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Thursday, June 16,2005 -Vol. 91 No. I Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents
At a Glance
The Frostproof Chamber of
Commerce will host their
monthly luncheon Tuesday,
June 21 at noon, at the Depot,
located at 118 East Wall Street.
Guest speaker will be Tom
Patton. Cost is $8. For more
information call 635.9112.
Athens Baptist Church of
6510 West Bereah Road, Fort
Meade, FL 33841 will be hav-
ing its 96th Annual Home-
coming. Rev. R.L. Polk will be
providing the worship service
on Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 11
am. A covered dish lunch will
follow. The community and
past members are invited.
Come celebrate the Fourth
of July in Frostproof, spon-
sored by the City of Frostproof
and the Frostproof Chamber
The City of Frostproof is
looking for Vendors for the
Fourth of July Celebration. If
you are interested in being a
vendor on the Fourth please
come to City Hall and fill out
the vendor application form.
This year we are also host-
ing a barbecue cook off on the
shores of Lake Clinch. If you
would like to participate in the
cook off please come to City
Hall to get the rules and fill out
the registration form. The win-
ner of the barbecue contest
will receive a cash prize.
For further information call
Brad Hutzelman at 635-7855.
The Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library will host an entertain-
ing show by the "Jiggleman"
on Friday, June 17th at 3 pm.
This show is also open to the
public. On July 8th at 3, the
Florida Aquarium will be here
to present an interactive show
called River Connections. This
is open to the public. July 29,
the library will host a back to
school program put on by the
Polk County Sheriffs Dept
called Danger Stranger. There
will be fingerprinting kits avail-
able for parents to take home
and do with their children.
This is open to the public.
High school students can
receive community service
hours by volunteering during
the week long program. Reg-
istration is requested. Any
questions or inquiries, call the
library at 635-7857.
Graduated students with a
certificate of completion from
a Polk County public high
school wishing to retake the
communications or mathe-
matics .section of the High
School Competency Test
(HCST) must register by June
24 for the tests. The mathe-
matics section will be given
June 28 and the communica-
tions section on June 29. Call
Eileen Schofield at 534-0688 to
register and for information.
Graduation video for the
F.H.S. Class of 2005 can be
ordered from Frostproof Mid-
dle/Senior High School. TV
Productions taped the cere-
mony and added some senior
memorabilia to it. Order
forms are in the FMSHS
office. Cost is $10 per video.
The videos are a fundraiser for
. the TV production program at
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Online news & information
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Mayor urges preparation
Like it or not it's that time
again, Hurricane Season.
Frostproof Mayor Damon
Nicholson urges residents to be
prepared for the 2005 Hurricane
Officially hurricane season is
June 1st through November
30th. As we prepare for the
upcoming season many resi-
dents are still dealing with prob-
lems caused by last year's
unprecedented three hurricanes
that hit our area. We all received
"on the job training" during last
year's hurricanes but it is impor-
tant to remember a few things as
this hurricane season approach-
For most residents of Frost-
proof you can shelter in your
own home. If you shelter in place
make sure to pick a room with
no windows that is in a central
location in your home. Places to
consider are a bathroom, a clos-
et, a doorway or a stairwell.
Cover exterior windows with
storm shutters or plywood. Pick
up and place in a secure location
anything that can be picked up
by the winds and turned in to a
projectile. Fuel up all vehicles
and generators and have a supply
of fuel in cases of extended
power outages. It may take sever-
al days to weeks for power to be
restored as you remember from
last year. Tarps may be needed to
cover any holes in your roof that
may result from the high winds
or downed trees. A radio with
extra batteries is a must to stay
informed about current condi-
tions. Flashlights with extra bat-
teries are also an essential part of
your Emergency Kit. If you do use
a generator during periods of
power outages remember to
place the unit outside. Placement
of the generator indoors will
cause high levels of carbon diox-
See Hurricanes Page 2
Summer Programs: Children enjoy Camp and Library
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Staff photo/Cindy Monk
Over forty-five children attended Day Camp sponsored by the Frostproof Recreation Depart-
ment on Monday, June 13. The Summer program offers a variety of activities for children
ages 6-12, Monday through Friday. Program counselors are: Donna Nicholson, Tina O'Neal,
Heather Fritz, Katie Norris, Zack Bass, Carlton Thomas, Joe Blahnik and Adrian Elcerio.
Staff photo/Cindy Monk
Karissa (L) and Kara Clark (R) were drawing flowers with
sidewalk chalk Monday, June 13. The Clark sisters were
attending the Frostproof Summer Recreation program.
Staff photo/Cindy Monk
Ashley Garcia is pictured
here smelling a Magnolia
Blossom at the Latt Maxcy
Memorial Library Summer
program Monday, June
13. Children of all ages
will be participating in
several upcoming activi-
ties at the library.
taff photo/Cindy Monk
Children enjoyed the story time with Marty Blackwell at Latt Maxcy Memorial Library on
Monday, June 13. Mrs. Blackwell is employed by Historic Bok Sanctuary and came to
teach the children about the Bok Tower and the Gardens.
Staff photo/Cindy Monk
The Open Door on Scenic owners Tammy Ard, Donna
Respress and Holly McCraw were pleased with the atten-
dance of the Frostproof Chambers Business After Hours
gathering held at their new shop, last Thursday evening.
opens in town
The Grand Opening of The tea, cookies, muffins, and other
Open Door on Scenic was held enticing confections. Gifts for
on Saturday, June 11. The new family and friends can also be
coffee/gift shop is owned by purchased at The Open Door
Tammy Ard, Holly McCraw and On Scenic.
Donna Respress and is located Tammy, Holly and Donna
at 215 N. Scenic Highway,plan to extend the hours and
downtown Frostproof. The lan to extend the hours and
hour are Monday through Fri-. menu in the near future. For
day, 7 AM until 2 PM and Satur- more information call 635-
day, 8 AM until. The shop fea- 9588. Please stop by for a
tures Barnie's coffee and. sweet treat and browse
coolers, ice tea and flavored through the gift shop.
for Pre-K program
The First United Methodist
Child Care Center has been
approved by the State of Florida
to provide VPK's (Voluntary
Pre-K) 540 Hours of instruc-
Their program will run
Tuesday Thursday 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. They will be taking
up to 12 children this first year.
Their wrap around care rate
will be $45 per week plus a $30.
supply and a $30. registration
fee, (one time only).
VPK is for any child who
will be four years old by Sep-
Stacy Leech, the Director of
the center will be teaching the
class. If you are interested in
registering your child or need
more information please call
Stacy at the center at 635-7778.
Applications are available at
the Frostproof Elementary
School's main office on 3rd
Street or you may go online at
Availability is on a first
come, first serve basis. We only
have two slots available for part
time care at this time.
See VPK Page 2
New City Manager faces
By MaryAnn Morris
A claim of sexual harass-
ment was made by Frostproof's
Assistant City Manager, Stella
Heath, against her boss newly-
hired City Manager, Elly John-
son at a Frostproof City Council
meetingFriday, June 3,2005.
Ms. Heath,-a resident of Bab-
son Park and Executive Director
of the Frostproof Chamber of
Commerce had been working
as Interim City Manager since
August 2004 in the wake of the
resignation of the previous
manager, Jeff Brown. Mr.
Brown resigned in August 2004,
shortly after the city was hit by
The City of Frostproof which
is looking forward to a period of
strong growth, hired Mr. John-
son who has 37 years experi-
ence in city management. He
began work with the City of
Frostproof just over a month
ago in April, 2005.
The City of Frostproof has
hired an independent investiga-
tor to look into the matter, as
recommended by City Attorney
"This particular investigator
came very will recommended,"
said Mr. Haas, "A thorough and
expeditious investigation will
"We will continue with our
plans to meet on Monday with
department heads and City
Council members to set the
City's goals and priorities," said
Mr. Johnson in a telephone
interview Friday, June 10. "I
hope this matter is resolved
quickly. My wife is very upset
since no actual filing has
occurred, yet the story
appeared in the (Lakeland)
Ms. Heath's attorney, Mr. Al
Smith of Winter Haven,
reached by telephone Wednes-
day, June 8, would not com-
ment on any details of the alle-
Rotary welcomes new member
Frostproof Rotary Club's newest member Tania Kadrovach
(center) was recently installed by President Judy Brown (left)
and her sponsor, Bea Reifeis (right). Tania is the owner of
Curves located on North Lake Reedy Boulevard.
2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, June 16,2005
Speak Out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call (863) 635-2171 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.
Why aren't there public
restrooms at Lake Clinch?
My family and I planned to spend Memorial Day basking in
the sun and enjoying a cool swim down at Clinch Lake. I was
appalled to learn there were no public restrooms provided. I
witnessed someone dropping their shorts and using the lake-
side to relieve themselves. With summer just around the corner
and children out of school Clinch Lake usually is enjoyed by
many. It's a shame that there aren't public facilities provided
and maintained by the City or County. I understand the City's
planning to hold the annual Fourth of July celebration at Clinch
Lake. Will restrooms be provided at that time, because City offi-
cials will be spending time at the lake on the Fourth? One might
wonder, how healthy is the lake water to swim in! Who's
responsible to provide facilities?
Think of your pets!
I address this to all, that ride around in their pickup trucks,
with their dogs tied in the back of their trucks. My husband and
I witnessed a horrible sight last Saturday evening in Frostproof.
We were stopped at a stop sign waiting on a truck to pass
by; we pulled out after he had gone by. I noticed something
flapping on the side of his truck and then I realized that it was a
dog hanging by a rope on the side of the truck, fighting for his
life. My husband tried to get the attention of the person driving
the truck to stop. By the time we could get him to stop it looked
like the dog had given up. Right before the man pulled over, the
rope broke, and the dog fell to the ground, the dog was not
So folks, if you feel that you have to have your dog in the
back of the truck, make it safer for their ride. I know I have yet
to get that sight out of my head. Itwas horrible.
Be prepared throughout hurricane season:
Keep your car's gas tank full.
Don't let it get below half a tank
without refilling. When a hurri-
cane watch is declared, there may
be a gas shortage. If you plan to
evacuate, you will need enough
gasoline to get you out of the hur-
If you live in a low-lying area
or a home that was damaged by
the 2004 storms and has not been
repaired, you should make plans
to stay elsewhere during a storm.
Depending on the severity of the
storm, mobile home dwellers
may be asked to evacuate. Make
plans now to stay with friends, rel-
atives or a hotel. Use the county's
hurricane shelters as a last resort.
Shelters provide protection to
save your life, but are usually
crowded and uncomfortable. If
you do go to a shelter, you will
need to take your own bedding as
you will have to sleep on the floor.
a Keep cash on hand. If you
have to evacuate, you will need
cash. If the power is out, the ATM
machines will not work and
banks will be closed. Don't wait
until the last minute to get cash,
as the ATM machines may run
Buy extra batteries for all
battery operated items you will
want to use if power is out. This
includes flashlights, radios, televi-
sions and battery-operated toys.
Make sure you have the right size
batteries for each item. If you
haven't put batteries in the radio
in more than a year, you may for-
get if it takes "C" or "D" cell bat-
teries. Make a list before you
Put all important documents
(insurance documents, birth cer-
tificates, marriage license, auto
titles, etc.) in a waterproof bag or
box and place it where you can
easily find it so you can take it
with you if you have to evacuate.
Document your possessions,
with a list and with photos or
videotape. Take photos of home -
inside and out and any other
buildings on your property.
Should your home be destroyed,
you will need proof of what was
lost to show to the insurance
company. Put the list and photos
with your other important docu-
Decide in advance what you
will do with animals if a hurricane
is headed your way. If you plan to
evacuate and take pets with you,
make sure you have a place for
them. Pets are not allowed at hur-
ricane shelters, but some hotels
do allow guests to bring pets.
Livestock (horses and cattle) are
generally safer out in an open
field than in a barn. If animals are
in a barn and the barn collapses,
they can be trapped or crushed.
Left in an open field, horses and
cattle with use their own instincts
to survive most just put their
backs to the wind and keep eat-
ing. If possible, mark livestock
(for example, with a waterproof
tag attached to a halter) and pho-
tograph animals to help identify
lost animals should fences be
destroyed by falling trees.
County seeks pet friendly shelters
The Polk County Emergency
Management Division is seeking
assistance from the private or
business community in locating a
facility that could be utilized as a
pet friendly shelter in the event
that another hurricane threatens
Polk County. A pet friendly shelter
is intended to house both humans
and pets. In this environment, res-
idents can bring their pets to the
shelter and remain close by to
attend to them during their stay.
Pets must be kept in an approved
To date, county staff has
reviewed several options for a pet
friendly shelter location and has
More hurricanes predicted for the 2005 season
The 2004 hurricane season age, but across the entire state, most of the scientific analysis of our forecast upward from our
was a learning experience for From 1970 to 2000 Florida's tropical storm patterns suggests early December forecast and
many Floridians. population increased 150 per- long-term there will be a much may further raise our prediction
According to the Florida cent, according to the Office of higher incidence of hurricane in our later updates if we can be
Department of Financial Ser- Economic and Demographic activity, sure El Nifio conditions will not
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vices has published a study "The
Difference a Decade Makes" In
1992 Hurricane Andrew caused
$20.5 billion in today's dollars in
a small area of the state. In 2004
four hurricanes caused about
the same dollar amount of dam-
Research of the Florida Legisla-
ture. It is estimated to increase
another 46 percent in the next
25 years. The majority of Flori-
da's population arrived during
years when there was relatively
little hurricane activity. Today,
"we foresee an above-aver-
age hurricane season for the
Atlantic basin in 2005, said the
April 1, 2005 report by William
M. Gray and Paul J. Klotzbach,
researchers with the University
of Colorado. "We have adjusted
develop. ne probability o0 one
major (category 3-4-5) hurri-
cane landfall for the east coast
including the Florida peninsula
is 53 percent as compared to 31
percent average for the last cen-
been unable to find a facility that
meets the required criteria. Facili-
ty requirements include a build-
ing of at least 10,000 square feet
of open floor space that is, or
could be, divided into two sepa-
rate housing areas. One area
would be designated for humans-
the other for pets. Additionally,
the facility must meet current
building code requirements; have
bathroom facilities and ample
If you are interested in provid-
ing a space for this critical need,
please contact the Emergency
Management Office at (863) 534-
5-00 for further details.
Sallie Marie Gravley Sigismondi,
77, of Catonsville, Md., peacefully
passed on Thursday, May 26, 2005
at her home. She sustained a work
related injury in 1979, and as a
result of the trauma faced each day
in chronic, debilitating pain.
She was born on Feb. 11, 1928
in East Fork, N.C..
She attended Brevard College,
and graduated from Baltimore's
Sinai School of Nursing class of
She was a Registered Nurse. She
had a giving heart, and she loved to
share. She enjoyed baking and gar-
She was preceded in death by
her Father and Mother; William W
Gravley and Mattie H. Gillespie
Gravley of Brevard.
Survivors include daughter,
Katherine J. Schultz and husband,
Michael; son, Vincent Anthony
Sigismondi, Jr.; sister, Ada Lee
Smith; two brothers, Ernest D.
Gravley of Brevard, and Leon
"Pinkey" Gravley of Frostproof, Fla.;
and numerous nieces and
Her final wish was to donate her
body to Medical Science. In lieu of
flowers, please give donations in
her honor to the Sinai Nurses Alum-
ni Association c/o Sinai Hospital,
2401 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore,
Md. 21215, orto the localSPCA.
Continued From Page 1
Applications must be filled out
and sent in along with proof of resi-
dence and do cumentation of
child's age. The county will then
issue a voucher which must be
taken to First United Methodist
Child Care Center 150 DeVane
Firs Tim Offringat Pbli
ON-SITE AND ON-LINE
Sat., July 9, Noon
200 Acres Wll Sell in 5 Acre Tracts
Continued From Page 1
ide to accumulate in your home
and could possibly lead to death.
Never hook a generator directly to
your electrical panel box. Contact
a professional electrician to make
the proper connection point for
Residents living in mobile
homes or in areas that are prone
to flooding should make arrange-
ments with a family member or
friend to stay with during the hur-
ricane. Emergency shelters
should be your shelter of last
If you are going to leave the
area make sure to leave in plenty
of time to get to your destination.
Factors to consider are distance of
travel, probability of traffic con-
gestion, and path of the storm.
Make sure you are not driving into
the storms path. Listen to local
radio stations during your trip to
stay informed on the current loca-
tion and the projected path of the
storm as well as any changes in
that path. It may be necessary to
change your destination while
enroute, have multiple locations
picked out ahead of time in case
of such a change. It is also recom-
mended to have an out of state
contact for your family. In case
you are separated everyone
should call the contact to notify
them of your location and physi-
It is essential that you review
your plan often with all family
members, especially younger
children. Make changes as neces-
sary. Children may not under-
stand what is going on and prac-
ticing your plan before the emer-
gency will help greatly in the case
of a real emergency.
The information that has been
presented has been done so to,
help you plan for an emergency.
The items in your Emergency Kit
should obviously be tailored to
your family's individual needs. I
hope that we will not have a need
to put our Emergency Plan in to
effect but if it becomes necessary
by following these helpful guide-
lines you will help ensure your
family makes it through the storm
safely and comfortably. *,
If youhave any questions you:
can contact me through my City,
E-Mail address: dnicholson@city-
I hope we all have an unevent-
ful hurricane season this year. We
had enough bad weather last year
to last us a good long while.
Below is a list of items, at a
minimum, to include in your own
personal Emergency Kit. You
should plan to be self-sufficient
for at least 72 hours (3 days) dur-
ing and after a disaster. You
should anticipate no water, elec-
trical power, or utilities for that
period of time. To ensure the
comfort of your family, whether at
home or evacuated to another
location, it is suggested that the
following items, at a minimum,
be assembled and readily avail-
This list is reprinted from the
Polk County Emergency Manage-
ment web site. More information
can be obtained from Polk County
Emergency' Management through
its website www.polk-county.net.
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(From the County's home page,
click on county offices then Emer-
.Polk County Emergency
Management Emergency Phone
City of Frostproof (City Hall):
Frostproof Police Department:
Frostproof Fire Department:
Polk County Emergency Man-
agement: (863) 534-5600.
Polk County Citizens Informa-
tion Line (activated during emer-
gencies): (863) 534-0321, (866)
661-0228 (toll free)..
Carrier or car seat
Battery operated items
Bring extra batteries
Radio (headphones or ear-
Change of Clothes
Coloring Book and Crayons
Drinking water in non-break-
able containers (1 gallon per per-
son per day)
Food (canned goods with
can opener and nonperishable
Special dietary food if
Carrying container for items
First Aid Kit
Personal Hygiene Items
Pills and written prescrip-
Sleeping Bags or lawn chairs
Valuables (place papers in a
Extra Set of Car Keys
Remember that pharmacies
may not be able to open so make
sure that you have enough pre-
scription medication to last two
weeks after the storm hits. If you
are about to run out of medica-
tion call your Doctor in advance
and request a refill.
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Check consumer reports annually
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
is urging consumers to take advan-
tage of a law that requires major
credit reporting services to provide
free credit reports.
The amendment to the Fair
Credit Reporting Act was designed
to provide consumers who cannot
or will not pay a fee for the reports
to access them for free once a year.
The law has been phased-in across
the United States, and Florida resi-
dents will be eligible for the docu-
ments on June 1.
"Reviewing your credit history is
one of the most important steps
people can take to avoid identity
theft," Bronson said. "If consumers
find out that someone is using their
identity or credit cards without their
knowledge, the credit reports may
be the first hint they have that there
is a problem."
A credit report contains infor-
mation about a consumer's credit
history, including a listing of all
credit cards, whether bills have
been paid on time, and whether
the consumer has been sued,
arrested or filed for bankruptcy.
National consumer reporting agen-
cies sell the information to credit
card companies and other credi-
tors, insurers, employers and other
businesses that use it to determine
whether to approve an application
for credit, insurance, loans, and
employment. A poor credit history
can result in rejection of credit or
higher interest rates on a loan.
"Consumers should regularly
review these reports for any mis-
takes," Bronson said. "Identity theft
is not the only concern. False infor-
mation that hurts someone's credit
rating can mean the difference of
whether they can buy a home or
not. It is important to ensure the
information is accurate and up to
date, especially before making a
Consumers can challenge and
change incorrect information on
the reports. The three major credit
reporting agencies are Equifax,
Experian and TransUnion. To
obtain a free copy of reports from
these agencies, log onto
om. People should be wary of any
other sites which claim to offer free
reports but steer consumers to sites
that offer services by subscription
for a fee. Consumers can also order
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The Florida Department of
Health (DOH) joins the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) to urge swimmers to adopt
healthy swimming behaviors that
will protect oneself, one's family,
and fellow swimmers from the
spread of illness.
"Recreational water venues
provide a great opportunity for
individuals to increase their level of
physical activity while enjoying
their leisure time," said DOH Secre-
tary John O. Agwunobi, M.D.,
M.B.A., M.P.H. "By taking simple
preventative steps, Floridians can
make this a safe and healthy sum-
This year's goal is to highlight
the importance of healthy swim-
ming, healthy swimming behav-
iors, and recreational water illness
prevention. This will be done by
emphasizing operation and pre-
vention tips for pool operators and
pool patrons to ensure a healthy
Recreational Water Illnesses
(RWIs) are spread by swimming in
water contaminated as a result of
poorly maintained recreational
water venues, the presence of chlo-
rine resistant germs, or runoff-relat-
ed contamination of lakes or
The public's awareness of RWIs
and appropriate swimming behav-
iors plays a pivotal role in RWI
transmission. Swimmers who are
ill with diarrhea may contaminate
swimming venues; this poses
health risks for the healthy swim-
mers in the pool.
In addition, high-risk groups
such as the young, the elderly, the
pregnant, and the immunosup-
pressed should also be advised
about RWI prevention and healthy
swimming behaviors. The follow-
ing guidelines outline healthy
Don't swim when you have
diarrhea. You can spread germs in
the water and make other people
Don't swallow the pool water.
In fact, avoid getting water in your
Practice good hygiene. Show-
er before svwnming and wash
your hands after( using the toilet or
changing diapers. Germs on your
body can get into the water.
Take children on bathroom
breaks or change diapers often.
Waiting to hear, "I have to go," may
mean that it's too late.
Change diapers in a bathroom
and not at poolside. Germs can
spread to surfaces and objects in
and around the pool and spread ill-
For more information regarding
Recreational Water Illness Preven-
tion Week and Healthy Swimming,
visit the Florida Department of
Health's Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us or the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention
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Florida's April 2005 unemploy-
ment rate was the lowest experi-
enced by the state since April 2001.
The state's seasonally adjusted
April 2005 unemployment rate was
4.2 percent, down from the revised
rate of 4.4 percent in March and
down 0.6 percentage point from
4.8 percent year ago.
Polk County had an unemploy-
ment rate of 4 percent in April, with
a workforce of 254,109 persons
and 10,199 unemployed. In March
the unemployment rate was 4.2
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for April 2005
was a full percentage point lower
than the national rate of 5.2 per-
In April 2005, seasonally adjust-
ed nonagricultural employment
grew by 224,700 jobs over the year,
growing at a rate of 3.0 percent. By
comparison, the national rate of
growth was 1.7 percent for the
The state continued to see
growth in the total number of jobs.
Based on data from March 2005,
the latest month for which compa-
rable data are available from other
states, Florida led all states in the
number of new jobs created and
had the fastest rate of annual job
growth among the ten most popu-
Solid growth continued in man-
ufacturing's durable goods sector,
which gained 3,500 jobs (+1.4 per-
cent) since last April. Much of the
growth in durable goods was in
transportation equipment manu-
facturing (+2,200 jobs, +5.4 per-
cent) and computer and electronic
product manufacturing (+1,700
jobs, +3.5 percent).
The newly redefined Miami-Ft.
Lauderdale-Miami Beach MSA led
the state in employment growth
(+55,500 jobs, +2.4 percent), fol-
lowed by the Orlando and Tampa-
St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSAs
with over-the-year job growth in
April 2005 of +42,000 jobsand
+34,400 jobs, respectively.
Summer food safety reminders
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles Bronson is
reminding people to keep safety in
mind to avoid turning a party into a
trip to the emergency room.
Picnics are a summertime
favorite so this is a good time to
remind consumers about how to
prevent food borne illnesses
caused by improper handling,
preparation and storage of food.
Each year, an estimated 76 million
people suffer from a food borne ill-
ness and about 5000 cases are fatal
Cases of foodborne illness normal-
ly increase during the summer.
However, there are ways to ensure
that the food you prepare will be
safe as well as delicious.
"Picnics and barbeques are
extremely popular this time of year
but food safety measures are partic-
ularly important, especially as tem-
peratures are heating up," Mr.
Bronson said. "There are some
easy tips to follow to prevent a
tragedy from occurring."
Clean: Wash Hands and Food
Contact Surfaces Often -
Unwashed hands and food contact
surfaces are a prime cause of food-
Separate: Don't Cross-Conta-
during storage, preparation,
grilling, and serving food are a
prime source of foodborne illness
When packing the cooler for
an outing, wrap raw meat and
poultry securely to prevent liquids
from coming in contact with other
foods, especially ready-to-eat
Wash plates, utensils, and cut-
ting boards that contact the raw
meat or poultry before using again
for cooked food. Carry a clean plate
out to the grill to hold the safely
It is best to use a different cut-
ting board for meats and vegeta-
bles to avoid contamination.
Cook: Cook to Proper Tem-
peratures Food safety experts
agree that food is safely cooked
when it reaches the safe internal
temperature needed to kill harmful
bacteria that cause foodborne ill-
Take your thermometer
along. Meat and poultry cooked on
a grill often browns very fast on the
outside, so be sure that they are
cooked thoroughly. Check them
with a food thermometer.
Cook hamburger and other
ground meats (veal, lamb, and
pork) to an internal temperature of
160 F and ground poultry to 165 OF
Beef, veal and lamb steaks and
roasts may be cooked to 145 OF for
medium rare. Whole poultry
should be cooked to 180 degrees
Fahrenheit as measured in the
thigh; breast meat to 170 degrees F.
All cuts of pork should reach 160
Chill: Refrigerate Promptly -
Holding food at an unsafe tempera-
ture is a prime cause of foodborne
illness. Keep cold food cold!
Bacteria multiply rapidly
between 41 and 135 F. Never leave
potentially hazardous food in this
"danger zone" more than two
hours. If potentially hazardous food
reaches 90 F or above discard the
food if it has reached this tempera-
ture in one hour.
Cold perishable food like
luncheon meats, cooked meats,
chicken, and potato or pasta salads
should be kept in an insulated cool-
er packed with several inches of
ice, frozen gel packs, or containers
of frozen water to keep the temper-
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part of the car, and place in the
shade or shelter, out of the sun,
whenever possible. Chill cold
drinks in a separate cooler to avoid
constantly opening the one con-
taining perishable foods.
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of the cooler by replenishing the ice
as soon as it starts melting.
Take-out-food: If you don't
plan to eat take-out food within
two hours of purchase, plan ahead
and chill the food in your refrigera-
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Tropical storms could generate hurricanes
A hurricane is a tropical storm
with winds that have reached a
constant speed of 74 miles per
hour or more. Hurricane winds
blow in a large spiral around a rela-
tive calm center known as the
"eye." The "eye" is generally 20 to
30 miles wide, and the storm may
extend outward 400 miles. As a
hurricane approaches, the skies
will begin to darken and winds will
grow in strength. As a hurricane
nears land, it can bring torrential
rains, high winds, and storm
surges. A single hurricane can last
for more than 2 weeks over open
waters and can run a path across
the entire length of the eastern
seaboard. August and September
are peak months during the hurri-
cane season that lasts from June 1
through November 30.
The center, or eye, of a' hurri-
cane is relatively calm. The most
violent activity takes place in the
area immediately around the eye,
called the eyewall. At the top of the
eyewall (about 50,000 feet), most
of the air is propelled outward,
increasing the air's upward
motion. Some of the air, however,
moves inward and sinks into the
eye, creating a cloud-free area.
Tropical cyclones are classified
Tropical Depression An
organized system of clouds and
thunderstorms with a defined cir-
culation and maximum sustained
winds of 38 mph (33 knots) or less.
Tropical Storm An organized
system of strong thunderstorms
with a defined circulation and max-
imum sustained winds of 39 to 73
mph (34-63 knots).
Hurricane -An intense tropical
weather system with a well-defined
circulation and maximum sus-
tained winds of 74 mph (64 knots)
or higher. Hurricanes are called
"typhoons" in the western Pacific,
while similar storms in the Indian
Ocean are called "cyclones."
Hurricanes form in the Atlantic
Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Indian
Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Pacific
Ocean. Hurricane winds in the
Northern Hemisphere circulate in a
counterclockwise motion around
the hurricane's center or "eye,"
while hurricane winds in the
Southern Hemisphere circulate
clockwise. Natural phenomena,
which affect a storm, include tem-
perature of the water, the Gulf
Stream, and steering wind cur-
rents. Powered by heat from the
sea, they are steered by the easterly
trade winds and the temperate
westerlies as well as by their own
ferocious energy. Around their
core, winds grow with great veloci-
ty, generating violent seas. Moving
ashore, they sweep the ocean
inward while spawning tornadoes
and producing torrential rains and
In the eastern Pacific, hurri-
canes begin forming by mid-May,
while in the Atlantic, Caribbean,
and Gulf of Mexico, hurricane
development starts in June. For the
United States, the peak hurricane
threat exists from mid-August to
late October although the official
hurricane season extends through
November. Over other parts of the
world, such as the western Pacific,
hurricanes can occur year-round.
Areas in the United States vulnera-
ble to hurricanes include the
Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Texas
to Maine, the territories in the
Caribbean, and tropical areas of the
western Pacific, including Hawaii,
Guam, American Samoa, and
Hurricanes are rated from I to 5
according to what is known as the
Category 1: Hurricane has a
central barometric pressure of
28.94 inches or more and winds of
74 to 95 mph. The storm is accom-
panied by a 4 to 5 foot storm surge
and causes minimal-No real dam-
age to buildings. Damage to unan-
chored mobile homes. Some dam-
age to poorly constructed signs.
Category2: Pressure 28.5 inches
to 28.93 inches, winds from 96
mph to 110 mph, storm surge 6 to 8
feet, damage moderate- Some
damage to building roofs, doors
and windows. Mobile homes
demolished. Some trees blown
Category 3: Pressure 27.91 inch-
es to 28.49 inches, winds from 111
mph to 130 mph, storm surge 9 to
12 feet, damage extensive- Some
structural damage to small resi-
dences and utility buildings. Large
trees blown down. Mobile homes
and poorly built signs destroyed.
Category 4: Pressure 27.17 inch-
es to 27.90 inches, winds from 131
mph to 155 mph, storm surge 13
feet to 18 feet, damage extreme-
Wall failures in homes and com-
plete roof structure failure in small
homes. Total destruction of mobile
homes. Trees, shrubs, and signs all
Category 5: Pressure less than
27.17 inches, winds greater than
155 mph, storm surge higher than
18 feet. Damage Catastrophic-
Complete roof failure on homes
and industrial buildings. Some
complete building failures. Severe
and extensive window and door
Rule of Thumb: To estimate the
total rainfall in inches from a hurri-
cane, divide 100 by the forward
speed of the storm in miles per
hour (100/forward speed = esti-
mated inches in rain). Your local
Weather Forecast Office may have
a more accurate estimation
method for your area.
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Florida Agriculture and Consumer
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low safety precautions to help
make the summer season both
safe and enjoyable. Mr. Bronson
and the Florida Propane Safety,
Education and Research Council
have compiled a list of propane
gas grill and cylinder safety tips:
Propane Grill Do's:
Always read and follow the
grill manufacturer's instructions
and keep written materials and
manuals in a safe, accessible
When not in use, make sure
all grill burner controls are turned
off and that the cylinder valve is
Never attempt to move a hot
Make sure the grill is shut off
and cool to the touch before cov-
ering it after use.
Always use or store cylin-
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When filling or exchanging
a cylinder, have the supplier
check for dents, damage, rust or
Before using a propane gas
grill, check all connections for
tightness using a leak-detection
If you experience difficulties
in the operation of your gas grill,
contact your local propane
provider for service.
Propane Grill Don'ts:
Do not smoke while han-
dling the propane cylinder.
Do not allow children to
tamper or play with the cylinder
Do not use, store or trans-
port your cylinder where it would
be exposed to high temperatures.
(This includes storing spare cylin-
ders under or near the grill.)
Never leave the grill unat-
tended when in use.
"Propane grills are extremely
popular, and when used properly
they are safe," Bronson said. "But
we do hear about accidents and
one bad decision can result in
serious injury or worse so we
urge people to go over these safe-
ty tips each year."
For a copy of the Department's
free brochure, Safe Cooking with
Propane Gas Grills, please contact
the Department's Bureau of Liq-
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at (850) 921-8001.
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and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
Profitable online business for
sale. Home-based. Family
owned 6 years online. Com-
plete Internet marketing &
site training included. $48K
Call Richard after 2:
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
IMMEDIATE CASH!!! US Pen-
sion Funding pays cash now
for 8 years of your future
pension payments. Call
(800)586-1325 for a FREE,
Child Care Needed 10
Child Care Offered415
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.
SO-LOW LAWN CARE
Complete lawn maintenance
Call Joe (863)635-6658
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Togs & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
20K BTU Reverse Cycle,
window unit, $275 or best
New, 21k BTU, electric $350
AIR CONDITIONERS (2) 5
Ton, For DW. Includes 6 yr.
warrantee. Like brand new.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
CHINA CABINET- antique,
asking $30. (863)675-4912.
DRYER- apartment size,
works nice, $100.
ELECTRIC STOVE- GE, 3 top
burners working, $15.
MICROWAVE OVEN, excellent
RANGE ( Roper) REFRIGERA-
TOR (Frigidaire 17 cu63 ft )
white, $300 for both.,
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
Ig., beige, frost free, x-lg.
freezer, exc. cond., $150.
STOVE & HOOD FAN- Elec-
tric,Brand new. Never used.
STOVE, Electric, Stainless
Steel. $50. (863)697-6464
STOVE, Gas, Frigidaire. White.
$400 or best offer.
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $220 for both
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, white, both work well.
Kelvinator, old but works very
well. $25 (863)467-2557
MAGAZINES- 1 box of assort-
ed titles. $50 for all.
BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$2900. 30x40 $5170.
40x50 $8380. 40x60
$10,700. 50x100 $15,244.
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Steel Arch Buildings! Genuine
factory direct at HUGE Sav-
ings! 20x24, 30x60, 35x50.
FLOOR TILE includes tile
cutter, 50pcs, 12x12, light
grey $60 (863)467-2112
GARAGE DOOR- 16x8, good
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SLIDING PATIO DOORS (2)
4'x7', tinted glass, $100 for
STEEL BUILDING- 30'x40'
Heritage Bought it, Now its
not needed $6000
VINYL SIDING- 1 full box,
covers 200 sq ft, color is
Sunny Maize, $100 or best
BABY ITEMS boys clothes,
toys, too many to mention
$100 for all or will separate
TEDDY BEAR LARGE
Light brown w/ red heart says
"I love you" Perfect condition
ROSENTHAL- 8pl setting,
Made in Germany, wheat de-
sign, gold trim, 50 yrs old,
never used $400
Ib~imic -t I
A COLLECTORS FIND!!
Polished, like new Farberware
set w/ percolator (works!)
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44
yrs. old. Rare items. $2500
FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL &
COLLECTION: $1500 for all.
RUBY RED STEM WARE- as-
sorted sizes, asking $50.
DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XF 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.
COMMERCIAL KILN & Pour-
ing table. $550 for all, will
circa late 1800's, needs some
work $150 (772)418-0018
BOXSPRING & MATTRESS
Very Good Condition $50
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
DAYBED- Cherry Sleigh bed
style, $300 or best offer.
DESK, Wooden. Great for
DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4)
Light oak, good condition $75
DINING ROOM SET
Table w/ four matching chairs.
Good cond. $225
6' long, light oak color, $85
HIGH BACK Wicker Chairs, (3)
Good condition, $36 will sell
LR SUITE- used, fair condi-
tion, color pattern, $100.
MATTRESS- California King
size, good condition, paid
$800 asking $100
SOFA, Chair, Coffee Table &
glass top table, $250.
SOFA, SLEEPER SOFA, LOVE-
SEAT, blue, good condition,
all for $275.
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- antique
style, pecan, nice condition,
WATERBED- King Size, mo-
tion free, mattress, liner and
GOLF CART- EZ GO, 2000
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $950.
ROOF CARRIER: For Luggage.
Hard. 15 cu. ft. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)610-0732
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, dual mo-
tors for vans, like new, ask-
ing $1500. (863)357-8788
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
AFFORDABLE HEALTH BENE-
FITS From $89.95 A Month
Entire Family! Including Doc-
tor, Hospital, Vision, Rx.
Anyone Accepted! Call Now!
Toll Free! 24 Hours!
HAND PUMP- $80, water w/o
electric, complete w/steel fit-
ting & brass valves to install.
w/ blank keys, priced rea-
sonably at $400
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!
ForoY'ily $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
v-r:irinj Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
PIANO, Gul Bransen,real ivory
keys, perfect tuning, $600 or
best offer (863)467-6693 or
BABY CHINCHILLA- gray, 12
weeks old, $75.
BULLDOG PUP- Male, no pa-
pers. $200. (863)634-7108
COCKATIEL'S- for sale, $50
DWARF RABBITS (6) $15 &
up (863)610-0843 after 5 p
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT-
$150. Call evenings,
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
June 9th $325. Cash only.
JACK RUSSELL (f) for breed-
ing, SIBERIAN HUSKY (m)
asking $250 for both will sell
PARROLET, 1 year old female,
SIBERIAN HUSKY, Solid
White (F), 1 yr. old & Black &
White (M) 3 yrs. old. $500
both, will sep. 863)610-9812
BATHTUB & SINK
From travel trailer $20 for both
New in box never been used
pd $80 sell for $50
(863)675-4361 after 5pm
SEW MACH TABLE- portable,
1 drawer, legs can be re-
moved for transporting,
24x8 walnut $75
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. $600.
GENERATOR: Small. $500 or
best offer (863)357-3388
PAINT SPRAYER, SPX Graco,
Hose & Gun. Used once.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick tup some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
MINI CHOPPER- Excellent
condition. 6 mo. old $500.
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Little Red Schoolhouse
This is one schlhoouse tIhat children will look for-
ward to attending. It gives the kids a greal place to
play and will keep theml "in school" all year long.
Painted bright red with white trim and crowned with
its own little belfry. the schoolhouse measures about
four feet square by seven Iel tall.
The plan includes step-by-tlep directions with
photos, full-size traceable patterns Ior the word
"school" and the plywood hell that hangs ill the bel-
fry, an exploded diagram and 1more.
Little Red Schoolhouse plan (No. 6l') $9.95
Playhouses & Structures Package (No. ('10-4)
Four projects incl. 619 .. .$24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects).. $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itemss. I'lease e sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include lour nlame.
U-Bild Features address mid lie inamne of
I.O. Box 2383 (his newspIpe. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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The Frostproof News, Thursday, June 16, 2005
Christmas Trem 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Product 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
CHICKEN COOPS (4) 10X10,
all pressure treated, $3500
value will sell $1200 you
REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Saturday, June 25th
Okeechobee Agr-Civic Center
11:00 am @ Tack
1:00 pm @ Horses.
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 /2 yrs old, green broke, very
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, papers, $1800.
BUSH ALL 5' Brand New
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 9 0 0
FLY MOW LAWN MOWER,
Good condition. $75
STX38 John Deere, needs
new belts & pulleys, $300.
SADDLE- McCellan Repro-
duction, almost new cond.,
w/bridle & blanket, asking
S I I,1 NT
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
ROOMMATES WANTED: Male
or Female, No childreR, Pets
neg. $450 mo. + util.
RIDING MOWER- John Deere
180 & Husky mower. $600,
ea. (863)763-4149 or
RIDING MOWER-MTD Garden
Tractor, 18h/p B&S engine ,
46" cut, gd tires, needs trans
axle $160 (863)697-9704
ROTO TILLER Yard Man,
rear tine, like new, $500 or
best offer (863)697-9704
SCREEN ROOM- w/insulated
roof, 12x26, $500 you must
Liquidation of DLC Corp.
SA-IJUNE 25-10:30 AM
.4 items cuccpl 7 sel
Shop wl Tools & Equip.
(seiss wift reerv)
*11 Tracts: 5to 300 Ac.
S400 Ac. of Tillable Land
1/2 Mile Paved Roads
Warehouse ... .
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Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property -Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
IFars ale 020
Sportsmans Paradise Yearly
Memberships. Hunting, fish-
Ing, lodging and meals con-
veniently located In White
Springs, Florida. Sign up be-
fore rates increase. For in-
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
v e s t m e n t
information Call Gary
Grand Openingl Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900.
Spectacular new waterfront
community on one of the
largest & cleanest mountain
lakes in America! Large, es-
tate-Size parcels, gentle
slope to water, gorgeous
woods, panoramic views.
Paved roads, county water,
utilities. Low-financing. Call
now (800)564-5092 x 198.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
Montana River Frontage, Log
Home, Guest House, Horse
Barn, +/- 4941 acres. Witt
& Associates Realty, Box
1273, Bozeman MT, Russell
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINSI Spring is blooming
and is beautfull A wonderful
time to look for real estate.
See Photos: www.North-
or call (800)293-1998. Free
Tennessee Lake Property
from $24,900! 6-1/2 Acre
lot $59,900. 27 Acre Lake
Estate $124,900. Lake Par-
cel and Cabin Package
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de-
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air,
Views & Stream, Homes,
Cabins & Acreage. CALL
FOR FREE BROCHURE OF
SALES. (800)642-5333. Re-
alty Of Murphy 317 Peach-
tree St. Murphy, N.C. 28906.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
FIBERGLASS STAIRS- New,
for mobile home, 5 risers,
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscelaneous 3025
Sport Veiicles/ATVe 3035
14'V HULL BOAT
Aluminum, w/trailer. $350
CAMPER TRAILER, 32 Ft.
Good condition. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-8261
COACHMAN 5TH WHEEL RV,
'93- 27', excellent cond,
M/H CAR TOWING HITCH-
Honda, '2000 $100.
TERRY FLEETWOOD-'81, 30',
sleeps 6, Fair condition
$1800. 772-287-3602 or
TROLLING MOTORS (2) ASK-
ING $75 for both.
BOAT & TRAILER
Galvanized rocket boat trailer
w/ home made boat. $150
Harley Davidson 1200
Sportster, '97, new tires,
12k mi., never reg. in Fla.
Call Don bet. 5-8.
ATV 400 Polaris
Excellent shape $2500
BOMBADEER DS650 Baja,
'03, very few hrs., $4500.
15' FIBERGLASS BOAT
W/trailer, vinyl top & 35 h/p
Evlnrude motor. $1000
AIR BOAT 125 LYCOMINO'05
Brand new prop but needs
(863)634-8023 ask for John
AIR BOAT- Aluminum, 15ft,
small block Chevy, good
prop, runs good, trailer.
AIR BOAT- small, 75HP Frank-
lin Aircraft engine, 5' prop,
needs tune-up, Must sell
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
SEA KAYAK, '98 Perception
Eclipse, paddle, $700.
Biarritz, 350 V8, only 78K mi,
HONDA CIVIC,'04- low miles,
call for details,
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 92
Auto, Cold A/C, Good trans-
portation/gd tires $3000 863-
SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $900 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
Totally rebuilt, new tires, low
miles. Runs great! $6500 or
good offer. (863)824-0884
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1100
or best offer (863)673-8741
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utillit 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
' a, 'II
Camper Shell, aluminum, for
short bed, full sz. pickup,
HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel,
Easy Slide w/mounting rails.
TIRE, Brand New Michelin &
Ford Wheel. $85
TRUCK CAP, Leer, High Top,
Fits full size Chevy. Pd.
$1300, Asking $300.
TURBO HYDROMATIC TRANS
Installation avail. $250 or best
CHEVY Z71- '94, 1/2 Ton, 4x4
Ext cab 350, auto, $2500.
DODGE 250 RAM 1981: 318
engine, 130K. Has electrical
FORD 1986, 308, V8, 4x4,
manual shift. $1500
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
GMC S15 PU, '88- red, runs
good, $1500. neg.
TOYOTA PU, '87- drk. blue, 5
spd, w/fibergalss canopy,
"I glllw. I
CHEVY S-10 1992, Good con-
dition, needs repair. $2000
Call Jewel @
Full size, 4x4 $600 ask for
HUNTING PACKAGE $8500
Jeep '88, Cobra trir, tripod, 2
htrs, 2 tree stands, climber.
Call Natalia (954)304-4915
aot Utiity l
V-6, A/C, good condition, runs
good $1000 or best offer
CLUB CAR GOLF CART-
GOLF CAR- 3 Wheel, recondi-
tioned, smooth riding, $750.
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
* ^, ** *I
CHEVY VAN, '89- w/windows,
asking, beige w/ brown
stipe, runs good, $2500
FORD AEROSTAR VAN, '92-
runs well, good shape,
FORD HAND CAPPED 1993,
Fully equipped. After 8pm
call (863)357-3534 $3800.
PLYM. VOYAGER 1988, Good
engine, no rust, good tires,
power steering leaks. $795
PLYM VOYAGER, '87- V6,
AC/PS/CD, new tires, hitch,
runs great, low miles, $1500
TIME BY HELPING YOU
PLAN YOUR TIME
DOH officials continue to investigate Cyclospora
Department of Health (DOH) offi-
cials announced their investiga-
tion implicates contaminated
fresh basil as the most likely cause
of Cyclospora infection that has
sickened several Floridians in
recent weeks. The United States
Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) has accepted the Florida
Department of Health's (DOH)
formal request to initiate a trace-
back investigation to attempt to
identify the source of the contami-
nated fresh basil.
DOH scientists continue their
investigation of reported
Cyclospora cases -300 confirmed
cases in 32 counties have been
reported in recent weeks. Caused
by a single-celled parasite that
infects the small intestine,
Cyclospora usually causes watery
diarrhea, with frequent, some-
times explosive, bowel move-
ments. The diarrhea can be inter-
mittent disappear and then recur.
"While our epidemiological
investigation leads our scientists
to believe ingestion of Cyclospora
contaminated fresh basil is the
most likely cause of the recent
parasitic infections, we have not
yet identified the source of the
implicated basil," said Health
Secretary John O. Agwunobi,
M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. Confirmed
cases have been reported in the
following counties: Alachua, Bay,
Brevard, Broward, Clay, Charlotte,
Citrus, Duval, Flagler, Gadsden,
Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough,
Indian River, Lee, Leon, Manatee,
Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nas-
sau, Okaloosa, Orange, Palm
Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, St.
Johns, Sarasota, Seminole, and
Health officials remind health
care providers across Florida to
consider Cyclospora infection
with patients presenting with an
intermittent or persistent diarrheal
illness. Other symptoms include:
loss of appetite, substantial weight
loss, bloating, increased gas,
stomach cramps, nausea, vomit-
ing, muscle aches, low-grade
fever, and fatigue. Some people
who are infected with Cyclospora
have no symptoms.
In the past 15 years, approxi-
mately 5,000 cases of Cyclospora
infection, none of which were
known to be fatal, were reported
to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC).
Cyclospora is most commonly
spread by ingesting water or food
that was contaminated with
infected stool. In many cases,
Cyclospora infections have been
linked to various types of fresh
produce. While it is always pru-
dent to wash all fresh produce to
prevent foodborne illness, wash-
ing should minimize but may not
It is unlikely that Cyclospora is
passed directly from one person
to another. There is no evidence to
suggest animals can be infected or
pass this infection to people.
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