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Thursday, January 27, 2005 -Vol. 90 No. 33
At a Glance
O'Hara Restorations and the
City of Frostproof are inviting
everyone to attend the 8th
Annual Auto Extravaganza, Sat-
urday, February 19, 11 A.M.
Car Clubs that are attending
American Antique Auto Club
will be coming from various
Florida Region Clubs such as:
Naples, Highlands County,
Orlando and Tampa. Also the
Mid Ohio Model T Club, Stew-
art Hot Rod Club, Drifters of
Lakeland, Lake Wales Hot Rod
Club, and Flywheelers. Free
food goes out to the Car Club
members that bring a car.
If you would like to be a ven-
dor for the Flea Market or if you
want any more information call
Road Closures for the event
will be as follows:
East Wall Street to Lake
Avenue, Orange Avenue from
1st Street to East Wall Street
The Polk County Leisure
Services Division invites Polk
area teens to this night of music
and fun. The Teen Rock Festival
will be held on Saturday, Janu-
ary 29, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 10
p.m. at Lake Shipp Park in Win-
ter Haven (located between
Recker Hwy. and Hwy. 17).
Featured teen bands from
the Polk County area will be
Teen ROCK Fest offers Polk
teens a safe alternative to week-
end fun with live entertainment
and food. Parents, teachers,
and all adults please encourage
your teens to come out and
participate in this fun and excit-
Sing teen escapeLdAdults-wel-
f- come to stop ij and visil too!
For more information call the
Polk County Leisure Services
Division at 534-4340.
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 available
on Saturday morning from 9
AM until 11 AM as well as Mon-
day and Thursday mornings
from 9 AM until Noon. Volun-
teers with the MRP TaxAide
program will be at the Latt
Maxcy Memorial Library, Wall
Street and Magnolia Avenue, to
assist in preparing and E-filing
2004 personal Federal Income
Tax Returns. Taxpayers should
brihg with them a picture iden-
tification and Social Security
cards for all family members.
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 foi
everyone. There are no age or
The Sixth Annual Florida
African American Heritage Cel-
ebration will be held Saturday,
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, storytelling,
history presentations, ethnic
food and interactive family
For event information, call
(727) 588-6342 or www.pinel-
See Glance Page 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Bank adds two new officers
Citizens Bank and Trust
announced the addition of the
following two officers to their
organization: Robin Costello
has joined the bank as Vice
President and Branch Manager
of the Winter Haven banking
center along with Chad Tagtow,
who joins the bank as Senior
Vice President and Chief Infor-
Robin Costello has joined
Citizens Bank and Trust as Vice
President and Branch Manager
of the Winter'
ing center and '
growth, daily .
operations of d
and employee Robin Costello
The Citizens Bank and Trust
Winter Haven banking center is
located on the corner of 1st
served as a Teller
Sports: Super Soccer Season
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FMSHS 2004/2005 Lady Bulldog Varsity Soccer team: Front Row- Marisela Rivera, Car-
olina Garcia, Yurisbet Aguilar, Stephanie Heath, Brittany Smith, Judith Sanchez, Meghan
Wagner, Holly Kinchen, and Yasmin Vega. Back Row-Coach George Wrye, Adilene
Alvarado,Leslie Alvarado, Yurel Vega, Jodi Berhens, Ciera Pedreza, Kali Berhens,
Yuridia Aguilar, and Veronica Aguilar.
Submitted photo/King Smith
FMSHS 2004/2005 Lady Bulldog Junior Varsity Soccer team: Front Row-Daneli Gaitan, Angie
Anaya, Chelle Smith, Juana Gaitan, Laura ,Soyla Reyna, Murphy Adams, Becky Casteneda,
and Lacy Lambeth.Back Row-Elizabeth Rivera Brenda, Monica Aguilar, Faith Franklin, Coach
Lynne Ohlinger, Monica Montanez, Alex Cortez, Lupe Bautista, and Adely Galarza.
Lady Bulldogs Soccer season 17-0
By Coach George Wrye
As of Thursday, January 20,
the Frostproof Middle/Senior
High girls soccer team is unde-
feated. Their record in district
play is 10-0. This is the first
time in school history that we
go into the district tournament
as a #1 seed. I am very pleased
with the way the girls have
come together to play as a
After losing in last year's
district championship game in
overtime penalty kicks, our
goal all year has been to win
the district. One of our first
steps to doing this was beating
Mulberry twice this year, they
are a talented team which won
the district last year.
Our leaders offensively with
goals and assists are Adilene
Alvarado, Yuridia Aguilar, Kali
Behrens, Jodi Behrens, and
Holly Kinchen. Adding a spark
to our offense is Faith Franklin,
who in her first varsity game
scored against rival Lake
Wales. Defensively we have
been strong all year with the
See Soccer Page 2
Street and ..Banking Center Manager for the
Avenue K._ South Winter Haven Center.
Mrs. Mrs. Costello earned her A.S.
Costello in Business Admipistration ahd
brings to the Management at St. Petersburg
bank 20 years Junior College in St. Petersburg,
of banking Florida.
expertise Chad Tagtow has joined Citi-
from Bank of zens Bank and Trust as Senior
America, Vice President and Chief Infor-
where she mation Officer and is responsi-
Customer Ser- ble for all aspects of the bank's
tive, Customer information technology and sys-
r and finally as teams, including network securi-
ty and the information protec-
tion needs of the bank.
Mr. Tagtow is a graduate of
Titusville High School in
Titusville, Florida, and received
his Bachelor Degree in Comput-
er Engineering from the Univer-
sity of Central Florida. His certifi-
cations include: Certified
Information Systems Security
Professional (CISSP) ISC2, and
National Security Agency
See Bank- Page 2
for a free
The City of Frostproof is par-
ticipating in a $7000,000 federal-
ly funded grant program for con-
nection of eligible homes to the
new sewer system. In accor-
dance with State Law, all resi-
dences will be required to hook
up to the City's sewer system
within 365 days of availability
(See Statute 381.00655). There-
fore, the deadline for connecting
to the system is July 1,2005.
So far, only 50% of the
responses needed have been
received. In order to evaluate
whether your residence qualifies
for free assistance you must
bring the form that you received
in the mail or on your door,
along with copies of the
required documentation (listed
on the form) to City Hall imme-
Representatives from Angie
Brewer & Associates, L.C. will be
available at City Hall on Satur-
day, January 29, 2005 from 1:30
PM to 2:30PM to collect your
information. If your information
is not received by this time, ABA
representatives will visit your
home to collect your docu-
ments. Please have copied ready
and available for them.
If you do not participate in
this process, your residence will
not receive grant funds to offset
the cost of connection to the sys-
tem. The costs may then be
passed along to you. Please take
advantage of the cost savings
and come to City Hall at 111
West First Street, 2nd Floor on
One hundred and forty
seven students celebrated
their graduation from Warner
Southern College on Saturday,
January 15, 2005. The gradua-
tion ceremony was moved
from the college campus to
the First Assembly of God
church on Burns Avenue in
Lake Wales due to rainy
One hundred and thirty
two students received a Bach-
elor of Arts degree and three
Dr. James Moyer giving the
See WSC Page 2 Commencement Address
Florida Grouper back on menu
A Southern Seafood Tradition
and an unquestionable all-star of
true Florida cuisine will soon be
available in grocery stores and
your favorite seafood markets.
Florida grouper with its dis-
tinctive flavor and pleasing tex-
ture has been a preferred meal
choice for generations and
shows no signs of relinquishing
its unofficial title as "king of the
In November of 2004 Florida's
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission temporarily closed
grouper fishing when the annual
quota had been met. Wise and
vigilant management keeps
grouper, and other Florida
species, from being over-fished so
consumers can be certain they are
enjoying a sustainable resource.
This ebb and flow of produc-
tion allows seafood lovers to
enjoy an old fashioned sense of
seasonality. On January 1, 2005
the fishery re-opened and kicked
off the 2005 grouper season.
With the same fever of anticipa-
tion as the Beaujolais nouveau
wine season seafood consumers
are licking their lips in anticipa-
tion of fresh Florida grouper in
the early months of 2005.
Four ounces of uncooked
grouper has only 110 calories, 2
grams of fat none of which are
saturated and only 55 grams of
cholesterol. When you add the 23
grams of protein plus calcium
and iron, grouper begins to look
like the perfect food. The lean
flakey meat can be used in almost
any recipe. Because grouper
meat is so low in fat, some bast-
ing may be necessary when
grilling, broiling or baking. Fresh
grouper should be stored in the
coldest part of the refrigerator and
used with in 2 days of purchase.
For the past two years the
value of grouper to Florida's
economy has been approximate-
ly 23 million dollars eachyear. It is
a naturally renewable and sus-
tainable resource that provides
jobs and stimulates the economy.
For one of the best real Florida
seafood experiences, ask your
retailer or favorite restaurant for
Florida grouper to make sure you
are buying locally harvested fish.
Spicy Grouper Fillets
2 pounds Florida grouper fillets
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 cup graded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 teaspoons horseradish
2 tablespoons chili sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Cut fish into serving-size por-
tions; sprinkle both sides with salt
and pepper. Combine cheese,
mustard, horseradish and chili
sauce; set aside. Place fish on a
lightly-oiled broiler pan about 2
inches from source of heat;
brush with oil and broil 5-8 min-
utes or until fish flakes easily with
a fork. Place cheese mixture on
top of fish; return to broiler for 1-2
minutes or until cheese melts and
browns. Yield: 6 servings Per
serving: Calories 310, Calories
from fat 160, Total fat 18g, Satu-
rated fat 7g, Cholesterol 95mg,
Total carbohydrate 2g, Protein
The CITY OF FROSTPROOF has a new police officer Miguel
Avegno, 30, is the City of Frostproof's newest police officer.
The Frostproof Police Department Interim Police Chief, Dee
Higgins swore Officer Avegno in on Tuesday, January 4th at
10 a.m. Officer Avegno attended Santa Fe Community Col-
lege in Gainesville and received his standards. He has been
a police officer since 2000. Officer Avegno is thankful for the
opportunity to serve the citizens of Frostproof.
2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, January 27, 2005
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.
Persson Gains POW Honors
Jennie Persson, a 5'6" sophomore guard on the Lady War-
riors' squad, hit 5 of 9 from behind the arc and 6 of 14 overall
from the field in the 89-43 victory over Clearwater Christian Col-
lege on Friday night.
Persson also added two rebounds, two assists, and two
steals to accompany her 17 points in the victory. Persson is
shooting 47.7% from long distance on the season.
Jennie originates from Lulea, Sweden.
Lady Warriors Open FSC with a Win
The Lady Warriors (9-9) prevailed in their conference open-
ing game at Florida Memorial (0-11) 64-56. The game remained
close throughout the first 20 minutes, as WIU went into the
intermission with a 29-28 edge. Free throws sealed the deal for
the Lady Warriors in the second half; they hit 17 of 22 while the
Lions tallied up 5 of 11.
Tonight's scoring effort was a balanced one for Webber with
four players reaching double figures. Jennie Persson tossed in
15 points, hitting 5 of 9 from three-point land. Emilie Jarneston
added 14 points, going 6 of 7 from the charity stripe. Shalunda
Coleman contributed 13 points and seven rebounds. Ebonee
Wilson tallied up 12 points and eight boards on the night.
Leading the way for Florida Memorial was Marissa Daven-
port with 19 points and nine rebounds. Markeda Gleaton fin-
ished with a double double performance, 12 points and 10
rebounds; Gleaton also picked up seven steals. Sade Thebeau
contributed 14 points and five assists.
WIU men fall to FMC
The Warriors (1-15, 0-1) fell to the Lions of Florida Memorial
(7-14, 1-1) 82-71. WIU allowed 45 points in the first half but
raised their defense to hold FMC to just 38 in the second half.
Florida Memorial nailed 21 of 24 freethrows on the night.
The Terry Ratcliffe, who had a double double night with 16
points and 13 rebounds, led the Warrior effort. The freshmen
duo of Daniel Marsh and Jose Davila came up big once again.
Marsh tossed in 20 points. Davila earned helped out with 19
points and six rebounds.
Florida Memorial was led by Sean Banks and Rodney
Howard. Banks finished with a game-high 29 points; he also
added five rebounds, five assists, and five steals. Howard con-
tributed 21 points and seven rebounds.
WIU to host FSC All-Star baseball game
The Webber International University baseball team is set to
host the 2005 Florida Sun Conference All-Star Game on Satur-
day. The game will begin at 1pm with pre-game activities start-
ing at 10am.
The event will showcase players from: Webber International
University, Embry-Riddle University, Flagler College, Warner
Southern College, Savannah College of Art & Design, North-
-wood University, Florida Memorial College, and Saint Thomas
cUniversity..Coaches nominate players from their teams to par-
,"ticipate. The game will be an opportunity for draft-eligible play-
:ers to be seen by scouts. The teams will be coached by all of the
head coaches in their respective division.
Admission to the event is $3. WIU would like to invite every-
one to come out and support the Warriors and to enjoy an excit-
ing day of baseball.
'Relay for Life'
The 2005 Relay for Life com-
mittee held it's kick-off on Mon-
day, January 24th. Thanks to
everyone who came out and
showed support of Relay for Life.
If you were unable to make it to
the kick-off but would still like to
help with the Relay, form a team
or just need information please
call Sandy Sackett at 635-5456.
Relay For Life is also looking for
retired military people who
would be interested in participat-
ing on a team for the Relay. Please
contact Sandy Sackett at 635-
The City of Frostproof Relay for
Life team is signing up partici-
pants, if you live in, work in or vol-
unteer in the City of Frostproof
you can join our team! Contact
Christy Smith at 635-7809 for
for magnet schools
Polk County magnet and
choice school applications for
the 2005-2006 school year will
be available starting January 24,
2005. The week of January 24 to
28 is the open enrollment week
for applications. Applications
that are postmarked or received
electronically during the open
enrollment period will be a part
of the initial lottery selection for
magnet and choice school stu-
dents. Applications received
January 29 through February 18
will be assigned a waiting list
number based on the date
Applications will be available
online at www.polk-
fl.net/schoolchoice, any magnet
or choice school in your area, or
the District Office in Bartow. For
additional information, contact
the Office of School Choice at
Continued From Page 1
John Alexander with the Frost-
proof Historic Committee is proud
to announce the performance of
Davis Gaines at 7 p.m. on Saturday,
March 12th. This will be a fundrais-
er to benefit the restoration efforts
of the old Frostproof High School /
City Hall Building. For ticket infor-
The location for January 25
school board meeting has been
changed to accommodate a
public hearing to consider the
proposed rezone of southeast
Winter Haven in anticipation of
a new elementary school open-
ing in August 2005. Both the
school board meeting and
rezone public hearing will be
held at Pinewood Elementary,
1400 Gilbert Street, Eagle Lake.
The school board meeting
begins at 5 p.m. with the rezone
public hearing beginning at 5:30
p.m. The school is not yet
named but is located off of
County Road 653, south of
Eloise Loop Road. Elementary
schools impacted.from the pro-
posed rezone are Alturas, Eagle
Lake, Elbert, Garden Grove,
Garner, Hillcrest, Inwood, Lake
Shipp, Pinewood, Snively and
Wahneta. The proposed
rezones are available on the Polk
nation please call 635-7855 and
ask for Brad Hutzelman.
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.
schools homepage, www.polk-
fl.net, by clicking the heading
"PROPOSED elementary school
rezoning" under the "News and
Headlines" heading. Informa-
tion: Diana Myrick, 534-0642, or
Brenda Taguri, 534-0716.
Public hearing to consider
revisions to student progression
Immediately following the
above mentioned January 25
rezone hearing, the school
board will hold a public hearing
to consider mid-year revisions to
the 2004-2005 Student Progres-
sion Plan. Information: Bruce
of the Citrus and Chemical Bank,
600 North Broadway Ave., Bar-
tow. Information: Kay Fields,
Board Chair, 534-0529.
The school district's policy
manual committee will meet to
discuss changes to the policy
manual. The meeting will be
held on Wednesday, February 9,
3 to 5 p.m. in the superinten-
dent's conference of the district
administrative office, 1915 South
Floral Avenue, Bartow. Informa-
tion: Wes Bridges, 534-0773.
School board meeting
The school board will meet
with county commission to dis-
cuss the coordination of school
planning and growth. The meet-
ing will be held on Thursday,
February 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. in
the third floor conference room
The Frostproof Lions Club
meets each month on the second
and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the
Orange Box Cafe on Highway 27.
Anyone who wishes to join is invit-
ed to attend.
The Frostproof Area Chamber
of Commerce and the City of Frost-
proof are working together to build
The time of the February 22
school board meeting has been
changed. The meeting will begin
at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of
the school district administrative
office, 1915 South Floral
Avenue, Bartow. Information:
JoAnne Clanton, 534-0521.
a Habitat for Humanity House in
the Frostproof 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.
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.
olina Garcia, Sierra Pedraza, YurelVega. Runner-Up) to 17-0 thus far this
So0 cer Yurisbet Aguilar, and Stephanie I am really proud of the year. This team has played with
Heath. I appreciate all the girls progress this team has made in heart and character all year and
Continued From Page 1 hard work on the field and in the the past 3 years. One of the ben- the school and community can
tough play of Yurel Vega, classroom. efits of the middle school and be proud of the fact that they
Meghan Wagner, Judith We will be graduating three high school being on the same represent Frostproof. I feel truly
Sanchez, Brittany Smith, and the seniors this year, they will be campus is it allows the girls to oth rtunit
goal keeping of Veronica missed for all they have added to play together for several years. blessed to have the opportunity
Aguilar. Coming off the bench to our program. Thank you Jodi We went from 9-8-5 two years to coach such a wonderful
add to our attack has been Car- Behrens, Sierra Pedraza, and ago to 17-5-2 last year (District group of young ladies.
SC the Communication Arts Depart- Work, inducted the graduates Master degree in Business
W S, C. ent and is Warner Southern's into the Warner Southern Col- Administration. The three largest
.._- _-_.R.ofessor of the Year for 2004, lege Alumni Association. The departments,are Business, Bible
Continued From Page 1 gave the Commencement Young Americans and Collegiate & Church Ministry and-Teacher
earned an Associate of' Arli Adress. Dr. Gregory Hall, Presi- Chorale provided special music. Education.
degree. ITelve were awarded dent, and Dr. William Rigel, Warner Southern College,
the Master of Business Adminis- Executive Vice President, pre- founded in 1968, is a Christian Warner Southern College is
tration degree. There were 34 sented the candidates for gradu- liberal arts college. The campus accredited by the Commission
students who graduated with action and conferred the degrees, is located five miles south of on Colleges of the Southern
academic honors. Carolyn McLeod, a 1998 gradu- Lake Wales on Highway 27. The Association of Colleges and
ate of Warner Southern and college offers more than 20 Schools to award the Associate,
Dr. James Moyer, who chairs Associate Professor of Social bachelor's degree majors and a Bachelor, and Master Degrees.
Continued From Page 1
INFOSEC Assesment Methodolo-
gy (IAM) NSA.
Mr. Tagtow most recently
worked with Raytheon in St.
Petersburg, Florida, as Lead Net-
work Security Engineer and
Information Assurance Archi-
tect. He was the architectural
design lead for the Navy Marine
Corps Intranet project's transi-
tion team and led vulnerability
assessment, and penetration test
teams in Security Test and Evalu-
ation activities for Network
Operation Centers, Server
Farms, and sites, totaling over
His previous experience
includes serving as Network
Design Engineer for Boeing
Aerospace at Kennedy Space
Center, Florida. In this capacity,
he developed and implemented
network security policy for the
Boeing Payloads Operation Net-
work (PON) contract at Kennedy
Space Center and provided Net-
work Security, Hardware, and
Software support for over 2,000
systems on the PON.
"We could not be more
pleased to add key officers with
Robin and Chad's talents to our
staff," said Greg Littleton, Presi-
dent of Citizens Bank and Trust.
"We continue to strive to provide
our customers with the best
service and products possible,
and the addition of Robin and
Chad to our team will greatly
assist us in doing just that."
Citizens Bank and Trust has
250 million in assets with 8
banking centers in east Polk
County. A ninth banking center
is presently under construction
at the corner of Highway 27 and
Chalet Suzanne Road in Lake
Wales, just north of Eagle Ridge
Mall. The Bank continues to be
recognized for its Safety and
Soundness by Bauer Financial
Services, a bank rating company,
who has rated Citizens Bank a 5-
Star rated bank for 58 consecu-
tive quarters. Citizens Bank is the
oldest bank in the county, estab-
lished in 1920 and has been
under the same family manage-
ment since that time.
Last week photos of the-What a Lemon! Mr. Jerry Byrd's
name was typed incorrectly (Jermy Byrd).
presented by PC
The Polk County Leisure Ser-
vices Division presents "Sweet-
heart Swing," a USO canteen
party, on Saturday February 12,
2005 from 6-10 PM at the Polk
County Historical Museum. The
event will feature a five piece
swinging jazz band, swing dance
lessons, a military exhibit, refresh-
ments, and door prizes.
Swingtime out of St. Peters-
burg, Florida will be providing the
entertainment for the evening
with the exciting and very popular
Pepper & Fine Thyme band,
swing dance instructors, and
swing dance performers. Guest
will receive an hour swing dance
lesson, followed by three hours of
live entertainment. The Restaura-
teurs of Downtown Bartow will
be serving up a variety of deli-
cious foods, from warm appetiz-
ers to ice cream sodas.
Enjoy the nostalgia of the
1940's as we transport you back
in time when USO canteens
brought lasting emotional
impressions to our young Ameri-
can service members deployed
overseas. The cost of this event is
$12.00 for a single ticket or $20.00
per couple. Proceeds of the event
will be directly benefiting "Opera-
tion USO Care Package." The
package includes toiletries, sun-
screen, phone-cards, cameras,
and other amenities. These pack-
ages are being delivered to mem-
bers of the U.S. Armed Forces
deployed around the world to
show them that they have not
been forgotten and to provide a
touch of home.
To purchase your tickets in
advance visit the Leisure Service
Division office at 515 East Boule-
vard Street in Bartow or the His-
torical Museum at.100 East Main
Street in Bartow. Tickets are limit-
ed. For more information on this
event please call 863-534-4340 or
visit us on the web at www.polk-
county.net. 1940's era or military
dress is encouraged.
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Florida Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson was told by
growers during a tour of South
Florida tomato farms.
"I was shocked to see acre
upon acre of unharvested toma-
toes," Bronson said after visiting
tomato farms in Homestead.
"The perception of a tomato
shortage still remains in the mind
of the public. As a result, con-
sumers aren't buying tomatoes,
retail grocers and restaurants
aren't placing orders, and our
growers are facing disaster
because they can't sell their
Bronson said that, while there
was a short-term shortage of
tomatoes immediately after the
state's destructive hurricane sea-
son, Florida's farmers replanted
and there now is an abundance of
ness following the hurricanes, Dut
are now frustrated as their crop
remains in the field because they
can't find buyers," Bronson said.
"Even with this abundant tomato
supply, we're still hearing stories
that some restaurants and fast-
food establishments are still limit-
ing tomatoes or not serving them
Retail grocery prices for toma-
toes, which had peaked at nearly
$4 per pound in October and
November, have begun returning
to more normal levels. Bronson
was told by growers that they are
receiving 15 to 20 cents per
pound for their tomatoes.
Bronson told growers he has
directed his Division of Marketing
and Development to assist them
in moving the current tomato
crop into the marketplace.
S"We want American con-
sumers to know that Florida is
age corporaut uuyers uor grocery
chains and restaurants to move
swiftly to help satisfy consumers'
pent-up demand for this delicious
and healthy product."
Florida's devastating hurricane
season which destroyed toma-
toes in the field and delayed plant-
ing of new crops had con-
tributed to a short-term shortage
of fresh tomatoes in much of the
country. The situation was exac-
erbated by problems in other
tomato-producing areas (heavy
rains during the harvest season in
California and a continuing pest
problem in Mexico). As a result,
many consumers saw empty
tomato bins in their grocery
stores or restaurant menus indi-
cating that tomatoes were avail-
able only by special request or, in
some cases, not at all.
An unprecedented four major
hurricanes Charley, Frances,
temper, leaving in meir wake
uprooted crops, -flooded fields
and a battered infrastructure.
Many Florida tomato growers
replanted their crops after Charley
and Frances only to see them
destroyed sooi after by Jeanne.
"Florida's farmers have rebuilt,
replanted and revived much of
our state's agriculture industry,"
Bronson said. "This is vital not
only for our state but for the entire
nation, since Florida farmers pro-
duce 80 percent of this country's
domestically grown vegetables
during the winter months."
Corporate buyers wishing to
locate Florida tomato suppliers
should contact the Florida Depart-
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facilities with existing open-heart programs.
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Jan. 30 1981 Sept. 9, 2000
The Broken Chain
We little knew that morning that God was going to call you name
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone;
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, you love is still our guide;
And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same;
but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.
Si We Love You,
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FFA Youth Fair and Alumni Auction considered a success
What a big success the Alumni
Dinner and Auction was this past
weekend. During the Mini Fair on
Friday night many students
showed up to exhibit their swine
and cattle. The show was based
on showmanship, which is the
exhibitor's ability to present their
animals in front of a judge. There
were 18 hog exhibitors and 12
beef exhibitors. Jessica Hall won
Grand Champion Senior Show-
manship and Eddie Grissom won
Reserved Champion Senior
Showmanship for beef cattle.
Kasie Robarts won Grand Cham-
pion Junior Showmanship and
Phillip Rucks won Reserved
Champion Junior Showmanship,
also for beef cattle. Austin Walker
won Grand Champion Junior
Showmanship and Zach Jenkins
won Reserved Champion Junior
Showmanship for swine. Scarlett
McCullers won Grand Champion
Senior Showmanship and Brent
Costello won Reserved Champi-
on for Showmanship with swine.
We would like to give a big thanks
to our judges, Michelle Parmer,
Bartow Middle Ag Teacher who
judged the swine and Gaylin
Bryson from Latt Maxcy Corp.
who judged the beef. The judges
also took time to instruct each
student on how they can improve
their showing abilities.
The Auction and Dinner was
held Saturday afternoon. There
was a big turn out for the dinner
which was served by Alumni
members and FFA students vol-
inteering their, time to help out
the FFA alumni. Many adults and
students worked hard in prepar-
ing the meal. The auction was
also a huge success. Big thanks to
all the businesses which donated
items to be auctioned off and to
the many students who, baked
cakes. Mr. Maurice Rayon served
once again as our auctioneer and
he kept the bids going and the
Most of all the Alumni and the
FFA wish to thank the members
Youth Fair Swine Exhibitors- Left to Right: Brent Costello,
David Boggs, Mark Lee, Stevie Buchanan, Makayla White,
Andrew Ratliff, Amanda Blocker, Trey Crumbly, Ethan Walk-
er, & Davis Ellis (Exhibitors are listening to the results after
showing their hogs).
of the Frostproof community
who came out to support the din-
ner and auction. It is through
your generosity that we are able
to help our students with their
various activities throughout the
year. Hope to see you again next
Written by Vanessa Carter; FFA
Music on the Promenade in February
The City of Lakeland will play
host to southern blues guitarist
James Peterson during Lakeland
Electric's Music on the Promenade
on Friday, February 18, 2005, from
6 p.m. 9 p.m. during the FREE
The monthly music series takes
place at the Lake Mirror amphithe-
ater which is between Hollis Gar-
den and the Lake Mirror Center.
The event is free to the public and
families are encouraged to attend.
There will be food and drink ven-
dors on site so bring a blanket and
enjoy the lake setting with music
under the stars.
James Peterson will bring his
gritty style of southern-fried blues
to the series. The renowned gui-
tarist will thrill the audience with a
deep gospel drenched singing style
reminiscent of his role models
Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf,
Jimmy Reed, and B.B. King. Peter-
son said, "I am very excited about
this gig and I will definitely put on a
show." He added, "There may be
some guitarists out there that are
better skilled at the six string but I
will out perform guys half my age."
The entirely self-taught guitarist,
singer and songwriter, has been
praised for his live performances.
e has become a master show-
man who has learned from the
best and knows how to work an
audience. He is also the father of
renowned bluesman "Lucky"
De Lei'ed Parrots (Caribbean)
March 18, 2005
On March 18, 2005 the De
Lei'ed Parrots will take the stage to
whisk the audience away to a tropi-
cal paradise. The entertaining band
performs oldies, reggae, and dance
tunes with a tropical flair. The De
Lei'ed Parrots create onstage
excitement that makes each show
an event. Audiences are always
amazed at the versatility of music
Ricky A. Whaley Jr.
Air Force Airman 1st Class
Ricky A. Whaley Jr. has graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, .San
During the six weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization, and
military customs and courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship, field
training exercises, and special
training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who com-
plete basic training earn credits
of the Air
He is the
son of Rick
Air Force Airman, Sherwodd
1st Class Ricky Drive, Lake
A. Whaley Jr. Wales, Fla.,
Whaley of Davis Court, Bartow,
Whaley is a 2004 graduate of
Lake Wales High School.
that this high-energy band is able to
perform, and every song will have
the crowd thinking about the sand,
the surf and a Caribbean island.
Sponsored by the Tampa Bay
Parrot Head Club (Jimmy Buffet's
official fan club), the band per-
formed at the pre-Jimmy Buffet
concert at the St. Pete Times Forum
in 2004, and continues to play at
local Parrot Head favorites.
Michael Bell with special guest
Raiford Starke (Blues) April 15,
Michael Bell will bring his per-
sonal recipe of rhythm and blues to
the stage on April 15, 2005. He has
been performing in the area for
years. Bell is famous for his excep-
tional slide guitar and his special
blend of folk, blues and southern
Bell will perform with special
guest Raiford Starke who- has
emerged as one of South Florida's
most entertaining musical artists.
Critics and fans praise his funky
style that combines blues, country,
folk, and rock and roll. He has
opened for national artist like
Willie Nelson, John Anderson,
Leon Russell and others.
Lakeland Electric's Music on the
Promenade is proudly sponsored
by The Ledger, the City of Lake-
land, Lakeland Parks & Recreation
Department, Center Door Produc-
tions and Lakeland Electric. Park-
ing is available at the Lake Mirror
Center's parking lot and in the
Iowa Street parking garage. No.
glass bottles within the park please.
For more information regarding
the series, contact Kevin Cook at
Ms. Pirjo Helena Restina of
Winter Haven announces the
engagement of her daughter Pia
Kaarina Restina, to Mr. Ben Hill
Griffin IV of Frostproof. Miss Resti-
na is also the daughter of the late
Alec Peter Restina, Jr. of Frost-
proof. Mr. Griffin is the son of Ms.
Dorothy Brown Griffin of Frost-
proof and Mr. Ben Hill Griffin III of
Frostproof. A May wedding is
Miss Restina graduated from
Rhode Island School of Design
and is the art teacher at Dale Fair
Elementary School in Babson
Park. Mr. Griffin graduated from
Ben Hill Griffin IV/ Pla Kaari-
Florida Southern College and is
the president of Ben Hill Griffin
Inc. in Frostproof.
Mae and Virginia
Mae and Virginia Underwood
of Frostproof, infant twins, died
Friday, January 21, 2005, at
Arnold Palmer Hospital.
Survivors include Mother and
Father Jenny Brooks and Clay
Underwood of Frostproof;
Maternal Grandparents Donald
and Donna Brooks of Babson
Park, FL., Maternal Great Grand-
father Jack Brooks of Frostproof;
Paternal Grandparents Ricky and
Lori Underwood of Frostproof;
Paternal Great Grandparents
Betty Underwood of Frostproof,
Carl Thornton of Roan Moun-
tain, TN., and Barbara Thornton
of Frostproof; Paternal Great
Great Grandparents Kyle Banner,
of New Lands, NC., and Mable
McElroy of Frostproof. Graveside
funeral services were held. Tues-
day, January 25, 2005 at the Sil-
ver Hill Cemetery; there is no
scheduled visitation. Marion Nel-
son Funeral Home of Frostproof,
Florida is in charge of arrange-
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needs battery, $325
FIREWOOD- over a cord of
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BEDROOM SET, Wooden,
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Coffee Table, 2 end tables
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new will sac. $250
TABLE, Leaf, 5 chairs, cloth/
wood, 5yr Kenmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
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If you notice your dog licking
concrete or eating dirt, Fido
might just be craving something
Pets, like people, can have
cravings, and the displaying of
an abnormal appetite known as
pica. Not unlike a pregnant
woman craving hot fudge on
jalapeno peppers, pica can be
triggered by a nutritional defi-
ciency or Fido's weird behavior
may be an indication that he is
just plain bored.
"True pica is defined as com-
pulsive eating of non-nutritive
substances such as ice, dirt,
plaster, gravel, flaking paint, or
laundry starch, and can be com-
pared to the unusual cravings in
pregnant women due to nutri-
tional deficiencies," says Dr.
Michael D. Willard, a professor
in the College of Veterinary Med-
icine and Biomedical Sciences,
Texas A&M University.
"More commonly seen in
dogs than in cats, pica can be an
underlying symptom associated
with some type of gastrointesti-
nal problem or mineral deficien-
cy that can be treated."
Willard says that sometimes
pica gets confused with behav-
ioral oddities that cats and dogs
often display, not unlike their
"Some animals just develop
weird habits, which can be com-
pared to humans who crack
their knuckles, grind their teeth
or chew on ice," explains
Willard. "This is especially true
in animals that are kept con-
fined. Out of boredom, they may
take up odd habits like ingesting
cloth, underwear, socks, and
chewing on rocks."
More of a behavioral problem
than true pica, eating foreign
objects can be dangerous to
your pet's health.
"Ingesting foreign objects,
especially linear foreign objects
such as cloth, string and panty
hose, can produce life-threaten-
ing blockages in your pet's intes-
tines," according to Willard.
"Panty hose is an absolutely hor-
rible foreign object.
What happens is that one
end goes trailing off into the
intestine and the intestine
bunches up around it. It can
cause major problems such as
perforation and leakage in the
The eating of most foreign
objects wouldn't be considered
pica, says Willard. "For example,
cats just love to play with string
and thread, that's not really pica.
Most foreign objects are not the
result of pica, but rather the
result of boredom, a young
puppy's natural tendency to
chew everything in reach, or a
cat's fascination with thread or
string," Willard says. "Pica is
really an animal's craving for
true food substances, things
they are trying to get nutrition
Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a profes-
sor and animal behaviorist in the
College of Veterinary Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences, offers
some valuable tips to pet own-
ers that will help keep Fido away
from harmful objects.
Beaver says the more often
an animal gets to do a behavior,
the more the behavior is rein-
forced. So the key is to try to pre-
vent or discourage bad habits
from the beginning. "For exam-
ple, you don't just occasionally
let your dog chew on a shoe it
should never get a shoe," she
If a bad habit has already
been established, the best thing
to do is to prevent access to the
materials the animal is eating.
"That either means it can
wear a muzzle, so that it physi-
cally cannot get to those materi-
als, or it means confining it away
from those types of materials,"
according to Beaver. "At the
same time, you can try and offer
it other acceptable chew objects
such as leather rawhides. If the
pet likes those, it may be very
the other things alone. But you
should still confine it away from
those other potentially danger-
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