spanish Assisted Living Facility,
must pass step 2 drug test, 863-
773-6829. 1:24-2:21 p


FOUND: LAKE DALE area cow
with B5 brand. Call to claim 863-
448-2950. 1:31 nc
LOST: 2 bulls, 1 Cha. and 1
Angus, Steve Roberts Special
area, 863-773-3757. 1:31,2:7p


DARK BRONZE METAL glass slid-
Ing doors, double payned, tinted
$100. Call 863-832-0334. 2:7-3:7p
HANDICAP SCOOTER, good con-
dition, with charger, $300, 863-
832-0181. 1:31,2:7p
GOT ROACHES? GOT BED-
BUGS? Kill them all with famous
Harris Roach and Bedbug prod-
ucts. Available at: Ace Hardware,
222. E. Oak St., Wauchula, 863-
773-3148 and Ace Hardware, 320
N. Charleston Ave., Ft. Meade,_
863-285-8158. J_:31p-2:21p

He who smiles rather than
rages is always the
stronger.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
02/21/2013 at &-00 am the follow-
ing vehicles will be sold for tow-
ing and storage charges pursuant
to FS. 713.78.
2010 Dodge
Vin # 1B3CB4HA1AD571469
Sale will be held at Roberts
Towing 377 Old Dixie Hwy.,
Bowling Green, FL 33834.
863-375-4068
We reserve the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.
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Dan I NA *n i
Mon. Wed. 10 O- 6pm; Fri. & Sat. 10..-7p,/Closed Thursday & Sunday
3505 US HwY 17 S ZOLFO SPRINGS cl:o10.c







\ | ^y i plus tax


I Golf Cart Batteries
S(Se( Of6 PowerTron SixVolt)
Pick-up & Delivery not Included with this offer.
I Must bring coupon to receive offer.' I
16- -- - --.-.- .-.-.-..
ONSITE INSTALLATION. NOW AVAILABLE








Realtors
NOEY A. FLORES, BROKER
310 Court St.
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 Noy A. Flores
www.floresrealty.net BROKER .
863-781-4585


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK!









WAUCHULA- 4BR/2BA Mobile Home on 20+/- acres with
central air & heat on a private road. Completely fenced for
cattle or horse, large open living area, garden tub, carport,
and front porch. Home sits to the back of the property
for lots of privacy. Offered at $175,000
WAUCHULA 7.43 Acres on MLK Blvd Zoned Farm
Residential Close to town Priced at $37,900
BOWLING GREEN 3BR/1BA CB home on 50x138 lot. 1468
Total sqft. Nice landscaping. Offered at $59,900.00
ZOLFO SPRINGS 3BR/2BA Frame home on Hwy 17 Corner
Lot Zoned Commercial Outbuildings Lots of Opportunities -
Priced to Sell at $135,000
WAUCHULA Wooded vacant lot! 2.75 +/- acres on St Rd 64
West, great residential building lot with lots of big oaks. Priced to
sell at $29,900

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
L Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! L=
After Hours

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KENNY SANDERS......781-O153 KAREN O'NEAL....... 781-7633
KEVIN SANDERS .-990-3093 MONICA-REAS........781-0888
DAVID ROYAL.........781-3490 JIMMY EDENFIELD....448-2821
HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA. FL 33873
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UKC REGISTERED Redbone
Cbonhounds, 8 wks., $450/
female, $500/male, 864-448-3048.
1:31,2:7p
ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you' can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 .requires that all cats and
dogs sold In Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites; tfc-dh



FOR RENT/LEASE OR SALE.
Historic 3BR, 2B white house. 121
S. 7th Ave., Wauchula. Across
from new city hall. 863-773-3255.
2:7nc
COUNTRY CEDAR Home, 5 acres,
3BR/2BA, $175,000. 863-375-
2389, 781-9470. 1:17-2:14p
1/4 ACRE MH lot at Charlie Creek
Estates, $10,000 firm, 863-899-
1714. 1:10tfc


4/2 FENCED 1 1/2 acre, fence 8'
high. 245-1351. 2:7-3:7nc


2BR, 1B MH for rent in Bowling
Green, 863-773-2859. 2:7,14p
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, Duplex,
$550 month, $550 deposit, 773-
0100. 6:21 tfc
*RENT-TO-OWN*
MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms..Cheaper then paying
rent. Close to schools and hospi-
tal. Lot rent $300. Se habla
espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-
698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc
ULLRICH'S STORAGE UNITS,
several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. &
Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 773-
9291. 3:22tfc
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


Small Office, Large Shop Area.
Great Location on Hwy.17! Call
today! 863-781-3067. 2:7c

One cow produces from
200,000 to 350,000 glasses
of milk in her lifetime.


We offer the BEST and MOST AFFORDABLE
computer services in Wauchula! Free Diagnosis!
*Computer, Cell Phone, TV & Electronics Repair
*Electronics Sales & Installations
*Security Cameras & Systems
*Fax & Notary Services -Computer Classes
863-767-1520 www.PcEmpire.Org
748 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula





YOUR TIRE HEADQUARTERS
5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green L

New Tire Changer & Balancer
1R11bI Can Do 26" Wheels
i.....,. MOIM" l SArtUD~1 8 ... -6 .. /
/ Foreign and Domestic Cars, / Diesel Engines
Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions




HARDEE CAR COMPANY
(across from First National Bank)

But HERE PAY HERE





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Mon.-Sat. 9am


- 7pm Sun. 1pm- 6pm


773-6667
-Also-
Billy a Janice's Rentals Bowling Green Flea Market
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Classifieds


LYDIA'S HOUSE CLEANING
Services available. Call 863-773-
0877. 1:31tfc
4,000 SQ. FT. ROOM available for
special events, 863-832-3438.
1:24tfc
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,
Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. -6:7tfc-dh
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula.tffc-dh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number., tfc-dh
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


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


JIM 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 Dusty Albritton


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
REDUCED! 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath mobile home
with a 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached mother in law
apartment. Fenced 2 i acres with a pole barn.
Asking $69,500
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 cov-
ered entertainment aiea. 12 foot ceilings plus
many more attributes! $330,000


1 Real
iEr Rick Knight (863) 781-1396
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664


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
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
Mini-warehouse for sale in town. 19 units that
are all rented. $155,000. Call for details..
Convenience store located on Martin Luther
King Jr Avenue. Great cash flow potential. 2 cool-
ers, 1 freezer and all shelving included. Good
return on investment. $289,000
NEW LISTING! 15 acres of pasture with scat-
tered trees, creek, barn '& recessed entrance.
Located West of Wauchula on a paved road.
$90,000
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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THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NO'r broken prescription
eyeglasse,- -.-s and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. tfc-dh


MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large items. 773-3069. 1:12tfc
HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
Helping Sherry White Ministries
help others! 912 Hwy. 17 South
(across from McDonalds)
Wauchula, 863-773-9777.
11:15tfc
LYDIA'S HOUSE THRIFT STORE
Helping ladies overcome 102
Carlton 'Street (directly behind
Heaven Scent), Wauchula, 863-
773-3034. 11:15tfc
THE MUSTARD SEED THRIFT
Store. Helping Sherry White
Ministries help others! Donations
appreciated/ volunteers wel-
come! 132 Hwy 17 South
Wauchula, 863-773-6153.
11:15tfc
BIG YARD SALE Saturday 7-1,
747 Popash Road, Wauchula.
2:7p
HANNAH'S HOPE CHEST, across
from Giovannis. ALL donations
appreciated. Receive a blessing;
Donate and/or Volunteer. Cass @
863-832-1288. 2:7-21 p
,BIG YARD SALE! Saturday 8-?
592 Sypress St. N.E., Wauchula.
2:7p
COMMUNITY-WIDE Sale.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 9-? Country
Manor Apts. SR 62. Furniture,
appliances, clothes and much
morel 2:7p


Violins weigh less than 16 ounces yet resist string ten-
sion of over 65 pounds.

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears it is true.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer


b Motor & Transmission
l HERE .I No T
Sandra C*****_aa**l Jimmy
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SE HABLA ESPANOL
U.S. Hwy. 17 Bowling Green 375-4441
$ Huge Discounts for Cash Deals $
* 24 Hour Towing Service Lowest Possible Rates Fast and Reliable
781-3090 or 781-3091 cli:10fc


ROBERT'S TOWING
375-4068 or 781-8195


377 OLD BOWLING




Light Medium Heavy Towing .
Low Boy Services C see


Hearn's Auto Cleaning Service
Car Wash and Wax
Carpet and Seat Cleaning
Buff Compounding
Headliners Replaced
Vinyl Top
Motor, Cleaning ,, ,
Hwy. 17 &SIk 6 6
Zolfo Springs r25:7 / (863) 735-1495




Elsa V. Gonzalez
Income Tdx Service & Notary


Authorized e-filer





404 Wisconsin Ave. Wauchula

'8863-781-3631
elsavg@embarqmail.com c2p


L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
Plenty of space in this large home! 3B/2.5Bths,
screened patio, living, dining, family rooms,
inside utility, outside utility bldg.; possible 4th
bedroom and office. $139,000
SEE THIS 3B/1.5Bth home located west Zolfo
Springs, large family room, central A/C, all
appliances included. $112,000
2B/2Bth M/H, carpet floors, inside utility and
storage shed. $35,000

( SERVICE YOU
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.RJ., Broker
ASSOC
DELOIS JOHNSON 781-2360
STEVE JOHNSON 781-0518
SUE BIRGE 781-3536


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Ken Lambert
Executive Home in lovely neighborhood!
4B/3Bth, built in 2006 with all modern tonve-
niences, tile and carpet floors, fireplace, 3 car
garage, wood deck; great curb appeal. $284,900
Move-In-Ready! 3B/4Bth CB/Stucco home with
new kitchen, large rooms, wet bar, wine cellar, in
ground pool, spa and many more amenities.
5836 total sq, ft. situated on .87 acre. Call to see!
$240,000

:AN COUNT ON ['
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker


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


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FILL DIRT INC .




Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 ci]4:9tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


3/2 2300 sq ft CB on Lake Carrie in Lake Placid.
Has canal leading to famous Lake June.
Totally Renovated. Will trade for improved
pasture land in Hardee or Highlands counties.
$239,900 *
Call 863-699-0220 Email bljbarb@yahoo.com


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Located Rt. 60 & 39 PLANT CITY

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Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161
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FOR YOUR BUDGET

3BR,2BATH
Delivery & Setup
A/C & Heat
Skirting & 2 Sets
Steps Included

Starting at
$479420000
Financing Available

PAYMENTS CHEAPER
THAN RENT!







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10 HOURS A MONTH!

That's all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be a.
Guardian Ad Litem.

773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave message.)




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need lower rent.?
See if you qualify call

735-2222 or 773-5717T


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ASHBROOK REALTY
Your home. Your land. Our specialty.
2BR/1B CB HOME ON 2.5 AC, detached garage, 3rd BR possible,
short sale. $120,000 /
2AC COMMERCIAL CORNER LOT in Arcadia on Hwy 31 near
H%% 70. $69,500 t. F
TIP OF THE DAY: Coirectly pricing your home
for sale is the best marketing tool available to
sellers in order to attract the greatest number of'
buyers. Your Realtor can help!
Post Office Box 37 Wauchula 33873
(888) 660-6693 office (863) 767-0565 office U'
(863) 832-0130 cell I
www.ashbrookrealty.com .1SA1N L RRiM?.SO
sandy@ashbrookrealty.com Broker


Florida State Fair


Feb. 7.18



Hardee County Fair%

Feb. 16F23



Pioneer Park Days

Feb. 27 Mar. 3


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
.1989 LANDA
VIN: LB043443J889
8:00 A.M. FEB..20, 2013
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL -N


I .Hardee County Demo-
cratic Women's Club, meet-
ing and bingo, Thousand
Trails R. V. Park, 2555 U.S.
17 South, Wauchula (just
north of Zolfo Springs), 5:15
p.m.
THURSDAY FFBR 14


*Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave, Wauchula, 5 p.m.




It's Love 8

Your Library

Month!,
February is "Love Your
-Library" month nationwide.
Communities throughout the
United States are being urged to
show that love, and the Hardee
County Public Library has a
special' display set up to allow
users here to express what they
love most about the local
library.
Stop in today and check it
out.


Another good way to love' the
library is to donate any "gently,
used" books, CDs or DVDs you
no longer want to the Friends of
*the Library Used Book Store,
located within the library. All
proceeds from thee store go' to
enhance the 'library and help
make it trul'v "the heart of the
community.",
The Hardee County Public
Library is located at 315 N
Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17) in Wau-
chula. It is open Monday
through Friday. Call 773-6438
for times and further inforina-
tion.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1991 OLDS
VIN: 1G3CW53L8M4341594
8:00 A.M. FEB. 20,2013
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE ,
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL


The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed
pause.
-Mark Twain
You're not getting older, you're getting better. An apple tree is at its prime when its
about 50 years old. ThIe United States produces about 100 million barrels of apples a
year.

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"AM-' STHi'HEALTY
Each office independenti l i \ned amnd opetaled


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Robert Hinerman
227-0202


Nancy Craft
832-0370


LOOKING FOR A PREMIER HOME ON 5
ACRES? 4BR, 2 1/2 Bth, Formal LR, DR, FR,
Ultra Modern Kitchen w/Breakfast RM,
Vaulted Ceilings. Laundry Room has ample
cabinetry, sink, w/tank-less hot water
heater, w!working space. 3 Car Garage
w/storage areas. Separate 2 BR, 1 Bth
Mother-In-Law Suite. The property features
a two stall horse barn with tack room. The
Home and Mother-in-Law Suite overlooks
lovely pond and acreage.
A QUIET FAMILY HOME! 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. Priced
$159.900
NEXT TO NOTHING ACREAGE SUR-
ROUNDS!! Only S60.000 in this 3 BD, 2Bth
MH on 9.54 acres located In a country set-
ting.
PRICE REDUCTION!! Check out these 5
acres of peaceful Paradise! Property is
secluded and yet only 10 minutes from
town. $75.000
COMFORT HOME!! 3/2 home built In 2007
In Avon Park Lakes. The home has stain-
less steel appliances, laminated wood
floors, double car garage, and much more.
Priced @ S89.900.
HOME ON CUL-DA-SACI 3 Bedroom 2 Bath
Family House. 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 han-
dler & HT. pump, LGE 2 car carport, Extra
storage BLD. PRICED AT $158,900.
THIS HOUSE CHANGED ITS WAY! This 3
bedroom 1 bath concrete home is a must
see. Owner has renovated In and expanded
living area into what used to be the garage.
The bathroom and kitchen has new tile
floors and the whole Interior has been
painted, the roof was replaced after hurri-
canes and there is a very large shed/work-
shop in the back. Priced at S75.000
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
Mae Properties


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


Richard Dasher Victor Salazar
781-0162 245-1054


MOBILE HOME W/ ACREAGE! Take a look at
this cute 3 BD, 2Bth mobile home located on
5.14 acres In Zolfo Springs. Priced at
$134.900
GREEN ACRES INDEED!! 40 acres on the
corner of Vandolah Rd. and Dink Albritton
with 12 acres of plastic, ready to farm! The
remaining acreage is cleared with a one acre
POND on the back corner. Asking S7.500 per
acre.
ACRES!! 10 acres On Vandolah Rd. that cur-
rently has some producing orange trees.
This piece of land can be purchased alone or
with a 40 acre parcel nearby. Asking price
S60,000.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!! This is a PRIME
location right on Highway 17 In Bowling
Green. Priced at $39.500
GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! This 3 BR, 2 BTH
customs home has great amenities for com-
fortable living. Screen back porch w/hot tub,
34 FT. screen pool and patio, master
Bedroom French doors open to this area of
relaxation and recreation. Family RM
w/wood burning fireplace and vaulted cell-
ing. Must see this home to appreciate the
beauty and comfort.
HOME SWEET HOME! this 3 bedroom, 2
bath mobile home is almost brand new,
everything Inside is SPOTLESS. Come by
and take a LOOK!I Asking Price S64.900
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. This home Is priced at sell
@ S85.000
A SIMPLY SATISFYING STARTER!! This
home is ready for you! Fully FURNISHED
with everything you need to make yourself at
home, perfect for a couple from up north or
a newlywed from down south. This home
has granite countertops in the kitchen and
the bathrooms, there are also two sheds out-j
side with plenty of storage space. $53.000
THE BUSINESS OF SUCCESS! Make it yours
with this strategically located commercial
property on .6 Acres including 3 lifts and
large air compressor. 2400 SF in mechanic
building, 624 SF In office building. Close to
US HWY 17. S169.900
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING on newly
renovated 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath Town home
located on East Oak Street with 10% down.
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THURSDAY FEB. 7
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
*VHardee County Com-
mission and Planning &
Zoning Board, joint meeting
on Mosaic annual review,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m. ,
SATURDAY, FEB. 9
VHardee County Dem-
ocratic Committee, open
executive meeting, Heritage
Park, South Seventh Avenue
and Main Street, Wauchula,
11 a.m.
MONDAY. FEB. 11
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY FEB. 12
VTobacco Free Partner-
ship, monthly meeting,- Har-
dee County Health Depart-
ment auditorium, 115 K. D.
Revell Road (off U.S. -17
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Put Health First this Season by Getting a Flu Shot
The winter season with its according to the National have other factors increasing
many holidays is an important Council on Aging (NCOA), their risk of complications
time for families, to get together whose Flu + You initiative is should they contract the flu."
and share traditiOns among gen- educating seniors and their fam- So while washing your hands
.erations.. Unfortunately, too ilies about the risks of influenza can be beneficial, take the nexi
often it is also a time to share and the importance of getting step to help protect the whole
colds and 'flu. While hygiene an annual flu shot. family by getting a flu shot. It's
measures, such as covering "The NCOA knows how not too late. The peak of flu sea-
coughs and sneezes, washing important the holidays are to son occurs anywhere from late
and disinfecting hands and fre- older adults and their families," November through March. In
quently touched surfaces, and said Rick Birkel, PhD, MPA, fact, as long as influenza virus-
limiting contact with others Senior Vice President of es are in circulation, even in the
when sick',can help reduce the Healthy Aging, Director of the spring, it is beneficial to get
spread of' respiratory illness, Self-Management Alliance at vaccinated. After immuniza-
when it comes, to the -flii the NCOA. "This is why "we are tion, it takes about two weeks
best way to avoid infection is to urging families to take steps to for the vaccine to help protect
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'Cat Baseball In


Tourney Play


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Wildcat baseball.gets
'a pre-season start with a two-
day tournament at Fort Meade.
The 'Cats are also in action
next week at the Highlander
Invitational in Lake Wales.
The season starts in earnest
with a double-header at Avon
Park on Feb. 19, with the junior
varsity playing at 4:30 and the
varsity at 7 p.m.
The Wildcats open at home
on Feb. 22 against Fort Meade
before taking a trip to Brad-
enton.to face Bayshore on Feb.
25. A visit from Frostproof on
Feb. 27 is followed by a trip to
Sebring on Feb. 28.
Early March features a pair of
double-headers against south-
ern rival DeSoto, there on
March 7 and home March 12,
sandwiching a home game
against Sebring on March 8.


From there, it's a variety of
home and road encounters
through April 18's home game
against Avon Park. All regular
season games are at 7 p.m.
Head Coach Steve Rewis,
and assistants Brian Alexy,
Travis Todd, Ryn Heine and
Hoppy Rewis have a blend of
seniors, juniors and sophs to
take the field.
Hardee lost 10 seniors to
graduation, but juniors moving
up to lead the Wildcats are now
seniors Cole Choate, Justin
Forrester and Vince Grimsley.
Backing them up are juniors
Luke Winter, Dustin Goodwyn,
Tyler Hewett, Armando Alamia,
Luke Palmer, Garrett Albritton,
Kramer Royal, Wyatt Maddox
and newcomer David Dolcater.
Rounding out the roster are
sophs Cody Spencer, Mason
Gough and Tanner Durden.


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Suiting up for the varsity Wildcats are (kneeling, from left) David Dolcater, Luke Winter, Mason Gough, Cole Choate,
Dustin Goodwyn, Tyler Hewett, Armando Alamia and Tannor Durden; (back row) Luke Palmer, Vince Grimlsey, Cody
Spencer, Justin Forrester, Garrett Albritton, Kramer Royal, Kris Johnson and Wyatt Maddox.


2013 Wildcat Baseball
Feb. 7-8 Fort Meade Tourney Away
11-15 Lake Wales Tourney Away
19 Avon Park Away
22 Fort Meade -HOME
25 Bayshore Away
27 Frostproof HOME
28 Sebring Away
Mar. 7 DeSoto Away.
8 Sebring HOME
12 DeSoto HOME
19 Auburndale Away
20 Bayshore HOME
21 Teneroc HOME
26 Lake Placid HOME
28 Lake Placid Away
Apr. 2 Auburndale HOME
5 Lake Wales HOME
9 Teneroc Away.
10 Frostproof Away
12 Lake Wales Away
17 Fort Meade Away
18 Avon Park HOME
22-26 District Tourney HOME
All games 7 p.m. except Tournaments
Head Coach: Steve Rewis
Assistants: Brian Alexy, Travis Tubbs,
7Ryn IHinOs and Happy Rewis
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Ron Ackermann subbed for
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Merillat led the .prayer, Ron
Swearingin led the U.S. Pledge
\and I led the Canadian Pledge.
The 50/50 winners were
Linda and Steve Gray, Chelsa
and Leroy Robbins, Lot 455
and Aurele and Aideen Dufour.
Tickets were given out to those
whol are attending the dinner
prior to the auction on March 2.
BINGO,
Sherry Chimberlain won the
large jackpot on Jan. 25 and the-
small jackpot was split between
Jim George and Richard Smith.
On Jan. 28, Giselle Tremllay
Won the large jackpot 'and the
small jackpot was split between
Shirley Glessner, Tina Spoor,
Judy Shepard and Kathy Ubar.
SATURDAY-DANCES
Our next dance is our
Valentine's Dance this Saturday
with The Nites Lites. We had a
really good turnout for our last
dance with Buddy Canova and
We hope everyone will come
this Saturday.
MOVIE THEME PARTY
Ticketl.are now ion sale for
- :our annual-dinner and dancebn
"Feb. 23 staining a' p.m You
can get dressed as a movie star
or movie character, or you don't.
have to get dressed up. Chrissy
Harriman will play for the
dancestarting at 8 p.m.
ANNUAL PARTIES
Indiana Days will be held
Feb. 16. There is a signup sheet
in the games room. Canada
Day will be Friday, March 1.
SCORES
Mixed Golf. Jan. 28: Orange
Ball winners were Len Walter,
Norm Batchelor, Claire Trem-


blay and Fred Leverone.
Shuffling, Jan. 29: Three-
game winners were Bob
Beshel, Gary Householder, Bob
Kramer, Carol Merillat and Don
Plumley.
Bowling, Jan. 30: First, Team
2; second, 3 Guys & I Gal; and
third, Big J's.
Bocce, Jan. .30: The' Lilac
,Team is in first place.
CHURCH NEWS
By Shirley Glessner
Our church service began on
Jan. 27 with Maxine Stromme
greeting us as hymns were
played by Linda Gray on organ
and Carole Jones on piano.
Pastor Bob Winne opened the
.service with everyone' singing
"Thank You' Lord."
Pastor Winne gave a sermon
on rejoicing and being happy in
our lives. God provides us with
things in our lives to, give us
.enjoyment. Remember that
things are 'not important; we
cannot take these things with us
when we leave this earth. To
know God as Lord and Savior is-
more important than anything
that"He gives us on earth.
The choir under the direction
of Linda Gray sang "Amazing
Grace" accompanied by Corene
Carpenter on piano. Don
Merillat gave the; offering
prayer. Clint Ralph and Earl
Folnsbee collected the offering.
Hymns were "Blessed As-
surance," "When We All Get to
Heaven" and "Sweet By and
By."
Our service 'closed with
prayer and the singing of "God
Be with You; Till We Meet
Again."


Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills
Around the Park found a new place to put the
At "Meet and Greet" game. It will now be behind the
Saturday, Ray and Linda greet- horseshoe pit.
ed each guest with a big smile, Pokeno
a coffee cup and doughnuts. There were five players, and
We, had several new people. Eddie Philips bagged again.
Each told where they were from One thing about this game, the
and a little about their life. girls have a lot of fun trying to
Z Dave and I had a wonderful take each other's pennies.
week with a visit from our They have asked me to join
daughter, Debi Mace from them, but when that sun shines,
Utah, and my twin sister, Pat I don' like to be indoors.
Daugherty from Ohio. Wii bowling
Elina Henderson is doing There were 11 bowlers, and
well and should be' out of the Charlie lost his place this week.
hospital soon. Seems that Mike Yaw took the
Horseshoes honors.. Mike had 206 average
The horseshoe tournament and high game of 223.
will soon be, and the players are Shuffleboard
gearing up to see who will win We had nine players, and
the trophies It is so nice to hear needed another one, so Cathy
the encouraging words when Gaylog was coaxed into playing
one gets ringers. These guys are with us. It seems like when we
out there twice a day, pouring talk someone into playing with
their hearts out. us, they seem to excel, and that
Exercise is what Cathy did. She got the
Jan .Parks has introduced a winning honors and was all so
new exercise program that will happy.
help all of the body. We had Bingo
seven present last Monday. The Joyce Longueuil won the
new days will be. Monday, 50/50.'Nobody won the jackpot
Wednesday, and Fridays at 10 or the jar. Now that is very
A ..,- ^... ual.,Fie m.rchant.certifi-
Corn Hole cates were given, out to different
We have quite a group inter- players.
ested in corn hole. Bruce has





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Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann Gregg


TOP HAND YOUTH RODEO BANQUET
I think it was Arnold Schwarzenegger, in his movie
"Terminator," who gave us the famous line "I'll be back." Well,
I'm back needed a short break, but back to rodeo news.
The Top Hand Youth Rodeo, formerly of Hardee County, has
had its home in Myakka City the last few years, at Winding Trail
Arena. Some of our youth still head over there from October
through June for the monthly rodeo. The banquet was held on June
12, following the finals.
And Hardee County did pretty well.
The Tots Division saw Tiny Tots J.D. Scott (whose dad, James,
graced the cover page of The Herald-Advocate riding a bronc for
the Hardee County Cattleman's Association annual ranch rodeo),
and Baylee Hobbs (whose grandmother resides here). They com-
pete in barrels, pole-bending and goat undecorating, and Baylee
braves those woolly sheep in the mutton-bustin' event.
Regular Toqs are Matt Webb, who won a leather breastcollar
for placing fourth in the goat-tying event, and honorary Hardee
Countiari Cayden Newsome (whose exploits will close this col-
umn).
Matt's older brother, Tony Webb, competes in the roping
events of breakaway and tie-down. At this age, the youth does the
roping, then an adult flanks the calf, turning it back over to the
youth to complete the tying. So Tony's dad, Justin, gets a workout


at all of these youth rodeos! Tony placed fourth in breakaway rop-
ing, and won a beautiful leather breastcollar for placing third'in the
tie-down event.
The lone Senior from Hardee County is Hailey Andrews. This
tough cowgirl takes on the barrels, poles and goat-tying. Her spe-
cialty is the pole-bending event, in which she took second place to
also win a beautiful leather breastcollar. And I heard that she is one
of the Miss Hardee County contestants, so all of you rodeo folk go
to shackelfordphotography.com. click on the voting link on the left
side, then click on "Vote" and give Miss Hailey a vote for Miss
Internet Photogenic!
I saved Cayden Newsome for last because his wins at this


Senior cowgirl Hailey Andrews shows off her beautiful
breastcollar with Use Blanton for her second-place win
in pole-bendina.


youth rodeo were astounding!
Cayden took top honors (first place) in both pole-bending and
breakaway roping to garner two new shiny buckles for his rapidly
increasing collection, second place in barrels, and third place in
goat-tying. All of which equaled a new saddle as the Tots Cowboy
All-Around Champion! Pretty soon Mom and Dad will have to
build a new barn to store all those saddles in that Cayden is win-
ning!
Congratulations to all of you, and good luck in the current sea-
son at Top Hand!


Tots All-Around Cowboy Champion Cayden Newsome
with his newest saddle.


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
Tiny Tot J.D. Scott shows off his brand-new feed bucket.


Tiny Tot Baylee Hobbs receives her brand-new feed
bucket from Lise Blanton.,


Tot Matt Webb receives his leather breastcollar from Lise
Blanton for placing fourth, in the goat-tying event.


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Agency (the Board) will hold the regular scheduled meeting Monday, February 11,-
2013 immediately 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.cityofwauchula.com.
The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the Board hereby advises
that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with 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-
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to be based.
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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.
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Community Redevelopment Agency
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If It Were Your Last


By DESTINY THOMPSON
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What's your name?
A: Carsbie Mitchell.
Q: When and where were you
born?
A: March 2, 1948, in Memphis, Tenn.
Q: What's your best childhood
memory?
A: My best childhood memory was
growing up with no responsibility, and
no worries about what tomorrow brings.
Just knowing that my mom and dad
would take care of me : hat all was
well.
Q: What was your best friend's
name, and y'all's favorite thing to do
together?
A: My best friehd'sname was
Charlee Mosely. We grew up as neigh-
bors, and did practically everything
together, such as ride bikes, make skate-
bdards. We also played sports together,,
like basketball, baseball and football.
Q: What motivated you as a kid
and why?
A: My father, because he was a very
hard worker and also showed me you
can't get nothing for free.
Q: Ilow many brothers and sisters
did you have and who was your
favorite? ,
A: I have four brothers and no sisters.
Out of my brothers Bedford, William
Leroy and James, James was also my.
favorite, because we just got along so
great..
Q: What's your.mother's name and
what was your favorite thing about
her?
A: My mom's name was Vera Lee
Mitchell. And my favorite thing about
my mom was that I was her baby, and I
got my way all the time:'
Q: What was your father's name,
and what was your favorite thing
about him?
A: My father's name was Bedford
Mitchell. And my favorite thing about
him was he was a very laid-back hard-
,working man, %%ho also speni 37 years
F'-4his lifew0trking'- a railroad. :
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Q: What was your favorite thing to
do as a teen?
A: Well, as a teenager I was very
focused and dedicated to my education,
so I spent most of my time reading and
studying and occasionally went out to
school dances and enjoyed myself.
Q: How was life back in your day
as a teenager?
A: Back in my teenager days, every-
thing was inexpensive and simple.
There was no violence and other things
that teenagers have to- experience today.
Q: Where was your first job and
what was it like?
A: My first job was I worked in the
cotton fields. I chopped cotton from sun
up to sun down. I got paid $3 a day.
This was a very hard, abusive job.
Q: Did you graduate from high
school?
A: No, I did not graduate from high
school. I dropped out to-go get my GED
in the military.
Q: How old were you when you
enlisted in the military, and why did
you go?
A: When I enlisted in the military I
was 19 years old, and I'went because
one of myn close friends was going and
told me I should join with him. ,
Q: What was your best memory
from the military? J
A: My favorite 'memory from the mil-
itary was the brotherhood we shared.
Also, how it wasn't about the color of
our skin, we were all equal.
Q: How was it growing up?
A: I grew up in a time of slavery and
racism. It was very hardback in my
time o'f growing lip..
Q: Were you or anyone in your
family- slaves. If so, what was it like
for them?
A: My mother and father were slaves.,
Back then it was a typical thing. You
knew what you had to do, every day :
was the same.
Q: What was important to you,
growing up aid why?
A: Tr\ ing to please my family, but
m"mainly m.i mother and father. It ~Va~ '


important for me to please them,
because one of my biggest fears is to be
a disappointment. That's why I strive to
be the best I could be in everything.
Q: What was your biggest chal-
lenge in life?
A: My biggest challenge in life was
trying to fit in and be apart.
Q: What's one of the hardest things
you ever had to go through and why?
A: The death of my parents. It was
hard because I had no one else to take
care of me.
Q: What were your biggest accom-
plish-
ments?
A: Going :" l E
into the 'j
military
and pursuing school after I got out.
Q: Do you have any kids? How old
were you then?
A: Yes, I have a son and he is 34
years .old. And I was 28 years old when
he came into the world.
Q: Did you go to church as a kid?
A: Yes, I grew up in church alongside
my mother and father, and four broth-
ers.
Q: What's your point of view on
life now that you lived it for a while?
A: To appreciate and to be thankful
for what you do have in life. And to
always remember there's someone out
there who has it worse than you.
Q: What's the firstthing that
comes to your mind when you see
things change from how they used to
be back in your day?
A: Mostly how people take 'things f6r
granted. Anid how they're not happy
with things in life that ihey do have and
always want something more.
Q: How does it make you feel when
you see people taking things for
granted?
A: It makes me feel wiser than they
are, simply because I can see their mis-
takes because I have already made
them.
Q: If you can change anything from
your past, what would it be?
A: I actually have t\o. One thing is'
that I should have sta, ed in school. soi
could ha\e gotten a better education.'


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The second thing was I should have
stayed in the military, so I could have
retired and received full benefits.
Q: Why do you live every day like
it's your last?
A: Because I don't know if I'll see
tomorrow, because only today is
promised.
Q: How do you think your life
would be if you would have finished
school and stayed in the military?
A: My life would have been more sat-
isfying and content, and full of happi-
ness.
Q: What makes you happy to wake
up in the morning?
A: Just knowing that it wasn't
promised to me, but yet the man
upstairs still blessed me with it.
Q: What's your everyday prayer?
A: I thank God He wakes me up to
see another day I've never seen before
and will never see again.
Q: What keeps you going?
A: My hope and faith. My hope that
things will get better and faith that it
will.
Q: Why is life so important to you?
A: Because it's all I have. And just
knowing that God made me in His own
image, in which He is perfect that in
hopes one day I, too, will be perfect.
Q:' What is your favorite moral in
life?
A: To treat others' how I want to be
treated. As I've grown older, I've real-
ized that life is too short to take the
small things for granted. I have also
learned to appreciate everything that life
brings my way. Because there comes a
time in life where it's too late. And I
believe you have to make your 6wn
happiness and live every day like it's
your last. But more importantly, don't
take life for granted cause you only get
one.

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


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JV Baseball


Begins Practice


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Although the start of the sea-
son is two weeks away, the'
-Iardee junior varsity Wildcats
are hard at spring practice.
Head Coach John Sharp and
assistant Willie Dickerson have
a mixed bag of returning sopho-
mores and incoming freshmen
to prepare for the next level. '
The season starts Feb. 19 at,
Avon Park, with the JV on the
front half of a double-header
with the Red Devils. The JV
squads will play at. 4:30 p.m.
and the varsity teams at 7.
Next up is.an unusual 6:30
p.m. game at Frostproof on Feb.
20, before Hardee begins a
three-game home stand to finish
out February, with Sebring' on
the 21st, Bradenton Bayshore
the 25th and a return matchup
with Frostproof on the 28th. All
those game are at 6 p.m..


March begins with another
double-header, at DeSoto on
March 7, with the JV game
again at 4:30. There's a 6 p.m.
game at Sebring on March 8,
before a return double-header
against DeSoto, this one on
Hardee turf at 4:30 p.m.
Then, it's back to a series of 6
p.m. games for the remainder of
the season, mostly road games,
with Mar. 28 and April 9 the
only ones at home.
Returning for another year on
the JV are sophs Zack Car-
ranco, Tanner Durden, Cesar
Fimbres, Tomas Gomez, Mikey
Heine and Devin Pearson.
Coming out for their first
high school season are Omar
Alamia, Tucker Albritton,
Ethan Cord, Austin Garcia, Seth
Magee, Charles Manley, Ruben
Olmos, Daniel Permenter,
Adam Salas, Dalton Tubbs and
Russell Weems.


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
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Cesar Fimbres, Mikey Heine, Ruben Olmos, Austin Garcia and Seth McGee; (back row) Russell Weems, Ethan Cord,
Devin Pearson, Dalton Tubbs, Daniel Perminter, Charle Manley, Zach Carranco and Tomas Gomez.


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ASAPP Held Dinner Banquet Jan. 31


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY From left are Sheriff Arnold Lanier, guest speaker Patrick Grady, County
Hardee High School ROTC Color Guard helped open the ceremonies Thursday night, Commissioner Colon Lambert and his wife Shawna Lambert. Colon Lambert said he
Jan. 31, at the Hardee Agri-Civic Center for 300 people who attended the Hardee was 43 and had never been drunk. He had great parents and a fine family life. He said
County Alliance for Substance Abuse and Pregnancy Prevention (ASAPP) event. The some kids have a tough home life and that the playing field is not level for everybody.
free dinner consisted of Delmonico steak, green beans, salad, rolls, squash, and He related hearing a little girl at a new foster home asking the lady, "Are you my new
strawberry shortcake. The welcome was given by Mrs. Florida Shawna Lambert and mother?".
ASAPP president Debi Tucker. ASAPP is seeking volunteers to help encourage chil-
dren to make wise choices in order to have a better life and community. I :


These children, assisted by Shawna Lambert, led the Pledge of Allegiance. They are
Savannah Blasingain, Peyton Davies, and Ricken Rickett. Wendell Cole, a deacon at
Oak Grove Baptist Church, gave the invocation. Guitarist Austin Judah provided
entertainment. Alma Albritton sang a song, and Sheriff Arnold Lanier said local law
enforcement is working hard with two prescription drug dropoffs a year, monitoring
store clerks on preventing underage buying of tobacco and alcohol, and warned about
new synthetic drugs.


From left are Mrs. Florida Shawna Lambert,. SAPP Coordinator Suzanna Lambert,
ASAPP President Debi Tucker, and singer Alma Albritton. Tucker said Hardee eighth
graders are taught abstinence to prevent teen pregnancy. Hardee traditionally has had
a high teen pregnancy rate. She and Steve Rogers said the big majority of Hardee
teens have not used alcohol (70 percent), tobbaco (88 percent), marijuana (89 per-
cent), or prescription drugs (97percent). Tucker said "own the upside rather than the
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Schedule of Weekly Services-


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ....... .......19:45 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 ........7:00 p.m.

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

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 .......:......... 1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion ....11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday ......:12:15 p.m.
' T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m.

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


BOWLING GREEN
PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
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.
Kidz 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.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday) School ..........10:00 a.m
Morning Worship ....... 100 a.m.
Disciples Training........ 6-00 pm.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....;..........6:00 p.m.

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

'. UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
.5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ... ,............10:.0 a.m.,
Morning Worship ... ..11 '00 a.m
Evening Worship ..... .. .6.00 p m
Wednesday
AWANA for Kids .. ...6:30 p.m
Wednesday Pra)er Time.... .7 00 p m

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
M? n LutiK King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
English Service ... ..... 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer..................:7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
Rainey Blvd.
863.781.1624
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Sunday Morning Service ....1 1:00 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.
S' dne.%day Evening Cell Gimupy
Adult Cell Group .. .. 7 00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group . .,. 7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group 7 00 p.m'..
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CHARLIE CREEK
SBAPTIST CHURCH ..
6885 State Road 64iast 773-3447
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1:00 a.m.
:Evening Worsip ........ 6'00 p.m,
Wednesday Worship .............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S.,FIqrida-Ave.
Sunday Bible Study':.............9:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service......10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

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

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


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


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

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. -773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...........I........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 ................0:40 a.m.
Evening Service ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182

Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.'

WEDnNIDAY:
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

Generations Caf6 Opens........9:30 a.m.,
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins. 10 15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast .......................... 10:45 a'.m:
Kids World B.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 .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King A, e.
773-6556
Sunday School .. ................9:30 a,m.
Morning Service ............ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..:.............6:00 l.m.
Tdes Y'outh Mininr., Meeting/
Bible Study ............. .. .....:6:00 p.m.
Wed'. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ...... ............9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sund4a Worship IC 100 a.m.
Casual Sunda) W\orship 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.
Worship................ .............10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &


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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010


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

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 NiT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. ,
767-0023
Morn. Worship
(lst & 3r Sun.) ...............8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ........ 9......9:45 a.m.,
NMorning'Wrship ....W.R:..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..9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
.ednesday 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" & 31' Sun.
Communion ....................0:00 a.m.
2" .&4a Sun. I
D Di. me Worship.............10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ..... ................ 11:15 an.m
S* Fellowship each Suqday 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 BAETIST CHURCH
1321 SIR. 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
1337Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ...............,...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday ..................................9:30 a.m .
Holy Days ........................................

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH


408 Heard Brid e Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (E glish) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:00 p.m.
Sunday(English) .... ..............8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) .... ..........11:00 a.m.
(Creole)......... .............. :00 p.m .
Catecismo ........................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 ZOLFO SPRINGS
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH


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

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 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 ....................:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service'............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ..............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11 15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship .....'.......7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ... ............ 10:00 a.m.
Church,................................. 10:00 a.m .
Youth Service ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer....................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..............7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ................ 7:00 p.m.,

ZOLFO SPRINGS,
COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ........1.......11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .........6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ...6:30 p ri
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .... . 10 00 am
Morning Worship . 11 00a m
Evening Worship .. .... 7.00 p m.
Wednesday ........................7. 30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OFZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sound .s School .. .. 1000 a.m.
Morning Worship. .... I.. 1I 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.
worshipp Serice .................1.......1:00 a.m.
Wedneda. Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FOX MEMORIAL
HOLINESS CHURCH
2344 Merle Langford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship ....10:00 a.m.
Sunday) Night Worship ...........6:00 p.m.'
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

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


2465 Oxendine Rd.
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Worship........... .....:........11:00 a.n.
Evening......... ................1:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning'Worship ................0:00 a.m.
Children's Church ................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth &F.T.H ............7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ...............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..........7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship...............7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ...............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo ..........11:00 a.m.
..............................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ......................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ...... ........6:00 p.m.
REALITY RANCH
COWBOY FELLOWSHIP
2-1/2 Miles east of -
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-781-1578
Sunday Service .................11:00 a.m.
ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 US. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ...............9:30 a.m..
Morning Worship ...................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ............::.7:00 p.m.
SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane
Domingo, Misa en Espanpl ..9:30 a.m.
Catecismo ......................... 11:00 a.m.
SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ..........10:00 a.m.
Servicio............................1.... 1:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club ..........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Meriendai............6:00 p.m.
Servicio............. ............. 8:00 p.m..
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Feb. 3, Roberto Christopher Rivas, 22, of 2224 Ralph Smith
Road, Wauchula; was arrested by Cpl. James Adler and charged
with DUI.
Feb. 3, W. L. Wilson, 33, of 1121 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave.,Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White on an out-of-
county warrant.
Feb. 3, criminal mischief on College Lane and on Sandpiper
Drive were reported.
Feb. 2, Thomas Sigala, 27, of 342 Rainey Blvd., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. John McLeod and charged with battery.
Feb. 2, Daniel Balderas, 4i, of 565 Cypress St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. John McLeod on two counts of withholding
support of children.
Feb. 2, Janet Lee Sherock, 52, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula,
was .arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with trespass-
ing failure to leave property upon request.
Feb. 2, Umberto David Salvador-Garcia, 29, of 3737 Myrtle
St., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and
charged with making a false report and perjury giving a false
loyalty oath.
Feb. 2, Stacie. Lanett Dees, 23, of 3221 Myrtle St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and charged
with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
Feb. 2, Christopher Martin Scroggs, 40, of 3221 Myrtle St.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by DTF and charged'with violation of.
probation.
Feb. 2, a theft on East Main Street was reported.
Feb. 1, a theft'on U.S. 17 North Was reported.
Jan. 31,tNelson Tyrone Lee, 31, of 16432 U.S. 19, Clearwater,
was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of marijuana.
Jan. 31, a theft on SR 62 was reported.
Jan. 30, Alberto Gonzalez, 61, of 990 NE 23rd St., Miami,
was arrested, by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with retail theft.
Jan. 30, Nicholas Ray Taylor, 20, of 213 Keeton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley and charged with
trespassing upon posted horticultural property, larceny and viola-
tion of probation.
Jan. 30, David Wayne Murphy, 32, of 4075 Dixiana Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Manuel Zuniga and charged
with cruelty toward a child.
Jan. 30, a residential burglary on Fish Branch Road, burglary
of a conveyance on East Main Street, and thefts on U.S. 17 North
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Jan. 28, Nuel Loyd King, 43, of 805 SR 66, Zolfo Springs,
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intoxication.
Jan. 28, Ricky Leo Gillis, 32, of 8008 Granada Road, Sebring,
was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge of violation of
probation.
Jan. 28, Kara Ann Smith, 23, of 250 Maxwell Dr., Wauchula,
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Jan. 28, Gilbert St. Ville, 41, of 1557 Washington St., Wau-
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Jan. 28, a residential burglary on Ballard Road was reported.
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Feb. 3, a theft on East Townsend Street was reported.
Feb. 2, a residential burglary on Eddy Street was reported.
Feb. 1, a theft on North Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17 South) was
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Jamn 30, a business burglary on North Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17
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Jan. 29, a residential burglary on River Chase Circle was
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Jan. 28, thefts on South Seventh Avenue and on Carlton Street
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.:25-2012-CA-000564

BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST
COMPANY, a North Carolina
banking corporation, successor-
In-interest to COLONIAL BANK
(f/k/a Colonial Bank, N.A.), by
acquisition of assets from the
F.D.I.C, as Receiver for Colonial
Bank,

Plaintiff,

vs.

WAUCHULA HARDWARE PROP-,
ERTIES, L.L.C., a Florida limited
liability company; FRED BILOW-
IT; ISRAEL SZMIGA; ERIC WOLF;
STEVEN WOLF; WINTER hAVEN
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES,
L.L.C.; and JOHN DOE #1,
UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSES-
SION;

Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT F.S. CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of
January, 2013, entered in Case
No.: 25-2012-CA-000564 of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit In and for Hardee County,
Florida wherein BRANCH BANK-
ING AND TRUST COMPANY is the
Plaintiff and WAUCHULA HARD-
WARE PROPERTIES, L.L.C., a
Florida limited liability company,
FRED BILOWIT, ISRAEL SZMIGA,
ERIC WOLF, STEVEN WOLF and
WINTER HAVEN COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES, L.L.C. are the
Defendants, the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Hardee County,
Florida will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash in the full amount of
the bid payable on the same day
of sale .at 417 W. Main Street,
Second Floor Hallway, outside of
Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873,
in accordance with' Section
45.031, Florida Statutes, at public
sale on February 20, 2013 at
11:00 a.m., the following
described real and personal
property to wit:

That part of Sections 9 and
10, Township 34 South,
Range 25 East; Hardee
County, Florida, described
as follows:
Commence at the
Northwest corner of the
South 1/2 of the Southwest
1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of
Section 10; thence run
West along the North line
of said South 1/2 a dis-
tance of 23.60 feet to a
point on the Northeasterly
right-of-way line for U.S.
Highway 17 and to the
Point of Beginning; thence
Northwesterly. along ..said.,'
right-of-way line a distance
of 253.93 feet to\ a point on
the North line of Lot 12,
Block B of R.F. Foster's
Addition to the Town of
Wauchula, as shown on
the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 3, Page 3-3, of
the Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida;
thence East, along the
North line of Lots 12 and
13 of said BlockB and
their Easterly extension,
83.59 feet to a point on the
West line of Lot 16 of
Foster's Addition to the
Town of Wauchula, as
shown on the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 2 through 41, of the
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida;. thence
North along the West line
of Lot 16, a distance of"
8.60 feet to the Northwest
corner' of Lot 16; thence,
East, along the North line
of Lot 16, a distance of
109.85 feet to the North-
east corner of Lot 16;
thence Southeasterly,
along the Easterly line of
Lot 16 and Its Southerly
extension, 58.71 feet to the
Northwest corner of Lot 8
of Foster's Addition;.
thence East along the
North line of Lot 8, a dis-
tance of 120 feet, more or
less, to the Westerly right-
of-way line for U.S.
Highway 17 (formerly the
Seaboard Coast Line
Railroad Company);
thence Southeasterly,
along said right-of-way
line, 576.70 feet, more or
less, to the North line of
the South 291.72 feet of
the South 1/2 of the
Southwest 1/4 of the
Northwest 1/4 of Section
10; thence West, along
said North line, parallel
with the North line of the
South 1/2 of the Southwest
1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of
Section 10, a distance of
203.00 feet; thence
Northwesterly 149.95 feet
to a point which lies 148.00
feet Eastt of the
Northeasterly right-of-way


line for U.S. Highway 17;
thence East, parallel with
said North line, 20.00 feet;
thence Northwesterly
143.45 feet to a point lying
168.00 feet East of said
right-of-way line; thence
West, parallel with said'
North line, 168.00 feet to
said right-of-way line;
thence Northwesterly,
along said right-of-way
line, 75.10 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
And that certain alley run-
ning East and West
between Lots 7 and 8 of
Foster's Addition to the
Town of Wauchula, as
shown on the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 1,'


Page 2 through 41 of the
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.

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
60 days after the sale.

VICTORIA L. ROGERS, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court


By: Conni
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 252013CP000002

IN RE: ESTATE OF

THOMAS GRAHAM JOHNSON,
SR.

Deceased.
/


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of THOMAS GRAHAM
JOHNSON, SR., deceased,
whose date of death was October.
2, 2012; File Number 252013-
CP000002, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The names and addresses
of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is. required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF-
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

'ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2).
YEARS OB-MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENPS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.-

The date of first publication of
this notice is: January 31, 2013.

Personal Representative;
DELOIS JOHNSON
P.O. Box 36
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire -
FBN:114278
dba@gendersalvarez.com'
Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire -
FBN: 146528
afd@gendersalvarez.com
GENDERS, ALVAREZ, DIECIDUE,
PA.
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
Phone: (813) 254-4744
Fax: (813) 254-5222

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-000432

Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as
Trustee for the Certificateholders
of Carrington Mortgage Loan
Trust, Series 2007-FRE1 Asset-
Backed Pass-Through
Certificates
Plaintiff,

vs.

Sandra P. McWhorter a/k/a
Sandra McWhorter and Juan. K.
McWhorter a/k/a Juan
McWhorter, Wife and Husband;
*et all.
Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPERTY

TO: Sandra P. McWhorter a/k/a
Sandra McWhorter; ADDRESS
UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 908
Alabama Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 and Juan K: McWhorter
a/k/a Juan McWhorter; ADDRESS
UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 908
Alabama Street, Wauchula, FL
33873

Residence unknown, if liv-
ing, including any unknown
spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has
remarried and if either or
both of said Defendants are
dead, their respective
unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, credi-
tors, lienors, and trustees,
and all other persons claim-
ing by, through, under or
against the named Defen-
dant(s); and the aforemen-
tioned named Defendant(s)
and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants


and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants
as may be Infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui
juris.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action has been com-
menced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property,
lying and being and situated in
Hardee County, Florida, more
particularly described as follows:

EAST 1/2 OF LOTS 6 AND 7,
BLOCK 5, AVALON PARK
SUBDIVISION, CITY OF
WAUCHULA, AS PER PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGES 2
THROUGH 75, ALSO IN
PLAT BAR A-26, IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

more commonly known as 908
Alabama Street, Wauchula, FL
33873.

This action has been filed
against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO,
FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP,
Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose
address is 4630 Woodland
Corporate Blvd., Suite 100,
Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty
(30) days after the first publica-
tion of this notice and file the
original with the clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
there after; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on the 24 day of
January, 2013.

VICTORIA L. ROGERS, CLERK
Circuit and County Courts

-By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRO.
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE
COURT ADMINISTRATOR, (863)
534-4488 WITHIN 2 WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE
HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL TDD (863) 534-7777 OR
FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800-
955-8770.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 252013CP000006

IN RE: ESTATE OF

RICHARD J. DEASE, a k a
RICHARD DEASE

deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of RICHARD J. DEASE,
a/k/a RICHARD DEASE,
deceased, whose date of death
was January 5, 2013, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probaje Division,
the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on Whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with the
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is February 7, 2013.

Personal Representative:
MARTHA C. DEASE
Post Office Box 35
Wauchula, FL 33873


Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Kenneth B. Evers, of
KENNETH B. EVERS, PA.
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
Phone: (863) 773-5600
Facsimile: (866) 547-4362
Email: office@hardeelaw.com

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In 1891, William Wrigley, Jr.
began selling soap in
Chicago. To increase sales,
he gave away gum to his
customers. When his gdm
became a hit, he decided to
make and sell the gum.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Wildcat hoops fin-
ished the season on a high note,
winning both Thursday and
Friday night games.
Fortunately or unfortunately,
this could help the Wildcats as
they went into Class. 5A,
District 10 playoffs on Monday
evening at Teneroc High. The
'Cats are challenging the num-
ber 2 team in the state,
Auburndale, which won a coin
toss with Lake Wales for top
seed in the district. Teneroc
played Lake Wales on Tuesday
evening. The district champi-
onship game is tonight (Thurs-
day).
The Wildcats have shown
improvement in every game
and have discovered additional
talent in sophs Jordan Jones and.
Deshawndre "Debo" McMillan,
who have provided good re-
serve minutes.
They join seniors Christian
Moralez and Alonzo "Kane"
Casso, who were honored in.
Senior Night activities at the
game against Fort Meade last
Thursday night. Both have been
leaders this year, said Head
Coach Vance Dickey. "Chris-
tian and Kane have shown lead-
ership. I couldn't ask anything
more from these 'two seniors.
They've both shown commit-
ment and loyalty," said Dickey,,
who will present the captain
and sharpshooter of the year
awards to Casso and Coaches'
Award to Moralez.
Other Wildcat cagers are jun-
iors Keyon Brown, Steve Me-
tayer, Luke Palmer and James
Greene; soph Derrick Graham
and freshman Marco DeLeon.
Moving up from the JV are
sophs Blaiaine Molitor, Dustin
Smith, .Tyler Smith and Devin
Pearson.
Hardee started last week's-
trio of home games with a visit
from Avon Park, which went
home with the 71-63 victory.
The Red Devils broke out ahead
'with a 16-8 first quarter lead.
The Wildcats used a 25-point
fourth quarter rally but still
came up a bit short.
Wildcat Player of the Game
Metayer topped Hardee with 27
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IN THE CICUIT CURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION.

File No. 252013CP000005

IN RE: ESTATE OF

JACKIE WILLIAMS

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the
estate of Jackie Williams,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 11, 2012, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this-
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST. PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent, .and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this notice is February 7, 2013.

Personal Representative:
Carol L. Williams
2301 Maude Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Clifford M. Ables, III, PA.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-0500
Facsimile: (863) 773-0505
cmables@cmablespa.net
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III
Florida Bar No.: 178379
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points on a combination of
deuces, treys and a free throw,
adding seven rebounds and a
pair apiece of assists and steals.
Brown added 14 points,
along with a blocked shot,
seven rebounds and an assist.
Moralez had eight rebounds,
Casso four, and Greene three
and Palmer, McMillan and
DeLeon also hid the boards.
On Thursday night, Hardee
hosted northern rival Fort
Meade and won 50-32. Moralez
picked up Hardee Player of the
Game honors, "burnin' energy"
with seven points, 10 rebounds,
five assists and three steals.
Metayer chipped in with a
dozen points, a pair of blocked
shots, half dozen rebounds, five
steals and an assist. Graham had
11 points, Casso nine, Brown
half dozen, Jones five and
DeLeon two points.
The season finale was Friday
against Sebring. Hardee aveng-


CHAPEL
The service opened with a
hymn-sing; many chose hymns
they would like to sing before
chapel 'started. Sandy Feeser
played piano and Bob Conkle
led the singing, and everyone
was greeted by Tom and Janit
Apple and Dave and Barb
Zellers.
When the service began,
Waynewelcomed everyone and
recognized any new residents in
the park for the season. De-
votions were led by Jennie
Harmon with a skit that was a
part of the Lord's Prayer with
DeWayne Renwick playing.
God's voice. Offering was
taken for Caring People's
Ministries, the guest speakers
for the day.
Many spoke that are living at
Caring People's Ministries,
sharing all the trials and tribula-
tions they endured to become a
part of the residents there. We
pray God will help them with
their recovery from drugs or
alcohol.
COFFEE HOUR
We had over 260 attend for
doughnuts and coffee. Gerry
welcomed everyone and led the
pledge and prayer.. Many
coupons, pie and 50/50 were
won.
SCORES
Bowling: Dave Thompson
for the men won high game 192
and high series 471, and for the
ladies Arlene Sebright won high
game 158 and high series 412.
Great fun was had by all.
SPOTLIGHT
Cloyce and' Martha Swisher
were born and raised in
Cheshire, Ohio, and attended
high school there, he as a senior
and she as a freshman cheer-
leader when they got to know


ed a two-point overtime loss at
Sebring on Dec. 11 by whining
this game 51-21.
Metayer again picked up
game honors, with 17 points,
nine rebounds, six assists and
five steals for a complete game.
Brown had a pair of blocked
shots and eight rebounds to go
with four points. Moralez also
had a couple of blocks with 11
rebounds, two points and an
assist.
Palmer picked up four
rebounds and DeLeon had five
to go with his four apiece of
steals and assists. Casso added
14 points, DeLeon and Jordan
each six and Graham two
points.

Other JV players finishing up
their season with Coach Alex
Myrie were Nick. Johnson,
Robert Torres, Ryan Ramirez,
C. K. Doublas, Devante Greer,'
Ryan Moore and Alan Brown.


each other.
Life takes its different paths;
they each were married to
someone else. After the loss of
spouses, they went to an alumni
banquet at their high school and
found each other once again
after all those years, and the rest
is history.
They now hale from Aber-
deen, Ohio, have been married
for three years, and have four
children between them.
Cloyce retired after 40 years,
from Ohio operating engineers
as a crane operator, and Martha
retired after 40 years from a
secretarial position for the elec-
tric co-op.
Cloyce is interested in golf,
gospel, all sports, music and
people. Martha is interested in
reading and flower gardening.
Both are interested in traveling,
and planned on a trip to Alaska
but due to Cloyce's health
won't be able to do that. this
coming year.
They both love our park
because of the family-like
frie6ids and the many activities.
Theydad sold their unit due'Jo
Cloyce's. health, but 'he was
feeling well enough to rent for a
couple of months this -season
and continue his chemo here in
the warm sunshine and with
great friends.
Cloyce has been coming to'
Florida for 20 years and Martha
came for the first time in a'
camping-type location three
years ago.
They both have been a great
asset to our park. Cloyce was
with The Parkman & Judy
Singers, singing at prisons and
nursing homes.
It was a pleasure to interview
them and spend precious time
with special friends.. Our
prayers and cares go out to
them both.


'Cats Win Final Pair


Pioneer Creek RV News

By Reggie DeSmet


PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified that on
Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a public4hearing for the adoption of a
Resolution vacating and closing the road/easement
known as

Ranch Road

being legally described as: The maintained right of way of
Ranch Road in its entirety being a part of Sections 2 and
11, Township 36S., Range 24 E., Hardee County, Florida,
as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 105, also known as Plat
Bar 82, Cabinet A, of the official records of Hardee County,
Florida.

The public hearing will be held in the Hardee County Board
of County Commissioners Board Room, 412 West Orange
Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida.

This procedure shall be in accordance with the provisions.
of Section 336, Florida Statutes.

A petition for the closing and vacating, of the above-refer-
enced shall be considered by the Board of County Com-
missioners after required publication of this Notice. Copies
of the documents relating to this proposal are available for
public inspection during weekdays between the hours of
8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. in the Hardee County Public
Works Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled persorj
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
Board of County Commissioners' office at least five (5) days,
prior to the public hearing.

All persons are invited to attend and be heard. 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 reporter.

Sue Birge, Chairperson, Board of County Commissioners
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S lYou Never Know A Good Thing Until It's Gone
by Summer Palmer, HHS 2012 Graduate


Senioritus: a mind-numbing disease
that falls upon high school seniors; the
only known cure is Graduation. I am
sure many of you are familiar with this
term and have probably experienced it.
Sadly, my "illness" began about
half way through my sophomore
year of high school. By my senior
year I think I had been infected
with a new disease called Hardee
Countyitus. All I could think was, "I
cannot wait to get out of Wauchula!"
However, now the tables have
turned. I have gone from being a
small town girl who knows everyone
in the community to getting lost on
the city streets of Knoxville and not-
-knowing a single person in the world.
I honestly never thought I would
say I miss little 'ole Hardee County,
but now that thought crosses my mind
* quite frequently. A few months into
my first semester at the University of
Tennessee I managed a quick trip home
that happened to fall on Homecoming
weekend at Hai-dee High School..
It was refreshing to sit. through a
warm and rainy Hardee football
game. It was even better to see all
the familiar smiling faces welcoming
me back home from Knoxville'.
You really do not realize how great
: Hrdee County is until you have to
leave for a while and come back.
My sister Savanah, who is now
married and a nurse in Charleston,
Soth Carolina, has shared with me
her fantasies of us all moving back
to Wauchula once\ we are married
to raise our families together.
These seem to be unrealistic ideas,
but. truthfully it is difficult to find a
community like Hardee County that


you would feel comfortable living
in the rest of your life. I have been
raised by the people of Hardee -
the teachers, and the family, and
the churches, and the friends. Why
would anyone want to give that up?
I will admit going into college
scared me to death! The idea of
"professors" scared me to death.
I had never experienced being in
a class with 300, other students. I
thought I was not going to know a
single thing and would surely fail out
the first week. However, interestingly
enough .that was not the case.
I sat through my English 102
class and week after week realized
that the material sounded vaguely
familiar Mrs. Porter had taught it
to me my junior year of high school.
I could write a research paper! My
Western Civilization class greatly
intimidated me because it was an
upper level class. However, once
again, I knew the material. Turns out
-the suffering I endured my freshman
year in Mr. Krueger's class paid off
This continued to happen, in each,
subject. I miraculously got an "A"
in my Biology class thank you,
Mrs.- Cook!, This spring semester
presented me with Introduction to
Shakespeare, and I am not afraid of
it because I know Mrs. Strickland has
taught me everything I need to know:
I know some people question the
Hardee County education system, but
I 'am here to tell you, you shouldn't,
Thank you to all the teachers who
were kind enough to help me with
my struggles and strict enough to
push me to do my best. During my
time in Tennessee, I hate visited


2012 graduate, Summer Palmer, has come to appreciate the value of her small
town childhood. Summer reunited with family and friends when she returned
home from college during this year's Homecoming festivities. Pictured above,
Summer (right) poses with her cousin, Luke Palmer (left) after the big game.


Nashville, Chattanooga, and of course
Knoxville. In other Words, city, city,
city! It is so strange to be constantly
surrounded by tall buildings rather
than flat pastures. Also, there is so
much noise and so many people!
Small town life is so secluded and
quiet. When I tell people I am from
Wauchula, Florida, they often respond
with, "What's a Wauchula?" Once again,
'nothing compares to the small town life.
Of course there are perks to being in
Knoxville, and I love the challenges and
adventures that I am facing in college.
School is hard but exciting, there is always
something to do, and I have met so many
amazing people. In the midst of meeting
these people I ha,\. realized ho\\ blessed
I am tojave lived in Hardee Cbuntv.


You see, Hardee County is notjustaplace
- it is a people. I was not raised in Hardee
County; I was raised by Hardee .County.
I realize this sounds silly and cliche, but
it is completely true. There are few places
in Knoxville where I feel as loved and
taken care of as I do in Wauchula, and
that is something I will always treasure.
The future holds, many new and
exciting adventures for me, and I
will not be afraid to partake in them.
I will always go where God leads
me and embrace these 'opportunities
every step of the way. However, I will
always come back to Hardee County.
It is definitely true that you never know
a good thing until it's gone. I realize now
that Hardee County is indeed a good thing


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On a recent Friday morning during 1st and 2nd period, the Senior Class had the
pleasure of attending the first performance of this year's Senior Play Usher: A to-
tally Teen Comedy by Flip Kobler and. Cindy Marcus. Pictured here after that first
performance are the Senior Class students involved in the school production.

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The Hardee County District Science Fair was held on January 24th and included 116
Hardee High participants from grades 9 through 12. Pictured here, Freshman Conner
Crawford (left) presents his project to CF judges Michelle Sims (middle) and Devin
Lawrence (right).


In January, Dillard Albritton (L) and Brooke Knight (R) represent-
ed the Hardee Senior FFA Chapter at the District 10 Contest in Ar-
cadia, Florida. Dillard participated in the Tractor Driving event
and took 2nd place. Brooke is the Sub District Chair & is run-
ning for the office of District President. Results of Brooke's com-
petition 'will be revealed at the State Convention this summer.


Calendar f Upcoming ,..

Events

2/9 ACT Test
2/9 Sadie Hawkins Dance
2/11 Sophomore Class Ring Meeting
During 1st Period
2/12 National Honor Society Meeting
-7:00pm @ The Block
S2/15 All Day Sign
2/18 Holiday (No School)


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County Officials Tour Mosaic Mining Jan. 14


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Hardee County Commissioners, Planning and Zoning Board members and selected staff
attended an annual tour of Mosaic mining activities in the county on Jan. 14.'-This
dragline came from Kentucky where it used to mine coal. A dragline requires one oper-
ator, an oiler and one person at the slurry pit.


This dragline bucket holds 55 cubic yards. Mosaic recently completed four years without
a lost-time work accident. Mosaic mines about 6.5 million tons a year for the South Fort
Meade Mine just north of the Hardee/Polk line and has 266 employees, including 200
hourly, 60'salary and 6 full-time contracted jobs. The South Fort Meade Mine site in-
cludes approximately 28,000 acres, with 13,000 acres in Hardee, of which about 7,000
acres will be mined. The cost to operate the mine, which has three draglines, is $13 mil-
lion to $15,000 million a month. The mine's life is expected to be eight or nine more
years. The mine annually pays about $2.5 million in property tax, $7.5 million in sever-
ance tax, $21 million for parts and rentals, $13 million in contract labor, and $21 million
in payroll and benefits.


Mosaic Permitting Manager Mike DeNeve and County Commissioner Colon Lambert
stand near bulldozers on a reclamation site in northern Hardee County.


Mosaic Reclamation Supervisor Michael Chanen and Reclamation Superintendent Jeff
Dodson look at plans for a 15-acre planned bay swamp wetland in Hardee with seepage
uplands, a tributary and palmetto prairie.


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four lakes totalling about 350 acres. Mosaic deeded the property.to Hardee County in
2000. The county this year is developing 60 RV sites there with water and electric
hookup. The park already has 15 to 20 primitive campsites. The new RV campsites may
be ready by October, said building and grounds director Danny Weeks.


Ted Adams, left, is a Mosaic dragline operator and his brother Kenny Adams is the oiler
at the South Fort Meade Mine. Mosaic's proposed Ona mine will be on 22,319 acres and
will include a beneficiation (washer and flood) plant. The state in 1975 required that land
mined for phosphate be reclaimed. From 1987 to 1994 experiments for growing row
crops on reclaimed clay settling areas included cucumbers, melons, sorghum, rice and
soybeans. Oakbridge, Lakeside Village, Eaglebrooke, Christina, and Streamsong are Polk
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Bradley Ray Strickland, 26,
Wauchula, and Susan Renee
Baker, 30, Wauchula.
Grae Nathaniel Bollinger,
20, Wauchula, and Kayla Larie
Carroll, 20, Wauchula.
Cesar Alejandro Delacruz-
Camarillo, 25, Wauchula, and
Karla Yudith Rodriguez Mares,
18, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county'judge:
Atlantic Credit & Finance
Inc. vs. Arlene J. Wiljiams, dis-
missed for lack of progress.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Joshua Conerly,
dismissed.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Edwin Garcia Espinqsa, tres-
pass on property other than a
structure or. conveyance, $325
fine and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution.
Alejandro Alpuche:, domestic
battery, two months in jail, pro-
bation one year, $677 fine and
court costs, $50 public defender
fee, $50 cost of prosecution, 25
hours community service.
Adrienne Alvarado, misuse
of wireless 911 system, adjudi-


cation withheld, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 cost of prosecu-
tion, $50 investigative costs.
Adelson Augistine, resisting
an officer without violence,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
public defender fee, $50 cost of
prosecution, $50 investigative
costs.
Kara Nichole Bodiford, petit
theft, two months in jail with
credit for time served, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution.
Clayton James Choate, petit
theft, not prosecuted.
Sergio Martinez, disorderly
intoxication, $250 fine.
Javier Mundo, battery, pro-
bation one year, $677 fine and
court costs, $50 cost of prosecu-
tion, 25 hours community ser-
vice.
Daniel Dewayne Noblett,
battery and criminal mischief,
six months in jail with credit for
time served, $677 fine and court
costs, and $100 cost of prosecu-
tion placed on lien.
Christopher Blaine Norman,
violation of probation (original
charge petit theft), probation
revoked, one month 15 days in
jail, $50 public defender fee,
$50 cost of prosecution.
Franklin Pace, domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted..
Jamar Pagan, possession of
drug paraphernalia, probation
six months, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 cost of prosecution,
$50 investigative costs, 50


hours community service.
Marco Hernandez. Santiago,
domestic battery, one month 15
days with credit for time served,
$677 fine and court costs, $50
cost of prosecution.
Gailleo Santizo-Lopez, tak-
ing deer or turkey by use of gun
and light, adjudication with-
held, probation six months,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
cost of prosecution, 25 hours
community service.
Charlie Taylor Jr. two counts,
trespass on property other than'
structure or conveyance, and
disorderly intoxication, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation six
months, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$50 cost of prosecution.
Melissa D. Woodrum,
domestic battery, .hot prosecut-
ed.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the,
office of the circuit court:
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank vs.
Felixciano Cambray, Rosa'
Cambray et, al, petition for.
mortgage foreclosure.
Bank of America vs. David
Baxley, petition for mortgage-
foreclosure.
Christopher A. Williams and
the state Department of Rev-
enue (DOR) vs. Karen Gardner,
petition for child support.
Christina Jean Lennon and
DOR vs. Benjamin Lepnard
Hulitt, petition for child sup-
port.
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank vs.
Juan Jose Gonsalez and Ricarda
Rodriguez, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure; ,
Florida Federal Land Bank
vs. Silver Kings et al,ipetition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Fifth Third Mortgae Co. vs.
Jerry K. 'Smith, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
State Farm Florida Insurance
Co.-vs. Everett Shawn Rimes et
al, petition for neutral hearing
officer.
Elizabeth Colon and DOR
vs. Jose A. Bermudez, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Mary Lina Rivera and DOR
vs. Reynaldo Salazar, petition
for administrative child support
order. ....
Elizabeth Ann Allen and
DOR vs. Andrew Michael
Rupert, petition for administra-
tive child support order.
Edith Leon-Perez and DOR,
vs. Jose A. Hernandez-Escob,!
petition for administrative child
support order. '
Christie Angel Stevens,-
Douglas and DOR vs. Chad
Stanford Douglas,, petition for
child support.
Kelly Wynette Ismond and
DOR vs. William Lewis
Johnson, petition for adminis-
trative child support order.
Esmeralda Calderon and
DOR vs. David Cruz, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Norman D. Morris and DOR
vs. Amy Elizabeth Huffman,
petmon for administrative child
support order. .
Jessica Linda Melendez and
DOR vs. Fidel Melendez Jr.,
petition for administrative child
suppol t order.
Diarna Rocha.and .DOR vs.
Rosa, Cisneros, petition for
injunction for protection. .
vLarry Cantu and Janet Cantu,
divorce. .
Bank of America vs. Wade
A. Sperry, Audra Sperry et al,
'petition for mortgage foreclo-
* s u r e . . J' . < '. .' r ; '.
Norman D. Morris and,>DOR
vs. Kenneth L. Willey, petition
for child support. .


The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Pamela D.
Poucher, Alfred W. Poucher et
al, judgment.
S Sharon Leigh Sockalosky
Smith and Toby Jon Smith,
order on child support con-
tempt.
Myron Lorenzo Refoure Jr
vs. Regina Lynette Ward, order.
Suntrust Bank vs. Jairo
Serrano, Beatriz Serrano et al,
judgment of mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Branch Banking & Trust Co.
vs. Wauchula Hardware Prop-
erties et al, agreed final judg-
ment on foreclosure of com-
mercial mortgage.

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.,
andl the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Kaylea Ashlee Black, at-
tempting to take deer at night
with gun and light, transferred
to county. court; shooting a
lethal projectile across private
property without permission,.
nopt prosecuted.
Marcus Hodges, sale of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
public park, community center,
etc, probation four years, $520
fine and court costs, $300 cost
'of prosecution, $200 investiga-.
tive costs, $100 -Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) drug test fee, $48 First
Step probation fees.
Christopher Michael Rich,
two counts sale of cocaine, with-
in 1,000 feet of public housing,
church, etc., community con-
trol-house arrest two years.
$520 fine and court costs, $100
cost of prosecution, $225 inves-
tigative costs, $24 First Step
probation fees.
Jackie Bandy, two counts
grand theft, -probation eight
years, $620 fines and court
costs, $350 public defender
fees, $200 cost of prosecution,
$150 investigative costs, resti-,
tutiori, $96 First 9fp probation
fees.
Amesto Briseno, two counts.
possession of qhethampheta-
mine, violation of a domestic
violence injunction for protec-
tion, possession of drug para-
phernalia and introducing con-
traband into a county detention
facility, four years Florida State


Prison with credit for time
served, $820 fines and court
costs, $300' public defender
fees, $200 cost of prosecution,
$200 investigative costs and
$100 FDLE drug fees placed on
lien; possession of suspended
driver license and possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prose-
cuted.
Ernesto Briseno, trespass on
posted horticultural property,
trespass in an occupied struc-
ture and possession of drug
paraphernalia, four years Flor-
ida State Prison with credit for
time served, $620 fine and court
costs, $300 public defender
fees, $200 cost of prosecution,
$200 investigative costs and
$100 FDLE drug test fee placed
on lien; battery and possession
of methamphetamine, not pros-
ecuted.
Michael Paul Davila, felony
fleeing to elude an officer, not
prosecuted.
Joel David Gutierrez, viola-
tion of- probation (original
charges two counts possession
of methamphetamine and sale
of methamphetamine), proba-
tion revoked, community con-
trol two years, $150 public
defender fee, $200 cost of pros-
ecution and $24 First Step pro-
bation fees added to outstand-
ing fines and fegs. ,
Noe Macedo, violation of
probation (original charge petit
theft), probation terminated,
outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Jordy Lee Mendoza, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, 10 months in jail with cred-
it for time served, $620 fines.
and court costs, $150 public
defender fees, $200 cost of
prosecution and $150 investiga-
tive costs placed on lien.
Mauro Ortiz, resisting an
officer with violence, six
months in jail with credit for
time served, $520 fine and court
costs, $150 public defender
fees, $100 cost of prosecution
and $150 investigative costs
placed on lien.
Filiberto Ramirez, violation
of probation (original charge
trespass), probation revoked,
one month in jail, $150 public
defender fees and $100 cost of
prosecution added to outstand-
ing fines! and fees and placed on
lien.
Victor Bady smith, aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly
weapon, criminal mischief .and
petit.theft, not prosecuted.
Kourtney Thompson, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge contributing to the delin-
quency or dependency of a
child), probation revoked, one
month 15 days in jail, $150
public' defender fees and $200
cost of prosecution added to
outstanding fines and fees and-
placed on lien.


The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 oi
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Benjamin K. Norris and 3N
Groves to Morgan Groves LLC,
$9.6 million.
Patrick Jean and Lindsayj
Ray Burnett to Caitlyn A.
Bliss, $110,000.
Traci K. Stevenson as trustee
to James and Maria Hall,
$10,000. .
Deutsche Bank National
Trust as trustee to FBI Homes
LLC, $19,000.
Franklin H. Geiger to Fort
Green Baptist Church Inc.,
$26,500.

In 1869, Dr. Brown's Celery
Tonic went on sale. The
drink consisted of soda
water and crushed .celery
seed. This started a celery
craze in the late 19th cen-
tury that included celery-fla-
vored soft drinks, celery
gum, celery soup and elixir
of celery.

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD):
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:
Governing Board Financial
Investments Ad Hoc Commit-
tee: Evaluate SWFWMD's cur-
rent investment portfolio and
discuss potential future invest-
ment opportunities.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday,
February 20, 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 contactinrf: Water-
Matters.org Boards, Meetings &
Event Calendar; 1 (800) 423-1476
(FL only) or (352)796-7211.
Pursuant to the provision of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person' requiring reasonable
accommodations to participate in
this workshop/meeting is asked
to advise the agency at least 5
days before the workshop/mneet-
ing by contacting SWFWMD's
Human Resources Bureau Chief,
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville,
Florida 34604-6899; telephone
(352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-
800-423-1476 .(FL only), ext.
4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-
6103; or email to ADACoordi-
nator@swfwmd.state.fl.us,
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the
Board/Committee with respect to
any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing, he/she will
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding Is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence from
which the appeal is to be issued.
For more information, .you may
contact: Luanne.Stout@water-
matters.org; 1(800)423-1476, (FL
only) or (352)796-7211, x4605
(Ad Order EXE0249) 2:7c


NOTICE OF INVALID VOTER

REGISTRATION AND NOTICE

TO SHOW CAUSE

Pursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes, notice is
hereby given to the following persons) to show cause why
they should not be disqualified as a registered voter:

Travis Wayne Selph
'605 E Oak St.
i Wauchula, FL 33873

The above individual's are notified to show cause why
his/her name should hot be removed from the voter regis-
tration rolls. Failure to respond within 30 days will result in
a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and re-
moval! of your name from the statewide voter registration
system. For further information and instruction, contact the
Supervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061 within 30 days of
publication of this notice.
Jeffery t,Jsery
Supervisorof Electiong
Hardee County

La NOTA DE VOTANTE

INVALIDO La MATRICULA

Y la NOTA para

MOSTRAR la CAUSA

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

Travis Wayne Selph
605 E Oak St.
Wauchula, FL 33873

encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la causa
por que su nombre no se debe quitar de los rollos de ma-
tricula de votante. El fracaso para-responder dentro de 30
dias tendra como resultado una determinaci6n de ineligi-
bility por el Supervisor y la eliminaci6n de su nombre del.
sistema a todo el estado de matricula de votante. Para la
informaci6n y la instrucci6n adicionales, avise al Supervi-
sor de Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30 dias de
la publicaci6n de esta nota.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Condado
de Elecciones Hardee
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NOTICE
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board, consisting of two County Commissioners,
one School Board member, and two citizens, will hold an organizational meeting on Mon-
day, February 25, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide procedural and operational information concern-
ing the function,of the Value Adjustment Board.

The meeting will be held in the Hardee County Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange
'Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, if a person' decides to appeal any'decision made by
the board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he or she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose. he or she may need to ensure that
a verbatim record ofthe proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and ev-
idence upon which the appeal is to be based.

For more information, please call 863/773-9430
Lexton'H. Albritton, Jr., County Manager or
the Value Adjustment Board Clerk at
863-773-4174 ext. 227
2:7c



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 1 p.m. on March 21, 2013 at the East Pasco County
Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave, Dade City, FL 33525. The meeting as previously ad-
vertised to be held by the use of communications media technology only, will not be held
as such. 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 cus-
tomers of the FGUA, affected property owners, tenants or occupants, and all other inter-
ested persons, shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposed 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 evidence upon
which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities 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.
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CITY OF WAUCHULA COMMUNITY

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

INVITATION TO BID CRA 13-01

CITY OF WAUCHULA DOWNTOWN

PARKING IMPROVEMENTS

On Friday, February 1, 2013 the City of Wauchula Community Redevelopment Agency
(CRA) opened an Invitation to Bid seeking proposals from qualified companies to recon-
struct four (4) existing asphalt parking lots and construct a new parking area according to
engineered plans, mill and resurface two alley ways, construct approximately 880-ft of
storm pipe with inlets and stormwater retention, curbing, and landscaping. Approximately
11,200 S.Y. of asphalt is anticipated.

All persons and firms wishing to submit bids mus= obtain a complete copy of the Invitation
to Bid No. 13-01 document which is available for download and review at www.city-
ofwauchula.com under the section Community Redevelopment Agency or purchase at the
office of the CRA Coordinator: 107 E. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida, 33873.

The deadline for submissions is 2:00 PM, Monday, March 18, 2013. 'Qualifications re-
ceived after this date and time will not be considered. Qualification packages should be
directed to:

Mail or Express Delivery to:
CRA
Attn: Jessica Newman
107 E. Main Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
863.767.0330

The City of Wauchula CRA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject all submissions,
reissue a subsequent Invitation to Bid, terminate, restructure or amend this procurement
process at any time. 2:7c