Section A: Main
 Section B
 Section B: Hardee Living
 Section B: The Classifieds
 Section B continued
 Section C
 Section D: Letters to Santa

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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
        page A 4
        page A 5
        page A 6
        page A 7
        page A 8
    Section B
        page B 1
    Section B: Hardee Living
        page B 2
        page B 3
        page B 4
        page B 5
    Section B: The Classifieds
        page B 6
        page B 7
        page B 8
        page B 9
    Section B continued
        page B 10
        page B 11
        page B 12
    Section C
        page C 1
        page C 2
        page C 3
        page C 4
        page C 5
        page C 6
        page C 7
        page C 8
    Section D: Letters to Santa
        page D 1
        page D 2
        page D 3
        page D 4
        page D 5
        page D 6
        page D 7
        page D 8
        page D 9
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        page D 12
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Christmas Parade

Comes To Town

... Photos 3C



Children Write

Letters To Santa

... Section D



Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
107th~~ Yer No.

107th Year, No. 2
4 Sections, 40 Pages
Thursday, December 21, 2006


County Critical

Of State 5-Year

Road Work Plan

But Supports 2 Toll Roads

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Four-year-old Vanessa Antunez, a pre-kindergartener at Zolfo Springs Elementary School, is filled with wonder and delight as she
sits on Santa Claus' lap and shares her Christmas wishes. Santa listens with rapt attention as she claims her rightful position on
the "Nice" not "Naughty" list, and describes her hopes for under her tree. Santa, who traveled all the way from the North Pole, vis-
ited with all the children at the school before heading back to his workshop to prepare for the big day.

Hardee Native To Head State Foundation

Of The Herald-Advocate
A Wauchula native will head a
growers foundation.
Michael Carlton, a 1964 Hardee
High School graduate, will be the
new executive director of the
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Re-
search Education Foundation based
in Maitland.
He is the son of Viola Carlton of
Rust Avenue and the late Dale
Carlton will assume the position
on Jan. 2, leaving a longtime job


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Classifieds 6B
Courthouse Report......... 7C
Crime Blotter 5C
.i Hardee Living..................2B
. Information Roundup.....7A
Obits 4A
Puzzle ..3A

with Florida Citrus Mutual in
"The foundation is leading the
way to provide resources for pro-
duction research and support for.
the people who work and live in.
our farming communities, said
foundation chairman Tony DiMare.
"Mike is just the person to lead the
Called an agriculture industry
veteran, Carlton said Friday, "It's a
wonderful opportunity to move to a
broader based association where I
can work with the growers in citrus
as well as other produce. It's a great
chance to learn some new stuff," he
Carlton left Wauchula to attend
Mercer University in Macon, Ga.,
where he earned a degree in biolo-
gy. He worked for a few years as
supervisor of operations at Disney
World, getting the monorail system
established among other duties.



Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007-08 calendar adopted
by the Hardee County School
Board on Thursday reflects a new
state law prohibiting earlier and
earlier start dates.
The first day of classes for
youngsters will be Monday, Aug.
20. In comparison, the current
school year began on a Wednesday,
Aug. 9.
The new date for next year com-
plies with the legislative mandate
for longer summer vacations and a
later return to school, no more than
two weeks before Labor Day.
In presenting the calendar to the
School Board foir its approval,
Transportation Director Dick
Daggett explained it was a collabo-

For the past 26 Nears. Carlon has
held numerous management posi-
tions at Florida Citrus Mutual, most
recently as director of production
and labor affairs. Among his
numerous accomplishments was
designing a $400 million hurricane
relief program for the state's citrus
growers in 2004 and successfully
pushing the U.S. Department of
Agriculture to adopt the program.,
"Mike brings a depth and breadth
of industry experience that will
help take the foundation into the
future," said Mike Stuart, president
of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable
Association. "We're very pleased
to have him on board."
Longtime friend Jim See was
surprised and pleased to hear of his
friend's selection. "Although he

has worked in Ljkeland he has
maintained the love of the small
town. He was best man at my wed-
ding and we've kept in touch over
ihe )ear,.. I think it's.great for him."
"Our industry has no shortage of
challenges," Carlton said: "I'm
looking forward to working with
the growers in the state to expand
the role of the Foundation in new
directions to help meet those chal-
In fiscal year 2004-05, the foun-
dation contributed nearly $219,000
to a variety of community and agri-
cultural productions organizations
and .projects. The Florida Fruit &
Vegetable Association is an agricul-
tural organization representing
Florida's producers of fruits, veg-
etables arid other crops.

Of The Herald-Advocate
The county has rejected a state
five-year road plan but approved
resolutions in: support of a pair of
toll roads to cross the county.
Citing delays in four-laning U.S.
17 from Zolfo Springs to the
DeSoto County line, the Hardee
County Commission split in its
decision to refuse to approve a res-
olution ini support of: the state
Department of Transportation's
plan for road work in Hardee
County between 2007-08 and 2011-
The four-laning of this 10-mile
stretch of road is not even in the
five-year plan. Preliminary engi-
neering on the portion from the
DeSoto County line to Sweetwater
Road is pushed back to 2010-11.
In the interim, the state plan 1to0
add a third or through lane in
2009/10 \\ith $7.2 million allotted
for the work. There is also about
$5.6 million in 2008-09 for resur-.
facing of U.S. 17 from Wauchula to
Bowling Green.,
After much discussion, commis-

sioners Minor Bryant and Dale
Johnson wanted to approve the
plan, although they agreed in prin-
ciple with commissioners Gordon
Norris, Bobby Ray Smith and Nick '
Timmerman that it further unneces-
sarily delayed the four-laning of
U.S. 17.
In approving resolutions in favor
of the proposed north-south and
east-west limited, access roadways,
the commission included a state-
ment that 'it was essential to "to
continue to move forward with the
improvement to U.S. 17 to create a
four-lane facility through the
Heartland region.
Both resolutions "endorse
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise mov-
ing forward with a corridor and fea-
sibility study for the proposed
Heartland Parkv\ a% (the north-west
road) and Heartland Coast To Coast
(east-west road)."'
The six-page plan for the next
five years includes road, bridge and
related work. Susan King and Ben
Walker explained why some of the
projects were included rather than.


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Hardee County is literally aglow in the joy of the holiday season. Any drive along the highways and byways is sure to reward the
traveler with dazzling displays of Christmas spirit. Here, our photographer has captured Santa and his "sleigh" at a stop on East
Main Street, about four miles east of Wauchula. Our photographer's travels produced many more photos of light displays to
entice you to take a ride of your own. See inside for areas to visit.


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work on four-laning U.S. 17. "They
come from different funding
sources. We are required to budget
15 percent of one fund for land-
scape and sidewalks, for road assis-
tance programs," they said.
They also said there was not
enough road construction monies
available for the four-laning work.

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Such work has become more
expensive on costs of fuel and sup-
plies. The biggest problem is the
need for right of way. If the county
could get landowners to agree to
donate land near the highway route
for retention ponds and other off-
road projects, that could speed up
the process, they said.
To a question from the commis-
sion, they agreed most of the old
railroad property which the state

owns would be used for the road,
but there was still need for more
land for the retention ponds, etc.
Bryant asked if the landowner
could then fence off the retention
ponds and was told it could be pos-
sible when construction was com-
Work on the five-year plan for
2007-08 includes resufacing of
College Hill Road from SR 62 to
CR 664 and CR 636/Steve Roberts
Road from SR 64 to Parnell Road.
Both are budgeted under the
- SCRAP iSmall Count)' Road
Assistance Programy-.-
Resurfacing of SR 66 from east
of U.S. !17 to west of Charley
Anderson Road is also scheduled
for the next fiscal year, which
begins July 1. '
There's reimbursement to the
'county, Wauchula and Zolfo
Springs for traffic light mainte-
nance, a lighting streetscape project
along U.S. 17 in Bowling Green
and $50,000 for plans to rehabili-
tate the Wauchula Train Depot.
There's a lot in next year'budget
for work at Wauchula Municipal
Airport, including 10 T-hangars
and taxilanes, runway sealing and
purchase of property to expand for
airport safety.
Plans for 2008-09 include funds
for construction at the Wauchula
Depot, the resurfacing of U.S. 17
from Bowling Green to Wauchula,
landscaping/sidewalks by the new
Wauchula school, traffic signal
monies and more airport work.
For 2009-10, there is sidewalk
money and landscaping around the
county, the through-lane work on
U.S. 17 South, traffic signal main-
tenance monies, more landscaping
at the Wauchula school sites and
more airport monies.
Planning becomes sparser in
2010-11, with landscaping and
sidewalk dollars, traffic signal
monies, engineering on the south
half of the U.S. 17 four-laning pro-
ject and some additional T-Hangars
at the airport.
Finally, the only thing budgeted
in the fifth year (2011-12) is traffic
signal monies.
It all adds up to $6.4 million in
the first year, $6.5 in the second,
$7.7 in the third, $5.5 in the fourth
and just $33,450 so far included in
the fifth year. The total proposed
for Hardee County in the next five
years is $26,218,484.

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Continued From 1A
rative effort by the Calendar
Committee from the Hardee
..-Education Association/United and
i all school employees and adminis-
I. trators.
."We believe (it) meets the intent
of the Legislature and provides for
an academically sound year for our
students," Daggett said. "This cal-
.endar is reminiscent of the 'good ol'
:days' when school started late and
:holidays provided some time for
:families to spend together. We
believe this was the intent of the
legislation passed last year."
Daggett said a major concern
was allowing adequate time for
',high school students to prepare for
-final exams after .the Winter
:Holidays. Those exams now fall in
S January.
While students will head back to
-classes on Aug. 20, teachers will
S:precede them by one week, on Aug.

The first holiday for both is, of
course, Labor. Day on Sept. 3.
Columbus Day, Oct. 8, is a day
off for all, as is the 9th for students.
Homecoming is tentatively set
for Oct. 12.
November brings Veterans Day
on the 12th and Fall Holidays on
the 19th through 23rd.
December means Winter
Holidays for kids from the 21st to
Jan. 7. They'll get an early release
day on the 20th. Teachers, however,
will be working on the 21st.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
will be observed on Jan. 21.
Feb. 18 is the Presidents' Day
March brings Spring Break on
the 31st. It runs through April 4.
May means Memorial Day on
the 26th, graduation on the 30th.
The last day of school for stu-
dents returns to the traditional
month of June, this time on the 5th.
For teachers, it's the 9th.
Board members unanimously
agreed to the committee's proposal.

Crash Ends In Pasture

Of The Herald-Advocate
Two drivers escaped serious
injury Monday afternoon when
their trucks collided on East Main
Street in Wauchula.
The crash occurred about one
mile east of Griffin Road at 5:13
p.m., according to a report filed by
Cpl. Chris Leconte of the Wauchula
Police Department.
Leconte said Wesley Lee Tatum
Jr. was driving eastbound on East
Main Street in his 2003 Chevrolet
truck when he crossed over the cen-
ter line and into the westbound
Reyando Sanchez of Sanchez
Trucking in Davenport was headed
westbound in a 2000 Mack truck
and 1973 trailer at the time, the cor-
poral said.
Sanchez swerved into the east-
bound lane in an attempt to avoid a
collision, Leconte said, but Tatum's

vehicle struck Sanchez' in the right:
The impact caused Sanchez to
lose control of his tractor-trailer,
which broke through a guardrail,
slid down an embankment and
plowed through a fence before
coming to a rest in a pasture.
Leconte said Tatum reported that
the steering on his truck had failed.
Damage to his Chevrolet was
estimated at $10,000. Damage to
the tractor-trailer was put at a total
of $30,000. The pasture fence
amounted to about $500, Leconte
Taturn, 18, of 2451 Edge Dr.,
Wauchula, suffered minor injuries
in the crash, according to the cor-
poral. Sanchez, 37, of 313 North
Blvd. E., Davenport, was not
Tatum was charged with viola-
tion of right of way.

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Mary Elaine Himrod, 92, of Wau-
chula, died at home on Wednesday,
December 13, 2006.
A lifelong resident of Wauchula,
she was a member of the First
United Methodist Church in/Wau-
chula. She retired from the Hardee
County schools after teaching for
26 years. She was also a member of
Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Good
Samaritan Sunday School Class.
She is survived by her two
daughters, Suzanne Elliott and her
husband Richard of Wauchula and
Martha Garza and her husband Joe
of Wauchula; four grandchildren,
Randall Albritton, Larry Albritton
and wife Melissa, Paige Calder and
Jess Calder; two step-grandchil-
dren, Terry Elliott and Keyha
Tamayo; and six great-grandchil-
Services were held on Saturday,
Dec. 16 at the First United
Methodist Church in Wauchula at
10 a.m. Visiting hours were on
Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 from 6 p.m.
until 8 p.m. at the Brant Funeral
Chapel in Wauchula. Burial was in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel.

Bill Heggie, 87, of Bowling
Green, died December 13, 2006 at
He was born Nov. 3, 1919 in
Winston-Salem, N.C. and came to
Bowling Green from Orlando in
1960. He was a carpenter, and a
World War II veteran serving in the
U.S. Navy.
Survivors include one son, Bud
Heggie and wife Bonnie of Bowl-
ing Green; grandchildren, Ces'nie,
Josh, and Danielle; and former
wife, Barbara Mott of Fort Meade.
Services and burial were held at
11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at
Bowling Green Cemetery with the
Rev. James Miller officiating,
Visitation was Sunday 4-6 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel.
Robarts Family Funeral Home

Harry L. Milbrath Sr., 70, of
Milton, died Monday. December
11, 2006 in Pensacola.
He was born Sept. 4, 1936 in
.Wauchula, where he grew up. He
was retired from Diamler Chrysler.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veter-
an, member of the Scottish Rite,
and the Harbor City Lodge #318 F.
& A.M., Tampa.
Survivors include his wife of 46
^ years, Evelyn Milbrath; one son,
Harry L. Milbrath Jr. and wife
Laura of Mobile, Ala. one daughter.
Linda M. Morales and husband
Trujillo of San Antonio, Tex.; one
sister, Jean Simmons of Winter
Garden; six grandchildren and two
Graveside services were held at
10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at New
Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
with Marcus Shackelford officiat-
Memorials may be made to the
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Harry L. Milbrath Sr.,,70, of
Milton, died Monday, December
11, 2006 in Pensacola.
He was born Sept. 4, 1936 in
Wauchula, where he grew up.
He was retired from Diamler
Chrysler. He was a U.S. Marine
Corps veteran, member of the
Scottish Rite, and the Harbor
City Lodge #318 F. & A.M.,
Survivors include his wife of
46 years, Evelyn Milbrath; one
son, Harry L. Milbrath Jr. and
wife Laura of Mobile, Ala; one
daughter, Linda M. Morales and
husband Trujillo of San Antonio,
Tex.; one sister, Jean Simmons
of Winter Garden; six grandchil-
dren and two great-grandchil-
Graveside services were held
at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at
New Hope Baptist Church
Cemetery with Marcus Shackel-
ford officiating.
Memorials may be made to the
charity of donor's choice.

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the principles of Joseph. Ushers for
Chapel were Grady and Lou'
Faulkner and Charles and Vanetta
Coffee Hour had 108 people on
Monday. Chair-people gave their
reports and merchants certificates
were'given out. WVe all appreciate
the merchants giving these to our
park. Our speaker was Jackson
Mosley from Payne's Creek His-
torical State Park in Bowling
Green. He spoke along with a slide
show of the things to do and see at
the park. If you have not been to the
park. it is a nice place to visit and

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Abigail Jane Elisondo, born to
Monica Elisondo of Wauchula,
died Tuesday, December 12,
2006 at DeSoto Memorial
She was proceeded in death by
her great-grandmother, Janie H.
Elisondo and an aunt. Mary*
Ureste. '
She is 'also surAvied .b'f her
brother and sister. Damian and
Haylee Elisondo; grandparents
Ruben and Elida Elisondo of
Zolfo Springs; great-grandpar-
ents, Pedro and Delfina Galvan
of Wauchula; aunts and uncles,
Amanda and Matthewv Revell of
Fort Meade, Chris and Hopic
Garza of Avon Park, and Ruben,
Cindy and Rudy Elisondo of
Wauchula; and several cousins.
Graveside services were held
Friday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. at
Wauchula Cemetery.

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Bill Heggie, 87, of Bowling
Green, died December 13, 2006
at home.
He was born Nov. 3, 1919 in
Winston-Salem, N.C. and came
to Bowling Green from Orlando
in 1960. He was a carpenter, and
a World War II veteran serving in
the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include one son,
Bud Heggie and wife Bonnie of
Bowling Green; grandchildren,
Cesnie, Josh, and Danielle; and
former wife, Barbara Mott of
Fort Meade.
Services and burial were held
at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at
Bowling Green Cemetery with
the Rev. James Miller officiat-
ing. Visitation-was' Sunday 4-6
p.m. at Robarts Garden Chapel.

529 W. Main Street

Provided as a courtesy of
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you can also fish and hike there.
The 50/50 of $39 was won by Tom
In Lakeland on Dec. 7 Larry
Brown took third place in consola-
tion. Nancy Singleton took first
place in main at Lakeland on Dec.
7, Nancy also took third place in
main at Avon Park on Dec.12, this
win made her a State Amateur.
Congratulations. Nancy
At the potluck dinner held on

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Dec. 7 we had 74 residents enjoy-
ing all the delicious food. Our ice
cream social had 139 people. The
comedy and magic show that fol-
lowed was very entertaining. We
also rf'eived word that Barrie
Swire passed away back North. We
want to send our sympathy and
prayers to his family and friends.

Bid Euchre on Dec. 7 had first
place going to Bonnie Whitton,
second place Lou Faulkner and
third place to John Beneski.
Dec. 10 Euchre first John
Beneski, second Ray Gunn and
sharing third were John Posey,
Ruth Gunn and Denis LaChance.
Bowling men's high game of 229
was Steve Mclntire, Steve also had
high series of 609.
Bowling ladies high game of 187
was Susan McDonald and high
series of 424 was Kay Glover.

On Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.. we will
.have our Christmas Eve candle.
light service.
We will have a Christmas dinner
on the 25th. '
On New Years Eve we will have
a dance from 9 p.m. till maybe 1
We hope that everyone has a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New

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Support Group for Hardee County residents who have lost a loved one. The
Support Group will be meeting at ROBARTS FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
at 529 West Main Street, Wauchula, every Tuesday evening beginning
January 9. 2007 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM thru February 13, 2007. There is
no charge and you do not have to have used Hospice or Robarts to be a part of
this support group.

If you would like to attend, please call ROBARTS FA HLY FUNERAL
HOME at 'i73-9UZ3 to reserve a place.

If you would like loving support and help with your grief. I urge you to take
advantage of this wonderful community service offered by GOOD SHEP-
HERD HOSPICE. I personally know what it feels like to lose a spouse and I

know how helpful their grief support group can be
and I xant people to know there is help.

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m ..... s i PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY.
Roy 0. Hawthorne, 92, a Navajo code talker during World War II in the Pacific Theatre, spoke to
the general public Friday afternoon, Dec. 8, at Main Street Heritage Park in Wauchula. He and his
wife live in Arizona. He spoke Dec. 7 at Hardee High School and on Dec. 9 at Riverview Heights
Baptist Church. Seated (from left) are Wauchula city manager Rick Giroux and Wauchula Mayor
David Royal; standing are Jimmy Dickens, John W. Maddox, American Legion Post Commander-
Frank Mancini, Hawthorne, Carl Saunders and John W. Burton.

::The Wednesday Musicale recently made a financial contribution toward the purchase of a piano
:::for Hardee Senior High School's music appreciation class. Assistant Principal Marsha
:Timmerman alerted the club to the need after first-year teacher and pianist Sarah Lenhart joined
:the faculty and realized there was no piano for her classes. Shown at the presentation are (from
'Jeft) Principal Mike Wilkinson, Musicale President Jan Brutus, Lenhart, Treasurer Claudette
'kemen and Bay Ridge District Vice President Bess Stallings.

Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships,
immediate survivors and
funeral arrangements. The
list of survivors may include
the names of a spouse, par-
ents, siblings, children and
children's spouses and
grandchildren, and the num-
ber of great-grandchildren.
If there are no immediate-
survivors, consideration of
other relationships may be

Elder Helpline
Offers Support
The West Central Florida Area
Agency on Aging's elder
helpline offers support for the
elderly and their caregivers
alike. It provides information for
both by helping callers to make
decisions on available assis-
This helpline is the starting
point in becoming connected
with programs or services that
can meet the needs of the elder-
ly or caregivers. For information,
call 1-800-968-5337.

Happiness is like a butterfly
which, when pursued, is always
beyond our grasp, but, if you
will sit down quietly, may alight
upon you.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

SFCC Breaks
For Winter
All of the campus locations of
South Florida Community
College will be closed for the
winter break from Dec. 16 to
Jan. 1. The bookstore at the
Highlands Campus will remain
open 8 a.m. 5 p.m. from Dec.
18 through Dec. 21 to buy back
used textbooks.
Registration for the spring
term will resume Jan. 2-5 at the
Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto
campuses. Continuing students
may register for classes online
using the PAWS Online feature
of the college website,
www.southflorida.edu. Classes
will resume Jan. 8.
Language is a city to the build-
ing of which every human being
brought a stone.


would like to thank the people of
\ Hardee County who helped with
our fundraiser on Dec. 9, 2006.

We were able to raise over $6,000.


The Lions would like to recognize Camil and Lume
Camili of the Bread Board for making it all possible.
They donated all the food free of charge to
the Lions Club.

A special thank you goes to
kind individuals listed below who

Vandolah Power Plant
Joe L Davis/Lions Club
Jim See Realty
Austin Growers
Herald Advocate
Albritton Insurance
Phoschem Supply
Sevingy & Timmerman
Midflorida Realty
State Farm -
Scott Hardcastle &
David Singletary
Wauchula State Bank
Wauchula State Bank
Wauchula State Bank
Wauchula State Bank
Wauchula State Bank
Hardee Signs & T's
Coldwell Banker
Sonrise Acres-Beth Brown

Any winner who has no

Flat Screen TV
Christmas Dishes
Vera Bradley
$25 gift cert.
$25 gift cert.
$25 gift cert.
Portable DVD
Landscaping Plants
1 year subscription to pap
Gift basket
Westbend Crock Pot
Gold chain

Portable DVD
Camp chair
Golf umbrella
Golf umbrella
$50 savings bond
$50 savings bond
Small luggage set
2 Hardee Wildcat Hats
Electric BBQ Pit
Crystal Wildcat Necklace

all of the
donated prizes.

Ron Herron
Albritton Insurance
Phil Garvin
Pam Sellers
Chris Delatorre
Paul Samuels
Nancy Helveston
Courtney Norris
Jennifer Whitmore
Oscar Ortiz
Pattie Detwiler
)er Evelyn Bailey
Robert Helveston
Calvin Bates
Pete Hughes
Adrian Chapman

Mike Cassidy
Doris Lambert
Denise Benavides
Walter Farr
Carl Coleman
Susan Watson
Albritton Insurance
Walter Farr
Don Chancey
Pete's Pharmacy
Walter Farr

recieved their prize should call 773-3443
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The Hardee County Fair Association is proud
to present a newv event to the upcoming
Hardee County Fair!

Little Miss Hardee County
* Entrants must be a 5th grade girl attending 000
Hardee County School, Home schooled or
living in Hardee County attending 5th grade.

* Entrant must have a B average and last. .7, ', a,,,
report card must be presented to committee
for approval.

First meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 21, 2006 at
5:30 p.m. at the Hardee Junior High School/Hilltop Auditorium.

Any questions please feel free to contact Donna Parks @ (863) 245-1579
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INew Year's Eve Party

Sunday, December 31

$25 per person

D.A.N.G.E.R. Band

Party Favors, ,

Hors d'oeuvres

Breakfast Buffet

Tickets on Sale Now!

Call 773-9656 for more info!
Transportation available to and from if needed!

Wauchula Elks Lodge #1700

318 W. Main St.


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6A The Herald-Advocate, December 21, 2006

SiSports Sense
& Nonsense
By Joan Seaman

How about those soccer boys! They've won five.games in a row and
now have an 8-1 district record and are 9-1-2 overall. And, they were pleas-
antly surprised to receive a letter of commendation from a senior soccer
official at one of their recent games who penalized the opposing team and
praised Hardee players for not retaliating and let officials take care of
Coaches Ron Kline and Gilbert Vasquez are also to be commended for
- teaching sportsmanship to their players rather than verbally degrading them
as some coaches do. It's no wonder, the Wildcat boys are winning. They
practice speed and endurance all week long between games.
Speaking of soccer, there is an urgent need for officials. Any former
player, or enthusiast, can sign up, will be trained by the officiating associa-
tion and receives travel expenses besides pay for each game done. Anyone
interested can call Hardee Athletic Director Val Patarini at the high school,
773-3181 after the holidays and will be pointed in the right direction to
become an official.

Hardee girls soccer had three hard-fought games last week, a 4-4 tie
with Avon Park, a 1-goal loss at DeSoto and a 4-2 win over Fort Meade.
Senior Maggie Rodriguez had three goals against Avon Park and added
another two over Fort Meade. Coach Rob Beatty is doing a good job in his
second season with the Lady Wildcats.
Hardee hoops are alive and well although both the boys, girls, JVs and
junior highs are experiencing ups and downs. Each had had victories inter-
spersed with losses enough to keep them very aware that they have a lot of
work to do before the district playoffs come around in January and
The Wildcat varsity won over Palmetto and lost to Sarasota Booker in
games last week. Hardee girls won over Lake Placid, lost a heart-breaker to
Booker and also lost to Palmetto. The girls are gelling more as a team and
expect good things to happen when their coach Don Gray returns from an
extended illness.
The junior high teams saw their first action in the new gym last week
and early this week. The girls picked up a win over Hill-Gustat and the boys
won over Heartland Christian, so each had a win in the new facility.
Weightlifting girls are gearing up for the state qualifiers in January.
Senior Danielle Hines, juniors Samantha Hagans and Sarah Ezelle and
freshman Charity Webb and Amber Polkington are making their mark.
Look for at least some of them to advance to the state competition.
Several Hardee seniors played their final football game in the South-
Central All-Star game over the weekend. Central won 14-9. Wildcat Ricky
Wiggins was named defensive MVP for the Central squad with an inter-
ception and numerous tackles. Other Wildcats having notable play includ-
ed Jermaine King and Johnny Ray Harris. Also getting on the field were
Will Krause, Pablo Anselmo, Reggie Grizzarad, Donald White and
Cameron Durham.
Theo Jones, of Bowling Green, continues to make news for the third-
ranked University of Central Missouri Mules which have started the sea-
son 9-0, including a pair of wins in the Las Vegas High Desert Class last
weekend. Against Seattle Pacific he was fouled, scored and got the free
throw and then made a couple more free throws and a trey to lead his team
to the win. He led the team with 15 points. Against Rollins College, he was
fouled making a trey and hit the free throw for a four-point play to keep his
team in the game until teammates pitched in. He was one of four members
of his team named to the all-tournament team.
Looking ahead, keep planning to participate in the Feb. 3 benefit run
and walk. All proceeds will go to the American, Cancer Society. Whether
it's the 10K run or three-mile fitness walk, there's a place for everyone to
.contribute. If you can help in the planning, contact Charlie Potter. It's the
same day as the Main Street Chillin' and Grillin', so runners can fuel up
after their run/walk.-

Newton "Fred" Spinks, 83, of
Wauchula, died December 20,
2006, at his home
He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in
Mina, N.Y., and came to Wauchula
from Sherman, N.Y., in 1965. He
was a member of Lake Dale Baptist
Church and was a carpenter.
Survivors include three sons,
Arthur Spinks of Sherman, N.Y.,
Steve Spinks and wife Lori of
Bowling Green, and Rodney L.
Spinks and wife Maria of
Wauchula; three daughters, Janet

Ohmer of Avon Park, Shirley
Turner and husband Dale of Costa
Rica, and Lois Robinson and hus-
band Johnny L. of Freeport; two
sisters, Alice Christiansen of
Jamestown, N.Y., and Ella Spinks
ofMay\ ille.NY.: 25 grandchildren
and 26 great-grandchildren.
Services %\ill be held at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23, at Lake Dale
Baptist Church with burial follo0w-
ing in Lake Dale Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 4418 Sun n Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33872.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula ,,,,
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tures that share the excitement of Christmas as children open their gifts and,
more importantly, as we have the opportunity to spend time with friends
and family.
Without fail, the first picture I take seems to always be that of our
Christmas tree just after it has been decorated. This picture shows the
beginning of the excitement at our home after the tree is up and the rest of
the decorations are in place to create that wonderful feeling of Christmas at


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for the holidays. I'm always looking forward to the time our family shares
during the holidays.
While this year's first picture is similar to those of Christmases past,
there is a difference that will be evident later, when we look through all of
our holiday pictures. There will be pictures of the tree with gifts under-
neath, pictures of presents being opened and shared, and pictures after
breakfast when everyone can take a nap to make up for getting up so early
on Christmas morning.
What will be different this year is that as we look through the pictures,
we will notice that they all were missing one family member, which would
be our son, Scott. He deployed earlier this month for military duty in Iraq.
At the same time as the rest of the family is opening gifts and enjoying
Christmas dinner, Scott, along with so many other men and women in the
military, will be doing what has been asked of them by their country. Most
likely, Scott will be in the air somewhere, as he is a co-pilot aboard a C-130
cargo plane.
Before he left, he proudly told me that in addition to supplies and
equipment, his aircrew would shuttle soldiers around the country as need-
ed. He further explained that this kept a large number of other military men
and women from having to ride cross-country in trucks; trucks that would
be easier targets for those trying to harm our soldiers.
He understands why he won't be home for the holidays, and there are
no complaints from him. Many of you already know what I'm talking
As parents of a child in the military, we support his career choice and
the responsibilities associated with it. Of course we would rather have all
our children home for the holidays, but the reality is that this one is unable
to be here. Thanks to technology' we will be able to share pictures and sto-
ries with him via e-mail, instant messaging, and even the telephone, when
he can find one to use.
We'll share as much with him as possible, in hopes that he will feel as
much a part of the celebration as possible.
Yes, our Christmas pictures will be different this year. Like so many
other parents in Hardee County, the rest of Florida, and in towns and cities
throughout our entire nation, many Christmas pictures will be taken with
military family members missing from them.
We will have pictures of the gifts under the tree on Christmas morning,
pictures of everyone opening presents, and pictures with smiles as we spend
a special day together. We will all be thinking of Scott and wondering what
he is doing. But, we know that when Scott's tour is complete, we will share
our pictures with him as we delight in his safe return home. I promise that
there will be pictures of that day, too!
For Christmas this year, I would ask each and every one of you to take
a moment and pray for the safe return of all the sons and daughters, broth-
ers and sisters, and moms and dads serving our country this Christmas sea-
son. Pray for their safety and the strength they require as they face a
Christmas day far away from their loved ones. I know that in addition to
being a joyous day of celebration, this will also be a difficult day at our
house, just as it will be in many other homes.
Christmas will be celebrated at our home on Dec. 25, and it will be cel-
ebrated sometime next year (date unknown). What this means is that we
will get to experience the the joy and happiness of Christmas twice, and both
times we will have magnificent celebrations.
Have a Merry Christmas.


Holiday Alters
Garbage Pickup
The upcoming Christmas and
New Year's Day holidays will
cause garbage pickup sched-
ules to change accordingly.
There will be no pickup on
Christmas across the county.
Wauchula and Bowling Green
have a double pickup on
Tuesday taking in Monday and
Tuesday's routes.
3c Those serviced by Hardee
County Disposal Inc., including
Zolfo Springs customers, will
also be having Monday's
L garbage picked up on Tuesday..
STuesday routes will be changed
to Wednesday. There will be no
brush collection on Jan. 3.
Brush will be collected Jan. 10.

Fair Sponsors
New Pageant
The Hardee County Fair
Association is hosting a new
event for the upcoming fair, the
Little Miss Hardee County com-
petition. Entrants must be a 5th
grade girl attending a Hardee
County school, home schooled
or living in Hardee County
attending 5th grade.
Entrants must also have a B
average and their last report
-card must be presented to the
committee for approval. The first
meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. at the
Hardee Junior High
School/Hilltop Elementary audi-
torium. For more, information
contact Donna Parks at 863-

The older generation thought
nothing of getting up at five
every morning-and the
younger generation doesn't
think much of it either.
-John J. Welsh

To improve the golden moment
of opportunity, and catch the
good that is within our reach,
is the great art of life.
-Samuel Johnson


December 21, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 7A

Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers

It happened many years ago, just a few days before Christmas. I was
standing in the checkout line of a store, exchanging smiles and winks with
a bundle of energy about 5 years old who was sitting in a cart being pushed
by her father. After a few minutes of this, my new "friend" told me in a
rather loud, but very proud voice, "I have the same birthday as the baby
'Jesus and we both came from God!"
The little one's dad and I were both so startled by the out-of-nowhere
proclamation that we just looked at one another for about 30 seconds before
we started laughing. He told me that she did, indeed, have the same Dec. 25
birthday, and that he and her mother had been working with the girl to
explain the importance of the day and how lucky she was to share it with
Jesus. Until that moment he hadn't been sure she understood what they
were telling her, but the "announcement" made it pretty obvious she got the
Through the years I've often thought about that little girl and wondered
how many times she has taught that lesson to others as she grew up. She
knew the importance of Dec. 25 in her life, and the special bond that gave
her with Jesus. In telling others about it, she also spoke to the relationship
we all have with Jesus our gift from God.
Christmas is a great celebration and the activity .can be a lot of fun -
although often rather tiring but it can also be a time for renewal. We need
to remind ourselves what it is we're really celebrating and what it means.
Christmas marks the birth of Jesus, the greatest gift of all time.
God gave us His Son to die for us and, I have to admit, that's still dif-
ficult for me to comprehend. As a parent, I cannot imagine giving a son to
suffer and die on the cross so. that we could have everlasting life in Heaven.
Yet God loves us so much that He gave the ultimate gift!
God the Father gave His Son. Jesus gave His life. And all I am asked
to do is love others. In the scope of God's gifts to me, that should be so easy.
But it isn't. And I have to keep trying each day to live as Jesus taught.
My little friend in the checkout line said so much about the gift that
God gave us in her "announcement," and it should resonate with me each
day that I have been given the Christmas present that keeps on giving -
God's love. I need to think of that each morning and try to share the gift of
God's love with each and every person I encounter through the day.
I love the Christmas season and the time it gives me with family and
-friends. I am always deeply moved by Midnight Mass and the beautiful
music that marks the birth of Jesus. However, what I value most about
Christmas and what I get out of Christmas is this special time to con-
sider that in the Bethlehem stable God gave us the greatest gift, His Son, so
that we could be with Him in Heaven.
What He asks us in return for that gift of love is simply that we share
that love with others all others we encounter. Not just the easy shar-
ing among family and friends, but also the difficult sharing with those with
whom we do not agree or who are not easy to love.
We have been given, to paraphrase the commercial, a gift we should
keep on giving.
For a free copy of "More Than A Holiday, Christmas Is Christ," write: The
Christophers, 12 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017; or e-mail:
mail@ christophers.org.

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Seeks Volunteers
The Florida Department of
Elder Affairs and the West
Central Florida Area Agency on
Aging is looking for volunteers
for the Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders and Sunshine

for Seniors volunteer teams.
Both programs provide coun-
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about Medicare, Medicaid and a
variety of planning choices for
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8A The Herald-Advocate, December 21, 2006


To a fisheries biologist, every fish species has a unique appeal, but the
sturgeon's prehistoric nature can be fascinating to anybody. The Gulf stur-
geon is a subspecies of Atlantic sturgeon, which along with the shortnose
sturgeon, are native to Florida.
This season, Gulf sturgeons have again made headlines for their mil-
lions-of-years-old antics of jumping out of the water. During the spring and
summer of 2006, at least eight boaters were injured by incidental collisions
with these amazing high flyers that can leap six feet out of the water. As a
result, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
posted signs, cautioning boaters to go slow in areas where Gulf sturgeon are
known to congregate and jump.
Gulf sturgeon have been federally listed as a threatened species since
1991 and protected by Florida law since 1984. These protections were
needed to counter the effects of habitat loss caused by river damming and
commercial overharvesting. Development, surface mining and declining
water quality continue to threaten the Gulf sturgeon today.
Alan Huff an FWC research biologist, conducted some of the pioneer-
ing research on Gulf sturgeons. He said they can live more than 40 years,
weigh 200 pounds and approach eight feet in length. Sturgeons can't be
mistaken for any other family of fish due to their five rows of armor-like
scutes (large, bony scales). Like sharks, their internal skeleton is made of
cartilage. They have whisker-like barbels, extendable under-slung sucking
mouths and shark-like tails.
Females spawn at about seven years old, males at five. A 200-pound
female can produce 40 pounds of eggs (more than a million) per year, and
sturgeon eggs are the raw material for highly valued caviar. However,
females may skip reproduction for a year or more. When all is aligned in
early spring proper river water temperature, flows and levels female
sturgeons eject eggs to be fertilized by males to sustain the population. ,
FWC freshwater fisheries biologist Jerry Krummrich was. accompa-
nied recently by "National Geographic" photographer Stefan Lovgren,
FWC Law Enforcement Officer Rodney Boone and FWC public informa-
tion coordinator Karen Parker on a trip to photograph jumping sturgeons.
The 200-mile Suwannee River contains the largest concentration of Gulf
sturgeons, but they reproduce in other rivers around the Gulf of Mexico to
the Mississippi River. They spend nearly eight months in the rivers where
they were spawned, scarcely feeding or not at all.
When Thanksgiving rolls around and Gulf water temperatures cool,
some very hungry sturgeons move off shore to go on a feeding and growth
binge. They consume worms, small crustaceans, mollusks and other inver-
tebrates as they cruise along the Gulf of Mexico's bottom. The\ use their
barbels to sense concentrations of food and extend their suction-hose-like
mouths to suck up enough food to survive their next fora into Florida's
Gulf Coast rivers the following spring, when they again pretty much stop
For a recent article and an upcoming "National Geographic" television
show, Lovgren asked numerous experts why sturgeons jump. Among the
speculative answers he and others have received are:
For joy;
For social interactions and to communicate with other sturgeon;
To knock off pesky parasites;
To flush muck out of their mouths and gills after bottom feeding; and
To avoid perceived predators (although what, other than gators and
manatees, might be big enough to startle them is unclear)
In the Apalachicola River, since the mid 1950s, the Jim Woodruff Lock
.and Dam and diminished water flows from Georgia have cut off one of the
major reproductive grounds for this threatened species. Populations appear
to be increasing in the Suwannee and Choctawhatchee rivers. The
Apalachicola River population appears to have a mote cyclical increase and
decrease in year-classes, perhaps related to the dam's wate-releasg sched-
ule and water flow rates.
Sturgeon fossils date back to the dinosaur era. After the continents split
into their current configurations many millions of years ago, sturgeon
species were confined to the northern hemisphere, and Atlantic and Gulf
sturgeon populations evolved into subspecies.
Sturgeon flesh and eggs provided an important source of food, and
commerce for thousands of years. Today, human interactions with Gulf
sturgeon are restricted to observation and research. Harvest is prohibited.
If you find a dead sturgeon, please report it to 1-800-367-4461 (or e-
mail TagReturn@MyFWC.com), especially if there is a tag on it, so scien-
tists can learn more about this species' life habits and distribution. To report
collisions with jumping sturgeon, call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).
Hopefully, conservation stewardship will enable us to coexist with Gulf
sturgeons for a long time to come, and maybe we'll really learn why they

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laborated to bring Christmas cheer to needy children in Hardee County through their annual Law
Enforcement Toy Drive. On Dec. 14, Rick Knight of the Hardee County Council of Realtors made
a donation on behalf of the council to the Toy Drive. Pictured are (from left) Sandra Rojas, Chief
William C. Beattie, Raina Bergens, Knight and Maria Rojas-Quinn.

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The Hardee girls soccer team had
three different results in their trio of
games last week.
The girls tied 4-4 with Avon.
Park on Tuesday, lost 1-0 to DeSoto
on Thursday and beat Fort Meade
4-2 on Friday.
The 2006-07 season is nearly
over as the girls head into winter
holiday break. The only game on
the schedule when they return in
January is a trip to Fort Meade on
Jan. 9. District playoffs are at
Braden River Jan. 15-19. Other
teams in the district are Avon Park,
DeSoto, Braden River, Sarasota
Booker, Sebring and Palmetto.
Last week's action began
Tuesday with a visit from Avon
Park, "a very interesting game,"
,said Lady Wildcat coach Rob
Early mistakes gave the advan-
tage to the Lady Devils, which
picked up three goals to just one by
Lady Cat senior Maggie Rodriguez
for a 3-1 halftime advantage.
"We made adjustments at half-
time and they (Avon Park) had less
shots in the second half..They could
not get behind our sweeper as they
had in the first half," said Beatty.
Hardee reversed the scoring in
the second half. Mandy Cornelius
got the first goal at the 18-minute
mark to cut the lead to 3-2, but they
answered a couple of minutes later
to make it a 4-2 game.
After a 20-minute delay for an
ambulance to take an Avon Park
girl to the hospital with severe
dehydration, Rodriguez picked up
another goal to make it 4-3. She got
her final goal at the four-minute
"It was a fight the rest of the way.
We kept trying to score until the
final second," said Beatty. It was
the first time this season that the
girls had scored that many goals in
a game.
Thursday's game was scheduled
to be played at Hardee, but short-
handed officials requested it be
4noved to DeSoto as the second

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor:
: Now that the elections are
'behind us, our hope is that all our
newly elected members of Con-
gress will get on with an agenda to
achieve affordable and accessible
health care for everyone in need
here in Hardee County.
Fortunately, we have a good
model already in place our local
Community Health Center.
The federal program has .a forty-
year record of proven success
reducing disease and keeping down
health care costs. The program has
unmatched bi-partisan support and
now serves nearly 16 million peo-
ple across the country.
Central Florida Health Care Inc.
provides a health care home to
thousands of people right here in
our community, by being their reg-
ular source of care.
We help all our clients to lead
healthy, productive lives and to stay

rl's Game Different

game in a double-header, substitut-
ing for a JV game which was then
"It was a game of two close
teams. We made one mistake get-
ting out of position and they got a
shot which deflected off the goal.
kick and went in. The girls are now
realizing what soccer is, and are
able to do many more things. The
record doesn't show the progress
they have made from last year to
this and during this year," said
Beatty, who particularly noted the
"awesome night" of freshman
goalie Kristina Garcia, who occa-
sionally moves up to the forward
position and is replaced by
Christina Badillo or Daisy Escoto.
Beatty also noted the speed and
hustle of Kimberly Holt, "who
chases people down. She never
Hardee's third game of the week
was Friday night at home against
Fort Meade.
The Lady Miners got on the
board first with 15 minutes left in
the first half. "We came back
before the end of the half with a
shot off the foot of Luisa Gonzalez,
which entered the goal, came back
out, and deflected off Esna
Francisco back into the goal. The
officials did not rule on which
attempt was the score," reported
"It was a sloppily played first
half. We did a lot of blocking the
ball back toward our own goal,
before giving it right back to Fort
Meade. I think it being the third
game of the week contributed to
that," commented Beatty.
The second half saw improved
play by the Hardee girls. "We
forced the ball in close at the 33.20
mark and a Fort Meade player
attempted to clear out the ball but
knocked it into their own goal. That
put us up 2-1 but Fort Meade tied
it at 29:11.
"Maggie (Rodriguez) put us back
up on top with a goal with 11:55
remaining in the game. With less
than two minutes left, she put in the
final goal off a nice pass from

Cynthia Briseno," recounted
"It was a nice win, that we had
* some rough patches. The girls
played tough and should be proud
of their overall effort. Every girl
got playing time as well, which I'm
glad to have accomplished," con-
cluded Beatty.
Players- this year are seniors
Rodriguez, Cornelius, Melissa
Hollon, Ashley Islas, Ramona
Campos, Briseno and Badillo,
juniors Ana Moric, Esmeralda
Martinez, Holt and Gonzalez,
sophs Lucy Ruiz, Marce Ramirez,
Esna Francisco and Daisy Escoto
and freshmen, Vicky Contreras,'
Erika Felix, Chelsea Goolsby,
Abigail Hernandez, Sara Lopez and

Suiting up for senior night ceremonies were (from left) Mandy Cornelius, Ramona Campos,
Ashley Islas, Maggie Rodriguez, Christina Badillo and Cynthia Briseno.

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out of over-crowded hospital emer-
gency rooms.
The new Congress has a chance
to put politics aside and do some-
thing positive to meet the need for
affordable and accessible health
Supporting health centers offers
Congress the chance to hit the
ground running and join a biparti-
san consensus around a proven
solution in an otherwise con-
tentious debate around health care.
All they have to do is help pass
legislation that will increase fund-
ing for the program so it can reach
more people.
Let's hope the new Congress
doesn't waste time and. does the
right thing for everyone.
Juanita Escobedo
Central Florida Health Care

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lCharles Bond & Lydia Manley

Lydia Manley Will

Marry Charles Bond

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Manley of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment and impending marriage of
their daughter, .Lydia Elizabeth
Manley, to Charles Lawrence Bond,
the son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bond
of Wauchula.
A wedding is planned for today

The couple will exchange mar-
riage vows in a private ceremony.
this evening at the home of the
bride's parents.
Following the ceremony, a pri-
vate reception will be held.

Have you heard Wauchula's
inspirational faith-based radio
programming originating in
France? ..
on FM 99.9
Beautiful Christmas \ Music,
Health tips, Reading of the
Scriptures, 'Your Story Hour' at
12 noon and 7 pm daily,. Bible
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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
All the trouble in the world began with a tree.
You remember how happy Adam and Eve were in the beautiful.-garden
God had created for them. There was only one prohibition: do not eat of the
Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Ever wonder why this forbidden tree was good as well as evil? I can
understand staying away from evil. But "good"? "Good" is.O.K., isn't it?
Strange to say, "good" is not so good after all! Lots of things that are
good in themselves can become deadly in application. Take a career in med-
icine, for example. It looks good, but if it dominates a man's life making no
room for God, it becomes evil. Take parenting. Caring for one's children is
good, but what happens if we overprotect and coddle them? Food is a good
thing but overindulgence can kill.
Look at how it was in the Garden between God and Adam before the
tree problem. Adam simply did what he was told and lived a very happy life.
What about good and evil. Who needed them?
With that first disobedience, however, sin entered the world. Men and
God rarely enjoyed a close relationship afterward.
Then God acted to restore the joy of Eden. He sent His only son to die
on Calvary and there to pay the penalty for man's long disobedience. Those
who trust His Son are not only forgiven, they are taken into a relationship
with God that is better than Eden! they become children of the King, not just
All the trouble in the world began with a tree and ended with one.
The second was created when a tree was cut down, then assembled as a

Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

Those of us in attendance at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in
Wauchula on Thursday evening, Dec. 14 enjoyed another evening of
refreshments, singing and fine dancing. Although this was a much-needed
and welcomed rainy night, this didn't seem to detour our friends and their
guests. In fact, there were visitors from as far away as Arcadia and
Buttonwood Bay at Sebring. We also welcomed our .friends, Forrest and
Alice for the first time this season from the Oasis RV Park at Zolfo Springs.-
The Three Note Band highlighted music this evening in remembrance
of ''The Great Depression" years of the 1930s. Although the 1930s were
critical years and hard for our parents and us to deal with. somehow great
up-building music via mostly of the "Old-Radio," seemed to help carry us
along, looking for happy days again.
Our band's performance was par excellent of the 1930s-1940s num-
bers, such as "Whispering"; "Hold-Me"; "It Had To Be You"; and "Save
The Last Waltz For Me"; just to name a few. Then.it was break time and
enjoyment of the snack bar, prepared again by our dear hostess, Darlene.
Then we had about 10 minutes of Jerry's "one-liner" comedy routines,
that "brought the house down with laughter." The band then closed out the
evening's events with fine dancing numbers and music honoring Perry
Como, Eddy Arnold and Vaughn Monroe. The band was also hot again on
a few real oldies such as "Elmer's Tune"; "Alley Cat"; and "The Naughty-
W altz.' .:. .
Our friend, Clarence from Wagon Wheel %on the door prize thWistime.
Please try and attend our next evening of entertainment here at the center
tonight (Thursday the 21st of December). Bring friends. Since the 21st is so
close to the up-coming holiday e ents,. it as decided that this ,would be our
last gathering of the 2006. The first meeting of the year 2007 will be on Jan.
4. "So come one, come all, our 2206 close-out will be a "'Big Ball Room
Bash" you can rest assured!
The Catheryn McDonald Senior Center offers many other fine activi-
ties through out the entire week of seniors. Please consult the center's man-
agement for further details. Hope to see y'all again on the 21st.

Wayne and Sandy Johnson of
Palmetto announce the engagement
of their daughter, Carly Johnson, to
William Lambert III, the son of Bill
and Marie Lambert. of Bowling
The bride-elect is a 1999 gradu-
ate of Palmetto High School. She is
also a graduate of the University of
Florida. ha% ing earned a bachelor of
arts degree in English in 2003 and a
juris doctor from the College of
Law in 2006. She is employed as a
real-estate and land-use attorney
with Fowler White Boggs Banker
P.A. in Tampa.
She is the granddaughter of Mr.
& Mrs. Gene Witt of Palmetto and
Mr. & Mrs. Roddy Johnson of

The prospect e groom is. a 2000,
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School. He earned a bachelor of sci-'
ence degree in food and resource
economics % ith a minor in business'
administration from the Unversity
of Florida in 2005. He is currently
employed as a superintendent with
Levitt & Sons Home Builders in
Sarasota. \
He is the grandson 'of Jim Zajicek
of Bowling Green and the late
Jeanne Zajicek, and Doris Lambert
of Wauchula and the late Bobby
Plans are being made for an April
,2007 wedding at the First Baptist
Church of Palmetto.

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iwo unbeaten football ate ais,
Engaged in a showdown fray.
The lead changes hands several times.
The pitched battle could go either way..
The atmosphere surcharged.
Tremendous excitement among the fans.
Several delays as the players run
To the sidelines to watch
The fights in the stands.

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Before he abandoned the ring for an acting career, Tony Danza's
record as a middleweight boxer was 12 wins, 3 losses.

Will Lambert & Carly Johnson

Carly Johnson & Will

Lambert Are Engaged


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December 21, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3B

Habitat Happenings
By Julie Durrance

Merry Christmas, everyone! All of us at Habitat for Humanity wish
you a joyous holiday season and God's abundant blessings in the year
ahead. As we approach the end of a busy year, we have completed our fifth
,Habitat house in Hardee County. We praise God and are so thankful for all
those individuals, churches, businesses, school and civic groups that helped
,.the Maybeline Mariner family build their own home! Planning for the ded-
ication is under way and hopefully this family will be living in a new, safe,
and decent house before the new year begins.
Recently several members of the Hardee High School Key Club and
Wildcat varsity football team helped lay sod, clean up around the property,
,and prepare our Christmas letter for mass mailing. We appreciate all the
help both organizations have given us over the past several years. These
: young men and women are always cheerful and hard-working.
Randall Hand and also Lovett Farms provided landscaping, irrigation
and sod. Their support helped put the finishing touches on a home anyone
Would be proud to live in.
f As Nou gather iith your families this Christmas, give thanks to the
Lord if \ou %%ill be doing so in a safe, warm and comfortable home.
Remember those in our community who only dream about such a home and
are on our \\ aiing Ilisi. % killing to work hard with others to make that dream

a reality. Habitat homeowners must work hundreds of hours on their own
home and/or that of another before purchasing their home with an interest-
free loan. Our Habitat families receive a hand up, not a hand out.
You can help keep Habitat's mission moving in Hardee County by
working one Saturday morning a month at a home site, providing financial
contributions, or getting involved with our committees and board of direc-
tors. See our ad in last week's paper for a Christmas "wish list" of addi-
tional items needed by our affiliate.
If you or your church would like to volunteer for a work day, help out
in our office, or hold a fundraiser for Habitat, please call our volunteer
coordinator Sherron Jensen at 773-6602. Your support for Habitat is a
blessing that will come back to you. Please join us and put your faith into
action! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Resting after a job well-done ar (left to right): Derrick Rivers; Key;
Club members Madison Graham and Mark Harrell; Zeke
Southward; and varisty Wildcat football players Donald White (a
member of the family receiving the house) and Ian Durrance. In
background, construction supervisor Kermit Stevens advises
Doug Jensen of Vandolah Power Co. as he installs siding.

Be Careful Of Florida

Wildfires Bronson Warns

Key Club members Clara Durrance, Brittany Wiggins, and
QAmanda Porter arrive bright and early for a morning's work at
, the Habitat house..
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Laying sod and installing plants were Wildcat football players,
fey Club members, future Habitat homeowners and friends, and
mriembers of several lo* ..churches.

Florida Agriculture arid Con-.
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is asking the
public to be careful with all outdoor
fires this holiday season.
"Florida has received below-nor-
mal amounts of precipitation
through the fall months, and the
Dec. 9-10 weekend's freezing tem-
peratures in the northern part of the
state have left much of our wild-
lands vulnerable to wildfire,"
Bronson said. "The freeze-dried
vegetation will only add to the
already accumulated debris that is
still scattered across Florida from
the 2004 and 2005 hurricane sea-
sons." .. ,. .
Relative humidity below 35 per-
cent, lack of rainfall for two weeks
or longer, and strong, dry winds are
all components that create extreme
fire danger.
"Any fire that starts during these
weather conditions could get out of
control and spread quickly. said






St. Ann's Episcopal Church
205 No. 9th Ave. Wauchula
For more information call
(863) 773-6418
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Bronson encouraged the public
to follow these tips:
Report any suspicious fire by
calling 911.
Never leave any fire unattend-
'* Clear an area down to bare soil
around campfires and warming
Do not bum yard waste during
dry, windy conditions.
*. Keep your home safe from
fires by clearing leaves from the
roof and guiters, and by removing
dead vegetation within 30 feet of
your home. It is also important to
trim trees and limbs within 15 feet
of your chimney and make sure that
you have a properly working spark
arrester on your chimney.
Bronson is recommending that .
Floridians contact their local
Division of Forestry office for
more information on fire preven-
tion tips and burning regulations, or
visit the Division of Forestry's web
site athttp:7//\ .fl-dof.com.
During the months of September
through December. Florida had 475
wildfires that burned 3,052 acres.
The number of %w wildfires and acres
burned is up from the five-year
average of 330 fires which burned
1,635 acres during the same period
over the previous five years. Since
January 1, 4,596 Florida wildfires
have burned 213,012 acres. Most
of' these fires (77 percent) were
caused by humans.

The greatest service which can
be rendered any country is to
add a useful plant to its culture.
-Thomas Jefferson

Army Spec. Pedro A. "Tony"
Macias has graduated from the
Warrior Leaders Course and the
U.S. Army Primary Leadership De-
velopment Course, both held at the
Noncommissioned Officer Acad-
emy, Schofield Barracks, Oahu,
He is the son of Grace Waldron
and step-son of John Britt Waldron,
of Stanley Avenue in Frostproof.
His wife Jamie, daughter of Rev.
James R. and Nancy Davis of West
Main Street, Wauchula.
An infantryman, Macias is
assigned to Company A., 1st
Batallion, 27th Infantry, Schofield
Barracks. He has served in the mil-.
itary for two years. By passing a.
recent promotion board, he is now-
eligible for promotion to the rank of
The Warrior Leaders Course is
part of the Army's Non-Commis-
sioned' Officer Education System
designed to provide the Army with
soldiers who can visualize, describe
and execute squad-level operations
in varied operational environments
and battlefields.
The :course .teaches \specialists
how to be a noncommissioned offi-
cer and focus on leading, training,
caring, maintaining and warrior
skills. The training prepares spe-
cialists for promotion to. sergeant
and for assignments in teams, crews
and squads, which symbolizes their
transition from "follower" to
The five-week Primary
Leadership Development Course is
designed to train soldiers in basic
leadership and communication/-
counseling skills, supply and main-
tenjnce. and military studies and
professionaJ skills to perform duties
and execute responsibilities of
junior noncommissioned officers.
The training focuses, on self-dis-
cipline, and leading and developing
soldiers to work and fight under the
supervision of the battle-competent,
first-level noncommissioned offi-
The course included practical
application of methods, followed by
hands-on, performance-oriented
training conducted in a tactical
environment during a field training
exercise. Also, it included training
in planning, executing and evaluat-
ing of individual or team training,
and planning of mission/tasks
assigned to a team-sized unit.


News. I


St. Ann's Episcopal Church of
Wauchula will hold its traditional
midnight mass on Sunday evening,
beginning at 11 p.m.
Everyone is invited to share in
this special service at the church at
205 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula. For
more information, call 773-6418.
The Church of the Nazarene is
holding a Christmas Eve candle-
light service "to honor the birth of
our Savior Jesus Christ." The ser-
vice will begin at 6 p.m. I '.
Everyone is invited "t' help us
celebrate this wonderful event," at
the church at the corner of Florida
Avenue and West Palmetto Street in
Oak Grove Baptist Church will
hold its annual Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service on Sunday at 5
Everyone is invited to join the
church family at 4350 W. Main St.,
Wauchula for this special time.
All life is an experiment. The
more experiments you make the
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

On behalf of Robarts Family Funeral Home, I would like to
thank the people of Hardee county for making the first annual

Christmas Celebration & Toy Drive In The Park

a success, as well as a memorable and rewarding experience.

Having the knowledge that we all do what we can to help out
those less fortunate than ourselves and bring a smile to the face
ofso many children during this Christmas season brings joy to
our hearts.

We look forward to having the opportunity to serve our
community again in the.future, not only during the holiday
seasons, but every day.
Dennis (Denny) R. Robarts II

We would also like to give special thanks to the following
contributors for giving of thier time and support:
The Hardee.County Chamber of Commerce
Hardee County Fire & Rescue
Main Street Wauchula
Smile-N-Jacks BBQ
Scott Hardcastle State Farm
The Staton Family
The Rickett Family

MerppY ChPismcIs'

Robarts Family Funeral Home, Inc
529 West Main street .
.Wauchula Florida 33873


Luke Roberts

Celebrates At

First Birthday

Luke Michael Roberts became
one year old on Oct. 18 and cele-
brated with an Oct. 28 party at
Pioneer Park.
The son of Bruce Roberts of
Bowling Green and Wendy Battles
of Wauchula, Luke's party had a
fishing theme. Hot dogs, hamburg-
ers, cole slaw, potato salad and cake
were served to the many guests.
Among those attending were his
brothers Coby, Nick, Zack and
Marcus Battles and Will and
Weston Roberts, great-grandmother
Lucille Roberts, great-aunt and
great-uncle Lori and Arnold Staton,
cousin Cade Roberts and friends
Donna and Miranda Hunt, April,
Donald, Abby and Derrick Ellis and
Dustin and Mara Goodwyn.

4B The Herald-Advocate, December 21, 2006

Case No. 2006CA519
as Assignee to MBNA AMERICA
N.A., a Delaware corporation.
unknown parties claiming by, through,
under and against the above named
Defendant who are unknown to be
dead or alive whether said unknown
are persons, heirs, devisees, gran-
tees, or other claimants; UNKNOWN
TENANT, in possession of the subject
real property,
Defendants /

TO: Sharon K. Vastola
3032 Suwannee Street
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Unknown Spouse of Sharon K.
3032 Suwannee Street
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for foreclosure, has been filed against
you regarding the subject property
with a legal description, to-wit:
Lot 3, Block 10, WILLIAMS
SPRINGS, according to the
map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page(s) 27, Public Records
of Hardee County, Florida.
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Gary I. Gassel, Esquire, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 2033 Main
Street, Suite 301, Sarasota, Florida
34237, on or before the 12 day of
January, 2007 and file the original with
the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated this 7 day of December, 2006.
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
Case No. 252006DR000595
Toby Tremaine Ellison,
Eleta Rose McKay,
TO: Eleta Rose" McKay
531 South Road Wauchula, FL 33873
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Toby Tremaine whose address is 531
South Road Wauchula, FL 33873 on or
before January 12, 2007 and file the
original with the clerk of this Court at
417 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL
33873, before service on Petitioner or
Immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
Dated: 12-5-06
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
Case No. 252006CA000465
SBJ LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company

If alive or if dead, and their
unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees,-grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against
Defendants. /

TURNER, if alive or if dead,
and their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or
against them
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action


The Gold Wing Road Riders are helping to spread Christmas
cheer in Hardee County, as Chapter FL2-H is doing its best to
provide a present under every tree this holiday season for needy
children. Shown above (from left) is Don Simmers with Tom
Hartman, pastor of the First Christian Church in Wauchula,
kneeling is R.C. Weeks. The chapter provided four truckloads of
toys to the First Christian Church of Wauchula and Faith
Assembly of God in Bowling Green. Pictured below is Pastor
J.W. Miller of the Faith Assembly of God holding up one of the
many toys donated by the riders.
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Two labrador retriever and husky mix puppies.
Both females, and will be large dogs when grown.
Come see their beautiful blue eyes!

has been filed against you to quiet
title on the following described prop-
erty in Hardee County, Florida:
Tracts #8, 9 and 10:
Commence at the NE corner of
NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 36
Township 33 South, Range 25
East; thence run South
89*46'00" West for a distance
of 533.23 feet for point of
beginning; thence continue
South 8946'00" West for a
distance of 208.71 feet; thence
South 0*01'24" West for a dis-
tance of 233.71 feet; thence
North 89046'00" East for a dis-
tance of 208.71 feet; thence
North 0*01'24" East for a dis-
tance of 233.71 feet to the
point of beginning. LESS the
North 25 feet thereof for road
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
JOHN W.H. BURTON of Burton &
Burton, RA., Post Office Drawer 1729,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or before
the day of Jan. 12, 2007, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter, or
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the com-
plaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on this 11 day
of December, 2006.
Clerk of Courts
By: Connie Coker,
Deputy Clerk

Write it on your heart that every
day is the best day of the year.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Case No. 142006CA000710
2001 Ford Motor Vehicle
VIN# 1FAFP52U71A260643
$751.00 U.S. Currency

TO: Aurelia Torres
3222 E. Main St.
Wauchula, FL 33873
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for forfeiture, wherein the Arcadia
Police Department is demanding that
the Court enter an order determining
that the 2001 Ford Motor Vehicle,
VIN# 1FAFP52U71A260643, and
$751.00 U.S. Currency is contraband
and should be forfeited to the Arcadia
Police Department, has been filed
against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on VINCENT A. SICA,
ESQUIRE, Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box 2080,
Arcadia,* Florida 34265, on or before
the 22nd day of December, 2006, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or peti-
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 4 day of December,
Clerk of Courts
By: Marlene Harris
Deputy Clerk


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School. Parents, students and teachers participated in Weird Science Night following a school-
wide study of the Sunshine State Standards for that subject. Displays featured students' experi-
ments, which were judged to determine the wackiest and the weirdest. Third-grade teachers
dressed in lab coats as they showcased their operating skills. Second-grade teachers wore PJs,
saying they love their school so much they even sleep there! Above, fourth-grade teacher
Michelle Hall and student Glen Ellis get in on the action. In all, 300 visitors joined in the weird-
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December 21, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5B

Hoop Boys Split District Games

Weightlifting Girls Beat Booker

Of The Herald-Advocate
In the final week before the holi-
day break, Hardee hoopsters split a
pair of district games.
The varsity 'Cats won over
,Palmetto last Monday and" lost to
-Sarasota Booker on Thursday
Now they prepare for participa-
tion in the three-day Winter Haven
tournament Dec. 28-30, facing
--some of the top teams in Polk and
-surrounding counties.
After the holidays, the second
:-season starts on Jan. 5 with a visit
from Braden River. On Jan. 6,
'.,Hardee will play in a mini-touma-
-ment at the Lakeland Center.
After that, only two of the eight
remaining games are at home. But,
Hardee will host the district touma-
ment Feb. 5-10.
Against Palmetto last week, it
'?,%was a slow-starting affair, with the
three seniors and two juniors giving
?,,Palmetto the experience edge. The
tip went to the Tigers and the game
was on. Tiger senior Joe Hills got
,the first deuce of the evening at the
6:45 mark.
When Weston Palmer stole the
ball, went all the way and dished to
'Olnel Virgile, it was a tie game.
-From there, Hardee took the lead,
;-with a pass from Palmer allowing
*-Mark St. Fort to score. Shortly,
..Arnold Louis drove in for a shot
and St. Fort rebounded it. Hardee
led 6-2.
As the buzzer sounded, Louis
rebounded a, Rodney Mitchell
missed attempt for a trey. Hardee
led 7-4. Tyrone Pace, Jermaine
King, Josh Jackson and Palmer got
? into the action during the second
' stanza. Pace rebounded a shot in
5 the final seconds to give Hardee a
26-12 halftime advantage.
A Brian Smith trey opened the
second half for a determined
Palmetto squad. Palmer came
across the key for a bank shot. Each
time Palmetto would score, Hardee
would answer in kind. Gradually,
Palmetto began to make inroads
into the Hardee lead, at one time
~ cutting it to six points. A Jackson
Sput Hardee back in front 37-28 as
the third period ended.
Making free throws down the
stretch also helped the Wildcats

stay ahead. When Hills fouled out
and Mitchell was ejected for
unsportsmanlike conduct, the
Hardee lead lengthened.
As the game wound down, both
teams emptied their benches.
Reserves Pete Solis, Alex Flores,
Marwin Simmons, Kierre Cooke
and Pace were on the floor in the
final minutes. Flores nailed one-of-
two at the free throw line, Cook
stole the ball and Solis landed a
layout as the game ended with the
final score 58-44.
St. Fort's 16 points nearly
equaled the 20 Mitchell scored
before leaving the game. No other
Tiger had more than five points.
For Hardee, Louis chipped in
with 11 points, Palmer had eight,
Jackson and Virgile each six, King
and Pace each four, Solis two and
Flores one point.
The Tuesday night game against
Lakeland was cancelled. Since the
Dreadnaughts had been busy on the
football field, some of their district
games had to be rescheduled and
non-district games cancelled.
After a couple days of layoff, the
Wildcats played a helter-skelter
game at Booker on Thursday night.
"We simply .had too many
turnovers. We would have done OK
without the 25 turnovers. We were
up by one at the half and our
defense held Booker to only 60-
some points, but we need better ball
movement and to make our foul
shots down the stretch," said varsi-
ty head coach Vance Dickey.
The Wildcats were up 14-11 at
the end of the first quarter and saw
the advantage drop to one points,
30-29, at halftime.
By the end of the third period,
Booker had taken control with a
47-43 lead and went on to win 69-
59. Sloan Collins % as Tornado high
scorer with 21 points and John
Jones had 15. Six other players had
seven or less points.
For the 'Cats, St. Fort matched
the game-high with 21 points, some
every period. Louis, Palmeri- and
Jackson each had eight points, and
Virgile, Pace and King added four
Starting later than most other JV
teams, the Hardee junior varsity
had a learning experience in both
its games last week.

On Monday against Palmetto,
Hardee slipped behind eP iy and
never caught up, losing. 73-47.
Tavares Woode's 19 points, Donald
Campbell's 16 and 14 from Sam
Silas were an overwhelming trio
for Hardee to counter.
Esayi Youyoute led Hardee with
16 points, including five-of-six
from the charity stripe. Kelsheem
White added 13, Antjuan Jones and
Ray Deanda each seven, and
Ladarius Pace four points.
Hardee had a good night at the
free stripe, making 15-of-20.
Deanda went four-of-five and
Jones nailed two-of-two.
At Booker on Thursday night, it
was a similar story, a slow start and
inability to make up the difference.
Hardee lost 51-32.
White topped Hardee with nine
points, while Deanda had seven,
Youyoute and Tyler Alden each
four, Luke Juarez and Haree Cook
each three and Ryan Blair two
points. Nathan Tomlinson, Skylar
Alden and Charles Allen added to
the floor game.

Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee girls weightlifting
team keeps improving.
The girls placed second of four
teams in a Tuesday home meet and
beat Sarasota Booker in a Thursday
The girls broke for the holidays,
coming back to face four meets to
end the season. They will lift at
Lake Placid on Jan. 10 and at
Sebring on Jan. 12. There is a qual-
ifying lift at Avon Park on Jan. 18
and the sectionals at Sarasota on
Jan. 24.
Backtracking to the Dec. 4 meet
at Avon Park, results were finally
received last week. Hardee lost 35-
42, but three Lady Wildcats
claimed first-place points. Danielle
Hines, the only Wildcat senior, won
the 154-pound division with a total
of 215 pounds. Junior Samantha
Hagans won the 101-division with
a total of 110 pounds and freshman
Charity Webb was tops in the
unlimited division with 165

A half dozen Lady 'Cats picked
up second-place points. Junior
Bridgett Singletary totaled 105
points in her 110-division. Fresh-
man Ariel Singletary had a high of
115 pound in the 119-division.
Junior Katie Bryan combined the
clean-and-jerk and bench press for
a total of 165 pounds.
At 154, junior Nicole Bromley
followed Hines with a total of 185
pounds. Soph Rebecca Quinones
was second in her 169-division
with lifts totaling 140 pounds.
Junior Sarah Ezelle was a close
second in the 183-division with a
lifting total of 210. pounds.
Last Tuesday, Hardee had its first
home meet. LaBelle placed first
with 64 points. Hardee was next
with 51, Sebring had 41, DeSoto 20
and Lake Placid 18.
Hagans started Hardee out in the
101-division by placing fourth with
115 pounds. Bridgette Singletary
placed third at 110 with lifts of 100.
Soph Casey Johnson was third and
Ariel Singletary ninth in the 119-
division. Hardee had no lifters at

Hines placed second at 139 with
220 pounds and Bryan was sixth.
Bromley placed fifth in, the 154-
division. Freshman Amber Pilking-
ton was second and Quinones
fourth in the 169 division.
Freshman Shanique .Outley and
Webb were second and third
respectively in the unlimited divi-
A short-handed Booker squad
came to visit Hardee last Thursday,
with Hardee winning 37-24.
Hardee had first-place points
from Hagans, Johnson, Hines,
Pilkington and Ezelle. Second-
place points came to Bridgett and
Ariel Singletary, soph Marvysha
Morris and Quinones while third-
place points went to Bryan, Brom-
ley and Webb.
A thing is funny when-in some
way that is not actually offen-
sive or frightening-it upsets
the established order. Every
joke is a tiny revolution.
-George Orwell




Health Fair

Sponsored by HOPE of Hardee

For the week ended December 14, 2006:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 9,463 compared to
10,099 last week and 12,323 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
'State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last L\eek: slaughter
*, cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 higher; feeder steers and heifers 1.00
to 3.00 higher.'
S, Feeder Steers: Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 125.00-195.00;
* ', 300-400 lbs., 110.00-146.00; and
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$160,000 MLS 190478
Curb Appeal-3BR/1BA Frame
home located in the city limits of
Wauchula. The home includes a
pool, shed, swing set, and many
other extras. Listed price is
$155,000 MLS 189934
Affordable Home-3BR/1BA with
front porch located in the city lim-
its of Wauchula. Home has poten-
tial with some TLC. Reasonably
priced at only $69,500 MLS

computer literate, good with seniors,;
able to work some weekends. Fax:
resume to 773-0410. 12:7-21 pS
Local hauling, Sarasota, Manateet
counties, 2001 Peterbilt tri-axle dump
trucks, top wages, overtime. Please
call 941-845-0128. 11:23-12:21 p4
PART-TIME NURSING position for:
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume-
to P.O. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 33873.Z
dependable person needed, able to:
handle diverse tasks. Available @,
Ullrich's Water, 409 Goolsby St. Apply;
in person. 12:7-28c
have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc

REDUCED-$115,000 for this
3BR/2BA M.H. with 2 car carport,
approximately 2,400 sq. ft. plenty
of out buildings on 1 acre MLS
Out of Town-Spacious 3BR/2BA
2002 M.H. on 1 acre. Includes
stove, refrigerator, dishwasher,
window' treatments and ceiling
fans. Offerd at $92,000 MLS
Start from Scratch-buy one or
two building lots just north of
Sebring. Located close to medical
facilities. Each lot is 80 x 125.
$39,900 each/both for $79,800
MLS 189716
Nice Clean Vacant Lot-Located
on the South Side of Bowling
Green just out of City Limits. The
lot has 180 front and 150 dept
fronting Chester Ave. Lot zoned as
C-1. Listed price is $62,000
W. Lake Buffum Rd.-We have
several tracts of land in Fort
Meade. Call to inquire!

** Whether you're buying or selling. The professionals at Flores
& Flores, Inc. will be happy to assist you. Let one of our associ-
ates help make your Real Estate dreams come true.**

*All of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
OPPORU ITY After hours 863-773-2840
Noey Adam Flores (863) 781-4585 John Freeman 863) 773-6141
Amanda Mishoe (863) 781-3587 Steve Lanier 863) 559-9392
Lisa Douglas 863) 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891

Sunrise Community is now
hiring the following position:
Direct Support Staff
Great new starting wages and benefits. Potential for growth!
Must have clean background/drug screening/driving record.
Please call 863-767-8941
for more information.

Prime 25 acres MOL at 5069 Oak Wood Dr. South of Nocatee off Woods
Road. Spacious brick home with 3,126 SF under roof, Ig barn & sheds.
$950,000 or $750,000 for 15 acres incl. home & buildings.
I acre in Ona with 1/2 zoned C-1 includes 3 rental houses at $900 per
month. $140,000.
60 acres with 50 acres MOL in young bearing grove with 8" well & micro
jets. Close to town, EST. crop for 2006 $100,000 at $15,000 per acre, can
be divided.
421 Grape St. BG 3/1, central H/A, FR $65,000.
15 acre grove, irrigated, tiled, Rhynn Road, $300,000.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
Celito Lindo 3.75 acres MOL frontage on North & South Hwy 17. 8.160
SF auditorium includes beverage license. $1,180,000. -

220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873.
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 .- ,
www.floresrealty.net John Freeman
Ws wani io wlAh ifAou a Jo(appya and Safe aAiAima4!
** (WU f Tf) Wn **
Must See to Appreciate-Brand New 2006 Doublewide 3BR/2BA, fire-
place, very nice kitchen cabinets and countertops. Big back yard with oak
trees on paved road. Call now. Reduced to $79,900 MLS 190647
Motivated Seller-This amazing historical home, consists or 5BR/2BA,
iarge family room, fireplace, dinning room, and so much more. Enjoy tak-
ing time to bring this old homestead to its original state. There is plenty of
room to use your creativity. Reduced to $155,000 MLS 188921


Land Clearing *
Pond Excavation*
Dirt Hauling / Grade Work*
SCitrus Tree Removal *
Demolition *
Site Prep*

ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Health/Disability Services
Coordinator in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for ensuring
that children and families have a source of continuous and accessible
health care. Assumes lead role in the implementation of Health,
Disability, Mental Health and Dental Services at the center in collabora-
tion with Family Services Coordinators. Assumes primary responsibili-
ty for services for children with disabilities at center. Preferred:
License Practical Nurse, Certified Medical Assistant,, or Associates
degree in health related field and one year experience working with
young children, including children with disabilities, and families.
Experience in community services. Supervisory experience. Bilingual
(Sp/Eng or Creole/ Eng). Accepted: Nursing Assistant Certificate or 45
contact hours of formal training in a health related field and five years
experience working with young children, including children with dis-
abilities. Experience in community services. Starting salary $459.60 to
$482.80 weekly. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan.
Closing date: 12-27-06. Send resume/letter of interest or apply at: 5115
Mason Dixon Ave. Bowling Green, FL. 33834, Tel. 863-375-2101, EOE,
ADA, License #C14HA0001.
ECMHSP esti aceptando solicitudes de empleo para el puesto de coor-
dinador de servicios de salud/discapacidades para un program de Head
Start. Sera responsible de asegurar que los nihos y las families tengan
recursos de servicios de salud disponible. Tendri la principal responsi-
bilidad, junto con los coordinadores de servicios para la familiar, en la
implementaci6n de los servicios de salud, discapacidad, salud mental, y
servicios dentales del centro. Se prefiere: Licencia de enfermera practi-
cante, certificado de asistente m6dico o titulo de Asociado en el Area de
salud y un aro de experiencia trabajando con nifios pequefios, incluyen-
do los nifios con discapacidades y con las families. Experiencia traba-
jando en servicios para la comunidad. Experiencia como supervisor.
Bilingtie (espafiol/ingl6s o criollo/ingl6s). Se acepta: Certificaci6n de
asistente de enfermera o 45 horas de capacitaci6n formal en un campo
de salud y cinco afios de experiencia trabajando con nifios pequefios
incluyendo los nifios con discapacidades. Experiencia trabajando en ser-
vicios para la comunidad. El salario inicial es entire $$459.60 to $482.80
por semana. Se ofrece permiso personal, permiso por enfermedad, y
beneficio de retiro con contribuci6n del empleador. La fecha final para
entregar la solicitud es: 12-27-06, envie su curriculo y su carta de interns
o su solicitud de empleo a: 5115 Mason Dixon Ave. Bowling Green, FL.
33834, tel6fono 863-375-2101, EOE, ADA, licencia N': C14HA0001.




December 21, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 7


Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat .ts $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot d4:20tfc

My Florida
Services Inc.
207 Illinois Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863-832-2102

Whether it's your home or place of business, large or small
we keep it looking great. We can customize a maintenance
program to fit your needs and budget. New construction,
renovation or just want to freshen things up a bit, we can
help. Give us a call today and see how MFLSI can add
value to your home or business.
SNow HIRING 112:14-1:4o

CROSS BRED black angus bull, 2 1/2
years old, $600 OBO. 863-443-0965.
2 BLACK COWS; 1 Charolals, 1
Guernsey, heavy milker. All freshen
within 30 days. 773-3388. 12:21 p

700 REMINGTON 6 MM, black stock,
3x9 Burrus scope, $550.. 863-735-
0018. 12:21p,
STEPPER WESLO, monitor for steps
and calories, used, $45. 863-773-
2478. 12:21p

YOU IN! Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 12:21-1:18p
YOU IN! Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 12:21-1:18p
3 BR/ 1 B, screened in ground pool,
large utility, close to college, quiet
neighborhood, $195,000 OBO. 773-
2859. 12:21-28p
FOR SALE OR RENT 4/2, 2 car
garage, large yard, carpet and tile.
786-218-5250 or 786-218-5236. 12:21 p
B, CB stucco, 2527 total sf, Immediate
occupancy, $225,000. Days 773-6888;
evenings & weekends 773-6990 / 773-
6883. 12:14-1:11p
1 ACRE IN WONDERFUL park-like set-
ting with 3 bed, 2 bath, 1320 SF frame
home + porch, central air and heat,
with 460 SF utility. building, picnic
area, fire pit, carport and shed, room
to build or expand, BG city limits.
Updated, clean & ready to move into,
$169,000. 4335 Dixiana Drive. Call
Roberto 863-398-7791. Additional 2
acres with 5 surveyed building lots,
pole barn and shed, $150,000 or
$300.000 firm, for entire 3 aces.

In 1964, golfer Norman Manley
achieved consecutive holes in one
on a course in Saugus, California
and both holes were par 4s.

S 20 Hogan St.
Wauchula, FL
(Behind Panda Restaurant)

Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
773-3500 cl7:27tfc

* Boat and Craneo service Tree Trimming *
Complete Tree Removal *
SCitrus Tree Removal Land Clearing *

(863) 781-2089
ULieanid a Insured Aeeopt M/ C Visa m

402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
THE PRICE IS RIGHT for this 3B/15Bth, C/B with
brick veneer home; situated on 2 lots, fenced yard, sep-
arate well for irrigation; outside storage shed.
NEW LISTING! 10 acres with paved road frontage,
located in eastern Hardee Co.; 4", well. $18,000 per
GOLF COURSE SETTING! This home has it all -
3B/2Bth, 3 car garage, high ceilings with upgraded
light fixtures, split bedroom plan, elegant master bath,
bonus room with built-in cabinets and sink, lovely
landscaping. $299,500
FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch, SW Mobile Home,
located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot 80x125. $59,900
GREAT PRICE on this' C/B home with 2B/lBth,
recently renovated kitchen, roof, tile floors; fenced
yard; excellent family neighborhood. $128,000
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY this 2B/2Bth Jacobson
D/W, built in 2004; nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location;
listed at $82,000
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 5 acres with mature
oaks plus 2B/1.5Bth C/B home; outside storage 30x36;
located in secluded area. $200,000 ..
B/2Bth home on 2.5 acres is perfect for those that want
country living but the convenience of town! Featuring
mexican tile floors, open floor plan, modern kitchen
with all new appliances and new cabinets plus 4 stall
pole barn. Make this your home today!
LOOK NO FURTHER! This recently updated home
has 3B/1.5Bth, new carpet and flooring, new kitchen
cabinets, fenced yard, convenient location dose to
schools and shopping. $155,000
This 3B/1Bth home has plenty of room for children to
play; well maintained, desirable area; new flooring,
H/W heater, roof and garage door. Listed at $155,000
ated on approx. 1 acre in town; mature oaks; new roof
and A/C. $175,000
3B/2Bth home; located on 5 acres just outside of town
in desirable area plus handyman's 24x36 concrete


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

Charlotte Terrell

15 secluded acres, perfect for house site or investment;
scattered oaks, fenced pasture. $10,000 per acre
Quiet and serene surroundings overlooking man-made
lakes! 25 acres of grove and 15 acres in pasture; prop-
erty has been divided into 5 and 10 acre tracts; two 2"
wells and one 8" well plus pond. 10 acre tracts $16,000
per acre; 5 acre tracts are $16,500 per acre
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME on this 1 acre lot located
in very desirable area.$29,500
LET'S MAKE A DEAL! 15 Acres fenced with 3B/lBth
C/B house, barn, cow pens, feed lot; large oak trees on
a paved county road. Call today and make an appoint-
ment to see. $400,000
A MUST SEE! 3B/2Bth CB/Stucco home; large family
room, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen, fenced
yard. $160,000
Large 3B/1Bth home located in quiet neighborhood;
yard with large oaks; plus apartment studio apartment
in back. $100,000
INVESTMENT PROPERTY! Two houses located on
this Highway 64 road frontage property; one has
4B/lBth the other has 2B/1Bth; property could be used
as rentals or store fronts; located in Ona, zoned C-2.
EXCELLENT HOMESITE! 10.52 acres of pasture
land; nice fish pond with dock; located in eastern
Hardee County. $185,000
DESIRABLE LOCATION for this 6.6 acre tract, some
trees, small pond, located in eastern Hardee. $149,850
Beautiful 5 acre tract with some fruit trees, large oaks,
one (1) acre pond; would make a lovely home site or
weekend retreat. $110,000
40 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage; nice
scattered oaks. Call for more information.
SIX ACRES! Well, septic, and electricity already in
place on this 6 acre tract; beautiful, large oaks, small
creek runs through the west part of property; perfect
building site. $200,000
10 Acres in Duette Area; property is fenced and has a
12" well. Call for details.


ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY........-.781-7230

ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255

Sold by Pallet, Half Pallet, Piece
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available

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781-6695. 12:21dh
BUNK BED WITH mattresses, like
new, $175; weight bench, $249 new -
now $25, good condition; queen box
springs and mattress, $100; captain's
den waterbed wood frame w/acces-
sories, $200. Call 781-6909. 12:21 c
2003 RED SCOOTER, like new, 130
miles, paid $1,100, asking $600 OBO.
781-0448 after 3. 12:21 p
2004 HONDA SHADOW Sabre 1100,
1700 miles. 773-9169 after 5 p.m,
KIDS 4 WHEELER, 90CC, like new,
$850 OBO. 863-781-6754. 12:21p

Mon Sat
-8:00 5:00

SALE BY OWNER in beautiful adult
retirement park, 1988 Victory modular
home, 1,352 sf, handicap accessible,
master bedroom with bath, guest
room with full bath, dining room with
lighted china closet, living room with
cable, fully equipped kitchen, Florida
room, large utility room, recently built
handicap ramp. Asking only $40,000.
For private showing 863-773-5764.
40' PARK MODEL w/shed at Wagon
Wheel Park, $10,000. 269-720-9784
leave message. 12:14-1:11p
'95, 2BR / 2B, 66x14. 767-8822.

* We repair most.
American cars
* Full time mechanic
* We are license
and insured!
Reg #MV-40625

Bo Espino
Auto Technician

I.. o sa'ys ..

20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2.12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door,
2 Gable Vents, 9 8
4" Concrete Slab $ 9,984
25 x 30 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Rool (2 12 Pitch)
2 Roll-up Doors 1 Entry Door.
1 Window 2 Gable Vents
4" Concrete Slab $15,096

30 x 35 x9 Executive
Vertical Roof (3 12 Pitchi
2 Roll-up Doors. 1 Entry Door.
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents
4" Concrete Slab $20,295

- Meets 120 mph Wind Load
- Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length


- Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
- Florida Owned & Operated -951-2300
Pri PlusSales Ta.x&CounvPeeo *Photo fordisphavpurpo only cl11:23tfc www.metalsystemsplus.corr

Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial 12 acres on Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
Beautiful Pasture 40 acre lush pasture 9 miles east of town.
$12,000 per acre.
10 Acres in Sweetwater Just cleared and ready for 2 homes,
tree farm or nursery. Deep well plus highway frontage! $139,000.
20 acre Roble orange grove Just east of Bartow. Top produc-
er! $324,000. Call David Hitchcock @ (863) 557-0082.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $30,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.


35' TRAILER, set-up at Oasis, fully
furnished! 863-781-1398 or 863-781-
4176. 12:21-28p
"WE BUY GOOD used mobile homes;
singlewides & doublewides. Grace
Mobile Home Park. 863-375-3500.

3 CUARTOS / 2 bafios double trailer
lisia para ser occupad. Tan solo
$5,544 Down y $625 mensual. No
necisita credit solo Ilameme al 863-
773-2007. 11:30-12:28p
Every gift from a friend is a wish
for your happiness.



Fill Dirt
Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490



olfo Springs
cIo:5ffc Mobile: (941)-456-6507

-10 Years Experience-
,24nir, e & Insured
Office: 863-452-6026
Cell: 863-449-1806



* Fill Dirt Tree Removal *
*Stump Removal* Dragline '
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil '
* Bulldozer Dump Trucks *


Tandam Axle Load
114-16 iards)
Fill Top Soil Hard Pan
Hardee Counl Area onlvi

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Farm Credit of Southwest Florida, ACA Senior,.lredit
Analyst (2 positions), located in Arcadia, Floria, Associa.tion
with over $1 Billion gross portfolio seeking experienced. analyst with
technical and analytical' skills to analyze all types of credit information.
Prepares, and completes loan packages independently' for large and
complex loans. Completes all documents including projections and
analysis, and makes clear and appropriate recommendations for action
on loans and loan treatments. BS degree (or equivalent experience) in
finance, accounting, economics, or related area required, with masters
degree desired. Salary and grade will be commensurate with education
and experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. For
immediate consideration, please submit resume confidentially
WdI to Emma Lee .Scott, Human Resource Department, Farm
Credit of Southwest Florida, ACA, 330 N Brevard Ave,
Arcadia, Florida 34266 or escott@agfirst.com. EOE/Drug-Free
Workplace. c112:14,21c

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Citrus RCeroval Land Clearing
backhoe Work
Fond Digging Ditch Cleaning
-D rivewas *. febble Rock, etc.

Shawn Rimes
(863) 781-0412

Make A

so House


Selling your house?

Call Billy Hill first?

He pays top $!


3 CUARTOS / 2 baios traila y pro-
bidad paquete complete, vajo encan-
je, mensualedad reasonable con bue
credit para mas information Ilame al
863-773-2007. 11:30-12-28p
3 Br/ 2 Bath doublewide on land,
ready to move in, low down payment,
low monthly payments with your good
credit. Call 863-773-2007.
3 BR/ 2 Bath doublewide, ready to
move in, $5,544 down, $625 monthly,
no credit needed. Call 863-773-2007.

Mon. Fri. 8-6
Sat. 8-12

Billy Ayers
Tire Technician

6 MO. CHOC. LAB with papers, $400.
781-4914. 12:21p
blue and red merles tri-color, $400.
773-4308. 12:21p
781-2227. 12:21p
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 nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.

5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green

We do

; oiiSemii-i ires
STrailer Tires!


116 REA Rd.
(across from Wal-Mart)


We do it for LE$$!

Donna Eures

ISe Habia Espanoll

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Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-PSy Here
Established Credit Late Model Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.

Complete Site Development Demolition *
r Dump Truck Hauling.
ruf.' *Underground Utilities*
S Orange Tree Clearing *
Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195

NEW LISTING--Briantood, 4/3,,mafn'e(tras. 1/2 ac. lot. $359,000.
.s7 ac. W histler Wods De d.Resncte-d -" -',.-
45 ac alencia. $1s .000.ac' '
75 ac. \\/5 in cilrus. crotp m, N f ^
Commercial 4 Lots Hw, 17 A (j .:B' yvl ig Green.
Ib 9 ac Ft. Green, C-2 Zo6in H /f -ronma9..fl'me home incl.. $500.000..
37 ac.- 1/2 pasture. 1/2 Hamlin bh. le,.. ilr'o imganon. $14.000 per ac.
5 ac w ooded. pa\ed road, close-in.$ 132I i18.000 per ac.

401 U.S
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Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460


Geet- a new set of


Fast & Friendly We won't be
-- Service Undersold -
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Mark Manuel
863-781-0384 (cell)

References Provided Upon Requests

Friday, Saturday & Sunday (RAIN OR SHINE)
Restrooms later Electric
Bring your stuff &
make extra money!
For space reservations, call
Bowling Green Flea Market.
SHwy 17 clo0:12ffc

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December 21, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 9B



' READY NOW! Yellow labs, first shots,
wormed, health certificates, champi-
on bloodline. 773-2141 or 781-0446.
5 males, 1 female, $300 each. 863-
773-6224. 12:21-1:4p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchuta invites you to come and
..see if you can find the pet you're look-
:, ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
-is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
Love me when I least deserve
it, because that's when I really
need it.

U-PICK TOMATOES, 5 miles east of
Bowling Green on County Line Road,
$5 per 5 gal. bucket. Call 781-3112.
Strawberries, tomatoes, peppers -
160 Fish Branch Road. 735-1000.

4.8 ACRES IN BG city limits, devel-
oper's dream, oak trees, park like set-
ting. 863-245-1507. 12:21-1:18p
3 BR/ 2 B MOBILE HOME on 4
acres, 1 1/2 miles from Wal-Mart com-
mercial or residential, $137,000.
773-6692. 12:21p

'On The Jok __
A g a l n ...... .. 1

State Certified Building and Roofing Contractor
Residential Remodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 (863) 832-0409

John Reschke
Bill Reschke


*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www laborsolutions corn .- a"'-'"'i.* 'o"-'hlbiitti lab o ti

New Homes Pole Barnsi

,er\,n Harde Counf lot o er l ear2

License CBC-12430

u-83. 7-13 03

LOCATION? Need Space and Security? Deed Restricted community.
Beautiful 3/2 on 1/2 ac. Den, formal sitting room, 10' ceilings open floor plan,
2 car garage. Lots of upgrades $349,900.
BACK ON THE MARKET! 3BR/1BA concrete block on 2.5 acres. Move in
condition. Ceramic tile and carpet. Very Nice! $209,900.
30 ac or 37 ac beautiful woods and pasture. Within 1/2 Mi. of College, Best
Western and Projected growth area. Access to Peace River $15,000 per ac.
A real beauty! 2058' under air, on 3.82 acres. Maintained & landscaped!
45x48 Steel galvanized metal enclosed barn with full kitchen. $314,900.
Homesites: 2 acre tracts available. Deed Restricted! Call for
details...$49,500. 112:21c

11.25 ACRES, Kelly Roberts Road,
east Hardee County, $150,000. 863-
443-1099. 12:14-1:11p
home sites, 4 available, located just
outside town on private lake.
$110,000 each, owner financing.
Quality Realty & Investments. 863-
533-0888. 12:7-1:4p
COMMERCIAL LOT in Ona, 1/2 acre,
$27,000. 863-699-2845 or 954-328-
0211. 12:7-21p
MOBILE HOME lot 80x140 in. ZS,
Gaylors Park. 260-416-2896 or 735-
8522. 11:30-12:28p

Commercial Rentals 1.00/S.F.M. 863-
773-6616 445-0093 445-0915.
RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, store fronts,
warehouses, houses, trailers, apart-
ments, salons. 863-445-0915 or 863-
445-0093. 12:21-1:18p
ZOLFO 3 BR / 1 BTH home, central
A/H, very spacious. 735-2626. 12:21c
HOUSE FOR RENT. 863-781-2360.
12:14-21 p
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
4/2 LARGE, END STREET, huge fin-
ished basement for storage, manufac-
turer or bakery, etc., $1,000 month.
863-458-0551. 12:7-1:4p

Direct Support Staff posi-
tion available with adult
day training program in
Wauchula. High School
Diploma or GED and
valid drivers license (in
good standing). Local law
enforcement background
completed. Must have at
least 2 years experience
working with the devel-
opmentally disabled If
interested please apply in
pe" on at:114 W. Carlton
SPt Wauchila, Florida.
E.O.E. M/F/V/D

3 BR/ 1 1/2 B, BLOCK HOME for rent.
First & Last. $700 monthly. (863) 773-
0166. 12:7-1:4p
3 BR/ 2 B, HOME, large yard, close to
new school, $900 deposit, $900
month, call after 3 p.m. 773-2207.
new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy. 17 frontage
in Zolfo Springs for lease 239-273-
7381. 12:7-28c
-DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
2 BR/ 1 B apartment, $650 deposit
plus 1st & last of $650 month. 773-
0100. 10:12tfc
1 BR/ 1 BTH unfurnished duplex, no
pets, no smoking, $650 monthly. 781-
1528. 10:12tfc
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 prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh

YARD WORK, cleaning beds, hedge
and tree trimming, raking, haul old
appliances. Jim's Lawn Service 863-
767-0439. 11:30-12:28p

We Buy

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;(R863) 773-2122.

DeSoto County

8 acres, 4 miles east of
Arcadia on Paved Road,
$139,900 owner financing
80 acres, Brownville Area Will
Rezone, $20,000 per acre

C~onEstrt.3ction C oxI>.

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865 |

Pay Rate: $29,224.27 (14.05) $40,285.98 ($19.37)'
Wanted for the Hardee County Building, Inspections and Code
Enforcement Department. Must have knowledge of County Code
of Ordinances and Land Development Regulations. Must have
experience with dealing with the general public in a municipal or
county capacity. Possession of a F.A.C.E. Certification as a Code
Enforcement Inspector I, II, III, or ability to obtain after hiring. A
Valid FL driver's license is required. Complete job description and
application forms posted on County web site: www.hardeecoun-
ty.net. Please submit applications to the Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone:
(863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m.,
December 28, 2006. EOE/F/MV c112:14,21c

BUSH HOG MOWING, lowest possi-
ble price. Call 941-730-8180.
coatings, free estimates, reasonable
prices, good workmanship. Henry B.
Smith 239-229-5048 or 800-825-8692.
11:23-12:21 p
and bulldozer work. Call 781-1478.
11:23-12:21 p
painting. Free estimates. 781-5533.
Licensed & Insured. 11:16-1:18p
overs, screen rooms, carports, glass
rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening.
Harold Howze Construction. 735-1158
RRO050181. 10:19-12:21 p
C&P CONSTRUCTION. Demolition, fill
dirt, tree removal, stump removal,
dragline, track hoe, land clearing,
shell, clay, top soil, loader, bulldozer,
dump trucks. 735-2415. 1:19tfc
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh

For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448. r
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-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 11:9-1:11 p

Dixon/Lynn, Bowling Green. Tool box,
dressers, clothes. 12:21 p
Smith Road, Wauchula. 3 families.
511 CYPRESS ST., Friday, Oak enter-
tainment center, windows, rocker, etc.
Your true passion should feel
like breathing; it's that natural.
-Oprah Winfrey

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

Citrus LP
seeks qualified candi-
dates for the position of
Grove Mechanic at our
Parrish Grove location.
Must have at least 3 years
of experience. Must have
welding experience and
diesel repair skills. We
offer a competitive salary
and a comprehensive
benefits package, includ-
ing a 401 (K) plan.

Interested applicants
should call
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace
i 2 21.:

Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech

* Phone (863) 781-9720

gugles(Oearthlink.net home.earthlink.net/-~guglegrl

Help Wanted!!
Immediate opening for a general laborer. We service and install
petroleum equipment and related services. Valid driver's license
needed. Willing to train the right person. Call (863) 773-2213 for
application and appointment. EOE DFWP
Heartland Pump and Tank Co., Inc. cl2:21tfc

Person with good communication skills, computer and bookkeeping
knowledge, and overall great personality! Bilingual A +, Must be
willing to work on Saturday every other week. Please call us at 773-
5959 for an application. Or send us a resume to:
Wauchula Auto Mart
P.O. Box 1284 Wauchula, FL 33873

Lots of people want to ride with
you in the limo, but what you-
want is someone who will take
the bus with you when the limo
breaks down.
-Oprah Winfrey

Direct Care Staff posi-
tions available in
Wauchula group homes.
High School Diploma or
GED and valid drivers
license (in good standing).
Local law enforcement
background completed.
Experience providing
services to the develop-
mentally disabled pre-
ferred. Apply at 114 W.
Carlton St. Wauchula,
Florida. (863) 773-0434.
E.O.E. M/F/V/D
c112:14,21c .

3/2/2 in Knollwood 2500 sq. ft. with privacy fence. New roof and
paint in 05. Great location for kids. Asking $220,000 obo.
All offers will be accepted. Call for appointment. Seller motivated.
863-781-9494 cl 2:21p

State of Florida Department of Transportation

Position Number: 10387
Work Hours: 7:00am 5:30pm Monday-Thursday
Bi-Weekly Salary Range: $917.76-$1171.00

This position will perform skilled work in th6 repair,,
overhauling, disassembling and replacement of gaso-
line or diesel engines, transmissions and brakes.
Skilled in changing and balancing tires of all sizes.
Skilled in. repairing/replacing pistons, rods, gears,
valves and bearings. Required to have CDL Class A
License or Permit.
Apply on-line via the People First (1 -877-562-7287) by
completing a State of Florida online job application at
www.myflorida.com by 5pm EST closing date or call
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10B The Herald-Advocate, December 21, 2006

Case No. 2006-CA-555
JOSE L. MONTOYA, et ux., et al.,
Defendant(s). /


JOSE L. MONTOYA, If alive,
and/or dead his (their)
unknown heirs, devisees,
legatees or grantees and all
persons or parties claiming
by, through, under or against
him (them).
Address: 804 9th Avenue S.,
Wauchula, Florida 33873.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action
for foreclosure of a mortgage on the
following property in HARDEE County,
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to It on
Attorneys, whose address is 9700
South Dixie, Highway, Suite 610,
Miami, Florida 33156, (305) 670-2299,
within 30 days after the first publica-
tion of the notice, and to file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on SPEAR AND HOFF-
MAN, P.A., attorneys or immediately
thereafter otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded In the Complaint or
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on this 18 day
of DECEMBER, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
"If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate In this proceeding
you are entitled at no cost to you. to
the provision or certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
(2) working days of your receipt of
this (describe notice); if you are hear-
ing or voice Impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711 ./dca


Officially opening the gym at Hardee Junior High School before
the first home games last Monday were (from left) School Boaid
member Tanya Royal, Principal Mae Robinson and Schools
Superintendent Dennis Jones.

The junior Lady Wildcats were first to play in the new gym. Team members and cheerleaders gath-
er to help stretch the ribbon across the gym.


Of The Herald-Advocate
The gym at the new K-8 school
was officially opened last week
before the first of a pair of double-
headers there.
The junior Lady Wildcats took
the floor after the ribbon-cutting
which opened the gym for inter-
school events. Hardee hosted
Sebring on Monday and Hill-
Gustat on Thursday. The boys also
greeted the Heartland Christian
squad this Monday, Dec. 18.
The teams resume B-Ball in mid-
January. w hen Hardee travels to
Lake Placid. The next home games
are Jan. 22 %s. DeSoto and Jan. 25
vs. Avon Park.
Hardee teams didn't fare well in
their opening games, perhaps ner-
vous about being the first to play
The girls came back to \win 25-13
over Hill-Gustat on Thursday to get
the first-e\er %ictorN in the new
gym. The girls scorebook was
unavailable b. press time to get
details of those games.
Girls on the squad are Elvira
Ser\in. Yesenia Vargas. Iette
Cisneros. Paige Massey. Kate
Krause. Summer Palmer. Savannah

Gym Opened
Y M*,: *..A

Hagans, Lacey Garza, Courtney
Buckley, Kara Norris, -Daisha
Blandin, Artrice Hines and Ali
Holle. They are coached by Regan
Davenport, Beth Sasser and student
assistant Savannah Palmer.
Meanwhile, the Hardee boys
took a while to get their first win in
the new gym. It was uphill going
against Sebring, which won 48-31.
A four-point third quarter left too
large a deficit for the junior 'Cats to
overcome. Tall inside player Devin
Clarke had 24 points for Sebring.
For Hardee Tre'Anderson had
eight points, with Scott Donaldson
adding six, Justin Bromley five,
Kalan Royal. Andrew Hooks.
Dillon Rabon and K.le Bodeck two
apiece and Jake Mayer and Deonte
Evans one each.
The Thursday game against Hill-
Gustat was much closer. "It %went
back and forth, a good game. We
played hard, 100 percent better than
Monday. They were real nervous
that first game at home but were
more relaxed on Thursday. They
ran the offense better and Scott
Donaldson had a good game %with
21 rebounds. He missed a buzzer-
beater which could have given us
the game. It %was hard to get

rebounds against a 6-4 player with
a long arm reach." said coach Carl
Coleman as he reviewed the game
which Hardee lost 27-26.
Donaldson led all scorers with a
dozen points, a trey. four deuces
and a free throw. Jarrius Lindsey
was next with eight points on four
hoops. Royal and Anderson each
had three points.
Others getting in the game
included Keshawn Rikers, Evans.
Andrew Hooks. Rabon, Bromley.
Dylan Justice. Quinton Carlton and
The Monda) game against
Heartland Christian was a bit lop-
sided as Hardee won 47-15.
Winchell Nortdus led Heartland
%w ith seven points.
Coleman and assistant coach
Bryan Pelham were able to give
each of the players some time on
the court. Lindse% was tops %with
nine points, while Rabon had six.
DaVonte Hooks and Rivers each
five. Donaldson. Bromley and
Andrew Hooks each four. Jajuan
Hooks three. Royal and Evans each
two and Justice a solo free throw.
Other Hardee players seeing
some action were Mayer. Bodeck.
and D'Andre Rivers.

December 21, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 11B

Lady 'Cat

"f The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Lady Wildcats took a
strongng win over Lake Placid last
-*;It was the middle game of three,
*'the other two losses.
The girls will take a well-
deserved break now until after the
holidays, when they hope to hadve
varsity coach Don Gray back and
recuperatedd from his heart surgery.
Play resumes Jan. 4 at Bradenri
River, a team Hardee lost to .by one
point on Nov. 21. After a visit from
district-leading Sebring on Jan. 9,
there is a trip of Lake Placid on Jan
11 and another to DeSoto on Jan.
Last week began with a Tuesday
,trip to Palmetto to face the Lady
,Tigers. In .a game of ups and
-downs, Hardee overcame a 10-
point Palmetto lead to close the gap
to 39-37 early in the fourth quarter,
only to see the Tigers come back
with 14 unanswered points to win
53-37 over Hardee, reported coach
Ken Leupold.
Sabrina Holmes topped Hardee
with 11 points, followed by Jamie
Buckley and Gloria Solis with eight
apiece, Andrea Parkinson six, and
Christina Jena and D.K. Davis with
,.t 0 each.
Solis led the rebounders with 15,
.while Parkinson added 10. Holmes
,pulled down eight and Buckley
;even. Jena led the Lady 'Cats with
five steals.
The Lady Wildcats started out
ilh a 4-3 lead, but dropped behind
11-4 by the end of the first period.
:Both had a high-scoring second
.quarter, with Palmetto jumping
:ahead 30-20 by halftime.
The Lady 'Cats chipped away
uhuring the third period and cut the
lead to 39-33 by the third period
.buzzer. Hardee scored the first four
:points of the fourth quarter to make
:it a 39-37 game, but ran out of
steam as Palmetto answered with a
,pair of three-pointers and then
turned up the heat with their press
to close out the game.
Against Lake Placid on Thursday
night, it was a different story..
Parkinson tipped to Solis and the
*game was on. It was 50 seconds of
,back and forth before Solis stole
,the ball and fed Jena on the run for
the first two points of the game.
Within 30 seconds Kaniesha
'Hamilton answered and the game
%as tied. Ali Baker added another
,deuce and the Lady Dragons the
lead. Buckley's pair of free'throws
:knotted the game at.4-4. -
,.Jena nailed a tre\ and later
.rebounded a shot and passed to
jIavis for a score. A pair of free


Hoops Whips Dragons

throws and an Ashley Dixon shot
put Lake Placid up 10-9 as the first
period ended.
Hardee got a Jena free throw to
knot the game again. When Holmes
swished a trey, Hardee took the
lead for good. Paige Avery scored,
Solis hit one free throw, then both
ends of a one-and-ofie: Holmes,
Solis, Parkinson and Davis added
points before halftime, when
Hardee led 24-18.
Opening the third stanza, Buck-
ley passed to Parkinson in the key
for a shot. Jena nailed a trey from
the top of the key, then stole the
ball and threw to Davis on the run
-for a lay-up. Hardee had widened
its lead to 33-20. By the end of the
third, it was a 40-24 game.
The final period was much the
same. Ciara Lambert rebounded
well, Erica Ureste got in the action
and Hardee continued to score until
the final buzzer ended the game
with Hardee winning 45-32.
Jena led all scores with 16 points.'
Davis had eight, Holmes six, Solis
five, Parkinson four, and Buckley
and Avery each two points.
Solis and Parkinson pulled down
eight rebounds apiece and each had
a blocked, shot. Davis added a half
dozen rebounds, Holmes and Jena
each, four. Jena had four steals,
Solis three and Holmes two.
Gray, who coached the game,
was pleased with the win. "We've
put in a play to get Dre
(Parkinson) the ball down low.
They are getting better every day.
Everyone is getting in the game and
contributing. Any win's a good
win. We just need to get more con-
sistent." '
Gray was4 "unable to coach
Friday's game- against Sarasota
Booker, a team Hardee beat 40-32
early in the season. The first
moments of the game were a feel-
ing-out time for both teams. Finally
at the 6:25 mark, Jena hit a three-
pointer. Forty-five seconds later,
Davis threw to Solis who passed it
on to Parkinson. for the shot.
Hardee led 5-0. By the end of the
first period, the Lady 'Cats had a
10-4 advantage.
Booker crept back in the game in
the second quarter, shutting Hardee
down and cutting the lead to 11-10
by the 1:40 mark. Shots by Buckley
and Solis upped that to 15-10 by
A little past the midway mark in
the third period Chelsea Brown tied
the game with a three-pointer for
Booker. Momentum continued to
swing and Bookcr had a 21-17 lead...
as the period ended.
Early in the fourth stanza,
Buckley took a shot. Solis tried a

rebound and Buckley finally put it
in. The duo repeated that act a few
moments later and it was a tie game
After a Booker time-out, Shandra
Polynice put two points on the
board for Booker. It was a scoreless
three minutes before Brown went
all the way downcourt for a layup.
When Polynice hit another, the
Lady Tornadoes had a 27-21 edge.
A Parkinson shot at the 1:23
mark made it a 27-23 game. As
time ran down, Booker played
keep-away. Holmes got a deuce,
but that was all Hardee could
muster before the final buzzer, with
Booker taking the 27-25 win.
The young JV girls took.it on the
chin last week, losing all three
games, but showing improvement
in their efforts.
The JVs bettered their previous
output against Palmetto but still
dropped the 63-26 contest, reported
Leupold. Down 13-5 after the first
period, Hardee edged back to make
it a 25-20 game at halftime. The
junior Lady Tigers went on a full-
court press and forced turnovers to
run the score up to its 30-plus win.
Naomi Alvarado had nine for
Hardee. Courtney Packard, Jennifer
Redden and Brandy Crockett had
four apiece.
On Thursday night, the young
'Cats lost 44-25 to Lake Placid.
Carleen "C.J.".Brown had nine to
lead Hardee. Barbie Hinojosa
added four, Alvarado and Packard
three apiece, Lindy Rossman and
Andrica Rivers each two and
Crockett one point.
On Friday night, it was a similar
story. Hardee failed Booker 30-9
and tried \aliantly to catch up, but
could not overcome the stifling
Booker defense in the 50-27 lo.ss.
Crockett had seven rebounds and
Brown six. Rossman had six steals.
Hinojosa led :with a half dozen
points, followed by Alvarado and
Crockett with four apiece, Packard
and Redden and Megan White two
points apiece.

If you pick up a starving dog
and make him prosperous, he
will not bite you; that is the prin-
cipal difference between a dog
and a man.
-Mark Twain

Draw a crazy picture. Write a
nutty poem. Sing a mumble-
gumble song. Whistle through
your comb. Do a loony-goony
dance 'cross the kitchen floor.
Putsoiiething -siliy in the world
that ain't been there before.
-Shel Silverstein

On Oct. 20, the first Zolfo Springs Elementary Honor Roll Breakfast was held for the 2006 school
year. The over 175 students in attendance for earning all A's and B's on their report cards. In
lower photo, they seem to have enjoyed the juice and doughnut holes provided by the faculty.
Faculty members were on hand to congratulate the students for their hard work. Even grand-
mother LouAnn McClelland, shown above, attended and helped to serve the students. The staff
of Zolfo Springs Elementary excitedly awaits the next nine weeks, anticipating even more honor
roll members.

What we call reality is an agree-
.ment that people have arrived Ma4 -The Grade -
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Letter To The Editor

Local Business Owner

- Responds To False Rumor

Dear Editor:
,'I am writing this today to address
a'mistruth that has been circulating
in our community for some time
now. No matter what you have
heard and no matter whom you
have heard it from, Brant Funeral
Chapel is not closed, and there are
absolutely no plans to do so.
For those of you who have called
or asked me in person if this was
true or not, I thank you for taking it
upon yourself to find out from the
source. I also appreciate you letting
me know who told you this so I
could address it myself.
= There are a couple of things that
I have found to be disappointing:
one is that there are people in
Hardee County who deem it neces-
sary to perform such childish acts.
The other is that people choose to
believe it without checking and
even worse, pass it on to others not


A Daily Thought
The story (of Jesus' birth)) be-
gins in the days when Herod
was king of Judea... the angel
Gabriel was sent from God to a
Galilean town, Nazarethi, to a vir-
,in named Mary.
Luke 1:5, 26 (PME)
The angel said, "Do not be
afraid, Mary, you have found
favor with God. You will be with
child and give birth to a Son,
and you are to give Him the
name Jesus ... the holy One to
be born will be called the Son of
Luke 1:29, 35 (NIV)
So Joseph went from the Gali-
lean town of Nazareth up to
aethlehem in Judah's town for
e census ... While they were
there, the time came for her to
give birth, to a son, her firstborn.
She wrapped Him in a blanket
1and laid Him in a manger,
because there was no room in
the hostel (inn).
e hLuke 2:4, 6 (ME)

-Tiat night, some shepherds
Were in the fields nearby watch-
ing their sheep. Then an angel
of the Lord stood before them.
the angel said,... "Today your
Savior was born in the town of
,David. He is Christ the Lord.
This how you will know Him; you
V!ill find a baby wrapped in
pieces of cloth and lying in a
feeding box. So the shep-
bjerds went quickly, and found
Mary and Joseph and the baby
-ho was lying in a feed box.
.Luke 2:8, 9a, 10-12 (NCV)

Eight days later, at the baby's
circumcision ceremony, He was
named Jesus, the name given
Him by the angel before He was
even conceived.
Luke 2:21 (TLB)

There was at that time in
Jerusalem a man called
Simeon. This man was upright
and devout... It had been dis-
closed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he would not see death until
he had seen the Lord's Messiah
.:.. he took the child Jesus in his
arms, praised God and said, "I
have seen with my own eyes in
full view of the deliverance
which You have made ready...
a light that will be a revelation to
the heathen. This child is des-
.ined to be a sign which men
-.. Luke 2:25a, 26, 28, 33 (NEB)
" And there was prophetess, Anna
.. and coming up at that very
hour, she gave thanks to God,
and spoke of Him (Jesus) to all
who were looking for the
redemption of Israel."
";, Luke 2:36, 38 (RSV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;

(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV) Re-
yised Standard Version; (PME)
fhillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.

even knowing if they are telling the
truth or not. All it would have taken
was a visit to see me or at least read
the paper.
If the Funeral Home were to
close it would probably be in the
paper since it is one of if not the
oldest business in Hardee County
behind citrus and farming.
God will forgive those who have
been telling of this untruth, and so

will I. The good Lord led me to this
community to come to and care for
the families in it. I am here and
active in this community because
this is my home now and more
importantly my children's home.
Hardee County is full of great
people who make up great families,
which is what makes Hardee
County special. Next time someone
shares something with you, before
you pass it on to someone else, just
check it out for yourself first.
God Bless you this Christmas

Troy A Brant


I. I

r7 OF

Linger At The Library
With Diane Hunt

Jan. 2, 2007 is the magic day the Library will be opening again after a
very successful renovation and expansion project. Our hours have expand-
ed and will be as follows:


9 a.m 6:30 p.m
9 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
9 a.m.- Noon

The Hardee County Public Library staff wishes you and yours the best
holiday season ever. Since we are not open to express our wishes in person,
we send you the following verse by Tricia Cox from the December 2006
"LibrarySparks" issue:

'Twas the night before Christmas, the lights were all out.
The library was closed; no one was about.
Or so Santa thought as he snuck in the door,
Just one quiet moment, just one book more,
Before he continued his rounds for the night.
It would help him stay focused 'til dawn's early light.
He read about George and his friend with the hat.
He read about Stellaluna the bat.
He read "Rainbow Fish" and "Time for Bed"
And everything Jessie the bear ever said.
He read about Trixie and her lost knuffle bunny
And Shel Silverstein who he thought was quite funny.

Just as he finished "The Polar Express"
He glanced at the clock and gasped in distress.
How would he ever finish his flight
And deliver the toys before daylight?
Meanwhile, across the small, quiet ton -
The librarian stomped through the snow with a frown.
Someone is hiding this Christmas Eve night
Inside the library though it's locked up tight.
She jingled her keys and threw open the door
And found Santa sitting so sad on the floor.

"What are you doing?" she cried in alarm.
"I'm sorry, my dear. I mean you no harm.
I'd decided to read just a story or two
And then couldn't stop, so I've read quite a few.
I'll never deliver this sleigh fullof toys
In time to the world's good girls and boys."
The librarian stopped for a moment to think
And came up with a plan as quick as a wink.
/ She quickly put Santa's books in a pile
And used the computer to pull up his file.
She scanned all the books and checked them all out
So Santa could go on his Christmas Eve route.
She put them in bags and into the sleigh
So he could read them the very next day.
He gratefully smiled with a twist of his head
He turned to her and quietly said,
"I'll make sure they're back before they're all due
Or I'll call ahead and have them renewed."
"Thank-you!" he cried and with one-last look,
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good book!"
Thank you Hardee County for your support of our library and we look
forward to you once more coming to Linger at the Library!
The minimum pool depth required for International water polo
matches is six feet.


Ranging from age 18-23 these South Florida Community College Students have recently gradu-
ated from a 10-week construction trades course. During the 10 weeks the students constructed
a new sidewalk and two large sheds destined for new Habitat for Humanity homes (shown in the
.background.) The program was sponsored by the state funded Florida reBuilds program. SFCC
instructors Larry DePonte (front left) and Vince Connell (front right) taught the course through
hands-on experience combined with bookwork on fundamental building skills, in addition to job
safety, work ethics, tool use and applied math. The students came from Highlands, Hardee and
DeSoto counties, and can now be hired by contractors through the Heartland Workforce. A sec-
ond class will be starting in January.

Holly's Sales &
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(863) 773-6969
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Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
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P)'= I have received Ford's highest Sales Honor
,o .15 years running and been a member of
''.-, Ford's 300/500 Club for 20 years. Thanks
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noticed our new colors?

That's just the beginning of the good news.
Now you got free online banking. Free bill pay. You got every financial service from A to Z,
supported by up-to-the-minute technology.
And the best news of all you won't give up that personal, small bank attention you like.
Because that's how we like doing business, too. One-on-one.
We may have a snazzy new name, but our good old-fashioned approach to banking hasn't
changed a bit. So stop by soon. Or give us a call a real, live person still answers the phone.

Feel good about your bank

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2C The Herald-Advocate, December 21, 2006

-Schedule Of Weekly Services

.Jinted :as a Public Service
S by
Te Her H d-Aidocate.

Deadline: Thursday5 p..


310 Orange St.
Sunday Morning............... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting ..........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service...............7:30 p.m.

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

Hwy. 17 South
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship....................10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
Wed. Discipleship .................. 6:30 p.m.
Thurs. Mens Prayer ...............6:00 a.m.
Thurs. Ladies Bible Study ........5:30 p.m.

Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .:....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship...................... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday' 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Bowling Green '
S. Hwy. 17 ,-n375-2253
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Eeninm 630 p m
Wednesdj., Prayer u 3i p m

Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunda-, Shoo:l 9 5 a m.'
MoNming ',orship I1 00 a m
Youth Feliok.hip 5 00 p rr
Eening \\orship 0 00 p M
Wed. Bible Study ...... ........7:00 p.m.

Baplisl Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 00 p.m
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ...........7:00 p.m.

105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacionl 1:00 p:m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Juev.es Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................7... :00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer......... ......7:00 p.m

607 Palmetto St.
Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service................1...11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer Ser. ..7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Son. Evening 6:00 p.m.

6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship................. 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ... ................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ..........7:00 p.m.

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


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.
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service...................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning......6:30 p.m.
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School I 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.


4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Comm.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship.................. i 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..... ............7:00 p.m.

Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service....'................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship.....;........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m

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

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

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


Martin Lulher 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
529 W,. Main St. i Robarlts Chapel'
Celebration Service 1030 am.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group....................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group....................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday, School 10 00 a.m.
Morning Worship II 00 a.m.
E' ening \Worship 7 00p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ........I....7:00 p.m.
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..... .......... 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Will Duke Road
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class:........... ....11:30 a.m.
Sunday Eveninmg .ort-ip 0 00 p n",
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ...........4:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Blvd.
807 S. 8th Ave.

630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ............. .....9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m:
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning............11..I :00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night......................7:30 p.m.

The following merchants

urge you to attend

your chosen house of worship

this Sabbath.

Wholesale Nursery

Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
P.O. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL


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.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.

114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..... .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper................... 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ........ ........ 7:00 p.m.
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ....................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ..................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............ 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) .'. i i. a m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ......................10:45 a.m.
\\ EDNED~ i:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p:.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ini ,a m
SMorrniN Service................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ ........ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............:......7:00 p.m.
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:00a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Tues. Y..uih Miniril,, Meeting/ .
Bible Study ..6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship...:........6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ ........ 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service...................... 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.............7...7:00 p.m.
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...6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

903 E. Summit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Martes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Viernes ..7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo..............11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Old Bradenton Road
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday M orning......................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening .....................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
SSunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening................7:30 p.m.


3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service.................1... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service........ ....... 11:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:15 p.m:
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
10 Martin Luther King Aye. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training................6:00 p.m.
Evening WorsJhip .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper...................5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............6:45 p.m.
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .... .......... 11:00 a.m:
E rn i.: W orship .....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 31 Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2, & 4"' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Stud I1 15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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.
3365 North lTSH1I 17
Morning Service ...............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ......6:30 p.m.
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 a.m.
Sunday School lI:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .;...... ..........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ ........ 6:00 p.m.,
,,Wedresdav Praver 7-00p m

1337 Hu 17 Southl. Wauchula
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.,
Wednesday Service ................7:00 p.m.
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
,.uIL..IIl, M I. En, lihi 5 00 p.m.
(Spanish) ..........7:30 p.m.,
Sunday (Spanish). 7 00 a.m.
I E i l ,Ah S 30 a.m.
Ssp n .. ................11:00 a.m .
(Creole) 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..............8:30 a.mA.

205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9-30 a.m.
Morning Wordlip II .0 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... ...........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...... ........7:00 p.m.

1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday Morning Worship. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship . . 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship. ... .. ..7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship . . .... ...7:30 p.m.
116 Orange St.
Sunday School . .. .. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .. . ... ... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship . . 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service . 7:00 p.m.

1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Sunday School . . .. ...10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship . ... ...11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship . . 6:00 p.m.
Wed; Night Fam. Training .... 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ..... 7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship......... 7:30 p.m.


210 Anderson
Sunday School ............. 10:00 a.m.
Church ........... ....... 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service .............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ............ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service .......... 7:30 p.m.
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ............. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer............ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.

(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .... ..... 11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church ....... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ........... 7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ........... 7:00 p:m.

102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
Sunday Service. ......... .. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service. ......... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ..... 7:00 p m.


6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School ........ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship. .... . 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...... : ..... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:00 p.m.

Sunday School ...... ..... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.......... 7:00 p.m.

8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ............ .9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... ... ..1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship. .......... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .. . .... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
.Evening Worship ....... .. ..7:00 p.m.
VkJdne.aj,. .: .: /. .: 30 p m

Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ............... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ........... I11:00 a.m.
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ......... 7:00 p.m.

Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 135-0989
Sunday School . .. . 10:00 a.m.
Worship ...... .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet.. :. 7:00 p.m.
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship .......... 10:00 a.m.
Children's Church... ....10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H......... 7:00 p.m.


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.
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .............. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ................ 6:00 p.m.

2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66,
Sunday School .......... .9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship ............... 7-9 p.m.

3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School . . . 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ....... . 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service .......... 7:00 p.m.

3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol... 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones .............. 10:00 a.m. .
Doctrina ...... ........... 11:30 a.m.

Escuela Dominica ......... 10:00 a.m.
Servicio .......... . 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club .......... ... 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche........ .7:00 p.m. .
Mierecoles Merienda ........ 6:00 p.m.
Servicio ............ 8:00 p.m.
Sjbjdo Liga de Jovenes ..... 5 i p m

320 E. 4th St. 735-1210 )
Sunday School .... 10 00 am
Morning Worship .. ....11:00 a.m.
Training Union. ............ 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .. .... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .. ... 7:00 p.m. j


Michael A. Guido
Mener, Georgia

Renfkrber playing hide-and-'
seek as a child?.
Remember hiding and waiting?
SRemember saying to yourself. ,
"I hope they're still seeking"?
Then to find the others were-.
called home.
And there you were-waiting to:
be found. But no one was
That was an awful feeling,.
wasn't it?
You're older now. But you're'
still playing hide-and-seek. You're
hiding from the Lord. But He says,,
"The Son of Man is come to seek
and to save."
He has come to you. He-loves,
you. Turn around, and you'll find,
yourself in His arms-safe andj:

Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate of...

Second Annual Rodeo Under
Way: Hardee County's second
annual rodeo. got under way to an
auspicious start Wednesday after-
noon with a. good crowd of fans on
hand for the opening events.
Some of the wildest cattle to be
had were herded into the stalls and
when the gates opened there was a
dash and perhaps a spill as cowboys
attempted to keep their seats. Bill
Crosby, director, is the busiest man
in town at the moment as he looks
after the many details connected to
the rodeo.

' Rambler Eleven Wins Over Wild-
cats. 6-0: Showing great offensive
power and putting up a stubborn
defense, the Ramblers, a team of
former Wauchula high school stars,
outrushed and outplayed the 1931
Wildcat eleven here last Friday
A fair-sized crowd of fans

watched the thrilling contest and
both teams had ardent supporters on
the side lines, but it was the
Ramblers that walked away with a
six to nothing score in the post-sea-
son contest.

New Member Received At Lions
Club: The regular weekly luncheon
of the Lions Club was held
Wednesday noon with a fair atten-
dance of Lions, though several
members were away hunting.
Professor C.E. Baggott was duly
and honorably received into the
club in the orthodox manner, and
various manners of business were

Prizes Offered For Decorations:
Mrs. L.C. Farr, president of the
Wauchula Garden Club, has an-
nounced plans for its annual
Christmas lighting-decoration con-
test. There will be four prizes given:
first arid second for the best "front
door" decoration and first and sec-
ond prizes for the best "outside"
Rural citizens may enter if they

I don't spend time %worrying about mN children's futures.
I'm of the opinion that the future will take care of itself, and no matter
how much time you spend planning and "\orrying. kids have a habit of
doing something altogether different with their lives than Nou expected. So
it's not so much what's coming that 1 N\orry about, but \\hat has passed.
I look back on my childhood and remember fondly what I consider "the
good old days." It was a quieter; simpler time. I remember sitting At the
beach filling empty Pepsi bottles 'with sand,and clustering around the teleT
vision on Sunday e enIngs to arch the Disney Sunday Movie. There were
no cell ihonies, o computers no video games. To ie, those were "the good
old days", because we relied on, our imaginations, drew with our hands,
added in our heads and our games were physically demanding I can't help
wondering what our children will look back on fondly % hen they have chil-
dien'of their own. Will they e\ en have "good old days ?'
I worry about this so much, in fact, that I asked my daughter Jenny
about it.Jenny is usually the unfortunate one to get stuck % ith such ques-
tions, as she doesn't have a driver's license and has to rely on me if she
needs a ride. She's only 16, so granted she hasn't had much of a chance to
reflect on her "good old days" yet, but it was worth a shot.
"Jenny, hen you look back on your early childhood. do you remem-
ber it as a pleasant time?"
I tried to explain what I was driving at, and she furrowed her brow try-
ing to understand what it was that I wanted from her.
"What I mean is, when you look back to when you were younger, do
remember it being much different than it is.now? Do you remember it being
better. or worse?"
i"Well, I remember stupid stuff, like the time me and Jill found a big old
cardboard box and we were going to sleep in it in the backyard, until we got
scared and came in the house."
"You weren't stupid, you were little." I corrected.
"That's kind of what I mean ... it's an early memory. But, do your have
any fond memories? Take Christmas for example. Can you think back to a
special Christmas?" ,,
"I can't think of one."
"But you have to." I insisted. "There must be one that stands out more
than the other."
"Mom" ...
I was frustrating her. "Jenny just think. What about the year you
guys got Elvis for Christmas?"
"I remember the dog house that was. under'the: tree." .
NoiW I was getting frustrated, so I focused on my own special recol-
lections in the hopes of jogging her memory.
"I remember one year, I said, "we were really broke and had no money
for Christmas. That's the year I made the stick horse for your brother. I
found a pattern in a magazine. All it took was a dowel rod and a few scraps
of fabric, and he loved it."
"I don't remember that." She informed me.
"That's also the year I found a wooden doll house kit at a garage sale.
It was two dollars, so I bought it without knowing:if I would ever be able
to put it together, but the project really took off. I went to the craft store
and for a few cents apeice I bought all these little wooden accessories to go
inside." Jenny was frowning and I had serious doubts if she remembered
that Christmas ... she was only about two years old.
"One of you kids said something about never seeing snow because we
live in Florida, so I took some stuffing from a pillow and lined the eaves of
the roof so that it looked like snow."
I had given up on trying to find Jenny's memories of her "good old
days," and was reminiscing for my own sake, so when she spoke I was sur-
"I remember a little wooden bowl with three tiny wooden eggs in it."
"That's right! It was on the table!"
I was far too emotional over this simple admission than was warrant-
"You remember that?" I asked, amazed.
"Yes." She nodded, not having any idea of the gift she had just given
Memories are like wine, they get better with time, and I know that as
she grows older she will remember the little doll house in more detail, and
will remember the first time she rollerskated, and the first piece of mail she
received and all the other events that are so special and mark the stepping
stones of childhood.
I guess all things considered I can relax and rest assured that even chil-
dren who have grown up in the electronic age will be able to remember "the
good old days" if they search hard enough. .
C.J. Mouser is a Hardee County resident and self-syndicated
columnist. She writes about everyday life growing up in Texas and
raising kids and livestock in rural Florida. Visit her Web site at
www.cjmousercom or e-mail her at cjmouserinfla@yahoo.com.

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are not far from town or on isolated
side roads. The judges will be mak-
ing their tour on Friday, Dec. 21, at
8 p.m.

Miss C ias To Wed Mr. Charles
Grimsley: Mr. and Mrs. Charles T.
Collins are announcing the engage-
ment of their daughter, Patricia
Gayle, to Charles Grimsley, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Grimsley.
Miss Collins is a student at
Hardee High School, where she is
active in several clubs and activi-
ties. Mr. Grimsley graduated in the
class of '56 where he was active in
extra-curricular activities. Wedding
plans will be announced at a later

New Arrivals: Several couples
are the proud parents of some new
arrivals in Hardee County. Mr. and
Mrs. Marshall Slaughter are the
proud parents of. a baby girl,
Marsha Ellen, born Dec. 15 in
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Bodie,
proudly announce the arrival of
twins, one boy and one girl, born
Dec. 16 in the Wauchula Infirmary.
Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Cowart are the
parents of a boy born.at the same
date and place, his name will be
Stephen Gary. The Cofields are the
happy parents of a girl, Synthia
Ann, born Dec. 18 at the Wauchula
Infirmary as well.

First Christian Performs Live
Manger Scene: This Chrisim.is. the
First Christian Church of Wauchula
displayed a live manger scene in the
Earnest Shopping Plaza. They were
pictured on the front page of the
'Dec. 24, 1981 issue of The Herald-
Ad\ cate.
Sho\\ n were Ben Albritton,
Donna Johnson, Amy See, Mike
Graham, Angela Myers, Chris
Knight and Kenny Mosley. Also
included in the manger display
were sheep, cattle and a goat.

2nd Graders Demonstrate The
Spirit Of Christmas: Second
graders at North Wauchula Elemen-
tary demonstrated the Christmas
spirit this past week when the.
chose to give their exchange gifts to
a classmate and lher family who
were injured in an automobile acci-
Lynn Smith said she discussed
with her class the idea of giving
their gifts to Suzanne Bielecki, 7,
and her 4-year-old brother, Wallace,
and they voted unanimously in
favor of it.

Zolfo Officer Captures Wanted
Bank Robber: A Zolfo Springs
patrolman got "lucky" early last
Wednesday morning and nabbed a
bank robbery suspect from Pitts-
burgh, Pa. while on routine night
Patrolman Charles Thompson
picked up Joseph William Conley
Jr., a reported martial arts expert, on
a warrant of a bank robbery at about
2 a.m. "I got lucky," Thompson
said. "I didn't do anything any other
officer in the county itouldn't have

Frosh Still Unbeaten: .Make that
four in a row! The Hardee freshmen
basketball squad is still traveling
the victory trail, adding a pair of
wins last week to be 4-0. The 'Cats
snaked a narrow 72-70 win over
Lake Wales Roosevelt on Tuesday.
But, they came out strong for the
Friday game which was the first of
a triple-header against the visiting
Charlotte Tarpons. Beginning in the
second half, the Wildcats were
ahead and stayed .ahead with a 55-
44 upset.

Linns To Celebrate Golden
Anniversary In Indiana: The chil-
dren of Gene and Dora Dean Linn
of Zolfo Springs will honor them
with a 50th wedding anniversary
reception Sunday Dec. 22, at Taylor
Chapel United Methodist Church in
Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Friends and relatives are invited
to call between the hours of 2 p.m.
and 4 p.m. The couple was married
Dec. 23, 1946 in Rockford, Ohio.
They are the parents of three chil-
dren, Steve and Paula Linn of
Fairborn, Ohio, Cindy and John
Houser of Fort Wayne and Malinda
and David Palmer of Columbia
City, Ind.

Hardee 4 Get Boxing Medals:
Four Hardee boxers were among
those winning medals in the North

Florida Silver Glove Classic last
weekend. They will join others
from around the state in the box-off
at the Florida Championships Jan.
2-4 in Jacksonville.
State winners will advance to the
USA Amateur boxing regional
matches in South Carolina in mid-
spring as representatives of Florida.
Young Edner Cherry, 14, fighting in
the 119-pound class lost a close.
decision in the main event of the
evening. Coach Troy Carter said he
believed Cherry won the fight.

The first day of school for kindergarteners is sometimes a traumatic experience, so Zolfo Springs
Elementary offered a "Boo Hoo Breakfast" for parents of kindergarten students. Marthaq
DeLaTorre, Elizabeth Deleon and Saundra Madison, shown above, were some of the parents that.
attended the informational breakfast. Tissues and goodie bags were handed out as the parents:'
entered the Media Center. Michelle and Dennis Cullifer, in lower photo, sit with their goodie bags,
furnished by the faculty.

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CAS Project No. 05-1345
CDBG Project No. 06DB-3C-07-35-01-W13

Sealed BIDS will be

received by the Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County,
hereinafter referred to as "County", at:

Hardee County, Purchasing Department
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-5014
until 2:00 RM. on Thursday. January 11. 2007. at which time they will be publicly opened by the
County Purchasing Agent or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time specified
will not be accepted.
The BIDS shall be based on providing-all materials, equipment and labor for the construction ofthe
BOWLING GREEN WATER IMPROVEMENTS. This project is partially funded by the State of
Florida Department of Community Affairs as part of the Hardee County Disaster Recovery Initiative
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project for the Fiscal Year 2006. The Contractor shall
be responsible for providing all materials, equipment and labor necessary for installation of approx-
imately 4,000 feet of water mains, 8 fire hydrants, and asphalt road and driveway restoration, as nec-
essary, to complete the project per the plans and specifications. Drawings, specifications and other
contract documents may be examined at the Hardee County Purchasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. Drawings, specifications and other contract documents can be pur-
chased at Craig A. Smith & Associates, 1000 West McNab Road, Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
for the non-refundable amount of $150.00. Checks shall be made payable to Craig A. Smith &
Associates. All technical questions shall be addressed to Craig A. Smith & Associates, Mr. Greg A.
Giarratana, (954) 782-8222, ext. 219.
Hardee County is an equal opportunity employer and is inviting MBE and WBE firms to bid on this
project. Bidders shall make every effort possible to utilize local contractors for this project.
BIDDERS shall confine their BIDS to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not be considered.
Each BIDDER shall submit with this BID, evidence that he is licensed to perform the work and serv-
ices or qualified by examination to be so licensed. Each BID shall be accompanied by a certified
check or by an acceptable (according to the Department of Treasury, Circular 570) BID BOND in
an amount equal to at least five (5) percent of the amount of the BID payable to the Board of County
Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, as a guarantee that if the BID is accepted the BIDDER
will execute the CONTRACT and file acceptable PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT SURETY BONDS
equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days after written notice
of the AWARD OF CONTRACT. No bidder may withdraw its BID for a period of ninety (90) days after
the date of Bid opening.
Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be
observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract, Section 3, Segregated Facilities,
Section 109 Executive Order 11246, and all applicable laws and regulations of the Federal govern-
ment and State of Florida, and bonding and insurance requirements.
Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities in any BID, delete any portion of the proj-
ect; extend the project within the limits of the work involved. The County reserves the right to reject
any or all BIDS.
BIDS must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked:
No. 06DB-3C-07-35-01-W13

Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners .12:21c

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

Dec. 17, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North and thefts on Ralph
Smith Road, Pine Cone Park Road, U.S. 17 North and Star Road were

Dec. 16, criminal mischief on Deer Run Drive, and thefts on Mowatt
Street and Lake Branch Road were reported.

Dec. 15, Eleazar Badillo, 21, of 773 Yetter Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with DUI.
Dec. 15, a residential burglary on SR 64 East, a business burglary on
CR 663 and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Dec. 14, Samuel Jiminez Amador, 22, of 2283 W. Oak Ridge Road,
Orlando, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and charged with
trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
:: Dec. 14, Greg Boyd Schock, 49, of 401 E. Bay St., Wauchula, was
arrested by the Drug Task Force and charged with trafficking amphetamine
ahd sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a day care center.
Dec. 14, Ramon Romero III, 39, of 519 E. Palmetto St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on warrants charging him
with violation of probation (original charges possession of drug parapher-
.nalia and driving while license suspended).
Dec. 14, Alvaro Gallegos, 20, General Delivery, Lake Wales, was
arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on warrants charging him with violation
of probation (original charges DUI and no valid license).





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Dec. 13, Paul Andrew Travers, 50, of 2526 Van Pelt Road, Sebring,
was arrested by the Drug Task Force and charged with conspiracy to traffic
in methamphetamine.
Dec. 13, Rodney Allen Smith, 26, of 202 Rust Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on charges of two counts non-support and a
Hernando County warrant charging him with non-support.
Dec. 13, criminal mischief on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue was

Dec. 11, Mancelo Gonzalez Gomez, 64, of ENT Circle, Arcadia, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a warrant charging him with violation of
probation (original charge carrying a concealed weapon).

Dec. 17, .a robbery on Georgia Street was reported.

Dec. 16, Miguel Angel Baltacar, 24, of 21274 Percie Ave., Port
Charlotte, Augustin Cabellero-Lopez, 21, of Harbor Avenue, Port Charlotte,
and Ariel Vallejo, 35, of 741 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, were
arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and each charged with disorderly intox-
ication. Baltacar and Cabellero-Lopez were also charged with trespassing
in an occupied structure and Vallejo was charged with resisting arrest with-
out violence.
Dec. 16, Mark Allen Carter, 38, of 1114 Downey Circle, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with domestic battery on an
elderly person and simple assault on a person over 65.
Dec. 16, Everado Becerra, 38, of 1722 SR 64 E., Zolfo Springs, was
arrestedd by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI and driving with
knowledge of a suspended license. He was detained on a warrant charging
him with violation of probation (original charge domestic battery).
Dec. 16, a residential burglary on North Florida Avenue was reported.

Dec. 15, Samuel Abarca Cristobal, 23, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on Polk County warrants charging him
with failure to appear in court on charges of DUI and no valid license.
Dec. 15, Philip Wayne Kersey, 18, of 3498 SR 62, Wauchula, and
Julius Robert Merchant III, 19, of 311 Georgia St., Wauchula, were arrest-
ed by Det. Sgt. David Stimson and each charged with possession of
methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a day care center and possession of
drug paraphernalia.

Dec. 14, Bradley Joe Galvan, 19, of 806 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on Hillsborough County warrants charging
him with violation of probation (original charges not given).
Dec. 14, thefts on U.S. 17 South, U.S. 17 North and Orange Place were

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor

The hosts on Dec. 13 were Cal
and Betty Gadsby, Dick Barker and
Stella Niebauer. Gene Rambacher
led the U.S. Pledge, Sylvia Baker
led the Canadian Pledge and Don
Merillat tied the prayer. More sad
news this morning as Carolyn
Gordon told everyone that Emory
Copenhauver passed away on Dec.
Carolyn said Don Merillat, Arlie
Wooters and Bob Wilday did an
excellent jo painting the totem pole.
Beau at Gotrley Plastering sup-
plied the scaffolding. I believe it
was Joe-Rudolph that pui the totem
pole up.itute a fe \ears ago. Take
,a moment and check out the great
job the guys did.
The 50/50 winners were Gene
and Joanne Rambacher, Donna
Best, Lot 79 and Flo and Don

If you are going in the golf cart
parade, please be at, the office at
5:30 p.m. Carolyn Gordon would
like everyone to light their luminar-
ies and put on their Christmas
lights for 6 p.m. The Crystal Lake
Band will play on our Christmas
float. After the parade, please join
everyone at the Rec Hall and bring
finger food.The decoration awards
will be presented and the winning
tickets for the raffle will be drawn.

Cindy and Bill Johnson are the
hosts and organizers for this year's
Christmas dinner. Please sign up to
help them. Also sign up sheets are
up for those wishing to have
Christmas dinner with 200 of their
closest friends.

Keith Stephens announced that
there will be another Fun Auction
on Feb. 3. This will give everyone
lots of time to think about what you
would like to have auctioned off,
items such as baked goods,
Christmas presents that you don't
want, and any new or nearly new
items. A chili dinner will be served
before the auction.
Also on Monday, Feb. 5, the
Craft Club will be hosting a
Fashion and Dessert Show for
women only. More details will be
supplied later. Please mark your
calendar for these two events.
The Nite Lites will be playing
for the Christmas dance on Dec. 23.
New Year's tickets are now on sale.
Steve and Billy are playing for the
New Year's dance. Please bring fin-
ger food to share. Come and have a
great evening bringing the New
Year in.

Buck Walters won the paper spe-
cial on Dec. 8 and Sharon Bennett
won it on Dec. 11. There are two
hot ball jackpots to be won.

Shuffling Dec. 7: Wagon Wheel
visited us. The Crystal Lake ladies
won 10 games to eight and the
Wagon Wheel men won 12 games
to six. The men were great sports
and shuffled through the showers.

Our shufflers supplied a great
Mixed Golf Dec. 11: Orange ball
- the winners were B. Kavanaugh,
Al Johnson, Bob Kramer and
Darlene Jackson.
Shuffling Dec. 12: three-game
winners were Ray Baker, Dick
Barker, Bob Beckley, Bob Beshel,
Barb Kramer, Jack Morrell, Dick
Robinson and Don Stadler.
NMen'4 Golf Dec. 14: A or B + C
or D winners were Aurele
Dufour, John Jackson, Al Johnson
and Jim Hornmon.

December 21, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5C

Dec. 12, Gerald Lee Murphy, of unknown Wauchula address, was
arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with disorderly intoxication.

Dec. 11, Jeffrey Scott Stringer, 44, of 812 N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with theft, tampering with
a utility meter and criminal mischief.
Dec. 11, Primotero Fernandez Mendez, 40, of Florida Avenue, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Det. Sgt. David Stimson and charged with disorder-
ly intoxication.
Dec. 11, Manolo Quiroz Ramirez, 29, of 5 Lane Trailer Park Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with DUI, hit
and run, no valid license and expired tag.

Dec. 17, Josefat Barrada-Nicolas, of 27 Grace Mobile Home Road,
Bowling Green, a 15-year-old Wauchula youth and a 17-year-old Bowling
Green youth were arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and Ofc. Jereme
Bridges and each charged with obstruction.

Dec. 15, Ryan Cordra Bunch, 24, of 10369 Currin Road, Spring Hill,
was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with possession of cocaine,
possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dec. 14, Kimberly Armiger Orsi, 53, of 6415 Robie Circle, Apollo
Beach, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with DUI with prop-
erty damage.

Dec. 11, Ramon Romero III, 39, of 682 Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with domestic battery.


Sherry White Ministries is in the process of opening a women's
home in Wauchula, and needs help to finish renovations to the
center. The home is located at 601 N. Florida Ave. The ministry
is looking for night, day and weekend volunteers to work on the
house. Individuals or groups are welcome. To help Sherry White
Ministries, contact White at 245-1184. The new women's home
will be a Christian shelter for women in crisis who are ready for
Christian guidance. Sherry White Ministries is a non-profit min-
istry committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The sex of an adult parakeet can usually be told by the color of the
skin just about the beak. In males, it is bluish, and in females, it Is

6C The Herald-Advocate, December 21, 2006

Soccer Boys Add Twin Wins

Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee soccer boys pocket-
ed another pair of wins last week.
The victories put the Wildcat
record at 9-1-2 overall and 8-1 in
the .district. The only district loss
was to top-seeded Palmetto, which
has a 6-0-2 record. Hardee is cur-
rently ranked second in the district,
with a pair of wins over Sebring,
Avon Park and Braden River and
solo wins over Sarasota Booker and.
DeSoto. Hardee has tied with
Mulberry and Port Charlotte.
The final Wildcat game before
the holiday break was at home on
Wednesday evening at Fort Meade.
Play resumes Jan. 5 with a trip to
* Booker. There are home games Jan.
9 against Palmetto and Jan. 17 vs.
Fort Meade. The season finale is at
Frostproof on Jan. 9. The district
playoffs are at Palmetto Jan. 22-26.
The Wildcats hosted the Avon
Park Red Devils last Tuesday with
pre-game ceremonies honoring the
nine seniors and their families. In
their final season are Jose Alonzo,

Pablo Anselmo, Andrew Cisneros,
Chris DeLaRosa, Jose Gutierrez,
Rafael Hilario, Johnny Huron,
Francisco "Paco" Lozano and
Alberto "Chico" Rodriguez.
Hardee took a 3-0 lead at half-
time. Ten minutes into the game
Alonzo scored. About four-and-a-
half minutes later, Chico Rodriguez
scored "on one of the prettiest shots
I've seen," said coach Ron Kline.
"He took a pretty pass from Luis
Reyes, a back-footed shot which
arched over and Chico was able to
kick it in."
The final goal of the first half
came on a Rodriguez header off a
comer kick by Hilario.
In the second half, barely five
minutes in Rodriguez scored again.
With 15 minutes left in the game,
Reyes scored on a tap-in off a
rebound from a Jesus Aguirre shot
which had bounced off the cross
pole. Reyes scored the final Hardee
goal with just two minutes left in
the game.
"Avon Park played hard. They
are coming along with their first-

year coach," commented Kline,
who noted that he was able to get
every Hardee player in the game.
Other players are juniors Gilberto
Gutierrez, Adam Juarez and Jose
Castaneda; sophs Roman Alvarez,
Elisio Diaz, Humberto Nolasco,
Carlos Ramirez, Francisco Rivera,
Efrain Ruiz, Domingo Santiago
and Isaac Vasquez, and freshmen
Aguirre, Ivan Narvaez, David
Rodriguez and Martin Vega.
At home against Bradenton
Bayshore last Wednesday, the boys
had to wait for a girls game against
Braden River to finish. The Bruins
scored first and got overconfident
and let down, said Kline.
"Our superior conditioning and
speed definitely made a difference.
We stress every day in practice that
endurance is the key. When the
water break comes midway
between each half, our boys hurry
over and rush back for some
instruction time, while other teams
just barely trot. there and back,"
explained Kline.
"At first Hardee shots weren't
falling, even though we were mak-

ing them on a three-to-one ratio
over the Bruins. Jose Alonzo got
the first goal and 1.40 later Luise
(Reyes) took a pass from Chico for
another goal. Pablo (Anselmo)
scored with one minute left in the
first half, so we had a 3-1 advan-


tage at halftime.
Kline and assistant coach Gilbert
Vasquez subbed sparingly in the
second half. "We had a lot of shots,
some a little wide, some a little
high and some blocked. We had
rainy conditions. Jesus Aguirre had

a hard shot which just missed. They.-
got the final shot of the game at the:.
1:56 mark, from 25-30 yards outi
that just cleared the crossbar arid&'
just out of the reach of Paco's fifiu'
gertips. But we still won 3-2," sum-
marized Kline.

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The Wildcat seniors were honored in pre-game ceremonies last Tuesday night. In first row (from
left) are Alberto "Chico" Rodriguez, Jose Alonzo, Pablo Anselmo and Rafael Hilario; in back,
Chris DeLaRosa, Johnny Huron, Andrew Cisneros and Francisco "Paco" Lozano.

The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls

Everyone is happy to see Harold We are getting more campers in
and Sharon Lake return. It was almost everyday, some old friends
doubtful for a. while. Sharon has and some new. We sure welcome
had a bad summer healthwise. She them all.
is much better now, but still needs Our Yard Sale on Saturday, Dec.
your prayers. 9, went well in spite of the very

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

Q: Do you believe in spiritual battles? Do you think we are sur-
rounded by supernatural forces that can affect our lives? Lately I just
feel that I am under attack. I feel real depressed for no reason. How do
we fight something we can't see"
Signed, Depressed
A: Yes! I totally believe in the unseen realm. Within this realm is good
and evil. I also believe it's closer than we can imagine. "For we do not
wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of darkness of this age, against hosts of wickedness in the
heavenly place" (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV).
This is enough proof for me to know that the demonic realm is highly
organized and put into force against us. Wrestle indicates a close combat.
We as humans are not equipped to fight such forces. You can't take some-
thing human and fight something spiritual; you need spiritual weapons.
I am currently writing a book called "Weapons of Our Warfare." I feel
that many people like yourself struggle everyday with an enemy that they
have no idea how to defeat. but, the LORD would not have us ignorant,
"Lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his
devices," 2 Corinthians 2:11).
Be aware that we are all in this battle whether we choose to be or not.
so, our best defense is to get knowledge "Be sober, be vigilant: because
your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he
may devour," (I Peter 5:8).
There isn't enough room here to write all the weapons God has made
available, but, rest assured that He hasn't left us powerless.
Depression is not God's will for anyone. It will sap your joy, happiness
and eventually your life. Many people fight this because of a chemical
imbalance, others because of demonic oppression brought on through dif-
ferent avenues. But, God is bigger than depression, fear or anxiety.
Here are a few of the weapons we can use to defeat the enemy. Name
of Jesus, The Word, prayer, power of agreement, the blood of Jesus Christ,
praise, worship and joy.
Our mind is a battlefield. Depression sometimes begins with sad or
fearful thoughts. Begin to recognize these thoughts and take control of them
by thinking positive things. Don't let your thought life control your actions
and your heart. "Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength"
(Nehemiah 8:10).
Let joy rule your mind, let laughter rule your heart and let God's love
rule your heart and let God's love rule your life. Be of good cheer. In Christ
you shall have peace.
Signed Penny

cold weather we were having. Not
all like sunny, warm, Florida. We
all bundled up and made the sale a
success. We had fun and met a lot
of nice people.
It warmed up a bit on Sunday,
Dec. 10, so it wasn't too bad to
have music on the porch. There 22
musicians and 77 of us sitting on
the lawn. The turnout was great for
a chilly day. There were four 50/50
winners: Carolyn Bayme, Lucy
Bush, Bill Crawford and Dale
Hohnett. Merchant certificates
went to Jim Withers, Bill Rego, Pat
Perualt, Jim Harter and Ruby
Ramey. .

Cards on Monday was Pokeno
and seemed to be an even game
again. Wednesday's card games
will be reported next week as this
aritcle had to be done early.
Horseshoes are going strong.
Some of the ladies are joining in
and giving the men some competi-
tion worth the match. Now that we
have a "men against women" com-
petition iti could get very interest-
Shuffleboard courts are up and
"sliding". Fred Lewis did a fine job
refurbishing them. The fun has
already begun. Although it was
cold, a few brave people came out
to play. We hope warmer days will
bring out more people. both men
and women are playing there too.
This gets more and more interest-
Thursday, Dec. 7, found 26 of us
in the Rec Hall playing bingo.
Charlotte Longueuil announced.
that Thelma LeBright and Joni
Branham were celebrating birth-
days that evening. All sang to them:
Bill LeBright and Claude Long-
ueuil were calling the games. Ralph
Pavey won the 50/50. Merchant
certificates were received by Frank
DeCocco, Mark Herman, Pat
Bohnett, Cameron Clyde and Lucy
The Oasis is beginning to look
like Christmas. Lights and decor-
tions are everywhere. You can feel
it in the air, as we look forward to
this most blessed time of the year.
Don't get caught up in the shop-
ping. Leave time for reflection ...

Zolfo Springs Elementary students and their music teacher Cathy DeLaney have been awarded
the official title of "All Star School" on behalf of the national Association for Music Education'
(MENC) and The National Anthem Project. As an "All Star School," Zolfo Springs Elementary has
demonstrated that its students have learned a new awareness in American traditions, the signif-
icance and history of the national anthem and have learned to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."'
The school joins the Honorary Chair Laura Bush and official musical ambassadors, The Oak
Ridge Boys, as well as many other organizations in supporting the effort. The proud faculty mem-
bers and students displaying the award are (from left) Principal Jan Beckley, Student Council'
president Dalton Reas and vice-president Kevin Borjas and DeLaney.




The Department of Community Affairs announces the following public meetings to
which all interested parties are invited:

DATE: January 17, 2007

TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
PLACE: Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center
6525 US 27 North
Sebring, Florida


TIME: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

PLACE: Courtyard by Marriott
3725 Harden Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida

PURPOSE: The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is seeking a public or non-
profit entity or entities to administer the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
(LIHEAP) in Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties.

Entities interested in contracting with DCA to provide this service should attend one of
these meetings to learn about the application requirements.

Selection will be based on the entity's experience and performance in related federal or
state programs in assisting low-income persons in the area to be served, and the entity's
capacity to undertake a timely and effective program. Special consideration in the
designation of a service provider will be given to any Community Action Agency or
other public or nonprofit entity which is currently administering an effective program
under any low-income energy assistance program or weatherization program under the
Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. The following qualities will be reviewed: (1) the
extent to which the past or current program achieved or is achieving goals in a timely
fashion; (2) the quality of work performed by the entity; (3) the number, qualifications,
and experience of the staff members of the entity; and (4) the ability to maintain
compliance with administrative and financial management requirements.

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN: At this meeting, the DCA will disseminate information
about the programs, the application requirements, the deadline for submitting all
applications and the appeals information. Only one entity will be selected per county, but
an entity may apply for and be designated to serve more than one county. After the
application deadline date (due to be submitted to DCA by 5:00 p.m. EST,
January 31, 2007), DCA staff will review the applications received and make a decision
regarding each entity's eligibility to provide program services in the unserved counties.
A recommendation for the selected entity or entities will then be prepared by DCA staff
for subsequent consideration and approval or disapproval by DCA's Secretary.
Announcement of the selected entity or entities along with the appeals process for non-
selected entities wishing to challenge the selection will then be sent by U.S. Mail to all

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Requests for an application, additional information
or questions may be addressed to Ms. Hilda Frazier, Planning Manager, Florida
Department of Community Affairs, Community Assistance Section, Sadowski Building,
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100, (850) 488-7541, or
FAX (850) 488-2488 or e-mail at hilda.frazier(a,dca.state.fl.us.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Any person requiring a special accommodation at
this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the
Department of Community Affairs at (850) 488-7541 at least five (5) calendar days prior
to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, plese contact the Department of
Community Affairs using the Florida Dual Party Relay System which can be reached at
1 (800) 955- 8770 (voice) and 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


December 21, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 7C

The following marriage licenses
were issued recently in the office
of the county court:
David Dwayne Lowe, 25,
Bowling Green, and Melissa Marie
Samples, 22, Bowling Green.
:.:Benny DeLaGarza, 40, Bowling
preen, and Francisco Guadalupe
Palafox, 27, Bowling Green.
':Jerry Frank McGowan, 66, Zolfo
Springs, and Mary Ellen Laage, 63,
Zolfo Springs.
,-Roberto Tinoco-Galvan, 24, Wau-
phula, and Claraneli Heredia-
Estrada, 22, Zolfo Springs.

:-'The following small claims
iises were disposed of recently by
tie county judge:
:: Erin Capital Management LLC
S. Regis Tsai, voluntary dismissal.
j Great Seneca Financial Corp. vs.
Gloria Williams, judgment.
'Capital One Bank vs. Heather
B1yette, judgment-execution with-
SFinancial Independence Services
co. vs. Maria Capetillo, default
'.Long's Air Conditioning Inc. vs.
Jimmy Giles, dismissed.
;VF Jeanswear vs. Roberto Flores
Jr. d/b/a La Floresita Western
Wear/La Floresita Fashion &
Western Wear, order approving stip-
ulated settlement.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court:
"Bernardo Loredo Cornejo, viola-
tion of the open container law, adju-
dication withheld, $190 court costs.
.,David Espinoza, disorderly intox-
ication, time served, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
.,.Egberto Marin Hernandez, disor-
derly intoxication, time served,
4315 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees.
: Victor Manuel, battery, 19 days in
jail with credit for time served
fCTS), $667 fine and court costs
placed on lien.

Agustin Martinez-Luis, resisting
arrest without violence, estreated
William Alfred Neal, domestic
battery, transferred to pretrial diver-
sionary program.
Marcos Rojas, disorderly intoxi-
cation, time served, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender.
Jose Luis Sanchez-Ruiz, trespass
and criminal mischief, adjudication
withheld, 12 months probation, no
contact victim or property, $315
fine and court, $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 investigative costs,
restitution to be set.
Alice Mae Turner, retail theft,
adjudication withheld, probation
one year, $315 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs, 10 hours
community service.
Adonias Salas Roblero, disorder-
ly intoxication, adjudication with-
held, $190 court costs; violation of
open container law, dismissed.
Antonio Perez Aguilar, disorder-
ly intoxication, estreated bond.
Carlos. Acobar Bautistan, disor-
derly intoxication, estreated bond.
Jose Luis Carballero, criminal
mischief, not prosecuted.
Marcos Hernandez, possession
of drug paraphernalia, successfully
completed pretrial diversionary
program, not prosecuted.
Nancena Felicia Holloway,
resisting arrest without violence,
adjudication withheld, probation 12
months, evaluation and treatment,
four-hour anger management class,
no violent contact with victim, no
alcohol or drugs, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 investigative costs;
domestic battery, not prosecuted.
Jason Eric Nichols, resisting
arrest without force, adjudication
withheld, $190 fine and court costs,
$40 public defender fee.
Joni Michelle Strahan, failure to
obey a law enforcement officer,
probation six months, evaluation,
$190 court costs and $40 public
defender fee placed on lien; making
false 911 calls, not prosecuted.
James Bone, petit theft, adjudica-

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tion withheld, 60 days in jail, con-
current with other sentences and
CTS, $190 court costs placed on
Jose Jaimes-Rogel, domestic bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Richard Allen Goins, trespass
other than structure/conveyance,
adjudication withheld, $190 court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Brian Joseph Martin, trespass
other than structure/conveyance,
adjudication withheld, $190 court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Derrick Smalls, violation of pro-
bation (original charge possession
of marijuana), probation revoked,
120 days CTS, outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Jonathan Eugene Reed, trespass
other than structure/conveyance,
adjudication withheld, $190 court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Robert James Rabon, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Juan Antonio Castaneda, DUI, 12
months probation, license suspend-
ed six months, 10-day tag impound,
DUI school, evaluation and treat-
ment, $622.50 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs, 50 hours
community service.
Barbara J. Maness, DUI -
amended to reckless driving with
alcohol a factor, probation 12
months, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, $622.50 fine and
court costs, $50 investigative costs,
50 hours community service.
Mark Earl Hernandez, driving
while license suspended (DWLS),
jail time held in abeyance and will
be dismissed if obtain valid license,
$330 fine and court costs; operating
a motorcycle without required
endorsement, dismissed.
Bobby Joe Moyta, DWLS, jail,
time suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Delisha Kenyon Redden, DWLS,
jail time suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Bernabe Gallardo, DUI, 10 days
in jail. 12 months probation. license
suspended fi.e Nears, tig impound
30 days, DUI school, evaluation
and treatment, $662.50 fine and
court costs, $50 investigative costs.
Shermaine Rashay. Baker,
DWLS, 20 days-suspended, $330
fine and court costs.
Hoyt Arthur Bryant, DWLS and
no registration certificate, 10 days
* ,-susppnded, $330 fineand court
Sergio Rubio-Reyes, DWLS,
$330 fine and court costs.,
Juan Antonio Escobedo Jr., DUI,
12 months probation, license sus-
pended six months, ignition. inter-
lock six months, DUI school, eval-
uation and treatment, $662.50 fine
and court costs, 50 hours communi-

The next time you feel like complaining, remember that your
garbage disposal probably eats better than 30 percent of the peo-
ple in the world.
-Robert Orben
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ty service.
Miguel Ramirez-Mendez,
DWLS, dismissed

The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Llolando Oropeza and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Melinda Herrada, petition for child
Cynthia Fairless and DOR vs.
Gabriel Valadez, petition for child
Vandolah Power Co. LLC vs.
Kathy Crawford, Hardee County
Property Appraiser, Zeralda Smith,
Hardee County Tax Collector and
James Zingale, executive director
of the Florida Department of
Revenue, petition for relief on tax
Avelo Mortgage LLC vs. Colette
Greene and Vernon Greene, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Louissa Froehlich vs. Daniel
Richardson, petition for injunction
for protection.
Rhonda Jo Smith vs. Andre
Baker, petition for injunction for
Julio Paulino-Cantero and
Josefina Tierrablanca Quezada
(Cantero), divorce.
Douglas Ceasar vs. the state
Department of Corrections, petition
for review of inmate situation.
Geraldine Wilkinson vs. Barbara
Jean Cannon, James Lynnard
Robin.on and Glass Systems Inc.,
Deutsche Bank National Trust
vs. Bill JToseph Hall, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Guadalupe NI Hernandez and
DOR \s. Nor'a L \\ heeler, petition
for administrative child support
Llolando C. Oropeza and DOR
vs. Anahi Hernandez, interstate
petition to amend child .support
Mario Eduardo Santo\o and
DOR vs. Sonia A iles, petition for
child support.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Irene Jones and DOR vs. Macy.
Jones, child support suspended.
Lillie Cheryl Williams Woodrow
and Michael Glenn Williams,,
amended divorce order.
Sarah I:.ibel Morales and DOR .
vs. Ellis Stee lHodges Jr., amended
child support order.
Louis C. Smith vs. State of
Florida, inmate appeal denied.:
Jeremiah Johnson vs. Gary
Gammad et al, order on pending
inmate appeal.
Wachovia Bank NA vs. Bernard
Wright et al, voluntary dismissal.
Paul J. Sierra Construction Co.
vs. First Christian Church of Wau-
chula (two cases), dismissed.
Amanda Lynn Terrell and DOR
vs. Michael Cruz, order.,

Margaret Patino as personal rep-
resentative vs. Amber A. Wood, C.
Elton Crews Inc., Crews Groves
Inc., Alfonso Valdovinos and
Highway 72 LLC and Peace River
Citrus Products Inc., dismissed.
Roberto D. Villarreal and Ester
Cavazos, order.
Ralph A. Crawford and Sharon J.
Crawford, divorce.
Sarah Morales and DOR vs.
Rushin Ellison, amended child sup-
port order.
Santos Veronica Ybarra and
Chris Ybarra, divorce.

There was no felony criminal
court last week as it was trial

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Hammock Land & Cattle Co.
Inc. to Angela Powell, $35,000.
Michael D.- Jr. and Khristian L.
McMillian tb Rodolfo Lopez,

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Lessons, Instruments. Accessories,
Kindermusic, & Piano Tuning
Piano, Violin, Guitar,
all Band Instruments
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meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on.
Thursday, JANUARY 04, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
FING II requests approval of a Special Exception for the continued
operation of an Assisted Living Facility for 12-15 beds in an existing dwelling
on 1.05MOL ac zoned A-1 in the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt W side of W Main Street
S of Alton Carlton Rd 2434240000031200000
1.05MOL ac Corn NE corn of SW114 of SW114 S 89deg30min58sec W 32 ftto W
R/W SR64-A to POB S 89deg30m in58sec W 158 ft S 00degl8min05sec E 275.70.
ft N.,deg30mJp58sec E 158 ft N 00degl8min05sec W 275.70 ft to POB & S 12
ft of r)190 ft ooNW114 of SW1/4 S24, T34S, R24E
Aretha Denise Faulk requests approval of a Special Exception for the
location and setup of a silfile-family mobile home dwelling on a 1 .0MOL.-acre-
parcel zoned F-R (Farm-Residential) in the Town Center Future Land Use
On or abt N side of Honeysuckle
E of MLK Jr Ave. 103425050000001 0006
1.0MOL ac Lot 06, BIk 01, America South Addition S10, T34S. R25E

Rojan, InclFlorida Engineered Citrus, InclRoy Brown by and
through the Authorized Representative requests approval of a
Preliminary Site Development Plan to be known as Horseshoe
Acres for a project to develop 1,400-sq-ft-single-family dwelling with two-car
garages on parcels totaling 106.40MOL acres with 88.40MOL acres zoned F-R
and 18.00MOL acres zoned A-1 In the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt Post Plant Rd
N of Goose Pond Rd 24 35 230000 06970 0000
10MOL ac W1/4 of NEll4 of NE1/4 S24, T35S, R23E
28.40MOL ac N1/2 of SE114 of NEll4 & that part of N112 of SW1/4 of SW114 of
NEll4 S & E of rd S24, T35S, R23E

20MOL ac S1/2 of SE1/4 of NE1/4
30MOLac E3/4 of NEll4 of NEll4

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Wilt Family Ltd Partnership by and through the Authorized Represen-
tative requests approval of a Site Development Plan on 4.29MOL ac
zoned C/IBC (Commercialllndustrial Business Center) in the Highway Mixed
Use Future Land Use District for the construction and operation of a 12,000-
sq-ft-complex for Milano Tile
On or abt Lot 20,
Hardee County Commerce Park 20 33 25 0500 00001 0020
4.29MOL ac Lot 20, BIk 01, Hardee County Commerce Park
S20, T33S, R25E

Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board

will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, JANUARY 18, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda No. 07-16, 07-14
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL

Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Building/Zoning Department at least
two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9th Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 12:21,28c

David Dey and Umapada Dey to
FM & SJC Property Investments
LLC, $43,548.
Mack D. Bryan to Howard R.
Bolin and Lawrence J. Mortele,
FL Land Partners LLC to Edward
and Mireya Gutierrez, $189,000.
Pheng Phuiksahome and Kietne
Phuiksahome to Alex and Carmelle
Gousse, $115,000.
Central Mobile Homes Inc. to
Marie Annette McQuaig, $76,564.
Qary Wayne Gay and Florence
Littlechild to Josephine Garza,
Clarence and Edith Eloise Bolin
to Semper Fi Excavating LLC,
Elbert and Jill Crowden to
Homes of Wauchula Inc.,
Fred Katz and William J. Carroll
Jr. to Semper Fi Developers,
Elite Towers Inc to SBA
Properties Inc, $52,830.
Hardee County Industrial De-
velopment Authority to Allyndeb
Real Estate CFL LLC, $150,850.

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8C The Herald-Advocate, December 21, 2006

History: News Of Dec. 21, 1945

Editor's Note: Spessard Stone has
submitted this edited article from
The Florida Advocate of Friday,
Dec. 21, 1945. .

"Announcing the opening of
(Warren) Hendry's Service Station
in the Cosey Building on North
Sixth Avenue.

Masonic Officers
"At the annual election of offi-
cers of the Wauchula Masonic
Lodge Monday, Dec. 10, the fol-
lowing were elected for the ensuing
year: John T. Bumett, worshipful
master; John Walker, senior war-
den; J.F. Schweigart, junior war-
den; Carl Hanna, treasurer; R.B.
Downing, secretary.
"These officers will be installed
Dec. 27.

Melton Mroczka
"Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dennis
announce the marriage of their
daughter, Mrs. Hazel Melton, and
C.J. Mroczka of Ludington, Mich.,
on Oct. 31.
"Mrs. Mroczka is a graduate of
Wauchula High School and is
employed at Walker's garage.,
"Mr. Mroczka is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Mroczka of
Ludington, and a graduate of
Ludington High School.
"He was a pilot in the U.S. Army
Air Force, stationed at Hendricks
Field and recently received his dis-

charge at Chanute Field, Il1

"Miss Carlotta Clavel, who is a
student at Florida State College for
Women, is spending the Christmas
holidays with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Emerson Clavel.
"Hundreds of Hardee Countians
gathered at the home of Rev. and
Mrs. Dow Durrance, on the
Wauchula-Avon Park road, Sunday
to help them celebrate their 40th
wedding anniversary.
"A Supper honoring Clinton
Johnson, recently discharged from
the armed forces, was held
Saturday night at the Fish Branch
"Miss Thelma Cole Miller,
stenographer and bookkeeper in
charge of the office of the canning
plant of her father in Edinburg,
Tex., is expected o arrive here
tomorrow and will spend the
Christmas holidays with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L.

"J.G. (Slim) Anderson, who has
"been doing his bit for Uncle Sam
by serving with the naval 'forces in
both the Atlantic and Pacific com-
bat areas, recently wrote to his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Anderson
Sr. of Wauchula participated in spe-
cial operations in connection with'
the landings of Allied occupation
troops in Japan.

Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman

PRAYERS NEEDED at 7 p.m. with finger foods (bring a
We need to pray that Alice gift to trade).
Moore has good recovery from her The Red Barn Hatters club had a
surgery and goes well for her. great time with 12 members and
Keep praying for Tye also and for me. We have a lot oft hinges planned
anyone in the park that has been so. check on the board weekly.
sick. Prayers still go out for the There, is always room for more
Beverages, as they are still a little girls.
under .the weather. John Chambers Shuffleboard is every weekday,
is not feeling well. We pray that at 10 sharp, and there are crafts
George and Norma McNairy have a daily at the Day Room, at one
safe trip back and for everyone o'clock. There should be Hand &
going home for the Holidays. God Foote again on Thursday at 1:30
bless everyone and pray for a very p.m.
good and a happy and. safe Birthdays are Anne Fowler, Pat
Christmas and a happy andsafe Singaock and Agnes Culp and the
New Year. We need to pray for annervsaries are Jerry & Connie
healing of Katee Crawford as she Fowler, and Dan abd Jan Custer.
broke her wrist. The 50/50 was won by me and
the gift certificates were 'won by
COFFEE KLATCH Katee Crawford;';i Wanda' May,
The new people in the park this Joyce Pearsall, Arlerie Anderson ,
week are Doug and 'Agnes Culp, Past Siemen, Iris Smith. Barbara
Arlene and Clyde Anderson,- and Gersema. Agnes Culp, Ruth King.
Ginny and Henry Graham. Gerri Graci, Kenneth Reichel,
The Christmas Dinner will be on Caryl Lauver, Mary Thomason,
Dec. 25 at the Red Barn at 1 Anita & Len Le'ger, Ted Metherell,
o'clock. Clarence Barbor, Grace Moore,
There will be a Christmas pro- Eugene Wagner, Joyce Kaleita, and.
gram Saturday Dec. 23 at Red Barn Bob .Bell.

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"Sgt. Farris H. Davis arrived
here the latter part of last week
from Camp Blanding where he was
given his discharge.
"He served nearly six years with
the armed services. He served 14
months overseas and was in France,
Belgium, Luxembourg.
"He is visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Davis, in
Limestone, and, after the holidays,
expects top go back to the road
"Lt. (jg) H.B. Dominick of
Wauchula was placed on the inac-
tive list on Dec. 13 at Jicksonville,
through the naval personnel separa-
tion center.
"Before entering the service, Mr.
Dominick was a member of the
Wauchula High School faculty and
-his wife has been teaching in the
elementary school.
'The naval service center at the
personnel separation center in
Jacksonville announced that
Reuven R. Revell, of Bowling
Green, was released on Dec. 11 at
the Jacksonville base.
"The Associated Press list of
Floridians returning from the
Pacific theatre of operations carried
the names of Cpl. Sammy Weiner,
son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Weiner,
who landed in San Francisco last
Friday: and T/5 Vasco Skipper, son'
of Mr. and Mrs. John Skipper of
rural Wauchula, who landed in Los
Angeles, Calif., on Saturday. Both
soldiers are expected to arrive here
this week."

Iris Smith, Grace Moore, Muriel.
and Bob Bell, Joyce and Bill
Kaleita, Sandy Walker and Judy
Wall decorated the Red Barn and
The Day Room. Grace Moore pro-
vides the pots of coffee for every-
ihing that happens in the Red Barn.
God Bless all of you.

We had fun playing euchre and
we had si, tables. The high man
was Bill King with 66 points, run-
ner-up men were Sam Armstrong
and Ted NMetherell with 63 points
each and the low .man was Henry
Graham with 36 points.
The high lady was Mary Whit-
man with 73 points, the runner-ups
were Lynn Nletherell with and
' Muriel Bell both with 65 points and
low woman was Ruth King with 36
The most loners was won by me
with a lucky seven loners. Under
the table was Marge Luff. We had
two people that got to take home
skunks for the week Bob Bell and
Ruth King.

Tuesday, we only had two tables
but had a lot of fun. The winner for
the men was Herb Tessier with 171
points .and low man was Francis
Smith with 93 points.
The high woman was me with
224 points and the low women was
Fern Tessier with 85 points. Joyce
Pearsall was a lucky woman with
one moon shot.
Thursday, we had two tables and
the winner for the men was Herb
Tessier with 221 points and the low
men was Sam Armstrong with 142
The "* high women was Shirley
Swisher. with 210 points .and the
low women was Edna Broadworth
with 102 points.

We started with our Tuesday in-
the-park tournaments. Taking first
place were Grace Moore and Art
Brown and second place going to
Marge Luff and Herb Tessier.

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lear Santa,
For chrismas I won't a play
set and a game boy, bike, new
fits shoes by santa. Tell miss-
es clos that I sed hi. chrismas
is my favrit holiday because I like
presents. I like to open them.
Pleas tell your raindeers tht I
sed hi to.
Juliana Page
r ear Santa,
For chrismas I want some'
games for an xbox three sixty.
I also want a toy smackdown
ring withcthe wrestling toys. For
the wresling toys I want ray
mistirio and chavogeciro.
SEnrique Iniguez
Dear Santa,
1I would like 3 Things for
cHrismas. A trampoling, swimming
pool, and a bike. Thats what I
whan't for cHrismas. Have a
nice cHrismas .
your friend,
Leydi Lopez

Dear Santa,
I wunt a xbox 360 and a trunk
for Christmas. I wunt my brother
to be nice.
Russell Terry
bear Santa,
for Chismas I wood like a cat
so I can play with her. I'll name
her Anibel. My mom says That I
have to take cer of her. If you
wood bring this to me I wood be
Victoria Gomez
Dear Santa,
I would like a good life for my
dad and a goodlife for my frins
and famb. I would also like a
xBox 360. I would love to have
a Bage.
Mike Kujawski
bear Santa,
How Is it living in the north
pole? Is it really cold there?
How are the elfs and Raindeers?
sata sometime does your slay
get rusty? santa I hope you
come when its Chrismes I love
you santa.
Frank Torres
Dear Santa,
I want an Xbox 360 and a trx
4 wheeler 250 and a Dirt Bike to
and also a new close and a new
pair of shose Whould Be great
too and a go cart I hope I can
get- all of these thing. -
Jordan Chancey
I- l

Dear Santa,
I want to tell you what I want
for christmas. I wont A dirt
bike, a swimming pool, Remotentro
car, to visit my dad in jell, A
fool wheeler and A Power
Ranger. Hop to see you soon.
Carlos Camacho
Dear Santa,
, I have been good this week
but not all week. I hope you give
me, presents that I want. I
always wanted a cheerleading
outfit and easy bake and a new
bike. I want my family to be
safe, even my uncle and aunt. I
even want a barbie house for
cristmas. I want my friends and
teachers to be safe. I wish I
can have a playstation so ever-
body can play with the playsta-
tion. I hope my mom gets a new
job lik she as for. I even want
my brothers and sister could go
toTenisee to see my frien Lori.
Grace Coronado
Dear Santa,
I whant to tell you whant I
want for Christmas. My Dad
want's a gril. My brother
what's a P.S.P and a hat. My
Mom whant's a snoopy ',shirt. I
would like an X.box 360 and for
my family to get what they
Carlos Garcia

Dear Santa,
I wish I had a control trock
and a Kool shoos. I wnat a shirt
Kool. Please bring kool things to
my dad, mom and sister. I wish
for a chrismes three to leave my
present uandr the chrismes
Jose Lois Santiago
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a remot
chanchole dirt Bike and a four
weeler. I would also like apock-
et rocket and a Xbox 360 with
a wireless remote chancholer.
Antwuan Donaldson
Dear Santa,
I wood like a bratz doll and an
little black and wite kitten. I'll
name her Bell. I wood like a
bratz doll house and a beautflu
pony named Butterscoch. '
Madison Marple
Dera Santa,
For chrisam I wan't an xbox
game. I alose won't birt bike. I
would like a new pare, of shows
an some does, hulk game, a
powr reger. Sogbad game and a
sogbad tv and spirder men I love
you santa. I know your coming
to town.
John Juarez

Dear Santa,
For Chismas I wood like a
puppy, a game to play, a long
penil, a move. Thank you Santa.
Anabel Picazo

Dear Santa,
I want a Xbox and a Xbox
360. I want a spuderman 3 and
I want sony bros friends. Last I
will love a puppy.
Ismael Rodriguez

bear Santa,
How are you? I hope you had
a good year. Santa, I have been
very good this year. Here is my
Christman lisit. I would like Hot
Wheels, a computer, and a
skateboard. Please bring Veronica
and Cheyenne dolls. Thank you,
Santa. I love you.
Juna Molina

Dear Santa,
I'm doing good on my work. My
nom is Daniel Hernandez.I'm in
sekangrad can you bring me a
closo of Superman. Thank you.
your friend
baninl Hernandes

bear Santa,
I. really want a RC that has
spy camro and. a skate board
also a computer and a xbox 360
or a xbox. I would like a yo-yo
stick too. I've been really good.
I'm in wnd. I'm 7. How is Mrs.
Claus? Thank you
Your friend
Khrystion Jimenez
Dear Santa,
I Like to have a hellies and
boots, a book and a marker a
boody and a Expo jewery and a
map and moveye see you tow the
Retern moves.
Thank you
Makayla Williams
bear Santa,
I am in second grade and I
Live in Fort Meade. I am Seven
year old and I have been good.
Can you Please bring me a ser-
cuity diary, a gameboy and a
real bratz phone.
your friend
Marixa Garcia

bear Santa,
I want a skatebord I have
been good Santa I am 8 years
old. Thank you Santa
your friend
Tiffany Marshall
Dear Santa,
I would like to have a bike
that makes a motorsicle sound, a
game boy, a Trampolin. because
I have been good at school. Im
am in second grade and I would
like to have a tag team belt.
Thank you Santa.
Jorge Reyes

Dear Santa,
How is rudoff. Is he find?
How is Miss Clause. How are the
elfs. I'm in second grade. I'm 7
year old. For christmas I want a
four wheeler and a psp,
Your friend
Rogelio Reyna

Dear Santa,
I been good and my name is
Daultyn I am in 2nd Grade. I
want a toy car. Thank you.
Your Frad
Daultyn McClellan

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Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I
am in 2nd grade. My name is
Damion I live in Bowling Green
Floruda. I'm 8 years old. Can
you get me. a sling shot and a
game boy with cartidges with it.
Thank you
Damion Carroll

bear Santa,
I want a bike, a book to read,
a toy tree, a toy house, and a
ball. I am Ana and I am 9 year
sodd. My birthday is August 5.
I am good sometime I am sad. I
am in 2nd grerde.
Thank you,
Ana Alvarodo

bear Santa,
My name is Diamond. I am in
second grade. I will Like to get
a doll fro Christmas I Live in
Bowling Green and my teachers
is Mrs. Outley. I am seven year
old. Merry Christmas. Thack
my friend
Diamond White
Dear Santa,
My name is Diana I'm in 2nd
grade. My teacher is Mrs.
Outley. She is very nice. I'm a
good girl. I am 8 year old. I will
like a Bratz, computer, a Puppy
and a cat. I live in Bowling
Green. I want to see your rain-
dears, and take a ride and play
with your reindears.
Your freind,
Diana Correa Mariano
Dear Santa,.
I whant you to come thes year
and put a puresint under my
Christmas tree and this is what
for christmas I whant a bike a
pupy or a kiten and my mom a
your Frend
Julisa Rodriguez

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. I have always made the
honor roll. For Christmas I
would like a new bike.It would;
really mean a lot to me.
Your friend,
Illeana Flores

bear Santa,
What I is a big bike a laptop
some cloths priciss barbie neck-
lace and a book dag.
Crystal Laviano

bear Santa,
I know that you are coming
and I would like your elfs to
make a baby bratz with real hair
ohl And I was good all this year.
Oh! I almost forgot and please if
your elfs can make another
present for me and you can
choose anything you want and I
almost forgot to tell you this,
can you make a picture of your-
Yolanda Benitez
Dear Santa,
I want a spider bike and a pool
and a computer and a motor bike
and a xbox 360 and racing
game. I want a dog.
Ragelio DeSantia

Dear Santa,
I want a puuppy with a big Ion
ears, and all brown and sort.
Iwant that because I neverhad
that before in my whole life. I
also want some green and red K-
swwiss shoes.
Jazmin Rodriguez
Dear Santa C,
I've been a good little girl.
What I want for christmas is
motor scooter a x box computer
nick's udetus kswis shoes cloth
socks undwear jumprope puppies
Raven Ellison
Merry christmas
Dear Santa,
I've been a good boy I want a
Ds, PSP, gameboy, Xobox 360,
nikey, cars, snock, cloths, and
Mark Hernandez
Dear Santa;,- .I '
"I want A XBox 360. I want. A
cat. I want A forwiller.,
Chris Rivea

Dear Santa,
How are you? I've been a good
girl. this is what I want for
christmas a Brazt doll, a prinss-
esthatroll, a doll casell, a chi-
wadog and a picture of you.
Deisy Mancera

Dear Santa,
I was good. how are you. I
hope you are fine. I want a toy
and a game because it is fun. I
love you Santa.
Alex Almerdo
Dear Santa,
Im a good boy I want a move
I dount car wat won.
tommy boyer
Dear Santa,
I want A XBox 360. I want A
cat. I want A forwiller.
Chris Rivea

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl. santa
I want a m.p.3. player with
earphones. and a X.Box with a
game Boy. computer motor book
doll baras cloths
Ana Corona

bear Santa,
I want a bike and a scooter
and a Pool and a computer and a
mortor bike and a Xbox 360 and
games and cloths and some
Lucy Romo

Dear Santa,
How are you doing santa will*
sarta. I have been good boy and
this is what I whant for Chismis
is an Xbox 360 and a game with
it so I can play it and some
cheast game born and a picture
of you and that's it.
David Badillo

Dear Santa,
Dear santa how are you? I
want a car because I have been a
good boy and I want to pairs of
skates one for me and one for
my little brother. To I.love. you
Santa Close I want To see you
one night when you come when it
is christmas I love you all my
stof. I wan tI am gonaput them
in a card .
Juan Gaitan
Dear Santa,
I been a good boy. I would
like a game boy sp, a power ran-
ers toy, and pokemon ex special
cards because I've wanted them
for a long time.

Ivan Chav

Dear Santa,
I have been A good boy. I
want A drit bike because I have
been a good boy. I want A toy
car that is a elextreklar because
I have been good I want a bike
because I have been a good boy.
I want a ballon. I want a tent
because I have been good I want
a kit because I have been good
Richard Ontiveros

Dear Santa,
Ai gavan vi good grils cean you
brin me a princes en class
entsamdin to my mom en my dad
en my because i likt to mach cen
you plese gev somtin to my famdi
en my odor family the es en
wachula florida en gi laik barbie
en princws cean yo bro clos to
my dan enc clous to my mom en
to my litro broder en to my en
al gavana bo beag to my school en
to my litro broader e teinis to my
litro broader en to my er to
made en to md mom en to my
Lubella Cruz Hernandez

Dear Santa,
What I won't for chistmas is a
princess doll and a C.D. player
and a princess castle with all the
staff that goes with ;it. And
what I won't most is a game boy
with one princess game. and a
princess bubble bath and one
princess toy and a prinses book
and babby alive, and that what
I won't to get for chistmas. And
I been good for you santa.
Kaitlin Stewart

Dear Santa,
Merry christmas! Have a good
flight giving presents I would
like a X-box 360, play station
3, nintendo 64, candy, game-
cube, X-box, play station 2,
plqystation, 4 wheeler, have a
good flight. From Pete.
Pete DeLuna

Dear Santa,
Merry chrismas! I want a bike
to ride to school I want games
for Nintendo DS. I want my own
pool. I'm going on a filed trip. I
want oa picture of santa. I want
a scooter. I want a swingset and
I want Kswiss. and clothes.
Have a safe flight and thank you
for gifts.
... ,, Selena Perez
L~~~r ., ,.

Dear .San.ta,.
Merry Christmas! Hi my name

is Briseyaa. I would like you TO
bring me a new bike and a new
mp3 player. I want an i dog and
a game boy and some new
clothes, ,and a computer. And
last i want a trampoline.
Briseyda Molinero

Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas how are you
Santa? Do you'know wat I wont?
I wont a laptop, and a ipod and
a 4 wheeler for Christmas please
Johnny Murillo

Dear Santa,
Merry Chistmas. how was your
day delivering presents? I would
like mp3 player, a Ipod a Xbox
a bike a birt bike and a move.
Cesar Bravo

bear Santa,
I want a sleigh next I wish I
had a Xbox 360, a dirt bike, a
motorcycle, and then I want
computers and some computer
games also remote-cotrol cars
and remoe-control boats.
Fernando Nunez
bear Santa,
I want an ipod, next I want an
xbox 360, and a 4 wheeler.
Then a computer and motorcycle
games, D.S., and a bike.
Ezequiel Torres

Dear Santa,
I want an XBox 360. If I
could decorate a tree anyway I
could I would put lights on it.
Valentin Dejesus
Dear Santa,
I want a bike, a easyback,
Baby Bratz, clothes, shoes,
ring,a necklace, Betty Boo Bed
spread and a Betty Boo, star
shaped, Bratz, for ever
Diamond. I hope you have a nice
flight! Ho Ho Ho! and thank you
for the gifts and Merry
Savonte Williams

Dear Santa,
I want a 4-wheeler, a x-box
360, gameboy, Nintendo Ds and
4-wheeler toy, dirt bik toy,
Mp3 player, books delivering
presents and a bike and a rimot
Jose Tapia-Guerrero

Dear Santa C,
Hi I am Vanessa I want a
present for christmas. I want a
pritty presnet if it is pritty
thank you so much for giving me
a present you are so nice I wish
that you gave me presents every
time becuase you are so nice.
am so happy chistm brace ii
coming and I am going to put d
christmas tree up in my house'
and I am going to put some pre-l
sens from yoou under my tree3j
Hello santa close Dear Santa clo0
Vanessa Rodriguez



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Dear Santa,
I would like you to come to my
home and give me a game cube
and a ring. I got one thing for
you santa. Happy merry christ-

Dear Santa,
I want a phone, Bratz doll,
furry doll, red lip stick. I want
my mom and dad to have 1,000
millim dollars. I want a princess
toy for Christmas too. I want a
oame boy for Christmas too. I
Want a Britz book and Britz
pilow for Christmas too. I want
-jhamer for Chrismas to. I want
Ipony horse for Christmas too.
2 want a clock for Christmas. I
pant a white boad fro Christmas
>o. I want to say Merry
ithristmas to all av you today.
Sarah Marie Torres

ear Santa,
I want a Bratz baby. And I
so want a barbie jeep. And
en I want a micro phone with
piano. I want a baby kitten
ith a princess pillow. And I
want a princess movie too. The
last thing' I want is a my little
pony horse.
Dear Santa,
I want a Bratz bike. I want a
iBratz Baby. Bratz movie, a
'Bratz Blanket with a Bratz
Pillow, a Bratz phone, and a
;Bratz Scooter, the Bratz
'Sleeping bag Bratz shove.

bDear Santa,
For Chrismas I want a Princess
PGenieve and I want Princess
Lacy and I want Princess Lacy
and I want Princess Vanessa and
The movie magic of the Rainbow,
"and a princess Book and I want
a Princess Ball, and a Princess
Pillow and a Princess Blanket and
Princess catching and a Princess
|movie and a Princess cowch and
Princess dress and a Princess
iJaket and Princess game and
!Princess dolls.

Dear Santa,
,. For christmas I want princess
genieve and I want princess
lacey and I want princess
Vanessa. I want two balls. One
,for me and one for my sister. I
,want a princess movie, and a
princess doll, and and I want a
princess pillow, and a princess
book. and the Mermaid book.

!bear Santa,
' I want a Bratz Bike. I want a
'baby Bratz. I would like to get
o real phone. I. want a game
'boy. I want a song.
,bear Santa,
I been having good grades in
*school. I want a Gameboy and a
Game cube and a Teddy Bear. I
want a bike and a real phone. I
want a skateboard and a hot-

Dear Santa,
Could you give me a
phone and a piano and di
make a song and win a ti

Dear Santa,
What I Want for Chris
a bike so I could go fast
road. And I could keep
next Christmas. I want
wheeler so I could go in t
and get muddy.

Dear Santa,
Could you give me
Statoin 3 on Christmas?
I've been good. I read
to my brother.

Dear Santa,
I would like a lapt
Christmas Please. I would
dirt bike for Christmas.
like some clothes for Chr
I would like my family
happy on Christmas Eve.

Dear Santa,
What I want for Chris
a iPod so I Play with it
way to Michieah

Dear Santa,
I want a TV and nei
troller. I know I haven'
good but please I'll be
Please bring me a present

Dear Santa,
I want a Bratz Bil
clothes and a Barbie and
a blanket of Brazs and I
princess castle in I want

Dear Santa Claus,
I like you because you
toys and games I want
and shoes for Christmas.

bear Santa.

, How are you doing? How is
Mrs. Claus doing? I want a
Nintendo For Christmas. How is
Rudolph doing? I really want to
see your elves!

Dear Santa,
I want to ask You something,
how are you doing? how are your
reindeers doing? I want to tell
you what I want for Chrismas. I
want a toy horse for Chrismdas.
Also how is Rudolph doing. How
is your wife Mrs. Clus doing. I
biliv in you Santa. I have been a
good girl. P.S. I also want a
cowgirl barbie.
Luz Martinez

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Dear Santa,
How are your reindeers? Is
Mrs. Claus doing good? I've been
a good girl this year. I want a
dollhouse for christmas. I want
to see your elfs. Rudolph is my
favorite reindeer of all. Does
Mrs. claus make cookies for
christmas? Do you go all over
the world in one night? hope you
have a good Christmas.

nru for my Dear Santa,
mom and i What i whant for christmas is
wont fier a go cart and A Play station 3
wish you a and a Vidio camera i would like
to see one of your elf and i
Alevandro would like a exdox 360.
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folph? I've how are you I gust wanted to
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doing? Is let you no that I wood like to
pole? have a Playstation III. And I
Love, wood like some games for my
Pedro H Nintedo For Christmas. I wood
like a new car for my mom. And
I will really like to see an elf.
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Ars. Claus. I will like to see one of your
elves and one of your riandeers
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Destiny sleigh and I've wont a DiJnl
camera so I can tank painchers
of my baby sister I have ben a
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with it. Dear Santa,
Love How are you are you doing
Ar. Floyd. good is Miss Claus doing good
to? How are you're reindeer's and
elves doing. good do you feed
I was a them lot's of food. I won't
term's and makeup and sliper's. I won't
When it is Boot's and a Jacket. I wish this
Nntendo christmas will be perfict and I
4 for my wish for lots of presents.
ndeer are Love,
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stmas did

Jeamiah Jordan Turner and

Dear Santa,
Johnny how are your deers and
Rudolph. Santa I want a
Nintendo for Christmas and a
PlayStation 3 for my gift. Santa
my bother wants a fish and a
car. My sister wants a bike to
ride one. My other sister wants
a little bike.
Thank Santa

Dear Santa,
Is it very cold in the North
pole? Santa are you coming this
year? I want a puppy. How is
Rudolph Santa? I would like to
see a elf. Thank you Santa Claus
for last years Christmas pres-
ent. I want a shove and a buck-
et for christmas. Iv'e been a
good girl this year.

Dear Santa,
How are the elves? How cold
is it at the North Pole. How
does Ruddalef's nose glow? Do
you half to change his litgh
bolb? I want 2 games and a
remot control Jeep, yugio card
set, and a movie.
Joshua Ussery

Dear Santa,
I what a little Bratz Doll and
a house for it. I what a cell
phone and a little monster truck
for my little brother. How is
Rudolph? Has Rudolph growed? I
what a set of books. Why do
you need cold? Sead me a letter
back and tell me why. I what a

computer and tranipoli

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Am I on the naugh
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Is Mrs. Clause happy,
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I Want a Trackt
remote control car
rodolpe and how is
How are you doing, S
nice to every child, y<
very nice guy.

Dear Santa,
How is your raindeers? For
Chrismas I want a playstation
two also a xbox 360 also a gold
watch also a gold nickless and a
gold braselet.
Juan Araujo

ne. bear Santa,
Love, How are you and Mrs. Clause
Caitlin and the elf's. I want a bike with
two wiles, abron new babydoll. I
want to see your reindeer's. I
want presents. I want Presents.
ity List or I want to see Rudolphe..PS Dont
s Rudolpf? forget to look for the milk and
? I want a cookies and am I on the good list
. pony, a or the naughty list? Plese Santa
imthing to Clausel
funny. Love,
Love, Elizabeth Ysasi.
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Dear Santa,
I would like to meet a elf.
*or and a Santa what did you name your
. How is reindeer? Where did you get
your wife? your clothes? For christmas I
anta? Your would like to have a my littest
our a very, pet shop toy and some shoes. Do
you have a key to my door?
Love Love,
Isis Garza Tamara Griffis

bear Santa,
I want a Playstatin for
Christmas. Are the reindeer
cold? Are you really real? My
teacher says you are real. She
still believes in you and so do I.
We believe Do you give presents
to children who are good?
Hector Celto Salgado
bear Santa, how is rudof and
Mrs. clause and the elfs.

Dear, Santa,
How are The elf and roudof
and what did you got for Miss
close? How are your reideer
how is Donor and Blitzen and
Comind and Cupid? How cold is it
up thear in the northpole? Can
you bring me a computer and
bring me PsP and MP Theree
Player? bring me a bell from
roudof tell roudof how is he
bring me a photo of you santa.
Jabon Alcoser

Dear Santa,
I want a brand new bike.
Santa, I would like for you to
bring us some snow, so we kan
bild a snowman. I want a big doll
too. Have I been a good girl?
Santa, Have a Merry Christmas.
Thank you for my presents.
Rosalba Alvarez

bear Santa,
Can I ride your reindeer? I
want a scooter. I want to take
a picture with you. How are you?
How are your reindeers? How is
Mrs. Claus?
Aniceto Estrada

Dear Santa,
Is It cold at the North Pole
Santa? I would like a ipod. I
would also like a playstatin 3. I
would like also a computer. I
would like also a bicycle with
Santiago Ramos

Dear Santa,
Have you seen Frosty? How is
all you Raindeers. Can I see
Rudolpe Pleas. hows Mrs. clause
I hope you are having fun. This
is what I whant for Crismas, can
I plese have a dog, a cat, and
swimming Pool. in Four Fish A
bike, some trucks, a tractor in a
manison for mom in dand and a
Alexis Woods

Dear Santa,
Have I been on the naughty or
nice list? Can I stay with you?
What bid you get for Mrs.
Clause for Christmas? I want a
play station 3 and a 20007
Smackbown vs. raw game., and a
monster truck., and a Hummer
3., and a cage ring.,
Malik Polk

Dear Santa,
I want something for
Christmas a bicyel, with .four
wheels and water bottle, a com-
puter. How is rudolpe doing? My
Little sisters want a bicyel, with


Fernonda Ramos

Dear Santa Claus,
SIwant to spend the night with
you. I want a psp game and a
ps3. I want 1,000 acres and my
own room. And specially my, own
tv, my own money my own jew-
elry and my own camera the
Jimmy Lane

bear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is
a labtop and a piano so, I could
play them. How is rudof and
Mrs. Clause and the elfs? What
do you feed the raindeers?
Merry Chistmas
Lydia Borjas


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bear Santa,
Do you still have. rudolph?
Take care of the sleigh. I want
a Xbox 360 and something for my
mom and bad and Sister and me.
Your friend,
Edward Rodriguez

Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer doing?
For Christmas I want a horse. I
will feed it and water it. I want
Makeup too.
Your friend,

Dear Sana,
,How are you? For Christmas. I
would like a remote contrail car,
a bord game, a new guitar and a
Xbox 60. How are your rein-
Your friend,

Dear Sata,
How are you doing at the
North pole. How are the rein-
deer doing? Are the Elves busy
working? I want new shoe's and
new socks and a new Christmas
Your friend,
Peter Yang

bear Santa,
How are you doing? How are
the reindeer? I want a XBox
360 Santa. Santa pies give my
sister something. I want new
shoos for Christmas. I want new
socks for Christmas. I want sum
pants and tee sherts for
Your Friend,
Hector Torres

Dear Santa,
How are you? Are you and
your reindeer ok too? How is
Mrs. Santa? I can not wait for
Christmas, even if we are not
going to have Christmas pres-
ents. I am sad but I am ok now.
Lets talk more about you. How
old are you? I am 8 years old.
Santa Claus I would give you
something, but I donot have
muny. What would you want if
you were a kid? I have and idea.
I can give you a hug. Tell Mrs.
Santa tht I said hello. I got to
go. Good luck giving out pres-
ents. I want a puppy for
Christmas. Good bye.
Your friend,
Dayana Villagran

Dear Santa,
How are you doing and how is
Rudolph doing? Did you know
Christmas Eeve is my favorite
holiday? For Christmas I want a
Storm Luancher.
Your friend,
Jacob Lazo

Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer? By the
way how is Rudolph? Does his
nose still shine? This is what I
want for Christmas. I want a
horse because they are pretty
and sweet. I can ride it every-
day. I will even take care of it.
I well even feed it and water it.
You friend,
Ellen Bivens

bear Santa,
How are your reindeer? I
wonder what they look like? I
would like to ride one. I wonder
what your elves look like. Are
they really funny? This Christ-
mas I want a dog.
Your friend,
Jamee Keller

bear Santa,
How is your wife and you? Are
your reindeer fine? Espicaly the
special reindeer Rudolph the red
nose reindeer. Is he fine?
Your freind,
Luis Salgado

Dear Santa,
How are you're reindeer?
Santa I want a Xbox 360, a
remote control car, a horse, a
bike, bird and a wolf. Merry
Your friend,
Luciano Villafranca

Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer? Santa
Claus are they fine and what do
they eat? I want an Xbox 360
for Chrismas. I want a new bike.
I want new shoes and I want a
Your friend,
Jose-Enrique Villegas

Dear Santa,
How are you? Santa Claus can
you come to Zolfo Springs
School? How are your reindeer?
I know where you live? I hope
you come to school for
Christmas. I want a horse and a
bear for Christmas.
Your friend,
Maria Carranca

Dear Santa,
bo you have Rudolph? Take
care of yourself. I want a Game
Boy for Christmas. Thank you
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
What are your reindeers
name? How do you make the
toys? I want a fishing 'pole, a
Game Boy case, a Game Cube
with lots of games, games for
my GamBoy, a CD player, a
remote control car, a big, water
gun and last a swimming pool. And
thts all I want for Christmas.
Oh and 2 car packs of ten..
Your friend,
Jose Zuniga

Dear Santa Claus,
How is Rudolph? Is it cold at
the North Pole? For Christmas I
wantagame for my ps2. It is
called Maddan NFL 2007.
Your freind,
Christian J.

Dear Santa,
I wish you could come see us.
II want to see .Rudolph because
he has a pretty nose that lights
up. I want to see your other
reindeer. I want to see you
Santa Claus because you give us
presents for Christmas because
it's a holiday.
Your friend,

bear Sata,

How are you sant and the
elves and the reinbeers doing?
All I wont for chrismise is my
tow front teeth so my perints
will stop calling me snagle tuthe
and gap faze. I want
skateshouse and a scooter and
scate boad and teetherball and
a four wheeler cause it is so
fast and so cool and so high
above the ground.

Dear Santa,
How is all your reindeer? How
is Mrs. clause? One thing I want
for Christmas is a nitendo DS. I
want a DS because one of my
frenind have one. and she let me
play it was fun. The second
thing I want is the dog that licks
you and water comes out. I want
that because my dad won't let
me get a inside dog. The third
thing I want is some books to
read. I want some books so I
can learn more.

Dear Santa,
How is Mis Santa and the
raiders? I want a DS and a lots
of games. I also want a game-
boy and a lots of games. Id do
want a BRATS and a pol and a
lots of pant.Stuf pets and a
kitchen for my sisters and a
dime ring for my mom and a new
car for my dad. A skateboard
for my causen and a skteboard
for my other cousin and a cupotr
for my cousin.

Dear Santa,
How is the reindeerr doing?
How is Mrs. santa doing? I want
a bike because my old bike broke
and so I want a new bike for
christmas and will you brang a
play stashon four and I hope you
see the coocies and enjoy the
coocies. I hop you bring some
dry eraser marker for Mrs.
S love,

Dear Sana, .
How are the elves and rein-
deers doing? One thing I want
for Crismas is my to frotit teeth
so my parents will stop, calling
me snagle tooth. I want b talk-
ing Brats doll it looks fun' and I
want to cheeck it out. I want a
scooter to ride. Iwant a
Jackrusle puppy and some cloths
and food, water and toy for my
puppy because my puppy ran
away and I want a cat tjeu'are
spft amd cutley and so cute.,,

Dear Santa, ,
How are the elves and rein-
deers doing? One thing that I
want for Christmas is a pair of
shoes because the ones that I
have are turning ugly. The other
thing that I want for Christmas
is two barbie dolls so I could
play with my siste and I want a
barbie house to go with it to.
The other thing that I want for
Christmas, is a bike so it wont be
boring anymore.

bear Santa,
How are the randes. doing?
How are you doing and Mis.
Clas? How are the elfs doing?
Cood you tel the elfs to make me
a robot and a Plane? Tel roodof
I sed hi. How are you doowind?
I hope your doowing good.

bear Santa, ',,"
How is Mrs. clause doing? One
thing I'd like for christmas
would be a fourweeler because I
like to ride on fourweelers
because I rode my cousons four
weeler. A another thing I would
like for christmas is a cage
about two feet long and four
feet high because I want to .Put
something in it. And the last
thing I want for christmas is a
65$ dollar chamillon to put in my
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Dear Santa,
How are the elves,
reindeer doing? The thin
for Christmas is a Play
3, a MP3 player, a d
that will not brake in
Santa 'can you please
them things, and add a
DVD player, a phone, C
can you please get a cor
skate board for Christ
you pleas got me all tha
And I want a pool un
tree, and I bet the e
working hard hah!

Dear Santa,
How is everybody do
thing I want for Christ
Bratz spring brack. I
Bratz spring brack be
want to play with my sit
her Bratz. The second
want is a 'julry box. Th
I want a julry box is b
can" put.my julry in their
I can't loose them.'

Dear Santa,
How is everybody, do
Christmas I want a.talki
because They talk" and
thing I want for Christ
telphone.so I .can talk
want a, puppy. so Ican F
it and two Bratz Doll
play with them.

Dear Santa,
How are you What I \
under the tree is a MP3
a, new, Horse, evenchr
Furril friend Horse. I al
Labtop I: was wondrin
khood see you for the ft
I also wont a Playstashe

Dear Santa,
S.How are you doing? I
today at the lunch room
gave. me a candy cane. I,
Xbox 360 and a remo
m9pter cicle. I want to
agen. I want my brother
you but he cant he is s
not feeling well and he i:

Diea'r Santa,
IHowHis all your reindeer
Are they doing bad o
-One thing I want for c
is a 'tether ball becau:
beat alot of pepole at
because it is a picece
you just hit the ball.
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want a scooter. How o
How' are yiu'i elf's? I
you're deer's? Iwant a blc
I 'also would like so
clothes Just to where.
cowboy hat go good with
clothes. And I would like
bourd I would like a play
2 'arid a Xbox 360 and
boy and a psp with some
and I also want a ipod.

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Dear Sant
How is Mrs. Clause doing? One
thing I want for Christmas is a
rollback that is pink because I
can put my stuff in my rollback.
Also a barbe dollhouse so I can
play with it. I want a Brats
Pillow so I can put my head on
it. A book to so I read it.
Mary Macedo-Hernandez

ilves are Dear Santa,
How are you doing? The one
Love, thing I want for chrismas is a
Brerinick swing set so I can swing on it I
aways wanted a swing set. A
Pollyboat so my Polly can get on
6ing? one it. It coast a lot of mony like 50'
mas is a Dollers. Also puppy so I can play
wan ta with it after I do my home
cause I work. A sooter so I can ride it
ster with at home our side walk.
thing I Love
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because I
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play with
so I can
fany piea
Dear Santo,
.* My name is Sebastian Juarez.
wood like Santa is the North Pole .cold or
i player, hot? If the elves hep you
Game, a because I want to help you. But
Iso won a Santa we want gifs for
ng if I Christmas. My friend Cody
rst time? wants a GameBoy for Chistmas.
en 3. Cristian wants pokemon Game.
Love, Also give Gifs to Z.S.E. I wants
Jamie a Foot ball that hays Cowboys on
it. My Sisther wants a brdzs
seen you dolly. My Dad and Mom wants a
and you big Cars. Sebastian Juarez
want an
kn chrol
see you
r to see bear Santa,
ick he is My name is Javier, Is the
s in bed. weather at the North Pole cold?
'Love, Iis Mrs. Claus your wife? I
Coty would like art things and a
Christmas coloring books, for
SChristmas. Are Rudolph,
er doing? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon,
r: Good? Comet, Cupid, Donner, and
christmas Blitzen all right? Are the elves
se I can all right too? Your the best
tht game friend I ever had in my life. I
of cake am going to bake you some
Christmas cookies and I am
Love, going to give you Milk'to.
Lvs e thank you,
Javier Miguel
stmas is Dear Santa,
nd I do My name is Edgar. Is the
are you? North Pole cold and snowing?
How are Santa are elves making toys?
ack bike. Santa Is your deers named
me new Rudolph, Dasher, cancer,
A new prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid,
i my new Donner, Blilzen. I want. some
a scat- thing. I want an Xbox and a Ds
rstashion for me. Something for my rmom
a 'game- too. she wants a beautiful ring.
e games, For my dad he wants a neckles
S for my baby sister.
Love, Thank you,
sergio Edgar

bear Santa,
My name is Harley. How is tle
weather out there? Cold or Hot?
Does it snow out there? All I
want for Christmas is 3 things?
I want my daddy, I want a baly
horse and I want cowgirl sutf
for Christmas. Have a nice
Christmas Eve.
Your Florida Friend,
Harley Cheyenne Bishop

Dear Santa,
My name is Geronimo
Vizarraga I would like to ask you
some questions like how t
North Pole How is' Rudolph,
Dasher, Dancer, Praner, Vixon
Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitiz
I would like to get clothes f
Christmas from Amircanegle ar
from holester and from erow2
postow. Also new shoes.
From Your ZSE Frindc,
Geronimo Vizarraga

Dear Santa,
My name. is Daisy Chapa .,
want a pool for Chistmas. I'm
goingget something for my sister
a princess baby doll fdr
Chistmas. Thank you, Santa fM
the candycane you gave us.
Your Friend,
Daisy Cha6

Dear Santa, I
My name is Mydalis it looks
likethe North Pole is very cool.
How is Mrs. Claus? In the North
Pole is it cold Do you ride
sleigh? I like Christmas because,
we give presents. My mom wants
a makercake. My did likes tool
to fix allthe stuff we break. Mf
little brother would like trains. I
would like a bike and a nicklace!
Your Florida Friend,

Dear Santa,
My name is ChaLor. How is
Rudolph, Dasher, Dbancer,
Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupic,
Donner and Blitzen. How are the
elves? Can you buy me a PSP2
and a toy car Santa. My mom
wants a car and a dirt bike. My
brother want an Xbox 360 and a
morterbike. My dad wants a
Hand and a tool boxs.
Your Florida Friend,

Dear Santa, )
My name is Tomas Suarez.. is
There snow weather, also toy
makers, and reindeers. Rudolph
and elves at north Pole? For
chrismas my brother would like a
Scoo-be-do game. My Dad
would lik a new DVD player. My
Mom would like a five foot
Dolfin. My gramal will like a
three foot TV. and For me, a
i, You "Florida Friend
Tomas Suarez

Dear Santa,
My name is Cameron Burnett
What I want for Chistmas Iis
some roller skates. My momn
wants a new dishwasher but we
have to wait another week. I
want to ride on your sleigh and
to the North Pole. I would lik to
pet Rudolph. I do really want a
new bike. I have to ride my sis-
ters old bike.
Your freind,
Cameron Burnett..

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Dear Santa,
My name is Cody
would like to know whe
and your elves? I wa
blanket and a orange
If I be good I can

ear Santa,
t My. name is Augustine. How is
it in the North pole? Do you
, ave Rodolphthe red noise rain-
geer? I Know 2 Chrismas songs.
For Chrismas I want Healies. My
mom wants pearls. My dad wants
ipe to be a foot ball player.
perry Chrismas Santa
Thank you,
Augustine Morales

, Aear Sant
My name is mayrany. how is
'he weather in north Pole. Is it
,old you have toy makers or
elves. Do you have a sledon and
Iudolph, Dash Dane Porancer
and Vax. I wont for Chrismas a
little mowse and for my mom a
e your florida friend Z.S.E.
mayrany jaimess

$ear Santa,
. My name is Summer I would
jke a toy reindeer. I would like
q toy marker. Do you have a
Sled or some elvs? I would like a
rampalean a pool to. Do you live
in the nothpole?
Your Frind
Summer Ackley
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Dear Santa
Cumbee. I I wish for 20 Game boys. I
ere you live wish for 30 Game boy for my
ant a puppy brother. I wish for barbies for
back pack. My little Sitster. Santa you are
get those nice and I wish I could .t your
raindee. I like reindeer. Have a
your frend good day in your home. The End
Cody I Love you Santa.

Dear santa,
My name is Alex Rodriguez Is
the North Pole a cave? Is
Rudolph your goodiest reindeer?
Do the elves make the toys Do
you drive the sleigh? D you have
7 reindeer? Are they names
Rudolph Dasher Dancer Prancer
vixon Comet Cupid Donner
Blitzen. Toy make make the toy
fight and I would like a play
station 2 for Christmas Also a
game boy marko
thank you
Alex Rodriguez
Dear Santa,
My name is Juan. I want to
know if it is cold in Noth Pole
could you bing me spidermans
toys and Batman toys. For my
mom bring her platse. My little
brother could you bring hm a
Little car and truks.
Your Z.S.E. Frind,
Juan Lazaro

Dear Santa,
My name is Devin Tucker
What is the weather like? howis
your riandeer? I want for
chrastmas a radio. Get my step
bDady a Shotgun. Get my momy a
Fabio. Get Lana a Toy Shotgun.
Get collen moons and Get me
moons and.
Thank You,
Devin Tucker

Hlltop Elementary

Dear Sant,
I wish I hado a trampoline and
~9 swimming pool. But the best
"thing that I have is a nice
teacher. The best thing ever is
p:;he is. my mom. She is very nice
tjo me. She is the best. And I
really. And I Love hre.

i, pear's Seta,
I want a Brat boll and a
Babay a live. Coleton wants a
xbox and a godtre and a now
.Bed for his room. My Momma
iwots to get merdey to Roy and
my Momma and my Momma will
be Happy. My brasr wots a now
,puppy. -My sitr wots a ipod and
contacs and 3 regs and ereregs.
SMakayla wots OKimak to cume
Back My Daddy wats a gun and
Big howes so He can lete us
Splay. My Geggey wots a new
necklis and some new pere fo
'tirs for hre.trafe. My Nanna
5Lowis wots priss some clows for
priss and some show for her and
some new enerige.
Haylee Albritton
Dear, Santa
; What I want for chrismois is
'a Jolry Box. And a Brats lamp.

Dear Santa,
I Love your song's but the
best song I like is "oh you bet-
ter wach out you better not cry
you better not shout I'm telling
you why santaclouse is coming
totown he's making a list check-
ing it twice he's gonna find out
who's naughty or nice santa-
clouse is coming to town he
know's when you are sleep he
knows ,when your a wake he
know's when you are bad or good
so be good for good ness sake."
See how tht teaches us to be
good and not naughty. That's
why I Love that song.
To: Santaclouse
From: Kailee Olmos

Dear Santa,
For christmas I want a tram-
poling 1 gameboy, p.s.p. and a
smackdown toy. One more thing
is that I want a playstashen 2.
Thank you Santa. I like you
cause you are nice.
From: Ignacio
To: Santa
bear Santa,
For christmas I want a game-
boy Advance S.p so when I go
walking I can- play all the games
I have. The other thing I want
for christmas is a bike so when
I go to school I don't have to
walk. That is all want for
Omar Torres
bear Santa,
I would like a girl bike and a
little girl bike for' my sister..I
would like a new game boy
Because mine is broken. Also a
kid size lazy boy chair. Me and
my sister will make some cookies
for you. Merry Christmas
Alexis gagnon

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bear Santa,
I wish everybody could see you
and even your reindeer's. I wish
we could see your costume. I
wish we could go to the North
Pole to see your house. I want
to see your slay. I want to see
inside your slay.
Vanessa D.

bear Santa clause,
What I want for christmas is
a new bike. I want a bratz for-
ever diamond. I wnat a new
pajamas. I want a puppy that
has a clock in the coller. I want
a gameboy.
To santa clause
From Julia

Dear Santa,
What I want is a game boy,
x-box and a brat game with the
game boy and the x-box, baby
doll, brat baby set, barbie bed,
puzzle, diamond ring, bike, some
kichen stuff for my mom.

Dear Santa Clause,
I want a Nurf long shot ship-
per. I want a Braz forever
dimins. I want a pocketrocket.
Your Best friend
Mary Sinclair
Merry Cristmas

Dear Santa,
I wish for a X-box 360. Also
another game doy game. Then I
would like a piar of chaps:. I
would like a new belt and a new
belt backle.

Santa, This is what I like you
to bring me For christmas. Is a
baby, Also a pricessa polly. a
little mermaid toy, a prices
atalb, a prices pinele, A ricess
crowbox, and a prices luchbox.
Vanessa Ortiz
Dear Santa,
can you bring me a yoy and
can you fix My bike and My
Playstashen and for mor thing
can you bring mea litinglMaQeing
cors and a box with to guns and
soopar man cuputer otey at
Rusin riles one mor thing. Can
you bring me a box us. Pawar
rdychars. Thas ,it santa thas all
The End.
bear Santa,
I wat a game like soldiers. I
lik game. I wat a new ontroller
for my game. I like all kibs of

thank you,
Erick Estrada

bear Mr: Santa Clause
I want 200 Bratz for me and
my sister pleas bring Me and
Haylee and my sisters. Bratz
bring my mom a phone and my
dad a phone.
Dear Santa
I would like you to bring my
family like cloths and ..- my lit-
tle sister toy for me a game
from Rogelio
to Santa

Dear Santa
I wish for 10 gams boy
for a Mede car. I wish
XBox 360 games I wish
car I wish for a conchrol


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for a
for a

Dear Santa,
I want a car to drive my baby
brother in I also want some
clouths and I want some beauti-
ful cpk clouths because I all
ready have cpk dall I want a new
beautiful purse for my mom and
I want some new clouths for my
dad mom sister and brother and
shoes for them because they are
specila to me and I want to give
my Grandma a purse and I want
to give my Grandpa some work-
ing clouths because he goes out-
side and work out there and he
also feeds his pigs and I Love
you Santa goodby santa.
sincerely Yours,
by Agigail Castaneda

Dear Santa,
Raul's christmas letter
we need new clothes and new
shoes and I want new toy's and
a CD player I want a new TV and
a new Jornal and a new calinder
I mostly want shoes with wheels
in the back. Thank you and have
a mary chistmas.
Dear, Santao
Im going to ask/ can I get a
robbt and a now Dog and hog.
that is all

Dear Santa,
I want a new puppy for christ-
mas I'been goob girl Santa do
you want cookies and milk. I
knew you have working hard and
knew you are tird and after the
24th you can rest. I like you to
bring me a new house for my
nana. I like you to bring a new
tv for my brother.
makayla Dickey

Dear Santa,
This is what
christmas I wan
cabbage patch
gameboy and a

t I want for
t a bike and a
baby and a
camera and a
Pricilla cisneros

Dera Santa,
this letter is about what I
what for chrismas all I what is
a Bella Dance a rella pop star
studio and a babbydoll and
stroller and also a yarn craft
set and a doodle bear. Thank
you and merry chrismas.
Esmeralda cisneros

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy one
thing i woule like For christmas
is a golF cart thank you santa
for bring my golFcart
ps love

Dear Santa,
for chrismas I want a sonic
heroic game and some crocs and
basketball game and a ani-Movie
and a spider man game and a
game boy and some Helys and a
super man game and some
clothes and some cleats and a
baseball game and a super
marieo game and a psp.
Jasan Alamia

Dear Santa Clause,
I wish I can have a four-
wheeler and a puppy. Also I wish
I can have a bike alot of good
books chapter ones' and no
chapter and noFictionand fiction.
And a playstation. I will like to
have a Biger room. I will like to
have a new tv and Phone and

Dear Santa,
I would like something for me
and my Brother cause my dad
got injuld from his job so that's
why should to help my family
write bake PS. Deare hope you
revive this lette frame fome me
We need clothes for my little
sister that is Berel Born

Dear Santa,
I wan't lots of rowilers So i
cood hav fun with thim so i bon't
git boring.
Javier Rojas

Dear Santa,
fore christmas I just I want
every one to be good in my class
Santa Please do that for me.
Jeffrey Porker

Dear Santa Clause,
I want a iPod for chrstmas I
like to dilod songs like Tight its
christmas in my hart..
Danielle ZuniGA

bear Santa,
I want a swimming pool. for
Spring win it comes and a very
spshle thing that you want to
give me.

Dear Santa,
I would like a toy car. I would
like clothes and -shoes. Also, I
would like some money and Some,
new video games.
See You Later,
Jacob E

Dear Santa,
I want A binder my littel Pet
shop AnD The ones is Littel pet
,shops that welgel their heds the
cheer leader outfit size 8 the
cheerleading outPeet has muvy
to cheer with the' Binder I want
Mack Sher their are flowers and
Buterflys and I want a FurBy to
Anb I want a hours
Thank you Verry
much see you
on Cristmas One
more thing A go-cart

Dear Santa
What I want for Christmas is
a ps2 or a meny bike.
Alex Sconyers


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bear Santa,
' can I please have a Game boy
sp and would like hillis and
jRemote control car and I would
like a scooter and a D.S.
Your friend,

Pear Santa,
Wut I wood like fore cresmsis
all cins of cars Toys and Sprman
Your friend,

bear Santa,
I will like a fur real pony ann
a Bike for sister Katie and a
Amring Alsing some clouths to A
little roBot to and That is all
mirey chrimiss
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
I want a bratz dall and a
teddy bear and a seamarmade
that her tail gloss in water and
anuder seamarmade but this is
diffrint when you let her goin
water she can swim by her self.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
I ,want a new Bick and radio
and 2 phone and a XBox 360 a
Play Station 3 a hillis plis will
you Christmas.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
I want a doll that is a Baby
with all the stuff and bratz with
is close.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
I pies I wont a bick and a gam
boy sp and mak sher the bick
and the gam boy is now
Your friend

bear Santa,
I wont a PSP for Crismus and
a toy trane and I hoPe I am on
the good List an cood try to tel
le and if you can't Plese write
mie a later.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
I what a bike and a basketball
and a robot and robot bog and a
game boy sp and a fishen pole
and a basketball hoop.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
Can I pleas get a game boy
color and a bike and a skooter.
Your friend,

bear Santa,
I like sant as a frined and
because he give us present and I
Want some macup so I can look
prely and I want clos to and new
shoos to and I want 7 dolers
because I want to buy sumthing
for my mom and 100 dolers so
we can get more presents so we
can get more thing and more.
stars for the cresmes tree.
Your friend,

bear Santa,
I want some hilleys and a psp
and a Bike and Brat close and
Brat Shooze and Brat toys and a
Brat Bed set and a Brat coler-
irng Book and most of all i want
my granmoll and my Mom to Fill
Your friend,
< Destiny

Dear Santa,
: what I whont for chismus is
gameboyds and Hilleys and i
want a case for my Gamedoy and
a chager and 10 game for my
Game doy and a lotes of mackup
and wele wele wele whant all the
stufe. so de thank if i get the
Your friend,
: Amonda Sanchez

Dear Santa,
Can I please have a Ds and 12
dolls and that's All.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
I want a Xbox and a xbox 360
and a Gameboy and a game cube
and play Stashinans Smackdown
vs Raw vs ecw and limo with limo
river PS Panda Stuff and Stuff

Your friend,

bear Santa Clause,
I want a four whelr And a car.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
Santa I hope I get an sp with
ruby version and dragon ballz. I
will promise you that I will help
people. I want a lorrider with
bidrdlics that I can get in it. I
please want a tony hawhunder
ground. For My Birthday I want
a computer with enter net. And
for my Sp I want a charger.
Your friend
Jose Felix

Dear Santa,
I wish to have a pet dog. And
a gameboy. And the little CD of
the gameboy. And a bike. And I
want a computer.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
Can I please have a Remote
control arrplane and a Gameboy
that all
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
I like you as a friend santa
claus, santa can I get a barbie
car with the rabio and I want
pari of cloth can I get two pants
and two shirts and shoes that
have wheels, you take them off.
I wan tthe shoes tht you don't
have to tie the color pink and
blue two paris and a green jack-
et and a talking barbie.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
I want a go kart. I want the
go kart to go 2000 miles per
hour. I think i saw you one time.
Erik rente

Dear Santa,
I want you to give me a Puppy
and I want you to give me A

scooter and a lot of Puppys I
want you to give me A lot of

Dear Santa,
I want a X-Box and the open
season the game. I want sonice
the game and I want drangon
ball Z the game. I want WWE
the sound change and open sea-
son the move to and I want Tom
and Gerry the racing move and
I want Fox mix clowde the
game. Efrain

Dear Santa,
How is the North Pole? first I
want to ask you some queshons?
Why do they call you Santa?
Where do you get all the pre-
sens? this is what I want for
Christmas. I want a bike an a
game boy and a move and new
things for school like glu and
sisrs. that is what i want for
\ Love
Rigoberto Armennta

Dear Santa,
I want all of this thing. I want
an ipod, laptop, playstain 2,
burnout 3, dragon \ballZ ten
kagicha 2, Need for speed
underground most wanted, adidas
shoe white and pink size 2, adi-
das backpack blue and red, Nike
backpack red and black, 1
moogosse bike, 1 hufty bike, 1
Next bike, and a teddy bear for
my baby sister, 2 PS2 remote,
PS2 merory card, and 1 comput-
er and 4 boobas of starbeefsor-
cak with wecos, 3 boobag of
From.Carolina LqUpez
To: Santa

Dear Santa,
I want 5 toy for christmas
and I am going to mack a lestl
bike, barbies, a car of barbies,
I want rudoff, I want prises
dress and here shoe her crown
and all more things she has.

Dear Santa,
I won't little clos for my 2
little cousins and I want a
neckeles. I also won't a Barby.
Do you have some Bunnies then
cod you give me 3 Bunnies and I
won't a Book of you and a Bell
from your renideer. I wish For a
yoyo and I wish for 2 puppies
and I won't Checkens girls and
also I little Birds toys and I
won't little Horse toys and a real
horse and real Birde just one
and I want 2 ring and this thing
and I want a 2 computer.
Love Cynthia
to Dear (Santa)

presents and the lat Thang is a
bike and a good christmas. Dear Santa,
i.romr lis. V T w d want a. bike, bratz,
'to '~r'e',-backpack, shoes, close,
-- cibuter and rinas. Haopv

bear Santa,
I want a imagine Teerex. I
also want a watch, a lego bat-
man set, Jurasstic Park toys,
Hot Wheels, sunglasses, a new
bunk bd and a captain's BB Gun.
Samuel Harbarugh

Dear Santa,
I would like for christmas a
ball for my little baby brother.
His name is Diego belarosa, I
also would like a bike for christ-
mas. I also would like a Jack in
a box for christmas. I also
would like a wagon so I can put
my little baby brother in it as
he grows.
Arianna belarosa
to, Sata clase'

Dear Santa,
I hope you come for christmis.
I want a scooter and a barbey
for chrismis. good biy santa.
Destiny Garza

bear Santa,
I want a DS and a PSP for the
DS. I want San Andre for the
PSP I want Hal03 and Xbox 360
for the Xbox 360 I want AmPt3.

christmas. Are you reuy or are
you Fake? Yes or no?,
Dear Santa,
I want two DS, one pink and
one black. I want Barbies with a
Limo. I also want two Bratz
dolls. I want a big and a little
pool. I would like a gold ring a
gold metal pen a teddy bear, a
robot, a note book a club house,
a strawberry shortcake a dog-
house and a playhouse.
Anahi Velasco

Dear Santa,
I wunt you santa to bring me
a present I well be a gameboy the
game drangin-ball-z and yu-Gi-
oh Power rangers-Mistince-
and -Mario-yoshy- and super-
man- and spider-man super-
Dog-super-bat-man Dog moves
drangin-ball-z and santa bring a
Dora my baby sistire because she
like Dora and bring a move about
super and bat-man and Power
rangers and yu-Gi-ho Supr dog
Super=bot=man dog and xbox
playstain 2 and 1

Wishiln, OU a safe aind

ko#1,lifnl folldw season.

bear Santa,
I want a skooter. and a game
boy with a game of maryo. and
a bike that I always wanted and
a cHristmas tree and some
brats. -.d a rain deer. Sant can
you place give me this things
Monica Torres Iracheta

Dear Santa,
In christmas. i wou
puppy but only if my
let me. because I h<
and a brother, and
scaed. Santa could
stuf for me? I want yc
me princess, Brats,
Barbie it has ring, bra
less, bike, scooter, s
shortcake and there
computer, shirts, pan
bike of strawberry si
Backpack that has wh
strawberry shortcake
was going to ask you c
Ho do you make your
Dear Santa,
All I want for chrisi
my family to get alone

Dear Santa,
1 book bag, 2
books, 4 close, 5 ca

dear Santa,
For Christmas I
men and king kong.
snake, more Christm

Dear Santa,
I want a four-whee
a dirt-bike. I want
360. I, want a nerve
a John Cena belt.
fqmile to be hap

ld want a
mom would
ave cusens
they are
you bring
ou to bring
cilet, nec-
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it, sandos,
hort cake,
heel it has
,. Santa I
a question.
deer fly?
noa Ramirez

Dear Santa Claus,
I want a Four Wheeler. I want
a Gocart. Thecy. for the toys.
I want A lap top I want to play
gam. Merry christmas
Jose Gomez

Dear Santa claunt, .
I want a bike for Christmas..
and I want a Barbie for;
Christmas I wish Merry
Christmas happy non yer. '
Dominga Santiego

North Wauchula Elementary i


tmas is for

BC bear Santa,
I want a bike and I want a
game boy. Can you give me a
puzule, 3 Bratz scooter and I want a lot
mra. of Bratz dolls. I want all Bratz
Love things. I love Barbie hot tub and
zmin Garcia a Barbie house and a Barbe
game boy. I want a playstation
three. Thank you Santa Claus
what seven more things I want a
Barbie dolls and a Babie bike and
a Barbie scooter. 1I wannt a
baby doll that cries and a strolle
and car set. I want some new
shoes and sock. I want a talking
doll, I want heelys
Kalisa Outley

Dear Santa,
I hope your doing well. I want
a xbox 360. I want a PS3 too.
I want a gamecube. I've been
nice not noddy. I've made all
A's. I live in Wauchula on
want army Sumner Road. I have lots and
and toy lots of friends. Will, J.T.,
as Loreneo, Joel. Please bring them
Love, a present. Mrs. Chaney has
Dalton Igo been good to. Please bring Mrs
Chaney something .too. I have
the best parents in the world.
ler. I want they deserve a present, thank
a x-boy- you for our four wheelers last
gun. I want year. thank you four giving the
I want my children aroudn the world pres-
'py. Mery ents. Remember Jesus? birth-
day on christmas.

Christian Martinez

Corde Roberts

Dear Santa,
I wont Heelys Airblade p.s.i:
Gamecube ipos cd player game'
for p.s.2 xbox 360.
Lorenzo Farias:

Dear Santa,
My name is Sayra. I am in
second grade. I waited this
year to take a picter with you.
I was trying to be good so youl
can give me presents. For chirist-i
mas I want a doll for I can playnh
The most about this year is that
I love Christmas. %.
Sayra Campos

Dear Santa,
I want some dolls and thg
Dora cash resters, New Babl
alive, Tecrbell costoom an4
Tecrbell shoes, a teddy beae
Hide-go-seek Kally, a gamebo3
Yoshi game, Polly Pocketship
The Little Mermaid doll and th|
24 inch of Bratz Dimemen Cloeyl
Easy Bake Oven the Barbie Ho-1
tub Bratz baby Yasmin doll dj
puppy crayons, paints, paints
brushs, My little Pony sweeI
walking baby, Leap Frog
Princess Barbie, Tonoy walk
horse, a thin pink backpack
Dora Fairytell envgy.
Erika Mertinez

Dear Santa,
I want a Toy play station 3'
games wrestling belt, clothes.:
New Jordan shoes, xbox 360:
games a watch.
caa s Isne-

Dear Santa,
you are the best santa in they
world. Santa puts the presents.
under your chrismas tree. Santao
is nice to everybody. Merry-:
christmas santa. Santa watches.
us from the north pole. santa-:
says ho ho ho. sants is happy
every day.
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Dear Santa,
I would like a new bike, a dirt
bike, a remote control race car,
and a horse for christmas.
Christopher Paugh

Dear Santa,
I have been very good. I have
been waiting all year for you to
come to my house. I would like a
rocket fishing rod. Also I would
like aplaystation 2, and a Fusion
scooter. I have 1 brother and 4
cousins who all live with me and
my mom and dad please bring
them a toy also. Also my mom a
stove and ring and a car. Also
give my dad a monster truck and
a hunting gun. See you later.
Clayton Presfridge

Dear Santa,
My Name is Cheyenne Pratt. I
go to N.W.E. School I'am in 2
grade. I've been good this year.
I would like a special christmas
for my family and friends and,
my woundfull Teacher. I would
like Santa to Bring me some
roller skates. I hope charity
gives a lot of toy's for boy's and
girl's who don't get any -toy's. I
go to church in Gardner. They
learn us to be kind and love
everyone have a many woundfull
christmas this year and a happy
new year. God Bless you all.
Santa's little helper,
Cheyenne Pratt

Dear Santa,
How are you? I Love you
santa. Please I Want a rell com-
puter for christmas. I want
some boots size 1. I want pink
bike. I Want a new book g. I
want a poole. Thank you Santa.
EStefania Gomez

Dear Santa,
Is it cold at the North Pole?
I have been a good boy this
year. I work hard at school.
Please bring me an xbox and a
psp game. I would like a new
bike too. I want a remote con-
trol car. Have a good trip.
From your friend,
Gloigens Metayer

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. How
is your rdnder? I wonder if you
are going to bring me any big
toys? I am going to do something
difrent for you.
Brandon Young

Dear Santa,
I want Yu-Gi-Oh cards for
christmas. Santa this wish is for
everyone, I wish everyone had a
mom and dad and no more wars.
I wish everyone has a home a
lots of food and clean water and
cloths and toys. I wish every-
ones' parents cared about every
child. I wish my family had a
house because we're squooshed
and tired of inspectshins. I wish
I had a Nintendo D.S. and ten-
ishoes for mom for christmas. I
want a transformer and all the
movies of Power Rangers. I
wish the whole family had some
money. I want Ben the omdethix
and 2 more Nintendo D.S. and 5
games and a xbox 360.
Agustin Morales
; Dear Santa,
I want a Gameboy and a Bratz
sleepover doll and erasers and a
bed room and shoes that are
names heelys. I want a cards
and ring and a pink helmet and
a pink glove that you catch and
: nintido Ds and a glove that you
2 put on your hand and a rolling
Sbookback and a Bratz pillow and
a cover that shows Bratz on it.
Litzy Vargas
SDear Santa,
I want an xbox 360 and 3
games for the xbox 360 and 3
Sibling blings and 2 movies one of
southpark and one of family guy
and a white psps and 2 games
for the psp and 3 games for the
!playstation 2 one game of
* wrestling that is called ism
. smackdown vs raw 2007 and a
another r that is called smackdown

* vs raw 2006 and another that is
;: called destroy all humans 2 and
a soccer ball and 2 movies of
Spongebob sqarepants and 2
movies of wrestling and 2 toys
-of power rangers and a telivisoin
of spongebob and a toy robot
: that is called roboraptor and 1
puzzle of the power rangers and
4 little packs of yu-gi-oh and a
move that is called ice age the
Rodrigo Mendieta

Dear Santa,
Santa, how are you? I've been
a good boy. Please bring a pool
table. Please bring a spy video
car. Please bring a shell shock-
er. Please bring a jumper. Please
bring a water slide. Please bring
a boat.
Clay Hawk

bear Santa,
I would like some dolls a
Barbie. And for miss Demmer's
birthday I some roses For her.
And for my mom a bony suit for
the beach. And some clothes for
my dolls, and some clothes.
Please santa clause can you rbing
me boots or tenashoes. I love
you sant clause because you
bring me present's in chritmas
and take care of you. by, by

Dear Santa,
GOOD THIS YEAR.. You may not
think that but I am trying hard
at school. I got As and Bs on my
report card and I went from an
N to, an S in handwriting. Ms
Demmer needs a color printer'
and an overhead screen. Please
get my mom a brand new golden
ring and my -dad a new gun and a
scope to go on it and make it so
he doesn't have to work to
where he could go to Georgia.
.And make it to where we can
meet the president when we go
to Washington DC.
Thank You,
Gannon Watson

Dear Santa,
I wunt clos and a toy and a
clos fome santa a dress from
santa and a motrcle and yor hat
from santa and sum shus.
Diana Candelario'

bear Santa,
I want a xbox and xbox 360
and a dirt bike and a nuw bike a
rurger 22 rifel and a 22 pistel
and a berel.
Dear Santa,
I want a storm launcher and a
wrestling ring with wrestlers. I
want Batista Ray Misterio
wrestlers and the Undertiger
and Kane wrestlers. I want a
Xbos 360, xbox 360 games I
want a TV for my room. I want
to see my uncle Any who is home
from Iraq. He is in the army.
Tell Mrs Claus hil I want my
broken arm all better. I want,
everybody to have a nice
Christmas. I want a toy General
Lee. I want all. A's on my report
card. I want my cast off. Want
mother nature to be healthy. I
want everybody to stop fighting
in wars. I want a new remote
control Red truck.
Drew Mimbs

Dear Santa,
My name is Marisa Gonzalez. I-
am very exited about christmas.
My mom said that you can see
when kids are being Good. You
can see when kids are being
Dear Santa my brithday is
after chistmas. I have been a
good helper to my Mom. I have
help her take care of my sister
and brother. I help my Mom
water the garden. Sometimes I
help my mom wash the dishes
Dear Santa this chistmas I
wish you can bring me a doll with
a stroller. I also want a big
dollhouse. I will shar the toys
with my sister and brother.
Marisa Gonzales

Dear Santa,
I would like to have a Gameboy,
yugi o cards, superman toy, 4
wheeler, spiderman toy

Dear Santa,

This year I think for the most
part I have worked hard in
school and behaved. If you can
I would like Star Wars Legos
and a Star Wars game for my
Game cube. Also an Army tank
with soldiers from KB Toys
Store and that's all. Thank you
for being kind and giving kids all
over the world presents.
Christopher Flores

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d sister

Dear Santa,
for christmas I want bran new
jeans, shirt, and shoes. I would
also like for christmas a new
spectacular CD player with lots
of christmas discs such as
Rudolph the red nose reindeer. I
woul also like a perfect christ-
mas movie such as "Frosty the
snowman" because that movie
make me feel speical, and makes
me think I am speical.
Your friend
Lusero Salgado

Dear Santa,
claus for chistmas I want a tv
and I want a DVD in my room I
think I am a good boy because I
got good grad on my reportcard
and I know you see me wen I
write my Letters and don't let
me lie I know you are going to
be busy but we are going to have
a good chistmas day one more
thing and I want a xbox360 and
a backpack and some games for
the xbox360 thank you santa
Frdncisco Vargas
JVW iso ras

Dear Santa,
.I want a little bike
Demmer she is the best 1
she like monkeys and I w
car it have a doll it hav
dress and shirt and a ba
have cloth, long dress
cown and a big t.v. and
cable new book for my ti
Name Lousha date. De
21st, 2006. My letter ti
is santa are you nise t
kids and I hope I take a
with you on Fridy do yo
kids yes or no and 4 droti
1 siste and I have 2 God
and I want 2 puppy but I
and are you wlel and a n
for my mom. Happy,
Santa and you are th

Dear Santa,
I want a spider man
please. I aso want a Gan
want a soccer ball to. I
remot control a truck.
toy cars. I want cards t
oring book and color pent
notebook and small toys.
Dear Santa,
My -teacher Ms. D
. want's a color printer. I
stuffed bear and a jum
and a houlahoop. I want
for christmas Santa one
would like to see you. A
the truth of you is you a
ure not.
S ,, ~ ..b..... Darb

bear Santa,
I have been a very go
and big brother this yea
Christmas I would like t
an Xbox 360 with the
Tennis game, a Teen
Tower, and some
Treehouse books. I ho;
have a nice Christmas to<
Noah Va

Dear Santa,
I wont a computer so
play games and to do
work. and I want a Brat
and some other toys. I hc
can get me this things Be
was good all this year.
And a color pronter.

bear Santa,,
You are the best one to me i
want a four wilier and a dirt
bike for Christmas and a digital
Tiryase Morris

Dear Santa,
give me Bratz the make up one
and the motor cicle one give me
lote of stuff about BRatz since
i love Bratz and give Mrs.
Demmer monkey studd since she
loves monkeys santa i love you
santa stop here please. \

bear Santa,
My name is yolanda Dere
santa i hope your fine i hope
that these days are grat and
'you becus your gonna have much
work and becus your gonna have
to give much presents at my house
because one more Brother one I
hope great an u simothing to
sleep in I whant Easy Bake and
Flowers and Hot wheels and for
my brother a bed for my grand-
ma flors and my other Brother A
bal and I livin Palmito Steert
601 Whachula. Pies don't forget
me becus a percent makes us
smile. Thank u Dont forget me

Dear Santa,
you I hope Santa gevs me a
dirt bike and a four wiler and a
gogut car and my siys I hope you
come to Wauchawla and pleas
can I hav that stufe an I will be
pliet and hope you come bake I
a fuay year I will put it in the
crismiss tree and pleas read it
and one more thing I pleas give
me a game I mite give one to
you because I love you and I wish
you cane giv me a lote of things
and some playsayshon tow gams
and I will be thankful
Robert Liles

Dear Santa,
How are you? How old are
you? I am going good in school.
What I want for Xhritma is
heeleys and a new bike, motor
scooter and dirt bike.
Lawrence Walker
Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is a
car bed for my room in my new
Ricky Cruz

6Ado not Dear Santa,
now car What i want for my Holiday is
Holiday a present is a dolls bike a big
best dolls car a dolls lunch box a and
some dolls. Finge nails and a
Lousha butiful binder and then a pretty
long hair and a pretty sandals
for christmas then a red lipstick
game for my Holiday then, a pretty-
neboy I er, chair and that's all i want
want a' or my christmas and Holidays
I want to the End.
o. col- Annetude Delhomme
cils and r
Dear Santa,
Saldona I was wondering what do rein-
deer eat" oh and how are your
elf's doing? most of all how are
)emmer you a Mrs. Clause? But most of
want a all I'm doing great and how are
Ip rope your reindeer doing when they
crocks get ready for take off? This is
day I a list what I want for christmas
nd now I want a really puppy and all the
ire real dog thing's that I wished in the
van like nintindo d.s. and the
by Farr movie quest for' camelot and a
new bible, and a camo 4,10 the
gun and a nerf football.
od boy.. Love,
ar. For Laina Durrance
*o have
Table Dear Santa,
Titans I want a motorcycle that is
Magic real and a toy truck and a fish-
pe you ing pole to fish and clothes and
. a xbox 360and a Gameboy and
Love, that is all'
illetutti Rodrigo Gome
bear Santa,
I can How are you, my name is
school Maricruz, I amin 2nd grade, I
s Doll. Love to go to school, My school
ope you is called N.W.E. It is the best.
ecuse I What I want for christmas, is a
bike, a Dora oven, books, to
read to my little Brother
Gomez Domingo.

Dear Santa,
What I what for crimu xbx
ipod heelys game boy halow the
game for xbox cowboys the
football team bed set cowboy
toy moducicu cowboy sock cow-
boy boxsers and a superman
reterns sleng shot that What I
Want for crismu.
Jesse Santoyo

Dear Santa,
I was wondering how old you
are. And I wanted to know if
you could bring Me a elf. A
REAL ELF. And that's all. I want
to know how old the elf's are.
Can you tell me if you write me
back. And can you tell me how
many toy's you make for the
children. And I want to know
,what you do with Mrs. Clause
when your not busy making toys.
And what is the North Pole like
is it really snowy or is it hot. I
think its snowy but that's me.
Wate I left 2 thing's out. What
are the raindeers names please
tell me if you write me back. I
have one more thing to tell you,
on christmas We are going to
New York.

Dear Santa,
How old are you? How do your
eld make toys? Santa I want.for
Christmas is roller skates my
size is 4 and I won't clothes and
ipod and I want more christmas
toys and I wan MP3 player and
my final present and that is all
I want for christmas Thank you.

Dear Santa,
My name is courtney and I'am
in 2nd grade. I've worked very
hard this year. I would like for
Santa Claus to bring me a golf
cart, & pony so I can ride my
twin sisters & my brother.
Santa I would like for you to
bring surprizes for my whole
family especially for my mom she
has been a good mom all year
long. Thank you
Courtney O'Bryan

bear Santa,
for christmas I would like an
Xbox three sixty and a pony and
a twenty two gun.
Will Roberts

bear Santa,
I want a horse, A new bike, A
princesses clock, A big marker
board, A chalk board, A movie
of the 12 dancing princesses,
The doll of it, I want moms car
to be painted red with.a eagle
on it. thank you. Can you get all
of that?
Taylor Graham

bear Santa,.
how old are you. Please can I
have a csi kit and a purse and a
spray purfume a real Elf and
lot's of baby dolls and a real
computer a brown tv and pack of
smell markers and a real santa
and can you bring a toy Zack and
a real Molly and a. real lizerd
egg and a real laina to play with.

Dear Santa,
I want a Four-Wheeler. I
want a Nascar game want a B.B.
-gun. I want a dog.
Austin Johnson

Dear Santa,
I want a xbox 360 and a ipod
and Heelys and i pod.
Alejandro Trenado

Dear Santa,
In this year I whant a bike
and a doll an for me I scate
shoes and a picter an a clas a n'
new clos Biarbie girl an Blink,
Blink a little fake dog an a fake
little cat an a litti fake an angel
an a little Babe Dog puzzel uf God
an a puzzle uf santa an brand
close far my family an for me
an Pant an a wig for me sang for

Dear Santa,
I have been a super spectac-
ulous very good kid this year. So
I want a wii system pleasellllllll I
know that they are really hard
to find so this year I am asking
youllllll I know you can do it
santa clause We will be leaving
*ginger bread cookies again 'I
know you love them. We wonet
forget the egg nog because we
know you like that too. I hope
you have a safe flight, please if
you can, record jimmy neutron
christmas and Im really more
concerned about Jesus christ
than any present in the whole
J.t. Canary

Dear Santa,'
Santa Clause I write this card
to ask you some questions, why
do you just come one time a
year? And why do you just bring
on' time a year presents to
children and why is it in christ-
mas? And another questions how
do you give out presents so fast
in one night? Then for. my pres-
ents I would like whatever you
give that's what I woud want for
christmas.. Thank you.
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bear Santa,
I wish that you could cometo
i'my house if you can. please
come if you can. If you do I
wish for some uno cards please.
,7I want them becuaes they are
cool and you can trick the other
. person.
Adan Benitez

,,Dear Santa,
v I think I am going to need a
,p.s.p 360 xbox so I can have
fun oh and Sant I wanted to tell
..you that I wanted my wish to
'come true and I think I am going
,'to need a-new pair of new shoes
,pnd I am going to need that so
I could get to run better and
*,Santa I love you because you
-,are nice to little kids. I wish I
could get a cinderlla t.v. and
with a remote central and santa
.you are the sweetest man in the
, orld and bring me candy
Emily Maldonado

iDear Santa,
I think I would like an xbox
360. I think it will make me
.smart and it will make me happy.
Eddie Molina

.Dear Santa,
;I need a new pair of tina Shoes
,to run in at school outside at the
,pe feild. Can they be pink please
psanta clause. Thank youl!!
Carly Nadaskay

,IDear Santa,
could I have a basketball and
a hoop I like to dribble. I would
like candy in my stocking I want
Juicy Fruit. It's my favorite. I
would love a java blue purse its
my favorite pattern. How about
The Wild the movie I saw it and
its really funny. Could I have
new spring green crocs please its
my favorite color. I would like a
new clown cup. can it have a red
nose and when you squeeze its
nose could it squeak? That would
be cool!

P.S. What kind of cookies do
you like?
Audra Weeks
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bear Santa,
I need a 4 wheeler Because I
have nothing to ride. that is why
I need A 4-wheeler..
Joshua Smith

bear Santa,
You are very special to me
because you bring presents to
usI Santa, can I have a bell
from your reindeer Rudoff the
red nose reindeer? I Love you
Santa clause How are you?
Santa, how did you get your
beard so white like the snow?
You are a nice person Saint Nick!
By the way I would like an I dog
Destiny Yang

Dear Santa,
The only thing I want is a
jumpaleen so I can exercise and
do flips in the air. oh yeah, one
more thing I would like a pair of
sissors and a pack of pencils and
a veggie-tale back pack because
those cartoons are Christian.
Thank you so much.
Ariana Ramos

Dear Santa,
I Ricardo Rodriguez would like
a four wheeler and a dirtbike
for christmas. the reason I
would like a four wheeler for
christmas is Because I would'like
to take my friend on a ride. I
also wanted a dirtbike so when
my friends are around I can
race them in my four wheeler.
so santa can you Bring me my
Ricardo Rodriguez

Dear Santa,
My name is Simon. I have
been a good boy. I hope you can
find my house., I would like
Godzolla for Christms. It is my
favorite toy.
Simon Lopez,

Dear Santa,
I think'I need a remote con-
trol car because I can play with
it when it is Christmas time. I
can have fun. with it and do have
a nintindo 64?
Gerardo Jaimes

bear Santa,
This year I will like some
shoes so I can go to school.
Have the Elffs workde allot?
You are the best. I will like
some pencils. I think you work a
lot santa. I will like some cloths
and I will need a computer and a
bike and a present for Luis and
Gaby and Ivon and Jenny I hope
you have a great chrismas.
Karen Cabrera Maldonado

bear Santa,
I hope you bring me a bike
because I need exercise. Can
you bring me a chalk board? I
want to write my letters.

P.S. How do you get around the
world in one night?
Blanca y Mata Chagoya

bear Santa,
I have been been good this
year. could you please bring me
a Barbie doll and a kitchen play-
set. Please bring a necklace for
my moma a shirt for my dad and
some shoes for my brother.
Thank you
Edith Ruiz

bear Santa,
How are you? I am fine. I
hope you and your reindeers are
ready to come visit us. My wish
is to get a new bike and some
grillz. I want a p.s.p. and a
xbox360. bo your.elfs have it?
I hope I can-get all these things
for christmas. I have been a
good boy. Love you and your
Sherry Lee

bear Santa,
My name is Cameron. I would
like a v-Rocker r, magic tricks,
.video games.and a Superman
movie. I .would also like 'for
everyone to be happy. Thank
Cameron Strey

bear Santa,
This year I wold like Heeleys
for christmas. Also, a K new
pretty pleas., and more things
like a Baby alive and video now
and a moon shoes and socer pop-
Alexis Briones'

Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas Please give me
a x-box, 360, Dolphins remote,
40 games for The X-box 360. I
love you santa. Ta
Thank You
iOi bn Jacob

bear Santa,
I would like to have a white
bourd with markers, I would like
to have heelys, I would like to
have a computer maybe I could
Do my homework on it'l help me
with it. I would like to have a
play house. I would like to have
barbie house with Barbies.
Thank you for reading my note
have a great chrismas.
Sarah Welch

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Is it cold
in the North Pole? What I want
for Christmas is a easy bake,
cell phone, computer, a baby
doll, game sorry, glass chess,
and I want the game parruna
panic, operation p.s. merry
your frined

bear Santa,
This year for Christmas I
want Makeup, skateboard,
close, cell phone, bike, skooder,
tv, bVb player, happyfeet the
movie, horses, dog, I Pod,
MP3player, PS2, gameboy,
shoes, Bratz-collectables, real
car; robot that does my chors I
wish to get these things on my
Jessica bembry

Dear, Santa,
'Dbeer Santa th
.good I bet its co
pole wel it is cind
,-I wold rely like
of prinses arele
Miky mous save
you have a ve
chrismas hoho.,

bear Santa,
how are you doing at the north
pole? are your Elves doing good?
I hope you have a great chismis.
santa can I pleas have a 4 weller
and a video of coiled flushed
away and toy radar gun.
Trevor Walker

bear Santa,
I am looking forward to
christmas. I keep asking my sis-
ter when is it gonu to be christ-
mas. Adan and I was waiting for
Christmas for we can put our
lights on the front of my bad's
front portch and back of my
bad's portch. How are your elf
doing? Are they on the deadline
to make the toys for us? What
I want for Chrishmas is a game
boy avenis sp and a DS. Those
are the things I want for
Christmas and one more thing a
remote can trol car a big one.
Livenson Metayer

bear Santa,
' quey ido santa espeyo. que
tengus tiempode esta tuv milde
canta pero qecisiero que
metragedus npavuevanlles onos
carrifos pero sloopolode n eco-
foynoconque este bien mifannis-
lia grasia santa que masesvna
kevis navidad sede spidede ti
paulino M.P.

is weekend I bin bear Santa,
old at the north I hope where you live itis cold.
I. of cold anyway What are the elfs going to give,
a Brat, a camera me for this chrismas. I want a
and a move of wrestling toy I want it to be
s santa. I hop Shonmikle. Than you bear
ery good mery Santa. Have a nice chrismas
Santa. I made a chrismas tree
Annette for you and the elfs.
A r- D.

bear Santa,
Hello santa clas my name is
Kathy I know I fo not behav
good but I behav good. I only
have seven years old I love to
study alot and I am good at
school that's why I Loved to
brind me cloths and if you can't
I would like a purfume I don't
ask you toys because I love
more cloths and purfume that is
the end that I tell you I wish
you miss me but I miss you to
good bye Merry Christmas.
Kathy Marcial

bear Santa,
I would wont a soccer ball game-
boy with a game. soccer clothes
a shirt of 'Mexico: small size
remote- control truck meduiem
blue bike air plane or helicopter
That's what I want for christ-
SGerardo Saldana


bear Santa,
I want a pair of heelys, a
baby doll stroller, a baby doll
carseat, a c.d. player. I want a
Hannaha montana c.d., A baby
doll that talks. new clothes, a
poster of Hannah montana and
that's so Raven, that's all. and
maybe something for my sisters
and brother Nick.
Logan Cunningham

bear Santa,
How are you? Is Mrs. Claus
fine? are the elfs working hard
for you? I'am sure the toys are
good for the nice children; The
nice children could get a doll,
ball, and a teady bear. I will be
good this year. I would like a
ball, brats and a crayonbox.
Thank you santa for getting my
Janie Elizalde

bear Santa,
I wish my dad did'nt get sick
all the time and he didn't have to
work so much so he could spend
more time with me. santa I
really want that, more than all
the toys in your bag because my
dad could make me a go cart and
spend time with me if he didn't
work so much.
thank you for everything sir.
your friend
marguis delgado

bear Santa,
I hope you have' a great
Chrisimas. I want a Brat t.v,
brat video camera, brat camera,
brat scate board, trampleen, 4
foot pool, Brat rolling backbak. I
hope you can give me all this
besiree Ford

Dear Santa,
I want- the mvie superman xbox
Agapito Leon

bear Santa,
For a Christimas, I want Game
Boy, and Racecar.
From: Efrain Thank you Santa
Efrain Farias

bear Santa,
I want the DVD fo cars,
power rangers mischicforce
remot control car thank you
Jose Gomez



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Wauchula Elementary

;Dear. Santa,
How is Mrs. claus is she Fin.
How are you doing with all of
the presents. How's the elfs. I
was a good girl. I would like a
walkman and a computer and a

Dear Santa,
Does Rudolphs nose still glow?
-Iv,;;hop you have a great
Christmas. What kind of cooky
do you like? I will try to leave
you'four .candy canes. If you go
shopping Iwould like laptop I also
will like a ..Nacklas and pretty
rings. Hope to see you on
Christmas Eve.

Dear Santa,
How ar the rander dowing are
thay ready to fly? howis your
work shop is it going good. How
do rodoffs nos glow. Doas it snow
their. on Berb I wod like gost
flek but its a,.littl bit big. i will
like the fish olin. the will anuml
that looks with his gils. Hop. To
see you at christmas..


Dear Santa,
How is Rudoph I like
nose. How dose Rudo|
blink? How is Mrs. clous
fine tell her I said
Christmas. I want a rea
and a playstation 3. Doi
to tell Mrs: Clause I sai
Chistmas. And Merry C
to you to. Some peop
belive in you I belive in
don't, worry some peo
belive in you Santa don'
about them worry -ab<
peopl whio belive in you.'
worry they imjght belive
when they pedrnts :ay,
rill so- don't fill bad.
Chistmas. -

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I a
fine. How is Mrs. cloau?
doing fine. How is the ra
They are doing good. I h
good, this year. I would
puppy and a four wee
Some makeup. I hop I
you Christmas Eve.

bear Santa,
How is MRS. Claus
great, How.s Your elves
The Make aLot toys.
Rudolf Doing. He is ready
Do you like holiday c
Yesibo. Will You Bring
Bentenalen Watch. I
Operashin Mcgonza. I
viode now.
"' ;:. *'*' k .

Dear Santa,
How is the elves doing
North pole? We do no
elves in Wauchla. How is I
is He doing good. and i
claus doing good. I ha
good all year for chrisi
want a basketball I hope
see you Next year.

bear Santa,
How are the elves? I ar
How are you? I am allrit
do you gett the reindeer
Santa can I have Rudolp
Star wars II for sp and cc
sp to.

Drear Santa

How is Rudoff? is
good? Witch Kind of c
you like? gleas Get me a
I wit another toy Like
poline. gleas a will like a
sister, ifl See you next
I was good this year.

Dear Santa,
How is Rudof doing? I
now haw is Rudof nouse
the weather at the Nor
The weathre her in F
wanderfl. How aer you
fin. Im suntans men and
nise. I want one of your
bout you aer cana nen
So I want for me a toy
I want a dress for my i
want a shert for my da

in the
)t have
s Mrs.
ve ben bear Santa Claus,
tmas I Do you have have a Merry
I will christmas. When you go to
houses with Rudolph. And when I
Love go to school I am Very Very
Isaieh good. And thank you for my
Gifts last year Sata Claus. And
this year santa I want for
m fine. christmas is so Heelly's and a
t. How Brat Doll. And santa claus when
to go. you come to my house and I will
)h and make sure you get milk and
ars for cookies and so you, can have a
good tasty snack to eat. And
Love Santa .Claus and Misses Claus
Richey and Elf's and RainDeer's I wish
yell a Merry Merry Christmas.
Michaela Villarreal

the elf ~~~
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a gHones Thank you for all the gifts you
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Angelica Soria

Dear Santa,
Thang you for all my gifts last
year. I had so much fun riding
my forwiler. And ive Ben so good
you can't Amagenit. Im sorry to
distreve you but what whant for
cristmas is one of them pen
things that help you and a dirt
bike an yoou siside the rest, I
Love you santa.
Chase Benton

Dear Santa,
Thank you for giving me the
wundrf presents last year. I
lufe them. I want to tell you
how good I bin this year. I lisin
to the teacher wen she is
teaching. I don't get up from my
sit. this year I wunt a
playstashune 2 because you can
play meny gam and one of my
fabrit gam is dragon adz and I
will poot millk weth *ckooes,
Merry christmas!
Manuel Paniagua

Dear Santa,
Thank you for my gifts Last
year. I had lots of fun playing
with my gifts I hop Mrs. claus,
was listening to you if she did I
have a present for her and you
to. This year I whold like Bratz
dolland some New closely and I
will also like a Big pool! I hope
you have a good year. I will
leave you some cookies and milk.
Olivia Flores

Dear Santa,
Thank you for last year. I
have been playing with them
alot. I .hope you and your deer
had a good year. How is Mrs.
Claus? I have been good, can
you get me a trampoline so I
canjump high in the skie Merry
Christmas to yooul
Aaron Delatorre
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Dear Santa claus,
Merry christmas santa an
ers doing? thank you for all of the gifts
? Are the last year. I ben very good in
w is your class. And I ben good to my
idolphs he friends and my teacher. And I
e shine. I den good to my mom and Dad
ear. For and my 5 brothers and 1 sister
Batez I all the time. I hope you and
)p. Rudolph have so much fun com-
Love, ing down here an dbreng those
Dominique gifts. And riding tht skey with
all those Randeers. Santa I
want a trampline to jumppe on it
A. with my friends after school.
A And I want a ps3 to play with
my brothers and friends And a
aw computer so I can go on line and
play games. Thank you Santa

Diego Oliva

Dear Santa,
Santa Claus I want a game boy
and I want games for game
boy's. Santa Claus and I want a
bike to go to the School. I want
a big computer. I want a new
bookbag. I want a new pencil
box and new pencils. Merry
Yatzine Sanchez

Dear Santa,
would leve you some coocke
and milk for chrismas Sat niklis
so i hop you have a grat crip
Merry chrismas and then this is
won i wont some eloss some and
wars and a playstachin this was
i wont for chrsmas and some
shows and a mit or saltey thank
you for making all this stay for
me thank ya sant nikolis.
Marcelin Cimeus

Dear Santa,
What I want something special
for Christmas like a set of
waterguns and guns. A shot gun
a Bee Bee gun and an Set of
power rangers and a gettar, and
a dubmy head that you punch
and it come back at you and a
football and a baseball and bat
and a glove for christmas And
games like sorry Go fish and
Memory Wenny the pohl, Pen
the donkey and a bear and
games for my gameboy and a
skate board and skates an solid-
ers and a set of GI Joes. Have
a great year Merry Christmas
too you!
Connor Pritchard

Dear Santa,
Thank you Santa claus for my
gifs I wanted santa claus and
they are my fabrit Toys which is
a drte bicke and a Masster
truck and a forwiller and those
are The ones I wanted santa
claus and thak you for them.
Dylan Carmona

Dear Santa,
Merry christmas Thank you
for all the gifts you gave me last
year I, appreciate tham thay
wear very fun to play with and I
enjoy them very much I hope
you and Rudolp has been well
this past year Thist christmas I
wold like a pool for christmas
and cold i have some rollerblads
and a trampoline and cold i have
a dirt bike.

Jennifer Aguilar

Dear, Santa
Santa how are you? I am doing
good today. Are you happy
Santa? Santa I want Make-up
Bartz. Because I want to be
bratz. And I want care bear
with DvD Santa. Because I love
to wath the moive. Santa do you
like snow because I love snow
and skatles. Santa you are nice
and funny and might. And have
a Merry chrimasl Santa!!! I love

you Santa!!

Brenda R.

Dear Santa,
How are you santa? Santa do
you now what I was good to dayl
I what a baike so when I get
boring I can go out side and play
with my bikee, I what the coler
blue, the cloer pink, with flower
on it. I whent a DSI whert the
coler pink, a Baby Brate doll
with blode hire with a green
shirt, blue panse.
Erika Maria Ramirez

bear Santa,
Santa I kow one thig adout
you, you are a jolly good felah.
For christmas I want a bike I
want a big dark blue shinney
bike I also want a helmet for
christmas I want, a shinney sil-
ver helmet. And I want a pare
of dark blue shoes. And I think
deserve these things because
I'm helping people I'm nt. back
talking to eney one, I'm listening
t my mom and dad, And I'm
cleaning the house And I'v been
good all year. and I wish you a
Merry christmas, and a safe
Madison Rucker

Dear Santa,
How are you Santa? For
christmas I want a orange bike,
a xbox 360, toys, clothes,
Baseball stuff, a pot puppie, and
that's it. I deserve these pre-
sent's because I help my family,
listen to my family and that's
why I deserve those presnet's.
By santa have a great christ-
mas. Tell the elfs I said hi.
Isaac Flores

Dear Santa,
you are very very nice. you
are thankful and pretty to.: I
really want these three dolls so I
could play with them. I like
dools because when my cousins
come I could play with them By
Santa I hope .you have a nice
marry chrismas Sant.
Jennifer Lopez
Dear Santa,
How are you Doing Santa?
Santa you our vare vare nice to
me. you our vare Big to. you our
GooD to eveyun to. Santa I hop
you now wut I wunt For criss-
mis.I wut a Bubary and a Buart
Santa. My tree is waiting For
you in my house. I am wting For
you to Santa. I Listin 3 Days
For you can gev me a peasant. I
Love you Santa you ar nice.
FirDe Joinette

Dear Santa
Mery Christmas Santa. I-
sher you know Chritmas is right
around the corner. I shur hope'
you like cocies and mil this year
and tell your reindeer I will be
living them some cerits. How is
the reindeer and the elfs doing?
Tell them I'll leave them some
sallrey. I wont a new bike and a
basket to go with it. But I rely
wunt amusing Amad and the4
baby. My mommy and daddy will
bet me sumpthing to.
Faith Hays

Dear Santa,.
I hope you and Misse Claude
are doing great and I hope get
to see my letter. If we have
never left any cookies, we will
this year. Tell all of y our elfs
and reindeer I said "hello" Can X
please have a mysence bling bling
doll, littest pet shop and a bell
dancerella. Will you please get it
for 'me because I have been
good all year. I wish you and
everyone else a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.
Brooklyn Graham

Dear Santa,
Mery christmas Santa. How is
Miss Closs. How are the rain'i
deers? I am good. Are yo0
good? I want cars the vidb
game. I want amazing Alsen. I
want Pink moon shoes. A jump
rope. American girl.
Kaylee Hogenauer

Dear Sd
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and I h
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me a G<

Dear Santa
how are you Santa? I am fine
I hope you and your wif are
fine. I am going to tell you what
I want for christmas. I want
hilly for chistmas hilly are shoes
with,.ote sheel under them also I
want a white puppy.
Jaquvious Kimbrough

bear Santa
Fum Gusfabo. Dear Santa wis
i can you kmnd to me home. I
wut game and.toy. Dear Santa
happy chfrismos. '
Gusfabo Lopez

bear Santa,
How are you today santa?
Thank you for the presents las
year. I want a play station for
Christmas and smackdown vs raw
2007. I want brown hilles and a
game boy and NFL football. I
deserve these things because I
lisen to my mom OK santa and
for cleaning my room.
Isiah Faulk

Dear Santa,
Your a Jolly good fela. and
your a good man. Santa what I
want for cristmas is blue
Heelys. Heelys are shoes with a
weel under it. I also want a
white puppy. merry cristmas
santa. have a safe trip with the
Teresa Pantoja

Dear Santa,
Thank you Santa for bringing
us toys to make us happy. I
want a psp and, a machine that
you can do cloths on it and,
some games For my game boy
and, a Bratz head and you can
put tatue on it. Because I help
my mom with my baby sisters
and I am ood to people. Thak
you santa For everything you
gave me.
Love, your Friend
Rosie Fimbres

Dear Santa,
I thank you are a funny man
and you are nice to people I
want a Xbox 360, Street foot-
ballz, street vol.3 NCAA foot-
ball, and Street Vol. 2 I ben
good all year. Merry Christmas
your, friend

Dear Santa Clause,
You are nice because you gave
us presents. For this year I
want a Brats doll because they
are my faveret. I wats Brats
because I bene good this year.
Thank you for all those things..
Good by Santa. And have a
Merry cresmas!
Aracely Lopez

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? You are
wonderful and nice. What I want
is christmas is 2 Bratz, This
year I have been good and nice
and I been helping my mom take
care of my sister. I hope you
have a great trip
Love,Ashley Ugarte

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.pear, Santa
I am doing good Are you and
.your elfs good to? Mary
-Chrismas. Santa I want to have
-a girloch or wat ever it is cald.
,A play stashanto with games and
7 sprises. Pleas write me back.
Henry Levi Lovett

dear Santa
How are you doing? How is
every one? Thank you for the
moving reindeer. I wonder what
you would bring this year. How
4re your reindeer doing and how
is' roodof. For christmas I want
q4 play station I. Will you please
give me more decorations' for
the tree. Will you give me some
niore vido games for my play
ftatition I if I get it and they
Iave to be T for teen or E for
everyone. I think I will give your
reindeer some. correts for
4hristmas do you like hot coco I
Ithite give you some. I will give
you a another list because I am
running out of room but I mite
bee able to say one more thing
will you please give me of the
empier 3.
.. Merry christmas
Wyatt Lee zeigler

.Dear Santa,
How are you at the Noth pole?
I hope you have a good christ-
mas this year. Thank youl for
deending me a letter. How are
fhe reindeer doing. And an
christmas I will give you cooke
and milk. I been good. For
C1ristmas I want a forewheeler
and a big pool. For christmas
and a skatbrod. Then I want
over the hege game boy chip.
and a toy gun. Happy New year
and Mery christmas.
Jarret Cariton

Dear Santa,
:: Santa I hope you have a good
,hristmas because I want a
electric scooter and a airliner
that can fly go in water rols
sand. I leav cookies and milk for
pnta. ,Are you ad" your elfs
,nkay. I can't 'wait' tell chismas
Hunter Scranton

bear Santa,
How wus your summer? How is
your wife and the eivs? How wus
your thasgiven and spring? I
want all the little pet shop and
.4mazin Alsihand I want a dog i
-fish and i cool cat and i puppy i
-lip Hop frog. I need some worm
closd and the move rv and the
move High School Muscl and
less and II her stufe.
Brenna Parker

,Dear Santa,
SI have ben putty good so how
"wase Mrs. Santa is doing and
'how are the ranedeirs doing.
:and the elfs and uspechuly you I
:Left you a noat a\ stuf anumul
and it wil have a red bag in side
.I want to tell you Merry
Christmas to all you up, in North
and Santa will you bring me a
little kiten. But a sufy ok pleas,
a clecshon of plastik dogs, and a
Bike nd that wud be all and
thank you Santa.
Valeria Rodriguez

bear Santa,
SMarry christmas santa.
Christmas is coming soon so get
ready for christmas. I want a
toy gun and a been bag and a
star wars toy and a sone
chrooper I want fake moeny and
cents. How is in Mrs. claws. I
wnat a real gold neckless and a
Jacket.I want a storm locher
and a air hog. I want a pop and
; fake vomet to freak my mom
out and I want healeys and log
ocher. ove

+ Keith choate
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:bear Santa,
'I been good at school and at
:home. I had a great day. I want
:. collection of winnie the pooh.
Swan clothes like pants and
:shirts and jacket and sock. I
:.ant a radio that's pink. I want
: blanket that keeps me warm on
:Cold days. I like Christmas!
y. Your little angle
'. Araceli Mota


Dear Santa,
the namiu santa from my toys
from my computer and from my
book and from my teacher. and
from my mom nd from my brode
from my Dabi from my school
from my boll from my lonch from
my wato from by bukBak from
my HAappy BirthDay from my
teacher from my sharpener from
my pensol and from my creyons.
Israel Matos

bear Santa,
Christmas is coming soon. You
better get building toys because
there only 3 weeks until christ-
mas. You better get dressed
because you have the hole other
side of the world to get to
before we start selabrating.
One thing I want fore Christmas
is a cupple 50 dollars. The thing
I really want fore christmas is a
paint ballgun. Sometimes II lay
out cookies or some selery and
carrets fore the reindeer. Im
really gald we selabrate christ-
Boone Paris

Dear Santa,
I hope your doing good in The
North pole Keep taking good
care of the Elves. I hope you
like' suger cookies & Choclate
milk. Is Comet okay tell, him,
Parker said hi. Now to the gits
My Dad needs some new tires
and hugcaps because his old ones
are dirty and his old tires are
popped so, he needs new ones.
Now My Mom needs some new
some new cloktes because she
has so many old clothes. Now to
Patrick he wants Madden NFL
2007 because he really wants it.
Now Zack wants the Animal
train because I think he woul
dlike it. Last but not least Me I
want a MotorScooter because it
is cool. P.S. Have a Mery
Your friend,
Parker Carlton

Dear Santa,
How is ervey doing At the
North pole. Is it cold out there
I hope your are exsited about
giving us toys. My Dog Besty
want's those tug-a-war toy. My
bad wants a cowboy shirt and a
new frame. My Mm want s anew
wedding rings because she acci-
dently throw it in the trash. And
my sisters wants a New CD
player. My dog Cholotiy needs a
new collar so she won't get out.
Please bring me a new pool
because my old one is busted.
So plese give these people these
thing. Thank you Santa
Best friend,
Alicia Villegas

bear Santa,
How are you doing? I hope,
everything is fine in the North
pole. Send me a picture of a
penguin if you can. I bet
Ruldolph is big now. I can't wait
until the big dayl My mom want
s ahummer. I want a Dirt bike
and a telaskope so I can look at
the moon and me and my mom
want the movie poseidon. Don't
worry santa I'll leave you some
milk and cookeis and III leav
some Reindeer food too. Well
have a good one santa. Oh yeahl
Don't forget to bring Dad and
reyna something nice.
your friend,
vaughn kirkland

Dear Santa,
How are you doing Santa and
How are Mrs. Claus in the rian-
bers are doing to. Is it cold in
the North Pole? I'm excit abou
tChristmas! Can you came to my
house first? Can you bring my
mom something that is swet? can
you get her a watsh. Next can
you give my grenfather three
fishing pole. bring my brother a
gameboy and my littel brother a
toy motor sikl. last but not less
don't forget me. Please bring me
a pink gutar and thast for
cameing to. hurry soon.
Your friend,
Areah Wilkins

bear Santa,
How are you doing? Hope
everything is fine in the North
pole. I hope you feed rodipl and
all your randeer. I want the car
that goes Back and front I want
game called Karde the Amazing
trip Bring My mom A Dbomen and
My bad wont clothes my bluter-
Jather want xbox 360.
Jameland Joel wnats a
Gameboy. Thank you santa and
your reindeer. oh santa could
you bring my siter something
nice. I hope to see you soonI
you friend
Lazaro bearmas

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Clause in North
Pole and you. I hope your doing
a good Job in North Pole and
how are all of your reindeers. I
can't wait until you leave my
present. What I really would.
want for Christmas is a CD play-
er. And could you bring my Mom
a new TV because it really don't
work. And what I want you to
give my dad is new boots for him
to go to work. And could you
bring my brother a new game
boy and my little sister she
would want a baby with a little
bed and a little baby chair
that's high. And for my big sis-
ter a new TV because her's
brake. And what I want you to
give to my baby cousins is a lit-
tle drum for the little baby's to
play with. And for my grandma
and granpa they would want a
new bed. And last but not least
I would want you to give to Mrs.
mosley is to have a best class
next year.
Selena Miranda

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How are
you doing in the North Pole. This'
year I wont a game boy with a
Poeman game Get my sister a
camra. Get my mom a car for
christmas. Plez bring my sister a
walker toy for chrismas Santa. I
hope you in joy our cookies we
made for you. I hope you leave
us a lot of Przents for us to Play
with. Our chrismas tree color is
green mint. How is roodf I hope
he is doing fin in the North Pole.
I hop your having fun up there in
the Norht Pole What is your elfs
doing in the North Pole? Are
they having fun making toys for
chrismas and for us? This is the'
best chrismas I ever had in my
your friend,
Eddie Kilgore

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I hope you
are ok at the North Pole. I can't
wait until Christmas. I have
been a good little girl. So has
Mom and Dad. Well let me get
to the good part. Let me tell you
what my family wants for
Christmas. My bad would like a
HOT ROD clock that say's Hot
rod. Because his got stepped on
by our house cleaner. My Mom
would like a white peer of
flipflops. Please Please Please
bring my Nana and Papa a golf
cart that is flame red. Last but
not least Me. I want a laptop So
I can paly on it and have fun. I
can not wait until Santa get's
Your freind
Morgan Crews
Thank you

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Hope
every thing is doing ok with the
reindeer this year. I am really
looking foreword to you coming
to ur house. I Hope you like the
cookies we are giving youl There
are some things I would like to
give my mom the first thing, is
some Jeans and shorts She said
She did not have any. The last
thing I want to give my mom is
so jelwery She needs some of
that. Dean and Griffin needs
some toys so they willnot bothl-
er me like maybe like a pixfer
and fore Dean maybe a Cowboy
set or he mite wip me. Lets get
to the DaDDy part, daddy needs
some Jeans because he wrips his
pants when he goes though 'the-
bob wire. Now lets talk about
mel I would like some new
sneekers and a scooter. No one
more on ting please bring me a
laptop so I can play on it. ps.
Hope the reindeer are ready to
tak that big flight See you soon.
Abby Clark

Dear Santa, +
How ar the rander doing are
thay ready to fly? howis your
work shop is it going good,. How
do rodoffs nos glow. Das it snow
their. on Berb I wod like gost
flek but its a litti bit big. i will
like the fish olin. the wild anuml
that looks with his gils. Hop. To
see you at christmas.
Dear Santa,
How are you? How is your wife
and the Elfs? This year I have
been extra good. I hope every-
thign is fine at the North Pole.
I bet it is freezing cold up
there. I can't wait til Cristmasll

Even thu I have only sent you
one letter telling you three things
I want. Well, Santa, what do
you want for Cristmas? How
many things do you want this
special time of year. I hope your
reindeer are fine. I really do.
Please bring as many presents as
you can. Please can you bring my
dad a Xbox 360. Can you bring
my Sister some play bralets.
Can you bring my Mom some
fancy clothes? For Miss. Mosley
I want her to have some diamond
earings. For My Anut Amy I
want her to have Jwlery and for
me a Pixel chix.
Your freind,
Hollyann Brown

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?- I hope
everything is fine in the North
Pole. I can't wait until
Christmas. Are you and your elvs
ok.. with making all these toysl
Now: ets fast forward to what
my family wants. My Dad wants
a new ,fishing pole. My Mom
wants a new car hers is getting
old. Please give my one year old
brother a good toy. Quintin
wants a peletgun for christmas.
Last but not least me I want a
golf cart. Get all my casens
what they need. p.s. get London
a Bownarrow. See you soon
Your Friend
Hayden Lindsey

bear Santa,
How are you doing? I hope you
and Mrs. Claus is okay and the
raindeers are okay to I bet the
Elfes are working very hard. I
bet it is cold up in the North
Pole. I'v ben extera good this
year. Well, I'v better get to the
good part now. I can't wait until
Christmas Evel What I want this
year is the Cheetha girls move
part two and the Cheethd girl cd
part two and there Christmas cd
too. For my brother plese get
him some close. For my Dbad
plese get hm a Mima Huracian

Shirt. For my sister plese ger
her a Dora doll for Christmas.
For my Mom plese get her some
new ear rings because hers were
broken. For Mrs. Mosley please
get her some ear rings.
Your friend
Lysette Cisneros

bear Santa,
How are you doing? How is
Miss loss and the reindeer's. I
bet it is really really cool in the
North Polel Here is what My.
whole Faimly wants let's start
with my Mom, she wold like some
new rings. Second My bad he
would like to have new fishing
Poles to start fishing again.
Third My Little Brother wold
liek a tomus train to ride 'in it.
last But not lest I wold like, a
computer to take it with me
where I go.
your friend
Dora Cardozu
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Dear Santa,.
How are you doing? I hope
evry thing is Fine in the North
Pole. I hope you and your elf are
all rite making all thous toys?
Now I going to tell you what I
want for Crismis. My Dad wants
the new sisean becus he has a
car that do not work. My mom
wants a new nekles becasue her
brock Next bring a blanket four
my baby sister to keep her warm
in the weather Last a big turkey
for the whole family to eat. Oh
yeah bring me an X-box 3DI See
you soon Santa.
your friend,
Josue Avana

Dear Santa.
I hope you stay warm in the
blueish-white snow that is in the
cold Northpole. I hope you get
to make my sister Logan a baby
doll to play with. I hope you get
my cousin Becca lots of Barbies
She REALY needs some. Last
but not lest finally for me I need
a skate board and a thorough-
bred horse. And for the whole
family Stud horse. I know that
is a heck of alot but I know you
have it. P.S. Hayden Lindsey a
saltwater reel.
Your friend
Landon Albritton

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Dear Santa
How are you and Mrs. claws?
How cold is it at the north pole?
How are the raindeers in the
north pole? How old are you?
How do you survive in the cold?
What I want for Christmas is
some heelys and a play station 4
and 2 psps. And 1 more thing.
How! many elfs do you got? I
have been good in school. Have
a good christmas eve. I will
never pull my card.

Dear, Santa ....
Is Roodof doing good? Are you
and Mrs. Clos doing good? bDo
you need a new soot every year?
What do you do when it' is not
Christmas? I do not want to ask
too miney questns. I want a go
cart. I want a 4 wheelr I want
a barbey. I will try to be good..

Dear Santa,
How are you and the elf's? Is
Mrs. Claus fine? How are you
and the elfs? For Christmas is a
psps? I am trying to be good in

bear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus?
How is it living in the North
Pole? How is your reindeers and
your elfs? Are your elfs small or
big? How do you get in every
houe in one night? What I want
for christmas is back Heelys.
Please bring me them- Have a
good christmas. I will be good in
Amber W.

bear Santa,
How are you and Mis Claus?
How old are you and Mis claus?
How is Rudolf doing too? What
I want for christmis is a Hannah
'Montana sound track cd. Can I
please have balurena outfit. I
rily want a dosler. I will be good
at school. c.
S ...merk

Dear Santa,
How are you today? What is it
like in the north pole? Do you
like being santa claus? How old
are you santa? This is what I
want for Christmas. I wanf a
Babby Alive. I will be very good.

bear Santa.
Do you hav big elves and do-
you Likes to be Santa clos. How
is roodof and the rest of the
deers Pies can I hav a car with
a control. I wil tri to be good.

bear Santa,
How many elves do you have?
How do the rander not get cold?
Can you pleas bring me afor-
weeler and jurlry. and if you
want you can bring me sum magik
bust.. And Pleas.o pleas can you
play that game that you give us
a not the sed. Look in the dish-
wosher. A nuther note that sed
Look at the front door and we
found Murrell's forweeler and
Luke's Durtbiek and my little
Durtbike. And I ben good in

Dear Santa
How are you.and the raindeer?
How are you and Mrs. Santa?
For Christmas I want a gitar. I
want a new bridle for my horse
and some spurs. I am going to
be good.

Dear Santa,.
How are you and rudolf at the
North pole? thank you for my
last .christmas present. This is
wht I want for Christmas. A
forwheeler and heelys -and a
game cube an an electric stoot-
er and some more things too.
Have a merry christmas. I will
try to be good.

Dear Santa,
How are you and your elves?
How is Rudolf? Is Miss. Claus
fine? Is it very cold inthe
northpole?. This is. what I want
for Christmas. Heelys shoes and
a kids boplo CD Also; a baby
alive and p.s.p. A pop up case.
I have been good in school. I will
not pull my card.
'Much love,

bear, Santa,
I hope the elves are, happy
until Christmas and you get to
ride with your randeer agin for
Christmas. What I" want for
chistmas is a, Dirt Devle toy and
a Bullseye toy super. man...
Reterns the movie and a Bike I
will not pull card Befor
Christmas. Have a very nice
Christmas. 'L
:, '*,I'." :; ,'Love

Dear Santa,
How are you and the rain-
deers? Plese can you bring me
something nice. I want a barbie
house and fire fly phone. and I
want weelys. I have ben good to
my friends and mom and Dad.
''+. +" Briana
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Dear Santa,
How are you Doing? How is it
living in the north Pole? Is it
Hard being Santa? Hey Santa
What I want is Heelys And I
also want a PSP. And cna you
pick the rest.: I will be good
until christmas.

Dear Santa,
.How are you and roodolf? So I
was wondering do you have a big
elf or are they all small and one
more thing. I was wounderihg
how old are you? What I want
for Christmas is a psp please. I
have been very good in school.,
S' .:' : Juan

Dear Santa,
How are you and The. ran-
deers? How old are you? How
meny elves do you have? What I
want for Christmas is a psp and
Hellis? I will Lisin to my mom
and dad. I'm trying to be good.


As the holidays approach and the year comes to a close, we are t
reminded of all the families we have served. Please know that

you are in our hearts and prayers.
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