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PO BOX 11700--...--
RAl'. VILLE FL 32611-7007
Thursday, Xhirch 30, 2006 -Vol. 91 No. 41 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents
At a Glance
Tax bills are due
Joe G. Tedder, CFC,. Polk
County Tax Collector, reminds
property owners that property
tax payments are now due. The
deadline for payment of 2005
real estate and tangible person-
al property taxes is Friday,
March 31, 2005. Tax payments.
that are mailed and post-
marked after this date will be
delinquent and incur late fees.
Payments should be mailed
Joe G. Tedder,
'Polk County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 1189
Bartow, Florida 33831-1189
Payments can also be made
viatheintemet Internet payments
should be made on or before
March 31st and are conducted at
-clicking on the "make online
Payments may be made in
person as well. Property own-
ers have until 5 p.m. on Friday,
to Tnake payments at any of the
Tax Collector Branch offices at
Bartow Main Branch Office -
430 E. Main Street, Bartow
Lakeland Branch Office -
Polk County Government Cen-
ter,' 930 E. Parker Street, Lake-
Haines City Branch Office -
74 Maxcy Plaza Circle, Haines
Lake Wales Branch Office -
Polk County Government Ceri-
ter, Lake Wales Plaza, 642 State
Road 60 West, Lake Wales 1
Finally, tax payments may
be placed in drop boxes -locat-
ed inside the branch offices at
the above locations and at the
Winter Haven Tag Agency;
located at 300 Avenue M, N.W
--Normal, office hours are 8:30
aih', f6 500 pm, Nlonda
through FiidaN iexcluding
weekends and holidays)
For more information, you
maycall the Polk County Tax
Collector's Office at (863) 534-
PCC closed for
Polk Conirnunik College
will be closed for Spring Break
from Nlonda-N, klarcri 27
through Friday, March : 31.
Offices will be closed during
this week. Classes, will resume
surnmer Registration %%ill-
begin on April 14. PCC's Sum-
mer Schedule is now online at
S eelal cfty
A Special C ik Council Meet-
ing %vill be held on Monday,
April 3, at 4:31) p.m. in the Coup-
cil Chambers on the second
floor of Frostproof City Hall at
I 11 XX'est First SLree[, Frostpiroof.
The CiN, would also like lo
remind everyone the City
Council Public Meetings are'
held the first and third Monday
Frostpri--)6( City Hall is locat-
ed at I I I First Street. For more
information call 6'15- 7A55.
The FHS Rioject Graduation
Committee Will host a barbecue
-.dipner SaturdaY April 8, at The
Depot from I I a.m. until 3.p.m.
Dinners cost $7 and inc ude bar
oecue ribs, beans, cole sla%%,
for. Wall Street
can't do that any longer.
"The wastewater treatment
plant, sewer lines, police vehi-
cles, equipment for the office
staff, it's all deteriorated to the
point that it's useless," he said.
"Now, somebody has to come
along and fix it.
"That is what they are
.attempting to do with these
lo ans they are obtaining but
S ee Manager Page 2
range of the city manager salary.
I hope to give the city'a 60-
day period but that will depend
on how other things work out,"
Mr. Brady, who started work
at city manager on Feb. 7, said
the city is in financial trouble
due to years of trying to keep
taxes and utility bills low.
"There are so many small
things," he said, of the reasons
he decided to leave.
Mr. Brady said the' city's
problems are not recent, but are
the result of 45 to 50 years of city
officials trying to please the vot-
"This just didn't happen
overnight," he said. "This is a
situation that has been allowed
to -occur for the past 50 years.
"City fathers have tried to
I- t, s low taxes and util-
kkontinued. "And every-
was living on Wall
E he last 50 years stuck
C hest and pounded on
it and said 'we've got the great
quality of life,'while all the time
they were sucking the life blood
out of the city."
. He said the city has not made
needed investments in infra-
structure and equipment.
"The same people who have
enjoyed that great- quality of life
for the last 50 years will proba-
bly be the ones who have to pay
for it," he said.
For years -the city did just
enough to get by, he said. They
By Katrina Elsken
Frostproof City Manager Bob
Brady is leaving.
I gave my resignation at the
May 20 meeting," said Mr.
Brady, citing the city's lack of
decent, affordable housing as
an important factor in his deci-
City leaders want their city
manager to live in the city, but
the real estate market boom has
placed homes out of the price
By MaryAnn Morris
Residents who: will need to
grant easements, city and
county officials and concerned
citizens for the improved flood-
control connection between
Lake Reedy and Lake Clinch
turned out, for a residents'
meeting at City Hall in Tuesday,
Mar: 2 l.'This was an informa-
tional meeting to acquaint resi-
dents with tfie details of the
projeqt and what the granting
of the easements will mean. .
,The" existing drainage,
which the new flood-control
connection will replace, dates
back to much, more casual
The original, pdtchwoik
connection 'of various -sized
piptis a-rid opon ditc.hes % M be
replact(i %x an + inco cnncret('
pipif ant] -jpen ditchdesigned
by the engineering firm W
The improved connection is
joint effort of trj(- _South-,iest
Floi itla Wd[rr. Mariagernent Dis-
trict, Polk CoLink and Ahe City
The new drainage will.
replace the -old, existing fdcili-,
ties in the.same locations.
. Last year, -emergency meas-
ures to'. clean the ditch and
replace some of the smaller,
old pipes with n6% larger pipc s
were undertaken, however, the
restoration of some residents'
property did not meet withthO
owners'approval. Now owners.
want to be sure before they
sign off on easements for the
new drainage. (An easement
gives the right to USE a stated
part of a property for a stated
use. It does riot give title.)
"In order to upgrade the sys-
tem, we must have the cooper-
ation of the ekisting property
owners," said Jeff Spence!
Director of Natural Resources,
Polk County, "We are asking for
a 30 foot wide easement to
bury a 72-inch pipe under-
ground where the drainage is
already piped now. But in some
places, there is a ditch. There
the easement need only b I e,,
fr o rn I h e t o p of the bank on one
sid e'to the top of the bank (in
the other side. The ditch banks,
which now erode, 1A411-be stabi-
lized. The ditch can'be main-
tdined" frohi inside lhe ditch
,'Now that the residents
know what we want to do, we
will send surveyorsout to flag
the limits of the proposed ease-
m ents so people will know
exactlywheie and how bigthe
easement will be," said Mr.
Originally, Lake Clinch,
flowed west into the Peace,
River. In the 1800s a channel
was dug connecting Crooked
Lake to Lak6. Clinch. Later on,
the, historic channel between
Lake Clinch and Lake'R6edy
was converted to a c6mbina-
tion :open ditch and. piped sys-
See Flooding Page 2
Submmeo lo trie Fros[prool News
The Frostproof Care Center recently paid tribute to the volunteers who give so much to
the community. Those honored included, (back row) Jody Ellis, Bob Dillenbeck, Marie
Dillenbeck; (front row). L'ouise Walker, Ray Marshall, Irene Andrews
.Care, cent er honors volunteers-
0 n Feb.,27, the Frostproof
Care Center paidtribute to its.
many faithful volunteers with
an evening of food, fun and fel-
lowship. The theme. for the
evening %%,as "Volunteers: A,
Gift to the Co m m u n i ty
The eening began %vith a
delicious meat catered, b*y
Fut'ral's Fbodwa'y. After the-
meal, April Felt, chairperson of
the Board of Directors, shared
about the mission of the Care
Center and the important role
volunteers play in meetinR.the
needs of those inthe comru-
nlt She expressed thanks to
the volunteers on behalf of the
oard of Directors.
Ralph, Waters, Executive
Director, then presented
badgo to %%,ho had
reached certd-in leels of hours
served. -He began by present-'
ing badges o the following
new Board'membeers: Bob
O'Hara, Marjorie Sikes, -Dolly
Akoodley, 'Rev. Darrol, Hood,
'Celia Ldpu And Bob Stockard.
Badges were then present-
ed to Carl Rex, Larry Carter and
Volunteers honored by the Frostproof Care Center included
(baek`row) Bob Stockard, Stewart Hurs I t',.Carl Rex, Larry
,Cart6r, (front row') Elva Mattox, Robby Beasley.
. Spring into health at the
first annual Frostproof Health
and Safety. Fair sponsored by
Central Florida Healthcare,
The Frostproof Area Chamber,'
and the City of Frostproof
Parks and Recreation Depart-
I This event will host a vari-
ety of health related services
from* around Polk County.
Vendors will be on sit6 to pro-
vide blood pressure checks,
Cholesterol screens, massage,
and information on health,
social.secu rity, and voting.
I Bring the kids to see
antique cars andfire trucks,
get fingerprinted and have
The event will take place at
Wall Street Park, located on
East Wall Street, on Thursday
March 30, 2006,. from 3 p.m. to
6 p.m.. For more -information
Wilcox received badges for 750
hours; Louise Walker and
Marie, Dillenbeck for 1,000
See Volunteers Page 2
Mary Mawery for 75 volun-
teers; Stewart Hurst, Elva Mat-
tox, Bob'..Stockard and Rev.
David Trimmier f or 100 hours.
Robby Beasley and Norm,
South Florida suffers Jroffi
Water woes. Some areas have
too little and face water restric-
tion's' Other. areas, have too
much ffiihwater threatening to
n6od homes or damage salt-vva-
The state's history is filled
.:with "the three Ds" ditching,
dredging and diking. all Well-
i n't6ntioned changes'to the natu-
ral systems, which often had
I In 1880, the fledgling State of
Florida was bankrupt. The Civil
War had taken its toll. The Flori-
da Internal Improvement Fund
w4s''oblig6t64 to the bondbold-,
ers of the railroad and canal
deemed "unfit for cultivation due
to its swamp and overflowed
The State of Florida had
swampland for sale and state
officials found a buyer.
In 1881, the state sold 4 mil-
lion acres of South Florida land
at 5 cents an acre to Hamilton
Disston of Pennsylvania. The sale
came with a catch: Mr. Disston
agreed to dig canals and drain
the land for development and
Overland transportation was
impractical and in some
places impossible so Mr. Dis-
ston's first tsk was to open up
S ee Watershed Page 4
companies, wno nau Deen
ruined by the devaluation of the
Confederate currency. But Flori-
da had assets.
When Florida was, given
statehood in 1-845, Congress
deeded the state 500,000 acres.
Five years later, the federal gov-
ernment gave the state of Flqrida
20 million acres of swampy land
to INI/Florida Archives
The Steamship Roseada travels,,the Kissimmee River in this
photo from the 1890s.The steamship is loaded with passen-
gers and supplies headed for Okeechobee. .
t1rost p r., oof
Volunteers-, A gift to the community
Cilety hopes, to,
stop floo Ing
WaAer w- oes. affect South Florida:
2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, March 30,2006
*. ', i'
Submitted to the Frostproof News
April Felt spoke to volunteers at a special evening in their
honor at the Frostproof Care Center on Feb. 27.
Continued From Page 1
hours; Bob Dillenbeck for 1,500
Dollar, 1800hours, and Jody
Ellis, 2500 hours. Ray Marshall,
with 3,000 hours and Irene
Andrews, with 5,000 hours
Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God, 104
Highway 630W, Worship Services,
Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday
Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Sun-
day Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening 7 p.m. For
more information call 863-635-
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
On 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
pinm. For more information call
Church of Frostproof
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof, 96 West B Street is offering
a new Celebration Worship Ser-
vice on Sunday's, at 8:15 a.m. This
service offers a more contempo-
rary style of music, while the Cele-
bration Worship at 10:50 a.m. %%ill
remain more traditional in nature.
Childcare will be available for
both services. For more informa-
tion call 863-635-3603.
Church of Frostproof
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof, 2241 County Road 630 W.,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
Service 10:15 a.m., Sunday
Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednes-
received badges for having
reached the highest number of
After the presentations,
everyone enjoyed a program on
"Grubstake MacGregor." This
delightful entertainment includ-
ed music and tall tales from the
old West and was a great finale
for the evening.
day Evening Bible Study 6 p.m. For
more information call 635-6700.
Church of Babson Park
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 Sun-
day 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening
Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more
information call 638-1654.
Church of Frostproof
,First Presbyterian Church, 1.01
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
First United Methodist Church
of Frostproof, 150 Devane St., Sun-
day School 9:15 a.m., Traditional
Worship Service 10:30 a.m. For
more information call 635-3107.
Dioste Ama Spanish
Iglesia Bautista Dios Te Ama
(Dioste Ama Spanish Baptist
Church) lugar (located) 1000 US
Highway 98 West, Frostproof,
annunciate y ivitcidn. (announces
an invitationj- Oir la Palabra de
Dios (to hear the Word of God)
Domingo (Sunday), at 11 a:m.
South Lake Wales
Church of God
South Lake Wales Church of
God, 210 Presidents Dr., Lake
Wales, Sunday School 9 a.m.,
Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Sun-
day. Evening Worship 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening Worship 6:30
p.m. For more information call
Continued From Page 1
somebody has to pay for those
loans -- they don't come free,"
Mr. Brady continued.
He said it's time the current
residents paid the price for that
great quality of life that everyone
has enjoyed for the past.50 years.
"They've got to remember
they are the ones who caused
the problem," he said.
"You can only ride a horse for
so long before it is swayback and
broken down," he added. "That
is what happened."
Mr. Brady said in the time he
has been in Frostproof he has
not had a lot of time to go over
the general fund, but has spent
time on the utilities funds.
"What I have seen is just
heartbreaking," he said.
Mr. Brady said he has no
immediate plans and has no
other job offers.
"I made a commitment to the
council that I would be here for a
year," he said. "What I have seen
is I won't be able to do that. I
wanted to give them the oppor-
tunity to search for a city manag-
er who will be here and honor
the commitment of living in
Frostproof," Mr. Brady said.
"The City of Frostproof will
find someone who is well quali-
fied -- it may be exasperating for
them but they will find some-
one," he said. "It's just a matter
of time. That individual needs to
be a very strong-willed person
who is willing to accept criticism
and do the job that needs to be
He said the housing problem
is only going to get worse.
"Everything else needs to
keep up with the housing prices
and in Frostproof that can't hap-
pen because they don't have the
financial ability to do that," he
Mr. Brady said he has been
dipping into this own savings
because his salary is not cover-
"It costs me to work for the
City of Frostproof," he said.
News in brief
April Fun Nite
The Frostproof Area Chamber
of Commerce will host their 12th
Annual "April Fun Nite" for Satur-
day, April 22, at the Depot, 118
East Wall Street in Frostproof.
Social hour starts at 6:30 fol-
lowed by a steak dinner served
buffet style under the "big tent"
outside. Jeans and boots will suit
the country theme. There will be
vendors for all to enjoy.
Tom Freeman from Lake
Wales will be painting onsite and
the original painting will be auc-
tioned that evening!
There will be an art display as
well as painting demonstrations.
The band, Rough Shod, will
perform. Also planned is a Line
dance demonstration by Kathy's
Kountry Kickers from Ft. Meade.
The evening's activities will
also include a silent auction and
a 50/50 pot.
Tickets to this event are avail-
able from Chamber directors.
Tickets are $100 per couple. Tick-
ets include a chance to win the
Grand Prize reverse raffle draw-
ing. Proceeds from this event will
help the Chamber of Commerce
renovate arid equip the Chamber
office which was damaged dur-
ing the hurricanes. Everyone is
Relay for Life
Do you have a loved one who
has survived cancer? Would you
like to honor him/her? What
about those lost to cancer? What
a great way to remember your
loved one through a luminaria at
the Frostproof Relay for Life. This
years Relay will be held on April
7 and April 8. If you would like to,
order a luminaria for your loved
one contact any committee
member or call Sandy Sackett at
A new watercolor class is
being added at the Frostproof Art
Cathy Futral will be teaching
approaches to landscape and
architecture perspective. The
classes will meet for three weeks
on Thursday evenings, beginning
on April 6. Class times are 6 to
For more information, or to
register, call the Frostproof Art
Gallery at 635 2728.
FREE tax aid at LMML
Free Federal Income Tax
Assistance and E-file hours for
FREE tax assistance Feb. 1 to
April 15. Volunteers with the.
AARP TaxAide program will be at
the Latt Maxcy Memorial Library,
located on the corner of Wall
Street and Magnolia Avenue, to
assist in preparing and E-filing
2005 personal Federal Income
Tax Returns. Taxpayers should
bring picture identification with
them as well as Social Security
cards for all family members.
Please bring a copy of your 2004'
Federal Income Tax Return and
all necessary papers for filing
2005 tax returns. This is a free
service for everyone. There are
no age or membership require-
To assist workers who are,.
unable to come in weekdays,
volunteers will also be available
on Monday e% enings from 5 p.m.
until 7 p.m. as well ,as Monday.
and Thursday mornings from 9
a.m. until noon.
FP Rotary to meet
The Frostproof Rotary Club
meets noon every Thursday, at
The Depdt, 118 East Wall Street.
If you would like to become a
member of the Rotary or be a
guest speaker contact Bea Reifeis
at 863-635-2523. Please lend a
hand to your community and
throughout the world!
Lions Club to meet
The Frostproof Lions Club
meets each month on the second
and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at
the Orange Box Cafe on Highway
27. Anyone who wishes to join is
invited to attend.
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At Your Service On Page 2
Learn how to 'avoid getting buried out but keep the fires
burning. Explore ways to keep yourself refreshed and renewed
despite life's stressors. Date: April 5, 2006. Time: 6:00 PM -
7:00 PM Location: Sweet Center, Commons,1201 First Street,
South, Winter HI-aven. Speaker Debbie Burton, ARNP, Winter
Haven Hospital Behaviolm/ Division.
The Ins and Outs of What You Need To Know
About Medical Equipment
We will educate the consumer on common medical
equipment and the reimbursement criteria under Medicare
and Medicaid guidelines. Date: April 6, 2006. Time: 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital Classroom E,
Winter Haven. Speaker. Robin Richmond, 07T, Winter Haven
Hospital Rehabilitation Services
Your Child's Speech and Language Development
Explore how your child develops speech and language skills in
their first 5 years in preparation for kindergarten. Milestones
and trouble areas will also be discussed. Date: May 2, 2006.
Time: 4:00 PM 5:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital
Classroom E, Winter Haven. Speaker Janelle Kamerman-
SPerez2 MS, CCC-SLP, Winter Haven Hospital Rehabilitation
Taking Care of the Caregiver
An informative discussion on the challenges of being a
caregiver that will indude suggestions on optimizing this
complicated situation. Date: May 3, 2006. Time: 6:00 PM -
7:00 PM. Location: Sweet Center, Commons, 1201 First
Street, South, Winter Haven. Speaker Debbie Burton, ARNP,
Winter Haven Hospital Behavioral Health Division.
Disaster Preparedness For People With Chronic Health
Problems (Cardiac, Pulmonary and Diabetes)
This program will focus on preparing for a natural disaster such
as a hurricane when you have medical issues such.as heart or
lung disease or diabetes. Information will be provided on how
advance planning can help you cope with medical problems
during a natural disaster. A panel of speakers from Winter
Haven Hospital will present the program. Date: June 1,2006.
Time: 6:30 PM 8:00 PM. Location: Winter Haven Hospital
Auditorium, Winter Haven. Speakers: TBA.
Relaxation Techniques 5 Minutes To A New You
Do you find it difficult to relax in our fast paced society? Learn
helpful relaxation techniques and begin your pursuit of a more
peaceful life. Date: June 8,2006. Time: 6:00 PM 7:00 PM.
Location: Sweet Center, Commons, 1201 First-Street, South,
Winter Haven. Speaker Elizabeth Martin, ARNP, Winter Haven
Hospital Behavioral Health Division.
If you are experiencing loss of balance or fear of falling that has
begun to limit your activities, this balance series may help you.
The passes will give you information and coping skills to
improve your balance. This 4 week class incorporates
education on what is balance, causes of loss of balance and
instruction on what you can do to maintain your balance.
Posture, strength and flexibility can influence your standing,
equilibrium and walking. Physical and Occupational therapists
will instruct you in a progressive program which you can
continue at home. Date: April 4, 11, 18, 24, 2006. Time: 4:00
PM 5:00 PM. Location: Gill Jones Rehabilitation Center, 3425
Lake Alfred Road, Winter Haven. Fee: $30.00 induding
handouts. To register for this class, please calt (863) 291-6705.
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tern which further restricted the
flow. No one realized there would
be a problem until last year's
heavy rains caused flooding that
threatened homes and made
"Water Management -
SWFWMD will not give us a
permit for the work until we have
all the easements," said Mr.
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Chastian-Spillman who has
appeared at Frostproof City Coun-
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control structure and increased
flow capacity of the connection
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waterways for steam boat traffic.
His plan included a steamboat
highway from Lake Tohopekaliga
to Fort Myers.
Included in Mr. Disston's pur-
chase was the trading post of
Allendale. Allendale, which would
later be renamed Kissimmee,
would become Mr. Disston's head-
quarters. Steam boats built in
Kissimmee carried dredges and
workers to the remote areas being
drained. The boats also carried set-
tlers and their belongings into the
remote Florida wilderness.
In the Kissimmee area, canals
were dug between Lake
Tohopekaliga and Lake Cypress,
between Lake Tohopekaliga to
East Lake Tohopekaliga and
between Lake Cypress and Lake
Accounts vary about the rapid
drop of the lakes after the comple-
tion of the canals, but records from
the time show that within 30 days
the water levels around Lake
Tohopekaliga went down approxi-
mately three feet.
As another part of the river
highway, Mr. Disston's companies
dredged a connection between
Lake Okeechobee and the
Before the dredging project, the
Caloosahatchee River was not
directly connected to Lake Okee-
chobee. The river started at Lake
Flirt, which was about two miles
east of LaBelle. The area between
Lake Flirt and Lake Hipochee was
made up of marshy wetlands and
two other small lakes.
To make a path for boat traffic
from Fort Myers to Lake Okee-
chobee and then north on the river
to Kissimmee, dredges started at
the ocean and worked their way
inland, deepening the channel as
necessary.and blasting a waterfall
out of the way near Fort Thomp-
son. The dredge continued
through Lake Lettuce, Lake Bon-
net and Lake Hipochee. At the
western end of Lake Hipochee, the
dredge followed a small existing
canal, which was believed to have
been originally dug by the Paleo or
Mayaimi Indians, and finally con-
nected the waterway to Lake
Connecting Lake Okeechobee
to the Caloosahatchee River
changed both the lake and the
river. The smaller lakes that had
been connected by the dredging
would eventually be lost in the
river. Water that had once flowed
slowly from the big lake, through
marshlands to smaller lakes, and
then to more marshlands, now
had a faster channel to travel to the
By 1883 steamboats were mak-
ing regular runs between Fort
Myers and Kissimmee.
While boat traffic opened up
the Caloosahatchee River area to
settlements, connecting the river
to the lake had unexpected conse-
quences. Heavy rainfall during the
hurricane seasons in the 1920s
brought flooding all along the river.
IM response, the state approved
projects to dredge the channel
deeper and straighter. A system of
locks was added to control the
flow of water.
Before the end of the 20th cen-
tury, the Calooshatchee would be
dredged five times, turning a slow-
moving, shallow, winding river.
into a fast-moving, deep channel.
Hamilton Disston's companies,
the Okeechobee Land Company
and Atlantic and the Gulf Coast
Canal Company, also undertook
the first attempt to drain the Ever-
glades. They excavated 11 miles of
canals south of Lake Okeechobee
inthe direction of Miami. As land
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Everglades drainage project dredge Culebra is at work in
the St. Lucie Canal in this photo from 1921. The St. Lucie
Canal was originally dug for navigation, connecting Lake
Okeechobee to the St. Lucie River.
was drained, Mr. Disston sold it to
farmers. But dredging was costly
and he couldn't drain land fast
enough to keep up with his
In the end, Mr. Disston could
not tame the Everglades. Freezes
in 1894 and 1895 devastated the
citrus farms in the Kissimmee
area. Unsound bank debt and
speculation left the country in a
depression. Mr. Disston was
ruined financially and returned to
Florida officials did not give up
on their hope to "drain the
swamp" and tame the wild Ever-
glades. With Mr. Disston gone, oth-
ers would take up the challenge.
In 1902, the Kissimmee River
Navigation Project was
authorized by Congress. The proj-
ect, which was completed in 1909,
created a channel 3 feet deep by 30
feet wide following the winding
Kissimmee River for 109 miles.
In 1906 Governor Napoleon
Bonaparte Broward promoted a
$250,000 tax-supported plan to
create the Everglades Drainage
District. In his 1905 campaign, the
governor had promised to create
an "Empire of the Everglades," by
draining that "pestilence-ridden
swamp." The first project began in
1906 with the construction of the
New River canal that reached from
Lake Okeechobee to Fort Laud-
By 1917, four canals dissected
the Everglades. These canals ran
southeast end of Lake Okee-
chobee towards Boca
Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.
Not to be left out, the citizens of
Stuart led a campaign to improve
waterways for boat traffic in their
area. Between 1916 arid 1924, the,
St. Lucie Canal was dug, connect-
ing the St. Lucie River to Lake
Okeechobee. This made it possi-
ble for boats to travel from the east
coast to the west coast by way of
Between 1907 and 1929, the
state spent $18 million and built
440 miles of canals and levees,
including a small earthen levee on
the south side of Lake Okee-
The "reclaimed" land was rich
farmland, but new problems
arose. When exposed to air, the,
peat soils south of Lake Okee-
chobee oxidized, turned to dust
and blew away. The dry soil could
also catch fire.
In the late 1920s, lake area resi-
dents and farmworkers found that
their system of canals and small
levees was no match for Mother
Nature. In 1926, a hurricane flood-
ed South Florida, killing approxi-
mately 300 people. The town of
Moore-Haven was especially hard
hit when it was flooded by a storm
surge in Lake Okeechobee.
In 1928, an even deadlier hurri-
cane drowned thousands of farm-
workers when a storm surge
breached the lake's southern
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begged their elected officials for
help. They found a champion in
Herbert Hoover, who had been an
engineer before becoming
involved in politics.
Mr. Hoover, as Secretary of
Commerce, visited the hurricane-
stricken area in 1926. After the hur-
ricane of 1928, Mr. Hoover, then a
presidential nominee, returned to
Florida to see the hurricane dam-
age first hand.
His concern for the people of
Florida helped Mr. Hoover win
votes in the 1928 election. As presi-
dent, he convinced Congress to
approve millions of dollars for
flood control in Florida.
The River and Harbor Act of
1930 authorized the construction
of 67.8 miles of levee along the
south shore of the lake and 15.7
miles of levee along the north
In the 1930s, work continued
on efforts to control the flow of
water in South Florida. Canals
were dug or deepened to deal with
flooding, dikes were built to .hold
Prior to 1940, few people lived
in the Kissimmee basin. Land use
in the basin was primarily farming
and cattle ranching. Rapid growth
and development after World War
II changed the Kissimmee Basin,
and left it more vulnerable to dam-
age from flooding.
Between ,1943 and 1946,
instead of too much water, Floridi-
ans faced a severe drought.
Decades of drainage left the natu-
ral systems unable to function.
Wildfires spread through the Ever-
glades, feeding on the organic soil.
In 1947, the drought ended as
rain began to fall :ut Floiidians'
relief' turned to despair when it
continued to fall without end in
sight. In what would be later
known as'the Great Florida Flood,
100 inches of rainfall flooded the
state. North of Lake Okeechobee,
the Kissimmee River Valley was
underwater. South of the big lake,
the system of levees and canals
had landowners threatening vio-
lence, as some tried to dynamite
dikes to relieve flooding, and oth-
ers, whose property the dikes were
protecting, tried to stop them.
Livestock and wildlife struggled
to find any high ground. An esti-
mated 25,0000 cattle were
"Ninety percent of eastern
Florida, from Orlando to Flamin-
go, was underwater," wrote Stuart
B. Mclver in"The South Florida
Sea," published on the www.lang-
fordfamilyties.com Web site.
"In Davie, with its vast acreage
in citrus groves and cattle lands,
the water was waist deep; in Fort
Lauderdale, waves were washing
across Las Olas Boulevard," Mr.
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This "crying cow" drawing by Warren Church was on the
cover of the "Tentative Report of Flood Damage," docu-
menting the damages from the Great Florida Flood.
Stuart wrote. "Weary horses and
cattle stood forlornly on levees in
western Broward and Palm Beach
counties, sharing what little high
ground remained with deer, wild-
cats, raccoons and rattlesnakes.
People whose property was threat-
ened by water backed up by dams
and locks attempted to dynamite
them but were faced down by
people packing guns to guard the
dams that were holding back the
waters from their homes and
farms. In a primitive struggle for
survival, neighbor confronted
Adding to Floridians' misery,
the state was hit by tropical
storms. In September 1947, 17
people were killed when a hurri-
cane made landfall near Fort Laud-
erdale, with sustained winds of
South Florida residents peti-
tioned elected officials for flood
According to Kyle VanLanding-
ham's "History of Okeechobee,"
area ranchers took the lead in lob-
bying for flood control.
"On Oct. 6, 1947, about 300
persons assembled at the (Okee-
chobee) county courthouse.and
authorized Irlo Bronson, president
of the Florida Cattlemen's Associa-
tion, who presided over the meet-
ing, to name a committee that
would help push a flood control
program through Congress," Mr.
Vanlandingham wrote. "Senator
Claude Pepper flew in for the
meeting and announced that he
would be meeting with President
Truman within a week and would
urge him to move ahead with
emergency fund allotments for the
construction of the water control
program. Also on hand at the
meeting were representatives of
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."
Congress passed the Flood
Control Act and created the Cen-
tral and Southern Flood Control
Project (CSF). This system extend-
ed from Orlando to the Everglades.
The system was to be designed
and constructed by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and operated
and maintained by the state.
The CSF project also included
expansion of the dike around Lake
Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee
was completely encircled by 143
miles of levee, with an average
height of about 35 feet.
In 1949, the Legislature created
the Central and Southern Florida
Flood Control District to assume
responsibility for the CSF. The
group took over the duties of the
Okeechobee Flood Control District
and, by 1955, they also took over
assets and liabilities of the Ever-
glades Drainage District. The
organization was the forerunner of
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, which would be
established in 1961.
The hurricane season of 1961
brought Hurricane Donna. The
resulting flooding inspired new
calls for help with flood control.
In 1962, in response to the
demand for flood control in the
developed areas around the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and in
the Kissimmee River basin, the
Kissimmee River was channelized.
Between 1962 and 1971, the Unit-
ed States Army Corps of Engineers
(USACE) dredged the Kissimmee
River and created a 30 foot deep,
300 foot wide, 56 mile long
drainage canal (C-38). This project
converted 44 percent of the
Kissimmee River's floodplain to
pasture, draining approximately
31,000 acres of wetlands.
The channelization of the river
created controversy in the river
basin, with protests from environ-
mentalists and local residents who
opposed changing the winding,
slow-moving river into a fast-run-
ning canal.. The channelization
work was barely completed when
plans were under way to restore
the river. In 1971, the COE com-
pleted the channelization of the
Kissimmee River. Five years later
the. Kissimmee River Restoration
Act was signed by the Florida State
In the 1980s, Lake Okeechobee
showed signs of degradation.
Algae blooms covered square
miles of the big lake. When the
blooms died, the resulting fish kills
had anglers and environmentalists
asking government officials for.
The blooms were blamed on
high levels of nutrients entering the
lake. Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough
was identified as one of the main
sources of excess phosphorus,
with runoff from area dairies con-
tributing to the problem.
The Department of Environ-
mental Regulation initiated the
Dairy Rule, accompanied with a
Dairy Buyout program. They.
required dairy operators to either
build the capacity to treat cow
waste on site or take the cows out
the watershed area. This resulted
in a downsizing of the industry
with many dairies in the water-
shed leaving the area. The "buy-
out" cost Okeechobee County
hundreds of jobs.
The work to reduce phospho-
rus levels had little effect on the
lake's overall health. Hurricanes
and tropical storms continued to
cause the water levels in Lake
Okeechobee to rise. The marshy
areas around the lake disappeared
under high water. These marshy
areas act as "kidneys" to help
clean nutrients from the water.
They also provide spawning areas
for fish and habitat for wading
birds. As the water rose, the lake's
ecosystem was threatened.
Friends of Lake Okeechobee
was formed, and lobbied the
South Florida Water Management
District and the Army Corps of
Engineers to lower the lake levels
and keep them lower, to allow the
lake's littoral zones to recover.
The new lake level schedule
was only in place a few months
when Mother Nature took care of
getting the water lower thanany-
one anticipated. In 2000 and.2001
drought forced South Florida to
restrict water use. For 194 consec-
utive days, the Lake Okeechobee's
water level dropped below 11 feet.
On May 24, the lake level was 8.97
feet the lowest level ever record-
ed for Lake Okeechobee.
The drought created problems
for water managers who dealt
with demands for drinking water
and irrigation as well as the threat
of salt water intrusion into water-
ways normally'fed by the big lake,
but the drought helped the lake's
ecosystems. As .the littoral zones
around the lake dried out, invasive
vegetation was burned off or
cleared, and native vegetation
When the rains finally came
and the water returned, the replen-
ished littoral zones provided
spawning areas for fish and habitat
for wading birds.
The lake was showing signs of
recovery, but it wasn't to last. In
2004 Hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne dumped record
rainfall on the state of Florida, leav-
ing widespread flooding in their
wake and raising the level of Lake
Okeechobee. The high winds from
the hurricanes churned the lake
water, ripping out vegetation. All of
the progress made during the
drought was lost to power of the
In 2005 Hurricane Wilma fur-
thered the damage left by the 2004
Hurricanes and dumped more
water into a system that had not
yet recovered from the flooding of
the previous year. High winds
pushed the lake water south,
revealing the lake's muddy bot-
tom. When the winds shifted and
the water rushed back, it churned
up all the sediment from the lake
The flooded lake was left a
muddy mess. Discharges of the
muddy water to the Caloosahatch-
ee and St. Lucie Canal threatened
the fragile ecosystems of estuaries
on both coasts. As community
leaders in each area sought atten-
tion for their particular, concerns,
state officials sought solutions that
looked at the whole system.
Saving the Everglades and the
coastal estuaries will require
addressing the health of the
Kissimmee River and Lake Okee-
(Some information for this arti-
cle came from: Broward County
Historical Commission, the
Audubon Society, the National
Geographic Survey, the Army
Corps of Engineers, South Florida
Water Management District, and
Fish Florida Magazine.)
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c 1 1 i im Lake O()kcch .l)hi -L_ 1t Fr l laudi-i Bc it t.e n l':ii-' and I l'l1J'P., ii l c;e I ait _p'r L .'.- millionn .id
built 44ii miles f Lit ankii and e\et -s
1917 RFot irl anal aie di.l,- (Ig ssetl d ilthc- Fil ,ilt h 1 ir_. NThi b r L ll).tL I rI ".1i l..-ait :fli.d ,--I Lake
(Okccch bcc ,o 1d. Boca Rai--ii. FL. L.'ilk- daler mi Mi,.am1 1
1924 Draui agc. dimt.ng. and JIth idatllit l I |t fi l iear l ts '.i r. uth 1 ike k,:_e-!at i. l< nu .m the (r \p,,ied
eSiel ls c Id cart i I ,ti, i a\ tht ali.i- nI_ _l, dii 'lli' a itl .t i 't.i tilt I ri. tll. it
1926 1A hI -it n-tei tl'.,od S ,uthl ll'iot idia. killing ap|:' i in ii c-ateli, t1.1mI ptuI-l-iF o:
1928 A hunicam e t au- a rc m .ii n L k- .tLO c tll-.b C)i. di .idc. iiiti',- -rl "*iili [. l in hie area
so uLth o l L a ke ( -k eec :h _,:b ec .
1932 T lhe1- H i\er i Dike i. ..nstr i' led Ri' al.i.un. I Lak'e Okci.- el. e r >. i ..-_i.in tal ti. itLrt iie l ti -d ;and the
Okeech,-ibce iWa ter a\ ( a 155-miii ile-ii nu u. e i a,, !f.-/-m ih, ( i.iicl i. sMlCi :.l' lhe -\t laiiitn i ( i -cai bi \a\
of the Caloi-i-sahat r.hliee Ri'cir. Lake Ok.:ciho.bc ai l the St. Lici c C.. an i i.,i.e le. ,i/ed
1935 The Mor- Haven LcAk i- buit on ite Cltal.,..l.-iah it>h-e Ruitr.
1936 lThei Arim\ ( .nips of [Ln.iii ect s d tie(-d. ile II- ( alI.II ,lIa _-Iiee ir,- a ldepd I ol f s i\ c
1943-44 Seer- dir.,ught and de A.ies I:tdialng.re take hileir till 'n ithe I i t glae s wildfireses spread
9hiouh lthe E\e Irlades. .on' 11n1' the 0ci,_i.- it soils.
1947 1 .si million acres are dedica[cld t .the Everglades National Park. b\ Pr-i;sident Truman, making it
the first national park establi-,ed he,_.,i'L f its bli.Ilh-gical v_,under_ .
1947 Record rainfall 1The 1 int hlis betee-n MIn (h and o\-embe-r combined ith tuwo hinricanes .rid
'1 [ opcal stoirn result in the "gil eal F- ida FIlood" i :l c o\ei',. 4 I million 'a ie. ait t \aeC. and leaves
residents ofl'South Flo ci a pleading ,ii ith st;at and lcderal .,itfft-il!, tr help t h flood control.
1948 Congress pa-ts the. Flo l C.onn lIl Ati and (_ie.ties lthe Cenri. al and Si uthein Flood
S C control PrOJet IC.SF. s \ es n te s friiiin Orl.ando in the norili t ih Et ergilades in
[lie d B-lo t 11 an inchludc: mIlst 1il1i, rt antd Silitl A\-.l C, and lrim -iLake Okecchobee as u well as
Sports of the upper St. Jhlns Rtter T1he _.,iitem tro be de:iLined and tpnstrin- ed In% the U.S.
ila.A Jll\ Co .rps oc Ells n ee Ua d n i L (_ ra d ard ,I iin incd bL the ate A CiLizen's Commiittee
,on -Water Conntrol is .ipp.: nued b\ ( Mill F. L.al.cl l to dtcieinnA e the most appropii-
S atle state o Fa lzaltioll to iices ie ,il.ndi.ilt (,t Ihe generall arid Soutihern ePtrojeit.
199 The Lcgislat.ire tieates the C ntral anrd Sotiheii rici a Florida Fl_,d ntr District to
S a-sninle resp'niibilit f1r tohe CLSF. i lie trioLI(_- takes. ; .-r the dutic-S of dhe Okcchobee Flood
: Control District and, b\ 19h 5, teie ali Lake \- a.Lets and liabilitie. ol the E erglaodes
1950 In reCpose Ot Holodin-; along the Calo-s.i.iLhee Ru'ier. \ork begins on plans to
,' straighten and deepen the rider lo, S etece
.~'A. 1961 The COE again dredge4 the Caloosahatchec Ri\er. Lo conu-l flooding in (he river
area. The dredging leaves the ri-Ir at h mile lon'l. 4-' ioot \id. 25 t(oo deep channel. The
t16' Cal _osahaclhee K Rier i is nisw'\ kn.\in aS. C-4.:i' anal.
-t 1962 In response ito the demand for flood control in the developed areas around the
Kisinnmee Chain of Lakes and in the KissilnlCe R tei basin, the Kissimriee River is chan-
nelized. Between 1962 and 197 ihe initd States Armni Corps of Engiteers (USACEi chan-
eliZed the Ki.imI Il- Riicr mind uci rair.t a 3i foot deep. .iJ(i tinu [ idel 50i mile long drainage.
canal (C-fa8). This pio o s 4 prg a T pe;ien ,ot hie ai fltcodplaint to p.Lsltue, draining approx-
imatelv 31,0c 0 aces of wetlands
1963 The Everglades is divided sintt three a.\'ater Conseri-ation Areas Lupon he completion
of a svstemn of canals and levees.
1963 The Franklin Lock is completed on the Cdalooshatchee River.
1966-67 A drop in dihe waer table results in 15 new sinkholes in central Florida.
1970 The Friends of the Everglades is established bm Maijory Stoneman Douglas. ,h ,
1971 The COE completes the channelization of the Kissimmnee River. Before the work t4h
S eveu completed. environrientalists and residents of the Kissimrnee River basin see the-eKiyi
roni mental damage and (all for the river's restoranon.
1976 The Kissimnmee River Resioration Act is signed by the Florida State Legmislaure..
'" 1980s Algae blooms in Lake Okeechubee are blamed on high levels of nutrients entering tWiea
lake. Tailor Creek Nubbin Slough is identiied as one- of the main sources of excess phosphao';-
1987 The Department of Environniental Retulation iniuates the Dairy Rule, accompanied
with a Daiiv Buout progrian. The\ lequie dtain- operators to either build the capacity to
S i' eat cow waste on siteor l ake ie cowrs out ti' 1 atershed area. ThCis results in a downsizing
Sof the industry with mIanL dairies in the waterslhed leaving the area. The "buyout" costs.
Okeecliobee CountL t hundreds of jobs. .po
1988 A lawsuit is filed against South Florida Management District, by the federal govern-
meant. The charges are for polling theli Evertglades w th large 0am1ounts of phosphorus. ..i
i1988 CoiustrucLion for the Everglades Nuetient Removal Prqject begins, making it the firser,
'. nianmade weiland for phosphorus remnioal. "
|-e1992 Hurricane Andrew dhainage-, soulhelrnt Dade CO(rLlLV causing extreme damage to the
'' w Everglades region and to Natihonal Park Ser.vicde structures.
..- 1992 Congress authorizes the LiS Armnv Corps of Enguiee's to implement the Rissimnanee
River Restoration Project. Part of the old river jill be restored s the removal of two water
control structures and the filling in of 22 mules of canal. a
B Po1994 The Everglades Forever Act is enacted n th e Flri ida I..egislature. It order to improve.
vater quali s in ihe Eferglades. it is mandated bv the act that Stormniater Treatment Water
Areas (STts) were to be cost runted. recer 20 fears the sugar indust agrees to pay e.$320
,St million, while the taxpavens are to pa\ the rest.
2000-2001 Drought forces South Florida to irestrict water use. For 194 consecu tive- days,
u Lake Okeechobee's water level drops below. 11 feet. On May 24, the lake is recorded at 8.97
HiT1 feet NGVD the lowest level e\er recorded for Lake Okeediobee. Tlhe drought creates prob-
lems for water managers who deal with demands for drinking water and irrigauion a, well as"
the threat of salt water intrusion into waterways normally fed by the big lake. but die drought.
helps the lake's ecosystems. As the littoral tones around the lake dry out, invasive veget-auon
im 1is burned off or cleared, and native vegetation replanted. Volunteers help state workers
replant the islands and lakeshore with natime vegetation. When the rains finally come and the
j djI, water returns, tlhe replenished littoral zones provide spawning areas for fish and habitat for
2002 President George \V. Bush and Florida Golernor Jeb Bush sign an agreement provid-
ging $7.8 billion for the Everglades restoration project. The federal and state governments will-
share the cost.
2004 Hurricanes Charley, Frances. Ivan and Jeanne dump record raindall on the state of
Florida. leaving widespread flooding m their wake and raising the level of Lake Okeechobee..
The high winds from the hurricane'churn the lake water, ripping out vegetation.
2005 Hurricane Wilma furthers the damage left bv the 2004 hurricanes and dumps more
water into a system that had not yet recovered from the flooding of the previous year. The.
flooded lake is left a muddy mess. Discharges of the muddy water to the Caloosabatchee arid
IHH i Sources: South Florida Water Management District. U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, Audubon Society, "History of Okeechobee Countv" by K'le Vanlandingham..
$.C... 'T "Lake Okeechobee. Lady of MN'stery," b; Twila Valentune
Photos courtesy Florida Photographic Archives and is n w,.tonimu markhamn.com Web site.
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Urban Core Development has plans
When an urban developer
from Southeast Florida and a
renowned architect with an
office in New York City decided
to investigate the potential for
investment in Central Florida,
specifically in the Orange Belt,
their target area was Highlands
and Polk County. They traveled
from Sebring to Northeast Polk
county visiting large and small
towns and when they came to
Frostproof they found their
What was it that they found in
Frostproof? Aaron Newman, the
developer, saw a vista of orange
groves in every direction,
unspoiled by development as
they had seen in Highlands
County and North Polk County.
Mr. Newman envisioned a com-
munity that was designed
around the orange groves with
homes interspersed within the
green-belt of orange trees.
Walter Chatham, the archi-
tect, saw the beautifukllittle town
of Frostproof untouched by the
advent of the Twenty-first Centu-
ry. To Walter, Frostproof was a
nearly intact old Florida town
looking much as it must have
appeared in the 20's and 30's.
These two innovators, under
the corporate name of Urban
Core Development both agree
that their dream of a new urban
town center exactly fit what they
saw in Frostproof and the sur-
rounding citrus groves.
Their first purchase was the
Thompson Building built in 1919
and used as a hotel for many
years. The building, now known
as the Thompson Hotel, is cur-
rently being renovated into a
modern upscale, 10- room inn
on the second floor with a
restaurant and lounge, and a
gourmet market on the first.
Later, they purchased the His-
torical City Hall and will use the
second floor as their corporate
offices. Other properties were
also purchased, and in every
instance, the period architecture
will remain to reinforce the
beauty of this small town.
Mr. Newman's and Mr.
Chatham's dream for home
development is a vision similar
to the award winning communi-
ty of Seaside on-the Gulf in West
Florida. Mr. Chatham was one of
the invited architects to plan and
build Seaside. The new develop-
ment in Frostproof will be
known as Orange Bend and is
located on the North shore of
Lake Moody. They say that when
completed, Orange Bend will be
a showcase of innovation inte-
grating the orange grove envi-
ronment with homes and also
protecting the wetlands around
Urban Core Development
and Orange Bend JV, LLC offi-
cials say they will set the stan-
dard for thoughtful development
and will make Frostproof a
showcase of what can be
accomplished by not destroying
the existing uniqueness of an
area with a sea of roofs, or mod-
ern buildings destroying the his-
toric beauty of a small town. To
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Birdies for Charity
Rotary District 'Governor Barbara Shayeb-Helou visited
the Frostproof Rotary Club recently to presented a check
to President Bea Reifeis. The check represented earn-
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a fundraiser held by the PGA Foundation for local charita-
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The Frostproof Rotary Club will use the money for chari-
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Series, 1 CC card $2
ALL NONE PRINTER- 'Print
Trio/Photo, Lexmark P3150,
4 photo card slots, new car-
tridges $75 (863)357-1082
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
LAPTOP Windows XP, lots of
software, internet ready, 1.5
gig, 2 months old, $950 firm
LAPTOP- 15", Absolute the top
of the line Durabook. Military
spec's Modem, rotor Leather
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257
Bureau- Dresser Double, very
good cond. $80 or best offer
CORNER CABINETS (2) beau-
tiful, cherry wood, must see,
$2500 or best of-
DAY BED- light pine $150
DINETTE SET, wood, with for-
mica top & 4 captain's
chairs, green, $125.
DINING TABLE- Oval, 2-leaf's,
6-chairs w/cushions All hard
wood. Traditional style $300.
DINING TABLE W/ 6CHAIRS-
blond rattan, glass top, $275
DRESSER SET, 1 long w/mir-
ror, 1 narrow tall, 1 night
stand $60 (863)467-6984
LIVING ROOM RECLINER- ex-
cel. cond.,only $80 or best
QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
RECLINER- olive green, like
new, asking $125 or best of-
fer (863)824-0739 .
SOFA & CHAISE LOUNGE-
Lge, modern, full back cush-
ions, pale green/beige, 2yrs
old $500 (863)467-2435
SOFA- full-size, -Like new,
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped, Reduce to $225,.
TABLE, & 4 CHAIRS- maple,
good condition, $50
TABLE, w/butcher block top, 2
stools, w/white legs on.table
&. stools,.$75 or best offer.
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter, 30 misc.,
clubs, $130. (863)946-3123
ROTTWELL MODEL 650 TRAP
made in Belgium, never im-
ported, brought Over. 12ga,
30" f/6m, $1500
EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin Air
Dyme, like brand new, $150
WATER HEATER- 40 gal, 1 yr
old, $75. or best offer.
FLOOR LAMP- With'matching
glass top coffee table $125.
PATIO SET- in good cbnd.
blue and white $50
ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 or best offer
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. Also reclines $425. or
best offer (863)467-4328.
WHEEL CHAIR, Motonrized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104
CRUISE- 7 NIGHTS, EASTERN
CARIBBEAN. Brand new ship
sailing r/t from.Ft. Lauderdale
November 2006- March
2007. From $499 (port taxes
included) with FREE BUS!
boardtravel.com. ARC Ex-
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aird if qualify.
Fixed Wing Ultra-Light Air-
Plane, partly finished, $1800
or best offer. (906)281-2127
For sale Household items,
tools, sporting goods, furni-
ture & appliances Call Paul
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Horse Liniment Eases Arthritis
Pain. Now Available for hu-
mans. Arth-Rx has been
helping arthritis pain suffer-
ers for over 10 years. Con-
venient Roll On.
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
FENDER ULTRA CHORUS
AMP & Drum & Bass ma-
chine $525 will sell separate
ADBA REG RED NOSE PIT
BULL PUPS- $250 each,
BIRDS- Aviary for small birds,
8x10, movable, 50 or more
birds., $1000 cash
BLACK LAB PUPPIES, born on
2/6/06, 4 males, 3 females,
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES,
$400 each. (863)634-4076
PEKINGESE PUPS- all shots,
CKC, beautiful,-all colors/sizes,
$300-400 will deliver:
(863)675-0218 La Belle .
SPA HOT TUB- Vita, 6 person,
works great $1200
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
Stail, Buffalo, Wild Boar. Our
season: now-3/31/06. Guar-
anteed license, $5.00 tro-
phy in twp days. No-
Game/No-Pay policy. Days
FISHER STEREO SYSTEM-
With 2-4' speakers.'$200.
SONY CASSETTE TO CAS-
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
chronized motors, new cond.
CABINET STYLE- 52", Color
does not work. $200.
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
EXTENSION LADDER, 18' fi-
berglass, new, $90 cash
(863)675-4970 leave mes-
MECHANICS CREEPER- plas-
tic, exc cond., half pdrice, $17
cash (863)675-4970 leave
VCR, DAEWOO like new $20
Trailer for 18' to 20' Pontoon
Wanted Hay Bailer, used,
WANTED: FL ART
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H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
makes you a more Inlfoned
and inieesting person. No
are more succesfull
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,.' Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820'
Farm Supplies/ .
Services Wanted 830
Lawn I Garden 850
HORSE TRAILER- Good condi--
tion. $1500. Firm'
RIDING LAWN MOWER
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
RIDING MOWER for parts,
42", for parts only! motor,
tires, battery good, deck shot
$20 (931)337-1053 or
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
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8 Frostproof News, Thursday, March 30, 2006
Real Estate .l 055Drv3Mobile Homes m
l l _______________________TRAVEL TRAILER, 8x34 w/ 4 Buick Skylark Limited 1997- DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
SMURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA ft. extension. $6000 invested. 4dr sedan/6cyl, excel cond. BRONCO II '89 perfect en- good, new parts, fiberglass
IlTliI I L AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD V ITII M Older. Some Hurricane Dam- can be financed, $4100 gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles, work body w/ladder rack.
| Ead ile S N e st WINTERS Affordable Homes age. $2500. (863)675-6105 (863)467-9877 needs paint but no rust, $1750 $600 (863)655-0030.
u & Mountain Cabins Land f rm (863)80528789
Business Places CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE Mobile Home Lots 2005 Mo CHEVY CAMARO Z- 281982, fGMC2500 3- 6.2L diesel,
Sale 1005 Es, runs great' Must sell $1200 Chevy Blazer, '94, 4x4, 4dr., runs good w/flat bed, $2000
878mercial E sta te s 8 EXI T REA M P 2010 or best offer 863-697-9598 w/very low miles & 2mpec or trade for swamp buggy
Commercial *TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP- Mobile Homes- Rent 2015 HONDA MOTORCYCLE or best ffer 863697-9598 cably maintained, $4200. (954)520-6707
Property Sale 1010 J' ". E R T I E S Mobile Homes Sale 2020 CM400, '81, needs work, FORD TAURUS '89- Runs (863)228-3087 or email
Condos/ A secluded, private www.exitrnurphy.com. brand new light & tire to be needs front & rear bumper email@example.com ISUZU PU'91- AC, runs good,
Townhouses Sale1015 ranch subdivision NC MOUNTAINS 3 acres on put on $200. (863)983-7457 $800 (863)612-5255 JEEP RENEGADE 1991, 4x4 4 cyl, $1000 (772)618-0607
Farms Sale 10203aro MEEPfr ENEGADEE1991,T4P4,
Houses Sale 1025 offering beautiful mountain top in gated comrn- Suzuki '06 Model C-50 Low FORD TEMPO GL, '93, for Auto., Mint condition. New en- LEER FIBERGLASS TOPPER-
Hunting Property 1030 vistas of pristine munity, view, trees, waterfall miles loaded w/extras $8000 parts, car does run, $250. gine & brakes. 400 mis. on en- Off Ranger step side. Snug
Investment & large public lake nearby, (863)801-1744 (863)675-7878 gine. $7800 (863)467-6696 up to the cab type. $300.
Property Sale 1035 naturalhabitat. paved privateaccess, HENDRY COUNTY-1995 I I (863)763-2379
Land Sale 1040 $58,500 owner Palm Harbor Masterpiece, Yamiaha Roadstar 2005 GRAND MARQUIS- '92, Runs (863 )763-2379
Lots Sale 1045 Offered in combinable40-60acTractsfordiscerning ( 8 6 6 ) 7 89 8 535 28x52,3/2, open floor plan, Midnight Silerado 1700cc, Needs brakes. $000. PICKUP 197 GMC for parts,
Open House 1050 homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts. www.NC77.com. Zone 3 wind storm,16x16 hard bags, windshield, chrome or best offer. (863)763-2307 GOLF CART- 1999 Club car, good tires, mirrors etc. $200
Out of State Onlyelevenoftheseexceptionaltractsavailable. North Carolina Gated Lake- deck, appliance, exc cond, front end, white wall, back Honda Accord LXI 87- 2 dr. as, reconditioned 1995, (239)357-5984
Property Sale 1055 orig owner, buyer pays mov- rest, full wrnty, show room hatch, 4 cyl., manual, $1200 $1995. (863)675-1472.
Property Inspection1060front Community 1.5 acres ing. $29,900 (863)675-1490 cond. Must sell $9,500 863-467-5401 or TONNEAU COVER- Fiberglass,
Property Inspectionl0 .'.. .. plus, 90 miles of shoreline or (239)728-2484 (239)691-0657 /772-359-2923 GOLF CART- Club car ni
Real Estate Wanted1065 .. Never before offered wth electric, with- Club car, green, For full size truck $600 or
Sale 1070 Poe -20% pre-development dis- Re I at HONDA CIVIC 1992, 4 Dr., 5 $1295. (863)675-1472. 772-519-22rger, 563)357-2111 or
Warehouse Space 1075 Au"i CDMl ic 772-468-8306 counts, g90% fnancing. Call creation spd. manual. Good condi-
Waterfront Property 1080 -(800)709-5253.ton. A/C. Runs great. $2500 -. 4U Ta4
q 1l Rural Hunting Timber Land ___._.__ FOUR WHEELER, 50cc, for (863)357-2891
Se For Sale 222 2 acres kids, $200 or best offer. Mercury Marquis LS, 90 5.0, CAR TOW DOLLY: Great TRAILER- 5'x8', With ramp.
Ou$2500/acre.r kinson (954)520-6707 V8, low mi., good body & shape. Purchased in '04, Excellent condition. $550.
County, Georgia. Call for Info Boats 3005 int., cold a/c, great trans., used 1 time. $500. (863)357-5754
GOLF LOT SALE! Blue Ridge 34393-5036 or Campers/RVs 3010 $2500. (863)467-6805 (239)303-9283 UTILITY TRAILER- 4'x11',
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA J334)44-4004. Jet Skiis 3015 11 D- DRIVE ON -RAMP- you must Veygood shape, $375.
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA COASTAL NC WATERFRONT! Mountains! Near Asheville,i .RemVE RAnd- hul $15 V(863)610-7588
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mountain community with fully wooded, great views, homesites on 18-hole Dye ACREAGE Gated mountain MotoryleMs s 3025 | aI I S GMC (863)467-4328.
over 4 miles of riverfront. 1 pristine shoreline, deep designed golf course. Unbe- community bordering a large Sport Vecles' 3035 -------- .. S U GMC Sonoma, lots of parts
to 8+ acres from the $60s. oatable water! Enjoy access livable incentives. Call toll- lake. Spectacular views. MUSTANG 02- V6. aul, F'W, $400 or best offer
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BAUTINTE R ONISULots For Sale in.one of Florn- TN WATERFRONT MOUNTAIN glass, fish finder, trRrnsused Equipment 4025 SR on tngreat. $500. -sEOl, 5spd, runs, needs some
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Sports in brief
Cypress Gardens opens Splash Island
one to falcons
BABSON PARK Behind th
shutout pitching of Sophomor
Jonathon Zunz, the WIU Warrior
(20-13) offense erupted for 9 hit
and 10 runs to defeat the Falcons c
Florida College 10-0 in 5 innings oi
March 21. Zunz gave up only two
hits and registered one strikeout ii
the start. Three Webber player
collected multi-hit games wit]
senior's Travis Hill and Michae
Irvin driving in half the runs. In th
second game of the double-heac
er, the Warriors fell to the Falcon
The Warriors broke out with
hits and 5 RBI's in the first to tak
a5-0 lead. Senior Mike Stavey hita
bases clearing double to put th
Warriors on the board. An error b
,the shortstop off of a hit by Irvin
and a single up the middle by Hi
scored 2 more runs to give th
W&riors a 5run advantage.
Senior Colin Martin continue
the offensive attack in thle second
inning with a base hit to right field
which scored Junior Chris Dupree
Dupree led of'the inning with
base hit to left field and advance'
to third after Junior Billy McMilla
was issued a walk and Senior Joe
Albsmeyer sacrificed a bun'
Junior Reese Ivers added, another
run to the board after,a single to
left scored Albsmeyer. Irvin fo
lowed with a double to center
scoring Martin and Ivers. Finally
Hill added one more, run to th
Warriors advantage with a single t
left field. This strong offensive
effort put forth by the Warrior
ended the game in five inning,
lasting 67 minutes.
In the second game of the dou
ble header, Senior Brad Lawrenc
took a tough loss giving up
earned run and collecting 4 strike
outs; Falcons pitcher Ryan Barr
Save' up 9 hits and no runs in
innings. The Falcons collected the'
only run off a single by sophomore
WIU student nominated
S- BABSON PARK Ms. Lea
Merrique, a student-athlete a
Webber international University
has been nominated and record
mended by the Florida Sun Confer
ence as a candidate for the NA.
A.O. Duer Scholarship Award.
Name in honor of the NAIA
former executive secretary wh
served the association for,26 year
this award has been annually pr
seated since 1967 to a male an
female junior student-athlete i
any sport who excelled in scholar
ship, character, and citizenship. "I
be eligible, a student athlete mu;
. -.. have an overall grade point ave
age of at least 3.75 and be i
his/her junior.year academically..
Merrique is a junior at WIU an
plays on the Lady Warriors' volley
ball team. A native of Trinidad an
Tobago, Merrique transferred t
Webber after two years at India
River Community College. Leah
majoring in Sports Managemer
and is an honor student. She pa
ticipates in a variety of Communil
Service initiatives: Public Relation
Director for the Student Leadershi
Association, student representative
to Independent Colleges and Uni-
versities of Florida Committee,
Read to Kids, and Fellowship 'of
e Christian Athletes.
s Webber football
n BABSON PARK Webber
o International University has
n released the Wairiors' football
s schedule for 2006. WIU will play
h only four home games this season
el in what will be the toughest sched-
e ule in their short gridiron history.
1- Webber opens up the season at
s NCAA Diisio'n II power Carson-
Newman College in Jefferson City,
3 TN. This will be a Thursday night
e game, on August 31, at 6 p.m.. Fol-
a lowing is the schedule for the 2006
e WVarriors Ifoolball team:August 31
y Carson-Newman (TN) Away 6
ll Sept. 9 -. Shorter College
e (GA)- Home 1 p.m.
Sept.1-6- Campbellsville (KY)
d Sept.23 Walsh (OH) -
d Home 1 p.m.
. Sept.30 Edward Waters (FL)
a -Away5 p.m.
d Oct. 7 West Alabama (AL)
n -Away5 p.m.
y Oct.14 Concordia-Selma
t. (AL) -Home 1 p.m.
'r Oct. 28 Chowan (NC)-'
o Avway 1 p.m.
1- No' 4 Azusa Pacific (CA) -
r, Away6 p.m.
S' Nov.11 -Fairmont State (WV)1
e -Away 1 p.m.
s WIU adds two new
s, football coaches
BABSON PARK Webber
e International head football coach,
e KellyScott, has announced the
e addition of two new assistant
coaches. The new defensive backs
7 coach is Pat Herrington. He gradu-
ir ated from Haines City High School
e in 1991 and played defensive back
and running back for the Hornets.
Herrington was a wide receiver at
Florida A&M and graduated in
199.6. He was an assistant coach at
Haines City from 1996-2001, work-
ing with the defensive backs and
h ,wide receivers. Herrington sz.rved
at as Head Coach at Haines Cib High
v, School from 2002-2004. In 2005 he
1- was the quarterbacks coach at
r- Poinciana High School.
A Greg Lewis has been named as
the running backs coach. Lewis
s graduated from Frostproof High
o School in 1989. He played for
s, Morehead State University from
e- 1989-1993. He returned to Frost-
d proof and coached the running
n backs from 1994-1996. In 1997 he
r- coached the running backs at
re Highlands Community College.
st Lewis was at Valdosta State coach-
r- ing wide receivers in 1998. From
n 1999-2001 he was the running
backs coach at Bartow High
d School. From 2002-2004 Lewis
-. coached running backs at Lake
d Wales High School.
o "We have added two quality
n 'assistant coaches to our staff," said
is Coach Scott. "Our. spring practice
it has been going great and spring
r- practice has been going great and
y we are looking forward to show-
is casing our team at our annual
p Spring Game on April 8," added,
BABSON PARK The Webber
men's tennis team defeated Savan-
nah College of Art and Design 5-4
on March 21 in Orlando. Enrique
Catter, Magnus Hansen, Cody
Wright and Radovan Mircic won
their doubles events, and Yuiti'
Lopes, Christophe Bonadona and
Hansen won their singles matches.
BABSON PARK The Webber
International University golf team
is currently ranked 16th in the
nation in a recent NAIA poll. The
Warriors have had a run of good
finishes this season, including sec-
ond place at the recent Embry-Rid-
dle and Grenelefe Invitational,
as basketball coach
BABSON PARK Bill Heath,,
Director of Athletics at Webber
International University, has
announced that Head Women's
Basketball Coach Mary Pinkowski,
has resigned, effective April 30,
2006. Coach Pinkowski had been
in charge of the Lad\ \Vai i iors bas-
ketball program for twx o years and'
had a cumulative record ol 35-22
Pinkowski led the program. to a
national tournament appearance
in the 2005-2006 season, anrd oted
Florida Sun Conference Coach of
the Year as the Lady Warriors went
19-9 (8-0 FSC), and won the con-
ference tournament champi-
"Coach Pinkowski has accom-
plished a lot with our women's
basketball program," said Athletic'
Director Bill Heath. "We thank her
for her hard work and dedication
to the program."
WINTER HAVEN The latest
weapon in the battle against the
summer heat has arrived!
Cypress Gardens celebrates the
first full season of Splash Island
with a ribbon-cutting ceremony
and hincheon March 30 at 11
Splash Island invites guests to
lazily float down the crystal clear
waters of Paradise River;, more
than a thousand feet of twisting,
turning lazy river fun. Conquer
Polynesian Adventure, a large
interactive play structure with
more than 100 platforms, slides,
%kater cannons, blast buckets
and other after r features. Then,
get set for a tubing adventure on
the "Tonga Tubes," the twin-'
slide complex. Slip down more
than four stories .of twisting,
turning tubing fun and splash
into the pool below. And that's
just the beginning; more Splash
Island fun is found-in the wave
action of Kowabuhga Bay. Crash
the surf, braving four-foot waves
or dabble your feet in the much
gentler shallow end. Pick up the
pace with lightning-fast adven-
ture on the speed slides of
Voodoo Plunge. Choose from
two speeds and one careening
and curving body slide.:
In keeping with Cypress Gar-
den Adventure Park's retro-Flori-
da theming, the six-acre water
park features a Polynesian
atmosphere, hearkening back to
the days of tikki bars and surf-
boards. The water park will also
include several restaurants, such
as Volcano Jim's Snack Shack
and Tikki Bar, which will dish up
hamburgers, fries, pizza, and
.other delectable snacks. The
Kahuna Bathhouse is the chang-.
ing and shower area, complete
with rental lockers.
Although the water .park
debuted in stages stating last
July, this Near marks the first full
operating season, of Splash
YOuth camps planned at university
University will host several sum-
mer camps in June that will give
high school students a glimpse
into university life and offer
opportunities for college credit.
The Southeastern Summer
Scholars Program provides a
chance to earn seven 'college
credit hours during two weeks of
unforgettable learning and fun.
Many classes include field trips,
and hands-on experiences.
Course offerings may include
science, ethics, literature and
math. Students must have com-
pleted their junior or senior year
of high school and have a 3.0
GPA or higher. This camp runs
June 18-30. .
Broadcasting Camp is for stu-
dents ages 14 through 18 and
runs June 18-24. This intensive
course introduces students to'
television broadcasting and
radio production basics. Sub-
jects covered include TV light-
ing, TV writing, camera operat-
ing and radio production.
Students who successfully com-
plete the camp may earn one
hour of elective college' credit
and will receive a video copy of
their final production work.
Theater Arts Camp runs June
18-24 .and students ages 14
through 18 may participate. This
camp focuses on classical train-
ing to prepare actors for success
in their chosen fields. The camp
includes the following tracks:
technique, long and short for-
mats, theater games.
fX- STOMP style, combining
percussion, movement and visu-
Classical theater- a combi-
natioh of movemrrent, voice,
script analysis, rehearsal and
performance of A Midsummer
Theater camp participants
can earn one hour of elective
college credit and audition for
Theater Department scholar-"
Worship Leaders Camp trains
young people who feel called to
lead praise and worship. The
camp, which runs June '18
through 24, will include per-
forming at a local church. Train-
ing includes basic music theory,
spiritual authenticity and "ethics
in church music, worship song-
writing and how to start a wor-
ship band, among other topics.
Participants can receive one
hour of elective college credit.
This camp is open to students
ages 14 through 18.
Southeastern also offers the
following athletic camps: /
Cheerleading- July 10-14;
ages 8 and up;
Nike Women's Volleyball-
June 19-22 and June 26-29; ages
Soccer- June 12-16, ages 13
and up, co-ed; July 5-7,
striker/keeper, ages 13-18, co-ed;
July 14-28, ages 13 and up, boys. "
Basketball- July 17-21, ages
13 and younger, co-ed; July 24-
28, ages 14-17, co-ed.
Baseball- July 5-7. Throw
90+ Camp, ages 15 and up; July
17-21 and July 24-28, ages 8 and
Students interested in regis-
tering for any of these camps
may do so online: www. Seuni-
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