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Carlton Named

District Linebacker

.. Story 3B



Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

111th Year, No. 3
4 Sections, 38 Pages

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Splus 4Q sales Lan


Of The Herald-Advocate
. Most Hardee County school
employees left for their two-
week vacation on Friday with
an extra $550 in their pockets.
Some, those with 17 to 24
years with the district, had $800
in their hands.

It was all part of a new con-
tract negotiated between the
Hardee Education Association/-
United and the Hardee County
School Board, and ratified by
union members .late Thursday
Prior to that vote, school
employees were told they

would have their bonus checks
before leaving work on Friday
if they voted "yes" during bal-
loting on Thursday.
And they did.
HEA/U President Selden
Spencer said early Friday morn-
ing that the final tabulation
came in just before 6 p.m.

Thursday. The new contract
passed by a vote of 358 to 5, he
In addition to the bonus
checks, the new contract-
retroactive to July I of this year
-includes a one percent raise
for all school personnel and
, three major changes to contract


provisions, Spencer said.
Further, district employees
will receive their customary
"step increase," which is an
annual boost in pay to recog-
nize mounting experience and
loyalty. It varies among the
years, however, and can mean
as little as a half-percent raise to
as much as a two-percent hike.
But, for those with 17 to 24

years in the system, steps end.
They do not resume until year
25. That, Spencer said, was the
reason for the higher bonus
amount for employees in that
Again, all employees will
receive the one-percent raise,
which is not to be confused
with "steps" and is calculated in

Freeze Kills

Area Pastures

Citrus Squeezes Minimal Damage

Main Street Wauchula Inc. revived a former seasonal treat this year by taking over and revitalizing the Adopt A Pole
program begun and once run by the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce. The program, which originally failed to
survive long enough to be considered a local tradition, included the delightful decoration of the antique lampposts
lining Main Street through downtown Wauchula. Each pole can be "adopted" by a church, organization or business,
and then decorated to their heart's content or mind's dreams. This year, the first under Main Street Wauchula, has
provided several examples and a wonderful walking tour of downtown. Try it!

Hardee Sports Reclassified 5A

Of The Herald-Advocate
Tentative changes in re-dis-
tricting for most of the high
school sports shows some
changes to Hardee Senior High
School's competition for the
next two years.
Most sports have gone to an
eight-tier classification, making
room at the bottom for the dif-
ference in urban and rural
schools. The changes don't
affect the sports for the remain-
der of this school year. Hardee's
school population, according to
the Florida High School Athlete
Association, is 1.238 students
and puts it in the new football
Classification 5A with schools
of 1,100 to 1,580 students and
5A population of 1,217 to 1,598
for other sports.

But, starting with fall football
there are definite differences.
Hardee moves from Class 2 A
District 6 to the new 5A-
Region 3, District 10, where it
will face district opponents
Bradenton Bayshore, DeSoto,
Englewood Lemon Bay and
Bradenton Southeast.
If Hardee gets to the playoffs,
it's first opposition would come

from District 9's Auburndale,
Lake Wales, Lakeland Teneroc
or Zephyrhills.
Sebring would be in 6A-10,
while Avon Park would be in
4A-6, along with Clewiston and
Sarasota Booker. Fort Meade
moves to 3A-6 with Frostproof,
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney and
Lakeland Christian.
Released on Monday, the

new classifications show most
of Hardee's major sports will
end up in the 5A-Region 3,
District 10 with Auburndale,
Lake Wales and Lakeland"
Teneroc. This includes baseball,
softball, volleyball, boys and
girls soccer, and boys and girls
basketball. Tennis, golf, swim-
ming, cross country, and track
and field re-districting hasn't

Of The Herald-Advocate
Agriculture has taken a bit of
a hit in the last two weeks.
Freezing weather, unusual for
early and mid-December, took
its toll on vegetables, citrus,
strawberries, plant nurseries
and pastures. It has been com-
plicated by the warm spells
between the freezes. Saturday's
daylong soft rain helped some
Around the nation, the snow
and ice reached as far south as
Atlanta, causing havoc in North
and South Carolina and Georgia
as well as the north. In Florida,
temperatures and agricultural
damage varied greatly. Five
nights of below freezing tem-
peratures severely affected the
sugar cane crop and limited the
amount of seed cane, meaning
next year's crop will be down.
Locally, some results from
the weather, varied. Jimmy
Parker, of Parker Farms, said he
Sand Moye Farms had gotten
most of the vegetables off the
fields before the freezes began.
"We try to have it all done by
Dec. 1, because you never can
tell about the weather. It usually
freezes in January, but there's
times it comes early," said
Roy Parm, said he had straw-
berries and greens to sell. The
wind was strong last Monday
night and some of the strawber-
ry bloom was lost because the
irrigation didn't reach all the

plants. His greens, a mix of
spinach and collards, survived
The rush is on to pick citrus
and get it to the packing houses
as quickly as possible. Once it
freezes and thaws, some of the
juice content dries, reducing the
Barbara Carlton, director of
the Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers Association, said the
temperature dropped below
freezing and stayed there all
night Tuesday. "The lowest I
heard was 26 degrees, but it was
fairly consistent on reports of
28 degrees. There was no report
of ice in the fruit.
"Overall, we did pretty
good," she said on Tuesday
afternoon. There is minimal
damage to the fruit. We antici-
pate some leaf damage. The
temperatures didn't drop as fast
as we are used to. They were
below freezing by 8 p.m. and
went up and down between 25-
26 and 28. We will probably
lose some solids-the juice
content but it will be minimal,"
she reported.
The recent freezes killed pas-
ture grasses, which will require
cattle owners to use more hay,
minerals, molasses and/or com-
mercial feed in liquid form or
Generally, pasture grasses are

Thieves Steal From 'Jesus' Production

Of The Herald-Advocate
Thousands of dollars gone in
one night,
Thieves have tried to take the
heart out of "The Story of
They have taken $10,000-
$15,000 of wire from the store-
house for the nationally known
production which will have its
2011 run for five weekends,
starting March 25-26.
Or, it will have its run, if
enough people can donate dol-
lars and time to replacement of
the stolen wiring.

"It isn't just the financial loss,
not just the value of it, but the
hours and hours of work to put
the pieces together to fit certain
sizes and outlets. We will need
help from electricians. And,
first we need donations to re-
place the missing wire," said
Passion Play director/coordina-
tor Mike Graham.
"They bypassed lots of other
things and just went for the
wire, stripping it out and off
things. They just wanted the
wire. We need money for the
materials and workers to help
replace it," said the disheart-

ened Graham, who has seen the
three-hour ,drama of the birth,
life, death and resurrection of
Christ make phenomenal
growth in the last 15 years.
The panoramic set has to be
taken down and put up each
season, beginning as soon as the
county fair ends its run in the
Cattlemen's Arena, where the
play is produced each spring
with the help of myriads of vol-
unteers, from grader operators
to seamstresses, actors of all
ages, crew to support the cast in
preparation, and regular prac-
tices beginning in January.

The theft and the difficult re-
assembly of the wiring to the
various parts of the 100-foot
scenery is just one of the many
problems Graham has faced
over the years. "The Lord has
always made it happen. It's His
Story and His play," said Gra-
He longs for the day The
Story of Jesus will have a per-
manent home and not have to
set up and take down each year.
His dream could come true with
the 40-acre retreat/theater cen-
ter planned off SR 66. The
Power & Light Productions has

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acquired the property, plans
drawn and will just take the
funds to get it erected. It would
include a 2,000-seat main floor
plus balcony, stage, food serv-
ice, restrooms and more, and be
open to the community when-
ever there isn't a production in
But, the immediate problem
is replacing the essential electri-
cal connections for the upcom-
ing season. Anyone who can
help financially or with labor
can contact Graham'rat his office
at Real Life Church 375-4031
or by cell phone at 781-1638.



Kids Write To

Santa Claus
... Section C

Employees Get Bonus, Raise

12/15 59 27 0.00
12/16 71 30 0.00
12/17 78 43 0.00
12/18 69 47 0.63
12/19 63 50 0.01
12/20 65 39 0.00
12/21 73 38 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 12/07/10 49.08
Same period last year. 44.70
Ten Year Average 52.43
Source: Univ. o0 Fla. Ona Research Center

Classifieds ......... 6D
Courthouse Report ... 5B
Crime Blotter ....... 8B
Hardee Living ....... 2D
Information Roundup .4A
Obituaries .......... 4A



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2A The Herald-Advocate, December 23, 2010

The Herald-Advocate ,
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
Managing Editor

Sports Editor

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

Production Manager

Asst. Prod. Manager

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

Schools Thursday 5 p.m. ,
Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m I
General News Monday 5 pm.
Ads Tuesday noon

The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public
interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed
and include a daytime phone number.
Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be
typed, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are sub-
ject to editing.

Kelly's Column
By Jim

Jerald Dunn, pastor of the Southside Baptist Church in
Wauchula, says the home and yard of Matt and Melissa Crews
should receive an award for Christmas decorations. From
Wauchula going toward New Hope the home is on Popash Road
about one quarter of a mile on the left.

Another home and yard decorated for Christmas that deserves
an award belongs to Mary and Hal Henry who live at 489 Terrell
Road Northwest of Wauchula. Hal gives all the credit to his wife
Mary of 47 years. She has been doing this for over 20 years.

Charles Cannon reports there is a beautifully decorated home
and yard at 10th Ave. and Bay Street in Wauchula. Doubtless there
are others throughout the county.
A large area at the south end of Bartow and west of the juice
plant on Hwy. 17 always has many homes and yards decorated in a
Christmas theme.

Ryan Mitchell, youth pastor at First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday about
origin and the true meaning of Christmas.

Ford B. West, president of The Fertilizer Institute based in
Washington, D.C., estimates fertilizer use will increase in the U.S.
for the 2010-11 crop year. The major crops include corn, soybeans,
cotton and wheat. The three major crop nutrients in fertilizer are
nitrogen, phosphate and potash.
The demand for nitrogen is expected to be up 4 to 6 percent,
phosphate 8 to 10 percent, and potash up 10 to 12 percent.

Ken Grimes, a paid lobbyist who has represented Hardee
County Commission for the past eight years in Tallahassee and
other venues, has lost 340 pounds during the past five years. He has
done this by diet and exercise.'
He started walking, then--
riding a bicycle and then added
light weightlifting. Grimes
rides a bike, stationary and/or
regular outdoors bike-about
30 miles a day. This takes 2 to 2
1/2 hours.
He used to be a sports
trainer for athletic teams.
Grimes eats two meals a
day generally. Breakfast is
cereal, skim milk and orange
juice. He drinks a lot of water.
Supper is usually a pepper-
oni pizza. "Pizza is very nutri-
tionally balanced." He does not
add on extra cheese or meats
Grimes, 45, now weighs
200 to 220 pounds. His goal is
to be under 200.
In this picture he is stand- ,
ing by a portrait of former Florida Gov. Carey Hardee. The county
is named after him.
Grimes is a legislative director for Craig A. Smith &
Associates, which does governmental services, including grants.

One must ask children and
birds how cherries and
strawberries taste.


New members of the National Honor Society at Hardee

Senior High School were inducted in a November ceremo-

The induction ceremony included the presentation of the new officers for 2010-11.

National Honor Society Inducts Members

The National Honor Society
at Hardee Senior High School
recently held its annual induc-
tion ceremony.
Newly elected officers are
President Amanda Rigney, Vice
President Carlos Ramirez,
Senior Secretary Kate Krause,
Junior Secretary Patience Hall,
Sergeant at Arms Murrell
Winter, Social Director Kyndall
Robertson, Historian Ashley
Martin and Chaplain Melissa
Sophomores who were
inducted into the academic
recognition organization in-

clude Travis Bashore, Robert
Bennett, Daniel Boehm, James
Cloud, Jacob Evans, Rufino
Gabriel, Cassandra Gilman, Ad-
rian Iniguez, Nyshira Jackson,
Joseph Juarez, Adam Khang,
Shelby Lambert, Ad Lor, Luis
Luna, Martin Luna and Kaylee
Also, sophomores Destany
McClellan, Adna Metayer,
Danielle Milby, Ana Montanez,
Alan Murphy, Jennifer Napier,
Noe Navarro, Lauren Page and
Alex Pierstoff.
And sophomores Michael
Ramirez, Christian Richardson,

Ana Maria Saldivar, Bobby
Swindle, Cory Taylor, Shaina
Todd, Kenia Vallalva. Brandon
Vargas, Patricia Wheeler, Zane
Whiteside, Enrique Zamora and
Maria Zamora.
Juniors who were inducted
into the society include Frances
Banda, Colby Baker, Taylor
Bolin, Matthew Burrus, Sierra
Coronado, Manuel DelaRosa,
Elizabeth DeLoera, Daniel
Hernandez, Amber Kelly, De-
vante Lang, Cierra Martinez
and Amanda McNabb.
Also, juniors Daniel Miller,

Football Coach Charged

With Possessing Cocaine

Of The Herald-Advocate
A varsity Wildcat football
coach has been arrested on a
narcotics charge.
Leigh Bersell Thomas, 39, of
687 Snell St., Wauchula, waas
booked into the Hardee County
Jail by sheriff's deputies early
Saturday morning on the third-
degree felony charge of posses-
sion of cocaine.
He was released from cus-
tody to await trial after posting
a $1,000 bond roughly two
hours after his arrest.
According to Maj. Randy
Dey of the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office, Thomas was
the passenger in a vehicle being
driven by Marvin Cook and
stopped by Dep. Steven Ahrens
around midnight on Peterson
Street east of Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue.
While the traffic stop was in
progress, a communications

Continued From 1A
not killed by cold weather until used as a cattle feed supple-
January. The grasses regrow in ment.
the spring with the warmer The director noted cattle
weather and rains, prices have been good in recent
"The grass becomes frosted years but said fertilizer and feed
and could lose up to half its costs are high, amounting to 70
energy value," said Dr. John. to 80 percent of the cost to raise
Arthington, direction of the beef.
Range Cattle Station at Ona. Hal Jones, a local grower
The station is a branch of the with a small herd, said he will
University of Florida Institute have to use more hay, minerals
of Food and Agricultural and molasses.
Sciences and does research on Some cattle owners sell part
cattle nutrition, grasses, weed of their herd in the late fall or
control, fertilizer and water use, early winter to reduce their feed
and environmental concerns, costs.
He said frosted limpograss Feed stores sell hay, pellets
keeps most of its nutritional and other cattle feed supple-
value because a lot of carbohy- ments. Some cattle ranchers
rates are stored in the stem- plant ryegrass seeds in Novem-
Losing the most energy ber and early December to pro-
value, said Dr. Arthington, are vide winter forage. Ryegrass
Bermuda and stargrass. A medi- does not freeze and goes away
um-loss grass is Bahia grass, he in the spring.
said. There are many grasses used
Arthington said some cattle for hay, including coastal alfal-
owners may wean calves from fa, hermafia, stargrass, pangola,
mother cows earlier due to the jigs Bermuda and Tifton. When
recent freezes. cattle get real hungry, they will
He noted citrus pulp is often eat palmettos.

officer radioed that Thomas was
wanted on an outstanding war-
rant for failure to appear in
court on a no valid' driver's
license charge.
Dep. Polly Bissette placed
Thomas under arrest and into

the back seat of her patrol car
for transport to the county jail.
It was then, Dey alleged, that
Thomas told the officer that he
had a dollar bill in his left sock,
and that he believed it con-
tained an illegal substance.
Dey said Thomas also said a
woman had given him the dol-
lar bill earlier in the day, and
had asked him to "hold" it for
Officers retrieved the dollar
bill from Thomas' sock, unfold-
ed it, and found a white pow-
dery substance within the folds,
the major alleged.
It field-tested positive for
cocaine, he said.
Thomas was booked on fail-
ure to appear in court and pos-
session of cocaine charges, Dey
Thomas is a line coach for the
varsity Wildcat football team,
and just completed his eighth
season coaching the team.

Continued From 1A

addition to "steps," meaning
some employees could see as
much as a three-percent in-
-crease in their paychecks this
Originally, HEA/U negotia-
tors went into talks this past
summer seeking a five percent
raise for all employees.
Spencer, however, was satis-
fied with the result of the
lengthy bargaining process.
"This is the first across-the-
board raise we've had in three
or four years," he said. "Some
people have gotten nothing
since 2007.
'We finally got it," he contin-
ued. "It was hard fought on both
sides, trying to get the best for
our teachers which, of course,
works around to getting the best
for the children."
Significant changes to con-
tract language include reinstate-
It is not only fine feathers
that make fine birds.

ment of the unrestricted person-
al day. Three years ago, restric-
tions were placed on those days,
prohibiting teachers from using
them one day before or after a
scheduled holiday. That prohi-
bition has been repealed.
Next, those retirees coming
back to work can now enter into
the salary schedule at Step 5.
Previously, they were paid at
Step 0, meaning at the bottom
of the pay scale.
And the third and final major
change allows accredited teach-
ers coming into the Hardee
school district from an outside
state-accredited school to re-
ceive Step 7, rather than starting
at Step 0, which is the begin-
ning teacher's pay.
The new raise puts beginning
teachers, with no experience, at
a salary of about $33,345.
Put not your trust in
money, but put your money
in trust.

Antonio Moreno, Vaibhave
Patel, James Rabon, Brandi
Westberry and Chee Xiong.
Seniors who were installed
during the ceremony included
Martha Arana, John Barlow,
Brittany Deen, Veronica
DeLoera, Yessenia DeLoera,
Biridiana Esparza, Ana Molina,
Jennifer Ligon, Jarrius Lindsey,
Ashley Lotis, Trenton Muntz,
Robert Rabon and Maria Ruiz.
The National Honor Society
recognizes students for their
scholarship, character, leader-
ship and service.

An advertisement for the
Hardee Livestock Market
on 3B may be incorrect.
Livestock market manag-
er Janice Wheeler said
Wednesday she is talking
with people about the mar-
ket's future. Originally the
market's next sale was to
be on Jan. 3 but as of Dec.
22 that was not certain. The
Herald-Advocate will have
an update next week.
At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal.-If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.

Continued From 1A
been announced yet.
For the major sports, Hardee
playoff rivals could come from
District 9 of Merritt Island,
Titusville, Rockledge and Or-
lando Lake Nona, or District 11
of Tampa Blake, Tampa Jesuit,
Ruskin Lenard, Middle-ton,
Tampa Robinson or Riverview
Fort Meade moves to 3A-7
with Lakeland Christian, Kis-
simmee New Dimensions and
Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic.
DeSoto moves to 4A-10, along
with Avon Park, Frostproof,
Lake Placid, Lakeland McKeel
and Mulberry. Sebring is in 6A-
9 with Kathleen, Lake Gibson
and Winter Haven.

To believe is to be strong.
Doubt cramps energy.
Belief is power.
-Frederick William

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Cleota Simmons, 94, former-
ly of Hardee County, died on
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at
Manor Care in Sarasota.
She was born on Dec. 10,
She was preceded in death by
husband, the Rev. Emmitt
Services are pending.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

Rosetta M. Douglas, 87, of
Gardner, died on Sunday,
Dec. 19, 2010, in Arcadia.
She was born April 11,
1923 in Gardner and was a
lifetime resident of the area.
She was of the Baptist faith
and a member of Gardner
Baptist Church.
She was a very independ-
ent woman that never let her
loss of sight become an ad-
versity. She enjoyed fishing,
gardening in her yard and
walked over a mile each day
to pick up her mail.
She was preceded in death
by her parents Edwoard and
Laura Belle Douglas; broth-
ers Robert E. Douglas, Rus-
sell Douglas, Edward Doug-
las Jr., Lawdy Douglas and
Frederick Douglas.
Survivors include four
brothers, Lawrence Douglas
of Zolfo Springs, Lloyd
Douglas and wife Louise of
Corpus Christi, Texas, Glen
0. Douglas and wife Martha
of Zolfo Springs; and Jack H.
Douglas and wife Mary of
Orlando; one sister Julia Mae
Griffin of Palm Bay; two sis-
ters-in-law Marie Douglas of
Roanoke, Ala., and Gladys
Douglas of Zolfo Springs;
and numerous nieces and
Visitation was Wednesday,
Dec. 22, from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
at Gardner Baptist Church,
with funeral services at 2 with
the Rev. Harold Brown offici-
ating. Interment followed in
Garder Cemetery. On line
condolences can be made at

Dvn OUinig .Ulemoity

Lois Marie Conley Ledger,
81, a native of Hardee
County, died on Wednesday,
Dec. 15, 2010, at Resthaven,
with Good Shepherd Hospice
at her side.
She was born March 8,
1929, in Hardee County. She
was a waitress at Dasher's
Drug Store back in the '40s.
She was a Baptist and a won-
derful person in life.
She was preceded in death
by two husbands, Kenny
Ledger and Virl Coker; par-
ents Mr. and Mrs. Charley
Conley; brothers Clyde Con-
ley, Charles Conley and Keith
Conley; great-granddaughter
Auslinn Hickey; niece
Gwenna Revell; and nephew
Danny Smith.
Survivors include one son,
Randy Coker and wife Betty
of Atlantic City, N.J.; ,two
daughters Gay Coker Hickey
and husband Richard of
Dunnellon, and Leslie 'M.
Ledger of Homosassa; eight
grandchildren; one great-
grandson; two sisters Anna
Smith and husband Walter of
Bowling Green and Oneita
Revell and husband F. L. of
Wauchula; one brother Pres-
ton J. Conley and wife Naomi
of New Port Richey; two sis-
ters-in-law, Audrey Conley
and Claudie Conley, both of
Wauchula; 11 nieces; and five
Visitation was from 10 to
11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, at
Robarts Garden Chapel,
where services were held at
11 a.m. with Pastor Robert
Murphy and the Rev. Albert
Blum officiating. Interment is
in Fountain Memorial Park in

Jimmy L. Gibson, 65, of
Wauchula, died on Wednesday,
Dec. 15, 2010, .at Hope Hospice
in Lehigh Acres.
Born on Oct. 29, 1945, at
Jericho, Tenn., he lived in Har-
dee County most of his life. He
served in the U .S. Army, and
was a carpenter.
Survivors include his son
Jamie G. Gibson and wife Kelly
of Virginia; daughter Sabrena
VanSickle and husband Paul of
-Wauchula; brother Carl Gibson
of Sarasota; sister Patsy Shelton
and husband Wayne of Blounts-
town; and grandchildren Heath
.VanSickle and wife Miranda,
Brandi Harvey and husband
George, Kaci Benton and hus-
band D.J., Andy and Chris-
topher; and 10 great-grandchil-
No services are scheduled.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

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Timothy Frank Izzo, 53, of
St. Johnsville, N.Y., died on
Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at
Lake Placid.
He was born June 17, 1957,
at Gloversville, N.Y. He was a
press operator for Pro Leather
and a Catholic. He loved his
dogs, Buppa and Jodie.
He was preceded in death
by his father Robert Izzo.
He is survived by his moth-
er, Florence Izzo of Bowling
Green; fiancee Kimberly
Gallup of St. Johnsville, N.Y.;
brothers Michael Izzo of
Chesapeake, Va., and
Richard Izzo of Martinsville,
W. Va.; favorite aunts Joyce
Ashbaugh of Houghton Lake,
Mich., and Susan Miner of
Bowling Green; and several
other aunts, nephews and
No services are planned.

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Manuel Rangel Jr., 49, of
Wauchula, died on Saturday,
Dec. 18, 2010, at home.
Born on April 16, 1961, at
Greeley, Colo., he lived in Har-
dee County most of his life. He
was a truck driver and member
of Florida's First Assembly of
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, Manuel and
Maria Rodriguez, and Anas-
tacio and Maria Rangel.
Survivors include his wife,
Debra Rangel, of Wauchula;
parents Manuel Sr. and Paula
Rangel of Wauchula; sons,
Manuel Rangel III, Anthony
David Rangel and Andrew
Nathaniel Rangel, all of Wau-
chula; daughter Stefanie LeAnn
Cunningham and husband
David of Enid, Okla.; brother
Michael Rangel and wife Edna
of Bowling Green; sisters Flora
Ann Sanchez and husband Bo,
and Cynthia Nancy Rangel, all
of Wauchula; and grandchildren
David Jr., Jonathan, Isaac and
Visitation is tomorrow (Fri-
day) from 10 to 11 a.m. in the
chapel of First Baptist Church
of Wauchula, where services
will be 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Alan Permenter officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

Lois Marie Conley Ledger,
81, of Wauchula, died Wednes-
day, Dec. 15, 2010, at Rest-
haven with Good Shepherd
Hospice at her side.
Born March 8, 1928 in
Hardee County, she was a wait-
ress at Dasher's Drug Store
back in the '40s. She was a
She was preceded in death by
husbands Kenny Ledger and
Virl Coker; parents Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Conley; brothers
Clyde Conley, Charles Conley
and Keith Conley; and great-
granddaughter Auslinn Hickey.
Survivors include son Randy
Coker and wife Betty of Atlan-
tic City, N.J.; daughters Gay
Coker Hickey and husband
Richard of Dunnellon. and
Leslie M. Ledger of Homo-
sassa; eight grandchildren; one
great-grandson; two sisters,
Anna Smith and husband
Walter of Bowling Green, and
Oneita Revell and husband F. L.
of Wauchula; and one brother
Preston J. Conley and wife
Naomi of New Port Richey.
Visitation was Friday, Dec.
17 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
Robarts Garden Chapel, where
services were held at 11 a.m.
with Pastor Robert Murphy and
the Rev. Albert Blum officiat-
ing. Interment followed in
Fountain Memorial Park in
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

Jimmy L. Gibson, 65, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, Dec. 15, 2010, at Hope
Hospice in Lehigh Acres.
Born on Oct. 29, 1945, at
Jericho, Tenn., he lived in
Hardee County most of his
life. He served in the U .S.
Army, and was a carpenter.
Survivors include his son
Jamie G. Gibson and wife
Kelly of Virginia; daughter
Sabrena VanSickle and hus-
band Paul of Wauchula;
brother Carl Gibson of Sara-
sota; sister Patsy Shelton and
husband Wayne of Blounts-
town; and grandchildren

Timothy Frank Izzo, 53, of
St. Johnsville,, N.Y., died on
Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Lake
Born June 17, 1957, at
Gloversville, N.Y., he was a
press operator for Pro Leather
and a Catholic.
He was preceded in death by
his father Robert Izzo.
Survivors include his mother,
Florence Izzo of Bowling
Green; fiance Kimberly Gal-
lup of St. Johnsville, N.Y.; and.
brothers Michael Izzo of
Chesapeake, Va., and Richard
Izzo of Martinsburg, W.Va.
No services are planned.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

Mary Katherine Saldivar, 60,
of Wauchula, died on Saturday,
Dec. 18, 2010, at Hope Hospice
in Sebring.
Born on Aug. 10, 1950, at
New Albany, Miss., she came to
Hardee County over 40 years
ago. She was a supervisor and
human services worker at G.
Pierce Wood Hospital. She
attended the First United Meth-
odist.Church of Sebring.
She was preceded in death by
a brother, Jerry Todd; and sister
Carolyn Stinson.
Survivors include one dau-
ghter, Tammy Chaundy of
Sebring; three sons, Ramon
Romero III and Johnny Sal-
divar, both of Bowling Green,
and Christopher Saldivar of
Wauchula; three brothers Ricky
Todd of Bartow, Johnny Todd
of Bowling Green and Wayne
Todd; nine grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel. Services were Tuesday
at 11 a.m. at the funeral home
with the Rev. A. C. Bryant offi-
ciating. Interment followed in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

He who cannot forgive oth-
ers destroys the bridge
over which he himself
must pass.
-George Herbert

The brighter you are, the
more you have to learn.
-Don Herold

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Manuel Rangel Jr., 49, of
Wauchula, died on Saturday,
Dec. 18, 2010, at home.
Born on April 16, 1961, at
Greeley, Colo., he lived in
Hardee County most of his
life. He was a truck driver and
member of Florida's First
Assembly of God.
IHe was preceded in death
by his grandparents, Manuel
and Maria Rodriguez, and
Anastacio and Maria Rangel.
Survivors include his wife,
Debra Rangel, of Wauchula;
parents Manuel Sr. and Paula
Rangel of Wauchula; sons,
Manuel Rangel III, Anthony
David Rangel and Andrew
Nathaniel Rangel, all of
Wauchula; daughter Stefanie
LeAnn Cunningham and hus-
band David of Enid, Okla.;
brother Michael Rangel and
wife Edna of Bowling Green;
sisters Flora Ann Sanchez and
husband Bo, and Cynthia
Nancy Rangel, all of Wau-
chula; and grandchildren
David Jr., Jonathan, Isaac and
Visitation is tomorrow

June A. Fitzpatrick, 82, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
Dec. 19, at home.
Born Sept. 30, 1928, at
Abingdon, Ill., she was the only
child of Souvie and Bessie
Bryan Harland. She moved to
Wauchula in 1972 and was
employed by the Hardee
County School System until
retirement in 1990. She was a
member of First Christian
Survivors include her son,
Bryan E. Fitzpatrick of Panama
City; and three daughters,
Sheila Ferrell of Hot Springs,
Ark., and Caroline Ellis and
Erin Fitzpatrick, both of Wau-
Visitation was Wednesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services are today
(Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. at
First Christian Church. Inter-
ment will follow at Wauchula
Robarts Family
Funeral Home

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June A. Fitzpatrick, 82, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
Dee. 19, 2010, at her home.
She was born on Sept. 30,
1928, at Abingdon, Ill., the
only child of Souvie and
Bessie Bryan Harland. She
graduated with a bachelor's
degree in physical education
in 1949 from Western Illinois
University in MaComb, Ill1.
On July 24, 1954, she married
Clayton James Fitzpatrick,
and got her master's degree in
1969. In 1972, she and her
family moved to Wauchula,
where she has lived in the
same home for 38 years. She
retired from the Hardee
County School System in
1990. June was a faithful
member of First Christian
Her passion was genealo-
gy, and she was a member of
the Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution Patriots Chap-
ter, Daughters of Union Ve-
terans of the Civil War 1861-
1865, and Daughters of the
War of 1812. She was an avid
duplicate bridge player and
was a member of the Sebring
and Winter Haven Bridge
Clubs. She was an excellent
cook and baker, writing her
own cookbook in 2008. June
loved painting and was quite
the artist. Her love of travel
took her to 49 states. Being a
Chicago Bears fan and a die-
hard Chicago Cubs fan, she
would have loved to see the
Cubs win a World Series.
She is survived by her four
children, Bryan E. Fitzpatrick
of Panama City, Sheila Ferrell
of Hot Springs, Ark., Caroline
Ellis of Wauchula and Erin
Fitzpatrick of Wauchula.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Dec. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel.
Funeral services are today
(Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. at
First Christian Church. Inter-
ment follows in Wauchula

529 W. Main Street

Provided as a courtesy of
Robarts Family Funeral Home

Hospice Seeks
More Volunteers
Do you like the way voluh-
teering makes you feel, but
don't believe you have thb
training or experience to
really help? Good Shepard
Hospice wants volunteers at
all levels, from providing
companionship for a hospice
patient to supplying office
Interested individuals can
attend a free 90-minute ses-
sion Jan. 11 in Wauchula. All
training, is free and volun-
teers do not need prior expe-
rience. Call 551-3943. for
details and to register.

Holiday Changes
Garbage Pickup
Due to Christmas and New
Year's holidays, the county
landfill will, be closed tomor-
row (Friday) and Saturday
and also next Friday and
Saturday. Hardee Disposal
customers will have routes
as usual, except those in the
town of Zolfo Springs, which
will have collection on Fri-
days, Dec. 24 and 31, in-
stead of the usual Saturday
In Bowling Green, there
will be double routes today
(Thursday) and next Thurs-
day, with no collection this
Friday, Monday, Dec. 27 or
Friday, Dec. 31. In Wau-
chula, there will be no Friday
pickups, but double routes
will be run on Monday, Dec.
27 and Monday, Jan. 3.

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Mary Katherine Saldivar,
60, of Wauchula, died on Sat-
urday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Hope
Hospice in Sebring.
Born on Aug. 10, 1950, at
New Albany, Miss., she came
to Hardee County over 40
years ago. She was a supervi-
sor and human services work-
er at G. Pierce Wood Hospital.
She attended the First United
Methodist Church of Sebring.
She'was preceded in death
by a brother, Jerry Todd; and
sister Carolyn Stinson.
Survivors include one
daughter, Tammy Chaundy of
Sebring; three sons, Ramon
Romero III and Johnny
Saldivar, both of Bowling
Green, and Christopher Sal-
divar of Wauchula; three
brothers Ricky Todd of
Bartow, Johnny Todd of
Bowling Green and Wayne
Todd; nine grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services were
Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the
funeral home with the Rev. A.
C. Bryant officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Bowling
Green Cemetery.

529 W. Main Street

Provided as a courtesy of
Robarts Family Funoral Home

Jean Albritton Rawson, 66,
of Pearl River, La., died on
Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.
She was born Dec. 17,
1943 and attended the Charter
Oak Baptist Church in Chart-
er Oak Community, La. She
was a previous resident of
Hardee County.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Vivian and
Noah Richardson; and broth-
er Donald Albritton.
Survivors include her hus-
band Bill Rawson of Pearl
River, La.; and daughter Tam-
my J. Cobb; two sons Joseph
E. Cobb, and Richard L.
Cobb and wife Pam; three
stepsons, Robert Rawson,
Ronald Rawson and Bill
Rawson Jr.; eight grandchil-
dren Charity Gordon, Christal
Cobb, Joe Cobb, Jacob Cobb,
John Cobb, Krissy Cobb,
Kyle Cobb and Tyler Cobb;
three step-grandchildren Kyle
Rawson, Collin Rawson and
Ella Rawson; and seven
great-grandchildren, all of
Wauchula; and her beloved
pet Rusty.
A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. on Monday,
Jan. 17, 2011, at New Vision
Worship Center in Zolfo
Springs, with Pastor Rod
Cannon officiating. A private
family burial will follow at
Eden Cemetery in Frostproof.
Williams Funeral Home
Pearl River, La.


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Heath VanSickle and wife
Miranda, Brandi Harvey and
husband George, Kaci Benton
and husband D.J., Andy and
Christopher; and 10 great-
No services are scheduled.

529 W. Main Street

Provided as a courtesy of
Robarts Family Funeral Home

(Friday) from 10 to 11 a.m. in
the chapel of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, where
services will be 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Alan Permenter offi-

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INutrition Wise

Well, I guess the biggest news is the re-districting going on in
high school sports.
.The Florida High School Athletic Association announced
changes in football, and then followed it up with baseball, softball,
basketball, volleyball and soccer. Changes are for the fall of 2011
and for two years. See the related article in this issue.
The next biggest news last week were basketball's domination
over Sebring. The boys and girls varsities and boys junior high all
downed Sebring last week, perhaps the first time this has ever been
done. Either the boys, the girls, or the junior high has taken a game
from Sebring over the years, but for three Hardee teams to do it in
the same week is unheard of. See the stories in individual articles
elsewhere in this issue.
Hardee boys basketball is at 4-2 and the girls are 5-4 going into
the holiday break. Neither is playing in a holiday tournament, pre-
ferring the rest and practices.
Boys and girls soccer is doing well, and ended the first season
with a holiday tournament at Mariner High School over the week.-
end. It's a short season when they come back before going into the
district competition.
Girls weightlifting won its only fall match, but will have sever-
al in January, working up to the sectional qualifying and sectionals
late in the month.
Soph Kayla Knight continues with her softball travel team, the
Tropic Wave, which has qualified for the ISF (International
Softball Federation) Junior World Cup being held in Plant City
after Christmas, facing teams from all over the U.S. as well as
Puerto Rico, Brazil, Phillipines, Bahamas, Russia, Canada, Korea
and China. There's a couple of other key tournaments for Kayla
and her team the balance of December and early January. She will
be free to participate for Hardee in spring softball, which is begin-
ning to gear up with conditioning now.
In boxing, Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry's fight on Dec. 10 was
cancelled at the last minute. Jenna "Cowgirl" Shiver had a hard-
fought unanimous decision in her battle against Nydia Feliciano in
a six-rounder. Daniel Lozano is taking a well-earned rest in his
young pro career, where he already has a 7-0 record.
In youth sports, signups for spring softball and baseball has
been under way, so uniforms can be ordered, coaches scheduled,
etc. All the teams will play the same season now, starting Monday
Feb. 28. The baseball teams (t-ball, minors, majors, seniors) will
play on the four new fields at the Hardee Complex at Hardee Park
behind the Agri-Civic Center off Doyle Carlton Road by the
Armory. The girls will play at the George Heine and Farr fields off
South Florida Avenue.
Information from school and community events is always wel-
come. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news.heraldad- with news for this bi-weekly column.
The sports news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for events
which happen over the weekend. Those are due by Monday before

Q: If I drink orange juice
with extra pulp, does that
mean I'm getting the fiber?
A: You may be getting a little
bit of fiber, but it doesn't add up
to the amount of fiber in even
one-sixth of an orange. For all
the orange juice products I
checked, choosing the type with
fiber doesn't add any additional
nutrients either. So when you
drink juice, choose whichever
form of juice you most enjoy,
and remember to include solid
fruit (fresh, frozen, canned with
little or no sugar or dried) for
most of the three or four serv-
ings of fruit recommended for
adults each day.
Q: I've noticed chicory root

fiber listed in several foods I
thought were high in fiber
from basic whole grains or
fruit. Does this form of fiber
have the same health benefits
or is it a trick?
A: Chicory root is the most
common source of a substance
called inulin, and it is now
added to a wide variety of bars,
cereals and bread, and even
foods which naturally provide
no fiber, such as yogurt, ice
cream, cottage cheese, juice and
chocolate bars. It is listed on
labels as contributing to total
fiber intake because, like all
fiber, inulin passes undigested
to our colon. Different types of
fiber vary widely in their
effects. Foods providing inulin


Bowling Green Elementary School fourth grader Roman
Almaguer earned a special award for becoming the first
member of the BGE Sunshine Reader Club. The club is
comprised of students at Bowling Green Elementary who
read all 15 of the Sunshine State books and take and
pass the Accelerated Reader tests.

from chicory root or Jerusalem
artichokes may not reduce LDL
cholesterol like fiber from oat-
meal and barley, but research
does support a variety of likely
health benefits. Inulin is what is
called a prebiotic, meaning that
it feeds growth of health-pro-
moting bacteria in our gut. It
may also suppress growth of
unhealthy bacteria and produc-
tion of substances within the
. gut that have been linked to
development of colon cancer.
Emerging research suggests it
may also help decrease insulin
resistance and lower blood
triglycerides, possibly by slow-
ing the speed at which the stom-
ach is emptied. First caution: as
with many things, when some is
good, more is not always better.
We don't yet know if there are
health risks with too much
inulin, but too much (from sup-
plements) can lead to uncom-
fortable gas and bloating.
Second caution: lower risk of
cancer and heart disease in
studies with high-fiber diets is
not necessarily due to the fiber
alone, so foods with chicory
root fiber or other sources of
inulin should not be considered
replacements for whole foods
that provide fiber along with a
wide range of nutrients and
Q: I've heard that farro is a
super-nutritious whole grain,
but can't find it in my grocery
store. Does it go by another
A: Farro is also called
emmer. It's an ancient strain of
wheat from the Middle East that
became popular in Italy and is
now gaining popularity
throughout the world. In the
United States, farro is usually
sold in a form called semi-
pearled (sometimes labeled
semiperlato), indicating some
of the bran layer has been
removed to allow faster cook-
ing. Still highly nutritious, it
cooks in 20 to 25 minutes. The
completely whole grain farro
needs to be soaked in water
overnight and then cooked for
30 to 45 minutes. Farro's chewy
texture and hearty, nutty flavor
are traditionally favored for use
in soups and stews, but it can
also be great as a side dish, as a
meatless main dish mixed with
beans or as a change from rice
dishes. Farro's nutritional value
is similar to other wheat grains

like spelt and wheat berries; it's
slightly higher in fiber and pro-
tein than barley and brown rice,
and not quite as high-protein as
quinoa. Unfortunately, it's no
bargain and usually sold only at
specialty stores and over the
Internet for three to four times
the cost of brown rice.. But if-
you want to add variety to
meatless or plant-based meals,
you might divert money for-
merly spent on high-fat meat to
grains like this.

Q: Is there something spe-
cial in dry beans that lowers
cancer risk, or is the goal real-
ly to just eat more fiber?
.A: Dry beans-such as kid-
ney, black, pinto and navy
beans and dry peas and lentils
are more than just sources of
dietary fiber. Beans are concen-
trated in fiber, and foods high in
fiber do probably lower cancer
risk, at least in the colon. But
don't ignore beans and assume
a fiber supplement is "easier."
Dry beans, peas and lentils also
provide resistant starch, which
is converted in our gut to com-
pounds that seem to offer direct
cancer protection to colon cells.
Dry beans are also top sources
of folate, important to produce
and maintain healthy DNA, lfg-
nans, and a variety of antioxi-
dant phytochemicals. Growing
research suggests that regular
consumption of dry beans may
help protect against breast,
colon and prostate cancers, and
potentially others. In one large
study, for example, although
total consumption of a group of,
antioxidant compounds called
flavonols was not linked with
risk of breast cancer, women
who consumed dry beans and
lentils at least twice a week had
nearly 25 percent lower risk of
breast cancer over an eight-year
period than those eating them
less than once a month. An ani-
mal study suggested that bean
consumption could act through
several different pathways to
increase self-destruction of
breast cancer cells and decrease
tumor formation. To add beans
to your diet, consider setting a
goal to eat beans, peas or lentils
for a "meatless Monday" din-
ner. You can find recipes in the
AICR Test Kitchen and in the
New American Plate: Beans
and Whole Grains brochure.

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YMCA Veterans Day Run Winners

Calvin Bates, executive director of the Hardee County
Family YMCA and shown at left above, presented com-
memorative medals to all of the day's winners. Here,
Brandon Beatty is named best overall male in the 5K run
held on Nov. 20. He also was first in the 14-and-under

Emily Smith won the best overall female in the run
through downtown Wauchula, as well as first place in the
15-19 girls division.

Mariano Zepeda placed first in the 15-19 men's division.
Kevin Borjas (not pictured) was first.

Luis Victor (right) was first and Kevin Rickett second in the 30-39 men's division.

Juanita jacquez (left) was first,
third in 60-69 women's division.



Manyela Jacquez (middle) and Maria Merta Trevino

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Sandy Meeks (right) placed first and Shannon Beattie second in the women's 30-39

Wesley Mercer (right) was first and Roy Jacquez second in the 50-59 men's division.

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Cliff Ables was first in the 60-69 men's division.

Wildlife View
By Rodney Barreto
Fish & Wildlife Commission Chairman

Winter is now here, and for many Florida saltwater fishing
enthusiasts, the frosty breezes trigger chilling memories of last
January's severe cold snap that stunned both fish and anglers alike.
That's when the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission fielded hundreds of reports from anglers, fishing
guides and the general public that they were seeing thousands of
dead snook, which presumably were killed by the unusually cold
weather and low water temperatures.
These reports came from areas where most common snook
live along Florida's Atlantic and Gulf coasts; they involved a wide
range of snook sizes, including small fish and large spawners.
Consequently, the FWC issued a series of executive orders begin-
ning last January that temporarily extended closed harvest seasons
for snook statewide until mid-September.
The FWC took these proactive, precautionary measures to pro-
tect surviving snook during their spring reproductive season and to
give FWC biologists time to evaluate the extent of the damage
caused by the prolonged cold weather.
In early September, FWC staff presented a report to the mem-
bers of the commission and the public on the status of Florida's
snook population. This report suggested that snook on Florida's
Atlantic coast were less severely impacted by the extensive cold
weather than Gulf coast snook.
Based on this information and the public comments received,
the FWC decided to reopen snook harvest season this fall in
Atlantic waters while maintaining a catch-and-release-only snook
fishery in Florida's Gulf waters.
Snook have been strictly regulated in Florida for more than 50
years, and the FWC's current management approach for this pre-
mier game fish includes-summer and winter closed harvest seasons,
a one-fish bag limit during open seasons, restrictive slot-size lim-
its, and a prohibition on the sale of snook.
We believe these measures helped ensure that snook numbers
were abundant enough before last winter's freeze to enable the
fishery to rebound and continue to grow in spite of the cold-weath-
er impacts.
That's why the FWC decided to allow the harvest of snook this
fall in Florida's Atlantic coastal and inland waters, including Lake
Okeechobee and the Kissimmec River, until the regular winter sea-
son closure on Dec. 15. We believe this limited open season had lit-

tie effect on snook populations in these areas. It also allowed us to
collect valuable information on the adult snook population through
normal harvest sampling.
As a further precautionary measure, the FWC decided to
extend snook harvest closures statewide into next year. The harvest
of Atlantic snook closed on Wednesday of last week and will
remain closed until next September to protect snook populations
this coming winter and during next spring and summer's spawning
The current prohibition of snook harvest in all of Florida's
Gulf, Everglades National Park and Monroe County state and fed-
eral waters will remain in effect until next September for the same
1 want to emphasize that anglers may still catch and release
snook during the snook harvest closures, and we ask everyone to
handle and release these fish carefully to help ensure their survival
upon release.
We hope to have a more typical, milder winter this season,
which we usually enjoy here in Florida. Whatever happens, our
experienced FWC research and management team will continue to
carefully monitor our snook populations, and we will do whatever
is necessary to maintain abundant snook stocks for anglers to enjoy
in the future.
The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all
disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as dis-
-Harold Nicolson
Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is
rich he is necessarily smart. There is-ample proof to the


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Linda Arredondo was first in 50-59 women's group.

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The U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Postal Service teamed up locally for their annual
toy drive, held on Saturday, Dec. 4, this year. All the toys were collected in Hardee
County and will stay in Hardee County, as they will be given to local children who are
needy. Shown above (from left) are volunteers Kelly Meeks, Gracie Trevino, Glenda
Bolin, Penny Smith, Trent Page, Judith George, Esther Castillo and Whitney Lackey.
"We have enough toys for 230 families," says George, director of the Hardee Help


State Legislators Meet With

Local Officials, Agencies

Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Countians got a
chance to make requests of state
leaders on Friday at the annual
legislative delegation meeting,
and this time found a familiar
face listening to their pleas.
State Rep. Ben Albritton, in
his first session in his new role,
received a lot of praise and high
hopes from those in attendance
for being the first representative
from Hardee County in more
than 50 years.
Also at the meeting was
Larry Ford, representing State
Sen. J.D. Alexander, who did
not attend.
"We can see the Hardee
County blood runs all the way
through you," County Commis-
sion Chairman Terry Atchley
said to Albritton.
Albritton said he is only one
vote out of 120 in the State
House, ,but he will do whatever
he can to help.
"I appreciate the high hopes
that you have," he said. "Just
promise me patience and plenty
of interaction."
The main topic of discussion
during the one-hour meeting
was the four-laning project for
U.S. 17, which Hardee County
has wanted for decades.

Atchley asked Albritton and
Alexander to continue support
of the plan and to make sure it
stays in the current five-year
Transportation is an area in
need throughout the county,
according to Atchley.
He said the Small County
Road Assistant Program
(SCRAP) and the Small County
Outreach Program (SCOP) are
very important to this county
and others its size when paving
roads. "There are many, many
miles of roads in -this county
that are going to need assis-
tance," he said.
Atchley said other grants
available to small or economi-
cally distressed counties are
also very important.
He said additional grant dol-
lars are needed to fix the nitrate
problem in Wauchula Hills and
to continue renovations of the
courthouse, which was built in
Yvonne Kimball, represent-
ing the city of Bowling Green,
asked the state not to pass any
unfunded mandates that put
small cities in a hard place.
Schools Superintendent Dav-
id Durastanti informed them of
some of the problems with the
school system. "We are not ask-

ing for any money, but if you
could plug any leaks it would
help," he said.
He also talked about his dis-
pleasure with the Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test,
which he called a disaster. "We
used to have the norm reference
test that did the same thing, and
it is cheaper and better," Dura-
stanti said.
Mary Jo Plews with the
Healthy Start Coalition said
Hardee County is probably
once again going to be number
one in the state for teen preg-
She said providing care for
mothers and young children is
extremely important. "Don't
balance the budget on the backs
of babies," she said.
Sylvia Parker from the
American Cancer Society said
it has 290,000 volunteers in the
state. She said detecting cancer
early is the key to survival, and
asked for continued support for
tobacco prevention in schools.
Mel Williams, with Tri-
County Addictions, said there
are a lot of people suffering
from substance abuse. "There is
a great need for substance abuse
and mental health counseling in
Hardee County," he said.

Ben Albritton listened to the requests and concerns of the people of Hardee County
for the first time as a state representative. Pictured (from left) are Kevin Cleary, leg-
islative assistant to Albritton; Albritton; and Larry Ford, legislative assistant to State
Sen. J.D. Alexander.

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Graham, Destiny Swygard and Rebecca Riveria. Graham received the Blue Cross Blue
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SFCC. Swygard and Riveria both are Take Stock in Children recipients and are pursu-
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Teacher Jan Brutus of Hardee Senior High School has been providing a Thanksgiving
"life lesson" for her Life Skills classes since 2001. The students must decide on a meal
budget, plan the menu accordingly, go grocery shopping, invite guests and then serve
and host the event. It was a two-day occasion, held Nov. 17-18, with about 15 partici-
pants each day. Showing their support for the program, the administration attended the
dinner as well. Above, students are waiting to serve the dinner. Below, Dr. Michele Polk,
principal, talks with students. The event was a final project for the kids to show their
understanding of planning and organizing.

Bowling Green Elementary School students were delighted last Friday by the arrival of
Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and two of the elves straight from the North Pole! Students
were also entertained by John Storms of the "World of Reptiles." Mosaic South Fort
Meade Mine, the school's business partner, sent Santa and his troop to the school to
wish everyone a very merry Christmas. Don Adams and KIm Wilkinson were the able
assistants, while Cheryl Grieves and Gary Cofer were the popular pair.
If girls and boys grow up in an atmosphere of frankness and fair play and considera-
tion for others, and with a sense of responsibility toward their own families and com-
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,awareness to students and
adults about the causes,
prevention, and treatment
of diabetes. Each day dur-
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ments, different students
would read informational
pieces about diabetes.
Students were Invited to
participate in an essay
contest based upon
research and Interviews
with people they knew who
were coping with the dis-

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Sandy Stambaugh and I got together,
and I interviewed her on her life.
During the interview I learned a lot of
interesting things about her.
Sandy was born Aug. 18, 1942, in
Buffalo, New York. She grew up in a
family of six girls (including her and
her mother)
and one
man, her
father. She
was the
youngest out of all her siblings. Her
four sisters were named Virginia, Mary,
Barbara and Carol. Her mother's name
was Matte Lou Watson and her father's
name was Albert Watson. She said that
she absolutely loved her family. "They
were so fun, loyal, and had tons of
imagination. I was always happy to be
around them."
Sandy attended school at Sheridan
Parkside Elementary. She said she had
many friends and was considered popu-
lar to most of her peers. All her friends
were always full of fun and constantly
wanted to come over to her house to
play or stay the night.
Sandy's school was like any other
school filled with children in grades
kindergarten to fifth. Unlike now, with
all the fancy cars and school buses, all
of the kids had to walk to school.
Living in Buffalo, the weather
became cold frequently, but that didn't
stop Sandy from playing outside.
"Playing outside was one of my favorite
things to do, especially in the cold!"
When Sandy was about 6 or 7 years
of age, she would always go ice skating
and bobsledding. During the summer
she would sell lemonade and tread

though creeks to find golf balls to sell
to any golfer she encountered. When
she was about 12 or 13, she would
babysit kids from her church or just
around the neighborhood, three nights
per week, for 35 cents an hour!
On the weekends, Sandy and her
friends would get together and go to the
Sandy, just like any teen, had chores.
She had to wash the dishes, make
everyone's bed, and help her older sis-
ters with anything they needed. If she
didn't do her chores, she had a terrible
punishment of not being able to go out-
side and play!
One of Sandy's favorite things to do
was baking. "I always loved to be in the
kitchen with my mother baking. It was
some of our best times together," Sandy
Sandy started high school when she
was 13 years old. She told me that her
favorite subject in high school was
English. She said, "It was always so
easy for me. I've had a huge imagina-
tion my whole life. When I was
younger, I thought that I would grow up
to be an author."
Sandy didn't do too many extracur-
ricular things because she had to help
her mother at home, but she did do
shorthand. Shorthand is when a teacher
dictates a letter and you write it out in
brief form. She was the highest girl at
shorthand her senior year. Sandy was
also on the Business Committee and the
Yearbook Staff.
Sandy and her family were very ded-
icated to their church. They attended
every Sunday morning service and
every Wednesday night service. Their
church was very small, used absolutely
no instruments, and was very strict.

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Their church did not believe in
Christmas being Jesus' birthday or
Easter being His resurrection day. They
always tried to keep the boys and girls
separated. "When I went to church
camp, they put the boys on one side and
the girls on the other!
"Things were totally different when I
was your age, compared to how they
are now," she said. "There was so much
more respect for parents and adults
when I was a teenager.
"We didn't have half the stuff people
have now, and the stuff that we did
have, we had to work for. It wasn't just
given to us! Teenagers waited to start
dating and when we did date, we went
in groups. We had to be 17 just to get
our learner's permit, and 18 for our dri-
ver's license.
"We didn't wear the types of things
kids wear now. Nobody wore short-
shorts, or shirts that showed our stom-
achs. We didn't wear bikini bathing
suits, and we definitely didn't start
wearing makeup or getting our bodies
pierced as early as people start now. We

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also tried harder in school. We didn't
get as many 'second' chances as people
get now, so we tried our hardest to get
good grades all throughout school."
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Schedule Of Weekly Services--

E. Broward SL (SPANISH)
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m. 615 Rainey Blvd.
Sunday Service.....:................6:00 p.m. 257395 .
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m. Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 1:00 a.m.

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 Ist & 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.

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

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

Bowling Green
S. Hlwy. 17 375-2253

Bible Study ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ........u10:452.: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 ................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 ................11:00 a.m:
Sunday Evening ..............6...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............m6:00p.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.
Martcs Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

210 E. Broward St. 375-4681
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............I '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 ...... 700 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ........7:00 p.m.
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m. ,
TH.E. Meeting Tuesday ..:.7:00

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.' Murray Road off Hwy. 17
Domingos Escuela Dom. ..-....9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion II 00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion 5 00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico 6 30 p.m.
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service::...............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Leaming ..6:30 p.m.

513 W. Orange St.
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.,

128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........1.....1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Evening Worship. ........7:00 p.m.
Kidz Club.....................7:00 p.m.


4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....... ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

5076 LilyChuch Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ..... ........... 10:00 a.m.
Mortq Worislp .............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
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
English Service..................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service .:.. 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ............;.;...7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:00 p.m.

322 Hanchey Rd.
Sunday Morning Service II 00 a m
Sunday Evening Service 00 p m
Wednesday Youth Service 530 pm
Childcare provided at all services

. 529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
Celebration Service.............. 10:30 a.m.
S ed, Wdnesdla Eriniig Cell Gioups
Adult Cell Group ...............7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ...................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
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6885 Slate Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School ..........9:45 a.m
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
B 773-9678
Bible Study 10 00 a.m.
Worship Service 11 00 a.m.
Wednesday. .........................700 p.m.
Will Duke Roald
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.
Miien' Ltrderliip & Training Class -
'nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Blvd.
630 Hanchey Rd. 773.3532
Sacrament Meeting 9 00 a.m.
Sunday School 1000a.m.
Priesthood II 00 a.m.

Sunday Morning Worship....I 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.,

Sunday Evening Service ........ uU p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

807 S. 8th Ave.
Domingos Escuela
Dominica..................1......0:00 a.m.
Servicio ............................... 14:00 a.m n
Lunes Oracion ............ ...... 6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ................7:00 p.m.

318 W. Main St..
Manres Oracion .7....................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. Oath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................0:00 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
Sunday School ...... ........... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ................10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

Sr. Adult Bible Study ..........10:00 a.m.
Church Orchestra............. 5:00 p.m.
I'outh Ministry ................. 6:00 p.m.
Children's Ministry ............ 6:00 p.m..
Legacy of Faith/Mid-Week
Worship .......................... 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal ........ 7:00 p.m.

1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243

Generations Cafe Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins.. 10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast....... .............10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ..........10:45 a.m.
Worship Service. ................10:45 a.m.
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
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 ...................... :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
Early Morning Worship ........8:30 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Late Morning Worship ........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult Children & Youth

511 W. Palmetto
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 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 a.m.
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
W orship .............................. '.. 10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.


H oly D ays .........................................

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) .................. 1:00 a.m.
(Creole)...................... :00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

501 N. 90 Ave.
Martes ............... .7: 30 p.m..
Jueves ................ .7:30 p.m.
Domingo ............. .10:30 p.m.
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ............................ 6:00 p.m.
Miercoles................................7:00 p.m.,

Old Bradenton Road

155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service..................10:00 a.m.
Thursday Evening................7:30 p.m.

Sunday Service....................2:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.

Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening.................... 6:00 p.m.

3102 Heard Bridge Road
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .... ............ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service.... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities (All Ages)
............. 7:00 p.m .

117 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday Service .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m...'
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services

10 Martin Luther King Ave.
Morn. Worship .... ....(....... st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......1........1I: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 ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 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 .. .......... 11:00 am.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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

1321 3.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ I11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.'

1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............I11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ...................6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday ................. ................9:00 a.m .

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

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 Bible Study .............. 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.

Sunday School ..... .........10:00 am.
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 ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:30 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 & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ....... ............. 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ...............:.. 11:00 a.m.
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200 :
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11:00 a.m.;
Training Union ......................5:00 p.m .j
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.)

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be called the Son of God...the Prince of Peace. Jesus would
bring a message of forgiveness and love; His life and teach-
ings would change the world. As you worship this Christmas
season, may the words of the angel of the Lord ring in your
heart: "I bring you good news of great joy that will be for
all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been
born to you; he is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:10-11)

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

64 E. &, School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
'Morning Worship .............1... 0:00 a.m.
Children's Church.............. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m:

Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................0:00 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 ..................1... 0:30 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 Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Movie Night .................... 7:00 p.m.
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ................. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship................I...I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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December 23, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 3B

Hoop Girls Handle Sebring 37-28

Of The Herald-Advocate
It was a different story this
In the prior meeting between
these teams, Hardee led most of
the way, but lost two starters to
injury and to fouls, succumbing
at*the end to lose 48-40. This
time the Hardee Lady Wildcats
took an early lead and wouldn't
give it up, winning 37-28
against the Sebring Lady Blue
It was Hardee's only game of
the week and the finale before
the holiday break. The second
season starts on Jan. 4 with a
varsity-only trip to Avon Park
to play Walker Academy. Then,
there are home district games a-
gainst Sarasota Cardinal Moon-
ey (varsity only) and Bradenton
Southeast (varsity only).
The current District 3A-11 of
Sarasota Booker, Mooney,
Southeast, DeSoto and Hardee
will make a significant change
next season, when re-districting
announced this week, puts
Hardee in a new Class 5A-
Region3, District 10, along with
Auburndale, Lake Wales and
Lakeland Teneroc. Sebring
moves to 6A-9, with Kathleen,
Lake Gibson and Winter Haven.
DeSoto moves to 4A-10 with
Avon Park, Frostproof, Lake
Placid, McKeel Academy and
Mulberry. Fort Meade will be in
3A-7 with Lakeland Christian,
Kissimmee New Dimensions
and Lakeland Santa Fe.
But, there's this season to fin-
ish. And, the Lady 'Cats did it
in fine fashion with last Thurs-
day's win over Sebring. "I'm
thrilled. They've been loaded
and it's good to break the
drought against them. We've
been working hard on ball han-
dling and defense. We generally
played man-to-man defense,
but switched to zone after time

Greetings from Fort Green!
This weather is something.
Don't you remember back in
November the weather com-
mentators on the television
were saying this La Nind"iwas
going to be a mild winter? Last
week, the same announcer said
not sure about the La Nina, it
could be mild or cold. All of us
old timers could have told them
this was the biggest acorn crop
we have seen in a long time.
When you have lots of acorns, it
is cold. The same way when the
animals have thick hair. Just
have to look around and see
what the good Lord is doing to
provide for the wild and outside
animals! It got down to 24
degrees on our new Taylor
grove thermometer. I don't
know how long it stayed there
as after we turn on the water, I
say a prayer asking the Lord for
protection and help and I go to
I saw Peggy Cooper last Fri-
day afternoon. She was placing
Christmas flowers on her son
and husband's graves. I told her
we had June 4 on the church
calendar to use the fellowship
hall for the Cooper reunion. She
would help get the word out to
her family and save that date!
If there is anyone in Hardee
County still thinking about a
regional landfill, after the infor-
mation on television about the
liner in Lithia/Balm landfill rip-
ping, they should certainly
change their minds.
Sherman had a good last
Saturday. His daughter and
family and his son and family
from Okeechobee, and his
mother, Mrs. Mildred, Donna
and Jordan Chancey and sister,
Gwen along with my daughter
and family had dinner with us. I
don't know who was the proud-
est Mrs. Mildred or Sherman.
Mrs. Mildred was very happy to
see so many of her grandchil-
dren, great grandchildren and
great, great grandchildren! It
was five generations.
They were supposed to re-
'move the respirator from Dawn
Watson last Monday. By the
time the paper is printed, we
will know if it was successful. I
hope. everyone continued to
pray for her. Rev. Eddie Ken-
nedy is going home to Fort
Green at least for Christmas. I
don't know if he will remain
there or have to return to the

outs to kind of confuse them.
The game got so close that I
was only able to play the first
six," said Head Coach Don
Hardee broke out early.
Sebring won the tip-off but was
unable to convert. Elvira Servin
came down the court and
promptly hit the first of her
shots for the evening. Shortly,
Ashley Louis hit another and
Hardee had a 4-0 lead.
After Sebring got a shot in,
Louis canned a trey. Hardee led
7-2, which Sebring's Shannon
Williams immediately changed
with a backdoor layup.
It was nearly two full minutes
before Hardee broke the defen-
sive stalemate with another
Louis shot. Hardee was moving
the ball well against the Sebring
zone defense. LaCresha Carlton
got one-of-two.
It was another series of steals
and turnovers. At the one-
minute mark, the ball went in to
Louis for the shot. Servin hit
another at the 30-second mark.
At the end of the first period,
Hardee led 14-4.
Hardee continued to outpace
Sebring in the second stanza,
with Sebring gradually getting
better at penetration and com-
ing off screens to offset the
Hardee man-to-man defense.
By halftime, Hardee's lead with
a point better, leading 22-11.
The second half started very
slowly, with both teams using
dominating defense and shots
rimming out. It was the 3:15
mark, nearly five minutes into
the quarter, before a defensive
rebound and long throw to
Louis netted two points, plus a
free throw, to up Hardee's lead
to 25-11. Thirty seconds later,
Louis picked up a loose ball and
went all the way to make it 27-

nursing home, but continue to
pray for him.
Louise Durrance called me
last Sunday afternoon, to late
for last week's edition to tell me
how pretty the College Hill
schoolhouse looked. She want-
ed everyone to drive by and see
it. One of the neighbors had
decorated it and everyone in the
community really appreciates
their work. Fort Green used to
have a community school but it
went the way so many did.
College Hill is to be commend-
ed for maintaining there's and
using it for neighborhood meet-
ings, etc. Louise said her new
pace maker is'doing well and
she feels better.
Fort Green had a good Chri-
stmas service on the 19th. The
choir sang many specials and
Dustyn and Brianna Waters
sang a song, And the Angels
Cried. Brianna has so much
poise and always does a terrific
job as does Dustyn, but since he
is older, we just expect it!
Sunday night the youth really
did a good job. They put on a
different type of Christmas pro-
gram. Quite often they have the
traditional birth of Jesus and the
manger scene with the shep-
herds, etc. This year it was
Operation Christmas and re-
quired lots of work and prac-
tice. There were special singers,
dancers and recitation. Carol
Brown directed the program.
Carol always does a good job
working with the youth.
Faye Davis had a good crowd
of young people out last Satur-
day. They made Christmas gifts
for an important adult in their
Beth Sasser was able to come
to church, but her walking is
slow but she is getting there!
Hopefully she will be much bet-
ter by the time school starts
again. Johnny Summerville was
able to attend church Sunday
morning. He has been in the
Tampa General Hospital.
We were all glad to see Randi
Sasser. Lots of college students
are home for the holidays.
Men, don't forget to get your
chili ingredients so you can
enter the chili cook off on Dec.
31. It was told last year's win-
ner received a gift certificate to
Please remember to pray for
each other, our country and the

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In the final two minutes of
the quarter, the teams traded
baskets. Sebring's Allie Mann
nailed a trey and Louis hit both
ends of a pair of free throws. At
the end of the third, it was 29-
It was a hectic paced fourth
quarter, with Sebring furiously
trying to make up the deficit.
Sam Jansen hit a shot from the
corner, Williams got another
backdoor deuce. April Wallace
got one shot and added another
and it was a 29-22 game.
Williams went backdoor
again, and it was suddenly a
close game, with Sebring down
by five points 29-24. Hardee
wasn't about to let that go on.
Servin tried for a shot and the
bounced up and settled back
down in the net. First ruled a
three-pointer, it was changed to
a deuce.
Paige Massey blocked a pos-
sible Sebring shot. The ball
went to Servin, who passed to
Carlton for the sure shot. It was
33-24. Over the next minute,
Sebring picked up four points
on a baseline shot by Williams
and a pair of free throws when
she was fouled on the next
attempt. It was 33-28.
At the 1:45 mark, Louis was
double-teamed and passed to an
open Servin, who nailed the
shot to make it 35-28. Both
teams scrambled, forcing turn-
overs and bad shots for the next
minute. Sebring was forced to
foul. Maria Avalos made both
of hers, Carlton missed a one-
on-one. Despite a couple of
time-outs, Sebring was unable
to capitalize and Hardee won
the game 37-28.
Louis topped all scorers with
21 points on a trey, seven
deuces and four free throws.
Williams led Sebring with 13
For Hardee, Servin added 11,
Avalos two and Carlton three.
Defensively, Avalos had 10
rebounds, Louis eight, Servin
five, Robyn Tanksley three and
Massey two. Massey and
Carlton had blocked shots.
Carlton had five steals, Louis
three and each of the others one
apiece. They all shared assists
The Hardee JV started out
even with the Sebring JV, tied at
2-2 and 4-4, before Sebring's
No. 3 took cgp.(rol. By the end
of the lod, it .,as 18-9
and that turned into 42-11 at
halftime as Sebring employed a
full-court press and Hardee had
difficulty moving the ball, or
getting a shot to go in the hole.
The same continued all the
second half. At the three-minute
mark of the final period,
Sebring finally pulled its star
and let up a bit on the press. The
game ended 58-22, with No. 3
getting 29 of the Sebring 58

Carlton Linebacker

Of Year

The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
,partment during the week of
Dec. 13-17. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
Mourer & Mourer Inc., Geor-
gia St., renovations, $10,947.
Michael Garay, Heard Bridge
Road, new construction,
William Handley, Ritchey
Road, new construction,
Travis A. Fulford, Broward
Street, roofing, $3,200.
David Harwood, Golf
Boulevard, renovations,
Mark Burrus, South Sixth
Avenue (U.S. 17), renovations,
Did you know that a permit is
needed for installing a water
heater. An approved combina-
tion temperature and pressure
relief valve discharge pipe shall
be properly installed and main-
tained on water heaters.

Of The Herald-Advocate
Wildcat senior Quinton Carl-
ton led the contingent of Hardee
football players named late last
week to the 2A District 6 All-
District team.
Three other seniors, a pair of
juniors, a sophomore and two
freshmen joined Carlton among
the more than two dozen from
Hardee named to the squad
from DeSoto, Estero, Immoka-
lee and Hardee counties. Har-
dee had the most with nine,
Immokalee had eight and
DeSoto and Estero each five.
The district player of the year
is Antonio Washington, a run-
ning back/linebacker for De-
Soto High. Tshumi Johnson, an
Immokalee Indian quarterback
was named offensive player of
the year. Carlton, a linebacker,
joined them as district defen-
sive player of the year. Jerrod
Ackley of Immokalee, the dis-
trict champion team, was
named district coach of the
In addition to the district
players of the year, there was
one quarterback, two running
backs, four receivers, five
offensive linemen, four defen-
sive linemen, for linebackers,
four defensive back, a kicker
and a punter named to the all-
district team.
Hardee seniors making the
team were; Jarrius Lindsey

grabbed one of the running
back spots, while Herbert Pace
made offensive linemen and
Tre' Anderson a linebacker slot.
Juniors were d-backs Mikey
Retana and Andrew Hooks. The
lone soph was punter Octavio
Making the team as freshmen
were D-linemen Keyon Brown
and James Greene.
Two other Wildcats were
among those receiving honor-
able mention. They were senior
running back Jake Mayer and
junior 0-Lineman Dylan Farr.
The annual senior Central-
South All-Star game was played
last Saturday, but none of the
Wildcats were able to partici-
pate, each having another sport,
a job or an activity which kept
them out of it.

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HJHS Boys Nip Sebring

Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Junior High
School boys divvied games last
week, while the girls suffered
losses of their encounters.
The teams will have a couple
of practices over the holidays
and resume play on Jan. 6 at
Lake Placid. The next home
games are Monday, Jan. 10
against Hill-Gustat.
At Sebring last Monday, the

Hardee boys found themselves
in a tight battle all evening,
clinging to a lead. It was 11-6
after the first quarter, but the
young Blue Streaks cut that to
18-14 by halftime and 27-25 by
the end of the third stanza. A
last second-shot gave Hardee
the 35-34 win.
Calvin McLeod was the work
horse for Hardee, scoring a
dozen of the Wildcat points on a
three-pointer, trio of deuces and

Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, football fans, the bowl season is under way. BYU,
Northern Illinois and Troy have won the first three bowl games of
the season. There are 35 bowl games culminating with the Oregon
versus Auburn showdown for the National Championship.
The coaching carousel is turning fast with several schools get-
ting involved. Mike Leach will get back into the game, replacing
Ralph Freidgen at Maryland. Dana Holgerson will replace Bill
Stewart at West Virginia in 2012 after serving as Offensive
Coordinator in 2011. Pitt turned to Miami of Ohio, The Cradle of
Coaches for their new coach Mike Haywood. Al Golden, who had
been long rumored to replace Joe Paterno at Penn St, took the
Miami job. Of course, the Florida Gators have taken Will
Muschamp to guide UF in 2011.
Now let's look at this Week's Bill 0' Fare . Bowl Week
1. Hawaii Bowl-Dec.. 24 Tulsa versus Hawaii-Look for
lots of offense in this one. How does a team get this bowl? If I were
a player, I would love this trip. Tulsa Coach Todd Graham is a ris-
ing name in the coaching ranks but don't look for a Golden
Hurricane win here against the home team Rainbow Warriors.
Hawaii 43 Tulsa 33.
2. Little Caesars Bowl Dec. 26-Florida International versus
Toledo-The MAC should get another win in the bowl season
here. Toledo 34 FIU 21.
3. Independence, Bowl Dec. 27-Air Force versus Georgia
Tech-If you like the ground game this one is for you. These teams
run it and run it very well. Look for a high scoring game. The
Falcons come in as a 2.5-point favorite. Air Force 35 Georgia Tech
4. Champs Sports Bowl Dec. 28-North Carolina St. versus
West Virginia. The Mountaineers defense is ranked 4th in the
nation. They are outstanding. NC St. has a great QB in Russell
Wilson. He .has thrown for over 3200 yards. WVUs Noel Devine
needs 115 yards to go over 1000. The Mountaineers are 4 point
favorites if the coaching distraction doesn't come into play. Look
for a WVU win over NCST 27-13.
5. Insight Bowl Dec. 28-Iowa versus Missouri-'Missouri
goes for an 11 win season against an Iowa team that disappointed
down the stretch. They get it. Missouri 37 Iowa 24.
6. Military Bowl Dec 29. East Carolina versus Maryland. The
Terps are an 8-point favorite. They will rally for Coach Fridge, who
is gone after this game despite being chosen ACC Coach of the
Year. Maryland 41 ECU 17.
7. Texas Bowl Dec. 29-Illinois versus Baylor. Baylor Bears
take on the Zookers in their home state. Look for a big Baylor win
despite the only 2-point favorite roll. Baylor 38 Illinois 14.
8. Alamo Bowl Dec. 29-Oklahoma St. versus Arizona-The
Cowboys prolific offense should blow away the Wildcats. Dana
Holgerson will take his aerial circus to West Virginia in 2011.
Cowboys will also get win number 11. Oklahoma St. 56 Arizona

three-of-four at the charity
stripe. Blaiaine Molitor added
nine points, Jerry Browdy was
held to just six points, Diante
Leslie added five free throws
and Andrew Valdez added a
hoop. Other Wildcats are.Jordan
Jones, Javon McCall, Ryan
Ramirez, Tyler Smith, Marco
DeLeon, Dustin Smith, Enrique
Delarosa, Jesse Fowler and
Roberto Torres.
At Sebring, the Hardee girls
started out in front 10-4 at the
end of the first quarter, before
Sebring utilized the press and
picked up a dozen points for a
16-13 edge at halftime. It was
24-19 at the end of the third and
the final score was in the
Sebring win column .32-27,
with Christacia Dawkins get-
ting 20 of her team's points.
For Hardee, Makala Faulk
led with a eight points, six from
the foul line. Jakaysha Lindsey
added seven, Tamara St. Fort
six, Honesty Martinez four and
Catherine "Cat" Jackson two
points. Other Lady 'Cats are
Jasmine Thompson, Destiny
Thompson, Florence Lee,
Alexis Santana, Marsela
Ramos, Martha Valadez and
Emily Albritton.
Last Thursday, the junior
high squads went to Arcadia to
play against DeSoto.
Hardee boys lost 32-22.
Browdy had a better game,
scoring 15 of the Wildcat
points, with McLeod three
points, Molitor two and Tyler
Smith and McCall with a free
throw apiece.
The junior Lady 'Cats also
scrambled, with Kacyn Shirley
and Martha Pelke each scoring
a dozen for the Lady Bulldogs
in their 31-23 win over Hardee.
It was close all the way, with
the exception of a poor shooting
second quarter for Hardee.
DeSoto led 6-5 at the end of the
first six-minute session but had
upped that to 13-7 by halftime.
Hardee outscored DeSoto in the
third quarter down 22-17, and
DeSoto bounced back to win
Lindsey topped Hardee with
eight points, Martinez had
seven, St. Fort three, Ramos
and Jackson each two and
Thompson one point.

Space isn't remote at all.
It's only an hour's drive
away if your car could go
straight upwards.
-Fred Hoyle

Merry Christmas and Happy
Hanukkah to everyone. Best
wishes to everyone celebrating
a birthday or anniversary in
December. We hope those with
health issues are on the road to
recovery and will join us in

A great time was had at our
Christmas dance on Dec. 11
with Doin' It Rite. Door prizes
were donated by Jim and Rich-
elle Hommon, Linda Durham,
Ellen and Lloyd Gilson, Pauline
and Hank Dupuis, Don and
Monique Harkin, Ev McNeil
and Gary Breyer, Cindy and
Bill Johnson and Leona Mun-
sie. The lucky winners were
Cede Williams, Marg Flum-
merfelt, Betty Ackermann, Ai-
deen Dufour and Ron Acker-
Tickets are now on sale for
the New Year's Eve Dance with
The Nite Lites. Please get your
tickets as soon as possible.

Anne-Marie Shewan won the
large jackpot on Dec. 10 and
Giselle Tremblay won the small

We want to wish all the holi-
day travelers travel mercies.
Wishing everyone a very Merry
Christmas. Invite those who are
alone, and share your special
day. Remember the elderly.

The pledge was led by John
Vineski and Janet led the prayer
for 176 enjoying coffee and
doughnuts. Dan Yurovich spoke
about the Gideons, with infor-
mation that was very education-
al about where the Bibles came
from in the hotels. They distrib-
ute to 192 countries and in 93
different languages.
Many coupons were given
away and 50/50 was won by
John Posey. The Perkins cookie
basket was won by Louise
Jones. Congrats to the winners!

IHorsesjhes: Thfirst match
for the season was with a win
for them, and played at Good
Life with 18 to 14. New players
for the season are Dee Martin,
Hilda Shepherd and Deroy
Knowlton. Welcome to the
gang! We missed our past club
members. Jack, Calvin and
We appreciate the work and
assistance the maintenance
men, Nick and Jack, did, also to
all who helped with the peg that
was broken on number two pit.
Bowling: High game, Frank
Feeser 181 and high series 452.
Marilyn Achard for the women,
high game 164 high series 439.
Shuffle: Lakeland Central
District Pro Division winners,
for third was Nancy Singleton
and fourth place Bob Hoskins
in consolation. In the Amateur
Division, fourth place was
Rosemary Comeau in consola-

Jack and Linda Schuller have
been married for 12 years.
Between them they have five
children, 11 grandchildren and
one great-grandchild. They
have been in our park for three
years, and two of which they
both have been camp workers.

jackpot. Jean Aubin won the
large jackpot on Dec. 13 and
Pudge Hierlihy won the small

Bill and Diane Burget, Don
and Jeri Plumley and Bruce and
Theresa Woods were the hosts
on Dec. 15. Non-perishable
food was collected for the Love
Barrel. Ron Swearingin led the
U.S. Pledge, I led the Canadian
Pledge and Don Merillat led the
prayer. The 50/50 winners were
Bob and Sharron Noble and two
people on Morning Glory Loop
whose names I did not get.
Men's Golf Dec. 9: Winners
were Dewey Morrison, Loyd
Lankford and Al Johnson.
Mixed Golf Dec. 13: No reg-
ular league today as it was too
cold for some.
Shuffling Dec. 14: Three
game winners were Carol
Jones, Nancy Morrison, Keith
Stephens, Doug Taylor and Pete
Tremblay. Regular shuffling
will resume in January.

By Diane Burget

Coming from Wagon Wheel,
Jack helped move several of the
Wagon Wheel residents to our
In the summer, they worked
at Lakeside Marblehead near
Port Clinton, Ohio, as camp
workers in North County. Jack
is a supervisor of sanitation, and
Linda works in housekeeping.
They both retired in Swanton,
Ohio, (near Toledo) where Jack
worked for 30 years for Jeep
Corp., and Linda worked in
housekeeping at a nursing
When Jack has free time, he
likes to play pool and really
enjoys watching World Wrestl-
ing Entertainment wrestling,
which he calls "a soap opera for
men." Linda's interest is read-

ing, and both work doing odd
jobs for our residents, which
includes cleaning the inside and
outside of units.
They both do such a good
job, and because of Linda's
efforts (as well as other em-
ployees in our housekeeping),
our park has received the Gold
Star rating from "Trailer Life,"
having the cleanest restrooms in
the United States and Canada!
People are so much fun and
are always so friendly that's
why they love this park, and
they both enjoy working for our
managers, Jim and Ann, and
working with Stephanie in the
office and Nick in maintenance.
We are blessed to have them
in our park and we do appreci-
ate them.

If you really believe in the brotherhood of man, and you
want to come into its fold, you've got to let everyone else.:
in, too.
-Oscar Hammerstein

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first brand name, Vise-Grip. It's said the Vise-Grip was
the brainchild of Danish immigrant William Petersen,
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As we entered for worship on
Dec. 12, we were greeted by
Christmas carols being played'
by Carole Jones on the piano.
Maxine Stromme served as our
greeter. Pastor Bob Winne
opened the service and led the
congregation in singing "Go
Tell It on The Mountain."
Nancy Morrison led the choir
in singing "Wonderful Story of
Love." Carole Jones provided
the accompaniment. The offer-
ing prayer was given by Don
Merillat and Lowell Gordon
and Bob Wilday served as offer-
ing stewards.
Pastor Winne's message was
about how "A Picture is Worth a
Thousand Words" and how
artists over the years have por-
trayed the forbidden fruit, the
serpent, Samson, angels, the
Bethlehem star and the magi.
Scripture was from Genesis,
Judges, Psalms, Mark and
Luke. He told us that Christmas
is summed up in John 3:16.
The only reason we have a
Bethlehem is so that we could
have a Calvary.
The service was closed with
us singing "God Be with You
Till We Meet Again."

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CourthIouse.lRfe tf

The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
n the office of the county

There were no marriage
iCenses issued last week.

The following small claims
ases were disposed of recent-
y by the county judge:
Valencia Garden Apartments
s. George and Brandice Har-
ey, default judgment for re-
moval of tenant.
CACH LLC vs. Randall W.
Smith, judgment.
American General Financial
Services of America Inc. vs.
oseph Bryant, default judg-
American Express Bank vs.
Peggy Myers and Myers Roof-
ng Consultants Inc., default
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. David C.
Newcomb, judgment.

There was no misdemeanor
ourt last week as it was trial

The following, civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Veronica Garcia Espinoza vs.
ose L. Espinoza, petition for
injunction for protection.
Marvin Connell vs. Walter
McNeil and the state Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC),
petition to review inmate situa-

CASE NO.25-2010-CA-000171

suant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated
November 19, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 25-2010-CA-000171,
of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HARD-
EE County, Florida. WELLS
SERIES 2004-OPT1 is Plaintiff
JECT PROPERTY; are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash AT THE
FLORIDA, 33873 at 11:00 a.m., on
the 5 day of January, 2011, the
following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
A person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

Dated this 30 day of November,
This notice is provided pursuant
to Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, if you are a
person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact
the Court Administrator at 417
West Orange Street, Wauchula, FI
33873, Phone No. (863)534-4690
within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice or pleading;
if you are hearing impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-995-
8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay

Santresa Harris and Corey
Watson, divorce.
Tommie L. McGaster vs.
Florida Parole, Commission
nd DOC, petition to review
nmate situation.
Lonnie L. Jackson and the
tate Department of Revenue
DOR) vs. Benjamin M. Jack-
on Jr., petition for child sup-
Ashley Lafaye Chance and
DOR vs. Wesley Matthew
Coffee, petition for child sup-
HSBC Bank USA vs. Ethel
L. Wilson et al, petition to fore-
lose mortgage.
Melissa A. Page and DOR
vs. Ruben R. Perez Jr., petition
for administrative child support
Veronica Brown and DOR
vs. Carl Edward Brown, peti-
tion for administrative child
support order.
Saul Alamia vs. Patricia
Alamia, petition for injunction
for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed own
recently by the circuit court
Marvina Ayala, Merta Car-
doza and Tomas Cardoza vs.
Martin R. Silas andAbe Brown
Ministries Inc., dismissal of
claims of Marvina Ayala and
Merta Cardoza.
Linda Rodriguez vs. Ray-
field Rodriguez, voluntary dis-
missal of injunction for protec-
Joe Skitka vs. Charles
Skitka, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Carrie Griffin and DOR vs.
Justin Griffin, child support
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Ridobel and Adrianna Gonzalez
et al, judgment of mortgage
Roderick B. Lewis vs. Walter
A. McNeil and DOC, inmate
petition dismissed.
Charles E. Benson vs. State
of Florida, inmate petition
transferred to felony division
for appeal.
Bridget Nicole Zuck and
DOR vs. Dustin Dewayne
Rimes, voluntary dismissal.


FILE NO. 252010CP000094

The administration of the
estate of DEBORAH GAY PRE-
STRIDGE, deceased, whose date
of death was October 4, 2010, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The
names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
The date of first publication of
this Notice is December 23, 2010.

Personal Representative:
Post Office Box 291
Wauchula, FL 33873
Kenneth B. Evers, of
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
Telephone: (863) 773-5600
Facsimile: (866) 547-4362

Cherylene Denise Carlton
and DOR vs. Derrick Smalls,
voluntary dismissal.

Child support contempt
orders were entered in the fol-
lowing cases:
Amy Cherie Evans and DOR
vs. James Preston Entwistle.
Gladys V. Dixon and DOR
vs. Marcel L. Melton.
Codie A. Gregg and DOR vs.
Chris L. Richardson.

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

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Joseph A. Slemker to Larry
R. and Loreene M. Lane,
June Coooper Monks to John
and Alice Wheeler, 554.700.
James L. Livingston as
trustee to Daniel H. Smith,
BAC Home Loans Servicing
LP to Noey A. Flores and
Guadalupe Ochoa, $12,000.
.Aaron T. and Corstiana
Peavy to Dhanraj and Sharon
Singh, $28,000.
Helen M. Lester to Kenneth
W. and Dustie K. Harris,
Wauchula State Bank to
Susan B. Watson and James
Kevin Brown, $44,000.
S. David and Darlina S.
Conerly to Johnson Wauchula
1033 Farms LLC, $349,296.
Conerly Tank & Welding
Inc. to Johnson Wauchula 1033
Farms LLC, $40,000.

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

Wildcats Down Streaks & Panthers

Of The Herald-Advocate
With both teams winning on
Friday night, "It's a good way
to go into the holiday break."
Head Coach Vance Dickey
was pleased with the varsity
and JV home wins against
Mulberry as the Wildcats head-
ed to break. Play will resume,
with a Jan. 4 trip to play
Cardinal Mooney in Sarasota,
followed by another at Avon
Park on Jan. 6.
The 'Cats had their first back-
to-back wins of the season and
stand at 4-2 at the end of the
first season. They won't be
playing any holiday tourna-
ments but will take the opportu-
nity to work out some of the
Hardee learned this week that
the Florida High School Ath-
letic Association had re-district-
ed and placed Hardee in 5A-10
with Auburndale, Lake Wales
and Teneroc. Dickey said Har-
dee would appeal and ask to be
in 4A.-10, along with Avon
Park, DeSoto, Frostproof, Lake
Placid, McKeel and Mulberry,
teams closer and more usual for
the Wildcats.
They started last week with a
64-58 win over Sebring on the.
Blue Streaks' court. "It's obvi-
ously a big for us. We hadn't
won in Sebring in a long while,
perhaps 2006-07 when Mark
(St. Fort) and Arnold (Louis)
were here. We were hitting the
boards well. Andrew Hooks had
a great all-around game with 20
points, seven rebounds, six as-
sists and three steals. He started
out aggressively and set the
tone for all of us.
"Our defense was pretty
good. Keshun (Rivers) and,
Andrew did a great job on their
point guard, Devin Clark.
There's still a lot of improve-
ment. We had 30 turnovers and
still won, but we have to clean
that up," concluded Dickey.
Hardee jumped out to a 14-11
start in the first period and
widened that to 27-23 at half-
time. Sebring rallied strong
after halftime to make it an
even game at 42-all as the third
period ended. Hardee rebound-
ed and forged ahead in the
fourth quarter, forcing Sebring
to foul. Hardee made its free
throws. For the game, Hardee
had 39 rebounds to -30 for
Sebring. Hardee was 68 per-
cent, 17-of-25 in free throws,
while Sebring went 4-of-10 for

40 percent.
Behind Hooks' 20 points,
were Carl "Junior" Brown with
14, eight in the final period;
Jajuan Hooks with 10, and
three-of-four at the line; Tre'
Anderson with seven, Keyon
Brown five, and D'Vonte
Hooks and Rivers each four
Rivers had six steals and
Keyon Brown three. Carl
Brown had nine rebounds,
Keyon Brown eight, Jajuan
Hooks six and D'Vonte Hooks
It was a similar game against
Mulberry at home on Friday
evening. Rivers was fouled and
h it both free throws to give
Hardee a lead it would surren-
der only briefly. Tall, lanky
Panther center Kevin Simmons
and senior small forward Frank
Gonzales kept Mulberry in the
game. It was 2-2, then 4-2 as
Andrew Hooks and D'Vonte
Hooks played give and go.
Gonzales made a trey from the
corner to give Mulberry its only
lead 5-4.
Carl Brown sank a pair of
free throws to put Hardee back
up 6-5. There were ties at 13-13
and 15-15 before Hardee went
ahead to stay. Hardee led 18-15
at the end of the first period.
Hardee was passing around
well, using the touch pass for a
quick inside before Simmons
could get his defense set. By
halftime, Hardee led 34-23.
The third period was strong
for Mulberry, which narrowed
the Wildcat lead to 46-41. Two
Hardee players had to change
jerseys when someone got
scraped and got blood on them.
It eventually turned out to be
Simmons who took a seat while
his arm was bandaged.
Hardee opened .the fourth
period with Jajuan Hooks
notching a three-pointer from
the corner to make it 49-41.
When Carl Brown stole the ball
but his shot was blocked out of
bounds, Mulberry called a
quick time-out. The in-bounds
play went to D'Vonte Brown
for the deuce. Hardee led 51-41.
Each time the Panthers would
get close, Hardee would snare a
rebound and get shots. When
Mulberry cut the lead to 57-52,
Anderson got the shot and foul
to make it 60-52. In the closing
minutes, Carl Brown and Jajuan
Hooks each make a pair of free
throws to keep Hardee out of
danger, for the final"score-68-

Hardee had five men in dou-
ble digits, while Simmons with
24 and Gonzales with 18 car-
ried the load for Mulberry. For
Hardee, it was balanced scor-
ing. Andrew Hooks had 14
points, Carl Brown 13, Rivers
and Jajuan Hooks each 12,and
D'Vonte Hooks 11 points.
Anderson and Keyon Brown
each had three points.
"We kind of self-destructed a
little bit in the second half, but
we made our free throws down
the stretch (8-of-9 in the fourth
quarter). Mulberry kept fight-
ing, scrapping and they killed
us on the boards. But we held
on for the win. We have to work
on rebounding and execution a
little bit. I think fatigue made
some of the turnovers in the
third period. We'll work on that
too," said Dickey.
The Wildcat JV squad split its
games last week. The young
'Cats were overwhelmed at Se-
bring, where Decaris Jones had
18 points, Charles Hipp 17 and
Joshua Hodges 16. Hardee had
started slowly and could not-
make up the deficit, although
playing well most of the rest of
the game, but losing 71-45.
Alonzo "Kane" Casso led the
junior Wildcats with 18 points,
while Ledarius Sampson had
10, Steve Metayer eight-all in
the second half, Christian Mo-
ralez seven and Daniel Boehm
two. Twins Jacob and Zack
Neuhofer and Lucious Everett
helped on the offense and
"The JV players understand
their roles. Jacob is good at
doing what he is supposed to be
doing. They each play their
positions well, whether it's set-
ting up, passing inside, re-
bounding, whatever," com-
mented Dickey.
At home on Friday night, it
seemed like a different JV team.
After brief ties at 2-2 and 4-4,
Hardee took control, with a 12-
4 lead at the end of the first half
and 27-6 at halftime as
Mulberry went stone cold on
ball handling and its shots.
Hardee rotated its eight play-
ers in and out, with everyone
getting lots of playing time,
makingit a 48-15 game by the
final buzzer. Metayer was high
man with 14 points, followed
by Casso and Moralez each
with 11, Everett six, Sampson
three, Zack Neuhofer with two
points and Bochm with one.




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6B The Herald-Advocate, December 23, 2010

Well, I'm almost caught up with everything going on at the
rebirth of the Reality Ranch Youth Rodeo. As you long-time regu-
lar rodeo cowboys and cowgirls know, I've been giving special
attention to our newcomers in these columns-but don't you fret,
you'll get your time (and photos) in before the year-end!
* We had one new Hardee Countian compete at the November
rodeo, Wyatt Driskell in the mutton bustin' event. He is the son of
April Diruzzo and Scott Driskell of Bowling Green, and is the
younger brother of Cody Lane Vina. And from what I witnessed, I
do believe that Cody may be giving some pointers to Wyatt!
Most rodeo arenas are watered down before barrel races or
rodeos, to make the footing good for the horses. So Reality Ranch
watered the arena the week before, only to have Mother Nature add
her say-so, and a perfect arena went to a mud pit in the blink of an
eye. I can assure you that many kids were made to leave their
muddy boots and jeans in the back of the truck for the ride home!
In nature photography, especially with birds, you try to take photos
of thd subjects being reflected in a pond or other body of water -
I've just never had it happen in my rodeo photography!
Watching the faces of these youngsters about to get on the
back of a woolly sheep was comical. There was a very large pud-
dle about 10 feet in front of the chutes, which is the usual location
for most of them dismounting (the politically correct word for
falling off). I don't know if it was just luck, or sheer determination
not to fall into that puddle, but many of them rode further than I've
ever seen them go before. Wyatt is select in which rodeos he rides
in, and I was really surprised that he decided to go in this one but
he did, and made an excellent ride. The worst part was getting the
mud out of the front of their helmets!
The rest of the sponsors are ATP Agri-Services, Inc., Florida
Fertilizer, the Seminole Tribe of Florida-Fred Smith Arena,
Walter Farr Groves, our own Hardee County Cattlemen's Assoc-
iation (which puts on a terrific ranch rodeo every July), Wauchula
State Bank, and the newcomer, HN Webster Manufac-turing.
The tireless ladies who handle everything in the birdhouse are
LaDonna Perry, Angela Ballard, Pam Teague and Lacey Webb,
who do the call-ins and check-ins, and all the times, standings and
other paperwork. Even in today's day and age of technology, we
humans are still needed to get it done properly!
Your sponsorships, your help and your time are appreciated-
without all of you, it just couldn't be done. Enjoy your photos,
Cowboys and Cowgirls!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good ride!
Keep these "Bits," boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg
in on your events and achievements, and she'll keep you covered.
Reach her at or 773-9459. Keep on riding,
Cowboys and Cowgirls!

Sela Rae Albritton rides her horse, Slick, around the first
barrel. She competes in the Tiny Tots Division, which
allows a lead line in the event.

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Wyatt Driskell rides his sheep out of the chute, with judge
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Madi McGee leans into a perfect turn around the second
barrel as she competes in the Junior Division.

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Clayton Harris rides his calf, with dad Peck Harris cheer-
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Older sister Gracie Albritton at the second barrel. She
competes in the Junior Division, winning the November
event with a time of 19.51 seconds.

Parker Carlton, son of Carlton Ranches' Dale Carlton,
makes his debut in the steer riding event.

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2001 Ford Crown Victoria police vehicle. The vehicle may
be viewed at the Bowling Green' Police Department.
Sealed bids should be submitted to City Hall, attention
City Clerk, 104 E Main Street, Bowling Green, Fl. The bids
will be opened at the regularly scheduled January 11,
2011 City Commission meeting. The city reserves the
right to accept or reject any bid.

ED, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which It
was assessed are as follows:
Description of Property:
SECTION 14-33S-26E OR223P30
225P636 381P135 392P216
397P310 499P405
Name in which assessed: RANDY GEISELMAN
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthous, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
19thday of January, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 7"th day of December, 2010.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 25201OTD016XXXX 12:16;1:6c

ED, the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Description of Property:
SECTION 10-33S-26E
223P42 225P636 381P135 392P216
397P310 499P405
Name in which assessed: RANDY GEISELMAN
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthous, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
19thday of January,2011, at 11:p0 a.m.

Dated this 7'" day of December, 2010.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 25201OTD017XXXX 121616c
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Week ending December 19, 2010
Weather Summary: An arctic cold front early in the week
brought below freezing temperatures to the Sunshine State. Record
lows for December were shattered by freezing temperatures from
the Panhandle down to the southern Peninsula. Cold and windy
weather lowered the average temperatures which ranged from six
to twelve degrees below normal. Frigid evening lows were in the
20s and lower 30s with the wind chill factor in the teens at several
stations. Daytime highs were in the 40s to 60s with at least one
high in the 70s. Rainfall ranged from traces to slightly over an inch.
The freezing temperatures coupled with the lack of precipitation
increased the risk of wildfires.

Field Crops: Five nights of below freezing temperatures
severely damaged the 2010 sugarcane crop in the Everglades
region. Much of the crop experienced below freezing temperatures
for up to 12 hours. Newly-planted cane for the next season was
burnt back to the ground from the hard freeze. The top of the older
sugarcane crop was completely frozen as growers planned to har-
vest the crop before it becomes unusable.

Vegetables: Nearly a week of continued freezing overnight
temperatures inflicted varying damage on vegetables across
Florida. To assist growers, a state of emergency for agricultural
crops was issued, easing restrictions on truck weights until
December 31. Damage to crops from the cold was still being
assessed. Some producers put freeze covers over vegetables for
protection. Strawberry growers ran overhead sprinkler systems to
form ice caps on berries as cold protection. Cold weather slowed
the ripening of strawberries in the Palmetto-Ruskin area. Some
growers along the west coast in the southern Peninsula used heli-
copters to protect snap beans and sweet corn fields, pushing
warmer air closer to the ground which prevented frost from settling
on the crops. There were reports of about eighty percent of snap
beans damaged due by the freeze in Miami-Dade County. The
freezing temperatures caused limited damage to sweet corn. Strong
winds caused some leaf burn on snap beans and squash in other
areas with recovery expected. The cold temperatures caused leaf
burn on the tops of bell peppers in areas of the southern Peninsula.
Ruskin tomato growers were able to harvest about 90 percent of
their crop before the cold snap. Tomato growers ran irrigation to
protect plants from freeze damage. Harvesting of endive/escarole
was curtailed due to cold weather. Freeze damage and cold weath-
er sharply reduced vegetable movement statewide. Only light ship-
ments of vegetables were available for marketing.

Floriculture and Nursery: Growers applied cold temperature
protection to ferns, potted foliage, other floriculture, and nursery
products with blankets, sprinklers, and heaters. Producers in
Pierson and Apopka used sprinklers and heaters to protect leather-
leaf ferns, other cut greens, and potted foliage from cold tempera-
tures. Although some losses occurred, most plants were expected to

Livestock and Pastures: The pasture condition decreased
significantly due to a killing freeze and continued drought. Most
pasture in the Panhandle and northern areas was in poor to fair con-
dition. Another week with below freezing temperatures stopped
forage growth and caused damage to late-planted oats and ryegrass
planted for winter grazing. Hay feeding continued and hay supplies
were dwindling. The cattle condition ranged from very poor to
excellent with cattle suffering from extreme cold earlier in the
week. In the central areas, pasture condition was mostly very poor
to poor. There was little opportunity for over seeding pastures in
winter annuals or small grains. The cattle condition ranged from
poor to excellent with most,.n fair condition. Ranchers began to
feed hay a month'earlier-thn normal. In the southwestern areas,
pasture was in mostly potr^condition. Two weeks with freezing
temperatures and frost have killed the perennial grass and winter
grain forages were not ready to graze. Stock ponds water levels
continue to decline. The cattle condition was mostly good.
Statewide, the condition of the cattle ranged from very poor to
excellent with most in fair to good condition.
Citrus: Highs during the early part of the week were in the 40s
and 50s, with early morning lows in the lower 20s and 30s, rising
to highs in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 40s and 50s in the lat-
ter portion of the week. Potentially damaging lows were experi-
enced over much of the citrus-producing region on the nights of
December 14 and 15. Twenty-two of the 25 stations recorded some
precipitation. Arcadia reported the most precipitation with 1.07
inch of rainfall recorded. Overall, there were moderate drought
conditions in most of the citrus area according to the U.S. drought
monitor, last updated on December 14. Indian River, Brevard, and
St. Lucie counties are experiencing extreme drought conditions,
while surrounding counties are experiencing severe conditions.
Moderate to extreme drought conditions extend over most of the
citrus area. Forty-four packinghouses and fourteen processors have
opened, with few more scheduled to open. Cultural practices con-
tinued, including application of lime and irrigation. A state of emer-
gency for agricultural crops allowed citrus growers to load their
trucks heavier than usual in order to expedite the harvest and
reduce losses due to the freeze.

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It is through what His Son
Jesus did that God cleared a
path for everything to come
to Him-all things in heaven
and on earth-for Christ's
death on the cross has made
peace with God for all.
Colossians 1:20 (TLB)

This includes you who were
once so far away from God.
You were His enemies and
hated Him, and were sepa-
rated from Him by your evil
thoughts and actions, yet
now has He brought you
back as friends.
Colossians 1:21 (TLB)

He has done this through the
death on the cross of His
own human body, and now
as a result Christ has
brought you into the very
presence of God.
Colossians 1:22a (TLB)

And you are standing there
before Him with nothing left
against you-nothing left
that He could chide you for.
Colossians 1:22b (TLB)

The only condition is that you
fully believe the Truth, stand-
ing in it steadfast and firm,
strong in the Lord, convinced
of the Good News that Jesus
died for you. Never shift from
trusting Him to save you.
Colossians 1:23 (TLB)

And now just as you trusted
Christ to save you, trust him,
too, for each day's problems.
Live in vital union with Him.
Let your roots grow down
and draw up nourishment
from Him.
Colossians 2: 6-7a (TLB)

See that you go on growing
in the Lord, and become
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truth you were taught. Let
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and thanksgiving for all He
has done.
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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-

Wauchula's newest industry,
the South Florida Milling Co.,
opened its quarters this week in
the Anderson Building on South
Eighth Avenue. The company
will make feeds of many types,
including dairy and poultry,
which will be put up in 125-
pound bags to put on the feed

Hardee schools will receive
$3,964.68 from the half-mil-
lion-dollar pre-Christmas
school distribution, which is
more than double the amount
received last year.

Action was light at the auc-
tion block, here last week and
few truckloads of commodities
were brought in, the frost hav-
ing played havoc with a majori-
ty of Hardee's truck crop.
Peppers headed the list with
only. 1,000 hampers brought in;
the average price was $4.50.

Mayor S.E. "Dick" Ausley
announced Wednesday the
Wauchula waterworks will be
extended with a loan of $16,000
and a grant of $13,091 being
authorized by the Public Works
Administration. The project
calls for a new 250,000-gallon
steel tank, a new 12-inch well
pipe and eight-inch mains and a
number of fire plugs.

The county had its first offi-
cial freeze of the season this
week as the thermometer at the
REA weather station dipped to
a low of 30 degrees Sunday
morning. Heavy frost was re-
ported several mornings of the
week, with freezing tempera-
tures in low or rural areas.
Tuesday was typical Florida
with the mercury down to 33
degrees in the morning and up
to 73 by afternoon.

The Board of Public Instruc-
tion has rejected all bids for the
proposed new junior high

school as they exceeded funds
available for the project. New
bids, with the cafetorium and
administration unit as alternates
instead of the physical educa-
tion facilities, will be sought in

A photo showed Wauchula's
Main Street shining with
Christmas lights garlanded
across streets with big lighted
stars while tinsel scrolls and
wreaths decorated the power
poles. Stores staying open late
for holiday shopping made a
joyous scene.

Anderson's TV & Appliance
offers Christmas specials, a 10
percent discount on RCA,
Whirpool and Philco appli-
ances; a washer for $188.88 and
dryer to match for $138, or both
for $309.95; or a 12-foot refrig-
erator for $209.95 with trade.

The County Commission last
Thursday approved doing away
with the county administrator
position on a 4-1 vote, with Jim
Moye voting no. The county
will have to advertise a decision
to repeal the ordinance setting
the position. Board attorney
said they would have to repeal
the ordinance or name a new
administrator as the ordinance
calls for. Moye pointed out
that 38 counties have an admin-
istrator and only 29 don't.

Sheriff Doyle Bryan and
county commissioners breathed
a sigh of relief when the state
Department of Corrections de-
cided to voluntarily dismiss its
complaint filed last May 28.
According to the state stipula-
tion, DOC will drop the lawsuit
if renovations are completed by
Feb. 1.

Gov. Bob Graham announced
today the appointment of Pecie
B. Daniels and reappointment
of Thomas C. Underwood and
Jeraldine Crews to the Hospital
Board of Hardee County.

Thriftway Supermarket offers
boneless pork jowls for 59 cents
a pound; pork spareribs at $1.29
a pound; boneless chuck roast
for $1.79 per pound; and sliced

bacon $1.49 for a one-pound

Three new power plants will.
plug into Hardee County in the
next year. Work is expected to
begin on the Vandolah Power
Plant by spring, and plans are
off the drawing boards for
North Pond and South Pond
Energy Park plants by summer.
All three will access the natural
gas pipelines which parallel CR

Road work, including road
resurfacing, bridge replace-
ments, landscaping, airport
paving and new construction
are among the numerous state
projects in the county in the
next five years. In the mix is
construction of four miles of
U.S. 17 from the Peace River
north of Zolfo Springs through
Wauchula in 2003 and 2.7 miles
of Ona-Fort Green Road in

New Bowling Green attorney
Gerald Buhr attended his first
commission meeting on Dec.
12. He has replaced Marcus
Ezelle, who has been elected as
the new Hardee County judge.
Buhr has been town attorney for
Zolfo Springs in recent years.

Property for sale this week
included a 2BR, 2B mobile
home in Charlie Creek Estates
with storage sheds and fruit
trees, pump and well for
$42,000; a 3BR, 1.5B CB
home in Bowling Green with
central air/heat for $45,000; a
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port, screened porch and fruit
trees for $34,500; and a beau-
tiful 4BR, 2B CB/brick bome
with appliances, lots of closets,
fireplace, storage sheds for

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Sets: 9:06 am
Up: 2:14 am
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Major Times
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UTC: -5

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

Dec. 19, Scott Michael LaCrosse, 18, of 409 N. Sixth Ave.
(U.S. 17 South), Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and
charged with unarmed burglary of a structure/conveyance and lar-
ceny-petit theft.
Dec. 19, a residential burglary at Sally Place, criminal mis-
chief on Poucher Road and on Hickory Street, and a theft on U.S.
17 North were reported.

Dec. 18, Leigh Bersell Thomas, 39, of 687 Snell St.,
Wauchula, was-arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette on a charge of
failure to appear in court and also charged him with possession of
Dec. 18, thefts in two locations on U.S. 17 North and on
Magnolia Avenue were reported.

Dec. 17, Archie James Hines, 48, of 101 S. Howard St., Plant
City, was arrested by Det. Sgt. John Shivers on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Dec. 17, Jennive Mae Miller, 28, of 6269 SE Airport Road,
Arcadia, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Dec. 17, Candace Denise Kilpatrick, 23, of 1204 David Court,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Manuel Zuniga and charged with
uttering forged instruments.
Dec. 17, a theft on SR 64 East was reported.

Dec. 16, Michael Allen King, 26, of 4035 Chester Ave.,
Bowling Green, and Michael Anthony King, 52, of 180 Davis
Court, Wauchula, were arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and each
charged with battery. Michael Allen King was also charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, while Michael Anthony
King was also charged with criminal mischief damage to property.
Dec. 16, burglary of a conveyance at East Main Street, a fight
on East Summit Street, and thefts on Altman Road and on Edwards
Peace Drive were reported.

Dec. 15, a fight on U.S. 17 North, and thefts on Boyd Cowart
Road and on U .S. 17 North were reported.
Dec. 14, Brittany Nicole Farabee, 20, of 1017 S. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Sgt. John Shivers on a charge of
violation of probation.
Dec. 14, William Joseph Conn, 39, of 394 W. Broward St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged
with retail theft.
Dec. 14, Nikki Lynn Brown, 21, of 2490 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Pauline Bissette on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
Dec. 14, Jamie Joy Baker, 45, of 505 Lake Branch Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
(DTF) and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and destroying/tampering with evi-
Dec. 14, Jillian Palmer, 20, of 3848 Erin Road, Sebring, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with DUI.
Dec. 14, burglary of a conveyaite on Doyle Carlton Road, and
thefts in two locations on U.S. 17 North and on Hickory Street
were reported.

Dec. 13, Charles Nicholas Skitka, 48, of 2686 SR 64 East,

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Zolfo Springs, was arrested by DI)ep. Cesar Medina and charged
with battery on .a person 65 or older and resisting an officer with-
out violence.
Dec. 13, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Dec. 20, Jason Donald Pohl, 34, of 206 E. Bay St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon.

Dec. 19, a theft on Townsend Street was reported.

Dec. 18, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Dec. 17, James Richard Galvan, 27, of 513 E. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with bat-
Dec. 17, fights on Pennsylvania Avenue and at Main Street and
Eighth Avenue were reported.
Dec. 16, Timothy Lee Murphy, 53, of 521 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
Dec. 16, a fight on West Main Street and a theft on South
Eighth Avenue were reported.

Dec. 15, a theft on Park Drive was reported.

Dec. 13, a theft on East Main Street was reported.

Dec. 19, Eric Lamar Banks, 43, of 846 Pleasant Way, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with pos-
session of marijuana.

Dec. 17, a residential burglary on West Banana Street was

Dec. 13, criminal mischief on Epps Avenue was reported,

For the week ended December 16, 2010

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 9,320,
compared to 11,949 last week, and 9,825 a year ago. According
to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to
2.00 higher, feeder steers and heifers were 2.00 to 4.00 higher.

The City of Wauchula will be accepting sealed bids on the
purchase of the vacant residential lot (R-2 zoning)
located at 513 N. 8th Avenue, legally described as fol-

Lots 19 and 20, Highland Place, a re-subdivision of Block
17 of Packer's Addition to the City of Wauchula, Florida,
according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page(s) 2-121, now known as Plat Book Bar A-40,
Public Records of Hardee County, Florida.

A minimum bid of $6,200 has been set. Bids should be
placed in a sealed envelope and marked with "513 N. 8th
Avenue Bid" on the outside. Sealed bids will be accepted
at 126 S. 7th Avenue, Attn: Holly Collins, City Clerk,
Wauchula, FL 33873 until 4:00 PM local time on Thursday,
January 6, 2011. All bids will be publicly opened, read
aloud and recorded at that time. 12:16-30oc

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bear Santa,
I am a second grader at
Hilltop Elementary School.
I am writing to wish you a
Merry Christmas. I am also
writing to let you know I
have been esqeslally good
this year Santa. May I ahve
an XBox 360 and two con-
trols, a dog too Santa. I
have been good at christ-
mas Santa. I am in Mrs.
Cortez class. I am waiting
for you Santa.
Your Friend,
Miguel Santiago
bear Santa,
I am a second grader a
Hilltop Elementary School.
I am writing to wish you a
Merry christmas. I am also
writing to let you know I
have been especially good
this year. Santa may I have
something for my family a
huge home and a dog. Thank
you for everything.
Your Friend,
Ismael Pascual

Dear Santa,
I am a little girl in sec-
ond grade in Hilltop
Elementary school. I am
writing this letter because
I have some question for
you. My first question is
are you coming? My second
question is do you live in
the North Pole. My Next
question is are their bears
in the North Pole. My last
question is can you give my
sister a pink dress. I want
you to give my friend
Yanira a pink dress. I want
you to give my Mom a blue
dress. I want you to give
my brother a track. I want
supplies for school. I want
a one pack of paper, color
pencils, colors and pencils.
Your friend,
Minerva Santiago

Dear Santa Claus,
I am a second grade stu-
dent from Mrs. Cortez's
class. I am writing this let-
ter because I want some-
thing from you. I want a
present from you. I want a
book. Have you been to
Florida? Is there cars over
their in the Northpole?
Your Friend,

bear Santa,
I'm wondering if Mrs.
Claus is here. I wish you a
Merry Chrismas! I'm writing
you this letter because
want some things for me,
Sister, and my parents. For
me a PSP the game secret
agent Clank, Sister a rat-
tie, mommy some new
bndannas, and daddy a
Yours Truly,

Dear Santa,
I am a second grader at
Hilltop Elementary school..
I want to tell you a few
things about our class
room. We do a lot of stuff
like, tests and spelling.
Sometimes we do fun
stuff. I am writing to wish
you a Merry Christmas and
to let you know. I have
been especially good this
year. Santa may I have
some toy cars for my two
brothers. I want supplies
like colors, pencils, and
paper to keep at home.
Your Friend,

bear Santa,
I'm writing this letter
because I want to tell you
what I want for christmas.
I would like a play staishen
two for chirstmas and lots
of other things too. I hope
you have a good christmas.
Your Friend,
Russell "RJ" Willeford
!Dear Santa,
I am a second grade stu-
dent at Hilltop Elementary
school. Mrs. Cortez is my
second grade teacher. I am
writing to wish you a Merry
Christmas. I am in Mrs.
Cortez class. I am also
writing to let you know I'
have been especially good
this year. Santa may I have
a red DS? Santa how small
are the elves? Santa how
are you doing today.
Your Friend,

Dear Santa,
I am a second grader at
Hilltop Elementary School.
I am writing to wish you a
Merry Christmas. I am also
writing to let you know I
have been especially good
this' year may I have a big
book and supplies. Can you
give my baby brother a toy
truck, my sister named
Isabella a big doll. Thank
you for reading my letter
Your Friend,

Dear Santa claus,
I am identical to my
brother and we are both in
second grade. I am in Mrs.
Cortez's class and I'm
I am writing to wish you
a Merry Christmas. I am
also writing to let you know
I have been especially good
this year. Santa may I have
a DS, a toy snow man, an
Xbox, a toy santa, a snow
globe that glows up. I also
want a toy Polar bear that
sings, a toy Robot, a toy
reindeer that talks. You
are the best.
Your Friend,
Dear Santa,
I am a 2nd grader at
Hilltop Elementary School.
I am in Mrs. Cortez's class.
Are you coming Santa? I
am writing to wish you a
Merry Christmas. I am also
writing to let you know I
have been especially good
this year. Santa may I have
a little car and black sun-
Your Friend,.
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I am a sond grader at
Hillop Elementary school. I
am writing to wish you a
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am writing to wish you
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some presents for christ-
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car and, a doll.
Your Friend

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and our classroom is good.
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homework and we make
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like box nig gloves and
black sunglasses and a DS.
I wish I could have a ginger
bread man.
Your Friend,

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Santa when is it your
Birthday? Santa can I have
a white Jacket that is
warm? thank you for mak-
ing my family a good family.
my Birthday is on July
from Gaby
Dear Santa:
How many years are you
going to stay at the
Northpole? Do you like it
there? Are many eveles are
with you right now? I want
to learn about you. Santa I
have been telling my family
that I want to help. them
but they say "no". My
birthday is on August 27.
When is your birthday
Santa? Santa please give
me an I pod touch and a
Laptop for my sister. We
always wanted them.
Thank you Santa because
you always bring us pres-
ents to children.
bear Santa:
How could the rain deers
fly up the sky? Santa my
birthday is in November. I
am in 2nd grade. Santa
could you please send me a
Dsi for christmas and
money for my great family.
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bear Santa:
Santa how mene rain-
dears? I help my Mom and
bad. Santa for Christmas,
I want a picture with you.
please. Santa for christ-
mas, I want a pack of mar-
bles. please. Santa thank
you for the present's.
Your friend,
Huriel Cortez

Dear Santa:
I like a ice age Game.
Please Bring me a X box
360 and Buzz lightyear.
Thank you for Bringing me
My Presents.
from Marco
Dear Santa:
When is your Birthey? I
have Ben happy. Santa can
you Please Bring me a Bike.
Santa thank you for the
Dear Santa:
Is it cold in the north
Pole I have been doing good
in school Can you Pleas send
me a Puppy for Christmas
thank for being a good
Santa your friend
A leJandro
Dear Santa:
you are so nice to pepol
whin will it be your birthday?
My mom will be having a
baby on christmas day. Row
are you doing at The North
pole. I am doing good here.
I want a play stashun and a
psp please.
your friend

Dear Santa:
Santa how can the rain-
deers fly? How many rain-
deers do you have? Santa
did you now I am doing
well at school? Santa would
you please give me a TV and
a bord Just like my
teacher's bord and a sail-
fone for Christmas. Thant
you for giving presents last
time in Christmas.
your friend,
Dear Santa:
Santa When is your
birthday? How old will you
be? My brithday is on July
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am 8 years old and I like
football. Can I please have
a football, baseball, and a
Wii for my family. Thank
you for all you did.
From Annel

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Hello. I'm Sara. I'm so
tired. I want to go on a
vacation To Daytowna
Beach. I want you to rent
me a room. Please get me a
great view. Thank you
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bear Santa,
I am Tyler. I want a limo
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birthday is and some are short. I want
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for every limo is black.
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Dear Mr. Santa Clause,
You know why I'm writing
this letter? Because I'm so
glad to see you. Could you
give me vacation from
Your friend,
Ben (usher)
Dear Santa,
I am Tomas. I am writing
this letter because I want
a few presents and fun
ones too. Could you get me
an X box 360, wii and a truk
please. Thank you for read-
ing this letter.
Tomas Toledo III
Dear Mr. Clause,
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gold neclelace, clothes, and
shoes, I Love christmas.
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Dear Santa Claus
My name is Carlos
I wood like a Super
Heros, a ball, a cowboy hat,
cowboy gun, new shoes and
a cowboy Bowin ARoe, A
New Bike.
Have a happy Chrismass!

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Hendrix and two Lego AtLantis Play
Thank you Santa Claus
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mizoury. SanJuan Pacheco. I want to
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ome new Presents.
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letter. help my mom do her work.
om: Zoey The other one for me.
I thank for you being
nice to all the children.
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Dear Santa claus,
My name is Irma. I hope
you bring presents to my
house. This year I Beg you
to bring me 2 dogs. I am so
happy you read my letter.
Have a good time.
from Irma
Dear Santa claus
Hy my name Idalia
Formoso I hope you Bring
prezens under my tree.
Merry cristmas
from Idalia
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bear Santa,
Hi! I'm writing this letter
because I never went to
Disney World and I'm hop-
ing you will get me Disney
World Tickets so I can go
there for christmas vaca-
tion. This would help so my
parents do not have to Pay
70$ for Parents and 50$
for Kids.
P.S. Can you please get
me Disney World tickets.
Tayler Moseley
Dear Santa,
Could you give me some-
thing for chirstmas cause I
never got something for
christmas because I don't
have a chimney so you could
come in the front door. I
also have no christmas tree
in my house so could you
give me a present. Bye.
ave a nice day.
Luraida Santiago

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My name is Ma
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I love chrisma
from the bottom

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Esteban I hope you Bring
presents to my house this
year. I really want 20
Presents under the
Christmas tree and I wants
want a PSP.
Thank you
Santa Clous
My Name is Gabriel.
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computer PSP Paly Stotion
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My name is Jesus. I hope
you bring presets to my
house this year. I was good
bo' like to Tell you becasue
I like to have a toy car,
computer, color pens, Book,
DvD, shoes, shirts, pens,
jeans, Back pack, pensl,
hat, spider-man, d.s.I and a
happy day Santa
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thankyou My name is Esmeralda
ELi Morales I am a good girl. I
hope you bring me presents
to my house. I will be so
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events? I would like some special
ring a lot things. I would like two
under my dogs and two cats, two rab-
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Dear Santo claus
My name is Alan. and I
am good. I respect my mom
at home.
what I want for christ-
mas is a Ply stashen 2 and a
P.S.P. I an want smackdown
game that goes in the Play
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New Year.
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Dear Santa Clause,
My name is Daysi. Please
bring me some presents at
my house or school. I was a
good girl.
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Kite toy girl, doll house, and
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Dear Santa
I will like a skatebord.
and I want a motorcycle
Marissa Colderon

bear Santa
I wont a ipod, a poster of
the steerlers sine an a fow-
iler and a bowling ball and a
Lap top.
Isaac Kuen

Dear santa
Take care of rodoff. Do
you like cokies. I want a
eletrick goodtar. does it
snow up there. is it fun up
there. It must be fun up
Garrett Tawes
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I love will a real motor-
cycle but a small one a
skatebord a Transformers
his name is Ironhide
Adrian Sanchez
Dear Santa
I would like a Bike and a
Elvis De Jesus-Martinez
Dear Santa
I want a Barbie house
with lots of Barbie. and
with a car and a truck. with
a fire-truck, that's what i
want for chrismas.
Savannah Sperry

Dear Santa claws,
I am Josselyn. I hope
you bring me presents under
my tree.
I want for chrismas is a
teaddy Bear, Bike, Make
Up, clock, lamp, cool hat,
bag, T Shirt, Skiny Jeans,
Back pack, computer, Toy
car, cemra, Tehlephone,
Marker, Bord, Jacet.
I thank you for Reading
my letter! hoppy Merry
chrismas Santa claws.
Josselyn G.
.ear Santa
Hello my name is
Ashawnta Please let me
iave lots of Presents. I beg
/ou for a D.S.I., a hamster,
video games, BaBy ALive,
crepycrawlers. Some more
BarBies, some mitens, a
jacket, some more comput-
er games.
Thank you for bringing
my Presents to my house
Yours truly,
from Ashwanta

Dear santa claus,
what I want for
Christmas is a dsixl an a
pokemon cards and a new
pair of shoes and some
school clothes and a new
basketball and a new foot-
ball and games and a baku-
gaun stadium a bakugan
cards and a bakugaun.
Jackson Casso
Dear Santa,
I want a ripstick and a
skateboard with knee pads,
elbo pads to for Christmas.
Also a puppy to. Santa and
take care of Rodoff with
his bright red nose. Take
care Santa oh ya and merry
Kimberly Walton
Dear santa
Make sure you take care
of rudeolf and the other
raindeers for me.
Mason Pearson

Dear Santa,
I would like a dollhouse
and a toy story toy for
christmas and Ho Ho Ho
merry christmas
Majalynn Thompson
Dear Santa,
I would like a baby doll
for Christmas. Have a fun
Kaylee Gibson
Dear Santa,
I would like a new laptop
and a vidogame that's
called ravin squad that's
wut I wunt for christmas.
Julian Kimball

Dear Santa,
I will like a toys of X-
Men toys for Chrismas and
Superman for Chrismas
They what I want for
Love Joaquin Tavares.
Joaquin Tavares
Dear santa
how are you doing. Dear
santa I want a toy like a
comeper that has games
and moves, and I want a
grno a pink gorno. and I
want a pretty gres. Dear
santa I want a skatbod and
Marry Christmas
sante have a nise day.
Katherine Reneau

Dear sant,
I would like a girl doll and
a sownmen toy and an Bear
to two more an toy Home to
and star for my tree Ho Ho
Ho merry chistmas
MaJavia Thompson

Dear Santa
I rily want to have a hug
to you and rudof. I love you
and all the raiders I want
a doll and when I grow up I
whant a texe town and a
rodof toy. I love you santa
and I whant a computer
Jennifer Cuevas
I like for cresmits is a
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Dear Santa,
I love that santa comes
to give presents to me and
my lettiel brother and my
dad and mom. I like your
presents santa. I love santa
toy his was joat-mans and
spongebob and lot of pres-
ent and spire-man lots of
more things and sand-man a
lots of them. santa I went
end x-Box 360.
Erik leorfLeopez
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puppy. Ho has a purse, and
has a hair brush in a Long
hair he can brush his hair it
can not be Long he wunt his
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for he can Be Ped.
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Selena Perez

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I wot stuff of new moon,
tv and I wot a new moon
calender and a new moon
bed and new moon Books
and I wot new moon blanket
and I want a new moon
teddy bear and new moon
carpet and a new moon pic-
ture and new moon comput-
er and new mooon name tag
an new moon dolls and new
moon dollhouse and new
moon sled and new moon
poster and a new moon
Vanessa Moran
Dear santa
I waied a psp go its a
game that pops up and
plese Bring me a playsta-
tion three. Plese and shoes
and a shirt and some pants
I like you santa. You are
the best santa clos and
Thank you for santa. I Like
Santa Clous and one more
thing a nintendo Ds.
Carlos Peralta
Dear Santa
I want to be happy and I
want to have a presents I
want you to buy me a bike
and a computer, colers, and
a ball for me. i want to have
a star a sunshine star. I
want to have a book about
you and me Santa Dear
Santa from Crystal to
Crystal Godinez
Dear Santa
you get me a bike for
Christmas. Thik you Santa
and BaBy Doll for
Christmas. I Love Santa.
Bring gifts. I am Good. I
Love Santa Christmas
workshop at The North
Alexiana Frias

Dear Santa
I want you to bring me a
Scooter and chocolate
because i like eating choco-
latea and riding bokes.
That why I want you to
bring Santa. you are the
best because you bing toys
to the Children.
Yuritzi Marcello
I would like a PSP, wii
nintedo DSi XL, a bike PS3,
a remote control car, a
remote control air plane, a
xbox 360, connect, a remote
control dinosor, a remote
control lion, a remote con-
trol tiget, a bingo game, a
remote control bat a,
remote control eagle and
motelcycle, bear, a
remote control dirt bike.
Givanni Lopez

bear Santa,
I want a game for my
nintendo DSI, CD card, a
mp3 player, game named
twist, and on other game
named bingo. I love writing
letters to Santa.
Brittany Lopez-Perez
Dear santa
I went a toy about new
moon and I lik your Deers
and I Love your presents.
you ro nice to us. I Love you
want and I Love your elfs
and i love your things.
Victor Santiago, Jr.

Dear Santa
for christmas I wunt a
xbox 360, xbox Live, bike,
scoutr, topr. Thank you
Mikel Picazo
Dear Santa,
I would like a mp3 play-
ers. and a new bike. and a
clip bard. and a tv, play set
and a comeputter. and a
new Jacket. thank you
Santa and merry christmas.
and say hello to misses
claws, and say hi to the
Kiona Hernandez
Dear Santa
I wont a Football for
crist I like Football bcous
me and my friends can play
cach and reil Football reil
Football and coach is fun to
play a another resen I like
to play Football is bcous we
gite to tacool and cach and
on each team their is a bi
kid so we are ecal on each
team wer are 7 kids on one
team and 7 kids on the
other team it is fun.
Elijah Faulk

Dear Santa,
When it is Christmas I
whet pladou beeces it is
fun to play it. And a lovely
Journal. Thank y ou Santa.
I Love you Santa.
Itzel Magana-Mazarrete
Dear Santa
I want sumkeg for
christmas I want a rel
xboxs there sixde to play
with my brother and I wunt
to see the deer.
Angel Lopez-be Jesus

Dear Santa
I wont a gameboy
Thank you Santa.
Vincent Rivera
Dear Santa,
for christmas I Want a
puppy that has a purse and
that has a hair brush and
has a miror even a bo.
thank you Santa.
Adela Velasco

Dear Santa
I what a Bike for
cresmes and chocloklet. I
what a doll in a blue dress,
a psp, intend ds, wii, and a
fake computer.
Marisol Villalobos


Dear Santa
This year I hawe been a
good girl. I would like to
have a Ipayhouse and a bear
for chritmas.
Thank you
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Dear Santa,
I whant a bike for
Christmas. and a new xbox
360 and sum clothes and a
new dog fom Christmas.
Matthew Gonzalez
Dear Santa
I won't a football and
new games for my ps3 and
new shoes and cleatas for
christmas and I new
clothes and a phone and a
Ipode for christmas and a
bike for christmas and a
skotur and I won't a rile
Myron Refoure
Dear Santa,
For christmas i want a
PsP a little puppy a wii a
Santa Toy a dog a santa
clothes 101000 dollars, a
Pink bike a pink drees a
Pink laptop a Pink jacket a
Gold doll a Pink crips I
bleve Santa to give gifes.
red crips. Glod crops. red
doll Santa clothes 9 size.
Jennifer Almeyda

Dear Santa,
The thing that I want
for Christmas is a pasp and
a xbox 360 but the thing
that I mosly want for
Christmas is cloths and a
,bike and santa if yo can
ofor this you don't have to
:give me all those sufe you
can just give me two or one
.but if I be bad like now
don't buy me those thing
,from Valeria to Santa.
Valeria Hernandez
;,Dear Santa
. I wad lik an apand, and a
laptopp, and an a tindo Dx
games, and a Drawing thags
too pless, bick, las nills, and
an mack up, baby ball stuff,
an pilly pet, an allat of them
and a little pupey.
Breeshia Hrabal
Dear Santa
I wart a skodeer and a
fourwheeler to play with
and a paintball gun
Michael Sanchez

Dear Santa --
I will like for chirstmas a
doll house, and a Laptop,
and a intend bS, and
mackeup, and a ipod touch,
and a poster of taylor
Swith, and clothes of
Aapple bottom jens clothes
sise 7, and white shock
nickys, and a pink jacket,
and littel pet toys to and
Sile Bands that glow in the
dark, and a heat braset and
neckes, and gold rings to,
I believe and Santa.
Diamond Rodriguez
Dear Santa
for christmas I want a
bike and a Jornol and make
up and silly bands that glow
in the dark and I want some
coths and a pink dress and
clips for my hair and neck-
less and rings and ear rings
and a red laptop and gold
rings and gold clips
Alexandia Solis
Dear Santa,
I want for chrismas a
3231134 and a 3 weller and
a drite bike and a iPod
tuoch and a mp3 player and
a psp and a BSi DS with a
lote of games and a game
like Maro Cart
Manuel Garza
Dear Santa,
can you please give me a
skate bord I always want-
ed to have one for I can do
a lot of cool tricks. And I
want a psp with games in it
I always wanted a psp to. I
wanted the skatebord and
the psp but I dident get I
know I will get it
Irvin Campos

Dear Santa,
i want a soccer ball,
football, florida gator
gaKit, and a new game for
ps3, ps2 and psp for christ-
masand clothes.
Vincente Jaimes
Dear Santa,
I want a play station 3
for christmas and a bas-
ketball for Christmas and a
new xbox 360 game and a
psp charger and a wii video
game for christmas. And iv
ben a good boy for
Andrew Casey

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I want a playstation 2
for christmas vacation and
i want a another present.
Santa I think your cool
because you are full of
cookies and goodness.
Omar Rosales

Dear Santa
I want a little baby cat
and dog. like more dogs and
cats and clothes for my dog
and cat and shose and some
food and i love you Santa.
and I will have a doll like
you santa and make it snow
in The World and I love
Jessalin Arreola

Dear Santa,
I want a big, giant bear
that is pink, lots of barbies
and lot of other things. I
want a new bike with big
Emily Ownby

Dear Santa
for christmas I want a
laptop, dsi, a nintendo ds
and a ipod touch, And a psp
and some nails that stick to
your fingers. And a
empthre player. And I want
a wii that is baby blue. for
christmas I want a pillow
pet unicorn, and a little
puppy and a new bedroom.
And a blackberry touch.
And florida gators erings.
Leah Martinez
Dear Santa
All i whant is a laptop and
i pod touch and a i phone
touch. And last is a xbox
360 the new one. I whant a
toy helicopter. and a Black
beary touch, and a real
pupe. And a go car and a
motersicle. I have been a
good boy today.
Ranferi Hernandez
Dear Santa,
All i whant is a black-
beary curve and
aBlackbeary storm and a
new xbox 360 and a laptop
and a new phone and new
clothes pants 5,6,7 shirts
7,8. And a puppy a girl
puppy and a ipod touch and
a i phone touch I want a i
pod and a Blackbeary. I
want a blackbery touch.
And that's all I want for
Chloe Leeann Boyette

bear Santa
I would lik to Qet a
robot, puppy, football, and
a Dragon toy but the thing
that I lik about you is you
delibeliring present to lit-
tle kids and big kids
Dominic Martinez

Dear Santa
can you bring me a
present peas. i want a play
stashon 3 and a basket ball.
can y ou ring me toys.
Andrew Arreola

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I want a DS for christ-

Dear Santa
do you know what I want
for chimas i want a goat
cart and a rule car but the
car is a musstane but rule
car. but I want some thing
outs is a horse.
Santa you know hwat I
want bad let a Play Staion
but the game is grad thef
oto to omar m. house.
Omar Maya
Dear Santa,
can you give me a xbox
36 and games. Santa can
ou bring me a puppy. Santa
ring me a gatcar.
Julian Gonzales
Dear Santa,
I want a ginger bread
house and a doll. Then I
wud love to have a doll like
you Santa and I want a gin-
ger bread girl Sant you ar
Denise Morales
Dear Santa
I want a present. I want it
to be a little clock that
works and candy land, a pic-
ture of you. and lots more
presents like a doll and a
picture of you and me.
love Griselda
Griselda Vasquez

Dear Santa
I want a x box.
I want a game.
I want a skatbord.
I want a toy.
I want a Wii.
I want a Dsi XL.
I want a swimming pool.
I want a puppy.
love Carlos
Carlos Hernandez
Dear Santa,
I want two presents.
They are in toys are us its
called babybee and the
other is in gold a bear work
shop small frys and some
cloths. But I want a pic-
ture of you.
Dar Santa
I what a xbox 360 and
Binubeol and a new cat and
a new sukr fish and a new
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I want a teddy bear for
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I want my Ds blue color
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I want my brother xbox
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I want my god brother to
get games.
love, Adan
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Adan Molina
Dear Santa
I want a present from
you I want a ginger bread
house and I even want the
candy to decorate the
house so it will look butiful
but most of all I want a pic-
ture of you Love Monica.
Monia Hernandez-Ruiz
Dear Santa
I want some toys and
some toys for my two
brother. I Love You Santa
because you bring me some
priscent and my two broth-
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You more than any one. You
are the best in the wold.
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Have a good day deliev-
ering presents, i wont a
xbox and sum gams for it. I
wont a dog that don't bark.
I wont a little frig. I wont a
letter belt. I wont a clock.
I wont a stuff aninal. I
wont a leather jacket. I
wont a lap top.
Nathan Jones

Dear Santa,
I Had been Goob I would
Like A teddy beAr for
christmas and I would Like
sily Banbs for christmas
And A Doll Hose for christ-
mas. Have A Good
Christmas Sata
Destinee Carpenter
Dear Santa,
for christmas I want a
nintendo dsi, mp3, and a
psp. That is what i want for
chrisstmas Santa. I been
Jose Hernandez

Dear Santa,
What I what for
Christmas is a nintendo and
a any toy and don't frita my
mom christmas preets and
than you From crystal To
Crystal Olmos
Dear Santa,
We owas belev in you be
cus you brag us presits and
tos and wut I wut is a
xspox 360 for christmas
and dsI and a scatbord and
a game boy and a caboy hat.
and a tall belt.
Juan Gorrzales
Dear Santa,
can you give me a prent i
want a phone plese give me
a present i Like to see you
plese give me a present
plese give me a present i was
very good in class and in my
Kaylee Bautista

Dear Santa,
How are you? You are
the Best then is christmas
I want a Bike and a dall and
buny I Will give something
tht I can give my Brother
and my mom and I am going
to be so happy Because I
am going to have a lots of
fun Because it is going to
Be the Best day ever
Because it is going to Be
christmas this year and all
my presents will come
Because santa is going to
.bring me them Because I
wanted to wish for, my
presents and I will have alot
of fun in the party of
christmas happy christmas
Aislin Ortiz

Dear Santa.
I want a good saddle for
christmas. won't a lehere
brown color. Evre thing
that goes on a saddle.
Klae Barber
Dear Santa,
for Christmas I want
five things. First I want a
pillow. Next i want a cum-
puter. third I want a toy
Gun and forth I want a PsP
and fifth I want a xbox
theer 60 Santa i been good.
Julio Mateo
Dear santa,
what i won't for christ-
mas is a dsi and what elves
i won't for christmas is
make up and what elves I
won't for christmas is a
bake and what elves I won't
for christmas is a pettry
christmas tree for my fam-
ily an what I am going to
give you is some cookies and
it is not all about presents
it is about god it is his
Angelica Richardson
Dear Santa,
I Love you so much and
santa, I want for christmas
a lots of pets and reindeer
and I a little bad and some
hard work at school and i
have to work hard and to
get surprise that santa, wint
to my house.
Michael Nunez
Dear Santa
I wont a vieo game, I
wont cars, I wont ten guns
I wont ten puppy 29 lions, I
wont ten Fish, I wont Five
cats and I wont a egg.
Chase Reynolds
I want a gam boy for
crisis anb a skate board for
crismis. dot forgit i want a
lot uov present.
James Wheeler
Dear Sata
there are two things I
whant for chrismas and
they are some games and a
shants to be like. you are
my hero you never lit me
down and your elvs never lit
me down to and I now you
can do eneything I now if
you have helpers you can do
anything that why you are
my hero.
Deontae McDonald

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December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How are your reindeer? I
forgot some of the name's
but not Rudolph. I would
like a pink laptop. How are
you and Mrs. Claus? I would
like a X box 360 and a game
for it. I would totally want
the best Christmas ever.
Shaydan Ward
P.S. Please send me a note
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How is the reindeer?
Stood of not and how is
ncer? I Bleve in you
Because you live in the nuth
pole so evey baty don't see
you. But I whiant a crayola
maker please get if for me
place santa claus. I no
what you say you Beter not
cry you Beter not pate
Because your coming to
Erica Blasingain
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How are all the rein-
deer? How are all the
elves? How are you and
Rudolph? How much pres-
ent s are the elves? How
are you? I want a now bike
and a scoder and a tow
whose and a toy and all the
other one's.
Amber Channell

December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How is the reindeer? For
Christmas I want a Glow in
the dark Fushegie and a
Netendo DS and a Xbox
360. I am leveing cooke and
Alan Pina
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
I like yuor clothes. I lik a
laptop for Christmas and a
holikoptr with a rimot.
What is the names of yuor
reindeers? I like a costume
it is the costum from the
ninjas and a car that has a
Jesus Ramirez-Ramos
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a laptop and a
game of Brats and Barbie
and the cuver of the laptop
of a piccher on the top of
the laptop.
Diana Rodriguez
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How are the reindeer?
How are you filing Santa?
How is evrbody else? Santa
I want a toy. Santa I want
a hamster.
Jamin Romero

December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
Hows the randeer? I
want everything. A x box
360 for Christmas and lots
of toys.
Jeffrey Pitcher
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How is Randers? I want a
game it's a D'S game and a
wii and a movie called twi-
light and shiik.
Valerie IsaBella Limon
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
I want A laptop, and the
D.S.I., and a pet, and some
silly bands., and a new
Gracie McElroy
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a Netendo DsI.
My Sister wants a Netando
DsIXL. and how is your
reindeer? So I like
David Mendez

December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How is Rudolph? How is
all the reindeer? are you
and Mis. Claus good? I wood
like a p;ay car x box 360
and a big play cow a DS and
you and the elf's and a good
Cheyann Strickland
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How is Rudolph? Santa I
would like a play stash 3
and one more Thage. a hel-
icopter wiTh cara. How are
you Santa? and a new dirt
Tanner Congleton p.s.
Merry Christmas

December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a Lagoe Tanck's, a
eye tuch, a latop, a pat Cat
with Citen, a Bice, and a
XBow 3sixty. Mery
Franklin Lee

Dear Santa,
How are you doing in the
north pole? I want a Ipo,
and I want a black car an I
want the car to have a tv,
and I want a tilofon? My
mom want a car? My dad
want some scared move?
My medom brother want a
tv? My sister want hes on
room? My tol brother want
a tv to? Me and my baby
sister want to ride on your
skat bord and on your deer.
Araceli Velasco
Dear santaa, How are
the Raindeer? Can I please
have presents? What I
want for Christmas is a
ipod, shoes, clothes, toys,
books, Rabbits, Puppys,
cats? What mrs. Klein
wants for Christmas is a
charm, Puppy, cats, Rab-
Joelynn Carver
Dear Santa.
How are you doing? How
is mrs. claws doing. How is
rud off doing to? Can I
have a play station, and a
electric giutar, and a twenty
gage, and a ipod, and I want
a xbox concety and a teli
scope, and eleven video
games for the xbox
conectty, and a psp to, i,ll
leave eleven cookies of the
Your friend,
Cameron Cantu
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How
cold is it at the North
Pole? Can I please have a
xbox. psp, beanbag chaeer,
i pad and i pods computer.
Your friend,
Vicente Cabrera
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Dear Santa,
How are you and your
reindeer doing this year?
How is rudof the red nose
reindeer and Prancer doing
this year? I want a ipod and
a coffee machine with
packs of sugar for myself.
My mommy wants two
charm bracelets she wants
one blue and one orange.
My daddy wants another
pistol for Crismas my big
brother Ryan wants a
orange pockt knife.
Love, Colton Block
Dear santa. How is mrs
claws. Can I Please have a
dog and a leash, and I woulk
like a model sikol. and a hal-
imint I will need it. My dad
will like a Mostone and my,
mom will like to fill Better.
Love, David Cruz
Dear Santa,
How cold is it at the
North Pole? How are the
raindeers doing? Can I
please have a doll and a
truck for my little brother
and a necklas for my mom
anf a computer for me.
Rosalba Salazar
Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer?
Can I please Have a hamp-
ster. I love hampster. and a
horwe. you can brush The
horse hir, into a doll. I love
horses I wesh for a doll.
Suleyma Medina

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and yours a
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Dear Santa,
How are you Doing? How
was my elf Jeebee doing in
the nirth pole before he
comes? this is what I want
this year. A Ipod, 30-6
rifle, 25-6 rifle, black pow-
der gun, 44 magnum pistil,
army guy, Ds, benten alti-
ment alein DS game, wii
nunchuck, soda machine, ice
cream machine, DS marvel,
Super hero squad game, 12
gage shotgun, pump 22
cricket, psp, wii Undead
love Justin Cole

Dear Santa,
Santa How are your rain
Santaclaus I want a video
game and a Spider machine
so I can play? Santa I want
Playstation 2 I wanted a
DvD of a spider man game
and i want a movie of tans-
former and a video game so
i can played everywhere.
Joel Hernandez
Dear santa,
How are the elfs I bet
the elfs are working hard
are they? This is what I
want for christmas a com-
puter with a mouse, And
for my mom some more
christmas lights. For my
oncuie he wants a video
game, Jareds dad wants a
new dog that will not jump
out. I don't now what the
rest of my family wants.
Love Brianna Franks
Dear Santa
How is Mrs. Clos I hope
that She is ok And I hope
that The Rain dears good
to. For Crismas I wood like
to have a Ipod and my own
comeperter and two puppys
Love Jasmine Rodriquez
Dear santa,
How are you are nise.
Wine my mom sia soothing I
do it on chrismas I won't.
snow at here and I want
dos mycoler' Dir. I want a
latop and I want i pod and
I want a tv.
Marisol Alvarez
Dear Santa,
How are you? How is
Mrs. Claws? Can I please
have a ipod, an a doll houes,
and a bicical. I will leave
you some cookies and a
glass of milk in your spechl
glass that I boute for you.
My mom wants a job. My
dad wants a new wife. My
brother wants a girlfriend
to make him unbord.
Love, Alexis Crews

Dear Santa,
How is your shop coming?
How Are you and mrs. claus
and the reindeer also how
are the elvs? Can i have a
xbox 360 and xbox 360
games and a ds and ds
games. Also can I have
latscreen and a computer
and can you get my dad and
mom a swimming pool. and
my brothers waterbeds and
one thing can you get me a
new four willell. Theres 20
cookies and milk for you .
Blake Graham

Dear Santa Claus,
Santa Claus can give me a
p. sp. And 2 D.S Games
sioBedoo and Hulk and a
iPod. And 2 computers.
Kelly Burns

Dear Santa Claus,
You are the best friend a
girl cood have. Santa I wi ll
Love a puppy. The puppy is
Arhlet Diego

Dear Santa Claus,
Please get me a P.S.P I
want four games they are
football and baseball
Soccer and basketball Oh
Plea get me a Picture of my
cosin Eric.
Vicente Chaidez
Dear santa claws,
pies Bring me a toy train
to Mrs. Webb. plens Bring
Mrs. Webb a new students
to school. Plens Bring me a
P.S.S P3 and a poers P2.
Dalton Keeton
Dear Santa Claus,
Can you bring me drums
And A skatebourd.
Trinity Her
Dear Santa Claus,
can you bring Mrs. Webb
a gold necks and for me I
want a air bug. have a
mary crismis.
Daniel Contreras

Dear Santa Claus,
I wunt a plastaShin3 and
sdes of oplsstasshin3 and a
xbox 360 ,
: : Love,
Yovanny Lozano
Dear Santa Claus,
please bring me a puppy
and for wheeler an ellet-
rich gutar and a real car an
for Mrs. Webb wood like a
giant gummy bear. marry
your Friend
Alex Sandoval
Dear Santa Claus,
I hope you bring me a lot
of prestes. I hope you
bring me new shoes. I want
you to bring some new
clothes. I want a new bike.
I want from you some new
hats. I want from you some
Oscar DeLeon
Dear Santa Claus,
Please bring Me this for
Christmas. Dsi, Clothes,
boots, t.v laptop 100$.
Love, To Santa Clau
Brittney Covarrubias

Dear Santa Claus.
for chrimis I want to
spen sum time with my Dad
and I want a Barby vido-
grill Theat all I want for
my But I hope my Dad has a
good Crismis.
Stephanie Lee Gonsolez

Dear sAnta claus,
Please Bring Me a D.S. I
D.S al2B ig Backolgon
paper mario Do Did Mario
plastashin2 go Dov war ol
Bike a helmet o Dirt bike s
6 per mario galice a gitor a
xBox 360 p.sp one million
Dollers a crismus tree
iabtop ipod 20 sili bends a
footBall a wochwocetocys a
cemie a tv a ball.
Darrell Patton
Dear Santa
please bring me a bs and
a game. boy and bring me a
xbox 360.
Carlos Alvarez
Dear Santa Claus,
I would like a Dsi and a
puppy. I want Clarreis and
Rhdoph. I want sant paws
Sierra Lazaro

Dear Santa,
Hi santa how is mis.
claws, is it cold in the
North pool, wood you like
cookeis and milk of a cup-
cake. Santa wood you give
me a cat for a present
pease. Can you fly 'me to
the North poal.
Melinda Rivera
Dear Santa
What are you going to
get me for Christmas I
want a kiten please thank
you I will leave out milk and
cookis like always Marry
Christmas Santa
Closing Love
Savannah Moses

Dear Santa
Are you happy or sad? I
want a toy off a ckuntri car
an a play stion 2 an a pool
and a puppy.
Cesar Ramirez
December 2, 2010
Dear Santa,
How is mrs. claw's and
are you OK are the randers
OK too wat I want for
crismis is a phone and a i-
pod. you are the best santa.
Lexis Johnston

Dear Santa'
how are yua'r rander
doing how is little rudof
doing I want for christmas
A Teddy Bear And a wii Too
Where do you live And I
Live in florida I will give
you cookis I will give you
cookies I want a real and
milk and a real computer
and a Leap frog too. Say hi
to Mrs. Clause for me
Diana Cardenas-Munzo
Dear Santa,
What are you doing for
christmas? Well I am gath-
ering My family so we can
open presents and do you
want cookies and milk of do
you want brownies and
milk? Well Santa for
Christmas I am going to
want a leapfrog game and a
DS, I also want moon Dough
it is like play Doh
Raquel Montanez
December 12-2-10
Dear Santa Close
Are you redey for
Crusmise this yeat? Iwint a
pupiy and a i-pod and a
poslin dall too.
Aurora Valenica-Aldana

Dear Santa,
how are you
want like a wii or
a DVD that is
sercher for Sout
From P

Dear, Santa
How is miss claus doing?
What I would like for
Crismis is a pack of flowerd
lip stick from walmart, my
mom mint get it. bring some
thing for my little brother.
cause it his birthday. I ick
dinosore uhgh! don't forget
Love, Megan Gannon
Dear Santue,
Is yore randor rede for
crismis? This year I want a
ntedo DS and games for it
and a fihsing pole anb a
brbe boy and close and
Zoe Church
Dember 3. 2010 12-3-10
Santa clas do you got
rudof and the other rain-
deers hooked and ready?
Santa clas I want a ds and
gils games for it I aso want
a perpull patch for my per-
pull butterfly wings at
ome and a pretty pretty
pretty pretty shell and
pretty pretty pretty pret-
ty sand doller
Kaylen Barringer

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December What are you doing for
christmis. do you want cock
Santa, I or miki of droney and milk.
nd LBP and Are you coming to the
call the FLORIDA start to give us
u paws. previt to play with my new
Robt Leetoys to play with. I wath a
toys truck to play with and
a game wii or a x dox 360. I
wath a flat tv.

Dear, Santa
Do you have rodoff anf
the other raindeers? are
you ready to take off with
the your deers? Yes or no.
I want a i pode and a bik I
will mack cokis for you and
milk. I want you to have fun
with me
Alfonso Venegas-Baez
Dear Santa,
How are you im good so.
What are you guna get me
and my brother I want a
xbox 360 and a i Pod.
Adrian Camili
dear Santa.
What are you getting me?
how do'Your reindeer fky>
how do 'ou stay warm at
the north pole and ms claws
doing to? well I really want
a dsi and some games for
the black dsi I oredy have a
psp so I only have one or 2.
Pablo Molina-Rosales

Jose Gracia

December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How are your reindeer? I
forgot some of the name's
but not Rudolph. I would
like a pink laptop. How are
you and Mrs. Claus? I would
ike a X box 360 and a game
for it. I would totally want
the best Christmas ever.
Shaydan Ward
P.S. Please send me a note
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How is the reindeer?
Stood of not and how is
ncer? I Bleve in you
Because you live in the nuth
pole so evey baty don't see
you. But I whiant a crayola
maker please get if for me
place santa claus. I no
what you say you Beter not
cry you Beter not pate
Because your coming to
Erica Blasingain

December 9; 1010
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I want a Netendo DsI.
My Sister wants a Netando
DsIXL. and how is your
reindeer? So I .like
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December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How are all the rein-
deer? How are all the
elves? How are you and
Rudolph? How much pres-
ent s are the elves? How
are you? I want a now bike
and a scoder and a tow
whose and a toy and all the
other one's.
Amber Channell

December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
I like yuor clothes. I lik a
laptop for Christmas and a
holikoptr with a rimot.
What is the names of yuor
reindeers? I like a costume
it is the costum from the
ninjas and a car that has a
Jesus Ramirez-Ramos
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a laptop and a
game of Brats and Barbie
and the cuver of the laptop
of a piccher on the top of
the laptop.
Diana Rodriguez
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How are the reindeer?
How are you filing Santa?
How is evrbody else? Santa
I want a toy. Santa I want
a hamster.
Jamin Romero
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How is Rudolph? How is
all the reindeer? are you
and Mis. Claus good? I wood
like a p;ay car x box 360
and a big play cow a DS and
you and the elf's and a good
Cheyann Strickland

December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How is the reindeer? For
Christamas I want a Glow in
the dark Fushegie and a
Netendo DS and a Xbox
360. I am leveing cooke and
Alan Pina

December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
Hows the randeer? I
want everything. A x box
360 for Christmas and lots
of toys.
Jeffrey Pitcher
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How is Randers? I want a
game it's a D'S game and a
wii and a movie called twi-
light and shiik.
Valerie IsaBella Limon
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
I want A laptop, and the
D.S.I., and a pet, and some
silly bands., and a new
Gracie McElroy

December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
How is Rudolph? Santa I
would like a play stash 3
and one more Thage. a hel-
icopter wiTh cara. How are
ou Santa? and a new dirt
Tanner Congleton p.s.
Merry Christmas
December 9. 1010
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a LagoeTanck's, a
eye tuch, a latop, a pat Cat
with Citen, a Bice, and a
XBow 3sixty. Mery
Franklin Lee



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Dear Santa
Are doing good? How
about your deer and Ms.
Claus? This is what I want,
a new game for my Xbox
and money. P.S. I want a elf

to thank yi

Your Friend,
Jeremy Myers

Dear Santa,
How are you? How are
your raindeers? How is
roodoff's nose helping?
How are your elffs doing?
How is Mrs. Claws? Is she
doing? I hope she is doing
great. O! What dothe rain-
deer eat? I hope I get to
see a reindeer.
Alana Barber
November 30, 2010
Dear Santa Claws
How are you doing? How
is Mrs. Claws doing? How
are the Rain Doer and
Rudogh? What do they
eat? Ilike my elf, we named
him JeeBee. He is so good
at or house. I would like a
lego Batman set and a box
of deer stickers.
Your Friend,
Jake Cole
Dear Santa,
How are you feeling? Are
you ready for your big trip?
I would like a PS 2 and a
game Hallo. I also would
ike a 4-wheeler and would
like a pet turkey. Mom
wants a neckless.
Luis Nunez

November 30, 2010
Dear Santa
How are you doing? How
are the raindeers doing?
How are Miss. Closs doing
is she ok? How are the
elves doing I would like a
p.s.3. and a game.
Your friend,
Johnathon Woods
Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer? I
want maycup and dress
shoes a dress clothes and
when you can there's no
chemley so use the front
Your Friend,
Teeanah Truss

Dear Santa
How are you doig? How is
the reindeer doing? Is Mrs.
claus doing good or bad?
Hope she's doig good. What
I want for Chistms is a. D.S
and a i pod. One more thing
I wish my family lived
Your Friend,
Yacquelin Villalva
Dear Santa
How are you? How is mrs.
close? How is roodeOFF
and how are the other rain
deers? I wold like a 0.S,
and a play station 3 and a
D.S.I. anda X Box.
Your Friend,
Jessica Estrada
Dear Santa
How are you doing happy
or sad? How are your rain
deers? How is Rudoff
doing? How are your elfs? I
wont a xbox 360 and a s3
for Chrismas and don't for-
get I want a DS with Grand
theft' Auto and avatar.
Jason Carlton
November 30-2010
Dear Santa,
I wonder how you are
doing? I bet you are doing
great! Is rodof doing
great? I know hers doing
great I want PSP 3 and a
Pod, X box 360, a bike and
MP3 player.
Your Friend,
Miguel Avilez

November 30, 2010
Dear Santa
How are you? How is
Mrs. Claus and rudolf and
the evles? I want a littlest
Pet Shop and I carly gitur
and keybaurd.
P.S. can Ihave an elf?
Katie Brandeberry

Dear Santa
Hi, how are yo
On the night before
I'm goin to stay u
you P.S I hope you
Back to the Nor
safe for christma!
What Am I and a
the whole family a
Jams of I can ro
my own.

Dear Santa
How are you
Hope You are good
Mrs. Claws is sh
want a x Box 360 a
and a iPade. How

u doing?
r Crismas
Jp to see

November 30
Dear Santa
How are you? How is mrs.
sant? My mom has a baby
did yoy now that? In
Dicamber 25 is crisms? I
have a book it has things
cicle that I want.
Erika Ojeda
November 30, 2010
bear Santa
How are you doing? the
Connor dancer, blixon, roo
dofh, sick I hope not. I
want a ninga turtle game,
base ball game gi jo game.
your friend,
_Jason Walker
November 30 2010
Dear Santa,
How are your randeas
doing? How are you dow-
ing? How are the elvs dow-
ing? How is mis. clas dow-
ing? Santa I want a gitar
and a drum set. Thank you
santa! Ps love you

u make it Dear Santa Claus
rth pole How are you doing
s. Iw ant Santa? Santa Claus what
PS3 for are you doing at the North
nd paper Pole? I bet you and your
ck it" on elves are making a lot of
toys. I've gave my teacher
ur Frind, mrs. Pace a cutte littJe.
y Griffis drawing and it said I love
you. I want two things for
11-30-10 Chrismas. One thing I want
is Make-up. Second thing I
doing? I want is a cute puppy. I hope
I? How is you bring my presents
e ok? I Santa Claus. Merry
nd a weii Chrismas Santa Claus!
is your I Love you.

Dear Santa,
am I on the nody list? Is
Rudolph still their? I want
a play Staishon 3 and a true
crime game and a grand the
thet hotol. I also want an
Xbox 360 and the ablty to
read faster than iney body.
Say hi for me to your eves.
Your fan,
Javier Figueroa
Dear Santa
How are you? How many
reindeer do you have? I
made you a present. I love
you santa. I would like a
bycikel, a new wii game, a
big doll house and ago go
my walking puppy. Merry
Jessica Huckaby

bear Santa Claus,
Hi my name is Jesus
Leon. How many reindeer
do you have? I want a big
pak of pokemon cards for
cHristmas. And a puppy to.
I like cHristmas so much to
much. I been good to my
sister. I gave her my toys
and my moves to. I am going
to gev you cookes so you
could eat for cHristmas. I
like you. Is Rudolph rel.
And do your randeer rely
fly in the skie? Does
Rudolph fly to
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How are you? Are you
doing well! Are your rein-
deers doing good? All I
want for christmas is
boots, nails, pillow pet lady-
bug, Justin Beiber CD,
Stroler, cradle, mirror, gui-
tar Acoustic, pink laptop,
makeup, Sperrys, tpod!
Christmas is my favorite
haoiday! I wish y ou a mary
christmas i wish you mary
christmas and a happy new
your friend,
Erikah Holley
bear Santa Claus,
How are you? I hope you
are doing good. How many ,
reindeers do you have?
How do your reindeers fly? ,
i work hard in school. I do
my homework when my
teacher tell me. I want two
pillow pets It is a unicorn
and dolphin. And I would like
a pijama about Hannah
Montana. And I would like
books about. Christmas.
And I would like a doll
about Barbie. And neckle-
ses I want two of them and
d braclet. And I would like
baby Alive. Ho Ho Ho
Merry Christmas!
Love, Leimy

bear Santa
How are you? I hop that
you are Doing good. AM I
on the notte lis yes or no? I
clein my room and my mom
room and my dads room and
th porch. here will be a
presents under the tree
for you Santa Claus. I Dont
known to speel your last
name but that will be all
Right. Can you Bring me a
noow gaters charsee Pleas?
Meay christmas. Ho, Ho,
Ho, Ho,?
Hunter Waters
Dear Santa claus,
How are you doing? How
is Roboloph? How are your
elfs?"How is Mrs. Claus? I
like your Raindeer. I love
you Santa Claus. I have Bin
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Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? How many
elves do you have? How
many cookies would you
like? I help people every
day. Well I don't now what
I want but when I do I will
tell you. How is Mrs. Claus.
Is Rudolph's nose still
glowwing? How do Mrs.
lauses cookies taest? I
would like a T.V. laptop, a
lot of makeup and apilow
pet dophen! CHRISMAS is
my favortie Holiday! I wish
Christian Montanez
Dear Santa,
How are you doing in the
Northpole? Christmas is my
favorite holiday, christmas
is fun. I whant football
gloves for Christmas. I
want a baseball bat for
Christmas and some games.
Pleas bring me a new foot-
Sant I what a new bas-
ketball for Christmas too. i
whant a armey truck and a
PSP and a new Playstason
marry Christmas Santa
Clas ho ho ho
Logan McGinnis
Dear Santa Clos,
How are you? i hop you
are doing good. How are yur
howpers? How do you mace
lots of tois? I hop you like
the orios because that is
wat I going to giv you to
eat. Santa for christmas I
wan a car with a rimote
control and a per of pants
with to sherts and sum
koorees Santa i'm doing
good at the school. I'm
good to at my huos to. if I
do good at my huos and at
school you will bring me all
of dose things
yas or no pic a ansr.
Bryan Paniagua

Dear Santa Claus
How are you Santa
Claus? How many elves do
you have? How .many rein-
deer do you have? I have
been so good this year. i
been nice to my friend
Leimy. how do your rein-
deers fly. Are they magic?
My favorite holloday is
December and you are my
favorite person Santa Claus
I worked so hard in school.
I would like one pillow pet.
it is a unicorn and a barbie
and a baby alive and a bike
and a neckles and earings a
braclet. Ho Ho Merry
Alma Sanchez
Dear Santa Claus
You are my favorite per-
son. How are the Deers?
Am I on the good or bad
list? I will try to give you
some cookies. Chrismas is my
favrit holiday. How is
rudolph? it is a time to be
jolly Santa Claus. How can
the deers fly? I hope you
bring me a present. I want
an Ipod touch that's all I
Carlos Ruiz

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? How
is Rudolph? I'm working
hard at school and my mom
and dad let me and Hoke
open our stockings. we goat
candy and games and other
stuff. Me and Hake were
excided. But I don't know
what is wrapped for me and
Hoke. I know you are my
mom and dad. My mom and"
dad said you are not real.
Mary Christmas Santa
Claus! Ho, Ho, Ho!
Samantha Hardin

Dear Santa Claus
How are you and your
elfs and Mrs. Claus? How is
the North Pole? How is
Rudolph and the other rein-
deers? I have been good
this year. I have been
cleaning the porch and the
backyard. What I want for
Christmas is a badrey
humer, and a badrey four
wiler, i also want a badrey
race car, and a badrey
jeep, and a costoom just
ike yours, and a ds, ps2,
and a wii, and a dsi, a play
stayson 2, and a
playstayson 3, and a pant
set, and a guitar, and a pare
of base Ball shoes, and
football shoes, and a fack
billding with fack wood and
that and the fack change
saw with a cass, and a drum
set, and a pool table.
Your friend,
Andy Medina


Dear Santa,
I am Alitzah Aleman. I
am 9 years old. I am in 2nd
Grade. I am going to tell
you wate I want for
Christmas is DSi. I want it
pihk and an I Pod touht, and
Baskit Ball Shoes.
Love Your Frand,
Alitzah Aleman
Dear Santa,
My name is Makayla-
MaCedo-Banda and I am 7
uears old. This year I want
a DSi and a I pod and head
phones and I think you are
real. I want a game for the
DSi and a box for the
g ames and the stick for the
i. The Last thing I want
is a computer. The Coler
DSi is pink..
Have a Happy
Merry Chistmas,
Makayla Banda

Dear Santa,
My name is Gage. I live
on Mainstret. On house
nuder 375. My nuder is
375-2729. I am 7 years
old. I have a sister and she
is 9 years old. My mom is
23 years old and my dad is
31 years ol. That is my fam-
My teacher is Mrs..
Rodriguez. I want to get a
DSi and I want a laptop and
a gril hamster and a raibt
for chrismas and a hors and
a 9 s.
lhat is all I want for
Gage to Santa
Gage Camacho

Dear Santa
My name is Caleb. I am 7
yrs. old. I would like for
Christmas a Pellt gun with
pellets, flat heads an phillip
heads. I want a orange and
blue scope. I would like a
red and garnet gold I phone
4 with web and text and it
cost 410$ Merry Christmas
Your friend,
Caleb Block
bear Santa
I Love You Santa and I
want to tell you some thing.
I want to tell you some-
thing, I rily, rily, want a
DSi.iPleas can I have a for-
weller Please, Please! Can I
have a JB doll Please! Can I
have a I Phone and a I Pod
Please, Please, Please,
Please, Please. I am begging
you I blive in yo-u
romess. I blive in you and
promess you are real and
I love rodeoff he is the
cuts and the switest and
the cuts boy.
Love always
Brandi Jackson
Dear Santa,
My name is Riley Justiss
I live on C. Davis Road my
P.O. Box is 1223. i think you
are sooo funny. First, what
I would like on Chrismas
Eve is 3 marker bards
please can I tell you the
colors I would like red,
gree, blue, black, adn light
green. And here's something
I really want a BLIZZARED
MAKER!!! you are the best!
You Are Awsome!!!
I cannot wait for the best
evening of my live!
Riley Justiss
Dear Santa my name is
Bictor Molina I am 8. I live
in Wauchula and I want a
wii and Epick Mickey and a
Play Station 3 and a DS
New Super Mario Bros.
Your my favirote
Bictor Molina

My name is Ian Rilee
Miro i livin Flored. Ken you
Bring me a Spynet? Santa
do you rilee havE a deer
that has agloeing noes?
P.S. I no you are real
Ian Miro
Dear Santa
Hollo Santa. My name is
Terrell. Do you want what
for Christmas yes ok?
What I live at the Valencia
garden a 101 now I will tell
you I want a toy motorcycle
and a air plane and tron
that is all. merry Christmas
Santa Clause I love You
Santa and Mrs. Rodriguez.
Your friend
Terrell Patton
Dear Santa
My name is ElizaBeth
Ramirez I am 8 years old I
live in wauchula Fl 33873
809 South Ave
This year I want 3 things
for Christmas I want a pink
Real Ninindo DSi with
camra and a Real I phon and
a I pod touch I fought to
tell you I want some game
and a Box of game's for the
Ninindo DSi. merry
Hope you have a good
Christmas bay.
ElizaBeth Ramirez

Dear Santa
My Name is Gaby
Velasquez. I am in Mrs.
Rodriquez class in 2 grade.
What I want for christmas
is not that much money is
only a Little First I want a
Pelo Pet and a DSi. Next I
want a ZuZu Pet with
everything on it. Last I
want a Wii. i wish you have
so much fun like me in
christmas. I love you and
your raindear.
I Love You,
Gaby Velasquez

Dear Santa
My name is Kaylee
Ybarra and I'm 7 years old
and I have nice friend, and
do you think they get pres-
ents? I hope they do. Do
you want to know what I

want for Christmas I would
want a baby alive, ice crea
blizzared-maker, baby doll
and for Games. I want a
Nintendo D.S.I., X box
360, knecket, Wii, and a
P.S.P. and do you know that
deer and his name is rood-
off the red nose reindeer.
Kaylee Ybarra

Dear Santa
Hi my name is Damyan
Carlton im 7 years old I live
in wauchula. This is some of
the things I want for chir-
mis. This is one of the
presents I want a I pod
and a mario Game for my
DSi no no I forgot to tell
you my phon number 781-
1859 that is my mom phpon
number. I hope you have a
great chirmis santa claws.
Da'Myah Carlton
Dear Santa
My name is Diego and I
am 8 years old. I live in
Wauchula. Now let me tel
you what I want for
Christmas. First, I want an
ePic Mickey that has some
cool games. Next, I want a
bike that I saw at Wal-
Mart. it is a light brown and
red mountain bike.
Your freind
Diego P. Garcia

bear Santa
My Name is Melisa Segin.
I live in Valencia Apt. B-
203 I want alot of things
for Christmas.
First, I want to tell you
what I really want for
Christmas! i want a scooter
and a DSi (a red one) now
that's cool! So do you Know
what I want for christmas?
I want a Wii so you can
move around. I love Santa.
I wish you a Happy
Melisa Segin

Dear Santa
My name is Rakeim and
live in a House my number
is 875 Chamberlain. First I
want toys and cloths and
shoes, shirts, and a ipod
and every thing from my
mom. Two more things I
want a four weeler and
Jewelry that's it have
Love olays
Rakeim Baker

Mrg. y


Dear Santclaus,'
My name is Ruben. I am 8
years old. I am a Boy. i live
in Wauchul, Florida. Could
you please check your list
to see if i bee notey or
nice. I think i been nice this
year. I will really like a DSi
because it has a camer and
games. Mext, I will like a
phone because I never had
one before. Last, i will really
like computer because My
mom doesn't let me play on
it. How do you Kno were we
live. Can i have one of your
elf's please.Love,
Ruben Perez

bear Santa,
I wot a DS and I wot it
to be pick. Then I wot a zoo
zoo pet and I wot it to be
brow and black. last, I wot
a brabra with black hir a
ering and sum dres with
flwors and hrt.
Love Crystal Richardson
to Sannui
Dear Santa claws
My name is Lizbeth and I
am years old I am a girl
and i live in Waltchala flori-
da could you pleas check
your list to see if I have
been nody or nice I think I
have been nice this year.
first I want a DSi and next
I want a laptop and third a
jacket and last a bare.
Lizbeth Morales

Dear Santa Claus
My name is Joseph and I
am years old and I am a
boy I live in waucula Flioda
could you pizz check your
list to check if I been nody
or nics I thank i've been

nics this year frist I whant
a PSP Next, I what a Pet
Dog Last I whant a XBox
360 wants all your rain
ders nams
Joseph Perez

begr Santaclos,
My name is Cami I am 7
year old. What do you do at
your work shop? How many
evis do you got?
First, I wan a checkbord.
Next, I want a teuscope.
Last, I want a cradle.
Cameron Kilpatrick

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Juana and I
am 8 I am a girle I Live in
Wauchul Florde Could you
pies check your list to see
if I ben nice or noty It hink
I have Ben nice thes year
first I wood like a play
stayshin 3 and Nexs I wood
like a pool afer a moater
sickae last I wood like a Big
house. Dear Santou claus
how do you mack all the
stof out of and how Do you
Do It? Dear Santa Close
how little are the elfs.
Wate is your rell name
Juana Calderon

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Hunter. And
I am 9 years old. I am a boy
and I live in Wauchual
florida. Ckude you please
check your list to ssee if I
was noty or nice. I think I
was nice this year. I will
really want a ds for christ-
mas. Because everybody
has one. Next I want a Lego
Halo Because i love Legos.
last, I want a call of duty 4.
Because I love shouting
games. How can you put
presetns on the tree in one
day. What do you do with
your workshop.
Hunter Harris
Dear Santa Claus
My namfe is Jovanie an I
am 9 years olb. I am a boy. I
live in Wachula floriba. Cub
you plese chak on yor list if
I was nise. I think I hav bin
nice This yar First I wulb
like a rimot control car dat
laits and sings. next i wulb
like a game that's culb Hot
weels for my Playstayshun.
last I wulb like a rng for my
momy. How bo you Bo toys?
Jovanie Paniagua
Dear Santa Claws,
My name is Zharia. I am
eight years old. I am a girl.
I live in Wachula florida.
Could you please check your
list to see if I have been
noddy or nice this year.
First, I want a DSi. Next, I
want zoo zoo pets. Last, I
want a babyalive. What are
your raindeers name? How
do you deliver all the
Zharia Cook
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Joel A and I
am 8 years old. I am a boy
and I Live in Waulchala, Fl.
I think I has been good
this year. Can you check if
I'm nice or noty. First, I
would like a XBox 360 the
black one. Next, I would
like a DS and games for it.
Last, I want a puppy but a
real one please. How do
your rain deer fly and what
do you cary the gifts in?
Joel Alvarez
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Emma and I
am 8 years old I am a girl I
live in Walchala. Can you
chek your list to see if I
had been noty or nice I
think I had been nice this
year. First, I want a D.S.I.
So I can record things.
Next, I want a i-Pod so I
can lisen to it all day. Last,
I want a skatbord so I can
do tricks. When is your
birthday and how many elfs
do you have. This will be a
good year!
Love, Emma

bear Santa,
My name is Joel. 0 I am
7 years old I am a boy I live
in whachala florda. Could
you please check your list
to see if i been nice or
notey. I think I have been
nice this year, first, I want
for chrismis is a D.S.i
Next, I want a IPod touch
last, I want is a IPad. What
is your wifes name.
Joel Oliva
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Cykeria I'm 8
yeast old I'm a Girl and I
live in Whachla Florda can
you plese chek and see if I
was being nody or nice can
I have a DSi and a zoo zoo
pet and a pool and a water
slide plese thank you.
Love Cykeria
CyKeria Melton

Dear Sant Cloas,
My name is mariela I am
7 years old. I am a girl i live
in Florida WAuchula it is so
cold can you check your list
Please to see if I been nody
or nice i think i been nice
this year. First, i wood like
a dsi. Next i would like a
camera. last i would like my
own T.V. i would like it big
because i want to Put it in
my room. How many rain
deers do you. have? How do
you know are house? How
do you fly in the night?
Love Sant Cloas because he
brings us presents Love
Love, Mariela
Torres Martinez
Dear Santa Claus,
I have been a good little
girl this year. I am doing
very very very very good
this year. I hope you are
doing good at the North
Pole. Is it cold at the North
Pole? Are you coming to my
house on Christmas eev?I
want three things for,
christmas. I want a dog. I
want a hamster and a dress
and high hills. I hope you
have a happy christmas in
the North Pole. Tell Mrs.
Claus that I said have a
merry christmas.
Monika Poucher
bear Santa claus,
My name is Jocelyn. I am
8 years old. I am a girl. I
Live in wuchula, florida. can
you pies check your list, to
see of I am note your nies.
I thek I was vere nice thes
ear. I will rele like a bieck
ekese so I can ride it.
Niex, I will rele like som
DS game and a pin. list I
will rele like sum the for my
mom like a pers. how meny
Ifes do you got. how do you
no were we live.
Jocelyn Villarreal

Dear Santa,
I want a
X Box 360
N Soosh (new shoes)
Nir toy (nerf toy
Noo pak pak(new backpack)
cinpoodr (computer)
Love Ronae


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Dear, Santa Class
For Chrismiss I want a
Go Go pet I will take her
for a Whalk. I will feed her
and I will take bath. and
Rudy wants a punching bag
cuase he wants two be
strong. and my sister she
is a baby she wants a baby
doll and my mom wants a
happy family. thank you so
much. I Love you so much.
yaer friend
Emma Arizmendi
Dear Santa Claws,
How are you doing Santa
are you been good? What
as Mrs. claws been making
for you? Did she make you
cookies and hot chocolate?
Santa I have been good
this year. I helped my mom
wash stuff. And put stuff
on are tree. Santa can you
bring me a new bike. And
bring a new Dora toy for
my little sister and for me
a jet and for my mom a
man. I love me tedy Bare
and a cute littler pupy lit-
tler bit of gold. Santa I
hope you bing me that.
Santa I hope you bing me
Your friend,
Katelynn Bolin
Dear Santclos,
How are you? i been good
this year. How are your
elfs? What are you Doing
for Christmas this year? is
Mrs. Clos backing cookies
for you and your elfs to?
when is your Birthday and
is Mrs. Clos Doing good this
year What are you getting
for Christus. What I won't
for cristnes is a little
puppy because they are so
swet and thay like to play
so much and pies give my
Brothre a new Pspe
because he lost his pspe
and thank you for the
presins that you gave me
and my family last year and
the presins this year.
your friend
Desenia Barcenas

Dear Santa Claus
how are you doing? How
is Mrs. Claus doing? I have
been very good This year?
I am being nice? I am try-
ing not to pull a card? How
is roudough doing? How is
your day? I am helping my
family getting money? Can I
please have a Wii, a game
box, a remote control car?
Thank you for the giftes I
will leave you some milk and
Your friend,
Ramon DeSantiago
Dear Santa Claus.
can your elf's make a
mote control car. Do You
Like that choclte. I was
good at home shcool and my
granmals. These are All the
things i want for chrismas
a toy car and pledypends
super mario gloxy 2 Will air
plan toy boat toy action
figure DSi mote control car
marbleset, basketball ball
bass books movies over the
head dirt bik and last a ds.
thakyou for beading this
Your friend
kevin hansen



bear Santa Claws,
How do you make pres-
ents? How do the elfs make
cars? How do te raindeers
fly? I am helping my dad
mowing the yard and I am
helping my dad picking the
brocks on the house and I
would Like to have a DSiXL
and Zhu Zhu pet and pur-
fume and fake nails then
thank you
I will Leave you some
cookies and some choco-
,tate milk on our table for
you and have a yorderful
Christmas and thank you
for the presents.
Your friend,
Alexis Deleon

Dear, Santa claus
Do you like your job? Do
you like hot chocolate and
rasen cooiks? I been good
by helping my grandma put
her tree and decrate her
tree for christmas. I did
the launder for my mom. A
please for christmas i want
a horse and please the
equipment for the horse
please. And please give my
dad some new glases pease.
And please for my mom give
her some old anteck stuff.
Thank you for this stuff.
When you come I will give
you some rasen cooiks with
some milk thanks a lot!
your friend
Darla Joe Harned
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? Are your
reindeer ok? will you tell
me what your going to give
me? I have been good this
year. I'm helping my family
a lot. Because I do cooking
and cleaning in my house. I
would like some D.s games.
and a wii and wii games. And
I would like-a fish. Im going
to leave you so brownies and
sweet tean. Happy
Christmas Santa Claus. And
thank you for all the pres-
ents from last Christmas.
Your friend,
Morgan hellein

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing up in
north qloul is miss cloth
making Hot Clociet for you.
I want for crismas a kits
tool box to billd my tree
hose so me and my Best
friend Santa Cloth up in
north pole. are you cold,
will give you a present it is
a loket for you. i am so
happy i wish i wold end in a
happy ending, i also wan to
be a elf to help you to get
the wrak dun faster and
easer i love you santa claus.
Vicente Lagnuas Vargas

Dear Santa Claus,
How is it like in the Noth
Pole? Do you go around the
world even if it is hot or
cood? Do you like hot chlit?
I help my mom by taking
care of my brothers. I help
my mom mop the fool and
broum. Can you please give
me a X-box 360 and a DSi
and a Go! Go! pet. Thank you
for this I wil leaf you some
cookes and sweet tee Next
yarn sead me the names of
the reindeer and tell Mrs.
Claus that how is she and
ask her this question does
she make cookes tell her
that she is nice to you
Santa Claus!



Your friend
ra Solis Perez


bear, Santa Claus,
how does the dears fly?
How does the Elfs make
presents? Do you pump kin
pie? I like to be nice to my
sister. I pick things up by
my sister that she dropeps
on the flor. I hellpt my
mom she loves me i got her
a big present for my mom
for chrismes. She Loves
the gift to her. she loves
me so much for the gift. I
would like to have a puppy
and puppy cloeas please. I
wish i got a hoge from you.
And a video Doll. I give
presents for my mom an
arley and Kailah and
friends like Star Marley
Darla and Alexis and Abby
and Morgan Emma and the
other Emma and Victorian.
do you like me?
your friend
Madison C. White

Dear Santa Claus,
How Do you elfs make
toys? And how do you fly?
Can I please have a BMX
mongoos with pegs. Or a
Xbox 360 with some games.
Santa I love you very
mutch and my family. And
my brother Quinton wants
a bike a mongoos with red
pegs. And a play station 3.
And santa please please get
me a dimone ring for my
mom. And Santa you know
what I ,will leave some
cookies in milke okay by
santa claus your friend
Jordan. Merry Chrismas
and a happy happy happy
happy Ne year. And every
bidy has to have I and my
mom wishes to have Kyley
back please please please
please please please!
Your friend
Jordan Yates

bear Santa Claus,
How have you been. do
you still have your randear.
I have been good cuse I
haven't move a card. I been
helping my family pick up
trash. I wold like a fark
shark. and I wol'd like a
fork mocutro fulowerler. I
wold like a game called
moplly. I would like some
books to read chapters,
and I wold like some math
flash cards, and I wold like
a callear. I would save you
cookies when you come to
my houss and I frogot
somthig milk sowe yo drike
with your cookies and I
holp you cold bring my stuf
that I wonet it will be
great. and I been listling to
my teacher where she says
put that away and put that
back a pick it up and I am
nice to my friends.
Your friend
Marcos Florez Martinez

Dear Santa Claus
Do you ilke hot-choclit
and cookes. do you like
sleds. Can you bring me A
nice presinit I am helping
my mom cook in the
kichend. is it cold over
thare I want a laptop a cop-
uter I want a pink room
better than my cuszends
room I want lots and lots of
Books. thank you claus.?
and i will leve you some
choclit cookeiys and
achoclit milk
Your freind
Victorian Rodriguez

Dear Santa
How have you been this
year? I have been good this
year. I whish I can go to
the North Ploe. I been
good all this year. I won't a
bike for christmas.
your friend
Princess Luna

Dear Santa Claus,
Hqw do you get in the
house with out making noise.
Santa Claus i have been
good this year. I have ben
taking of my belly.
I rot you where riding on
your sled with your rain-
deer and coming to are
Want Santa Claws a DSi
games and i want a motor-
Your friend
Ellis Hodges

Dear Santa,
How are you?
Mr. santa I hope you
leave me some good gifts.
Anything you want to give
me is fine. How is Mrs.
Clause? How are your rain-
deers. I hope you have a
good year.
Bruce Baughmans
Dear Santa Claus,
I wish that You could
bring me an MP3 touch an
ipold touch and a cellphone
that it is real. I wish I
could get on your sleigh and
have fun with you. Id like
to see Rudolph and all of
the reindeers too. I want
to know their names. Want
to have lots of presets. I
hope I Get a lot of pres-
ents this year.
to Santa claus
Rachel Nolasco
Dear Santa Claus,
I was good with my
brother and sister. last
sunday I was helping my
mom. How are you? Are you
going to bring presents for
me? I'd really like a com-
puter if you bring it. And a
Lizberth Ramirez De

Dear Santa,
How did Rudolph get a
red nose? I know he was
born with a red nose, but
none of the reindeer in his
family had a red nose.
Santa I wish I could see
you in person so I could see
what you really look like. I
have a lot of things I want
for Christmas, ut the
thing I want the most is
for my family to have a
great Christmas. I hope
you have a good Christmas
too, Santa. I wish everyone
at the North Pole a Merry
Your friend,
Lindsey Garner

Dear Santa Clas,
How are you in the North
Pole? Can I have a bike? Do
you have a best friend?
ow do you fly? You go to
New York? How do you
make toys? what is your
favorite color? How are
you? Do you have a pet?
What do you eat? Do you
sleep? H old are you? Do
you eat a lot? and Merry
Merry Christmas.
Your friend,
Marcos Aguilar Velasco
Dear Santa Claus,
I like the gift that you
gave me and pies give me a
X box 360 and a Robot toy
because I like those toys.
merry christmas.

bear Santa Claus,
I like your presents a lot.
You are special and you are
real, and I like you a lot!
Do you have a dog named
Santa paws? yes or no I
like dogs a lot but I can't
get a dog because my dog
Merry Christmas!
I'll see you soon, Santa

Allena lee
Dear Santa Claus.
Hi Santa. I want
rt. an iod an and o
That is all I want I

Dear Santa,
I want an i-Pod,
I'd also like a rec
and a guitar. How a
Where elves come
how is Mrs. Claus.
wish you could brin


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have to

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I really
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Dear Santa,
I was a little naughty, I
am sorry, I was.
I never got a gift from
you. I will always be good on
Christmas Eve. I hope you
will give me a special gift. i
can't wait until Christmas I
will Have a great day. You
and Rudolph make a great
team for Christmas.
Merry Christmas,
Nevaen Gonzales

Dear Santa,
How are you? I think The
toys you make are Special.
Its special because you
give people good presents.
Last year you gave me a
ood present
Merry Christmas Santa
Gabriela Anselma

Dear Santa Claus,
How did you make all the
reindeer fly? Why does
Rudolph have a shiny nose?
Am I on the nice list? I
want toys for Christmas.
How is Rudolph?
Merry Christmas Santa
Your friend,
Cheyanne Longoria
Dear Santa Claws.
How are you? Whats it
like in the North Pole. Ive
been good this year. All I
want is a shrek movie.
Your Friend,
Ryan Romero

Dear Santclaus,
Santa Claus thank You
that You buy things forme
and all of the town. How
are you Santa? How are
your eight reindeer?
Are You my best friend?
Yes or no?
I like your raindeerv9
I love You Santa I999
I really want a ladtaq for
Christmas I really want a I
qod touch and a DSL 3 If
you buy these three things
say thank you with all of my
hart. Merry ChristmasV.
Maria Cardoza
Dear Santaclaus.
Hi Santa. I want a goko-
rt an iod an and an x-Box
That is all I wunt
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Dear Santa Claus,
I'd like to ask you some
questions. How old are you?
First, how are you? Next,
how do you make the toys?
Last, I'd like to ask for a
reindeer, a car, a horse and
some gum.
That's what I want.
Merry Christmas,
Tyler Hooten

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? I think the
toys you make are fantas-
tic!! We konw we've been
naughty sometimes but
later you know we will get
better. I've always wanted
a ipotouch and a camera.
How is your family? How
-are your reindeer doing?
What is it like living in the
North Pole? I bet you it's
really really cold Brrrrrrrrl!l
You should get some hot
and yummy chocolate!!!!
Mmmmmmmm!! How old are
you and how old is Mrs.
Claus? Do you go to sleep at
night or do you work and
work on making toys? Well
I hope you answer all of my
questions. I can not wait
until Christmas. I wish you
a Merry Christmas and a;
happy New year!!!! Ho H-
Ho Ho!!!!.
Keyla Romero.


bear Santa,
Hello! How is the NorthK
Pole? How is Mrs. Claws?'
How are the elves? Howv:
are the reindeers? How are,:
the presents going? Arei:
you having a great:
Christmas? May I ask yogi:
what I want for Christmas..
i want new dolls and new:
close. I want a guitar too;;
Have a great Christmas! IL
will try to be good. L:
Kala Carmond:
bear Santa,
Hello Santa! How are you
doing santa? I can't wait
untilChrismis. But now I
ho e Mrs. Claws and the
el fs are doing well too. I
want to tell you what I
want for Christmis. I want
a I pod touch phone, cup-
cakebaker, kodak camera,
Moxie girls with the snow
Blizard maker, spearese,
and a picture of you and
Mrs. Claws and the elfs and
reindeers. I hope i get
those things I wrote on my
list. i will be so good every-
where I go. I love you and
Mrs. Claws and the elfs and
Kiara Coronado
Dear Santa,
Hi Santa! How is Mrs.
Claus? I can't believe it is
snowing! how are the rain-
deers? Are the eleves
good? Is it really cold Santa
claus? How are you? Are
you having a fun time at
the North pole? Santa I
want a pellow pet and shoes
and some T shirts. If you
bring my present i will be
on my best be haver and
won't pull my card. -
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Dear Santa,
Howdy Santa! How are
the reindeer including,
Rudolph? How are you and
Mrs. claus? Santa may I
have a new blaeblade,
Baklgon, Baklgon geer, and
a guitar? Are the elves
working hard? How is the
North Poll? is it hot or
cold? Am I on the noty list
or the good list? Do you
ever shave? I hope you
have a mery Christmis.
Ho. Ho. Ho.
your friend
Cole Hines
Dear Santa,
Hello! How are you
doing? Are you ready for
Chrismas? What I want for
Chrismas is a remote con-
trol helicopter, wii games
and PSP Games and bs
Games. I will all ways
believe in in you. I will be
good for my mom and bad.
ave a good chrismas.
Dawson Hanchey

bear Santa
Howdy! How is the north
ole? Is it great up there?
will let you have milk and
let you have cookies and a
book to read. I want the
two Zu Zu pets games for
christmas presents. And I
also want to have a piggy
bank. And have a good
merry Christmas. I am
going to be good this year!
Skylar Tatum
bear Santa
Hello! Santa how is Mrs.
Claws and the elfs? How is
Rudolph and the other
Raineer? Now I would like
to tell you what I want for
Christmas. I want a
pitchure of Mrs. Claws, the
reindeer, elfs and you. next
i want slippers and a under-
water camra. I hope you
have a great Christmas this
year at the north pole!
Sailor Ullrich
Ho, Ho, Ho, merry
Chrismas. I hope you have a
grate merry chrismas I
hope you have a great year.
How is miss claus? I want
a fone and a Golden Chane.
I want a jacket. How is the
reindeer adn the elfs? I
love chrismas and I will be
very, very, good to my
teacher adn one more
thing. I want to tell you I
want a X-Box 360.
Giovanni Valdez
Hello Santa! Is it cold at
the northpole? How is your
day? How are your rainder
and Roodof doing? I belive
in you Santa Clas. How is
Mis Clas? How do you get in
peopels howses? Can you
bring me sum presents?
Can you bring me a toy gun
and sum more toys like two
pillo pets? Have a nice
Gerardo Valerio

Dear Santao
Hello! How is Rudolph and
the elves? I can't belive it
is Chrismas. is it cold.
Santa why do you where a
red suit? I think Rudolph is,
cute. Santa how bright is
Rudolph's nose? Santa is
cookes the only food you
like? Santa can you plese
give me a tedebear. Santa I
will be very, very, very
Have a good Chrismas!
Laynee Henry

Dear Santa,
Hi! I can't believe it is
Chistmas already! How are
all the rainder doing? I
hope you are all well. May i
please have a drawing book,
and a toy horse, that is all I
want. i just know you can't
wait for Christmas! I hope
you have a wonderful
Lucy Stone

Dear Santo
Ho! Ho! Ho!
merry Christmas!
How are the elves? How
is Mrs Claus? How are the
reindeer? IS Rudoph ok? I
can't wait until Christmas!
Oh it is Christmas! For
Chriistmas I would like
jeans. i would like smack-
down vs. Rawzolland 2010
for PS2. for christmas i
would also like a toy elf and
reindeer. I will be good.
Have a merry christmas
Your friend,
Ethan Sanchez
Dear Santa
Hi Santa! How do you do?
How is ruddph? I hope he
has been good. Is Mrs.
Santa claws home on
Christmas? I wish for a
digital lancher. Also please
bring a sJrtte ripcord and a
beybladd. Jso please bring
me a cooking set. Thank you
Santa for coming. Give a
kiss to mrs. Santa Claws.
Please don't forget to give
a present to someone speshl.
I think your real. I will not
be bad. I will be very, very,
very, very good. I will be
.super good.
Parker Sasser
Dear Santa
HI Santa! What are your
favrit colors? Mine are pink
and black. Do you and the
rain deer get along togeth-
er? Plese can you get me an
ipod and some dog toys and
dog close please. And an
orange and blue shirt
please. Also some dog
trets. I hope I have my
presents. Thank you Santa
claus! Bye! Miss you!
Your friend,
Dear Santa
Hi! I can't believe it is
really Christmas. How is
Miss Clos and Rudolph?
Also the elves? Please,
please could I get a game?
The game I want is called
halo 3 and Bomber man.
Also a puppy and a kitty. I
will be good. I hope you
have a marry Christmas! Ho
Ho Ho Marry Christmas!
Stanley Severe

Dear Santa
Hello! How have you been
doing Santao? I believe in
you. I love you santa claws.
Are things going good
Santa? I want an ipod. You
are cool. You are funny., i
love your reindeer, what is
your favirte elf? I love
Christmas! I will be good.
Emery Smith
Hello! How are the pres-
ents going Santa Claus?
how is Mrs. Claus? Ho, Ho,
Ho, Merry Christmas Santa
claus. I hope I have a won-
derful Chistmasday. Please
bring me a present. I feel
Happy for you. Santa Claus
Can you come to school with
us? Can everyone see you?
I like Chistmas now. and
you are the best Santa
Claus ever. i want some-
thing for Chistmas a Barbie
doll, Moxe girls, gitar, and
video girl. I will be good.
Merry Chistmas Santa.
Estella St. Fort

Hi! How are you in the
North Pole? Is it cold? I
please want a phone and a
cool, cool bike. Also apuzzle
and little toys like a dog
and a horse. I will be good
and nice to my teacher and
very good to my friends in
class. I hope you have a
good Christmas Eve!
Seth McCall

Mrs. i


Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer. I
sure hope Mrs. Claus is tak-
ing good care of you for
your long trip.
First, I would pleas want
to have a dsi and American
doll, a i Podtouch, vera
bradly lunch box, fourwiler,
I will leave you some

Dear santa,
How are you?
doing well? I
good this year.
I want for cri
wiler, playset,
zuzupet, pellowpi
house, compu
labtop, and a t
meet you santa a
I hope you ha

Dear Santa,
Ho! ho! ho! hay Santa,
how are your Rain Deer?
Are they fine?
For Christmas I want a
forwiller so I can ride. Can
I have two soccer goals,
and I would like traintoys
and a star wars lego. Can I
have a star wars light saver
that can light up? Can I
have a hunting hat becuae
we are hunting on
Saturday? Can I please
have play cars, for
Christmas? Can I .have a
0.S because Maddie jane
has one so you can play
games on the D.s. like skate
Have a good trip!
Your pal,
Owen Schroeder
bear Santa,
How are you? Is Mrs.
Claws taking care of your
reindeer? I sure hope so.
Santa are house is changed
into a cute house. I have
been a good girl this year. I
want a play kitchen, A toy
slide, speaking earrings,
doll, pink boots. I also want
a D.s. I will hear the bell
and I will cloes my eyes so
Santa can put the pressit
under the tree.
your friend,
Kassandra Jimenez'

Dear Santa,
How are you? How is
Rooduf the red nose rein-
deer? Santa I would like to
have a pink computer so I
wouldn't get bored and
have fun. Next, I would like
to have Nintendo DSI, to
have fun and play Marios
games. The third thing I
want is a hamster to play
with. Then i would like to
have a Wii to have so much
fun with my family. Then I
would like to have a sled to
'slide down hills. The sev-
enth thing want is a ring to
look good. the last thing I
want is a snow globe to
shake. Don't forget that I
live in Wauchula ninth
Love, Cali

Dear Santa
Ho ho ho! How is Misse.
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Riley Kate your randeers? I hoelp so.
Albritton I hoelp you have a safe
ride. What I want is a dsi
for chrismus and I want
Is roudof Maggie, squinkes, and also I
have been want a little pike cpooter,
and I wood rely like the
smis a ful- best chrismus evefy. don't
squenky, forget tell your elfs that I
et,3 story will have them a present
ter and too and I will have cookey
v, and to and millk for you.
nd roudof. I holep you bring a little
ive a safe white puppy for me. I love

Your pal,
Abby Duke

Marley Ureste

Dear Santa,
Ho! Ho!Ho! how is Mrs.
Clause? How are your elfs?
How are you doing? I'v been
a good girl this year. this is
what I want for chistmas.
iS a ipod touch, DSi and I
want pillow pet. I also want
a maxi girl set, a wii and a
labtop, and if you can fit it
in your sled I want you to
get me a saving set. Milk
and yummy choclet chip
cookies will be waiting on
the nice an set table.
your pal,
Alyssa Perez

Dear Santa,
What is your favorite
king of cookie? what is your
favorite kind of eggnog?
For christmas I want some
nerf guns. I also want a
dsixl and a a scooter. i'd
also want an ipod touch but
what I really want is agui-
tar. See you soon!
Your friend,
Carson Terrell

Dear Santa,
Ho! Ho! Ho!
How are you? How is
Mrs. Clulls? how is all the
Raindear and elffs? i have
ben a good girl this yere. so
these are the things I
wood like you to bring me.
Squinkies and a squinkes
case if that fits in your
Yep that is all I want.
I wood love you to eat my
Love, Karson

bear Santa,
How are you? How is
Mrs. Santa? Are the rein-
deer and elve's doing good?
Santa i want a cellphone, a
pair of hunting boots. One
of them boats with a pole. I
want a gold necklace, 3 bait
casters, 1 green, 1 silver
and 1 garnet. Santa would
you like cookies and hot
coco or cookies with milk?
you get to deside which one
ou want. Will you please
uy me the slog pelet rifle
please santa? I hope you
have a safe fly.
Your pal,
Tyler Jackson

bear Santa,
Ho ho ho hi Santa! How
are you? is it cold up in the
North Pole? Are your rain-
deer ready for the big
night? Are you ready for
the big night too? Did you
know I have been a super
duper girl? Now are you
ready for what I want? I
want a locket, a braclet, a
Bratz doll with magic snow,
and a 3 story Barbie house!
Rember I live right in front
of the soft ball field. Hope
you hav ea good flight!
your Bffe,
Haven Gray

Dear Santa,
How are you Doing is
Mrs. Claus doig good?
Please can Iget a monster
truck toy, Then I want a
big foot the monster, Dell's
computer, I want a car that
you control, I want a i-pod,
I want X-Box, I want
X=Box 360, Play stoin 2 and
3, Then that will be it for
me Santa Claus. I hope you
take care of Mrs. Claus
santa. Well good bye Santa.
I hope you and your rein-
deers have a safe trip!
your Pal,
Adam Torres
Dear Santa,
How are you? Is Mrs.
Cloz backing cookys? How
is your team? i ben a good
boy. I want a brannoo wii
spot wii disk and can you fit
a pelitfun in your sack?
Make shut that it is not
loaded. When you come can
you try to bring a
poketknife, blue nerf sords
and if your elves can mack a
forwiler. Can your elves
macke a gater, football wii
Have a nice trip!
Your friend,
Jace Bryan

Dear Santa,
How are you? I hope you
don't get cold. How are
your raindeers doing? Are
they doing great? I been a
good girl. So I would like a
bsi, and games, to go with
it I also like boots, to go
with all my outfits. I would
like a touch screen I pad,
with games. I would like
some smelly pincles,
because I early have any
at school. I would like some
games to go with my DSi, I
would like dress up games,
maryo, tangled to go with
my with my DSi, alsoo
cloths that means a nekolos
Your friend,
Zoe Garza

Dear Santa,
How are you? How is your
reindeers and mrs. Claus? I
have been a super great
?irl. I have been waiting
or christmas all year! I am
doing great at home. If I
am good mommy said that I
can get them. I will like a
toy kitchen for the tree
hou_+e. I will like a DSi So I
can take pictures of my
self.TI 'wnt a smart phone,
a lady bug pillow pet. I also
want a Wii game and calen-
der. I want a coke michen
and a christmas basket
with designs.
Your best friend,
Michelle Patterson

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Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas. How
are you? How is Mrs. Claus
and the reindeer? For
Christmas i would like a
magic or bees maker and I
would like a nentendo, DS a
liv girls, Katie and Sophie
the campsight. for christ-
mas again I would like an
american girl emily and a wil
the exersize game and
penbo. I would like a barbie
air plain and vacation set
together. Tell the elves and
reindeer I said hi. hope you
have a safe trip and tell
Mrs. claus I said hi to. See
Your friend,
Star Parker

Dear Santa,
Ho, ho ho How are you?
I'm doing fine. How is Mrs.
Clause? Is she taking really
good care of you? I really
hope so because you really
need her in your life. How
are your reindeer? So,
what I want for Christmas
is a pair of Santa earings,
ipod toch, sell phone, elet-
rice gitar, ice cream
machine, s u i n k e y s,
and a play souinq machine
that really works, Dsixl.
Those are all the things I
want for Christmas and
ome stuff for my family.
Have a safe trip Santa!
Your pal,
Eboni Lamy


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December 8, 2010
Dear Santa,
My Chrimas wish is to
have a new bike. And a new
birbe houe. The one birabe
pool set merry Chrismas.
from: Ana Ibanez

December 8, 2010
Dear santa I want a walking
baby doll and a computer a
car set and some high hills
a skuter a fellow pet that
is a dollfin and some
colthes and a dimmen ring
and some earrings and a
bracelet and some Justin
Biber shirts and a blankte.
Nevaeh Arguelles
Santa Letter
Santa I want a Hannah
Montana Braclit and I like a
bible Santa I Love you
santa I wanted a Horse toy
and a 5 Horse I lika shose
santa I will have a Bike
Santa I Love to have a toy
of a candadey dag I can
have a dog I see That I can
have for me I want a sat of
acosod I Love to have a
drees and I see wine I wont
is a gone I Love a nilqolish
Santa I will have a qicher
of Jesus.
Hannah Ramos

December 8, 2010
Dear Santa,
Please come to my house
to eat your deceashes
cookies and milk. I want a
Tv. I want a Dvb. I want a
cat and a dog. I want a pool.
I want a X box. I want a
pack of movies. I want a
pack of cD. I want a Poster
of Justen Beiner, that
what I want.
from Elvia Garcia

December 8, 2010
Dear Santa,
Would like a pillow pet.
That all I want.
Amy Reyna

December 13, 2010
Dear Santa,
How are thing goin in the
North pole. hi Im Chloe
Selph and for Christmas I
would like a Fur Real friends
cat that is called lulus
walking kitty and you can
get me anything else.
love Chloe Selph

December 8, 2010
Dear Santa,
I would like a password
journal. Because I had a
journal but my brother
scribled all over it so I
could not draw no more pic-
Brianna Rivers
December 8, 2010
Dear Santa I want for
christmas a Nintendo ds
for christmas?
Saul Salgado
December 8, 2010
bear Santa,
I want a rimowcentrole
car. and a skatbord. a bat-
man. a power ranger. and a
himer truck. and a lihgt up
gun. a video game. and a
ransformer truck. and a
xboc. psp. and a drum set.
Caleb Arana

Dear Santa,
I hope I find a present
under my Tree. I will leave
you cookies and milk. I hope
I hear the prancing hooves
on my roof.
Andrew Leal

December 9, 2010
Dear Santa,
You are one of my
favorite persons. I think
it's amazing how you can
make so many deliveries in
one night: I hope you have
so many good kids on your
list. I hope you are happy
this season. I hope you like
everybody's Chrismas
trees. And I hope you like
the cookies and milk they'
give you every year.
Chloe Martinez

Dear Santa,
This year I will make
chocolate Chip Cookies with
milk. Do you like chocolate
chip cookies? Yes or no.
This year I am going to my
Gandmather's house to cel-
ebrate christmas. My
christmas wish is to get a
new necklace. Merry
With Love Sara Ibanez

Dear Santa,
Christmas is coming up. I
have been being a Good girl
this year. I hope under my
tree there will be a fashion
barbie model doll, she has a
camera on her chest. And I
want other barbie dolls.
And a puppy and a puppy
for my sister Mia. I also
want a monster high vam-
pire doll, she has highlights
and I want other baby
dolls. Thats all I want, You
have a great christmas
Love Ellie Juarez

Dear Santa,
Are you real? Are you
going to bring me toys and
movies That I like? I like
Toy Story and Trans form-
ers the revenge of the fall-
en and iRobot and How to
Tran Your Dragon. Do you
have a slay and 8 Reindeer?
Phillip Kue

Dear Santa,
Please leave me a pres-
ent under my Christmas
tree. I will leave you some
cookies on my table that is
white. I go to sleep at at
9:00. Oh, I want a skate

Alan Fe

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Dear Santa,
This year has went by
fast. I would like to have
not wheels cars please. And
bring my brother a
Thnak you.
Hayden Mushrush

Dear Santa,
Santa Christmas is com-
ing soon. I wish I have
something for Christmas.
Tell me what you bring to
me. I'll be happy for what
you give me. Santa tell my
mom what I want. Please
tell her everything I want.
I would like a D.S.
Estefany Catalan

Dear Santa,
When I am fast asleep
with your pack you'll creep.
You'll bring joy to the peo-
ple. Will you bring me a
bike, a football and some
stuffed animals?
Zachary Estrada

bec. 10, 2010
Dear Santa,
What I want for christ-
mas is a toy doll that's
under my tree. Wrapped by.
Santa with my nam on it.
That santa gave to me.
especailly for christmas.
And I want Mp3 too please..
To Santa from
Acheline Delhomme

Dear Santa,
I've been a good this
year and what I want for
Christmas is a psp and a
new game for ps3 and a
remote control airplain. .
David Edwards.

Dear Santa,
It is almost Christmas.
I've been a good girl. I hope.
you give me a puppy to play,
with. I want a mother and a
baby. I want a baby doll and
something to ride on. I hope,
you and mrs clause. Have a,
merry christmas. Merry
Christmas to all at the
North Pole.
Raven Carlton

Dear Santa,
what I want for christ-
mas: -A DS, ipad and A
horsd, A cat, A dog, A
Friend, thank you.

December 8, 2010
Dear Santa,
Dear santa this year I
want you to bring me a
couple of clothes and shoes
and a bike and I promise I
will be a good girl this year
with my mom and I will trie
my best this year. At
school and I am going, to
visit santa clause with a
present and give him-a big
hug. and I am going to give
him money to buy him some
things and my brothers are
going to buy him some
clothes and my mom is
going to buy him some
clothes to. And give him
money and my who family
wnat to say hi to rudof the
reindeer and I wish you a
merry chrismas and all the
family take pictures with
santa clause.
Genoveva Carmona
December 9, 2010
bear Santa, I would like
a pillow pet And I bet it is
cold. And I love all of your
reindeer's and I love you I
hope you come by to my
house. My family is good to
me and I will always be
good I wish. You and your
reindeer's a merry chriss-
mas and your reindeer's
love yall.
Kayla Patterson
Dear Santa,
I want a Club Penguin toy
please and a Club Penguin
video game. Please bring me
a Sonic hat, or penguin pil-
low pet, Mario v. Donkey
Kong mini lands for my DS
and Mario action figures.
It would also be nice if you
could bring some presents
for my brothers too.
Merry Christmas,
Richard Sanders III
December 8, 2010
Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas
very much is a little baby kit-
ten and Please try to get me
one. I will be very good on
Christmas just for, you,
Santa Claus.
Isabel Calvillo
December 8, 2010
Dear Santa, This is what
I want for chrismas a toy
car and a toy mario and a
toy luige and a toy track
and a toy railroad track and
a toy train.
Kedrick Williams

Dec. 8, 2010
Dear Santa,
It is very cold at the
North pole. I won't you and
the reindeer to put a nin-
tendo DS, and a long sleeve
shirt and a beebee gun. In
the bag. I love you Santa.
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Dear Santa,
I will lay a plate on a
.table with cookies and a
glass of milk and a card
this is what it will say. I
want a ipod and a 46 phone
and the new skooter and I'
want all of my family to be'
there and I want to make a
circle around the christmas
tree and sing christmas
The end.
Adrian Juarez

Dear Santa,
I want for this year to
come to my house to leave
me presents for me and my
sisters and my brother. I
wish you could bring me a
bike and a jacket and
clothes and shoes. I will
wait for you on Christmas.
And I will put on the table
cookies and milk. And have
a good Christmas Santa.
Veronica Rivera

bear Santa,
I want a Card for chris-

Dear Santa,
for Christmas
p.s.p. and a pellot
ten slim jeens
more arr solft gu
also like a durt b
o Kart to and I
or Christmas s
crans and some ne
pensis to.

Dear Santa,
Santa how are you doing
have you had a good time at
you job? I would like a
jumprope and cloths and
shoes, and a new bike, I
would like an xb360 and a
microscope and a eltric
scooter and a gatar and
drums. I would like a psp
and games for my psps and
xbox 360. I would like a
flute and a fowheeler. I
would like a toy car and a
wii. Thank you Santa for
everything you have giving
Your friend,
Jamal D. Holley
I wold like a mirikrscop and
Ions too? I would like a
hotweel ric car. Lego city.
Lego Wold Races. pixcar
romn car shop. Wii game
just dances of kids. Kids
pop20. Lows car. water
slide. powr weel car. thing
you Santa?
Your friend
Jose Santoyo

Abel arde Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer
doing? I would like to I
I want a have a 4 weller. Santa how
w pet and are you and Missis clas
and four doing? is missis claws sick?
ns. I wood Santa I would like to ahve a
)ike and a wii. Santa I love you. I
wood like would like to ahve an x box
some new 360 connect. Santa I believe
'w colored you Santa. Santa can you
make me lisen and be good.
enter Rowe Santa I would like to have a
PSP. Santa how are your
elves? Santa I would like to
have a durt bike. Santa you
are cool. Thank ou Santa.
Your friend,
"',:. Michael Barber

Dear Santa
How are you doing? Have
you had a good day at your
work shop? I would like a
bike, PSP, basket ball
court, soccer ball goal.
Have you ben being good
like me or have you ben!
being bad? I would also like
a DSi. I would like to say
thank you for every pres-
ent you have given me for
christmas, because other
children don't get anything.
Your friend,
Desirae Cabrera
Dear Santa,
I wold like a control
plane, sumring controller,
airholk, control car, hela-
copter controller that what
I like for cristmas. Thank
you for giving toy's to good
children and kid's all over
the world. Merry cristmas
Santa you are a grate
friend from the nort pole
Are you friend the elf's do
thay make toy's? Ok are
tree is set up. A few more
day's until christmas eve.
Mary christmas Santa.
Your friend,
Damian Cook

bear Santa,
Is it cold in the North
pole? How are you and your
deer and elfs? I hope you
get a gift sant and Mis.
Klose what are you boing
For christmas have fun.
Can you tell your elfs and
deers that I said hello? I
want for christmas is shoes
and a play kechen and a
DSi. Thank you Santa for
every thing you give us and
our wife. How are you miss
los? I hope you git a gift
to santa Thank ou Santa
and Mis Klose.
Your friend,
Jada Bragg

Dear Santa,
How are you doing
Santa? I would like a Dsi, A
ZuZu pet and a pillow pet
and ZuZu pet and a tangle
barbe doll and art supply.
Some toy horese and a
train set. A jewley box for
my sister. Santa if you
can't get all that its ok.
Santa thak you for all the
toys you have given me.
have a merry Christmas.
Your friend,
Hannah Ward

Dear Santa,
How are you Santa?
Santa can I have a bay-
blade. Santa can I have a x--
box 360. Santa can I have a-
boy bierded dragon. Santa.
can I have a pet gold fish.
Santa can I have a parrot.
Sante nicles can I have a
gears of war. Santa I want
the porless to have money
for there family.
Your friend,
Roman Rivas

Dear Santa,
How can your raindeers
fly? I think they have
magic in them. I would
please like a Christmas
tree. I never had a
Christmas tree. The won-
derful thing I want most is
my family would sing a
Christmas song. I want to
have a mail box that you
can send a letter to me
Santa Claus. Thank You.
Your friend,
Tulsi Patel

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. I
am doing good, how are you
doing? Are you doing good
or bad? How are you rain-
deers doing? I bet they are
fine. I want a game and a
toy and a hot wheels car
please. I may have been
bad but I have ben good
too. I've been hard working
and, I used my manners,
and I have been good too
much. I've been waiting
for chistmas to come. i will
say thanks to you because
ou are important to us
because you give us gifts
that we deserve.
Your friend,
Joseph Peters
Dear Santa,
I hope you come to my
house to viset me. How are
you doing with the elfvs? is
it fun to be Santa? I gust
would like to tell you what I
woul like for chrismas is a
par of roler skates and
some more close and a twin
American doll that looks
gust likeme. Thank you,
again Santa. P.S. How do
your raindeers fly? P.S.
How are you doing at the
North Pole? P.S. How are
the raindeers?
Your friend,
MacKenzie Wallace
Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
Santa are you helping your
elfs? What I would like to
have for crismas is rollar
skates. a wii game, and a
bike. I won't a toy Jeep and
I want candee tarts. Thank
you Santa Clas.
your friend,
Joshua Garay

Dear Santa,
How are you? You are,
the best present giver. You
are nice to all the good
kids. We are all ok at
school and home. could I
see you? I would like to get
presents from you. would
you let me see your rain-
deer? I would like to see
your shiny red and silver
sled. Thank you Santa. If
you don't give me presents
it's ok. I like your red shiny
Your friend,
Abel Selvin

Dear Santa,
How have you ben at you
work shop with your elf?
Are you feeling good and or
the elf working good? By
the way I would like some
games, toys, bike, books,
jaket, teddy bear, science
tools cloths, clock, bell and
a Psp. that all. I want for
cristmas. Merry Cristmas!
Goodby Santa.
Your friend,
Zachery Perez

Dear Santa,
I want to have the best
Christmas of my life. I
want for Chistmas is a ipot
and a phone. Why dose
RuDoiph have a red nose? I
want an Ipad. Why is
Rudoiph the leader. I wish I
cold have a computer.
Your friend,
Reyna Jesus Rivera
Dear Santa,
How do reindeer fly?
How can you diliver all the
presents all over the
world? What I want for is
an electric scooter,
Hotwheels, Ice cream
maker, Dirtbike, Beal
Construction, Kung Zhu,
Road rippers, Toy story 3,
toothfairy, Marmeduke,
Open Season 2, radio con-
trol Rock crawLar, and cats
and Dogs. thank You
Your friend,
Landon Newman

Dear Santa,
I want one of those
phones that slide and I
want it to be pink and a
Barbie video camera thin
and a new bike. Don't tell
anyone even Mrs. Clause
that I don't know how to
ride a bike but, I hope
someone teaches me one
day. I want way more than
this but, I'll tell you the
rest later. So, you don't
freak out!
Your friend,
Macy Markell Kingdon
P.S. can you get me a build
a bear workshop?
Dear Santa,
for christmas I want a
new football but, I was a
good boy all year and I
want a Bakugon book from
you. I will make chocolate
chip cookies and milk wait-
ing for you and I want
WWE 2011 and 2008.
Your friend,
Oscar DeSantiago
Dear Santa,
. How do you go down all
the chimneys in the world
in 8 hours? Can you please
get me a pokemon lego, a
bike, call of Duty Black
Ops, and a picture of
Your friend,
Richard Torres

Dear Santa,
Who is your best friend?
Is donner your favorite
reindeer? Santa, I have
been good all year long so.
the first thing that I want
for christmas is a watch.
The second thing I want,
for chistmas is a stuffed!
reindeer. The third thing
that I want for christmas
is a Teddy bear. The fourth
thing that I want for chist-
mas are some littlest pet
love Your friend,
Daniella Marrero
P.S. I Love Christmas

Dear Santa,
I want a Remote conter-
tol car and a yoyo and a
Hardee Helmet and a play-
dough, wii and a Nintendo
and a police dog and a puppy
and a Bendaroo. I would
like a cool bike and a Find-
it and a Christmas tree.
Your friend,
Jozie St. Louis
Dear Santa,
I wish you can tell your
elfs to make me a bycle for
christmas, and a piano. that
way I can do songs. I love
good people in the whole
entire world. I love you too.
Your friend,
Sariah Alamin
Dear Santa,
i wish you can get me a
toy. Halo and a Halo 3 game
for my X-box 360. and a
starwar game for my X-box
and I want a transformer
game part 1 and a star war
toy and a transformers toy
for christmas and a star
war toy and a Halo toy for
Your friend,
Alex Jaimes
Dear Santa,
I want a sole-skate' a
pare of light goggles and a
new ri stick and a hermet
crab. en I want a brand
new car for my mom and
everybody have a merry
christmas and Happy
Birthday Jesus! So I want
two more things a pack of
crayons and a new jacket.
Your friend,
Jose Caballero
Dear Santa,
I want a laptop, cell-
phone and a horse. If you
have money can you ouy
these things I begged you.
Oh There's another thing,
can you ever take my fami-
ly and me to the
NorthPole? I would like to
see fluffy snow. you are so
kind. Take me to the North
Pole please.
Your friend,
Daisy Chavez
Dear Santa,
I wold like my very own
box of books and a box full
of toys, and movies.
Your friend,
Tomy Molina
Dear Santa,
Thank you Santa four
coming to my house every
year. I like all the
presents you give me. I
really love the toys you give
me but, what. I whant is a
new bike for Christmas
and. I woulb really like to
see you some day please.
Your friend,
Jasmine Shields
Dear Santa,
How do you go down all
the chimneys in 8 hours? I
want the RC boot, legos,
WWE 2011 video game,
bike, Super Scribble Knts.
Santa can I have a picture
of Rudolph? Can I have the
2008 WWE? .
Your friend,
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Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would
1. Thomas Whistle engine
Thank you have a Merry
Christopher Castaldi

Dear Santa,
I went a x-box 360 and a
PSP and a game for the
Fidencio Davila
Dear Santa,
for Christmas I would
like a DS and a psp. And a X
Box 360 and a lightsaber.
and a new video game. Also
I'd like to have a hut. I
would like a new logo star
Malaki Kangala
Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas
is an- AR Drone. You can
Download the controller on
your ipod touch. By the way
that sounds like a cool toy,
that's all I want for
Christmas from you. Merry
Christmas. P.S. hope your
cookies are good.
Love, Trey Canary

Dear Santa
I want for Chrismas is a
spy car thank you.
Ethan Willis

Dear Santa,
I want a bike for
Christmas, a wii, some
clothes, shoes, make-up,
high school muscial doll,
doll puppy is fake and that
is what I want Christmas.
Mariana Deloera
Dear Santa,
I wish I get a xbox 360.
I want to get a Legos star
Rodrigo Chavez
Dear Santa,
I like a toy is aa gun. My
sister would Like a toy is a
pony. My brother Like a toy
is a car with a remote.
Adolfo Nunez

Dear Santa,
I have Been a really good
Boy This year. All I want
for christmas is a Wii, a
Skooter, a skate Bord, a
bike,'a bulldog. New shoes,
a DS, a IPod, and new toys
to play with, a touch phone,
and a New Shirt, and a New
Jacket, and a playstation,
and New Movies, and a New
Get My Broter and sister
Ther toys Because Thay
Been good too. And DaDy
and Mommy.
Thank you Santa
Isaiah Herrera

Dear Santa,
I want a green Guy Harvy
tee-shirt, A new dress, A
new jacket, A new lunch-
box, A doggy for outside,
June B. Jones Books,
Sandels! I will leeve cook-
ies and milk for you! My
Christmas tree is very
pretty you will see it soon
when you bring me presents
for being a good girl! Marry
Christmas Santa.p
Sinserily, Heidi Smith


Dear Santa
for Christmas I would
like a Maddon NFL !! and a
new baseball bat and a dsi
XL and a PSP.
Caleb Macias
Dere Santa
can you git me a ipod
tuch santa.
love Oscar Lopez
Dear Santa
for Christmas I wood
want a p.sp. and ten slim
jeans and dirt bike and a go
cart and some new crayons
and colored pencils.
Hunter Rowe

Dear Santa,
I will like a Bike a xbox
and a fallball and a bascit-
ball and shows.
Hunter Ray

Dear Santa,
I want a Nintindo DS for
Chrismas I like to see what
are you doing in your work
shop I just want the game
Dear Santa,
I wut a forwiller and a
dirtbike and a playstashin 3
and plus sum toys
Rushin Ellison
Dear Santa,
This is what I want for
Chistmas. An American girl
doll with light skin, caramel
hair, and blue eyes. I also
want a wii and a DS. I want
a signature pig for my
webkins account and ameri-
can girl cloths such as
lanies garden outfit and
lanie's butterfly outfit.
The 2-in-i running out fit &
charm, the pet show outfit
the Zebra dress, Rebecca's
School outfit and the feel
better kit. I also want head
bandz game and a real jack
russel puppy that is nice.
P.S. Ill leave you cookies
and milk on the Christmas
bear plate.
,' a ,JamieWalker

Dear Santa,
I want a pop up car and a
Hugo Lopez
Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Clause and
the reindeer doing? What
I'm asking for is a paper
jam guitar, a lego city res-
cue helicopter, and donky
kong returns game for the
wii. I will leave you some
milk and cookies. I hope you
have a safe trip. Merry
Hunter Davis
Dear Santa,
I like Christmas I want
you to bring me a bike and a
0 airplane, helicopter, and a
toy car.
Juan Morales-Benitez
Dear Santa,
I want an XBox 360 and
the game Indiana Jones
and a dirt bike like Kaden
Seth Durrance
Dear Santa,
How are you doing with
your toys I hope you are
doing very good with the
Daniel Campos
Dear Santa,
I want this for
Christmas Santa, a horse,
My loving family that
always takes good care of
me like my mom and the
rest of my family-
Leigha Alderman
Dear Santa,
I want a computer. I
want a toy gum. I want a
Marilu Antonio-Rivera

Dear Santa,
What do you do when its
not Christmas? What do
you do in North pole? I
would like a telescope for
Christmas thank you.
Matthew Peters
Dear Santa,
I wish for a wii, scooter
and a bike. Is Rudolph ok? i
will have cookies ready for
Love Alex

Dear Santa,
I want a DSi game.
Zachary Contreras
Dear Santa,
All I want is my dogs
back, three dogs named
Max Sarge and Tyler max's
collar is white. he is brown
his chest and he is black on
the outside of him. Sarge is
red dashhownd. His hair is
cerily an Tyler is white and
brown. he is so sceroney.
To santa
from Breana Reynolds
And if you find them
call 863-832-1409
after 4:00 or call
863-832-0025 any time.

Dear Santa,
How are the raindier
dowimg? How cool is it at
North Pole. Santa I want a
bebegun a satl a hores. A
cowboy hat a cawbow rope
a caw bay foshigie a remo
kunchrow tran a
remokunchrow car a air
plan that you thaw and you
move it with a
Your friend,
Abelardo Trenado
Dear Santa,
Thank you for all The
presents and i whant a
DSixl and a black xbox
360. How are you and Mrs.
Claus Cloose are the elfs
rally small i wish i could see
them and the rain deers.
Your friend,
Esteban Mendiola
Dear Santa,
I what something for
christmas. it is a hottub,
swimming pool, remote con-
trol airplane, remote con-
trol helicopter, and a bike
for a present.
Your friend,
Justin Jimenez

Dear Santa,
I will like to have a puppy
for cristmas. How are the
raindeers doing and how is
misses claus doing? I hope
you had a nice
Thanksgiving. Is it true
that the rain deers can fly
because I wish I could ride
one of them. I wish I was
there with you so I can ride
the raindeers with you. And
you are the best.
Your friend,
Jarell Jackson

Dear Santa,
How are the reindeers?
How is Mrs. Claus? How are
you doing? is it cold in the
North Pole? I wonder if
you ever get to go on vaca-
tion. This is what I want
for Christmas a psp, motor-
cycle, and new outfit
Your friend,
Travon Thomas
Dear Santa,
I wish I could see your
reindeer's because you are
so nice and sweat. Ms.
Santa I wish if you let me
to ride with your rian-
dear's? Ms. Santa what I
want for christmas is a big
pool and a water slide and a
lots of stuff.
best wishes
I' will aways stay with
youYour friend,
Asucena Gomez

Dear Santa,
How are you Santa how is
Mrs. Clause how are the
reindeer i have all ready
sent you a letter but what
would you and Mrs Claus
won't to eat I will get some
cards. I won't a kenect
xbox and some new boots
and a new thermos and
some new Ds games and
some games for my game-
boy and I won't a compete
that can work without
internet and I won't some
candy canes and a little
Your friend,
Haley Dickey
Dear Santa,
How have Mrs. Claus and
the reandeers have been
doing how and you to Mr.
Santa Claus how have you
been doing and for
Chrismas I want a new PSP
because you now how you
been watching the world
and when I was charging my
PSP and my sister broke my
badrey so that's what I
want for chrismas.
Your friend,
Adrianna Consuegra
Dear Santa,
How our you and your
raindeers over there at the
north Pole. Very good
should I say. Santa for
christmas I want a bible
for church. And a laptop.
And I also know when it is
christmas it is Jesus birth-
day. Thats why I am cele-
brating your holiday. And i
really love your holiday. For
much I really like you. And
for you I want to say thank
Your friend,
Brenda Salgado

Dear Santa,
How are you? How is
Mrs. Claus? "I bet it is very
cold in the North Pole."
What I would like for
christmas is a Nintendo ds
system. I really want one. I
will be very thankful. And I
will want a cupcake maker.
Thank you.
Your friend,
Mayte Tellez


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Dear Santa,
I whant to know how are
you and Mrs. Claus doing
and the ellfs and rain-
dears? before Christmas
day my mom will always put
some milk and some cookis,
on the counter. I hope you
give me something in my
stocking and my brothers I
hope I get what I want for
Christmas and what I want
for christmas is a trem-
peilen and a pool Merry
Christmas Santa.
Your friend,
Jelissa Torres

Dear Santa,
I love you Santa. You are
my vrevit prsin. How are
you doing and your white.
bing. Thak you for my pras
of. How are your randir
doing? Can I live you. If I
can can I rind a raindir. Can
I see rudoff. Can I meet
your wife. This is I wont
psp psp gams xbox 360 wii'
gams and grdmirs.
Your friends,
Brett Bennett

Dear Santa,
How are you doing Santa
I hope you are doing good I
wont you to bring me a
skooter and a scate bord
and a scate bord for a wii
game and you got to no that
it cost $100.
Your friend,,
Amy Gutierrez
Dear Santa,
How are you doin is it
cold up there in the North
Pole. How are the reindeer
and mrs. Claus doing and
Have a good christmas and
this is what i wont for
christmas. I want a pool
and 99 million dollars and a
dirt bik and i want a billon
Your friend, -
Nate Bacon
Dear Santa,
How are you and how are
the elfs and reandeer I am
reat and I would like a.
ike with pegs.
Your friend,
Esteban Fernandez

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JROTC Gets Grant For

Marksmanship Program

The Hardee Senior High
School Air Force Junior Re-
serve Officer Training Corps
recently received a grant from
the National Rifle Association
Foundation to begin a marks-
manship program.
The grant, in excess of
$4:400, is awarded to youth
organizations to promote fire-
arms safety, good sportsman-
ship, and camaraderie among
young people who have an
interest in shooting sports.

Funds from the grant were
used to purchase the rifles,
range, gear and accessories,
safety equipment, and educa-
tion in the safe handling of
firearms. The program began in
the fall of the 2010-11 academ-
ic year and will be open to all
The JROTC program is under
the leadership of Lt. Col. Tony
Hingle. U.S. Air Force (Re-
tired), and Chief Master Sgt.
Bob Waltich, USAF (Retired).

The instructors were recently
certified as range officers and
will be supervising all aspects
of the marksmanship program.
The JROTC program is open
to all students at Hardee Senior
High School and teaches lead-
ership, aerospace science, and
provides many opportunities for
young people to participate in
school-based and community

Soccer Boys Playing Tough

Of The Herald-Advocate
They've done everything but
The Hardee boys soccer team
lost a pair of close games last
week and played in a weekend
tournament at Mariner High
The big thing on their minds
is collecting non-perishable
food items, good used clothing
and donations to purchase soc-
cer balls as gifts for families of
local seasonal fieldworkers.
They had raised over $400 plus
supplies by the end of last
The boys are working in con-
junction with the girls squad for
this service project and appreci-
ate any help people can give.
They can contact any player or
coaches Dennis or Nikki Aubry.
Players on the boys squad are
Augustine Ancelmo,Armando
Alvarez, Celestino Alvarez,
Octavio Alvarez, Taylor Bar-
low, Nick Bell, Emiliano Cas-
tillo, Uber Cavillo, Bralio
Duran, Juan Francisco, Miguel
Garcia, Jose Lopez, Edgar
Narvaez, Juan "Taco" Ortega,
Alexis Palacios, Oscar Palacios,
Angelo Parkinson, Ernesto
Ramos, Victor Rubinos, Victor
Salazar, Ruben Sandoval,
Armando Santiago, Jacob Solis,
Ricky Soria, Cody Torres,

Ruben Velasqjez. Ricardo Vera
and Enrique "Ricky" Zamora.
Players for the girls squad are
Adrianna Aguilar. Maria An-
selmo. Lisvet Anton. Addison
Aubry. Andrea Castanon. Sasha
Castanon. Marissa Coronado.
Mariella Delacruz. Keyra
Diego. Maribel Diego. Sabrina
Hernandez. Cristal Huerta.
Hannah Jacobs. Julie Juarez.
Velia Moran. Yesi Ortiz,
Shyann Rivera, Raquel Ro-
sales, Alma Ruiz, Nancy
Sanchez. Maricela Santiago,
Yasmin Silva, Yesenia Vargas
and Brenda Zamora. They are
coached by Nikki Aubry and
Peyton Sullivan.
Re-districting was announced
early this week by the Florida
High School Athletic Associa-
tion. Instead of the current 3-A
11 district which includes De-
Soto. Sarasota Booker, Sarasota
Cardinal Mooney and Brad-
enton Southeast, boys and girls
soccer will be in new 5A-10,
with Auburndale, Lake Wales
and Tenoroc. Like basketball,
soccer could appeal to be in 4A-
10 with Avon Park, DeSoto,
Frostproof, Lake Placid, Mc-
Keel and Mulberry, more tradi-
tional opponents closer in dis-
In boys soccer last week,
Hardee had a pair of mind-bog-
glers. At home against Desoto,

it was a defensive, scoreless
game by halftime. DeSoto got
the first score, early in the third
period. Hardee freshman Ri-
cardo Vera got the answering
goal within four minutes. De-
Soto got the game-winning goal
late in the third on a deflection
off a defender.
* "Hardee played hard and con-
trolled the ball for most of the
game but was unable to set up
many shots. The game was pri-
marily a defensive one, with the
ball remaining near midfield for
most of the game," said Coach
Dennis Aubry, who is assisted
by Jose Narvaez.
Last Thursday, Hardee played
Mooney on its field, with a
scoreless game until seven min-
utes left in the fourth period
when the Crusaders scored
from an outside crossover pass
to the middle when an offensive
player was out of position.
"The Hardee boys were quick
to the ball and worked well
passing and controlling the ball.
Once they make improvements
to finishing their scoring attack,
they will be very hard to beat,"
said Aubry.
Both the boys and girls
squads played in the Triton
Invitational Christmas Tourn-
ament at Mariner High School
over the weekend. Results were
unavailable at press time.

Cadets in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Hardee Senior High
School can now participate in a marksmanship program.

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Jessica Brady & Eric Baker
Jessica Brady & Eric

Baker Are Engaged

Robert and Cindy Smeltzerof
Land o' Lakes announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Jessica Brooke Brady, to Eric
Linn Baker, the son of Robert
and Barbara Carter of Wau-"
The bride-elect is a 2000
graduate of Land o' Lakes High
School, served in the U.S. Army
as a military police officer, and
is currently a student in com-

munity college.
The prospective groom is a
2000 graduate of Hardee Senior
High School and was honorably
discharged from the U.S. Army
on Nov. 17 of this year follow-
ing 10 years of service and
three deployments. He was a
military police officer.
Plans are being made for a
July 15, 2011, wedding at the
Lions Club on Treasure Island.

Margaret Newberry and Ted-
dy Cornett, of Bowling Green, a
seven-pound, 12-ounce son,
Rylan Lee Cornett, born Dec.
10, 2010, at Florida Hospital
Heartland, Sebring. Maternal
grandparents are Joel and Dee
Altman of Winter Haven and
Larry Newberry of Cape Coral.
Maternal great-grandmother is
Mary Grace of Wauchula.
Paternal grandparents are Terri
Adame of Bowling Green and
Donald Cornett of Davenport.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant-as
a newborn only-may be added
at no cost. Any other photo of
the baby will cost $15.


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The Hardee Help Center Thrift Store held its Grand Opening at its new location on
Friday. The store moved locations from Seventh Avenue to 226 W. Main St., right across
fronr Giovanni's Restaurant. Pictured above (front row, from left) are Etta Malone,
Judith George, LuAnn Bee and Sharon Carter; (back row) Waudy De Jong, Steve
George, James Hiatt and Bill Carter as they celebrate the store's success during its


Go "Back to the '80s" with
Hardee Senior High School's
Decade Reunion. Mark your
calendars and plan ahead to
attend the event March 4-5 in
downtown Wauchula.
The Block Party will begin at
5 p.m. on Saturday, March 5,
with music, food and fun. Join
the group on Facebook and con-
nect with your classmates; stay
up with the latest information,
and find your class contact to

see what your class is doing on
March 4.
If you know anyone who is
coming out of town for the
event, discount prices for
reunion attendees are offered at
Hotel Jacaranda in Avon Park
and Best Western in Wauchula.
Visit the Web site at hard-
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Air Force Airman Bryan A.
Wilson graduated from basic
military training at Lackland
Air Force Base in San Antonio,
Texas, on Oct. 15.
He is currently training at
Keesler Air Force Base in
Mississippi, specializing in
computer networking and net-
work defense, to protect U.S.
networks and intelligence.
Future plans include being
stationed in South Korea once
he has completed all of his
Wilson is the son of Vanessa
Warren of Wauchula and Char-
lie Wilson of Lakeland. He is a
2007 graduate of Hardee Senior
High School.

.... s. t i' PHTOBYJIM.KELLY.
Leroy and Judy Mason spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Dee. 14, about
their long career as rodeo producers. They annually produce the American Pro Rodeo
Classic, which will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 14-15 at the Lakeland Center. The rodeo is
sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. "I have been in this busi-
ness for 40 years, I produced my first rodeo at age 15," said Mason. He is general man-
ager of Westgate River Ranch, which has a rodeo on Saturday nights near State Rd. 60
at the Kissimmee River. Pictured (from left) are Kenny Sanders, Judy Mason and Leroy
Mason. Sanders was a rodeo bull rider years ago.

Journalism allows its read-
ers to witness history.
Fiction gives its readers an
opportunity to live it.
-John Hersey


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of my life.
What a difference
\ Jazzercise makes.
Class Schedule:
Friday 4:00pm
Thursday 5:30pm
Sat. 8:00am
, Florida's First Assembly
of God Church
1397 S. Florida Ave.
For information call
1) 863-767-0613
r- (800)FIT.-IS-IT.

'Sherry and Tim,' Heartland Chorale's
'Life and Soul!'
Dreams and realities . .
'Christmas Magic!'
Singing voices, symphony,
lights and sounds ...
Turned nights to day with tunes
where angles played.
Sherry's sharp humor, musical demands
Singing rehearsals' laughter. .
Tim the man, laboring quietly,
long and hard
Thinking's heavy-work;
Phone calls and letters,
hundreds of details
'All' working together,
warmth through cold weather
Professional sound; color lights . .
brightest whites
Spirit-of-Christmas in eyes' dancing-sights.
Sponsors, performers, guests ...
Bringing 'Good Cheer,' Christmas-time's
The things loved and cherished,
held close and dear
'Sherry arid-Tim,' ... Possibilities . .
Thanking both for 'Great Show'
performances ...

Hardee's, 'The Heartland Chorale'
December 2nd and 5th Concerts
Wauchula, Avon Park, Florida 2010



December 23, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 31)



Aaron's Sales & Rentals along with One Student Ministries sponsored the YMCA Block
Party on Wednesday, Dec. 8. The event was to help introduce the newly constructed
Burton Building at the Leon Sharp YMCA to area teens. Shown above are Calvin Bates,
executive director of the YMCA, and Daniel Patterson, of CF Industries, firing up the
grill to feed the 250 students and volunteers who attended the fun event.


The Wauchula Lions Club sold barbecue pork sandwich dinners in downtown
Wauchula Nov. 19 as part of Friday Night Live. About 1,000 pounds of Boston butts were
cooked. Cooks included Rick Knight, Paul Summit, Paul Samuels and Paul Paris.
Shown (from left) are Helen Summit, Debbie Murray and Knight.

r" s

The Panther Ambassadors student organization at the Hardee Campus of South Florida
Community College recently donated toys and care packages to Samaritan's Purse, a
nondenominational evangelical organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to
hurting people in impoverished and war-torn countries. The Ambassadors raised funds
for the donations with a community yard sale held in October. The funds from the sale
also assisted the group in a donation of eight turkeys to the Hardee Help Center dur-
ing the Thanksgivingmholiday. Pictured above (from left) are Daisy Escot6',Magali
Barcenas, Kerry Mushrush, Maribel Visaraga and Baylie Callaghan.


Certified therapeutic horse riding instructor Sissy Taylor on Tuesday, Nov. 30, spoke to
the Wauchula Kiwanis Club at the Panda Restaurant. She has 20 students at Reality
Ranch, which has eight horses and 47 acres. Reality Ranch also hosts youth rodeos
and horseback riding for the handicapped. Shown (from left) are Jessica Heath,
Makenna Fite, Taylor and Sam Fite. For private lessons, call her at 781-1336.


8 1-4976 773-2266
S 109 West Main St.

* Wauchula

Hiro Naito, a world renowned bass fisherman who lives in Winter Haven and Japan,
spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Panda Restaurant. He
introduced Florida largemouth bass to Japan in 1988 when he exported 10,000 finger-
lings there. The world record was caught recently In Japan. The fish weighed 22
pounds, 5 ounces. The U.S. record Is 22 pounds, 4 ounces, caught in Georgia. He used'
to work for Bagley lures in Winter Haven. He Is director of export sales to the Pacific
Rim for many American fishing lure companies. Pictured (from left) are Kevin Sanders,;
Naito and Jake Crews.

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Wauchula experienced an unusual fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Mike Smith, from
England, prepared a lunch of his award-winning "traditional English fish 'n' chips" in
an effort to raise money for the Hardee Animal Rescue Team. The function was hosted
at Stitch N Sign. Smith is from the Midlands of England and while he owned several fish
'n' chips shops in various parts of England, he has a bigger dream of opening "Big
Ben's Traditional Fish N Chips" franchises in Florida, beginning with Wauchula. He has
since returned to England but will be back in six months, even more willing to help out
around the county. If you are interested in using Smith for functions, contact Jill or
Barry Edgley at 773-0452.

The Hardee Rotary Club in November gave out 419 free dictionaries to all fifth graders
in Hardee County. This is an annual event for Rotary, which encourages children to get
a good education. Reading and understanding words are important parts of education.
Show (from left) are Kevin Kitto, district chairperson of the Rotary dictionary project,
Hardee Tax Collector Zee Smith and Sheriff Arnold Lanier. To date, Rotary has given
133,415 dictionaries, valued at $229,840 to 251 schools in Hillsborough, Highlands,
Hardee and Polk counties. Hardee, with five schools, has received 1,901 dictionaries.

I realized that if I had to
choose, I would rather
have birds than airplanes.
-Charles Lindbergh

A klazomaniac is someone
who feels like shouting.

Romance and poetry, ivy,
lichens and wallflowers
need ruin to make them
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

CASE NO. 252010CA000233

DAVID ESTEVEZ, whose last
known addresses are 2848
Falling Tree Circle,'Orlando, FL
32837 and 2513 Clarinet Drive,
Orland, FL 32837
1663 Dena Circle, Wauchula, FL
their heirs, devisees, grantees,
assigness, lienors, or creditors,
trustees, and all other parties
claiming and interest by, through,
under or against them, respec-
tively: and all unknown natural
persons if alive, and if dead or not
known to be dead or alive,
grantees, and creditors, or other
parties claiming an interest by,
through, or under those unknown
persons; and the several and
respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees,
or any other persons claiming by,
through, under, or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as a defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties nat-
ural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming
under the above named or
described defendant or party or
claiming to have any right, title, or
interest in and to the lands here-
inafter described, AND ALL OTH-

action for foreclosure of a mort-
gage on the following described
real property in Hardee County,
Lot 42, Block 1, Golfview
Estates, a subdivision in
Hardee County, Florida, as
per Plat Book 3, Page 50,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida
Commonly known as: 1663
Dena Circle, Wauchula, FL
Parcel Id: 29-34-25-0846-
has been filed against you by
BANK, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on Clifford M.
Ables, III, Clifford M. Ables, III,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 202 W. Main Street,
Suite 103, Wauchula, FL 33873,
on or before Jan. 21, 2010, and
file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter: otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
DATED this 20 day of December
12 23,30c

Letter To The Editor

Commissioner Grady Johnson,

County Manager Should Talk

Powers and duties. (Chapter
125, Title 6) . .
(1) The legislative and govern-
ing body of a county shall have
the power to carry on county
government. To the extent not
inconsistent with general or
special law, this power
includes, but is not restricted to,
the power to:
(a) Adopt its own rules of pro-
cedure, select its officers, andi
set the time and place ofits offl-
cial meetings.
(ce) Enforce the Florida
Building Code, as proved in ts.

553.80, and adopt and enforce
local technical amendments to
the Florida Building Code, pur-
suant to s. 553.73(4)(b) and (c).

Dear Editor:
The above is a small excerpt
form the Florida Statues which
deals with the powers and
duties of County Commission-
ers. I chose these particular
duties to emphasize due to the
continued criticism of our
County Manager, Le\
Albritton, especially by newly
elected Commissioner Grady


'Christmas Time! Christmas Time!'
Laughter's cheer and goodwill
A 'Great Big Tree'... for me!
Lights to see, spruces' smells.

Cards to send, 'Snow to See!'...
Music plays ... Jingle Bells!
Parties and candy-canes
Every year just the same ...

Rudolph-Housetop, click-click-click
"No Chimney... No Saint Nick!"
Fly Away ... Fly Away!!!
"Red jeep next Christmas Day!"

For children all so spry ...
'Santa's Real... Reindeer Fly!'
Cookies, fruitcakes, cherr pies
My how the time fast-flies ...

Raise a toast of sweet fruit punch
Shopping's holiday 'crunch'
"Santa's Coming to Town!"
"Happy Smiles'... not one frown.

Night grows cold ... early -to-bed
No gifts under the tree ...
Snuggle tight till morning's light...
Fairy dreams just for 'Me'

"Christmas' here! Christmas' here!"
The season ... we hold most dear!

Dowmas W. Graham
Fort Myers

Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.

Your Child Will

Learn to Read!
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('hilidh n. Teelln & A.illts ...
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I met Mr. Johnson during his
campaign and, at the time,
thought this is an out-of-town
man with an inflated sense of
his own importance as well as
his opinion of his ability to
immediately bring reform to us
ignorant, backward Hardee
Countians! He has done nothing
to change my opinion.
I find it very interesting that
he has attended every commis-
sion meeting over the last year
but has not one time made and
kept and appointment with Mr.
Albritton, the object of his criti-
I further find it interesting
that he would have the audacity
to make a motion to dismiss Mr.
Albritton \without just cause
other than his own opinion and
those expressed to himr during
his campaign.
Any decision made by our
gote\rlning bodies will almost
always have a happy reaction
and an unhappy reaction to the
decision. Mr. Albritton has lhe
task of enforcing those deci-
sions; right or wrong. I have
found 1,ex to always take the
cortect path in the discharge of
his duties and that is simply to
follow the law and county poli-
cies \\without prejudice. I have
always said it we have a bad
laI or policy- change it. If not,
apply it equally to all con-
cerned. I believe Lex does that
to the best of his ability.
I suggest Mr. Johnson review
all the duties and powers of his
new position, and make an
appointment to discuss issues
w ith Mr. Albritton and follow
proper procedures when
attempting to bring about need-
ed change as he sees it.

Thank you,
Donnie Autry



Bill Smith, a missionary to Haiti for the past 20 years for
the Assemblies of God, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club
on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Java Cafe in Wauchula. He
and his wife, Dorothy, are involved in child care, educa-
tion and religious services. The earthquake on Jan. 12
this year killed over 237,000 people in Haiti, he said.
Shown (from left) are club President Sue Birge and




863-781 -1236

225 E MAIN ST., SUITE 105
5:30 P.M.



1. 09-136-M
2. 09-154-L
3. 10-072-M
4. 10-073-M
5. 10-076-M
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7. 10-076-NA
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10. 10-077-M
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Roxanne Rodriquez
Heirs of Edmund A Makowski
Heirs of Edmund A Makowski
Heirs of Edmund A Makowski
Carl Douglas Jr
Carl Douglas Jr
Carl Douglas Jr
Juan Ramon Gonzales

Victory Investments Serv LLC
Brian K and Betty C Larimer
Estella Villarreal & Heirs of Robert
David S Shelton Jr & Freddie Phipps
Salvador & Maria Centeno
Salvador & Maria Centeno
Salvador & Maria Centeno
Sec of Housing & Urban Development
Sec of Housing & Urban Development
Julio Jaimes & Ana Sandoval-Calvillo
Julio Jaimes & Ana Sandoval-Calvillo

620 Green St
210 N Florida Ave
210 N Florida Ave
210 N Florida Ave
604 S 8th Ave
604 S 8th Ave
604 S 8th Ave
325 Melendy St
405 Tulane Ave
405 Tulane Ave
405 Tulane Ave

217-221 E Main St
508 S 7th Ave
611 N 8th Ave
824 S 10th Ave
806 S 9th Ave
806 S 9th Ave
806 S 9th Ave
505 Pennsylvania Ave
505 Pennsylvania Ave
910 Alabama Ave
910 Alabama Ave

Any interested persons) will be heard at this meeting. If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board with respect to this request for which he will need a ver-
batim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. 12.23c

December 23, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 5D

Mosaic Christmas Open House Held Dec. 9

From left are David Reynolds, Ron Hall, Joann Garza, Diana Youmans, and Paul
Samuels, Mosaic employees. The event was held from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the land
management office at 414 West Main Street in Wauchula. Hall is manager of land devel-

From left are Terry Atchley, Hardee County Commission chairman; Bill Lambert, coun-
ty economic development director; Parker Keen, Mosaic assistant vice president, land
development; and County Commissioner Minor Bryant.

Enjoying open house were Kevin Denny, county director of planning and development;
Deb Butler, permitting specialist, county mining department; and West Palmer, county
mining coordinator.

From left are Jim See, Kimberly

At Mosaic open house were Hardee Democratic Party chair Nancy Craft, Avis Sasser,
Sammie Long and Sheriff Arnold Lanier.

Miller, Sarah Pelham, Jessica Newman and Kenny

From left are Gary Delatorre, Realtor and chair of Hardee Republican Party; Bill Crews,
chairman of Wauchula State Bank; and County Judge Jeff McKibben.

From left are Steve Johnson, Mosaic employee Carol Ackerly, County Commissioner
Sue Birge, and Vanessa Hernandez.

I- 7.

Mosaic land management office is at 414 West Main Street across from Hardee County
Courthouse. Decorations were by Retha Crawford.

V Wise

Q: I only drink beer two
nights a week but can that be
causing my weight gain?
A: When looking for eating
habits that can lead to weight
gain, it's usually best to look at
what you eat and drink on a
daily basis, but once or twice
weekly treats can have an
impact if they're really high-
calorie. How many beers do
you drink on each of those
twice weekly beer-drinking
nights? If you have one or two
12-ounce beers, that totals 300
to 600 calories weekly. That
could be responsible for slow
creeping weight gain (less than
a pound a month), but is unlike-
ly to be responsible for a more
rapid gain.
However, larger amounts
even twice a week certainly
could produce larger weight
gain. For example, if each of
those nights you have five 12-
ounce beers (or one 60-ounce
pitcher), that's enough calories
to produce early a half-pound
of extra body fat each week. If
those beers are accompanied by
snacks like chips, nachos, pizza
or chicken wings, your evening
can easily add from a few hun-
dred to a thousand extra calo-
ries-then those beer-drinking
nights could make you gain a
few pounds every month.

Benevolence is the distinguishing characteristic of man.
As-embodied in man's conduct, it is called the path of

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Join us for a special night of
singing, special music, lighting
of the Advent Wreath, preaching,
and the Lighting of the Candles.


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Help Wanted

Mobile Homes
Real Estate

Lost & Found Wanted
Miscellaneous Yard Sales



Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning]

Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490

Zolfo Springs
cI8:2ftc Mobile: (941) 456-6507

I Agriul

NOW PAYING CASH for fruit.
Barajas Fruit, Inc. 863-773-0345,
863-781-9318. 12:16;1:6p
pumps, turbo, injectors, can
remove and install. 863-381-0538.
L. DICKS INC. Is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2010/11 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc

A -
Ranch, 1 owner, excellent condi-
tion, 17,000 miles, $25,000, 863-
773-9244. 12:23p
04 RANGER EXT CAB, $5,500
cash. 781-1062. 12:23c
2005 CHEVY SILVERADO 4 x 4 1
Ton, Dura Max Diesel, 12' Flat Bed
w/storage boxes underneath.
Fully serviced every 3,000 miles.
Very good condition. 863-245-
8911. 12:16;1:13p

1984 BRONCO, mud ready. $800.
781-4278. 12:16,23p

8:00 A.M., Jan. 3, 2011
1990 FORD
8:00 A.M., Jan. 5, 2011
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL j

Au tomti

2004 BIG DOG, show bike. Many
extras, chameleon paint. This
bike turns heads. $15,000. 375-
*2624. 12:9-1:6p

cars. Pickup available. Crooms
Salvage. 781-3767. 2:7tfc

trolling motor, live well, depth
finder, seats 4, with trailer, new
tires, recent engine overhaul, 45
hp, excellent condition. $1,795.
1904-222-4607. Capt. Ed.12:16,23c
PGA golfer, 1998 20.5 ft. Nitro
Fish N Ski Boat. New carpet,
upholstery and button down
' Sunbrella cover. New boards and
'carpet on trailer. Needs engine
work on 150hp Mercury. Asking
$6,000 OBO. Call David 352-250-
9419. 12:23tfcdh

ANTIQUE BED, dresser, church
pew, china cabinet, cedar chest.
832-1909. 12:2p-30p

8:00 A.M. JAN 3, 2011
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL

1996 Mercury Cougar 2D, White
10:30 A.M., Jan. 4, 2011
1994 Chevy Suburban, SW, Silver
10:30 A.M., Jan. 7, 2011
4205 US HWY 17 N.

Daycare. Certification preferred.
Apply in person 1999 SR 64,
Wauchula. 12:23c
SEASONAL RETAIL help needed.
Dec. 26-Jan1. Background check
required, drivers license a must.
Good pay for qualified individu-
als. 863-446-0668. 12:23p
local ice cream shop, full time.
Must have references. Please call
443-622-7887. 12:23c
PT, 2 HRS./DAY, 5 days/week, pre-:
fer couple, consider single, light
commercial janitorial works, 407-,
844-7403. 11:25;12:23p

3/2 IN ZOLFO, 2.2 acres with 2 car
garage. Financing available for
qualified buyers. 877-330-8727
Jason. 12:16;1:13p
4/2 WAUCHULA City Limits.
Financing available for qualified
buyers. 877-330-8727 Jason.
3/2 ON 5 ACRES. 1104 N.
Hollandtown Road. Make Offer.!
863-245-9582. 10:14-5:26p

1999 COMMERCIAL HORSE trail- -
I er. $2,600. Call 863-245-9582.
, 12:2;1:20p

ADULT 24" BIKE, $35. 773-6226.
English Riding saddle. Premium
condition. Asking $400. Call
David 352-250-9419. 12:23tfcdh
50 bc GAS SCOOTER with gas
can. ULike new. $200 firm. Call
after 3 pm. 735-1067. 12:23p
91 E-Z GO runs good. 6 new bat-
teries. $1,100 OBO. 863-414-
'2494. 12:23,30p
WEIGHT BENCH for sale, good
condition, $65. 735-0986. 12:23c



Only Caring, dependable and reliable C.N.A.'s.
needed for 79 bed SNE If you fit this profile and
enjoy working with the elderly, COME JOIN THE
Apply in person or call Penny Polk HR Manager
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center'
401 Orange Place .
Wauchula, FL 33873 5

PH: 863-773-3231

FAX: 863-773-0959

402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

3B/2Bth M/H, built in 2005, located on 16.5
acres, 4- 2 inch wells, 1 -4 inch well; beautiful
property surrounded by large oaks. $195,000
Brick home on corner lot, 3B/2Bth, and all
appliances, well maintained and located in
desirable area. $160,000
BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY 262.52 acres, road
frontage, large pines, 100 acres cleared. $4300
per acre
3B/2Bth home built in 2004, tile and carpet
floors, large bedrooms, utility and eat-in
kitchen. $125,000

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

Make an offer on this updated C/B home,
3B/1.5Bth, almost new A/C and roof. List Price
2B/lBth M/H with nice yard and large screened
porch; completely furnished. $38,000
5 Acres with large oaks and cleared field;
secluded. $40,000
14.74 Acres with some trees, 4" well, large pond;
located on county maintained road. $135,000
EASTERN HARDEE 10 Acres, fenced,.8" well
and pond located on property. $85,000
Call for details on several 5 ACRE TRACTS
priced from $45,000 to $85,000


Each office independently owned and operated.

Robert Hinerman Nancy Craft
227-0202 832-0370

NEW LISTINGI!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home
with extra lot, walking distance to school,
and town. House in good condition-owner
ready to negotiate. GREAT LOCATION-Only
LOT!!! 2B/2B home with central heat/air, one
car garage, appliances, work-shop and stor-
age area, all in quiet neighborhood and
close to shopping and schools.
NEW LISTINGS!! Very nice 2 B/1 Bath home
with Large lot in quiet neighborhood within
city limits. Recently remodeled and painted.
Call today for more information. ny

REDUCED!! $92.900!! 3Bdr/2Bth Mobile
Home with 5 acres between Wauchula and
Avon Park.
$72,500 2 Bedroom/1 Bath home sits on 2.4
acres located between Wauchula and Avon
Park. Central heat and air, private well, utility
shed, shingle roof, hardwood flooring.
NEW LISTINGS!!! Charming Historic home
with loft and studio apartment on 1 acre in
City limits. $69.900
NEW LISTING!! Nice 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB
home with central heat and air, screened
porch, view of golf course, on car carport.
Total sq. ft. 1,820. Call for more information.
Only, $94.600

(863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173
Gary Delatorre Broker

Richard Dasher Victor Salazar
781-0162 245-1054

20/20 INVESTMENT VISIONi! Erontage on
US Hwy 17 North and North Florida Ave.
Access from both highways. Across from
WInn Dixie. Call for more information today.
Only $350.000.

central H/A, one car garage, total sq. ft.
1,728, Sun and Lakes of Sebring, close to
malls, shopping and medical care.
REDUCEDII $42.750.
PRICED AT ONLY $71.500111 Beautiful 3
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Estates near Lake Walk In The Water, has
Barrell tile roof, open kitchen and screened
back porch, central heat/air, two care
garage. Golfing, boating, fishing near by.
NEW LISTING!! 3 B/2 Bth CB home with cen-
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ings, two car garage, tile/carpet flooring,
close to schools and various other activities.
Priced ( $159.900
$119.90011 3 Bedroom/2 Bath CB home with
central heat and air located within City of
Wauchula and close to shopping, parks, and
schools. Call today for more Information.
THE PRICE IS RIGHTI! Don't need to guess!
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FREE PUPPIES Bull Mastif/Lab
mix. 8 months. 863-245-02589.
registered. Buff colored, $400.
863-375-4001, 863-448-3996.
details call 735-2472. 12:9;1:6p
ADOPT A PET! 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 befree of parasites. tfc-dh

pound (quart), Fresh Mustard, $1
bunch. Available now. 2949
Center Hill Road. Off SR 62, 4.5
miles west of US 17. Open every
day 7-6. 863-223-5561. 12:23p

Home lot, 1341 Morgan Grice Rd.,
Village of Charlie Creek off SR64.
Water hook up, ready for your sin-
gle or double wide. $11,500 by
owner. 863-899-1714. 12:9tfc

C/A&H, washer/dryer hook up,
water included. 810 Houston
Ave., Ft. Meade, $500/mo + $250
dep., 863-773-0224 (H), 863-245-
2496. 12:23p
plus deposit 407-929-6491.
FOR RENT Two BR duplex apart-
ment $600 + dep. 773-9890.
HOUSES & Apt. for rent. 773-
6667. 12:23c,
apartment, utilities included. $125
per week, damage deposit and
references required. 773-9793 or
863-832-0676. 12:23p
MH 3 BR/2BA Wauchula, good
neighborhood, no smoking, no
pets. $600 month, $500 deposit.
781-3570. 12:9,16c
plus $400 deposit. No pets. 832-
1984. 12:9;1:6p
1B/1B STUDIO APT. $450 month-
ly, $450 deposit. Very nice, quiet
neighborhood, close to down-
town Wauchula. References and
background check a must. Please
call 863-781-3296. 12:16;1:13p
Wauchula. No pets. $800 plus
deposit 832-1984. 12:2-30p
apartment with a washer and
dryer. $110 per week, damage
deposit and references required.
773-9793 or 863-832-0676. 12:23p

/ (Bring all yo"ur yard sale items)

You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.

2002-Volv 4Did. YV1RS61R322189620
1990 Ford CV Id 1FACP44EOLF144466
1998 Ford PK Id. 1FTYF17W4WNCO8086
Contact Linda or Shannon for details at Wauchula
State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will be held on
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 10:00 am at the
Wauchula State Bank parking lot located at 106
East Main Street, Wauchula FL. 12:16,23c

T BsTr St reIT

New Tires Include

Free Mount & Balance

Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires


S773-0777 773-0727 '4
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
VISA ^ (across from Billy Ayers
I. K -J -^ Wal-Mart) Tire Technician


Available for
Immediate Occupancy

$99 Move In Special through December 31st
*Plus $1200 FREE RENT*
(*One year lease @$100/mno reduction)

* Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts.
* Open, quiet country setting.
* Close to Sheriff's Station on Martin
Luther King Jr Ave and La Playa
Award winning Professional Bi-lingual
Management Staff.
Affordable Rents

701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula
Rental Office Hours Mon Fri 1:00 5:00 PM
After hours by appointment
(863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771
.., Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider c112:2-30

TOWNHOUSES, immaculate con-
dition, 1400 sq. ft. 2 BR, 2 1/2 B,
$650 month. 773-2122. 11:11tfc
1 BEDROOM 1 BATH very clean,
references, no smoking, no pets.
$500, $550 security. 863-773-
9291. 10:28tfc
MOBILE HOMES 1 bed $300
mo.; 2 bed $350 mo-up; 3 bed -
$450 mo-up. Close to schools &
hospital, no pets, $200 deposit.
Se habla espanol (863) 698-4910
or 698-4908. 8:20tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh

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. 12:6tfcdh

"60 LOADS FILL DIRT. Has some
grass, digging more ponds. You
dig ponds, you keep dirt. 863-
990-6489. 12:16,23c
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-
crete. Harold Howze
Construction. 781-2708.
RR0050181. 12:16;2:18p
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
NEED HELP WITH honey do list?
Experienced helper, good refer-
ences. Christmas lights, carpen-
try, yard work. 863-245-1191.
MOUS meeting in Hardee County.
Thursday 7 p.m., 131 South 8th
Avenue, Wauchula. For more info
call LeAnne at 863-214-8430 or
Bill 239-821-4184. 9:2dhtfc

(Gillespie) have been moved to
the Women's Club on Wednesday
nights, 7 pm. Come and see!
Kenny Sanders is the facilitatory.
More information call 773-5717.


(863) 528-7085 Fpx (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 j

W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.



i 1i'c Estirnates

Insured 30+ 1 (-I- experTience

Azalea Apartments
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Handicap Unit Available
Rental rates beginning at $450
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental Assistance Available for Qualified Applicants

Rental Office:
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL
(863) 375-4138 (TTY 1-800-955-8771)
O Monday Friday
9:00 A.M. 12:00 Noon
EQUAL OU qual Opport)unty Elnplo'er & Provider
OPPORTUNITY V c112:2-30C !

' .i-...-J 1


Thursday, December 23
3:00 p.m.
(The lot across from First National Bank)

All Customers Welcome

2 Weeks Left to Make Extra Payments
More Payments More Tickets for Drawing

Monday Thursday
10 am to 7 pm

(across from
First National


Friday & Saturday
10 am to 7:30 pm

Hil l Wauchula Hills
Billy Hill Corner of
Owner Hwy 17
and REA Rd.


lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
For complete well, sales,
service and Installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number., tfc-dh

acreage. 786-399-5820. 12:2-30p

Generator, new refrigerator,
Polaris 4-wheeler, marble tables,
etc. 1104 N. Hollandtown Rd.
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:16tfc

Charity begins at home but
shouldn't end there.
-Scottish Proverb

The official state dessert of
Massachusetts is Boston
cream pie.

Each day the world is born,
anew for him who takes it

Genuine Orthopedic
Foam encased sides
Waverly -
Was $594 now $297
Pegasus -
Was $695 now $397
Westmorland -
Was $1199 now $597
2350 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Across from Home Depot 4


Store Wide Sale
Dining room start $197
Living room tables $99
4 Pc. Bedroom Start $397
Recliners start $3977
Spend over $1,000 and get
additional 10% off
2350 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Across from Hqme Depot





g0o0to Appliane' 1

Established Since 19S 7 SERVICE

! 863-773-3573

Fax 863-773-0521 108 C Wauchul

arlton Street
a, FL 33873

Joe Lavis

I N C.,

Monica Reas
(863) 781-0888

U (863) 773-2128
See more listings at .


home in Bowling Green w/new
carpet & laminate, partial fenc-
ing, new A/C unit. $68,000!
Lots of mature oak trees! 9.8
ac homesite conveniently locat-
ed between Wauchula & Zolfo
Springs w/culvert already in
place! $140,000!
The gorgeous Peace River
awaits you! 1.14 acs w/over
200' of frontage on the river,
city of Wauchula utilities!
3BR/1BA, 1633SF CB home in
established neighborhood &
workshop w/electricity, A/C
unit. $88,000!
Dble rd frontage on SR 62/Moye
Rd! 10 ac Val grove has 6"
well, diesel power unit, drain
tile, micro-jets! $130,000!
5 ac cleared pasture, fenced
w/4', 258' deep well, 1 lHP sub-
mersible pump on quiet, private
rd. $50,500!
Grab your canoe, paddle, tent!
5 acs of native Florida has
deeded access to Peace River!
Culvert in place! $100,000!
5 acs fenced on Mel Smith Rd
zoned Agriculture. $45,000!

Move-in ready! New 3BR, 2B
CB home w/open kitchen, luxu-
rious master bath, on 1/2 ac lot!
Two beautiful building lots in
Zolfo zoned R-1A, each
155'xll0'. City water available,
septic allowed. $15,000 each!
Wooded wonder! 5 ac w/beau-
tiful trees, paved road. $50,000!
Looking for 5 or 10 acs? Two 5
ac high/dry fenced parcels on
private rd! $45,000 for vacant
5 acs! $65,000 for 5 acs w/well
& septic! -
25+ ac fenced pasture, Green-
belt qualified, on US Hwy 17 S
w/well; septic & electric.
5 lots in Wauchula w/over 975'
total rd frontage. Close to hospi-
tal, schools & shopping. Will
divide or all for $95,000!
Beautiful country setting & lots
of wildlife on 22 acs. 2-story
3BR/2.5BA CB home, fireplace
& large screened back porch.
Located halfway between
Wauchula & Avon Park.

KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153 SANDY LARRISON...... 832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE......781-1128 MONICA Rl.AS..............781-0881
PAVID ROYA..................781-3490 KAREN O'NEAI.........781-76.W


Car Company

Christmas Party

8D The Herald-Advocate, December 23, 2010


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Hardee County Firefighters Local 3471 recently presented a $200 gift to the Florida
Hospital Wauchula Foundation Caring Hearts Assistance Fund, which provides finan-
cial aid to hospital employees in need. This is a gift from the Firefighters' Benevolent
Fund, which the organization uses to give back to the community, said Bobby
Respress, firefighter and paramedic with Hardee County Fire-Rescue. "We are grateful
for the Hardee County firefighters' support of the foundation and the Caring Hearts
Assistance Fund," said Jamie Bateman, executive director of the foundation. "In 2009,
we provided over $21,000 to help our employees during their times of need. This year
we have already given over $28,000. The need is great, and we are blessed to be able
to join with others to help families within the Hardee community." Pictured (from left)
are Linda Adler, hospital administrator; Glen Karnes, Firefighters Local 3471; Josh
Ferrante, firefighter; Bess Stallings, foundation chair; Bateman; and Cathy Exendine,
ER nurse manager.

YOU Catr Appear In...
-Poet's Place
re ;you ag t? Latin show Nli Your work could be pubHIshed In
4i newqsp0er W iPoefS Place," a weekly feature which relies
solely on reader submulslons. Poems must be your own original
workml by youp, not someone else. lb appear in this fea-
ture, p y, name and town of residence to: Poet's
Place, The HeralAdvocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873
or fax 773-0657.

220 N. 6th Avenue
,' Wauchula, Florida 33873
" "(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144



January 1, 2011 is the beginning of a new fresh
year. As we reflect on 2010 we think of all the
support and loyalty shown our company in
allowing us to market your real property. We are
also thankful for all the moral support, kind
words of encouragement, thoughtful deeds and
comments, and all the get well cards Tony has
received. Thanks Hardee County!
Flores & Flores, Inc. will be making some
changes to better serve you and our communi- d5
ty. We will be moving and our new address will '
be 310 Court Street, Wauchula, Florida just
north of Wauchula Abstract Company.
Telephone numbers including fax and emails
will remain the same.
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Jr. one of the original
founders of the company has retired due to
health issues. Noey A. Flores, son of Tony and
Oralia will become the new Broker of Record for
Flores & Flores, Inc. Oralia D. Flores will remain
with the company as a Broker Associate and
continue to give the same high quality real
estate service. Also remaining with the company
will be Lawrence A. Roberts, Broker Associate,
John D. Freeman, Sales Associate and Jessie
Sambrano, Sales Associate.
Once again, thank you for your continued sup-
port. We assure you we will continue to work
hard for you in this very difficult economy.
Please feel free to call or visit us if you have any
questions or concerns. We want to make ,this
transition as smooth as possible.
Flores & Flores, Inc. Realtors
? Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
I Anyone with a computer can access them anytime!
n, After Hours 4'
Oralia D. Flores (863) 781-2955
John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Noey A.Flores (863) 781-4585 . "
Jessi Sambrano (863) 245-6891 c112:23c *

Q: What time of day is
exercise most helpful?
A: Time of day is not the
most important influence on the
benefits of exercise. The best
time for activity is when you'll
do it. Overall, whether for
weight control or disease pre-
vention benefits, time of day
does not seem to make much
difference. Many people find
that getting in at least some
physical activity at the begin-
ning of the day makes it less
likely to get pushed aside by
other items on the "to do" list.
Even if they don't initially love
getting up a little earlier to
make sure there's time, they
often end up deciding it starts
the day on a great note.
However, if your mornings are
so hectic that you end up skip-
ping the activity you planned,
try to find a time of day that you
can more successfully keep
open. Some evidence suggests
that strength training (e.g., with
weights or elastic resistance
bands) is most effective through
the afternoon and early
evening, and greater flexibility
then decreases chance of injury.
As for other influences, people
with diabetes need to talk to
their physician or diabetes edu-
cator about what timing in rela-
tion to meals is best for them.
People training for races or
other athletic events may most
successfully train at the same
time of day the event occurs. If
your activity is early morning
outdoor walks you may want to
consider adjustments in time or
place during winter months if
morning darkness is a safety
The true adventurer goes
forth aimless and uncalcu-
lating to meet and greet
unknown fate.
-0. Henry


SATURDAY N:. RY22 9 11 am-3 pni
,JA iJA"


Caleb Abbott, a junior at Fort Mead High School and a Bowling Green resident, played
offensive line this past season. The Miners made the state 1-A semifinals and finished
with a 11-2 record. The Miners defeated Tampa Berkley Prep 35-14 on Dec. 3. Shown
(from front left) are Don and Mary Thompson, Jama Abbott, Cori Abbott, Caleb and
Amber Viall with niece Peyton Viall; (back row) Jerry Williams and Jesse Abbott.

4075 E. Maint St. Wauchula Home of Keith & Debbie McNabb

Lunch Provided by

SCountry Clovers 4H Club!
Thank you Big "J's" Bar B Q & Peace River Electric Coop.

Please Call to R.S.V.P. by January 7
Susan Brewer ~ 781-1467 Bobby Brewer ~ 781-4160
Debbie McNabb ~ 781-2348 Keith McNabb ~ 781-2244


Assistant Caregivers are responsible for assisting
Primate Caregivers in basic animal husbandry-cleaning
primate habitats and providing other basic husbandry
assistance as needed. Preference giveh to applicants
with previous animal care experience.
Assistant Caregiver applicants must be available
weekends and holidays as well as some weekdays for
daytime shifts. Applicants should be in good health and
physically fit, able to lift 50 Ibs, and able to work outside.
Position is open until filled.
Please send resumes to or
fax to 863-767-8904.



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