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109th Year, No. 2
4 Sections, 44 Pages


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Of The Herald-Advocate
There are still about 10 days
left for people to let their feel-
ings be known.
Comments about the latest
proposal for the four-laning of
U.S. 17 from the DeSoto
County line 3.5 miles past The


Strays At

Of The Herald-Advocate
Christmas has gone to the
dogs and cats!
Hardee County Animal Con-
trol officers have decorated
their office with a Christmas
tree. Under it are toys, pillows,
and food donated by Hardee
County residents for the ani-
mals at the pound.
Animal Control Officer Scott
Meeks came up with idea to
place the donated items under a
Christmas tree.
"Anybody can bring in stuff
to donate," said Director Teresa
According to Carver, one
-Hardee County woman donated
10 new dog beds and five bags
of food, all in one day.
She added, "The items don't
have to be brand new; we will
accept used bedding, towels,
dog houses and leftover dog or
cat food."
There are many items that
can be donated such as food,
bedding, blankets, liquid worm-
er, toys, and even kiddy swim-
ming pools that help the dogs
beat the summer heat.
Money can also be donated to
help the animals. "When people
donate money we ask them
what they would like the money
to go toward like food or toys.
Then Animal Control buys it,"
said Carver.
The Christmas tree will
remain up until Dec. 31 and
even after that anyone wishing',
to donate items may still do so.
"Even one bag of food donat-
,ed each week will help the ani-
mals," said Carver.
The Board of County Com-
missioners recently approved
the construction of a new ani-
mal shed for March 2009. The
shed will provide a separate
shelter for cats at the pound so
-they won't be in such close
quarters to the dogs. The shed
needs an air conditioning unit
and anyone wanting to donate

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Classifiteds..................... 6B
CoOrthouse Report....... 8D
Crime Blotter................6D
Hardee Living............. 2B
Hispanic Section........... 5B
S Roundups......................5A

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Bluffs Condominium Commun-
ity properties brought another
controversial meeting on Mon-
day night.
Written or oral comments can
be sent to state Department of
Transportation project manager
Tony Sherrard at or www.US17pdehard-, or mailed to FDOT,
P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL
33831 or by phone 863-519-
2304. Comments must be post-
marked or completed by Dec.
Four brochures are available
which describe relocation for
those in the 37.5 acres of right


of way needed. They are enti-
tled Your Relocation, one for
residents,' one for business,
farms and nonprofit organiza-
tions, one for sign relocation
and one for the real estate
acquisition process.
About 100 residents of the
Brookside Bluffs Condominum

Director Teresa Carver sits under the Animal Control Christmas Tree with three dogs
that are up for adoption.

ZS Scores New Store!

Of The Herald-Advocate
In the first sign of the growth
which Zolfo Springs has covet-
ed for decades, a national retail
chain has decided to build a
store in the tiny town.
With zoning matters settled
in a special Town Commission
meeting last week, Dollar
General Store is now poised to
purchase a site for a new 9,100-
square-foot building in the heart
of town.
"It's the ideal spot," Town
Manager Linda Roberson said
of the block between Third and
Fourth streets, with 310 feet of
frontage on U.S. 17. Currently,
the southern portion of the
property contains an-old wood-
frame house and the northern
section is vacant.
It is situated across from the
town's current "hot spot," the
Zolfo Springs Post Office.
As town commissioners
paved the way via a zoning
change and an alleyway closing
during the Monday night ses-
sion, Mayor George Neel com-
mended those who worked the
hardest to bring this new
growth to the town, Town
Manager Roberson, Town Clerk
June Albritton and Zoning
Director Tom Hornack.
A nod also goes to Town

Commissioner Maggie Belcher,
who started the quest by asking
why Zolfo Springs could not
attract a Dollar General Store

when Bowling Green did.
From there, the challenge
was oni

On U.S.

Association attended Monday
evening's public hearing, along
with 50 or more other residents
of the county. They differed
widely in their opinions, most
other residents preferring the
divided highway which will get
four-laning done sooner, while
the folks from Brookside Bluffs

Of The Herald-Advocate
A 44-year-old man who
impregnated a 13-year-old girl
will now spend the next 13
years paying for his crime.
Kenneth Loyd Duck was
handed a split sentence Tuesday
morning in Hardee Circuit
Court by Circuit Judge Marcus
J. Ezelle. Duck must serve three
years in state prison and, fol-
lowing that, 10 years on sexual-
offender probation.
Ezelle also 'ordered Duck
classified as a sexual predator.
Further, the judge assessed
$520 in fines and court costs, a
$350 public defender fee and
$100 for the cost of prosecu-
tion, all to be placed on a lien
while Duck finishes out his
prison time.
Within 48 hours of his release
from prison, Duck must report
his address to the Sheriffs
Office and the state Division of

Of The Herald-Advocate
Planning $33 million in
improvements around the coun-
ty is a big task.
In these dire economic times,
Hardee County still has to plan
for its future. In fact, it is
required to, in a nearly 100-
page document called the
Evaluation and Appraisal Re-
port. (EAR).
The county must also submit
an annual Capital Improvement
Program Update by Dec. 1 each
year. This year's, for fiscal
years 2008-09 through 2012-
13, lists utilities (water and
wastewater), stormwater, trans-


adamantly oppose it.
Efforts to get U.S. 17 four-.
laned through the county began
over 50 years ago. It is one of
the primary reasons the state
See U.S. 17 2A

Motor Vehicles.
While on sexual-offender
probation, he must adhere to a
strict curfew, submit to random
polygraph examinations and
undergo special evaluation and
treatment designed for sex


portation, solid waste, and
parks and recreation projects
for the next five years.
Where will the projected
$33,262,540 come from?
A lot of it is state grant funds,
over $8 million in the current
fiscal year.
One of the most interesting is
the $350,000 Florida Recrea-
tion Development Assistance
Program funds for Hardee
Park, off Altman Road just
north of the Agri-Civic Center.
Work is progressing on Phase I
of the youth recreation park, the

This block between Third and Fourth streets and fronting U.S. 17 will be the new home for Dollar General Store. The
future of the old frame home which sits on the south end of the site remains uncertain; it may be demolished.

S-Heartland Chorale

hristmas Treasures

. .Photos 4,5D

Local Kids Write

To Santa Claus

.. .Section C

NOW Is Time To Speak

Man Gets Prison In

Child's Pregnancy

County Plans For $33

Million In Projects

2A The Herald-Advocate, December 18, 2008

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U.S. 17
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Phase 1 Improvements ,.
I Phase 2 Improvements -, '

Figure 1: Phase 1 and Phase 2 Improvements

(from the DeSoto/Hardee County Line to north of Charlie Creek)

Business U I u U U
Non-Profit 0 1 0 1 1

ROADWAY COST ITEM (Estimated Cost)

Construction Costs SO 549.322.851 537.297.072 524.129.359 561.426.431.
Roadway/Pond Right-of-Way Costs SO 514,324,000 51,535,800 $3.395.000 $4,930,800
Crossover Right-of-Way Costs $0 50 5286,100 SO S286,100
Wetland Mitigation $0 51,127,346 $1,040.718 $338.995 $335,236
Design (10% of Construction Costs) $0 5$4932,285 $3,729,707 $2,412r936 S6,128,353
CEI (15% of Construction Costs) $0 $7,398,428 S5.594,561 $3,619,404 $9,192,529
TOTAL $0 $77,104,909 549,483,958 $33.895,694 $83,379.652
Improvements Include:
1 4-lane divided roadway along existing U.S. 17 alignment.
2 2 new NB lanes w/in railroad right-ol-way. 2 crossovers, and curve correction to SB lanes at Fish Branch Road
3 Reconstruction of SB Lanes.

~ Kelly's Column

As of Friday afternoon there were 12 copies of Spessard
Stone's history books left, entitled "Hardee County Its Heritage
and People." The Herald-Advocate and Cats On Main each had 3
books and the author, 6.
Spessard lives on South Seventh Ave. in Wauchula. He is 64
and lives alone since his mother is in a nursing home. He is in a
wheelchair, having been paralyzed in June 1960 when he dove
head first into Payne Creek near Bowling Green.
Dr. Ross Hendry and Double J Restaurant provide him with a
meal Monday through Friday. Does anyone want to help him with
a weekend meal?

The current Florida orange crop is estimated by the USDA to
be 165 million boxes. The grapefruit estimate is 23 million boxes.
Citrus grower Kenny Sanders reported last week the current
cash price offered to growers is a weak 70 cents a pound solids.
Americans need to drink more orange juice. It is a very healthy

The Florida Municipal Electric Association reported 1,000
-kilowatt hours in Wauchula cost consumers L23.95, according to
a Lakeland Ledger news story. Sone a higher charge,
.led by Key West at $164.87 and. llahasf at $157.80. Fort
Meade's rate was $140.86, Bartow $132.86 and Lakeland $119.39.
The cheapest was Blountstown, ranked 36th, at $98.62.

Evangelist Michael Guido, who holds a doctorate of divinity,
reports the average American will spend 157,000 hours getting an
education and 134,000 hours of work until age 65. He says we will
spend eight hours a day to sleep, eight hours to work, and eight
hours to eat and relax. Everyone has 60 minutes to an hour.
Guido advises a verse in the Bible: "Don't be fools, be wise:
make the most of every opportunity for doing good."

Jeff Wahlen, national president of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity,
encourages young men to become leaders by "always be positive,
encourage, compliment, criticize ideas not people, set good exam-
ples, and offer hope."
As a UF student Wahlen followed a Pi Kap tradition to "marry
up." I found a partner Kris, who is nicer, brighter, harder working
and all-around better than me. She was- at Florida State, and I was
at Florida. So, I did what every red-blooded American man in my
position would do,- I shamelessly chased her across the state and
transferred to FSU. They have been married 22 years and have two
sons, 12 and 9.

President George Bush, has good reflexes. Speaking, in Iraq
recently he dodged two shoes thrown at him by an irate TV jour-
nalist from Iraq.
One Wauchula man said Monday that Bush presided over a
strong American economy his first-seven years in'office in addition
to keeping America from being attacked again by terrorists. It will
be up to historians to judge the Bush presidency.
I wish Barack Obama only the best as he becomes our nation's.
44th president in January.
Bush's brother, former FloridaGo'v. Jeb Bush,-is considering
running for U.S. senator in Florida in 2010, as Republican Mel
Martinez, a Cuban exile, will.not seek re-election, partly because
he was too closely aligned with the policies of President Bush.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist reports Florida has nearly two mil-
lion small businesses. The governor married Carole Rome earlier
this month in his hometown of St. Petersburg.

Florida Trend's Florida Small Business ,magazine recently
reported the Florida lottery from 1988 to mid 2007-generated near-
ly $48 billion in ticket sales, over $18 billion for education, and
nearly $2.7 billion for the over 13,000 Florida retailers who sell lot-
tery tickets. Retailers receive a 5 percent commission on ticket
sales and a 1 percent cashing bonus on the redemption of winning
tickets. '

Patrick Garbin, author of the book entitled "The 50 Greatest
Plays in Georgia Bulldogs Football History," considers No. I as the
Buck Belue to Lindsay Scott 93-yard touchdown pass on Nov. 18,
1980, to beat Florida 26-21. Georgia won the national title that sea-
son. The Georgia coach was Vince Dooley, and Florida's coach was
Charley Pell. The play came on third down and 11 with 1:20 left in
the game.' .

Continued From 1A

Uinc, may contact carver.
Animal Control would also
like' to remind Hardee County
residents that the $15,000 grant
received for feral cats to be
neutered or spayed for free is
still in effect. The grant allows
for residents who live outside of

city limits to trap feral cats,
have them spayed or neutered
for free, and return them back
into the wild.
For more information go to and
click on the Animal Control

acquired the old railroad prop-
erty from Zolfo Springs to the
DeSoto County line and beyond
Since March 2006 the U.S. 17
four-laning plan has changed
several times. The current pro-
posal is for two northbound
lanes to be constructed east of
The Bluffs along *the old
Seaboard Coast Line right of
way that the state has owned for
years. The current U.S.17 lanes
west of The Bluffs would
become the southbound U.S. 17
pair (see map).
This plan would, decrease
needed right of way by 334
acres and decrease from -four
relocations .to two, rlocatiins
(Garner Baptist Church and one.
residence .will have to be moled
either way). It reduces phase I
of the project from $77.1 mil-
lion to $49.5 million- (see
attached chart). It includes a
new bridge over Charlie Creek
for the northbound lanes. It also
includes noise abatement barri-
ers to reduce traffic noise by
The Bluffs.
The northbound pair would
be two 12-foot lanes with a six-
foot inside shoulder and. an out-
side eight-foot outside shoulder,
four feet of which would be
In phase I, the curve at Fish
Branch Road on the southbound
lanes would be flattened and
crossover connections located
at Fish Branch Road and Bron-
co Drive.
There are no construction
monies in the DOT work plan
for -the next five years. Some
time after the northbound lanes
were completed, the two south-
bound lanes would be resur-
. faced and widened.

That plan is obviously dis-
tasteful to the 345' residents at
The Bluffs who don't want to
live between two major high-
ways. At Monday's. meeting,
they again threatened to "pur-
sue our legal rights," feeling the.
divided highway would reduce.
property values.
Paul Stummit spoke for sthe
association. The 205 landown-
ers pay $250,000 in property
taxes and don't want to live in a
median. The northbound lanes
would be within 15 feet of 13
homes, the safety Iwall eight to
16 feet from the highway,,said
Resident Bess Walton esti-'
mated homes would be deval-
ued by $5,000 to $50,000. "We
love Hardee County with its
grpve s, and ranches, churches,
etc. Brookside Bluffs is a jewel
in Hardee County. We want
equal sacrifice from all taxpay-
Catherine Bennett added that
the county granted permits for
these homes, that there's an
eagle's nest only 600 feet away
and there would be humans
within five to 10 feet from the
Jason Laman, owner of the
adjacent Brobkside Bluffs Golf
Course, said the northbound
way would be within 45 feet of
the course which has been there
16 years. Over 40,000 rounds of
golf are played there, 60 percent
from out-of-county residents,

He said he might have to close
if the northbound lanes are put

All five Hardee County Com-
missioners and County Man-
ager Lex Albritton were at
Monday's meeting, along with
Wauchula Mayor David Royal,
city commissioners Ken Lam-
bert and Connie Spieth and City
Manager Rick Giroux. Kirstin
Minnefield represented U.S.
Rep. Vern Buchanan.
Commission Chairman Dale
Johnson spoke first. "This pro-
ject (four-laning the rest of U.S.
17) will not get off the ground
without using ili8 Failroad right
of w 'ay U.S. 171four-laning is
the most important thing we can
do in Hardee County. It is need-
.d for growth, a major airport
and major business. There's no
construction dollars in the five-
year DOT plan."
, Royal 'said he agreed with
Johnson. "We need the four-
laning for Hardee County and
thie city of Wauchula to grow. It
will also help Charlotte, DeSoto
and Polk counties. It's a hurri-

cane evacuation route. I want
Hardee County jobs for my two
Glen Bowen, a longtime
Gardner resident said, "I've
learned you cannot please
everyone. The U.S. 17 route can
go west or on the railroad; we
just need it done now. I have no
axe to grind on where the road
goes, but it's needed for growth,
evacuation and as a vacation
route. Let's stop fighting.
President-Elect Barack Obama
said he will release money for
roads and other infrastructure.
Florida could get $7 billion
from the stimulus package. This
U.S. 17 is an emergency for the
welfare of Hardee County. The
only reason I favor the north-
bound route on the railroad is
due to its cost and getting it
Speaking for the Economic
Development Office, Bill Lam-
bert said, "We endorse the one-
way pair. We need a road and
we need it now. Hardee County
is an areas of critical economic
concern to the 30,000 people in
Hardee County."
Richard Farwell, owner of a

hydroponic u-pick operation at
the intersection of Fish Branch
Road said, "It's a hazardous
intersection. The speed limit
drops. Consider the safety of
drivers. Let's get the road
Steve Johnson favors the split
highways. "People in Brook:
side Bluffs would not have to
cross lanes of traffic. It can be
quicker if we use the railroad
for northbound and be in two
different project years.
Staff writer Jim Kelly con-"
tributed to this report.
Luck is the residue of design.
-Branch Rickey

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way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
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December 18, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A

Bowling Green Buys

A New Police Car

'In honor of National Young Readers' Day on Nov. 11, Hilltop Elementary School teach-
ers invited members of the community to read to their classes, In hopes of Inspiring
students to develop a passion for reading. Some of these volunteers Included mem-
bers of the Hardee County School Board and the Sheriff's Office, principals and teach-
rs from other schools, and employees of local businesses. Each class enjoyed lis-
ening to a volunteer. Some volunteers simply read a book of their choice or the book
he class was already reading. Others had the class participate in a Readers' Theater
presentation. Some readers even dressed up as characters in their books or provided
1he class with snacks that went along with the stories. Both the students and the vol-
,nteers raved about their exciting National Young Readers' Day!

Wildcats Scratch Panthers 66-62

Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats had the
final blow in Friday's home bat-
tle against Mulberry.
The 'Cats led at the end of the
first period and at halftime, fell
behind at the end of the third
quarter and had to stage a late
fourth-quarter rally to win the
game 66-62.
The effort continues this
week as Hardee played at Se-
bring on Tuesday and starts a
three-game series in the Port
Charlotte tournament with a
game today (Thursday) at 4
Hardee started last week on
.the down side, losing Tuesday
,at home against Palmetto in the
girl-guy double-header of varsi-
ty-only squads. The -Tigers
outscored Hardee in each quar-
ter and gained momentum
throughout the evening to close
out with an 85-57 win, with all
.starters still in the game.
Trevante Rhodes was the
leader for Palmetto with 25
'points, while Reggie Baity
added 17 and Cameron Earhart
K For Hardee, junior Antjuan
Jones scored in each period for
.-22 points, but his teammates
were held in check. Jarrell Ellis
had seven, Postene Louisjeune
six, Tre' Anderson and Keshun
-Rivers each five points, Jajuan
Hooks three, and Justin Brom-
ley and Lucas Juarez each two
It wasn't any easier on
Thursday night at home against
"Sarasota Booker. Hardee nearly
kept pace in the first half, down
only 28-20 at halftime, but the
Tornadoes ran up the score in
4the second half for the 69-39
Hardee had no answer for
Stone Holloway, who scored at
will, hitting five three-point
goals and seven deuces for 27
points. No other Tornado had
-more than eight points.
For the Wildcats, it was
Jujuan Hooks with 11 points,
Louisjeune and Jones each
.eight, D'Vonte Hooks four,
Bromley and Anderson each
(three, and Ellis and Rivers each
a free throw.
Hardee got it together for the
Friday home game against
Mulberry. The Panthers tore off
to a 6-0 start in the first minute
of the game. Hardee climbed
'back in the game and made it a
110-9 game at the two-minute

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mark. Ellis rebounded his own
shot and drew a foul to put
Hardee up 12-10 and by the end
of the first period Hardee led
Things reversed in the second
stanza, when Hardee jumped
out to a 19-12 advantage before
the Panthers battled back to cut
it to 26-24 with a minute left in
the half. Jones went off a.
Louisjeune screen for a three-
pointer and Panther junior
Javarius Hagan hit a deuce to
make the halftime score 29-26.
Panther junior John Minne-
field sank one-of-two at the
charity stripe to start the second
half, cutting Hardee's lead to
29-27. Jones answered with a
steal and layup and ,Jajuan
Hooks hit one-of-two technical
foul shots after a Panther
slapped the backboard trying to
disrupt a shot.
It remained close until Tony
Brown tied the game at 33-all
midway through the third peri-
od. Lee Amos rebounded a
Minnefield shot, but Jones
again stole the ball and drove
downcourt, dishing to Ellis for a
shot which knotted the game
again at 35-all.
After a Hardee time-out Mul-
berry made a mini-run to lead
45-39. Louisjuene fed Ander-
son and Panther Vince St.
Hilaire responded. Jones nailed
a trey. It was 47-44.
Brown opened the fourth
period with a three-pointer to
give Mulberry a six-point edge.
Hardee would not quit. Jones
drove to the hole. Anderson
stole the ball and fed Jones on
the run for another deuce.
Hagan and Jujuan Hooks
traded shots. Wildcat Carl
Brown stole the ball, but Ander-
son, who was fouled hit only
one.-of-two. It was a 52-51
Minnefield kept Mulberry in
the game with back-to-back
shots in the key. Mulberry led
56-51 midway through the
fourth period.
Within a minute Hardee had
knotted the game. Jujuan Hooks
took a pass from Jones and sank
a trey. Ellis grabbed a defensive
rebound and went all the way
for a deuce. Amos got a deuce
.and Hardee answered with a
Hooks trey to take the lead 59-
In the final two minutes,
Mulberry went from a 62-59
lead to losing the game, as
Hardee would not give in. Elllis
rebounded a Jones shot. Louis-
jeune was fouled and hit both
free throws. Hardee led 63-62.
Keshun Rivers entered the
game and was fouled, adding a
free throw for a 64-62 lead.
After a Panther timeout,
Jones stole the bll and dished
to Louisjeune for the game-
clincher and a final score of 66-
"It's good to end the week
with a win. Our district compe-
tition is so stout. It's tough for
us because we're so young. It
will be our overall work habits
that will enable us to score well.
Jujuan (Hooks) came out ndore
aggressively to give us the
chance to win," said head coach
Vance Dickey.
The short-handed Panthers,
all sevei of them, shared scor-
ing, with Minnefield with 17

and Amos with 18 points.
Brown had 10, Hagan nine, St.
Hilaire four, and Roderick and
Christian Rosario each two
For Hardee, Jajuan Hooks
topped all scorers with 21
points. Ellis finished with 16,
Jones and Anderson each eight,
D'Vonte Hooks two, and Rivers
and Brown each one point.
The Hardee JV are young and
inexperienced, with only two
players who played high school
ball last season. The junior
'Cats only played twice last
week, losing to Booker 48-22
and to Mulberry 55-36. In each
game Hardee started slowly and
just could not catch up, even
with better play in the second
half of each game.
Against., i Booker freshman
Deonte Evans had nine points.
soph Quinton Carlton seven,
soph Reggie Snell four points
and freshman Dalton Hewett
two points. ,
Against Mulberry, scoring
was better. Carlot led with 14
points, while Evans, and broth-
ers Ivan and Ricardo Fermin
each had seven points. Jeremy
Rowe hit one-of-two at the free-
throw line. Others in the game
were Jessie Belcher, Murrell
Winter, Sammy Cisneros, Snell
and Hewett.

Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green City
Commission on Dec. 9 voted to
buy a new city police car for
$31,451 from Bobby Jones
Ford in Georgia. Alan Jay Ford
bid $32,970.
The city had budgeted
$35,000 for the car, said city
manager Yvonne Kimball.
Kimball reported city police
officer Rob Ehrenkaufer is also
serving as the city's safety coor-
dinator. "We hope to reduce the
city's worker's compensation
insurance rates," said Kimball.
The commission approved a
$100 Christmas bonus for city
employees, the same as last
Former city manager David
Elbertson said the Grove Street
drainage project is 97 percent
complete and should be fin-
ished within a few days.
Kimball said she would con-
tact Billy Griffis about his
request to extend Pyatt Park
baseball field hours of opera-
The commission approved
the Bowling Green Elementary
School crossing street marking
proposal for Church Street.
Angela Prioleau of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) said he office has
money to loan at low interest

rates or matching grants for var-
ious city projects, including
economic development. City
Clerk Pam Northup said the city
still owes money on five loans

for sewer and water projects,
including four loans with the
USDA. The loans were made in
1970, 1984, 1994, 1995 and

Former mayor and former acting city manager Perry
Knight receives a plaque of appreciation from Mayor
Randy Mink. Knight is still on the city commission.

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Bowling Green Mayor Randy Mink presents a plaque of appreciation to David
Durastanti for his 23 years of service to Bowling Green as a city commissioner, city
manager and youth sports director. Durastanti was recently elected as county super-
intendent of schools.

Men have made an Idol of If you were in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and traveled due
luck as an excuse for their north, the first foreign country you would hit would be the
own thoughtlessness. United States. Detroit, Michigan, is just across the Detroit
-Democritus River from Windsor.

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Obituaries -

Betty Jean Miller, 64, of
Wauchula, died Friday, Dec. 12,
2008, at her home.
Born Aug. 27, 1944, in
Holland Mo., she came to
Wauchula in 1972. She was day
care owner and member of the
Faith Assembly of God.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Daniel Miller; three
daughters, Vivian Wampler of
Wabash, Ind., Debbie Baucom
and husband Mark of Bartow
and Theresa Robinson of
Bartow; seven grandchildren,
Trenda Wiggins, Teah Dean,
Dustin Dean, Kodie Dotson of
Bartow, and Don Wampler,
Becky Hatfield and Kimi
Dugan of Wabash, Ind.; 12
great-grandchildren; five sis-
ters, Dorothy Sorrels Barrows
of Zolfo Springs, Roseann Vale
of Glasgow, Ky., Peggy Josett
of Jacksonville, Clara Mae
Caldwell of Kennett, Mo., and
Bessie Baker of Gobden, Ill.;
and two brothers, Billy Ray
Sorrels of Zolfo Springs and
Shady George Jr. of Kennett,
Visitation was Sunday, Dec,
14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services were
held Monday at 10 a.m. at the
Faith Assembly of God with
Pastor Jim Miller officiating.
Interment followed at Paynes
Creek Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Home

Hans L. Jurczik, 85, of Se-
bring, died Tuesday, Dec. 9,
Born Nov. 10, 1923, in
Sidney, he was a freight agent
for 42 years and a veteran of
World War II.
Survivors include his wife of
60 years, Gladys Jurczik; two
daughters, Vickie McCormick
and husband Mike of Bisbee,
Ariz., and Nancy Lambert and
husband Mark of Lake Placid;
one brother and two sisters in
St. Petersburg; and two grand-
Services are private.
Brant Funeral Chapel

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Juanita Keen Colson, 85,
of Wauchula, died Sunday,
Dec. 14, 2008, at Wauchula.
Born in Manatee County
on Dec. 2, 1923, she came to
Hardee County from Mana-
tee County in 1955. She was
a homemaker and attended
New Elim Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, L. Hoyle
Colson; one brother, John
Keen; and one great-grand-
daughter, Karee Layton.
Survivors include one son,
Buddy Colson and wife Vir-
ginia of Wauchula; four
daughters, Margaret Bennett
and husband Dewey of Zolfo
Springs, Cherry "Tiny" Ford
and husband Mike of
Bowling Green, Mary Charl-
ton and husband Steve of
Adolphus, Ky., and Erma
Carlton and husband Winston
of Wauchula; one brother,
Williard Keen of Florida;
three sisters, Opal Buzbee of
Greenfield, Mo., Evelyn
Smith of Hanover, Mich., and
Shirley Bass of Wimauma;
17 grandchildren; 34 great-
grandchildren; and 10 great-
Visitation will be from 10
to 11 a.m. today (Thursday)
at the funeral home. Services
will follow at. 11 a.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel with
the Rev. Dwayne Willis offi-
ciating. Interment will follow
at Wauchula Cemetery.

Robert Marlin "Tiny" Ball-
ard Sr., 73, of Zolfo Springs,
died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at
Florida Hospital Wauchula.
Born July 7, 1935, in Lemon
Grove, he was a native and life-
long resident of Hardee County.
He was a restaurant owner, a
member of Elks Lodge, a mem-
ber of First Baptist Church of
Zolfo Springs, and was a veter-
an of the U.S. Army serving in
the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife,
Linda B. Ballard of Zolfo
Springs; one son, Robert
"Bobby" Ballard Jr. of
Inverness; three daughters,
Charlene B. Johnson of Haines
City, Robin A. Deakel of
Haines City, and Kimberly
Wright of Cedar, Mich.; two
stepsons, Scott Page of Cape
Coral, and Douglas Page of
Arcadia; one brother, Maurice
Ballard of Zolfo Springs; two
sisters, Martha Martin of Wau-
chula, and Carolyn Loudermilk
of Nashville, Tenn.; 11 grand-
children; and one great-grand-
Visitation will be from 3 to 5
p.m. today (Thursday) at the
funeral home. Services will fol-
low at 5 p.m. at the Brant
Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the Robert
Ballard Family.
Brant Funeral Chapel

George Steve .Craig, 47, of
Arcadia, died Thursday, Nov.
27, 2008.
Born July 22, 1961 in
Wauchula he was a lifelong res-
ident of Arcadia. He was a truck
Survivors include his mother,
Christine Perry of Arcadia; four
daughters, Danielle, Christine,
arind Stephantie Craig of Arcadia,
and Ciji Craig of Wauchula;
four brothers, Jimmy Craig of
Arcadia, David Goins of
Tennessee, Jason Perry of Fort
Myers, and Michael Perry of
Arcadia; two sisters, Theresa
Morris of Wauchula and Brenda
Garafello of Fort Myers.
Robarts Funeral Home
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Betty Jean Miller, 64, of
Wauchula, died Friday, Dec.
12, 2008, at her home.
Born Aug. 27, 1944, in
Holland Mo., she came to
Wauchula in 1972. She was
day care, owner and member
of the Faith Assembly of
Survivors include her hus-
band, Daniel Miller; three
daughters, Vivian Wampler
, of Wabash, Ind., Debbie Bau-
com and husband Mark of
Bartow and Theresa Robin-
son of Bartow; seven grand-
children, Trenda Wiggins,
Teah Dean, Dustin Dean,
Kodie Dotson of Bartow, and
Don Wampler, Becky Hat-
field ahd Kimi- Dugan- "of
Wabash, Ind.j2 2 great-grand-
children; five sisters, Dorothy
"Sorrels Barrows" of Zolfo
Springs, Roseann VMIe of
Glasgow, Ky., Peggy Josetnof
Jacksonville, Clara Mae
Caldwell of Kennett, Mo.,
and Bessie Baker of Gobden,
Ill.; and two brothers, Billy
Ray Sorrels of Zolfo Springs
and Shady George Jr. of
Kennett, Mo.
Visitation was Sunday,
Dec. 14, from 2 tb 4 p.m. at
the funeral home. Services
were held Monday at 10 a.m.
at the Faith Assembly of God
with Pastor Jim Miller offici-
ating. Interment followed at
Paynes Creek Cemetery.

Brant Funeral
"Our family serving your family"
404 W. Palmetto St.,

Juanita Keen Colson, 85, of
Wauchula, died Sunday, Dec.
14, 2008, at Wauchula.
Born in Manatee County on
Dec. 2, 1923, she came to
Hardee County from Manatee
,County in 1955. She was a
homemaker and attended New
Elim Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, L. Hoyle Colson;
one brother, John Keen; and
one great-granddaughter, Karee
Survivors include one son,
Buddy Colson and wife Vir-
ginia of Wauchula; four daugh-
ters, Margaret Bennett and hus-
band Dewey of Zolfo Springs,
Cherry "Tiny" Ford and hus-
band Mike of Bowling Green,
Mary Charlton and husband
Steve of Adolphus, Ky., and
Erma Carlton and husband
Winston of Wauchula; one
brother, Williard Keen of
Florida; three sisters, Opal
Buzbee of Greenfield, Mo.,
Evelyn Smith of Hanover,
Mich., and Shirley Bass of
Wimauma; 17 grandchildren;
34 great-grandchildren; and 10
Visitation will be from 10 to
11 a.m. today (Thursday) at the
funeral home. Services will fol-
low at 11 a.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel with the Rev.
Dwayne Willis officiating.
Interment will follow at Wau-
chula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

Benny Owen Dyal, 75, of
Sebring, died Sunday, Dec. 14,
2008, at Florida Hospital
He was born in Nocatee and
lived in Wauchula from 1959 to
1989. He was a Korean War
veteran of the U.S. Army, mem-
ber of Southside Baptist Church
in Sebring and founded Dyal
Painting Contractors.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Arthur and Sally
(Harman) Dyal; and one sister,
Lenora Cavis of Arcadia.
Survivors include his wife,
Ruth Evelyn Dyal of Sebring;
one son, Donnie Dyal and wife
Judy of Sebring; three brothers,
Edwin Dyal, Arthur Wilson
Dyal and wife Mildred all of
Arcadia, and Tomas Dyal and
wife Maxine of 'Keystone
Services will be at 11 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 19, at Southside
Baptist Church of Sebring with
family receiving friends one
hour prior. Interment will fol-
low at 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge'
Cemetery of Arcadia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Southside
Baptist Church.
Morris Funeral Chapel

Emily Lee Berry, 63, of
Wauchula, died Thursday, Dec.
11, 2008, at Avon Park.
Born April 24, 1945, in Kins-
ton, N.C., she came to Wau-
chula in 1980 and was a mem-
ber of New Jerusalem Church
of God.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, James Willie and
Esther Wood.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Fred C. Berry of Wau-
chula; one daughter, Esther
Phillip of Newborn, N.C.;
Visitation was Wednesday,
Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the funeral home. Services
followed at 2 p.m. at the
Robarts Garden Chapel with
Pastor Juanita Wright officiat-
ing. Interment followed at
Magnolia Manor Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

Leodegario Montalvo, 68, of
Wauchula, died Saturday, Dec.
6, 2008, at his home.
Born Oct. 2, 1940 in Mexico,
he came to Hardee County from
Mexico 25 years ago. He was a'
laborer for a radio station.
Survivors include two
nieces, Seturnina Moreno and
Maria Solis and one nephew,
Jose Moreno all of Wauchula.
Visitation was Thursday,
Dec. 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the
funeral home. Services fol-
lowed at 3 p.m. at the Robarts
Garden Chapel with the Rev.
Teodoro Mata officiating. In-
terment followed at Wauchula
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
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Hans L. Jurczik, 85, of Se-
bring, died Tuesday, Dec. 9,
Born Nov. 10, 1923, in
Sidney, he was a freight agent
for 42 years and a veteran of
World War II.
Survivors include his wife
of 60 years, Gladys Jurczik;
two daughters, Vickie
McCormick and husband
Mike of Bisbee, Ariz., and
Nancy Lambert and husband
Mark of Lake Placid; one
brother and.two sisters in St.
Petersburg; and two grand-
Services are private.

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404 W. Palmetto St.,

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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, im-
mediate survivors and funer-
al arrangements. The list of
survivors may include the
names of a spouse, parents,
siblings, children and chil-
dren's spouses and grand-
children, and the number of
great-grandchildren. If there
are no immediate survivors,
consideration of other rela-
tionships may be given.

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Emily Lee Berry, 63, of
Wauchula, died Thursday,
Dec. 11, 2008, at Avon Park.
Born April 24, 1945, in
Kinston, N.C., she came to
Wauchula in 1980 and was a
member of New Jerusalem
Church of God.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, James Willie
and Esther Wood.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Fred C. Berry of Wau-
chula; one daughter, Esther
Phillip of Newborn, N.C.;
grandchildren; and a host of
Visitation was Wednesday,
Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at the funeral home.
Services followed at 2 p.m. at
the Robarts Garden Chapel
with Pastor Juanita Wright
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Magnolia Manor

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Leodegario Montalvo, 68,
of Wauchula, died Saturday,
Dec. 6, 2008, at his home.
Born Oct. 2, 1940 in
Mexico, he came to Hardee
County from Mexico 25
years ago. He was a laborer
for a radio station.
Survivors include two
nieces, Seturnina Moreno
and Maria Solis and one
nephew, Jose Moreno all of
Visitation was Thursday,
Dec. 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. at
the funeral home. Services
followed at 3 p.m. at the
Robarts Garden Chapel with
the Rev. Teodoro Mata offici-
ating. Interment followed at
Wauchula Cemetery.

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George Steve Craig, 47, of
Arcadia, died Thursday, Nov.
27, 2008.
Born July 22, 1961 in
Wauchula he was a lifelong
resident of Arcadia. He *vas a
truck driver.
Survivors include his
mother, Christine Perry of
Arcadia; four daughters,
Danielle, Christine, and
Stephanie Craig of Arcadia,
and Ciji Craig of Wauchula;
four brothers; Jimmy Craig of
Arcadia, David Goins of
Tennessee, Jason Perry of
Fort Myers, and Michael
PITry of Arcadia; two6 sisters,
Thpresa Morris of Wauchula
and Brenda Garafello of Fort

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Robert Marlin "Tiny"
Ballard Sr., 73, of Zolfo
Springs, died Monday, Dec.
15, 2008 at Florida Hospital
Born July 7, 1935, in
Lemon Grove, he was a
native and lifelong resident of
Hardee County. He was a
restaurant owner, a member
of Elks Lodge, a member of
First Baptist Church of Zolfo
Springs, and was a veteran of
the U.S. Army serving in the
Korean War.
Survivors include his wife,
Linda B. Ballard of Zolfo
Springs; one son, Robert
"Bobby" Ballard Jr. of
,Inverness; three daughters,
C-arlene B. Johnson .of-
Haines CiiR'6bRn1fA'i-Dakel
of HainescCity, and Kimberly
Wright of Cedar, Mich.; two
stepsons, Scott Page of Cape
Coral, and Douglas Page of
Arcadia; one brother, Mau-
rice Ballard of Zolfo Springs;
two sisters, Martha Martin of
Wauchula, and Carolyn
Loudermilk of Nashville,
\Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and
one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 to
5 p.m. today (Thursday) at
the funeral home. Services
will follow at 5 p.m. at the
Brant Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to the Robert
Ballard Family.

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A Daily Thought
iTherefore, the Lord Himself
wUl give you a sign: the vir-
Sgin will be with child and will
give birth to a son, and will
call Him Immanuel... For to
us a child is born, to us a
son is given .. and He will
Sbe called Wonderful Coun-
*selor, Mighty God, Everlast-
ing Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6 (NIV)
And the angel said, "Do not
be afraid, Mary. God loves
you dearly. You are going to
be the mother of a son, and
you will call Him Jesus. He
will be great and will be
known as the Son of the
Most High. His reign will
never end.
Luke 1:35 (PME)
In those days a decree went
out from Caesar Augustus
that all the world should be
taxed. . And Joseph went

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(Please publish In THE HERALD
pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 15 day of
December, 2008, and
Entered In. Case No. 25
S.2008 CA 000472, o j1he
S Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for
Hardee County, Florida,
Plaintiff and RAFAEL A
defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the AT NORTH
HOUSE of the Hardee
County Courthouse, in
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 7 day of
January, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth In said Final
Judgment, to wit:

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990
(ADA), disabled person who,
because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to partici-
.pate In this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at
417.W. Mairf Street, Wauchula, FL
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,Dated this 15 day of Dec, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


up trom Galilee, from the city
of Nazareth, to Bethlehem to
be enrolled with Mary . .
And she gave birth to her
first-born son and wrapped
Him in swaddling clothes
and laid Him in a manger,
because there was no place
for them in the inn.
Luke 2:1-7, selected verses (RSV)
Now when Jesus was born
in Bethlehem of Judea, in
the days of Herod the king,
behold, here came wise men
from the east to Jerusalem,
saying, "Where is He that is
born King of the Jews?" ..
And they saw the young
child with Mary His mother,
and fell down and worshiped
Him, ... and they presented
unto Him gifts, gold and
frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 2:1-2a, 11 (KJV)
The angel said (to the shep-
herds), "Do not be afraid; r
have good news for you.
There is great joy coming to
all people. Today, in the city
of David, a deliverer has
been born the Messiah,
the Lord, and this is your
sign, you will find Mary and
Joseph and the baby lying in
the manger. . and all who
heard were astonished at
what the shepherds said.
Luke 2:9,16,17 (NEB)
At the end of eight days, the
time came for Him to be cir-
cumcised, and He was
called Jesus, the name
given by the angel to Mary.
.. And Simeon, a devout and
righteous man, took the
child in his arms and
blessed Him. "My eyes have
seen Thy salvation, Lord,
which You have prepared for
all people." . And a

Youth Tryouts
On Saturday
All youth from fourth
through seventh grade who
are interested in playing
youth basketball must attend
tryouts on Saturday, begin-
ning at 9 a.m. in the old
junior high gym off South
Florida Avenue.
Registration forms can be
obtained from P.E. coaches
and need to be returned with
$15 registration fee, checks
made out to Hardee County
Midget League Basketball.
Anyone interested in coach-
ing or helping, or who has
questions, can call Carl
Coleman at 781-9641.

Come Play
A pickleball scramble will
be held at Torrey Oaks RV
and Golf Resort (formerly
Wagon Wheel RV) Saturday
at noon. This racquet sport is
for all ages and played on a
court with a net.
The RV and Golf Resort is
located on 2908 Country
Club Drive, off Bostich Road,
Bowling Green. For more
information, go to www.pick-

Ministry To
Give Back
Higher Ground Ministry will
be giving out tickets Sunday
for gifts like bikes, cell
phones, toys, etc. to less for-
tunate families for the. holi-
days. Tickets will be given
from 11 to 11:40 a.m.
Gifts are limited, so come
early to 1258 W. Main Street.
For more information, call
Michelle or Addie at 863-

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prophetess, Anna, coming
up at that very hour, gave
thanks to God, and spoke of
Him to all who were looking
for redemption.
Luke 2:21,25,26a,31,36,38 (RSV)
But Mary treasured up all
these things and pondered
over them ... They returned
to Galilee, to their own town
Nazareth. The child grew big
and strong and full of wis-
dom, and God's favour was
upon Him.
Luke 2:19,39b-40 (NEB)

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

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2008-09 Florida Orange Crop

Estimate Is 165 Million Boxes

The U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) released
its December orange crop fore-
cast for the 2008-2009 season,
reducing its earlier estimate by
1 million boxes to 165 million
"Florida citrus growers need
higher returns to handle in-
creased production costs due, in
part, to unprecedented disease
pressures and high input
prices," said Michael W.
Sparks, executive VP/CEO of
Florida Citrus Mutual. "Hope-
fully, the reduced crop will spur
higher prices to growers."
"At the same time, the indus-
try is sitting on historically
'large inventories of juice and
we need to move some of that

product out of the pipeline,"
Sparks continued. "Despite
these and other challenges fac-
ing Florida citrus, I'm opti-
mistic this is going to be a good
year for growers."
blications/Citrus/cpfp.htm for
the complete USDA estimate.
The USDA makes its initial
forecast in October and then
revises it monthly until the end
of the season in July.
The USDA maintained its
prediction that 23 million boxes
of grapefruit will be produced
in 2008-09.
A lower forecast for early and
midseason varieties in Florida
accounts for the estimate's

The German prince, Albert, after his marriage to Queen
Victoria, brought the custom of decorating a Christmas tree to
'England and German immigrants brought it to America.

decrease. The early and midsea-
son crop is now projected at 87
million boxes, down from 88
million boxes, and Valencias
are projected to total 78 million
boxes this season.
Florida specialty fruit stayed
the same; the USDA predicts
1.5 million boxes of tangelos
and 4.9 million boxes of tanger-
ines. The yield for from con-
centrate orange juice (FCOJ) is
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Among the large group of Hardee Junior High Lady Wildcats this season are (seated, from left) managers Alex
Ulrich, Honesty Martinez and Emily Albritton; (kneeling) Bailey Carlton,. Kayla Nichols, Destiny McClellan, Ashley
Armstrong, Shreya Patel and Alyssa Casso; (standing) Head Coach Andy Maddox, Carleigh Coleman, Desiree Smith,
Alexan Maddox, Robyn Tanksley, Carlista Brown, Allison Allen-Hunter, Nyshira Jackson, Ana Saldivar and Assistant
Coach Regan Davenport.

The smaller junior high Wildcat team includes (first row, from left) Justin Forrester, Keyon Brown, Kris Johnson,
Garrett Albritton and Luke Palmer; (back row) Head Coach Carl Coleman, manager Patrick Carlton, Kain Casso, C.K.
"Sunshine" Douglas, Jacob Neuhofer, Kramer Royal, Daniel Boehm, Luke Winter, Zachary Neuhofer and Assistant
Coach Bryan Pelham.

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Greetings from Fort Green!
It seems like Fort Green
Baptist is trying to set a record
with how many meals we can
have in a month! Wednesday
the 10th was our business meet-
ing followed by our Christmas
dinner. Saturday night, the 13th,
Fort Green had the annual
Ladies Night Out.
A former pastor's wife,
Sheila Spears, started this. The
tradition has continued and the
men serve the ladies in a sit-
down meal. Dr. Ross Hendry
was the guest speaker and pre-
sented a terrific talk. His grand-
pa, the Rev. J.N. Hendry, was a
pastor at Fort Green. He was
affectionately known as Brother
Newel. Arden Rawls intro-
duced Ross, even though he
probably did not need any intro-
duction. She remembered his
grandpa, as he was the pastor
during her early years.
Ross mentioned that women
do a good job unconsciously
mentoring men. Also, one of
the philosophies he was raised
on was wear it out, use it up,
and don't throw it out. Most of
my generation was raised on
this practice.
Our Ladies Night Out theme
was Old-Fashioned Christmas,
and our fellowship hall was
decorated with items of cloth-
ing, dresser scarves, butter
crocks, a pedal sewing machine
and many other items ro longer
used. The Christmas tree had
paper chains made by the GA
Carol Brown took the GA
girls to the Sebring mall where
they collected money 'for the
Lottie Moon offering. Accom-
panying Carol to the mall were
Tammy Waters, Elizabeth
Powell and Judy Bargeron.
This enabled the girls to win
their Lottie Moon patch to put
on their sash. Girls receiving
patches were Holly and Hannah
Brown, Kasie Powell, Brianna
Waters, Cassidy Wilson, Bailey
Skinner, Destiny Fields and her
cousin, Ashley. Little K-Lynn
Simpson went and even though
too young for the GA's she
received a patch for when she is
older. The girls had a good time
and they all enjoyed eating in
the food court.
Then last Sunday, the 14th,
we had another, covered-dish

dinner in honor of Brother
Brian and his family. He will
be entering the mission field
further south and be in the
process of building churches.
His mother, Paula, his sister,
Stephanie, and her son, Tim
from Tampa, and a friend, Ivan
from Brazil, came over to enjoy
the day with them. His dad is a
pastor in Tampa and could not
attend. Many photos were.
taken and he expressed hisW
appreciation to the church.
Friday night, the Senior Adult
Sunday School Class will haves
its annual Christmas party,i
which includes another cov-
ered-dish dinner! Then we are.
astonished when the scalesO
change! We do have a\good
time, and I have been fold 't is a|
Baptist tradition to enjoy, eat-,
B.J. and Steve Haney are en-.
joying Mary Shannon iand&
Hunter, who are visiting ,from
North Carolina. They plan to1
leave on the 23rd so they will,
be home in time for Santa Claus,
to make his visit at .Hunter's
home. As smart as Santa is, iti
is still better to be where you;
usually are for his visit. |
Leo and Leila Blink missed)
church this past Sunday. He isl
having problems with his leg.
Hopefully the doctor can find!
the problem and make him!
good as new. Also, Sherman,
"beeped" Ronald Waters the
other day to get Will's phone!
number and Ronald was in'
Lakeland in the hospital. Said
he had been there for 10 days
while they ran tests. He got the!
results finally and they are not,
good. He will begin chemo
shortly. Please remember to,
pray for both of these men.
Bayleigh Pierstorff sang a
beautiful song, "Star of Bethle-
hem," last Sunday night and did
a tremendous job. This young
lady has a powerful and beauti-
ful voice.
We were told that three cars
were broken into at the Crews-
ville church recently. The ladies
purses were in sight and the
robbers just broke the windows.
You would think cars would be
safe at church but this; proves
they are not..
Pray for all and call with the

Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee Junior High
hoop squads warred with visit-
ing Sebring in the only game
last week.
It was a defensive game for
the Wildcats, until both teams
went on a fourth-quarter ram-
page, which carried Sebring
from a two-point deficit to the
50-47 win. Hardee girls, mean-
while, had to cope with a dis-
proportionate number of fouls.
There were only six called on
Sebring while Hardee was
called for three times as many,
18 fouls, eight of which resulted
in free throws that nearly made
the difference in the 22-12 final
This week's only game was
on Monday evening at home
against Hill-Gustat.
Play resumes Jan. 8 with a
trip to Lake Placid. After that,
there will be four games before
the season concludes on Jan.
Against Sebring, the Hardee
boys found themselves in a bat-
tle royal. Hardee trailed 14-10
after the first eight minutes, but
bounced back with 13 points
while holding Sebring to just

four, giving the Wildcats a 23-
18 halftime advantage.
That reversed a bit in the
slow third period, with Hardee
limited to five points and
Sebring getting eight. Hardee
clung to a two-point edge when
the period ended.
When 6-4 Garrett Albritton
fouled out early in the fourth
period, it cut into Hardee's
game plan and gave Sebring a
distinct advantage, which they
used to collect 24 points to just
19 for Hardee.
Joshua Austin topped Sebring
with 20 points, 10 in the fourth
quarter when Albritton was no
longer able to stop him. Ulysses
Taylor was the only other
Streak in double digits with 11
points, five in the final period.
Although fouls calls were
about even, 16 on Hardee, 20
on Sebring, the ones on Hardee
sat Kris Johnson and Albritton
down and limited Keyon Brown
with four fouls. No Sebring
player had more than four.
For Hardee, three players
were in double digits. Kain
Casso hit from long range with
a quartet of treys and three-of-
four at the charity stripe for 15
points. Albritton added 14 and

Brown 13. Johnson and Kramer
Royal shared the other points.
Other young Wildcats are
Daniel Boehm, Justin Forrester,,
Zachary Neuhofer, Luke Palm-
er, C.K. Douglas, Jacob Neu-
hofer and Luke Winter. The
manager is Patrick Carlton.
Meanwhile, the Hardee girls
were stymied in the first half,
trailing 10-4 at halftime. Hard-
ee gradually increased scoring,
but were handicapped when
Robyn Tanksley and Kayla
Nichols each had four fouls.
Sebring's high scorers had six
and five points respectively,
five of them coming at the free
throw line. A total of six of 10
free throws in the fourth period
spelled Hardee's doom.
For Hardee, Alexan Maddox
scored five points, Shreya Patel
three and Allison Allen-Hunter
and Tanksley two apiece. Other
Hardee players are Bailey
Carlton, Carleigh Coleman,
Ashley Armstrong, Ana
Saldivar, Nyshira Jackson,
Destiny McClellan, Alyssa
Casso, Carlista Brown, Desiree
Smith and Nichols. The man-
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December 21, 2008

Special Service 10:00 am
Children's Church 10:20 am

Anointed Praise and Worship

Special Christmas Message with drama
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Drama Ministry

Christmas Program ,

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Living Well
By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator

Each year you rush through the holidays in a frenzy of shop-
ping, cleaning, eating and traveling. You spend too much. Your
stressilevel goes through the roof. You feel exhausted.
After the holidays you vow that next year you will do things
differently. You will reconnect with the true spirit of the holidays.
,Good news! Next year is here!
Before you get too caught up in the holiday hustle, remember
the hassles of last year, then think about how you can bring spiri-
tuality and helpfulness to this year's table. One suggestion: vol-
unteer. It's good for others and good for you. Whatever your inter-
ests are, you can find an organization right in our community that
needs some kind of help, whether it is for art, kids, schools, sports
groups, the library, the hospital, youth groups or your place of wor-
While you are helping.pthers, there is so much in it for you,
too. You will be focusing on whatreally matters, connecting with
the outside world which brings a sense of purpose, and building
relationships with the new people in your life.
And you Will be healthier! Scientific research shows that pos-
itive social interactions boost the body's ability to heal itself,
reduces blood pressure and chases away anxiety. Having a larger
social circle helps to lower our risk of heart attack, stroke and heart
This holiday season, why not reach out to others and find ways
to make the season more meaningful?

Country Christian

Concert Sunday

Reality Ranch will host a spe-
cial concert on Sunday.
The concert will feature
Christian country musician
Danny Ray Harris.
Admission is free to every-
one' The concert/service will
star. at 11 a.m.
Food and fellowship will fol-

low. Anyone wanting to attend
is asked to bring a party food or
dessert. Come and help cele-
brate because "Jesus is the rea-
son for the season."
Reality Ranch is located two
miles east of Zolfo Springs on
SR 66. For information about
the concert, call 863-773-8600.

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Is Tonight
Get ready for a cabaret!
The Hardee Senior High
School Cabaret will present its
Fall Cabaret tonight (Thurs-
day), beginning with dinner at 6
p.m. The program will begin at
6:30. It will be held at the Panda
Restaurant on southbound U.S.
17 in Wauchula.
The Cabaret is under the
direction of David Radford.
The program will be packed
with great Christmas favorites
such as "Blue Christmas,"
"Christmas (Baby Please Come
Home)," "Dance of the Sugar-
Plum Fairy" and "The First
Noel." There will be a medley
-of the songs "Sleigh Ride,"
"Winter Wonderland" and "Let
It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It
Snow!" The medley is called
"On with the Snow!"
Also included is "Hot Choco-
late" from "The Polar Express,"
"Where Are You Christmas?"
from Dr. Seuss' "How the
Grinch Stole Christmas," a
Ukrainian folk tune called
"Sleigh Bells," and "Happy
Holidays/Auld Lang Syne."
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tax and tip is the only charge.
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school, 773-3181, extension
230, for further information.

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Growers in the Panhandle and southern Peninsula welcomed
rains of up to 8 inches. Santa Rosa and Jefferson counties received
showers of 4.16 and 7.86 inches, respectively. Many areas of the
southern Peninsula received between I and 2 inches of rain along
with Hillsborough and Lake counties of the central Peninsula.
Major cities averaged high temperatures in the 70s and 80s with
lows ranging in the 20s to 60s. Daytime temperatures reached
highs in the 70s and 80s; lows from the 20s to 50s.

A significant amount of cotton was recorded still in the field
around Okaloosa and Walton counties. Recent rains were predicted
to have damaged some of the crop. These same rains delayed the
planting of winter wheat in the area. Potato growers began planti-
ng in Putnam County. Union County reported the lack of progress
of small grains due to inadequate rains. Farm activities included the
planting of pine trees in the Panhandle. Topsoil moisture was most-
ly adequate in all areas. Subsoil moisture was mostly adequate in
the Panhandle, central Peninsula, and southern Peninsula but short
in the Big Bend area.
MoueTopsoil Susoil
Ratinure This Last Last l nIs Last Last
ng week week year week week Year
Very short 10 4 16 14 6 16
Short 20 28 43 15 27 47
Adequate 63 67 41 67 63 37
Surplus 7 1 0 4 4 0

Planting of cabbage continued in Flagler County but vegeta-
bles were stressed in Union County due to lack of moisture.
Strawberries looked good in Bradford County but harvest was
delayed a couple weeks in Hillsborough County due to the unsea-
sonably cold weather. The vegetable crop in Collier and Lee coun-
ties lagged behind due to continued cool weather. Florida City har-
vested and packed avocados, beans, okra, squash, and zucchini,
tomatoes, and eggplant. Fort Myers harvested greens, radishes, and

The pasture condition throughout the State was very poor to
good. In the Panhandle area, most locations received considerable
rain, but the condition of the pasture was very poor to fair due to
previous drought. Late winter forage planting has been delayed as
fields became too wet for field work. Some winter pastures grew
enough to be grazed which improved the condition. Winter grazing
small grains, ryegrass, and clovers were doing well but generally
were not ready for grazing. Cattlemen were depending on "stand-
ing hay" (frosted, end-of-season pasture) and feeding of supple-
mental hay necessary until the first of January when winter forage
is ready. Cool season forages and small grains suffered significant
erosion and stand damage from huge amounts of water moving
over fields from torrential rains and flooding was a significant
problem in many fields. Any fertilizer applied in the past two
weeks was lost. Cattle ponds, which were nearly dry from the past
three years of drought, were significantly recharged. Cattle condi-
tion ranged from poor to excellent. In the northern area, some addi-
tional planting of cool season forages was noted prior to the rain.
Existing cool season forage was making slow progress due to dry
conditions prior to this rain event. Additional acreage of cool sea-
son forage and grains will be planted this week. Pasture forage in
the Big Berid counties was limited by drought and small grains
were not coming up because it was too dry. Cattle condition was
fair to good. In the central area, winter pasture began to grow, but
.subsoil moisture was still very dry from fall drought conditions and
frost set pasture grass back. Cattle condition was mostly fair. In the
Southwest area, frost has browned off pastures in some places.
Statewide, cattle condition ranged from very poor to excellent with
most fair to good.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Very poor 1 1 10 5
Poor / 5 4 20 25
Fair 44 45 45 50
Good 45 45 25 19
,Excellent 5 5 0 1
The week began with sunny days and temperatures reaching
the low to mid-80s in the complete citrus producing area. Towards
the end of the week, a strong cold front came through bringing rain,
wind, and much cooler temperatures. Although rainfall was not as
much as expected, all areas received at least half an inch, with
coastal areas in the west receiving just over an inch. Both coasts
were reporting moderately dry conditions and welcomed the much
needed rain. Early-midseason orange harvesting was nearing the
maximum level it is expected to reach for the season. Over five
million boxes were processed for the week, not including Navels.
Many of the plants were receiving smaller size fruit than average.
Maturity test revealed much higher ratios than last season on all
orange varieties, but lower ratios on grapefruit. Most fresh fruit
packinghouses were open and packing for fund raising groups.
'Demand has picked up steadily since Thanksgiving and has proba-
bly peaked for the season on oranges arid early tangerines. Other
than harvesting, grove activity included cleaning up groves in
preparation for harvesting, some fertilizing, and a small amount of
Estimated Boxes Harvested Week Ended
Crop Nov30 [ Dec 07 Dec 14
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and mid oranges
(including Ambersweet) 1,906 4,741 5.337
Navel oranges 202 329 344
Grapefruit 395 573 644
Fallglo tangerines 0 1 0
Sunburst tangerines 142 228 263

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the
wind for revealing them to the trees.
-Kahlil Gibran


soccer fields. Later this year,
work will follow on the ball
fields. That will make 2,164
acres of park and recreation
facilities available for county
FRDAP grants are in three-
year cycles, with another
$400,000 in 2011-2012 to com-
plete the soccer and ball fields,
including concession stands,
spectator seating, restrooms and
the like which aren't all getting
done this year.
Another $4.6 million this
year will complete a lot of
roadwork, resurface the rest of
Florida Avenue all the way
north to its junction with U.S.
17, plus work on College Hill
Road, Steve Roberts Special
and Moffitt Road. In addition,
Industrial Development funding
will complete upgrades on
Gebhart Road, which will
become the commercial entry
road to the Commerce Park off
SR 62.
There's $3.3 million this year
for several facets of the
Wauchula Hills water/waste-
water expansion, most of the
funds coming from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection with some matching
county funds. In later years, this
will include Vandaloh water
and wastewater upgrades.

Florida Statutes Chapter 163,
Part II mandates counties and
municipalities maintain long-
range planning, update it annu-
ally, and describe how growth
management, mining, economic
development and natural re-
sources will be enhanced and
The county of 632.2 square


Elizabeth Faulk, 97, of Wau-
chula, died Tuesday, Dec. 9,
2008, at Wauchula.
Born May 24, 1911, she was
a homemaker and member of
Will Duke Church of Christ in
Survivors include two.
daughters, Christine Pace and
Mary Armstrong, both of
Wauchula; -five sons,,Roy Faulk
of Wauchula, Tommy Faulk of
Lakeland, Thomas Faulk of
Wauchula, Owen Faulk Jr. of
Wauchula, and Danny Faulk of
Sebring; one sister, Nettie
Whiley of St. Petersburg; and
many grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and great-great-
Visitation will be held Fri-
day, Dec. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at
the church. Services will be on'
Saturday at 2 p.m. at Will Duke
Church of Christ of Wauchula.
Williams Funeral Home

miles is bisected by U.S. 17, its
major transportation route, as
well as SRs 62, 64, 64A and 66.
The county has about 27,700
residents, a good majority in the
three municipalities.
In the last five years, 796.13
acres from the unincorporated
areas have .been annexed,
492.72 for Zolfo Springs'
wastewater fields, 360.33 for
Wauchula and 6.09 acres for
Bowling Green.
Agricultural land uses about
78 percent of the county's
404,821 acres. There's about
65,500 in conservation and wet-
lands, and smaller amounts in
the recreation, public building,
highway mixed use (commer-
cial, industrial and housing),
and the residential categories
mixed use, rural center and
town center.
Since at least the 1970s, agri-
culture-related activities and
phosphate mining have been the
primary economic base of the
county. There is increasing
interest in developing other
economic opportunities to
improve the $18,752 per capital
income of county residents. In
the last five years jobs have
increased from 7.170 to 8,197,
adding 14 percent or 1,027 new
Presently 22.8 percent of the
county is youth under age 14.
Between 15 and 44 is the largest
segment, 44 percent. Nearly 20
percent is ages 45-64 and near-
ly 14 percent over 65.
The long-range goal is plan
for well-planned growth and
minimize urban sprawl. Parti-
cular growth areas in town and
rural centers to which infra-
structure (water and sewer) can
be concentrated.

Continued From 1A
Ezelle also said Duck may
have no contact with his victim,
the victim's family, or with the
child born as a result of this
case. Duck may not have con-
tact with other children under
16, either, the judge ordered.
Duck was arrested by the
Hardee County Sheriffs Office
on July 15 of this year.
It was a case that began in
June of 2007, when detectives
received a report from the state
Department of Children &
Families regarding the pregnan-
cy of a 13-year-old child.
Officials estimated the girl
became pregnant on or about
April 10 of 2007. A baby boy
,was born on Jan. 21 of this year.
DN# swabs taken from the
newborn showed Duck to be the
father, Sheriffs Office spokes-
man Maj. Claude Harris Jr. said.
The girl told investigators
that Duck had been in a rela-
tionship with her mother, but
that whenever her mother left
the home, Duck would engage
in sexual activity with her.


Continued From 1A

Roberson visited Dollar
General Store's Web site, and
sent an e-mail to the company
on a Friday. By Monday, a
developer contacted the town.
"We were excited," she remem-
bered. "He told us what they
were looking for in size and in
property location."
Town officials began a
search, checking property re-
cords online and finding five or
six possible sites, which were
then e-mailed to the developer,
Roberson said.
"He came down and looked
at them, narrowing them down
to three," she said.
But the best property, the one
across from the Post Office and
the high foot traffic it generates,
was too small for the store's
needs. At that time, she ex-
plained, only the northern por-
tion was up for sale.
Then the southern half of that
piece of land, the part holding
the frame house, went up for
sale, too.
"We contacted the developer
and told him," Albritton said in
describing the chain of events.
He spoke with the Realtors
involved in both land offerings,
then asked the town to rezone
the land from residential to
commercial and to close an old
alleyway that existed on the
Both were finalized last
"We did everything on our
side to try to help them and get
them in here," Albritton said.

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likely a metal one, will be situ-
ated on the back of the lot, fac-
ing U.S. 17, with parking out
front. There will be entrances
from both Third and Fourth
"It's going to be nice, really
nice," she said.
Dennis Wood, of McVay-
Wood Engineering in Lakeland,
was present for last week's
meeting with the site develop-
ment plan. Construction will
take four months from the time
all permits are secured, he esti-
"We're a real little town,"
Albritton concluded after the
zoning matters were done, "and
we're just happy they were
interested in us enough and
were good enough to come
down and take a look at us."

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Cool Cats from kindergarten who were on their very best behavior were (front row,
from left) Oscar DeLeon, A.J. Rodriguez, Vicente Chaidez, Margarita Severlano-Juan,
Alan Pina and Yacquelin Villalva; (back row) Roberto Flores, Arianna Rodriguez,
Joelynn Carver, Alfonso Venegas-Baez, Esmeralda Morales and Kaylen Barringer; all
-shown with Assistant Principal Melanie Henderson and Princioal Jan Becklev.

'first graders from Zolfo SpringsElemintary who excelled these past nine weeks
'iMcluded (front row, from left)Mateo Rivera, Marcos Marquez, Myrka DeLaTorre,
:Roberto Gutierrez and Brayan Diego; (back row) Stephanie DeLeon, Lizbet Ramos,
,Taleia Moreno, Jesus Jurado and Briana Montero; all shown with Assistant Principal
;Melanie Henderson and Principal Jan Beckley.

%Cool Cats from the second grade were (front row, from left) Rose Vang, Mike Trevino,
Claudia Rojo, Jared Rickett, Luis Angeles and Anahi Villa-Munoz; (back row) Michaela
,lein, Gabby Willis, Kaylle Carver, Rolando Reyes, Javier Garcia and Alexis Mundell; all
shown with Assistant Principal Melanie Henderson and Principal Jan Beckley.

Third graders on the honor roll Included (front row, from left) Aaron Zuniga, Mason
Block, Christian Hernandez, Maria Reyes and James Vue; (back row) Austin Reynolds,
Fengchy Vue, Ashja Camel, Milagros Estrada and Lovely Lee; all shown with Assistant
Principal Melanie Henderson and Principal Jan Beckley.

Fourth grade Cool Cats that were the apple of their teachers' eyes were frontt row,
from left) Tamara Griffis, Cha Lor, Daisy Chapa, Jordan Myers, Stephanie DeSantiago,
Daisy Santa Maria, Jonatan Cisneros and Araceli Munoz; all shown with Assistant
Principal Melanie Henderson and Principal Jan Beckley.


Fifth grade Cool Cats that were role models at Zolfo Springs Elementary included (front
row, from left) Josie Hancock, Pabla Vue and Ashley Trone;. (back row) John
Hernandez, Alex Hinojosa, Nolan Bonett and Devin Fairfield; all shown with Assistant
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Kindergarteners at Bowling Green Elementary who stood out from all the rest were
(front row, from left) Adan Molina, Adalia Rivera, Jennifer Cuevas, Giovanni Lopez,
Adrian Sanchez and Amy Reyna; (back row) Chloe Martinez, Andrew Arreola, Autumn
Hall) tIonica Hernandez, Javier Figueroa and Acting Principal Kathy Clark; not pic-
turedi Juan Gonzales.

Proud Panthers from the first grade that made good grades included (front row, from
left) Emilio Martinez, Luis Gapi, Faith Thompson, Jason Garcia and Pablo Torres; (back
row) Ta'Cariya Pyatt, Hunter Trevino, Isaly Alamia, Marisela Hinojos, Emilio Garcia,
Meregildo Velazquez, Gerardo Flores, Lusero De la Cruz; not pictured,-Destiny Drew.
Acting Principal Kathy Clark congratulated the honorees.

Fourth graders from Bowling Green Elementary who showed good conduct were (front
row, from left) Isis Garza, Carlos Camacho and Vanessa Avila-Reyes; (back row)-Acting
Principal Kathy Clark, Mark Hernandez, John Juarez, David Badillo, Leydi Lopez and
Regan Tyson; not pictured, Destiny Gonzales and Carlos Gutlerrez.

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Proud Panthers from the fifth grade that showed good leadership skills included (front
row, from left) Aracelis Velasco, Anita Reyes, Martha Hernandez and Angelica.
Gallegos; (back row) Zachary Coronado, Santos Lopez, Ashley Forrester, Brianna:
Juarez, Ulisa Rivera, Brandon Rivera and Acting Principal Kathy Clark.

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Israel Lopez, Cassidy Wilson, Kaprian Powell, Dacie Luna Morena, Aracely Sanchez
and Miguel Onitveros; (back row) Kasie Powell, Zackary Durastanti, Miranda Adame,
Yennifer Nunez, Carlos Fabiah-Rodriguez and Miracle Thompson; all shown with Acting
Principal Kathy Clark.

Third grade Proud Panthers included (front row, from left) Alicia Rivera, Angel Valerio,
Samuel Godinez-Garcla, Stephanie Figueroa and Jasmine Mendoza; (back row) Juan
Molina, Casey Juarez, Jenny Lopez, Jose Luis Santiago, Oscar Valadez, Destiny
Vidaurri and Acting Principal Kathy Clark.

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Wedding Plans

Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Cooper
Kristin Chavis &

Wes Cooper Wed

Kristin Laura Brown Chavis
became the bride of Wesley
Martin Cooper at the Andrew
Johnson Club House in Greene-
ville, Tenn., on Oct. 25.
The bride, of Greeneville,
Tenn., is the daughter of Roy
Lee Brown of Greeneville,
Tenn. and Lawanda Peavy of
Wauchula. The groom is the son
of Rick and Jill Cooper of
Greeneville, Tenn.
Officiating at the ceremony
was the Rev. Josh Knight.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her father. She wore a
full-length white satin dress
with a sweetheart bodice
adornedd with rhinestones- and'"
pearls. Her veil was elbow-
)ength and topped with a comb
accented with blue rosebuds.
Sister of the groom Molly
Cooper served as maid of
honor, and'Deanna Cansler of
Greeneville, Tenn., served as
bridesmaid. They wore full-
length baby-blue satin dresses.
Flower girl Tara McNutt

wore a full-length white satin
dress. The bride's son, Corbin
Lee Chavis, was the ring bearer.
The best man was Matt
Shepard of Greeneville, Tenn.
Groomsmen were Josh Peltier
and Jonas Cansler, both of
Greeneville, Tenn.
Following the ceremony, a
wedding reception was held
at the clubhouse. Three separate
cakes, differing in height, were
on glass stands. The cakes
were decorated with blue roses
and had white buttercream
After a honeymoon trip to the
Smoky Mountains, the couple
are'-at home- in Greeneville,
The bride is a 1999 graduate
of Hardee Senior High School.
She is currently employed at
Greeneville Stone and K&W
Clerical Services.
The groom is a 2004 graduate
of Greeneville High School,
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David George Sleeper, both are
residents of Gainesville.
The bride-to-be is the daugh-
ter of Richard and Terry Barone
of Bowling Green. The pro-
spective groom is the son of
David and Jan Sleeper of

The couple will exchange
vows on Saturday, Dec. 20, at
St. Augustine's Catholic
Church of Gainesville. Music
will begin at 2:10'iltthe after-
noon, with the ceremony com-
mencing at 3.
A wedding reception will fol-
low at Steve's Caf6 Americain
in Gainesville.


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of toys to the Faith Assembly of God Church in Bowling
Green. Prior to any toy pickups arrangements must be
made with the church by calling Pastor Jim Miller at 375-
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ny at Paynes Creek Historic
State Park in Bowling Green on
Saturday, Sept. 9.
The bride, of Lake Wales, is
the daughter of Polly and David
"Rico" Rodriquez, also of Lake
Wales. The groom, of Lake
Wales, is the son of Carl and
Brenda Daniels of Wauchula.
Officiating at the ceremony
was Victoria Parker of Lake
Wales, a friend of the family.
The bride, given in marriage
by her parents, wore a full-
length white gown embroidered
with an array of black flowers
complemented by a white tulle
veil. She carried a silk bouquet
of lavender and white flowers.
The maid of honor was Kayln
Niwinski of Lake Wales. The
bride's twin sisters, Amber
Reas of Wauchula and Amanda
Albritton of Lake Wales, served
as bridesmaids. Each wore a
tea-length black dress trimmed
in white with matching white
necklaces, a gift from the bride,

Victory Praise Center of
Bowling Green invites every-
one to come watch "Wise Men
Are Lost," a Christmas puppet
show, today (Thursday) at 7
There will be cake and ice
cream following the show. The
church is located at 132 E. Main
St., Bowling Green.

and carried lavender bouquets.
Brother of the bride Kaleb
Albritton, of Lake Wales, serv-
ed as best man to the groom.
Groomsmen included Orrin
Parker, the bride's brother-in-
law, and Robert Reas, uncle of
the groom. They wore black
slacks and white shirts with
matching boutonnieres.
Flower girl was Kamber Hed-
rick and ring bearer was Kacin
Pulliam, both of Lake Wales.
They wore black and white to
complement the rest of the wed-
ding party.
Music during the ceremony
was managed by brother of the
bride J.B. Wilkins, of Lake
Wales while his wife, Ashley,
directed the procession.
Following the ceremony, a
wedding reception was held
under a pavilion in the park. It
was decorated with the wedding
colors black, white and laven-
der. A buffet dinner was served
to the wedding party.
The couple is making their
home in Lake Wales.

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Special To The Herald-Advocate
On. Nov. 18, I had an experi-
ence of unbelievable joy! That's
the date my grandson Mason
Quinn went before Hardee
County Judge Jeff McKibben
and had his name changed to
Russell Ryan Pearson III.
Legally changing your name
is no small feat. As a matter of
fact, Mason spent a period of
two years completing the paper
work that is required. And now
he must go through all the dif-
ferent documents necessary to
make this change final.
When you make any change
one has to change his or her
Social Security number, dri-
ver's license, employment
information, etc. Russell is mar-
ried to Maria Rojas who is
employed by the Wauchula
Police Department. Maria had
to make these changes also.
But, she has been so supportive
and helpful to Russell.
Ru'ssell's three children,
Mercedes, 13, Summer, 11, and
Mason, 5, and Maria's two
daughters Marissa, 9, and
Miranda, 8, have now had their
last name changed to Pearson.
Why would this be so important
to someone to go to this
expense and the time it takes?
Russell knew from the day he
was born our family loved him
and thought he was special. He
visited his Granddad Russell
and me over the years, and I
have many wonderful memo-
ries. Russell Pearson Sr. would
share his own childhood memo-
ries and told him of his family
roots dating back to the 1800s.
.Mason, as a child, would
show an unbelievable interest in
the family history. Little did we
know how this tiny seed planted
in the mind of this small boy
would someday change us all. I
was quite pleased that as
Russell III got older he and his
father Rusty became closer and
Not only do they look alike
they have the same manner-
isms. Over the phone, I can't
tell them apart. He is very close
to his Aunt Debbie Giddens,

Aunt Lori Pollard and all of the
grandchildren. I must point out
how proud I have always been
of Russell III and now seeing
the fine Christian husband he is
to his wife Maria and a loving
father to his children and step-
father to Maria's two daughters
who lost their father.
So I asked Mason why he had
decided to change his name and
that of his children. He told me
he should have been given the
Pearson name when he was
born and this needed to be cor-
rected. Mason, now Russell
Pearson III, feels it is very
important for his children to
have family roots and history.
He was close to his granddad
and his dad. He wanted to carry
on the family name.
I know if Russell Sr. were
still alive, he would be extreme-
ly proud of this wonderful
young man. Russell Sr had a

military funeral, and I was pre-
sented with the American flag. I
gave this flag to the new
Russell Pearson III. No one
deserved it more. Now that I
have Russell III, Maria and
their five children, I experience
so much joy and pride. The best
part . Russell III and Maria
are expecting a baby boy on my
birthday, Dec. 27.
Oh and guess what he will be
named. Yep, Russell Ryan Pear-
son IV. Wow! God has truly
blessed me with a wonderful
Christian husband, three great
children, seven grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren. I
thank God every day. Merry
Christmas everyone.
Russell Ryan Pearson IV was
born Dec. 10. He weighed eight
pounds, 15 ounces. Dot Pear-
son and her husband, Roger
Jaudon, live in Avon Park. They
are former Wauchula residents.


Sara Rosenbaum, health education coordinator for Florida Hospital Heartland Division,
spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Dec. 3 at the Java Cafe in Wauchula. "We empha-
size the wholeness approach involving the body, mind and spirit," she said. She
warned against smoking and obesity which cause health problems. Up to 80 percent tof
diabetes cases and up to 60 percent of cancer cases can be caused by lifestyle and
choices, said Rosenbaum. Her office offers health screenings. Pictured (from left) are
club president Juan DelaTorre, Rosenbaum, Dr. Joseph Toulouse, and Sheriff-elect
Arnold Lanier.


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Dot Pearson Jaudon shown with Russell Pearson III and his wife Maria. In background
is Hardee Judge Jeff McKibben.

Willie Johns of Big Cypress spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Nov. 25 about the
Seminole Indians in Florida. There is a museum at Big Cypress. Seminoles came from
Muskogee Indians in the southeastern U.S. There were three Seminole Indians wars in
Florida, which became a state in 1821. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was passed to
move all Indians west of the Mississippi River. Some Seminole Indians remained in
Florida after the wars, and the tribe was recognized in 1957. Today there are 3,500
members of the Florida tribe, and they own cattle, sugar can, citrus, Hard Rock gam-
ing and restaurants. Florida has six reservations. Each tribe member receives about
$120,000 annually in dividends. Casinos are in Tampa, Coconut Creek, Hollywood,
Brighton and Immokalee. Shown (from left) are Dr. Mike McCoy, Willie Jones, Randy
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We welcome Melvin and
Karen Roberts to the Oasis.
They are from Ohio. We also
welcome from Iwoa, the Reas,
Stacys, and Staiders. We were
glad when Terry and Janet
Johnson pulled in from Canada,
safe and sound. Eunice and Bill
Lockwood from Va. arrived
safely Friday, and Fred Latimer
pulled in today. We welcome
Ed and Charlene back to the

The horseshoe players have
been in full force. You betcha
that those ringers will be heard
all over the park. We've grown
in numbers with more to arrive.

Our hosts for the birthdays
were Eddie and Don Phillips,
Mary Marr, Forrest and Alice
Grooms, and Rose Price. What
a wonderful job they did serv-
ing cake and ice cream. Those
having birthdays were Thelma
LeBright, Emma West, Joan
Newton, Bob Brae and Alice
Grooms. Emma and Charles
West, and Harry and Joan
Newton, will be celebrating
anniversaries. I hear this will be
the big 50 for the Wests.

Oh, that wonderful game of.
B-I-N-G-O! Thursday and
Tuesday we had 20 in atten-
dance. Jane Mellen won the
50/50, and the jackpot was
shared by Ralph Pavey and
Shirley Hyde. Tuesday, Shirley
Hyde won the 50/50,, and
Audrey Semler won the jack-

Our Pokeno players are
Shirley Hyde, Audrey Semler,
Neda Colston, Mary Marr and
Eddie Phillips. It will be excit-
ing to see who takes those pen-
nies home each week. Last
week and this week Shirley
seemed to have all the luck.

Every Sunday we have music
from 2 to 4 p.m. The talent that
comes out of this wonderful
gathering is amazing.

We've gained quite a few
players for this unique game.
Audrey Semler keeps them all
in line, where I would lose my
mind. Ray Moore and Gary
Hyde were the champs on
Friday's game. We had no play-
off on Tuesday.

Our sausage gravy and bis-
cuit breakfast saw fifty in atten-
dance. Fred Marsh and Forrest
Grooms did the cooking, while
Rose Price did the serving.
Cashier was Darlene Payne, sit-
ting in for Bertie Marsh while
she is recuperating from a fall.

Fred Lewis' daughter, Sandy
Palmer, was glad it was nice
and warm while visiting her dad
here at the Oasis. She came
down from Pennsylvania. Wel-
come Sandy.
Until we meet again next
week, may God's blessing be
with you.

Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Reggie DeSmet

As the piano was played by
Cheryl Conkle, 129 were greet-
ed by Carl and Shirley Harman,
Carlos Dennis and Mabel
Smith. The special music was
sung by the choir and three of
the men, Joe Boyer, Bob Bell
and Cloyce Swisher. They sang
" Beautiful Star of Bethleham,"
directed by Ardeth Johns.
We were blessed to. have
communion, led by Pastor Jim
Williams. This was the second
Sunday of Advent.

Our coffee hour was com-
plete with the deck of halls
done so well by Judy Perkins
and Cheryl Conkle, with their
elves helping. What a great new
look for our hall! The hayride
and lighting of the tree, with
munchies and punch, were
enjoyed at the manager's yard.
We had lighting of the tree in
front of the office and decora-
tions were judged with first,
second and third place winners.
New Year's tickets are going oh
sale at Teresa Wilhelm's house.
They are $6 per person. .
Our first 50/50 will have a
drawing at the next snack
breakfast. This drawing will be
for both the first set of tickets
sold by Sheila Banister and the
second set of tickets sold by
Edna Bell. Good luck to every-
Our craft sale was very suc-
cessful this past Saturday, done
by Teresa Wilhelm. The snack
bar was done by chief cook
Grady Faulkner and all his vol-
unteers. It was a great turnout.

We had many coupons given
away, and 50/50 was won by
Jeff Mayo.

Jack and Beverly Bremmer
have been married for 17 years.
They have an extended family
which includes seven children,
21 grandchildren and five great-
grandchildrpn. They, are from
Gayjord, Mich., and have been
coming to Pioneer Creek for 16
Jack retired as a postmaster,
and Bbverly worked as a bank
teller and secretary at a car
They have been very active in
our park over the years with ice
cream socials, sending cards, in
charge of dinners for horseshoe
as well as golf. They both play
cribbage every day, when they
can, but they have both been
recovering, him with cancer in
remission at this time and her
with heart surgery bypass.
Beverly is still in rehab, but is
looking better every day. They
both have been missed as they
couldn't come down as early as
They both want to let their
park family know how much all
the cards, prayers, e-mails and
calls mean to them. We are so
glad to have them back. They
have made great strides since
last season! We love them both.

Horseshoes was played on
Dec. 4 at Reflections Park with
14 throwing, and Pioneer Creek
won 19 to 13. Great job, keep
up the good work!

Orange Blossom RV
By Marilyn Catt


Welcome back to all that
have been returning. It is so
enjoyable to walk around the
park these days, with all the
,Christmas decorations and all
of our friends returning from
the North. If you look around,
you will also see all the
improvements to our park, from
the roads being resurfaced to
new concrete to flowers all
Pastor Case held his first
Worship Service on Dec. 7. It
was a very nice service and the
choir was very enjoyable. There
were 30 + people in attendance.
A reminder, services start at
8:30 a.m. There has been an
addition to the Chapel. There
has been 50 new padded chairs
added. thru the contributions of
all that attend, and also L.V. and
Ruth Ellis.
Our First Breakfast of the
season was held Dec. 6. We
were served pancakes and
sausage. It was well attended,
with 50 people that enjoyed the
breakfast. Our Association
President Ted Morris made
announcements of who was ill.
Then Fred Stahle, our own park
comedian, told a few jokes and
did the drawing for the
On Dec. 10 we all enjoyed
coffee and doughnuts. There
were 43 people there to enjoy
them. Ted Morris made an-
nouncements, and Fred Stahle

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By Georgianna Mills

again helped with the coupons
and his jokes. We all enjoy Fred
so much. He makes getting up
in the morning fun. I have no
clue where he finds all his
jokes. He has been a wonderful
treat to our park for many years.
We had a 'float in the
Christmas Parade again this
year. The workers on the float
were Gladys and Marvin Ruhl,
Ted and Joan Morris, Moe and
Millie Welbaum, Ferd and
Connie Fisher, and there were
several other park residents that
came back and give us a help-
ing hand when we needed to
move the church. Ferd Fisher
drove the float. The children
working on laptop computers
on the float were Courtney and
Connor Layman. The other rid-
ers on the float were Gladys
Ruhl, Pam Layman, and Connie
Fisher. We had six walkers
passing out candy, Dan and
Ruby Brown, Moe and Millie
Welbaum, and Roger and Judy
Bingo is played on Monday
and Thursday Nights. The last
two times we played we have
had two very lucky men. Ed
Denman won the middle cover
all, Dale Bohnett won the final
cover ,all. I sure hope they let
some of the rest of us play.
Cribbage is played every
Tuesday night now starting at 7
p.m. This week's winners are,
first place, Lee Jarvis; second

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place, Fred Stable; and third
place, George Jarvis. Now that
we are playing I hope that more
of our residents will come and
join us.
We play Euchre on Saturdays
and Wednesdays. The winners
for Dec. 3 are first place, Jack
Brief; second place, Harold
Coger. Third place was split
between Moe Welbaum and
Mary Lou Belanger. Betty Brief
had four loan hands, and Harold
Coger also had four loan hands.
There were no scores given for
Dec. 6. Everyone was at the
Christmas Parade. The winners
for Dec. 10 were first place,
Mabel Burns; second Judy

Hambel; and third place, Clair
Morin. Judy Hambel had four
loan hands. .
Other activities in our park:
sunday nights, Charlotte and
Billy Wilson have Karaoke.
Everyone is' welcome. On
Monday we have crafts at 1
p.m. with different ideas every
week. On Tuesday and Thurs-
days we have exercise classes at
11 a.m. On Wednesdays at 11
a.m. we have Line Dancing
Classes. Pokeno is played on
Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. You
can also play shuffleboard on
Wednesday and Thursday
mornings at 9:30 a.m., also on
Friday evenings at 7.

Artie McDonald and Jean Miller tell Mr. and Mrs. Santa
Claus what they would like for Christmas.

When grackles fly, they fold their tail feathers upward and use
the tail to steer.




December 18, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5B

Definitivamente, que bonito es el mes de diciembre por la gran
cantidad de festividades y dias importantes para la cultural y tradi-
ciones hispanas.
Al inicio, con la novena a la Virgen; luego, la celebration de
su aparicion en el cerro del Tepeyac, las mananitas el dia doce, la
celebration de las posadas; luego la navidad y a prepararse para
despedir a este ano y recibir al 2009.
Son dias de gran regocijo, de hermandad, de evaluar nuestra
vida en lo que fue del ano y lo que podria ser en los anos
Para muchas personas, significa trasladarse a otros lares a vis-
itar a nuestros series queridos; o bien, a otros nos toca recibirlos y
albergarlos y convivir fraternalmente en estas fechas de amor,
amistad y fraternidad.
Regionalmente, estamos ademas, ya en plena temporada de
la pizca de la naranja temprana; por lo que, es en estas fechas que
desde various estados de la nacion; confluyen a esta zona a la pizca
de los diferentes citricos que se cultivan en esta tan important
region agricola.
Es por esta razon, que nuestros pequenos poblados y ciudades
Saledanas se ven mas atiborrados en las calls tiendas, mercados y
n todo sitio public con nuestros hermanos latinos, que conviven
con nosotros hasta el final de la mencionada pizca. Bienvenidos!
Aprovecho la occasion, para desearles una feliz y fructifera
Sstancia en estas latitudes y todos los que vivimos aqui permanen-
tmente, hacemos votos para que retornen posteriormente con
ien a los lugares de su procedencia. Ya saben que aqui, siempre
ls esperaremos con los brazos abiertos.
1.) A beber y a tragar, que el mundo seva a acabar.
2.) A buen hambre, no hay pan duro.
3.) A cada puerco se le llega su sabado.
4.) A diario una manzana, es cosa sana.
5.) A done el corazon se inclina, el pie camina.
6.) A donde te quieren much, no vengas a menudo.
A 7.) A falta de pan, las tortas son buenas.
8.) A la occasion, la pintan calva.
\ 9.) A los tontos no les dura el dinero.
10.) A mas honor, mas dolor.
\ 11.) A pan de quince dias, hambre de tres semanas.
12.) A quien cuida la peseta, nunca le falta un peso.
\13.) A quien Dios ama, le llama.
14.) A quien nole sobra el pan, que no crie can.
15.) A quien Dios quipre para si, poco tiempo lo tiene aqui.
Viva la Virgen Maria! Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe; fueron
algunos de los jubilosos gritos emitidos al unisono por mas de mil
quinientos fieles catolicos que se congregaron el pasado domingo
siefe de los corrientes en el Pioneer Park de Zolfo Springs para cel-
ebrar el 475 aniversario de la aparicion de la Virgen Morena en la,
tilmia de Juan Diego, en el Cerro del Tepeyac de la ciudad de
Con una misa concelebrada por tres padres, en ingles, espanol
y creole iniciaron los festejos; al cabo de esta misa, se procedio a .
.la coronacion de la Imag de la Virgen Guadalupana, a cargo'de
un grupo de ninas, quiens vaistieron albos atuendos en significan-
cia de su pureza e inocencia infantil. Cabe senalar que a esta misa
acudieron los fieles que normalmente acuden a las tres iglesias
catolicas del condado Hardee: la iglesia de Bowling Green, la de
Zolfo Springs y de la propia Parroquia de San Miguel.
En su preciosa homilia, el Presbitero Teodoro Mata, explico
\~"- ~-- -- .-,TI T : ,,;s.,: arra-yTT' T., _';v'am.lI

Este es el fabuloso grupo juvenile "Haitian Sensation,"
que ejecuto una bonita danza en el ofertorlo.

nuestros Pueblos. En realidad, a los pueblos latinos nos unen
muchas cosas: la tierra, nuestro pasado, la lengua, la fe cristiana y,
de una manera muy especial, la devocion a Maria"
A esta multitudinaria misa acudieron gentes de diferentes
nacionalidades, razas y lenguas, mismas que participaron activa-
mente en todo el Programa disenado para esa tan grandiosa
fecha para los creyentes catolicos. Acudieron ninos y jovenes con
los atuendos tipicos del indio Juan Diego y de las guares.
Mencion especial, merecen el Grupo Juvenil Haitiano
"Haitian Sensation", quienes en una bonita danza, realizaron la
entrega simbolica de las ofrendas al Creador, durante la Misa con-
celebrada; ademas, el grupo infantil de Zolfo Springs, quienes
ejecutaron dos bonitas danzas indigenas en honor de Nuestra
Virgen Morenita del Tepeyac.
Tambien participo la juvenile cantante Viviana, quien hizo las
delicias de todos los presents, cantando siete bonitas modernas
canciones, recibiendo a cambio y en reconocimiento muy
calurosos aplausos. Tambien participaron en el event various DJs.
y grupos musicales, los que animaron much a los fieles, quienes
ya en una plena verbena popular, hasta bailaron y cantaron en
honor de nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe.
En entrevista direct con el Padre Teodoro Mata y tras pre-
guntarle sobre la real significancia de estas festividades, dijo que
esta fecha es muy significativa ya que el pueblo unido por una
misma fe, conserve sus tradiciones catolicas sin importar raza,
color, lengua, origen. etc. ya que todos estamos cubiertos por el
precioso manto de la Virgen de Guadalupe. Agrego, qufe el proxi-
mo viernes doce de diciembre, a partir de las tres de la manana,
los files llevaran las tradicionales mananitas a la Virgen del
Tepeyac, las cuales se prolongaran hasta las ocho de la manana y
por la tarde, a las seis y media, sera celebrada la Misa
Conmemorativa al 475 aniversario de su aparicion.
Una muy especial mencion y reconocimiento merecen todos
los organizadores, miembros encargados y auxiliares que
realizaron este tan precioso event. Queda como un buen prece-
dente para que en los anos venideros, sean cada vez mejor y mejor
realizados,siempre con la mira tendiente a fortalecer nuestra fe y
la conservation de nuestras bonitas tradiciones. Enhorabuena!

Soccer Warriors
By Luis Castillo

Con el gusto de siempre, les saludo a todos los futbolistas, afi-
cionados y espectadores de este tan bonito deported. Resulta que ya
Ilevan dos semanas jugandp la categoria de segunda fuerza y en
este pasado domingo, arraricaron las hostilidades los equipos de la
primera fuerza. Les hago la firme promesa que en la'siguiente sem-
ana les informare a detalle sobre lo ocurrido en estas categories.
En lo que respect a los juegos de infantiles, les inform que
en el primer partido celebrado el domingo pasado, el equipo
Pachuca goleo inmisericordemente a los orgullosos chiquitines del
Deportivo El Capire al son de seis balazos a cero. Resulta que a
los del Capire no les vinieron sus cinco jugadores provenientes
de Plant City y esto provoco que los chicos de Fort Meade se
sirvieran con la cuchara grande y ahora ocupan el primer lugar de
la tabla de clasificacion.
En el segundo partido, en un juego muy disparejo, los ninitos
del Cruz Azul perdieron por un gol a cero en el juego regular ante
sus rivals enr urno, el Puebla, a quienes se les comprobo clara-
-fiente al preguntarseles a various de sus integrantes sobre su ver-
dadera ed04, y result que alineo a varios ninos de doce y once
anos de edad, siend' diez la edad tope para esta categoria. Por lo
que, el equipo Puebla pierde este su tercer partido por alinear
jugadores excedidos de edad.
Ojala, que este sea un claro precedent para cortar de tajo
todas esas acciones fraudulentas tendientes a enfrentar a ninos de
doce en contra de otros de cinco y seis anos de edad. Todo
mundo penso que este equipo seria inscrito en la categoria U-13;
pero no, lo registraron en la U-ll;apesar de que solo tenian a dos
jugadores menores de once anos. Ni modo!
En el tercer partido de la jornada, los grandulones del Chivas
derrotaron en forma muy apretada a los luchones ninitos del Tigres
en un partido muy cerrado en la media cancha, pero muy Ileno de
emociones desde principio a fin. Con este resultado, los del rebano
se trepan a los primeros lugares de la tabla y obtienen un respiro



Estos son los ninos campeones del equipo America de
Infantil en el Torneo Otono 2008. Parados (Izquierda a
derecha): Oscar Duarte, Miguel Benitez,el entrenador
Timo Lopez, Alex Lopez, Mario Rondan, Jorge Cisneros,
Lafiro Lopez y Adan Benitez. Adelante: Juan Guerrero y
su hermanito menor, Jesus Lopez Jennifer Lopez;atras
del trofeo: Angel Cisneros, Leonel Duarte, Andy Lopez y
Roberto Rodriguez. felicidades!

...:. :,. -. .

Este es el equipo Cruz Azul de Zolfo Springs que par-
ticipo en el pasado Torneo de Otono en la categoria
Infantil en Wauchula. Atras, de izquierda a derecha:
Tomas Suarez, Jose Villegas, Santiago Ramos, Luis
Castillo Diego y Angel Villegas. Enmedio: Luisito Suarez,
Juan "Tico" Castillo, Daniel Alvarez, Julio "Pepinillo"
Castillo y la madrina: Elizabeth Castillo. Al Frente: -..;
Yesenia Villegas y las mascotas del equipo: Chonta y El
Mascarillas Eduardo Navarro, 1.


Fue una Misa multitudinarla, en la que participaron los
fleles de las tres igleslas catolicas del Condado
que: "Cada nacion latinoamericana honra a la Madre de Dios bajo
algun titulo, que con el correr de los anos, se transform en un sim-
bolo del alma de esos pueblos. La Virgen del Tepeyac es un sim-
bolo de mexicanidad, pero tambien es la Emperatriz de toda
America Latina. . "Dijo ademas que," para los latinoamericanos,
Maria es doblemente nuestra Madre: Madre spiritual, por ser ella
la Madre de la Iglesia y por habernos dado a Jesucristo; y, Madre,
en segundo lugar; por haber inspirado y protegido el nacimiento de

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Time: 10:00 a.m.

Christmas Eve Vigil Service

10:30 p.m. Larol Sing

11:00 p.m. Service begins.



St. Ann's

Episcopal Church

204 North Ninth Avenue Wauchula

Invites You

to come and worship

in the Anglican Tradition.


de much oxigeno en forma momentanea.
En esta tercer fecha, le toco descansar al equipo America, de
quien esperamos nos siga brindando su lucido Juego, pero con
chiquitines dentro dela edad permitida. Hasta pronto!
Eso es todo por hoy, amigos, espero que la proxima semana
me sigan brindando su atencion en esta su column. Que Dios me
los bendiga hoy manana y por siempre!

(Categoria Infantil)

PACHUCA 3-2-1-0 11-0-+11 7
EL CAPIRE 3-2-0-1 9-7 +02 6
CRUZ AZUL 2-1-1-0 3-2 +01 4
CHIVAS 3-1-1-1 3-5 -02 4
TIGRES 2-1-0-1 6-2- +04 3
AMERICA* 2-0-1-1 2-7 -05 1
PUEBLA 3-0-0-3 0-11 -11 0
*=Descanso esta semana Por Abel Vargas



6B The Herald-Advocate, December 18, 2008



ABOUT ... Classifieds I -_
80s MODEL JEEP WAGONEER C500) ROLLS, 4x5', Hermathria hay,
DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon mud truck, 360, V8, listed with good quality, $25 each. 781-0923.
RATES ..........Minimum of $4.00 for 10 words. Each addi- Super Swampers, $1,200 OBO. 12:11-1:8p
tional word is 22 cents. Ads in all capitals 781-5374. 12:18P
are 32 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a DANA 60 REAR, DANA 44 large
line. Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra. knuckle front, $600 OBO. 781-
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid. 30 HP IH TRACTOR, 438 hours WHIRLPOOL FLATTOP self clean
$3,500; with 3 implements, $4,500 range, $130. 781-2846. 12:18p
CLASSIFICATIONS: OBO. 781-5374. 12:18p
Agriculture Mobile Homes L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing .
gri re le Homes citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
Appliances Notices and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @ 1989 GRAND WAGONEER, cold
e 781-0384. 9:4tfc A/C, 4x4, $1,200. 767-0356.
Automobile Pets 12:18p
Boats Plants/Produce 'ShoS Tire Job Barikruptcy Rep. Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
Furniture Real Estate APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
u *Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
HelpWanted Recreationl Established Credit Laic Model Cars& Trucks. Call now lor your credit approval n ur 24 hr toll frce
Help Wanted Recreational HOTLINE,1-800-535-6061
Houses Rentals You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.

Livestock Services
Lost & Found Wanted
Miscellaneous Yard Sales Thrift Sh
mmi0if hp

ua Clemente
) 990-6489
ichula, FL

4709 N. Central, Bowling Green
S'~ (next to train depot)
Lots of New & Used Merchandise
action, Inc. Washers Refrigerators
Pollination Services Christmas Bargains
Watermelons Open 7 Days a Week c,2:p
terumbers L|P2i Il

m - -

Pollination Agreements with Written Col
$50 per colony


Topsy See
NEW LISTING 7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. Popash Rd.
Call for further information.
NEW LISTING 3BR 1 Bath frame house on 1/2 acre lot, remodeled
and has new roof. $75,000.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry.
Beautiful building lot. Lake access to Istapoga on Lakeshore Drive.
Owner financing available. $75,000.
2 Story older frame home on large lot on Hwy 17 Zolfo Springs 5 BR
2 Bath. $125,000. Reduced to $105,000. CONTRACT.PENDING
Doublewide mobile home nestled under flowing oaks and sits on app.
5 acres beautifully landscaped with stocked pond. You really have to
see the beauty here to believe it. $144,900.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.

Citrus "
ntract. ,I Buy ,
1 :182:26p HOUSES i:

Barton 781-1062

I Terrell
1-0536 Billy Hill
y Hand ...- ': .
737-0646 -- .. -

--- In Appliance Repe

December Specials
Kegorator Stainless Steel $700
Stacked Washer/Dryer Combo Apartment Size $700
Chest Freezer 15cf $339
Chest Freezer 13cf $309
White Glass Range 5 Burner $439
Duel Fuel, 30" Drop In, Gas Cooktop & Electric Oven $900
*Electric Stoves Cooktops* Dishwashers Gas Ranges
When These Are Gone They Are GONE!
All new appliances have manufacturers warranty
New Parts for Repairs

Donavan ~ 781-7680
Trained Licensed Insured Professional Service
. cll2:18-25c

220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873 j
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 Jesse G. Sambrano

A must see! 3BR 2BA CB home with utility storage open car-
port over 2,600 sq ft under roof with over 1,900 sq ft living area.
Central air/heat well kept Easy Maintenance Located approx-
imately 2 miles west of Wauchula on 6.5 acres of good land with
hard road frontage on two sides. $325,000.00
3BR 2BA CB home on Hickory Court in Zolfo. Springs Central
air/heat Water & Sewer Large Dry Lot $152,000.00
Owner relocating to another state Has two properties to sell:
1. Price Reduced 3BR 2BA Home on 2.5 acres located west of
Wauchula close to town Large carport Good Country Living
2. Enjoy the easy living in this 2007 SW mobile home includes
2BR BA located 8 miles of east of Wauchula off Morgan Grice
Road. Own your own lot and home for $52,500.00
4BR CB home on large lot 2 extra sheds Central air/hear
Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can L j
access them anytime! OPORTUN.,T
Contact After Hours
0.R, (Tony) Flores, Broker,
Oralla D. Flores, Broker,
After hours
Oralls D. Flores (803) 701-2955 Tony Flores (863) 781-0744
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392 -
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


Topsy See, Broker
| I Elva Whidden, Assoclate\
Sc12:i8c 2634 E. Main Street *Wauchula, FL33873

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For almost 30 years Good Field RN
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bringing patients and their fam i-
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organization, we are seeking the LPN 8p-8a
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View all of our opportunities,
locations and apply online at
or fax: 813-871-8310
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95 MERCEDES BENZ, 350 diesel,
new paint (white), AC/Heat, excel-
lent condition. Call 863-773-0876.
1992 F-250, 4x4, FLATBED, 351ci,
manual transmission, ext. cab,
under boxes, $3,000 OBO. 863-
245-8911. 12:18-1:15p

vated buyer. 3/1 house on corner
2 1/2 lots, Wauchula, fenced in
backyard, storage, close to
school. Asking $94,700. Call
Tamie @ 863-781-0098. 12:18p

4BR/2-1/2 BA PLUS bonus room,
9 1/2 acres. 773-4207, 781-55N.
3BF/2.1/2 BA, vaulted ceilings,
Indoor jacuzzi, living room, family
room, dining room, eat-in kitchen,
updated appliances, ceramlq tile
and carpet, screened patio with
inground pool, hot tub, wood
deck, fruit trees, +3500 sq. ft.,
197 Georgetown Loop, $21164900.
863-773-3316 or 863-781-81. ;
payments on a mortgage? I buy
mortgages. 863-832-1984.

Bees an

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Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning:
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 ciB:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507

me Apart,,

Move in for $500
Several to choose from
^ Located in Nice Neighborhoodf%|
in Ft. Meade
719 Wanaimaker Ave.
Contact Sheila at
S 285-7203 ~ 214-5645 t
375-9988 c11218c

Joe LtDavis
I N C -.,..,E Ag- T 0 R S
k.ii :,I--1" (863) 773-2128
.I .. I. JOE L. DAVIS, JR1

John O'Neal U a gi g"J,
payment assistance sditnm
See more listings at
NEW LISTING! Stellar location! 10 ac
3BR/1BA CB home, cen- Val grove on SR 62 has
tral A/C, city utilities, 6" well, diesel power
hardwood floors, deep unit, drain tile & micro,
back yard. Close to jet irrigation. Also front
schools, downtown and Moye Rd. $150,000!
shopping. $77,900! /
....... ho .. Two adjacent parcels on
3BR/2BA home in Wau- the Peace River! 7 .83
chula near downtown a for $219,000, 8.64.
w/hardwood floors, in- acs for $225,000 or both
ground pool, privacy for $398,000 Possible,.
fence, shed. $119,000! for $398,o0.,, ossile
owner financing!
Bring your canoe &
camper! Secluded 5 acs PRICE REDUCED!
of native, wooded land 35.22 ac fenced pasture
close to Wauchula has in private setting cur-
deeded access to the rently used for cattle.
beautiful Peace River. Mobile Home without
Great property for recre- well or septic being sold
action, investment, or "as is". $350,000!
homesite! $90,000!
Find the privacy you're Brand new construction!
looking for in this Beautiful 3BR/2BA,
secluded 4BR/3BA home 1300-SF CB ho me
on 12 wooded acs, Just 130w/granite countertops,
minutes to Wauchula or w/ceramic tile & cuntert
Zolfo Springs. $350,000! floors. $155,000!
5 ac on Cross Creek Ln
is native Florida land. Attractive 4BR/2.5BA
Access to Peace River brick home in Golfview
provided by another Subdivision on 1 ac,
shared 5 ac parcel. includes central vacuum,
$100,000! gas fireplace, inground
pool, Jacuzzi tub. Listed
9,600SF commercial for $299,000!
building close to Wau-
chula Airport. Two work Lots of mature oak trpes
areas, offices & rest- make this .9.8 acsl a
rooms w/storage loft, beautiful homesite. VWry
rollup doors w/security close to Wauchula &
system. Will consider Zolfo Springs w/over
leasing! Now $350,000! 200' fronting SR 64. A.-1
12 ac w/SR 64 frontage. zoning allows for ei."
Front of property is dential, pasture for cat-
cleared, back has trees, tie/horses, or farmlaidd.
Great for cattle or home- Culvert, in place!
site! $180,000! $168,000
KENNY SANDERS ........781-0153 SANDY LARRISON- 832-0150
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MONICA REAS......."713-9609
DAVID ROYAL ........781-3490" .



December 18, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 7B



REWARD LOST large orange
and white cat, Banana St.,
Bowling Green area. 342-3581.

L1 2:18p

NEW 4/2 WITH 2 CAR garage In
Bowling Green. Cath. ceilings,
Whirlpool appl. and many up-
grades; Landscaped lot with
trees,i $152,000. Call 973-773-
957.1 o" 863-445-0662. 12:4tfc

PYGMY GOATS, $50 and up. 781-
1947' *,12:18-25c
7-YEAR-OLD GREY filly, Florida
Cracker horse, $400. 781-1206.
sale o'trade for cows, Zolfo. 954-
"49-1480. L 12-18p

A. A.--, L-.. .jT o Y _
An inienddenfTyuned Brokrage 5
Mikey Coldin
(863) 781- -698 \
155 Acres of beautiful native Florida Hunting Land. All woods.
Great location. Over 1/2 mile of winding creek bottom. Call for
.' more details.
,* Asking $6,900/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 28-32 acre parcels or buy as a whole 60 acre
tract. Call for more details.
Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
. Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
Sbeautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
20 acre Ranchettes. 6 available. 127 acres total. Buy one or buy
them all. Fish Branch Rd. Starting at $8,500/acre. cll1:27tc

206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker

Greht Opportunity for possi-
tion! Approximately 1/2 acre
on corner of US 17 and
Stensirom Rd in Wauchula.
2,550 SF building, built to
Dunkin Donuts specs. Partial
equipment in place. Sell or
Lease, call for details.

NEW LISTING! 140 acres
with 3 homes on Hwy 64 West.
12 miles from 1-75. A portion
of the property is approxi-
mately 4,000' long. Plenty of
room for landing strip.

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house 2 1/2
acres in area of nice, new
homes. Large uncompleted
addition. Must see. $200,000.

VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.

Commercial property. 1.28
4res. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.

Ben Gibson
Jerry Conerly
Dusly Albritton"

Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other. is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each
70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.
Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.
Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.
45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds included
(subject to FOM contract). Lo-
cated in NE Hardee County.,

Realtor Associates
(941)737-2800 Robert Jones
(863)445-0662 John H. Gross
(863)781-0161 Rick Knight
Calvin Bates (863)381-2242


GO GO MOBILITY Elite Travellier,
$500, real nice. 863-773-4219 any-
time or leave message.

3 MOBILE HOMES for sale -
3BR/1 BA on lots with AC, $45,000
each, owner finance. 781-4460,
781-4577. 12:11tfc
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
2997. 7:3-12:25p

3 CATS, 1 PUPPY & 1 adult dog all
need a good home. Come by or
call All Creatures Animal Hos-
pital. 773-9215. 12:18-25c
ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control Is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Informa.
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh

hog dogs. 863-781-9175, $75.

1/4 ACRE MH LOT, Morgan Gdce
Road, Charlie Creek MH Estates
on 64, by owner, $15,000. 863-
899-1714. 12:1 tfc
frontage on Hwy. 17 & Stenstrom
Road in Wauchula City limits,
across from Sweetbay, by owner,
$245,000. 863-899-1714. 12:11tfc

NICE CLEAN small efficiency
apartment. AC/Heat, utilities fur-
nished. Fully furnished and has a
single bed. $125 per week. First
and last weeks rent, damage
deposit and references required.
773-9793. -112:16p
1BR/1BA DUPLEX, $450 month,
first & last, 316 South 11th Ave.
863-245-6304. ,12:18p
1BR/1BA w/ AC furnished, effi-
ciency apartment, utilities Includ-
ed, $150 week, references re-
quested. 781-1478. 12:18p
2BR/1BA BIG back yard, 4808
Myrick Ave., Bowling Green, $600
month, $400 dep. Jesse 781-
4967. 12:18-25p.

ALF is hiring an
Office/Resident Assistant.
Diploma required and medical
experience a plus.
Call Tina at 773-6000. c12:18-25c

Best deals on wheels!


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ER ALL OFFERS! This comfortable and cozy
3B/2Bth home is located on large lot in quiet
setting just outside city limits; wood deck,
enclosed porch, wood burning fireplace; sepa-
rate entrance to family room with additional
kitchen. $155,000
plus 3B/2Bth home located within walking dis-
tance of schools, medical facilities and shop-
ping; units are 1 and 2 bedrooms. Call for an
appointment to view. Listed at $225,000
Lovely 4B/2Bth brick home in very desirable
location! fenced backyard, large lot, 12X16
storage building with water and electric.
Corner lot with 3B/lBth C/B home, convenient-
ly located and move in ready. Make an offer on
this home today! Listed at $155,000
11 acres; 3B/lBth; large fireplace, enclosed
p iorch; flowing creek on property. $225,000

room, central air/heat, garage,
rent with option to buy, Sun 'n
Lake area. 735-2626. 12:11-18c
view, $1,000 monthly. Available
Dec. 1st. Call for appointment to
view. 773-2309. 12:4-1:3c
3/2 MOBILE HOME, totally
remodeled, A/C, W/D, yard care,
Zolfo, close to town, $700, 1st,
last & $400 deposit. 781-2146.
2 BEDROOM/1 BATH mobile
home, east of Bowling Green, off
County ULine Road, $500 monthly,
$250 deposit. 863-375-2919.
2BR/2BA MH, central heat & air,
carport, at The Village of Charlie
Creek. 863-299-1401. 11:20tfc

3BR/1BA BLOCK HOME, sale or
rent. 781-1062. 12:18c
1BR APARTMENT, $150 weekly
Includes stove, refrigerator, elec-
tric, water and garbage. First,
last, security deposit. 453-3400 or
399-3333. 12:11-12:18p
VERY CLEAN 1BR/1BA, no pets,
no smoking, $575 month, $500
security. 781-1528. 10:23tfc
3BR/2BA/1CG new const., vault-
ed ceilings, must see, $800 month
and security. 863-443-2903 10:16tfc
Lake Village, 1 BR, $600/month.
767-8822. 10:2tfc
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage In Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.

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Mobile home in Charlie Creek Estates;
2B/lBth, completely furnished including small
freezer and patio furniture; single carport,
metal roof in 2006, screened porch! $45,000

3B/lBth home on large lot; central H/A,
screened porch, outside storage. $98,500

30 acres of pastureland; secluded; small pond
with natural flow of water; perfect for home site
or small ranch; POSSIBLE OWNER FINANC-
ING $255,000

Duette Area 10 acres with 12" well; perfect for
your new home. Call Delois Johnson for more

Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees, large
oaks and 1 acre pond. $110,000

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.2 acres, high.
way 17 frontage. $100,000


Raleigh model 99M30, green in
color, wheel size 26", frame size
20", great shape, cost $339 new,
best reasonable offer. 773-6206
leave message. 12:4-1:1p
uld cool 4 cyl. engine, less than
100 hrs., like new, 863-781-1347,
$1,500 firm. 11:20-12:18p
1992 Ford F-150. Call John Duvall
863-781-9017. Together or sepa-
rate. 11:27-12:25p


New &,Used

8B The Herald-Advocate, December 18. 2008


773-6667. 9:6tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack UIIrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $400
monthly. 1 BR from $300 monthly.
No pets, low deposit. Next to
school & hospital. Citrus Valley
MHP. 863-698-4910 or 698-4908.
Se habla espanol.

On The Agenda

The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
Public hearing, CF mining of 160 acres south of SR 62
within one-quarter mile of Fort Green Springs, 8:35 a.m.
Renew Health Department fee schedule, 8:45 a.m.
Early CF mining on the 2009 mine plan unit, 8:55 a.m.
Utility poles on CR 665, 9 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.

For the week ended Dec. 11, 2008:
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 10,106,
compared to 12,203 last week, and 11,195 a year ago. According
to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to
1.00 lower, feeder steers and heifers were steady to 2.00 lower.

Feeder Steers:

Feeder Heifers:

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 100.00-152.00;
300-400 lbs., 85.00-112.50; and
400-500 lbs., 75.00- 95.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 80.00-130.00;
300-400 lbs., : 70.00- 85.00; and
400-500 lbs., 65.00- 80.00.

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national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
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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 sets $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
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot


Additions, screen rooms, car-
,ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening. Harold
Howze Construction. 735-1158.
RR05018 9:18-12:25p
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:15p
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North, Wau-
chula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.

SATURDAY 8 a.m., 503 East
Orange St. Baby clothes, house-
hold items, toys & misc. 12:18p
SATURDAY ONLY 8-?, lots of
goodies, 2942 SR 64 East, Zolfo
Springs. 12:18p
Elms & 7 Street, Zplfo. 12:18p
SATURDAY 8 till ?, Clothes,
toys, exercise equipment. & misc.
412 Walton Ave., Wauchula.
Drive. Large men, women clothes,
homemade jellies, syrup & much
more. 12:18p
sale, 2577 Garza Road, Zolfo
Springs. 12:18p
misc. & lots of new items, great
for Christmas gifts, 605 East Oak
St. 12:18p
SATURDAY 8-3, Huge 3-family,
'2676 Chancey Road off Hwy. 62.
West Orange, Wauchula. 12:8p
SATURDAY 211 Georgetown
Loop, lots of misc. items. 12:18nc

The winds and the waves are
always on the side of the
ablest navigators.
-Edward Gibbon

DeSoto County


Of The Herald-Advocate
Five out of eight lifted more
in their second meet than in the
The Hardee girls weightlift-
ing team is excelling its own
records in a pair of meets last
They have another pair this
week before the holiday break.
Tuesday they were home for a
meet against Sebring and today
(Thursday) it is a trip to Port
Charlotte for the Charlotte
After the holidays, the first
meet is a LaBelle on Jan. 9. The
subsectionals are at Sebring on
Jan. 17 and the Avon Park-
Travis Todd meet is on Jan. 22.
The Hardee girls are in the
huge Class 1A Section 8, along
with Avon Park, Sarasota Book-
er, Braden River, Punta Gorda
Charlotte, DeSoto, Bradenton
Lakewo(o Ranc,'YEnglewood
Lemon 13Ay, Bratenton Mana-
tee, North Port, Palmetto, Port
Charlotte, Sarasota Riverview,
,Sarasota, Bradenton Southeast
aid Venice.
The season started last Tues-
day with a home meet against
LaBelle and Avon Park. Junior
Brooklyn "Brook" Tinsley be-
gan in the 110-pound division
with a total, of 105 pounds to
"l5ace fourth- ,
.Next were soph Kaitlyn
Kennedy and junior Magali

Barcenas, who went one-two in
the 119-pound division. Ken-
nedy finished with a bench
press, and clean and jerk, total-
ing 155 pounds, while Barcenas
placed second with a 120-
pound total.
Junior Stephanie Driver did
not get points on her bench, but
managed 75 pounds on her
clean and jerk.
Desarea Newcomb beat 13
other girls in her huge group to
place fourth with a 180-pound
Brittany Wiggins, the lone
senior on the squad, placed sec-
ond overall, "getting all of her
benches, and clean and jerks
with ease for a 170 total."
There are no Hardee lifters in
the 154-pound or 169 weight
Junior Marisa Shivers placed
first in the 183 division with a
total life of 195 pounds.
There is 'no Hardee lifter at
199. In the unlimited division,
junior Mary Braddock placed
fourth overall with a total of
200 pounds.
Thursday the girls went to
Lake Placid, with five of them
improving their lifts.
Tinsley went up 10 pounds in
each event for a 125-total, up 20
pounds from the previous meet.
Kennedy remained in her place,
while Barcenas went up 10
pounds in the bench press and
five in the clean and jerk for a

total of 135.
Drive picked up 70 in the
bench and 75 in the clean and
jerk for a 145-pound total.
Newcomb had no lift because
of technicality, and made 85
pounds in the clean and jerk.
Wiggins missed the meet
because of another school com-
Shivers raised the clean and
jerk for a new total of 200
Finally, Braddock went up 10
pounds on the clean and jerk
and remained steady on the
bench press for a new total of
210 pounds.
"There are three returning
lifters (Wiggins, Newcomb and
Shivers) and five new lifters.
The team may not be as large as
the other schools, but we place
strong in the events we are in,"
commented coach Jan Brutus.
"The girls are excited about
upeoiiing events. They -were a
little herVous about, tl- first
week of meets, but now know
what to expect. The hard part as
their coach is getting them 'to
rest the day before aw meet,"
continued Brutus.
"These girls have what it
takes to do well in weightlift-
ing. I am proud of each of them,
and feel privileged to have the
opportunity to coach such a fine
group of lifters," concluded


NEED WEEKEND or night time
care for your child? Call 781-., .;
4936. 12:11-18p
TRACTING new or repair, equip-
ment & insurance. Call Duke Platt
863-202-6465. 11:20-12:18p -

Improving every outing for the Hardee girls weightlifting team are (front row, from left)
Magall Barcenas, Brooklyn Tinsley, Stephanie Driver and Desarea Newcomb; (back
row) Marisa Shivers, Mary Braddock, Brittany Wiggins and Kaitlyn Kennedy.

-Weightlifters Improve

Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 37.00-
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 50.00-

$1,000 OBO

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Payroll Services Workers Compensation *
Year End W-2's 941 Tax Reports *
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085 Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 c1io:23f,



December 18, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 9B

'We Played House And

Made Miniature Tortillas'

Special To The Herald-Advocate
Name of person: Rosalva De La
* Date of birth: Jan. 3, 1959.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Labores De La Paz, Mexico.
Q: Are you from a small or a big
A: I have a very big family. In all,
we are 14. I have four brothers and
seven sisters; a big household.
Q: How was that like?
A: At times it was a lot of fun, but at
other times
it was hard .-
to feed so i
many kids.
Q: Are '
you from a small town or a big town?
A: I'm from a small town, approxi-
mately 100 people.
Q: Did you enjoy growing up in
such a small town?
A: Yes, I did. It was a very peaceful
place to live in.
Q: Did you have chores growing
A: Yes, a lot unlike kids today, who
only watch TV. I had to cook for 14
people at times, wash clothes, dishes,
iron, broom. I helped my mom out a
Q: What do you miss the most
from growing up?
A: My childhood, playing dolls with
my sisters. We used to love playing
house, where we visited each other and
made real food like miniature tortillas.
It was a lot of fun, and I have very fond
memories of it.
Q: Do you have a particular mem-
ory you still think about?
A: Yes, I clearly remember rolling
down a hill! It was crazy. I don't
remember how it happened, but I can
still remember rolling downhill and my
sisters and brothers laughing.
Q: Did you have any best friends?
A: Yes, my closes friends were
Estela and Yolanda. We had great times

Q: Did you guys have a special
place to hang out?
A: We would go to a sort of valley
where there was a creek, and we loved
being there. We would swim. A lot of
fun and great times were spent there.
Q: Did you guys ever do some-
thing illegal or something you now
A: No, we were good kids; there
wasn't a lot of crazy stuff to do.
Q: Have you guys kept in contact?
A: No, I wish, but I haven't seen
them in 15 years.
Q: How old were you when you
got your first job?
A: I was 16.
Q: What was the job?
A: I cleaned houses.
Q: What did a house cost when
you were growing up?
A: About a $100. I wish my house
would have cost me that!
Q: What about a car?
A: Cars were about $50.
Q: What was your first car?
A: Growing up I didn't ride a car;
we rode on a carriage pulled by ox. My
first ride was a bicycle.
Q: How old where you when you
had your first boyfriend?
A: I was 18.
Q: How old where you when you
got married?
A: I was 27.
Q: How many kids do you have?
A: I have two, Alejandro and
Q: Do you have any grandchil-
A: Yes, two: Michelle, she's 7; and
Josue, who is 2.
Q: Where do you live now?
A: I live in Hardee County.
Q: Do you like living here?
A: Yes, it's peaceful. I don't like big

Nearly 425 students from Zolfo Springs Elementary School raised $1,057 and took a
one-mile walk around the town on Nov. 21 while participating in the American
Diabetes Association's School Walk for Diabetes. The trek allowed students to show
their commitment to adopting a hedithy lifestyle. Youngsters are shown here as they
leave their school and as they traverse their neighborhood. The School Walk for
Diabetes is an educational fund-raising program that promotes healthy living, school
spirit and community Involvement. While raising money for the American Diabetes
Association, students learn about the disease and the importance of making healthy
choices, including eating nutritional foods and being active every day. The money
raised through the School Walk for Diabetes helps to fund diabetes research and edu-
cation and support the mission of the American Diabetes Association.


Jlapp Viei I1Year
J -.1

Hash Plumbing
Benny Hash
Building Contractor

608 S. 6th Ave.


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Nauchula Stop N Shop

Old Fashion
' Ice Cream

/ $1.0 0
4 coupon I
Lunch (
\ Special #
S *Isa0 #

Homemade Chicken & Dumplings
with a roll $6.49
Homemade Pulled Pork
on a bun $6.99
3 Piece Chicken Meal
with a roll $5.99
Fried Pork Chops
with cornbread $7.99
Fried Catfish Nuggets
with cornbread $6.99
Everday Special
2 Piece Chicken Meal
with a roll $4.99


Made Fresh Daily
include 44 oz Drink, and 2 Sides
Okra Buttered Corn Green Beans Baked Beans Mixed Greens
Tomato Gravy over Rice Potato Wedges Yellow Rice Slaw


2009 "Naulical Nights"

Open to All Kindergarten Girls

* $50.00 entry fee (to be made
payable to the Hardee County
Fair Board)
Mandatory pictures & coloring contest -
Tuesday, January 13th (6:00 pm) North
Wauchua Elementary School cafeteria
Mandatory practice Thursday, February
12th (7:00 9:00 pm)- Civic Center
Pageant Sunday, February 15th
(2:00 pm) Civic Center
Deadline Friday, January 9th (2:00 pm)
All forms & fees must be submitted to
Kristen Rivas at North Wauchula
Elementary School by this deadline -
Flyers will also be handed out to all
Kindergarten girls at their school site.
----------------------- m-------
1I 2009 Kindergarten Pageant Entry Form I
Participant's Name:
Participant's School & Teacher: __

SParticipant's Address:
Parent/Guardian Contact Info:
SPerson of Contact:


10B The Herald-Advocate, December 18, 2008


CASE NO. 252008CA00(
deceased, and his spouse,
OLYN GILLIARD, and their I
devisees, grantees, credit
all other parties claiming bj
through, under or against t
unknown spouse, heirs, de
grantees, creditors, and all
,parties claiming by, through
under or against him,

E. GILLIARD, deceased, a
their heirs, devisees, gra
creditors, and all other
claiming by, through, un
against them; JAMES ED
O'DONNELL, and his un
spouse, heirs, devisees, gre
creditors, and all other
claiming by, through, un
against him

action has been filed again
for equitable interpleader a
are required to serve a c
your written defenses, if a
Burton, PA., Post Office
1729, Wauchula, Florida,
before the 2nd day of Ji
2009, and file the original w
Clerk of the Court either
service on Plaintiff's attor
immediately thereafter,
default judgment will be c
against you for the relief do
ed in the complaint or petitl

WITNESS my hand and.
this Court on this 25 d
November, 2008.
Clerk of
By Connie


CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-C
SFJV 2005, LLC,

suant to an Order Resche
Foreclosure Spale dated Nov
10, 2008 and entered in Ca
25-2008-CA-000469 of the
Court of the TENTH Ji
Circuit in and for HARDEE C
Florida wherein SFJV 2005
is the Plaintiff and FRAN
are the Defendants, I will
the highest and best bidd
11:00AM, on the 31 d
December, 2008, the fol
described property as set f
.sald Final Judgment:


A/K/A 3502 NURSE

Any person claiming an I
in the surplus from the sale
other than the property o
;of the date of the LiS P<
"must file a claim within six
ciays after the sale.



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CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000312
PLATA, et al,

Notice Is hereby given, pur-
suant to Final Judgment of
Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in
this cause, in the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, I will sell
the property situated In Hardee
County, Florida described as:

Parcel D, of Town Creek an
unrecorded portion of a
subdivision located in
Hardee County, Florida and
more particularly
described In Exhibit "A"
attached hereto and incor-
porated herein by refer-
ence, of the Public Records
of Hardee County, Florida

antees, EXHIBIT"'
parties PARCEL "D
der or Commence at
Northwest corner
Section 15, Township
hat an South, Range 27 E
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nd you thence S00"09'41"W, a
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any, to Section 15, a distance
irton & 58.61 feet to the South i
Drawer of way boundary of
on or Smith Road; the
january, S89"58'37"E, along
with the South right of way bo
before ary, 823.35 feet to the F
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entered said right of way bourn
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IT IN and commonly known i
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at public sale, to the high
000469 best bidder, for cash, on ti
steps of the Hardee
Courthouse, 417 W. Mi
Wauclula, FIpoda 33873
a.m., on January 7, 2009.

-N pur. SALE.
member If you are a person with a
se NO. ty who needs any accomm
Circuit In order to participate In tl
judicial ceeding, you are entitled
County, cost to you, to the provi
5, LLC, certain assistance. Please
CISCO the Office of the
NADO; Administrator, 417 W. Me
sell to Wauchula, FL 33873, tel
der for No. (863) 543-4690, within
OR OF ing days of your receipt
"OURT- document. If you are hea
EET at voice Impaired, call 1-8
lay of 8771.
forth In Dated this December 15,
B. Hugh
UN- Clerk of the Circu
, A By: Connii
ON Deput




, if any,
owner as
ty (60)

. WITNESS MY HAND and seal of
this Court on Nov. 10, 2008.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

'In accordance with the Americans
ODisabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
.modatlon to participate in this pro-
,ceeding should contact the Indi-
:vidual or agency' sending the
'notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
.7aymer, Barrett & Frappler, 601
lbayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
*Florida 33606, telephone (813)
;251-4766, not later than seven (7)
*'days prior to the proceeding. If
,;hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
.955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-
;8770, via Florida Relay Service.


CASE NO.: 25-2008-CA

1829, WAUCHULA, FL 3381

action for Foreclosu
Mortgage on the fo
described property:

Lot 1 & 2 Block 8 of
Chester's Addition, Ha
County, Bowling Gi
Florida and

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it of

as: Mel
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ion of a
inty, FL,
est and
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ain St.,

at.11:00 GEORGE P. MCCOOK;
OWNER Defendants.
HE LIS e/ed
de.abili- (Please publish In THE HERALD
disabill- ADVOCATE)
, at no pursuant to a Final
islon of Judgment of Foreclosure
contact dated the 15 day of
Court December, 2008, and
ain St., entered in Case No. 25-
ephone 2008-CA-000533, of the
2 work- Circuit Court of the 10TH
of this Judicial Circuit In and for
ring or Hardee County, Florida,
00-955-, wherein HSBC BANK USA,
is the Plaintiff and
defendants. I will sell to the
OF THE highest and best bidder for
IN AND cash at the AT NORTH
HOUSE at the Hardee
County Courthouse, in
1-000451 Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00
)ANS, a.m. on the 7 day of Jan,
2009, the following
described property as set
forth In said Final
Judgment, to wit:

t al, LOT 13 OF SUNSET


DRESS: In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990
ENTRAL (ADA), disabled person who,
FL 33834 because of their disabilities, need
W RD, special accommodation to partici-
pate In this proceeding should
DENCE: contact the ADA Coordinator at
417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 or Telephone Voice (863)
that an 773-4174 prior to such proceed-
ire of Ing.
following Dated this 15 day of Dec, 2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
A M Clerk of the Circuit Court
ardee By: Connie Coker
reen, Deputy Clerk

12:1.1 eo The South half of the East
half of Grace Drive from the


East side of an existing
alley (said alley running
North and South) to the
railroad located within the
City of Bowling Green,
Hardee County, Florida.
Said property located In A
M Chester's addition to the
City of Bowling Green; and

The North half of the East
half of Grace Drive from the
East side of an existing
alley (said alley running
North and South) to the
railroad located within the
City of Bowling Green,
Hardee County, Florida.
Said property located in A
M Chester's Addition to the
City of Bowling Green, and

Lot 10 Less 29 Feet off
North side, Block 1, A M
Chester's Subdivision, to
City of Bowling Green,
Hardee County Florida.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 1800 NW 49TH
ERDALE, FL 33309 on or before
January 9, 2009, a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice In
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.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 (ADA), disabled person who,
because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at
417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 or Telephone Voice (863)
773-4174 prior to such proceed-

WITNESS my hand and the seal.
of this Court this 2 day of Dec,
B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk


CASE NO.: 25-2008-CA-000533

The Brookside Bluff Chorus sang for the Christmas Tree
Lighting.Chorus members are (front, from left) Cathy
Bennett, Joan MacVittie, Jeannie Kiergaard, Helen
Summit and Beth Walton, accompanist; (second row)
Lois Nolan, Bruno Noor, Jim Buck, Mac Bowes and Iva
Ruttan; (back row) Jim White, director, Jim Withers, Paul
Summit, Bud Snyder, Santa. Flo Padrnos sang with the
group but was not available for the picture. Also pictured
is Sue Fay, who is Activity Club chair.

Brookside Bluff News
By Mary Stock & Mary Stock

A class in floral arranging
was conducted by Sue Fay,
activities chairperson. Fresh
evergreen and flowers were
used to make the wall and table
decorations for the Yuletide.
Eighteen women participated in
the class, which was held in
connection with the December
Ladies Luncheon.

The Rev. William Martin
welcomed residents to the
fourth sermon in his series,

Case No.: 252008CP000110

WINGATE, also known as
deceased. /
The administration of the estate
LIER, also known as NORMA C.
WINGATE, deceased, whose date
of death was November 7,2008,
and whose social security number
is 263-32-3178, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1749. The names and
addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All credits of the decedent
and other per~ ns having claims
or demands a against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the estate of the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN


The date of first publication of
this notice Is 12-11-08.

Personal Representative:
1534 Maude Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
Attorney for Personal
John W. H. Burton, of
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137


"God's Grace to us All." Cathy
Bennett directed the music,
accompanied by Laura Swisher
on piano and Beth Walton on
the organ. Jim Buck read the
announcements and led the

prayers. Services are held on
Sunday at 9 a.m., and are open
to everyone.
Jim Withers arranged for the
first Jam Session of the season
on Nov. 28. Park residents Jim
White, Edith Creasy, Kenny
Creasy and Jerry Younce were
joined by invited guest musi-
cians from the area. These tal-
ented musicians entertained a
full house of music lovers.

The Brookside Bluff Club-
house rang with music as the 15
members of the Brookside
Bluff Chorus sang for park res-
idents on Sunday, Dec. 7. This
talented chorus has performed
together for 10 years. Jim White
has served as director and Beth
Walton has been their accompa-
nist on the piano.
Flo Padmos directed the dec-
oration of cookies, and every-
one got to eat the ones that they
decorated. Santa Claus made an
appearance to pass the hat for
the Hardee County Food Bank.
The Brookside Bluff residents
contributed $270.
For the remainder of the
evening there was a Christmas
carol sing-a-long.


meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a

THURSDAY, JANUARY 08, 2009, 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 request:
Agenda No.
Gary D.ISophia Smith by and throughtheAuthorized Representa-
tive requests approval of Site Construction Plan for Hilltop
Acres to reconfigure five parcels under a subdivision plat to result in
seven F-R-zoned lots for development located in the Agriculture Future
Land Use District
On or abt S side of Altman Rd
E of Johns Rd 16 34 25 0000 01850 0000

3.71MOL ac Corn at NW corn of SW114 run N 89deg30mln27sec E
466.70 ft to POB SOOdeg04min46sec W 848.29 ft MOL
N89deg12min08sec E 356.85 ft N00deg04min20sec E 378.35 ft MOL
S89deg30min27sec W 296.55 ft N00deg04min46sec E 440.76 ft '
S89deg30min27sec W 60 ft to POB S16. T34S. R25E

AND 16 34 25 0000 01980 0000
1.0MOL ac Beg at NW corn of SW114 run N89deg30min27sec E
526.70 ft S00deg04min46sec W 293.84 ft for POB S00deg04mln46sec
W 146.92 ft N89deg30min27sec E 296.55 ft N00deg04min09sec E
146.92 ft S89deg30min27sec W 296.54 ft to POB
S16. T34S. R25E

AND 16 34 25 0000 02000 0000
1.06MOLac Corn at NW corn of SW1/4 run S00deg04min46sec W
209.01 ft for POB S00deg04min46sec W 209 ft N89deg30min27sec E
46.70 ft N00deg04min46sec E 209 ft S89deg30min27sec W 466.70 ft to
POB LESS W 220.85 ft thereof as per PB-B38, P04 subj to rd r/w
S16. T34S. R25E

AND 16 34 25 0000 02020 0000
1.06MOL ac Com at NW corn of SW114 run S00deg04min46sec W
418.01 ft for POB S00deg04min46sec W 209 ft N89deg30min27sec E
466.70 ft N00deg04min46sec E 209 ft S89deg30min27secW466.70 ftto
POB LESS W 220.85 ft thereof as per PB-B38, P04, subj to rd r/w
S16. T34S. R25E

AND 16 34 25 0000 02030 0000
1.06MOL ac Corn at NW corn of SW11il4 run S00deg04min46sec W
627.01 ft for POB S00deg04min46sec W 209ft N89deg30min27sec E
466.70 ft N00deg04min46sec E 209 ft S89deg30min27sec W 466.70 ft to
POB LESS W 220.85 ft thereof as per PB-B38, P04, subj to rd r/w
S16. T34S. R25E

Jerry H. Sr./Kathryn C. Melendy by and through the Authorized
Representative requests a Rezone of 4.0MOL acres from A-1
(Agriculture) to C-2 (General Commercial) to locateloperate
a business office for Coker Fuel by first temporarily-locating a mobile
commercial office trailer to be used as the business office during the
construction of the permanent business office structure.

The parcel is located in the Highway Mixed Use Future Land Use
On or abt E si of US Hwy 17
S of E REA Rd 33 33 25 0000 08100 0000
4.0 ac In SE corn of NWil4 of SEll4 wedge-shaped E of RR
S33, T33S. R25E

Roger Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


will hold a

Thursday, JANUARY 22, 2009, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda No. 09-04
All Public Hearings to be held In BCC Board Room, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 W Orange St, Wauchula, FL

Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This Is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the P/Z Iublic
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact'the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC public
hearing. This Public Notice is published In accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to these proposals are available for public inspection during
weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the
Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9 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. 12:18,25c



December 18, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B

Girls Drop District Pair Schools Face Cutbacks

Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee girls basketball
team is having its ups and
Splotches of excellent ag-
gressive defense stand out in
the two games Hardee lost last
This week, the Lady 'Cat:-
hosted Walker Memorial Acad-
emy in a varsity-only game on
Tuesday. The final pre-holiday
games will be at DeSoto tonight
(Thursday). Play resumes after
Christmas with a visit Jan. 9
from Braden River in a guy-gal
varsity double-header.
Against Palmetto at home last
week, another gal-guy double-
header, the Hardee varsity girls
came out flat and played just
the opposite of the good effort
against district-leading Avon
Park. "We took three steps
backward," said Coach Don
Gray, who has the unenviable
job of melding four relatively
inexperienced seniors, three

juniors, four sophs and a couple
of freshmen into a cohesive
The bright spot is the only
experienced senior, Sabrina
"Noonie" Holmes, who contin-
ues to be the scoring leader,
averaging a dozen points a
game. She has had high games
of 17 and 16 points.
Against Palmetto, Hardee
could not get in motion, disrupt-
ed by the Palmetto tight defense
in the 54-17 loss. One Lady
Tiger had 15 points and eight
others had nine or less points.
For Hardee, Holmes was high
scorer with seven points, while
Maria Avalos had three. Sum-
mer Palmer, Elvira Servin and
Ivette Cisneros each had two
and Ashley Louis a free throw.
Hardee did a bit better at
Sarasota Booker on Friday
night, losing,' 58-26. The
Tornadoes were led by Kay
Larkens with 19 points, high
scorer with several others no
more than eight points apiece.

Holmes again led Hardee,
cashing in on a trio of treys, a
deuce and a free throw for a
dozen points. Naomi Alvarado
and Louis each added a half
dozen and Avalos had two
points. Others in on the action
were Lindy Rossman, Ashley
Nichols, Katie Jernigan, Cis-
neros, Servin and Palmer.
The Hardee junior varsity
girls, in their only action of the
week, challenged Booker, but
lost 27-23. Brittany Brown led
Booker with 15 points, the only
Tornado in double digits.
For Hardee, soph LaCresha
Carlton dropped 13 points with
a half dozen deuces and a foul
shot. Artrice Hines added three
points. Paige Massey, Caitlin
Sockalosky and Danely Flores
each had two points and
Monserrad Duran added one at
the charity stripe.
Others playing were Frances
Ganda, Sarah Beyers, Amanda
Bissette, Lauren Moore and
Tiffany Prestridge.

Of The Herald-Advocate
"We're already committed to
spending more than we have,"
Schools Superintendent
David Durastanti told the
Hardee County School Board
the unwelcome news at Thurs-
day's board meeting.
He had just been advised of
another 1.93 percent or
$668,913 cut in state funding,
with another cut expected be-
tween January and March. Cuts
already add up to about $2 mil-
lion here and $20 billion state-
wide over the last few years.
Durastanti said he would be
meeting with school leaders to
talk with them about where cuts
could possibly come. "Our eco-
nomic situation is dire. That's
why many school districts are
asking for flexibility in the
spending of the two mill tax
revenue normally restricted to
Board member Joe Jones had
opened the door for the discus-

sion when he urged hiring a
principal for Bowling Green
Elementary School to replace
Durastanti. "It's not fair for any
school to go short. I don't like
to see Kathy Clark (acting prin-
cipal and former assistant prin-
cipal) up there by herself."
Durastanti said the hiring was
following the normal process
but with the funding cuts the
position may not be filled. The
money was needed in class-
rooms. He said he would go up
and help out if needed.
Board Chairman Wendell
Cotton suggested that the feder-
al Commissioner of Education
should ask for a bailout for edu-
In other action, the board:
reviewed upcoming
events until early release day
Dec. 19.
approved A.D. Morgan
Corp. as construction manager
for the new Bowling Green
Elementary School classroom
addition at approximately $3.9

million, using PEC( construc-
tion monies and Classrooms for
Kids Class Size Reduction
Morgan held a pre-bid meet-
ing last week for local contrac-
tors and suppliers and "it was a
full house," reported Durastan-
approved final reading of
the School Board policy against
bullying and harrasment.
accepted federal Title I
school improvement initiative
and improvement fund grants
totaling $316,000.
accepted the Judy R.
Cannon and Charles H. Cannon
scholarship of $8,000 for a
graduating senior with a 3.2
GPA and committed to a four-
year course in math, science or
approved substitute
teachers Jennifer Crawford,
Sierra Redding, Kimberly
Weed, Thomas Abbott, Kevin
Cochran, William Graham and
Beverly Richardson.

Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football Fans, it's the most wonderful time of the year.
It is BOWL SEASON! It's a three-week period with a plethora of
good college football matchups. The ultimate matchup is the BCS
National Championship game. Florida will win its second title in.
three years. The Gators will make short work of the overrated
Sooners. Boise State needed a trick play two years ago to stun the
Sooners. West Virginia showed just how weak the Big 12 is last
year. The Mountaineers speed on both sides of the ball simply per-
plexed the Oklahoma boys in the WVU 48-28 victory last year.
Now seriously, what do you think Florida will do with its speed to
the Sooners?
Coaching rumors have been addressed. Florida Offensive
Coordinator Dan Mullen will take over at Mississippi State. Maybe
the Bulldogs will have more scoring? Lane Kiffin and Bucs defen-
siWe man, his dad will move to Knoxville to bring the Vols back.
Auburn is bringing back an old assistant who has been losing at
Iowa State. Gene Chizik, who spent two year in Ames, Iowa, was
once the defensive coordinator at Auburn. This choice has some
scratching their heads.
Sam Bradford winning the Heisman Trophy over Tim Tebow
is mind boggling. How many passing yards would Tebow put up
in a weak conference whose best defensive unit ranks 64th in the
nation? There once was a time when the Heisman Trophy was rel-
evant in college football but recipients like Bradford and previous
QBs from Oklahoma, Doug Flutie and others make the award
somewhat tarnished.
Tampa hosted the ACC Championship Game between Virginia
,Tech and Boston College. 27,360 fans packed Raymond James
Stadium to watch that epic battle. When will they learn if FSU is
not:playing in the game, the stadium will be empty? Makes one
wonder how much Tampatill lose over the. two years it hosts the
'event? ." i '
Now -lts1 look at this week's Bill 0' fare for Bowl Season
Week One...
1.) Colorado State vs. Fresno State in the New Mexico Bowl
Fresno State has more bowl experience while CSU has won only
six games under a new coach. Should be an interesting matchup.
Fresno State 38 Colorado State 21.
2.) Memphis vs. USF in the first St. Petersburg Bowl spon-
sored by MajicJack. CUSA foe Memphis Tigers could not even
beat Marshall in 2008. This is virtually a home game for Grothe
and thle Bulls. Look for a one-sided win for USE. Bulls finish 8-5.
USF 44 Memphis 17.
3.) BYU vs. Arizona in the Las Vegas Bowl. This is the
fourth straight year the Cougars from BYU have played in this
game. The Arizona Wildcats have not been to a bowl since 1998.
BYU can score points but has been giving up 32 a game recently
as well. BYU 41 Arizona 21.
4.) Navy vs. Wake Forest in Washington D.C. These teams
have played already this year with Navy winning. Usually, you
don't schedule bowl games with teams who have played during the
season. This one just fell into place. The result will be the same.
Navy 31 Wake Forest 21,
5.) Troy vs. Southern Miss in New Orleans. Troy is a danger-
ous team for any other conference. USM has a new coach in 2008.
Troy 31 USM 21.
6.) TCU vs. Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl. Two of the
BCS Busters who didn't bust this year meet in San Diego. Boise.
State. has a history of bowl wins and great surprise plays. Boise
State 45 TCU 31.
7.) Hawaii vs. Notre Dame in the Hawaii Bowl. The
Rainbows went 7-6 and are sure they will fill their own stadium.
They are a logical pick. Notre Dame is another story. Here again is
an Irish team that has no business in a bowl over deserving teams.
They played a schedule that any standup comic could use for a
three-hour show. They would have finished last in the Big East if
the conference would have made them play a schedule there.
Syracuse, the bottom feeders, beat Notre Dame in South Bend.
This is a miscarriage of anything sacred, inviting a pitiful team
,because the media still plays the Notre Dame card like they are
meaningful in college football. Hawaii 37 Notre Dame 10.

Letter To The Editor

Politicians Should Cut

Their Salaries, Benefits

Dear Editor:
During our last election, over
and over again, I heard politi-
cians brag about their leader-
ship ability. All I have seen thus
far, is "brag and spend."
During this economic down-
turn; I have witnessed small
businesses lay off employees ,
cut salaries and lower profit
margins. These businesses have
struggled to. keep men and
women employed, simply
because they understand that
their employees have families

that depend on them.
So let's show some real lead-
ership here!
To the politicians: I suggest
you cut your own salaries, re-
tirement benefits and your
lucrative hospitalization/health-
care packages. Then,'perhaps,
you can understand what the
rest of us do during an econom-
ic downturn.
Benny Hash

Snails travel on "roadways" that they make themselves. A snail
produces a sticky liquid on the underside of Its flat foot. The
rim of Its foot skids along on the liquid with a rippling motion.
Wave after wave of this motion pushes the snail along.



Hardee County Disposal


Due to the Christmas holiday on Thursday, December 25"',
There will be no garbage collection. Thursday's route wil! be
j y: collected on Monday, December 29"'. There will be no change
to Friday and Saturday routes.

Due to the New Year holiday on Thursday J-aRuaryV 1-' there will
', be no garbage collection. Thursday's routes will be collected
- on Monday, January 5'". There will be no change to Friday and
," Saturday routes.


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Taking the field for Hardee boys soccer this season are (first row, from left) Emidio Macedo, Leonardo DeLoera,
Eduardo Macedo, Bladamir Caballero, Noe Macedo and Murad Ottallah; (second row) Ezequiel Moran, Misael
Garcia, Edgar Narvaez, Antonio Galvan, Ivan Narvaez, Cody Torres and Abelardo Santiago; (third row) Eliseo Diaz,
Valentine Juarez, Francisco Rivera, Humberto Nolasco, Isaac Vasquez, Efrain Ruiz, Sophio Arroyo, Martin Vega and
Coach Gilbert Vasquez.

Seniors Marce Ramirez (left) and Daisy Escoto provide
experience and leadership.

Soccer Teams


Of The Herald-Advocate
It wasn't the best of weeks
for Hardee soccer squads last
Both the boys and girls
squads took it on the chin in
their games against Palmetto
and DeSoto.
This week has a full slate
before the holiday break. Girls
coach David Hatch described
them as "winnable." The teams
went to Desoto Monday, and
-hosted-Booker Tuesday before
greeting Sebring today (Thurs-
That's it until the new year,
which opens with games at
Palmetto on Jan. 6. The final
home games are against Braden
River on Jan. 8, which is also
the season finale for the Hardee
girls. The Wildcats go to Sara-
sota Booker on Jan. 13 to close
out their season.
"We came out slow and they
took it to us," said Hatch, about
last Tuesday's home game
against Palmetto.
Thursday's home game
against DeSoto was a very dif-
ferent one, a close 2-1 loss. "We
dominated the play most of the
game, but made a few costly
mistakes," commented Hatch.
DeSoto scored first but
Hardee rallied back to tie the
game on a "wonderful break-
away goal by senior Daisy
Escoto." In the second half,
Hardee gave up "a weak goal"
to DeSoto but was unable to
rally again to tie the game.
"All in all, we played great
team defense, but need to finish
when we get the chance. I am
. proud of how the girls bounced
back and played a great game
on Thursday after a tough loss
on Tuesday," concluded Hatch.
Marce Ramirez joins Escoto
as the team's only seniors.
Other players are. Maria
Anselmo, Alma Alvarez, Mary
Lee Cleto, Vicky Contreras,
Kristina Garcia, Chelsea Gools-
by, Abigail Hernandez, Maria
Jaimes, Sara Lopez, Nancy
Ramirez, Raquel Rosales,
Alejandra Velazquez, Brenda
Zamora and Gloria Ruiz.
Assistant coaches are Greg
Cazzola and Julian Garcia.
Hardee boys also played up-
hill last week. "We are young,
but getting more confidence in
every game. I'm not happy that
We re nUOt scoring more,
although we are picking shots
better," said coach Gilbert Vas-
Games have been closer.
Hardee lost 5-2 at Avon Park,
but battled to a 0-0 tie. Al-
though Hardee, took 20 shots,
* the R&d Devil goalie was able
'to keep them out of the net.
After dropping a game to
Palmetto, Hardee had "the clas-
sic battle against the Bulldogs"
last Thursday. Down 4-0 at one
point, Hardee came back with a
penalty kick by junior Ivan
Narvaez clean shot by
drismte MartinVega.
Other lHardee players are

senior captains Isaac Vasquez
and Valentine "Jorge" Juarez,
Eliseo Diaz, Efrain Ruiz,
Humberto Nolasco, Francisco
Rivera and Sofio Arroyo, and
underclassmen junior captains
Narvaez and Vega, Emidio
Macedo, Ezekiel Moran, Murad
Ottallah, Bladamir Caballero,
Noe Macedo, Misael Garcia,
Cody Torres, Leonardo DeLoe-
ra, Eduardo Macedo, Abelardo
Santiago, Antonio Galvan and
Edgar Narvaez.

Hemember that not getting
what you want is sometimes a
wonderful stroke of luck.
-The Dalai Lama

A little government and a little
luck are necessary in life; but
only a fool trusts either of
-~P.J. O'Rourke

Suited up for the Lady Wildcat soccer squad are (first row, from left) Vicky Contreras, Mary Lee Cleto, Daisy Escoto,
Maria Jaimes, Crystal Hebert, Brenda Zamora and Raquel Rosales; (second row) Abigail Hernandez, Gloria Ruiz,
Sara Lopez, Maria Anselmo, Alejandra Velasquez and Alma Alvarez; (top row) Coach Julian Garcia, Chelsea Goolsby,
Kristina Garcia, Marce Ramirez and Head Coach David Hatch; missing are Nancy Ramirez and Coach Greg Cazzola.

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The Herald-Advocate
i.USPS 578-780)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

2D The Herald-Advocate, December 18, 2008

-Schedule Of Weekly Services-

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
Morning Worship ................10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
Sunday School .... .............. 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship.................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ..............7:30 p.m.

725 Palmetto St.
Sunday School ...................9..9:45 a.m.
Moming Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ....................5:00 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

Bowling Green
S. IIwy. 17 375-2253
Bible Study .......................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.

Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship ................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.

Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.
105 Dixiana St, 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.,
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 1 ...a11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.:
Wednesday Prayer ................:.7:00 p.m
607 Palmetto St.
Church School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 am.
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.

.Corner of Mason Dixon & County
Sunday Worship ...............11:00 a.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
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.rm
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.rr
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 ..............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
zSunday School .................... 9:45 a.m
Morning Worship ..............11:00 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
lWorship Service .................. 1:00'a.m
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m

202 Sidney Roberts Road
[Sunday School ....................0:00 a.m
Morning Worship ..........1....i1:00 a.m
Disciples Training...............6:00 p.m
Evening Worthip ..................6:00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:00 p.m

131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m
Morning Worship ................1:00 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 Luther King and Apostolic
Sunoy School .... ...............0:00 a.m
.Englishg Service ............... 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Sunday English Service ......10:00 a.m.
Sunday Spanish Service ......11:30 a.m.
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
Celebration Service.............. 10:30 a.m
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group .................. 7:00 p.m
Youth Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m,
Call for locations
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
;Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
jMorning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 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 Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men' 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.

615 Rahiney Blvd.
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.

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


152 Airport Rd.
. Martes Oracion.................... 7:00 p.m.
. Jueves Servicio.................... 7:30 p.m.
. Viernes Servicio .................. 7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio..............10:30 a.m.

. 501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773.3470
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .... ........... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................. 7:30 p.m.
. Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
. Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

". 114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.

1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
. Sunday Evening Worship .....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
..............................................10:00 a.m .
Wednesday Family Night Supper
. .............. .........................:. :...5:00 p.m .
Extreme Kid's Choirs (ages 3-gr. 5)
. ................................................5:45 p.m .
. Church Orchestra Reh...........5:45 p.m.
. Prayer Meeting....................6:00 p.m.
Youth Life Groups ................6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Reh..................6:30 p.m.
Adult Outreach and Visitation
. ...............................................6:30 p.m .
. Exreme Kids Missions (ages 3 gr. 5)
. ...............................................6:45 p.m .
Catalyst Youth Worship w/Catalyst
Praise Band.......................... 6:45 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.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ......7:30 a.m.

1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
Generations Cafd Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:1,5 a.m..
Pre-K Blast.......................... 0:45 a.m..
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ......... 10:45 a.m..
Worship Service. ...............10:45 a.m.
Check-In begins for Nursery-Sth
grade ..........................6:15 p.m .
Classes for children ages PreK- 12th
grade................. 6:30-8:00 p.m.

511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .... ..........10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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
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.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.-

S511 W. Palmetto
I 223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship....l 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

1262 W. Main St. 767.6500
Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 am.
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Worship............... .............10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ...........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &

Lighthouse Min. ........7:00 p.m.

de fe Wauchula
Community of Falth Wauchula
322 Hanchey Rd. 773-0065
Sunday Service............... 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:30 p.m.
Friday Youth Service ............7;30 p.m.


511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familia y anmigos y
Disfruta dc La palabra de Dios
Dom ingos ..............................6:00 p.m .
M iercoles............................. 7:00 p.m .

Old Bradcnton Road
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning..................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening................ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Evening .................. 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.

Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service .................... 1:00 a.m.
1999 State Road 64 East
'Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
'Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Church Training ..... .............5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

10 Martin Luther King Ave.
Morn. Worship .................... (1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 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.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..........7:00 p.m.
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30

1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 4" Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
Bible Study .......................... 11:15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service ...... ..... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1...11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ...............1.....0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ................ 7:00 p.m.

204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service...............10:00 a.m.
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) ....................8:30 a.m .
(Spanish).................. 11:00 a.m.
(Creole).......... .........1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

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


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.


1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.

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.

1720 W. Main
Sunday Service ..............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.


Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
Sunday ...................10:00 a.m.

8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 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.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

Corner of 6th & Suwance 735-0114
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................. 11:00 a.m.

South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
W orship................................ 11:00 a.m .
Evening.................................. 1:00 p.min.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.


64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
Morning Worship ................0:00 a.m.
Children's Church..........1...10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.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.
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.........11:00 a.m.
..............................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

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 ................1:00 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.......................1... 0:00 a.m.
Doctrina.............................1... 1:30 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 .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ........... : .......10:00a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m
Training Union .........:.............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...........7..7;00 p.m.

?" : THE

Niagara Falls provides the
greatest single natural source
of water power in North
America. The river plunges
500,000 tons of water a
minute into the gorge.
But one day the water
stopped. Because of an ice
dam thrown across the river,
the waters failed, the rainbow
disappeared, and the music
was hushed.
Not once, not even for a
moment, has the love of God
failed and it never shall fail.
For you can't be loved more
than He loves you.
Whenever you're tempted
to doubt His love, go back to
Hear Him as He says to
you, "I have loved you with
an everlasting love."
Why don't you love Him?

TgllgT se wordson lhe box can
bring chills to the spine!
Some assembly required. It
brings back memories of
bicycles and dollhousestoys
to be "assembled" before
they can join the gifts under
the Christmas tree. Usually
rushed, we often dislike
following the directions.
The result is disahterl
The fact is, you can't
gel around it. You have to
read the instructions.
interpret them,and
assemble the object at hand
one piece at a time.
Ste4lity, patiently, the job
gets done well.
God has given us
instructions...very clear
instructions fora
beautifully designed life.
They are found in the
Bible...and abundant
interpretation is available.
et some assembly is your home of
worship each week. Don't
wait till the last minutes

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Pace ioer rowers

Whc lesale Nursery

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When can you pay to keep a player from batting? In the Relay For Life fundraiser softball game, which raised $700 for the fight against cancer. This time, proceeds from the
game between Hardee County Sheriffs Office and its Highlands County counterparts went to Highlands County. On Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Recreation Complex west of town,
the two teams will clash again, with proceeds benefiting Hardee Relay For Life. Playing for Hardee were (kneeling, from left) Greg Pfeiffer, Earl "Opie" Harrison, Kim Pfeiffer,
Crime Dog McGruff, Devan Smith and Kim Benavides; (standing) Nick Croft, Rene Benavides, Jake Benavides, Kevin Brock, Matt Tinsley, Eddie Davis, Rosie Wendell, Andrew
McGuckin, Micah Hendrickson, Will Cartwright and Brandon Ball.

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

&ec. 13, Attemio Tepectuim, 24, of 909 Louisiana St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
Dec. 13, a residential burglary on Doc Coil Road, criminal
mischief on Parnell Road and thefts on Steve Roberts Special and
on South Florida Avenue were reported.

Dec., 12, Jose Rubio Gonzalez, 9.apf 2415 Hutchins Road,
Fort Meade, was arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with
disorderly intoxication. He was detained on a charge of failure to
appear in court.
Dec. 12, a residential burglary on Lincoln Street and a theft on
South Road were reported.

Dec. 11, David Gene Savage, 43, of 231 Wilbur C. King Blvd.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a charge of
withholding support of children.
Dec, 11, Enrique Herpandez Velazquez, 27, of 1011 S. Ninth
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and cha ged
with battery. \
Dec. 11, a residential burglary on South Road, a vehicle stolen
on SR 64 East, a fight on U.S. 17 North and criminal mischief on
John Holt Road were reported.

Dec. 10, Ashley McCumber, 20, of 977 SR 64 East, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with battery.
Dec. 10, a residential burglary on Sandpiper Drive and a theft
on Merle Langford Road were reported.

Dec. 9, Sarah Ezelle, 18, of 115 N. Third St., Wauchula, was
arrested on a charge of larceny petit theft.
Dec. 9, Jerlin Forestal, 23, of 250 Maxwell Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with battery, resisting an
officer without violence and battery by a person detained in a cor-
rection facility.
Dec. 9, burglary of a conveyance on Cecil Durrance Road, a
robbery-holdup on U.S. 17 North, and a theft on U.S. 17 North
were reported.

Dec. 8, Sonia Aviles, 28, of 510 Cypress St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of withholding support of
children and violation of probation.
Dec. 8, George Pizano, 25, of 796 Race Road, Dundee, was
arrested on a charge of violation of probation.
Dec. 8, Emory Rivers Jr., 35, of 670 Baker St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on an out-of-county warrant.
Dec. 8, burglary of a conveyance on Old Dixie Highway, a
vehicle stolen on Baker Street and criminal mischief on CR 664A
were reported.

Dec. 14, Cecilio Martinez, 30, of 106 Fifth St., Eloise, was
arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI and no
valid license

Dec. 13, a residential burglary on North Seventh Avenue was

Dec. 12, Raul Garcia Gonzales, 41, of 404 U.S. 17 North,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on an out-of-county
Dec. 12, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Dec. 10, Allan Blake Page, 55, of 157 Will Duke Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabe Garza and charged with tres-
. pass on property other than a structure.
Dec. 10, criminal mischief on South Florida Avenue and a
theft on North Florida Avenue were reported.

Dec. 8, Allen Clingenpeel, 49, of 157 Will Duke Road, Wau-
chuila, was arrested by Ofc. Frank Yodonis and charged with tres-
pass on property other than a structure.
Dec. 8, a robbery-holdup on U.S. 17 North, criminal mischief
on Melendy Street and a theft on North Eighth Avenue were report-

Dec. 14, Saul Ceballos, 24, of 4612 Kenilworth Dr., Sebring,
was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI, resist-
ing an officer without violence, fleeing to elude an officer with dis-
regard for safety and no valid license.

Dec. 14, Ruben Elisondo, 51, of 845 Pleasant Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged with battery
and resisting an officer without violence.
Dec. 14, Vicente Reyes Rodriguez, 46, General Delivery,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Michael Lake and charged
with disorderly intoxication.
Dec. 14, Angel Peres, 31, of 6901 Central Ave., Bradley, was
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with fraud giving
a false ID to a law enforcement officer, and no valid license.

Dec. 13, Christopher David Prieto, 25, P.O. Box 1353,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged
with DUI.'
Dec. 13, a fight on Pine Avenue was reported.

Dec. 10, criminal mischief on Dixiana Drive was reported.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor

Asafe trip home and back for
those going home for Christ-,
mas. The rest of us will not miss
all that cold and snow.

Our Christmas dance is Sat-
urday with Chrissy Harriman.
Tickets are on sale for the New
Year's Eve dance with The Nite
Lites. Reserve your table now.

Crafts will take a break until
Jan. 12. Carolyn Gordon will
teach the first class of the new
year, followed by Judy

Bob Seikowowski won the
paper special on Dec. 5 and
Loyd Lankford won the hot
ball. On Dec. 8, Elaine
Leverone won the paper special
and Paul Conley won the hot
ball. The bingo committee has
decided to try paper bingo strips
with dabbers and see how
everyone likes it.

On Dec. 10, the hosts were
Cal and Betty Gadsby with help
by Dick Barker and Bernice
English. Nonperishable items
were collected for the Love
Barrel. Fred Leverone led the
U.S. Pledge. Leona Munsie and
Joyce Taylor led the Canadian
Pledge and Bob Jones led the
prayer. Ron Meathrel announc-
ed that there were 65 at the pan-
cake breakfast on Dec. 6. The
next pancake breakfast will be
Jan. 10. ,
The 50/ 0 winners were
Loyd and Carie Lankford, Ron
and Shirley \Meathrel, Sandra
and Ed Fraritz and Pete and
Donna Princing.
Keith Stephens asked every-
one to start saving good used
items for the Fun Auction in

Men's Golf, Dec. 4:

Individual Net A's, first, Don
Harkin; second, Doug Taylor -
B's, first, Lee Roy Behymer;
second, Don Bennitt C's, first,
Bob Keener; second, Bert Barr
- D's, first, Dick Barker; and
second, Joe Newman.
Ladies Golf, Dec. 4: Tee to
Green a tie for first place
between Jan Brinker and
Marilyn Funkhouse; second,
Mary Kessler. Pin shot #12, the
winner was Jan Brinker.
Mixed Golf, Dec. 8: Team
Net the winners were Mike
Defreitas, Nancy Morrison and
Dick Robinson.
Shuffling, Dec. 9: Three-
game winners were Chris
Arend, Bob Beshel, Wally
Coltman, Bob Jones, Carol
Jones, Winnie Morrell and
Doug Taylor. This was the last
session until January. Four
players tied at the top with 14
games Dale Baker, Bob
Beshel, Sharon Potter and Doug

by Diane Burget
The service was opened by
the Rev. Robert Winne with
prayer and the congregation
singing "He Is Lord." Other
hymns sung were "Glory to His
Name," "Oh, Come, All Ye
Faithful," and "Near the Cross,"
accompanied by Carol Jones on
piano and Wilma Behymer on
the organ. Nancy Morrison
directed the choir special in
singing "No Greater Love." The
offering was received by ushers
Dick Craig and Bob Wilday.
Maxine Stromme was the
greeter for the 71 residents in
attendance on Dec. 7. Rev.
Winne's sermon was based on
Psalm 23. Holy Communion
was celebrated and was served
by Gary Householder, Jerry
McBride and Bob Beckley.
The service closed with the
singing of "Hallelujah". There
will be a social hour following
next Sunday's service.

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Little Charlie Creek RV News
By Linda Snowden and Jean Sian

Our residents have been very
busy this last couple of weeks
as our activities are starting up
for the season. We would like to
welcome back our regulars and
also welcome those newcomers
to the park. It is good to see all
of you.
Our Monday morning coffee
and doughnuts meetings are
well attended with input and
suggestions from the residents.
It was suggested that we have a
Christmas box to give nonper-
ishable items for those less for-
tunate than we are. The box has
been set up in the Recreation
Center for donations and is
quickly filling up, due to the
generosity of our residents. This
last Monday the 50/50 winners
were Bill Story, Bill Story (he
drew his own number for the
second prize, hmmm) and Mary
Lou Carnes.
Rev. Jessie Scarborough
gave and inspirational message
on Sunday. We are fortunate to
have the Rev. Scarborough fill-
ing in until our resident pastor
Several residents decorated
our float for the Wauchula
Parade on Dec. 6; those are cre-
ative people that helped with
this project.
Our first bluegrass concert
was on Thursday, Dec. 4 with
an excellent turnout. We had
three 50/50 winners and those
lucky people were Russ Sian,
Corrine Williams, and Bruce
Hoskins. Bruce graciously
donated his winnings back to
the association.

Monday and Friday nights
are bringing out a good crowd
to play bingo.
On Tuesday evening we have
our die-hard, fun-loving euchre
players. This week first prize
went to Don Jones, second,
Jerry Mustaine; and third Paul
Gibson. Armand Blias and
George Goodenow tied for
fourth and the booby prize went
to Fred Glosser. The Floating
Dollar was won by Jerry
The craft class has started
again on Tuesday afternoons.
They are currently creating cro-
cheted rugs.
All the regular activities of
Penny Bingo, Texas Hold 'em,
Pokeno, Nickel-Nickel are con-
tinuing as usual. The twice-a-
month sausage and pancake
breakfast is very well attended
and enjoyed. Those guys are
pretty good cooks, do they that
well at home gals?
Some of the upcoming
events for the month of Decem-
ber are the Tampa Casino trip,
the Christmas Lights Boat
Cruise, dinner out and the Fly
Wheelers Tour, Christmas Eve
Party, Christmas Dinner and the
New Year's Eve party. Please
sign up as early as possible so
we know how to plan for these
events. We still need volunteers
to help with the Christmas Eve
Party. Please see Mary Lou
Carnes to volunteer. Also, .a
reminder to bring finger food
for the Christmas Eve and New
Year's Eve parties.

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Courthouse Report-

The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
by the county judge:
Jeremy Dale Chancey, 28,
Bartow, and Melissa Lynn
Johnson, 27, Bartow.
Johnny Lee Baker, 52, Wau-
chula, and Cheryl Lynn Trott,
45, Wauchula.
Nathaniel R. Braddock, 31,
Wauchula, and Faith Allegoi
Dizon, 31, Wauchula.
Matthew Johnathan Miller,-
23, Wauchula, and Crystal Criss
Reas, 23, Wauchula.
The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Discover Bank vs. Jerald
Dunn, voluntary dismissal.
Prime Acceptance Corp. vs.
Larry Eures, voluntary dis-
Arrow Financial Services
LLC vs. Melanie D. Nuccio,
voluntary dismissal.
Long's Air Conditioning Inc.
vs. Betty J. Howard and Linda
.D. Howard, default judgment.
Bagwell Lumber Co. of Avon
Park vs. Clark C. and Betty
Pearson d/b/a Thoroughbred
Hay Farm, default judgment.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Sherri Aguilar, default judg-
Samuel Delatorre vs. Elsa
Sambrano Vasquez, judgment
of tenant eviction.
Samuel Delatorre vs.
Marcellina Martinez, judgment
of tenant eviction.
Staton Inc. vs. Christy Pace,
judgment of tenant eviction.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed:
of recently in county court:
Anthony Rico Alvarado,
resisting arrest. without vio-
lence, time served, $325 -fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 cost of prose-
cution (COP), $50 investigative
Domingo Arroyo-Hernan-
dez, disorderly intoxication,
time served, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 COP.
James R. Beasley, giving
false ID to a law enforcement
officer, $325 fine and court
dosts, $50 COP.
Marco Garcia, affray and
resisting arrest without vio-
lence, time served, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fees, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.
Juan Perez Gomez, domestic
battery, 26 days with credit for
time served (CTS), $677 fine
and court costs, $50 public.
'defender fees, $50 COP.
Rosario Herrera, petit theft,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion six months, $325 fine and
-court costs, $50 COP, $9.63
.,restitution, 25 hours community
Juan Ramirez Lopez, domes-
tic violence battery, time
served, $677 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees
;and $50 COP placed on lien.
Alex Jesse Melendez, loiter-
ing/prowling, time served, $325
:fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Rigo Montez, domestic bat-
itery, battery and resisting arrest.
without violence, time served.
$677 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fee and $50
COP placed on lien.
Patricio Espinosa Rojas,

aftray, not prosecuted.
Elias Valdez, theft or tamper-
ing with utility or cable, not
Estella Rodriguez Valdez,-
theft or tampering with utility
or cable, not prosecuted.
Mario Vazquez, domestic
battery, time served, $677fine
and court costs, $50 public
,defender fee, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.
Rufino Vasquez, battery, dis-
Anita Castillo, obstruction of
execution of a search warrant,
130 days CTS, released to inpa-
tient care, $325 fine and court
costs, $150 public defender fees
and $50 COP placed on lien;
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.
Guillermo Garcia, disorderly
intoxication, time served, $325
fine and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.
Ana Gabriela Lara, petit
theft, transferred to pretrial
. diversionary program.
Carolina Luna, petit theft,
transferred to pretrial diversion-
ary program.
Ricky Trevino, possession of
drug paraphernalia, bond.
Christopher Omar Trevino,
petit theft, time served, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.
Brian Lee Doane, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Robert Douglas Garner, bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Daniel Farias, violation of,
probation (original charge
domestic battery), probation
revoked, 90 days CTS.
Cleofas Juan Leyva, viola-
tion of probation (original'
charge resisting arrest without
violence), probation terminated.
Adam Delatorre, possession
of drug paraphernalia, adjudica-
tion withheld, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 COP; posses-
sion of marijuana and domestic
battery, not prosecuted.

The following criminal
traffic cases were disposed of
recently in county court.
* Dispositions are based on
Florida Statutes, driving
record and facts concerning
the case. k
Elizabeth Coronado, driving'
while license suspended
(DWLS), produced valid
license, $195 court costs, $50
Laurencio Vazquez, DUI and
DWLS reduced to reckless
driving, 25 days CTS, probation
one year, no alcohol or bars,
DUI school, evaluation and
treatment, $340 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee,
$50 COP, 50 hours community.
Refugio Chavez-Reyes, DUI
and no valid license, probation.
one year, license suspended six
months, ignition interlock six
months, tag impound 10 days,
DUI school, no alcohol, or bars,
alcohol abuse evaluation/treat-.
ment, warrantless search and
*seizure, random screens, $1,438
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP, 50
hours community service.
Allen Lester Fowler, DWLS,'
adjudication withheld, $195
court costs, $50 COP.
Sophia A. Garcia, DWLS,.

$40 pi IaX -O l a fwlf

$195 court costs, $50 COP. Stella Valdez vs. Jose Luis
Pabel Hernandez, reckless Martinez Jr., petition for injunc-
driving and no valid license, tion for protection.
probation one year, DUI school, Dorothy Rivers vs. Emory
alcohol abuse evaluation/treat- Rivers Jr., petition for injunc-
ment, no alcohol or bars, ran- tion for protection.
dom screens, warrantless search Maria Yolanda Perez vs.
and seizure, $340 fine and court Arturo Abarca, petition for
costs, $100 public defender injunction for protection.
fees, $50 COP, 50 hours com-
munity service. The following decisions on
George Juarez, DUI, proba- civil cases pending in the cir-
tion one year, license suspended cuit court were handed down
six months, tag impound 10 'recently by the circuit court
days, DUI school, alcohol judge:
,abuse evaluation/treatment, Rico Cielo vs. Chief of
warrantless search and seizure, Police Zolfo Springs, dismissal
random screens, no alcohol or of Oct. 3, 2008 vacated and
bars, $913 fine and court costs, case rescheduled for hearing.
$50 COP, 50 hours community Teresa Cunningham. and
service. Kelly Cunningham, dismissed.
Manuel Ramon Herrera Jr., Linda Darlene Ratliff and
DWLS, dismissed. Clyde Thomas Ratliff III, dis-
Danny Roy McAbee, missed.
DWLS, adjudication withheld, Briggs Construction Equip-
$340 fine and court costs, $50 ment Inc. vs. BJD Enterprises
COP. Inc., dismissed.
Esteban Mendiola, DWLS, Midland Funding LLC vs.
adjudication withheld, $195 Santos R. Torres, consent judg-
court costs, $50 COP. ment.
Lottie Denise Miller, DWLS, Margaret A. Barringer and
adjudication withheld, $195 Richard J. Barringer, modifica-
court costs, $50 COP. tion of child support.
Humberto Molina, DWLS, Vanessa Guadalupe Gon-
$340 fine and court costs, $50 zalez and DOR vs. Jose Hum-
COP. berto Gonzalez Jr., child sup-
Saul DeLaRosa Rodriguez,: port order.
DUI, probation one year, Nolan Allison Galvan and
,license suspended, tag impound DOR vs. Christopher Lee
10 days, DUI school, warrant- Delatorre, child support order.
less search and seizure, evalua- Harriette R. Powell and DOR
tion/treatment, random screens,- vs. Darius L. Pitts, child support
no alcohol or bars, $913 fine order.
and court costs, $50 COP, 50 Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
hours community service. Rodolfo Lopez, Ruth Ruiz et al,
Santos Zuniga Lugo, DWLS, dismissed.
adjudication withheld, $195
court costs, $50 COP. Child support contempt
Donald David Fowler,: orders were entered in the fol-
DWLS, probation six months,: lowing cases:
$340 fine and court costs, $100 Taneka Mischelle Webster
public defender fees, $50 COP, and DOR vs. Willlie Lawrence
$50 investigative costs. Dunlap III.
Delmas Homery Gough, rac- Amanda L. Terrell and DOR,
ing on highway reduced to vs. Michael Cruz.
reckless driving, adjudication Mary K. Kilpatrick and DOR
withheld, probation six months, vs. Michelle Paul Lee.
$340 fine and court costs, $50 Amy Cherie Evans and DOR
COP, 50 hours community ser-- vs. James P. Entwhistle.
vice. Marcella Valencia and DOR

Tammy Ann Rodd, DUI vs. Angel Guerrero.
amended to careless driving, a Tina Parks and DOR vs.
civil infraction, adjudication Stephanie L. Richardson.
withheld, $138 fine. Santana Rodriguez and DOR
Hezzie Alex Russell, DWLS, vs. Telesforo Martinez.
30 days CTS, $340 fine and Kristine L. Datema and DOR
court costs, $100 public defend- vs. David G. Savage.
er fees, $50 COP. Neomi Ramos and DOR vs.
Roberto Gallegos Jr., DWLS, Ramiro Ramirez.
16 days CTS, $340 fine and Laquinda Deanna Smith and
court costs, $50 public defender DOR vs. Clarence C.: Graham.
fee, $50 COP. Teres, H. Wright and DOR
vs. John D. Shoffner.
CIRCUIT COURT Terra Danielle Coleman and
The following civil actions .:,.DOR vs. Jamie Robert Scran-
were filed recently in the" _ton.
office of the circuit court: Donna Jean Galvez and DOR
Doris Yvonne Hernandez and.. vs. Paul A. Martinez.
the state Department of Reve-.
nue (DOR) vs. Veronica Ann-'-. The following felony crimi-

Torres, petition for child sup-..
Enrique Herrera vs. Aurora
Alamia Garza, petition to clari-
fy child support.
Lidiana Pascual vs. Feliciano
Chavez Bautista, petition for
injunction for protection.
Rosa Linda Santos and DOR
vs. Debbie Santos Jaramillo,
petition for enforcement of
administrative child support
Shirley Mahoney vs. YUM!
Restaurant International et al,
' Jennifer Able vs. Arno Jay
Skipper Jr., damages con-
tract indebtedness.
Farmers Home Administra-
tion vs. Armando Sr. and
Brenda Alvarado Garcia and
Roberto Cavazoz, petition to
foreclose mortgage.

nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.,
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Sergio Alamia, violation of
probation (original charges two
counts battery on a law enforce-
ment officer and fleeing to
elude an officer with active
lights and sirens), probation
revoked, 18 months community
control house arrest, no alco-
hol or drugs or being around
people who use them, random

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drug screens, warrantless
search and siezure, complete'
community service hours, $150
public defender fees and $100
cost of prosecution (COP)
added to outstanding fines and
Kara Nichole Bodiford,
grand theft, 18 month proba-
tion, no contact with victim or
co-defendant, $520 fine and
court costs, $150 public defend-
er fees, $100 COP, $300 inves-
tigative costs, $285 restitution.
150 hours community service;
criminal conspiracy, not prose-
Lauro Cisneros, aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon,
not prosecuted.
Troy Thomas Clinton, bur-
glary of structure and grand
theft, two years community
control, $520 fine and court
costs, $350 public defender
fees, $100 COP, $900 investiga-
tive costs, $1,143 restitution.
Jennifer 0. Daniels, felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, transferred to county crimi-
nal traffic court.
Roberto Gallegos Jr., viola-
tion of probation (original
charge burglary of a con-
veyance), probation revoked,
364 days in jail with credit for
time served (CTS), $50 public
defender fee and $100 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and all placed on lien.
$610.30 restitution due.
Demetrius Jermal Graham,
violation of probation (original
charge burglary of dwelling),
probation revoked, one year
county jail, $100 public defend-
er fees and $100 COP added to
outstanding fines and fees and
placed on lien.
Jason Jones, introduction of
contraband into a state facility
and possession of marijuana, 90
days in jail, probation one year,
after Lee County probation
ends, license suspended two
years, $520 fine and court costs,
$350 public defender fees, $100
Santos Luna, grand theft
auto, not prosecuted.
Roberto Martinez IV, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and
grand theft, one year one day
Florida State Prison CTS, $520
'fine and court costs, $400 pub-
lic defender fees, 200 COP
placed on lien; possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prose-
Jose A. Ramirez III, felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, 30 days in jail on weekends,
$340 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees, $100.
Willie James Robinson, three
counts dealing in stolen proper-
-ty, three years Florida State
Prison, CTS and concurrent
with previous sentences, $520
fine and court costs and $100
COP placed on lien.
Cynthia Short, grand theft,
not prosecuted.
Cory Allen Smith, violation
of probation (original charges
possession of marijuana and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia), probation revoked, six
months in jail.
Rogelio Valdez, possession
of cocaine, possession of mari-
juana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, adjudication
withheld, 18 months drug
offender probation, curfew, no
use of alcohol or drugs or con-
tact with those who do, evalua-
tion, $520 fine and court costs,
$350 public defender fees, $100
COP, 50 hours community ser-

Mark David Yates, felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, not prosecuted.
David Joel Boyitte, carrying
a concealed weapon, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation five
years, mental health evaluation,
anger management class, $520
fine and court costs, $500 COP.
Dustin Bagwell, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon,
adjudication withheld, two
years community control fol-
lowed by two years probation,.
no contact with victim, $520
fine and court costs, $100 COP.
Anita Castillo, violation of
probation (original charges pos-,
session of methamphetamine,
sale of methamphetamine and
possession of drug parapherna-;
lia), probation revoked, two;
years community control with
inpatient treatment, $600 public
defender fees and $200 COP
placed on lien with outstanding
fines and fees.
Tommy Kilpatrick, sale of.
methamphetamine and sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000.
feet of a convenience store,
31.5 months Florida State
Prison, $520 fine and court
costs, $350 public defenderfees
and $100 COP on each charge,
all placed on lien; two counts
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, time served.

The following real estate-
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Gilbert and Nellie Garcia to
Billy and Janice Hill, $107,800.
Billy and Janice Hill to
Gilbert and Nellie Garcia,
John R. and Georgia A. Spear
to James F. II and Maria Hall,
William R. and Jacqueline J.
Burton to Edwin L. and Fonsby
A. Himes, $20,000.
Wauchula State Bank to
Albert Cummings Enterprises
Inc., $45,000.
Kathryn R. Maynard to
Warren and Emily Joyce,
Deutsche Bank National
Trust Co. to Billy and Janice
Hill, $54,000.
U.S. Bank National Associa-
tion to Juan G. Gamez,
Eduardo Cruz-Hernandez .to
Homes of Wauchula Inc.,
Honies of Wauchula Inc. to
Eduardo Cruz-Hernandez, Jose
Cruz-Hernandez and Hector
Cruz-Hernandez, $147,500.
Twenty-Twenty Groves Inc.
to Mosaic Fertilizer LLC,

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Dear Santa Claus,
Hi! My name is Laqucena
I liv In Wauchula, Florda.
It IS nice over hir. Haw do
the randers fly in the sky?
I like you. You are the
Best santa. I howp you
bring a Buch of prezits.
You are nice santa. You can
do evere thing. i wood lev
Brownes for you! bye
J Laqucena Orosco

Dear Santa,
Whats up! This is Luis
from Mrs. Landry's class.
How is the NOrth Poole?
I'm warm over here and I
bet that it is cold. This is
my chrismas list. I want
the Ben 10 dreater, Ben
10 Watch, all Ben 10
Movies, 'another trailer
that you gave me, another
hummer, 10 noteBooks,
candy, a cacile, all Ben 10
Toys, School Stuf and a
bDell computer. I promic
that I Will Be good. I'll Be
good to my sister even is
she makes me go craysy. I
will good to my class
mates. I will Be good to my
family. Oh and one more
thing. I want stuff ani-
mals, Showe, marcers,
enternet, 2 Printers,
Dinosaur Toys, a globe, 10
coloring books; a chirh that
rolls, 10 word sketch
books. I will give you milk
and cookys.
p.s. I hop you have a
merry chrismas!
Luis Martinez
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Dear Santa,
Hil This is Lianna. Whats
the tiprocher in the North?
How old are you? Every,
Christmas why do the
rindrers make ames? This
is my Christmas list. I want
my own computers, a
skooter, wii games, a wii,
DS Games, a Iphone, and a
trplne. I promise I will be
good. I will not bug my sis-
ter and do my homework.
Lianna Albritton

Dear Santa,
Whats up? This is Tyson
from Flords. When Where
you Born? How old are you?
For Christmas I wont a
Nerf football, and video
watch, and Raw vs
.Smackdown fards.'I am not
going to, call my family'
names. 'Have a great
Christmas Eve. I will Make
you Cholklit chip cookys.
See you next year!
Loven Sutton
Tyson Sutton

Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year

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Dear Santa,
Hi! This is Jerika from
Florida. How old are youy
How are your raindeers?
Are there lot's of
snowflakes? Do you get to
sleep any? This is my
Chrismas list. I want a
labtop, psp, DS, Wii, XBox
tree sixtte, plashen 3,
teddy Bears, a crown, nek-
lis, earrings a little
Chrismas tree, and lots of
toys. I wont be meen or
selfish. I will put carrots
out for the rain dears. I'll
talk to you later!
Jerika Rimes
Dear Santa Claws,
Hil Im Shelby. How arare
you doing? I'm fine. Are
you getting ready for
christmas? I can't wait for
christmas. This is my
Christmas list. I want a
bing bag, Greus stuff, High
school Musical stuff, a
horse, a fur line fave
hoise, a fur live fave dog,
a light up neather pengwin,
aneather note from you,
Ips, or sidney, sign it, DS
game, a Hanna Monntana
for wee,m and aneather
witting dress. I will give
you choclat chip cookies. I
will give your riandeers
reindeer food. Have a
Merry Christmas.
Shelby Zeigler
Dear Santa,
Hil This Ebony from
Zolfo Springs. Is there a
woman, santa? How old are
you? This is my chismas-
list. I want a Bike pleez.'
Pleez make it snow. I wood
love some toys with a
labtop. May I have some
heelies, ripstik, DS? I am
going to be good. I willdo
my chors. I will lev you
some Pandca. Merry crist-
Ebony Lee

Dear Santa Claus,
Hi This is DANieL. I Live
iN FloRidA. I am 9 YeARs
old. My BiRThDAy is APRil
The 19th. I wish I could
get a PSP A, BiKe, and A
gAme Boy. To uRNe iT I
will NOT DANCE iN Class.
How is The North pole
Santa Claus! Sapta How is
the Reeinders Rudolfph,
Dasher, Dancer Prancer,
and Vixin? So Merry
Christmas Santa Claus.
Daniel Everett

Dear Santa,
Hi! Thes is IM from
Florida. How old are you?
Do you get to sleep? Can
you get me a lot of trak-
tors and heelies and a DS?
Plees! I wel be good. See
you next year!
Jim Brown


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bear Santa Clause,
Are you working hard?
I'm working hard to cause
my teacher give us work to
learn and be smart!
Sometime Its is hard and
little bit easy. I hope you
can give me presents and
for little Sister.When you
come I will leave you
Cookies Some milk to eat
and at night I will be
watching you and your rain-
deers I can't wait to see
roodof and you. Santa I
want for for Christmas isa
Hanna Montana house and
doll, bratz car, something
that bakes, puppy in my
poket, a scoter with two
wheels anda seat on it
Alicia Lopez
Dear Santa,
Hi santa. I am a new
student in Mrs. ZS class. I
know how to be kind. How
is Rudolf- the reindeer?
Max I have these presents
a teddy bear and some
books any books will do and
also a arudolf toy that walks

Dear Santa,
Hey this is me Aldo H
are you doind? can I have
an exBox and the mario
video game, a car racing
game,a car racing games a
foot ball and a base ball I
want hunging dinosaurs
game, a juping skates game
on ice.
With love,

Dear Santa,
How is Rodolf doing an
the other reindears? I am
messing up a little but I'm
trying to do better in
School evry day. I belive I
should have a wii, motorcy-
cle, monstertruck game, x
box 360, psp, Junie B.
Jones and her big fat
mouth, puppies, game cube.
Are you going to eat my
cookies and drink my milk
Julien Benaivdez

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa its me Joseph
your old pal. Do you
remember me? I was just
wounding how Rudolf is
doing? I hope you and Mrs.
Clause are doing well? Tis
is what I want for chrismas
is an nintendo, shoes, and
an remote control car. I
don't want a lot of toys
because other kids get only
one present because I don't
want to be stingy.
Joseph Long

Dear Santa claus,
Hil This is Jeremiah from
W.E.S. Scoolh. Am I on
the note list or on the good
list? I hav ben good.1 This
is my crismis list. I want a
remote control car. I want a
pse. I want noroto 4. I will
giv pere pepl money and
shar my toeys and be good.
Hay Santa have a good nite
and merry christmas and,
tell the elfs I sed hay. So
I will see you yer.
P.S. I am happy you are
santa and glad
Jeremiah Mancillas
Dear Santa,
Hil This Dinah. How is
Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer,
Prancer, Vixen, Comet,
Cupid, Donder, and Blitzen?
For Christmas can I Pleae
have a Toy Bratz Doll,
Hannah montana lap top,
and a flash lite, and a
Hannah montana Been bag,
DS, and a monkyl How is
Mrs. Claus and How are
you? Oh yea and I will earn
all my presents by not fit-
ting with my brother I will
rite you next year!
Dinah Caldwell
bear Santa,
Hi! This is Kimberly from
California. When were you
born? When did you start
to get a job? I want a
computer for christmas and
toys, a bike, Hanna Mannta
closth, Hanna Mannta,
bags, and anything of
Hanna Mannta, I will cook
for you. I will even cook
"ofo your deer. I .done my
homework. I will do good at
taking care of my broth-
er. I will see you next
yaer. Merry chrismasl I
will waite for you on chris-
mas! Love,
Kimberly Fonseca
Dear Santa,
Hello! This is Angel from
Wauchula Elementary
School. Do you like when it
is Christmas? How are.
doing? I would like a PSP,
SD, D-rex and a sosiker
action figer. I will be good,
nice, and helpful for peo-
ple. You are a nice person,
Santa Claus. I wish I could
see you, I want to play
with the reindeers. I will
give you a snack. I will give
you a bag of chips and
some fresh milk!
Dear Santa,
this is Javier. Is every-
thig going OK? All I want
for chmiis to have a
remote car. I want to
have a nitendo D.S., But
wat I want most is to meet
you. i promes I will be nice
not noty.S
Javier Montoya

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How are your reindeers
From, today are they good today?
F Okon -How are you this year?
How is your friends I have
talk to one of your friends?
you. I How was your
So I Thansksgiveing day? Are
ou and you Rudlf doing good
are a today? I want a real p.s.p
dlever with games with it and a/
ce. an m.p.3 player. I hop you
n't for have a grate day on christ-
)y and mas. I should get those
,ill be present for christmas
and I because I 'love those games
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Dear Santa,
Do you remember me
from last Chrismas? Your
reindeer ate my cookies
and drank white milk. I like
the snow glove last year.
This year I would like to
have a doll house and
make-up please. I been
good and' I don't get in
trouble and I do what my
mom and DAD tells me to
do.. How is Rudolf hes
good? How is Mrs. Clause?
Christmas is my favorite
holiday Santa! I will see
you on Chrismas. Guess
what Santa! We have a big
Christmas tree and a star
is on the top.
Alivia Hodges

Dear Santa,
Hi! Santa are you and
rudolf good? cant visit you
this year and the elf please
santa? I want a i pod, psp
and a dirt bike. I want a
rudolf that can talk. I
deserve this stuff because
I Listen to my mom, dad
and people and family
sometimes I be on red.
sometimes I be on green
and yellow.
Jose Castillo

Dear Santa,
Hey its me Josev How is
rudolf the rain deer..I
hope hes fine. Anyways, I
was thinking of my presents
and it was a PSP with a
charger with lots of games.
How is your elfs doing I
want a paint gun and a dirt
bike. Thats all Santa! Ills
ceyeah letter. When
Christmas comes and I
hope Christmas comes early.
today I dezsurve my pres-
ents becous Im a good boy
Also I have the best tech-
er ever and my best friend
ever is Josec and were
going to a field trip and
were ganna sing christmas
songs and see coill things
PS Love,
Dear Santa,
Hi santa how are you and
the reindeer doing? I't me
Andrea Im just waiting on
you for chrismas and this is
what I want is make-up,
shose, clothes, lava lamp
and stuff for school ,and
puppys in my pocket I
Deserve because I lesten
to my mom and dad.
Dear Santa,
I hope .you and Mrs.
Clause are doing good. All I
want is a 4 weeler and a
Play Station2. I Deserve It
Because I listen to my mom
and dad.
Ashley: Kelley

Dear Santa,
Do you remember me
from last christmas? I
made you a gingerbread
man last Christmas. It has
his own house. It has candy
cans on the fornt door.
How is miss clause. I hope
she is fine. How is Rudolf.
Is his nose still Shiney.
How are the elf. I want a
MP3 for Chistmas. I know
other kide that do not have
toy. They are poor. Last
Chirstmas I got a doll
house. I been good at
school. I help my classmate
do there work. I do what
my parents tell me to do.
Can you see if you get some
glasses. I hope you hav a a
Happy holiday.
LeLda Calvillo

Dear Santa,
Bool Hi santa I am
Aubrey How are the ran-
ders? How are you Santa?
Santa here is wat I want
for Christmas a bike, a
DS, DS games, A Wii, A
forwiler toy, High Shcool
Muiscle, PJS, bobby Jack
PJS, bobby Jack slippers
and a puppy. I should get
thes tings because I have
been good all year long.
Aubrey Bragg
Dear Santa,
Hil Santa how are you
and you remember me from
last year.! My Name is
Guillermo Velasco. And how
is Rudolf is he fine. How
many plase you are eady
went to give presents. In
christmas I want a p.s.p. I
want New Supr mairo game
to put on the p.s.p., MP3
player. Please because I
been so grate student. to
mom. and to my teacher I
wood like to have a scoot-
er. Because I owes listen
to my mom what she tall
me to do.
Guillermo Velasco

Dear Santa,
Christmas"! I been a good
girl. I really want a three-
wheelers. I won't a rocket.
Please. I won't a chan doll.
How are 'you?
Savannah Abbott

Dear Santa,
Hoho ho Merry Christmas
I've been a' good boy this
year. I wish for a D.S. 'and
can it be red and a football
game. So I can play it. And
I want a flat screen t.v. so.
I can see the tampa Bay
Buccener win the game
Lizandro Villarreal
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Dear Santa claus,
Ho Ho Ho Merry
Christmas. I have been a
good girl this year. I want
a new Woddy and buzz
light year toy Because I
lost mine when I Went to
texas and also I want a
new television set. SoI can
watch the. Bucceners.
Santa Claus Which football
team do you go for? Will
you like oreols cookies and
milk? Can I ride the sled
with your on Christmas
night. I love Christmas and
you Santa Claus.
P.S. Your suit is as red
as a red rose. Happy
Christmas Santa Claus.
Serenity Aguirre Banda
Dear Santa,
Ho ho ho! Merry,
Christmasl I bine good good
gire this year. This year I
would want a new mp3
player for christmas.
Because I can her music in
it. I also whish for a 4-
wheeler because I can go
arawned my yard and I can
go up and down. I also wish
for a modersiykl because I
can go fast on the mober-
sikl and faster and fast.

Do you have reminder
can fly in the air? A
real because Some
say that you are n
and some people say y
real so I want to now
are real?
P.S. don't forget tc
my presents.
bear Santa,.
Christmas. I Bin ver
Girl and my Birthday
December the 9th.
Birthday presents.
wish for four. I. want
and cat for Christi
wish for everybody t
And ThaTs not All I
can see one of your
pears. Can riDe one o
rain Dears.

Dear Santa,
Ho, Ho, Ho merry
mas. do you Now w
want for chistmas i
dot do you want to
Yes you will want to
want a ball.
Katie Ca

Dear Santo
HoHoHO san
marry chistmas have
very good doy. This
is one uv my
months. I wish that
thees bay I can go.
my graman that
mecixico. I wood be
santa can you mak
wish cum choo pees
blee in you. I like y
taclaus, have a
crismis. I hop you
Hulices Hernand
Dear Santa,
"Ho, Ho, Ho"!
Christmas. I've been
girl this year. I wisi
a laptop because I
play games and go t(
homework that is s
to do. I also wish
nails and super gl
they have to. be sizi
nand eight that's wh
it has to be. And
wished for or
because I: wnt to pi
up in my hole face
like my teacher
Longenecker. Santa
to tell you a quest
I want my wish .t
P.S. If you don
that much money.
the laptop it is ohk

Dear Santa,
"Ho Ho Ho" I wish you a
merry chirstamas. I wish
for a cowboy blanket this
year. Because the cowboys
are my favorite team. I
also wish for a picture of
tony romo this year. I also
wish for a cowboy cup
because I want to give to
my bad. Cowboys are cool
and Awesome to my
teacher. I want a cowboy
laptop because I want to
see the cowboys play. I
want a trophy of tony
romo. I want a car about
tony romo and Jessica
simon. I want a tony romo
glasses for my., teacher. I
also wish for a cowboy car-
pet for my mom. I want a
og name tony romo. I
want a dress about tony
romo because he is nice to
me. I watch NFI at my
house. I wish the cowboys
won all the time in each
game. I also want a Phone
of tony romo. I want a
cowboy picture for my
teacher. GO 1GO! Dallas
Cowboys rock all the time.
Your frend,
Bibiana Mier

s that Dear Santa Clus,
re you Ho! Hol Hol Merry
people Christmas. I've been a good
o real girl. I wish for a doll with
'ou are the big house. Because I
if you like to play With the dolls
and combing there hair. I
o bring also wish for a laptop.
Because I want to check
Love, important informan. And
Arana prent some' paper that my
student's need. Or may be
see what my mom need or
Merry dad. And I hope you could
y good get that for me so I could
is on have Barbie doll's and a
I want laptop. And that is what I
Can I wish for this year. My
t a dog qustin is if you are real or
nas. I not. And if you are in the
o com. North. And if you are the
wish I one who brings the pres-
rain- ents because I think it is
:f your my parents who get out of
bed and put them under
Love, the chrismad tree. Can you
Austin come to my house. It is
green and white.
chist- Yamillex Miranda
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why? Dear Santa,
no. I HOHOHO Merry cresmes
i ben a good boy i wish for
Love, a rell wude bige bude beth
macho nese and, hamr..and pate
S red an blue 'flid white
pete and black pant and my
taclaus one tv card it can huck up
e ben a in a tree and a XB360 wute
years it can huck ue in a tree
faverit weth sad roll the game but
own ur eight hudret Wude and
to visit eighteen phase and three
is in more stuff uf wud and i
happy. hop my which com trow.
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santa I Love,
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I wish ofr a computer so I
Love, can play on and a flat screen
ez Ruiz tv and a foot ball so I can
watch the football player's
with my football. to, and
Merry how do you fit in little fire
I a god plans and I Love you to.
hed for 0 Love,
want to Wdyleh Richardson
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ied for Ho.. Ho, Ho. merry
ue but christmas. I been very
e seve- good. and I os wish for a
Nat size macen chrill race car and I
I also hop you have a good christ-
ake-up mas to I want to ride on
ut mak- your slea with you. I hope
t, 6 be I Wood have a new flat
Miss' screen tv and I waot a new
I have gaoit for chistmase. could
on that you show me some moec.,
o some love,
Daniel Salazar
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Dear Santa,
I wish for a new house
and new toys. I Love
'" Christmas not halloween.- I
love christmas because it's
my favorite holiday. I wish
for a new brother and a
new sister, I whish for a
pet that is a dog. Santa I
want to tell you that do you
take care of people and
A'h that do you sing. The most
thing I want to no how do
you fly.
Mateo Maldonado
Dear Santa,
HoHoHo Merry Chistmas
I wish I had a BaBey Dall
with wing and gider and m
doll house, and a nendeo
1BS, to play my cat and dog
game, I which I had a pony
Sand a big hours and a
fowirler to ride fast. Why
dusint it snow.
P.S. don't forgit to Bing
my presins.
I Love,
Brinna Medrano

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Dear Santa,
"HO" "HO" "HO" merry
chistmas I wish for a
Laptop. a three wilier. I
never had a computer put I
want one so bad. I want a
ballss Cow Boys tv and a
toy and a car.
Makenna Dimock

Dear Santa claus,
How are you and Mrs.
Claus? I hope you have lots
of toys for me. I want a
work puppy because it can
play with you. It plays tug
a wore, sleeps, and eats.
Second of all, I want a lap
top because I can send
emails to my friends. Third
of all, I want an ipod
because I can hear music.
Have a merry chrismas eve
Santa Claus.
Anahi Ramos
Dear Santa Claus,
How are your? I hop you
have alot of toys for me. I
willhave some milk and
cookies for you! I want a I
dog, a Build-A-Bear, and a
Scutor for Christmas. I
want an I-dog because it
moves and if you push its
nose it will dance. Have you
watched me? Have a Holly
Holly Christmas!
Hailey McLeod
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Claus? I hope you are
great. I like Roodof. All I
wont for Cristmas is a
radio. Because I can sing
and relax doing my home-
work. I want a little puppy.
Because it is going to be so
so cute. I want a yoyo.
Because it is the best toy
ever. I'll leave you cookies
and milk. I like the way you
dress Santa. Have a merry
asin ArLove,
Jasmine Adriana
~~~ ~

Dear Santa,
How are you? How are
the reandeer? How do you
eat all of the cookies on
Christmas eve? I Want a
Dinosar hemgage. When
the Dinosaar opens his
moth you would not wdnt to
get the car in his mouth. I
want a scotor for christmas
I want a blue wooh. I hope
you have a good Christmas.
Hake Harain

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? have a"
great year. How are your
rein deer? Can you Bring
me a little puppy for
Chistmas? I want a little
puppy because I have no
cats and dog's. Can I have
moonsand? can I have a
Ipod because I do not have
any Ipod's? I have been
good this year. I hope you
have a great trip Back to
the north Pole.
Julie Harrison

Dear Santa Claus,
*How is Mrs Claus? How
are the elvs? How are you?
do the reindeer fly by
christmas spirit? My name
is Melissa. My Dad's
favorite holiday is christmas.
My favorite holiday is
christmas. All I wont for
christmas is a laptop 'for
christmas. And a scodur
for christmas. And to help
kids that need your help. I
Love christmas very much.
It is the funist selubrashin
of goods Birthday. I Love
you Santa. All I wont for
christmas is for you to help
the people who bot have
Melissa Santellan
Dear Santa,
How are you? I hope you
are doing good. Did one of
the reindeer fall off the
slaye? What Kind of toys
do you make? I want a
pickcher of you and Mrs.
claus. I want it so I can
put it on my wall. I want a
toy that looks just like
Roodoff. So I can squze
him tite and play with him.
That is all I want. Me and
my friends are Very good. I
like the way you dress.
Have a Holly Jolly
Chr~tmas. '.
SJarisa Lindsey

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bear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus? Are
your elves still working? I
am not nautey. I am nice.
I want twunty two small
football players. Because I
want to play offenc and
Defenc with them. I also
want the Nerf N stick for
the wii. Because I do not
no how to play. Also the
znew Narneu movie.
Because I saw it but i for-
got what it was about. I
will leave you brownies and
milk. I hope you have a
holly jolly Christmas and a
hppy new year. I hope I
hear your bells. And I hope
you say ho, ho, ho.
Anthnoy Rosado

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? I hope you
have a great year. What
are the reindeers names?
Do the elves work hard to
make the toys for
Chrismas. I want a little
work puppy and it's name is
Luckey. Becus he lisins to
you and sleep's and play's
tugwer. I want a bike for
Chrismas so I can ride it. I
want a pink bike. And I
want a D.S. intindow so I
could play it when my
Brother is playing outside.
And I want a ipod so I can
lisin to music why I am
riding my bike. And have a
holly jolly Christmas.
Jasmin Pantoja
Dear Santa,
What are your reindeer
doing? How is Msr. Claus?
How are you doing? When
do the elves make the
toys? I want a XBox 360
because I can play games so
I don't haft to go out side
to play. I also want a ipod
so I can lisin to music all
day long. Iv bin good this
year. I hope you have the
best Chistmas ever. I will
leve you sum cookies to
eat. And a stove and a
note. I love you Santa.
Merry Christmas ho, ho,
Dawson Cantu
Dear Santa,
How are the elvs? And
How meny tims did you fly
around the world? Did you
have a grat year? Can I
have a I Dog...!? And a I
paod so I can hoock the I
og to the I Pod. I'd like a
tuch screen. I wold want a
fox in sockes book. With
plastic around it. and a
picter of Ms. Clos and you
that. is all I want for
Chismas. And have a happy
new year. I will ahve a
spictacler presetns for you
and some hot choclet and
cookes. I hope you have a
maerry chismas.
Your friend,
Ben Clarke

bear Santa,
How are you? How are
the reindeer feeling? How
is Mrs. Claus doing? I want
a Xbox 360 for Christmas
becuese it is fun to play
games on it. I want a Wii
or Christmas. I want to
ride in a Hellercoter with
you. I hope you have the
est Chrismas.
Tom Pace
Dear Santa Claus,
How many toys do the
elves make every Chrismas?
Does the sleigh fly by
Christmas spirit? I wilI
leave you some cookies and
chocolate milk. I would like
a psp, play season 2, and to
get a ride on the sleigh
with you and Mrs. Claus. I
hope you have a very good
year. thank you Santa.
Merry Christmas!
p.s. I'll give you the pre-
sant when we ride.
Your friend,
Marc DeLatorre
Dear Santa,
How are you doing this
year? How is Mrs. Claus?
ow are the elves 'and
reindeer doing? OK I want
a Mp3 player, for chistmas
because I want to download
songs and listen to them.
Second, I want a Dallas
Cowboys Jersey I want it
because my friend Adrian
has one to. Last, I want a
blue skateboard with
flames on it that is all I
want for chistmas. I hope
you have a safe trip back
to the North Pole.
Logan Albritton

bear Santa Claus,
How are you? I hope you
have a great year And how
many reindeer do you have?
I want for Christmas is a
rabbit because I want to
hug it. I like rabbit fur and
I want a scutor for
Christmas. Because I have
a bike but not a scutor. I
want a little Christmas tree
in my room because I can
share it with my sister.
That all I want for
Christmas and have a nice
Christmas Eve.
Victoria Salazar
bear Santa,
How many reindeer do
you fly with? How are the
reindeer? How do they fly?
Do the reindeer ever get
tired from flying? What I
want for chrismas is a
DidJ. Because my sister
wants my Leapster. Second
I want 3 packs of football
cards because it has my
favorite players. I also
want 7 fat head football
players because it has war-
ick dunn, Rondre barber,
Jeff garcia, Carnell
Williams, hrnist graham,
Michal clayton, and Joey
galloway. I hope you will
ave a safe trip see you
next chrismas.
bDustin Willis

Dear Santa,
How are you doing and
your reindeer doing? Is
mrs. claus sick? Whats her
name? Can I have a scate
bord and all of the spy
geres. I would clean up my
sisters room and do what
my mom and dad says.
your freind
Russell Long
Dear Santa,
You and your elves work
hard before christmas
began. Is it hard to be
santa or easy? It mite be
easy. Can you tell me Mrs.
Claus name? Can you please
give me a skateboard, some
books, and a football with
a spider on it an says spi-
der-man. These are my
favorite. Merry Christmas
Your friend,
Marvin Cook
Dear Santa,
Santa your elves are cool
fanstastic, awesum, and
your rein-deers. Why do
they like out meal so much?
Santa you know what i want
for Christmas i want a psp,
playstasann 3, xbox 360,
antidow DS. Welcome to
my house. I will tell my
mom to live cookies and
Merry Christmas.
Your friend,
Bryan Conrad
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you today. your
lefs working so hard. I lik
your Rindeer's because
they can fly up in the sky
and also because you are
nice can I have to Brat
toys and with it I want a.
home of them. I know that
your alfs look small and
your are Big and that you
ave red in the midol and
and wite out side and your
rindeers are Brown with
I love yoo sata close,
Yameline Catalan

Dear Santa,
How is the elves? Are
they doing a good job? I
want for Christmas is a
Hannah Montana doll and a
chock board and I would
clean my room and my mom
will be happy because she
does not need to do mush.
I willhalep to clean the
house with my mom.
Your friend,
Isabel Avalos
Dear Santa,
How is your elfs working.
hows the randers acan I
please have a brats doll and
a snorkuly, orange, swetr.
I'll be nice to my sistes.
Your friend,
Hayley Thomas



Dear Santa,
How are you? I hope you
have a good year. I like
you reindeer. I eant a dog
for Christmas. Because I
only have cats. I want a
little pet bird. Because I
never had a bird. I want a.
little pet kitten for
Christmas. Because the
don't claw you. I have been
good. Happy Holly jolly
Cody Helms



bear Santa,
How are the elf? Are
they elf ok? if you no if
they are sike circe yes or
no? are the reindeer doing
Good. how is red deer. the
smost if mot how is your
waf is she doing Good
Circle Yes or na Sania Claus
I want some cloth form my
choouchul and I want fake
frog nails. I want on my
britherday my hall family
to come santa claus. sante
if got it is ok. I will clean
my room all the time to
yoner my stay!
Your franid
Conchita Torres

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus? Is
she nice? How is your rain-
deer. Are they ok? How
are your efves? Are they
working hard? Santa How
are you? Are you fine? Are
you nice to your elves? Are
you ok? I hope so. Would
you give a few toys? Would
you give me a tety bear?
Can you give me a fery
doll? Can you give me just
one more toy? Would you
give me cat toy? I would
lisin to my mom and dad. I
would clean my room I
would be nice to my cusins.
I'll help my mom and dad do
thire hard work. Santa
you are good I hope you
are. If you're nice I'll love
you. Santa I'll by for now
so have a great time at your
place. So happy holidays
and I like you. Have a very
great Mary Christmas.
Your Friend,
Aiyana N Root

Dear Santa Claus,
Welcome, santa. How are
the raindeers doing and
elfes? Do you want some
cokies wile I tell you hat I
want for christmas. First,
I want a sonic unleashed on
Play staishen 2. Next a
war game on DS. A pa-
treats football. Three
tickets to the Jonas
Brothers songs. Spy gear
eyeclops and spy gear with
you can hear and see on
spy gear. I will do all my
chores take care of my
sister take my trash out.
P.S. See ya next year!
Your friend
Joel Martinez

Dear Santa,
Santa I really want to
say welcome to you bea for
I tell you questions so now
welcome. Santa do you
really have raindeers that
make you fly and do you
really live in the south pole
or the northpoel. Do one of
your elfs come with you to
go for a ride and help you
take presents. Do you
really go thure the
chiminey and really put
presents in the houses.
Santa theys are the things
I want fo rchristmas. The
first thing I want for
chistmas is: a bike, a
blendy pen, a easy bake is
the most thing I want for
chistmas. Bobies, play do,
a toy puppy, make up nales,
guitar, pool, trampaleen,
scateboard, all thees
things that you can aford
pleas get them for me if
you can afoard it get it
pleas and pleas it will thank
me And I will thank you
back. Santa Claus and I
will never forge tyou and
always know tht you are
real and your elfs and your
raindeers. And I really
want a little puppy like a
pet and I will take care of
it and it will be trained if I
an train it. It might be girl
or a day I don't know ehtal.
I got me but I cant bracus
I have a cat already.
Yours truly Your Friend
Rachel N. St. Fort
Dear Santa,
How is your reindeers
doing? I hope your elfs are
doing are doing a Good Job
and i hope your doing well
to. I would like a Nintendo
DS and a new pear of shoes
For my brother t and my
sister. my brother size is
four and siste size i four or
six and I wish you a Merry
Chistmas. have a nice for-
ever. I will clean my room
every day of my life.
Your friend
Gilberto Valdiviez

Dear Santa,
I was wudering how your
elvs were doing this is the
thing my ant is giving me it
is a dunknul camru it for
crismis. and htis is the
thing I want you to give me
Your friend,
Jessica Roland

Dear Santa,
How are you doing santa?
How are your elves? Are
the reindeerf ok? Can I
have a toy helicopter? Can
I please have a toy truck
that holds a boat and a
airplane with toy guys? I
love you Santa you are my
best friend. I will do my
job this is what I do. Clane
the floor, clean hose,
vacyoom, and srub.
your best friend,
Quinton Yates
Dear Santa,
I wish you will give me a
lot of presents from you. I
wish you would flaoy to my
house first on your sleea. I
wish your elfes would make
me ol mollcudloied helli-
copter. I would fly it every
day. i would take care of
it. I would not mess it up.
Could you give me a Play
stashine? I would never,
never mess my Play
stashine 3, x box 360. I
would neve mess up nothing
that I get for Chrismis. I
would never, never, neve
mess up my stuff.
Your friend
Gallett Williams

Dear Santa,
How are the reander.
bonr and blita, sopita,
rodof and misisclas. And
you Santa. and the efles to
and momarsnechere. How is
ewrone doing, and I want a
Jonbreth sind and a
JonBreth Short and a side-
play and a JonBrath Blakit.
Alison Arce

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Dear Santa,
Ho Ho Ho. marry christ-
mas. Are you ready for
christmas? How is frosty
the snow man? For christ-
mas I would love a gitar
hero. I would also love a
new robe. I hope you are
taking care of rudolf. And
I also want some bed
slippers. And how is Mrs.
Claus? Is she doing good?
Are your reindeer cold? I
hope your reindeer are
ready to fly on christmas
eve. I promise to be very
very good.
Bryee Hernandez
f~~~ '

Dear Santa,
Ho Ho Ho Its Christmas
How is Mrs. Claus doing?
How is your Santa hat? I
want a DS and a resling
game And a HSM movie and
a game for my wii and a
Bratz and a new Home for
my Brbe. I will Be good. I
will be good good good
Zenes Hernandez
Dear Santa,
Ho Ho Ho! I cant bilev its
Chrismas How is Frosty the
snowman? Are' your rain-
dear ready to fly? For
Christmas I would love a
Nintendo DS, Barbe cruszS
ship, another Barbe house,
another computer, Art
galiry thing the last one
didn't work. The tinker-
bell move. I hope I get all
this stuff. Santa what do
you want for Chrismas? I'm
riady. for you to come
Santa. I'm going to have
. two surprises for you when
you come on Chrismas eve
night. I'll try to do my best
at being good this year. I
hope you have a holly jolly
chrismas. Happy new year.
Merry chrismas.
Taro a ines
Dear Santo,
Greetings I Hope you ave
a nice Chrismas How is
Frosty? How is Ruof for
Chrismas please let me
have tomes the train set. a
build your own train, please
let me have a DS with
games a psp whith,games,
and wii with games. I will
be very good mery chris-
James Neel
Dear Santa,
Greetings from wouchula.
How was your year? Hows
rudolf, jack frost, frosty?
Are they doing good? Are
you staying Warm in the
north pole? Did you get my
Chistmas list? Those are
the only seventeen things I
want., is that a big sleigh
of yours going to care all
those toys? If it does that
means there's a lot of
chistmas spirt because I
watched the movie Elf. It's
funny. I will try to be on
my best behoivor. Hope you
have a holly jolly merry,
chistmas. your the best
Colen Oakes

Dear Santa,
Greetings Santa How
does it feel to be Santa?
do you know how manny
kids are on earth? Can I
please have a imangin BaBy
sitter ds game and a spe-
cial special picture of you
and mRs clause and the
elves and the reindeer.
Also a nice fuzzy coat from
mRs, clause and you. I
hope you stay warm in the
Northpole. Oh, and I for-
got I'll try my Best being
good! Have a Jolly Holly
chrismas ond good Luck.
Daisy Badillo

Dear Santa,
Greeting's Santa. How is
froste doing.., and Mrs;
clous? How are -the rain-
dear. I have ben vere good
this year. For christmas I'
wont a xbox 360 plese and
a nentendo DS and a bird
and new pencils. Have a jole
new year.
Riley Boyett
rW y y

Dear Santa,
Howde from Wauchula.
How is jack frost? How are
your elves? How is your
raendears? For christmas
Please can I have a xbox
and a game cube and a PSP
and new closes for winter
and new Jacit and new
shirts for winter and a new
back pack. I'll be good so I
can have some of this
stuff. Marry christmas and.
a happy new year.
Christian Brant
Dear Santa,
Hellol How are your rein-
deer's? Is Mrs. claus O.K?
I hope you are staying good
in the NorthPole? For
christmas please get me
some toys and a coloring
book. In our classroom we
have a chistmas tree. I
hope you coud come. I will
be very, very, very good so
I could be on the good list.
I hope you and I have a
good merry christmas and a
gopd,,- christmas eval so
godbyel +1
Denali Briones

Dear Santa,
Ho, Ho, Ho. Hi Santa.
How is rudoff's nose? How
are the elves? How is Mrs.
Claus doing? Please can you
give me a nintendo, Wii,
robot, Xbox 360. Please
also the movie Bevlehills
chwwow, art broad, girls
books, a toy unucorn. I will
be good forever Merry
Christms Santa Claus.
Carrie Sue Taylor
Dear Santa,
Hello Santal How are
you? How cold is it in the
north pole? How is Jack
frost? What I want for
Christmas is a cumeleon.
Merry Christmas! I will be
good everywhere. Allso I
want a nitendo DS.
Isaiah Torres

Dear Santa,
Hello. How was your
'year? How is Mrs. Claus? I
hope you stay warm in the
north pol. I want a DS and
a pet turtle and a game
cube and a xbox 360. and
the best christmas ever
and alot of toy? That is all
I want for christmas. I'm
going to .be good for
christmas and marry
Noah Torres

Dear Santa,
Ho, Ho, H
a gin. How is
How is Mrs
How are you
your warm
Pole. For chi
a nintendo I
christmas b
And a make
factory. I
move Tinkerb
have a good
the best day
a gobd girl.

Dear 'Santa,
Hi! How are your
'Raindeer doing and How is
Mrs. Close? Is she ok and
is it cold in the north pole?
For Christmas I want a wii
and a cinderella move and a
great Book for me to read.
When I go home I can read
it every Day and night I
hope you Have fantastic
merry christmas.
Victoria Obregan
Dear Santa,
Ho, Ho, Ho! How are
you? What is it like up
there in the North Pole?
How is Rudolf the red nose
reindeer? For Christmas I
want a new Wii gae. And
Wii fit. Could you give me
nintendo DS? Would you
pleas give me a picture of
you, Mrs. Claus, Elves, and
the reindeer. I will be very
good and lisin. I will be
good for my mom, dad, sis-
ter, brother. I hope you
have a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.
Aubrey Stark

Dear Santa,
Greetings from Wau-
chula. Hows your day? How
cold is it at the North
Pole? Do yur reindeer flie
good? For Christmas I
would like new fish for my
fish tank. I will do what
I'm suposted to do. Ho,
Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas.
Makayla Wilson

Dear Santa,
How are your doing?
Chrismas is coming and
you now what that means.
Only 20 more days till
chrismas. I have been 50
persentn good. Because I
got all As on my spelling
test in 2nd grade. And I
barely got in trouble In 2nd
grade I only got in trouble 1
time. I haven't got in tru-
ble since thenc. My
Chrismas list is a long shot
20g and a xbox360.
Love your fiende,
Rawson Aubry
Dear Santa,
Is rootoof reely reel, and
what is yor faeferit color,
and what do the ellvs like
to do. How dos yor toy
shop work, and how much
minets do you have to diliv-
er. How dos your reindeer
fly. I whant a Irom Man
beelding set.
Adrian Flores

doll, keyboard, shirts,
pants, and pretty beaduful
shoes. I hope you give me
them. I will see you on
Love Santas good girl,
Aliyah Bias




331 N. 4TH AVE.


Dear Santa claus,
o! Its christma Hey Santa how did you
s Rudolf doing? get rodeoff? How do yo
. Claus doing? give presents to the chi-
r elfs? I hope dren I know you take your
in the North sige but wat else. I aper-
ristmas I want sheath the presents you
DS and a new gave me and my sister last
ook to read. year. When you are
up set or spa hungery What does Mrs.
want the new Claus give you to eat?
)ell. I hope you Santa Claus does she give
christmas and you cookies? I know she
ever. I will be does becues you (loe cook-
ies? What I want for
Love, Christmas is a bike, scarf,
Lilyana Franco highhells, for church mit-
tens, a little baby brat,


8 AM 5 PM

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I hop
you get me the perfect
thing. I know you will. You
have never got it rong.
Your the best! I deserve a
present because I have been
working really hard on my
work. Please write me a
letter back. I really want a
Baukugaun. Especially
mantress. I want the movie
Under dog, Indianna Jones
Three, and TMNT 3. Oh
and get me Bionicles Two
and a another Bionicle. How
is Roodof doing? He's my
favorite reindeer!
Yours truley,
Joshua Albritton

Dear Santa,
Hello Santa how are you
doing? What is your hobby
Santa? What do you do in
summer instead of delivering
presents? How do your
reindeer fly? I deserve
presents because I've been
good and did my best in
school. I've never been
naugty. I want a Tim
Tebow jersey and a Tampa
Bay Bucs football and a red
water gun and that's all I
want for Chrismas.
Yours truley,
Mikie Cruz

Dear Santa,
I have a question and it
is Where did you get
Rudolf...and other rein-
deer? Tell Rudolf I' said
"Hello". The things I want
for Christmas is a littlest
pet shop digital planner and
a Nintendo DS because I've
been trying so hard to
bring my grades up. Thats
all the presents I want. I
always beliven you! If Mrs.
Clause has a second tell her
I said hello!
Your truly,
Ashlee Patterson
Dear Santa,
This yera I will make
chismis I make some cookies
and Drinks for you and
Your big ride across the
world. I hop miss clas is
ok. Do you take good care
of rude off the red nose
ranideer. I love chismis its
the best ever im going to
My gramaas house for
chismis, and, Im going to
be giting redy for chismis.,
I love to see my family
happy so Im going to by
Thim a present this yera to
make them happy. Do .you
think I Desever a bike and
doll house ball and skats,
and skatbord, and a play
food, and a Esebdeer, and
a kite.
Your friend,
Diamond Patton
Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer? I
just wote to now But I dow
now Rudol is have Bad
Days. First I Just wrote to
tell you wiy I dreve a
christmas present But I
think i dow Becuse I Ben
Good. Do I think i dow.
Next I an gone to lest
wote. I wot but dot wer
wee I not gone to lest it
like this I want a CC it said
I wont ait saids it a lot
time some people said
that? I am not gone to sad
that od? and I am gone
geigein this is wat I am
Gone to beigein wote I wot
OK I want a intedow sed,
pixos, 3 intendowdes Game,
raz cloe and yadmin home,
Bene ross, and a lots of
other thing. Last I just
woted to tell you I nowlost
of you I now reindeer Fly in
the air.
Love your fiende,
Yasmin Ramirez

Dear Santa,
I think I deserve pres-
ents! I wonder what's going'
on at the North Pole. I am
writing to see what you and
thr raindeers are doing.
Santa you no what I made
all A's, B's, and E's on my
report card I did my
chores for my mom and
that's a fact. Now this is
the best part. What I
want is a treehouse, a dog,
a gibber family and most of
alla little baby sister. Oh,
and get big presents and
don't forget them. Hope
you habe a good day at the
north pole. by.
Yours truly,
Sarah Carlton

Dear Santa,
I have been really good
this year. I hope you come
to my house this year. If
you do can you bring me
some things? I would like
baseball cards, and a foot-
ball signed by all the Gator
Football team, and a
Cuiness World Record Wii
game, and of courses a lot
of candy!
Maybe you can bring
something for my sisters
like a new butterschoch.
Matt Tyson

Dear Santa,
Hay! Santa clas how are
you doing? I want to now,
how you and the elfs make
all the toys. And I forgot
to ask about Mrs. clas how
is she doing? This year I
think I should get toys
because I share toys with
my friends when it's my
birthday. What I want for
christmas is a intindo D.S,
a brat doll, a cabage pach
doll, and a high school
musical clock.
Shelby Spencer
Dear Santa Claus,
How's it going up there?
I bet it's cold up there! It
was cold today. My dad
had frost on his car. You
know what i want a plasta-
tion 21 It- mite be cool! I
also w want a nerf dart tag
gun. I did want an atv. I
want Bolt for x box 360. I
want a d-rex. I want a cap
gun shotgun I guess that
will be fun. I awslow want
freaky body elposins.
Your freind,
Trey Stephens




Dear Santa,
i want bik.
Desiree Spiker

Dear Santa,
I w nt a this pol takl Box
Tony Guerrera
Dear Santa,
I whot to get a pez
Tavon Faulk

Dear Santa,
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa how
are you doing? Also how is
Mrs. Clause doing. I can't
wait till Christmas! I'll nned
to bake some delisous
chocolate chip cookies. I
almost forgot, I need to
get a cup of milk. I thing I
deserve some presents
because I have made good
grades in school. I ,have
also been good at my
house. I hope that I can
get the things that I want
or my Christmas presents.
I have alot of things on my
Christmas list. By the way
I really Belive in you, Mrs.
Clause, and all of the elfs
at the North Pole. I really
want a big trampoline and a
pare of silver snowflake
earings. I also want some
miny dotsin clothes. I wnat
some Christmas coler pain
nail polish to. I have a
Christmas tree in my room
that has ordements, light,
and a green star on the
very top. I you can put my
presents by the button of
the tree.
Claire Carlton

Dear Santa,
Santa I wonder what it is
like at the north pol. I
would like to see the rain-
deer and Mrs. claus to see
how she is doing. I wonder
if it is butiful up thear and
I wonder if others snow.
SYou should know that this
time on my spelling I made
an A jlny report card and
I did much better than last
year.' .h! and did y know
that Im the frist AR per-
son in my class. And I am
being so good this year
that you can give me pres-
ents on Christmas eve. The
two thing I want is for
Christmas is a inboteS and
shocks. Merry Christmas
Your freind,
Jalen Ureste

Dear Santa,
Hows it going at the
North Pole? I've worked as
hard as I could so I
desurve a present. Here is
my list. 1. A new bike. I
lik the coler orange. 2.
Night vison goggels. 3. 5
dotters. That's it! Merry
Your freind,
Jesiah Mirabella

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa How are you
and the reindeer? Do you
think I deserve a present?
Here is my Chrismas list, I
want a NotoDS, a High
school musical watch, and a
mp3 player. Thats all I
Yours truly,
Ciera Munoz

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Dear Santa,
I want a Play station
two. And I want some
cloths and shoes and a new
Jacket. I want some toys.
It don't matte what kind. I
like anything. and I want
my mommy to be with us.
Thank you Santa
Justin Williams
Dear Santa,
I hope you have really
good Christmas. He're are
things that I want for
christmas: A new pair of
spurs, boots, control car,
skateboard, control helli-
copter, game boy, four
wheeler, batten gloves,
pocket knife,. camo robe,
seminole slippers, camo
crocs, grey long sieve
under armor shirt, cleets,
football, and a baseball bat
and Santa some of my
friends don't believe in
everybody that lives with
you andif it is possible can
you get me everythign that
I want.
Tony Webb
Dear Santa,
I been a bad little boy do
you think i can get a ipod,
a forewheeler. I think i
annt going to get nothing.



Dear Santa,
How old are
batman toys,
toy bow and
gigoe toys.
~~ A

Dear Santa,
I want for ch
want a pet boa
screen TV and (
pet puppy. And a

Dear Santa,
I been a pretty good
boy. so I was wounding if
you could bringme some
toys. I would like a wii
game. So I can play with
my big brother. and I
would like a fishing pole and
tacklebox. Thank you santa
Ruben Lee Lopez
Dear Santa,
May I have a horse and
three fish and a toy Zebra
and a puppy's and a kitten
and a robot?
Chanel Boyette
Dear Santa,
Could You Bring a remote
control car and motor
cycle. I would be so happy
P.S. you're nice.
Jean St. Louis
Dear Santa,
Do you shave your berd?
Does your wife have a kid?
How many elf's do you
have? Do you every get
tired of derlervering pres-
ents. I want a Hannah
montana Gutar game,
swimming baby, cuputer.
Devina Garza
Dear Santa,
Do you like cookies? are
you filled with holly and
jolly, oh and I hope you
have a merry christmas, oh
and have a holly jolly
christmas, And I hope
frosty the snowman is going
to be jolly and holly and
tell the elfs I said Hi. Oh
and I want a peace necklace
formy american doll andone
for me oh and I love Harry
Connick J.R. DVD for
christmas bye-bye.

tine Flores Dear Santa,
I'm probably going to
have a great Christmas.
)u? I want Are you going to have a
imeboy, a greut Christmas? I hope
irrow and you do. For my Christmas
wish list I want a pair of
J.C. Kulig high heel sandels, stylin
Studio from Girl tech, bar-
bie I design, hair bows,
iristmas I for the rest makeit a sur-
and Flat prise! Have a merry Christ-
a robot a mas Santa Claus. P.S.
real cal- Thanks for the money last

Devon Rimes
Dear Santa, 11
This is What I want for
Christmas a psp xbox 360,
soccer table, air hockey
table, computer, nerf gun,
flute, monopoly, marbles,
books, wii, Ipod, ipod
touch, football, game cube,
baniel Obregon
bear Santa,
I I hope you bring me a
pokeman game and a game
cube because I've been
good I Deserve these pres-
ents because I want them.
So please bring them.
Paulo Ruiz Venegas
Dear Santa,
I want little race car
game, basketball, two goals
and a ball. How are you
doing? Jesus will take care
of you.
Raul Salgado

Dear Santa,
I want a little cars and a
helicopter I want bike and
a small dog I want a t.v. in
my room.
Ricardo Sosa

Laura Reynolds
,Dear Santa,
I want a guinea pig for
christmas. I also want a
trampoline for christmas
too. I want make up for
christmas too. Could you
bring my Sister Carmen a
doll? Could you bring my
brother Bryan a toy truck?
Could you bring my cousin
L.J. some DVD's or a toy
truck? I love you santa.
Thank you.
Hannah Glisson

Dear Santa,
I want some presents I
want a jumppling and a four
whealer and a pool. I want
to ak you a question how
old are you?
Adelfo Hernandez


Dear Santa,
I been a bad little boy do
you think i can get a ipod,
a forewheeler. I think i
annt going to get nothing.
Augustine Flores
Dear Santa,
you are my best friend.
Thes christmas I will fill
the Joy. Thes chritmas I
want a computer So I can
learn how to bo homework.
And some close and a rase
chrak with 2 cars. And
art stuf. chritmas is my
faferit holladay. Becus it
Juses birthday.
Malik McMillian
bear Santa.
I like crimes because
they give you prisons and
things they give you lolls
of stuff and toys they goes
and crimes is fun because it
snows i lik crimes becse
they put up the trees and
they give you your prisons
and lolls of thengs.
Sergio Negrete
Dear Santa,
I wat a twoo dolls and
sum clows uv tecr bakell-
balla nd a traen and a toe
us wor Pecrorya and a toi
haus and stove tolls uv tech
bell the box and 2 roll anf
for chers thet or UV toes
I love you.
Saray Combary

Dear Santa,
I want a bike For chris-
mas and a PSP and a dog
and a hores and a Fairy and
some snow this year and I
want an elf and a tiket to
go live with my and I want
to see the north Pole.
Carmela guzman

Dear Santa,
Your the best and cool. I
would like a High School
Musical 3 dolls, the movie
and the doll house I would
also like A easy bake cup-
cake maker,- A thing it's
like a little computUre with
a pen, -annah "montana
movie, pollypeket dolls,
Bratz doll, Barbie doll,
christmas, hannah Montana
doll, camp Rock movie,
Bratz pajamas, High School
Musical boots camp Rock
shirts, A Spd toy, Bratz
coloring Book, A Hannah
Montana jacket, camp Rock.
Kareli Platu

Dear Santa,
Bring a reel phon for my
Brday and aoler Book I
Like to be singing. I want o
go to The North porl and a
t.v. and a cuterL I want to
get a kichin in my room I
want to have cupley party
I want a Little Wash
want a maker and culer
penserL Who have a raser
want a new Bacpack and
a 10 Books for a rioting. I
want a stuf for a map and
sindreLu chians I want a
sindreLu Klas and sindreLu
stuf for pit on your hed
craw I want vite you and a
wish a shooting star.Dear
Santa, I like to see my
toys to play with My friend,
I Like you to Bring some
Janet Diev

Dear Santa,
I want a Digemons toys
for chismis. I want eveone
to have a house I want
eveone to have good health.
i want eve one to have
food and drank and many.
Juaquin Morales

Dear Santa,
I like christmas because
it is a special time of the
year. I love it because you
get to spend time with the
ones you love most. Getting
to see all my cousins is the
best part for me. Then
getting to watch for santa
out the window, is the most
fun. When Santa gets here
it makes my family hapy.
We get to sit on his lap and
tell him what we want for
christmas. He even brings
us a gift too That's what
makes christmas the best
paprt of the year.
brew Roberts
Dear Santa,
Is it cold? I want alive
Baby. I want sorry. The
troy and gabey Doll. The-
Leap frog click start Lep
frog tag reading system.
Am i on The good list? V.
motion. Kid i Zoom camera.
Disney create a story.
Vismile cy Bey Paket
Panceccam compute cool
school circo train table.
Tyler Moseley
Dear Santa,
How is the whether in
the south pole? Are your
elfs rely bisy? Are your
elfs tall or short? How do
you fly the rain dears? Do
your elfs work on Christmas
night? What kind of cook-
ies do you and the elfs
like? How old are you? Do
you like movies? I would
like it to snow here. For my
Christmas present I would
like moon sand and a glow
bord and the spa fantasy.
Erica Martinez

Dear Santa,
I want a puppy real and I
want a Nintendo DS adn a
Gam cude. I love Santa.
Enrique Odarca
Dear Santa,
For -Christmas I want a
go cart and a new tire for
my bike. I also want mp3
player and a laptop that
can go on internet. For
Chistmas I also want the
bes Chistmas ever
Anahi Cano

Dear Santa,
How is the wether up
thire? For christmas I
want a Kichen, dishes and a
Bratz upurter. I whish for
evry Family to have a great
christma. For my sister she
wants skats, hemelt and
nee pads. I want a puppys.
Patricia belorra

Dear Santa,
I want a motor cycle with
gloves and I want a dirl
ike. I mostly want is a wii
with boom blocks game. Car
you bring my pretty sister
some baby clothes for her
baby named Koley? Can you
bring my dad some colonel
and a new corvet blue with
red flames? Can you brinl
my mom some joolrey and
new fernitr? I really really
really want a baby brother.
I promise I would be a
good boy Santa. I love you
so much so please give me a
baby brother. So I Love
you Santa so much. Ow ya
I almost forgot to write
what I mostly want is ta
see your raindeers.
SMarcus Sambrano

Dear Santa,
Hi santa, I want a puppy,
a Kitten a computer, 2
boxs of face nail shose,
close, how is doing in the
North Pole santa, can you
beringyour raindeers santa,
a bratz, a bear, a
yoonuern, a pingwin, : a
poney, game that is call
candy land, a pers, a
olering book, a card to of
wal-mart card. because my
mom can by presents,
cryns, a doll X poe mark-
ers, 2 pack of pape, a
Kittchin, dishes.
Norma Rivera
Dear Santa,
How are you and you
wife? I have been good this
year. I wish or you to bring
a wii and a Platscreen tv
and a' Ncagog game For
XBox 360 and come to the
northpole if it is not to cold
and I wish every body my
mom my dad, my Brothe
and sister will get one to for
chrismas. and I hope I get
these thing really really
and for chrismas P.S. Bless'
obama for president please
it's time for a change.
Hardee Jovan Pace
Dear Santa,
How are your deers and
elfs? Is the weather com-
in1 along is it cold or
wmndy?? Here in the middle
of the world is chily. I
hope the elfs are not
working really really hard.
We hope the elfs are
amots dun so they cood
bring the christmas speret
back. I want a cut little
ppuppy with her own coler.
I want a doll that can talk
and walk and sing. I whnat
a pool at our house.
Yenny Abelena



Dear Santa,
I ben vere nise thes week
so I have obeyei'my prints
and my siste but the ~nOost
I obey my mother and
father, nd I have ben vere
nase at school and at home
and i be want some toys so
I want a comp pute and a
baby bag.
Jaqueline Rios

Dear Santa,
I wish that my hole family
haves a good chrismas this
year. I waht a xbox360.
The games are Halo 3 2
and 1. A bat for baseball
and a wii.
Cain Thornton

Dear Santa,
I want for crismas a
champryling and a *gittar
and a cupcake madeer and
a computer a new back-
pack and a bike and a bed.
Santa. I knew you are
watching children if they
are bad or good.
Goodbye Santa.
Jenny Maldonado
Dear Santa,
I want the D-rex for
Thank you Santa,
Carson Kelly
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy
this year. If you bring me
some heels. I also want a
guitar and bring my Mom a
New car and a New house
and Angel. also give my
bad New tools.
Rodrigo Valerio
Dear Santa,
I am a good boy. I want
a X box 360 and crismas
dacrashire and a Happy
New Year.
Daniel Diaz-Gomez

Dear Santo,
My name is Daylin. I am
almost nine. You may
remember me from last
year. You brought me won-
dorful gifts. Thank you.
This year I would like to
have a nDS, pink but if you
are out any color will do. I
understand that I am very
blessed with health and
love from my family. This
Christmas more than any-
thing I would like every
family to know they are
loved by me and the one
that matters, Jesus Christ
our savior.
Daylin Newcomb
P.S. Cookies r in the
bear Santa,
I have ben. a good girls
this year and Im- happy
that chrismis is coming.
because I always get pres-
ent. santa I won't a new
tv. A new bilei. and a new
caryokey masKhen I -want
makup. I won't a hanna
montana posters. I won't
new shoes. I won't new
clothes I won't a new body
Kaitlyn Powell

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501 West Main Street
Burton & Burton Office Building
Wauchula, Florida
(863) 773-5658

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Dear Santa,
I have been good but
same times my brother and
I fight. I even fight with
my sister Nancy. But not I
am nice to them. All I want
for Chriscmas is a new bike
because mine is broken
Angel Conejo
bear Santa,
I would like a ring and a
necles that says Viviana
and a play Phone and $5
dollars and Santa I like
your belt and your nustash
and your suitt and I like it
win you like to take pic-
tures with people and can
you give some poor people a
present and can you get me
a pretty star please Santa.
Viviana Flores
bear Santa,
I would like some skates
and a cd player and I would
like some flowers and a new
dress. I would like a new
sweter and a new ring. I
would like a new ball and
new toy. Thank you santa.
Betsy Mejia-Flores

Dear Santa,
I am a good girl in the
classroom. Santa I want a
Hannah Montana comperer
for Chrismas. Santa you
are the best Santa in the
world. Santa my morn and
Grapma are the best.
Santa be good were you
live in the city. Santa be
nice to the people in the
city. Santa my brother is
not nice to me.
Marisa Molina-Santibanez

Dear Santa;'
'Il want, 'robot and a
bukgugrro. Santa I am very
very good boy. If you a
very good Santa I will trust
you in Christmas. Santa i
you got that I rote I will
give a hug.
Rodrigo Rojas

Dear Santa,
I want a kids toolset, 4
weeler, Electric Guiter and
P.S. I have been a good
o. ~~Allen Thomas

Dear Santa,
I have been really good
this year, For my
Christmas surprise I would
like for you to consider this
list, Kaya's bed roll from
the American girl doll
store, Kits birthday outfit;'
Nellie's holiday outfit,
Felicitys gala gown, Beagle
webkinz, killer whale
webkinz, alligator webkinz..,
Tye bDye frog webkinz,
camcorder and camra 2 in 1
And Santa what kind of
*milk do you want? chocolate
milk or plain milk? Would
you please fill ourdogs
stockings too?
Jansen Walker

Dear Santa,
I am thankful that you
have gave me the things if
or Christmase I woud like a
game of Crash of the
titans. I really like legos.
How are you doing? I would
also want d scooter. I have.
been good all year so has'
my mom. I will leave you a
coke and cookies, I love
Drew Rigney

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like
the Littlest Pet Shops and
a Baby Alive. Most of all I
would like to have a good
Christmas with my family.
Hannah Bandy

Dear Santa,
I want to have a baby
game for my b.S. Santa I
wish you a merry Christmas
Im excited it is almost
christmas. Christas is my
Lindsey Boyette

bear Santa,
I want a game, and a
scooter, and some cars,
and a movie of Hancok, and
some book's
Daniel Escobedo

Dear Santa,
I have sent this letter
because I had ben good
this year. I want you to
bring a toy. Santa I want
to my parents, to have the
best Christmas ever and
ceqebeatio that me and my
sister1 an brother to be,
prou and happy.
Ramiro Guerrero
Dear Santa,
I hope you can read the
because I have lots of
things to tell you. I want a
make-up set. Little baby
got to go. A Power-wheel.
Moon sand. An Ipod.
crash, A princess game.
Becca Kedzior
Dear Santa,
I want Smackbown vs.
Raw 2009 I want a xbox
360. I want a playstastion
3. I want a mp3 player. I
want to go the north pole.
I want a bike.Sincorely
number 1 fan Randy
Randy Mcleod
Dear Santa,
I would like a Bratz lap-
top and a High school musi-
cal doll, ears pieries and
some jewlery.
Beyonce' Mosley
Dear Santa,
I want you to make my
pernts rich. I even want
you to give me a mp4,
waterslide, Boy ring, and
the biggest home ever.
Christmas mens all to me.
Anant Patel

Its1 2:18


Dear Santa,
please bring me a bike.
Please bring me a rainder.
I like you santa. I wish i
saw you Santa. Can yoi.
bring me a robot dog. I
hope I'm on the happy list.
I want a four wheeler.
please. I wish you can come
to our school North Wau-
chula Elementary School. I
won't the game called cover
to cover please. I want to
be Santa Clause. I want a
dirt bike. I want a fake
Santa clause. i wish I had
a friend. I want it to snow.
I wish my teacher was the
Antonio Patino

Dear Santa,
I Want You to Bring me a
ipod for chrstmas and I
Want a computer and I a
fake puppy to play with
and for your present I will
leave you cookies for you to
get more father. and would
you bring me a baby toy So
When My baby brother is
Maria Perez
Dear Santa,
I wunt a ninja trtle car
and I want some markers
to and I want to choose out
of the treasure tud and I
want to have a jernl.
Ricky Salgado
Dear Santa,
I want a new bike, ipod,
compute, backpack, pool,
and chapleane. Ins the
night I will put cookies and
milk for you, because Ist
year you gave me a jacket
that's why I will do that for
you. Santa I think you are
the best.
Fatima Ramirez

bear Santa,
For christmast I want a
razor scotte. these are the
things I want for christ-
mas: make-up, out-fit,
shoe's pic's of your an
your raindeers, Bib mama's
house 2 the movie, some
Jolly ranchers, a trophe, a
Big puppkin,a Big, Big, Big,
pop-up Book.
Hannah Stalnaker

Dear Santa,
I wish that you can go to
big wall mart to get me
that bide that looks like a
mnoter sakle'. I wish that
you can get me a dear
Quinton Stone
Dear Santa,
I want a IPod and a
motorcycle. I Love Santa
so much. Santa I want a
lot uf toy. Santa your toy
are ufn. Santa I want sum
cleats please Santa. How
old are you Santa? I wont
a house Santa. My Brother
wants a play toy sake
Santa and a roket. My
Brother wants a Play pony
Santa and a play clubhues.
Santa I wont a Book about
David Trenado

Dear Santa,
I hope you can still give
me PSP. I hope my broth-
er can gite some heelyS
with tow wills on them. I
hope you have a good holi-
day Santa. Santa can you
give me a video canera for
christmas. Santa can you
ive me direct. Santa I
ope you have a special
holiday. Santa can you ive
us a christmas tree on
Francisco Valerio
Dear Santa,
I want a Barbie car and
a laptop for my present and
for you I will give you some
cookies and milk to eat
when you are hungry.
Idolina Villasana
JWJ ~^

Dear Santa,
I want 22 packs of silver
bbs. I also want a bbgun
with a scope, and 14 dollar
bills,a spy car, a pro willie
cycles and 20 dollar bills
and a spy hearing car.
Caleb Dlyan Thornton
Dear Santa,
This year I whont a
mp3player and a psp. The
thing I whont is a game boy
and a little car that I and
my sister can play. The
last thing I whont is a new
Adamaris Garcia
Dear Santa,
I want on christmasday a
coloringbookl My mom wants
on christmasday a big
radio! My big brother wants
a power Ranger! My little
brother wants a, big house
about Go Diego Gol My sis-
ter wants a doll of Doral
Thanks You,
Stephanie Gutierrez-
bear Scono,
Tank' you for n'y Hannah
Montana doll. I wish this
year you could give me a
pink i pod and a want a
Hannah Montana basket.
Guadalupe Diaz
Dear Santa,
I thank you for the gift
you had give me it was
awesome and I am going to
do my best to git a gift.
Emmanuel Pluviose
Dear Santa,
I want you Santa to bring
me a barie doll and one
baby girl that has a bottle
some diper and some cloths
one shampo fake and a DVD
of sherk third and a toy of
you and a games just two
Santa about Hanhh Monton
and Poly and I want to
bring me neckle of you
Santa. Happy winter Santal
Have a good winer Santl I
love you Santa.Come 355
that is number of my
Marta Ramirez
Dear Santa,
I love Chismas because I
get lots of presents. I
would have a gameboy for
my present for Chismas. i
will play the gameboy for
ever. I II need soom games
that go in tho bottom of
the gameboy to but it
needs to be power Ranger.
My story endes like that.
Jose Mata Chagoya

bear Santa,
I wanted psp for chris-
mas. I want a ipod touch
for chrismas If you during
thoes thing. Will give you
'ookies and, milk. I like
Satna I want a go kart. I
wish to have a good chris-
mas. Have a good chrismas
Christian Zamora
bear Santa,
I wish For bike. I wish a
for a high school musical
movie 3 I wish for a high
school musical DVD. I wish
for a high school musical
shoods shirt. I wish For
makup. I wish For a high
school musical notebook of
troy. That is For all i wish
Jennifer Hernandez-


Dear Santa Claus,
I want a Lap top, DVb of
charlie Brown and Game
doy play stashin 3, psp,
mg3, xbox 360 som Gams
for my xbox 360 and for
play stashin 3 I help my
dad fix his car. I help my
mom wash the dishes.
Dear Santa Claus,
I want for christmas a 1.
Puppy 2. ball 3. bracelet 4.
Pencils 5. books 6. com-
peter 7. telephone 8. mp3
player 9.eye pod 10. game
boy I was good because I
help my mom cook. I help
my mom wash the cloths.
Your Friend
Dear Santa Claus,
I go shopping with my
mom and my Dad eveytime.
This is why. I am a good
boy. Laptop and play stat-
shen 3 and mp3 and a fast
remote car and a We all
Love you Santa claus,
Dear Santa,
I will like a skateboard I
have ben good I help my
dad. I feed the Pig.

bear Santa,
I have been a bad little
girl. I Know I can do bet-
ter. I Will help my sister
the dishes at home. I will
help do everything With my
brother and my sister.
What I wish, for I can get
it if you can belevein me
please get me what I
Want? What I want is a
new bike. I want is a Ipod.
I want is a baby alive
babys are real. I want a
laptop. I want a pair of
Chastady Flores

Dear Santa,
My name is Dexter Yang.
This year I have been a
good boy with good grades.
This is my Christmas list
and if you have to many
boys, and girls it will be
okay if I just get one
present. I want bionicle
toys, action figures, spy
ear, video game for my
PS3, winter gear, a nice
toy set.
Love your pal,
Dexter Yang

Dear Santa,
I want a madegascar
game, and an x box360. I
also want call of duty. A
big flat screen tv. I want a
wii. I want clothes and
shoes. I want a ring. I
want a soccerball. I want a
Eddie Riverd



Dear Santa Claus,
I ahve been good Because
I been helping my mom and
my grandmother watch y
sister and help them clean
the house. I have been
good so I want an mp3
player and a 2 selphone I
want a new scabby doo
movie, I want 2 real lap
tp Love,

Dear Santa,
Ilwant a rmp3 For chirt-
mas ,jnd a ladtop a pupei
and' make up I help my morW
clean The house. A lot and I
help her to turn on The
light at night.
Cindy Toribio
Dear Santa Claus,
Iwold like skatebord and
and a remot control air
plain and a tether ball i ben
good by helping my mom
take care of my sister.
To Santa
Dear Santa Claus,
it Christmas I be good at
School I want a present I
, went a playstation in I be a
good boy I thinking I Will be
cool in I went a mp4 I went
be a good boy.
Dear Santa,
I want for christmas is
two pupies and a Laptop
and a swimming pool. I've
been a good girl. I help my
mom clean thehouse and I
help my dad fix his car and
I help my sister clean er

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My name is Lillian and I
want a bike. The reason I
want it because of "me.
beavor and I listen to my
parents and help out.
have a lot o good friends at
school and I listen to my
teacher. I have a great
family. Merry christmas
santa and thank you. for
Lillian Salazar
bear Santa,
I want a x-box 360. I
like it because it has cool
games that I like to play. I
want a guitar for I can play
songs. Hopefully santa can
get me everything I desire.
Hopefully Santa can make
all the kids are Happy. the
Ricky Rodriguez

Dear Santa,
I hope you get me a toy
bunny. Do you like cookies
and milk? I hope my family
is together this month for
Christmas. I would like you
to get me some new
clothes, dolls, stuffed ani-
mals, a hamster cage. Love
you Santa.
Kiana Rae Fricks

bear Santa,
I would like a girl's bike.
I would also like to have a
Barbie doll. Thank you,
Elizabeth Maldonado


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Dear Santa Claus,
I liek two princess kichen
and I will like a computer
and Ilike a neckleces for
my mom and I like a laptop
for me I wan these present
you now how I help my
mom. I help her take care
of th baby and I help my
mom. wash the dishes.
Dear Sata,
I ben a good girl because
I follow the rule. I want a
puppy. And a doll. I want a
telephone. And makeup.
Dear Santa,
I want Airhogs and a DS
and a remote control car I
was a good boy this year. I
listen to my teacher. I help
my dad with the trash.
to. Santa

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How
areCyour reindeers? Cold I
haye one of you rirendeer?
Here it what I woulhflike
this year. toy gun, bike
and a PSP I wish you a
Merry christmasl
Vicente Gomez
Dear Santa,
How are the deer? How
are you and Ms. Claus?
How are the elvs? Thank
you for thy presents you
gave me last year. This is
what I would like this year:
Vashin pups, Fery game,
Hannah Montana gtare,
panting splis, bralz hasue
and a Hannah Montana doll.
Have a Merry Chrishmas.
P.S. I will leave milk and
Love, Ana Guevara

Dear Santa,
I want a motrsikl. Bekuse
I wile be gyb. P.S. i unt a
Bell if your ril.

Dear Santa,


How are you doing? Could
'you make it snow in Florid?
Could I. have one of your
reindeer? Here is what I
would like this: braz doll,
Hannah Montana, bikes,
PSP. 2 laptops, 3 Ipod,
Hannah Montana play
haseu, baries hosue and a
baizes. I wish you a merry
Katy Soto

Dear Santa,
How do you're r
fly? How many elf
Have? This is wha
this year: Keep
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puppies. Dear Santa,
station 2 Wher do your elves live?
How do you travel So faSt?
love I am Nice Friends and
Jehovani Family. I have been help-
ful. I whant a Ipod and a

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa, Please will you
give a cat, a kitten, an a
laptop and mp3 Playing, and
a body boy. I Love

Dear Santa,
How are the reindeer?
Here is What, I want Xbox
360, psp2, dirtbike, toy
Gun, b.b gun and a bike.
Merry Christmas.
Kaleb Floyd
Dear Santa,
What kind of cookies do
Sou Like? Can I. have a
aPtoP, here misniying gun
with stiky parts, I wish you
a mary chrismisl
Clayton Smith

Dear Santa,
How are your Reindeer
doing? Wcome to my Home.
Here is. What I woul like
this year: PSP., lapptop, 2
Ipods, with mememey song
and games. Olso, a ticte
for Ms. Pace to Hawoe?
Javier .Vazquez
Dear Santa,
Why do live in the North
Pole? How did you find
rudof the red nose ran-
deir? How did he get red
nose? I want a dir biyke
and a wii.
Victor Aleman
Dear Santa,
What are you doing? Can
you bring me a prest? I
wont a sleing sot, and a
bick. Have a merry chrst-
Adrian Hernandez
Dear Santa,
Does Ms. claus ride with
you? Is Blitzen the strongis
reindeer? Can I have a
guggy, Lagtog and a camera
could you make it snow in
Fl. I hoge you have a good
Alauna Norwood
Dear Santa,
Thanks for Bring present
last yer. I had a great
christmas. Can you bring
toys for me? I whant a
campter that has gam so I
whant close to. I Buliv in
Santa. Mary christmas!
Anabel Ramos
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I like
Christmas because I like
spending time with my fam-
ily and we get presents.
Stanta I would like an
Ipod. I hope you come to
my house because I am
leaving you cookies and
milk. I would like 4 dools
for Christmes please leave
them under my tree.
Your Friend
Jessica Biuno.

laptop and a texpod and a
tuehanda ckamra
Sarah Maldonado
Dear Santao,
I clean my room and
clean up te dishes andplant
the plants outside. and I
Read my AR Book like my
teacher tells me to Read it
three times each for I can
make a 100 on my AR test.
I be nice to my family
members and to my bestest
friends that havein Mis.
Rogers class and I have to
be nice to them to because
if they be nice to me I
have to be nice to them.
Santa, how do you make
your riandeers fly? what is
your favorite food? where
do you and your riandeers
sleep at? Santa I would
Like an a ipod and a
inpethreeplayer. adn a
Laptop and I want a check-
er game to play with my
dad. I Love you to Santa.
Love your friend
Dear Santa,
How do you make toys?
How do yuor reindeer fly?
I Do my home Work, I
Follow the rules. I want a
big police car for christ-
mas. I want a big trailers
for christmas. I want a big
Fire trucks for christmas.
yuor Friend
Luis Villegas
Dear Santa,
I do my homework. I
Read books. Do you sleep
all the time? How you mak
toys? I want a board a lit-
tle one a marker. A cat
toy. A barbe toy. and a
little music
Herjelindao Paz Leoh
Dear Santa,
I,ve ben a good girl This
year I,ve shird my Things
with my friends, I lisnen to
my Parents. how is Mis.
Claus? how are the elFs? I
want a Nteindow DS, bick
and I want a Best christ-
mas ever
JacKie Cotrerasi
Dear Santa,
How is Ms. CLaus Doing?
I follow the rules. I listen
to my Parets. How Do you
fit Down the chimny? How
Do you make toys? I want
a Jeep, anb Book, also I
want the tinkerBell movie.
Your Frend
Alicia Martinez

bear Santa,
How are the elves? How
do you travle so fast? I
gat A+ in my AR tast. I
Listen to parents. I want a
play staion3 I want a Ipod
I want a bicke I want a psp
your Friend,
Josue garci
Dear Santa,
I want a hot wheel. and
comepeter. I'll be hones.
I'll do my homework. how
are you doing? how the
elves doing. Merry christ-
Roberto Pasqual
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Dear Santa,
I be nice to friends and
family I am helpful to every
thing How do you make the
toys? How do your reindeer
fly? I want a doll. and I
want a nentendo DS and I
want a shirt
your friend,
Angela Yamiletu
Dear Santa,
I allway's Follow the
rule's. I allway's Help my
friend's. Where do you
sleep? How are the elves?
I want 5 Nintendow D.S
game's. I want Halo2 for
the Xbox 360. I want night
vishin gogle's. I want a
bike. I want a scooter.
Your friend
Sebastian Estrada
Dear Santa,
1. I Nice to friend and
family. 2. I do miy home-
work each day. 3. How do
you travel so fast? 4. How
is Mrs. claus santa? 5. I
wate a real harmonica. I
wate to have the best
christmas ever
Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
How is Ms. claus. How ire
your clos made. IV been
honest. I do my homework.
I want a Ipod, go cart, and
Wyatt Tyson
Dear Santa,
I have been good I've
been doing my homework,
and I have been following
the rules. How is Mrs.
claus? How do you fit in
the chimny? I want a bike,
a new pair of shoes, I want
a ipod, a good merry
Your friend,
Kyra Wilson
Dear Santa,
I won't and Ipod, and I
won't a new ring, and a big
dress. Santa Where do the
elves live? Santa How are
the elves? I beenhelpful
and Listen to parents.
your friend
Sandra Contreras Ramirez
Dear Santa,
I had bin good with my
little brudr. I have bin
good with my dad and my
mom. How do travel so
fast? How do your reindeer
fly? I won't a psp and a
letino ds. I won't a
comepertr and a play
stashn. I won't one more
thing for christmas. I
won't a raseing game in mu
Your Friend,
Alex Lopez-Paz


Dear Santa Clause,
How are you doing? I
hope you are warm. How is
Rudy? I am writing to you
because its Christmastime
Santa Clause I want my
family to have the greatest
christmastime. What I
want for christmas is Be-
Begun, a four wheeler, and
a little lornmen toy for my
brother. A doll for my sis-
ter, a little toy for my
baby sister and a necklace
for my Mom. Anew shirt
for my dad. HolHol Merry
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I
hope You are fine. I want a
toy and a video game.
Iwant a Spider-man toy,
Blackspin, toy, Sandmana
nd Venom and New Goblin,
toys. Now I'm on video
game side. I want the spi.3
video game and spi.1 video
game I want Hulk toy with
Blue shorts and I want the
Hulk game He has a new
villan cll the Abomanation.
And I want Iron man toy.
How are you doing?
your friend,
Dear Santa clause,
How .are you santa. How
is Rudy. Is Rudy and his
paren's doing fine. How are
the elves. First put a DS
under my tree': second-put
a puzzle game 6i6dermny
tree. third pu a ,white
bord under my tree. Forth
put a bag of tickets so my
family and I can go to
Disney world. Fifth put a
lot of book so I can read
and read. Sixth put a math
book so I can learn money,
Your Best Freind

Dear Santa,
Hello, Santa how are you
doing? I want a Elf so he
could make me toy and a
cookie. I also want a Bike
and a best friend who will
be nice to me I wold like
for you to my mamma a
good job but not at night.
How is Rudoph doing?
your friend

bear Santa,
How is Rudy? Why do you
come down from the chim-
ney? Can you make a cool
christmas by making it snow
in Florida. Dont let you self
fall from the sky. I want a
gun game please. a cd play-
your friend,
Dear Santa,
Thank you for sending
the note. I hope you have
a good christmas too.
christmas is Mrs. clause's
and my favorite time of
the year. I want an x-Box
please. I like Chistmas so
much it is soooo cool. P.S.
Merry christmas
Your Best friend
Dear Santa,
How are you doing. How
is Rudy is he doing fine. I
hope you are fine. First
please put a psp under my
tree second can you put a
DS and therd put a x box
two of the. I hope you get
a merry christmas.
Your Friend,
Dear Santa,
This is Naomi I live in
Zolfo Springs. How are you
and Mrs. Clause doing? I
hope you put a Rresent
under my tree. I hope you
put a little bubble gum
machine and a little Mickey
Mouse Snow globe under my
Your Friend

Dear Santao,
I tri to be good. I wosh
the car. I ba my home-
work. We bo you got rein- Hm
deers. How are the elves M e
boing. I owas wonited a go
car. I always Wanted to e S
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wanted some cooking stov.
I always wanted some sci-
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your Friend
Ricarod Garcia

Dear Santa, Dear Santa,
Do you Have girls rain- How are you doing? I like
Dear? How Do you fit bown Christmas because I like
the chimney? My Nice to spending time with my fam-
my firends. I beennice. ily and we get presents.
Can we Have snow? Can I Stanta I would like an
have a D-Rex. Will you Hill Ipod. I hope you come to
my Dad. can I Have a my house because I am
rainbear. can I Have a Elf. leaving you cookies and
Hill my Graney. anything milk. I would like 4 dools
eles. for Christmaes please leave
Love them under my tree.
Anastaisa Your Friend
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Dear Santa,
I hope you are doing fine
in the north Pole this. is
what i whant for christmas
a regler gun to go hunting
with my uncle and a truck
for my mom a Be-Be gun so
i can Practice Shooting a
deer, a Paint Ball gun so i
can Play Paint Ball war a
new fishing Pole to go fish-
ing with my grand Pa.
Your, Friennd
Dear Santa,
How are doing? I hope
you are nice and toasy How
is Rudy? I am writing to
you because its christmas
time again. I am eight
Years old. I have been nice
and kind. I was nice to my
friend orlando. can you
bring some presents Please.
I would like an X-Box. a
bike and a Nintendo DX.
Also bring me a Play
Station Thank you for bring
me Presents.
Your Friend,

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I
hope you ae nice and
toasty. I'm writing to you
because it's Christmas
time. I have been excellent
at doing my homework. I
also have been nice to my
sisters, MoM, and Dad.
Can I have a psp, paintball
gun, and a compute? I
would like an elf so he can
make me toys.
your friend

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How
is Rudy, is he still little?
This Christmas I want
Ironman toy. a PSP and an
Ironman PSP game. I also
want a transformer game
with all good guys. The
good guys in transformers
are Octamuss Prime.
Bumblebee Iron hide, Jazz,
and the Ambulance trans-
your Friend
Dear Santa,
How are you Santa and
Mrs. clause this Christmas.
I wish you a Merry
Christmas? I wish you could
wake me up so I can see
you and your rain dear. I
am writing this letter
because it's Chistmas time.
I am eight years old. How
old are you. What do I
want for Chistmas is an
Xbox 360 and Rock band 2
and guitar hero for ps2 and
modbati please
Your Best Freind,
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I
wish you warmth. How is
Rudy is He big? I am writ-
ing to you because its
christmas time again. I am
eihgt years old this year.
Can I have these Presents.
First Please Put a D.S.
under my tree. Second
What I really want is a toy
of a pony and a Pet Shop
toy that I wanted all the

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the floor and I helped my
parents clean up the house
and I want to get a toy for
my Brother's and sister.
Santa you are in my hart
Jasmine Alfaro
Dear Santa,
I have been good for
Mrs. Westbrook and i have
been getting good grade's
at school. I listen to Mrs.
Westbrook, too. I Love you
santa claus very, very
much. I will be good for
you santa claus. I Love
Jasmine L.

Dear Santa Claus,
I helped my teacher with
the floor, and helped my
MoM with the house. I
want For christmas a
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shin open and want a watse so I
ratz can work out and I can get
irls, stongr and I want a roke
iant band 2 for my xbox360 to
qital I can play roke dand and
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pes, Dear Santa,
it, i I want a bike for crist-
on't mnas. And a psp And a
early father player. And a black
berry And a Nintendo DS.
ilson And a game for my psp.
And my Nintendo And my
PSP the end and A want
for guitar hero.and if you don't
.ocks I don't care.
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Dear Santa,
I want
Hogs, Jet
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Dear Santa,
My name is Aaliyha. This
is what I want for christ-
mas. I want new shoes a
lap top and a skate board
and a Helemt to go with
the skate boad and I want
for everybody in the whole
world to have a great
Your friend,
Aaliyha Sanchez

Dear Santa,
I wish that I can have a
brats doll with a play
horse. Mainly I wish I
could have a ipod, phone, I
wish I can have some cow-
boy boots with a cowboy
hat. I would like some
shoes to and some clothes.
Your friend
Katie Kusawski
Dear Santa,
This is what I wont for
christmas. I wont the house
of brats. I also wont a
hellmet of Hanamantana, I
wont a pel of scats and
that is what I wont for
Heydi Ambriz

Dear Santa,
SAir What would you wont for
swoofire Air chrismass Santa? Ths is
RAy, X-Men, what I want for chrismass.
Hot Wheels, I want a Ipd and a doll. I
G.i. J.o.e., belev in you Santa. But my
os, and super- brother dose not belev in
Ma el you. Is frosty the sown
Manuel manyouX friend? How is it
~~~ up'in ,e noth poll?
A Alejandra
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I wanted a hotwheels 4t
ayns new hotwheels and a guitar
k. I Hero and a scatbord.
s. Merry Christmas to Santa..
prian Diego

DS Dear Santa,
aSn I wunt a wee row and
and shake book superman com-
ero. puter and ninendo DS Hot
rman Wheels and the dinosaur
pest and starwars clomas
love st ick row yoar friend
Erik Eduardo

Dear Santa,
This is what I want I
want a doll. I Want a toy
car for chrismras and a
ipod and a pretty rings and
a iDog and a pool to play in
it and earings for chrism-
ras and a bike to play on it
and makeup to play with.
That is what I want for
I love Santa,
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Dear Santa,
If I am good. I wont one
pare of higheels, a girl
puppy, a boy ketten, a
Dress, one pare of hiheels,
that's all. I wont for
chirstmas. I wish you have
a mary chirstmas.
Venessa Valerio

Dear Santa,
This is wunt I want or
christams. I want a ipod,
mp3 player, sum brat dolls,
clothes of herses sum cool
close, a pair of ring a pair
of cowboy boot, a pair of
boot cut, a pair of ear-
rings. I hope my Familys
have a good christmas.
Jessica Wilkerson

Dear Santa,
I want a iPod, skate
board, a bike, shirt, a real
heckles, shorts. How is
your rain deers doing?
Emiliano Ramirez

Dear Santa,
I am looking forward to
your visit on chistmas. If
you think I was good I
would like a spider-man 3
game, a spider-man 3
comic book, clothes, and
pants. Thank you.
Roman Almager

Dear Santaclase,
I am going to tell what
I want for christmas. I
want a new Bike, new
clothing, to go with that I
want new shose, a 6ew cat
Because my other cat died
so I want a cat, a Lamp,
new toy cars for my Dolls,
some new bears for my
clacshon. I want a TV, a
D.V.D. player with
Duirfrectv in my Room.
That is all I want for
Miranda Adame Pearson
Dear Santa,
I whant a latop and ZI
want a PSP and a big'
screen T.V. and a nellies
and i whnt a airplanes and
I a baseball feild.



Dear Santa,
My home is Tiffany and
what I want is a Ipod and
I want a make up Box and.
I want a little Jeep and. I
want a Lapton and. I want
a Jewrey Box and that's all
I want for christmas.
Tiffany Juarez
Dear Santa,
How is life at the North
Pole? I would like a I pod,
a pony, and a high school
musical 2 toy. I would like
a bike, a, Hannah montana
doll, a bratz toy. I would
like a comprock doll, a play
house, a play cichin, a play
Libery toy. That is what I
want for Chistmas.
Savannah Walton

Dear Santa,
I would like a iPod, Dog,
a carrier and a Puppy. Then
I woud like a little's Pet
shop and a Bratz doll hors-
es. Please give all of these
things santa.
Alyssa Gibson

Dear Santa,
This is what I want for
christmas. I want a science
project and some cool look-
ing clothes. I also want a
ipod, psp and Some movies.
Joshua McQuaig

Dear Santa,
I wunt a DS game and I
wunt a vtack game and I
like a ipod and I wunt a
Brdie to I like you Santa.
Amber McCall
Dear Santa,
I would love some vido
games. I would love smack-
donw vs row and mostr Jam
and call of Dutyy wold at
war. I rille wont a Ipot.
wont xbox 360 With a gier
of wor 2. I rile hope you
can deliver all the toys on
Demetrius Jones

Dear Saint Nick,
My name is Zack. You are
so cool! How do you deliver
all those presents in one
night? Which raindear is
your favorite! How do your
Elfs have all of the equit-
ment they need? This is
what I want for Christmas
I want a Me2, DS, Books,
video camera, telaskope,
and a I-pod. Thank you for
all these things!
Love Your friend,
Zackary Durastanti

Dear Santa,
This is what I whant for
chirstmas. I would like a
peticure for my chinckin. I
would also like a fairy doll.
It would be nice to have a
Ipod. I would love a slay
bell. I would like a bell. I
would, love a ornmint that
plats music. How are the
reindeer doing? Are you
still feeding the reindeer
Kasie Powell

0V 0

Dear Santa,
I want a Hannah Montana
doll for christmas. And I
want a baby doll. And I
want a Hannah Montana
YennifeR Nunez

Dear Santa,
I want a real phone and a
doll. I like sana because he
is the beast.
Maria Chivinos Ramirez
Dear Santa,
I wont you to bring me a
cuputr. Dear rander Hi
How or you water.
Esther Mateo-Armenta




Dear Santa,
I want a baby doll. rood-
off has a shiny nose and he
is very cute. I like the
north polle. I like the ellfs.
The north polle is nice. I
want a swimming baby doll..
Santa you are cute.
Yelena Esquivel

bear Santa,
I would like a bike for
Christmas, and a board
that's all and a mp3.
Noemi Cabrera

Dear Santa,
win it is christmas. I
wate a littol bol., cong and
.a dres. and a draslet.
Maria palacios

Dear Santa,
I want a ipod for christ-
mas. I want a ipod becuase
it has a lot of songs. It got
my faveret songs.
Damian Rodriguez
Dear Santa,
I want you to bring me a
fogrwiler. santa i want you
to bring ne a goat cart.
Santa I want you bring me
a mtorsicl. santa I want
you to bring me a remt-
conchro car. Santa I want
you to birng me a Box of
chocklet candy.
Carlos Fabian Rodriguez
Dear Santa,
I want Ipod with songs.
And a puppy. Love your rain
Deer Santa. Please Let it
snow Santa. I want a baby.
Iwant a Dress. I want baby
with a Dress. And a Book
Bailey O'Ann Skinner

bear Santa,
I want a Hannah Montana
doll house. I want a baby
boll. I want a rill fone. I
want a goatcar. I want
Book. I want a D.S. I want
a Bike.
Elizabeth Alamia

Dear Santa,
I want a hannah montana
toy. then I want a hannah
montana book back. I would
want to get a new cran-
bors. then I will want a
new pinsils.

Dear Santa,
How are you I Hope. you
are doing good can you
bring me athe now game
batman Lego and a play
stassin 3 and can you bring
a ring for my mom.
Xavier Salazar

Dear Santa,
I want a real phone for
christmas and a real laptop
computer and a camp rock
hat, shoes, pants, and
shirts. And I want a bick
for christmas because it's
like running. And I want a
speiall jean pants.
Miracle Thompson

Dear Santa,
I wwont a dinorosaur
book and a d5, a new game
for my dtend for christ-
Ignacio Lopez

Dear Santa,
I want a XBox 360 and a
Playcacit2. and I want A
car. and a lech. and a Bot.
and a gram
Bi AaRon Maldonado

Dear Santa,
what I want for
Christmas is a Xbox 360
with Spider-man friend or
foe. The new incredible
hulk video Games. What I
want is a play station 2
with Sponge bob Globs of
doom. Spider-man 3. What
I want for Christmas is a
wii with The Glob Wallie
The video Game. Tiny men
football. I forgot a video
Game for the Xbox 360 is
Ben 10 alein force the
video Game and bolt OW
and Transformers The
Video Game.
Robert Johnston
Dear Santa,
I want a High School
Musicool 2 gotr. I thec my
sirsir wot a Batz dols and
my bother i thec that he
wot a tafr toy and my big
buthar he wot a car.
Downer DeLuna

Dear Santa,
What I want for christ-
masis a barbi car and a
barbi with shoos, cloths.
another thing is hannah
Monanat lap top. and a
hannah monanat bick.
Anareli Covarrubias

Dear Santa,
I want a bike. I want a
army man. roodoff has a
shiny nose and he is cool.
Santa you are cool. I want
a skateboard.
Ryan Knight
Santo Clos
quiero que me togar una
computadoda Y una mufneca
que cante Ponito Y Para mi
Primo quier que Le trogan
un coche Y a Mi ermana una
muflec de Hannan montann
Y A Mi Prima Le regales
una mufieca de Hannah
AnA Deleon

Dear Santa,
can you Pring me a DS,
xbox and a lap top.
Because it vey fun is the
x.borx is vey fun beccasue
i can put any game i want.
oso th laptop it vey fun
because i can put a move.
On the lap top Santa you
are vey fun your are nins.
Omar Escando-Ventura
Dear Santa,
I want for christmas is a
puppy dog I. Love santa. I
Like rood oof the red rien
dear and what els I want is
Bratz doll's 3 of thim I
Love thim. I blez in Santa
I like Santa. Also santa I
want to is a candy Kan and
a teddy bear. And also I
can you brang me a chran
but a christmas I want by
chrn cobr to be this color
on my chran and I want a
cherrod so my chran can
my chran can you and I
want a toy computer I
want to so me and my sis-
ter so I can sher with my

I want a Game b
Laptop, necklace,
coths, a BarBie Dolls
a iPod and a Brats
Game And a new j
with hearts on the
want a High school
shirt. The .,.gst Tb
want is a raDig for .gq
mas. I am ready
christmas. I hope a
lot of Preasents. I
You Some cookies. I
Good all Year.

Dear Santa,
I want adnp3 played
I also want a ipo(
some nike shows a
XBox360 and a howle
of Lowriders.

bear Santa,
I want a baby bunn
chirstmas and a baby
because I love puppies
bunny. I want a
Merry christmas Sani
bDear Santa,
For crimes I wi
Ntendow DS for ci
and a Wii. I want Bl
and want SpongBob g
My little brother
cars. My big sister
Ntendow DS to. My
wants a watch.


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bear Santa,
I have been itching for
chistmas. On the radio
there is some kids who said
hohoho i'm waiting for
Santa. Its so cute. I want
a Brat a BaBy doll and a
collection of make-up and a
collection of unuforms and
a puppy/kitten stuff and
uniform included. Merry
Christmas Santa!

Dear Santa,
I hope you Proud of me.
Are You happy about
christmas? I want a i-pod
and a Nintendo-ds with a
wii. I hope you like my
cookies and milk.
Merry chirstmas,

Dear Santa,
I hope I get a x-box and
a wii a gameboy m-p-3
player. I been good mrs.
santa does the best cookies.

Dear Santa,
I can't wait until Christ-
mas. I want to get alot of
toys and clothes. Chistmas
is my favorite holiday. The
best thing about Christmas
is when we open the pres-
ents. For Christmas I
would like a sleeping bag,
pink nike shoes and clothes
and a new bike. I hope you
have a nice Christmas. I
will have a great Christ-
Merry Chirstmas,

Dear Santa,


Dear Santa,
I would like a MP3, Troy
Poster, gabrella poster,
troy clothes, barbie songs,
Jewie, bike, High school
muscial stuff, lap top;
make up, High School
Muscial Poster, High schod
muscial Songs, shoes, tv:
Santa how are you and miss
does doing? Are yall fine
I been singing this song
Rudolph off the red nose
rain deer had a shiny nose
like a light boll you wad
even say it gloes all the
other raindeers yous to
laugh and call him names
but then one fogey chris-
mas eve santa came to say
rudolph with your nose so
bright won't you gide my
slade tonight. How it
Rudolph Ho! Ho!

Dear Santa,
I wut a paly saty 2 even
a X-box 360 and a nin
tendo DS and a paly saty 3
and a kpoter even a vidoe
gase and a Klube house and
a lot uv skelcums bone
frrun anomls but it has to
be a riel toy. And a lot uv
dinosaurs difrit cinds uv
Roberto Tavares

m. I Dear Santa,
musical I want a bike, mp3 and q
ing I car, hours, new house,
hrist- bat, gluve, ball and a hal-
- for ment for my baseball next
Get a mouth but Santa I want a
Left new bookbag new clouws
I was and a new Jackes for
school when it's cold out.
Love, side, new shoes, and 1
Ana want lots of books to read
when I go to sleep. Merry
er and Yadira
d and ~~~
and a bear Santa,
Thing I hope you are excited
about chistmas. I really
Love, hope you and the elfs will
Issac give a toy cat for my dog,
nala and a spy gear,'
NintenDo DS and a game-
iy for boy. I hope you enjoy the
puppy milk and bronwies. Merry
and a chistmas,
bike, Love.,
ta, 1 Xavier
love, ~~~
ngela. bear Santa,
I hope I get a x-box
ant a .360. and a Playstoon. and
rismes a MP3 Plar I Ben good and
ue DS can you get me a IPod. and
lames a Ber and New shoos. and
wants New clouws and a neklees.
want and a rings, and I hope
y Dad Santa. and Ms. Santa are
ok Ms. Santa choocs whr
Love, good. Marry cristmas santa
bacie love,

rMerry Christmas

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Dear Santa,
I hope I get my,
playstaion a bike a pigge,
banke, fish, pet, Kitfe
wagon, a puzzle of Santq;,
coloring book a teapot d-
doll some books of yo'',
Santa, Some new shoes .;
magit Won, I won't sominjg
for my mom she wont's a'
doll my bad won't a scare:
move. Merry christmas to'
Rudolph give him many car-'
rats Marry christmas to:
you Santa hohoho. Love

Dear Santa,
I whant a XBox360 and;
an antindads and a Ipod;
and I a ganboy. and I'
want a fourwiller. and I:
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I want two gamboy. I
want a wii and a pet I want
a Ball that you hop on it
then ib bance. I want a lot
of dinosaurs big ones and
trains and a trampoleline
and a radio and a mp3 and
a xbox and a laptop Marry

Dear Santa,
That I whont for christ-
mas I whant a Hight School
musical 3 DVD, mp3, An
antinoDS, diamond ring,
diamond earrings, Puppy,
biary, xBox 360, bicycle,
Bratz car, Bratz clock,
Ipod, clothes, rabitte, can
you give My little SiSter
and My little Brother same
toys a Bratz to My little
Sistes and car for My lit-
tle Brother and My mom a
Diamond ring, And My bad
a New car The last thing
That I whant is a Big Hug
from My mom and My Dad
and My teacher. Merry
christmas Santa Ho Ho Ho

Dear Santa,
What I wont fo
mas Is a guidte
bike. Thats what
for christmas ui
.christmas tree a
all I wont Merry

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs Clous and the
raindeers are doing? I Love
EN presents and I really Love
Holladays the most. What
I whant for Christmas is
V Hanah Montana wii and hen
I will get a Hanah Montana
psp then I want to have
the BarBie doll of Hanah
Montana and also Hana
Dr christ- Montan shoes and flippers
ar and a and Hana Montan chalk
t I wont board and and Hana
nder the Montana Socks and then I'll
Lnd that's gie you milk and cookis and
christmas Hot coco and also for
christmas my dad said he
Love will buy me a knew doog.
Terrance Love
Kathy Rodriguez

Dear anit,
I Want a laPtop and a
HannaMontana shirt and a
Movie of HannaMontana
and a ball of HannaMonntna
and a HigH School Musical
shirt and a HigH School
Musical Poster and a Hanna
Montna bicycle and a Hanna
Montna PoSter and a Pictur
oF HigH School Musical and
a HigH School Musical ball
and a Troy Poster and a
Troy Poster and a Movie of
HigH School Musical and a
Troy shirt and Toys of
Hanna Montna and a bear.

bear Santa,
How are you? I am look-
ing forward to seeing you.
I have tried to be good
this year. I hope I get a
lot of presents this year. I
would like a 4-wheeler, a
motorcycle and an I-Pod.
Elijah Williams




bear Santa,
what I whan't
Christman is a Play St
2. My Mom to be health
instead of being sick ar
nintindo DS and my Fa
to be healthful. I h
been a good Boy thank
Santa have amerry chr
Alex Du

Dear Santa,
How are you, Mrs. Clause
andthe reindeer doing? On
Christmas Eve I will aly you
out some cookies and milk.
I've gen good this year and
done everything that my
parents told ime to do. For
Christmas I would like a
play horse barn with hors-
es. I would also like a
camra to take pictures. I
really would like the finger
nail designer kit. I hope you
have a good trip and my
for dog Stubby doesn't bark at
aion you and your reindeer.
hful Merry Christmas,
id a Michaela Klein
Mit, flea


Dear Santa,
I want There Was A Cold
Lady who who Swallowe
Some Snow for Crismis.
Don't for get MRS. Gicker
a sharpnr Her's doesn't
work! Have a Marry
crismis. No what I have
more to tell you, I want
the greatest crismis ever.
Please get me the Hanne
Mottan getar that's if you
want Me to be happy.
Heather Coronado

bear Santa,
How are you, Mrs. Clause
and the reminder doing?
Santa what I want For
Christmas I want a D.S. or
a P.S.P, and a helmet For
my bike a nutcracker solid-
er, Iron man, Hulk the
movies and the toys, the
game Incredible and the
under minder. I will try to
be very good and I will
leave some cookies and milk
I hope you like them.
Please bring my baby
brother some cars or bat
man. His name is Angel, I
want a ATV that has Four
Jose Romer Vazaquez

Dear Santa,
How are you, the reminder
and Mrs. Clous doing I will
leeve cerrits for the rein-
deer and cholik milk and
cholik ball like last year. I
want a Hana Montana wig
and close plese. and the
shert, too plese. Mrs.
Gicker wants a new pinsell
sharpiner for Christmas.
P.S. Thank you.
Destiny Ballard
Dear Santa,
How are you, Mrs. Clause
and the reindeer doing?
What I want for christmas
is a bike and a jumprope
and Ball and a club house.
I want a Pool, a dog and
wanta cat and Geter and a
baby Doll and want a pony.
and a Big huge from Santa
and a bird and sum glass
and fish and new book pag
and game my game is bingo
and a trip to howie and
that is what i wont for
christmas Love and a sinny
hat for christmas I Lov
eyou Santo clas
Analis Cand
Dear Santa,
How are you, Mrs. Clause
and the reindeer doing?
This is what I want for
christamas. I want a big
getar and a new four weel-
er and a new bike and a
new bike and a cowboy hat.
I will have a cup of milk
and some cookies out on
the table for you and Mrs.
clause. I will leave some
reindeer feed out for your
rian deers. I love you
Santa and Mrs. Clasue.
Justin Long
Dear Santa,
How are you, Mrs. clause
andthe reindeer doing? Is
it cold in the North Pole?
Will you bring me some
tickets for Disney World, I
want 100 dollars, I want
100,000,000 peace of
candy, I want. the XBox
360, I want the play sta-
tion 3, I want a computer,
and a happy christas to
Mrs. Gicker, and a gme for
my DS. Thank you Santa
Sergio Velazquez
bear Santa,
How are you Santa? I
wont a Xbox 360 wont a
winerdog and a Soccer ball
and I wont a snake and a
chrapilen and a bird and a
try bote and a motorcycle.
Caleb Turner

Dear Santa,
How are you, Mrs. Clause
and the reindeer doing: I s
in North pole hot or cold?
Does the reindeer really
fly? How are you doing? I
want a Christmas tree, I
want xbox 360, I want a
sharpener, a nitendo d.s.,
a bike, a backpack, a puz-
zle, a marker, a trip to
Mexico, a led pencil, com-
puter, new tv, a fish,
socks, shoes, a new house,
scooter, reindeer, playsta-
tion 3,
Luis Angeles


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Dear Santa,
How are you doing Santa
and Mrs. Clause and the
raindeers? I'm trying to be
good. I'll put out some
cookies and milk. I want a
new bike and a pool and a
new backpack and my fam-
ily to be together. That
wood be nice. Thank you
Laura Ramos
bear Santa,
How are you Mrs. Clause
and the reindeer doing? I
want a good book to read.
So for Christmas what do
you want Santa? I want a
ike. I want a jar of gum.
I want to know do the
reindeer really fly. I want
a car when I get sixteen. I
want a get my cosen Kell
he's one year old I want to
get PJ's for him. On
Christmas all I want is For
God to bless my Family on
Christmas. I want a com-
puter. I want a big spinning
chair. I want to get Mrs.
Gicker a trip to Paris. I
want everyone in the world
to have a good Christmas.
Infiniti C Randolph
Dear Santa,
How are you, Mrs. Clous
and the reindeer doing?
Santa, I will leave a cup a
milk and cookes on my,
table. Santa, thank you for
the presents that you bring
me. Santa I will leave a
plate uv food. I want a
ike for christmas and
Xbox, 360 I want A and B's
on my report card. I wont
a shirt, paints, socks, and
Angel Villegas

Dear Santa,
How are you Mrs. clause
and the reindeer I will leave
you sum milk and cookies on
the table. I want a go cart
and nerf long shot. How
are the elves. I hope that
get everything I want for
Christmas. I hope those
elves are working hard.
Jacob Brandeberry
Dear Santa,
How is Santa and the
reindeer doing? What I
want for Christmas is a
game and new clothes and a
new dog .and a. new bike.
My Dad0 wants a car for
Christmas I want to go to
the Bahamas with my dad.
I want a new roof and a
new home. A Merry
Christmas to You. I will
have a fun Christmas with
You, my new bike, and my
friends, and a new dog, and
a new bed, and a new cray-
Jose Juan Yanes
Dear Santa,
I am going to leave you a
loHow are you Santa and
reminder doing?
Santa do you like Christ-
mas everyday. How cold is
it in the North Pole. Santa
do you know what I want
for Christmas? A bike! And
my name is Daniel. Because
I Jike Christmas. You are
the best Santa. And I will
give you cookies and milk.
Daniel Louis Michel

bear Santa,
I am going to leave you a
lot of Cookies and milk by
the tree. How are you and
Mrs. Clause? I've been
really good this year. I
want some toys.
Your friend,
Elis Pena
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Clause? I've been really
good this year. I am going
to leave you a lot of cook-
ies and milk by the tree. I
want you to give me a
gameboy. I bet you can fit
throu the cimmuny. And
can you give me a new
Your friend,
Jaime Ceja'

Dear Santa, .
How are you and Mrs.
Clause doing? I have ben
good but my sister has ben
good to.' I want a four-
sheeler for crismis and a
Scooter and a new bike. I
want a dishenery from you
Your friend,
Kaylie Carver
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Clause? I've been really
good this year. I am going
to leave you a lot of cook-
ies and milk by the couch.
Your friend, Maria Teresa
Lopez. Santa wat are you
going to bring me I will like
if you Bring lot's of gifts
and you are the Best Santa
Your friend,
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Clause? I am going to leave
you a lots of cookies and
milk by The tree. I won't a
ipod for christmas. I won't
a Mo-pad. Is Rudolph get-
ing ready to fly?
oeur friend.,
Michaela Blasingainh

jumprope, psp,
ring, and ear-
Rudolph ready to
Your friend,
Elizabeth Deleon

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Clause? I've been really
good this year. I am going
to leave you a lot of
CooKies and milk by the
tree. Santa I Like a baby-
doll and a bike.
Your friend,
Jennifer Aguirre
beer Santa,
how are you and your
raindeers? I wont NCAA 04
Football 'for PS2 and Maden
04 Football for PS2 and I
waot.,Moster Jam for PS2.
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Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
clause? I've been really
good this year. I am going
to leave you a lot of cook-
ies and milk by the tree.
Please Bring me and my lit-
tle Bother 2 toys and 2
Bike for us.
Your friend,
Larry cross

Dear Santa,
I am going to leave you a
lot Of cookies and milk by
the tee. I wot Fro crimis
tory I like you. My Bruthr
Bin goD.
Enrique Chres
your Frend

bear Santa,'
I am going to leave you a
lot of cookies and milk by
the tree. I want a toy
Santa for my Christmas
present. I want some toy
cars for my Christmas
present. I want a book
about Christmus for my
Christmas present.
Your friend,
Eduardo Morales

Dear Santa,
How are you Mrs.
Clause? Today is a good
day for you to bring
Presents for me I like yor
presents How you makett
you are the favorite One.
KhamaLa DamaR
bear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Clause? I've been really-
good this year. I am going
to leave you a lot of cook-
ies and milk by the tree.. I

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Dear santag,
hoow do you mal
what I wont four c
- will and a trampo
psp fourwiler.

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Clause? I've been really
good this year. I am going
to leave you a lot fo cook-
ies and milk by the tree. I
want a army for Christmas
and I want Hot wheels and
race car.
Your friend,
Salvador Aguirre
Dear Santa,
I am going to leave you a
lot of cookies and milk by
the tree. I've been really
good this year. How are
you and Mrs. Clause? I
want a Xbx360 and a wii
and Gameboy.
Your friend,
Alex James
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Clause? If you can pleas
bring Mrs. Klein a purse
with sparkles on it. I want
sam gameboy games. I wish
this will be a good christ-
Your friend,
Gabby Willis

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Clawse? I am going to leave
you a lot of cookies and
milk on the fierplas. I
olwas watdid a bike and a
mowped and a fowrwheeler
and I wet for my family to
be happy. and my, family
was so good like me. and
did Rudolph lerne how to
.'.. Yowr friend,
Miranda Nicole'Sconyers

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
clause? I've been really
good this year. I am going
to leave you a lot of cook-
ies and" milk by the tree.
Yummy!r I want a playsta-
tion and I want Spongbob
the game and grad theif
auto and need for speed
most Wanted. h .
Your friend,
Jason Hearns
Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs.
Clause? I have ben good
this year I want a nitendo
DS my teacher She wants a
car, a new baby, and a
acket. I want some
aneer Shorts and a
wii. We both have be,
Your friend,
Vanessa Alcoser

ke stat?
leneg or

Dear Santa,
How do you do magic? I
love your rain deers! I want
a toy that is a cheetah,
pony, and a donphin, and a
whale that is blue.
bear Santag,
I wave sel wrue and a
play aste 3 and a gone to
go ef the plyst 3. it is a
game had a man clmeu
towr. I weuk to now wiy bu
you lef in the nof plu? I
Love Wen you gef toes to
Dear Santao,
I want a big car that can
o very Fast i want That
hat That For chrismas.
and For my Brothen he
want a Game and walkly
Love and
Abby and C.J.

Dear Santa,
Why do you come out at
night? I Love santag clallsI
I want a tehdoDS. and a
pet cat and pet fish.
Dear Santa,
How do your raindeers
fly? How are you? I love
Christmes so munch! I've
been a good girl. What I
want for Christmes is a
real puppy that's cute and
nice that don't bark at


Dear Santo,
I have been a very good
boy this year. does ruduf's
nose still glow? What does
Ms. claus do? Why do you
live in North Pole? You are
a great Santal I love Santa
so much. What I want for
christmas is some clothes
and some toys. Wht Kind
of toys do I want is army
toys, modersicle toys and
toy dirt bikes with Guys on
them with helmets only two
a blue one and a Green one.

Dear Santa,
My name is Joanna, the
girl, "I like to getting
pretend's to there now
(gigles) I like to get the,
do like Holiday Dora for
chrismas." And I like to
get the game to Play is a
oa Saves the mermaids
for chrismas." And again, I
like to get the Pony the
winter of cool for chris-
mas." And again too, I like
clothes to the Rodeo
clothes, and, tricked out
clothes Because I have
Empty right now." Now,
And my People we need
Help Because have a yucky
Pool, we need beautiful Pool
to get Help." See you at
Winter Holiday."
Your name

bear Santa,
I whish I had statement.
that is a horus or pony and
I want a que stions to tell
you wen well be cresmast in
you could get me sumthin
that is spesol to me that is
a present or its a horus or
a pony.

Dear Santa,
Why do you come
night? Who is rod
having? I love you
Clalls! I love chismisi
a psp for shismis. I
pet dog and a pet si
want a ipod. I ben

Dear Santag,
I like the randea
the nors Pole I lik
you give kidse and
You to givemya dedeg
thas what' I wan

Ifo be Dear Santa,
Santa I want a bike and a iPod
I Iwant and a Pretty dress than I
want a want a comPuter and Shoes
nake. i and a sweater than Saome
a good ToYs and a PuPPy I hoPe
you bring me all thoes stofs
love, with your deers
Adolfo Cynthia
Dear Santa,
I wont an xbox 360 a
rs and new hike a new n n a fur-

e wine weeler a
i want robot and o
gun and
it for
Dear Santa
Love, I want a
Luciano telePhoned

Dear Santa,
Why do you only come
out at night? How is Mrs.
Claus? How are your rain-
deer? How do your rain-
deers fly? I've been a good
girll I love you Santal For
Christmas I want a video
game. The name is Spore

Dear Santa,
I want tow baby dols
and I woont Pants and I
woont Shrats and i woont
Switrs and i woont Praslit
and I wont a Bike and a
Skood I woont close and
hihils and a Prsh and a
woke toke and sume Nils of
SPrenkols and Sume tols
I Love

Dear Santao,
Are you going to giv me
some toys Is rodoffok. Z
Love Crismis so much! I hop
I get some toy'sl Stof for
crismis. I wot to get a
remocuntrod car. And I
wot a toy resler. And I wot
a boblebee trasformer.
And Iw4t. a ray mustreo
Max. That's weat wvot for
Crismes' L v

Dear Santa
I want a
ipod I want

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go-cart a new bear Santo,
Snew pony. I want an ipod, A
Alana Playstoin 3 I also want a
--- motor cycle, a lots oF toys.
an xbox an mp4, A Plasma
ind IPod and a screen TV, A game cube, A
and a real secret under ground moive
threader, A jet Pack, 500
Marisol tickets to monday night
raw, 50 tickets to friday
night smackdown, A limo, A
nintendo I want mosage chair, A library, a
toys I want million dollars, and A poles,
rins I want a I want to live in gorgae.
........nn. Mike

rOe mon cards

Dear Santa,
I want a doll and bike I
like to big bike. I like to
cranon box. I like to books.
I like a present of a car.

Dear Santa,
I want a Four wheelers
birtbike Big scree t.v. psp,
sbox, mootercycles, Bike I
pod, radio xbox three sixty
play station three.
Tommy G.
Dear Santa,
For christmas I want a
Gameboy and a ipod a
Hannah montan Doll a ps2
and a ball and a bratz make
up set a Hannah montana
bike and Hannah montana
Dear Santa,
Can You Bring me a
microPhone a toy truck and
a HannaH doll and a wnnt

Bst wshs fr he oldaySeso

Dear santag,
how do you feel when you
are sad? I wish you could
give me a littel toy truk. I
Love rootoof the red nose
reindeer do you still Live in
the north Poll? I wish you
stay At my houses.

Dear Santa,
Why do you come at
night when we are asleep?
I like Roodoff's red noise
when it glozi i am a good
Peoyl I wish for a girbll his
olor 'will be brown.
Dear Santa,
I want a new forever. I
want it ned fast to my
other forever broke. My
mom's day ke kids liked it
they we'r disy. I want a
exbox 360 Me and my
brother's won't obei I Love

Dear Santa,
I want a Niterd DS life I
want games For it I want
10 games and I want a Wii
I want 10 games I want
lots of toys I want a four
wheeler a Big four wheeler
and a xBox 360 and I want
10 games for it and I want
a psp and I want 10 games
for and I want a laptop and
a new bike and cellphone
and a camera and a dog and
new clothes and a ipod and
a 100 songs and a color kit.
That want for chirsmas
Merry chirsmas.
Adrian Alvarez
Dear Santa,
I want a I Pod a Play
station 3 and a PSP and
MP4 and a nintendo ds and
a bike.
Mark Ortega
Dear Santa,
I wish I had a goeboy
Ipod and I want new four
wheeler. I want a comput-
er. new-fish.i 'q p L'
wish I was ric.



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Dear Santa,
I woud like a computer,
clouths, Ipod, telescope,
trapling, go cart, for
wilier, puppy, bunny,
money, robot, Zom, Ds,
ps3, XBox, and that is
what I want for Chrismas
your freind
Dear Santa,
I want a hanu muntan doll
and a NiNtaNe DS and a
dol of Braze and a ile com-
petr and a Bookbag for
your friend,
Dear Santa,
I want a Bow anD arow,
go cart, And a boat. A
AirPLane, Tuba, a nja
your Best friend
Dear Santa,
For Chrismes. I want a
game boy and a spider man
game and a PSP. game cube
-pit a mario gamel.. ,
Best Friend


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Dear Santa, Dear Santa,
I wish for a mario game I want A Ipod and A
a gae boy and a remote gocart and A Hanna Matina
control car. doll and A Bike and tivo
Jordi notebooks. and I Just w6nt
~-- to say something to santa
er Sant you are the Best. and I
Dear Santa, want a Nice house.
for chrismas, I want a want a Nice house. ose
ipod, mp3 player, a new ~Rs
bike, a Stereo, a horse, a
shiny new dress, a new cell Dear Santao,
Phone, a new xbox, lots of I want box of maonetecs,
Purses, a scooter, a new a remote control boat,
sKateboprd, a lap top a wii, remote control car, A Spy
some clothes, a Plasma gear suit case A cool bike,
screen TV, a new bath set, and A mario toy and a go
a colander, a digital cam- cart, and A fourwether,:
era, a camcorder, high- little toy cars a tent, the
heels for my shiny new cool spy gear tank, remote
dress, 2 or 3 new baby control helicopter, a mps
dolls,and a two dog houses player.
for my dogs, kitty tree Jacob
for my cats, a microphone,
and some songs for my cd
player. Merry Chirsmasl
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Dear Santa,
for Crismas I wont a pSp
and a will and a DS and a
play Stashen 2 and a math
Love Santa,
Dear Santa cluse,
can I plese have a hes-
struk, lightning muquin car,
batman's airplane for chris-
Aiden Lee Dorough
bear Santa,
I want for chirsmiss is an
airplane, rv, psp, a drum
set, air boat, and a chir-
miss tree, and a fishing
I love you santa,
Dear Santa,
Pleas bring me an airplane
that flys and a toy truch
that cares sand and a big
truch that's has a cantroll.
Your Friend
Dear Santa,
I want a Jumprop and a
wii and a pool and a
Your friend,
Dear Santa,
Pleses get me an
omnetrxis and make me
smart and get me in 3
grade and make me nice
and make me like my
brother NaNdo and make
me 14 yeas old and make
me like my dad and make
me rich.
Dear Santa Close,
I want a Ipab and a Toy
Bear TaTe has a Paten Mae
it rotre and make it move
and a Toy planTrTecar FlI
and laBtop and a Toy sep
and a Toy car Tate has a
Pater TaeTe maks it move
and a psp with song
your friend
Dear Santa,
I want for christmas is a
wii, psp and a gameboy, DS
and a reading book.
your friend
Dear Santa,
What I wont for chismis
is a Kery ocey musheyn,
barbie doll, and a make up
cit, nel polesh, and a wii,
games and
your senserly,
Dear Santa,
what I won't for
chreimas is a Gameboy but
Pink one for chreias and I
what to go at my cousin
house because it fun at her
house because she have a
comPuter at her house.
Santa it's my fride

Dear Santa,
I want makup. I want a
beach bairbie. I want a
computer. I want an under-
dog movie. I want a Hannah
montan .bairdie. I want a
new bike. I wan new bratz.
I want a new princess
chair. I Want a Netendo
your friend,
Dear Sant,
I want a DS, PSP, a ship,
Army tank, a toy shake, a
lap top, for Chrimis and a
Pet hahster, I want a very

very big ball a toy Air
Plane, so big I can fit in it
so I can fly it.
to santa
Dear Santa,
I want a A Ipod, com-
puter, and a camera, a
Robot, ZoM, wii, Ds, ps3,
XBox, clothes.
your friend
Dear Santa,
I want a DS, and a
snake, and a skatbo, a
fish, aad cip.
your Friend

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