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Thursday, May 11, 2006 Vol. 91 No. 47 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents


At a Glance

City Council
plans meetings
The next Regular City Coun-
cil Meeting will be held Mon-
day, May 15, at 6 p.m.
The City would also like to
remind everyone, the City
Council Public Meetings are
held the first and third Monday
of the month.
Frostproof City Hall is locat-
ed at 111 First Street. For more
information call 635-7855.

Upcoming FHS
Senior events
Please mark your calendars
with the following upcoming
FHS Senior events: Tuesday,
May 16, 7 a.m. Senior Breakfast
in the FHS cafeteria as well as
the Farewell Assembly in the
Gymnasium at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 18 Academic
Fair-Middle School 12:30 p.m.,
High School-7 p.m. both e% ents
will be held in the FHS Gymna-
sium. On Thursday, May IS
8:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. %will
also be the Bok Tower Tour. Fri-
day, May 19,9 a.m. Baccalaure-
ate Practice at the First United
Methodist Church. Sunday,.
May 21, 4 p.m. Baccalaureate
Service, First United Methodist
Church. Monday, Max 22, 5
p.m. Faris Brannen Stadium.
Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
Graduation, Faris Brannen Sta-
dium. For more information
call 863-635-7809.

Rotary relocates
to City Hall
The Frostproof Rotary Club
will now meet every Thursday
at noon in the second floor
conference room of Frost proof
City Hall located at 1 II First _
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 through-
out theworld!

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 %%ill 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 863-297-18-10.

Chamber luncheon
Tuesday, May 16
The Frostproof Area Cham-
ber of Commerce will host
their annual monthly luncheon
Tuesday, May 16 at 12 noon at
the Depot, 118 East WallI Street,,
Frostproof., :
Guest speaker will be
Doretha P.H. Brooks, Director
of the Small Business Develop-
ment Center. Her topic: "Disas-
ter planning it may not be a
hurricane".
She will offer some tips to
be proactive, in planning for a
'disaster so a small business
owner can be better prepared
You do not have to be a
member of the Chamber to
attend. Lunch is served for just
$8 per person. Please call the
Chamber office to make a
reservation at 863-635-9112
between the hours of 10 a.m,-
12 noon or 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Mon-
day thru Friday.

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Classifieds ..............5-6
Opinion ........... .2
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Hanger gets deployed to Qatar


By Spc. Jennifer Sardam
Polk County, Fla., deputy
sheriff, Reserve officer's two
roles blend similar skills
Qatar Brian L. Hanger, a
Polk County, Fla., deputy sheriff,
joined thousands of other first
responders last year to help
recovering hurricane victims,
following the devastating effects
of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Then, the U.S. Army Reserve
captain had to cut his part in
that mission short to take his
skills to the larger arena of the
Global War on Terror (GWOT).
Hanger, a military intelli-
gence analyst individually mobi-
lized to the middle-eastern


peninsula country of Qatar,
evaluates political information
on countries in the U.S. Central
Command (USCENTCOM) area
of operations (AOR).
USCENTCOM, located at
MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa,
Fla., is the unified command
responsible for U.S. security
interests in 27 nations that
stretch from the Horn of Africa
(HOA) through the Arabian Gulf
region, and into Central Asia.
USCENTCOM is one of nine uni-
fied commands in the Depart-
ment of Defense (DOD).
Central Command's mission
includes enhancing regional
stability and demonstrating a


steadfast commitment to
regional security. CENTCOM is
also responsible for executing
the GWOT in its assigned AOR,
which includes Iraq,
Afghanistan and HOA. Other
important USCENTCOM activi-
ties include humanitarian and
security assistance programs, as
well as combined training and
education opportunities for mil-
itary members in AOR nations.
Hanger is deployed here in
support of Operations Enduring
(OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF),
both missions managed by
USCENTCOM.
In the CENTCOM AOR, OEF
encompasses two major mis-


sions led by Combined Forces
Command Afghanistan (CFC-A)
and Combined Joint Task Force
HOA.
CFC-A conducts full-spec-
trum operations throughout the
combined joint operations area
to defeat Al Qaeda and associat-
ed movements, establish an
enduring Afghan security struc-
ture, and reshape its posture for
the Long War in order to set the
conditions for long-term stabili-
ty in Afghanistan.
OIF began with the liberation
of Iraq in 2003, and has resulted
in two democratic elections, a
See Hanger Page 2


Submitted to Frostproof News/Sgt.
1st Class David McCrary
U.S. Army Reserve Captain
Brian Hanger


Hurricane



season soon



approaching

Citizens with special needs The Special Care Program
urged to prepare for hurricane provides shelter and/or trans-
season portation for those who need
Bartow, FL The Polk assistance with physical or
County Board of County Com- non-acute medical conditions
missioners Emergency Man- and must evacuate during
agement Special Care division emergency conditions. It is
urges citizens to prepare, in specifically for people who
advance, for the upcoming have no other transportation
hurricane season. Residents 'or shelter options and need
requiring special assistance local government assistance.
during emergency- evacuation If you are currently-regis-
procedures should register tered with the Special Care
with the Polk County Emer- office, please be sure you are
agency Management Special
Care office. See Season-Page 2





Hospice offers


volunteer.


traiming May


Sebring, FL. Are you look-
ing for a meaningful experience
Sin your community? Do you
have two-to-four, hours each
* week to share? Volunteers are
the heart of Good Shepherd
Hospice, and the organization is
seeking volunteers in Highlands,
Polk and Hardee Counties.
Trained volunteers provide emo-
tional support, companionship
and respite care to Good Shep-
herd's patients and families.
Training is free of charge.
A five-day training session
will run May 15, 16, 22, 23 and
30. The sessions run each day
from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Good
Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun N
Lake Boulevard in Sebring. Light'
refreshments will be served.
Prospective volunteers must
attend all five sessions, and reg-


istration is required. Contact
Kristin Harmon at 863-314-8037
or toll free at 888-748-1066 to
register or for more information.
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. Commu-
nity 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.


By Cindy Monk
The FMSHS Lady Bulldog
Softball Teari advanced to State
Champion finals for the first
time in history of FMSHS Soft-
ball.
On Monday, May 8, 2006 the
FMSHS Softball team traveled to
Plant City Stadium to go up
against Miami Gulliver Prep in
the Semi-State finals. The Lady
Bulldogs won 3-1 advancing
them to the State Champi-
onship Final Tuesday, May 9
against Williston High School.
Several times over the years,
the Lady Bulldogs have claimed
a District or Regional Runner-up
title but just couldn't seem to
make it to the state finals, until
this year.
When asked what is differ-
ent for the Lady Bulldog team
this year? Head Coach Julie
Mulder replied "They want
respect."
These girls have been giving
a 110 percent on. the field and
have played consistent defen-
sively as well as offensively on
the road to the State finals," she
said.
"The Frostproof Athletics
has been overlooked for many
years and her team was deter-
mined to be heard from," the


Assistant FMSHS varsity Softball coaches King Smith and
Christy Smith took on a new look Friday, May 5 to honor the
Lady Bulldog Softball Team. As part of an incentive for the
team to win their final Regional game the coaches agreed
to let the players give them a new look for the Pep Rally.


coach continued.
The philosophy by the
coaching staff at FMSHS is there
is no "one star" on the team; It
is the whole team that wins
games or the whole team that
loses games and because of
this, the athletes have a sense of
closeness and "down home"


unity as a team.
The softball team is made up
of four seniors (first baseman
Nikki Allen, centerfielder Hope
Franklin, shortstop Shannon
Russell and pitcher Samantha
Smith), one junior (left fielder
See Softball Page 2


New business launched in BP


A new business has been
launched by Babson Park resi-
dent Linda Bishop. A "Kick
Off Event" was held, May 2,
on the campus of Spook Hill
Elementary. Area school
teachers, administrators and
district personnel were invit-
ed to take part in the festivi-
ties. The Learning Curve
operates through direct, on-
site sales to schools, organiza-
tions, work. places and
homes. Those hosting an
event may earn discounted
and free products.
Linda and her daughter
Jolee Beamer provide out-
standing and award winning
educational materials as
resources for teachers, par-
ents and students, bringing


the most exceptional items on
the market directly to the con-
sumer's doorstep! Additional-
ly, they are able to provide
expert service in selecting the
products that will best suit
their needs. "We are commit-
ted to the intellectual, emo-
tional and creative develop-
ment of children." says Linda.
Linda has 22 years of expe-.
rience as an elementary
school teacher and adminis-
trator. She is passionate about
providing learning resources
that reach all students in an
exciting and engaging format,
encouraging student's eager-
ness to pursue life-long learn-
ing. She is available to cus-
tomers to discuss their unique
situation as an educator or a


parent and she will gladly
assist them in selecting appro-
priate materials.
Jolee is a young wife and
mother serving along side her
husband in their pastoral min-
istry. Her expertise with Christ-
ian based products is a valu-
able resource in providing
curriculum and materials that
address issues of character,
values & faith in the home and
school setting.
If you are interested in host-
ing an event please call 863-
638-1577 and ask to speak to
Linda or Jolee. They are happy
to share more information
with you about their products
and how you and your children
can benefit from The Learning
Curve services.'


Submitted to Frostproof News/The Learning Curve
Mother (Linda Bishop) and daughter (Jolee Beamer) offer edu- -
cational materials and resources to teachers, parents and stu-
dents through their new business The Learning Curve.


FMSHS news: Softball team makes history


Frostproot News/Cindy Monk
FMSHS Lady Bulldogs Softball Team celebrates the victorious Regional Final win of 5-
0 against McKeel Academy Tuesday, May 2.

Lady Bulldogs advance to state







2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, May 11, 2006


Softball
Continued From Page 1
Yahtea Benton,), three sopho-
mores (catcher Kali Behrens,
Amanda Martinez, Alicia Wil-
son), three freshman (Whitney
DeLoach, second baseman, Faith
Franklin, and Lacy Lambeth),
two eighth graders (third base-
man/pitcher Brittani Thomas,
and Whitney Dukes) and one sev-
enth grader (Chelle Smith) with
each and every player making a
significant contribution to the
team.
The Lady Bulldogs have not
had an easy road to the state
finals. They've played against
some of the toughest competitors
in the regional playoffs, such as,
Winter Park Trinity Prep in Win-
ter Park which FMSHS won 6-5.
Next they played Academy of
Holy Names in Tampa. AHN had-
n't lost a home game since May
2004; this just made the Lady
Bulldogs more determined to win
4-1. Their final regional game was
against Lakeland McKeel Acade-
my in Lakeland, winning it with a
score of 5-0. This was the fourth
time Frostproof went up against
Mckeel with a 3-0 record of loses
against Mckeel. At practice the
day before the final Regional
playoff game against McKeel, the
Lady Bulldogs were asked, "do
you feel your ready for McKeel?"


Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
The FMSHS Gymnasium was filled with pandemonium at the
Pep Rally held Friday, May 5, for the Lady Bulldogs Varsity
Softball Team.


They replied "we can taste the
win!" They said they knew their
team had the ability to beat McK-
eel; they just had to go out on the


field focused and ready to play.
Congratulations to the FMSHS
Lady Bulldog Softball Team for
making history!


Season
Continued From Page 1
properly prepared in the event
an evacuation becomes neces-
sary. If you have not yet regis-
tered or are interested in
whether or not you or a loved
one qualifies for this program,
and for a list of helpful hints and
packing tips, visit www.polk-
county.net and click on County
Offices, Emergency Manage-
ment, Special Care.
For more information, con-
tact Gayle Cather, Special Care
Coordinator, at (863) 534-5600
. or visit www.polk-county.net.


Letter to

the Editor

Letter to the Editor:
Expression of thanks,
With gratitude the family of
Avice Boykin would like to thank
everyone for all of your expres-
sions of kindness and support
during our loss. Your prayers,
phone calls, visits, food and flow-
ers have meant so much and
were greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Rev. E.B. Boykin, Gary and
VaLinda Boykin, Glen and Marian
Boykin, Greg and Phyllis Boykin


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Hanger

Continued From Page 1
constitutional referendum and
the development of a profession-
al Iraqi security force. In part-
nership with the Iraqi govern-
ment, the coalition forces are
helping the Iraqi people defeat
terrorists and build an inclusive
democratic state. The Coalition
Forces, to include the Iraqi army,
are conducting full-spectrum
counter-insurgency operations
to isolate and neutralize the for-
mer regime extremists and for-
eign terrorists. Coalition forces
organize, train and equip Iraqi
security forces, in order to create
a secure environment that
allows the reconstruction
process to continue.
This is the third time Frost-
proof, Fla., resident Hanger has
worked in the CENTCOM AOR
and only one of "dozens of
deployments-' he's been on
since enlisting in the military 20
years ago when he- came in "to
do something meaningful."
Hanger said participating in
these military operations has
provided him with many advan-
tages as a civilian employee.
"The biggest thing is that you
can show a civilian employer
that your unique military experi-
ence and status [as a reserve
component servicemember] are


assets," he remarked. "In addi-
tion, you are most likely already
physically fit and well educated
from your military professional
continuing education."
Hanger's civilian career con-
tinues to equally benefit his
career as a Reserve officer. He
referenced "the skill sets I've
learned like management skills
[as a deputy]" but stated that
both careers continue to develop
him effectively as a leader.
In addition, he added the
investigative skills you learn in
law enforcement are highly simi-
lar to the ones used to analyze
intelligence.
These transferable skills are
especially valuable now, in times
of heightened U.S. homeland
defense with agencies becoming
more military-oriented.
Hanger's military and civilian
training mirrors one another.
For example, as a member of
the Polk County Sheriff's Office
boating enforcement unit and
dihe team. Hanger and others on
the team dive for "everybody," to
include the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement and sur-
rounding counties. His employer
sent him to a two-week anti-ter-
rorism underwater port security
force dive class.
Especially, following the les-
sons learned from Katrina, sher-
iff's offices, like the one where
Hanger works, are now more
prepared to take on larger roles


in humanitarian relief efforts.
"Almost like the Army, we
[Polk County Sheriff's Office]
bring our own fuel and food. We
feed 400 to 500 people a day, fuel
or fix their cars, and provide
command and control and basic
logistics," explained Hanger.
"You'll see this in the more pro-
gressive law enforcement agen-
cies. It's the wave of the future."
While he is deployed over-
seas, Hanger's supervisor and
coworkers personally take time
to check on his family. "A lot of
that started with the hurricanes,"
he commented. "They [Frost-
proof residents] had no commu-
nication. I introduced the mili-
tary phone tree and ensured we
knew how to get to one anoth-
er's houses."
Today, more than 1.2 million
members of the National Guard
and Reserve continue to per-
form an increasing number of
unique missions that require
extraordinary actions on the part
of everyday citizens. Employer
Support of the Guard and
Reserve (ESGRR) is the primary
resource for information about
the Uniformed Services Employ-
ment and Reemployment Rights


Act, commonly known as USER-
RA. This federal law allows
Hanger and other mobilized
reserve component members to
retain their rights, when the
deployment concludes.
Established in 1972, Employ-
er Support of the Guard and
Reserve (ESGR), a DoD agency,
provides free USERRA educa-
tion, consultation, and if neces-
sary, mediation for employers of
Guard and Reserve employees.
The mission of ESGR is to gain
and maintain active support
from all public and private
employers ,for the men and
women of the National Guard
and Reserve. More information
about ESGR Employer Outreach
Programs and volunteer oppor-
tunities is available at
www.esgr.mil, or by calling the
National Committee for Employ-
er Support of the Guard and
Reserve at (800) 336-4590
SAccording to Hanger, the
;.hardest part of this-:deployment
is being, separated from his fami-
ly. He looks forward to returning
to his wife of 10 years, Faith, and
their two sons, Dalton, 7, and
Scott, 10.


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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.




Babysitting Training
DAgE: June 13, 2006 TIME: 9:00AM 5:00PM
LoOATIoN:Regency Medical Center Classroom, Winter Haven
FEE: $30.00 includes course materials, snacks and
beverages.
To register for this class, please call (863) 291-6705.


Living With Diabetes
DATE: Wednesdays TIME 1OOPM 3:30PM
LOCAION: Winter Haven Hospital Education Classrooms
FEE $25.00
To register for this dass or for more information, call (863)297-1706.


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8:00 AM 1:00 PM

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Health screenings, health information, luncheon
fashion show and much more! Appointments and
lunch reservations required. Call (863) 291-6705.

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The first workshop 'Getting
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beyond' will be held Saturday,
May 13, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. in Lake
Wales, FL. The second 'Orienta-
tion to Home Schooling' will be
held Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m. 4
p.m. in Lake Wales, FL
Teens 13 and older may attend
the seminar free of charge. A 50+
page notebook with essential
information, sample and blank


transcript forms, suggested
resources and relevant Internet
sites is provided for each family.
Each seminar is designed to
equip and encourage parents
who desire to educate their chil-
dren at home.
The Orientation workshop-will
cover legal issues, curriculum
choices, goal setting, record keep-
ing and setting a schedule, as well
as the opportunities for local and
state support. Along with the
above topics, the High School
workshop will for the job force,
apprenticeship and vocational
training, getting ready for college,


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The First Baptist Church of
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lesson for parents titled 'Making
Children Mind without Losing
Yours' on Wednesdays 6:30-8


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will be held in the choir room,
located in the courtyard area. For
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Barbara home schooled her two
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Lake Wales, Fla. Historic
Bok Sanctuary will present two
special carillon recitals in May to
honor the brave men and
women serving in all branches
of the military and pay tribute to
those who have given their lives
in service to their country while
preserving our freedom. On May
20, Armed Forces Day, and May
29, Memorial Day, carillon con-
certs at I and 3 p.m. will feature
stirring, patriotic music. The
concerts are free with general
Sanctuary admission and for
members.
On Armed Forces Day and
Memorial Day, veterans and
active military personnel also
will receive complimentary
admission to the Sanctuary, and
up to three accompanying
guests will receive 50 percent off
the general admission price. To
receive the admission discounts,
a driver's license along with a
DD214 or other active military
identification..needs ,,tpQ,be pre-.
sented at Ihe entrance gate.
Both performances will
include "America the Beautiful,"
and the beloved national


anthem "The Star-Spangled Ban-
ner." There also will be music
from the American Revolution
including "The President's
March" and Stephen Foster's
"Jeanie With the Light Brown
Hair" and "My Old Kentucky
Home." The carillon concerts
will feature state-of-the-art
recordings performed on the 60-
bell carillon of the majestic Bok
Singing Tower.
Visitors are -invited to stroll
the Olmsted meditative garden
landscape or relax on a blanket
as they enjoy the music of the
carillon. Stop by the Visitor Cen-
ter to view Peter Powell Robert's
"Within the Hammock II" which
will be on exhibit through June
2.
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open every day from 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. The award-winning Educa-
tion and Visitor Center is open
from 9 a.m. t" .5 p.m. General
.admission is $8 for aduL ,and $3
for ages 5-12. Members and chil-
dren under 5 are admitted free.
(863) 676-1408; www.boksanc-
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FHS attends 'Midnight Masquerade' prom
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Heather Partington, Emily Johnson, FHS Media Specialist Annette True, Mindy Bush,
Amanda Blocker, Ninfa Rodriguez and Megan Bell posed for a picture at the FHS Prom
held April 29 at the Lake Wales Country Club.


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be enjoying a night out. Vandyk.


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Private sector
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The Early Learning Coalition
of Polk County is recruiting addi-
tional private sector business
members for its Board of Direc-
tors.
The Coalition administers pro-
grams under Florida Statute
411.01 (school readiness/subsi-
dized childcare) and Florida
Statute 1002.51 (Voluntary
Prekindergarten Program). The
Coalition is under the guidance of
the Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation (AWI)/Office of Early
Learning (OEL).
The Early Learning Coalition
works collaboratively with gov-
ernment, agencies, communities
and businesses to improve serv-
ices to children and families and
to ensure that the children of Polk
County are ready to enter school.
There are currently over 8,000
children receiving services with
Coalition funds. These services
are in every area of Polk County
according to parental choice
whether they choose child care
centers, school sites, child care
homes or informal care settings.
Florida statute requires that at
least one third of the local gov-
erning board consist of private
sector business members. State
policy requires that those mem-
bers must reside in Florida and
must be one of the following indi-
viduals associated with a private
sector business entity conducting
business in the Coalition's region:
1. An owner having at least a
10% ownership interest in the
business entity;
2. The chief executive or oper-
ating officer of the business enti-
ty;
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employee of the business entity
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In Loving Memory of
Clint Johnson
"Climbo"
Born Oct. 9,1972 Died May 8, 1990





Standing beside his grave
the mother began to cry
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He was only 17, Lord
and had so many friends
his life was just beginning
and now, this is where it ends.
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I knew he would make you smile
so I sent Clint into your life
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they know that death can happen
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to shed his blood at Calvary
and his friends can have
eternal life
if they will only come to me.
Love, Mom (Glenda),
Dad (Batch), and Sister (Kim)


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TRACTOR WORK
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grading & bush hogging
in West Frostproof area.
Call Allen Smith
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satemlte 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
863)467-1322


ELECTRIC/PROPANE
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, matching set, great for
shop/mud room, $100/both.
(863)675-2404 after 5pm.
WASHER- needs belt $50
(239)292-7509
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


BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
31" Marble, shell shaped,
w/sink & faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
post & hanging hardware.
$100(239)810-2821
MEDICINE CABINETS (2),
White, 3 shelves, towel bar,
mirrored door. 30" x 16".
$10/both. (863)763-4098


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SHUTTERS- Decorators, Vinyl.
1-pr 12"x24" 2 pr 12"x48", 2
pr 14"x49", Needs paint $25.
for all (863)763-1997
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, All for $25
(863)763-1997


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


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
PLATES 12, '94 Betty Boop,
Danberry Mint, America's
Sweetheart, mint cond.,
$300. (772)342-1967
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
1041 Sets asking $2500
863)801-4 49



BED SET- Queen, Comforter.
Matching pair shams. Beige
background w/floral. $50.
(863)467-8681


BEDROOM SET Daybed,
chest of drawers, dresser,
hutch & mirror. $300
(863)447-1136
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
girl. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
audreykylie@yahoo.com
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leafs, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch, $550.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Armoire style. $400
(863)447-1136
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 Day Bed & Gold
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
ROCKER, Bone, $20.
(863)467-4095
ROCKER RECLINER, Blue,
good condition. $25
(863)467-4095
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
YOUTH BED $40
(863)674-1727



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



CERAMIC DISHES Like new,
5-piece place settings for 9
& 8 matching glasses. Blue
& white. $35 (863)763-8149


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


ELEC MOTORIZED CHAIR-
Alante', 3yrs old, cost $5000
new will sell for $1400
(863)447-2130
ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec. lift.
Excellent cond., hardly used.
$1150 neg. (863)675-2596
WINCH LIFT power operated
for mobility chair. Like new,
$400/best offer.
(772)342-1967.


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BEER KEG FRIDGE, $50
(863)763-8548
TARP- Roll up for Motorhome
or RV. 19', Very good cond.
$125.863-697-2724
THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
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units from $22 a month!
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GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string,
With hard case. A-1 condi-
tion. $150 (863)635-3382



COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used,
$2500 neg.(863)763-1550
DESK, Large, oak. $100 or
best offer. (863)467-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best
offer. (863)467-6943


ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
CAT- Cute, gray with white
markings. 3yrs old Neutered
& declawed. To Good Home
Only! $50. (863)634-3841
CORGI PUPPIES, AKC, 8 wks.
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call (336)909-0740 or email:
michellebell@yadtel.net
NANDAY CONURE PARROT,
Male w/cage. $160
(863)673-4716
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
SHIH TZU PUPPIES, male &
female, small, ready 5/12,
$300. (863)763-8028
SOCIETY FINCH- Brown &
white Good foster parents.
$18 (863)357-3639



SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
water heater. $600 or will
separate. (239)810-2821
Buing a car? took In the
causilfieds. Seeing a
car? Look In the classl-
fled.


SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your own heating pool
system $175. or will separ-
ate (239)394-7005
Find It faster. Sel It soon-
er in the classlileds


SEWING MACHINE- $25
(239)292-7509


Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR-
ING!!! First Class Shipyard
Trades: Pipe Fitters, Struc-
tural Fitters, Structural
Welders. Work in FL, AL
Over Time + Per Diem UP
TO $23 /hour. Toll-Free:
800)371-7504 Phofne:
251)433-1270 Fax:
251)433-0018.
REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open
face reel. Like new. $40.
(863)635-3382



JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM, Brand new, Model
VR525CS. $225
(239)340-1369


TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote Pd.
$1000. Asking $175. or trade
for Jewelry of equal value.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
WIDESCREEN HDTV 51" Mag-
navox, only 18 mos. old and
works perfect. $600 firm.
863)528-3211 5pm to



DRILL PRESS: $150.
(863)763-9527
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs
& Straton eng. New condi-
tion $200. (863)763-1501
PRESSURE WASHER- Sears,
2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100
(863)763-7989

Agriculture



Christmnas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farmr Fed/'oftucs 810
Farm Misceianeous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farnl Services
Offered 825
Fan, Supplies/'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/SuppHea 850
Seeds/Plants,/
Flowers 865



HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good horse, great w/kids.
Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
new rawhide stirrups & new
WeaverSmartCinch. $200
(772)263-1178
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5"
treeless barrel. Chocolate
suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg.
(772)263-1178



JOHN DEERE GATOR- 6x4,
elec dump bed, motor just
tuned and serviced $1995
(863)673-1042
MOWER, 51t. Bush Hog finish.
Excellent condition. Side dis-
charge. $1100 or best offer.
(863)697-3008


lAuctions


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ILad- Sale


CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar.
500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool,
Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet
Treadmill & Weight equip
$155,000. Broker protected.
772)597-6158 or
954)801-6158

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Eagle's Nest

Estates
A secluded. private -
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offering beautiful '
vistas of pristine
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Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.


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NO IMPACT FEE because of
previous residents. Large Oak
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cellent location on paved road.
940 W. Frostproof Rd.
Make an offer! 800-840-6812
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Mobile Homes



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


GRANDMA'S GROVE in
LaBelle. 5th Wheel RV Mobile
Home w/Florida room at-
tached. $7500 (239)303-0741
or email dwill98aearthlink.net




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Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 30''5
Motorcycles ?'030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT HAULLS- 2, Fiber-
glass. 1 comes with trailer.
1000. All offers considered.
(863)824-0505
AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500. 863-673-1963
BASS BOAT- '85, 17'.7", 150
Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr
ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500.
(863)634-4818
HOUSE BOAT
66ft, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
(406)628-2181 in LaBelle.
Jet Boat, Project, 22ft., Bies-
meyer, 454 engine, recondi-
tioned. Matching galvanized
trailer. $9700 (863)674-0898
PLASTIC BOAT, 10ft., 2-man,
swivel seats, live well, bat-
tery box & galvanized trailer.
$500 (863)635-5550
PONTOON- 28', 50hp John-
son, New deck/carpet. Great
cond. $3200. (863)467-1720
mattmcdan(@hotmail.com
Smoker Craft, 16', tilt trailer,
trolling motor, 35hp Merc.,
ready to fish, $1800.
(863)467-7428


ALLEGRO MOTORHOME,
Onan, Generator, ice cold air,
for camping or live-in.
(863)824-8746 $5900
COACHMAN CATALINA 1995,
26 Ft., Like new. Low mileage.
$16,000. or best offer. Call
863-634-5914.
COLEMAN SUNVALLEY 1982,
A/C & Awning (Both New '04),
propane stove, pressure water
pump. $1400. (863)467-7905
DODGE '78, Working gas stove
and refrigerator, inside lights
work. Good condition. $2000
firm. (863)675-6511
WINNEBAGO '85- Motor
home, 26', V8, sips 8, very
good cond, 62K, $10,000 or
best offer (772)284-1194


YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run-
ner w/trailer, runs good. $575
863)674-0874 or
239)425-7016


HONDA MAGNA 1985, 700
CC's, 6 Spd., Runs great!
$2000. or best offer.
(863)675-0596/673-2025
YAMAHA ROADSTARft 1600
2002, 26K mIs., Excellent con-
dition w/extra's. $5,500 or
best offer. Call 863-763-1380
or 863-447-0127 or email
carlzachsam@hotmail.com



ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for mud! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784


ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand
Shark, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for sand! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa
BMX. $1300 or best offer.
(863)634-5176
GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.

Automobiles I
.tlTiii I


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



$500 Police Impounds, Cars
from $5001 Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's and more!
For listings .Call
(800)425-1730 ext.2384.
CHEVY BELAIR- '60, 2 dr Hard
Top, 283 eng. Runs & Looks
Great. $7500. or best offer.
863-634-9368


CHEVY BELAIR- '60, 2 dr Hard
Top, 283 eng. Runs & Looks
Great. $7500. or best offer.
863-634-9368
CHEVY CAPRICE WAGON '89,
Immaculate & Runs Wonder-
ful. $2250. (865)963-9683
CHEVY NOVA 76, Runs good.
Needs a paint job. $2500.
Call Ramon (239)503-5131
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER '87,
318 engine. Real good running
condition. Only asking $500.
(863)612-0657/612-5413
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.
(239)657-4348
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '95,
Super deal, great gas mile-
age. $2500 (863)763-8149
or (863)610-0270
NISSAN 200SX '96, 5 spd. in
good shape, clean inside, runs
great, only needs a starter.
1800 (863)673-4736 Jeff.
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
New paint job. Needs trans-
mission. $300.
(863)467-2894
PONTIAC SUNFIRE- '99,4 cyl,
Auto,Clean, Runs Excellent,
First $1600
(863)532-9700 467-1547


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
-(954)561-2776



CHEVY TRUCK '96- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
(863)467-2139


FORD BRONCO '95- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
(863)467-2139


BEDLINER for Ford F150
shortbed, exc. cond., $200.
(863)634-1772
Chevy truck bare cab and
short bed. 1985 with title.
$150 (772)359-2923 or
(863)476-5401
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
Heads and four barrel intake
for small block Chevy. $150
(863)467-7415
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $950.
(863)697-3865
TIRES- 275/45/20" 20 64 Ea-
gle/Chrome rims/spinners
paid $2500 asking $1500
firm (863)634-8511 eve only
UTILITY BED, lift gate, '82
Chevy truck, all apart. $400 or
best offer or trade.
(863)674-0375


DODGE RAM 1500 '95, Needs
some work, has new tires &
front body work. $2000
(239)872-0295
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1500. (863)697-3306
FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl, 4
sp, needs distributor,
$600/best offer.
(863)634-3055 Okee.


FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
(863)763-6747.
ISUZU HOMBRE, '96, 4 cyl., 5
spd., very good cond., a/c,
anti-lock brakes, $2500 firm.
(239)324-2335
NISSAN-'94, Red, Chrome
wheels, Bed liner, hitch.
Needs transmission. $500.
(863)675-1490


FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spd.,
Pioneer CD/radio, p/w, p/l. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500 or
best offer. (863)467-4680


ARMY CARGO TRAILER- 5 ton
M105 single axle. 900x20
tires. $700. (863)675-1490
INTERSTATE 2006, 7x16, En-
closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axel,
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
(863)675-4565
SEMI TRAILER For storage,
45'. You move. $300
(863)467-7415
TRAILER, 16 ft. long, 14 ft.
loading space, 7 1/2 ft. wide,
2 toolboxes, loading ramp.
$600 (863)675-4706
TRAILER, plywood deck 4x8,
tires 4.80 x 8, 1 718 coupler.
$80 (239)357-5984


CHEVY LUMINA 1990 VAN,
Runs good. Needs body work.
$900 or best offer.
(863)357-1430
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
'97- wheelchair ramp auto,
fully equipped
$7500(239)292-7509


Citizens participation welcomed


School choice deadline June 2


Growth Management
Department seeks
opinions from locals

The Growth Management
Division will be holding three
public meetings in the near
future to get citizen input on revi-
sions to the Planned Develop-
ment Standards for Polk County.
The Board of County Commis-
sioners has directed the Growth
Management Department to
revise the Planned Development
(think subdivisions) standards to
ensure that high-quality develop-
ment occurs. Current Planned
Development standards can be
found online at:
http://www.polk-
county.net/InternetV4/county of
fices/planning/docs/LDC_Chap-
ter_3__June_05.pdf, starting on
page 3-53.
Determining the needs and
wants of you, Polk County citi-
zens, is vital to Growth Manage-
ment's success in re-writing the


Planned Development regula-
tions, as it has the potential to
affect citizens' surrounding
neighborhoods, or future
homes!
Polk County's Land Develop-
ment Code allows property own-
ers to build homes at densities
according to Future Land Use
Districts (its like zoning). For
example, a RL-1 district permits 1
home per acre, RL-2 permits 2
homes per acre, etc. If a property
owner wants to develop more
homes than what is allowed,
they need to apply for what is
called a Planned Development
(PD). Through this process, for
example, a RLR,09;1 district
may be able to be developed at a
maximum of 5 homes per acre.
The process for a PD takes about
3-4 months, and involves at a
minimum, one ,public hearing
before the Planning Commis-
sion.
We need citizen input to
understand what type of com-
munity features, design, and/or
improvements citizens would


like to see in a new residential
subdivision. Some examples can
include: sidewalks, trees, parks,
how it fits into the neighbor-
hood, and where the best places
these subdivisions should be
built (ie. proximity to emergency
services, schools, stores.)
Growth Management staff
will be holding three public
meetings to gather information
at the following locations:
Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 to
7 p.m. at the Neil Combee
Administration Building located
at 330 W. Church Street, 3rd
Floor, Bartow, FL. 33830.
Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30 to
7 p.m. at the Davenport School of
the Arts; 8 W. Palmetto Street,
Davenport, FL. 33837.
Thursday, June 1 from 5:30 to
7 p.m. at Combee Elementary;
2805 Morgan Combee Road,
Lakeland, FL 33801.
For additional information
please contact Sarah Chmielak of
the Growth Management Office
at (863) 534-6460.


1996 FHS class reunion planned


The Frostproof High School
Class of 1996 has scheduled their
10th year reunion for the weekend
of June 2 thru June 4. On Friday,
June 2 classmates can meet at the
Admiral's Inn Lounge in Winter
Haven around 8 p.m. On Saturday,
June 3, a dinner will be held at
Antonio's Restaurant inside the
Admiral's Inn in Winter Haven.


Cost is $20 per person. We had to
cancel the formal dinner at Sun N
Lakes Country Club due to lack of
interest. On Sunday, June 4 class-
mates will meet for a BBQ at
Fewox Park around noon. Cost is
$10. Children are FREE. Food will
be provided.
The committee does not want
to cancel due to lack of interest.


Let's make this a memorable
reunion! The next reunion will not
be held for another 10 years...

Please contact Becky Donadio
for additional information at
home 863-635-4839 after 6 or cell
phone 863-207-0630 any other
time. Also e-mail
bdonadio@yahoo.com.


FCAT writing scores now released


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush and Education Commis-
sioner John L. Winn have
announced the results of the writ-
ing portion of the 2006 Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT) for students in grades 4, 8
and 10. These results show an
increase in the average score in all
grade levels and an increase in the
number of students who scored
3.5 or higher on the writing portion
of the FCAT. A score of 3.5 is the
standard used in the grading of
schools.
"These newly released scores
from the.2006 FCAT are the latest
S- evidence of Florida's rising student
achievement," said Governor Jeb
Bush. "Our teachers have done a
remarkable job helping Florida
Students improve their citing, a
critical skill for future success."
"4th Grade 76 percent of slu-
dents scored 3.5 and above, an
increase from 74 percent last year
and up from 34 percent scoring 3.5
or above in 1999. The average
essay score increased from 3.7 in
2005 to 3.9.
8"th Grade-- 83 percent of stu-
dents scored 3.5 and above, an
increase from 76 percent last year
and up from 51 percent scoring 3.5
or above in 1999. The average
essay score increased from 3.8 in
2005 to 4.0.
*10th Grade 78 percent of
students scored 3.5 and above, a
slight decrease from 79 percent
last year and still much higher than
the 60 percent scoring 3.5 and
above in 1999. The average essay
score increased from 3.8 in 2005 to
3.9.
."Governor Bush's A+ Plan for
Education and its implementation
by the State .Board of Education
have raised standards and expec-
tations for student achievement in
O- ur schools," said Commissioner
Winn. "Each year our students
continue to make achievements,
indicating that these policies are
preparing students for future suc-
cess."


Printed reports, including indi-
vidual student reports, school
reports, district reports and state
reports will be delivered to school
districts this week. Districts will
also receive an electronic data file
of studentwriting scores.
This year's test introduced Writ-
ing+ (Writing Plus), a combina-
tion -of an essay and multiple
choice questions. The essay por-
tion remains the same while the
multiple choice section of Writ-
ing+ includes questions designed
to measure knowledge on four
facets of writing skills focus,
organization, support and conven-
tions. This new section will pro-
vide a more comprehensive
account of a student's writing and
language abilities. Parents will
receive a scale 'score on their
child's performance on the entire
writing test, including both the
multiple choice and essay portion.
Scores on the multiple choice sec-
tion will not be included in a
school's grade this year. The
Department will convene a group
of teachers in the fall of 2006 to
make recommendations on
achievement level standards for
Writing+. Ultimately, the Writ-
ing+ performance will be includ-
ed in the determination of a
school's grade.
The State continues to take
steps toward increasing the trans-
parency of the FCAT. Hundreds of
printed and online resources relat-
ed to the FCAT have been available
for several years, including annual
releases of sample questions and a
release of "half tests" in 2001. Stu-
dents and parents are encouraged
to use these tests in conjunction
with additional FCAT materials
provided online to improve per-
formance. Recently, Governor
Bush and Commissioner Winn
announced the FCAT Parent Net-
work, a secure site that will enable
parents to view their child's FCAT
reading and mathematics scores
online.
Providing a quality education


for each and every student in Flori-
da is Governor Bush's priority and
-the state's most important mission.
Florida's investment in the A+
Plan for Education continues to
achieve results. The accountability
in Florida's A+ Plan school grad-
ing system ensures the state meas-
ures the progress of every student
in every school each year. Today,
more of Florida's students than
ever are reading on their own, tak-
ing college entrance exams, grad-
uating from high school and earn-
ing college degrees.
To view school, district and
state FCAT reports visit
http://fcat.fldoe.org.


The period from May 8 to online at www.polk- Bartow. Applications will be
June 2 is the final opportunity for fl.net/schoolchoice or by mail processed according to date
students to apply for a Polk during that period. Applications received or date postmarked.
County magnet or choice school are available at each magnet or
for the 2006-2007 school year. choice school or at the school Call (863) 534-0631 for further
Applications can be submitted district administrative office in information.

Girl Scouts plan mini-carnival

Lakeland A mini-carnival year while also demonstrating to booths at the event. The carnival
will be held Saturday, May 20 in potential Girl Scouts what the will be held at Imperial Lakes
Mulberry for girls interested in organization has to offer. Infor- Kidz, 1901 Shepherd Road, from
joining a Girl Scout Troop in the mation about future Summer 10 a.m. 1 p.m., Saturday, May
fall. Hosted by Girl Scouts- Heart Sampler activities will be on 20. It is open to all girls ages 5-17
of Florida Council, the carnival hand for those girls interested in 20 It open t al grlt 51
will feature games, prizes, a joining but who would like to For more information, contact
Moon Walk and Mr. Twister, a experience extra Girl Scout activ- Shari Money, Membership Direc-
local balloon artist., ities. tor, 863-688-7648 ext. 113 or visit


The event is a reward for Local Girl Scout Troops will our
troops who register early for next design and operate themed www.hfgsc.org/news.


website


Upcoming Health Expo planned


Polk County Community
Health and Social Services, in
conjunction with. countywide
health care providers, is present-
ing health expo's to introduce
and register county residents for
the new Polk County HealthCare
Plan. This plan assists residents
who have difficulty affording
health insurance. If you are a
Polk County resident, and in
need of health care, these Expos


are for you! The expos will take
place:
May 20 in Wahneta at the
Guadalupe Catholic Mission;
June 3 in Fort Meade at the
Ft. Meade Community Center;
and,
June 17 in Winter Haven at
the Orange Dome and Fair-
grounds.
Don't miss these opportuni-
ties to connect you or your family


to this beneficial program which
has been paid for through your
tax dollars and the Polk County
one-cent sales tax. All expos are
scheduled from 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Additional health fairs will be
scheduled in upcoming months!
For more information about
the Polk County Healthcare Plan,
the type of services it offers, and
the locations of providers, please
call (863) 533-1111.


Movie filmed at Cypress Gardens


Winter Haven, FL- Cypress
Gardens Adventure Park
reclaims another piece of its his-
tory and adds it to the future, as
the park hosts the shooting of
several scenes for an upcoming
major motion picture. Guests are
encouraged to attend the park
May 18 to become a part of the
experience and possibly become
a part of the background for the
film, "Grace is Gone."


The movie, starring an Oscar
award-winning actress and a
well-known leading actor, fol-
lows the fall-out of a family
affected by the war in Iraq. The
film's main character, Stanly
Phillips, is left to grapple with the
devastation left behind, after his
wife is killed in the line of duty. In
an attempt to avoid the moment
in which he must tell his two
young daughters, the grief-strick-


en Stanley sets off on a road-trip
to the girls' favorite amusement
park.

The amusement park scenes
will be filmed at Cypress Gardens
and the crew is looking for extras
to fill the background scenes.
Filming is tentatively set for May
18, weather permitting. Please
check the park's website for any
changes or updates.


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