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Thursday, December 22,2005 Vol. 91 No. 27 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents


City Council
plans meetings
The Frostproof City Council
would like to remind every-
one, the City Council Public
Meetings will be held the first
and third Monday of the
month. The next Regular City
Council Meeting will be held
Monday, Jan. 2, at 6 p.m.
Frostproof City Hall is located
at 111 First Street. For more
information call 635-7855.
Art League
plans show
The Frostproof Art
League's Annual Art Show is
just around the corner. Local
Artists may enter up to 3
works of ordinal art in one of 6
categories-watercolor,
acrylics, oil, photography,
mixed media and fabric arts.
The entry fee is $5 per entry
with a maximum of 3 per
artist. Rules may be obtained
at the Frostproof Art Gallery.
Entries will only be accepted
on Jan. 5 and 6. The Opening
Reception and Awards Cere-
mony will be on Tuesday, Jan.
10 at 5 p.m. Awards will be
given at 6 p.m.
The Frostproof Art Gallery
will have its January Meeting
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Elec-
tion of the 2006 Board of
Directors will take place and
the 2006 Officers will be elect-
ed.
For more information, call
the Gallery Tuesday-Friday
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
for more information the
phone number is 635 7271.
Rummage
sale planned
Holy Spirit Council of
Catholic Women will hold its
annual rummage sale on Fri.
Jan. 27, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. and Sat. Jan. 28, from 9
a.m. to noon at the Parish
Center, 644 S. 9th Street, Lake
Wales. There is always a wide
variety of new and used items
at reasonable prices. All are
invited. Donations of good,
sellable items will be accepted
in the Parish Center on Thurs-
day, Jan. 26, 2006 from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. We are unable to
pick up items. For more infor-
mation call Office of Religious
Education at 863-678-1083.
New Years Eve
event cancelled
The Frostproof Area Cham-
ber of Commerce would like
to announce the cancellation
of the New Years Eve's event.
The Chamber will be hosting
'A Night in Vegas' fundraiser
scheduled for Saturday, Jan.
21.
Chamber
seeks 'dealers'
The Frostproof Area Cham-
ber of Commerce will be
sponsoring 'A Night in Las
Vegas' fundraiser on Saturday,
Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at the-Depot,
118 East Wall Street. The
Chamber is looking for "deal-
ers" for. this event and would
like for anyone interested to
please contact Chamber of
Commerce Fundraising Com-
mittee Chairman Estelle Sulli-
van at 635-2593 or 635-5411 or
632-2062. Tickets will be on
sale soon from any Chamber
Director and at local business-
es.

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Church Directory .......2
Classifieds ..............5-6
Obituaries ............2
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Property tax deadlines near


With so much happening in
the last week of the year, it's easy
to see how someone could for-
get to renew their registration or
pay their property taxes on time.
This year; however, Joe Ted-
der, Tax Collector for Polk Coun-
ty, is hoping to reach taxpayers
before Christmas, to remind
them of important deadlines
which are coming up the end of
the month for property owners
as well as owners of mobile
homes and heavy trucks.
"This year, as with every year,


we are reminding owners of
mobile homes and commercial
vehicles, such as big trucks and
trailers, semis, and limos, to get
their vehicle registrations
renewed sooner rather than
later," stated Joe G. Tedder, Tax
Collector for Polk County. "Also,
with the property tax season in
full swing, property owners who
are seeking a 3 percent discount
for early payment of their prop-
erty tax bills will alsd want to
make their payment to avoid
having to wait in holiday lines."


Generally, the deadline for
renewing mobile home and
commercial vehicle registra-
tions, as well as qualifying for the
3 percent property tax payment
discount is Dec.31. However, this
year Dec.31 falls on a Saturday.
As such, the following deadlines
apply:
Any payments made by
mail must be postmarked by Sat-
urday, Dec. 31.
Property tax or mobile
home registration renewal pay-
ments made on the internet at


Community fun: Students spread holiday cheer!


www.PolkTaxes.com must be
made on or before Saturday,
Dec. 31.
Mobile home registration
renewal payments made via
automated telephone must be
made on or before Saturday,
Dec. 31.
*Any payments made in per-
son must be conducted before 5
p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3. (The
mobile home registration
renewal period is not affected by
weekends. They are due by Dec.
31; however there is no penalty


for late renewal until Jan. 11,
2006)'
Florida law requires that
mobile home decals and regis-
trations be renewed and
replaced before they expire. To
renew mobile homes, owners
should provide a previous regis-
tration or registration renewal
notice. The cost of renewal will
vary according to the length of
the mobile home.
State law also requires that
See Taxes Page 2


Hoiday parades



on local TV


Polk County residents can-
watch their community
parades or watch them
again from the comfort of
their own homes.
Polk County's Government
Television (PGTV) will broad-
cast this year's local Christmas
parades on the following
dates:
*Frostproof: Dec.23 at 6
a.m.; Dec. 24 at 9:30 p.m.; and
Dec. 25, 12:30 p.m.;
Lakeland:-- Dec. 22 at 6
a.m.; Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.; and
Dec. 25 at 9 a.m.;
*Aubumdale/Winter
Haven: Dec, 24 at 8 p.m.;
and Dec. 25 at 11 a.m.;
Lake Alfred:- Dec. 23 at


Frostproof News pholo/Hope Franklin
FHS student Lisa Oakman waits with Darrion Gard-
ner for the arrival of Santa at the annual Communi-
ty holiday dinner held Dec. 15 at the high school
cafeteria.


Holiday dinner


is a success

The Frostproof Middle Senior
High, National Honor Society
and National Junior Honor Soci-
ety joyfully hosted the annual
Frostproof Community holiday
dinner on Thursday, Dec. 15,
2005 in the FMSHS-cafeteria.
The dinner is a community wide
effort to provide a meal, gifts, *: "
and even Christmas trees for the
less fortunate in the community.
Several local families were in ,
attendance.
Many clubs, organizations,
and individuals get in the holi-
day spirit to make this event spe- /i A
cial for both the giver and receiv-
,er. The outpouring of help is
amazing. It would not be possi-
ble to host this event without the Thelma Sn
help of so many wonderful peo- annual Co


pie.


and turkey


The Keller family was full of smiles
last Thursday evening (12/15/05)
at the annual Community holiday
dinner. Pictured left to right is
Bernie, MaryAnn and Roger Keller.


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nith and Desmond Dean look to be enjoying the
immunity holiday dinner. There was plenty of ham
I as well as the fixin's to go around on Dec.15.


6:30 a.m., Dec.24 at 9 p.m.;
and Dec. 25, noon;
Bartow:- Dec. 24 at 10
p.m.; and Dec. 25 at 1 p.m.;
Lake Wales: Dec. 24 at
10:30 p.m.; and Dec. 25 at
1:30 p.m.
-PGTV can be seen on
Bright House 19 or Comcast
33, or via webstreaming on
computers with. internet
access at http://www.polk-
county.net/county_offices/pgt
v/schedule.aspx. DVD copies
of the parade will be available
for $15.
If you have suggestions or
questions, email pgtv@polk-
county.net.


Elementary student


prompts fundraiser


By Cindy Monk
Shortly after Hurricane Kat-
rina ripped through several
southern states leaving hun-
dreds of thousands of families
devastated, Bradley Cook told
his parents he wanted to help
the victims of Hurricane Katri-
na. Bradley discussed starting a
fundraiser at his school and his
parents suggested he talk to his
principal. The next day Bradley
went to the office and very
politely, requested an appoint-
ment with Principal Patti
McGill. Bradley explained his
desire to hold a fundraiser at
Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Elementary
for the victims of Hurricane
Katrina. Ms. McGill said she
was very proud and touched by
Bradley's need to give support
in the recovery efforts. She also
said she would be honored to
have the school participate in
such a fundraiser.
Each day students would
donate any change they might
have and on Thursday, Dec. 15,
2005 Bradley Cook returned to


Frostproof News photo/Cindy
Monk
BHG, Jr., Elementary 4th
grade student, Bradley
Cook, is congratulated Prin-
cipal Patti McGill, Vice-Prin-
cipal Julie Allen and Ameri-
can Red Cross representa-
tive Tom Costello for initiat-
ing the Hurricane Katrina.
relief fundraiser. The school
donated $1,650 to the ARC.
the BHG, Jr. office once again,
this time it was to present a
check in the amount of $1650
to Tom Costello a representa-
tive from the American Red
Cross. Way to go Bradley Cook
and BHG, Jr. Students!


The following school district
employees have been nominat-
ed by their schools for the 2006
Polk County Public Schools
Teacher of the Year and School-
Related Employee of the Year
Awards. The school-related
award honors employees in sup-
port roles such as para-educa-
tors, secretaries, food service,
custodial, transportation and
other responsibilities.
A Teacher of the Year and a
School-Related Employee of the
Year for the entire county will be
announced during the Educator,
School-Related & Business Part-
ner Banquet on Feb. 16, 2006 at
the Lakeland Center. The two
winners will be announced
among sixteen finalists (eight
finalists each for Teacher of the
Year and School-Related
Employee). Finalists and win-
ners receive cash and other
prizes from banquet sponsors.


Community members from
local organizations and busi-
nesses judge nominee applica-
tions. Judges do not know nomi-
nees' identities or the school
where they work. Teacher of the
Year and School-Related nomi-
nees completed an application
with categories that included
leadership and professional
development activities, commu-
nity and school involvement and
teaching style.
Combined, Teacher of the
Year and School-Related nomi-
nees have 2,566 years of experi-
ence. The average experience of
Teacher of the Year nominees is
13 years. The average experi-
ence of School-Related nomi-
nees is 10 years. The most expe-
rienced Teacher of the Year
nominee has 33 years experi-
ence. The most experienced
School-Related nominee has 31
years experience.


'Teacher of the Year' and
school related nominees- Nomi-
nees are listed by school loca-
tions. Teachers are listed first fol-
lowed by school-related
employees.
Alturas-Alturas Elementary:
Julie Sloan, Lynda Russell,
Auburndale-Auburndale Ele-
mentary: Norman Schussele,
Lisa Bamberg Auburndale High:
Rebecca Wright, Cindy Casey
Boswell Elementary: Gina
Schwarz Mills, Peggy Fleming
Caldwell Elementary: Laura
Harder, Mandy Harrison East
Area Adult & Community: Ann
Fulton, Johnny Carr Lena Vista
Elementary: Tangela Durham,
Judy Laughlin Stambaugh Mid-
dle: Mark Lester, Andrea Han-
cock. Bartow-Bartow Elemen-
tary: Miranda Waymire-Reever,
Karen Kohler Bartow High:
See Teachers Page 2


Submitted to the Frostproof News/LMML
A visit with Santa Claus
This little fellow appears to be a little shy to talk to
Santa at the Latt Maxcy Memorial Library Christmas pro-
gram held Dec. 15.


Polk County names 2005-2006


'Teacher of the Year' nominees


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Teachers
Continued From Page 1
Kathleen Edmunds, Karen Meeks
Bartow Middle: Cheryl Brannen,
Donna Sellers Compass Middle:
Adraine Scott, Dawn O'Neal Dis-
trict Office: Linda Jero (school-
related employee) Floral Avenue
Elementary: Della Methvin,
Richard Zumbrun Gause Acade-
my: Carolyn Keith, Jernetha Oliver
Gibbons Street Elementary: Cyn-
thia Moore, Kellie Sage Polk Juve-
nile Boot Camp: Annie Wright
(school-related employee) Polk
Regional Detention Center: Sylvia
Denmark (school-related employ-
: ee) Polk Life and Learning: Heidi
Grogg, Maria McRoy Stephens Ele-
mentary: Cheryl Lee, Brittany
STilley Union Academy: Bennie
Woodard, Pam Irving. Davenport-
Davenport School of the Arts: Jan-
ice Kolowith, Mary Hughes Lough-
man Oaks Elementary: Dana
Bakos, Gail Vickery Ridge Com-
munity High: Amanda McCallister,
Peggy White. Dundee-Dundee Ele-


mentary: Pamela Ward, Curtis
Turner Dundee Ridge Middle:
Edward Congdon, Shirley McGarri-
ty. Eagle Lake-Eagle Lake Elemen-
tary: Elisabeth Mount, Sarah
McCollum Lake Region High: Ann
Lewis, Teresa Shoemaker
Pinewood Elementary: Gail
Stokem, Tammy Villanueva. Eaton
Park-Oscar J. Pope: Karen Botner,
Karen Bowden. Eloise- Snively Ele-
mentary: Shelly Beaver, Kelly
Bracey. Fort Meade-Fort Meade
Middle-Senior: Tim Grant, Sally
McCumber Lewis Anna Wood-
bury Elementary (Woodbury cam-
pus): Jan Grimes, Carolyn Roberts
Lewis Anna Woodbury Elemen-
tary (Lewis campus): Brenda
Fouty, Alfred Williams. Frostproof-
Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary: Jen-
nifer Clements, Wendy Wilson
Frostproof Elementary: Joyce Darr,
Mary Harris Frostproof Middle-
Senior: Tammy Todd, John Green.
Haines City-Alta Vista Elementary:
Scott Hughes, George Martinez
Bethune Academy: Kathy Pruitt,
William Beasley, Jr.
Boone Middle: Polly Bruno,
Vernon Bean. Daniel Jenkins


Academy of Technology: Victoria
Garrison, Terri Clouse Eastside Ele-
mentary: Erin Rodgers, Lenard
Green Haines City High School:
Judy Perry, Yasmin Corchado-
Moreno Sandhill Elementary:
Dianne Pruitt, Linda Goodwin.
Highland City- Highland City Ele-
mentary: Lee Strain, Judy Thomas.
Lake Alfred-Homer K. Addair
Career Academy: Jill DePew, Kelly
Brown Karen M. Siegel Academy:
Sheryl Nudelman, Joseph McGary
Lake Alfred Elementary: Teresa
Renney, Angie Peace. Lake Wales-
McLaughlin Middle: Cheryl
Nichols, Susan Steorts Roosevelt
Academy: Rob Bagby, Constance
Garrett Spook Hill Elementary:
Cathy Blocker, Teresa Norman.
Lakeland- Blake Academy: Norma
Encarnacion, Penny Campbell
Carlton Palmore Elementary:
Catherine Warren, Donna Caraker
Churchwell Elementary: Linda
Izzo, David White Cleveland Court
Elementary: Angela Fradette,
Nancy Ellis Combee Elementary:
Anne Rumford, Michele Thomas
Crystal Lake Elementary: Barbara
White, Estella Phillips Crystal Lake


Middle: Doug Evangelisto, Clifford
Kitchen Dixieland Elementary:
David Joyner, Pam Cash Doris
Sanders Learning Center: Charles
Timmons, Donna Presley Dr. N.E.
Roberts Elementary: Sheryl
McArthur Jordan, Harold Brown
George Jenkins High School:
Nyleen Rodriguez-Iglesias, Eloise
Moffett Griffin Elementary: Lori
Rudd, Teresa Feagle Harrison Arts:
Judy McLaurin, Kathleen Baldwin
Jesse Keen Elementary: Janice
Baker, Theresa Krum Kathleen
Elementary: Mary Sosby, Judy
Brackley Kathleen Middle: Kelley
Freeman, Elizabeth Leavens Kath-
leen High: Richard Dobson, Mar-
jorie Platt Lake Gibson High: Lau-
reen Johnson, Jackie Miller Lake
Gibson Middle: Donna Shattuck,
Renee Beals Lakeland High: Alissa
Lee, Sandy Lawson Lakeland
Highlands Middle: David King,
Deanna Zwayer Lakeland Teen
Parent: Melanie Peter, Dorothy
Wilson Lawton Chiles Middle:
Beth Row, Donna Newton Lime
Street Elementary: Susan Fuller,
Vince Bell Lincoln Avenue Acade-
my: Mijana Lockard, Katie Daniel


Live Oak Academy: Dorothy Wig-
gins,(school-related employee)
Medulla Elementary: Maggie
Miller, Susan White North Lake-
land Elementary: Deborah Natale,
Tommy Duncan Padgett Elemen-
tary: Kathryn Ashmore, Thelma
King R. Bruce Wagner Elemen-
tary: Denise Marolda, Carolyn
McDonald Rochelle School of the
Arts: Catherine Jay, Sandra Piper
Scott Lake Elementary: Dee Davis,
Ana Fernandez Sikes Elementary:
Joan Turner-Price, Liz Coon Sleepy
Hill Middle: Angela Chapman,
Gene Jackson Socrum Elemen-
tary: Christina Hiott, Andrea Plaist-
ed Southwest Elementary: Beryl
Gordon, Judith Hatcher Southwest
Middle: Pamela Moore, Vicky
Glass Traviss Career Center: Doris
Scott, Annette Whisenant Val-
leyview Elementary: Pamela Vick-
ers, Patrice Proferes Wendell Wat-
son Elementary: Lanell Goodman,
Edwin Rice West Area Adult
School: Leah Sanoba, Andrea
Styer, Winston Elementary: Eric
Love, James Ellison. Mulberry-
Kingsford Elementary: Frank Chil-
dress, Karen Zellner Mulberry


High: Stephanie Goar, Audrey
Dorsett Mulberry Middle: Michelle
Townley, Willie Duncan Purcell
Elementary: Linda Wilson, Levetta
Willis. Polk City-Polk City Elemen-
tary: Sharon Ludden, Everett Elrod
Sabal Palm: Robin Seibel,(school
related employee). Winter Haven-
Brigham Academy: Renee Parrish,
Mattie Cobb Chain of Lakes Ele-
mentary: Nancy Baker, Karen
Lauer Denison Middle: Susan
Cameron-Cisco Elbert Elemen-
tary: Malinda Zellers, Pam Diaz
Garden Grove Elementary: Laura
Neidringhaus, Betty Blankenship
Garner Elementary: Stella Hatton,
Theresa Tillman Inwood Elemen-
tary: Kimberly Kelsey, Mary
Brooks Jewett Middle Academy:
Barbara Fultz Jewett School of the
Arts: Cheri McElroy, Patricia McK-
innon, Lake Shipp Elementary:
Terry Bartley, Sherry Boyce Ridge
Career Center: Philip Schneider,
Annie Harvey Wahneta Elemen-
tary: Kari Groover, Minerva
Morales Westwood Middle: Bessie
Davis, Sandra Mewborn Winter
Haven High: Diane Plowden, Jean
Renshaw.


Church Directory


Church of
,God By Faith
Reverend Anderson, Jr.
Church Of God By Faith, 208
'Hopson Rd., Worship Services;
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
Service 11 a.m., Sunday Evening
service 7:30 p.m., Wednesday
Evening Bible study 7:30 p.m.. For
More information call 635-7185.
First Assembly
of God
First Assembly of God Church
SOn The Ridge, 825 County Road
630A, Worship Services; Sunday,
8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., nursery
available, Sunday evening service 6
p.m. Youth Fellowship and Bible
study Wednesday evenings at 7
p.m. For more information call
863-635-2702.
First Baptist Church
of Frostproof
Daryl Hood-Pastor
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof, 96 West B Street is offering a


new Celebration Worship Service
on Sunday's, at 8:15 a.m. This serv-
ice offers a more contemporary
style of music, while the Celebra-
tion Worship at 10:50 a.m. will
remain more traditional in nature.
Childcare will be available for both
services. For more information call
863-635-3603.
First Christian
Church of rsrro oof
Albert Fidler-Evangelist
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof, 2241 County Road 630 W,
Sunday School 9:30 am., Worship
Service 10:15 a.m., Sunday
Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednes-
day Evening Bible Study 6 p.m. For
more information call 635-6700.
First Christian Church
of Babson Park
Ronnie Abshire-Minister
First Christian Church of Bab-
son Park, 1295 Scenic Highway N.,
Babson Park, Sunday School 9:30
a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday Evening Bible Sunday 6


p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible
Study 6:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion 638-1654.
First Presbyteian
Church of rroslproof
David TYimmier-Pastor
First Presbyterian Church, 101
N. Palm Ave., Sunday School 9:45
a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m. For
more information call 635-3955.
First United
Methodist Church
of Frostproof
Jerry Phillips-Pastor
First United Methodist Church
of Frostproof, 150 Devane St, Sun-
day School 9:30 a.m., Traditional
Worship Service 10:30 a.m. and an
evening Hispanic Service at 6 p.m.
For more information call 635-
3107.
Frostproof
Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Reverend
Frostproof Church of God, 104


Highway 630W, Sunday School 10
a.m., Worship Service 10:45 a.m.,
Sunday Evening Service 6:30 p.m.
and Wednesday Evening Service 7
p.m. For more information call
635-3556.

Dioste Ama Span-
ish Baptist Church
Iglesia Bautista Dios Te Ama
(Dioste Ama Spanish Baptist
Church) lugar (located) 1000 US
Highway 98 West, Frostproof,
annunciate y ivitcion (announces
an invitation) Oir la Palabra de Dios
(to hear the Word of God) Domin-
go (Sunday), at 11a.m.

South Lake Wales
Church of God
Tim Cain-Pastor
South Lake Wales Church of
God, 210 Presidents Dr., Lake
Wales, Sunday School 9 a.m., Wor-
ship Service 10:30 a.m., Sunday
Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednes-
day Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. For
more information, call 638-1019.


Taxes


Continued From Page 1
registrations and license plates be
renewed for truck tractors, semi-
trailers, trucks over 5,000 lbs.,
and nine or more passenger auto-
mobiles for hire before they
expire. Operators of commercial
vehicles must present a prior reg-
istration, registration renewal
notice or license plate number,
proof of payment or exemption
from Federal Heavy Use Tax for
all commercial trucks with a
gross vehicle weight of 55,000
pounds or more, and proof of
commercial insurance for all
vehicles exceeding 26,000 lbs
GVW and regular insurance for
commercial trucks with a GVW
less than 26,001 GVW. The tax
office reminds mobile home and
commercial vehicle owners that
failure to renew registrations on
time can result in additional
penalty fees. More importantly, it
is a violation of state law to oper-
ate a vehicle in the State of Florida
with out current registration or
license plate. The cost of renewal
will vary according to the gross


Obituaries


Jennifer Marie Brown


Jennifer Marie Brown, 20, of
Frostproof, died Thursday, Dec.
8; 2005 of
injuries sus-
tained in an
auto accident .
in Frostproof.
She was
born in Bar-
tow on Nov.
15, 1985. She
was a lifelong Jennifer
resident of Brown
Frostproof.
Ms. Brown's unborn daugh-
ter (Hailey) also died in the auto
accident.
Jennifer was employed by
Walmart in Sebring. She attend-
ed First Christian Church of
Frostproof. She was a member
of the Frostproof High School
SClass of 2004.
Survivors include her Fianc6;
Charles 'Chuckie' Thornton, her
parents: Mother, Charlotte
Brown and Father, Tim Brown;
-. both of Frostproof; Sister, Tasha
Brown of Frostproof, Nephew,
SConner Daniel of Frostproof.
Maternal grandparents:
James and Jewel Bateman of
Frostproof; Paternal grandpar-
ents: Theral and Lavon Martin of




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Caraway, Ark.
Local family members: Cur-
tis, Marlana, Julie, James, Angel
and Donalda BateXran all of
Frostproof.
Visitation was Monday, Dec.
12, 2005 at Marion Nelson
Funeral Home in Frostproof.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day, Dec. 13 at the funeral home
chapel with Wrynn Collins offi-
ciating. Burial followed at the
Silver Hill Cemetery in Frost-
proof.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
of Frostproof was in charge of
arrangements.

Johnnie Lee Harnage
Johnnie Lee Harnage, 63,
died Dec. 17. 2005 at his home.
Mr. Har-
nage was born
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of Frostproof.
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and served in Harnage
Vietnam. He
was of the Church of God faith.
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his daughter, Beverly Lynn Har-
nage.
Survivors include: his wife,
Maggie Harnage of Frostproof;
daughter, Melinda G. Lane of
Brantley, Ga.; sons, Johnny L.
Harnage Jr. of Frostproof, and-
Christopher M. Harnage of Bab-
son Park; brother, Floyd Har-
nage of Sarasota; and, sister,
Jeanette Talbot of Wauchula.
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grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren.
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Funeral Home in Frostproof..
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ciating.
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Armor Edward Lanier
Armor Edward Lanier, 85,
died Dec. 14, 2005 at The Grove
Center.
Mr. Lanier was born in 1920
in Okeechobee. He was a long-


time resident of Frostproof,
where he was employed in
maintenance at Indian Lakes
Estates Golf Course.
He was a member of the
Church of Christ in Frostproof.
He was a veteran of World
War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter, Pamela Donalson of Frost-
proof; son, Armor Dale Lanier of
Babson Park; three grandchil-
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graveside at Silver Hill Cemetery
on Dec. 16. Rev. Rick Giles offici-
ated.
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of Frostproof was in charge of
arrangements.

Hilda Church Moran
Hilda Church Moran, 82, died
Dec. 15, 2005 at Spring Lake
Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 9, 1923 in
Frostproof. She moved to Lake
Wales 50 years ago from Frost-
proof. She was a homemaker.
Nrs. Moran was of the
Methodist Faith.
She was preceded in death by
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Fire Services addresses union concerns


BARTOW, Fla. Recently, a
member of the Polk Professional
Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local
3531, voiced concerns about the
Polk County Fire Department's
"Ride-Up" program. Specifically,
those concerns related to adequa-
cy of the training process and fol-
low-up verification methods used
to prepare firefighters for their
program roles. The Polk County
Fire Department (PCFD) took
those concerns very seriously -
immediately and appropriately
addressing them to continue the
ensured safety of both fire person-
nel and Polk residents. According
to Polk County Fire Chief, David
Cash, "The Fire Services' priority
continues to be providing quality
emergency services in the safest,
most efficient way possible."
The "Ride-Up" program is not
new, but has, in the past, been
voluntary. The new mandatory
program was developed to
ensure that qualified personnel
are available and fire stations are
adequately staffed to meet public

CAN must
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The
Florida Department of Health
(DOH), in cooperation with the
Florida Association of Nurse Assis-
tants, Florida Health Care Associa-
tion, Florida Association of Homes
for the Aging, Florida Hospital
Association, Florida Hospices and
Palliative Care, Inc. and the Associ-
ated Home Health Industries of
Florida, would like to remind the
state's certified nursing assistants
(CNAs) to complete their certificate
renewal process by Dec. 31, 2005.
Renewal forms were mailed to the
address of record and should have
been received no later than mid-
October. If a CNA has not received
a form, they should call 850-488-
0595. As of Dec. 8, 2005, nearly


safety needs at all times. Each fire
station is normally staffed with a
firefighter, an engineer (driver),
and a lieutenant. Additionally, a
battalion chief covers four or five
fire stations during each shift, pro-
viding roving assistance and
direction where needed. The pro-
gram works like this: if a battalion
chief has to use a sick day, a
trained and qualified lieutenant
will "ride-up" and fill the empty
slot. Personnel are permitted to
"ride -up" one step only, and only
after receiving training and pass-
ing a competency evaluation
administered by a state-certified
fire instructor. So, a firefighter can
"ride-up" to the engineer position
- and an engineer can "ride-up"
to a lieutenant position. Any fire-
fighter position that is vacant as a
result of the "ride-up" program is
filled with a qualified part-time
firefighter (usually off duty fire-
fighters from other jurisdictions
within the county). If necessary,
overtime is offered to fill vacan-
cies.


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Based on criteria developed by
qualified public safety personnel
training for the Ride-Up program
focuses on the skills and compe-
tencies needed for the role the
personnel will fill. All staff poten-
tially affected by the program
have received training and have
been evaluated to ensure they are
ready to fill their respective roles.
No staff member will be asked to
"ride-up" until there is verification
that they meet the requirements
to do so.
During the initial implementa-
tion phase of the mandatory Ride-
Up program, strengths and weak-
nesses of the program were
reviewed, as is common with any
new program. Based on con-
cerns raised by the union, man-
agement agreed to revert, tem-
porarily, to a voluntary program
until the process could be re-eval-
uated and restructured (if
deemed appropriate). Over the
next few weeks, staff will, again,
be tested for necessary compe-
tencies and the mandatory ride-


up program will begin upon suc-
cessful completion of that evalua-
tion. Any personnel who need
additional training, will receive it.
Polk County Fire Services has
been ahead of industry standards
in meeting the safety needs of all
personnel investing in and pro-
viding state-of-the-art air packs,
protective clothing and fire appa-
ratus reviewing and upgrading
training programs on an ongoing
basis. Further, the ride-up pro-
gram offers fire personnel of all
ranks a career development
opportunity, ultimately making
them more eligible for promotion
to a higher rank.
Overall, the Ride-Up program
enhances public safety and pro-
vides fire services management
the ability to ensure adequate,
qualified staffing is ready to assist
the public at all times. Allegations
that fire administration has no
concern about the public's safety,
or that of fire services personnel,
have no basis in fact.


renew certificates by Dec. 31
1% of the estimated 90,000 active CNAs that mail in the renewal DOH's Division of Medical
NAs expected to renew have form and fees by Dec. 31st can con- Quality Assurance licenses and reg-
ne so. tinue to work and should receive ulates CNAs and the state's other
The CNA renewal form and a their new certificates by the end of health care practitioners and facili-
25 renewal fee must be received by January. DOH is expecting a large ties. MQA, in conjunction with 22
OH before Dec. 31, 2005, or the number of renewals in the last week boards and 6 councils, regulates
*rtificate will become delinquent oftheyear, so applying earlywill pre- six types of facilities and more than
id the CNAwillnot be able to prac- vent any delays in processing. 40 health care professions. MQA
,e in Florida. After Jan. 1, 2006, the CNAs can keep updated by evaluates the credentials of all
newal fee and delinquency fee enrolling in the Board Web Forum applicants for licensure, issues
tals $45. Certificates not renewed at licenses, analyzes and investigates
ill go null and void on July 1,2006, http://forum.doh.state.fl.us/-MQA complaints, inspects facilities,
id the CNA will have to apply to nursing or by checking the CNA assists in prosecuting practice act
ke the CNA examination again to web page at violations, combats unlicensed
tainn anew certificate. http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/cn activity and provides credential and
CNAs that were newly certified a/cna home.html. If they have discipline history about licensees
n or after May 16, 2005, do not questions, they can contact the to the public. Visit
eed to renew this year and have CNA Registry via email at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/
-en issued a new certificate with MQA_CNA@doh.state.fl.us, or via for additional information about
Expiration date of Dec. 31,2007. phone at (850) 245-4567. MQA.


A
Healthier


Life "


with Katrina Elsken


SThe makers of the DemiDose
pill splitter sent me a pill splitter
to try. The little device has a
lower half that holds the pill in
place and a top with a blade that
cuts like a guillotine after the two
pieces are put together and you
push on the top. You can get dif-
ferent "beds" to hold the pills in
place these pill beds are made
in the right shape and size for the
most commonly split pharma-
ceuticals. You can order the beds
to fit the name brand drugs.
There is also a generic pill bed
that can be used for any other
pills. Since you can order these
"beds" for specific medications,
they fit the pills exactly and do a
good job of holding the pill
exactly centered. I found the pill
splitter was easy to use and cut
the pills cleanly to a uniform
size.
So I put it totest by a frail
octogenarian woman who has
been splitting pills for three dif-
ferent medications. The pill
'beds" worked fine and despite
her arthritis, she could easily
work the DemiDose when it
came to doing the actual split-
ting. She reported the device did
a much cleaner and more even
job of splitting the medications
than she had done with a knife
or scissors, and she didn't lose
any of the pills in the DemiDose.
(She admitted that sometimes
when she tries to cut a pill with a
scissors, half would fly across
the room!) The problem howev-
er was that due to arthritis in her
hands, she could not get the
"beds" in and out of the device
easily. She concluded that
because she had three pills to
split, she would need someone
to help her switch the pill "beds"
back and forth, or else get one
pill splitter for each prescription.
Before making any change in
your diet, exercise or medica-
tion program, consult your doc-
tor. This is especially important
if you are on prescription med-
ications. Some drugs interact
badly with foods that might oth-
erwise be considered "healthy."


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Library hosts Chribtmas party
Story time wasn't the only popular draw at the Latt Maxcy
Memorial Library Christmas program held Dec. 15. Santa
seemed to be receiving a lot of attention.


City Council meets,

requests state help


By MayAnn Morris
At the Frostproof City Council
meeting of Dec. 19, 2005, it was
business as usual. City Manager
Carl Cheatham attended a meeting
of the legislative delegation to
advise that Frostproof has serious
issues with drainage and requests
financial assistance with this mat-
ter, should funds be available.
On the search for a permanent
city manager, the background
investigation in consideration of
Timothy Hill is ongoing and Brian
Haas, City Attorney will be prepar-
ing the manager's contract for
review by the City Council.
The negotiation workshop
regarding the DCA finding of not-in-
compliance will be discussed at a
Special Meeting scheduled for this
Thursday, December 22 at 2 p.m. at
City Hall. The workshop for the dis-
cussion of impact fees will not be
scheduled until the first council meet-
ing in January. That meeting has
been re-scheduled to Jan. 3, 2006 at 6
p.m. since Jan. 2 is a holiday.
The council passed unani-
mously Resolution 205-29, adding
,an administrative.femtothe com-
S T


mercial garbage rates. Residential
customers already pay an adminis-
trative fee for garbage collection.
After discussion by the council, a
motion was made authorizing City
Manager Cheatham to request pro-
posals from architects to establish a
cost to relocate the police depart-
ment and combine it with fire safety
and EMS. J.R. Rhoden and Jim Bell,
director of public safety are interest-
ed in participating in this project.
Costs must be established in order
to take the p -.~a to the County
Commission for their consideration.
The date for the cemetery meet-
ing will be set at the Jan. 3, 2006
meeting.
Brian Haas, city attorney advised
the Council that he has been served
with a suit from Cable Contractors,
Inc, alleging breach of contract by
the City. Mr. Haas requested a
closed executive session with the
Council to discuss this matter. The
Council agreed and an executive
session will take place at 4:45 p.m.
Jan. 16, 2006 before the regular City
Council meeting at 6 p.m. that day.
Public notice will be given for this
Meeting.


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An advertisement in this
newspaper recently caught my
eye. The ad promoted a device
to split prescription pills.
Pill splitting has become pop-
ular with penny-conscious sen-
ior citizens. The practice has its
advantages and disadvantages.
Why split pills".. The most
Popular reason isj,.f Many
prescription medications cost
the same amount per pill no
matter what the dosage. So 100
mg of a medication may cost the
same as 50 mg of the same med-
ication. Buying the higher dose
and cutting it in half cuts the
patient's prescription bill in half.
Some people try to save by
purchasing prescription drugs
from Canada. The companies
that sell these drugs sometimes
don't offer many choices of
dosage. So the purchaser must.
cut the pills to get the right
dosage.
Finally, there are patients like
my own mother, who is such a
tiny person that some of her pre-
scriptions just aren't available in
the right dosage for her weight.
She has to cut the pills in half to
get the right dosage.
The disadvantages to splitting
pills are well documented. If you
don't cut the pill exactly even,
the dosage may be slightly high-
er or lower than it should be.
Some pills may crumble when
they are cut, causing you to lose
part of the medication. Some
medications, have a coating that
protects the stomach, or allows
the medication to be time-
released; cutting the pill takes
away the protection of this coat-
ing. For those who take several
pills a day, cutting the pills up
also increases the chance that
medications might get mixed up.
A patient might become con-
fused and take too high a dosage
of a medication. If you are using
the same knife or scissors to cut
several types of prescriptions,
you might contaminate one drug
with another.
Before you consider pill split-
ting, discuss it with your doctor.
Find out if any of the prescrip-
tions you take can be safely split
and if he or she would be willing
to prescribe a larger dose. It is
not an option for some medica-
tions. Discuss what you would
use to cut the pills in half, how
you would keep such equipment
clean, and how you would store
the broken pills.


Holiday garbage


schedule announced
The Polk County Board of Landfills will be closed. There
County Commissioners Solid will be no garbage collection
Waste division announces the
Christmas Day holiday garbage service in the unincorporated
schedule. areas. The Saturday pickup will
Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 the not be rescheduled.


Graduated students with a cer-
tificate of completion from a Polk
County public high school wish-
ing to retake the communications
or mathematics section of the
High School Competency Test
(HSCT) must register for the test
by Friday, Jan. 6, 2006. The HSCT
communications test is scheduled


to be given on Wednesday, Jan.
11 and the mathematics test will
be given on Thursday, January 12.
Both tests will be given at Bartow
Middle School, 550 East Clower
Street beginning at 5 p.m. Call
Eileen Schofield at (863) 534-0688
to register.


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Tropical Anthuriums add holiday color


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
A common complaint given
for folks not wanting to buy tra-
ditional holiday plants like poin-
settia is that they look good for
the holidays, but they go bad
soon afterwards. Over the past
few years, UF horticultural
researchers and the nursery
industry have been developing
a new colorful plant suitable for
holiday giving and seasonal col-
ors.
Anthurium have the addi-
tional good points that they will
last well into the new year, and
they are an affordable way to
add a new tropical Florida look
to traditional holiday greenery.
Today's column will tempt you
with news about this "Flamingo
Flower", and suggest how to
select and care for this up and
coming Holiday gift.
There are between 800 and
1000 known species of Antheri-
ums, which are native to the
tropical Americas, from Mexico,
Costa Rica, and Cuba to Brazil
and Argentina. Different species
have different growth habits;
some climb up trees, others are
firmly planted in soil, and there
are still more that are airplants.
The common names of Tail-
flower, Cockscomb, Flamingo
Flower, Hawaiian Love Plant,
and Tongue of Fire all attest to
the beauty of most Anthurium


species.
Anthuriums have shiny dark
green, oblong, heart-shaped
leaves. However, it is their col-
orful and long-lasting flowers
consisting of brightly colored
"leaves" or spathes, and con-
trasting or complementary
bumpy flower-stalks, know as
spadices. These showy plastic-
looking flowers come in many
shades, including red, rose,
pink, and white. The protrud-
ing tail-like flower can be white,
yellow and sometimes pink.
Not only are the bloom cut
and included in floral arrange-
ments, they are now commonly
available as flowering house-
plants that will rival many other
holiday plants for color, texture
and ease of care. Anthurium
can flower year round; poinset-
tia flowers are only a seasonal
visitor.
Lots of breeding research
with this plant has resulted in
many new anthurium cultivars,
bringing consumers a whole
new world of colors, sizes,
shapes textures. Other research
has improved the methods to
grow these plants in Florida and
Hawaii tissue culture labs and
greenhouses. UF/IFAS research
and nursery innovation now
make our state the number-one
producer of this potted plant in
the world today.
Among new cultivars are
plants adapted to growing in


small containers. Repotting
may actually discourage the
production of flowers, as that
these plants will -do well in a
root bound confined condition.
I recently purchased a "Vol-
cano PlantTM, grown in
Hawaii, that is growing on a
piece of volcanic rock; the root
ball is no bigger that 2 inches in
diameter. (For those interested,
I have placed a webpage on-
line that shows the diversity of
colors, sizes and textures of
these tropical beauties.)
According to former UF
Extension Specialist Dr. Rick
Schoellhorn, three myths have
discouraged consumers from
choosing Anthuriums as house-
plants:
These are NOT low-light
plants. Research has shown
that one reason why these
plants stop blooming is a lack of
light. Bright, indirect light (80%
to 90% shade) is the right
amount of light in Florida. It is
necessary to keep them away
from direct sunlight, which will
burn the leaves.
Anthuriums DON'T need lots
of water. In fact, it is best to let
Anthuriums dry out between
waterings. This will cut down
on root-rot disease and gives
the roots a chance to breathe.
Once dry, don't forget to water
these tropical beauties, as they
are not drought tolerant, and
the leaf tips will scorch if left


dry. Misting with water is also
recommended to dislodge dust
and temporarily increase rela-
tive humidity.
Anthuriums DON'T need lots
of fertilizer. Actually, a lot of
problems can occur when too
much fertilizer given to these
plants. Over-fertilization, espe-
cially with nitrogen, leads to leaf
burn and may discourage flow-
ering. Use a soluble fertilizer
with a 1-2-1 ratio, and occasion-
ally flush the root ball with
water to remove fertilizer salt
buildup.
. Finally, since they are tropi-
cals, keep them in pots so they
can be moved inside when tem-
peratures soar above 90
degrees F or drop below 70
degrees F. Avoid placing them
near drafts and excessive heat
or cold, especially from televi-
sions, refrigerators, and similar
appliances. Follow these care
instructions and few pest issues
will occur.
Some small words of cau-
tion: there is the potential for
irritation of the mouth and
digestive symptoms if large
quantities of the plants are
eaten. Sensitive persons may
receive minor, short term irrita-
tion of the skin and eyes if they
come in contact with the sap.
Place Anthuriums in the home
out of reach of kids and pets to
avoid these issues.


Obese pets may have health problems


This holiday season when
you're sitting down to your
turkey dinner, don't be tempted
to sneak Rover a morsel under
the table.
Dr. John Bauer, a veterinary
nutritionist at the College of Vet-
erinary Medicine and Biomed-
ical Sciences at Texas A&M Uni-
versity, says gaining a few
pounds could spell big trouble
for your pet.
"When animals eat more
calories than they burn through
exercise, they are at risk for obe-
sity," says Bauer. "However there
are other factors that vary
among pets. Differences in
metabolic rates or genetic make-
up, even with animals in the
same breed, could cause them
to gain weight."
Some breeds are predisposed
to obesity, Bauer says.
"Labrador retrievers, beagles,
basset hounds, cocker spaniels
and terriers have the potential to
become overweight," Bauer


notes. "Older animals, spayed or
neutered pets and those that
have owners with low levels of
activity are also likely to become
obese."
Severely obese animals are
prone to serious diseases. "Car-
rying extra weight on the joints
can result in orthopedic prob-
lems like arthritis," adds Bauer.
"Other serious risks are conges-
tive heart failure, diabetes and
intolerance to exercise and heat,
which can lead to stress on the.
heart, lungs and joints."
If you think your pet is over-
weight, Bauer offers some sug-
gestions.
"Take the pet to the veterinar-
ian to be checked fortmetabolic
diseases," he says. "If the obesity
is not caused by a disease, the
veterinarian can recommend a
diet for your pet."
When choosing a diet, Bauer
advises owners to be aware of
the amount of calories in the
food. "For very obese animals, it


is better to use food designed for
dieting rather than feeding less
of the usual food. If your animal
is slightly overweight, you can
reduce the amount of regular
food," he explains. Bauer sug-
gests reducing the amount by no
more than 10 to 15 percent.
"Prevention is always better
than the cure," Bauer adds. The
first step is to know the signs of
weight gain."
Learning how to use body
condition scoring is a great way
to tell if your pet is overweight,
he believes.
"Body condition scoring can,
be explained by your veterinari-
an or information cari be found
on websites like
www.purina.com," Bauer says.
"Owners can see pictures of
what an ideal animal should
look like on the website."
A fit animal will have an
"abdominal tuck" which means
the area under the animal and in
front of the rear legs is tight and


well defined, says Bauer. "The
owner should also be able to feel
definition in each rib and see a
discernable waist."
Another tip for prevention of
obesity is strictly limiting or elim-
inating human food treats. "Use
a treat that is specifically manu-
factured for that purpose or use
one or two of the kibbles from
the food bag as a treat," he says.
If you are feeding your pet
low calorie snacks like carrots or
green beans, Bauer suggests not
overdoing it. "Even though they
are low calorie snacks, they can
add up. Find out how many calo-
ries are in each snack before you
feed them to your pet," he says.-
This holiday season when
you're feasting with family and
friends, remember the serious
effects of pet obesity can be
avoided. If you know the signs of
obesity and limit the amount of
human food treats, Bauer says
your pet will live a happier and
healthier life.


Florida orange crop


estimate decreased


LAKELAND, Fla. On Dec. 9,
the U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) released its second crop
forecast for the 2005-2006 season.
The USDA expects the state's
orange crop to produce 162 mil-
lion boxes during the 2005-06 sea-
son, a 15% decrease from the Oct.
12 estimate.
"This decrease is largely due to
the crop loss caused by Hurricane
Wilma, which hit the state on Oct.
24," said Andy LaVigne, executive
vice president/CEO of Florida Cit-
rus Mutual. "Also, reports of small-
er than anticipated fruit sizes have
impacted the estimate."
The forecast for early and mid-
season varieties, which includes
3.5 million boxes of Navels, is pro-
jected at 80 million boxes and
Valencias are projected at 82 mil-
lion boxes this season.
"Grower cash market prices for
Early-Mid oranges have already
increased sharply in anticipation of
this crop reduction and are about
40% higher than last season," Mr.


LaVigne said. "However, growers
may not see a great improvement
to their bottom line due to higher
production costs for fuel and har-
vesting labor."
Grapefruit estimates decreased
by one-third as the crop estimate
was reduced from 24 million
boxes to 16 million boxes. For spe-
cialty fruit, the USDA predicts
800,000 boxes of Temples; 1.2 mil-
lion boxes of tangelos; and 5.7 mil-
lion boxes of tangerines, including
3.5 million boxes of early varieties
and 2.2 million boxes of Honeys.
"It is expected that the increase
in grower fruit prices will begin to
impact retail prices in the next few
months," Mr. LaVigne said.
The Florida citrus industry has a
$9.1 billion economic impact to
the state, employs nearly 90,000
people and covers 750,000 acres in
the state. Florida Citrus Mutual,
founded in 1948, is the state's
largest citrus grower's organiza-
tion with nearly 11,000 grower
members.


Art exhibit at Bok


Tower Sanctuary


LAKE WALES, Fla. The "Dis-
appearing Landscape" exhibi-
tion of oil paintings by Lake
Wales artist, Maija Baynes, is on
view through January 26 at His-
toric Bok Sanctuary. The exhibit
is included with general Sanctu-
ary admission and can be seen
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sanc-
tuary's Education and Visitor
Center.
Mr. Baynes' style of painting
can be described as impression-
istic painting with a contempo-
rary feel. Her recent paintings
are a complete contrast to her
finely-detailed etchings. She uses


color, composition and her own
emotions to create the essence
of nature, a place she has been
or an experience she has had.
"...Through my paintings, I
hope I can share this experi-
ence." She has won numerous
awards, and her paintings hang
in corporate, public and private
collections. She has been invited
to participate in the Biennale of
Internazionale Dell'Arte Con-
temporanea in Florence, Italy.

For more information on the
exhibit or art purchases, contact
Pirjo Restina at (863) 734-1221.


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$175. (866)855-0158
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bed, light wd w/ painted bows
& pink flowers. Brand new.
$700 neg. (863)227-0199
CEDAR CHEST- 2, Solid cedar
$250 or will separate
(863)467-4328
END TABLES, (2), curvy legs,
between light & medium ma-
ple, very nice, $50.
(863)635-0474
FUTON $35 or best offer
(863)467-2153
LR SET Chair, sofa, loveseat
w/ matching rug $500
(863)983-7269 Leave mes-
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Brown & white & 1 black
$50 or will separate
863-447-1141
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50's style. Red & chrome.
Very nice. $300
(863)697-0014


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good batt/charger, $1599.
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$2795.neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, sets,
2 bags incl/Odyssey 990, Wil-
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$700will sep. (863)946-3123.


PISTOL, 9mm, w/case & 2
magazines, less than 50
rounds shot, exc. cond.,
$400. (863)227-0396
RIFLE- Savage Model III, 300
Winchester Magnum
w/scope, $500 or best offer
(863)634-0856
SHOT GUN- Winchester, 12
age, Deer Gun w/scope.
335. (863)467-7838



HEXAGON DUMB BELLS -
5-50 Ibs, with rack, $300
(863)357-2829
UNIV. WEIGHTLIFTING
MACH- Health Rider &
Gravity Edge, all 3 machines
$100.(863)655-0030.
WEIGHT BENCH- Sears, Good
condition $125
(863)467-0109



TRANE UNIT HEATER Elec-
tric, horizontal/vertical model
UHEC. Com/resi. Brand new.
$750 (772)260-6318


DIAMOND BAGGETT BAND-
Like new condition. $600
(863)697-0845
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $575
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
LADIES GOLD ANTIQUE
POCKET WATCH- over 100
yrs old, $500 neg.
(863)634-9620. Okeechobee


LAMPS, (2), brand new, never
been used, cream & gold,
$35 for both.
(863)635-0474
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CRAFT-MATIC BED -Complete
$500 (863)634-9536 or
(863)763-9527
ELEC SCOOTER- Victory, 3
wheel, new batt., light & bas-
ket, swivel cloth seat, runs
good $600 (863)634-5095


HANDICAPPED POWER LIFT-
for Wheelchair, goes on back
of car, all hook ups, $1000
(863)467-9892
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NEW WHEEL CHAIR light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5
w/seat pad was $575 now
$300 (863)357-8788


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condition, $80 for all will sell
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MINI BLINDS (50) Like new,
various sizes, up to 6' wide,
$25forall. (772)971-9474


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ELEC PIANO- Korg P60, LIKE
NEW, a steal at $800
(863)763-3229.
ELECTRIC ORGAN DISCOV-
ERY- '98, by Estey $500.
(863)674-0314
GERMAN UPRIGHT BASS-
asking $700,
(863)763-3229.
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $300. (863)673-3860
PA SYSTEM Small, Fender
basement amp. Microphones,
drum machine $500 or best
offer (863)357-0406
UPRIGHT PIANO- Pennington,
need space, must sell asap
$300 or best offer
(863)763-7460.


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CAT. LEOR & Yellow lab mix -
11 months old, all shots, all
vac, and spade $25 to good
home only (863)610-1093
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES UKC
reg. 9 weeks old $450-500
(863)763-3073
CHINESE Shar-pei's cham-
pion blood line 2 m & 2 f
now taking deposits $800
and up (863)675-6690
DOG HOUSE for medium size
dog, teak w/two windows
and mosquito netting $60
(863)675-3944
Last Minute Gift Idea, substi-
tute these ring neck doves
for turtle doves, $25
(863)675-6214 aft 6pm
LHASA APSO- AKC, Female,
spayed, Loving, Great w/kids.
Must sell do to illness. Sacri-
fice $350 863-697-8308 Okee
MALTISE PUPPIES, AKC Reg.
$795-$995each.2M/1F.
Shots & Wormed. Mother
on premises. (863)357-2676
PITBULL Pups Full blooded
everything up to date, 1 male 1
female, also avail, huge dog
kennel $250 (863)227-0396
PUG, ACA, Rare, Black, 1F/2M
Ready 12/22-8wks. Shots, pa-
pers/health cert. $700-$800.
(863)673-4200/228-2140
RABBIT tame, litter box
trained $10 (863)635-4690
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RAT TERRIER PUPPY- male,
black & white, ready for
Christmas $100
(863)763-2081 or 634-9684
REX BUNNY, baby, $10.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area


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GARDEN TUB: White. $100.
(863)763-8085


Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.

(863)635-0772
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HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25.(863)946-3123
POOL CUE w/case in excellent
condition $40
(863)675-3944
PUNCHING BAG, Everlast,
Stand Up Style. $25.
(863)763-8085


BIG SCREEN TV- 50" Toshiba,
$1100 or best offer
(863)763-8943.
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COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
SETTLING TORCH w/ hoses,
gauges, & oxygen tanks. Also,
drill press & 2 grinders. $700
for all (863)763-9527


PACHINKO MACHINE- Me-
chanical vertical Japanese
pinball, good cond. $100 or
best offer (863)357-7406


WANTED: Used Rugger Pistol,
Semi Automatic.
(863)675-3665

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



VACUUM PUMP- Surge
SP-11, Runs, needs minor
repair. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-8844


BEAUTIFUL Palomino AQHA,
good bloodlines 6yrs., profes-
sionally trained in cutting,
$10,000 (772)285-3897
GELDING- Retired jumper
$700 or best offer.
(863)357-3325
HORSES 1 beautiful Buck-
skin, 1 Grey Appaloosa Danc-
ing Show Horse. $2200 both
or will sep. (863)227-0199
QUARTER/Thoroughbred 1yr
old stud, halter broke $600
(772)467-0979
WESTERN SHOW SADDLE
"Billy Cook". w/Breast strap
& tie down. $450.
(863)672-9200

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LAWN TRAILER: 5X12
w/ramp. New floors, tires &
rims. $695. (863)675-4882
PUSH LAWN MOWER John
Deere w/ bagger, used very lit-
tle. $100 (863)675-4858
Railroad cross ties $10
(863)697-8225


RIDING MOWER John Deere,
14.5 HF, 38" cut, runs good,
$700 (863)673-3620
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
42" cut, $500
863)675-4882


CORTINA ENGLISH RIDING
SADDLE- asking $100
(863)675-1634


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property,
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



FROST PROOF, 2br, lba, 116
F St. (863)635-6399
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, atic,
basement or closet in
today's classifieds.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 101
Condos/
Townhouses Sale10tl
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land-Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property- Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre moun-
tain view and riverfront
homesites from the $60s.
Gated community, custom
lodge. Near natural hot
springs. Don't miss out! Call
(866)292-5762.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
& COLORFUL FALL FOLI-
AGEI WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountalnreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
vestment 33 acres
$115,500. Owner Financing
available. Call Glenn
(850)545-4928.


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plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
TENNESSEE ACREAGE FOR
SALE Near Chattanooga.
Beautiful new lakeside com-
munity. 1 to 5 acre home-
sites from the $40s. Limited
number of private boat slips:
Call for appt.
(866)292-5769.
Tennessee Waterfront Land
Sale! Direct Waterfront par-
cels from only $9,900! Cabin
Package from $64,900! 4.5
acres suitable for 4 homes
and docks only $99,900! All
properties are new to the
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Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



HOMES of MERIT '89 -14x60
2BD, 2BA, Excel. Cond. no
Hurr. dam. $15,000/neg. You
move. (863)467-4808

Recreation


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035


AIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton
Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom,
470 continental, runs good,
$7800 (863)946-3857
ALUM V HULL BOAT -12FT,
with trailer and 25HP motor,
$1000 (863)655-0030.
BAYLINER CAPRI 1988, 16',
85 hp Force, Stereo & Fish-
finder. $1500 or best offer.
(863)632-9166


CAMPER ENCLOSURE- for
20ft boat, good condition,
was $2500 asking $750
(863)763-5011
CAROLINA SKIFF, 16 Ft., 50
hp Mercury. Very good condi-
tion. Trailer included. Ready to
fish! $2500. (863)599-1239
KAYAK- Hobie Lanai, used,
roomy cockpit, drink holder,
storage, good size for
kids,$185 (863)467-1790
KAYAK- Perception Swifty,
9.5, used highback seat,
good cond, yellow, $150
neg. (863)467-1790 Iv msg
MERCURY '69 10 horse
power. $150
(801)673-6926
PONTOON BOAT, 21 Ft., Sun
Tracker w/trailer. Rigged out
for night fishing. 90 hp motor,
GPS, depth finder, 2600 watt
Yamaha generator. $6500. Call
(863)381-9356/655-3654
PONTOON BOAT 21 Ft. w/2
25hp motors, canopy & trail-
er. $2500. (863)675-2575
Pontoon Boat, '94, Starcraft,
1995 40hp Mercury, low hrs.,
no trailer, fish ready, $4000.
(765)610-4494
Powerwinch, model 315, trlr
winch for boats to 4,000 Ibs.
used very little, $80.
(863)946-1829
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


DODGE -Class C, older model,
new radials, brakes & tune up.
Sleeps 6. Great shape. $3500
(863)467-8186/946-1331
Lakeport, 28' fifth wheel,
w/25' screened room, lot
rent, $140, $4000.
(863)467-8186/941-1331
TOW BAR: Roadmaster 5250
Falcon w/car side quick dis-
connect kit, tow lights/cover.
$450 (863)675-2567 LaBelle
WINNEBEGO REALDO '96 -
excel cond., low miles,
$22,500 Or trade for late
model truck (863)467-8798


GOLDWING '84 Classic. New
tires. 2 helmet intercom/stereo
CB. Grt cond $3500
(863)467-8186/946-1331
HONDA GOLDWING '76- runs
good, $1800 (863)673-3620
YAMAHA '71- street bike, sin-
gle cylinder, collectors item,
tagged & titled $600 or best
offer (863)634-7680


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
SUZUKI 80- '2000, Good con-
dition. $2200.
(863)467-0109
YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- '2000, 4 Wheeler, Low
hours, Runs great. $2500.
(863)467-1047


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YAMAHA BEAR TRACKER
250- 4 Wheeler, '2001, Runs
great. Low hours, $2500.
(863)467-1047


HOLIDAY RAMBLER TRAVEL
TRAILER, '93, 33', new re-
frig., a/c etc., good cond.,
Moving Must Sell. $7500
neg. (772)468-2377
Terry Travel Trailer, '94, 27',
like new, used very little, must
see, avail. Jan. 1, Okeechobee,
$7,000. (863)763-8709 or
(610)283-3416 or email
Idabakerl2(aaol com

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


MERCURY SABLE 1993 for
parts or repair $300
(863)763-0920 or 801-1970


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ACURA INTEGRA 1997 new
paint, detailed, black, $4900
(863)634-3451

CHEVY LUMINA '95- V6 se-
dan, great condition, $2000
or best offer (863)610-4676
or(863)763-0257.
FORD MUSTANG '94, V6, Low
miles. Looks & Runs good.
Well maintained. $2500
863-467-7049/561-261-9274
HONDA ACCORD '90- LX, 4dr,
runs good, low miles, $1800
(863)634-1909/634-3931 or
(305)797-5011
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1988 -
low miles, good shape, a/c
cool, very good gas mileage
$1100/neg. (863)517-1753
MERC COUGAR '91- good
condition, new tires, just ser-
viced asking $2000 or best
offer (863)677-4001.
NISSAN SENTRA NX 2000'93
Rebuilt trans. New tires.
130K mi. Runs good. 27 mi
per gal. $1000 (863)677-0459
OLDS CUTLASS '96- needs
transmission work, $500
(863)634-2191.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME SL '94, 2 Dr., Tinted,
sound system. P/L, P/W. P/S,
P/B. $2500 (863)447-0651
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988,
Needs work. $250 or best
offer. (863)467-8856


TOYOTA CELICA 1993 5sp,
cold air, $3500
(863)675-5001
TOYOTA MR2, '88, white, sun
roof, runs great, 32-35 mpg,
am/fm/cd, very dependable,
$1500. (561)924-2208


CHEVEROLET PICK UP
TRUCK 1955 500 cu. in.
motor. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-4826
DODGE ASPEN '74 Slant 6,
runs great. Needs minor res-
toration. $500 (863)697-6731
VOLKSWAGON SUPER BEE-
TLE 1971, Brand new motor.
Needs restoration. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-4826


EASY GO 2 seater w/top and
windshield and charger
$1250/neg. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART'00, Yamaha, gas,
w/winter top, $1950.
(863)763-4545/260-450-22


CAR DOLLY, Tow-Master,
good condition $350
(863)946-3860
HOLLY CARBURETOR- 750
Double pumper, Very clean
$75. (239)770-6423
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
863-634-0399


CHEVY 4x4- '72 & '85, no mo-
tors, $1000 863-6973895
CHEVY S10, '03, 3 dr., stan-
dard shift, 4 cyl., 13k mi.,
under factory warranty,
$9900. (863)357-3413
DODGE RAM- '87, 4X4, Auto.
318, Long bed. Runs good.
$2500. (239)770-6423
GMC-'86, 22' Drive van body,
New eng. & tires, Less than
30K, 5spd. $4500 or best
offer. (941)416-5571
TAILGATE- '02 for F250, Su-
per Duty, Like new, $500 or
best offer. (863)357-4827
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645


CHEVY SUBURBAN LT- '97,
White, 4x4, All power, Very
clean $8500. or best offer
(863)697-6540


TONNEAU COVER by ARE
fits Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed
truck Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
TOOL BOX- full size, United
Welding Systems, Gullwing,
lockable, exc cond. $150
neg (863)697-1645
TRANSMISSION- 4x4, Turbo
350, Rebuilt, $350 or best
offer. (863)467-8856
UTILITY CAP, for pick up
truck, for 8' bed, $400.
(863)673-5038
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Strickland named Agriculture Woman of the Year


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson today announced that
Marlene Strickland of Sarasota has
been named "Woman of the Year
in Agriculture" for 2005.
"As one of the state's most pop-
ular 4-H leaders and president of
the nation's largest beef industry
organization for women, she has
done everything in her consider-
able power to promote Florida
agriculture," Bronson said. "She is
a true leader with a long and
impressive record of service. Her
vision has helped guide Florida's
beef industry, and her work with
young people has inspired a new
generation of agricultural leaders."
The award, now in its 21st year,
recognizes women who have
made outstanding contributions to
Florida agriculture. It is sponsored
by the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
and the Florida State Fair Authority.
Bronson is scheduled to present
the award to Strickland on Febru-
ary 9 during the opening-day
luncheon at the Florida State Fair in
Tampa. Tickets for the event are
available by calling the fairgrounds


at 1-800-345-3247.
Marlene Strickland was born in
Sarasota in 1945 into a pioneer
Florida farming family. The pio-
neer spirit is part of Strickland's
makeup; she's tough and enter-
prising. She grew up working
hard, helping out on her family's
commercial cow-calf ranch in
eastern Sarasota County. The fami-
ly raised purebred Brahmans and
crossbreed cattle. After graduating
from Fort Myers High School, she
married Don Strickland and
together they started an electrical
contracting business, Land Elec-
tric, Inc., and began raising Angus
cattle in their spare time. Along the
way, Marlene Strickland also gave
birth to two daughters.
When their daughters got old
enough, the Stricklands signed
them up for 4-H-and came on
board themselves as volunteer
leaders, heading up a club they
named the Ridin' Rednecks. Even-
tually the girls moved on and went
off to college, but the elder Strick-
lands stayed with 4-H. The couple
thrived in the organization; they
were natural leaders and teachers.
In 1989 Marlene Strickland


received 4-H's Volunteer of the
Year Award and represented Flori-
da at the National 4-H Conference
in Washington, D.C. Over the years
she and Don built a program so
popular that there is now a waiting
list to join.
In 2002 4-H turned 100 years
old. Tradition is important in this
venerable club, but leaders like
Marlene Strickland know how to
keep activities fun, exciting, and
relevant to today's young people.
The Ridin' Rednecks' recent proj-
ects have included collecting food
and furniture for hurricane victims
and setting up a pet-friendly shelter
for families displaced by the
storms. Strickland has worked
with 4-H youth to clean up and
enhance local parks, and she set
up a workshop for kids to learn
about native plants, beach ero-
sion, and beach conservation. She
received considerable media
attention when her club helped
Sarasota's Reef Ball Development
Group sink 400-pound concrete
balls into Sarasota Bay to create
reef habitat for marine life.
Strickland says she believes in
4-H because it provides entertain-


ment and education, and because
it allows families to focus on a
common, worthwhile goal and
see progress. Today, Strickland is
one of the most recognized and
successful leaders in Florida 4-H,
and she continues to pour a
tremendous amount of time and
creativity into the program.
But Strickland has always had
too much energy and too many
ideas to confine herself to just one
organization. Running the Ridin'
Rednecks has prepared her well
for the many other leadership roles
she has taken on in her communi-
ty and her industry.
In 1985 Strickland became a
member of the Sarasota County
CattleWomen's Association and
the Florida CattleWomen's Associ-
ation. She served in every leader-
ship position available at the local
level. At the state level, she served
as recording secretary, Florida
Cook-Off chairperson, beef pro-
motion chairperson, membership
chairperson, president-elect, and,
finally, president. In 2000 the Flori-
da CattleWomen named her Cat-
tleWoman of the Year.
Strickland became involved


with the CattleWomen at the
'national level, too. In 2005 she was
elected president of American
National CattleWomen, Inc.
(ANCW). The mission of ANCW is
to support women in the cattle
industry and educate consumers
about the nutritiousness of beef.
The organization sponsors two
very well-known projects: the
National Beef Cook-off recipe con-
test and the National Beef Ambas-
sador Program, a public speaking
competition for high school stu-
dents. As president, Strickland
made it her goal to learn as much
as she could about the organiza-
tion's 2,000 members. The year of
her presidency-2005-was a transi-
tional one in which the organiza-
tion took a look at how it could
better help women keep pace.
with the industry. Strickland trav-
eled around the country, getting to
know cattlewomen in every state
and sharing information about
Florida agriculture. She met with
congressmen and senators and
worked to build up ANCW's
membership one woman at a
time.
During her 50 years in agricul-


ture, Strickland has won admirers
in every sector of the industry.
Those who know her attribute her
success to her keen intelligence,
strong work ethic, kindness, and
sensitivity to the needs of others. A
close friend, Dr. Tim Marshall, a
professor in the Department of
Animal Sciences at the University
of Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, describes
her.as having "the heart of a moth-
er, the work ethic of an ancient
Roman soldier, and the ability to
reach all people with the message
of agriculture."
Marlene Strickland lives in Sara-
sota and enjoys spending time
with her husband, daughters, and
four grandchildren. Every year she
reads to local kindergarten classes
on Ag Literacy Day and conducts
livestock tours at the Sarasota
County Fair.
For more information about the
Woman of the Year in Agriculture
Award, visit: http://www.florida-
agriculture.com/agwoman/index.
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FORD EXPEDITION 1997- All
power, leather, black/grey- 2
owner car- $5850
(863)467-2267


CAR DOLLEY $450 firm
(863)763-4617
ENCLOSED HALLMARK
TRAILER- G.A.W.B. 2980,
asking $1675
(863)357-2424
TILT TRAILER 4.5'x5' w/3ft
high side panels, wood deck,
$300/neg. (863)634-5095


DODGE CARAVAN SPORT '02
49 K mis. Fully loaded. Must
see! Runs great. $8500
(863)763-9464
FORD AEROSTAR- 6 cyl, Runs
ood, Cold A/C. Asking
1100. or best offer
(863)467-2131