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Title: The Frostproof news
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Publisher: Alfred H. Mellor
Place of Publication: Frostproof Polk County Fla
Creation Date: May 4, 2006
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Thursday, May 4, 2006 Voi. 91 No. -6 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents


At a Glance

ity Council.
ans meetings
he next Regular City
C cil Meeting will be held
M ay,May 15,at6p.m.
S eCity would also like to
rem everyone, the City
Cou Public Meetings are
held t first and third Monday
of the nth.
Fros oof City Hall is locat-
ed at 11 first Street. For more
informati call 635-7855.

Park cl es for
renovations
The Cit of Frostproof
would like to form area resi-
dents the Wall street Park will
be closed for ovation the
week beginning Mav 8
through May 13, 2)06. Tennis
courts will remain open.. F- .r
more information call 6.35-
7855.

Project Graduation
Golf Tourney
Frostproof Middle Senior
High School 2006 Pr-,o.t
Graduation Golf Tournariilnt
will be held Sunday, May ;, at
the Lake Wales Country Clubt
located off Highway 60E. Sign.
in is 12 noon with a 1 p in.
Shotgun Start, Four-per son
Modified Scramble, $5'.1 per
person includes goodie bat,
golf, tournament prizes, and
refreshments available. Mulli-
gans for sale -I.per player -$5
each.
Please make your checks
payable to Project Graduation
and mail to: Project Gradua-
tion, PO Box 1292. Frost proof,
FL 33843 Attn: Jan Meeks. For
rnore infoi motion call Jar,
MNeeks at .63-6.-5-7u.

Upcoming FHS
Senior events
Please mark your calen-
dars with the follovirng
upcoming FHS Senior events:
Friday, May 5, Grad Nile at Dis-
ney (seniors are to report to
the FHS cafeteria no later thl-,an
7:30 p.m. No Flip Flops!) On
Tuesday, May 9, 7:45 a.m. AP
Government Test at the
Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Tuesday, May 16,7 a.m. Senior
Breakfast in the FHS cafelei ia
as well as the Farewell Assem-
bly in the Gymnasium at 1:301
p.m. Thursday, May 18 Acade.-
mic Fair-Middle School 12::(1i
p.m., High School-7 p.m. both
events will be held in the FHS
Gymnasium. On Thursdai,
May 18 8:45 a.m. until 1.30
p.m. will also be the Bok
Tower Tour. Friday, May 19, 9
a.m. Baccalaureate Practice at
the First 'United Methodist
Church. Sunday, May 21, 4
'p.m. Baccalaureate Ser. ice,
First United Methodist Church.
Monday, May 22, 5 p.m. Fans
Brannen Stadium. Tuesday ,
May 23, 7:30 p.m. Graduation,
Faris Brannen Stadium. For
more information call 863-
635-7809.

Bankhosts
Blood Drive
Citizens Bank & Trust will
host a Blood Drive on Thurs-
day, May 11 at 222 State Road
60 East in Lake Wales. The
bloodmobile from Blood
Banks of Mid-Florida Medical
Services will be located in the
customer parking area 3 p.m.
until 6 p.m.
Donors will receive a FREE
designer T-shirt featuring
Abstract artist Tinia Clark-
Polk. For more information'
please call 863-297-1840.

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Opinion . . . . .2
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Online Tax Sale returns


Leading the way last year,
Polk County was one of just a
handful of Florida counties that
conducted an online tax certifi-
cate sale.
Bartow, FL.-Tax Collector Joe
G. Tedder and his staff continue
leading the state in innovation, as
the Polk County Tax Collector's
Office again conducts their tax
certificate sale online this month.
After last year's success with the
new auction model, the tax office
announces its 2006 Tax Certifi-


cate Sale, for 2005 delinquent
real estate taxes, will be held over
the Internet for the second con-
secutive year.
Last year, Polk County was
one of just a handful of counties
who participated in this technol-
ogy. All these counties are repeat-
ing the process again this year,
with as many as 30 counties
expected to join their ranks.
"Last year's sale met all our
expectations. We experienced
lower interest rates for delin-


quent property owners, a larger
pool of new investors, higher
percentage of certificates sold,
and fewer resources tied up by
our offices," states Tedder.
This year, Tedder's office has
chosen to pair up with Realauc-
tion, an Internet auction service
provider located in Ft. Laud-
erdale, Florida, which has
emerged as the nation's fastest
growing provider of Internet tax
sale auctions. Realauction is also
the only Florida-based company


Local News: FHS celebrates Prom 2006


in the industry. Realauction CEO
Lloyd McClendon explains, "'The
NAP of the Americas', the hosting
facility of Realauction's servers,
represents one of, the highest
security*networks and hosting
facilities in the world, ensuring
the best in accountability, per-
formance and customer service
to our clients."
The benefits of this new
process are becoming clear as
more and more tax offices utilize
online technologies. Sales are


conducted in a shorter period of
time, money is distributed more
quickly and tax collectors and
their staffs are free from the bur-
den of conducting live sales,
allowing them to continue
important daily tasks in their
offices. In addition, internet tax
sales have been found to yield a
higher percentage of certificates
sold, typically at a lower interest
rate. And, as with last year, the
See Tax Page 2


Brady advises


council to


keep assets


At the regular Frostproof
City Council meeting on Mon-
day, May 1, Frostproof City
Manager Robert Brady said he
felt it would be silly for the City
of Frostproof even consider
selling their'assets.
Mr. Brady's comment came
about because Urban Core
Development made a request
to purchase certain municipal
property located East on Wall
Street and near Lake Reedy
lakeside.
Urban Core-


Crowned as. the 2006 Frostproof High.
School Prom King and Queen were Jay
Gilden and Staci Fisher at the Lake Wales
Country Club on Saturday, April 29.


l-rostprool News.'lindy MonK
Scott Trimmier was caught on camera busting
a move at the 2006 FHS Prom held Saturday,
April 29 at the Lake Wales Country Club.


Good friends Aurora Loredo and Stephanie
Henry enjoyed the FHS 2006 Prom held
April 29 at the Lake Wales Country Club.


Several FHS Juniors gathered for a photo
together at the 2006 FHS Prom held April
29 at the Lake Wales Country Club. Left to
right Levette Rucks, Desiree Pyle, Lindsey
Futral, Elaine Roberts, Jenna Waters and
Cassie Gaffney.


representative/interim city
manager Carl Cheatham said
Urban Core would offer a
greater amount than what the
property was appraised at.
Council member Kay
Hutzelman said at this time she
didn't feel it was in the best
interest of the City of Frostproof
to sell any of its property. She
went on to say that both lake-
sides are a part of the past as
well as the future and just did-
See Brady-Page 2


Changes in


effect for


WHAT routes


Winter Haven Area Transit
(WHAT) and Polk County Tran-
sit Services will be changing
some bus routes effective May 1:.
A public workshop was held
March 2, 2006 at the Winter
Haven library to introduce and
discuss the roule changes. The
routes that are affected are
WHAT routes 10, 15,30 and Polk
County Transit Services rural
routes 25 and 35. Below is a
summary, of the changes by
route:
Route 10- Northgate. Shop-
ping Center will be served on
both legs (inbound and out-
bound), but outbound will be
inside the parking lot and
inbound will be at the bus stop
at the curb in front of the shop-
ping center"
Route 15- The bus will stay
on highway 17-92 inbound and


outbound through Lake Alfred.
Route 30- The,bus will trav-
el around Lake Elbert in the
opposite direction as it currently
travels now. It will service the
New Super Wal-Mart on High-
way 540.
Route 25- All times will
change slightly and additional
service to the Charlton Apart-
ments in Ft. Meade will be
added.
Route 35- All times will
change slightly and additional
service to the Elkhorn Apart-
ments in Frostproof will be
added.
For additional information
call Polk County Transit Services
(863) 534-5500. New route
schedules have been provided
on all effected routes and dis-
plays began Friday, April 28.


Conservancy honors Morrison


Ford, Polk County,
Archibold Station.
receive awards

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL. -
It was 35 years ago that The
Nature Conservancy's Tiger
Creek Preserve was established
- the result of a sweeping grass-
roots fundraising effort involving
more than 3,000 people and a
variety of groups. Most agree,
however, that the native Florida
landscape protected along the
banks of this namesake Lake.
Wales Ridge stream would not
have been saved if it were not for
the actions of one person, Ken
Morrison.
Morrison was honored Thurs-
day by The Nature Conservancy
with a .lifetime achievement
award at a Florida board of
trustees dinner attended by long-
time members, donors and staff.
The staff included his son Steve,
conservation program manager,
and daughter-in-law Tricia Mar-
tin, Lake Wales Ridge Program


director. Steve presented Ken's
award and told of his dad's dis-
covery of a 1920s shelved plan to
protect the area by Edward Bok
that inspired the 1960s chain of
events and the preserve. The sen-
ior Morrison has never wavered
in his commitment to nature.
"My dad and I explored the
Tiger Creek area when I was a
kid, when he first got the bug to
get it protected. It was as pristine
when Edward Bok tried to pro-
tect it as it is to this day. I can't tell
you what an honor it is for me to
present this award to my dad,"
Steve said.
Martin honored the Polk
County's Environmental Land
Acquisition and Management
Program Thursday with the
Community Conservation
Award. Commissioner Sam
Johnson accepted for the pro-
gram, established in 1994 and
responsible for more than 14,000
acres being acquired.
Archbold Biological Station
was given the Conservation Part-
ner Award for its integral role in
protecting the Lake Wales Ridge.


Scientists at the independent;
nonprofit research facility focus
on the region's ecology and man-
age multiple nature preserves.
Executive Director Hilary Swain
accepted the award.
The final award of the night
went posthumously to Mountain
Lake resident Mitchell T. Ford in
recognition of his generous gift to
establish a permanent endow-
ment to fund the Conservancy's
Lake Wales Ridge Program in
perpetuity. A plaque will be
placed at Tiger Creek in his
honor.
The Nature Conservancy is a
leading international, nonprofit
organization that preserves
plants, animals and natural com-
munities representing the diversi-
ty of life on Earth by protecting
the lands apd waters they need to
survive. With funding from the
voter approved Florida Forever
program and our generous
donors the Conservancy has
helped protect more than 1.1 mil-
lion acres in Florida since 1961.
Visft ;us on the Web at
nature.org/florida.


Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
Lady Bulldogs win
FMSHS Lady Bulldog Softball Team won the District 10 Class
3A Runner-up title and advanced to the Regional playoffs. On
April 25 the Lady Bulldogs won 6-5 against lTinity Prep. Fri-
day, April 28 they traveled to Tampa to play Academy of Holy
Names winning 4-1. As of press time the Lady Bulldogs were
scheduled to compete at Mckeel on May 2. Pictured left to
right: Back row-Chelle Smith, Alicia Wilson, Samantha Smith,
Whitney Dukes, Nicki Allen, and Brittany Thomas. Middle row-
Kall Berehns, Faith Franklin and Whitney DeLoach. Front row-
Shannon Russell Lacy Lambeth and Hope Franklin.


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2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, May 4,2006


PCC 94th commencement May 5 Tax


PCC'S 94th commencement
Friday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. in Health
Center Gym, Winter Haven
Number of grads: Approxi-
mately 350 students will be eligi-
ble to march.
About 70 percent of our gradu-
ates will receive Associate in Arts
(AA) degrees, which are parallel
and transferable to state universi-
ties. The remaining 30 percent of
the students will receive Associate
in Science
(AS) degrees, which lead
directly to employment.
Number of degrees: Nearly
25,000 diplomas have been
awarded by PCC since it began in
1964. More than half' of PCC's
graduates continue to live and
work in Polk County.
Distinguished Alumnus/Speak-
er: Thomas Jordan, President of
Tom Jordan Consulting, will
receive the Distinguished Alum-
nus award at the commencement
ceremonies and will address the
graduates. The Lakeland resident


is a cancer drug developer, who
works as a cancer research con-
sultant for the International Gyne-
cological Cancer Society, Procter
and Gamble, Johnson & Johnson
and other pharmaceutical com-
panies. He was the driving force
in the development of a drug used
in the treatment of breast, ovarian
and lung cancer. In recognition of
his achievements, the medical
community has presented him
with numerous awards. Jordon
received his Associate in Arts
degreefrom PCC in 1970, a Bach-
elor's degree from the University
of Florida in 1972 and an MBA
from Xavier University in 1981. He
served in the Army Reserves dur-
ing the Vietnam War and worked
in the Pentagon as an Aide to the
Chief of the Army Reserves.
Graduation Newsmakers:
This is PCC President Eileen
Holden's first graduation.
Darlene "Dawn" Acree of
Lake Wales will be among the
graduates.


Dawn has been blind from
wounds sustained as a teenager in
a car accident. After graduating
from Lake Wales High school, she
worked in an office in Tampa for
several years. Each day she took
several buses and navigated busy
city streets to get to her job. In
2001, Dawn decided to return to
Polk County and enrolled at PCC
with the goal of improving her
education and salary. Her yellow
Labrador retriever guide dog,
Petey, soon memorized the Win-
ter Haven campus and took Dawn
to her classes.
Petey will be among those
marching next Friday. Dawn is
enrolled at Warrier Southern and
her career goal is to be an English
teacher.
Monica Capauto, of Winter
Haven, started her education here
20 years ago and returned to PCC
three years ago and will be receiv-
ing an AA in Liberal Arts.


Tea party to benefit Hospice


Continued From Page 1
field of participants will be limited
only by those who want to sign
up online and file a deposit with
the tax office in order to place
bids.
This month, a special insert
will be published, which lists all
real properties with delinquent
taxes for the 2005 tax year. This
initiates the bidding process,
which will formally open online
on May 10th and run until May
31st, when the sale begins. On
this date, the process will culmi-
nate as winning bids are awarded
and batches close out. All bid-
ding will be complete by June 1 at
5p.m.
Once again this year, the Tax
Collector's Office will be hosting
two training sessions for interest-
ed investors. They will be held on
Thursday, May 11, 2006, in both a
morning and afternoon session.
Registration, location and times
can be found at
www.PolkTaxes.com.
This,year the list of delinquent
properties totals $19,330,192 in
delinquent taxes, representing
over 26,801 parcels which have


gone uncollected for the year.


gone uncollected for the year.
"The actual number of parcels
offered in the auction will be
less," explains Rick Rhodes, Chief
Deputy of Taxes and IT, "as the
sale approaches and owners
hurry to clear up unpaid bal-
ances." On May 10th, an adver-
tised list will be posted on the
web and bids may start being
entered.
Last year, 20,025 parcels were
offered, with 15,460 bids awarded
through the online bidding
process at a value of $12,680,000,
representing a 96.7% of value
sold. The intent of an online auc-
tion is to streamline a process that
typically has lasted as long as
eight to ten days and involved a
relatively small group of local
investors. The number of
investors last year jumped from
less than 150 in previous years to
over 1500 individuals, from all 50
states and 14 foreign countries.
Real estate taxes (ad Valorem
taxes) are due from November 1
through March 31 and .become
delinquent April 1 of each year.
Taxes which are not paid by May I
are placed on an advertised list of
properties which, if not- paid by
May 31, will be offered up for sale.
A tax certificate represents a lien
on real property and may earn


interest at a maximum rate of up
to 18% per year. The cost to pur-
chase a certificate includes the
gross tax, interest, advertising cost
and the incremental cost of the
Tax Certificate sale. The bidding
begins at 18% and the certificate is
sold to the person bidding the
LOWEST annual interest rate.
In order to clear the property
of the tax lien, the property owner
must pay the amount of the tax
certificate plus interest calculated
from the month after the certifi-
cate sale to the month of payment
or no less than 5%. All payments
are made to the Tax Collector.
The life of a tax certificate is
seven years from the date o
issuance. Neither tax certificate
nor interest rates are guaranteed
Tax certificates listings will'e
published three times this mo1h:
On May 11, May 18 and Ma'25.
Individuals may obtain cop5s at
the Polk County Tax Colletor s
main offices on 430 E. MairStreet
in Bartow, as well as th Lake-
land, Lake Wales and Hates City
branch offices. Their locions, as
well as additional information
about the Tax Certifice auction
may be found on the ax Collec-
tor's website,
www.PolkTaxes.com


Hats will be held high at the
'Mad Hatter Tea Party' Good
Shepherd Hospice to hold
fundraising event June 3.
Lake Wales, FL. Silly hats,
high tea and delectable treats -
all for a good cause. That's just
some of the fun in store when
Good Shepherd Hospice holds
its "Mad Hatter Tea Party," Satur-
day, June 3 at 3 p.m. at the
Chalet Suzanne Restaurant and
Country Inn in Lake Wales. All
proceeds from the event will
benefit the hospice services pro-
vided to the patients and families
of Good Shepherd Hospice.,
Renowned New York tenor,


Mark Batease, will entertain,
accompanied by local pianist
Jayne Mark. Participants can also
bid on a silent auction and see a
hat fashion show presented by
the staff and volunteers of Life's
Treasures, Good Shepherd's
local thrift shop.
Tickets for the "Mad Hatter
Tea Party" are $45 each and seat-
ing is limited. Event sponsorship
opportunities are also available.
For more information on tickets
or sponsorship opportunities,
contact Claire Schwartz at 863-
551-3955 or Carol Ann Hartley at
863-551-3941.
Good Shepherd Hospice is a


not-for-profit, JCAHO-accredited
organization that provides
patient and family care in Polk,
Hardee and Highlands Counties
for those coping with the last 12
months of a life-limiting illness.
Good Shepherd Hospice also
offers group and individual grief
counseling, speakers for civic
and faith groups and many vol-
unteer opportunities. Communi-
ty bereavement programs
offered by Good Shepherd Hos-
pice are funded in part by United
Way of Central Florida. For more
information, please visit the
website at goodshepherdhos-
pice.org


Brady
Continued From Page 1
n't think this needed to be let go
of. I
Mayor Damon Nicholson, Vice
Mayor Mike Denby and Council-
man Larry Sullivan all said they
had received several calls from
local residents concerned over
the possible sale of the city's land.
Urban Core Development was
denied the request.
Local resident Doyce Cotton
questioned the status of the street


signs. He said that four signs had
been erected near his home
recently but that there still are
many more to be replaced
around the city that have been
missing since the 2004 hurri-
canes. He wanted to know a com-
pletion date for when the rest of
the signs would be replaced. This
question was not answered.
He also brought it to the coun-
cils' attention that there aren't any
street signs up directing people to
City Hall.,He said the fact that the
signs have not been replaced is a
risk to visitors and a liability in an
emergency situation. Mr. Cotton


said hewill continue to bring the
sign issue to the council until it is
completed.
Councilme er Hutzelman
said she wants fr. Cotton to pur-
sue this until it s completed. Vice
Mayor Denby s ed Mr. Brady to
check and e! if. it would be
cheaper anqdq kicker to have the
signs made yn outside vendor
instead of tIe ity making them.
Mr. Bra y aid in closing com-
ments he i stay on as city man-
ager until a/suitable replacement
was fo h. He reassured the
council/hhy didn't need to make
any h a{ydecisions.


Hospice sponsors


grief support group

Lakeland, FL When peo- 863-802-0456 or toll-free, at 1-
ple die, their families and loved 800-464-3994 to RSVP or for
ones may need help to cope more information.
with the pain and sense floss. Good Shepherd Hospice is a
Good Shepherd Hospice offers not-for-profit, JCAHO-accredit-
free grief support groups ed organization that provides
where people can share their patient and family care in Polk,
feeling with others and learn Hardee and Highlands Coun-
ways to work through their ties.for those coping with the
, grief.. last 12 months of a life-limiting
A six-week adult grief sup- illness. Good Shepherd Hos-
port group is scheduled to run piece also offers group and indi-
on Wednesday, May 17 to vidual grief counseling, speak-
June21 at the Lakeland Memo- ers for civic and faith groups
rial Funeral Home, 2125. Bar- -and many volunteer opportu-
'-tow Highway S in Lakeland; nities. Community bereave- '
-The group will meet' from meht programs offered by
10:30 a.m. to noon and is open Good Shepherd Hospice are
to anyone who has lost a loved funded in part by United Way
one. Participants need not of Central Florida. For more
/have used Good Shepherd information, please visit the
Hospice programs in'the past. website at goodshepherdhos-
Please contact Thelma Ralat, at pice.org.


Library to sponsor


memorial tribute


Latt Maxcy Memorial Library
in conjunction with the Frostproof
Historical Museum will host a,
Memorial tribute in recognition of
Armed Forces Day and Memorial.
Day on Thursday May 18 at 6:30
p.m. The Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library would like to honor local
residents who have served or are
currently serving in the United
States Military.
The library is 'encouraging
spouses and/or children of loved
ones who are serving or have,
served to attend and share (in a
relaxed 'round table' atmos-
phere) their stories of what it's
been like while their loved ones
have been away. Everyone is wel-
come to attend and to hear stories


that may not be in a text book.
If you, or someone you know
has served or are currently serv-.
ing, please provide us with the fol-
lowing information: Name, years
served, Branch, War/Conflict:
In order to compile the list in
time, the library- will need all
names submitted no later than 5
p.m., May 12, 2006. Please bring
in the information, or call. the
library at 635-7857 or e-mail kel-
liew@pclc.lib.fl.us.
LMML would consider it an
honor to share with the commu-
nity, the names of those who
unselfishly gave of their time and
some, the ultimate sacrifice, their
lives, for the freedom that we all
enjoy today.


Speak Out

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express your opinion or ask questions about public issues bYou are
not required to give your name. While we want )ou to speak out
free, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity',
relevance and fairness.



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Ruth Cornelius Ashley Hutto
S' die tvall


Lake Wales Office
Auto Owners, Progressive, Travelers & Hartford


Warner Southern hosts


graduation ceremony


Lake.Wales Warner Southern
College Spring Commencement is
scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2006,
at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take
place under a tent in the courtyard
between the Pontious Learning
Resource Center and the Rigel Stu-
dent Center on the west campus.
One hundred and sixty four (164) stu-
dents will celebrate their graduation.
Reverend John Alan Howard,
President of Gardner Collegejn.
Canada, will present the com-
mencement address. Brian D.
Hogan, a 1992 Warner Southern
graduate, from Belleview,. Florida
will induct graduates into the
Alumni Association. The Young
Americans and Collegiate Chorale


will perform during the ceremony.
Warner Southern, College, a
Christian liberal arts college found-
ed in 1968, is located five miles
south of Lake Wales on both sides
of Highway 27. The Bachelor of
Arts degree includes more than 20
different liberal arts and profession-
al preparation fields for specialized.
study The three largest depart-
ments are Business, Church Min-
istlry .and.Te-cheir._[uation ThteW,
are 4,000 alumni worldwide.
Warner Southern College is
accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Associa-
tion of Colleges and Schools to
award the Associate, Bachelor, and
Master degrees.


FHS Class of 1996 to


host reunion on June 4


The Frostproof High School
Class of 1996 has scheduled their
10th year reunion for the week-
en'd of June 2 thrumune4. On Fri-
day, June 2 classmates can meet
at the Admiral's Inn Lounge in
Winter Haven around 8 p.m. On
Saturday, June 3 a formal dinner
is scheduled at the Candlelight
Restaurant at the Sun-N-Lakes
Golf Club in Sebring. Dinner is
from 5-6 p.m. and dancing is,
from 6-10 p.m. Cost is $40. On
Sunday, June 4 'classmates will
meet for a BBQ at Fewox Park


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The Frostproof News, Thursday, May 4, 2006 3


Golf league offers Earth talk


family activities


River Greens Golf Course
announces the adult/child golf
league starting Saturday May 13,
and ending Saturday, July 29 3
p.m. 5 p.m. Registration fee is
$20 per team with a weekly cost
of $12 per person. Format is 9
holes with a different format
each week. Games include:
Scramble, Better Ball, Alternate
Shot, etc..
Prizes will be given out
weekly and at the end of the
league.
The league will run 12 weeks


and will be fun and enjoyable
and will provide families with
something to do during the sum-
mer months.
Weekly records will be kept
and points given to all teams.
Come and enjoy Rivers
Greens, who has proudly served
Highlands County for over 25
years with quality golf at afford-
able prices.
Space is limited so call the
Golf Shop at 453-5210 to sign
up.


'One stroke' painting


classes now forming


New classes will
begin on May 11
New classes will begin on
Thursday, May 11.
Sign up for the beginner's six-
week course and learn the One
Stroke painting technique taught
by certified instructor, Vicki
Alley.
Vicki is a local decorative
painter who was certified in the
One Stoke painting technique
by Donna Dewberry, who
developed the One Stroke
method.
Donna can be seen most Sat-
urday mornings on PBS. She
demonstrates how easy it is to
paint, using the One Stroke
method.
One Stroke painting is an


easy method of blending shad
ing and highlighting all in one
stoke.
Classes will be held on Thurs
day nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:3(
p.m. at the art gallery located a
12 Wall Street in Frostproof. The
cost is $15 per week for mem
bers and $18 per week for non
members. There is a $30 supply
fee, which includes all the paints
and brushes and teaching guides
you will use during the 6-week
course.
If you have always wanted to
learn to paint, this will be an
excellent opportunity for you to
finally try your hand at decora-
tive painting.
Call the Art Gallery today at
635-7271, seating is limited so
call early and reserve your
place!


WSC celebrates


Moments with Mozart
Jonathan Carter conducted tion of his works.
WSC's, Dr. Steven Darr's lead a
members of the Warner South-ern a Chrisian
ern College Concert Choir in liberal arts college :.unded in,
Ave Verum by W. A. Mozartata 1968, is located five miles south
student concert held,; on April 01 Lake wales on High\ a\ 2,
20 Pf V;O*---C .ijilt.U. noyi .
Department of Fine"Arts, was a on Colleges -of the Southern
tribute to the.250th anniversary Association of Colleges .and
of the birthday of Wolfgang Schools to award the Associate,
Amadeus Mozart and a celebra- Bachelor, and Master degrees.


From the Editors of E/The Envi-
ronmental Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: I've heard that
it is now safe to throw away com-
mon household batteries and that
only rechargeable batteries can
now be recycled. Is this true? -
Doug Reynolds, Martinsville, Ind.
Today's common household
batteries those ubiquitous AAs,
AAAs, Cs, Ds and 9-volts from
Duracell, Energizer and others -
are not thought to pose as great a
threat to properly-equipped mod-
ern landfills as they used to
because they contain much less
mercury than their predecessors.
As such most municipalities now
recommend simply throwing such
batteries away with your trash.
Nevertheless, environmentally
concerned consumers might feel
better recycling such batteries any-
way, as they still do contain trace
amounts of mercury and other
potentially toxic stuff. Some
municipalities will accept these
batteries (as well as older, more
toxic ones) at household haz-


TALLAHASSEE Attorney,
- General Charlie Crist ha
y announced that his office ha:
s reached a settlement with a deb
s relief company that calls for th(
business to provide $230,000 tC
reimburse consumers who paic
0 fees to the company but failed t(
gain debt relief. The agreement
resolves consumer complaint,
about the business practices o
Emergency Debt Relief, Inc., for
merly of Jacksonville, anc
requires the company to revise
its business practices.
.Emergency Debt Relief (EDR)
claimed it could reduce con-
sumers' payments to creditors
by up to 50 percent. The compa-
ny also claimed it could settle the
average consumer's debts for 35
to 45 percent of the original
amount owed, and could help
consumers become debt-free in
as little as 12 frio lsts Ho' e r,
EDR c(iared a hih monihl 1'ee
'quivaleni t:o 18 percent oft he
co sur i&ner's total iridebtedne-ss
arid failed t negotiate the (debt
e en aftfr receiving large -fee
pa\ nmerits Irom consumers.
el to dig deeper," said Mr. Crist.
"This settlement will bring them
some relief."
Mr. Crist's office began inves-


ardous waste facilities, from
where they will most likely be sent
elsewhere to be processed and
recycled as components in new
batteries.
Other options abound, such as
the mail-order service, Battery
Solutions, which will recycle your
spent batteries at a cost of 85 cents
per pound. To find a company
near you where you can drop off
your old batteries for recycling,
check out the comprehensive
national database at the
Earth911.org website. Meanwhile,
the national chain, Batteries Plus,
is happy to take back disposable
batteries for recycling at any of its
255 retail stores from coast-to-
coast.
Consumers should note that
any old batteries they may find
buried in their closets that were
made before 1997-when Con-
gress mandated a widespread
mercury phase-out in batteries of
all types-should most surely be
recycled and not discarded with
the trash, as they may contain as


tigating EDR in March 2005 after
receiving complaints from con-
sumers who claimed they paid
the company's fee, which
ranged from several hundred to
several thousand dollars, but
then received no service. The
consumers said that even after
they paid for EDR's debt relief
services, they continued to
receive harassing phone calls
from creditors and their credit
rating continued to suffer. More
than 45 complaints against EDR
were filed with Mr. Crist's office.
Under the agreement, EDR
along with its former owners,
Franklin and Joseph Valinho, will
provide $115,000 to reimburse
consumers who have already
filed complaints and will create a
separate $115,000 reimburse-
ment fund for affected con-
sumers who might file com-
plaintl Iaer. Inr additic n to
tin'ibursinr, cc,'rurners. the
'-companr must revise ats busi-
ress pijactices Io better serie
consumers The company for-
rnerl\ operated in Jacksonr lle,
bill \\ as .sold

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much as 10 times the mercury of
newer versions.
Perhaps of greater concern
nowadays is what's happening to
spent rechargeable batteries from
cell phones, MP3 players and lap-
tops. Such items contain potential-
ly toxic heavy metals sealed up
inside, and if thrown out with the
regular garbage can jeopardize the
environmental integrity of both
landfills and incinerator emissions.
Luckily, the battery industry spon-
sors the operations of the
Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation (RBRC), which facili-
tates the collection of used
rechargeable batteries collected in
an industry-wide "take back" pro-
gram for recycling.
Consumers can help by limiting
their electronics purchases to
items that carry the RBRC logo on
their packaging. Furthermore, they
can find out where to drop off old
rechargeable batteries (and even
old cell phones) by calling RBRC's
hotline at 1-800-8BATTERY or by
visiting the online drop location


finder at RBRC.org. Also, most
Radio Shack stores will take back
rechargeable batteries and deliver
them to RBRC free-of-charge.
RBRC then processes the batteries
via a thermal recovery technology
that reclaims metals such as nick-
el, iron, cadmium, lead and cobalt,
repurposing them for use in new
batteries.
CONTACTS: Battery Solutions,
www.batteryrecycling.com;
Earth911, www.earth911.org; Bat-
teries Plus,
www.batteriesplus.com;
Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation (RBRC),
www.rbrc.org.
GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL
QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk,
c/o E/The Environmental Maga-
zine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT
06881; submit it at:
www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/th
isweek/, or e-mail:
earthtalk@emagazine.com. Read
past columns at:
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Insect spreads citrus greening


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INDIANAPOLIS Florida's
citrus groves are under attack
from an unseen assailant a
disease that slowly distorts and
discolors the leaves, renders the
fruit useless and ultimately kills
the tree. And, it could be much
more difficult to manage than
canker.
"Citrus greening is a serious
disease that is systemic in a plant
and can go undetected for some
period of time," explains
Michael Rogers, assistant profes-
sor of entomology at the Univer-
sity of Florida Citrus Research
and Education Center. "We
don't know exactly how long it
takes for a plant that's infected to
begin showing symptoms.
"Right now, the disease is
present throughout the southern
part of the state," he continues.
"We don't know exactly how far
it's spread. The fact that we can't
diagnose or detect greening-pos-
itive trees in the grove is a real
problem for us."
Greening is spread by an
insect the Asian citrus psyllid.
The pest has been present in
Florida since 1998 and has
become well established
throughout the state's citrus
growing areas. Consequently,
managing the spread of green-
ing depends on controlling psyl-
lid populations.
"We can't eradicate the psyl-
lid, because it's too well estab-
lished in the state," points out
Rogers. "But, managing infesta-
tions will be important to slow
the spread of greening. We'll
probably see several additional
insecticide applications each
year for psyllid management,
especially on young trees."
Young citrus trees continually
put out new leaves, or flush, and
are the most attractive targets for
psylla, which need new flush to
feed and reproduce. In spring
and early summer, when tem-
peratures hold steady in the 70 to
mid-80 degree range, a single
female psyllid can lay as many as
700 to 800 eggs. That creates the
potential for psyllid populations
to growvery quickly.
"Psyllid populations are start-
ing to build up right now," warns
Rogers. "We had a cold snap
several weeks ago, and psyllid


Sepcial to INI/Douglas L. Calwell, Univ. of Fla.
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
The adult Asian citrus psyllid must be managed to stop the
spread of citrus greening in Florida.


populations dropped off a bit.
Now we're starting to see those
populations rebound and build
up on the flushes that are pres-
ent."
According to Rogers, an inte-
grated pest management pro-
gram, including both biological
and chemical controls to keep
all nursery and young trees psyl-
lid-free, is the most effective
means for controlling the pest
and limiting the devastation
from greening. Groves should be
scouted regularly, and those
where psylla are present should
be treated prior to each flush.
"The most important thing
when psyllid is found in your
grove is to manage them. and
slow down the spread of the dis-
ease in that grove in order to
maintain citrus production in an
economically-feasible manner,"
Rogers suggests.
The University of Florida rec-
ommends several insecticide
products for rotational use in
psyllid control, including
Admire, Provado, Temik, and
Lorsban-4E insecticide
"The goal for insecticide use
is to reduce the psl lid popular
tion," reminds Rogers. "It's kind
of a numbers game. \\Ve need to
lower the psyllid population to


help slow down the spread of
the disease."
Many growers have found
that the .cost effective control of
Lorsban helps keep psyllid pop-
ulations in check, plus provides
broad spectrum protection
against other pests found in
groves, including Citrus rust
mite, scale, mealybugs, aphids,
whiteflies and fire. ants. The
product's quick knockdown
action also allows for faster
recolonization of beneficial
insect populations, which are
also important to psyllid man-
agement.
"In countries that have been
dealing with citrus greening for a
number of years, growers have
been able to keep the incidence
of the disease fairly low," says
Rogers. "And part of that pro-
gram has been using insecti-
cides to manage psyllid popula-
tions and timing those
insecticideC properlN\ rthen pop-
ulaIons are begriringir ti build
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Do you need a mumps vaccination?


thought was. just an unpleasant
memory is back in the news as
cases of mumps turn up in the Mid-
west.
I was among the last of my gen-
eration to have suffered through
the mumps. The vaccine was not
yet available when I entered
school.
Mumps, as I remember it, came
with fever, nausea and difficulty
swallowing. I also remember hav-
ing the mumps on both sides of my
face. This not only accounted for
the difficulty swallowing, but also
made it difficult to talk.
I also recall that because I
caught mumps during the sum-
mer, I didn't even have the benefit
of missing school!
It is possible to have mumps on
only one side of your face, and if
you only have it on one side, it is
possible to have it again, on the
other side.
Recently in the news doctors
confirmed that it is possible to have
the mumps twice, making the
announcement as if this was a new
discovery. When [ was a child, this
was common knowledge. We all
knew people who had the mumps
twice. So while it was more painful


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Healthier 4'

Life


with Katrina Elsken


- and miserable to have it on
both sides at the same time, at least
those who had the "double" ver-
sion knew they only had to suffer
through it once.
The new cases of mumps indi-
cate that vaccines might not be
completely effective, or perhaps
not effective in all people. More
boosters might be needed to main-
tain protection.
Since most of the new cases are
among young adults, there is a the-
ory that an additional booster shot
should be given to college stu-
dents. College students apparently
are more at risk because they live in
close quarters.
What does this mean to you?
Talk to your doctor. If you never
had the mumps, or if you only had
it on one side, your doctor might
recommend a booster shot.


adults tha[,r for children. Theie is a
parli>:ular risk lor adult men, -
mumps can cause sitrilir The eld-
erly and hr.,se persons %\hose
immunize s stems are already.
weakenedd, ma\ also be rrore at
risk.
Of course, the immunization
shots also carry some risks and
possible side effects. Talk to your
doctor about your own risk so you
can .make an informed decision
based on your own health history.
If mumps is back, will other
.childhood diseases also return? I
also vividly recall surviving chicken
pox, "three day" measles, German
measles and whooping cough.
(German measles is the version
that requires staying in a darkened
room due to the danger to your
eyes.) I hope my children will
never have to suffer through these
illnesses that we used to consider
"normal" childhood diseases."
(Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that might oth-
erwise be considered "healthy."}


DEARBORN, Mich. Vehicle
crashes are the No. 1 killer of
teenagers in America. Nearly
6,000 young people die annually
in such accidents 5,896
between the ages of 16 and 20 in
2004, including 371 in Florida,
the most recent data available
from National Highway Traffic
Safety Association (NHTSA).
Driving Skills for Life, estab-
lished in 2003 by Ford Motor
Company and the Governors
Highway Safety Association,
helps young drivers improve
their skills in four key areas that
are critical factors in more than
60 percent of teen vehicle crash-
es: Hazard Recognition, Vehicle
Handling, Space Management
and Speed Management. In addi-
tion, it teaches eco-driving,
which also enhances driving
safety.
The program reaches teens,
parents and educators through
an interactive website, www.dri-
vingskillsforlife.com, along with
free video materials and educa-
tor packets. A new version of the
website is being launched in
May. Ford Motor Company is
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"This program gained a lot of momentum in 2005,
and we intend to make it even better in 2006."
Susan M. Cischke, Ford Vice President,
Environmental and Safety Engineering.


safety in 2006 by assisting young
drivers through its Driving Skills
for Life national web-based edu-
cational program.
"This program gained a lot of
momentum in 2005, and we
intend to make it even better in
2006," said Susan M. Cischke,
Ford Vice President, Environ-
mental and Safety Engineering.
"While it's important that Ford
Motor Company continues to
develop safer vehicles for our
customers and their families, it
also is imperative fork us to edu-
cate people about all aspects of
safe driving, especially those just
beginning to drive."
There is no charge for the
materials, which not only can be
used by young drivers, but also
by educators and parents in
school or community settings.
Teens can test their knowledge
and earn prizes by participating
on-line. A new version of the


website is being launched in
May. Printed materials also are
available in Spanish. There is no
charge for materials.
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documentary on Driving Skills
for Life, to be broadcast this year
on public television stations,
including PBS, and enhanced
curriculum on the website,
notably the importance of eco-
driving to personal safety and the
environment.
Driving Skills for Life hit the
road again this year for a series
of "ride-and-drive" events,
beginning March 23-24 in Orlan-
do, Fla. Teens hone their skills
on a road course in specially
equipped vehicles under the
supervision of a team of profes-
sional instructors and gain valu-
able safety tips. Also planned is a
summer day camp August 1-4 at
the Michigan Proving Grounds in
the Detroit suburb of Romeo.


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AIR CONDITIONER 5 ton,
hardly used. As is. $800 Call
Steve (239)564-2173 La-.
Belle


AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
,$500. or best offer.
(863)675-4201
Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690
WHISKEY BARRELS (2) -
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will
sep.(863)634-5821


REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,,
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
6pmr
REFRIGERATOR- bottom
freezer, white, exc cond,
$250 cash (863)357-3026
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, matching set, great for
shop/mud room, $100/both.
(863)675-2404 after 5pm.
WASHER & DRYER- 6 mos
old, like new, $400
(863)467-6030
Washer/Dryer, stack set,
$150. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm.



COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
(863)467-8681
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Ken-
more, used very littel ,great
condition, $100
(863)763-7437
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wIth an adin the classi-
fleds.


BUILDING SALE! "Plus Free
Bonus!" 20x32 Now $4100.
25x42 $6200. 30x52 $9800.
40x82 $18,400. Extensive
range ,of sizes and models.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
31" Marble, shell shaped,
w/sink & faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak
w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, 1pr
32x28, $45 (863)763-1997
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
,r :urid' Deli',iv i Avidlj li
Toll Free 88.1393I-0335.
ROOF SHINGLES- 10 piL,
f.150 will sepjr3te
(863)467-1120
STORM WINDOW PANELS,
24 gage: (4) 33", (6) 34",
(12) 40", (1) 69". Like new.
$100 for all. (863)946-1692
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W x 52"L
with screen, $25
'(863)763-1997


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
(863)675-7105


SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Size small $50.
(863)697-8084


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358



HP Compaq Presario Win.
XP, 17" monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. Exc.
cond. $375 (863)763-6342


CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leafs, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch; $600.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
(863)763-3830/697-6507
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
(863)674-0963
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
(561)704-3690
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice Dbl. Bed & Gold
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing,.cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
(863)674-0098.
Sleeper-Sofa-Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch. '
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SOFA & LOVESEAT 6 mths.
old. Pd. $2000, asking
$1500 or best offer.
(863)634-5821 call any-
time.
YOUTH BED $40
(863)674-1727


38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
(863)467-6696


SIG SAUER P226 9MM- case
with, 3 clips, $550
(863)697-9060-



BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint
cond., wall accessories,
$800. (239)324-2335
WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
people can work out at same
time. Used 3 times. $600
(863)674-1727


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
NECKLACE, KINGMAN Tur-
quoise, Squash Blossom
w/Bear Claws. Very unique.
$2400 neg. (863)467-8161


BED FRAME, Mattress &
Spring. Full size. Great con-
dition $75. (863)467-4649


LIFT CHAIR- Pride. Great con-
dition $375. Firm
'(863)635-3540


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from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
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if qualified. Call
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BEER KEG FRIDGE, $50
(863)763-8548
PENS & PENCILS (2) asking
$15 (863)634-1374



GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string,
With hard case. A-1 condi-
tion. $150 (863)635-3382



DESK, Large, oak. $100 or
best offer. (863)467-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best
offer. (863)467-6943


CAT- Cute, gray with white
markings. 3yrs old Neutered
& declawed. To Good Home
Only! $50. (863)634-3841
DOBERMAN PUPPIES- AKC,
Parents on premised.
$650.-$750. (863)467-5400
DOBERMAN PUPS- AKC,
Health Cert, Shots, Tails, De-
clawed. Parents on premises.
Free Family Tree. $650.-$750.
(863)467-5400
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)644-5418 or
(954)465-6614
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, home must
have fenced yard $50
(863)357-3026.
PITBULL PUPPIES, UKC Reg.,
4 wks. Ready to go! Large,
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af-
ter 4pm for details.
RED NOSE PIT PUPS- With
papers 8wks old. Ready to
go to good' homes. $400.
(863)801-1236
SOCIETY FINCH--Brown &
white Good foster parents.
$18 (863)357-3639



SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your own heating pool
system $175. or will separ-
ate (239)394-7005
JoIn all the people who
tay, "I sold It N the clas-
smetds."


REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open
face reel. Like new. $40.
(863)635-3382



CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood,
900 watt max. $120
(863)824-0776
JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM, Brand new, Model-
VR525CS. $225
1239)340-1369
SUBWOOFER 15".MA Audio
in sealed or. ported box.
$120(863)824-0776


TRUSSED ANTENNA- 70 ft, 10
-ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
offer. (863)6-75-4201


COLEMAN. POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used.1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs
& Straton eng. New condi-
tion $200. (863)763-1501
GENERATORS- Honda,
1-3100w & 1-1500w $525.
Firm. 863-763-7950 or
863-634-8474
JACK To pull engines, good
condition. $80
(239)657-4348 Immokalee
VARIOUS ASSORTMENT OF
TOOLS- Hand tools, Ladder,
Yard tools & more! Take all
for$150.(863)635-0474


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
Wanted: Slide In Pickup
Camper, (863)234-9595

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TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951,
exc cond., w/new bush hog,
$4500 or best offer,
(863)763-3679/697-3108


APHA PAINT MARE 6 yrs.
Experienced rider only.
Sweet & pretty. $1500
(863)258-3838
BAY MARE 8 yrs. old. Thor-
oughbred, rides good, up to
date on shots, loads, clips.
$2500 neg. (863)509-3446
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good horse, great w/kids.
Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649
QUARTER HORSE REG PINTO
GELDING- 14yrs old, 15.2,
great disposition, gentle, kid
safe $1880 (863)763-4257
REG. APR GELDING 14yrs.
Kid safe but also a good ride
for beginner to adv. adult.
$1500 (863)638-4006


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SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
new rawhide stirrups & new
WeaverSmartCinch. $200
(772)263-1178



CHAIN LINK FENCING 265'
of 5' fencing, (2) 6' gates,
some poles. $100 Must take
all. (863)357-6315
CHAIN LINK FENCING 75ft.
of 4ft. w/ (2) 3ft: gates and
approx. 12 poles. $100 must
take all. (863)634-0465

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RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$750. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old,
asking $800 (863)467-6030
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 (863)517-2077 La-
Belle

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Property Inspection1060
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Miami-Dade County must

use less Everglades water


MIAMI The Miami-Dade
County Commission passed a
resolution on.April 25. approv-
ing an interim 'water use
authorization and agreement
with the South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD). The agreement will
be presented for consideration
and formal approval by the Dis-
trict's Governing Board on May
10. The temporary measure
allows the county to continue
to meet its water needs over the
next 18 months; while com-
pleting the specific require-
ments for obtaining a long-
term consumptive use permit.
"This is a good first step on
Miami-Dade's part toward ulti-
mately meeting the criteria for
a 20-year permit," said Nicolds
J. Gutierrez, Jr., SFWMD Gov-
erning Board' member. "This
has been a truly collaborative
process and we appreciate the
professionalism and commit-
ment of the county in recogniz-
ing the seriousness of ade-
quately providing for the water
needs of both people and the
environment."
The agreement requires
Miami-Dade County to com-
plete a currently-pending water
use permit application to pro-
vide for the county's projected
20-year water supply
demands. A number of actions
must be completed under the
interim agreement, including:
reducing the amounts of
unbilled water losses
Sedeveloping and imple-
menting a long range water
conservation plan
*,installing accurate flow
measuring devices on all wells
*development of a long-
term alternative water supply
plan to meet projected increas-
es in demands.
"We are pleased that the
Commission has made this
decision," said John W, Ren-
frowe, Director of the Miami-
Dade Water and Sewer Depart-
ment. "By having 18 more
months to research various
alternative water sources, we
can be sure the method we
decide on is the best choice for
the Miami-Dade County com-
munity."
Currently, Miami-Dade
County uses approximately 347
million gallons per day'from
the shallow Biscayne Aquifer,
which is highly-dependent on
delivery of water from the Ever-
glades ecosystem during the
dry season. The county must
demonstrate that all future
additional water supplies will
come from sources that'do not


rely upon the Everglades sys-
tem for recharge. These alter-
native sources include reuse of
wastewater and tapping of the
deeper Floridan Aquifer which
can provide water that can be
treated for drinking water, or
can be used to store fresh water
during the wet season for use
in the dry season.
The intent of the agreement
is to 'identify specific actions
and timeline requirements to
create and implement these
critical alternative sources.
Reuse of highly-treated waste-
water for irrigation and to
recharge the Biscayne Aquifer
is an important part of the
future water supply for the
county.
"Of the 347 million gallons
per day currently used, about
300 million gallons are dis-
posed of into deep wells and.
ocean outfalls every day after
using the water only once,"
said Mr. Gutierrez. :"This is
especially troublesome in light
of the billions of dollars being
spent to add water to the Ever-
glades during the same dry
times when Miami-Dade is
using this precious water sup-
'ply without reuse.", Most other
Florida public water users
reuse an average of 70 percent
of treated wastewater. Miami-
Dade County's extremely shal-
low and vulnerable aquifer and
the,proximity of two national
parks will require a careful plan
and advanced treatment sys-
tems to approach the levels ,of
wastewater reuse found in
other areas of Florida.
Pending approval by the Dis-
trict's Governing Board, the
agreement gives Miami-Dade a
temporary, limited allocation of
water to meet its needs while
the tasks outlined for the 20-
year permit are completed.
"My compliments go' to the
Miami-Dade County Commis-
sioners for working with us to
ensure a smooth process in
order to meet the water supply
needs of this great community,
and also for the commitment to
strike a balance for the environ-
ment," said Carol Ann Wehle,
Executive Director of the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict. "The county will now
incorporate many of the diver-
sified sources of water that util-
ities across the state have been
using for years. This action
underscores the importance of
partnerships and communica-
tion in addressing the needs of
people and our natural systems
like the. Everglades and Bis-
cayne Bay.".


FWC lists top catfish ng destinations


By Bob Wattendorf,
Kim Bonvechio
and Phil Chapman
Florida's freshwater catfish,
including bullheads, are among the
most popular for the table, and
they are relatively simple and fun to
catch. Many anglers bag them with
a basic cane pole, bobber, sinker
and small hook baited with earth-
worms, just fishing along the bank
for a good ole whisker-mouth.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
biologists have compiled this list of
great catfish destinations and tips.
Escambia River: Battle some
big channel catfish from mid-April
through June and early October
into. November if the water stays
warm. Catch small catfish year-
round, but expect the action ito
slow when it is cold.
Apalachicola River: Wear your-
self out, hauling in big channel cats
here from late May into early July.
Flatheads pick up in April, and
action runs into the summer. Small.
catfish bite pretty much year-
round, but spring and summer
months are best. Fish river bends
and snags from Jim Woodruff
Dam south, old creek channels,
Lake Seminole backwaters and
around mouths of tributaries.
Choctawhatchee River: This
baby has 30-pound flatheads all
over the place, and several years
ago, biologists .collected and
released a 461/2-pound channel
catfish that would have been a
new state record if they'd caught it
on a hook and line. There's plenty


of big channel catfish from May
through early July and October
into November if the water stays
warm. You find most of the big
catfish in the northern half. of the
river. Small cats keep biting year-
round but slower when it's cold.
St. Johns River and Duinn's
Creek: Early May through June is
the best time to go after big chan-
nel catfish here. Small catfish
always are around, but spring and
fall seem to be the best. times to
land them. Fish Dunn's Creek to
Lake Crescent, Murphy's Creek
from the St. Johns River to Dunn's
Creek and the river from Palatka to
Little Lake George. Try the hole on
the north side of Buffalo Bluff
Bridge, but bring plenty of hooks
and weights, since lots of snags
will costyou some tackle.
Ocklawaha River: Keep your
fish fryer ready, and go after big
channel catfish May through June
and October until mid-November.
Small catfish stay hungry year-
round here. Fish from Rodman
Dam to the St. Johns River and the
west end of Rodman Reservoir to
Moss Bluff lock and dam. Catfish
hang out below Rodman Dam in
the spring. Put soy cake around fall-.
en trees the day before fishing to
attract catfish. When the water is
clear, night-fishing is the way to go.
Ochlockonee River:, April is
when flathead catfish start biting,
and mid-May into early summer,
channel catfish join in, and the
action stays hot until October or
November. Small catfish bite year-
round, but slow down in cold


months. The Talquin tailrace area mouth of Shingle Creek is another
isahoneyhole. good spot, and so are the fish
Suwannee/SafitaFe Mv*Big attractors.
channel catfish just beg t& get Southwest Florida Lakes -
caught here from late April There are lots of them- Tenoroc
through June. Small catfish bite Fish Management Area, Mosaic
pretty much year-round. Try the Fish Management Area, Hardee
lime rock areas throughout the Lakes Park, Lake Manatee,
river, particularly the upper and Medard Park, Dover District Park
middle reaches; deadfalls are best and Stephen J. Wortham Park.
in the lower river. Catfish angling is best during the
Clermont Chain of Lakes: You 'warmer months, but these fish
can catch cats here all year, but bite in wintertime too. Catfish are
spring and fall are best. Offshore, usually most active in the morning
,open-water areas, particularly near and evening. Night-fishing can be
drop-offs or around bottom struc- outstanding sometimes. Fish on
ture are the hotspots. Canals and the bottom with a wide Variety of
channels that connect the lakes are baits from chicken livers to com-
good too when the water is flowing. mercial stink baits. Larger catfish
Commercial trotliners catch catfish go for small shiners and minnows.
with chunks of freshly caught gar in Catfish concentrate around auto-
bigger channels and with honey matic fish feeders in lakes and
bees in smaller channels. ponds that have them. Around the
Haines Creek: This is a good feeders, use small pieces of dog
place to bag. big channel catfish food, bread and hot dogs for bait.
from mid-April through June and Channel catfish typically school
October and November as water where the bottom drops off and
temperatures begin to drop. Small also hang around the deeper, out-
cats bite year-round here, espe- side edges of weed beds.
cially where water is flowing. Try .One more thing: The first 3,000
the creek between lakes Eustis resident anglers to buy a five-year
and Griffin, especially below the freshwater fishing license after.
lock and dam. March 1, 2006 will receive a pack-
Upper Kissimmee Chain of age of free fishing equipment in
Lakes: Big channel catfish spawn- the mail automatically. This will
ing peaks between April and June. likely continue to be available until
Bullheads primarily spawn from around the beginning of June, but
October into November but can to be certain, visit
spawn year-round. Look for mov- MyFWC.corn/Fishing/5yr-
ing water. That's where catfish 2006.html. The license cost is only
gather: Try the drop-offs in the $61.50 and remains valid even if
canals and below the Kissimmee license prices go up, or you move
River structure. In and around the out of state.


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