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Title: The Frostproof news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Alfred H. Mellor
Place of Publication: Frostproof Polk County Fla
Creation Date: January 20, 2005
Publication Date: 1961-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Frostproof (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Polk -- Frostproof
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 46, no. 44 (Jan. 6, 1961)-
General Note: Publisher: J. David Fleming, <1977>; Diana Eichlin, <1988>.
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Thursday,January 20, 2005 Vol. 90 No.32 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents


At a Glance

Friends
meet tonight
Friends of the Latt Maxcy
Memorial Library will have
their monthly meeting on
Thursday, January 20th at 6:30
p.m. Everyone is welcome to
attend and join the group in
working on ways to enhance
the library.
Keep your Calendar open
for February 23rd for a Butter-
fly Gardening Workshop to be
held at 4pm at the library.
(FMSHS Softball tryouts}
FMSHS Girls softball try-
outs will be held Tuesday, Jan-
uary 18 through Monday, Jan-
uary 24 from 3 p.m until 5
p.m. at the Frostproof Sports
Complex across from the
High School. To try out you
must have a completed physi-
cal and consent form.
For more information con-
tact Coach Julie Mulder or
Coach Christy Smith at 635-
7809.

FREE tax
aid at LMML
Free Federal Income Tax
Assistance and E-file New
hours for FREE tax assistance.
To assist workers who are
unable to come in weekdays,
volunteers will also be avail-
able on Saturday morning
from 9 AM until 11 AM as well
as Monday and Thursday
mornings from 9 AM until
Noon. Volunteers with the
MRP TaxAide program will be
at the Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library, Wall Street and Mag-
nolia Avenue, to assist in
preparing and E-filing 2004
personal Federal Income Tax
Returns. Taxpayers should
bring with them a picture
identification and Social Secu-
rity cards for all family mem-
bers. Please bring a copy of
your 2003 Federal Income Tax
Return and all necessary
papers for filing 2004 tax
returns. This is a free service
for everyone. There are no age
or membership requirements.

Annual Heritage
Celebration set
The Sixth Annual Florida
African American Heritage
Celebration will be held Satur-
day, February 26th, 2005 from
11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at
Pinewood Cultural Park -
home to Heritage Village,
Florida Botanical Gardens,
Pinellas County Extension and
the Gulf Coast Museum of Art.
Join us in celebrating
African American culture
through art, music, story-
telling, history presentations,
ethnic food and interactive
family activities.
For event information, call
(727) 588-6342 or www.pinel-
lascounty.org/unity.htm
FEMA offers help
FEMA is still located at the
Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake
Wales and will continue to be
at that location until February,
daily Monday through Satur-
day, If you are in need of hurri-
cane assistance call the FEMA
Disaster Helpline: 1-800-621-
3362.

Davis Gaines
performs
John Alexander with the
Frostproof Historic Commit-
tee is proud to announce the
performance of Davis Gaines
at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Febru-
ary 5th. This will be a fundrais-
er to benefit the restoration
efforts of the old Frostproof
High School / City Hall Build-
ing. For ticket information
please call 635-7855 and ask
for Brad Hutzelman.
See Glance Page 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Alabama helping BHG, Jr.


'State to State' hurricane relief efforts continue


In August 2004 the Ben Hill
Griffin, Jr. Elementary was the
hardest hit school in Polk County
by Hurricane Charley. A niece of
the Reverend David Trimmier,
Mrs. Pam Roberts, heard about
the destruction at the school and
along with other teachers in Syla-
cauga, Alabama went to work on
helping BHG, Jr. Mrs. Roberts,
BeBe Andrews, and Buffy Rober-


son organized fundraisers and
involved students from two
schools in Sylacauga. The Syla-
cauga High School and Pinecrest
Elementary School. We are so
thankful to these ladies and their
students for coming alongside
our school at such a needful
time. The check donated to BHG,
Jr. Elementary was in the amount
of$684.40.


Below is a copy of the letter:
Dear Ben Hill Griffin School,
On behalf of the Sylacauga
High School Political Awareness
Club and the Pinecrest Elemen-
tary School Student Council, we
have asked Carolyn Trimmier to
present this check to help you
out during your special time of
need.
The hurricane season was


especially harsh on Florida this
year, and people all over have
kept the citizens of Florida in their
prayers. Hurricane Ivan ended up
causing quite a bit of damage
here in Sylacauga, however, we
feel fortunate that no major
buildings were damaged or
destroyed. We hope you are all
healing and your school is
repaired. We know it must have


been difficult to start the year in a
situation such as yours.
Our clubs would like to desig-
nate this money be spent by the
teachers of your school for any
specific need they have such as
classroom materials or even a
piece of equipment that could be
shared by the teachers with the
See Alabama Page 2


FSC baseball



coaches post



Al-Star team


Rosters for the Florida Sun
Conference Baseball All-Star
game have been released by
the conference coaches. The
game will be composed of a
team from the North and a
team from the South. The
North roster is composed of
players from: Webber Interna-
tional University, Flagler Col-
lege, Embry-Riddle Aeronauti-
cal University, Warner Southern
College, and Savannah College
of, Art & Design. The South
squad is a compilation of play-
ers from: Northwood Universi-
ty, Warner Southern College, St.
Thomas.University, and Florida
Memorial College.
For the North squad, the fol-


lowing pitchers will be on dis-
play: Josh Dubay (WIU), Kellen
Marshall (WIU), Todd Wain-
scott (WIU), Chris Langlois
(ERAU), Patrick Ryan (ERAU),
David Timm (ERAU), Mike
Krebs (FC), Justin Lupinski
(FC), and Liam McClay (FC).
Jeremy Byrd (WIU) and Richie
Cormier (ERAU) will share the
catching duties; BJ Ubrey
(WIU) and Justin Holt (FC) will
command first base; Adam
Freeman (SCAD) and Bo Jack-
son (WSC) will assume second
base duties; Scott Scherer
(WIU) and Todd Lietz (FC) will
split time at third; and Kenny
See Team- Page 2


Board members



announce 2005



registration call


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Jacob White gives a try at his newspaper tossing skills
at a recent Den meeting.


Frostproof Youth
Baseball/Softball is proud to
announce the new 2005 Board:
President: Melissa Smith, Vice
President of baseball: Ricky
Norris, Vice President of soft-
ball: Julie Mulder, Treasurer:
Tony Sackett, Secretary: King
Smith, Concessions: Nancy
Nichols, Equipment Manager:
Damon Nicholson, Head
Umpire for Baseball: Damon
Nicholson, Head Umpire for
Softball: Susie Flood, Board
Member: Carl Hadden, Board
Member: Debbie Norris.
There are still positions
available for board members. If
you are interested in working
on the 2005 Frostproof Youth
Baseball/Softball board the
next meeting will be Wednes-
day, January 26, at 8 p.m., at


the complex.
Let's make this a great sea-
son for the kids!
The 2005 Frostproof Youth
Ball Season is about to begin.
Registration has begun! Regis-
trations will be held at the com-
plex from 6 pm to 8 pm on
Tuesday, January 18, Thursday,
January 20, Tuesday, January
25, Thursday, January 27, Tues-
day, February 1 and Thursday,
February 3rd. Registrations will
also be held at the soccer field
on the following Saturdays:
January 15, January 22, and
January 29th. Cost to register is
$25 for the first player, $20 for
the second with a maximum
for any one family being $60. If
you have never played Frost-
See Board Page 2


The Tiger and Wolves Den
had a visit from Cindy Monk of
the Frostproof News on Monday,
January 10 at the First Baptist
Church.
Mrs. Monk explained the
process of building the newspa-
per to the Pack. In a brief
description the boys' learned
about E-mail, photos, editing,
and building the front page of
the newspaper.
The part of the learning ses-
sion most enjoyed by the boys,
seem to be when they had their
picture go from the digital cam-
era to the screen of the laptop
computer for viewing.
Pack 169 has some exciting
upcoming events planned that
are open for the Public. On Sat-
urday, February 12th the
Pinewood Derby will be held at
Fewox Park, from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. On Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, March 4 thru March 6
the District Pinewood Derby will
be held at the Flaming Arrow
Camp located in Lake Wales.
The boys will also be working
on flying shuttles and boats for
the Regatta they will be holding.
If you would like to have your
child become a member of Pack
169 please call the First Baptist
Church of Frostproof office 635-
3603 and leave a message for
Den Leader, Donna Nicholson or
Pack Leader, Annette Bradley.


Tsunami benefit


at Chalet Suzanne


The Chalet Suzanne Village
in Lake Wales will be the setting
for the Tsunami Survivor's Bene-
fit and Auction to be held on Sat-
urday, January 22, 2005 from
11am until 3pm. All proceeds
will go to Tsunami victims
through the AmeriCares Organi-
zation, where every $100 dona-
tion allows the delivery of over
$3,000 worth of medicine and
supplies. The auction, conduct-
ed by the ever-popular Marty
Higgenbotham, will run from
12:30 until 2pm. Guests are invit-
ed to bring their own chairs. Vol-
unteers are currently soliciting
items for the auction, large or


small- cars, boats, aircraft, art,
antiques, services, etc but no
discards please. If you would
like to donate an item call the
Chalet Suzanne at 1-800-433-
6011, email Tsunami@Chalet-
Suzanne.com or bring it with
you on Saturday.
Several activities will be
ongoing throughout the day
including:
Airplane rides by
Waldo Wrights Flying Service
from Fantasy of Flight
Musical entertainment
from various local artists as well
See Benefit Page 2


1909-Sixth grade class portrait
At left is Professor L.B. Winslow, back row: Guy Maxcy, Pauline Sullivan, Viola Whitfield.
Front row: Mary Emma Walton, Evelyn Overocker, Annie Woodham, Arthur Brantley.


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Den News: Cubs have a visitor


Staff photo/Cindy Monk
Members of the Tiger and Wolves den are- back row: (L to R) Seth Thompson, Drew
Nicholson, Ryan Simpson and Michael McDaniel, front row; Zachery White, Jacob White
and Zack Black.

Pack 169 studies the Newspaper


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2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, January 20, 2005


Letter to the Editor


Sports


WOW! What a Lemon!


Dear Community Supporters,
Babson Park Woman's Club
is holding our annual casino
fundraiser on Saturday, February
12, 2005. We will have Black
Jack, Craps, Roulette, Texas
Hold Em, Raffles, and Silent Auc-
tions. Please come and enjoy
this evening of fun and games.
In the past we've held the
Harvest Moon Dance and out
annual Thrift Sale. These
fundraisers help us to match
money for our grants, which are
used to help restore or historic
seventy-two year old building.
We have done much work in
restoring this lovely building for
the enjoyment of everyone in the
community. The building is
available upon request for spe-
cial events or occasions. The
Babson Park Woman's Club is
committed to providing commu-
nity service and support to our
area. We assist many families in


need at Christmas with our
donations of food bags and toys
for children.
A monetary contribution, gift,
or gift certificate from yourself or
business adds to the enjoyment
of the evening and shows your
support in the community. The
prizes are given as raffle and
silent auction items. Donations
received by February 1 th will be
acknowledged in our program.
Checks should be made payable
to Babson Park Woman's Club
or your can send your donation
to P.O. Box 503, Babson Park FL.
33827 or we will be happy to
arrange for pick-up by calling us
at (863) 638-1621. Thank you in
advance for your consideration
and continued support with our
Casino Night!
Sincerely,
Kacey Bateman and Donna
Johnson


Warriors drop


to the Eagles
The Webber International Uni-
versity Warriors (1-14, 0-1 FSC)
faced an uphill battle against NAIA
# 14 Embry-Riddle University (17-
5, 2-0 FSC) at the noisy ICI Center.
The Eagles were looking for their
eighth-consecutive victory and
they found it, winning 82-62.
Webber stuck with the Eagles
early behind freshmen Jose Davila
and Daniel Marsh, combining for
19 points in the first half with 11
and eight, respectively. The pair
kept the Warriors within striking
distance trailing by just one point
29-28 with 5:35 to go in the first
half.
Davila cut the lead to 33-31 with
2:29 in the opening half, but the
Eagles went on a 7-0 run to pull
ahead 40-31 at the intermission.
Senior guard Scott Bradley (Long-
wood, Fla./Lake Brantley) sparked
the Embry-Riddle run with a three-
pointer and finished the evening
with six points off the bench.
After Embry-Riddle saw its
comfortable margin slip to 43-40
three minutes into the second half,
Pyle sparked an Eagles 13-0 run
with seven of his 16 second-half
points on two layups and a three-
pointer and junior point guard
Jake Pickett (Chuluota,
Fla./Oviedo) finished off the surge
with a pair of long-range bombs
and the final on a Pyle assist.
Webber closed the gap to eight
points with 7:45 remaining, but
the Eagles rebuilt a double-digit
advantage and never looked back
cruising to the 82-62 victory.
Embry-Riddle's Ben Witherspoon


(Ormond Beach, Fla./Seabreeze)
finished with nine points, nine
assists and five boards, while Ryan
Exter (Winter Springs, Fla./Winter
Springs) and Denny Joseph
(Orlando, Fla./Boone) came off
the bench to add 13 and 12 points,
respectively.

Warriors fall
to Claflin
The Webber International Uni-
versity men's basketball team (1-
13) fell to NAIA Division I Claflin
University (6-6) 83-62. The game
remained close until midway
through the first half with the War-
riors hanging in there down by just
three at 24-21, but then Claflin ran
up the score; CU finished the half
and most game with at least a 10
point advantage. The Warriors
made a few runs here and there
behind their unselfish offensive
play and their hustle on both ends
of the court, but it just wasn't
enough to get back into it. Leading
the Warriors in scoring were
Daniel Marsh and Jose Davila with
17 and 12 points respectively. Sir
Anthony McCaskill led the
rebounding effort with eight.
Claflin's Calvin Witherspoon
finished with 35 points, and Anto-
nio Kelly added 17 to lead the way.
The Warriors will travel to
Embry-Riddle University on Satur-
day to open conference play. WIU
will return home to play Flagler
College on Saturday, January 22 at
Polk Community College with
action beginning at 3pm; the game
will be followed by the women's
competition between the same
two schools.


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Courtesy photo
Jeremy Byrd of Frostproof grew this three and one half
pound Ponderosa Lemon on a 2 1/2 foot Bush.


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Courtesy photo
Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Elementary Assistant Principal Dart Meyers,
Principal Faye Smith receive a check from Carolyn Trimmier.


Alabama

Continued From Page 1
students of your school. We hope
you find it helpful. If a picture can
be taken of you receiving the
check, we would love to get two
copies so the two clubs will have
a record of their fund raiser. It is
always interesting to find connec-
tions between towns. Carolyn
and David Trimmier are aunt and


Team

Continued From Page 1
Holmberg (ERAU) and James
O'Connell (SCAD) will round out
the infield by covering the short
stop position. Outfielders for the
North include: Grover Benton
(WIU), Kenny Cruz Rivera (WIU),
Kevin Haney (ERAU), Adam
Blount (FC), and Sean Smith
scadD).
The South squad will consist
of: Gustavo Castill (NU), Simon
Echengucia (NU), Armando Fer-
nandez (STU), Ivan Izuierdo
(STU), Luis Valenzuela (STU),
Jose Cardona (WSC), Jose Diaz
(WSC), and Milton Feliciano
(WSC) on ,the mound; Adonay


uncle to the gifted teacher at
Pinecrest, a fifth grade teacher
sang in a Frostproof church some
years back on a church trip, and a
fourth grade teacher lived there
briefly. When the gifted teacher
read about your school, she
decided it dWuld bi nice to focus
on one specific school in Florida
that had a need. We all hope you
find this an act of love and caring!
Sincerely, Bebe Andrews -
Sylacauga High School and Buffy
Roberson Pincrest Elementary


Suarez (NU), Chris Martinez
(STU), and Jose Herrera (WSC
behind the plate; Robert Ander-
son (FMC) at first base; Mario
Chaoui (FMC) and David Seara
(STU) at second base; Sean Grear
(ERAU) and Leroy Thomas (STU)
at third base; Howard Cuervo
(FMC) and Sammy Montanez
(NU ) at short stop; and Paul
Reynolds (FMC), Alvaro Gomez
(NU), Justin Griffin (NU), Richard
Lengel (STU), Eric Otero (STU),
Derrick Comparato (WSC), and
Justin Van Portfleet in the outfield.
The game is slated to begin at
1 p.m. on Saturday, January 22 at
Webber International University.
The pregame activities will com-
mence at 10am. Admission to the
event is $3.


B ard to 8 pm. If you are interested in
BOajrd coaching a team there will be a
coaches meeting on Wednesday,
Continued From Page 1 February 9th at 8 p.m. Opening
proof Ball before we will need a day will be held Saturday, March
copy of your child's birth certifi- 12th, 2005. We are looking for-
cate. Try-outs will be held at the ward to a great season, so come
complex on February 10th from 6 on out and Play Ball!


f which includes four courses with
I choice of a special Asian style
Eggs Benedict with seared Ahi
Continued From Page 1 Tuna or the Chalet Suzanne's tra-
as guest speakers ditional Eggs Benedict. TJ's of
The Comedy Buffet of Lakeland will entertain you with a
Winter Haven will perform at Tearoom Fashion Show. Students
2pm from Webber College's Hospitali-
Magician Scott Humston ty Business Management degree
will be performing tableside in program will be volunteering
the Restaurant throughout the their time working in the restau-
day rant. Reservations are suggested
Raffle with prizes such for the special brunch.
as a Round Trip ticket to Thailand, Call 1-800-433-6011 for dining
hotel stays in Daytona Beach and reservations or visit www.Chalet-
Ft. Lauderdale and a Hot Air Bal- Suzanne.com for more informa-
loon flight from Captain Mark tion. Chalet Suzanne is located
Special Asian Brunch four miles North of Lake Wales off
will be served throughout the day US Hwy 27, 1.5 miles East of the
for a $20 donation per person Eagle Ridge Mall.


Speak Out

Speak Out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 638-0429 to
express your opinion or ask questions about public issues. You are
not required to give your name. While we want you to speak out
freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity,
relevance and fairness.


against cancer


Did you know that every hour
10 Floridians are newly diagnosed
with cancer? This year 97,000
Floridians will have to face can-
cer. There is hope! Due to
research and new medicine fund-
ed in part from the American Can-
cer Society the survival rate for
cancer has gone from 28% twenty
years ago (the year of the first
Relay) to 64% today. With your


help researchers can do even
more to eliminate this horrible
disease. Please join us on January
24th at 6 P.M. at the Frostproof
Depot for our Kick-off to the 2005
Relay for Life. There will be food,
fun and information about the
Relay. If you have any questions
please contact Sandy Sackett at
635-5456 or Gerri Horton at 635-
8061.


Courtesy photo
This is the 2 1/2 Ponderosa Lemon Bush that Jeremy
Byrd picked his 3 1/2 pound lemon from.


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Glance

Continued From Page 1
Team applications

accepted
The Frostproof Relay for Life
Committee is accepting team
applications at this time. The
2005 Relay for Life will be held
April 22nd-223rd but don't
delay! Citizens Bank is offering
an incentive for any team regis-
tering on or before the January
24th Kick-off meeting! Each
team registered by the Kick-off
on January 24th will receive a
$10 donation from Citizens
bank. Teams are generally made
up of 10-15 people who dedicate
themselves to raising money for
the American Cancer Society
while attending the Relay for Life
and taking turns walking the
track in support of cancer sur-
vivors. Need more information?
Call Sandy Sackett at 635-5456 or
Gerri Horton at 635-8061, or join
us on January 24th at 6:00 pm at
the Frostproof Depot.


FMSHS Baseball
conditioning
Any FMSHS student 6th-12th
grade, planning on playing JV or
Varsity Baseball, Pre-Season Condi-
tioning is daily at 4 P.M. in the
weight room. For more informa-
tion call 635-7809.

Dates set for
competency test
Graduated students with a cer-
tificate of completion from a Polk
County public high school wishing
to retake the communications or
mathematics section of the High
School Competency Test (HCST)
must register for the test between
January 3 and January 10. The
HCST is scheduled to be given on
Wednesday, January 12 and Thurs-
day, January 13. Call Eileen
Schofield at 534-0688 to register.

Youth ball
meeting set
There will be a youth baseball
and softball meeting at the Frost-
proof Sports Complex Wednesday,


Frostproof News

Our Purpose...
The Frostproof News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of journalsltic service to the citizens of the community Since no
dividends are paid the company is able to thrive on profI margins below
industry standards All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independent's
mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U S Constitution, and support of the community s deliber-
ation of public issues


Office Coordinator: Cindy Monk
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
National Advertising: Joy Parrish




Independent Newspapers, Inc
* Joe Smyth, Chairman
* Ed Dulin, President
* Tom Byrd, Vice President of
Newspaper Operations
Katnna Elsken, Executive
Editor

MEMBER .-
OF:


Florida Press
Association


For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


January 12th at 8 p.m. Everyone is
welcome and encouraged to
attend. We are currently seeking
new board members, if you are
interested in a board position this is
a very important meeting you need
to attend. If you have questions
please call Tony Sackett at 635-
5456.

Girls softball
practice set
All girls 6-12 grade there will be
open field practice every Tuesday at
6pm at the Complex.
All girls 5th grade & below there
will be open field practice every
Monday at 5:30.

Habitat to
build houses
The Frostproof Area Chamber
of Commerce and the City of Frost-
proof are working together to build
a Habitat for Humanity House in
the Frostproot City Limits. A com-
mittee has been formed and volun-
teers are being recruited. To volun-
teer, please call 635-9112. Together
we can be a better community.


Museum
hours posted
Frostproof Historical Museum,
210 South Scenic Highway, is open
October 1st through May 30th,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
June 1st through September
30th Saturday, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Other hours by appointment:
call (863) 638-1225.

Lions Club to meet
The Frostproof Lions Club
meets each month on the second
and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the
Orange Box Caf on Highway 27.
Anyone who wishes to join is invit-
ed to attend.

Recycle
newspapers
Residents are reminded that
there is a newspaper recycling bin
at the high school. Anyone can use
the bin to recycle newspapers and
help benefit the high school at the
same time. The bin is located at the
back entrance to the school, near
the portables and track.


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The Frostproof News, Thursday, January 20, 2005


FFA Auction and Fair planned School Notes


On the weekend of January
21st the Frostproof FFA Alumni is
sponsoring their annual Livestock
Show, Auction and BBQ Dinner to
support the 4H and FFA youth in
the Frostproof area. On Friday
evening the 21st the students will
be bringing their beef animals
and swine to the school for a
practice show. These animals are
going to the county fair later this
year. The show will help train the
students and animals for the later
show. The focus of the show this
year will be on Showmanship of
the animals. The show begins.at 6
p.m. and is located at the old soft-
ball field at Frostproof High
School just off of Scenic Highway.
A concession stand will be avail-
able with drinks and hamburgers.
The next day, Saturday Janu-
ary 22nd,, at the same location,
the Alumni will be holding its
BBQ Dinner and Auction. The
auction begins at 3 pm and lasts
until all items are sold.
Items to be sold range from


plants to tools, golf games to
gates. They will have something
for everyone. While the auction is
going on, the Alumni will also be
serving BBQ pork dinners which
include potatoes, roll and tea. The.
cost of the dinner is $7. and tickets
can be purchased in advance or
they are available at the door. In
addition, they will have strawber-
ry shortcake for dessert at a cost
of $1.50 each (they are good
enough to buy two). The dinner
will be served from 4pm until
6pm and ample seating under the
big tent is available. Come and
enjoy the entertainment of the
auction while you eat.

All proceeds from the auction,
dinner and concessions will be
used to sponsor leadership activi-
ties, judging trips, and scholar-
ships for the FFA members in the
Frostproof area. Come have a
great meal, good time and sup-
port the youth of our community.


Courtesy photo
Auctioneer Maurice Raybon returns to Frostproof for the
2005 FFA Alumni auction being held January 22 under the
tent at FHS. Come out and enjoy Maurice's auctioning tal-


ents.


'Food Check-Out Day' is February 7


The efficiency
of America's farn
sumers at the cas
By February
American will
enough income
entire year's fo
state agriculture
encouraging
remember the ef
ers who make thi
"Americans e
most abundant a
able food supply
da Agriculture
Charles H. Brons
on U.S. Departme
statistics, it takes
the average Am
enough disposab
for his or her fam
for the entire year
Thanks to n
techniques, Am

PCC
Polk Commun
named Rob Clanc
of Corporate Col
vides corporate tra
and industry.
His previous
was as Executive
ness Institute at Be
ty College where
ble for the d
curriculum and m
ing programs to
The program gene


and productivity and ranchers are producing more The idea for Food Check-Out
ners benefit con- food on fewer acres, leaving more Day was developed by the Ameri-
h register open space for wildlife habitat. can Farm Bureau Women's Com-
7 the average Precision farming practices boost mittee and was first observed in
have earned crop yields and overall efficiency 1998 with an event in Chicago.
to pay for the by using satellite maps and com- Since then, observances have
od supply, and puters to match seed, fertilizer been held,. respectively, in
e leaders are and crop protection applications Phoenix, Nashville, Philadelphia,
Floridians to to localsoilconditions. Las Vegas, New Orleans, and
forts of the farm- "Food Check-Out Day is a cele- Jacksonville. This year's event will
s feat possible. bration of the bounty from Ameri- be held in Orange County, Califor-
njoy the safest, can's farms and ranches and how nia.
ind most afford- that bounty is shared with Ameri- More than 24 million Ameri-
on earth," Flori- can consumers through afford- can workers representing 17
Commissioner able food prices," said Carl Loop, percent of the total U.S. work-
son said. "Based president of the Florida Farm force produce, process, sell
ent of Agriculture Bureau Federation. "Compared and trade the nation's food and
just 37 days for to other expenses facing Ameri- fiber. However, only4.6 million of
ierican to earn ca's families, food is a bargain, those people live on farms, which
le income to pay While Americans must only work is slightly less than 2 percent of
lily's food supply until early February to pay for the total U.S. population. There
their yearly food supply, last year are 2.13 million farms dotting
modern farming they had to work until April 11 to America's rural landscape.
erica's farmers payfortheirtaxes." Florida's 44,000 commercial

names Rob Clancey DOC


nity College has
cey to be Director
lege, which pro-
lining for business
job (2001-2004)
Director of Busi-
llevue Communi-
he was. responsi-
levelopment of
marketing of train-
the Seattle area.
rated $8.4 million


annually. From
1996 to. 2001,
Clancey was
President of
Oxford Valley
Center in Lang-
horne, PA a pri-
vate education
company,
which provided ---
training in busi- Rob Clancey
ness and life
enrichment classes. He expanded


and managed the growth of the
company from one to five in the
New Jersey/Pennsylvania market.
The center had 40,000 students with
a gross revenue of $2.8 million.
Clancey is a native of New York
and has family in Florida. He sought
a Florida position to be closer to his
family. He earned hisBA from New
Mexico State University and M.Ed.
from Springfield College in Massa-
chusetts.
When business people in Polk


farmers grow more than 280 dif-
ferent crops. Florida is the
nation's "winter salad bowl," pro-
viding 80 percent of the fresh veg-
etables grown in the United States
during January, February and
March of each year. Year round,
Florida ranks No. 2 nationally in
the U.S. production of fresh veg-
etables. Agriculture is Florida's
second-leading industry next to
tourism, and has an estimated
overall economic impact of more
than $62 billion annually.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al interest agricultural association
with more than 151,000 member
families statewide and Farm
Bureaus in 62 counties. Head-
quartered in Gainesville, the fed-
eration is an independent, non
profit agricultural organization.

of college
County think of training, Clancey
wants PCC's Corporate College to
come to mind. He plans to meet
with business and governmental
leaders and find out what their
needs are and meet them. He plans
to build consortium of cities and
municipalities and also focus on the
itraiiingiigieeds ofsm6ialbusidisses -".
Clancey and his wife, Joy, have
two grown children and one grand-
child.


3UULLUILJ UO Lt II
Scholars named
The following high school sen-
iors were named 2004-2005 Sun-
shine State Scholars for their excel-
lence in mathematics and science.
Each was nominated by their
schools and took a district exami-
nation testing their math and sci-
ence knowledge. Neal Bhutiani, a
Bartow International Baccalaure-
ate student from Winter Haven had
the highest score on the exam and
represented Polk at a regional com-
petition in January.
2004-2005 Sunshine State
Scholars
Auburndale High: Marta Garcia;
Bartow High: William Hiers; Bar-
tow International Baccalaureate:
Neal Bhutiani; Fort Meade High:
Jennifer Richards; Frostproof High:
Barvan Alvarado; George Jenkins
High: Christina Martin; Haines City
High: Jennifer Lung; Harrison Arts
Center: Dan Mann; Kathleen High:
Michael Erickson; Lake Gibson
High: Christina Chen; Lake Region
High: Shane Markowitz: Lake
Wales High: James Pilkington;
Lakeland High: John Heitmann;
McKeel Academy: Adrianna Delga-
do-Navarro; Mulberry High:
Nathan Kautz: Winter Haven High:
Mia Mattioli
Polk County High
Schools observe
Government Week
Polk County High Schools will
observe Government Week begin-
ning Monday, January 24 thru Fri-
day, January 28, 2005. The annual
voter registration contest, spon-
sored by the Supervisor of Elec-
tion's Office, provides an opportu-
nity for high school students to
register to vote.
Although you must be 18 years
of age to vote, students may pre-
register at age 17.
Awards will be presented to the
school that registers the most stu-
dents and to the school with the
highest percentage of students reg-
istering to vote.
Polk schools
recruiting teachers
Polk public schools will hold
information meetings across the
county for people interested in
teaching positions in the 2005-2006
school year.
These meetings will be geared
toward those already with a bache-
lor's degree from an accredited col-
lege or university considering
teaching as a career change.
The meeting schedu:.
Monday, January 24, Haines
City High, 2800 Hornet Dr., Haines
City, 6 to 7 p.m.


Tuesday, January 25, Frostproof
Middle-Senior, 1000 N. Palm Street,
Frostproof, 6 to 7 p.m.
Monday, January 31, George
Jenkins High, 6000 Lakelands
Highlands Road, Lakeland, 6 to 7
p.m.
Tuesday, February 1, Winter
Haven High, 600 Sixth St., Winter
Haven, 6 to 7 p.m.
Discussion at these meetings
will include the hiring process and
certification requirements. Contact
Margaret Alford at 519-8786 for fur-
ther information on these meet-
ings.
Regional Science Fair
The Regional Science Fair for
middle and high school students
will be held on Tuesday, January
18, Wednesday, January 19 and
Thursday, January 20 at Winter
Haven's Nora Mayo Hall, 500 Third
Street NW Students have complet-
ed projects in 13 categories that
include botany, chemistry, engi-
neering, environmental science
and health. The public is invited to
view the projects on Thursday, Jan-
uary 20 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Students will set-up their science
projects on Tuesday from 3 to 7
p.m. Judging is from 8:30 to 12
noon on Wednesday and an
awards ceremony is 5:30 p.m. on
Thursday. Winning students
advance to the State Science Fair in
April in Orlando. Information:
Roger O'Brien, 534-0630 or Rhea
McKinney, 291-5330.
Pinewood's Pennies
with Purpose and
Passion
Pinewood Elementary, 1440
SGilbert Street, Eagle Lake, is doing a
project hoping to collect 150,000
pennies to donate a disaster relief
organization helping tsunami vic-
tims. The title of the fundraising
project is "Pennies with Purpose
and Passion."
Jill Barr, Pinewood media spe-
cialist helping to coordinate the
project, said the 150,000 pennies is
symbolic because each penny will
represent a tsunami victim.
"The 150,000 pennies will be a
visual tool for the students as they
will be able to see the magnitude of
the disaster," Barr said.
She said in addition providing
global awareness and an opportu-
nity for giving, the project helps to
fulfill the school's mission state-
ment which reads in part "....hands
that work and hearts that love."
The community is encouraged
to help by donating pennies. The
school hopes to raise the amount
by February 14.
Contact Barr at 298-7977 for fur-
ther information on the project or
how to donate.


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4 The Frostproof News, Thursday, January 20, 2005


Stem cell research could


GAINESVILLE, Fla. Universi-
ty of Florida stem cell scientists
reported Jan. 3 that they have pre-
vented blindness in mice afflicted
with a condition similar to one that
robs thousands of diabetic Ameri-
cans of their eyesight each year.
Writing in the current issue of
the Journal of Clinical Investiga-
tion, researchers describe for the
first time the link between a protein
known as SDF-1 and retinopathy, a
complication of diabetes and the
leading cause of blindness in work-
ing-age Americans.
Scientists explain how they
used a common antibody to block
the formation of SDF-1 in the eye-
balls of mice with simulated
retinopathy, ending the explosive
blood vessel growth that character-
izes the condition. Researchers
effectively silenced SDF-1's signal
to activate normally helpful blood
stem cells, which become too
much-of a good thing within the
closecorifines of the eyeball.
"SDF-1 is the main thing that
tells blood stem cells where to go,"
said Edward Scott, an associate
professor of molecular genetics at
the UF Shands Cancer Center and
director of the Program in Stem


Cell Biology and Regenerative
Medicine at UF's College of Medi-
cine. "If you get a cut, the body
makes SDF-1 at the injury site and
the repair cells sniff it out. The con-
centration of SDF-1 is higher where
the cut occurs and it quickly dissi-
pates. But the eye is such a unique
place, you've got this bag of jelly-
the vitreous that just sits there
and it fills up with SDF-1. The SDF-1
doesn't break down. It continues
to call the new blood vessels to
come that way, causing all the
problems."
Diabetic retinopathy causes
12,000 to 24,000 cases of-blindness
each year, according to the Ameri-
can Diabetes Association. What
happens is high blood pressure
and blood sugar levels associated
with diabetes cause leaks in blood
vessels within the eye and hinder
the flow of essential chemicals.
The eye compensates by growing
new blood vessels, which clog the
eye and cause even more leaks.
Damage occurs to the retina, grad-
ually destroying its ability to cap-
ture images.
UF researchers analyzed sam-
ples of the vitreous gel taken from
the eyeballs of 46 patients undergo-


ing treatment for diabetic eye dis-
ease, including 24 patients with
retinopathy. They found SDF-1 in
each of the patients, with the high-
est amounts detected in patients
with the worst cases. No traces of
SDF-1 were found in the vitreous
samples of eight nondiabetic
patients who were treated for other
ailments.
With the hypothesis that SDF-1
is at the heart of the problem, sci-
entists tested to see whether the
addition of the protein would call
stem cells and spur extraordinary
blood vessel growth in the eyeballs
of 10 laboratory mice. They suc-
ceeded, creating mice with
retinopathy-like conditions. Then,
as a treatment, scientists injected
an SDF-1 antibody directly into the
afflicted eyes. The antibody -
which is simply another protein
that binds to the SDF-1 disabled
SDF-1's ability to summon stem
cells, effectively halting the growth
of almost all new blood vessels,
said Jason M. Butler, a graduate
student in the Interdisciplinary Pro-
gram in Biomedical Sciences and a
member of the research team.
Scientists next want to test the
technique in monkeys, and if it


help diab
continues to be successful, to test
the therapy in human clinical trials,
said Scott, the senior author of the
paper. The National Institutes of
Health funded the research in
mice. The study in primates will
involve support from RegenMed,
an Alachua, Fla.-based company
founded by Scott and other UF
researchers to bring biomedical
therapies to the marketplace.
"The scientific community and
pharmaceutical companies have a
long track record of being able to
develop antibody-based therapy in
things like snake anti-venoms,"
Scott said. "This isn't a new and
unproven technology. This is
something that can be rapidly
adapted and brought to market."
Scientists said they still need to
find a way to anchor the antibody
to a molecule large enough so it
can do its SDF-1-blocking work in
the vitreous but will be unable to
penetrate the retina. They envision
a therapy that will involve routine
injections of the substance into a
patient's eye.
"It.could potentially be a treat-
ment option," said Dr. Maria Grant,
a professor of pharmacology and


oetics going blind
therapeutics in UF's College of professor of ophthalmology and
Medicine who participated in the visual science at the University of
research. "Current therapy for Wisconsin-Madison Medical
severe diabetic retinopathy is use School.
of lasers that destroy parts of retina "Many factors are at work dur-
that are not needed for precise ing retinopathy and it's important
vision in order to improve oxygen to understand each of them," Mr.
delivery to the parts of the retina Sheibani said. "It's interesting that
that are needed for detailed vision, the researchers show how SDF-1
Intraocular delivery of agents that changes the levels of a protein
block SDF-1 represent an excellent called occludin, which affects
and less destructive alternative." junctions between cells that line
The research sheds light on the the blood vessels. It helps explain
mechanisms of diabetic retinopathy why the blood vessels become
and the various functions of SDF-1, leaky and edema develops during
said Nadir Sheibani, an assistant diabetic retinopathy."


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Are you a retired veteran? High Sch(
Would you like a chance to meet day, April
with other veterans and help our Saturday,
community? The Frostproof Relay food, gam
needs.your help. We are trying to fundraisin
form a Veterans team. Teams -are national
made up of 10 or more people who at 6 P.M.
commit to raising money for the any quest
American Cancer Society while par- Sackett at
ticipating in an 18.hour all night 635-8061
event. The 2005 Frostproof Relay American
for Life will be held at the Frostproof 2326 ext.


help
ool track from 6 P.M. Fri-
22nd through noon on
April 23rd. There will be
ies, dancing and of course
ig! There will be an infor-
meeting on January 24th
at the Depot. If you have
ions please contact Sandy
635-5456, Gerri Horton at
or Judy Gay from the
i Cancer Society at 688-
115.


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Obituaries


Kenneth Leon Beatty
Kenneth Leon Beatty, 72, of
Frostproof died Sunday, January
16, 2005 at Winter Haven Hospi-
tal.
He was born in Hohenwald,
Tenn., on March 15, 1932, he
came to Frostproof from there in
1991. He retired from the U.S. Air
Force and was a veteran of the
Korean and Vietnam wars.
Survivors include his wife, Bar-
bara Beatty of Frostproof, step-
daughter, Martine Bauduin of Bel-
gium; son Michel Beatty ,of
France; eight grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the Mari-
on Nelson Funeral Home chapel
on Wednesday, January 19, 2005.
Rosemary Thornton
Homerville- Rosemary Thorn-
ton, 66, passed away Saturday,
December 18, 2004 in St. Luke's
Hospital; Jacksonville, Fla., after a
brief illness, She was born in St.


George on September 7, 1938, to
the late Fred and Lettie "Crews"
McClain and had lived in Clinch
County for the past 30 years Her
brother, Freddie B. McClain, pre-
ceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband
of 45 years, Ernest Thornton of
Homerville; three daughters and
a son-in-law, Jean Griffis of Mid-
dleburg, Fla., Barbara and Kevin
Turner of Homerville, and Karen
Leviton of Waycross; Grandchil-
dren, Jason and B.J. Gilbreth,
Johnny and Melissa Gilbreth,
Jeremy Gilbreth, Jennifer Stone,
Tina Turner, Daniel Turner, Alyx
Leviton, Aaron Leviton and four
great grandchildren: Madison,
Paxton, Michael, and Elissa
Gilbreth.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday December 21, 2004 at
the Victory Methodist Church in
Manor with burial following in
Pine Forest Cemetery, in Home-
rville, GA.


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Distance learning


now available for


high
GAINESVILI
school teacher
extension agen
their master of
via a new dist
program begin
at the University
"We knew tl
for this type
gram," said B
assistant profe
tural education
of Food and A
ences (UF/IFAS
tor of the or
"Teachers ar
agents need gr
for career adv
many of them 1
a university to
classes. This di
program will
keep their jobs
home."
Sharon Gues
UF/IFAS Flagl
extension agent
the program, sz
a two-hour con
to the university
"It gives me ti
work that wou
spent driving
classroom unt
evening."
Marie Fusse
SBartow High
County, likes th
of the courses
something I car
When askec
class work int
packed schedu
and her friend
horst, another
Polk County, 1
other and smil
we will be busy
from 8 a.m. ui
Barnhorst said:
Faculty in th
lege of Agriculti
ences tailored t1
gram to meet
extension agen


school teachers
LE, Fla. High in the public school system,
rs and county including courses for improv-
ts can now earn ing technical skills and class-
science degree room teaching methods. In
ance education addition, there are courses in
ning this month program development and
Sof Florida. adult education designed for
here was a need extension agents.
of degree pro- Distance education courses
rian Myers, an are offered during three semes-
ssor of agricul- ters per year, and participants
at UF's Institute register for two courses each
agricultural Sci- semester.
), and coordina- "We split the classes each
line program. semester, so our students take
nd extension one class at a time, eight weeks
graduate degrees per class," Mr. Myers said.
'ancement, but "Because teachers and exten-
live too far from sion agents are so busy, they
attend regular find it easier to concentrate on
distance learning just one class at a time."
allow them to Instead of completing a the-
and stay close to sis, each class member must
submit a final project at the end
st-Tagliavento, a of the two-and-one-half-year
er County 4-H programofstudy.
t participating in Mr. Myers said the first class,
aid it eliminates which begins in January 2005,
nmute each way has 19 participants, including 4
y in Gainesville. extension agents and 15 high
me for my 4-H school teachers. Future classes
Id otherwise be will have a maximum of 20 par-
and sitting in a ticipants. "Members of each
til late in the class will move through the
program together, building a
I11, a teacher at network of support that will
School in Polk help them in their courses and
e specific nature in their professional careers."
"It's all about Students are required to visit
Suse," she said. the UF campus in Gainesville
d how they'll fit twice once for orientation
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$200 239-728-5227
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xp, many games. Keyboard,
mouse & monitor includ-
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FIREWOOD- over a cord of
oak cut for fireplace,
needs to be split, $75.
(863)675-6738.

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BEDROOM SET, Wooden,
Queen w/hdbrd., dresser,
mirror, chest, night stands.
$200 (863)675-9288
BUNK BED, Black, Twin
over Full sz., Full mattress
included. $150 (863)675-
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BUNK BED Twin on Top and
Futon full on bottom. Ask-
ing $150 or best offer.
863-675-4098 evenings
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
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carpet? Big Sale on new
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cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.

COLONIAL COUCH- Pull out
queen size bed, good con-
dition, $100. neg.
(863)447-1199.
COUCH & CHAIR,
Black Leather. $150
(863)946-3857 Lake Port

COUCH & LOVESEAT-
Black Leather,
$325.
(239)994-2305.
DAYBED WITH POPOUT-
Complete, Ivory & Gold,
Good shape, $125.
(863)357-4152.
DINETTE SET- Cherry &
oak, 6 chairs, pd $5200.,
selling $2500, (863)801-
1719.
DINETTE TABLE- with leaf &
4 chairs, solid oak, $175
or best offer. (863)675-
2440.
DR HUTCH- large, hard rock
maple, 54Wx75Hx19D,
exc cond, $450 neg.
(863)763-6342.
END TABLE, Oak coffee ta-
ble, Refrigerator & desk
$140., will separate.
(863)467-1009
Entert,'. : C .:, i
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
ENTERTAINMENT
CTR- Solid oak, $125.
Moving, Must sell
(863)675-8305.


GLASS top table (4)
chairs $200
(863)675-0188

LANE SECTIONAL- 2 yrs
old, council love seat w/
Wedge & queen sleeper
$1500 863-467-9284.
LAZYBOY SOFA/SLEEPER
& Ig rocker recliner, set,
blue/tan exc cond $200
neg 863-635-4690.
SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige corduroy. $75. Call
(863)612-9233.

TABLE, Leaf, 5 chairs, cloth/
wood, 5yr Kenmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
863-467-9284
THREE WHEEL BIKE-
Basket in the back,
ng nice bike, $100.
neg. (863)763-6791.


GOLF CLUBS -Ladies/
Juniors, cavity back irons,
3-PW, 4 woods, bag,nice,
$85. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS- LYNK Preda-
tor Jombo Driver, Sand
Wedge $100 or trade for a
pistol (772)461-8822.


GERMAN ORTGIES- Semi
auto pistol, $150.
(863)763-4961.

RIFLE WINCHESTER MOD-
EL 94- Lever Action, 30-
30, $300 or trade for pis-
tol. (772)461-8822.
SPANISH STAR, Semi-
Auto. Pistol, 380 cal.
Hammerless, $175
863-763-4961



EXERCISE BIKE
Stationary
$25
(863)635-7552

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AWNINGS- (2) 39.5" W x
42"L, $50 for both will sell
separate. (863)763-1997.

FULL SIZE mattress cover
& full size ele. blanket $8
for both (863)467-8681

Mobilhome Doors-
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METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 Ig file drawers.
$100. (863)357-1078.




FISH TANK, 55 gallon, w/
stand, filters & lights.
$100. (863)228-2690


TOY FOX TERRIER ($400)
& AFFENPINSCHER
($300)- AKC, shots, hlth
cert. (863)983-6537.
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CAMCORDER, SHARP
VHS, full size, like new. Cost
$800 selling for $100.
(863)612-9233.


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes
standard installation. 2
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SEWING MACHINE
& CABINET
$150
(863)357-1078



HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230


TV ANTENNA MOTOR,
BOOSTER & CONTROL
UNIT, ALL $50. (863)763-
7989.


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AIR HOCKEY TABLE
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(863)675-0188


AIRPLANES, remote con-
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multiple parts & pieces,
$500. (863)228-2690


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ELECTRIC LIFTER- Used
only 5 month, good condi-
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RIER- Hooks up to hitch,
has ramp & tilts, $500.
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GUITAR- Gibson Les Paul
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exc cond., $1700.
(863)228-4774.
GUITAR- Ovation Acoustic /
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cond., $700. (863)228-
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Block home, (Nov. 20.04 Metal
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fenced back yard, located near
Elem/Middle/High Schools & sports
complex! ASKING $85,000.


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Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
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BASS BOAT '86:
Approx. 18'
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$2500 (239)784-9118
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
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Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
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BUICK REGAL-
'86, runs good,$800,
(239)348-9399.

CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994,
8 Passenger, V6, Auto.,
A/C, C/D. Good cond.
$3000. 863-467-1530


DODGE RAM-
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$1500,
(239)348-9399.
FORD CROWN VICTORIAN
1997, Excellent condition.
Auto, power windows.
$5,500 863-946-1382.
FORD F250- '85, Diesel,
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trade, has gooseneck
hook up (863)697-9704.
FORD SHO-'97, Black, 4dr,
V8, auto, A/C, CD, runs
great, $8500, or best offer,
(863)634-1181.
FUTON BUNK BED-
Like new, moving
must sell, $125.
(863)675-8305.
ISUZU AMIGO- '90,
Good shape, $1700,
(863)467-5052.


KIA SEPHIA-
'96, Runs, needs
work, $500.
(863)675-6180.
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Ford Bronco '89, white, 5.8
litre, auto, 4 whl dr. runs
great, $3500. (863)357-
2816
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$800 863-673-0920.


Club Car, 1998, electric, re-
conditioned, 48v w/
charger. $1595.(863)675-
1472
Club Car, late model, recon-
ditioned, gas & electric,
$1495, (863)675-1472

Golf Carts,
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


CAPRICE WAGON- '89, w/
350 Olds V8 (not 307), re-
built auto trans $800 will
separate, (863)467-8856.
Dodge truck topper, '98, for
long bed truck, red, $500
firm. (863)467-9766 aft
6pm


FORD BRONCO-
'79, parts only, $300,
Call (863)763-5147
5pm 9pm.
TOW BAR- For Ford Ranger
truck, $30, neg.,
(863)467-5467. Ask for
Bob or Lv msg.
TOW BARS- Reese tow bar,
$30, neg., (863)467-5467
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TROLLING MOTOR- Minn-
Kota 401b., Bow mount,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.

TROLLING MOTOR- Minn-
Kota 401b., Power Drive,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.


Chicken soup: Comfort food can be good for you


In a previous column, I wrote
about the health benefits of
homemade chicken soup, not-
ing that the ingredients in the
soup do help relieve the symp-
toms of colds and flu.
A reader wrote in to say she
doesn't have much time to cook
and asked if the soup could be
made in a crock pot or slow
cooker.
After a little experimenting in
my kitchen, I have come up with
a slow version of my traditional
chicken soup recipe.
The key to making good
chicken soup is simple: use
enough chicken.
For this recipe, you will need:
One large chicken (4-5
pounds)
One large stalk of celery
One large or two medium
onions
One head fresh garlic
Two tablespoons sage (fresh
or dried)
Two tablespoons thyme
(fresh or dried)
Two tablespoons parsley
(fresh or dried)
Two tablespoons salt
Two tablespoons pepper
(More salt, pepper, garlic
powder and herbs may be
added, as desired to taste)
Two large parsnips
Four large carrots
Four medium yellow squash
(If you don't like parsnips,
you might want to just use more
carrots)
Four quarts chicken broth or
water
Eight tablespoons olive oil

PART ONE Cooking the
chicken
Remove the outer celery
stalks, reserving the inner celery
heart for later. Chop celery. The
pieces can be fairly large.
Chop one medium onion or


soup
Let cooked chicken cool
enough to be handled. Discard
A bones, skin and cooked celery
Healthier and onions. Chop cooked chick-
i en into small pieces and add to
Life i stock.
Chop remaining vegetables
k.. (celery heart, parsnips, carrots,
onion and squash) into very
with Katrina Elsken small pieces (about one-four
inch or smaller.)
half of one large onion. Heat four tablespoons of
Clean and chop one head of olive oil in skillet. Saute vegeta-
garlic. bles in oil until the carrots and
Put four tablespoons of olive parsnips are tender, stirring reg-
oil in a skillet and heat to low ularly to prevent burning. Using
heat. Saut chopped onion, gar- slotted spoon to remove excess
lic and celery until translucent. oil, transfer cooked vegetables
Remove from heat. to slow cooker.
Using a slotted spoon to drain If desired, add more salt, pep-
excess oil, transfer cooked cel- per, garlic powder, thyme and
ery, onions and garlic to slow sage to taste.
cooker. If you want noodles in your
Add sage, thyme, parsley, salt soup, spoon some of the broth
and pepper. into a saucepan, bring it to a
Add whole chicken to slow boil, add the noodles and cook
cooker. Cover with broth or until tender. Then add the broth
water, and noodles back to the slow
Cook at high heat for eight cooker. Cooking the noodles in
hours. When the chicken is broth instead of water will add
completely cooked, it should be flavor.
falling off the bones. This recipe makes about six
Strain cooked food through a quarts of soup.
colander, reserving the liquid I like to use fresh herbs from
chicken stock. If you want to my back porch container garden
reduce the fat content of the (sage, thyme, parsley) but the
soup, lethe stock cool and skim dried versions will work if you
off fat. Return stock to slow don't have fresh herbs.
cooker and leave setting on low I tried growing herbs in an
or warm. outdoor garden, but most per-
You may wonder why I dis- ished in the hurricanes. One
card the cooked celery, onions hardy Rosemary bush survived -
and garlic with the chicken it turns out Rosemary is pretty
bones. After eight hours in the well suited to the Florida cli-
slow cooker, the celery and mate.
onions are very mushy. All of the If you don't have fresh garlic
flavor and nutritional benefits on hand, you can substitute four
are now in the chicken stock. I tablespoons of minced garlic
like vegetables to be tender, but (sold in jars, packed in olive oil.
not mushy. For those who missed my col-
umn on the benefits of chicken
PART TWO Making the soup, this age old cold remedy


Consumer recall products listed


WASHINGTON, D.C. The
U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission, in cooperation
with the manufacturer named
below, today announced a vol-
untary recall of the following
consumer product. Consumers
should stop using recalled prod-
ucts immediately unless other-
wise instructed. (To access color
photos of the following recalled
products, see CPSC's Web site at
www.cpsc.gov
< http://www.cpsc.gov/>.)
Name of products: Ridgid(r)
16-Gallon, Model WD 16650 2-In-
1 Blower Vac
Units: About 6,500
Manufacturer: Emerson Tool
Co., of St. Louis, Mo.
Hazard: The air intake shield
may be missing. Consumers can
suffer lacerations if they come
into contact with the intake
blower wheel.
Incidents/Injuries: Emerson
Tool Co..has received two
reports of consumers who suf-
fered lacerations to finger tips
while using these vacuums.
Description: The Ridgid(r)
16-gallon 2-In-1 Blower Vac,
Model WD16650, have light gray
drums with orange lids, gray
power heads, and black wheels.
The recalled units have the
model number and a serial num-
ber from 04104C through
04114C located on a label on the
side of the power head.
"Ridgid(r) 2 In 1 Blower Vac" is
written on the front of the units.
Sold at: Home Depot stores
and by RIDGE TOOL distributors
nationwide from April 2004
through January 2005 for about
$100.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: If the air intake
shield is missing, consumers
should stop using their'vacuum
and contact the firm for a free


repair kit.
Contact: Consumers should
call Emerson Tool Co. at (800)
372-7759 between 8 a.m. and 6
p.m. CT Monday through Friday,
or visit their Web site at
www.emersontoolcompany.co
m call.cor/>.
Name of product: GE Oval
and Double Dish Slow Cookers
Units: 600,000
Importer: Hamilton
Beach/Proctor-Silex Inc., of Glen
Allen, Va.
Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores
Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The handles on the
base of the slow cookers can
break, posing a risk of burns
from hot food spilling onto con-
sumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Hamilton
Beach and Wal-Mart have
received 531 reports of handles
breaking, including four reports
of consumers who were burned
by hot food.
Description: The recalled
slow cookers include the 4.5-
Quart Oval and 6-Quart Double
Dish models sold under the Gen-
eral Electric (GE) brand name.
The model name is printed
on the front of the units. The 4.5-
quart unit has model number
106661 and the 6-quart unit has
model number 106851. Both
models have series codes A
through D, which are printed on
the bottom along with the
model number. The base of the
slow cookers is white with an
olive or honeysuckle graphic.
Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart
stores nationwide from August
2000 through December 2002
for about $25 (4.5-quart model)
and $35 (6-quart model).
Remedy: Consumers should
stop using the product immedi-
ately andc contact Wal-Mart to


receive a replacement slow
cooker base.
Consumer Contact: Call the
Wal-Mart Slow Cooker Recall
Hotline toll-free at (888) 293-
3343 anytime or go to www.wal-
mart.com.


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has been backed up scientific
researchers. They found some
substances found naturally in
the ingredients to chicken soup
do help relieve cold symptoms.
Garlic contains a substance
that helps clear breathing pas-
sages. Garlic is also good for the
heart.
Carrots and parsnips contain
substances that help boost the
immune system and fight infec-
-tion.
Onions also contain sub-
stances that help kill bacteria.
Thyme, in addition to being
an antioxidant, helps soothe a
sore throat:
Celery helps ease coughs.
Sage contains a substance
that reduces inflammation.
Chicken contains protein to
help the body stay healthy. It
also contains substances that
help you relax and contributes
to an easier sleep, letting the
body heal itself.
Yellow squash has lots of vita-
mins and I just happen to like it.
If you don't like squash, leave it
out.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered healthy.


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$1500,
(863)357-6825
CHEV PU, '1945- $2500.
(863)675-1570.

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2700 Miles, Loaded. $4900
(863)467-1897


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dressed, exc. cond.,
$6500. (863)467-9766 aft
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