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3 Shopping Days

'Til Christmas!



Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Fire Chief, EOC

Head Suspended

Of The Herald-Advocate
Two Hardee County depart-
ment heads have been suspend-
ed with pay as the county inves--
tigates allegations of sexual
misconduct on county time,
sometimes even on county
property, and its alleged
Richard Shepard, Emergency.
Operations Center director, and
Michael Choate, Hardee Coun-,
ty Fire-Rescue chief, were both
suspended by County Manager
Lex Albritton Tuesday night.
County attorney .Ken Evers
said Wednesday morning that
he could not comment on the'

"... Your branches green delight us." And surely they did as'a near-record crowd filled
Heritage Park for Friday Night Live to see and hear the Living Christmas Tree, a Living
Nativity Scene and other seasonal delights. Presented by the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, the tree soared 30 feet high and held vocalists from the around the commu-
nity. Friday Night Live is a monthly themed event hosted by Main Street Wauchula Inc.
For more photos of the fun, see 11A.

County Commission, School

Board Adopt New Districts

Of The Herald-Advocate
The County Commission and
School Board have both ap-
proved Plan 1 for the new dis-
tricts which will divide the
county into five evenly populat-
ed zones for elected representa-
District 1 will have a popula-
tion of 5,546 people and will


consist of the northwest corer
of the county south to State
Road 62, and is represented by
Minor Bryant as county com-
missioner and Paul Samuels on
the School Board.
District 2 seats are held by
Commissioner Sue Birge and

School Board member Mildred'
Smith, and will have 5,531 res-
idents from SR 62 south toward
Wauchula, then toward Oak
Grove to'SR 64.
District 3 will have a popula-
tion of 5,548 citizens in the

allegations because an internal
investigation is in progress, but
he did confirm the two men had
been. suspended.
County commissioners were
supplied with packets of infor-
mation Tuesday night, contain-
ing emails and supposed docu-
mentation regarding the alleged
activities and attempts tb keep
them secret.
On Wednesday afternoon,
Albritton said his initial action
Smay change by the end of the
business day as the probe
evolves. One or both men could
be exonerated.
Choate on Wednesday after-
noon denied the allegations

Marine Senc

Wishes From
o.Tr The Herald-Advocate
Although the war against Iraq ended
on Sunday and troops have either re-
turned to the states or are in the process
of doing so, the war
against Afghanistan still
-rages 6n.
Currently there are.
over 90,000 American
troops in Afghanistan.
One of those troops is 27-
year-old U.S. Marine Cpl.
Jeremy Hand. Military
personnel arranged an
overseas interview with
Hand'on Tuesday.
Hand is, a Hardee
County native who joined the Marines in
March of .2006 when he was 21. He
decided to join to try something different
and to experience a world outside of
Hardee County.
Today, Hand is at Camp Leatherneck
in Afghanistan, where he is deployed
with Unit HMH-464. He is a CH-53E'

against him, saying that in time
the accusations against him
"will turn out to be false."
Shepard, too, denied the
charges against him. "There has
been zero misconduct," he said.
"I categorically and emphatical-
ly deny these allegations that
were designed to attack me and
hurt me and my family."
Shepard explained,'"I had an
extra-marital affair with .the
lady, and I am embarrassed
about my actions, but I am not
embarrassed about my daugh-
ter." He said that he: and the
mother of the child are involved
in family-law court proceed-

Is Christmas

helicopterr) mechanic and a part of the
flight crew.
This will be Hand's, fourth time away
from 'home during the Christmas holi-
days. Hie says the hardest thing about
being 'away is that he
won't be with his loved
Even though

ylke he could do more. In
0, think he is already mak-

Sfeels as though he isn't
protecting them since he isgrea so far away.ifice
for his family.-- fighting

forHand is the son of Randall and Cindy
HandofWauchula. He is married feelsto Ann
like he could do more. In
some strange way, he
feels as' though he isn't
protecting them since he is so far away.
Hand is the son of Randall and Cindy
Hand of Wauchula. He is married to Ann
Hand, who is also stationed in Afghan-
istan, although in another camp, with the
Air Force. In fact, Hand was deployed
one day before his wife.


Playing Ball

May Cost You

County Considers User Fees

TOTAL Rainfall to 12/13/11 -51.60
Same period last year- 49.73
Ten Year Average 54.30
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center

Courthouse Report.......88
Crime Blotter.................3B
Hardee Living....;...........8A
Information Roundup...7A
School Lunch Menus....7B

Of The Herald-Advocate
The new county ball fields at
Hardee Park are almost com-
plete and ready for the upcom-
ing season, but the County
Commission must decide how
much to charge players to use
the facilities.
The county Parks & Recrea-
tion Board has recommended a
charge of $15 per youth for
using the baseball and soccer
fields near the Agri-Civic
Center west of Wauchula.
Adults playing in the week-
end soccer league on Doyle
Carlton Road could be charged
as much as $25 per person for
using the fields if the commis-
S sion implements the recom-

mended fees.
Kevin Moore, District 7
director for Florida Dixie Youth
Baseball, said those fees would
not be sustainable for the
league, which is already seeing
the number of participants
decreasing due to not being able
to afford to play.
"I guarantee you if you.raise
the fees that less kids will-play,"
Moore said.
Moore said the league at one
point had 415 participants and
now that number is down to
Polk County charges $4 per
child, and that includes all work
and maintenance done to the
.fields; he said. Desoto County

Ashton Bass sits on Santa's lap at the Hardee County Public Library during its annual
Cookies & Milk with Santa event. Children were read a story, given a book and offered
a chance to share their wish lists with the jolly ol'elf. Here, Ashton has plenty to tell Mr.
Claus.and, of course, confirms he's been "nice," not "naughty" all year!

Santa Teaches

The True Meaning

... Story 5A

" Letters To

Santa Inside
S... Story 1C

112th Year, No. 3
3 Sections, 32 Pages

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2A The Herald-Advocate, December 22, 2011

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

Sports Editor

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

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

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interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed
and include a daytime phone number.
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typed, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are sub-
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Some people went all out with Christmas decorations this year. This home on South Ninth Avenue in Wauchula had
a variety, including a seal and a bear checking out the Christmas tree in the right front of the picture. The home offers
JOY to everyone who enters or just passes by.

Friday Night Live in downtown Wauchula last week had a
record attendance of several thousand people. Featured attractions
were a.Living Christmas Tree sponsored by First Baptist Church of
Wauchula and a live nativity scene sponsored by Real Life Church,
plus a lot of booths. There were great Christmas songs, plus live
animals. Dis
Wauchula City Manager Terry Atchley estimated the crowd at Popul
3,000. Giovanni's Restaurant had a record day of business. The liv- o
ing Christmas tree took several days to erect and had a community Teresa
choir. The weather was excellent. Rick

Hardee Supervisor of Elections Jeff Ussery reported Tuesday
there are 6,277 registered Democrats in the county, with 4,204.
Republicans and 1,627 other voter affiliations. The GOP has gained
a lot of ground in recent years.
Republicans can vote January 31 on the presidential, prefer-
ence. Leading the polls at this point are Mitt Romney and Newt
Gingrich. 1
The county primary,election .will be Aug. 14 and the general
election Nov. 6:.,Sheriff Arnold Lanier is the 'only one: t file elec- Continued From lA
tibr'papetfsb far. Qualifying will be in June- ... ,r ;-
:, : .ii, --.. ,, .5. .&. .x..... l :Af z a -, : .. : sotith\.'5i1 par of. he' couln
First Baptist Church of Wauclul'h is debt-fr e follow"'ig"n arf'als curen
mortgage note burning Sunday during morning services conducted School Board number Nighrea
by Pastor Alan Permenter and. Millie Bolin, church president. Board
There was an original debt of $850,000 that had been reduced Crawford.
to $165,000 after acquiring the youth building property, plus two Distrct 4is represented by
extensive remodeling projects. Commissioner Grady Johnson
The plate used to bur' the debt was the same' one used when. and School Board member Jan
the original building mortgage note was burned'in 1988. Pltt,'and will have 5,558 resi-
dents in the southeast part of the
A new company called Waste Generated Products has asked county.
the county to co-sign a $40 million .loan, donate 100 to 200 acres District 5 is represented by
for two big buildings and be a partner in turning household garbage Dale Johnson on .the County
into fuel and other products. Commission and Thomas:
The project supposedly would provide 150 to 200jobs and get Trevino on the School Board,
the county out of the landfill business. The current landfill could and it covers the northeast por-'
also be mined to separate garbage from dirt and produce fuel and tion ofthe county.
other products. The average job would pay $28,000. The project At the CBunty Comnfission
would be in the Fort Green or Ona area. meeting 'Thursday, citizen
A WGP official said last week if the project did fail, it would Donald Samuels of Fort Green
fail rather quickly and the county would own the buildings and, Asked for specifics of ',hat it
equipment and get the land back.The morelikely scenario, he said, means to reside in a districtand
would be success. He said the county would not be liable for the who is in charge of monitbriing
$40 million loan. It would be covered by a cash bond. where a commissioner lives.
County Commission Chairman Minor Bryant said the propos- County. Attorney Ken EVers
al sounded to good,to be true. Citizen activists Hank Kuhlman of said a residence was defined by
Fort Green and FrainkKirklandof Bowling Green said the propos- wherb a person intends to live'
al is science fiction. What do you think? *or saysH le lives,' and' that the
S. definition is not entirely clear.
Following some recent declines the stock market rose Tuesday He said thd Election Board in
over two percent, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 337 Tallahassee is in charge of veri-
points.to 12,103. Daily changes of one. to three percent are not for ,
faint-hearted investors. Bears expect decliries' and Bulls predict
growth. It will be interesting to see if 2012 will be bearish or bull- =
ish. '

Here's hoping everyone has a happy holiday season. :

Merry Christmas

Continued From 1A

does not charge anythir
players to use its facility.
Moore said the cil
Wauchula did not charge
league to use the George
Fields on Florida Avenu
are .now being used for

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ig for softball:
He said the. league has
ty of already -contributed. $20.000
ge the toward the more than $800,000
Heine' total costs to build the fields,
e that bathrooms -and. concessions
Girls stands.
SThe money used for the fields
came from the Florida Re--
reation Development Assis-
tance Program grants and:
$250,000 from the Industrial
Development Authority.
e eh- The league charges $75 per,
from player, which covers uniforms,
ools. a hamburger and drink after the
t-ups game, equipment and paying
and the umpires. Moore said a few
jents players are given scholarships
pho- so they can affordto articisate
right. Commissioner Dale John on
sions said he felt the decision was
sday. big issue and he"would like.
name more time to look Into it and
dcon- think about it. Other commisr-
fying .sioners agreed and they decided
ad as to table the. issue until the next
scheduled meeting on Jan. 5.

R'A ,Pge. Oner bp,,in last
week's issue showing, a
story that pould be found
inside .that edition dis-
played .an .incorrect mug-.
shot. The picture, should
have' been. that 'of Doril
Renrick. Williams,,. wblp is,
accused 'of shooting a
bystander,at a November
party.* ,.
A Page One story on. a
stabbing should have said
that alleged assailants lis
Hodges w.as .going. to the'
Valencia' Apartments to
visit his ex-girlfriend.
'At The Herald'Advyocatde
we want accuracy tb be a
given, rot just our goal. if
you believe Wve have print-
ed an errori h act,'ple'as'
call 'to report it. We will
review 'the information; n and
if we find it npeet l orre'd-
tion or clarification, we 'will
do so here''
To make a report, pall
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.

flying that: residency require-
ments are met.
Samuels then said the county
12 V SXM n 'i""' .)n1 1q T r 't "a'

would be, better off moving to. different districts from w here
all' at-large districts, as some they truly live. No action was
elected officials run for office in taken on his suggestion.
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Office Features 3940 sq ft remod-
eled historic building plus addition in
1-994. fully rewired and replumed
with four restrooms. Paved parking
lot. right on the corner of W: Orange
St. and S. 7th Ave., 1 block of Main
Street and I block of US Hwy 17
downtov n Wauchula. Binder deposit
requirement $10.000.

Vacant Commercial Lot 82' x 147'
with concrete driveway and apron.
Adjacent to the office lot abole. This
lot will be sold \without reserve.
Binder deposit requirement $2,000.

4 Bedroom House Features This
2800 + sq ft brick house sits on 2 1/2
acres right on the Western edge of
Wauchula. Three bathrooms, large
family room, living room, dining
room, working fire place, detached
garage with paved driveways front
and rear. 2160 sq ft masonry barn with
overhead doors. City water in addition
to 6" irrigation well and lawn irriga-
tion. Perfect home for those wanting
space to have garden, animals, home
shop or equipment storage, also close
to downtown. $ 10.000 binder deposit

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December 22,2011, The Herald-Advocate 3A

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor

On :Dec. 10, a dedication
service was held for Crystal
Lake's Veterans Memorial
Wall. !Presentation of Colors
was made by the American
LegioniPost No. 2. "God Bless
Amerida" was led by Nancy
Morrison and "O Canada" was
led biy Barb Kramer. Don
Merillat read the names of the
veterans listed on the wall. As
their name was read, each veter-
an who was present was asked
to stand for a second. If the vet-
eran was deceased, his spouse
was asked to stand. Don
Merillat said at present there are
116 veterans' names on the
If you happen to be in
Crystal Lake, take a moment to
look al the Veterans Memorial
Wall lb'ated in the Rec Hall.
We'appreciate all the work done
by thos6 involved in this proj-

Steve Gray led the prayer on
Dec. 14. Don Ahearn led the
U.S. Pledge and I led the
Canadian Pledge. The 50/50
winners were Joe and Barb
Newm4n, Chuck and Barb
Ellis, Ron and Sheila Lapier,
and Lot 34.
Jerry Raleigh announced
there will be a jam session at
tef Rec Hall on Jan. 5. from 2 to
4 p.m.

Kay Dale won the large jack-:
pot on Dec. 9. Bubbles Powell
and Gisele Schrobback split the
small jackpot and Sherry Bundy .
and Don Ahearn split the spe-
cial Jackpot. On Dec. 12, Linda
Harrison won the large jackpot
and Barb Quinn' won the small

The Craft Club .held its' sec-:
ond annual Cookie Exchange
o .Dec. 12. We had a good
turnout and there was a wide
variety of different cobkies to
choose from. Crafts made by
the craft members were also

S By Diane Burget
On Dec. I, Christmas carols

CASE NO.: 25201i1CP000098


The administration of the
CHANT, deceased, whose date of
death was October 18, 2011, and
whose social security number is
xxx-xx-xxxx, Is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
FL, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Drawer
1749,' Wauchula, Florida 33873-
1749. The name and address of:
the Personal Representative and
the Personal, Representative's
Attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent-
and other persons having claims
or demands against' decedent's
estate; on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims, with this
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is 12/22/11.
SPersonal Representative:
( 18700 US 27 South
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Attorney for Personal
John W. Burton, of
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137

were being played by Carole
Jones on the piano and Linda
Gray on the organ as we entered
for worship. We had .special
music today by Nancy Mor-
rison. She sang a song entitled
"Special Delivery." Nancy also
led our choir as it sang "Love
Was When."
Don Merillat gave the prayer -
for the offering and Lowell
Gordon and Bill Burget collect-
ed the offering. Linda Gray and
Carole Jones accompanied us as
we sang "O Come, All Ye
Faithful," "Praise the Lord" and
"Away in a Manger."
Pastor Bob Winne's message
to us was taken from Matthew

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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet

'Chapel was well-attended,
with 118 at the.service with
Pastor David.

Our coffee hour was enjoyed
by 178, with Wayne Shick lead-
ing the pledge and Janet wel-
coming and leading in the
Lord's Prayer. Janet was sport-
ing yet another hat, and her new
T-shirt she was .given fromn
Santa 'Claus' with T-shaped
towel pieces, golf tees and tea
bags, assuring all her T's are
' crossed and covered; '
Many coupons were given
away, 50/50, and Perkins cinna-
mon buns in the shape of a tree.

For our December potluck
Swe had 81 attend. Poinsettias
decorated the. tables and were
Given as prizes. Those winning
them were Cloyce Swisher..
Harry Cassidy, Bob Fallows,
Richard Gray, Bonnie Chapel
and Pierrette Desch'enes.
Shuffle: Central District
Tournament was played in
Winter Haven, in the Pro
SDivision Larry Brown and Bob
Conkle won third place. In the
Main Event, Cheryl Conkle
placed first in Consolation. In
the Amateur Division Main
Event, Harold Comeau first,
Rosemary Comeau second,
-Lyni Shick -third and=Richard
LaCrosse fourth. Great job.
Bowling: High game forr the
men, Bob Gregoire 182; for the
women, Barb Fallows 174.
High series for the men, Frank
Feeser 467: and the women,
Arlene Sebright 407. Fun was
had by all!

Pat and Betty Kenney hale

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from Roscommon, Mich. After
meeting on a blind date and dat-
ing for seven months, they mar-
ried on Nov. 18, 1961, and have
just celebrated their 50th
anniversary. They have three
adult children and five grand-
Pat was in the Air Force serv-
ing in Germany, France and
Africa, which he enjoyed all of
those countries. After he was
out of the service he became a
milk delivery man, and then,
went to work for Chrysler for a
couple of years and was lucky.
enough to get into Michigan
Trick and after 30 years retired
from there.
entty was a hairdresser but
after her children came along
stayed home till they were in
school full-time, and she
worked part-time as a doctor's
receptionist, and finally in JC
Penney's in the stock room and
retired after 10 years.
They both have similar inter-
ests and do many things togeth-
er, but Pat's interest is golf,
cards and pool and Betty's
interest is bingo, cards, line
dancing and 'has cr'cheted
many items in her past.
Arriving in our park after
being at a rest area and talking
to a couple who had just come
from our park for the season
and gave them the literature
about our park, the next year
they decided to come and try
our park out. They,really ,n-
joyed it and now have been res-
idents for 10 years.
They like our park mostly
because of the people, their lov-
ing ways,.the caring and the:
many activities offered. We are
very lucky to have them. as a
part of our park family and we
want to congratulate them on
their 50 years together.

Light One Candle
By Gerald M. Co8tefll
The Christophers

Where would we be without Santa Claus?
For a surprising number of people, the answer comes easily: a
lot better off.,
That's a disappointing response. to be sure, and most of us
would object to it strongly. Even though he springs from a secular
background. Santa is now part of the Christmas scene. And viewed
in the right light, he can easily draw people into the true meaning
of the season, leading us to thoughts of the incomparable Gift that
God gave us on that first Christmas day.
SThat's.the way. at any rate. that G.K. Chesterton saw it. The
sentiments of that famed British author of a century ago were
.relayed at this time last year by Father John Dietzen, whose ques-
'tion-and-answer column was distributed by Catholic News Service..
Father Dietzen was replying to a writer who was uneasy with
her friends because they intended to tell their children that Santa
was just a myth. one eagerly embraced by merchants only because
it led to more sales at Christmas.
She was right to be upset. Father Dietzen said.. turning to
Chesterton to help make his point. He wrote of the way Chesterton
remembered Christmas mornings, when his stockings were filled,
with good things that he had not worked for or even been good for.
The young Chesterton accepted the explanation that was given
him: thatfa being called Santa Claus. someone of "peculiarly fan-
tastic goodwill." was kindly disposed toward him. Father Dietzen
went on to quote Chesterton:
"We believed that a certain benevolent person did give us
those toys for nothing. And I believe it still. I have merely extend-
ed the idea. Then I only wondered who put the toys in the stocking.
Now I wonder who put the stockings by the bed. and the bed in the
room. and the room in the house, and the house on the planet, and
the great planet in the void."
Father Dietzen went on to draw the obvious lesson. "Call
'Santa Claus a myth or what you will." he wrote. "but in his name
parents and all of us who give gifts at this special time of the
year are putting one another in deeper touch with the "peculiar-
ly fantastic goodwill which is the ultimate source of it all ... I hope
your friends reconsider."
And when he wrote about "a certain benevolent person" of
"fantastic goodwill" and a "Gift we did not deserve." Father
Dietzen was on perfectly familiar ground. In Santa Claus. he found
a way to teach about Gtod.
For a free copr y qof "Living The Gohl'en Rule." write: The
Christopyhers. 5 Htnorer Sqmirar. Ne-w Ywrk. NY 10HI04: or e-mail:
mIil@ chrisrtophers .org.


21, about the Parable of he
Tenans. The tenants ae the
Jews or their leader. The ser-
vants represent the Old
Testament prophets. many of
whom were killed. The son
represents Christ. The other ten-
ants were the gentiles to whom
God turned when the Jews
rejected the Gospel.
The whole story of Christmas
is that Jesus came to save us.

Men's Golf Dec. 8: Winners
were Dewey Morrison, Fred
Leverone, T. Schmitzen and
Charlie McKnight.
Ladies Golf Dec. 8: First,
Nancy Morrison; second, Jan
Brinker; and third, Rita Delisle.
Mixed Golf Dec. 12: Winners
were Aurele Dufour, Marilyn
Funkhouser, Norm Batchelor
and Rita Delisle.

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Soewn here t l CINs, O, wMw type of helicopter Marine Cpl. Jeremy Hand works on

Continued From 1A

Both are set to return to the States
around the same time in February.
Hand says he loves and misses his
parents very much. He wishes he could
spend the holiday season with them,
especially because he also misses his
mother's holiday cooking, he adds.
When asked what he will be doing for
Christmas this year, Hand says that it
would just be another regular work day
in Afghanistan. They will continue to

M"Th is absolutely and 100
percent false," Shepard said.
"All of this is retaliation"
Albriton 's decision to sus-
pend the two department heads
on Tuesday night followed
receipt of a packet of emailk
Shepard allegedly wrote to his
girlfriend, discussing their
affair and arranging meeting
limes for them. At least one
email indicated a rendezvous
took place on county time, and,
others seemed to show inappro-
priate activity while Shepard
was out-of-town a a conference
paid for by the county.
In: onei email- purportedly
written by SheprMd, the girl-
friendis told the county manag-
er was questioning him for not
being. ata Southwest Florida
Water Management District
meeting in Lakeland, even
though his county vehicle was'
parked outside the building.
"He typically thinks all his
employees are up to no good
when they're not in the office so
his inquiry really didn't surprise
me that much, only that it took
this long for him to actually say
anything," he allegedly told his
female friend.
Shepard later dismissed that
concern, however, saying the
county manager "has moved on
to other things. ,The e-mail also
alleges that he had arranged for
Choate to cover for him.
"Besides, I told Michael
(Choate) 1 was having lunch
with you, and he assured me he.
would tell the boss he knew and
approved of where I was "
since I have covered his (exple-
tive) on more than one occa-
sion," Shepard supposedly,
wrote to the woman.'
The email later. describes to
the woman how hard it is
maneuvering his- schedule
around his work and family to
make time for her.
The e-mail says at least three
people knew about the affair,'
but notes Shepard did not feel
concerned because he had'
"dir" on the people who knew*
about it, including Choate.
The emails, all supposedly,
from Shepard's e-mail accounts,
were written in December of
2009 through January of 2010.
Another e-mail account attrib-
uted to Shepard is quoted dur-.
ing January of this year. While
,attending a conference in
Orlando on county time and at
county expense, it allegedly
shows Shepard placed an ad on
Craig's List trying to get.a sex
partner to come to his hotel
room. It includes two nude pic-
tures he took of himself with a
cell-phone camera.
'Shepard on Wednesday after-
noon termed the emails bogus.
He said he has changed email
accounts numerous times
because his email had been
"hacked" and "attacked."
Hq said that during the course
of his affair, he did, indeed,
exchange "those kinds of pic-
tures" with the woman he was
involved with. After the rela-
tionship ended, he deleted her
photographs, he said, but he
does not know what she did
with his.
Shepard believes someone
posted old photographs and fab-

fight the enemy.
"The Taliban don't take the day off,
and neither do we," he says.
Many troops, like Hand, will be fac-
ing the Christmas holiday with a longing
Sfor home. The thing that makes this hard
situation easier for their .families is
knowing these heroes are fighting to
make this country better and keep it free.
Hand wishes a merry Christmas to all
the folks back home. :
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ricated emails to discredit him
and destroy his career.
Choate said Wednesday af-
ternoon that allegations of any
inappropriate activity oi' his
part or of efforts to cover uip
anyone else's such activity will

be proven false by the close of
the investigation. "I won't even
be an issue," he said,
' Both men have obtained legal
Staff writer Cynthid Krahl con-
tributed to this report.
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Sports Update
By Joan Seaman

It seems there are still congratulations in order.
In addition to Wildcat Coach Buddy Martin and several mem-
bers of the football team Who, earned recognition in the Florida
Athletic Coaches Association district All-Stars listings, there is
another fall athletip honotd., ,
'Volleyballsenior captain Summer Palmer was named the Class
5A Player of the Year and also received Academic All-State recog-
nition. Congratulations, Summer.
.She and her teammates gave Coach Ken.Leupold a good send-
off with the first-ever volleyball district championship. Coach has
moved to.Demming, N.M. His wife Barbara,,a teacher at Zolfo
Springs Elem., son Jonathan and daughter Jessica preceded him
Sand are working in their chosen educational fields. He will teach
writing in a private school and some college classes and coach boys
tennis. ,

All eyes turn now to winter sports. .
Girls basketball turned to winning ways in the final 'week
before the holiday break,' taking games from Frostproof and
Auburndale, before losing to Lake Placid. First-year Coach Jeanne
Adkins and assistant Rod Smith have been Working with the young
team, which has only one senior, Al)! Yeomans,; r(:.
Two weeks ago, boys basketball had a 3-1 record and took a
wek off. They played at Avon Park on Tuesday and will be at
home today (Thursday) for a visit from Bartow. Next week, they'll
be in the three-day First Academy tournament in Orlando against
some top schools. The following week is the Kathleen Shootout.
SThe soccer boys are winning more than losing. Results from the
girls squads have been unavailable.
Girls weightlifting is improving every meet, of the two they've
had so far. A little more confidence and strength training and they'll
be winning in the new year. Returnee Jessica Hunt is the only expe-
rienced senior on the young squad.

In college news, a pair of former Wildcats are making their
mark at their respective colleges.
SArnold Louis is a 6-7 junior for the. Savannah State Tigers and
first in offensive and defensive rebounds. He is second in blocked
shots, steals, and free throws, fourth in assists and fifth in total
points. At home, the Tigers split games with Jacksonville in a 73-
70 win and lost to Georgia Tech. There have been wins over
Gardner-Webb and Hampton and close losses to ChattanOoga 63-
65 and Norfolk State 60-58. Other losses were to Georgetown,
North Florida, Indiana and Butler.
His Hardee teammate Mark St. Fort is now playing for the
NCAA If 19-ranked Warner International Royals. The 6-7 junior
averages 21 minutes a game, rank's second in field goal average of
.596, free-throw average at .520 and rebounds (61). He also has
five blocked shots and five steals.

Backtracking to November, here was a Hannah's House Golf
Tournament to raise funds' fOr the complex to house victims of
domestic violence or homelessness. Once stable, the women and
their children go into apartments, where they continue schooling
and financial classes, dealing w.tIitheir children and relationships
in a protected environment. A~'they learn and -grow, they will
become financially independent,.responsible citizens. For more
information on these programs, call 773-5717.
Winners of the tourney were the team of Todd Rogers, Jake
Ehling, Brad Thompson and Weston Johnson in first place; R.
Bond, J. Taylor, M. Chavez and R. Benson in second; and Steve
White, Gary Clingerman, Gary'Bowman and Dave Bedosky in
third place.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call me at 773-325 or e-mail me at news.heral-
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Paul Edward Stewart, 71,
of Duette, died on Sunday,
Dec. 18, 2011,at home.
He was born in Columbus,
Ga., on June 20, 1940, and
was a 23-year resident of
Duette, coming from St. Pete
Beach. He was owner of
Stewaht Fencing Co., a ranch-
er, and a member of Dry
Prairie Baptist Church and the
Manatee Cattleman's Associ-
He is survived by his wife
Betty Stewart of Duette; three
sons, Steve Stewart and wife
Mary of St. Pete Beach, Paul
Stewart of St. Petersburg and
Scott Stewart of Kannapolis,
N.C.; two. daughters Cori
McLachlan of Palmetto and
Wendy Fruland of St. Pete
Beach; mother Margaret C.
Stewart of Duette; 20 grand-
children; and three great-
Visitation is Friday, Dec.
23rd from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dry
Prairie Baptist Church, with
services at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Doug Carter and the Rev.
Rudy Williams officiating.
Interment follows at Fortner
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to the
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Judith Elaine Wadsworth, 68,
of Wauchula, died on Thursday,
Dec. 15, 2011, at Lake Placid.
Born Aug. 23, 1943, -in
Wauchula, she was a lifelong
resident of the county. She was
a kindergarten teacher and a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula.
Survivors include husband,
George Wadsworth. Sr. of
Wauchula; father and step-
mother Ivy Buell and Maria
Knight of Sebring; son George
SWadsworth Jr. and wife Jennifer
of Wauchula; daughter Kelly
Wadsworth,Moye and husband
Matt of Wauchula; sisters Gayle
Knight and Carlene Schumann
of Wauchula, and Cheryl Bone
and husband Neil of Bartow;
stepsister Ivy Knight Fitzgerald
of Palm Springs, Calif.; and
grandchildren Cassandra Wads-
worth, Morgan Walters and
Carly Wadsworth.
Visitation was Monday, Dec.
19, at First Baptist Church of
Wautchula from 10 to lla.m.
with funeral services at 11 a.m.
with Marcus Shackelford, Duck
Smith and Pastor Darin Canary
officiating. Interment followed
at Wauchula Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be
made to North Wauchula
Blementaryp School, ,;1120 N.
Florida Av'e., Waucihtla, FL
33873, Attn: -Playground Fund
in Memory of Judy Wadsw6rth.
Arrangements were by Robarts
Family Funeral Home.

Paul Edward Stewart,'71, of
"Duette, died on' Sunday, Dec.
18, 2011, at home.
Born June 20, 1940, at
Columbus, Ga., he lived in
Duette for 23 years,. coming
from St. Pete Beach. He was
owner of Stewart Fencing Co.,
a rancher, a member of Dry
Prairie Baptist Church and the
Manatee Cattleman's Associa-
Survivors include wife Betty
Stewart of Duette; sons Steve
Stewart and wife Maty of St.
Pete Beach, Paul Stewart of St.
Petersburg and Scott Stewart of
Kannapolis, N.C.; daughters
Cori McLachlan of Palmetto
and Wendy Fruland of St. Pete
Beach; mother Margaret C.
Stewart of Duette; 20 grand-
children; and three great-grand-
Visitation is Friday, Dec. 23,
from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dry
Prairie Baptist Church, with
services at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
SDoug Carter and the Rev. Rudy
Williams officiating. Interment
follows at Fortner Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, memorials may
.be sent to the American Cancer
Society Benjamin Mendick
Hope Lodge, 12810 Magnolia
Dr., Tampa, FL 33612. Arrange-
ments are made by Robarts
Family Funeral Home.,

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battle with Alzheimer's.
She was born Aug. 23,
1943, in Wauchula and was a
lifelong resident of Hardee
County. Judy .was a member
of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula, a devoted wife,
mother, grandmother, daugh-
ter, sister, and beloved kinder-
garten teacher for 30 years.
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band George 'Wadsworth Sr.
of Wauchula; father and step-
mother Ivy Buell and Maria
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wife Jennifer of Wauchula;
daughter Kelly Wadsworth
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grandchildren Cassandra
Wadsworth, Morgan Walters
and Carly Wadsworth.
Visitation was Monday,
Dec. 19th at First Baptist
Church of Wauchula from 10
to 11 a.m. with funeral servic-
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Pastor Darin Canary officiat-
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Wauchula Cemetery.
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Christmas music and stories filled the Main Street home of Dr. Sylvia Collins on Dec. 14 as
the Wednesday Musicale presented its annual Christmas program. The event was highlight-
ed by Hardee County native and guest soloist Marilynn Beilen of Sarasota, a violin duet by
Collins and granddaughter Sylvia Preston, a piano solo by Daniel Permenter, vocals by Jill
Southwell and caroling by Morgan Dickey, Lauren Senn and Jayden and Jensey Hays. Young
Sand old enjoyed "The Night Before Christmas" as read by Jim Stallings before concluding
With St. Nick's wishes of "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

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What's So Bad About Christmas Fruitcake?

Special-To The Herald-Advocate
The Gracious Mistress of the Parson-
age has our home all decorated for the
Christmas season. In the evening, we sit
down in the living room among all of the
decorations, sip our hot cocoa and have a
healthy slice of Christmas fruitcake.
When it comes to decorating things, I
don't even have a thumb. My decorating
expertise is simply to enjoy the work
done. And that I do.
I love everything about the Christmas
season, except maybe shopping in the
mall. I think there should be some kind
of a law restricting shopping in the mall.
It is not that I hate going to the mall -
well, I guess if I am truthful, I really do.
If only they had a nice good used book-
store, I might see my way to the mall
more often, and deliberately.
Apart from the mall, the Christmas
season is a terrific time to be alive.
I love the Christmas trees. Go ahead
and call it a "Holiday Tree," if you do not
mind sounding silly. Solomon, in the Old
Testament, had those people in mind
when he wrote, "Even a fool, when he
holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and
he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a
mafn of understanding," Proverbs 17:28
If it is a "Holiday Tree," which holi-
day does it represent?
I love all the decorations associated
with this time of year. Throughout the
year, everything seems to be rather drab,
but when Christmas comes along things
brighten up.
I love all the stories associated with
Christmas. Yes, I know some of them are
just made up, but every once in a while it
is good to listen to a story. The fact that
somebody has accused Santa's reindeer
If bullying poor little Rudolph only indi-
cates that some people do not know the
difference between fact and fiction.
SDo not let this get out, but Rudolph
the Red-Nosed Reindeer does not even
exist. He is just a made-up character in a
Christmas story. I know that will come as
a shock to many people, but the truth is
the truth no matter whom it hurts.
I love the music of Christmas, partic-
ularly because 90 percent of the

Christmas music is religious. Go figure?
Nothing is more inspiring than listening
to a choir sing Handel's "Messiah." Of
course, there is a danger that the wrong
people will get a holdof this great piece
of music and want to change the title. I
am looking for someone to protest this
and insist we call it, "Handel's Person."
The music of Christmas is uplifting'
and inspiring despite all the naysayers
who seem to come out of the ground dur-
ing this time of the year. I wish they
would stay underground and celebrate
whatever they celebrate with Punxsu-
tawney Phil.
Dare I mention the food of Christ-
mas? I'm going to anyway. The best
thing about the food at Christmastime is
that nobody and when I am talking
about nobody, I am referring, of course,
to my wife says, "You shouldn't be
eating that." The beauty of Christmas
food is that you can eat it whenever and
as much as you like.
When I come back for my second
slice of fruitcake and somebody looks at
me, I always say, "I'm starting my diet
next month." And I get away with it
every time.
Speaking of fruitcake, it is the best
part of the Christmas food frenzy. My
biggest concern in this area is that fruit-
cake has gotten a very bad-rap by people
who do not understand this delicacy. It is
a very wonderful way for a person to get
their daily portion of fruit. How nice of
it to be mixed in with cake. After all, if
the word "fruit," is associated with it, it
must be good, right? Everybody knows
fruit is good for a person.
I take my portion of vegetables in car-
rot cake and my portion of fruit in fruit-
cake. This is the cuisine of the gods.
There is a very practical side to this
fruitcake business. As I am picking up
my fifth slice of fruitcake, I begin think-
ing about the New Year and how I need
to add more fruit to my diet. As I slowly
chew on the fruitcake, every aspect of
my being is energized with glorious
delight and goodwill toward men. After
a few slices of fruitcake, I am in such a
good mood that even the "Holiday Tree"
people do not bother me so much.
Nothing comes between my fruitcake

and me.
Christmas is the season to rejoice in
God's love for the world. God loves us
so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus
Christ, to save us. Rejoice!
The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of

the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala.
You may contact Snyder .at (352) 687-
4240 or via e-mail to jamessnyder2-
@att.net. The church website is

Lady 'Cats Have Winning Week

Of The Herald-Advocate
Getting ready for the holi-
days, the Hardee girls basket-
ball team claimed two of three
games last week.
They won at Frostproof and
at home against district rival
Auburndale, before running
into a buzz saw on Thursday
night at home against Lake
Although there may be prac-
tices over the holiday break, it
will be Jan. 6, before games
resume, with back-to-back road
games, the 6th at Lake Wales
and the 10th at Auburndale. The
first home game of the second
season is against district foe
Tenoroc on Jan. 14.
Hardee started last week
well, winning against Frost-
proof for the second time this
season. This game ended 54-14.
It was an even 7-7 quarter,
before Hardee broke loose in
the second period for a 22-16
halftime lead, which grew as
the game went on, winning 54-
Junior Robyn Tanksley led all
scorers with 20 points. A Lady
Bulldog senior was next with

16 of her team's points. with 20 points. Casso added a
Alyssa Casso added 15 points half dozen before going out
for the Lady 'Cats with a pair of with a sprained foot. Tanksley
deuces, quartet of deuces and a also had six points, Allison-
free throw. Bailey' Carlton', Hunter four and Ali Yeomans
added nine points, Kayla! two points.
Nichols six, and Destiny The Hardee. JV, losing to
Thompson and Allison Allen- Frostproof 26-19 after winning
Hunter each four points. Others over the junior Lady Bulldogs
playing were Adna Metayet, in the season opener.
Stephanie Perez, Allison Smith Kayshia Mosley led Hardee
and Ali Yeomans with seven points,. Honesty
It was an even better win at Martinez added seven, and
home against 2-6 district oppo- Catherine "Cat" Jackson,
nent Auburndale on Tuesday Alejandra Solis Endreina
evening. Hardee took a 16-8 Martinez and Jazmine Alamia
first-quarter advantage and each two points. Alexis Santana
never looked back, taking added one at the charity stripe.
advantage of the 18 fouls called Other players are Aundrea Pace,
on the Lady Bloodhounds. Ana Lazo, Diana Gomez,
Hardee won 63-27, behind Haylee Williams and Araceli
the 25 points of Carlton. Casso Ramos,
added 16. Nichols had eight .IHardee played better against
points, Perez and Tanksley' Lake Placid, but lost 29-23 in a
each four, and Allison .Smith foul-ridden game. There 33
and Allen-Hunter each 'two total fouls called, with 18 going
points. against Hardee. Nichols led
It was a completely different' 'Hardee with five points, fol-
game at home against :top' glowed by Honesty Martinez and
flight, aggressive Lake Placid,, Santana with four apiece,
Each teams had spurts, but the Endreina Martinez, Pace,
Lady Dragons had more of :iGomez, Solis and Casso each
them in the 66-38 win. 'two points and Jackson a foul
Carlton was high for Hardee, shot.

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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
will be closed

Monday, December 26, 2011,
in observance of the ,

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Zolfo Springs c12:22c (863) 735-1495


*. 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
Monday Friday 7:00 AM 3:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM 11:30 AM C
After hours by appointment
S(863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771
:.-.- Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider


1-941-778-7980/7565 E


in 2006 on 5 acres for-sale on
Peeples Ln, Wauchula. Priced to
sell at $87,000. Call Brook or
Sandy Larrison for a showing.
Nextage Realty Pros. Cell phone,
-863-832-0565 or 863-832-0130.

brand on hip 'JR, between
Briarpatch & Nursery Rd., Zolfo
Springs. Please contact Jared,
214-3027. 12:8-22p
I0M -1

Cabbage for Christmas now $12
'or $10 for quantities. 12:15,22c
2006 YAMAHA G29 gas golf cart
$1,400 OBO, 863-773-6662.
1500cc, $4,205. 2008 Yamaha V-
Star Silverado 1100cc, $6,270
863-773-2478. 11:24-12:22p
15' TRAMPOLINE with side
screen, good condition, $75.00,
call 863-448-2111. 12:22p
FOR SALE -100% leather jackets.
- For more info. call 735-1906.

2 MOBILE HOMES ON separate
lots, 2 sheds, 30 foot fifth-wheel
camper, very nice; and nice golf
cart in Bowling Green, $120,000
or best offer. Or will trade for
home in Wauchula of equal Value.
Must be close to town. 863-712-
1IO t na fI-.OO-A n 12:.o2n

IL.Ur I A rL.I, I TVU i y uf iVoa
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 islocat-
ed at 685 Airport Road, Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion.; tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh

The bird with the longest
feathers is the onagadori, a
domestic strain of red jun-
gle fowl. Its feathers span
more than 34 feet.


(863) 528-7085 *.Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs,.FL 33890

RN/LPN Full Time 3-11 SHIFT
Needed for a 79 bed SNF. If you like geriatrics
come join the Hardee Manor Healthcare Team.
Apply in person
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873 V
PH: 863-773-3231 FAX 863-773-0959
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L T O R 8
(863) 773-2128

See more listings at
Kenny Sanders www.joeldavis.com


Beautiful native Florida! Wooded wonder! 5ac w/beau-
Secluded 5 ac of wooded land tiful trees, paved road. $50,000!
has deeded access to Peace
River! Canoe, camp, fossil hunt, Escape the gridlock! One-room
relax!$90,000!rustic cabin sits on 22 ,ac
C 3BR1BA home in Bowlin fenced pastureland w/estab-
Green w/new flooring, cabinets, shed oaks, 4" well, 2 bans
countertops, being sold as is. private rd! $175,000!
Great size for beginning citrus
PRICE REDUCED! High & owner! 10 ac Valencia grove
dry pastureland! 10 ac w/two 4" wells, pump, micro-jet
improved, fenced land on pri- irrigation, drain tile $95,000!
vate rd is attractive homesite, or
perfect for cattle/horses! PRICE REDUCED! 333 ac
110,000! ..
$110, !ranch has pasture, irrigation
PRICE REDUCED! 20+ acs system, 12" well, 3BR/3BA two-
zoned industrial on Hwy 17. story home, 3,000 ft landing
$399,000! strip. $1,165,500!
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$99 Move In-Special through December 31st
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December 22, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 7A


per pound(quart). BROCCOLI
$1.00 per bunch. COLLARDS
$2.00 per bunch. 2949 Center Hill
Rd, between Wauchula and
Bowling Green, off Hwy 62, 4.5
miles west of US 17. Open 7 days,
7:30am until 6:00pm. Bob at 863-
223-5561. 12:22nc

1996 30FT. 5th WHEEL CAMPER.
Very nice $6,000.00, 863-712-1126
863-224-4790, B.G. 12:22p

316 S. ,11th Ave., $450 month,
863-832-9643. 12:22p
4 BR, 2 B MH on one acre lot,
1553 Appaloosa Lane, $650
month, first and last, plus
deposit, 773-0620, 381-6976.

A/H, utility room, very spacious,
863-735-2626 12:22c
2 car garage, laminate floors
throughout, all appliances, $900
per month. Jessica Smith, 781-
1186 11:24tfc
MOBILE HOMES 1 bed-$300 mo.;
2 bed-$350 mo-up; 3 bed-$450
mo. up. Close to schools & hospi-
tal, no pets, $200 deposit. Se
habla espanol 863-698-4910 or
863-698-4908. 6:9tfc
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



Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
SPond Digging Ditch Cleaning

Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 cM:c Mobile: (941) 456-6507

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


Free Estimates
Insured 30+ years experience c1:fc

5101 N. Hwy 7 Bowling Green .- :
S/ Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines i'"
S/ Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions


2BR, -1BA Apartment, $550
month, $500 dep., 773-0100.

collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th.
Ave. 4:28tfc/dh
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 facilitator.
More information call 773-5717.
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
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, desks, con-
crete. Harold Howze Construc-
tion,735-1158. PR005181
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

Hihon Funiur
Acrssfrm om Dpo

LOOKING FOR A Housekeeper
that is always on time, excellent
at her wor~ nnest and reason-
ably priced? Call me, Christina
(727)265-0990. You'll be telling
your friends about me.
4-C CONSTRUCTION, Free esti-
mates, handyman, concrete,
remodels, additions, CBC1256,
863-214-1471. 10:13-3:29p

1085 U.S. Hwy. 17, Wauchula
pickup & delivery, consignment,
layaway. All proceeds to Hardee
County Residents. 773-0550.
123 N. 7th Ave. All Christmas
items 50% off. All donations
appreciated. 773-3069. 12:15tfc
Furniture, 133 E. Townsend,
Wauchula, 832-5759. 11:17-1:19p
HUGE 3 FAMILY. Friday 8-?
Saturday 8-12 noon. Baked
goods, beds, clothes for every-
one, furniture, tools, books,
movies and Christmas. Worth the
drive, Ratliff Road, South on
Florida Ave. right onto Ratliff, 1,
mile on left.. 12:22p
SAT. 7-? 496 River Lane, furniture,
clothes, toys, household items.
alt. Hwy 62 Follow Signs Misc.
Stuff. 12:22p

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Holiday Changes
Garbage Pickup
Due to the Christmas holi-
day, some garbage disposal
days will change. The county
landfill will be closed this
Saturday as well as next
Saturday. Garbage pickups,
however, will remain the
same. Animal Control will be
closed tomorrow (Friday)
and Monday.
For Hardee County Dis-
-iposal customers, pickup~ or
the Christmas holidays will
be on Friday. Pickup for there
New Year's holiday will be
next Friday. In Bowling
Green, tomorrow's route will
be changed to today
(Thursday) and Monday's
route will be changed to

Do not throw the arrow
which will return against
-Kurdish Proverb

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity andt seren-
ity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter; a
soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like
a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical
fa-Henri Matisse


All Christmas Plants in
containers on sale!
Single poinsettias in a
original containers $1

505 S. 7th Ave. Wauchula 863-773-5747
Johnnie Hodges, Owner

Heartland Real Estate Corp.
3200 US Hwy 27 S, Suite 201
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 382-3887

Immaculate 3 BR, 2-5 BA home on 10 acres on corner uipated
road on two sides & all high and dry. Desirable location-minules
to Wauchula. Fireplace, enclosed 22 X 22 garage/play room for
kids 56 X 100 steel barn. 8" well %/JD power unit.
$315000 Call Nlikey today @, 781-1698
Many business opportunities!
Cleared, county sewer & water. Phase I Environmental
Site Assessment completed, will build to suit.
$580,000 Call Mikey for more details.

Other Properties Available!
Please visit our website at


S Fstan Rlable

(863 78-300 or781309

L A M BE R E Bus. (863) 773-0007
LEALM Y I B NEFax: (863) 773-0038
REALTY INC. www.lambertrealty.net
404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

Large home in convenient location! 3 or 4 B/R,
2 Bths, hardwood floors, tall ceilings, screened
front porch, carport, central A/C. $69,900

building has 2988 sq. ft., central H/A, 2B/2Bth,
ideal location. $135,000

Close to town, updated 3 or 4 B/R, 2 Baths,
CB/Stucco home; very clean and move-in
ready; partially fenced yard. $125,000

NEW LISTING! 3B/3Bth, CB/Stucco home on
lovely lot; vaulted beamed ceilings, w/b fire-
place, fenced swimming pool, sprinkler system;
16x12 shop. $160,000



Ken Lambert

Knollwood; 3B/3Bth, swimming pool, many
extras. $160,000
Spacious 4B/3BTH, CB/Stucco home; large
kitchen, living room with w/b fireplace, double
garage, fenced backyard. $155,500
2B/1.5Bth M/H with family room addition
(10x24), furniture, all appliances including
extra refrigerator, water softener; fenced yard.
3.2 acre corner lot; nice secluded property that
has native trees. $6,000
Hydroponic Farm 8.91 acres with barn, cool-
er, seed house, green houses; everything needed
to produce your fruit and vegetables. $225,000

1.. .IT*

Each office independently owned and operated.

Robert Hinerman Nancy Craft
227-0202 .832-0370

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

.Richard Dasher

Victor Salazar


OWNER SAYS SELL!! Great Starter Home
Only $65.000 3 Br-2 Bath, Handicap acces-
sible, living room, eat-in-kitchen, 1 car car-
port and walking distance to town. Ask for
PRICE REDUCED on already outstanding
bargain in this 3 / 2 CB/Brick home in sub-
urb Wauchula, call for appointment today.
PRICED REDUCED!! East Main Street-2
Br, 1 Bath frame home Front's on Main
Street, Back's on Hwy 64 East. Great loca-
tion! $42.500 Ask for Nancy!
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Brick home outside city
limits, central heat & air, one car carport,
wall to wall carpet, large oaks, outbuildings
and alarm system. $175.000
If You Are Just Starting Out, $35,000 for this
3 Bd, 2 bath CB Home is a great prices! Call
for appointment today.
$6.500 PER ACRE!! 10AC fenced, 4 inch
well, great location for home, farming,
multi-business. Ask for Nancy!!
LISTING PRICE $52.900!! Concrete
Block home within'the City of Wauchula.
Call now for appointment.
150 ACRES-Hwy 17 frontage, fenced-
ready for your agri-business, home or both.
$6,000 Per Acre-Negotiable. Ask for


NEW LISTING!! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Frame
home has central heat and air, Appliances,
one car carport. Nice place for a starter
home Or place to retire. Beautiful location.
Call for appointment today. List Price
NEW LISTING!! 2 mobile homes on 10 acres
with a country setting. Oak trees, storage
sheds and a creek on the property. Priced (
NEW LISTING!! 2 Story Country Home on 5
acres 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with 2
Balconies, $138.900
$64.900!! Frame building across from
Wauchula Post Office. Great Location

Avon Park 3/2 on One Acre, Central AC plus
chain link fence-back yard. $74.500
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Waterfront home on Little
Lake Jackson in Sebring. Large living room,
family room, screened back porch, fenced
pet area, dock and spectacular view lake.
Priced @ $124.900
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 Bath CB home in
Knollwood Circle Priced @ $170.000

GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie
Mae Properties.

Accepting applications for a Deputy City Clerk position. A
position responsible for acting as staff assistant and pri-
mary administrative support person for the department, as
well as carrying to completion clerical, records, secretari-
al, and other activities relative to departmental. High
school diploma or GED equivalency required, Associates
degree (A.S., A.A.) in office management or related field;
or one to two years'. related experience and/or training; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Requires valid Florida driver's license. Job description is
available upon request. Apply at 126 S 7th Ave.,
Wauchula. City of Wauchula is' an Equal Opportunity
Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Closing date
12/30/2011 @5:00PM

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8A The Herald-Advocate, December 22, 2011




Wedding Plans

Savanah Palmer of Wauchula Baptist Church of Wauchula on
*has announced the plans for her Saturday, Dec. 31. Music
upcoming marriage to Matthew begins at 3:30 p.m., with the
James Reichel of Aiken, S.C. ceremony commencing at 4
The bride-to-be is the daugh- o'clock.
ter of Steve and Jennifer Palmer Following the ceremony, a
of Wauchula. The prospective wedding reception will be held
groom is the son of Rick and at Bar Crescent S Ranch in Ona.
Christine Reichel of Aiken. Friends and relatives of the
T'he' couple will exchange couple are invited to attend.
marriage vows at the First

Justin Cobb
Graduates With
Bachelor's Degree
Justin Kyle Cobb, a 2008
graduate of Hardee Senior High '~
School, has graduated from the
University of South Florida
College of Business with a
bachelor's of science degree in
Graduation ceremonies were
held at the Saint Petersburg
Forum in Tampa on Dec. 9. He
was a member of Sigma Chi.
Cobb is going back to school
in January to earn a master's Cobb
degree. He is currently em-
ployed by Flow Components and maternal grandparents are
and Equipment Supply Co. in the late Dick and Carolyn Baker
Mulberry. of Wauchula.
He is the son of Rick and
Pam Cobb of Wauchula; pater-
nal grandparents are Hayden
and Mary Cobb of Wauchula;

Merry Christmas

J ^ Zackary, Blake

& Heidi &
Nanny Sheila
SGrat i m Gso 1.:22

IGreat Christmas Gifts

Solid Wood
Double Gliders
Picnic Tables

Prices Start at $150
Come By To See

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Wauchula Eastern Star

Hosts 100-Year Celebration

The Wauchula Chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star recent-
ly celebrated its 100th anniver-
The lodge was decorated with
a fall theme throughout. and the
Chapter's memorabilia was dis-
played in the dining hall. Guests
were welcomed by Worthy
Matron Lucy Crawford, P.G.
Electa, and Florence Heath, P.G.
Ruth, as they entered the
Chapter. Janie Arnold, P.G.
Marshal, escorted the Worthy
Grand Matron to the East.
The meeting was called to
order by Crawford, who wel-
comed everyone to the 100-year
celebration. The flag ceremony
was observed. National Anthem
was sung and the Lord's Prayer
was repeated in unison. Over
100'members and visitors were
Judy Wilson, P.G. Matron,
then added her words of wel-
come and introduced Lois
Mock, Worthy Grand Matron,
Tammy Clawson, Chairman of
Ambassadors, Ambassador to
Aru'ba, of GG Chapter, and
PGM., Beverly Newton, Ben-
evolence Committee of GC
Chapter, PGM.. Elsie Entz-
minger, Margaret Nathurst.
PGM., Grand Treasurer, Char-
lene Williams, PGMs of Florida,
Terry McLaughin, Clarence
Feagle, Coy Beasley, Geolge
Benham, PGPs of Florida, Judy
Covey, G. Conductress, Rose
Mary Pignataro, G. Chaplain,
Michelle Wise, G. Adah,
Rosalie Davies, G. Ruth, Lena
Horton, G. Esther, Betsy Large,
G. Martha, Phyllis Elsberry, G.
Electa, and Peggy Harkness, G.
Warder of the Grand Chapter of
The following 50-year-plus
members were presented with a

A sign on the Masonic Lodge proclaims the Wauchula
Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star's anniversary to
Main Street visitors.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

Steptianie Gugle Computer Tech
N Phone (863) 781-9720
s.gaule(nouglescomputerservices.com www.GualesComputerServices.com

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nada-
skay. Wauchula. .an eight-
pound. four-ounce son, Wil-
liam James "Liam" Nadaskay.
born Nov. 29.2011. at Lakeland
Regional Medical Center. Mrs.
Nadaskay is the former Chris-
tina Anderson. Maternal grand-
parents are Bill and Gina
Anderson of Zolfo Springs.
Maternal great-grandparents are
James and Betty Johnson, and.
Bill and June Anderson, all of
Zolfo Springs. Paternal grand-
parents are Rich and Angel
Nadaskay, and Jana Sharp, all
of Wauchula. Paternal great-
grandmothers are Betty Sharp
of Wauchula. and Joan Nada-
skay of Cambridge, Ark.
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.

red rose: Avis Sasser. Florence.
Heath. Ruth Davis. Charles
Heath and Novella Edwards.
All Past Matrons and Past
Patrons were presented, as well
as all Masons of Wauchula
Lodge No. 17.
The distinguished guests of
Hardee County were intro-
duced: Sheriff Arnold Lanier:
Maj. Randy Dey. HCSO: Chris
Leconte. Wauchula Police
Department: Rick Knight.
mayor. who presented the
Chapter with a certificate pro-
claiming Oct. 5-8 as Eastern
Star Week:. Grady Johnson.
District 4 Hardee County com-
missioner who presented the
Chapter with a certificate pro-
claiming Oct. 8. 2011. as
Eastern Star Day; David
Durastanti. superintendent of
Hardee County Schools: Teresa
Crawford, director of South
Florida Community College's
Hardee Campus and chairman
of the Hardee County School
Board; Thomas Trevino of the
School Board: Kathy Crawford.
property appraiser: Van Craw-
ford. vice president of opera-
tions for Peace River Electric:
and Jim Beckley, Wauchula
State Bank.
Wilson presented a brief his-
tory on the city of Wauchula
prepared specially for' her by
Spessard Stone.
Lois Mock, Worthy Grand
Matron, brought a message on
the many charities that the
Eastern Star supports.
The meeting closed with
everyone repeating the Mizpah
A reception then was held
next door at Faith Presbyterian
Church, which was specially
decorated for the occasion.

Moore Earns
Bachelor Degree
At Gulf Coast
Meg Moore, a 2007 Hardee
Senior High School graduate,
has graduated with a bachelor
of arts degree from the College
of Arts & Sciences at Florida
Gulf Coast University.
Graduation ceremonies were
held in Fort Myers on Saturday.
Following completion of her
degree. Moore is currently tak-
ing time off to care for her 2-
month-old baby.
She is married to Daniel
Moore. Her parents are Max
and Ginger Hackney. Grand-
parents are Mary and Paul
Adams and the late Catherine
Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned, pursuant to
the provisions of the Fictitious
Name Act, Section 865.09,
Florida Statutes, as amended,
intends to register with the
Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, the fictitious name of
Henderson Bookkeeping
Service under which the under-
signed is engaged or will
engage in business at: 1427
Maude Road, in the City of
Wauchula, Florida 33873. -
That the party interested in
said business enterprise is as
follows: Leona Henderson.
Dated at Wauchula, Hardee,
Florida 33873.
Person authorizing publica-
tion: Leona Henderson.
Today's Date 12/20/11.
Telephone Number 863-767-
9187. 12:22p



1660 Vicki Dr. Sebring, FL.
M Y JEW ELRY BOX Next to Taco Bell* 863-382-9717
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 12pm-5pm

245 Hwy 17 375-9988

Open 7 Days a Week- Open Noon Daily

Mega Sounz Karaoke

(CLOSED Christmas Day)

New Years Eve Party!

S oor Prizes,
Champagne Toast
S a & Party Favors

with Mystic River Band
Door Prizes,1

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Open Christmas Eve

6am to 2pm

SOak Grove Baptist Church
will host a candlelight Christ-
mas Eve Service on Saturday.
Everyone is invited to join
the congregation at the church
at 4350 W. Main Street for this
5 p.m. service.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
bfr the next edition.

December 22, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 9A



Daniel Lozano, 22, of Bowling Green spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday,
Dec. 13, at the Panda Restaurant. He has a pro record of 10-0 with 7 KOS after a 91-9
amateur record. He has been boxing since the age of 8 and is a flyweight at 112
pounds. He is trained by his father Daniel Lozano. His home gym is at 4656 Maple Ave.
in Bowling Green. On Sept. 9 Lozano won the WBC USNBC title. He.works for the city
of Bowling Green in the water and wastewater departments. From left are club presi-
dent Sam Fite, Mark Manuel, Daniel Lozano and Michael Kelly.


Rotary International's worldwide projects include the eradication of polio.' Only four
countries still have new polio cases-Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. There
were 841 new cases of polio worldwide in 2010 and 560 new cases so far in 2011,
reported Debra Lowe, on Dec. 14 at the Java Cafe. She is Rotary major gifts officer,
Zone 34 which includes Florida, Georgia and the Carribean. From left are Rev. Harold
Davis, Debra Lowe, club president Sue Birge, and Terry Atchley.

Join Us For A Special Christmas Eve

And Christmas Day Service As We Celebrate

Four new members of the H !tde Rotary Club were installed Dec. 14 at the Java Cafe.
From left are Fkie V ez, who returned after an extended leave of absence, Sandy.
Scott, School 'member Mildred Smith, club president Sue Birge, and Ron
Zachary of PRECO. Not in photo is new member and county engineer Ken Wheeler. The
club meets every Wednesday noon.

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The Hardee County Ministerial Association would like to thank
the following churches and organizations for helping to provide
400-450 meals on Thanksgiving Day.

Faith Presbyterian Church
Wauchula.United Methodist Church
Bowling Green United Methqdist Church
Zolfo Springs United Methodist Church
Baptist Spanish Mission ofZolfo Springs
Oak Grove Baptist Church
Real Life Church
First Christian Church
Faith Temple Church
Wauchula First Baptist Church
Northside Baptist Church
New Vision Church
Zolfo Springs First Baptist Church
Fort Green.Baptist Church
Cowboy Up Ministries
Cornerstone Hospice
Florida Hospital Wauchula
Parish Nursing
Wauchula Police Department
Hardee Help Center

A Special Thank You goes to the Hardee County
Suncoast Spurs NWTF Chapterfor donating 100
turkeys. Pictured below, from left, are Allen Widener,
John Platt, Chris Haak, and Joe Nickerson.




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10A The Herald-Advocate, December 22,2011

School Retirees Can Be Rehired

Of The Herald-Advocate
What can schools do when
people retire and they need to
fill a position?
A new idea accepted by the
Hardee County School Board
recently will allow rehiring
retired employees without
affecting their retirement bene-
Staffing -Solutions of St.
Augustine is a private company
that hires employees for a fee to
school districts and counties in
Florida as an alternative to the
. School Board hiring new em-
ployees or re-hiring retirees.
Its first client was the St.
Johns County School District in
2009 and the bid was renewed
in 2010 and 2011. Baker, Leon,
Okaloosa and Hendry counties
"piggy-backed" off. the initial


bid and have contracted with SS
Solutions. Hendry County con-
firmed using this means to fill
critical positions in administra-
tion and bus mechanics, at a
savings to the school system.
The end result is less expense
to the School Board, which will
only be. responsible for the
salary and a 17.88 percent
markup of it. The Board selects
the employee and.negotiates the
salary amount. The Board is not
responsible for benefits.
How this works became
apparent at the Dec. 16 special
meeting of the School Board,
when one of the agenda items
concerned the director of adult
community education and ad-
ministrator of career and techni-
cal education, who was sched-
uled to retire Dec. 31.
However, he was the only

applicant to apply tor the posi-
tion. He became the first hiree
under the Staffing Solutions
contract, under .which he will
work from Jan. 2 through June
30. The total of $37,700 salary
payments, plus $6,741 SS
markup for Social Security,
Medicare, Workers Compensa-
tion and other expenses SS pays
and about $2,000 for travel and
other expenses of the position is
still much less that a new direc-
tor's salary and benefits would
cost, explained Finance Direc-
tor Greg Harrelson.
In other action in recent
meetings, the Board:
-chose Teresa Crawford to
continue as chairman of the
board and Paul Samuels as vice.
-appointed Samuels as leg-
islative liaison to the Florida

Wauchula Elementary students have learned to appreciate water! Third through fifth
graders participated in a month-long book study featuring the novel "A Long Walk to
Water," based on the true story of Salva Dut, one of the Sudanese "Lost Boys" separat-
ed from his family by war and forced to travel on foot through hundreds of miles of hos-
tile territory. The book describes how he survived starvation, animal attacks. and dis-
ease, and ultimately led a group of about 150 boys to safety in Kenya. Relocated to New
York, Salva learned English and continued on to college. Eventually he returned to
southern Sudan to establish a foundation that installs deep-water wells in remote vil-
lages in dire need of clean water. The story of his life is told along With the story of Nya,
a young girl who lives in one of those villages. Additional.books, videos, maps and
websites aboutAfrica were featured throughout the month with all grades. Also school-
wide, a penny drive to help build a well raised $1,030.19. The money will be donated
to Water for the World.


School Board Association and
Thomas Trevino as alternate.
-changed the Jan. 26 meet-
ing to Monday, Jan. 23 because
most of the Board members will
be in Tallahassee the rest of the
-approved Plan I redistrict-
ing of the five School Board
member districts.
-approved updates on the
county's policy manual on food
service, school facilities and
transportation, and approved a
change to the elementary school .
enrollment handbook.
-approved bids for boys
baseball and girls softball bat-
ting cages and astroturf for the -'.
fields which'-will begin in
January and be done by the end
of February. The old batting -
cages will. be donated to the COURTESY PHOTOS
community possibly for use on Tanner Congleton and .
practice fields. Esmeralda Jimenez each
-approved use of facilities won a bicycle following
requests for a variety of activi- this past nine-week grad-
ties. ing period at Zolfo Springs
-approved the Michael Elementary School. They "i --i
Sleeper Memorial Scholarship were among students
of up to $1,000 for a high, earning "Cat Cash" for
school senior accepted to a col positive behavior, and were
lege or technical school with an able to put their "money"
unweighted grade point average in a box for a schoolwide
Sof 3.00 or better. drawing for the wheels.
-approved personnel ac-
tions as follows: resignation
Elementary, and Ken Leupold,
HHS teacher and rescinding
tennis and girls JV basketball
supplements; and approved
substitute teachers, Courtney
SThomas Durham, A. Blake
Farrer, Miranda Powell, Sheryl
Barry Parker, Natania Patterson
and James Stallings.
'Also, approved new hires:
Sheena Benbow, personnel sec- '
retary; Theresa. Adams, ESE -. pWW
personal assistant; Katie Bryan,
Hilltop Elementary teacher;
Daniel Estrada supplement for .
assistant soccer coach and
Andrew Maddox supplement
for girls JV basketball coach;-
and leaves of absence for
Dientann Darceus, Lori Bel-
marez, MaryLou Lanier, Mitzi.
Powell;- and substitutes para- Family Restaurant
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"Thou shalt not covet," that revealed to Paul what sin is (Roman
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ZS Spent Nearly $50,000 In November

Of The Herald-Advocate
It was a heavy duty month for
the Zolfo Springs budget.
According to the November
.report, the' town spent
$49,523.90 on over 30 items for
the .clerk's office, transporta-
tion, water and wastewater,
public service and garbage for
that 30-day period.
Items varied from as little as
$25 and as much as $6,281 for
electric from Peace River
Electric Cooperative Inc. Other
large bills include $4,956.47 for
,garbage collection and
$3,671.90 for landfill tipping
fees. There was $4,821' for
Progress. Energy, $3,500 for
Max Water Systems and
$3,393.01 to the law office of
Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway &
Gibbons in handling the Encino
Harvesting farmworker housing
Town attorney Gerald Buhr
gave an update on the Encino
matter since the Dec. 13 meet-
ing. Attorney Jack Brandon of
the Lake Wales firm Peterson &






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Trayce Daniels

CASE NO.: 252011 CPb0097


The administration of the
estate of VERA NELL PRE-
STRIDGE, also known as VERA
PRESTRIDGE, deceased, whose
date of death was November 11,
2011, and whose social security
number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the. address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
FL 33873-1749.'The name and
address ,of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth'below. A
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 persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is 12/22/11.

Personal Representative:
311 Bell Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
SAttorney for Personal
John W. Burton, of
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopler: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137

Myers. which is representing
Joe L. Davis Jr.. owner of
Encino. Harvesting. has agreed
to mediation although prefer-
ring the lengthier. more exact-
ing Special Master process.
Commissioner DiDi White
again asked how a zoning defi-
nition could be mediated. Buhr
said the commission could
decide to be more lax in its
enforcement. The biggest argu-
ment is the zoning definition of
what constitutes a family, which
Encino's attorneys claim is
vague. Buhr said he doesn't
believe that is so.
Commissioner Lois Dan-
dridge ask how pickup trucks
could be parked in the front
yard instead. of in the back as
required. Town manager Linda
Roberson said that is because
the driveways are in front in the
duplexes. The trucks are not
used for transportation. Two
buses pick up the workers at 6
a.m. and return them about 5
Commission Chairman/-
Mayor Juan Otero said people
have been asking about damage
to the sidewalks by the three

duplexes. Roberson said that
has been referred to the state
Department of Transportation
as SR 66 is under its review.
"In the meantime. the work-
ers stay there?" questioned
Commissioner Rhonda Long.
Buhr said even if the city
obtained an injunction, it would
take 20 to 30 days to enforce it
and remove the workers.
' In other action, the commis-
-learned that- auditors were
in town doing the annual review
and loped to be done by
Thursday morning. The offices
will be closed Friday and
Monday for the Christmas holi-
-congratulated Mayor Otero
on his appointment to the board
of the Ridge League of Cities
and found out the town would
be receiving a $4,354 refund
from the League as. well as a
matching grant for development
on the town's parks.
-approved a resolution
amending the town's Compre-
hensive Land Use Plan and its
Evaluation and Appraisal report
required by the state. It has been

sent to the state Department of
Community Affairs for its
review. The accompanying
five-year capital improvements
plan was also approved.
-approved a resolution in
support of the new Police
Officer and Firefighter disabili-
ty presumption reforms: The
city has no firefighters now. as
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
provides that service. It also
does not have a police depart-
ment as the town is served by
the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office. now by Ofc. Sylvia
Estes Hendrickson. who han-
dled 48 matters. including a
dozen tickets. 26 requests for
information and 11 cases. of
vhich seven are still under


Sealed BIDS for the disposal of the equipment described
below is requested by the City of Wauchula.

1981 Caterpillar Generator
Model 3406B 275KW
Features: transfer switch, new radiator, water pump,
and oil cooler.

Any questions regarding the generator can be directed to
Andy Maddox at (863) 773-6686.

Bids will be received by the Office of the City Clerk at the
City Administration Building located at 126 S. 7th Avenue,
Wauchula, FL 33873 or mailed to City of Wauchula, Attn:
City Clerk, P.O. Box 818, Wauchula, FL 33873. The dead-
line for sealed bids is Friday, December 30, 2011 at 5:00
PM, (Standard Time), and then at said time the office will
publicly open and read bids aloud. All envelopes must
be marked Generator Bid.

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Steven R & Sandra Muse
Miguel A Velazquez
Renee Lanham
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306 Lane St
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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 aver-
batim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

'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-
nmeri 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.
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PROJECT: City of Wauchula Train Depot
Repairs to Interior Part of the South End of
the Train Depot
Wauchula, Florida

OWNER: City of Wauchula
(BUYER) 126 South 7th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873

A copy of the entire job scope can be picked up at the City
of Wauchula Administration Building, located at 1'26 South
7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 or on the City of
Wauchula's website.

Bids shall be completed on the job scope document.
Sealed bids will be received at the City of Wauchula City
Administration Building until January 12, 2012 at 2:00P.M.,
at which time and place all bids will be opened. Any Bids
received after the specified time and date will not be con-

A pre-bid meeting will be held January 5, 2012 at 9:OOA.M.
at the City of Wauchula Administration Building located at
126 South 7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873.

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irsday. December 22, 2011


Of The Herald-Advocate Mond]
The Hardee Junior High hoop and P
squads had more practice time manage
and less game experience, and A
That delay probably has cost coaches
the girls and boys basketball Dienta
teams the first two games of the The
season, slow s
Scheduled to start the season 2 at h
on Dec. 5, back-to-back cancel- outpla
lations resulted in the Lady quarter
Wildcats and Wildcats being points
behind the eight-ball when the quarter:
teams went to DeSoto on Dec. key F
12 and played a makeup game widen
on Dec. 15, both losses for both score
squads. Coa
Avon Park and Hill-Gustat Sean
cancelled the Dec. 5 and 8 team's
games. Hill-Gustat rescheduled after
its for Dec. 15 and Avon Park's Eighth
game will be played on Tuesday Marco
after the Martin Luther King Jr. Trey
Monday holiday. Chris ]
Meanwhile, Hardee cheer- The
leaders have also practiced hard Willie
under coaches Sonja Bennett Jarrett
and Kimberly Canary. Eighth Keith
graders Ally Dotson and Emily Livens
Bennett are co-captains. Other Rodrig
eighth graders on the team are Djes Y
Rosie Rivers, Brooke Fones, Lac
Shelby Deese, Savannah Aubry, showe
Joselyn Thompson, Jakayla of the
Mosley, Kristian Judah, Megan Wildc;
McCullough and Katey Craw- and 22
ford. quarter
Joining them are seventh A fo
graders Kendall Winter, Brenna A Vala
Parker, Andrea C rawford, Faith .two p
Hays, Jacey Solis, and Morgan. fouled
Crews, who is Wildcat Willie. throws
At DeSoto on Dec. 12, many Valade
of the Hardee girls were in their sive re
first-ever organized game. Lee fo
There are only two returnees, 16. WI
Florence Lee and Desira of a o
Martinez, who led the Hardee cut the
scoring with four and seven Hill-G
points, respectively. Martha and fre
Valadez and Annavell Retana score,
each 'added a free throw in the Lee
13-34 'loss to DeSoto, whose be the
top player had 10 df her team's Retana
pots, Valade
Other eighth grade Hardee apiece
players 'Petra. Calderori and Coa'
Donesha. "Ducky" Wilson.. Lee fo
Seventh graders are Ellen ball h,







Tean, -' moving
Rayann Kulig, Annette "hard" playing and Martinez for
gon. Fernanda Ramos her efforts. Seventh grader
iscilla Villasana. The Kulig joined the four eighth
rs are Sophia Garcia graders in being the leading five
xis Garza. The team is on the court.
I by Gloria Solis and Coach Solis said, "The girls
n "D.D." Darceus-Hall. played much better..A lot have
boys squad also had a never played organized ball
art at DeSoto, down 17- before. At Desoto, we got there
Iftime. Hardee actually late and had no warm-ups. We
ed DeSoto in the third have got to be more aggressive
and got within six as our opponents are. The girls
own early in the fourth ,are playing hard. I'm really
before fouls took out a proud of their effort night, espe-
ayer and let DeSoto cially captains Martha
:s lead again to the final (Valadez) and Florence (Lee)."
1-26. The boys game started out
hes Rashad Faison and with a flurry of activities and
own were proud of their six points for the Eagles. When
attempt to come back Alejandro' Rodriguez had a free
halftime adjustments. throw, it got the Hardee crowd
graders on the squad are enthused. At times, the Hill-
DeLeon, Ryan Moore, Gustat crowd was louder. Har-
'aulk, Alex Hinojosa, dee got a rush when DeLeon hit
ull and Allen Brown for a trey, Rodriguez hit a deuce
seventh graders are and DeLeon another trey to
3aker, Jammal Carlton, make it 10-9. Hill-Gustat got
Carlton, Kyle Choate, the final points of the quarter to
Choate, .Isaac Flores, lead 12-9.
on Metayer, Alejandro The Eagles had a strong start
lez, Aaron Harrison and to the second stanza as well,
utes. pushing their lead to 16-9.
of experience also Consecutive trips to the charity
in the first home games stripe by DeLeon, cut it to. 16-
season, with the Lady 12. Back and forth it went, fast
s down 14-7 at halftime hands stripping the ball on both
11 at the end of the third ends of the court. By halftime,
Hill-Gustat still led, 17-11.
rth quarter rally helped. It was a different second half,
ez pass to Martinez got as fouls mounted for Hill-
ints. Shortly, Lee was Gustat and Hardee began
and hit one of her free rebounding and hitting shots. It
'Within 30 seconds, was a 23-20 game as the third'
grabbed another defen- quarter wound down.
ound and threw long to Midway, through the final
a deuce to make it 24- period, Hardee evened the score
n 'Wilson hit both ends at 26-all and took a brief lead on
e-and-one, Hardee had a Hinojosa free throw. At the
Eagles lead to 24-18. two-minute mark, Hill- Gustat
stat got the final shot regained the lead and continued
throw to make the final to keep it. Hardee got as, close
'-18. as 34-31, before a final flurry
nished with 10 points to left the Eagles claiming the 39-
game's high scorer. 31 lead.
added four points and DeLeon led Hardee witi 15
and Martinez two points, while Hinojosa added
10, Rodriguez three and Jarrett
h Hall gave accolades to Carlton two points. Hairrison
her aggressive play and joined them in the first five and
ndling,.Wilson for her did a lot of rebounding for the
team ..

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third at 154.
Latiesha Allen, at 169, and
Elizabeth Greene in the unlimit-
ed division, both gained sec-
ond-place points.
Also lifting, said Sharp, were
Kaitlin Thomas, Nedjie Severe,
Anjelica Jackson, Diane Khang,
Summer Sisum, Kimberly
Hooks and Kristiana Flueri-
The Lady 'Cats have added a
home meet to their schedule in
early January. On the 5th, they
will host the DeSoto Lady
Bulldogs in the only home meet
of the season.

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Weightlifting Girls
By JOAN SEAMAN Sharp, who termed the loss to
Of The Herald-Advocate host school Sebring "another
In the only meet last week. good experience for the team."
Hardee girls weightlifting Five Lady Wildcats placed
learned how much further they second and other four added
need to go. third-place points for the
"We left a lot of weight on the Hardee squad.
rack, meaning that everyone on At 110 Kristen Dukes was
the team can lift more than what second and Brittany Buchanan
they did at this meet," said right behind for third place.
coach John Sharp, following Dieunide "D.D. Metayer
the trip to Sebring'last Tuesday. placed third in the 199.division.
"We have to have more confi- It was another second-third
dence in our technique and abil- for Hardee girls at 129, with
ity. We talked about this and Merislene Cimeus edging Erica
I'm positive we will see every- Roberts. Brianna Gardner took
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-Schedule of Weekly Services-

'Printed as a Public Service
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Wauchula, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

310 Orange St.
375-3100 ,
Sunday Morning :.................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ............:.......6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:(X) p.m.
Thursday Service ..................7:30 p.m.

708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School ..................... :30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship
Ist & 3rd ..............4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tucs. 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 ...............11:00 a.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) Schiiol 9 15 a.m.
Morning Wo'llip II () a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship .................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............7:00 p.m.

Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
Bible Study .........................:.9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.

Discipleship Training
Youth & Adult ................6:30 p.m.
AWANA (ages 3-5th grade) ....6:30 p.m.

Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00-p.m.
Wed. Bible Stdy ..................6:00 p.m.

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

Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.

105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domiingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Micrcoles Esludior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ...:.1....7:00 p.m.

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

607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Commnmion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m:

6210 hit. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School .................... :45 a.m.
Morning Worship :.............. 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................500 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
Sunday Worship .................. 11:0( a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion .... 11:00 a.m.
5th Sunday Feast.................. 11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday .......12:15 p.m.
T.H.E. Meeting Tiuesday ...7:00 p.nm.

Mati L tl Kino BIvii


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

Murray Road off Hwy. 17
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio,de Adoracion......... 11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.

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

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 ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Evening Worship................7:00 p.m.
Kidz Club:..............................7:00 p.m .


149 Bedger Loop 448-2831
Miercoles (Ensefianza Biblica) ............
........................... 7.........7:30 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.

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.
WednesdayPrayer ...............6:00 p.m.

131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ...........:.(...... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 1:00.a.m.
Wjncdintday Pr.\cr 7 i(I.p.:m.:'

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


Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
-Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
English Service .................11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service .....1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00( p.m.
Wednesday Service ................77(0 p.m.

322 Hanchey Rd.
Sunday Morning Service ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service..6.....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

Celebration Service ..............10:30 a.m.
W1'edlne.sdo Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group .................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group .....,..........7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday Scho l ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
Bible Study ...........................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ...............1... 0:45 a.m.
Wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.

'Will Duke Rdad "-
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.,
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.nm.
'Wed. Night Bible Class ..i...7:00 p.m. .
/leni : LzLeadership & Training Ciars{ -
2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p:m.

ece liaoer Orcwers

Wholesale Nursery

Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East
PO. Box 780

(863) 735-0470
Zolfo Springs, FL

615 Rainev Blvd.
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service.........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

807 S. 8th Ave.
Domingos Escuela
Dominica .......................... 10:00 a.m.
*Servicio ........................;.......11:00 a.m .
Lunes Oracion ...................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ................7:00 p.m.

318 W. Main St..:
Martes Oracion ......................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio...................... 7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio ..................7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio................10:30 a.m.

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

114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday Schoo .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday. Supper ...............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study .......7:00 p.m.

701 N.7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School ............... 9..3... 30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...............1'0:20 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 Wojr~hip .00 .-O m.
Evening Worship 6 00 p m

Sr. Adult Bible Study .10 00 a

tPK.Grade 4).................. 5:30 p.m.
PRAISE 57-Jr High Chior .. 5:30 p.m..
Mid-Week Prayer Meeting .. 6:!)0 p.m.
Kids On Missions
(PK-Grade 4 ............... ... 6:00'p.m.
Club 56 ................................ 6:00 p.m .
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m.
Family Life Ministry
& Discipleship ................. 6:00 p.m.
Church Orchestra.................. 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir .......................... 7:00 p.m.

.1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243

Generations Cafd Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast .......................... 10:45 a.m .
Kids World B.L'A.S.T.
(K-5th) .......................... 10:45 a.m.
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.m.
Check-hi .begins fr
Nursery-5thgrade ................6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 pn


1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ....................9:00 a.m.
unday School ..................... 9:30 a.m'.
W worship .............................. 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
SWed. Bod\builders Adult CI.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse M in. ................7:00 p.m.

Sunday Morning Worship,... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Stud. ........6:30 p.m.

501.N. 9h Ave.
M artes ..................................7: 30 p.m .
Jueves .................................7:30 p.m.
Domingo .....................;.:...... 0:30 p.m .

511 W. Palmetto St.
Domingos .............................. 6:00 p.m .
M iercoles............................... 7:00 p.m .

Old Bradenton Road

155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service...... ............ 2:00 p.m. '

Sunday Service ..................10:00 a.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
SSunday 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
(1st & 3r Sun.) ................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.i.
Morning Worship ........1.....1:00 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.
%%ednesdja Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

511 W. Palmetto St. '
Sunday School ......:.: ......... 10t1.1(0 PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
Morning Setrice I'00 a.m. CHLRCH
E emn.: \Worthif 6 p 6 pm. : 1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
VdJne.d.\ Praxer 7 0 p m. I & 3 -un
FIR.ST MISSIONARY Communion 10:00 a.m.
BAPTIST CHL.RCi-. :,. 2 un
1347 NMarlin'Lulher King Ae.. Di.-.i. \.orship'. ;...........10:00 a.m.
773-6556 'Bible Stud......s ........ 11:15 a.m.
SiSnda, School .90 i fn "' ''Fellow"hip each.Sinday ftrer service
Morning Ser\ ice I 00 m
Evening Wor.hip .. 600p.m.' PRqGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
Tues. Youth Msninwr Meeiing V BAPTIST CHURCH
Bible Study ............ .........:0r. 149 Manley Road East Main
Wed, Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m. 773-5814
.' Sunda, Schbolr-.' .. . 9 30 m.
FIRST UNITED Worhp Serice" .' ... :,. 0l 0a rr
M nE'1tdlntiT rCHTRCWHi,, -: Wed. Evening Prayer; ............7:00 p.m.

207 N.Seventh Ave.- 7-426'7
Sunday SChool ...:...........,;.:45 a m
Traditional Sundy *Worshig 1R ;00 .a ':
Casual Sunday W6rship...... 6 00 p'm
Tuesday Bible Studyl::........'. IQP 0 a.m.
Wednesday Activities I 6:00 p'r

'1397 Sputh Florida Avenue
Sunday School .......... ........9:00 a.m.
Morning 'Wo Phip ...............10:00 a.m.
Wed. Fmi Nili .... ...........7:00 p.m.
Adult. Children& & Radiate Youtl Church

3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service ,.........:......10:30 a.mi.
WednesdayoStudy/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays......:........... 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... ..........11:00 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 ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:00 p.m.
Sunday(English) ..................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................11:00 a.m .
(Creole) ...................... 1:00 p.m .
Catecismo ........................ 9:45 a.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


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 Worship. ...............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:3Q p.m.

1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1:30 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.
773-0199 ;
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
', Friday Night Worship ............7:30 p.m.
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.
Sufiday 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 .......... 1:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Churchl..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ...... .......... 7:00p.m.


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

Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.) `
S 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 ..................630 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............6:30 p.m.

Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ..:.............0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.lm.
Evening Worship ...........7:.....7:00 p.m.
W wednesday ...........................7:30 p.m .
320 E. 4th St.- 73M-1200
Sunday School ..............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........I 1:00 a,m..
Training Union ... 500 p.m.
Evening Worship ........:..,.6:00 p.m.
Wednesday.Prayer .;.........7:00 p.m.

Corner of 61h & Su'Aanee 735-1544
Gospel Music .........10:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 1:00 a.rn.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
3426 Oak St. -863-832-9808
Sunday Worship ...................2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.,
W worship ...............................11:00 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 ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church .............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............7.'00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ............7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship.................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.

518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo ..........11:00 a.m.
............................ ..............7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .......................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ...........................6:00 p.m .
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m.

3676 US. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ... ...........9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. 1 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

3027 Schoolhouse Lane
Domingo, Misa en Espanol ..9:30 a.m.
Catecismo ................... 11........ i :00 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.



A, K' -11 i, mJ', C

A little boy stubbed his toes and
skinned his knees. They weren't
healing, Running to hismother, he
asked, "Why?"
"You're picking atyour sores,"
she answered. "Let S 'bndage
'This applies to the sores of our
brothers. as well as tie sores of
our bodies. .. :' .
Let's do less picking, and more
praying: less criticizing, and more
complmenting: less griping, and
iriore giving; less whining and
more. witnessing; less loathing,
and moreloving.
SThe Living Bible says "If you love
someone you will be loyal to him
no matter what the cost. You will
always believe in him, always
expect the best of him and always
stand yourground defendinghim."

\-" .' l N 1r's.ia

It's the season of gift giving.. to friends,
to family, to strangers. We can give without
loving, but we cannot love without giving. A loving
gift may be material or something as simple as a
smile, a hug or a listening eat. God's gift of His
Son, Jesus Christ, was the greatest gift of love.
and sacrifice; when we accept God's gift we have
everything, without it we are the poorest of the
poor. Thank God for His wondrous gift; praise
Him as you worship this season of joy,

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767-0199 ; '- '
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CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST '-'Sund-: ,, :i22; Warh : 1,:00
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS .. eSu' ray orishp 1 a... '.
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532 .
Sacrament Meeting ................ 9:0)0 a.m.
Sunday School ......................0:(X) am T. OSPELTABERNACLE
. ; 810 ,V. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158
Priesthood....... .............l:00 Morning Service ................10:00 a.rr.
Wednesday Service ................7:00 p.m :


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December 22, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 3B

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

Dec. 18, Cory Daniel Dudek. 22. General Delivery. Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina and charged with unarmed bur-
glary of an unoccupied structure and possession of drug parapher-
Dec. 18, residential burglaries on Makowski Road. Dena
Circle and Alderman Road, and a vehicle stolen on CR 663 were

Dec. 17, Monalisa Lara Gomez, 42, of 426 Lee St., Bowling
Green, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.
Dec. 17, Noe Macedo, 18, of 935 Acacia Dr., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with grand larceny and pos-
session of burglary tools with intent to use.
Dec. 17, Juan Ramos, 19, and Sergio Fernandez, 45, both of
Cactus Avenue, Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and
each charged with disorderly intoxication. Ramos was detained on
a charge of failure to appear in court.
Dec. 17, a vehicle stolen on Sweetwater Road, and a theft on
Pringle Road were reported.

Dec. 16, Juan Daniel Gonzalez, 33, of 2324 Gebhart Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged
with battery. He was detained on a charge of failure to appear in
Dec. 16, Adam Sambrano Ornelas, 33, of 4117 Captiva Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. Andrew McGuckin and
charged with unarmed burglary of an occupied conveyance, crimi-
nal mischief damage to property, and two counts of violation of
Dec. 16, David Earl Wiggins, 43, of 919 Sabal Dr., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Sylvia Hendrickson and charged
with aggravated battery causing bodily harm.
Dec. 16, a residential burglary on George Anderson Road, a
tag stolen on U.S. 17 North, a fight on Williams Road, criminal
mischief on Deer Run, and thefts on U.S. 17 North, Vandolah Road
and U.S. 17 South were reported.

Dec. 15, Anthony Frank Sibrava, 44, of 506 S. Oak Ave.,
Frostproof, was arrested on\a charge of violation of probation.
Dec. 15, Oniel Lemus, 8, of 304 Georgia St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Steven Ah ns and charged with burglary of a
dwelling/structure or conveyance and larceny.
Dec. 15, thefts on Farrell oad, Lincoln Street and East Main
Street were-reported.

Dec. 14, Andrew Fabila, 22, of 315 SR 62, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with aggravated
battery with a deadly, weapon.
Dec. 14,Akeem Kaleeq Kendrick Frazier, 22,of 658 Apostolic
Road, Wauchula, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon and improper exhibition of a.firearm.
Dec. 14, burglary of a conveyance on River Road, fights on
Old Bradenton Road, Will Duke Road and Myrtle Street, and thefts
on Bagwell Drive and on Petteway Avenue were reported.

Dec. 13, a residential burglary on Steve Roberts Special and
thefts on Sally Place, Crewsville Road and on U. S. 17 South were

Dec. 12, Levi Luke Finley, 21, of 5030 Menlo Parkway, Lake-

land, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation.

Dec. 17, Juan Espinosa, 36, of 4225 Middle Dr.. Bowling
Green. was arrested by Ofc. Jennifer Stanley and charged with
making false 9-1-1 calls.
Dec. 17, burglary of a conveyance on Florida Avenue was

Dec. 16, thefts on Indiana Avenue and U.S. 17 South were

Dec. 15, Oswaldo Davila.29, of 20244 SW 123 Place. Miami.
was arrested by Cpl. Robert Spencer on three counts on contempt
of court violation of an injunction for protection.
Dec. 15, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Dec. 14, a theft on West Bay Street was reported.

Dec. 13, Javohn Dewayne Camel, 35, of 5.07 Constitution Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas on an out-of-coun-
ty warrant.
Dec. 13, a theft on west Bay Street was reported.

Dec. 121 a theft on North Florida Avenue was reported..

Dec. 15, a residential burglaryon Church Avenue was report-

Dec. 14, a vehicle stolen on Palmetto Street was reported.

Stump The Swami

By John Szeligo

Well,. Football Fans, the bowl season is going strong. There is
hardly a-night gone by without a game. The funny thing about this
bowl season is that there are no games on New Year's Day. It falls
on a Sunday which is NFL time.
Charlie Weis has taken the head coaching job at Kansas. The
Gators are a point and a half favorite over Ohio St. The new offen-
sive coordinator is not yet announced but Gator Sports Boards like
Kerwin Bell.
Florida International Coach Cristobal is expected to be
announced as Pitts next coach on Wednesday after the Beef O'
Bradys Bowl'.
Now let's Look at this week's Bill O' Fare ...
1. Military Bowl Toledo vs. Air Force, Dec. 28 Can the
MAC win another game this bowl season? The Rockets are a slight
favorite but Air Force will be flying high. AFA 35 Toledo 31.
2. Holiday Bowl Texas vs. California, Dec. 28 Long-
horns were disappointing this year while the Bears went 7-5. Texas
27 California 24.
3. Champs Sports Bowl Florida St. vs. Notre Dame, Dec.
29 Seminoles in their home state should have no problem de-
feating the overrated Irish. FSU 33 Notre Dame 17.
4. Alamo Bowl Washington vs. Baylor, Dec. 29 RG3
playing his last game at Baylor? The Heisman winner may go pro
after destroying the Huskies. Baylor 45 Washington 24.
5. Bell Helicopter Bowl BYU vs. Tulsa, Dec. 30 BYU
won 9 games to 8 for Tulsa but Tulsa played a much tougher sched-
ule. Tulsa 38 BYU.34.
6. Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers vs. Iowa St., Dec. 30 -. Rutgers
is favored by 2.5 points. The Swami has watched West Virginia
.beat Rutgers 18 yeais in a row. It's hard to take them serious after

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watching Iowa St. beat Oklahoma St. Io\a St. 40 Rutgers 21.
7. Music City Bowl Mississippi St. vs. Wake Forest. Dec. 30
- SEC against the ACC. This is a mismatch. Mississippi St. 45
Wake Forest 17.
8. Insight Bowl Iow'a vs. Oklahoma. Dec. 30 Sooners
have a chance to finish a disappointing season with redemption of
sorts. Oklahoma 37 Iowa 23.
9: NMeineke Car Care Bowl Texas A&M vs. Northwestern.
Dec. 31 Aggies last game as a Big 12 team will be a win then
off to the SEC. Texas A&M 42 Northwestern 19.
10. Sun Bowl Georgia Tech vs. Utah. Dec. 31 Jackets
show power over the PAC 10 as GeorgiaTech finishes a surprising
but good season. Georgia Tech 30 Utah 27.
11. Liberty Bowl Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt. Dec 31 -
Vandv gets a rare bowl victory. Without Collaros, Bearcats are not
formidable. Vanderbilt 27 Cincinnati 21..
12. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl UCLA \s. Illinois, Dec. 31 -
Zookless Illini goes against a 6-7 team? This game is well named.
UCLA 23 Illinois 22.
13. Chick-Fil-A Bowl Auburn vs. Virginia. Dec. 31 SEC
over ACC is a no brainer. Auburn 31 UVA 17.

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Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills

Gary Hyde's three daughters.
Christine Lavislak. Carolyn
Reed aihd Lena Fain, gave Gary
a big surprise visit, and were the
tears flowing along with laugh-
ter! S~rley can really keep a
We welcome Aliana Hender-
son, from Michigan, back with
us. She said, "It's good to be

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
workshop to which all interested
persons are invited:
SWFWMD .Public Workshop:
Evaluation of SWFWMD lands
for potential hunting opportuni-
ties. Governing Board and
Advisory Committee members
may attend.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, January
5, 2012; 6 p.m.
PLACE: Lecanto Government
Building, 3600 West Sovereign
Path, Lecanto FL 34461
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Water-
Matters.org Boards, Meetings &
Event Calendar; 1 (800) 423-1476
(FL only) or (352)796-7211
For more information, you may
contact: Cheryl.Hill@watermat-
ters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only)
or (352)796-7211, x4452 (Ad
Order EXE0181)
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting or hearing,
he/she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceed-
ing is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence from which the appeal is to
be issued.
Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as.provided for
in the Americans with Disabilities
Act should contact the Districts
Human Resources Director, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida
34604-6899; telephone (352)
796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-
1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD
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Probate File No.


The administration of the
estate of ADRIAN R. CHAPMAN,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 19, 2011, and
whose social security number is
xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Drawer
1749, Wauchula, Florida 33873.
The names and addresses of the
personal representatives and the
personal representatives' 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 the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of
this notice is December 15, 2011.
Personal Representatives:
Daniel G. Rosbough
7300 Rosbough Way
Immokalee, Florida 34142
John Matz
2056 U.S. Highway 17 N.
Wauchulp, Florida 33873
Carlene K. Schumann
1986 Heard Bridge Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for Personal
E. Snow Martin, Jr.,
E-mail: lakmo@aol.com
Florida Bar No. 050872
Martin & Martin, PA.
200 Lake Morton Drive, Suite 200
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Phone: (863) 688-7611

where the sun is shining and
Welcome to the Oasis, Robert
Verreault, Fred and Susann Fry,
and Sam and Faye Pollac. We
hope you will enjoy your stay
with us.
The winners for this week
were Jane Mellem and Connie
Akelian for the 50/50 and jack-
pot went to Ralph Pavey and
Joan Newton. Eleven merchant
certificates were won by other

It is so good to hear the;
laughter, and the clanging of the
horseshoes, as the players put
all their energy into trying to
make a ringer. They play twice
a day, at 11 a(m. and 4 p.m.

The pennies are flying again,
and you just never know who'
will show up with their bag of'
pennies to be found bagless at,
the end of the game.
On Monday there were four
players, and it seemed that
Eddie Philips was left holding a
full bag. Wednesday there were
five players, with Connie
Akelian, Janelle Reid and Eddie
Philips taking almost all of
Mary Marr and Audrey
Semler's pennies.

Friday. there were nine shuf-
flers on a perfect day. Once
again there was a four-way tie
for the "Champeen," Ray
Moore, Nancy Penny, Jerry
Kruys and Ann Day. Tuesday,
with nine shufflers, again and
again we had a four-way tie:
Ann Day, Audrey Semler, Ed
Soligne and Dave Mills.
We' have missed our "that
ain't right" guy, Grover
Wethington, who was not able
to be with us this year. We also
miss Velma, his wife.

We had a good crowd for pot
luck. The company was great
and the food delicious. Jim
Walton bakes the bread and, oh,
so delicious with the meals.
George Semler always makes
up his special pickle recipe.

What more fun can you have
then when you get a bunch of
"Red Hatters" together and they
think they are 21 again? It is
fun to see what some of them
will iWvat: Crazy, crazy, crazy
but a lot of laughs and fun.
:That's all she wrote, folks.
Take care and God's blessing be
with you.

FOR 2012

The Hardee County Economic Development Council
will hold monthly meetings at 9:00 a.m. at 107 East
Main Street, Wauchula, Fl.

For more information call the Economic Development
office at 863/773-3030.

Schedule as follows:
Jan 10 Apr 10 July 10 Oct09
Feb 14 May 08 Aug 14 Nov 13'
Mar 13 June 12 Sept 11 Dec 11

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled
person needing to make special arrangements should
contact the Economic Development office at least
forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.

Joe Albritton, Chairman
JHardee County Economic Development Council
Ha1id'eCoibnty, Florida

FOR 20112

The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority
will hold monthly meetings at 10:00 a.m. at 107 East
Main Street, Wauchula, Fl.

For more information call the Economic Development
office at 863/773-3030.

Schedule as follows:
Jan 10 Apr 10 July 10 Oct 09
Feb 14 May 08 Aug 14 Nov 13
Mar 13 June 12 Sept 11 Dec 11

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled '
person needing to make special arrangements should
contact the Economic Development office at least'
forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.

Rick Justice, Chairman '
Hardee County Industrial Development Authority'
Hardee County, Florida
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Monday. ,ec. 26, 2011

A Daily Thought
(Simeon said) "At last, Lop
You can dismiss Your e
vant- in peace, as You p/on
ised. For with my own ,eye
I have seen Your salvation
which You have made ft
every people -- a light t
show truth to the Gentile
and bring glory to Your pet
pie Israel."
Luke 2:29-32 (PM

The child's father and moti
er were amazed at what wa
said about Him, whe
Simeon gave them his bless
Luke 2:33 (PM.

There was also a prophe
ess, Anna, the daughter o
Phanuel. ... She was ver
old. She never left th
Temple, but worshiped nigl
and day. Coming up to there
*at that very moment, sh
gave thanks to God an
spoke about the. child to a
who were looking forward t
the restoration of Jerusalen
Luke 2:33a,37-38 (NI

After Jesus was born
Bethlehem in Judea, during
the time of King Herod, mac
(wise men) from the'eat
came. to Jerusalem an
asked,. "Where is the On
who has been born king (
the Jews? We saw His star i
the east and have come t
worship Him?"
Matthew 2:1-2 (NIl

The star appeared to their
again, standing over Beth
lehem. Their joy knew n
bounds! Entering the place
where the Baby and Mar
.His mother were, they threm
themselves down before
Him, worshiping. Then thq
opened their presents an
gave Him gold, frankincens
and myrrh.
Matthew 2:9b-11 (TLg

After' thi' w'is1e nehn wer
gone,"afl angedf'f the Lor
appeared to, Joseph in
dream, "Get up and flee t
Egypt with the Child and Hi
mother," the angel., saic
"Stay there until I tell you t
return, because. Herod i
going to try to kill the Child.
Matthew 2:13 (NL

So Joseph rose from sleep
and taking mother and Chili
by night, he went away fror
there to Egypt and there h
stayed until Herod's death
This was to fulfill what th
Lord had declared through
the prophet (Hosea 11:1) '
have called My Son out. o
Matthew 2 14-15 (NC\
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students walked away with
something much more meaning-
ful, a lesson about life.
Jones provided each class
with his life story, its trials and
tribulations and how they helped

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City of Wauchula will be accepting applicants who
would like to fill the remainder of the un-expired term for the citywide district Seat 7 on the
.City of Wauchula City Commission.' All applicants must be a qualified elector of the City
and have resided within the City for a period of one year prior to applying. All interested
individuals must complete an "Informational Data for Board Appointments" form and return
to the City Clerk, 126 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 by noon on Friday, December
30th. All applications received by the deadline will be presented to the City Commission
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Class 'Raps Up' Study

On Figurative Language
Julie Guzman's fourth- and
seventh-period classes at Har-
dee Senior High School recently
completed a two-week unit on
y figurative language in a very
r- special way.
rn- After identifying and analyz-
s, ing similes, metaphors. hyper-
n, bole and alliteration in a variety
or of texts and then utilizing them
to to develop their own raps and
ps poems, the classes were visited
o- by local rap sensation "Theo-'
lodge" Theo Jon5s. Jones
E) Jones. who graduated from
HHS in 2001, has added profes- bring him to where he is today.
sional "rapper" to his list of Jones spoke about how having
h- accomplishments. someone outside your home to
Is First. his prowess on the bas- talk to is important for young
.n ketball court led to college people, and how a teacher filled
s- scholarships and then a couple that role for him.
of seasons playing pro basket- He explained to the.students
E) ball for Romania in the that he first came to HHS as a
European league. While Jones sophomore from Lake Placid. It
still plays semi-pro ball to help was Stacie Durden's (Sharp)
,t- pay the bills, he sees his future first year teaching. "I don't
of as crafting words into music. know why," Jones said, "but
ry The llth and 12ti graders in she never gave up on me; no
ie Guzman's college-prep reading matter how much attitude I
ht class were the first to hear a threw at her that first year. Then
n song "Theolodge" had just fin- she was there my junior year
le ished recording for a high and my 'senior year. A lot of
d school .in Missouri. They then teachers here at Hardee helped
all were blown away by a video of me out, but Ms. Durden
:o Theolodge performing his sin- (Sharp), she did'the most."
n. gle "Falling Up," which can be To end the visit, Jones left his
V found on iTunes. young audience with the advice
However, the highlight of the to make wise choices, get a
visit for'the students was hear- good education, and to aspire to
n ing the local rapper freestyle. obtain what they want in life.
g Darren Twiddy, from Guzmadi's He told them not to let
gi fourth-period class,, even joined friends hold them back, because


Special To The Herald-Advocate
My interview is with Ramon Ruiz.
Q: When were you born?
A: Aug. 7, 1942.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Q: What was it like living there?
A: When I was 7 years old, I started
first grade. I skipped fourth grade
because I
advanced "
from third nr ,Cl' .e
grade to -1 I
fifth grade. I '
walked to
school, it took 30 minutes, because
there whs no transportation. There were
no roads, so kids had to walk on their
own. They didn't have any grownups
pick them up or look out for them.
Sixth grade to ninth grade was in
Las Piedras High School, which was in
Humacao. I rode the school bus three
miles from Las Piedras I lived in the
barrio to get to school.
We had. uniforms in fifth and sixth
grade. We wore uniforms in high
school. It was gray pants with a blue
shirt for the boys and for the girls it
was a maroon skirt with a white top.
Q: What are some of your most
treasured childhood memories?
A: My best memories were in high
school because we got to pick a trade.
For example, you could be an electri-
cian, mechanic, radio/TV personality,
carpenter, etc. I pcked carpentry as a
trade, so once I graduated high school-I
would be able to get a job doing my
trade. I graduated high school in 1961.
Q: What was it like being a
teenager back then? Would you say it
was easier or harder back then?
A: There was less technology back
then. Kids these days have an array of
sources at their fingertips, such as the
Internet. Battery-operated radios were
the only source of music, news and
There were no TVs or refrigerators
back then. There was no electricity. Our
water came from the well. We had to
depend on batteries before we had elec-
tricity. We used light lamps (like the
kind used for camping) as our. ligtL. ..__..
"eiTore we had' iectrTcit~ ,e would use
household remedies for sickness. For
example, we would get a remedy from
Sa wild tree if someone had pink eye. In
the morning when we woke up, we
would use the morning dew and touch
our eyes to cure the pink eye.
We used to kill pigs during
Christmas when I was a kid so that we
could make chicharrones (fried pork
skin) and'sausages.
Q: What type of music would.you
and your friends listen to? Did it
have,a positive or negative impact on

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your lite? Would you say that music
now is more explicit than in your
A: I would listen to jibarro, which
consisted of a guitar, cuatro (a four-
string guitar), maraca and the guido.
They used to do parandas, where they
would go from door to door singing
songs waking people up (around
Christmas time). There was also a
group called the trio; they would play
the guitar and sing.
Music from back then makes more
sense than now. Music lyrics were
about the way of .life and love songs.
None of the songs contained foul lan-
guage like you hear now.
Q: Who were some of the famous
actors or singers when you were a
A: My favorite actors or singers
were Sandro from Argentina, and
Felipe Rodriguez; these people came
from different places.
Q: Were your parents very liberal
.when you were a teen? Why?
A: We respected our parents.
Whatever my dad said, I would do.
Parents were strict; you had to ask for
permission if you wanted to go some-
where. We had to respect our neigh-
bors, otherwise my parents would give
me a "whoopin." We had to respect the
elderly, if we didn't we would get a
"whoopin" from everybody. I would
listen to my dad's advice.
To have respect you have to give
respect. Respect was very important.
There was more respect then than there
is today.
Q: What is something that you
experienced when.you were a teen
that has changed your life forever?
A: Once I saw like a bunch of
moons going across the sky, but I did-
n't hear any sound. It was like a string
of luminous lights. It was dark outside.
That experience wasn't life-changing,
but it made me think there wasmore
than just "us" here on Earth.
Q: What was the style when you
were a teen? Describe.
A: We liked to match. The guys
would match their shirt color with
socks. Tropical is the number one fash-
it.ionn Puerto Rico., o tqis, t. ui,'
ber, one material of which the tropical
clothing is made out of, because it is
very durable. Polyester is too hot.
Q: What do you think about the
style today?
A: Today's style is very revealing.
Back then the ladies could not wear
low pants that show the bottom of your
belly. Guys shouldn't show their under-
wear. People now tend to follow the,
style that celebrities introduce.
Q: When you were a teen did you
have a job? If so, what was it?
A: I had a job with my dad. I would

plant sugar cane and harvest it. It was-
n't easy; I worked in the fields under
the sun. I think it's good for kids to
work because that creates a habit.
Q: If you were able to go back in
time and talk to yourself as a teen,
what would you say?
A: I would give myself a "whoopin"
to have more sense to study better. I
used to drop my books to play baseball.
I would te' myself to be a better stu-
dent. A good education is important. I
messed up in that part.
Q: What was your favorite subject
in school?
A: Science and mathematics.
Q: What was your favorite sport?

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A: My favorite sport was baseball.
Q: What do you think about tech-
A: The kids have technology these
days and it changes the kids; for exam-
ple, increased obesity, Kids should be
more active these days. The simple life
kept kids active, not like these days.
Technology keeps kids too occupied.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our

An Accelerated Reader, celebration was held on a recent Friday at Zolfo Springs
Elementary School. Students reaching their AR goal for the nine-week grading period
celebrated their achievement by heading outdoors for a picnic,lunch, complete with
hot dogs grilled by CF Irndustries.
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6B The Herald-Advocate, December 22, 2011

Fish Busters
By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission

Exotic fishes boost angling success in Florida
Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World because of its native
fishes, but it also has a variety of exotic fishes anglers may pursue.
An exotic fish is one that is not native to the area in which it is
found. Typically, this is because people moved them from one loca-
tion to another, either intentionally or accidentally, resulting in
their illegal release.
To many ecologists, any organism that is introduced to a place
it did not historically and naturally occur is a nuisance. However,,
when you look around Florida you will find many species that are
associated with the Sunshine State but were not here 500 years ago
when the Spanish first landed. In fact, Spaniards brought many
familiar edibles from Europe, including oranges, horses and pigs,
which are still here.
The first exotic fish species documented in Florida the
common carp was stocked around 1877 by the U.S. Fish
Commission. Carp came from Germany and were stocked as a food
fish throughout the United States. Today in Florida, common carp
are most abundant in the Panhandle and support a small but avid
group of anglers and bow fishermen.
In addition to common carp, another 22 species of fish are
established, meaning they have permanent populations, and 11
species have reproduced in Florida's fresh waters. Most successful
intruders came from tropical or subtropical .climates. Typical
sources have been the aquarium trade or individual pet-fish own-
ers, and aquaculture facilities that inadvertently allowed some
stock to escape.
Florida fisheries biologists have studied nonnative fishes and
their impacts since the late 1960s and established a Nonnative Fish
Research Laboratory in Boca Raton. Although laboratory staff con-
tinue to study and be concerned with nonnative fishes, they have
not documented measureable negative impacts on native fishes or
aquatic habitats. During that time they have exterminated from
confined areas several populations of exotic fishes that were dis-
covered early, including redbelly piranha, pirambeba and threespot
ciclid. Natural events, particularly cold spells, have eliminated 14
species of previously reproducing nonnative fishes from our
Laboratory staff also helped develop sterile triploid grass carp,
which are used (under permit) as an aquatic-plant-control tool, and
successfully introduced peacock bass as a biological control for
unwanted exotic forage species. Peacocks now support a sport fish-
ery in southeast Florida, with an annual economic benefit of near-
ly $11 million.
During the winter cold snap of 2010, peacock bass, and many
other exotic fishes, died in large numbers. The exotic fishery on the
L-67A Canal is an excellent example of how these exotic fishes are
being utilized by anglers, and effects of the cold. The canal is west
of U.S. 27 and south of Alligator Alley and is known not only for
great largemouth bass fishing, but also for a diverse array of non-
native fish.
Mayan cichlid, oscar and butterfly peacock bass are the three
most popular nonnative species in the canal, but the winter kill in
2010 nearly eliminated them. Catch rates for Mayan cichlid and
oscar averaged nine ard four fish per hour, respectively, from 2000
to 2009, and butterfly peacock bass were producing two fish per
hour of fishing. In the L-67A Canal, in spite of numerous nonna-
tive fishes, the average catch rate for largemouth bass was more
than two bass per hour. For comparison, a catch rate of one har-
vestable largemouth bass per four hours (0.25 fish per hour) is con-
sidered typical in the southeastern United States.
Expenditures by anglers fishingfgloxotic.fises on the L-67A
Canal during the past 17 years were estimated at more than $3 mil-
libn. duringg that.period, anglers spe'd*22 piecent of their time
seeking exotics. When the exotic bite is on, people' travel long dis-
tances to fish the L-67A.
Although the unusually cold winter in 2010 took a toll on
exotics in the canal, once their populations rebound, the amount of
time spent fishing will increase along with success rates.
Meanwhile, urban canals around the more southerly Miami-
Homestead area do not get winter kills quite as extreme as L-67A,
so anglers fishing for exotics have more consistent success there.
Besides the entertainment associated with fishing for different
and often very colorful fish comes the benefit that, except for pea-
,cock bass and triploid grass carp, nonnative fishes do not have bag
or size limits. Anglers are encouraged to take as many as they can.
It is suggested they' be immediately placed on ice and not released.
Most are good eating, including Mayan cichlid and oscar, as well
as other exotics such as' brown hoplos and bullseye snakehead.


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interest to those who choose to read the descriptive labels in the
museum. However, the next two hours did not prove as successful.
Donnie and Andrea Thompson recently brought in a large
framed portrait of Claude Rainey's mother. The only detail that
they knew about her was that she had died in childbirth. They did
not know Claude's father's name, but knew of the Rainey store in
Ona and that Claude was raised by an Uncle George and his wife.
They also knew that Claude's father remarried, had another son and
perhaps even another. Not much else was known by the
Thompsons. but this curator jotted down the sparse information
When the spot was chosen to hang the picture and it was time
to type the infor"'. on to accompany it on the wall, it seemed sad
to only state "Ciaude Rainey's Mother" rather than including her
given name. So, a quick search on my genealogy search engine
Ancestry.com led me to only a few more answers.
Typing in Claude Rainey's name gave me his date of birth of
Feb. 16, 1910, and his death date of Nov. 21, 1988. Censuses are
every 10 years, and those through 1930 are now available to the
public. My next step was to search the 1910 census for Claude
Rainey in DeSoto County, Florida. Shortly his record was visible
as a 2-month-old child living with his father, James N. Rainey
(born 1874 in Florida)' along with siblings Clarence B. Rainey, age
3, Maude C. Rainey, 7, and James R. Rainey, 5.
The 1920 Census was checked, and Claude Rainey now pops
up as a nephew (age 10) living with George (age 47) and Allie (age
42) Williams of Ona along with a 60-year-old widower and board-
er, Ed Meux. I assumed that if Claude was the nephew of George
Williams, his mother's maiden name must have been Williams.
Further information followed including Claude's place of birth in
Florida, his father's place of birth in Georgia and his mother's
place of birth in Florida. Claude was listed as a helper on the farm.
A short time was then spent to research James N. Rainey's
name, living in DeSoto County, but proved fruitless, especially
having only the 1900 Census to go by.
A quick trip back to the 1920 Census page of George and Allie
Williams was made, but this tin.e to read the names of the neigh-
bors in Ona. Neighbors included Reson L. and Mollie Cowart
along with son Dan as well as Ira C. and Mary Williams with
daughter Elvira and son Alvin L.,
There were other neighbors listed but the name Alvin L.
Williams rang a bell, remembering that a Zolfo Springs schoolmate
of mine, Jackie Williams, dad's name was Alvin Williams. Not
being able to find Jackie's telephone number, I called John Roy
Gough, who quickly gave me his sister Norma Jean's telephone
number. It had now been another 2-!6 hours spent on this picture
Norma Jean recognized many of the names that I had discov-
ered and told me that she was sure that a telephone call to Garnet
Williams would prove successful in discovering the name of
Claude Rainey's mother, but if not, to telephone Victor Irby.
By this time, it was still not too late in the evening to call
Garnet, and within 15 minutes she was able to give me quite a bit
of information and my notes now filled my paper, with dates and
names circling the margins.
George Williams was the son of George Washington Williams,
also known as "Wash." His wife's name was Consada (nee Shiver)
and Cecilia Williams was their daughter, who later married Claude
Rainey, according to Garnet.
With notes in front of me, I again visited Ancestry.com, and
after entering the name George Washington Williams, a family tree
page belonging to the Cox/Guerra family was now in front of me.
There are some differences on this page as it shows George
Washington Williams Sr. was born in 1842 and married to Consada
'Mary Shiver in 1865, with five children that included Willoughby
Jackson Williams, Mary Della, Celie V, George Washington Jr. and
.Allie (born 1876). It further indicates that "Allie" was married to
Jim N. Rainey.
Keeping in mind that the information entered into this "tree" is
only as good as the information given to it, and especially since the
line does not show any other information of the "Allie" and "Jim
Rainey" marriage, I now was thoroughly confused. lty the way,
there are also paintings of George Washington Williams Sr. and
Consada Mary Shiver associated with this family tree page.
With many of the names the same that Garnet Williams had
given me, I am sufe that some of that "family tree" information is
correct; however, I still am not sure of Claude Rainey's mother's
name. Garnet feels sure that it was Cecelia, and she will continue
to search for anything written down for me. In the meantime, after
five hours' research, Cracker Trail Museum has made the decision
to label this fine portrait as "Cecelia Williams Rainey, mother of
Claude Rainey of Ona, Florida" until otherwise corrected.
My column usually concludes with a statement inviting read-
ers to look into their trunks and attics for items to be donated to
Cracker Trail Museum, but tonight it, ends with an invitation for
you to share information you may have on Claude Rainey's moth-
er particularly her name.

Cameron Cantu receives his second-place belt buckle in the
Tots breakaway roping event from Use Blanton of Top Hand
Youth Rodeo.

The Seniors All-Around Cowgirl saddle is awarded to Loni
Damboise by Use Blanton, with parents Mike and Betsy
Damboise watching..;

Museum Musings
By Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator

We attempt to research donations that are brought into Cracker
Trail Museum so visitors can have full information on the items
they are viewing.
For instance, Thursday afternoon's Internet research brought
forth the history on two items: a small cup-like bowl was manu-
factured by Kockum's Enamel Works in Sweden, carries a blue
logo stamp on its bottom, and is from the 1940s; a small clear bot-
tle having a black tin cap also was of the 1940s and once held the
contents of Mary Lowell's Velvet Peach Hand Lotion made in
Greenville, Ohio. In that case, a picture was even found showing
that its container originally included a small wire hanger attached
to the lid, making it resemble a glass lantern.
Those 2- hours of research were well spent, and hopefully of

Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann Gregg

The Top Hand Youth Rodeo originated here in Wauchula in the
fall of 2008, when Reality Ranch decided to take a break from its
long-running youth rodeo. The next year, the event moved to the
Winding Trails Arena in Myakka City, where it has just begun its
third season.
But this column celebrates the 2010-11 winners from Hardee
County. The banquet was this past summer, with tangy barbecue
and tasty desserts. Everything
was decorated in red, white and
blue, with a table full of buckles
surrounded by leather goods and
colorful nylon halters.
An unusual twist to this
youth rodeo buckles were
awarded to the top four places in
each event.
These names will be famil-
iar: Dawson Cantu, with Nounger
brother Cameron following in his
footsteps; brother and sister Kade
and Loni Damboise; and multi-
talented Cody Lane Vina
The Tots were Cameron
Cantu and Cody Vina. Cameron,
who is just starting .his rodeo ';
career, placed second in break-
away roping and fourth in barrel-
racing. Watch out for this >oung
roper when he catches, it is Cody Vna and his winner's
with a time of 3-4 seconds! belt buckle for first place in
Cody barely has time the calf-riding event.
breathe at these rodeos he e
competes in both the roughstock, taking home the first place buck-
le in calf-riding, and the. timed events of barrel-racing (fifth place),
pole-bending (fourth place), goat-tying (second place), and break-
away roping (fifth place). He had been the All-Around Tot Cowboy
at both the Arcadia Youth Rodeo Association and Reality Ranch
Youth Rodeo, but another youngster squeaked ahead of him, giv-
ing Cody the position of Reserve All-Around Tot Champion.
Next are the Juniors, Dawson Cantu and Kade Damboise.
Kade only competed as a heeler in the team roping (riding with sis-
ter Loni in the header position). He did receive a buckle (awarded
by his dad, Mike), but I never did find out exactly where he placed.
Dawson took second place in the breakaway roping, and also

* Kade Damboise is flanked by dad Mike Dambolse and Usa
Blanton as he holds the horse halter he won as heeler in the
team-roping event.

Dawson Cantu is awarded the winner's belt buckle in the
Juniors tie-down event

Just because everything is different doesn't mean any-
thing has changed.
-Irene Peter

Home is a shelter from storms-all sorts of storms.


Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels

At The Herald Advocate


Claude Rainey's mother died in childbirth. Do you know her

received buckles for the tie-down event and as a header in the team
roping (but, again, I don't know exactly where he finished in these
events). But, I do know that he also took home the Reserve All-
Around Junior Champion award.
Last (but certainly not least!) is Senior Cowgirl Loni
Damboise, taking the first- place buckles in barrel-racing and goat-
tying, fourth in breakaway roping, and placing in the top four as the
header in the team roping. And that gave this tough competitor the
engraved saddle for Senior All-Around Cowgirl, her.second one
including Reality Ranch.
Way to go, Cowboys and Cowgirls! Here's hoping you bring
home more metal and leather this season.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 ksleep-
yk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding, Cowboys and Cowgirls!

December 22, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 7B

Greetings from Fort Green!
This little cold snap does
make it feel a little more like
Christmas that so many long
for, but I remember too well the
Chdistmas freeze of 1988. That
was the year that we had the
rolling blackouts with REA. In


CASE NO.: 252011CA000621

PO. Box 248
Wauchula, FL 33873



unknown natural persons if alive,
and if dead or not known to be
alive or dead, their several and
respective unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in
Interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as
the Defendant; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown,

1838 Kazen Ro ad
Wauchula, FL 33873, and

1260 Mockingbird Road
Wauchula, FL 33873.




and all unknown natural persons
If alive, and if dead or not known
to be alive or dead, their several
and respective unknown spous-
es, heirs, devisees, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in
interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as the
Defendant; and all claimants, per-
sons, or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming under the
above named or described defen-
dant or party or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in and to
the lands hereinafter described,

action for foreclosure of code
enforcement liens on the follow-
ing described real property in
Hardee County, Florida:

Lot 25, Block "I", Charlie
Creek Mobile Home
Estates, according to the
map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 37, of the Public
Records of Hardee County,

Flee Double Wide Mobile
Home bearing Identification
Numbers: GAFLN34A15222-
SH and GAFLN34B15222SH

Parcel Id: 31-33-27-0860-

Commonly known as: 1260
Mockingbird Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873

has been filed, against you by
BANK, a Florida Banking
Corporation, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Clifford M. Ables, III, Clifford M.
Ables, II, PA., Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 202 W.
Main Street, Suite 103, Wauchula,
FL 33873, on or before Jan. 20,
2912, and file the original with the
clbrk 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

DATED this
December 2011.


By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

case you don't remember, the
electricity would be shut off for
15 minutes and then back on. I
said, oh, that was OK when I
called them to report no elec-
tricity but to my dismay,
spaghetti tubing freezes in less
than 15 minutes! I am thankful


CASE NO.: 252011CA000620

P.O. Box 248
Wauchula, FL 33873


unknown natural persons if alive,
and if dead or not known to be
alive or dead, their several and
respective unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors In
interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as
the Defendant; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown,

1838 Kazen Road
Wauchula, FL 33873, and

1110 Mockingbird Road
Wauchula, FL 33873.




and all unknown natural persons
if alive, and if dead or not known
to be alive or dead, their several
and respective unknown spous-
es, heirs, devisees, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claim-
ing by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons; and
the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in
interest, trustees or any other
person claiming by, through,
under, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as the
Defendant; and all claimants, per-
sons, or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming under the
above named or described defen-
dant or party or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in and to
the lands hereinafter described,

action for foreclosure of code
enforcement liens on the follow-
ing described real property in
Hardee County, Florida

Lot 20, Block A, Charlie
Creek Mobile Home
Estates, according to the
map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 37, of the Public
Records of Hardee County,

Oaks Double Wide Mobile
Home bearing Identification
Numbers: 32620299AU and

Parcel Id: 31-33-27-0860-

Commonly known as: 1110
Mockingbird Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873

has been filed against you by
BANK, a Florida Banking
Corporation, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Clifford M. Ables, Ill, Clifford M.
Ables, III, PA., Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 202 W.
Main Street, Suite 103, Wauchula,
FL 33873, on or before Jan. 20,
2012, 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

14 day of


By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk


Fort Green News

By Rilla Cooper



CASE NO.: 252011CA00617


VIN# 9BWDE61J334034708


action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
in Hardee County, Florida:

VIN# 9BWDE61J334034708

has been filed against you by
SHERIFF'S OFFICE, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
attorney, whose address is Post
Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1308, on or before
Jan. 20, 2012, and to file the orig-
inal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the

DATED on Dec. 13, 2011.

As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
as Deputy Clerk


that we have more power plants
in our neighborhood!
I love Christmas when we
can wear our shorts comfort-
ably! Todd Silverman was up
visiting his sister, Avis Sasser,
for a few days and we were
happy they called and invited us
to dinner at the Pioneer Res-
taurant. Todd loves to come up
and eat there on Friday so be
can enjoy fish and swamp cab-
bage! Avie and Allen Eures and
T.K. and Kaylee Hogenauer and
Sherman and I enjoyed visiting
while we all enjoyed our dinner.
I still call the three meals a day
breakfast, dinner and supper!
Buck Toole still does not feel
like coming to church. We sure
miss him. Arthur Womack was
able to attend our church
Christmas supper Wednesday
the 14th, but Maxine is still in
the hospital in Bradenton. She
had knee replacement and after
being released from the hospital
will be in rehab for a while.
Sharon Lee is really experienc-
ing severe pain. Nancy Mc-
Quaig had a CT scan and we are
hoping for it to turn out to be
nothing. Angie Warnock had a
bioscopy and we are all praying
that it is benign. Willie Godwin
is feeling better with his knee
and was at church on the 14th
and seemed to be walking pret-
ty well. Please continue to pray
for all of these as well as David
On a happy note, A.O.
Hendry and wife Trudy cele-
brated 65 years of marriage!
That is wonderful and really
something to be proud of, being
above ground and in good
Sherman was over at Roy
Albritton's pasture last week
and Roy's brother, Larry, came
over. Sherman said they were
in the same grade in school.
Larry lives in Avon Park and
makes cane syrup. He just hap-
pened to have a quart that he

WEEK OF DEC. 26-30. 2011
No School Winter Break

School News
The Herald-Advocate en-
courages submissions from
Hardee County- schools.
Photos" and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and musf includee first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
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had cooked that morning and
gave it to Sherman. That makes
for some mighty good sopping!
When my older brother lived in
LaGrange, Ga., one of his
friends had never heard of sop-
ping syrup. When he visited us,
we all delighted in showing him
the fine art of sopping cane
syrup with hot biscuits!
Randi Sasser celebrated her
birthday on Dec. 18, Joshua
McQuaig on Dec. 19 and Lee
Chancey today (Dec. 22). Betty
Abbott will celebrate hers on
Dec. 24 and Sherry Smith and
Byron Allison on Dec. 25, then
Donna Chancey and Brad
Wilson on Dec. 30. Quite a few
have already celebrated in
December, Sylvia Hovind and
Brad Keene on Dec. 6, Dustyn
Waters on the 8th, Arthur
Womack on the llth, Mark
Hogenauer on the 15th and
Arden Rawls on the 16th. They
are all wished a happy birthday,
some belated and some to
I wonder if they all get birth-
day presents. I used to work
with Wayne McCardle and he
said his birthday was Dec. 26
and all he ever got was a puzzle,
and to this day he does not like
Our Sunday School class had
a super Christmas party last
Thursday. Sherman and Randy
Davis fried fish and hush pup-
pies; cooked swamp cabbage
and others brought grits and
tomato gravy, baked beans,
slaw and oodles of super
Sherman and Randy went
fishing last week to Arbuckle
and caught 15 specs. They are
good eating.
Some of our neighbors left
home at 3 a.m. Sunday, going
on a tour to Pigeon Forge,
Tenn., and would have trips to
Dollywood, Gatlinburg, and
ride though the Smokey
Mountains and plenty of
planned meals. Faye Chancey
said it was predicted to be 30
degrees in Pigeon Forge Sun-
day morning, but she had
packed plenty of winter clothes,
hats, gloves and scarves. Joyce
and Cindy Coker and Betty
Waters were also on the trip. I
hope it snowed while they were
there, as some.of the group have
never seen it. They all returned
home Wednesday night.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Pray for each other, our nation
and our county.


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

For the past month the
streamers of daily papers have
been about these three: Madrid,
Kind Edward and Wally, and
President Gomez of Cuba.

A total of 123,301 gallons of
gasoline was burned by Hardee
County motorists during the
month of November, according
to a bulletin sent to this office
from Tallahassee.

The annual Christmas candle-
light service presented by the
Wednesday Musicale was an
unusually beautiful occasion
this year.

The forest fire season is here
again and State Forester Harry
Lee Baker cautions those who
use the woods to be particularly
careful with fire. Only .8 per-
cent of all fires in the United
States in 1934 were caused by
lightning. When people are
careful with fire in the woods,
there will be practically no
burned forests.

The public will have its first
official look at the county's new
addition to the jail at an open
house scheduled for Sunday,
Dec. 31.

Taylor's Restaurant in
Bowling Green is featuring oys-
ters on the half shell for only 65
cents a dozen.

A total of 172 arrests were
reported by the Sheriff's Office
during the month of November
in Hardee County.

A community Christmas
party is planned in Zolfo
Springs tonight, beginning at
7:30, at the Community House.

The Crewsville area got from
a half to one inch of rain last
Wednesday afternoon. It was a
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Wauchula was hit for an undis-
closed amount of cash late
Monday morning in the city's
first bank robbery.

The Wauchula Elks Lodge,
B.P.O.E. Number 1700, is plan-
ning a 60- by 120-foot expan-
sion to the west of the existing
lodge building at 218 W. Main

The week of Dec. 14-20 has
been proclaimed Drunk &
Drugged Driver Awareness
Week in Florida. Since alcohol-
and drug-related automobile
accidents are the primary killers
of teenagers, Hardee Junior
High School science classes are
studying this important topic.

The Little Red Schoolhouse
Kindergarten celebrated the
Christmas season with a party
Friday, Dec. 19.

Hardee County announced
two' more teachers who have
received national certification.
School Board members and the
audience gave a round of
applause last week when they
learned Chris Neff and Merilyn
Strickland had achieved the'
coveted certification from the
National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards. This
makes them among the elite in

A girl's rehabilitation center
is expected to open in late
January at the old Bowling
Green Inn building at U.S. 17
and Main Street.

Four of Florida's military
bases that closed their gates to
hunters in the wake of the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks have re-
opened at least part of their
facilities to hunters.

Members of the Hardee
County High School Class of
1964 will hold a :'No Frills"
holiday reunion on Saturday,
Dec. 29, at Nicholas' Family
Restaurant in Wauchula.

14 day of DATED this
December 2011.



8B The Herald-Advocate,December 22,2011

The ,rollowr marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office/of the county
Jerald Pereira, 45, Ruskih,
and Betty Jo Angel Morales, 39,
Ulrick Virgile, 28, Wauchula,
and Bobbi Jo Pelham, 23,
Oscar Eduardo Ortega, 39,
Joliet, Ill., and Maria Leticia
Montoya Juarez, 34, Joliet, Ill.
Ralph Edward Hill, 53,
Wauchula, and Deeda Paris
Boyles, 58, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
FIA Card Services NA vs.
Randall Brian Albritton, volun-
tary dismissal.
Chase Bank. USA.vs. Hector
Esparza, voluntary dismissal.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Ramon P.
Tirado, judgment.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Willis R. Smith Jr., stipulated
settlement approved, dismissed.
Capital One Bank vs. Edner
Cherry, judgment.
Klaus Schirow vs. David and
Judy Rowe, judgment of tenant
Midland Funding LLC vs.
McArthur Myrick, judgment.
FIA Card Services NA vs.
Jose R. Soria, order.
Citibank NA vs. Veronica'
Noel, voluntary dismissal.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court.
Miguel Angel Alpunche-
Hernandez, two counts viola-.
tion of a domestic violence
injunction for protection, disor-
derly intoxication, and two
counts domestic battery, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation one
year, $677 fine and court costs,
$200, cost of prosecution
(COP),. $200 investigative
Joel Calvillo, loitering/-
prowling,.not prosecuted.
Roger Sylvester Darty, disor-

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derly intoxication, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee, S50 COP, $50
investigative costs.
Amanda Louise Hamlet, pos-
session of gun while using light,
transferred to pretrial diversion
Bennie James Richardson,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, adjudication withheld, three
months in jail with credit for
time served (CTS), fines and
court costs in related traffic
case, $50 COP.
Ernest Wayne Criss, failure
to redeliver hired/leased prop-
erty, not prosecuted.
Rodrigo Mercado-Linares,
domestic battery, adjudication
withheld, probation one year,
$677 fine and court costs., $50
COP, $50 investigative costs.
Charles Wood, domestic bat-
tery and causing a minor to
become delinquent or depen-
dent,, completed pretrial inter-
vention program, not prosecut-

The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Hortencia Santos vs.
Donaciano Pena,. petition for
injunction for protection.
David Cox vs. State of
Florida, petition to review
inmate situation.
"Miguel. Villalpando and
Crystal Freeman, divorce.
Autumn Jordan Carter vs.
David P. Mills, damages -
auto negligence.
Gregoria Adler and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Manuel DeJesus Huerta,
petition for child support.
Leland Hill Jr. and Veronica
L. Hill, petition for child sup-
Brianna Diane, Nellis and
DOR vs. Leavie J. OWens, peti-
tion for child support.
Nicolasa Navarro and DOR
vs. Carlos Sequra Aleman, peti-
tion for child support.
Hope Alane Kraft and Brody
Kraft, divorce.
Stella Zuniga vs. Tommy

Garza, petition for injunction
for protection.
Heather Elise Lee and Carl
Lee, divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
Betty J. Roland and DOR vs.
William Doyle Roland, order
on child support contempt.
Martha Chavira vs. David
Lamar Hill, injunction for pro-
Nichole Davila vs. Oswaldo
Davila, injunction for protec-
Suzanne Woolsey vs. Paul K.
Lansaw, injunction for- protec-.
Donald Woolsey vs. Paul K.
Lansaw, injunction for protec-
Rebecca A. Talley Fox and
James E. Fox, modification of
child support arrears.
Joanna Nicole Mendoza
Centeno and Mauricio Centeno,
Glenda C. Best vs. Michele
Camp Dasher, judgment.
Darlene Ward Grissom and
Elmer Gene Grissom Jr.,
Vickie Ann Valdez Alamia
and DOR vs. Daniel Juarez,
child support order.
Joyce E. Knuth and DOR vs.
Douglas L. Devane, child sup-
port order.
Wendy Donelle Harbarugh
and DOR vs. Robert Matthew
Klein, order.
Thomas Rivera Jr. arid Sonia
Vargas Rivera-Gonzalez, order..
Selina Ureste and, Paul
Ureste, divorce.
Rhonda Mary Lee. vs.
Thomas J. Lee, injunction for
Amanda L. Elisondo and
Robert M. Revell Jr., order.
Lee C. Reddick and Kim-
berly K. Naylor Reddick, modi-
fied divorce order.
Sylvia Regina Outley and
DOR vs. John Snell, child sup-
port order.
OOMC Loan Trust vs.
Juanita and Dan Wright, volun-
tary dismissal.
Shameka Tranette Snell and
DOR vs. Jerry J. Biowdy, child
support order,
Barbara J. Stevenson and
DOR vs. Andrea Lavonne
Stevenson, order.
Heartland National Bank vs.
Ira Nain and Emily Clements
McClelland et al,judgment.
The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-'
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-,
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also 'state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Nicholas James Alvarado,

violation of community control
- house arrest (original charge
-burglary of a dwelling), com-
munity control revoked, new
two-year community control.
S200 public defender fees, S 100
COP and S24 First Step proba-
tion fee added to outstanding
fines and fees.
Anjel Gonzales, armed car-
jacking and robbery with a
deadly weapon, eight years nine
days Florida State Prison CTS.
S520 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees and S100
COP placed on lien; fleeing to
elude a police officer and pos-
session of a prescription drug
without a prescription, not pros-
Solomon Lee Lacy, violation
of community control .(original
charges burglary of dwelling
and grand theft of a dwelling/-
property), community control
revoked, I months 29 days in
jail, $200 public defender fees
and $100 COP added to out-
standing fines' and fees and
placed on lien.
Juan Raymond Maldonado,
failure of sexual offender to
report change of address, one
year one day Florida State
Prison CTS, $520 fine and court
costs, $200 public defender fees
and $100 COP placed on lien;
failure to register as a sexual
offender, not prosecuted.
Eli Mariner Jr., possession of
cocaine, fleeing or attempting
to elude an officer and felony
driving while license suspend-
ed, two years Florida State
Prison CTS, $520 fine and court
costs, $350 public defender fees
and $100 COP placed on lien;
aggravated assault with a dead-
ly weapon and resisting an offi-
cer without violence, not prose-
Jairo Velazquez, possession
of methamphetamine and pos-

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200-300 lbs 180.00-215.00
300-400 lbs 145.00-210.00
400-500 lbs 132.50-170.00
500-600 lbs 120.50-142.50

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 140.00-185.00
300-400 lbs 132.50-165.00
400-500 lbs 120.00-148.00
500-600 lbs 113.00-138.00.

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Meetings to be heldin-Codunt mmiDrion Chambers.
Room 102 Courthouse Annex; 41t2'W. Orange Street.
Wauchula. Florida unriless otherwise noted

Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m. &
6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF January 05th at 8:30 a.m. and 19th at 6:00
Planning Session January 13th at 8:30 a.m.
New Years Holiday County Offices Closed 01/02/12
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday County Offices Closed -
Legislative Day Tallahassee- 02/01/11.

MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.

Meets on second Tuesday of each month. EDC 9:00
a.m. IDA- 10:00 a.m.
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday
night of each month at 6:00 p.m..
MONTH OF January 10th

Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00
p.m. in Building Department Conference Room, 401 West
Main Street
MONTH OF January 09th

Meets:first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.,
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.

Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.

Meets second Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at 701
LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF January To be announced.

Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Au-
ditorium at Noon
MONTH OF-January No meeting scheduled:

Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF January 17th at 5:30 p.m.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48)
hours prior tp the public meeting:
This notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and
be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the members, with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ing is made, which record includes the testimony and ev-
idence upon which the appeal is to be based..

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session of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 18 months, $520 fine and
court costs, $200 public defend-
er fes, S1100 COP, $18 First
Step,. 50 hours community ser-
vice, release to Immigration:
Timothy Daniel Packer, pos-
session of methamphetamine
and possession of drug para-
pheinalia, five months in jail
CTS, $520 fine and court costs
and $100 COP placed on lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in

the office of the circuit'court
clerk in the following cases:
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation to' Eric McCumber,
Renad K. Abdalhalim to
Claudia Sanchez Lule, $42,000.
John' D. Woodall 4o Patsy
Jean Goetz, $27,000.
Wauchula State Bank to Alm
and Morjina Ralman, $173,500.
Victor C. and Gloria Faye
Altersberger to Joshua Caine
Lanham, $36,500.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union to Jessie C. and
Julie J. Ellis. $45,000.,

For the week ended december 15, 2011 '
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipt totaled 10,389
compared to 11,258 last week, and 9,320 last year. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows steady to 1.00 high-
er, bulls steady to 3.00 higher, feeder steers and heifers 2.00 to
4.00 higher, replacement cows steady to 3.00 lower.





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Dear Santa.
I wunt for christmas is chris-
tams tree. Hair bow and a liegh
for my tree and I want to taek
picture bf the rangers. I wunt a
bird for christmas I wish for
that. I want a fish for christmas
and I want to now wut are you
doing at the noth poll. Can you
taek a picture uf you Santa. And
want are you doing over they.
Are you and the cold. I want to
see the rangers fanta. At nighs
you wud come and give us per-
sant fanta. I want to now if the
rangers bow fly up with you
and I want to see you a the
ranger to.
Love. gelena Perez-Alvarado
Dear anta.
How are you doing at the
north pole? I want a thing for
christmas. the thing is a toy
house that is what I want I am
at my class helping my teacher
her name is Ms. H.rrerashe is
nice. I love my teahcler because
she is a nice teacher. She care
'`about us. and'l want 'a bike for
christmas and I even love you
Nanta because you gave-us toys
I wish I can get my wish I love
you so, much Santa you will be
doing great ~antall
Love. agye i Naiarrp

Dear fanta,
J want for christmas is a
Bike for school and for shopping
and I want a soccr ball. what*
thing do you do at the North
pole? What kin of thing you do
the reindeer do can they fly?
anta what kin of thing do your
elf do. do they make toy or
make Gitfs.
Love, Elvis Dejesus-Martinez
Dear f.anta.
fanta I love you and the
presents and the presents that
you give to us like A Wii and a
motorcycle that's all the tuff I
won't. ganta I love your rein-
deers in the north poil When
you fly in the sky do you say
hol hot hol and the reindeers to
said fanta said to Me and:he
said y.s. cant I won't to say
Marry.Christmas fanta oh yes I
love you very much said Qanta
and gave Me a big Huge hug to.
Leonardo Gaytan
SDear anta,
I will like a neintendo 3ds
and how are you doing at the
north pole. fanta and how are
!your: ,raindeeos doing. at) the '
north polo is if cold yes or no.
fell you elfs How are they doing'
toll them thats from "DeTiny.
-one more Queslion for you how
dose your workshop Ilook 'like
dose it have a star on the top
and has a ball on the door will
miss you bye.
Destiny Badillo

Dear qanta.
Can you give me some
gifted. Can I have a laptop. And
can I please have some boot.
And can I have slippers. And
can I have tennis that light up
please. And can I a dress please.
And can I pease have books I
like to read. And can I please
have a pool. I love to swiml And
can I have a puppy. I like dogs.
alot. And can I have a jacket.
And can I please please please
have a very very very very very
great christmas. I Love fanta
and Christmasl
Love, amantha Maldonado
Dear fanta,
how are you I we like a.
game like a MW3 also a bat-
man game the now one how are
your rendeyears also santa I
hope you wright a letter and
santa car with a reamook trool-

Love. Tristan Benavides

Dear 2anta.
Bike. Xdox 36d. pool is
thar poler. Bar, elfs. boor, wont a
pother of you, frandi i wont a
elf, tv. brother. sister and a hoy
dike, cat. north poll.
love. Malachi Aguliar

'Dear fanta.
I want a box that has a lot'a
braby and a hady and a Holly
kitty toy and a Make up and I
want a play gray for ehrismas
and a compoutor and a sunglass
and a ipod and a begitfrand and
a small pelopet. and a Dvd with
the song. and a nolpol.'
Love; Yaridalia iolis;
Dear Qanta
I likeiyou Santa I ove chrie-
mas I want the white doots with
the little heel. and dolls I want a
a electrical scooter I want it pink
with a charger and a doll-house
to what do you like how is your
raindoers are the' fine ary you
fine fanta I lik you !anta your
fun really fun I like you fanta
you !ant really much how are
your eloves do they still make
toy to good boy and girls say
yes or no are they great I like
your eleven there so great and
your deers. to and you I love you
-anta. ,
love. Jaden Rodriguez
Dear fanta;
I love christnias and it's
chilly. do the reindeer really fly
if its a secret don't tell me I
with far a niritendo 3ds and a
game for playetation 2 and a
phone with the slide the end.
love. Ivan Molina
Dear fanta.
I wan't a computer for
christmas and a ipod But a
small one'and some highhills
that is all for christmas I hope
that you buy me 'that because I
Like all offthat stuff. I hope the
raindeers to help you crooks
Lake. I hope you come.
Crystal Olmos'

Dear Qanta. Dear fanta.
fanta i wont a ds games i I would like a xbox36d and
wont a dmaracon boll and a now a Wii if I couldI would like a lot
bick and a tackol box and stuf in more stuf. Have a nice one. I"
it and a now wee and gaies is will leave some coocis. I what,my
the stuf doing good is your dire crisis trees ful. I what my
doing good I hope so I wont all stakins ful thank you.
of the girl's toy's what are you're Fernando Castillo
elfs doing I Hope thay are doing
good I wont a ladtop and a rabit Dear Qanta.
and a baby sistie fon. I would like a computer for
love. Kyleigh Revell crismus. Also a baby shower
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Dear fanta.
how are. you in The North
Polo can you tell the Eivs can
thay bring me a Xdox 360 And
a Playsfashin and a Laptop and
a IPod tush Pless santa can you
if can and how are the Rander
how are the elvs in the North
Pole fanta my going to make
Angel Lopez-Dejesus
Dear fanta.
How are you doing in the
north pole lets get to the pres-
ents. I want a 3Dt. I want a a
psp and a game Named NBA 2K
12 and MW3. I want a laptop
and a flat screen iv. I want a
tablet. I want some football
cards. I want some baseball
cards. I want a verizon phone.
Ohh I forgot about your reindeers
how are they doing. By santa
see you shopingl
love. Caden Dunlap

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bear Santa.
' I want a'Xbox 360 an a ipod
and,'a hunting dog and a 4-
wheeler and a horse a new gun
a computer and a ipad a baby
brother and a baby doer and a
toy tractor fupli toy set and a
Rill tractor and a nintendo-dcsi
and a farming game for miy nin-
tendo 3dsi and a forkleft game
and a making house and a deer
pen and a rill bull doser and a
rill forkleft.

Dear Qanta,
I wood want for chrismes is
a paper jam. And a wii. And a
Computer xbox360 play station,
arid a transformer hot wheelers;
4 weeler. xbox connect, Df.
green later game for my DD.
Adrian Hurtado-Domingues
Dear ganta.
I will like A new bike a new
shows and a new doll...and a new
iPod and a cdpcane and a dog
and a phoh and a make ovre and
a P.8.P and I will like is a Xbox
360 and a toy's and a pony that
can toke and move and a wii
and a and have a Merry
Anika Rotana

anlu waln a pUonll-lla canll iai
and walk. I want a X.Box 360.
Merry Christmas
Yesenia Chirinos
Dear fanta.
I want an ipod and a DRi
fur wheeler and a X-box
360..PSP and a plagstation and
a wii.
Armando Mendoza. Jr.
Dear ganta,
I will like a dirt bike an a
four weelor. I want a xbox 360
and a pap, a ds. a hunting dog.
a Lego Cent. I want'a new pear
odf shd o an a play station two.
a new games on the xbox and on
the play staston.
Juan Garza

Dear ganta.
I would. like a taddlot and a
football and a soccer ball and a
basketball and three hillbilly
beans: and a computer and a
football viboo game also a new
Hezekiah Austin
Dear Qanta.
I would like a PeP and a X-
boo 360 and a Playstation two I
would like a dog.
Joshua Knarr

Dear Qanta,
I wad like aan apod and a
airsoft gun and a P.*.P a sniper
and a for wiler and a dirt bike
and a Logo atasheu a X-box live
and a cunputer a modu racet
plses.9anta and a pistul
Cayden Johnson

Dear Qanta,
I want a necklace and a
bady shower. I wood like a wii
and a Df and a Thank you
Natalia Garcia

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Dear Santa.
I've been good'because I did
my homeowrk. I want a black
berry for christman because I
can play games.
I've been good because I help
my teacher with papers. I want
a playstation 3 because I can
play so many games on my
playstation 3 I want foot ball
basketball and motorcycles
game. I also want a four wheel-
er Ipad Xbox 360 and laptop.
and a basket ball. foot ball.
skatboard and Madden 12 and
2kll also call of duty blackops.
Ke'Varreis White

Dear sarta.
I've been good because i help
a lot of people and nice. I want
an. Ipad and a phone I love
Christmaslll that's when we
colebrat Jesus birthday that's
when Jesus was born I love
christmasill Ho. ho. ho Merry
Christmas. Christmas is the
best time of the year that's why
people and children love
Christmas that's a good time of
the your I guess we Could ho.
ho, ho. Merry Christmasi I love
Christmasl Have a great
9carlett Covarrubia-Valencia

Dear Santa.
I boon good because I help
kids and I do stuff for the kids
that are not here. I want a D-Q
for Christmas and do you, no
why I want a Dq for so I cold
play games on the DS. I can
play any games on a Df. I want
a Wii for Christmas I want a wii
because I can play mario on the
Aleai Rodriguez

Dear ,anta
I want a toy Gun because I
been good. I will give you some
cookie. I have been good. I bib.
my homework. I listen to,my
mom. please bring me a lot of
Vincent Rivera

Dear Santa.
I wan't an I Phone tuch
because I need it that way I can
call my mom and dad. Ho. ho.
ho. I.want an I Pod and a bick
to. Ho. ho. ho. hal are you doing
and rodolf doing and your rein-
deers doing Ho. ho. ho merry
chrismis. .

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I wat a disixl be.
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Victor Sar

Dear Sata claus.
I wot a games and I wot
rugrats the game. I wat to have
a toy car I wot a bike for christ-
mas. i wot Qcoobydoo movie.
Fenis and Ferb Dvd and the sec-
ond dimeson Feis-and Ferd also.
sata I have been good. i wot a
Batman game I wot the first car
Love Juan Lagui

Mia Vega Dear santa claus
I want carsthe video game
with Dimeco and chick I love
cause am scooby doo the lake monster
Like rein- movie I want Dimeco truck and
reindeer so a helicopter to go with it Phigas
ant Santa fur movie that is fuin to watch. I
nic to me am going to leave jingle bell
use he is cookies for fanta claus if my
ant a Xbox mom lets me santai'mIgood and
I love you. I do great at school.
ntiago. Jr. Love Jaylen Daniels

Dear Ranta
I've been good,because I help
my mom and my teacher on
stuff. I've been a little nouty
too. I want a touch screen phone
and a xboxe 360 for Christmas
because I can play with my
brothers and my friends. I even
want a shirt and plant for
Christmas too. I even want a pet
dog for Christmas too.
Julian Molina-Lozano

Dear Santa.
I'vd been good because I
helped my mom cook and wash
the dishes. I want an iPad for
Christmas because you can
download games and TV on it. I
done something bad but then I
fixed it. I been trying to be good
and getting good; grades in
school.' If be good Santa will
you get me an iPad. Are you
going to bring all your rein-
Zachery Palacios

Dear Santa.
I want a babby bule Ipad
because I cud play games and
see vedos and bownload songs
and I want a water and babby-
blue laptop because 'you can go
on internet. I have been good
but I been litodit bad but I fix it
from rang my best and'beng my
babfk araPtheLiZogjagna lyioQW
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ho. ho
Carolina Navarro-qolis

Dear: canta clause
This year I want a ipad2 and
a baby hamster and I want a air
swimmer exream and The
whole pack of the wvuggle pets
and a pack of gloves for winter
and a pair of high heels and a
pair a purple boots and 'some
slipers with a bbw and a mon-
ster high bed and doll set to
Clawdeen walk The whole
Moxie Doll stand The horses
and The all The Things to the
moxio girls and som dresses
and The doll frankinsteain and a
hello kitty popcorn oil popcorn
machine and .a phone.
Raquel Martinez happy
christmas santa

Dear sand douse
This year I want a bike and a
i pad 2. I want a hose and I
want some clothes and a back
pack; I want a ribstick. for'
Chismac Iwant a pink Jaket and
a'phone. for chismag I want a
fellow pet and a comepeter. for
chismas I want a Baby dog. for
chismas I want a ,tv- fo r
Chisrmai droecer, Thank.yo.u for
reading my letter.
Ja'naiyah White


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Julian Gonzales

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Jason Gonzalez

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John McBride, Jr.

Deair Santa
I want a XBox for Krisman.
and a mocartrocair. I want. a
cameputer to. I want .some
shose. I want some shirts to. I
want a playstayshan 3. thank
you santa.
Darrell Hines. Jr.

Dear: Santa
This year I want a ipod and a
moxe girl and a chanplen and
D.S XBex Wee and I Pad a lad-
top and a utther hours and
thank you for reading. I will give
you oreo cokees and mike.
Nataly Leija-Rodriguez

Dear Santa "-
is me Aaron I know I wot for
crismes I wot a xbox 360 I wot
the game for it the game is
skilidwer spiror avecher their
satue thak you satue.
Aaron Ramirez

Dera santa
I want a fore wler and a riffl.
thank you and pleas.
Juan Villarreal

Dear: anty
I wont a Hors and a ripstick
and a bicke and a Jony the scull
and a dirt Bicke if you can bring
me all these things this year I
would be so happy.
Tristan Clanton

Derai santa
can you Git a Hameteimter
and a Hlucoptr. thak you
Guillermo DeLuna

Dear santa
I Am Been Good. Today I
want for crismis Is a Toy Truck.
And A dog. I want a Fone. Thak
you santa.
Christian Gonzalez

Dear santa
I Want a super' Hero toy for
chrismas and coths that I like
and shoes and toy spiber-man.
Jose Estrada


Dear Santa
I will want a motociycleo o I
can play at my house. I also
want a vitea game.
-;. s Litzy.Abrego-,Ambriz

Dear ianta.,
I like a bike can you get me a
bike and short bikefor my

Dear Santa.
can you get me a raise car.
can you get me a buss light
year. can you get me a x box
360 with five remote. can you
get me a tranousors toy. can
you get me the kung fu panda
figears. can you get me two
ninja soots. can you get me a
atugoter toy. can you get a pack
of cars. can you get me a big
remote earl can you get me two
power ranger sords and two lit-
tle magozords: can you get me a
sheba house. can you get me a
sponge bob books and toys.
Eric Felix

Dear ganta.
I want for crisis is an santa
close that you can oh piri his
bely and it gots candy in It
a bogy
Nyla Ayala-Banda

Dear Santa.
.I want a Bick fuer. dismiss
the culer is. red a the gieen.
Jose Castaneda

Dear fanta,
I wish Santacols can give me
a specie thing and then I will
sind Qanta a presn back to him I
think he will like it and-his wife
in so special and she isn o pretty
and I really love Santa no much
that I wish I can go to the North
pole to tell santa: and his wife I
really love them so much that I
can help santa do the prezint.
Alexandra Orneals

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Dear fanta.
I Want an airhok and a
comeputure and a move that is
call Dragen Ball GT all'7 chatter
and a reemot control car.
Alexis Fabian-Luna

Dear Santa.
Ranta I Wotin a Bolt. for
crism and a xbox three sixe. for
crismis-and a peg bolt for cimis.
anda mocrcar for a crisis. and
I wat a bune forcismis. and a
Bird for crismise. and a Dog for
crisis. and a PeqP for crimsis.
and a Big Se for crismi.
Isaiah Ornelas

Dear Santa.
Dear santa I want a pack of
cars and a movie and a snow
glow and a toy Pigeon and a
shoe. shirt. Pants. sock. Jacket
and a toy army and a DQi and a
gingearbread House and a toy
frog and a toy cat, dog tiger.
lion, dinosaur and I want a toy
remotcontroll and a boat with a
remot control and a puzzle of a
dinosaur and a Dragon ball z toy
and books of Dragon ball z
Alfredo Reyes-*anchez

Dear Qanta.
I want a blue Dfi. toys.
paper, pensles, you as a toy.
books. Can I get a quit.
Christmas books. And a goat
year. for you and me. I will till
to be Good next year. I will lest
but I want a Good Christmas
Day like you. Can I get a will
and Games for it and Games.
Candy canes, Candys. Good
greads too.-prestins for me 1. 2
or '3 pestens for. you. choklet.
cookies for you.
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Dear Canta.
'I want 11 thing for chirtnas.
a mostrohigh dalll and a oun
game and a punching bagl and
cars and a master 6 of dical
and piel and a Termina tovl
transformerl and a lionl and
babol bag! That is it.
Colette Hooghouse

Dear Canta.
I wont a I Tog pony. I wont
A pore of bowls. I wont A doll
hose. I wont A muge. I wont a

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Dear Canta.
This is want for crisis I
want a gkoter. a toy Jet a movy
an g fore a 3D D.C spy camra
Cincerig. Jeffrey Pitcher

Dear Santa.
1 want a bike. xbox three
sixte. tv and a moik chrol truk. I
want a football..
Love. Daniel King

Dear Canta.
I want a Bike. hores. Books
and Jacket. Santa Claus I LOve
Christmas. I Love you are the
Best Santa Claus.
Love. Esmeralda

Dear Canta.
I wont a I Pode. book. TV,

Makagla Pratt xbox games

Dear Qanta,
I want BB gun, Akil. Pisto.
IMP. Bomminder. Shotgun.
Transformers, terminator, car.
Love. Junior Louis

Dear Canta.
I wot trandfromr utmi
otmits Prim and a rill Termitor
and a big croen tv and I wot the
sreem movie and a mini motor-
sikol you mocked me happy all
day you are my fravit santa.
love. John Vallejo

Dear Canta.
I want a toy car and a toy
plane and a toy hellicopter and
or transformers game for DC. I
want a pokimon Gam for DS
and I want a 3De and a gam of
plansadm. I want a box of logos
and about of hotwheel cars.
Adolfo Morales-Herrera

Dear Santa.
Pleas bring me a girl bike.
prinsis book's. mooves ti. 3
small chrismis chree some new
clows, a campuder to, a nuw
BookBag 2 per of shoos.
Deisy Garcia-santiago

Dear Canta.
For Chistmas I want a cat
but I am going to'give you a
present and I want for Chistmas
I want a pony and b9oks. Canta
clus you are the be~siantjilu"s
over and I want a toy and a bike
and a tv, and I wunt for chist-
mac is a Ds and a Cams and a
your frond, Claudia Ortega

Dear Sanfa.
I wont for chiistmas is a a
Wii a game. a control HelucupR.
ulitol cut. Saita is it trot tdut
Rodof nose glos. Canta Huw
mine EclF do you Hav? Santa
wen you Go to My Haws on My
tabol other will Be cookes and
Cincerlg anta.
Humberto Aguirre

Dear- anta.
I want a boy bike, a red
gameboy and a ipod touch with
a charger. And do you really
have elves? how big are rein-
deers antlerns? And how big is
your toy bag
love. Victor Chavez-faldana

Dear C!nta. .
For Cristmus I want a toy
pony and a nealees and a rill
puppy and a babbygirl for crist-
Love. Alicia Consalez

Love. Tyler Jones

Dear Canta.
I'm sorry That I'm being
mean to my sister. you might be
mad about me. so I'll be a nice
boy for ever. not a mean boy
Love. Joaquin Rojo

Dear Canta.
I'm so so sorry if I have
dissopoint you. There is only
one thing I want for ehistmas
and that is a pony. Every ehist-
mas I have always wanted a
pony. I hope you have a safe
Love. Cierra Yarbrough

Dear Canta.
Dear Santa my name is
Xavier i am a very Good Boyg
today I like football and i will Be
on the wildcats team and i will
Be running Back for my team.
and I live at charge creek. and i
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" iHi'- my" 'hame is : Daniela
Mendoza I am' 7T:yars old I
have been good girl this year. I
live at Barlow Rd my house is
white and I am nice for kids and
you are nice too. When I grow
up I want to work at Medanals
have a good day I will see you at
Chistmas. And I want to you
pick something you want to
birng me a Ds or pod or rain-
dear. Thor are something I want
to tell you how you been doing
at your house and how much
snow is thor and' how many
raindear you have sant do you
have a move adout you gas or
no. gant I want to see you. Do
you want to see me and my
family and hg house too gas or
.no. Cant I know you are nice for
ever buddy. When you come I
will be happy. All my family
love you sant and me too.
Thank you.
Daniela Mondoza

Dear Canta.'
my nam is Rodney I am 8
years I have ben a very good
boy my homer name is 4728 in
Zofow how are you are are you
are find and I love you I want a
nerf sinpe gun.
Rodney Smith

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Dear Canta.
My name is Adriana
Rodriguez I'm 8 gars old. I have
been 'a very Good gril this gear.
and 1 Live in Zolfo Springs and
I'm in second grade. and t-have
2 brothers. and I want to Be a
teacher when I grow up and my
favorite food is Pizza and
macranie My all time best thing
to do is got to the beach. My all
time best books are about
Canta clause. Santa I have been
very Good so may I Please got a
baby Doll and for shoe my shoe
size is 2. and 1 will have some
cooked whating four you with
some milk onmy caner.
Adriana Rodriguez

Dear Canta.
My name is Alex Colic. I live
in Bowling green. I am in
Second Crande. I am in Cecond
Grade. I all way stag with my
mother every day. My favorite
sport is football and baseball. I
want to be a boxer when I grow
up. I have one brother name is
seann solis he is four years old.
Canta I all ways believe in you.
I always been a good bog. I
Think I desveserve one toy
Please The toy That I want is a
3 DC Pleae. have a great trip
Alejandro Solis

Dear canta.
I am Uriel. I live in Zolfo. I
am i years old and I believe in
you nobody could make'me not
believe in you. I like you
because you give presents to
everyone and you give toys to
everyone. I want to be a doctor
when I grow up. I like you
because you are the best man I
every herd about. Canta I
believe I been a very good boy
This year would you get me a x
box 360 and a wii and have a
nice trip.
Uriel Morales-Herrera

Dear Santa.
My name is Cummer Breann
Lanham I am 7 Years old. I have
Been a very good girl this year.
I Live in Zofo. I have on little
Tiney Kinnen her name is Rosy.
I have a bother' named Ryan.
Santa are you real. my nose is
skin color. Canta have a nice
day. I want a trampoline in my
back yard.
Summer Lanham

Dear Canta.
My name is Odalis I am 8
Years old. I have been good this
year. I live in Zolfo Springs. My
house color is tan and theirs a
tree beside. When i grow up I
want to be a teacher. I have One
sister One brother One dog One
cat. And my sister is 18 years
Old my brother is 17 years old.
My sisto want to be'a beautiful
Singer. My brother wants to be
a tuf policeman when his big. I
want for christmas a doll tog
and a now shoes I wear size 12.
And. a little house. And a Power
wheel Barbie. And a Cloths I
wear size 6. Good bye.
Love Odalis Ldpez-Rojas

Dear fanta.
My name is Diana Laura
Lopez. I am seven years old. I
am in second grade. I live in
zofol springs. I can't wait to see
you on December I been a good
girl this year. The color of my
house is white and it has a lot of
flowers. My favorite sesin is
winter cause I get to see you.
When I grow up I want to be a
teacher. I have a big brother and
a big cousin. And a big sister
and a baby sister. For christmas
I want shoes the sized is 3-4.
lip gloss and New clothes 6-9.
And I want a pony to feed. I
have good freinds and Ibe nice
to them. And I obey my family.
Thank you fanta. P.C. Can't
wait to see you.
From Diana Lopez

Dear Canta.
my name is heolton I am 8
years old I have bond very
good boy This year My
Brothers 1 of Them is name
Dalton is 8 gears old to my
Biger Brother is 16 teen years
old I wish you wold came This
year I waet lots of moves This
gear I waet a wai This year I
weat a lot of toys This year all
Christmas I hope my have a
funny Christmas This year I
weat a nouw games This year I
weat nouw hat This year I weat
a nouw pool This gear I weat a
nouw bed This year
Chelton Keeton

Dear Canta.
My name is Lucio Aquino Im
8 years old Im a second grad
student thank you for a grat
Presit that helps me do my
homework I live in Zolfo
Springs city i live with my
mom dad and my pupy mg hose
doer is light blue'when I grow
up i will be a teacher when my
costin briney grow up she will
be a. toy doctor my other costin
srieyn when she grow up she
will be a baker and santa can
you give me a wiii and but it
under my bed because I don't
have a christmas tree santa. I
will ask my mom to make the
Best cupcake over and I will ask
dad to buy milk I will make a
note for you santa I like christ-
mas to because I and mom and
dad degrat my home with
christmas degrashin I will I will
Put the cupcake and milk with
my Prty togs Canta I really rel-
loy love christmas so much.
Lucio Aquino

Dear anhta.
My name is Jesus. Apolinar
am in. 2. Crade I Live in Zolfo
Springs. on my reportcard I got
all Bs and when I grow up am
going to be a professional
boxer. I have a sister here name.
is nevah she is 5 years old. she
what to cut hear my favorot
color is green and blue. wat I
wont foar christmas .is a pep or.
a xbox 360. am Good at sports.
am in Krote arid I Love to play
football thak you Santa.
Jesus Apolinar,

Dear oanfa.
My name is Marisa
Mondieta. I am 7 years old. I
think I boon a good girl this
year cause. obey my family. I
live in Zolfo Cprings. My house
is white there is a yllow house
next door. I have a favorite sport
and season my favorite sport is
cheerleader and my favorite
team is the wildcats. My
favorite season is winter and
my favorite month is December
cause it's my birthday I got
presents. When I grow up I
would like to be a teacher. I have
2 brothers and 2 sisters. One of
my brother wants to be a gam-
mor. One of my sisters want to
be a doctor the other one little
and wants to be a gammer too.
My other sister wants to be a
teacher too. Now that I told you
everything I wanted to tell you,
I will what I want for christmas.
I would like a I pod touch. I
would like some earphones too.
thank you santa hope I can give
you some milk and cookies.
Marina Mendieta

Dear Cante. .
11 My name is Yeng Kong I
like to play football and my
friends s Jusus and Alex. I'm 8
years elf and when I go to a
party I Where a shirt like a
shinog Chirt' and my size is 3
and I will got a tree so I can dec-
orate it my tree and my home. I
will ask Canta I will give him
some cady boll and some cup-
cake and a cake that is fruit and'
I will give him a present and I
will give him my t.v. and I will
give him a hug. I will ask santa
what do he want then I will give
him it.
Yong Lor

Dear Canta.
I my name is Perla. I live
rhorewood LN. Canta want for
Christmas Wuggle pets and
Pollow pets. I grow up be a
weather. Like shcbols myg
favorite thing is in the ,class-
room is Crammer. Mathand
ce ence. I good girl at sheool.
Thank Youl
Peria Hrnandez Aguilar

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I want 'a 'igi1afointd a aba
alive a pupy a hamster a
fasheygee nice boots and shoes
clothes plagDou Dip and -Dots
maker ho w hos jeans and a
your friend. AdelineAdaimsa

Dear Santa.
I want somet speccil from
you for chirtmas a few things I
want a Ds games a wii game
and xbox 360.
your freind. Michael Adams

Doar anta.
Can gtou plooe broog me a
DI1 and a booby gun and a rmot
ear ploes Dear manta I want to
now gour name plee.
Your friend. Kovin Anton

Dear anta.
This year I want a armed
set. Leagoe Here potore for DC.
toy care. tog Dragin. new
Dinoses color book. a toy sord. a
tog child and fosae kmy.
your friend. Justin Browning

Dear Canta.
I want a fake eouh for
crime But it has to be a Nelf
forh a thing I Uk that tipe of
gun it can shot forr I almost wat
a fake gun for rtsm but it hovr
kam tru Dear Canta I belov that
you are ri.
your friend Daniel Carrillo

Dear Canta.
This year I want a figit and
I waat fwoctgs and I hope I get
Clows and a bike I well give you
cokies and look onder the plat
and thar well be a aupris for
your frond. Chloo Dean

Dear Canta.
I want a figit friend for eris-
mas. The rosan I want a figet
friend is because most of the
time I am lonl and I think it
will eeop me camping. I also
want a D,.C.1 for Christmas
because it can take pctehers on
it and It is roly cool.to have a
D.C.I well I think ft is. And the
second reason I want a D.C.I is
because most of my friends have
a D.C.I.
your friend. Lauren Cainous

Dear Canta.
I wate a Doll for chismas
and ask otr. nd a pool for chist-
mas and a big Doll I what a good
day for chistmas with my fam-
your friend. Arlee Juarez

Dear fanta,
I am going to live cookies
out for you will eat them and
you no what. want for
Chrismas I want a DfI that
takes Pifures am I want some-
thin also I want a Some braces.
our friend. Katie Leal

Dear ainta.
I want a pong for
Chris.tmas. now I give tome
cookie. I want a bike. for
Christmas. do ygm like a tog
... our frined. Victoria.lrada

Dear Canfa.
Can I got a fit friend for
SChimame and can ofjit ft friend
be purple. I will get cookies and
milk for santa.
your friend. Love.
Catherine Perez

Dear Cantf.
This year I want come togs
like togs like a race ear and a
D. and Come cool computer.
Your friend. Julian RoeJlvra

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Dear Qanta.
This'chrismas I want a bar-
bio. Also a babies house. I want-
ed a babies house my hole life Im
goin to you cookies and milk. Im
going to'get you chocolate chip
cookies. I want a untendo for
chrismas, Another thing I want
is a pony.
your friend. Lindsey Montoro

Dear qnta.
On crimes I want a puppy
because it is playful and soft.
Nex. I want a borby a boy borby
for crimes because it can be a
your friend, Sadie Rivera

Dear Santa.
I want a remecuchro car for
crimes and a bb gun and a naif
for Pile 9 orangies and limits
and tangres.
your friend. Mario Rodriguez

Dear Santa.
I want a ds3 and a playsta
tion3 and a cars zoom and boots
for Christmas..
your freind. Tyler Teuton

Dear Santa.
I want a dsi, 'ps3. desk.
playstation vitar phone 4s.
Little big planet3 for ps3. com-
puter. linksys router.
your friend. Andrew Tootle


Dear Qanta,
I want a mostr Hai doll and a
d.s and makeup set and shoos.
-socks, a tran set a laptop. a
dress, fake nalas, a toy dog, col-
oring Book, flip flop. coscitent
Books to red Plyse. art stuf
bloons. bubbles winter close bots
Pool Playhose Ponytos clip Not
Love. Angel Burnett

Dear Santa.
My mom is going to make
cookies How is mrs. claus?
she's good? Are the raindeors
good to?
Love. Mario Ponce

Dear Santa.
WHO is on the BaD list??? Is
it me? Im nicelilll What I
Want for Crismit is Hotweels.
video camra. Air Hocks. RC
Racer, mindstormer Bot.
Airshark. fish, and The Pun
hoeres, real steal, all mario cart
track, mario RC Racer. 2 remote
control Irantra. Santa Track.
M.A.R.S. walking monster. Star
Wars Dron. Quper Blue blaster.
2 Train Track, everything for
Boysi !
Love, Jacob Wood

Dear, anta.'
How are' you and MRS
claus doing at the North Pole? I
want a DQ for christmas and a
4-wheeler for christmas.
Love. Julian Rodriguez

Dear Santa.
How is you I
North pole? Is it goo
know something
Claus have make
paint her nails? on
want to meet her.
know what I want fi
Koo Koo birds the I
ipod and.a camera. (
D.Q game. oh and
mrs. gicker wants
with a cross. ha
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dous Mrs.

Dear Santa.
How are you doing? How
about the Elves and the
Reindeer? How are you and
Mis. Claus doing at the North
Pole? Is the North Pole clod?
How do your reindeers and you
make majick? Does Mis. Claus
Have makeup on hir face? Are
the Elves working on the toys
Santa? Mis. Gicker wants big
boots That is 6ix.
Love. Juliana Cisnerbo-Motanez

p does she Dear Santa.
e day I will How can you come here
you want to santa? How 'can your reindeer
or christmas fly? How is your wife? How are
houses and a doing santa? How is the elves.
oh I forgot a santa? merri christmacl I like
my teacher your music santa and your
Sa neckles beard and your musachl This is
ve a mary how the song goes tenger bells
toenger bells .1 would won't a
Love. Woleil phone for christmas santol
What dus the reindeer eatl You

Dear Santa.
How are you and mrs. claus
and There reindeer? Santa will I
got Presents for christmas? If
I'mr good will I get Presents? If
I get Presents I want a Pony and
monster highs, camera. D.c. I-
Pod and card games. Mrs.
Gicker wants a neckless. Merry
Christmas! ,
Love. Makayla McCoy

Dear Santa.
How are you and Mrs.
Claus? How are you and your
family?. are the reindeors OK?
Is it very cooled ganta? How
many people live there? Do you
like Mrs.claus food? Do you like
the cold Santa? What is your
favor holiday is it christmas?
Do the elves work hard Santa?
Ranta do you like the elves?
Santa do you help the elves?
Love. Teresa Zuniga

Dear Santa.
How are you and Mrs.
Claus? what are you working
on for us? Are the elves doing
good? You Ikiowwaetl won Ifor
christmas? I want a pirs of flip
fops and a pair 'of crocs. I wont
to"ask you if your elves can
make play finger nails and
some polish for my ten toes.
How are you able .! come here
to give our presents? Can the
riandeer fly in the sky? They
.can fly great in the sky I like
riandoors they are nice to kids.
Love. Siith Perez- Palacios

Dear Santa.
.How are you and your rein-
deers? and rMrs. Claus are .bth
reindeer healthy? Ho are the
elves are they making the toys
right? Is the North Pole cold do
your reindeer freeze? How do
you figy our sled? Do you use
magic dust? Can you please
give me one of yoyr reindeers?
I wanddasher. I also want a red
suite: like your. but X small
magic dust for dasher can fly.
Oh and Mrs. gicker want some
pair of boot she is size 61 Ifor-
got somting I need a, Xbox 360
thank you *
Love. Rodrigo Gutierrez

Dear Qanta .
How are you and your fam-
'ly rand-the elfs? Hoe does the
elfs make the togs? Do you buy
things from the store. What do
your famiily eat in the North
Pole? what do you whunt for
Christmas? Can you take a
pitcher of you and Mrs. Clause?
Can I plasese have a happy nap-
per for Christmas? Do you help'
your elfs' and can my brother
Shave a dragon happy' napper
and I can.,have a-Uncor4 happy
Snapper plasseolll can I-.hav~q'a
' elokchreetodthbrush:and a flut'e
and some birbi doll plaseses.'
got one more quechin ho is in
the nise list.
Love. Katelyn Vasquez'

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is that?
Love, Maria Medrano

Dear Santa,
How do you reindeers fly? I
believe in you. Are your elves
working hard? What do you'
eat? I am really excited about
my presents. How are you feel-
ing today Santa? I love
Christmas it is' my favorite hol-
iday. I love you Santa claus. Can
I please have cow boy boots, a
nerf gun and Spy glasses?
Love, Dawson Bryant

Dear Santa.
How are you and Mrs.
claus? Qanta you put so many
presents under Christmas trees.
I don't know what I want for
christmas. I know one present I
real want for Christmas it is an
ipod. a phone and forweler. My
favorite holiday is christmasl
Love, Fredrick Graham

Dear Santa.
S How are You doing is it
snowing in the Noth Pole? How
do you fli the reindeer? What
do the reindeer eat? Do they eat,
potatoes? I want a Xbox. How
do you deliver all those
pransins? Do you have a dog. in
it a wofe? Do you have a son?
Merry Christmas.
Love, Gabriel Raulerson

Dear Santa.
How are you doing Santa
and MRs. Claus? I love to Have
a BB gun with a lot of BB's?
How does Santa fly to,,my
house? When is ChRistmas?-'
am veRy veRy. Happy about
chRistmas. What kind of Food
does the deer's eat? Do they eet
Love. Justin Shenefield

Dear Santa.
How Are You Doing
SANTA? Is there snow? Is it
cold? I want a WII.
Love. Bryan Lucatero

Dear Qanla Claus.
All I want for Christmas ia a
eoll phone. Ohl and I have a lot
of questions to ask you like
what's your favorite color? Also
on Christmas night have you
over missed a child? One last
thing what's you middle name?
Mckenzie Isabella Banda

Dear Qanta Claus,
What I want for Christmas is
a playstation and call of duty
mw3. and call of duty warfare
3.'and call of duty warfare 2.
My mom bought me that elf
thing he Really moves but only
at night. From Ari to Santa
Love, Ari Matthewv S.oles

Dear Santa Claus.
I want a xbox 360 and a four
wheeler Is rudolph good?.
Love. Dakota Hancock

Dear Santa Claus.
SI am leave you cookies and
milk. I want a ipad. 3D DQ, a
laptop. phone and a camera.
Sincerely. Karime Diego

Dear Santa Claus.
I: I want ari'ipod charger and a
Wii. I also want a DS. My
brother want's a pep. ps3.0xbox
360. My baby brother want's
little toy cars.
Elicarmen Sargento-Santiago

Dear Santa Claus.
Whut I whont is a computer
and ten' dollars and Xbox 360
and fone and bebey gun with
bullit and wheeler.
Love. Victor Conme

Dear Santa Claus.
I whant a wii and a Xbox
360 and a Ipad 2 and the game
for the wii. I whant Mcgo 3D
Land and the game Xbox 360
Dc Superhero,. and the move
for the I pad2 is tron. Thank
from. Antonio Arellano

Dear Santa Claus.
I want a doll with a dress
and lipe stick with Blush. and
a noow bike with glitter and
herats and a NitDow 3D2 and a
game with it please.
Love. Brooke Ownby

Dear Santa Claus.
I want a xbox 360 and a dirt
bike and a basikik ball hoop.
Love, Alex Fenton

Dear Santa Claus,
How is prarlcer? I want a rol'
four wheeler and a hot wheels
Trac. I want a munto truck and
Love. Lane Black

Dear Santa Claus.
I decorated my Chrismas
tree. did you? Can I have a com-
puter for Chrismas and boots.
DsThank you you're the best.
Sincerely. Jeanette Lacasse

Dear Santa Claus.
I want three games for Xbox
360. Left for Dead 4. 2 Gran
theft auto iv, and Hollow reach
3. I will leav you some cooks.
From Victor Naranjo

Dear Santa Claus.
How is Mis Claus and
Rudalolph?. I want a laptop and
a prne to put my things and a
black dog.
Love Ruth Clemente

Dear Santa Claus.
How are you? If you want to
now I want I will show you. I
want a laptop and a Xbox 360
an a mp3 player.
Love Melody Aleman

Dear Santa Claus.
I .want a holedcotr with a
control to fly.
love. Miguel Aldama

Dear Santa Claus.
I want a cheayyaout and a
DS plus a creans and a cat plus
a kite.
Love, Delilah Chavira


Dear Santa.
I want a pogo stick and a
robot. I want a bounce house. I
want any fish. I want a Bike. I
alsa want an and worm farm I
want a Puppy I want a trian set.
I want a I pob.
your frendoHeath Hendry

Dear Santa.
I want these things for
crismis. Ahiu soot. A plastic
sword. A ninja holder for my
sword. A oy jet. A WWE ashin-
figer. Ajiyint robbotthat can be
remote control. A superman eti-
dowdes vidow game.
your friend. James Taylor

'Dear Santa.
1 been very very good Can
you get me a karetea suit and
Belt because it is fun ,to do
Skaretea. ybu can Kick and
Punch. It is fun. I will give you
gram kakers. Santa your the
best because you give out
Present. You are mart. ,you are
good at making Toys.
From, Ryan Valdez

Dear Santa.
These are the things that I
want for christmis I want this a
new D.S. game. I would like a
new game for my wii and iPad
and if you can get me a neak-
lace to. And I have 1 more thing
a bicycle. And hears some
things that' my brother would
Like a D.S. and Hunting toys.
And Horse lamp. bike.
Love. Katie Henderson

Dear Qanta.
Santa Claus Thes ar the
things I want for christmas a:
Norf gun. a game. Boy and a
mordor combat, and Legow
Batman and a Brand nw shobs
and a new BackPack and a
transformer Logo Star Wars and
new clothes and gloves and a
now Boney and Ankin from star
wars and a PSP for christmas. I
also want a morto Cart game
and a i pod for chriman and a
necktodo ds for chrimas and a-
Konfu punched Bag for chrimas
and a nelktodo game. I will lev
you milk and cookies.
from. Adrian Gallardo

Dear Santa,
First of all I will like for
christmas is a game for my wii.
Then I will like a ipad This is all
tank you Santa Claus.
Your Freind. Griselda Duran

Dear Santa.
Could you ploas bring me
these toys for christmas. Please
santa bring me these toys. Ehat
I will like for christmas is a
Barbie Girl Songs. Thers anoth-
er thing that I want for christ-
mas. That others thing that I
want for christmas is candles
size 6. Those are the things
that I want for christmas.
Please bring me these present.4
Your Friend, Denis Mendieta

Dear Santa.
What I want from you is an
I Pod that is Pink with ear
Phones. I also want for
Christmas is some nhew
Nintindo ds Games. Santa I also
want some new converers that'
are Pink. Santa I also wanted to
know how are you feeling good
or bad? Santa I was going to tell
you that I Love You so much
Santa claus and I also want for
christmas is a new nekles and
bracelet and I wanted it to be
Pink. And some Britney Qpears
new Prfmnon I also don't care
what kind it is. Qanta any kind
you:give me I still like it. Santa
thank' you Santa I hope one day
I will see you soon. ,. .-.
- ,love your friend, ,Ari Play1

Dear Santa.
First of all I've been. Very
Very good this year and this
what. I want for Cristmas. I
want a pair of boots, And a bar-
bie doll and a new bike with
ladybug's on it and a walkable
pet shop because they are so
cutel And some highhill's and a
pair of ballet nhoes. And I want
a dog toy for my dog. And a pic-
ture frame for my mom.
Your Friend, Mattie Wells

Dear Santa.
I want a remote control car.
Then I want a i Pad. Then I
want my mom to get some can-
dies for crismus. My sister
wants a New Pillow. "
Your friend, Michael Lambert

Dear Santa.
Yesterday I was good and
when you come in my home in
Christmas I will give you cook-
ies and milk. I want from you a
wii game and Tranformers
helacter and go-go stick' and
Hess racecars that do raises. I
will let you know where' my
house is and two are at.
wal'mart and some are Far
away. Now you know what I
Your friend. Jesus Paniagua'

Dear Santa.
I have been very good and I:
want a ipad and a neecklss for
christmis. And I also will like a
notebook for me. And I want,
some marker and ipop.
Your Friend. Itzoe Mondez

Dear Santa.
I want a video game for
christmas. want a,toy of a Buzz'
Light Year and I want to wach
Toy Story 3. .;.
your Friend. Angel Saayedra

Dear Santa..
I wish I had a I pod, wii,
touch screen I pad and I want a
charming nelacea. and braclet.
How are you feeling santa?l I
hope you are feeling good, How
are your elfes. raindeer and of
course you? I lik you because
you give kid aW lot of gifts and
that's what I like. I love .what
you bring me because if their
toys there very fun.,and this
Cristmas I hope you feel better
than o~vr and I am not kiding. I
hope your olfes, raindeer feel
better than everjust like you I
forgot I want a blue charming

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Dear Santa.
Hellol How are you Santa?
boxes Rudolf's none really glow?
How is the North Pole? Is
Rudolf a.girl or a boy? I am
being good at school and at
home. Please Santa bring me a
puppy, a horse, and help me
spend more time with my mom.
Please be careful. Merry
Lpvo. Treasure Camel

Dear Santa
Merry christmas. How are
you santa? How are the olfs?
How is mrs claus? Please santa
bring me a DSI. and a picture of
Rudolf. I am good at school and
nice at school. Santa' you are
my friend.
Love Marvin Cook

Dear Santa.
Merry Christmasl How many
elfs do you have? How are your
reindeer doing? What kind of
materials do you use to make
the presents? I try really really
hard to be good very where I
go. Please Santa bring me an
American girl. The next thing I
want is an alarm clock. The last
thing I want is a blizzard
maker. I love you Santa and
Mrs. Claus. I love youll so
Your friend. Tori Durden

Dear anta'
Hollol How are you santa?
Whut is it like at the north
Pole? I will be good at school so
bring me an xbox 360 with
games and a baskit ball hoop.
and a satle. a horse. and a
gocart. oee you next year.
Merry Christmas.
your friend. Clayton Harris

Dear Santa
Merry christmas santal How
are you Santal How 'doe 'the
6fs4 m iake prhsetifo' a'nd does
Rudolf's nose rally glow? Is
Mrs. claus fine? Do elfe rally
make friends and do you have
friends? I Love you santa and
mrs. claus. Next I am doing
good in school santa bing me a
blazzord maker and a Hollow
Kitty coloring book. Be pre-
pared and wear a sweaters
Merry christmas santaclause
and mrs. clause I Love
Christmas very very much I
Love this Holiday.
Love Cynthia Macedo

Dear Santa.
Merry christmals Do halves
exist? How many elves do you
have? Can you got me a laptop
with internet, and American girl
toy ard a nointendo DCI. I beg
you to get them pretty pleasol
Merry Christmasg
Love Lorena Martinoz-Bautista

Dear Santa
Hil How is Mrs. Claus? Is she
fine? Is rudolf still going to
school? Did rudolf find his par-
ants? Is it cold there? How do
your reindeer fly? Next i want
to be good at school. I would
like you to bring me an Ipod.
now shoes, and close. I am
Happy to have you santa.
Love Ismaal Majia

Dear Santa rain
Hello Santa how do you send
the Presets? Do you ride your
slay when you sent it? I want to
make you cookies. I love to give
you something. Please give me
and my class something to
when its christmas.
your friend
Christopher Hernandez

Dear Santa
I lov gou. I want to no what
does render eat? How is your
favit dear Rudolf? I love you so
much Hol Hol Hol Mary
Kerismusl can you git me a
goldfish and a dsi and a baby
doll. Tell miss elas I love her.
Tell her I will be good
Your friend Angelica Normil

Dear Santa
Hol Hol Hol Merry Christma
Santa. How is the north pole
santa? I bet all of the children
are doing fine but are they
being nawty? Santa will.you
get a barbie doll for me? Thank
youl have a good one santal
Love Mariah Perez

Dear Santa
SHellot Santa may I ask how is
it in the north pole santa. You
know what I wish I was your
brother and are you magik. How
are your rain door and roodof of
the rednose raindoor? And may
you get me a gun and maybe a
nife and a puppy.
your friend
Caeden Richardson

Dear Santa
How are you santa? I can't
wait. Can you cum santa? I will
be good a lot. We will be ready
for you. We are being good even
Mrs.; deeper said so. For
Christmas I want a DSI.
love. Jaylyn Rodriguez

Dear Santa.
Halo Santal If you get this-
note I have some Questions.
How meng elves do you have?
also Have another Question for
you. what -kind -of cookies Do
you like the Best? Haw memy
reindeer do you have? I don't
have many presents to ask you
for. I only want a game of
Maryo Party. can you Prity
Plees bring it. Ho. Ho. Ho. Mary
Your ,frnd
Aldofo Velasco-Perez

Dear Santa.
Marrg Christma santa. You
are great because you can flgl
How do gour elfs make pres-
ants? How tall is the North
Pole? How is Mrs. claus? How'
old is she? How many reindeer
do you have? How big is your
sleigh? I want a DS and arrows.
I will be good santal merry
Love. Matthew Webb

Dear Santa
Hil How are you doing? Is
Rudolf a girl or a boy? Is it 8
reindeer or 10? Do you want 2
carrots or not? I Love You Santa.
I'm going to be good. Plees
bring me a microphone and a
drum set.I want a gitar too. hol
Hoi Hol Have a safe trip and tell
Rudolf i sea Hil
Love your friend.
Bryndllian Witt

Dear Santay
Hello How are you? Santa did
you get The elfs? How do you
make thereindeer fly? How do
you get the togs? I am going to
be on your list. Please can you
bring me a play steshun? I love
Love Jose Rivera Jr.

Dear Santa
Hellol How are you Santa? I
am good? Are you good canta?
I want to get toys for charismis.
I want a cell phone. I want to be
good'for sheool santa and I will
be nise to my class room.
Love Rosa Woods

Dear Santa claws
Santa claws how do you
make presents. and how do you
fly. santa claws win is your
brithe Day because win it is
your brith Day I want .to give
you a presents. what is your
wife name. santa I have. not
being good but I promise that if
you give me a presents I will
behovion and wiri my mom tells
me to clean my bedroom I will
listing. santa claws can you
please buy my mom a ring.
santa claws can you buy me a
ring, baby live. clothing. plants
and sheos Merry christmas
santa laws and Merry claws. I
love you carita claws and your
Your friend Natali Aguilar

Dear -anta Claus,
Santa Claus how have you
benh doing? are you and Mrs.
Claus doing good? I hope you
and Mrs. Claus are doing rally
really god. Caus I am doing good.
I am cind of bad. I will do my
best to be good. I will do my
homework every time at mg
day care after school. Santa can
I please have a transformer toy.
new bike. De. new shoes, and a
new Thor hammer. Oh and one
more thing...Merry Christmasl
Your friend. Elijah Albritton

Dear Santa Clause
How do you make togy? how
are you. Do you like you job?
could your reindeers fly? how
do you diliver presents? what
doeS.Mrs. clause do when gop
are -dilivering 4prosants? I boon
good I helped my mom clean
everything and I helped my dad
fix my brothers bike and I even
take care of my baby sister
everyday when I get home from
school. could you please buy me
rollerskakes and please buy my
little sister a doll and please buy
my brother a toy car that moves
when you push a button on top
of the care. Have a nieo Marry
Christmas and have a good day
and tell Mrs. Clause Marry
christmas too.
Your friend. Gabriela Arana

Dear Santa,
Santa how are you doing is
everything ok up there so ar you
doing good. I am good too I am
so happy about christmasl I
have ben good everyday I have
ben doing good santa I and good
can I have a pet fish and a art
set t pleas. Happy chrismas
Santa Claus.
yur friend Raheem Clark

Dear Santa Claus
Santa how are you doing.
How are your raindear doing.
How are roodoft doing good?
How do you make toys. marry
chrismas. I had been on my best
behaivor at school and at home
to. I promise I had not been bad
nowhere. I have not boon bad
nowhere. can you get me that. I
had been good ervywhero. can
you get me something please. I
promig I have not been bad at
school or at home. get me
something. I promise I have not
been bad at school or at home.
can you get me some boots.
close, and books? I want shoes,
toyg can you get me those stuff
for me please? I promise I will
be good! your are a good santa
clause. And your raindeersl
roodoft is good.
your friend Aaron Daniels

Dear Santa Caug
Santa Claus how do you
deliver presents? What do you
elves do? Do your wolves dolp
you deliver presents? Santa I
have been good and not bad. My
sister have boon good too. We
both been good. Santa Caus can
gou get teacher a present too?
Can you get my mome one and
my sister and me and my' Dad?
We all have been good please
we desov it. I want shoe. toys..
Merry christmas Santa claus
don't forget my what I want.
Can you ask ms. claug to bring
my hol family a present and can
she tell them who it was from
make sor you love a note so
they will now that I wanted
her to give it to my Mom, sister,
Dad. Nana. DaDa. Granma.
Your freand.
Shanteya Frederick

Dear Santa Claus
I clean my .room I be nice to
my family We go to Chrismas
Vaston We play all game We fix
the Chrismas tree and candy
caon santa coming last night
We wake up my famlig was
hapy look at pranst We open oir.
pranst-Thankgyou ' ,>
S.... i o, your friend; OmariLuna

Der Santa closes
Santa closes are you and Mrs.
loss doing good? Santa closs
how do you dliver a lot of pret-
sentst? anta clo s how did you
be santa closs? I am good. I do
my homework at school. I say
hi to everyone. and I help
peaple. so I can be good a lot. I
want a I Pad that is red. And a
tv for my room. Mary chrisc-
mass santa cloas and Mrs.
Yourfreid Nicole Martinez

Dear santa claus.
How are you doing? How is
Mrs. claus doing. Do you have
magic? Santa I Want to go'to
the north Pole. What does mrs.
Claus do. How did you became
santa I think College. Santa doi
you got little pupies they are so
cutp. Santa I have been mean to
my nece I promise I will be nice
if you give me a present I am
sorry Santa I am 1.300 times
sorry santa I please want a
present please santa I am so
sorry sant I will make it up to
you sanfa. Santa I would plose
like a iPod touch, nintedo 3D's
cloths. and can you get my
mom a meelec. And can you get
a braclet for my step dad a bra-
clt. please. Merry chrismas
Santa. and mrs. claus, elf's and
raindeers have a good chrismas
Santa claus and Mrs. claus. elf's
and raindeers byg.anta.
Your friend. Jessica Patino

Dear Santa Claws
How do you got to Fly and get
those reideer to fly? I don't
have a chimney you can just go
three my door? Can you take
me to the north polo peaos. How
become Santa.I want to you. I
haven't don good Santa dut if
you give me a present I wud like
an army. game .and racing.
game I do my chores then, play.
racing, game..lI wud like new
shoo. Then I will like a killing.
game. I won't to no t*at how the
elf make presents !. wish llcar
say hiytoyou.
your friend Danny gachez

Dear Santa clouds
How is your live, is it good or
really good or bad'horr really bad
please tell, me please. Dear
santa. I am so nrves about If I
shood want I what fro crism or
not. Dear sant I woud like a
lightstrike. oh ps it is not a gun.
your friend' Nick Thompson

Dear Santa Clause,
How is it going up in the
North Pole? How do you Diliver
all those presants in one night,
What does Mrs. Clause do. How
did you become Santa Clause. Is
your favored color red. I have
been good I ahve good grades.,
done good thing. I have tryet
my best to think of a thim Nick
can be. I will try to sing to people
e I hope they like Christmas
songs. Can I have a orbees
smothing spa, orbees necklace
maker, bratz mic doll and a fake
Mrs. Clause hat, and glasses.
Thhank, -go. .2g1$hhlf Moae.
Citiwfiants ''ifritisor' .,niot
Your foeind;. ren a'Thompsoh

Dear Santa claus
How do you have stuff that
we wnat for crismict. we likes
you for give stuff for us, to play
with I Love you. I'ben'good.
forevery. I Love youbut how d
.you fly. that is fur if I went*
with you for every. I want, a x
.box 360 and a bike for crimist
and gamer most and a psp you
are so go I like you I witch y
were my Dad for every
your friend Jeremiah Vo

Dear fantaclas.
hey how aer you doing will I
guess you seid good dos Mrs
santu coor for you good I bet
she dog is it good if it is call me
and ivite me to yoru hoes how
are yoru randirs good col by
santa I have stopt being men to
my sister will I thank that she
is niso. I help my Dand and
mom and my sister and my
brother and me. and I wold if
my mom let me get a dog but
we bomt hav the spulis for the
dog. I want a dog and the fod
and the lesh and the bool. I
wunt a play horse sot. and a play
hours for me ples. Qanta you are
so nis to evrebute so I will have
some coce on the table.
Briana Weatherford

Dear !anta claws
how are you dand what.have
been doing? are the reindeer
still making fun of roodofs
noso? can I visit the north pole?
how are you and Mrs. calwg
doing? how did you become
santa? did you like reindeer
wheni you were a kid? can you
do tricks with your slef? when
ware you born? does Mrs. Claus
ride in the slod with you? did
you know? I was a good gird
this year and I want to know if
g6u can give me some pres-
ents? I'helped my sister clean
her room. I go to sleep when
mom tells me to. I don't miss
behave so please get me pres-
ants. for christmas can I have
barbie proseos charm school
with all the dolls with the movie
called barbie and a mermaid
taito? Merry Christmas! have a
time during Christmas.
your friend Aariah White

dear santa clowg
Santa how can you fly the
reindeer? I like rodaff and
dasher they are funny because
rodoff has a red nose and dagh-
or is funny. Santa are you good
and do you git presins to. i have
Bin good. i did the dishes for
my mom and my Brother to. me
and my Brother clan the house
up from my mom and stap dad.
my mom want's a car for crist-
mas. I wont a phon for cristmas
my stapdad wont's a new house
tor cristmas. my Brother wont's
a sionte .for cristmas. santa
you are cool because you give os
presents to me.
your friend.
0! .":u' i:, IBrooke Youngblood

Dear. anta, claus
S tanta how are you doing?
how do you present?, ant how
are your elves and reindeer do
you ever get presents? how is
miss claus doing. Santa I boon
good and bad if you bring me a
present I will-be good so good.
santa I want a barbie doll and a,
control- 'plane for my brother
and if you can bring my mom
some shoos and a toy for my,
nifew and a nail polich for my
your freind
'Yesenia Hernandez-Benitez






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Dear Santa.
Ho Ho Hol merry christmas
santa. I hope you are doing well
Santa are you nice? do you live
with your family could you
bring rudolph Am I on the notey
list Santa I want a DQ and a
Ipad a Ipod. your are the best
nanta you are cuftt anta.
your freind. Lucia Alvarz

Dear Qanta.
Merry Chrismas Ho-ho-ho
How you are santa? How Do
you make macic? Where do you
make toys? I obey my mom and
dad and you know how much I
Love you Do you Love me to?
And i what a puzzel in a fake
computer and I what barbeese
mary chrismase
Love Alisbeth Monroy-Mendoza

Dear Santa
Ho. Ho. Ho.1 Happy Holdoysl
How are you santa? How do yor
randes fly. Is yor family good?
is panser good? I want a arsoft
gun and that car m cosin rife
has. happy holdaysl
Love. Justin Cruz

Dear fanta
Merry christmasN How are
you Qanta? I Love you Santa Do
you Love me snata reindeer you
wont to no my neme my nemes
Monica I wos good I never get
trouble santa. I want to get a
bariy for christmas!
Love. Monica Youte

Dear Qanta.
Ho. ho. ho Merry christmasl
How are you doing? Is your
whife doing good? Do you like
me? Where do you live? I have
been good at school. Do you
know that? I want a WWE
fighting box. I want PoGo Bogo.
I want a Wii. I wnat the
Madnene football 2011. I want
a Papper Jamo.
Love. Cody Halstead

Dear Qanta.
Happy Holidays! How are
you santa? How are your rain
deer? How is lade claws? Santa
im trying to be good. I want a
motor bike. for wheeler, and a
laptop. I hope that you have a
merry christmas santa.
Love Daniel Cantu

Dear Santa,
Ho. ho. ho. Merry Christmasl
How are you Qanta? I hope your
are fine. Santa how is the fami-
ly? Qanta is Rudolph the rein-
deer good? qanta is is cold up
there? anta are you doing
good? fanta I want an I Pad 2
and a baby set doll and a teddy
bear. I hope you have a good
Love your friend.
Qonia Hernandez

Dear qanta.
Ho. ho. ho Merry Christmasl
How are you Santa? Are you
coming to are town? Are you
bringing Rudolph the reindeer
with you? I'm trying in school
so I can pass 2gt grad. I wont a
xbox 360, and a psp, soccer
ball. Im happy to have santa
cloausl I hop you have a won-
derful Christmasl
your fired. Rigoberto Lopez

Dear Qanta,
Merry Christmasl How are
you Qanta? What kind of toy
are you make? How is Ms.
Clais? How is Rudolph? I been
trying to obey my mom and dad
and at school I been good. Santa
I want lots of barbies, a cat.
cloths, and lots of dolls like
pigs. dogs. girls, cats. and most
of all I want a coletion of tinker-
belll Hope you like my cookies
and milk Merry Christmas.
Love. Baileigh Herrera

Dear Qanta.
Merry Chistmasl How are
you Santa? Qanta do you love
traveling all round the death?
Santa do you have lots of mail?
fanta I have been good this
year. Santa I want a doll house
with dolls and to ask you a
question. Are you real or not
because I don't bealev in you.
Qanta I'm wait for you In my
house for some cookies. Marry
Christmas Ranta.
Your friend. Maria Moreno

Dear santa.
Ho. Ho. Ho merry christmas.
How are you doing? I hope your
doing good. Hows your wife?
Do you have some books? Hows
rudolph the reindeer? Have you
been good this year? Are you
doing good on those toys? Are
you doing good work? I want a
psp go. And a champelin. And
epic mickey for ds. have a good
new year santa. And have a
happy christmas. Have a good
Christmas. I'm going to lay out
cookies for you.
Sincerely. Ali Abel

Dear anta.
Merry ChristmasI How are
you fanta? Are you coming to
are town on christmas? How is
your kids? Are you working
hard on those toys? I am doing
good in school. I want a real
phone, pillow pet. happy nap-
per. xbox 360, pant size 10-12.
pick soccer ball. dress, shirts.
lid pencils, puppy, belt, teddy
bear. I hope you have a wonder-
ful christriias.
t' :Loe. ,araly Diego

Dear anta.
Merry Christmasl How are
you santa? I love you santa. I
how you are ok. How are your
reindeers Santa? I have been
doing hard work. I am good
santa at school. I been a really
good girl. Do you no what I
want for christmas santa? I
want a bike. and a ipod. And I
will give you cookies and milk.
Qanta are you real I hope you
are because I want those
Love. Alexis Sambrano

Dear fanta
Ho. ho. ho Merry Christmast
How are you Santa? Are you
coming to town? Is Rudolph
your favorite reindeer? I am
doing great in school. I want a
barbie Doll house. dolls, a snow
flake neclas. A teddy boar. doll
shoes. A big pen.- Rings. brats. a
bike. makeup. Lip Gloss. color-
book. crayons. a bell Doll. spoci!
Doll. bog Dolls, a puppy toy.
highhills. Dress, bows. play
computer and my mom a
snowflake neclas. santa Merry
ehristmasl -
Love your freind.
Amber Harrison



Dear fanta.
My name is Gabriela Jose-
Perez. I am 8 years old. I live at
7th Ave Wauchula. FL. How is
your white doing. I help my
mom alot. can you give me
some presents? Like a wig. a
laptop. a Will. Books.
noteBooks, and a calder. It is ok
if y can't get me every day.
Happy Merry christmasllll Ho
Ho Ho.
Your Friend.
Gabriela Jose-Perez

Dear fanta.
My name is crystal. I have
blund heir and green eyes. And
I am nine years old. I have four
brother and one sister. I live in
FLa. on manly roud. And I am in
2 gd. If you can. can you bring
me a thang you just make shor
that you bring my brother
prezens this is all. I wan't is
sume close for my barb doll and
that is all.
you firnd Crystal Richardson

Dear Santa.
Ho. ho, ho Merry christmasl
How are you santa? Is mrs.
claus fine? How are the rein-
deer doing? Are you doing a
good job on the toys? I want a
scooter for christmas and I want
a toy car and a toy rocket
launcher. Have a great christ-
Love Desire Medina

Dear Santa.
Merry Chrismasl How are
you Nanta? How is your wife
Santa? Where is Rudolph?
Santa I want a bratz that you
can paint her hair and a gitar
and a doll of Monster High and
ajacet of vitorious and pop the
pig and doggie do. I hope you
have a fantastic christmas
Love. Johana Ortiz-Diaz

Dear Santa.
Mary christmisl How are
you? Are you well Do you Love
me? Do you like Rodhof the red
nose rain deer? I want new
cleats. I want shirts. I want
pants. I want a lot of shark
teeth. I want a twiny tow mag. I
want a goat tiny bumy. I want a
goat rope. I want a extra small
flat bill hat. I want a hiding and
healing dumy. I want a soom
heading rope. I want gador
boots. I want astreg boots. I
want a came knife. I want
came shirts. I want came
pants. Hoo. Hoo, happ holidays.
Love. Cody Vina


Dear Santa.
My name is Alyshia can I get
a Dgi XL and an I Pad. I live in
martha luther king in wauchula
florida state. can you get my
sister a phone and a I Pad on
yah how is you and miss claus
and the elfs.
Your friend Alyshia Carrion

Dear Santa.
My name is Katy. I am eight
years old. can you get me a I
Pad and a Will and a lap top and
a DeI. I live in Wauchula FL. I
am in 2th and I go to Wauchula
E, f. I hope you have a good
Your find Katelyn Clardy

Dear Santa.
My name is Julissa gilva. I
am seven ears old i laev in
wauchula. FI and have the most
beautiful teacher. I want to now
if u should gift a car to my tech-
or? Aan can u gift me a dress
and Niki shose and a lap top a
Blue lap top,
Your friend Julissa filva

Dear fanta
My name is Yosvin and I am
seven years old. I live in
Wauchula. FI. i am in second
Grade in Mrs. Rodriguez room. I
want a lap top DQi wii xbox a
Karte Suit and give mrs.
Rodriguez $900.6923 Dollrs.
Your friend, Yosvin Perez

Dear Santa.
hi my name is David Navarro
am 8 years old. I Live in
Wauchula. FI sunset park. If
you have a dirtbike Please
Please give me a dirt bike. some
money Please and Mrs.
Rodriguez 5 grand Please keep
me and family to Thank you.
your freind David Navarro

Dear Santa.
My name is chris I am 7
years elf. Can I please have a
puppy and a tornado maker.
Santa do you remember me
talking to me? Can i have a look
at-your rain der please santal
18 lea tall owk strall
your friend
Christopher Nickerson

Dear ganta.
May name is Kassandra and
I am eight year old. I have the
best beautiful teacher I ever
had. fanta Clause I want a
dolling house and a DQI I wish I
can see you at christna Eve. oh
I forgot something, how you
and Ms. Clause and the Eve are
doing. And I miss you alot. I
want you to get Mrs. Rodriguez
a beautiful dress her color is
red. Thank you Santal
You Friend.
Kassandra Jimenez

Dear Qanta.
My name is Carlie Jewel
Knight. I would like a robot that
talks, moves say stuff and do
your homework for me. I also
want a kyak with paddles, and I
want an m-m machine. And the
last thing I want is a sled and a
rope. Thank you very much
Your friend Carlie Knight

Dear Santa.
May name is James. I'm
eight years old. I'm in Mrs.
Rodriguez's class. Qhe's the
most beautiful teacher in the
world I live in Wauchula. FL. I
want a X-box, psp. I-pod. dQI,
dirt bike, four-wheeler, and a
car for my best teacher ever
Mrs. Rodgriguez.
your friend James Long
Dear Qanta.
My name is Andew and I am
8 years old and I live on penn-
sylania Avenue. I also live in
Wauchula. florida. First. I want
a dirt bike and a four wheeler, a
play station, a computer, and a
dsi. and 5000. 600 706 4
Merry christmas santa claus.
Your Friend. Andrew Lee
Dear Santa.
My name is Ricardo i am
eight years old. I live in
wauschula I am 2nd grade. I
want a wii and a x-box 360 and
a lap top and give my brother a
I pod me too and I want a soccer
ball and a football uniform and
don't for get Mrs. Rodriguez car
and a Nikes.
Your Friend, Ricardo Martinez
Dear qanta
My name is Haven. I am 7
years old. I have a butiful
teacher and Ilike her very much.
i live in bling green. I have 2
brothers named Devan and
tyler. I hope you brong lots of
parents for my family. I will give
you cookies to you. fanta I hope
you like my very very great
housell Can you breng rme a
doll and aDql with pehn. I hope
the elfs are doing nice in the
Yar frenid Haven Rimes
Dear Qanta.
My name is Ariana Panchez I
am seven years old. I live at
Walchula corton street. I wnat a
laptop and make up culetion and
a X-box 360 and a wii and a
DSi and a I pad and Hot choco-
lata and cake and cookies and
tamalas. How are you and the
els? And I want 1.00006030
1.0006030 Dallars.
Your Friend Ariana Sanchez

Dear Santa.
My name is Gerardo Valerio I
am nine years old can you
bring me a Dsl a wii a x-box
360 and a labtop and don't for-
get a car for Mrs. Rodregez and
9.999 dollars. I live in
Your Firend Gerardo Valerio

Dear. fanta
Give me all the present in
your slay Santa give me a x-box
and don't forget to givemy
teacher a car for my teacher
mrs. Rodriguez. and he II come-
ing to town and give every budy
a present so don't be crying if
he did'int come to your house.
Your friend Jamie Villa

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Dear St. Nick.
How are you? How are the
elves? How are the rain deer? I
have been better than any year
and I think you'll be very proud.
This year for Christmas I would
love a laptop. D.Q XL. trampo-
line. I pod 3. kendle. mario kart
7. D.S 3D and a telescope. I will
set out 6 cookies and a glass of
milk. Merry Christmas and a
happy new year
Derek Joseph Camilo-Taylor

Dear Santa,
How are you? How are your
elves been doing I whish for a
skatbord and a ipad a wii too. a
ds.i. also a phone even a big
ipad tach and the last one a
mario game wii. I hope you
have a grat trine
your friend Alberto Cardoza

Dear Santa,
How are you? How are your
elves? I have been a good girl. I
would like a d.s.i. a bike, and a
laptop. Now my sister would
like fake jury. a I.Pd. to. Any
my brother would like a toy car
and wii. Thank you Santal I will
leave you some cookies with
mike and Choklit Chip muffens.
P.s merry chrismas. I Love you.
your freind Samantha Castillo

Dear St. Nick.
Hey Santal It's been a long
time. I've been really good this
year. I hope you have a good
time on Christmas Evel First. I'd
like to have a ripstick so Cason
and i can ride together I'd also
like rocket boosters so I can
have fun in the air. I would real-
ly apreasheate it if you bring
me a bigger bike. And I'd also
like to have a kindle because my
Mom ands Dad let me ask you.
And the reast would be a blue
ninja costume. a microscope.
D.si games, and a Dfi for my
your pal, Brin Conerly

Dear Santa.
haw are you I will Leav you
carrots for your randear and
cookeas for you and your elvs
and ms. Clows. I wold Like if
you bring me a plact asten.
clows. X box, Wii games. I pad.
elf dog. phone, have a safe trip
don't feget me.
your buddy timmy Cowart

Dear fanta.
How are you? How are your
elves? I miss you. First I want
the thing for christmas it is Just
Dance 3. to Dance. Then I want
a Ipod. so I can sing and rock.
last I want a Barbie so I can
dress them up. Thank you
fanta. I love you. How do you
fly all over the world in one
night? That must be a big job.
What is it like in the North
Pole? What does you elevs lok
like? Do they have pointy ers?
Do they were red? Ho Ho have a
merry christmiss and a great
new year
Love. Faith Davis

Dear Santa.
How are you? How are your
elfs doing? Dear Santa I want a
DS games, three dollars, bike,
ipod. And I will give you cook
ies. And I will give your ran-
dears some carrots. I been a
good girl in class. Merry christ-
masc And I will sing christmas
songs with you.
Love Manuelita Guzman

Dear fanta.
How are your elfs? Santa I
like yor elfs. Thay make prity
toys. I want a compyotr for
cristmas beacuse thay are so
cool. have a Nice chrip santa.
yor friend Yobany Hernandez

Dear ganta,
How are you doing? What I
want for christmas in a Play
gtaytion 2 and a Nintindo 3ds
and a new skate bord with a lit-
tie ramp and a Jet Pack and a I
Pad and a I Pod nano. spy net
glass. forwheeler, paintball
gun. and mario Kart 7. I hope
you have a good flite.
from your friend
Dalton Johnson

Dear Qanta,
How are you? How are the
rain drees. Qanta I Love you so
mach and did you no that my
Brthay is coming on Sunday. I
Love my Brthay be chu I get
press like ersmis. and I wud
like a Laptop and a fon.
Love. Diana King-Lopez

Dear Qanta.
Hol hol hol I've been a good
boy this year. I want an ipad,
rocket boots, x-ray glasses,
Zonby land. happy christmas
saint nick. happy flite saint
nick. p.s your the best.
love. Kamari Lazarre

Dear santal
Dear santa what i want for:
christmas is a dsixl with six
gamn with it. so I can play
gams. What elts I want for
christmas is a Justin bebber
doll so I can play with it. what
elts I want for christmas is a
new radeo because my sister
brock my old one. what elts I
want is reading glasses and a
phone, abord with markers, and
a glittry box. and a real girl
puppy, santa I think Iv been a
good girl this year.
love katelyn nicole long

Dear_ anta,
Jingle Bells Jingle Bells
Jingle all the way. Santa I wish
I could see you;and we could
sing Chistmas songs. I've been
a very good girl. But I would
like an IPOD so I can play the
games. Next. I would like three
dollars so I can buy something.
Last. I would like Magic Tree
House #4. Merry Christmasl
Love. gylvia Preston

Dear fanta,
Hj ianqta,-: hope you can
mack if for christmas. Because
what I want for christmas is a
parot, DQ Game, Ipade. ice
cream. Gun. Gum ball meshen.
computer. Deoterent and I will
leve sum cookies. Milk and sum
carits for you raindeers.
your buddy,
Chyanne Raulerson

Dear fanta.
How are you? How are your
elves? I have been a super good
girl this year. I think you will be
proud. I want a four-willer so I
can look around for deer. Next, I
want a real barrel horse so I can
barrio races and enter the
championship finis. I also want
a golden retriever puppy that's
real so I can train her to be a
seeing eye dog. I also want new
toy horse one a stallion and two
babies and one momy., I want
some new toy jumps that are
tall and Low. I also want a ipad-
two so I can play it all day. I
also want a real baby piglit so I
can play with her. I will name
her katie.
Love Macy Grace Tyson


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Dear Santa.
Jolly ho hol How are you.
How Are the elves? I had a won-
derful Year. I. thank that I
duseive some presents. What I
want for christmas is a iPad so
I can Play it al day? also I want
a gun for christmas. What I
really want is a camera so I can
take Pichers of my faimly and
my teacher and a LaPtoP to
keep the Pichers on there. I also
want call of duty four with call
of duty mX3 and call duty black
oPs. I also want Zomiebe land.
from your friend
Greyson Weeks
P/S your the best

Dear Santa Caluse.
Ho. ho, hol Merry Christmasl
My name is Addyson and I've
been pretty good this year. 'i
helped my little caoison with,
her homework. I even say kind
words, to my friends and
teacher. This year I'd love to
have some hunting dogs, Ipad
2. camera. computer, four-
wheeler. DSI games, a case for
my Ipod. a gun. I will take really.
really good care of all thesee
things. And I will set you some
fruit and cookies and also milk
and some water. Oh by the way
Greysen said this to do you do a
diet? Have a great flight Santall
P/S Your the best Santa Clause
Your best friend,
Addyson Smith


Dear Santa Claus.
'Fo. Ho. Hot Merry. Chrisl-
mail Miy name 'is Alyssa'.and I
think I've been a good girl. I
help my mom by washing dish-
es and take a nap. This year I'd
lore a stuffed animal dog. Next
I'd like a Barbie doll two sleep
with on my bed. Last I'd like to
pears pf'outfile. Finally. I'd like
two pears of choec. Thank you
For bing go kind and helpful to
give people so many presents
that they want. I will leave you
ten cookies and milk. chocklate
milk, strawberry milk just for
you. Why do you- live in-the
north pole? Why is it important
to give children presents?
Love Alyssa Cortez

Dear Santa lclaus,
Ho ho hol Merry Chrismasl
My name is Gabby and I think
I've been a very good girl this
year. I help my mom clean the
dishes. This year I'd love a
toady bear so i can sleepoopwhith
it. Next I'd like some books go I
can read them. Last can you
bring me a Barbie with bresses
and shoes, thank you for being
so Generous santa claus. Are
you cold or worm with your
sute? I will leave youhot CoCo?
Love. Gabby Paniagua

Dear Sant Clas.
Ho ho ho mery chrismas my
name is angel and I been a noty
boy this year I want nothing
because I boon a bad boy every
month 3 or 4. I want a airhog
and a rebote and a glidr.
Love. Angel Medina
Dear Santacla.
Ho. Ho. Hot Mery criwmasl
My name' is Kaden. I think I
have Ben a very good Boy this
year I got my dad mail I clean,
mny room. This year I want a
halk eye Blue sky no I can see
up in the sky. Next I want danc-
ing a'ic from happy feet 2 so I
..can: see it dance. Last I want
move mice Becaus they a was
fight. and Is rodofs noe rely red
What is it like at the north pole.
Love. Kaden Chapman

Dear Santa Clous.
ho ho holl Morry Christmasl
my name is Carolina and I think
I've bee a very good girl this
year I help my mom clean our
houses and even share my ear-
asser a find at school. I would
love to have a computer so that
I can play play with it to next id
like to have a barbie doll so i can
play with her hair. Last I would
like to blak horse. Thank you
for being so kind Santall I will
love you towcookien and mikl
just for you. how do you like it
and the North pole? how do it
look in the Northpole?
Love. Carolina Torres

Dear Santa Claus.
Ho ho hol Merry Christmas
my name is alison I think I've
been a very goodf girl this year.
I helped my mom. this year Id
like a figet friend next I want
thorbee soothing spa. Last I
would like a pet rabbit, thank
you for being so kind. I will lea
you four cookies and a glass of
milkjust for you. doe Rudolph
really have a Red nose? how do
you make presents?
Love. Alison Schultz

Dear Santa Claus.
Ho. Ho. Ho. Merry Christmas
my name is Kaylee and thack
I've been a good grle this year. I
help my mom lin the and sre
my DSI with my sister. Next. 1
want a doll pleas. then. I want at
boll places last how do your rain-
deer fly?
Love Kaylee Ayers

Dear Santa.
Ho Ho merry crismac my
name is Elijah and I think Ive
been a very good boy this year I
was good by doing dish and ve
bien good dond trash I wan ,a
IPod and a $1.000 dollars. I
want a night suit with every
thing ing it thank you santa for
bing so intelugent i will leave
you some cooks and some strar-
beers milk how do you git all
them priest ,
hem pr love.. Elijah Carltop'

Dear Santa clau.
Hot hot ho Mery Christmas[
SMy name i Adrianna and i
think I've been a very good girl
this year. I help my mom clean
our house and do favors for my
mom. This year I'de want for
Christmas is a pink walit so I
can put money in. Nextl I'de like
to have a teddy Bear so I can
_u' gle owith'it. Last l'de some
money so I can buy something.
Thank you for being so Nice,
santal I will Leav YOU. choklet
chip cookies and milk just for
you sanata I will send you a
Christmas list and are you real.
because I will 'ee you on
Christmas night. when you
come to my house. at night.
S Love. Adrianna Mier

Dear Santa Claus.
Ho, hol Merry christmasl My
name is Joanna and I think I've
been a very good girl this year.
i get my Momic mail and help
pick up trash. This year I'd love
to have makeup so I. can show
my sister how to put it onl Next.
I'd like to have art so i can draw
pictures, of my family. Last,
would you please bring, me
clothes for it canr go with my
makeup.-Thank you for being
go nice Santall I will leave you
some cookie and milk. How do
you go around the world at
.night? Is it cold at the North
Love. Joanna Mier

Dear santa claus,
Ho. Ho. Hol, Merry Christ-
macs My name is Liliana and
I've been a very good girl this
year. I help my mom .eln up,
This year I'd love to have a Wii.
Next I want to play it, last I
want a. lap top to play games;
.Sant you are pllit. Thank you
for bring so kind.cantol I will
love you elevenenth cooking
and >milk just for you. Howv
many rain dear. do you have.
why do you have print.
Love. Liliana Campos

Dear santa claus.
Ho.ho.hol merry crristmais
My name is Triniteeoo and i thank
Ive boon a very good Girl this
year. I help my brother clean
the room and I sher my candy
with my butry. This year I'd
Love to have a barbie doll so
that I can brush her hair and
have a car for her to drive in.
Next. i'd Like to have real money
so I can give my mon some.
Last. I would Like a dog and cat.
thank you for being so nice.
santal I will Leave you a cookies
and milk just for you. How do
you make presence is it fun in
the North pole
Love. Trinitoo Smith

Dear santa claus
Ho ho hol merry christmasl
My name is Mirolla and I think'
I've boon a very good girl this
year. I help my mom plant flow-
ers and I share things with
friends. This year I.d like a
toddy boar because I will have
somebody who to sleop. Next I.d
like to have a Dsi because they
take pictures. :Last would you
please bring me some books
thank you for being so nice
gantal I will leave you two'
cookies and milk just for you.
how could you go around the
world at one day canta? do you
like christmas books? because I

Love, Mirella Torres

Dear Sato cloas.
ho. ho. hol merry christmas!
my name is Adroin and I,think
I'v been a very good boy I won't
a phone for christmas so I can
call my mom while she is at
work. Next I want some puppies
to play with theme. last I want
a game to play I will live you
some melk and cooks. is
roodoph nose wrilly red do you
live in the Noth pole. how many
rain deer do you have?
Love. Adrein Brown

Dear Santa Clause..
Ho. Ho. Hol Merry Christ-
rmas My name is Alexis. I think
I been a good boy this year. I
help my sister reach high stuff.
This year I'd want a Xbox then I
can play with my family. Next,
can you bring gold than I can
buy stuff for my family. last I
wont a phone then I can call my.
family. Does Rudof have a red
nose. Is it easy to give every
people in all of the cities in the
whole wiidorId? B.-i i;,,
.,.Loe Alayiitiavallre-iMWigof@>

Dear qanta claus,
Ho, Ho. Ho. my name is
Sustain and I think i been a very
good boy this year. I help my
Dad take out the trash and be
good to my froand. This year I
whod love to have iPad so I can
read la I would love to have a
walet so I can put money in it
Thak you so much santa I will
leve you two dolersjurt for you
how deoo reinders fly? Santa do
you get bunnys.
Love Austin Barker

Dear gantaclaus.
Ho Ho Ho merry chrismas my
name is Jeremiah and i think
I've boon a very good boy .this
year. I help I help my dad len
the truck and shar my chip with
my sister. This year I.ve won't
Gold bocas I can buy stufo next
I will buy a snack Last i wont a
DS game santa. I will geve you
fory cooks and mike just for
you. How do ullu deliver prennot.
Is it fun in tt alorth Pole?
Love, Jeremiah Herrera

dear santnta
hol hol hol mery crismis my
name is Jacob i think i have
boon a good boy this year help-
ing a lot. first i want a walit and
nest i want a xbox live and last i
want a toy.
Love. Jacob Garrigon

Dear Santa.
I luf yew.
miss u.

Dear Santa.
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Heoug antc
Rodoff is he I
I hope he is
helping you r

Dear Santa Claus.
How are you? Are your rein-
door good at flying? Are you,
real? Are you coming to my
house to leave my presents? I
beon good at school but in home
I didn't boon good but I will try
my best for being good. These
are the things I want. I want a
Ipod, a barbie house and a dog
for a pet. I love christmas.
Your friend.
Mirella Sanchez-Roeyo

Dear Santa Claus
How is rutooff the reindeer?
Are your elf' working hard? I
boon good by helping my mom
doing chores and I pick up
trash. What I want for christ-
maN is a nintendo dsi a now-
super mario bros. game to. And
a: boe-boo gLn. last a remote
control car. Happy marry
your friend.
Juan Martinez-Enri4uez

Dear santa claus
Hall "How are you doing in the
north north pool are you giving
present to the little kids that are
doing good like me and my
i'wot A hilcotr. I friend lik Juan hey santa i'm
doing good in school I hope I git
Roy Gaona in' A+ in' hiy 'bonech mark test
today or tamarow. and I hope I
.: go to the, AR party hey santa I
BoX. want a Ipad. and a gold neck-
Love. Carlos Flores leess a watch to soo what time is
it 'do you now that' you are a
good mal'that is ciruas and that
is ~nice to diffrint people santa I
like;'nairie chrigmits mairio
Ahrismifts is riy best holiday
4r W van thow cit: don't snol like
snow is cool cus you git to slide
nnidis in:the snow and you git to play
snow ball fight. and I don't
youshuly play snow ball fight
au. s and you can fool:the snow that
a Claus how it white and cold. and if you were
being bad or good. in mishagin it will be cold.
good. are the elf mairie criimii.
nake toys because gyour-friend Pablo Irachota

I want toys. I have been good
sometimes but I will be more.
good I wont get in trable any
more. Do you no what I awant I
want a iPod and little pet shops
and any other animals too you
are nice sante claus because you
buy us stuff.
Your friend Marissa Valdez

Dear Santa Clause.
Chigmag is my favite holi-
day. How are your rainbeors'
and your elfs doing. My favite
rainbher iiR*b'of th'irdd noise
rainbeer. How-is mrs. Clausp
doing? Are the eofc wor~ng
hard? I hope they are working
hard for chrismasl I have boon a:
good girl. A very good girl but I
was notty some times I wanted
to tell you so I don't gotin trou-
ble and you can give me pres-
ento. May I have a phone, a big
Ipad, a ranideer and a elf toy. A
toy of you. and your wife, and a
trurser box. And paint and a
enormus toy. I like Chrismas. It
is a fun holiday. My family like
Your Friend. Zyanri Parker
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Dear Santa,
Heyl .anta how are your
elfs? 'How are you? How are
your reindeer? I have booen
good., I have been awesome. My
sister has been good. Can I
please have SKY LANDERS can
I ploase,have slink the dog.
Santa are you Awesomel
NYour friend, Sean Souther

Dear Santa Clausc
Hoey How are you and your
elf' doing? 'Oh and you
9jdeq nd yoJ:le Howa s
misses eaus doing? How are
your toys at work. I have been
awesome this year my room is.
clean and every thing. Also I
helped my mom and dad get
Christmas stuf down from the
atic. Here -are ome things: I
please want you to please bring
me. I please want a desk'for my
room. Also I please want some
high heels' Also please want
come make up. I like Christmas
boacaueo you come to see me.
And you get my prgeents.
SYour friend,. Ahlyn Willis

Dear Santa Claus.
How is Rodof? Are the olfs
being good? How is Mrs. Claus
-is she warring you out. I have
bin bad but I will be good the
rest of December. I am going to
Sproomis that Santa. This year I
want a skatbored. holmont.
knoopads. and olbopads a pot
rodrillr and PlayDoh and a
stuff Shar this year. You are
the best Sant Nick so is Mrs.
Your.friend. Samuel Calvillo

Dear Santa Claus,
"Hi" Santa Claus how are
your elf.s raindoers, and Rodof
and mrs. Claus? I hope you
have a good Christmas. I have
ben good the past days and so
has my cusins but I don't think
my brothers have. I would like a
iPod touch: a skate board, and
Qtompoz or a whole buch of nail
polish. Thank you. I hope you
and Mrs. Claus have a great
Your Friend, Siorra Holvoy

Dear Santa Claus
'Hollow Santa Claus how are
you doing? How are your roin-
doors doing? how is you elf
doing? I have boon god this
year. Even at home I have boon
and at very place I go I have
been' good. for Chrismas I want
a scooter a x box 360 and a
roeolor. Merry Chrismas and a
skake bordf.
your frond. Saul Guijon

Dear Santa
Hay' Santa how are you doing
is, rudof doing ok is Mrs. claws
doing good are the elfs doing ok
and how are you? I have boon
good on chrismas and I will be
good next chrigmas and januw-
ory fobuwery march and the
other month I want a nontendo
3DS and mario cart 7 3D and a
air hog fly crane and a be by
gun and coins and knifo. you
are the best Santa in world.
your frond. Clay Hancock

Dear Sant Claus,
Hay Sanntal How are you
doing or reindeer? I be good and
I never pol my card I love you
Ranf Way are you doing! I want
for Krismic I want a, I pod tuch
thor songs and to play game.
Happo krismug ho ho ho ...
: Your fried, Pilar Gaona

Dear Santa Clase
How is Roodaf doing loading
Sthe slod? Did'you know my
mom's horse to name Dancer
and I have an elf on the shelf
his name is rod. This year I
have boon good becas I gave my
brother his prozint and I raped it
my self. Fore chrigmae I want a
coat cart, and X box 360, and a
plan that has a camera on it. Hox
bugs, puppy's. kittin's, a Roodaf
toy. shooter. glagsi whit a case
and straps, a ipad, molconroll
car, forwelor becag mine brock.
Your are the best so is miss
Your friend Cason Gough

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Dear 9anta Claus.
Hi fanta how are things at
the north pole? Have you taken
care of the reindeer? Hows Mrs.
Claus?' I have been notty but
before and after I'll be good all of
the rest of the time till another
Christmas. This year I want a
phone and a laptop like my sis-
ter and I want a fish and a good
Christmas. Thank you for mak-
ing 'toys every year for
Your friend Hayden Galvanr

Dear Santa Claus.
-How are your reindeer? I
hope they are good. your olfs
are proboby working so hard. I
have been good. I have never
fighted some body. I would
never do that. Then I would be
routy. I want a x box 360 for
Christmas. and a motorcycle. I
hope that is not to much to ask.
that is all I want. You are awe-
some. ,anta you could be the
best forever.
Your freind Joseph Hamilton

"Hey" How is red noons going
happy chrimas sant I love sent
claus so much. I was so good I
oeby my mom, dad. uncle
grandfather and grandmother to.
And even you to even I don't see
you. I thank you now that it is
chrismas coud I get my present
now I can tell you wait I a x box
360 and a way. youi are asim
sent claus and a x box cnect.
your friend Andrew -t. Fort

Dear Ranta Claus.
gant how are your reideer
doing I hope they are doing
good if they are doing bad if
they are doing bad i am so so
care. one day I did bad and I
never git on yellow or blow or
red beale I git on parloe or
green. I wish for sant and a x
box knekt and a new der disk
becous mine brok becous I omst
I mit omst cote a big fish it was
a shark and a iPod. I Love You
Santa Clous.
Your find Johan Ramierz

Dear fanta Clays.
How is rood off and the oth-
ars doing and How are the elfs
doing and How are you and
Mrs. Clase doing. I have bone
good a lot or a little I don't now
you haft to tell me if i been
good. Santa can you get me a
goeart and iPad tuch or D
Came like Oinkaliskes. r means
you santa and i Hope you bring
Mrs. Close I cant What.
Your Friend.
Courtney Vickers


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Dear anta,
I hope I see you but you have
__.. a lot of pransents to deliver to
rS. people. fanta I want want
Hi rod erfone for my game for my
Him ro game and you have a good
Juan Molina

Dear fanta,
fanta can you surprise me to
bring me a other bird ,so my
other bird can play with her?
can you 'surprise my mom to
bring her new suits for herjob?
I rele want a present. I want a
girl bird forreal? Do you Canta
live in the north Pole? He will
surprise us so we can play with
stuff he brings us. He makes us
happy. fanta I want a bird so I
can trane it to talk and get on
your finger. It will say Hi. I love
lots of birds or lots of pets.
-anta is rel. I love lots and more
pets. Cna you surprise me and all
my family to bring us lots of
stuff that we don't have and
donate it to the people who
don't have food? Ranta I'have.
been good.
Love Angelica'

Dear fanta.
I would like a special bait
because when the fish start to
spawn it will be a 12 pound
bass. This means we will be
catching bass left and right as

Etan in fish Heaven

Love. Ethan

Dear -anta.
I, want a !port, Gun and I.
Want a 9kate Board also I want
my Family To have a good
Christmas. I got some Milk and;
cookies. For I want my grande
To get Better.
Love. Luis Vasquez

Dear 9ianta.
SI waint a Bratz doll and
microphone. love santa kiss.
from. Heather

Dear fanta.
My name is* .onia. I have
been a good kid. I know you
sent my presents. How do your
reindeer's fly? I can't wait for
christmas. I want my brother to
have some now baby toy's. Mt
mom wants hearings and a neck-
lice with a bracelice. I want a
pass wordjournil and a m pee
tree Player. My sister wants a
doodle boar and a ds.

Dear Qanma,
I ,hope You have a great time
delivering Presents to The boys
and girls. I know you enjoy eat-
* ing all those cookies and those
glasses of milk. Do. you get
dusty going down!those chim-
heas? I wonder if you see peo-
ple in the middle of the night? i
wonder if you are going to bring
me an, iPod? If you are not
bringing me. an iPod. i would
like a pair of bootsA i hope You
have a Merry Christmas.
Your friend; Khloe' mith

Dear arita.
SI would like for you to bring
some presents for my mommy
and daddy. And I would like a
stunt police it is a bb gun. I
would like 2 mot control tanks
for 'me and my daddy to play
together. My mom wants, some
sheets and a new bed. whe was
good all year.
Love, Codee

Dear fanrta.

I hope you have a very good
year. All of the boy's and girl's
are waiting for you to bring
some presents. Can you name
all of your raindeers? Will you
surprise me with presents that
you think I like?
love your friend, Abby

Dear fanta.
I don't want anything for
Christmas. Ijust want my love-
ly family because My family is
sweet to me. Love Qanta
your nice friend. Lillie

Dear 'anta.
I hope you are not to busy
'Because me and my momy and
dady and my bubba and my sis-
tor all want presents. I would
like a presents like a 3DP and
some brbeys doll. My momy
would like her baby to be
happy; My dady would like New
shoes and some New shirts and
some New pants. My bubba
would like Kinect and a wii and
an x box 360. My sister would
like some makeup.

Love. Monia Love. Iliana

Dear .anta.
All I want for christmas in a
great dane. and a robotic bapy
sitter, a dirt bike. rifle. I pod.
Can you tell me all your rein-
deer names? I hope I'm on the
nice list. Can you please give
me a bible holder? Thanks for
all the presently
Kaden Bryan

Dear fanta.
I hope you L a wonder
winter because I want a ipad2 and
a Desk computer i would asked
something that you are the best
santa claus 'in the world.
AAAAA who is that it -anta
Claus stand up every body its
christmas mom and Dad ya it a
wonderful Christmas lets go to
yor friend. Julisa Gomez

Dear Qanta.
What I want for Christmas is
Doodle Boars; shoes (High
Heels). Webkin, Art set. pink
clothes and Itouch. I hope you
have a very merry christmas.
I've been verry good this year.
The reason I want an Itouch is

because my best frc
an Itouch.

Dear ,anta.
How much thing
have in your bag?
,is a soft bed becau
hurts so much for
hard and Because
so nice. My Mom s
present to because s
hard. Che would v
ipad so she could do
like talk to her sister

Dear fanta.

Dear ganta,
Do you like makirig toys? In
it very easy to get into houses?
Could you pleae' get me a -xylo-
phone abd a remote control car
plus a bbard garne of bloku. it's
spelled wrong ifts siposed to
be' spelled like this'block you
but that's how itW's pulled. I also
want a Magi-Nation movie. but
it has to be ne and one more
thing I want a'lego of Harry
Love. David'Orta

Dear 9anta.'
I always'wanted to go to the
North Pole'rand tfd Christmas I
always wanted game for my
Present. I al4ayR wanted
money for my -Proeent and I
always waarited a Pit bull for my
SYour friend. Rojer

Dear fanta.
I waif a pogotfick for
Christmas and a motrsickle for
Chriitmas and a puppy a big
pool. a car. a boat. a fishingpolo
and a xbox 360.

eind Pan ha '
Dear fania.
Love, Lahna I want a Pirates ofthe car-
riboan. lifocaver. spy net wach,
heoss truck, all of the Pirates of
s boow you the Cartibean movies head
What I want bands. Tho'best' pair' of two
ise my neck foam riunchulck. two foam
working so swords
I have been your friend. Andon Whaley
should get a
the works so Dear Qaila.
vant a new Last year one thi"g I got was a
some thing sewing machine. But this year I
r. want a nintendo, games. 3Ds.
rom. Miguel 3Ds games, furrysocks. a bike
that is pink and. black, a dress
that is pink. with pink dress up.
shoes.jewelry to go.in myjew-
aery box, my stocking to. be
fulled up with candy. The series
of June B Jones, a case to keeP'
the 3ds in. horse calendar, jack-
eta.. newshoes. snow boots and
make up case. That's all I want
for this Christmas.
From you friend. -Dora antoyo

How are you doing? I hope
you are redy for Christmas.
Christmas is my favrit holiday
and you are my favrit Pirsin. i
wunt a modusikl and a Wii and
a dog. I hope you have a good
Christmas. I wunt a tv and a
radio to. My mom is getting the
love. Joey Mcvay

Dear fanta,
What I want for ChE(W ao..,j
a, 3P with a case to,go.wjth
with it too. A new bike, a scoot,r
or and a barbie doll. A jewelry
box Withjewelry too. Also some
new school clothes and new
school shoes and new socks too.
Dress up clothes with some
dress up shoes and my own
make up too. New books and a
ZuZu pet and a calendar. New
jackets and my stocking filled
up with candy and 'all of the
June B. Jones books. New
blankets and pollows and now
dresses and boots.
from. Kaylie Grice

Dear Ianta,
How are you doing Qanta?
What. I what for Christmas is a
bike and a pair ofshoes. I would
like :them black and pink and
green. I would like my bike red
and yellow. I would like a move
that is funny one it is called the
Dusty. Then I would like some
sfekalimcort'play sMtblhviton&di
rottrotSRtiie l ininB wot'-
I.4 hA gqve.. Mollie-O'Bryan

Dear Qanta.
For Chrismas I want a DOI
and movie. The movise.that I
want, are Spooky Budys and
that's all of the movies that. I,
want and I want a five Dollar for
chrismas to fanta.
Briana Hernandez

Dear ganta. ;
I want a airplane that has a
remote control. And a real dog
and a nancar. -
Garrett Hilfabidel
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Dear fanta.
Would you bring me some
presents like a toy car and a toy
motorcycle and a bike? thank to
santa I am having a great time.
I. like Christmas because you
get presents.
Oscar Cambray

Dear Qanta.
My name is Damien I want a
Made Blade. Made Brand Now
for christmas and I want a
Puppy. Pit Bull and a Box of
Love. Damien Johnston

Dear Qanta.
I want'a Dsi for Christmas in
my house and a hot wools car
for Christmas. And the gifts
and some video games for my
DOI for christmas. Now I want a
nerf for christmas. Now I want
a car for my Dad. I want a star
war ride game for Christmas.
from your friend. Luis-.antiago

Dear fanta;
Have you elves been good? I
made you cookies. my christ-
mas tree is small, but you can
see it because it will have
lights. I want a mp three player
and a green lantrnjet and a toy
and puppy.
Love, Kolby

Dear ganta,
Hi Qanta, what are you
doing? I' never been to The
North Pole. I Bet It is cold their.
so how are The Eif are they
behave. so what does it look like
at the North Pole. I know It
snow their so tell me some
thing else about the North Pole.
this is what I want for
Christmas I want a Barbie Doll
and a Bares that I can corld.
from. Eliana Enriquez

Dear fanta.
I want a' DQi for Christmas.
and dachshund well can it be a
puppy jewelry, makeup new
clothes dress tights well it has
fo fit. I want a new car it is call
p3 cruiser and the color is red
and black and I want a reindeer
that can fly. Plus I want a fluff
Raddit. I want Buzz litght year
Jessey Woody Bullseoe Clinky.
A biger house color is green and
yellow with a under ground pool
the inside beautiful blue. A
pedicure ard one for Mrs.
Roberts. A lot of money like
1.000. I don't need all of this
but at lost som of it ok fanta
Claus. Just a cupol more thin
an*6ta Claus. I want -things, that
I never.had that is it Qanta:
Love, Rose Tavarez

Dear fanta.
I'm Jasmine Navarro writing
to you I hope I'm not on your
naughty list. I hope to be on the
good list. I have try all year long
to be good even though some
times I getin trouble. All year I
was thinking how do you get in
side my house if I don't have a
chimney? Just to make sure I
will leave the door open honing
a strangerr would not come in
my house. When you walk in
the cookies and milk will be
next to the tree but the real
reason I was writing to you is to
lot you know what I really want
this year for chrismas is two lit-
tie things. is an ipod and guitar
and well one more little thing to
get to 'meet Roudoph and the
rest of your reindeer. Well'then
santa I hope you get my letter
and you can get me at least one
of my things I want. pa Tell
Mrs. 'claus to have a Merry
chrismus and a Happy New year
oh and you too fanta. oh and
bring something for my little sis-
ter valerie. Thank you and
Your friend. Jasmine Navarro

Dear fanta.
I hope you have a good time
delivering Presents to good
boys and girls. And I hope you
love refreshments of cookies.
And I Love your Pink cheeks
Puff out when you grin and
your stomach 'Jiggles like a
bowl ofJello. I hope you bring a
guitar If you don't then I want a
Laptop. Merry christmas to all.
Your friend, Aleigh Galvan

Dear ganta.
All I want is a transformer
toy. I want five of them. If you
don't give me a transformer toy
then instead I want a laptop.
Your friend. Khalid Lgmori

Dear fanta.
I would like a wii or a shirt. I
think you like to give gift to
boys and girls and hiding your
sled all around the world and
going down those chimneys and
giving ash on your suit and
being very quiet so you won't
awake the children and carrying
that big sack of toy. Have a
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Dear Santa.
Is it really true that you could
go to the mall and not work at
your workshop? Is it true you
pass out toys by yourself? Do
you know I'm your fan? I'm
wondering if Iv'e been good
because if I am I would like a
DQ, or if I can't have it I would
like my prayer to be answered. I
love Christmas not because of
presents because of Jesus. I
love all the decorations. I love
the trees I love everything about
Christmas. Happy Holidays and
Your Friend. Evelize Quitana

Dear Santa.
I want a Baribe house if you
cant get me it I want One outfit
for school. I wonder how many
days does it take you to deliver
all those present.
Your friend. Brianna Downey

Dear Santa.
Hlow nice of you to give pres-
ents to everyone. For Christmas
I want a D.c. I also want a
scooter and a toy car. Merry.
Your friend. Christopher Leal

DearEanta. .
I've been trying at be a good
bo. I realyreally want a Car's
2 for the xdox 360 food for all
the kids and happynes for my
whole family
SYour freind. Isacc Badillo

Dear anta.
Do you really use magic inst-
ed of going down the chimney I
hope you do cause I have no
chimney. What do you give the
bad children? I want a bicycle if
you can't aford that I will want
a book of all your adventrus.
When you go down chimneys do
you see spiders. and spider silk.
When were you born? I wish I'
could. meet. you and your rain-
doer" viav' you 'ver seei; a kid
or ,an adolt. while giving pres-
Your freind,
Emanuel Rodriguez

Dear aanta.
I have been a nice little girl
this year for Christmas. A quis-
tion that I want to ask you sanrta
is do you get full when you eat
cookies? Another question That
I what to ask you is. do your
pretty red suit get dirty when
you climb down chimneys, and
are: your elfs good during
Chritmas time. What I have
not een before is snow. What, I
would like for Christmas is a
four wheeler. If I can't get a four
wheeler I want a; bike. And
that's really all I want from you
Qata because rg treQ is already
full of gifts for me.
Your friend. Azavie Calhoun

Dear 'anta.
SI want for chrisnas a notepad
and PQP ano1 a 1-pod or some
nice shoes or a toy. I have baked
some cookies. 1 hope you like it;
I hope you stop by my house.
Your friend. Ashley qolis

Dear Santa.
I hope you like my sugar
cookies. I would like a pojo stick
and a new house.
Your friend. Arika Perez

Dear Santa.
I want a transformers toy or
a D9 and I know you do lots and
lots of work. Have a good day
giving presents.
Your friend. Umar Guerrero

Dear Santa.
Can you Please bring me a
new computer and if you cant
that's ok or you can bring me a
new bike but can you bring me
a bora bike and I can be happy
for the rest of christmas thank
you ganta. I Love you.
Your friend. Camia Holley

Dear Santa.
Hi. anta my "name is
Cassandra How are you doing? I
am Doing real good just here
waiting for this christmas to get
here. I'm so happy. My wish for
this christmas is for all the boys
and girls to get there presents
so they can be happy. I know
that you are a very nice person.
and that you will make my wish
come true. Thanks for being so
nice. 'Il leave the cookies and
milk out for you.
Your friend Cassandra Jaimes

Dear ,anta.
I hope you will have a good
day giving presents to boys and
girls. I am a good girl and I try
to have A, E honor roll in every
subject in school. I try'to be a
good girl by listening and fol-
lowing directions everyday in
class. If you don't mind I would
like the new Harry Potter movie
fqr Christmas. Thank you very
Your firend.. Crystal Wingate



Dear anta.
I want all my teeth. And my
sores to go away. i want a fake
dog from north carolina. A paja-
mas for my baby. A cover. A
free frosty snow cone. Anda:
bow. And go to cracker barrel.
And a hot chocolate.,
SLove. Maritza Mondragon

Dear Eanta.
What I want for cristmas is a
nintendo ds. My mom and dad
can not afford to buy me one
because my dad is not working
a lot. I never had one before. If
you can't give me one that's
okay.. I know you have a lot of
kids to give presents to. so just
Give me whatever you can.
Thank you. Christopher Rosa

Dear Eanta.
How are you doin with your
elfs? Santa Are you real and'
can you please buy 'me a bike
for christmas? Please don't for-
get to bring my little sisters 'a
present. It would be very nice if
my mom and dad received a gift
as well. I hope I have the chance
to meet you..
Tomas Hernandez

Dear Santa.
I wish that I got a easy bake
for christmas. And I will make
cookies on the table for you.
And I wish that I got a bike for
christmas. For my sister easy
bake for my sister an a new
bike for her. And I want a baby
dall for christmas. and a new
backpack and. for my brother a
xbox 360.
from. Kimberley Estrada

Dear ganta.
last Christmas I got ervey
thing. I want from my
Christmas list. So I hope I get
what I want this year for my
Christmas list this is what I put
on my list. first I wished for a
toy doll, second whole collection
of fancy nancy books. third I
wished for a point kit. I hope it
snows on Christmas day.
love. Karina Valader

Dear Santa.
I want a ribix cube a golf set
and a D.g. Thank you' anta .
Carter Birge

Dear Santa.
Hoe. How busy are you a id
your elfe up there. in North,
Pole? I have been good this
year. I've been 'getting good
grades. I've been doing what
I've been to do;: loA cold is it up
there. here its' chilly?. How
bright is Rudolph's nose? I wan t;
a lot of presents. such eas
clothes. electronics devices. Soee
you on Christmian "Eve. iahd
remember to bring me mny pres-
ents.' please. ee you liter.
:ineoriy. Cecilia Alvarez

Dear anta.
This'year is a mew year. I
can't wait intil chriinmas. for
christmas the most thing I want
is rollerskees. I hope you give
me more presents. On chrimas I
hope'I it nows:n but it :never
snowns any ways. Since you
give the whole world presents
and when you come t': my
house them will be a present on'
the table. Merry Chrismas
Santa Claus. : ,
S Valerie Martinez

Dear Santa. '
What are you doing santa
ar the elfs helping you. I wish
you can bring me ajaket and a
hello kitty shirt and a ds. :
Stephanie Porez

Dear Eitea.
I Have been a god kid; May;:
you: brang me presents. If you'
db this is~wati won't bike: a.
Phone and celothse sh o slw id
mpsdirtI bilfUewatei. And that
is it -' '
from. Jaearei Jones

Dear Santa.
Your the bstf person in the
whole world. What I want for
christmas Is.... a hair designer
for kids. My sister is funny. So
when I asked her what she
wanted she said: I want a mil-
lion dollars. I think I know what
my brother wants for christ-
mas. He wants a toy gun. My
mom wants a ear for christmas.
My dad wants fishing items. I
want to give my aunt candles
because shIe loves candles. I
want to give my uncle an old
fashion gun because he always
wanted one.
Amey Moralez

Dear S nta.
For citmas I'll like a Bike. A
dog. A puppy.
Guillermo Ramos

Dear Sanitiia ''. "-- ,
I want you to give me a toy
for me in what are you'doing ip'
in The Poler are you happy are
you ding or a house I want to
tell you something That please
say too my mom to by us toy
and clothes or a latop with her
Money Thanks and' too Thank
you for kldoing Chrismis.
L-zet Vargas

Dear Santa.
I want a motor scoter and a
mp3 player.: I want an Ipod and
makeup. Then I want a baby
doll and my very on kichen.. I
want a tent and a Jump rope. I
want a Light.upgo yo and oasy
bake oven. I will Leave ou
some cooke and milk.
Trenitg Morales


Dear ganta.
I want a sister and I would
like it to snow in Florida.
Because it is some times a little
hot over in Florida. and I would
also like a bob gun. I would love
to go to the Northpole and see
hoiw cold it is. I bet it is frezoing
over there and I want a wii and
a udraw and a Ipad and a Ipod. I
bet there is a bunch of joy over
there at the North Pole. If the
elves are being good and doing
what you say tell them that I
said "thank you." Also tell the
reindeer that I said "thank you
to." I would want one more
thing. I want my ear to feel bet-
ter and I also want you to come
to Florida. Then you will get to
come to my house.
Your:friend. Annalise Terrell

Dear Eanta.
Qanta can you please get me
a bike and a modrrskooter.
Santa and I want to see how the
elf are doing. I hope there doing
great and you are doing to. And
I can't wait until Christmas and
Holidays are fun to. And I know
this elf knows if you are
nauglity or nice. And Santa I
Lov you you Love us and we all
Love you so much.
". Ariyaana Leger.

Dear Eanta,
I want a happy family for
Christmas and the whole family
to because I love my family. Do
you have fun delivering pres-
ent? I want a bike, and games
and clothes for Christmas.a lot
that's my favorite holiday.
Love, Brianna O'bryan

Dear Santa: *
I wish t could snow in florda
because it is hot. I would want a
viedo Game. I would want a
Pool., I would -want a hokey
.thank you, Adan Gonzalez

Dear Santa.
What I want for Christmas 'is
a Barbie doll and a necklace it
don't mater what kind it is. I
want a new dark brown boots
and 5 dollars. Another thing I
want -for Christmas is some
. Erica Aguilar

AHow dro your doing with 'elfs
and the reindeer? How many
elfs are thar? I want a samuri
sword and Captain America dise
launching shield and nunchuck
Sand throwing stars and a gray
and blue bike and a wii.
love. Hunte Wayne-Atchleyg

Dear ,anta
I would -like a computer that
can go to anything I want it to,
go. I would also like a journal.
art supplies, stickers; princess
castle that comes with pretty
SLove. Cristina Ealdana

Dear Santa.
S I want a Barbie hair exten-
sins and dresses and a angel
that lights up and a toy girl car
that works and a shirt and
pants and some bathingsuits for
SLove.. Petra Gaitan

Dear ~anta.
How are you doing' anta?
For Christmas I want a nice
teacher and I want to see you. I
want to be a teacher. I want to
pass every grade, I want a elf. I
want a snack every Day. I
believe in you Santa.
Your friend, Yayoua Vang

Dear Santa.
Santa I wot to see how the elf
are dowean I wot to have a Ipad
arid a rottweiller and a Pet
love: Tyler Bergens

Dear Canta.
Ir want a romot control car it
has to be a mustang and how
adout a bike mongoose. How are
you doing because the bike is
really heavy because my friend
has one I tryed to pick it up but
he said no. He left and I picked
it up. I fell so watch out.
Your friend. Jose Fernandez

Dear Qanta.
What I want for Christmas is
a D9 I want the color to be pink
and blake. I want a black and
white puppy. I want newjewel-
ry. makeup new clothes pretty
dresses and tights. I want a new
car it is goiging to be a p3 cruis-'.
er and the color is red and black
and I want a reindeer and it
could fly. Plus I want a fluffy-
rabbit. I want Buzz light year
Jessey Woody Bullseye slinky.
a bigger house color is green
and yellow with a underground
pool a beautiful blue. A new
pedicure and a new bedroom
and a new pencil and eraser.
love. Zaria Davila

'Dear ganta.
I want a cool white Dgi for
christmas. I want The Daphan
felloww pet to I ber' hoping to
have three husky Dog's to pleso
give me A wii and Lots of games
for The wii and I wish I hade
lots of more presents.'
Jose Torres

Dear Santa.
I want candy, bike. money.
nail polish, erasers. clothes.
shoes, stikers, hair bands.
Barbie doll. colloring book.
makeup, toy dog.jacket. puzzle.
case for glasses, supplies.
socks, bookmarks.
your friend. Gabby Garcia

Mrs. 1


Dear Santa.
How are your reindeer? for
Christmas I want a Playstationi
a Qkateboard. Some wrestling
toys, clothes, and shoes.
Thank You, Antonio

MiRg i


Dear Santa.
I have been good girl this
year and Santa may I please
have a karaoke-machine. Eanta
can you get my dad something
-nice for Christmas. The last
thing I want is for all the people
I know to haye a grate
Love. Liliana Plata

Dear Santa.
I want a bike that looked like a
dart bike. I want a spechul pres-
ent for my mom and that is
post to be a neckles Than for
my tia a spisal neckles. Then
for my tio David a psp and for
me a Xbox 360 Santa how cold
is it? tell'your elfs I said hi
2anta I frogot have a good
chiremas santa. love you
Love. Abel Luna Jr.

Dear Santa.
I want a puppie for christmas
for my dog Louie will have a
friend to play with. Please. my
dog needs a friend. I'll try my
best to be on the good list. I'll do
my homework when I get off of
school. And thank you for the
wonderful christmas last chrigt-
ma. I love you Santa.
love. Mikey Garcia

Dear Santa.
I would like some stuff for
my friends they want a comput-
er. sandy, micerphone. animals,
pink boots, and a baby cat and a
baby puppy. I am gating a new
room so I need tina hose, flip
flops. and pink booted. I want a
baby cat, baby puppy ., giny pig
and a rabbit. I am going seeing
soon so I need skee cloth, ekees
and a slay. We want a gitare.
Santa will you bring us the ani-
mals first pleas? I am playing
ball so I need soft balls. and
hellmet. Thank you for the pre-
sants santa.
Love. Alyvia Driskell

Dear Santa.
I wish for my mom to get a
new couch. because she want's to
sit on it. What my dad would
like to get for christmas is a
new truck so he can drive. I
would like to get for Christmas
is a Dsi. What my sister Erica

S would like for Christmas is Nike
Dear qanta,; hose. My brother Carlos is a
How are you? I wonder what volleyball player .o I think he
toys are you making today? did would like for Christmas is a
you know that I like to eat? ball. What Maridel would like
What type of food do you like to for Christmas is a ipod. and my
eat? Did you know that I like to sister Veronica would like is a
play games? What type of nice puree. My sister. Alma
things do you like to do? This would like is a new phone.
year I'm thankful for my fami- Marissa Deloera
ly food. and frin .his r r -
Iwant a green later mask and Dear Eanta,
ring toy. a transformer toy, and How are you doing? I hope
a lego Iron man. The thing I you by me a puppy fur
want most is for it to snow in Christmas and I will set out
Florida. I hope to see you on cookies and milk for you santa
Christmas. k-........ ..i.. iL ..-i.-I ,-

Love. Darius Young

Dear Qanta.
I want a popcorn maker to
make lots of popcorn. I like the
sound. Popl tanta plose let my
friends, family. teachers to have
a great christmas. I love my
friend Nia and I hope we will be
best friends forever: My friend
and family and teachers mean
everything to me. My friends,
family and teachers are very.
very, very funny and nice and
smart and helpful. ome love to
sing and work. My mom and
family should get something
special. My aunt and mom' want
a ipad. Thank you for the pres-
ents. I hope you don't miss any-
body. Good luck. I
Yesaily Martinez

Dear Qanta.
How are you and the raindoer
and elves and mrs. santa doing?
Is the factory doing well? How
many good and bad kids are
there? How here is whut I
would like for Chrismas... a
train set (mostly of Thomas.) I
would like to have a train set
because It would be fun to share
with my brother and sister. My
on the good list or the bad list?
Is rodoff doing well? Qanta how
cold is it in the north pole? do
you get to play in the Snow?
Love. Logan Reas

Dear Qanta.
I want to have Halo Reach
and cars, toys. and a crismiss
puppy that has a hat a master
truck toy. Qata is the best man
he brings kids toys trucks and
race cars. Thanck you santa you
are the best persin.
Gage Wingo

uc aus~ you mIlanilll Il WUIU Uto
me santa.
Allazae McLeod

Dear Santa,
Could you bring a DP and a'
Playstaision3 and a gameboy
for my cousin Osmar and I will
try to be a good boy and could
You bring diffent toys to Play.
with my brother and cusens and

a game.

Love. Victor Torres

Dear anta.
I wold want a airplane that
has a central and a phoned and
money and a dog too and a bed
too because those thing to I
wanted can make my wish cum
true. I will put coockes out for
Love. Jose Lopez'

Dear Santa,
How are you? What I want
for crimes is a bike, a nerf
gun, a pet dog, a scapord for
crimes and a jakite for
crimes: halos 4) of xbox 360.
Leonel Zapata

Dear Santa.
My name is Malachi Hines.
What I would like for christmas
is a football game and a fishing
game. I Love to play football and
fish. It is my favorite sports. I
Love playing football with my
brothers and cousins. I also love
to go fishing with my family.
This is why I want a football
and fishing game for my
playstation two.
Thank You Qanta.
Malachi Hines

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Dear Santa Clauus.
I ben waiting for you I want
you to come to my house in the
night. I do not have a chimney
so come through my door. How
arc the qlves and you. I wish I
could visit you at the North
pole. Do you have rudolph the
red nose. I forgot to tell you in
the night to leave presents for
all of my Class. I wont a psp and
a remote controlled car.
Playstashone2. have a good
Love. Fernando Rivera

Dear Santa Claus. How are the
raindeer doing good Santa Claus
are the elves doing good even is
mrs. Claus doing good to. but
for Christmas I want a shooting
game even a fighting glov and
a new psp and a nerf gun to.
Manuel Anselmo-*antibane

Dear Santa Claus.
I'm writing you a letter
because its almost Christmas
and is it cold in the North Pole.
Santa Claus I wish you could
bring me the cash regeister
from Bealls Outlet. and some
paint can the color blue for my
swings because my swings are
old and I want it to look new. I
want you to bring my little
brother Daniel a car that the
cars names Ligtning Mcqueen
because he likes cars a lot so he
could race and he could get in it
and I could push him slow
because he's little and can you
bring him a piano. P.5. have a
great Christmas and remember
Ho. Ho. Holll
Your Friend.
Diana Molina-Verdin

Dear Santa claus.
Could you get my brother a
Rhode island rooster, a
dominick rooster to. Could you
get my dogs a fixed pen. Could
you get my sister the puppy at
granma's the one we call Maxy.
Could you get my mom a van
that has seven seats. a tv. plus a
blu-ray player. Last but not least
could you get me and my broth-
er an xbox kineet with con-
trollers. p.s Your awesome.
Sincerely. Trace sockalosky

Dear Santa.
I writing you because it is
Christmas. I was being good for
my Teacher. first. I want a
playstation and a Name
Sanddevess. I want a babegun. i
want a gift for my mom and my
Teacher and for my mom and
Dad. I will oee you Nexe time.
Merry Christmas Santa.
Love. Brjido Armenta

Dear Santa Claus.
I befi waiting for you to come.
Because I want to seo you right
now and how are you and I am
good. I want to see your
Rindeer. Are their good or bad
and I miss you Santa Claus and
I want a computer for
Christmas and have a good Day.
Merry Christmas.
Rincerely. Karina Carmona

Dear Santa.
I am happy to write about you
and I want to tell you that for
Christmas I want a PS2 for my
family and me and happ
Christmas. I was very good so
please bring it.
Love. Emmanuel Cantiago

Dear Santa. I was writing you
because it is getting close to
christmas time again Co I was
hoping I could get a fuw things
from you for me and my family.
First I would like a Panteball
gun. My dad would like have
new games and my mom would
like no more then what she has.
Merry Chritimas.
Ryan Newman

Dear Santa Claus.
It is christmas Santa claus
could you.get me a gift. I want
pajamas that are green. I want
for my brother a blue blaket
that have a fish on it. I want for
my sister a blaket that is pink
with a princess on it. I want for
my uncle for a big blanket that
has a flower on it. I want for my
mom a bird that is blue. I want
for my dad a gun that is gray.
PS. Merry Christmas nanta
Love. Hugo Cruz

Dear Canta Claus.
I am writing because it is
Christmas and I wanted to tell
you what I want for Christmas.
I been verg,kind. First. can you
give me a ipod for my sister
Aracely she wish shw could
have one. Second. can you give
my brother a Laptop because he
wants to get one. Third. can you
give my mom a car. Fourth. can
you give my teacher; stuff for
school that she needs. Next, can
you give gramma a car too.
Then, can you give all my fam-
ily a car. Can you give my dad a
car too. Finily. can you give me
a bike for Christmas. Thanks,
Santa Clause.
Love. Lorena Villa

Dear Santa Claus.
How do you feel at North
pole. First are you real. I want a
present. I want a princess doll. I
would like a bike loo. I have-
four sister and one brother, that
Should like a present too. Canfa
most of all I would like a fluffy
Thank you.
Guadalupe Mendoza

Dear Canta claus;
I want a now computer and I
want a baby brother. I want a
now ipod and a phone. I want a
new princess doll and I want a
new bike. I want all the Junio B.
Jones books and the movie,
Thank you.
Julie Tomas-Lagunas

Dear Santa clows.
I am happy that Christmas is
almost coming to town I wish I
can go visit you at the North
pole. I watch dlot of christmas
movies about you I wish I can
help you at the North polo. I
wish it was Christmas already
so you can bring the Presents.
You are the one that's making
this happen you are the greatest
Cant in the world. I think your
elves are working hard. Oh you
the only thing I want for christ-
mae is for my family to be
happy merry christmas.
Love. Gerardo Molina

Dear ata.
I wanted to ask you how gou
are doing? up in lew Ni
Pole? First. I want o. gto
my SUltor a monkoa sUlfd ent-
mal because ite her fautMto am-
mal. Next. I want you to get m
mom a necklace fth sags #I
mom lhe lovs when we say
that. May you get nm dd a
Kegehain that eage I1 he M1U
it to. If you can get mo a purple
shrit with necklace. Mery
Christmas P. Do not forget
wear ajacket.
Low.Thalka Wehe

Dear Santa Claus.
I love Thanksgiving beeau
we get to eat trukey. I ke
turkey so muh that It makes
my tummy eat more more.
I like presents eo moeh and I
want you to give presents to my
family because my fa y Mkes
presents too and all my frinds
like presents. Pomletmesowen
its my birthday my friends g
me presents too. When Hi my
brothers birthday I Mi to glv
presents to my brother.h It nice
to give presents to friends.
Alma Volaseo4Mareno

Dear Panta.
First I went a bike. next I
went a tuch fning. Finally I
went a Pretty little eat anlmt
take ker of the effs and take ker
too. Santa I live you a ot Do you
live me and tel the offn I said ha
and the raneders I seid hal too
have a great crimes too Do you
like give Presins.
Love. Lux Castito


Dear Panta.
How are your Eves doing?
My teacher said that I was
good. I hope I am on yuW god
list. I want an I pad For my msef.
My Dog Is a Boy so' anm ygo
pleas bring bog elotheo For
him? Morry Christms to gmo
tiei. M~yh Alfai

Dear Santa Claus.
In school Ie' bMen pnItt
good. So can you bring snwa p i
and a play station 3? For my
Family. they would IM a now
big tv. can I also hae a il For
me please. p.s. go are the bsIt
kove. Miaro Marme

Dear Santa Claus.
Helow santa elau hoI a, m
you? I am writing so you know
what I want for Chrisasm". nma
I have an I pod or a new skgat
broad and maybe urt maybe a
bigger bike. oh. my brother
would like something too. he
would like the thing gou Know
the spitorman toy with the
webs. I'm sorry maybe you didt
understand. The spitermna tfo
that you can.put n your hand
and squirt webs. Thank yo
santa elut P.C. I rely want a
I Pod
your friend. Sadle SCoffher

Dear Santa claws.
We hope you earno to ea
school again because mie po
ple have not seen you. Po how
it Me. Claws and the e a
doing over there? eanta cam gy
bring my nephew epidormma
toys and the movies. Oh. I wan'?
an i Pod and a trampulesm. 1
wan't to see your rain door. fow
do you go down our chimney if
we do not have one? Oh... ean I
have Pick sliplprs to? p.s La
Best wishes. Idalia Farnmo

Dear Canta claus.
I have been so good I wIan
a touch phone and an I pad I
want a new car for My mea. I
want clothes for my Baby Stator
and Brother. plasm could you
give me and my IItfle esiter a
puppy. I have a dog but I really
want a cute puppy. Could you
say Hello to Mrs. claus for Me?
Thank you santal P.. I wish
you can be in are school. *

Dear. Canta.

I boon good at schoolall yea,
First. mom wants a baby carri-
er. It's like a thing tha you
carry a baby in. Next. my broth-
or wants a learning geme. t is a
game that you play on a com-
puter. third. I want a PSP.i Pod.
nintendo D.C. Those are games
too. Last. my dad wants aeBeach
chair, and a new cup make It
plastic please. Aldo. my teacher
wants chocolate Bunny thank
you santa. i love you. Merry
Chrismas Pantal Happy
Best Wishes. PStfast
denies inms

Dear lrnC al,
I hes ben a good girt For
irklstAmm. I want my own
msm. Albo I want my owm
melurop sft. And I lkowm what
my family wold Me for bhrit-
mas. ao. for my little lNephew
he wIl wantsee spersa ae e cy
Jaekt because He Ml to be
warm and oey. And for my dad
he wil lcke a new mug because
is mug is old. And for my
enom a coyjJk because she
is sek. And I wan a Iped for
ehristmas. thank you Santa
Claus PS. hope you write back
Love. Carat Marinez

Dear Santa Claus.
I am writing to you because I
see o of lights on houses. Co
I think it's Christmas time. Hey.
I want to toll you some thing.
Im doing good in school. Can
you do me a big favor. AH of my
ly would like something fr
Chritmas. I want an IPhone
and a D.S. and a puppy for
Christmas. My dad would like a
cross nekless. My Mom would
ike a Phone a d slopes. My
stelr would like a stratener My
brother wold like a I phone. My
ltHe brother wold like a littl
toy that makes noise. P.. give
me what I want.
Love. Isabel donalez

Dear Canta.
At school I be have good and
I Just want to toll you what I
want for.ehristmas. I want a
eeny tiny little puppy. I want a
brown puppy with Whte spots
and short hair. I want a puppy
because the dog that I have is
too big. This ta all what I want
because I Urely want this cute
ltle puppy. Thanks Santo.
Love. Daniela Salgado

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
for Christmas I would lilk a
bile. I want an orange bike
because. Ilike that color. Please
can you get me one? Also I
would like to ask. f ygoe would
mind giving my grandnee mag
because. My grandma doesn't
Mt brown. She always wanted
a black mug. Thank gyo sante
for my Ipresents. P.. I MaHy
want to see you
two .
Alibanne Novalh Meumsor

Iear CSen efaus.
SNow are the elOhs dlag I'
hawbin good. I hoheped my
mom with the garden and I
helpe m4my dad lean our oar. I'
waftfa( P1. Mybt bherwqas a
pp M wan Mg
mOm anid and d grawndme
Want a TV. PO WB want yam to
come back to Hiltop lementary
lov. Om.r Oma oes

Doear ianf.
n a good boy and my fang.
h ts good. see you at night ad
I NM Presents.I like when go-
s W *Ro. Ho. Ho. Merry
ChrIstma. I want a skate
board. IPod2 ad a lego
Batman box wit batmann mnd
robin. Thank you for giving me

Estoeban Smihralhme Me am
Dear Sant..
Th on ly thing I get for a
present is clothes. What I realy
want ie a Nintindo 3DS and
gome games for my X box.
Tha all I want. Ok? Can you
sy hollow to Mrs. Claus far
me? Bye Canta. Merry
Your friend. Jess arcla

Dear Santa.
Hnw are thea lives doing? How
are the randor doing? Haw are
you doing? I wont a nerfgun
and afak6e sord anda dirt bike
and a big bounsey ,hps mand a
water bed and, fake gun that,
makes nois. This ia all I wont
for erismao. p.s. rite me back
and el me if am on the good list
From. Joseph 2onehe

Dear Santoa.
Now are the eves and Mrs.
Claus What I want I want for
Chrlstras is Modern Warfare
3. Ift I an :awome game
beoaus my friend told me is
an awomne game. So can you
get me MW37 please Thank
you Santal
Love. Juan Castanon

Dear Santa.
Hi Santa. I want you to give a
sweater to my dog that says My
name Is Lilly. with picture of a
snowman. Can you please Find
a beautiful neelelos for my
mom? A twlght' movie for me.
A bigt Play room me. HannaH.
and Jusrus. And all sorts of
Play thing the Play room. Some
good tools for my dad.
Love. Calin Skipper

Dear Canta claus.
I am writing you because it
will soon be christmas. How is
things at the North Pole? I
would like to know how you
deliver all those presents. I have
boon good all Year long First. I
would like a Logo city set for
my self. Next. I would live a
new car for my mom I wish you
and Mrs. claus a Merry
Christmas and I wish the elves
a merry christmas to and I
would like new Xbox 360
games. new toy and new toy
Love. Austin Alamia

Dear. Canta Claus,
I am writing you because it
will soon be Christmas. How is
everything at the North Pole? I
would like to no how you deliv-
er all those presents. Frist. I
would like a now bike. Because
I haven't had one a long time.
Second, I want a Chihuahua. so
I can have a pet of my own..
Have a Merry Christmas.
Love. Nancy Bruno

Dear Qanta.
I am writing you because it
will soon be christmas. How is
everything at the North Pole.
How do you deliver those
Presents? I have been good all
year. First I would like a new
bike for Christmas, since my
old bike broke. Second, a four
wheeler for my dad Please.
Last. I would like a dirt bike for
my self to ride.
Love. Jacob Coughlin

Dear Santa Claus.
I am writing you because it
will soon be christmas How is
everything at the North Pole? I
would like to know how you
deliver all those presents. I have
been good most of the time. I
want a pair Soft fluffy slippers
for my whole family.
your friend. Yuridia Rojas

Dear Canta Claus.
I am writing you because it
will soon be Christmas. How is
everything ,at the Noth Pole? I
would like to know how you
deliver all those presents. I have
been good all year long. First. I
would like play dough maker for
Christmas pleae.Next. want.a,
star broad please. Then. I want a
wagon please. Last, I want a
Jump house please.
Love. Joshlynn Sanchez

Dear Canta claus.
I am writing you because it
will soon be Christmas. How is
everyone at the North Pole? Is
the trees covered in Snow. Are.
yu there? I know what I want
r Christmas. I want an Ipod
touch I think there cool. Then. I
want a bike to ride to school so
I don't have to walk all the time.
Merry Christmas.
Love Yadira Sanchez-Cruz

Dear Santa Claus.
I am writing you because it will
soon be Christmas. How is
everything at the North Pole? I
would like to know how you
deliver all those presents. I have
been good all year long. First. I
would like a purse to put stuff
in it. Next. I would like a puppy
to play Whith. Last. I would like
make up to look pretty. Thank
Love, Genesis Cilva

Mer ry C ristnmasaw

Dear Santa Claus.
I am writing you because it
will be Christmas. How is over-
thing at North Pole? I want to
know how do You deliver all
those Presents. I have been
good all Year long. First. I want-
ed a 3DS. Second I would want
a Computer Last I Wbuld want a
Nerf gun. Merry Christmas.
Love. Emilio Decantiago

Dear Canta Claus.
I am writing you because it
will soon be Christmas. How is
everything North Pole? I would
like to know how you deliver all
those parents. I have been good
all year long. I want
Gunshooting Game. Thank you
Satta I wish you and everyone
at. the North Pole a Merry
Love. Israel Fernandez

Dear Santa clus.
I am writing you because it
will soon be Christmas. How is
every thing at the North Pole? I
have been good all Year long.
First. I would like to have a flute
for mom because my mom pre-
tends that Che has a flute. Netx
a Xbox 360 because we wani
game to play Last a 3- DSi for
me. Thank you Santa.
Love. Jennifer Garcia

Dear Santa Claus.
I am writing you because it well
soon it be Christmas. How is
everthing in The North Pole? I
would like to now how you been
deliver all those Presents? I
been good all year Long. Is it
cold at The North Pole? I would
like come Shoes that are high
heots. I wear a size 5 and I want
Pink Bow on Them and a I Pod
touch for my mom and We
never had one Before.
Love. Vanessa Moran

Dear Santa,
SI am writing you because it
will soon be Christmas. How is
things at the North Pole? I
woald like to know how do you
deliver all those presents in one
nite. I have ben good all year
long. First. I want a X-box 360
to play with it when I get bored.
Thanck you and a mari chris-
Lo.e, Abel Nino

Dear Santa Claus,
I am writing you because it
will soon be Christmas. How is
everything at the North Pole? I
have, been good all year long...
Cant Claus First, a new bike to
ride.- Nex.. a puppy that can
play with. ..
Love. Anna Padilla

Dear Santa.
I am writing you because it
will Coon be Christmas. How
are things up there in the North
Pole? I would like 4 things.
First. A big toy cat that is blak.
Next. A DSI. Then, ten DSI.
game. Last. 4 cats houses. two
girls and two boys. P.C. I will
give you something.
Loved. Marissa Perez

Dear Santa.
I am writing you because it
will soon be Christmas. How is
vrgeything at the North Pole? I
would like to Know how you
deliver all those presents. I have
been good all year long. I just
want you to know what I want
for Christmas. First, I want a
laptop and a finger nails even a
green crayola Box and a new
bike. Thank you Santa. Merry
Love. Rosalinda Velasco-Bautis

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Dear Panta clouds.
I was waiting for Christmas
because I like Christmas. anto
I wonder if you could give me
an X-box 360 because I broke
mine on accident I want you to
give m'y whole family a preser.
Your friend Jesus Gomo.;

Dear anta.
I am writing to wish you a
Merrry Christmas. I want an x-
box canect. to when I'm bored'
Me and My Dad can play it. Did
you name your.elevs and rein-
deeoor? I watched the Grinch
9tole Christmas it was scary.
How is Mrs. Claus? Merry
Christmas How many elves go
you got.
Love. Presley

Dear qanta claus.
I'm writing to wish you a
Merry Christmas. How is Mrs.
Claus? Do the elves have
names? I want a bike to ride
outside and I want a new back-
pack to take to school. Next, a
wii for me and my mom to play.
Does Mrs Claus ride with you to
drop off presents? How did you
get your job? My cousin Aniya
wants a Nintendo DR with girl
games because she saw one at
the store. My Mom wants a new.
cover for her bed. Have a Happy
Your"friend. Mikhayla

Dear fanta Cluas.
I am writing to wish you a
happy Merry Christmas. fanta
can you please give me a TV for
Christmas? I want it so I can
watch movies. For my little
brother can you please get him
a Bunblebee toy so he can so he'
can play with it. For mt big
brother can you please get him
a game called Black Ops so he
canplay it whernaJs-bored. For
my mom can you, pleaasgive
her a cozy bed no she can sleep
good. Happy Merry Christmas.
Love. Jorge

Dear ,anta Claus,
I am writing to you because
it's Christmas I want a Barbie
house with an elevator. I want it
because I have a Barbie family.
Can Max have a winter shirt
because it is cold at my house.'
Merry Christmas
Love. arah

Dear fanta claus.
I am waiting to you because
it's Christmas again. How are
you and your elves doing in the
North Pole? I Wauchula some
times it is cold and it is hot too
hot. Is it hot in the North Pole?
My sister Mariva wants a bike
to ride. Next. I want an x-box
360 to Play with my brother
and Dad. I even want a cozy
blanket for Humphrey so he can
be warm. Merry christmast
Love. Valentin

;Dear fanta.
I want to see you and the
elvs. please santa please I
beleven you I Beleve in you I
want an I pod and a to play
games on it. learning computer
for the babby boy he will like it.
rap the toy's Last a punching
bag for my big rather Joey it is
$80 Dollor's I Love Chrismis.
Love. Canandra

Dear fanta Claus.
I am writing you because it's
Christmas time. Does Mrs.
Claus ride with you? I am post
to macke the cookies santa
Claus get Humphuiy a table to
eat and a chair. But what I want
for christmas is a house with a
Cooking set and my tall brother
Bryce wants a phone rahym
wants a phone too my tall tall
tall sister Madison wants a wii.
Love, Marvelous

Vear Santa claus.
I'm writing to you because it
is christmas time again. I'm
happy it is christmas. christmas
is my favorite"time of the year.
Do you Konw What I Want? I
Want a Play Qtation. a foot ball
a TV. I want a TV because I van
play the Play station With it I
Want a Play -tation so I won't
be bored. I want a football 2o
my brother and) can play foot-
,ball in the back yard. Merry
Love, Eli

Dear fanta Clause.
I am writing because its
Christmas time again. How are
the elves in the North Pole. I"
hope'., 'ave'been good'this yearea-
Do you know what I want for:
Christmas. I want some clothes
for my dog Jade. And, a little
blanket for Humphrey our class
pet. Merry Christmas.
Love, Breahna

Dear !anta Claus.
How are you? I just wanted
to lot you know what I want for
Christmas. I want a computer
and my brother wants a DR
Merry Christmas santa claus.
Love, Ernestina Moran

Dear ,anta claus.
I am writing to wish you a
Merry christmag. I want a tent
and a doll and a dog and a tv
and my sister want tent and a
doll and my brother want
poKemon he, like to play,
poKemon and my brother want
a trampoline my mom want a
chrstmas tree because its
Chrstmas time. Merry Chrst-
Love. Marisol

Dear fanta.
I am writing to you to wish
you a Merry Christmas .1 have
a little bit of questions. Do yor
elves have names and is it cold
over there? tf you come to
Florida in the morning it will be
warm. Did you know thattime
changes in Florida the days are
shorter? I want a Wii for
Christmas because if I get bored
I could just play it. Merry
Love. Alex
Dear -anta clause.
I am writing you because it's
Christmas agin'. How are your
elves and reindeer? anta can
you give Mrs. Cortez a book
because she loves read Next'
Qanfa can you give Humphrey
our classroom pet a bed because
when it is cold he shivert, final-
ly I want a garmeboy because I
love games. Merry Christmas.
*Love. Geovanne

Dear santa claus,
How are you, and Misses.
claus and the elves. I ant an
ipod. get me aeote for my dog
that is light blue and, sparkly. I
am cheerful for presents. Merry
Love. Chloe -
Dear. antar:
. I want,a fake helicopter and,
my brother wants a toy that can
fly. He wants another helicopter
for a present. My sister Erica
wants nail polish.
Merry Christmas. Damian


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